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he is a town crier. he has the routine down. he is not the official london town crier. i apologize for the error. but it gave me an excuse to do this. that does it for us tonight. good wednesday morning. right now, the most famous congressional senator admits sexting before leaving capitol hill. and there is the yet to be named prince with his very proud mom and dad who says the future king has a good pair of lung onz him. unconfirmed reports of a baseball death sentence for a-rod. pope pran sis readies to wow the mouses. jennifer lawrence freaks out and president obama will hit the road for economy. anthony weiner caught in a sexting scandal yet again. a stark admission from the
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candidate. he says he sent a woman sexually explicit photos and messages as recently as last summer. that is more than a year after he resigned from congress for the same behavior. in a news conference, weiner apologized but with his wife by his side, he vowed to stay in the race. >> while some of the things posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what i did was wrong. this behavior that i did was problematic to say the least, destructive to say the most. caused many stresses and strains in my marriage. but i'm pleased and blessed she has given me a second chance. >> it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i know the real anthony. it was not an easy choice in any way.
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but i made the decision and it was worth staying in this marriage. >> that was weiner and his wife speaking hours after a gossip website published raunchy texts and photos allegedly between wean eastern a 22-year-old woman last year. there are already calls for him to bow out of the race. fellow candidate says enough is enough! the side shows of this election have gotten in the way of the debate we should be having about the future of this city. even "the new york times" editorial board says weiner should "take his marital troubles and personal compulsions out of the public eye, away from the cameras, off the web and out of the race for the mayor of new york city." the democratic primary is just 48 days away. a firestorm after an iowa congressman claims most young undocumented immigrants are involved in the drug trade. >> for everyone who is a valedictorian, there is another 100 out there that weigh 130
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pounds and they have calfs the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. >> as you can imagine, sharp comments. eric cantor is trying to offer a path of citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the united states as children. he says, i strongly disagree with his characterization of the children of immigrants and find the comments inexcusable. and john boehner called his language wrong and hateful. federal investigators have launched a full investigation to try to figure out what cause the landing gear to fail on a southwest flight earlier this week in new york. meanwhile, we're hearing more about those terrifying moments inside the plane. nbc's katie tur has that story.
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>> reporter: the 737 approached laguardia's runway four with no indication that anything was wrong. but moments later, passengers felt the jolt as the plane's nose slammed to the ground, flames shooting from the fuselage. it was all caught on camera from his window seat. >> it knocked the camera out of my hand that we hit so hard. you can see me looking around. i'm like what in the world happened? >> reporter: flight attendants urged start willed passengers to stay in their seats. >> we're not. there you need to take your seat. >> i don't think we're going anywhere because the engine is on the ground. >> reporter: air traffic controllers urgently sent help. flight 345's emergency doors still shut, the cabin quickly filled with smoke. minutes passed before all 150 onboard were evacuated. >> and the smoke started filling the cabin. that was the scariest part. everyone's going to think -- you see smoke there is a fire. >> reporter: passengers on a
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nearby plane saw the whole thing unfold. >> will is just this fireball going down the runway. >> reporter: the plane's black boxes have arrived at the ntsb's lab in washington. investigators want to know when things went wrong before or during landing. the plane a boeing 737-700 delivered to southwest in 1999 is not considered old by industry standards. >> that was katie tur reporting. prince william says he and kate are still working on a name for the royal baby. but the world did get its first glimpse at the prince of cambridge after a long day of privacy in the hospital. nbc's jim maceda is live outside buckingham palace. has the commotion after we've seen this royal trio calmed down at all there? >> well, yes, it has. things have calmed down. they're getting back to normal here at buckle ham palace which means a steady stream of tourists and occasional police ambulance going by behind me.
