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demanding. thanks to all of you. we will leave it there. that is all for today. we' transition to democracy. egypt's military rulers make stweeping political changes as the country heads toward free elections. budget showdown. president obama proposes a plan to slash the deficit but republicans say it's not enough. and grammy gold. who were the big winners on recording city's biggest night? those stories and more are straight ahead. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry and this is "first look" on msnbc.
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we begin this morning with a new path in egypt. following weeks of protest that brought down the reign of the now former president hosni mubarak, egyptians are looking to the future with a cautious optimi optimism. egypt's military is in control and made sweeping changes so far welcomed by prodemocracy protesters. military leaders have imposed marshal law, dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution saying it will be in charge only until elections are held which could take place as soon as six months from now. meanwhile, normalcy is starting to move to cairo. they began to tear down tents in the square despite resistance of protesters who want to stay. lawmakers are shifting their focus to a showdown over president obama's proposed 2012
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budget. the president delivers that budget to congress later today but based on advanced criticism of republicans, a bitter battle is expected. tracy potts joins us with more on that. tray see, good morning. >> >> reporter: good morning. the white house says the budget is about give and take. what they can spend and what they can cut in the meantime admitting that this process will not be painless. the budget will reduce the deficit the white house says by $1.1 trillion which is just over about a quarter of what the deficit commission recommended. the white house says it will focus on education with cuts to balance the spend. the big question is, how big will they cut bo the big four. medicare, medicaid, social security and defense? republicans are looking for even more cuts saying that one of the biggest ways we can reduce spending is getting rid of
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freddie mac and fannie mae. congress gets the first look at the budget today. lynn? >> thanks. well, it's the music industry's biggest night with legendary artists such as barbra streisand and justin bieber taking the stage for the grammy awards and for more on last night's winners and losers here's nbc's mark burger. >> reporter: country crossover big time. song and record of the year for lady antebellum. >> this past year has completely changed our life and we love you all so much. thank you. >> reporter: backstage celebration also played out for the canadian rock band arcade fire. they beat out the likes of eminem, lady gaga and katy perry for album of the year. another surprise winner shared that feeling. spalding, the first jazz performer to earn best new artist. the singer and bassist won out
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over justin bieber and rapper drake. >> i take this honor to heart so sincerely and do my damnedest to make a lot of great music for all of you. such a blessing and an honor. >> reporter: a night that started with ten nominations for eminem finished with two wins. both in rap categories. album and solo performance. lady gaga literally came out of her shell to grab three awards including best pop vocal album. >> thank you. >> reporter: hers is one of several acceptance speeches and lyrics bleeped. a song with an expletive in the title skirted major trouble. c. lo green changed the title to "forget you" and puppets and help of gwyneth paltrow.
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and now here's yours first look at the other news going on around america today. in colorado, a suv crashed through the front entrance of a cell phone store injuring eight people. officials say the 75-year-old driver suffered a medical problem before losing control. he jumped a median, drove into oncoming traffic before clipping a vehicle and ramming into the store. five people including the driver were transported to the hospital. in california, the navy put on the kind of show not seen in decades. more than 200 aircraft took flight over san diego marking 100 years of naval aviation. featured vintage planes and modern ones, the largest air formation since world war ii. and finally, in washington, d.c., hundreds showed big hearts in frigid conditions wearing next to nothing for a good cause. a group of runners stripped down to take part in the cupid's undy
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run. the one-mile trek around the capitol raised money for a children charity. and now the forecast. good morning, bill. happy valentine's day. got your red there. >> how many of the elected officials were in the race? >> let's hope none because that would be on youtube. >> probably. late yesterday, spring fever. what a weekend and it was for so many people. the entire southern half of the nation, 64 in atlanta. we had 60s as far north as north carolina and d.c. 54 degrees and it was a little cooler in new england and probably the only ones sitting there waiting for the warm-up at the end of the week. 46 in new york felt good. 37 in boston. a step in the right direction. look at dallas 73. remember the snow we had in the super bowl week there? long gone and even the snow m t melting quickly around kansas city and chicago yesterday up to
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45. this morning, no cold air in sight. boston at 40 degrees to start your morning so that's warmer nan you were all day yesterday and no cold air out there. but the only catch is that it's going to be very windy through the great lakes, ohio valley and through the northeast. pretty mild out there but a strong, cold front blowing through this afternoon and the winds crank. be prepared for that. mild air ahead of the cold front and won't call it cold but cool air moving back behind it. so as far as any travel weather goes, the only bad weather is now shifted to the west coast. all winter long the west coast had great weather and now the way that the pattern works. our reward on the east is punishment for them. in seattle, portland, medford, san francisco and sacramento, expect wet weather. nothing horrible. just some rain. today's forecast, really nice day. d.c. with a chance of 60 degrees. been a long time since we did
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that. 53 in new york and windy. at least it's very mild out there. the cool air behind the front, not even that cold. 37 in chicago. 36 in minneapolis. and a sneak peek at your tuesday. behind the front, cooler but 38 in new york's not bad. 47 in d.c. we'll take it. look what's happening. denver at 63 and dallas at 71. another shot of warm air and new york city by the time we get to friday with a shot at 60 degrees. >> all right. there we go. what a week. thanks so much. coming up, the week ahead on wall street. another notch in china's economic belt. and boeing gets bigger. your first look at the business headlines is straight ahead. coming up on this valentine's day morning, lebron james passes with a game on the line. tiger woods tries to end the greatest shot of his career. i'm katie and this is george. i'm allergic to cats.
