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♪ purple rain purple rain it's monday, april 25th. coming up on "early today," teaming up to stop the donald. ted cruz and john kasich join forces ahead of tomorrow's primaries. but is it too little, too late? president obama plans to send more personnel to syria to fight isis. the man hunt continues for the killers of eight family members in what police call a pre-planned execution. plus, new details surrounding the death of prince. and some dicey weather ahead as we kick off a new week. "early today" starts right now. good monday morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. the stop trump movement has its biggest backing yet in the form of an alliance between ted cruz an
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last night they announced an agreement to coordinate efforts to prevent trump from reaching the 1237 delegates needed to win the nomination before the convention. as part of the agreement, cruz will focus his time and resources in indiana while kasich will take on oregon and new mexico. kasich has already canceled multiple events in indiana scheduled for this week. other signs of change are already coming into focus. after announcing friday a huge campaign to attack kasich in indiana, the super pac backing cruz tells nbc news they will look over their options and announce new intentions later today. and katy packer, the head of the anti-trump principals pac says she's encouraged by the news. trump has responded, tweeting that lying ted and kasich are going to collude in order to keep me from getting the republican nomination, desperation. and in a campaign statement, trump continued the collusion line while also saying, because of me, everyone now sees the republican primary system is totally rigged and that this is yet another example of everything that i
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system. there are 57 delegates at stake in indiana and nearly as many combined in oregon and new mexico. and the latest poll out of indiana shows trump with an 8% lead over cruz. kasich is far behind. before all of this played out, trump's oldest son spoke out against cruz, saying he has no chance of winning without, quote, bribing the delegates. tomorrow night five states are holding primarieprimaries, all northeast. expect another big night for trump. he's ahead by 18% in pennsylvania with cruz and kasich well behind but in a close race for second. in rhode island, trump is ahead of kasich by 13% and 24% ahead of cruz. meanwhile, prominent republican backer charles koch made some explosive comments about the election, stopping just short of backing hillary clinton. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican this time around? >> it's possible. it's possible. >> you couldn't see yourself supporting hillary clinton, could
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>> well, her -- we would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric. let me put it that way. >> the clinton campaign responded on twitter, saying she was not interested in koch's endorsement. just like trump, expect another big night for clinton tomorrow. she's ahead of bernie sanders by 15% in pennsylvania. clinton is also ahead in rhode island by a smaller but still significant percent. for his part, sanders may be seeing the writing on the wall. the senator spoke out about his path forward this weekend in a more resigned tone. >> obviously our goal now is, while we have a narrow path to victory, we're going to fight through that path. we hope to win. but i think the fact that we have shown that there is massive dissatisfaction in this country. people are showing in this campaign the desire to stand up and fight back. >> both hillary clinton and bernie sanders will
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halls at 8:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. senior white house officials now confirm the deployment of about 250 additional military personnel into syria as part of the escalating fight against isis. the u.s. has agreed to the uptick in what amounts to the first major increase of u.s. forces since november when troops were first sent top syria. the 250 additional military personnel will join the 50 troops already on the ground as they advise iraq i forces. this morning the president joined by german chancellor angela merkel toured the world's largest industrial tech trade fair. the president is expected to deliver remarks regarding the new troop deployment at that fair later today. now to a developing story in ohio, where authorities say they are still on the hunt for a person or persons responsible for killing eight members of a single family execution style early friday. we are learningt
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three of the four crime scenes. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the latest on this investigation. >> reporter: the man hunt after a family massacre is intensifying. officers in tactical gear swarming the crime scenes, looking for more evidence with an offer of a $25,000 reward, tips are flooding into ohio authorities, but still no arrests. >> this was a pre-planned execution of eight individuals. it was a sophisticated operation. and those who carried it out were trying to do everything that they could do to hinder the investigation and their prosecution. >> reporter: the state's attorney general confirmed that marijuana grow operations were found at three of the crime scenes, but investigators would not comment on a potential motive for the killings. they're offering protection to the family, who they say was targeted. >> i can tell you, if you are fearful, arm yourself. if you feel that you need to protect yourself or family,o
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so and contact the local law enforcement. >> reporter: the victims now identified. dana rodent and her ex-husband christopher rodent sr., their children chris jr., just 16 years old, hanna, 22, and clarence, 20. he went by franky. his fiance also killed. so were kenneth and gary rhoden. eight lives cut short. >> ma'am, tell me what's going on. >> there's blood all over the house. >> reporter: sheriffs deputies would soon find the eight relatives shot dead in four separate homes miles apart. hannah rhoden's baby found alive in the same room. >> i just found my cousin with a gunshot wound. >> nbc's gabe gutierrez reporting there. a private memorial service was held for music icon prince at his paisley park compound on saturday. the legend was cremated as crowds of fans gathered outside the fence of where he lived and
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worked. a representative for the music superstar said the location of prince's remains will be private. prince has been monumentally celebrated in the days since his death. nielsen reporting the sale of over 2.3 million songs and 579,000 albums in the three days after his passing. he was also celebrated with an hour-long tribute that included this never-before-seen clip. ♪ >> that was prince performing at the after party of "snl"'s 40th anniversary show. moments of panic this weekend when an 18-year-old opened fire outside a wisconsin high school prom. police say the suspect jacob wagner showed up with a rifle and wounded two students as they were leaving the prom around 11:00 p.m. saturday. in a statement, the police chief said officers were in the
