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dragged to the pokey. ten thousand people have down loaded the app so far. it is available thus far in seven languages with more to come, i'm sure. that does it for us tonight. some cities begin cracking down on occupy protesters. gadhafi's coup. a new report surfaces about an alleged plot to overthrow the iraqis government. and there she blows. crews purposely blast a hole in a nearly sent-old dam. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin with coast-to-coast
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case cro chaos. cities affected by the nationwide movement may have run out of patience with the protests. in new york, occupy wall street protesters were met with police force and barricades after they broke off into groups and held up traffic. at least ten were arrested. they were marching in solidarity with occupiers in oakland where clashes turned violent and jay gray has more. >> reporter: as the thick smoke of tear gas fills the night sky, it's clear that tempers and tension surrounding the national occupy movement are growing. >> all we're trying to say, it's our right, freedom of speech. >> reporter: but after a series of arrests over the last couple of days in oakland, atlanta, albuquerque and other cities, police say the issue isn't freedom of speech. >> the decision to move was based on public health and safety due to defecation, fire
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hazards, sexual assault incidents, violent behavior and denial of access of medical aid. >> reporter: but many of the protesters say seeing dozens taken away in shackles only serves to renew their dedication to the movement. >> we're not going to back down. we have no reason to back down. >> the only thing he we have to do is continue to march. that's all we can do to continue to change things because if we keep running away, nothing's going to happen. >> reporter: those on both sides of this emotional debate agree. >> leave now. you are subject to arrest. >> reporter: a lot's been happening. protest sites across the country over the last few days. jay gray, nbc news. well, last night on "the rachel maddow show" she asked frank rich if he thinks it's potentially damaging that so-called occupiers are being derided as anti-american radicals. >> i don't think it is potentially damaging but interestingly it's again what happened with the bonus army
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during the depression. there was a lot of theories they were communist, in fact, someone had the theory they were controlled by jewish movie producers at mgm, i love that idea, and secret service was sent in to infiltrate the army but they couldn't find communists or found a few but mainly found patriotic veterans out of work and desperate at a time, by the way, when, again, the highest income in equality until now. the polls have been remarkable on this because they keep going on. eric cantor called them mobs. bloomberg was critical then suddenly there was a "wall street journal"/nbc news poll showing that 37% approved. every poll since has gone up. "time" had a poll, 54% of americans 5 of proed the
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principles that the protesters are rallying behind. "national journal" high so it keeps building. >> don't miss "the rachel maddow show" on msnbc, the place for politics. the divide between a bipartisan super committee charged with tackling the nation's soaring deficits looks mild in comparison to the occupy protests but simmering tensions could boil over if they fail to agree before thanksgiving. elsewhere in washington, the divide between a bipartisan nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with more on that and the president's latest plan to boost the economy. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. part of the president's we can't wait agenda, as he's been on the road, is lowering payments for student debt and in denver yesterday he talked about his own personal experience, $120,000 that he and his wife owed after law school. he says it took them ten years of multiple monthly payments to pay it off while they were
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trying to save for college for the girls. what the president wants to do is speed up a cap on those payments to next year, 10% of your discretionary income, and allow borrowers to consolidate and lower their interest. meanwhile, here on capitol hill, the deficit super committee seems to be at a standstill. aides say that democrats want a plan that would cut double or more what they're supposed to be cutting, perhaps up to $3 trillion off the deficit, with health cuts, retirement cuts, new taxes. republicans have an alternate plan. they do not want new taxes. they say the democrats' plan is unacceptable. lynn? >> all right. tracie, thanks. and now here's a look at some other stories making news going on in america today. 700 pounds of dynamite ripped a hole in the condit dam shooting water and wildlife from northwestern lake toward the columbian river. the blast is the first step toward demolishing the 125-foot tall dam, which will lead to the
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creation of several miles of new habitat for fish upriver. wednesday morning traffic was far from a treat for michigan drivers who were forced to drive through the muck after a truckload of pumpkins fell onto a busy stretch of highway. the truck accidentally spilled hundreds of pumpkins causing that messy commute. no injuries were reported. a unique homecoming took place in the waters off california. aquarium staffers released a young female great white shark back into the wild. this is all part of a project where sparks spend months in captivity before being released into the ocean where researchers can then monitor the behavior through a tracking device for over 180 days. and finally, a south dakota teen may have to do a little extra to get her license. after she plowed through the dmv office. oh, the irony. the teen drove to the facility to take a written test but wound up taking a crash course when she mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake.
