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democratic voters were white, but not in nevada with a large latino population, or in south carolina where a majority are african-american. do you think it's possible for to you win the democratic nomination if you don't convince more black voters to back you? >> well, it is absolutely essential the african-american vote and the latino vote, both votes, enormously important. we intend to do very well in boast those communities >> reporter: vermont senator making that pitch along with shooting some hoops today on "the view." >> the reason we'll do well is our views on criminal justice in this country, and that is we have a broken criminal justice system. >> reporter: sanders already has strong support among working class white voters. if he can broaden his appeal his campaign believes he can keep winning. >> thank you, new hampshire. >> reporter: kasie hunt, nbc news, new york. >> reporter: i'm andrea mitchell covering the clinton campaign.
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hampshire, and i always will. >> reporter: a team now considering big changes like adjusting their message. in her concession clinton echoing sanders trying to appeal to sanders' supporters. >> i will fight to rein in wall street, and you know what? i know how to do it! . you're not going to find anybody more committed toy aggressive campaign finance reform than me. >> reporter: top clinton supporters tell nbc news they are alarmed by voters' reason for abanding clinton, losing to sanders by honesty and trustworthiness and the potential first female candidate losing young women by 11 points and other women 59 points. expect to hear her policies on taxes. >> i will raise your incomes but not middle class taxes. >> reporter: the campaign is dispatching kline kline to south carolina, a state that's been fraught for him in the past, getting backlash from this attack by barack
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against hill hill in 2008. the biggest fairy tale i've ever seen. >> reporter: clintons hope nevada and south carolina more diverse and where she now leads are a firewall. a lot will depend on the state's top democrat, congressman jim clyburn. >> i'm not ruling out an endorsement before the election. i'm just ruling one out for this week. >> reporter: even though she lost big, clinton will get as many delegates as sanders from elected officials and tomorrow she will be endorsed by the congressional black caucus, a big boost for south carolina and beyond. lester. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. let's bring in our political director, the moderator of "meet the press," chuck todd. do any of the rules and experience of new hampshire apply going forward? >> well, not only do they apply. it could actually be a rerun in this respect, in the way that we thought new hampshire was going to serve of to winnow the republican field, help determine to who would be the chief challenger to trump and cruz, now that role goes to south carolinian republicans. many republican campaigns i've talked
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and cruz will be one and two and now it's the race for third. this time on the democratic side in south carolina, instead of clinton being the underdog. she plays the favorite and it's sanders who is the underdag plight game of expectations so south carolina, oddly enough, a rerun of new hampshire. >> chuck todd, thank you very much. we learned today that the justice department has filed a civil rights lawsuit against ferson, missouri, now that the city is balking at making changes in the wake of the michael brown shooting. the city agreed to provide better police training and change how its courts do business, but last night the city said some changes, including higher police salaries, would cost too much, so now the feds are going to court seeking an order that would force the city to make those changes. in a community outside baltimore two sheriff's deputies have been shot and called. it all began with a disturbance call when investigators say the suspect opened fire and hit one deputy inside a restaurant. the gunman identified
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evans flood and shot another deputy before he was killed by police. there are some new warnings about the very real fire danger to airplanes posed by lithium ion batteries found in just about every cell phone and laptop and often shipped as air cargo. they have already been linked to deadly crashes and now the faa, the ntsb and the nation's main pilot union are all warning against shipping large quantities of these batteries and as nbc's tom costello reports some want them banned on passenger flights worldwide. >> the dangers posed batteries on full display in this faa test. a bulk shipment of batteries burning so hot the plane's fire suppression system is overwhelmed. have already been blamed for this catastrophic fire on board a ups cargo fire in philadelphia and the loss of two cargo planes that killed their crews in due buy and off korea. now a top pilots' union is calling for a
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battery shipments. >> we have no fire fighting equipment on board that can fight this fire. if it lights of course, the only chance of a successful outcome that we have is to get the aircraft on the ground as soon as possible. >> reporter: while most u.s. passenger airlines already ban bulk shipments of batteries, nearly every cell phone, laptop, tablet and dvd player carried on a plane comes with lithium batteries that can overheat. already 2,100 cases of small fires on board passenger planes, some forced to make emergency landings. today the ntsb said the risk posed by lithium ion batteries is growing and immediate and called for new battery shipping regulations. >> we're looking for separation of lithium ion batteries from flammable materials, and we're also looking to reduce the amount of lithium ion battery. >> reporter: a shipment ban is
