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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 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 to home. a university class in brewing beers that are later sold at
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and not for the faint of heart, the kickoff to the 2019 wingsuit-flying world championships where the height, sights, and speeds are out of this world "early today" starts right now good monday morning. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm p dornan's dorian's devastation is causing a crisis in the bahamas the northernn ruins. at least 44 people are dead, and that death toll is expected to rise significantly as many as 70,000 people are now homeless bahamas paradise cruise lines has been helping transport stranded bahamians by taking them to florida. nbc's kerry sanders is there with more on the rescue missions. >> 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 leave this area, and those that have stayed behind are making plans to get out. after days of chaos and panic,
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an orderly exodus from the abaco islands for the weary and fatigued. >> i can't wait to get out of here. >> what's it been like the last couple of days in this nightmare? >> terrible. terrible >> reporter: as relief ships organized by the bahamian government are offloaded in the 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. i've got to step up as a man for my family and then move on. >> reporter: tens of thousands of survivors are expected to eventually make their way to the capital island, some hoping to continue on to florida. >> i've got a visa i've got a usa visa. my boy, he's got a visa. >> so you're going to go to the united states?
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>> 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 is necessary over the next several days to get people out into safety. >> reporter: survivors fear life as they know it is over. >> well, abaco is my home, and i was devastated, but i feel happy that we're going to a new place. we can rebuild. >> reporter: government officials say it remains difficult to get a clear picture on how many survivors are still on the abacos and on grand bahama vanity martin, heartbroken >> thank god for life because a lot of my friends have died. >> reporter: they have refrigerated trucks that are now makeshift morgues, and they're filled already with dozens of bodies phillip. >> imagery is devastating. kerry, thank you congress heads back to work after a five-week recess lawmakers have a packed agenda from gun control to the border wall first, the fight to prevent a government shutdown. nbc's craig boswell joins us
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with the latest from d.c craig, congress will have about three weeks to strike a deal to keep the lights on. >> indeed, frances good morning good morning, everyone not much time to get that done there's a long legislative list of things to do when lawmakers return this morning. as you mention, not much time to get it done. >> reporter: lawmakers returning to capitol hill today still undecided on how to address gun safety legislation republicans say they're waiting on president trump. >> we're in the going to vote on bills on the senate floor that the president is not willing to sign the president needs to step up here and set some guidelines for what he would do >> reporter: the president had voiced support for strengthening background checks. >> there's a great appetite, and i mean a very strong appetite for background checks. >> reporter: then backed off after talks with the nra a series of mass shootings last month left 22 dead in el paso, texas, 9 in dayton, ohio, and 7 killed in odessa, texas. >> the odessa shooter failed a background check our bill would make sure that
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state law enforcement is promptly notified when someone fails a background check. >> reporter: democratic senator chris coons says he is talking with republican counterparts and the white house about new background check legislation a letter from the senate minority leader chuck schumer places background check legislation, already passed by the house, atop the to-do list, as well as securing 2020 elections from russian interference lawmakers have three weeks to fund the government. current legislation runs out september 30th hanging over all of this is a possible push by many house democrats to begin an impeachment inquiry of president trump. craig boswell, nbc news, washington hot on the heels of his feud with "will and grace" star debra messing, president trump is picking another fight with celebrities. this time, he's singling out singer john legend he called the couple out in a tweet storm that was seemingly in response to lester holt's "justice for all" special on msnbc. the president touted his efforts to reform the criminal justice
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system and said, quote, boring musician john legend and his filt mouth wife chrissy teigen didn't help. chrissy sarcastically saying, it is an honor, mr. president and john legend said, imagine being president of a whole country and spending your sunday night hate watching msnbc hoping somebody, anybody will praise you. talks are at a standstill after president trump called off a secret meeting with the taliban at camp david planned for yesterday. negotiations were cancelled in the wake of a deadly attack that the taliban claimed credit for now, the administration is facing bipartisan backlash over the timing of the proposed talks. nbc's hans nichols has more. >> reporter: america's preparing to inflict more pain on th plo matt on all five major >> reporter: america's top dip sunday morninge 9/11 anniversary
