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he stays, prime ministers come and go, governments come and go, but larry the cat is forever. ♪ twhat a wonderful day >> "first look" is up next. it's tuesday, july 12th. right now on "first look," president obama heads to dallas for a memorial service as tensions continue to run high across the nation. >> donald trump now vows to be the law and order candidate as he narrows his selection for a running mate. the ex-wife of the michigan inmate who killed two courtroom bailiffs speaks out. plus a scene right out of the wizard of oz. is more severe weather ahead? a warning by police about the new pokemon go. and home run derby heaven. "first look" starts right now. good morning, everybody and thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. president obama will travel to dallas today for the first time since last week's deadly shooting of five police officers.
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the president is set to deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service. he'll also meet with family of the victims and local law enforcement. former president george w. bush will also speak at that service. former first lady laura bush and vice president joe biden will be in attendance. the dallas police department will get a major helping hand from neighboring arlington p.d. which is working in conjunction with the secret service. dallas police chief david brown said the department is fatigued after the last few days and doesn't want something to go wrong during the visit. this as hundreds gather to hold a candle light vigil in dallas to honor the victims. nbc's sarah lazar yo is in dallas with the latest this morning. >> betty, president obama cut his europe trip short to come here to dallas and today he's faced with yet another daunting task of talking to the nation after another senseless act of violence. with the city still heartbroken and many on edge support for
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dallas police keeps pouring in. >> brent thompson was my friend, and i loved him. >> reporter: hundreds paying respects to the five officers killed and nine others injured. those in uniform putting their lives on the line to protect others. this tribute just blocks away from where micah xavier johnson carried out his killing spree, in cold blood, firing rounds and taunting officers, admitting his hatred for cops. >> this person had some delusion. this person also was very committed to killing officers. >> reporter: an emotional turning point for dallas police, now focusing on laying their own to rest while investigators sift through 170 hours of body cam video, 300 witness interviews and johnson's personal arsenal to get answers. after johnson was killed by a police detonated bomb robot. >> this wasn't an ethical dilemma for me. i'd do it again. >> reporter: president obama once again will be standing behind a pulpit, his remarks on the heels of two caught on
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camera police shootings sparking debates about race, justice and this latest tragedy. >> this killing, it has to stop. black men dying and being forgotten, people retaliating against the people that are sworn to defend us. >> reporter: now with the community and the nation try to heal and move forward. also expected to speak here at the memorial today is former president george w. bush. he'll be joining president obama with his wife laura, and vice president joe biden. reporting in dallas, sara rosario. betty back to you. >> thank you so much for that. an intensely personal news conference yesterday, dallas police chief david brown said he was not sure how he was going to make it through the week. he also described the expectations placed on police officers. every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve. not enough mental health
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funding, let the cop handle it. not enough drug diction funding, let's give it to the cops. here in dallas we've got a loose dog problem. let's have cops chase loose dogs. you know, schools fail. give it to the cops. 70% of perpetrators being raised by single women, let's give it to the cops to solve that as well. that's too much to ask. policing was never meant to solve all those problems. >> meanwhile chief brown had a message for black lives matter protesters. >> become a part of the solution. serve your communities. don't be a part of the problem. we're hiring. we're hiring. get off that protest line and put an application in. >> the man who shot and killed two court bailiffs in a michigan courthouse has been identified as larry darnell gordon. a sheriff's deputy and a citizen were also injured.
