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i just signed your death warrant. you still think that somehow you are right, that you are a doctor, that you're entitled, that you don't have to listen and that you did treatment. i wouldn't send my dogs to you, sir. >> dr. larry nassar accused of molesting all of these members of u.s. gymnastics over a number of years. sentenced to 175 years in prison. this morning more fallout with the resignation of michigan state university's president. and that's not all. president trump will soon arrive in davos, switzerland for the world economic summit. but the focus remains squarely with the face-to-face date with robert mueller. new details surrounding the kentucky school shooter and we'll hear from the parents of one of the victims. the crockpot controversy surrounding the latest "this is
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us" episode and an appliance fire. and the shot of a lifetime for one very happy young man. "early today" starts right now. >> nailed that. good morning. i'm philip mena. >> i'm frances rivera. president trump is on his way to davos, switzerland this morning where he'll be promoting his america first agenda at the world economic forum. the president says his goal is to get people to invest in the united states, tweeting before his departure, "our economy is now booming. our country is finally winning again." mr. trump will be the first sitting american president to attend the elite forum in over 20 years. joining him a cavalry of cabinet members and top aides. for more on this trip let's turn to nbc's tracie potts in washington. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: hey there, frances. good morning. the white house says he'll be taking the same message he's given before on the world stage, america first but not america alone, that he will push different ties with different countries but he also wants to reduce what the white house and the president consider massive
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trade deficits with some of these same countries. during this trip the president, two days he'll be there. he's giving a major speech on friday addressing this group of business and political leaders. he's also got some one on one meetings that are notable with british prime minister theresa may, with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu, and then tomorrow he'll also be meeting with african nations and with rwanda. the president pushing this america first policy after imposing a 30% tariff on solar panels. and there are other similar tariffs being considered by his administration. so it could be a bit of a tough audience to explain this to. france's new president says that he encouraged president trump to come not only to explain his world view but also to be challenged by some of those leaders there. >> all right. we'll see what he has to say when he gets there. tracie, thank you. the president's departure for davos, switzerland comes as we learn of new developments in
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the russia probe. president trump now telling reporters not only is he willing to speak with special counsel robert mueller, he looks forward to it. this as nbc has uncovered exclusive details about the fbi's meeting with former national security adviser michael flynn and what he kept hidden from the white house. nbc's kristen welker has details. >> reporter: after publicly expressing reservations about sitting for an interview with the special counsel, president trump told reporters he's willing to testify under oath. >> oh, i would do it under oath. absolutely. >> reporter: the president says no date has been set yet but told reporters his lawyers have told him it will likely happen in the next few weeks. >> i'm looking forward to it, actually. >> reporter: exactly a year to the day after the fbi interviewed then national security adviser michael flynn in his west wing office. nbc news has learned exclusively flynn took that meeting without alerth the preside alerting the president or the white house and without an attorney president according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
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those sources tell nbc news no one in the white house found out about the interview for two days, until then acting attorney general sally yates informed the legal team. but even after that revelation flynn wasn't fired for another three weeks for lying about his contacts with russian officials. >> the interview set off a chain of events in which key administration officials were fired and the president took steps that could potentially be seen as trying to obstruct justice. >> reporter: flynn pleaded guilty last month to lying to investigators during that meeting about his conversations with russia's ambassador and is now cooperating with special counsel robert mueller. the white house pressed on flynn keeping the president in the dark. >> the special counsel. >> [ inaudible ]. >> i haven't spoken to him about that specific issue. >> the last time he spoke with michael flynn. >> i'm not sure. >> reporter: nbc news has also learned mueller is casting a wide net, interviewing former fbi director james comey and attorney general jeff sessions. that list also includes mr. trump's intelligence chiefs, the director of national
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intelligence, the director of the nsa and cia director. a source familiar with the matter tells nbc news mueller also wants to interview the president's former top strategist steve bannon by the end of the month. so when will the investigation end? >> it's getting closer to the white house and to the time when they will have to interview the president. how much time is left in this we don't know yet. there's lots of work to be done. >> reporter: late last night white house special counsel ty cobb told nbc news the president was speaking hurriedly before leaving for davos. cobb said the president expressed a willingness to testify subject to terms that are still being negotiated. cobb also stressed the president's complete cooperation with mr. mueller. philip? >> kristen welker for us. kristen, thank you. judgment day for disgraced doctor larry nassar, sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for multiple sex crimes against women and girls. the sentence comes down after a week of emotional testimony from nassar's victims, who say he molested them under the guise of medical treatment.
