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there's a wicked weather weekend in many parts of the country. heavy snow causing havoc in a number of cities and sending a passenger plane skidding off the runway. in all there were seven deaths. we'll have the latest. >> and during the snowy weekend at the white house, president trump tweeting some 27 times. his targets were all over the map as new questions over dealings with russia gain new attention. >> day 24 of the government shutdown, and still no talks, no negotiations, and no end in sight for the millions caught in the government's cross fire. >> and we now know for certain when winter is coming. a date is in place and why did crack kylie jenner's most-liked
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status on instagram? "early today" starts right now. good monday morning. i'm phillip mena. >> great being with you. i'm frances rivera. millions were in the path of a deadly winter blast this weekend. the storm contributed to at least seven deaths in the midwest. some of the hardest hit areas were missouri where several enter states were shutdown and many drivers left stranded. a delta plane slid off the tarmac sunday morning when arriving in northern kentucky where nearly 9 inches of snow fell. fortunately, there were no injuries. icy conditions led to the cancellations of more thanay 25 they responded to more than 230 traffic crashes. the storm knocked out power for nearly 200,000 people in virginia and north carolina. drivers are urged to stay off the roads around the nation's capital where the storm has dumped more than 10 inches of snow in some areas and winter weather advisories are in effect until 10:00 a.m. >> president trump facing tough questions this morning over his relationship with russia following a pair of bombshell
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reports. "the new york times" detailed an fbi investigation into whether the president himself was working for russia. while the washington post reported claims mr. trump concealed details about his face-to-face meetings with russian leader vladimir putin. the president took to twitter in wake of these stories tweeting over two dozen times throughout the weekend. it started saturday morning with a volley of six tweets about the russia investigation, specifically targeting the fbi and its former director james comey. the tweet storm ended with the president talking about everything from border security and the wall to his push to withdraw troops from syria. he also poked fun at one of his 2020 competitors, senator elizabeth warren, and took jabs at amazon c.e.o. and "washington post" owner jeff bezos who he dubbed jeff bozo. nbc's susan mcennis joining us from washington, d.c. susan, good morning. now we have this russia cloud hanging over the longest government shutdown in history. >> reporter: that's right, phillip. 24 days for the government shutdown and the president
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spending much of his weekend lashing out and defending himself against those two reports in "the new york times" and the washington post both dealing with the president's behavior regarding russia. "the new york times" said the fbi opened an investigation into the firing of james comey whether the president was operating on behalf of russia and against american interests, and then "washington post," the president reportedly going to great lengths following meetings with president putin, going so far as to snatching back notes from interpreters and telling an interpreter not to discuss any details of the meeting. here's reaction from both sides of the aisle. i don't get it. >>ith worldde tmp say only nice things about putin. he never spoke ill about russia. emocrats havehi infa massive infatuation with russia and putin. >> reporter: the stalemate continues with president trump
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demanding border wall funding in order to reopen the government. democrats insisting the government reopen first, and then talks continue then. the pressure does seem to be building on the white house with the most recent polls, showing that republicans are shouldering most of the blame for this government shutdown. we do have one senior republican coming out saying he has a suggestion. how about opening the government for three weeks while talks continue, and if that does not happen, phillip, the president can then exercise that threat he made to declare a national emergency and have the wall built himself. >> it's been two dozen days now. susan, thank you. >> meanwhile, new reports this morning of a different kind of showdown during shutdown talks. according to axios, president trump lashed out at his acting chief of staff, mick mulvaney during a bipartisan meeting with leaders earlier this month. mulvaney suggested a middle gro and reopen the government. mr. trump didn't take too kindly to the suggestion saying, quote, you just [ bleep ]ed it all up,
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nick. the white house official down played the exchange, calling it an exaggerated account of what happened. >> u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo is in riyadh putting pressure on saudi leaders to hold the killers of "washington post" killer jamal khashoggi accountable. his visit is part of the tour of the middle east. our chief affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is traveling with the secretary. >> reporter: good morning, frances and phillip. the secretary of state is here in saudi arabia meeting with the young crown prince. the young leader who is being blamed by many, including u.s. intelligence, for the killing of jamal khashoggi. secretary pompeo is in saudi arabia. his first trip here since the c.i.a. concluded that the country's powerful crown prince was responsible for the brutal murder of "washington post" journalist jamal khashoggi. an assessm we conversation with the crown prince and the saudis about ensuring that the accountability is full and complete with respect to the unacceptable
