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zbljtsds. a deadly shooting at a synagogue sent shock waves even to israel. the president talk about the immigration and the potential rivals. could the fireworks be william barr refuses to testify this week? find out what walmart is doing to beat amazon in the battle for better delivery. and 90% of all movie tickets sold this weekend for "avengers
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end game" pulling in a whopping $1.2 billion. "early today" starts now. >> good morning. standing strong in the face of hate. one day after the shooting that killed a woman and injured three others, the community held a memorial for the victim. 60-year-old lori kay. she'll be laid to rest later today authorities say the suspected gunman, a 19-year-old, surrendered to police after opening fire on the final day of passover saturday. investigators believe he published a hate-filled letter before the attack to which the synagogue's rabbi had a powerful response. >> what he needs to know and what everyone needs to know, hating jews is hating humanity we are all humans. we are all created in god's image. and having hate in your heart will only destroy.
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nbc steve batt-- patterson the latest. >> reporter: a community standing strong. the gunman taking aim at worshippers packed in for a saturday service on the last day of passover. >> somebody was screaming, you know, hide yourself. shooting, shooting. we laid on the floor and started crawling toward the exit. >> reporter: inside acts of bravery. this 34-year-old scrambled to save safety. even after being shot in the leg. >> i hear, like, a bomb. i look up and somebody is standing with a gun like that and looking at me shot. his 8-year-old was hit by shrapnel. >> it was scary. it felt like a movie. you have to hide so you don't get shot and stuff. >> reporter: in the chaos, 60-year-old lori kay was shot and killed.
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rabbi goldstein among the injured. >> my granddaughter, 4 1/2 years old sees her grandpa with a bleeding hand and sees me screaming and shouting "get out." multiple law enforcement sources identifying the suspect 19-year-old john t earnest. an accomplished pianist and swimmer. he was studying to be a nurse. before the attack, police believe he published a hate-filled letter revealing a hatred for jews. >> we are a jewish nation that will stand tall. we will not let anyone or anything take us down. >> reporter: so certainly a community in mourning but together resolute refusing to live in fear. the suspect is being held on murder charges. authorities say after fleeing the scene, he called police for himself saying he had been involved in a shooting.
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his first court appearance is scheduled for wednesday. >> thank you. president trump is doubling down on immigration as the race for 2020 ramps up. during his weekend rally in green bay, he didn't shy away from the controversial proposal to send migrants to sanctuary cities. >> we're sending many of them to sanctuary cities. thank you very much. [ cheers and applause ] they are not too happy about it. i'm proud to tell you that was actually my sick idea. >> despite the comments, his own administration admitted it hasn't happened yet. and previously stated the plan is not feasible because of logistical issues. attorney general william barr is is scheduled to testify before a house committee this week, but now he's in a standoff over the terms of the hearing. tracie potts has the latest from washington. a few issues here they need to resolve before he shows up. >> reporter: exactly. he may be a know so according to
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senior democratic aids because they believe the justice department believes that democrats are changing the terms of his testimony. attorney general william barr is set to testify before the senate judiciary committee wednesday. that still is on. his appearance before the house judiciary committee thursday may not happen. democrats want to go behind closed doors to ask questions about what was blacked out of the mueller report on russian election interference. they want to lengthen questioning to 30 minutes per lawmaker and allow lawyers to grill mr. barr. a justice spokesperson said only lawmakers should. republicans call democrats abusive and illogical. >> the best person we can hear from is attorney general barr to find out why his summary a cliff notes version was different from the facts and why won't he release the unredacted report.
