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administrative duty as the feds continue their probe. >> those individuals, i'm not going to prejudge them. they deserve due process. but anyone who accepts personal gifts in the year 2016 is not paying attention to today's ethics standards or the ethics training i'm sure they were given along the way. >> reporter: in a press conference today the mayor said he holds himself and his administration to the highest status, stressing he's not only willing to cooperate but help the us attorney's office. >> that's why we're very comfortable saying to u.s. attorney we're happy to help in an ay way we can. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney did not comment specifically into the investigation into possible gifts for favors but delivered a strong message to servants in midtown. >> the dream of honest
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the law and the oath of office matters is the dream of civilize civilized people everywhere. >> reporter: mayor de blasio also had a strong message, saying political donors do not have the right to expect favors. >> if someone makes a donation, that's their choice, but they should expect nothing in return. >>he reporter: the alleged misconduct by nypd officials began before the mayor took office. it's also important to note, at this point in the investigation, no criminal charges have been filed. live tonight in lower manhattan, i'm mark santia. we have an update now on breaking news we brought you in the past hour. a 16-year-old slashed in the chest in midtown. it happened around 3:30 this afternoon near the corner of 31st and fifth avenue. witnesses say the incident started as a disagreement between the teen and some street vendors. it escalated until one of the workers pulled out a knife.
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was a person on the floor with another woman holding the wound to his chest where he got stabbed. she was just hoping that he would be all right. >> police are searching for the vendor who slashed that 16-year-old. the young victim was taken to bellevue hospital and is expected to be okay. a judge postponed sentencing for nypd officer peter liang after questions came up about one of the jurors who convicted him. the juror is accused by the defense of lying and failing to disclose his own father has been convicted of manslaughter. the brooklyn d.a. has recommended no prison time despite the guilty verdict. to decision 2016 now, several of the candidates are campaigning across the state. >> donald trump is planning an event in long island tomorrow.
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we have team coverage of the candidates. greg? >> reporter: sibila, donald trump's planned appearance at a fund-raiser here tomorrow, combined with his rhetoric on immigration has for some reopened old wounds here. today trump owe potatoes vow pponents vowed a loud greeting for the front runner tomorrow. the message from hispanic advocates is clear, donald trump should not appear at a venue on the same street where a man was killed in a 2008 hate crime. 21-year resident maria says she remembers when immigrants were beaten routinely here. she worries that trump's visit will start the violence again. >>e. i'm really afraid, because i don't want this bad things happen.
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so we welcome him to suffolk county. >> reporter: the chairman of suffolk's republican party says he has no plan to move or postpone the trump appearance. the venue, he says, is one the gop used often. the protests, he says, are pure politics. >> because you don't like donald trump or you don't like some of the things he says, doesn't mean that you get to shut him out. >> reporter: caught in the middle of this political back and forth are suffolk police. extra officers will be there thursday and streets around the venue will be closed by mid afternoon. >> we will not tolerate any lawlessness. >> reporter: suffolk's police commissioner is expecting several thousand protesters. >> this is not a reality show. >> reporter: once again thrusting the population into
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>> this is becoming just as difficult difficult. >> reporter: about a thousand people are expected for tomorrow night's fund-raiser. as you heard, police are expecting thousands of protesters outside. today one of those planned protesters couldn't resist but upping the rhetoric by saying that donald trump's appearance appears to be dancing on the grave of marcelo. meantime, the other two republican candidates have left new york in the rear-view mirror. cruz just wrapped up a rally in erie, pennsylvania. and kasich is in maryland where he held a town hall this afternoon. before the event he stopped at an ice cream shop outside of baltimore for a scoop of
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>> reporter: i'm at one of six security entry points here at washington square park. take a look at all of these people who are lined up. they are here to see bernie sanders. take a look at the view from chopper 4 above. we're talking about tens of thousands of people lined up all around washington square park to se e bernie. hundreds of bernie sanders supporters lined up hours before he takes the stage in washington square park. for them, the hillary-bernie choice is easy. >> i've grown up in a system where my family can barely afford healthcare and i'm $45,000 in debt to schools. the vision that bernie has is a lot more aligned with my own views. >> reporter: sanders had a handful of campaign stops today, include ing the picket line. he crashed a rally with hundreds of striking verizon workers.
