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nate, the latest major storm delivering high winds, massive flooding and even mandatory evacuations is now heading north. >> nfl sunday saw one national anthem demonstration force the vice-president from the stadium, claiming he was following president trump's orders. >> a new list of demands is made by thite house on daca. the border wall and an immigration overhaul. >> i'm jason aldean. this week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in american history. you can be sure that we're going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. because when america is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable. >> "early today" starts right now.
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good morning, i'm phillip mena. >> i'm gigi stone woods in for frances. this morning the president of the united states is looking to reshape the country's immigration system offering a deal to the democrats on the nation's 800,000 dreamers in exchange for funding to fulfill a crucial campaign promise. building the border wall. >> with mr. trump sending congress a number of legislative priorities that seek to alter and revamp the way immigration works in the united states, and while the white house sees the items as a wish list of sorts, to democrats those priorities seem more like a set of demands and liberals are already sounding off. let's go over to nbc's tracie potts for more on the story. tracy, what is the president asking for? >> reporter: he's asking first of all that his border wall be fully funded and built in exchange for legally keeping these dreamers here. the aclu overnight saying that is a nonstarter. take a look at some of the other demands that the white house is making to make this daca fix happen. increasing border
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expanding immigrants who can be dee porlted without going before a judge. they want to remove protections for unaccompanied minor immigrants. so, children who come across the border without their parents. and there's more. allowing local and state police to investigate immigration more broadly. they want to limit visas to spouses and family members of immigrants. specifically minor children. that's an issue that's been tied up in the courts. and, of course, the big one, they want to fund that southern border wall. already reaction this morning from top democrats here, including nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, the top democrats on the senate and house side saying that the administration can't be serious that they are about compromising with helping the dreamers if they begin with the list that is an anathema to the dreamers. going on to say that the president is not making a good faith effort here to do so. so, this really sets up a big fight between the president and co
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to protect those dreamers if at all. >> all right. to be continued, tracee, thank you. >> in politics, professional sports, once more this weekend after vice-president and former indiana governor mike spence attended a colts-49ers game this weekend only to turn around after players took a knee during the national anthem. and while some are calling the move a stunt, the vp himself said he didn't want to dignify the demonstration. nbc's morgan radford has more. >> reporter: vice-president mike pence greeted fans in indianapolis. the colts facing off against the 49ers. when the anthem played, more than a dozen players took a knee. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: pence stood with his hand over his heart and left as soon as the star-spangled banner ended. >> makes no sense to me. it is ridiculous what he did. it just doesn't make sense. he doesn't have any reason to do that. >> reporter: t
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not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag or our national anthem. the protest a divisive issue for millions of americans have created political momentum for the trump administration which has been using the controversy to woo donors for weeks. a question for some whether the walk-out was planned. the president afterward tweeting, i asked vp pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled. >> i think that sending the vice-president to the game was a preplanned stunt. but i think americans don't like stunts. >> reporter: pence's next stop after the game, a fund-raiser in california. morgan radford, nbc news, new york. >> this morning we also have confirmation vice-president did, in fact, plan his decision to leave the game in advance. leaving democratic lawmakers to question if the move was worth it. with congressman schiff tweeting after all the scandals involving unnecessary travel by cabinet secretaries, how much taxpayer was wasted on this s
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player is speaking out. >> this is what systemic oppression looks like, a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out, and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts. >> meanwhile, harvey weinstein has been fired from the weinstein company, the movie studio ecko founded. its board of directors said it notified him citing new information about weinstein's alleged misconduct. the volley wood mogul is facing harassment claims spanning the decades. ashley judd came forward with lurid allegations and that set up a fire storm of publicity. he sincerely apologized for his past behavior, however his attorney threatened to sue "the new york times" claiming the report was false and defamatory. the weinstein company is now considering changing its name. >> one week after the deadliest mass
