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KNOW IT ALL: Friday’s Top 7 Stories at NBC News

Image: A demonstrator holds a banner outside the Ecuadorean Embassy  in London

A demonstrator holds a banner outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is staying, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:

1. Trump Holds Lead in New Hampshire: Poll

Donald Trump continues to lead Tuesday's New Hampshire primary after his second-place finish in Iowa, but Marco Rubio has gained ground on him, according to a new NBC/WSJ/Marist poll conducted after the Iowa results. Read more in POLITICS.

2. Clinton Hits Back Over Wall Street Ties in Debate

Thursday's Democratic debate offered the clearest, rawest and most specific examination of two fundamentally different philosophies about the character and future of the Democratic Party that voters have seen yet. Hillary Clinton represented continuity and pragmatism, while Bernie Sanders represented an outspoken call for "revolution." Read more in POLITICS.

Bernie and Hillary Go Toe to Toe 1:31

3. Fact Checking Clinton and Sanders in the Debate

Just days before the New Hampshire primary, Sanders and Clinton held a passionate Democratic presidential debate — but was it accurate? NBC News' partners at PolitiFact take a look at some of Thursday night's most contentious claims. Read more in POLITICS.

4. WikiLeaks' Assange 'Arbitrarily Detained': U.N.

A United Nations panel ruled Friday that Julian Assange was being "arbitrarily detained" and urged an end to what it called the "deprivation of liberty" of the WikiLeaks founder. However, Britain — where Assange has been holed up for more than three years — dismissed the ruling. Read more in NEWS.

5. Winter Storm to Dump Snow on Northeast

A winter storm threatened to snarl the morning commute for some 42 million Americans from the Mid-Atlantic to New England on Friday, dumping up to 8 inches of snow on parts of the Northeast. Read more in NEWS.

6. Crime Couple's Victim Claims They Want to Marry

A hotel clerk kidnapped at gunpoint by Bonnie-and-Clyde-style bandits now wanted in a multi-state crime spree said the couple was hearing wedding bells when they went on the run. Read more in INVESTIGATIONS.

7. BMX Legend Dead of Suspected Suicide

Dave Mirra, a legend of BMX racing who held the record for the most career medals in the X Games for many years, was found fatally shot Thursday in a car, police said. Few details were immediately available, but it appeared that his death was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Read more in SPORTS.

Nightly Spotlight

For many, the ads are the best part of the Super Bowl, but you don't have to wait until the big game to see some of this year's most attention-grabbing ads.

A Sneak Peek at Some of This Year's Super Bowl Ads 1:53