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much. but those reindeer are so cute.. "first look" is up next. horror in haha. there are reports of a grisly new massacre in syria. final frontier. the space shut kwelt enterprise" is hoisted on to its new home in new york city. and stab in the dark. have archaeologists unearthed a secret from bulgaria's medieval past? i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin with reports of yet another syrian massacre. two weeks after the world was
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outraged by the mass killing of more than 100 people, syrian activists say there has been a similar attack by forces loyal to president bashar al assad. activists say pro-government militia and security forces killed at least 78 people, including women and children in this central province of hama. the syrian observatory for human rights group said army troops shelled the area and then militia men armed with guns and knives carried out the attack. meanwhile in turkey, secretary of state hillary clinton told a meeting of foreign ministers that a transition in syria must include full powers for an interim government and free elections. back here at home, opening arguments are set for next monday in the case against jerry sandusky. yesterday the last of 12 jurors and four alternates were chosen. several of them have connections to the university. something the judge in the case called unavoidable in such a small community.
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nbc's brian mooar reports from belfont, pennsylvania. >> reporter: though it once seemed unlikely, a judge seated a 12th member of the jury that will decide the child sex abuse case against former penn state defensive coach jerry sandusky. >> the judge is clearly moving the case along quickly. the jury selection process, he didn't waste any time in phase two. >> reporter: juror 12 was seated before lunch, a day and a half after jury selection started. that silenced those who believed it was impossible to find a jury in a small community with such close ties to penn state and its legendary football team. well, the judge says these ties are to be expected. some of the connections were a little too close. >> 15 people knew a member of the -- a person named on the prosecution witness list. 20 people knew someone on the defense witness list which was much longer. >> reporter: one juror is a current student. another a season ticket holder
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whose husband worked with the father of key prosecution witness mike mcqueary who says he caught sandusky and one of the victims in a penn state shower. for those who didn't make the jury, mixed feelings. >> i felt like i could have been a neutral juror. >> a little thankful i didn't get picked just because i do own my own business and it would have caused hard times for that. >> reporter: sandusky is accused of abusing ten boys over a period of 15 years. charge he's has repeatedly denied. but nbc news has learned the prosecution intends to kick off its case with a bizarre letter written to one of the alleged victims. a document that literally spells out an inappropriate relationship with the former coach. brian mooar, nbc news, belfont, pennsylvania. elsewhere, a security breach at two widely used websites has compromised the private information of millions of users. the social business network linked in and the online dating service eharmony said wednesday that some of their users' passwords were stolen and
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millions afear have been leaked on to the internet. both companies declined to say how many accounts had been breached. cybersecurity experts advise that users are both websites should change their passwords immediately, especially if they use the same code to access other online accounts. tax cuts for the wealthy passed under president george bush and they expire at the end of this year. and republicans are arguing they should be made permanent. well, last night on "politics nation," robert reich talked to host al sharpton about repeated gop claims tax breaks for the rich help the economy. >> republicans have learned a very important lesson over the years, al. that is if you tell the same big lie over and over and over again and you have enough money behind the big lies, eventually people start believing them. they've been saying that the bush tax cuts need to be extended because they worked so well in 2001, 2003 and in the years after that. well, the fact of the matter is,
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they poked a huge hole in the budget deficit and instead of creating a lot of jobs and creating -- instead of improving wages and economic growth, even before the great recession, the bush tax cuts were a complete dud. we had almost no job growth compared to the job growth during the clinton administration. and the median wage, the wage for most americans, continued to drop after 2001. you had a huge, huge tax cut for the wealthy and nothing trickled down. i mean tickle down economics is a cruel joke, and the republicans have absolutely no compunks about saying that trickle down economics works when the evidence is exactly the reverse. >> lean forward with the reverend al sharpton and "politics nation" 6:00 p.m. weekdays on msnbc. here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. in new york it was quite a sight. the space shuttle "enterprise" is now home for good.
