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join us in condemning the president's racist tweets. >> this is about socialism versus freedom >> the president's not a racist. >> for the first time in 100 years a house rebuke of a president as the battle lines divide widens.d the racial >> we'll look back at the incredible life of retired supreme court justice john paul stevens both on and away from the bench. it's supposed to be hot in july, but record-setting temperatures in the coming days will make you long for fall. >> facing violent protests puerto rico's governor vows to keep his job as pressure mounts to resign. and snapper has
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finally been captured. >> it's crazy np now he's saved. he's okay. he's going to be in the zoo. do you have any words for chance if he's watching >> oh, yeah,r head up. they got you locked down they can have your body but they can't have your mind >> wise words as "early today" begins and good morning i'm phillip mena >> good to be with you i'm frances mena a rare rebuke to president trump spirals into a bitter partisan brawl on capitol hill. in a showcase of the stark divide between democrats and republicans the house voted to condemn president trump for telling four members of congress to go back to their home countries. democrats decried the attack as racist and passed the resolution along party lines with only four republicans breaking to join them nbc's tracie potts has more from d.c. hi, tracie good morning >> reporter: hi there, frances good morning ow lawmakers, at least this half of congress, led by democrats are
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declaring what the president said racist. and thatas house speaker nancy pelosi was rebuked for what was considered by republicans a personal attack on the president. but as you said, every democrat and four republicans voted in favor of condemning the president for calling out these four women of color, their colleagues, lawmakers, american citizens, telling them to go back to their countries and then doubling down on his tweet in recent days with his comments in person here's what nancy pelosi said trying to convince her colleagues to vote for this resolution >> every single member of this institution, democratic and republican, should join us in condemning the president's racist tweets. to do anything else would be a shocking rejection of our values and a shameful abdication of our
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oath of office to protect the american people. >> reporter: those comments sparked a fight on the floor they ended up passing that and take a look at the president's reaction on twitter. he called his party, republican colleagues, unified with the vote of 187-4 among republicans against that resolution. again, it did pass and now the president takes that racist label from the house of representatives down to north carolina where he's campaigning tonight. frances? >> all right tracie potts for us. thank you. breaking news overnight. retired supreme court justice john paul stevens has died the court announcing that the 99-year-old experienced complications following a stroke chief justice roberts saying stevens' unrelenting commitment to justice has left us a better nation the white house released a statement remembering the justice for his humility, legal acumen, and affection for his
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beloved chicago cubs for more on john paul stevens's life and legacy here's nbc's blaine alexander >> reporter: appointed by a republican president and labeled a moderate conservative, justice john paul stevens became one of the supreme court's leadine yea bench. >> i really don't think i have changed and i still consider myself quite conservative. >> reporter: justice stevens was center stage as the high court shifted from left to right known as much for his signature bowties as his clearly written opinions early on he voted to reinstate the death penalty but later came to question capital punishment he supported limits on police powers and favored free speech but ruled against prayer in schools. when justice stevens was on the losing side he was a prolific dissenter, notably opposing a landmark ruling that allowed corporatio to political ch at age 90. the third longest serving justice in supreme court history. a father of four and grandfather
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seninowg the 2018 school shooting in parkland, florida. >> he felt very strongly about his convictions and principles, and if you saw a case differently than everyone else he would not think twice about writing an opinion, writing a dissent, and standing alone. >> reporter: justice john paul stevens leaving a legacy of public service and a lasting mark on the nation's highest court. blaine alexander, nbc news, washington >> justice john paul stevens, dead at the age of 99. a political crisis rocks the commonwealth of puerto rico. the unrest and turmoil hitting the tourism industry several cruised celebrity cruises are canceling stops at the island until the unrest settles meanwhile, singer ricky martin released this video demanding ricardo rossello's resignation and he has vowed to march in demonstrations later today rossello at the center of
