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it's memorial day, may 30th. coming up on "early today," a wicked weekend weather day. texas claims five lives while dangerous rip tides move up the east coast. new details surrounding a 400 pound gorilla killed after a 4-year-old fell into his kablg. and the candidates who battle the donald. a conservative power broker said there will be a soon to be person to take on donald trump. a frightening and deadly shooting. a rookie running on fumes wins the indy 500. and we honor the fallen. "early today" starts right now. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today. i'm
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and three more missing after severe weather triggers devastating flooding in the plains. four bodies were found in washington county, texas, alone after nearly two feet of water flooded the area in just a few hours. three people were in their cars when flood waters swept them away. while the town of bandera, torrential downpours led to widespread damage. one man and son were trying to leave an rv park when they were swept off the highway. the weight of the water collapsed the roof of the local newspaper office. rosenberg the roads are covered with eight feet of water. 2600 inmates were evacuated in the town of roshram. this was recorded inside a school bus that was dropping kids off from school. meanwhile, tropical storm bonnie has weakened to a tropical depression, but it's still slamming the carolinas and georgia with
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high surf. at least one beach goer in north carolina has been reported missing. drivers trying to get away in jass par county, carolina, had to form a line. in charleston residents parked on their lawn to escape a street now turned into a river. one homeowner was recording the rising flood water that came perilously close to his front door. we'll have more of this memorial day forecast in just a few minutes. stick around for that. in the meantime, we have this to tell you about. terrifying moments at the cincinnati zoo this weekend. a mother watches in horror as her 3-year-old son falls into the gorilla exhibit and is violently dragged by a 400 pound silver back. at times the massive primate violently drags the boy while at other times it appears protective. with no time to spare zoo keepers acted with lethal force. we have the tense moments caught on
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terror. >> mommy's right here. >> reporter: this cell phone video showing a 400 pound gorilla and behind him in the corner of his exhibit a 3-year-old boy. suddenly screams. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the gorilla dragging the boy through the water and then stops. you can hear the mother talking to her son trying to keep him calm. >> mommy loves you. >> reporter: at one point the boy looks up and the two briefly touch hands. the gorilla stands him up then drags him away. zoo keepers say they had no choice. a tranquilizer would have taken too long and they had to put the gorilla down. >> we have rescued the child. >> you're talking about an animal over 400 pounds and extremely strong so the child wasn't under attack but all sorts of things could happen in a situation like that. >> reporter: the gorilla named horambai, an endangered silver back.
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17th birthday the day before he was killed. the boy was taken to the hospital but is expected to be okay. witnesses say his mother was watching several children when he slipped through a barrier and fell into the moat. >> the little boy himself had already been talking about wanting to go in, go in, get in the water and his mother's like, no, you're not, no, you're not. >> reporter: the zoo now reexamining the barriers around the exhibit. meanwhile, some mourning his death are questioning the killing. this inches comment england 30 years ago. or this gorilla in 1996 in chicago who cared for an injured boy and carried him to zoo keepers at the exhibit door. >> be calm. >> this case, much more unpredictable. a boy's live in danger, a risk zoo keepers wouldn't take. connie schwartz, nbc news. republicans may have finally recruited thehi
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for. influential conservative bill crystal posted this on twitter. just a heads up over this holiday weekend, there will be an independent candidate, an impressive one with a strong team and a real chance. donald trump divided the news saying bill crystal has been wrong for two years and embarrassed loser but if the gop can't control their own, then they are not a party. be tough ours. the republican party has to be smart and strong if it wants to win in november. can't allow light weights to set up a spoiler indie candidate. the race for president now goes up to four after former new mexico governor gary johnson won the libertarian nomination this weekend. he embraced the never trump. >> takingim