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>> it was a useful effort to try and get all of those parties in one place so that we could have serious conversations about how to reduce america's risk. >> reporter: the president dramatically called off the meeting after the taliban admitted to a car bombing in kabul that killed army first class sergeant ellis barreto, the 16th u.s. combat death this year in afghanistan. how many more decades are they willing to fight, the president tweeted. but the u.s. has also been hammering the taliban, which harbored al qaeda. >> in the last ten days we've killed over a thousand taliban. >> reporter: the plan to host taliban leaders at camp david angered some republicans no member of the taliban should set foot there, ever, tweeted representative liz cheney. and democrats. >> you don't treat this like some kind of game show when you're dealing with terrorists. >> reporter: just last week, the president claimed he could win the war in afghanistan in a week, but at a tremendous cost to life. >> if i'm willing to kill 10 million people in the course of a week or two, we could win that thing very quickly. >> reporter: though the peace talks appear over, mr. trump has a history of restarting negotiations after calling them off. >> trump is a risk taker in that
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respect, and i think you can make a case that these risks are worth taking. oued that he wants to bring that number down, to 8,600 as part of a peace deal, but today that decision is being reviewed, and pompeo seemed intentionally ambiguous about how many troops would remain meanwhile a spokesperson for the taliban says that they will continue to fight to put an end to the total occupation of afghanistan. frances. >> all right, hans thank you. jeffrey epstein is spurring a reckoning at some of the nation's most prestigious universities even after his death. this weekend a top official at massachusetts institute of technology resigned after several reports detailed his financial connections to the alleged sex trafficker joichi ito stepped down as director at the lab at mit and also left a visiting professorship at harvard in a letter to the community, the president of mit promised an investigation into epstein's donations. new allegations this morning surrounding the case of harvey
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weinstein and how critical gwyneth paltrow was in bringing allegations against him forward. ron mott joins us with more. good morning >> good morning, frances a new book out tomorrow reveals among other things that the actress gwyneth paltrow played a much more active role in organizing voices against her one-time mentor, the movie mogul harvey weinstein before sexual abuse allegations surfaced publicly against the hollywood produce harvey weinstein, one of his most prominent performers, actress gwyneth paltrow, was quietly working behind the scenes to expose her mentor as a predator, this according to an article in "the new york times" about an explosive new book set for release this week called "she said" by "times" journalists jodi kantor and megan twohey, whose reporting helped inspire the me too movement. in an interview on "cbs sunday morning," the reporters discussed paltrow's role in building the momentum, sharing her own story and recruiting other actresses to speak that momentum eventually resulted in criminal charges
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against weinstein who goes to trial early next year in manhattan. >> she did play a much more active role than anybody's ever known, but it was hair-raising for her because harvey weinstein had been such an important influence. >> reporter: paltrow told radio host howard stern last year that weinstein sexually harassed her in a hotel room in 1995, and how her boyfriend at the time, the actor brad pitt, confronted the producer >> what he did was he leveraged his fame and power to protect me at a time when i didn't have fame or power yet. >> reporter: another detail revealed in the book, according to the "times," two years before the bombshell accusations against his brother, bob weinstein also confronted him, pleading with him to get medical treatment for his misbehavior, writing in a letter, you have brought shame to the family and your company through your misbehavior. if you think nothing is wrong with your misbehavior so in this area, then announce it to your wife and family. weinstein, the "times" also reports, mistakenly viewed his
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brother's problem as a sex addiction and eventually abandoned his attempts to intervene. lawyers for bob weinstein told nbc news in a statement that harvey promised bob he would take his advice and seek help but apparently never did they say bob was unaware of allegations against harvey for nonconsensual sexual behavior before they became public. frances? >> all right ron mott for us. thank you. breaking overnight, an urgent search-and-rescue mission is under way in georgia for four missing crew members they were on a south korean tanker when it capsized just 80 miles south of savannah. 23 crew members and one pilot were onboard the ship, which is longer than two football fields, was carrying a shipment of hyundai and kia cars when it overturned and caught fire 20 people were rescued, but officials had to put the rescue efforts on hold after the fire and smoke became too much. >> once salvage professionals have determined the vessel to be stable, we will identify the best option to continue our
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rescue efforts for the four crew members who remain onboard. >> that ship was on its way to baltimore at the time. it's unclear why the ship capsized it is a new week and a new outlook weather wise good morning >> good morning. we have a small area that will see severe weather this afternoon. that's minneapolis into the northern half of iowa. we have 5 million at risk. should be in and out fairly quickly. also, a big headline this morning, our first frost advisory here for utah those are going to be in the upper 20s but fairly warm throughout your afternoon. for the rest of the country, we're watching the heat continue to build across the south with daytime highs into triple ud co throughout your afternoon.
