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breaking details overnight in the annapolis newsroom shooting are that claimed five lives. this morning new details on the victim and the shooter. >> the short list of judicial contenders to replace justice anthony kennedy is out as the president rushes to make his selection. >> i'm going back to washington and we're going to pick ourselves one great united states supreme court justice. >> then to a house hearing that produced some blistering commentary and questioning fth attorney general. >> i'm reading what the press said. >> i would suggestou it's not th and i'm believe? >> thank you for making 2 clear under oath. >> then to singing superstar ed
sheeran a $100 million lawsuit over claims he ripped off marvin gay in thinking out loud. >> and jimmy fallon is going old school with the back street boys. "early today" starts right now. >> good morning. i'm melissa rehberger. >> and i'm phillip mena. people around the nation are reeling this morning after a lone gunman opened fire into a md newsroom. killing five people and injuring numerous others, as police continue their investigation they are now releasing the names of those five victims. sales assistant rebecca smith. deputy editor rob hiason. mayor. gerald and wendy. all crossir targeted attack after learning ramos had allegedly threatened the capital gazette newspaper on social media. as authorities continue to dig in for a motive and s.w.a.t. teams comb his home, we learned ramos has had a long-standing
grudge against the paper over a 2011 column that reported his guilty plea to criminal harassment according to court records. nbc's jennifer johnson has more from annapolis. >> reporter: nbc news is reporting police are at the suspect's maryland home. 38-year-old gerald ramos hours after he allegedly opened fire inside a local annapolis newspaper. >> this person was prepared to shoot people. his intent was to cause harm. >> reporter: the suspect opened fire with a long gun killing five. >> now inside the building. shooting people, white male with a shotgun. >> reporter: tweeted begging for help, approximately 170 people were inside the building when he opened fire. >> it's scary, very scary. so i'm a little shaken up about everything. >> reporter: the police aren't saying what the gunman's gazette had receivedt they say threats via social media. >> they're our friends. i mean, we're grieving for these guys. >> reporter: police arrived
within 60 seconds one week after training for this exact scenario. they later found smoke grenades allegedly left behind by the gunman. jennifer johnson, nbc news, annapolis, maryland. >> and as authorities continue to investigate what's being called one of the deadliest attacks on u.s. journalists since 9/11 we continue to learn details about the victims of this deadly mass shooting and why the disgruntled gunman may have done it. nbc's hans nichols has the latest. >> reporter: phillip, the five journalists at the capital gazette died when he barged in with a smoke grenade and a shotgun and started taking lives. now, there is a background. there is a history between the suspected individual and this newspaper. it was a dispute about a defamation suit that he eventually ended up losing after years of litigation. now, what's happening now is they are talking law enforcement is talking and interrogating the
suspected individual. at the same time there is a search warrant. it's been taken out on the location that is associated, a residence that is associated with him. now, police have said this area here is no longer under threat. there is no longer an immediate danger. and now the urgent task is to figure out what the motivation was and if there are any warning signs that could have potentially prevented this tragedy. phillip? >> hans, thanks for the update. >> a just released new poll show us where americans stand when it comes to a divisive issue, abortion rights. the kaiser family foundation found that two-thirds of people supreme court overturn roe v. wade. 53% of republicans would like to see it overturned while large majorities of democrats, independents and women want it to stay in place. this comes as justice anthony kennedy gets ready to retire from the supreme court, setting the stage forre pick a more conservative judge who would vote to strike down
roe v. wade. now a "the new york times" report says the white house may have orchestrated his exit with the president forming a personal relationship with kennedy and assuring him his legacy was in good hands. >> president trump's replacement for justice kennedy could shift the ideological balance for the court for generations. nbc's peter alexander tells us who is on trump's short list. >> reporter: president trump making his surge for a supreme court nominee a top priority. >> i'm going back to washington and we're going to pick ourselves one great united states supreme court justice. >> reporter: the president determined to find a nominee young enough to make a lasting difference. >> we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. >> reporter: on the short list, all appealstt c of indiana, brett kavanagh of maryland, and thomas hardy man of pennsylvania. whoever is confirmed is considered to be more conservative than anthony kennedy.
