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thanks, everybody, around this table for the conversation. before we go, quick programming note. tomorrow on "today," former basketball star dennis rodman speaks out about what? yes, his fascinating trip to north korea, if you can believe it. also, for this week's press pass conversation, i sat down with popular author of "the secret of happy families," bruce filer. very good advice for those of us with kids at home. you can watch it at if it's sunday, it's meet the press.
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very good monday new york you. right now on "first look." mississippi medical miracle. a baby born with hiv is cured of the virus. the latest on the florida sink hole that swallowed a man alive while he slept. can those massive washington cuts be here to stay. guitar legend jimmi hendrix has a new album out. good morning. doctors are calling it a game-changer in the fight against hiv. a baby with hiv is functionally cured with the disease that causes aids. she's now 2 1/2 years old. and has been off medication for about a year. if further studies show similar results in infants health
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experts are expected to recommend the treatment globally. >> if you could treat early enough before the virus can establish a formation, the pediatric model is the exact model. this has very important implications for hiv infection. we think it should be able to replicate this. >> in 2007, timothy brown became the first person believed to have recovered from hiv. his infection was cleared through a treatment of leukemia. the demolition of the florida home will be finished. most of the structure will be taken sunday. they need to see the entire sinkhole before deciding how to proceed. jeff bush disappeared when the
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sinkhole opened up. he's presumed dead. talks are still going on behind the scenes. those across the board budget spending cuts will be phased in over the next month. unless congress can work out a compromise. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there's no sign of compromise here in washington as week one as this tighter federal budget begins. as the reality of $85 billion in cuts settled in, washington still in a stalemate. >> i haven't heard a single senate republican said they would be willing to rise a dime in taxes. >> it's time to cut spending. >> reporter: the white house is banking on pressure from taxpayers feeling the pinch. >> our hope is that as more republicans start to see this pain in their own districts that they'll choose bipartisan compromise.
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>> reporter: behind the scenes, president obama is calling republicans he thinks may be willing to raise taxes if he can get government to cut medicare and social security. >> i'm not going to raise taxes to fix sequester. >> reporter: some see this as childish. >> when my budget gets tight, i stop spending. >> reporter: new this morning, we're getting word who heads the walmart foundation will be nominated by president obama to take over his office of management and budget. she would be taking over for jack lew who was just named treasury secretary. when elizabeth ii is in a london hospital this morning
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after being admitted for a stomach infection. we have an update on the queen's condition. >> reporter: buckingham palace puts a very positive spin on the queen's admission into that hospital yesterday for what officials are calling a precautionary measure to treat a boug bout of a stomach bug. she's in good spirits, though those who know her are probably feeling a bit annoyed by all of the fuss. this is uncharted territory for the queen, she maintains a extreme schedule of daily events. she hasn't been in the hospital for ten years. it's a measure of the esteem that many brits hold for their queen. many were stunned when they learned that she would be cancelling all of her
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appointments for the next week. a secondary infections are fairly common. it's easily treated by antibiotics. this morning, she'll be staying for another two days. we'll be watching that carefully. the nation is still holding its breath. >> all right, jim, we appreciate the update. thank you. here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. joe biden was in selma, alabama, to march in the annual bridge crossing. biden said there's been great progress on civil rights but the fight is not over. >> look, folks, here we are. 48 years after all you did, and we're still fighting?
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in 2011, '12 and '13? on the new updated list of top donors of president obama were will smith and wife jada pinkett smith. mitt romney's wife ann said that she did did consider appearing on "dancing with the stars," but she was not in top shape. she was glad because she didn't have to compete against former olympic skating star dorothy hamill. dennis rodman made friends with north korean's kim jong-un watching basketball game. >> he wanted to give president obama something to say. he wants president obama to call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. check this out, washington state lawmaker ed orcutt came up
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with a reason to pass bicycling law. according to science, he's completely wrong one study said that driving car produces ten times more co2 emissions than riding a bike. nbc meteorologist bill karins joins us now tracking the weather. another storm. >> the very unpopular -- >> why do you say that? >> who wants to hear about a snowstorm in the march. this morning the snowstorm is going to move across the country over the next 3 1/2, 4 days. it's already on its way. this is just the beginning of this storm, today the worst travel, north dakota and minnesota. and portions of iowa.
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temperatures are cold enough for snow to accumulate. winter storm watches in northern portions of virginia, including washington, d.c. and baltimore. an updated winter storm warning for the greater chicago area, this is the target zone of this storm as it makes its trek to the east coast. chicago, for all snow. lot more questions about how much snow is going to accumulate. it may mix with rain for coastal areas of virginia. this swath of snow. the white is three to six inches. widespread through minneapolis down through chicago. chicago, six to eight inches. a bull's eye near virginia. that's where the worst of the storm will be. the target time for the coastal flooding. veronic
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veronica, my first call snowfall graphics i'll bring that later. >> bill, we could never hate you. >> i didn't say hate, i said didn't like. coming up -- a nurse refusing to perform cpr on a patient. gunmakers posting big profits. plus, what's ahead for businesses on this first monday of march. we're back in 3. sorry. sore knee. blast of cold feels nice.
