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it's sweet torture. that's what it is. >> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. this morning on "early today," fear factor. police arrest two white men suspected of a deadly shooting spree in black neighborhood. signing off. remembering veteran newsman mike wallace, dead at the age of 93. >> and 100 years later, a cruise ship replaces the plan of the titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with behind bars. authorities in oklahoma have arrested two white american in connection with the shooting
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rampage that left three black men dead and two others injured. one reportedly expressed anger online over his father being shot and killed by a black man. nbc's frances kuo has the details. >> reporter: acting on an anonymous tip police arrested two men. >> we were desperate for leads, and that's why we made some very pointed requests of our community to come forward, and they did. >> reporter: the arrests came two days after the shootings that left neighborhoods. >> north tulsa in fear. police believe the victims were targeted at random. >> it sickens me, it angers me. this is not what tulsa, oklahoma, is about. >> reporter: the two are expected in court later this week, each facing multiple counts of first-degree murder and shooting with intent to kill. >> our investigation also includes social networking
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sites. >> reporter: on a facebook page appearing to belong to jake england referred to the second anniversary of his father in oklahoma. >> it's very prema tear to talk about hate crimes. we have yet to analyze all the information to understand the motivations. >> reporter: as the investigation continued on easter sunday -- >> but, father, we come today because we think of the families. >> reporter: members of the community joined in a prayer service honorer the victims with roses. a tragedy now with some sense of leaf in sunday's arrest. television legend mike wallace is being remembered today. the reporter and interviewer who spent 38 years on "60 minutes" on cbs died at the age of 93 on saturday. his family was at his side in the care center in connecticut where he lived the last few years. wallace reportedly said he
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wanted his epitaph to read "tough but fair." nbc's brian mooar has the story. >> reporter: mike wallace was a tv giant who cut the rich and powerful down to size. >> when we talk about dictatorship -- i'm wagging my finger at the president of china. >> reporter: as the iconic inquiz ter for "60 minutes" on cbs, it was wallace who drilled the chinese pretty and ayatollah khamenei after the iran crisis. >> i heard discraze to iran and used the word "lunatic." >> some of our great leaders would not have been, perhaps, great television personalities. >> reporter: but wallace was in a tv career that spanned six decades. >> the mike wallace interview. >> reporter: he had a knack for
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making people squirm. >> you like this, that 40 million people have to see me do this. >> reporter: not even friends were safe. >> you didn't need that question. >> reporter: but he did. hard questions that crack the public facade of newsmakers. >> reporter: mike wallace, a quintessential person, dead at 93. in politics the republican presidential candidates did not campaign on easter sunday. rick santorum is spending time with his wife and ailing 3-year-old daughter bella who has a rare condition and is back in the hospital. newt gingrich admitted he's behind. he insisted he is still staying in the race. .
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and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in california a tanker truck carrying 9d,000 gallons of gas burst into flames after being hit by a car. it happened between two major interstate freeways shutting down the highways for hours. in gary, indiana, two trains collided sunday and 15 cars derailed as a result. a faulty switch gear is being blamed. one worker broke his leg. those living within a mile of the crash are being asked to stay in their homes while clean-up crews bring heavy equipment in and out of the area. there's no sign that any hazardous materials were on board. finally in new york it's the one day each year people doan e doenld mind getting sakd. this year's international pillow fight was held in 100 cities around the world. organizers say it's about getting outside and being social but one city, los angeles, canceled pillow fights worrying
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that it would destroy a newly installed lawn, and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. come on, canceled a pillow fight? >> reschedule it. i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. we got some facts in from our government national weather service. we got done adding up all the numbers from march. it shouldn't surprise anyone after 15,000 record highs that it's the warmest march ever since 1895. that's how long the recorded history goes. it was the warmest first three months, all the way back through january and february and we got official word -- we thought we knew this too "the big tornado outbreak wu the nation's first billion-dollar disaster of the
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year. right now a little quiet. a pinwheel of a storm. going to make it windy up in areas of new england. this system is going to lift to the new york. dry line's going to come across this afternoon, and we're going to have a very typical spring weather outbreak. we're going to start in rural areas of texas and kansas. maybe a few tornadoes possible in oklahoma, but the winds should be the biggest issue. oklahoma city, dallas, and texas. watch out today for strong storms. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. a pretty nice day in many areas. we will see showers in areas like cleveland, buffalo, syracuse, up through the adirondacks, areas like burlington and vermont, rain showers in nengds. then we'll watch today thunderstorms in tornado alley. it was a beautiful weekend. it looks like this weekend pretty quiet weather. we're going to have some storms. >> 94 in phoenix, arizona, it
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definitely is warming jup crunching the job numbers, tumbling crisis for woods. what lindsay lohan did to raise money and the new accusation that could put her back in hot water. overtime, extra innings, and a shot for the ages at the masters, you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." i'm veronica tell la cruise. despite a ban on missile activity. foreign journalists were invited to see the rocket in sight.
