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and lay down. >> reporter: heinrich said he drove away from jacob, hasnd cuffing him. jacob asking what did i do wrong? investigators did question heinrich at the time, but there was never an arrest. it would take nearly three decades for a break in the case. heinrich's on another victim. >> after almost 27 years, dany heinrich was ready to talk and we had to grab the moment. >> reporter: the 53-year-old told police where he buried jacob's body in exchange for not being charged with the murder. heinrich faces 20 more year in prison. >> for us, jacob was
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>> reporter: now they have excruciating answers to the tragedy that has consumed their lives, along with fresh grief, even after all this time. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. in chicago, tonight, a tragic milestone as that city has reached 500 homicide so far this year, that more than all of last year, in fact august was chicago's deadliest month in two decades, far outpaced than larger violent crime has fallen in other parts of the country in the mast two decades. >> reporter: even for a city sadly accustomed to violence, the bloodshed was staggering. shooting after shooting, mostly on chicago's south and west side. 31 people shot since monday morning, 13 killed over labor day weekend. >> like any family, they manic and grab chair children.
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milestone, the 500 homicides are morning new york and los angeles combined. crime rates are lower than they were 25 years ago, so why is chicago different? poor and segregated neighborhoods prone to gang violence. and repeat offenders who lack sentencing. the penalty for having an illegal gun in chicago is one year, while in three years. well known activist father michael sleigher says that chicago is a war zone that needs federal help. >> call for a state of emergency and get some federal resources to come in. >> reporter: caught in the cross fire children, a 10-year-old was killed while sitting on a porch with his twin sister, a bullet is now lodged in his back. >> when it hits home, that's when you really
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everyone has to wake up. like these are our babies that's not being able to grow up anymore. >> reporter: she is one of many family members keeping vigil at this hospital. mayor rahm emanuel's office declined to comment and it will be two weeks before he will detail his plans to combat crime by hiring more police officers. to presidential politics 2016 race. we have got it all covered including some brand-new poll numbers. let's begin with nbc's kristen welker. >> reporter: lester, tonight some democrats tell me they're privately concerned about some polls that show a tighteninging race, the clinton campaign downplaying those jitters. the strategy now, making secretary clinton more accessible and getting
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entering the final fall sprint with an advantage. the new nbc news battleground map shows clinton today would likely have the 270 electoral votes to win the white house and a poll of likely voters out today has donald trump out by two points. no she's sharpening her attacks. >> he clearly has something to hide, we don't know exactly what it is, but we're is. >> reporter: clinton taking trump to task for saying this about releasing his taxes. >> i think people don't care. >> i just think he's dead wrong. >> reporter: but democrats are wondering why after a summer in which trump saw two campaign shake-ups and was largely under fire, she wasn't running a away with the race. >> not just tearing down donald trump but selling herself to the american people.
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and vice president biden gearing up to help clinton make her case on the trail. biden offering this advice. >> let them see your heart a little bit more. >> reporter: the house oversight committee asking the u.s. attorney to review evidence about whether secretary clinton and her employees obstructed justice. >> of course not, i have no concern on and neither do the fbi. >> reporter: clinton still batting an ongoing challenge, making voters trust her. >> reporter: i'm a katie tur, now donald trump is taking a new position, this time about her appearance. >> i don't think she has a presidential look. and you need a presidential look, you have to get the job done. >> reporter: but it's the questions about the timing and political donations
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surrounding donald trump. pam bondi's office was considering a fraud investigation into donald trump university. that investigation was never opened. today bondi accused hillary clinton of trying to gin up outrage. >> she was saying he was under investigation by my office at the time and i knew about it, none of which is true. >> reporter: despite primary, he knew how to work the system. >> i've got to give it to them, because when i want something i get it. when i call, they kiss my [ bleep ]. >> both bondi and trump say there was no impropriety. going into the final stretch, trump is hoping to focus on national security will bury the distraction. today unveiling the endorsement of 88 la retired generals and
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decisions, look how bad her decisions have been. >> reporter: more challenging news for donald trump, "the dallas morning news" is withholding it's endorsement of him, it's the first time the paper has refused to endorse a gop candidate. a program note, both hillary clinton and donald trump will appear live from aboard the intrepid nbc commander in chief forum, that's 8 eastern, 7:00 central on nbc and msnbc. turning overseas now as president obama pledged $90 million to remove unexploded bombs from the vietnam ??war ages a. elsewhere on the tour, he has been met with insulting and in some cases down right rude
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trip to laos tonight after an asia trip that's been a series of stumbles and up? s. at a high stakes summit, a stare down between the president and his old nemesis, vladimir putin, shrugging off outrage over russia's attempts to sway the u.s. election. china piling on too. when air force one landed, no stares for the formal instead they had to lower the stairs in the belly of the plane and the white house press core not even deplaning. >> donald trump seizing on that. >> they wouldn't even give him stairs to come out of air force one. >> reporter: most stunning, the president of a major ally, the philippines, insulting mr. obama, calling him a song of a whore. mr. obama then canceling their meeting.
