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the birther issue rears its ugly head back into the campaign. >> when will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry? >> back on the campaign trail and hitting the donald with everything she's got. >> new york city cops attacked by a man brandishing an 11-inch cleaver, 18 shots are fired, all during rush hour. police in ohio are investigating the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old carrying a bb gun. the second lowest mark and as the government steps in on the dangers of the galaxy note 7. the new apple iphone 7 is flying off the shelf for early buyers. >> jimmy fallon really did go
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the donald reacted. "early today" starts right now. happy friday to you, aim frances rivera. >> i'm ayman mohyeldin. it's hard to maenl this late in the election cycle, the birther issue is once again coming up. >> we have seen it all, from hair to health and now the focus on this. this morning, the birther issues come storming back into the 2016 race with donald trump refusing to say president obama was born in the united states. after asked directly by the "washington post" said, quote, i'll answer the question at the right time. i don't want to answer that right now. i don't want to answer that trump's response and refusal to answer is now spread across the headlines this morning. here's what the post, robert costa, said about the nominee's non-answer. >> so we're sitting there, i had a list of questions. up with of the questions i had
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born in the united states, and i had not heard trump say that himself, so i asked trump, is kellyanne conway accurate. i asked it several times, he said i don't want to answer that question, when i said is kelly anne accurate? he said, okay. i will not talk about that. we had a lengthy exchange about it, and what he said i published tonight. >> the trump team responded by trying to walk back the nominee's comment with statement, quote, in 2011, mr. trump was finally able to bring this ugly incident to its conclusion by compelling president obama to release his birthday certificate. mr. trump did a great service to the president and the country by bringing closure to the issue that hillary clinton and her team first raised. having successfully obtained president obama's birthday certificate when others could not, mr. trump believes that president obama was born in the united states.
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several trump tweets that show the nominee continuing to question the president's citizenship as recent as 2014. >> the clinton camp also jumped on trump's answer with brian fallon tweeting, quote, trump needs to say himself on camera and admit he was wrong for trying to lelegitimize the first african-american president. hillary clinton took to task for the birth issue, herself. >> he was asked one more time, where was president obama born? and he still wouldn't say hawaii. he still wouldn't say america. this man wants to be our next president. when will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry? >> but on her first day back on the trail, clinton also found
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as a series of battleground polls show trump leading 53 days before election day. >> i've always said that this was going to be a tight race. i've said it from the very beginning. whether i was up, down, it didn't matter. what matters is who registers to vote and who is motivated and mobilized to turn out to vote. i will keep doing everything i can to deliver my message about what's at stake in this election and my campaign is going to continue to work hard every day to turn out every voter we possibly can. >> and we now have word that clinton will deploy her strongest and most effective surrogates on the trail, all barnstorming swing states on clinton's behalf. >> the birther issue isn't the oefrbs trump controversy making headlines after trump's son donald jr. made this questionable remark.
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they've let her slide on every indiscrepancy, on every lie, on every dnc game trying to get bernie sanders out of the thing. if the republicans were doing that, they'd be warming up the gas chamber right now. >> the anti-defamation league responded by calling trump jr. out on twitter, posting, the holocaust and gas chambers is never okay. we hope you understand the sensitivity and hurt of making holocaust joiques. we h trump jr. told nbc he in no way meant the remark as anti-semitic but used the term as an expression for corporal punishment. >> but the billionaire nominee's son found himself in trouble with an interview with the pittsburgh tribune when he said this about his farth's taxes. >> he has a 12,000 page tax return that would create probably 300 million independent financial auditors out of
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to distract from his message. >> that came after house speaker paul ryan said the nominee should release his tax returns. >> do you think it's a good idea for donald trump to release his returns? >> i did release my returns. i'll defer to bl trump. he has an opinion, i'll defer to him on that. >> do you think it's a good do it. >> trump will hold a rally but not before meeting with gop officials at rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. he will meet veterans in his newly opened hotel as clinton delivers remarks in washington while first lady michelle obama campaigns for clinton for the first time in virginia. the federal government is dealing major blow to samsung,
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smartphones by issuing an official recall of 1 million galaxy note 7s nationwide. it follows at least 92 reports of phones overheating, some combusting and catching fire. it comes from the lithium batteries which can generate an enormous amount of heat. >> because this product presents such a serious fire hazard, i am urging all consumers, all consumers, to take advantage of this recall right away. >> the federal order comes two million phones world wide. samsung now advising note 7 owners to check their phone's serial nub on samsung's website. while samsung says it's already bought back 130,000 phones investigators are now looking at other fires that allegedly involve different samsung models. a man is in critical condition after attacking police in new york city.
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head with an 11-inch ver. local newspapers called him a madman who allegedly became enraged after finding a boot on his car outside penn station. when officers approached the suspect, he ran away. the off duty officer tackled him, he slashed him with a cleaver, the officer is in serious condition in the hospital. it's a dramatic end to career. >> authorities in columbus, ohio, are pleading for calm as they try to figure out how a young teen wanted for questioning in an armed robbery wound up fatally shot by a police officer. investigators say the 13-year-old pulled a bb gun that looked very much like a real gun. community members held a vigil in columbus thursday evening to remember king. ron mott is in columbus with more.