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welcome back to "first
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look." i'm lynn berry. emboldened by the skez of egypt and tunisia, thousands of demonstrators in yemen call for political reforms and the resignation of their president who's ruled for 33 years. meanwhile, algerian opposition groups say they'll follow up protests this past weekend with demonstrations every saturday until the government there is changed. a new york man accused of a 28-hour stabbing spree through the city is claiming he's the victim of a set-up. that's what the crew cranian immigrant yelled yesterday. arizona congressman gabrielle giffords is reportedly relearning how to speak mouthing song lyrics such as "twinkle twinkle little star." she's been receiving bedside briefings of current events and
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"the new york times" briefly spoke by telephone with brother-in-law scott kelly on the international space station. and here's first lady michelle obama's advice for couples out there on this valentine's day. laugh with your partner. she said last week is what she and the president do and been working for 19 years. well now here's the first look at wall street kicking off the day. the dow opens at 12,273 after adding 43 on friday. the s&p inched up 7 points. nasdaq rose 18. taking a look at overseas trading the morning. this tokyo, the nikkei gained 119 points. an end to weeks of unrest in egypt erased investor fears friday and this week we find out if stocks continue to climb. inflation data is high on the agenda with the government expected to confirm food and energy costs are on the rise. retail sales data closely watched along with housing starts and earnings from dell
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and deere. overseas china overtaken japan as the second largest economy after japan reported a contraction in the fourth quarter gdp. ge is looking to acquire john wood group. jp morgan chase wants to put your money where your mouse is. boeing unveiled the biggest passenger jet to date yesterday. the first of the new 747-8s scheduled to roll out next year. ftd offering a fuel refund to groupon saying they jacked up prices for them. the internal revenue service is getting a thumb's up for testing out a refunding strategy that it hopes taxpayers can literally take to the bank.
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nbc's chris klackem has more. >> reporter: to reduce the number of checks printed, the u.s. treasury department making refunds this year by debit card. and consumer advocates like msnbc's bob sullivan love it. >> the system is an idea whose time has come clearly for tax returns. >> reporter: the department is asking a specific group of about 800,000 taxpayers to participate in a debit card experiment this year. >> they tend to be low and moderate income and we're pretty sure that many of them do not have bank accounts. >> reporter: that last point is key, officials estimate 10 million taxpayers don't have bank accounts and often fall prey to predatory payday lenders or others who charge exorbitant fees just for cashing a check. >> pretty soon they won't be able to take money from families that can't cash their irs checks. >> reporter: treasury plans to mail the card and load it
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electronically as soon as the return is approved making it ready immediately for retail and other use. >> go to an atm, use it on the web just like any other card. >> reporter: plus the benefit for other taxpayers is $40 million a year the treasury department can save by not having to print so many checks. nbc news. >> interesting idea. in health news this morning, the use of nitrous oxide or laughing gas for pain in childbirth fell out of favor decades ago and now interesting returning to the delivery room is growing. it's still commonly used in canada, england and other countries and advocates say it should be an option for women especially in rural communities. for more information on this and other health stories check out msnbc.com. well, coming up, tiger wimpers. lebron won't take the shot.
