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this morning almost 190,000 people in northern california have been ordered to evacuate because of damage to one of the nation's largest dams. and north korea is calling the latest ballistic missile launch over the weekend a success. the latest showdown with the u.n. security council. and heavy snow is expected to fall from upstate new york to new england. ♪ good morning, everyone. it's monday, february 13th. i'm alex witt alongside ayman o
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mohledin and louis burgdorf. oroville dam in california is expected to being developing a hole. they are worried of water spilling out in and uncontrolled manner into the feather river ripping through several communities that lie south of the dam. officials stress that the main structure of the dam remains sound. last night california governor jerry brown issued an emergency order to help the state's response to the situation. let's bring in meteorologist bill karins. we talked about this problem last week. it has only gotten worse, just rain, rain, rain, incessantly so. >> the water coming in was too much to control.
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so they had to fast release the main spillway. that got damaged. instead of using the main spillway, they tested out the emergency spillway. they did that over the weekend and it was doing its job properly. and yesterday they noticed some erosion taking place. and they didn't want the structural integrity -- that's the emergency spillway, they didn't want that undermining it and then have a massive water release down into the valley below. so what they did yesterday is they quickly opened up the main spillway to 100,000 cfs, cubic feet per second, that's almost full open. then they sent all that water, they lowered the lake level of the spillway overnight. so the main huge threat, where they did the evacuation, has since passed. they continue to lower the lake level. throughout the day today, they are going to continue to do that process. so they are sacrificing the main spillway that was damaged, and now it will be significantly damaged, but the dam itself is still intact and they don't
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think it's going to fail. >> that is a scary situation. the u.n. security council is expected to convene later today at the request of the u.s. to discuss new sanctions against pyongan. they say this test was called a success. kim jong-un watched the launch personally. the missile is believed to have a medium or long-range missile, and not an intercontinental ballistic missile. and it does not pose a threat to the continental united states. it traveled 300 miles and crashed into the sea of japan. this was the first since president trump took office. while he didn't aggress the test itself, he did make brief comments with the japanese prime minister shinzo abe at his
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resort in mara lago -- mar-a-lago, florida. >> translator: during the summit meeting that i had with president trump, he assured me that the united states will always back japan 100%. i, myself, completely share the view that we are going to promote further corroboration between the two countries and will further our alliance. >> i just want everyone to understand and fully know what the united states of america stands behind japan, its a great ally, 100%. thank you. >> let's cross live over to
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seoul, south korea. keir simmons is following this story for us. keir, the u.s. says this was not a threat to the continental united states. south korea says this was a show of force to the new trump administration. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. and that is the real fear for u.s. security officials that north korea has vowed to do this and may develop a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. we know combined with the missile test, north korea has also been carrying out nuclear tests. that's the fear. this looks more like the kind of classic north korean approach of trying to get attention of carrying out a test like this to get attention. north korea does say that it has developed significant changes in its missiles and it is testing that. solid fuel, for example, and this is a medium to long-range missile that it fired. but all the same, it does appear to be an attempt to get attention particularly from the
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new u.s. administration. and it is successful in doing that with the call for the meeting with the u.n. security council and china saying it opposes this test. russia even criticizes the carrying out of this test. the real question, really, is not why or how north korea carried this out but how president trump will react. ayman? >> keir simmons live in seoul, south korea. thank you. on the heels of last week's storm, a second round of heavy snow is heading to the northeast today. the situation has turned deadly in massachusetts. a 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a snowplow outside a veteran hospital in bedford last night. officials believe he was hit by the back of the truck while it was backing up. meanwhile, the national weather service expects much of the northeast to see anywhere from 8 to 16 inches of snow today. the storm warnings have been issued for much of upstate new york and new england. coastal areas of maine are under blizzard warnings. public schools have already been
