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♪ it's thursday, february 25th. coming up on sh"early today," death, destruction and delays. fresh off his nevada victory, the donald has set his sights on super tuesday. and a rare ninterview with the woman who could become first lady. incredible images of exploding e-cigarettes inside people's pants. and aaron andrews breaks down during her dad's testimony and her $75 million lawsuit. astronaut scott kelly return to earth. "early today" starts right now. good mo
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brown. breaking overnight, four dead after 19 tornados reportedly touched down along the east coast yesterday. two people including a 2-year-old boy were found dead in waverly. they enacted a 7:00 p.m. curfew as first responders continue searching door to door for missing residents. the county associated with robert e. lee's surrender back to a post apocalyptic battle ground and turning entire neighborhoods to rubble. this has already claimed the lives of four others in the south. the massive ef 3 tornado that hit pensacola, florida with winds topping out at 155 miles per hour, the strongest of the year. and one
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neighborhood resemblees a war zone. thousands of people up through new jersey are without power and thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed due to the storm. delta even brought pizza for frustrated hungry passengers after their flight was rerouted to syracuse. as new york city saw rain and heavy wind strong enough to blow over this tractor trailer on the george washington bridge. and a vehicle burst into flames. and meteorologist bill karins will join us in just a few minutes for the latest forecast. and donald trump continues to break into the evangelical base. on the indorsement front, trump got his first congressional backing from new york's collins who previously backed jeb bush.
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recently made news by vaping at a hearing said he would also support trump. >> but former gop nominee mitt romney warned that a quote blockbuster was on the way when trump released his tax returns. an issue that rankaled the governor in the 2010 bid. >> i think in donald trump's case it's likely to be a bomb shell. >> trump responded to romney's predik prediction. >> why not just get them out there? >> i'll make a determination at the right time. i'm in no rush to do it. >> he also talked about picking up votes. >> i could win texas. i don't know that i will but i could win. that's the only state that i'm a little bit down. and i
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say if you look at all the rest, it's 53. >> and later he tweeted when ted cruz quits i'll get his supporters, no problem. and milania trump spoke about disagreeing with the donald. >> well, do i agree all the time with him? no. i don't. and i tell him that. i tell him my opinions. i tell him what i think. sometimes he listens, sometime he don't. >> a fascinating look at a very private potential first lady. and some of the latest polling out of ted cruz's home state has the senator an even neck in neck with trump. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is adding the flint water crisis to her platform, releasing a new ad. be sure to tune
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today at 5:00 p.m. eastern and at 8:00 eastern, chris matthews talked to bernie sanders as part of the hardball college tour. don't miss it. and now dangerous side effects from those e-cigarette devices. >> reporter: a customer was simply stopping for snacks at a kentucky gas station when the security camera captured this startling moment. josh hamilton suffered second degree burns. he said the spare battery for his e-cigarette device exploded. it's the latest injury tied to electronic vapor products from oklahoma to california. doctors at harbor view medical center in seattle have seen five different patients in the past five months. >> it become as high powered rocket that can cause significant forcend
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>> reporter: the problem center around lithium ion batteries that can over heat, especially if the wrong charger is used. the vaping assoc yagds says when charged and used under proper conditions, vapor products pose no more of a fire risk than cell phones and laptops. and employees tell customers don't carry the batteries in your pockets. >> sometimes it might touch the loose change or a key . i recommend carrying a battery case like this. >> reporter: advice to make sure people can vape without the fireworks. nbc news los angeles. a video purportedly made by isis supporters makes direct threats against facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and twitter ceo dorsey, in resp
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recent efforts to remove posts that promote terrorism. it's the first public threat made against zuckerberg. the video, which has not been verified, was allegedly posted oen a social media site popular among isis supporters. it shows both ceos riddled with bullet holes holes. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with the latest on that severe weather going on. incredible. >> and obviously a deadly storm, the tornados and then just the amount of wind that this storm was producing is really incredible. now it is exiting ohio, head nothing -- heading into canada. we've had a lot of wind damage reports, massachusetts. and a wind gust of 82 miles per hour. that is incredible. that's one of the strongest wind gusts ever
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of february and it's so rare that it has severe thunderstorms in february. it's been 19 years since there have been severe threats at night in massachusetts. and we only have on hour left and boston to cape, right down the coast towards port smith and we still have the snow side of the storm too. the snow is going to continue. especially in central and northern michigan. and additional snowfall will be in the higher elevations in the mountains of the appalachians. now a closer look at the day ahead. behind the storm system, temperatures are cold enough for the snow. temperatures only high today in the low 30s. nice day in areas of the rockies. that's w
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ahead. i think lot of people in the east coast will be talking about the winds at work today or school. >> and lots of accidents because of it too. major upsets in college sports. plus the battle over the supreme court heats up. details ahead, you're watching "early today." watching "early today." at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. at hillshire farm, there's a reason our slow roasted turkey taste so fresh seconds after carving, we not only seal every slice, we double seal it. the results are something to savor. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right.
