Nightly News Full Broadcast - March 4

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4 Mar 202421:07

Summary

TLDRThe U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states cannot remove former President Donald Trump from presidential ballots, clearing the way for him to appear in Tuesday's pivotal Super Tuesday primaries. This decision overturned Colorado's attempt to disqualify Trump due to his role in the January 6th attack, citing the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause. Meanwhile, the nation witnessed a devastating blizzard in the West, a guilty plea from an Air National Guardsman leaking military secrets, and a renewed push to reopen the search for the missing MH370 flight nearly a decade after its mysterious disappearance.

Takeaways

  • 😀 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously against Colorado's effort to disqualify Donald Trump from the primary election ballot, citing states have no right to make that call.
  • 🌪️ A new storm is hitting the West Coast, following a monster blizzard that brought over seven feet of snow.
  • 🔒 An Air National Guardsman pleaded guilty to leaking Pentagon secrets on a chat forum, facing prison time.
  • 👑 Princess Kate was spotted in public for the first time since her mystery hospitalization in January.
  • 🕊️ A U.N. report alleges Hamas used sexual violence as a weapon during the October 7th terror attack.
  • 🚗 NBC News investigates why millions of dollars' worth of technology to spot fentanyl at the border are going unused.
  • ✈️ On the decade anniversary of its disappearance, there's a renewed push to reopen the search for Flight MH370.
  • 🗳️ Nikki Haley welcomes the Supreme Court's decision on Trump's ballot eligibility, emphasizing fair competition in the primaries.
  • 🌨️ The Sierra Mountains are experiencing significant snowfall, with a new storm poised to add up to two more feet of snow.
  • 🔥 Texas faces frustration and fatigue from battling wildfires that have scorched over a million acres and caused fatalities.

Q & A

  • What major ruling did the Supreme Court make regarding Donald Trump's eligibility for the presidential ballot?

    -The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states do not have the right to disqualify Donald Trump from appearing on the presidential ballot, reversing previous rulings by some states citing the 14th Amendment related to his actions surrounding the January 6th attack.

  • How did the Supreme Court ruling impact Donald Trump's campaign for the Super Tuesday primaries?

    -The ruling restored Trump to the ballot in Colorado and at least two other states that had moved to strike him from the ballot, allowing him to participate in the Super Tuesday primaries with a major victory just hours before voters headed to the polls.

  • What was the outcome of the Air National Guardsman's case regarding the leaking of military secrets?

    -Jack Teixeira, a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman, pleaded guilty to leaking sensitive national security secrets, including highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine. Under a plea agreement, he faces 11 to 17 years in prison.

  • What was the purpose of the Biden administration's push for a ceasefire in Gaza?

    -The Biden administration was pushing for a ceasefire in Gaza before the start of Ramadan, aiming to secure a proposed six-week truce that would involve the release of hostages in exchange for Palestinian prisoners, in an effort to stop the ongoing civilian toll.

  • What new information emerged about the alleged use of sexual violence by Hamas during the October 7th attack?

    -A new U.N. report stated that there is evidence indicating Hamas fighters committed rape at least three locations during the October 7th attack, and clear information that some hostages in Gaza have been subjected to sexual violence while in captivity.

  • What was the purpose of the new technology being used at the U.S.-Mexico border to detect fentanyl?

    -The new technology involved advanced scanners that could X-ray vehicles to identify fentanyl hidden inside, as authorities aim to crack down on the influx of fentanyl from Mexico, which has become the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 45.

  • Why were millions of dollars' worth of fentanyl scanners at the border going unused?

    -Although the scanners had been purchased, millions of dollars' worth were sitting in warehouses unused because the administration needed approximately $300 million more for civil works to actually install and implement the technology at the border.

  • What was the reason behind the renewed push to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370?

    -Nearly 10 years after the plane's disappearance, an American company called Ocean Infinity wants to try again to search for the wreckage of Flight MH370 using autonomous drones, as the mystery of what happened to the plane and its 239 passengers and crew remains unsolved.

