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it's been happening for a very long time. >> right now we have the chance to be heard. we're sick as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. >> we're more united as an industry more than we've ever been. men and women. >> the me too movement dominates the golden globes, moving the discussion to a whole new level. >> after a weekend surrounding the tell-all "fire and fury" president trump returns from camp david to face a whole new set of challenges. >> and america's new olympic hopefuls as the team begins to solidify. >> and will we get a break from the temperatures early this week? "early today" starts right now.
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welcome to a new week. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. >> many celebryes wearing black on the red carpet. some also wearing pins that read time's up. that's the name of a new coalition to fight sexual harassment and assault in hollywood. something host seth meyers didn't hesitate to address. >> good evening ladies and remaining gentlemen. it's 2018. marijuana is finally allowed and sexual harassment finally isn't. >> strong female leads and their stories were honored right off the bat with nicole kidman and elizabeth moss winning awards in the first half hour of the show. natalie portman pointedly copresented the award for best director saying this is all the male nominees. one of the highlights was oprah winfrey honored with the
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lifetime achievement award. open with a is one of the first african-american women to receive the prestigious award. and another first sterling k. brown was the first black man to win best actor in a tv series, "this is us." >> reporter: the after party is in full swing and while the winners are celebrating perhaps the biggest winner of the night is female empowerment. >> "three billboards." >> reporter: the story of a mom seeking to avenge her daughter's murder. and the film's star won best actress. >> the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. we are here for the work. >> reporter: her comments part of a night that began with stars wearing black on the red carpet to highlight gender inequality, a mood reached a crescendo with
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a rousing speech by cecil b. demill award recipient oprah winfrey. >> i want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. >> reporter: gary altman for "darkest hour." >> go to city college and then to jail. >> reporter: "lady bird" won best musical or comedy and best actress. best animated film went to "coco." streaming series scored big. elizabeth moss won best actress. amazon's "the marvelous mrs. mazell." "this is us star" sterling k. brown captured best actor in a
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drama. it was the theme of female empowerment -- >> it's great to understand how powerful you are. >> reporter: that made this a golden globes unlike any other. many say what we saw tonight could be a precursor of what we may see throughout awards season. but others say it's a watershed moment that could lead to lasting change within hollywood by putting more women in positions of power. reporting from beverly hills, i'm stephanie stanton. frances, back to you. stephanie, thank you. >> for those looking forward to president trump's fake news awards, you'll have to wait. the president saying on twitter that those awards will now be presented on wednesday for the quote, most corrupt and biased of the main stream media. the tweet coming as a scathing new book is once again raising questions in the media about the president's fitness to lead. steve bannon is seemingly backtracking on comments that he made to the book's author.
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michael wolff. in a new statement he reiterated unwavering support for the president and called the book inaccurate. >> reporter: former white house chief strategist steve bannon apparently trying to patch things up with president trump. in a statement, bannon said donald trump jr. is both a patriot and a good man, but bannon had reportedly told the author michael wolff that trump junior and son-in-law jared kushner's meeting with a russian lawyer was treasonous and unpatriotic and that prosecutors were going to crack don junior like an egg on national tv. >> it reads like an angry vindictive person spouting off. >> reporter: but wolff stands by what he wrote.
