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> athes day, dammi and you have a right to talk to your children. and you don't even know where your children are. >> the battle over splitting families has the first lady weighing in as the president faces what might be his toughest domestic challenge yet. ew details surrounding late night new jersey shooting at an arts festival. >> it was like pow pow pow pow pow pow! two or three people went down 20 feet from me. >> a deadly earthquake strikes japan. the hundreds injured and the death toll rising. late details ahead. then to a weekend of world cup aocen >> a huge surprise and husband jay-z. "early today" starts right now.
>> good morning. i'm danny cevallos in for philip. >> i'm frances rivera. democrats led by minority leader nancy pelosi will converge on a controversial detainment facility in brownsville, texas, to protest the trump administration's zero tolerance policy separating families at the u.s./mexico border. >> just as republicans head to the white house for a strategy session with the commander in chief, along the backlash over the current state of affairs reaches a fever pitch. nbc's jacob saverof is at the largest processing center in the u.s. >> reporter: this is not a new facility, it's been here under multiple administrations. it is at the epicenter of the trump administration's family separation policy. in fact, more children are being taken from their families inside this building than anywhere else that is because directly under the trump administration policy called zero tolerance. for the first time ever we were allowed inside without cameras.
this is what we saw. the facility serves as an intake for the busiest sector of the southern border, the biggest of its iodine kind in the country. agents patrolling 316 river miles of the dividingine between the u.s. and mexico bring most people they pick up here for processing. 24 hours a day. there are 77,000 square feet of space under the roof. air conditioned to a cool 72 degrees. inside people are sorted based on their age, gender, and family status. four pods, as they call them. one for girls 17 and under. boys 17 and under. then the families. moms with kids. and fathers with kids. you'll b cpc -- >> reporter: when we walked in, over 1,100 people were inside. 525 family members, and nearly 200 kids without adults. the administration's fought back against this idea that children are kept in cages in some of these detention facilities.
but at the border patrol station, that is exactly what we saw. mylar blankets, the type runners have after marathons. mattresses on the floor. they're supposed to be out within 72 hours but people are being detained longer than that as this policy sort out. border patrol tells us they're overwhelmed at this point. >> for more on the political backlash facing the trump administration, tracie potts is on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. first of all, let's talk about the protests. this is spilling into the streets all over the country. these protests tied with father's day. with advocates who say these families should be able to see . we're seeing the auntry. now nearly 2,000 children who ve bee separated from their families, even tent cities being set up to house these children, unlike the centers that we've seen before. and here in washington, republican pushback to the president's separation policy. the zero tolerance policy. from high-powered republicans,
including house speaker paul ryan, lindsey graham who says the president could s this with one phone call. we're also now hearing from first ladies melania trump, her office revealing a stement here saying that mrs. trump hates to see children separated from their families but adding that this needs to be a country that follows all laws, but a country that also governs with heart. and a scathing op-ed from former first lady laura bush where she says that this policy is breaking her heart, it's cruel, and it's immoral. president trump will meet with republicans on capitol hill tomorrow. >> all right, tracie potts, thanks. at least three people have died and dozens have been injured after a powerful earthquake shook the city of osaka, japan, early this morning. japan's meteorological agency is calling it a 6.1 magnitude quake. one of the strongest of its kind on japan's scale, which runs from 0 to 7. ere we reports of structural
damage, including building collapses, damaged pipes, and scattered fires all during the city's rush hour. government officials reported the deaths of two elderly men and a young child from falling debris. no tsunami warning has been issued. in the wake of sunday's shooting at an arts and music festival in trenton, new jersey, the city's mayor vows the violence won't shut down the annual event that's meant to unite his community. >> our history of art and culture is strong here. we are strong people and we can't let one or two senseless individuals create an atmosphere for us where we can't enjoy the great things of this city. >> police believe the shooting was sparked by local gangs. jt beenhe suspects was fatally released from prison for a homicide-related charge.lake mc. >> reporter: a gunfight in trenton, new jersey. sending bullets flying and people running. >> it was like pow pow pow pow pow pow! two or three people that went
down right 20 feet from me. >> anybody hit over here? >> reporter: chaos in the moments after as the panicked crowd, some injured, poured into the street. the violence shattering a 24-hour art all night festival meant to bring the community together. this photo taken hours before. 17 people were shot, including irvin higginbother, hit four times in the leg. >> kids out here with guns and stuff, it's no good. put the guns up. go about your life. get education. >> reporter: police have recovered multiple guns and believe it was a gang-related dispute. one suspected shooter is dead, two others hospitalized. this is a community that knows violence all too well. >> to me, it's like a normal thing. it's like is it ever going to end? i don't know. >> the violence you say has become normal here? >> yeah. >> that's sad. >> shouldn't have to be that way. >> reporter: trenton's mayor
pleading for peace. not just hear, but across the country. >> all shootings, whether large or small, are a crisis. this isn't just a random act of violence, this is a public health issue. >> reporter: i spoke with event organize hoarse say they are deeply saddened, but not deterred. more motivated now than ever to ing this community together. an australian tow truck company captured this disturbing video of a pickup truck driver losing control of his vehicle. you can see the truck goes flying through the air before landing on top of three other cars. a 23-year-old man was arrested and tested for illegal suerenc hospitalized after the incident. fortunately, no fatalits or life-threatening injuries. get ready for trouble here. a little guy, kansas city parents are looking at a $132,000 bill after their son accidentally knocked over that sculpture on display. here's the back story.
the 5-year-old went up to hug the glass art, while attending a reception. you can see there the sculpture fell and toppled right on top of him. that caused damage to the back of the figure which the artist said took over two years to complete. the little boy is okay and the mom says accidents happen, but she cannot pay the damages the insurance company is looking to get. >> painful. >> that is an expensive wedding gift i w say. >> that is not the softball through the window in the neighborhood. a little different. all right, now to nbc meteorologist bill karins with a look at your forecast. >> good monday morning. hope everyone had a wonderful father's day. throughout the day today, it's going to be hot, we're already tracking storms. that will continue this afternoon. numerous areas getting heavy rain from minneapolis through green bay. this later today will shift into areas of the southern great lakes and then a little area of severe weather is possible. 2.7 million people at risk for strong afternoon storms. most areas of northern new england will see storms.
heat numbers, 61 million people under excessive heat advisories or heat warnings. a lot of the midwest, ohio valley, and now the northeast. asses, showers and storms. chicago, you're hot this aftern coming up. it's going to be oppressive. storms. take a look at heat numbers >> bill, thank you. gal gadot gave anxious fans a first look at her costume in the "wonder woman" sequel with the caption "she's back." the costume looks similar to the previous outfit but it's brighter and shinnier, especially when compared to what she wore in "batman v. superman" when her character was first introduced. "wonder woman 1984" hits theaters in november 2019. still ahead, new revelations surrounding one of the
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good monday morning to you. taking a live look out right now in san francisco as we get started with the day, transamerica building there, it is monday again, folks. >> start that wheel all over again. >> thanks for waking us with us. >> let's get straight to the forecast. hoping for a good one. >> it will be a good day but a little warmer than yesterday. we enjoyed amazing weather over the weekend and today it's still going to be breezy, we start out with mostly clear skies and looking live in san jose, won't see as many clouds as we've seen near the coast. as a result slightly warmer for the inland areas in spots like everygreen, we start out at 61