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they've got to get together and do something. this has been going on for decades. because our country cannot continue to run like this. we can't have open borders. >> a white house cabinet meeting amid public outcries overtaking the u.s. capitol, allhile the first lady makes a surprise visit to the immigration front lines in texas. we'll tell you what steps are being taken to help these people. protests in a growing number of demonstrators want answers in the police shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old. emergency in waters have overtaken neighborhoods.
and can you hear it? >> hello. hello. >> hello. hello. did you hear drew saying hello? this friendly pup is looking for a new home. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> good to be with you. i'm frances rivera. we begin this morning with a continued fight over those separated migrant families that has ignited a firestorm across the country. the front of magazines littered with imagery of the president in a country against the entry of innocent migrant children. an administration official tells the associated press some 500 of those 2,300 separated children have now been reunited with their families and that federal agencies continue to work with a reunification process. >> still the administration continues to offer few details amid reports wit reuniting thes president's executive order wednesday. and yet again the commander in chief is blaming the democrats foron't care about the children. they don't care about the
injury. they don't care about the problems. they don't care about anything. >> and it was those democrats who banded together with several republican lawmakers to ultimately kill a gop bill on immigration in the house of representatives yesterday. sending the house leadership back to the drawing board as they eye a legislative fix, postponing their second so-called compromise bill until next week. still it was these images of the first lady visiting the border that got a good deal of attention yesterday as she touched down on the border in that surprise trip. it didn't go so smoothly, though, not as smoothly as the white house would have liked. for more, let's go to nbc's susan mcginnis in washington. >> reporter: good morning, frances and phillip. the first lady went to one of thes being held, and to show her support there. but all of the attention ended up being on her wardrobe. as the first lady boarded the plane to texas, all eyes were on the jacket she wore. the jacket was by zara, inexpensive jacket in her circles. about $40.
it said on the back "i really don't care. do u? lots of reaction on social media including from some congressmen. one congresswoman put a sign on her own back. another was a picture of the statue of liberty holding the hand of that 2-year-old child. it says, we should all care. now a former republican lawmaker called that jacket choice unforgivable. >> she was going to the border where her husband has ripped families apart wearing a jacket that said "i don't care." it is an unforgivable moment for melania has the first lady, but also for the president of the united states, and she does not deserve latitude on this. >> reporter: meanwhile the president tweeted the first lady was aiming at the fake news media with that jacket. back to you guys. >> at the very least, very bizarre, susan, emotions contin high over the separation of migrant families at the border, the trump administration is now
making moves toward the long-terd filed a request to allow family detention for longer than 20 days, current limit for minors. the doj argues that the limit makes it impossible to keep families both together and detained while they wait for an immigration hearing. about 2,300 children were separated from their families before president trump's executive order this week. with mounting questions on how they'll be reunited. nbc's cal perry has more from texas. cal, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frances. it seems like the confusion only grows as this story continues to play out across the country. the bottom line is we don't know how many kids are in this tent city that exists behind me. we don't know where they're going and when they're being moved. in fact, we saw three vans moving under the cover of darkness at around 3:00 in the morning just last night. so that seems to be playing out as they start to move these kids around. we saw a bit of activism yesterday as well. about two dozen mayors converging on this spot. they gave a press conference voicing their concerns about
what's happening. then they walked the short distance behind me to the gates of that tent city. they requested entry, and home that the mayors told me -- two weeks they need -- and this is what to have their applications processed for entry. so it's not just the media that can't get in. elected officials as well, very frustrated elected officials. we saw the mayor of new york city, bill de blasio, and the mayor of austin actually walked across the bridge to mexico to get a better look at the tent city before returning a couple hours later. of course these kids in this tent city behind me are caught in a very strange loophole. they're not covered by the initial policy of separation, and they're not protected by the new executive order. so it's unclear what's going to happen to them and how they will be reunited with their families. there is of course this reporting that the department of defense is going to step in and start to house some of these kids. the concern is that we're not going to know where they are or what's going on. we don't have access to these
sites. we certainly won't have access to u.s. military bases across the country. cal perry, nbc news, torino, texas. parts of southwest texas have been hit the hardest by heavy rain this week. emergency workers have rescued a number of people from submerged vehicles and flooded homes along the gulf coast. and texas governor greg abbott has issued a disaster declaration for at least six counties devastated by the storms. since tuesday, almost a foot of rain has come down along the texas coast. according to the national weather service, it says some areas got up to 15 inches. this is the worst recorded flooding in texas according to them since hurricane harvey. one woman in new jersey escaped near death when a power line fell on her car. she had no idea that if she tried to get out, it could have ended in an electrocution, but an off duty gas worker happened to be at the right place at the right time and got her out safely. the whole time she was just on her phone with her husband. >> i am going to die. this is how i'm going to die.
