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thanksgi to celebrat better bundle up for this thanksgiving. record cold may blanket your turkey day as millions begin their trek to their holiday destinations. we'll tell you what's in store.u >> presidentmp busy tweeting overnight but not s aboutaudi controversy. b the tanking stock market or the clinton/ we'll tell you what got his attention. >> was it a case of arson? questions of fire at a new jerseysion and four deaths including two children. >> michael avenatti whose girlfriend is seeking a restraining order over arrest for domestic violence. >> to the trash-talking hype and buildup to the pay per view event, pitting golf greats tiger
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woods against phil mickeon. >> it's every time i see you, you know, i want to be able to rub it in. i'm willing to risk 100,000 that says i birdie the first hole. >> so you tnk you can make birdie on the first hole? >> i know i'm going to make birdie on the first hole. >> double it. >> double it again. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm marlie hall. >> and i'm phillip mena. the busiest travel tim of the year is underway. o withver 2 1/2 million fliers expected to hit the airports of y, a record number passengers are expected to fly to their turkey day celebrations. the worstf it, the ride back on sunday with morha 3 million passengers expected. >> here in new york, the n.y.p.d. is ramping up security measures ahead of the 92nd annual macy's thanksgiving day parade. authorities saying there will be a heavy police presence on the ground, including the use of bomb-sniffing dogs. 3.5 million people are expected theine the streets during parade despite a forecast of record cold temperatures, including single-digit wind
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chills. and nbc's meteorologist bill karins is here with a sneak peek of the thanksgivingecast. >> it's unbelievable. this cold is unprecedented. yno one alive in nk city is going to see a thanksgiving this cold before. today is not baot there is a lot of travel issues. in the west the storm comes in, all d we'll have our biggest travel concerns. the parade forecast, we've been talking about it. wind chills will be in the single digits for the millions people lining the streets. temperatures will only be in the low 20s. this is how cold it's goinge to be in entire region. 10 in green bay. western new york at 1. northern portion of new england, guys, are going to be negative wind chills on thanksgiving morning. not just for t parade but for anyone getting to your destinations, as cold as it gets. >> looking like ralphie's brother for christmas. that's how we want to do it. thank you, bill. there is a stunning report out dogging the white house this morning. "the new york times" reports president trump wanted to order the d.o.j. to criminally
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prosecute hillary clinton and fired f director james comey. quoting two sources familiar with the nversation, the president spoke about possible prosecutions to the white house counsel at the time and appantly dropped the idea after advisors said the move could possibly get him ac imd. we get the details from nbc's kristen welker. >> reporter: in the explosive new report, "the new york times" said the coffer asian happened last spring. president trump telling then white house counsel don mcgah w that heanted the justice dertment to prosecute hillary clinton and former fbi director james comey. e newspaper cites two people familiar with the conversation. the times says mcgahn told the presidt he had no authority to order that, and that white house lawyers drafted a memo for the president, that if he asked law enforcement to investigate his rivals, he could face a range of consequence, including possible impeachment. even as a presidential candidate, mr. trump hinted a ordering an investigation into clinton. >> but if i win, i am going to
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cistruct my attorney general to get a s prosecutor toto look our situation. >> reporter: and the new report straising more queions about the president's tense relationship wime his justice depa, including firing attorney general jeff sessions, to new fears from democrats that his replacement matt whitaker might curtail the mueller int'stigation. >> going to be up to him. i think he's very well aware poliy cally. i realieve he's going to do what's right. >> reporter: neither the white house nor don mcgahn responded to our ruests forcomment. all of this comes as the president and his legal team say they have submitted written answers to special counsel robert mueller, though they say much of it was,quote, beyond the scope of legitimate inquiry. phillip? >> allight, kristen, thank you. >> could cutting the comedy get president to the white house correspondents dinner this year? he seemed to hints much after pulitzer prize winner will s nak t year's event.
