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. the biden administration is sticking to its guns even after an employer blocked a vaccine mandate. plus more controversy surrounding the aaron rodgers firestorm. we areearning more about the 80 people that lost their lives. they had lawsuits against the venue and artists explode. former president obama takes to the world on climb change small businesses are about to feel the pinch of the supply chain crush.
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can your retailers survive the coming holidays? 28-years-old and a tragic past, already being called a guitar legend. "early today" starts right now good to be with you this morning. i'm frances rivera >> i'm phillip mena. we begin on the latest white house legal battle over president biden's covid mandate for large u.s. businesses, on monday the white house defended the mandate and said employers should follow the new rierms despite the court-ordered pause. >> reporter: the white house is trying to fight off a legal challenge threatening the nation's most aggressive vaccine mandate, responding to a federal appeals panel that temporarily halt told new rule, the justice department says it will vigorously defend osha's plan to require businesses with 100 or more employees, ensure workers are vaccinated or wear a mask
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and face weekly testing. >> the department of labor has a responsibility to keep bjorkers safe and the legal authority to do so. >> reporter: with enforcement set for early next year, the rule would impact roughly one in four americans >> this is an incredible overreach by the executive branch and the government and we've never seen it's the own over ralph's grocery is a plaintiff in one of the lawsuits >> this is not a lawsuit anti-vaccine this is a lawsuit that is anti-mandate. >> reporter: the vaccine mandates quickly becoming a focal point for national divisiveness. >> i know you don't offer it to just anyone. >> reporter: state farm stood behind pitchman aaron roggers who said he was immunized, later caught covid-19 anthe woke mob tried to cancel him. we don't support some of the
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statements he made, says state farm we respect his right to have his own point of view. meantime, in los angeles, restaurants, games and hair salons were told to start verifying vaccination status the second largest city with some of the country's toughest rules. >> this is mandatory you understand i want to be protected >> it's unfortunate in america we do not have a choice. >> reporter: the fight not just to vaccinate but to mandate. this legal battle in theory could go all the way up to the supreme court and impact some 85 million workers across the country. philip >> all right miguel, thank you. new details are emerging surrounding the tragedy at the astroworld in houston. travis scott saying he will refund attendee's tickets, he won't be performing this weekend because he is too distraught and drake committed a surprise performance at the festival
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releasing a statement on instagram, reading in part,my heart is broken for the families and those who lost their lives and for anyone who is suffering. our morgan chess ski has more. >> reporter: from packed concerts to pandemonium, the fbi now joining a massive investigation into how travis scott's music festival turned deadly friday night. eight victims killed under the age of 30. the youngest just 14-years-old, all saute in a sea of nearly 50 thousand fans pushing towards scott. >> you couldn't breathe. everybody was so crushed up on you. >> reporter: the crowd surge so crushing, witnesses say it knocked fans unconscious before being trampled >> some were pushing to the front. you had to go on stage >> we need help, somebody is passed out here.
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>> reporter: the show shut down 45 minutes before it ended they criticized for not stopping sooner him crews rushed 25 people to hospitals, at the scene, hundreds overwhelmed medical staff. some fans appearing to dance on top of rescue vehicles houston's police chief saying he met with scott and security moments before he took the stage, quote to share his concerns regarding public safety after the show, scott showing this to instagram. >> i'm obviously just devastated and i could never imagine anything like this just happening. >> reporter: scott's partner kylie jenner who was at the concert says, they weren't aware to any deaths until later, alleging to pay for some of the funerals, some of which have already begun. >> you don't go to a concert to die. >> reporter: the family saying he died staveing his fiancee from being crushed >> my brother was trying to save her. he did, he saved her
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it cost him his life. >> reporter: the family here demanding large concerts be made safer. >> i wish i could have gone with him. and i pray that he's he's okay he's in a better space lot s >> reporter: sky nation is working together and one tern tells me he has 35 plaintiffs all of whom were injured in this very concert and he expects that number to only go up frances. >> okay, morgan, thank you another batch of subpoenas has been issued to top allies of former president trump the house committee investigating the january 6th insurrection wants documents and testimony from high profile trump administration officials and advisers chris pollone joins us from washington, d.c. good morning, tell us more what the committee is looking for. >> reporter: philip, the committee appears to be focusing
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on trump officials and allies at a command center near the white house in the days leading up to january 6th. trump advisors and allies reportedly used rooms at the willard hole steps from the white house as a base of operations in their efforts to keep the former president in power. the new suspense appear to be focusing on that this is what zoe lofgren said about this latest batch of subpoenas. >> these are individual who were heavily involved in trying to overturn the election, being involved in the so-called war rooms at the willard hotel and we need to find out everything they said and did. >> reporter: the committee wants to hear from former trump attorney john eastman. testifies he total with adviser steve bannon in the days leading up to january 6th, where the focus it says was on delaying or blocking the certification of the election the letter from former national security adviser michael flynn