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>> reporter: the chair told cnn if barr doesn't show up, he'll issue a subpoena for the attorney general and use whatever means necessary to enforce it. democrats also want to hear from special counsel mueller. republicans are fed up. >> i'm not going to litigate it. i don't know how clear i can be, it's over for me. >> mueller left it to congress to determine if president trump obstructed justice. the attorney general decided to drop it but may not return to capitol hill to explain why. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. breaking news. one man is dead after a domestic dispute spills into the streets of austin. it all started when the husband drove the wrong way down 360. he plows into another car. that's when off camera the wife starts running away from the hus. she comes into frame and tries to get into another car. that's when he runs after her,
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picks her up, and they run out of frame. other drivers run to help the woman. authorities say canine dogs found him in the woods. police commanded him to drop his weapon then fired shots. the suspect later died at the hospital. the officer and the canine have been placed on leave while authorities investigate the shooting. two days after a construction crane came down in seattle killing four people, there's a new view of the affiliate. we have acquired exclusive dash cam video that may be difficult to watch. it shows the crane hitting the side of the building before fall ing to the ground in two pieces. molly hunter is in seattle. good morning, what more do we know? >> reporter: good morning to you.
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we're standing a at that busy intersection in downtown seattle. you see on the sixth floor the mangled metal. that's where the crane crashed thus. we're locking at what's left of that crane. the construction boom turned deadly saturday. >> crane collapsed on to five vehicles. >> reporter: photos shows a crane after it snapped and crashed to the ground from a six story building owned by google. >> i heard a sound that was like thunder. >> reporter: he and his dad shot video five minutes earlier. it was moving like it was swaying if in the wind. had a funny feeling she was going to fall. >> you can see the crane swaying in the wind. >> the next thing is, bang, down she came. >> reporter: two other people were dead by the time firefighters arrived. what is left from the crane is being removed from the building. and investigators now locking at what role the weather played with powerful wind gusts passing through the area at the time. google released a statement saying we're in communication with vulcan who are is manage ing the site and working with local authorities. vulcan says our deepest
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sympathies go out to the families who lost loved ones. seattle is going through a tech building boom there's more cranes here than anywhere else in america. by the last count, there were at least 60 across the city. >> molly, thank you. the nightmare for five men trapped in a cave is over. the men planned to spend the weekend inside cyclops cave, but got trapped because of heavy rains. the sixth man was able to get out safely and alert authorities. the rescue took several hours because of the tight spaces inside the cave. the owner of the cave says the men didn't ask for permission to enter the private property. the caves stretch for about nine miles. now to a $1.2 billion milestone worldwide. avengers scoring the biggest box office opening ever. cathy park promises no spoilers in the report. >> it's a super hero film. crushing records, avengers end
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game now the first film ever to soar past $1 billion in its day bow. 21 movies in the series led to this monumental moment. the excitement building for a year after its predecessor left us hanging. >> just the way it ended. >> any spoilers were highly discouraged. but that didn't stop lesean mccoy who tweeted the ending and became a social media villain. one person who read the tweet wrote, i'll be in my room crying. a marvel ending, but this weekend's ticket sales are just the beginning. >> to keep up with the demand, the movie has to play in 4600 theaters in the u.s. and canada. some locations have been pulling all nighters offering around the clock showings. >> thank you.
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bill karenings -- cairns is here. we have a lot of good tv and movies. it's snowing in areas from north dakota to northern minnesota. we have snow that will break out later on today in the areas of the rookies. you worry about the severe weather. isolated severe risk in areas of texas and northern portions of new mexico. how about the winter storm warnings from aspen to wyoming. you know it's a cruel end t,o a in california. there are concerns about flooding. temperatures today pretty warm. >> take a look at the week ahead forecast and most of the bad weather stuck in the middle of the country.
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>> we'll see what is next. thank you. a man in pushed a smart car 66 miles. the car had a driver inside to steer. the record setter took three-minute breaks every hour and refuelled with high calorie pills and sugar. the previous of was a man from poland who pushed it for 51.1 miles. just ahead, the powerful college commencement speech going viral and how congregations are taking security in their own hands after attacks like the one at a california synagogue. s i would e 'cuz i'm way too busy. who's got the time to chase around down dirt, dust and hair? so now, i use heavy duty swiffer sweeper and dusters. for hard-to-reach places, duster makes it easy to clean. it captures dust in one swipe. ha! gotcha! and sweeper heavy duty cloths lock away twice as much dirt and dust. it gets stuff deep in the grooves other tools can miss.
