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it's wednesday october 28th. coming up on "early today," ben carsonsurging and donald trump calls on voters to get his numbers up. new details in the disturbing officer/student incident in south carolina. we hear from those involved. from the first pitch a 14-inning game one triler as the world series goes late into the night. plus a disturbing new study about tires on your vehicle. and the president makes the phrase "playing like a girl" cool. that and much more starts now. i'm dara brown. we begin with the latest from
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the shocking video of a police officer forcibly arresting a student in a south carolina classroom. the justice department and the fbi have opened investigations into the incident and we're now hearing from a second student arrested. nbc's gain gutierrez has the latest. >> reporter: it is 10:30 monday morning. math class at spring valley high school. school resource officer ben fields is called in to confront a student. witnesses say she had not been participating in class, had taken out her phone and refused to leave when the teacher asked. the confrontation escalates while other students watch silently. while she's still sitting in her desk fields pulls her to the ground and throws her across the floor. >> it wasn't right. he was like slinging her around like a rag doll. >> nadia said she stood up for her classmate and was also arrested. >> the grown men in there were
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scared. i was scared. he's known as officer slam. i was eighth grade hearing about this man. >> social media trending under the #assault at spring valley high. >> i think it's ridiculous. not even necessary do that to her when she's just a child sitting in the seat. >> the girl tried to punch fields at least once but he probably should have responded differently. >> what should a o resource officer do? >> one of the first things we would like to to see happen is the school handle it, not involve us as the law enforcement officer. >> a -- 2013 incident claiming in part fields infairley and recklessly targets african american students. he's also a football coach and had received a culture of excellence award at the school last year. >> he's a really good officer. and sometimes he can be like
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pretty mean. but he can also be a really nice officer. he can also help kids out at school. >> reporter: deputy fields is on administrative leave without pay. >> deputy fields has not commented nor the student. the sheriff says he doesn't believe race is an america noting shields has been dating an african american for some time. and the teacher and the principal said the force is appropriate. hillary clinton continues separating herself from president obama. on "the late show" with stephen colbert she voiced her opinion on big banks. >> do we let them fail this time? >> yes. >> we let them fail the this time? >> kwae. >> wow. >> yes. >> and tonight's gop debate will be a first for the new front runner. ben carson is surging hofd the donald trump who literally asked votest last night to get the numbers up please.
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>> reporter: finally preparations are under way here in the media spin room a also on the main stage where the debate will take place later this afternoon. for the first time donald trump is not in the lead edged out by ben carson, who like trump is a political novice. donald trump in iowa on the eve of the debate as a cbs norktsd poll shows him losing the lead to ben carson. >> get a little shake up in iowa. i don't know what's going on. >> in the polls, 26% of republican primary voters said they would back carson. four points ahead of trump with the rest of the candidates far behind in the single digits. moderator john harwood says could impact the debate's tone. >> when carson pulled ahead of trump in iowa in polling there, donald trump really started going after ben carson. so this is really only one national survey showing this. but it does introduce an ununpredictable dynamic to the
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stage. >> carson staffers say he'll defend himself but remain low key. >> some people think he's laid back. i don't think there are very many who think he's too laid back to be president. i think people really appreciate his temperament. >> here in boulder, as in much of the country many are undecided. >> someone intelligent, successful in business, not a career politician. >> with much of the attention on front runners, the other candidates hope their performances will swing the votes their way. including jeb bush. now cutting staff and struggling to find footing in the race. and toot another round in the lodge nominating process. >> the debate is scheduled to last two hours including commercial. cnbc agreed to shorten the session at the request of some of the candidates. >> and remember you can watch the gop debate tonight on cnbc, coverage begins at 5:00 p.m.
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eastern. today the house votes on the budget deal. boehner calls it the best possible deal at this moment. many republicans are not happy with it. tracie potts is live in washington d.c. with the latest. good morning tracie. did speaker boehner hand president obama a win here? >> some republicans certainly think so. and that is why they are very skeptical about going along with what they consider a rushed, back room deal. paul ryan is one of them. he's expected to be named house speaker tomorrow. and he says this deal stinks. that is the way he put it. boehner says he agrees but it is the best they can do and they really don't want to drag this into a new republican administration, new republican leadership here on capitol hill. bottom line he's trying to get it done quickly, hoping for a vote to get approved by the house. all though even if that happened there is already opposition in the senate including from the
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campaign trail. some of the senators out in colorado for the debate, ted cruz says it is utter surrender. rubio says it is seriously flawed. and the rand paul already promising a filibuster. >> tracie thank you so much. now the kansas city royals beat the mets in a marathon 5 hour and 9 min game one. the royals escobar started the game off with a bang. hitting an inside park home run on the first pitch of the first inning giving the royals an early lead. the mets up 4-3 in the ninth when the royals alex gordon tide it with a homer to center field sending the game to extra innings. and in the bottom of the 14th, this sacrifice fly with the bases loaded for the winning run. the game was temporarily suspended in the fourthic that have fox's production truck lost
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pour. they both agreed to play on without replay challenges. game two is later today. defense secretary ash carter did not mince words in the u.s. role in syria. carter appeared before the senator armed services committee yesterday. richard engel has our report. >> reporter: after american and kurdish commandos storm and isis prison in iraq last week freeing dozens of hostages, it was clear the u.s. had entered directly into combat yet again in the middle east. it cost the life of master sergeant joshua wheeler. >> to degrade and ultimately defeat isil. >> today secretary of defense ash carter couldn't have been more explicit, u.s. troops will be in combat against isis. >> we won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against isil or conducting such missions
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directly. whether in strikes from the air or direct action on the ground. >> but the president had repeatedly. >> the american forces deployed to iraq do not and will not have a combat mission. >> the white house is treading a fine line. considering a wider role for u.s. troops in iraq and syria while insisting so called regular troops won't be in combat. only small numbers of specials on forces will carry out, quote, direct action. >> so it's an apparent contradiction. the white house insists nothing has changed, no troops in combat. but the pentagon also insists there will be more troops engaging in direct action. >> that was richard engel reporting in istanbul. now here is bill cairns. good morning. >> umbrella weather. we haven't said that in the west for a while. light rain. that will be exiting interstate 5 throughout the morning.
