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it's either the fighting cheney clan or keep enzi. good tuesday morning, everybody. right now on "first look" after the storm moving forward and searching for survivors of those fierce midwest tornadoes. the dramatic 911 phone calls involving george zimmerman and his girlfriend. stocks on a tear as records continue to be shattered. toronto's mayor rob ford stripped by city council. monti python fans get ready for the dream of a lifetime. good morning i'm betty nguyen. we want to begin with breaking news overseas. two explosions have rocked the iranian embassy in beirut earlier today. at least 23 people were killed and 146 were wounded in the blast. iran's ambassador of not hurt
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but the country's cultural attache was killed. no word on who or what caused the blast. syrian rebels have threatened to targ target bashir al assad's allies. these give you a sense of how random these twisters were even with winds of 190 miles per hour, you can see a clear path of destruction. outside trees are standing and cars remaining in parked spaces. those images were from washington, illinois. where nbc's jay gray is at the latest. >> reporter: an eerie silence settled across the strike zone but that is i len will soon give way to families returning to sift through the splintered remainder of their lives.
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>> hard to look at. >> reporter: washington, illinois. the community ravaged by a massive twister that opened up a path five miles wide and a tenth of a mile long. >> people not in their homes. >> reporter: not nearly enough. every where you look it's impossible to escape the evidence of the tornado's fury and raw emotions of what some across the region have been through. >> i was waiting for it to bust through that wall at any second. >> and take you with it. >> yep. then just like that it was over. >> reporter: while the storms have passed the tragedy is still far from over. the clean up is only just beginning. >> we will recover. we will prevail over these tornadoes. >> reporter: signs of resilience so many will need as they begin the long and difficult recovery here.
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jay gray, nbc news, washington, illinois. well, with shouts of shame, toronto's scandal scarred mayor is stripped of most of his powers. he was caught on camera miming the act of drunk driving. later he charged across a crowded chamber knocking over a female. he later picked her up and apologized. he vowed revenge against anybody who voted against him. later he addressed drinking and drugs following his admission. >> i'm training every day. i haven't touched a drop of alcohol in three weeks. i don't do drugs. >> the last time you did drugs was? >> a year ago sometime. >> would it have been this incident with the crack >> probably, yes.
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i don't know exactly when it was. >> and amid all this drama he now has his own reality tv show. of course he does. airing on canada's sun news network, during the premier episode he said he refuses to take a drug test. on the "today" show matt lauer has a one on one interview. with rob ford. george zimmerman is under arrest for assault. zimmerman's girlfriend called police on wednesday saying he pointed a shotgun at her. >> he just broke my glass table, you just broke my sunglasses an you put your gun in my freaking face. >> samantha can be heard pleading with zimmerman to leave her home. she told the dispatcher he had a shotgun, an ar-15 and two hand
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guns. >> are you [ bleep ] me. he knows how to do this. >> zimmerman called 911 saying she has quote gone crazy on him. she told him she's pregnant with his child which she denied to authorities. >> i never pulled a firearm. i never displayed it. when i was packing it, i'm sure she saw it. i mean we keep it next to the bed. she broke the glass table because she threw something on it. i don't even know if it was mine or hers. >> monday's arrest is the latest woe for the former neighborhood watch volunteer. he and his estranged wife were involved in a domestic dispute in september. zimmerman was pulled over twice in the past few months for speeding. as you recall a jury acquitted him in july of the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. in washington there is fresh evidence of fallout from the bumpy rollout of obama care. president obama's approval rating has fallen to 42% in a
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new poll. one of the lowest points of his presidency. that's down six points in just a month and 13 points since the start of his second term. mr. obama is taking a hit personally, more than half of americans say he isn't a strong leader and exactly half find him dishonest and untrustworthy. all of this harkens back to promises you can keep your health plan if you liked it and other problems with obama care. a law 57% of americans now oppose. i want to give an update on that rare and deadly strain of meningitis at princeton university. this morning the school said it will make a vaccine available on campus. it has not been officially approved in the u.s. for use. the university said it's a move to stop the spread of the disease. seven cases have been confirmed since march. now let's get the latest in sports from richard lui.