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just for justice for verizon workers, you're standing up for millions of americans. >> reporter: that was coming off an endorsement from a different union, the transit workers union. meanwhile, hillary clinton stumped before a crowd at the national action network's 21st anniversary conference. she spoke against mass incarceration. >> we have seen the toll that takes on families torn apart by excessive incarceration and children growing up in homes shattered by prison and poverty. >> reporter: hillary also picked up a big endorsement today from the daily news. they said bern was at war with reality. on race, clinton noted her long relationship with the black community today and history of support. >> if we're going to ask african-americans to vote for us, we cannot take you or your
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>> reporter: back here at the bernie rally, the music is scheduled to start at 7:00, the program begins at 8:00 and there are a handful of celebrities lined up to be here including spike lee and rosario dawson. tonight mayor de blasio is addressing the fallout after racially insensitive joke at a charity event. during a skit at saturday night's inner circle event hillary clinton joked about de blasio taking a long time to endorse her. de blasio responded about a joke about being on cpt. the joke caused a firestorm on social media. >> it is a phrase that is used, you know, by some people derisively, by some people humorously. but the bottom line is we were putting it in the context of a skit. the whole notion was to say here's this phrase and then switch to the other direction
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>> de blasio says neither his wife nor former mayor david dinkins took offense to the joke. big allegations against a boys town charity that let three teenagers escape last year. wait until you hear the accusations. an i-team exclusive, former police commissioner's fall from grace captured headlines. now an informant who helped put him away attacked. and janice has a stunning forecast. >> that's right. just like today, but warmer temperatures later on this week. in the meantime we've got another cold night ahead with the possibility of frost and freezing ters. an economy. so does she. we need jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. new penalties to stop companies from moving profits es. ms. pslo. ers. as. ts. urs. es. and jobs overseas. fo.r businesses that create manufacturing jobs, a new tax credit. and let's invest in clean energy jobs,
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. tonight, a new twist in an investigation into super vision at boys town new york. three former staffers have been arrested and a fourth will soon be arrested. they're accused of not supervising the boys in the group home and falsifying the bed check logs. three teen boys seen in this video esz caped from a facility and raped a woman. the embattled head of the civilian complaint review board resigned this afternoon. richard emery was targeted by one of his coworkers. the suit claims she was -- he has faced criticism from police unions because his law firm represents a man who was investigated by the ccrb.
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up and running tomorrow. the middletown school district avoided a school bus driver and mechanic strike. contract negotiations went well last night so the teamsters decided to postpone the strike until after the next bargaining session set for april 25th. new york police may soon be equipped with a new high-tech device to combat distracted briefr drivers. first here's a look at what's on nbc tonight. sibila and i will see you again at 11:00. we're just four days away from our first edition of ask the mayor where news 4 takes your questions straight to mayor de blasio. join melissa russo and me this
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her first term. a real plan to create new jobs and industries of the future. hillary clinton. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. lester holt joins us now with a look at what's ahead on nbc nightly news. we're going to have some
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he made waves saying he believes there is a link between autism and vaccines. >> why has he decided now he wants to speak about it? >> this was part of a discussion on the today show about the tribeca film festival. they pulled that controversial film about vaccines. he talks about that. he's got an 18-year-old son who has autism. this is obviously an issue that's near and dear to his heart. now to an i-team exclusive. bernard kerik made a name for himself as new york's police commissioner. he made more headlines when he was sent to prison. now an fbi informant who helped put kerik away has been at attacked. >> i was knocked out and he kept
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>> reporter: larry ray is the fbi informant who was once bernie kerik's close friend. now ray says this man, kerik's close friend attacked him in an unprovoked incident in a hotel lobby sending ray to the hospital. >> i think it's revenge for the court case for sure. >> reporter: it happened september 17th at the hudson hotel on west 58th street. the attack caught on video. ray was taken to an area hospital for head trauma. months later, after investigating, police today charged frank with felony assault. he is a developer accused of giving more than $165,000 in free apartment renovations to the former commissioner. it was ray who in part blew the whistle. he was charged with perjury but
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ray says this attack was for his agreeing to cooperate, something that could make this attack more serious. >> if there is evidence that they were trying to intimidate this witness or punish him for giving testimony against bernie kerik then i think it rises to the level of obstruction of justice or witness tampering. >> reporter: reached by phone, bernie kerik declined to comment. ray says the man deserves jail me for what he claimed was a premeditated attack. >> reporter: larry ray himself has his own criminal past. but he says if you don't believe him, there are witnesses and hotel video that explain what happened. spokesmen for the fbi and the us attorney not commenting about the alleged attack on one of their past cooperate ray tor
