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years on this earth showing no concern for working people. >> reporter: clinton itching to get back out, but her team wanting her to fully recover in time for the first debate. sacrificed today, a big speech on the economy. clinton now facing a tightening race. in our new nbc news/survey monkey online poll, clinton's lead over trump shrinking to only four points. in a four-way race, she leads by only two. clinton now talking about her near collapse and why pneumonia immediately. >> i just didn't think it was going to be that big a deal. it's just the kind of thing, if it happens to you and you're a busy active person, you keep moving forward. >> reporter: but bill clinton raising eyebrows with these comments about his wife's health. >> frequently -- not frequently. rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing's happened to her, when she got
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daughter today. >> she's great. >> reporter: democrats on the changing race. >> we're nervous, but not unexpectedly nervous. secretary clinton will do extremely well in the three debates, she'll dispel any notion she's not strong enough to be president of the united states. >> reporter: but tonight, hillary clinton on doctor's orders, resting at home. >> reporter: i'm katy tur covering the trump campaign. in an effort to be transparent donald trump says he' releasing the latest
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>> you need to know what has happened in the past and what's happening now. >> reporter: for the first time since the convention, the momentum is back on trump's side, gaining ground in national and battleground polls. >> we know it's tightened up even more in the last few days. you can see it's easily a jump ball and the debates will be critical. >> reporter: to gain control, trump is trying to exploit hillary clinton's basket of deplorables comment. >> while me opponent irr irredeemable, i call you hard-working american patriots. >> it's certainly going to make it harder for her to attract, i would say people like me who are reluctantly voting trump, but don't really like him. >> reporter: undercutting trump's message, more violence at his rally. today campaign staff pleading with iowans to keep their hands to themselves. after a man tangled with three protesters
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tonight, donald trump is expected to try and close his gender gap, by giving a policy speech focused around childcare expenses and proposing a new and expanded childcare tax deduction. lester? >> katy tur tonight, thank you. tonight the backlash is growing over north carolina's so-called bathroom law, passed by the state's republican-led legislature and signed by the republican governor which opponents say is anti-gay and anti-transgender rights. the ncaa is the latest string of big businesses and celebrities. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the fight and the financial fall-out. >> reporter: for a city that calls itself tournament town, the ncaa's decision is dire. >> i would call it a man-made recession. >> reporter: nancy vaughn is the mayor of greensboro who estimates the city will lose at least $17 million after the ncaa yanked seven championship events, including men's college basketball games from the state,
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bathroom bill. the n krrchlt aa's president said, we believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events. >> we have people who work these tournaments, hourly workers, who will not be working those nights and it will be tough to make their budgets. >> reporter: the law forbids transgender individuals who using public bathrooms that align with their gender identity. critics view it as discriminatory and anti-gay rights. a long list of it and some have pulled out of the state. the nba even moving next year's all-star game. >> our image is being tarnished and it's embarrassing. >> reporter: but supporters of the law claim it protects women's safety. >> it's unbelievable to me that these entities would think it's okay to invade the privacy of a woman or a girl in a shower or locker room. >> reporter: the north carolina gop went further, saying, i wish the ncaa was this concerned about the women who were raped at baylor.
