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world lead rps and investors fearing the worst. the latest poll shows the conservative democracy party with a slight edge. the conservative party favors austerity measures tied to the international bailout, a measure seen as crucial to that country and the eurozone stability. the pro bailout win was good news last night as president obama arrived in mexico joining a summit of 20 world leaders looking for ways to boost the global economy. another pressing issue at the g-20 summit, russia's supporting role in syria's on going crisis. this is the first time since putin returned to power to meet with president obama. calls for a peace initiative took on a sense of urgency. richard engel reports from cairo. >> reporter: the syrian opposition is outrage thad the united nations has decided to suspend its observer mission in syria.
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the u.n. observers claim they were attacked by syrian forces, shot at by syrian troops, attacked by mops inspired by the government and were no longer able to do their observations and report back to the former secretary general of the u.n., kofi annan. they're accused of cowardice and says since the syrian government has only increased its attacks particularly on the city of homs. while the opinion operations are suspended, there is a chance when obama meets with vladimir putin of russia. this is the first time since putin returned to power he'll be meeting with the u.s. president. it is an opportunity to really push this peace initiative forward and end the deadlock. richard engel, nbc news cairo. president obama's decision to stop deporting some children of illegal immigrants has become
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an issue on the campaign trail. republicans denounced the order as political, questioning whether it was a ploy to win hispanic votes this fall. nbc's brian mooar has the story from washington. >> reporter: as mitt romney served up breakfast to voters in ohio, his talking points were jobs and the economy. the conversation has suddenly shifted to immigration. president obama's decision to stop deporting children brought into this country illegally. >> if he really wanted to make a solution that dealt with these kids or illegal immigration in america, this is something he would have taken up in his first 3 1/2 years, not just in last few months. on cbs romney declined four times to say whether he'd repeal the policy if he's elected. >> we'll look at that setting as we reach that. >> reporter: republicans says it is an end run around congress and campaign camouflage for a bad economy. >> this is obviously a way to divert attention from very bad news the president has had for the last three or four weeks.
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i think that's very clear. >> reporter: the president's supporters say it's about priority. >> this was a physician made by the homeland security department to allow them the discretion to focus our enforcement on criminals, people who pose danger to communities. >> reporter: still it's ooh no-win issue for romney who risks alienated conservatives or hispanic vote who are can swing the election. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. rodney king has died. the man whose videotaped beating in 1991 by members of the l.a. police department sparked a nationwide debate on police brutality and race relations drown in a swimming pool yesterday. nbc's francisco has details. >> reporter: rodney king who became the center of a heated national discussion on police brutality and race in the early 1909s has died. >> preliminarily it appears to be accidental. >> reporter: he was found by his fiancee in a swimming pool at his home in rialto, california.
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he was rushld to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. in 1991 video emerged of lapd officers beating king following a high-speed chase. four officers were charged with assault. their acquittal a year later rocked los angeles and led to one of the most destructive riots in u.s. history. the violence lasted three days, killed 55 people and left large parts of los angeles ablaze. >> can we all get along. those five words are part of king's legacy, a plea for peace in the midst of raging violence that tore through los angeles. in the 20 years that followed, rodney king openly struggled with alcohol and occasional run-ins against the law. >> are you comfortable with your role and how people perceive you? >> this is the healing part and i accept the role fully.
