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health care or pay the rent. he suggested to change the name of his department to something other than department of housing and urban development which was a 1965 creation of president lyndon johnson. that is our broadcast for tonight. thank you for being here with us. good night for all of us from new york. this morning health care uncertainty. a new cbo score shows the gop health care plan could save the government bls but leave medicals uninsured. new photos show remnants of the explosive device used in the bombing. did a candidate for congress body-slam a reporter? with polls opening in a few hours in montana, the republican front-runner is cited for assault. good morning, it's thursday, may 25 the. i'm ayman mohyeldin alongside
louis burgdorf. after a tough analysis determined millions would likely lose coverage in the nonpart son congressional budget office found under the legislation passed in the house earlier this month, the ranks of the uninsured will grow by 23 million in the next decade, including 14 million losing health insurance in 2018 alone. it's slightly lower than the version proposed in march. the cbo says it depends on where you live, seeing instability for one-sixth of americans in states that seek waivers on health benefits that obamacare guaranteed or for those who have a pre-existing condition without continuous coverage. quote, premiums would vary significantly unless healthy people would face extremely high premiums, benefits likely to be excluded include maternity care, treatment for mental health, substance abuse, rehab services
and children's dental care. some enrollees could see large out-of-pocket spending because annual or lifetime limits would again be allowed. this bill would reduce spending on medicaid by $834 billion and cover 14 million fewer people by 2026. a reduction of 17% of its enrollees. the white house reacted to the congressional budget office's score last night with an official saying, in part, quote, history has proven the cbo to be totally incapable of accurately predicting how health care legislation will impact health insurance coverage. turning to the terror attack overseas in manchester, england, police have made more arrests in the wake of the raid. officials say two more men have been arrested this morning, bringing the total number to eight. as the hunt continues for possible accomplices to bombing suspect salman abedi. meanwhile, new images released by sky news show stills from a
security camera of a man the broadcaster says british police believe is abedi walk negotiate shopping center the friday before the attack. the man is seen wearing a blue backpack with the sales tag hanging off it. "the new york times" obtained and released pictures of remnants of a blue backpack similar to that seen in the security footage. it also showed hand-held trigger used in the bombing. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news says the pictures are the same provided by british authorities to the u.s. and it's straining international relations this morning. manchester police say so far their investigation suggests abedi had help in carrying out this attack. take a listen. >> i think it's very clear that this is a network that we are investigating. as i said, it continues at a pace, extensive investigations going on. >> that investigation has moved
overseas as well. yesterday libyan officials arrested second of abedi's brothers in tripoli for allegedly planning an attack there. abedi's father was also arrested in libya yesterday, although it's not clear on what grounds. lucy, it's doing to talk to you. we hear police say it might be a possible network that abedi was connected to. what are you hearing on the grounds in regards to the search for possible accomplices in regards to the attack? >> reporter: good morning. a fast-moving investigation. we're learning the younger brother of abedi was arrested by libyan authorities in tripoli on suspicion of links to isis. it turns out he was under surveillance for a month and a half, but the counterterrorism forces there moved in on him over intelligence he was planning an attack in tripoli, libya's main city. the investigation here has two focal points at this point. one is, as you mentionsed, unraveling any network that may have supported the manchester
bomber in carrying out this attack. the other, that means combing through information here and manchester as well as libya. the other is uncovering, locating, trying to locate the potential bomb-making factory. this could be as simple as a corner in somebody's kitchen, but finding that location is critical to understanding the scale and scope of this thing. perhaps, more importantly, to understanding whether there may be other bombs out there. now, those "new york times" photographs you mentioned, very important piece of information. they reveal a far more sophisticated device than we previously thought. the battery charger was larger than normally used in a device like this. the detonator had a circuit board, which perhaps means it could have been used remotely in case the bomber had a change of mind. not something a kid could have concocted in his living room from reading "inspire" magazine, one of the reasons they believe a larger network is out there. >> certainly a fast-moving story. we'll continue to watch the -- >> a lot of developments.
