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this morning on "early today," tough sell. president obama calls on israel to hand over significant portions of land to the palestinians. on hold, former governor arnold schwarzenegger puts the brakes on his movie career after admitting he fathered a child with a former staffer. and flesh wound, things go awry when the centers for disease control offers tips ono surviving a zombie apocalypse. hello and good morning.
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i'm lynn berry. today with begin with tense talks. president obama will sit down with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today. the topic of peace in the middle east is sure to take on a different tone now that the president has embraced palestinian terms for drawing borders with israel. tracie potts is in washington for us with more on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: hi there, lynn. they are expected to spend three hours together today. he backed a two-state solution >> the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized borders are
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established for both states. >> if he will try too strongly to satisfy obama he will find himself with no government home. so he knows what are his red lines. >> key issues are israel's defense and settlements which israel is expending. >> the dream of a jewish and democratic state cannot be fulfilled. >> so far we have not seen the palestinians ready for it. >> u.s. made commitments in 2004 allowing occupation nearly four decades ago. lynn?
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>> tracie potts there for us in washington, thank you. dominique strauss-kahn is set to be released from a new york prison today, but not without strict conditions. thursday, a judge agreed to a bail agreement after the former head of the international monetary fund was indicted by a grand jury. nbc's michelle franzen has the details. >> reporter: bail granted. at a hearing, a judge ordered dominique strauss-kahn be released on $1 million and confined to home detention at a new york city apartment strauss-kahn's wife recently rented. the defense attorney arguing that their client would not fly to france. >> he would be equipped with an electronic monitoring device on his body that would have video cameras as well as an armed monitor at the entrance and exit of the facility. >> reporter: prosecutors tried to argue strauss-kahn was a flight risk and told the court a grand jury formerly indicted the 62-year-old on seven counts, including attempted rape and sex abuse. >> a grand jury has herd
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evidence in this case and has voted that there is reasonable cause to support these charges. >> reporter: but after a short recess, the judge ruled and strauss-kahn was set free. the 62-year-old is charged with attempted rape, sex abuse and other violent sex crimes. he's accused of sexually abusing assaulting a maid inside his hotel suite in midtown manhattan last weekend. strauss-kahn will soon be released from riker island, but trading his jumpsuit and close the sized cell for the comforts of home, but still faces an uphill court battle to clear his name. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. elsewhere, the fallout from arnold schwarzenegger's admitted affair with a former housekeeper continues. he told his agents to put the brakes on all deals in the works for his hollywood come back. days after admitting he fathered a child with a staffer, he announced through his attorney all projects, including "cry macho" and the "terminator" franchise are now on hold.
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this as wife maria shriver takes what could be the first step towards ending their marriage. "people" magazine says she's hired top divorce attorney laura wasser. but a source says she's still unsure if she wants to end the 25-year union. now here's a look at other stories making news early today in america. >> this is tough to watch. in arizona a woman and a child were het by an suv in a crosswalk. they appeared to be out of the driver's crew and popped out as the light turned green. the two suffered minor injuries and the driver was cleared of wrong doing because the mother tried to cross too late. a bizarre chain of events was captured on a south carolina police dash cam. during a traffic stop, an officer scuffled with a suspect who managed to jump into the police cruiser and then take
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off. the suspect blew three red lights and drove into oncoming traffic before a violent crash ended his wild ride. the suspect broke his leg and later said he had taken crack cocaine. >> one couple in iowa planned to say i-do dressed as characters of a classic video game. he will wear the signature super mario's overalls. they have collected an aor thement of props for the day. now for a look at the national and regional weather. bill karins with the weather.
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don't drag me down with you. >> yesterday the big drama was there we hit 70 degrees ? it will be nice to get to the 70s for once. portland and medford was nice flt we have one more chance today. the clouds are going to blow in. it will be in the 60s over the weekend in seattle. today i think we will do it. high pressure is going to move away and there will be high clouds late in the day. 70 in seattle. it is about time. should be beautiful. much of the interior. it is getting pretty nice in dae
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in the spring. 80 in sack pramento today, enjo. >> it is hard to be better than today. today is one of the best days ever. >> it better hit 80 in seattle. >> come on. >> it is all on you, bill. linked in looks up. and yet another business deal for lady gaga. looking to steal away some big box office gold. >> coming up, a win for the thunder and giambi turns back the clock. you are watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. the fbi wants the dna of the so-called unabomber ted kaczynski for its investigation into the still unsolved tylenol
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killings. in 1982, seven people died after taking pills from tylenol bottles laced with cyanide. a lawyer for the unibomber who is serving a life sentence for his attacks that killed three, said the dna is wanted to rule him out as a suspect. in peshawar, a pakistani bystander died while several americans were hurt. the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility. senate republicans have handed president obama his first senate defeat of a judicial nominee. the senate was eight votes short of the 60 needed to end debate and give goodwin liu, a university of california law professor who is viewed as a liberal, an up or down vote on his nomination. and who knew the centers for disease control has a sense of humor? in a blog post, the cdc gives ways to prepare for a zombie apocalypse. the post got so much attention, it actually crashed the cdc
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website. they say it was just a satyrical way to get attention for the real issue of preparing for hurricane season. mission accomplished there. >> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,605 after gaining 45 points yesterday. the s&p inched up two points. the nasdaq added eight. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei shed 13 points, but in hong kong, the hang seng was up 36. investors hope linkedin's impressive wall street debut is a preview of what's in store for other social networks planning to go public this year. shares of the professional network jumped 109%, rising from an initial price of $45 to close just over $94. that success, however, didn't do much for the mainstream tech sector as goldman sachs issued a sell recommendation on intel and advised caution for the entire semiconductor sector.
