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to thin and loosen excess mucus. and lasts for 12 hours. mucinex 12 hour. . this morning, millions are in the path of severe weather that has already claimed three lives with driving rain and possible tornadoes. president trump vows to battle what he calls partisan bites in the wake othe mueller report. to russia where a high-profile meeting when kim jung-un and putin is taking place at the moment. the latest on the growing meeseles especially epidemic. in new york, exploding
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manholes. >> with cook out season around the corner, a chance to relish the job of a lifetime. millions of americans from texas to the gulf coast are under severe weather advisories today. several storms bringing major hail and storms to the coast of texas. hail the size of golf balls in midland, texas. trash cans sent into the street where they were slam the with 60-mile-an-hour winds. flood waters in dallas/ft. worth and three people killed by flood waters. this is the third week in a row they are having to deal with this. >> same location as storms roll through the area. we are getting a report that
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southeastern texas dealing with a tornado that touched down. completely out of texas right now, the problem is we are dealing with nocturnal tornadoes. it is dark out. possible tornado that has touched down at louisiana tech, you can see that squall line making its way across shreveport that will continue to make its way across the mississippi valley. it is dark out, we are seeing damaging winds and rain which is potential for major flooding. >> you cannot see those tornadoes coming or how high the water is getting. after months of speculation, former vice president will make it official today and formally announce his presidential bid with an online video. he is expected to enter the race as an automatic front runner
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leading with 24% support. tracie potts joins us now with the latest. despite his early advantage, this won't be an easy run. >> he spent decades in washington so he has a history to answer for including support for the iraq war. these reports from women of but not sexual in nature. he gives his opponents a lot to work with here. he's hoping win back the rust belt, especially pennsylvania won by trump in 2016. it is his original home state. he will start there today after pitching this on line video. we are told he's going to go to
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four early voting states. he is entering as a front runner in several polls. asked about this, president trump says he does not consider joe biden a threat. >> shifting gears a bit, we know president trump has signed orders to officially move personnel to the defense department. >> reporter: the security clearances have been under fire at the white house because of cliernss that were overridden. career officials that take care of these things. their decisions were overridden by the white house and in some cases by president trump. now that function will move out of the office of personnel management to the defense department. the white house personnel director now works at the defense department recently
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skipped testifying because the white house did not want him to. there has been a lot of controversy about the security clearances. now it looks like the opm will be hands off and the defense department will take care of it. president trump's promise to stone wall democratic investigations was no empty threat. the white house is refusing to allow steppen miller to testify. the committee received a letter denying his request for miller to testify on the trump administration's immigration policies. >> reporter: from the president, a subpoena stone wall. >> we are fighting all the subpoenas. these aren't like impartial people. the democrats are trying to win 2020. the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense.
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>> why not cooperate? because the president argues, his white house has already cooperated with mueller's. >> they checked my financials and taxes, i assume. it was the most thorough investigation probably in the history of our country. >> reporter: the white house is fighting to keep the president's tax returns and financial documents private. the president tweeted he would head to the supreme court if democrats tried to impeach. breaking news, after president trump walked on him, kim jung-un meets with vladmir putin. >> this meeting comes two months after the talks with the
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president ended with no agreement. we'll go to russia for the latest. >> reporter: president putin holding out the hand of friendship to kim jung-un this morning. the two leaders of rush you a and north korea meeting for the first time. president putin praising kim jung-un for trying to realign relations with the united states. kim jung-un saying he is hoping for closer ties with russia. kim jung-un particularly will be looking for russia to ease the sanctions against his country. that is exactly what washington will not want. president putin walking into these negotiations just as president trump walked out of that summit. washington will be watching and worrying at what are two traditional foes of the united states and so-called friends of
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president trump exchanging notes. back to you. >> thank you. now to an alarming new record. the measles, a disease we thought was wiped out has surged to the highest levels in 25 years and it is only april. 695 cases have been reported in 22 states and there is no indication of it slowing down. we have details. >> reporter: measles, the most contagious disease in the world spreading in hot spots around the country. new cases in california, new york and new jersey. >> one thing the anti-vaccine movement has been doing is portraying the measles as benign or nothing more than a rash. >> knowing this all too well, four years after her son got the measles as an infant, too young to be vaccinated, doctors told her to be on the look out for any signs of sspe, a deadly
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nervous system disorder. >> being scared for years your kid is going to die out of nowhere is devastating. >> reporter: sspe mostly affects those who get the disease in the first year of life. >> the way it manifests is sharp declines in behavior and cog native function, eventually seizures, loss of motor function. it is practically 100% fatal. >> it can show up a decade after the measles appear. other issues too, potential hearing loss and evidence the meeseles suppresses the immune system for up to three years. two kaeccalifornia universitiesh with someone infacted on campus. >> reporter: in new york, two pregnant women have contracted
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the measles. the secretary of health and human services is now urging people who haven't gotten vaccinated to get those shots. back to you. in washington state, the senator under fire for saying the washington nurses play cards at work. she's received a total of 1,700 decks of cards. the senator had been opposing a bill for mandatory breaks for nurses and has apologized for those remarks. >> a a 19-year teaching veteran teaches social studies for grades 6 through 12 selected from 57 award winning teachers.
