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the wicked weekend weather while hurricane barry may have been downgraded, the storm still managed plenty of damage with more torrential rains late today and possible tornado >> president trump attacks progressive members of congress in a series of pointed tweets, telling them to go back where they came from critics are calling him racist this as i.c.e. began their nationwide raids on undocumented immigrants >> who turned the lights out on new york city on a busy summer saturday night officials are still looking for the cause. >> amazing, amazon versus walmart as the retail giants battle it out for your hard earned money as amazon prime day is underway. >> i think trump's message excludes people that look like
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me and that are me, of course, but it excludes a lot of people in his base as well. and i think that he's trying to divide so he can conquer, not unite so we can all conquer. >> anything he can do -- >> that is not all megan rapinoe said "early today" starts right now >> good monday morning i'm phillip mena >> and i'm frances rivera. great being back with you again. it's been a couple of weeks. >> sure has. everybody -- it's hard to leave vacation, right? but when you love your job as much as i do, makes it a little bit better >> well, glad to have you back we begin with communities under water, coastal ones, as tropical depression barry churns over the south floods putting people in louisiana and six other states as barrnt battle wn the coast guard rescued 12 people left stranded in flooded homes. kerry sanders is in louisiana with the latest. >> reporter: good morning,
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frances. the flood waters are lower than they were, but the troubles here in louisiana are far from over in louisiana, barry still making a mess ominous skies and multiple tornado warnings and baton rouge took a beating as the storm lingered over the city for several hours while no longer a hurricane, the weather system is still dangerous. what's left of barry is now slowly crawling north. also impacting mississippi, alabama and arkansas, cities like little rock and memphis could see flash flooding even as far east as florida, the storm revealing its sustained power. a large wave shattering a rescue boat window leaving a deputy with cuts on his face. more than 24 hours since landfall and there's still more drenching rain to come a first look at that levee problem in southern louisiana. myrtle grove overwhelmed
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the rushing water threatened to submerge homes, some five miles away >> kind of scary, kind of sad. >> reporter: residents who evacuated came home with a demand they've repeated for years. they warrant government governma new stronger levee >> i'm tired of hearing, oh, we have to do a study, we have to do a study >> reporter: on saturday, the u.s. coast guard rescued 12 people including this man and a dog, stranded by the rising flood waters while in southeastern louisiana, hiwa the paris reopened one side still under water will likely be dry by today with snakes, alligators and of course sewage in the flood waters, health officials are urging folks as they try to get their lives back together, do not wade in the water. frances? >> all right, good reminder. kerry sanders, thank you >> president trump's promised i.c.e. raids on undocumented immigrants is off to a sploe start. the round ups are underway, but
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senior administration officials say so far the numbers are much lower than anticipated but the goelt of 2000 deportations could still be reached in the coming days raids are expected in as many as ten cities the administration says i.c.e. agents are just doing their job, while democrats believe it goes too far. >> we've got compassionate loyal i.c.e. agents who are just doing their job, and it shows you how far we've fallen in that it's become news that they would actually go deport people who have removal orders. >> the simple fact of crossing the border and perhaps having a technical legal violation at that point is being used as a basis for deportation of people who otherwise have nothing in their background >> in 2012, under the obama administration, there were more than a thousand i.c.e. arrests per day on average, but back then families weren't being targeted as they are now meanwhile, the threat of mass deportations spurred nationwide protests over the weekend. >> new york city is back up and running after a widespread power outage cast large parts of the
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city in a darkness over the weekend. everything from subway trains to traffic lights, elevators, broadway plays and even j-lo's concert were affected by the outage now that power is restored to some 72,000 customers, the investigation begins here's nbc's kathy park. >> reporter: when the tower went out in new york city saturday, alan mcvay and six others found themselves stuck in an elevator for four hours relief came in the form of new york's bravest >> i'm here. >> the new york fire department broke through a brick wall because we weren't near a floor to get us out and we're so relieved >> reporter: the outage stretched from mid town manhattan to the upper west side, from above you could see the shadows of the skyline in times square, the usually vibrant billboards went black. underground, some subway trains were disabled, leaving many passengers stranded. thousands rushed outside with
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broadway shows canceled. impromptu performances spilled onto the streets j-lo's concert at madison square c short 30-rock also went dark >> oh, what just happened? >> reporter: a generator kept us on the air during our broadcast. officials still don't know the exact cause of the issue >> the one thing that we are as certain as we can be at this moment about is this was not a cyberattack and this was not an act of physical terrorism. >> reporter: what does this event tell us about the vulnerability of the overall grid of the city >> we think the grid is sound. we are certainly going to learn everything we can about this event. >> reporter: the unexpected brought light in the midst of darkness >> i applaud all new yorkers when things are at their worst, new yorkers are at their best and they're at their best tonight. >> reporter: a city brought back to life five hours later
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>> president trump igniting a new firestorm this morning with a tweet targeting progressive congress women he suggested they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. while he didn't mention anyone by name, he appeared to be referencing four freshmen democrats, none of whom are white, and all but one from the united states. nbc's craig boswell has more from d.c. this morning craig, good morning. so democrats have denounced the president's comments as racist >> reporter: phillip, good morning. a firestorm of reactions to this racist being the keyword that many people are using after this president tweeted a series of tweets attacking four progressive congress women when you take a look at some of these tweets the president sent out on sunday, you just alluded to one of them, the president saying go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came, the president also adding to that, so interesting to see progressive democratic congress women who originally came from countries whose governments are complete and total catastrophe
