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right now, the information is jaw-dropping, governor ultrasound, good luck to you, you will need it. corporate america has moved quickly in dropping paula deen, but her fans are saying, not so fast. >> gwyneth paltrow strips down. fingerprint technology coming to an iphone near you. would you ride a motorcycle naked 20 miles for a $50 bet?
good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. at times, contentious fourth day of testimony during the george zimmerman murder trial thursday. the defense challenging a key state witness about what she heard and what she said to jurors about her phone call with trayvon martin just minutes before he was killed. nbc's jay gray has the details from sanford, florida. >> reporter: the legal sparring continues between attorney don west and the state's key witness, 19-year-old rachel jeantel. who's told the jury she heard part of a confrontation between george zimmerman and trayvon martin during a phone call minutes before he died. >> the defense strategy was to keep her on the stand, show some inconsistencies, just create doubt about whether this witness' testimony is enough to put a man in jail potentially for the rest of his life. >> reporter: west tried to point out what the defense called inconsistencies in statements she's made about her conversation with martin and questioned what happened when the phone was disconnected during the struggle with zimmerman. >> but you thought it was just a
fight because it was one you knew that trayvon martin was planning to start? >> no, sir. he would have told me, sir. he told me to call him back or he'll call me back, sir. >> reporter: another call at the center of this case was played for jurors. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> what is your phone number? >> just -- there's gunshots. >> reporter: jenna lauer made that 911 call when she heard a scuffle behind her townhome. while she was able to clearly make out the screams she told the jury it was not clear whether it was martin or zimmerman yelling for help that night. jay gray, nbc news, sanford, florida. moving to washington now where the senate has approved the most significant overhaul of the nation's immigration laws in a generation, and it did so with bipartisan support. the vote was met with chants of
"yes, we can" as vice president biden announced final results. 14 republicans joined all democrats and independents for a 68-32 vote in what's become an all too commonly polarized senate. the massive legislation cobbles together priorities for both parties, it includes a 13-year path to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented immigrants and a major boost in funding for border security. the bill now moves to the house where it faces uncertainty. republicans there said they plan to write their own legislation. nbc has learned that the former second ranking highest officer in the military is now the target of an investigation into the leak of a top secret government project called the stuxnet virus. it wormed its way into the computers that control iran's nuclear program. but the leak of this existence caused damage of its own. nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff reveals the target is james cartwright and issy cough has the details.
>> reporter: general cartwright was a key member of president obama's inner circle of national security advisors but legal sources tell nbc news that cartwright has been notified he's the target of a justice department criminal investigation into a highly sensitive leak about a covert u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear program. >> my attitude has been zero tolerance for these kinds of leaks. these are criminal acts when they release information like this. >> reporter: "the new york times" last year broke the story that president obama secretly ordered a stepped up cyber weapon attack using a malicious computer virus known as stuxnet and that cartwright conceived and oversaw the special operation from the pentagon. >> we're trying to build a second cyber force right now. >> reporter: cartwright did not respond to requests for comment from nbc news. contacted today his lawyer former white house obama counsel greg said i have no comment.
including its code name olympic games, the cooperation of israeli intelligence and its success in disabling nearly 1,000 iranian centrifuges to enrich uranium. >> this leak was very damaging. clearly what was going on here was a method and it should have been protected. and i think it's had devastating consequences. >> reporter: the legal sources said the fbi originally focused whether the stuxnet leak came from the white house. but late last year agents started focusing in on cartwright who retired in 2011. the motives of whoever leaked remains a mystery. >> there are many reasons why people leak classified information. sometimes it's to attack a program. sometimes it's to defend it. many times we just never know. nbc's michael issy cough reporting. justice department officials declined to comment on any aspect of the case. legal sources tell nbc news federal prosecutors have developed their case without subpoenaing the phone regards
-- records of the "new york times." the fight over abortion rights in texas is getting personal. governor rick perry is now injecting himself into the debate over a strict abortion bill and publicly calling out the senator that led a filibuster to kill it. speaking at a national right to life convention, the republican used state senator wendy davis' life story of being a teen mom as ammunition against her. >> it's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters. >> well, davis responded to the governor by saying his words, quote, tarnished the office he holds. staring at the sun in the cause of science. a pegasus rocket launched this iris satellite over the pacific ocean late thursday. the goal to improve weather predictions. its will focus on the outer aspect of the sun, a region we can't see unless there's an
