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to it's tuesday, april 12th, coming up on "early today," donald trump rails against the delegate system. plus our new nbc news polls reveal which candidates are surging in new york. a chilling new warning from the cdc about the spread of the zika virus in the u.s. >> everything we look at with this virus seems to be even scarier than we initially thought. so while we absolutely hope we don't see widespread local transmission in the continental u.s., we need the states to be ready for that. plus, prince william and duchess kate retrace princess di's steps in india. a sinkhole swallows a california road, captured on video. and the globetrotters new arena with an unbelievable shot. "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm dara
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brown. we are one week away from the new york primary and candidates on both sides continue to battle for new york. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll shows donald trump and hillary clinton ahead in their home states. trump has a huge lead, 33 points ahead of john kasich and 36 points ahead of ted cruz. if trump wins more than 50% of the vote and all 7 congressional districts, he will take all 95 delegates up for grabs. the democratic race is tighter, but hillary clinton is up 14 points on bernie sanders. this is as vice president joe biden has interesting insight on the candidates. our political coverage begins with the republicans and nbc's halle jackson. >> donald trump wants to win in his home state. where our new poll shows him over 50% now. ted cruz, far behind in third. his campaign tells nbc news they're hoping to stop a sweep. because if trump gets all new york's delegates, he'll only need 55% of what's left to lock
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up the nomination. trump knows if he wins at home and in the nearby states voting next, it's easier for him to avoid a contested convention. that's where cruz may have the delegate advantage after cleaning up in colorado. >> now they're trying to pick off those delegates one by one. that's not the way democracy is supposed to work. the system is rigged, it's crooked. >> while trump won't get the votes of two of his own children, who missed the registration deadline, he's adding staff to get a better handle on system he's railing against, his rivals argue trump's complaints are sour grapes. >> latest thing he seized upon is when people vote against him, they're stealing the election. it's a really odd notion. >> and while trump is taking aim at cruz's tactics, a cruz campaign source argues if he doesn't like the system, he shouldn't be a part of it. >> what people are electing through the delegate selection process are their people to represent their views on the floor in cleveland.
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>> some of trump's backers now feeling unrepresented. >> i will never be a republican again. >> trump retweeting this video of a colorado man burning his voter registration. larry lindsay furious cruz outmaneuvered trump to win every delegate in the centennial state. the candidate who ignited a political revolution. >> to hell with the republican party. >> now seeing supporters starting a firestorm. halle jackson, nbc news, new york. i'm kristen welker covering the democrats, with hillary clinton commanding a double-digit lead in new york, both candidates sharpened their attacks. >> i have noticed that under the bright spotlight and scrutiny here in new york, senator sanders has had trouble answering questions. >> most of you know secretary clinton voted for that disastrous war. >> if clinton wins new york, her delegate lead would become nearly insurmountable. all but securing the nomination. adding to sanders' already-tough odds, independents who typically
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favor sanders aren't allowed to vote in the new york primary. his strategy now, driving up turn-out. >> when there's a large voter turn-out. we win. >> the top democrat who didn't get into the race, vice president joe biden was asked if he would like to see a female president. >> i would tlik to see a woman elected. >> that's it in. >> no, no, that's all right. >> the president and i are not going to endorse, when we both when we ran said let the party decide. >> nbc's halle jackson and kristen welker. the nation's top health experts are warning that the zika virus appears to be spreading much faster than thought and the u.s. will soon be in the crosshairs with mosquitos spreading the virus in the coming warmer months, nbc's tom costello has details. >> a stark warning that the haunting images of babies born with microcephaly in brazil with abnormally small heads and brains are becoming a very real concern in the u.s. >> everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially
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thought. >> the zika virus is carried by a mosquito. until recently, researchers believed the mosquito was found in just 12 states. new estimates, 30. already 346 zika cases are reported all over the country. mostly from travelers who brought the virus home. and now pregnant women living along the gulf coast are potentially at risk. tropical disease expert, dr. peter hotez is warning microcephaly could ravage the region like hurricane katrina. >> i'm worried in areas of extreme poverty and poor neighborhoods in the u.s. gulf coast cities such as houston and new orleans, maybe tampa that we're highly vulnerable to seeing zika virus transmission leading to microcephaly cases. >> especially vulnerable, the poor living without air conditioning or window screens near standing water where mosquitos thrive. researchers say unborn babies may be at risk throughout the mother's pregnancy, not just in
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the first trimester. and zika can cause other forms of brain damage that may show up years later. >> the more and more we learn, the more and more you get concerned about what the scope of what the virus is doing. >> nbc's tom costello reporting. doctors from the cdc and nih are asking congress for $2 billion in emergency funding to fight the virus. well today is national equal pay day. april 12th. represents the number of extra days since the start of last year that a woman working full time has to work to earn the same amount as a man in a year. in honor of female equality, president obama will designate a new national monument later today, in washington, d.c. the historic site houses an extensive collection documenting the history, tactics and accomplishments of the women's movement in the u.s. co-captain of the u.s. women's soccer team, carly lloyd continues to speak up about the pay gap in soccer. in an essay published by "the new york times," she said the
