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coverage of the super tuesday results on your nbc news affiliate. as for us, we'll be back next week becau it's monday, february 29th. coming up on "early today." leo wins, "spotlight" shierchs, and chris rocks on. >> well, i'm here at the academy awards otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. and the political insults and miscues a the candidates sprint for votes ahead of tomorrow's super tuesday with 12 states voting. >> plus a major assist from an anonymous shopping cart guy. that and much more as we kick off a busy week ahead. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm dara brown. the award goes to -- last night the stars came out for the awards. "spotlight" w
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wheel mad max, fur yore road and the revenant won big. it had plenty of controversy with the #oscarssowhite hanging over the festivities. jennif jennif jennif jennifer is live. >> reporter: good morning. hollywood's biggest night did not disappoint, not with the glamour or the glitz or the controversy and with the ceremony there were some big surprises. >> spotlight. >> reporter: the title described the moment. spotlight gaggeret center of attention for best picture. >> this film gave a voice to survivors and this oscar amplifies that voice. >> reporter: best picture favorite ""the revenant"" still won big. best for alejandro for the second year in a row and a first career oscar for
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dicaprio for best actor. >> i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted. >> reporter: best actress went to brie larson. >> thank you to the fans. thank you to the moviegoers. thank you for going to the theater and seeing our film. >> alicia for the danish girl while bridge of spies mark rye land pulled an upset for supporting actor beating out heavy favorite sylvester stallone. >> reporter: mad max fur rose. six for technical. demonstrators blocked the way protesters lack of diversity. >> otherwise known as the white people's choice award. >> reporter: jikt also on host chris
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spotlight was on the industry movie's best and the big winner last night may have actually been the girl scouts. chris rock called out the girl scouts saying he missed cookie season. when they tallied it up, they had $65,243 in cookie sales. dara. >> thank you. that was a great moment to watch everybody in the audience eating cookies as the show was going on. this morning the candidates prepare to make their final pitches to voters before tomorrow's 12 races. over the weekend it was a schoolyard fight between marco rubio and donald trump. >> that a guy with the worst fake tan in america is accusing me of putting on makeup. >> you're a choke and a liaring. >> donald trump likes to sue
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he should do that to his face. >> it's rubio. >> have you seen his hands? they're like this. you know what they say about men with small hands. you can't trust them. >> ted cruz, meanwhile, attacks trump on his tax returns. >> there have been multiple media reports about donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported. >> cruz has released a few returns and rubio released all returns dating back to 2010 over the weekend. trumpmeg whitman telling nb news that chris christie's endorsement of dunld trump is an astonishing display. donald alsoab
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senatorial backer. but his failure to strongly condemn a former ku klux klan david duke on cnn may hurt the donald. while he did reduke him back in august trump seemed to stumble sunday morning. i didn't even know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me? all right. i disavow. give me a list of groups and i'll let you know. >> i'm just talking david duke and the ku klux klan. >> honestly, don't know david duke. >> the other candidates quickly pounced. >> we cannot be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacists and the ku klux klan. we cannot be a party that does that. >> we don't have any white for white supremacists in the united states of america. it just doesn't make any sense to me. >> and trump was again on the defensive with nbc's chuck todd on a retreat
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italian leader muse lee know. he said he likes italian quotes. we'll find out how he feel does in tomorrow with a slew of can contests. the latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows donald trump with a 17% lead. he also holds a healthy lead while rubio trails at 19%. in cruz's home state of texas. the senator manages to sflip the numbers at 39% to trump's 26%. if that turns into a surge of report. it remains to be seen in tomorrow's showdown. on the democratic side bernie sanders didn't mince words on saturday's south carolina results. >> yowl lost african-american voters 84/16, worse than any poll had shown. senator, what happened? >> well, we got decimated. that's what happened. among
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it was pathetic from our perspective. >> bernie sanders lost to clinton by a near 3/1 margin. adding urgency to tomorrow's super tuesday races for candidacy in colorado sanders tried out a new campaign last night. >> and you run on a platform calling for a full loaf, at worse you're going to get half a loaf. half a loaf, you're going get crumbs. american people today do not want, do not need crumbs. they need the whole loaf. >> clinton, meanwhile, looked past sanders during a speech in nashville. >> because ultimately we are all in this together, no matter what some people running for president might say as they insult one group of us or another group of us, i believe
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what we need is to be whole. we need to be whole where all of us have a place. >> but she could face more questions as the state department plans to release a final batch of e-mails later today. despite his setback in south carolina, sanders vowed to continue fighting through super tuesday, picking up the support of former dnc vice chair who announced her separation from the committee. in tns the former secretary of state leads by 26 points and in texas clinton holds another 20-plus point lead, 59-38. it was a horrific scene at a sunday church service in dayton, ohio. a pastor was allegedly killed by his brother in front of the congregation while the choir was singing. he just walked to the pulpit
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schooler was in custody and there was likely a domestic injury. there was no word on a motive. no one else was injured. in virginia a man accused of killing two people including a rookie accomplish on her first days on the job is expected in court today. 32-year-old staff army sergeant assigned tothe pentagon is accused of killing one and injuring two others who were responding to a domestic disturbance. after he surrendered they found his wife dead in their home. >> i just want to be clear, do we have officers involved in a shooting? >> we have three officers that have been shot. >> prince william county police department is in very deep mourning over the loss of officer ashley gwinden. >> last night a vigil was held fo
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was sworn into the police force just this past friday. thank you anonymous shopping cart guy after an unidentified guy used a cart to stop a suspect in his track two weeks ago. officers were able to tackle cody lynn city after he crashed on the ground. he ran into the store to try to get away from police. he was wanted for jaywalking and was arrested for disorderly conduct and parole violation. afterward you can see the shopper picking up his things and just continued shopping. >> in southern india there was an elephant who went on a rampage during a religious festival. you can see one pushing his trunk and throwing it in the air with ease as two rode on his back. it took two hours to bring the powerful pachyderm under control. no one was hurt which featured a parade of decorated elephants. >> nbc
