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all the time in the world, can we really say, that doing it all in one day might not be a better system than what we've got. system than what we've got? "first look" is up next. it's friday july 1st. right now on "first look," three days after the attack in istanbul, high alert for holiday travelers here in the u.s. why an impromptu meeting between attorney general loretta lynch and bill clinton is raising eyebrows. a warning for thousands to stop driving their cars immediately. plus a wild brawl erupts at a dallas restaurant. big trouble in the water at some of florida's most popular beaches. that and much more as we head into the july fourth holiday weekend. "first look" starts right now. good morning and happy friday to you. thanks for joining us this morning. i'm betty nguyen. so with more than 43 million americans headed out of town this holiday weekend, there is growing concern over the threat of terrorism. this is only heightened after recent attacks both abroad and at home and while most people
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will hit the roads, airports will be busy and full of extra scrutiny. and some big city police departments are making sure they're heavily armed and highly visible. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the nypd critical response unit is on the streets and on alert in times square. across the country in l.a. county extra special ops teams are working train stations and public areas. >> i don't think people should be afraid today, but just be more aware. >> reporter: more high profile police rollouts in miami airports, in d.c. and chicago. contributing to a growing sense of unease, the attacks in paris, san bernardino, belgium, orlando and now istanbul. since the brussels attacks in march the u.s. has beefed up security at airports nationwide. >> the american public should expect to see this july 4th weekend an enhanced security presence at airports, train stations and other transit centers across the country. >> reporter: following istanbul and brussels many aviation
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security experts worry u.s. airports are vulnerable. >> we have not paid enough attention to the airport facility security despite the fact that there's a long history of attacks against airports. >> reporter: the challenge for police around the world cracking small terror cells that can pick their target at will. >> if an incident occurs in the united states, it is going to be isolated. it will probably be an individual. >> the death toll following tuesday's deadly attack in istanbul at the ataturk airport has climbed to 44. and after rounding up more than a dozen people with isis links following that massacre, we are getting new details on the attackers, and where they may have come from. nbc's kelly cobiella has more. >> reporter: new security camera video showing panic in the terminal. and now a closer look at the faces of the three men who caused it. bombs hidden under winter coats, weapons in luggage. nbc has not yet verified these
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images but a turkish police source says one was from russia's caucasus region, the same area as the boston marathon bombers. the other two from uzbekistan and kyrgyzstan. at least one arrived in turkey a month ago from the isis stronghold of raqqa in syria. turkish media say the three attackers rented an apartment on this busy istanbul street paying for three months up front in cash, adding a security door, keeping the windows shut and curtains drawn. inside, a strong chemical smell according to one neighbor. turkish officials said the explosives used in the attack were military grade. this is the heavy security door. neighbors say the bomb squad, forensics and special forces have all been here. one of more than a dozen raids across istanbul and the coastal city of izmir. turkey's interior minister said 13 are in custody in connection with the airport attack. >> an airport encounter this
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week between attorney general loretta lynch and former president bill clinton has ignited a political firestorm. republicans say it compromised the justice department's investigation into hillary clinton. donald trump is calling it, quote, so terrible, one of the big stories of the year. the meeting occurred when the attorney general and the former president were parked on a tarmac at phoenix sky harbor international airport after visiting arizona for separate events. both former president clinton and lynch say the meeting was social. >> our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. it was primarily social and about our travels. he mentioned the golf he played in phoenix and he mentioned travels he'd had but there was no discussion of any matter pending before the department or any matter pending before any other body. there was no discussion of benghazi, no discussion of the state department e-mails by way of example. >> president obama rejected questions on the issue during a bill signing yesterday. his former adviser david axelrod
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tweeted, i take lynch and clinton at their word that their conversation in phoenix did not touch on probe, but foolish to create such optics. judicial watch, the group that has sued for the release of clinton's private e-mails is now calling for an inspector general investigation into the lynch/clinton meeting. the veepstakes are getting real. with just three weeks until the republican national convention, former house speaker newt gingrich's name has just been added to the list of confirmed candidates being vetted by the trump team. gingrich joins new jersey governor chris christie, who is also on the short list. trump discussed christie with conservative radio host howie carr saying i'm certainly looking at him and i always will. whether it's for that or something else. trump also mentioned indiana governor mike pence. his office, though, denies any communication with the trump campaign on the issue. but the inclusion of gingrich is significant. because the vp pick could be crucial to easing republicans' concerns regarding trump's nomination. meanwhile, bernie sanders is now responding to trump's accusation that sanders outright hates