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>> reporter: rodney king was 47 years old. francisco, msnbc news. here is your first look at other news. colorado is dealing with two major wildfires. the newest broke out near colorado springs and burned more than 450 acres. officials are looking into reports someone had been firing shots at a propane tank. meanwhile a deadly fire near ft. collins has destroyed at least 181 homes t most in state history. in california, eerily beautiful video of the end of a top secret mission, an unmanned air force plane returned after spending 15 months in orbit on a classified mission. the vehicle landed at venn den berg air force base after conducting undisclosed experiments. another mission is set for later this year. in san diego, surf is up, but not for humans. dogs hit the water to hang ten or something like it in the
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seventh annual surf dog competition. the judges look for confidence from the canines as well as a long wave ride and a strong sense of fashion. for a look at the national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> beat the heat. ever surf? >> i'm tempted to put my doggy bianca on a board. she just went swimming for the first time a couple weeks ago. >> hope you had a wonderful father's day weekend. the temperatures soared. if you're in green bay, a lot of lightning strikes, oshkosh, green bay, sheboygan. i think north of milwaukee will be the worst. anywhere south of milwaukee you should be dry this morning including chicago. also light showers trying to move through pennsylvania. the really struggling to hold
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together. around washington, d.c. you may have sprinkles this morning, at worse is it a quick shower. maybe the umbrella, but you don't need it much. in the mountains of west virginia, a little light rain. the big weather story this week is the heat. very hot from denver to kansas city. that area of the country is going to stay warm. all the heat is going to spread beast. it's been very cool in areas of new england. this has been the weather pattern with high pressure sitting overhead. the winds coming from the cool water. as we go throughout the upcoming week, all the heat is going to spread. it's going to be a flip of the switch from 70s to mid to upper 90s. the bottom line, make sure your ac is working in the northeast. we haven't needed it yet. they bell in short supply come of the middle of the week. trade rises on greece. facebook gets a legal smackdown and the vending machine we all hope comes to a nearby street
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welcome back to "first look." in egypt supporters of the muslim brotherhood went to tahrir square to celebrate after the group declared victory in a presidential election. however, no official result also be released until thursday. lawyers for jerry sandusky are expected to begin their defense of the former penn state assistant football coach today against charges of sex abuse. the judge ruled the defense can present evidence about a psychological disorder to the jury. in alaska a search has been called off for four missing japanese climbers killed in an avalanche on mount mckinley.
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the national park service called it their final resting place. england's duchess of cambridge, the former kate middleton spent yesterday with inner city kids at a campground answering questions. when asked about what it's like to sit on the throne, she answered it's not actually my job yet. here is this morning's look. a sudden change of tune for rick santorum who now says he is not interesting in serving in a mitt romney administration. instead, santorum tells cnn his objective is to provide for his family. the "chicago sun times" mayor reports that former white house chief of staff rahm emanuel is the latest to recommend decriminalizing marijuana, proposing those
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caught with 15 grams or less be given a fine up to $500. the associated press reports that republican congressional budget meister ryan points out in his 1988 class that he was voted bth prom king and, get this, biggest brown noser. a michigan lawmaker, lisa brown, used the word vagina will read from the tony award winning play "the vagina monologues" tonight on the state capitol steps. politico reporting that sarah palin tried to ridicule president obama for his admission that his stepfather once served him dog in indonesia. somehow, she still managed to make herself sound silly. she said i think it's funny the cocktail circuit gives me a hard time for eating el ng and moose.
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anybody here have a moose? long vacations with a lightning rod. cbs's mike knoller has been keeping track. this weekend the president played his 100th round while in office. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. here is your first look at how wall street kicks off the day, the dow opens at 12,677 after jumping 115 points friday. the s&p climbed 13, nasdaq spiked 36. taking a look at overseas trading, in tokyo t nikkei surged 151 points. in hong kong the hang seng rose 193. as we told you earlier, fears that greece would lead a your zone breakup have eased for now on the news of a slim but significant victory which greece's pro bailout party. however, it's unclear how long
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that optimism will last as worries mount over italy's and spain's struggling economies. investors will be awaiting the fed from its two-day meeting after it boosts the struggling recovery. also ahead updated data on housing starts and existing home sales for may along with corporate earnings from barnes & noble, fedex and oracle. after his testimony last week in the senate, this week, jpmorgan chase ceo jamie dimon testifies about his bank's more than $2 billion in trading losses. facebook is paying $10 million to settle a lawsuit who claimed publicizing users likes without paying them or am lauing them to opt out violated california law. microsoft will unveil a tablet computer to rival the ipad. it's calling a major announcement this afternoon.
