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were injured what appears to be an insider attack. we begin with barry mccaffrey. he joins us by phone. we're getting in the details attempting to learn more. again, the u.s. defense and military officials confirming a u.s. army major general, a two-star general was killed in this insider attack. what can you tell us? >> these attacks had a dramatic reduction last year after we put in place very rigorous guidelines guideline s. a lot of them tended to clean out the taliban in the afghan services. this is a major blow to corrosive impact on the dwindling sense of trust that the u.s. armed forces and nato officials will have in the afghan security units. >> they were meeting at the national defense university in
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kabul when suddenly the gunman, wearing an afghan military uniform sprayed the gathering with automatics weapons fire. unconfirmed reports saying as many as two were killed. these insider attacks reached a peak in 2012, i believe, it's around 38 attacks have taken place. 53 deaths. coalition forces resulting in that. but in 2013, we saw the number decrease. still, the significant 16 deaths in 18 separate attacks. there seem to have some progress, if that's fair to say, general, in dealing with this. the devastating blow, as we await the actual number of soldiers wounded and perhaps killed in this latest attack. >> yeah. exactly, you know, i think it also -- something i've been
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concerned about the last couple of years against having isolated of u.s. or nato military spread over the huge country the midst of a bloody civil war. the training is going to become a factor not just a murder but abduction. we have to think carefully about the footprint we leave in afghanistan as all of our combat units come out along with medevac and intelligence that sort of thing. it's going to be a risky country to be operating in. >> general mccaffrey. thank you. the breaking news we received u.s. defense and military tell a two-star general was killed today as many as 15 american soldiers wounded after an attack on an afghan training facility
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in kabul. our own is getting information for us. we'll update you throughout the hour and now to the other big breaking news we're following. the second ebola patient arriving in the united states. the specially equipped lane with nancy writebol on board is set to land in atlanta moments from now. it left mae a couple of hours ago it stopped to refuel after departing liberia last night. the 59-year-old will be treated at emery university hospital in a special isolation unit. like her colleague kent brantly who was flown back this weekend. she'll be given an experimental medication never before used on humans. meanwhile with hospitals on alert yesterday, a new york man triggered a scare after he arrived at the hospital with symptoms reportedly similar to ebola having recently traveled to west africa. that set off concerns. doctors are still awaiting test results, but say it is unlikely
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that this man has the virus. as the cdc continues to monitor the disease inside the so-called war room, officials are stressing there's little risk to the american public. let's go to nbc in atlanta. this scene we're awaiting to play out will be similar, it sounds, to what we saw over the weekend as this patient is taken with heavy security to emery from where she lands. >> that's correct, tamron. we've expecting momentarily the landing about 15 to 20 miles outside atlanta. she'll be loaded into a ambulance and a law enforcement patrol will guide her here through atlanta city streets to emery university hospital. nancy writebol is reportedly in stable but serious condition. she has been showing some promising signs. for example, before she left africa, she was reportedly up and walking with assistance. her appetite returned to the
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point where she requested one of her favorite meals potato soup and coffee. her husband is expected to follow in a few days. her son, jeremy, expected to give a press conference later today after he's had a chance to reunite with his mother. >> we heard from her son not terribly long ago. let's play what he had to say regarding his mother's return to the u.s. >> i'm going to encourage her because we know god is good and we trust him. i'm fully confident in each of the staff, and doctors, and resources being used to transport mom that this won't be an issue for our nation. >> obviously, her son responding to some of the concerns there. but, also, what can you tell us regarding the cdc and even emery
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answering some of these questions that exist. i know, the cdc held this online q & a via twitter and answered some of the questions that have been coming in regarding exposure and concerns from the public. >> yeah, they're cognizant, tamron, of the fact there are a lot of fears. there isn't a lot of knowledge in the general public about ebola. we have never had to deal with a case before u.s. soil. they say the specialized containment unit is the best that can be made. it was bimt in collaboration with the cdc about 12 years ago. it has everything separate from the rest of the hospital. the own patient room, the laboratory, even its own air filtration system. they say they're not going to release the patients until they're 100% certain there's not a risk of transmitting the symptoms. once you don't have the symptoms you're not contagious. the cdc going to be careful
