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cares as much as it cleans. a wall is an immorality. it's not who we are as a nation. >> freshly sworn in house speaker nancy pelosi drawing the line in the sand against the president's promise of a wall between the u.s. and mexico. but will today's early meeting break the shutdown impasse? >> stocks rocked. apple drags down the markets as the chinese economy slows. but is it a case apple outpricing the consumer? >> parents listen up. a landmark study on testing your kids' dna found a surprising number who seemed health i but had hidden health risks in their genes. >> the women's basketball team does something they haven't in 26 games. >> this little boy who defied
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all odds to survive falling into a pool. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm marlie hall. >> so great being with you on this friday. i'm frances rivera. the shutdown showdown enters week two. today president trump will meet with top congressional leaders at the white house as they try to hammer out a deal to reopen the government. but as of now, neither side is budging and with democrats retaking control of the house, there is no telling how long the partial shutdown could last. nbc's tracie potts joins us with the latest from d.c. reopen the government last hat . >> reporter: it went nowhere because republicans on the other side are calling it a political stunt. they won't even consider it, even though they interestingly passed something on a temporary basis last fall. but now they say without any money for the wall, the president won't sign it. so they will not consider it. so, everyone heads back to the white house today to try to negotiate a way out of this shutdown, but the question this
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morning, where does that negotiation begin? because the new house speaker, nancy pelosi, says president trump will get not one dime for this wall. >> is there any situation which you would accept even a dollar of wall funding for this president in order to reopen the government? >> a dollar? [ laughter ] a dollar? $1, yeah, $1. >> how high will you go -- >> you said a dollar. that's not your question. you said a dollar. i'll answer your question. the fact is a wall is an immorality. it's not who we are as a nation. >> reporter: so, again, it's not clear where the negotiation begins with both sides here digging in. now, those bills that you mentioned, frances, that passed here last night by the new democratically controlled house, the plan was to reopen eight do with the wallhutdown right . and that 9th one, homeland
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security, which is where the wall funding would come from, to give them 30 days to try to work something out, but the white house says they don't want to kick this can down the road any more. it's now or never, with 800,000 federal workers' paychex in the balance waiting to figure out what's going to happen as we enter day or week three of the shutdown. frances? >> all right, tracie potts for us. tracie, thank you. >> more ratifications of the shutdown showdown are being felt across the country. during this budget standoff, lawmakers failed to reauthorize the violence against women act. adds the shutdown drags on, nonprofits that serve women impacted by violence could see their funding dry up. this stalemate is also holding up breweries in the u.s.. the alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau says, due to the lapse in funding, they will not be reviewing applications for labels and licenses for new beers, wines, or spirits until the shutdown is over. this means beer lovers may have
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to wait for the release of summer bruise this year. >> new developments in houston overnight, authorities have released a sketch of a suspected gunman wanted for killing a 7-year-old girl. along with new surveillance video, and they're not ruling out the possibility this was a hate crime. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more from houston. >> he's going to turn himself in. >> reporter: jazmine barnes's family believes her death is racially motivated. >> this is something i believe was a hate crime. he had enough time it to know it was a woman with kids in the car. >> reporter: jazmine and her mother were on a coffee run sunday morning when investigators say a man opened fire killing the 7-year-old. what will you miss most about your sis der? >> her smile. >> reporter: 15-year-old was in the front passenger seat. >> he was white and he had blue eyes. he had a hoodie on >> reporter: sheriff's deputies released this sketch of the suspect. it started off on the passenger
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side then switched lanes behind them and pulled up to the drivers side. >> can you remember how many gunshots they were? >> no, but i know he finished his clip. he emptied out his gun. >> reporter: investigators are looking into whether this deadly encounter is connected to an unsolved shooting in the same area in 2017 where a white suspect fired into a vehicle carrying african americans. shaquille o'neal has offered to help pay for jazmine's funeral. >> i hate to hear what happened. >> reporter: houston texans wide receiver deandre hopkins said he'll donate his paycheck from this saturday's police officer game in her honor. >> thanks to gabe gutierrez for that report. >> a rotten day for apple weighing heavily on u.s. markets. the dow tumbled 660 points after the tech titan reported slowing sales in china, and blamed president trump's trade war. the tech heavy nasdaq shed 202 points over 3% of its value. the plunge has many investors now asking, is the high price of iphones part of the problem? nbc's tom costello has more.
