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it's thursday, may 5th. coming up on "early today." then there was one. >> as i spin my campaign today, i have renewed faith, deeper faith that the lord will show me the way forward. >> with that, donald trump is the republican nominee for president. tens of thousands in canada are fleeing as a wildfire burns out of control. the powerball jackpot grows to nearly $500,000. and president obama celebrates "star wars" day in his own special way. good morning, everybody. i'm betty nguyen. donald trump is
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president. after john kasich suspended his presidential campaign. >> i have always said that the lord has a purpose for me, as he has for everyone, and as i spin my campaign today, i have renewed faith, deeper faith that the lord will show me the way forward. >> well, there were some republican voters literally burning the registration cards in protests of trump's nomination. the following and others all offered support to the presu presumptive nominee. two will sit on the sidelines. president bush 41 and 43 say they will not participate in the upcoming election. elder bush tells nbc news, for the first timece
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presidenc presidency, george h.w. bush is planning to stay silent. as you try to appeal to the entire country, do you stand by them? do you stand, for example, by the idea of a ban against foreign muslims coming in? >> i do. we have to be vigilant and we have to be strong and see what is going on. a big problem in the world. you look at what is happening in the moigration in europe. >> is that the first hundred days topic? >> it's an urgent problem in this country. san bernardino. you look at what happened in paris. >> trump also reversed course on a self-funded presidential campaign. >> i don't know first of all, about super pacts. i'm not allowed to have anything to do with it so we will see what happens. as far as the campaign, i'm making decisions right now but probably
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republican national committee and raise a lot of money and beat hillary. we are trying to raise over a billion dollars which i think is necessary and i hear the democrats will get as high as $2 billion. we want to raise up to $2 billion and maybe over that. >> a candidate who beat his opponents for the whole move of politicians and special interests. trump said he has started the vp process but yet to release names. he tells "the times" ben carson will be part of his vp selection committee. meanwhile one of those possible candidates former house speaker newt gingrich told nbc he was not counting on becoming trump's vp. gingrich said it's hard to turn down the president of the united states. john kasich said he would not be on the ticket with trump. trump sketched out
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days in office telling "the new york times" the wall of mexico would be designed. the immigration ban on muslims would be in place. the audit of the federal reserve would be under way and plans to repeal the affordable care act would be in motion. all of this as bombshell news on hillary clinton hit last night. a federal judge now says it may be necessary to depose clinton regarding her personal e-mail server. her testimony would be over a freedom of information lawsuit regarding her close aide huma abedin. our independent review being conducted by the justice department. hillary clinton has long expressed her willingness to cooperate in that review in order to help them complete their work. we remain confident that the review will affirm that nothing inappropriate took place. that news came as the remaining hacker lazar who first exposed hillary clinton's private e-mail address makes a new claim. he said he gained access to the former secretary of state completely unsecure
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quote, it was like an open orchid on the internet and there were hundreds of fold. he gave no proof to back up his claim. brian fallen lasting lazar, we are supposed to believe he hacked clinton's e-mail but decided against linking any of them? yeah, right. on tuesday, clinton told andrea mitchell on msnbc she had no indication her server was hacked by foreign hackers. the u.s. justice department says the north carolina bathroom law is a violation of sivecivil rights. the civil rights division sent a letter to pat mccrory saying it blatantly discriminates decision of sex. they are engaging in a pattern or practice of discrimination against gender state
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monday to respond and if he refuses to change the law, north carolina could lose access to millions in federal dollars. the state is already reeling from the financial impact of the law. a slew of performers from jimmy buffett have boycotted the state. president obama made a visit to flint, michigan, yesterday. in front of a crowd he called the water crisis a tragedy. he reassured angry residents their concern wasn't falling on deaf ears. >> and that is why i'm here, to tell you directly that i see you and i hear you. i also want to come here, though, to tell you that i've got your back. >> the president also drank some of the city's water twice, as a way of showing it was safe to drink for most people. he says he was inspired to visit flint after receiving a letter from an 8-year-old girl who said the water, quote,
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a state of emergency has been cleared in alberta, california. a out of control wildfire has burned as big as manhattan. >> reporter: panic and chaos on the highway. families fleeing for their lives from ft. mcmurray, canada. firefighters called it hell on earth. no stopping a wall of flames, exploding. it races out of control. >> get us out of ft. mcmurray in one piece. >> reporter: it's feeding on dry brush. it's generating its own weather. at least 1,600 homes and businesses torched and a hospital evacuated. the scene? apocalyptic. >> this fire is absolutely devastating. it's a loss on a scale that is hard for many of us
