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events. we're going to leave it there., to the round table, everybody, thank you so much. we'll leave it there this morning. thank you thank you for joining us. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." good monday morning. right now on "first look." high flying drama. terrifying moments at the circus when the rigging gives way during an aerial stunt. >> at first, we're like, is this the act? and the lights go off and everybody goes running to them. and then i knew it was an accident. >> bold move. pro-russian militants free dozens of people detained after deadly clashes. plus, gas prices still on the rise for the 12th straight week. a hypnotic light show in north dakota and funniest moments for this weekend's white house correspondence dinner. good monday morning to you. several performers are
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recovering after a high-wire circus act gone wrong in rhode island. the accident, which may be disturbing for some to watch was all caught on camera here. that happened in front of a crowd of 9,000 people. at least nine acrobats were injured, two of them critically. one was scheduled for later this morning. ron mott reports from providence. >> this shows a curtain being lowered just before the rigging collapse. eight female acrobats plunging to the ground about 35 feet, authorities said. a male performer in the ring was also injured by the collapse. >> we ask that you please enjoy this intermission at this time while we situate ourselves during this accident. thank you. >> we thought it feels part of the show. all the sudden you saw the cable break and that was it. >> the nine injured performers were rushed to the hospital in
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critical condition. >> our hearts and prayers are with the nine individuals. some were very seriously injured. hopefully they make a full recovery. at this point we don't know if that's going to happen. >> failed entertainment. the company that runs the circus announced two other shows scheduled for sunday were canceled and an investigation was under way. a spokesperson described the act as a human chandelier. >> don't want her to walk away being scared of a circus. >> it was scary. it was. >> that was ron mott reporting. safety investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. tension continues to grow in ukraine following violent clashes between security forces and pro-russian forces. the prime minister is accusing russia of engineering the clashes that left at least 40
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dead. all of this comes less than ap month before the national election scheduled for may 25th. keir simmons brings us more. >> reporter: masked men opposed to the current government smash the door of a police station in odessa. 30 pro-russian prisoners were freed, cheered by the crowd. heros, they shout. and we will not forgive. more than 40 died in a fire in adownon building. the fire is the worst atrocity since february. the pro-russian protesters blamed government forces. >> this is the part of russian road maps to grab and eliminate ukraine. >> reporter: and criticized his own police for failing to stop it. one group of officers responded, throwing their shields to the floor. we haven't entirely lost
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control, the prime minister says. they have in the east. here elections are planned in ukraine this month. now some are asking how can they be held amid all this? >> the election of may 25th cannot go forward. >> in another town a bank burns. this time thankfully no one is inside. >> that was nbc's keir simmons reporting. the pressure is mounting to do more for the release of hundreds of schoolgirls. they were kidnapped nearly three weeks ago. while secretary of state john kerry vowed u.s. support, calling what happened an unconsciousable crime. at this point the u.s. is not so directly involved in the search and many nigerians have sharply
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criticized the government's slow response. meanwhile, the president spoke out for the first time since the kidnapping saying, quote, wherever these girls are, we'll get them out. firefighters in guthrie, oklahoma, are battling a massive wildfire. according to kfor in oklahoma city, the fire department says at least one person has died. officials say the wildfire began after a controlled burn got out of hand. strong winds and dry weather are fuelling the flames and making it difficult for fire crews. so far some 3,000 acres have burned. busy weekend. especially when it comes to the nhl and nba. let's get @ latest from richard lui. >> very busy weekend, frances. good morning to you. let's start with the record five nba games this weekend. rooting for his team on tp
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sidelines. toronto down by one has a chance to win this. they face miami in the next round. at the end of the third, ginobli hits a three putting san antonio up by six. 11 119-96 for a win. other match-ups include oklahoma city and washington at indiana. talladega super speedway is where we go. a nascar six-car pileup. with 14 laps to go. who caused it? six-time champ jimmie johnson. johnson remains winless this season. baseball and nfl quarterback hanging out before the game. this is the play. bounces off the top of the wall. the ball rolls away. tampa bay wins 5-1. worries at the los
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angeles/miami game. miami gets one deep right. it's a walkoff game winner. oh, slamming into the wall. concussion tests were negative. pittsburgh hoping for a win over new york after losing game one. pitts gurg gets a rebound and punches it in. on the breakaway. jonathan taps it in. leads the series 2-0. chicagoans are celebrating by eat a blackhawks good to me. >> instead of the perps.
