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we'll be back next week. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." good monday morning. right now on first look, lucky to be alive. a 16-year-old lives beneath minus 80 temps stuck in the wheel well. boston strong. emotions are running high as the nation focuses on the marathon one year after the bombing. here comes joe. the vice president arrives in ukraine just a day after violence erupts killing three. families want answers on the capsized ferry. easter tradition not for the feint of heart. and a major oscar meyer recall. happy monday for you.
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thank you for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with the 16-year-old boy that the fbi calls lucky to be alive. he survived a flight from hawaii to california. the boy was unconscious for most of the 5 1/2 hour trip during which time the plane can reach altitude of 38,000 feet and temperatures can drop as low as 80 degrees below zero. this photo that nbc news has not independently confirmed allegedly shows the stowe away being loaded into the ambulance at the airport where he was discovered on the tarmac without an i.d. the fbi said the boy hopped a fence at the san jose airport, randomly chose a plane and was trying to run away from home. the teen is said to be fine medically and is now in child protective services. the boy will not be charged with
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a crime. now to the 118th running of the boston marathon. 36,000 runners and more than a million spectators are in boston for today's race. nearly 4500 of the athletes who were still on the course last year as the two bombs exploded at the finish line, they will finish their race. let's get to chris polone in boston. chris, how is the event shaping up? >> reporter: betty, it was an act of terror that shook the city to the core. since then, people here have vowed to run again. today they will. this is the end, the finish of 26.2 grueling miles but today this line marks the beginning, the next step in recovery for the city that refuses to give up. >> it was important to come back and finish up, not only for myself but for everybody else. >> reporter: when the bombs went off, people were still on the
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course. they've been invited back to finish what they started. >> the running community is showing people of the world that you can't stop us. >> reporter: it's been an emotional week in boston as the city and nation honored people. at fenway park, boston honored the survivors. elsewhere, some of the 36,000 runners loaded up on pasta or took a last look at the course. many taking part in the easter services from the south church. >> every athlete whether spiritual or otherwise needs a whole community for it to work. >> chandra tail door found a new beginning at the finish line. >> this is time for new beginnings. that's what it is for us. >> reporter: the 118th running of the marathon can't fix the
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pain, but it's millions of little steps that will help recover. security is the number one concern here today. more than 3500 police officers will watch over the marathon course. that's about double from last year. security cameras have been set up through the entire route. live in boston, chris pollone, thank you. >> security is tight. the u.s. is sending 150 troops to poland for training exercises as the crisis in the ukraine escalates. meanwhile today, vice president joe biden is flying to key evie ukraine. let's get to nbc's tracie potts. good morning to you. what is the vice president hoping to accomplish with this trip? >> a couple of goals here, betty. first of all, to assure that the elections on may 25th go off
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without a hitch, but also to try to deal with the violence we saw yet again over the weekend. this is what he was left today after a deadly easter shootout in eastern ukraine shattering last week's troops with russia. >> it's crystal clear that russia is the threat, the threat to the european union and a real threat to ukraine. >> reporter: keeping eastern ukraine safe is on vice president joe biden's agenda as he travels to kiev, that, plus assuring free and fair elections next month. >> there is no military answer to this. it has to be solved through diplomacy. >> i really do believe we should be sanctioning some of the companies in the energy sector. >> we cannot work with russia and try to achieve anything in regards to the language of sanctions. >> reporter: now there's word
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the u.s. is sending 150 soldiers for training to reassure the nato allies the u.s. has its back if they take over eastern ukraine. >> if russia gets over with this, i do think a nato ally is next. >> that was nbc's tracie potts live in washington for us. more disturbing news out of south korea following the ferry accident. divers are recovering what could be hundreds of bodies. as of now, 64 have been dead and 240 are still missing. and some heartbreaking video from the nearby gym. families waiting for any sort of news are huddled around a large monitor describing the latest recovered bodies. the south korean president yesterday said the captain and crew, quote, told passengers to stay put but they, themselves, became the first to escape adding that their actions were akin to murder.
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all right. we're going to shift gears and get the latest in sports from my friend, richard lieu i. >> we made it. fans paying tribute last night to the victims of the deadly bombings and the victims who came to their rescue. in the game after, boston playing baltimore. take it to the ninth inning, tied 5-5. boston, a line drive. a fatal error. boston scores in an emotional win at fenway. they didn't like that one. milwaukee at pittsburgh. milwaukee gets the triple. the batter and pitcher, they exchange some salty words, shall i say? benches clear. then punches fly. we've got elbows a going here. when all is said and done, two milwaukee players and coaches get ejected.
