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and more debunktion, i can tell, in your future. that does it for us tonight. . showdown at dartmouth. republican presidential candidates prepare to face off in the granite state. millionaires march. wall street protesters plan to get up close and personal with some of wall street's wealthiest. and picking up steam, the world's oldest known automobile fetches a record amount at auction. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. we begin this morning with
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under pressure. republican presidential candidates are in new hampshire gearing up for tonight's economic-themed debate. the latest polls show former massachusetts governor mitt romney out in front. nbc's tracy potts joins us from washington with more on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. each of these candidates has an agenda going into this debate tonight. mitt romney needs to maintain. herman cain needs to show why he's moving up. rick perry needs to prove he can survive. front runner mitt romney has a 37% lead in new hampshire, where tonight's debate is supposed to focus on the economy. >> government will spend whatever you give them and then some. my view is, hey, guys, let's not talk about taking more of the money of the american people. >> reporter: but questions about romney's mormon faith are likely
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to surface tonight along with criticism of the health plan he created as governor of massachusetts. >> time and again, they've pointed to massachusetts as its model. >> reporter: romney's called rick perry light on immigration. that could come up tonight. perry's raising lots of money but sinking in the polls after a poor debate performance. >> this debate this week will be very important for rick perry to prove himself once again that he's in the top tier candidate status. >> reporter: herman cain will look to show why he's surging ahead. cain says he's ready for got-you questions and can't wait that talk about his 9% sales tax. >> it's really simple. when people understand it, they will support it, and they will demand it. >> reporter:. michele bachmann, john huntsman, rick santorum, and others will be looking to still prove they can win the nomination or even just stay in the race. on the other side today, president obama travels to
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pittsburgh to tour a union training facility and to push his jobs plan there. lynn. >> all right, tracy. thanks so much. with protesters in new york showing no signs of letting up in their demonstrations against wall street and what they call corporate greed, they now plan to get a little personal. according to cranes new york business, protesters are planning a millionaires march. they'll head uptown, visiting the homes of some of new york's wealthiest. meanwhile, new york city mayor michael bloomberg has softened his stance on the demonstrators saying they can express themselv themselves as long as they stay within the law. a new poll shows 51% of americans have heard about the movement. 27% agree with its overall message. 19% disagree. last night on "the last word," lawrence asked former
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louisiana governor and republican presidential candidate buddy roamer what he would say to fellow gop members who are denouncing the protesters. >> i would ask them to remember the times in our nation's history where young people stood and protested the status quo. i'm 68. i can remember the vietnam protest. i can remember the civil rights protest in the deep south. the young people made a difference. they weren't always right. they didn't always have a mature agenda, but they debated openly what the grown-ups wouldn't talk about. i'm hoping they'll talk about the fact that wall street money, special interest money owns washington, d.c. when you look at me, you think of a broom. i don't take pack money. i don't take super pack money. i don't take anything over $100, and i report every penny given.
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that's what they're talking about, young people. they don't have jobs. they don't have hopes. these republican candidates would shut them up, would call them anti-american. it's not right. this is america. we have the obligation to debate who we are. >> well, lean forward with "the last word" 8 p.m. only on msnbc. here's a look at the other news going on. one california homeowner has a pricey repair job ahead of them. look at that. a massive tree fell on to their house causing $200,000 worth of damage. the tree also took out power lines. one person inside the home at the time was not hurt. what caused the tree to fall is still unknown. that's a big one. a sting operation to catch car thieves netted horrible results for arlington police in texas. a pickup truck used to bait
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thieves wound up parked in a living room after a suspected thief drove it into a home. no one was injured, and police are still looking for the suspect. employees inside a pennsylvania cell phone store ran for their lives when a deer paid an afternoon visit. the young buck scared and confused spent over an hour inside the shop causing some damage to a bathroom and knocking over a monitor before just heading out the front door. and finally, in upstate new york, folk hs a smashing good time at the annual pumpkin drop. the gigantic gourd fell 50 feet, scattering prize tokens. spectators rushed in hoping to find the top prize, which was a $750 gas card. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karens. that's just a technicality. >> well, $750 you think they'd be going quicker. >> maybe they didn't know that
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was in there. gather some pumpkin seeds. do that this weekend? beautiful weather. >> we officially have pumpkins. well, good morning, everyone. as far as the temperatures go, hasn't felt a lot like fall. if you've been doing anything outdoors, the mosquitos are still out. temperatures have been in the 70s and 80s all the way up into canada as we've gone throughout much of the month of october. yesterday was 85 in boston. it was one of the warmer spots on the eastern seaboard. it was only 68 in atlanta. that's because they were cloudy and rainy. gorgeous weather yesterday. even chicago to minneapolis, still unusually warm. everything will cool off slightly throughout today. we won't see anymore 80s. not as much sunshine out there. there's also a back door cold front that's swung down. that's going to cool off you in boston dramatically today. probably 20 degrees cooler. don't expect what you saw yesterday today in any area. as far as the radar, when he a
