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happy friday. coming up on "early today," hazardous windchills and frostbite are serious concerns in certain parts of the country this morning. today, vice president biden takes his gun violence prevention on the road after senator feinstein looks to ban 150 specific all the weapons but the nra says not so fast. a new stomach bug is call the ferrari of viruses. it's fast-moving, highly contagious and u.s. health officials say it's taking over the country. all that, and manti te'o's bizarre explanation. destruction for safety sake. we'll take you to the place where the suns are warm, life is
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good. "early today" right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, january 25th, 2013. good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. bitterly cold arctic care is gripping parts of the nation this morning for a third straight day. as eye can see single digit temperatures are causing rivers to freeze in the boston area. and in massachusetts, amazing pictures show the thicket rivers fall frozen solid. here in new york, you can see the famous fountain in bryant park is covered in ice. and later on our bill karins will have much more on the deep freeze. that's coming right up. in the after math of the shootings in newtown, connecticut a new bill to propose the bill for assault weapons it be proposed. dianne feinstein names a bill that includes 150 firearms and rifles and pistols and it would ban am mission clips holding
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more than ten rounds but would exempt more than 200 hunting weapons. the nra responded to the bill saying they are confident congress will reject it and finestein herself said the bill faces an uphill battle to win approval. the senate has approved moderate changes to its rules on filibuster. the procedural delays used to kill some bills in nomination. senate majority leader harry reid worked out a deal with republicans that will allow bills to be brought up your quickly. and not require senators to stay on the floor talking as some senators wants. manti te'o speaks in his first on-camera interview since the girlfriend hoax story broke. thursday, te'o told katie couric he was not in on the prank. and he admitted to stick stog the story after the fact.
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te'o as showed couric a twitter message where the man who allegedly perpetrated that hoax apologized to him. and he addressed questions about his sexuality. >> one of the theory, many theories, manti, making the rounds is somehow you created this whole scenario to cover up your sexual orientation. are you gay? >> no. far from it. far from it. >> all right then. we'll be looking at stories develops later this morning. vice president biden and cabinet settings and members of congress traveled to virginia for a roundtable discussion on reducing gun violence. and there's a new strain of a nasty stomach bug being called the ferrari of viruses. health officials say it's sweeping the globe and taking over the u.s. and caused by the new sydney strain of norovirus and is highly contagious. in washington, hundreds of
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thousands of anti-abortion activists are expected on national hall for the march for life. nbc's tracie potts is live. tracie, this marks the supreme court's roe v. wade that legalized abortion. are the protests expected to be larger because of that? >> reporter: they are. the second time this week we've seen that on the national mall. it came because of the anniversary, but because of that, organizers moved this protest to friday so as not to conflict. but today, we do expect to see this pro-life march, this huge march, on the national mall. a lot of things have changed, though, in the last 40 years, especially in the last couple of years. there have been more than 150 new laws by states and local legislatures in just the past two years. 19 different states acting just last year to restrict abortion rights. it's one of the reasons why this group says it wants to speak up
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and try to push for the overturning of roe versus wade. but a brand-new nbc poll shows 7 out of 10 want roe versus wade to stay. we will see lawmakers at that event later today. tracie potts in washington. thanks so much for that. well, we have new video of a dramatic swift water rescue that happened in northeast australia today. a 14-year-old is caught by raging waters you can see him clinging to a tree before rescuers are able to pull him to safety. 27 rescues have been reported in the past two days after remnants of the tropical cyclone dumped huge amounts of rain on the region. bill karins. good morning. good morning, widespread snow is going to spread from the great lakes all the way to the east coast. the air mass is plenty cold enough. this is going to be one of those light fluffy snow events, you know when you get an inch on the ground and you stomp your foot
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and it blows. that's the kind of snow. still chilly always every. but when is you have a storm coming it chills just about everybody. all of northern ohio, kentucky, west virginia, almost all of north carolina. then we'll deal with icy problems. freezing rain. atlanta north, especially north georgia, mountains are going to get it good. and watch out there, north of memphis, nashville, too, depending on how warm your temperatures get now it's just beginning and you can see how widespread it is. the white is the snow. again, a lot of light snow. heading for chicago during the morning rush hour. could pick up an inch or two of fluffy snow. there's that ice and the pink shading is where we're getting freezing rain over kentucky. again, very light now but more intense throughout the day. how much snow? this is not a blockbuster event. in most cases, no shoveling or plowing will be needed. for the most part, one or two
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inches, the higher totals, some of the areas of west virginia, we may get enhancement from richmond to norfolk, to virginia beach. looks like mostly a miss for all of new england, from d.c., to the south, one or two inches later today. again, that's later today. for the daylight hours, chicago all way through the ohio valley. the forecast again, travel concerns, chicago, green bay, milwaukee, the wohl southern half of the country, along the gulf, you're looking great as always. that's a look at the national forecast. now, here's a look at weather outside your window. today in philadelphia, the chance of snow is late today, mostly in the afternoon rush hour to the evening hours i think you'll be able to get to school and work and get home just the same. areas like phoenix, arizona also some weather for you out west. up next, medical scientist as real life "star trek" tracker
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beam. plus, why are they blowing up grids? and on wall street, for the final friday in the month of january. you're watching "early today" on nbc. >> announcer: td sd brought to you by the makers of robitussin.
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welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. citizenses of britain, germany and canada and the nenlerlands are being urged to get out of benghazi, libya, because of what's called an imminent threat to them. and freezing rain closed the salt lake city airport. dozens of flights and hundreds of passengers were delayed for more than three hours. and 180 car accidents were reported there were no major injuries. in england, researchers are blowing up trains.
