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. these cuts are blood money. people will die. >> this doesn't get better over time. >> the intention is not to take down the bill, the intention is to make the bill better. >> the republican health care plan was met with more protests than cheers, but did the president's request for more heart get stumped from the bill? from major tornado damage in al bachl to massive flooding in and a death in western pennsylvania and even a utah wildfire that has doubled in size. the truth about the tale of the so-called trump-comey tapes finally revealed. and it is getting pretty wimtd
"early today" starts right now. americans are waking up to a seismic shift out of washington. republicans long awaited health care bill with met with years and protests and headlines say it all. blood money screams one, cuts taxes, guts medicaid says another. and while republicans control congress, many americans are clamoring for change. our latest poll finds 43% say democrats can do a better job on health care than republicans who just got 26% of the poll. that is a 17 point difference. in fact just 16% of americans think the gop health bill is a good idea. 48% say it's bad. that as major health groups come out against the plan. president trump tweeted his support of the health care bill saying that he looks forward to making it, quote, really special. but he's not the only one speaking out on it.
massive transfer of womenth. he says if there is a chance you might get sick, get old or start a family, do you harm. there is dissent among a handful of republicans who could doom the bill. kasie hunt reports. >> reporter: wheelchair bound protesters, 43 arrested and dragged from a senate office building. >> i worked all my life, but i can't keep my daughter alive without medicaid. >> reporter: all happening just as a draft of the bill was finally made public. the draft senate bill would repeal the mandate to buy insurance, but keeps protection for people with pre-existing conditions and creates a new fund to support the individual insurance market, it keeps the expansion of medicaid through 25020, but then phases it out. it also ties medicaid funding to inflation which means a dramatic reduction over time. fewer people will qualify for ta c
insurance. but the senate provisions are more generous than the house version and it defunds planned parenthood. >> these cuts are blood money. people will die. let's be very clear. senate republicans are paying for tax cuts for the wealthy with american lives. >> reporter: the bill written in secret to try to get 50 of 52 republicans to vote yes. within an hour of its release, cause for concern. >> at this point, it looks like we're keeping obamacare, not repealing it. >> reporter: republicans want to have a vote next week. >> it doesn't get better over time. >> reporter: four conservative republicans publicly oppose the draft. >> the intention is not to take down the bill, the intention is to make it better. >> reporter: their version at odds with moderates. >> i'll do my best to push back as hard as thelt pu
>> reporter: for a president who said he wanted more heart and promised he wouldn't cut medicaid? >> this bill covers fewer, charges them more, and gives them a poorer product for that coverage. >> and the president wasted no time reacting to the four gop senators who on coucould block from a win. >> they are four friends of mine and i think that they will probably get there. we'll have to see. health care is a very difficult situation. >> a vote on the bill is expected by the end of next week. now to that severe weather that left a path of destruction as what was trochpical storm ciy now depression terrified stranded vacationers. >> very scary to be laying in bed and the house just shaking all around you. >> the storm spun off a tornado which hit fairfield, alabama with 120-mile-per-hour winds tryitr destroying buildings and sp
nearly impaled a woman. fortunately there were no serious injuries from the storm. a liquor store there was demolished, but you oddly enough, two shelves were amazingly left standing right there relative ofly undamaged. in pennsylvania, the storm unleashed massive flooding and led to one man's death after he was sucked into a drain pipe. the floodwaters even knocked train cars off their tracks. the aclu is calling for an investigation after releasing a dash cam video of a 22-year-old plan being arrested wouldby mina police. they call it a textbook case of excessive force and a warning here, the video is disturbing. and the text was overlaid by the aclu. >> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. get the [ bleep ] out of the car. >> the
happened after an off duty officer called another officer to say the suspect was driving aggressively, that the driver accelerated at the officer's car. the driver was counts of assault with a dangerous weapon. law enforcement say the video viewed in a vaking i'm shows only a short vegment of the incident that is the basis of the criminal charges. they added that it would be inappropriate to comment further on a pending case. in ohio, an emotional good-bye for otto warmbier, mourners turning out to pay respect to the american student who died just days after being released by north korea. now a community is rallying around his family. katie beck has more. >> reporter: finally home, and laid to rest. a last good-bye to otto warmbier, his hometown of wyoming, ohio feeling the loss like small towns do. >> didn't
your home to feel like you've lost a piece of your family. >> reporter: where that wraping every post and tree with the high school colors, the school where he gave this graduation speech four years ago. >> i wish that there was a way to to know that you were in the good old days before you actually left them. >> reporter: today the site of his funeral. his brother and sister speaking, his tan jacket on display. >> i beg for forgive fls. >> reporter: the warmbier on trial in north korea, imprisoned for 17 months for allegedly stealing a poster and sent home in a coma. warm i his cause of death still a mystery. >> north koreans need to be held for account for that. >> reporter: remembering his spirit and that smile just before his arrest. >> he was going to set the world on fire, which is why the slos so profound. >> reporter: a loss shared deep within a
>> each ribbon is like arms wrapping around the warmbiers. >> reporter: a loss hitting close home. katie beck, nbc news, wyoming, ohio. bill cosby it seems is ready to hit the road. less than one week after the sexual assault trial resulted in a hung jury, his team announced that he's announcing a town hall style speaking tour, to educate young people will miss behavior and sexual assault. 130s pers cosby has repeatedly denied any and all sexual allegations levied against him. it was a is sticky situation georgia. she veered into fresh wet concrete to avoid and on coming truck. and it ended up getting stuck in the quickly drying cement, so now she's blaming the county for neglig
