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because i'm on your side. it is thursday, april 14th. coming up on "early today," it's a game of military chicken between the super powers but why are the russians getting a little too close for comfort. and the donald stirs the pot and a secret meeting with fox's megyn kelly. and steph curry nailed over 400 three pointers as his warriors win 73. plus, who earned what? we'll show you. "early today" starts right now. good morning everyone and thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. we begin with a risky encounter. russian fighter jets flying dangerously close to a u.s.
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destroyer in the international waters of the baltic sea. peter alexander has more. >> below the bridge wing. >> reporter: a pair of russian fighter jets rushing the uss donald cook. and once within 30 feet of the navy destroyer. so low, the plane caused a wake in the water. these photos revealing how close they came. the fly byes, more than 30 in all. they say the cook was in international waters 70 miles off the russian coast. and condemning russia's behavior. watch them swooping over the deck, simulating a maneuver that would be used
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department of defense officials taking note. >> i hear the rushz russians aro their old tricks again. >> for the russian military, including russian military aircraft has come close enough to other air and sea traffic to raise serious safety concerns. >> reporter: the u.s. european command warned the russian jets as could raise tensions and cause serious injure or death. just last october, two jets intercepted a pair of russian jets and a jet rushing a uss destroyer in the black sea. it's happened before but not like this. now to politics and new york city where bernie sanders held a massive rally for 10s of thousands last night. >> jane and i left new york city when we were ki
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thank you. [ applause ] and when i look at an unbelievable crowd like this, i believe we're going to win here in new york next thursday. >> the campaign estimates 27,000 showed up. and the busy vermont senator also appeared on the nightly show where the native new yorker stood by his new york values. >> it's me, bernie brooklyn-born sanders and guess what, ted cruz, i have new york values. [ applause ] and when you say having new york values is a bad thing, you insult my city, my state, my culture, and my heritage. and the truth is new york values are american values. there is no difference. [ appl ]
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>> earlier in the day, sanders and democratic rival, hillary clinton both took the picket line showing solidarity with verizon's union workers who had just walked off the job to strike. they have their last debate tonight before new york's primary. and chris matthews will have full post-bait analysis on msnbc. and it appears donald trump and fox host, megyn kelly have buried the hatchet. they met at trump tower presumably as part of her desire to have trump on her fox network special airing in may. and politico is reporting that his campaign manager won't be prosecuted relating to reporter michelle fields. an official announcement is
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pected later this afternoon. this comes as hundreds protest a trump rally in pennsylvania. the protests were reportedly mostly peaceful and senator ted cruz says he's not ruling out marco rubio as a possible running mate. >> look, anyone would naturally look at marco as a terrific person for vp and we're in the process of considering a number of different options. he would be someone you would be a fool not to look at seriously. >> senator cruz and governor john kasich will appear in back to back town halls on msnbc at 7:00 p.m. eastern. did you see it? the end of an era in the nba? where even the president was as excited as everyone else, tweeting big night of basketball warriors chasing 73 and a fair well for an all-timer, kobe
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first to l.a. after a 20-year career, scoring the third most points in league history, kobe bryant scored 60 points on 50 shots and sticking it to the utah jazz in a 101-96 victory that even some of the world 's biggest stars were speechless. kobe is just the fifth player in nba history to play 20 seasons and the first to do it with just one team. he has five championship rings, 18 all-star selections and 33,643 career points. he said this after the game. >> this has been absolutely beautiful, guys. i can't believe it's come to an end. you will always be in my heart and i sincerely, sincerely appreciate it. no words can describe how i feel about you guys and thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. god, i love you guys. i love you guys. >> wow. what a
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bank for the memories, kobe. well, just across the street, the other hottest ticket in the nation, the feeling was electric in oakland where the warriors were chasing history. and steph curry led golden state all season in their quest to beat a 20-year record many thought was unbreakable. and curry also became the first player to nail over 400 three pointers in a single year. getting 10 on the night and finishing the season with 402 to be exact. they defeated the grizzlies to rewrite the record books with 73 wins and just nine losses and excited president obama tweeted congrats to the warriors, a great group of guys on and off the court. if somebody had to break the bulls' record, i'm glad it's them. the so-called affluenza tine has been sentenced to two years in
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jail time for each of the four people he killed in a drunk driving crash. >> you will remain in the county jail at this time. you're not getting out of jail today. >> you may recall couch received 10 years probation in juvenile court after they argued his life of privilege left him with no life of responsibility. he fled to mexico and was found and returned to texas in january. new details in the shooting death of former nfl star, will smith. we're getting information on the preliminary autopsy report and for the first time, his wife's report. >> reporter: through her attorney, raquel smith still recovering in the hospital gave her first account of the shooting death of her husband, former nfl star, will smith. >> that night as
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was protecting her. >> reporter: they say the car stopped suddenly. >> they slammed on their brakes on magazine street. >> reporter: so they drove off. >> suddenly this hummer drove up at great speed behind them and rammed the back of their car. >> reporter: police say an argument between the two men es escalated and hayes opened fire. >> he actually stood over will smith's dead body. >> reporter: did mr. smith ever threaten to go get his gun inside the car? >> i'm not aware of any threats by mr. smith to go get a gun. >> reporter: but police confirmed they found a fully loaded gun in smith's car, raising more questions, including why it took investigators more than two days to find it. the coroner said smith was shot eight times. seven in the back and
