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i like to say there's always a bull market somewhere, and i promise to try to find it for you right here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow. this morning on "early today," turning the page. president obama ushers in a new kind reeflation ship with afghanistan. may day, melee activists breathe light in their movement. dangerous driving. a florida couple arrested for towing a car with their granddaughter inside. captions paid for by nbc-universal television i'm lynn berry. today we begin with unexpected visit. anniversary of osama bin laden's
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death, president obama showed up in afghanistan on a surprise visit yesterday, to mark what he calls the light of a new day. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: president obama spoke at the base where seal team 6 took off to kill osama bin laden on the president's orders. >> the goal i set to defeat act and deny it a chance to rebuild is within our reach. >> reporter: he met with troops and gave them credit along with his drone campaign for killing 20 of bin laden's top 30 commanders. >> we have been able to decimate the ranks of al qaeda, and a year ago we were able to finally bring osama bin laden to justice. >> reporter: the president had flown to afghanistan secretly overnight. to sign a new 10 year treaty with afghan president karzei.
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u.s. forces will focus only on the fight against what is left of al qaeda. critics see it as an election year photo-op, a victory lap on an anniversary that off to have been off limits to politics. >> we have a clear path to fulfill our mission to afghanistan while drivering justice to act. the president sees it as a promise kept, a second war ending on his watch. steve handelsman, nbc news at the white house. tonight, don't miss an hour long special edition of rock center, inside the situation room with president obama and his national security advisors, airs at 9:00, 8:00 central on this station. just hours after the president's visit a deadly reminder of the fragile situation. in kabul, seven people were killed in a series of explosions, gunfire and at least one suicide car bomb. the attacks occurred near a
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private armed compound that houses hundreds of workers. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. secretary of state hillary clinton arrived in china. her schedule talks with officials on economic issues could be affected by the case of a blind activist who has now left u.s. protection. a u.s. official says that the chinese dissident, chen guangcheng left the em ball see in beijing. the official says mr. cheng is at a facility where he will be reunited with his family. chen, who ran afall of local government officials for exposing force aid bore sluns and other abuses, escaped from house arrest last month. elsewhere, five men under arrest in an alleged not blow up a bridge in ohio. federal authorities described the men as anarchists, angry at corporate america. they were unaware an fbi informant was involved in the plan to bomb a bridge linking
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two cleveland suburbs. a prosecutor says the plotters obtained what they thought were explosives. the beginning of may brought may day protests from coast to coast yesterday. police fired tear gas to disburg demonstrators in oakland, california, demanding an end to income inequality battled with police. there were some arrests. they were less violent than the ones last fall when the occupy movement was at the peak. other stories making news, "early today" in america, video of a horrific attack in a massachusetts high school, has led to two arrests. prosecutors have charged the teen attacker with felony assault charges, but also charged the student who recorded the violent ambush. charges against him include wire tap violation, disorderly conduct and aggravated assault. both have pled not guilty. the lights went out in upstate new york when a car
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crashed in a national grid substation. a session of albany lost power after the vehicle collided with one car and careened in the power plant. power was restored shortly afterwards. the driver suffered minor injuries. finally, dropping the kid off at grandma's house wasn't a good idea for one florida child. the 7-year-old's grandparents were arrested after they were spotted towing the child in her toy car at 5 to 10 miles per hour. they both face child endangerment charges while the grandfather is charged with driving under the influence and with a suspended license. oh, boy, is right. for a look at weather here is bill karins, he was the weather channel forecast. someone won't be getting grandparents of the year. >> you trust the baby center and grandpa is drinking and driving, towing the kid.