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officials say gordon was being escorted from a holding cell to a courtroom when he grabbed an officer's gun. the 44-year-old was shot and killed by officers arriving on the scene. his ex-wife says she spoke to him sunday and was quote, shocked when she heard the news. >> all he wanted to do was get home to our baby girl and to me. he wanted to try and reconcile. i don't want the press to paint a picture of him as some angry, violent person. nobody knows the truth because they weren't there. they don't know why he was in jail because they weren't there. >> police records show gordon was in jail on two counts of criminal sexual conduct. he was also facing charges of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence. after weeks of stalling as he sought to transform the democratic party's platform
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senator bernie sanders is expected to finally appear alongside hillary clinton and endorse her as the democratic party presidential nominee. both candidates are attending a morning rally today in new hampshire, where sanders won by double digits. it has been over 35 days since clinton became the party's presumptive nominee. after getting concessions from the party on issues like likeate change, the minimum wage and the death penalty, sanders looks to make good on his promise to help defeat donald trump. meanwhile a federal judge ruled in favor of an anti-trump gop delegate. he filed a suit saying he should not be bound to vote for trump at next week's convention, despite his initial pledge to do so. that decision could have massive ramifications next week when an already unruly delegation may look to wage a convention fight in a bid to deny trump the nomination. but for trump, it remained business as usual yesterday. he's positioning himself as the law and order candidate, as the veepstakes shifts into high gear. nbc's katy tur has more.
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>> i am the law and order candidate. >> reporter: on teleprompter, and on message, in virginia beach, donald trump addressing the dallas ambush. >> it's time for a hostility against our police and against all members of law enforcement to end and end immediately. >> reporter: and tying recent police shootings to the cycle of poverty and violence in inner cities. the convention only a week away and donald trump is trying to get serious. and trying out running mates. the latest to audition, trump es attack dog chris christie. >> we need once again to have a president who puts the safety and security of our citizens first. >> reporter: christie has trump's ear, but sources close to the candidate are wary of the governor's volatile personality. and trump's vetting team spent hours going over his bridgegate scandal. speculation trump could pick retired general mike flynn
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fizzled when trump told "the washington post" he wanted someone more political. former house speaker newt gingrich ticks that box. >> what's your gut telling you? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: and so does indiana governor mike pence who is up next on the trail with trump, seen as a good fund-raiser, steady voice and swing state bait. pence could smooth relations in washington. but it won't fix everything. jeb bush telling nicole wallace, trump's key campaign promises will only lead to republican heartache. >> there isn't going to be a wall built and mexico is not going to pay for it and there's not going to be a ban on muslims and people are going to be deeply frustrated and the divides will grow in our country. eight minutes past the hour. time now to get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> hi betty, good morning to you, as well. wall street will try to extend its two-day rally that's been fuelled by friday's stronger than expected u.s. jobs report. the s&p 500, the broadest measure of the market's performance closing at an all-time high on monday. investors are shifting focus
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from fears over the uk's brexit to fundamentals such as economic data and earnings. meanwhile the nfl is tackling another social media site. reports say the league is working on a snapchat discover channel. it's hired a managing editor to produce content for the page which will have animations, articles and video. only a handful of companies are currently on snapchat discover. small suvs did poorly in the new headlight test with none of the 21 vehicles receiving the highest ranking. more than half received the lowest rating. the test measures the amount of usable light provided by low and high beams on straight roads and curves. back over to you. >> thank you so much. just ahead a warning from police over the wildly popular new pokemon go game. plus new plans to send more u.s. soldiers into the fight against isis. that's next.
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and good morning, in the upper midwest some frightening weather to show you.
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this scene out of minnesota looks like something straight out of the scene of "wizard of oz." a barn in rich field is taken right up into that tornado. in nearby watkins more debris flung as another twister barreled through. police said it was the worst damage in over a decade. some of the damage quite extensive. another problem much of the state of minnesota is seeing right now is flooding. you can see that on our map here. these pink colors indicating four to locally ten inches of rain. all of that coming in a short amount of time. it's about a 200 mile stretch from eastern minnesota through wisconsin, and of course with that you have flash flood warnings. so anybody that's going to work here this morning, if you see water on the roadway, you do not want to drive through it. we see too many deaths from that each year. that cluster of storms now moving towards chicago. meanwhile the northeast still enjoying a comfortable day today. sunshine, temperatures in the 80s here for this afternoon. check this out. 84 in new york city, which is spot on to where you should be for this time of year.
