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barred her from helping a sick passenger. and young girls attacked in their beds. the fbi urging parents, lock your doors. "nightly news" begins right now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. there will be no troop movements or a single shot fired, but nbc news has learned exclusively that the united states is poise said for an against russia in response to its interference in the u.s. election. tonight, high level u.s. intelligence sources are describing to us details of a cia-led cyber retaliation against russian commuter systems. and it could get personal, targeting the russian leadership from putin on down. who the u.s. accuses of sponsoring attacks
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u.s. presidential election. >> reporter: nbc news has learned the cia is in the initial phase of a wide-ranging cyber retaliation, designed to be both clantestine and embarrassing. sources with direct knowledge of the operation tell us the target, the kremlin leadership, particularly vladimir putin. if ordered by the white house, the cia could manipulate things as specific as the banking account and personal phone of the kremlin leadership. >> there's a great deal of offshore money russia through the hands of oligarchs. it would be extremely embarrassing if that were revealed, and doing so would be a way to have a proportional response to what we have seen. >> reporter: the covert operation, the sources tell nbc news, is being run by a super secret group inside the cia. top secret documents indicate they have a staff of hundreds and a budget in the hundreds of millions. the covert operation is designed to send russia a signal to
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u.s. cyber operatives have long been active inside russia itself, trying to unlock the cyber doors the russians work hard to secure. feeding information back to cia headquarters at langley. inside langley, cia super hackers use that information to direct drones and specialize low-flying satellites over russia, and even submarines positioned off the russian coast. a former senior intelligence official response to the russian hack should be overt, for everybody to see. and that it should include a persuasion campaign designed to inform the russian people about putin. >> if you publicly accuse someone and don't follow it up with a response action, that may weaken the credible threat of your response capability. >> shaun kin okay was the senior u.n. intense official responsible for
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play out between two long-time chess players in this field. we've seen it in past decades in the nuclear era, now we're seeing it in the cyber era. >> unless we stand up to this kind of cyber attack from russia, we'll only see more and more of it in the future. >> but tonight while the cia continues to lay the technical ground work, we're being told that there are deep divisions at the top of the obama administration about whether to proceed and there are other options being considered. this mission cannot go forward without an order from the president. lester? >> cynthia mcfadden tonight, thank you. more breaking news this evening and more accusers coming forward to say they were sexually assaulted by donald trump. one of them a former contestant on "the apprentice." and trump lashing out again today, continuing to allege a conspiracy, calling his accusers liars, even appearing to question one of their looks. we want to warn parents, sbh of the
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nature. let's get details starting with nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: today, crying and emotional summer zer vos became the latest donald trump accuser. >> he grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me against very aggressivively and placed his hand on my breast. >> reporter: in 2007, she said she was looking for a job after competing in season 5 of "the apprentice." >> as i was about to leave, he again kissed me on the lips. this made me feel embarrassed. >> reporter: later, zer vos agreed to meet trump again in california. >> he put me in an embrace and i tried to push him away. i pushed his chest to put space between us and i said, come on, man, get real. he repeated my words back to me, get real, as he began thrusting his genitals. >> reporter: the former reality tv contest ant felt she had to come forward after hearing trump on that hot mike from
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kristin anderson said she told "the washington post" her story. she said she was groped by trump in the early '90s in a new york city club. the person on my right, who unbeknownst to me at the time, was donald trump, put their hands up my skirt. he did touch my vagina through my underwear. >> campaign spokesperson hope hicks responded. mr. trump strongly denies this phony allegation by someone looking to get some free publicy. ridiculous. nbc news has not been able to independently verify either accusation. and late tonight, trump responded to zer vos saying i never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago. in fact, miss zer vos continues to con tangt me for help, e-mailing me on april 14th of this year, asking that i visit her restaurant in california. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >> reporter: this
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probably a little fame. >> reporter: in greensboro, north carolina, donald trump tried to brush off the flood of accusers, spending ten minutes denying. >> they are all false. they're totally invented, fiction. all 100% totally and completely fabricated. >> reporter: and insu insulting. >> believe me, she would not be my first choice, that i can tell you. man! you first choice. >> reporter: now he's suggesting someone accuse president obama of sexual assault. >> and why doesn't some woman maybe come up and say what they say falsely about me, they could say about him. he better be careful because they could say it about anybody. >> reporter: the republican nominee promised evidence to prove his innocence. his running mate, even saying it's coming today.