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that he wants to deport 11 million immigrants. taking him on that he wants to build a fence. taking him on when he says that mexicans are murderers and rapists, absolutely. call him out on what is really racist. it's just racist. >> meanwhile, trump took part at the annual rolling thunder rally on the national mall. the bikers raise awareness for unaccounted for pows missing in action. trump ridiculed hillary clinton and called reporters low lives and did his best to bring people together. >> hillary doesn't know anything about jobs. she thinks the va is doing good. did you see a statement a couple of months ago? the veterans administration is doing a good job. if she thinks they're doing a good job, then i've been wasting a lot of time because i know the vets and they are miserable with what's happening. >> and while trump continues to make in roads rallying his party behind him, ld
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kristal and erick erickson remain strictly against him. even actor and former governor arnold schwarzenegger said he would announce his support in his own time and way. meanwhile, bernie sanders may have put all of his hopes on the california primary but the candidate isn't entirely against being on the same ticket with hillary clinton. while he said he's drafting an appeal letter to super delegates, he did not reject a vp slot on clinton's ticket when asked. a community is on alert this morning after a shooting spree in houston. police describe the scene as chaotic. a gunman with a rifle in tow fired bullets randomly hitting seven people. gunfire hit surrounding people, a police helicopter overhead, even a nearby gas pump that burst into flames. a bomb squad was called to the scene to detonate a suspicious item. they killed the man and six others were injured including two officers whoe
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released from the hospital. shark attacks reported on both coasts gave beach goers quite a square. first in california a woman with large bites on the upper torso. the incident prompted officials to close down a three mile stretch newport beach. helicopters flew across the shoreline. with know sighting they said the bite may have come from a sea lie on. a florida teen was bitten by a shark in two feet of water. he sustained severe injuries to his leg and is now recovering in a hospital. pope francis celebrated three high profile holly w50d actors over the weekend. selma high yak, george clooney and richard gere. the actors are ambassadors for the vatican celebration for a program called schools that meet.
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arts. it's an event that they stress the importance of celebrity involvement saying they can transmit important values. well, let's take a look at the weather outside on this holiday. bon any snyder is here. good to see you. how is it shaping up? >> better than this weekend. still dealing with bonnie. no relationship to me. tropical storm five miles west has maximum winds at 30 miles per hour. we're still looking at a rain maker through the mid-atlantic and northeast. you can see the rain sweeping across cape hatteras. the storm is slowly on the move. look what's happening in new york city and into the city, philadelphia some heavy rain coming through. yes, that is related to bonnie. across the southern plains, there is a risk for severe weather. 2 million people at risk for severe thunderstorms. main threat will be large hail and damaging
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texas does not need the rain. we've certainly seen a lot of it. here's the forecast for memorial day looking a little stormy in the mid-atlantic. beautiful off to the west. temperatures in the 70s. the storms in texas and we'll see mild weather in the midwest. that's your national weather. now here's a closer look at the day ahead. temperatures in the 80s across much of the midwest looking good with rain though across the northeast and further westward we see rain across the central an northern plains. sunshine in the mountains. all right. and then they've got a bonnie looking out after a bonnie. >> it's happened before. every six years -- >> that's true. you're used to it? >> yes. >> be kind to us, bonnie. >> i will. veterans issues front and center for the presidential candidates. plus, incredible landslides caught on camming ra. we have those details straight ahead. head to toe. including your nails. introducing the amopé electronic nail care system.
