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global diplomacy. thousands of protesters march in chicago as world leaders discuss the fate of the war in afghanistan. ring of fire. a rare solar spectacle dazzles millions around the world. and out of his mind. a beekeeper from poland puts his survival skills to the ultimate test. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc.
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's we begin this morning with exit strategy. president obama is meeting for a second day with nato leaders and afghanistan's president karzai in chicago as they develop a road map to wind down the war by 2014. meantime, thousands of activists marched resulting in dozens of arrests. nick bogart reports from chicago. >> reporter: blocks from the nato summit, police and protesters clash. police using batons and pepper spray. some anti-nato demonstrators throwing paint and other objects at officers. some grabbing the batons and turning them back on the police. at least two dozen were led away. some bloodied. the clash did not disturb the summit itself, members proving so-called smart defense plans trying to lower nato's costs in tough economic times & uniting
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behind a plan for afghanistan to pull nato troops off the front lines next year and substantially out the country by 2014. >> there would be no rush for the exits. we would stay committed and see it three. >> we're confident we're on the right track. >> reporter: protesters who thronged chicago's streets for much of the day, not impressed. >> reporter: nato leaders argue the alliance is strong and necessary. they dined together in chicago's soldier field football stadium with michelle obama hosting leader spouses at the city's main art museum. the summit the nato has held outside of washington wraps up monday. in chicago nick bogert for nbc news. what could be the worst clashes in beirut since 2008 are fueling fears the deadly conflict in neighboring syria is bleeding across the border. six people were reportedly wounded as gunmen launched
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rockets and machine guns on the capital this morning. the clashes erupted in beirut hours after an anti-syrian cleric and his bodyguard were shot dead. security forces say they sped through a checkpoint in lebanon. some residents in nearby tripoli burned tires and blocked roads in protests. the lebanese army issued a statement saying "they deeply regretted the incident and a committee will investigate." well, the man found responsible for the 1988 lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people will be buried today in libya. in august 2009 abdel baset al megrahi returned to libya after he was freed by the government in scotland on humanitarian grounds. he had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and was expected to die within three months but it took two years and nine months. al omemegrahi was the only pers convicted
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in the crash of pan am flight 103 over lockerbie scotland when a terrorist bomb exploded on board. he insisted he was innocent, but some families of the victims are convinced that other people and other countries were also involved. well, after what one official described as the worst earthquake to hit northeast italy in roughly 700 years, at least 4 people are dead, and many centuries-old buildings have collapsed. the 6.0 quake shook several small towns and killed four overnight factory workers in three separate locations. in addition, two women apparently died of heart attacks brought on by shock. the quake hit a region of italy known for its cheeses and roughly $65 million worth was reportedly lost. makeshift tent camps have sprung up in many area villages as sharp aftershocks have left residents uneasy about staying in their own homes. here's your first look at some of the other news going on in america today. in florida two men had been arrested in a vicious beat of a u.s. army sergeant. the victim's car had broken down
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and he was walking home when police say the robbers asked him for a dollar. well, he reached into his pocket to give them the money, and he was attacked. police are still looking for two other men in connection with the assault. the soldier has been released from the hospital. well, near miami a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing along a busy street. it clipped a few trees but authorities praised the pilot who quickly veered the aircraft into the center median to avoid hitting any cars. the plane was just about to land in a nearby airport when it started having engine trouble. and finally in kansas just remarkable video here. more than a dozen tornadoes ripped through areas of wichita this weekend. look at that. they got pretty close. one shredded phone lines. as dramatic as this video was, thankfully no one was hurt. however, there were several homes that were damaged. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, we check in with nbc
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meteorologist bill karins. did you have a nice weekend. >> beautiful. many areas of the country were gorgeous. a tropical storm off the east coast but there was a lot of beautiful wirth to be had. hopefully you enjoyed it. that tornado had winds of 140 miles per hour, an ef-3 on the fujita scale. what we are looking at on the radar is tropical storm alberta. little storm, very tiny, the cloud shield only extends 100 miles from the center, really no effects from the storm whatsoever even in jacksonville, florida, which is very close to the center of the storm because it's a very weak storm. just thunderstorms in the middle of it. it's more or less just a historical fact that formed so early, soes close to the east coast, only relevance it has. it's going to go off the eastern seaboard and dissipate. little effect if anyone for on the east coast, maybe enhanced
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rip current threat in georgia and florida today. we're still looking nice in many areas. cold front went through, numerous showers and thunderstorms and produced that tornado we saw. warm along the gulf and looks like new england is going to hold on to at least one more nice day before clouding and moisture begin to slide your way. some of that rain has already moved into delaware, maryland, we got showers around washington, d.c. little area of moderate rain near trenton will move into western new jersey and more rain to be had just off the east coast, the beautiful weather you saw in areas from d.c. to new york and new england, looks like it will slowly go away throughout the day. have your umbrella in central jersey especially in trenton heading northward. saern seaboard, showers and storms, beautiful from kansas city to minneapolis. this is the time of year you have to appreciate it, the 70s and low humidity will slowly be a thing of the past in the
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midwest. coming up, facebook sputters, yahoo! sell and what's the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia of all time? your "first look" at this morning's business headlines are straight ahead. lebron and wade turn the up heat. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ barking ] i'm your dog,
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look." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. chen guangcheng is starting a new life in new york city after ending a diplomatic drama. the blind dissent flew to new york an saturday and will attend new york university where he'll study law. the head of united nations nuclear agency visited iran today on a key mission that could restart the investigation into weather iran has been secretly working on a nuclear weapon, which they deny. robin gibb of the bee gees
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has died after intestinal surgery and a long battle with cancer at age 62. the band's hits like "stayin' alive" and the film "saturday night fever" sold millions of records. over the weekend millions in the western united states and across asia watch the sky as the moon passed in front of the sun, leaving only a golden ring around the edges. it was the first so-called ring of fire eclipse in 18 years. and finally, here's a head scratcher. what is he thinking? a beekeeper in poland created quite a buzz by covering himself with 30,000 bees. after shaking off the bees, he walked away with only two stings. not sure how that happened. the jury in the trial of john edwards resumes deliberations in north carolina. edwards could face years in prison if convicted of campaign finance violations to cover up an extramarital affair.