>> absolutely. meanwhile, meanwhile british outlets, "the guardian" and bbc says theresa may plans to confront donald trump of leaks of forensic photos. uk authorities say it could complicate the investigation. a senior uk officials says protests have been lodged at every relevant level between british authorities and u.s. counterparts. they are, in no doubt, about our feeling on this issue. it is unacceptable. manchester's mayor writing on twitter saying he has, quote, complained to the acting u.s. ambassador and was assured they would stop. they haven't. arrogant, wrong and disrespectful. want to switch gears to a wild story in montana, one developing overnight. potentially having impacts on politics. a special election is set to get under way in montana this morning for the state's only seat in congress. but last night on the eve of voting, things turned violent and now one of the candidates has been cited for assault.
ben jay koshgsz a reporter for "the guardian" approached republican congressional candidate gauge gianforte and say gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses. here's the audio "the guardian" released. >> the cbo score because you've been waiting to make your decision about health care until -- >> i'll talk to you about that later. >> i'm just curious -- >> speak with shane, please. just -- -- i'm sick and tired of you guys. get the hell out of here. get the hell out of here! you did the same thing. you with "the guardian"? >> yes. and you broke my glasses. >> the last guy did the same damn thing. >> you body slammed me and broke my glasses. >> get the hell out of here. >> you would like to get the hell out of here. i would also like to call the police. can i get you guys' name? he just body slammed me.
>> you've got to leave. >> disturbing audio. quickly after that, gianforte's campaign released this statement. quote, tonight as greg was giving a separate interview in a private office, "the guardian's" ben jacobs entered the office, shoved a recorder in greg's face and began badgering, asking questions. jacobs declined to lower the recorder. greg attempted to grab the phone pushed in his face. greg jabbed jacobs' wrist, pushing them both to the ground. it's unfortunate this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer barbecue. >> then came this from fox news journalist who says that while she was in the room with the producer and photo journalist preparing to interview gianforte jacobs, quote, walked into the room with a voice recorder but it up to gianforte's face and asked if he had a response to the cbo report.
gianforte said he would get to him later. jacobs persisted. gianforte told him to talk to his press guy. gianforte grabbed jacobs bit neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. we watched in disbelief as gianforte began punching the reporter. as gianforte moved on top of jacobs he began yelling something to the effect of, i'm sick and tired of this. jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. he asked us for our names. in shock we did not answer. jacobs said he wanted the police called and went to leaf. gianforte looked at the three of us and repeatedly apologized. at that point i told him and scanlon, who is now present, we needed a moment. the men then left. she went on to say, to be clear, at no point did any of us who witness this assault see jacobs show any physical aggression to gianforte who left to give statement to local deputies authorities. jacobs was examined at a later
hospital and was allowed to leave. state republican party officials have yet to comment. >> incredible story. >> incredible. we continue to follow the president's trip overseas. president trump is at the eu headquarters in brussels for bilateral leadership meetings. unlike the mostly friendly welcome the president was shown in the first three parts of his foreign trip, his arrival in brussels was greeted by massive protests. an estimated 9,000 took to the streets to resist against his policy, most notably his immigration stance and these comments he made last year. >> go to brussels, go to paris, go to different places. there's something going on and it's not good. you go to brussels. i was in brussels a long time ago, 20 years ago. so beautiful, everything's so beautiful. its like living in a hell hole right now. >> the president had his first official meeting with the king and queen of belgium along with the prime minister. despite the protests, the president said it was an honor.