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murder of jamal khashoggi. >> reporter: but despite u.s. sanctions on 17 of the alleged killers, including one of the crown prince's closest aides, the powerful leader is unrestrained. saying multiple current and former u.s. officials and foreign diplomats. president trump and his son-in-l son-in-law jared kushner see the crown prince widely known as m. b.s. as a key ally and customer for u.s. weapons. but his country's human rights abuses are prompting worldwide criticism. this weekend, a young saudi woman, 18-year-old rahaf, escaped to canada. >> a very brave new canadian. >> reporter: she said she was fleeing an abusive family and barricaded herself in a bangkok hotel room pleading on twitter for help. >> i'm not leaving my room until i see u.n.h.c.r. i want asylum. >> reporter: on his nine country mid east tour, pompeo is facing questions about president trump's sudden decision to pull u.s. troops out of syria. and a new regional challenge.
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iran is threatening to restart enriching nuclear fuel. that would violate the nuclear deal the u.s. quit last year. what do you think iran is up to with the enrichment? what do you think they're up to? are you going to see m. b.s.? >> reporter: that meeting with the young saudi leader is happening today. it remains to be seen just how tough mike pompeo is willing to be with him about khashoggi given their shared interest in going after iran. you. >> andrea mitchell asking the questions. thank you. >> the suspect in the disappearance of 13-year-old jayme closs is due in court today. jake thomas patterson is accused of shooting and killing kloss's parents bunch abducting her back in october. she was found last week just 70 miles from her home. now investigators are piecing together evidence to build their case against patterson. nbc's kathy park has the latest. >> reporter: these are the first photos of jayme closs. smiling with family and cuddling with pets after her three-month
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ordeal. >> she is eating well, she's happy, she's smiling. >> reporter: kloss managed a dramatic escape thursday from a home in rural wisconsin, ending an intense search for the 13-year-old. she's been at home with her aunt, nan emotional reunion aftr the teen's alleged abduction and brutal murder of her parents. accused of both crimes, 21-year-old jake patterson now in custody. the motive, a mystery. >> i don't know. if he just saw her or what the connection is, but there's been no contact like everybody thinks. >> reporter: ahead of patterson's first court appearance monday, his lawyers released a statement to the associated press, saying they are relying on the integrity of our judicial system to treat him fairly. one of patterson's neighbors sahe reporter: back in kloss's hometown, grati >> we believe she was goingnity kathy park, nbc news. never gave up hope. >> we have nfl playoff action just ahead. but first on saturday kansas
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city was battling some snowy weather. it managed to get chiefs offensive lineman jeff allen stuck in the snow on the way to the game. along came dave cochran. he's living out of his suv with his girlfriend and a small dog. cochran helped pull allen's car out of the snow so he was able to get to the game on time. >> after he got done helping me, he told me he's a chiefs player. i didn't look at him as a chiefs player, i looked at him as a normal person. i hope he would do the same for me as i did for him. >> as a thank you, he gave the good samaritan two tickets to next week's afc game against the patriots. it will be cochran's first time attending a chiefs game. the big easy and superbowl champs philadelphia eagles took a commanding 14-0 lead before thents offense would finally get it going. new orleans wouldn't get their first lead until late in the third quarter on this t.d. pass to michael thomas. then with two minutes to play, eagles down six, quarterback nick foles fires a bullet to al
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shon jeffries. it goes right through his hands to marshawn lat more. the saints advance, the eagles' season is over 20-14. now to foxboro and pats, the chargers would match right away. philip rivers dropping back to pass and chucked it deep to keenan allen. that is a 43-yard touchdown. it looks like it is going to be a good game. but it wasn't. the patriots would go on to pummel the visiting chargers 41-28 and it wasn't even that close. there is also some history made on the pats' field sunday. sarah thomas became the first woman ever to officiate nfl a playoff game. she was among the officials working that pats/chargers game. thomas was the first full-time female official in the nfl and she is now in her fourth season. >> a winter wonder land, clean-up crews in austria have been deployed to a ski resort in the alps. they are using every ounce of muscle to dig out a ski area