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he beat three other finalists. also named virginia's top teacher in october. sta state school officers say he empowered his students. >> let's check back on more severe weather. >> it is going to continue to travel to the east through the day. i want to talk about something. sometimes when you see the storm prediction zone, we only get caught up in these areas. severe weather can happen at any time and any location. we are seeing very warm temperatures across the south. we continue to watch texas. cooler for the upper midwest. plains are still in the upper
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60s. a good chunk of the country going to see the storm and make its way to the east. repetitive systems week after week. >> a montana tourist in florida captured video of a shark devowering bait on the side of the boat. experts identify it as a female great while. the shark ripped the bag apart. the shark swam away leaving them baitless. still ahead, we remember the man better known as oil tycoon. to those dallas fans out there, we'll be right back. it's here!...
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white men convicted of the 1998 dragging death of james byrd jr., a black man, was put to death by lethal injection in texas on wednesday. crowds held signs awaiting his execution. a spokesman said he had no final statements and he was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. he's the second man to be put to death in that case. a star basketball coach hit with allegations of sexual assault, luke walton, coach just hired for the sacramento kings denies claims from a sports reporter, but now his accuser is speaking out publicly. >> kelley ten nanlt snant says only 25 years old. the former sports reporter in this newly filed lawsuit alleges luke walton, the current coach
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of the skraacramento kings and former head coach of the los angeles lakers -- >> out of nowhere he got on top of me and pinned me down on the bed and held my arms down with all of his whiekt while he kissed my head, my face, and my neck. >> arriving here, she says, to give walton her mentor and friend a book in which he wrote the foreward. tennant alleges she was groped and attacked. >> he continued to laugh at all of my pleas to get off and to stop. i thought he was going to rape me. >> in her civil suit tennant says when walton let her go, he laughed saying good to see you as she left the room. son of basketball legend bill walton offered no comment, his attorneys saying these claims are false and will be proven in court, adding we will not try
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this case in the media or pay them a dime. tennant said she didn't report it to police but did tell family. an appearance in court has not been set. veteran actor ken kercheval best known for his role in the popular tv show "dallas requests has died. his family has not confirmed his death. he played oil tycoon cliff barnes alongside rival j.r. ewing. he was also the prime suspect in the "who shot j.r." season finale. he was 83 years old. just ahead, back in vogue, we'll have madonna's new video. and when chrissy teigen's daughter loses her superhero doll, she lassos it herself to come to the rescue. video. >> when chrissy teeg an's daughter loses her wond der
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a horrific revelation for police in illinois. the search for the five-year-old missing boy. officers believe they found the boy's body. his parents have been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated battery. investigators say the boy's parents have been lying since first reporting him missing in a 911 call last week. they had been under investigation for child neglect. in idaho, a plane got stuck
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in a tree top. a firefighter had to climb up and help him into a safety harness. six people have been injured after a series of manhole explosions. injuries from flames caused by the explosion. the building was being evacuated due to high levels of cashon monday oxide. the cause was said to be due to electionry call infrastructure. how about a dream job? >> reporter: weiner mobils have been rolling across america more than eight decades. >> i'm deli fresh kelly. >> and i'm tony bologni.
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>> the year-long cook out has taken them on a journey. >> i got to ride shot bun. >> on average, how many hot dog puns do you tell a day. >> we have buns and buns of hot dog puns. >> this is more recognizable than my patrol car. >> what else would you really want to be. >> i'd like to be an oscar mayer weiner. >> when can we eat? aboard the weiner mobil in tyler texas. >> buns and buns of hot dog puns. >> throw some rims on there. that would be cool. amazing what a logo and paint
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25th. ad lib live picture of walnut creek. welcome to thursday morning. already, april 25th. taking a live look outside from the east bay this morning, walnut creek, getting it ready for your morning, good morning to you, thank you for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> i'm marcus washington. let's head straight to that temperature. >> we're still in the middle of summer right now. >> at least it's cool now. you seen those temperatures as you head out the door in 50 and low 60s. that's a clear view of walnut creek once again, our tempur

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