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stringent packaging. faa authorities could decide on tough new standards for shipping batteries. tom costello, nbc news, washington. now to something you might not believe unless you saw it with your own eyes, there it is, a station selling gas for just 99 cents a gallon, something a whole lot of folks thought they would never see again, and while it won't happen everywhere analysts say gas under $1 could be on the way in a lot more places. we get more from nbc's blake mccoy. >> how are you. >> reporter: lois cooks has been driving school busses in elgin, illinois for 20 years. >> good morning. >> reporter: but this year her bus and the 353 others in this suburban chicago school district are actually saving money. cheap gas means transportation is coming in half a million dollars under budget, money that's being redirected to help fund all-day kindergarten. >> we're absolutely thrilled that we can save this money and
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classroom where it belongs. >> reporter: almost every state in the country is now averaging gas below $2 a gallon, a handful of states below $1.50, and drivers today in tiny jetmore, kansas are doing a double take, 99 cents per gallon. did you ever think you'd be standing here talking to me about 99 cent gallon gas in 2016? >> just as possible as the cubs win is the world series, bog long shots and both impossible. >> reporter: glut of oil on the market hasn't been good news for oil-rich north dakota where the economy is shrinking, or texas. 50,000 oil and gas jobs were lost last year. more layoffs expected. but for drivers all across america. >> it's given me more opportunities to travel and add more clothes to my collection. >> reporter: the oil bust is giving americans a well-deserved break. blake mccoy, nbc news, elgin, illinois. >> still ahead as we continue here tonight, good news in the battle against dementia.
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you can practice that may help prevent or memory loss. also, will customers relish the
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there is promising news tonight in the fight dense dementia. while it's been expected to skyrocket in the coming years as americans ages there are signs the trend cop stopped, especially for the most common kind of dementia of a alzheimer's, and as nbc's joe fryer reports doctors say the reason has as much to do with the heart as it does with the brain. >> reporter: for isn't yapt, dementia is a family bat. five years ago she was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment
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ago her mother claire died from alzheimer's. >> she loved music and loved the arts and she loved to read, and she lost that all little by little. >> reporter: follow her own diagnosis, cynthia made major lifestyle changes, physically active. >> let's review this. >> reporter: and engaging her brain by taking college classes. >> i'm trying to push off this disease, to run as fast as i can from it. >> reporter: the benefits of such healthy steps are reflected in a study published in the "new england journal of medicine." it finds the kind of dementia caused by vascular problems austin powers to be on the decline, down on average 29% per decade since 1977. the trend is especially sdrong for those with at least a high school dip map. the study says better treatment of stroke and heart disease might be a reason. >> what it does view is give us further evidence that controlling your heart health risk factors can reduce your likelihood of developing dementia as you age.
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dementia accounts for 10% of all dementia cases but experts say everyone can benefit from this research. numerous studies find you can reduce your risk of dementia by exercising regularly. anything that raises your heart rate, pumping more blood to the brain. it's worked for cynthia. her memory has not declined. >> it's a fight for my memory. it's a fight for my family. it's a fight for others who are diagnosed, so i'm in it to win it. >> reporter: she knows the battle for her brain is fought with her entire body. joe fryer, nbc news. >> we're back in a moment with why some people may not be able to leave a nightmare cruise tonight, even
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a powerful storm turned a cruise into a night-maker the royal caribbean ship with 6,000 aboard will pull into port later tonight in new jersey. high winds and huge waves batter the ship over the weekend forcing it to turn around.
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spect it to make sure it's safe to sail again and it turns out that some needing help carrying bags may have to wait until morning before they can depart. a surprise in the fast food wars today as burger king announced its biggest menu change in decades, adding grilled hot dogs to the lineup alongside the whopper. burger king's president says it's probably the most obvious product launch ever. it will be on the menu at all their 7,100 u.s. restaurants starting february 23rd. 15 million people so far on social media have watched this hilarious viral video of a baby seeing double. his father and his father's twin. the identical brothers keep passion the little guy back and forth, playing around with their glasses to add to his cute confusion and no matter who is holding him he thinks his dad is the other guy. dad, by the way, is the one on the left. when we come back, they will decide the next round of the primary fight, so what's tipping the
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finally, as we mentioned earlier, all eyes are on south carolina as the campaign frenzy descends on the palmetto state, but what are the voters there who can throw
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into this race actually want? we sent our kevin tibbles to go there and ask them as part of our series "we the people". rail lines once converged on spartanburg they city. now it will be presidential hopefuls criss-crossing town. >> have a cheeseburger. >> reporter: and its 37,000 people, half black, half white, are good and ready for >> call it. >> reporter: that's the battle cry of jerry the call it guy at the beacon drive-in. for 70 years they have prided themselves on giving ordinary people value for money, a message candidates should heed says owner steve duncan. of the country. let's talk about how to support this segment our economy. >> we build a brand. >> reporter: 29-year-old small businessman billy whiteside wants a candidate who will assist new minority-owned firms in the out.
