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overnight raids in connection with the london attack, results in at least seven arrests as britain remains on high alert. >> president trump working the phones all night, in favor of repealing and replacing obamacare. >> did the chairman of the house intelligence committee just vindicate president trump over wiretapping claims in >> forces unite, isis joining al qaeda with explosive technology that has airlines on edge. >> the under dogs steal a big one from undefeated puerto rico at the world baseball classic. >> and dog lovers unite. today is national puppy day. >> puppy an extra squeeze this morning on this puppy day. good to be with you. i'm frances rivera.
>> and i'm yasmin vossoughian. a deadly rampage outside of london, a raid this morning that resulted in several arrests. >> but first and just hours, donald trump and house speaker paul ryan are headed for their first major political test as the clock winds down for republicans to replace obamacare. there are reports that president trump has been working the phones all night to get the 215 votes needed. this after multiple meetings with conservatives. and another on the books for this morning, congressman mark meadows head of the freedom caucus leading the opposition to the bill saying a deal could be in the works. >> the president and i came to an agreement in principle. i think what we're trying to do now is to make sure that our agreement is actually something that can be executed in a way that passes the senate. >> as of this morning our nbc news analysis shows 29 house republicans oppose the plan or
lean towards no. at least six of them would have to flip. otherwise the bill will fail. but speaker ryan says they are nearing the finish line. >> there is a claim to the 24 votes against it. we are getting a lot of freedom caucus members to support this bill. we're adding votes by the day. we're not losing votes we're adding votes and we feel like we're getting close. >> today's vote comes on the seventh anniversary of the passage of obamacare. enlisting joe biden to help their efforts against the repeal. >> i ain't going anywhere. this is not going to pass. elimination of this, the costs are enormous. the costs of law enforcement, the cost to the community. there are so many, so many hidden costs that will be resurrected here if this is repealed. >> nbc's tracy potts joining us from washington. tracy, what sort of last minute deals are we hearing about today? >> reporter: yasmin and frances,
late last night for three hours house speaker paul ryan met with some of the more conserve 2i678 members pushing against it trying to get them to flip in favor of the republican health plan. at least one flip against the republican health plan. and now we've got new numbers this morning showing that all of this is having a negative effect on president trump's approval rating. take a look at the numbers from this latest quinnipiac poll. his approval rating slipped a few points from 41 to 37 just this month. along with numbers slipping with some of his key bases of support, people who got him elected, men down 6%. republicans down 10%. white voters down 5%. again, this is just in the last two weeks. now, the president has said republicans who vote against this could face some push back and now we understand that the koch brothers are funding an effort to support those who vote no. >> we're going to have to wait and see what happens with the vote today. nbc's tracy potts, thank you.
>> the het care bill isn't the only high stakes drama playing out in washington this morning. there are stunning new claims from the republican house chair devin nunes. he says commune cautions from donald trump's transition team and possibly the president-elect himself were legally and incidentally collected by u.s. intelligence. and while nunes repeats there is still no evidence former president obama wiretapped trump, it is his decision to bypass his own committee, going to the white house with his new information that is making some republicans sound the alarm on the entire investigation. >> this back and forth and what the american people have found out so far that no longer does the congress have credibility to handle this alone, and i don't say that lightly. >> and democrats are firing back with a bomb shell of their own. nbc's peter alexander has more. >> reporter: president trump says he feels vindicated. >> i somewhat do, i must tell you i somewhat do. i very much appreciated the fact
that they found what they found. >> reporter: after the republican head of the house intelligence committee who advised mr. trump's transition team dropped this bomb shell. >> i have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, i guess at least monitored and disseminated out. >> reporter: none of it changing bipartisan agreement rebuking president trump's claim he was wiretapped by president obama. including from devin nunes himself. >> was there a physical wiretap of trump tower? no, there never was. >> reporter: and the fbi director. >> i have no information that supports those tweets. >> reporter: devin nunes says the intelligence was legally collect after the election, is not related to any russian connection to trump campaign associates and was not picked up through surveillance directed at mr. trump or his aides. what he says is alarming that the names of some trump team members may have been improperly revealed or unmasked. the intelligence committee top
democrat firing back, outraged nunes went to the president before briefing him. >> the chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct, or he is going to act as a surrogate of the white house because he cannot do both. >> reporter: nunes defiant. >> why is it appropriate for you to brief president trump given it is his own administration or campaign associates that are a part of this investigation? >> the president needs to know these intelligence reports are out there. >> now the intel committee's top democrat is amping up the stakes saying this about possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia to nbc's chuck todd. >> there is more than circumstantial evidence now. so, again, i think -- >> you have seen direct evidence of collusion? >> i don't want to go into specifics, but i will say there is evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation. >> all right. back over to london within the last few hours, british police have arrested seven people in
multiple raids linked to the worst terrorist attack in london since 2005. four people were killed in the attack and at least 40 others wounded. the attacker struck with his vehicle and a knife just outside the british parliament. police stopped the attacker with a fatal gunshot. nbc's ali is in london this morning. what is the latest on this? >> reporter: well, we've learned since last night from the prime minister and the police here that it was a single attacker, lone wolf attacker. they haven't named him, but they say they know who he is. and i think the police here have broadened the scope of their investigation to find out if he had any associates, what motivated him to carry out this brazen attack and how he prepared for it. the police here also want to make sure there is no further threat to this city. as you mentioned, there were raids carried out last night and in the early hours of this morning in london and in birmingham which is in the west
middle of the country, birmingham has a very large muslim population. and i think we're going to get a lot more details through the course of the coming hours and days of who this man was, if he had any associates, and what these arrests were carried out late last night, early this morning were exactly related to people who were on a suspect watch list. and we'll bring that to you as we get it. back to you. >> we hope the investigators are able to answer some of those questions. ali, thank you. >> we'll take a turn now and look at our weather. it is chilly here in the east, but calm which is a good thing before much of the country gets hit with three days of severe storms. let's check in with bill karins to see what we're going to get. >> here's the culprit, we're watching it come through the rockies. the gulf of mexico gets the moisture to the north. today is limited areas from lub okinawa to a.m. ril owe. only 1.7 million people at risk today and mostly large hail.
