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accident. breaking news overnight. a federal judge rules that separated families must be reunited and blames the chaotic circumstances of the government's own making. we've got the winners and losers from the nation's biggest primary races. the ruling shows that all of the attacks from the media and the democrat politicia are wrong. >> and president trump reveling in a rare judicial win over the supreme court's decision o a travel ban while those on the other side are vowing to continue thet. fi the investigation into the fatal explosion at a texas hospital continues this morning. some possible tornadoes and f vere weather threats hitting different partse country. and get readyor the late night llifes kmiz rating over
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president trump's no-talent jabs. "early today" starts right now. good morning. i'm phillip mena. >> and i'm milissa rehberger in for frances. a shocking upset for a longtime democrat in new york and a win for familiar republican presidential candidate in last night's primaries. j representati crowley, who has spent two decades in coress, lost to 28-year-old progressive newcomer alexandria ocasio-cortez. >> 28-year-old ocasio-cortez is a community organizer who has never held public office. crowley took the defeat in stride, though. he grabbed a guitar and dedicated a perfonance of "b to run" to his opponent. ♪ former massachusetts governor mitt romney also enjoyed an easy win in the utah senate race while both speaking out against president trump and receiving his endorsement. here's nbc national political correspondent steve kornacki. >> all right. here he is a result nobody and i
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mean nobody saw coming tonight. joe crowley, this is o of the top democrats in the house of representatives, somebody who is seen as a future speaker possibly as early as nextyear. he has been upset, defeated, knocked out i the democratic primary in his home district in new york. a first-time challenger, 28-year-old alexandria ocasio-cortez, she has knocked . him this is something that says about generational change potentially in the democratic party, about ideological change potentially. ocasio-cortez, a bernie sandersr sur, a member of the democratic socialists of america. she's called for abolishing i.c.e., immigration and customs enforcement. tonight she has o one of the most powerful democrats in the country. this is a development that's going to resonate not just in the weeksro ahead butbly in the years ahead in terms of what it could mean for the democratic theer headline tonight, party. primaries across the country, this one. out inutah, mitt romney, the 2012 republican nominee for
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president. tonight he hasfficially won the republican nomination for the senate out there in utah. this was one of his strongest states. he's very likey to the next senator there. sets up a very interesting g he'sc given everyth said about donald trump before and everything donald trump has said about him. how would president trump deal with senatey mitt ro we may be, after tonight, about to find out. phillip, back over to >> all right. it's a lot going on there, steve. > thank you. >>a federal judge is giving the government up to 30 days to reunite children and parents who are separated at the u.s.-mexico border. u.s. district court judge dana sabraw has ordered immigration agents to stop separating migrant p children and work to reunite families that have been split up while in custody. while health and han service officials say they're already quickly connecting separated migrant children with their parents, many of those undocumented parents are still waiting on edge as the government has kwlet yet to reu
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more than 2,000 children with their families. tracie potts joins us with the satest. >> reporter: thishe first time we've seen a federal court weigh in on whether or not those families have to be reunited. it was actually a case that began last november before thea zero tol policy, and it was a case that was pursued by the aclu. ey sued and now a court has said those families have to be reunited. we also expect to hear today ng from coss. there's a vote scheduled in the house on whether or not these families can be reunited. but it's a bigger vote on immigration including money for the president's border wall. that vote couldit well fail a lot of lawmakers saying they're voting no becausehe president hasn't weighed in on whether he'll sign it. milissa? >> thank you. major victory for the trump administration. the u.s. supreme court upholding president trump's travel ban in a new ruling. it was a 5-4 decision. opponents including many democratic lawkers were qui
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to slam the decision, arguing it amounts to a muslim ban. and in cities like new york and minneapolis, protests broke out. still the order is a far cry from the one rolled out in confusion in the early days ofe prt trump's tenure. nbc's pete williams explains the court's decision. >> reporter: after a year and a half of confusion,. chaos at airports for those caught up in the first travel ban, repeated smackdowns in the lower courts and revisions from the white house, the court said this latest o can stand. supreme court upholds trump travel tban, presidemp tweeted. wow. let by chief justice john rorts, the court's conservatives said the ban is legal as a presidential act to protect national security. it's an important difference, the court said, that this one was based on a review of how well more than 200 countries do in fighting terrorism and verifying the identity ofisa applicants. it restricts travel from five muslim countries, iran, libya,
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somalia, syria, and yemen. the ruling notes the president's anti-muslim statements in the campaign and in ofonce. >>d j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> reporter: the court said quite apart from any religious sstility, the travel ban based on legitimate concerns for the country's safety, and that's what co tts. justices said that because the travel ban raises an issue of national security, they are not going to get involved in figuring out what a tweet means or a campaign statement means. >> reporte but in a blistering opinion for the dissenters, justice sonia sotomayor said the travel ban was anti-muslim, motivated by amosity toward a disfavored group. she called the ruling gravely wrong. the lawyerhaor theenger said they at least pressured the administration to come up with a narrower travel ban. >> the federal courts forced the president to kind of rejigger e policy and give it the veneer of constitutionality. >> reporter: the decision is a
