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producer will and courtesy of rick tyler, the press secretary for what truly is no ordinary presidential campaign. well played, sir. under pressure. international monetary fund chief dominique strauss-kahn resigns amid a sexual assault scandal. arnold's affair, new details on the former household employee and mistress that had arnold schwarzenegger's secret child. and going rogue, scientists discover a new class of free-floating starlet planets. hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc.
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today we begin with a letter of resignation. dominique straus-khan has stepped down as head of the international monetary fund as he remains jailed at new york's rikers island on sexual assault charges. the 62-year-old says he wants to devote all of his energy to battle the claim. this afternoon, he will have a hearing hoping to get released on $1 million cash bail on the condition he will remain in manhattan with an electronic monitoring device. meanwhile, police are combing the hotel suite where a maid claims the sexual assault took place for evidence. officials say they have removed a piece of carpet for dna testing. in an ominous reminder of osama bin laden, al qaeda has released a posthumous audio tape of the once most powerful terrorist praising the protests sweeping across the middle east. in it, bin laden predicts
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movements will blow over the entire muslim world. bin laden and his followers had hoped the collapse of those governments would lead to stricter adherence to their interpretation of islamic law. the recording, taped a week before his death, were released online. meanwhile, defense secretary robert gates said he saw no evidence that senior officials in pakistan were aware that bin laden was living right under their noses. though he admits, quote, somebody knew. he suggests it could have been retired or low level officials. last night on hardball, greg miller told chris matthews what he thinks secretary gates met when he referred to evidence they did that know where he was hiding. good they were able to pick up some chatter among senior level pakistani officials.
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and i think the intelligence community believes they were registering genuine surprise at what had happened and that if there had been some accomplice itity at that higher echelon of the government, you wouldn't have heard that. >> let me ask you about the news that in the journals that were kept by bin laden, they want a role in history obviously, that he was planning to kill barack obama. >> i have no doubt that that would have been one of his grandest ambitions. we don't have any evidence that he had gone anywhere with any plotting to that end, but this is a guy who spent so much of his time plotting these scenarioses in the last five or six years of his life where you don't have much evidence that these plots really went anywhere. >> be sure to watch hardball week nights at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc, the place for politics. we continue to learn more about the detail surrounding former california governor schwarzenegger's bombshell.
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nbc is confirming the identity of the household staffer involved. nbc's stephanie stanton has details. >> reporter: it was a shocking public confession by the former governor of california. arnold schwarzenegger admitted he fathered a child with a long time household staffer. nbc news reports that two sources close to the couple have identified the staff person as 50-year-old mildred baena. neighbors say she hasn't been seen since a day before the story broke. according to celebrity websites, the child, a boy, is now around 13 years old. as new of the betrayal hit, schwarzenegger's estranged wife, maria, was in chicago for a final taping of "the oprah winfrey show." >> clearly, she is determined to move forward, putting her family first and trying to heal. >> reporter: and while news of the paternity has hurt schwarzenegger's family and reputation, film critics say it's not likely to terminate his movie career.
