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so do gas and chicken prices. putin says snowden may have overstayed his welcome and home run in the big apple. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for tuesday, july 16th. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. protests in the wake of george zimmerman's acquittal turned violent in los angeles. in the third straight night of rallies, 700 mostly peaceful protesters gathered chanting, praying and singing. but a smaller group of about 150 broke off and began blocking traffic and breaking windows in the chen shaw area. at one point, at least some of the protesters broke a window in a los angeles store. the mayor wrote a tweet saying police are clearing area. the l.a.p.d. disbursed
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people. one person was taken to the hospital. and a juror in that case was speaking out, revealing more about what happened and how the jury reached their verdict. the juror told anderson cooper that when they began their deliberations, only three of them thought george zimmerman should have been acquitted. >> i think his heart was in the right lace. it just went terribly wrong. >> do you think he's guilty of something? >> i think he's guilty of not using good judgment. when he was in the car, and he called 911 web shouldn't have gotten out of that car. >> do you have any doubt that george zimmerman feared for his life? >> i have no doubt george feared for his life and the situation he was in at the time. >> do you feel story for trayvon martin? >> i feel sorry for both of
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them. i feel sorry for trayvon and the situation he was in and i feel sorry for george because of the situation he got himself in. >> zimmerman was charged in the fatal shooting of trayvon martin, but the jury was also allowed to consider man slaughter. reaction to the verdict continues unfolding across the country. jay gray has the details from sanford, florida. >> reporter: a ground swell of frustration in the wake of the not guilty verdict. continues to grow. >> you feel like trayvon was a criminal. >> it can happen to anybody's son. we need to just stand up for junk, black male peps. >> we tell jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> acquitted of man slaughter in state court, george zimmerman cannot be retried on those charges. on "the view" george zimmerman's
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attorney said that should not center around his client. however, the prosecution is still focused on zimmerman. >> what this case boiled down to is a man assuming that trayvon martin was a criminal. >> zimmerman could be charged with federal civil rights organization and some in coming demanded that. >> george zimmerman identified trayvon martin as a potential criminal because he was black. >> bringing up civil rights cases attorney general eric holder -- >> surrounding the tragic unnecessary shooting of trayvon martin, the justice department shares your concern. >> concerns he'll be able to discuss with naacp members in person on tuesday at their meeting in orlando. jay gray, nbc news, sanford, florida. turning now to washington and what's known as the nuclear option, a fight is looming on capitol hill after senators failed to reach a deal on a way
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to break senate gridlock. now, democrats are threatening to change the rules and force up or down rules on presidential nominees. brian moore joins us live now from washington on what's going to be next. good morning. >> good bigdown here on capitol hill. republicans continue their filibuster of president obama's nominees, majority leader harry reid is threatening to change the rules. what he'd do is take the 60-vote threshold to stop the if i am buster and turchb it into a simple up or down vote, 51 votes, that is called the nuclear option. it is something republicans threatened to do eight years ago when the white house and the senate were both controlled by republicans. what are the odds it happens today? >> i think there's a 50/50 chance that we can pull back yet again from -- as we did in december, pass the senate did before in 2005.
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>> while democrats caved back then and gave president bush some of his nominees, and republic democrats are betting republican less do the same thing today. >> thanks so much, brian. it's pandaemonium times two after a giant panda gave birth to twins. lunlun delivered the two cubs late monday morning marking the first time giant panda twins have been born in the united states since 1997. they have set up a 24-hour panda cam. the northeast is in the beginning of the worst summer heat wave thus far. the national weather service has issued heat advisory warnings for much of the northeast and the midwest. for more on the forecast, we're joined by bill karins. >> you say worst, but you don't really mean it. >> i'm saying it with a smile on my face. i know it can be very dangerous. but for me, this is the best time of the year. >> you have the ac cranked, you
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have the pool nearby, i understand. >> no, no, i go outside and soak it up. >> she's the cat that sits in the sun. that's it now. your forecast as far as the heat wave goes. when you get these heat waves, turban heat island effect has all these cities with all these pavement. at night, they just don't cool off. 90 feels like the heat index in washington, d.c. 87 in philadelphia. here is the forecast for today. the heat is going to be to the west. chicago getting up to 90 today. when you're in a heat wave like this, you look for those xwrem impressive stats, bangor, maine, 95 degrees is an impressive one. new york city, the possibility of being mere 97 in central park. one of the other things that's interesting, look at dallas. only 7 4/degrees yesterday. it was one of the coolest july days in dallas yesterday. this upper level low is spinning over the texas area and bringing rain and clouds.
