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a report of a cargo ship the vessel golden ray capsized with 23 persons on board in the vicinity of st. simon sound. >> a massive cargohip capsizes and catches fire near the georgia coast, sending crewmembers scattering we'll have the latest on the rescue efforts new details this morning on the breakdown overthe taliban as planned in the first place ahead of 9/11. desperation for tens of thousands of survivors of hurricane dorian, now faced with a massive humanitarian crisis as
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the search for the missing continues. to our special series justice for all, our kate snow on women now being allowed to raise their newborns behind bars an emotional win at the u.s. open for rafael nadal, and a big week one for the nfl a busy show ahead as "early today" starts right now. good monday morning. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. talks to end the bloodshed in afghanistan are at a stand still this morning after president trump called off a secret meeting with the taliban at camp david that was planned for yesterday. negotiations were canceled in the wake of a deadly attack that the taliban claimed credit for and now the administration is facing bipartisan backlash over the timing of the proposed talks. nbc's jennifer johnson has more. >> reporter: president trump making the surprise announcement on twitter, unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major taliban leaders and simply the president of afghanistan were going to secretly meet with me at camp david on sunday, but the
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president canceled the talks after months of negotiations when the taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in kabul thursday that killed 12, including a u.s. soldier. >> the taliban overreached they killed an american. in an effort to gain leverage at the negotiating table, and president trump said enough. >> reporter: the secretary of state said the u.s. has killed over a thousand taliban in the past ten days, but with no talks, the taliban is warning that now we will continue the ongoing jihad against foreign occupation, and we firmly believe in the ultimate victory. the afghan government is demanding an end to the bloodshed and wants direct talk. >> any process cannot guarantee a ceasefire, a halt to the violence could be harmful for all of the achievements that we've gain. >> reporter: but military experts say the terrorist group can't be trusted. >> we ask that they break with al qaeda since the bush administration they refused to do so they murdered 3,000 innocent people, citizens of 91 countries on 9/11.
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we should never forget that. >> reporter: 14,000 oops remain in afghanistan. president trump wants most of them out of there. but now there is no one in sight to america's longest running war. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington protesters in hong kong took to the streets this weekend to send a message to america. thousands rallied at the u.s. consulate, calling on president trump to liberate the chinese ruled city they waved american flags and sang the star spangled banner as they appealed for help for their pro-democracy movement matt bradley joins us from hong kong matt, what actions do these protesters want from washington? >> yeah, frances, this was an extraordinary sight. seeing all these american flags and singing the national anthem appeals directly to president trump and his vice president mike pence it was almost a bizarre scene here with so many people really directing their anger at the united states and their appeals to the u.s. government what they want is the passage of
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a legislation in congress called the hong kong human rights and democracy act. now this was introduced back in 2017 by marco rubio and some other congressmen. and basically, what it does is establish punitive actions for members of the beijing government in case they try to suppress human rights or democracy in hong kong it also could threaten to sort of delist hong kong from its special arrangement as far as the united states sees it, its separate commercial treaty with the united states. so it would sort of separate those two. now it's extraordinary to see this kind of violence still going on, because this is now the third month to the day since the first large scale rally on june 9th and so far, even though carrie lam, the chief executive made a major concession last week, withdrawis ethradition bill that started the whole protests, they seem to be going strong francis? >> matt bradley for us, matt, thank you. in the bahamas, hurricane dorian may be long gone, but the
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devastation is just beginning to unfold so far 44 people have died from the storm. that number is expected to rise as crews continue searching through the devastation. as many as 70,000 people are now homeless, waiting to be rescued from areas that were completely destroyed. meanwhile, bahamas paradise cruise line is helping evacuate bahamians. nbc's kerry sanders is there with the latest. >> reporter: phillip, it doesn't matter which direction you look, there are signs of mother nature's incredible power. most people this morning have decided to leaf this area, and those that have stayed behind are making plans to get out. after days of chaos and panic, an orderly exodus from the abaco islands for the weary and fatigued >> i can't wait to go on that to get out of here. >> reporter: what's it's been like the last couple of days in this nightmare >> terrible. terrible >> reporter: as relief ships
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organized by the bahamian government are off-loaded in marsh harbour -- >> women and children. >> reporter: those ships then become ferries to nassau that island virtually untouched by the hurricane >> it's very destroying for us you know, we lost everything we don't have nothing. my family and then move onto eventually make their way to the capital island, some hoping to continue on to florida >> i've got usa visa my boy, he got usa visa. >> reporter: so you're going to go the united states >> yeah, i want to go. >> reporter: by sea and now by air, delta airlines providing relief flights from marsh harbour. >> i think we're going to be doing this systematically for as long as necessary over the next several days to get people out and to safety. >> reporter: survivors fear life as they known it is over. >> abaco was my home and i was devastated, but i feel happy
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that we're going to a new place. well can rebuild. >> reporter: government officials say it remains difficult to get a clearer picture on how many survivors are still in the abacos and on granbahama vanity martin heartbroken. >> thank god for life, because a lot of my friends had died. >> reporter: they have refrigerated trucks that are now makeshift morgue, and they are filled already with dozens of bodies phillip? >> kerry sander, thank you breaking overnight, an urgent search-and-rescue mission is under way in georgia for four missing crewmembers. they were on a south korean tanker when it capsized just 80 miles south of savannah. 23 crewmembers and one pilot were on board. the 656-foot-long ship was carrying a shipment of hyundai and kia cars when it overturned and caught fire. >> 20 people were rescued but officials had to put that rescue on hold after the fire andke on
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have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our rescue efforts for the four crewmembers who remain on board. >> the ship was on its way to baltimore. it's unclear why the ship started capsizing. rafa reigns supreme after a glorious win at the u.s. open. nadal was pushed to his limits in an epic five-set match against daniil medvedev. he closed out the victory 6-4 in the fifth after a grueling five hours. the spaniard conquering his fourth u.s. open title and 19th major championship, just o serena gets slammed shut she was serving far court when bianca andrei barks canada's first grand slam champion at 19 years old.
