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this morning an explosive story from the washington post that alleges president trump revealed highly classified information during an oval office meeting. late breaking details just ahead. a learjet carrying two people goes down a quarter mile before the runway. what went wrong? too mump caffein killed this south carolina teen. how vulnerable are you to the latest cyber attack? and what can you do to pro10th yo yourselves. sh"early today" starts righ now. >> i'm
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this morning the white house is in full blown crisis management mode scrambling to respond to another explosive allegation, this time from the same paper that brought down richard nixon. revealing he revealed highly classified information to the russian ambassador last week. and quote gave them code word material relating to isis, even saying a specific city where a threat was detected according to current and former u.s. officials. they say no intel sources or methods were revealed. >> the story that came out tonight as reported is false. the president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation. at no time, at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and
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not disclose any military operations not publicly known. >> the question is believinged to have stemmed from a u.s. partner that did not give the u.s. permissioning to share it and it's causing an uproar in washington with both democrats and republicans calling it disturbing, and deeply concerning. for more we're joined by nbc's tra traciepotts. >> reporter: according to our sources he has the right to reveal classified information to declassify that information. the question this morning is why was it done? was it intentional? did the president even realize that this information was classified that he was sharing with the russians? and not only was it classified but it came from a partner that had not given permissi
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you heard snome of the reaction from the national security advisor talking about the fact sources were not revealed but that's not the crux of this report. it's the fact the information was revealed in a way that could allow another country a bad apple so to speak to determine what that source was and that's the concern. >> a lot of questions remain. thanks. and while the west wing is embroild in its latest controversy, the administration is going full steam ahead in its search for a new fbi director. but even before a new director is named, law makers want to know what's behind trump's tweet about secretly recorded conversations with comey. we have the latest. >> reporter: the president's focusing on finding a new fbi director but the one he fired still cast as shadow with new questions about whether the president really
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implied in a tweet or whether he records any private conversations. >> why won't you explain whether or not there are recordings. >> the president has made it clear what his position is. >> so how is any government official supposed to feel comfortable? >> if pt is taping people in the white house without their knowledge, that is a very big deal. >> reporter: to some on capitol hill, it really is. >> if there are no tapes, she should apologize to james comey. >> i doubt if there are but we need clear the air. >> reporter: why? because law makers want to know whether president trump made any improper requests of comey. the acting attorney general sally yates tells the white
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susceptible to blackmail by russia. immediately after the president's briefed. at some point either that day or the next comey is summoned to dinner last minute according to a former senior fbi official. yates meets again with the white house counsel. comey silent so far declined an invitation to talk privately to congress. instead he wants a public hearing. eger to step out of the shadows and share his story. >> that was net nbc's hally jac. they're investigating a fiery plane crash that killed two crew members on board. exploding into a fire ball and damaging two nearby buildings. cars th s in the parking lot we burnt to a crisp. witnesses say it appeared to be in trouble as it tried to land. >> i saw the plane come over in front of us
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side flying iratically and my girlfriend linda was on the passenger seat and she said oh, my god. >> no one on the ground appears to have been injured. deadline is reporting that hackers have stolen disney's new pirate's of the caribbean movie "dead men tell no tales." threatening to release clips of the film. they are evealed that a movie was stolen during an employee town hall. they reports disney is wurorkin with the fbi. disney has not responded to n nbc's request for comment. this follows the malware attack, wannacry. >> reporter: according to the fbi
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dollars in 2015. flash forward to 2016, they found ransom ware emails spiked 6,000%. this latest attack targeted windows xp. a operating system nearly 16 years old. >> the most important thing is to immediately download this security patch and make sure your system is secure. >> reporter: to protect yourself, keep your security soft ware up to date. back up your data on the cloud or external hard drive. and limit the number of employees who have user control access. but if your computer is held hostage, should you pay the ransom? >> in some cases people have decided they have to pay the ransom because the cost of potentially losing that data forever or not having access to that data is too great. >> reporter: the ransom ware thieves demand payment in
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electronic bit coin because it's impossible to trace. perhaps the only way to reclaim your digital life. a new round of peace talks between the syrian government and opposition groups is starting up again in switzerland. they say asaud's forces have been executing thousands of political opponents and burning their bodies to hide the evidence. they believe they're killed in a military prison north of damasks. they declassified these aerial photos from 2013. they say this show as crematorium being built at the complex nicknamed the slaughter house. nikki haley decried asaud's actions saying the attempt to cover up mass murders is reminiscent of the 20th century's worst offenses against humanity. and now turning to the weather. in hampton, iowa caught in that
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lapse video of the wall cloud in the distance. >> nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> yes. this is a peek of the season. already saesk26 preliminary reports and today the risk is right through the heart of tornado alley. this is how many occurred from texas to kansas. that's the highest reports and that's exactly where our threat is today. the best chance of a tornado western kansas, western oklahoma and northern portions of texas and the threat goes all the way down to del rio. now a closer look at your day ahead. temperatures will be warm. we'll get the heating and the thunderstorms will continue well into this evening. we have 50s in the rockies and we're in the 90s all the way up to omaha today with a lot of rain and thunderstorms through mi
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ever encountered a bear? >> thankfully, no. >> how about an entire family in your own backyard? that's what connecticut family woke up to. they saw not one, not two, but three bears frolicking on their trampoline and if you look there's a little one to the left that couldn't figure out how to join the fun. >> that's hysterical. first would be how cute, and second freak out lock the it doors. still to come america's top 10 fittest cities. and the latest wrangling over the president's travel banl.
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>> thank you. >> oh, my gosh. thank you for sharing. >> great. since it's not been on, i've been able to save a little on the tissue. >> couldn't make it out of that either. and they're considering president trump's revised traveling ban. they argue it specifically targets terror groups and falls well-won the president's authority. but they say it create as quote disfar disfavored religion. a decision from the panel is expected in the coming weeks. >> a list of the fittest cities in america have been released. minneapolis takes the top spot away from washington d.c. while san francisco and s j
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♪ in today's quick hits the white house has been turned blue in honor of police officers that have been killed in the line of duty. today mr. trump welcomed turkish president erdogan and taking questions from the press. and she may be down but certainly not out. hillary clinton said she wanted to be part of the resistance and now she's launched "onward together" aimed at advancing democrats s gendau while opposi the president's venture. highly classified info to the russians we didn't expect her to rest for long. u.s. confidence called into kbegz as investors around the globe are talking about the latest crisis. trum
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information to russian diplomats. so how are markets reacting? we ask cnbc's nancy. thank you for joining us. >> reporter: well, this morning we've been watching the dollar trade. there's also data weaker than expected from the u.s. playing in this as well as strength in europe but it could suggest there's some nervousness that the latest rievelation could be for the president. so wait for additional reactions when wall street opens in just a few hours and keep an eye on ford because reports suggest ford motor company could be slashing 10% of its work force. that's about 20,000 people. the company itself has not confirmed specific numbers but they would likely be salaried employees and be don
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sentencing. coming up at 5:00 news 4's molette green explained how kelly mappinged to disappear. >> right nowle angie goff at the live desk with the leader of south korea. >> barely a week after he was elected moon jae-in will attend a summit next month with president trump to address concern over north korea's progress overld
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that announcement comes days after the north successfully tested a missile. moon a liberal has been open to possible talks with north korea if the kirk couple stances are right. >> it's 4:30. the white house is also embroiled in another cop throw versy. >> the president revealed highly classified intelligence information to sergei lavrov and the russian ambassador. it talked about the isolated use of laptop computers on planes. h.r. mcmaster is strongly denying the report. >> the story that came out tonight as reported is false. the president and the foreign minister reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil


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