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forgotten. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." it's monday, may 9th. coming up on "early today," incredible images over the weekend of massive and violent tornadoes. including one that stretched over half a mile wide. the donald claims he was blindsided by the house speaker, but will a face-to-face meeting between the two gop leaders unify the party? a monster inferno destroys more than 1,600 homes and devastates a huge portion of land in canada, but it's also causing the price of oil to rise globally. plus, "captain america" wows 'em at the box office. a plane crashes into the roof of a building. and get ready for the invictus games with more than 500 wounded warriors from 15 countries competing. "early today" starts right now.
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good morning. i'm gig stone woods. a slow-moving storm is being blamed for two deaths in arizona and is now moving east. severe thunderstorms are threatening parts of the plains, midwest, and south this morning, putting millions of americans in the path of dangerous weather. nbc's sara dallof has more. >> reporter: violent twisters rumbled across northeast colorado, sweeping up debris and darkening skies. this massive tornado was one of several spotted in re, colorado. >> it was one of the most photogenic tornadoes i've ever seen in 35 years. >> reporter: there were no fatalities, but at least five people were injured. debris strewn for miles, dozens of electrical poles were destroyed, leaving many without power. >> never been through anything like this. >> reporter: outside denver near the city of wiggins, a multivortex tornado lifted motor homes and uprooted trees. >> campers upside down,
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sideways. floating in the lake. a boat shed that's just been crushed. >> reporter: in arizona, a rare winter blast in flagstaff. just an hour west, hail and rain were to blame for at least six injuries and two deaths on i-40, which closed for hours. arizona was one of ten states with reports of damaging hail saturday. as the storm pushes east, millions are in the threat zone. more tornadoes and hail possible in the country's midsection through tuesday. families urged to stay alert in the peak of tornado season. sara dallof, nbc news. the fraying within the republican party reached a new level this weekend. presumptive republican nominee donald trump told nbc's chuck todd he was blindsided by house speaker paul ryan's refusal of support. >> your take to paul ryan is, hey, the voters have decided,
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get on board. >> well, i would say that's true. to be honest, i like paul ryan. i think he's a very good guy. he called me three weeks ago and was so supportive. it was amazing. i never thought a thing like this. i got blindsided. >> you feel blindsided by him? >> i would say stunned is a little -- it's politics. i'm never stunned by anything that happens in politics. yeah, i was blindsided a little bit because he spoke to me three weeks ago. >> trump also hit back against former massachusetts governor and presidential nominee mitt romney who has said he would not be supporting trump. >> i'm never going to get romney's endorsement. he choked. he blew the last election. >> you think he's been ungrateful? >> he was. he's been ungrateful, which is okay, because a lot of people are ungrateful. he's been ungrateful. they did not respond accordingly. that's okay. >> it was then that former alaska governor and vice presidential candidate sara palin told cnn she was endorsing paul ryan's primary challenger and would do everything in her power to help end ryan's career. >> i think paul ryan is soon to be cantered as in eric cantor.
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his political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people. >> while the intraparty feud continued on, trump spent the weekend giving voters a look at what the election would look like, repeatedly going after hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton wants to take your guns away, and she wants to abolish the second amendment. on foreign policy, hillary is trigger happy. she is. she's trigger happy. she's got a bad temperament. by the way -- and her husband learned that a few times, didn't he? if she didn't play the women's card, she would have no chance. i mean, zero, of winning. she's married to a man and nobody, nobody perhaps in the history of politics was worse to women or abused women more than bill clinton. and hillary was an enabler and she treated these women horribly. just remember this. and some of those women were
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destroyed not by him but by the way that hillary clinton treated them. >> clinton appearing on "face the nation" responded to trump's attacks. >> i'm not going to run an ugly race. i'm going to run a race based on issues and what my agenda is for the american people. i don't really feel like i'm running against donald trump. i feel like i'm running for my vision of what our country can be. >> clinton also responded to reports she would sit down with the fbi regarding her private e-mail server in the near future. >> no one has reached out to me yet, but last summer, i think last august, i made it clear i'm more than ready to talk to anybody any time, and i've encouraged all of my assistants to be very forthcoming, and i hope this is close to being wrapped up. >> so nobody said, hillary clinton, we'd like to sit down and talk to you, from the fbi?
