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it's wednesday, april 6th, coming up on "early today," big wins for bernie sanders and ted cruz adds pressure to the front-runners. >> we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses. >> we've got the full spectrum of the republican par coming together and uniting behind this campaign. >> but, are the front-runners worried? with new york being the next big prize. to political battles in the state from alabama's governor facing impeachment to mississippi's controversial religious freedom law. and many more. uconn's date with destiny and their fourth consecutive national championship. a hero cop saves the day for one desperate driver and a whole
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lot more for a busy wednesday, "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm dara brown. the badger state has spoken. for the democrats, bernie sanders is the projected winner, leading hillary clinton by double digits. the win nets him 46 new delegates, clinton picks up 43. he's now less than 250 pledged delegates behind clinton. but when factors in super delegates, sanders trails by more than 600, he's hoping to capitalize on the push this win gives him. >> with our victory tonight in wisconsin, we have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses. >> secretary clinton tweeted congratulations to bernie sanders on winning wisconsin. to all the voters and volunteers who poured your hearts into this campaign. forward. h. the two will debate in brooklyn on april 14th. with new yorkers going to the polls five days later on the 19th.
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at a town hall clinton was welcomed by new york city's first lady, charlene mccrae, clinton was quick to needle donald trumpen his home turf and shared a special moment with the crowd. >> the fellow from new york, i wish he would get out of one of his towers and actually walk the streets and spend time with the people of this city. because peddling prejudice and paranoia is not the new york way. well i'm also with you. >> she also appeared on "the view" telling the panel her celebrity crush is george clooney and held a fundraiser in the bronx. clinton sits down with joe and mika on msnbc's "morning joe" later today. ted cruz beat donald trump by a wide margin. he collects 33 delegates to trump's three. narrowing his gap with the donald to 239.
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cruz won praise from fellow republican lindsey graham who tweeted well done ted cruz, hopefully tonight is the turning point to deny donald trump 1237 delegates, saying trump's gibberish is beginning to catch up with him. graham's turning point comment was echo the in cruz's speech. along with a warning. >> tonight is the turning point, it is the rallying cry. it is a call from the hard-working men and women of wisconsin to the people of america. we have a choice. a real choice. so let me just say hillary, get ready, here we come. >> nbc's halle jackson spoke with wisconsin governor scott walker about cruz's chances with the race moving forward. >> i think you're saying and embodied in the fact, jeb bush, karlie fiorina, lindsey graham
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this is a guy who can unite us, like reagan did in 1980 after the primaries, he can bring the party together, win the nomination and win in november. >> a "reuters" rolling poll shows cruz gaining on the donald, polling within the margin error as the campaigns prepare for new york. alabama lawmakers are moving to impeach governor robert bentley over his alleged affair with an aide who has since resigned. but the governor is vowing to defend himself. >> for the first time in alabama history, the process to impeach the state's governor began. >> we're looking at this governor who has essentially betrayed the trust of the people of alabama. >> in response, the 73-year-old governor issued a statement. promising to vigorously defend himself. second-term governor robert bentley is accused of using state resources to further an alleged affair with former top political aide rebecca mason. leaked audio tapes are believed
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to be the now-divorced governor talking to his alleged mistress. >> let me kiss that left ear, okay? >> governor bentley has denied a physical affair, but has apologized for making inappropriate comments. >> i did it, i did it and that's why i ask the people of this state to forgive me. because they are a forgiving people and they know god's grace. >> this scandal exploded after the fired top law enforcement official here raised questions about the governor's alleged relationship and possible misuse of state resources. >> this not about the governor's personal conduct. this is about the allegations against him, including that he obstructed justice within the alabama state law enforcement agency. >> ironically, house member who is may eventually vote on impeachment are the same politician who is reupped the speaker of the house. despite his indictment on 23 counts of ethics violations. the speaker, who maintains his innocence has yet to go on trial. and among the witnesses who
