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republican leader will cheer their absence from the polls because that's better for republicans. you guys scared? that does it for us tonight. now it's time for "the last word this is just the late es reminder that terrorism can strike anywhere at any time. today the people of paris have our condolences and our prayers. and the people of france are on our hearts today. terror in paris. isis claims responsibility for attacks in france. the question now, will it up-end the nation's elections coming this weekend? plus, bernie sanders back on the trail, back to bringing in big crowds. as he and the dnc try now to grow the democratic party, there are already some growing pains. lebron james goes into the history books again as the cavs roar back in the second half. ♪
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good morning, everyone. it is friday, april 21st. i'm alex witt alongside richard lui and louis burgdorf joins us in studio as well. new details are emerging about the man say carried out the deadly shooting on police officers in paris as the country remains on high alert, days before its presidential election. the shooter pulled up beside a parked police car last night before opening fire, killing one police officer and wounding two others. officials have not identified the suspect who was shot and killed by police while trying to flee on foot down the famed champs-elysees. the gunman was french and three of his members have been taken into custody for questioning. in the wake of the attack, police have been looking for possible accomplices. isis released a statement
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claiming credit for the violence. u.s. law enforcement briefed says he was known to french authorities and was reportedly under investigation, by anti-terrorist officers for having shown an intention to kill police. joining us now from paris, foreign editor for "the daily beast," christopher dickey. a good day to you. in is just the latest attack to hit france in terms of terror. what is the latest in this investigation? what are you hearing from the people of paris this morning? how frightened are they? >> well, don't think people are terrified, but everybody is worried and they've been worried for some time. i mean, the front pages of newspapers yesterday morning were talking about arrest in marseille of two isis operatives and the way terror had come back as an issue in this election campaign so people were already concerned. and to have an incident like this on probably the most famous avenue in the world, obviously, that's disconcerting. i was just talking to people who
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run the double-decker buses here. they've got about as many customers as they always do. the trouriourists are still out force. >> we mentioned the elections coming this sunday, the first round of them. what will the impact be on the election sunday? >> well, clearly is the kind of thing that works to the benefit of candidates who have been emphasizing insecurity and the need to crack down on immigration and crack down on muslims in this country, where there are probably 6 million muslims. it's incredibly divisive. and if isis gets its way, it will help marine le pen win this election, which she might well do. she's the most extreme far right candidate running who has any chance of winning. in fact, she has quite a good chance of winning even before this, better now. >> you mentioned the connection to marseille and we had gotten word about the gunman's family
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being brought in for questioning. are they one in the same or is there a paris connection? >> no. the paris -- the marseille incident doesn't seem to be directly connected to paris and may not be directly connected to this incident. it's very hard to know especially since nobody has told us who this particular shooter was on the champs-elysees. they identified him as belgium, meaning he came from belgium, but they were saying he's french. who knows. one man captured said he was chechen jihadist. who knows. >> we'll talk again. meantime, officials in grer ger mane arrested the man they say carried out a botch attack on the soccer team's bus, in hopes of manipulating the club's
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stock. federal prosecutors announced a 28-year-old german/russian citizen has been charged with attempted murder, inflicting serious bodily harm and carrying out an explosion. they say the man attempted to blow up the team's bus last week with the goal of driving down the price of the club's stock so he could profit. windows on that bus were shattered in the blast, injuring a player and police officers accompanying the team. president trump took on global issues yesterday in his news conference alongside the italian prime minister. when questioned by reporter, the president declined to take a dig at the sanity of north korean dictator jim jong-un. >> you believe the leader of north korea is mentally unstable. is that one of the reasons you're so concerned about these latest developments? is he a man who can be reasoned with? >> as far as north korea's concerned, we are in very good shape. we're building our military rapidly. a lot of things have happened over the last short period of time. i've been here for approximately
