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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 a very successful 2017.
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>> steve bannon's comments in a new book had many discussing the president's mental fitness including mentions of the 25th amendment. >> the bitter chill not letting up for most of the country just yet. >> the homeless are posing a bit of a rift for the british royals planning for harry and meghan's wedding get underway. >> we kickoff the first full week of the year. "early today" starts now. >> welcome to a new week. i'm frances rivera. >> and i'm phillip mena. the me too movement was front and center at the 75th golden globes, many celebrities wearing black on the red carpet in solidarity with the movement. some also wearing time's up pins, the name of a 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
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stories were honored right off the bat with nicole kidman, rachel and elizabeth. winning awards in the first half hour of the show. natalie portman had one of the most memorable moments of the evening when she pointedly co-presented the award for best director, saying, quote, here are the all-male nominees. one of the highlights included oprah winfrey honored with a cecil b. demille lifetime achievement award. >> i want all the girls watching here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon! [cheering and applauding] >> and when that new day finally dawns, when nobody ever has to say "me, too" again. >> powerful words from oprah winfrey. she is the first african-american woman to receive the prestigious award. and in another first, sterling k. brown became the first black man to win best actor in a tv drama for nbc's "this is us." nbc's stephanie stanton has more.
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>> reporter: frances, the after-party here in beverley hills is in full swing. and while the winners are celebrating, perhaps the biggest winner of the night is female empowerment. >> "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri." >> the story of the mom seeking to avenge her daughter's murder took best drama honors at sunday night's golden globes. and the film's star frances mcdormand won best actress. >> the women in this room tonight are not here for the food. [ laughter ] >> we are here for the work. mr. damelin: >> reporter: mcdormand's comments began with a night of stars wearing black on the red carpet to highlight gender inequality, a mood reached a crescendo with a rousing speech with cecil b. demille recipient, oprah winfrey. >> i want all the girls here and now to know that a new day is on the horizon. >> reporter: the night's other major winners included gary old
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man best actor in drama for darkest hour. and james franco, best actor in a comedy for the disaster artist. >> go to city college and to jail. >> reporter: lady bird won best musical and comedy and its star saoirse ronan earned best actress. i goer mow won for shape of water and the best an mated film went to cocoa. in the tv ranks streaming series scored big. hulu's big tale won best dram a. its star elizabeth moss best actress. kudos for best comedy and best actress for its star rachel. "this is us" brown captured best actor in a drama while master of none's ansari best actor in a comedy. it was the night's overriding theme of female empowerment. >> it's really great to understand how powerful you are. >> reporter: that made this a golden globes unlike any other. many say what we saw tonight
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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 beverley hills, i'm stephanie stanton. frances, back to you. >> all right, stephanie, thank you. >> georgia and alabama will battle for the national championship tonight at the mercedes-benz stadium in atlanta. and the president will be attending the big game. even before his arrival mr. trump is already stirring up some disturbances. the naacp is urging people to hold anti-trump signs and wear white to mock the snow flake label being used by his supporters to describe trump critics. another group refused fascism atl plans to take a knee before the game carrying on the nfl's national anthem protests. atlanta police and the secret service are coordinating security efforts ahead of the president's visit. >> for those looking forward to president trump's fake news awards, you'll have to wait.
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the president saying on twitter, those awards will now be presented on wednesday for the, quote, most corrupt and biased of the mainstream media. the tweet coming as the new scathing new book "fire and fury" is once again raising questions in the media about the president's fitness to lead. meanwhile steve bannon is seemingly backtracking on comments he made to the book's author michael wolff. in a new statement, bannon reiterated his unwavering support for the president and his agenda and called the book inaccurate. nbc's kelly o'donnell has more. >> reporter: brutal cold on the president's return from camp david. while a biting wind blew across twitter as the president blasted again. "i have to put up with a fake book written by a totally discredited author." adding, "ronald reagan had the same problem and handled it well. so will i." on "meet the press," that author, michael wolff, made a striking assertion that senior white house officials regularly discussed constitutional procedures to remove a
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president. >> 25th amendment, they would bring up the 25th amendment? >> yes. the 25th amendment is a concept that is alive every day in the white house. >> reporter: the book's fallout and mr. trump's response has made addressing the president's mental fitness a central question. cia director mike pompeo. >> i'm with the president nearly every day. we engage in complex conversations about some of the most weighty matters facing the world. >> reporter: a more blunt assessment from senator lindsey graham. >> i don't think he's crazy. i think he's had a very successful 2017. >> reporter: ousted trump advisor steve bannon gave the author insider white house access. wolff writes that bannon accused the president's son of treasonous conduct for a trump tower meeting with a russian lawyer. >> i think that he saw this white house as, as dysfunctional, in part, in large part because it was being run by the president's family. >> reporter: but after the president cast him aside, bannon
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backed down with an indirect apology. "i regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding don junior has diverted attention from the president's historical accomplishments." wolff defended his journalistic methods and alarming portrait of the president. >> this book is not about my view of donald trump. it is about the view of all of the people closest to him. >> reporter: the president has insisted he did not give the author an interview for the book. wolff says that he had face to face interactions with the president, but concedes that mr. trump may not have viewed those as an actual interview. today the president heads to tennessee where he will address a farm-related convention and that puts him back in front of a live audience in a place where he is popular, rural america. back to you. >> all right, kelly, thanks. >> the blistering cold wave that has gripped the east coast for two weeks may finally begin easing this week. but the impact still lingers.