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good morning. welcome back. some stories making news now this morning. catholic cardinals meet today in rome to set a date for the conclave to elect the new pope. meanwhile cardinal keith o'brien apologizing for his past saek yal conduct saying that he has at times fallen below the standards of the priesthood. he stepped down last week and will not be voting in the conclave. in new york, funeral for a
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young couple killed in a car crash on their way to deliver their first baby. they were in a cab when a bmw sideswiped it. nurse is under fire for refusing to perform cpr an elderly patient. the patient later died. the nurse said that she was following policy. >> we can't do cpr. >> hand the phone to the passerby. >> no, no, it's not. >> anybody there can do cpr. give them the phone, please. >> i understand if your facility is not willing to do that. give the phone to that passerby or stranger.
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>> a statement released by the director of the home extends their sympathies to the patient's family. we'll see how the budget battle plays out on the street. were employees beginning to tighten the purse strings in february. smith and wesson expected to triple demand on fierce by stricter gun control legislation. closer to home, the las vegas sands is disputed points that its filings an admission to bribing foreign officials.
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and it looks like we and a lot of other people have been duped. nbc news has learned that a story that we told you last week about the woman selling the right to name her baby was actually a hoax to drum up publicity for a baby-naming website. four decades since his death, but rock legend jimi hendrix is still rolling out albums. it will be released tomorrow. coming up next in sports -- highlights and the latest headlines. plus, bobby rogers a founding member of the miracles, has died. responsible for such great hits "shop around" and "i second that emotion." he died sunday. ♪
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establishing his legacy? >> yes, and yes. the campaign disclosed over the weekend its biggest bundlers. these are people who are the people who get others to give big donations and i just looked at the number of people who gave, who raised more than $500,000 and i gave to the conclusion, even though hawaii has been making an overdict bid to try to land the presidential library that will be built after obama finishes the second term, they don't have big-money nucleus there to help make the case they should get there. so, i kind of thought it was another bit of proof that you kind of follow where the money is in these situations and there is that kind of not only political ties and family ties for making a library in the city but it also will have a support base and it is part -- when we talk about obama's legacy, part
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of what i think what he's trying to do early in his second term to try to take on these big issues. it doesn't any easier as he progresses in his term to get these issues done. >> lynn, we're out of time. so, nice to talk to you this morning. lynn sweet, of the chicago sun-times. other news -- we start today in washington state where a troop of girl scouts are left empty-handed. signature cook yeast destroyed when vandals poured paint on cases waiting to be sold. in boston, an i famous revolutionary vet was brought to life, the scene of the boston massacre played once more. crowds gathered to watch as some 100 participants watch in the
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streets. to the university of iowa, these girls seem little young to scrub in for surgery that's the idea. at this event for girls in science. they're able to explore their passion for medicine at this pretty young age. sports now. a big college basketball rivalry. michigan against michigan state. with seconds left on the clock, spartans cut it to a one-point margin. but they turned the ball over and the wolverines pulled out the 58-57 victory. purdue got some some great passing and upset number 17 wisconsin, 69-56. in the nba, late in the fourth quarter, lebron james steals a pass from the knicks and takes it all of the way to the hoop to score. the dog sled race is under way.
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1,000-mile trek across alaska in winter. the winner will get a new truck and over $50,000. former soccer player lauren sill berman was the first player to participate in the nfl scouting combine as a kicker, he injured her leg and she couldn't kick it properly. an amazing ending to a new york high school basketball game, new rochelle steals the pass and tries a half-court shot. it goes in. they advance in the state playoffs. very nice. now for another look at the weather here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with a weather channel forecast. >> that's a crazy ending. talk about crazy, the forecast around the washington, d.c., area over the next couple of days is going to be extremely difficult. a snowstorm can is coming in,
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this is our american computer mod else. this is from last night. this is what it was predicting. possibility of three to six inches. north and west of town into maryland, possibility of a foot of snow in those areas. coastal areas, primarily nothing. this is my first call forecast. we know that minneapolis and chicago three to six inches. >> thanks, bill. donald strikes down a former champ and heidi klum proves that america's got talent. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. s ] safe driving bonus check? what is that? so weird, right? my agent, tom, said... [ voice of dennis ] ...only allstate sends you a bonus check e maybe it's a misprint. ok. what i was trying... [ voice of dennis ] silence. ♪
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. these cuts will affect our military. our civil servants. federal construction projects. even grants to native americans. and i'm the one who has to tell these folks, young men, there's no need to feel down. young men, pick yourself off the ground. young men, just because your funding is down, there's no need to be unhappy. now for some more entertainment news, jack the giant slayer took the top spot at the box office this weekend. peter jackson's the hobbit had some better news, it


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