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today the white house will take a wrecking ball to president obama's initiative to curb climate change with signing of an executive order. >> and new information raising eyebrows about the powerful head of the house intelligence committee and secret meeting held on white house grounds. >> hero cop with no time to spare, runs toward a burning car to rescue the injured driver. >> today the government decides on the future of your internet privacy, whether you like it or not. "early today" starts right now. glad to see everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian. >> i'm frances rivera. great being with you. >> this morning president trump is experiencing a new low with only 36% of americans approving of his job as
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countries including russia and china turned off their power for an hour to highlight the need for climate action mr. trump is planning to sign a sweeping executive order that would roll back president obama's climate change legacy as a way to restore america's energy independence, vowing to bring back jobs. >> we're joined by tracie potts. good morning. and bring us up to date. >> reporter: sure. the details just came out overnight, we'll get more later today. the significance here is that this could completely roll back the obama energy policy. what president trump is prepared to sign today would do a couple things. senior administration officials say it looks forward and backward. forward in terms of protecting the environment, although we don't have specifics on that. backward, they want to review president obama's policy that reduced carbon emissions at power plants. the supreme courtut
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take a close look at that. keep in mind president trump on the campaign trail has called climate change a hoax though an administration official recently said that he believes in climate change. so we'll see what happens with that later. the other big part of this is fulfilling a campaign promise, providing more jobs for coal miners, the executive order that he is planning on signing would ease restrictions on -- get rid of a moratorium on using coal that could provide those jobs. a lot more details when the president signs that order. >> curious to hear a lot more when that happens. tracie potts for us. thank you. this morning the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee devin nunes is under fire. top democratic lawmakers are calling on nunes to step down from his post and recuse himself from his investigation in russia's interference in the presidential election. >> i think it
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while for the chairman to recuse himself from any investigation involving either the trump campaign or the trump transition. >> chairman nunes seems to be more of a partisan for the president than impartial actor. his actions look like those of someone who is interested in protecting the president and his party, without further adieu, speaker ryan should replace chairman nunes. >> the calls come after nunes himself acknowledged he made a secret visit to the white house grounds to view material that he would later claim proved mr. trump wases in dennally surveilled during the transition period. however, they are material nunes has yet to share with any of his committee colleagues. but did share with the president himself last week. and it's that development casting doubt on a congressional investigation that the chairman's committee is tasked with leading. as democrats allege it may have been the white house that gave nunes the very information mr.
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and here is white house press secretary sean spicer answering that very question. >> can you say factually you know, absolutely flatly, that it is not possible that chairman nunes came to brief the president on something he obtained from the white house. >> i can't say 100% i know anything what he briefed him on. >> so it's possible. as far as you know -- >> anything -- i mean, anything's possible. >> however, nunes maintains there was simply no other way to view the documents he was given without white house visit. >> all the reports i saw had nothing to do with russia which is why i thought it was completely appropriate for me to, the next day, to go and talk to the president about this. there is no way for the folks that i had been working with to actually to bring this forward to light there was no way i could view that because they couldn't get it to the house
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>> while house speaker paulhe a ambush-style attack. here you can see their fellow pickup truck and rushing them into the hospital. you can see their faces were blurred because they were working under cover conducting a gang investigation. officials say they are in stable condition and in good did spirits now. police are searching for the two men who ambushed them. it is unclear if the
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knew they were police officers. and turning overseas, nbc news learned that the u.s. is deploying 275 more soldiers to northern iraq. to bolster u.s. support for iraqi forces pushing to retake mosul but now the secretary of defense is responding to claims u.s. strikes in mosul led to one of the biggest civilian casualty events since the fall of saddam hussein. hans nickels has the details. >> reporter: with the battle to retake mosul ramping up, pentagon officials on defense, assessing whether u.s. air strikes may have killed more than 100 civilians. jim mattis responding for the first time. >> we go out of our way to always do everything humanly possible to reduce the loss of life or injury among innocent pe.
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adversaries. rorter: the pentagon reviewing roughly 700 video feeds of air strikes hitting mosul the past 10 days. the investigation one of more than 30 separate inquiries into allegations of multiple civilian casualties. human rights groups reporting a clear increase in civilian deaths under the trump administration. >> we recorded over 1,000 allegations that are tied to coalition activities in some cases in fact in a lot of cases you can't tell who was responsible. >> reporter: defense officials insisting rules of engagement have not been changed under president trump. but mosul, ordinary iraqis are demanding answers while searching for their loved ones. as the pentagon rushes to complete its investigation into the civilian casualties officials say there are no plans to change the way they carry out air strikes against the islamic state. >>
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a robber who stole $2,000 only to lose the cash to bystanders. security footage captured the owner chasing down the robber with a gun. you can see the cash littering the streets before the owner shot the thief twice. onlookers swarmed in nabbing as much as they could. police are urging those people to turn the money in or face consequences. they say the laundromat owner was licensed to carry and will not face charges. more severe weather in henderson, tennessee. part of a major system that is bringing high winds and possible tornados to texas and oklahoma. let's say good morning to bill karins who is tracking some of these major storms. good morning to you, bill. what are we looking at? >> unfortunately the tornado threat increases, the last two days a lot of hail, wind, storm through the four corner region, this will move into areas of texas and oklahoma later on today. this afternoon, this evening, pretty classic severe weather setup. 15 million