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hillary clinton. >> the answer is of course, you know, trump is lying, as he always does. no, i do not hate secretary clinton. i've known her for 25 years. i have a lot of respect for her. we've worked together. we have disagreements on issues. but to say that i hate her is absolutely untrue. >> sanders also responded to npr's recent interview with joe biden and after that biden said sanders would back clinton saying, quote, i've talked to bernie. bernie's going to endorse her. this is going to work. >> as we speak, we are working with the clinton campaign trying to be able to come forward and say to my supporters out there, you know what, here's the progress we have made. i hear what secretary clinton is saying on this issue and that issue that means a whole lot to you. so i hope that we can reach that goal. we are not there at this moment. >> sanders' comments were on the same day his team solicited donations to send his 1900
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delegates to the democratic convention to, quote, sepd a message to the establishment. this comes as sanders supporters filed a lawsuit against the dnc and its chair debbie wasserman schultz alleging the democratic primary was rigged for hillary clinton. government safety regulators have issued an urgent warning for some 300,000 car owners. stop driving them. it has to do with a high risk of potentially deadly air bag ruptures. this is part of a broad recall of defect irtakata air bags and affects some honda and acura models. the initial recall was made eight years ago but those who have not made the fix face serious danger. ten people have been killed in the u.s. and more than 100 injured from the faulty air bags. and federal authorities have opened an investigation into tesla. after a deadly crash involving a car using the auto pie lot system. the may 7th crash involving a tesla model "s," it was the first fatal crash involving tesla's autopilot which allows the car to steer itself. there is an explosive message for americans with the fourth of july right around the corner.
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beware of firework mishaps. nobody wants that to happen. consumer product safety commission created this demo. it shows how people have been killed or seriously injured by past explosions, because they failed to back away after lighting fireworks. an average of 230 people per day go to the emergency room with fireworks related injuries around the fourth of july holiday. so be careful out there. video of a massive brawl inside a mexican restaurant in dallas has gone viral. what in the world? the fists and chairs reportedly started flying over chips and salsa. are you serious? witnesses say something else sparked that fight. no word yet on what that was. local media reports say no arrests were made. eight minutes past the hour.
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just ahead the pentagon lifts the ban on openly transgender service members. plus a state of emergency in florida. over a massive invasion of toxic algae. you're watching "first look." with usaa is awesome. homeowners insurance life insurance automobile insurance i spent 20 years active duty they still refer to me as "gunnery sergeant" when i call being a usaa member because of my service in the military to pass that on to my kids something that makes me happy my name is roger zapata and i'm a usaa member for life.
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good friday morning. this was las vegas yesterday. they dealt with some thunderstorms that produced really heavy batch of rain in a short period of time. look at that. a little ladder action, they get those people safely back to the shore. and did work, too. actually used the fire truck ladder. probably safer. the forecast today and through the holiday weekend, flash flooding is a concern. this boundary is going to sit from colorado to the east. but as this cold front tries to plow into areas that are going to get more humid and warm today we're going to see some severe weather. late afternoon into the early evening, areas from richmond, d.c. to reading, new york included, the whole hudson valley, chance for some definitely wind damage and maybe even a little bit of tornado action, too. so we've got to be careful with
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that. there's some great weather in the great lakes today. florida storms will be a problem as we go throughout the afternoon. that's very typical for this time of year. then as we go through the holiday weekend, the heaviest rains, this is where the flash flooding is possible from colorado to kansas through missouri. notice it's the same areas on sunday, especially around kansas city. you could get five, six inches of rain over the next three to four days. then by the time we get to the fourth of july itself, that whole mess begins to move a little further to the east. i'm not saying it's going to be a complete washout but there's a potential for at least some periods of heavy rain, st. louis, indianapolis, lexington, louisville, as we head through much of west virginia, and then through washington, d.c. and richmond, again, not a complete washout. don't cancel your plans but you're going to have to keep a close eye on the forecast as we get towards firework time. >> thank you, bill. an historic moment for the pentagon but it wasn't without controversy. secretary of defense ash carter ended the ban on transgender armed forces members serving openly. many call it a major step for the u.s. military. but, some, like house armed services committee chair mack thornberry called it politics
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over policy. nbc pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has details. >> reporter: after a year-long study, defense secretary ash carter has lifted the last gender-based barrier in the u.s. military. >> i'm announcing today that we're ending the ban on transgender americans in the united states military. >> reporter: for the first time as many as 12,000 transgender men and women now in the military will be able to openly serve without fear of being discharged. and transgender recruits will be accepted by the military services. >> what it means is that transgender troops can serve openly, they don't have to live in fear. they don't have to lie about who they are. >> i feel very betrayed. >> reporter: sage fox first served in the army as a male infantry soldier. but years later, after sage was recruited into the army reserves as a transgender woman, she was quickly pushed out and put on inactive status. >> it's fear, it's ignorance, it's bigotry, it's misinformation.
