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elicit. illicit. tic. at the world and america w claims of test firing its first intercontinental ballistic missile. president trump prepares for a major meeting with g-20 leaders and meeting president putin. after taking a beating for the beach escape, chris christie signs an order allowing beaches open today. breaking overnight north korea launching another ballistic missile.
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u.s. officials say it landed in the sea of japan. it could be the most successful yet and given the potential range to reach alaska, it sends another message to washington. president trump tweeting north korea just launched another missile. hard to believe japan will put up with this much longer. perhaps china will end this once and for all. this isn't the first time north korea has tested missiles on the fourth of july. >> the last time they did this was in 2009 when they fired seven short range missiles into the sea of japan. today is a string of missile tests that they have conducted this year. it's their 11th one this year. like most other tests it seems to be designed to have the maximum geopolitical impact just after president trump spoke with leaders of south korea and japan about how to curb north korea and ahead of the g-20 meeting
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later this week. according to u.s. pacific command it was a land based missile that was fired. japanese officials say the missile may have landed in waters claimed by japan as exclusive economic zone. the u.s. and south korea and japanese officials say the missile reached an altitude of 1,500 miles which would be longer and higher than any other similar tests previously reported. it also covered a distance of almost 600 miles. the u.s. and south korea say it was an intermediate range missile. north korea claimed to have tested an intercontinental missile. if confirmed the test launch would be a significant step towards a nuclear arm missile and appears to have been north korea's most successful missile test yet. >> thank you so much.
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back here at home president trump wakes up in the white house this morning returning from a long weekend in new jersey just in time to ring in his first fourth of july as commander in chief. his first face-to-face with russia's vladimir putin since taking office and escalating tensions with north korea. >> reporter: president trump not seen but heard from his new jersey home making calls and making waves with three international hot spots making headlines in russia, europe and north korea. the president's first face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin set for the sidelines of the g-20 summit this week. today new tough talk fraum kremlin, a warning it is running out of patience with diplomatic shut downs. an open question as to whether and how president trump will
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bring that up in his talk with putin. the president is laying groundwork for conversations with france and germany on the phone with their leaders chancellor angela merkel acknocking those discussions won't be easy. the president calling to focus on north korea. u.s. signaling it will get tougher strongly suggesting beijing do the same. president trump is weighing into a different controversy over a little boy named charlie guard in london who has a rare terminal disease. his parents want to take him to the u.s. for treatment. his doctors want to take the boy off life support. >> he is still fighting. >> reporter: president trump tweeted the u.s. would be delighted to help charlie if possible. his most recent tweet coming after several others, too, including one featuring a cnn logo, a fake fight generating real controversy and threatening
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to overshadow that critical overseas trip. >> the attention he draws with his tweets he can do some damage but he could do great good in advancing u.s. interest on the foreign policy domain. >> reporter: the president online has taken another jab at what he calls the fake news media while taking credit for some strong wall street numbers but worth remembering he may end up curbing his twitter habit when he heads overseas. the first foreign trip he hardly tweeted at all instead letting his message abroad speak for itself. we see the president when he watches fireworks here in washington from the truman balcony. breaking news in the early hours to tell you about. new jersey's budget standoff has just ended. the shutdown has lifted. governor chris christie just signed the bill into law sending
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final budget without any line item vetoes that were major concerns. a move made all the more difficult for governor chris christie after pictures emerged of he and his family at a state beach that was unavailable to residents. christy is defending his decision. >> i think where have proven that i don't really care about political optics. i care about right and wrong. i think i have proven over the last eight years that i have a choice to make between family and political optics i will pick my family. the battle for mozul is entering final stages. iraqi forces are close to fully recapturing the city.