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has your weather. >> how strong is that elephant? that's incredible stuff. this week the big story is going to be what's going to happen on tuesday and then into wednesday. are we going to see a very veer repeat of last week? thankfully it does not look like that now. your leap day weather today, the only nasty stuff still feeling like winter. that's where it's cold. a little bit of snow in the graiks but the rest of the country looks pretty good. let's get into what's going to happen late tonight. storm system comes out of the central rockies, redevelops. hail threats over oklahoma city, and ard more area. about 3 million people mostly in the state of oklahoma are at risk for some of those severe storms. then late tonight into tomorrow we watch the storms intensify over arkansas. by the time we wake up they're clear. by 5:00 p.m. that's where we see the storms over tennessee, alabama,
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to have to watch carefully. isolated tornado at worst but not a big outbreak. that's your national weather. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. so in areas of texas, we could see an isolated shower or storm today from houston up to shreveport but temperatures are looking very warm. i mentioned it still looks like winter in the north. look at duluth. only a high of 14. the good news, the super tuesday doesn't look like it's going to be a ruin for any voters. >> that sounds good. thank you, bill. there are some leap day sales for consumers to tell you about. plus find out what one senator is doing to make your northwest flight a more comfortable experience. you're watching "early today." you're watch you can help prevent blindness in undernourished children all over the world. when you get your vitamins at walgreens, you help give life-changing vitamins
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this morning on "today" the new trick hackers are using to get into your computer. it involves pop-up ads and even natalie morales fell victim to it. now to sports and a pantsless gary woodland. the boxer briefs clad golfer offered a solid shot out of the water into the greenside bunker. woodland went on very confidently to par the hole but it was adam scott who took the tournament by a single shot over his good friend sergio garcia. next to atlanta motor speedway. >> who didn't get a good restart of that. kevin harvick, he spun the tires when he went into third gear. >> look at the back straightaway. this will be the race. here they come. around to the line looking for the flag. four cars involved in the
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>> that's jimmie johnson's 76th career victory tying dale earnhardt and dale earnhardt jr. finished the race in second. and the seahawks taking on the number five musketeers. the pirates got off to a fast start including 26 at the half. seton hall never let up even though xavier let up in the second half. the pirates, 96-81. next, ohio state played iowa on a cold streak losing three of their last four to a close one on the final buzzer but they managed to hold off the hawkeyes, 68-64. finally pittsburgh against duke. the blue devils fighting to catch the red home team but the panthers gave their ncaa tournament hopes a major duke by spanking duke, 76-62. well, just ahead, who wore it best at the oscars' red carpet. plus,
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on "news 4 today," two tragic losses, a prince william county officer killed on her first day on the job. at the same time a difficult day as a high school deals with the death of a student. and battleground virginia. leading candidates look for a last minute edge in a key say the. who is ahead and which hopefuls have catching up to do. >> and what a big night in hollywood. >> it is 4:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. and i'm loving this warmer weather. uc
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mild weather here for the next couple days, but don't turn your back on a snow chance before the week is out. first thing, this morning a line of rain showers out here in morgantown, west virginia. it's about four hours away from reaching the capital beltway. so we'll be keeping a track on some morning shower chances. not everyone will get wet. but there is at least a chance. so grab the umbrella first thing this morning. out the door weather, nice and mild, upper 40s and low 50s. so umbrellas through about 11:00 this morning, but blustery and sunny and mild again later on this afternoon and a little chance for rain or know coming up a little later on in the week. more about that coming up. but for now here is the latest, her autobiography, bhot ottom oe beltway. >> outer loop,
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crash just happened. so left side of the roadway is blocked because of that crash. a warning for you there. 66 westbound after 29, centreville, we have the left lane blocked there because of police activity here this morning. also some road work on the top of the beltway inner loop after colesville, left lane getting by. and outer loop after new hampshire, right lane getting by the work zone there. 270 at montrose looking good. in just a couple of hours, an army staff sergeant will appear before a judge on multiple counts on murder. ronald hamilton accused of gunning down his wife and a prince william county police officer, ashley guindon died working her first shift on her first day as a police officer. the man prince william county police say shot three of their officers is 32-year-old ronald hamilton. >> he is an active duty army staff sergeant assigned
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pentagon. he is facing capital murder of a police officer and also murder for the killing of his wife, crystal and assault with a firearm. this could end up being a death penalty case. virginia does allow for the death penalty for the murder of a police officer. >> ashley guindon loved service, that was the message echoed last night. hundreds showed up at the county administration building to honor the sacrifice officer guindon made just one day on the street. >> it was in her blood. she felt a passion for doing it. and she felt like she hadn't given it a fair shot. those were the words to me the day we retired her. >> she was worn in on friday. she served in the marine corps reserve for six years and interned in 011 with the prince william county police department. >> two other officers were shot at the home on lash here court, all three responding to a domestic disturbance call. when officers attempted to enter the home, ro
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started shooting. the two injured officers are currently being treated at inova fairfax hospital. well be at the suspect's first court appearance take. watch for any breaking information. a tough day ahead for students at walt whitman high school. family, friends and classmates gathered to honor the family involved in saturday's crash in bethesda. tommy and his parents were killed, he was a senior at whitman high school. his sister, a sophomore at the school, is fighting for her life this morning. >> we have to try to take something from this, this horrible tragedy, so that it makes a difference that there


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