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the captured suspect in the paris terror attacks is squealing to authorities. we have new details ahead. plus, an 11-year-old joy ride aboard a cement mixer. yes, pains at the pump as prices skyrocket and fantastic finishes as march madness heads into the sweet 16. "early today" starts right now. well, good monday morning, everybody. thanks for waking up with us today. i'm betty nguyen. the president of the united states is waking up in cuba today. president obama is the first sitting president in 88 years to visit the country, a trip he hopes will be lasting part of his legacy, but there are still simmering tensions. nbc's jay gray is in havana with more. >> reporter: after visiting old havana yesterday including a visit to the cathedral with his
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president 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 there 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 important 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 with the north american government very third generation cab driver hopes the president will take a 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. it's a tourist attraction so he
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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 president and hi family. >> president obama landed in cuba and the president who was there for the pope and other dignitaries who come in, but he wasn't there for the president of the united states. i mean we are amateur hour, folks. amateur hor. and honestly, obama should have
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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. another repettedly punched and kicked by the crowds. that protesters spoke with jacob rascon. >> this political movement has gotten to the point where you may get beaten to death at a rally. i just got my [ bleep ] kicked. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski
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trump defended him. >> police were a little 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 campaign 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 beat donald trump and win the republican nomination. >> reporter: polls show he 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 get picked? because i'll get picked in the
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trump is expected to speak today and also john kasich and speaker paul ryan will deliver the keynote address. vice president joe biden addressed apec last night. he backed the iran nuclear deal saying iran is much further from obtain agnew clear weapon than they were a year ago. hillary clinton is expected to deliver a speech this morning but democrat rival bernie sanders 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. officials in belgium say the suspect may have been planning more violence.
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the broader threat from isis in europe. nbc's keir simmons reports from brussels. >> reporter: salah abdeslam may have been planning another attacking. >> they 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 may 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, tatp, 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 investigators describe salah abdeslam and the logistics guy,
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while reports 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 stay hidden, the belgium prosecutor said. the continuing and most urgent questions, how many more isis operatives are on the run in europe. keir simmons, nbc news, brussels. now to a bizarre chase in southern minnesota. police were after an 11-year-old boy who stole a cement truck and took it on a joy ride.
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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. some snow fell in some places already. >> boston has no school. snow day on this first monday of 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 roads, 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 snow will be. this is the additional snow ll fall.
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up to 8 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 temperatures 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. 've in boston, the snow will be completely gone by wednesday or thursday.
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>> 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 the 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. government facility in south carolina for storage. the shipment contains enough 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 money from a fare collection vehicle in exchange gunfire.
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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 west of the mississippi. riders with slitd 45 feet from the 79 floor to the 69 floor in an-inch and a quarter glass tube. 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 about that.
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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, it is truly march madness and college basketball. the texas a&m all but dead behind 12 point and 44 second, rallies, and this happens. >> a big time-out for the pan 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.
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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. 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 one but two three-pointers. the badgers rallied over xavier with a buzzer beater 66-63. the villanova wildcats will face miami on thursday. rounding out the round of
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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 into the 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 champion. he won one 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 direct. thank you, we'll call you. evening, film noir, smoke, atmosphere...
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"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. needless 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 starting a running joke giving sweatshirts with spacey's face floating in outer space. the spacey in space gag got his
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a spacey mask just like anyone else. can you imagine? >> to be at your own bobblehead night. >> and you take your mask off and it's kevin spacey and the crowd goes wild. all right. i'm betty nguyen and this is "early today." "early today." we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol . (clucking noises) everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny because only he brings delicious cadbury creme eggs.
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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 since 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 across st. peter's square. in his homily he abandoned his texts and talked about the indifference, indifference. eagle cam watchers everywhere. they rejoiced on sunday when a
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arboretum. the prot and first lady have watched them over their eggs. they're the first 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 and could not imagine her wedding day without them.
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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 4040 rosie o'donnell is 54 as well. i'm betty nguyen. thanks for watching "early
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obama in cuba. how day two of his historic visit could further u.s. and cuban relations. also an important meeting
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why they are fighting big business that could bring a lot of money into their neighborhood. and it could soon cost you a lot more to ride a bus. when you learn about a proposed fare increase. i'm ben thompson along side larry sprinkle. first a quick check of your forecast now that we are into spring. >> didn't feel like it yesterday did it? >> no it did not. >> 47 the high in charlotte. a little light rain move through overnight as you can see the streets not too bad. light traffic around here this morning. we'll keep an eye on that. nothing showing up now. a band of light showers. no issues out there. very light snow in the great smoky mountains. 38 hickory and 38 in salisbury.

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