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the president and first lady are just back to delaware after a highly emotional sunday in uvalde, where they met with families, teachers, first responders and others in the reeling community now faced with planning more than 21 funerals >>ow the justice department is initiating a rare federal probe into the uvalde school shooting, reviewing what went wrong in the delayed police response. deadly gun violence range out across the nation in multiple states including texas, new york, pennsylvania and more.
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paul pelosi, the husband of nancy pelosi is booked on suspicion of driving under the influence under alcohol or drugs. and we'll honor those americans who paid the ultimate price as we kick off your memorial day monday. "early today" starts right now good morning i'm frances rivera >> and i'm phillip mena. president biden and the first lady traveled to uvalde, texas on sunday where that devastating school shooting there killed 19 students and two teachers. the first couple laid flowers at a memorial and met with first responders, as well as families of the victims >> after a request from the uvalde mayor, the justice department will conduct a review of the police response to the deadly mass shooting according to a justice department spokesperson, the goal is to provide an independent account of law enforcement actions and responses, and to identify lessons learned. the director of the state's department of public safety admitting police made the wrong decision by waiting to confront the shooter. and in the face of such
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unspeakable sorrow, many are stepping in to help the grieving community. the funeral costs for the 21 whoa died will be covered by anonymous donor. >> texas governor greg abbott confirmed in a press conference that an unnamed person donated $175,000 meanwhile, a custom coffin maker is contributing personalized caskets to victims' families free of charge trey ganum along with his son and more than a dozen volunteers are working tirelessly to finish them in time for the funeral services and matthew mcconaughey visited his hometown of uvalde he shared a statement which didn't directly mention gun safety, but said in part "we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us." now the fiery debate over new gun laws have been re-ignited. josh lederman has more. >> reporter: president biden with a reassuring message for
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uvalde residents who are pleading for action. >> do something! do something >> reporter: but history suggests otherwise after nearly every matt shooting, talk of federal gun laws and then nothing. like after columbine >> congress decided it can agree on nothing to stop the next episode of teen violence >> and sandy hook. >> support for gun control and an assault weapons have stalled in congress. >> reporter: but democrats pushing stronger gun laws are sounding cautiously optimistic >> i've seen more republican interest in coming to the table and talking at this time than any other moment since sandy hook >> reporter: democrat chris murphy now leading urgent bipartisan negotiations with support from both president biden and senate gop leader mitch mcconnell, who says he wants solutions directly related to what happened in uvalde what's on the table? red flag laws that would deny guns to individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others expanded background checks,
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which americans overwhelmingly support. but neither of those proposals would have stopped the uvalde gunman, or many others "the new york times" devoting a full page to the long list of mass shootings where the guns were purchased legally >> if you want to stop violent crime, the proposals the democrats have, none of them would have stopped this. >> reporter: also on the table, more dollars for mental health and school security. >> i'm not going to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. >> reporter: the white house leaving it to lawmakers to strike a deal amongst themselves over the memorial day break. >> we've got to do it. >> reporter: grieving residents of uvalde wondering whether this time will be different senators from both parties will meet virtually this week and hope to have a bill ready to vote on by next week there may be a short window to act before the momentum from this mass shooting fades >> all right, josh, thank you. we have seen more deadly gun violence across the nation this memorial day in chicago, police say that so far at least five people have
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been killed and 21 have been hurt in multiple shootings across the city. and here in new york city, at least seven people have been shot and two were killed in separate incidents over the holiday weekend. >> at least six people were hurt in downtown chattanooga, tennessee when shots rang out saturday night all of the victims are teenagers, two of them hospitalized in critical condition. there have not been any arrests. police in nevada are also searching for a suspect after seven people were injured in a shooting on an interstate near las vegas. there is no word yet on what led to the gunfire one person was admitted to the icu. i. a woman was killed and seven others hurt after gunfire erupted at a holiday festival in oklahoma an argument led to the shooting and the suspect turned himself in in pittsburgh a 1-year-old baby boy was killed in a drive-by shooting police believe another passenger in the car was the intended target there have not been any arrests. police in savannah, georgia
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are investigating a memorial day weekend tragedy on the water it has left at least five dead and four others injured. officials say the crash happened on the wilmington river saturday morning when two senator console boats traveling in different directions collided. nine passengers were involved. two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene the georgia department of natural resources say 45-year-old mark steagall was arrested and charged with boating under the influence. now to the baby formula crisis and the department of health and human services is invoke invoking the induction act that would give cargill priority for raw materials to hopefully speed up manufacturing prices are spiking across the country forcing parents to pay inflated price, even importing formula themselves from abroad our emilie ikeda has the latest. >> reporter: with record levels of baby formula running dry
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nationwide, a crackdown on what officials are calling unconscionable costs wisconsin's governor issuing an emergency order prohibiting price gouging. as new york's attorney general threatened consequences for overcharging her office reporting this can of formula went for 30% more in eerie county and a bottle jumped 50% in cost in the bronx even steeper price hikes seen across online platforms have you noticed price gouging? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: a one-two punch for mother of twin girls samantha collins. >> imagine going and buying a little mcdonald's cheeseburger for $25. most people would be oh, no, i'm going to skip that a lot of people don't have that option when it comes to baby formula now. >> reporter: consumer watchdogs say there is no federal law prohibiting price gouging. while some platforms do have policies banning the practice, they're often not well enforced. what should consumers do >> you should screen shot it