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>> if i left out stuff it's stuff probably even more damning. it's that bad. it's an extraordinary moment in time. >> reporter: president trump fought back sunday tweeting, i've had to put up with the fake news from the first day i announced i would be running for president. now i have to put up with a fake book. "fire and fury" claims those around the president questions the intelligence and mental fitness but his team disputes that. >> they're just ridiculous on their face. >> reporter: the cia direct also says the president is fully engaged and understands complex issues. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. in washington state, a manhunt is under way for a suspect who shot and killed a sheriff's deputy. the deputy was responding to an armed robbery at a home involving two suspects. he was struck just after 11:30 p.m. while chasing after one of the suspect. the three-year veteran of the force was transported to a
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hospital where he died from his injuries. the gunman, an unidentified black male, took off on foot and is still out there. the other suspect, a white male, was found dead at the scene. in a tweet police warned about road closures as the search continues. they're describing the suspect as arm and dangerous, and they are urging residents to stay inside their homes. the bomb cyclone came and went and there's finally some relief in sight. brutally cold conditions remain in parts of the u.s. the cold snap sent temperatures plummeting to new record lows over the weekend. in boston some drivers still haven't cleared the snow that buried their vehicles. temperatures plunged to negative 2 there on sunday. it was an all-time record low since 1896. the frigid temperatures caused more chaos for travelers. according to the flight tracking website flight aware, as of sunday night more than 500 flights at new york's jfk were canceled or delayed. morgan? >> reporter: a travel nightmare for passengers along the east coast with flight delays and
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cancellations at some of the nation's busiest airports. here at jfk a one-two punch after a water main break cause add shutdown at the international terminal. new york's kennedy airport facing another day of chaos. a water main break in its international terminal leading to power outages and a shutdown of arrivals in one of the nation's busiest airports. >> i just found out right now that my bags might be subject to water damage. >> reporter: this after a weekend of travel nightmares. flights canceled, planes delayed for hours, and now passengers scouring aisles of piled bags trying to reunite with lost luggage. >> trying to get my bags for like three days. it's crazy. >> reporter: the bitter chill not loosening its grip on the bulk of the country yet. officials in chicago had to shut down an entire street as icicles dangled dangerously from a city high rise. in boston firefighters working
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around the clock battling flames with icy equipment. >> the weather conditions have certainly complicated the problem. >> reporter: still, some took the freeze in stride. philly's finest enjoying the snow steps away from a frozen schuylkill river. in mt. washington, it might have felt like 94 degrees below zero but that wasn't enough to literally burst their bubble. so far this week we've seen the coldest day ever recorded here at jfk airport's history, a record breaking 6 degrees. now airport workers are scrambling to get things back to normal. back to you. >> morgan, thank you. parts of california are bracing for rain and possible mud slides. here's meteorologist bill karins with the details. how about the rain without the mud slides? they need it. >> the thomas fire, how huge it was. it's not going to be pretty. it's been since february since we had significant rainfall in
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downtown los angeles. this is a big deal. unfortunately, it's not easing into it. it's a big storm. here's the time line. we get these yellows and oranges. that's when the heaviest from san francisco through central california and right through the los angeles area as we go throughout the early morning hours tomorrow and clears out tuesday at 10:00 p.m. here is how it looks. this is the areas under flash flood watches. a lot of that is where we have the burn scars. total rainfall amounts 1-3 is everyone and someone could possibly get 3-6 out of this especially at the high elevations. the rainfall predictions. it's a good section santa barbara to l.a. and in the mountains outside t big city.he good deal of snow to build up the snowpack which we haven't had any of so far this winter. and one of the other
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stories, a big storm like this in california you get the high wind, too. high winds in a lot of areas. >> a lot to deal with, bill. thank you. fast forwarding to monday, president trump heads to nashville to address the american farm bureau convention. he'll then head to the college football national championship game in atlanta where security will be tight due to planned protests by the naacp and anti-fascist groups. >> media day in las vegas. voice-activated technology, gadgets, cool toys opens tomorrow. we are hoping to hear from the lucky winners of friday's mega millions jackpot worth $450 million as well as saturday's powerball worth $570 million. we'll be right back. shawn evans: it's 6 am. 40 million americans are waking up to a gillette shave. and at our factory in boston, 1,200 workers are starting their day building on over a hundred years of heritage, craftsmanship and innovation. today we're bringing you america's number one shave at lower prices every day. putting money back in the pockets of millions of americans. as one of those workers,
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saw in a walgreens was following her. several people including texas governor greg abbott took to twitter using th the #helpfindcourtney. anyone with information is asked to call their missing person's unit. leading the news a dallas hospital is being forced to turn away patients due to an influx of patients with the flu. methodist dallas medical center says all nonemergency patients were being diverted to other hospitals but it's still accepting trauma patients. 11 people in dallas county have died from the flu season. one month to go before the winter olympics in pyeongchang, south korea. a big weekend for team usa. one of the highlights will be figure skating and we now know who many of the americans competing will be, but there were also some major upsets. ♪ >> reporter: it's only fitting brady skated to a medley from cinderella. after all, her own fairy tale is coming through. a long shot just two months ago.