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crowds watched as it made its final journey hoisted off a barge and on to the deck of the "uss intrepid." it took about three hours to lift the shuttle into place. visitors can see it up close beginning next month. in texas, gosh it was a chilly moment during a robbery at a cell phone store. just as it was happening, a dad entered with his 4-year-old daughter. one of the robbers aimed a gun at the father then at the child. the man handed over his wallet and then hugged his little girl. the robbers are still on the loose. in new york, the operator of a commuter train was caught reading the newspaper instead of keeping his eyes on the tracks. at times he also appeared to be staring at his cell phone. transit officials say it's not acceptable. and finally at florida's walt disney world, the magic kingdom was not so magical for a pair of teens. that's because they showed up wearing peter pan and tinkerbell costumes. but employees of the park told them their costumes looked too much like the real deal worn by
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cast members so they were ordered to change into replacement clothes or leave. disney world argued it would have been confusing to the kids at the park. and now for a look at your national weather we turn to bill karins. >> confusing because they think they were characters or why are these people wearing these costumes? >> why are they wearing these costumes. i thought you were going to say because why doesn't everyone dress up as peter pan. >> i just ordered us aladdin and jasmine costumes. >> perfect. maybe we'll get kicked out of nbc. yesterday, some pretty cool pictures of hail in the denver, colorado, area. it was coming down hard. we even had a couple of reports about tornadoes out by the airport. that was some of the smaller hail pictures. it did start to accumulate almost looking like hail in douglas county. let me show you a picture sent in by andrew nielsen. this is what happens when you have the heavy rain mixed with
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the large hail. these were cars submerged. almost looks like a winter picture. this is what they were dealing with. i imagine the owners of those vehicles not too happy. severe storms rolled through dallas-ft. worth. numerous reports of wind damage and large hail there. and those storms are finally pushing to the south and weakening. just a lot of lightning strikes out here by stephenville and brownwood. this is the dallas area, ft. worth. thousands of lightning strikes. up to almost 5,000 in the last hour. dallas and ft. worth looking okay. just some showers left over for your morning commute. here's the forecast for today. looks and feels a lot like summer out there across the country. we don't have a lot of wet weather to deal with. finally looks like a dry morning. florida, you'll be seeing the worst of it. yesterday, the strong storms around miami. a chance of more strong storms today. warm and humid. and we're starting to get warmer from d.c. to philly to baltimore to new york. all areas there getting up into the mid to upper 70s at least.
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the gorgeous weather continues, though, around chicago to tennessee. and a peak at your friday forecast. starting to get to those getaway weekends heading towards the summer season. again, nothing too dramatic out there. a few strong storms tomorrow in northern new england. many areas of the west are okay, although our friends in seattle don't have the best of forecasts. probably very cold and chilly in seattle. it looks like not a nice june. >> thanks, bill. wall street zooms. at least for one day. the nasdaq offers up its financial facebook apology. and the most fuel efficient car on american roads today. your first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. coming up, the devils live for another day and the thunder roll into the nba finals. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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welcome back to "first look." and here's some of the top stories making news this
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morning. federal agents arrested dozens of airline workers, baggage handlers and others at puerto rico's largest airport for allegedly smuggling drugs. authorities say the ring sent millions of dollars worth of cocaine aboard commercial flights bound for the united states for at least a decade. a dock from japan that's almost 70 feet long washed ashore on a beach in oregon. ripped loose by the tsunami in japan it took more than a year to make the 5,000-mile trip across the pacific. radiation readings on the dock were normal. ray bradbury, one of the all-time giants of science fiction has died at age 91. perhaps best known for the book "fahrenheit 451," his work anticipated interactive tv. electronic surveillance and ipods long before they became a scientific reality. hours after threatening to sue, the former miss pennsylvania for her claims the pageant was rigged, donald trump
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has given her a second chance demanding an apology for her to avoid being sued for, quote, massive damages. an archaeologist in bulgaria have discovered two men who were buried with iron rods in their chest. it's thought because people feared they would rise from the dead as vampires. the 800-year-old grave is just the latest of more than 100 vampire skeletons that have been discovered in bulgaria over recent years. now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,414 after skyrocketing 286 points yesterday. the s&p soared 29. the nasdaq spiked 66. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei rose 106 points while in hong kong, the hang seng gained 157. speculation the u.s. and europe will help their economies sent stocks surging to their best day of the year wednesday. hopeful investors clung to comments from a trio of federal
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reserve officials indicating the central bank may need to take new actions to support economic growth. in other words, stimulus. traders will be listening for any similar hints from ben bernanke's testimony before congress on the nation's economic health. and adding to investors' hopes, the feds' anecdotaal beie book contradicted the dismal jobs report. the result sent the dow back into positive territory for 2012 after last friday's sell-off wiped out the year's gains. home builders rallied held by a strong earnings report from hovnanian. morgan stanley jumped 8% amid reports private equity firms may try to buy a stake in the bank' halliburton fell on news of a shortage of fracking materials that will double its north american profit losses this quarter. meanwhile, mattressmaker tempur-pedic plunged.
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nasdaq's chief told cnbc the exchange is embarrassed as an organization and has set aside $40 million to compensate losses incurred by facebook's botched ipo. financial firms say that falls far short of an estimated $100 million lost. in the most fuel efficient car in the u.s. is ready to hit the road. honda's new electric fit clocks in at, get this, 118 miles per gallon. that comes in handy. coming up -- new jersey's devils avoid the sweep managing a first step in the most unlikely of comebacks. plus, oklahoma beats texas. not on the grid iron, on the nba hardwood. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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welcome back. i'm lynn berry. in sports, the new jersey devils forced the los angeles kings to put away their brooms. here's nbc's fred roggin. >> good morning. well, the l.a. kings will have to wait a little longer to capture their first stanley cup. the devils took game four and they are still alive. there it is, the cup itself. kings trying to go thr the sweep. the devils would not go away easily. game scoreless heading into the third period. new jersey struck first off the rebound. patrik elias. devils up taking their first lead of the series. on the power play, dowdy fired and the puck found its way into the back of the net.