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schooled, announced in boston, portland, maine, as well. and airports across the country are canceling or delaying several flights in advance of this storm. joining us from boston is andrea peterson. andrea, thank you for braving the weather. i hear where you are, boston will get seven inches of snow, perhaps? that's a mess, they don't need it. >> reporter: they definitely got a pretty good system last week, but things are quickly changing. we won't hit the mark necessarily this morning anymore in the boston area. we did get several inches overnight and they are still expected to see more today. but more like the one to three-inch range. that's not the real story here. the real story here will be the winds. just take a look at flag right now. you can see we are gusting to about 25 miles per hour. but those winds could really strengthen. it's all thanks to something we call, bear with me, we are going to geek out here, it is called
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bo bombogenesis. that means the winds are strengthening throughout the day. yesterday we were between the rain and snow mix, so this is a crunchy, heavy snow. it is really sticking to any kind of tree limbs out there. so all the trees, all the power lines now on this wet, heavy snow on it. the winds are expected to pick up to 50 miles per hour. the bigger threat will be power outages. >> something to look for, thank you so much, indra peterson, in boston for us. the white house is leveling baseless allegations about rampant voter fraud and promising action. politico and the associated press report that president trump claimed during the thursday lunch with senators that he and republican senator kelly ayotte lost in new hampshire because of voters bussed in from out of state. the president's comments reportedly caused an uncomfortable silence in the room. ellen weintrach asked for the
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president to show his information. >> the issue of bussing voters into new hampshire is widely known by anyone who worked in new hampshire politics, it is very real, it is very serious. this morning on this show is not the venue to lay out all the evidence, but i can tell you this, voter fraud is a serious problem in this country. >> you have provided absolutely no evidence. the president has made a statement. >> the white house showed lots of evidence. dead people are voting, non-citizens being registered to vote, george, it's a fact, and you will not deny it that there are massive numbers of non-citizens in this country who are registered to vote. that is a scandal. we should stop the presses. and as a country, we should be aghast at the fact that you have people of no right to vote in this country, registered to vote, canceling out the franchise of lawful citizens of this country. that's the story we should be talking about. and i'm prepared to go on any show, anywhere, any time and repeat it to say the president
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of the united states is correct 100%. >> well, you just repeated -- you just made those declarations, but for the record you have provided zero evidence. >> meanwhile, a mexican green card holder was put in prison for voting five times. she was brought to the u.s. as an infant and didn't know the difference. i was told all my life that i was a u.s. citizen. she will likely be deported after her imprisonment. she has four children in the united states ages 4 to 16. and a veteran republican spoke out against the white house's claim against new hampshire. tom rath wrote, let me be as unequivocal as possible, allegations of voter fraud in new hampshire are baseless without any merritt, it's shameful to spread these fantasies. while a former gop chairman
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offered to pay $1,000 to the first person to proven that one out of state person took a bus from ma to new hampshire last election day. and in the event, bernie sanders openly questioned the president's sanity. >> right now we are in a pivotal moment in american history. we have a president who is delusional in many respects, a path logical liar. >> those are strong words. >> those are strong words. >> can you work with a pathological liar? >> well, it makes life very difficult, and not just for me. i know it sounds -- it is very harsh, but i think that's the truth. when somebody goes before you and the american people and says, 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the last election. nobody believes that. there is not any evidence. what would you call that remark? it's a lie, it's a dilution. >> we are joined live this
