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holy cow. look at this thing. a massive texas tornado was part of a severe weather weekend that was part of a large swath of the weekend. claiming over a dozen lives. today 80 million people are facing weather risk. late trillion dollar deal to keep the government going. they hope to regain momentum to repeal and replace obamacare. russia is racing forward with the biggest arctic military buildup. that has u.s. officials on edge. tens of thousands are expected to join may day protests across the country. the godfather
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just couldn't refuse. earl today starts right now. good morning i'm yasmin vossoughian. >> i'm frances rivera. 13 people are dead after severe storms slammed the center of the country. this monster was caught on camera by storm chasers in east texas where it left a path of the destruction 35 miles long. the storm caused massive flooding in missouri and kansas. there were blizzard conditions in western kansas after the state was hit with a heavy spring snow. nbc's jay gray is in missouri this morning. what's the latest on these deadly storms? >> reporter: yeah. frances this is the kind of devastation so many across the strike zone are dealing with. this building pushed off of its foundation and pulled apart by
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floodwaters. >> look at this thing. >> reporter: a monster tornado. one of more than a dozen to strike this weekend part of a storm system that in other areas delivered flooding rains. >> some of the flooding we're seeing in parts of missouri has surpassed historic levels. >> reporter: soaking and swallowing entire communities. >> the power of water is something that people under estimate and so it is scary, you know, when it's taking people's homes. >> reporter: and taking lives. the storms have claimed more than a dozen victims across 16 states. >> very tragic. i never went through anything like this. >> reporter: at least for you killed as a string of tornadoes ripped apart texas east of dallas. trees pulled from the ground and tossed aside. homes and businesses chewed up and spit out by the violent twisters leaving survivors stunned and overwhelmed. >> i don't know how we got out of the house. >> reporter: now so many across the strike zone sort
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mess, wind and water left behind. >> a hole in our bathroom. some knocked over trash. >> reporter: still unable to let down their guard, with the chance of more severe weather in the forecast across the strike zone. now in some areas it's debris and others high water that continues to block not only roadways but highways across this area. more rain forecast for the region over the next several days. frances. >> that's the tough part as well. thank you. breaking overnight trillion dollar dale has been reached on a bill to fund the government through september according to aides on capitol hill. congressional negotiators have been working around the clock to avoid a shut down. issues like health care benefits for minors, funding for puerto rico and defense spending. the president backed down on key campaign promises like
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border wall. if you have a pre-existing condition you'll have coverage in the new health care bill. a guarantee made by the president himself. >> pre-existing conditions are in the bill. and i just watched another network than yours and they were saying pre-existing is not covered. pre-existing conditions are in the bill. and i mandated it. i said it has to be. >> i'm not hearing you say there's a guaranteed -- >> we actually have a clause that guarantees. >> excellent. >> mr. trump's remarks come as republican lawmakers have been working for weeks on a new health care overhaul that would undue obamacare. the devil is in the details. how those pre-existing conditions will be covered is a mystery. we're joined by tracie potts. is a guarantee of pre-existing conditions is actually in the bill from what you've seen? >> reporter: you heard what the president said. the issue is not so much as how but where those
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conditions may be covered. there's an effort going on here for states to be able to opt-out of some of these pre-existing conditions and some of the other things that were guaranteed under obamacare. that's the sticking point. while you're covered in one state you may not be covered in another state. you saw the president to begin to be pressed on that. we'll see some of that come out. we're expecting there could be a vote on health care this week. this time they need to bring some democrats along into make that happen. it fell apart the first time because they could not. the president is saying he wants to see this happen, democrats are saying they won't even come to the table if the idea is to replace and completely repeal obamacare. >> it's becoming more of a state by state issue. tracie potts, thank you. first daughter and assistant to the president, ivanka trump can now add model to her currents title after she was seen on this billboard in the philippines promoting a new
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the timing is disconcerting after the president engaged in a call to president rodrigo duterte. he characterized it a very friendly conversation. according to the associated press and other news outlets the move immediately sent shockwaves with several agencies. human rights groups across the world. the philippine president has a history of abuses. at one point he even admitted to throwing a man out of a helicopter. nbc news has reached out to the white house regarding the use of ivanka trump's image on that billboard in the philippines. but has yet to hear back. seven people were shot and killed after a gunman opened fire at a residential pool in san diego. witnesses say 49-year-old peter sellers fired multiple rounds of shots with a beer in one hand and a gun in the other. three officers who arrived
