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it's wednesday, april 20th. huge wins for trump and clinton in the new york primary. cruz gets shut out while kasich and sanders face what might be their final week. >> desperate rescues in houston as floodwaters persist and seven lives are lost. criminal charges are to be nouned today for as many as three team involved in the flipt wat flint water crisis. and a break in a church shooting. and much more. erlted starts right now. good morning. thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. new york longs for donald trump and hillary clinton. trump dominated the
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primary winning 61% of the vote and john kasich in second and no surprise voters sent new york values ted cruz a clear message. clinton also won handily. she even outperformed recent poles. clinton defeated sanders 58% to 42%. at her victory celebration, she claimed her home state and pivoting to the general election. >> today, you proved, once again, there is no place like home. to all of the people who supported senator sanders, i believe there is much more that unites us than divides us. tonight, a little less than a year later, the race for the democratic nomination is in the home stretch and victory is in sight! >> clinton picked up 1 is 36 delegates in new
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to standa six delegates remain unallocated. sanders picked up a super delegate today in illinois. a disappointed sanders headed back home to vermont to recharge but says he isn't going anywhere. >> over the last 11 and a half months, this campaign has become a very, very long way. so we lost tonight. there are five primaries next week. and we think we are going to do well and we have a path toward this victory, which we are going to fight to maintain. >> sanders campaign manager jeff weaver outlined their path forward with msnbc steve co kornacki. >> a big win here get you delegates and oregon is a good
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states and these states would seem to be prime territory for the senator. the senator is doing well latino voters across the country and new mexico in play and indiana state he'll do well in and possible to run all of these states. new jersey has a lot of delegates. a lot of delegates on the board if you look. >> you know as well as i do if june 7th comes and hillary clinton has won the delegates and popular votes calls for her campaign and a call for influential delegates in this country for you and sanders campaign to make a move to unite around her. instead you'll try to flip super delegates to bernie sanders before the convention? >> at this point, yes, absolutely. >> on the republican side, trump said it's vital he wins big in new york and he did. >> i have to say to the people that know me the best, the people of new york where they give us this kind of a vote and it's just incredible. i really want to thank my team. my team has been amazing and,
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of unity that is evolving but people don't understand that. we don't have much of a race any more, based on what i'm seeing on television. senator cruz is just about mathematically laemted. eliminated. we are really, really wokship rocking. we expect we are going to have an amazing number of weeks. we are going to go into the convention, i think, as the winner. >> trump picked up 88 delegates in new york as he extends his lead on the field and marches closer to the 1,237 needed for the nomination. kasich picked up three in new york while cruz was shut out. next tuesday's contest, four states are up for grabs. let's bring in ellis, best selling author. >> good morning, betty! >> big
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for trump and clinton? >> the code word of the minute is unity. the minute they talk about unity, i want my opponents to drop out of the race. we heard that word from both donald trump and hillary clinton. everything now is about those two commanding front-runners trying to convince the others to get out of the race. >> cruz and sanders don't appear at this moment to be ready to drop out and unify, if you will. can trump avoid a contested convention? looking at the numbers, can he do that? >> it's more possible this morning than it was last night. >> at the beginning, you said it was not possible. >> you know? it's still a tough path. he still has to do well in california and the other upcoming states but you got to say the momentum out of new york has increased the chances of that. >> staying on the topic of numbers here. if current polling
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26th, can he win on a second ballot at a contested convention? >> boy. anything is possible on that. if it remains the case in july that so many of the republican political leaders in our country are leery of a trump nomination, you know, they certainly have the power, under the rules to do it. whether they are willing to take a political hit against the trump supporters that is a much tougher equation for him. >> bernie sanders is pledging forward and saying he can take the delegate lead on june 7th. how does that work? >> it's getting harder on the bernie sanders side. the math is technically possible but hillary is so far ahead of delegates and so far ahead of popular votes and, frankly, the party seems like to unify her than the republicans around donald trump so i got to tell you, bernie has to be doing some soul searching in burlington this morning. >> do you think he might shift his tactics?
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negative campaign but he is under the ropes here so could he result to mud slinging in the final push? >> there has been that already. bernie has a lot of fight in him. >> he does. thanks, ellis. appreciate it. good to see you as well. to the latest on the historic flooding in texas. this morning, a flash flood watch is in effect for the houston area. the death toll has climbed to seven while crews work to rescue and evacuate those trapped by the flood. janet shamlian reports from houston, texas. >> reporter: cyprus creek is rolling into the homes and this family leaving everything behind. the only way out, on an air boat with the harris county sheriff. how was it to leave your house? >> very hard! i don't know. it just keeps coming in. >> reporter: they don't know where they will spend the
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at home or at school. >> reporter: we rode along as deputies answered call after call. >> i've been out here almost 35 years and never seen water this high. >> reporter: in every direction, water and the people whose lives have uprooted. >> what now for your family? >> honestly, i don't know. >> reporter: dozens of seniors with wheelchairs and walkers rescued from their home and assisted living center. less than a year after the last major flood swept the city, janice has seen her belongings destroyed a second time. houston is built around bayous that overflow during heavy rain flow. the city is flat and mostly concrete with clay soil and leaving nowhere for the water to go. earlier this week, nasa captured images of a solar flare the size of five ergarths. moderate radio blackouts were observed during
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noaa says last month was the hottest march on record with the global temperature of 5.5 degrees fahrenheit and the 11th straight month of record heat, slashing the previous ten-month record set in 1944. things are heating up outside. >> makes you want to go to the pool. >> we will focus on texas the next two days and give them a break. this morning, over ft. worth and dallas area waking everybody up in the middle of the night and same for you in san angelo and pushing toward the waco area. not severe storms but lightning with them and cause minor problems. the worst is over with in ft. worth and almost in the dallas area so we will continue to track these storms over corsicana. today a slight risk of severe storms redeveloping later on today. over 6,000 people to abilene. this is pushing down
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victoria and lake charles and 18 million people. tornado threat is low today and wind damage is the greatest concern. as far as rainfall the haeeavie rain around sioux city. we are still beautiful. the east coast looks great today. the west coast continues with your stellar weather also. so we are finally clearing it out. amarillo to lubbock looking okay for the daylight hours. east texas watch a complex of storms this morning. north of it chance of storms from iowa to illinois. it will rain sooner or later on the east coast but most likely friday. >> just in time for the weekend. find out which state's governor has declared pornography a public health hazard? plus, a rare fire
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welcome back, everybody. the death toll is still climbing. nearly four days after a massive earthquake struck ecuador. 500 have died. 2500 injured. the teams across the region are efficient sifting through the debris for the missing and holding out hopes for the survivors after hundred dollars of aftershocks continue to shake that region. >> reporter: from nearly every perspective, this coastal town is in ruins. 800 buildings are destroyed and many on the brink of collapse. the search for survivors is painstakingly slow. daisy flores gonzalez has been here since saturday and her brother victor is missing inside this hotel.
