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days, the sun rises and shines and sometimes things work. even in washington. best new thing in the world today. a real chance to own the bridesmaid dress. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is first look on msnbc. and we begin this morning with a super failure. the bipartisan deficit panel
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charged with cutting over a trillion dollars from the budget admitted defeat yesterday and now republicans and democrats are pointing fingers across the aisle. meanwhile, president obama is doubling down on promised consequences saying he's going to veto any efforts to bypass automatic spending cuts triggered by the super committee's collapse. nbc's steve handelsman reports. r it ended with a whimper at a mostly empty u.s. capitol. the co-chairs said we are deeply disappointed that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement. president obama blamed republicans. >> they continue to insist on protecting the $100 billion tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of americans. at any cost, even if it means reducing the deficit to things like education and medical research. even if it means deep cuts to medicare. >> republicans blame him. >> what has the president done? now and then, he phones in.
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you can't be e.t. you have to lead. >> the super committee could not make a deal to cut $1.2 trillion in red ink because, in part, democrats resisted entitlement cuts. >> there's a lot of monday to be saved with without cutting benefits for people who are on medicare, for example. i know our democratic friends like to portray that as a choice. that's not the choice. >> republicans resisted higher taxes on the wealthy. >> if they were to take the bush tax cuts off and let the american people decide, we could have an agreement today. >> the failure means automatic defense cuts in january 2013. >> i will veto any effort to get rid of the automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. there will be no easy off ramps on this one. >> i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. egypt's interim military government agreed to resign.
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egypt's health ministry says at least 26 people have been killed and 1700 injured during three days of violent protests that some are calling a second revolution. nbc news chief foreign cresce correspond correspondent richard engel has more. they've come to tahrir square. they're demanding the mill tear ir step down and transfer to a civilian government. they've been in power since hosni mubarak was forced out by similar demonstrations almost one year ago. the egyptian military promised that it would transition to democracy. instepped, the military kept marshall law, arrested thousands of people, sent them to military courts and egyptians are furious they no longer trust that the government will keep its promise and will transition to democracy. this has not, however, been a peaceful process.
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>> we are deeply concerned about the violence that has led to a a track ij loss of life over in egypt and call for restraint on all sides so that egyptians can move forward together to forge a strong and united egypt. >> the egyptian government, which operates under the supervision of the egyptian military, offered to resign. but so far it is having no impact on the the crowds. they want democracy implemented and want the military to step down. richard engel, nbc news, cairo. a group of cia agents no lebanon -- what could be a blow to the intelligence surveillance of the terror organization in that region. concerns have now been raised that spice who spent months or even years on the agency's payroll could be tortured or killed. according to u.s. officials. the cia suspended its espionage efforts in lebanon to assess what extent the intelligence
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network has been damaged by hezbollah's counterintelligence tactics there. fallout from the uc davis pepper spray incident continued on monday. the campus police chief has been placed on paid administrative leave. joining two other officers who sparked outrage after dousing peaceful occupy protesters with pepper spray. on the edge show last night, host ed schultz asked one of the students hit with pepper spray to describe friday's confrontation. >> obviously, we were completely peaceful. we locked arms. we never touched any of the police officers and so he came up to my friend and said if you don't move, i'll shoot you. my friend responded, i'm just sitting here. i'm just sitting here. i'm told at this point he walked behind the police officers, they were holding paintball guns at point-blank range at our heads and said don't worry guys, i'll just spray them down. at which point he shook up the pepper spray, held it in the air
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and spray painted us down in the face three times. the first time it hit, i was immediately blinded and felt like there was white hot sand in my eyes. i wanted to open my eyes because the pain was intense. but i had to force my eyes closed. i was literally suffocating because it hurt so badly to breathe. my face was covered in pepper spray. >> it's difficult to hear. lean forward with the edge show right here on msnbc. the place for politics. here's your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a brazen group of robbery suspects dragged a woman to the ground on a boston street as they tried to rip her purse away. the woman was followed, then kicked and punched in broad daylight by five women and one man before she could get away with her belongings. police have not made any arrests. a flash mob robbery executed inside a maryland 7-eleven increased calls there for a teen
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curfew. one group of students stood in front of a counter as a steady flow of approximately 50 people walked through the aisles, taking whatever they wanted. investigators believe the group came from a nearby birthday party. a heavy downpour over the weekend caused a san pedro roadway to crumble into the pacific ocean there. officials had already closed the road after ground shifting expanded cracks in the road over several months. no injuries or property damage was caused by that collapse. and finally, if you can believe it, show time for the 85th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade is just around the corner. bands and dance groups in herald square monday night. rehearsals are scheduled for tonight also. now for a look at your national weather we turn to meteorologist bill karins. he has the forecast. which we're hoping is nice for the parade. >> there's nothing going on.