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heard shots and immediately fired at the shooter. wagner died early sunday morning. the school district's administrator said wagner was a student with a disability who had graduated. one of wagner's aacquaintances says while he was, quote, fun to be around, wagner's relationship with someone at the high school recently ended. classes are expected to resume today. going to shift gears now because a severe weather system moved through kansas sunday, bringing powerful winds, lightning, and golf ball sized hail. there were also reports of tornadoes with one twister destroyed a trailer home. there is more severe weather expected this week, so be aware. we're going to get the latest now from bill karins. another week, another round of messy weather. >> this one could be bad. a typical setup maybe tuesday lasting into wednesday. severe weather from last night, the picture we just showed you, those storms have weakened. later on today, this same storm system will try to move towards chicago, peoria, springfield,
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weather. we have 13 million people in a slight risk of severe storms, mostly because of populated areas there around chicago. st. louis, possibly isolated strong storms. same with kansas city. now, let me take you into tuesday. here's what our radar will look like 7:00 p.m. tuesday. all the bright reds are the possibilities of clusters of thunderstorms. it's going to encompass much of tornado alley back up through kansas and into areas of nebraska. this could possibly be our first significant outbreak. we already have what is called a moderate risk of severe weather. here's the scale. marginal to slight all the way up to high. we're already predicting a moderate outbreak by the time we get towards tuesday afternoon, tuesday evening. areas of greatest concern, oklahoma city to wichita, the i-35 docorridor. the possibility of not only tornadoes, maybe strong tornadoes. that's your national weather. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. so for today, we will have a chance of some storms late this
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milwaukee towards areas of chicago and back through central illinois, sweeping towards northern indiana and lower portions of michigan later on tonight. so far, this tornado season, knock on wood, we have been fairly lucky. that all could change tuesday. >> let's keep it that way. >> hopefully a lot of misses. >> thank you, bill. baltimore braces for protests as the city marks one year since the death of freddie gray. plus, running 26.2 miles 250 mimes above the earth. how a british astronaut took part in the london marathon. you're watching "early today." the worst thing about toilet germs? they don't stay in the toilet. disinfect your bathroom with lysol bathroom trigger... ...lysol power foamer... ...and lysol toilet bowl cleaner. they're approved to kill 50% more types of germs
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followed. marchers say the rally was about peace, not protest. they also want positive change ahead of this tuesday's primary elections for mayor and city council. >> because of the uprising, things have we've tried to sweep under the rug are on full display and are going to have to be addressed. police are investigating two deadly related shootings in philadelphia, one of which was witnessed by a pennsylvania house candidate, who spoke with one victim just moments before he was shot in the head at poinlt blank range. the gunman got away, but police say a drive-by shooting that happened later that day was in retaliation to the first shooting. an 18-year-old man was killed in the second shooting. another person who was injured is expected to recover. connecticut police arrested a 19-year-old man on saturday who allegedly threatened to bomb a donald trump rally on twitter, writing, quote, is someone going to bomb the trump rally, or am i going to have to? well, he even tweeted to friends they should tell hisil
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avoid being hurt. officials later determined he was not an imminent threat, but he was still charged and processed. he has since been released on a $25,000 bond. in a race that was literally out of this world, check it out. british astronaut tim pete completed the london marathon on sunday from outer space. he joined 37,000 fellow runners in realtime. he was strapped to his treadmill aboard the international space station. the best part, he smashed the guinness world record for the fastest marathon in space, completing the race in just 3 hours and 35 minutes. way to go. all right. let's get down to business. while in germany, president obama addressed the world's largest industrial technology trade fair. his main objective, pushing for the transatlantic trade and partnership deal between the u.s. and european union. >> tpip will eliminate tariffs, simplify procedures, bridge differences in regulations, a
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cut red tape, all of which will make it easier to invest and trade, including for our small businesses who create so many of our jobs. back here at home, gasoline prices at the pump continue to rise, up 8 cents a gallon over the last three weeks. the national average is now $2.8 for regular. gas prices have risen 41 cents over the past nine weeks. just ahead, steph curry cannot seem to catch a break. the latest concern for the reigning nba mvp. sports is next. hi dad. uh huh. yeah...sorry about that. ♪ think about it ♪ there must be higher love ♪ down in the heart what do you think? ♪ and in the stars above hi ted, glad you could join us, we think you're going to like these numbers. ♪ bring me a higher love ♪ i could rise above
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in sports today, an ailing steph curry returned to the hard court for game four of the warriors/rockets playoff. he says his injured ankle is feeling better. things were looking better for houston. >> a nice play off the beautiful feed. final seconds of the first. harden at the buzzer. oh, he knocks it down! >> that's right, harden at the buzzer, but just ahead of the half, curry slipped on the court and goes down. he appeared to hurt his knee as he's helped up. curry did not return to action in the second half and will have an mri on that leg later today. in the second half, the warriors managed to put away the rockets 121-94. they win game four and take a 3-1 lead. as the cavaliers
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knockout punch against the detroit pistons, look at that three pointer right there. it was a neck-and-neck game with the cavs defeating detroit 100-98. they join the san antonio spurs as the first team to advance to the second round. meanwhile, the nba has signed oklahoma city's russell westbrook and kevin durant for violations during game four of their playoff series. durant was hit with a $15,000 fine for a flagrant foul during the game while westbrook was fined $25,000 for inappropriate language at a fan. just ahead, which movie earned box office gold this weekend? plus, everyone's talking about it. beyonce's "lemonade," next.