>> my whole group, weave been looking forward to this trip, meeting the king was wonderful. had a great discussion. and we will work together on various problems. number one right now is terrorism. and we are fighting very hard, doing very well under our generals and making tremendous progress. but when you see something like happened two days ago, you realize how important it is to win this fight. and we will win this fight. >> and later today, he will have his first meeting with the newly elected president of france, before participating in various nato leadership events. he'll depart for the final leg of his voyage, the g-7 summit in sicily. still ahead, was the fbi hood winked by a russian document. fascinating story. we're taking a look at new reporting from "the washington post" this morning. michael flynn may be in
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it would raise doubts about the independence of the investigation. now the post reports the fbi later determined the document was bad intelligence, possibly even a fake sent to confuse the bureau, americans mentioned in the document insist they don't know each other, do not speak to each other and never had any conversations remotely like the ones described in this document. investigators have long doubted its veracity. by august the fbi has concluded it was unreliable. for more we're -- >> it's incredible -- >> joined by washington national security reporter ken. what was in this document and where did the fbi go wrong here? >> look, i think we need to be cautious about this story. there's a lot that's still not clear. i was able to speak to a person close to comey yesterday who did say this document was a factor in his decision to make that extraordinary announcement. and the document purported to be a russian intelligence document that described an e-mail from the head of the democratic party to somebody in the soros foundation, essentially
suggesting a corrupt assurance bit then-attorney general loretta lynch, that she would not delve too deeply into the clinton e-mail scandal. if that were true, that be a big problem if she announced she was closing the investigation with no charges. comey factored that into his decision to take had upon himself to recommend the fbi was not recommending charges and he drew a lot of criticism for that because he appeared to violate justice department guidelines and also criticized clinton's behavior. sew got criticism from both sides. and now it turns out that this document may not be true. may have been russian disinformation, guys. >> it's incredible to think they would have gone to that length. there's also another story about russia yesterday from "the new york times" about aides working for the trump campaign. what did that say? >> so that story talks about the intelligence being gathered over the summer, intercepts in which russian officials appeared to
boast about and talk about their intentions to influence the trump campaign through paul manafort and mike flynn. they talked about manafort's connection to a crane yan oligarch backed by putin and talked about their own connections to flynn. this is russia's talking. we don't know if it's true. we just know that's what they were saying. and u.s. intelligence picked it up. it was one more piece of evidence. another point about this is it's very clear that the u.s. intelligence community knew a lot more than they led on to voters about evidence of trump campaign collusion with russia in that hacking and interference, guys. >> robert mueller has his hands full as he tries to pull all the threads in this investigation. >> not surprised by that. we're following another story i want you to weigh in on. hearing reports michael flynn may have left stuff out on his security clearance forms. now we're hearing jeff sessions as well. tell us more about this. >> the justice department has acknowledged that sessions did
not list these two meetings that he's already admitted to with the russian ambassador kislyak on his security forms. the justice department is saying he was instructed he didn't have to list his meetings with obama as a senator. he considers that to have been a meeting as a senator. this whole controversy exploded because he didn't disclose these meetings before congress. that led him to have to recuse himself from the whole russia investigation. this is one more data point suggesting to some he may not have been completely forthcoming. >> as you mentioned, a lot of data points left out there. thank you for joining us this morning. >> great to be with you. let's get a check on your weather on this rainy thursday here in new york with nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> good morning. we're finally done with the severe weather. 11 tornadoes, no injuries, no fatalities. today we get a break from severe weather. rainy weather arriving in new york city. it's raining in philadelphia. overnight rains in d.c. have left the ground wet. a couple more downpours to go