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of hours. >> reporter: but so far nothing, except another unsubstantiated claim. this time involving carlos slim. >> carlos slim, as you know, comes from mexico. he's given millions of dollars to the clintons and their initiative. reporters at "the new york times," they're not journalists, they're corporate lobbyists for carlos slim and hillary clinton. >> reporter: trump diving head first into the politics of fear, warning of a involving the government, the banks, and the media. rhetoric that has been used against jews, tweeted the leader of the anti-defamation league. at his rallies, his supporters are buying in, today, putting a protester in a head lock and growing increasingly angry at the press. meanwhile, president obama was on the stump for hillary clinton earlier today, criticizing trump hear fist populist overtone. >> suddenly he's going to be the champion of working people?
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>> reporter: that evidence that donald trump promised has just come out, according to the campaign. a man who says he was on the flight with jessica leeds and trump, and that that assault never happened. he says he knows this because he has a photographic memory. meanwhile, the campaign provided no other credible evidence to back up his claims. lester? >> katy tur, tonight, thank you. there's late word this evening from the faa issng emergency order banning all samsung galaxy note 7 phones from all u.s. flights. the fear is, the phone which is no longer being produced by samsung, poses an urgent fire risk on board planes. tom costello has the developing details for us. >> reporter: the emergency action takes effect tomorrow morning. the galaxy note 7 banneda all flights. no carrying one on board, not in checked luggage and not in a carry-on bag. airlines must deny
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to smuggle a note 7 on board could face a fine. >> it has been known to cause fires. >> reporter: until today, passengers only had been told to keep the note 7 turned off. >> the root problem with lithium ion batteries is that there's a lot of energy stored inside a tiny little device. >> reporter: reachers at underwriters laboratory recently demonstrated to nbc news the risk posed by exploding batteries. so far more than a hundred fires involving the note 7, this southwest plane last week. an on-board fire could take out critical flight systems. >> if you have a substantial fire, you can actually cause a catastrophic situation for the crew who may not be able to control the airplane. >> reporter: now with some airlines adding fire bags to smother battery fires and ups and fedex refusing to ship the note 7 by air, an emergency order banning the phone on all u.s.
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let's turn now to the flood disaster in north carolina. the flood waters are cresting, but it's far too late for several commrunts already under water. nbc's miguel almaguer took an exclusive tour, in one of the state's hardest hit towns. it was devastated 17 years ago and now faces another long road to recovery. >> reporter: in princeville, north town is sinking in sorrow. the signs that paint its rich history are bobbing in the water. princeville was settled by free slaves after the civil war. cherished pictures and historic buildings are drowning in the deluge. governor pat mccrory took us by helicopter to see the catastrophic damage. but to find the sunken
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boat. up to 12 feet in some areas. and there's no sign it's receding. it's as if time is standing still here. >> some of the people suffering are the people that can least afford to suffer because they have nothing. >> reporter: the mayor says this poor community, rich in culture, will rebuild. still tonight some worry this historic town may become history after this flood. miguel almaguer, nbc news, delta airlines is being hit with accusations of discrimination after a medical emergency aboard a flight. a doctor, who is african american, offered her help, but says a flight attendant refused to believe she was a physician. the doctor turned to social media where the outrage is only growing. nbc's rehema ellis has details for us. >> reporter: tamika cross, a 28-year-old houston doctor, was midway through her delta flight from detroit to minneapolis when she says she heard someone
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she offered assistance, but she said the flight attendant's surprising response prompted her to write a facebook post that has since gone viral. >> she immediately replied, you know, saying, oh, no, sweetie, put your hand down, you know, we're looking for physicians, or nourss. >> reporter: dr. cross claimed the flight attendant asked her several questions and wanted to see her credentials, but when an older white male cross said his help was immediately accepted. she wrote, i'm sure many of my fellow young corporate american working women of color can all understand my frustration when i say i'm sick of being disrespected. the experience dr. cross described is not reflective of delta's culture or of the values our employees live out every day. tonight, delta says a full investigation is under way.
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news. still ahead as we continue here tonight, the fbi manhunt for a suspected serial kidnapper who was caught on camera. the victim's young children targeted in their homes. now authorities are asking for the public's help.
