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the floor and shielded their body with bullets. >> god sent me an angel, not just that night, but -- for the last two and a half years. he sent me an angel. >> reporter: emotions continue to spill over at makeshift memorials outside the theater. >> it becomes really real. i'm overwhelmed by the tragedy of all of this. >> reporter: they draw strength from hugs and being together, hope from the stories of the heroes like alex and survivors still fighting for their lives. christian bale, the star of the movie forever linked with the massacre spent time with survivors and first responders and we've learned that warner brothers, the studio that produced "the dark knight rises" donated substantially to a victim's fund which has already raised $2 million. jay gray, nbc news, aurora, colorado. since the colorado shootings, gun control advocates around the country have called toor more restrictions on sales
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of assault weapons and large amounts of ammunition. either in person or on the internet. however, in colorado, gun sales have increased since the shooting, with people seeking background checks to purchase weapons up by more than 40%. elsewhere the increasingly combative tone on the campaign trail has taken a toll on president obama and mitt romney. according to an nbc news/"wall street journal" follow that saw both candidates' negative ratings hit an all-time high. brian mooar joins you for more. >> reporter: the campaign has taken a negative turn, so has public opinion on both candidates. mitt romney accused the obama white house of leaking classified information for political gain. >> this conduct is contemptible. it betrays our national interests. >> reporter: president obama is accusing romney of being less than honest. >> he's been twisting my words around to suggest that i don't
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value small business. >> reporter: the mud-slinging in this presidential campaign has been early and often. and the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows both candidates are taking a hit. president obama is seen negatively by 43% of voters. that's his second-lowest number. romney fared slightly worse at 40%. his poorest number yet. rotors see the obama campaign as slightly more negative. >> he tried, you tried, it's okay to make a change. >> reporter: 46% of voters say they don't like mitt romney personally. only 31% say the same about the president. and that's even though romney is seen as the best to improve the economy by a seven-point margin. both campaigns have eased back on the attacks, but then again the conventions are just over a month away. lynn? >> thanks, here's your first
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look at other news going on around america today. in arizona, they don't call them flash floods for nothing. a couple near tucson captured these images of rushing waters that overtook a creek bed in seconds. recent wildfires have wiped out a good chunk of the land that would normally control the runoff. and in oklahoma, police had to use a robot to move and then blow up explosives found in a home in tulsa. officers, stumbled upon the catch after a routine traffic stop. they found a cannon with more than a dozen firearms and drugs. two people were arrested. to california, just incredible video that's just been released. it shows a killer whale attacking a trainer at the sea world resort in 2006. that trainer did survive. but it shows the man as you can see, fighting for eight minutes at times struggling with the whale under water. despite numerous injuries, that
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trainer still works at sea world. that is frightening to even watch. and in massachusetts, this is one big, bad lobster. a 21-pounder was caught off the coast of cape cod. where was i when this happened? but don't even think about putting on a bib, this big guy is headed for a new life at the new england aquarium in boston. he's not even going to be the record-breaker there. the aquarium once had a 35-pounder. known as lob-zilla. for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> i'm still not over this. >> we're both big lobster fans here. >> i'm not over the sea world video. >> that's stunning. >> i'm still shocked. >> snap back, we got weather to do. >> i understand, i've been to the shamu show, i didn't see anything like that. good morning, we're going it watch the same areas as
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yesterday for the heat. the thunderstorms are further north. yesterday we had the storms dive through chicago, today the northern plain, rolling through the dakotas and now it looks like duluth is getting hit hard. and the drought conditions in the northern plains aren't quite as bad as the central plains. we'll take the rain up through areas like minnesota and it looks like it's going to sweep through the northern half of wisconsin into the upper peninsula. we have a narrow line of showers and thunderstorms that are now moving from madison, wisconsin through rockford, and it looks like these will ever so slowly be approaching areas to the south of chicago. may even get a downpour in chicago. later this afternoon we'll get strong thunderstorms forming on a cold front going through minneapolis, back through areas like omaha, des moines, ames and the quad cities. and later on tonight, through chicago, and then through areas like detroit, possibly buffalo. erie and cleveland. now the heat continues today. and it looks like it spreads a little bit. down through tennessee, alabama,
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mississippi, into portions of georgia under heat advisories. but the worst of it by far once again, 100-degree heat from oklahoma city to wichita, back through kansas city, st. louis could be 106. thankfully it will cool off tomorrow. but hopefully this is it. i have a funny feeling this could be the end of our incredible summer heat. >> you went on record with that. >> i hope. >> that's dangerous. we all do. bill thanks so much. coming up. apple sours, netflix flops and whether you support it or not, same-sex marriage is good for business. your "first look" at business headlines is straight ahead. more late-inning heroics in philly and a dream team makes a statement in their final exhibition game before the olympics. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity...
