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. payroll tax is something that we think about and a lot of people would like to see that and that very much affects the workers of our country >> president trump offering a plan to boost the economy while maintaining we are not headed for a recession as he renews his feud with congresswomen tlaib and omar while delivering a shocking message to jewish voters caught on camera the dramatic scene the police arresting a 15-year-old accused of an online threat to bring a rifle to school to kill at least seven students as his mother pleads with officers. the incredible story of a connecticut father who is speaking out about the violent
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encounter on avacation that led to murder charges. two young men who came face to face with a 200-pound bear in their home >> i've never been more scared in my life the bear was shaking the door and we had to hold it shut what happened when the world's fastest rapper met one of the world's pastest interpreters "early today" starts right now good to be with you this morning. i'm frances rivera >> and i'm phillip mena. president trump is stirring up controversy this morning on everything from guns to greenland. the president apparently much more serious about buying the icy northern territory than pavemented announcing in a tweet overnight that he is canceling a trip to denmark after the prime minister used to entertainment the idea of selling greenmark to the u.s. nbc's -- the president seems to be reversing course on his calls for a new gun control law.
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>> reporter: the white house says he never really supported universal background checks. but he clearly came out in favor of stronger background check laws after the recent shootings in texas and ohio. but now listen to what the president is saying about that after a creation with the nra. >> a lot of the people that put me where i am are strong believers in the second amendment and i am also. and we have to be very careful you know they call it's slippery slope. and all of a sudden everything gets taken away. we're not going to let that happen >> the president also reversing course on whether he's considering payroll tax cuts to boost the economy just one day after the white house said no, that's not under consideration, president trump says yes, he is thinking about it. and the president making a very controversial staix statement about jews who support
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democrats. >> i think any jewish people who vote for a democrat i think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty. >> the president was responding to a question about two of the four freshman democrats as women of color that he's mixed with up veteran. they have been critical 6 israel he was talking about that strong reaction calling the president's comments dangerous >> what abuffet of controversy this morning thank you. explosive new allegations against jeffrey epstein weeks after his suicide in a manhattan jail cell. an army of disciples to recruit girls and young women repri reprising -- one woman to marry another woman so she could get permanent residence. another suit claims epstein
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continued to have sex with underage girls while on work release. but the most explosive lawsuit claims epstein blackmailed a plaintiff when she as 17 promising to pay for expensive drurnlg she needed and saying she would never get tlaet treatment if she refused the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages from epstein's estate. in the wake of -- we're seeing report after report of authorities making arrests around the country in a effort to thwart deadly attacks dramatic new video showing the arrest of a 15-year-old accused of threatening a mass shooting at a psych place nbc's pete williams has this report >> he's under arrest for making a threat called a mass shooting. >> reporter: these volusia county serve's deputies have come to arrest a 15-year-old for threatening to shoot up his
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school investigators say on a gaming site he vowed to bring his father's ar-15 to school and kill seven people at a minimum his mother says it's a joke. >> he's still a little boy and he's not one 69 crpeople he would never do anything like that anyways >> we don't know >> no, but i know. i know >> we can't take risks and say this guy's not going to do it and hen it hans and say we can't have -- zplt boy fa. >> the boy faces charges in juvenile course. last week in flez noe police arrested a 15-year-old girl accusing her of posting this photo on snap chatd a sale at walmart and saying don't come to school tomorrow. >> we cannot play around with student safety in any measure. it's the one thing we have to keep sacrosanct in our community. >> in yet another threat case the fbi arrest a 35-year-old
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maryland man eric lynn acougs him of sending over 100 threatening messages to a miami woman. court documents say he praised hitler and threatened to kill hispanics. now with children coming back to school police say they have to take every threat seriously because they have no idea what the person who posted it is capable of doing and they say they're also worried about copycats a connecticut father accused of murder is speaking out. the american investment banker is accused of killing a hotel worker during a family vacation in paradise. now he's sharing new details about the violent encounter. here's nbc's ron allen >> reporter: connecticut father scott hatgood remembering the day when he says protected his family from a hotel worker armed with a knife trying to rob them in their room. the financial trader his wife and three children on a spring break getaway last april
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>> we're hanging on by a thread. >> reporter: happengood was charged with manslaughter for the death of 27-year-old kenny mitchell cause of death suffocation according to authorities his attorney accusing investigators of withholding information about the victim a toxicology report saying mitchell had drugs sxak holl in his system at the time of his dea death. >> i know i was a victimxcd. i think the truth will come out. >> reporter: on the island many remember mitchell as a fun-loving guy and a good job with no reason to rob anyone this week happengood is traveling back and forth to the island three times for required court hearings leaving anguilla as soon as possible he says because of death threats. a viral video showing high
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school students singing a nazi song and giving a nazi salute is sparking outrage in southern california during a school board meeting last night speakers decried the offensive symbolism. miguel almaguer has details on what appears to be an escalating and alafrm larming trend in america >> reporter: this short video captures high school students in southern california giving the na nazi salute and sing a song. the teens members of the water polo team at pacifica high school making the gesture before an awards ceremony last year shared on social media district officials strongly condemned the video saying they learned of the incident in march. >> i'm not surprised but i'm horrified every single time because i know we're seeing not even the tip of the iceberg. >> the disturbing video in california comes as this image was captured in florida at universal orlando, part of nbc
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universal. officials at the family theme park saying hate has no place here after four people on a ride appeared to give the nazi salute while flashing this hand sign often linked to white power. the incidents including this one also involving high school students in southern california, part of a disturbing trend racist propaganda nearly tripling last year and now on both coasts another sign of troubling times. miguel almaguer, nbc news. now to a major shake-up this morning for the philadelphia police department. commissioner richard ross has abruptly resigned after new allegations of seblgs harassment and gender and racial discrimination in the department the mayor's office says. plus he's not personally accused but the mayor says his resignation is in the department's best interest a botched pet grooming job has a salon in florida in the dog house. she dropped her dog off at the
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hair spa for a haircut the poor pup had green eyebrows and pink ears. the saloon says he had were just trying to beautify the golden doodle the dye was meant to cover up a bad shave job. the spas refunded the cost of the makeover but after three weeks it's yet to fade. this is amazing video. look in the middle there on the right. there's a dude still hanging on. the wind below that blows it away taking some of the people along for the ride that man said he was lifted about 20 feet in the air and the gutter on the side of the building broke his fall. fortunately everyone walked away with only minor injuries that is astounding >> he landed somewhere on the yellow brick road after that >> lucky he landed softly.
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♪ try my $4.99 barbeque bacon double cheeseburger combo. and good wednesday morning to you. taking a live look outside. you see right here in fremont, a few cars on the road getting started with their day. a hump day. thanks so much for starting your morning here with us on "today in the bay." i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. we'll get to the morning commute with mike in a moment. first we check the forecast with kari. good morning. >> good morning. it looks pretty good as you get ready to head out the door but it will be slightly warmer this afternoon. as we start out in san jose, skies are clear. campbell upper 50s as you head out the door and as we go through the day it will be a little bit warmer than yesterday with high temperature reaching 86 degrees. 91 in


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