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describe an ally head of state or government in that regard. >> reporter: is america less respected or did the president lose credibility three years ago, threatening to attack syria and then backing down? >> when president obama didn't deliver on his promise to use military forces as pledged, something went out of his presidency and he's never been able to put it back. >> reporter: a triumph fachbt asia that has been anything but. there's a new extreme weather threat charging toward the u.s., hurricane newton made landfall in mexico. it's expected to reach the u.s. by midday tomorrow as a tropical storm. flash flood watches already in effect in arizona and new mexico. meanwhile the remnants of her mien are expected to die out along the east coast
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school for millions of kids in the country, and as fl oourks season approaches, there's new recommendations from the academyf pediatrics, saying that kids should not be vaccinated with nasal sprays as in previous years. why did this change? >> health officials are saying not to vaccinate using the nasal spray, the flu mist, because it's effective. in the past this nasal spray did work, we don't know why it lost its effectiveness, experts are tieing to figure that out. but the experience among us doctors is that children might not be getting their flu vaccines at all, but the problem is they're one of the most vulnerable groups affected by the flu. the mist is available now and is recommended by everyone over the ages of six months, but again, lester,
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going to start or how bad it's going to be so it's best to get protected early on. $20 million, the massive amount being paid to former a news anchor's sexual harassment lewis against roger ailes.
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settlement in the sexual harassment case that rocked fox news and cost roger ailes, one of the most powerful men in media and republican politics his job. former anchor gretchen carlson went public accusing ailes of inappropriate behavior which he denies, but tonight, she's victorious. >> reporter: gretchen carlson, the former fox anchor who sued fox ceo roger ailes today got a $20 million settlement and an apology. we sincerely regret and apologize for the fact that gretchen was not treated with the respect and dignity that all our colleagues deserve. gretchen released her own statement saying she's ready to move on to the next chapter. >> how significant is this settlement? >> it's a big settlement and they forced out roger
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money, she got her apology and the man who harassed her is out, so for her it's a great day. >> reporter: the case changed course after an investigation disclosed that they too were harassed. >> one of the biggest discussions in the settlement discussion is that gretchen carlson and some of the other women had taped inappropriate conversations with >> reporter: ailes himself paid nuone of it. fox picked up the entire tab and ailes paid twice that amount to walk away this summer. we learned a long time host resigned saying fox has not felt like home to me for a few years. while a source close to the investigation say it came down as a financial disagreement, some see
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dismentaling of the machine that roger ailes has built over the last few years. this is not the last, we're going to see over the next few months more and more people leaving because roger ailes is the glue that held this group together. >> reporter: and more today from sources that two other sexual harassment cases decide carlson has also been settled by the company. we're back in a
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in arizona today, a wild high speed police pursuit caught on camera, robbery suspects taking off, authorities giving chase and viewers watching it all play out including a dramatic ending with police opening fire on the suspect's suv. >> reporter: the police pursuit lasted
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in avondale, arizona. >> the police did t p.i.t. maneuver. >> reporter: officers jumping from unmarked cars and unloading round after round into the suv. >> breaking news this afternoon of a bank robbery. >> reporter: it unfolded on live television and on the web. shocking viewers across the phoenix area. he already endangered the public for half an hour now as he's driven throughout the city recklessly. >> reporter: police announced the driver was dead on scene, two other suspects close to where the scene began. no other officers or civilians hit or injured. tonight it's still unclear how many shots were fired, the wind shield hit several times. >> we know that he
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people in danger. >> reporter: ending in a hail of gun fire, all captured on tv. turning to something a bit more uplifting now, an epic wedding photo has turned a newly married couple. a tourist captured the breathtaking shot last week, but they were gone before he got their names so he has turned tocial media when we come back,
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finally tonight, want to tell picturesque oregon coast line. authorities are looking for the suspects caught on camera destroying a famed national land mark. it was toppled in mere seconds. >> reporter: they rocked it back and forth, then a crash. this six-second video clip proved that the popular rock formation called the duck bill pictured in hundreds
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suspected. >> they knocked something so beautiful down that will never be there ever again, it's just hart breaking. >> david tried talking to the group that pushed the rock over. >> they were all laughing about was a compleo them. >> but just getting to the rock formation is a hazard, a sign has been posted for years telling people to get out. >> reporter: online, the search is just beginning for the people in the video and it's not the first time the internet has taken vandals of mother nature to task. a woman who made drawings of creepy things ended with her banishment from national parks. now on the picturesque
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northwest, rock that once served as a pedestal for people, the latest to be brought down by man. >> a real shame. that's going to do it for us on this tuesday night, i'm lester holt, for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching
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