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good thursday morning. here is what is coming up on "early today." the new york stock exchange is all a twitter as the microblogging site begins trading today while the dow hits an all-time high. developing overnight -- a shooting rampage at a barbershop leaves two dead and eight wounded. 13 week old tiger cubs are tossed in the water. and put to the test. we'll explain. was yasir arrafat poisoned to death? swiss forensic experts weigh in. and scientists say we're seven times more likely to be hit by meteors like this one. and a woman's pre-op procedure with her whole medical team. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 7th. good morning.
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we begin with deadly violence overnight in detroit. police say ten people, all men, were shot at a local barbershop. this morning three of those victims are confirmed dead. the eight others are being treated at local hospitals. it happened at al's barbershop. on the city's east side. officials say it also acts as a hach for gambling. right now police are looking for at least two suspects seen driving away. was palestinian leader, yasser arafat actually murdered? his widow says he was poisoned. the leader felt ill before his death in 2004 but no autopsy was performed. last november a team of swiss scientists exhumed his body and now say findings support poisoning. as a cause of death. mrs. arafat did not accuse any specific country or person, but the widow did acknowledge her husband had many enemies and she says he was the victim of a shocking crime. >> we are so angry. it's a political crime.
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it's a political assassination of a great leader. nfl great tony dorsett confirming he's been diagnosed with a condition linked to dementia. the 59-year-old dallas cowboys hall of famer says the news hit him like a ton of bricks. three other former players have been diagnosed. including leonard marshall. president obama is finding himself playing defense on the affordable care act. this morning he is back in washington after a trip to texas. it is the largest state refusing to participate in the health care law. he got an earful from both sides. tracie potts joins us with the latest. there's news on the resignation on the rollout team, what's being made of that? >> tony trinkle, the top chief
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technology officer at health and human services is leaving as of next friday. next week will be his last day. he's going into the private sector, already replaced for now by someone on the inside. as they get ready to roll out more money from the health law. today the white house is announcing $150 million in grants to community health centers to treat more than a million new patients, part of the health law that president obama says has him frustrated because the website to buy insurance isn't working properly. >> this is like having a really good product in the store and the cash registers don't work and there aren't enough parking spots. >> he chided texas for not supporting the law, texas has more uninsured than any other state. >> they're leaving a million people right now without health insurance that they could immediately fix. >> people's lives depend on
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this. >> reporter: on capitol hill, health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius was grilled about whether americans can keep their existing health plan. >> is it true or is it false, madam secretary -- >> you can keep your plan. >> no more excuses, no more spin, give us the truth. >> she admitted early enrollment numbers will be low. one person who was able to sign up, alaska senator, mark begich, but he's still giving the white house grief. back to the community health grants that will be announced today, it's the second round of those grants. the money something used to keep the community health centers going, to build new centers, to renew their leases and to hire new staff. and many of those staffers are being trained to help people through this process of signing up for insurance, richard? >> tracie potts, thank you. now to a bribery and prostitution scandal rocking the navy all involving a character named fat leonard.
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in the latest revelations, a third official has been arrested with accepting prostitutes, luxury travel, cash and reportedly lady gaga tickets. authorities saying the malaysian contractor, fat leonard, gave the goods in exchange for classified information which helped overbill the pentagon for millions of dollars. two other navy officials are charged separately next with the bribery allegations. a georgia family is demanding to know how their teenage son killed. his body was found rolled up in a jimg mat. surveillance video shows kendrick johnson on the right walking in a hallway wearing a white t shirt. he is seen entering the gym but the mat where his body was found is not in the video. a federal prosecutor is investigating, but johnson's family says the family wants answers. >> we want to know what happened to kendrick, and how did it happen. that is all we wanted.