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nbc's frances kuo has more. >> reporter: on friday the jury for the edwards campaign corruption trail started weighing all the evidence presented during 17 days of testimony. shortly after beginning deliberations, the eight men and four women asked to review several exhibits. they concerned the more than $700,000 provided by heiress rachel bunny. they asked for a blackboard and master list of all the exhibits in the case. >> that means they're settling in and will do it in a sequential fashion. >> reporter: hundreds of documents that will help the jury decide whether the funds give ton edwards to help hide his mistress, rielle hunter constitute an illegal campaign contribution. >> i think this jury is being asked to chart the outer limits of what is potentially a campaign contribution. >> reporter: and decide whether it believes john edwards or his former aide andrew young as the fate of the former presidential
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candidate rests in the jury's hands. frances kuo, nbc news. first look at all wall street will tick off the day. the dow opens at 12,369, the s&p dropped 1295 and the nasdaq dropped 34. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei added 22 but in hong kong the hang seng was down 29. well, severs start the week with concerns about the new facebook stock and the continuing debt crisis in greece. the leaders at the g-8 summit meeting at camp david in maryland strongly urged greece to stay in the eurozone and promised to do whatever is needed to solve the debt crisis. well, this could be a crucial week for facebook after friday's ipo, which went as high as $45 but quickly faded to close only 23 cents above the $38 opening price. the nasdaq market had troubles and problem s wis with facebook trades and is now
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promising to revamp its technology systems for handling stock offerings. and facebook founder mark zuckerberg changed his status to married. after a surprise wedding saturday to his longtime girlfriend, dr. priscilla chan, who just graduated from medical school. yahoo! says it will sell up to half of its stake in the chinese internet company alibaba for more than $700 billion and give most of its money to the shareholders. gas prices fell another 6 cents over the last two weeks bringing the national average to $3.78 a gallon. the housing market in the u.s. appears to be rebounding and reports on home prices and mortgage application figures. jpmorgan chase will be the focus of a hearing this week by the senate banking committee into the billions of dollars of losses in derivatives trading. and finally, the earliest known yankee jersey worn by babe ruth was auctioned for $4.4 million
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yesterday, that's a new record for the most expensive sports memorabilia in history. coming up, the spurs sweep, the coyotes hang on and a hole in one at the byron nelson classic. plus, miami's millionaires pick up the slack against the pacers. your "first look" of sports is straight ahead. dave, i've downloaded a virus. yeah. ♪ dave, where are we on the new laptop? it's so slow! i'm calling dave. [ telephone rings ] [ male announcer ] in a small business, technology is all you. that's why you've got us. at the staples pc savings event, for a limited time get up to $200 off select computers. staples. that was easy. ♪ i hear you... ♪ rocky mountain high ♪ rocky, rocky mountain high ♪ ♪ all my exes live in texas ♪
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mvp caliber performance to even up the series with the pacers. here's mario solis. good morning to you. one knock on the heat is that they're not deep enough to win it all. well, when dwyane wade and lebron james play it like this, their dynamic duo is all miami needs. they put on a clinic in the third. the two combining for 28 points in the quarter. the rest of the team had just two. flash at 30. but if you think that's good, listen to this. lebron finishing with 40 points and 18 boards. he was a dime short of a triple-double. heat even up the series with a 101-93 win. it was a historic 72 hours in l.a., three teams hosting five playoff games in three days at staples center. the spurs capping off the busy weekend by ending the clippers season. timmy duncan had 21 points. chris paul kept it close thanks to plays like this. the wild layup tied it up at 96 but the spurs were simply too much. tony parker gave them the lead for good.