through this morning. umbrella weather through the northeast. when we're all said and done, it will be a half inch to an inch in most areas of new england back to pittsburgh, buffalo and cleveland. scattered showers left over in the ohio valley. may be a stray thunderstorm. this is at 6:00 a.m. this morning. the yellow show you where the steadiest, heavy rains are between new york and d.c., baltimore. let's take you to the noon hour today. notice it kind of slacks off a little bit. i'm not going to promise you a lot of sunshine today, but philly to d.c., the second half of the day it will be dryer than early this morning. steadier rains around noon hour in boston, buffalo and still rain around lexington, louisville and cincinnati. by 5:00 p.m., everyone is heading home. scattered showers, northern new england. scattered showers hit and miss from d.c. to richmond. steadier rains back to cleveland and detroit. bit time we get to overnight hours, still dealing with on and off rain, moderate rain around new york. you get the idea, it's an umbrella day from areas of virginia to ohio valley to the
northeast. we're dry in most areas of the southeast. my am could have a shower or storm. the heat is building in the middle of the country near 100 today in areas of west texas. a little later in the show i'll bring you the memorial day weekend forecast, and it's kind of a mixed bag. i'll explain it all. >> ayman got angry because i came to work prepared for rain. >> he doesn't listen. >> ayman, he's one of those guys i can tell you it's going to rain and five minutes later, he says, what was the forecast? >> appreciate that. a strikeout streak comes to an end and a costly catch for the yankees. we'll tell you about that. sports is next. hey allergy muddlers
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sprained neck on the play. the yankees beat the royals 3-0. but that looks like it hurt. to cleveland where the reds' billy hamilton showcased his speed in the top of the ninth inning against the indians. first beating out a double play to make it safely to first base and extending the game after a review. in on a line drive, hit to right field by zack cozart. hamilton scores from first to give cincinnati a one-run lead. the reds hold off cleveland in the bottom of the frame to win it 4-3. finally, a small bit of good news for manchester as manchester united wrapped up the you rope ra league for the first time after defeating ix 2-0 in yesterday's final, two days after the manchester arena bombing that claimed the lives of 22 people. ahead of the match teams met at the center of pitch and locked arms in a moment of silence. >> i caught a little bit of that game yesterday. watching just the opening was incredible tribute and so many fans that were there. you could see the signs and all
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welcome back. it is the bottom of the hour. let's start with the morning's top stories. president trump in brussels this morning for what his administration is describing as, quote, tough talks with our nato allies. the president expected to urge european leaders to increase military spending even as the u.s. pledges a nearly $1.5 billion boost to help fill in the gaps. we'll get more on this in a live report from brussels in a moment. the jury is now set in the sexual assault trial against bill cosby. there are seven men, five women and two black members of the jury. cosby had said race could be a factor in the allegations against him. the comedian is charged with indecent aggravated assault for allegedly drugging and molesting one woman, although more than 50 women have accused him of sexual misconduct. a grand jury has indicted the man accused in last week's deadly rampage in times squares. 26-year-old richard rojas is
charged with 26 counts of attempt the murder. he told the new york post he has no memory of the rampage. let's go overseas into that investigation into the manchester terrorist attack. police in manchester, england, have made more arrests as they continue a series of raids in the wake of that terror attack. officials say two more men have been arrested this morning, bringing the total number to eight. as the hunt continues for possible accomplices to bombing suspect salman abedi. new images released by sky news show stills from a security camera a man the broadcaster says british police is abedi walking in manchester's shopping center on the friday before the attack. the man in these images is seen carrying a blue backpack with sales tag still hanging off it. meanwhile, "the new york times" obtained and released remnants of a blue backpack similar to the one seen in that footage. "the times" also released photos of a damaged battery and hand-held trigger used in the bomb bombing.