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multiple scandals involving corruption and leaked private messages revealing sexist and homophobic remarks the governor has ishan apology but refuses to step down so far several of his cabinet members have resigned. the justice department will not file federal charges against a new york city police officer in the 2014 choke hold death of eric garner. garner, an unarmed black man, was killed while being arrested by officer daniel pantaleo for selling loose and untaxed cigarettes his death sparked outrage across the country. and while officer pantaleo will not face criminal prosecution, he could still be dismissed from the force. here's nbc's ron allen >> he was killed on the street and this cop is still hired! >> reporter: the pain stil his selling untaxed cigarettes five years ago and his plea, heard 11 times, helping ignite arng a mo
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officer daniel pantaleo on desk duty since the incident, saying they cannot prove he willfully choked garner to death >> an officer's mistake, fear, misperception, or even poor judgment does not constitute willful conduct under federal criminal civil rights law. >> reporter: officer pantaleo says he relied on his police training to arrest garner and that garner's resistance and poor health caused his death in a statement pantaleo's attorney said the decision confirms the fact that officer pantaleo did not violate eric darner e garner's civil rights. garner's family, who settled a wrongful death claim with the city for nearly $6 million, wants the officer not only prosecuted but fired >> this is an outrage, insult to injury you killed my son, and you won't get away with it >> reporter: the case is not entirely over. but garner's family and officer pantaleo await the outcome of an internal police disciplinary
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hearing. a decision is expected next month. >> ron, thank you. a shake-up at planned parenthood the organization forcing out its president after less than a year on the job the move comes amid a battle over new and more restrictive abortion laws across the country. nbc's kristen welker has the latest >> reporter: with abortion rights under fire the president of planned parenthood lena nguyen says she was forced out of her job nguyen tweeting "i just learned that the board ended my employment at a secret meeting" and in a letter to employees adding the move comes amid philosophical differences over the direction of the organization the board has decided to "double down on abortion rights advocacy." planned parenthood thanked wen for her service. a source familiar with her departure tells nbc news "it was due to management style and lack of political savvy." wen was the first physician to lead the organization in decades.
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>> we will win because we are history. >> reporter: the trump providing referrals for abortion that means planned parenthood stands to lose about $60 million a year abortion rights advocates say that could limit reproductive services available to low-income women. it also comes as several states have passed legislation limiting abortion for president trump limiting aborgs rights has long been a priority and campaign promise. >> and we're proudly defending the sanctity of life >> reporter: planned parenthood changing its leadership at the top as it enters an uncertain new chapter. kristen welker, nbc news, washington don't expect to see a new instagram post from roger stone anytime soon a federal judge is banning president trump's long-time friend from posting on social media until after his trial. he's facing charges of obstruction, witness tampering, and lying to congress, all stemming from special counsel robert mueller's investigation this latest ruling expands a
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previous gag rule from february and comes after several controversial posts from stone i know what a lot of people are going to be posting about in the next few days, the dangerously hot temperatures either complaining or showing what they're doing to keep cool. >> exactly the beach, the pool, whatever it takes. crank the air-conditioner too. these numbers keep growing they keep adding areas of advisory some just popped up from little rock to memphis. the heat and humidity with us in the midwest. that's where we have the excessive heat warning philadelphia has been added to that some of the hottest heat indices will be found in areas of the midwest from wichita to oklahoma city just about everyone is going to be somewhere alove 100 to almost up to 110. it does continue not just today, right into thursday. only start to spread the heat friday into areas of the east. d.c. on friday should be feeling like 104 that's just a preview because it's even worse ov
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even parts of new mexico all the way back up to colorado today. the chance of hitting 100 degrees. this is typically the hottest time of the summer, and it's not disappointing. >> that heat and humidity, a lot of bad hair days out there for a whole lot of people. but there's another bad hair day for a guy, a colombian in spain but for a very different reason. >> what is that? >> police covered -- look at his haird of cocaine under this toupee. the street value's over $33,000. authorities say the wig drew officers' attention due to what they call disproportionate size and that the man had been acting really nervously kind of a random-shaped head >> i don't know if y'd boue more embarrassed for getting busted for coke or for the wig. "early today" will continue. do. well i switched to swiffer wet jet and its awesome. it's an all-in-one so it's ready to go when i am. the cleaning solution actually breaks down dirt and grime.