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>> reporter: on the streets of china, apple's iphones are a hard sell. for the first time in 15 years, apple is cutting revenue expectations. c.e.o. tim cook telling cnbc the trade war is a major factor. >> as we look at what's going on in china, it's clear that the economy began to slow there for the second half. and what i believe to be the case is the trade tensions between the united states and china put additional pressure on their economy. >> reporter: apple stock sank fast. >> apple shares are on pace for one of the worst days in history. >> reporter: down 10%, and pulling the entire market down on concern the trade war is slowing the chinese and global economies. president trump tweeting, we're doing well in various trade negoti ons at some point, this had to be done. meanwhile, his economic advisor says u.s. companies doing business in fornahe trade war. gm, ford, boeing, caterpillar and starbucks stocks all sliding. >> you look at u.s.
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multinationals, it's natural their profits, to the extent they're generated in china, would be going down. >> reporter: still, many customers in china and at home say they simply can't afford an iphone priced at a thousand dollars or more. choosing cheaper asian brands instead. the question has apple outpriced its customers, or is the trade war really starting to bite? tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> in san diego this morning, a navy seal is facing charges of premeditated murder. chief edward gallagher is accused of fatally stabbing an injured and unarmed teenage isis prisoner in iraq. gallagher is also accused of posing for disturbing photos along with shooting other unarmed iraqi civilians. gallagher, a decorated 19-year veteran begins his court martial today. nbc'sans nichols has more. >> reporter: this decorated navy seal faces premeditated murder charges. killed ath a knife.
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against isis in mosul. it happened in the battle he is accuse of posing with the dead fighter who is a teenager, and shooting and retaliating against his platoon for reporting him. witnesses have provided conflicting statements. >> i believe if we are allowed to present our case at the end of the day, eddy will be acquitted of the charges. >> reporter: his wife claims disgruntled members of gallagher's own platoon made false accusations with dire consequence. >> my husband is facing life without parole. my husband has been in the brig at miramar for 15 weeks now. >> reporter: hans nichols, nbc news, washington. >> a violent outburst at a mcdonald's in st. peter's, florida, over straws has gone viral. eyewitness video shows customer daniel taylor attacking mcdonald's employee yasmin james earlier this week. the altercation began when taylor started yelling because there were no straws. behind th.
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>> the video now has over 3 1/2 million views. taylor was arrested later that day and charged with battery. mcdonald's released a statement thursday saying, they stand with employees everywhere. >> a winter storm blowing across the southern plains is taking a deadly turn killing at least four people. authorities say snow and ice accumulation has caused hundreds of accidents in texas and oklahoma. buildings and schools have been shutdown, just really a mess there. you know how dangerous it can be, especially when they're not prepared. >> right. they don't have as many salt trucks and plows and everything else. yeah, so today will be the big melt in areas of texas and oklahoma that did see that snow. that storm is moving east. now it's a rain event. the flooding hasn't been that bad, knock on wood. 8 million people affected, still under flash flood watches. hopefully that will drop during the day today. let's break down the mesh. the heavy rain sweeps through
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georgia, south carolina, north carolina. by 5:00 p.m. atlanta you are done. the worst for you is early today. charlotte the worst is the middle of the day. raleigh right around the evening rush hour. we'll take this mess up through southern new england as we go through saturday morning. we're waking up at 8:00 a.m. with rain from d.c. to yesterday. it will be a slow melt there. you notice how mild the temperatures are, 50s all the way to buffalo. it doesn't look like it's going to be a warm weekend ahead. details ahead. >> we'll take it. thanks, bill. the winning streak for the uconn women's basketball steam has come to an end. number 8 baylor handed the top-ranked huskies their first regular season loss after 126 consecutive wins dating back over four years. uconn had their only lead at 2-0
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under the guidance of charles manson, his parole is expected to meet heavy opposition. parole panels have ruled against releasing him 18 times prior. >> parents, what if you could find out if your child has diseases that could be caught and treated early? well, there is a landmark study on testing newborn's dna found a surprising number who seemed healthy but had hidden health risks in their genes. nbc's dr. john torres has more. >> reporter: claire is a happy 2-year-old and a pioneer. one of the first babies in the u.s. to have comprehensive dna testing right after for a vitam that can cause cognitive defects and seizures. >> she might have had struggles down the road and we just wouldn't have really known what those symptoms were from. >> reporter: cora is part of a groundbreaking study of newborns that analyze nearly 5,000 genes
