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>> i'm not playing games. mexico has to stop it. >> border backtrack. the president eases off threats to shut down the border. but a progress report on the wall is stirring raw emotion on both sides of the ais. a twist of providing new evidence or ploy to not go to prison. cruel intentions. a man with a lengthy record dupes the family and authority. steph curry just made one adjustment that instantly improved his shooting
percentage. today says goodbye and good luck to kathie lee. cheers to her and to friday. this "early today" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm marlie hall. president trump will tour wall construction in california today. the president says mexico has one year to stop the influx or else he'll close the border. we have more. border backtrack, after threatening to shut down the border as early as this week unless mexico stops the imgrigs and drug shipments. the president now says he'll delay sealing it off giving mexico a year. >> we are going to give them a one-year warning. if the drugs don't stop or largely stop, we're going to put
tariffs. if that doesn't stop the drugs, we close the border. >> it comes as the border patrol says the flood of migrants comes to a breaking point approaching 100,000 in march. the president has faced backlash from members of his own party to keep the border open saying a shut down would devistate the economy. >> it would cause as much damage to the u.s. economy as it would the mexican economy. it looks like we have a case of quid pro quo on capitol hill. in a bid to stay out from behind bars, michael cohen is telling members of congress he has more to say. according to a letter sent to several top democrats, he said he located several documents that he believes would add significant value. cohen found a hard drive with 14
million files. he's been reviewing the documents alone without help. they said if he reports to prison as scheduled, he won't be able to continue viewing. the justice department has put on mounting pressure to release the full mueller report and even expressing frustration of how william barr presented the findings on the question of obstruction of justice. hallie jackson has more. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the evidence that president trump obstructed justice is stronger than suggested according to a us official. mueller never concluded either way whether the president obstructed justice so william barr made a determination himself writing he and his attorney general rod rosenstein
said the evidence is not sufficient. the details indicate mueller's full report could be more damaging for the president than initially seemed. even as the white house dismisses those concerns. >> let's not forget the people involved in this, they wasted two years of their life and they need to find a way to val date it. >> reporter: democrats said this v validates their cause to release the report. >> as discreet as the mueller team has been and the fact that they are so distressed about the potential misconceptions they've created speaks volumes. >> reporter: barr needs to backout sensitive information and he continues to work with special counsel on appropriate redactions. >> reporter: as to why mueller never came a conclusion, three officials tell us partly because of a dispute inside of the
special counsel's team over the facts of the case and the law. president trump taking new jabs at former vice president joe biden. the president tweeting a video mocking the former vp after seven women accuse biden of inappropriate behavior. andrea mitchell has the latest in this war of words. >> reporter: joe biden said to speak in public for the first time following the video he made at home. >> i get it. i get it. i understand it. >> the video par owe died by a far white youtube and reshared by the president. >> biden fighting back, i see you are on the job and presidential as always. one of his accusers now 22 first
talked to the new york times. >> he had his hand on my thigh, hugged me a little too long. >> reporter: she said she didn't tell anybody. it was just so normal the way males acted ever day. andrea mitchell, nbc news washington. president trump is speaking out about criticism by former first lady barbara bush. in the book, the late barbara bush reportedly calls president trump a symbol of greed writing that trump now means greed, self-ishness and ugly. mr. trump fired back saying i have heard she was nasty to me, she should be. look at what i did to her sons. speaking of the defeat of jeb bush for the presidential
nomination. a year's long search for a boy will continue on after dna results debukted the possibility that he had been found. . >> reporter: after getting word that timmothy pitzen might finally have been found, heartbreaking news. >> it is devastating. it is like reliving that day over again. >> reporter: a dna test proved the person who showed up in kentucky is not timmothy. he is 23-year-old brian michael rini. he has a criminal record. the family disappointed but not angry. they have dealt with false sightings before. >> i reserve all judge and pray for the young man involved. >> reporter: timmothy appeared.