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morning from capitol hill, matt, we saw steven miller make the rounds on the morning shows, a lot of surprising claims from him across the board. >> yes, so he defended these baseless claims about voter fraud. he also talked a bit about the travel ban and claims sweeping powers for the president to make this sort of ban on immigrants from the seven countries. obviously, the court has taken issue with that, but he said, look, the president's powers here are beyond question. and we know that he impressed one audience because trump tweeted out later in the day that miller did a great job representing him on the sunday shows. so trump was certainly happy with the performance. >> talking about the travel ban, there's discussion about whether or not the white house will appeal to the supreme court. will they go back and start a new travel ban that may try to include the language of the federal court? >> so many of us were expecting them to appeal the suspension of
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the ban and the supreme court right away, but they have not done that yet. they have kept that on the table, but they have said all options are on the table. they might appeal the state of the supreme court, they might continue arguing it on the merits, on the district and circuit level, or they may try to rewrite it and recraft it in some way. so people are just waiting to see at this point. but the lal questions around it are not going anywhere. >> thank you so much, matt. >> thank you. turning from politics now, the music world is mourning the loss of influential jazz singer al jarreau. the legendary vocalist died in los angeles at the age of 76. he was hospitalized due to exhaustion forcing him to cancel upcoming tour dates and officially retire from the road. he was best known for his unique style that crossed over from jazz blending pop, soul and latin into his music. over the course of his 45-year
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career, he won seven grammys for his work. and the u.s. department of education is fighting off criticism after a series of misspelled tweets over the weekend. yesterday morning the department's official twitter account up correctly spelled the last anytime of e.b.dubois. later they updated the tweet saying, our apologies for the misspelling. and the president is taking notice there with an awkward handshake. and a winter storm is bearing down on the northeast. we have those stories and much more coming up next.
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all right. those were a few of the images showing california's overflowing lake oroville dam. we'll bring in bill karins for more on the weather. >> i'll give the forecast for that area. the important thing is what they need to regulate now is that the lake, the dam is at full capacity. they have two damaged spillways. so they know how fast they can allow the water to release, but they don't want to flood the levee system below the river either. so they have to play a balancing game between the water coming in and the water coming out. they need to keep it pretty level. here's the sacramento area on the map. this is the oroville area. we are okay the next two days. they have a few clouds and there wasn't a lot of rain over the weekend. here's the forecast for the next seven days. we have two storms coming in, one on wednesday and another on saturday. and this is the oroville area. these are the mountains that feed the reservoir.
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this red and pink, that is four to five inches of additional rain in the next week. and it all funnels in, so it is not just four to five inches, it multiplies because of the way the basin will flow in. so it is a challenge. even though things are improving with the lake levels going down, they have a challenge in the coming days. so let me go back to show you what is happening in the northeast. we had a lot of snow and ice and messy stuff yesterday throughout the northeast. right now the storm is in the gulf of maine, blowing up into the big nor'easter or blizzard conditions. the worst of it now is portsmouth northwards. boston is not that back. as far as additional snowfall is going to go, again, bangor is going to pick up another six inches. augusta, six inches. but the worst of it is ending throughout all areas to the south there. so that is a little piece of good news for this region. and then we had some of the pictures yesterday to show you from the hartford area and boston area. connecticut wasn't exactly -- again, we had the snowstorm on thursday to leave about 6 to 12
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inches. then yesterday we had another coating on top of it in this area. things are improving today. some cools are delayed and canceled throughout the region. but we are wrapping up, except for our friends in maine, this storm is just about done. except for the wind, though, be prepared. it will still be windy throughout the northeast. >> all right, thank you, bill, for that. still ahead for all of you, it's been more than 800 days since the uconn women's basketball team has lost a game. will they reach a new milestone today? louis has that story coming up next. when you find something worth waiting for, we'll help you invest to protect it for the future. financial guidance while you're mastering life.
