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coming up on "early today," ted dropgs out as the donald becomes the likely nominee. but another bernie win is a thorn in hillary's side. the final hours up to prince's death. the military has identified the navy seal who was killed. already massive air bag recall gets bigger, and "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm dara brown. the world is waking up to the realization that donald trump has defeated 16 challengers to become the likely republican
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nominee. >> it's been some unbelievable day, and evening and year, and never have been through anything like this. but it's a beautiful thing to watch and a beautiful thing to be hold. we're going to make america great again. we're going to make america great. >> trouncing his republican owe pone nepts, the lead was enough to place him within just 200 delegates of the nomination. that brought ted cruz's campaign to a sudden and abrupt end. >> from the beginning, i've said that i would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. tonight, i'm sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed. >> some of cruz's supporters didn't take the news well. >> i've been working in the republican party for 32 years.
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i have always, always gotten behind whoever won. this is the first time ever, i will not be able to do that now. >> this morning, cruz will be waking up at home in houston, texas. not before accidentally elbowing his wife while suspending his campaign. he attacked donald trump, but trump quickly reversed his tone after his win, thanking cruz for a well-fought contest. >> just so understand, ted cruz, i don't know if he likes me or he doesn't like me, but he is one hell of a competitor. he is a tough, smart guy. he has an amazing future. he has got an amazing future. so i want to congratulate ted. >> the rnc chairman, reince priebus took to twitter. john kasich's campaign manager
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responded to that posting on twitter, quote, until someone has 1,237 bound delegates, there is no presumptive nominee. california, here we come. only kasich remains in the fight, only winning ohio, and under trump's belt, forcing a contested convention remain limited. issuing this statement. obviously the victory makes the road ahead more challenging. we'll continue to seek opportunities to oppose his nomination and draw a clear line between him and the values of the conservative cause. front pages across the country also mourning indiana's results. the new york daily news, an he will -- elephant in a coffin. john mccain said he would advise the republican nominee on foreign policy, if asked. mississippi governor and cruz backer, fill bryant said he
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would support trump calling for party unity. republican fight for the nomination is all but sealed. remarkably, it is the democratic contest still in flux. bernie sanders pulled off an up set in indiana, beating hillary clinton by single digits, after clinton largely abandoned the state last week. 45 new delegates to clinton's 38. while sanders gives his campaign new life, clinton is less than 200 delegates from clinching the democratic nomination. the clinton camp remains fixed on the general election, with the chair put og ut this statement. throughout this campaign, donald trump has demonstrated that he is too divisive to lead our nation. so much at stake, donald trump is too big ever a risk. hillary clinton has proven she has the strength to keep us safe in an uncertain world and a lifetime record of breaking down the barriers, economic and social that hold working families back. the campaign is fundraising off
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the likely nomination, donald trump is a presumptive gop nominee. chip in if you believe we can't let him become president. elizabeth warren had strong words. more enthusiasm of the kkk than leaders of the political party he now controls. with clinton and trump also assured to go against one another in the general election, it will be the first election in history that pits the most unlike able candidates against each other. donald trump will be with matt and savanna, special guest later this morning on "today" and you don't want to miss that. best selling author, ellis hennigan. good morning. >> good morning. >> big night. okay. this is a huge win for donald trump. let's talk about this. the people in indiana voted now. so is this what we're going to expect? is this what they want for the next president? >> seemingly, including people across the country. i mean, indiana really is the end of a wave. they didn't change any of the
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dynamic here. they just confirmed what we've seen is trump's republican party now. >> and you talk about confirmation, because we thought this could be ted cruz's last stand, but what a surprise. did you expect him to actually concede and step out of the race? >> no, i don't think many people thought that. listening to the boos and no, no, no. you know, we didn't expect it, because ted cruz said he would take it all the way to the convention. he believes in his view of america. he would push it as far as it went. but it turned out that train stopped last night. >> yeah, and then rather quickly. but cruz's supporters, we've heard from a few of the people on his team, saying, no, we don't know what we're going to do now. do you think that they're going to stick with the republican party? >> no, listen, we know that most republicans will end up supporting the nominee, but boy, ted cruz, some of the hard cut folks will have a tough time explaining some of the things they said. it was 12 hours ago that he was
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describing donald trump as a pathological liar, and that was one of the nicer things he said. >> yeah, there has been a lot of things they're not going to be able to take back. >> how do you swallow that? i don't know. >> i don't know, we'll see what today brings, right? let's talk about bernie sanders now. sweeping indiana. what will this do to the hillary clinton move snmt. >> it's a little bump in the road. the numbers are very much in her favor. almost as much as in the case of donald trump. but this was not part of the narrative that the hillary people were looking for. they wanted a nice, smooth glide to california and then on to philadelphia. >> yeah, but interesting enough, we might have a cruz -- sorry. a trump/clinton stand off, which is what people were expected. >> well, that's true. but you know what, we have never before had two less popular candidate force the were he is density of the united states. strange place to be, isn't it? >> very much so. ellis, thank you so much. >> great to see you.