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could be called in that case? governor robert bentley. >> alabama is partly embarrassed by it and also partly used to it it's just part of the circus that goes on here. >> nbc's kerry sanders reporting. a special house investigative committee has been formed to look into the allegations. that could mean a vote on impeachment is still weeks away. a major controversy is brewing in the south. another state has passed a so-called religious freedom law in the wake of last year's supreme court decision to legalize same-sex marriage. but critics see this as a thinly veiled license to discriminate against gays and lesbians. >> the announcement from mississippi governor phil bryant came on twitter and facebook. despite calls for a veto, he signed the state's controversial religious rights bill. allowing businesses, churches and others to refuse service to same-sex couples. based on religious beliefs. >> it's simply protects someone's religious views against the state's
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interference. >> reaction was swift on social media. i've never been more disgusted in the state of mississippi, but also support, how is passing the bill considered hate? the aclu saying it will serve as the magnolia state's badge of shame. others calling it sanctioned discrimination. >> mississippi needs only to look as far as north carolina to see how damaging discrimination can be to a state's reputation and to a state's economy. >> paypal canceled plans for a 400-job expansion, citing north carolina's new law limiting protection for transgender people. and atlanta joins a growing list of cities and states banning publicly funded travel there. but in georgia, a religious liberty bill was vetoed after big companies threatened to take business elsewhere. >> i believe it is about the character of our state. and the character of our people. >> in the wake of last year's landmark decision legalizing gay marriage, showdowns in a number
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of states. mississippi's law takes effect in july. janet shamlian, nbc news. on to missouri, where a dramatic police chase was caught on dashcam video. it happened on sunday, an ended when a speeding suv flipped multiple times through the air. it lands in a ditch after the driver lost control and the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt. was thrown from the flying suv. lucky for him the officer saved his life by performing cpr. >> a nurse who witnessed the crash also came to help. the driver was reportedly talking to paramedics as they took him to the hospital. history was made last night by the university of connecticut women's basketball team. >> the national championship goes to connecticut for the fourth year in a row. as the dynasty fulfills its destiny.
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>> the huskies took home an unprecedented fourth straight championship, beating syracuse in an 82-51 finish. uconn had a strong start out of the gate, with brianna sort earning ten points in the first six minutes. building a 23-6 lead over syracuse. the orange managed to close the gap to 17 in the third quarter, but they were no match for the huskies as they restored their lead and finished their undefeated season while notching their 75th consecutive win. uconn's sort was named the final four's most outstanding player for the fourth year in a row, huskies seniors graduate with an unprecedented 151-5 record. it was a close call in china where a van nearly drove into a landslide. the driver managed to stop just as tons of rock and earth poured down on to the road. officials say the slide was caused by days of drenching rain. and here at home it is a week of weather extremes. let's get the details now from bill karins. >> how old were you when you
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learned that life isn't always fair? >> pretty young. >> pretty young. that continues through your whole life, obviously. well let's say where is spring? we split the country up in half here. these blue arrows show where it's below-average temperatures, the red arrows show you where it's above average. everywhere in the west is 10-20 degrees above average. today it will be 21 degrees above average in san francisco, we're 11 below average in traverse city. the trend of warm west, cold east goes into thursday and friday. thursday, seattle has a chance at a very rare early april 80-degree day. in the first ten days of april, it's only happened once since they've been keeping records. so it will be extremely rare. by the time we get to friday, still a chance of 80 in portland, we're frigid through the upcoming weekend in the great lakes and the northeast. temperatures 25 below average. we're in the west we're still 25 above average in areas like rapid city. a total flip-flop across the board. we have a chance of a few record highs today from medford to eureka to redding, fresno, 92
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was your record high, we're predicting a high of 91. it will be close today. redding you'll come close also, medford you're going to bust way past your record high and same for eureka, into the map, fresno into the 90s. we put all that nice snow pack down and it's melting in a hurry now. >> talk about extremes. that's incredible. >> yeah. >> we'll see what the weekend looks like, bill karins, thank you so much for that. we'll find out which state's governor vetoed the holy bible. plus, are you ready for the world's biggest starbucks? you're watching "early today."
