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it's friday, april 29th. coming up on "early today," a wild night on the west coast as hundreds of donald trump protesters flooded the streets over 20 arrests, a destroyed police car and a candidate turning up the heat. the latest on the bizarre and frightening bomb scare at a baltimore television station. newly minted millionaires at the nfl draft and one player claims his social media was hacked to reveal disturbing visions.
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get ready for the hoverbike. a whole lot more on a busy friday. "early today" starts right now. good morning. everybody, i'm betty nguyen. thanks for joining us. a wild night at west. hundreds of donald trump protesters took to the streets of costa mesa, california. among them, a police car was destroyed. at least 20 protesters were arrested. and after a prolonged period of intensity and violence things have begun to calm down. those protests came after a letter laced with white powder was addressed to donald trump's campaign offices in new york. that is being investigated. six people exposed to the substance and isolated as a precaution. jeb bush is speaking out for the first time since dropping out of the race. he talked with cnn's jamie gangel about trump's nomination and what it would mean to the republican party. >> my personal belief is donald
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i've been pretty consistent about this. we will lose the senate and we will lose the presidency in a landslide and our country can't afford that. >> all of this after another dozeny of a day in the presidential race and reached a boiling point when former house speaker john boehner went off when speaking to the " "stanford daily." >> well! cruz made sure to hit boehner right back. >> john boehner had some interesting comments last night. he allowed his inner trump to come out. i will say this. if you're one who actually has stood up to washington, i think john boehner has made it crystal clear.
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describe donald trump as his texting and golfing buddy. so if you want someone who is a texting and golfing buddy, if you're happy with john boehner, speaker of the house, and you want a president like john boehner, then donald trump is your man. >> cruz is fund-raising off boehner's comments. at an event yesterday, he underscored how pivotal indiana is to deciding the gop nominee. >> i am so grateful that the entire country is now looking to indiana. we are at the edge of a cliff staring downward and it is the common sense and good judgment of the hoosier state, that is the one thing that stands between us and plunging over the cliff. >> this comes as cruz launched new ad in indiana featuring his vp pick carly fiorina.
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ignoring the recent cruz/kasich back by backing kasich. it says kasich is the best man for the job. also, yesterday, kasich made emotional comments on why he is staying in the race. >> i made the determination that the people of this country deserve something. and i said, what do you think, sweetie? i'm inclined to keep going. she looked at me and said, simple words, because she is not a politician, she said, "the people need a choice and if you don't give them a choice, who will?" >> republican front-runner trump continued to focus his energy on his likely democratic opponent hillary clinton. she also made a conscious pivot to the general election yesterday. her campaign released a stop trump ad detailing the things trump would do as president. while also spending a second day off the trail, continuing to fund-raise off trump's woman card comments. she even supplied her supporters with verified women cards with
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we learned clinton is no longer spending ad money in the upcoming primaries. she put out a campaign schedule all but sees indiana to bernie sanders. sanders is echoing trump's card of a rigged political system. >> the problem we are having now not in my view the republicans are winning the elections, the problem is the democrats are losing elections. and i think the reason for that is the democratic party, up to now, has not been clear about which side they are on! >> in other news. a tense standoff at a television station in baltimore on thursday. employees fled after a man dressed in a costume displayed what appeared to be a bomb. pete williams has details. >> reporter: police say a man wearing a animal costume and surgical mask and sunglasses
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station in baltimore demanding it air information what he says is a government conspiracy. station employees say he was wearing what appeared to be a bomb vest and said he had a bomb. the building was evacuated. >> he kept on saying, you know, i don't want to hurt anyone, i don't want to hurt you, you know, but i just really want my message to be heard. >> reporter: just before walking in, police say he set his car on fire. some pictures live streamed by a station employee on social media. he then walked out of the station where police were waiting when they told him to show his hands, he refused and police say they fired at him when he wouldn't stop. >> when he walked out on the street, he posed a threat to this community, a threat to the officers and they were forced to use their real guns to shoot the suspect. >> reporter: with the man lying on the ground, robot devices were called in to remove the vest. he was then carried into an armored vehicle and taken to a hospital for treatment of his gunshot wounds. >> that was nbc's pete williams reporting. the suspect is in serious condition at a hospital. the authorities say no explosives were found.