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lot of rain around atlanta, southern georgia, and north florida. now that's heading northward ever so slowly. you can see the rain along the coast. if you're in myrtle beach today, down to charleston and savannah, you're going to be ducking off rain. from raleigh to charlotte to atlanta, showers for you but not as concentrated. if you're toward the coast, it will definitely be a little bit worse. here's your forecast for your tuesday. as you head out today, you're dry from d.c. northwards. tomorrow is the day we'll see the rain. further to the south, once again showers and storms there. we're mostly dry in the midwest. the front is near st. louis. you have a slight chance of a shower or two. chicago, not bad. dallas looks okay along with san antonio. as i mentioned, liynn, unfortunately that rain in the deep south comes up the coast. >> thanks. also coming up, more promises from europe boost stocks. a banner day for the iphone. and netflix eats some crow. your first look at business
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. here are some of the top stories making news this morning. egypt's coptic church is accusing the government of turning a peaceful protest into clashes that killed 26 people. this was the worst sectarian violence since egypt's uprising six months ago. a new united nations report says suspected taliban fighters have been subjected to beatings, electric shock, and other forms of torture in some afghan-run detention centers. this is based on interviews with
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300 suspects. the afghan government challenged the allegations but also pledged to investigate them. seven people who spent almost a day at sea after their boat capsized off florida's coast have now been rescued. the survivors, including a 4-year-old, suffered non-life threatening injuries. one woman is mising and presumed dead. and an american pressure hunting company says it's found the sunken wreckage of a second english ship full of silver. the vessel, which could contain up to $19 million in silver, was torpedoed by the germans in world war i. it's in the north atlantic about 100 miles from a world war ii ship. well, now here's your first look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,433 after surging 330 points yesterday.
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the s&p climbed 39 points. the nasdaq went up 86. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in noek ytokyo, the nikkei gain. what a difference a few days can make. after last week's close encounter with bear territory, markets made an impressive comeback. that rally continued in asia this morning where gains were driven by fresh optimism out of europe and news china bought out mainland banking shares to prop up its market. stocks surged after european leaders promised to come up with a solution to its debt crisis by the end of the month. that fueled the dow's biggest one-day gain in two months. alcoa jumped 4% ahead of its quarterly report. reports yahoo's founder may take the company private said it's shares are up 2%.
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preorders for apple's iphone 4s topped one million on its first day out of the gate. meanwhile, sprint tumbled 3%. netflix finished 5% lower after initially rising on news it scrapped its disastrous plan to split dvd rentals and streaming. a spokesman for the new york stock exchange denied reports its website was disrupted twice yesterday. the hacking group anonymous had threatened an attack. elsewhere on the web, facebook has finally released that long awaited app for ipad users. and finally, the world's oldest automobile appears to be a solid investment. the steam-powered car built in 1884 fetched a record-setting $4.6 million at auction. it was last sold for about $3.5 million back in 2007. well, in health news this
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morning, we have some more detail tail on a study we told you about yesterday that concludes women who take supplements appear to have slightly higher death rates. as nbc's erica edwards reports, it could cause many women to rethink about what they're taking. >> reporter: you really can have too much of a good thing according to a new study. researchers followed a group of nearly 40,000 white women in their 60s for about 20 years taking multi-vitamins and folic acid. it may be explained in part by ongoing health problems. some people take iron pills after major surgery. >> or they may have iron deficiency anemia associated with chronic diseases. >> reporter: vitamins were once taken to prevent diseases marked by deficiencies. as we boosted the nutrient con innocent our food supply, true vitamin deficiencies are pretty
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rare. a supplemental pill should be viewed as a backup. >> it takes second place to the foods and grains that are natural sources of these. >> reporter: the council for responsible nutrition oversees the dietary supplement industry. the council maintains supplements can be part of a healthy lifestyle and responded in a statement saying, the study may make for interesting scientific water cooler discussion but certainly does not warrant sweeping overstated concerns for elderly women. the new study also found calcium was associated with a decreased risk for early death. this may be because they may help reduce the risk for broken bones. ericaed edwards, nbc news. >> for more information on this and other health stories, you can check out the health page at coming up, the rangers slam the tigers. the cardinals knocked the brewers, and a cycling hazard you've definitely never seen before. plus, five games into the season and the detroit lions, yes, you
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heard me right, the detroit lions are undefeated. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.
