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hey! george herbert walker bush emonstrated the finest qualities of our nation and of humankind. a great leader and aoo man. >> the 41st president of the united states is lying in state r the capitol rotunda as the nationemembers the last major u.s. leaderrom the gre greatest generation. to the current president, whose latest deal with china sent stocks soaring, but whose latest tweets could lead some ledel experts to con his words witness tampering. formerst fir lady michelle obama taking a not so subtle stab at sheryl sandberg while on her book tour. snl's pete davidson strikes
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back against internet bullies. plus you won't believe how much the highest paid stars of youtube are raking in. "early today" starts right now. ♪ good tuesday morning. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. the reins of president george h.w. bush are in washington, d.c. this morning,ying in ate at the capitol rotunda. after a brief ceremony with family and dignitaries, members of the public came in by the thousands to pay their final respects to the nation's 41st president. >> and back in bush's hometown of houston, mayor sylvester turnerosted a public memorial to pay tribute to. the mayor calling him an influential and important neighbor who was at the sa imtime doi same time down to earth. nbs jay gray has more on the first day of mourning.ng >> reporter: a the thousands
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pausing to say good-bye, president trump and first lady melania as former president george h.w. bush returns to washington one last time. >> in consequential times, george herbert walker bush demonstrated the finest qualitie of our nation and of humankind. >> reporter: dignitaries, family and friends honoring his lifetime of service as a fighter pilot shot down during world war ii, a congressman, ambassador, director of the cia, vice president, then president. >> we thank you for sharing this special man with our nation and the world. >> reporter: and out of office, he championed a host of charitable causes until his final few years when illnessre confineddent bush to a wheelchair and his thoughts turned to what was next. >> i used to worry about death. i don't anymore. but i have a feeling there's an
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afterlife, and i have a feeling it's a good one. >> reporter: well derved for a patriot, president, and the cornerstone of an era of civ civility in politics that many fear is now gone with his passing. as we saw, presidentush was honored in a ceremony inside the capitol rotunda. members of congress, supreme court justices, and others joined the bush family with several speakers remarking on the president's life of service and dedication to family and country. nbc's tracie potts joining uw rom washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hi there. good morning. well, what we saw yesterday were the dignitaries paying respects to forr president bush. today the public. people will get a chance to enter the rotunda and fil past his casket and remember the president that he was. we saw president and mrs. trump last night paying their he is expected to meet with the bush family at blair house across from the white house today, ati private m with
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the bush family. but publicly the nation reflecting not only on president bush's service but on his character. >> he kept usin f high and challenged us to fly still, and he did it with modesty and kindness that would have been surprising in dimension one-tenth as tough and accomplished as he was. >> reporter: his son, former president george w. bush, at times visibly trying to maintain his composureom as of the leaders, washington's elite, reflected on his father's service. now, today he will lie in state. tomorrow that national service. thetate funeral at the national cathedral. it is also declad a national day of mourning. phillip. >> what an accomplished life's work.ha tracie, you. we will have extensive coverage of the state funeral for the former president at the national cathedral. join lester holt and savannah
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guthrie tomorrow morning at 9:00 eastern on nbc. it is turning out to be a crucial week for the muell investigation. the special counsel is expected to make court filings on three major players this week. michael flynn, paul manafort, and michael cohen. in it we could learn the details of their cooperation with the russia ioinvestig mueller's sentencing memo for the former national security adviser michael flynn is due today. here with more is nbc's chief white house correspondent hallie jateson. >> reporr: the president's meage sent to 56 million followers but meant for one person, thege j sentencing michael cohen. the president pushing for a full and complete sente for his former attorney, who, quote, makes up stories to get a great and already reduced deal for himself. cohen, who c isperating with the special counsel, wants no prison time at his sentencing next week on multiple charges, including 2016 campaign finance violations. democratic senator mark warner raising a red . >> the president of the united states using his public twitter
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account to try to influence witnesses or people who have pled guilty within the mueller probe, to me, smes pretty fishy. >> reporter: the fury over cohen a contrast with presidentia praise for former trump confidant roger stone. he says he will never testify against the president. >>'d have to make things up, and i'm not going to do that. >> reporter: president trump tweeting, nice to know that some people still have >>guts. think the president is swimming in very dangerous waters here. you don't have to read too far between the lines of these tweets to see what he means. >> reporter: a sers of court filings may soon reveal the new tails robert mueller has learned from people who were once in donald trump's orbit, like cohen, former trump campaign chair paul manafort, and former national security adviser michael flynn. here on capitol hill, there's been a different kind of drama. that scramble to avo a partial government shutdown over a stalemate on border wall money. but n news has learned from multiple house leadership eal fes that there is a a two-week extension. that puts the new deadline totd
