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just hours from the oath as donald trump wakes up this morning to assume the mantel of the most powerful person in the world. >> celebrations were grand but so were the protests with many more planned for today and tomorrow. >> that as trump's cabinet nominees continue to face stiff opposition. >> extradited to the u.s. one of the world's most notorious drug lords el chapo faces federal charges. >> and a final walk through the white house on moving day. "early today" starts right now. >> good friday morning on this very historic day. i'm ayman moydin. >> and i'm frances rivera. it is inauguration day, and in just hours
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businessman donald trump will take the stage on the wes of the capitol and stand before his family, the incoming cabinet, members of congress and supporters taking the oath of office to become the 45th president. united states. putting his hand on his bible and that of abraham lincoln, trump will take the oath administered by the very same man he once called an absolute disaster, chief justice john roberts. trump caps off what many agree was one of the most unorthodox and unprecedented political campaigns in a generation, and he reveled in the glory of his win last night, kicking off today's events with a concert on the national mall. standing arm in arm with his family members before the lincoln memorial with brilliant fireworks lighting up the night sky, trump made his final remarks before his transition of power. >> there's been a movement like this, and it's something very, very special. i'm going to be cheering you on. you're going to cheer me on, but i'm going to be cheering you on
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special. all over the world they are talking about it, all over the world, and i love you folks, and we're going to work together and we are going to make america great again, and i'll add greater than ever before! thank you very much, and enjoy the fireworks! thank you, everybody. thank you. >> it was just one of several d.c. events for the president-elect after he landed aboard an air force jet dining at the historic union station and stopping by his newly opened hotel in the process, but it was his final event of the night that had his supporters cheering en masse as he attended a dinner at union station and used the occasion to crack a joke about today's impending rain. >> it may rain. it may not rain. i don't care. it doesn't matter. i mean, the truth is, if it really pours,ha
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my real hair and that's okay. that's okay. might be a mess, but they are going to see it's my real hair. >> mike pence chummed it up with the last vice president that hailed from indiana, dan quail, before dancing the night away with his wife karen, but it was pence's basketweave moment. emotion when paying tribute to his state that had many talking. >> the truth is this is a bittersweet moment for us. for the past four years we've had the incredible privilege to serve of the people of indiana as governor, and for all that is before us i have to tell you words -- words cannot describe the honor and the gratitude we feel for having the chance to lead the state that we love these past four years. >> as trump and pence swept in washington protesters had other plans blocking off streets and major intersections in the nation owes capital, making their voices heard in direct opposition to the president-elect. now, some groups vowing to
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celebrations this weekend while in new york a who's who of hollywood actors stood up one by one to condemn the incoming administration from alec baldwin to julianne moore to mark ruffalo and robert de niro, each one lasting at the state of affairs across the country. >> we're all rooting for the new administration, of course, to abandon the divisive, racist, misogynist ignorant plans that's trumpeting. >> tonight we stand united with all immigrants. >> donald trump and steve bannon and mike pence and all these theme are part of the trump administration, they think that you are going to lay down. are you going to lay down? >> no! >> well, this morning trump will wake up in the historic blair house where incoming presidents have traditionally stayed the night before the inauguration. he and his family will then head to st. john's church across from the white house for a morning service at 8:30 a.m. at 9:30, the new first couple will arrive at the white house for t
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first lady michelle obama. following that the four will head to the u.s. capitol for the swearing-in ceremony, and at approximately is 1:25 vice president-elect mike pence will take the oath of office administered by justice clarence thomas. at high noon donald trump takes the oath of office and delivers his inaugural adress. immediately after trump alongside his wife and vice president biden will attend lunch at the capitol with congressional leaders, and they will then travel the parade route from the capitol to the white house, and that's where they will then view the inauguration and inaugural parade with their family. don't miss our special inauguration. it all begins at 10:00 a.m. eastern, 7:00 pacific right here on nbc. >> let's get a check on some of the other stories we've been tracking, especially this breaking news now. two adults and one child are dead after a car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in melbourne, australia. 20 others were injured, including five children who were sent to a hospital in critical condition. they were run over while in