  • How did families of those aboard Flight MH370 react to the possibility of a new search?

    -Families gathered to mark the 10-year anniversary expressed relief at the prospect of a new search, as they longed for the truth about what happened to their loved ones and the ill-fated flight.

  • What was the significance of Princess Kate being spotted in public for the first time since her hospitalization?

    -The grainy photo of Princess Kate being driven by her mother near Windsor Castle was the first time she had been seen in public since undergoing abdominal surgery in January, providing some reassurance about her recovery after months of speculation and rumors surrounding her health condition.

Outlines

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⚖️ Supreme Court Restores Trump on Colorado Ballot

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states cannot remove Donald Trump from the presidential ballot, overturning Colorado's decision to disqualify him based on the 14th Amendment's insurrection clause. This major victory for Trump comes on the eve of Super Tuesday primaries, allowing him to appear on ballots in Colorado and other states that had moved to strike him. The ruling leaves it up to voters to decide if Trump returns to the White House, while liberal justices warned it will make it harder to bar insurrectionists from becoming president.

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🗳️ Super Tuesday Primaries and Polling

With Super Tuesday primaries taking place in 16 states and a territory, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is expected to claim key victories, with over 800 delegates at stake. Polling shows Trump leading President Biden in a head-to-head match-up, though both are unpopular. Nikki Haley, Trump's remaining challenger, welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling and suggested she may back off her pledge to endorse the party nominee even if Trump sweeps the contests. In Colorado, voters shrugged off the ruling, with some supporting Trump's inclusion on the ballot and others opposing him.

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🔒 Leaks of Classified Military Secrets

A Massachusetts Air National Guardsman, Jack Teixeira, pleaded guilty to leaking highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine, facing 11 to 17 years in prison. In a separate incident, a civilian employee at U.S. Strategic Command, David Franklin Slater, was arrested for allegedly sharing classified information about the Ukraine war through a foreign online dating website. These incidents highlight the ongoing threat of unauthorized disclosure of sensitive national security secrets.

15:04

🕊️ Princess Kate Spotted After Hospitalization

Princess Kate was spotted in public for the first time since her mystery hospitalization in January, where she underwent successful abdominal surgery for an undisclosed condition. A grainy photo appears to show the Princess of Wales being driven by her mother near Windsor Castle, where she is recuperating. The palace had previously stated that Kate was making good progress but would not attend public events until after Easter, fueling speculation and conspiracies about the seriousness of her condition.

20:04

🔍 Renewed Search for Flight MH370 After a Decade

Nearly ten years after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared in one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries, an American company, Ocean Infinity, plans to launch a new search effort using autonomous drones to scour the southern Indian Ocean. The prime minister of Malaysia is open to the new search, which would only be paid if the plane is found. Families of the 239 people on board expressed relief at the prospect of a renewed search, hoping to finally uncover the truth about the plane's fate.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Supreme Court Ruling

A major decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that unanimously ruled that states do not have the authority to remove former President Donald Trump from the presidential ballot, citing that the responsibility for enforcing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress, not the states. This ruling is a significant victory for Trump, overturning previous state court decisions that had disqualified him from appearing on the ballot in certain states due to his actions surrounding the January 6th insurrection.

💡Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday refers to the day when the greatest number of states hold primary elections or caucuses for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations. In the video, it is mentioned that voters in 16 states and a territory will cast their primary ballots on Super Tuesday, with over 800 delegates at stake for the Republican candidates, including former President Trump and his remaining challenger, Nikki Haley. The Supreme Court ruling restoring Trump to the ballots in several states is seen as a significant boost for him ahead of this crucial day in the primary calendar.

💡Insurrection

An insurrection refers to a violent uprising against an established authority or government. In the context of the video, the Supreme Court ruling addresses the application of Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which was passed after the Civil War to disqualify those who engaged in insurrection from holding public office again. The video mentions that several states had attempted to remove Trump from the ballot due to his actions surrounding the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, which was widely considered an insurrection by his supporters aimed at overturning the 2020 election results.

