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breaking news in italy right now. a strong earthquake with powerful aftershocks has rescuers scrambling in a frantic search for survivors. a live report just ahead. and a major military offensive including military backed forces to clear isis militant from a syrian border town. >> north korea launches a missile. and a message for the u.s. and donald trump is softening his stance on immigration. >> and hillary clinton faces criticism over curious state department meetings. "early today" starts right now. good morning, everybody and thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. breaking overnight a 6.2 magnitude earthquake has rocked
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the tremors could be felt more than 100 miles away in rome. multiple aftershocks added to the chaos. but as dawn broke across italy officials warn the death toll is expected to rise. local media is reporting 13 deaths and people still trapped beneath the rubble amid widespread blackouts. chapman, what's the latest out of italy with 20 people have died with dozens still missing. this is in the town of amatrice. this brought down buildings and homes on people as they slept. this was the early hours of the day. many people are still missing and apparently one of the mayors in one of the local towns now says that daylight has come and
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with buildings collapsed, people trapped under the rubble and no sound of life, he said. really strong words from him. the italian ministry of defense has mobilized the army with special units in the area to search for people and betty, this is still an ongoing situation. many people still reportedly unaccounted for as emergency officials arrive in the affected areas and are dealing with the aftershocks. as you said, this quake was felt just over 100 miles aw rome. pope francis is saddened by the event. cancelled his speech he was to give today and instead prayed with the crowd for victims and survivors. >> i imagine a lot of prayers are going up right now. thank you so much. well 49 states down and just one more to go. the zika virus is now reported in south dakota leaving wyoming as the only zika free state in the u.s. florida remains the biggest concern after a third outbreak
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two known transmission zones. 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 infected in florida's outbreak health officials are ramping up their warnings for pregnant women. a new study shows just how destructive zika is to the brain beyond microcephaly. some health experts say the zika images show the worst brain infections that doctors will ever see and that even babies born with normal sized heads may have developmental problems. donald trump takes an abrupt about face on immigration. >> is there any part of the law that you might be able to change
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society, have been law abiding, have kids here? would there be any room in your mind or -- because i know you had a meeting this week with hispanic leaders. >> i did. i had a great meeting with great people, great hispanic leaders and there certainly can be a softening because we're not looking to hurt people. we want people -- we have some great people in this country. we have some great great people in this country. >> that softening comment came shortly were trump's son said this regarding his fath 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. >> it came the same day trump
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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's going to pay for the wall? >> after getting a quick hair cut on the trail, vp pick mike pence told cbs the immigration plans will be worked out in the 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 an immigration speech in denver. the meeting is to shift his base beyond white voter support. african american support stands at 8% in our recent poll. he gets 22% of hispanic support in the same survey.
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embroiled in controversy. a new report has clinton on defense and republicans pouncing. new details revealed the extent to which she provided access to clinton foundation donors. more than half of the people outside of government who met or spoke to clinton while she was the nation's top diplomat gave money to the clinton foundation. donald trump is bashing clinton for that report. >> the specific crimes committed to 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 sale. >> now, mike pence said the new details were further everyday of
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clinton state department but they say it's relied on utterly flawed data. it cherry picked a subset of clinton's schedule. she faces more scrutiny for her high dollar fund raisers like the one she held tuesday afternoon at the private residence of justin timber lake. some sites are keeping a tally of just how long it's been since her last press conference and co post's latest count, that number stood at 263 days. well, today on the trail donald trump holds rallies in florida and mississippi. his running mate tours through north carolina. hillary clinton is expected to remain off the trail for another day focusing on fund raising on the west coast. new details coming in about a submarine launched missile fired by north korea early this morning. it was launched of the country's
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miles before splashing into the sea of japan. this is their third missile launch this year and in violation of resolutions. the mission is focused on the isis led syrian territory just south of where last weekend's deadly wedding attack occurred. military sources tell us they've the town so far. 63 isis targets have been fired at in syria more than 200 times with artillery and shelling. turkey forces have entered syria as part of this mission. and now to china. the cause of a massive sink hole investigation. it shows the pedestrian plaza suddenly give way swallowing up two people and two motorcycles. police and good samaritans