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>> if arnold potentially wants to make another "terminator" movie, people will be interested and that will be a hot ticket. >> reporter: a hot ticket at a high price to a former governor and a family. here's a look at other news going on around america today. the national weather service confirmed an ef-twister hit philadelphia. witnesses say the rare small tornado tore through nearby structures, vanishing as quickly as it appears. no serious injuries were reported. also in pennsylvania, an accident made one highway look like the yellow brick road. a big mess occurred when a tractor trailer carrying 11 large paint containers overturned. hazmat crews spent the morning cleaning up the scene. in colorado, a few air force
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academy cadets are aiming high and low in an attempt to break the world record for largest dodge ball game. currently they have enough to break the record in canada. and finally tables were turned on a bear that wandered into a new mexico neighborhood. a pack of dogs chased the bear around the area until it was able to outrun them. officials later captured the animal after shooting it with a tranquilizer. that's intense. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. what do you think dogs would scare a bear, but -- >> back of dogs, no joke. i think i decided to change my philosophy. instead of usually we say 30% chance of rain, 20% chance of rain, now i'm going to say chance of sun. >> there you go. >> because that's the way it's been lately. we haven't had a lot of sunshine and it will continue in the
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northeasted ed and mid-atlantic. we're cresting today in vicksburg and on saturday we'll crest in natchez. these water levels will go up another twup he will, five, six inches at most. so almost and you the damage has already been done. and yesterday what a day it was. if you were in new york city, philadelphia, we showed you the pictures of that tornado that touched down, not just the storms that strong, the rain. these clouds held a lot of moisture. the raindrops were huge and when poured, it really poured. it was like living in florida. and now the rain has kicked a little further to the north. now it's up there from boston up into northern new england. the storm is slowly on the move. it's still lingering here over pennsylvania and the portions of the delmarva. as it moves to the north today, we should get more sunshine today in a few spots. also if you're joining us early this morning in kansas city, thunderstorms are rolling just
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to your south. lightning strikes on interstate 35. and later on today, we'll have severe weather outbreak. it will be a mini one, but right in tornado alley. so a few tornadoes are possible in kansas today, also oklahoma. so we'll have to watch wichita, oklahoma city late today. dallas i think the storms will be mostly off to your west. tomorrow is a better chance for storms for you. so as far as the forecast goes, today i think morning into the afternoon, good chance it's dry from d.c. to baltimore, philly, new york, but later this afternoon, those thunderstorms will pop up. it will be a little warmer with temperatures getting in to the 70s, but the humidity is pretty high, so when it rains, it will pour again. it will be mostly from hartford to boston to albany that the temperatures will be cooler and cloudy skies. we're beautiful in the southeast from atlanta to miami. and there's hose storms late today kansas city to dallas. unfortunately, on friday it's the same thing, but we're done with the all-day cloudy rainy
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period in the north atlantic. just afternoon storms. >> is the torrential down pours down, as well? >> no, those will occur. well, stocks make a comeback. linked in debut strong. and a final toast for madoff's victims. your first look at the business headlines is straight ahead. coming up, a marathon between the yankees and orioles and the heat get even with the bulls. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ female announcer ] sun damage is on the rise.
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stories making news this morning. president obama is expected to use a speech today on the middle east to adamantly defend sanctions on syria's president. the sanctions are the first time the u.s. has penalized syrian leaders for the crackdown on protesters that has killed 850
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people since march. the u.s. military says an afghan detained since 2007 has died in apparent suicide. he's the eighth prisoner to die there. to speed up the issuance of drilling permits. the measure came down to a 57-42 vote with five republicans voting against it. republicans say it would have lowered gas prices. democrats accuse republicans of not learning from the bp oil disaster. the hospital where gabrielle giffords had surgery on her skull yesterday says her recovery is going well following the operation. they used a plastic implant to close a hole in the congresswoman's skull that was damaged when she was shot in the head. and a new study finds that there's a new class of free flying rogue alien planets.
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by definition, a planet is something that orbits a star. now researchers have discovered there are planets that float through space without any known host star. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,560 after gaining 80 points yesterday. the s&p added 11 points the nasdaq rose 31. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei dropped 41 points. but in hong kong, the hang seng was up 152. stocks bounced back to snap a three-day losing streak yesterday. news that fed officials think the economy is on the right track fueled raw materials. oil rose back above $100 a barrel. meanwhile, dell's strong earnings drove economic optimism as businesses began buying computer hardware again. however, companies are cutting corners. office supply chain staples
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plunged 15% after reporting slow sales and lowered its full year forecast. investors have taken kodak's side in a patent battle with apple and research in motion. after the bell, limited brand said strong sales boosted its quarterly income. overseas, japan has fallen back into recession. the country's economy contracted sharply for a second straight quarter in the wake of recent disasters. back at home, u.s. officials are calling the world trade organization's ruling that airbus benefited from improper european subsidies a, quote, definitive victory. meanwhile, united airlines apologized for a computer glitch that reactivated the numbers of two planes that were hijacked on 9/11. linkedin is set to make its
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biggest debut since google at $45 a share today. an auction of ponzi scheme bernard madoff's liquor collection fetched $41,530 for his victims. a new study finds binge drinking could cause more than just a hangover. so keep those bottles they just bought closed. resrmers believe alcohol has a toxic effect on the region of the brain that's responsible for learning and memory. according to the study, college students who say they usually have five or more alcoholic drinks at a time scored lower on a verb learning test than those who don't. and it for more information, check out the health page at msnbc.com. well, the canucks clobber the sharks and the royals take to the 11th inning.