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91 days. we're doing a lot of work. we're in very good position. we're going to see what happens. i can't ask your -- answer your question on stability. i hope the answer is a positive one not a negative one. >> well, instead president trump pivoted to talk about the work china is doing to resolve the north korean crisis. talking about the incentives he gave them. >> i really have confidence that the president will try very hard. we don't know whether or not they're able to do that, but i have absolute confidence he'll be trying very, very hard. and one of the reasons that we're talking about trade deals and we're talking about all of the different things but we're slowing up a little bit. i actually told him, i said, you'll make a much better deal on trade if you get rid of this menace or do something about the menace of north korea, buzz that's what it is. >> officials tell nbc news that chinese military is on a heightened state of alert as
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part of the exercise. they say the exercise is defensive in nature and not focused solely on the region of north korea. president trump also sending a message to iran. two days ago the state department informed them the iranians were compliant to roll back sanctions. then secretary of state text rirl son denounced iran as state terrorism and more. yesterday president trump said iran is not living up to the spirit of the nuclear agreement. >> as far as iran is concerned, i think they are doing a tremendous disservice to an agreement that was signed. it was a terrible agreement. it shouldn't have been signed. it shouldn't have been negotiated the way it was negotiated. i'm all for agreements but that was a bad one, as bad as eye ever seen negotiated. they he are not liare not livin spirit of the agreement, i can
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tell you that, and we're analyzing it very, very carefully and we'll have something to say about it in the very near future. iran has not lived up to the spirit of the agreement. >> administration says a comprehensive review of iran policy is under way. president trump is mounting a second push for health care reform as congress is consumed with the deadline to fund the federal government. the money runs out in eight short days on saturday, april 29th, which also marks the end of trump's first 100 days. politico says the white house is pressuring gop leadership to pass a health care reform bill before that date. axios says a hearing on tax reform has been postponed to focus on health care instead. in his news conference yesterday, trump said congress can fund government and pass health care reform at the same time. >> there's a great plan and this will be great health care. it's evolving. there was never a give up. the press sort of reported there was like a give up. there's no give up. we started -- remember, it took
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obamacare 17 months. i've really been negotiating this for two months, maybe even less than that. >> this as new jersey congressman, tom macarthur and north carolina's mark meadows of the freedom caucus floated a compromise with an amendment that prohibits denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions, allows dependents to say on their parents' plan until age 26 and reinstates obamacare essential health benefits yet also allows states to seek waivers from benefits like maternity care, hospitalization. it says bans on people with pre-existing conditions can be waived but only if those states participate in a high-risk insurance pool. a lot of people still out there feeling the bern. bernie sanders continuing with big crowds, 6,000 in omaha, nebraska, last night. over the course of his week he drove home his message of rebuilding the democratic party
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saying donald trump didn't win, democrats loss. with him was keith ellison, new deputy chair of the dnc. ellison is turning heads saying while president trump was great at getting himself elected he left the party in need of serious repair. >> look, i'm a great pan of president obama. i'm totally voelgtsted for thin supported, lilly ledbetter fair pay act, wonderful achievements, but barack obama could have been a better party leader. and i think that the fact that he wasn't has put his legacy in jeopardy. i mean, in -- your legacy's not a building he's going to construct in chicago housing his presidential papers. his legacy is the work that he has done, which i believe is tremendous. but given that we do not -- we lost a lot of state house seats, governships, secretary of states, his true legacy is in
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danger. and i think that he can't say that it wasn't -- he wasn't part of those losses. i mean, who was? >> one more note about bernie sanders and keith ellison in omaha. he went there for support of heath mello. at issue a 2009 state senate bill he sponsored requiring women to be informed of their right to request a fetal ultrasound before having an abortion. now, a pro-choice group called the d dmchlt c's backing of mello politically stupid. the daily call with drew their endorsement as well. still ahead, the attorney general picks a fight with a state. hawaii takes exception to comments from jeff sessions. that's coming up in a bit. inside the fall of bill o'reilly. $25 million to go away there. those stories and a check on weather with millions facing the threat of severe storms today when we come right back. new bikes aren't selling guys...