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into his vest turned out to be candy bars wrapped in aluminum foil. charges have not been filed yet. the state department is blaming the syrian government for an air strike that destroyed a hospital run by doctors without borders. the syrian observatory for human rights reports that 27 people were killed in the strike on the hospital which specialized treating children. secretary of state john kerry blasted syria leader bashar al assad for what he called a deliberate strike on a known medical facility. kerry urged russia to press the assad regime to stop attacking civilians. officials say the attack may constitute more crimes under international law as a two-month-old cease-fire appears to be breaking down. last year a u.s. air strike hit a different doctors without borders hospital in afghanistan which killed 42. the u.s. says that attack was accidental. 16 service personnel have been disciplined but won't face criminal charges. now to the investigation into prince's death.
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says investigators are looking into whether prince died from a drug overdose. investigators are also looking into whether a doctor was prescribing the pop icon with drugs in the weeks before he was found dead in his paisley park home. while the officials said there is an investigation into whether prince overdosed on his plane that made an emergency landing earlier this month, still no official cause of death at this time. the carver county sheriff's office continues to lead the investigation. several cities along the mississippi gulf coast have declared states of emergency as tore rent downpours. 24 million people are at risk for severe weather today. it seems like every day, millions and millions face severe weather. >> springtime in the plains, right? it's about once every three days we get these storms rolling through and we have one today. this is a classic one because we got the snow falling in colorado.
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during the overnight hours. a little break today and break out more storms this afternoon. numerous thunderstorms blossoming north of the red river in southern oklahoma and white on the on map, snow beginning to become more widespread throughout the state of colorado. let's talk about the severe risk, first. betty said, 24 million people at risk dlg this risk including this area here and texarkana and north of shreveport. earlier today the threat morning is lightning and large hail. then the storms become more surface-based and lower to the ground and bring in the threat of isolated tornadoes and continuing the threat of large hail from waco all the way back up through areas here of northeast texas. especially this afternoon. now the snow side of this, the denver area, snow will be breaking out throughout the day today. 4 to 8 inches is possible with a lot more in other areas, especially at higher elevations. that is just a nasty storm there for april in denver. much of the eastern seaboard
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your rain will come sunday. that is your national weather. now here is a closer look at your day ahead. obviously, very active day. pay attention to the sky and also your local media here, nbc stations, as we go through the afternoon in texas. in colorado, your typical april snowstorm. your snowiest month of the year. weekend forecast takes the storm to the east. >> oh, great. thanks, bill. just in time. okay. ahead find out what made a harvard graduation ceremony. look, mom. no wheels. future? you're watching "early today." uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. think about it there must be higher love down in the heart what do you think? and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, re going to like these numbers.
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experts say is the close quarters. mumps is extreme kajs contagious and no treatment for it. they hope the outbreak will end as kids leave campus. an 11-year-old grabbed a handgun and fired off 12 shots. when the thief took off, the 12th bullet struck its intended target. >> i told him, i was going to kill him and he was going to die if he didn't get out of my house. i shot and it was a full metal jacket bullet. it went straight through the back of him and it was like, wow. he started crying like a little baby. >> a baby that has learned his lesson as he recovers in the hospital. check out this homemade hoverbike at the request of youtube fans, britain's crazy inventor created this machine.
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after nearly 150 years, ringling brothers are retiring the elephants. they were treated to a brunch yesterday. they are getting ready for their final curtain call. it was draft night in the nfl. weeks of speculation about which quarterback the los angeles rams would take with the first pick led to this moment. >> with the first pick in the
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rams select jared goff, quarterback, california. >> interesting to note, goff wasn't even alive the last time the rams played in l.a. the philadelphia eagles followed that pick with another quarterback, carson wentz out of north dakota state. the fourth overall pick, the dallas cowboys took running back ezekiel elliott from ohio state. check out his outfit. he was supporting a drop top and complete with bow tie and white pants. this shot from a video apparently showing tinsel with a bong was posted on social media 13 minutes before the draft began and it was quickly deleted. >> somebody hacked my account. man, i made that mistake several years ago. somehow, somebody got my photo and hacked my twitter account. >> the former ole miss left
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to be the number one overall pick. the miami dolphins selected him. after being picked text messages appeared on his instagram page reportedly of him asking ole miss staffers for money. when he was asked if he took money from a coach, tinsel replied i would have to say yes, before quickly whisked off the stage as you see it there. a driver who shot and killed former new orleans player will smith, hayes allegedly shot and killed smith after a traffic dispute earlier this month. miami marlins second baseman dee gordon has been suspended 80 games. he won a gold glove last season and signed a deal with miami back in january. ahead, big names are hitting the silver screen this weekend. how amy schumer made her father's day.
