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49 million americans in a 49 million americans in a flood watch as severe weather leaves a trail of damage and washing out the first day at the masters. >> and dozens and dozens of st advertising on fox's the o'reilly factor. a congresswoman says he should be arre biggest meeting of his career today. and pepsi yanks their new kendall jenner ad over massive backlash and s shoot a manhole r into the air on busiest streets. "early today" starts right now. i'm yasmine.
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>> and i'm frances rivera. in south carolina, heavy rain caused flash flooding, inundating colombia's me reside to safety during the storm. powerful bolts sparked dozens of fire throughout the tornado knocked down trees and peeled a roof right off t least nine tornadoes hit the region. over in augusta, the cancel the contest of the maim it was ever cancelled in the tournament's 63-year history. bill karins is tracking it all for us this morning. bill, where is the threat now? >> we're down in florida. later this morning we'll fire up a few newrichnd,
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norfolk. south of washington, d.c. isola damaging winds.floo watches, he saturate running high. we'll add another one to three n as we go throughout this afternoon and this evening, causing additional flooding tonight. >> all right. bill, thank you so much. we'll check in with you a little bit later. all right.sh against fox news star bill o'reilly is now growing. sponsors have abandoned after the network and the star reportedlyd harassment against him. defense saying he's a good person but maxine a very different take. >> it shouldn't be, in america, that you can sexually harass
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women and buy your way out of it because they're rich. if they continue to do this do, they need to go to jail. >> nbc's anne thompson has even >> as advertisers continue to flee the o'reilly o'reilly gain aid powerful defender against accusatio news female colleagues. coming to his nald trump. in an interview with the "new york times," trump called o'reilly a good person. o'reilly and fox news settled w million according to "the times" but d't think he should have settled, adding, i don't think bill d wrong. that infuriated attorney lisa bloom. calls from fox news women all week. >> now who claims o'reilly harassed her. >> and ipl i can't do that.
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>> trump has been accused of unwanted sexual conduct in the past and denied it. his comments about an actress during an "access hollywood" taping almosiled his his fame m vulnerable to lawsuits and he c. what the president has proclaimed as natiolexual assault and prevention month. anne thompson, nbc news, new i president donald trump now says u.s. action after the carried out in syria are now his respone rsibilie garden alongside king abdullah of jordan, he declared the horrific chemical attack as an affront to humanity, saying the attack has changed his mind about syria an >> these hateful actions cannot be tolerated.
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when you kill innt children, innocent babies, little babies, with awas so lethal, people were shocked to hear what gas it wassses a red line, many, many lines. many, manyell you it's already happened that my attitude toward ha will assad.y what, if any, action he despite cautioning against action himself in 2013,upside. still, mr. trump's new stance and the first real tesis america first doctrine comes as u.s. officials confirm it was, in fact,agent, quite u.n. ly sarin.
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ambassador nikki haley came out with rebuke and also blaat tse pictures. we cannot close ourlose our mine responsibility to act. cannot e responsibility for this. time and time again, without any factual basis, russia attempts to place blame on others. there is an obvious truth here that must be spoken. the truth is that assad, russia ave no interest in peace. how many more children die before russia cares? >> russia is saying assad quotel apon's depot but a cnrar open r.
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president trump will hmar-ao a china's president. vowing to korea alone, if necessary. though he admits he could use china's help. cou make for a tense two days as he used china a political punching bag on the campaign e china to rape our country. and that's w greest theft in th istory of the world. agenda? trade. with thesi chi with the massive trade deficits leader looks to if iing his own power there.
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the diplomacy playing out at mar-a-lago over the nengs few days could take the backseat to -- without any evidence, the president accused former secretary rice of committing crime. nbc hallie jackson has report. >> reporter: with the notable steve bannon. a source sd bannon was working on health care instead but his conspicuous no-show came hours after he was ousted fromury cou. the vice president, insisting it's not a demotion. >> just a natural evolution to ensure the national security council is organized in a way that best serves the president. >> a top white house offic says bannon was originally put on the committee as a mic check. bannon's goal, originally
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sources say, to break down the obama-era structure inside that national security team. led, at the time, by susan rice. she's in the president's crosshairs now as he accuses wi committing a crime, by requesting names that people e unmasked. >> there's nothing wrong, unexpected, illegal about doing that. what would be wrong and illegal is if she took that name and e the press. >> i leaked nothingnobody. >> the president, yet again, making aunsubstantiated surveillance claim, telling " t >> a lot of news ye ee more upd today. thank you to hallie jackson for also, pepsi now pulled a 2 1/2-minute ad featuring ke gives an officer in riotwidespread
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condemnation, with critics bad d trivlized the black lives matter movement, pepsi rt, saying, in company was trying to project a and understanding. clearly, we missed apologized. >> clearly we missed it, more power to them check in with bill karins with more on the severe weather today. florida is now the focus of wher >> yeah. potential for an isolated strong storm down there in areasa. as far as early this afternoon, here is the timing. we goou midatlantic region, washington, d.c., 2:00, 3:avy rain by this evening's commute moves into flood risk that will accompany that one to thre day ahead. goodrologist bill henley. rain has started in our area. it's light rain fal philadelphia toward the shore.
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moderate showers as far as thunderstorms are concerned has a look to the west to harrisburg. those are missing us. the next round ier. we've issued a first alert for potential for heavy rain, flooding a s update at 4:30. >> all right, bill. for "nbc 10 news today" -- >> we're learning more about this attack. the video has gone have narrowed down the search for the young suspec this week's train derailment is causing headaches for commurs. we'll tell you about the lingering problems and when things could get back to normal. >> grand opening today. first lego land opens to the public. we'll have a preview of what to. weather, traffic. all the news you need to know before you head out the i star today." get play proof kid's gear
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meteorologist bill tracking the storms with what to expect in your neighborhood with the most accurate forecast in town. bill? >> we're starting off with light rain from philadelphia to theme there. heavy showers and thunderstorms, at least the fs t the west. they're in the harrisburg area. we'll see some heavy rainfall to start with there. we'll get our share as there's more lining up to the southwest. this will be a big system. it will be with us through the day today. the potential for severe weather will be, in fact, for our entire viewing area during the day today. potential for periods of heavy rainfall could lead to some flooding and severe storms are also a possibility withnd and p. we're starting off in the 40s. got a little chilly overnight. 48 degrees right now. rain falling in philadelphia, jersey and lehigh valley. light wind out at 14 miles an hour, compared to what we'll see during the day. showers, thunderstorms with
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gusty winds. philadelphia will reach 62 degrees this afternoon and 50s for the lehigh valley in nd tsuburbs. the shore up to 60 degrees today. i'll go through it hour by hour, to show you when those stronger storms are likely to reach your neighborhood. first jessica your first alert traffic. >> our cameras right around 20th street. watching right here. we have no problems reported right now. the roads are wet. picked out this camera. looks better than it did a minute ago. rain water is covering the lens. some of it has probably dripped off. vine street expressway is open inted problems. 95 looks okay. we're watching construction. right lane to 95 northbound ramp to eastbound vine street expressway is actually blocked right now with this construction project. we're keeping an eye on that for you with a trip southbound from woodhaven road to the

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