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several of nassar's victims including olympic gymnast aly raisman, simone biles, and jordyn wieber thanked the judge for her sentence. nassar worked for both usa gymnastics and michigan state university. both facing fierce criticism over the scandal. msu's president louwanna simon has now resigned. days after three top board members of usa gymnastics resigned. the u.s. olympic committee is now calling for an overhaul saying all usa gymnastics leaders should step down. and there's economic fallout as well. at&t says it's suspending its sponsorship of usa gymnastics, joining topps like procter & gamble, hershey's and under armour. nbc's kate snow has more on nassar's sentencing. >> i just signed your death warrant. >> reporter: judge rosemary aquilina told 54-year-old larry nassar he doesn't deserve to walk outside of prison ever again. tearing down the once esteemed olympic doctor. >> it is my honor and privilege to sentence you. >> reporter: and repeatedly praising the survivors of his
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abuse, calling them sisters. >> justice requires action and a voice. and that is what has happened here in this court. in addition -- >> reporter: incredulously she read again from a letter nassar had written to the court asking to be spared from having to listen to one gymnast after another. >> hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. >> reporter: nassar himself made only a brief statement. >> an acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write. >> larry sought out and took pleasure in little girls and women being sexually injured and violated. because he liked it. >> reporter: rachael denhollander was the first gymnast to go public against nassar in the "indianapolis star" and last to speak in court. over the past week and a half, 156 survivors told their stories, including some of the most recognizable names in gymnastics. >> i love this sport, and that love is stronger than the evil that resides in you and those
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who enabled you to hurt many people. >> reporter: some saying their own parents didn't believe them. >> they didn't believe me because my sister had been going to him for years. >> little girls don't stay little forever. they grow into strong women that return to destroy your world. >> reporter: usa gymnastics and michigan state university where nassar was a doctor applauded the sentencing. but both institutions were repeatedly accused here of ignoring reports about nassar for years. >> had msu and usag taken the reports of larry's abuse seriously from any number of the women who came forward all those years ago, i would never have walked through his doors. >> that was kate snow reporting. we're learning more about the future for those 13 children who authorities say were tortured and confined in their home by their own parents. it's a story that has shocked the nation. creating an outpouring from so many people who want to help those kids. nbc's miguel almaguer reports from california, where those parents have another day in
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court. >> you must have no personal, electronic, telephone or written contact -- >> reporter: in court a judge is blocking david and louise turpin from communicating with their 13 children, the victims investigators say of beatings, starvation, and years of confinement. >> you must not harass, strike, threaten -- >> reporter: we now know the seven adult victims will be placed in assisted living. the six minors, wards of the state, are headed to foster care. with none of the extended turpin family requesting to adopt them, say officials, the children could be separated. >> it's going to be something that they struggle with for the rest of their life. >> reporter: a former third grade classmate remembers one of the turpin children was often teased because her clothes would somehow look as though they had been dragged through mud. neighbors say the family was reclusive. >> they wouldn't tell us their names. we had to guess their names. >> reporter: after moving from texas, deplorable filthy
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conditions were also discovered inside the turpins' old homes, including a photo of a rope tied to a bed. david and louise turpin are headed to trial, while prosecutors say their children survived an unimaginable nightmare. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. we're taking a turn now and looking at our weather, seeing what's in store for us. here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. about g. morning, bill. >> big storm in the west that will eventually move across the country. serious flood concerns in the next four five days. atmospheric river could head in this general direction. mostly in the mountainous areas of the northwest. won't be surprised if behear a lot of flooding stories come the beginning of next week. the heavier rain and snow in areas of california but look through sunday. this rainfall forecast is two to three inches in all mountainous areas. that will continue through next week. some of the totals at the olympics could be seven to twelve inches of rain over the next seven days and that could cause some problems. and the highest of elevations we're getting some snow out of
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this which is good. temperatures in the east no problems whatsoever today at all looks pretty mild fro ugú@0k(j0i@g@oúú2p2@
