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life. t that was last year's [ bleep ]. what are we doing th a wall is an immorality. it's not who we e as a nation. >> freshly sworn in house speaker nancy pelosi drawing the line in the sand against the president's promise of a wall between the u.s. and mexico. but will today's early meeting break the shutdown impasse? >> stocks rocked. apple drags down the markets as the chine economy slows. but is it a case of apple ng outprihe consumer? >> parents listen up. a landmark study onou testing kids' dna found a surprising number who seemed health i but had hidden heah risks in their genes. >> the women's basketball team does something ty haven't in 26 games.
>> this little boy who defied all odds to survive falling into a pool. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm marlie hall. >> so great being with you on th friday. i'm frances rivera. the shutdown showdown enters week two. today president trump will meet with top congressional leaders at the white house as they try to hammer out a deal to reopen the government but as of now, neither side is budging and with democrats retaking control of the house, there is no telling how long the partial shutdow could last. nbc's tracie potts joins u with the latest from d.c. they passed a pair of bills to reopen the government lt ght, but that went nowhere. >> reporter: it went nowhere because republicans on the other side are calling it a political. st they won't even consider it, even though they interestinglye paomething on a temporary basis last fall. but now they say without any money for the twall, president won't sign it. so they will not consider it. so, everyone heads bac tthe white house today to try to negotiate a way out of this shutdown, but then questhis
morning, where does that negotiation begin? because t new house speaker, nancy pelosi, says president trump will get not one dime for this wall. >> is there any situation which you would accept even a dollar ofunallng for this president in order to reopen the governnt? >> a dollar? [ laughter ] a dollar? $1, yeah, $1. >> how high will you go -- >> you said a dollar. that's not your question. you said a dollar. i'll answer your question. the fact is a wall is an immorality. it's not who we are as a nation. >> reporter: so, again, is not clear where the negotiation begins with both sides here digging in. now, those bills that yo mentioned, frances, that passed here last night by the new democratically controlled house, the plan was to reopen eight branches of government that have nothing to do with the wall that are shutdown right now.
and that 9t security, which is where the wall funding would come from, to give them 30 days to try to work something out, but the white house says they don't want to kick this can down the road any more. it's now or never, with 800,000 federal workers' paybaex in the nce waiting to figure out what's going to happen as we enter day or week three of the shutdown. frances? >> all right, tracie potts for us. tracie, thank you. >> more ratifications of the shutdown showdown are being felt across the country. during thisudget standoff, lawmakers faile t reauthorize the a violencgainst women act. adds thera shutdown on, nonprofits that serve women impacted by violence could see their funding dry up. this stalemate is also holding up breweries in the u.s.. the alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau says, due to the lapse infu ing, they will not be reviewing applications for labels and licenses for new beers, wines, or spirits until over.hutdown is this means beer lovers may have
to wait for the release ofis summer b this year. >> new developments in houston overnight, authorities have released a sketch of a suspected gunman wanted for killing a 7-year-old girl. along with new surveillance video, and they're not ring out the possibility this was at ha crime. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more from houston. >> he's going to tn himse in. er reporter: jazmine barnes's family believes death is racially motivated. >> this is something i believe was a h hate crime. enough time it to know it was a woman with kid in the car. >> reporter: jazmine and her mother were on a coffee run sunday morning when investigators say a man opened fire killing the 7-year-old. what will you miss most about your sis der? >> her smile. >> reporter: 1-old was in the front passenger seat. >> he was white and he had blue eyes. ffad a hoodie on >> reporter: she's deputies eleased this sketch of the suspect. it started off on the passeng
side then switched lanes behind them and pulled up to the drivers sidan >>ou remember how many gunshots they were? >> no, but i know he finished his clip. he emptied out his gun. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether this deadly encounter is connected to an unsolved shooting in the same arean 2017 where a white suspect fired into a vehicle carrying african americans. shaquille o'neal has offered to help pay for jazmine's funeral. >> i hate to hear what happened. >> reporter: houston texans wide receiver deandre hopkins said he'll donate his paycheck from this saturday's police officer game in her honor. >> thanks to gabe gutierrez for that report. >> a rotten day for apple weighing heavily on u.s. markets. the dow tumbled 660 points after the tech titan reported slowing sales in china, and blamed president trump's trade war. the tech heavy nasdaq shed 202 points over 3% of its value. the plunge has many investors now asking, is the high price of iphones part of the problem? nbc's tom costello has mor
