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>> thank you. >> bye everybody. ♪ug [ laer ] we're in wilkes-barre township and the damage is all aroundus. >> breaking news. a possible tornado strikes in the middle of the night. pennsylvania police are on the scene. america's immigration situation is heating up on fpitol hill. and also on thront lines, where families are being torn apart. will he flip? new details surrounding president trump's attorney michael cohen and his legal options. le tell a will he tell all including the details surrounding that $130,000 payment toda stormy niels? remembering one the basketball world's greatest players, coaches, and hall of famers ann donova with th announcement just 24 hours old the u.s. is already getting world cup fever. and then anything you can do i can better.
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just having boy fun. "early today" starts right now. good pmorning. i'llip mena. >> gigi stone woods. overnight a tornado struck parts ofpennsylvania. overturned vehicles and multiple building collapses with people the luzerne county area of northeastern pennsylvania was under tornado warning late last night. the storm rolledhrgh a large shopping plaza. strong winds knocked down trees and power lines, injuring multiple people in the area. several businesses sustained namage. residents have b warned to stay out of the storm's path. as the uproar continues over the tmp administration's separation of immigrant families oo the border, we are now getting our first inside one of the country's largest detention facilities for migrant children. nbc's jacob soboroff was among the first journalists to be c allowed to enta padre in texas, a so-called mega shelter for these children. cameras were not allowed inside the facility, but jacob tol
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msnbc's chris hayes that while the facility is licensed and run by trained staff the children are still essentially in prison. >> i have been insid a federal prison before. i've been inside several county jails. this place is called a shelter, but effectively these kids are incarcerated. they're not actually literally in cages or in cells, but i kid you not. one of the first things an employee of the shelter said to me is when we walked inside, can you try to smile at these kids? oucause it's weird to see people from the ide. they feel like animals locked up in cages. >> for more on the conditions in that facility and the backlash to the administration's zero tolerance policy let's go now to nbc' tracie potts in washington. good morning. >> hi there, good morning, phillip. we could see changes soon with republicans in congress agreeing to vote o immigration next week. but these advocates, they're not letting up. take a look. one of the groups that's planning another protest here
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today, families belong together. we've seen several of those protests recently about this family separation policy. meantime, more inside that facility. pictures provided by the government. there are 1,400 boys ages 10 to 17. children and teegers who are inside this facility. some of them are allowedo talk to their parents. it depends on the policy at the facility where their parents are. they go to school, they are fed. but as jacob talked abou ty really don't get a lot of outside contact. it looks like only about two hours a day. and there are interestily murals inside that facility, including one that's causing some controversy. this one of preside trump that according to some reports the children are afraid of. phillip? >> an eye-opening look at the yoalities there. tracie, thank to the other side of the world now, where secretary of state mike pompeo is busy trying
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to convince japanese and south korean officials in seoul to ck president trump in the days after his summit with kim jong un. pompeo saying major disarmament is expected in north korea within the president's first term but cautn's against unsubstantiated north korean reports, vowing toeep sanctions against pyongyang in place until kim jong un's regimm hasetely denuclearized. however, pompeo refused to answer a reporter's queion on just how the u.s. would verify those nukesg are gone, berat that reporter for the inquiry instead. we begin this morning with the man referred to as donald trump's fixer michael a cohen swirling speculation he is cooperating with the feds to save his family with one news t tlet reporting cohen's likely to flip it afters reported he's expected to drop his legal team amid building pressure as ti remains the subject of a criminal investiga into his business deings. meanwhile, the president's lawyer, rudy giuliani, said he isn'tor wed about cohen cooperating with the feds.tr mr. p's own history of
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tweets poll ics cohen wilnot flip. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> reporter: is m hael cohen ready to cooperate with federal investigators? that's the question looming over the white house. after abc news reported cohen, the president's long-time fixer and personal attoikey, is lely to strike a deal with prosecutors. so far cohenpe hapnsn't been charged and several sourcesfami matter tell nbc news -- cohen is looking to shake up his legal team according to sources close to theitsituation. omes as prosecutors are poring over documents they seized from cohen's office and residences in a dramatic april fbi raid. federal investigators in new york are focusing on bucohen's ness dealings, including that $130,000 payment to porn starrm s daniels just before the 2016 election. >> michael cohen absolutely be concerned about being charged. the fbi executed a search warrant on his residence and his
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office. they don't do that lightly, and th don't do that without cause. >> reporter: the cohen case came out of robert mueller's russia probe, who referred it to investigators in new york. that april raid sparking fy from president trump. >> it's frankly a real disgrace. it's an attack on a country in the true sense. an attack on what we call stand for. > reporter: mr. trump later tweeting, "most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble. sorry, i don't see michael doing >> tger to the president that." is that mr. cohen, if he cooperates, will be required to cooperate broadly. he'll have to tell knows to anyone who asks. >> reporter: the president's attorney, rudy giuliani, tells nbc news he's not concerned about michael cohenlipping, ding he has no information phggesting cohen is going to flip. lip? >> all right, kristen, thank you. "rocky" aor sylvester stallone could be facing an investigation. prosecutors review possible sexual asslt allegations made agait him. aye los angeles county district attorney's offices santa