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history, mourners gathered in las vegas holding a candle light vigil in honor of the dozens of people killed. the city dimmed its iconic lights for 11 minutes honoring both victims and heroes from the tragic event. 11 signifies the number of minutes shooter stephen paddock was firing on the crowd. now nbc's steve patterson has more on how some survivors are struggling in the massacre's aftermath. >> you know, gigi, there are so many families emotionally impacted by what happened now one week ago, but emotion is not all they are dealing with. funerals and medical costs are on top moving forward. we spoke to those families and people on the ground here trying to make a difference. for the families forever changed by those 11 minutes, it's the worst night of their lives. 58 lives taken and for many of the hundreds injured, another nightmare is just getting started. nicole's mother diane was trampled that night trying to escape. she lost feeling in her left leg. >> it's just really hard to see
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like be so upset over it and so sad. >> reporter: now intensive physical therapy so she can get back home to california. but with no health insurance, she says the cost will be astronomical. >> it's going to be a lot of money. >> reporter: to help raise money diane's family set up a gofundme page. it is one of hundreds of crowd funding sites established in the wake of the shooting asking for donations. the most popular called the las vegas victim fund has raised more than $10 million. las vegas county commission chair steve set it up just hours after the shooting. we asked with so many affected how the money will be distributed. there are so many families affected. you set up this gofundme page. how do people get that money? >> what we'd like to do hopefully is get everybody at the end, put a single fund together and then distribute the money out of that in the most fair and equitable basis. >> it's really hard to not be able to take her home with
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and the whole thing is just super upsetting and very tragic. >> reporter: a campaign of relief with the hope that in the face of so many concerns, at least one will be a little easier. meanwhile, investigators executed a new search at the home of gunman stephen paddock, all in an attempt to find fresh evidence, anything that would lead them to a motive in this case. gigi? >> steve patterson, thank you. >> jason aldean appeared on saturday night live over the weekend. the show skipped its traditional joke filled cold open and began with aldean on stage delivering a message of unity and performing the late tom petty's i won't back down. ♪ ♪ i'll stand my ground ♪ i won't be turned around ♪ and i'll keep this world from batting men
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♪ and i won't back down ♪ >> time now for a look at nate with meteorologist bonnie snyder. >> gigi, philip, we're still dealing with nate with heavy rain across parts of the south and in the northeast widespread rain working its way through northern new york, locally 4 inches plus is possible. the temperatures in denver too cold for rain, will be looking at snow, 33 temperature drop from yesterday to today. winster storm warning in effect, watch out for power outages. that is a look at the big weather story of the day. here's a closer look at the day ahead. what a difference it makes depending on where you are. much, much colder through wyoming and colorado where temperature highs will be in the 40s. even in the 30s in the 70s, still though across much of the ohio valley and in the northeast where we are looking at storms. so,
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front in the 90s in dallas. gigi, philip? >> thanks, bonnie. height matters and because it does the new york yankees are going to live to play another day. it was a nail-biter of a game. 0-0 in the 6th inning when francisco hit it into deep right center. all 6'7" of him leaping up in the air to robb him of a home run. and the game winner was served up by the yanks greg bird in the seventh inning, the only score of the game. the yankees win 1-0, still alive, game four is tonight at yankee stadium. >> just ahead, gop infighting getting uglier by the hour. we have the latest. stay with us. tries to get in my? watch me. get in my? ♪ i've tried lots of things for my joint pain. now? watch me. ♪ think i'd give up showing these guys how it's done?
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commander in chief. nbc's peter alexander has more. >> reporter: piercing criticism of the president by a fellow republican, senator bob corker tweeting it's a shame the white house has become an adult day care center. someone obviously missed their shift this morning. those sharp words retaliation for president trump's latest twitter tirade, attacking cork eras a negative voice obstructing his agenda. and a coward who didn't have the guts to run for reelection. the president's budget director an hour earlier praising corker. >> i think it's going to be fun to work with him now that he's announced he's not run fogger reelection because it unleashes him to do and say whatever he wants to say. >> reporter: corker head of the powerful senate foreign relations committee days ago taking this apparent swipe at the president's competence. >> i think secretary tillerson, secretary mattis and chief of staff kelly are those people that help separate our country from chaos.