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and junior takes the pole at daytona. a team owner and a former star blast the nhl over friday night's fight fest. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on mbs nbc. ♪ 100 crisps, 100 ways. ♪ everything pops with pringles.
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here's nbc's fred rogan. >> good morning. the heat and celtics, the beasts of the east. potential conference finals in boston. love tap for mike miller. dwyane wade didn't like that. introduced himself to garnet. they scratch and claw to the very end twochlt-point game. boston up by four. heat had a chance for the tie. james gave it up. miller to even the score. wouldn't go down. celtics hold off the heat. passing miami for the best mark in the east. wizards win a road game. wizards won it 115-100. the road record, 1-25. 346 minutes, multiple suspensions but the toll of friday's brawl fest adds up. yesterday penguins' owner said it was a trafdy.
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if the events relating to friday night reflect the state of the league, i need to rethink whether i want to be a part of it. islanders trying to avoid physical play in overtime, the rookie came up big. gave a hat trick and the isles a 7-6 win. nascar, dale earnhardt jr. won the pole for daytona next weekend. and finally, to golf, tiger woods entered the final round of the dubai classic and has not won since november of '09. your winner, little known spaniard shot of the tournament on 11th. nothing like a hole in one. good thing he made it. he won it by a single stroke. that's the first look at sports. i'm fred rogan. now another quick look at the weather here once again is bill karins with the forecast. >> okay for a spring fling on
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valentine's day? >> sounds charming and romantic, yes. >> it does. well, let's chat about how warm it will be and it's a shock to the system for a lot of people. the one exception is still new england. still 33 in hartford and cold up in maine and new hampshire but the warmer air trying to make it your way right now. outside 46 degrees in new york. incredible. one of the warme esest mornings winter long. today, with some sunshine mixed with clouds we are going to get up to about 62 in d.c. new york right around 50 or so. notice with the deep snow pack, cooler in new england. once the front goes through, this afternoon, it gets very windy out there. maybe some snow showers in buffalo as the temperature comes crashing down and then there's a one-day, tomorrow on tuesday, it feels like winter again. highs will only be in the 30s in england, 20s. a windchill out there. tuesday's the ugliest day of the week but that's not too bad as long as it's sunny.
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it will be cold and after that, we really warm it up. just an example is new york city. by wednesday, goes to 49. thursday, 56. possibly 60 by friday. lynn, around the country a lot of great weather to be talking about. >> finally. bill, thank you. a grammy recap and who won the battle at the box office. plus a down to the wire battle of two films at the box office this weekend. your first look at entertainment is straight ahead. ♪
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welcome back. i'm lynn berry. friday night late night with jim any fallon took predictions for last night's awards.
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>> the grammy awards are on sunday night. the grammys. i'm calling it right now. best original lyrics, christina aguilera. it's rumored lindsay lohan and mom opening a jewelry and clothing boutique. yeah, the boutique is on the inside of lindsay lohan's overcoat. a restaurant in london started to serve aged steaks infused with collagen. that's right, serving old pieces of meat infused with collagen or as bravo calls that, "the real housewives of beverley hills." "late night with jimmy fallon." on your local nbc station. and it's time now far first look at entertainment news. in case you missed the top of the show, last night's big grammy winner was lady antebellum, the country
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crossover band won five bands including record and song of the year for "need you now." arcade fire won album of the year and upset of the night is a jazz singer beating out 16-year-old pop phenom justin bieber for best new actress. box office roared back to work thanks to sandler and aniston's "just go with it" taking in $31 million. now seen as having a clear shot at earning back the $80 million it cost to make. in second, the concert film "never say never" finishing $700,000 behind. and in third, "gnome and juliet." biggest february opening ever for an animated film. bill, did you get to the movie this is weekend? >> i didn't. >> no? >> i want to see "cedar rapids." limited release. >> yeah.
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>> ben helms. one of those more low budget comedy. >> i read about that, sort of competing with all of those other three competing and wasn't getting the traction limited release but i was surprised your voice wasn't hoarse from the justin bieber ticket. that does it for us. way too early is coming up next. the fight is on over president obama's proposed budget with republicans as well as some of the very men appointed to the president's fiscal commission saying his cuts don't make a dent. question is, who will be the first to suggest changes to social security and medicare? we'll see. meanwhile, after that extraordinary day of revolution on friday, egypt faces life after mubarak. the question is, will it be the military that fills the vacuum of power? we'll have a live report from cairo. l

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