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ma coming up on "early today," and then there was one. >> as i suspend my campaign today, i have renewed faith, deeper faith that the lord will show me the way forward. and with that, donald trump becomes the republican party's presumptive nominee for president. a mass exodus from a fire in canada, tens of thousands fleeing as the wildfire burns out of control. plus the powerball jackpot to $500 million, star wars day in their own special day. "early today" starts now. good morning, everyone, i'm alex witt. donald trump is now the presumptive nominee for
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president, after ohio governor, john kasich, officially suspended his presidential campaign. >> i have always said that the lord has a purpose for me, as he has for everyone. and as i suspend my campaign today, i have renewed faith, deeper faith that the lord will show me the way forward. >> while there were some republican voters burning their registration cards in protest of trump's ascension, establishment spent the day by his side. john mccain, rob portman, susan collins, hailey barber, offering support to the presumptive nominee. however, two former presidents will sit out on the sidelines. former presidents bush 41 and 43, both republicans, say they will not participate in the upcoming election. since the first time since his
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own presidency, george h.w. bush will stay silent in the oval office. donald trump sat down with lester holt last night and said he stood by his statements on the ban on muslims. >> as you try to appeal to the entire country, do you stand by them? do you stand for example by the idea of a ban against foreign muslims coming here? >> i do. we have to be vigilant, strong. we have to see what's going on. there a big problem in the world. you look at germany, it's crime riddled right now. >> is that the first 100 days topic. >> it is an urgent problem in this country. i mean, san bernardino, you look at what happened in paris. >> on a self-funded presidential campaign. >> i don't know first of all about super pacs, i know people maybe like me and form a super pac, but i have nothing to do with it, as you know. i'm not allowed. we'll see what hams. as far as the campaign, i'm
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making decisions, but probably will work with the republican national committee, raise a lot of money and beat hillary. we're going to try to raise over $1 billion. the democrats will maybe get as high as $2 billion. but we want to raise up to 1 bltds, maybe over that. >> it is a surprising change from a candidate who beat his opponent for being behold en. trump has also said he started the vp process, but has yet to release names. he tells "the new york times" neurosurge neurosurgeon, ben carson will be part of the selection committee. former house speaker, newt gingrich said he was not counting on becoming trump's vp. it is very hard to turn down the president of the united states. john kasich's advisors say there is no way he would be on a ticket with trump. meanwhile, trump told fox news, rudy giuliani, chris christie
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would be possible on his cabinet. the wall with mexico would be designed, the immigration on muslims in place, the audit of the federal reserve would be underway, and plans to repeal the affordable care act would be in motion. all of this, as bombshell news on hillary clinton. a federal judge said it may be necessary to depose clinton regarding her personal e-mail server, over a freedom of information lawsuit regarding his close aide. the clinton camp responded with a statement, our focus remains on the independent review being conducted by the justice department. hillary clinton is long expressed her willingness to cooperate in that review in order to help them complete their wochlt we remain confident it will affirm nothing inappropriate took place. that news came as the hacker who is first exposing the private e-mail address makes a new claim. he says he also gained access to the former secretary of state's completely unsecured server.
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he exclusively told nbc, it was like an open orchid on the internet. hundreds of folders. he gave no proof to back up his claim and the review of the server showed no signs of hacking, according to a source familiar with the case. clinton press secretary blasted him, saying so we are surprised to believe he hacked clinton's email but decided against leaking any of that. yeah, right. clinton has maintained the server was not breached. on tuesday, she told andrea mitche mitchell that she had no knowledge of it. north carolina bathroom law, the u.s. justice department says it is a civil rights violation. hb-2 requires people use the restroom according to the gender of their birth. it has sparked protests throughout the death. the doj civil rights division sent a letter to the governor saying it blatantly
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discriminates against people on the basis of sex. doj says it is a practice of discrimination against transgender state employees. the governor has until monday to respond. if he refuses to change the law, north carolina could lose access to millions in federal dollars. the state is already reeling from the financial impact of the law, as a slew of performers have boycotted the state. president obama made his long awaited visit to flint, michigan, in front of a crowd of about 1,000. he called it a tragedy. he reassured angry residents that their frustration wasn't falling on deaf ears. >> that is why i'm here. to tell you directly that i see you, and i hear you. i also want to come here, though, to tell you that i've got your back. >> well, the president also drank some of the city's water.