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the nfl's 100th season kicked off with high scoring games and huge plays let's start in new england sunday night on nbc where the super bowl winning patriots unveiled their latest championship banner, and they played like a team ready for another one. tom brady tossed through touchdowns in the big victory over pittsburgh. got a little help from josh gordon here, who broke a bunch of tackles get to the end zone on that one. patriots crush the steelers, 33-3 now to miami where the ravens put down a historic beating on the dolphins baltimore quarterback lamar jackson counted for five touchdowns on the way to a 59-10 rout 59 points, most ever scored in a single game in ravens history. and the outlook is already so bleak in miami, pro football similar, they didn't stem's change the verbiage this year. he just got a big one here, jim. >> henry taking the pass with an open field, taking off down the left sideline with a blocker in front, davis going al
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>> 75 yard biggest upset of week one. high hopes for the browns entering the season. people talking about them winning the super bowl, but they got done by the titans, 30 points they lost by 43-13. all right. for all you fantasy football folks, let's look at points leaders. top scoring quarterback, you just saw him, lamar jackson from the ravens top scoring running backs austin ekeler from the chargers, and the panthers christian mccaff y mccaffrey. sammy watkins from the chiefs and philadelphia brought it back to desean jackson. here we are on a monday. a new workweek and school week ahead. let's get a check of our weather. what are you watching now, janessa? >> things are calm you forgot to mention them cowboys. we forgot about them >> beatdown on giant. >> definitely. temperature-wise hot and steamy across the south we're going to break some records this afternoon but overnight lows, this is the heat index new orleancu 97.
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so these advisories are going deep south this afternoon. a few showers continue for florida. also, a severe weather for the upper midwest. we'll talk about the severe weather coming up. >> all right janessa, thank you moscow celebrated their annual city day with a daring skywalk. a team of adventurist enthusiasts. >> oh, man. >> walked on this tightrope 803 feet between the city's two tallest skyscrapers. moscow residents raised their heads and held their breaths as they watched that. it marked 872 years since moscow was found. the skywalk masters came from russia, germany, france, and canada for that big event. making me nervous jussie
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other suspect followed the victim into the bathroom where they allegedly beat her and stole her purse, which contained 800 to $1200 both suspects are being held without bail the buzz around the new joker movie is getting louder. the d.c. draump took home the top honor at the venice film festival, winning the golden lion aware the shape of water won this award in 2019 and that was later named best picture at the oscars joaquin phoenix has been getting rave reviews for his performance as the joker the film opens in the u.s. on october 4th. still ahead, "pennywise" mo their babies behind barbed wire. fight for piggyback rides fight for 7 am makeouts. every year, walgreens helps millions of people fight the flu. fight to protect the ones you love. walgreens. be a flu fighter. get your free flu shot today
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peak, there is an undeniable freedom of being part of something bigger. >> it's just a way for us to give back to something that we really love. >> reporter: living the dream e. steve patterson, nbc news, grand teton national park. >> well, it's just beautiful living the dream it is celebrating a birthday today, michelle williams turns 39 grammy winner michael buble is 44 adam sandler turns 53. love actually actor hugh grant is 59. halof fame
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it's very destroying for us, you know we lost everything we don't have nothing. abaco evacuations. dorian wiped out everything for tens of thousands. now survivors are facing a new life that is nothing like they're used to. explosive new allegations surrounding the case of harvey weinststein and just how critic
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gwyneth paltrow was in bringing allegations against him forward. congress is back in session today with a full agenda, including impeachment on the docket we've got a preview. overnight, a tweet storm between president trump and power couple john legend and chrissy teigen gets more than just a lilligly. an education that hits close


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