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today it will be in the 80s and for you, that's below average. so while much of the country is baking in the heat, not the case in oklahoma, new mexico and texas. that's a look at the national forecast. now here is a look at the weather outside your window. today some of the other hot spots on the map, raleigh, north carolina, at 94. we're not shattering a lot of records with this heat wave on the eastern seaboard. don't forget our friends in the mountain west, either. salt lake city, 101. so, we're obviously seeing the grips of this heat wave. i'll let you know later how long it's going to last. >> it's hot, but that's typical for this time of year, right? >> sure. you'll get a heat wave like this once or twice every summer. a major sex crime ring busted and your job may be good for you. plus, is today the day for kate's baby? we're live in london, coming up next. >> that's it. >> is that your bet? >> 16th.
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welcome back to "early today." any day now, kate is due to give birth. martin flech isser live outside the hospital. good morning. >> good morning. everyone's attention here is still focused on the private wing mere ott st. mary's hospital in london. the only news so far is no news for prince williams, the duchess of cambridge's husband was playing polo over the weekend. that took the edge off everybody's excitement. the sad a news there is prince william lost both games within saturday and sunday. the only hint of any news about when to expect the royal baby was a comment made yesterday by camilla, the wife of prince charles. she said the royal family hopes to expect to welcome the new baby by the end of the week, she said. now everybody is waiting to see whether she's right or whether the other rumor of the 23rd of
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july would be the birth date. we don't -- we just don't know. a lot of rumor, a lot of speculation, mara. >> we will keep waiting right there with you, martin fletcher in london, thanks so much for that update. immigrations and customs enforcement says it has arrested 255 suspected child predators over a five-week long investigation, targeting online sexual abusers and child pornography. nine teachers and three clergymen were mun those arrested. russia president vladimir putin is blaming the u.s. for trapping edward snowden in moscow's airport. putin said he hopes snowden will leave russia as soon as possible adding that snowden, quote, arrived on our territory without an invitation. former president george w. bush arrived at the white house to present the 5,000 alive of
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award. >> we are certainly a kinder and gentler nation because of you and we can't thank you enough. >> the former president known for wearing colorful socks presented president obama with a pair of his own. hot tar crashed into a trailer carrying liquid asphalt. the tar caused second and third degree burns to the dump truck's driver. turning now to business, stocks continue to rise with both the dow and the s&p trading at all-time highs. gas prices jumped 14 cents in one week. aaa reports the nationwide average for a gallon of regular is now $3.61. pricey poultry. over the past two weeks, chicken prices have pretty much doubled because of drought and the high cost of grain.
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according to a new study of near 500,000 people in france, people who delay their retirement have less risk of developing alzheim alzheimer's degree or other forms of dementia. staying busy helps to keep you sharp. apple is investigating charges in china from a family who claims their 23-year-old daughter was electrocuted while she tried to answer her cell phone while it was charging. and foesh sess out with their annual list of the most valuable sports teams with real madrid topping $3.3 billion, that's a soccer team. manchester united and barcelona ranked second and third. the new york yankees are forth with $2.3 billion and the dallas cowboys rounding out the top five. some unexpected athletes, coming up next.
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now let's get the latest in sports from betty nguyen. >> felt like the baked apple yesterday, but that didn't stop the all-star game. baseballs were flying. prince fielder hit the longest dinger of the night, flying 483 feet. oakland's yoenis cespedes hit 17
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homers in the first round to take a huge lead to make it to the final. and he was competing against harper of the nationals. then it was cespedes' turn once again. >> oh, and he wins whit a bomb. back, back, back, back, back, gone! yoenis cespedes has won the home run derby. >> yes, he has. only in his second major league season, the outfielder from cuba is the first players left out of the all-star game to win the home run derby. the american league starting pitcher for tonight's game will be max scherzer of the detroit tigers. the national leelg starter is matt harvey of the mets. since harvey is in his first full season, jimmy fallon sent harvey out himself to talk
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about, well, matt harvey. >> do you think anything about matt harvey? >> who is matt harvey? >> who is your favorite player? >> oh, dude, harvey, man. >> really? >> i like him. he's a good pitcher. kind of saw him naked on the issue -- >> is this the one you're talking about? >> oh, that's him. that's you. >> that's me. >> that's me. >> an uncomfortable watch there. a big fan favorite, the celebrity softball game, it brought out some entertainment stares and baseball great like former yankee barney williams who smacked a home run. mike tiatta blasted a homer in the bottom of the first inning. then tv star kevin james hit a shot down the third baseline. the kick of queens rounded first and decide to go for the double. he thwarted on and made an impressive head-first dive into the bag beating the throw and he is safe, everybody. good job to him. i didn't know he could play. >> that's great. he's funny and athletic.
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who knew? just ahead, jenny mccarthy is about to get a lot more exposure than ever before, if you can believe that. coming up next.