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monica police have forwarded a case involving a sex crime allegation. it was made by an unidentified woman against stallone. they didn't provide exact detail against the allegations, though in decembeai police s they were investigating a sexualnt of alleged misconduct in the 1990sy e actor. it was according to reuters. police wouldn't comment on whether the age of th case would disqualify it. the statute of limitationsize ten years in california. through his lawyer stallone has categorically denied sexually assaulting anyone. a meeting that was longov due kim kardashian west traveled to memphis, tennessee to meet face to face with alice johnson, the 63-year-old great grandmother that she helped free after 21 years in prison. the reality tv snr has b a champion for johnson's cause, bringing her case right to present trump's desk, resulting in the president commuting johnson's life seence for a non-violent drug offense. in a "today" show exclusive nbc news's hoda kotb sat down with the pair for their first joint
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interview since t life-changing news. here's a preview. >> yo were about do something that's changed this woman's life. you've been in that prison for 21 1/2 and someone pages you and says you have a phone call. >> mm-hmm. yes. i thought it wasn attorney call. when my case manager was waiti on me. and it was. but i didn't know that kim was coming in. old when she -- >> what did she say? >> i believe she said you can go home. >> mm-hmm. >> you can gohome. zbluk go home? >> you can go home now. are u ready to go home?at when she said i went into iull-fledged pentecostal holy dance. started screaming and jumping. people were listening. i'm telling you, i was dancing. i was dancing. i was jumping. i was i was doing everything. >> kim, what did it sound like from your end? >> i just -- well, at first i
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thought she knew because the s news wasrting to break and we had to get her on the phone. so she was kind of quiet on the phone. and i know her personality enough to know that she would have been screaming or something. and i said, wait, you know?t and she was like, know what? and i was like, you're going home. and screams and crie and we all just cried on the phone. >> you're definitely going to want to watch the full exclusive interview coming up on "today." nbc meteorologist bill care sinz hereith a check o our forecast. what do you have, bill? >> good morning. still tracking what we hurricud down to a tropical storm. good news from cabo san lucas. t here's the greatnews. it's been so hot in the desert southwest we actually want this moisture and clouds toead that way to bring some relief. that's exactly what's going to happen. there's going to be nosoamage wher from any winds or anything, but all that clouds and eventually some rainfall will cool you off in arizona, new mexico, and areas of colorado. remember all the fires we've been talking about the last week. this is also going to help some sp those areas,ially in
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colorado. a little bit of good news. because today we're still baking in the heat. 109 in phoenix. and look how hot it's getting. denver very hot. salt lake city. imagine being on the fire lines in some of these blazes in the heat like this. that's not fun at all. you'll be happy to give those clouds a little relief. also in theoueast today you'll be dodging those afternoon storms. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. here's a closer looay at your ahead. so in the southeast this is your typica afternoon storm, something that shouldn't be too bad. of course we'll always have that lightning threat and the lightning damage. and there's that heat from dallas today to lubbock all the way through areas of new mexico. the hot spot on th map of course the desert southwest. and of course this weekend we'lt have af heat to spread, even to the east coast. we'll have details on that coming up. >> looking forwardo it. thank you, bill. in your news by the numbers, a first for san francisco. after electing its first african-american woman mayor, city supervisor london breed won by fewer than 000 votes against a candidate running to become the first openly gay man
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orderrufter mr. was treated to an early birthday treat in singapore before hisit suith north korea's kim jong un. after that historic trip the eesident has alreaned a nobel peace prize nomination. o norwegian lawmakers from the country's populist progress party have submitted nominationc rding to state broadcaster nrk. trump will now be eligible for >> i'm sure he's glad to hear that. the cost to borrow is getting even more expensive, with the federal reserve raising a keyy interest rate a quarter of a point as costs continue to go up some younger consumers and retirees looking to purchase that new place are choosing to skip buying in favor ofrenting. nbc's jo ling kent tells us why. >> so comen in. >> reporter: in atlanta newlywed dominica reid was feeling the pressure to buy a new home. >> my parents espeeally, they like you have to buy now that you're married, there's really no excuse.>> eporter: but with a key interest rate now rising 1/46 a
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point and relatively mw homes on tket, she and her husband are choosing to rent instead. >> we're trying to figure out if we want to stay in the city, really expensive.s arereally, >> reporter: it's a dilemma for home bersnationwide. mortgage applications have dropped dramatically, down more than 15% since last year, as t average mortgage rate rises to 4.8% just this. we >> there is a trend for more people choosing to rent versus r:buy. >> reporhe booming economy is also driving home prices up in big cities. >> prices are increa those markets much faster than incomes. which means down payments are going to be anhigher. that's going to lead to additional frustrations other than just finding aus >> reporter: so when could it be better to rent instead of buy? experts sayf you pla to move within five years, if you cannot vet down between 10% and 20%, and if you ha a low credit score. finding the right deal at the right time, making home sweet e home a lit sweeter. >> this is so nice.
