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to talk about cardinals baseball aened he's not here. >> and kasie? >> scott walker allegeic to dogs. >> oh. i get it. elise, quick? >> i learned from kasie's interview rick perry will be a lot of fun to watch this year. >> he will. thanks for joining us everybody. "the rundown" is straight ahead on msnbc. and good morning, i'm jose diaz-balart. developing now on "the rundown," you're looking at a new orleans courthouse, a couple hours from now new york real estate heir robert durst is expected to appear in an extradition hearing on a capital murder charge after a stunning development in the case. the investigation dates back 15 years and a television documentary may about key factor. stephanie gosk is tracking the story and joins me from new orleans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jose. robert durst is expected to wave
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extradition, go to california and plead not guilty. law enforcement tell us he was arrested at a marriott here in new orleans, that he registered at that hotel under an alias he had been using, used before paying for his room in cash. when they caught up to him he was walking through the lobby mumbling to himself. all of this hours before the final installment of that documentary aired on hbo, producers promise, it would come to a dramatic conclusion. 71-year-old robert durst is back behind bars this morning, arrested in new orleans over the weekend in connection to the december 2000 murder of longtime friend susan berman. durst is the subject of the hbo documentary "the jinx." >> did not tell the whole truth, nobody tells the whole truth. >> reporter: the series re-exam re-examines three crimes. the 1982 disappearance of his wife kathy durst a 2001 murder in texas for which he stood trial and was acquitted.
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>> dunst, not guilty. >> reporter: and the murder he was arrested for late saturday. the show's finale aired sunday night just hours after news of durst's arrest became public. in it durst is confronted with a potentially damns piece of evidence that could tie his manned writing to a note sent by the presumed killer. >> definitely wrote this but i definitely did not write that. >> reporter: durst goes into a bathroom with his music phone still on. and begins to talking to himself. >> what the hell -- [ inaudible ] hmm -- hmm. killed them all, of course. >> reporter: former prosecutor jeanine piro invested dunst in 2000. >> susan berman was killed because she knew too much about kathleen durst, the case i was investigating, and he knew that she knew i believe that he
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murdered her to prevent her from talking to us. >> reporter: kathleen durst friends feel one step closer to justice. >> if he's convicted for the murder of susan, i'll take what i can get. if there's nor forensic evidence there, why not? they only can put him away once. >> reporter: durst estranged brother expressed his family's thanks. we are relieved answer grateful to everyone who assisted in the arrest of robert durst and hope he will finally be held accountable for all he has done. the lapd would not confirm any connection between the new evidence they say they have and the documentary. when we asked a lawyer for durst what he thought of the final installment, he said, i expected more. jose back to you. >> stephanie gosk in new orleans. thank you very much. 700 miles to the north to ferguson, missouri, where this morning a man is under arrest and charged with last week's shooting of two police officers.
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his name williams 20 years old caught after a massive manhunt and charged sunday with two counts of first-degree assault. a prosecutor says he acknowledged firing the shots that sent two police officers to the hospital, but he might have hit them accidentally when targeting others. nbc's sarah dallof is in ferguson. good morning. what do we know about what led to this arrest? >> reporter: well good morning, jose. you'll remember that during the investigation, authorities weren't saying much but they did say they had gotten a number of leads from the public and now we know it was one or more of those tips from the public that led to the arrest of jeffrey williams. officials have now recovered a handgun they say matches the shell casings at the scene and say williams acknowledged he fired the shots. the big question right now was he aiming for police or was he in a previous dispute earlier that night and was he aiming at somebody involved in that dispute? he indicated to authorities that the latter is the case here. now, he is scheduled to be in court later today.
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he's facing a list of charges including two counts of first-degree assault, meanwhile, the two officers who were hit continue to recover at home jose. we are told they are doing better and better. back to you. >> sarah dallof in ferguson thank you. turning overseas to the devastating aftermath of cyclone pam. this morning the death toll is expected to rise in the remote pacific nation of vanuatu. as aid workers scramble to deal with the catastrophe there, the category 5 storm destroyed 90% of the buildings on the main island with winds of 185 miles an hour. the island nation is just over 1,200 miles northeast of australia. our reporter a rived there with more. miguel. >> reporter: the capital city airport like so much of the infrastructure in this nation has been crippled by the storm. one of the terminals here had a roof collapse. come sunrise we expect to see a much bigger picture of the devastation here. the direct hit from cyclone pam
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is catastrophic. entire xmunts blown away and ripped apart. hospitals, schools and countless homes now gone. so much widespread damage the death toll is still unclear. when the category 5 cyclone slammed ashore this weekend, it sounded like a freight train. >> holding on for dear life here. >> reporter: behind the camera, an american working with unicef rode out the storm some called hell on earth. >> people in vanuatu, this is going to be a horrific humanitarian disaster. we need your help. >> reporter: with the monster storm packing 185 mile-an-hour winds, the destruction stretches nearly the length of this small island nation. 90% of housing in the capital were infrastructure's strongest is seriously damaged. unicef says 54,000 children are factored by the storm. >> they were really scared. they cried and i cried, also but i just have to be strong for
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them. >> reporter: with wind knocking out power in nearly awe communications, the 26-foot sea surge flooded many communities in the low-lying nation. one official described the now homeless as hopeless and in a panic. >> we understand that the hospital has sustained significant damage lost its roof. up to 50% of supplies and drugs have been lost. >> reporter: this morning in one of the world's poorest countries, destruction as far as the eye can see while heartbreak is everywhere. >> when we arrived here at the airport we found the military unloading supplies and first-aid. their difficult task is going to be reaching those outlying islands, where they believe the brunt of the damage from this storm is and where the death toll may soar. back to you. >> thank you so very much. here in the united states warmer weather bringing flooding fears in ohio as melting ice and snow contribute to rising waters and floodwarnings in parts of the state. in bofrt an milestone as the city sets a seasonal snowfall
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record. the new record's 108.6 inches one inch higher than the record said in the in the 19 95-96 winter season. bill karins joins me with more on the weather during these last days of winter. >> powerful reporting by miguel. >> what a tragedy. >> haven't seen the worst of it. starting to get pictures of that hoar risk thing that took place only 72 hours ago. you mentioned the thing in boston. a couple inches this weekend. almost there might as well set the record anyways. now just don't want to at anymore to it. there is a possibility of a little more nuisance-type snow come friday and that would even maybe be as far south as new york city, philadelphia. i hope this is wrong. i hope the computers are way out to lunch on this but winter is not done in the northeast and new england yet. the rest of country, doing the big melt. pictures from the ohio river. breathtaking pictures moderate flooding in numerous locations. no record flooding or major flooding. this is the good news.