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>> great to have you. we are learning more about u.s. navy seal killed in combat by an attack by isis fighters. identified as 31-year-old charles keating, iv, grandson of charles keating,, jr. charlie keating, a phoenix native seen with his fiancé, was a former student athlete where he ran track and cross-country. u.s. military officials said he was shot by isis terrorists north of mosul. all flights in the state flown at half staff today. he released a statement saying our state and nation are am mourning today over the u.s. serviceman and america's finest. latest on prince. prince died one day before he was scheduled to meet with a california doctor in an attempt to end an alleged addiction to painkillers. attorney to an attorney,
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nationally known expert in addiction treatment, the hopes were that he would go to california for long-term care. they arrived at his home to meet with him. prince's sister reportedly declined to comment when contacted about the report. prince's former attorney has denied any drug use. nbc news has not independently verified this report and the investigation into prince's death remains ongoing. well, now, time for a check of the weather with bill karins. good morning to you. >> good morning to be in the middle of the country. that's going to stay that way for the next couple of days. all right, a pattern has developed. we have our storm system off the west coast, plenty of clouds, periods of showers, drizzle, you can see the spotty showers on the radar. wider view, middle of the country, clear as can be. yesterday, 90 degrees in central canada. that's the warm air flowing right up to the north. east is very messy too. we call it an omega block,
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because the jet stream makes the greek letter of the omega. so storms on both coasts, that's why it will be this way for two or three days, and then slowly come out of it. airports delay likely there today. severe weather, already seen that near orlando and tampa, miami this afternoon. all the warm, beautiful weather, dallas to san antonio, minneapolis and even boise. the coast is not completely miserable. 72, sun and cloud mixture at time, of 64 in seattle. northern plain warm, still at 78. just about right on schedule for the 1 hundreds in if he.
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this morni "today," we'll go live to new orleans to check out the latest and greatest in drone technology at the largest drone convention gets underway. sports, we go to betty nguyen. good morning. >> good morning, dara. north of the border, miami, up three, 3.3 seconds remaining, eye on eagle with the call. >> half court, at the buzzer. lowry! >> can you believe it? that was his only three-pointer of the night. it sends the game into ot in the extra period. the heat once again up three. this time, dwayne wade able to come up with the steal. toronto now, check out the buzzer beater, 10:31 p.m., exactly one minute later -- >> he hit this is one, deep left
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field. >> how amazing is that. the blue jays do what the raptors could not, and that's win. the warriors still without star steph curry, down by as many as 17, trailed by 11. but they were able to rally in the 4th quarter, out scoring by 22. they win 110-99. in milwaukee, 93-year-old brewers fan, jeannie brandt, tossing out the first pitch. not too shabby. she must have been good luck, because the brewers won the game. maybe they'll have her back to do it again. dara, back to you. betty, thanks so much. just ahead, which famous comedian welcomed his ninth baby to the world. plus captain america brings a new game to the "tonight show". you're watching "early today." y" but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪
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one rock festival. three days in october. bob dylan, rolling stones, paul mccartney, the who, roger waters, all headlining desert trip. over this three-day festival, tickets go on sale monday and over $1,500 for a three-day standing pit pass. i don't know, i think that's a go. we should be there. havana streets welcomed van diesel, dr. strange, along with cuban stars for the premiere of fashion house. channel's 2016 cruise line. turned into a runway, highlighting cuba's status as a hot spot. michael strahan plans to exit "live". former giants chair will be abc late night host, jimmy kimmel.
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on the tonight show, he played a game of frozen blackjack with captain america himself, like regular blackjack, well, we'll let chris explain. >> the winner gets a pitcher of water. and let's be clear. >> oh, do you see this? do you see this? >> where is the funnel ending up. >> i should have made that clear. >> you're going to go down your pants, big guy. >> i hate this guy. i'm dara brown and this is "early today." quilted northern works so well people can forget
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their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy, who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob.
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leading the news in the "wall street journal," why nba players lie about their height. admitting he is shorter than advertised in some nba publications. some players lie to avoid seeming they have an advantage other others. variations are allowed because they don't have a standardized way of tracking height. in the new york times, the air bag recall is growing by 35 million, bringing the total amount of 63 million. regulators are expected to make the announcement as early as today. news conference was held yesterday regarding the disappear ran disappear ans of florida mother,
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they have not found evidence that a crime has occurred. 2016, teacher of the year, jahana hayes honored at the white house yesterday. president obama took the opportunity to thank teachers for their work. >> it's a good day with all of you guys here in washington to say thank you for the extraordinary work that teachers do all across the country. it's also, i guess, a pretty good day for substitute teachers. >> president obama is scheduled to travel to pliflint, michigan water crisis. he may meet with little miss flint, after writing him a letter on the effect of crisis on children. family of ducks went on an adventure of a lifetime in iowa. a mother deck built a nest just
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outside the school. school resources officers attempted to heard the birds, te ducklings could not fly yet. adorable cuteness. >> look at that. >> oh, goodness. that's got to be a dozen there. they eventually waddled out through the front doors. that's one of those great videos where it's funnier to watch the people herding them out. >> i think got a baker's dozen. >> you were quick on that. a look ahead. tonight's estimated powerball jacket, $348 million. $226.1 million if you take it in a lump sum. odds, 1 in 292 million. >> a chance. >> lance bass, 37 years old. will arnette, 46, and s nl cast
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we gave it everything we got, but the voters chose another path. >> ted cruz now off the path to the white house. the shakeup after indiana's dramatic primary puts donald trump squarely in the driver's seat. an overnight collision that lands a police officer in the hospital. it calls for people sprinting from the scene. plus. >> lots of minutes here. >> the monster jam on the ba


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