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accuses him of attending an oval office meeting, participants discussed using voting machines for a national emergency executive privilege should block him from obtaining his white house record a federal judge seemed skeptical last week, has not yet ruled the committee wants testimony and documents produced by mid-december philip >> all right chris. thank you. former president barack obama is speaking this week at the u.s. climate change conference in glasgow. >> his speech taking aim in large part on action on climate science. some gop members are calling for bipartisan on this issue ann thompson has the issues from glasgow, scotland. >> reporter: former president barack obama rallying the climate change conference now in its final week. >> we are nowhere near where we need to be at. >> reporter: calling out china
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and russia for not doing more to cut greenhouse actions and then aiming his fire at the trump administration and republicans >> one of our two major parties has decided no not only sit on the side lines but have active hostility towards climate science. >> my name is john curtis. i'm a republican and a cop how cool is that, right? >> reporter: the head of the congressional caucus came. >> we know we must reduce emissions. let's have a thoughtful conversation how we do that. >> reporter: in scotland, republican senator lisa murcowski from oil rich alaska warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. >> there is an expression, if are you not at the table, you are on the menu. >> reporter: a delegation led by senator chris coombs >> by bringing a bipartisan delegation, i'm trying to deliver a partial answer to that question will we say the course >> reporter: murcowski says to
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move forward on climate change, whether tax incentive itself or carbon tax, the two parties must work together as they did on the infrastructure bill. >> the only way we are going to put in place policies that will be enduring and thus policies that will be effective is when they are bipartisan. >> reporter: so the nation has climate policies that can survive. no matter which party controls the white house or congress. philip >> all right anne, thank you. let's get a check of your tuesday weather with nbc meteorologist janessa webb how are we looking >> reporter: hi, good morning, man, we're off to a great start. today is the day if are you in the east coast to be outside will you have a full day of sunshine, because you can see the clouds, they're trying to work their way in, even for the ohio valley right now, but today is a looker compared to what we are about to see late week if you have a chance, be outside, high pressure will continue to build. that will allow warmer air to
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surge in, how about 36hours to enjoy that before all this blue starts to make its way north and east and change the game as we go into your late week so today, look alt these day time highs, charlotte, north carolina, 77 degrees, new york city 64. upper 50, still kind of on the chilly side for buffalo, new york most of thesspots weree better, sunshine today, slightly cooler for the rockies, boise in the lower 50s. our first coast-to-coast storm of the season is about to come through. we'll talk about that coming up. >> janessa, thanks how about cuteness overload for a minute
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the nfl season at the halfway point, here are your league leaders, myles garrett is on hand to break the single sack record big stores aren't the only ones affected by those supply chain problems many small businesses are facing unique challenges as well. with the holidays just around the corner, small businesses are finding it hard to compete with big box retailers. here's nbc news' stephanie ruhl. >> reporter: good morning, philip, those supply chain issues we have all been hearing about, they are hitting home for many small businesses, the very same businesses that have already been struggling to keep up with the big guys a normally busy holiday shopping season is in danger of collapse for small business owners. feeling the brunt of the supply chain problem. >> i am scared about what's going to happen this holiday season. >> reporter: jessica is the third generation owner of klem's, a general store in
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a successful splash down for the astronauts after four months it landed late last night.
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it wasn't all smooth sailing the crew had to wear diapers for the eight-hour trip home >> talk about sacrificing for science. let's get a quick look ahea with us now. >> reporter: yeah, guys, we are watching a pretty potent weather system about to make its way into the west coast. this will be our first coast-to-coast system. it will bring heavy snow across the planes we'll watch severe weather for tomorrow, getting ready for kansas city to st. louis this is a cold front, where it's colliding with warmer air. you will watch potentially hazardous weather day going into tomorrow afternoon all that sunshine, you will enjoy today and tomorrow the game completely changes from thursday afternoon, from ohio valley, mid-atlantic to the northeast. it will be a washout thursday into your friday, guys >> enjoy it. one of the hottestgy
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. a green grass music star is paying it ahead one string at a time billy strings surprised 200 kids with guitars >> i wanted to come back and give you a surprise. >> reporter: paying it forward one chord at a time. >> the guitar has been a good friend. >> reporter: often a good friendship is worth sharing with others >> what i wanted to do is give each and every one of you a
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