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city, wichita, in the enhanced risk where we have the greatest chance of tornados. then we'll watch strong winds heading to dallas and ft. worth later on and into wednesday 19 million more so two-day severe weather outbreak is expected across the southern plains. now here is a closer look at your day ahead. today obviously the storms will be forming around san angelo and amarillo and then moving toward oklahoma city wichita falls and dallas/ft. worth later. we could see isolated strong storm in the mid-atlantic this afternoon. stormy two days looks like and dangerous any time we have tornadoes. >> for sure. thanks. the south carolina gamecocks beat florida state and winning their 111th consecutive game, the huskies are headed for their tenth straight year in the final four. the head coach moves past pat summitt for the most t
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trips at over $3 million per visit. the state of michigan has reached settlement agreement with the city of flint promising to pay $100 million to replace lead contaminated pipes. michigan will pay $87 million to dig up lead or galvanized lines leading to 18,000 homes by january 2020 and set aside $10 million for unexpected expenses. the settlement stems from a water crisis that exposed 100,000 to lead poisoning. the agreement goes before a district judge this afternoon. >> police in maryland arrested a teen student they say was plotting to bomb and shoot people at her high school. police say the 18-year-old had a stockpile of bomb-making materials and a shot gun part of a plan to attack the school next week. and that her father found the plans in the teen's diary and contacted the school. the frederick county sheriff says this was not an
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threat. >> we felt this was going to be carried out. no doubt in our minds that we averted a disaster there. >> police say the student was involuntarily taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. she faces charges upon release. >> a deputy is hailed as a hero after he pulled an injured man away from a burning car. it was captured on this amazing body cam footage. the deputy sprints toward the crash and as you see there and slides down into the ditch. >> can you walk? you can't walk. we got to get you away -- get on your back. get on your back. i know it's going to hurt. >> that's incredible to see. right. >> the deputy dragged the man to safety. he was flown to a hospital in tulsa where he was in critical but stable condition. >> good to hear he can recover. still ahead you might want to delete your browsing history. we'll tell you why that's so important. plus, it looks like this fearless girl is
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now celebrities, movie stars getting behind the wheel. >> i love that show. in berlin the hunt for the thief able to break into a museum and get away with a pure gold des moines worth estimated $4 million and weighing in at about 200 pounds. many there scratching heads wondering how he could have got at any coin out. >> that's pretty huge over 200 pounds. today on capitol hill privacy is front and center. the house is set to vote on repealing rules that protected every swipe and key stroke on the internet. what's at stake? millions in revenues for internet service providers who could reveal your browsing habits tom costello explains. >> reporter: they are the digital footprints all of us leave that big server providers would love to cash in on. from online medical
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affiliations, private e-mails, online dating, shopping, even your phone apps and what you watch on tv. >> it's "saturday night live." >> reporter: in october the fcc issue add new rule to prevent internet providers from selling that information to advertisers without customer consent. but senate republicans have now voted to kill that fcc rule. >> the risk for your family is that your surfing habits, your kids, can be tracked and sold to whoever without your knowledge or your consent. >> reporter: democrats call it a privacy protection rollback. >> it would allow broadband providers to become unchecked, personal peeping toms. >> reporter: but google and faceback already use personal information for targets advertising and republicans argue they shouldn't be treated differently. >> most of the data gathered is actually gathered by so called edge providers like google or facebook, and
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woman bound and stabbed inside a d.c. apartment. >> it's something people in our area have been doing for decades. uber wants in on it. a new service they're testing out. "news 4 today" starts now. it is 4:26. good morning, everybody, i'm aaron gill crest. >> i'm angie goff. a lot of people waking up to wet pavement. >> melissa will have a look at weather having an impact on the mo
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first, we'll turn to chuck and se sheena. >> no heater required this morning. >> no, it's warm out. the birds are already chirping but we do have some rain on the radar. >> yes, indeed. storm team 4 radar has a large area. on the swirl out ahead of that, look at the cluster out here. that is likely to affect your mid to late morning plans. so have your umbrella ready to go. already some thunder and lightning near frederick, maryland. kind of a wet and stormy start to the day for our friends in northern maryland. more rain chances coming in later this afternoon. grab the umbrella. you will not need an insulated jacket. it will be warm. >> you'll need a raincoat around lunchtime today. that's when we have more rain likely in the forecast followed by thunderstorms later on
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district so it is warm this morning. 59 leesburg, 59 quantico, 66 in fredericksburg. you do not need a jacket this morning. pack a rain. pack an umbrella for later today. here's your planner. 7:00 a.m., 60 degrees. noon, 67. low 70s. tomorrow very different. we'll talk about that coming up. let's get a check on the roadways. >> good morning, sheena. inner loop, we had an accident working the lane. that is cleared out. no other issues on the beltway. outer loop after four that one has cleared out of the way as well. that is good. that was a work zone there. taking a look top of the beltway, inner loop and outer loop okay. all of those routes rolling along fine.
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falls road looks a heck of a lot different than it did yesterday. clear this morning. aaron? >> melissa, thank you. we have some breaking news now at the live desk. police officer fired a gun. molette green, what do you have? >> yeah, all of this happened late last night montgomery village. here's what we know so far. all of this happening in the 10,000 block of steadwood road near montgomery avenue. here's where cameras shot this. police confirming that an officer fired on a suspect just after 11:00 and that person died on the way to the hospital. police telling us they have found a weapon near the scene. our justin finch is headed there right now. his live report coming up at 5:00. back to you. >> thank you, molette. 429 right now. president trump getting ready to take a major swipe at former president obama's legacy on climate change. he's expected to
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executive order on reducing carbon emission and ripping a moratorium on coal. the goal is to have energy i independence and create jobs. yesterday jeff sessions was asked about the rape investigation. it was an undocumented immigrant who is accused. >> i would plead with the people of maryland to understand that this makes the state of maryland more at risk for violence and crime that is not good policy. >> despite what sessions says, high yachtsville will vote on whether to become a sanctuary city. 53% are opposed. 46 are for it. the father of henry sanchez millian i

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