a senior u.s. law enforcement official tells nbc news the pictures are the same as those provided by british authorities to the united states. it is straining international relations this morning. joining us now from manchester, nbc news foreign correspondent lucy. british media reporting there's anger and tension among uk officials about the apparent leaks, about u.s. intelligence agencies, especially regarding those photos we just saw there, the backpack, the aftermath of the bomb, the trigger. that kind of fallout are we seeing as a result of that from these two allies? >> reporter: good morning, ayman. british authorities are understandably quite frustrated with the growing number of leaks. we're now learning the uk has suspended intelligence -sharing about the manchester bombing investigation with the u.s. nbc news working to independently verify that, this information coming from the bbc. the uk home secretary amber rudd yesterday morning expressing
publicly her frustration with the americans over the leaks. of course, we learned about salman abedi's identity through one of those leaks. that was in the morning. the rift widened over those photographs and nbc news citing u.s. officials relating how british investigators found out salman abedi's identity due to a bank card found on the scene. to give you a sense of how the information is gathered here, the manchester police force is the lead force on the investigation. they share the information with the counterterrorism force in the uk which spreads it across the uk government. also because of the five intelligence sharing agreement. that's how the information has been getting out. we can expect, ayman, theresa may, the british prime minister, will be bringing this up behind closed doors with donald trump in brussels when they meet at the nato summit this evening. >> when you add that with that
purported sharing of classified information that president trump gave with russians when they were in the office, you can see why some allies are a little frustrated with that cooperation between the two countries. want to turn to the president's trip abroad. president trump has just left eu headquarters in brussels following bilateral leadership meetings. shortly he'll have his first meeting with newly elected president of france macron, where he's expected to push the allied countries to increase military funding. joining us live from belgium, brussels, kristen welker. good to talk to you. his arrival in brussels was greeted by a massive protest, as we're seeing images come out of that. pretty stark contrast to his welcoming in the middle east. tell us more about this. >> just to go back to the middle east for a moment, there was a lot of support there for president trump. they see him as a leader who's going to get tougher on iran. that is one of their key issues.
very different reception here in europe. thousands of protesters near here when he arrived here in brussels. part of their frustration/anger with president trump, they see him as an isolationist. there is also concern he's only going to engage this region in more wars. that's something they're starkly opposed to. there's still a lot of anger in the wake of president trump calling brussels a hell hole after their terror attack in march of 2016. terrorism will be at the forefront of this nato summit. no doubt about that. particularly in the wake of the manchester attack. what you were just talking about. we expect president trump to push the nato allies to get more engaged in the fight against isis and terrorism. more broadly, he's also going to push them to increase their spending to 2% of their gdp. right now only about five nato countries actually meet that benchmark. that will be critical. in terms of the asks that nato
allies are going to have for president trump, we anticipate that there is a lot of pressure on him to reaffirm the u.s. commitment to article 5. that says an attack against one is an attack against all. that topic you were just talking about, intelligence sharing. british prime minister theresa may is expected to raise that issue with him particularly in the wake of his discussions with russian officials in which he shared intelligence that he got from israelis. back to you. >> keeping an eye on that nato meeting considering president trump's comments on nato. kristen welker for us. thank you. voting opening in a few hours in montana but the republican candidate for congress and the special election has been cited with misdemeanor assault after getting into a scuffle with a reporter last night. ben jacobs, a reporter for "the guardian" approached congressional candidate greg gianforte and then he said gianforte body slammed him and broke his glasses. here's the audio "the guardian" released of a portion of the
incident. >> the cbo score because you've been waiting to make your decision about health care until you saw the bill come out. >> i'll talk to you about that later. >> but i'm just curious -- >> speak with shane, please. >> just -- i'm sick and tired of you guys. the last time you came here you did the same thing. get the hell out of here! get the hell out of here! last time you did the same thing. you with "the guardian"? >> yes. you just broke my glasses. >> the last guy did the same damn thing. >> you just body slammed me and broke my glasses. >> get the hell out of here. >> you'd like me to get the hell out of here. i'd also like to call the police. can i get you guys' names? >> you have to get out ef of here. >> he just body slammed me. >> you have to leave. >> i can only imagine how chilling the video is given the audio. after that gianforte's campaign released this statement saying, tonight as greg was giving a separate interview in a private office "the guardian's" ben
jacobs entered a private office without permission, shufd a recorder in greg's face and began asking badgering questions. greg attempted to grab the phone pushed in his face. jacobs grabbed greg's wrists, pushing them both to the ground. it's unfortunate this aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist created this scene at our campaign volunteer barbecue. >> there's more to this story, as you can imagine. then came this from fox news journalist who says that while she was in the room with a producer and photo journalist preparing to interview gianforte jacobs walked into the room with a tape recorder, put it up to gianforte's face and asked if he had a response to the cbo report. gianforte said he would get it to him later. jacobs persisted with his question. gianforte told him to talk to with his press guy. at that point gianforte grabbed him with his hands around his
neck and slammed him to the ground. we watched in disbelief as gianforte punched the reporter. he yelled something to the effect of, i'm sick and tired of this. jacobs scrambled to his knees and said something about his glasses being broken. he asked us for our names. in shock we didn't answer. jacobs then said he wanted the police called. gianforte looked at the three of us and repeatedly apologized. at that point i told him and scanl scanlon, who was now present, we needed a moment. she said at no point did she witness jacobs show any form of physical aggression to gianforte after giving statements to county sheriffs. >> the sheriff, by the way, did donate $250 to the gianforte campaign but said it's not material to the investigation. three newspapers have retracted their endorsements of geent forty. state party officials have yet to comment on it. national democrats have called gianforte to exit the race.
