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if so, austerity. if not, can we both protect the things we do now, like letting kids in franklin, indiana go to preschool, and think big, ambitious, think mapping the human brain. can we still do big things? think ambitious and mapping the human brain. can we still do big things? "first look" is up next. good wednesday morning. right now on "first look," thieves managed to blow up an atm machine and make away with cash. a manhunt is on the way for two escaped prisoners. the u.s. reacts as it tries to convince north korea not to start nuclear capabilities. hillary and joe on the stump. one of the coolest golf carts around. it's a hovercraft. good morning. right now, police are on the hunt for two dangerous inmate who is escaped from an east
texas jail. authorities are using helicopters and search dogs to find them. tucker was awaiting trial for capital murder charges and king indicted on an arrest. they made their get away squeezing through a recreation guard. so far, police have only found their uniforms and footprints behind the jail. elsewhere in texas, police are investigating a person of interest in the decies of two kaufman county prosecutors. mike mclelland was found shot to death. according to "the los angeles times," police turned their attention to a local official who threatened both victims after losing his job in a corruption scandal. overseas where south korean officials say 800 citizens trapped are allowed to return
home after pyongyang closed access to an industrial park. on tuesday, john kerry announced he will travel to seoul after kim jong un's latest power play. we have the report. >> reporter: kim jong un undid years of diplomacy. the reactor capable of producing enough plutonium to make a nuclear bomb a year. they closed it in 2007, destroying a cooling tower to show its commitment to a now shattered deal with the u.s. >> if they restart their nuclear facility, that is a direct violation of their international obligations and would be a very serious step. >> reporter: kim i don't think unshows no sign he's listening to the outside world. it would be a mistake to dismiss
him as boy emperor stomping his feet. >> people say north korea is unpredictable. it's very predictable. it's very power driven. intolerant, uncompromising view. >> reporter: north korea lives on this philosophy, not much else. it's desperately poor, famine ravages the countyside. it's a city of more than 3 million. fly over pyongyang using google earth and city streets are virtually empty, hardly any cars. north korea maintains the world's fourth largest military. >> that was richard engel reporting. back here at home, the beltway is buzzing about the 2016 presidential ticket after hillary clinton and vice president joe biden spoke at the same awards ceremony last night. tracie potts joins us from
washington with details and the speculation. all kinds of speculation this morning. >> especially about hillary clinton. good morning. she comes with an impressive resume, former first lady, secretary of state. it's politics, until she says no, absolutely no, the answer could be yes. sharing the stage, hillary clinton and the vice president complimented each other. >> there's no woman like hillary clinton. hillary clinton, that's a fact. >> the vice president, biden and i worked together on so many important issues. >> reporter: their mere presence together, her first since stepping down as secretary of state is fueling questions about whether either may run for president in 2016. >> it's joe biden waiting to see what hillary clinton is going to do. if she gets in, it's going to be difficult for him to make the
race. >> reporter: both can draw big cash. clinton has two things biden doesn't, higher favoribility ratings, 67% to 48% and a new political action committee. supporters rallied outside the event. their website went live tuesday. >> american politics is always an open competition. i have no position on any of this. >> reporter: that was january. the woman clinton honored at tuesday's vital voice awards thinks she would make a good candidate. >> i think she can do whatever she sets her mind to doing. >> reporter: side by side now, but perhaps rivals in 2016. if they both decide to run, who might president obama endorse? he's got time to worry about that. >> that's a good one. we have time to think that over. thank you. there's outrage over what many are calling an abusive
basketball coach at rutger's university. a video shows coach mike rice using gay slurs during plaque tis with players. [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> he always through basketballs at the players and grabbed them. the rutger's athletic director says the video is why he was suspended for three games and fined him $50,000. >> talked to everybody in the program. we looked at hundreds of hours of practice. needless to say, there's a lot of behavior that is unacceptable. >> they will reconsider keeping him basketball coach. chris christie says it's not the type of leadership we should show our young people. lebron james tweeted this, if my son played for rutgers or a coach like that, he would have real explaining to do and i'm
still gonna whoop on him. here is a look at your morning dish of scrambled politics. president obama will be on hand later this month for the dedication of the george w. bush presidential library at southern memphis university in dallas. the last time the five men were together was january, 2009. also on hand are representatives from chicago and hawaii. why? they are taking notes to whu president obama. the cast and crew of "42" were at the white house. tuesday jackie's 90-year-old widow spoke of her late husband. >> i don't think he would have ever dreamed of having this kind of film made of him. or the tension given to him as a hero because that wasn't what he was looking for in life.