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dwyane wade dominating combining for 50 points. miami up by as much as 17. in closing minutes they beat charlotte 99-88. dallas at san antonio. san antonio down by 10 in the fourth. they go on a 15-0 run. san antonio takes that game 90-85. where was dallas? and warriors and clippers. fourth quarter. game tied. blake griffin fouls out with 48 seconds left. he picks up a cup of water. then he throws up his hands in incredulity. >> i don't know. do you think he knew? >> i want to give him the benefit of the doubt. >> i'll give him whatever he wants. the warriors won. finally to the pgas rbc heritage. matt cooper, chipping out of the sand trap. bam. he hits it.
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he told his kids later, it's trophy getting time. it's pay daytime. he walked away with a million cold skbl that's it? that's all? >> that's it. nbc bill karins is here with your start of the week forecast. >> good morning. >> what a great easter sunday. >> many areas. it was very warm across the country. we're all watching what's happening in boston. the forecast, right now pretty chilly actually. 38 degrees. you wouldn't think that's great running weather. the marathoners love it when it starts cool and it slowly warms up. you couldn't ask for a better patriots day forecast. it will start out as we mentioned in the 30s and go up to the low 60ed. cool start, warm finish. the marathon looks great and of course also for the red sox game at fenway. yesterday i mentioned it was a nice day. almost 80 in chicago. very mild across the country. there is some stormy weather
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acro across the hartland. you will deal with rainey weather from chicago down to texas. the only line of thunderstorms just crossed intertate 35 into oklahoma. maybe possible airport delays from o'hare, st. louis, kansas city, dallas. knock on something, april showers. we haven't had a lot of really bad tornadoes. >> don't say that out loud. >> i've been saying it all spring. it hasn't jinxed it. >> maybe you should say it. gas prices on the rise and oscar marl recall. and they launch rockets at one another's church bell towers. it's a greek tradition that actually has a winner. you, my friend are a master of diversification.
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time to get down to business. a major recall from kraft foods this morning. 96,000 pounds of oscar mayer sclas sick weiners are being
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recalled because they may be cheese dogs. gas prices, they have jumped 9 cents in the past two weeks. the average price is $3.69 a gallon. after a public outcry, general mills is scrapping its plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the company if they so choose even if they purchase their products. would you pay over $800,000 for this car? well, somebody did. the chinese custom made red flag l5 limousine will take about three months to deliver. that is quite a price tag. some stories making news this morning. on mt. everest the search has been called off for three missing sherpa guides following the deadliest avalanche there in recorded history. at least 13 guides were killed as they prepared for climbing season. 95% of the sherpas have decided
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to cancel the climbing season. in fourth myers, florida, 21 people were hurt last night when a car crashed into a packed church during easter service. several broken bones but none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening. rubin carter died at the age of 76. he became a symbol of racial injustice when he was wrongfully convicted of murder twice spending 19 years in prison. he was freed in 1985. he was immortalized in the 1975 song "hurricane." he suffered from prostate cancer in recent years. april 20th wasn't just for easter revelers. oh, no, it also marked 4/20. you know what that is? it's a holiday of sorts for pot smokers. tens of thousands gathered in denver's civic center park to light a up at 4:20 p.m. but it
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wasn't all fun and games. they issued citations for public consumption which is still illeg illegal, folks. in greece, an easter tradition not for the feint of heart. two churches fired rockets at each other's church bell towers. whoever hits the other's bell fri the most times win. luckily no fires broke out because of that. some texas sized trouble may be in store for rick perry's immediate future. supreme court justices rrg who would replace them if they retired. conversation. she didn't tell him that her college expenses were going up. or that she maxed out her card during spring break. when the satellite provider checked his credit, he found out his daughter didn't pay her bills. but he's not worried.
