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making news in america this morning, a secret memo claiming to reveal misconduct at the fbi moves one step closer to being made public. this morning, what it could mean for the russia investigation one day after the duty director stepped down facing an internal investigation. the state of the union. the boycott plan for president trump's prime time address as we learn would will join first lady melania trump tonight. plus, the embarrassing typo now being corrected. a mobile emergency center deployed to help fight the flu. hospitals taking drastic new measures as another boy dies after being diagnosed. this morning the three states currently being hit the hardest. plus, a famous film critic in trouble accused of buying his twitter followers. tom brady speaks a different
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tone. the new role for tom hanks everyone will be talking about. we do say good morning on this tuesday. we'll start with that bitter partisan fight erupting in washington. republicans as you know have voted to release a classified memo on the russia investigation despite dire warnings from the justice department. >> that memo written by a republican allegedly details fbi misconduct and the secret surveillance of a trump campaign aide but democrats say it is just an attempt to discredit the special counsel and comes as the second in command abruptly steps down. serena marshall has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. that memo release and news that andrew mccabe often was the recipient of the president's ire announcing he will leave his post six weeks early this as the
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president was preparing for his first state of the union. andrew mccabe stepping down early from his role as fbi deputy director after learning he was going to get slammed in an upcoming inspector general report on the actions of senior fbi officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. >> have you been told mccabe is resigning? mr. president have you been told that mccabe is resigning? >> reporter: he was often the target of the president's ire. the president had at one point called his wife a loser and he revealed just last week shortly after becoming acting director the president asked him who he voted for. >> i don't think so. no, i don't think i did. >> you did not? >> i don't know what's the big deal with that. >> reporter: thrust into the spotlight after the firing of james comey, the fbi's number two defended his former boss on capitol hill and insisted the russia investigation was a -- >> highly significant investigation. >> reporter: his early departure comes the same day that house
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intelligence committee voted along party lines to release a confidential memo written by republican committee members alleging fbi wrongdoing. the justice department had previously called releasing the memo without review reckless. for now a dissenting memo is being withhold. >> it voted to put the president's personal interest, political their political interests above the national interests. >> reporter: the president has five days to review the memo. the president would address the russia investigation or the memo during his very first state of the union. the press secretary, sarah sanders, simply said she was not going to get ahead of the president's address. >> serena live from d.c., thank you. andrew mccabe's old boss, james comey, is now weighing in on his abrupt departure. >> overnight comey tweeting andrew mccabe stood tall when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on. he served with distinction for two decades.
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i wish andy well. i also wish continued strength for the rest of the fbi. america needs you. and president trump is hours away from delivering his first state of the union as serena marshall mentioned and is expected to discuss the economy, immigration, infrastructure all while promoting unity. but at least eight democrats are refusing to attend the speech citing remarks by the president viewed as racist or divisive. the first lady, melania trump, will be there and joined by a number of special guests including a family that just bought their first home and two couples who lost their children to gang violence. in the meantime, new york senator kirsten gillibrand will be joined by the mayor of san juan, puerto rico and they have repeatedly clashed over the hurricane relief efforts. the cause of headaches and other pain suffered by american dims in cuba appears to have returned but remains a mystery. the state department says 19 u.s. sit searches have reported
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similar symptoms after recent visits and they suspected sonic attacks but haven't found definitive proof. trips there have dropped since it was reported and the state department continues to urge citizens to reconsider travel to cuba. and the u.s. navy is reporting what it calls an unsafe interaction with a russian fighter jet over the black sea. officials say the russian jet flew within just five feet of a u.s. surveillance plane crossing through the plane's flight path. the navy accuses russia of not behaving with within international standards but the russian government insists all international space rules were followed. we turn to the flu epidemic. hospitals are taking new maefshs to treat patients and there's word of yet another young boy's death. just hours after being diagnosed. 7-year-old kevin baines is the latest to die after flu-like symptoms. when he was admitted to a richmond, virginia, area
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hospital on saturday, he wouldn't walk, he could barely talk. he tested positive for the flu and strep throat. then was sent home with medication but just 30 hours later his sister went to his bed and noticed he wasn't breathing. >> i never imagined it could kill him. >> reporter: cities across the country are taking drastic measures to protect kids among the most vulnerable to this year's potent strain of influenza. new york's governor issued an emergency declaration authorizing pharmacists to give flu shots to kids. schools in texas and florida now administering flu shots on campus and at chicago's st. patrick high school, nearly 100 kids called off sick on monday alone. >> we don't want you at school sick. >> reporter: an emergency medical hospital used in disasters like katrina is being used to fight the flu parked