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and now donald trump can't shake hands right. >> thank you. thank you very much. ♪ >> he really likes to bring it in for the real thing. kind of a slow night in sports, the knicks did beat the spurs, but instead we thought we would do post-game analysis on the art
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of the handshake. president trump and the japanese prime minister shared a handshake on friday that kept going and going and going. in fact, the leaders said it lasted a full 19 seconds. when it was over, the prime minister showed some relief, readjusting in his seat and looking over his shoulder. but it's not if first awkward exchange for abe. back in 2014, he had some trouble getting a grip with president obama and the australia prime minister at the g20 summit. the former president had another threes company moment, this time in canada with the country's prime minister and the leader of mexico. back in 2009, president obama reached out to a police guard at 10 downing street in london. but when that happened, they
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said it was terrible. and president bush's impromptu shoulder rub of angela merkel that happened back in 2016, that one was rough. we do one open sports story to watch today. the uconn women's basketball team has not lost one game in more than two years. and the lady huskies are looking to make it 100 straight with 36 consecutive wins on the road. they have an ncaa record of 99 straight wins that is 11 more than the men's record of 88 held by ucla. the lady huskies have not been ranked lower than number three during this streak. the top-ranked uconn will host number 6, south carolina, tonight. tipoff at 9:15. pretty incredible streak there, guys. >> yep. >> do you think that will be in the history books if they lose tonight? >> i like the handshakes better.
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>> we were practicing -- we were definitely -- >> that looks good, a firm one. still ahead, the national security adviser michael flynn is falling under scrutiny after talking to a russian diplomat about u.s. sanctions. plus, we have all the highlights from the 59th grammy awar awards, including the do-over from adele. we'll talk about it. this is my. retiring retired tires. and i never get tired of it. are you entirely reprepared to retire?s. plan your never tiring retiring retired tires retirement with e*trade. i'm in vests and as a vested investor in vests i invest with e*trade, where investors can investigate and invest in vests... or not in vests. sign up at and get up to six hundred dollars. this is one gorgeous truck. special edition.
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welcome back. i'm alex witt alongside ayman mohyeldin. nearly 90,000 people in southern california are under evacuation orders after an emergency spillway from lake oroville was deemed too close to failure. officials began to use the relief system after the dam's primary spillway also developed a hole early last week. the officials stress that the dam's main structure remains sound. and the president is likely to get a secretary of treasury today. they will vote on the nomination of steve mnuchimnuchin. mnuchin said he worked hard to keep many inside their homes during the financial crisis. and south korea says the missile traveled 500 miles before landing in the sea of japan on sunday. the launch which has largely been seen as a test for president trump came while the
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president was meeting with the prime minister of japan. both have condemned it. and the president is looking to reinstate restrictions from entering the u.s. from seven dominantly muslim nations. he said the ninth circuit ruled that's week that the travel ban should be suspended. he said the new order could come as early as today. >> reporter: you spoke about how you're going to win this court battle against the immigration and travel ban. you also talk about -- >> unfortunately, it takes statutory rules and time. >> meanwhile, hundreds of illegal immigrants were rounded up last week that were targeted individual criminals. but president trump tweeted yesterday that the crack down on
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illegal criminals is merely the keeping of my campaign promise. but the arrests have sparked fear and anger in the immigrant communities. in fact, they said that the recent raids raised, quote, human rights concerns. joining us now, new york times reporter jeremy peters. we'll talk about the issue of the travel ban, the night what the ninth circuit issued their decision, we saw donald trump say, see you in court. it seems now that has been somewhat shelled for the other plan to draft a new executive order. which way do you think it's leaping? >> i think they are still working it out. as trump said, he likes to keep us in us is pence, which is true. well, that's half-true. he likes to keep us in suspense and the other half is they have not figured out what to do. they could file a new executive order. it could be that simple. they could appeal it again, but the question of whether or not trump could lose in the court is weighing heavily on the administration right now. and they don't want to lose. another option that i think is less likely but something you're
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hearing chatter about, especially on the right, is having trump just defy the courts altogether and go ahead. there are people like pat buchanan who advocated for this saying, abraham lincoln wanted to throw the chief justices of the supreme court in jail. why can't trump stand up to the elitist courts in there's a little bit of that going on as well. >> donald trump noted that the conservatives and the evangelicals and the access they have. do you get a sense of how they are feeling the first 24 days of this administration? >> this is a group that reluctantly came around him during the course of the campaign. of course, it was not a natural fit. but evangelical christians, the religious right, they don't need to vote for one of their own. just remember how they got behind ronald reagan. he was divorced and his wife consulted an astrologer in the white house.
