This program is 29 minutes long
(White House: Kristen Welker) The shake-up in the Republican Party with TedCruz catching up to Donald Trump examined; poll figures cited; details given about the tensions between Trump & Cruz two days before the debate. [TRUMP - questions Cruz's capabilities: that he is better.] [Last week, TRUMP - calls for a shutdown of Muslims.] [Today, TRUMP - says we have a problem.] [Senator Marco RUBIO - speaks about foreign policy.] [Ben CARSON - reacts to the poll numbers.] [Roll Call editor Stuart ROTHENBERG@- says three candidates are emerging.]
(Willis, Texas: Janet Shamlian) Two tornadoes in Texas & warm weather in the East featured; scenes shown of damages in Willis & Lindale. [Residents Cindy MARTIN, WOMAN,. Lindale fire Chief Jerry GARNER@- comment on the December tornadoes.] [New York MAN, Maine SKIER - react.]
(Studio: Kate Snow) Report introduced.
(Studio: Dylan Dreyer) The warm weather forecast reviewed; weather & temperature maps shown.
(Los Angeles: Gadi Schwartz) The police shooting in Los Angeles of a man, Nicholas Robertson, with a gun featured; cell phone video & protests shown. [L.A. County sheriff's dept. Capt. Steven KATZ@- says the suspect behaved in a bizarre fashion.]
(London: Kelly Cobiella) The warm reception in Canada for refugees from Syria featured; scenes shown of family reunions & receptions. [Two SYRIANS, Prime Minister Justin TRUDEAU, resident Sarah YOUSSEF - comment on the experience.]
(Studio: Cynthia McFadden) The impact of the heroin/opiate epidemic on babies born addicted examined; details given about the federal & state laws for addicted babies. [Cabell Huntington Hospital Dr. Sean LOUDIN@, Sara MURRAY@, imprisoned addict whose baby died Lacey FRAZIER - cite the babies exposed to drugs.] [Former Representative Jim GREENWOOD - says the law is not being enforced: the system fails.]
(Fairfield, Connecticut: Harry Smith) The 26 days of kindness in Fairfield, Connecticut, featured; scenes shown from Notre Dame Catholic High School where students send letters to teachers & first responders in Newtwon & elsewhere. [Teacher Mary CALLAHAN, several STUDENTS, principal Chris CIPRIANO@- talk about acts of kindness.]