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meanwhile, concerns about the economy weighed on the dow. fresh data showed a slump in sales of previously owned homes. weak regional manufacturing and a surprisingly slow forecast for future economic activity. oil prices fell after the international oil agency countered opec's stance that oil supplies are just fine, saying there is a, quote, urgent need to ramp up production to prevent further damage to the global economy. after the bell, late, barnes & noble shares soared after liberty media's $1 billion buyout offer. in a pr deal critics call the definition of selling out, starbucks and lady gaga are teaming up to cash in on copies of the pop star's new album. and you can stop worrying. mcdonald's execs assured shareholders yesterday despite calls from children's health advocates to retire ronald mcdonald, the red-haired mascot is here to stay.
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he is not going anywhere. the bruins beat the bolts, the red sox walk off and jason giambi of old returns for one night in philadelphia. plus, a thunderous kevin durant ties up oklahoma city with the mavericks. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather, it's all about the weekend forecast. we're going to be tracking numerous thunderstorms this weekend. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports, in last night's nba western conference final, the underdog oklahoma city thunder did something the defending lakers cooperate, beat the dallas mavericks in a playoff game. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. game one of the western conference finals was a dirk nowitzki show. game two belonged to the thunder bench. dallas, kevin durant with the dunk of the series in the first quarter, elevated to the rim for the one-happened jam. the bucket, the foul and the thunder up two in the half. in the third, james harden leading the way. he had 23 points. the reserves played so well that russell westbrook didn't play the bench accounted for 50 points in all. thunder ties the series with the win.
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nhl series, boston scored early and late. david krejci all along. bruins led, 1-0, a minute into the game. to the third, the slap shot that had eyes, drew a couple of players. tim thomas with 31 saves. bruins shut out the lightning 2-0. they lead the series, 2 games to one. baseball, great finish between the tigers and the red sox. red sox took the lead in the ninth. carl crawford, walk-off rbi single. good day to be a boston fan. the red sox won it, 4-3. they say things happen in threes. for the rockies' jason giambi, those three things are home runs. had a hand in all the rockies runs and speaking of threes, giambi is the third player this season to hit a hat trick of homers. rockies roll, 7-1. finally, seattle is not known for the sun, but don't tell that to the angels' torre hunter.
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carlos piguero, high fly to center. easy play for hunter. easy for me to say. lost it in the sun. in came the winning run. not exactly the way they drew that up, but they'll take it. the suns shining of the mariners, they won it, 2-1. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. a surprise return to the big screen for one blockbuster favorite, this time in 3d. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, normally only one lucky hard working student qualifies to graduate at the top of the class. normally. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. today is going to be one of the most beautiful spring days we've had. it will be gorgeous. california along the coast cooler. c san francisco very nice. really nice. well if you are see local ap daptation of the white rabbit at the community theater.
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that is your pacific event. now here's a look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. a tale of two extremes this weekend at the box office. only one film is making its debut. however, that film is expected to notch number one and the year's highest earning opening. johnny depp and jeffrey rush return, this time joined by penelope cruz in the latest "pirates of the caribbean" installment, on stranger tides. it should take in close to $100 million. best for 2011, at least until "hangover 2" debuts next weekend. finally, the second highest grossing movie of all time, "titanic" returns to screen in 3d next year. director james cameron hopes to lure a new generation to see the film the way it was meant to be seen on the big screen, in 3d. anything that means that leonardo will be in my living
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room on the big screen will be fantastic. this comes to us from news channel 5 in west palm beach, florida. >> officials are addressing a tough situation that they are happy to have. six straight a students ended the season faced with a dead het on their hands. each student has been named valedictorian, a historic honor all six say they're happy to receive. congratulations to all six of you. >> there is one winner. >> rock, paper scissors. i'm lynn berry and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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it took more than 300 years, but thousands of relics are back on dry land. archaeologists in china recovered pottery and bowls from the mingh dynasty. the discovery was made inside a centuries old shipwreck deep below the surface. even more items are expected to be uncovered in the weeks ahead. moving from the old to the new, some innovative robots were on display in china this week. using wireless technology, these bots can connect to cell phones where users can control their every move. the toymaker says this technology will be helpful to people in teaching, building and security one day, but for now,
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it's just for fun to make them dance. imagine looking up from your morning coffee to see this in your backyard. a woman in england was shocked when she spotted a three-foot-tall wallaby hopping around her garden tuesday morning. after dancing around for over an hour, the animal disappeared over a fence. experts say a small number of marsupials live in the uk. they're more common in australia. and brooklyn, too. you get a lot of those in brooklyn. right? >> there's some in the uk, like, randomly? >> just a few. maybe they hopped a boat, you know? >> from australia. makes sense. >> it happens. time now for an early look at some of the stories we'll follow throughout the day here on nbc. the man charged with placing a bomb at the site of a martin luther king day parade will appear in court today. he's seek ago four-month delay in his federal trial for attempted use of a weapons of mass destruction. he's pleaded not guilty. 500 contestants will take part in an all-night scavenger hunt in the new york public
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library. they'll have to follow clues to find objects in the building's 70 miles of shelves and then write essays inspired by the quest. on this day in 1916, the "saturday evening post the" offered its first cover feature ago normal rockwell painting. all day long, you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with nbc "nightly news." and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. "today" looks at weather dominique strauss-kahn's bail deal is the case of the rich and powerful getting special treatment. and find out the latest details about a mom who said she lied about injecting her 8-year-old daughter with botox. now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. -- captions by vitac --
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