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after 19 tornados reportedly touched down along the east coast yesterday. two people including a 2-year-old boy were found dead in waverly. they enacted a 7:00 p.m. curfew as first responders continue searching door to door for missing residents. the county associated with robert e. lee's surrender back to a post apocalyptic battle ground and turning entire neighborhoods to runlbble. this has already claimed the lives of four others in the south. the massive ef 3 tornado that hit pensacola, florida with winds topping out at 155 miles per hour, the strongest of the year. and one person said his neighborhood resemblees a war zone.
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new jersey are without power and thousands of flights have been canceled or delayed due to the storm. delta even brought pizza for frustrated hungry passengers after their flight was rerouted to syracuse. as new york city saw rain and heavy wind strong enough to blow over this tractor trailer on the george washington bridge. and a vehicle burst into flames. and meteorologist bill karins will join us in just a few minutes for the latest forecast. and donald trump continues to break into the evangelical base. on the indorsement front, trump got his first congressional backing from new york's collins who previously backed jeb bush. california's duncan hunter who
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a hearing said he would also support trump. >> but former gop nominee mitt romney warned that a quote blockbuster was on the way when trump released his tax returns. an issue that rankaled the governor in the 2010 bid. >> i think in donald trump's case it's likely to be a bomb shell. >> trump responded to romney's predikds prediction. >> why not just get them out there? >> i'll make a determination at the right time. i'm in no rush to do it. >> he also talked about picking up votes. >> i could win texas. i don't know that i will but i could win. that's the only state that i'm a little bit down. and i laugh at the pundits who say if you look at all the rest,
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>> and later he tweeted when ted cruz quits i'll get his supporters, no problem. and milania trump spoke about disagreeing with the donald. >> well, do i agree all the time with him? no. i don't. and i tell him that. i tell him my opinions. i tell him what i think. sometimes he listens, sometime he don't. >> a fascinating look at a very private potential first lady. and some of the latest polling out of ted cruz's home state has the senator an even neck in neck with trump. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is adding the flint water crisis to her platform, releasing a new ad. be sure to tune in to msnb later
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at 8:00 eastern, chris matthews talked to bernie sanders as part of the hardball college tour. don't miss it. and now dangerous side effects from those e-cigarette devices. >> reporter: a customer was simply stopping for snacks at a kentucky gas station when the security camera captured this startling moment. josh hamilton suffered second degree burns. he said the spare battery for his e-cigarette device exploded. it's the latest injury tied to electronic vapor products from oklahoma to california. doctors at harbor view medical center in seattle have seen five different patients in the past five months. >> it become as high powered rocket that can cause significant force and injury to the patient. >> reporter: the problem center
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that can over heat, especially if the wrong charger is used. the vaping assoc yagds says when charged and used under proper conditions, vapor products pose no more of a fire risk than cell phones and laptops. and employees tell customers don't carry the batteries in your pockets. >> sometimes it might touch the loose change or a key p.. i recommend carrying a battery case like this. >> reporter: advice to make sure people can vape without the fireworks. nbc news los angeles. a video purportedly made by isis supporters makes direct threats against facebook ceo mark zuckerberg and twitter ceo dorsey, in response to their recent efforts to remove posts
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it's the first public threat made against zuckerberg. the video, which has not been verified, was allegedly posted oen a social media site popular among isis supporters. it shows both ceos riddled with bullet holes p. sholes. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here with the latest on that severe weather going on. incredible. >> and obviously a deadly storm, the tornados and then just the amount of wind that this storm was producing is really incredible. now it is exiting ohio, head nothing to -- heading into canada. we've had a lot of wind damage reports, massachusetts. and a wind gust of 82 miles per hour. that is incredible. that's one of the strongest wind gusts ever recorded in the month
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that it has severe thunderstorms in february. it's been 19 years since there have been severe threats at night in massachusetts. and we only have on hour left and boston to cape, right down the coast towards port smith and we still have the snow side of the storm too. the snow is going to continue. especially in central and northern michigan. and additional snowfall will be in the higher elevations in the mountains of the appalachians. now a closer look at the day ahead. behind the storm system, temperatures are cold enough for the snow. temperatures only high today in the low 30s. nice day in areas of the rockies. that's where the warm air is going to be building in the days ahead.