president trump boasting about a $10 billion fox come based in taiwan. >> this is the 8th wonder of the worldful >> reporter: the company pledging to create 13,000 new jobs. taxpayers will be on the hook for more than $4 billion in state and local incentives. if paid out, the most to a foreign company in u.s. history. >> this is 20 million feet plus. this will be one of the largest jobs ever built in the world. >> reporter: but tension ignited by mr. trump's tariffs and a looming trade war could cost american jobs. here on harley davidson's home turf after criticizing the company's plans to move some production overseas to avoid stiff new european tauv riffs. >> build those beautiful motorcycles in the usa, please, okay? don't get cute with us. >> that was nbc's peter alexander reporting. >> some fiery exchanges on capitol hill as house republicans grill deputy attorney general rod rosenstein e pair were called to testify on the justice department's
handling of both the hillary clinton e-mail investigation and the current russia probe. republicans urging rosenstein to wrap up the russia investigation which he is overseeing and democrats firing back. hallie jackson has more. >> reporter: inside a house hearing room, a political production. >> i'm reading what the press said. >> i suggest you not rely on what the press says. >> who are we supposed to believe? >> thank you for making it clear it's not personal, mr. jordan. you should believe me because i'm telling the truth and i'm under oath. fbi porter: the hearing actions during the hillary clinton e-mail investigation in 2016 and that senior agent working on the anti-trump text messages with a colleague he was having an affair with. at one point agent peter strzok ng people werehe that they hated, then candidate donald trump. >> but critics see all this as a cover for republicans' real purpose, they said, to try and undermine the special counsel
investigation. overseen by deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. >> they're not interested in protecting our country from a future attack or holding responsible those who worked with the russians. this is an effort to work adds the president's fixers in congress. >> reporter: the white house says not so. >> there is no evidence of russian collusion so of course there is a frustration point to wrach this up. >> reporter: the special counsel's russia investigation has lasted 400 days, but theo i lasted six times as long. white water, seven times. >> whatever you got, finish it the hell up. torn apart. >> reporter:hr wray facing friendly fire after president trump for months has blamed 13 angry democrats for the special counsel investigation. >> are you democrat? >> no, i am not. >> i'm not a democrat and i'm not angry. >> reporter: and just watching some of that listening to it, you can hear and see just how tense some of those confrontations became on capitol
hill. probably not the last time we will see that happen. melissa, back to you. >> hallie, thank you. >> check out this video from a viewer, dana row. a torrential rainstorm happened right here in new york city, produced rivers of rain down the steps of riverside park. there it is. >> wow. >> yeah, it happened. video happened now, happened during rush hour, too. quite a mess. >> where's the salmon? we need to see the salmon swimming up the stairs in new york city. >> i think those would be the people. >> it would not be the weirdest thing swimming in new york city. >> surprised people weren't i >> they might thi wskend. >> exactly. let's get into the heat wave. 55 million people under heat worst kansas city, st. loo. let's get into some of the numbers. how oppressive will the heat be? it will feel like 100 from texas, louisiana to the midwest. kansas city will have a high temperature of 99 degrees. it will be 95 today. on saturday we'll hit 93. indianapolis 94. memphis, that's just the
temperature. the heat index will be much higher than that. by the time we get to sunday, that's when the temperatures for the highs will be as much as 96 in new york city and notice the southeast is a little bit cooler. that's because you have the showers and the thunderstorms. 98 in little rock, texas doesn't get much better either. a long duration heat wave minneapolis, des moines, how about omaha? one of the hot he felt spots in the country today, 102. i'd a hot day. i'd say that qualifies. >> i would concur. >> that's in the shade. >> we're thankful with live in an area with air conditioning. >> thank you, bell. >> fast forwarding today, drake is dropping a new album, double album, called scorpion. it has a fantastic collaboration with michael jackson. got to hear that one.
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leading the news, an icon of chooround thes reached its end. toys r us is officially closing its last store today. the company filed for bankruptcy after facing stiff competition from online retailers like amazon. and as jeffrey the giraffe says good-bye, how sad and depressing is that, it is a viral photo, though. it shows him packing it up as he heads off into retirement. >> boo. well, amazon is expanding its empire and plunging into the drug business. the online retail giant says it's acquiring pill pack. that is an online pharmacy with a national reach. that would put amazon in competition with drugstore chains like cvs, walgreens and
rite aid whose shares all dropped sharply on news of that deal. in another move, this one, a challenge to ups and fedex, they will use amazon prime vans. >> singer ed sheeran ismilln do. he is accused of ripping marvin gay's song let's get it on. ♪ ♪ darling i will be you till 17 ♪ ♪ >> let's get it on, oh, babe ♪ ♪ >> i don't know, i don't think it's as blatant as -- that was pretty bad. there is a company that owns a copy, piece of the copyright to let's get it on. ed sheeran's song has the same rhythm and melody as gay's song. this isn't the first time for ed sheeran. he's been through this before, the resemblance between two
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valley - our dublin camera - and it is finally friday morning to you. look at the people on the road ready to go. i guess this is the early fourth of july weekend. >> you've got to get in to get out. >> these are live pictures from tri-valley. get ready, everyone. things are about to heat up. kari has been telling us about that and will fill us in more in just a moment. thank you so much for starting your morning with us, i'm marcus washington. >> i'm kris sanchez, laura is off today. the traffic situation is going to build and heat is going to build too. >> that's going to be the main issue heading into the next couple of days. it will be the hot temperatures as we get a live look outside in san jose, getting started with