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we're back now with an urgent manhunt for a suspected serial
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right in their own bedrooms. it's happening in ohio. there are few clues, and the fbi is widening its search tonight. as nbc's kevin tibbles tells us. >> reporter: a mother's plea for the return of her 6-year-old daughter. >> i would give my life if they can find her. >> reporter: snatched from her own home in cleveland last may. found 17 hours later after having been assaulted. >> he made her ride in the floorboard of the car, so she was not fbi says it fears a serial child abductor may be on the prowl and are circulating these surveillance videos of the suspect. months earlier, just miles away, another ohio girl, aged 10, managed to escape her attacker. >> it's the worst feeling in the world having your daughter scream at you at 3:00 in the morning that someone's trying to take her out of her bed. >> reporter: investigators say forensic evidence
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malibu. they also say the suspect may have had contact with each family through social media and urged parents to take precautions. >> it's really important for parents to know who their kids are talking to, know what information is being posted. we lock our doors at night, about you we sure do put a lot of information on the computer. >> reporter: soliciting the public's help in the hunt for a predator before another child is harmed. kevin moment with the new
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a heads up tonight for anyone getting a passport. no glasses allowed under a new rule which goes into effect november 1st, all new passport applicants will be required to take their glasses off before taking passport photos. the state department
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poor quality photos last year, most of them due to glares and shadows, you guessed it, caused by the glasses. they're young, many have never voted before and they may hold the outcome of the 2016 election in their hands. we look at weather millenials will be drawn to the polls by marijuana motivation in our new series, red, white and you. >> this is a voter registration booth. normally you'd see one at medical marijuana dispensary in las vegas. have you seen a lot of people registering to vote here? >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: with medical pot legal in nevada, the state's -- >> you get a sense that people are registering because they want to vote for marijuana, for president, or both. >> i feel like if people aren't interested in the presidential election,
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making sure question two passes. >> reporter: first time registering? >> first time i actually feel like it matters. >> reporter: according to pough, a majority of young voters support marijuana legalization. and that has david goldwater seeing multiple shades of green. >> very walter white. >> breaking green. >> breaking green. >> reporter: all of this marijuana, everything around us, under this medical marijuana laws of nevada completely legal. >> it's legal in the state of nevada. >> reporter: if recreational marijuana is legalized in nevada, all of this stuff could be sold to those people too? >> hopefully. >> reporter: in a state where the presidential vote is neck and neck, clinton and trump are hoping if are a share of the weed vote. you're voting for weed. are you going to vote for president this time around? >> i'm unsure. >> are you going to vote for legalization? >> yes, i am. >> are you going to vote for president?
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>> gary johnson. my mother is very adamant about me voting for hillary clinton. >> reporter: which candidate wins the weed vote and whether it makes a difference in nevada will remain hazy until election day. jacob soboroff, nbc news, las vegas. when we come back here tonight, dylan, mccartney, the stones and more. the music festival where you don't have to be young to rock out. >> red, white, and you
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whos young people should have all the fun at rock concerts? it's a new festival that's a smash hit with the older crowd. the line-up, including six legendary acts proving they still know how to rock, and so do their fans. here's joe fryer. >> reporter: if all the world really is a stage, then california's desert must be the grandstand. this weekend, just filled with sounds from the rolling stones. ? ? >> reporter: paul mccartney and the who. music legends joining forces officially for a festival called desert trip. >> we're the young ones. >> reporter: as old chela. >> i believe this is the biggest concert since woodstock. >> reporter: in fact for many, this is their woodstock. >> i was 10 years old when woodstock
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fascinating by that whole concept. >> reporter: neil young, roger waters and bob dylan round out the line-up, six acts powering a party projecting to gross $150 million. >> they raised the bar on what a festival can be. it doesn't have to be 75 acts, three days, 13 hours a day. >> reporter: and for all the jokes about rockers with walkers, this is actually a show for babies and booms. from 8 months old to 80-plus. >> it brings me great memories. >> reporter: this music helped her learn english and now it's helping her family as she battles family. >> the world around us just melted away, and we just have the freedom to rock. >> reporter: it's the who, who famously sang i hope i die before i get old. yet here at old chela, music fans have found heaven right here on
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it for us. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
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>> announcer: today on the doctors, friday news feed. the assassination attempt on president reagan, shook the world. new details on what went down that fateful day. and judgment day for the softdrink industry, and how could it impact you. and i needed help. how sitting in the doctor's audience changed you forever. >> dr. travis: you redefined
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>> announcer: a new hot spot for brunch. >> complete with a side of -- >> dr. travis: beef steak? >> announcer: that's today. >> it's time for the friday news feed, and i know you are dealing with election hangover. we will give you a break from the ugly political news and start the show off with this adorable video, instead. [ audience oohs ] >> dr. travis: look at that little kitten. [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] >> so, we don't at trump and hilary today. yeah! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] >> dr. travis: sometimes all you need is a little video like that; we always talk about how having a pet reduces blood pressure, and released feel-good hormones. we hope to did that today. we are joined by actor tim matheson, for the friday gnaws feed. welcome, sir. [ applause ] >> good to have you here. >> may i call you mr. president? >> on the show when we were


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