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rainfall amounts over the next five days not all that bad. watching most of the rain over tennessee. not over the ohio river basin. that's good. they'll get a break and everyone pretty much east of the mississippi river got a break this weekend. record highs from l.a. all the way up into areas -- fargo, north dack. think of the movie, think it's freezing cold. think snow up to your waist. it was 75 degrees in fargo yesterday. it the only thing left is a few snow banks. record highs continue today. we'll be 78 in denver. omaha could be 85 degrees. this is only the middle of march. st. louis had 78. oklahoma city they're worried about brush fires and wildfire danger because it's going to be warm and still wind pip notice the only exception in new england where it's cool. heading towards st. patrick's day, a nice forecast across the country once again a little cooler in northern portions of the nation but not too many problems out there for all the festivities, jose. that ohio river stuff was amazing this weekend and it was 92 in downtown l.a. so the west coast just continues with this horrendous heat and
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drought. >> bill thank you. good to see you. just getting started on this monday edition of the "rundown." check out this impressive scene in brazil. hundreds of thousands take to the streets calling for the country's president to resign. i'll tell you why. plus things are heateding up in american politics as well. jeb bush and scott walker both in new hampshire. perhaps an early sign of the 2016 gop primary. breaking it all down for you, next. rs at my house... it's a full day for me, and i love it. but when i started having back pain my sister had to come help. i don't like asking for help. i took tylenol but i had to take six pills to get through the day. so my daughter brought over some aleve. it's just two pills, all day! and now, i'm back! aleve. two pills. all day strong, all day long. and now introducing aleve pm for a better am. ♪ ah, push it. ♪ ♪
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and now to developing news out of south america. with two countries there this morning on edge first venezuela, the country's leader has power to rule by decree for the rest of the year thanks to an emergency vote by the
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venezuelan parliament on sunday. see him after a rally after the vote received enough votes tore the measure to past after a recent lawmaker was recently stripped of her seat. the move due to president obama the move for alleged human rights violations coming after the country military held ten days of military exercises. on saturday in response to those same sanctions. meanwhile, an impressive scene in venezuela's bordering country of brazil hundreds of thousands took to the streets sunday calling for their president to step down. the demonstration, in over 50 cities with the largest happening in san paul oh denounced bribely scandals marking 30 years since democracy was re-established in that country. now to major developments in the early race for the white house. two top tier of likely gop candidates descended on new hampshire, and we learned the small state wasn't big enough for the two candidates. currently off the polls. jeb bush and scott walker never
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crossed paths but took subtle jabs at each other from afar. bush says candidates need a backbone a clear reference to a growing narrative walker's a flip-flopper. including issues on immigration. here's hour the here's how the governor responded. >> we have a strong reputation of keeping our word. the only major issue is immigration. we lived to the people. yeah this is one we listened to people across the country, particularly border governors who saw how this president messed that up and that's an issue i think people want leaders who are willing to listen to people. >> and joining me now a pair of reporters in new hampshire. kasie hunt and david from "u.s. news & world report." kasie who was better received over the weekend? >> reporter: tough to answer that question. they were speaking to different groups of people. the new hampshire party itself is conservative. a lot of libertarians and a lot
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of people excited to see walker. they had to move his speech into a larger venue, because of it. you know walker sort of avoided the traditional new hampshire retail politics while up there. he only had one public i ventevent over two days. bush embraced the idea new hampshire voters come to expect. candidates are up close and personal in unpredictable situations taking lots of questions. his main public event was a house party at the home of a longtime activist in new hampshire politics, but somebody who's not officially yet a supporter, and the room was full of people some were excited and supportive of bush and others frankly expressed skepticism. that's the environment that bush put himself in. i think you saw two very different styles and approaches from walker and bush over the weekend. >> david, we've seen in previous elections once voters get in their head you're a flip-flopper, it's hard to change that perception. how's walker doing on that? >> well he didn't really answer all of the questions that were
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thrown at him, as kasie said he didn't do an open-style public event. but reporters got around him after it, and basically that was the whole topic. did you change your position on immigration? did you change your position on common corps? what about abortion? what about ethanol? you can see the glare that the front-runner is now attracting starting to impact scott walker but lie say this. in talking to voters on the ground there, seems to me he does have a bigger growth potential for support than governor bush at this time. i ran into several voters in new hampshire that said you know, in no way could they support jeb bush, because he's the past. because of his last name. because of his brother. you know the second question that was posed to governor walker, at the new hampshire gop event was, how do you eradicate common core? we know jeb bush is standing by that common core standard. you do see sort of a ceiling of support growing for jeb bush.
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i think the other issue here though, is people don't know governor walker yet. the new hampshire activist that i spoke to said, look, they're intrigued by him, excited about him. if you ask about him actually on specifics they don't really know much about him. it was only his first visit there. >> and kasie, jeb bush on the issue of immigration called this proposal the grown-up plan. who was that aimed towards? >> well jose could be aimed at any one of his potential rivals in this republican field. i think you've really seen especially new hampshire and i would say more than iowa i've seen him in both places over the course of the last couple of weeks, bush was really running in the way they said he would. to lose the primary to win the general. he was very aggressively defensive of his own unwillingness to back away from this idea that that some immigrants should have a path to at least legalization. he's backed away from his stance on his previous stance where he said they should be allowed to
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have citizenship. although he did express openness to still going that route if it was possible in the congress. so i think he's got some of his own issues but it's clear he's looking at the rest of the field and feeling as though his defense is to say, look these guys are not standing up for things they used to say that they believed in and walker of course openly acknowledged he's changed his position on immigration. >> kasie hunt and david catniece, thank you both for being with me. >> thanks h. after the great lake, zoom through some of today's other top stories including winds strong enough to bring down scaffolding in oregon. also live to boston for the start of another dramatic week in the trial of accused marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. that's next, right here on "the rundown." ♪ building aircraft, the likes of which the world has never seen.