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88 in d.c. but the heat is building to the west. temperatures in the 90s. and that heat wave will be entering the east coast coming up here later this week. now i want to show you some pictures from manhattan. this happened last night, it happens twice per year in new york city. it's when the sunset aligns perfectly with the street grid in midtown manhattan, 14th, 23rd, 34th, 57th street. you can see a few traffic disruptions out there as people are taking pictures. it was a spectacular sight. the clouds looked like they were going to put up a little bit of a fight but at the last minute. >> it's so gorgeous. i've been out there one of those people standing in the middle of the street and people are not happy about that. especially the taxi cabs. get out of the way! thank you, in about 24 hours great britain will have a new prime minister. theresa may, britain's current home secretary, declared victory after her single challenger andrea leadsom dropped out yesterday. >> we're going to give people more control over their lives.
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and that's how we will build a better britain. >> may will become the second woman to hold the post since margaret thatcher's historic ten u just 26 years ago. she will face multiple challenges, though, as soon as she takes office from addressing the nation's social and political divisions to negotiating the nation's exit from the european union. in response, current prime minister david cameron accelerated his resignation, and ended his good-bye musically. >> on wednesday, i will intend to have prime minister's questions and after that i expect to go to palace and offer my resignation so we'll have a new prime minister in that building behind me by wednesday evening. ♪ >> and there he goes. meanwhile the u.s. fight against isis is intensifying. defense secretary ash carter announced the u.s. will send 560 more troops to iraq in the coming weeks. this is all part of ramped up efforts to help retake mosul.
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the largest city controlled by isis. the troop increase brings the number of u.s. forces in iraq to about 4600. pokemon go is exploding across smartphones nationwide. but be careful. while out and about, some have reported scrapes and pruzs trying to nab new monsters. the app warns users to play responsibly and check their surroundings. even police have gotten into the craze. one department warning motorists not to catch 'em all, and drive. it was a dinger of a home run derby ahead of tonight's major league all-star game at san diego's petco park. a whopping 61 homers led the way. marlins astanton hit the record number including the longest shot of the night at 497 feet. stanton beat defending champ todd frazier by hitting 20 of the 21 deepest drives. look at them go. all right so jeb bush speaks out on donald trump, plus which potential vice president's mom says her boy is the best choice? "scrambled politics" is next.
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nomination. she said he's quote absolutely the best of the bunch. absolutely. there is no contest as far as i'm concerned of those that are out there right now. meanwhile, bloomberg news now reports that trump is eyeing newt gingrich for a top national security post should he become president. when asked about the news, gingrich said, quote, i know nothing of this. republican senator ben sass continues his strong assault against donald trump's nomination, publishing a lengthy post on medium, and making a veiled case for delegates to vote their conscience at next week's rnc convention. he's telling delegates to choose someone, quote, trustworthy as the nominee. jeb bush had some strong words for what he's calling trump's tragic campaign. here's what he told msnbc contributor nicolle wallace. >> trump, you know, to his credit, was very smart at exploiting these kind of opportunities. he's a master at understanding how the media works. more than anybody i've ever seen in politics. and kudos for him for kind of
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creating the environment, and then manipulating the environment to his effect. >> the house oversight and judiciary committees asked the justice department to investigate whether hillary clinton perjured herself when testifying before the benghazi committee last october. the chairman of the committees allege clinton lied when addressing the e-mail controversy last year. meanwhile, intelligence head james clapper has denied speaker paul ryan's request to withhold classified briefings for clinton after ryan attempted to block clinton from receiving those intelligence briefings. and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." all right, 21 minutes past the hour, in washington, i am joined by politico reporter daniel lipman. good morning. how are you? >> i'm doing all right. let's get into trump, first of all. he is touting himself as the law and order candidate. will this be viewed as what's needed to calm the tensions right now? or just an attempt to capitalize off of the recent unrest following police involved shootings? >> no, i think he's always kind of tried to capture the moment,