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>> reporter: lifting the current ban will not come fast or easy. the military services must come up with plans to provide psychological counseling and medical services for transgender forces. including hormone treatments. it could take a year before the plan is fully implemented. but as far sage fox, she's elated. and looking forward to returning to active duty. jim miklaszewski, nbc news, the pentagon. the man at the center of the popular murder mystery podcast "serial" has been granted a new trial. a baltimore judge vacated the conviction handed down 16 years ago in the murder of sayed's ex-girlfriend. at a february hearing his current lawyers raised questions about the strength of the prosecution's evidence. also pointing to potential alibi witnesses overlooked by the trial lawyer. the maryland attorney general's office said in a statement their responsibility remains to pursue justice and defend what it believes to be a valid conviction. florida governor rick scott declared a state of emergency over a massive algae bloom along
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the state's atlantic coast. he ordered the fast tracking of water storage projects to reduce the algae's spread. the bloom, giving off a lovely overpowering stench, and described as guacamole thick, is blamed on water pumped out of a lake into the st. lucie river by the army corps of engineers. looks and probably smells like a big old mess there. sports now. john pernot is headed to his first olympics. he set a new american record. kevin cordes punched his second picket to rio after coming in second. coastal carolina is the 2016 college world series champs. they beat arizona 4-3 in the deciding game three. it is the first-ever national championship for the school in any sport, and the first championship in the history of the big south conference, so a huge congratulations to them. all right so the nfl has suspended quarterback johnny
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manziel for four games. the suspension is reportedly for violating the league's substance abuse policy. he has previously vowed to get, quote, completely sober starting today. manziel is currently a free agent and not on any team. check out this monster home run. cardinal brandon moss gets a hold of one and crushes it almost out of the stadium. it soared an astonishing 477 feet. the biggest blast in the stadium's history. unfortunately, though for him, the cardinals lost 4-2. coming up, an 11th hour ruling on mississippi's so-called religious freedom law. and is donald trump running against two parties? it's 17 minutes past the hour as we get a live look at the morning sky over washington, d.c. what a beautiful day. stay with us. at if 30,000 people download the new app? we're good. okay... what if a million people download the new app? we're good. five million? good. we scale on demand. hybrid infrastructure, boom. ok. what if 30 million people download the app?