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the cold snaps and temperatures plummeting to new record lows over the weekend. 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 arriving and departing the airport. >> let's see how we're going to do weather wise this start of the week. here's bill karins with what's in store. good morning. >> chicago first time above freezing since december 23rd, two days before christmas at 33 degrees. the warm air is coming in, but unfortunately we have to get this weak storm system out of the way before we get a really significant warm up. we have freezing rain and snow depending on your location through the ohio valley. detroit is all snow, pittsburgh is mostly snow. but there is a period of freezing rain even as far south as areas of tennessee and north georgia. we have a little bit of wintry precip. because it's a weak storm, there aren't winter storm warnings or anything like that, but advisories that go from detroit to atlanta, philadelphia, washington, d.c. 82 million people affected and it is mostly going to be during the daylight hours today.
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7:00 a.m. over ohio the blue is the snow, pink is the freezing rain. brief periods of freezing rain. there is washington, d.c. around noon today
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$150,000 after her house was burned down in alabama last week. thousands of people have contributed to a go fund me page to help tina johnson after her house went up in flames tuesday. the blaze is being investigated as possible arson. but authorities say they don't believe it's linked to her allegations of sexual misconduct against the former judge and senate candidate. they are speaking to a person of interest. >> as the new year gets underway, gas prices are on the rise, up about 3 cents over the past three weeks. the national average is now about $2.50 per gallon, according to aaa. and oil prices are jumping due to tensions in iran and libya. experts say gas could go up another 10 to 15 cents, but the highest price is predicted for the east and west coasts. as usual, prices are expected to top out for the year during the busy spring and summer travel season. >> there is a new number one at the box office as welcome to the jungle raked in $61 million this weekend, topping $500 million
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the bitter cold could not stop these new yorkers from taking part in the 17th annian n -- annual no pants subway ride. they gathered across the city and traveled to union square to enjoy a no pants after-party. yeah. >> i don't know what's better or worse, sitting or standing when you're on the train for them and for us. >> probably -- i don't know. crazy tradition. >> all right. taking a turn now to north and south korea, they'll come face to face tomorrow for their first high-left diplomatic talk in more than two years. the discussion will focus on the north's possible participation in the winter olympic games. secretary of state rex tillerson said they might touch on north korea's nuclear weapons. nbc's bill neely is in south
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korea with the upcoming meeting. bill, what can we expect? >> reporter: yeah, good morning, frances. it's pretty cold here, too. and there's been a chill in relations between north and south korea, of course, for decades. but signs of a thaw. tomorrow morning at 10:00, on the world's most dangerous border in a place called the peace house, five delegates from each side will sit down for the first talks in two years. now, on the agenda, item number one will be the olympics. being held in south korea next month, north korea would like to send a delegation, two world class skaters. they have to negotiate that. but it's really item two that's the important one, and that's relations between the two koreas. it doesn't mean that north korea's nuclear program will be discussed, but the man who will lead south korea's delegation said today he hopes to broaden the talks to talk about, well, things like families that were
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split by the korean war decades ago, and also broader humanitarian issues. but really, this is about politics. it's about decreasing tensions on the korean peninsula. president trump says he supports the talks. he's 100% behind them. people here a little more skeptical. they're worried about kim jong-un's motives. they're not sure whether his real intention isn't to divide south korea from the united states, or perhaps to use these talks as a stepping stone to washington. that may be a good outcome. that's what president trump is hinting at. but these talks really historic, a great opportunity, a small window of opportunity, but also, guys, a great risk because this is a very tense time. nuclear weapons, obviously the key worry both here and across the world, but it will begin with discussions simply about the olympics that start next month here in south korea.
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snow, sleet, and freezing rain. a wintry mix creates potentially slippery conditions on the roads. what you need to know before hitting the road. gun device debate. today new jersey lawmakers decide on whether to crack down on a controversial addition to weapons. and countdown to the olympics. today marks one month until the winter games begins. we introduce you to the newest members of team usa. we have a busy morning already. coming up on 4:00 a.m. good morning, this is "nbc10 news today" first look at 4. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm via sikahema. we've issued a first alert as a wintry mix threatens to make streets slippery. this is i-95 in south philadelphia. in just hours, snow, sleet, and freezing rain will make its way
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into our area. we have team coverage. matt delucia has more on what you can do to stay safe. katy zachry is monitoring conditions on the roads. first to meteorologist bill henley with the first alert forecast. bill? >> we have a dry start, but that will change later this morning. this afternoon, it's going to be dicey. our first alert is for icy conditions later today. the entire area could see this system bring a mixture of sleet and freezing rain and some snow, too, and it starts later this morning. from 11:00 until midnight tonight. as the time frame -- it's the time frame during the afternoon that we'll see the wintry mix conditions that will bring the light snow and sleet and freezing rain. slippery untreated surfaces, especially slippery later today. roads, address, and sidewalks all included in that. there's the system. it's a combination of snow, and there is the ice. that is the biggest threat for our area later today.
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not to start at least. we will be dry during the commute and cold. temperatures in the teens. 17 for philadelphia. 14 in wilmington. millville, 18 degrees. look at that, 11 degrees in pottstown this morning. even colder than the pocono mountains this hour. the temperatures will be climbing. it will be a warmer afternoon. but you see during the afternoon we stay just below the freezing mark in the low 30s. and with feels-like temperatures in the 20s, you'll still have to bundle up. i'll break it down hour by hour and bring you the futurecast and show exactly when it's going to move in and move out, as well. that's when i'm back in ten minutes. first, katy zachry has your first alert traffic. as you highlighted, we haven't had temperatures above freezing, so there's no refreezing on the roads. still, we're keeping an eye on areas that weren't so well cleared the last couple of days. taking a look outside, the vine street expressway, no overnight construction. just so cold outside, the crews aren't out. they haven't been outside for


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