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completely snowed in. following a week of intense blizzarding that brought tons of snow, the resort has been iced over and officials are warning the likelihood of avalanches. >> i don't think we have to go to austria to find snow. >> that's a lot, snow at a ski resort. we are getting done, we're just about finished completely with our snowstorm from the weekend. let's fast forward into thursday. we go int bige storm, west coas going to get nailed with a heavy rain and flood threat. we're talking about snow and ice from this storm. it freds from colorado to the plains. by the time we get to saturday, snow throughout the ohio valley possible, icy mess in the southern ohio valleynd northeast it looks like saturday night and through sunday you're going to have to deal with snow, ice, possibly rain. we'll pinpoint this as we go throughout the week. 10 inches rav plans in mind.el
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of snow this past weekend. not a bad day at all down along the gulf coast. the week ahead is going to be very active and impacting a lot of people. >> we'll be ready for it, bill. thank you. this is such a new york city thing. around here over the weekend you may have witnessed a partial nude it on the subway this weekend. sunday marked the 18th annual no pants subway ride. so, look, what everybody does. it's an event organized by the comedy group improve everywhere. at 3:00 p.m. commuters took off their clothes, specifically their pants. >> all right. >> they were challenged to keep a straight face. the event created back in 2002 was a harmless prank meant to make strangers smile. >> i can tell you a lot of people celebrate that all year long. just ahead developers dial up a new way for parents to keep track of their teens.
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breaking news. one person is dead and a police officer was injured following a killing shoot out in duluth, minnesota. police say it started with intense domestic assault call before the suspect began firing at them. bullets struck one officer and killed a canine police dog. officers returned shots and the suspect was later found dead inside the home. the officer who was hit has been released from the hospital. the four-legged canine killed in the line of duty joined the force in may of 2017. >> leading the news, a heated confrontation turns deadfully phoenix. police say a man got into a verbal altercation that turned physical before escalating to a shooting outside a motel leaving at least one dead. in all, three women and three men suffered gunshot wounds, including the 18-year-old woman who died. the suspect is reported to be among the injured, but authorities said their still searching for a possible accomplice. >> we have an update for you about the lie on air jet liner that crashed in october killing all 189 on board. the indonesian navy has
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confirmed that the voice recorder from the jet has been found. lion air flight jt 610 plunged into the ocean october 29 shortly after take off. authorities say a dive team found the cockpit recorder over the weekend along with human remains. if undamaged it can provide valuable information to investigators. a news conference is scheduled for later this morning. >> now to a c night of horror for a poland mayor who was attacked on stage by a knife-wielding man. here is video shoepg the moment the man came on stage and attacked the mayor powell. we won't show the actual stabbing here, but the 27-year-old suspect carried out the attack in front of hundreds of people at the lights to heaven fund-raiser. the suspect was arrested and the mayor is in very serious condition. >> that is terrifying. just ahead, the ultimate app for parents to keep track of your teens, and it's no yolk. an egg beat out kylie jenner to
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winter is almost upon us. hbo released a dramatic new trailer for the eightth and final season of "game of thrones." it premiers april 14th. the season will consist of six
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episodes, each reportedly running as long as 90 minutes. i want to play it cool here but i ain't gonna lie, i'm really excited. >> you're not the only one, i can imagine. all too familiar for parents and teenagers, teens take their times getting back to messages from mom and dad. they created an app, reply s.a.p. it appears on the receiver's phone over anything else on the screen and makes a noise repeatedly until they interact with it. the app has been downloaded over 100,000 times. currently it is only available for android phones, but an i.o.s. version is soon on the way. so iphone users, you are free right now to avoid mom and dad until that comes out. >> they're going to find ways around it. put it on mute, block the number, something, right? the queen of instagram, kylie jenner, has been de throned by an egg. believe it or not, you heard that right. an egg. the image of an egg is the most
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liked instagram post ever. the previous record held by jenner was an image of her and her daughter here. you see 18.1 million likes. this new egg-stigram account poeted a photo of the egg. they listened. it has 23.8 million likes. kylie's response, frying an egg on the pavement. >> we'll seeow likes that one get. still ahead, uci gymnast jaw-dropping routine that earned her a perfect sc are you taking the tissue test?