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defeat for this wdan who wan to get her relatives here. >> my grandparents, my uncles and aunts who live in libya can't come. i recentad a wedding planned last week. they weren't able to come nd at >> reporter: this lifts the legal cloud over the travel ban, which has actually been in forc. since decemb for the most part, it forbids people to move here from those affected muslim countries, but it also says there can be som sitors including students and people who can prove that they're not a risk to public safety. phillip? >> pete, thank you. president trump of course is celebrating the court's decision hailin a it a tremendous victory at the white house. he alsoeized the moment to press for his proposed border wall. nbles peternder has more. >> the supreme court ruling was a tremendous victory for this country and for the constitution. >> reporter: president trump claimi >> the ruling shows that all of the attacks from the media and the democrat politicians are wrong. >> reporter: mr. trump reveling in a rare judicial win. but on capitol hill, docrats
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bashing the decision as disappointing. >> i say who's going tone be xt? is the president going to issue an exeve order against mexicans? >> reporter: keith ellison, then first muslimcongress, warning the ruling should make all americans nervous. >> what they've said is as long as the presint invokes national security, he has carte blanche to do whatever he wants to anybody. >> reporter: republicans rallying behind the president to initially dismiss thihi version of his ban as watered down and politically correct. >> i tell you this is part of the never trump resistance that mischaracterizes this as being a muslim ban. this is not a muslim ban. >> mitch mcconnell's campaign trolling political opponents by posting this photo with neil gorsuch, the conservative justice picked by president trump. >> neilorsuch wasn outstanding appointment. >> reporter: president trump court's o parlay the endorsement into a wider crackdown on illegal immigration. >> what we'reooking for as republicans, i can tell you, is
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strong borders, no crime. what the democrats are looking at is open borders, which will bring tremendousimcr >> reporter: that controversial stan igniting a fierce backlash and confrontations. >> why don't you leave my husband alone.te >> repor transportation secretary elaine chao with husband mitch mcconnell challenged by protesters monday. >> how do you sleep at night? >> reporter: that's just the latest example of these heated confrontations between protesters and top administration officials. new this morning, a law enforcement official tells nbc ws the home of press secretary sarah sanders will now be protected by the secret service. >> peter, thank you. and now to a disturbing story out of new jersey. police there say a body was found at the home of new york giants corner back janoris jenkins. the body was identified as a family friend. 25-year-old roosevelt rene who had beeing at the house as of late. died but on how rene police are investigating the death as a homicide.
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a spokesman for the giants torganization says them is monitoring the situation and as far as they were airwa,ki j was staying at his home in florida at the time. aestructive round of violent storms has brought major damage to the midwest. last night almost 20 million people were at risk of severest ms across kansas, missouri, kentucky, ohio, and tennessee. these colossal storms unleashed damaging winds, heavy rains and enormous hail. the storms knocked out power to at least 16,000 just in missouri, and the governor of kansas declared a state of emergency has tornado strength winds touched down in topeka. >> good morning. we will see isolated storms. these above average temperatures on the move in the middle of the country. then by the weekend to the east bigt, still going to be the story. going to feel like 95 to 105 today through many areas of the southern half of the country. now we're starting to see it expand austin will feel like 104.
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o oklahoma city will feel like 104. wichita, thursday, 105. st. louis 103 on thursday. by the time we get to this weekend, this is the feel-likee teure in d.c. up to 99 saturday. 101 on sunday. still very warm in houston. is your frida dangerous day. that's when it could feel like 105 degrees. thankfully you cool off a little bit by the end of the weekend on here's a closer look at your day ahead. today if you don't like the heat, bottle up this beautiful day in areas of the northeast. unfortunately in the ohio valley, it will be coolish and 70s and 80s but we will be dodging some showers and storms. there's that emprissive 100 degree heat in oklahoma and north texas. we will have thunderstor o threat there too. we'll talk about that coming up. >> thank you. when pre trump visits london next month, there is going to be huge surprise waiting f him. there's a 20 foot tall blimp of him in the form of anecrange
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biggest races and what it means forth november races. chuck? >> what it means in the forecasts, increasing rain chances. you need to be ready for rain drops around here today as well.
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"news 4 today" starts now. i'm proud to stand before you as your democratic nfoinee governor. >> maryland's race for governor
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has officially begun. ben jealous accepted his party's nomination. it is 4:00 a.m. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. welcome back to you. it was a big priry night in maryland. this morning we have the results of the biggest races. >> first we want to get a check on the forecast and the commute. we'll hear from melissa in a moment. first, t we'lln to chuck bell. >> i can tell you anything you want to know. what do you want to know? >> all of it. >> everything you've got. >> i've got to save something for later. 4 things you need to know about the weather. very little sunshinetoday. rain becoming more and more likely as we get into the afternoon and evening. in fact, rumbl of thunder after 6 or 7:00 this ifening. ou don't like hot weather, you need to start looking for a way out of town before friday and the weeke gets re. we're looking at areas of rain in kentucky and


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