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it's friday, february 19th. coming up on "early today." it's trump versus pope francis. as the pontiff criticized those who build walls instead of bridges. the donald shot back. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. j and the democratic got specific ahead of nevada. clinton promises immigration reform in her first 100 days.
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everyone knows she's one of the leading feminists of america, made me an honorary woman many years ago. and a helicopter crash lands with five passengers. and fair fight feud. and ellen degeneres and a jamba juice script. and battling the elements. "early today" starts right now. and just when you think you've seen it all in the 2016 presidential race, something new. critical comments from pope francis on donald trump's boarder wall proposal, proving again there may be no one and nothing the donald won't take on. nbc's katy tur has the report. >> reporter: donald trump
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one too sacred for his politicali political i ier ier. lashing out. a person who only thinks about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not christian, he told reporters. just hours earlier, the pontiff was praying along the mexican side of that very border. but while the pope wouldn't say who catholics should vote for, donald trump declared that his holiness should pray its him. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, i can promiseio a promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: another day, another controversy but still no clear break in his support. >> i think he has to respond. the pope's coming at him.
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christian, as is the pope. >> reporter: south carolina is known for its religious block. and nationally, 25%, swing voters to support the last three r presidents. and later at a town hall trump turned to a favorite target, the media. >> oh, the pope is a wonderful guy and he made the statement and i think it was a little bit folked folks in the media. and speaking of the softer side of campaigning, ohio governor john kasich had a man saying he found hope in god, his friends and now kasich's candidacy but had one request of the governor. >> and i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about.
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democratic candidates up close and personal last night on msnbc. they hosted a town hall to allow bernie sanders and hillary clinton to interact with voters before tomorrow's caucuses. the top issue, immigration. the candidates were questioned on their puzishz ositions and how quickly they could imelement their proposals. >> i'm not a dictator here. it has to do with a little bit of cooperation with the congress but it is a major priority when you have 11 million people living in the shadows, i think we owe it to them. legislation. i'm going to call everybody on the committee -- >> within 100 days? >> yeah, i'm going to introduce my priority legislation and this is at the top of that list. we both had a chance to vote on comprehensive immigration reform
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senator sanders voted against it. >> i voted for immigration reform in 2013 because it was a much better piece of legislation. you know, it's not a question of being perfect. nothing is perfect. that had particular egregious provisions in it. >> secretary clinton continued to point to her connection to both president obama and clinton's administration. and this drew strong reaction. >> he's attacked president obama, he's called him weak, disappointing. maybe it is because he wasn't even the democrat until he decided to run for president. well, it's true. i look at our last two democratic presidents. were they perfect? no, no person is but i tell you what i would take either of them over any republican any time,
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>> is one of the two democratic candidates who actually ran me. second of all, i have worked very closely with president obama over the last seven years. he is a friend of mine. overall, i think the president has done an outstanding job and the idea that there can be a primary where different ideas get floated and debated, i don't think that's terrible. >> the two remain in a dead heap going into tomorrow's show down. and a tour helicopter plunged into the waters near the uss arizona at pearl harbor with five people on board and it was there that nearby onlookers sprang into a. >> reporter: witnesses could tell something was wrong. the tail was smoke as it quickly descended towards the rocky
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with a chopper sinking, several good samaritans plunge under to the water to rescue the trapped passengers. five people were aboard and pulled to shore. at least one suffering critical injuries, all rushed to hospitals by ambulance. the navy says the helicopter is owned by genesis aviation, the same chopper seen here before the crash offering aerial tours of the arizona memorial since 1999. the investigation into what went wrong is underway. witnesses say it's a miracle everyone survived. miguel miguel, nbc news. today the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose in the great hall ahead of his funeral tomorrow. and senator cruz said he will now attend after previously
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earlier he blasted president obama for deciding not to attend. and jeb bush broke with republican leaders on the issue of whether or not president obama should nominate a supreme court justice? >> i probably would. i'm an article two guy. i think the presidency should be -- we should be respectful of the constitution. >> and vice president joe biden sat down with rachel maddow. >> you never say to the president for certain you won't do anything but i have no -- look at me now -- i have no desire to sit in the supreme court, none. it would be a great honor but i have no desire, anymore than george mitchell did. >> who do you think the president should pick?
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chance to sit down with him yet to talk about the potential candidates. in the past, we lay out all the people, go out and survey a little bit and see who we think meets those criteria and we think could have a chance of being confirmed. >> vice president biden will be attending justice scalia's funeral yesterday. and you can see special coverage on msnbc at 10:00 eastern. the pope said artificial contraceptives could be used to prevent zika, which is rampant in his native south america. this despite the long standing ban on most form of birth control by the church. and they captured video of a fire firenado. and officials say a spark from a prison lawn mower started that
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in massachusetts, dramatic video of a coast guard boat getting rocked by 12-foot waves. it was on a training mission earlier this month off cape code. it looks like the perfect storm. >> brave men and women. >> want to bring in nbc meteorologist bill karins here with your friday morning forecast and -- >> weekend forecast. we're already watching the temperatures soaring early this morning in areas like st. louis and that's heading for the ohio valley. enjoy what should be a great friday in the middle of the country. on saturday, 63 in drk .c., 56 and from dallas to little rock back to northern portions of mg mississippi and alabama but the warmth is pretty much coast to coast. that's your national weather,
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ahead. 87 today in san angelo. should be one of the warmest spots in the entire nation. yesterday we had record highs in denver in the 70s. you know, usually you have to wait a while for temperatures like this but we'll take it, end of february. >> i'm so excited to hear the temperatures but it's a friday so that would have been happy in itself. amtrak returns to alabama for the first time since hurricane katrina. plus 24 , the candidates weighed on the apple privacy dilemma ." do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer
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that relative has not been charged with a crime. the fbi has been trying to piece together what happened after the shooting that killed 14 people in december. on tuesday, a judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's iphone. tim cook is fighting back, siting privacy concerns bernie sanders and hillary clinton spoke on the issue at the town hall. >> of course, law enforcement has every reason to want to get information off of a killer's cell phone. apple understandably is worried about opening the door, creating what they call a back door into encryption that would not just have to field request from the united states government but from the chinese russian government. >> i believe we can fight
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our constitutional rights. and ethan couch is set to appear in court today. a ruling keeping him in juvenile systems could trigger hearing where he could be set free or sent to prison. and virgin galactic is debuting it's spaceship two. angelina jolie and paris hilton are among those that have already bought a $250,000 fight. and an upset in the making.
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this is video from mobile, alabama, where a cheering crowd welcomed the arrival of the first amtrak passenger plane since hurricane katrina damaged the tracks in 2005. and making 14 stops along the way to new orleans. and nascar kicked off with the daytona 500 and there were scary moments during the races. jaime mcmurray attended to block johnson and that send his car
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a fiery wreck. and the drivers are okay. the nba is back in action and the cavs waisted no time shutting down the chicago bulls. 106 106, chicago, 105. and the golden gofers are 0-14 but no longer. >> and that will do it. a stunning upset at the barn. 6-0. >> the turks went down 68-63, this despite the golden goefers shooting only 33%. and finally, a sport of a whole different kind. . that's a 14-year-old from a small egyptian town who's training his donkey to jump hurdles. the young man works daily with
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