eclipse. the mission will last two years. it could be good news for meteorologists. your first look at the morning of scrambled politics. 14 republicans joined all democrats and independents in helping the immigration bill pass the senate. kansas republican jerry moran was the 15th for a while when he made a mistake in voting causing some laugh ter in the chamber. >> mr. moran. >> aye. i'm sorry. no. >> on the other side of the capitol the house is in the spotlight on immigration but majority leader eric cantor is not aware of any details in the senate bill. >> i can't tell you what's in that big senate bill and the well over 1,000, 1500 pages it may be. i don't really know you could ask a lot of the senators to tell you exactly what's in that bill. >> it seems like not much has
changed at chick-fil-a. after the supreme court's decisions on same-sex marriage the company's president and coo dan kathy tweeted in part, quote, sad day for our nation, founding fathers would be ashamed of our generation to abandon wisdom of the ages. that post has been deleted and a spokesman said cathy pulled the tweet and realized his views didn't match the views of all its customers. jeb bush will present hillary clinton with the liberty medal in september. in africa the first family had what they described as a powerful moment. they visited goree island off senegal where africans were bound and shackled before being shipped into slavery. president obama peered out of the door of no return where future slaves would see their homeland for the final time. and first lady michele obama is now on the instagram. she posted her first picture in africa and then later a video of
students perform a welcome ceremony for the first couple in the car. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. and now for our steamy weekend forecast. dylan dryer is here. good morning. >> good morning. we are talking about extreme heat in the southwest. record-breaking, life threatening heat in that area, an area that can normally handle it but this is too much. we have rain showers in and around parts of the plains states moving through southern oklahoma to northern texas but it's the northeast where we're seeing our heaviest rain right now. central and northern new england, under flood watches and flash flood watches through the morning into this afternoon as well. we are going to see the threat of some isolated stronger storms, the biggest threat would be for damaging winds and hail up and down the east coast through the golf coast states as well. we have excessive heat warning. tons of cooling centers open across parts of the southwest as we go through the weekend with
temperatures well above 100 degrees. again, i've said it several times this week, the all-time record high for las vegas is 117 degrees and they should surpass that multiple times this weekend. >> wow. dangerous heat. >> for sure. >> thanks so much. president obama to johannesburg. will he visit nelson mandela and einsteins take on the bible. the hottest selling truck in america got a little more interesting. we'll be right back.
critical condition in a south african hospital. media presence has groan in pretoria as the world awaits news on the former leader. overnight his daughter said the family is holding on. >> we still have this hope because, you know, when we talk to him, he will try to open his eyes. when you touch him, he still responds. >> now for the latest nbc's keir
simmons joins us live outside the hospital in pretoria. >> good morning, mara. president obama is expected here in south africa this evening. whether or not he will come here to the hospital where nelson mandela is still critically ill is an open question. the two men have met before back in 2005 when president obama was a senator, but they have never met while president obama was actually president. the question, though, is whether or not it would be appropriate. nelson mandela's family seem open to the idea but say it would be up to doctors to decide whether it was okay. meanwhile, the news that nelson mandela is a little better, meant people were very happy here in the streets yesterday. around 1,000 people singing and dancing in the streets, but he is still described as critically ill in the hospital behind me. >> all right. keir simmons in pretoria, south africa, thanks so much. other stories making headlines. the surviving suspect in the
boston marathon bombing downloaded bomb making instructions and gathered bomb online material on islamic jihad. all that according to a 30-count indictment handed down thursday sequence dzhokhar sar nay yev. james holmes will be shackled to the floor during his murder trial next year. the jury will not be sequestered while desdooig his fate. "access hollywood" polled its readers asking if paula deen deserves a second chance and the majority said yes, it does. asian stocks on the rise on upbeat news out of japan and word america's economy is on the upswing. market watch reports the next iphone may include fingerprint scanning technology. one possible use to reduce theft since only the owner can activate the device. ford's 2014 f-150 pick-ups
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there was more than one full moon on display in oklahoma this past sunday. a naked man was arrested for driving a motorcycle stark naked wearing only a strategically placed shoe. at first, the 18-year-old said someone took his pants, but then he admitted it was all part of a bet. $50 to drive from lake chickasha to chickasha. that was a 20 minute drive. but he got more than he bargained for, a 20 minute ride to the county jail. he got some clothes out of the deal at the local jail. for all the latest on sports i'm joined by richard. >> just bet a dollar. makes it simpler here. latest news in sports, aaron hernandez in court again. the former new england patriots tight end had a bail hearing on first-degree murder charges. his attorney argued he was not a
risk to flee. also saying the case against him in the shooting death of a friend is circumstantial. the prosecutor said the evidence is overwhelming. so the judge denied bail. police were back at hernandez's home last night, still looking for another suspect. the nba draft officially in the books. plenty of surprises, starting with this one. >> with the first pick in the 2013 nba draft, the cleveland cavaliers select anthony bennet of toronto, canada. >> whoa. >> the talk on this bennett played just one season at unlv. he's also the first canadian to be drafted number one. the celtics make a trade, gone are kevin garnett, paul pierce and jason terry to the brooklyn nets. they'll get kris humphries, joe wallace, three other players and three future first round draft picks. maybe that's why, the celtics
