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good monday morning. right now on "first look," terrible trouble in toledo where the water is still not safe to drink. on the west coast, california is battling torrential rains and mudslides in some areas. in other parts of the state, fire crews continue to battle 14 wildfires. promising updates for the american ebola patient. and controversial comments from donald trump on the whole matter. and rsk jr. ties the knot. and loot stolen from a texas-size closet. and "the guardians" ruled at the box office. a ban on drinking water in toledo, ohio, remains in effect for a third day in a row. moments ago, toledo's mayor
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announced that toxins are in the drinking water due to overnight testing. and the scary situation is far from over. anne thompson brings us more. >> reporter: this is no way to spend a weekend. the city of toledo is under a state of emergency, with no usable tap water. >> the individuals are coming from all over different suburbs, different cities. >> reporter: nearly 500,000 people in and around the city, all the way up to parts of neighboring michigan, have tap water tainted from a toxin in lake erie. >> i'm worried about taking a shower. >> safe water rolled into the area. the ohio national guard provided some 50,000 gallons of water. journalists went for a boat ride on lake erie, for what it says is the source of the problem. an algae bloom that one says is
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close to the intake valve for the water supply. the bloom is fueled by sewage treatment plants, a problem environmentalists say won't end with this crisis. >> there's a systemic challenge that we face here in the great lakes, that's much bigger than this one crisis. and this crisis could just be the tip of the iceberg, unless we address it. >> reporter: residents are under address not to drink, wash dishes, brush their teeth and not to give water for pets. ingesting the toxin can cause vomiting, diarrhea and disneyness. no one wants to come a lake summer position. >> they're testing the water in case toxins affecting lake erie affects the supply in lake
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michigan. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration predicted there would be a large algae bloom in west erie this summer. mother nature is unleashing a fury in california. flash flooding is being blamed for this this morning. crews are trying to reach a campground where 500 children are trapped. and check out this video. the stomp dumped as much as 3 1/2 inches of water and caused the asphalt on interstate 10 to buckle and wash away. meantime, officials in northern california say a fast-burning wildfire destroyed to eight homes and led to the evacuation of a small long-term care hospital yesterday. it is 1 of 14 wildfires burning throughout the state. but more help is on the way. governor jerry brown, who declared a state of emergency
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over the weekend, has ordered two specialized plane from the national guard. the fires have consumed 183 square-miles. the second american infected with ebola is going to return to the united states. she will be flown to atlanta's emory university hospital. kent bradley arrived at the hospital on saturday. last night, his wife said he is in good spirits. they both were working in the same hospital in liberia where they contracted ebola. they pose no health risks in the united states. other countries on high alert because of the ebola outbreak, in the philippines, the department of health is monitoring all airports and is prepared to carry out quarantine measures. and donald trump is getting his attention for his tweets about ebola. over the weekend, trump tweeted, the u.s. cannot allow ebola
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infected people back. people that go to far away places are great. but must suffer the consequences. he also tweeted, the fact that we are taking the ebola patients while others are fleeing to the united states is absolutely crazy. to the middle east now. and new this morning, a zen-hour cease-fire that never got off the ground. it was supposed to start at 3:00 a.m. eastern. israel called for it and backed it. hamas did not. a call for calm came after a weekend of bloodshed. both sidesing missile for missile. ten died in that attack. >> we told the israeli army there were people at this shelter. >> with international outrage growing over the number of dead, a shift by israel, is starting to reel in ground troops.
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and in cairo, the push for permanent peace, is stalled. rescue operationers after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit central china. more than 1,800 people were injured by the quake. about 2,500 troops have been sent to the region. and the red cross is sending supplies. power was restored to some 19,000 homes just this morning. and newly released aerial footage shows thousands of homes destroyed by the earthquake. it's unknown how many people could be trapped under rubble. a burglar scores big, pulling off a million-dollar heist on what else? a closet. a huge one. this is a three-story closet belonging to a businesswoman. it was the site of what she calls a professional job. the thief slipped past outdoor security cameras, broke a window with a glass cutter and then left no fingerprints on the
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scene. $80,000 rings and $150,000 watches were some of the items taken. the closet made a splash around the web with some calling the 3,000-square-foot space, the largest closet in america. it was camelot meets hollywood, as robert f. kennedy jr. married cheryl hines of "curb your enthusiasm" fame. rfk is the son of robert f. kennedy. julia lose dreyfuss, and rfk jr.'s third marriage and cheryl hines' second. football action is back. kicking off the preseason with a hall of fame game between the giants and the bills. really a rough start in the first quarter.