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so there was a little bit of a clash, culture clash in that regard. but if you look at what trump has done and how he's led in the first three weeks here, he has led consistently to the hard right. his supreme court pick, i wouldn't necessarily describe him as hard right, he is very conservative. and there are rip opinions that side with businesses that want to ignore government mandates because of the sacrilegious liberty. the justice would vote to strike down abortion rights. this is all the religious rights they wanted. they wanted a president who was going to nominate a solidly conservative supreme court justice. they knew donald trump would do that because he pledged to do that and they got that. >> jeremy peters, thank you for getting up with us. don't go too far, we have "morning joe." amid questions on phone conversations with the russian ambassador, now michael flynn is under increasing pressure. "the washington post" revealed last week that flynn and sergey
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had a conversation. >> on christmas day he sent a text and they talked about wishing each other a merry christmas and he also expressed sorrow for the incredible loss of life in the plane crash. >> but that means there could have been other conversations about the sanctions -- >> i don't believe there were conversations. >> but nbc news learned from the administration official that pence's only source for saying that flynn did not discuss that
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was by michael flynn. aboard air force one friday, the president told the press he didn't know anything about the reports as an msnbc adviser discussed the sanctions before being sworn in. flynn joined the president for the weekend. while at mar-a-lago, the president voiced his concern over the comments and said they were fake news. here's what steven miller said yesterday. >> before i let you go, does the president still have confident in his national security advise her? >> that's a question that i think you should ask the president. the question that you should ask reince, the chief of staff. i'm a policy adviser. and my question was to answer the policy questions you have. general flynn served his country admirably. he's head of the defense intelligence agency and i look forward to having more discussions on this in the future. >> if you thought you were in
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the clear, think again. another round of heavy snow is heading for the east coast coming on the heels of the winter storm. much of the northeast could see anywhere from 8 to 16 inches of snow. joining us from boston, nbc news meteorologist indra peterson. thank you for breaking that cold. i know that school is already canceled there today because of the expected snow. what is it looking like right now? >> reporter: you know, right now it looks like we may get another band of light snow making its way to the boston area. looking for an additional one to two inches with the band. we are balming out, that's the terminology. o you go with weather geeks here, that means we are dropping 24 millibars in 24 hours. that means the winds will start to gust. we are gusting about 24 miles per hour, but as we go throughout the day, this system is still strengthening meaning
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the winds are going to be picking up. so here's the problem, we're looking at winds that can be gusting as high as 50 miles per hour. and yesterday we were kind of switching between rain and snow, so the snow is very crunchy. it's that heavy snow that is really sticking to all the branches. think about tree limbs coming down. think about the weight on the power lines. once those winds really start ripping up here, we'll see them gusting to 50 miles per hour. the big concern is whether or not we're going to be seeing a lot of power outages throughout the city. the temperature is 11 degrees right now, so the combination is in store for a big system throughout the day here. >> indra peterson, thank you. still ahead, a grammy night to remember. >> adele certainly dominated, and bruno mars does prince some serious justice. we're back in a moment. >> come on! let's rock! ♪
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earlier this week you said there was a terrorist attack in atlanta. >> yeah, i said that wrong when i said it. and you wrote it, which makes you wrong. obviously, i meant orlanta. i have a whole list here of things you never write about. the slaughter at fragelrock. the night they drove old dixie down. okay? and then there's some light terrorism this weekend when nordstrom's decided to stop selling ivanka trump's line of clothing and accessories. okay, and that is nordstrom's