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good morning, severe thunderstorms took the headlines yesterday in the weather world it's may we expect the tornadoes once again to be widespread. yesterday, 15 tornado reports, most of those were from the same thunderstorm complex that went from central illinois in areas of central indiana, notice all there were eight reports, a lot of them the same complex and same tornado, nonetheless, that stormy convenient actually evolved in a lot of large hail through indiana and ohio, a couple tornados in minnesota and iowa. little minor damage was done we didn't see fatalities or anything like that. this morning left over with a thunderstorm from yesterday, they now exited minneapolis, des moines, the worst of the thunderstorms it looks like has past to the east. look at the radar on the backside of this, redevelopment just outside of omaha, that may come through and give you another punch in des moines in an hour or two. will weaken as it heads toward chicago and milwaukee, there will be rain for the morning commute. a moderate risk, the red color,
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widespread damaging wind and hail, isolated tornadoes near omaha, and in areas of central iowa. a lot of strong thunderstorms once again today in the central plains, even back down here through the ohio valley. that is the look at the national forecast, here is the weather outside your window. even areas like baltimore could see showers and storms, i'll notice the warmer air moved in that is the reason the chance for seeing the stronger storms late this afternoon. when the temperature gets in the 80s won't rain all day, just that chance late day. more strong storms tomorrow, we're in the midst of it. bill thanks so much. coming up the dow bounces back, news corp strikes back. why a losing lottery ticket is worth holding on to. business headlines are straight ahead. jessica simpson takes on the role of a lifetime. coming up the sixers win past the bulls. paul pierce shoolts past the
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good morning welcome back to "early today" i'm lynn berry. here are top headlines. the opposition leader in myanmar, has taken the oak to become an official of parliament. joins a new system after 49 years of military rule. a man who was born in bosnia was convicted yesterday in a terror plot to hit the subways in new york with suicide bombs, faces possible life sentence. two former classmates pleaded guilty in the conspiracy and testified against him. a fugitive on the run for more than two years is under arrest for allegedly running a scam that collected $100 million in donations from people who thought they were helping u.s. navy veterans. little if any of the money was used to benefit veterans.
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in oklahoma, michael seltzer was executed by lethal injection last night, convicted in 1975 for a convenience store murder but legal appeals delayed his execution for almost 37 years. a painting by french artist paul say san was auctioned off in new york. it was lost to be thought for 60 years sold for $19 million to an anonymous buyer. a look at top health headlines on msnbc.com, according to a study for some women starting mammograms at the able of 40 may be worth the risk. women who had a mother or sister with breast cancer or with very high breast density had double the risk of developing cancer. for those women the danger may outweigh the risk of radiation, false-positives and unnecessary treatment from breast cancer screening itself. for more information on this and other health stories check out the health page at msnbc.com.
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"early today" health is brought to you by vagisil, bring yourself back. here is an early look how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 13,279 after adding 65 points yesterday. s&p gained 7 points, nasdaq up 4. overseas treeding nikkei added 29, the hang seng rose 214. optimism drove the dow to the highest level in fours years. april manufacturing ex-spapded at the strongest pays gave stocks early momentum. signs of demand spilled over in financial, transportation and energy stocks and the price of oil. after the bell, chesapeake energy slipped in the wake of weak earnings. they had closed higher on news of a replacement for the controversial cco and co-founder. lackluster reaction to research
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in motion to black berry software weighed down the nasdaq. avon was the biggest drag on the s&p after earnings plunged 82%. pf changs surged 30% after the chain agreed to be taken private for more than a billion dollars. news corp is calling report by a committee of english lawmakers that labelled rupert murdoch "unfit to run his global media empire" unjustified and highly partisan. walmart will pay $4 skbr 8 million to employees unfairly considered exempt from overtime wages. on the heels of a high profile unveiling of the new organ donor feature, facebook selected may 18th for the wall street debut. finally, why should you never throw away lottery tickets? even the losing ones? a judge in arkansas has ruled against a woman who picked a million dollar winner out of the
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trash and cashed it in. he said the jackpot belonged to the original owner who tossed it after a ticket scanner said sorry, not a winner. lesson learned. the lakers sink the nuggets, difls down the flyers and jays rally past the rangers. sixers take advantage of the bulls without injured mvp derrick rose, early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. our wednesday forecast is about severe thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening. the forecast is coming up you're watching "early today."
