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wife and daughters, the prprident will lay a wreath at the memorial to jose mar tee, the cuban poet honored for his role in the fight for freedom from spain and later tre will be a visit from cuban president fidel castro where the president will be, quote, candid about areas of disagreement including human rights practices, but for many here, the topic isn't nearly as importa as the fact the two sides are talking again. yes, it's interesting that it's a historic trip and it's been 50 years without relations withhe north american government very third generation cab driver hopes the president will taka close look at the country she is so proud of. >> translator: i like that he gets to know our country, our story, our country, how beautiful it is.
can share it with everybody else. >> reporter: a beauty and culture hidden from most americans for more than 50 years. now understand there is still a trade embargo obviously and still a ban on tourist travel, though the borders seem to be opening a bit, betty. and there's a lot of excitement here in cuba, as you might imagine. many here on the streets believe this is a very first and important step in normalizing the relations between the two countries. back to you. >> definitely a history in the making. thank you so much. donald trump had harsh words when the cuban president was not at the airport to greet the prprident and hi family. >> president obama landed in cuba and the president who was ere for the pope and other dignitaries who come in, but he wasn't t ere for the president of the united states. i mean we are amateur hour,
and honestly, obama should have turned the plane aroundnd left. he slould. he should have said bye-bye. >> the white house has said today begins the official visit when he'll formally meet president obama. meanwhile the trump campaign stops are growing bigger and so is the violence. nbc's gaibbe gutierrez has more. >> one escorted out by bless. anotr repettedly punched and kicked by the cros. that protesters spoke with jacob rascon. >> this political movement has gotten to the point where you may get beaten to death at a rallll i just got my [ bleep ] kicked. >> reporter: trump's campaign
grabbed another by the collar. trump defended him. >> police were a littl bit lax and they had signs in that area. they were horrendous. >> reporter: last week a conservative reporter filed a police complaint accusing lewandowski of assault but he's not been charged. he once took a break from politics to work as a new hampshire state police officer. >> it's very unusual, unprecedent for a campaignh manager to be out in the crowd being involved in security. >> reporter: ted cruz campaigning in arizona. >> there is now only one campaign in a position to b bt donald trump and win the republican nomination. >> reporter: polls show h trails trump there and leads in utah, getting some unlikely support getting so-called establishment. john kasich betting on a contested convention. >> lab. nobody's going to the convention with enough gel dell gats. in the end, you know why i can
because i'll get picked in the fall. trump is expected to speak today and also john kasich and speaker paul ryan will deliver the keynote address. vice present joe biden addressed apec last night. he backed the iran nuclear deal saying iran is much further from obtain agnew clear weapon than theyeyere a year ago. hillary clinton is expected to deliver a speech this morning but democrat rival bernie sanderer who is jewish is not taking part due to his campaign schedule and the latest campaign fund-raising numbers are out, take a look. for a second month in a row, sanders raised more than clinton, $43.5 million compared to just over $30 million. however, sanders spent about $7 million more than clinton. at the starr of march, clinton had more in her war chest than sanders.
suspect may have been planning more violence. hope to learn more from him and the broer threat from isis in europe. nbc's keir simmons reports from brussels. >> reporter: salah aeslam may have been planning another attacking. >> the were ready to restart something from bustles and it's maybe the reality because i sad we have fallen on weapons. >> reporter: but it's his knowledge of the paris attack in last november that m be crucial. since salah abdeslam was discovered in this building in brussels, he has been talking, and there are many questions surrounding the attacks in paris that he could answer. the explosives used in the paris attacks, tp, require an experienced bomb maker. who was he and where is he. according to "the new york times," which said it has seen a police report, french
abdeslam and the logistics guy,y, so can he detail the original plan. while repor confirmed by nbc news reveal the suspected ring leader hid in bushes for three nights after the attacks. had something go wrong? ultimately he died during a paris police raid leashing abdeslam as the only known living terror cell. how much does he know. >> the fighters, they're extremely professional, and i don't see those people sharing all the information. >> reporter: abdeslam relied on a large network of friends to prosecutor said. the continuing and most urgent questions, how many more isis operatives are on the run in europe. ussels. now to a bizarre chase in southern minnesota. police were after an 11-year-old
took it on a joy ride. the police say he swiped it from a local contractor and led the police. it went an hour and a half. eventually the boy was stop and aid rested and taken to@the juvenile detention center. luckily no one was hurt flank. today is the first full day of spring. you wouldn't know it in parts of the northeast. brr. already. >> boston has no school. spring. you notice the spring is most heaviest in eastern portions of new england, the snow is over around delaware, d.c., wilmington. new york city has about an hour or two. but it's not thickening. all the ros, no issues. northward, that's where it's accumulating. east ward is where it's steady and then 95 up to bangor eventually is where the snoww will be.
