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it's monday, may 2nd. coming up on "early today," a chaotic scene. nine arrests as police and anti-capitalist protesters clash in seattle. donald trump stands confident ahead of what might be ted cruz's last stand. >> the two last ones, they're like hanging by their fingerps. they're choking. don't let me fall, don't let me fall. then to a $5 million lawsuit against starbucks for putting too much ice in one woman's drink. plus, a massive church fire on one of the holiest days of the year. imagine getting paid $55 million to leave your job. and happy first birthday to a princess. "early today" starts right now. good morning to you on this monday. i'm
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violence overran may day night. peaceful marches took a turn for the worst when a reportedly anti-capitalist group joined in. some protesters throwing rocks, flares, and bricks at police. five officers were injured, including one who was hit by a molotov cocktail and one who was bitten. police responded with pepper spray and flash bangs and were eventually able to gain control of the situation. nine people were arrested. police posted this photo to twitter of weapons seized by police, including a wooden stake, pipes, and what appears to be a molotov cocktail made from a beer bottle. we are on the eve of the indiana primary and what is one of the final chances republicans have to force a contested convention. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" marist poll has donald trump leading ted cruz by 15 points while john kasich has all but written off the hoosier state. trump could slide toward obtaining the 1,237 delegates needed to win the gop nomination on a first ballot. and he raised the stakes on
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tomorrow's outcome over the weekend. >> ifeinana, it's over, okay? he explicit language trump used yesterday when discussing america's trade with china that is raising some eyebrows. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country, and that's what they're doing. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> those comments came after a massive crowds of protesters disrupted the california republican convention this weekend, forcing trump to scale a wall to get to his own event. trump had this to say about the protests that have followed him throughout california. >> we had a crowd 31,000 people the other day. that's where they had some little problems outside where these thugs were jumping on police cars. you know, you have a thug like that pounding the car, causing probably -- totaling the car almost. he's jumping on the roof, the roof is caved in. you've got to be tough. you can't let people do that. u
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i mean, this guyagai s i promis. >> that all comes after ted cz enlisted the support of 82-year-old former california governor pete wilson. he said failure to stop trump could result in a loss of both houses of congress. cruz also laid the future of the republicans at the feet of indiana voters last night. >> across this nation americans are asking that indiana bring common sense and good judgment to save this country from the path that we are barrelling down. i believe in the people of the hoosier state. i believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the american people that we will not give in to evil. >> indiana governor mike pence has also endorsed cruz ahead of the primary in his state. this morning, pence published an op-ed in the "indianapolis
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meanwhile, heidiru hot water when she told a crowd, quote, ted is an immigrant, he is hispanic, he can unify this party. to which trump very quickly pounced. >> ted is an immigrant, and that's what i've been saying. except i think she was trying to put a little bit of a latin person on it. he was born in canada, folks. >> cruz also refused to answer "meet the press" moderator chuck todd's nine attempts to get ted cruz to say if he would support donald trump. >> if it's a time for choosing, say it. for him or against him as the nominee. it's a time for choosing s it not? >> chuck, you're welcome to lobby support for trump as much as possible. we're going to beat trump because trump's winning the nomination loses the country. >> don't you think republican voters -- >> and i'm not willing to give
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about it, don'tou t nominee doea fire and send a sense of urgency to the republican party? >> as for the democrats, bernie sanders for the first time is making the argument that if clinton clinches the nomination with super delegates and not with pledge delegates, there will be a contested contest at the contention. after a week of apparent shifting, sanders came out guns blazing on delegate math and switching super delegate preferences. he's determined to fight on for the democratic nomination. as for hillary clinton, she held one of her first campaign events in indiana this weekend. she continued her pivot toward the general election and did not hold back attacking her republican opponents. clinton barely mentioned sanders. instead, she talked about the violence at trump's events. our latest poll finds clinton leading sanders by just four points. sanders, meanwhile, predicted a win at an event in south bend, indi