that you have wet concrete. there is protocol that they have to follow to see to it that incidents like this don't occur. >> construction workers had to use a jackhammer to remove her car. more heat warnings out west and over 70,000 arks bucres bur utah as they battle the blaze from the ground and air after doubling in size in just the past 24 hours. and now a busy bill karins. >> and it's all about tracking cindy and the big heat wave. hooef here heavy rain between shreveport and louisiana, about 24 million people at risk of flash flooding. and this little section here near atlanta was just added, so we're probably about 26 million to 27 million people at risk and that is portions of 13 different states. heaviest rains in the blue, this is early saturday morning just north of d.c. to new york are and this is during the day today from tennessee to areas of kentucky. and i mentioned the he
desert southwest. that is a look at the big weather story of the day. now a closer look at your day ahead. the showers and thunderstorms will continue this morning, heaviest threat will be right along the mississippi river and then eventually this afternoon in too continue sto tennessee, . with the humid air mass, showers and storms into the ohio valley. a clever way of protesting the dress code. the boys wore skirts. they wanted to wear shorts, but the head teacher would not allow it. with temperatures in the 80s, the boys complained it was too hot for parents. one girl said it's good the buys wore skirts. and they are starting to make suits for men with shorts. >> the thing about it is, with them they are in england, so they have their neighbors doing the whole kilt thing. >> so more socially accepted
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>> i don't know that it was a game. >> reporter: no games and no regrets his spokesperson says about the original tweet which set off a 41 day stretch unlike any other in a modern presidency. the tweet may 12th led james comey to give his memos he says to a friend that following monday to share publicly hoping that would trigger a special counsel. it did. may 17th. and now according to a former intelligence official, an investigation into whether the president tried to obstruct justice in his conversations with comey. tapes could have helped prove it. or not. >> lordy i hope there are tapes. >> reporter: the president and his team letting the question dangle for days. >> you will be very disappointed when you hear the answer. >> the president has nothing further on that. >> when he's ready to make that announcement, we'll let you know. >> in the end/he said battle, director comey has memos to back up the conversations.end/he sai
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. that breaking news. a crash on the anacostia river bridge that has area shut down. i'm eun yang. i'm adam tuss in for aaron this morning. let's look at how this could impact us this morning. >> breaking news in first 4 traffic. this is going to be a big problem for anybody heading into the district. new york avenue on the anacostia river bridge. we had a crash and car fire. all lanes blocked there. that whole area is shut down. as far as your alternates or what you have to do, westbound 50. kenilworth southbound bw. you have to continue and be pushed off at
a massive response p erika gonzalez at the live desk for us with more. >> we are off to a bad start on this friday morning. you've got accident reconstruction crews on the scene. this is now a deadly accident that can now tell you that at least one person has been pronounced dead on the scene. two others have been transported to area hospitals. this is a nasty crash. definitely something that looks like it will impact the morning. stay with us as we monitor the situation. justin finch is on his way there. back over to you guys. >> erika, thank you. we have breaking news out of north korea following the death of a uva student, otto warmbier. what the country is saying about torture claims. >> another person vies for maryland governor. who just announced his candidacy? >> the philadelphia 76ers select markelle fultz. making prince george's
after being drafted as the number one nba pick. oh, yeah. full plate this morning. but before that, we want to look at your forecast. >> we want to check in with sheena parveen and amelia draper. >> showers moving into the area to impact the commute. but the good news, not going to stick around all day. >> let's look at the radar. this is the rain in part due to what's left over of tropical storm cindy. it's now a tropical depression but it's pulling the moisture. we'll be moving into the beltway shortly. light rain near fairfax. if you're around marshall, warren ton, farther to the west, that's where we have more steady, moderate to heavy rainfall. we'll be watching that throughout morning commute. then we'll have another round later on tonight and into tomorrow. coming up amelia and i are back with a closer look ath
>> sheena, thank you. it's 4:28. breaking news just into the newsroom. >> it's about north korea and the uva student who just came back from there. erika gonzalez has more. >> north korea denying this tortured the student who was released from north korea. an article was out for the first time since the north has weighed in on otto warmbier. it describes the release as a humanitarian issue. but denies any wrongdoing. warmbier arrived in the united states in a coma. doctors have said there were no traces of botulism in his system. warmbier died just a few days after arriving back here in the states. he was laid to rest on thursday with thousands in attendance. his family has decided against an autopsy. back to you guys. all right, erika, thank you. you may want to plan ahead. starting on nd
making major changes to its operating hours. monday through thursday trains will run between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. on friday and saturday, metro will close at 1:00 a.m. cuts on sunday are more significant. they're adding options after the rail system closes. you may want to save your change because also starting on sunday metro fares are going up. this includes weekend and federal holidays. they p. 25 cents per trip. regular and express bus fares take the biggest hits. the fares go up by 25 cents. we have a complete list of new fares and hours in the nbc washington app. just search metro. a lot to keep track of. speaking of metro, for the first time in three years, you can keep your cool at the dupont stations. the new cooling tower up and