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week of testimony. jurors had the day off friday after seeing dramatic surveillance video thursday of the carjacking that led police on a wild chase through the city of boston. prosecutors this week are expected to focus on the manhunt for dzhokhar tsarnaev hiding in a boat just hours before being captured. nbc's ron mott joins me now from outside the federal courthouse in boston. ron, good morning. >> reporter: hey jose. good morning. you mentioned, court is delayed, getting under way here this morning. the jurors had friday off. so they had a three-day weekend. when we left off thursday as you mentioned, some harrowing testimony from the gentleman in cambridge who had his mercedes suv carjacked by he said these two tsarnaev brothers and later learned, we saw for the first time video of that man making a run for his life across the street into a gas station, and we saw him then getting that attendant over at that gas station to make the 911 call that eventually led to this police chase into watertown. there may be a few loose ends to tie up with the carjacking
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itself when court gets underway but we expect them to quickly get into the car pursuit that ended in a hail of gunfire. the older tsarnaev killed in that shoot outwith police. his brother apparently got into the mercedes driver seat and drove away running over his brother in the process. that was part of why he died was the gunfire plus being run over by that mercedes suv. dzhokhar tsarnaev eventually found in that boat 24 hours later. this city was on virtual lockdown thursday night, all day friday and eventually found dzhokhar tsarnaev in the boat and we saw, of course that note he scribbled, that bullet riddled blood-stained note he was jealous of his brother. his brother moved on to paradise. day seven gets under way when they resumed court later this morning. should be another week of interesting testimony, jose. >> ron mott thank for being with me. a man huchbthunt in l.a. a
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scaffolding collapse zooming through some of today's top story. los angeles police searching for the gunmen who shot two police officers in the south side. city. the plain clothed officer was not seriously hurt when as many as two people opened fire on their car last night. one person was taken into custody. they are looking for at least two others. los angeles police are also dealing with the arrest of one of their own. border patrol agents arrested lapd officer at the u.s.-mexico border over the weekend after they found someone hiding in the officer's car. could face human smuggling charges. later this morning, we expect to learn the names of the four national guard soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed in florida last week. the louisiana national guard will hold a news conference at noon eastern time today. in ireland, family and friends gather to remember fallen marine liam flynn. flynn was born in ireland but lived in new york with his wife and young daughter. this family will travel to the u.s. for this funeral at
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arlington national cemetery. in portland oregon massive winds ripped scaffolding from the side of a skyscraper sending debris crashing to the sidewalk below. fortunately no one was under the scaffolding at the time and severe weather uprooted trees including this that fell on a car with a woman inside the car. not injured. is the mystery solved? russian president vladimir putin resurfaces after not being seen for nearly two weeks. where was he? we're going to get a live report, next. and right now in cuba the third round of talks to restore diplomatic relations with the united states are under way in hasvana havana. u.s. assistant secretary of state roberta jakes objectioncobson is there. just harness the confidence it took
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been some kind of explosion on the city's south side. it's early in the investigation but may have been several propane tankses that exploded in the area of 19th street and cleveland avenue. we're watching live pictures from our station in milwaukee. wtmj and will bring you more information as we get it. now to an international mystery that appears to have been solved this morning with this entrance by vladimir putin, the russian president, spotted after nearly two weeks of speculation into his whereabouts, putin appeared in a scheduled meeting with the president of kyrgyzstan reporting jocking about his absence. keir simmons do we know any more about where putin was? >> reporter: well the kremlin says he wasn't anywhere although in doing -- other than his work really but questions have been raised because it is unusual for his to disappear, if you like in public at least,
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for such a long team and people will be studying this video of president putin with the president of kyrgyzstan. a suggestion he was perhaps suffering from the flu. other, jose wilder speculations suggested that perhaps he was with his reported girlfriend and that she was having a baby. even talk of a possible coup. that doesn't certainly appear to have been on the mark and this morning, jose by the way, president putin laughed off suggestions that he had been missing, if you like saying life would be boring without gossip. meanwhile, a kremlin official told me they can understand all the speculation saying president putin continued to make decisions throughout the time and said everything the president does is xruten ize n scrutinized, perhaps saying the reality, this hatches when your
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president is a superstar. jose? >> and keir is there news about him having a girlfriend? forget what they were up to but he has a girlfriend? recently, that's not something we know a lot about. >> reporter: yeah. we don't know much about it or whether it's really true but she is a former athlete and it has been speculated she was seen at the sochi game as year ago, and there was talk of it then. look. we're talking about an administration that is very secretive and president putin's be private life is not something that gets talked about very easily or very safely if you are in moscow. so there is limited knowledge to the point that we can't even be certain that she really is his girlfriend but there were these reports in the european newspapers there he had gone to switzerland where she had, according to reports, been having a baby. there's just no way of confirming it.
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>> keir simens simmons in london. for more a professor of international affairs at the school, professor, good to see you. >> hi. >> so the hash tag where is putin was trending over the weekend. what do you make of his disappearance and this appearance after two weeks? >> disappearing ten days i think. not exactly two weeks but quite a long time for a president of such a big and important country. but as his people are saying he's a superstar. we're going to construct every single move that he makes. the couple of possibilities that in fact his factions that are either reporting to him or try not to report to him anymore some security forces probably is getting somewhat out of control or maybe getting out of control, and there is a struggle for power, and, therefore, he was disappearing, because they were trying to decide whether he is staying in power, or he's going to get out, and under which conditions he is going to stay in power.
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that's one possibility. another one he was slightly sick. maybe botoxed and some such cannot, being a strong important leader can not appear somewhat weak that is his steely gaz is not 100%. another one. i would discard the baby rumors although they may be his girlfriend but the allegedly his third child with her and he wasn't really that parental the first two times around apparently. but all of it really suggests that russia is in turmoil. russia every single move that the president makes is being decon instructde deconde decon deconstructed and exercises in the north seas to divert attention from his personal appearances or disappearances. >> that's interesting. there's also the issue very
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popular with authoritarian and totalitarian leaders in the past to disappear so you control how people talk about you and you control the headlines and weeb seen that time and time again. not just in russia. the soviet union in the past but throughout latin america as well. you disappear for a while and that's what everybody talks about and not the problems, as you said prfrofessor, going on in your country? >> diverts attention. sort of the wag the dog scenario. putin is capricious. known to be very late for meetings, four hours late sometimes. he does like this attention. on the other hand this is a bit more attention than he probably bargained for and i think one of the issues here and important, really, threat here is that none of his people could really coherently tell us what was going on with him. and that suggests that russia is a very unpredictable country that should be continued to watch closely. >> that's something i think is really important to talk about.
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do you actually there there could be fracturing of support within his own establishment? >> i think so. i think it has been coming for a while and hi think his business people for example, were the business elite were kind of pushed aside with the ukraine crisis by his security elites because he clearly can stay in power only if she supported by the military and security but it is possible with the death of nemtsov two weeks ago, slightly more than two weeks ago it is possible even with his security within his security elites there is certain fractures, and maybe there is another faction that is dying to come out maybe either taking russia into more into an abyss, the way putin has been taking russia now or maybe still being hard-liners but at the same time would prefer to have businesses still functioning, international businesses, and they would continue talking to the west which at this point doesn't seem that it is on putin's agenda.
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>> great to see you. thanks for being with me this morning. coming up saddam hussein's tomb is virtually destroyed during heavy fighting against isis for control of tikrit. we'll have the latest on this latest battle. and next hour the march melt is causing major flooding in ohio where the ohio river has crested at 58 feet and is expected to stay there the next couple of days. a live report straight ahead right here on "the rundown." me. and her sensitive stomach didn't make things easier. it was hard to know why... the move...her food...? so we tried purina cat chow gentle... ...because it's specially formulated for easy digestion. she's loved it ever since. and as for her and ben... ...she's coming around. purina cat chow gentle. one hundred percent complete and balanced for everyday feeding of adult cats. no matter who you are, if you have type 2 diabetes, you know it can be a struggle to keep your a1c down.