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east coast will be talking about the winds at work today or school. >> and lots of accidents because of it too. major upsets in college sports. plus the battle over the supreme court heats up. details ahead, you're watching "early today." watching "early today." at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. at hillshire farm, there's a reason our slow roasted turkey taste so fresh seconds after carving, we not only seal every slice, we double seal it. the results are something to savor.
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be imminently qualified, and impeccable credentials. astronaut scott kelly due to return back to earth on tuesday. he's made a huge following after posting stunning photos of the earth from space on social media. kelly shared what he'll miss the most. >> the ability to press our limits with regards to exploration and discovery. i think it's been a privilege of being a part of that and it's something that i'm going to miss. >> by the time kelly returns, he will have travelled more than 143 million miles in space. and check out this high-speed chase that took place in southern california yesterday afternoon after cops try toedied to pull over this ford truck. the chase finally ended after dep ite deputies hit the truck and
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and you have to look at this cute photo of a polar bear playing a game of peekaboo at the detroit zoo. well, it was a dramatic day in the civil lawsuit brought by sports reporter, aaron andrews. she looked on in tears as her dad talked about her trauma after someone secretly filmed her at a hotel. nbc's morgan radferred has the details. >> reporter: an emotional day for aaron andrews, wiping away tears as her father describes her as a shell of the person she previously was. >> she's terrified, she's depressed. she's not the girl that we used to know. >> reporter: steve andrews, testifying on behalf of his daughter and her $75 million suit against the man convicted
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secretly filming her naked in her hotel room. >> she kept screaming i'm naked, i'm naked. >> reporter: michael barrett removed and altered the peep hole and then used a cell phone to record her naked. andrews' attorney called a hospitality expert to the stand. >> that's the cardinal sin is to give somebody's room number away or let them know they're staying there. >> he deceived, cunieved, stocked. >> reporter: mr. andrews believes someone needs to pay for what happened to his daughter. >> first time in mai life, as her father where i didn't know if she was safe or not. i feared for her life. well, let's get down to business now.
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and next to unranked wisconsin taking on iowa. and the badgers turned it on late and held on to hand eighth rank saided iowa their fourth lost. next we have legendary walton feeling rocky mountain high and a last second desperation three pointer for arizona at the buzzer. but no good and the buffalo fans stormed the court as colorado upset 75-72. in the nba, golden state behind, steph curry nails the go ahead three-pointer with 38 seconds to play. warriors held on for their 14th win in 15 games. and finally, progressesing nicely. that's tiger woods who's still recovering from back surgery posted along with this 13 second
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they're cautioning people to have a full understand ogof theing before they try it. and in alameda, california had to be quarantined yesterday after an employee became nauseous and dizzy after opening a suspicious powdackage containing a powdery substance. it was sent to a lab for further testing. and check out this surveillance video showing robbers in southeast texas smashing a ford pick up truck into a store on monday. three men then ran inside, slipping on broken glass but they made off with a whole atm. police are still searching for the suspects. and facebook has rolled out newemoej emojisemojis.
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i'm dara brown now at 4:30, cleaning up that process begins today. after strong winds and rain pummeled the charlotte area. you won't believe how many people are still in the dark this morning. you can't just take care of it yourself by running up to the local pharmacy. >> plus superlife. how parents and students are trying to battle the bug. and presidential visit. good morning, i'm rachel rollar alongside larry sprinkle. thanks so much for joining us at 4:30 this morning. the day's top stories are coming up but first, larry has the forecast and boy is it dependent yesterday. >> a lot better than yesterday. things have calmed down and still a little bit breezy but otherwise it's okay out this. not a lot of traffic out there. and certainly not the issues that we saw yesterday with all the severe weather. first warn doppler radar we've got the wider view to show you all of north and south
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the only -- you want to call it issue would be some snow showers but they need that in the mountains for some skiing up there. snow showers in the high country and cooler temperatures around the area today. at 41 gastonia and 29 at boone area and wadesboro 43 and rockingham in the low 40s as well. winds out there about 17 miles an hour. and the queensy. 19 monroe and gusting to 38, 45 miles an hour at boone. so still breezy but certainly not the high winds that we saw yesterday across the area. snow likely in the mountains and winds up around 35 miles an hour. mid 30s for high temperatures in the foothills cooler and breezy. upper 40s and for the charlotte metro area, rather than the low 70s, we saw yesterday, right around 55 degrees but it will be a mainly sunny day today. that's your first warn forecast this morning. rachel? thank you. breaking news from iredell county where a house fire broke out overnight. right now five people including a child are getting help from the red cross.


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