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it's monday, may 9th as we kick off a new week. renewed passion on both sides of the abortion debate. demonstrations outside the homes of some supreme court justices, and much more. our ali vitali will bring us up to speed jill biden met with ukraine's first lady who has been in hiding for much of the 75-day war and new reporting this morning out of moscow on what putin is planning for today's victory day. mystery in the bahamas
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three people staying in an expensive resort are dead. and new this morning, a confrontation this morning between police and the mother of daunte wright who was fatally shot last year by a police officer who intended to use a taser. the second biggest wildfire in new mexico history has prompted the governor to call for evacuations. a busy monday ahead. "early today" starts right now >> good morning. i'm cori coffin. >> glad you're with us i'm frances rivera the senate is to take action this week on reproductive rights majority leader chuck schumer will move legislation forward today that would codify the protections of roe v. wade the bill is expected to fail during a vote on wednesday, but senator schumer says he wants america to see where every senator stands this comes as the abortion debate intensifies across the nation with protests around the country. even some outside homes of the supreme court justices here is nbc's ali vitali >> reporter: a new flash point in the battle over abortion
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rights >> the people united will never be defeated. >> reporter: in madison, wisconsin, police say a molotov cocktail thrown into the headquarters of an anti-abortion group, vandalized with a warning spray painted on the wall. if abortions aren't safe, then you aren't either. and supreme court justices facing fury. protesters outside the d.c. area homes of chief justice john roberts, as well as justice brett kavanaugh. >> we will not go back >> reporter: the trump nominee promised senators roe v. wade was settled precedent. but now that leaked opinion shows cavanaugh among five judges potentially poised to overturn that nearly 50-year precedent. it comes as new polls show nearly 2/3 of americans want roe kept in place. those tensions playing out across the country houston, chicago, and the steps of the supreme court >> i'm here on mote because everyone should have a choice whether they become a mother or not. >> reporter: and renewed attention on the states.
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13 have trigger laws that would automatically restriction abortion among them, south dakota, already among the most restricted states for abortion access >> some patients have traveled 300 miles to get here because we're the closest abortion center to them we are the only one in the state. >> for some women, they already are very much living a life. >> women have less rights under this law than men do how do you justify it? >> what i would say is there is no right to an abortion in the united states constitution. >> reporter: meanwhile, the senate's top republican leaving the door open to a national abortion ban, saying in an interview it's possible. now democrats are forging ahead, trying to codify abortion protections at the federal level. senate majority leader chuck schumer will move today to set up a wednesday vote on a bill that would enshrine roe's protections, but it's all but certain to fail. guys >> ali, thank you.
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well , a mine-sniffing dog along with his handler were awarded a middle from president zelenskyy. patrin was credited with finding 200 bombs and preventing them from detonating. and a mother's day meeting took place now to matt bradley for more on that. >> reporter: in ukraine, a surprise visit by the first lady dr. jill biden entering an active war zone to meet with ukraine's first lady this mother's day >> it's important to show the ukrainian people that this war has to stop, and this war has been brutal, and that people of the united states stand with the people of ukraine. >> reporter: sunday's summit of spouses took place at a school
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that was housing those displaced by war it also marked the first time ukraine's first lady was seen in public since the war began in late february. olena zelenska and her two children have been labeled targets, hiding at an undisclosed location >> translator: first of all, i'd like to thank for a very courageous act, she said zelenskyy met with leaders telephone g7, a gathering of the world's wealthiest democratic countries. the u.s. and allies announcing a fresh round of sanctions, announcing russian state controlled media and elites and agreed to ban all imports of russian oil. a russian missile struck a school president zelenskyy says about 60 people sheltering inside were killed only seven managed to escape it's unlikely others have survived, this man said. the crater is down to the basement it's horrible. but in kyiv, the ukrainian resistance got a surprise guest.
