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. breaking overnight the legendary voice of the dodgers, vin scully, has died at the age of 94. and the outpouring from fans has been overwhelming. a sea change for red state kansas where they chose to protect abortion rights in the first of the nation vote impacting their constitution plus, big races in all five primary states after a firestorm of not passing health care for u.s. military veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, the senate
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finally passed the package an 80-year-old store clerk shoots a thief and it's all caught on camera and what happens to a town when tomorrow cruise decides to drop in. "early today" starts right now >> good morning, i'm frances rivera >> i'm phillip mena. >> breaking overnight, vin scully has died. he became the voice of the brooklyn dodgers in 1950 the dodgers called him the heartbeat of the team and he led his one of a kind style to big hitters, big plays and world series wins, turning memorable moments iconic >> high fly ball into right field, she is gone in a year that has been so
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improbable, the impossible has happened >> scully received the frick award from the baseball hall of fame in 1982 and the presidential medal of freedom in 2016, the same year he retired from the booth. >> the president and ceo of the dodgers said scully's voice would always be etched in our minds, caulk hlling him one of e greatest voices in all of sports tributes are pouring in paying their respects to the icon vin scully was 94 years old now to more breaking news and the first vote on abortion rights kansas voters have overwhelmingly struck down a proposed amendment that would have removed abortion protections from their state's constitution and this issue appears to be driving people to the ballot
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box. the kansas secretary of state reported high levels of voter turnout. >> supporters of abortion rights warned that aapproval of the measure would lead to roll back of abortion rights. >> we get to say to kansans you can still make your nedmedical decisions. >> a group called the value them both coalition led the charge to amend the state constitution they call results a temporary setback. president biden says this vote makes it clear that the majority of americans agree at that women should have access to abortion former president trump loomed large over primary races. tudor dixon is the projected
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winner of the primary for michigan governor. >> in missouri, the battle of the two trump-endorsed candidates named eric have been decided. it's projected that eric schmit has won the nominee for senate >> in arizona, three trump-endorsed candidates were on the ballot who deny the 2020 election results nbc news projects that mark finchem has won that race. >> in washington state, two house republicans are voting for reelection both jamie herrera and her opponent the death toll from the
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mckinney fire in california has risen to four. it's the largest wildfire this year in the golden state, tearing through more than 56,000 acres of grass, dry timber and brush since it began on friday here's miguel almaguer >> reporter: after quickly igniting into the state's largest and deadliest inferno this season, california's mckinney fire is still a blowtorch, ripping across forest land as it takes lives and threatens nearly 5,000 structures >> i look out the window, big orange glow. and all of a sudden, man, it's here >> reporter: frank oldfield was lucky and saved his home during an epic firefight. but many of his neighbors lost everything after two people were discovered inside a car unable to outrun the flames, we learned two more bodies were found at separate homes. >> as dry as the fuels were and as hot as the weather's been, all it takes is one weather event and a spark, and it's
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going. >> reporter: ballooning to some 60,000 acres, the blaze did saw thunderstorms, and the threat of new fires. >> still a very volatile fire. it's been a sleepy giant over the last couple days i expect to see something different today. we're on our toes for this >> reporter: the monstrous and deadly blaze still on the move with so many structures destroyed, search teams with cadaver dogs are going door to door neighborhoods just like this one as the wildfire continues to burn out of control. >> our thanks to miguel. now to taiwan where house speaker nancy pelosi made the contested visit, despite threats from an infuriated china she is the highest-ranking official to visit since then-house speaker newt gingrich in 1997. we turn now to jay gray.
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>> look, this was a trip that wasn't officially on her schedule during her tour of asia, but it was widely expect thad she would stop in taiwan and she d it was confirmed, the trip in lights on taipei's largest building as she arrived in the middle of the night there this morning she did address parliament as she met with taiwan's president. the speaker honored with the order of the propitious cloud, easy for me to say and she really made a strong tie between the u.s. and taiwan and america's commitment to the island >> people of taiwan have proven to the world that with hope, courage, and determination, it is possible to build a peaceful and prosperous future. even in terms of the challenges you face and now, more than ever, america's solidarity with taiwan
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is crucial, and that is the message we are bringing here today. >> china calls the visit a serious violation that infringes on its sovereignty and territorial integrity. they have stepped up patrols along the strait of taiwan, both from the air, and they continue active live ammo military training on the ground there >> and jay, we'll be watching how the trip will be received by fellow lawmakers and the president when she returns thank you. the nsenate has voted to pae act for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in iraq and afghanistan. it was only last week that republicans with ddrew crucial support. jon stewart said he hoped everyone had learned a lesson from the controversial delay >> i'm not sure i've ever seen a
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situation where people who have already given so much had to fight so hard to get so little >> more than 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans are at increased risk of cancer and respiratory illness after being exposed to the burn pits officials revealing new details about the cia drone strike that took out the leader of al qaeda over the weekend chris pollone has the latest >> reporter: newly-released video shows smoke rising above a kabul neighborhood around the time a missile strike killed the leader of al qaeda a senior official says a cia drone fired two missiles at ayman al zawahiri as he stood on a balcony. >> not just for mr. zawahiri and al qaeda, but anybody else who