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>> reporter: 200 firefighters are overwhelmed and losing ground. reinforcements arriving in the air. the military called in. for families that escaped the fire, now another disaster. gas stations are running out of fuel. lines are long. and stores are running out of food. tens of thousands are on the move. but so are the flames. a disaster unfolding and the worse may be yet to come. miguel almaguer, nbc news, ft. mcmurray, canada. >> you may want to buy a ticket for saturday's powerball drawing. no one won last night's jackpot and that means saturday's top prize has grown to an estimated $415 million and 269,000 if you choose to take the math. the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in more than 292 million. but you still have a shot. check out this amazing image of a
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pinellas county, texas. it was caught by an officer's body camera while assisting a motorist and it looks like the lightning was a little too close for comfort, i'd say so. bill karins is here. >> looks like an alien abdu abduction. >> i didn't check my poswerball number yet. thanks for ruining it for me. let's talk about the stormy, gloomy weather pattern. you have to hold on to the northeast and mid-atlantic maybe until sunday or monday to get nice weather out of this. right now, two storms. one cleared through florida yesterday so at least you get good weather in the southeast. one storm off the atlantic coast and another behind it and the middle of the country is gorgeous and high pressure protecting you. we are sandwiched in the mid-atlantic and northeast between these two storms for at least the next two or three days. the rainiest weather today in virginia and north carolina. there will be scattered showers
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and drizzle up through new england but not a soaker type of day. tomorrow, the storms begin to merge and it's going to be mostly like a nor'easter type storm and come up the coast and we are going to see bands of rain spillering inland from pennsylvania to d.c. on friday so friday is not a fun day for travel at the airports or anything regardless. the great weather is in the middle of the country for the next couple of days. 80s from san antonio all the way to montana. while we are stuck in the 60s from chicago to atlanta and 48 in boston! that is like hat and glove weather. that is your national weather. here is a closer look at your day ahead. so the forecast kind of stuck on repeat. a lot of people haven't seen the sun shining since saturday in the mid-atlantic through the northeast and may be until saturday or sunday until you see it again. look at fargo today at 88! that's not fair! not fair, right? >> not at all. >> fargo, 88? today, boston is 48. >> it's crazy but it's y
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have a job. >> true. if it's bad, it's your fault so there you go. a massive frozen food recall affects all 50 states, we have the details on that next. plus, new details on prince's final hours. you're watching "early today." wish your skin could bounce back like... used to? neutrogena® hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin to keep it... ...supple and hydrated... ...after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000 times its weight... water. this refreshing water gel... plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin that bounces back. hydro boost... from neutrogena®. see what's possible.
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so well people can forget their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy, who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob. it's been two weeks now since prince's untimely passing. the cause of death is still a mystery. as the federal variation grows there are new details coming to light about his final hours. nbc's stephanie gosk has those details. >> reporter: the urgent call for help came the night before prince died. a representative of the pop star reached out to dr. howard korn, field. according to the doctors, minneapolis attorney. >> he set into motion a plan to deal with what he felt was a life saving mission. >> reporter: kornfield made prince an
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local doctor the next day and sent his son who is not an m.d. to meet with the musician and discuss the california's addiction clinic recovery without walls. according to the attorney when the doctor was brought here, no one could find prince so they started searching. >> andrew heard the screams and went to the elevator where he saw that prince was unconscious. >> reporter: andrew called 911. when investigators arrived, andrew handed over this drug used to treat opioid addiction he had brought with him from california. stephanie gosk, nbc news, minneapolis. long time utah senator bob bennett has died at the age of 82. he was one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party led
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2010. former senator bennett died on wednesday due to complication of pancreatic cancer and a stroke. california is raising the age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. anyone who gives tobacco to someone under 21 can be found guilty after misdemeanor and that law takes effect june 9th. aeropostale has filed chapter 11 and will close stores across the united states and canada. make sure you check your freezers. crf, frozen foods has expanded its recall to more than 350 frozen fruit and vegetable products. for potential listeria contamination. eight people have been infected with the bacteria so far. costco and trader's joes offer these. for
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♪ stand by me in sports, the cleveland cavaliers absolutely destroyed the atlantic hawks led by a three-point shooting clinic. the cavs set an nba playoff record for most threes in a half with 18,
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they led 74-38 at the break. they went on to set an nba game record, including the regular season and the playoffs with this astonishing 25 threes. cleveland goes up 2-0 in the series. on the ice, pittsburgh and washington in o.t. a hat trick. able to get the puck past the goalie. troubled quarterback johnny manziel has turned himself into authorities. this is in connection with the misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly hitting his then girlfriend. he was booked and released on 1,500 bonds and manziel will appear in court later today. just ahead, everyone's favorite flying sharks are coming back. plus, an obama/trump phone call on "the tonight show"? this one, you want to see. you're watching "early today." see me. see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis