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a coroner's inquest. they can bring forth evidence and show us what they have and what they seem to think exactly happened. that is all we want, the truth. >> the family's attorney says they are suspicious of why the video failed to show what happened. they call it the doggie paddle, tell that to two tiger cubs in d.c., though. the national zoo decided it was time for the siblings to try their paws in the water. they are some of the only big cats who like water. this pair, i don't think got the memo, they got out quickly. the swimming test was to insure they are ready to be released into their enclosure. it wasn't like a rock, they didn't go straight down, the natural instincts did take over a little bit. the weather in the northwest, we would like that to get out of here soon, too. the storm is moving onshore, a good-sized storm, it wound up to just underneath the weather
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channel logo on the left side of the screen. ahead of it, a good slug of moisture. raining hard in many areas of the mountains near the coastal sections. the winds picking up and the waves, too. it will be a wet drive as advertised this morning. right along i-5. the storm will move onshore throughout the day and the cold front will pass on through. and a good amount of rain, even for the city areas at the lower elevations. seattle, almost an inch, predictions for portland, the same. in the higher terrain, too, not much snow, temperatures are pretty warm. this is about 11:00 a.m., you notice it pretty much cleared i- 5. it won't be too bad, nothing like what you'll drive in early this morning and in much of th
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trees. the winds not high enough to cause too much damage. that storm was impressive, when we come back i'll show you a super impressive typhoon heading right for the philippines. >> thanks so much, billing cairns. straight ahead, vice president joe biden called to congratulate mayor-elect of boston, marty walsh, but he called the wrong marty walsh. and what this four-story barge was created for.
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welcome back. authorities have issued arrest warrants for the owner of a ride at the south carolina state fair that ejected people last month. investigators say critical safety devices on the vortex had been tampered with. scientists say space rocks are up to seven times more likely to smash into earth than previously thought. they came to that conclusion after studying the terrifying meteor that streaked across the sky and exploded in russia.
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the meteor had the explosive force of 40 hiroshima-type atom bombs. u.s. officials say leaving the equipment in afghanistan will save the u.s. billions and destroying it will help keep it from falling in the hands of insurgents. anchts cording to the "boston globe," vice president joe biden called to congratulate boston mayor-elect marty walsh after his election win tuesday. problem is he called the wrong walsh. problem is he called this one. the other walsh received other calls from others. this other walor sh is the president of a government relations firm. and a california woman decided to get her dance on before surgery. she's got moves. debra cohen, an obgyn held a dance party with her medical
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team to a beyonce song. she wants friends and family to make dance videos to help in her recovery. >> turning now to business and cnbc's jackie de angelis. twitter pricing its ipo at $26 a share. above the expected range. the deal valuing the company at more than $18 billion. the second largest internet ipo after facebook. twitter stock will trade today on the new york stock exchange. a new report says that wall street bonuses may rise an average of 5% to 10% this year. for some workers like financial advisers, bonuses could jump as much as 15%. but bond traders could see their bonuses drop due to volatility in the fixed income markets. and walmart says a glitch allowed shoppers to get some great bargains on its website yesterday. treadmills going for $33. pc monitors for $9. walmart saying it fixed the issue, it will canceling orders for customers that got those
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deep discounts. richard, back to you. aw, shucks. the wild speculation over what exactly google's floating barges were for has now been put to rest. the company now says those four-story vessels are interactive spaces where people can learn about new technology. they helped make stay at home movie night cool. but now blockbuster video closing. the remaining 300 stores over the next two months. blockbuster is owned by dish network. end of an era. sports is next, including a shocking bet and a hockey who dunn it. the case of the stolen helmet.
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i'm a big fan of trees. i don't know if you can tell. we are not going to the forest today. we're going to toys r us, guys. welcome to the world's greatest toy store. >> toys r us has captured the magic of having a stranger take your kids on a bus, lie about where they are going and then take off his clothes and promise them toys. >> it feels really good to be an indiana pacers fan this morning. last night in a physical game with the chicago bulls. derrick rose with a clean 2. later off to stevenson. he gets the dunk.
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pacers 97-80. they are the lone unbeaten team right now and number one. alley-oop watch. warriors igduola gets the call. kevin ware is back. it was a triumphant return. his first shot here was a 3 pointer. >> good for him. so glad he is back in the game. >> absolutely. there are reports the chicago cubs will name rick renteria as head coach. last one was fired last week after two years. renteria is the padres head coach. mauftt telling the ap he doesn't want to risk his health and well being for money. he played for just three years. blame the classic bears/packers rival.
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a bears fan, him, reportedly bets his wife if the bears win monday night he can shock her with a taser gun. the bears win so he tasers his not once, but three times. the wife calls policings they arrive to find the couple laughing. after multiple beverages. the husband was charged with having a taser, which is illegal in wisconsin. how about bacon as a door prize? that is what kansas state is giving students as an opener. you get a full paper container filled to the brim. this catch, look at that catch. bowling green goes down. miami of ohio wins 45-3. hockey winnipeg at chicago. winnipeg's adam pardy gets slashed through the glass. a fan takes the helmet off of his head. he wears it. then someone pours what looks like beer on his head. he does get his helmet back.