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and we're hearing from the attorney of hayes's passenger who called it justifiable homicide. a public viewing for smith now scheduled for friday as the investigation into his final moments intensifies. nbc news, new orleans. now something much lighter. a california man arrived home from mexico with an unusual surprise, pulling into his driveway, he heard meowing coming from his car. he found a cat stuck inside his front fender. the local fire department arrived to free the furry stow away. it's not clear how he was able to get the bumper. they took the whiskerred tag along to the local humane society. >> that's a name. tag along. >> is
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tagging along? >> we have a little bit of light rain, little rock and atlanta. just showers. the only real heavy stuff is southern louisiana. you could get more down pours in new orleans just like yesterday. not as bad today but not that picturesque blue sky. all the way through north florida. atlanta northwards, dry throughout the day. and the warmth all the way to the canadian border. spring fever taking over. as we go into friday, the warmth does arrive. we're going to start to turn our attention to the middle of the country. looks like two or three days of severe weather. and just east of there, of course into colorado, including garden city kansas and only about a million people at risk of severe storms. now a closer lk
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so far today, again, it's not going to rain all day long. definitely not a beach day in northern gulf coast or florida for that matter. and a beautiful spring afternoon. enjoy. that's the theme. if you're in the eastern half of the country, the warmth is heading your way. >> bring it. one of the world's biggest musicians just canceled a concert in response to north carolina's bathroom bill. and airlines speak out against unbearably long lines. you're watching "early today" 347 it was serious. fortunately, my doctor had a game plan. treatment with xarelto®. hey guys! hey, finally, somebody i can look up to... ...besides arnie. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there's limited information
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. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. we're just hours away from early vote increase heing in maryland. we're breaking down the races and the rules you need to know. and workers are pushing more pay, where workers are asking for $15 an hour. and we could see more frost this morning. but is there a warm-up on the way? >> we'll check in with chuck bell in a minute. first erika gonzalez with breaking news. >> we do have breaking news from the hardwood this morning. the associated press says randy whitt map will not be back as the head coach of the wizards. thp.
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was familiar with the decision confirmed the news, but as of yesterday, the move had not been announced to the team yet. washington finished tenth in the eastern conference. at the live desk, i'm erika gonzalez. let's check our forecast. we are talking about more cool weather to start your day. >> y >> another morning with frost advisories for howard county, montgomery, fairfax, loudoun, stafford, as well. freeze warnings north of there. the darker shading, those are freeze warnings. will goes until 9:00 this morning. mostly because of a clear sky and a light wind, the sheltered valleys are coldest, looking at a maximum of maybe two or three hours below freezing, but a big warm-up coming. we're 44 downtown, but 36 now in leesburg and 32 in frederick. by later this afternoon, cool sunshine once again with temperatures getting in to the upper 50s and low 60s.
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we'll break out some of your activity forecast coming up in just a few minutes. that includes an afternoon nats game. right now we have a little bit of construction still hanging around this morning. inner loop after can gw parkway, the two left lanes getting by that work seep and then the inner loop after little river turnpike, the right lane getting by that zone. again, both should be out of the way here in a little bit. shouldn't hang around for too long. 66 and 95, everything rolling along just fine northbound and southbound there on 95. east and west there on 66, live picture 270 at shady grove road, just fine there. and then here top of the beltway, also looking nice and green. 4:28. to decision 2016 now. it will be a busy day in politics. in the presidential race, democrats will faceoff for a debate ahead of tuesday's primary in new york. >> locally early voting begins in maryland in the eighth district, three people are rubbing for chris van hn'
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money for your vote. in the at some race, representative van hollen and representative donna edwards are locked in a close battle for barbara mikulski's senate seat. here's what you need to know. early voting start takes and runs through thursday april 21. the hours are 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. we have a list of early voting sites on our nbc washington app. anyone registered to vote can vote early. the senate race we mentioned between van hollen and edwards is tight. a new nbc 4 maris maryland poll that came out this week gives chris van hollen a six point edge over donna edwards. he is leading with 44% of likely democratic voters. edwards hats 38% of voters. >> van hollen currently holds a seat in the eighth district. three candidates are leading the pack and spending big bucks to get your vote. jamie raskin says he's the candidate with th
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record of legislative experience. kathleen matthews is campaigning as a well-known former news anchor and business executive who will work for the working class families. david trone is spending more than $9 million on his campaign. his ads stress his independence. there are session other democrats in the race. >> in the fourth district, ten candidates are running for donna edwards' congressional seat. the three frontrunners are former attorney general anthony brown, glenn ivey and state delegate jocelyn pain i can't medica pain in a medical nick. coming up, we'll take a look at the race for the president and how democrats are preparing for tonight's crew sham debate. happening today, we're expecting to hear from the patient of an alzheimer's patient who died after he went missing. he was at a park with other residents

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