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a deadly helicopter crash in new york's east river. all five passengers aboard have died. only the pilot managed to escape. a head of a planned student walkout on wednesday, one group of high schoolers are taught what to do in the event of an active shouldn'ter comes in their classroom. a legalight to keep a stormy daniels entire from ever airing on tv. and meet a former navy s.e.a.l. that will make you very proud to be an american. early "today" starts right now. >> i'm gigi stone woods. in for phillip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. we have breaking news from nepal at this hour. a passenger jet reportedly carrying at least 67 passengers
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and four crew members crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in ckathmandu airport this morning. nbc news will keep you up to date on the breaking story throughout the morning. also breaking overnight, the trump administration is taking its first step at arming teachers with the white house releasing president trump's policy proposal for school safety. among them, allowing schools first to now volunteer for firearms training. the white house says president trump wants to make sure schools are, quote, safe and secure just like our airport, stadiums and government buildings. for more let's go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning, tracie? >> hi. overnight we learned more details of the broad outline of what the president wants to do and wants congress to do and states to do and it involves the justice department training the volunteer teachers to hold firearms in schools, in the classroom and encouraging retired law enforcement officers and veterans to get into
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education. strengthening background checks, but not the universal checks that the president has talked about after parkland. more money for mental health and protective orders to keep people deemed dangerous away -- themselves and others away from firearms temporarily. you did not hear raising the aim limit to purchase semi automatic weapons to 21. that's something that florida did and the nra sued. the president wants to leave that up to states but he is expecting to have betsy devos, his education secretary, chair a commission to take a look at that and other things to keep schools safer. gigi. >> tracie, thank you. nearly a month after the deadly mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school some florida struntsz taking matters into their own hands coming to school on sunday to learn what they should do in an active shooter situation. maya rodriguez has the story.
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>> the student response to the mass shooting at stoneman dougs has high is changing from commemoration to action. florida gun law signed days ago, the move championed by survivors as a first step in what many think will be a nationwide movement. >> it's either we see change or we're going to change our politicians. >> reporter: a student walkout is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on wednesday across the country. schools in all 50 states bracing for protests. >> no more silence. >> end gun violence. >> reporter: today students with walked a school near orlando to learn how to respond when the next school shooting tragedy happens. for three hours, nearly 40 students ran, hid, and at the last resort fought their way through active shooter response training. this is one of the instructors. >> >> if they understand what their role should be and what they should be doing you increase their chances of survival. >> reporter: for gabrielle it's a sign of the times, especially after what happened in parkland. >> i was a little scared to go to school the next day. like, there was also some
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threats going around and stuff like that. >> reporter: the course focuses on three basic tactics, how to react when there's an active shooter. >> barricade the door. >> reporter: help those shot. >> tighten as much as possible. >> reporter: defend yourself. >> i'm going to grab that gun. >> including how to disarm a shooter. >> do you think it's wises to teach teenagers to disarm somebody who has a gun on them? >> at this point do we have a choice? i believe the answer is no. everybody believes the same thing. >> reporter: for my ka jones it's a lesson between life and death. >> if that happened to me i don't know what i would done and that's why i'm glad to get training. >> reporter: the instructors told us after a mass shooting they usually see an increase in the interest in these kinds of training programs, but that that interest starts to fade over time, that is, until the next one. frances? >> maya, thank you.
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president trump's attorneys are reportedly doing everything they can to stop a "60 minutes" interview featuring stormy daniels from interviewing. lawyers are preparing to file a legal injunction against the taped interview said to air next week. mr. trump's personal attorney michael cohen referred buzzfeed to his lawyer who did not comment on any pending injunction. cohen obtained a restraining order against the adult film actress in late february to prevent her from speaking out about an alleged intimate relationship with mr. trump. both the white house and cohen say that the president denies the affair. daniels whose legal name is stephanie clifford signed a nondisclosure agreement days before the election that granted her $130,000 in what her lawyer calls hush money. she's now suing claim it's invalid because mr. trump never signed it. president xi jinping is poised to rule china indefinitely after sweeping changes to the nation's
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constitution. china's largely rubber stamped parliament voted to scrap presidential term limits to allow xi to remain in office at the end of his second term in 2023. of the 2,964 ballots, two delegates voted no and three abstains. the amendments include other clauses that would further strengthen xi's grip elevating him to a level of power not seen since decades. janice mackey frazier is in beijing with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. no surprise that the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing the presidential term limits allowing xi jinping to rule indefinitely. he is in total control of the communist party, of the military, and of the state. so he could rule for the rest of his life if he so chooses. it is a bold move and it's one that is causing some anxiety across china. among those who don't want to see a return to the sort of strong man rule that defines the
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era. there are risks ahead of infighting, personalized politics, as well as instability, that could also cause some tension with the united states down the road. for today, xi jinping was meeting with south korea's national security director. the envoy arriving to beijing to brief president xi and chinese officials on the proposed talks with north korea. he apparently heaped praise on china for backing the dialog to this point, though china has been on the sidelines over the past several days since president trump's hasty decision to accept that offer to talk with kim jong-un by may. south korea will continue on to japan where it will try to get further support for the inter-korean talks that are slated for next month. frances? >> thank you. usually slick ice means slow