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avoid a sn the friday before christmas, frances. >> hallie jackson, thank you. the president's son, eric trump, is slamming kellyanne conway's husband for what he called utter disrespect. trump tweeted, of all the ugliness in politics, the utter disrespect george conway shows towards his wife, her career, ple of work, and everything she has fought so hard to achieve might top them all. kellyanne is a great person and frankly his actions are horrible. while whiteouse counsel kellyanne conway is one of the president's most ardent has beens, her husband a frequent and vocal critic after president trump commended roger stone yesterday for saying he wouldn't testify against t president, conway replied with a section of the u.s. legal code deing with witness tamp everying and obstruction of justice. he did not reply directly t eric trump but did re-tweet others who were critical. wall street cheering a tssible breakthrough in president trump'de war with china. markets rallied on news that the president and chinese leaderg x
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jinp agreed to a temporary truce on new tariffs. the dow jumped nearly 300 points, and while the s&p and nasdaq were both upver 1%. however, futures are pointing to a lower open. meanwhile we're learning new details abo the dealccording to "the wall street journal." president trump has named china hard-liner robert lighthizer to laid the trade negotiations, suggesting the u.s. will take a tough every stance in the talks. nbc's tom costello has more on the tra's spat impact on americans. >> reporter: virginia farmer john boyd has got far more soybeans he can sell after china slapped tariffs on u.s. farm exports, he's had to stockpile his harvest. >> i can't afford to wait another 90 days to find out what's going to hapith this truce. i need some answers, and i need some answers right now. r: but the white house says it's agreed to a 90 day truce with cha, though china hasn't mentioned a time line. the u.s. says it will negotiate
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on a range of issues including u intellecal property protections and tariffs on u.s. products, including cars. both sides hav agreed china will buy more u.s. goods. >> the president has made very clear that there is a pause, but if we don't have a real agreement, the tariffs will increase. >> reporter: while president trump has called it an far china deal, so has only said it will work to open its market and resolve trade issues. pause in the trade war would leave in place tariffs on $250 billion in chinese goods, but postpone additional ctarif. thertinues to be great uncertainty about whether americans will continue to pay more for goods made in china and whether american exporters and farmers will have a chinese market to sell to., tom costelbc news, washington. we have new developments for you this morning. authorities have found a body in the search for an american woman who saeared in costa rica near the airbnb where she was staying.ea 36old carla stefaniak was supposed to return home last wednesday from vacion in san
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jose where she was celebrating her birthday authorities have also found od traces of blo inside the apartment, but are awaiting results of an autopsy to confirm the body. but this morning hamily is still holding out hope, anxiously awaiting answers. ine, baltimn act of kindness ends in tragedy. police say a woman was fatally stabbed after rolling down the won't of her car to give money to a panhdler. apparently a young mother in her 20s. the suspects are still on the loose. according to the woman's h husban wife gave her donation, and that's when a man reached d the vehicle, inside to grab a wallet, and then stabbed jaclyn smith in her torso before running away with a female panhandler. ith dies from h injuries. this morning the woman's husband says he is remorseful for stopping to help. let's change gears here and take a look athe weather. >> pretty quiet east of the rockies over the next two to three days. let's go all the way to fridayn with r breaking out into areas of texas. this is a storm that's going to be in cifornia over the nex two days.
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by the time we get through saturday morning, a lot of heavy rainhrough louisiana and arkansas. look at the blue. that's the snow on the back side of this storm o saturday in oklahoma possibly, northern prtions of arkansas and through the ozarks. then on saturday into sunday, this mess will movehrough the appalachians. snow could be possible in areas of tennessee, kentucky, south carolina, north carolina, and virginia. we'll see how it plays out. a bunch of days to fine tune that forecast. that's a look a the big weather story of the day. here's a closer look at your day ahead. you can see plenty of cold air in place today over oklahoma and arkansas and tennessee. it will stay chilly throughout much of the northern half of thn y as we go throughout the rest of this week. uch colder today in areas especially of northern new england where it won't even get above itfreezing. till doesn't look like the northeast will be hit by 24 storm. this looks a like mid-atlantic snow threat. as i said, we've got a bunch of days t see how it plays out. >> bill, thank you. the cher show based on
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e begin this morning with a live look at capitol hill. all night long mourners have pass by his casket to pay
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their respects. >> good morning. 4:00 a.m. now and so far thousands of people have passed through capitol rotunda. some comin from outf state. all to pay tribute to the 41st president. >> he'll continue to lie inay state tnd in a few moments we'll have a look at the memorial service that was held for him last night. we do want to begin with a check your forecast. >> let's start with chuck bell and chill. >> yes, indeed, a noticeable chill out there. this morning, 43, but that's probably also during the afternoon. curtesy of northwest wind with wind chills down in the mid 30s. if you're to be outside for any certain period of timea today your warm

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