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it's tuesday, may 24th. coming up on "early today," schools in 21 states hit with a wave of bomb threats impacting thousands of students but that's not all. donald trump using scorch earth tactics against hillary clinton while bernie sanders refuses to give up the fight. heads are rolling at the tsa will you about lines get any shorter. after 140 million views, chewbacca mania has hit drive. the tradition continues at annapolis. "early today" starts right now. i'm betty nguyen. thanks for joining ug today. we begin with a parents worst nightmare. thousands of students in schools across the u.s. and uk were
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appeared to be recorded threats of violence. according to local news reports, multiple schools in at least 21 states received the threats. many were were from an electronically subsidized voice recording a bomb. none of the threats are known to be credible. nbc news is told it is aware of the calls and in touch with local law enforcement to provide assistance. it affected new york and l.a. in december. the fight for the democratic party rages on as hillary clinton and bernie sanders sharper their attacks. sanders continues to push for one final debate before california's june 7th primary but the clinton campaign says the time for debating is over. clinton formally declined the debate saying her time is spent on the campaign trail and focusing attention on the threat of donald trump presidency poses. sanders wasn't too thrilled with that response. this is what he said to a packed santa monica crowd. >> i was disturbed, but not
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ago, that secretary clinton has backed out of the debate. i think -- i got to tell you this. i think it is a little bit insulting to the people of california, our largest state. >> he then told a crowd that he would march his way into the democratic convention. >> i believe that if we do well here in california, we will march in with momentum and we will march out with the democratic nomination! >> in an exclusive interview with the associated press, sanders said the democratic convention could be, quote, messy if democrats don't embrace his supporters. >> if they make the right choice and open the doors to working class people and young people and create the kind of -- that the democratic party needs, it's going to be messy. democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle but that is where the democratic party should go. >>o
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>> so what? but democracy is messy. every day of my life is messy but if you want everything to be quiet and orderly and allow, you know, just things to proceed without the debate, that is is not what democracy is about. >> sanders notched a win by taking five key seats on the dnc platform committee and that committee will decide the party's agenda heading into the convention and general election and comes as our latest poll says 40% of democrats believe that sanders/clinton fight is good for the democratic party. while 22% believe it's bad. that same poll shows a majority of americans 54% have a negative opinion of clinton, while sanders apologize a positive rating of 43%. in fact, president obama is the only politician polled that has a higher approval rating with 49% of americans approving of his rating and lowest is
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negative. hillary clinton is hitting him for the lack of sympathy for the working class. she says she is the best person to take the white house next november. she is going after trump over the housing crisis and trump releases instagram video of his own and attacking the clontz with their history with women. the video the voices of two women who accused president bill clinton of sexual assault years ago. >> very nervous. >> no woman should be subjected to it. >> it was an assault. >> i tried to pull away from him. >> ha, ha. >> that video came after trump drudged up another clinton controversy. this time, the 1993 suicide of clinton's staffer vincent walker. trump told "the washington post" it's the one thing with her, whether it's whitewater or vince
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it's always a mess with her. he called theories of foul play in foster's death very the death of him fishy. he said he had intimate knowledge of what was going on and knew everything was that was going on and all of a sudden he commit suicide. foster's death has remind a tense theory of speculation on the internet. the tsa is seeing massive security lines and missed flights. kelly hogan has been removed from his position as tsa secretary chief. according to the internal memo obtained by nbc news, hoggan was reassigned to new duties. parts of a series of move the agency has taken over hundreds of passengers were stranded in security lines as their planes took off at chicago's o'hare airport this month. new developments into the final moments of that doomed egyptair jet over the mediterranean last week. yp