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more than 40 people in syria killed yesterday as the fighting continues and the syrian government raised new demands. the pakistani army say that there may be no survivors after an avalanche killed 30 people. a team of excerpts were sent to help the pakistani search effort. queen elizabeth appointed the duchess. and we have approached the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the titanic. relatives and victims and survivors were among those leaving england yesterday on a cruise to new york to recreate the trip. they will hold special memorial services to mark the moment the ship hit an iceberg and sank. well, the u.s. markets were closed friday for the good friday and passover holidays but
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here as an early look at how wall street finished up the day on trade at thursday. the dow closed 13,060 after losing 13 points, the nasdaq was down a fraction. taking a look at the nikkei in tokyo, it dropped 142 while in hong kong the hang senging dropped 197. today's jobs report could indicate whether last week's pause with a downward trend. about the strenld of the reco r recovery drove asian markets lower as bigger than expected rise in china that's inflation. friday's payroll data showed the u.s. add 120,000 jobs last month, well short of the expect 2d 00,000. but in a potential twist, weak hiring could be good news if investors believe it will trigger another round of quantitative from the fed. after tomorrow google,
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jpmorgan and else where next week. they'll over the past two weeks the price of gas rhodes 4 cents bringing the national average to 3 pnlts $97 for a gallon of regular. elsewhere frozen orange juice has dropped in six motion among weak demand. at at&t, the two sides failed to agree on a new contract yesterday. sony will reportedly slash its global work-force by about 10,000 as earl as the end of this year. and finally gadget-loving chocoholics rejoice. thanks to the first commercial desktop printer you can now churn out your very own chocolate designs for just under 4,000 bucks. huh. the knicks return, the
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tigers claw the red sox in extra innings and the pirates stun the phillies. plus bubba watson is set up for the win at augusta. your early morning sports helines are straight ahead. after a beautiful holiday weekend, you're watching beautiful storms. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, he's never taken a golf lesson in his life. now bubba watson's wardrobe boast as green jacket. here's nbc's mario solis with all your sports headlines. >> good morning to you. the final round of the masters started with history and finished with a shot for the ages. to augusta, south african louis hue tayshaun with one for the history books. the ball hits the fringe and just keeps on rolling toward the hole. the first double eagle. he has a two-shot lead. bubba watson would make up the difference and force a place-off. he's left with an impossible shot out of the windows. keep in mind the green is to the right and behind the tree. bubba breaks out the hook shot
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and nails it. drops it about ten feet from the hole. bubba watson with an easter sunday to remember wins the masters in dramatic fashion. not bad for a guy who's never taken a golf lesson in his life. nba bulls picks it up in the final seconds of the fourth. then in overtime it's anthony again from the same spot. he had 43. knicks's derrick rose returns. they win it in omt t. from overtime to extra innings. detroit take it is back in the bottom of the frame. alex avila with the walk-off home run. tigers win it 13-12. red sox are 0-3. to cinci. scott rolen ends it. in comes the wins run. 6-4. are you starting to see a trend
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here? another game, another walk-off, this time by the pirates. rbi single to deep scepter. let the celebration begin. buccos knock off the phillies, 5-4. that's a look at your sports on "early today." box office winners and losers. your early morning entertainments are straight ahead. normally flash mobs don't have a greater purpose but coming up, we're showing you one that was meant to last a lifetime. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today" on this monday morning. northern new england not going to be pretty with clouds, showers, windy cool weather. all eyes from dallas to oklahoma city east from north oklahoma. chances of strong stothundersto. tomorrow storm threats continue much through the deep south. well, if you're watching us on wfla news channel 8 in tampa florida. cyborgs at the tampa museum of earth. that's your "early today" event. now here's a look at this morning's headline. this weekend at the box office, "the hunger games" rolled to its third straight number one finish. $33.5 million also sent the hunger games over the $30
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million mark in total earnings. coming in second with a so-so $21.5 million and "tita'1 "titanic 3-d" finished in third. it cost $18 million and already worldwide its's made $61 million. finally off probation for two and a half weeks, lohan has been accused of getting in a fight with a woman at a nightclub. she should have listened to the judge who said, quote, stop the nightclubing and focus on your work. but that's not all. she's report lid so broke last week she sold a truckload of designer clothing to a los angeles recycler for $16,000. what was going on with her hair? wu she wearing a wigsome. >> she's got all sorts of looking going on. >> everyone's picking on her.
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>> you can't resell clothing. you can -- >> but if you're lib city lohan you can. this comes to us from wkyz channel 2 news in cleveland, ohio, where a soldier thought she was going to go out for drinks with her boyfriend. shes with treated to a flash mob of dancers and then she started noticing the mob and it was her friends. the boyfriend popped the question and she said yes. no word if their wed willing inclees a flash mob as well. awesome. i'm veronica de la cruz, your sfifrt stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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take a look at the city lights to welcome you to your monday morning. we are in for a slightly warmer day than what we were used to last week. tom will be along shortly. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to noufrt f"news4 today this monday, april 9, 2012. police are investigating a shooting that happened in the 8500 block of victory lane. police responded to calls of a home invasion. they discovered one person was shot and took that person to a nearby hospital. police are not releasing too much information now, but we'll continue to update the story as
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details become available. this morning crews in virginia beach still sifting through the wreckage from friday's navy fighter jet crash. the navy is looking for the flight recorder, hoping it will give clues as to why the plane crashed. the f-18 slammed into an apartment complex minutes after takeoff. the pilots did safely eject. no one was seriously hurt. the crash destroyed five buildings in a most leave senior apartment complex. the navy will begin compensating those affected by the crash today. in just a few hours, the obamas will host thousands of kids at the white house for the annual easter egg roll. this year's special guests will include actors julie anne moore and michelle kwan. d.c.'s ballou high school band will perform, as well. this is the 134th white house easter egg roll. more than 35,000 people are expected to attend today. the event kicks off at 8:00, and we'll be there. look for live coverage at the white house all morning right here on

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