>> pse&g says as storm activity comes your way, it's important to fknow what to do in these situations. that is stay put and wait for help. we turn to the boiling outrage of the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in east pittsburgh this week. police were forced to shut down an interstatity. the protesters are demanding justice and answers after police shot and killed antwon rose when he allegedly fled on foot during a traffic stop, unarmed. >> it just breaks my heart why he would be shot in the back. no guns. >> his shooting was caught on camera, but a warning. some of these images are disturbing. nbc's ron mott has more. >> reporter: calls for justice for antwon rose. >> why are they shooting at him? all he did was run and they're
shooting at them. >> reporter: cell phone video showing the 17-year-old black high school senior gunned down by east pittsburgh police after running from a traffic stop. shot three times. protesters rallied outside the county courthouse, the county leading the investigation into what happened. donna giles came with her 18-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter. >> they didn't have to shoot him in his back. >> that could have been my brother, my friend, like>> rort identified the officer who opened fire on rose and another the deadly shooting although he officer had had been an officer in other been sworn in just hours after departments. the officer now on leave. >> did the officer wait? >> i don't understand what that has to do with the situation here. >> reporter: authorities stopped the car in which rose was a passenger because it matched the description of a vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting minutes earlierment police say two guns were found in the car on the floor, but rose was unarmed when he was shot. protesters demanding answers.
>> there's obviously a racial bias in this, and that is what we need to stop. >> reporter: now, the borough of east pittsburgh where this all took place on tuesday night issued a statement late thursday offering condolences to the family of antwon rose. they're also asking the public for its patience and respect of the investigation process because they say that process will take some time. frances? >> all right, ron, thank you. tributes are powering in for the late charles krauthammer after he passed away late yesterday. the washington nationals holding a moment of silence at last night's game. those in d.c. b tir heads for the longtime fox news commentator. among them, krauthammer's kpleegs at fox, also former president george w. bush, vice president mike pence, krauthammer transcended political parties touching viewers while delivering some of the best political commentary in the last few decades. it earned him a pulitzer in the 80s. but it was his battle with
intestinal cancer he could not overcome. krauthammer will continue to be remembered as the political observer that so many looked forward to hearing every day. he predicted where the country would end up a year and a half later. >> i guarantee you they are quaking in their boots in foreign capitals, particularly of our allies and trading partners. the way that trump spoke about the outside world was the most aggressive, most sort of hyper-nationalist and in some way most hostile of any inaugural address, i think, since the second world war. >> charles krauter 68 years old. the barclays center transformed into a runway for college basketball's top tars.f prospects made a fashion statement getting off the bus there in brooklyn for the 2018 nba draft. after many long, suspenseful pauses filled with a lot of booze and speculation about who
would be chosen first -- >> with the first pick in the 2018 nba draft, the phoenix suns select deandre ayton. >> the 7'1" center is staying in arizona like many expected. deandre ayton was chosen first. going second to the sacramento kings was his team may marvin bagley iii. it is friday, so we all have our plans for the weekend. let's see ifou haveo and make them indoors. here's michelle grossman. >> the good news is it's friday. the bad news is we're going to see a lot of rain today and also saturday, even some spots on sunday. this is the weekend outlook on saturday. lots of green showing up. that's where we have the potential for seeing some rain. so probably changing a lot of outdoor plans. in the south we're going to be muggy. we're going to be warm. temperatures in the upper 80s. then we're going to be cooler than normal in the south.
temperatures near 100 degrees in parts of texas, and in florida we're looking at temperatures in the upper 90s with some storms. so hopefully you guys have some indoor plans. at least on the back burner. >> i don't know. mind over matter. i'm hoping it will turn things around for the weekend. >> might only get worse. summer barely beginning too. just days after mexico did the unthinkable, world cup fans were treated to another surprising upset in a final match of the day. croatia looked to take down argentina. huge mistake by the goalkeeper early in the second half killed argentina, giving croatia the lead. the momentum would only build from croatia's main threat, luka modric got into the action, striking into the back of the net putting his team up 2-0.