the plows will be out here with up to8 to 10 inches of snow. bangor to portland, anywhere from 4 to 5 inches. boston, 2 to 4 on top of the 2 you already have and same for hartford. a little slippery, but not horrible. how about the cold. these are all freeze warnings kansas city, shreveport, across the state of tennessee. right now we're hovering in the mid-30s in these areas. this is where the flowers are out and a lot of tender vegetation could be damaged by the freeze. this afternoon we'll warm it up nicely in the south. that's a look at your national weather. so here's a closer look at your day ahead. by about noon boston will be all done. as far as temperaturess warming up after a cold morning in the south, we're going to warm it up nicely. 63 today in little rock. >> so is winter finally done? >> this is it. i think we're like okay.
cocoletely gone by wednesday or thursday. it will be 60 degrees. >> bring on the warmth and sunshine. thank you, bill. so why is a massive shipment of plutonium headed to the u.s. plus a jury awarded hulk hogan 150 million bucks in his sex tape trial. so why is e hulk headed back to court tard? court tard? that makes getting the lash look you want easy. so whether you choose ultra volume, super length, volume and length magnified, dramatic definition, or the ultimate all-in-one... the choice is yours. choose love a revolution in mascara. revlon. love is on. fact. there's an advil specially made for fast relief that goes to work in minutes. the only advil with a rapid release formula for rapid relief of tough pain. look for advil film-coated in the white box! relief doesn't get any faster than this.
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welcome back, everybody. two british ships have arrived in eastern japan to transport a shipment of plutonium to a u.s. gogornment facility in south carolina for storage. the shipment contains enough plutonium to make a dozen atomic bombs. it had been used for research purposes. the ship is equipped with naval guns to prevent attacks. a tell worker and security guard were shot. troopers arrived as their former fellow trooper was unloading
vehicle in exchange gunfire. the suspect was fatally wounded and died at the scene. today florida considers pubive damages against hulk hogan on the sex tape. they awarded him $150 million agreeing they provided a sex tape of him online. protesters say they're already working on an appeal. get ready. the newest attraction, the sky lied arrived this weekend and was hoisted up by a helicopter. it's part of the space renovation to the u.s. bank tower, the tallest building wt of the mississippi. riders with slitd 45 feet from the 79 floor to the 69 floor in an-inch and a quarter glasastube. no, sir, i'm going to pass on that one buchl the slide is going to open in june and i know a lot of people will be excited
>> gas prices are on the rise. a whopping 17 sends higher and a quarter of the past four weeks. the national average is $2.02. at popeyes, a teenager stopping for a job helped stop a robber. grabbed him with a bear hurricane as he was fleeing with cash. he surrendered the police and the teenager ended up getting that job. that's one way to do it. just ahead, a red header score. a goal, but not soccer. we're talking hockey. and the biggest comeback in the tournament. sheer madness. sheer madness. if you have allergy congestion, muddling through your morning is nothing new. .your nose is the only ing on your mind... ...and to get relief, anything is fair game. introducing rhinocort allergy spray from the maker of zyrtec . powerful relief from your most frustrating
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this morning on "today," how safe are the bridges you drive across every day. well, a surprising report may make you think twice about your morning commute. right now, though, id is truly march madness and college basketball. the texas a&m all but dead rallies, and this happens. fers. watson throws it into the hands of the other player. two seconds. looking for david on the post. he takes it, ties it at 83-83.
even possible with 44 seconds to go. >> their season was over with 44 seconds left in regulation and now they're on to the sweet 16 in anaheim. >> wow. okay. double o.t. and an incredible aggies comeback. good for them. to brooklyn steven a. austin brought a fight to the irish.h. they're down. >> switch, jackson, off the glass. august, no. >> they would hold on, 75-74. they'll face wisconsin on friday. to st. louis where he hit not onene but two three-pointers. the badgers rallied over xavier with a buzzer beater 66-63. the villanova wildcats will face miami on thursday.