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an airline has planes and people. and the planes can seem the same. so, it comes down to the people.
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because: bad weather, the price of oil those are every airline's reality. and solutions will not come from 500 tons of metal and a paintjob. they'll come from people. delta people. who made us the biggest airline in the world. and then decided that wasn't enough. she's supporting breast cancer programs for her neighbour's tennis instructor's daughter's 1st grade teacher who's also her mom. help fund breast cancer programs in your community. redeem your lids today welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. in sports last night, the texas rangers relied on a one-man wrecking crew against the detroit tigers. here's nbc's fred rogan. >> good morning. history made in the alcs, and it took 11 innings to happen. rangers down a run with nelson
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cruz simply crushing one. no doubt about that. solo shot tied the game at three. it stayed that way until the 11th. it's cruz again. this time a walkoff grand slam. first time in postseason history. rangers lead the series. now to milwaukee where albert pujols put on a show. belted a home run to left for the opening act. the plot thickened in the third. pujols drove one to deep center. nyjer morgan couldn't come up with the grab. how about the finale? another double, another run. albert, four hits, five rbi. cards even the series. as many have expected, the nba cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season. owners and players met yesterday and came up empty. the two sides will remain in contact, but no formal meetings have been scheduled. monday night football, the lions hosting a monday night game in more than a decade. they gave fans a reason to
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cheer. calvin johnson had six. jahvid best broke the game open in the third. he was going 88 yards for the tuchdown. somebody pinch me. the lions are 5-0 for the first time since 1956. finally, we've all seen great hits on football fields, but nothing compared to this one in south africa. this cyclist was on a lee surely bike ride through the savannah when, look out. antelope crossing. here it is again. remarkably, he was okay. just a bit dazed. he may have been in the bike lane, but in africa, the antelope that is the right-of-way. that's a look at sports. >> lesson learned. now for another look at your forecast, here's bill karins. >> that video is unbelievable. >> yeah, that's the video you'll see about 100 times today. >> that's almost like the kids making the basketball shots from the top of their roofs.
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>> you don't believe that one either? >> so unbelievable you have to believe it. >> exactly. >> who could stage that? an antelope and a bike. well, good morning, everyone. today the clouds are increasing. we're returning to where we should be. more like fall. the clouds will be high and thin today. you'll see filtered sunshine through the clouds. definitely cooler if new england. 57 in hartford. 61 in boston. your 80s are overwith. you don't need the umbrella today. we're dry. anywhere south of d.c., you have a chance of wet weather. but pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, up through new york and all of new england, it's a dry day. you can see what happens tomorrow. all that wet weather heads northward. we could see heavier rain in some cases as temperatures cool off dramatically. there's a little -- lynn, you were saying i was being a little gloomy today talking about the rain coming. here's the good news. saturday, the sunshine returns for the mid atlantic for a nice
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weekend. >> there you go. you redeem yourself. you always do. thank you so much. coming up, one of the world's hottest celebrities unrecognizable in halloween makeup. plus, brad pitt learns the hard way that on his new film, it's tougher to make movies than just act in them. your first look at entertainment is straight ahead. you're watching "first look." of snowmen masseuse who cuddle up with your soreness and give out polar bear hugs. technology. [ male announcer ] new bengay cold therapy. the same technology used by physical therapists. go to for a $3 coupon.
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. it's time now for some entertainment news. hungary must have been thrilled brad pitt is shooting his new movie there. monday, a s.w.a.t. team raided a
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warehouse being used for his new movie. please seized 85 fully functional military-style assault rifles, which were supposed to be non-functional. "us weekly" reports the film is already over budget, over schedule. else where, the 1949 triumph trophy ridden by the fonz in "happy days" is expected to go for more than $90,000 when auctioned off. that's despite the bike never working for years and the fact that actor henry winkler never actually road it. he was just pushed for scenes by crew members. fin fin finally, can you guess which celebrity this is? >> is that you? >> thank you. it's tough. can you guess?
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it it's katy perry. she tweeted this picture. >> i'm sure we had a viewer who knew that. >> you're new to this. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned. "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. the republican presidential candidates seem to have a debate every 15 minutes, so they're up again tonight in new hampshire with rick perry trying to make up the ground relost after his last performance under the bright lights. the question is, will perry's slide continue or will he miraculously become jfk on that stage. meanwhile, the occupy wall street protests spread. now mass arrests in boston early this morning. the question is, why did police there round up the protesters and throw some of them in jail? and the nba officially cancels the first two weeks of the season as the players and owners remain far apart on how to divide the league's pie. the question is, will the entire season be lost now? it's way too


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