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the difference is easy to absorb. now. a strong earthquake with powerful aftershocks has rescuers scrambling in a frantic search for survivors. and a major military offensive including military backed forces to clear isis militant from a syrian border town. >> north korea launches a missile. >> and hillary clinton faces criticism over curious state department meetings. "early today" starts right now. good morning, herb and thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. a 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked central italy.
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could be felt hundreds of miles away in rome. but officials warn the death toll is expected to rise. local media reporting 13 deaths and people still trapped beneath the rubble amid widespread blackouts and looking at these live pictures you can see tons of rescue workers. multiple trues on the scene and i'm sure many other places as well trying to dig people out of the rubble. so far 13 people are dead in this earthquake, but with aftershocks and with people still trying to find their loved ones we're going to be hearing more about how many tepeople we in fact affected by that. in the meantime 49 states down. one more to go the zika virus reported
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a third outbreak popped up in pinellas county. while officials work to figure out how a local transmission could have spread that far florida's governor says he's not declaring a new zika zone there just yet. >> just because we have one case here doesn't mean we have local transmission. >> health officials say a serious epidemic is not expected in the u.s. but with 42 people now affected in florida's outbreak health officials are ramping up their warnings for pregnant women. a new study, a baby affected with zika in brazil shows just how destructive the virus is to the brain. the images show the worst brain infections that doctors will ever see and that even babies born with normal size heads may have serious developmental problems. donald trump with
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about face on immigration. >> any part of the law that you might be able to change that would accommodate to society, have been law abiding, would there be any room in your mind because i know you had a meeting this week with hispanic leaders. >> i did. great hispanic leaders and there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. we have some great people in this country. >> that softening comment came shortly before trump's son said this regarding his father's proposed deportation force. >> does that mean that mass deportation of the estimated 11 to 12, 15 million illegal is off the table? >> does it mean it's off the table? i don't know, you know, i don't know the exact details of it in terms of that but he's always going to do something humanely. he's a good guy. >> this came the same day trump took the same line before
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>> we must address one of the most vital issues of all. border security. we are going to build the wall. and who is going to pay for the wall? >> after getting a quick hair cut on the trail, vp mike pence told cbs the campaign's immigration plan specifically deportation will be quote, worked out in the days ahead. and nbc is now reporting that trump will meet with african american and hispanic activists at his trump tower headquarters tomorrow, the very same day he was scheduled to hold a major immigration speech in denver. the meeting is to expand his base beyond his white voter support. african american support stands at 8% in our survey monkey
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22% of hispanic support in the same survey. meanwhile hillary clinton is embroiled in controversy. a new report has clinton on the defense and republicans pouncing. new details reveal the extent to which she provided access to clinton foundation donors while serving as reck setesecretary o. more than half of people outside of government gave money to the clinton foundation. donald trump is bashing clinton for that report. >> the specific crimes committed to carry out that enterprise are too numerous to cover in this speech. this is corruption. and this is why i have called for a special prosecutor to look into this mess. justice is supposed to be blind. it's never supposed to be for
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detals were further evidence of the pay to play politics that clinton's state department but the clinton camp is fighting back saying the story relies on flawed data, it cherry picked a limited subset of clinton's schedule. the foundation faces more scrutiny but for her high dollar fund raisers like she held in the afternoon at justin timber la lake's house. according to the washington post, last count fit at 263 days since her last press conference. donald trump holds rallies in mississippi. hillary clinton is expected to remain off the trail for another day focusing fund raising out west. developing now, i want to tell you about this, new details are coming in about a