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the service providers that i've found on angie's list actually have blown me away. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. here's your first look at this monday morning's scrambled politics. a grand jury will consider whether texas governor rick perry abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million of state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer. political reasons for retiring from the high court? well, former supreme court justice john paul stevens said he retired because of health reasons, but when it comes to considering political reasons, he had this to say. >> i think it's certainly natural and appropriate thing to think about your successor. if you're interested in the job and the kind of work you're
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doing, you have to have an interest in who's going to fill your shoes. according to the knoxville news sentinel current justice scalia talked to students about the income tax saying the government has a right to impose it but adding, quote, if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt. you're entitled to criticize the government and you can use your words, you can use symbols, you can use telegraph, you can use morse code, you can burn a flag. wow. well, first lady michelle obama is set to address a combined graduation ceremony for five kansas high schools next month, but not everybody is happy about it. some students and their families are worried it will mean fewer seats for friends and family. more than 2,000 even signing a petition for their school district to reconsider this. others worry the first lady's speech tied to the 68th anniversary of brown versus education could overshadow the
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student's big day. finally, the white house has responded to the petition to deport justin bieber and revoke his green card. so, what did they say? more than 270,000 people signed on, but the administration says it is not going to comment and, instead, took the opportunity to put immigration in bieber terms saying, quote, independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next 20 years. for those of you counting at home, that is 12.5 billion concert tickets or 100 billion copies of mr. bieber's debut album. yes, indeed, that is in bieber terms. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. i'm joined now by "washington post" reporter david nakamura. we're not going to speak in bieber terms. >> i don't know his songs that well. >> all eyes will be on boston one year after the bombing.
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while security is really beefed up to this, what is your reaction to former police chief ray kelly coming out on sunday talk shows that he is concerned about a copy cat incident today in boston? >> well, betty, i'm sure that anybody can understand this is a big challenge. you have 36,000 runners and there's going to be a lot of spectators, thousands and thousands of spectators along the course. obviously for police and security officials, it's difficult. in one sporting event it may be one specific location. this will go all throughout the city to bring out the crowds. they have to look at a lot of places to keep up the security. >> have authorities done all they can to secure the race and the region? what are you hearing? >> they have he've expanded they cameras and they have check points and i think this is something that they're going to look very closely at, you know, be looking at crowds and any packages.
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i think they're going to have the crowds and the runners keep their eyes out. they have more runners because they're opening it up to anybody who didn't finish last year. again, it's going to be a big gathering but i think they're going to have a lot more security officials on hand. >> i want to take you down south because texas governor rick perry is waiting to see if a grand jury thinks he abused his power. how strong is the case against him? >> it looks bad because obviously the head of the office of public corruption was run by a democrat. i think they felt that office was too political so the governor vetoed funding for that office, threatened to do so unless the democrat who was in charge of the office quit. she did not do so so he went ahead and got rid of the funding. it looks bad. it's similar to the chris christie situation. it looks like political pay back. >> david, thanks so much for joining us early in the morning. we appreciate tnchts thank you, betty. coming back, bill and
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oh, we've got some good first buzzes today. i have bill and richard here. we're going to start with you, bill. >> i've got a thinker for you. this family is on a lion safari. >> have to think for a second, bill. >> they're in a safari park in england. their car catches on fire. abandon the car. >> with the lions?
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>> yes. is there any worst place to abandon a car? >> there isn't. in the mountains. >> near an active volcano. that's probably it. >> jumping out of the car into the lava. >> but lions is way up there for sure. >> yeah, lions -- >> did they attack them? >> no, they got out safely. >> they didn't have time to break out their cameras and take some video evidently. >> just sayin'. >> lucky for us, right? speaking of people and viewing things. you have a whole different view between what men like and what women like. >> bluebella interviewed 1,000 people, 500 men, 500 women. what's their view on the perfect body. >> the view of women. so women believe the perfect female body on the left-hand side, generally very model like. their perfect torso, jennifer aniston's. as for men's view on the perfect female body, kim car dash yeah. >> men like more voluptuous? >> yes.
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we go to view on men for the perfect body. women believe the perfect body for a man is very model like. david beckham's legs, for instance. >> i have to go out and buy skinny jeans. >> and pump a little more iron. >> instagram. >> all right, guys. watch out for that. and "way too early" because that is next. >> i'm staying home that day. on this date one year ago we gathered together as one, one unified resilient community. it was here that we heard a great philosopher say, this is our city. no one's going to dictate our freedom. >> an inspirational moment proving we are boston strong as marathoners get ready to take back the narrative at today's boston marathon. how authorities have enhanced authority for saint patriots
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day. easter truce is spoiled by bloodshed. will vice president biden's trip help reset that. on a lighter note, she's a beauty but doesn't want any stinking corsages. how she dashed a high schooler's dream to have her as his stinking prom date. this is "way too early." hey, everybody. hope you had a great easter weekend. good morning, i'm thomas robe s roberts. this show is still fueled by a chilled vintage collection of bartles and james. remember those guys? we want to start on a serious note. we begin in boston. it will be a bitter sweet day. the boston marathon will be held for the first time sings the deadly bombings last year. 36,000 people will be taking part in the run.


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