NEW: A climate change fueled
“megadrought” is putting L.A.’s water supply at risk, and the city has a plan to become “water independent” — by recycling wastewater. Whether you call it toilet-to-tap or showers-to-flowers, I drank it. Delicious. #EarthDay
Cheers, everybody. It’s actually remarkable to see the advanced process — micro-filtration, reverse osmosis, and UV disinfectant. Loved doing this story and learning more. I hope you’ll watch.
True, but only after some advanced cleaning by the good people of @LACitySAN!
I know I’m geeking out on an annoying level, but it’s so cool to be up here at the top of the L.A. Aqueduct Cascades. Photo by Dana Roecker, who also shot our story — and drank the recycled water, too.
A special shoutout to @LADWP for the hospitality up here today. An unforgettable experience. Also very peaceful listening to all this water flowing all day long.
Thanks to my colleagues at @NBCNews, @MSNBC, @NBCNewsNow and @CNBC for featuring our reporting on L.A.'s ambitious plan to become water independent by 2035. The final segment, with Chris tasting recycled wastewater himself, might have been my favorite.…

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21 Apr
Forgive my dad-wear, but tomorrow on @TODAYshow and @MSNBC I’ll be live, back at this spot, for #EarthDay. Any guesses where?

Here’s a clue: we’ll take you inside one city’s ambitious plan to prevent running out of water in the face of climate change.
Another clue.
It is not a waterslide, no.
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12 Apr
NEW: Biden DOJ refuses to release key Trump documents about family separations. Among the unreleased documents is the agenda from a May 2018 meeting that included a show of hands vote by Trump officials on whether to separate families. With @JuliaEAinsley.…
In requesting documents, lawyers representing separated families argued materials could show the officials intentionally sought to inflict emotional harm on the children and parents they separated.…
The Biden administration did agree to hand over some documents, largely by unredacting previously redacted material. But DOJ argued in the filing that the government must protect the right of the government to keep certain planning documents confidential.…
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8 Apr
BREAKING: According to a federal court filing tonight, parents of 445 kids separated at the border by Trump admin still have not yet been reached. Lawyers searching have made contact with parents of 61 kids since their last filing, when parents of 506 kids hadn’t been reached.
Of those who haven’t been reached, lawyers believe parents of 302 kids were deported, parents of 129 are somewhere in the United States and 
parents of 14 (down from 16) have contact information that has not yet been provided by the government to the lawyers. (h/t @JuliaEAinsley)
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NEW: President Biden’s family separation task force has identified 5,600 “yet-to-be-reviewed” files for evidence of additional family separations under the Trump administration, according to a senior DHS official who briefed reporters on the progress of the task force today.
“We found the list we had when we came in was not comprehensive and included large timeframes that had not been reviewed,” official said.

New files are from ORR, between January 20, 2017 and July 2017, time period not included in the lawsuit filed by ACLU against Trump admin.
Approx. 2,800 families were separated during Trump's “zero tolerance” policy, and lawyers said more than 1,000 had been separated prior to the policy’s implementation. The official said new files may reveal “a few additional families” who have not yet been identified.
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To get an up-close look at an increase in migration of *asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors* my colleague @BreakingChesky just reported Republican Senators are about to ride up and down the Rio Grande on @TxDPS boats outfitted with multiple .30 caliber machine guns.
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NEW: Biden transition officials say Trump admin delayed action on adding capacity for unaccompanied migrant minors. "They were sitting on their hands," one officials told NBC News. "It was incredibly frustrating." With @JuliaEAinsley and @strickdc.…
Government official who served under both Trump and Biden said non-political staff also brought up the need to open more space. The official said it was "irresponsible of the Trump administration not to listen to us when we were throwing up red flags."…
It was not until five days before the Biden inauguration that Trump's HHS Secretary Alex Azar finally issued a "Request for Assistance," which started the multi-week process of surveying sites to increase capacity. Biden opened Carrizo Springs on Feb. 22.…
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