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pop star bono giving a concert in a metro station turned bomb shelter. >> thank you so much ♪ a musical encore for yet another bloody sunday in ukraine. >> our thanks to matt bradley for that report. buckle up, because gas prices are going up again. we could hit a record high nationwide by the end of the day. on average, americans are paying about $4.32 a gallon, up about 15 cents from about a week ago and $1.36 from a year ago. drivers are already feeling the pain of the record highs in new york, illinois, oregon, and washington according to aaa, the west coast and northeast are getting hammered the hardest the war in ukraine and opec's low output has fueled higher oil prices meanwhile, the bulls are running out of gas in wall street futures are in the red after last week's roller coaster sell-off crypto also crashed. bitcoin spiraling below $34,000 for the first time in nearly a year
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tragedy in paradise. three american tourists were found dead in a bahamas resort on friday. cause of death unknown at this time a fourth person was hospitalized one of the couples who fell ill had complained with nausea and dizzi dizziness, symptoms similar to carbon monoxide poisoning. >> reporter: on the island paradise of exuma, bahamas, a mystery is still unfolding why are three american tourists who stayed at the sandals emerald bay resort dead. the two couples did not know each other, were on either side of a split beachfront villa. at least one friend had complained to friends about nausea and dizziness >> it's a tragic situation it's hard to wrap your brain around. >> reporter: the resort posts the villas can cost thousands of dollars a night. kevin and cara rainbolt from
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nashville say they had made friends with vince and donna chiarella who were celebrating a 40th wedding anniversary. >> a very sweet couple -- sorry, a very sweet couple. just really good hearted. >> reporter: donna chiarella survived and was airlifted to a miami hospital >> we were total was that donna woke up feeling paralyzed. >> reporter: paralyzed >> paralyzed is what was reported to us couldn't move. said her arms and legs were swollen and she could see him laying in the floor. >> at this point it may be he was dead at that point >> it could be, yeah. >> reporter: health experts say dizziness, nausea, temporarily paralysis are symptoms that suggest carbon monoxide poisoning. bahamian police are examining the villa's water heater and air conditioner and the propane supply the yellow crime scene tape has been taken down. the resort remains open. most guests unaware of what
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happened >> my biggest concern was three people passed away within several hours of each other, all in the same villa. another one became very ill. so am i safe to go to sleep at night? >> reporter: sandals management says it's sending its condolences to the families involved meantime, a government autopsy may reveal what killed these americans. >> our thanks to kerry sanders for that report. new this morning police in a minneapolis suburb are under fire after an officer confronted daunte wright's mother for filming a traffic stop the brooklyn center police department released body cam from last week's incident. the department says the officer approached because one of the people involved in the traffic stop did not want to be recorded you can see an officer take the phone out of her hand. wright said she was doing her civic duty >> i know my rights. my son and i'm going to videotape. >> wright's son daunte was fatally shot by officer kim
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potter, who said she meant to deploy a taser she was convicted of first degree manslaughter earlier this year now to the alabama manhunt mystery. newly released video shows corrections officer vicky white leaving the day she and casey white disappeared. that was april 29th. the two are not related, but the lauderdale county sheriff believed she helped him escape jail where he was awaiting trial for murder. strong winds fuels the spread of the cast canyon hermit's peak fire it continues to grow as gusts make it difficult for firefighters to contain the blaze. the fire has burned over 176,000 acres and was 43% contained as of last night. governor grisham ordered the evacuation of several communities in moore county, adding, quote, your life and safety must be the top priority. thousands of residents have already evacuated the area michelle grossman has more on the fire alert and heat in
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other parts of the country too good morning, michelle >> good morning. we're going to see unfortunately the threat for more fire danger today. we're also looking at everything on the map today, depending where you are. we have winter weather advisory. we have heat advisories. we have severe weather threat and even freeze warnings let's start with the heat. we are looking very summer-like from the south all the way to the midwest. temperatures in the 90s. some spots over 100 degrees. look at abilene, we're looking at 102 today 91 in kansas city. little rock 90 degrees so we're going to breck some records today. tomorrow, also records, possible across 16 state, even as far north as madison 85 degrees that's your expected high tomorrow and that warmth is going to spread east. we've been cool in the northeast. by thursdag to warm up y
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northeast. that's good news after a very wet weekend. but below normal for this time of year. all right, guy, we'll talk about today's forecast for everyone, also the week ahead in just a bit. >> okay, michelle, thank you big congratulations were in order at howard university over the weekend. actress taraji p. henson received her honorary doctorate nearly 30 years after graduating with her bachelor's in 1995. henson delivered the 2022 commencement address alongside her actor anthony anderson earned his diploma and celebrated the exciting news via social media rapper travis scott was also in attendance in support of a younger siblings >> a very happy audience all right. we are in moscow next with the latest on president pun'tis victory day celebration. and dog that survived a tornado after being swept away are stopping you in your tracks...