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like. now rescue teams tell us people are inside. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: the anklewish on the faces is as clear as the destruction. families keep vigils a few feet away. but this is what gives so many hope. a hotel worker buried for two days uses his cell phone to signal rescue teams. he is weak, but will survive. the first charges in flint's tainted water crisis are expected to be announced today according to the michigan attorney general. as many as three officials and two state water regulators and a city employee could face charges. sources tell our affiliate wdiv. in addition to the contaminated water that was delivered to the flint residents. fidel castro made a rare public speech yesterday. he admitted he is nearing the end of his life. it was a speech that some
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now to entertainment. princes william and harry visited hollywood. they checked out new costume designs and hang out with daisy ridley and john boyega and mark hamel even and a chance to live out every child's fantasy. a light saber duel. you go, guys. khloe kardashian will join sister kim and didn't take her long to find one of the more disturbing filters. >> i want to have my first co-star on my snap chat. >> that co-star is her estranged husband lamar odom. a rare blu
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once owned by child star shirley temple failed to find a home on tuesday. it was expected to go up to $35 million but bidding was below the bidding price. sotheby's remain confident they will find a buyer. jimmy kimmel summed up why the new york primary was so important to the candidates. >> it's primary night in new york. we are still in the primaries. i feel like we should be in the secondary by now. the new york primary gets two front ticket on the front row seat to see "hamilton." >> i'm betty nguyen. this is "early today." this is "" ♪
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now it's 4:26, a virginia firefighter missing exactly for one week. how her friends and family plan to support each other while top search for her continues. hillary clinton and donald trump continue to build their empire thanks to the empire state. so how will last night's primary play a role when voters here go to thele wh ll polls. and don't forget to rock the red. here is our chance for a sweep. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm angie goff
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aar aaron gilcrest. >> we had to wear our jacket this morning, what happened, chuck? behind the front, you both eluded to it and it's true. a little cooler, a little more of a refreshing air mass back in place. so cooler today than yesterday by about 10 degrees and less wind as well. that's good news for everyone dealing with the outdoor elements. tracking the next chance for rain, the rumble of thunder comes in on friday. but i like the weekend forecast, i think you will, too. on your way out, nice and cool here early. temperatures in the lower 40s to 50s to get you started. highs in the low to mid-70s with plenty of sunshine. now all we need is plenty of nontraffic, is that such a thing? >> today 301 northbound here just before you hit 50, we have the left lane gets by. they are paving the roadway there. so right now the left
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southbound looks a tad slow here as well. taking a big look at the beltway, overall we don't have any problems on the beltway. earlier road work near the american legion bridge. northbound 395 near duke street, the left lane is getting by. a live picture of 270 is coming up. thank you, melissa. 4:28 now. a developing story, it's been seven days since family members have not heard from fairfax firefighter nicole bettendorf. her car was parked near whiteoak canyon trail saturday evening. if you would like to attend the prayer vigil tonight, find details on the nbc washington app. use the search terms "vigil for any coa nicole." hundreds paid their
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yesterday in st. mary's county. he'll be laid to rest there today. he was trying to get into a temple hills house on friday night to check on a person thought to be having a medical emergency. that homeowner said he thought somebody was breaking into his house so he opened fire. the fire department says they will help to respond to calls in prince george's county today so local firefighters can attend the funeral. today a teenager charged in the death of a relative heads to court. dennis adams was stabbed by a 17-year-old relative earlier at a house this month in arlington. the name of the teenager has not been released. a domestic dispute led to the stabbing. good morning. we are watching some big developments in flint, michigan, as it pertains to the water crisis. michigan's attorney genera
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going to announce criminal charges against three people, two state regulators and a flint employee allegedly at the helm of the wrongdoing, a probe that will likely expand. the felony and misdemeanor charges include violating flint's drinking water law, official misconduct, obstruction of utility property and evidence tampering. the announcement is happening this afternoon. of course, we're keeping a close eye on this and will bring you a development from the live desk. eun, back to you. we have proved once again there's no place like home. >> i can think of nowhere that i would rather have this victory. we love you all. >> with big wins in new york, front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton say it is inevitable, they will be the presidential nominees come november. >> clinton needs fewer than 500 more delegates to get

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