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♪ i just need somebody to love >> that's all for now. i'm ann curry. and for all of us here at nbc news, thanks for joining us. this morning on "early today," transition to democracy. egypt's military rulers make sweeping political change as the country heads towards re-election 37. budget showdown. president obama proposes a plan to slash the definite is the by more than a trillion dollars. but republicans say it's pot enough. and grammy gold. who were thebig winners on the recording industry's biggest who were thebig winners on the recording industry's biggest night? captions paid for by nbc-universal television that lowe and good morning. today we begin with a new path in egypt. following weeks of protests that brought down the regime of now
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former president hosni mubarak, egyptians are looking to the future with a cautious optimism. egypt's army is now firmly in control and has made sweeping changes that have been so far welcomed by pro democracy protestors. military leaders have imposed martial law, dissolved the parliament and suspended the constitution. the army says 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 return to cairo. military police moved into reopen tahrir square to traffic. and it began to air down tents in the square despite resistance from some protesters who want to stay. well, back here at home, lawmakers are shifting their focus to an anticipated showdown over president obama's 2012 budget. the president deliver has budget to congress late today, but based on the republican criticism, a bitter battle is expected. ra tracie potts joins us with more. >> reporter: it's a $3 trillion
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budget that the white house says it will be 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 our 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 spending. the big question is how big will they cut into the big four. medicaid, medicare, social security, and defense. republicans are holooking for en more cuts saying we should get rid of fannie mae and presenteddy mac. congress will get its first look at the budget came. >> tracie potts for us in washington. thank you. well, it is the music industry's biggest night. with artists such as barbra streisand and justin bieber taking the stage for the grammy
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awards. and with more, here is nbc's mark barger. >> reporter: country crossover big time at the grammy awards sunday night. five wines for lady antebellum including song and record of the year for need you now. >> this has completely changed our lives and we love you all so much. thank you. >> reporter: a back stage celebration also played out for the canadian rock band arcade fire who beat out the likes of eminem, lady gaga and katy perry for album of the year for the suburbs. another surprise winner shared that feeling. esperanza spalding, the first jazz performer to earn best new artist. the singer and basist won out over justin bieber and drake. >> i take to heart essentially and i'll make a whole lot of great music for all of you.
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>> reporter: a night that started with ten nominations for eminem, including record, song and album of the year, with just two wins both in rap categories. atle lady gaga literally came out of her shell to grab three awards including best pop vocal album. >> thank you. >> reporter: hers was one of several acceptance speeches and lyrics bleeped during the broadcast. for a so but a song with an expletive in its title skirted trouble. >> reporter: chanced the title to forget you and fwlout help from puppets and gwenn its paltrow was a version that was mostly sensor friendly. mark barger, nbc news. something for everyone there. well, now here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in colorado, an suv crashed through the front entrance of a cell phone store injuring eight people.