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leading the news, with the arrival of the busiest travel season for u.s. airlines, the fbi has issued a new warning about what it calls an alarming increase in sexual assault cases on passenger planes. it's a federal crime that many passengers are reluctant to file a report. police say the real number of assaults could be much higher. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: it happened on a red eye from l.a.x. to chicago. dana larue fell asleep, then awoke as a fellow passenger was assaulting her. >> one of his hands was feeling around on my chest and moving down toward my belt. and the other one was high up on the inner thigh. >> reporter: the fbi says she's part of an alarming trend. from 2014 to 2017, the number of federal sexual assault investigations jumped 66%. but investigators say many case plane. > many of the vicre or a jacket, and oftentimes are seats, are covered by a blanket asleep. >> reporter: the fbi says it
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i really don't care. do u? wow. wow. wow. that's what they settled on? what was her first choice? a jacket that says "womp womp". >> a lot of people are giving her a hard time about it, but i think it's nice that she had a jacket made to display her wedding vows. >> her spokeswoman said, it's a jacket. there was no hidden message.
well, no one thought the message was hidden. it was written in big letters on the back. >> here's the thing, though. we all can get it. zara. out there on the racks. >> for now. let's see what happens with that. could be a best-seller. they could pull it off the racks. we never know. some people are calling time's latesterprovocative. but stephen colbert on his latest show had a different take. >> trump's beenorrie press coverage. check out the new cover of "time" magazine. yeah. that is heartbreaking. jim, is there anything we can do to make it happier? >> hiya! >> the audience really got a kick out of that one. colbert even posted the animation to instagram. so much out there between the jacket, between the covers, and everything else in between. >> no shortage of things to talk about. but, i mean, that is kind of funny. all right. this morning the world is mourning the loss of koko, the
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coach on the voice, blake shelton. i sat down at his nashville bar with the reigning sexiest man alive. we talked about how the voice changed his career and how his relationship with gwen stefani saved his life. plus all the latest news and politics this weekend on sunday today. you can catch us in the morning or set your dvr and watch us anytime. i'll send it back to you frances and phillip and i'll see you sunday morning. the president is hailing it as a win but it is a legal decision that could have really big implications for your wallet. the supreme court says online retailers can be forced to collect sales tax. is a ruling that could have a major benefit for states all across the country. but at what cost? nbc's jo ling kent has more. >> reporter: your online shopping may get more expensive. the supreme court ruling that internet retailers can be required to collect state sales tax in online transactions. so what does this mean for you?
medium sized businesses are expected to be hit the hardest, meaning you could get charged for sales tax because they have to change the way they do business. colleen owns a gift shop in montana. she says sher e-tail store may not survive this change. >> that's like putting me on the same level playing field with large corporations who have multiple locations and in-house legal and in-house accounting firms. >> reporter: but the court disagrees. justice anthony kennedy writing in the majority opinion, there is nothing unfair about requiring companies to bear an equal share of the burden of tax collection. if you shop at major online retailers like amazon, you're already paying online sales tax nationwide. but if you buy from a small individual seller, you probably won't pay more. that's because the court ruled in favor of a south dakota law that does not require online sales tax to be charged if the retailer sells less than $100,000 worth of products a year.
ultimately this decision could mean you pay more the next time you shop online. but it will also mean a big payday for state governments. the court says states could recoup up to $33 billion in lost sales tax every year. jo ling kent, nbc news. there is an animal adoption of its dogs are special, but there's one in particular that has a hidden talent. >> hello. >> hello. hello. hello. >> say hello to drew, and he'll greet you right back. the vocal pup is up for adoption at the maricopa county animal care and control in arizona. i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm frances rivera. hello and good-bye. thanks for watching. >>stories unfolding right now on
building. we are live on the scene with firefighters gathering information and have a live report in a few moments. and in san francisco, a double shooting in the mission as detective are scrambling at this hour. our crew is talking with police now. "today in the bay" starts now. i'm kris sanchez inia. >> and i'm marcus washington. to those breaking stories in a minute. and what we can expect