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up as governor pat mccrory runs for re-election. even spilling to the presidential race in this key battleground state. hillary clinton supportive of the ncaa, tweeting, discrimination has no place in america. mike pence dodging the question. >> donald trump and i simply believe that these decisions are best made at the state level. >> reporter: the obama administration is suing north carolina over the law, and today the governor here blasted the ncaa's decision, soon be decided in court. lester? >> gabe gutierrez tonight, thank you. now to the big cyber attack, targeting the world anti-doping agency and affecting star american athletes. today wada confirmed its database containing confidential information on many olympians, including gold medalist simone biles, was hacked. the organization is blaming a russian espionage group in a scandal just unfolding. nbc's miguel almaguer
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anti-doping agency, tasked with keeping sports clean of drugs, says the hack exposed confidential medical data from some of the world's top athletes. simone biles, venus and serena williams, and elena della don. wada says the sensitive information was stolen by a cyber espionage group known as fancy bear, thought to be russian, through the fishing of e-mail accounts. the target, some of the biggest stars in simone biles had a medical exemption to take a banned substance. she took a stand today on twitter. i have adhd and have taken medicine for it since i was a kid. tennis superstar venus williams reacting. i was disappointed to learn today my privacy medical data has been compromised. i followed the rules. >> these athletes followed the rules to a tee and have done absolutely everything right and everything that they should have done. and to suggest or
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absolutely false. >> reporter: fancy bear is the same organization tied to the hack of the democratic national committee. the russian government denies any involvement. >> cyber terrorism is real. this is a form of terrorism that has envaded their lives. >> reporter: wada says it deeply regrets the situation and is very conscious of the threats it represents to tleetss whose confidential information has been divulged through this criminal act. weapon of mass distraction. the russians want to distract from their own problems, including the doping issues at the olympics. >> reporter: calling the cyber attack ongoing, wada says russian hackers are working to undermine their organization. but some of the biggest stars in sport are the true victims. miguel almaguer, nbc news. i want to turn now to the growing fall-out for wells fargo, after getting hid br with a record
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former employees speaking out about the culture inside the company that allowed this to happen. and new revelations about a massive pay-out to a high level executive. >> reporter: tonight, the biggest bank in the world playing defense. >> i want to tell you and our customers that we are sorry. >> reporter: wells fargo ceo john stump saying the employees who opened unauthorized accounts did not represent a flaw in the company's situation where a customer got a product they did not request. there's nothing in our culture or vision of values that would support that. >> reporter: but according to some employees, the pressure to perform was enormous. >> you could risk losing your job if you do not meet your goals. that's guaranteed. if you don't meet your goals, you're out. >> reporter: 5,300 employees were fired after more than two millioning banking and credit card accounts were opened without
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$185 million in fines. new revelations showing the wells fargo executive in charge of consumer banking is walking away with a $125 million retirement package, according to fortune magazine. toll stat has not specifically been accused of wrongdoing and has not commented publicly. in july, a statement saying she has been a standard bear of our culture, a champion for >> if they knew, then they need to be held accountable. if they didn't know, they also need to be held accountable. >> reporter: wells fargo will stop setting quotas for banking products at the end of this year. it says it wants to restore confidence with consumers. positive economic news is welcome news for so many families hit hard in the great recession.
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shows middle class incomes had their fas fastest rate of growth ever recorded since first tracking in the 1960s. the poverty rate also fell. and the number of americans without health insurance is now under 10%. incomes increased roll racial groups. still median income remains below where it was in 2007 before the great recession began. now to a voting fight for the digital age. this one is about selfies. everywhere, but there's one place where they're illegal in more than half the country. the voting booth. do the bans help keep elections fair, or are they a restriction on free expression? that's the question a federal appeals court took up today and our justice correspondent pete williams has details. >> reporter: 2016 is the selfie election. photos with and by the candidates. >> here you go. >> reporter: in an age when even the pope has posed for them, what about selfies in the voting booth?
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beyonce did one. but a photo got leon wright out of new hampshire in trouble for breaking the law, even though he's a state legislator. >> this law would ban an 18-year-old newly minted voter from posting a photograph of her ballot, expressing pride in having voted for the first time. >> reporter: young people voting today say they oppose the selfie ban. >> as young people getting out to vote, i think it's importa >> reporter: only nine states appear to allow voting booth selfies. california's governor hasn't decided to whether to allow them there. new hampshire defended its ban today in federal court, arguing that the law prevents voter fraud by making it harder for people to trade their votes for money. >> you're free to go out into the community and scream at the top of your lungs how you voted and who you support in the election. you just can't use your marked ballot to do so. >> reporter: for now, it's best to ask first
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what could be a hefty fine. pete williams, nbc news, washington. still ahead tonight, the amazing new breakthrough for the millions of americans who need reading glasses. it only takes five minutes, but it could change your life forever. also, so many of our viewers know his story. now this american
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back now with