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refuting earlier data showed the plane swerved and made a rapid dece descent before vanishing from the radar. >> reporter: egyptian authorities are contradicting military reports about the plane's final moment insisting the plane never made turns that it remained on course at 37,000 feet until going off radar. u.s. navy p-3 planes have two debris fields of wreckage and passenger clothing. >> the waters, it's a big space and finding small things in the water is extremely difficult. >> reporter: egypt civil aviation minister telling nbc's bill nealy there is no sign of the plane. >> we are far away from closing in on the aircraft. >> reporter: if it were a bomb experts would not expect a plane to fly another 7 minutes before going off radar. if it were an
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that expected the plane to fly longer perhaps a gradual descent. >> we do not rule outing in nefarious but we just don't know yet. >> reporter: the last messages from the plane included overheat and smoke warnings and flight computer failures and puts the focus on the forward avionics bay. it sits directly under the cockpit. housing all of the computers that run the plane. experts say a fire here could take out critical flight control systems or cause the computers to send faulty signals or systems that aren't failing. meanwhile, an urgent search for the plane's black boxes thought to be amid the wreckage on the sea floor. likely in the deepest part of the med, 10,000 feet down with a multisilty bottom that has swallowed up ship wrecks for thousands of years. the search area, the size of connecticut. >> that was nbc's tom costello reporting. >> reporter: terry mcca
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is being investigated. he has been investigated for the past several months and looking into whether he accepted political contributions that were forbidden by federal law. officials are especially independence in politicians from a chinese politician and businessman. nationals are barred from donating to campaigns but mr. wang's spokesperson maintains he is a permanent u.s. resident. a lawyer for mcauliffe released a statement. campaign from mr. wang were completely lawful. the governor will certainly cooperate are the government if he is contacted about it. mcauliffe is a former board member of the clinton foundation. records show over 100 donors cribbed to his campaign. this new fbi investigation is happening in the same state where mcauliffe's
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macdonald is appealing a sentence for corruption. this video went viral less than a week ago. appear 140 million views the mask is the hottest thing in the country! the chewbacca masks are fetching up to $500 on ebay. after this video went into hyperdry the prices skyrocketed and supplies ran out at major toy chains. bill karins, i know you want one! >> there was over 150 million hits. >> she is so excited about getting her chewbacca mask. >> now gone, sold out forever. big halloween hit, i'm sure, too. we are watching thunderstorms once again this morning and a pattern we are getting thunderstorms in the afternoon and continuing to the evening and die off as we head towards the morning hours. northern kansas dealing with strong storms and possibility of strong hail. 19 mon
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general thunderstorms from texas to the minnesota area. but concentration of the strongest storms the one that could do the most damage in areas of oklahoma, especially western oklahoma and much of the state of kansas and much of the state of nebraska and trying to sneak out into areas towards denver. the enhanced risk the best chance of seeing any tornadoes and no outbreaks are expected today. isolated strong storms, especially damaging hail is the biggest risk. the other story is the warmth is moving north. 82 states are forecast in washington, d.c. their first 80-degree month of may and very rare. look what happens tomorrow as the heat spreads into new england. betty is smiling. like texas heat all the way up through the northeast. that is a look at the national weather. now a closer look at your day ahead. there is that texas heat today in amarillo and lubbock. 94 in amarillo and lubbock. the weather map is warming up across the country. beautiful spring early summer
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83 in detroit. you've been waiting. a lot of people have been waiting for this. >> they deserve this. >> it's time to test the air-conditioner for a lot of people in the north. >> it won't be that hot. >> it will. tomorrow! >> thank you, bill. a new controversy at the veterans administration to tell you about. a decade old tradition lives on for america's best and brave es est. you're watching "early today." you're watching "early today." ♪ it's time to get seriously silly, people. ♪ join red nose day to do some serious good to help fight kids' poverty. ♪ it's simple: just get your red nose, only at walgreens, and get your silly on, seriously. time is running out. get your red nose today at walgreens. my son and i used to watch the red carpet shows on tv now, i'm walking them. life is unpredictable being flake free isn't. because i have used head and shoulders for 20 years.
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welcome back, everybody. five people died monday morning when a small sky diving plane crashed and caught fire in hawaii. faa spokesman said the crash happened under unknown circumstances. the ntsb plans to investigate. bob mcdonald is drawing harsh criticism to compare veteran wait times to theme parks. >> when you go to disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? what is important?