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welcome back. in sports, lebron james came through for the heat last night, situating the miami/chicago series with a pair of ones. here's fred roggin. good morning. after being blown out of game one, the miami heat responded
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game two in chicago. in the dying seconds to the first half, lual through up a prayer and it was answered. the bulls up seven. heat pulled even in the second. off the mad scramble. dwyane wade got the wild pull up. he had 34. lebron james closed it out. 9 of his 29 in the final quarter. heat tied the series with a win. the hometown canucks come alive in the third. vancouver beat san jose, 7-3. they lead that series, 2 games to none. marlin byrd stepped up and stepped out. a solo shot proved to be the game winner. cubs ended a three-game skid with a 7-5 win. jarrod saltalamacchia with a wall banger off the green monster. boston up, 1-0.
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jonathan papelbon came on with the save. red sox won it, 1-0. yanks and orioles, 15 innings. a triple into the gap. that scored a pair. yanks went at another and won a marathon 4-1 in 15. finally, royals and rangers. texas took the lead in the top of the ninth. eric holesberg tied it in the bottom. beltre, which he delivered, that brought in two. rangers won in a seesaw battle, 5-4 in 11. that's your early look at sports i'm fred roggin. i think everyone has the right to complain. it hasn't been a great spring. much of northern new england, central new england, all the way down through the mid-atlantic, many areas are above average for rain and below average for p its. and it just hasn't -- you know we're going to to flip a switch
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and it will go straight to summer. this morning we have rain from boston northwards up into vermont and new hampshire. that's where the heaviest of the rain is currently. what i like is it appears matter plan and delaware will get breaks of sunshine. and that means we won't see a day completely cloudy. we will get some breaks of sun. it will be warmer than it was yesterday in the mid-atlantic and then the storms will pop back out. so notice the temperatures first. we'll be in the mid-70s today from new york to philly to d.c. so that's warmer and that will spark the storms late this afternoon into early this evening. so you probably don't need the umbrella this morning, but you will later. and nothing changes for friday. southeast looks great. just mid-atlantic and new england, it's a struggle. >> that's an understatement. all right, thanks so much. meanwhile, the highly mocked hat that princess beatrice wore to
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the wedding is no joke. the has is up for bid at this your first look at entertainment is straight ahead.
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welcome back to "first look." last night, jimmy fallon paid homage to the day meant to celebrate families of all kinds before. >> today is national visit your relatives day. or as schwarzenegger put it, better make it two days. listen to this, maria shriver was at the taping of oprah's farewell spectacular last might in chicago. it was a little awkward because oprah was like everyone look under your seats and maria was
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like it's not another kid, is it? a woman in uhe it take was arrested after she traded an olive garden salad for cocaine. which explains olive garden's new slogan when you're here, you're lindsay lohan's family. it's the olive garden. mcdonald's said they want hair chicken sandwich to taste less italian which is why today they hired the head chef from the olive garden. >> come on, i wanted salad bread sticks. that's late night with jimmy fallon on your local nbc station. newlywed royals william and kate have taken a honeymoon fit for a king and queen. "us magazine" reports that their vacation costs $720,000. it includes 11 villas, a private
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butler and an open air bath filled with flowers. meanwhile, the highly mocked hat that princess beatrice wore to the wedding is no joke. the hat is up for bid at this point for $30,000. justin bieber fans helped propel him to the number three spot. oprah was knocked out of first place to second as her talk show wraps up. and at number one, lady gaga. she made a whooping $90 million and boasts over 10 million twitter followers. tuesday, fans nicknamed little monsters started camping out outside the building here at 30 rock in the pouring rain for her appearance on snl this saturday. last night i was getting out of my cab. torrential downpour.
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their little tents had pools of water. >> and on a sidewalk for about 96 hours just for a standby ticket. >> god bless them. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look." "way too early" starts right now. dominique strauss-kahn resigns as head of the international monetary fund just a few days after being arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid in new york city. the question is, whoever could have dreamed that the imf transition of power would have come from a cell on rikers island. we'll have a live report from paris. meanwhiles as the president railroadeds for a speech that will reinforce support for arab, defense secretary robert gates state publicly that, quote, somebody knew inside pakistan about the whereabouts of osama bin laden. the question is are we even pretending anymore that pakistan is a real ally. and lebron james and the heat stea

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