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>> not at this point. >> clinton meanwhile had a good weekend as she won guam democratic contests with 60% of the vote, keeping sanders from notching another win ahead of tomorrow's west virginia primary. canadian officials will get a close-up glimpse of the wildfire ravaged city of fort mcmurray today. this comes as officials are warning evacuated residents that images from the scene may be emotionally disturbing. authorities worried the fire could spread to more than a thousand square miles by this morning, but rain and snow helped quell the expansion. right now it covers more than 620 square miles, an area larger than oklahoma city. officials say controlling the blaze will likely take months. about 88,000 people have been evacuated since the fire ignited may 1st. firefighters estimate more than 1,600 homes and buildings in fort mcmurray have been destroyed. new bombshell details regarding the ongoing penn state sex abuse scandal involving jerry sandusky and famed football coach joe paterno.
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we now know penn state's legal settlements with sandusky's accusers cover alleged abuse dating back to 1971. that's some 40 years before sandusky's arrest. that's according to ap and espn, citing a university spokesman. more than 30 settlements come to more than $90 million. penn state president said there's no way to know if coach paterno knew of the 1970s allegations. he put out a statement saying, in part, quote, we cannot find any evidence related to a settlement or otherwise that an early alleged assault was communicated to coach paterno. in court documents released last week, it was alleged that paterno knew of the sex abuse claims regarding sandusky as early as 1976. sandusky was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison in 2012 for abusing 12 boys. paterno died later that year and was never charged with any
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crimes. three university officials await trial on criminal charges for their handling of the sandusky scandal. to north carolina now, where the clock is ticking on that state's controversial bathroom law. that rule, otherwise known as hb-2, requires people use the restroom corresponding to the gender of their birth. it has sparked protests throughout the state. last week, the justice department classified the law as a civil rights violation. it gave the state and its republican governor until the end of business today to repeal it. they called the request unrealistic and said the federal government, quote, is being a bully. if north carolina leaves the law intact, it could move hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. a number of companies and celebrities have come out against the law and have boycotted the state. well, the 61-year-old pilot was air lifted to a hospital sunday after his four-seater crash landed on to the roof of a building near los angeles. the pilot told l.a. county fire officials that the plane lost power and went down. he is said to have moderate
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injuries. officials say one other person was drivers who witnessed the plane on board but was not injured. going down called 911, and fortunately, no one was in the building at the time. the faa is investigating. britain's prince harry and first lady michelle obama helped kick off the second annual invictus games in orlando, florida. former president george w. bush also attended the opening ceremony. more than 500 athletes will compete this year, including 113 from the u.s. prince harry is the founder of the games, which are held for wounded veterans. this morning on "today," prince harry sits down with jenna bush hager, where he discusses the importance of the games and why they mean so much to him. storm chasers in oklahoma captured this video of what they call an elephant trunk tornado. fortunately, no damage or injuries were reported. the area also saw heavy rains and golf ball sized hail. nbc meteorologist steve sosa is tracking this severe weather outbreak. good morning, steve. pretty wild stuff. >> yeah, wild stuff over the
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weekend. we'll be looking for more wild stuff this afternoon. eastern areas of texas, louisiana, arkansas, you're under the gun for severe weather later this afternoon. even this morning we've had loud thunderstorms roaring through northern texas. you're hearing it this morning outside of dallas-ft. worth, where we have a nasty line of thunderstorms. if you're traveling this morning, you may encounter some delays in dallas as the planes try to circumnavigate those storms. a beautiful day after what was a great week last week. heat and storms across texas and meanwhile the west coast is looking very nice for today. we're looking at morning clouds, giving way to sunshine for many places from los angeles through san francisco. that is a look at the weather across the country. here iature notice 90s in
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to commemorate mother's day, president obama addressed the diaper gap in america, calling for increased efforts to help one in three american families who struggle to afford diapers for their families. 50,000 pounds of garbage, that's what one portland man is facing as he cleans up a home that was trashed by his former tenants. >> every container i pull, like milk containers and stuff, there was shredded stuff inside where the mice had created a house inside almost. and the spiders -- lord, help you. >> cautionary tale about renting out your home. the clean-up is costing about 15
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grand. stargazers, get your telescopes ready, mercury is expected to pass directly in front of the sun for the first time in a decade. this happens 14 times every century. it starts 7:00 am eastern time and will continue for about seven hours. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> good morning to you. wall street is coming off a down week after friday's somewhat disappointing jobs report. s&p 500 falling for the second straight week. nasdaq down three weeks in a row for the first time since january. this week on retail sales and inflation. meanwhile, prices at the pump continue to rise. average price of regular jumping nine cents in the past two weeks to 2.29 a gallon. gas prices have risen 50 cents in the past three months.