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officials say the 75-year-old driver suffered some kind of medical problem before losing control pe he jumped a median, drove into on coming traffic before running in to the store. five people include position the driver were transported to the hospital. inle california, the navy celebrated 100 years of flying by putting on the kind of show that hasn't been seen in decades. more than 200 aircraft took flight over san diego marking 100 years in naval aviation. it was the largest air formation since world war ii. and finally in washington, d.c., hundreds showed big hearts in frigid conditions by wearing next to nothing for a good cause. the group of runners stripped down to their boxes and briefs to take part in the cupid undy run. it raised money for a children's charity. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here is a pullfully clothed bil
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karins. >> for now. who knows by the end of the show. >> we'll keep your fingers crossed that you have your clothes on. >> i have spring fever. a lot of people do. it was really warm this weekend. yesterday's high temperatures, and this really tells the story, everywhere in the yellow was at least in the 60s. at least the southern half of the country was 60 degrees or warmer. so will ththis is the february that we didn't get in january. temperatures still a little cool in the great lakes, but the rest of the country had some warm air. we melted a lot of snow. and the only areas plea freezing are northern new england and the rockies. everybody else is above freezing. so we've really taken a chunk out of the snow pack especially oklahoma, missouri, and tennessee. as far as today, not a lot of bad weather out there. a cold front is bringing cool air into the midwest. cool, not cold. so not going to be a big shock
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to the system. very mild ahead of that cold front with 50s as far north as new york and that cool down only back into the mid-30s for chicago, minneapolis. i think you'll take it after the winter you've had. that's a look at your monday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. beautiful day atlanta, georgia. 63 degrees. nashville at 54. milwaukee, a little cooler, 36. but look at dallas, texas. amazing how nasty two weeks ago it was. today 7 on. . and let the good times roll with this nice weather. >> this is more like it. thanks so much. coming up, the week ahead on wall street. another notch in china's economic belt. and boeing gets bigger. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus a down to the wire battle between two films at the box office this weekend. coming up on this valentine's day, lebron james passes with a game on the line. tiger woods tries to end the longest drought of his career
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and mario lemieux takes a slap shot. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry and here are some of your top headlines this morning. emboldened by the success in egypt and tunisia, thousands of and itity government demonstrators if yemen continue to call for the resignation of their president who has ruled for 33 years. meanwhile algerian opposition groups say they will follow up mass 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 setup. that's what the ukranian immigrant yelled as he was being led from a police station yesterday before being arraigned on charges for stabbing three people to death and killing a pedestrian with a car.
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arizona congresswoman gabrielle give ordinaries is reportedly relearning how to speak by mouthing song lyrics such as twinkle twinkle little star and happy birthday to you. she's been receiving bedside briefings on current events and according to the new york i'ms she briefly spoke by telephone with brother-in-law scott kelly on the international space station. and listen up, everyone. here is michelle obama's advice for couples on this valentine's kay. laugh with your partner. she said last week that's what she and the president have been doing and it's been working for 19 years. so there's a track record for you. now here's a look at your top health headline. the use of laughing gas for pain during childbirth fell out of favor decades again, but now interest in returning it is growing. it's still ghonly used in canada, england and other countries. and advocates here say it be an option for women particularly in small or rural hospitals that lack round the clock
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anesthesiologists needed to administer epidurals. as more information on this and other health story, which you check out the health page at and now here's an early look at how wail street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12273 after adding 43 on bring. the s&p inched up 7. the nasdaq road 18. taking a look at overseas trading, the nikkei gained 119 points while the hong kong climbed 292. an end to weeks of unrest in egypt eatsed investors fierce friday. this week we'll find out if stocks continue to climb. inflation data is high oin investors' agenda will with the government expected to confirm food and energy costs are on the rise. retail sales today at that time will also be closely watched along with housing starts ansd earnings from dow and deere.
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overseas china has officially overtaken japan as the world's second largest economy after japan reportedly a contraction in its fourth quarter gdp. general electric is looking to boost its energy arm by acquiring the john wood grope's well support business for around $2.8 billion. jpmorgan chase wants to put your money with your mouth is with plans to start an internet and new media investment pund. boeing unveiled its biggest passenger jet to date yesterday. the first of the new 747 are scheduled tole roll out early next year. and f it td is offering a fuel regund for groupon customers who complained that the flower company jacked up prices on purchases made with discounts from the online coupon site. well, tiger whimpers. lebron won't take the shot. and junior takes the pole at daytona. plus a team owner and former star blasts the nhl over friday night's fight fest. your early morning sports he had
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headlines are straight ahead. after a beautiful weekend, the nice weather continues east of the rockies. the west coast rainy for you. your monday broadcast is comifo up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, after the huge
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contract lebron james signed with miami, it's only logical the heat would expect him to come through for them in a clutch. but yesterday, he passed. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the heat and celtics are the beasts of the east, but in the end only one can be left standing. t kevin garnett love tap from mike miller. introduced himself to garnett. these teams would scratch and claw to the very end. it's a two-point game in the closing minutes. garnett the got the turn around and boston went up by four. closing seconds, he had the chance for the tie, lebron james gave it up. miller to even the score wouldn't go down. celts held off the heat passing miami for the best mark in the east. off to cleveland where the wizards finally win a road game. nick young had 31, wizardss road record now 1-25. now hockey. 346 penalty minutes, multiple
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suspensions, but the toll continues to add up. yesterday mario lemieux said what happened friday night wasn't mocky, it was a travesty. if it reflects the state of the league, i immediate to rethink whether i want to be a part of it. meanwhile islanders trying to avoid physical play in buffalo. game winning break away gave them the 7-6 win. dale earnhardt jr. won the pole for day toe made 500. it was be an emotional weekend since next weekend is the ten year anniversary much dale earnhardt's death. and tiger finished seven back and has not won a tournament since november of '09. your winner, a little known spaniard. nothing like a hole in one. good thing he made it. he won by a single stroke.
