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it's thursday, december 17th 17th, and coming up on "early today," a ramped up donald trump with a whole new beraush unleashed on his opponents. and will he be tried again? then, anythg but comarer as spain's prime minister is sucker and what's the federal government spending $1.1 trillion on. and much more on a busy thursday.
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and good morning everyone. i'm shannon mulaire.e. the heated race for the gop nomination has entered a new chapter. the larger battle between establishment and conservative now turning into smaller one on one fuds. donald trump yesterday, slammed several of his opponents as a rally and paid special attention to jeb bush and followed up on jimmy kimmel. >> do you think he's scared of you or justca scared in general? >> i think he's scared. he was supposed to be everyone thoughtry he was the odds on favorite and i defined him. i gave him this term, low energy. we do not need, in this country, low energy. >> but there is a bigger growing contest we're watching and for that we go to hally jackson.
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often national security and immigration.n. >> i have never supported legalization and i do not intend to support legalization. >> reporter: the counter punch aimed at part of the immigration reform he tried to pass in 2013, now a liability. do you regret having been a part of that process? >> no, i went to washington to make changes changes. i personally donot believe that it's good to have millions of people living here who can never become americans. >> a real good between you and mr. cruz. >> reporter: do you always -- the lead story in a state where he's campaigned less than ted
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>> i don't think anything is like the last five weeks before the iowa caucus. >> reporter: and while rubio still trails his republican iowa. in this race there's donald trump and everyone else. and big news on the democratic side of the raise starting the hillary clinton. yesterday, she earned an indorsement from one of the richest men in the world. warren buffett. he's an out spoken person about income inequality. she that's typically bernie sanders drea mitchell he'll lock up the biggest indorsement in hisisup
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the judgemp in the trial of baltimore police officer william porter declared a mistrial yesterday after a hung jury failed to reach a verdict. the case stems from the death of freddy gray during a ride in a police van they will meet to quote discuss a new trial date. a sentiment share would freddy grey's step father. >> we ask people to remain calm and patient because we're confident there will be another trial with a different jury. we're calm, you should be too. >> state prosecutor has refused to comment siting a court issued gag i order. they were not sequestered. porter, who pleaded not guilty to allui charges, is the first of six officers to be tried related to freddy gray's death and they
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other trials are expected to go. a few hundred mostly peacefuld protesters took to the streets after the announcement. at least two protesters were arrested. re nbc news has confirmed the bodies of the san bernardino terrorists were buried on tuesday after the bodies were released by authorities. meanwhile, the fbi is responding to poreports that malik posted jihad messages prior to her visa. >> reporter:r: it's been an urgent question, why did the u.s. government give tashfeen malik a fiance visa if she had been posting messages earlier. easy.ea she only sent emails and private communications to her fiance in
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>> we have found no evidence of posting on social media at that period of time and thereafter reflecting jihad and their martyrdom. >> reporter: he also said the fbi has found no indication that they were in direct contact with any terror organization or that they were part of a cell. still unanswered, what else were they planning. and the secretary of homeland security says he'll issue bulletins to describe the nation threat nation wide u without waiting for specific threats. future bulletins may advise people to expect longer screening lines at the super bowl or the s airport. that was pete williams reporting. president obama will be in san bernardino tomorrow with private meetings with thew
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terror attacks before continuing on to hawaiiti where he'll spend the holidays with his family.mi the obama administration has another emailio controversy on his hands. ash carter used his personal email account to conduct his business. the time sites white house and pentagon officials and copies of the piemails. it says carter continued using his personal accounts for at least two months after the scandal erupted over hillary clinton's use of email while secretary of state. and the white house released a statement that said in part d part . well, politics can get rough but things wel went a little far
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spanish prime minister yesterday. his campaign event was interrupted when a him in the side of his head. the 60-year-old prime minister was seen sporting a dark red mark on his face but a spokesman said he was not seriously injured. he later tweeted "i am fine" on the way to a rally. and we're getting a look at what's inside the $1.1 trillion spending bill expected to pass congress this week. nearly half is devoted to defense spending, including 11 $1/2 billion for military equipment. vice president joe biden will have a pay freeze. and an increase of 268 million from last year. and u.s. embassy security will receive a bump in funding.
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billions in tax breaks and makes permanent multiple tax credits including teachers who pay for school supply ies and tax credit. the house is set to vote on the measures separately. the senate will bundle the two together before accepteding it to president obama. all right, let's get a check of the weather with nbc meteorologist, bill karins. umbrella day for a lot of people on the east coast. this is literally just rain up and done wn the east coast. and no lightning strikes but there could be ea comas we go throughout the day. and to the north, a shield of light rain now all the way back up in southern ohio and most locations on the east coast are going to see the rain. by the time we get to the lunch hour, 1:00 p.m., steady rains from new york city to d.c. all
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portions of virginia. we'll start to clear out in areas of charlotte and atlanta. the rain from providence to hartford all the way to boston and northern new england will have a cold chilly rain. we're not expecting any problems with ice. most locations a half inch to an inch of rain. the only really cold winter like air, the dakotas will be cold, wyoming too, up into montana and minneapolis. now a closer look at your day ahead. well, you can see all the rain and along with it the warm temperatures. it's amazing to have this warm of a rain without any sunshine. still in the mid-60s in the carolinas and drenching the mideast and north atlantic through the second half of today. and we have to talk about
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christmas week for the eastern half of the country p. . >> a little turkey outdoors or whatever you cook on christmas. stay tuned for this. last night, jimmy kimmel live had another installment of celebrities reading mean tweets. here are some of the highlights. >> sean penn, you're dumb, rude, and full of far. >> elizabeth banks is a who. >> daniel radcliff is one of god's most unattractive creations since the aardvark. >> julianna marg leze is one of the finest ugly women i've seen. >> colin farrell sounds like depressed couch far. >> really? so there's that. thank you for your tweets, people.
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this is the first time in 35 years that a chicago police officer has been charged with first degree murder for an on duty fatality. and senate majority leader is calling on the senate to review the wire tapping authority of the nsa. it became limited after the u.s.a. freedom act earlier this year. and you may have seen this unbelievable video of a cyclist being struck head on by a train in poland. the cyclist was reportedly fined $180 for ignoring the lights. that is actually adding insult to injury. it is official, the federal reserve has raised interest rates for the first time since 2006, setting a settling economy. and the banks have already
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this morning on show "early today" rr, the save my life series continues with what you need to know if you're stranded in your vehicle during a winter storm. and a legend calls it quits. the most goals in international play for men or women. she walked off for the final time against china in the game's 71st minute. the 35-year-old called it a career as china wept on to win 1-0. she led the u.s. to a women's title and she is a six time u.s. soccer female athlete of the year.
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my sister was right. all right, now for some entertainment news. steven speel ielberg is coming home, universal studios. they announced a five year deal which is expected to release films every year. and chadwick has been tapped for the roll of thurgood marshal. netflix and hulu aren't streaming them and right now, only available for purchase in
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>> isn't that convenient for them? >> just happens to be. dwayne "the rock" johnson has a new pebble. he and his wife have a new baby. and michael jackson's thriller is the first album to go platinum 30 times. according to the music association of america. and a new kind of santa on jimmy fallon last night p . >> jimmy, i'm the new santa clause. >> what are you talking about. >> look, bru, the chris kringle we all grew up with is old and lame, looks like someone's weird grandpa. kids are demanding a newer, hipper, more badder santa clause, so, you're welcome. >> thank you. >> this is "early today." coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in
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