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this morning on "today," jenna bush hager goes one on one with prince harry about the invictus games and his relationship with his grandmother, the queen. >> if you can channel all of your passion and efforts into things that really matter and bring amazing people together and put smiles on people's faces, if i spend the rest of my life doing that, i'm happy. >> catch the full interview with the royal bachelor later on "today." in sports and two deciding playoff games on the court, the cleveland cavaliers are heading to the eastern conference finals after sweeping the atlanta hawks. kevin love led the way with 27 points while lebron james chipped in 21. the hawks are now 0-12 all time against the cavs in the postseason.
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the cavs will face the winner of toronto versus miami. on the ice, the tampa bay lightning are heading to a second straight eastern conference final at two a piece. and if you just looked at bryce harper's box score, you wouldn't believe he set a record, but he did. the washington nationals star is the first mlb player to reach base seven times without recording an official at-bat after being walked six times and being hit by a pitch. his six walks tied the record for most in a game. unfortunately for him, the nationals lost in extra innings. and this is a terrible story. uav running back greg bryant has been declared brain dead. bryant started his college career in notre dame before transferring. the news comes one day after the 21-year-old was found shot in a car in south florida. the case has been classified as a homicide. so far, no suspects have been identified.
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million globally. singer lauryn hill is trying to explain why she showed up two hours late to a friday concert in atlanta and then played for only 40 minutes. in a facebook post, she said, quote, the challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn't easily classified or contained and trying to make it available for others. well, we love her anyway, right? being an artist is very complicated. she promises to make it up to her fans in atlanta. and say it isn't so. e! news is reporting ozzie and sharon osbourne are breaking up after 33 years of marriage. they were basically the cleavers to this point. >> i adore her. she's just fantastic. >> and now we'll follow her single. justin bieber posted a selfie on instagram over the weekend, showing a small cross tattoo near the corner of his eye. i think he's going to regret
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that. just thinking out loud. >> painful. >> as well. >> earlier this year, he told "gq" he would consider getting a face tattoo when he was old, not really old, like 40s or 50s. finally, the church lady returned to "snl" this weekend to cast judgment on the presumptive nominee. >> does donnie ever take a gander at the holy scripture? >> honestly, i love all the books in the bible. i do. they're all terrific. corinthians part deux. book of revelations. 2 genesis, 2 furious, which says, and i quote, love thy neighbor as thyself and like a good neighbor, state farm is there. oh, and the part where jon snow comes back to life. that's great bible. oh, look... ...another anti-wrinkle cream in no hurry to make anything happen.
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leading the news in "the washington post," e-cigarettes making more children sick. lead researcher gary smith says this is an epidemic by any denks when describeing the alarming rise of the number of young people being sickened by swallowing liquid nicotine. 14 children per month were sickened when the study began, and it rose to 223 per month by april of 2016. in "usa today," one lucky winner in $429 million powerball drawing. the massive jackpot has just a single winning ticket. it was sold at a trenton, new jersey, 7-eleven. the person who bought that winning ticket chose the cash option at purchase, which will be $284 million. just go for it. why not?
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el chapo one step closer to the united states. over the weekend, convicted drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman was moved from a maximum security prison near mexico city to what's described as a less secure facility just across the border from el paso, texas. and newly released images of george w. bush from 9/11 in the moments and hours after the terror attacks. white house photographer captured these incredible shots that, on a day for most americans, included images seared in our memories forever. you can see more of them on nbc news.com. "tron" fans, check this out. a roller coaster inspired by the movie is up and running at shanghai disney resort. but you don't have to go to china to see if the ride lives up to the hype. disney posted a first-person view, whipping through the flurry of visual effects. the coaster opened after a year of anticipation, and what many consider the park's main traction. now a look back on this day
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in 1994. south africa's newly elected parliament chose nelson mandela to be the country's first black president. here's how this historic inauguration was reported by nbc. >> nelson mandela was in such a hurry to be inaugurated, he began the oath of office before being asked and had to start again. >> i, nelson mandela, do hereby swear to be faithful to the republic of south africa. [ cheers and applause ] >> once a political prisoner of the state, mandela is now head of state, completing a remarkable transformation. >> and happy birthday to actress rosario dawson, who's 37. and piano man singer billy joel is 67. and murphy brown actress candice bergen turns a beautiful 70.
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strike--- from their hospital beds. the so-called "frisco five" have ended their hunger strike... but are still applying pressure, calling for a city-wide strike from their hospital bed. they called an end to their hunger strike but applying pressure. >> the reason those sons are accused of killing their parents are seeing a preliminary hearinç today. >> warriors and shocks both ahead of their series and looking to hit a blow to their opponents. thank you for joining us, i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia canyon. we made it through the weekend. >> the easy part getting thr

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