💡Fentanyl

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is significantly more potent than other opioids like heroin or morphine. The video highlights the ongoing crisis of fentanyl trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border, with authorities attempting to detect and intercept vehicles carrying the deadly drug. The report investigates the use of new X-ray scanning technology at border checkpoints to identify fentanyl hidden in vehicles, as well as the challenges and limitations faced by border agents in fully implementing these scanners.

💡Flight MH370 Mystery

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in March 2014 is one of the biggest aviation mysteries of modern times. The video discusses the potential for a renewed search effort for the missing Boeing 777 aircraft, which vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Despite extensive initial search efforts, the plane's location and fate remain unknown. An American company, Ocean Infinity, is proposing to use advanced autonomous drones and enhanced technology to search for the wreckage in the southern Indian Ocean, driven by the desire of families to find closure and understand what happened to the ill-fated flight.

💡Gaza Conflict

The video covers the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, with the Biden administration pushing for a ceasefire amid reports of civilian casualties and allegations of sexual violence by Hamas fighters. The report highlights the devastating impact on families, including the loss of an infant twins born during the conflict, and the U.S. efforts to secure a prisoner exchange deal and increase the flow of aid into Gaza. The conflict underscores the complex and longstanding tensions in the region.

💡Wildfire Crisis

The video addresses the devastating wildfire crisis in Texas, where over 1 million acres have burned in the past week, hundreds of homes have been lost, and two people have died. It highlights the challenges faced by firefighters and ranchers in the region, with one rancher describing the loss of a significant portion of their cattle herd due to the fires. The report also mentions a lawsuit alleging that a utility company's failure to inspect power lines may have contributed to the ignition of one of the fires, underscoring the potential for human-caused factors in these natural disasters.

💡Blizzard

The video covers the aftermath of a severe blizzard that hit the Sierra Mountains, dumping up to 10 feet of snow across the region and causing whiteout conditions on the roads. The report highlights the challenges faced by residents and officials in clearing the snow, including the temporary closure of a major interstate highway. It also discusses the relief felt by residents as blizzard warnings were lifted, allowing them to catch their breath before the next round of snowfall predicted for the area.

💡Princess Kate's Health

The video addresses the mystery surrounding Princess Kate's recent hospitalization and abdominal surgery, as she has not been seen in public for months. It discusses the grainy photograph that appears to show the Princess of Wales being driven by her mother, providing a glimpse into her recovery process. The report also mentions concerns about her health and the rumors circulating due to the lack of official information from the palace, as well as the palace's statement clarifying that her condition is not related to cancer.

💡Classified Intelligence Leak

The video covers two separate incidents of alleged leaks of classified intelligence by individuals working within the U.S. military. It reports on a Massachusetts Air National Guardsman who pleaded guilty to leaking sensitive national security secrets, including highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine. Additionally, it mentions the breaking news of another individual, a civilian contractor at U.S. Strategic Command, who was arrested for allegedly sharing classified information through an online dating website, highlighting the ongoing challenges in protecting sensitive intelligence.

Highlights

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states have no right to disqualify Donald Trump from appearing on presidential primary election ballots, citing that the responsibility for enforcing the 14th Amendment against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress, not the states.

The Supreme Court's ruling is a major victory for Donald Trump, restoring him to Colorado's primary ballot after the state had kicked him off citing the 14th Amendment.

The Supreme Court's decision came just hours before Super Tuesday primaries in 16 states and a territory, with more than 800 delegates at stake.

Nikki Haley, Donald Trump's remaining challenger, welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling, saying she wants to defeat him fair and square but wants him on the ballot.

A Massachusetts Air National Guardsman pleaded guilty to leaking sensitive national security secrets, including highly classified military documents about the war in Ukraine, and faces 11 to 17 years in prison.