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this will be a reboot of the popular video game turned feature film starring angelina jolie that aired in 2001. how do you say her name? laura or laura? >> town hall show, donald trump fielded a question about north carolina's bathroom bill and says caitlyn jenner could use any bathroom she felt comfortable to use, even the women's bathroom at trump properties. >> i've never used a women's bathroom before. thank you, donald. i really appreciate it. and, by the way, ted, nobody got molested.
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amy schumer's father fights multiple sclerosis. >> you're the love of my life in real life. >> ah! certainly daughter of the year right there. way to go, amy! so some new movies hitting theaters this weekend. this week, ted cruz made some headlines picking carly fiorina as his running name but jimmy fallen thinks he found sabotage from another candidate. >> already run into a little trouble because apparently the ted cruz campaign forget to buy the website cruz they begged the owner to let them buy it but ed, not happening. i want to build a fire wall and make them pay for it. >> fire wall! >> the naming part of this, like, the branding, you know, and someone has to buy all of
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>> so much goes into it and you got to be quick with it too. >> who would buy it? >> i'm betty nguyen. this is "early today." today." this is lulu, our newest dog. mom didn't want another dog. she said it's too much work. lulu's hair just floats. uhh help me! (doorbell) mom, check this out. wow. swiffer sweeper, and dusters. this is what i'm talking about. look at that. sticks to this better than it sticks to lulu. that's your hair lulu! mom, can we have another dog? (laughing) trap and lock up to 4x more dirt, dust and hair than the store brand stop cleaning. start swiffer
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leading the news on first commercial zika virus test gets fda approval. the diagnostic test was granted emergency use operation yesterday. the cdc recommends testing for those who are pregnant and have symptoms who have had sex with a carrier of the disease or have traveled to zika carrying areas.
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ordered through quest diagnostics. team birth rates plummeted between blacks and latinos. the rate is still about twice as high as white teens according to the report. in "the telegraph." full minute of dead air on take my child to work day. a child was in the office that day and pressed some buttons and caused a whole lot of trouble! thankfully the head of engineering had humor about it saying it was such a feet he would hire the kid if labor laws did not prevent him from doing so. >> hiring a hacker to test your website. here are other stories we are following for you. are auto correct sales soon to be a thing of the past? apple just filed a patent application for an iphone feature that would notify the person you're texting when the message was auto corrected. the person can request a clarification if it was incorrect.
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birth on a jet star asia flight is naming the baby after the airline. saw jet star is the name of the baby. the woman was assisted by three doctors who happened to be on board. both the mother and baby jet star are healthy and safely on the ground. tickets are on sale to ride the longest and largest tunnel slide. 753 feet tall and allowing travelers to ride 6 miles an hour. i don't know about that -- oh, 15 miles per hour. >> looks like you slide on something, so at least you can void burns. >> make sure you wear long pants with that. a one young man ended up with 30 dates to prom. it is sammy's senior year and when a girl found out she was one of 37 senior girls tried to ask sammy to prom, they decided
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a quick programming note here. tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern watch live coverage of the white house correspondents dinner. let's say happy birthday to the following people. jerry seinfeld is 62! keep it here for more news, weather, and sports.
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scene in california. protests turn violent after a donald trump rally. and an unthinkable offer. what police say happened overnight in central park. and hackers supporting isis release the names and yorkers. what the fbi is telling those people. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone. friday morning, it is april 29th, i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. let's check in with chris cimino with our friday forecast. >> friday forecast, that's always the good thing it's friday. the bad thing is it's not too terrific of a day. some clouds to deal with and a little bit of rain. it's chilly, upper 40s from jackson heights. 50 at dyker heights. uniform with the cloud cover overnight. generally everybody between 45


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