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new details surrounding the horrific crash of a marine plane. the investigation begins. this morning we're learning more a about donald trump jr.'s meeting with a russian contact. the white house claimed no white house collusion occurred. the senate intel committee wants to meet with donald jr. republicans are feeling the heat over health care. at least 80 demonstrators arrest ed a as legislators work behind closed doors. excitement is brewing over two new studies that say coffee may help you live longer. dramatic shots of water spouts captured near a popular vacation destination. and the rookie rules the home run derby. "early today" starts right now.
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good to be with you. independent franc i'm frances rivera. developing overnight, 16 people are dead after a military plane crashed in western mississippi. responders rushed to the scene to put all the flames carefully keeping their distance. a lot of live ammunition was on the plane. jessica holly has more from the crash site. >> reporter: local, state and federal investigators are now working together to determine what caused this c130 plane, a military lane, to come down just outside moorehead, mississippi. investigators confirmed 16 people were on board. all 16 bodies have been recovered, but at this time, their families have yet to be notified of their death. investigators believe this u.s. marine corps plane took off from tennessee, but they were unable to tell us the plane's final
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destination. the plane exploded in the air before coming to the ground, investigators were unsure that was the case. i'm jessica holly in mississippi, back to you. military officials are on their way there to investigate the scene. so far a tweet from the marines only to confirm the crash and say further information will be released as available. also breaking this morning, an air force recruiting office in tulsa, oklahoma, was the scene of an explosion of a pipe bomb, according to initial reports. a bomb squad unit arrived on the scene and eyewitnesses describe seeing a backpack being thrown from a motorcycle prior to the explosion. an fbi spokesperson says they have no knowledge on that front. both the fbi and atf responded to the explosion and are at the scene alongside tulsa police. luckily, no one was hurt. the white house looks to be consumed by russia-related
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headlines including this bomb shell from "the new york times." it alleges donald trump jr. could help the campaign with negative information on hillary clinton. writing, quote, before arranging a meeting with a kremlin-connected russian lawyer he believed would offer him compromising information about hillary clinton, trump jr. was informed in an e-mail that the material was part of a russian government effort to the candidacy. questions on russia only grow. his lawyer dismissing reports calling it much to do about nothing. we're joined by tracie potts. good morning, how has the president been responding and what more do we know about the lawyer? >> the fact that he's responded through a lawyer is new. he's hired a criminal attorney to represent him on issues related to russia. let's take a look at statements
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from donald trump jr. through his lawyer dealing with the situation of him meeting with the russian attorney. he says that he was told by someone he knew that there could be information about hillary clinton, alleged wrong doing by the then democratic party front runner. his take away from that was that it could be potentially helpful to the campaign. he goes on to say he had no knowledge of specific information. there was no understanding that he would use the information, whatever it turned out to be, reliable or credible, completely backing away from that. now the senate intelligence committee wants to talk with donald trump jr. he says he would be happy to tell them what he knows and more sarcastically saying i'm the first person on the campaign to ever take a meeting to hear information about an on point went nowhere but had to listen. the attorney, the trump jr. lawyer, has donated to democrats in the past.
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which will be significant in that he'll be representing the president's son. >> certainly interesting, thank you. in hawaii an active duty soldier was arrested and charged with planning to provide support to isis. the 34-year-old allegedly swore allegiance to isis and attempted to provide both military documents and training to the jihadist group. according to the fbi, it was not plotting attacks on the u.s. and was acting all on his own. his attorney said it may appear he may have, quote, service related mental health issues after two deployments to the middle east. in washington the battle over health care has turned in a major test of wills and time. president trump tried to turn up
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the heat as the senate leaves on the august recess. attempting to sway on-the-fence republicans to vote for a plan some say is already dead. it comes just as senate leadership tried again to tweak their health care bill in a series of emotional protests. casey hunt has more. >> reporter: republicans feeling the heat over health care. staging loud protests in more than a dozen house and senate offices. 80 demonstrators arrested. republicans still huddling behind closed doors trying to thread the needle between conservative who is say the first draft wouldn't repeal obamacare and moderate who is thought it went too far to slash medicaid. congressional sources tell nbc news they are hoping to release a second draft by thursday with tweaks to sweeten the deal for both sides. but moderate republican senator susan collins telling nbc news that's not good enough. >> i don't think we can fix this bill by doing a tweak here and a trim there. it needs a complete overhaul. >> reporter: collins is under pressure from both sides.
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liberal groups spending millions on the air waves. >> when you vote on new health care bill, think about what's right for maine. >> the president tweeting i can't imagine the congress would leave washington without a beautiful new health care bill, fully approved and ready to go. in oklahoma where the only doctor is 87 years old and the sole hospital closed last year, kathy benson relies on medicaid and feels abandoned by the president she voted for. >> when he said on the campaign that everybody deserves the right to good health insurance, i think he should have stuck with that. and this right now a lot of people are looking at him as a turncoat. >> reporter: an issue so personal it could shake the president's strongest supporters. >> thanks to casey hunt for that report. vice president mike pence became the latest republican to come out for an all-out repeal of obamacare regardless of whether senate republicans can come to an agreement on its replacement.