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good morning to you, richard. >> good morning. monday night football, you got your monday's worth. for three quarters it was all panthers led by cam newton. then final quart, newton gets six points on this one. up by four. patriots trying to hit gronkowski. comes up short. interception. flag is thrown. this is the question, pass interference, holding, what do you think? >> don't know. >> refs are saying nada. controversial call. carolina upsets . >> mississippi girls basketball coach resigned after allegation he bit one of the player. >> i'm still trying to wrap my
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head around that. >> the girl was taken to hospital. her family not pressing charges in this. miami dolphins head coach said players are cooperating with the nfl investigation into bullying. the dolphins want the hearing delayed. it's set for this week for ritchie incognito who is fighting his indefinite suspension. i found some tape this week. look at this running back. >> he keeps running. >> he gets a dozen more yards. this player, amazing guy. >> did he practice that? did he really practice that >> just natural. >> lincoln beat southwest baptist. >> to the ball boy olympics duke against unc. run son, run. he gets out. he gets the bronze. no injuries. because we love this stuff our weekly gratuitous half-court shot at halftime for large amounts of green that net got that kid $20,000.
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>> 20 grand for that. >> i'm moving to oklahoma city. i'm going to do it. just like he did. i'm going troy. >> we'll have to see you practice. i want you to stake round. a lot more coming up, richard. i want to look at the weather with bill karins. >> i don't think richard can even reach the basket. let's talk about what's going to happen. everyone trying recover in illinois and indiana. they had a good day yesterday. today it looks nice too for some of the recovery effort there's. still going through a lot of the debris. as far as the week ahead it does not look as nice. a lot of those storms were near st. louis, southern illinois. st. louis forecast is pretty much the same for much of indiana and southern illinois. you can see the rain forecast and then it gets very cold this upcoming weekend. hopefully today they can get some work done out there. that big cold blast coming down, that cold air is up there in areas of northern canada, that
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by this upcoming weekend will encompass all of the lower 48, east of the rockies. frigid outbreak. >> did i see minus 11? >> that's in canada and coming this way. >> i'm try to brace myself for it. just ahead security video captures a tragic airline crash but a feud among the cheney sisters escalates to the former vice president and his wife. "first look" right here on msnbc. check it out.
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here's stories making news. former vice president dick cheney and his wife quote pand by the feud between daughters liz and mary over gay marriage. liz cheney and his wife slammed mary about tissue. liz cheney has said before gay marriage is an issue that she and her sister just disagree on. >> dramatic video showing the plane crash that killed 50 people in russia on sunday.
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the plane can be seen hitting the ground at almost a vertical angle. investigators said they recovered the plane's black boxes. five days after a man fell out of a plane in florida, police believe they may have found the body. while the medical examiner has yet to make a full report police say there's no evidence of foul play. nasa sent a new robotic explorer to mars on monday. the maven will answer the question why mars climate changed. oxford dictionary announced the word of the year is selfie, defined as a photograph that one has taken of one's self. it can usually be seen on social media sites. yeah. i know you have taken a selfie. we all have. now for your "first look" at business we turn to cnbc. >> let's take a look at those
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markets. futures right now higher after stocks lost steam on monday's session. traders focusing on comments from karl icahn and stocks could be in for a big drop but hard to predict short term moves. jpmorgan and the government is expected to announce terms of the mortgage settlement. $4 billion will go to consumers and to demolish homes in blighted neighborhoods. hyundai plans on selling a suv powered by a hydrogen fuel cell next year. it will be the first mass-produced hydrogen vehicle sold in the u.s. back to you. good morning. thank you so much. just ahead we'll break down the new poll numbers on obama care. did jfk assassin lee harvey oswald act "today" lone? find out what current administration officials think next. k all the sweet things your family loves
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. now here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. for the third time senate republicans blocked a judicial appointment from president obama. this time it was the nomination of robert wilkins to serve on the d.c. supreme court. the president railed against the move saying once again the senate is refusing to do their job. john edwards, remember him? he's returning to the job where he was thrust into the public spotlight and made a fortune practicing law.
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he is starting a new law firm along with his daughter kate. his political career was derailed by a sex scandal back during his 2008 campaign. a bill in michigan says it's time to cut the cord. it aims to eliminate land line phone service by 2017. the number of land line users in the state has dropped from 7 million in 2000 to just 2.5 million last year. education secretary arnie duncan regrets what he calls clumsy phrasing. on monday politico reported he said quote it's fascinating to me that some of the push back is coming from sort of white suburban moms who all of a sudden their child isn't as brilliant as they thought they were. he was referring to the critics of common core state standards being implemented in 45 states and d.c. the white house is staying mum on the conspiracy theory on the death of jfk. jay carney didn't say if
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president obama believed harvey oswald acted alone. secretary of state john kerry said recently he believed oswald had help. and talk about bragging rights, arizona congresswoman kristin sinema finished an "iron man" competition. she's the first sitting member of congress to complete the event. congratulations. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. right now we want to dig a little bit deeper into these presidential poll numbers. good morning to you. >> good morning. i hope you're having a better week than the president. >> these numbers some of the worst that he's seen in a long time. is obama care what's derailing this and is that going to be his defining issue? >> we don't cho the defining part yes but certainly what tissue is right now. you can understand. americans have gotten all the bad stuff, right? the frustration. >> the confusing stuff.