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15-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl, disappeared from their homes in london. they flew to instanbul and now thought to be in the isis city of raqa. joining me now gail la mornt. pleasure to see you. >> great to see you, jose. good morning. >> good morning. talk about this battle over tikrit. what's next? >> well i mean look this would be a huge victory if and when iraqi forces retake the town, because it would be the first town retaken from isis forces. i think that has both symbolic and military value. the question though i think is what comes next? you know? what happens when they city is retaken? if it's retaken. what kind of services are provided the public? do you have a more inclusive government? all of those are questions to be answered. >> and i mean, look at the pictures. parts leveled. >> yes. the fighting has obviously been huge and extreme. we'll have to see what happens in coming days but no question i think u.s. officials have
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really been talking about the performance of iraqi forces and fighting to retake the town. >> and interestingly, americans are not involved in any way on this fight. right? neither on the ground nor in the air? >> right. no question they are closely watching, and certainly involved in the bigger picture, but no not fighting alongside and they've really been talking about that a lot. >> and gayle, another headline over the weekend, more teens allegedly try to join isis. what's drawing them into the fight? >> it's easy to say you can have a counterterrorism campaign, but how do you have a counterappeal of the isis and the question in the isis phenomenon counter and ideology winning people over by giving them something to belong to? that is really what is facing european and u.s. officials as they look what's happening to their teens who are being, you know contacted via social media and really finding that message resonating. we will continue to see u.s. officials, european officials, try to look for ways to counter
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the appeal of an extremist message that also gives some sense of belonging. >> yeah. it's so odd to see these young people going and willing to die clearly, because they know there's a battle going on in much of where they're going to and yet they're going. how do we fight against this recruitment? >> that's been -- you saw the white house with a counterextremism movement. incredibly powerful people are coming out of the uk talking about how to counter the messages within their own communities. and i think it will have to start from the ground up. it will have to start from local leaders. nothing from top-down will have the same resonance and a question of what works in terms of countering a message that gives a sense of belonging to people. especially young people. >> it's a pleasure to see you. thanks for being with me. >> great to see you. we have breaking news out of boston. earlier this hour you heard nbc's ron mott tell us there was a delay this morning in the start of the tsarnaev trial. we now know the jury visited the boat where dzhokhar tsarnaev was found days after the boston
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marathon bombing. we're get the latest on the developing news out of boston with a live report at the top of the hour. coming up after the break, something a lot of people are probably talking about around the office water cooler this morning. in fact probably not much work getting done. due to march madness. everyone filling out the basketball brackets. hearing a lot about pools going on in office. not talking about the ones with water and yellow ducks. i knew instantly that this! it's crest hd. it's amazing. new crest hd gives you a 6x healthier mouth and 6x whiter teeth in just one week. it gets practically every detail. that's why it's called hd. try new crest pro-health hd.
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a huge week for sports fans around the country. the ncaa men's basketball tournament begins tomorrow and chances are you don't need to look forward this morning to find people picking outside the winners and losers of every game, something i'm told is called filling out your bracket. a crash course on this whole march madness thing. joining me to help me, rob
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simmelkjaer. i don't know a lot about the brackets and the pool. can you give me the top teams, what we're looking at and what people are doing today? >> it's huge. like an american holiday. especially later this week thursday and friday. >> like the world cup of basketball? >> it is. in a sense, our own little world cup. nobody else in the world cares about this but we obsess over ter and thursday and friday of this week, offices will shut down all over america as we all basically watch these games as the early rounds play out. and so listen this year the tournament is really about to pick kentucky or not to pick kentucky? that is the number one seed. the first team since 1976 in indiana to come into the tournament. there you go. you see them at 34-0. jose that's the big story. can they be the first team since 1976 when indiana ran the table,
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finished undefeated to actually have an undefeated season? folks in indiana are hope they go don't do it but that's really the big question. i think about half the people who fill out brackets jose will pick kentucky to win the tournament. that big a bracket. >> it boils down to four teams, right? >> one thing we know about march madness. it's totally unpredictable. we think it's going to be about kentucky and maybe the other top seeds but every year there are huge surprises and upsets. the question is do you pick the right upsets filling out your brackets? i've got kentucky going all the way. >> what's the cinderella team. i'm writing this down. >> a cinderella team butler. done a lot of damage over the years. i like the way they're playing coming into the tournament. they've got a shot. not a top three seed. >> how about duke? >> a one seed. they're not -- they are actually the second ranked team. >> does duke have a shot over -- >> oh yes. duke has a shot. i think duke will make it to the
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final four. whether they can beat kentucky i don't think so. i don't think anybody can beat kentucky but duke has a good shot to make to the final four. >> what about four. >> how about florida? any teams? >> florida is not having a great year don't have teams that are taken too seriously. no teams in the tournament. but i don't like florida's chances, the state of florida has not done a lot in basketball at least this year. >> if you take kentucky out, which you can't, they're like unbeatable you're telling me, give me the top four, without kentucky in there. >> the other top seeds, you have duke, you have wisconsin, and you've got villanova. villanova won the big east tournament over the weekend. i personally like wisconsin. someone besides kentucky i like wisconsin. they won a thrilling big ten final yesterday over michigan state. i love the way they're playing coming into the tournament. they can score. >> i don't know about this i
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appreciate you filling me in. when does the bracket thing have to be done by and how do you get the pool thing going? >> the brackets you have to submit your brackets in most office pools by thursday morning. the tournament kicks in full year thursday. there are a couple of preliminary games, play in games as they call them. call them first four what they now call them. they're essentially low seeded teams that are playing for a right to play against the top seeded teams thursday and friday. they're going to get slaughtered, but gives us things to watch. >> brackets need to be done by thursday. >> yes. >> how does the pool thing work? >> the pool is all about do you have someone enterprising in your office who is willing to put a bracket, put a pool together get everybody to throw in 10 or $20. listen, i should point out, sports betting, of course is illegal in this country. we technically aren't really
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supposed to do this. >> thank you for mentioning that. >> but we are all doing it. everybody does it. we all know it. no one has ever been prosecuted for being involved in a sport pool. >> on this important point, mention the world cup is on telemundo next. big bracket there. >> and women's world cup this summer. >> let's do a bracket on soccer soon. >> great idea. i have usa on that one. >> you do? >> for the women. >> what do you think for the men? >> a ways off. >> spain, too. >> seriously. what happened to spain last time. >> have to be bounce backs on the men's side. enjoy the march madness. >> thursday noon brackets and pools. >> you got it. >> thanks so much. if sports isn't your thing, you would rather know about the next big thing in film music, technology, probably no better place than the annual south by