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that's your early look at sports on on "early today." your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus a reminder about how the gymnastic review teens can be along with a very happy ending. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back on this monday.
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spring fever continues especially in the southern half of the country. even washington, d.c. and richmond should be up there around 60 degrees today. no travel trouble today or tomorrow. tomorrow looks just as nice. still cooler up there will in new england, but sunshine, can't complain about that. 63 in denver tomorrow. we're just getting rid of the snow in a hurry after it dumped on us for six weeks. we're melting it quick. if you're watching us on wzit nbc 30 hartford, connecticut, make a little something for the ones you love. celebrate valentine's day by making cards at sealed with a kiss at the albany branch library. and that's your "early today" event of the day. >> very sweet. thanks. and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. last night's big grammy winner was lady antebellum. they won five awards, including record and song of the year for need you now. arcade fire won the biggest award, album of the year, for the suburbs. and the night's big upset, jazz
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basest and singer esperanza spalding beat out justin bieber for best new artist. elsewhere, the box office roared back to life this weekend thanks to three new films. adam sandler and jennifer aniston's just go with it squeezed out a victory with $31 million. it's seen at a clear shot of earning back the $08 million it cost to make. in second, never say never finishing just $700,000 behind. and in third, gno "gnomeo" and juliet. did you see the grammys last might? >> i had to go for bed at a certain point, but i saw the arrival of the egg. >> yes, the buzz. >> lady xwag. >> just when you think she can't up her game any further, she shows up in an egg. >> yeah, so that was upping it in your opinion? >> take itting to the next level of bizarreness, yes. absolutely. i thought the meat dress really would have been capping this
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off, but, no, the egg. that took -- >> incubating. >> yes. that was the most disturbing part about it. well, this comes to us from wtvj nbc miami in florida where a gymnast has bounced back from a devastating injury taking some big steps that no one expected possible. jorge's dreams take nearly came to a tragic end when this bad landing left his paralyzed, but fast acting doctors streeted his spinal cord injury with a new cooling procedure and just days later, look at that, jorge worked out of the hospital for an encore. he plans to follow up his incredible recovery with a comeback on the mat. i'm lynn bury and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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4:28 is our time. 47 degrees. yes, he said 47 degrees. almost balmy out there this morning with a big fat half moon in the sky. good morning. i'm joe chris. >> welcome to news 4 for this monday, february 14th, 2011. happy valentine's day. at least one person was shot ov overnight in a shooting with police last night at around 11:00. tracy is live on the scene with what she's learned so far. good morning to you. >> reporter: we still have very
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little information. let me show you what it's looking like. you can see investigators are working. they're collecting evidence here on the scene. and we do have some reports from "the washington post" around 11:00 p.m. police reported here to try and deal with a burglary and at some point shots may have been exchanged between police officers and suspects. we understand at least one person was wounded. that person was transported to the hospital. but we don't know if that person was or was not a police officer at this point. we have made contact with the d.c. police department. we're still waiting to have someone point to us exactly what's happened here. but we can tell from evidence markers that a number of shots were fired. and they are continuing their investigation here on the scene. i'm tracee wilkins, live in northeast, back to you all in the studio. chile is being rattled this morning by its sixth earthquake in 24 hours. the 6.6 magnitude quake struck just after midnight 45 miles off the coast. so farre


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