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about lazy unemployed black people and the president being a monkey. that's normal, right? fox news channel says that's normal. that i did not see coming. monkey. fox news channel said that's normal. did not see that coming. "first look" is up next. good wednesday morning. right now on "first look" lawmakers pass a bill that would bring backfiring squads to execute death row inmates. did hillary clinton's press conference raise more questions than answers. new details surrounding the mid-air collision. apologies from studio audience under fire over racist chants. then pope francis talks openly about the possibility of being assassinated. and the inspiring 95-year-old world record holder. good morning, thanks so much for waking with us happen i'm betty nguyen when we want to start with breaking news.
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a search-and-rescue mission are under way for seven marines. their helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise between pensacola and destin. in the meantime those could it be cruel and unusual punishment or just an alternate execution procedure? utah lawmakers voted yesterday to bring back the use of executions by firing squad. as long as legal injections are unavailable at least 30 days before the scheduled execution. the measure passed 18-10 and the sponsor of the bill spent 45 seconds explaining it. no one asked him any questions or asked to speak. the bill now goes to republican governor. he's not said whether he'll sign the measure. according to the death penalty information center there's been
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three execution by firing squad in the u.s. since 1976. despite hillary clinton's explanation for her use of private emails the controversy is your surroundeding the situation has not died down. clinton insists she followed the rules for keeping public documents but is now revealing she didn't keep thousands of messages she considered private. republicans are calling on her to turn over the server that hosted the emails. tracie potts is in washington following all of this for us. any chance she will hand over that severe? >> reporter: she didn't give any indication she would. she said the reason she decided to use the personal earn mail accounts instead of her because it was easier. one phone instead of two but in hindsight hillary clinton tells reporters she would separate her personal and work earn mail. >> i thought using one device would be simpler and obviously it hasn't worked out that way. >> reporter: she admits deleting
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tens of thousands of emails from her private server but insists that server was secure. >> it was on property guarded by the secret service and there were no security breaches. >> reporter: the top democrat who urged clinton to come out publicly satisfied. >> the important thing is she step forward and talked to people. and i think people will be reassured listening to it. >> reporter: the state department said again clinton did nothing illegal. >> recommendations, they are not regulations so it's not the law. >> reporter: republican critics are not satisfied that clinton decided what's personal and what's not. they want an independent investigation. they want the severe examined. the benghazi committee chair says he'll call her to testify at least twice. and clinton is still going to be answering a lot of questions about this as we go forward especially as we move into the campaign. the state department says when they go through those 55,000
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pages of documents they will post them online. >> thank you so much. we do appreciate that report. now later on the "today" show an exclusive interview with the republican leader who is calling for an independent investigation. that is senator rand paul. judge locked down and boarded up. overnight yellow caution tape surroundeding the fraternity house at the university of oklahoma, members were ordered to move out by 1:00 a.m. this morning after video surfaced showing members chanting racist slurs. meanwhile students protested across campus. also late last night the fraternity's leadership released a statement supporting the expulsion of the students. one member of the student parker rice was identified in the video. in a statement he said he had withdrawn from the university
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admitting he was deeply sorry for joining into the singing. protesters reacted at the rally last night. >> parker rice just got caught doing what a lot of other people do every day. i hope that he genuinely is apologetic and not apologetic because he got caught. >> the family of another member also released a statement. they said and he was good boy but made a horrible mistake. now this. new disturbing video has surfaced this time the house mother repeatedly singing a racial slur. now she said in a statement that she has friends of all real estates and does not tolerate any form of discrimination adding she was only singing along into a rap song. this morning there is new video of that air disaster in argentina. two helicopters seen flying side-by-side and then this moment of impact right there. one chopper suddenly swerves, it clips the other sending both crashing to the ground and in this video people can be seen
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running towards the wreckage. all ten people on board died including two french olympians. the passengers were taking part in a reality show. as for the helicopters officials say both were in good condition and both pilots were qualified and experienced. now to iraq and the fight for tikrit. [ gunshot ] iraqi forces have retain the town near tikrit, a huge military move. iraqi soldiers did it without the help of u.s.-led coalition. officials believe it's the final push to retake tikrit. saddam hussein's home town spent months in the grip of isis. the mission to get it back began last week. when you're a high-profile figure in a dangerous world threats to your life come with the territory. we know pope francis has been threatened before by isis in particular but now he's talking about it. he told a publication knees he
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might be assassinated and that he accepts it saying if fanatics want to kill him that's god's will. he had one request saying it doesn't hurt because i'm a real wimp when it comes to physical pain. so it was 2013's biggest hit song but now an l.a. jury says it's too similar to a tune in the '70s. that song was a marvin gaye hit back in 1977 called "got to give it up." their attorney has filed an immediate injunction to stop the sale of "blurred lines." >> i'm really just happy. i'm so filled with emotion right now that it's hard to get the words out. but this was a miracle. >> but it should be noted "blurred lines" earned more than
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$16 million in profit. >> let's get down to business. >> 80% of the world's retailers are falling short in make being sure their card payments are secure. most only upgrade their systems when they approach an annual compliance check. u.s. airlines are expecting a very busy spring and estimate nearly 135 million passengers will fly in march and april the most in seven years due to improving economy. to accommodate the demand airlines are increasing the number of available seats by 3%. facebook wants to hepatitisers find out what bland are talk. they will be able to filter topics.