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the long lines we saw trying to take a photo, sometimes two or three hours long of the -- just the birth certificate are gone. so is that famous easel. and, of course, the world has seen something much better than that. the royal baby himself who made that first appearance yesterday with kate and william, his parents, outside the same london hospital where william was born and posed with his parents diana and charles 31 years ago. despite the hundreds of cameras and screaming well wishers, both are pretty relaxed, even exchanged pleasantries with reporters. >> he's a big boy. he's quite heavy. and we're still working on a name. so we'll have that as soon as we can. but first time we've seen him really. i think we'll have a chance to capture. >> it's such a special time. i think any parent knows what this feeling is like. >> very special. >> the new royal family spent the first night together at
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their home in kensington palace. so far without nannies or outside help they say, bonding with the unnamed baby boy. the prince of cambridge. his next appearance, betty, probably in an official family photo some weeks from now. betty, back to you. >> indeed. that family did look relaxed. didn't even look like kate had a baby. all right. thank you, jim. thank you so much. now here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. how do you think president obama is doing these days? right now his approval rating is at its lowest in almost two years. a poll finds slightly more than 4 in 10 voters approve. now to the affordable care act with republicans still trying to repeal it. a rare interview with minnesota senator al franken on the "rachel madow show." >> i think americans don't want to fight this fight anymore. i think they want to see us implement. and i think they will like the fact that no one starting
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january 1st of 2014 that no one can be denied health insurance and penalized for having a pre-existing condition. and he's been out of politics for more than two years. former indiana democratic senator evan bayh has a bigger campaign war chest than 98 of the current 100 senators. bloomberg reports he has $9.8 million in the campaign account. he could use the funds to run for political office once again. new revelations from missouri senator claire mccaskill. she says a lot of women were upset with her for endorsing president obama in the '08 campaign. >> i think they understand, you know, that it wasn't like i endorsed a good ole boy against her. i mean we had two historic candidates. they were both amazing. and it was a hard thing to do. >> also an admission saying she
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apologized to both hillary and bill clinton for comments she made in 2006. she said the former president was a great leader but she would not want her daughter near him. and when news of the royal baby broke, members of congress got in on the act with their own tweets. arizona congressman paul gozar tweeting, if the royal baby were born a u.s. citizen, he'd inherit more than $53,000 in debt. that is a reality check for you. and new york rep steve israel wants to know what all the fuss is b he said he became a king when his two daughters were born. >> and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. now for a look at the weather, bill karins is here. you became a king when your kids were born, right? >> of course. and a diaper changer. tropical depression number 4. breaking news out of the national hurricane center. this storm is far out in atlantic. this marks the beginning of the hurricane season. the peak of the season, when we
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can start getting the systems off the african coast. a little early in the season. typically august we start to watch this. this one has a long trek across the atlantic before it even comes close to any land areas. it doesn't look like it's going to become a big storm any time soon. about a week from now is when it will be somewhere possibly near the bahamas or maybe the dominican republic or somewhere off the east coast. we'll watch that for you. if it does get a name, it will be doran. the worst storms this morning are in oklahoma and arkansas. we have fantastic weather heading through the ohio valley, great lakes. it will arrive in the northeast as we go through tonight into tomorrow. >> oh, you know it's good when you say fantastic weather. >> summer break. >> all right. we hope you live up to. that thank you. widy bulger has been called a pedophile. and we're also going to take you live to rio. the pope is preparing for a very big day.
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it's day three of pope frances' visit in brazil. today he makes a stop at a rio hospital and a shrine. claudio, after the pope's car was mobbed on monday and a pipebomb discovered at that shrine we talked about earlier, any changes to security? >> betty, there were no changes to the security plan nor to the schedule. the pope is still scheduled to leave by helicopter in about two hours from now heading to a city 200 miles from here. hundreds of policemen were always meant to be deployed into the town to look after the pope and the pilgrims. but, of course, there will be a more vigilant after that pipebomb was found. it will be interesting to see whether security there will be weary of what happened on monday when the crowd almost knocked the pope. it will be interesting to see whether they'll allow them to get so close to the pope, even if he says he enjoys the latin
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american welcome. >> that is a close welcome. up close and personal. okay. thank you. stories making news this morning. mob boss was called a pedophile in court tuesday. the accusation came during the cross-examination of stephen "the rifleman" fleming who claims bulger also strangled two young women. a natural gas well 55 miles off the coast of louisiana is burning out of control after it caught fire late tuesday. 44 workers evacuated from the hurricane leez 265 rig. there have been no report the injuries. new details in that six flags roller coaster death. according to the medical examiner, one minute into the ride rosey esparsa fell 75 feet and struck a support beam before landing on a roof. the ride remains closed while investigators and the inspectors determine what exactly happened. and cbs sports is reporting yankees third baseman alex rodriguez could be facing a lifetime ban from major league
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baseball. apparently now that the brewers ryan braun is out of the way, investigators are turning their main focus to rodriguez. now for your first look at business, we turn to hampton pierson. good morning. >> good morning, betty. the word to investors, watch shares of apple today. quarterly profits fell. the company saw more than $31 million iphones. tim cook wouldn't comment on new products but says amazing things are in the works. president obama resets the economic agenda this week with three major speeches. the first is this afternoon in illinois. this comes ahead of the key deadline this fall passing a spending bill to keep the government running and raising u.s. debt ceiling. meanwhile, summer vacation doesn't necessarily mean down time for many people. a new survey finds 61% of americans plan to work during vacation, up from 52% last year. experts say people are staying plugged in to avoid being overwhelmed when they go back to
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work. that's a look at your business headlines and a little vacation advice along the way as well. >> we always have to stay plugged in around here. thank you. straight ahead, all your sports highlights with richard louie. that is next. you like to keep your family healthy and fit. and now there's a new way to do the same for your dog. introducing new purina dog chow light & healthy. it's a no-sacrifices, calorie-light way to help keep him trim, with a deliciously tender and crunchy kibble blend he'll love. and 22% fewer calories than dog chow. discover the lighter side of strong. new purina dog chow light & healthy. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness,
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headache, diarrhea, vomiting, and increase in psa. ask your doctor about the only underarm low t treatment, axiron. let's get the latest in sports from my colleague. >> one question last night to ask, would the red sox fall out of first place after 58 days straight? oh, no you don't. boston stops tampa bay, a two run single in the eighth gives
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boston a 6-2 win there. gunning for the same top spot, the orioles wanting to upgrade late inning pitching, they upgrade for francisco rodriguez. he had 10 saves with milwaukee and 304 in his 12-year career. not bad, right? >> not bad at all. >> i went to the white house. >> yes, they did. >> that's what the louisville cardinals were humming. the team gave the president a personalized jersey. interesting as you probably know, the president picked them to lose. two governors volunteering at a food bank in chicago. massachusetts governor putting on that apron, he was paying off a stanley cup bet. the stanley bruins lost to the blackhawks and he is also a chicago native. good to be home for him. and t-ball. nathan lewis back on a foul ball. he dives. he got it. yeah, he got it.