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southwest conference under way in austin texas. started as a small music festival is a massive gathering of techies, music, not to mention people that flock to the fest. julia bore stein has the latest buzz on the conference. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jose. there's one app that people are talking about and using a lot south by southwest is where twitter broke out, where four square took off. this app meerkat is for live streaming video. this conference is about panels and speakers but not live streamed. for the first time people are going into the event, using meerkat, allows them to live stream to followers, and once their video is done it
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disappears. that's the app they're talking about. jose worth pointing out this year south is trying to expand beyond the social app dejour and seeing a lot of robotics. a robot petting zoo and health care innovation. there's a 3d printer that prints flesh. prints things like ears. we are seeing south by trying to foster that innovation as well as more fun social stuff. >> did you say a robotic petting zoo? >> a robotic petting zoo. >> what is that? >> a gathering of all sorts of different robots. i hope you have the b roll back there. to show what robots are capable of one of the reasons the company putting on that robot petting zoo here is they use the robots in emergency situations to help out, whether to help people after something like a
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hurricane, but just to help people out. the question is how people have robots in their homes down the line. obviously there's a lot of talk about potential for robotics and also fear of artificial intelligence. a hot topic in austin. >> we have that video for you, but a robot took it and don't know where it went. we have that video, some robot did it. quickly, music? any favorites coming up that you know of? >> reporter: well haven't been reporting as much on the music as the interactive part of the festival. one thing that's true whether the music part of the festival or interactive or film part sponsors are out in full force here jose. one thing that's been interesting is that for the first time mcdonald's is a sponsor here. austin is the land of homemade barbeque and homemade authentic tacos. there's back lash about whether or not it makes sense for mcdonald's to be a sponsor, but they're making a push to drive
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innovation mcdonald's reaching out to entrepreneurs at south by and sponsoring a number of different pitch competitions, trying to get folks to give them ideas to innovate their company. >> julia, thank you so much. we played with meerkat last week on the run-down, doing live playing around. see you soon. thanks for being with me. coming up as we take the turn on "the rundown," we are an hour away from a new orleans courtroom appearance by robert durst, real estate heir. an investigation that dates back 15 years. and the court appearance for the suspect that shot two officers in ferguson missouri, the latest from ferguson after a quick break.
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arraignment of the man charged in connection with last week's shooting of two police officers. his name is jeffrey williams 20 years old, was caught after a massive manhunt. he was arrested late saturday charged sunday with two counts of first degree assault. sarah dallof is in ferguson missouri. good morning. what can we see this morning? >> reporter: good morning, jose. according to a spokesperson with the prosecutor's office the arraignment is set for 10:00 a.m. eastern, so it should be any minute. williams is facing multiple charges, including assault charges, armed criminal acts and firing from a vehicle. these are felonies punishable with life in prison. officials say he has acknowledged that he was the one to fire the shots, but what is unclear now is if he really was aiming at police. prosecutors say williams has reportedly said the shooting was actually prompted by a dispute. they stress that this investigation is on-going right now. meanwhile, they're crediting the public for the arrest saying it was tips called in and reported
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that eventually led to williams' capture. meanwhile, the officers who were shot continue to recover at home. they're reportedly jose doing much better. back to you. >> sarah, was there a relationship that we determined between williams and the protest that was going on that night? >> reporter: that's a key question there. prosecutors say that he had been there as part of the demonstration earlier in the night and that he had been to previous demonstrations, however the core group of organizers group of protesters say they don't recognize him. he wasn't part of that core group, so we are expecting more information to come out about his involvement possibly in the protests as days go on. >> thank you so much in ferguson. now to weather alerts across the country. there's a dangerous thaw in ohio this morning as melting ice and snow causing rivers to rise above flood stages. there are flood warnings for several points along the ohio river, and in boston marking a new snowfall record for the
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winter season. weather channel dave malkoff is in cincinnati and raegan medgie in boston. dave, start with you. what are you expecting to do? >> reporter: we are expecting water to go down very slowly jose. people are weighing up to this. flooded neighborhoods that are just inundated with water everywhere. there were actually some people who spent the night in their car because their mobile homes were cut off from the rest of the neighborhood because of all of this flood water. where did this come from? the ohio river is a good two blocks that way, but all this water poured over here and it has literally nowhere to go but back into the river. there's no flood channels that it can go through or any drainage systems, nature has to take its course and pull this river back to where it came from. but a lot of people remember
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what happened in 1997 when all of this flood water came through and made the second floor carpet in some of the buildings a little damp. the second floor carpet. right now, we are dealing with flooded basements and people who are stranded in their homes without a canoe. they have to have a canoe to get from their homes to the rest of the city. luckily neighbors are helping neighbors around here and bringing supplies. yesterday one neighbor had to take their canoe and go to one of the mobile homes and deliver diapers and then come back to deliver something else. now, all of these people who are staying in their homes were told not to because there was voluntary evacuation. this is a good lesson to learn, when the city says hey, the river is going to crest and the river is going to come into your neighborhood, it is a good time to find another place to go. so a lot of people are just waiting for the water to recede.
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jose it is not going to happen until thursday or friday now. it is going to look like this for awhile. >> dave malkoff, thank you for being with me. take you now to boston where they're marking a new snowfall record of 108.6 inches for the season, beating the old record by an inch. raegan medgie has the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning there, jose. can you believe it. boston university they come back from spring break, all the students. now they're coming back to a new record in boston as the snowiest winter. 108.6 inches. that equates to more than nine feet of snow. here is some of that snow. you think why am i climbing on this pile? it is a pretty big pile if you live in atlanta. here in boston this is nothing. this sucker was bigger and taller a couple weeks ago. what happened last night is what changed the course. here we got a fresh coating of
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snow. that's part of the 2.9 inches of snow that tipped the scales from what used to be the record '95, '96 season one inch more. 108.6. the snowiest winter on record. i talked to some people said i can't believe it snowed thought winter was over then boom i have a new record. look at this bench here and ice as well. this thing probably hasn't seen the light of day in months. this whole thing with all of this snow starting at the end of january, about january 26th. that's when all of the blizzards and snow started coming. before you know it all of this snow just happened. i want to make mention of a tweet that mayor marty walsh mentioned, i have to recite this off the board. super bowls, world series stanley cups and snowfall records, we are truly a title city here in boston. there will be no parade.