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and help make tomorrow possible. ♪ you're only a day away ♪ at the box office, "the jungle book" kept the top spot, bringing in $60 million. it was followed by "the huntsman: winter's war" which earned $20 million. "barbershop" came in third. "z "zootopia" has earned over $900 million worldwide since released. beyonce surprise launched an album. the visual album shocked fans with the lyrics addressing rumors of extramarital affairs. the songs move through the
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many drawing conclusions about the lyrics and artist's own life. "lemonade" is expected to go on sale today on itunes, amazon, and google play. it likely will not be on spotify or apple music. billboard magazine reports thai dal has the streaming rights in perpetuity. ♪ and mrs. jones >> philly r&b singer billy paul, best known for his hit "me and mrs. jones" passed away sunday. the 81-year-old had been hospitalized last week following a cancer diagnosis. a statement on his website says, quote, the world grieves the loss of another musical icon that helped pioneer today's r&b music. billy will be truly missed. "top gear" co-host matt leblanc already found
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that breaking news, a serious assault at a park in montgomery county. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. angie goff has the latest details at the live desk. >> good morning. yes, early on this monday morning, the story developing out of gaithersburg, this is at center way park, you're look at video we just got in. we're getting reports of a violent assault, but all police are telling us is that they did respond to holy cross german hospital, that is where they found someone who had been badly hurt. kristin wright headed to the scene. we are going to bring you more throughout the show as
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it. some of the other stories we're working on, a suspicious death investigation under way in centreville. what we're learning about the victim and why police think things just don't add up. one year after freddie gray's death, people plan to rally in baltimore. will it turn into anything like last year. and zika virus takes center stage this week where leaders hope to better educate people about the illness. first let's check in with chuck bell to find out what kind of day we'll have. >> hope you enjoyed your weekend. off to a quiet start here under a mostly clear sky. what to expect through the day, south wind returns. that means it will be much, much warmer that than yesterday. yesterday we made 67 for a high, we'll be up close to 80 today. better than that, still plenty of sunshine around. but we're off to a seasonably chilly start. 50s downtown, but a lot of mid-40s across the
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so at least have your little wrap around first thing this morning. a little bit of a chill out there, but plenty of sunshine and a delightfully warm day. risk of thunderstorms coming our way thunderstorm. we'll detail that coming up. for now, here is melissa mollett with a problem in manassas. >> and it has a partial closure. so right now westbound rick view lane at sudley road, all lanes are blocked because of a car that went into a telephone pole. eastbound we understand is open. also 95 south, the ramp to westbound old keene mill, no access because of paving rit now. 395 two different pieces of road work here, northbound after duke street, the right lane only henk get being by. and southbound after seminary, two left lanes getting by the work zone. we'll take a look at 270 coming up. it's 4:28. developing this morning, a suspicious death investigation in fairfax county. a 21-year-old man was found dead at his town home in t
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centreville area. police say a member of the family found him unconscious yesterday afternoon. investigators found trauma to his upper boady. the neighbors were shaken. a neighbor tells us the victim was a student at george mason university and lived with his sister and parents. police spent much of the night talking with neighbors and looking for evidence. >> it's still early on in the investigation right now. our detectives are trying to piece together the events that led to this unfortunate tragedy. >> officers towed a car from the scene there. fairfax county police have not released the victim's name. a deadly pedestrian crash on riverdale park. someone was hit by a car on kenilworth avenue last night. we're working to find out the victim's name. driver stayed on the scene. more peaceful protests like this one are expected today as people hark one year since the unrest in baltimore
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freddie gray died in police custody a year ago last week. hundreds march this had baltimore to remember him and show solidarity with his family. this afternoon activists will come together in west baltimore to talk about what happened since then. today students at two d.c. high schools will start and end school at new times and this is because of fights between students at dunbar high school and mckinry tech education campus. d.c. public schools say that those fights have been happening at metro stations. these new times should mean fewer students headed to the stations at the same time. the man in charge of preventing a national health crisis is outlining plans today to stop the zika virus. dr. tom frieden will lay out new details on where and how tfast the virus is spreading. frieden's briefing is set for this afternoon.

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