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there to work with the overflow of patients. >> i've been working here for almost 15 years and have not seen it that bad in 15 years. >> 5% of the country may have the flu right now and reports indicate kansas, missouri and iowa are being hit hardest. time now for a look at your weather on this tuesday morning. a look at the radar shows coastal storms building over new england. you'll see snow showers from western new york down to the appalachians with a few inches possible. temperatures will drop back to normal, january levels. looking at today's highs it won't get above freezing in chicago, minneapolis or detroit. 44 degrees here in new york and 50s in the pacific northwest and los angeles and phoenix could both hit record highs today, 86 degrees in l.a. well, still ahead health
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experts sound the alarm about the impact that social media can have on children. also ahead a major league baseball team pulls its controversial mascot. why some say it's not enough. and the number of bridges in the united states that are
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we're back with the rescue on the slopes about 150 people had to be airlifted by helicopter after the chairlift at this ski resort in austria broke down. took about 2 1/2 hours to get everyone safely back to ground. no one was injured. here at home congress has taken a new step to protect athletes from sexual abuse in the wake of the larry nassar scandal at usa gymnastics. lawmakers in the house passed a bill that would require the governing bodies in amateur
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sports to promptly report claims of abuse to law enforcement. failure to do so could result in a one-year prison sentence. the bill heads to the senate for approval. cleveland is getting a new look on the diamond. the smiling logo known as chief wahoo will be removed from the team's hats and uniforms at the start of the 2019 season although will stay on team merchandise. >> this is not all of what we want, but it's a small step in the right direction. i want them to change their name. we feel they change the name, the logo is going to go away anyway. >> in the meantime, in football a group called change the mascot is now increasing the pressure on the washington redskins. the team has not commented. dozens of medical experts are warning parents not to allow their children to use the new facebook messenger app for young children. in a letter to facebook the group says, quote, younger
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children are simply not ready to have social media accounts. it's very likely this new app will undermine children's healthy development. the app which is called messenger kids is meant for children as young as 6. facebook says the app provides a safe environment and has no advertising. amazon built its own rain ics.st to allow workers to jeff bezos opened the spheres part rain forest part office building housing 40,000 plants from 50 countries. the customer l.e.d. lights synt employees will have to snag a reservation. they're already booked until april. >> hot demand. when we come back the film critic accused of buying his twitter> and also ahead the gro backlash against the head of the grammy awards after he said women need to step up in order to win more awards. tom brady changes his tone after a radio host criticizes his 5-year-old daughter. (avo) help control cravings
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i really don't have much to say this morning. maybe i'll speak with you guys some other time. >> that is tom brady cutting a radio interview very short after a host made a disparaging remark about the quarterback's 5-year-old daughter. >> that comment was made when a boston radio show was discussing a facebook documentary series about brady. >> yeah, but now after learning one of the hosts has been suspended, brady is striking a little bit more compassionate. >> a little bit. days before the big game tom brady is making headlines for a moment off the field. >> i've always tried to come on and, you know, do a good job for you guys. >> reporter: last week a boston radio show was talking about the facebook documentary "tom versus time" which gives a rare glimpse of the 40-year-old's workouts. and his home life. >> daddy. >> what. >> i'm late. >> i'm going to watch. >> reporter: the radio host brought up that specific scene
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with brady's daughter. >> i thought the scene was so staged where brady is like in the kitchen. his kid's being an annoying little [ bleep ]. >> reporter: when it came time for the weekly chat the quarterback hung up after stating his mind. >> so, you know, it's very disappointing when you hear that certainly with my daughter or any child. you know they certainly don't deserve that. >> reporter: the radio station has suspended alex reimer indefinitely but last night at the super bowl media event in minneapolis, brady struck a forgiving tone telling reporters, he does not want reimer to be fired. >> we all have careers and we all, you know, make mistakes and i mean i'd hate for someone to have to change their life over something like that. that was certainly not what he intended. >> reporter: despite the comments brady expressed no regrets about agreeing to the facebook documentary. the next episode will feature his son during a trip to china. for now brady has bigger things on his mind. the super bowl, fast approaching. add media night he answered questions with eagles
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quarterback nick foles who was just 13 when brady won his first ring. >> he knows what to do. he is a professional quarterback. he's a great player and his team has a ton of confidence in him. >> the radio station released a statement calling the comment about brady's daughter indefensible. as you drive to work keep this in mind, a new federal report finds more than 54,000 bridges here in the united states are structurally deficient. that's an average of one at risk bridge every 27 miles and, according to government data the pace of repairs has slowed in the last year. and the current pace at the current pace it would take nearly 40 years to fix or replace the bridges that need work. exxonmobil says it will invest 50 billion kz to expand its business in the u.s. the ceo says the investment is possible because of the company's strength and the trump administration's tax cuts. the money will be spent over the next five years for increased oil production and new
