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this morning a florida congresswoman is astonished by what she said she heard president trump say to the pregnant widow of the fallen u.s. sole jr. >> a city once overtaken by isis, the black isis flag is replaced by the banner of u.s. backed forces. >> it seems the more president trump talks tax reform, the higher the sock market seems to soar. >> children await clean water as contamination grows. >> s.w.a.t. team members transformtd into real super heroes at a colorado hospital. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm phillip mena. >> good to be with you. i'm frances rivera. this morning president trump is under fire for allegedly making insensitive comments to the widow of a fallen soldier. sergeant la david johnson was killed in action earlier this
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month in an ambush in niger. the florida native, his body arrived at miami international airport yesterday, the casket draped with an american flag. johnson's widow was there, overcome with emotion, sobbing. she's the mother of two with a third on the way. according to florida's democratic congresswoman frederica wilson, she heard president trump speak with johnson's widow on the phone and he told her, he knew what he signed up for. but when it happens, it hurts anyway. the congresswoman expressed her outrage, phoning in to cnn. >> this is a young, young woman, who has two children, who is six months pregnant with her third child. she has just lost her husband. she was just told that he cannot have an open casket funeral, which gives her all kinds of nightmares how his body must look, how his face must look. and this is what the president
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of the united states says to her? >> the white house is declining to address the phone call, but an administration official says the president's conversations with the families of american heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private. nbc's edward lawrence is in the nation's capital this morning for us. how is d.c. reacting to the controversy over president trump and the families of the fallen soldiers? >> reporter: some members of congress are shocked quite frankly the president would bring in grieving family members into a political battle. some veterans that i talked to have said that this is not about phone calls and he shouldn't have compared phone calls with unfounded accusations from other presidents. this is about the pictures, the pictures of the grieving widow hanging over the casket there, crying, the widow of la david johnson, she has one baby on the way, two other children that he has left behind. the veterans i talk to say this is not about politics. it's not about the four soldiers or -- it's about the four soldiers who made the ultimate
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sacrifice for this country. we need to remember and see their names, these veterans say. remember who they are. they are four men ambushed in africa, la david johnson, also staff sergeant brian black, sergeant jeremiah johnson and staff sergeant dustin wright. the president said he will call and write letters to all of the family members who lost their loved ones there. members hereof congress hope that the president in the future will be more sensitive when he makes those phone calls. frances, philip? >> everyone feeling for the families, edward, thank you. >> the communist party of china opened its 19th national congress today kicking off a week long meeting that takes place every five years and includes a vote for the party's leadership. president xi jinping who is expected to remain in power spoke to over 2000 delegates mapping out his agenda for the next term. nbc's janice mackie frayer is live for us in beijing. janice, good morning. what did president xi speak about? >> reporter: good morning, frances. the party congress is a big deal
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for several reasons. and for china's president xi jinping who is also leader of the communist party, it is a confirmation of his power. he told the 2300 delegates in the great hall of the people that chinese socialism is entering a new era and in doing so, under xi jinping which is significant. some say that he is -- has the tight est hold on power in decades here. some argue the most powerful leader since mao tse-tung. in the last five years he has consolidated that power. within the party, removing rivals from its ranks, but also outside of the party in chinese society, he has imposed a crackdown on activists. he has boosted the state surveillance powers, and also restricted internet access even further. some analysts think he may in the next five years head closer to a strong man status. he has clout is undeniable. not only here but also abroad.