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welcome back. another hot day. this time, it's spreading to the west. it's interesting, the heat wave is starting in the east and spreading west. chicago, 92 today. minneapolis, getting up to 92. there's hot weather everywhere, unless you're lucky to get some of the rain, and that will be
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the case in the deep south including texas. washington, d.c., you're one of the hottest spots in the country yesterday and that will continue this week, especially when you add in the humidity. this is, mara, what you like. head on down to the train and sit out in the sunshine. >> i don't need to go there. i've got the it here at home. thanks, bill. shock waves continue to reverb rate through hollywood following corey moy monteith's . rumors of a substance abuse relapse are swarming leading many former addicts like matthew perry to express their disappointment. >> it's completely tragic when somebody doesn't get it and is no longer with us. a california judge has revoked chris brown's probation. the ruling was issued during a hearing to reveal details wind a hit and run accident involving the singer. he is free for now, but that could change when he returns to court in august.
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ashton kutcher sheds his shirt for the steve jobs trailer which premiers august 16th. >> here is the crazy one. the rebel. the misfit. because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. actor hue jackman anchored a few japanese locals -- >> ashton kutcher with his shirt off? >> never a bad idea. >> hue jackman took a dip in mt. fuji's hot springs in his birthday suit. he bathed for an hour before he learned that his complimently towel, he left that behind. and they're complaining about that? finally, jenny mccarthy has been picked to be on "if view."
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tensions remain high across the country after the verdict in the george zimmerman trial. the latest night of unrest that police are dealing with. as temperatures soar, tens of thousands of people in prince george's county facing days without water. the mappndatory restrictions in place. good morning, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome.
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let's take a live look outside right now. the beautiful washington monument lit up in the night sky. 79 degrees, though, right now and feels steamy out there. >> every bit of that 79 degrees. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. >> it is a sticky start to this tuesday. good morning. starting off just a few clouds drifting over the metro area now. we've got one little thundershower here in southern delaware. and there's one thundershower way off the coast east of ocean city. elsewhere just a few clouds passing through. the air is steamy. high humidity in place. temperatures are in the mid-70s to upper 70s in a few locations to near 80 right near the bay. reagan national now is at degrees. but it's a bit cooler. shenandoah valley into the mountains, upper 60s there and low 70s. it may dry out a little bit. a little less humid by later but it will be getting hot. a look at your tuesday morning in a couple of minutes. dawnella with a first look at traffic.
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good morning. >> i'm checking on road work. we saw this yesterday morning for folks traveling southbound i-95. making the trip between 234 and quantico. you're going to be reduced to just one right lane. here's what a live view looks like as you're passing dumfries road. the cones are still up. just a bit slow as you make your way through. also tracking a work zone i-95 in maryland, this is northbound at 200th icc. details at 4:31. aaron and eun? we're on top of a developing story that could impact tens of thousands of you in prince george's county. within the next 24 hours or so, you could be without water, and that could last for days. take a look. overnight the county set up an operations center to monitor the outage. if you live in the highlighted area on this map you see right here, mandatory water restrictions are already in place. and wssc says you should stock up now. this all is because of a water
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main located in this wooded area. it's off suitland parkway, and that main is on the verge of breaking. wssc says it needs to be fixed immediately, so they plan to shut off the water tonight. once off, the water will run out within about 14 hours for most people, and it could be between two and five days before that water is back on. the overnight warning that water will soon run out during one of the hottest weeks of the year comes as a shock to many who live and work in that affected area. our own shamari stone told several people about the developments, and he says their jaws literally dropped. the seafood restaurant says they use water for just about everything. and they could lose hundreds if not thousands of dollars. meanwhile, families say they're just worried about it. >> i'm just flabbergasted that they didn't let anybody know. how can we go days without water? we have to shower, use the facilities. what are we supposed to do?
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>> wssc says you should fill up your bathtubs and stock up on bottled water. but some we talked to say they may stay with family or friends or even get a hotel room. stay with us all morning for continuing coverage of these water restrictions and outage. we will bring you updates on air and online. and you can check out an interactive map of the affected area on our website, nbcwashington.com. coming up on 4:30 now on this tuesday morning, if you're just waking up, good morning and you'll have to deal with a whole lot of heat in the days to come. tom kierein with an update on that forecast. >> yeah, this is high summer, the typical time of year we get our hottest weather, and it's right on time. right now it's rather steamy right around the beltway, prince george's county. right now near 80 degrees in the district of columbia. the low 80s, much of montgomery county in the low to mid-70s. little rockwell at 79. arlington, most locations there around 80. most of fairfax county, prince william, loudon, faulkier are generally in the low to mid-. hi

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