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good morning if you're waking up this is "early today." in sports, the short-handed boston celtics managed to tie their nba playoff series against the hawks. here is fred roggin with a look at all the sports headlines. good morning. the celts without rondo, the bulls won't have rose for the playoffs, how did they do without their point guards we'll start in atlanta. bucks built a lead, paul pierce took over 13 of 36 came in the final quarter. the news got worse for the hawks. jack smith sprained his knee battling kevin garnett, left the game, he's day-to-day. celts got it done, game three
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friday in boston. to chicago, rose watched from a box, bulls are the best defensive team in the league but sixers may have found a chink in the armor. the alley oop. time and time again they would make the extra pass for an easy bucket, sixers 109-92 win. los angeles, same old story, too much kobe bryant for the nuggets to handle. finish bd 36. the bucket and foul, bynum 27, lakers won game two. best record in the league will get you home court advantage in the playoffs for greg popovich earned him coach of the year honors. devils without ilya kovalchuk, adam larsson scored the equalizer in his first playoff game. devils scored four unanswered and beat the flyers 4-1.
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series even at one. any time you bet the best time in the a.l. it's worth a pat on the back. when you do it with a walk off home run, it makes the show. blue jays won 8-7. that is the sports on "early today" i'm fred roggin. who is the latest star rumored to be hot short list for the x-factor? entertainment straight ahead. years of hard work and dedication pay off for one texas teen, we'll tell you why, you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. what you need to know, severe weather-wise, best chance of nasty thunderstorms that could do damage from omaha to des moines, areas of western portions of iowa and eastern nebraska are most at risk today. we will see thunderstorms possibly even strong from chicago to indianapolis, to even washington, d.c. late today and tomorrow, most of the great lakes will see a good round of severe thunderstorms. stormy pattern northern plains through the great lakes. if you' watching us on news 4 woai in san antonio, texas, delve in the toy box of yesteryear at timeless texas toys at institute of texan cultures, that is the "early today" event of the day. bill, thanks so much.
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an early look at headlines in entertainment. jessica simpson baby watch is over. whoo. the 31-year-old singer gave birth to 9 pound, 13 ounce baby daughter named maxwell drew johnson tuesday according to pure publicist. big baby. maxwell is the first child for simpson and her 32 fiance, eric johnson. >> maybe last after one that big. >> ashton kutcher signed a deal to remain on two and a half men. ri-that is set to play a villain in the fast and the furious. >> louis ck has snagged person of the year which honors the best of the web for comedy special he distributed on his own website for $5. finally, 19-year-old miley cyrus is being considered for a
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judging spot on the x factor, the former hannah montana joins avril lavigne and britney speakers. this comes to us from kxas in dallas, a nearby south grand prairie, one teen's hobby put him on fast track to start him in the world of robotics. years of building robots have paid off for matthew ricks who beat out 3,000 competitors to take top honors at the championship in st. louis. the 17-year-old, who showcased a basketball retrieving robot, now has his sights on another dream, study mechanical engineering at texas a and m. i'm lynn berry this is "early today" the first stop of the day today on your nbc station. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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looks like those april showers are extending special may. 67 warm degree outside now. it looks like rain is on the way. good morning, everyone, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, may 2, 2012. new this morning, police are searching for the three men who stole a car in college park. it happened just before 11:30 at the intersection of princeton avenue and hartwick road. a 35-year-old man was about to get into his lexus when the men approached. they say the suspects beat the man and robbed him before taking the car.
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the car was later found in wheaton, maryland. police are not releasing any of the details at this time. the victim expected to make a full recovery. if you ride metro today, look for heightened security on this anniversary of osama bin laden's death. the transit agency says there isn't a credible or specific threat against the system, but al qaeda has shown interest in significant dates in the past. riders appreciate the extra police presence. >> comforting to see the extra police support. >> safe. makes me feel really safe. you know, not worried about anything. it feels good to have extra protection. >> transit police say they're stepping up patrols at major cross stations on platforms and inside trains. president obama commemorated the anniversary of osama bin laden's death by making a surprise trip to afghanistan. the president spoke from bagram air base where seale team 6 took off from before raiding the spock compound. he signed a ten-year treat with president cars -- treaty with

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