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. this morning, millions are in the path of severe wea that has already claimed three lives with driving rain and possiblees tornado president trump vows to battle what he calls partisan bites in the wakeue of the mer report. to russia where a -p highfile meeting when kim jung-un and putin is taking place at moment. the latest on the growing meeseles especially epidemic. in new york, exploding manholes. >> with cook out season around the corner, a chance to relish
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the job of a lifetime. milons of americans from texas to the gulf coast are under severe weather advisories today. sseveralrms bringing major hail and storms to the coast of xas. hail the size of golf balls in midland, texas. trash canso sent inte street where they were slam the with 60-mile-an-hour winds. flood waters in dallas/ft. worth and three people killed by floos wa this is the third week in a row they are having to deal with is. >> same location as storms roll through the area. we are getting a report that southeastern texas dealing with a tornadohat touched down.
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completelyigut of texas r now, the problem is we are dealing with nocturnal tornadoes. it is dark out. possible tornado that has touched down at louisiana tech, youan see that squall line making its way across shreveport that will continue to make its way across the mississippill va. 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 hisresidential bid with an online video. he is expected to enter the race as an automaticro f runner leading with 24% support.
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tracie potts joins usow with the lest. despite his early advantagis 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. thesemeports fro women of but not sexual in nature. he gives his opponents a lot to work withe. her 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 four early voting states. he is entering as a front runner
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in several polls. ked about this, president trump says he does not consider joe biden athreat. >> shifting gears, w president trump has signed orders to officially move personl to the defense department. >> reporter: theury clearances have been under fire at the white house because of cl rnss that were overridden. career officials that take care of theseth ings. their decisionsere overriddenhe by t white house and in some cases by president trump. now thatve function will mo out of the officef personnelma nagement to the defense department. the white house personnel director woworks at t defense department recently skipped testifying because tit whe house did not want himero. has been a lot of
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controversy about the security clearances. now it looks le the opm will be hands off and the defense department will take care of it. president trump's prose to stone wall democratic investigations was no empty threat. the white house is refusg 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 liketi imparal people. the democrats are trying to win 2020. the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense. >> why not cooperate? because the president argues,
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his white house has alreadyer coed with mueller's. >> they checked my financials and taxes, i assume. it was the most thorough investigation probably in they histor of our country. >> reporter: the white house is fighting to keep the president's tax returns and financial documents private. the presidentweeted he would head to the supreme court if democrats tried to impeach. breaking news, after president trump walked on him,- kim jung meets with vladmir putin. >> this meeti comes two months after the talks with the president ended with noem agret. we'll go to russia for the
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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 align relations with the united states. kim jung-un saying he is hoping for closer ties with russia. kim jung-un particularly wil be looking for russia to ease the sanctions against his country. that is exactly what washington will not want. president putin walking into these negotiation just as president trump walked out of that waon will be watching and worrying at what are two traditional foes of the united states and so-called friends of president trump exchanging notes. back to you. >> tnk you. now to an alarming new
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record. the measles, a disease we thought was wiped out has sged to the highest levels in 25 years and it is only april. 695 cases have been reported in 22 states and there is no o indication it slowing down. we have details. >> reporter: measles, the most contagious disease in the world spreading in hot spots around the country. new ces in california, new york and new jersey. >> one thing the anti-vaccine movement has been doing is portraying the measles as benign or nhing more than a rash. no>> kwing 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 nervous system disorder. >> being scared for years your kid is going to die out ofe
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nowhers devastating. affectster: sspe mostly 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 e measles appear. other issues too, potential hearing loss and evidence the meeseles suppresses the immune system for up to three years. two kaechcalifornia universitieh with someone infacted on .campus >> reporter: in new york, two pregnant women have contracted the mecsles. the stary of health and human services is now urging
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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 haslo apozed for those remarks. >> a a 19-year teachingeteran teaches social studi for grades 6 through 12 selected from 57 award winning teachers. he beat three other finalists. also named virginia's top
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teacher in october. sta state school officers say hewe empod 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 inhese areas. severe weather can happen at any time and any location. we are seeing vy warm temperatures across the south. we continue to wch the big weather story for today but here s a closer look at your day ahead. warm air across texas. look how things will dry out. sunshine wil build across southeastern texas. cooler for the upper midwest. plains are still in the upper 60s.
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a good chunk of the country going to see the storm and make its to the east. repetitive systems week after week. >> montana tourist in florida captured video of a shark devowering bait on the the boat. experts identify it as ae femal 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, 'll be right back. it's here!...
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put to death. a devout racist and convicted in the dragging death of james byrd r. a black man was put to death. correction spokesman said he had no final statements and was pronounced dead at 7:08 pm. a star basketball coach hit with allegations of sexual assault. luke walton denies the claims but his accuser is speaking out publicly. >> reporter: she was 25 when it happened. i can no longer stand to not tell the story of what has affected my life. alleging luke walton, the
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current coach of the sacramento kings and former head coach of the los angeles lakers sexually assaul her in 2014. >> out of nowhere, he got on top of me and pinned me down to the bed and held my arms down with all of his weight while he face, neck and >> she says the attack happened inside a santa monica hotel room to give him a copy of the book he wrote the foreword. he laughed at my pleas to get off and stop. thought he was going to rain me. >> she says when he let her go, he laughed saying good to see you as she left the room. walton offered no comment. these claims are false and this
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will be proved in court. we will not tryhi case in the media or pay them a dime. >>he she said never reported to the police but did tell family. veteran actor ken kercheval from the popular show dallas has died. he was the only actor to appear on all 14 seasons of the original version of dallas played oil tycoon. also the prime suspect in the iconic who shot jrn seaso finale. >> coming up, we'll have madonna's new music video. >> when chrissy teeg an's daughter leres h wond der woman doll. ♪
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developing overnight, comeback concerns. meass cases skyrocket creating a record number of america now fighting the esil is today the day? former vice president joe biden may make his move and jump into
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the 2020 raceor the white house. and late-night defeat. the washington capitals fall to the carolina hurricanes in double overtime. what a crushe thisrning, we're hearing from the players who fought until the very end. >> it is 4:00 a.m. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchres >> i'm eun yang. our dreams of back to back dashed. a tough game for the washington capitals, but i was one of our guys that fought hard until the very end. >> it took four hours, two overtimes, but just before midnight it was all over. the caps lost to the carolina hurricanes 4-3. >> we'll look at the game and check out reaction from the fans, but we want to begin with heck on the forecast and commute. >> melissa mollet has a look at the roads, and chuck bell has the storm


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