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so-called comedian michelle wolf bombed so bad last year, they will have an ought authorize instead of a comedian. good first step in comeback of a dying evening and tradition. maybe i will go. last year's starring com tian slamme president multiple times in her act and she didn't hold back in her response to that tweet. wolf writing, quote, i bet you'd be on my side if i had killed a list. that tweet, a reference to president trump waiving aside the cia's conclusion that saudi arabia's crown prince was behind the murder of "washington post" columnistsh jamal kgi. >> new fallout this morning after the revelation that ivanka trump used priva e-mail to conduct government business while working in the white house. critics pouncing alleging hypocrisy after her father's relentlessriticism of clinton's e-mails. the president, however, dismissing the comparison t insistin two situations are not alike. here's nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: the first dad defending his daughter now under investigation for violating federal records rules by using
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her personal e-mail account to conduct government business last year. >> ivanka did some e-mails. they weren't classified like hillary clinton. they weren't deleted like hillarclinton. they're all in presidential reasrds. there wo hiding. >> reporter: ivanka trump also not hiding front and cter in the rose garden but publicly silent. a spokesperson for mrs. trump telling nbc news she sometimes used her private account almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family. still house democrats arend deg answers, vowing they'll investigate those e-mails, reportedly hundreds of em that miss trump sent to white house aides, cabinet officials and her assistantsan >> ivanka c handle herself. ivanka can handle herself. >> reporter: but even a pair of the president's former aidess concede i problematic. >> certainly it's hypocritical. even ivanka if she was interviewed about it, she would have to say it was a mission take. >> look, it appears hypocritical. it looks bad for >> reporter: especially given candidate trump's relentless assault on his former opp>>ent. ow can hillary manage this
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country when she can't even manage her e-teils? >> rep the argument to launch that famous rallying cry. >> lock her up. lock her up. >> reporter: giving critics new ammunition. peter alexander, nbc ws, the white house. >> more woes on wall street thin g. stocks tanked again tuesdow with the d plunging over 500 points and wiping out any gain made in 2018. investors may get some relief, though. futures are pointing to a slight rebound at the open. nbc's ann thompson has more on the market meltdown.r: >> reporte two days before thanksgiving, investors lost their appetite for stocks. the dow plunging a stomach-churni 552 points, losing an almost 4% in two days. the nasdaq off 5%. the white housek dismissing t of a potential economic slow down. >> as a country we're doing great. our unemplo aent is a record low. i think youav tech stockse some problems but that will come back. >>r: apple, microsoft and ibm allosers.
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retail stocks selling off. after target profits. disappoi wiping out the maet's gains for the year. >> the thing that's driving prices down the most right now in the sck market is a fear that things will not grow nearly as fast in the future as they have over the past few years. >> reporter: wall street heading into the holiday with a bad taste in its ann thompson, nbc news, new york. >> mystery swirling around a mansionseire in new j after a family of four was found dead. this was in the commuty of colts neck. one adult and two children were found dead inside the home. and the owner, a tech ceo, was found shot outside. but just ten miles from colts neck, another home went up in flames and police believe the two may b connected. nbc's kristen dahlgren has moree >> reporter: t mystery in a new iorsey mans with the fire still smoldering in the ritzy community of colts neck, police sayour people are dead. one adult found shot outside th enormome. another adult and two children found inside the inferno.
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ng>> we are investigatihis as an arso a intentional fire. >> reporter: police are also investigating whether there is a link to a second fire. that house owned by a relative of the mansion's owner. >> that remains to be seen, but that is an option or an angle that we continueo pursue. >> reporter: and as police now search for answers they are asking the public f help. >> this is tragic here in colts neck, and we need to pray for these people. >> reporter: while n in this quiet community can only wonder what went so wrong just days before n dahlgren, nbc news, new york. >> after being decimated by one of the deadliest fires in northern california, officials in the town of paradise are now in the spotlight for narrowing down their roads. his iss according to a new report in the l.ames. it happened in 2015 and was called the downtown parise safety project where four lanes were reduced to two to reduce congestion. but now officials say it created a deadly evacuation bottleneck and gridlock conditions as
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thousands of residents tried flee the fire. paradise's mayor jodi jones says residents evacuated in about 2 1/2 hours and doesn't believe the narrowi w of the roadsas an issue. northern californi residents in the camp fire area are under a flash floodatch thismorning. and while that may help firefighters who have fire at 75% containment, the clock is ticking for crews still searching foriv sus. with 870 people still missing 81, the eath toll at rain could trigger mudslides, making recovery and entification even more difficult. the woolsey fire is at 96% containmt, and its debris flow and rock slides that pose a new threat now. >> millipls of p are going to be paying attention to bill kans and theeather today. it matters. >> probably a lot of people up now'that ar they're heading out the door for a long ride or maybe an early flight. tt's get intotoday. there is not a lot of bad weather to be had.