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as you know they have parades for everything every breaking record that they have. this snowfall in all honesty, it was a whopping wicked snowfall here in boston. jose? >> the weather channel raegan medgie, thank you. great to see you. thanks for being with me this morning. developing now in louisiana, we are just an hour away from new york real estate heir robert durst expected to appear in this new orleans courthouse for an extradition hearing on a capital murder charge. the case dates back 15 years. a cable television documentary may be a key factor. stephanie gosk is tracking this and joins me from new orleans. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: jose good morning again to you. we are expecting durst in about an hour. he is going to waive extradition to california. this after an intense 24 hours in new orleans. law enforcement officials tell nbc news they arrested durst in a marriott hotel in new orleans, that he checked in under an
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alias, paying for the room in cash. they caught up with him as he was walking through the lobby, mumbling to himself. all of that happened hours before the final installment in the documentary on hbo, focusing on his life. the producers of that documentary promised dramatic conclusion and that's what you saw last night. the final revelation as durst goes into a bathroom seemingly unaware his microphone was still on, and appears to confess. there would be a lot of issues as to whether or not that will be admissible and the content of it whether it is actually a confession. all of that will unravel in a courtroom in l.a. and right now the lawyer for durst says in his words when we asked him what he thought of it he said i expected more and that durst is going to plead not guilty in l.a. jose? >> stephanie gosk from new orleans, thank you so much. for more on this i am joined by former federal prosecutor kendall coffey. nice to see you. >> thanks for having me.
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>> what an odd case this situation is. >> odd case after 15 years, the big break police get may be information that durst himself provided by speaking to reporters, to producers, or maybe what he thought was a dead microphone in a documentary. time and time again, you'll see how journalism makes big breaks in cases that otherwise might have been difficult to solve. >> the timing imagine, he is arrested last night hours before this finale of the documentary whereas you say, he actually says thinking his mike is off or not thinking at all, i guess he goes on a bathroom break, says what did i do i killed people. >> the police have been closely tracking this documentary, i am sure. already incriminating statements being made so it all added up. but one of the things that happens is people sometimes can't help themselves. they want to get their story out, think the press will do something good for them. what they don't realize is reporters ask the same tough questions and reporters don't have to give a suspect their
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miranda rights. >> and what does someone like him expect to get out of it in a best case scenario that he cleans his name clears his name? >> i guess he is seeking vindication. don't know if there's a perverse desire to get another 15 minutes of fame. it is an old story, think they're helping themselves attorneys are begging them don't talk to reporters, but they can't help themselves. and this guy probably helped himself into a trial for first degree murder. >> let's talk about that in a trial like that what does this documentary play in the prosecution? >> every bit of it that is relevant is admissible. and so the comments that he made perhaps thinking a mike was dead we have had a lot of famous anecdotes about live mikes and things that are said in add ver tently those comments, what the heck did i do i killed them all of course that's important witness and the jury will hear that. >> i want to take on the other
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big story, the boston marathon bombing trial. this morning, jurors visited the boat where tsarnaev was and we have already seen pictures of it, of his writings on the boat with bullet holes and blood on there. this must be major impact on jurors. >> major impact. what's critical about the boat is that at that point when he writes his message to the world, his brother is dead. he is not being dominated or controlled by his message. it is not a message of remorse, the message is not a message of regret for carnage that's been done it is a message all about retribution. >> i am hearing by the way that jurors saw the boat for about a half hour, allowed to look inside, could see spots where the government says tsarnaev wrote. and tsarnaev was in attendance. why is that? >> the judge may be wanting to see the case as something heading to conviction perhaps a
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death penalty. wants to give the defendant all the breaks, minimize issues on appeal. >> we heard from tsarnaev through writings on the boat. do you think he will be taking the stand? >> i think for him to take the stand would make a case with little hope utterly hopeless. there are so many awful things about the lack of remorse. he goes out, buys milk after this horrific atrocity has been unleashed. he is hanging out with friends. the cold-blooded conduct after makes it that much harder for the jury to excuse it. no remorse. you can't beat the death penalty without remorse. >> and when you have a client that has no remorse, not worth putting him on the stand. >> he may simply believe in what he did, as horrible as it is to think. >> he certainly wrote it in the boat. >> he wrote it there's no indication that he feels horrible about horrible acts he committed. >> we may never hear from him. >> we may never hear from him.
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>> thanks for being here. don't miss chris haze interview with the film makers that made the robert durst documentary, "the jinx," tonight in all in at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on msnbc. lots ahead on the second jam packed hour of "the rundown," including international mystery solved after vladimir putin emerges today after almost two weeks with no sighting of him. and new round of nuclear talks with iran under way in geneva. how close are we to striking a deal there? later, new developments on the hillary clinton e-mail controversy and republican led investigation. >> i would like to be through as quickly as possible. i have no interest, zero interest in you and i having this conversation in 2016. alright, so this tylenol arthritis lasts 8 hours, but aleve can last 12 hours... and aleve is proven to work better on pain than tylenol arthritis. so why am i still thinking about this? how are you?
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regrets. >> are you planning to contact any other of our adversaries around the country, for example, do you plan to check with the north koreans to make sure that they know that any deal has to be approved by the congress? >> bob, right now i am most interested in stopping iran getting a nuclear weapon. that's why it was important to get this message straight to iran. >> mark murray republicans are tripling down on the letter. >> oh, they are. senator roger wicker of mississippi was on "meet the press," one of the signees yesterday, and said i have no qualms with signing that letter but jose, in addition and maybe more important to that tom cotton letter is legislation that senator bob corker chairman of the senate foreign relations committee has on having congress be able to have a say on any kind of iran deal
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168 miles per hour. according to officials, the death toll has risen to 8. fears it could jump significant tli. australia and new zealand century leaf supplies to the region. international mystery seems to be solved. vladimir putin appeared in public after two weeks of speculation about where he was. putin was seen in a scheduled meeting with the president of kurdistan, joking off what he called gossip about his absence. he had not been seen in public since the 5th of march. an incredible story out of northern florida, a hot rod racer walked away from this crash, without even a scratch. car split in half at 280 miles per hour. back of the car holding the engine and driver separated from the front flew in the air before slamming into a wall. the racer was checked by crews on the scene. he wasn't even hurt. almost one hour into trading on wall street. so far stocks are starting off strong quite a different story
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as far as oil is concerned. cnbc dominic chew joins me. >> good morning. another day, another drop in crude prices 3.5% today in trading. $43.25 that's what crude benchmark prices are trading at. earlier dipped to some of the lowest during the financial crisis. some traders looking at positive signs between iran and western countries for on-going nuclear talks. if a deal were to be reached, iran may have ability to put more oil on the world market. more supplies could mean lower prices. many are noting that global oil inventories are starting to build. staying on the global stage, chinese stocks rallied, to the highest level since 2009. over the weekend, chinese premier basically said the government will take necessary steps to keep the economy growing. that helped give traders a reason to maintain up side momentum for chinese stocks.