rob quist, the democratic candidate, first said he thought it was a joke and later said he would leaf it up to law enforcement. the race to replace ryan zinke, now some republicans are grumbling it's closer than it should be. politico reporters democrat rob quist has raised $6 million, including $1 million in the last week alone. spending could reach $18 million for that seat. accord fog npw, that's double than spent on the race the year before. could the headlines actually sway the outcome of the race? over half the estimated total early ballots have already been returned as of yesterday. turning to some of the latest polling from quinnipiac and it paints a troubled picture for president trump, 63% of those polled have concerns about president trump's relationship with russia. well over half believe the president fired fbi director james comey to disrupt the russian investigation. nearly three-quarters supported an independent investigation
into potential ties between the president's campaign and the kremlin. 37% approve of president trump's job performance. 55% say they do not. the nation's high es ranking law enforcement official is now admitting he did not disclose meetings with russian officials during his secret security clearance as required. in fact, attorney general jeff sessions omitted conversations he had with multiple foreign g dignitaries. the attorney general met hundreds if not thousands of foreign dignitaries and their staff. in filling out his form, the attorney general's staff consulted those familiar with the process. as well as the fbi investigator handling the background check and was instructed not to list meetings with foreign dignitaries and their staff connected with his senate activities. >> we're joined by nbc news foreign correspondent ken. what does this mean for the ag and is it possible there could be more omissions? >> it's unclear what if means because it's a real question
about whether he was required to list those meetings on that security clearance form. obviously, their position is they were instructed not to. i've spoken to other people who filled out those forms. there doesn't appear to be any question. you're supposed to list your foreign contacts. now, the back drop of this is, these are meetings that sessions had already admitted to after denying under oath before congress in his confirmation hearing that he met with russians during the campaign. and his story is that he met with the russian ambassador in his capacity as a senator not as a trump official. squenl subsequently recused himself and has come under a lot of criticism for this. >> "the new york times" also has reporting about russian officials. amongst themselves, they were boasting about having links to various trump aides. so, who knew about this and when? what do we know about who they were boasting about? >> this is intelligence that was gathered over the summer as
evidence of this russian hacking campaign was developing. it's intercepts of russians talking about mike flynn and paul manafort, two very senior aides close to donald trump at the time. flynn, national security voluntary, manafort, chairman of the campaign. it was russia using those men and their ties to influence the trump campaign. its not proof of collusion but yet another data point the intelligence community had strong suspicions and john brennan testified to congress last week these were some of the reasons he turned this matter over to the fbi to launch the investigation. another important point about this is it shows the obama administration knew a lot more than it shared with the public about evidence of collusion and contacts between the trump campaign and russia. people went to the voting booth not knowing this information and senior officials in the government did know it. there will be more questions about why they didn't tell them. >> why about the obama
administration have all this information and not share it with the american public. thank you for your insights. >> here's people that i know about security government forms. if you have interaction with your foreign-born grandmother, have you to disclose that. the storm that produced almost a dozen tornadoes in the south is threatening the east coast. >> meaning the morning commute for cities like d.c. and new york could unfortunately be messy on this holiday weekend.
