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breaking overnight, the united states and south korea launched eight missiles today in response to north korea's missile firings. our janis mackey frayer reports live from the region as congress continues to negotiate new gun reform, another violent and deadly weekend of shootings from coast-to-coast if you to gas up this morning, better brace yourself for the worst sticker shock yet. we've got the latest today marks 78 years since d-day in normandy, and this year we'll recognize a veteran who
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was there. speaking of graduations, we've got this year's greatest and most memorable speakers in our yearly must-see montage. "early today" starts right now good to be with you. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. we begin this morning with breaking news. early this morning, the u.s. and south korea fired eight missiles in response to launches made by north korea. on sunday, north korea fired eight ballistic missiles off its east coast in what's likely the country's largest single test. for more on this, nbc's janis mackey frayer joins us live from beijing. janis, so what's the latest on all of this? >> philip, good morning. u.s. forces in korea confirm that live fire drill with south korea's army firing eight missiles, one of them a u.s. army missile towards the east sea in response to north korea's latest test. now in a statement, usfk said
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that it was done to demonstrate the ability of combined forces to, quote, respond quickly to crisis events. but the pace of these launches, we're talking 16 missiles over a 24 hours is ramping up tension in the region. north korea fired eight missiles over the weekend from multiple locations. over 35 minutes towards the sea of japan, according to officials. what appears to be the largest single day ballistics launch yet. this is the 18th round of tests by north korea so far this year with the expectation that kim jong-un is preparing for another nuclear test philip >> another escalation, janis talking about the war in ukraine. fighting continues to ramp up in the east there what more can you tell us? >> well, ukrainian forces are said to be taking large parts of a key city in the eastern part of the country russian forces had been concentrating on severodonetsk
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but according to statements by the governor there, that russian bid to control this city has been faltering the issue of course is there are hundreds of people believed to be hiding in bomb shelters under a factory with heavy street fighting continuing, and both sides claiming gains president volnsaid he expressed confidence and support to troops he also said he brought something for the military he refused to elaborate on what. but this does come after the uk has promised to deliver advanced rocket launching systems capable of hitting targets 50 miles away these are similar to the advance systems that were pledged by the u.s. last week russia has responded by saying that these long-range rockets are only going to, quote, add fuel to the fire and russian president vladimir putin has warned that his forces are going to seek out new targets and they're going to strike harder. philip >> janis mackey frayer starting
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us off from beijing. thank you. here in the united states, yet another weekend of deadly gun violence video shows the moment shots rang out on a busy philadelphia street [ gunshots ] police say three people were killed and 12 others were injured. officials believe a street fight led to the gun violence. police recovered two guns at the scene, but they say they have evidence that five weapons were fired, not including the rounds fired by an officer the suspects were able to leave the scene without being identified in chattanooga, tennessee, another mass shooting took three lives outside of a nightclub two were killed by gunfire a third died while trying to run away when they were struck by a car. in total, 14 people were shot and two others were injured by cars in michigan, at least four people were killed in two shootings, one in saginaw and the other in downtown grand rapids >> police say a 14-year-old girl was killed early saturday
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morning outside a strip mall in phoenix. eight others were injured including two women with life-threatening injuries. and in south carolina, police say a woman was killed and seven other people were hurt at a graduation party six of the victims were children the youngest is 12 years old according to the gun violence archive, which is a group that tracks mass shootings, there were 11 mass shootings that occurred this weekend across eight states. 15 lives were lost in those incidents. as gun violence continues to plague the nation, congress could finally take action this week a bipartisan group of senators began work on new legislation in the wake of the mass shootings in buffalo and uvalde. for the latest we get to brie jackson in d.c what can we expect this week >> good morning, frances lawmakers will hear the devastating personal toll of these mass shootings with family members of the victims in uvalde and buffalo testifying before a house committee. both the house and the senate are tackling gun control legislation this week. in the lower chamber, democrats are eyeing a vote on a package
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that would include eight strict gun control proposals. while that effort is certain to hit a wall with republicans in the senate, a bipartisan group is working on a more modest legislation. senator chris murphy is leading the charge he said the bill would not include an assault weapon ban or comprehensive background checks. instead, focusing on investments in mental health, new red flag laws and more security funding >> i think the possibility of success is better than ever before but i think the consequences of failure for our entire democracy are more significant than ever >> i think encouraging states to have some kind of red flag laws could make sense, as long as there is adequate due process. i think there are school safety provisions there are mental health issues that we could address. >> according to a new abc news and ipsos poll, americans are overwhelmingly ready to see change 70% say enacting stricter gun laws should be a higher priority than protecting the right to own
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guns meanwhile, president biden is heading to california this week for the summit of the americas, which will focus on regional issues like immigration and the pandemic the president is also heading to late night, appearing on jimmy kimmel live on wednesday frances? >> brie, thank you the michigan plant that triggered the national baby formula shortage is back up and running. abbott nutrition restarted production over the weekend. the company they'll working hard to restart production of similac and other formulas the out of stock rate it is 74% nationwide by the end of last week americans' gas headaches are getting worse again. it is forcing millions of americans to rethink their travel according to aaa, the national average is now $4.84 a gallon. in nine states, it's already surpassed $5 a gallon. and the biggest markup going to a coastal town in california
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mendocino hit nearly $10 with a chevron station charging 9 .60 were gallon. >> good morning. we're tracking storms early this morning in parts of the central plane. we have a couple of damaging winds, hail, even a chance of a few tornadoes. this morning watching the strong storms through kansas, also through parts of oklahoma, we're seeing the lightning, hearing the thunder. with doe have a severe thunderstorm watch this morning. we're going watch that as we go throughout this monday so a few spots we're watching from the dakotas into kansas, the panhandle, texas, also oklahoma, and into the mid mississippi valleys. six million people at risk are winds gusting over 60 miles per hour could see some damaging hail an inch or larger, and also an isolated tornado is possible tomorrow we'll see that threat shift into parts of colorado also kansas once again in the panhandles of texas and
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oklahoma sort of the same spots tomorrow where we could see large hail and winds gust all right, guys. we'll talk more about the storms, the hot weather, also a look at the week ahead in just a bit. >> okay. a lot to every could thank you, michelle. >> in today's news by the numbers, the great lionel messi had a hot streak sunday. who scored all five of the team's goals according to "sports illustrated," it's been ten years since messi scored five goals in a match australian golfer minjee lee won the u.s. women's open on sunday she won by four strokes over mina harigae it earned her $1.8 million, the largest payout in women's golf
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shifting courts, hard wood to clay and history made at the french open. rafael nadal captured his 14th title at roland-garros with the straight sets victory over casper ruud. that's the most titles that one grand slam by any tennis player. and on saturday, iga swiatek won the women's crown with her straight sets win over coco gauff. it's her 35th straight win next on "early today," maverick still flying high the top gun sequel soars above the comp in addition in another huge weekend and from president biden to taylor swift, the must-see commencement speeches celebrating the class of 2022. og hemline on those... pants? yes, i do believe they are called pants! pardon me! no! pardon me. at least geico makes bundling my home and car insurance easy. i save so much. (knocking) i have come to call upon... just text me!