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in new york, elton john says he will no longer be touring because he wants to focus on his family. fans will have a final chance to see him in concert. he also announced he will be hitting the road for his three-year farewell yellow brick road tour. and although this may be his last tour, elton john says he's not going quietly. >> i'm not the sort of guy who's a whimperry guy. i want to go out with a bang and say thank you and leave people think, god, i saw the last show and it was fantastic. >> over the course of his nearly 50-year career elton john has sold 300 million records, won five grammys, an oscar, a golden globe, and a tony award. >> nothing like elton john. so he's going to go big before he goes home. right? that's the way to do it. >> that's all he knows how. just like that. still to come, new details on the alleged shooter at a kentucky high school as the parents of a victim speaks out. powerful skincare, now light-as-air a breakthrough moisturizer
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check that out. the bank was open at west point beamer high school in nebraska. that kid you see there is james mereguard. he's a student with down's syndrome. during a recent halftime he grabbed a ball and started shooting half-court shots backwards. he missed about eight or nine of them, but then he finally cashed in on that one. the last one the crowd goes crazy and he left the court like a boss. >> that's the way to do it. well, witnesses are sharing horrific accounts of tuesday's deadly shooting at a kentucky
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high school. two students were killed and 18 others wounded when a student opened fire. authorities say they plan to charge the alleged 15-year-old gunman as an adult. it was the 11th shooting at an american school already this year, and the parents of one of the victims spoke with nbc news in an emotional exclusive interview. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more. >> reporter: bailey holt was just 15 years old. she loved music, art, and wanted to be a nurse. >> i miss everything about her already. she was just so beautiful and perfect. she had her future planned. >> reporter: bailey and preston cope were the two teenagers who died tuesday, when police say another student barged into kentucky's marshall county high school and opened fire. >> i know that she would have been the shooter's friend in a heartbeat if she knew that he needed someone to talk to. she was so beautiful and smart and perfect. and just such a loving big-hearted person. >> reporter: the assistant county attorney says he plans to try the 15-year-old suspected
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shooter as an adult, charging him with murder and assault. investigators have not yet publicly identified him. but eyewitnesses say he was a member of the school's band. >> are you looking at bullying as a possible motive here? >> i won't go into that. >> you think he was targeting the popular kids? >> i do. i truly do think that he was targeting a group of people. >> reporter: these four students were inside the school as the bloodshed began. ethan phelps says the bullets came in his direction. >> i was worried about getting out alive. i was just -- knew that i just needed to run. >> reporter: in the chaos authorities urged parents to head to a nearby middle school and wait to be reunited with their loved ones. >> went to the north marshall middle school cafeteria and waited for those buses to come. she never came. she never came. >> reporter: this family is still waiting. waiting for the answers that may never come. gabe gutierrez, nbc news, benton, kentucky.
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preparing for the super bowl. the eagles return to practice as philadelphia goes green. the long-term impact the officials are hoping the game will have. a new path forward. today septa's expected to take a big step toward making a massive expansion a reality and what it could mean for you. hospital rescue. an 80-year-old woman hit by a car feet from the emergency room. officials believe she had just been released. a lot to get to. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. 30 degrees, cold out there. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley with the first alert neighborhood forecast. bill? yeah, a look at lincoln financial field. you see the wind turbines are blowing in cold air.
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it's cold, went. you'll have to bundle up. the winds are not terribly strong. when it gets cold, wind makes it feel colder. 8 for allentown, 10 in wilmington, making feel like teens for a lot of neighborhoods. trenton, pottstown, mt. holly, even warmer spots feel like 20s. starting off in the 20s, very low 30s. the number in falling is falling. a northerly wind bringing in colder air. we'll dip to the 20s before we start the warming process. afternoon temperatures in the 30s to near 40 degrees this afternoon. i'll break it down hour by hour, show how the temperatures will progress as you head out the door when i'm back in ten minutes. first, katy zachry with first alert traffic. >> thanks. things are looking good on most of the majors. this is the schuylkill expressway where it meets up with the vine street expressway. you'll see traffic during the report running by here.
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that means the vine street expressway is open. seeing construction on 76 eastbound, market to south street. be aware of that. i'll let you know if it's causing major delays. just slowups now. 95 southbound looking good. 13 minutes between woodhaven and the vine street expressway. the blue route northbound, 95 to the schuylkill, a 15-minute drive. moving to new jersey, the 42 freeway with the exception of long-term construction around the 295 juncture. looking good northbound to the walt whitman bridge, a five-minute drive. outside, route 73 at evesham, traffic moving by there. back to you. ♪ the road to the super bowl kicks into high gear as the eagles return to practice. the city of philadelphia is also preparing and hoping the game will equal a different kind of green as the birds soar into the national spotlight. >> nbc10's matt delucia joins us live at independence mall with more on the impact the game could have. tell us more. >> reporter: let's put it this way -- l


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