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the nonpartisan congressional budget office says president obama's health care law will reduce rather than increase the nation's huge federal deficit over the next decade and republican legislation to repeal the overhaul would increase deficits. monsignor lynn, the first catholic church official accused of covering up sexual abuse by priests has been sentenced to princip prison. the judge says he enabled monsters to destroy the souls of children. sherman helmsly has died at age 74. police in texas say he was found at his home, there's no word yet on the cause of death. actor chad everett, the star of the '70s tv series, "medical center" has died of lung cancer as age 75. and archaeologists say they
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may have found the remains of the woman commonly thought to be the model of the "mona lisa" experts may be able to reconstruct the face and compare it to the picture. here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the "washington post" reports environmental groups are launching a campaign against republican lawmakers, they're calling the flat earth five. because they question greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources are transforming the earth's climate. the "huffington post" reports that the republicans in the house mistakenly confused the words employment and unemployment. that led house democrat nancy pelosi to joke, looks like they should stop harping about red tape and start looking for the white-out. "mother jones" reports conservative blogger wes riddle running for republican for texas
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said president obama secretly gave away several islands to russia and slavery was a net positive for blacks because now they've freedom in america. another texas congressman blasted arizona senator, john mccain, for criticizing michele bachmann for attacking a state department aide for alleged connections to muslim brotherhood. congressman louis gomert called mccain, numb nuts and former ar oar governor mike huckabee is throwing a bone to the chick-fil-a chain, telling people to eat there in opposition to same-sex marriage. and twitter mystery of mitt romney adding 140 foll,000 foll in two days. questions whether the romney camp purchased twitter bot fake
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followers. that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics. elsewhere last night on politics nation, vermont senator bernie sanders talked with host al sharpton about a report quoting economists saying the gop's plan to create jobs won't produce any jobs at all. >> it is worse today in america than at any time since 1928. last study i saw between 2010 and 2009, 93% of all new income went to the top 1%. middle class is shrinking. poverty is increasing. what is the republican solution? oh, let's give more tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country. the millionaires and the billionaires. and then let's cut programs that the middle class desperately need, social security, medicare, medicaid, education. that in a nutshell is the republican proposal. >> don't miss politics nation,
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weekdays, 6:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. here's your "first look" at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,617 after stumbling 104 points yesterday. the nasdaq sank 27. overseas trading, in tokyo, neat kay shot down 122 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng lost 25. bad news from apple after the bell was a fitting end to a dreary tuesday. apple tumbled in late trade after reporting a rare earnings and revenue slip. some of which was tied to pending sales of the new iphone 5, but could still weigh down tech stocks today. weak manufacturing data and more troubles for europe added to the day's cautious tone. corporate reports from u.p.s., whirlpool and at&t missed expectations. more layoffs at cisco drove the dow's third-straight triple-digit loss. and weak enrollment is forcing
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job cuts at devry, they plunged 25% on the news. netflix spiralled after warning it may have trouble reaching year-end goals for customers. on the bright side wall street welcomed chuy's to the nasdaq. the stock surged 16% in the first day of trade. overseas japan reported a $37 billion trade deficit for the first half of the year and toyota said it sold just shy of five million vehicles, which could put it on track to retake its title of the world's top automaker from general motors. state farm insurance has pulled its ad dollars from broadcasts of penn state football games in the wake of the sandusky sex abuse scandal. in a sad sign of the times after more than a century of publication, scholastic is discontinuing separate issues of "weekly reader." and finally it appears same-sex marriage has sparked an check boom for new york city.
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tourism officials say the big apple has raked in $259 million from one year of same-sex weddings. wellhe red sox stop a skid. the indians squeeze by and a first look at olympic gold. plus the 2012 dream team sends a message to the world's second-ranked team. your "first look" at sports is straight ahead. to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye-care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. [ male announcer ] ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now, that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. let's compare. germ party! eww! now the colgate total mouth.