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crash of an ethiopian airliner and now he is calling on boeing to scrap the 737 max planes for good here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: four months since a 737 max crashed in ethiopia, killing everyone on board. paul jeroge says his pain remains unbearable his wife carol, his three children, ryan, kelly, and ruby, and his mother-in-law ann all died paul, a canadian, is now all alone. >> they took my life away. because without my family i don't have a life. >> reporter: the ethiopian crash came just months after another 737 max crashed in i in all, 346 people killed. he blames boeing and the faa he plans to again and boeing execs should face criminal charges, though that's unlikely sae 737 max should be an life
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scrapped >> reporter: meanwhile, the 737 max remains grounded worldwide boeing expects to submit a package of software fixes in september but under intense scrutiny faa approval could take time u.s. airlines that fly the max are taking it out of service until early november at the earliest but aviation experts believe it could take longer than that. >> it's going to go out to the end of the year at least in my view because the eyes of the world are looking at the ungrounding of this airplane and there's still a long way to go >> reporter: again, boeing says it regrets the loss of life and is deeply sorry for the impact to the families and loved ones that hearing gets under way early today. meanwhile, there is newly released video concerning another plane crash, this one that occurred on june 30th in addison, texas you may recall a small twin air beechcraft king air was taking off from addison outside of dallas and it immediately crashed on takeoff newly released video seems to show this plane literally
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of town guest who's become the talk of the town, captivating chicago. here's nbc's kevin tibbles >> reporter: the paparazzi out in force for a glimpse of chicago's elusive celeb. >> we have some amazing news for the city of chicago. >> reporter: chance the snapper. all five green feet of him was nabbed after a week on the lam. wearing a red bowtie, introduced to his adoring public. >> it is a beautiful, beautiful alligator. >> reporter: when he was first volunteer alligator bob offered to track him down. then specialist frank rob was imported from gator central, florida, where gators belong >> everybody's got different blessings. this is my blessing. >> reporter: in the dead of night suddenly he appeared and was snagged with a fishing rod unharmed >> he should run for office here i think resident reptile now awaiting a new home in a zoo or sanctuary. and his claw print on the walk
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of fame. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> he's got all the fame in chicago. you go somewhere like florida he's like, eh. >> and with a name like chance the snapper especially the final season of hbo's "game of thrones" may have gotten mixed reviews from fans but it made a big impression on the television academy that was apparent during the emmy award nominations mark barger has details. >> reporter: "game of thrones" has a chance to recapture the best drama crown at the emmy awards the three-time winner earned a record-setting 32 nominations for the show's final season. "thrones" stars emilia clarke and kit harington grabbed lead actonations while seven moreamrtg actress categories nbc's "this is us" is among the seven shows vying with "thrones" for best drama mandy moore and milo ventimiglia
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and sterling k. brown for best actor and chris sullivan for supporting actor "killing eve" alsoa long with better call saul, bodyguard, ozark and "pose. >> if te lose it certainly won't be for lack of touching people in a denny's >> and "veep" will try to end its run on a high note they will go up against "the marvelous mrs. maisel" which last year won best comedy and best actress for rachel brn.osha nbc's "the good place" is also in the best comedy hunt along with "barry" "flea bag" "russian doll" and "schitt's creek. mark barger, nbc news. >> more for us to watch. >> we're seeing all the names there. i want to see that, i want to see that so much to see >> thanks for waking up with us. i'm frances rivera >> and i'm phillip mena. coming
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and a very good morning to
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you. it is wednesday, july 17th, as we take a look at the beautiful bay bridge, with already some traffic on it. good morning, everyone. everybody got up early today. thanks for joining scott mcgrew. marcus washington did not get up early today. >> we hope he did not. he's off. i'm laura garcia. kari, it's a little cool this morning. >> it is, a live look at walnut creek, it's all clear. temperatures will dip in the lower 60s in the next several hours and things clearing out as we warm up today and all of our

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