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♪ welcome back, everyone. bill o'reilly's gone from fox news but the controversy has not ended. in part because of the lopsided difference in payouts he and roger ailes received, in contrast to the woman who accused them of harassment. we get the latest details from anne thompson. >> reporter: bill o'reilly, the pugnacious face of fox news leaves with a $25 million check, say sources of knowledge of his his contract. the severance amounts to a year's salary to the four-year deal he just signed. o'reilly learned he was out riding to the airport in rome, returning home from a vacation that included meeting pope francis. gabriel sherman has reported about fox nutritiews for severa years. do the claims end with the
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firing of o'reilly? >> i'm learn the company is continuing to hear from women. >> reporter: sherman says there are new claims of racial discrimination. perquita burgess went on "the view" that o'reilly said when she was a temp. >> he walks past and says, hey hot chocolate. >> reporter: a fox news spokesperson says they're unaware of any new claims. o'reilly's firing comes less than a year after ceo roger ailes was ousted for sexual harassment. they were paid $65 million to leave. the women who accused them so far, $30 million. 21st century fox, the parent company of fox news, met in new york. 21st century fox must pass a fit and proper test by british regularity. >> with the ailes affair last year, it shows a pattern, ab an sense of the right kind of corporate governance.
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>> reporter: fox now promisels o address all concerns promptly and confidently. >> women there do not feel their claims are taking seriously. >> reporter: even after a powerful man is gone. >> that was anne thompson reporting. "the new york times" reports earlier the network extended o'reilly's contract by an additional four years at the time the company was aware of the complaints against him and reached settlements in two of those complaints. george w. bush has been hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia but yesterday he got a surprise visit. bush 41 was hospitalized back in january as well but good to see him in good spirits, son by his side. >> that was a very cute picture. >> it is a good picture. let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bonnie schneider. >> we've definitely got stormy
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weather in the northeast, especially the lower hudson valley and parts of northeast pennsylvania, heavy rain. that's nowhere near the severe weather we're facing right now in texas and oklahoma. severe thunderstorm watch in effect for another half hour or so, but strong storms with frequent lightning strikes happening in tulsa. this is just the beginning of a dangerous day for this part of the country. 12 million at risk. damaging wind, large hail, already half-dollar size hail reported in oklahoma. so, expect more of that today. we may even see tornadoes. this is the way it will shape up including your weekend. low pressure slides across the central plains, bringing that risk for heavy rain and even flash flooding at times. by saturday the storms push further to the southeast and we're likely to see rain in places like nashville. going towards sunday, more of the east coast involved. from virginia to florida we could see strong storms and scatter the showers into new jersey and new york for sunday. it's cooler today in chicago. your high temperatures will be in the 50s. that's a big change. and eventually that cooler air pushes east but it will still
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stay quite mild in the southeast. that's where temperatures are heating up to the mid-80s, even on saturday. atlanta, 85. fayetteville at 88. like i said, alex, richard, depends where you are for the weekend. some will feel like summer. some getting that taste of cool spring weather. >> yes, a split weekend. >> yes. thank you. still ahead, eli manning stands tough in the pocket against chris christie. plus, a history-making night for lebron james. we're hoping nbc's favorite ohioan chris jansing is up. she'll like this one. >> she'll love this.