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relationship. it's been short and very intense. >> sounds like somebody's going to the fantasy suite. ♪ that makes sense, though. kim is totally trump's type. 's foreign and half his ag >> bam. i think we need a sequel t the summit just for more jokes. >> yeah, i guess so. they are intense men. we will give them that. >> endless supply there. the nba finals, they may be over, but there is some hype this morning ove a match-up that's coming up. as senator ted cruz has called out jimmy k and he will challenged him to a game of one-on-osketball. the late-night host accepted the republican senator's challge and the talk has already begun.wn the show happens this saturday in houston. and the proceeds are goingto benewo local charities. the loser said they will donate $5,0 to the winner's charity of choice. and i have a feeling even though they are in theome state of ted cruz jimmy kimmel will have a little more fans there for his
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support. >> major ratings, and let's hope a scuffle doesn't break out. as the stigma around plastic surgery actually lifts more men, believe it or not, are opting to go under the knife. the american society of plastic surgeons is reporting that the number of plastic surgery procedures performed on men was 29%, from 2000 to 2017, with 1.3 million cosmetic procedures done on men last yearal e. some of the most popular ones include nose reshaping and hair transplants. obviously not an issue for you. not everyone is born perfect.re but tre some -- >> no shaming. >> -- that need some help. >>o shame i my game right here. i'm actually th61 years old. proof is in the pudding there. >> very impressive. >> no shame. all right. another great story for you. there's a viral video out t'the, and going to make its way into your heart this morning. we wanted youo meet5-year-old ian, who met luca the bear in nashville's zoo. and theyhe jumped at chance to see each other. look at that. it turns out that luca the bear
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ri colonel mn has missed trey's last three birthdays, but today we have a special surprise. returning just this- morning >> after missing his son's last three birthdays, colonel jay morrison surprised his family during the brewers-cubs game in milwaukee. morrison had beenin deployed july of last year in conjunction with military operations in ria. when he stepped out, the fans gave him a warm welcome, making his son's special day one h won't forget. major welling up just in time for father >> one of those moments. >> that's right. and sunday's the big day. i'm sure there going to have a lot of fun out there. >> doing whatever. doesn't matter what the weather is. they'll have a blast. but it's going to be extremely hot. today we're near a heat index of 100 in ma areas like memphis. friday paducah could feel like a 100. as heat index right around 100. then by the time we get to sxart sunday that heat continues right through the middle of the country. you're watching "early today." '.
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good morning, everybod i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. we have a lot t cover this morning. >> let's begin with a look at ur commute and the forecast. andl start with chuck bel
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sheena parveen. >> this morning we are very warm oitside, but later this afternoon you're to notice something. the humidity dropping. it's a really nice day. >> i'm so looking forward to it. i just about had to sq uh-huh gey my forward off. as you step out the door this morning, if you are a runner, wait until later. run this evening and not this morning. it is a steamer tse this morning. rain chances are incredibly low, and they'll be gone before 6:00 or so in the morning. as sheena mentioned, it is warmy still up into the 70s right now. a pleasant day coming. the real thing you're going to e no a nice northwest breeze anfalling humidity. turning way less humid as the day goes along. that is excellent news. more aboutour low humidity friday and your father's day weekend coming up in a

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