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the game tied at one. however, the night belonged to the devils. david clarkson to adam hen reek who controlled the puck with his skate and fired it past jonathan quick. they later added an empty-netter. the kings lead the series three games to one. they could wrap tup saturday. game five is in new jersey. half of the nba finals is set after an incredible come-from-behind victory by oklahoma city. thunder hosting the spurs. san antonio in control early thanks to tony parker. the spurs up by as many as 18. but oklahoma city turned it on behind a stellar performance from kevin durant. 20 of his 34 in the second half. oklahoma city led 79-77. russell westbrook added 25, including a layup plus the foul giving the thunder a six-point lead with under three minutes to play. now the dagger. dur toont perkins. now watch durant. a few seconds later, hugging his family seated courtside. 14 seconds to play. thunder eliminate the spurs after trailing two games to
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none. the thunder are the western conference champs and await the winner of the heat/celtic series. that's your first look at sports. i'm fred roggin. now for another look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. heat or celtics? >> heat or celtics? i want to see a game seven. i don't care who wins. i just like game sevens. they are fun. a lot of drama. >> the boston and miami fans love you for that. i don't even care who wins. you sound like me now. >> yeah it will be interesting. it will be fun. i can't believe lynn asked me a sports question and i'm failing miserably. here's what you need to know. it's a beautiful start to your day in many areas of the country. typical of summer-time weather. we get afternoon showers and storms. so if we're dry now, beautiful sunshine. we should have many areas for your morning commute. we'll have hit and miss showers. everyone has a 30% or 40% of showers from d.c. up into new england. similar to what you did yesterday. odds are you will get missed instead of hit by that rain. otherwise, we still have some
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rain south of dallas. florida wasn't pretty yesterday. doesn't look the best today either. some rain showers out there. mostly from ft. myers up to tampa on the west coast. those will drift across i-4. orlando, daytona beach. the award for worst weather the morning as we head out here, middle of the night. storm system moving onshore. temperatures in the 40s and 50s with a light rain through much of coastal oregon and washington state. not pretty up interstate 5 from portland northwards today. seattle, only 58 degrees. cloudy with rain today. ugly. nice and warm, though in the desert southwest. as we mentioned, a lot of hit and miss showers in the east. as far as middle of june goes, i think we'll take it. >> thanks, bill. coming up, is she or isn't she having a baby? and who was last night's big country music winner? plus, she allegedly wrote a song about her times with him. now he has his say. your first look at entertainment is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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researchers in france discovered evidence that cave men drew basic cartoons of animals. they are pretty impressive. take a look at this one. the weather in the northeast has been unseasonably cold this week. yeah, people here are still waiting for the heat to show up, just like basketball fans in miami. >> oh, you didn't. no, you didn't. >> what did i say? oh. >> big election story, you guys. it's been reported that mitt romney's personal hotmail account has been hacked.
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yeah, hotmail. even ron paul is like, get with it, you old geezer. >> tonight, jimmy welcomes chris -- i didn't know it was uncool. jimmy fallon knows everything. we're cancelling it right now. and mario gutierrez, the jockey who will be racing i'll have another for the triple crown at the belmont stakes this weekend. that's jimmy fallon weeknights on your local nbc station. let's get some entertainment news. "us weekly" reports gisele and tom brady are expecting baby number two. how about that? >> another ugly baby, i'm sure. >> oh, i get it. you are being facetious. however, gisele's spokesperson tells the boston herald it's the first she's heard of it so don't hold your breath. carrie underwood won her third video of the year awart last night theatcmt award. debra messing is divorcing her husband of 11 years.
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axl rose, remember him? he was robbed of three -- >> why do you say remember him? >> it's been forever since we've talked about him. three gold and diamond necklaces worth about $200,000 after a paris guns n roses concert. i didn't even know they were still touring. >> i didn't know they had this much money. john mayer is not happy with former girlfriend taylor swift over the song "dear john." he was humiliated by it and it was a really lousy thing of her to do. i didn't even know they dated her. >> she's teflon. she can do whatever she wants. charlie sheen, just when you thought you couldn't get enough. he admits to "rolling stone" during his winning period when he walked away from "two and a half men" he quicksanded and was obviously in denial. he said he favors straight vodka because i've always said that ice is for injuries. and you can take that to the bank. >> i thought it was because no one can smell the vodka.
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>> maybe that, too. i'm lynn berry. stay tuned. "way too early with willie geist" starts right now. the failed recall of wisconsin governor scott walker has emboldened republicans across the country with jeb bush saying the, quote, spanking shows conservativism is stronger today than liberalism. the question is was the recall fight just a wisconsin event or will it really have an impact nationally? defense secretary leon panetta in afghanistan this morning saying his patience is wearing thin with pakistan after another week of suicide bombings in afghanistan. suspected to have been launched from havens across the border. the question is what does secretary panetta propose we do about pakistan. the oklahoma city thunder trailed by 18 points in the first half last night, but kevin durant turned it on in the second. the question is, could the thunder come all the way back and eliminate the onc


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