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the only hotel where you can redeem loyalty points for a free night-instantly and win at business. welcome back. time for sports and the nba playoffs where in indianapolis the cavaliers' lebron james scoring 41 points in the match-up passes kobe bryant for third place on the all-time scoring list. he also notched his 17th career triple-double in the playoffs. the second most all-time behind magic johnson, who had 30. as for the game, cleveland and lebron made some history there as well, coming back from 25 points behind at the half. that's the largest halftime deficit in nba playoff history. they defeat indiana 119-114 and take a 3-0 series lead. lebron was just on fire. in milwaukee, the bucks set the tone for the game, even
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before the tip-off. take a listen to this is. >> from the republic of congress, 6'9", serge ibaka. 6'10" from lithuania -- >> if that music is bringing back childhood memories because it's the theme song to the kids' division series "barney and friends." they turned them into the friendly dinosaurs beating toronto 104-77 for a 2-1 series lead there. and in memphis, the grizzlies snap a ten-game playoff losing streak against the spurs beating san antonio 105-94 last night, still trailing two games to one in the series. memphis will have a chance to even things up tomorrow night. turning to stanley cup hockey, we'll start with the western conference quarterfinals where in edmonton oilers pushed the sharks to the brink after game five netting the deciding goal in overtime to defeat san jose 4-3. in nashville the predators finish off a sweep of the
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blackhawks with 4-1 win. nashville will face blues or wild in the next round. in the eastern conference rangers take a one-game series lead over the canadiens scoring in overtime to defeat montreal on the road 3-2. in pittsburgh penguins are moving on after defeating the blue jackets 5-2 in game five last night. pittsburgh takes the series four games to one and will meet the capitals or the maple leafs in the next round. and the nfl has released its schedule for the upcoming season which will start with the super bowl champion patriots beginning their title defense at home against the chiefs on thursday, september 7th. i'm sure fans are -- can't wait for that to happen. meanwhile in new york, giants' quarterback eli manning is denying allegations of memorabilia fraud after a story re-entered headlines following court documents filed last week by collectors who are pressing the giants in a civil racketeering suit. specifically an e-mail sent to manning -- from manning, excuse me, to an equipment manager
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asking for, quote, helmets that can pass as game used. the story garnered criticism from new jersey governor chris christie who called manning a liar during a radio interview last friday. >> you listen to the statement that his lawyers' representative put out yesterday. you want to talk about a politician's nonanswer. i mean, you know, the e-mail was taken out of context? what's the context? it looks like it's a pretty complete back and forth. by the way, they presumably have possession of all the e-mails. they represent eli. >> right. >> if it's out of context, put it in context. release the other things where eli is like, just joking, you know. >> ha, ha. >> governor chris christie maybe should take up a career in sports he looks good there. manning took the high road when pressed by the media. >> i've never done what i've been accused of doing. have i no reason, nor have i ever had any reason to do
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anything of that nature. i've done nothing wrong. i have nothing to hide. when it's all done, people will say it the same thing. >> to have governor christie call you a liar, what was your reaction? >> can't get concerned about that. again, my track record speaks for itself. and so do the giants, their history and their -- you know, nir history of doing things the right way speaks for itself. >> eli manning staying positive there. emotional, too, in that interview. >> chris christie a jets fan, clearly. we'll bring you a photo after three police officers were shot in australia. the president's meeting with the president of colombia at mar-a-lago. what investigators reveal what was inside the suspect's car as the latest act of terrorism on the champs-elysees reopening. neither water. nor smudge. nor scratch.
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welcome back. i'm alex witt, richard lui in for ayman mohyeldin and louis burgdorf joining us. arkansas has carried out the execution after a number of legal heurdles. ledell lee was put to death last night. arkansas mrandz to execute eighth eninmates but three death warrants expired while the court stayed another. in seattle this is the dramatic front page of the
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seattle times hitting doorsteps after three officers were shot. three officers were hit in the shootout after a robbery at the 7-eleven. two suspects have been detained. one was found dead inside the building. they range in age from 17 to 19 years old. new details are emerging about the man officials in france say carried out the deadly shooting on police officers in paris as the country remains on high alert just days before its presidential election. the shooter apparently pulled up beside a parked police car last night before opening fire, killing one police officer and wounding two others. officials have not officially identified the suspect. he was shot and killed by police while trying to flee on foot down the famed champs-elysees. just a short time ago officials revealed the gunman was french and three members of his family had been taken into custody for questioning. in the wake of the incident in
