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making news in america this morning, super tuesday showdown. the most important day so far in the presidential election. multistate voting with a lot at stake. we're live in washington with the candidates last-minute efforts and states seen as must wins today. violent rally. chaos erupting at a donald trump event. protesters disrupting the front-runner and a photographer getting slammed to the ground by a secret service agent. caught on camera. a driver leading police on a wild chase in a u-haul. and historic year in space. astronaut scott kelly preparing for his return to earth after a record-breaking mission. well, good
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we begin with the busiest day at the polls for the entire primary season. >> it is super tuesday. voters in 12 states are casting their ballots and a treasure trove of delegates are up for grabs. hillary clinton is holding a commanding lead over bernie sanders in the latest national poll. on the republican side, a protest and a scuffle erupted at a donald trump rally as he trades more insults, trump soared in a new poll jumping ahead of his rivals marco rubio and ted cruz by more than 30 points. >> it's "your voice, your vote" and we have live team coverage. lana zak standing by in washington, d.c. but we'll get started with stephanie ramos who is in virginia where polls open this morning at 6:00. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning to you, kendis and reena. you got it. it is super tuesday and voters can cast their ballots starting at 6:00 this morning in alexandria, virginia. as soon as they close in 12 states we could effectively have a nominee for both parties. super tuesday is here. the biggest voting day o
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year leading up to the general election. voters in a dozen states and a u.s. territory will go to the polls today with 1,610 delegates at stake. hours before they open the candidates zig sagging across and holding rallies trying to grab last-minute votes. >> let me be very clear to the men and women of texas, i will not compromise the way -- >> reporter: ted cruz hoping to win big in his home state talking religious liberty. >> you know what they say about men with small hands. >> reporter: his barrage of insults against donald trump subsiding by the end of the day but at a trump rally in virginia, tension. >> get them out. >> reporter: a large group of student protesters marched out and as they passed a photographer from "time" magazine thrown to the ground by a secret service agent. the secret service now investigating. >> i don't think america has ever stopped being great. what we need to do now is
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>> reporter: hillary clinton hoping to keep her lead over bernie sanders. >> now it is time for massachusetts to lead the political revolution. >> reporter: but a fund-raising e-mail from clinton shows her looking beyond sanders and targeting gop front-runner donald trump. the latest national polls showing 49% of republican voters would support a president trump. here in virginia, many more voters are expected to turn out today, much more than the last time both pears held presidential primaries. kendis and reena, back to you. >> live in alexandria, virginia, steph, thanks so much. now to what's really at stake today. there are key state s for the democrats and republicans. >> to break it down abc's lana zak is live in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no single candidate could win the nomination today, however, for donald trump and hillary clinton, this could be their opportunity to really pull ahead.
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is texas. ted cruz's home state where he has a slim lead in a recent poll. it is the biggest delegate prize of the day and experts say it is a must win for cruz. there are 595 total delegates up for grabs in the gop. more than a quarter come from texas and there are many more delegates at stake for the democrats. 1,015 delegates are up for grabs. bernie sanders will likely win his home state of vermont but a recent poll has clinton with a slight lead in neighboring massachusetts. for sanders to keep this rice close he needs to win in the south but six of those, alabama, arc, a, georgia, texas, tennessee and virginia have significant black populations, an electorate in which clinton has strong support. and if sanders continues to be beat badly in the south as he was this past weekend in south carolina, well, it will be virtually impossible for him then to catch up to clinton. reena, kendis. >> all right, a long dayhe
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for all seven presidential campaigns. we move on. the state department released its final batch of hillary clinton's e-mails while she was secretary of state. >> she's been under fire for using a private e-mail server at least 2100 e-mails that she sent or were received contained classified material. none were marked classified at the time which clinton has repeated repeatedly cited in her defense. the fbi is investigating whether any laws were broken. stay with abc news all day for super tuesday coverage. our political team will be here tonight at 10:00 eastern with the latest and tomorrow, be sure to tune in to "america this morning" for the results. >> let's take a look at the super tuesday weather. it could impact the voting. march is definitely coming in like a lion. you can see the storm bringing heavy snow this morning to the upper midwest. >> as much as 6 inches expected in wisconsin and michigan. although the worst should miss chicago and detroit. well now to a
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standoff in southern california. dragging on for hours with children in the car. police responding to a domestic incident chased a driver in a hummer across at least three freeways in orange county. the man's girlfriend and his two kids were in the suv and she had a restraining order finally released unharmed nearly six hours after the ordeal started. the first time the u.s. or any country admitted this, the pentagon is using cyberweapons against isis and stepping up the digital warfare. the gold is to disrupt the ability of isis to communicate, control its forces and manage finances. defense secretary ash carter says it may force the extremists to use older technologies that are even easier to disrupt. it's now just a matter of hours until scott kelly leaves the international space station for earth. he's been in space for nearly a full year. kelly handed over command of the station to another astronaut on monday. now, later he and two russian crew members will ride a spacecraft back to earth.