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leading the news, all eyes will be on russia today as the country celebrates victory today. a massive parade featuring hardware, aircraft, military vehicles, and more is set to roll through moscow's red square today marks russia's victory in world war ii over nazi germany in 1945. our keir simmons is there with the latest >> reporter: good morning. this is a day of patriotism here in russia and across red square marking russia's role in helping defeat the nazis victory day, but rarely has it been held on a di like today one man told us he is sure russia will be victorious in ukraine. another, a woman told us just as russia won in 1945, it will win again now. across red square there is a sign that says 1945 and 2022 they're expecting 11,000 military personnel to march
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through red square here, 131 units of military equipment and 77 aircraft to fly over, including one plane dubbed the doomsday plane it is the plane that the president of russia would use in the event of a nuclear war we're expecting president putin to give a speech many people will be listening, not just to the words he traditionally gives talking about this day, this victory day, but also for what he has to say about events in ukrainu.e. >> keir, thank you still to come, how celebs celebrated her mother's day. plus saving face ndck lamar dropped music and a theme on different personas. i'm saying farewell to my expensive gym membership. so you're getting rid of all your workout gear? honoring it. don't give up the things you love! state farm has options to personalize your policy, so you get a rate that fits your budget. amazing!
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able to come home. wynonna judd is remembering her mother, sharing a photo with ashley judd to instagram with the caption "i miss you. and halle berry saying without the support of her other mother, she would not be where she is today >> you had your first mother's day to celebrate. >> i did that was really wonderful. and it's just amazing to see how many moms can come together to support each other in this system of motherhood, but you really, really can't do it alone. >> we really need to question why it's just one day. honestly why it's just one day. i keep reminding my kids listen, this is the one day where everything is yes. you say yes to everything. >> it is a yes day that was my biggest question why is this just one day a year? >> exactly hopefully all of you at home were able to celebrate your moms, yourself >> all right, up next, michelle's got your monday
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what would you like the power to do? parents across the country are struggling to keep up with a nationwide shortage of baby formula. for months supply has been scarce, despite manufacturers saying they are producing at full capacity. now multiple major retailers are limiting customers on how much they can buy at a time, leaving desperate parents searching for solutions. nbc 13's logan gay has more on how one indiana grandmother is trying to help >> when the freezer starts getting empty, you start going into this panic. >> reporter: rebecca maddox isn't talk about forgotten food or meet, but what some people call liquid gold, breast milk.
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and they're always running low. >> we're good for about a week and a half or so because we've had gracious people to help us. >> reporter: while many mothers are looking everywhere for baby formula, rebecca's grandson vincent is in desperate need of breast milk. >> we tried to put him on all different kinds of formula, and it just makes him unbelievably sick. >> reporter: to make matters more difficult, a serious car accident left vince's mom charisma unable to produce milk. >> it's like you're hunting for food for your family it just so happens that my daughter andri hunting for breast milk so that my grandson can grow and be healthy. >> reporter: vincent is almost 1 year old, aging out of the milk bank program so his grandmother turned to social media, asking other mothers for help. >> you basically have to sit on your phone constantly to see that one mom that has, you know, even if it's 40 ounces and you to drive 20 minutes away for 40
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ounces of breast milk, it's worth it >> sierra robinson is one of the mothers who answered the call. frequently supplying vincent with breast milk when she has extra. she has noticed an increase in mothers asking for help online. >> i'm just so grateful, you know, like really thanking god that i have the opportunity to not only feed my baby, but to help feed other babies if they didn't have this milk, i don't know what would happen. >> reporter: as the hunt for breast milk continues, rebecca hopes more mothers with milk will think of the babies who have none. >> share as much as you can so that the grandmoms don't have to spend our our babies >> our thanks to logan gay for that report. it is very scary when a parent cannot find that formula >> i'm so grateful to have that effort queen elizabeth is making royal history, the first monarch to reach 70 years of service
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the 96-year-old will be celebrating this summer. prince williamand kate will lead the countrywide celebrations along with other working members of the royal family prince harry and meghan markle will make a return across the pond for that, but will not be atured in th fe you're a champion. you're not a quitter. quitters don't do what they're supposed to. champions do. and you're a star. and you shine. that's what you do. that's what you do every day. [inspirational music]
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breaking news at this hour in moscow where president putin's plans for russia's victory day are revealed this as the first lady met with her ukrainian counterpart on sunday and bono and the edge from u2 performed for the ukrainian resistance brac aaa reports a 13% gallon rise. protesters demonstrated outside the homes of two supreme court


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