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which french president hollande calls a terrorist attack. joining us from paris, foreign editor for "the daily beast," chris dickey. first up, what do we know about this gunman? >> well, we may know many things. there are a lot of rumors floating around. marine le pen, the presidential candidate on the far right in a very extreme statement named somebody. the police have not named anybody but she named somebody. and said that he -- he had been arrested before for trying to attack police officers, bit just wasn't kept in jail long enough. whether that's true or not, whether that's just her playing politics, i can't tell you. but that's the kind of thing that's floating around. >> a couple things here. there was a name that was put out. we, of course, at nbc news have not authenticated that but somebody was identified. who did the identifying originally? >> well, there have been leaks out of the interior ministry and police, it seems, that have
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started putting out names. but there's also a name that was put out by isis itself, by the so-called islamic state. but that's abu yusuf albajiki, meaning the father of yusuf from belgium. that's the reason there's been a lot of confusion about one of the shooters or the shooter was from belgium. that's why the french keep saying, no, he's french. >> christopher, marine le pen you say has put out a statement. in terms of the election on sunday, does she stand the most to gain by this? her message out there, will people, perhaps, more coalesce behind her as they head to the polls sunday? >> yeah, i think there's a good chance of that. her statement's very clear. calls on the current government of francois hollande to close the borders of france, seal it off and, i think there are a lot of people who would sympathize with that at this very moment, even though it probably would
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have not no effect on this attack. she wants everybody who has an s-file, meaning their suspected of involvement with islamist and jihadist movement she wants them deporteded and if they're dual nationals she wants their french citizenship taken away now. that's the kind of measures a populist candidate can exploit successfully and she's doing it. >> this is building on attacks the "charlie hebdo," the b bataclan, does this heighten people's concerns or is this just sort of a norm? >> no, it's not a norm. certainly the kind of attacks we saw in nice last summer at the bataclan in november of 2015 and at "charlie hebdo" and the kosher super markets, those are major attacks by people who to some extent -- not the nice
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thing but people to some extent are trained as soldiers as the so-called islamic state or al qaeda. what this fits into is somewhere in between because the guy who did the shooting seemed to know what he was doing with a c kalishnikov and isis called him a soldier of islam. not just a sympathizer, someone inspired by isis. so, that's one thing. but it also fits into a pattern of attacks on police that date back to 2012, where you had three soldiers actually killed by mohammed mara and then last year and this year attacks on police and soldiers here. >> hard to reconcile the beauty of the champs-elysees and the terror of this attack. christopher dick y thank you. the tension remains on the korean peninsula as taking on
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the significance of another number north korea test. hallie jackson for us. >> reporter: a military message off the korean coast -- ongoing joint exercises with the u.s. and south korea as the north appears to position itself to conduct a nuclear test with little or no warning. according to multiple u.s. intelligence officials tell nbc news the military is deploying a special sniffer aircraft that can detect evidence of a nuclear explosion along with drones and u-2 spy planes. president trump -- >> as far as north korea's concerned, we are in very good shape. we're doing a lot of work. we're in very good position. we're going to see what happens. >> he basically says, nothing to see here. in fact, the situation remains very tense, very dangerous and we are i long way away from resolving that crisis. >> reporter: to convince north korea to turn down the temperature, the administration's leaning on china. >> some very unusual moves have been made over the last two or three hours.
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and i really have confidence that the president will try very hard. >> reporter: the president didn't specify what chinese moves he meant and isn't saying what he would do if north korea does test a nuclear weapon. the first time under his presidency, instead, preserving to preserve the element of surprise. that's been a hall mark of his foreign policy so far. on the iran nuclear deal, another startling break. >> they are not living up to the spirit of the agreement. i can tell you that. >> reporter: but just days ago, his own state department acknowledged iran is holding up its end of the bargain. another step for donald trump toward developing a doctrine of unpredictability. u.s. military officials telling nbc news that the chinese military is on a heightened state of alert as part of a nationwide exercise, stressing the alert is not solely focused on north korea. this morning there are reports that the justice department at the moment is considering an array of possible charges against wikileaks founder julian assange. according to the washington post, the department wants to
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pursue charges of espionage for disclosing classified documents leaked by chelsea manning but they say lesser charges are also on the table here. assange is currently living in the ecuadoran embassy in london to avoid extradition to sweden on accusations of rape. miami herald has been reporting on the secret meeting between president trump, and the man who arranged is, marco rubio. it comes before the sitting colombian president visits the white house next month, a part of farc but rubio is not. the white house saying it was nothing but a hello but the president was on twitter thanking him about cordial and frank problems about problems in colombia. they deny there was any peace deal with farc.