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north we've been dealing the light range on and off northern portions of california. euro kah only about another half hour of showers for you. to the north. pretty steady rain. that will shift up towards salem and portland. and further north we're still dry around seattle. bellingham has rain and showers trying to fill in a little bit. but they will have a tough time making it over the olympics for now. not heavy rainfall amounts. a quarter to a half an inch over the next 24 hours. and if anyone is doing travel today a lot of rainy weather from chicago to the big cities in the east coast. so there will be some
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temperatures kept down in california too with all the clouds and showers around. no complaints for some rainy wednesday forecast. >> well it's definitely needed. thanks so much. new details from the n the, sb for anyone driving a car or drug. and the dangerous robbery on the philly commuter train. phil! oh no... (under his breath) hey man! hey peter. (unenthusiastic) oh... ha ha ha! joanne? is that you? it's me... you don't look a day over 70. am i right? jingle jingle. if you're peter pan, you stay young forever. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. ♪ you make me feel so young... it's what you do. ♪ you make me feel ♪ so spring has sprung. don't be envious, be envied revlon colorstay gel envy™ in just two steps, i get what i want. salon-quality base and color then diamond top coat for extraordinary shine
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nunchuks. this weapon made famous by martial artists will supposedly help control suspects without too much force. officers will have to pass 16 hours of training before using the nunchuks. >> in philadelphia a man fell on to commuter train tracks after he was tased during a robbery sunday morning. the police are still searching for the two suspects who stole the items on the train. also the motorist was killed last night when his vehicle crashed into the school bus. that bus was carrying lehigh university women's rowing team. none of the students were seriously injured. and here is landon dowdy. good morning. >> good morning. a giant pharmacy merger with
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i'm glad my bulls are over in the east. >> in the end the chicago bulls would win 97-95. but earlier in the day the president welcomes the women's champion team to the white house. >> this team taught all america's children that playing like a girl means you're a bad ass. perhaps i shouldn't have used that phrase. [ laughter ] playing like a girl means being the best. it means drawing largest tv audience for a soccer match, men or womens in american history. >> personally i preferred the first phrase. back to you. >> i'm with you on that one betty. just ahead new stuff from taylor swift. plus a new look at the last hunger gaims movie. you're watching early today. he's beached here, gazing out on an unforgiving landscape.
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leading the news on nbc news com. two killed when world war ii tank explodes in oregon. deputies respond to the explosion on tuesday afternoon. paramedics attempted to save the victims but they died from their injuries. local and state authorities are still investigating. jason chaffets moves to irs chief. he said he violated trust. this comes after the decision to not charge any irs official. chaffetz believes the move will help restore public confidence.
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tensions mount in the south china sea monday. officials say the move was went to challenge china's territorial claim to the area which also has rival claims from neighboring countries. despite recent movements in the area the u.s. state department says the relationship between beijing and the u.s. is vitally important. in maryland tuesday a police officer disguised himself as the homeless man and held up a sign that says i am the montgomery county police officer looking for cell phone violations. and police issued 56 tickets during a two hour sting. quite a bust there. in atlanta over the weekend a notorious international jewel thief was arrested. 85-year-old doris payne has been arrested multiple times during a five decade spree. high heels are not just for walking anymore. thousands gathered in the
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nations capital to watch the annual high heel race. donning their best costumes. participants raced down the street in their footwear. since 1986 it's taken place on the tuesday before halloween. >> none of my heels would work in that race. they're very narrow in the back. >> i can run in the high heels. always for the bus. >> really? >> oh yeah. it's part of the deal. now time for a look ahead. prince harry is in washington d.c. to promote his event for wounded warriors. he'll visit app afternoon meeting with the president. and tonight the gop debate coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. and happy birthday. i'm dara brown. thanks for watching "early
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