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welcome back to "first look." i'm veronica de la cruz. here is nbc's mario solis. good morning. it was a busy sunday in sports. let's get right to it. game three of the nba finals in miami, thunder and heat. let's pick it up in the third quarter. off the miss, kevin durant is there to clean things up. okc up by as many as ten in the quarter. however just not enough. lebron james, dwyane wade and company come storming back. james jones from downtown, heat up five. late in the fourth, lebron calls his own number. the layup and the foul. miami wins 91-85. game four is tomorrow. u.s. open. if you don't know who webb simpson is, you will now. birdies four out of five to get in the hunt. jim furyk doing his best, rolls
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in a miracle 30-footer for par, but crumbles down the stretch with bogeys on 16 and 18. webb finishing the day with one over. all he could do was sit and see if his lead would stick. graeme mcdowell needing this putt on 18 to stay alive. it's left. webb simpson wins the u.s. open. to nascar, the big crash wasn't on the crash, but on the infield. watch out for the fence. he was okay. dale earnhardt junior picking up his first win in 143 races, back in the winners circle. baseball, l.a. ties in the ninth and wins it in the tenth. dodgers walk off with a 2-1 win. twins and brewers tied at four in the 11th. great opportunity for the brewers to get something good. ben revere puts an end to that. to the 15th inning, two outs for
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denard span. he sends everyone home. a walk-off single. twinkies win this one 5-4 in 15. that's your first look at sports. i'm mario solis. for another look at the hero here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the forecast. >> a lot of complaints i feel. it wasn't that -- people in new england especially and down along the mid click coast. the temperatures are pretty chilly because the winds are coming off the water. we'll go from that to really, really hot in the flip of a switch. today is one of days, the east winds are keeping temperatures kind of chilly. we will watch the big temperatures in the middle of the country spreading east. today is 98 in chicago, 98 in denver. all the heat is really high in the middle of the country. that spreads east. washington, d.c. will see a big jump in temperatures. this is the weather pattern towards the middle of the week. when high pressure sits to our
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south along the east coast, that pumps the warm-up up the eastern seaboard and will eliminate the cool air off the click ocean. washington, d.c. get ready. today, 77, cloudy, showers, kind of low humidity. the humidity rises near the temperatures. we could be near 100 degrees in washington on thursday. usually it's the first heat waves of the summer that are the hardest on the elderly. that's the big concern, all the way through philadelphia, new york city. new york city will be 59 and 96. new york city hasn't hit 90 so far this season. this will be a shock to the season. >> you said there will be a lot of complaints. i'm not complaining. i'm take sunshine. >> not until the heat index is high. a reality star gets a shocking diagnosis. which english actor do we have to call sir? adam sandler's weakest box office debut.
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two big-name hollywood stars are unable to unseat the cute critters this beengd. "madagascar 3" was number one, this time taking in $35.5 million. "rock of ages" stars tom cruise disappointed, opening below expectations in third with just over $15 million. >> might be the pants. >> maybe that was in. adam sandler with "that's my boy," studio executives who
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argued its r rating wouldn't hurt was unable to attract younger audiences. elsewhere, "people" magazine reporting jack oz born has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. over the weekend kate winslet was named on the cbe. kenneth bren gnaw was name a ninth and will be known as sir kenneth bren gnaw. why are you shaking your head? >> i like traditions. would you call him sir kenneth now at this point? >> maybe. look at his contributions to the arts, and yours to weather. sir bill karins. i'm veronica de la cruz. stay tuned because willie is up next.
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vrnlths. president obama is in mexico for the g-20 summit where greece for the moment is in the bailout agreement with its european neighbors. the question is what do the elections mean for the world economy, especially for our own? we'll have a live report from athens. meanwhile mitt romney responds in a sunday morning interview to the president's announcement of executive order to change the country's policy toward young illegal immigrants. the question is how much has romney softened his position on the issue. lebron james comes up with another big game in the nba finals, but game three was tight in miami. the question is will this year's finals be different for miami than last year's letdown. it's "way too early" for this. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early," the
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show that again missed the cut at the u.s. open. i'm glad you here up with us watching us on msnbc or listening on sire yus xm radio. you can e-mail me, tweet me and let me know what you're doing at this hour. do what webb simpson does and text the word awake followed by your response to 622639. we'll read the next responses later in the show. the next 30 minutes will be your cram session for this monday, june 18th, including results from egypt's presidential election where the muslim brotherhood is claiming victory. should they be? richard engel joins us. plus mitt romney wanders into a washington convenient store. >> i went to a place today called washington. ever been there? we went to washingtons. >> we've all been to washington. the rest of the story later in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in

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