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here on the home front, all eyes this week on federal reserve. america's central bank ready for a two day meeting which culminates with interest rate decision wednesday. they're paying attention to interest rate increases as early as this summer. up until now, fed policy language included the word patient with regard to how and when it would normalize interest rates. for now, u.s. stocks are posting gains with the dow, s&p 500 nasdaq in the green. nice day overall, the fed is a big wild card this week. >> dollar continues to strengthen? >> the dollar continues to strengthen. that's huge gauge for fed watchers. dollar strength has at least a bad effect on multinational companies in the united states that do a lot of business overseas. those companies who generate profits in currency sees other than dollar find it harder more expensive to take the profits
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overseas and translate them into home currency here. that will be big. for the fed, that's also a consideration. >> thanks for being with me. coming up israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu facing the first real threat of losing office in years. what could it mean for u.s. israeli relations next. and massive rallies to end government corruption in brazil as hundreds of thousands call for ouster of the president. curling up in bed with a ... ...favorite book is nice. but i think women would rather curl up with their favorite man. but here's the thing: about half of men over 40 have some degree of erectile dysfunction. well, viagra helps guys with ed get and keep an erection. and remember, you only take it when you need it. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain; it may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure side effects include headache, flushing, upset stomach and abnormal vision. to avoid long-term injury,
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the courthouse. >> reporter: good morning. when we spoke to you the last hour hour, we only could tell you court was delayed getting under way because the jury was not present. after we got off the air, found out the reason is that the court took the jurors to an undisclosed location in south boston to look at the boat. the boat in which dzhokhar tsarnaev was captured after being shot by police. we are getting notes back from the reporter a pool reporter was along with the court to take a look at the warehouse and boat. this is called the slip away 2. we understand from the reporter that was there, they counted at least, this is at least 110 bullet holes in the boat. keep in mind some may be duplicate shots going in and out. suffice it to say, a lot of bullet holes in the boat talking about a note allegedly written by dzhokhar tsarnaev in the boat saying he was jealous of his brother that died and
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went on to paradise. he mentioned in that note as well that he couldn't stand by and watch americans kill innocent muslims. as you mention, jose when the jury gets into court, we believe they're just getting seated now, we expect testimony to move away from the boat capture and carjacking that we talked about last thursday and into the chase that pursued itself into watertown, massachusetts. that's where his brother, tamerlan, was killed in a hail of gunfire by police and then subsequently run over by his brother at the wheel of the carjacked mercedes suv. we expect the mull being of that testimony today to be centered on the shootout in watertown. there was a tense 24 hour period where dzhokhar tsarnaev was undisclosed and at large, and end up finding out he was in that boat. we do believe the person that owns the boat a homeowner in watertown may be on the witness list. that will be interesting. that homeowner is the one that discovered that someone was in his boat in the yard and he was
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able to call the police and that's how this all ended when dzhokhar was captured by police that friday night. jose back to you. >> thank you so much outside the federal courthouse. the showing of the boat taking place at black falcon pier in south boston. developing now in south america, this morning two countries remain on edge. first, venezuela, the country's leader ma duel a has power to rule by decree for 2015 thanks to a vote sunday. president obama's order imposed sanction on several officials for laejds human rights violations last week. meanwhile, it was a scene in brazil sunday hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets, peacefully in over 50 cities calling for the country's president to step down. denouncing government corruption and bribery scandals. let's go live to los angeles and
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julio vaquiero. start with venezuela. what's behind the vote and what does it mean for the people? >> basically it means, jose good morning. that the president maduro has more power than before. he will be able to govern by decree until december 31st until the end of the year. basically he will be able to issue decrees on matters of security and national defense. it was the national assembly that approved the new legislation, which by the way has majority. nicolas maduro sardholas ma durolas maduro said he needed this to ensure peace of venezuela. this comes after the president barack obama and united states issued new restrictions to venezuela officials in the u.s. so basically what he is trying to do is to use the
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international crisis to bring nationalistic sent meant to venezuela. what they're saying is he is using this to divert attention from the economic crisis that venezuela is going through. >> yeah. and the crisis of crime which is out of control there. let's talk about brazil. what sparked this massive demonstration? >> there were massive demonstrations, a huge problem for the president. hundreds of thousands of people out in the streets of brazil around the whole country, some of them even asking for impeachment. basically brazil has been going through a crisis of corruption scandal, bribery, and these crisis took place when the president was the head of this company. what people are saying is that she should have known about this crisis and these briberyies and taking place. she said she didn't know about the briberies taking place, and
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the attorney general said he was innocent, and basically that's what caused people to come out to the streets. some estimates say there were even million, 1 million people out in brazil asking some for the president impeachment. >> julio vaquiero in los angeles, thanks for your time. now to israel, benjamin netanyahu faces the biggest rally of his life. at a rally, he told supporters he may not win the election tomorrow. polls show the opponent with a small but steady lead. two weeks ago, the prime minister came to washington addressed a joint meeting of congress. his campaign hoped the speech would give netanyahu a bump in support. joining me middle east correspondent. good morning. polls show netanyahu faces a serious challenge. >> reporter: he is and he is facing that challenge because netanyahu has been hoping to win
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votes in the campaign win support in the campaign same way he always has, by being the strong man, being the protector of israel come what may. saw that manifest recently in a speech to congress two weeks ago. the problem is that here in israel during election campaign security has not been the main issue. the headline issue has been the economy. israeli voters have been hearing netanyahu's message on iran for around 20 years, not to say they don't agree with it, have sympathy with netanyahu's position there, just that they're more concerned now with how much food costs and who is going to get housing prices down. netanyahu hasn't had that much to say during this campaign on those issues. that's why he is behind in the polls. >> and he would have to get in a alliance if he would rule. tell me what that possibility is like. >> well, the vagaries of israeli
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politics are such that even if netanyahu loses and hert sog wins doesn't mean netanyahu isn't at the head of the government as prime minister. there's polls that say he is behind in vote also predict that the israeli parliament, and 126 seats inside will be split down the middle as they have been so often before in israeli politics between parties of the left and parties of the right. if that happens, netanyahu may well find it easier to get a coalition of right wing parties than isaac herzog would on the left. >> thank you for being with me. appreciate your time. now to developments in ferguson, missouri. 20-year-old charged with shooting of two police officers is scheduled to be in court. jeffrey williams was arrested saturday charged sunday with first degree assault.
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prosecutor says williams already acknowledged firing shots that sent two officers to the hospital, but may have hit them accidentally when targeting others. bringing in liz brown. bha a pleasure to see you. >> great to see you, jose. >> get your reaction to the arrest and charges against williams. >> i think that the arrest is fine but the challenge is the conversation about what's going on in ferguson. the challenge is as always how the conversation what direction this conversation takes. prior to the arrest of this individual, we had a discussion about that this was somehow connected to what was going on on the ground with demonstrators and with protesters. that's problematic, given the fact that we have had very little time to actually discuss the most important thing, that's the doj report.