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popular shopping mall area. emergencyer treating this incident as a, quote, mass casualty event and hospitals have been put on a code red. police shot the man who they say deliberate drove into those people. he was arrested at the scene. people were pitting down this man who was wearing red underwear and white shoes. they say the incident is not related to terrorism. >> mexican drug lord guzman is now in the united states extradited from mexico landing in mcarthur airport landing on long island in new york. mexican law enforcement took him earlier in the day whimping him on to a the h.authorities there had originally insisted that el chapo would serve a long sentence in mexico before extradition. however, officials began to reconsider after the drug kingpin made a brazen escape from a maximum security prison in 2015. he slipped into a hole and a shower and then fled on a motor bike for a mile-long tunnel that led to a residential construction side. guzman was ca
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and has remained in custody since then. mexican authorities apparently wanted el chapo sent under the obama administration before donald trump assumes the presidency. he's expected to appear in federal court in brooklyn this morning on drug trafficking charges. all right. rescue remembers still searching for survivors from the avalanche that buried a hotel in italy. authorities say that 34 people were at the site when be a avalanche came roaring down after an earthquake. dozens of rescuers are still digging through the snow and rubble and have made their way into parts of the hotel. at least two victims' bodies have been recovered, but rescuers say they still have hope because the hotel is big, and there could be pockets of air. 4 of the 24 guests at the hotel were children. so far only two people, including the man seen here, have been found alive. >> back to the big event of the day. will it be a beautiful or damp inauguration for donald trump and mike pence? let's check in with nbc meteorologist bill karins who wi
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everything. not everything will be rained up, a period of it. heavy rain along the gulf coast. this is the storm system that will brew through washington, d.c. it's a brief period of rain. right now the clouds are beginning to increase, but the rain is still far off into the appalachians. here's how the timing is going to work out. this is 9:00 a.m. and this is at noon when the swearing-in ceremony takes place. notice the green. it's very light rain over the area. it lingers till 1:00, to 2:00 and by 3:00 when the parade start that's when it goins kick out. that's god news. the inauguration forecast. it's mild at least so not too bad. a brief period of rain during the swearing-in ceremony and then clears out for the parade. a look at the big weather story for the day. now here's a closer look at your day ahead. new england, you get the dry forecast today. temperatures not too bad every we are. a very mild weather pattern pretty much everywhere across the country. we do have to watch out for severe thunderstorms later on today in areas of louisiana and mississippi. we'll give you guys the complete weekend forecast coming up. >> all right. just ah
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doctors are considering whether to remove a breathing tube inserted earlier this week to clear his airway. bush's spokesman says he hopes the former president will be discharged from the icu in a few days. meanwhile, barbara bush is said to be feeling, quote, 1,000% better after being hospitalized with bronchitis. >> in between making his laughed good-byes in the last full day president obama made history with the largest single batch of white house commontations, 339 drug offenders bringing his total number of clemencies to 1,715, more than any other president and more than the past 12 presidents combined. >> more of president-elect trump's cabinet picks were on the hot seat thursday. treasury nominee steve mnuchin came under fire during his senate confirmation hearing and energy secretary nominee rick perry had to explain why he wants to lead a department he once wanted to abolish. nbc's capitol hill correspondent kasie hunt brings us more. >> reporter: on capitol hi,
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secretary immediately on defense over his role in the 2008 housing crisis. >> in the press it has been said that i ran a foreclosure machine. this is not an accurate description of my role at one west bank. >> reporter: former goldman sachs executive steve mnuchin ran one west bank beginning in 2009, the height of the housing crisis. the bank foreclosed on tens of thousands of homes before mnuchin sold the bank in 2015 for $3.4 billion. it's made him the top target for democrats, sparking the contentious hearing. >> senator wyden, i've got a valium pill here that you might want to take. >> and pressed by democratic senator sherrod brown mnuchin also acknowledging foreclosing on military families. >> we, unfortunately, did foreclose on certain people in the military. it was quite unfortunate. >> reporter: repeatedly apologizing. >> i earnestly feel terrible for any mistakes
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that hearing former presidential candidate rick per who once couldn't remember he wanted to be a liberty energy department. >> oops. >> reporter: now saying he values the agenty is he's tapped to lead. >> in fact, after being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the department of energy, i regret recommending its elimination. >> reporter: if confirmed, perry will oversee the country's nuclr arsenal, succeeding ernest moniz, a nuclear physicist. >> that was nbc's kasie hunt reporting. >> coming ahead the tweeter in chief may have become target number one for hackers worldwide and security in and around the capital as you can probably imagine is at an all-time high and what do security experts fear most? that's next. ay something besides video games. every day is a gift. especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook.