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i would use artichokes for the feathers. >> add more. >> you got it. bill karins is here with your monday forecast. some parts of the country are already feeling the heat. we're talking 100s here. >> people complaining. bringing us a little bit of warmth. 100 degrees in some spots yesterday. let's go to the maps. now that we're in a quiet week ahead, i want to show you the drought situation. we all know about the bright reds in the west. that's the exceptional drought for a couple of years now. north texas, western oklahoma and kansas are really quickly getting drier and drier, and with the really dry soil, i'm afraid we could have a hot summer. yesterday was an indication of that. that was the hottest they've ever been. the blues and the whites show you where the clouds and moisture is. from oklahoma to texas, we have
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a lot of dry air all the way down the florida. that's why almost zero chances of rain this week. and only in the plains could i tell you about 100 in kansas, and snow just north of duluth. so monday forecast is a quiet day in tp eastern half of the country after a nice weekend. you know, may 4th. >> just ahead, new studies that could unlock the secrets to the fountains of youth. and why relief, don't worry, it's on the way. ♪
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. welcome back. let's get to business with courtney reagan. >> futures are lower this morning. the unrest in ukraine overshadowed the positive u.s.
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jobs report. look for data on the services sector and earnings for pfizer. later this week the focus will be on washington as the fed chair janet yellen testifies on capitol hill. the average price of gas rose three cents to $3.72 a gallon. but prices should start to fall due to higher production in libya and a ramp up of gas production in the u.s. there's a reason to celebrate. after raising sharply for weeks, line prices are on their way down. that's thanks to falling for demand and high prices from mexico. i got a corona this weekend and they left out the lime. >> it's funny you say that. i'm tired of the dirty looks i'm given when i ask for extra limes. cheers to that. some other stories this morning. a 77-year-old pilot was killed when his vintage plane crashed during an air show in northern california.
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it happened in front of thousands of spectators. a strong magnitude 6.0 earthqua earthquake. there are reports of 17 injured. some from falls during the quake. in three-week studies, they say an older mice with those of younger ones. and it rejuvenated the muscles and brains and looked better. they hope they will eventually help the humans. former president george h.w. bush was honored with on sunday. for agreeing to raise taxes to deal with the spirling deficit despite the the campaign promise not to. his grandchildren accepted the award. hundreds and thousands of revelers were there to celebrate. and check out this video of the
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northern lights does ling the skies this weekend. it happens when charged particles from the sun interact with the earth's upper atmosphere. never gets old to see. can't miss favorite zingers of the night. you're watching first look on msnbc. earlier this spring and now you're at it again. scott: (chuckles) indeed, a crucial late spring feeding helps defend the grass against the summer heat to come. nbr: we knew that - right guys? oh yeah! scott: feed your lawn. feed it!
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possibility on sunday that democrats could refuse to appoint members to a potential select committee on benghazi. zbr i think it's a waste of time. we've had four bipartisan investigations already. i don't think it makes sense really for democrats to participate. i think it's a tremendous red herring and a waste of taxpayer resources. >> meanwhile, former senator rick santorum backed john boehner's decision to create a special committee. >> there's a firestorm tout there across america among a lot of republicans who believe that we have not been diligent in taking this issue on. i think the speaker has no choice but to move forward. >> former u.s. secretary of state condoleezza rice has declined an invitation to speak. some students and faculty protested against her role in the iraq war. and this weekend was the white house correspondence dinner or nerd prom, as we call it.
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vice president joe biden ditched the dinner while president obama and joel mchale brought the zingers. here's a look at the best hits of the night. >> listen. are you going to this snorrespondance dinner? >> no, it's not not worth it. >> you know the difference between the tattoo and the koch brothers? >> no. >> they're both painful, but you can get rid of a tattoo. >> hey, girl. >> hey, are you going to dinner thing tonight? >> hell no. i have important things going on in the capitol. okay. right. thanks. >> these days the house republicans give john boehner a harder time than they give me. which means orange really is the new black. of course, we rolled out that could have gone better.