almost like mini tornadoes. when we take the storm system and move it eastward, it uses all the available moisture and we could even have isolated tornadoes as we go through friday. shreveport, little rock area greatest concern, possibly dallas, too. again, that's 17 million people at risk. friday will be the biggest day of our thr good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. heading out, bundle up. it is cold. feels like winter is back in the entire area. look at the numbers. running about 25 degrees colder than yesterday morning which has philadelphia 21, allentown at 25. 21 in allentown, 25 in vineland. factor in a little breeze blowing, feels like it's in the teens. here's what we're working on for "nbc 10 news today" -- making it work. obamacare replacement law. remembering a player,
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the beauty of humanity there. >> i don't know a lot of people would follow that advice to call for help. your instinct is to do what you can to help. if you don't see a train or light coming, you jump in. you can understand the safety risk on both sides. tennis took a back seat at the miami open after this. look who popped up on the scoreboard. little guy, little iguana stopping the match. the rep tile ee vieded staff for several minutes because he wanted to go on a run there scoring across the court. a lot of people liked it even taking selfies there snapping that. putting it on instagram and say hey, everybody, come and enjoy the match. you may catch an iguna sighting. >> matches can get so serious sometimes. sort of messes things up a bit. ahead google's youtube is about to lose out on millions of dollars. plus as isis teaming up with al qaeda to plan explosives in laptops and other electronics,
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from al qaeda. the disturbing development following the new electronics ban. it affects flights into the u.s. from eight majority muslim countries and was ordered after intelligence discovered isis operatives sought to plant explosives in laptops and other electronics. >> i think what you have is two different groups that compete with each other, but both of which have the same mission, to shock the world by bringing down an international airliner. >> reporter: calling the intelligence extremely sensitive, security officials would not confirm if isis was developing an explosive that could be hidden in a laptop. similar to the attack that blew a hole in this plane last year over somalia, the new policy to be implemented by saturday restricts electronics larger than a smartphone from the cabin. >> it becomes much more difficult to carry out a successful attack if the device is not located on the person of the individual carrying out the attack. >> reporter: officials have long
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health care showdown, today, lawmakers will battle over obamacare and cast they are vote either for or against a repeal of the law. remembering dallas green. former sports stars and fans are reacting to the death of the phillies manager who helped the team win the thirst world title. and a man seen on a viral video breaking up a fight between two teenagers. >> announcer: "nbc 10 news today" starts now. good morning, it's a chilly morning. it's "nbc 10 news today," i'm tracy davidson. >> and hopefully, you're somewhere warm. bill henley has the details. >> temperatures are still falling. running 25 degrees colder than
yesterday which means lehigh valley is in the 20s. we'll start to see a warmup, 24 at 7:00. but we will see sunshine today and much less wind than yesterday. a 9-mile-per-hour wind at 10:00. 31 degrees will warm into the 40s. nothing but sunshine for today. 44 for philadelphia. low 40 for the suburbs and lehigh valley and new jersey. and inland and at the shore. i'll break the forecast down hour by hour to show you when we're above freezing in your area when i come back in ten minutes but first, jessica boyington has the "first alert" traffic. >> the cameras on the southbound side around the schuylkill expressway. earlier, we had a vehicle fire. this is pretty much what's left of it. most of it is cleared out of the way. traffic is getting by it for right now, if you're headed towards the schuylkill expressway, you'll have no problems there. there's a crash at worcester at valley forge road. watch for that.
you'll be detoured around there. here's 95, drive times are great, actually. really light in that 12 minutes southbound from the and speeds in the 60s. this morning, we're following breaking news overseas. police in say they've made several arrests in connection with yesterday's terror attacks that left five people dead and dozens more injured. innings to, seven people are in custody after a series of overnight raids. yesterday, the attacker plowed into cars for people walking on stabbed a police officer to death just inside the gates to parliament. happening overnight, the health care bill heads for a vote. today, lawmakers will died if obamacare will stay on the books or if it will be replaced with a republican plan. matt, what do we know about how local lawmakers will ?