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the fact of the matter is that less than 24 hours after the resignation of the police chief of ferguson there was this shooting. and as a result of the shootings we spent less than 24 hours discussing the resignation, importance significance and ramification of that. the challenge always is how to we tell the story accurately and in a way that moves the most important issue to confront our nation on race in decades. the fact of the matter is that people in ferguson african-american people all over the country, have been terrorized using the word terrorized not an overstatement, given results of the doj report out of ferguson and 20 other doj reports out of 20 other police departments in the nation. >> and city elections are coming
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in about three weeks. >> that's correct. >> will this be a test for protesters? and just folks that want to see change? >> i think that it is an opportunity, but jose we have to understand the history that's gotten us to this place. the political history that has gotten us to this place. ferguson is part of north county in st. louis, surrounding st. louis that has been disconnected from politics for generations. we have people that have fled to north county generations ago for the express purpose of disconnecting from the political process. also they wanted to live an individual type life not a collective life so they move there hoping they would not have to be part of the political process. unfortunately the facts of the matter is that you can't escape politics and here we are,
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generations later, with light brown lying dead on the ground. >> nothing worse for rule of law when people disconnect from politics. it really does create all kinds of problems that we see for generations, and probably for generations to come unless people connect back. >> absolutely. and it is a process. i think that there may be danger in placing too much emphasis on results of these particular elections, given the fact they were decades in the making. there will be more black people on the council, but we have to see if the african-american people are going to advocate and legislate and participate from a perspective that moves the issues of that community forward. >> liz pleasure to see you always. >> jose great to see you. thank you. coming up amid the controversy over her e-mail big honor for hillary clinton ahead of saint patrick's day. and if you want to know the biggest thing in pop culture, no
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we now know more information about hillary clinton and her private e-mails, a fact sheet given by clinton's office says a keyword search was used to sort through e-mails. "time" magazine says that review did not involve opening and reading each e-mail. instead, lawyers created a list of names and key words related to her work and searched those. late sunday a clinton spokesman clarified that report saying her office did in fact read each and every e-mail before deciding which were labeled personal. top house republicans are reportedly ready eeing new investigation into the e-mails. alex seitz wald joins me from washington. what would a new investigation look like? >> we don't know yet what form that would take. we do know that trey gowdy, the
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chairman of the house committee investigating benghazi would like her to testify twice, one on benghazi and one on the e-mails. another is going to looks into whether it violated record rules. ultimately could be over the server at the home. may want to do it by subpoena legal experts say they have authority to do but would be unprecedented. closest analog when karl rove used servers to avoid federal e-mail practices. democrats went after the e-mails, subpoenaed for them but never subpoenaed for the server. this would be a new way of going about it. there's already dissent in the caucus whether to take that step. >> in this case apparently e-mails were deleted, you would have to go for the server to see them, right? >> that's the thing in this day
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and age, almost impossible to delete e-mails entirely. one way to go after it force clinton to turn them over have her testify that she turned them all over. we have to see how that emerges. >> hillary clinton getting a nod from irish americans? >> she's in new york today to be inducted into irish america hall of fame. she's is not irish, but was instrumental in northern ireland peace process, being honored for that. will speak 8 to 15 minutes. no questions from reporters. this is a return to regularly scheduled program for hillary clinton, spent two weeks getting awards and giving speeches. she's hoping today to put distraction of the past two weeks and e-mail controversy behind her, get back to things ahead of presidential announcement sometime in april. >> thank you so much and on that, hillary clinton and i have something in common you may be surprised, i am not irish either. >> thanks jose. >> all right. up next take you to south by southwest, talk about vines
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so to austin texas, where the south by southwest conference music part of the festival doesn't kickoff until tomorrow, but the interactive digital side of this multi platform event has been going all weekend. 33,000 people flocked to austin for the week long event, including curt wagner who is there talking to us from there. good morning. >> good morning, jose thanks for having me. >> thanks. you just wrote a fascinating article about what you call the new kind of celebrity, the professional internet star. you profiled a young man that goes by the name of king ba. what about these type of stardom people? >> absolutely. so it is king batch. here name is bachelor goes by
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batch on vine and social networks. essentially there's a huge community of typically young people who have developed a celebrity on platforms like vine have massive followings among teenagers and high school students. in the case of king batch, he has been able to take that following and those millions of fans and transform that into hopefully a start of a hollywood career. he is starting to do television shows, appear in movies and stuff, it all started by building his audience on vine and youtube. >> there are some that are making a lot of money on this right? >> they can, yeah. so there are brands who are interested in these followings that the celebrities have right? they have millions of teenagers watching all their videos brands come along, say why don't you use our product in one of your videos kind of a subtle way to product placement if you will, so these brands are willing to pay pretty big money.
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and if the actors or vine stars do it right, they can be making 10,000 to 50,000 to $100,000 deals with brands where they're bringing in a lot of money for just simply exposing their audience to a new product. >> that's pretty amazing. south by southwest a crucial launching pad for a lot of things credited with helping twitter reach the mainstream. what's the most exciting thing you've seen this year? >> talk of the town this year is live stream video, and i think it is a combination of there's a few companies getting into it but also technology on smart phones is finally at a point where there's good cameras and good wi-fi, good streaming capability. people are walking around holding up phones and streaming what's in front of them. the biggest kind of company in that space that everyone is talking about now is a company called meerkat. it is really the only startup i have seen at south by this year
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that's caught on in terms of everyone is talking about it people want to be meerkating. i was at the bar two nights ago, people were meerkating at the table, standing at the bar. that's been a big thing this year, and twitter made an acquisition in that space last week announced it. i think you'll see more live streaming coming forward and i think south by is the first taste of that. >> as a matter of fact as you have been speaking i have been meerkating, if that's what you call it the show. so you have been on. >> have you really? >> four people are watching victor, five people are tuning in. victor, say hello. curt thanks so much. thanks for being with me. >> thanks for having me jose. take care. before we go show you a live look i am still meerkating. live picture from indianapolis where the nazi tournamentcaa tournament will be later this week. a jumbo screen on the marriott. 165 feet tall.
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crews will pace the names of all teams. hope they're not afraid of heights. i have been meerkating my bad prompter reading. there it is. victor, say hello. this is what we are filming. so weird, the technology thing. that wraps up "the rundown" on msnbc. thank you for the privilege of your time. "newsnation" with tamron hall is next. see you here tomorrow. american express for travel and entertainment
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also in court, jeffrey williams, he is charged in the shooting of two officers in ferguson last week. want to start with the durst case though. he was arrested saturday in connection with his friend susan berman's death in 2000. appears in court today for an extradition hearing. in a stunning twist, the real estate heir appears to confess to killing berman and others. the confession caught on a microphone filming the documentary "the jinx." during the finale he can be heard saying quote, i killed them all. stephanie gosk has the update. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. well robert durst is expected to waive extradition to california in a courtroom here in new orleans. law enforcement officials tell nbc news he was arrested at a marriott hotel. checked in under an alias, paying with cash and that they caught up with him walking through the lobby mum