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it is tuesday, january 5th. coming up news right now in georgia. a woman and 11 children held hostem at a motile. hostage at a motel. and details to tighten the nation's gun laws. >> i'm also confident the recommends by my team are ones entirely connen ste esistent wi second amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms. >> and donald trump and ted cruz fight for headlines. the latest on the armed antigovernment protesters
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standing their ground on federal land. and a solemn morning in paris. the incredible scene of a race against the clock rescue at sea. and be careful where you stand. wow. "early today" starts right now. good morning everyoneem i'm sheba russell. we begin with breaking news out of georgia. a standoff at the motel. a man holding a women and 11 children hostage. happening in dekalb county to minutes from downtown atlanta. the motel has been evacuated. the woman made a call and told police had a knife and was threatening her and the children. the children are between the ages of 3 and 17.
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we'll bring you the latest as it comes in. 3 months and 17. president obama, in just a few hours will outline the first in a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence in the country. including limiting the gun show loophole. the white house may notes everything president obama is doing is constitutionally sound. although critition says he's overstepping his power. >> reporter: in just a few hours we'll hear from the president himself. but in the meantime we learned he wants to start focusing on the so called loophole and add more people at the fbi to deal with that. >> gun violence in this country -- >> after getting the okay from his attorney general and fbi director that it's
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constitutional, later this morning president obama plans to announce new measures he's taking on his own to tighten gun laws. >> it is not going prevent every mass shooting or keep every gun out of the hands of criminals. it will potentially save lives in this country. >> the president and executive order will partially close the gun show loophole requiring more people who guy weapons at gun shows to get background checks. republican candidates accuse president obama of gutting the second amendment. >> president obama's executive actions limiting gun rights are restrict our law-abiding citizen, not the criminals or the terrorists who target them. >> we don't beat the bad guys by taking away the guns. we beat them by using our guns. >> whether the president will be doing in the next week is an executive order. the next president on the very
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first day could wipe it away. >> the political stakes are high. the president is doing several public event this is week to gain support. >> now what the president wants to do, some will have to be approved by congress. he wants 200 atf agent, $2.5 billion for mental health. so while he's dealing with this gun show issue on its own and that would be challenged, some of these other things he's going to have to go through lawmakers here on capitol hill. >> tracy thank you so much. now toet the campaign trail and one month from this morning we'll likely know the winner of the iowa caucuses. candidates hard at work banqueting states. 15 stops so far in iowa, 12 in new hampshire hn in all more than a hundred events this week.
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ted cruz is surging ahead of trump in iowa. hillary clinton over bernie sanders and a total flip though in new hampshire. those two are jockeying for position. trump took a swipe quote not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba. and exclusive access inside the cruz campaign. >> politicians behave a certain way when they are panicking and they engage in attacks they engage in perm attacks. that is human nature i'm not going to get drawn into that. i'm going to keep the focus on the issues that matter. >> meanwhile, bill clinton is now officially part of the 2016 company. for how he's handling trump's attacks? he's a andrea mitchell and katy
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tur. >> reporter: bill clinton at a popular restaurant in manchester living up to a famous snl parody. >> can hillary win this time? >> sure. but it is going to be hard. >> reporter: back in his element, despite trump's atta attacks. >> i said how the hell can she do that when she's got one of the great women puzers of all time at her house. >> how do you feel about the kind of campaign trump is running sir? >> how i feel is only relevant [inaudible]. >> hillary clinton in iowa also refusing to engage trump? >> i've adopted a new year's resolution. i'm gonna let him live in his
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alternative reali and not going to respond. hillary calls bill her secret weapon. >> this whole thing is the biggest fair tael i've ever teen. . in new hampshire, raising $33 million in the last three months. only 4 million less than clinton's 37 million. all as both clintons try to stick to their game plan, ignoring donald trump. >> i'm katy tur on the campaign trail with donald trump, where he continued to swing at hillary clinton targeting bill. >> i don't care about monocue lewinsky other than i think hillary was an enabler. >> following up on line he is honed over the weekend. first to a massive ro crowd in bucksy. >> her husband was paid a
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fortune -- >> then on on sunday. >> i'm the only one willing to talk about his problems. >> reporter: and now the billionaire is starting to put his money where his mouth is, spending 2 million in iowa and new hampshire on his first tv ad. it is a 30 second summary of trump's campaign hits. but if that doesn't look like the mexico/u.s. border? you are right. plo politico respond, no but this is what our country is going to look like if we don't build a wall. trump looking for a boost, especially in iowa where polls have him losing to ted cruz. >> if i come in second by two points oh this is a terrible defeat they will say. no it's not terrible.