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this incident raises several questions, including which mar-a-lago member accompanied the leaders to the resort and why it was not disclosed to travelers in florida. trump administration preparing to get tough other trade, clashing with global finance leaders. good morning. >> good morning. tough talk from the trump administration while you have the imf, international monetary fund and world bank meeting in washington. head of economic council warning other countries if they are to impose tariffs on u.s. exports they should expect reciprocal tariffs when they try to ship products back to the u.s. you couple that with this new directive about steel, that eats asked wilbur ross to look into and about buy american, hire american. you get the sense the administration is hoping to circumvent trade organization rules. president trump went after a surprising target when he kad to
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trade criticism yesterday, canada, whose dairy farmers he said acted disgracefully. dealing with presidential directives. one will impact the dodd/frank act. cnbc reporting this will be about restricting regulators' rights to wind down and seize failing banks and also looking at tax regulatory burdens. finally, looking to limit the power of the financial stability organization, which is part of the treasury established after the financial crisis. some big changes looking ahead. >> live from london, thanks so much. while the president may have been hard on canada, but he didn't take a traditional tone on european union. here he is responding to a question from an italian reporter. >> you said in the past brexit was a great thing and you think all the countries will follow. you know that italy is an important player and is nsuppor of european integration.
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do you believe actually a strong europe is important for the united states, also looking forward at a french election? >> a strong europe is very, very important to me as president of the united states, and it's also, in my opinion, in my very strong opinion, important for the united states. we want to see it. we will help it be strong. and it's very much to everybody's advantage. >> the president also said yesterday he plans to meet with pope francis when he travels to italy for the g-7 summit next month. still ahead, rebels and rock stars. we're going to show you the pictures of the white house visit that got social media going. >> that's going to be fun. plus attorney general jeff sessions not so fun. gets a history lesson after dismissing hawaii as an island in the pacific. it's made official at the white house. president eisenhower
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>> well, that prompted this response from hawaii attorney general doug chin saying, quote, president trump previously called a federal judge in california a so-called judge. now u.s. attorney general sessions appears to dismiss a federal judge in hawaii as just a judge sitting on an a land in the pacific. he added, our federal courts established under article iii of the constitution are co--equal partners with congress and it's disappointing ag sessions does not acknowledge that. hawaii's two senators firing back. brian schatz, attorney general, you voted for that judge and that island is called oahu, my home. have some respect. the attorney general's office with an apology, hawaii is, in fact, an island in the pacific beautiful one where my the attorney general's granddaughter
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was born. the justice department in front of a federal judge who donald trump once called a hater. justice correspondent pete williams has the case of a deported d.r.e.a.m.er. >> this is a case that touches many bases. it's about immigration enforcement, about access to federal records and it's about a judge with a famous name who's back in the news. >> reporter: a legal fight with the trump administration over the deportation of a man from mexico has landed in the lap of a california federal judge curiel, the same judge who presided over lawsuits against trump university. candidate trump said the judge born in indiana hated him. >> i believe he happens to be spanish, which is fine. he's hispanic, which is fine. and we haven't asked for recusal, which we may do, but we have a judge who's very hostile. should have been thrown out. >> reporter: now lawyers for a 23-year-old man are telling the judge that homeland security isn't turning over all the records about the case.
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juan manuel montes is a called d.r.e.a.m.er in the u.s. since he was 9, one of thousands who came as children, able to stay under an obama policy still in effect. m och mo montes was arrested climbing over the wall. he was promptly deported. his lawyers say he was outside the country because two days earlier federal agents improperly deported him after he he failed to produce identification perform his lawyers filed a lawsuit in front of judge curiel. >> we don't know what happened to him because they refused to provide answers up till now. >> reporter: homeland security says it has no records of any border agtsz walking into m ochomontes only his illegal re-entry. >> because of his illegal behavior he lost that status and now removed to his country of
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origin. >> family members say montes remains in mexico, hoping he can still come home. >> thank you for that report. let's get a check on your weather with nbc meteorologist bonnie schneider. it's friday. looks like we're expecting some rainy weather in the northeast. we're not the only ones. >> that's so true. we're looking at rain across parts of the northeast back towards pen pep. heavier downpours there. watch out for strong thunderstorms in oklahoma city as well as amarillo, texas, where we have severe weather happening right now. that will continue throughout the afternoon. wichita falls as well, even into little rock. 12 million americans under the risk for damaging winds, even isolated tornadoes and large hail. already hail reported in texas this morning. as low pressure works its way to the east across the central plains, we'll continue to see that threat for heavy rain. it may even bring about flash flooding, so be careful out there if you're driving. by saturday the storms push further to the south and east. we'll watch for the rain to spread into the mid-atlantic and even into the northeast by sunday. so, some soggy weather.