The Biden administration is turning up the pressure on Israel and Hamas to agree on a ceasefire in Gaza as the toll among civilians grows, with the Vice President meeting a senior member of Israel's war cabinet at the White House.

A new U.N. report says evidence indicates Hamas fighters committed rape and sexual violence against hostages during the October 7th attack in Gaza.

A monster blizzard brought more than seven feet of snow to parts of the West Coast, with winds gusting up to 190 miles per hour in the highest peaks.

Authorities are using new technology to scan vehicles at the border for hidden fentanyl, but millions of dollars' worth of these scanners are sitting unused due to lack of infrastructure.

The mother of a son who died from fentanyl-laced cocaine is demanding authorities do more to stop the flow of fentanyl into the U.S., saying the border needs to be closed.

An American company, Ocean Infinity, plans to renew the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 nearly ten years after it disappeared, using autonomous drones and enhanced technology.

The leading theory for the disappearance of Flight MH370 is that one of the pilots hijacked the plane and flew it into the southern Indian Ocean.

Families of the victims of Flight MH370 have gathered to mark ten years since the plane's disappearance, expressing relief at the prospect of a new search and longing for the truth.

Princess Kate was spotted in public for the first time since her mystery hospitalization in January, being driven by her mother near Windsor Castle where she is recuperating from abdominal surgery.

A new storm is poised to dump as much as two more feet of snow in the Sierra Mountains, a region already buried by a monster blizzard over the weekend.

Transcripts

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>>> TONIGHT, THE MAJOR

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RULING FROM THE

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SUPREME COURT BARRING

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STATES FROM REMOVING

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DONALD TRUMP FROM THE

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BALLOT.

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THE JUSTICES IN A

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UNANIMOUS DECISION

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RESTORING THE FORMER

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PRESIDENT TO

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COLORADO'S BALLOT

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AFTER THE STATE KICKED

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HIM OFF, CITING THE

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14th AMENDMENT FOR HIS

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ACTIONS SURROUNDING

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THE JANUARY 6th

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ATTACK.

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THAT RULING COMING

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JUST HOURS BEFORE

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VOTERS IN COLORADO AND

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MORE THAN A DOZEN

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STATES HEAD TO THE

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POLLS FOR THE SUPER

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TUESDAY PRIMARIES.

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NIKKI HALEY COMING OFF

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HER FIRST PRIMARY

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VICTORY.

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WHY SHE'S ALSO

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WELCOMING THE SUPREME

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COURT'S DECISION.

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>>> THE NEW STORM

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SLAMMING THE WEST

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COAST AFTER THAT

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MONSTER BLIZZARD

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BROUGHT MORE THAN

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SEVEN FEET OF SNOW.

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THE AIR NATIONAL

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GUARDSMAN PLEADING

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GUILTY TO LEAK THE

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PENTAGON SECRETS ON A

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CHAT FORUM.

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HOW LONG HE COULD

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SPEND IN PRISON.

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>>> PRINCESS KATE

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SPOTTED FOR THE FIRST

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TIME IN PUBLIC SINCE

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HER MYSTERY

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HOSPITALIZATION IN

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JANUARY.

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>>> NEARLY FIVE MONTHS

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AFTER THE OCTOBER 7th

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TERROR ATTACK THE NEW

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U.N. REPORT ON

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ALLEGATIONS HAMAS USED

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE AS A

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WEAPON.

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>>> NBC NEWS

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INVESTIGATES THE NEW

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TECHNOLOGY THAT CAN

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SPOT FENTANYL HIDDEN

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IN VEHICLES AT THE

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BORDER.

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BUT WHY ARE MILLIONS

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OF DOLLARS' WORTH OF

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THESE SCANNERS GOING

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UNUSED?

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>>> AND IT'S ONE OF

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THE BIGGEST AVIATION

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MYSTERIES OF ALL TIME.

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A DECADE AFTER IT

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VANISHED, WILL THE

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SEARCH REOPEN FOR

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FLIGHT MH370?