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>> he's someone who has said he's going to win. and if he doesn't win he fails and then he becomes the most dreaded word in the trump lexicon is loser. >> armed militants continue their occupation of a national wildlife refuge headquarters near burns, oregon. the standoff continues even at the people they support have turned themselves into the authorities. ammon and the group are sons of drive e cliven bundy. the group broke from a larger protest sporting the hammonds. the judge extended their sentences. the lawyer told police that ammon bundy or anyone in his
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group speak for his family. meanwhile schools up to 30 miles a away are closed for the week due to safety concerns. >> announcer: and watch he. and watch here in turkey. large chunk of snow fell on crowds. two people were injured. nbc meteorologist bill karins is here. amazing video. >> i think we've seen ice fall off, little pieces here and there but never an avalanche. that's crazy. all right. the weather. jet stream has changed. late december was further north. but now that we've gone into early january in the middle of winter we're resembling stronger el nino pattern. jet streams further south and the storms have moved further south.
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one-two punch the next few days. we have many advisories out there. flash flood watches up. 14 million people in southern california. and then of course we also have the problem we're going to deal with here with the winter storms. we have winter storm warnings in the sierra and advisories in new mexico and arizona here. depending on your elevation you will get many elements. periods of heavy rain, could cause flooding. you will see feet of snow in the sierra. and we love saying that. it's been a while since we've said that. we don't get tot have the real travel trouble. and we're going to see even some
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of that rain spread into arizona during the day today. worst weather in the country, the award goes to california. worse but good. so depends how you look at it. >> thank you. it is called the mysterious fara day and it is one of the coolest cars we've ever scene. you are watching "early today." r medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill. you can even get one-dollar copays on select plans.
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and fist rows faraday unveiled their car yesterday. no word when the vehicle will go into production. and in peru at least eight people were injured override the weekend during an annual four day run oflg the bulls. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> the consumer electrons show is the place to unveil all kinds of new devices, including a smart bra. it is designed to measure a woman's bio metrics, heart rate and steps. it could be in stores this spring for about $150. ride sharing service lyft to create a fleet of driverless
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this morning on today, the controversy surrounding the netflix sensation making a murderer. how the true crime show sparked new calls for justice for many who think an innocent man is behind bars. lets get you caught up on sports. here is shannon. good morning. >> it was a battle between one and two, kansas taking on oklahoma. and the competition was fierce it. took three overtimes to decide the outcome.
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ok oklahoma misfires and runs o out of time. 109-106. and the spurs routed milwaukee and improved to 30-6. draymond green had a incredibly night becoming the 15th player in nba history to string together three straight triple doubles. golden state took the hornets 111-101. and possibly one of the cutest things we've seen in a long time. check out a young steph curry with his dad back in the '90s. >> what are you going to be when you grow up? >> a basketball player. >> that's going to take a lot of hard work and practice. >> you got to study hard too. >> i know. >> we got to get you do right kind of ball. >> all right. >> who would thunk.
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now for entertainment news. leonardo dicaprio is single yet again. and ellen degeneres has been named people's choice fabled humanitarian for 2016. she's giving the prize to st. ju jude's children hospital. and she's just signed on to extend her talk show throw 2020 and jimmy fallon starting getting us caught up on the latest political news. >> lindsay graham suspended his presidential campaign over the holidays. so in honor of lindsay leaving the race let's look at some greatest hits. >> we need to drink more. >> first thing i'm going to do as president. we gonna drink more. >> i'm 60 -- and pilled cardigans become pets.
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police shoot wanted murder suspect on so cal freeway after chase. wanted for several crimes, police shot the souspect after the chase ended in the crash. wanted for crime sprees that included murder, carjacking and robbery. and on monday, richest people lost 8.7 billion dollars in losses. not to worry though he still has 56 billion.
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a dramatic sea rescue was caught on video off the coast of norway. take a look. a fishing boat lost power during stormy conditions. with the both halfway under water the coast guard was able to pull the five crew to safety. and the body of missing country singer craig strickland was found in oklahoma yesterday near an area called bear creek cove. his wife took to social media in remembrance. they also posted thanks to friends and fans for continued support. mark zuckerberg shared his personal goal on facebook. impressed one woman "the -- his reply has gone viral and has other 27 thousand likes. great advice there.
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and if in need of a new scarf or coat. shiela the sheep was sheered for the first time in six years. he was lost in the wilderness since 2010 but was rescued by a local man who found her on the side of the road. her wool weighed 96 pounds. and now tonya couch is expected to appear in a los angeles courtroom for an extradition hearing. she faces a felony charge in texas of hipderring apprehension of a felon. and couch was detained in l.a. after being dpoerted last week. bradley cooper turns 41, diane keaton is 70. and robert duvall turns 85. the raiders make it official -
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they want to leave oakland again. the very latest reaction from the raiders make it official, they want to leave oakla oakland, again. the very latest reaction from the city. president obama takes action on gun control when congress won't. but is he overreaching his presidential power? we're tracking more rain. a live look at the golden gate bridge. "today in the bay" starts right now. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that rain is coming down, kari, just as you protected. streams across the bay area with this second storm system of the week. and at times we

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