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drama. an armed robbery on thursday night. >> this man just had a gun on the street. >> according to authorities, a responding officer opened fire on one of the suspects when he reached for a gun. police confirm the 13-year-old was shot at the scene and killed, and that weapon authorities recovered was a bb gun, similar to this one, bearing close resemblance to real service weapons used by police. the officer involved white has been identified as brian mason, a nine-year veteran on the force. he was cleared of wrongdoing in another fatal shooting from 2012. tyree king's death generated immediate comparisons to that of tamir rice, killed by cleveland police while also carrying a toy gun, set off nationwide protests. they have reached out to community leaders urging for calm and patience while the investigation continues. meantime, king's family has
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>> it's about making sure we have transparency in these investigations and we find out the truth. >> ron mott, nbc news, columbus. >> the washington post reports there have been at least 60 deadly shootings of people with dead guns since the start of 2015. >> thanks. just ahead, an eye-popping scene in florida. this you have to see to believe. >> but first, bill karins has a look at your weekend weather. >> the middle of the country is where all the problems last night with they're going to continue to redevelop in the midwest. we'll continue that going across the country through the upcoming weekend. that's storm one. storm two is in the northwest, moving in the day, later on and on saturday. and that could continue within
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?? >> this morning on "today," hoda kotb sits down with miley cyrus about her time on "the voice" and why she'll never walk the red carpet again. >> i'm excited to see what he has to say about that one. interesting to watch. >> a major recall for su vurx drivers and pure glee for apple fans, plus stocks in the red overseas. let's go to landen. she j >> good friday morning to you. wall street would start the day in the red. european markets are lower in early trading as bank stocks are getting hit with germany's deutsche bank the big loser. the bank says the justice department is asking for $14 billion to settle a mortgage fraud case and investors will be on data watch as we get reports on consumer prices and consumer sentiment. >> meanwhile, feat chrysler is
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can you mess your hair up? >> the answer is yes, but the people in new hampshire where i will be in about an hour from now, i hope they're going to understand. >> did you say yes? >> go ahead. >> yes. donald trump, everybody.
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i love inlook on jimmy fallon's face that he couldn't believe it for a moment. should i know for it, should i not go for it. >> if you watched the democratic national convention last july, you may have noticed bill clinton's affinity for balloons. when he stopped by the daily show last night, they decided to have a little fun with it. check this out. >> i did notice there's one thing that makes you smile, so i wanted to give you the gift of balloons. >> thank you so much for coming to the daily show. >> yay! >> the simple things in life that make us happy. >> you can have a balloon drop any place, your day is made. >> in theaters this weekend, snowden following edward snowden as he decides to leak classified information from the nsa. bridget jones' baby is the third
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franchise, and blair witch is the follow-up to the 1999 movie the blair witch project. >> you can imagine that, 1999, so that's almost 20 years later. bridget jones' baby, 15 years later after the fact, so we're doing this flashback. >> about the sequels. i'll be interested to see in if blair witch project, if it's an adaptation or a new story. >> and the ending, too. >> singer and scream queens anther nick jonas turns 24. flo rida turns 37, and david copperfield is 60, although he's made his birthday certificate disappear. >> maybe can he make the years disappear. >> this is "early today." ?? when is your flu shot more than a flu shot?
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>> we dive in to the travel forecast. we're looking at very nice conditions throughout much of the west. this will change. our first significant storm system of the season is coming to the pacific northwest, affecting washington state. for today, no problem. then you see what happens. all of a sudden 63 in seattle on saturday. so keep that in mind for your weekend plans, today and tonight are the nicer of the two nights. >> thanks, bill. the state department now says humanitarian aid and access has not been able to reach those in need in syria. days after the cease-fire began and while the spokesperson concedes levels of violence have dropped significantly, there has yet to be an all-out stop in hostilities.
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the united nations now says it is prepared to deliver badly needed goods to those areas in need throughout the country like places such as aleppo. however, the international governing body says it's waiting for final authorization from syrian authorities before they can move in. no telling when that would occur. that comes after hillary clinton made a major admission conceding that the war in syria would be dictated by russia's not organizations like the u.n. or countries like the united states. the state department says the cease-fire in syria is, quote, not perfect. >> former president george w. bush attended a dedication ceremony at a new elementary school named in his honor. the dallas area school is the second in the country named after bush. it credits his legacy and his wife's work in education. the 43rd president shared some wisdom with teachers and students. >> i wish you all the best as
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make good decisions. especially when people aren't watching you. >> and he also praised the school's dual language program, offering both english and spanish. >> several manatees were rescued by volunteers after being trapped on a florida golf course. high waters caused by the hurricane swept the manatees into the course's pond where they remained for two weeks. initially two mothers and their calves were pulled out of the pond, but as the days went on, volunteers found more. each manatee was assessment before being returned to florida's gulf coast. >> if you could imagine that in a golf course. for them being there out of these strange waters for two whole weeks. good to see those efforts. >> gives you a sense as well when the storms come by the kind of disruption they cause to the eco system. also niesh to see president bush getting the school honor. i'm ayman mohyeldin. >> i'm frances rivera. thank you for being with us on "early today." have a great friday and a grit weekend. we'll see you back here bright
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>> can i miss your hair up? >> unusual request, talk about transparency. >> did he ask the donald if he can mess up his hair? we'll >> people around the world are waiting for an iphone 7, but they may have to wait, we'll tell you why. >> a local man speaks to the
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of murder. >> thank you so much for joining us. we made it to a friday, ladies and gentlemen, we thank you for waking up with us. let's talk weather today. what does it look like? >> it is definitely getting warmer. wet weather on the way for next week. today though another picture perfect day. we've got sunshine, light winds and little below normal. 78 degrees at 9:00 a.m. 87 by noon and at 4:00, 92, that's our expected high today. we'll talk about the warmer temperatures for the weekend coming up in a few minutes. >> a major road closure surely is going to cause problems for hundreds of people in the valley, our tom holly has been talking about this all week. the ramp fund u.s. 95 south, i-15 south as you take a live look this morning.

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