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massive sink hole which grew to more than 30 feet long and 10 feet deep. they're being treated for serious injuries and there's still no word on what caused that frightening sink hole. why the the federal government trying to keep you from swimming with dolphins? but first, a look at the tropical wave threatening florida. >> right now it's heading for the virgin islands. it flared up overnight. still not a named system yet or even that could change today. 70% chance of that happening in the next five days and this is the area where development could occur. it's generally heading toward the bahamas and then to florida too. all of our computer models are carrying that to a sunday
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scientists fear this will harm their act to reproduce. the proposed ban will cover waters out to two nautical miles. and that's where most dolphin tour boats operate. the federal agency expects to make a final decision regarding the ban next year. cleanup in louisiana this morning, a day after president obama visited the flood ravaged street. the president urged americans to rally around the community in need. he also defended the timing of his >> sometimes once the flood waters pass, people's attention spans pass. this is not a oneoff. this is not a photo op issue. this is how do you make sure a month from now, three months from now, six months from now people are still getting the help they need? >> and just ahead and fast forwarding today classes begin at the university of texas at
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the nasdaq and and s&p both closed high after the ball. the head of the ceremonial gavel popped off as you see right there it goes. he tweeted they told me to give it three good hits so i did. clearly. and now to what appears to them all. the u.s. government. the detail from london. good morning. so explain this cheesy connection. >> reporter: well, apparently the u.s. government says they're going to pick up the tab for 11 million pounds of cheese. now, this cheese is worth about $20 million and the secretary of agriculture says it's going to be donated to charities and those in need. apparently the dairy farmers
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seeing is your tax dollars at work. and the company tesla says they're making a car that can compete with ferrari and porsche and it will be actually affordable. just about six figures. this will be a vehicle that goes from zero to 60 in two and a half seconds and they say it's a result of a lot of research they've been doing on batteries. and mcdonald's is feeling serious heat after to social media to complain that bracelets they'd received in their children's happy meals had been giving their children rashes. these bracelets themselves were actually made in china. >> rashes, huh? that's not a very happy meal. thank you. just ahead, who tops forbes list of highest paid actresses? the answer when we come back.
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so i know i'm wearing it, but no one else will. always discreet for bladder leaks i'm not surprised that he was able to diagnose hillary clinton so accurately without, you know, examining her. after all, juliani and donald trump are experts on female anatomy. it's true. look at this actual video the two of them made. >> you know, you're really beautiful and a woman that looks like that has to have a special scent. >> thank you.
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ma you think of this scent. hey, oh! donald, i thought you were a gentleman. >> oh, clearly, he didn't need to run for president. >> of course we all have those moments that we didn't -- we didn't have cameras in college thankfully. >> are you telling us something about college? >> i was studying. time to vote against donald trump. she claims donald trump bullied her. he allegedly called her miss piggy and ms. housekeeping and personally escorted her to the gym telling the howard stern show that she was an eating machine. she says the public humiliation caused her to have years of eating disorders. she took to instagram claiming
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than ms. clinton. >> and i'm sure the clinton campaign didn't get involved. >> she jumped right on that saying congratulations on becoming a u.s. citizen, enjoy casting that vote. >> we love lists. right? forbes is out with their highest paid actress list for the last year and it goes from june to june and would you care to guess which of these three ladies is on top? >> i'm going to >> melissa mccarthy goes bust. 33 million for her, but topping the list at a little over 40 million, of course hunger games star jennifer lawrence. julia roberts was still on the list. >> what has julia roberts done lately? >> a big endorsement. >> and of course the big gender gap thing too. only three of these women would
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to men. >> only three? >> people pay, right? >> that's what i say. give me that steady money. >> yeah, right. >> baby can't you see, i'm calling -- >> under those shades, britney spears. >> i love this car karoake, but some people were saying britney spears was lip syncing. >> you can't lip sync car pool karoake. >> look at the video, folks. all right. this is "early today." ? the sun'll come out tomorrow... ? for people with heart failure,
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good morning. i'm.. vince vitranohere's what's coming up on "live at daybreak"... breaking international news... searching for survivors in italy this morning... following a strong earth quake. the first pictures from the scene. also... the rest of the story. what the family of a man killed by tosa police says they saw on body camera video... and the answers
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good morning. i'm susan kim. i'm vince vitrano.let's start off with a check on the weather... with meteorologist brian gotter. if you're out the door stay dry, but rain with thunderstorms arrives for the later morning commute. no severe weather is expected but there will be some pretty good downpours along with lightning. look for the main area of rain and storms to reach milwaukee by 8am and


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