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absolutely devastating. tornados and heavy storms in georgia leave at least 14 dead and dozens injured. threats from twisters may be over but we're tracking storms ahead today. lawyers plan a major lawsuit against the new trump administration as millions marched for rights while doing some intelligence damage control. we've been introduced to a new term. it undermines the credibility of the entire white house press office -- >> no it doesn't. don't be so overly dramatic about it, chuck. you're saying it's a falsehood and they're giving sean spicer our press secretary gave alternative facts to that. super bowl li is set with the new england patriots taking on the atlanta falcons. plus one sea lion took
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sunbathing to a whole new level. firefighters saved these little piggys from certain danger. "early today" starts right now. a new term to get used to, alternative facts. parts of the country bracing for severe weather. already summer states got whacked and now they're trying to pick up the pieces after getting battered by tornadoes and severe storms. officials say the destruction left at least 14 people dead in georgia. emergency crews there are searching through the debris overnight looking out for survivors. >> it is unfathomable what happened out there. you literally have a trailer park that looks like it's been disintegrated. you literally have just smatterings of what used to be homes thrown into the woods. >> many of those killed were in mobile homes. one woman recounted her terrifying experience.
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>> the windows started shaking. my neauns awoke me up and said we got to get the boys inside the bathroom now. got them in there, he went back out. our neighbor's granddaughter had gotten thrown from her trailer and into our yard. this is the most devastating thing i've ever been through. >> in mississippi, four people were killed on saturday by another tornado that left a path of destruction 25 miles wide with winds reaching speeds upward of 136 miles per hour. and this weekend's destructive weather that wasn't limit the just to the south, in fact, the west coast was drenched with rain in what could be the strongest storm in the past seven years. officials ordered evacuations in some areas, as mud flows and flooding created dangerous conditions. a car was inundated mpt. >> want to check in with what's
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to come. here is meteorologist bill karins with the details. >> we have more tornado fatalities this year in the first three weeks than all of last year. with the storm in the east that is a wind maker and rain maker. we are just about done with the severe weather. we have the storm spinning off bringing moisture into california. not as heavy as yesterday. we with are ending snowfall totals. the storm will spiral down the coast line. this storm weakens and the other storm through the rockies heads into the central plains. additional rainfall amounts. the worst of the rain is over yesterday and the day before. that is a look at your national forecast. we'll have an update on the whole forecast for the day coming up.
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top execute chbs coming in at 9:00 a.m. to talk manufacturing in america. after a combative weekend the president is vowing to rise up and represent all americans during his time in office. >> this is thought about party. this is not about ideology. this is about country, our country. and it's about serving the american people. >> but he is certain to face obstacles along the way. later this morning a team of prominent scholars, supreme court litigants, and former white house ethics lawyers will launch the first challenge against his administration. they are filing a federal lawsuit against the president saying he is in violation of the constitution by allowing his hotels and businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. that comes after a new white house petition garnered over 200,000 signatures demanding the president's taxes be released. here was kellyanne conway's response standing firm against making taxes public.
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>> he is not going to release the tax returns. we litigated this all through the election. people didn't care. they voted to for him. most americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while president trump is in office, not what his lock like. >> a clear shift from then-candidate trump's pledge to release his taxes once an audit was complete. also dominating headlines, massive demonstrations challenging trump that has gotten the lion's share of attention with millions taking to the streets around the world, marching in defiance of the new president. here in the united states, hundreds of thousands descended on the washington, d.c., took over entire avenues in new york, shut down parts of los angeles. atlanta, park city, utah, little rock, and dozens of other cities. the president tweeted, watch protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election, why didn't these people vote? celebs hurt cause badly. he later struck a more conciliatory tone saying,
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peaceful tro tests are a hallmark of our democracy. but it was the trump administration's own response to media coverage of the inauguration that continues to make waves this morning after this image comparing the 2009 inauguration with that of friday's was posted online. president trump said this before the cia's wall of memorial at the agency's langry headquarters. >> honestly, looked like 1.5 million people. it went all the way back to the washington monument. i turn around and by mistake i get this network. it showed an empty field. and it said, we drew 250,000 people. that's not bad. but it's a lie. >> the president's response was viewed as inaccurate and "saturday night live" responded. not with alec baldwin but with a bare-chested vladimir putin chastising the president. >> i'm glad to see so many people showed up to your inauguration. oh, wait. that's the woman's march.