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in 2008, my slogan was yes we can. in 2013 my slogan was control, alt, delete. >> between rob ford, justin bieber and ted cruz, you just want to tell canada, hey, hey, relax. we already have a florida. hillary clinton has a lot going for her as a candidate, and as our first female president, we could pay her 30% less. that's a saving this country could use. >> there was so much more where that came from. that makes up your morning dish of scrambled politics. and happy monday, david. and happy post white house correspondence dinner. >> still recovering. >> you and the rest of washington. let's start with this when it
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comes to the zingers. what did you consider the bigger hit? the president taking aim at the republicans including msnbc or the ones tarkting himself? >> before the president came on, they marked the 100th anniversary of the event. is sometimes they make mistakes of too quickly attacking the enemies. he understands he broke out that joke. and he endsed with bringing out kathleen sebelius to take fun again at and the problems. he set the tone to make fun of himself. i watched last year's event where he seemed void of his re-election. this time he had more biting humor at his enemy critics because it's been a tough year. >> really. the jokes were presented to us. it is really fun anyny at the very end. the part where kathleen sebelius
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came out to fix the technical problem. it was like he was going to show a video. he says i got this. zbr it was funny. but maybe it's water under the bridge. she has resigned over the problem. but topping # million in rollees. he gave her a hug. it did go over in the sense that the room was surprised it happened. >> how about joel mchale? his zinger, mr. president, or another inner city minority taking advantage of the federal government to feed and house your family. like oh boy! he had a few lines that the room wasn't able to laugh. there was a joke about the kardashians and republicans that i thought was over the top. i think he got more krvlg in the
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end. he had a good series talking about being a verb. the president laughed heartily at that. by the end mchale redeemed himself. the reviews i heard is all in all he did well. >> besides the one liners a lot of people go and see what the reaction is? what's the reaction, right? >> absolutely. i think you played it in the beginning. vice president biden and julia louise-dryfuss, they seemed natural. and vice president biden looked like he really enjoyed filming that. >> signature aviators. thank you so much. >> thanks, frances. >> good luck with the recovery. coming up, richard lui and bill karins are back. what is this and where did it come from? i'd do anything to keep this guy happy and healthy.
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all kinds of fun stuff to bring you for first buzz. let's get start with some little creature. what is this thing? >> so the captain is out on the ocean 300 days a year. he pulls up this along with a bunch of shrimp. that's the rarest and ugliest catch in terms of a shark that you've ever probably seen. it's called a goblin shark. 10 to 13 feet long normally. this one was 18 feet long. they lurk around as deep as 5,000 feet. he caught it. he took pictures and threw it back into the ocean. >> yes, he released it back into
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the ocean, into the water. really interesting. >> they're saying this is the second one ever caught. >> amazing. >> it looks like something close to daylight. that's like you. >> yesterday was a really big day. may fourth. >> force. >> i never heard about this. >> i didn't get it either. every may 4th is now star wars day around the globe for the force be with you. may fourth. and so everywhere, even in the yis, everyone was ringing it in. . like it's like a big new year's party. >> it's a huge deal. >> they had a big race down there. 4,000 people dressed up. >> my twitter and facebook feed was all clogged with may the fourth be with you. i was blowing it off. i had the light bulb moment this
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morning. >> the movie is coming out next year. >> the new cast of characters is great too. >> a lot of fun. >> this is first look on msnbc. "way too early" with thomas roberts starts right now. have a great monday. and i'm feeling sorry, believe it or not, for the speak ier of the house as well. these days the house republicans give john boehner a harder time than they give me. which means orange really is the new black. #. >> so one of the president's funniest lines is he for one night becomes comic in chief. but how did funny man joel mchale fare as the headlining host? and more pro-russian violence in ukraine. is moscow ginning up the violence to justify further military incursions? and circus performers hung by their hair. escape a death defying fall, all
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caught on camera. definitely not party of the show. this is "way too early." hey, hey everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. it's monday, may 5th. welcome to "way too early" the show that loves cinco day mayo. even though we only speak spanish un poco. we're going to work on that. we want you to take a shot of te quit tequila every time we talk about the white house correspondence dinner. let's talk about what we know overseas and in ukraine the violence is spreading deeper with street violence e is rupting. hundreds of militants storm on monday dmond dmanding they be released. the men smashed open doors,


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