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president obama made his lastan correspondents' dinner. he took a final bow and threw in some of his best lines yet. >> is this dinner too tacky for the donald? but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. miss sweden, miss argentina, miss azerbaijan. and with that, i just have two more words to say. obama out. all right. we're going to move on to this. a massive fire destroyed a historic church in new york city. it all happened just hours after more than 700 members celebrated easter. luckily, the cathedral which was originally designed in 1850 was empty when the fire started. the building's caretaker suffered minor injuries. one parishioner said the church meant the world to the serbian community and, quote, my heart
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the bodies of anli camerama been found in a thawing glacier 16 years after they first went missing. elite climber alex lowe and cameraman david bridges went missing in october 1999 after they were buried in an avalanche while climbing at over 26,000 feet. it happened while climbing in tibet as part of a documentary. the pair along with another climber were seeking to become the first americans to ski down the summit. their remains were found last week by two climbers. puerto rico is set to default on debt payments at the end of business today. now, home to over 3.5 million u.s. citizens, puerto rico is about to miss a $422 million payment today. they have a total debt of $70 billion. puerto rico has been plagued by high unemployment and crushing poverty. a bill to help has stalled in congress. another payment is due in july. massive protests by h
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of anti-government activists in iraq haveluded an occupation of iraq's parliament building it ended sunday as they peacefully exited the so-called green zone. this came shortly after iraq's prime minister ordered the arrest of demonstrators who sparked a state of emergency. roads to and from baghdad have also been reopened. the iraqi prime minister appeared in public, flanked by heavy security. this is viewed as an encouraging sign to u.s. officials. the protests started after a popular shiite cleric called on supporters to pressure the u.s.-backed government to introduce reforms. there is some fear that the turmoil could hamper the continued fight against isis. on the fifth anniversary of the raid that killed osama bin laden, cia director john brennan spoke exclusively to nbc's chuck todd. he was asked about the 28 pages of the congressional investigation and how that may indicate saudi arabia's potential role in the 9/11 attacks. here's what he had to say. >> i think
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of things that's accurate and inquiry and those 28 pages or so and followed through on the investigation. they came out with a very clear judgment that there was no evidence that indicated that the saudi government as an institution or saudi officials individually had provided financial support to al qaeda. heavy rains over the weekend brought major flooding throughout southwest louisiana. it caused major disruptions in the area, stalled vehicles, and stranded residents. so what does the week have ahead for the rest of us? nbc meteorologist bill karins is here. >> they need a break in louisiana. we saw pictures from jazz fest. it was nuts down there. they had one round of rain after another. they have one more that's going to come, then they should get a little bit of a break. at this hour, middle of the night, numerous showers and thunderstorms in east texas and louisiana. a lot of these rivers already in moderate to major flood stage. they really need a break in this region. the other story today is going to be severe weather threat.
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at risk of severetoxtrely low. mostly wind damage. from maryland all the way down there the nation's capital, washington, d.c., to richard and roanoke into the upstate of south carolina. slight risk of severe storms. marginal risk of severe storms. let's time this out for you throughout the day. this morning, no severe weather. we will see obviously some low visibilities, a lot of gray, gloomy weather, especially from d.c. to new york. maybe minor airport delays. the roads should be just fine. by the time we get into the afternoon, the storms begin to percolate and bubble up, especially if we get a lot of sunshine throughout the carolinas and virginia. the storms will peak in intensity between about 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. there will be numerous lines of storms from atlanta to columbia. if we get any damage, that's when it will happen. that's your national weather. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. well, those showers and thunderstorms won't be with you all day long, as i mentioned. this morning it looks okay, but this afternoon and evening is when they'll be popping up
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georgia up through the complain east coast for this weekend's weather. it's going to continue much of this week. >> spring showers though, right? >> but it's may now. april showers. it's may. >> we're not there just yet. wait, we are. how time flies. i can't believe it's already may. all right. find out who's in line for a $5 million payday. plus, a class-action lawsuit against starbucks for too much ice in those drinks. we have those details next. you're watching "early today." see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months.