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snoop are you a rarity? >> am ararity? i would say yes, for the moment. >> reporter: 65% of south carolina's republicans are proud evangelicals. at christian supply devotional prayer begins each day. for becca friend her choice of candidate will not be an act of faith but the result of it. >> reporter: >> too often christians have kind of taken a back seat. if i want to see change, i have a responsibility to get out and vote. >> >> reporter: back at the beacon democrat jerry wiggleton has this message. >> we just like to be treated snir perhaps a reminder to candidates that in the new south old traditions hold fast. the customer should always come first. kevin tibbles, nbc news, spartanburg, south carolina. >> that will do it for us on this wednesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc
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it's thursday, february 11th. coming up on "early today," the fbi is surrounding the oregon refuge is negotiating the surrender with the armed holdout. two candidates fall as the presidential hopefuls descend on south carolina where they want to see who can take a political punch. it plus a frightened wild elephant runs amuck causing damage and fear. fenway park is transformed into a winter wonderland. and from super bowl champion to egg on his face. peyton goes head-to-head with
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"early today" starts right now. good morning. breaking news in oregon. the fbi has negotiated a surrender of the last of the occupiers of an oregon wildlife refuge. in a live stream of a phone conversation, the occupiers said they would surrender this morning but only if they're escorted by nevada politician and the reverend franklin graham, the son of famed evan jlest, billy graham. the fbi then swarmed the refuge, block all entrances and exits and leading to hours of tense negotiations. ammon bundyti and others were arrested a couple weeks ago. ammon bundy's father was arrested by the fbi late last
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so far no word on what charges clive faces. to politics, where the republican presidential field is shrinking after some poor performances in new hampshire. carly fiorina and chris christie both announced they're suspending their campaigns and donald trump is taking his momentum to south carolina. where he declared quote you're next and a win would propel him to run the tables the rest of the primary season. he over pushed his general electability saying he could even win states like new york and michigan. peter alexander spoke with john kasich fresh off his strong second place finish in new hampshire. >> reporter: how do you navigate the anticipated negative attacks? >> i'm not going to let somebody pound me. >> reporter: watching the results come in tuesday night, kasich was more reflective. >> we plugged away and plugged away.
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that can. >> reporter: but he faces a steep uphill climb in a state with far more christian conservatives, a target audience for ted cruz. >> the men and women of south carolina s i believe want somebody who is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. >> reporter: jeb bush's days may be numbered. >>mo jeb bush is a leader who will keep our country safe. >> reporter: but so much for southern charm. a marco rubio advisor indicating this statend is going to be a blood bath. >> south carolina will be definitive and determinative. >> reporter:at still south carolinaens may avoid the establishment altogether. . >> theal people in south carolina are angry right now and they want a candidate that reflects that. >> nbc's peter alexander reporting. for the democrats, bernie
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sanders headed to new york city wednesday meeting with civil rights c leader and msnbc host, reverend al sharpton. theyar discussed civil rights for african americans and the flint water crisis over breakfast. the sanders campaign is increasing the effort with minority voters.vo they have touted indorsements from keyem african american but a number of law makers are accusing him of being absent on issues important to african "there's no credibility to the things that are being said at the s way to twilight of his political career.ed clinton by a wide margin among the state's decisive african american he addressed thiss issue with sharpton. >> you hadar a great victory last
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nevada and south w do you intend, because clearly new hampshire and iowa are mostly white states, ifarly white, how do you intend to deal with a diverse >> it comes down to what we believe and what we are fighting for economically and in terms of social justice and criminal once the word gets out who i am, what we stand for, we're going to do just g fine. >> sharpton says he plans on hillary clinton next thursday before anoins nounce ing his indorsement. and hillary clinton is turning her focus to south carolina and nchb nevada. in the wake ofof losing new hampshire she could be facing critical problems with key
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reasons for abandoning clinton. she lost on honesty and trustness by a whopping 86 points and she even lost with women by 11 points. sanders even over took inli young women voters by 59 points. thepo campaign is counting on her fire wall of minority votersre diverse states ahead. the congressional black caucus forte african americans. quote she's been talking about this for a her entire life. i've only heard about itsanders in the last year. clinton will look to halt sanders growing momentum when they go one on one in milwaukee in the next democratic debate.rts out of north korea indicate the k country's army chief of staff has been executed. theyex have multiplefrom various
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