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down but not for these men and women competing in a ice championship in canadas this weekend. the skaters nafb navigate the turns and drops through the city. impressive all the way around to do one of those, but to do the whole thing. >> they make it look so easy. i'm sure it's disaster waiting to happen for anyone else. >> nbc meteorologist bill karins watching another possible nor'easter again. really? >> two big storms on both coasts, northeast going to get buried, third storm in two weeks, boston a foot of snow, and then new snow returning to areas of the west. here we go. now we're clear. no problems throughout the morning commute. throughout the afternoon clouds and showers trying to sneak in. it will be an evening event for california and again, we were so far behind in the snowpack this is the second significant storm in the last three weeks. we needed this. again, this is into tuesday. that's when we start to see the blue showing up. snowpack of higher elevations,
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los angeles, a good chance of getting a little rain out of this. rainfall totals and precipitation totals will be anywhere from san francisco northward half inch to an inch and the mountains could get about one to two inches which we translate that into snow about lcome central portions of california enjoy the day, goes downhill tomorrow. a look at the week ahead forecast coming up. >> thanks. fast forwarding into monday president trump welcomes the world series champions houston asvos to the white house today where they will present him with a team jersey in the east room. the team says all members from last year's roster will attend. today's the clash of the williams sisters. serena facing off against her sister venus in the third round of the parabas open in indian
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so police and fire divers entered the water and removed the other five. >> witnesses report the helicopter filling up with water almost as soon as it hit the water. >> it looked almost like it was supposed to land for a second, like it was making an emergency water landing but within like literally a minute it was completely submerged. >> police say the aircraft is owned by liberty helicopter tours and hired for a private photo shoot. according to audio posted on-line the helicopter reported an engine failure during a mayday call to air traffic control. the helicopter has been secured in the water and will be towed to a nearby heliport. the agency plans to send a team to investigate the crash. authorities have not identified the victim. leading the news families are taking legal action against a fertility clinic ohio where more than 2,000 frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged do you to a storage tank failure. the hospital official says now more than 600 families or
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individuals are affected. nbc's morgan radford has details. >> reporter: all she wanted was a baby. >> just thinking about the possibility of having a kid and then having that taken away from you. >> reporter: now she is joining one of two lawsuits filed against university hospital in cleveland after a storage tank in the fertility center malfunctioned potentially impacting at least 2100 frozen eggs and embryos. speaking to the "today" show she froze her eggs after she got cancer and had a hysterectomy which left her unable to have a child. >> our embryos are lost so it feels like a whole other loss. >> reporter: this cleveland lawyer says his film will be filing one of the lawsuits on behalf of several patients. >> what we can do is hold the hospital accountable so it never happens again. >> reporter: in response to the lawsuit, the hospital says we understand why some people might feel compelled to take this step. any lawsuits being filed will have no bearing on the
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independent review being conducted. the staff noticed last week that temperature had increased in the storage tank filled with liquid nitrogen. >> we are so very, very sorry. we, again, want to do all that we can to support them and we will stand by to answer questions and address them. >> reporter: but for families, it's unclear how many of the eggs are or aren't viable. an emotional unknown facing so many families. morgan radford, nbc news, new york. to footage that shows protesters storming one of the largest dog shows in the world. the protesters ran on a center stage of the dog show in birmingham england as the best in show winner was being announced on tv. both intrudsers held posters reading, quote, crush canine ugenics. the animal rights group believes is harmful to dogs.
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after eight days unconscious in the hospital, he woke up, back in the u.s., to find both legs am pew tatsds above the knees. >> when i look back on my days in the hospital, i was just focusing on getting out of a hospital bed or getting into a wheelchair, getting up on prosthetics, taking progress day by day, step by step. >> reporter: he was awarded a purple heart and a bronze star of valor. he says he loves being part of a team in the military, and he found that again with the paralympics, competing in sochi, being honored at the white house. >> he never lost that fighting spirit. >> reporter: after first winning gold, he medaled again. >> looking to add another layer of paralympic history. >> reporter: after a fall in his second event, he picked himself up and won silver in cross country. >> it may be a cliche to say your best effort is all you can do, but i think really if you know you gave your best effort you have to be satisfied with that. >> reporter: an american hero
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sharing his fighting spirit with the world. kelly cobiella, nbc news, seoul. >> how is that for your monday motivation, right. doesn't get better than that. >> makes me feel pretty good. >> maybe happily ever after doesn't exist. social scientists have gotten pretty good at predicting who is likely to wind up at divorce. these couples share education level and employment status. according to a harvard study couples in which the husband didn't have a full-time job had a 3.3% higher chance of divorcing, that following year. age may play a factor as well. researchers say cupels who marry after the age of 32 the odds of getting divorced increase by 5% every year, which is surprising. i think the younger you get married the more chances of getting a divorce. not older. you know what you want. you're set. >> you would think. not to pay too close attention to the studies because it could become a self-fulfilling pro fasy. >> we want our happily ever
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after as much as you can have it. >> absolutely. thanks for waking up with us. i'm gigi stone woods. >> i'm frances rivera. your news conties on nbc and nu
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breaking tonight. new details. >> the search and rescue operation immediately began for a total of six people on a helicopter, including the pilot. >> two days before a planned student walkout. ahead of the president's trip to missouri where harley-davidson is


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