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launch missile fired by north korea early this morning. it was launched off the country's east coast. it flew about 300 miles into the sea of japan. we're live in london. what more can you tell us about this missile launch? >> reporter: well, yes, good morning, betty. this is the latest in a series of missile launches by north korea. it's what appears to be the most successful ballistic missile launch so far by the north. a spokes person tells nbc news that the presumed kn 11 submarine launched ballistic missile occurred off the coast of north korea. it was tracked for 300 miles over and into the sea of japan adding that it did not pose a threat to north america. although japan's
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calling it an unforgivable act and will deal with it resolutely a . it was likely timed as a show of force as a south korean military exercise. we do have breaking news to tell you about. an operation is underway right now by the turkish military aided by u.s. coalition to clear isis along the turkey/syria border. it's just south of where last weekend's deadly wedding attack occurred. turkish and u.s. coalition war planes have carried out four air strikes on the town so far, 63 isis targets have been fired at more than 200 times with artillery and shelling. turkey special forces have entered syria as part of this mission. now to china. an investigation is underway into the cause of a maic
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hole. surveillan surveillance video shows the pedestrian plaza gives way swallowing up two people and two motorcycles. police and good samaritans help the victims out of the massive sink hole. they're being treated for serious injuries and still no word on what caused that sink hole. that is frightening. so just ahead, why is the federal government trying to keep you fm swimming with dolphins? but first, bill has the latest on a tropical wave threatening florida, not what you want to wake up to but what's the news on that? >> could be some of our gulf coast states too. the hurricane hunters will investigate to see if we are going to track this as a tropical system. in the next five days they're saying there's a 70% chance of development and you can see the formation takes it anywhere here near puerto rico and possibly the bahamas in the next five days
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general path towards florida. at what intensity is the big question. here's a closer look at the day ahead. well, we're going to continue to watch a lot of heat and humidity throughout the southern half of the country and thunderstorms will be popping up too from areas of south texas all the way down through the gulf coast states and your typical afternoon storms in the southeast. now, that's what o's ahead for today. "early today" is back in two. od. tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever. entresto helped more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren.
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welcome back, everybody. we are continuing to follow breaking news out of italy where a 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked the central part of that country. we want to go live now near the epicenter of where this occurred. what are you seeing right now? can you hear me? all right. we're having a little bit
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technical difficulties but the tremors have been felt. the first recorded outside the town of norcia which is about 100 miles away from rome so that gives you the stretch of where these tremors could be felt. multiple aftershocks and as you see right there in these live pictures, people still trying to rescue those trapped underneath the rubble. so far we understand by local media that at least 13 people are dead due to this earthquake. i want to take you back now to lucy and see if we can get her on the phone. i know it's been a little bit difficult with the situation there, but lucy, are you with us? >> caller: yes. i can hear you just fine. incredibly powerful quake that struck around 6:30 a.m. local time. it was powerful enough to wake me up in rome nearly 100 miles away. right now we are very close to
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the earthquake. we have seen rescue crews rushing to the scene, bringing bulldozers trying to bring rescue workers to pull people out of the rubble. officials say there are still people trapped in some of the buildings. entire homes have been razed. that means this is full of tourists who have been visiting staying in these towns and so they're a lot more populated than they would normally be. there have been casualties reported. we're probably not going to get the full scale of the devastation until all of the bodies have been recovered from being trapped under the rubble. >> all right. we're having a little difficulty hearing you. obviously service is being affected by the devastation that we're seeing on our screen right there, but again, a powerfu
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magnitude earthquake has rocked italy and widespread blackouts and numerous emergency crews are on the scene with heavy machinery trying to reach people trapped underneath that rubble. we'll continue to follow this and we'll be right back. get your jeans game on at kohl's. get to kohl's nowts! for great savings on all the denim your kids want! get every shade of blue and even polk-a-dots too! plus yes2you rewards members earn 1 point for every dollar spent. get a $5 reward for every 100 points! now that's the good stuff. kohl's.