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team is sick of being treated like second-class citizens. equal pay day is prompting some tech companies to release their figures, facebook, microsoft, godaddy and amazon say they provide equal pay with women making 99 cents to a man's dollar. the u.s. now ranks 74th in wage equality among 145 countries. that's down from 65th place in 2014. the gap in earnings has widened with women earning 64% of a man's income. check out this amazing video from california, it shows a large sinkhole opening up in the middle of a road as a street falls into a sewage line below. the hole is about 15 feet wide and up to 20 feet deep. authorities say the exact cause of the cave-in is unknown. it could be due to recent rains. and with that, let's get a check of the weather from nbc meteorologist bill karins that was a huge sinkhole. >> they're so fascinating. we're so used to you never think about what you're walking on. >> they pop out of nowhere. >> the fact that that could
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be -- go out from underneath you blows your mind. i'll show you yesterday we these big storms in texas. we had huge hailstones, pictures out there from wiley, texas of from softball-sized hail. this video from denton, that was quarter-sized hail. when you see it smashing on the pavement like a snowball, that's when you know you got a big hailstorm. those storms have weakened, now down to southern mississippi. so take you to the northwest this is where we have a weak system coming onshore, over the next couple of days, it looks like our beautiful weather pattern has come to an end. a big storm, you see it on the edge of the screen here. it will head up into british columbia and continue to draw in moisture over the next two days, rain showers are popping up and steadier rains approaching the coastline of northwestern washington state. as far as the forecast timeline, this is at 8:00 a.m., the showers we were looking at. the coastal showers and that's going to continue to push along the oregon coastline also. and as we go throughout the day, there's noon and especially we'll try to push inland, about
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5:00 p.m. or so. this is not heavy rainfall. most areas only pick up about .1 inch of cold spell in areas of the desert southwest, in the mid 80s. nothing horrible in the northwest, just kind of not that beautiful picture of sunshine that you'd like. >> maybe by the end of the week. >> thank you so much. well just ahead, hundreds people arrested at the u.s. capitol. plus how prince william and kate are using their royal tour to retrace princess diana's steps. you're watching "early today." i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is?
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expected to be a week-long protest. protesters are demanding that congress look for ways to re deuce the influence of money in politics, protecting voting rights and insure that every american has an equal voice. tennessee legislators just passed a bill that would allow mental health therapists to turn patients away if their religious beliefs conflict with their own. the measure is part of a wave of anti-lgbt bills across the country. opponents say it would legalize discrimination against the lgbt community. the bill now goes to the tennessee governor. britain's william and kate are making quite an impression on their royal tour across india. for many it's bringing to mind memories of another royal visit nearly a quarter-century ago by william's late mother, princess diana. nbc's kier simmons has more. >> this trip to india was kate's idea, according to prince william. she's been learning the language. or trying. visiting poor children in mumbai.
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inspiration for the movie "slumdog millionaire." >> what can a slumdog know? >> and encouraging her reluctant husband to challenge a local dancer. >> no, no. >> even managing to get through a breezy wardrobe malfunction, kate confident, playing sports with william. before the couple paying homage at gandhi's shrine. >> william and kate are here to pay their respects, they're being given their ceremonial scarves. >> william attending to another woman in his life, the queen. at an event to mark her upcoming 90th birthday. >> i can report back to granny that i've done my duty. >> but it is william's mother who looms large over this trip. diana was pictured at the taj mahal, alone, during a visit to india, with prince charles in 1992. the image telegraphed to the world their marriage was over. william will visit that same spot this week. with his wife. the future king influenced at
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every stage by strong women. kier simmons, nbc news, delhi. let's get down to business now with cnbc's landon downey. >> hi, dara. waumt will try to turn fortunes around after stocks slumped monday. reversing early gains. the s&p 500 index, the broadest measure of the market is back in negative territory for the year. we look at import prices today, which are used to measure inflation and products traded worldwide. the justice department reaches a $5 billion settlement with goldman sachs, it's over the investment bank's alleged sale of bad mortgages leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. this is just the latest multibillion-dollar civil settlement that the government has reached with a major bank. it's that time of year, free cone day at ben and jerry's, a free scoop of your favorite flair at any ben and jerry's shop. the chain has celebrated this delicious event for four decades. last year it handed out more
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than one million free scoops worldwide. >> that sounds delicious, thank you. just ahead, bryce harper gets hungry on his way to second base, a steal you have to see. a touching tribute to an nba great during his final road game. sports is up next. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. ♪ think about it ♪ there must be higher love ♪ down in the heart what do you think? ♪ and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, we think you're going to like these numbers. ♪ bring me a higher love ♪ i could rise above find fast relief behind the counter allergies with nasal congestion? with claritin-d. [ upbeat music ] strut past that aisle for the allergy relief that starts working in as little as 30 minutes and contains the best oral decongestant. live claritin clear, with claritin-d.