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y27mly y16fy fast forwarding today inauguration day is also moving day at the white house. moving crews have just five hours to move out of president obama and his family and welcome donald trump and his, and they may just have less time considering the president-elect's speech is expected to be shorter than his predecessor's. >> and the senate is expected to vote on at least two of donald trump's cabinet nominees after he's sworn in. retired generals john kelly to be the next homeland secretary security and james mathis to lead the defense department. >> and last night the atlas 5 rocket launch at cape canaveral has been rescheduled for tonight at
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technical and range issues. the atlas 5 will be delivering a u.s. missile warning said light to orbit. protests in opposition to donald trump's presidency have already been under way in washington, d.c. with some groups vowing to create chaos and shut down the celebrations. and that's just one of several security concerns ensconcing is secret service today. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams brings us more. >> reporter: more than 100 blocks of downtown washington are closed to traffic with big heavy vehicles in place to stop any attacks by trucks, like those carried out last year in france and germany. >> that is a precaution that we are doubling down on in particular this inauguration. >> reporter: the coast guard is enforcing a no-boat zone on the potomac river with extra security and eyes in the sky overhead. helicopters from customs and border protection will patrol an expanded no-fly zone for private
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in all directions, twice the usual restricted area. this helicopter can also provide live video to law enforcement of trouble spots on the ground. >> we don't even know the electric map. you can look down and know what street you're over. >> reporter: secret service agents have trained on responding to all kinds of trouble from objects thrown at the presidential limo to people rushing past the crowd barrier. another new worry drones, with more than 1.5 million now in the hands of hobbists. secret service agents have trained for the prospect of one bearing an attack, but homeland security officials say they have the technology to neutralize them. pete williams, nbc news, washington. >> really amazing what you see there and what you don't see even more fascinating behind the scenes. >> the secret service trains a lot for these situations. >> just ahead, why is facebook's mark zuckerberg suing dozens of hawaiians over property? and once he takes the oath the tweeter in chief will take security concerns t
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launch attacks against critics but being the tweeter in chief raises unique security questions. >> reporter: it's a twitter transition like never before. a big platform, and now big bullseye. >> all of those accounts are vulnerable to hackers, that that account will be had a high target. >> reporter: donald trump's online voice sometimes sarcastic and sometimes self-congratulatory has seen less predictable than say president obama's meaning a hacker could tweet something outrageous but perhaps believable. >> one tweet can move markets and start wars, so we have to be very careful that the account is secured. >> reporter: so what steps should trump take? maybe two-factor verification making it harder to sign in. plus, password security like changing it often and using a unique one for each account. still, nearly 7 in 10 americans say they don't like trump's use of twitter. that apparently includes the future first lady. >> w
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he would give up? >> the tweeting. >> reporter: even the president-elect himself has reservations. >> i don't like tweeting. i have other things i could be doing. >> reporter: his own online megaphone unless, of course, you've been blocked by him like this high school junior. >> i called him a rejected cheeto. it took off. >> reporter: trump will keep that personal account and since president obama's tweets will be archived under a new handle poet u.s.44, trump will take over the official potus account, too, with its nearly 14 million followers watching every word. 140 characters at a time. hallie jackson, nbc news, washington. >> still ahead, sheriffs are seeing red skittles. details on the sticky situation, plus a look at ellen's emotional and fun farewell to the obama. you're watching "early today." this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth.. a
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eight years after one manmade history -- >> who help you god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> another does the same. >> and we're going to have four incredible years. it's going to be something special. >> it was a contentious -- you know, he tried to switch. >> -- and for some shocking election. >> but today, donald j. trump officially claims victory as he becomes the 45th president of the united states of america. >> and we're going to work together and we are going to make america great again. and i'll add, greater than ever before.
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>> you're watching inauguration coverage on news 4 today. >> the countdown is on this morning as we are now just 7 1/2 hours away from the swearing in of our country's next president, donald trump. the first person in the nation's history to take the oath of office of president without holding an elected or military position. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. we're working for you this morning because today's ceremony and all the events that will come with it are sure to have a big impact in our area. >> let's get you right to the first pictures of the day. this is the scene down at the national mall where people are showing up for today's inauguration. our crews are getting ready to report to you, as well, as you can see here. we'll let you know what you can't and can't bring, especially when the comes to umbrellas. >> a lot of people will
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metro to get to and from the events this morning. >> and check out the scene at a road block in d.c. where police are blocking traffic at had hour. >> we have extensive team coverage for you this morning on air and online. take a look at our reporters working to get you up to date on everything you need to know. >> we have our team firsthand b out across the area. we want to start with your weather and traffic. >> sheena parveen and melissa mollet have you covered. good morning. >> good morning, guys. we are talking about rain in the forecast for inauguration day. so this is something we've been watching all week and it is approaching now. we might have a few showers early before noon, but the main area of rain will be here right at noon today. so if you are heading out there, again, you can bring the small umbrella. we'll tell you more details on that, coming up. just not the large ones. here is a look at the radar
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we're dry. we have showers just down to to our north and west. but the main area of rain, that's still off to our with west. that will be moving in closer to noon today. so here is the planner for inauguration, the swearing in and the parade. 9:00 a.m., cloudy, 43 degrees. not too bad out this morning. by noon, light rain around. could be steady at times. 3:00 p.m., skoours. 48 degrees. by 6:00 p.m., we'll start to dry out and tonight we'll be dry. we'll see the fog forming. future weather, closer to noon, we'll see showers move in. let's take a look at some of the road closures going on because of inauguration with melissa molle the t. >> lots of closures this morning. we have some other closures as you're head intoog town. northbound 395 hov lanes have been shut down between edsall road and d.c. southbound will reopen once things wrap up after the inauguration this afternoon. taking a look downtown, you can
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gw parkway, the ramp to memorial bridge, closed, of course, to vehicular as well as pedestrian traffic. and southbound parkway closed. metro already under b way here. running 4:00 a.m. to midnight today. five stations shut down. archive closed, smithsonian and pentagon. on the yellow line, operating between huntington and gallery place only. aaron. a quiet scene this morning at the white house. it is 4:30 right now and the obama family is spending their last morning as america's first family. donald trump and mike pence will have tea with the obamas on the south portico of the white house before they head down to the capitol will trump will be sworn in. thousands of supporters are expected to pack the national mall to see the ceremony. >> molette green is live to break down what yoca


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