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>> sports action nfl free agency frenzy is upon us. seahawks trade for tight end jimmy brand and a fourth round pick in exchange for max unger. so check out the reaction from the philadelphia "daily news" to the bold news. shred eagle. polls for the bradford deal victim of the latest chipper. now that he has his super bowl ring revus is returning to the jets. 39 million is guaranteed. revus celebrated on twitter, new york i'm coming home. kentucky undefeated basketball team has some company. women of princeton finish out their season undefeated after
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beating penn. miami beach's duane wade took on michele obama's challenge give me five. he posted this video showing five of his killer work outs. little league world series star knts to im continues to impress. she joined the harlem globetrotters and showed off some skills of her own. a 95-year-old man sets a new record in the 200 meter. he only started racing last year knocked a time of 54.95 seconds, .2 seconds faster than the previous record. he celebrated with a long nap in his hotel room. all right. just ahead the very latest breaking details on that military crash in florida. dramatic moments in south africa as a broader is robbed seconds
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. 13 minutes past the hour. we're back with more information on that breaking news we told you earlier. a statement from the director of public affairs at the air force base in florida. he confirms a search-and-rescue for four soldiers and seven marines at this hour after a helicopter accident last night. the helicopter and the air crew are assigned to the army national guard unit out of hammond, louisiana. debris was found a short time ago but no word on cause. it was dark and foggy at the time. all right. let's switch gears right now on a day when we're talking about 60 degree weather here in new york city a reminder of the lingering effects of winter. check this out. ice chunks some as big as small cars are washing ashore on the beach in cape cod. fishermen said the nearby harbor has been frozen for the last six
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weeks. that's crazy. >> ash couple of weeks ago we showed the slushy waves on cape cod. this is off the charts. i would love to go out there and take a look at that. there's some issues today. it will end up acbeautiful day. we have fog problems from dallas, cincinnati cleveland, pittsburgh, d.c. new york all the way up to boston. some of the worst of it is in southern new england where we had that dense snow pack. right now a third of a mile of visibility in hartford. pittsburgh a tenth of a mile. with the dense fog early the airports will start off slow. new york and d.c. airports will be slow. chicago and st. louis and dallas all possible delays. we have a rain athlete today, late developing. next storm to watch. heavy rain will spread through the gulf and through new england by saturday. over the next 48 and 24 hours mostly gulf areas. the big story is once we get rid
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of the fog is the warmth. 66 in d.c. today. 57 minneapolis. >> that's a good story. that's a welcomed story. thank you. it will soon be easier to pay off student loans. lenders have to have better repayment options. and more reasonable fees if you fall behind. changes kick in next year. >> loretta lynch's wait is almost over. she's waiting to be confirmed attorney general. the gop said a vote will happen next week. it will end a delay that that'sed over 100 delays. shaw denied his office targeted programs while serving as city manager in ferguson, missouri.
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a report showed racially targeted practices by ferguson police. in south africa a report certificate robbed on air. it happened seconds before his live report. you can see the men grabbing for his pockets. guys had no idea they were being filmed but made off with some camera. >> in colorado a man is arrested for certaining his own house on fire. why, you ask? well alleged payback on his cheating wife. the words my wife is a cheater were painted on the side of the house. >> definitely crazy. i can't imagine anybody that would try to hurt their family or themselves. >> so who is taking over the daley show? which demonstrate can defeat hillary clinton. did a letter to iran break the law? scrambled politics is next. 100% real milk just without the lactose. so you can drink all you want... ...with no discomfort? exactly. here, try some... mmm, it is real milk.