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an absolutely scary moment. thank god nobody was severely hurt. >> imagine that dump truck barrelling towards you. let's get a check of the weather with bill karins. >> we'll watch a memorial day forecast that's a little iffy. one day out of the three will be bad across the country. first this morning, travel delays likely heading to the airport from new york to philly. d.c. shouldn't be too bad. heavy lanes will be ending early. let's take you into the memorial day weekend forecast. again, a storm moving from the middle of the country on saturday. it will be off the new england coast by monday. that's going to leave a very nice saturday, sunday through the northeast. by the time we get to monday, that's when it gets iffy in new york and boston. washington, d.c., that rain could move in late sunday. this saturday it looks like the best day around the mid-atlantic. into the southeast, the worst of the storms on saturday will be here in areas from texas up through illinois and also into missouri and arkansas. dallas looks like on sunday, 85 for you. a little cooler after your mini
heat wave the next couple of days. sunday in houston and monday is stormy, atlanta, too. as we take you throughout midwest, this is where the weather will be improving as we go throughout the weekend. chicago, saturday, 75. st. louis, watch out for storms as we go throughout the tail end of your weekend also. again, it's not a washout weekend for anyone. that storm as it moves across the country will bring a brief period of unsettle the weather for many. >> not bad. newly release the data from u.s. census bureau shows how the nation's cities are evolving. four of the top five areas of populations of 50,000 or more were found in texas suburbs outside of houston, dallas and austin. seattle washington had the fastest one hoof year growth by adding more than 20,000 people. for the third consecutive year, chicago was the only major city to lose residents. the state of illinois' population fell by any other state in 2016, down almost 40,000 people. >> fascinating to see those statistics and find out why various people move to various
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the cable network's role in spreading theories related to the murder of a dnc staffer. nbc justice correspondent pete williams has more on this. >> the conspiracy theories began soon after 27-year-old seth rich was shot and killed during her washington group house last july while working on a voter turnout project for the democratic national committee. 12 days later wikileaks published embarrassing dnc e-mails and later assange offered a reward for information on rich's death. a former house speaker said this sunday about rich's death. >> having given wikileaks something like 53,000 e-mails and 17,000 attachments -- >> reporter: here are the facts. washington, d.c. police say they found absolutely no evidence, having looked at rich's computers, that he was ever in touch with wikileaks. his death, they say, appears to be the result of a botched
robbery. fox news reported last night an outside investigator found evidence linking him to wikileaks and then retracted it. his parents say the amount of pain and anguish this has caused is unbearable. >> they feel their son's legacy has been hijacked, taken away from them. it's almost like they're reliving the murder. >> reporter: fox's sean hannity insists there's more to come. >> out of respect for the family's wishes, i'm not discussing this matter at this time. >> what you're seeing with the fake news cycle is americans are separating from public officials, from law enforcement, from intelligence, from fact-based research. that's a dangerous fen nophenom were pete williams, nbc news wash. housing and urban secretary chair ben carson is turning
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before we toss it over to "morning joe," let's get a check on the stories in the day ahead. >> president trump continues his trip overseas, meetings with european counterparts. we'll meet with the french president and the german chancellor. the president leaves for italy later in the day. back at home attorney general jeff sessions heads to memphis where he'll speak with federal, state and law enforcement about efforts to combat violent crime. we'll get a look at what we can expect for the hurricane season. predictions for how many storms they anticipate this season which begins june 1st and runs through the end of november. >> that does it for us on this thursday morning. i'm vf alongside ayman mohyeldin and louis burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now.
welcome to "morning joe." i'm kind of confused -- i don't know where to begin, you know what i mean? this is like a veritable cornucopia. we can start with the story that happens every day, you never get tired of it. a guy is asked about congressional budget office scoring. so what he does is he punches a reporter and throws him to the ground. that happens all the time, especially on the last day -- actually it doesn't. all three papers overnight took their endorsements away from this republican guy. we'll talk about that. we can talk about the cbo score itself which i guess is causing havoc in the street. people going crazy over this thing. or recould talk about comey and answer the question whether comey is russian for dupe. that's not the end of it. "the new york times" headline