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members and friends but hadn't done so publicly. byu is a highly religion school owned by the church of jesus christ. they reversed a policy barring same sex couples from. baptizing their children. leading the news, a stark new reality for houses of worship in the wake of the synagogue shooting in southern california. tammy leitner has more on how some congregations are taking safety into their own hands. at miami's faith community baptist church, this pastor said you would never know some of this parishioners are armed off-duty police officers. >> they come like they come into worship. we believe in the element of surprise. >> one day after a san diego teen opened fire in a synagogue, the fear being felt by the faithful across the u.s. >> reporter: the message of hate all too familiar after deadly
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attacks in sri lanka, new zealand, and last year at a pittsburgh synagogue. >> reporter: are you concerned? >> incredibly? >> reporter: florida with the anti-deaf mission league said the shooting triggered a nationwide security advisory. >> people are feeling emboldened to speak and act matefully. >> reporter: it's prompting more faith-based security training. and at this tampa church -- >> i have my gun. knowing people here are packing, i feel good about it. >> reporter: a shift in religion as some worshippers are taking solis knowing armed security are ready to react. tammy leitner, nbc news. ♪ ♪
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in today's quick hits, 39 million americans can't afford a vacation this summer. that's according to an online survey by bankrate.com. that makes up 15% of the adult population. 44% cite everyday bills as the primary obstacle. the skacandinavian airline s cancelled more than 1200 flights scheduled for today and tomorrow after their pilots went on strike friday. so far the strike has impacted about 280,000 passengers.
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birthday parties are a common event for most people, but for homeless children it may be something they have never experienced. this 16-year-old decided to help the less fortunate, which is why she created a nonprofit called no birthday left behind. that throws birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters. she works at five shelters and hosted over 30 parties so far. if she's just 16, imagine how many parties and how many kids she's going to be making happy. >> a great cause. >> i imagine some corporations can get mind it. that's fantastic! your week ahead forecast. we're watching the storm move to the four corner region. rain in the areas from northern arizona too southern portions of california. the stormy weather is in the middle of the country by wednesday. wednesday the west coast looks good. thursday and friday mild and dry! stay with us on "early today."
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on this day in 1992, a jury acquitted four l.a. police officers. it was followed by rioting in l.a. that resulted in 55 deaths. angry mobs set scores of firing in the south central part of the city. there were so many blazes the fire department couldn't respond to all the calls. and just let some buildings burn to the ground.
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firemen reported people were shooting at them and two firefighters were wounded. looting broke out before police moved in and began rounding up suspects. >> on this day in 2011, millions of people descended on upon the royal wedding of william and kate. they celebrate their eighth anniversary. 24 hours after the release of taylor swift's "me" video became a huge success. >> it became the vevo video with the highest number of views within 24 hours of release with 65 million views. youtube confirmed she broke the record for highest solo and female artist for any music video on the streaming platform. she broke two records on amazon music for most first day streams and on demand requests with alexa. oprah helps a graduate from a school say yes to the dress. she shut down saks to find the perfect dress for the bride-to-be.
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along with two of her former students from the girls only academy. she shared a photo on instagram of their private shopping spree where the broid is is seen holding a $10,000 gown. she said i have known these girls since they were 12. kim kardashian is catching on the latest cbd craze with a cbd-theme baby shower for her fourth child. they got to make some of their own products and everything from oils and given massages. kardashian admitted she's been freaking out about the fourth baby and thought it was the perfect way to keep calm. even daughter northwest was there along with paris hilton and chrissy teigen. they are expecting their fourth baby via surrogate in may. a marathon running is a big deal, but try doing it dressed as big ben. the 30-year-old attempted a world record for the fastest
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he didn't fire at me. i yelled at him very loud. i have a very loud voice when i need to be loud. and us yelled at him. he looked at me and i must have scared him because he dropped his weapon and turned and ran away. >> one woman was killed and the rabbi injured during a the shooting at a california synagogue. detail this is morning on the tragedy. investigators are trying to determine what caused a crane to collapse in seattle killing four people. president trump rallies his base on immigration over the weekend as his attorney general threatens to not show up at a house hearing this week.

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