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looking for the risk of disease. rare forms of everything, from cancer to heart problems to severe skin conditions and hearing loss. researchers found nearly 10% of babies tested were at risk for a condition that could be treated early. >> you're identifying disease risks, which are actually actionable, which we can do something about. >> reporter: but dr. robert green says the sensitivity genetic information needs to be handled with care. >> although this is a simple blood test, the analysis is very complicated. and if it's done right, i think can unlock clues to the baby's health future that we've never really been able to explore before. >> repr:cora's family is grateful for the information. she's now taking a simple supplement that's preventing a lifetime of health problems. >> as a parent, you just want to do everything that you can do to keep your child healthy. this is part of it. >> all right. thanks to john torres for that report. >> all right. just ahead, beyonce and jaz z
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d.c. late in the day. let's take you through your saturday. waking up to rainy conditions in d.c. that improves during the day. rainy in new york city, hartford to boston. reward day for the east coast will come on sunday as all the nice weather should be arriving. middle of the country looks great. 25 25 ou!ublesome wer rescuelike search hospital. our discoveries have helped to increase the overall childhood cancer survival from 20% to 80%. and we won't stop until every child survives. how big is 80%? this big! visit or shop wherever you see the st. jude logo. you'll make my morning, buty the price ruin my day.ou? complicated relationship with milk? pour on the lactaid, 100% real milk, just without that annoying lactose. mmm, that's good.
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>> the death toll has risen to 7 after a fiery crash near gainesville, florida. highway patrol say the rack in i-75 involved two tractor trailers, midsize sedan and vehicle carrying children. 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled. many people were hospitalized with critical injuries. emergency crusade they were treating the crash as a homicide investigation. >> two men are back on solid ground this morning after the were left dangling from ound side grand rapids city hall. the workers were trapped seven floors up when their lift's emergency break suddenly engaged and stranded them. firefighters rushed to the scene using ropes and harnesses to get them down safely. >> a dramatic rescue on christmas day in florida, a 15-month-old boy was found unresponsive in his family's pool. and the terrifying moments as his parents rushed to save his life were captured on a 911 call. nbc's kerry sanders was there when his family was reunited with some of the rescuers.
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>> reporter: a chaotic christmas day, 15 month on connor found face down in the family's pool. his mother called 911. >> he's not responding. >> reporter: connor wasn't breathing and had no pulse. his mother handed the phone to a neighbor, and his friend administering cpr directed by 911. >> keep his nose closed -- >> reporter: each step repeated. >> put your fingers over his nose and breathe into his mouth. >> reporter: orange county fire rescue raced to the house. >> not ns breathing, caller with the patient by the pool. >>or made this meeting the paramedics who special. connor now out of the hospital, helped save his life. >> it's a miracle. he's absolutely perfect. god gave us a miracle. >> yeah. >> reporter: no lasting impact? >> nothing. >> it's not often we see a very good positive outcome. so to see this in little connor, it is amazing and it's what makes this job so rewarding. >> reporter: who is the hero in all of this? >> dad. >> dad.
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>> reporter: do you feel like a hero? >> he's the hero. >> reporter: little connor. >> love you. bliss fully unaware he's a christmas miracle. >> little man. you're so perfect. >> reporter: kerry sanders, nbc news, orlando. >> love that happy from here on outur news continu esad li
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and a good friday morning to you. taking a live look out in san francisco there. not as clear as it was yesterday, but still, a beautiful shot there to start out our friday morning. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm kira klapper in for laura garcia. mike inouye is tracking a huge backup on northbound 880. >> we'll get to you, vianey, in a second, because she has big changes but this is big right now. our photographer is stuck in the backup. flashi lht top of the88 approac
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