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>> i can't get on. i don't know what's going to happen. i'm getting a letter from my insurance company. >> aim cancelled, not cancelled. what's happening. >> americans haven't got any of the good stuff which is the chance to get on there and see whether we can save some money on our insurance, whether we'll have policies that don't have those onerous things in there. he's kind of in a bad place right now which is why they need to get that website done in a hurry. >> he's talking about all these things he wants to do to fix it. is there a quick fix or will he spend the rest of his term plugging up these holes? >> quick fix seems like it's tough. there's this deadline by the end of the month where they say at least 80% of can get on to those websites. don't count barack obama out yet. i know a lot of people say this is his katrina, the next three years is a mess. he's a very good campaigner. very good at connecting with people. he does have those campaign skills and they may come in
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handy. >> he's going to need them for sure. let's talk about somebody who need some campaign skills. i have to talk about toronto mayor rob ford. this guy lost most of his powers yesterday by the council vote and he is not quitting. he is vowing but calling it a war. can he make a come back or is he just delusional. >> have to get to the campaign button. rob ford in '14. at this point he has no power. he has no right to cut ribbons and kiss babies. baby kissing still freaks me out this early in the morning. >> and knock down council women. although he helped her up and apologized. designee said that was a mistake. he was rushing to safe his brother who was about to be -- listen. it seems at this point everyone in canada wants that guy to go away. and he's refusing. the law does seem to give him some rights to hang around. but it can't be fun being a mayor in toronto where you don't
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have any rights to do anything and all you can do is be the official mayor. designee says he'll push on so we'll see. okay thank you so much. >> rob ford in '14. >> i'll see if you wear that button. coming up kaurns cairns and richard lui for first buzz and why this adorable little guy is doing a happy dance. ♪ ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪
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all right. you python fans you can rejoice. the sun in britain is reporting the surviving original cast of the monti python flying circus will reunite after 30 years apart.
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a press conference will be held in the uk on thursday. i know you're excited about that. we're excited about this today. bill and richard are with me. bill you got a very interesting one about a possible show that we could be seeing. >> a lot of us caught the bachelor. well this is a little twist on the bachelorfeaturing jesse tyler ferguson. >> you don't say much. >> derrick, you accept this rose? >> adam, will you marry me? >> oh, my god. yes. yes, absolutely. i love you. >> get that you're trying to be progressive but this premise just doesn't seem to work. >> the spoof is the first-ever gay "bachelor." it all goes wrong. we should do this.
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>> the other shows are work. why not. >> i think it's a very, very good idea. here's something else that's a great idea. do you see a little baby dolphin in need especially if there's a plastic bag stuck on him. help him out. that's what some fishermen did in brazil. you see that plastic bag. they remove it from the cutest baby dolphin. pop it back in the ocean. and then he does a little happy dance. thank you. and richard, you have a survey, i guess, a new survey -- >> i won't put to you sleep. it's about coffee. >> is it good or bad. >> studies say it's good for you, studies say it's not. they talked to some nutritionists. the stuff that's not good is unfiltered coffee. the good stuff -- the good things about coffee if you drink one to three cups can help
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reduce your risk of diabetes, heart attacks and in some cases risk for cancer, and on top of that risk for developing depression. but stay away from the cream, sugar all that sort of stuff. >> that's why it's hot water for me. drink up. way too early starts right now. folks, remind me when i was watching with my brother when saddam attacked kuwait. president bush said i warn you, i warn you, i warn you, do not. if you think american politics is nasty, you guys have just attacked kuwait. >> okay. rob ford uses kuwait met forks
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slams into a woman in the city council chamber and oh, was stripped of all of his power. just an average day in toronto politics. on a much more serious note, george zimmerman in the news again for all the wrong reasons. we have the 911 call from his girlfriend that does not sound good. and while you were sleeping there was a classic football game that didn't have a classic ending. the controversial call that had tom brady cursing out the ref after the game. this is way too early the good morning, everybody. brian shactman. i have a confession. i stayed up and watched the whole game. the entire game. yeah. so don't judge. i'm fired up. got plenty of energy this morning but i did. we'll have highlights on that game later in sports but i want to get to some breaking news overnight because the death toll is rising after a pair of explosions yards away from

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