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late we will see airports on the west coast with possible delays. maybe wind delays in new york city and boston shouldn't be too bad.ou buffalo have snow squalls to deal with. if you're driving on the highways, 90 would be one of the worst roads for the squalls in the northeast. we had snow yesterday in maine so northn end of 95. anyone on 95 late today will deal with rain andw as you go through any of the mountain passes. that's a look at the big whether story ofay. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. so, the cold air is with us in the northern great lakes and also through northern new england. we had about five, 6 inches of snow in areas of maine, vermont and new hampshire yesterday. i'm sure there are still people that need to do shoveling early this morning. duluth cold at 14. >> of course, everyone has to get home, right? eventually. the weekend forecast will give you a ltle sneak peet sunday. >> a big day, too. thank you. >> thanks, ell. a c alert for you on this wednesday morning. there's been a baby boom in central kentucky. the these sen troopers at the kentucky state police all welcomed babies this year as they took a break in their busy
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schedules to pose with their newborns and families just i time for christmas card season. that's amazing. >> very cute. hopefully someone out there is patrolling in kentucky. still to come, how many americans are not using allat o the vn time that they get. the story on that. plus with $9 milli on the line, let the trash talking begin. the pay per view event between those two legends. now might not be the best time to ask yourself are my bones strong? life is full of make-or-break moments. that's why it's so important to help reduce your risk of fracture with prolia®. only prolia® is proven to help strengthen and protect bones from fracture with 1 shot every 6 months. do not take prolia® if you have low blood calcium, are pregnant, are allergic to it, or take xgeva®. serious allergic reactions, like low blood pressure; trouble breathing; throat tightness; face, lip, or tongue swelling; rash; itching; or hives have happened. tell your doctor about dental problems as severe jaw bone problems may happen or new or unusual pain in your hip groin, or thigh,
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avenatti is best known for representing adult film star ormy daniels in her lawsuit against donald trump. the president asked about avenat. >> no, iish him the best of luck. >> reporter: now the lawyer who shot to fame representing onen actress, legal battle with another. hallie jackson, nbc news. >> still ahead, couldee we the cold coldest thanksgiving day ever? bill has the forecast next. call it commuter camouflage. the weirdest moments on the new york city subway. ♪ lean on me,
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good morning, i'm eun yang. >> i'maron gilchrist. >> news 41 headed to the scene of a fire. food safety warning. you'll wanto hear before you finalize the menu. >> how about the weather, chuck bell. >> if you thinld it is just you wait. it will be a frigid thksgiving. anlo
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"news 4 today" begins withn breanews. breaking news, overnight deadly house fire in bethesda. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. tragedy played out in the city west gate section. let's get toor angie goff
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details. what happened? >> at this point, very tragic detail i comingo the newsroom. fire officials confirming that two people were i ide of that house and they have died. the home is completely destroyed. take a look a it here. you can see a lot of the smoke rising through the roof there. fire officials saying when they got here the home was already welld involve in the fire. just a few blocks away from the friendeights metro stop. right on the d.c./maryland state line. fire officials say the call came in at 1:00 this morning. this is what they were up against. this is a lk at some pictures. massive flames. no word yet on what started this fire, but it's all happening just before atanksgiving. a horrible sin. we have a reporter headed to the scene. aaron? >> all right, angian you. 4:00 a.m. now. this morning we're keeping an eye on the forecastnd the commute of course. it will be another big day for travel. >> melissa mollet is standing by with a check on the roads but w gin w


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