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not like we have a snowstorm heading for new england a rainmaker for the parade. >> keeps you busy. >> overnight flash flooding in oklahoma. water rescues taking place. this is a pretty strong storm. thankfully, not a lot of snow, at least not yet. we have a lot of lines of thunderstorms going through arkansas. now, louisiana, through texas. i don't want to forget your friends in the pacific northwest. this is a huge storm near vancouver island. high wind warnings and rain. nasty weather along oregon and washington state. let's take first off this storm here in the south. this one is going to be moving over the next two days from over missouri now and then tomorrow afternoon it will be exiting southern new england. that's kind of the storm track. the heaviest rains right now and the thunderstorms are just pushing towards the shreveport area. nothing severe. no tornado or anything like that. beneficial rain this morning and heavy downpours near austin. done in little rock. over six inches of rain in the last 24 hours. this is a soaker for you. that heavy rain is moving
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through southern illinois, northern missouri. in indiana, you're about to get drenched. an umbrella day in indianapolis. it's going to pour there. working into ohio and pennsylvania this afternoon. here's how it looks. let me track this for you. here's the clock. this is 8:00 this morning. let's fast forward to the evening when everyone is coming home from work. the heaviest rains in the yellow and the red. that's all of indiana, ohio, pennsylvania. that's who will be getting the heaviest rain. it's also into d.c. and baltimore and approaching philadelphia. be prepared on i-95 for the heavier rain late in the day. as far as the thunderstorms go, along the front at 5:00 p.m. in areas of mississippi, alabama and louisiana, that's where we'll track it. let's fast forward again to tomorrow morning at this time. this is the busiest travel day of the year. much of it is clearing out. it's still along i-95. that's the worst commute if you don't have travel tomorrow morning, it's going to be
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difficult with heavy rain through virginia through the big city. southern new england will get one to two inches of rain at least. this blue in northern new england is snow. we're expecting a significant snowstorm over all of the areas of northern new england especially the mountainous areas. be prepared for like typical heavy snow event there. skiers will love it. but for a pus i travel day of the year, not what you want for maine, vermont and new hampshire. the heaviest rain in the ohio valley, will also the southeast. the heavy rain this afternoon and evening will work to the big cities of the east. as i mentioned, by the time we get to wednesday afternoon, much of it will be gone. lynn, it's wednesday morning that will be the worst of it for areas in new england. more updates later. >> especially for a travel day. i know you'll be watching that. a thumbs down for the super committee. one investment that's still safe. and a temporary holiday intimacy on craigslist. your first look at the business headlines is straight ahead.
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welcome back to "first look." i'm lynn berry. here are the top stories making news this morning. the u.s., england and canada announced coordinated sanctions against iran aimed at cutting it off from the international financial system. the measures are a response to a recent u.n. report that warns tehran is trying to build nuclear weapons. louie free will head penn state's investigation into the child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. free says his inquiry will go back to 1975 and nia bus uncovered will be reported to police. a russian capsule carrying
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three people returning from a six month stay on the international space station touched down safely in kazakhstan this morning. now you can own the show stealing bridesmaid dress worn by kate middleton's little sister pippa at the royal wedding earlier this year. a close version of the alexander mcqueen silk creation is being sold for around 3100 bucks. it does not guarantee your body will look that good in it. which i would probably pay 3100 bucks for. at least it looks like the dress. here's a look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,547 after sinking 248 points yesterday. the s&p tumbled 22 points, the nasdaq dropped 49. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo, the nikkei lost 33 points, but in hong kong, the hang seng was up 25. debt problems at home and abroad led to a wall street
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selloff on monday. volatility seized wall street in late july when congress was debating the debt limit and it returned yesterday when the so-called super committee quit on a deal. energy and tax were hardest hit. all 30 dow stocks fell. most kmom tis fell. moody's warned it may downgrade france from aaa due to the debt crisis pushing up french borrowing costs. one good sign. despite the super committee, investors still see american debt as safe. high demand pushed the treasury yield below 2%. gilead science is buying farm set for $11 billion. allegheny confirmed it's buying transatlantic holdings for 3-plus billion. cooper industries was one of the few winners on news it's joining the s&p 500. after the bell, hewlett-packard rose on earnings and revenue
