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it's friday, june 26th. coming up on "early today," an breaking news in france where suspects kidnap and decapitate a man in a factory. emotional day ahead as our nation's top leaders descend on charleston, for the funeral of shooting victim pinckney. and univision's decision to dump his miss u.s.a. contract. >> they have an ironclad contract. to broadcast miss usa and miss universe. they can't just do this. >> president obama's supreme court justice proves to be president obama's closest ally on obamacare. "early today" starts right now.
>> good morning. reports of a shocking and deadly attack in southeastern france hours ago. french officials are opening up a terror investigation. nbc news is working to confirm reports of an explosion at a factory there. one person is dead and, according to one source decapitated and posted on the entry gate. two men crashed a car into the building. they reportedly had gas canisters that set off the explosion explosion. one of them may be in custody. now to more breaking news overnight and a deadly plane crash. a sightseeing plane has crashed in southeast alaska. all nine people aboard, including the pilot, died. when it crashed in rugged terrain. it's unclear what caused the crash but rain and wind put off a recovery attempt until later today. the eight passengers came from a
holland america cruise that was in the middle of a seven-day voyage that originated in seattle. and in just hours, thousands of people expected at the funeral for senator clementa pinckney, he's one of nine innocent people killed in last week's charleston church massacre. this is shaping up to be a pretty massive service with very high profile attendees. >> reporter: no doubt about it. the president putting the finishing touches on the eulogy here. and a little bit later this morning, more than 20 people expected to speak before the president, in a service expected to last hours. it is the charleston church clementa pinckney pastored and the place he and eight others were gunned down by a
21-year-old man filled with hate. >> what a prophetic way for it to end where it began. my heart has burst because brother pinckney was a friend of mine. >> reporter: in a week when grief has gripped families and every fiber of faith has been tested. >> and grandma, whatever i do from here on out will be because of you watching over me and holding my hand. >> it speaks volumes to what the people of charleston are really about. >> reporter: it has been a long painful good-bye to those who loved pastor pinckney. 000s walk by where he served as a state senator and a building where a controversial confederate flag continues to stir emotions outside. >> if people recognize that this particular event last week was a direct result and correlation to hate and realize that it's time for the flag to come down.
>> reporter: as the president arrives to offer comfort. >> he's showing charleston that he's really concerned about the people. >> reporter: faith and forgiveness are easy to find in this so-called holy city understanding that hate is more elusive. and we should mention that the first lady and hillary clinton expected here today. and two more funerals today and we should point out that dylann roof remains behind bars about eight miles away. >> daf >> thank you, dave. donald trump is hitting back. this morning he's answering the for these comments he made about mexicans when announcing his candidacy last week. >> they're sending people that have lots of problems.
they're bringing their problems with us. they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. they're rapists. and some i assume are good people. but i speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting. >> nbc's tracie potts is live in washington. so, he got called out, but in true trump style he's not backing down. >> reporter: no, he's going to sue univision for not carrying miss usa pagt -- pageant on the 12th of july. he said he has a five contract and if they don't honor, he will sue. and then he went on telemundo and not only defended his comments but he added to them. >> we have people coming through the border who are not people we want and not people from mexico
but other countries. i talk all over south america, latin america, i talk all over the world, we have terrorists coming through the border. we have no projection. mexico is taking advantage of us and so many other countries. >> reporter: another latino in the pageant has pulled out. other mexican performers and pop stars are denouncing trump. another one dropped out of that miss usa pageant. >> and nbc universal is a partner in the pageant organization with trump. they issued a statement saying "donald trump's opinions do not represent those of nbc and we do not agree with his positions on a number of issues, including his recent comments on immigration. >> a huge victory for the obama administration this one by the supreme court. this one a challenge to the president's healthcare law. this is a decision that effects millions of people.
pete williams reports. >> reporter: outside the court, big cheers for the ruling. victory for the affordable care act, aca. the issue, who's entitled to federal subsidies that make health insurance companier. opponents said the subsidies were not for everyone only in one of the 16 states that have the marketplaces. and the people who bought on the federal marketplace healthcare..gov could not get the subsidies but by a vote of 6-3 they said that is wrong. they said insurance companies cannot deny for preexisting conditions and everyone must get it and subsidies make it more affordable. congress passed the affordable care act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them, roberts wrote. >> today's decision has monumental significance, it
it means the affordable care act is not just the law of the land it will remain the law of the land. >> reporter: in a blistering dissent for himself and scalia he used the supreme court's abbreviation and said we should really start calling the law scotus care. it was a barbed attack on his ruling. >> republicans vow to keep fighting to repeal the law. and in hawaii, a gigantic sink hole swallowed up this pick up truck and flooded nearby yards. they rushed to move their cars away but the owner of the truck was not so lucky. >> when i opened the door, i saw the gush coming out of the water
break and our truck was right above it. >> once crews turned off the water, the truck was pulled out of that sink hole. let's now get an update on some of the forecasts around the country. it's expected to be a hot few days. >> exsescessively hot and even dangerous. as far as the heat warnings go one of them is in here toward the portland area. that's where our excessive heat warning goes until sunday at 5:00 a.m. how hot will it be? not very hot in the southwest. fresno you'll come close to that 108 record for today. further to the north is where we
have a better chance of breaking records. spokane, you'll come close to yours. it is going to get hotter in a few spots as we go throughout the weekend with the heat wave really peaking in boise 109. salt lake city 101 and 103 over the weekend. you get the picture here. this heat wave is here to stay but it looks closer to the chillier waters of the pacific. sacramento 103. next week still looks very warm in the west. >> yeah i would certainly hope the folks out there heed your warnings to try to stay cool. >> an ac weekend.
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. it is a terror tactic no doubt about it. the body was found decapitated with massive -- as far as we know as i'm talking to you, there is one dead and two injured. >> that was french president hollande describing what he calls a terror attack just a short time ago. it happened in southeastern france at a gas factory. one of the men behind the attacks is in police custody,
although another man may have been involved. the decapitated head was found posted on the entry gate. they're calling it a miracle in western colombia. a mother and her son were rescued after spending five days in the jungle. their plane crashed on saturday. she said they survive by drinking coconut milk. the pilot was killed in the crash. in the seattle times, large chunk of ice crashes through the roof and landed in a closet tuesday. authorities believe it may have come from an airplane. and in italy there's a new guinness world record for the tallest structure made out of legos. 600,000 lego bricked for eded were
used. and this video shows a cat who can't seem to get enough of her owner. it was recorded over several days and shows the cat constantly jumping onto her owner's lap while playing video games. >> i wonder if the cat does it to everyone or just has the crush on the owner. >> yeah. you don't normally think of cats as being loyal. the u.s. supreme court could issue another blockbuster decision today. the nation's highest court is expected to decide whether gays and lesbians have a right to mary or ifery marry. derek jeter is 41 years old. and chris o'donnell is 45 years
a terror attack overnight in france -- where workers at a local gas factory arrive at work to find a gruesome sight. attack overnight in france where workers at a local gas factory arrived at work to find a grew some sight. in san francisco the pride weekend kicks off. we will get you up to days on closures and the traffic jams. san jose students welcome the youngest winner in history. from nbc bay area this is "today in the bay." >> a good friday morning. i'm sam brock. >> and i'm kris sanchez in for laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to this morning, but first let's check your draft with meteorologist kari hall. it was blazing hot yesterday,
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