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in kansas another shooting left for you men dead including the suspected gunman. it happened at a residence that provided care for special needs individuals. authorities are still investigating the victim's connection to the home. president trump paid an unusual compliment to north korea's kim jong-un over the weekend. >> at a very young age he was able to assume power. a lot of people tried to take that power away whether it was his uncle or anybody else. and he was able to do it. so, obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie. >> and after a sunday phone call south korea now says u.s. national security adviser mcmaster has given them assurances on many fronts. kelly, what's the latest on the tensions with north korea now? >> reporter: on top of that the cia director mike pompeo was in south ko t
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strategy. all of this just a couple of days after that failed missile launch by north korea. the u.s. military detected that launch early saturday morning local time. two u.s. military officials say it was a medium-range ballistic missile. it flew for a few minutes and exploded in mid-air about 20 miles from the launch site north of pyongyang. that's the third missile test by north korea in a month's time. all three seem to have failed. now president trump down played that latest launch in that interview on sunday. he also said once again that he's prepared to use force against south korea, military force. on top of all of this another military asset headed to the region. japan's largest war ship there from text a u.s. supply ship head for the "uss carl vinson". national security adviser h.r. mcmaster on the phone with his south korean counterparts o
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u.s. would stand by a deal to pay for that anti-missile defense system. >> all eyes on the situation there. we'll turn back to the severe weather that claimed over a dozen lives. bill karins is here with a warning for 80 million americans. certainly the threat not overyet. >> dangerous afternoon is heading our way lasting to this evening. 80 million people at risk. we'll start with storms in the ohio valley and moving over the appalachians. here's the timing. the threat really begins during the early afternoon. storms out there this morning but not severe levels. by this afternoon we'll may have the watches going up, a few tornado watches. here's 8:00 p.m. storms approaching washington, d.c. and raleigh area through central new york. then they should weakened by the time they head to the new york city. athlete begins early this
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the peak hours of the afternoon. that's a look at the big story of the day. here's a closer look at your day ahead. the threat of the storms will end early in detroit, cleveland and column with us. late in the day in areas like washington, d.c. and richmond and norfolk and virginia beach. a storm or two going through atlanta early today. we have historic flooding going on. after a pretty heavy weather weekend in middle america, we want to lighten things up with puppies that got a very special treat. they got to dig in some dog friendly cake in celebration of the birthday. they chowed downed. the frosting on the cake they were all adopted into their forever homes as well. how adorable. still ahead daytime tv's most celebrated shows. we'll tell you who took home the emmy's.
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this morning spacex will try again to launch a frokt the kennedy space center after scrubbing sunday's launch due to a sensor problem. it will carry classified payloads for u.s. intelligence it is one of new york city's biggest event. a back tie gala to raise money for the art museum. >> tune in tomorrow. trust me. >> on twitter kelly ripa has a big announcement this morning with her caption we're going to need a bigger mug. she's expected to reveal her new co-host nearly a year after michael strahan left
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that's major news. president trump seeks to open the waters of the arctic for drilling russia's military is also on its biggest push in the region since the fall of the soviet union. lucy kavanaugh was the journalist to take us inside. >> reporter: a show of force like no other. vladimir putin's arctic ambitions are on full display. locked, loaded and ready for action. meet russia's arctic army. the 80th motor rifle brigade formed two years ago. men, machines and furry friends meant to show military might. temperatures here can drop to minus 40 but these men are at home in the frozen terrain. this is the first time that foreign journalists have been allowed to this arctic military base and the message for the
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russia is staking its claim in the arctic. thanks to rising temperatures and melting polar ice a once frozen ocean is now open for business. the arctic is believed to have contained an eighth of the world's untapped oil and a quarter of its gas. billions of dollars are at stake. it's a race that russia is determined to win launching the biggest arctic military buildup since the fall of the ussr bolstering its fleet of ice breakers, re-opening abandoned soviet bases and building brand new ones. washington knows it has to catch up. >> what do you think russia is trying to achieve in arc twik that massive military buildup? >> i don't know. >> reporter: lucy kavanaugh, nbc news. no one was a huge star but godfather reunion was an offer too good to refuse. to lose weight? contrave is an fda-approved weight-loss medicine that may
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last night at the tribeca film festival brought back the cast of one of the most influential movies ever made, can godfather. the stars were reunited to talk about the movie even revealing some behind-the-scenes secrets. >> i'll tell you i'm thinking of using you as michael. i thought he's really nuts. right away i'm thinking as an actor does, gee, not a good role. sonny is the part i can play. >> which is your favorite? >> first. whenever the godfather is on or dirty dancing. totally opposite movies. a casket at the u.s. border crossing.