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long required a lot of help. >> spaceflight is the biggest team sport there is and it's, you know, incredibly important that we all work together to make what is seemingly impossible possible. >> kelly and the russian will land tonight in kazakhstan. when he returns to houston kelly will quickly undergo tests with his twin brother mark. they will gauge the effect that all that time in space had on his body. >> they're not sure whether it willic weeks or months for him to recuperate. apple winning a major court case against the fbi. >> plus, breaking down. erin andrews in tears on the stand. her emotional testimony talking about being secretly filmed. caught on camera. fedex driver narrowly escaping a powerful tornado.
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not exactly what you want to see in your neighborhood gas station. a shuttle bus at the pumps on fire. the driver had noticed that it was overheating and pulled in to get help. besides the bus, gas pumps and a large chevron sign here in san francisco were destroyed. one firefighter had minor injuries. well, a teen accused in the latest school shooting will be in court this morning charged with trying to kill two fellow students. investigators say the 14-year-old opened fire in the school cafeteria in middleton, ohio. hitting the two students, two others hurt while trying to run away. the school which had practiced for exactly such an event went into lockdown and the sheriff says he knows what's behind the shooting but he wouldn't release details. at the supreme court, gasps from the audienc
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clarence thomas spoke. it's the first time in ten years that thomas has said anything during an oral argument. the court and it wasn't just one question but a string of them in an exchange that lasted several minutes. thomas said in the past that he relies on written briefs and doesn't need to ask questions. well, apple has won a legal victory in its latest battle against the government. a judge ruled that apple can't be compelled to help the fbi to unlock an iphone in a narcotics case and is ruling the judge said he found no limit on how far the government would go to require companies to violate deeply held american values. the justice department plans to appeal. well, that ruling has no effect on the battle involving apple and the fbi. when it comes to unlocking the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists. apple's top lawyer will testify before congress about that case today. he's expected to maintain apple's position that creating special software to unlock the iphone would endanger iphone
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it is both a setback and a first for self-driving cars. one of the google vehicles was in an sdecht sideswiping a transit bus. there have been other accidents involving google's self-driving vehicles but this is a first one where the car was at fault. google says it has tweaked the software. i still believe it can help with soccer drop-off and pickup. when we come back, sounding the alarm. health officials with a new warning for a popular birth control device. and always finish strong. a team loses a state championship after celebrating too early. with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® works differently than pills. and comes in a pen. victoza® is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. victoza® is not for weight loss,
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eal life. watch this close call for a fedex driver in southern louisiana during a powerful tornado. she spotted the funnel cloud in her rearview mirror and then tried to take shelter inside a hardware store but the door was locked and barricaded with sandbags so the driver hid behind a soda machine outside the store. it fell over and the tornado all but destroyed the store. but the fedex driver is fine. well, drivers could run into more severe weather this morning from that same part of louisiana. up until the appalachians, just wet roads further north. heavy snow awaits them in the northern midwest this morning and in the northern rockies. another storm is moving into the northwest. if you're flying airport delays likeliest in chicago, detroit and memphis. the virginia police officer skilled on her first day on patrol will be remembered today