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>> Announcer: THIS IS

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NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS"

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WITH LESTER HOLT.

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>>> GOOD EVENING AND

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WELCOME, EVERYONE.

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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

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SPOKE WITH ONE VOICE

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TODAY AND WITH

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RELATIVE URGENCY AS IT

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RULED ON A KEY

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QUESTION HOVERING OVER

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THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

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TONIGHT ON THE EVE OF

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SUPER TUESDAY

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PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES

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THE COURT UNANIMOUSLY

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REJECTING COLORADO'S

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EFFORT TO DISQUALIFY

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DONALD TRUMP FROM

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APPEARING ON THE

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STATE'S PRIMARY

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ELECTION BALLOT,

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REVERSING COLORADO'S

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HIGH COURT, WHICH

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RULED ON

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CONSTITUTIONAL GROUNDS

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THAT MR. TRUMP COULD

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NOT SERVE AS PRESIDENT

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AGAIN BECAUSE HE HAD

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BEEN PART OF AN

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INSURRECTION.

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BUT TODAY THE U.S.

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SUPREME COURT RULING

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STATES HAVE NO RIGHT

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TO MAKE THAT CALL.

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IT'S A MAJOR VICTORY

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FOR MR. TRUMP NOT ONLY

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IN COLORADO, WHICH

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HOLDS ITS PRIMARY

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TOMORROW, BUT TWO

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OTHER STATES THAT HAD

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ALSO MOVED TO STRIKE

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HIM FROM THE BALLOT.

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WE START OUR REPORTING

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TONIGHT WITH LAURA

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JARRETT.

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>> Reporter: TONIGHT

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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

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DEALING A FINAL BLOW

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TO STATES TRYING TO

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BAN FORMER PRESIDENT

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TRUMP FROM THE BALLOT.

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IN A UNANIMOUS

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DECISION THE JUSTICES

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EFFECTIVELY LEAVING IT

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UP TO VOTERS TO DECIDE

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IF THE FORMER

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PRESIDENT RETURNS TO

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THE WHITE HOUSE.

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MR. TRUMP PRAISING

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TODAY'S RULING.

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>> THE VOTERS CAN TAKE

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THE PERSON OUT OF THE

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RACE VERY QUICKLY.

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BUT A COURT SHOULDN'T

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BE DOING THAT.

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>> Reporter: THE

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JUSTICES REJECTING A

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COLORADO STATE COURT'S

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RULING FINDING MR.

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TRUMP INELIGIBLE TO BE

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PRESIDENT UNDER

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SECTION 3 OF THE 14th

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AMENDMENT, A LARGELY

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UNTESTED CLAUSE OF THE

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CONSTITUTION PASSED

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AFTER THE CIVIL WAR,

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DISQUALIFYING THOSE

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WHO ENGAGE IN

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INSURRECTION FROM

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HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE

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AGAIN.

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AN ELECTIONS OFFICIAL

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IN MAINE AND A JUDGE

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IN ILLINOIS LATER

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DOING THE SAME,

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BANNING THE REPUBLICAN

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FRONT-RUNNER FROM THE

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BALLOT IN THOSE STATES

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IN LIGHT OF HIS

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ACTIONS ON JANUARY

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6th.

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TODAY'S RULING FROM

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THE HIGH COURT NOW

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ENDING ALL SIMILAR

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EFFORTS TO DISQUALIFY

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MR. TRUMP FROM THE

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BALLOT.

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>> WHILE MOST STATES

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WERE THRILLED TO HAVE

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ME, THERE WERE SOME

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THAT DIDN'T AND THEY

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DIDN'T WANT THAT FOR

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POLITICAL REASONS.

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>> Reporter: THE

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JUSTICES TODAY SAYING

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THAT PATCHWORK OF

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DIFFERENT RULINGS

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ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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CANNOT STAND, FINDING

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"RESPONSIBILITY FOR

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ENFORCING SECTION 3

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AGAINST FEDERAL OFFICE

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HOLDERS AND CANDIDATES

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RESTS WITH CONGRESS

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AND NOT THE STATES."