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cooperators. if you have something you think the i-team should look into, give us a call at 1-866-news-244. a new weapon could soon be added to the police departments. it helps figure out if the driver behind a wheel in a crash was texts before it happened. they're proposing legislation that would allow officers to examine cell phones at the zeen scene of an accident. >> seems like it's needed nowadays. >> so dangerous, texting. let's talk about better things. janice, we've hit the sweet spolt. shot. >> >> temperatures are going to warm up over the next self-days
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better. it's fantastic with a temperature of 56 right now in midtown. it doesn't get better than this, except it will get better than this as the temperatures continue to warm up gradually. temperatures were in the 20s in monticello, sussex, all the way down to bridgewater where it was 28 and 22 in west hampton. looks like it's going to be another chilly night where we may see frost and freezing temperatures north and west of the city. central park with a high of 57. it will be warmer tomorrow. each day gets a little bit nicer in terms of the temperatures. tonight it's chilly and it will be cold in the overnight. again tomorrow night too possibly. much warmer into the weekend. 52 in monticello, 57 in
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poughkeepsie, and 50 in long branch. look to the west and st. louis is in the 60s. north dakota is 75 degrees right now. all the cold air is banked up into northern canada thanks to the jet stream. a blocking pattern is taking over the east and the midwest and the plains. down to the south you can see mainly clear skies. except there's a little patch of weather moving through the great lakes and we'll get some of the clouds from that later on tonight but nothing more. sunset is at 7:34. clear skies most of the night. we have the freeze warning in effect for the northern counties. frost advisory for northern new jersey. it is going to be another cold one with a few patchy clouds here and there. in the 30s in the suburbs maybe a few 20s too. tomorrow, another beautiful day.
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and it just keeps going up from there. saturday, 64. and then we break the 70s on sunday. hope you're making your outdoor plans already. maybe a lot of you are. and you should be with weather like this. monday is the warmest day at 76. glorious. terri y collins said the mets were desperate for a win. the question is, did that translate on the field today? coming up in sports, cespedes and the amazins pull out out stops as they try to snap their losing streak at citi field. for the third year in a row,
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fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row. only fios has the fastest internet on the most awarded network. now get super-fast 100 meg internet tv and phone for just $69.99 per month, online. cable can't offer internet speeds this fast at a price this good, only fios can. so bruce, it seems the
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>> yes, you can. the fans are feeling better. mets fans everywhere were on high alert this afternoon at citi field. the amazins tried to avoid a sweep against the marlins. filling in for degrom was logan. in his debut at first base, wilmer made a few nifty plays including this diving stop in the sixth. the amazins -- florez and cab cabrera score to make it 2-0 mets. the fans were stunned and cespedes was shaken up but he did stay in the ball game. that's jeter-esque. familia was called on for a five
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blowing away gordon to secure a 2-1 victory. the mets snapped their four-game skid and afterwards their manager was fired up. >> the perception is that there's no energy here, which is completely not true. you know, that we're not prepared, that we're not -- you know, we're over confident or we're not taking things seriously. i heard that last night and it made me sick to my stomach. we may not be hitting, that's part of the game. but we care and we're trying and we're going to get this going. we've still got outstanding pitching. >> no energy? that man's got plenty of energy. the yankees look for back to back wins in toronto tonight. former bomber nick swisher officially signed a minor league deal with the ball club. in pittsburgh tonight the rangers and penguins drop the puck on the stanley cup
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it's the third consecutive year these two teams have met in the postseason. last year last year afs it was hagelin. he's a penguin now. both teams are adamant that the past means knock. >> i think for us, to focus on what we can do. we know they're a good team. they're showed it year in and year out. >> you've got to start fresh. pittsburgh doesn't care what we've done in the last few years in the playoffs. it's a fresh start for everybody. >> now you're going to end up seeing them. if you want to get where you want to go, you're going to have to beat the best teams. should be a lot of fun again. what a night in the nba, in los angeles it's the final came of kobe bryant's brilliant career. 400 miles to the north the
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against memphis. 73 wins, the nicks and nets combined for 53. >> you had to go there. >> perspective. thank you, bruce. coming up next on nbc nightly news, actor robert de niro opening up about his son's autism and defending anti-vaccine films that struck the whole controversy. >> we'll see you at 11:00. breaking news tonight. a dangerously close encounter as russian fighter jets launch a simulated attack at a u.s. navy warship. high drama on high seas. the u.s. alarmed. trump at war with the republican party. what the front-runner is calling a disgrace as the head of the party says give us all a break. heated standoff as tens of thousands of verizon workers walk off the job. the impact for millions of customers. robert de niro vaccines and autism. the hollywood superstar and father of an autistic child says there is a link


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