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silence. the democrats most vocal elizabeth warren causing democrats to lash out at republicans. waiting game, the president and the nation await an imminent ruling on the immigration travel order. tornados ripped through dozens of states. a state of emergency in louisiana. that as the northeast enjoys the calm before a nor'easter brings up to 16 inches of snow. "early today" starts right now. >> great being with you this morning. the state of emergency was
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declared in louisiana after severe storms tore through the gulf coast. est plaited 8 to 12 louisiana hit louisiana and mississippi leaving a wide swath of destruction. while no deaths have been reported at least 25 people being treated for injuries. here is gabe with details on the powerful weather. >> reporter: the south is bracing for more severe weather. >> got another one coming. >> reporter: after powerful stormed ripped through louisiana. >> look at this. man, this is a realtor n tornad. >> reporter: flipping trucks and tearing this gas station apart. witnesses say the sky went dark in seconds. >> get on our knees so we won't get hurt. it was scary. >> reporter: louisiana's governor declaring a state of emergency. thousands left without power. >> you know, the people of new orleans are as tough as they
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come. we'll get through this. >> reporter: among the worst hit new orleans east, some of the same neighborhoods ravaged by katrina more than a decade ago. >> it knocked me down and took my dog away. it took my dog away. >> reporter: it is part of a powerful system that tore through several states dumping hail and pound tg region with winds. neighbors are helping neighbors in a neighbor that has seen heartbreak before. >> the northeast is brace frg some of the heaviest snow. that's coming up. president trump's travel ban rests in the handsover three california judges after an emergency hearing with attorneys for the department of justice waging an uphill fight to reinstate the ban. while lawyers for washington
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state argd the travel restrictions should be done away with all together. pete williams that has report. >> reporter: as the trump travel restriction remained on hold for a fourth day immigrants rushed to get here concerned it could suddenly be enforced once again. in a telephone conference call appointed by carter, george wchl bush and obama lawyers for justice department made the that the stay should be lifted after it was imposed friday stopping enforcement of the executive order. >> the kpekt i have order puts a temporary pause on individuals from seven countries that congress and the last president determined in a similar context posed special risks in terms of terrorist infiltration into our country. >> reporter: a lawyer for the state said the executive order hurts economically. >> it has always been the
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judicial branch's role to -- that judicial role has never been more important than sit today. but the president is asking the court to advocate that rule here. >> reporter: and the secretary of homeland security told congress he regrets not telling congress earlier about the executive order though he thinks it went smoothly. >> i should have wait add bit so i could talk to members of congress to prepare them for what was coming. >> reporter: he said the seven countries named in the executive order were chosen not because they are muslim but because they have been declared state sponsors of terrorism or lack of functioning government and are incapable of providing accurate background information on people that want to come here, especially refugees. >> the appeals court panel of judges appeared skeptical to put the ban back in place. a decision could be handed down
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by the end of the week as the president says he is willing to take the case all the way to the supreme court. senate democrats have been holding another talk-a-thon to oppose the pick for jeff sessions. one major headline. republicans used an on cure rule to bar liberal massachusetts democrat elizabeth warren from speak after she attempted to quote a letter. warren's colleagues cried foul. >> mr. president, the suggestion that would invoke rule 19 and force senator warren to sit down and be silent is outrageous. >> what senator warren did tonight is not over the line. >> i didn't even believe it when i heard it, that a united states senate would be silenced by
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another jieunited states senato. >> and the hash tag let hspeak. the letter being spread on line. warren taking to facebook live to continue her remarks against sessions. it comes after the last stalling efforts of devos becoming education secretary. >> the senate being equally divided the vice president votes and the nomination is confirmed. >> still, the president is furious with attempts to stall his nominees stating it is a disgrace my full cabinet is still not in place, the longest delay in the history of country obstructing by democrats. senate republicans themselves postponed his vote in order to have him vote in favor of
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devos's nomination. the president invited several senate democrats for a luncheon at 2 white house tomorrow. the manhunt has come to a bloody end during a stand off with police at a georgia motel. boyette died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. mary rice -- they are accused of murders, three in florida and one in alabama. the latest victim died after being shot in a brazen home invasi invasion. they were spotted eating at a ha hardy's rest raunlt after that attack. they intended to charge her with accessory to murder. her brother insists she was not a willing participant and was just trying to survive.