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route as ashley guidon's body was taken from the funeral home to the memorial chapel. an army skth assigned to the pentagon confessed to killing her when she responded to a domestic call at his house. erin andrews broke down on the witness tan during her lawsuit against a nashville hotel. andrews was videotaped by a stalker. that went viral and in the process humiliated her. she described in court the moment she first saw it. >> i saw it for two seconds and i was like, oh, my god then i shut it down. >> andrews went on to say she became all but dysfunctional for several months after the video went online and wants $75 million from the hotel which she says made it easy for the stalker. he was convicted and served 20 months in prison. the controversial contraceptive essure will be given the fda's most serious warning but it won't be pulled from the
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essure has drawn house of complaints from women who said the pain and bleeding they suffered was so severe they were required surgery to remove the device. the fda is requiring manufacturer bayer to conduct more studies on the risks. and news about another controversial product for women. the libido drug adyi says it only modest i increases sexual satisfaction. given the side effects they conclude the benefits of taking it weren't worth taking it. george kennedy has died. he is best remembered for his supporting role in coot cool hand luke" for which he won an oscar but the actor was in dozens of other major films during his 50 year career and although he usually played a tough guy he was one of the best liked characters and actors in hollywood. george kennedy a world war ii veteran died of natural causes at 91. boy, this was certainly an adventure in moving near detroit. a high-speed
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allegedly stolen u-haul van began on an interstate highway and moved to local roads and continued even after the truck's tires blew out on obstacles that police had actually placed in the roads. finally a deputy banged into the van with his squad car. the truck came to a halt and the driver was under arrest. word of a contract extension for tom brady has new england peyton manning fans cheering. reports indicate the 38-year-old quarterback has signed a two-year deal with the team. the extension is said to give the patriots significantly more room under the nfl's salary cap. now, before the extension, brady was due to make about $15 million for the coming season. well, brady still has a couple of months before he gets back into action. as for the guys who are in action last night, we get the highlights from espn. he's stan. i'm neil. it's the beginning of the workweek. we'll build up our intensity as this goes on. >> cleveland cavaliers need to build up theirs. they lost thr
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james took a day off sunday. they got absolutely trashed in washington. that's what j.r. smith said. james feeding dellavedova and cavs tied the game at 94 then tristan thompson, big shot there. the indiana coach wanted offense to follow. didn't get it. cavaliers up by two. george hill puts up the shot but check out thompson with the big block and contributes at both ends of the court. cavaliers pumped up to get the win, 100-96. 33 for james. >> stan and i will play all five days this week. this is the thunder and kings and have to wonder what kind of bounce-back the thunder would have after getting bounced by steph curry. dave and buster's before he hit that. the place went nuts. westbrook went nuts in this game. he almost fooled around and had a triple-double by halftime, stan. got it midway through the third quarter.
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let's get a little demarcus cousins/steven adams thing going here. >> that could be explosive. >> nobody scores points at home like cousins. >> getting drug there. >> all about scoring the most. look at the steven adams look. when i retire i'm going for that look. >> back to you. >> it's a good look. >> it is. up next in "the pulse" more reasons to get your zzzs. how lack of sleep gives you the munchies. the dog with braces going viral. i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled on a long-term asthma control medicine, like an inhaled corticosteroid. breo won't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden breathing problems.