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sammy watkins unable to connect with e.j. manuel. eli manning is sacked on their second drive of the game. and in the second quarter, bills with a short pass to take the lead. but in the fourth, it was cory washington with the 73-yard play to grab a win for the giants. 17-13. the nfl regular season kicks off on september 4th between the seattle seahawks and the green bay packers. pharrell will perform. and ariana grande will perform the national anthem. pacers' paul george is beginning to recover after suffering a horrific leg injury during a scrimmage on sunday. and rory mcilroy finished 15 under par to take home the title at the wgc bridgestone
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tournament in akron. tiger woods withdrew after an awkward shot. and dale earnhardt jr. gets his first season sweep and third of the season. jeff gordon leads in standings by 17 points. a new world record over the weekend. anthony brooks solved five rubik's cubes under water. and the day before, he decided to do it all under water. we have your monday weather, especially after the rough, rainy weather we had here in the northeast. >> it's going to be a beautiful day. new york city and the philly area, as well. looking at what's going on across the nation. a shower or thunderstorm around chicago. partly-sunny skies. comfortable in the twin cities. seattle, warming up. areas of fog in the morning and sunshine in the afternoon. temperatures averaging about ten
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degrees above normal. typical thunderstorms in orlando and miami. new york city looking at partly. sunny skies with high temperatures in the middle 80s. >> thank you very much. the islamic militant group i.s.i.s. is back in the news after bloody and bold actions. and a brazen snatch and grab. and the police may have saved a passenger's life.
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let's get down to business. courtney, good morning to you. >> the futures are higher this morning as stocks come off a down week. the dow posting its worst weekly declines since january. there's no economic data today. we will get reports this week on the services sector, trait deficit and worker productivity. the u.s. government is deciding to prohibit cell phone calls on planes. regulators are focused on the
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disruptive affects versus texting. walmart wants to make your shopping experience more personal. a new feature on lets customers see more items they like. they will be customized to where you live with local weather and events. a conducted, personalized experience. >> courtney, thank you very much. some of the stories we're following this morning. a second person has died from a drug overdose at a music fest. at 1 point, 20 people were hospitalized. it's not known what drugs were used. islamic militants known as i.s.i.s. has taken over three kurdish towns that border syria and turkey. an american in cuba, has reached his breaking point. he reportedly has says good-bye to his family. he was arrested in 2009, for bringing banned internet to
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cuba. he was sentenced to 15 years and jailed. his health as spiraled. he has lost 100 pounds and can't see out of his right eye. in houston, a smash and dash. thieves rammed a car into a verizon store. once inside, they went on a grabbing spree. security cameras caught the crime. and this cap is a lap lifesaver. it happened during this stop for speeding. the driver was in cardiac arrest. and the cop jumped into action and began doing chest compressions. but it wasn't working. so, he grabbed the defibrillator. the 84-year-old driver finally responded and is hospitaled and is going to be okay. which official does the israelis listen to. and what the veep likes to do in his offtime that has the secret service skiddish. the summer of this.
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a new report reveals that israeli intelligence eavesdropped on phone calls that john kerry made during peace talks last year. it comes at the time of tension between the u.s. and israel over the middle east crisis. and here's a tidbit that you might want to unlearn about vice president joe biden after i tell it to you. he apparently enjoys skinny-dipping. that's one of the juicy details
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published in a soon-to-be released book, by ronald kessler, as told to him by secret service agents. the vice president earned the nickname amtrak joe. but according to the book, he has allegedly been using air force two to shuttle himself back and forth to delaware for day trips and on weekends. texas governor rick perry run for president again. but his new glasses may have given him away. other tell tale signs, including his travels throughout the country. radio personality glenn beck is back pedaling on some of the things he said in the past. he was asked about calling president obama a racist. >> when you live your life five hours a day on live television
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or radio, you're going to say stupid things. >> florida lawmakers are veening to review the districts. a judge ruled the purnt map illegal. the republican party had been accused of redrawing the map to favor republicans. and former embattled washington, d.c. mayor marion berry is back in the news. barry was involved in a wrong-way car crash. he took to twitter to say the crash was part of a hypoglycemic attack. and he became disoriented. that is your dish of "scrambled politic." david nakamura, thank you for being with us. let's start with the president who says he will act alone on the border crisis. what can he do?