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BUT AT THE SAME TIME

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THE THREE LIBERAL

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JUSTICES ACCUSING

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THEIR CONSERVATIVE

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COLLEAGUES OF GOING

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TOO FAR BY RULING

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CONGRESS MUST ENACT

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NEW LEGISLATION IN

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ORDER TO BAN A

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PRESIDENTIAL

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CANDIDATE.

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WRITING, "THIS RULING

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WILL MAKE IT HARDER TO

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BAR AN OATH-BREAKING

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INSURRECTIONIST FROM

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BECOMING PRESIDENT."

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CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE

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BARRETT CAUTIONING,

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"THIS COURT SHOULD

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TURN THE NATURAL

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TEMPERATURE DOWN, NOT

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UP."

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>> AND LAURA, THE

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COURT DIDN'T REALLY

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ADDRESS THE QUESTION

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OF WHAT HAPPENED ON

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JANUARY 6th AND MR.

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TRUMP'S ACTIONS, WHICH

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WAS REALLY BEHIND

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THESE MOVES TO KICK

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HIM OFF THE BALLOT.

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BUT THAT'S STILL GOING

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TO COME UP.

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>> YES, LESTER.

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THE JUSTICES DIDN'T

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HAVE TO CONFRONT THAT

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ISSUE TODAY BUT MUST

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TAKE IT HEAD ON WHEN

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THEY DECIDE IF MR.

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TRUMP SHOULD BE IMMUNE

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FROM PROSECUTION IN

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THE SPECIAL COUNSEL'S

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JANUARY 6th CASE.

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THEY HEAR THAT CASE

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NEXT MONTH, LESTER.

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>> ALL RIGHT.

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LAURA JARRETT, THANK

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YOU.

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>>> TODAY'S BIG

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SUPREME COURT VICTORY

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FOR FORMER PRESIDENT

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TRUMP COMING JUST

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HOURS BEFORE SUPER

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TUESDAY, WHEN VOTERS

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WILL CAST THEIR

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PRIMARY BALLOTS IN 16

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STATES AND A

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TERRITORY.

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WILL IT BE A LAST

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STAND FOR NIKKI HALEY?

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OUR GARRETT HAAKE IS

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IN FLORIDA TONIGHT.

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>> Reporter: ON THE

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EVE OF SUPER TUESDAY

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REPUBLICAN

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FRONT-RUNNER DONALD

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TRUMP INSISTING LEGAL

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EFFORTS AGAINST HIM

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ARE GIVING HIM A BIG

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BOOST.

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>> THE POLLS SHOW THAT

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I'M MUCH MORE POPULAR

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THAN I WAS.

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THEY'RE NONSENSE CASES

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AND EVERYBODY SEES IT.

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>> Reporter: WITH JUST

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HOURS TO GO BEFORE

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POLLS OPEN ON THE

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BIGGEST SINGLE DAY OF

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THE REPUBLICAN

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PRIMARY, MR. TRUMP'S

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LAST REMAINING

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CHALLENGER ALSO

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WELCOMING THE HIGH

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COURT'S RULING.

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>> THIS IS AMERICA.

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LOOK, I'LL DEFEAT

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DONALD TRUMP FAIR AND

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SQUARE.

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BUT I WANT HIM ON THAT

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BALLOT.

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>> Reporter:

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REPUBLICAN VOTERS IN

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15 STATES CASTING

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BALLOTS TOMORROW.

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WITH MORE THAN 800

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DELEGATES AT STAKE.

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MANY IN

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WINNER-TAKE-ALL STATES

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WHERE THE FORMER

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PRESIDENT IS LIKELY TO

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CLAIM KEY VICTORIES.

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NEW POLLING SHOWS HIM

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LEADING PRESIDENT

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BIDEN IN A

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HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH-UP

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WITHIN THE MARGIN OF

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ERROR.

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BOTH MEN UNPOPULAR.