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luckily, no one was injured. now for a look at your national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. good morning, bill. >> do you think she took her test? >> the parents probably said, eh, we're going to hold off on that and was grounded. >> grounded? strict, lynn berry. >> it was an accident. good morning, we had the amazing snow yesterday in colorado. some locations picked up a foot. i know one of the ski area, loveland s picked up 21 inches and downtown denver they only got about 3 to 6 inches but at one point 140,000 people were without power. so significant storm that moved through the state of colorado and it is a cold morning behind that. temperatures right now are still right around 22 degrees in denver, so, i mean it's not going to melt any time soon. maybe by saturday shut be all gone. that's when temperatures will go back up into the 50s.
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around the country, chilly air in the northern half of the nation. big division, cooler air to the north. pretty mild to the south and all in the middle it's very soggy. a lot of people need their umbrella today. almost all of new england, the new york city area, philadelphia, d.c., back down through west virginia, kentucky and now we've had a lot of heavy rain in oklahoma city and dallas too so many areas where there's problems. now, yesterday's storm sunk to the south. from amarillo to albuquerque and looks like cold air is getting into the amarillo area. if you look outside you'll probably see wet snowflakes now or shortly. no snow for you but a cool, chilly, rainy day, even dallas will only see highs in the 50s. here's the radar out of the greater new york, boston, hartford area. light. a lot of sprinkles and light showers, more moderate rain over west virginia and right over the top of washington, d.c. for your morning commute. so as far as the forecast goes, it's a chilly rain in the
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northeast today. no doubt about it. temperatures are going to be dropping during the day in many areas, the southeast looks okay. miami, slight chance of a storm for you and there's that wet, cool weather in areas of texas. so i guess if there's one good news out of this, lynn, oklahoma and texas are getting some rain and they'll take whatever they can get. >> all right. there you go. you redeemed yourself. you're not grounded, bill. >> thank you. europe has a plan, research in motion has a problem and something new you'll be seeing on your supermarket shelves. your first look is straight ahead. coming up, could game six of the world series be rained out again? and who let the dogs out? you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] from the moment we arrive...
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. here's some top stories. "the new york times" reports secret intelligence documents discovered by rebel fighters in libya link ousted leader moammar
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gadhafi to a plot by former members of saddam hussein's baath party to overthrow the iraqis government. good morning. welcome back to "early today." more than 200 iraqi suspects were arrested this week in connection with the alleged plot. the u.n. security council is set to vote on a resolution that would end u.n. authorization of nato's military operation in libya. yesterday nato postponed its decision on whether to leave the country after libya's interim leader expressed concerns over his government's ability to secure its borders. trying to tackle the same difficult budget issues plaguing state as cross the country, now california governor jerry brown is proposing sweeping rollbacks to public pension benefits. the plan calls for raising the retirement age to 67 and requiring some employees to pay more toward retirement and health care. michael jackson's doctor, conrad murray, was moved to tears at his manslaughter trial wednesday when five former patients defended him in court,
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calling him a caring and thorough physician. and ruth madoff, wife of convicted ponzi schemer bernard madoff, says she and her husband tried to commit suicide after he was caught. she tells "60 minutes" despite swallowing sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs, she was glad they woke up the next morning. now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. dow opens at 11, 869 after rising 162 yesterday. the s&p gained 12 points, the nasdaq was up 12. taking a look at overseas trading in tokyo the nikkei jumped 178 points while the hang seng jumped 622. too took until the middle of the night but european officials meeting in brussels. it strengthens the continent's rescue fund. reports say china will be a major investor.
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the region's banks will take a 50% loss on the face value of their greek debt. those banks will also be forced to raise cash holdings for emergencies. and italy, europe's teetering too big to fail economy alerted the summit it will pass tough austerity and growth measures by november 15th. leaks of summit developments as well as economic data moved stocks steadily higher wednesday. demand for durable goods rose at the fastest pace in six months. new home sales were the strongest in five months. financials, including jpmorgan chase and u.s. bancorp led the way. nasdaq gains were held down by slumping 12% after its disappointing late tuesday forecast. boeing led the dow posting a larger-than-expected profit and raising its full year forecast. corning rose after beating earnings and revenue expectations. after the bell, visa was down after posting slower revenue due
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to high costs. elsewhere, research in motion has been hit with class-action lawsuits in canada and the u.s. for the day's long service outage on blackberry devices earlier this month. in a close vote, the united autoworkers ratified a four-year labor pact with chrysler. and finally, 1.4 billion white coke cans featuring an image of a mother polar bear and her two little cubs will hit store shelves november 1st, all of this is to draw attention to a campaign to protect polar bears and their habitats. coming up, the series gets soggy. big east college football. on the ice, the flyers clash with canadiens. plus, a little canine comedy for you on the pitch in columbia. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. [ female announcer ] give a little cheer to a family of a soldier. just cut out the cheer from your specially marked box of cheerios,
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. the cardinals and texas rangers will try once again tonight to play game six of the world series. here's nbc's fred roggin. good morning. as expected, game six for the world series rained out yesterday. there was more wet weather on the horizon but it's expected to be dry and chilly. 50 degrees come game time tonight. which team benefits the most from an extra day off? the rangers' josh hamilton will take the time to nurse an ailing groin that's hampered him all series. on the cardinals side it gives
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their unraveling bull pen time to recharge and refocus. if you ask the managers, rescheduling game six doesn't mean a thing. >> at this time of the year, you get an extra day, doesn't mean a thing. same for their club. i don't think it adds anything to our competitive chances nor theirs. >> so we just give them another day to rest. so it's not going to affect us one way or the other really. we still have to go out and play good baseball. >> game six is tonight. the first pitch at 8:00 eastern. colby lewis and jaime garcia are the probables. if the cards win, game seven will be tomorrow. no baseball in st. louis but plenty of hockey. the blues gave the canucks more than they could handle beating the western conference champs 3-0. in montreal the canadiens got off to a rough start. maybe this will turn the tide. scored five unanswered goals against the flyers. max patcharetti in the right spot scored a couple of rebound goals. blues, 5-1.