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jump 50 feet over the rapids and i crash land. mom patched me up. check out my scar. there's nothing there! you didn't jump the creek! what? now there's a new neosporin antibiotic that keeps her protected and minimizes scars. new neosporin plus pain itch scar well, we were talking about these storms that are merging and going to give us bad weather in areas in the mid-atlantic and i should say a continuation of the gloomy bad weather. here is how much rain is falling the next three days. not like we are dealing with epic flooding or anything like that. the grass loves it. it's been cool and been occasional rain here and there. raleigh and richmond could get up to a an inch to 2 inches and everyone else it's staying damp. focus on the middle of the country, betty. that what you need to do. evf
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you're gloomy and depressed. >> can you book a weekend trip if you can? >> that does wonders. for entertainment news. a houston man is suing justin bieber for 75,000 in damages. the man says he recorded bieber unsuccessfully drinking from a beer bong in april and then says he took the man's phone and smashed it. the man claims photos and important information were lost. bieber's publicist has not responded to request for comment. according to "us weekly" caitlyn jenner will recover on "sports illustrated" naked. she will grace the magazine's cover this summer only wearing an american flag and her 1976 golg gold medal. our sister network sci-fi channel yesterday mid force theme with news of a new shark nato movie. it's coming back! >> how are we getting in thi
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>> we have to work that. this go round includes stacy dash and married with children david festino and along with robert herja vakr. on tonight show, jimmy fallon shared footage of a call between donald trump and president obama. >> congratulations. you just reached donald trump. >> donald? donald, you called me. >> it doesn't matter. did you see the news? i'm now the republican president and come november, i'm going to be voted captain america. >> all right. congratulations on indiana. >> thank you. i love indiana. the birth place of indiana joe's. >> i'm betty nguyen. and this is "early today." ay."
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breaking news, an amber alert under way in virginia for a missing toddler. >> let's get right to erika gonzalez at the live desk with the latest. >> good morning. we start this morning with an amber alert, a child believed to be in extreme danger. so lease draw your eyes to the screen. have you seen zion clinton a mere williams? he was last seen with the man on the right yesterday in spotsylvania, 3 years old, weighs about 35 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes wearing blue and white
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on the right. they were traveling in a tan altima. police have located the vehicle, but they have not located the child or the suspect, so please keep your eyes open. if you see him, calling spotsylvania county police. it's 4:7. good morning, everybody. >> we want to check our forecast, as well. chuck bell telling us what to expect. are we drying out ever, chuck? >> you already know the answer to that question. it's not going to be a pretty day to be outside again today. you will be puddle jumping again today and for tomorrow. still no sunshine in the forecast until we get to the weekend. saturday and sunday looking a little nicer now, a whole lot nicer than we've been for sure. early this morning, nothing heavy as far as rainfall is concerned, just a couple light rain showers from martinsburg and winchester down to fredericksburg. everybody kind of cold and wet this morning. we're only in the upper 40s to
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and thanks to the clouds and drizzle chances, temperatures won't budge much. we'll talk about any potential improvements coming up. for now, trouble on a thursday morning commute. brand new problem here. 50 east after 410, do have a crash with the left lane the only thing getting by. you can see a little bit of a slowdown, so we'll keep our eyes on that one. 95 at 17, southbound at falmouth, left lane getting by that work zone. not really slowing thinking too much. . inner loop after colesville, two left lanes getting by the work zone there. overall beltway looking pretty good. a live look at 270 coming up. developing this morning, prince william county police are investigating a deadly shooting in dale city. officers say someone shot a man on darby dale avenue last night. the unidentified victim died at the hospital. no suspects have been
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life plus 11 years is the sentence a jury recommended for a man quigted convicted of the murder of grace mann. steven briel was found guilty. both were students at the university of mary washington. defense attorneys tried to convince the jury that briel was insane when he strangled mann at their off campus home. prosecutors played a jailhouse phone call where briel is laughing and sounding normal. >> they are saying that he suffers from schizophrenia and that of course he's having a perfectly normal phone call with his family. it did it affect the man quite a bit. >> after the conviction, th man parent s delivered statements. briel will be sentenced in july. right now a state of emergency in alberta
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crews battle intense wildfires that have already torched more than 1,000 homes and other buildings. this is in the area of ft. mcmurray and it's forced some 80,000 people to flee. unseasonably hot temperatures combined with the dry conditions there have transformed what is the heart of canada's oil sand into a virtual tinderbox. we'll update the situation here from the live desk. i'm megan mcgrath in northwest washington where a teachers protest is expected to take place later on this morning. d.c. teachers have been working without a contract and this morning they are expected to stage a protest walk with three different schools participating. take a look at the map. this is the route they're expected to take. at 7:00 this morning, teachers fromil


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