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your satisfaction with the experience? >> mcdonald said the v.a. is developing a new measure. the backlash was swift. some called it tone davey. paul ryan says this is not make-believe. veterans have died waiting in those lines. a charity football game took a rough turn. look at this after new york's finest won the game 29-13, this. 50s started flying after a firefighter allegedly exchanged words with a cop. it died down and ended in sportsmanlike hand-shaking. the nypd said football is a competitive sport and ends on the field. the u.s. naval academy it was about tradition and team work. a thousand freshman were launched toward this monument. working to the they cast the ston
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this morning, on "today," did high ranking nfl official try to influence research linking football and concussions? full details on a shocking new report. that is later on today. but right now let's get more sports action. the cleveland cavaliers were ice cold in toronto hitting just 3 of 22 shots in the first half. but it was one who kept the cavs in check and a kevin love drive to the hoop in the third for the dunk
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the series is tied at 2 apiece. the nba has fined golden state warriors player for kicking another player in the groin thursday night. green won't be suspended for tonight's game four. also fined for a hit to the crotch is jones. the fine is punching a toronto player on sunday. he was signed the last day of the season. teammate lebron james said he'll pick up the fine. the streaking mets got some help from captain david wright with this three-run homer in the third. new york managed to beat washington 7-1 as they come within a half game of their first place -- of the first place nationals. albert pujols hit 569th home run of his career. a two run shot and another to
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for l.a.'s eighth win in their last 11. pujols is tied for 12th on the all-time list with rafael palmeiro. clayton kershaw for the dodgers pitched a complete game. two-hit shutout striking out seven on 102 pitches and retiring his final 17 batters. dodgers over the red 2-0. angelina jolie takes on a new role and it isn't acting. an avingers fan gets to meet his heroes. find out who orchestrated this one. you're watching "early today." r"
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now to entertainment news. disney released the first teaser for the highly anticipated beauty and the beast. this video has already racked up 3.5 million views after posted yesterday. the movie hits theaters next march. beyonce got a day named in her honor yesterday in minnesota. the governor proclaimed may 23rd, 2016 as her day. she has a power and positive message and influence on young women as a reason for the honor. gwyneth paltrow teamed up to meet a fan battling cancer. after 18-year-old ryan wilcox was diagnosed with leukemia the second time he took to social media to meet his
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angelina jolie taking on professor. she will be a visiting professor at the london school of economics. she will teach a school in the course's center on women and peace and security. jolie says she is excited to both teach and learn from the students. they are already lined up for that class. stephen colbert crunched the numbers last night with his audience on "the late show." >> according to "the washington post," abc news, cheesecake factory poll, voters favor trump over hillary clinton 46% to 44%. but how do you feel about it? okay. 46 to 44. you do the math, that only ad up to 90%. because the final 10% just kept whispering, kill me!
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it's something a lot of you probably think about as you step on a metro train, your safety. and the man accused of trying to rape a woman on the red line. takata recall expands p the makes and models now involved. and we're off to a wet start in some places, but when you can kiss the rain and the 60s good-bye and say hello to sunshine and 80s. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. finally chuck bell is here to deliver some good news. >> and at the no additional charge to you guys.
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lots of sunshine coming our way later on today. still plenty of clouds out there early this morning, but your weather headlines, like, a bright shining object. today likely to be our warmest day since april 26. and as we head towards memorial day monday, keeping an eye on the tropics, the very first tropical system of the season pay be in play by monongahedaym. but for now just a few showers along the northern neck. but by and large, most of the area is dry and mild. but with time, more and more and more sunshine. we'll be in the mid-70s by lunchtime and we'll be back in the 80s today. don't you feel better all right? >> feel so much better. i'm going to make it. it is now 4:27. developing right now, police in prince william county are trying to find out how
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in an apartment on jurgensen drive. investigators say there is no danger to the public and the deaths to not appear to be random. the u.s. house committee that recommended slashing metro funding in half now proposes fully funding metro. they will formerly recommend giving the august $150 million to fix safety issues. at the same time, a house transportation committee will hear from paul wiedefeld. he will discuss how the agency plans to use the federal funding. safe track is set to kickoff next weekend. speaking of your save itity on metro, police say they caught a man who tried to rape a woman on a moving train. the incident happened a month ago on the east end of the red line between forest glen and glenmont. the victim says it was 10:00 a.m. when john
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approached her in a mostly empty rail car. he first forced her at knife point into the partitioned area of the car and sexually assaulted her. he attempted to rape her, but she says she fought him off. the vehicle tip left the train at glenmont and asked a metro employee contact police. >> video and high resolution pictures for the victim to identify the assailant and they were able to apprehend mr. hicks in just a matter of hours. >> the suspect is being held without bond. just ten days before the attempted rape, hicks had been charged with exposing himself to a woman on the metro train. it did not swerve. that is what egyptian officials are now saying about the flight 804 that crashed. greece believed it plummeted after rapidly turning in
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which could indicate something as serious as an explosion. again the only way for them to really know is for them to find the black box which is could be lying 10,000 feet town at the bottom of the mediterranean sea. good at the bottom of the mediterranean sea. good morning. right now president obama is traveling to the city formerly known acs saigon. he pushed for stronger human rights recently following the arms deal that he announced yesterday. meeting with activists and business leaders, he said nations succeed when people with freely express themselves without harassment. now back to you. coming up on 4:31. time for a look at today's 4 things to know about the forecast. >> number one thing you need to know about the weather for today, the rain is finally coming to an end. still a couple of


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