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manufacturing plants. murder trial is under way in hawaii for a woman of accusing of driving off a cliff deliberately to kill her sister. she was driving a car in 2016 and prosecutors say alexandria accelerated and plugged off a 200-foot cliff but duval's defense attorney says the crash was not intentional. >> it comes down to basically three facts that the evidence will show, that there was n braking, there was hard acceleration and, three, that there was a hard left turn. >> -- going to prove that it was, in fact, a tragic accident. evidence in many different forms. >> key in the trial eyewitnesses who report seeing the two sisters physically fighting and screaming inside the car shortly before the crash. and a scary case in new york city saying a man in the city was sleepwalking when he fell out of his apartment window and dropped six stories down onto
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scaffolding. the scaffolding apparently saved his life. his girlfriend tells "the new york post" he took her sleeping pills before going to bed. research has shown people who take them are more likely to report sleepwalking episodes. a critic has been suspended. the chicago sun-times says it'll not publish richard roeper's reviews until the investigation is complete. roeper has 225,000 followers, but it's not clear how many he may have actually paid for. his name came up in a "new york times" investigation of famous figures who purchase phony followers which are sometimes created with personal information from real people. up next in "the pulse," a new role for tom hanks. also ahead new calls for the head of the grammy awards to step down because of what he said about women. plus, a major state of the union typo. in the water, in the water
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♪ it's a beautiful day in this neighborhood ♪ >> it's a beautiful day for a neighbor, won't you be ours? time for "the pulse" and we're starting things off with a little mister rogers because testimony hanks wants to be your neighbor. >> he's set to play mr. rogers. "you are my friend" will focus on his friendship with a journalist. >> production set to begin in the fall. a release date has not been set. it ran for 33 years on pbs. >> i still say eddie murphy would have been a good candidate for the role. his "snl" days. so, next they barely had time to roll up the red carpet here in madison square garden before #grammyssomale started
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trending. >> in response neil portnow threw fuel on the fire saying it's because more women need to, quote, step up and join the ranks of musicians, engineers and producers. >> that drew an immediate response from three time grammy winner pink that tweeted out a handwritten statement saying in part, quote, women don't need to step up. they've been stepping up and also stepping aside. pink also said, quote, women owned music this year. they've been killing it and every year before this. >> meanwhile, what did not kill it this year, the grammy awards themselves. in the tv ratings at least they were down 24% compared to last year and ratings hit an all time lomong younger viewers. an embarrassing typo had the government scrambling to reprint tickets to tonight's state of the union address. >> yeah, democrat tweeted this union missmelled with an "m" instead of an "n."
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>> ♪ >> good morning, and good to see you. i'm matt o'donnell. it is 4:27 a.m. on this tuesday january 30th. we're working on breaking news for you. two women are shot to death inside a northeast philadelphia home. a man is taken away for questioning. we are live. new from the overnight a collision sends an suv up onto a curb smashing a window in a business in university city. and taking center stage. the eagles face the world press at the super bowl. now it's down to business today. light snow and rain moving through the region just in time for the morning commute. accuweather and traffic all next on "action news." >> ♪ rm comes to new england but 63 in tampa today. and as patriots head coach bill belichick were anything other than those cutoff hoodie,
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just one of many important questions answered on super bowl media night. >> both his club and the philadelphia eagles found themselves in the middle of the spectacle. the gloved one was back on stage kicking off the super bowl's media frenzy on opening night. >> these are tough questions. >> reporter: tom brady keeping his hands covered from all those pry i eyes at the xcel energy center. >> we showed a lot of resiliency to a lot of different things, a lot of adversity and every year there's something. >> reporter: that injured throwing hand that had many worried before the afc championship seems fine despite forfeiting a thumb war. >> not ready yet. >> it's not ready yet? >> reporter: in the meantime, coach belichick was super pumped. >> i'm excited. i'm excited to be here. >> reporter: or something like that. >> i'm happy to be here. >> reporter: at least he was sporting a new look. >> felt good about wearing it so
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minnesota is a good place to have a hat. >> reporter: brady then getting the hat memo. >> a little sauce. >> a little sauce on it. there you go. >> reporter: then it was time for the eagles to fly or bark. clearly relishing their underdog status. but looking cool under pressure. and the eagles tight end zach ertz taking abuse from guillermo with a tom brady book. >> where do i sign that? >> it's signed? >> yeahsomeplace. >> i'll sign it left-handed so it doesn't count. >> okay. >> here you go. here you go. good luck, right. >> thanks. >> good luck. >> thanks, man. >> and lucky for them that the event was held indoors. two degrees right now in minneapolis. >> ooh. chilly. warm up for that game, fellas. >> and snowing in new york and parts of the northeast.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist dave murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it is 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday january 30. >> good morning everyone. we're tracking snow for the morning commute. storm tracker6 live is picking up light flurry activity to the east and the west. we're also on the lookout for any slippery conditions on the roads. >> the eagles move on from a little fun to the media with what's really their mission. today they'll hold their first practice in minnesota, the super bowl just now five days away. >> president trump delivers his first state of the union address tonight. we have a preview of his message to the nation. >> but first up let's talk a little bit about that snow that's falling in some spots

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