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there are billions of dollars of chinese money that is being invested on pretty much every continent. why it's all significant is because of the importance of the u.s./china relationship. and, of course, with the upcoming visit by president trump, he will be here in china on november 8th. frances, philip, back to you. >> all right, janice, thank you. >> the fight against isis is making major progress with the terrorist groups de facto capital falling into american allies hands. after a month of painstaking block by block battle, u.s. backed fighters have recap toured raqqa and syria. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the latest details on the military victory. >> reporter: the black isis flag was replaced by the banner of u.s. backed forces in the city of raqqa. where isis filmed itself celebrating when it rolled into raqqa three years ago, the table was turned. u.s.-backed forces in the same spot. there was some public cheering, too, but most people in this
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battered city are long gone. this was perhaps the most feared place on earth with frequent public executions. and it was a base for isis to plot terrorist attacks including intelligence services say on the theater in paris. the istanbul airport as well as to hold and murder hostages, including american james foley. this city was freed by mostly kurdish forces helped by u.s. special ops and coalition airstrikes. now with the loss of raqqa and the iraqi city of mosul this summer, isis territory has shrunk from the size of virginia to a few scattered areas. isis still maintains an ability to launch smaller-scale terrorist attacks. >> but i think their future as a large scale fighting force will largely end with the fall of raqqa. >> thanks to nbc's richard engel. >> the stock market is reaching
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new heights again with the dow briefly surpassing the 23,000 mark for the first time ever. that's just six weeks after crossing the 22,000 mark. the dow is now up 28% since president trump's election. the new high comes on the same day president trump spoke about another market influencer, tax reform at the heritage foundation. >> at the heart of our plan is a tax cut for everyday working americans. the first $12,000 for a single individual and the first $24,000 for a married couple will be tax free. we are nearly doubling the zero bracket. >> turning to baseball now, game four of the alcs is sure to go down as a yankees classic. after five scoreless innings on both sides, houston astros hit a base clearing double putting them at 3-0. they would have one more in the
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$!rthat is when the yankees bat came alive. they scored two in the bottom of the seventh, including this solo by aaron judge. it would put up four more runs in the eighth inning. the yankees have won 6-4 and evened the series two games apiece. in chicago, los angeles dodgers now have a commanding 3-0 lead in the nlcs after they beat the cubs at wrigley field 6-1. >> a lot to watch, especially at yankee stadium. you were there, i know, you're reiting for the astros. >> i was reiting for the astros. it was looking for themt to go up 3-0, 4-0, it is a good series already. can't wait for the finish. >> let's turn now to bill karins. i don't want to hear. commercial breaks these guys are back and forth. >> i know. >> he was bold going in his houston gear to yankee stadium. i'll give him credit. you may be a good luck charm for the yankees. go again. we are looking at another chilly morning over areas especially in the mountainous areas, the appalachians.
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many areas are above freezing but we have frost advisory for about 13 million people. once the sun is up, it is quickly going to turn into an absolutely gorgeous day. another top 10 type day from texas all the way through the great lakes, southeast, areas of new england. we have a storm system coming into the northwest and also into florida. so, for that the only travel out there, even that is just plain old rain. it is about as ni details on that ahead right
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without money after an alarm was triggered. >> the celtics season got off to an ugly start after a gruesome injury. if you're squeamish you may want to turn away from this. we'll let you know when it's over. five minutes into the debut of celtics forward, his leg buckled underneath him unnaturally. players were distraught as trainers tended the gruesome injury. he had a fractured left ankle according to a celtics tweet. the celtics would later lose the game as well to the cleveland cavaliers, 102-99, but that is a major blow to their team. >> you have to feel for him to start off the season like that. hope he recovers. just ahead we'll reveal the list of the rich est people in erk am, plus the clean water crisis in puerto rico is reaching alarming levels. you're watching "early today." (cheering)
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on the superfund list, sites so polluted, the government considers their clean up a priority. even though there is a clearly marked dangerous sign, people were willing to risk it, ripping off this fence. this man from chicago helping with relief efforts comes here at night to find water. >> we're drenched, it's wet. we need to cool off some kind of way. there's no electricity. >> reporter: luis ortiz is filling up at a well the epa has deemed safe. >> this is the water that i drink for me and my wife and my kids. >> water is life. i make sure that public health is protected. >> reporter: adding to the frustration, an investigation is underway in another town, where puerto rico's secretary of state says the plants were wasted left out in heavy rain. >> pulling rats out, i got angry. >> reporter: only 17% of the island has power, making it hard to pump and treat water as this crisis deepens. gabe gutierrez, nbc news,
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estimated $89 billion despite giving billions to charities every year. this is the 24th year the rich est person on the list. in the second place with a net worth of $81.5 billion is amazon founder jeff bezos. number three went to businessman warren buffett. mark zuckerberg came in fourth. rounding out the five is larry ellison. president trump dropped on the list drinking by $600 million. >> thank you for being here. i'm so excited to be here. it's so good to see famous people again. [ laughter ] >> just to be out of the house, ladies and gentlemen. and, paul, you didn't tell me you work here now. >> i was afraid to tell you. i didn't want to tell you. >> thank you. >> that's britney, he goes by britney now. >> i understand. >> under the beard you know that guy, david letter man the first time on late night since he retired in 2015.