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welcome back. here's a look at the week ahead. it will feature another coast to coast snowstorm. so on monday, today, dig-out day in areas of the mid-atlantic. we watch a new storm coming into california. rain and snow through the rockies. maybe a pretty quiet travel period by the time we get to wednesday. by the time we get to friday, a weak system goes to the northeast and our major snowstorm is going to be in the middle of the country. >> it looks huge. all right, bill, thanks. when we come back the latest from london on the brexit deal. . (vo) no coup here. cheaper aerosols can cover up odors, burying the smell in a flowery fog. switch to febreze air effects! febreze eliminates even the toughest odors from the air. and it uses an all-natural propellant to leave behind a pleasant scent you'll love. use anywhere odors can spread. freshen up, don't cover up. febreze air effects.
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convention. his appearance comes amid the ongoing trade war and the shutdown of the usda and other federal agencies vital to agriculture. >> suspectnaing jayme closs is due in court in a few hours. jake patterson is charged with two counts of intentional homicide for the alleged killings of kloss's parents. >> teachers in the nation's second largest school district, los angeles, are set to strike after both sides sat out last-minute bargaining sessions. >> tomorrow the british government faces a key test of its plan to exit the european union when parliament votes on the brexit deal backed by british prime minister theresa may. the vote is also seen as a test of the prime minister herself. nbc's sarah harman is in london with the very latest. sarah, good morning. >> reporter: frances, good morning. this week is make or break for brexit. britain is supposed to be leaving the e.u. in just ten weeks. but if british lawmakers can't agree on a divorce deal, well, brexit could be delayed or even
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fall apart. before the u.k. is set to leave the european union march 29th, tensions are running high. and not just on the streets. british lawmakers still don't agree on how to leave. >> i want us to leave the european union on the 29th of march with the good deal that's on the table. >> reporter: tuesday, a vote on that deal. few expect it to pass. people here have had enough of theresa may. they're calling for a general election now. if her brexit deal doesn't pass, here's what could happen. one option, delaying brexit beyond march 29th. another, leaving without a deal, which could have disastrous consequence. there could even be a second referendum. but if these protesters have their way -- >> time for a go, i'm afraid, absolutely time for her to go. >> orter: it may not be up to may much longer.
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america and britain have always and had a special relationship. right now the two countries have another thing in common. governments meyered governments mired in gridlock. frances? >> we know what is it is to have a nation divided. >> french prime minister emmanuel macron and theresa may, were involved in what trump was doing in the united states. now not so much. they have their own problems going on, right? >> lot to watch. >> thanks for joining us. i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm frances rivera. we leave with we leave with ucla - at the cma foundation, we believe every child should have the access and opportunity to participate in quality music programs. i'm sara evans. music has always been a huge part of my life. music education isn't just important if you're going to make it your career.
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of the new year. a live look outside. that's beautiful. >> it is. >> lights glistening there near the bay bridge. hope you had a great weekend. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. we'll have a look at that traffic in a bit. not a lot of traffic right now. >> that's my report. tt weather. >> we'll have a lot going on this week. it starts out nice and quietr. we have this parkedn

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