32, maryland defeated hawaii, 72-60. it was syracuse, 75. middle tennessee state, 50. oklahoma, 85. cu, 81. and oregon, 59. st. joseph, 64. to the nhl, watch capitals jason chimera pulls out some soccer skills as he heads the puck intohe penguins' goal but they took the win with a 6-2 win. and the final round of the arnold palmer invitational, it was jason day who was the wire-to-wire champi. he won onene stroke ahead. just ahead, does a note from bruce springsteen get a kid out of teacher trouble? plus, did actor kevin stacy live up to his lucky charm status? you're watching "early today."ching "early today." and i'd like to... cut. so i'm gonna take this opportunity to d dect. thank you, we'll call you.
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than last year's see quiet "insurgent." bryan cranston has taken his portrayal of lyndon johnson to hbo. the movie "all the way" premiere premiered on saturday. amy made a bartender happy. she left a $1,000 tip on her $77 tab. edless to say the bar ternlds were overjoyed, you think? bruce springsteen helped a young man out with a tardy note. he got to go backstage while springsteen wrote a note he was backstage rocking and rolling. kevin stacy surprised son florida panthers fans saturday night. the actor became a good luck charm for the team after they ststting a running joke giving sweatshirts with spacey's face
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announcement yesterday after consulting with the iraqi government. this comes after a 27-year-old staff sergeant died saturday in an isis rocket attack and several others were injured. cardin is the first u.s. soldier to have been killed in iraq sinc october. and in "usa today," cubans arrested dozens of protesters. they broke up their weekly march. the group calls for improved human rights and is set to meet with president obama on tuesday. pope francis ushered in holy week yesterday in a solemn procession procession, an outdoor mass acacss st. peter's square. in his homily he abandoned his texts and talked about the indifference, indifference. eagle cam watchers everywhere.
second ee glet hatched at the arboretum. the prot and first lady have tched them over their eggs. they're theirst to nest in the airy in nearly 70 years. look at the eaglets. royal protocol request that the queen of england be addressed at her majesty. prince george prefers to call her gan-gan. i think he gets a pass there. the queen often leaves little gifts for the a great grandchildren whenever they stay with her. they call her gan-gan. her royal gan-gan. a wedding in minnesota redefined what it meant to be a flower girl over the weekend. four women all over 90 years old took up the task if their exercise 'eers big day. the bride says she has a special relationship with these women
wedding day without them. >> wow, that's a little different spin on a teacher/student relationship. >> that's true. but they made lovely flower girls. >> matching outfits. >> true. now here's a look ahead. can you believe we even only been tweeting for a decade? twitter is celebrating its tenth birthday. happy birthday to gran torino scott east wood. he's 40. rosie o'donnell is 54 as well.
>> and some here at home are calling it a disgrace. >> your time is 4:30. i am eric harryman. >> i am sheli muniz. >> we are watching this ever step of the way. for now, let's get you over to meteorologist, ryan phillips, for a look at the back-to-work forecast. >> spring break continues so don't let the rain showers throw you, and initially between now and 8:00 or 9:00, way could see a passing shower come through the metro area. live first alert doppler keeping the showers inland right now, and we have been dry for most of the night but we will get the line through. you see a line of clearing up the road from us, and that will kick in as we head towards midday and a lot more sunshine coming in. our temperatures still falling, 66 in oakland park and 69 in miami. we'll be down to 63, believe it
before sunrise we could see a stray shower. we will be mostly sunny later on, and a refreshing weather pattern kicking in first thing this morning. coming up on 4:32, our first check on traffic. kelly blanco back in action. >> i think i am healthy. thank u for starting off your workweek with us. i-95, your southbound and northbound lanes on northwest 54th street headed into the airport epressway or continuing on i-95 to hopn to 836. we had an accident on i-95 north 103rd street. that has cleared and you are dealing with a 12-minute ride from the golden glades to the airport expressway. expect a couple lanes to be