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listen to the sound of that. now on news 4 today, severe weather strikes parts of the country and it's headed our way. shot down averted. the $1 trillion spending bill that should keep the government running until fall. call it bitter sweet. why we are going sugar free all week and how you can still join us. "news 4 today" starts now. if you dare. >> we're just getting started and i'm already feeling a little scared about this whole thing. >> 4:26. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilcrist. >> i'm eun yang. we're going to take a look at your monday morning drive in
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chuck bell and sheena parveen and the storms headed our way. >> we're watching out for a pretty strong likelihood for severe weather this afternoon and more likely into the evening hours. >> generally going to still be a hot day. >> back into the 80s for one final time. we will not be in the 80s much after today. if you like the warm weather, today is pretty much it. it will be all right tomorrow. much cooler weather by wednesday, thursday. four things to know, we're in weather alert mode from 5:00 until 11:00 p.m. today. after 5 or 6:00, there is a likelihood for strong, perhaps severe storms. there's another chance for some stormy weather on friday. for today there is an enhanced risk for severe weather this afternoon and this evening. mostly, again, after about 5:00 or 6:00. be weather ready for sure because it is going to be a very stormy
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back out to our west but they will be coming in here again much later on in the day. just know that it could be a rather impactful second part of the day today. today's forecast up around 85 degrees. breezy, too. southwest winds today 15 to 30 miles per hour. again, not much on the way of a rain chance during the daylight hours today. again, by this evening things could get a little dicey. for more on planning out temperatures during the day today, let's go over to sheena. >> yes, good morning, chuck. temperatures this morning, not too bad. very comfortable outside. as we go through the afternoon temperatures are going to start to heat up. by 7:00 a.m., pretty comfortable. 66 degrees. mid 70s by noon. in the 80s at 6:00 p.m. that's when the storms are going to start to flare-up off to our west and around sunset. we'll take a closer look at the timing. let's check the roads on this monday morning. good morning, melissa.
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inner loop at old georgetown road, we have the left lane getting by. work zone. outer loop at 452. northbound 295, benning road, work zone there blocking the right lane. 4:29. angie goff is at the live desk this morning. >> right now you know that four people died. this is across four people states. this is a a look that we're getting out of texas. the damage, it is major. just after that weekend of tornadoes hitting several small towns in the eastern part of the state killing at least four people there. homes completely flattened as we take a look at one of those twisters. trees torn from the ground, cars, huge cars, tractor-trailers flipped over. flooding also out of control turning roads into river proving too deadly in the states of arkansas and missouri. today a chance for more severe weathe i
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panhandle, alabama, georgia, mississippi. back to you. >> following new developments from capitol hill now where lawmakers have reached a deal on a spending plan to avoid a government shutdown. that $1 trillion plan would fund the government through september. it does not include funding for a border wall but does set aside money for border security measures. the plan includes money to strengthen the military and another round of private school vouchers for students in the washington school system. news 4's tracie potts will have more. immigration front and center in many cities including the district today. thousands of people are expected to march in may day demonstrations. they're protesting against donald trump's efforts to boost deportation. union members traditionally march on may 1st for worker's rights. here in washington people will gather at noon at lamont park in

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