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that popped estimates. elsewhere, former aig ceo hank greenberg is suing the government for $25 billion calling the 2008 federal takeover of aig unconstitutional. brazil slapped chevron with a $28 million fine for an oil spill off the coast. a penalty that could rise. finally, don't want to be alone for the holidays? a 28-year-old ad exec in san francisco may have a solution. he posted an ad on craigslist for a holiday girlfriend. that's right. someone who snuggle by the fire or just go to dinner at each other's parents' house. the offer is only good through new year's. then you're back on the street on your own. not sure about this guy. coming up, a tiger wins another major and sid the kid comes back like he never left. the new england patriots, sleepy offense, suddenly roars back to life. we'll have your first look at sports straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on
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back hand pass the goalie. his first goal in nearly a year gave them the lead. moments later, he added an a tis who unloaded from the blue line. crosby was two points in the first period. added another assist in the second. you know it's your night when you can score a goal like this. shot the puck from the corner some how, some way it found the back of the net. everything went right for crosby. two goals and two assists. penguins wont won it 5-0. the bruins stopped everything the canadian as threw at them. they beat the canadians. won nine straight. antoine burnett, corralled the rebound and put his stick and the puck between his legs and scored. jackets beat the flames 4-1. baseball last week, he won the cy young and justin verlander took home the american league mvp. the first starting pitcher to
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win since roger clemons in 1986. pats and chiefs, tom brady with a pair of touchdowns to rob gran could you ski. the big fella head over heels. julian adelman received a punt. made three moves and then found a hole. 72 yards up the middle. patriots made it look easy against the struggling chiefs. they won it big 34-3. that's your first look at sports. i'm fred rogan. now for another look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning. i have skier friends that live in new england. they've been upset with the amount of snow they've received. that's about to change. looks like the big rains, it will be snow in the high country. it's going to be good for you. this is coming at a bad timing. later tonight into all day wednesday. of course, that's the busiest travel day of the year. winter storm warnings up from augusta, maine, through areas of the white and the green
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mountains. winter weather advisories for the adron decks. if you're traveling tonight or tomorrow, travel in the snow. some areas could get 6 to 12 inches of snow. here's what the computers are telling us how much is expected. the pink is 6 to 12 inches much the purple is about a foot of snow. this will be one of the more significant snow events that new england has seen this early winter season for them. it's plenty cold there. albany at 26. northern new england in the teens. that's where the cold air is set up. it's not cold in boston x hartford. this will be a rain event for you. just a lot of scattered showers early today. but the rain will get more intense throughout the day. later on this evening is when the rain will get really steady and the heaviest rain, lynn, and thunderstorms around on wednesday morning. really difficult airplane travel tomorrow morning. can't stress that enough for everyone in the east. great. yeah, great. bummer.
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welcome back. i'm lynn berry. let's get entertainment news. justin bieber is looking to make it official. tmz reports the biebs took a very controlled dna test friday night in new jersey with a solid chain of custody hard for any lawyer to challenge. >> what's an uncontrolled -- >> it happened in new jersey. the website reports team
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bieber will not settle and vows to sue the accuser and her lawyers when he proves he's not the daddy. the phone hacking scandal heard testimony from hugh grant on monday who said it's time to stand up to the bullying of of the tabloids. he accused newspapers of learning information about his personal life only someone listening in on his phone could know. finally, not content to be paid for her normal 30-second tv ad for fiat. jennifer lopez is being accused of brazen product placement ever for her on-stage routine with the car during sunday's am a's. john legend an award presenter spoke for many when he tweeted that it's the most shameless thing in a performance. i was shocked. >> i was shocked too when i saw it. >> going through the roof of a fiat. >> they do a lot of those things during the awards. there was another 3d video thing that they did for an unnamed company because we won't give them any more press.
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>> now you're selling them. >> way too early is coming up next. the super committee, a small bipartisan group designed to show that congress can still get things done on behalf of the american people fails miserably after ten weeks to get anything done for the american people. the question a lot of people are asking this morning is, is this outside our gridlock two-party system. there must be. tahrir square is full with protesters meeting violent resistance from the egyptian military. the question is, nine months after the revolution what are their demands today. richard engel joins us live. the police and two officers are placed on leave after the world sees these ugly pictures of an officer using pepper spray at point-blank range. some protesting st


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