coach left to the clippers, not wanting to stick around for the rebuild. one espn analyst has repeatedly accused doc rivers of quitting on boston. here's rivers' response. >> i would like to call him an idiot but i'm too classy for that. that's just his opinion. that didn't happen. he really needs to know the whole truth, which he doesn't. >> the clippers announced wednesday rivers was coming to terms to l.a. similar to his celtics' contract. friday's politics. joining me for our first look is politico's kevin za rilly. good morning. >> good morning. happy friday. >> you too. immigration reform passed the senate thursday with strong republican support. do you think that that's enough to pressure house republicans into passing something as well? >> it's anybody's guess but top republicans in the house are saying that they're not going to make some of the concessions that republicans had made in the senate, that they want to see
this go farther. it's going to be interesting to watch, but i think it's going to be a completely different fight. we'll see what happens. >> now when it comes to immigration reform, a lot of the political incentive has to do with preserving the latino vote. from a pr perspective as things stand right now, which side of the aisle looks better in the fight? >> that's, you know, who looks better i think that's a tough question, but i will say i think senator marco rubio, he was one of the leading voices for the republicans on getting this bill passed in the senate and the fact that he was able to do that speaks well to him and his chances moving forward as a national figure ahead of 2016. >> there is speculation that rubio is losing a little bit of tea party support because of his public role in the immigration fight. do you think that will cost him his base? >> that's a good point. he has to walk this fine line of being able to appeal to independents in the middle, but he's in the tricky spot because as you mentioned is -- has a lot of the base does not like this bill at all. >> and quickly, kevin, it's
friday. do want to have a little fun. first lady joined instagram. what behind-the-scenes white house images are you dying to see? >> i want to know what the president and the first lady eat for dinner every night. i'm interested in that. hopefully we'll get food picks. >> with the white house chef there i'm sure it's fabulous. thank you so much. have a great weekend. >> you too. yao coming up, richard lui and dill yan will join me for first buzz. she got a parking ticket... ♪ and she forgot to pay her credit card bill on time. good thing she's got the citi simplicity card. it doesn't charge late fees or a penalty rate. ever. as in never ever. now about that parking ticket. [ grunting ] [ male announcer ] the citi simplicity card is the only card that never has late fees, a penalty rate, or an annual fee, ever. go to citi.com/simplicity to apply. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate.
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>> disney apparently at one point was not welcoming towards female animators. >> my, how times have changed. found the rejection letter in 1938 to miss mary ford applying to be an animator for disney. the stationary is gorgeous coming from disney, but look at this insert. it says, women do not -- do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed entirely by young men. for this reason girls are not considered for the training school. she was rejected because she was a woman. the redemption a few years later they hired one of the first female animators and she went on to animate "bambi" in 1942. >> how times have changed. >> and things they could get away with. >> "bambi" one of the all-time classics. >> nice to know it was illustrated by a girl. >> we all reported from the field and sometimes conditions are tough but i don't know any of us would have resorted to
this level. a reporter in india went a little too far. he sat on the shoulders of a flood victim to do his report so he wouldn't get himself wet. now the video did not go out on the air, but it did end up on-line and went viral. the reporter got fired. he says well, the guy offered to let me sit on his shoulders. that's not really a good -- >> you turn down the offer. >> get your waders on and get wet or do it from the banks. >> right. >> donhow important are your pa you can't stand waist deep. >> people are losing their homes. >> it's ridiculous. >> great piece of video. very compelling. for anyone to think this was a good idea. for richard, another piece of compelling video. >> that's right. a new movie the trailer for "thanks for sharing" out. what's interesting about it, gwyneth bapa tro is in it and gs sultry, does a striptease for mark ruffalo and wears very little. you can see how this might raise
some eyebrows. the movie is about people dealing with sex addiction. >> you can hardly have is a well clothed striptease. >> there you go. >> she looks fantastic. her and mer macrobiotic diet. i'm mara ski yam po. "way too early" starts now. >> the boys over here thinks they can get conservatives like me to swallow their amnesty enchill laddo by including so-called security measures, other than known as a border surge. don't get me wrong, i like the idea of the surge. it worked in iraq. you hardly see any mexicans sneaking into baghdad. but it's not nearly enough, folks. this plan would merely double the border patrol with one agent every thousand feet. no, sir. we need them every three feet that way they can link arms and call out red rover red rover don't let francisco come over. no immigrants.
>> colbert may be channeling the u.s. house of representatives because they now have to do something on immigration and r n republicans in the lower house don't seem thrilled with what the senate has passed. speaking of border states things getting ugly in texas. rick perry and wendy davis trade jabs as the filibuster fallout continues. how about this bombshell, martha stewart sexing, one night stands, threesomes. you'll find out what the diva has been up to in the cooler. i am flus sterred. this is "way too early." not necessarily too early or too late. good morning, everybody. i'm brian shactman, friday, june 28th. a blockbuster nba trade on draft night, alex baldwin goes off on a twitter rant and it all has to do with james