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now 70 years old he's mostly stayed out of the spotlight after leaving cbs's late show. clearly he can still have some fun in the limelight. he'll be coming out with a new show on netflix next year. it will feature long form interviews with a variety of guests. good to see him back with all that facial hair. >> he looks like a mall santa at this point. >> he needs to pack on a few pounds to pull it off. great to see him. >> a lot of stress free living in montana i think these days. that's where he's hanging out. all right, the holiday shopping season begins now at least for knee man marcus. the retailer has unveiled the 91s edition of its christmas cal catalog. the fantasy gifts for $1.6 million and a year's worth of madam alexander dolls for $8,000. don't worry, you can find gifts under $100. the full catalog is available right now on its website. >> you know who can afford everything in that cat lock and then some? lebron james because he's made over $200 million in his nba
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career. but he wouldn't buy anything, i guarantee you. the things he still refuses to spend money on. >> i'm not turned on data romance. i'm not buying no apps. i still got pandora with commercials. >> you know you're rich, right? >> i'm not paying for it. i'm not paying. >> it's the principle, right, lebron? i'm with him right there. pro basketball player sat down with rachel nichols with teammate duane wade. he dubbed him the cheapest guy in the nba. he agreed. >> he really is like his character in the movie train wreck. he was playing a really frugal guy. that's how you stay rich. >> he uses pandora without commercials, well worth it. >> heard that, lebron. >> coming up super heroes in colorado and players meet face to face. must've been hot out there today, huh? yeah. yeah. why don't you go put that stuff in the laundry room right now?
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a delaware teen in critical condition after being shot. police on the hunt for clues. push for a new trial. a judge will decide if ex-penn state football coach jerry sandusky's sex abuse will go back before a jury. and outreach in the capitol to fight for her help for puerto rico and the virgin islands. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. i'm rosemary connors. >> i'm katy zachry. let's get to meteorologist krystal klei with the first alert neighborhood forecast. cooler, but you promise things will warm up later today. >> yeah, and keep warming over the next handful of days. if you're a fan of the 70s, the next few days will be nearly
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perfect. here's where we are currently. it is chilly out there this morning. we're at 40 in lancaster and 38 in pottstown. allentown, you're at 39. we've got a few more 30s on the map. notice millville at 39, and almost there, mt. holly at 40. warmer, though, in philadelphia. 49 degrees. sometimes we call it the urban heat island effect. lots of buildings, concrete, keeping things warmer in one particular area. you see that with it being the warmest spot aside from the atlantic city casino. plenty of sunshine in today's forecast. no rain. no worry of cloud coverage. instead, it's about temperatures warming up. 52 by 9:00 a.m. with light winds. how high do we go in the afternoon? we'll talk about that neighborhood by neighborhood coming up in a few minutes. now to traffic and jessica boyington. yeah, starting at 422 and cameras at route 29. construction project, flashing lights here. lane restrictions in both directions. this will probably last until
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5:00. at least another hour or so. usually they pick that up a little bit early. watching the schuylkill expressway, construction happening here, too. in between south street and the vine street expressway, we're losing lanes. the conshohocken with lane restrictions, as well. 12 minutes in both directions or 13 on the eastbound side from the blue route to the vine street expressway and speeds into the 60s. 295 in west deptford at route 130 looks good so far. both directions okay on the northbound and southbound side. back to you. >> thanks. developing this morning, someone shot a teen in new castle county, and police are trying to track down that shooter. nbc10's matt delucia joins us live from the new castle county police department to fill us in on the teen's condition. matt? >> reporter: at last check, the teen boy was in critical condition at the hospital. you mentioned that police have been working throughout the night trying to track down the shooter. here's video from the scene a while ago. police out there, this


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