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loss. because these are high, high quality products. in fact, i'm wearing one of her bangles right now. it's beautiful, it's shimmery, it's elegant and at $39.99, it is unbelievably affordable. okay? and don't even get me started on her shoes. because these babies are a real head turner. >> how do you come out of that without cracking up? anyway, let's go right now to the weather with meteorologist bill karins. >> i'm impressed with the flexibility of getting the leg up that high. >> i thought that same thing. >> no laughing matter in central california. things have improved. when the evacuation order came out for 100,000 people, that's as scary as it gets, thinking about a wall of water coming down on you. here are pictures from yesterday before dark. this is the picture of the emergency spillway. again, only to be used in cases of emergency. and the reason they needed to
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use it is because of the spillway they normally use has a huge hole in it towards the bottom. these are pictures of the mass evacuation. and then, again, it's not just the dam, now they are releasing water at a fast rate. so downstream, this is marysville, now they are getting flooding downstream. and they are worried about the pressure on the levees there. if the levees give way, then we get flooding. so they are trying to pick their poison now. the bottom line is it's too much water. the dam itself is structurally sound. the dam here, it is huge. this is one of the second biggest reservoirs in the state of california. the dam is safe. this is the spillway here. about halfway down the spillway, there are big holes opening up. so they had to stop limiting the amount because they wanted to try to save this stricture or structure. they wanted to save this spillway, the water started to come down here, but toward the top they noticed a big hole opening up. what they didn't want to happen is that it would go under that and just release a big chunk,
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maybe the top 10 to 30 feet of the lake, that's what they needed to avoid. they didn't know if that was going to happen so they told everyone to get out of dodge. then they opened up this spillway about as fast as they possibly could. and then they said, forget the hole towards the bottom, we'll deal with that problem later. at 5:00 p.m., the lake level was at 901 feet. they doubled what was going on here. this was the output here. so this was about 54,000 cubic feet per second. and then they opened this up to about 100,000. so that dropped the lake level, whether is located here, to 901. this is how slowly it was. the key number is 901. that's where it goes over the emergency spillway. and now they are down to 899. so the lake level is lowering. but again, there's a lot of water and more rain to come. >> bill, thank you so much. last night's grammy awards were all about adele. she opened up the show with a performance and then took home
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awards in all five categories in which she was nominated to become the first artist to sweep the top three categories for best album, record and song of the year. and she ousted beyonce for all the top spots including the winner herself. >> tonight whipping this kind of feels full circle. i can't possibly accept this award. and i'm very humbled and very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is beyonce. the lemonade album was just so monumental, beyonce, so monument tall. and so well thought out and so beautiful and soul bearing. and we got to see another side that you don't let us see. and we appreciate that. >> great speech by adele there. she also was caught in the middle of one of the night's more difficult moments that came during a tribute performance for the late george michael. the singer stopping mid-song after realizing her vocals were
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off key. >> i know it's live tv. i'm sorry, i can't do it again like last year. i'm sorry for swearing and sorry for starting again. can we please start again? i'm sorry, i can't mess this up for him. i'm sorry, i can't. i'm sorry for swearing. i'm really sorry. >> she didn't want to do it the wrong way, so she does it again after apologizing profusely for the vocal error and the f-bomb. she regained her composure and finished beautifully. it was also a big night honoring the late david bowie who released his last album just days before his death. he won in all five categories in which he was nominated. and the lighter moments that happened when the best duo for pop performance was named. >> and the grammy goes to --
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stressed out, 21 pilots. >> yes, 21 pilots decided to accept their grammy without pants. but there is a story, which according to the band member tyler johnson, began in columbus years ago before their music got off the ground. >> i called him up and said, hey, josh, do you want to come over to my rental house and watch the grammys? he said, yeah, who is hanging there? i said, a couple roommates, come and watch the gloomies with us. as we were watching, we noticed that every single one of us was in our underwear. and seriously, josh turned to me, and we were no one at that time, and he said, if we ever go to the grammys, if we ever win a grammy, we should receive it just like this. >> and that can't end without mentioning ceelo greene who showed up in the all gold ensemble as his alter ego gnarly
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republican lawmakers faced combatant constituents over the weekend as some held town hall meetings. and they faced fury from citizens over president trump's
