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right now just because i'm so thankful and grateful for everything she's done for me and if somebody called from a country, norway, we have information on your opponent oh, i think i'd want to hear it. major revelations as president trump says his fbi director is wrong about a foreign source offering political dirt, but that's just thnne begig. >>s one of the president's closest long-time advisors hope hicks agrees to testify before congress is the white house worried about what she could reveal? >> smed into support, congress votes unanimously to replenish the 9/11 victims fund. >> the plot thickens "big papi" remains in icu as the police round up suspects from the murder for hire scheme
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>> andle massivege admissions cheating scandal, this person took over $600,000 in bribes. >> the st. louis blues are the stanley cup champions! >> from worst to first the blues take game 7 in boston along with their very first stanley cup championship "early today" starts right now good thursday morning. i'm phillip mena >> and i'm frances rivera. i thk i'd take it. those five words now hang over the 2020 election duri an interview with abc news, president trump said he would accept dirt on a political rival from a foreign power the stunning admission was in response to whether donald trump, jr., should have contacted the fbi after a russian lawyer prod him dirt on hillary clinton in 2016 nbc's tracie potts joins us from d.c. with the latest tracie, the president referring to this as upper research. >> reporter: right, opposition research, which is what the big issue was in the russia investigation.
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noas his son testifies on capitol hill about his own meeting with the rsian lawyer, president trump answering questions about whether he information from a foreign government here's what he told abc. >> okay, let's put yourself in a position you're a congresan somebody comes up and says, hey, i have information on your opponent do y call the fbi? >> the fbi director says that's what should happen >> the fbi director is wrong >> your campaign this time around, if foreigners, issf ru, if china, someone offers you information on the opponent, should you call the fbi? >> i think you do both if somebody called, a fellow country -- norway -- we have information on your opponent oh, i think i'd want to hear it. >> you'd want that kind of interference in our ee lerkss? >> it's not information. it's information i think i'd take it. >> reporter: so democrats capitol hill are crying foul
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saying t president.rican of the meantime his former communications director, hope hicks, is headed to the hot seat here on capitol hill she is going to be testifying before the judiciary committee she's testified here on capitol hill befor and acknowledged she's told whiter lies e president. hope hicks in the hot seat next week back to you.ay >> all right, tracie potts for us tracie, thanks >> we have breaking news overnight out of memphis authorities there investigating a fatal shooting involving the u.s. marshals service. soon after the incident tensions rose between police officers an a largowd of residents the memphis p.d. says people were throwing brksks and according to the mayor, at least 24 officers and two journalists were injured our local affiliate reports that de-escalatedn has sinc >> a new bombshell in the alleged murder plot in one of the most beloved figures in baseball, domisacan authorities the bounty to kill david ortiz was just less than $8,000. and that the second suspect was
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cruz, confessed to shooting ortiz. morgan chess knee is in the d.r. with the latest. >> reporter: shocking details about the coordinated attack on david ortiz. police showing off the gun used dumbng the aush captured on camera at a popular restaurant and describing their targeted attack that included a 400,000 peso price tag on ortiz's head, just under $8,000. the attorney general identifying this man, cruz, as the one who fired the gun at point blank range into ortiz's back. he and five others are in poce custody potentially facing charges of attempted murder. the first suspect was taken into custody at the scene still visibly swollen and bruised after bystander stopped him from escaping. police say information they got from him incluinng frprints and details abounit that eve helped lead to the other arrests. authorities also played surveillance video showing two hicles near the scene suggesting to them this wasn't random as the investigation deepens in
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santo domingo, in boston the former red sox star is starting to show signs of recovery. his wife tiffany saying, david was able to sit up as well as take som be steps, he will remain in the icu for the coming days back here in the d.r., authorities are still searching for one other suspect. they wouldn't share any details about a potential motive and refuse to answer when haked who could given that order to kill ortiz morgan chesky, nbc news, santo domingo. >> a's federal judge has handed out the first sentence in that massive college admissions scandal. a former stanford coach sailing out of a boston courtroom under supervised release his story is being closely watched by dozs of other defendants nbc's miguel almaguer has all the details. >> reporter: john vandemoer walked out of federal court faci no prison time. the former coach of the university sailing team sentenced to a day behind bars,
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probation and a $10,000 fine >> i've taken responsibility for my actions and i've accepted consequence for my actions >> reporter: he pled guilty to federal racketeering charges admitting he took $610,000 in bribes to get privileged students admitted at stanford through a side door. prosecutors asked for 13 months but his attorney argued for leniency saying he used the money to pay for sailing uniforms, equipment and staff koftsz >> my acti ws wereng i see that now but my intentions were to help the team i will carry this with me for the rest of my life. >> reporr: the first defendant to be sentenced, prosecutors asked for prison time to send a message. it is also, they say, the only way to begin restoring confidence in a colleg admissions system that most people agrees needlessly unfair >> any message for your formeret athl >> reporter: the decision closely watched by 22 defendants who have agreed to or plan to
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plead guilty, including actress felicity huffman who also faces prison time. others like hollywood star lori loughlin and her husband deny charges. they wt for their day in court. miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> a day after being shamed by jon stewart, a house panel voted unanimously to replenish the 9/11 victims fund. he got emotional when he was gifted pnifer'cks ja nbc's blayne alexander has more on the bill. >> reporter: one step closer >> the ayes have it and the bill is rohr reported favorably to the house. >> reporter: the bill that would ex tnd fundingo those suffering from 9/11 related illnesses is now on its way to the house floor for a full vote. >> more people are getting sick than was anticipated more cancers are coming out.