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while democrats on capitol hill are unifying over this, 2020 democratic presidential candidates are also sounding off. take a listen. >> right now we have a racist president who is demeaning female members of the house for the color of their skin and cultural generation. >> people who build their careers on hate and division and fear and paranoia and making people the other, we are not going to do that >> the president of the united states telling americans that they ought to leave this country because they've been in congress criticizing him. nothing could be more american than standing up for our values >> house speaker nancy pelosi slammed the president, saying he wants to make america white again. there's the president, nancy pelosi's tweet saying she rejects donald trump's xenophobic comments. president trump's hours after this twitter duserhe
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tweets and retweets coming back to this attack, couching it in kind of some election terms. president apparently trying to capitalize on this some divisions between house speaker nancy pelosi and the most liberal members of her caucus. apparently this is doing the opposite it is unifying democrats on capitol hill as of right now back to you, phillip >> all right, craig boswell joining us from d.c. this morning. craig, thank you >> it is officially christmas in july for online shoppers amazon prime day is just kicking off, but competitors like walmart are priming major sales of their own the retail giant has hundreds of deals on its website >> amazon is stepping up its game as well this year to a full 48 hamazon fulfillment center w, ofday they are already working overtime but amazon is not the only company cashing in amazon prime day is july 15th and 16th the black friday of summer starts >> i myself do more online shopping because it's a lot more convenient >> it's a huge incentive
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>> reporter: amazon is rolling out two days of deals. like $100 off the fire tv recast, $130 off the ring video doorbell kit, and 40% off top head phone brands. prime day is now a national event. last year the e-commerce giant sold 100 million products.going even enlisting taylor swift to kick it off with an online concert. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: for other major retailers, it forces them to get in on the big sale action this week walmart is featuring $150 off lg smart tvs, 100 off apple ipa kohl's in with deep discounts on furniture, electronics and household items, plus same-da country the race for spending comes as traditional retailers face a tough year more than 7400 stores have closed their doors so far in
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2019 >> amazon has created this new spike and it's massive implication for real tail. other retailers have to have their share of that wallet if that wallet share just goes to amazon, i think it's going to be tar get and walmart and best buy suffer even more >> reporter: but if you take advantage of discounts online, experts advise shopping with caution. data shows that fake product reviews rose to 28% on prime day last year. fake reviews of bluetooth head sets spiked a whopping double-cl before clicking buy. >> you can compare, you know, att amazon, compare at walmart take the time, because you might find all is not as good as it seems. >> reporter: it's not just about the discounts on prime day workers here at this amazon fulfillment center say they plan to strike later today calling for better, more humane conditions on the job. phillip? >> all right, jo, thank you. really is incredible how a inr for us to spend
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money. >> we're all talking about it still, spending our money the next couple of days. let's check in with bonnie schneider for the areas affected by barry over the weekend. >> that's right, barry is affecting 11 million people particularly in southwest louisiana where we have heavy downpours at this hour and also heavy rain building into the mid south from little rock into memphis and all the way to cape girardo, missouri, heavy, heavy downpours with flooding possible right now with the wind depressions, barry 30 miles per hour, the movement has picked up but that will bring us hea rainvy well into the 90s, we're seeing that in texas right now. barry will continue to bring us that threat even though it is
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a pr becoming a remnant low this is a big rain maker for much of this region. >> all right, bonnie, thank you very much. just when you think you've seen it all in florida, check out this home invasion >> what now? >> hundreds of crabs here climbing on the screened-in porch and all over the yard. heavy rains forced the little critters out of their homes and all over his he didn't have to break out because they cleared out on their own. >> a nightmare researchers uncovered the five steps to lowerinyog ur chances for alzheimer's, and watch the throne jay z and beyonce. get released, and are then circulated by your ac system. to stop the cycle of odors try febreze car vent clips. febreze stops the circulation of musty air by trapping and eliminating lingering odor molecules fo of fresh, clean air. plus, they come in a range of scents including extra light.
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it just kept going and going. and going. in the end, it came down to a thrilling final set tie-break. novak djokovic defeating roger federer and getting that trophy from duchess kate middleton. >> i used to make the trophies of different materials in my room imagining what it would be like standing here >> reporter: this was the first year wimbledon instituted the tie breaker to avoid marathons like the 2010 match that lasted 11 hours over three days >> i gave it all i had right >> reporter: for players and fans, a wimbledon final to remember sarah harman, nbc news, london >> just an amazing sporting event. >> man, impressive on both ends. >> never know how many more of those are going to get a chance to see deputy in florida was injured
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while trying to save a boater in distress during tropical storm barry. it was captured on his body camera the officer said he was trying to help the boater when a big wave shattered the window on his boat, sending broken glass in his face the deputy suffered cuts to his face and body. the second officer on the boat was not injured. >> all right it was a party under the florida kaez this past weekend a local radio station held a music festival at low key reef for diving and coral reef preservation the music was broadcast under water through a boat mermaid in a costume played replica musical instruments. >> thanks for waking up with us. elcome to monday morning.
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it's already july 15th, midway
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through our month of july, with a beautiful, live look outside san francisco. glistening with the lights. good morning to you and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. marcus washington has the day off. let's get your monday started right. a check of the forecast. >> it looks pretty good today. still pretty hot for the inland areas. check out concord, starting out with some upper 60s at 8:00, and we'll go from the 60s to the upper 80s, in a few spots reaching the 90s again today. we'll talk more about that coming up and mike, you're talking about hopefully a smooth morning commute. >> i think it is. the sensors say that, and the reports for chp they calmed down

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