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he's got some game. "daily show" host jon stewart is talking politics in the april edition of "gq" magazine and when asked about former president bill clinton he said if he runs tomorrow he would win by a landslide. he said bill would beat his wife hillary. and no word who will replace jon stewart on the "daily show." most americans would like to see tina fey in the anchor chair. dennis miller is second followed by john oliver greg ferguson brian williams and chelsea handler. >> you get it faster. everybody gets it faster. >> is that the first lady's best oprah impersonation. she posted that video yesterday calling on students to sends in videos about how their school is filling out their free application for free student
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aid. the winning school will get a special visit from mrs. obama at graduation. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. coming up on 22 minutes past the hour let's bring in jonathan allen. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> you wrote a book about hillary clinton. you apparently know a little bit about her. she didn't reveal any bomb shells yesterday. so why did she even hold this press conference a lot sooner? >> there was one really unexpected piece of news there which is she deleted some of her personal e-mail. that's not something that had been disclosed before. she held the press conference mostly because there were people in her own party beginning to question her judgment on this that were beginning to question whether this would damage her campaign. she's obviously not announced yet but also running. but i think that's what she was trying to do was quell the up roar from democrats. she knows she won't win with the
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republicans. when democrats started to erode i think she felt she needed to put that back together. she probably handled that with yesterday's press conference. >> crypts naturally had their view on the press conference but you've studied her and done some research. did she come off very presidential during this press conference? >> you know i think yes in a way. that presidents have a tendency to look annoyed when being asked questions by the media that they don't think are legitimate. she came off presidential in that way. it's hard certainly in the middle of a scandal to look your best as a presidential candidate, you know scandal. there's no real smoking gun here. nobody knows of any bad e-mail or any misuse or abuse. i think, you know the question is the extent to which voters care whether there's one set of rules for hillary clinton and another set for everybody else. but i'm not sure the average
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voter cares what was in the e-mail. >> she started off the press conference by bringing up the 47 republicans and the letter to the iran. the gop letter may have been a bad idea. some say it might have broken through. what do you think about it? >> the law they are referring to is the logan act which says private citizens shouldn't talk to foreign countries directly. nobody has been prosecuted under the logan act and certainly united states states senators won't be. >> thanks so much. just ahead the dangers of golfing in florida. plus it's really really serious. we're talking zoolander crashes paris fashion week to make a huge announcement. floor mats... clear coats... >>you're getting warmer... leather seats... >>and this... my wife bought me that. get your credit swagger on.
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all right. look at this from wpt-tv channel 5 in west miami beach. massive gator spotted on a florida golf course. this dinosaur like alligator was spotted on the green. >> does that look real to you >> look at the tail on that thing. that's huge. in this morning's "l.a. times" new forecast boost likelihood of a mega quake in the next 30 years. the usgs said there's a 7% chance of an earthquake with magnitude of eight or higher hitting california in the next three decades. that's up from a 4.7% chance in the previous survey back in 2008. in entertainment news get excited zoolander fills. they revealed a zoolander ii is on its way. they made a surprise appearance at the very lenteva -- at the valentino
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show. >> i don't like zoolander movies. i'll say it right here. >> this is "first look" on msnbc. "way too early" starts now. >> as i understand it hillary clinton was using her private e-mail address. predictably the republicans are angry about her using her private e-mail address. they were screaming and yelling and hollering today and then they went back writing their open letter to iran. i think we have the actual letter that the senators are writing. there it is. can we get in as tight as you can the final paragraph. leapt me see what they are talking about. you must send this to five other rogue states in the next 24 hours or have bad luck for a year. >> did you see this front page.
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>> it's wednesday, march 11th. welcome to "way too early." >> she's all over the news. >> hillary clinton is facing even more questions this morning after breaking her silence about her use of a private e-mail account while serving as secretary of state. >> the united nations served as a backdrop yesterday for clinton's attempt to end the controversy ahead of her likely bid for the white house in 2016. as for the main question of why she only used mother-in-law e-mail account she says it was for convenience. >> when i got to work as secretary of state i opted for convenience to use my personal e-mail account which was allowed by the state department because i thought it would be's easier to carry just one account. looking back it would have been better if i simply use ad second e-mail account and carried a second phone but


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