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policies. >> shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! shame! >> well, you heard that mess am loud and clear from voters in georgia chanting "shame" at the event for david perdue and jodie heiss in greenberg on friday. the lawmakers were not there, but much of the crowd was driven there from metro atlanta. they took notes on matters including the future of obamacare. and similar scenes at the louisville, kentucky, airport. where many did not welcome mitch mcconnell home. he did not leave through the airport terminal resulting in the crowd chanting "mitch is a chicken!" then in wisconsin, tense moments on saturday featuring
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jim sentenbrenner. and then protests in cincinnati who greeted rob portman on friday. he was scheduled to appear in a local chamber of commerce event but didn't show up. the spokesman for the senator said he was unable to make it due to early morning senate votes. donald trump is expected to meet with another foreign leader today. the canadian prime minister justin trudeau, and trade is expected to be a major topic. we'll bring in nancy hungerford live from london. nancy, set the stage for today's meeting. >> well, as you suggest, trade, that 545 billion dollar trade arrangement between the two countries will be front and center when the canadian prime minister comes to the white house. and expect prime minister trudeau to point out the fact that canada is the biggest trade customer for 35 united states. states within the country, and
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that is his argument as to why he doesn't want to see changes to nafta. the president has been critical of nafta suggesting at times to make big amendments, but the canadian prime minister says what is good for canadian jobs is also good for u.s. jobs. so keep the focus on talks later today. meanwhile, the president's promise to bring in phenomenal tax reform just one of the reasons we saw fresh records on wall street again friday. as of this morning, futures are pointing to another open and positive territory on wall street. guys? >> nancy, one more question here, the wireless wars are heating up and verizon seems to be getting in on something it has been resisting for a while. i think consumers will be pretty happy about it. >> well, that's right. verizon is getting on the bandwagon when it comes to unlimited data plans. this is very much moved as a view to compete with sprint and t-mobile that offer similar unlimited plans. however, verizon's will be more
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expensive. we are talking about a plan for $80 a month for a single line to come with unlimited data, talking and texting. but customers must sign up for auto pay and paper-free billing to get the new plan. and the family plan comes in for four lines at a cost of around $180. guys, back to you for now. >> nancy hungerford live from london, thank you so much. still ahead, a look at the stories happening in the day ahead. and coming up on "morning joe," we are joined by senator chris coops and -- chris coons. >> "morning joe" is just moments away. here's to all of you early risers, what's up man? go-getters, and should-be sleepers. from all of us at delta,
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let's go to kelly o'donnell with more. good morning, kelly. >> reporter: good morning, alex. the president headed home from florida with a lot of issues on his plate, dealing with immigration, the controversial travel ban and what steps to take next. at the white house today he'll be meeting with canada's prime minister justin trudeau, who has been publicly critical of the ban suggesting that it was including a religious test. so trudeau tweeted to refugees around the world, welcome to canada. and later in the week, the president will also have a very high-profile visitor. israel's benjamin netanyahu, one of the president's closest friends on the world stage. and they have many issues in common. but we don't yet know when the president will make his next moves on that travel ban. will he fight it in court? or will he issue a new executive order? alex? >> kelly o'donnell, thank you for that. that does it for us on this monday. i'm alex witt alongside ayman mohyeldin and alex burgdorf. "morning joe" starts right now. earlier you said there was a
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terrorist attack in atlanta? >> yeah, i said that wrong when i said it. and then you wrote it, which makes you wrong. obviously, i meant orlanta. i have a whole listorlonta. i actually have a whole list that you guys never write about. the horror at six flags. the fragle at rock and the night they drove old dixie down, okay? and there is light terrorism this week when nordstrom decided to stop selling ivanka trump's line of clothing and accessories. okay? and that is nordstrom's loss, because these are high -- high quality products. in fact, i'm wearing one of her bangles right now. it's beautiful. it's shimmery and it's elegant and at


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