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after the severe weather, a quiet week. >> i like that no news is good news after what we've been through thank you so much, janessa just ahead, we have highlights from a very wild start to the 100th anniversary season of the nfl. plus, asleep at the wheel. what the heck is going on in ok car lo at them we'll tellou more when we come back introducing febreze one; a new range of innovative air fresheners with no heavy perfumes that you can feel good about using in your home to deliver a light, natural-smelling freshness. febreze one neutralizes stale, stuffy odors and releases a subtle hint of fragrance like bamboo or lemongrass ginger. to eliminate odors with no heavy perfumes, try new febreze one. brand power. helping you buy better. you sure you don't want me to come with you? i'm very sure. because i can. make good choices. you make good choices.
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video, turns out nfl sundays, they are back the new england patriots reminding us where we left off seven months let's see, where was that, oh, yeah, one of those another one of those the sixth title for the pats their latest championship banner unveiled here on nbc for the sunday night football. tom brady and the patriots played like they want a seventh one in the rafters he tossed three touchdowns in the win over pittsburgh, including that nice catch and run from josh gordon they would go on to crush the steelers, 33-3 to miami the ravens embarrassed the dolphins pure beatdown here baltimore quarterback lamar jackson accounted for five touchdowns to 59 points, the most ever scored in a game by the ravens franchise. down in the desert, number one overall pick kyler murray made his debut down 15 points late in the game to the lions, the rookie
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unprecedented strike hundreds of flights cancelled today and tomorrow, leaving hundreds stranded. it's the first ever strike by british airways pilot over cast. the union is willing to get back to the negotiating table if the airline has a serious offer. the spokeswoman for the prime minister is urging both sides to end the dispute. now to wall street, where analysts at jpmorgan added a new trump-esque index. it is to measure the commander in chief's tweets on the market. let's turn to karen cho who has the details on that. karen, good morning. >> good morning. yes, i believe you are talking about trump's tweets, but i'll start with a threat for tech companies. google and facebook showing market dominance, and whether it is stifling competition. what we've seen from state investigations in the past, they've proved a powerful force, bringing big tobacco and forcing
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big payouts, not to mention taming mortgage lending practices. watch out for that turning to the index, one banker is proving that it is possible to track the president's tweets and look at market implications. jpmorgan launched the index, named after the tweet from the president, when arguing for the merits of the index. jpmorgan says there have been 10,000 tweets from the president since taking office with an accelerating pace. often as many as a dozen a day increasingly, they're also market sensitive, often on trade and monetary policy, and immediately impacting the bond marg market computers can respond with lightning speed to trump's tweets. >> fascinating karen, thank you. ahead, a college class that would make homer simpson jealou jealous. plus, why this air race was one to remember. you're watching "early today."
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college football can be synonymous to tailgating and beer this school year, ontraditionalo students, where they can learn to brew their own beer for gameday tailgatings. here is mark sallinger from our affiliate. >> reporter: it is easy to drink a beer, but brewing it, you might need a college degree for that. >> if you're into biochemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, engineering, it all happens in the brewery. >> reporter: inside one of the strangest classrooms you'll ever see. >> this is to learn about brewing processes. >> reporter: csu students are learning to make the next beer for your tailgate.
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jeff is the professor here, and he has a title not fitting on the title rd. >> new el jbelgium colorado stae brew instructor and master. >> reporter: he works at a brewery that is one on the list of power players in the world of beer that sponsor the fe fermentation science program. >> it is totally unique. >> reporter: they often start by sunrise. >> we have roughly 400 pounds of malted grain that will go into the brew. >> reporter: to get a full day of brewing. >> just like making oatmeal. >> reporter: with this major, there is something to show your parents the next time they ask what you learned at school. >> reporter: students can have beer made by the students in the brewery. >> that was mark salinger. you have to be proud of the degrees. >> colorado state, too grad school, grow their own weed
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next semester. red bull, their series has come to a high-flying conclusion in japan check it out hall is the last ever world champion that's because the series has been canceled. no more of this. he took to the skies navigating through the course of the tight pylons they can't exceed 230 miles per hour during the races. wingsuit flyers flew among steep peaks and deep valleys in central china. 2019 wingsuit flying 16 participates jumped off over the 4,000 high foot peaks. they turned into the valley to >> it's peaking. >> thanks for watching i'm frances rivera >> i'm phillip rivera.
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they fear the taliban conditions have been worsening, and they're about to get worse in the last ten days we've killed over a thousand taliban >> secretary of state mike pompeo hitting all the sunday shows for president trump, explaining a plan to hold secret talks with the taliban that quickly fell apart a massive cargo ship capsizes off the georgia coast, setting off a frantic search-and-rescue operation pour the crew we've got the late details tens of thousands are left homeless in the wake of hurricane dorian as relief and evacuation efforts ramp up explosive new allegations this morning in the case of harvey weinstein, an


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