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shortnd has run >> reporter: for first responders, the move is long overdue. >> it's not just a new york issue. this is a national issue, and the first responders were there to defend democracy, freedom, and liberty. >> reporter: theote comes after an emotional day of testimony. >> this hearing should be flipped. these men and womeshould bup on that stage and congress should be down here answering their questions. as to why this is so dam hard and takes so dam long. and why no matter at they get, something is always pulled back. >> reporter: if congress does not act, there will be no money for new claims aer december of 2020 this bill would provide funding for additional 70 years >> we live 9/11 every day. >> reporter: sonya agron worked days and weeks after the attack. she is now dealing with a host of 9/11 related illnesses.
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her husband joe, a retired n.y.p.d. officer, got to ground zero right after the second tower fell her stayed there nths and is now fighting bladder cancer >> if this ultimately passes, what would this mean for you and so many people that you know >> we justant to take care of our families we want our dignity back >> reporter: and if this bill passes the house, it then moves on to the senate, but there's no time line yet for when those votes would take place frances? all right, thank you, blayne. >> this morning st. louis has never been happier to sing the blues. >> the st. louis blues are the stanley cup champions! >> for the first time in franchise history, defeating the boston bruins 4-1 in game 7,s he bluemmanded the lead early one they wer 2-0 at the end of the first thanks to some surprising offensive work by defender alex.
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brayden schenn scored a third in the third. that would seal the deal the bruins were outscored, but they took plenty of shots. 33 of them to be exact blues rookie goalie joan binnington had the game of his life, making 32 saves and catapultinhig mself into super staer dom. this is a real david and goliath story. back in nuary, the blues had 250 to 1 vegas odds of beating the six-time champion bruins 400 bucks on st. louis to win it all. today he'll be cashing in that ticket for $100,000. i'm sure he's out celebrating with the rest of st. louis as we speak. >> let's turn to meteorologist michellema gross brl weather? >> total umbrella weather. we are looking for rain strehing from the great lakes to the northeast you see green, and yellow, too that's where you're seeing the heaven ire downpours i-95, new york, boston, philadelphia that threat will stay with us
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throughout the day we could even see thunderstorms later onhis afternoon. when we zoom in a little bit in washington, harrisburg, even over to philadelphia that's a look at the big weather story of the day now here's a closer look at your day ahead. all right. look at those temperatures low humidity, too, in the upper midwest, the northern plains t below normals time of year so really beautiful weather there. not so beautiful in the northeast. atwe're looking wet weather, we're also looking at cool conditions boston right around 59 yeah, so you said we need the umbrellas today, but a really nice end to the week and nice start to the weekend in the northeast tomorrow >> that's a deposit for thnice weather we're goi weather we're going to get thank you. they unveiled a stamp in honor of george w. bush's 95th bihday it will be for sale on line for 55 cents ti emoal pop-up installations called #no kids in cages show one of the kids iapn cages wrped in blankets and real aio of kids crying.
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today. where you can still light up and what it means for people who vape. [ cheers ] we did it! we did it! >> and we're sad to say good-bye to the cup, but it's nice to see another team rn its fi title. how st. louis fans are celebratingis morning. it is 4:00 a.m. now. good morning, everyone, i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. it's a rainy thursday morning. wasoming down when we were coming in. let's begin with the forecast and commute. melissa mollet is standing by with first 4 traffic. >> we'll start with amelia draper in for chuck bell looking at the radar. >> hey, you'll want to grab the umbrellas stepping out the door. i'm tracking widespread rain across the area and pockets of moderate rain in southern maryland, into fauquier county, even around the top of the belsay. you can here the brighter colors o


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