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kim jong-un touting his country's nuclear arsenal. hours after president trump ominously warned only one thing will work with the rogue regime. >> what is the one thing that will work with north korea? >> well, you'll figure that out pretty soon. >> reporter: the president making clear national security, not health care, is his top priority. >> i want to focus on north korea. i want to focus on iran. i want to focus on other things. i don't want to focus on fixing somebody's back or their knee or something. how did your house do? >> reporter: president trump also dismissing criticism of his response to the hurricane in puerto rico. defending throwing paper towels to a crowd at a church. >> they had these beautiful soft towels. they said throw them to me, throw them to me, mr. president. so i'm doing some of the -- so the next day they said, oh, it was so disrespectful to the people. it was just a made-up thing. >> reporter: as for president trump's feud with senator corker, it could have dire implications for his agenda. the white house needs corker's support on tax
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deal and potentially the new secretary of state if rex tillerson leaves or is let go. philip? >> peter, thank you. >> this morning senator corker is hitting the president right back issuing a number of remarkable charges in the nokts the president was treating his office, quote, like a reality show with reckless threats toward other countries that could set the nation on the path to world war iii, adds being that he was alarmed by a president who, quote, acts like he's doing the apprentice or something. >> just ahead, something happened in chicago that hasn't happened in 35 years. >> and then another disturbing white nationalist rally in charlottesville, but could it be the last? you're watching "early today." s. just walk right in and pay zero dollars with most insurance. plus, when you get a flu shot at walgreens, you help provide a lifesaving vaccine to a child in need through the un foundation. it's that easy to get your flu shot and make a difference.
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leading the news this morning, local officials are reacting to the latest protest in charlottesville. led by white nationalist richard spencer, a group of 40 to 50 people gathered in front of a tarp covered robert e. lee statue saturday night. they carried tiki torches and said you will not replace us. police said it lasted 10 minutes and no disorders occurred. the next morning the charlottesville city council criticized the event and will have a kristen szeization creat. part of the plan could include giving police more intelligence gathering powers to monitor white nationalist groups. >> dove is apologizing after posting racially insensitive ad on
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black woman wearing a brown shirt, then removing her top to reveal a white woman in a light colored shirt. the ad was pulled down saturday, but not before an american makeup artist captured screen shots of the ad. they quickly went viral and received widespread backlash from consumers who denounced the ad as racist. apologizing in a twitter post, they said et they missed the mark representing women of color thoughtfully. >> a 35-year-old drought was broken after the first u.s. born runner won the chicago marathon since 1982. she was able to pull away from the pack late in the race and win in 2 hours 9 minutes 20 seconds. the three-time owe limb i don't know was one of 43,000 racing. hundreds of athletes from hurricane ravaged puerto rico. >> great to see. just ahead, another disappointing opening for a hollywood block buster. plus snl
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snp 9d 07 seconds. the story everyone is talking about after vice president pence left an nfl game when several players refuse today stand for the anthem. this morning what president trump has to say and why some call it a multimillion dollar pr stunt. tropical depression nate is impacting our weather this
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let's get you started with a look at storm team 4 radar, as well as what it looks like outside this morning because we are in weather alert mode. things are not too bad right
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the door this morning, you may need the wipers on high. good morning everyone. i'm molette green. starting things off in the weather center with sheena parveen. i mean, muggy is the word of the morning right now. >> we've been complaining about our hair because it's so humid outside. this is the most humid it's been in a while. >> i gave up on my hair. >> it is because of tropical air. don't be surprised when you walk outside this morning. it is muggier than normal or lately. it's all because of tropical depression nate. that's the rain you see to the west. that tropical depression is going to bring us rain for the morning drive. right now, it's entering fauquier county, la ray and the green is showing us the lighter rain. to the west, the yellow coloring to the edge of your screen, that's where we get into the heavier rain. it's breezy outside, too. look at this south wind coming in sustained around 15 miles an hour for part of the

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