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just ahead, gaga to perform in space. and the country music awards had the stars out in force. you're watching "early today."
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well if you were someone that's in awe of the power of mother nature and ha she can do out there, take a look at this behind me this is an incredible image of a super typhoon. one that's very rare that i ever can show you an image like this of a storm from outer space, that looks this big, this powerful. strongest on the planet this year, 175-mile-per-hour winds heading right for the
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philippines in about 10 to 12 hours from right now. they're doing mass evacuations, that's going to be a horrible tragedy in the next developing 12-24 hours. as far as the northwest goes, we have our own rain to deal with it's more of a nuisance than anything else, we'll watch some gusty winds and large waves at the coast and the worst of it will be early this morning. tapering to showers later this afternoon. billing cairns, thank you so much. in entertainment. brad paisley and carrie underwood hosted their sixth cma awards and poked a little fun at events. take a listen. ♪ we'll have cataracts and dementia ♪ ♪ this is getting on my last nerve ♪ ♪ obama care by morning ♪ over six people served [ cheers and applause ] >> they are good together. >> entertainer of the year george strait and album of the year blake shelton. tim mcgraw and taylor swift won
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best musical event for "highway don't care." taylor swift has reached the peak in her career according to the country music awards. the pinnacle award. >> does that mean she's reached the peak of her career. someone stole about $4,000 worth of cable from the "orange is the new black" set. crazy eyes, possibly? jennifer lawrence showed off her new shorter hair style. for "hunger games" on fan day. >> i don't know, jennifer, i like long hair, nothing against you. she was getting together with her fellow castmates. and they talked about the troubles they faced on set. >> i was deaf in one year for 2 1/2 weeks. i had got a double ear infection because i had to keep diving into the water. justin bieber being investigated by brazilian authorities after going on a graffiti outing.
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while in brazil. separate from his rumored trip to a brothel. lady gaga is going to space. she will give a concert in 2015 aboard the virgin galactic. during the first ever music festival in zero gravity. >> some would say she's already been in outer space for a while. >> or she's a galactic star. >> i'm richard lui, this is "early today," just your first stop of the day on nbc.
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leading the news, standing your ground, black woman shot in head seeking help in white neighborhood. it happened after 19-year-old anisha mcbride crashed her car. police believed the teen was an intruder and shot her in self defense. and palm-sized drones. buzz over battlefields. they look like tiny helicopters with cameras. british forces say they run silent and are invisible at more than 30 feet. now to stories you might have missed. roger goodell appoints ted wells to independently investigate possible misconduct on the miami dolphins. it comes three days after guard richie incognito's suspension he faces allegations of bullying against offensive tackle, jonathan martin.
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>> the type of culture that i championed since the day i walked through these doors has been one of honesty, respect and accountability to one another. >> an investigation is underway into several texts and voice mails. incognito allegedly left on martin's cell phone. espn has reported martin has checked himself into the hospital to be treated for emotional distress. and a real-life snake on a plane. a passenger pulling the two-foot-long baby snake from luggage for feeding. flight attendants confiscated it. an investigation is underway into how the snake passed security. true as film, i guess, but not nearly as large. still freaking you out? >> how did they get it past security? >> it's pretty small. the sochi olympics are making history. the olympic torch is taking a trip to space. the torch will not be lit while in the spacecraft, with its
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three-man crew. obvious safety reason there is. the torch make its way back to earth on november 11th, after being carried into outer space for a space walk. it is time for a look ahead and a look back. the senate will vote on the employment nondiscrimination act. if the bill to outlaw workplace discrimination passes, it would advance to an a uncertain state in the house mptd. in 1991 an nba star revealed he had the hiv virus. >> the news is so shocking and so unexpected it is difficult to absorb it as we report it. magic johnson has tested positive for the hiv virus. that is the first step to aids. happy birthday to actor christopher knight. who played peter on "the brady bunch." singer song writer joni mitchell turns 70 and billy graham is 95. keep it here for more news, weather and sports. have a good day.
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new this morning students at a college on alert after a student is sexually assaulted in a bathroom. >> the man at the center of a statewide amber alert getting ready to make his first appearance in court. >> state leaders get ready to grill b.a.r.t. management about safety after the deadly crash that killed two workers. >> crack a window, take you live outside for a look over san francisco. another clear start to your morning, a cool one. christina will talk about that in moments on a thursday, the day before friday, november 7th, this is "today in the bay." we continue to inch


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