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to process the documents. the e-mails were originally due out on july 21st. donald trump says those who previously signed the rnc pledge to support the eventual republican nominee should come forward and endorse, or never run for office again. >> in my opinion, they should never be allowed to run for public office again, because what they did is disgraceful. >> trump also bashed the rest of the gop, telling talk radio it feels as if he's running against two parties. >> it's almost, in some ways, like i'm running against two parties. >> no kidding. >> i'm not sure it matters because i think we're going to win. the people are so fed up with politics and politicians. but i think i'm going to win. either way. >> new battleground polls were released yesterday showing hillary clinton with large leads in some key states. clinton is up double digits in florida and north carolina against trump. double digits in wisconsin, and michigan. and up nine points in pennsylvania. all massive increases from what president obama did in 2012. the good news for trump, he's
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running dead even with clinton in ohio, nevada, and new hampshi hampshire. while still on top in arizona. but there may be a spoiler coming. lib tearian gary johnson is also polling at double digits in at least four battleground states in that same poll. and that is your mrng dish of "scrambled politics." all right 22 minutes past the hour on this friday morning in washington i'm joined by politico reporter daniel lipman. good morning. >> good morning, happy july 4th. >> yeah, it's coming up real soon. donald trump says he feels like he's running against two parties, including his own. is he right? >> you know, i think a lot of republicans feel a lot of less pressure to actually support trump since they're all trying to kind of save their own skin so they're not super worried about helping trump. and in terms of the two parties, i saw that this week in aspen, colorado, at the ideas festival, where, you know, mega gop donor paul singer was saying how trump did his anti-trade policies, it could lead to a global depression. and so depression, and
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politicians name in the same sentence, that's never good for, you know, a candidacy going forward. >> i want to switch geers now, and talk about this airport meeting. how significant is that meeting between attorney general loretta lynch and former president bill clinton? will it jeopardize a probe into hillary clinton's e-mails? >> i don't think it will jeopardize it. it's just a bad news cycle for hillary. it seems to show that the clintons feel like they're above the law where they feel like they can kind of get away with things that ordinary people, you know, can't get away with. you know, donald trump was under investigation, and his spouse met with a top law enforcement official, just imagine how much, you know, grief that he would be getting for, you know, being you know, kind of doing the same thing that bill clinton did. so it's just not a good message to send to, you know, prosecutors, and just the general public because it just sends a bad signal to people, you know, watching this case. >> well trump is not brushing it
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aside. in fact he is calling it a big deal. but both of them say it was purely social. are they smart enough to have known -- they should have been smart enough to have known that the optics could spark a bit of a firestorm, right? are you surprised by this? >> at least they shouldn't have let it leak out. that's the worst part of it, i think, for bill clinton. and it kind of makes it seem like, you know, politics at this level is kind of like georgetown cocktail party, and where everyone knows each other and everyone's pretty clubby and that's just not good for loretta lynch or bill clinton. >> all right, daniel. thanks so much for joining us today. we appreciate it. you have a great holiday weekend. >> you, too, thank you. still ahead, put the spoon down. why the government says you should stop eating cookie dough. you're watching "first look." ap. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair works... ...in one week. with the... fastest retinol formula. ...to visibly reduce wrinkles. neutrogena®.
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leading the news in "the new york times," the fda ruins raw cookie dough for everybody. yeah. the big boo on this one. everyone's favorite baking snack is now off limits thanks to the mean old fda. it's warning consumers there's a link between the recent e. coli outbreak and uncooked flour. grains harvested for flour come directly from the field where contamination by arm animal waste, bill is likely. >> just tell me hot dogs and hamburgers are likely. >> if you want to eat waste, go ahead. the world's largest furry convention has returned to pittsburgh. the city's streets were packed full of furry creatures yesterday as cartoon animal enthusiasts gathered for the annual convention. about 1500 so-called furries are expected to celebrate the event's 20th anniversary. >> i don't even know where to purchase a costume like that. and speaking of furry being look at this happy llama's reaction to a leaf blower. zoo officials were trying to clean up the llama's stall when
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they realized just how much it enjoyed that cool breeze. even the tail was wagging. this is "first look" on msnbc. don't forget to like us on facebook. "way too early" starts right now. this is a factory, and the legacy really of hillary clinton. and bill clinton. because this legacy is largely due, and you could actually say entirely due, to nafta. the plant closed its doors and shipped its jobs to mexico, china, the real clinton global initiative is their economic plan to ship america's jobs overseas. that's what's happening. >> donald trump ramps up his attacks on free trade, slamming hillary clinton, and bucking his own party in the process. but his remarks last night quickly veered off course. plus bernie sanders said on
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"morning joe" that he'll vote for hillary clinton, but is he ready to endorse her? we're going to have his latest comments and how vice president biden once again may have spoken too soon. and major fallout from bill clinton's private meeting with attorney general loretta lynch. even democrats are criticizing the decision to meet while the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails plays out. it is 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." hey there, good morning, everyone. it is friday, july 1st. i'm alex witt. a new hampshire campaign stop for donald trump veered off into strange directions yesterday. the presumptive republican nominee spoke to a small audience from the loading dock of a shuttered lighting plant,

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