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great stuff. >> he is a pro already. thank you, richard. as we reported earlier, polls show america's dissatisfaction with politician is reaching new heights. the latest sexting scandal is not helping change that perception. yes, anthony weiner has done it again. for more on this latest controversy is boris epstein, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> weiner has done it again. the sexting scandal times two. is this going to possibly cost him a shot at the coming mayor of new york? >> hopefully. you know, it's not -- >> hopefully is what you said? >> yeah, as a republican. >> i take it you're not voting for him. >> i said this was a distraction. it makes new york look bad. i mean compare weaner to jewel annie or bloomberg or -- giuliani or bloomberg or ed koch. he's not someone who should be representing our great city out there. if you're like the mayor, you're
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not just ruling the city, you're also going out around the world and talking to other mayors. you're a representative of the city. this is not the representative who won. it's one scandal. he just never stopped. >> he continued, right? it was over a year when he resigned from congress and then this just kept going on after that. were you surprised that his wife stood by him in that news conference? >> i'm not surprised about anything. >> it's politics. >> maybe they have some sort of agreement or it doesn't seem like what she is saying is genuine when she talks. >> you think they're too far in it that they can't pull back now? >> she is a disciple and she goes to the school stand by your man. i don't want him as my mayor and i want him off the television. >> so even though it's the talk of the town, you don't want to talk about it anymore? >> the bottom line is he shouldn't be our mayor. who can believe him saying i'm
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not doing it. >> so you're saying check your phones. make sure it's not happening again? >> i don't know. >> thank you very much. coming up, bill karins and richard lui will be here for first buzz and we'll tell what you caught our eyes today. into a business. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. i never really thought i would make money doing what i love. [ robert ] we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their dreams. go to today and make your business dream a reality. at we put the law on your side.
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well, she may have an oscar, jennifer lawrence still gets star struck. the actress could barely hide her jitters when she recently met jeff bridges. >> you know sky? >> i met him. >> have you seen his latest movie "out of the furnace"? >> no. >> wait until you see it. it's great. it's really terrific. >> okay. >> great to see you. >> so good to see you.
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>> she was almost breathless there. >> that was great. >> you know, talking first buzz today. this had a lot of people breathless and midwest. look at these clouds. we have these amazing pictures. it looks like something out of outer space, right? and the reason why they're yellow, now i know scientists or meteorologists, bill, so join in, is because there's the sun is in the background, right? when you usually see these, these are typically green? >> a lot of time it is green if there is hail in the storm. >> what causes this. >> usually severe thunderstorms, low hanging clouds underneath the storms. >> where did it get its name? >> it actually means mammary or breast. >> i just wanted you to have to say that. >> really? >> i didn't want to have to say it. >> it looks like a bacteria culture. >> they said it, folks, not me. we have to move on. >> in russia, there is a crazy ad for armani diapers. >> designer diper eer diapers.
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>> here the picture and the ad. >> so they're reusable, right? >> about $30 apiece. >> yikes. >> it turns out it was all a fraud and a hoax. an artist admitted to it. he said it's because, you know, everyone believes this could happen in russia because they're wasting and spepding so munding. >> it's like throwing money down the toilet. >> exactly. >> you have the coolest story of the day. >> he has the town crier that announced the birth of the royal baby is a hoax. he was a fake. he looks great. >> he is dressed for the part. he sounds like a real crier. >> he is a real crier. he was not hired for this. the deal is he told yahoo he got out of the cab, stood in front of the steps. he didn't think he would be allowed on them. he did get up there, rolled out
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a scroll and kept going. he is, by the way, a professional crier. he's been doing it for 25 years. >> just not a royal crier. >> he was voted the town crier of the year. so this guy is good. he just wasn't supposed to be there. >> this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" is next. our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs. it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. it was not an easy choice in any way. but i made the decision that it was worth staying in this marriage. that was a decision i made for me, for our son, and for our family. >> let the anthony weiner ponce
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commence yet again. his wife forgives him but will new york voters? we'll break down whether his campaign is now impetent. i couldn't resist. also, the view inside the plane, what it looks like when you crash land and skid over 2,000 feet. if you think the penalties on ryan braun were harsh, wait until you see what happens with a-rod. this is "way too early." ♪ sometimes the wheels come off in a matter of seconds. i literally got yogurt all over my face and had to take it off. that is a wednesday for you. i'm brian shactman. we have a busy morning. it got a little intense and my wardrobe malfunction with


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