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"the jungle book" gets tspot, m million and topping $600 million worldwide in just three weeks. >> thumbs up. it was good. >> there you go. meanwhile, "the huntsman: winter's war" just under $10 million. the duchess of cambridge can add another line to her resume. that would be cover girl. she will grace the front of british "vogue" for the fashion magazine's 100th anniversary in june. the collaboration features a casual kate enjoying the country side. legendary director to of "the godfather," and many other classics cemented his legacy friday. the 77-year-old put his hand and footprint in wet cement outside the historic tlc chinese theater. the imprints will be displayed to honor the oscar winner's 50-year career. later this morning, the first hearing will be held
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regarding prince's estate. appointed. today's hearing will begin the process of determining the fate of the le pop star's fortune. after a rough week, some good news. the hosts who publicly reknnreu last week were honored at the annual daytime emmys, but neither was there to accept their award. so fellow daytime favorite dr. oz did the honors. sunday marked her 20th wedding anniversary to husband mark consuelos. and jimmy fallon poked some fun at the football player turned emmy winner as he heads to "gma." >> thank you, michael strahan, for exiting "live with kelly and michael" and leaving quite a big gap to fill.
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breaking news after a deadly crash on the beltway. >> and it could have a huge impact on the morning rush. we have team coverage. angie goff is at the live desk. >> yes, breaking news out of alexandria where the inner loop near eisenhower avenue is completely shut down. we actually learned it's been like that throughout the morning and that the left lane and shoulder have just reopened. and this of course because of the fatal crash you mentioned. one person confirmed dead, several others hurt. a lot of response still on the scene. you'll want to avoid this area early this morning. we are
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conference andntue to update yo situation as more lanes start to reopen. breaking news coverage continues with melissa mollett. >> bad place early this morning and it shows you how many people do use the beltway this early. we already have a one mile backup here. again, a live picture inner loop p at eisenhower avenue. we have the left shoulder and far left lane get buying the crash. as you come across the woodrow wilson bridge, only going about 16 miles per hour. we'll have more on this throughout the morning. 55 degrees right now. and chuck bell is standing by with your forecast. a little fog to contend with, too. >> you betcha, lots of thick fog out there this morning. keep your speeds down and low beams on. only one
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town. there are some rumbles of thunder across the mountains of west virginia and they could graze the more than parts of the shenandoah valley and northern may maryland over the next few hours. a soupy fog outside early this morning. we may get near 80 later today. we'll time all that out in a few more minutes. developing this morning, a train derailment in northeast d.c. may affect your drive to work. 14 railcars from the csx train derailed yesterday morning at 9th and rhode island avenue. that derailment sent thousands of gallons of a bleach-like chemical on to the track. hazmat teams immediately responded. now, two other cars also leagued ethanol and calcium chloride which is commonly used to trea
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officials say the wat one was . metro plans to open thed stion morning at 5:00 a.m. it was shut down yesterday all day because of the derailment. if you take marc train, though, you should expect major service disruptions on the brunswick line. mta says it's blocked between union station and silver spring because of this derailment. only three trains will run this morning, all will stop at silver spring -- will stop service at silver spring and passengers will have to transfer to metro at either rockville or silver spring station. the iteam has reported on the dangerous material. within hours of the derailment, a searched viewer sent us these pictures of the tanker cars. it say the cars contain the deadly gas. it stopped transporting chlorine through the city after this picture
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e previously conthrgh t distranwhat t start trying to convince jurors that steven briel was insane at the time he killed a university of matter washington student. briel goes on trial for the murder of grace mann. briel was mann's house mate. the trial is expected to last three days. a developing story out of seattle where a handful of officers hurt are now recovering. this following a mayday protest. take a look at some of the video you see. you see officers using pepper spray to break up a crowd. many of the people were dressed in all black. people say the marchers threw rocks, bricks and as well as molotov cocktails. we know that at least nine people were arrested. that's the latest from

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