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nominee. >> and president obama said the nominee he's looking for would be imminently qualified, and impeccable credentials. astronaut scott kelly due to return back to earth on tuesday. he's made a huge following after posting stunning photos of the earth from space on social media. kelly shared what he'll miss the most. >> the ability to press our limits with regards to exploration and discovery. i think it's been a privilege of being a part of that and it's something that i'm going to miss. >> by the time kelly returns, he will have travelled more than 143 million miles in space. and check out this high-speed chase that took place in southern california yesterday afternoon after cops try toied pull over this ford truck.
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dep i deputies hit the truck and arrested the suspect. and you have to look at this cute photo of a polar bear playing a game of peekaboo at the detroit zoo. well, it was a dramatic day in the civil lawsuit brought by sports reporter, aaron andrews. she looked on in tears as her dad talked about her trauma after someone secretly filmed her at a hotel. nbc's morgan radferred has the details. >> reporter: an emotional day for aaron andrews, wiping away tears as her father describes her as a shell of the person she previously was. >> she's terrified, she's depressed. she's not the girl that we used to know. >> reporter: steve andrews, testifying on behalf of his
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suit against the man convicted of stocking and accused of secretly filming her naked in her hotel room. >> she kept screaming i'm naked, i'm naked. >> reporter: michael barrett removed and altered the peep hole and then used a cell phone to record her naked. andrews' attorney called a hospitality expert to the stand. >> that's the cardinal sin is to give somebody's room number away or let them know they're staying there. >> he deceived, cunieved, stocked. >> reporter: mr. andrews believes someone needs to pay for what happened to his daughter. >> first time in mai life, as her father where i didn't know if she was safe or not. i feared for her fe
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taking this one 90-83. and next to unranked wisconsin taking on iowa. and the badgers turned it on late and held on to hand eighth rank saed iowa their fourth los. next we have legendary walton feeling rocky mountain high and a last second desperation three pointer for arizona at the buzzer. but no good and the buffalo fans stormed the court as colorado upset 75-72. in the nba, golden state behind, steph curry nails the go ahead three-pointer with 38 seconds to play. warriors held on for their 14th win in 15 games. and finally, progressesing nicely. that's tiger woods who's still recovering from back surgery posted
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let the cleanup begin. just hours after severe storms downed trees and power lines, crews are already out working to get things back to normal this morning. but don't say good-bye to the winds just yet. it's one of their last chances to plead the case for their practiced city. the platform the final five gop candidates hope will help lock in votes. and remember this on your way into work this morning, who says d.c. has the best transit system in the nation. 4:26 your time on this thursday morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. let's check our weather first with chuck bell. so we still have wind
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>> the wind is going nowhere until probably friday night. it will be a long very much of blustery and windy weather and not done with the rain chances just yet. all the severe weather threat is gone. we're just left with leftover rain showers this morning. montgomery, howard, frederick up towards hagerstown and northern loudoun county. so not everyone is getting wet first thick thing this morning, but take your umbrella with you. and it's in the upper four40s t near 50 right now. so today hold on to your hats. winds gusting 40 to 50 mile-per-hour today as the cold air spills in. all eyes starting to turn toward the weekend. looks like a weekend full of sunshine. now first 4 traffic with another purpose wearing purple. aaron is the odd man out today. >> i didn't even notice. good, we'll have to take a picture later on this morning. s
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trailer there, if in the local lanes, only the right lane right now getting by. outer loop the a old georgetown road, report of police activity there. not seeing anything on camera, but of course it doesn't mean it's not there. south bw parkway between 198 and 197, pothole reported. and no major problems, but georgetown pike at springvale downed wires in two spots. and speaking of downed wires, what a storm we had last night and this morning plenty of power outages you because of it. we just checked with the power companies and the largest outages are as follows. pepco reporting more than 1,000. mostly in the prince george's county area. dominion virginia, more than 1,000 outages. the bulk of those in fairfax. and about 100 in spotsylvania
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county. and potomac edison reporting about 1500 outages in berkeley county. we'll follow any changes and let you know as the outages get fixed. back to you. cleanup begins after last night's severe storms. if you were outside, you know just how powerful the rain was. the heavy rain quickly caused a lot of flooding in most parts of our area. crews are working to restore power in some places where strong winds brought down some trees right on to those power line. so we'll start with the flooding here. we always say never drive through high water. some people don't listen. in laeralexandria, firefightered to use a cherry picker to rescue a woman on cherokee avenue. the woman's car got stuck as she tried to drive through the standing water there. >> and the same thing happened to a man on eastern avenue in northeast washington. he was picking up his father from
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he'd be annuble to get through water. well, he was wrong. the man says his engine just shut off and the bottom of the car filled with water. everyone was okay. >> and imagine this happening to your home. this is silver spring. water seeped into a basement and the pressure caused the cinder block wall there to collapse. the homeowner was actually in the pavement at the time and got pinned under the cinder blocks. paramedics rushed him to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. firefighters say the home is no longer structurally sound. at least eight tornadoes hit virginia during the storm. take a look at this funnel cloud from one that hit southwest of richmond. the tornado cut a ten mile path of destruction. police are searching for one missing man whose home was destroyed in the storm. in a small town of waverly, two men and a 2-year-old boy were killed when wids

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