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engineers gave the thumbs up weeks after president trump issued an executive order calling far speed up of the review process. the project is expect today face protests from tribes and environmental activistactivists. now to important health news for parents about this deadly flu season. the number of states with widespread outbreaks. the flu has risen to 40. grows concern it is hitting children particular lrly hard this year. it is 67% increase from last year. the flu season has at least three more months to goch. the best way to protect yourself is with vaccinations. bill is joining us now with a nor'easter bringing the worst snow of the winter. >> that's right. from philadelphia all the way to
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boston. storm one effecting northern new england. winter storm watches remain up in areas of southern new england and harrisburg. how much snow? this is not a big block buster storm but it will be during the daylight on thursday. the purple is 6 inches. that's a half foot of snow from areas north of d.c. through new england. lower amounts found twarsd d.c. and higher amounts in philadelphia and all of the weight of the
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san francisco to become the first in the nation to make college free. the mayor saying tuition would be free regardless of your income. joe biden will soon be professor at the university. focusing on domestic policy and the biden center zeroing in on international policy. today a federal judge in philadelphia plans on live streaming an nfl concussion when an estimated $1 billion settlement comes out late they are year. karen is following the markets on this early wednesday morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a crude reality that the oil price might be too high at this point. it showed a build up of 14.2 million barrels last week.
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now investors have cut the price lately with hedge funds after the production cuts and capping gans on the stock market. meantime we have heard news now and seeing red over the close alignment with donald trump. first it was uber ceo, now it is ibm ceo. workers have circulated a petition calling for a rethink of that close relationship. in the meantime from facebook as ceo sandburg has announced extended ber rooefment and those who lost a member of their extended family. we heard back in 2015 from sandburg who lost her own family suddenly. back to you in the studio. >> it was really tragic .
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tracking expected to bring snow to the area. good morning. nbc 10 today. i'm tracey davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. nbc 10 weather team issued first alert snow heading our way. get right to bill henley with first alert neighborhood forecast. most accurate forecast in town. >> alert for tomorrow morning. for the entire area except the
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jersey shore and southern delaware. starts 4 in the morning and goes to noon. accumulating and potentially heavy snowfall in the area. salari leading to slick roads and poor visibility. long way to go before it gets to us. temperatures have to come way down before it gets to us. see a few rain showers moving towards the shore. going to be pushing offshore. temperatures quite a range this morning. 30s in the lehigh valley where there's a bit of fog. look at delaware. 63 degrees. 61 in philadelphia. get rid of fog. see sunshine today and afternoon temperatures going to be a record breaker for philadelphia. 65 degrees. find 60s in new jersey at the shore also into the 60s. looks like a warm afternoon, but the change happens tonight. go through it hour by hour. take a look at when the snow will start falling in our area tomorrow morning when i'm back in ten minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. starting on the vine street
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expressway this morning. no construction right now. going westbound towards the schuylkill eastbound towards 95, we have no problems this morning. watching 422 as well. construction here on the eastbound side. watch for right lane closed. nine minute trip in 29 to schuylkill. speeds are a little lower, but still in the 50s. everything just find out there. lastly end in new jersey. williamstown gas main break. on the eastbound side that's closed. vai and tracey, back to you guys. thank you a restaurant owner in philadelphia fights back against an armed robber. this morning hearing his story about pulling his own gun during the confrontation. nbc 10 matt delucia live for us. matt, police believe this is all part of robbery spree from same crew of thieves. >> reporter: looking for two men in connection with those


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