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pitt and uconn, this would be a marquee match-up if it was a basketball game. instead we'll settle for some football. tino sunseri did it all for the panthers threw a pair of touchdowns and pit cruised to a 35-20 win. finally to colombia where the question was asked, who let the dog out? stopped play for five minutes. players, referees and security tried to corral the canine but no such luck. then again, you can't use your hands in soccer. that's your early look at sports. i'm fred roggin. now for a look at the weather, here's bill karins. got a little chuckle. >> last night there was no world series. no good sports and that was the most entertaining part of sports. >> well, good morning, everyone. i didn't talk at all about rina at the beginning of the show. it fell apart. weak system now, not going to do any damage to the cancun area, so great news for all of the resort areas down there and there's really only going to be
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sticking around for another day or two, breezy, rainy weather. barely a hurricane but it's barely even going to be a tropical storm of any significance down there. they're used to dealing with storms. if they only get hit with a tropical storm it won't cost more than a day of inconvenience and it will linger. no longer even expected to get anywhere near south florida. forecast in new england more interesting. temperatures chilly. 39 in buffalo, 41 in albany. right now we're not seeing any snow out there but later on tonight in some of the higher elevations, maybe southern new hampshire we could see some of that rain changing to snow. everybody else, it will be a cool day and another batch coming saturday for coastal arias. coming up, bruce willis' latest action adventure and a supermodel's super baby diet. plus, she's taken a lot of heat for attending the birthday party of an alleged war
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. last night on jimmy fallen, he had the inside scoop on an unusual date. >> this season of "the biggest loser," two contestants are now dating. they do dinner and three more dinners instead of dinner and a movie. they were spotted shopping for rings, onion rings but still they were shopping --
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>> for rings. >> just a sound bite. she was like, he went to jared from subway. oh. this is weird. a company in england is coming out with a new perfume that smells like beer. yeah, it's call ed low ale. >> can't get a break. tonight jimmy welcomes eva longoria, kyle penn and musical guest guar weeknights at 12:35 on your local nbc station. well, it is time for your first look at entertainment news. sadly, the legal term for amy winehouse's cause of death may also have summed up the singer's too short life. death by misadventure. a coroner in london ruled wednesday the singer died from acute alcohol poisoning, vodka,
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to be exact, when she resumed drinking after weeks of abstinence. on a much lighter and happier note, bruce willis and wife emma hemming are expecting. it will be their first child together. willis has three grown children with ex-wife demi moore. hilary swank's appearance earlier this month at chechnya's president birthday drew criticism as well as an apology from swank. radaronline revealed she was paid $1.5 million to attend. >> that's nutso. >> nutso, nice. finally, supermodel gisele bundchen watches what she eats and she has her 22-month-old son benjamin trained to think the same. she tells december's british "vogue." when benjamin eats broccoli, he thinks it's dessert. it's starting to be annoying. she's one of those girls, i am skinny because i chase my 2-year-old around. >> not because of genetics.
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>> my son is perfect. i don't know. this poor kid when he has a cupcake he's going to be like ew. >> get the shakes. >> i'm lynn berry. this is "first look." stay tuned. "way too early with willie geist" starts right now. >> european leaders working to stave off an international economic disaster move essentially to bail out an entire continent. the question is who is paying for it and will all that cash keep the greek contagion away from the united states? meanwhile, back at home a 24-year-old iraq war veteran is in critical condition as he was hit by a flying object during a occupy wall street protesprotes. how did this happen? another poll. herman cain is on top but mitt romney is smiling as those numbers show him ahead in the early states and in just about every battleground. where does this leave rick perry is the


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