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that could make reading glasses a thing of the past. it's just a fact that many of us need them as we get older. but now it doesn't have to be. there's a new procedure you'll want to know about, and as nbc's dr. john torres explains, it takes just a matter of minutes. >> it's a condition affecting a billion people worldwide, getting older and getting far-sighted. >> you can't prevent it. you know, it's gonna happen. you can't stop the aging process. >> reporter: it's just pa >> reporter: it's why 50-year-old sherry keeps nine pairs of reading glasses throughout her house. >> looking at the computer, when i'm out shopping, reading a newspaper, i can't do that. >> good morning, sheryl. >> reporter: sherry is about to become the first person in the nation to get a ground breaking device since it was approved by the fda. a tiny implant called the rain drop, made mostly with water, that reshapes the cornea and helps it to focus better. >> this is a life-changing
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it's functioning in your day to day lives. >> reporter: the entire procedure takes under five minutes. first doctors use a laser similar to lasik which corrects near sightedness, to create a pocket in the cornea. about two minutes later, the implant is inserted and the procedure is done. >> that's all there is to it. >> you just started a whole new era in ophthalmology. >> reporter: just 15 minuteaf that line before. >> sherry is already reading on her own. studies have shown a slight risk of seeing a glare or halo. the procedure costs about $3,000 and is not covered by insurance. >> this is great. >> reporter: doctors see a new solution for a common problem affecting everyone as they age. dr. john torrez, nbc news, bloomington, minnesota. we're back in a moment with a driver
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caught on camera, a terrifying alleged attack on police in phoenix. investigators believe a man intentionally rammed his car into a group of officers outside a convenience store. the car then slammed into the front of the store and the suspect was arrested after a struggle. the two struck officers were treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries. the third suffered injuries after jumping out of the way. some angry apple customers got an unwelcome surprise. exp complaining that the mobile software out today left their iphones and ipads unusable. apple said the problem affected a small number of users and the glitch has been fixed. bad news for the followers of the five-second rule, the claim that food is still safe to eat after you drop it on the floor if you pick it up within five
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found that bacteria can contaminate food in less than a second
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finally tonight,
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games. four visually impaired runners were so fast in the 1500 meter, they beat the gold medal time set at the rio olympics last month. and in another category, a big day for american mikey brannigan, who we first introduced you to two years ago. he has autism, and today as our kate snow tells us, he made history. >> reporter: in the final lap, mikey brannigan broke away. >> it's gonna be michael brannigan first by a full four seconds. his family in the stands. his old high school in new york, cheering him on. mikey is the first american runner with autism to win gold in the 1500 meter at the paral paralympics. >> it feels really special. i'm very happy and excited to do that. >> i'm so happy for mikey. i'm so happy for the united states. >> reporter: all of it means so much more when you know what it took for mikey to get here.
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didn't speak for years. >> at 3 years old, they told us to start getting on the waiting list for group homes, because the good ones are 12 years long. >> reporter: he used to run into walls, but when he was 7, his parents found a way to channel that energy, a running club for kids with special needs. it became his passion. do you think autism makes you a better runner? >> a better person. >> r person? >> every time i brought him to a race or a practice, he's just a regular kid. all the other stuff that goes on, everything goes away when he's on the track. >> michael brannigan, world champion. >> my son is taking me all over the country, all over the world. my autistic son is showing us the world.
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from the paralympics to the olympics. >> that's my main shot and i'm going to keep on practicing and improving and getting stronger from here. >> reporter: he's already a winner. kate snow, nbc news, east north port, new york. that's going to do it for us on a tuesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
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>> announcer: the parents controversy surrounding "teen mom" star farrah abraham. >> she's learning it from you. >> announcer: then it's a sperminator exclusive.
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>> announcer: what comes with this coffee is disturbing. >> i call that a cup of joe! >> announcer: the survivor of a brutal acid attack. >> and why is jennifer aniston is opening up about a condition that got in the way of her daily life. that's today. >> dr. travis: meetri-- meet ari, he's received a lot of mail about his second job. he has 22 kids, and one on the way. his nick-name is the spermin ator. >> dr. travis: there's a wrinkle in this story. he's married. we will get to that. but first, how does this whole sperm donation process happen? we followed ari, down to his home in florida, this week he met a brand-new potential mom for the first time.
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times. and, um, all three times i have had miscarriages. and i did try having a baby twice with an anonymous donor. and both times it failed. i reached out to ari, on face book. we became friends, he's coming down here soon. we will go through the ivf-proc. >> ari! >> what do you think, it will ba cute baby, i think so! >> okay, i have known ari for 24 hours, he's funny and outgoing. >> keep your eyes on the road. >> okay, so, here we are. and of course we have around 12 hours until we need to go back to the doctor so they can retreve the eggs. she will go through a
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into a room, and, um-- so, you know. >> he has the easy job. >> i look at the sacrifices she made to have this child, and how it's the third try and the anxiety, and of course, for me, that's much, much different. >> we are in the carrot way to the clinic. >> -- car, on the way to the clinic. >> it's been a dream to become a mom. i am nervous. i want this time around to be a positive pregnancy test. >> t i will get my super-sperm to work, and i have a really good for me, it went great. you know? she obviously went through a much more difficult procedure. >> i was under anesthesia. i came out cramping, pain. we will get a call tomorrow between 9-12. let us know, um, how many eggs are fertilized. >> well, millie, my job is

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