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controlled blasts and then they study data for better bomb proofing and safer in the future. and scientists in china and the czech republic said they demonstrated the first track beam. it extend tiny particles towards the beam of light. and a man in turkey has set a world record for driving backwards. he's already driven twisting roads for 18 miles but he wants to get to 60 miles to break the current guinness record. the dow opens at 13,825 after gains 46 points yesterday. the s&p and nasdaq were mixed. overseas, the nikkei shot up 305 points but the hang seng fell 18. turning to business headlines. today, investors are going to want to keep a close eye on a few things. united airlines is going to chop
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about 600 jobs through buyouts. net to netflix, shares jumped 42%. with strong quarterly earnings. after peaking in the $37 range, apple is down 36%. the question everyone is asking, how low will they go. next to new home sales which some estimate to be at 400,000 for december. if that number is accurate, it would be a very good sign for the economy. and i'm sure you've seen the frenzy over subway's one-inch short controversy. sandwich lovers are happy. and some filed class lawsuits. suitcase customers are opened a refund for the portion of the sandwich that they've not been receiving. subway as declined to comment on the lawsuit. a spokesman said the restaurant chain has redoubled the levels to ensure consistency in every sandwich we have. straight ahead, a super size
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controversy surrounding the super bowl's superdome. plus, what is this, is it a bird, a plane, a man? we'll tell you. and some of us will get that much needed warmup. enjoy it while it lasts. looks like another shot of arctic air next week. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning.
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fire broke out at a multifamily home in eastern massachusetts yesterday afternoon. firefighters helped everyone get out safe. now the red cross is helping those displaced by the fire. now, to our nation's capital where two united airlines planes, the flight arriving from brussels scraped the empty gate. and there were no reports of injuries. in michigan an eighth grader with downs syndrome owned his 15 minutes while in uniform. owen grosser didn't get much time as the manager of the basketball team but for the final moment, the coach put owen on the court where he hit two three-pointer. the students launched a campaign to get owen on "sportscenter." good for him. in new orleans, the king cakes, carrying on another tradition. operation we care has sent over 20,000 packages to troops
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overseas. they're saying thanks with patriotic cakes and boxes from children decorated. and the quantum key west regatta. dozens of teams around the world are braving sunny skies and 70 degree temperatures for the prestigious event which ends today. turning now to sports, we start with college basketball. michigan versus purdue. number two ranked michigan caught 15 points from trey burke and they easily beat purdue 58-53. the wolverines are hoping to move up since top ranked duke lost. now to the nba, rosen beat the buzzer. the raptors edged the atlanta magic 97-95. at the australian open tennis, top ranked novak djokovic cruised to a win
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against spain's david ferrer. djokovic moves on to sunday's finals. and a judge in new orleans says the city must scale back for that's called the super zone around the dome. and a strange object was seen at the pga insurance open at torrey pines in southern california. was it a bird, a plane, superman? well, it was in fact a large superman image on a glider promoting a new golf shoe. "early today" sports brought to you by just for men auto stop. gray is over. and a possibility of lance armstrong on "dancing with the stars"? plus, a teen vandalized a word war ii veteran's home. what happens next may surprise you as "early today" continues right after these messages.
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welcome back to "early today." the big weather story today is this very weak storm that's going to be widespread from the great lakes this morning all the way down to the deep south. we do have the potential for some freezing rain and ice later today from atlanta, to north georgia to many areas of tennessee too. then just areas of light, fluffy snow throughout much of the ohio valley today. including this morning around chicago, late today towards tonight it will move through washington, d.c. and areas of north carolina. that's what we'll be watching. it's a little warmer out there, not quite as cold. also some rainy weather from southern california to arizona. as we go throughout your
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weekend, notice we're snow-free, maybe a few flurries around the great lakes. temperatures moderate. notice 17 around minneapolis. the problem is as we get warmer air heading northwards it's going to give way to clouds and rain. freezing rain could be a problem on sunday for iowa and central illinois. keep in minds are any travel plans through the midwest, a little freezing rain but the moderation begins this weekend. >> really sad i'm looking forward to 38 degrees. if you're looking for entertainment, you might want to skip the movies this weekend. there are three new releases and none screened by critics. bill buzz and little market will go amount to a small take at the box office. hansel and gretel witch hunters turned out to be a real movie not just a practical movie. ensuring it will finish in first
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place. j.j. abrams is now said to be the director of the upcoming episode "sevenen" and recently in the star trek. and saying one man cannot direct both franchises. michael buble has big news of his own. the singer and his wife are expecting their first child. and they announced the news with the ultrasound video. and earlier this week, we told you about lindsay lohan turning down "dancing with the stars." well, now lance armstrong has also turned down the competition reality show. armstrong has reportedly been asked to join the show many times. cuse the obvious joke about juicing. >> maybe they could play a joke on him. it could be a good p.r. opportunity for him. >> it could. he certainly needs to redeem himself. it could be too soon he's just
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kind of 0 confessed. we'll see. the next one comes from kprc in houston, texas where a story of vandalism has a happy ending, 92-year-old albert wood had just lost his wife weeks ago and he came home to find his house burglarized and burgled by two local teens. the father of the teen came to personalize and volunteered his son for the hard cleanup. he should. >> good dad. >> that is a good dad. >> sometimes, judges make you do stuff like that. >> they do. the one recently had to wear the signs. >> i'm mara schiavocampo, and this is "early today," this, your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 5:00 a.m. >> good morning. we're watching for some snow later today and early tonight. it is cold. 14 at the airport. 18 in edgewood. we'll make it up to about 26 today. there is a chance for some light snow. >> 4:57. 14 degrees at the airport.
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a theft in the middle of the day. >> no criminal charges for three police officers. >> any elected official that uses their power, they belong out of office. >> is expected today in the trial of john leopold. >> we're more than a week away from super bowl xlvii. we'll have your countdown coverage. >> we have a problem spot
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