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here is inauguration. and today you went to the cia and said 1 million people came to see you in washington, d.c.? if you're going to lie, don't make it so obvious. you know, say you are friends with lebron james, not that you are lebron james. huh? >> dut the administration doubled down. in fact, press secretary sean spicer gave this statement while admonishing the press. >> we know that 420,000 people used the d.c. metro public transit yesterday, which actually compares to 317,000 that used it for president obama's last inaugural. that was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. both in person and around the globe. >> and sunday morning counselor kellyanne conway defended spicer's comments on "meet the press" as chuck todd pushed her several times to respond to the motivations behind spicer's statement. >> you're saying it's a falsehood and they're giving sean spicer, our press
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secretary, gave alternative facts to that. but the point remains -- >> wait a minute, alternative facts? alternative facts for the five facts he uttered? the one thing he got right, four of the facts he uttered were just not true. spicer will hold a press review later today. the president had his share of work this weekend signing an executive order demanding federal agencies lessen their work in implementing obama care. he spoke by phone to prime minister benjamin netanyahu and issued details about a meeting with british prime minister teresa may who will visit the white house on friday. also with the leaders of canada and mexico to discuss nafta. his vice president administered the oath of office to the heads of defense and homeland security. also the office of government ethics has cheered his son-in-law, jared kushner, under nepotism laws, allowing him to work in the white house as senior adviser. airports across the country
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were filled with angry travellers after united airlines' computer outage grounded domestic flights over two hoursism while united described it as an i.t. issue, u.s. officials tell nbc news there were problems with low bandwidth. the airline did not respond to questions telling passengers it was not the result of a hack and plane in the air were unaffected. the ground stop was lifted just after 9:00 p.m. eastern time but the airline warned of more delays offering a travel waiver to affected passengers. no international flights were disturbed by the incident. super bowl li in houston is set. the green bay packers were decimated by the atlanta falcons. matt ryan led the charge by throwing four touchdowns and running for another four in a 44-21 romp. this will be atlanta's second trip to the super bowl. and the new england patriots crushed the pittsburgh steelers 36-17. tom brady threw for 384 yards and three scores leading patriots to their ninth super bowl appearance in franchise history.
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this will be their seventh super bowl since 2001. right now the pats are three-point favorites over the falcons. super bowl li is february 5th in houston, texas. let's cross back over to bill karins. >> we will be seeing tapering off. winter storm warnings ending by the end of the day. we can see four to six inches in addition. utah picks up additional snows. a little bit in the mountain but not a lot. it is about 6 to 12 additional
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burning car. the woman calls him her hero. >> he's going to get tired of me. he's going to know me forever now. >> kimberly novak was driving over ice when her car suddenly shut off. even the locks wouldn't manually open. then the vehicle engulfed in flames. space when officer swearin came to the rescue. and the two have become friends. >> so nice when you get a chance to thank the person saving you. a warning for beer drinkers, sierra nevada has issued a 36-state recall of some of its most popular beers. the company announced its recall of certain 12-ounce bottles of pale ale, ipa, and other beers after detecting a packaging flaw that could cause glass to break off into the bottle. the states include states in the east coast, midwest ask, south, packaging between december 5th and january 15th. to see if your state is affected
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sierranevada.com/qualitymatters. >> one more reason to stick with cans. promising update on former president george h.w. bush and his wife barbara. doctors say the 92-year-old's vital signs are normal and he could be moved out of intensive care in the next day or two. bush 41 was admitted last week for pneumonia. doctors removed a breathing tube on friday. former first lady barbara bush, also hospitalized with bronchitis, was given the option of going home sunday. she decided to stay an extra day to be closer to her husband. we wish them both a speedy and healthy recovery. a sea lion chose an unusual sleeping spot over the weekend perching on top of a car at a shipyard north of seattle. the saturday snooze was interrupted by several sheriffs called in to help her. for the time being -- >> whoever was in that car was probably late getting to where
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morning--- the rain continues in beleaguered are likehe north bay live look at radar this morning. flash flood watch in effect for entire bay area. search for a women who plunge into creek after co lieding with another car. the russian river remains a threat to those living near by. today in the bay starts now. thanks for joining us. there's

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