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the governor of idaho blocked legislation that would have allowed idaho public schools to use the holy bible for school instruction. in a letter he called the bill a direct contravention to the idaho constitution. u.s. is now increasing its fight against the zika virus, congressional officials say the obama administration will transfer most of the leftover $600 million earmarked to battle ebola to now fight the spread of zika. this move comes after president obama asked for $1.9 billion to combat zika. but the measure was stalled by the gop-controlled congress. the zika virus causes newborns to have smaller brains and heads. well it is time to get down to business now and facebook's messaging service whatsapp is now even more secure. for its one billion users worldwide. the service is now using a powerful form of encryption which covers every photo, video file and message sent via the app. san francisco is now the first city in the country to offer six weeks fully paid leave to new parents.
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just 17.8 million viewers tuned in this year, compared to over 28 million who watched last year's match-up. to the nba, the pressure is on, the golden state warriors end their quest for a record 73 wins. the timberwolves shocked steph curry. curry will an off night, missing 18 of 25 shots and his warriors committed 24 turnovers, golden state must win their final four games to break the record. burning up the internet and grossing some people out in the process, dale earnhardt jr.'s tweet about his favorite mayonnaise and banana sandwich. he said i swear it looks delicious, or it is delicious. it does not look delicious and i won't be trying it, dara, how about you? >> i'll pass on that, too, betty, thanks so much. just ahead, it's the "star wars" stars rapping like you've never seen. plus amy schumer's battle over being labeled plus-sized. you're watching "early today."
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leading the news on nbc newsnews.com. what are americans not included in the panama papers. in the wake of the recent scandal, president obama called on congress to fix tax inversion. >> there has been some progress made in coordinating between tax authorities of different countries, so we can make sure that we're catching some of the most egregious examples. but as i said before, one of the big problems we have, michael, is that a lot of this stuff is legal. not illegal. >> america isn't mentioned yet in the documents leaked, which could be because it's a tax haven. delaware, nevada and the u.s. virgin islands are known for loose regulations and lower taxes. the u.s. recently ranked third in the most popular tax havens,
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behind switzerland and hong kong. with panama listed as 13. in the "washington post," time to wake up, a spain's prime minister wants to end the siesta. the spanish workday starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. with a mid-afternoon break. the prime minister wants to end it and enforce normal working days and hours with days ending at 6:00 p.m. and there must be something in the water in new york's elmont memorial high school. for the second year in a row, one of their students has been accepted to all eight ivy league schools. quite amazing. 17-year-old augusta olamonzana, the valedictorian now faces a unique dilemma. with offers from nation's top universities, it's an incredible feat since they all operate independently on their admissions. well nasa's mars rover may not have found life. but it certainly has found dust devils, the new image shows the
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six-wheeled robot's tracks in the foreground and a martian twister off in the distance. scientists say the so-called dust devils are common on mars, but a regard sight for the rover to catch. and a deer in ohio found out the hard way that it wasn't meant to be a goalie. police officers came to the rescue of this trapped doe that became tangled in the netting of a soccer goal. score one for the office anywhere the area, they're used to responding to reports of animals had in distress. despite the deer's fussing and fretting, it was freed without any harm. lucky deer there. well celebrating birthdays, cameron bure turns 40. and "star wars" actor billy dee williams turns 79. i wonder if he can do the desert rap. i think we can have him try it keep it here for more news, weather and sports, i'm dara brown, thanks for watching "early today." have a great wednesday. gog tsize isompar ofthbayr
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it is wednesday and things are going to sizzle in some parts of the bay area. how hot is it going to get in your neighborhood? >> santa clara's main jail is back in the headlines. another inmate brawl has the sheriff's department back on defense. >> sanders and cruz waking up very happy this morning after big wins in wisconsin virtually guaranteeing heated contests all the way through the june prim y primaries. today in the bay starts right now. >> another good wednesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm kris sanchez in for laura. >> good morning. you may have heard it will be a hot day today, talking temperatures well above average,

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