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now a first look after three years of occupation there. richard engel reports from mosul. >> reporter: the final push is on to clear isis from what was its clear stronghold, the city of mosul. we were with iraqi troops on the front line. their fire is not precise but skblo overwhelming enough to allow them to advance. we are on this roof top here. they say the isis village -- casualty rates among some iraqi units are at world war ii levels. u.s. officials tell nbc news isis's hold on the city is down to less than half a square mile. >> it is roof top to roof top from 100 meters to 10 meters. >> reporter: we are seeing the toll three years of isis occupation and this offensive have taken on mosul's people,
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more escaping and hiding among them, isis suicide bombers. the old city of mosul has been raised to the ground. lost an ancient mosque that isis prized and destroyed. this is all that is left. it stood here for 850 years. it saw empire after empire. this was the seat of the so-called islamic caliphate. from that once flew the isis flag. >> reporter: with just yards remaining telling nbc news their eyes are open to catch and kill any senior isis leaders who may still be in the city. americans are set to ring in the fourth of july celebrating the country's 241st birthday. hundreds of thousands are expected for the annual fireworks display and concert and enjoy some of the most
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legendary legendary musicians. those are the beach boys performing one of their greatest hits at a packed rehearsal. the four tops and host john stamos on hand. as joey chestnut set to defend his title in brooklyn. tonight don't miss the annual macy's fireworks spectacular. that all begins at 8:00/7 central here on nbc. let's look at your holiday forecast. beach boys weather? >> in california and arizona we are gearing up for heat. temperatures are really heating up. 9 million people at risk from thursday to sunday in california but starting wednesday in
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arizona. stormy through the central and southern plains. i don't this can that will really ruin the fourth of july festivities. much of the country looking at a great fourth of july. hot temperatures across the west and clear conditions for the de eureka cool and comfortable at 61. so it's looking like nice weather for the fourth of july. i think towards tomorrow the strong storms will push eastward. we will watch out for that. >> looks like good eating weather for most folks across the country. there is nothing like a good pie eating contest especially with 12-year-old kids. they were chowing down in the
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78-year-old jerome died in the crash. williams has been found at fault but not charged or cited for any crime. the environmental protection agency must enforce a rule for gas lines. scott pruitt tried to delay it by two years to give them time to consider the rule. a three judge panel said while the epa has a right to examine the rule, it cannot delay implementation while doing so. it is seen as a win for the environmental groups and the epa announced it is reviewing its options. tiger woods completes inpatient treatment for pain medicine and a sleep disorder, a month after being arrested for driving under the influence. two tests did not detect any alcohol. woods says he will continue to
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an update on the long awaited tesla model 3. more on that, good morning to you. >> good morning. happy fourth of july. while manufacturing numbers are climbing to the highest level in three years, 57.8 the number went up the highest since august. we saw an improvement across the board. the strongest result this is market debate of a weak patch in the data and what that could mean for the fed. the catalyst seem to be a week -- weak dollar and proving global production and stronger u.s. economy. in other news overnight, a double-take on tech stocks globally trading showing prices missed their shares. amazon and google and microsoft all missed and turns out it was a technical glitch behind data. and tesla vehicles rolling off the production line and you
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for those of you traveling most places should be just fine. we have a couple of delays. for the fifth watch out for delays in dallas and kansas city. we are looking at a fine fourth of july across the country. the heat will be building in the southwest. >> thank you so much. amid sun and long holiday break there is warning as the country prepares to celebrate the fourth. there are reports of people getting seriously hurt in accidents involving fireworks suffering severe burns and amputations. >> close calls and horrific accidents across the country.
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in houston a two alarm apartment fire touched off by fireworks. in pennsylvania a police chief lost part of his home and in tacoma, washington 17 year old lost most of his left hand. his chest and face covered in wounds. >> i didn't know it was going to go off that fast. i thought it was going to have at least two or three seconds to throw. >> nationwide as many as 11 people die and more than 11,000 people are injured in fireworks accidents each year. in fairfax county, virginia a demonstration of fireworks bought legally and driven across state lines. to replicate someone's hand the same explosion in a water melon.
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>> i didn't feel it because i was in shock. >> reporter: in colorado a 9-year-old girl is still recovering from second and third degree burns she received last year. >> it was just heartbreaking to see your child like that. >> reporter: turns out sparklers in the hands of children are often most dangerous burning hot enough to melt metal. >> the clothing has ignited to result in serious burns into upper body. >> reporter: the expert advice tonight, forget the backyard fireworks and consider reaving it to the pros. >> thank you so much for that report. richard lui along with bonnie. thanks for watching. we leave you with last night's fireworks display in columbus, ohio. who are these people?
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a live look outside from our emeryville camera.. " it is the fourth of july on this tuesday. a live look from our emeryville camera. you do see some fog and haze out there. the fog is apparently not taking the holiday off. we love you but this is the one day we don't want to see it. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. they'll show the fireworks on tv lat later, too. happy fourth of july. >> happy fourth. it's going to be foggy as we've talked about over and over again. unfortunately, we're not going to see the fog rolling away from the coast. not today. so we are going to have some areas in the bay that will be nice and clear, but we do s

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