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they complete the sweep and move onto the western conference finals with a 102-91 win. to the ice, it was a dog day elimination. the coyotes' captain stepping up when they needed him the most. shane doan scores two goals. goalie mike smith does the rest stopping 36 shots for his third shutout of the playoffs. they beat the kings, 2-0. game five is tomorrow on the nbc sports network. baseball, the nationals' stephen strasburg is known for what he can do on the mound. yesterday is what he did at the plate. belting the first homer of his career, left the game after five innings after experiencing biceps tightness. i guess the kid isn't used to hitting homers. the nats beat the o's, 9-3. final to the links. for the shot of the day from the byron nelson classic. j.j. henry's tee shot on the par 3 hole. 153 yards with a pitching wedge. now i'd say he picked the right club. hits the green and j.j. pulls a string. rolls right in the cup for a hole in one. and that's your first look at spo
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sports. i'm mario solis. >> bill karins has your weather. >> it's on my bucket list. >> i heard about your golf game. i'm not sure that's going to be happening any time soon. >> it's not that bad. >> you haven't been too generous to yourself. so my expectations are low. >> very early. we'll go golfing someday. good morning, rain showers this morning. really light and drizzly type weather in washington, d.c. especially south near fredericksburg. boston, light drizzle so the roads may be wet. this is going to be the case all day long. beautiful dry air mass and now the marine air, more humid air off the coast, is drifting offshore. heavy year rain off ocean city, maryland and jersey shore. some sma try to move in during the day. don't expect this morning what you dealt with this weekend, completely different weather scenario. and those clouds and moisture moving up to new york city, it will be cloudy and cool there. 80 and sunny in 60s with on and
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off showers for your monday. kind of a gloomy monday. hartford and boston, not much better. clouds and moisture will move your way during the midmorning. back to the west, buffalo to pittsburgh, western new york and pennsylvania, you're going to have a chance of thunderstorms this morning as a cold front enters. you'll be in the low 80s and then thunderstorms will move in late in the day. nice in chicago. you had them last night. 66, that's it for chicago. this will probably be one of the cooler days you'll have for a long time. towards the end of the week, chicago, st. louis, memphis could easily have a couple of days in a row in the low 90s. enjoy the cole air while it lasts. well, the new film "get hulked" at the box office. plus, see how "saturday night live" said good-bye to cast member kristen wiig. bill is still crying about this one. your first look at entertainment is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. now you can apply sunblock
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speaking of "american idol" there are reports jennifer lopez might leave after this season. there is a lot of tension on set. producers are asking for her decision while steven tyler is asking for her outfits, it's just -- the whole thing is a mess. i hear some election news. this week mitt romney started giving speeches while standing in front of a giant u.s. debt clock. when asked what was like, campaigning with a large electronic object, the debt clock was, not bad. it was very nice. while an air canada flight was stuck on the runway a punk polka
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band apparently performed for all the passengers. even the terrorists on board were like these people don't deserve this. >> well, tonight jimmy welcomes john lithgow, actress miranda cosgrove and slash "late night with jimmy fallon" on your local nbc station. it's time for entertainment news. for a third straight weekend i was right, bill was wrong. nothing could stop the superheroes at the box office. "the avengers" cruise to number one, taking in just over $55 million at a grand total of $457 million earned so far. it is disney's high eest grossing movie ever and the sixth highest grossing film of
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all time. "battleship" finished second with only $25.4 million. ahead overseas "battleship" will now have to hope for a big second and third week business for avoiding a disaster here. >> doesn't look good. >> doesn't look good. sacha baron cohen finished a strong third with "the dictator." "what to expect when you're expecting" underperforming in fifth with only $10.5 million. could have calmed that. and finally for those of you who missed "saturday night live's" season finale. every single cast member came up, paid tribute even executive producer lorn michael. kristen wiig will leave the show after seven years. >> she was really funny the last three or four years. her cashier at target was hilarious. >> before we came on air talking
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about how she's nice, funny, i sort of felt sorry for you, major crush, major crush. >> yeah, she has like six movies coming out. >> she'll be fine. >> lime lynn berry. stay tuned. "way too early" is next. president obama tries at the nato summit to make clear that the united states' combat role in afghanistan, in fact, will be finished by the end of 2014 as promised. this as he turns the cold shoulder to pakistan's leader who could head home in embarrassment. the question is, will nato and the u.s. be able to live up to the deal to bring our troops home in 2 1/2 years. what a week it was for mark zuckerberg. turns 28, takes the company he created in his dorm room public then gets married over the weekend. the question is, why didn't that facebook stock explode on friday like most people expected it to? we'll have a live report. the miami hea


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