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look," i'm lynn berry, in sports for two nights in a row, the philadelphia phillies have come back to win against the brewers after trailing late by three or four runs. >> good morning, the first half of the philly season was a major disappointment but for the second straight night they've given their fans a reason to smile. another game, another late-inning comeback in philadelphia. rallied from four runs database on monday and five runs down yesterday. carlos ruiz with a bases-loaded double. that clears the bases and ties the game 6-6. next batter, hunter pence with a flare over ricky's head. rangers and red sox tied 1-1, texas was an out and an inch away from getting out of the ninth. alex alves with a bloop single gets past andrews by the slimmest margin. in comes a go-ahead run, boston wins it 2-1. baseball, runner on third, aaron
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cunningham lays down the perfect bunt. safe at the plate. indians cage the tigers 3-. to chicago where the twins josh willingham hit two home runs against the white sox. unfortunately he was the only minnesota player that did anything, sox win big, 11-4. in london, team usa played their final exhibition game before the olympics. got off to a slow start against spain but carmelo anthony knocks down five three-pointers and finishes with 27 points. the americans pull away in the third quarter off the turnover. lebron james flies in for the dunk, the dream team wins 100-78, their first game of the olympics is sunday versus france. here's what they'll be playing for, the medals were unveiled yesterday, there will be about 2100 medals awarded, each with the emblem of the london games. the olympics start this friday with the opening ceremony on nbc. that's your "first look" at
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sports, i'm mario solis. for another look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has the weather channel forecast, for the east coast it is looking lovely i looked at the huge monitor standing behind me. >> you can go somewhere else for your weather. >> maybe sometimes i cheat kwon line. >> we are looking at a beautiful day. especially compared to yesterday with the heat and humidity. enjoy it from boston down to d.c. it looks like it's going to be perfect. thunderstorms to the northern great lakes, a very hot day from chicago to kansas city. the good news is that front will push down tomorrow. we'll finally cool you off in kansas city. no such luck, especially from oklahoma city to dallas. it looks like the heat wave is heading for dallas, it should be near 105 in dallas saturday and sunday. well coming up, the latest rumors on "american idol" judges and kate gosselin ready for love. and a new tv show. reports all is not well with
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welcome back to "first look," time for some entertainment news. now "american idol" has filled the diva chair, that was a big relief. so the next judge may have some country flavor. there's a report that shows that they're considering brad paisley who has performed on the show and recorded with "idol" most successful winner to date, carrie underwood. >> he's too nice, though. >> other reports say producers now leaning towards keeping last original judge, randy jackson and they're going to go back to
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the four-panel judge situation. that will be it for me then. >> not a fan. >> e online reports reality tv veteran kate gosselin has sign up to look for the new love of her life on a tv dating series. the show has yet find a network home. i don't know what to say about that. >> don't, leave it and let go. >> the blogosphere is burning up with the talk of the end of "twilight" couple, kristen stewart and robert pattinson. due to her carrying on of an alleged affair. according to the "us weekly" the 22-year-old was caught in a compromised photo of the married 41-year-old director of a film. stewart's source called the incident a fleeting moment that shouldn't have happened. >> so -- you've broken a lot of news for me today. first off i didn't realize they were a couple. and secondly she told me that becomes a vampire in the last movie. >> you've got to get with it. >> this is a big morning for me
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now. >> "way too early" is next. a new batch of nbc/"wall street journal" poll shows a tight national race with the president leading in the swing states that will decide this election. the question is, what if anything will break open the campaign as we turn for the stretch. reports this morning that syrian president, bashar al assad, has escalated the civil war in his country by using fighter jets now to bomb rebel positions. the question is, what are the united states and the west doing behind the scenes to put a stop to it? we'll have a live report. and alex rodriguez fractures his hand after getting drilled in the yankee game last night. the question is how long will he be out? it's "way too early" for this. ♪ ♪ good morning, and welcome back to olympic park in london's
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east end, where competition begins today with women's soccer, team usa with a big game against france up in glascow, scotland. i'm willie geist, this is another special edition of "way too early," the opening ceremony not until friday but the games begin in few hours in fact on msnbc. with the first of the women's soccer games. as you start to tune in to these games, i'll have another three olympic story lines for you this morning. that you'll need to have passing cocktail party knowledge of the olympics, including the 17-year-old swimmer who goes to high school in aurora, colorado and hopes to become the female michael phelps of these games. you'll meet her a little bit later in the show. also ahead, yesterday we slowed you will ferrell with letterman, today, his opponent in the new movie campaign, zach galafinakis gets equal time with dave. i want to know what you're doing up this hour, email me or tweet me, @williegeist1.
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we begin with news at home. the suspect in the aurora, colorado movie theater shooting that took place just after midnight last friday, remains in solitary confinement as prosecutors build their case against him. nbc news has confirmed now the alleged shooter registered on at least one dating site calling himself classic jim on he describes his most notable feature as his soul-penetrating eyes. he says he spends a lot of time thinking about the future and asks potential matches this question -- will you visit me in prison. yesterday, christian bale, the star of the new batman film, visited survivors of the theater shooting there in aurora, thanking medical staff and police who responded to the attack that left 12 dead and 58 injured. bale stopped bay makeshift memorial near the theater where the gunfire broke out. one of the victims is man named caleb medley, whose wife gave birth yesterday in the same hospital where caleb is recovering from a


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