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and put himself forward as the best person to, you know, speak to the american people about what they want, and i think there's a lot of uncertainty in this country that he views as advantageous to himself to take advantage of. because, you know, with lots of -- you know, he feels like he can speak to the worries that a lot of americans have about what's going on in the country. >> but for a candidate who is quick to get into a twitter war of words, per se, can voters trust him to be a law and order candidate? >> well, at least he hasn't been under investigation by the fbi like hillary clinton. >> that is a point. >> so that's one thing that he has going for him. >> true. >> but he's also a guy that would tell protesters that he liked them to be taken off in stretchers at his rallies. but i don't think police usually counsel candidates to say those types of things. and so, he kind of has that going against him. and he's been, you know, linked to the mop in terms of some of
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his real estate dealings in new jersey and other parts so that's kind of -- that doesn't look good for him in terms of being the law and order, you know, criminal justice candidate. >> all right we're going to shift geers now to bernie sanders. he's expected to endorse hillary clinton today. will he truly get behind her as a candidate or could this get a little awkward as we see both of them together? >> you know, maybe it's kind of a, we've been waiting for this moment to happen for months. >> we have, 35 days. >> it's like waiting for godet. where you kept waiting for the train and it never came. now the train is finally coming. so i think it's going to be a signature moment for bernie and hillary, because there are millions of those bernie bros and other supporters who hillary really needs to get behind her, to actually win against trump. and so, i think he'll be hitting the campaign trail a lot, and, you know, be great voice for hillary. >> is he going to have to be really convincing, though, in what he says, and just his actions today, and going forward
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for people that really believe that he's behind hillary clinton? >> i think that he, you know, he's very good on the stump. and he can turn a phrase really well. so i think he will actually do a great job, and you know, laying a good case for hillary. because he's a master at that. >> all right. daniel thanks so much for your insight. we appreciate it. just ahead, a guess who made it on this year's forbes highest paid celebrity list. plus, a subway surprise for commuters in london. find out what that's all about. next on "first look." it's 24 minutes past the hour on a beautiful morning in the nation's capital. at the beginning of the 21st century, the earth needed to find a new way to keep up with the data from over 30 billion connected devices. just 30 billion? so, a bold group of researchers and computer scientists in silicon valley had a breakthrough they called... the machine. the machine.
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we have proof today that the rich keep getting richer. forbes has released its annual list of the highest paid celebrities and this year number one is none other than taylor swift. swift brought in a whopping $170 million last year, thanks largely in part to her record-breaking 1989 world tour. she beat out last year's number one holder katy perry by $35 million. that must be nice. rounding out the top five, pop group one direction, author james patterson, tv host dr. phil mcgraw, and soccer star cristiano ronaldo. other big names include, melissa mccarthy, ryan seacrest, and kevin hart, who is the first comedian to ever outearn jerry seinfeld. don't feel too bad for seinfeld he still graces the list at number 57 earning $43.5 million last year. not bad. and commuters in london got a surprise, when they found that their train station had been invaded by a ghost busters villain. look at that. the stay puff marshmallow man could be found breaking through the floor to the delight of
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passersby. this is all for this week's release of the ghost busters movie reboot. can you imagine what a great picture? i'm betty nguyen and this is "first look" on msnbc. be sure to check out our facebook page and stay tuned because "way too early" starts right now. a city in mourning. president obama heads to dallas today to help the community heal following the deaths of five police officers. and there are new details about the dallas sniper. the family of micah johnson break their silence after last week's tragedy. plus, the speculation over who donald trump will pick as a running mate reaches fever pitch. what we're learning this morning about the narrowing list. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west, this is "way too early." ♪
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good morning, it's tuesday, july 12th. i'm chris jansing. this morning, not far from here, the president will do what he has done so often, try to console a nation in grief. a nation in search of answers where few come. he, the first lady, the vice president, and vice president's wife will all travel here. president george w. bush will speak, as well, at the interfaith service. paying tribute to five officers killed last week. worth mentioning, the two presidents have appeared together in recent years. walking together at the 50th anniversary of selma, alabama. they traveled together to the funeral of nelson mandela. and they commemorated the tenth anniversary of september 11th, among other occasion. by his staff's own admission the president is intensely frustrated at the lack of movement on curbing access to guns, branding it as republican obstructionism. the vice president spent yesterday talking to police about improving


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