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twice, in fact, to show it was safe to drink for most people. he was inspired to visit flint after having a letter from an 8-year-old girl that says the water smells like bleach and old fish. a state of emergency in canada, out of control wildfire, mass evacuations, already devowed an area bigger than manhattan. nbc's al migger. >> panic and chaos on the highway. families fleeing from their lives from for tt mcmurray, canada. exploding, out of control. >> get out of fort mcmurray in one piece. >> it was on dry forest, the blase so intense, it is generating its own weather. 1,600 homes and businesses torched. a hospital evacuated.
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the scene, apocalyptic. >> this fire is absolutely devastating. it's a loss on a scale that's hard for many of us to imagine. >> 200 firefighters are overwhelmed and losing ground. reenforcements arriving in the air. the military called in. for families that escaped the fire, now another disaster. gas stations are running out of fuel. lines are long and stores are running out of food. >> tens of thousands on the move. but so are the flames. a disaster, unfolding. the worst, may be yet to come. miguel almaguer, canada. you may want to buy a ticket for saturday's powerball drawing. saturday's top prize is now grown to an estimated $415 million. that is $269.7 million if you choose to take it in one lump sum.
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the odds are 1-292 million. do check out that amazing image of a lightening strike in texas. it was captured by an officer's body camera while assisting a motorist. it looks like it was just a little bit too close for comfort. can you believe that? >> it's a little erie. >> close enough, probably give him a shock and scare him. beam me up, scottie. >> yeah. >> alex, the west is almost as a miserable and dreary as the east. not quite, but at least it's a little warmer. we have two little storms that are sitting up here, upper level lows, california coastline, the most beautiful warmest weather will be in north dakota. so we still have our jet stream doing this really crazy big up to the top, coming down and back up and around. it's just pretty unusual weather pattern. called an omega block weather.
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we're moving things really slowly out there. showers in the east, any airport delays. midatlantic. forecast, showers, higher elevations, northern california, a lot of clouds, too. le temperatures in the 60s there. compared to the east, 40s and 50s. we have friday getting a little nicer in seattle, but unsettled in the rockies. a little warmth around boise, 85 degrees. good news for people on the west coast, as it will be improving for the weekend, for mom. >> oh, good for them. thank you, bill, for that.
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massive frozen food recall that affects all 50 states. details next. plus, details on prince's final hours. you're watching "early today." r. instantly quenches skin to keep it... ...supple and hydrated... ...after day. with hydrating hyaluronic acid, which retains up to 1000 times its weight... water. this refreshing water gel... plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin that bounces back. hydro boost... from neutrogena®. see what's possible.
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who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob. two weeks now since prince's untimely passing, and the cause of death still a mystery. as the investigation gross, new revelations coming to light. stephanie goss has details. >> the urgent call for help came the night before prince died. they reached out to dr. howard kornfeld, a drug addiction specialist in california. according to the doctor's minneapolis attorney. >> he said in a motion a plan to deal with a life-saving mission. he made an appointment with a local doctor for the next day, and sent his son, who is not an md, on an overnight flight to meet with the musician and discussion the family's
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california addiction clinic recovery without walls. according to the attorney, when andrew kornfeld was brought here to paisley park on the morning of april 21st, no one could find prince. they started searching. >> andrew heard the screams and went to the elevator, where he saw that prince was unconscious. >> andrew called 911. >> for medical paisley park. >> when investigators arrived, andrew handed over a drug to treat opioid addiction that he brought with him from california. it is joining the investigation into prince's death. stephanie goss, nbc news, minneapolis. long time utah senator bob bennett has died at the age of 82. he was a moderate republican and a vocal critical of his party's conservative wing. he was one of the first incumbentsoused in 2010. he died wednesday from complications of cancer and a recent stroke. make sure to check your
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freezer. crf frozen foods expanding its recall to more than 350 frozen fruit and vegetable products for potential listeria. all 50 states and canada offer the items from retailers including costco, walmart, trader joe's. california, the second state in the country to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. under the new law, anyone who gives tobacco to anyone under 21 can be found guilty of a miss demeanor. let's get down to business with landon. good morning. >> hi, alex. good morning to you. wall street looks to bounce back from a second day of losses on wednesday. stocks on the back of reports showing weaker than expected hiring in the private sector last month and a drop in worker activity was created on unemployment, head up tomorrow's key monthly jobs report. also, watch shares of tesla,
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they rose last night, reporting earnings that beat forecasts. making a bold promise to sell 500,000 cars a year by 2018. that's two years earlier than earlier projected. the ramp up is the eexciting lower priced tesla. youtube streaming tv service which could launch next year. it has been in talks with nbc universal, and skinny bundles, for less than $35 a month. >> thanks for that. johnny manziel turns himself in, and how many records did the cavs set last night. we're going to show you next, on "early today." where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is?