later today, president obama visits a denver police academy to push for tougher gun laws. then he heads to san francisco for a fund-raiser topping out at $32,500 bucks a plate. you can join the president beforehand for just $5,000. out with the oddsmaker calculations on washington. immigration 40% of passing, 30% on hopes of a grand bargain deal. a 50/50 chance sarah palin will run in 2016. mark kirk backs same-sex marriage. he released a statement citing his stroke as a turning point. chuck hagel is taking a voluntary pay cut. it's to show employees forced to take unpaid leave. he will give back two weeks of
pay, just under $11,000. the man responsible for ginsburg represented monica lewinsky in the '90s. he appeared on all five sunday talk shows on a single morning. that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. as we go to bill karins for the forecast, we have to look at this tornado video out of texas, the panhandle there. it touched down on april 1st. the twister was on the ground for five minutes. fortunately, it was a remote area, no one was injured. it's incredible. i'm from texas, we know it's called tornado alley, but you never get used to pictures like that. never. >> you like them far away or on tv. >> it was that time of year, an amazing march, no fatalities
from tornadoes. last year, we had 42. next week could be a different story. we are following the storms along the gulf coast. anyone driving i-10 from houston to new orleans, mobile, pensacola, to tallahassee, that's the worst drive out there. it's right around the new orleans area. the airport has delays this morning. this heavy rain along the gulf coast. tonight and tomorrow morning, a lot of heavy rain from tampa to orlando, the potential for an inch or two of rain. some areas get more than that. atlanta and charlotte, more than a half inch of rain tonight and tomorrow. again, cold this morning great lakes and the northeast. you are dry. no travel issues there. it's all along the gulf coast we'll see potential for the morning commute. >> they'll take the rain over tornadoes any day.
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here are stories making news this morning. nelson mandela remains in the hospital with fluid building on his lungs. the government insists his health is improving. mark sanford has won a run off for his old seat. sanford faces democrat elizabeth bush in the may 7th special election. the parolee accused of killing the colorado prison chief slipped out of his ankle monitoring bracelet before the shooting. it took five days to realize he fled and started a deadly crime scene. a new photo of adam lanza is
part of records released. lanza took classes there in 2008 and 2009. he refused to give his gender and denied having a documented disabled condition even though his mother told people he suffered from aspergers disease. a 21-year-old from buck wild was found dead in his truck along with his uncle and friend. video out of england. an atm is caught blowing up. thieves detonated the machine and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. no one was hurt. the texaco manager said they are lucky the whole station didn't explode. here is a look at what's moving your money.
bertha coombs has more. >> nothing quite so explosive. futures pointing to a higher start. the dow and s&p 500 closing at new all time highs. private sector jobs and the services sector. president obama is pushing banks to make more mortgages available. "the washington post" reports the move could lead to the same risky spending that caused the housing crisis. #earnings. companies can now make major announcements on facebook and twitter that could move their stock. all investors are required to receive the news at the same time. but you have to let them know you might make the announcements on twitter and facebook. >> interesting. i have to follow these companies now. get that inside info. thank you. a couple recalls to tell you about. subaru is recalling 200,000
legacy and outback models for possible corrosion in brake lines. tyson is recalling products because they are not saying they have a product in there. jaycee's rock nation is teaming up to form rock nation sports. talk about a pay cut. jc penney ceo received no bonus and was paid a mere t million. it's down from his 53.3 million bucks he earned the year before. not bad. bill nar investor carl icahn has nuance calling.
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her. a dramatic near miss for a historic game. yu darvish struck out astros. the rangers had five no-hitters in history. darvish appeared ready to add to it until there were two outs in the ninth inning. >> looking for number six and the second perfect game. gonzalez, base hit. swing it. gonzalez went back through. >> oh, so close. darvish threw his hands up spoiling the no-hitter. the rangers got the 7-0 win. in women's basketball, notre dame beat duke to move on and face connecticut in sunday's final four. another upset win for louisville to advance to the final four.
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today. meat loaf says he out weighs mick jagger by 100 pounds. cyndi lauper was chosen to represent memphis soul music at the white house. justin bieber has four weeks to file paperwork and claim the monkey before it's given a new home. angelina joely has opened up another school in afghanistan. she plans to fund more schools using proceeds from her jewelry line. halle berry had to restrain her boyfriend oliver martinez. he was carrying berry's daughter. say what you will. it looks like they are stalked. >> they have a daughter. >> they can't even walk, getting out of an airplane. >> they should ban paparazzi
from certain places. >> i have problems all the time. i have problems. >> you do? they stalking you. >> you don't have issues like that? >> i don't have that issue. it's a good thing. this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, way too early starts right now. i thank you, i guess to my fiance behind me for her long suffering as she put up with me being on the road more than a few months. i thank you for that as well. >> from the appalachian to the campaign trail, we have you covered. that was mark sanford from overnight. good morning, i'm peter alexander. this is "way too early." we appreciate you getting up with us. we have a lot on our plate. it's a new proposal by the nra to put guns in hands