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and researchers are finding more links between sleep deprivation and eating junk food. >> lack of sleep, it actually raises blood levels of a chemical that boosts your desire for food. so, even if you're full that happens. plus, a lack of sleep also makes you less likely to exercise. >> and makes you more cranky. >> yes. >> likely. okay, so if your little one is cursed with bad teeth it's a no-brainer, of course, you head to the orthodontist even if that little one has four legs. >> want to take a look. that's wesley. you see a super cute golden retriever puppy. how adorable is wesley but apparently his adult teeth came in wrong causing a lot of pain, he stopped eating. he lost weight. so, wesley's owner decided to give him braces to fix the problem. look at this. want to show you this next picture. west lying look at that smile. that's a colgate smile if i ever saw one. >> he'll only have to wear the braces for a few
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not using teeth whitening. >> he'll get there when he gets older. now finally we know what the late great yogi berra would say about a high school basketball team from rhode island. it ain't over until it's over. >> this is a painful one. check the highlights, shall we? the team in the dark uniforms hits a late shot, yes, they start celebrating, they're thinking they've won the state title after what looked like a defensive steal. >> okay, but there's one second left and the team in white inbounds the ball. the kid hits a layup and the terre haute chargers win it with no time on the clock. it ain't over till it's over. >> they're the ones celebrating. so many people in vegas had the chargers going the whole way. all the bookies. >> bookies aren't always right, kendis. sometimes you have to go for the underdog. >> nice job, guys. more news after this.
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inching closer to the first day of spring. good morning washington. toss to eileen today: mostly sunny with increasing clouds late. mild and breezy. highs: 59-65 winds: se 5-15 mph tonight: scattered showers. windy. lows: 45-50 winds: nw 15-25 g 40 mph wednesday: lingering shower early. partly cloudy, windy, and cooler. highs: 43-49 feels: 30s winds: nw 10-20 mph
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developing right now.. firefighters are
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firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a fatal fire last night in the district. this was the scene in the 43-hundred block of massachusetts avenue in southeast. investigators say the blaze started in the basement, and quickly spread. right now, one person is confirmed dead, and firefighters say no one else was transported to the hospital. we have a crew on the way to the scene and will bring you a live update coming up at 5-a-m. turning to vote 2016-- today is the biggest day of voting until november-- its super tuesday. and virginia is among a dozen states up for grabs as democratic and republican
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their party's nomination. and for thousands of school children today's primary-- means no school. fairfax county, loudoun county, spotsylvania county, and prince william county have all canceled classes today amid concern about high voter turnout. many schools are used as voting locations. voters are also being reminded to bring a photo i-d when they go to cast their ballot. on the democratic side-- both campaigns are holding watch parties across the area, to watch the results come in for super tuesday. governor terry mcauliffe, who is supporting hillary clinton, will attend a watch party event at "black wall hitch" in alexandria. supporters for senator bernie sanders will hold several events tonight-- including 2 in virginia. there is watch party at summers grill & sports bar, in arlington, starting at 6-pm. there is also a watch party at the campaign office in oakton. meanwhile-- the secret service is investigating an incident on the campaign trail in virginia. a photographer at a donald trump rally says a secret service agent c
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ground, after he stepped out of the designated media area. chris morris says he was 18 inches outside of the media pen when the agent grabbed him, sparking the altercation. time magazine says trump is the only presidential candidate who forces media to stay in a pen area- with secret service agents enforcing it. the man accused of killing 2 college students- expected to enter plea agreements this week. jesse matthew will likely accept deals for the murder of hannah graham and morgan harrington. he's already serving life in prison for sex assault and attempted murder in a separate case. matthew may have faced the death penalty in the murder of hannah graham. the pleas will be announced wednesday. it's xx and we're just getting started. today is the day. it's super tuesday and voters are almost ready to head to the polls. we'll break down all the big races.. coming up. and a community prepares to lay a
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gunned down on her first day on the street. we'll tell you how you can pay your respects.. just ahead. good morning washington. today: mostly sunny with increasing clouds late. mild and breezy. highs: 59-65 winds: se 5-15 mph tonight: scattered showers. windy. lows: 45-50 winds: nw 15-25 g 40 mph wednesday: lingering shower early. partly cloudy, windy, and cooler. highs: 43-49 feels: 30s winds: nw 10-20 mph

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