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BUT UNLIKE 2020 POLLS

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SHOWING MORE AMERICANS

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NOW HAVE AN

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UNFAVORABLE VIEW OF

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MR. BIDEN THAN OF MR.

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TRUMP.

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WHILE IN COLORADO,

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WHICH HOLDS ITS

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PRIMARY TOMORROW WITH

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FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP

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ON THE BALLOT, BOTH

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TRUMP SUPPORTERS AND

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DETRACTORS SHRUGGED

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OFF THE SUPREME

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COURT'S RULING TODAY.

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>> TRUMP STAYING ON

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THE BALLOT IS GOOD

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BECAUSE YOU KNOW, HE

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HAS A TOUGH HIT.

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>> MY BIGGEST THING

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ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP

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IS I THINK HE'S A

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TERRIBLE EXAMPLE ON

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HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE.

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BUT I DON'T LIKE THE

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IDEA OF PEOPLE -- OF

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THE GOVERNMENT SAYING

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SOMEONE CAN'T RUN.

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>> Reporter: OVER THE

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WEEKEND HALEY

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SUGGESTING SHE MAY

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BACK OFF HER PLEDGE TO

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ENDORSE THE PARTY

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NOMINEE EVEN IF MR.

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TRUMP SWEEPS ALL OF

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TOMORROW'S CONTESTS.

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LESTER?

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>> ALL RIGHT, GARRETT,

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THANKS.

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AND TOMORROW JOIN ME

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AND SAVANNAH GUTHRIE

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FOR LIVE RESULTS AND

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ANALYSIS OF SUPER

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TUESDAY.

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IT ALL STARTS TOMORROW

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ACROSS THE PLATFORMS

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OF NBC NEWS.

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>>> A MASSACHUSETTS

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AIR NATIONAL GUARDSMAN

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PLEADED GUILTY TODAY

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TO LEAKING MILITARY

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SECRETS.

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AND JUST BREAKING

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TONIGHT, ANOTHER

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ALLEGED LEAK OF

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CLASSIFIED

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INTELLIGENCE BY

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SOMEONE WORKING INSIDE

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THE U.S. MILITARY.

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COURTNEY KUBE IS AT

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THE PENTAGON TONIGHT.

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COURTNEY, WHAT ARE YOU

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LEARNING?

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>> Reporter: WELL,

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DAVID FRANKLIN SLATER

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WORKED AS A CIVILIAN

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AT U.S. STRATEGIC

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COMMAND IN NEBRASKA

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UNTIL APRIL 2022.

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ACCORDING TO THE

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INDICTMENT, HE WAS

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ARRESTED SATURDAY FOR

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ALLEGEDLY SHARING

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CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

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THROUGH A FOREIGN

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ONLINE DATING WEBSITE.

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SLATER HELD A TOP

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SECRET SECURITY

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CLEARANCE AND ATTENDED

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SENSITIVE BRIEFINGS

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REGARDING RUSSIA'S WAR

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AGAINST UKRAINE.

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AND ALSO TODAY A

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MASSACHUSETTS AIR

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NATIONAL GUARDSMAN

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PLED GUILTY TO LEAKING

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SENSITIVE NATIONAL

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SECURITY SECRETS

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INCLUDING HIGHLY

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CLASSIFIED MILITARY

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DOCUMENTS, ALSO ABOUT

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THE WAR IN UKRAINE.

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UNDER A PLEA AGREEMENT

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JACK TEIXEIRA FACES 11

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TO 17 YEARS IN PRISON.

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A FEDERAL JUDGE

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SCHEDULED SENTENCING

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FOR SEPTEMBER.

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LESTER?

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>> COURTNEY KUBE AT

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THE PENTAGON.

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THANK YOU.

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>>> TONIGHT THE BIDEN

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ADMINISTRATION IS

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TURNING UP THE

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PRESSURE ON ISRAEL AND

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HAMAS TO AGREE ON A

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CEASEFIRE IN GAZA.