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virginia down through florida. it may be rainy out there but we're still dealing with the pollen being a problem for so many. tree pollen high from the southwest to the mid-mississippi. something to keep in mind. another important another important point, a little cooler in the midwest today. chicago right at 54. however, in the east very mild, 84 and 85 across places like dallas and atlanta. so really depending where you are, you're going to either get a cool weekend or another summer lsh dike one. >> e with were commenting, 84 in d.c., 57 in new york. >> it's a front and it's going to make a big difference. >> thank you, bonnie. berkeley backtracks on the decision to cancel a speech from the always controversial ann coulter. >> hillary clinton issues a new warning over the trump administration. we'll bring you her late night remarks next.
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university of california berkeley has reversed their decision to cancel upcoming speech by conservative author ann coulter. on wednesday it announced it would cancel her april 27th speech due to safety concerns. violence flared on the campus back in february when right wing writer milo yiannopoulos was invited to speak. wednesday berkeley said if it could have the speech on may 2nd in a different location. both colter and those who invited her rejected the offer.
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she claimed university officials were adding burdensome conditions to her speech and tweeted she already spent money to hold the event on the original date. she also noted the new may 2nd date coincided with the reading period before final exams so few students would be on campus. former presidential candidate hillary clinton is taking the trump administration to task, saying the hard fought practice lgbt people received may be in jeopardy. >> we learned something important, that the progress that we fought for, that many of you are on the front lines of and that we've celebrated and maybe even taken for granted may not be as secure as we once expected. >> last night while receiving a reward clinton called on the trump administration to lead on lgbt issues and cited recent reports of gay men being killed and tortured in chechnya. former alaska governor slal
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along with musicians ted nugent and kid rock visited the white house wednesday night for a private dinner with the president. nugent told "the new york times" that the gathering lasted four hours and likened it to a family reunion. the dinner included a wide ranging conversation covering topics from north korea to bow hunting. the president also gave the group an extensive room by room tour of the white house. palin explained how the visit along with one certain photo came to be. >> president trump called to invite, just to touch base, asked me to get to d.c. and we'd be able to chat over dinner and asked if i would bring a couple friends. >> you brought kid rock and ted nugent. >> jesus was booked. >> there's an entering picture of the three of you next to a picture of hillary clinton. >> yeah. the picture says it all. >> i'm sure the former first
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before we toss over to "morning joe," we'll bring you a check on the stories in the day ahead. the man accused of carrying out the deadly shooting spree in fresno, california, is due in court this morning. police say 39-year-old core ri ali muhammad randomly killed three white men in attacks motivated by race. president trump focusing on taxes and financial reforms. attorney general jeff sessions and homeland security secretary john kelly continue their tour of the southern border, visiting immigration detention operations. they'll be in san diego after visiting el paso, texas yesterday. >> that's a wrap for us on this
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friday. i'll alex witt alongside richard lui and louis burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now. >> which one is more important to you to have, a vote on health care or a vote on a bill to keep the government open? >> i want to get both. are you shocked to hear that? we're doing very well on health care. we'll see what happens. this is a great bill, a great plan, and this will be great health care. it's evolving. there was never a give-up, the press sort of reported there was a give-up. there's no give-up. remember it took obamacare 17 months. i've really been negotiating this for two months, maybe less than that. this is a continuation, the plan gets better and better and better. it's gotten really good. a lot of people are liking it a lot. we have a good chance of getting it soon. i'd like to say next week. i believe we will get it. >> what's tougher than passing health care

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