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and given that, are there legitimate grounds for impeachment as congressman steve king is calling for? >> congress didn't give him merge money. what the president and his advisers are looking at, is the border crisis. and at the same time, they're going to have to take resources away from other areas. look at the law-abiding, undocumented immigrants, who are living here. maybe their children are u.s. citizens. and maybe provide them some protection to come forward, have their deportations deferred. and republicans say they will stand their ground and oppose such a move. if steve king is talk about impeachment, the president's lawyer saying these are legal moves. they're going to lay the groundwork. people i talked to, say the president has some leeway in this record. >> the do-little congress heads home. five weeks with failure to get a border deal done. in the broad scope of this year, is that an indication of a
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divide at its worst that we're seeing? >> absolutely. there's real-world consequences. this is an issue that both parties say is a humanitarian crisis. tens of thousands of children, additional families, trying to figure out what to do with them. republicans want to speed up deportations but didn't provide money to do so. and democrats want to make sure the children are housed and have legal protections. this is a problem. obviously, washington, for now, for a long time, has had a problem getting things done. and the president is saying he's going to figure out a way on his own to do this. >> let's talk about midterms in the short time here. there's some democrats that are distancing themselves from president obama. in the midst of that, mitt romney, who is on demand, in the campaign trail. we're seeing him with the
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glasses and all. interesting the relevance of what some of the republicans are placing him as. >> what a difference a couple years makes. mitt romney's been out of the public spotlight. his image has been softened a bit. he put up pictures on instagram of his family vacation. you have a different image of mitt romney. president obama making tough decisions. a lot of political problems for him. president obama is out raising money. but it's hard for him to campaign in some of the swing states where senators are trying to get re-elected. mitt romney is the number one republican to raise money for his national profile. he's in hot demand. it spurts off mitt romney may get back in the 2016 race. >> thank you very much, david. >> thanks. entertainment is next, including a huge weekend for "the guardians." neutrogena naturals.
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that's a record. maybe that has something to do with it. a buff chris pratt, maybe. "lucy" came in second. and "get on up," was in third. spoiler alert, don't get mad. time to mute it if you are a huge "teenage mutant ninja turtle" fan. in the new movie, the turtles were, in fact, aliens and said, quote, those people can complain. they go to the theater. they're going to love it. if they don't love it, they can blank off. that's the end of that. she made it clear. and star of "the wire" antoine glover was attacked and stabbed. his condition isn't immediately known. and during the filming of 2006's "blood diamond," in photo of leonardo dicaprio and nelson mandela was taken. over eight years later, this photo's been auctioned off.
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and the owner has decided to return it to dicaprio. this is "first look" on msnbc. "way too early" starts now. have a good one. i want to make sure that i would be comfortable with my family, my daughters, my wife, drinking the water. and when i'm comfortable with that, i think we're in a position of where we can save the people here in toledo, that we feel good about it. and we can move forward. >> toxins in toledo's drinking water leaves hundreds of thousands without safe drinking water. what caused the algae nightmare? after a u.n. school is hit with deadly results, how long will the latest truce stand? and meet the summertime hero. the guy that earned the coolest guinness world record, with
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water and a rubick's cube. this is "way too early." hey, everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts, live from baltimore. welcome to "way too early" the show that couldn't solve one rubik's cube on dry hand. but we can hold our breath for 18 seconds and no more. we'll start with the deadliest outbreak of ebola. an atlanta hospital preps to treat a second american with the virus. an american missionary is set to arrive at the hospital as early as tomorrow after contracting the disease while serving in liberia. dr. kent brantley, who was also infected while treating patients, arrived at the hospital on saturday. and according to the director of the cdc, he seems to be improving. we also learned the medical missionary received an experiment


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