his mom found in an apparent suicide. a note said the boy was fine but would never be found. >> we have a child who said he ran away. >> the person told him he escaped from two men running from a red roof inn across the bridge into kentucky. timmothy's bike sits at a neighbor's house. >> this was timmothy's house. >> jaclyn lives in the house he once called home. his hand print cast in stone. >> i hope one day, he'll pass by. >> why would anyone imperson nate a missing child. >> we know you are out there. we will never stop looking for you, praying for you and loving you. >> reporter: brian michael rini
is from the ohio area, about a three-plus hour drive to kentucky. police aren't releasing much information including whether or not he'll face criminal charges. authorities will investigate any new leads that come in in an effort to find timmothy pitzen. >> thank you. strong storms moved across louisiana. severe weather warnings in effect. heavy rain led to flooded neighborhoods and reports of thousands of homes and businesses without power. some people able to make the most of the situation like this man who was caught on camera casting a line into the water. >> if the universe gives you water, you go fishing. >> he lives in louisiana, they've faced problems like that in the past. >> exactly. trying to get the crayfish. that zone was actually the
severe weather risk for yesterday. it has transitioned out of that area. more rain is in store here. we are watch pg this as it makes its way through the southeast to the midwest. the northeast, going into tonight. from washington to new york all the way up to up state new york, you are dealing with widespread maine. you are dealing with a little bit of snow. still dealing with april snow weather. the bulk of the rain out to the southeast could see t towo air . severe weather throughout the weekend across central texas into louisiana. so the kick off of the weekend here dealing with rain.
prime time weather for saturday and sunday. in today's quick hits, watch out. the best shooter in the league is getting even better thanks to contacts. since he got corrective lenses, he said it is like the whole world has opened up. we get a first look at a remake of terminator. >> and cardi b with billboard nominations. wow,
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this couple just celebrated 82 years of marriage. the wi the wi the williams say the secret is, just be nice to each other. a mechanic in north carolina is $10 million richer. he buys three to four games a week. he's going to use the money to buy a house, spoil his grandkids and give to the children's hospital. three months after their split, the bezos have reached a settlement agreement. she will keep 35% of the amazon stock. her husband will remain the richest person in the world. we have more.
>> reporter: jeff and mackenzie bezos were the richest couple. married 25 years. >> before she could say what is the internet, she said, let's go. >> they finalized their divorce. she's walking away with 25% of their amazon stock valued at nearly $36 billion. >> she was eligible to get somewhere between $75 to $80 billion. she's happy to give jeff 75% of the company shares along with interest of the "washington post" and blue origin. i'm grateful for her support and kindness. grateful for the past as i look forward to what comes next. the ending leaving her with a look good future.
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not at anyone's expense. >> reporter: help me write the headline. kathie lee is not retiring but is what? >> evolving. >> reporter: let me say congratulations and best of luck in your new venture. >> get ready for a if you tears. bidding farewell later this morning on the "today" show. what a great second act she gave after the regis and kathie lee show. >> i love when she said welcome to our party. >> doesn't hurt when you add a couple of glasses of wine. makes you feel welcome. >> just ahead, janessa will let you know if you need an umbrella and we'll preview the pair of final fours. you are watching "early today." i got cones, anybody wants one!
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we'll see you on sunday morning. >> thank you. he's an american original, always sunny. one of my favorite shows. hilaria baldwin opening up about a very personal experience she and her husband alex are going through right now. kate snow with details. >> reporter: hilaria baldwin was growing. >> you got a giant beautiful family. hours later, this revealing post. i want to share with you i am most likely experiencing a miscarriage. i always said if i got pregnant i would share the news early. >> the yoga and fitness guru lives her life.
she said i want to be a part to normalize miscarriages. baldwin, not the first celebrity to share a loss. >> it is okay to talk about both the positives and negatives because it is a universal experience. >> reporter: her post liked by tens of thousands. she said, i'm feeling a bit fragile. >> so strong of her to share that publicly. some of the best programs in women's college hoops are set to battle tonight. baylor taking on oregon. and notre dame up against uconn.
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and look what )s in store for us again today - rain! looking at our live radar - ad lib. welcome to friday morning. look at what is in store for us. a live look add radar. look at the green offshore making its way. maybe spend the weekend in the bay area. we'll see for how long. good morning. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> is i'm marcus washington. today is the giants home opener. we are live all morning for you. you can see the tarp on the field. the rain coming our way. kari will keep track of when we can see it heuit the area of th ballpark. people need to be mindful. >> yeah. we will watch