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you should save your receipt and refer it to the local authorities. >> reporter: the out-of-stock rate reaching new highs last week at a staggering 70% across the country, exceeding 80% in these eight states vanessa's desperation for specialized formula drove her to order from germany >> could you have ever imagined being in this position >> never in my wildest dreams did i think i'm going to have to go to the store and not find anything. >> reporter: millions more bottles are set to come from abroad but widespread relief, officials warned, is still weeks away. emily ikeda, nbc news, new york. a busy holiday weekend has gotten even more chaotic for tens of thousands of americans over 3700 flights were canceled over the weekend, along with tens of thousands more delayed bad weather and staff shortages were among the causes of those cancellations. this as the tsa reported nearly 7 million people have flown since thursday
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that's up 25% from last year, and nearing prepandemic levels and on this memorial day, we may see some dangerous weather brewing in parts of the country. nbc's michelle grossman is tracking it all. hi, michelle good morning >> good morning to you both. happy memorial day yeah, we're looking at a depreciation setup in the northern plains, parts telephone upper midwest. we have a setup where we can see long track tornadoes, severe weather, gusty winds, baseball-sized hail, even some heavy snow in the rockies. taking a look at radar we're already active this morning. we've been active all night long that's going last at least through the early part of tuesday. so we're looking at heavy rain even early this morning. we're looking at a tornado threat we've had some warnings pop in and out. this is what we're looking at as we look at radar this morning. the darker colors, the yellows, the reds, the oranges, that's where that heavy rain is falling. you can see that lightning sort of exploding too this is strengthening as they move off to the east where you see that shading there, the yellow is a severe thunderstorm watch. and then we have pink, which is a tornado watch. so we're going to be watching that as we go throughout all day
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today, into the early part of tuesday. so this is from the severe prediction center. we have a moderate risk we don't see that often that's 4 out of 5 on their scale. 11 million at risk for long track tornadoes, baseball-sized hail, and also the chance of damaging winds near 80 miles per hour so we're going watch this area of low pressure bring this weather as we move off to the east here today. also looking at mountain snow. some pretty heavy snow a some very summer-like too as well as temperatures in the upper 90s. all right, guys. we've been talking about that holiday travel over the weekend, and we're going look at any weather-related delays as we look at our next weather spot. >> thank you, michelle we'll talk to you in just a bit.
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it's like the seinfeld rezze ration. >> do you have my reservation? unfortunately, we ran out of cars. >> that's really the most important part. >> reporter: we apologize for mr. lipsur's experience and offer a full refund. but it's not just thrifty. there is a nationwide rental shortage what's driving it? with pandemic restrictions lifting more americans are traveling for business and leisure. and then there are the supply chain problems >> everyone is hoping by now we'd be able to get all the parts needed to strengthen the automotive market. but unfortunately, the supply chain issues are ongoing. >> reporter: the american car rental association adds companies are still trying to restock the inventory they sold off during the height of the pandemic when almost no one was traveling. >> if somebody doesn't return the car on time or perhaps it's damaged and has to be taken out of the service fleet, there is not the flexibility or the extra cars to meet existing demand.
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>> reporter: avi and his family were visiting tampa earlier this year they had a reservation at avis, but there were no more cars. >> i don't understand why rental car companies are renting cars that they don't have >> reporter: how would you rate your experience from 1 to 10 >> a minus 4 >> reporter: we reached out the avis, who said in part they had a particularly high demand for vehicles that day. to avoid car rental roadblocks, experts say travelers should consider renting at an offsite location away from the airport join the company's loyalty program. and exploring alternatives like car sharing services for the lipshur's, they ultimately got to their daughter's graduation, hours later on a shuttle van >> the range of emotions in that >> reporter: a dream weekend for the whole family that started off with a travel nightmare. kathy park, nbc news
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commission them as second lieutenants in the united states army >> reporter: that's tamiya on the left, just weeks ago, when the 21-year-old graduate from fort valley state university in georgia followed in her father's footsteps, officially becoming an army officer. there's tamiya's dad, facing her for the traditional first salute the two shaking hands, then sharing an embrace the solemn ceremony marks the moment a cadet becomes a commissioned officer for this father and daughter, now bound by commitment to their country, the emotions palpable a shared experience they'll never forget >> when i raised my hand to do the salute, i lost all my military bearing, and tears were running out of my eyes i just pulled her to me because i wanted to hold her one more time before i had to -- before i had to let her go >> he gave me my first salute.
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it was just like, oh, my gosh. he was like, i'm so proud of you. i just started crying. >> it became very surreal that she wasn't my baby anymore >> reporter: for the clarks, this military milestone is rooted in their personal history. >> the background for my family in the military starts with my father he served and then i was the second generation and my children were the third generation as well as my wife, who also served she's a sergeant major >> reporter: a family now forever linked by a pledge to protect the nation honoring those carrying on the fight for freedom. >> serving my country is probably one of the biggest honors that i think anyone can have i gave the best that i could for our country. but at this point, i think i gave the absolute most i could ever give. and i gave it in my daughter >> that's for sure our thanks to kristen for that inspiring story. he knows as well as anyone the
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sacrifice and danger involved with that commitment. >> the entire family knows it all too well we thank them along with everybody else for their service, especially today. thanks for watching "early today. i'm francies rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. in honor of memorial day, we want to leaf you wit
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it's monday, may 30th. and on this memorial day, the department of justice is opening a rare probe into the response of texas law enforcement to the uvalde school shooting as the president and mrs. biden visit the scene to meet with families and first responders. >> deadly shootings in multiple states this holiday weekend including pennsylvania, oklahoma, tennessee, nevada, and more danger on the water. two boats collide, resulting in multiple fatalities, and a dramatic rescue of one survivor. the fate of johnny


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