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the 1-year-old is now u.s. champion and heading to her first olympics. which one is a bigger deal for you? >> definitely the olympics. i can't put into words how happy i am for now. >> reporter: she won't be joined by ashley wagner, an olympian who was visibly upset with the judges' scores. >> i'm furious. >> reporter: wagner tweeted as an athlete i'm allowed to be mad, adding, congrats to the lovely ladies in your team. you've got me in your cheering squad now. redemption after she was left off the sochi team despite a top three finish at nationals. >> beautiful triple flip, triple toe. >> it made me a stronger person and i wouldn't be here today if that hadn't happened to me. >> reporter: 18-year-old nathan chen who dazzled the crowd with his five soaring quads is making his olympic debut. >> i think nathan chen is ready for the olympics.
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in today's quick hits this morning there are fears of an explosion after a tanker collided with a chinese freighter and it caught fire off the chinese east coast. the government said 32 crew members on the tanker were missing, most of them iranians. officials say the crew of the chinese ship was rescued. a head-on collision sent a bus plunging into the river.
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fortunately the bus driver and three passengers suffered only minor injuries. and during a baptism ceremony in the sistine chapel, pope francis told mothers they should feel free to breast-feed their babies if they were hungry. what's ahead including a little pain at the pump. good morning. the dow and nasdaq, s&p 500 all rising at least 2%. the nasdaq had its best week since december of 2016. on the watch list inflation and earnings season kicks off with jpmorgan chase. prices at the pump are edging higher. the regular price rose 3 cents over the past three weeks to $2.54 a gallon nationwide. that's up 16 cents from a year ago. analysts cite the higher cost of crude oil. dunkin' donuts is scaling back
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blitz, a sack! saints win. >> and with that sack the new orleans saints ended carolina's comeback defeating the panthers, 31-26. it was the saints third win against the panthers this season. they now head into the divisional round next sunday against vikings. the jaguars hosted the buffalo bills and the jags donated a thousand tickets to the refugees and those displaced by hurricane maria. a field goal, that touchdown and another field goal and that's about it. the jags win 10-3. they now play the steelers on sunday. in case you missed it, there was panic in toronto after two jets collided on the runway and one of them caught fire. no passengers were injured but
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the evacuation was slowed down because some of them wanted to take their carry on bags with them. nbc's tom costello reports on how it happened. >> reporter: fire on the wing and terror on board. a passenger plane just arriving in toronto from cancun. >> there's people running around. >> reporter: it happened as an empty plane being towed somehow backed into the west jet plane as it approached the gate. >> it started venting fuel all over the wing, and about a second or two later it was a big fireball. and then everyone started yelling and panicking. >> reporter: after first remaining seated passengers quickly jumped down the slides. >> going off, they are evacuating. >> reporter: but witnesses said some passengers grabbed their carry-on bags, a potentially deadly mistake. >> you can put a half or a quarter of the aircraft in jeopardy of burning up on that plane just because you have stopped to get your bag.
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>> reporter: it's happened before. passengers grabbed their carry on when a plane crashed in san francisco, when an american plane caught fire in chicago. today planes are stuffed with carry-ons as passengers try to avoid paying for checked bags. >> the briefcase, the books, clothes, none of that is important. >> reporter: the advice from crash survival experts, obey flight attendants, kick off high heels, leave behind all coats and carry-ons and get off fast. a matter of life or death. >> well, with the winter olympics right around the corner this australian shepherd, she's proving that she is queen of the slopes. in sioux city, iowa, secret became a viral hit after her owner post this had video on instagram. you can see the dog pulling the sled to the top of the hill before smoothly sailing down. so far it's received hundreds of hits.
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pretty cool. >> love it. >> yeah. >> thanks for watching.
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so, i want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! [cheering and applauding] >> when nobody ever has to say "me, too" again. thank you. >> oprah winfrey speaking volumes, accepting a special award at the 75th golden globe awards that included screen legends and newcomers. tonight may have set a new standard for awards shows. >> i'm with the president nearly every day. we engage in complex conversations about some of the most weighty matters facing the world. >> i don't think he's crazy. i think he's had aer


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