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now 18 former penn state fraternity brothers will be back in court. new details emerged in the death of a 19-year-old pledge. panic text messages were revealed sent after a sophomore fell down a flight of stairs after a night of drinking. they include, i don't want to go to jail. hazing is a huge thing. make sure the pledges keep quiet about last night and the situation. and he looked expletive dead. the new evidence unfolding before his parents. >> the text messages were devastating. the family finds it extraordinarily difficult to hear that and see it in front of their very eyes. >> the defense attorneys got into a shouting match accusing her of cherry picking evidence. they have been charged with a variety of crimes ranging from evidence tampering to involuntary manslaughter. in nevada crews are battling
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against a giant brushfire that has scorched an estimated 500 acres. it could be seen for miles away sending ash across the region. a massive fire has ripped through 11 acres in nevada and in california, a fire led to the evacuation of about 4,000 people. now to north carolina, where this water spout was one of several spotted in the area monday. officials say one came ashore as a tornado and ripped shingles right off a home. >> i really want to see the lightning strike right in front of me. that was -- oh, my! >> her wish just came true when lightning struck a building near her home just outside of houston. bonnie is keeping an eye on the
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fire dangers out west. any relief at all? >> lightning is a problem when it doesn't produce any rain because you're talking about fires, which is what we're seeing out west. we also have the heat bitting right in the central plains and across the midwest. it will spread eastward with temperat degrees. a little cooler as we head down the coast.
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chyna's attorney called it revenge porn. the two share a 7-month-old daughter. and "the daily beast," president trump's chief strategist has a painting of himself as napoleon. "the daily beast" took it a step further mocking up what it may look like. good news for coffee drinkers who rely on it. two-thirds of american adults have at least one cup of joe per day. the largest of its kind study finds coffee could potentially help you live a longer life. dr. john torez explains. >> reporter: at this coffee shop in atlanta, excitement is brewing over new research showing a morning cup of joe may help you live longer. >> i look to be here for a long time. so that's perfect. >> reporter: researchers follow nearly 200,000 people over 16 years and found drinking coffee was linked to reduced risk of dying from heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes,
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respiratory and kidney disease. how much? just one cup a day lowered the chance by 12%. bump that to three cups a day and the risk drops by 18%. and it didn't matter if coffee was regular or decaf. >> they did contain a lot of antioxidants. those are probably the contents that benefit. >> drink up. >> reporter: researchers said the benefits of coffee seem to be the same for men and women from many ethnic backgrounds. >> coffee consumption can be incorporated into a healthy diet and lifestyle. really there's no long-term harm. >> cheers to that. dress like a cow, get free chicken. we'll explain that for you. plus more free stuff from your neighborhood 7-eleven. on this 7-11, you're watching "early today."
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so give you a chance to enjoy your summer and then have fall to look forward to. >> looking forward to that one. senator al franken and long-time late night host david letterman are teaming up to take action against climate change. using humor. the comedians co-starred in a new web series titled boiling the frog. the two talk politics and jokes. all six episodes are available on funnyordie.com. >> there's so many options, but great to see david letterman. >> many little girls dream of being a princess. if you're the daughter of the beckhams, that dream can come true. they celebrated their daughter harper's birthday. the newly 6-year-old was treated to an exclusive tea party with a group of friends. victoria beckham shared this photo of her daughter dressed as elsa from "frozen." >> this is "early today." comfortable you are in it.
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unfortunately for many across the plains and midwest, temperatures are going to be hotter tomorrow than they are today. look at wichita, up to 100 on wednesday, st. louis and chicago looking at really warm temperatures. that heat will spread to the east. we'll see in the mid-atlantic as well. make sure you take precautions against the heat. a new study suggests that the earth may have entered a sixth mass extinction ask humans are the primary cause. up to 50% of the total number of individual animals that once lived on earth have disappeared, according to the study. researchers call it a massive erosion of the greatest
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biological diversity in history. some of the contributing factors, overpopulation and extreme weather tied to human-driven climate change. airbnb is investigating a woman pushing another woman down a flight of stairs in amsterdam. they were delayed in checking out. the hostess was heard saying "out" repeatedly before pushing her. you see the woman, she falls and remains motionless. the victim was taken to the hospital and the man was arrested. she believes the incident was racially motivated. airbnb called the incident appalling and said it will take the strongest action it can, including banning people for life. local villages came together to save a lion cub who fell down an 80-foot well. they helped lower a man into a well in a cage to protect himself from the 2-year-old lion. he managed to get a lasso around the cub.
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it happened around 100 miles north of a wildlife refugee. officials say the cub did not appear seriously hurt and is can -- can recover. too bad they couldn't do the scene from "the lion king" where they lift up the cub to celebrate. parents, there's a new gadget that will actually let your kids drive you crazy. we're talking about literally drive you crazy. it's a smart helmet with the handlebars that takes old fashioned piggy backs up a notch. allowing children to steer their parents. it comes equipped with turn signals, a horn and a turbo button. i'm not sure what the tur bo button does, but maybe you can try it. here's the thing. you can't buy one yet. the company is still looking for partners to help with production. i just say you get a bicycle helmet and duct tape some handlebars on it. >> how does it feel on the parent's head? >> another option out there to drive you crazy. >> you're going to carry the piggyback helmet.
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good tuesday morning. we start right now with a live look outside from oakland, as you get ready to start your day. a few cars out there on the road, but actually a pretty good number of cars outside. people getting an early jump here. good morning. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. mike is back with traffic. >> we've got it all. we'll talk about the heat right now. >> it's still going to be hot today. even though in some parts of the bay area we'll bring the temperatures down a few degrees. it's still been really hot. we have had a tough battle here. it looks like it goes uphill towards the weekend. a live look outside in san jose with a few cloudsol

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