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i'm not surprised he was able to diagnose hillary clinton so accurately without examining her. after all they're experts on female anatomy. look at this actual video. >> you're really beautiful and a woman that looks like that has to have a special sense. >> thank you. maybe you could tell me what you think of this scent. oh, donald, i thought you were a gentleman. >> now -- >>
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>> that's the reason i get concern from old video of me doing similar stuff. >> let's hope you don't run for president in that case. former miss universe has gained her u.s. citizenship and she says it's time to vote against the former owner of the pageant. she was 19 years old at the time. trump allegedly called her ms. piggy and ms. housekeeping and he personally escorted her to the gym telling the howard stern show she was an eating machine. she said the public humiliation led to eating disorders. she took to instagram saying she will be supporting hillary clinton. >> the campaigns love to use joe the plumber, they love to use these people to try to get back at the other person. >> and hillary clinton really, she took advantage of this saying hey, i'll take the vote and she eve
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on twitter for getting her citizenship so there you go. >> so this is my chance to talk about scarlet johansen a little bit. this is the list of the highest paid actresses for the second year in a row. of course, hunger games, she takes a chunk of the purse from the hunger games too, so her agent did a good job of getting her that. she's $46 million and the hot melissa mccarthy. aje avengers star took the list and jennifer aniston there and julia roberts still on the list too. there's a massive earnings that's proof of the gender pay back. still that big pay back is there in hollywood. >> this is "early today." day." ♪ the sun'll come out tomorrow... ♪
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that breaking news. we're working to find out more about a serious crash in the district. a close call as a car rolls over, steps from a front door. >> disaster in italy. buildings crumble as a deadly earthquake hits several towns, trapping victims in the rubble. weeks after floodwaters tore through main street, signs of progress in ellicott city. the encouraging recovery now starting to take shape. >> it's 4:26. i'm aaron gilchrist. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. we're just getting in new details from police just seconds ago. this is happening in northeast in the district. like you said,er
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crash. we want to show you video in from overnight. it shows you a car there. look at that. it's turned over. somehow flipped over on benny road near 19th. we have just found out that, despite the way the pictures look, this is not a fatal accident. we do believe people are hurt. one person was taken to the hospital from the -- but again, one car overturned, right there at 19th and benning road northeast. police investigators on the scene trying to figure out how something like this happened. we know one car was involved. melissa mollet has a look at how it might impact traffic. >> we found out the roads have reopened. it doesn't look like something that would clear quick limit. it's out of the way this morning. inner loop at river road, new problem. blocked by a crash. this is involving a tractor-trailer. saw this one when i was comi
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cleaning up there. inner loop on the express lanes, after the mixing bowl lanes blocked by paving there and taking a look at this 56 west of ox road, no major problems. good morning, chuck bell. >> good morning, melissa. clear skies, temperatures in the comfy range early this morning. enjoy it. a warming trend coming our way means that the cool mornings are a thing of the past again. >> nothing to worry about. plenty of sunshine. on the warm side. for your evening plans, nothing to worry about at all. temperatures around the neighborhoods this morning, 63 in parts of central montgomery county. 63 in potomac and great falls. 61 centreville. 71 degrees in falls church. hourly temperatures cool for this morning. well up into the 80s for highs today. talk about chances for extreme heat and humidity coming bam in a few minutes. back to the news. right now, we are following maj
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this morning after a 6.2 earthquake struck there overnight. we have a live picture from on the ground there. this is central italy we're talking about. about 100 miles from rome. three people from the rubble. we know that the army has been mobilized to try to rescue people. this happened at 3:30 in the morning their time. people literally sleeping in their beds when their roofs suddenly collapse. 13 people are dead so far. that could change. that number could certainly rise in the coming hours. this was felt more than 100 miles away in rome. people, look at that pile of rubble there. people trapped under the rubble. the mayor of one town saying the town isn't here anymore. now weil possibly be hearing about aftershocks in the coming hours. back to you. >> devastating scene,
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more. it's 4:30. happening today, parts of main street in ellicott city will reopen. it's several weeks after flooding in the city killed two people and destroyed several businesses. howard county officials hope to have part of the downtown parking lot open by saturday. prince george's county board of education want leaders replaced. five members are demanding the chair and vice chair step down after the investigation into the headstart program. they lost $6 million in federal funding after claims of student abuse. the board members wrote i letter saying the leaders did not keep them informed. baker is happy with the job of leaders are doing. >> i have all the confidence in the world. he's done a great job. dr. maxwell, we've seen improvements in the school, graduation rates are up. improvements in early childhood education. so we're going


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