>> reporter: on the streets of chin apple's iphones are a hard sell. for the first time in 15 years, apple is cutting revenue expectations. c.e.o. tim cook telling cnbc the trade war is a major factor. >> as we look at what's going on in china, it's clear that the economy began tlo there for the second half. and what i believe to be the case i the trade tensions between the united states and china put additional pressure on thei onomy. >> reporter: apple stock sank fast. >> apple shares are on pace fth one o worst days in history. >> reporter: down 10%, and pulling the entire market down on concern the trade war is slowing the chinese and global economies. president trump tweeting, we're doing well in various trade negotiations currently going on. at some point, this had to be done. meanwhcoe, his emic advisor says u.s. companies doing business in china are paying a price for the trade war. pillarrd, boeing, cat and starbucks stocks all sliding. >> you look at u.s. at
multnals, it's natural their profits, to the extent they're generated in china, would be going down. >> reporter: still, many customers in china and at home say they simply can't afford an iphone priced at a thousand dollars or more. choosi cheaper asian brands instead. the question has ale outpriced its customers, or is the trade war really starting to bite? tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> in san diego this morning, a navy seal is facing charges of premeditated murder. ief edward gallagher is accused of fatally stabbing an injured undrmed teenage isis prisoner in iraq. gallagher is also accused of f posing disturbing photos along with shooting other unarmed iraqili cis. gallagher, a decorated 19-year veteran begins his court martial today. nbc's hans nichols has more.ep >> rorter: this decorated navy al faces premeditated murder charges. osecutors say edward gallagher killed an unarmed isis teenager
with a knife. it happened in the battle against isis in mosul. he is ause of posing with the dead fighter who is a teenager, and shootingnd retaliating against his platoon reporting him. witnesses have provided conflicting statements. >> i believe if we are allowed to present our case at the end the day, eddy will be acquitted of the charges. >> reporter: his wife claims disgruntled members of gallagher's own platoon made false accusations with dire consequence. >> m husband is facing life without parole. my hband has been in the brig at miramar for 15 weeks now. >> reporter: hans nichols, nbc news, washington. >> a violent outburst at a mcdonald's in st. peter's, florida, over straws has gone viral. eyewitness video showsme custor daniel taylor attacking donald's employee yasmin james earlier this week. the altercation began when
taylor started yelling because there were no straws. >> the young lady behind theco ter told him that it's the law now. we're not allowed to have strs in the lobby, but you can request one. >> the video now has over 3 1/2 million views. taylor was arrested later that day and chaed with battery. mcdonald's released a statement thursday saying, they stand wit ployees everywhere. >> a winter storm blowing across the southern plains is taking a deadly turn killing at least four people. authorities say snow and ice accumulation has caused hundred of accidents in texas and oklahoma. buildings and schools have been shutdown, just really a mess there. yoge know how dus it can be, especially when they're not prepared. >> right. they don't haves many salt trucks and plows and everything else. yeah, so today will be the big melt i areas of texas and oklahoma that did see thatat sn. torm is moving east. now it's a rain event. the flooding hasn't been that bad, knock on wood. 8 million people affected, still under flash flood watches.
hopefully that will drop during the day today. let's breown the mesh. the heavy rain sweeps through georgia, south carona, north carolina. by 5:00 p.m. atlanta you are done. the worst for you is early etoday. charlohe worst is the middle of the day. raleigh right around the evening rush hour. 'll take this mess up through southern new england as we go through saturday morning. we're waking up at 8:00 a.m. with rain from d.c. to philly to new york. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. you can see the temperatures are plenty warm enough. that's why we're talking about this only being a rain event. oklahoma city had that rain yesterday. it will be a slow melt there. you notice howilthe temperatures are, 50s all the way to buffalo. it doesn't look like it's going to be a warm weekend ahead. details ahead. >> we'll take it. thanks, bill theinning streak for the uconn women's basketball steam has come to an end. number 8 baylor handed the top-ranked huskies their first regular season loss after 126 consecutive winsk dating bac
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