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times square there, but in sports, the cleveland cavaliers destroyed the hawks, led by a three-point shooting clinic. the cavs set a record for most threes in a half, with 18 shattering the old record of 12. led 74-38 at the break, and an nba record, including the regular season and playoffs, 25 threes. on the ice, pittsburgh and
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washington. patrick hornquist, getting to a 3-2 victory and 3-1 series lead. johnny manziel turned himself into authorities, in connection with a miss demeanor assault charge for hitting his then girlfriend, which he denies. booked and released on $1,500 bond. he'll appear in court later today. just ahead, everyone's flying sharks coming back. plus, an obama phone call. this one you're going to want to see. you're watching "early today." see me. don't stare at me. see me. see me. see me to know that psoriasis is just something that i have. i'm not contagious. see me to know that... ...i won't stop until i find what works. discover cosentyx, a different kind of medicine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. proven to help the majority of people find clear or almost clear skin. 8 out of 10 people saw 75% skin clearance at 3 months. while the majority saw 90% clearance.
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now for some entertainment news. a houston man suing justin bieber for $75,000 in damages. the man says he recorded the bieber's unsuccessfully drinking from a beer bong in april. he took the man's phone and smashed it. the man claims photos and important information was lost. his publicist has not commented. caitlyn jenner will appear on "sports illustrated" naked. the former olympian will grace the magazine's cover, only with an american flag and 1976 gold medal, the 40th anniversary of the winning. sci-fi, sharknado movie,
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stacey dash and married with children david faustino, and lori grinere. jimmy fallon, a call between donald trump and president obama. >> congratulations, you've just reached donald trump. >> donald, you called me. >> it doesn't matter. did you see the news? i'm now the republican president. come november, i'm going to be voted captain america. >> all right, congratulations on indiana. >> thank you. i love indiana. the birthplace of indiana oh, . i'm alex witt, and this is "early today." arly today." but grandma, we use charmin ultra soft
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leading the news on nbc u.s. army captain sues president obama saying he lacks authority to fight isis. captain nathan michael smith filed yesterday, claiming the president does not have congressional authority to fight isis iraq and syria. he supports the war, he wants president obama to ask for new authorization for the use of military force. also on nbc, washington cops chase down suspects with a real monkey on his back. after the suspect crashed his car, during the police chase, he tried to flee, but then returned to his vehicle what turned oh tout be, yeah, a live monkey there. as it turns out, it was the man's pet. he was taken into custody and his monkey was released to a family member.
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so yesterday was "star wars" day, also known as may the fourth be with you. even the president and first lady had a dance party with r 2 d 2 and "stormtrooper"s. hamilton's tickets, now this is awesome. can you imagine seeing this for free. he performed a song he wrote for "star wars," the force awakens, but then you recognize that guy, j.j. abrahams. ♪ ♪ >> oh, my gosh. that song will be able yesterday, for you all interested on itunes. >> that's why we like him. prince's daughter loves her
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new pet. she has acquired a hamster named marvin. second royal pet, because they have a cocker spaniel named loopo. check out this headline from the huffington post, the mustache cat, marriage proposals. 28-year-old police officer, from south carolina posted this photo, after he found a kitten under a dumpster, right before a flash flood. the photo quickly went viral, even inspiring the muss tutache the kitty. all the marriage proposals, because she loves herman. >> do you think he looks better or without the mustache? >> no comment. cute kitty, though. celebrating birthdays, adele turns 28, batman versus superman actor, and nbc anchor, brian williams, turning 57. happy birth to to all. keep it here for all the news, weather and sports.
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jose at the scene of a standoff involving a man standing on top of a v-t-a train. it's been going on for hours, and it could affect the train >>. >> live in san jose at scene of a standoff involving a man standing on top of a vta train. breaking fire breaks out at a vallejo home. this fire sent a child to the hospital with burn injuries. >> powerball dreams dashed for no. no winner means the $450 million jackpot continues to grow even more. "today in the bay" starts right now. a very good thursday morning to you. it's cinco de mayo. >> celebrate the children. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock.


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