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would think next time about harboring terrorists that could threaten the homeland. >> reporter: the administration touts the strike as proof the president's chaotic withdrawal of afghanistan was the right move >> he said we would continue to be able to target and take out terrorists on the ground >> reporter: president biden was shown a model of the safe house where osama bin laden's successor was living with his family the president made a promise >> no matter how long it takes no matter where you hide if you are a threat to our people, the united states will find you and take you out. >> reporter: now focus is on afghanistan's taliban government and questions about whether it knew zawahiri's location and intentions >> the question is whether or not he was there as a way to reconstitute al qaeda's presence afghanistan and use it as a springboard to carry out terrorist operations
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>> reporter: some of our allies are praising the operation at least 37 people are dead and hundreds still presumed missing as authorities continue searching for people among the devastating flooding in eastern kentucky the university of kentucky's athletic department shared a major update the donation levels have exceeded $2.4 million for the eastern kentucky flood relief fund as of tuesday plus a former wildcat and lakers player, anthony davis don'ated $350,000 to the fund >> let's check in with michelle grossmann. >> we're looking at 86 million americans under a heat alert or heat advisory from texas all the
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way to the ohio valley into the northeast. we're going to see temperatures once again in the 90s and 100s it will feel close to 110 in spots. area of high pressure pumping in into heat. the heat is going to move to the northeast tomorrow we're looking at temperatures feeling like 98 in new york city tomorr here's aow c northeast temperatures into the 80s and 90s. all right, we're going to check some storms in just a bit. harry styles is staying true to his word and really bringing love on tour
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>> singer helped a fan propose to his girlfriend in lisbon, portugal, after spotting a sign, he lent his microphone to the fan. tom cruise drops in on a sleepy english town. bl oand a store clerk turns the taesn a would-be robber. that dramatic video in 60 seconds. and jelly beans. the number one brand for hair, skin and nails. with two times more biotin to bring out more of your inner beauty. get more with nature's bounty.
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store with a long gun. but the 80-year-old shop owner working the counter was ready for it firing a single shot, hitting the would-be robber in the arm >> the guy was screaming "he shot my arm off, he shot my arm off. >> reporter: the get away car taking off, halmost leaving one ac accomplice behind. >> he prepares himself he's dealt with this before. he's kind of like, he already knew it was a possibility. >> reporter: after the shot, watching the man on surveillance cameras as they fled those captured and posted on facebook never underestimate or boss. >> he wants us to feel safe.
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he's very protective of us all it can get scary >> reporter: employees saying their 80-year-old boss had a heart attack shortly after the incident >> you walk into a store like this, to take advantage of them? will, i'm glad craig was ready >> reporter: as for the other three suspects, they were located in a hospital parking hot nearby in that bmw suv that had recently been reported stolen those men, ages 22, 24 and 27 were in possession of numerous stolen firearms. inside the hospital, the 23
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comfort. it all starts with snuggle. it's a bird. it's a plane it's superman, or as he's sometimes known a lot of us, tom cruise far from resting on his laurels after scoring his biggest hit ever with "top gun" maverick, he took to the skies. tom llamas reports >> reporter: in the quiet english town of buttermire, a surprise falling right out of the sky. >> there he is
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going to fly over us >> reporter: is it a bird? or a plane >> wow, look >> reporter: no, it's tom cruise paragliding over residents, filming a scene for the latest mission impossible film. >> jesus christ, that's tom cruise, people there's been loads of helicopters and a few people saying that tom cruise is filming here for the next mission impossible. >> and we're like, nah, and all of a sudden he's come down gone up in a helicopter and come down on a parachute. and waved to everyone. and a few people were cheering and you could hear his voice, because he shouted something and now he's just gone back up again. so i guess they're doing a few shots. >> reporter: the action star is famous for doing his own stunts. here he is in 2015's "mission
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impossible rogue nation", hanging off the side of a cargo plane during takeoff cruise always pushing the boundaries fellow action star matt damon who is no stranger to stunts in the jason bourne movies recalls asking how he got clearance. >> the safety guy says you can't do that. he says that's too dangerous and i'm hike, uh huh, uh huh and i g so, so i get another safety guy >> reporter: during one filming, he broeke his ankle and got up and finished the take. >> i knew instantly it was broken ran past camera, got the shot. it's in the movie. >> reporter: on this day, tauchl cruise sticking his landing, a nice stunt and surprise, waving to fans and boarding the helicopter once more, now a
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legend born here in buttermire >> this guy is unstoppable >> has he ever heard of a green screen >> doesn't need one. to who do you think you are? canceling plans, commanding a room, being your own biggest fan. who said you could do that? say no to settling, no to compromising. yes to getting all of the above. who? no, really. tell us. who do you think you are? oh, you're you. and tj maxx is where you can afford to be you to the maxx.
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7 day old tuna casserole! how'd you know that?! even my nose is strong! you need hefty ultra strong! it has arm & hammer continuous odor control! hefty! hefty! hefty! oh, and uhhh... toby needs a bath! stay one step ahead of stinky. it's time for dodger baseball. >> boy, i'll miss that voice. never forgotten legendary sports caster vince gully has died. tributes from fans. that voice


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