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this morning on "today," a new debate over standardized
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testing that's leading some young students to change course and opt out of testing completely. well let's get you the latest sports headlines from betty nguyen. >> good morning, dara. let's begin with the nba, the fighting for the playoff spots is in full swing. james harden and the houston rockets hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive. needed a win over the minnesota t-wolves, he doesn't want his season to end. he sinks three with a hand in his face, finishing with 34 to lead houst ton a 129-105 win. the utah now, the jazz fighting for a playoff spot. the mavs win and they are in. dirk nowitzki doing his part and making history. he hits his 1700th career three-pointer and his 7,000th career free throw, a first for a seven-footer. a lot of 7s in there he would need it as dallas outlasts utah 101-92. the mavs clinched the seventh seed in the western conference and the jazz find themselves in a tie with houston for the eighth and final spot.
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kevin durant and russell westbrook honored kobe bryant before last night's game, it was kobe's final road game of his career. [ cheers and applause ] >> quite a welcome on the road there. but it was westbrook who put on a show. posting a triple-double by halftime. his league-leading 18th triple-double this season. washington nationals star bryce harper must have been hungry when he stole second base. he did it with his batting glove in his mouth. nationals won 6-4. for the shot of the day, we head to las vegas, where else, the harlem globetrotters, shooter christian son, a vegas native his first attempt atop an eight-story parking garage -- boom. off the glass and into the net. surprise, it did not shatter the backboard. now that guy is a professional. dara, back to you.
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congratulations to actress megan fox, she's pregnant with her third child. she has two sons with actor brian austin green, though the two filed for divorce last august. mad tv is coming back to television, according to the "hollywood reporter" the show will return for a 20-year reunion, along with eight hour-long episodes on the cw. the "jungle book" has a sequel in the works, even though the movie doesn't hit theaters until this friday. disney felt that its performance abroad last weekend warranted a sequel. the upcoming avengers movie will feature chris pratt and chris hemsworth, the film will bring thor and star lord from "guardians of the galaxy" into the action, fans will have to wait until 2018 to see it on the big screen. somehow jimmy fallon managed to get his hands on some exclusive footage last night on "tonight show." >> i saw that north korea
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claimed to have tested their brand, brand new rocket engine, although south korea says they're nowhere near having that sort of capability. well, we got our hands on some top secret footage. >> really? >> of their rocket launch and it's pretty incredible. see for yourself. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there it is. unbelievable. [ cheers and applause ] >> that is pretty unbelievable. how do you make a lawn mower do that. if north korea is doing that and we could have flying lawn mowers attacking. >> thanks a lot, jimmy fallon for setting up a joke that literally did not pay off. just to laugh at ourselves. >> we got to love jimmy fallon. i'm dara brown, this is "early today." sun'll come out tomorrow... ♪ for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given.
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leading the news in the "huffington post," thieves swipe andy warhol's soup cans collection from the missouri museum. they're part of a collection owned by the springfield art museum since 1985. the fbi posted a $25,000 reward for information leading to the print's recovery. and from nbc news, new york, thieves bore a hole into brooklyn bank vault, steal $280,000 according to nypd. this is crazy. the break-in was discovered monday morning at the burrow park hsbc branch. the crooks drilled from the roof directly into the vault ceiling, making off with the money. and several safe deposit boxes. and it does sound something like something right out of a movie. well according to a new study. smokers who are unemployed are
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less likely to get hired than nonsmokers. researchers at stanford university found that reemployed smokers averaged $5 less in hourly income than nonsmokers. costing over $8300 annually. tesla is recalling 2700 model x suvs due to an issue with the third-row seats. after a recent crash test the company found that seat backs could collapse forward in some situations. tesla says no incidents have been reported, but it warns people not to sit in the seats until the problem is repaired. a small plane made an emergency landing after its landing gear failed monday. the pilot skillfully touched down at glendale municipal airport in arizona after reporting he couldn't get the nose gear fully down or retracted. the front of the plane collapsed on landing, no injuries reported. and a new video shows how three skateboarders turned a dubai hotel's water park into a playground. when the waterpark was empty for
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maintenance earlier this year -- i love the way they got the angles, the park's manager allowed the skate team to show off their amazing skills. >> now that is a little dangerous, crazy. >> a mother will not watch that. >> one fearless skate isser, riding the near vertical bank. and that bank, that wall goes up 45 feet. pretty incredible. >> i can understand that. but the other one? when they're on top? time for a look back, 35 years ago today, nasa began the space shuttle era with the launch of the shuttle "columbia" from the kennedy space center. >> we have ignition. and liftoff of america's first space shuttle. and the shuttle has cleared the tower. >> the shuttle program ended in 2011. well happy birthday to saorise ronan who turns 22. david cassidy is 66 and former
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accused of sexually assaulting women and underaged girls. a morgan hill personal trainer accused of sexually assaulting women and underaged girls. several of the alleged victims sharing their stories with nbc bay area. the search for the missing san francisco toddler expanding statewide. this as we learn more about the circumstances surrounding that little girl's mother. changes come to the santa clara county main jail. a probe finally sharing its findings. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning on this tuesday. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. we do have a lot to get to. first, you step out the door and you notice it is a little bit warmer this morning. kari hall joining us. good morning. we good morning, sam.

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