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domestic box office yet again. "top gun: maverick" is at the top of the chart for the second weekend since released, bringing in $86 million plus, "dr. strange and the multiverse of madness" raked in almost $10 million domestically. and the bob's burgers saw $4.5 million. now a bit of good news from all that's happening around the world. as we celebrate the class of 2022 with some of those who helped send them on their way. ♪ ♪ >> this moment is only the beginning. it is the end of one part of your life, but it is the beginning of the rest of your life and oh my goodness, what is waiting for you. ♪ >> class of 2022
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♪ one foot in front of the other ♪ >> don't let others define you, because believe e, they will try. but don't you dare let them define you you define yourself. >> you're not too young or too inexperienced. you're not too old or too tired. you're not too broke say to yourself i am enough. i am just right. ♪ i'm unstoppable today ♪ ♪ unstoppable today, unstoppabl today ♪ >> people get in their own way of their own success all the time i see so many times. i'm telling you, don't get in your own way how? persist. ♪
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>> you will rack up some scars, some wrinkles, some gray hair, an occasional bruised ego, but life is about the journey more than the destination >> put your shoulders back, hold your heads up high, and walk through hell like you own the place. go forth and believe in yourself >> your generation is the most generous, the best educated generation this nation has ever known. it's your generation more than anyone else who will have to answer the question, who are we what do we stand for what do we believe who will we be >> anyone who comes into your life to teach you something, to
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bring value, sometimes these lessons are hard and painful, but yet they're there to make you stronger ♪ ♪ you got the love, you got the love, you got the love ♪ >> let the loved ones celebrating you today help remind you always of where you came from. ♪ you got the love ♪ ♪ >> what you earned here is more than a diploma it is more than a formal education. it is experience and insight and wisdom >> as you leave here today, know that there will be places that you are not wanted there will be people who don't welcome you. haters going to hate when that happens to you, listen to taylor, shake it off.
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♪ shake it off, shake off, shak it off ♪ >> part of growing up and moving into new chapters of your life is about catch and release you can't carry all things, all grudges, all updates on your ex, decide what is yours to hold and let the rest go. >> from the right to the left. ♪ ♪ i'm feeling 22 ♪ ♪ everything will be all right, if keep dancing like we do ♪ >> so feeling it congratulations to the class of 2022 and thanks to producers jason and katie. and editor barry silverman for putting all that together. even though that's a message to these grads, we can all take so much of it ourselves
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this weekend, celebrations rang out across the country in honor of pride month thousands of people attended utah pride center's annual festival and parade in salt lake city it's the largest west coast pride event per capita the annual queen's pride parade marched on after a two-year pandemic pause with new york city mayor eric adams in special attendance and in california, the venice pride festival and parade saw attendees champion lgbtq+ pride on the iconic venice boardwalk a decorated world war ii veteran is proving it's never too late to achieve your goals
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his name is weldon mcclain, and he waited 80 years to graduate high school after dropping out to join the navy to fight in world war ii and his big day was marked by not one, but two milestones. nole walker from our affiliate kxas in dallas has the story >> reporter: graduation is when high school seniors look forward to their futures this year, another senior, mr. weldon edward mcclain was looking back at a graduation long delays by history when the japanese attacked pearl harbor, it changed the course of history and mcclain's life >> i dropped out of school and tried to get in the navy and i was too young. >> reporter: he was eventually drafted into the army, one of the greatest generation who landed on the beachheads of
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normandy >> i went on second wave on d-day, but i didn't hit shore until d-2. and there it wasn't long after that i got hit >> reporter: mcclain earned a purple heart for being wounded in combat, and went back to hi >> my sergeant when he saw me, he said -- can i say this? >> yeah. >> he said what the hell did you come back here for i told him somebody had to show you how to build bridges >> reporter: mcclain is one of the last surviving members of the 297th u.s. army combat engineers, and easily the oldest senior graduating from sadler south high school this year. >> he drives he still goes and picks up his mail and drives his truck and
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