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stage on this memorial day. when presumptive nominee donald trump addressed bikers at the annual rolling thunder presentation and when hillary clinton is with candidates. she'll be marching in the memorial day parade in chappaqua. traizy pots has the story. >> reporter: bernie sanders out in california doing a community event and donald trump off the public schedule today bspend memorial day with politics. politics focusing on veterans. donald trump promises they'll get better treatment than immigrants. >> thousands of people are dieing waiting in line to see a doctor. that is not going to happen anymore. >> reporter: the clintons march in their hometown parade on defense about her e-mail as supporters urge bernie sanders to read the handwriting on the
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that it's all but over. >> reporter: but sanders is fighting for california's primary one week from tomorrow. he's standing with farm workers. >> conditions exist today for our farm workers, the people who feed us that should not exist and have got to change. >> reporter: and chiding donald trump for backing out of a possible debate. trump's campaign chair now says they'll wait until clinton or sanders wins. >> when there's a democratic nominee mr. trump will debate whoever emerges from the system. >> reporter: he could face more competition this fall. libertarians just nominated former new mexico governor gary johnson and conservatives are promising, quoting here, an impressive independent with a strong team and a real chance. could that be rubio, could that be romney? some names being thrown around. could it be someone who splits the republican vote? you can imagine donald trump's response to that on twitter. he calls these conservatives behind the independent lht
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betty. >> he's not happy about that. we'll see. thank you, tracie. it was a deadly memorial day weekend in chicago. by early sunday a string of over two dozen shootings killed four people and injured 40. veronica lopez was shot and killed while riding in the passenger's seat of a car. the uptick in violence comes despite efforts by police to deploy thousands of additional officers. only five months into the year over 200 people have been killed in chicago. take a look at china. a landslide pummels down a mountain side right as a mini van and motorcycle drive by. lucky the passersby make a narrow escape from being buried alive. whew. so just ahead, a rookie takes the checkered flag at indy. you have to see this. and a hometown win for jordan spieth. sports is next. music: "pretty woman" with roy orbison ♪
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meanwhile, depp's movie "alice through the looking glass" was panned by critics but performed well. the movie came in second with $28 million far behind "x. men apocalyp apocalypse" with $69 million. tomorrow night is the premiere of "maya and marty." we have a preview. >> beyonce! >> maya rudolph and martin short had a blast teaming up with "saturday night live's" 40th anniversary. >> that was the gift that keeps on giving. >> they had never worked together before but snl's creator was struck by their chemistry. >> maya and me in charge of that section. >> very good. and working with him. >> so we were -- i know. that hooked on phonics. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> reporter: chemistry like that with performance. >> you are the sweetest ca
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. right now on "news 4 today," it is a rainy start as we pause and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. storm team 4 is tracking how showers will impact your plans. severe wsevere weather slam south and hundreds of cars and businesses are in high water. there honoring the fallen, the parades tens of thousands will take part in as we honor memorial day. good monday morning. i'm angie goff. >> and i'm molette green. we're starting the memorial day off with a little rain, a little
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much different from our weekend, right? >> the weekend was so promising the way it it started, but we only have to do it one more day, right? >> right. and last night we had the showers coming through and starting out this morning, we will be affected by the remnants of tropical storm bonnie which is now a depression. it will be slowly tracking along the carolina coast and then dissipate around hatteras. right now, a few sprinkles along 95 and shenandoah valley, so right now most of the metro area is dry temporarily. i have the timing on more rain on the way coming up. and outside of the georgetown waterfront, u.s. park police arresting this man after police say he dropped his gun while running down the street sunday night. moments before a patrol officer heard several shots go off
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k-street. this all happened in a busy area that is popular for outdoor dining in georgetown. witnesses told police that the suspect had a gun, no one was hurt. many will take part in memorial day events happening all across the country today. here is a look at major events happening in and around the nation's capital. this morning veterans will gather at the national world war ii memorial to remember the 400,000 service members lost. that's at 9:00 a.m. at 11:00, president obama will participate in the presidential armed forces full honor wreath laying ceremony at the team of the unknowns. he will also join ash carter for the 148th national mem orial da observance. people will place memorial makings on the graves. and also the national mall will 40es o
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in the country. for a complete diviguide to eve open our nbc washington app. ♪ tributes for those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country have been pouring in all weekend long. this was the scene last night as crowds gathered on the national mall for the national memorial day concert on the mall. it aired live on pbs. gary sinise and joe mondco-host. and another familiar sight this memorial day weekend, something that you probably heard around town, the rolling thunder. every year thousands of bikers ride d
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fallen soldiers and remembering those still missing in action. the rolling thunder ride began at the pentagon going over the memorial bridge and into the district sunday morning. we caught up with one man who won't let the memory of his father be forgotten. >> i found a film in the archives of my father as a prisoner. >> well, today thunder alley will be open from 9:00 until 5:00. virginia state police investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in arlington county sunday. they say a group of motorcyclists were traveling on ichlts 66 when they came upon stopped traffic. the victim was not able to brake in time and fell from his bike. he was wearing his helmet and later died at the hospital. investigators have not identified the victim. turning to decision 2016 now, presumptive republican nominee donald trump addressed the annual rolling thunder alley sunday. he spoke about a numb


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