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before releasing them. >> joining me now is an infectious disease specialist. thank you for your time. as i mentioned the cdc held the q & a answering questions. you have, for example, dr. donald -- opposed to bringing the patients to the united states. they're here now. let me play what he said and your reaction as a medical professional to these types of concerns. let's play it. >> okay. >> they could have taken the medical equipment and the experiment tal serum to africa and treat the patients there rather than bringing the patients here and potentially contaminating continental united states even though the risk is minuscule. >> it's a medical professional. people online have questions. what is your reaction to that? >> first of all, we have to understand these two dr. brantly and the other person coming back are national heros. they have put their own lives at risk to help people who look
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very different from them. they don't speak their language. it's a life threatening disease which they're fighting right now. this virus does not get transmitted through airborne like the influenza does. the risk of an epidemic in america, at this time, is almost negligentble. because in our hospital we are well aquipped to isolating the patients, we take care of patients with influenza and turk low sis all the time. there's never been an issue. there are some instances where health care professionals get infected. ebola is one thing we can do. once they are quarantined, the risk of spreading in the population is unlikely. >> is itdisheardening when you hear him say they should have been kept in africa.
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>> everybody thinks differently. >> sure, of course. >> i understand that people might be worried about themselves. if you think about what dr. brantly did, if we had more people like this in the world, i think there would be less violence. i hope he recovers completely and comes to the university hospital. >> let's talk about nbc news confirmed they're using the experimental ebola treatment. what potential are we looking at for -- i don't know, a cure or at least a reduction now we're looking at over 700 deaths. if it's treated used with these two patients will we see it used in west africa? >> i hope so. the way the virus works. you're not going it get a drug against the virus. you need a serum to boost the immune system. the body's natural imhuman season overwhelms the virus. that's all we need to do now. if the serum helps the two patients, hopefully we can help our other fellow human beings
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who are suffering tremendously. what would be the delay if it helps the two patients, and of course, we know that's a tremendous if. if it does, would we see it used sooner in west africa? >> i think part of the problem will be how to get it there and the cost associated with the experiment of the drug. i understand it is a vaccine that is on the way and supposed to be tested on humans in september. so, again, that vaccine might be tested in west africa where it's an epidemic. i think those are promising. >> thank you for your insight. we appreciate it. we'll continue to follow, again, nancy writebol, her flight, and hopefully her safe return and treatment here within this hour. i want to take you back to the other top story that we followed at the top of the hour. u.s. officials confirming two-star u.s. army general killed in afghanistan what appears to be insider attack. nbc correspondent with us. what is the latest information you've received? >> it's the highest ranking u.s.
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military official killed in nearly 13 years of the war in afghanistan. it occurred at the afghanistan national military defense university in kabul. americans, germ mans, and afgha leadership gathered together at the university when suddenly a soldier believed to be an afghan solder sold solder -- soldier opened fire with the automatic weapon. killed the major general. many americans said to be in critical condition and killed at least two others. could have been told we're told a german officer and/or an afghan officer. at this time the precise condition of the 15 wounded not known. one military official warned us given the severity of the wounds, that the american death
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toll could rise yet later today. >> we know between 2012 and 2013, the number offed inner attacks dropped significantly. what changes did we see made to ensure the safety of those who remain in this training capacity? >> well, there were a number of changes instituted at the time, for example, any time that u.s. military was in the presence of armed afghans, they would have one or two of the u.s. soldiers standing by with the safeties off their weapons, their fingers just adjacent to the trigger, ready to respond to any kind of insider shooting. they would even, in terms of arranging offices, put the desks so that an officer or any u.s. military soldier or marine would sit with his or her back to a wall just in case somebody were to burst through. now one of the reasons that
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those attacks, those insider attacks went down precipitously because there are fewer u.s. military operations underway right now. there are some military embedded with other afghan military taking those precautions to protect them. but as the war for the americans has wound down, there are fewer bases in afghanistan, fewer american troops deployed with afghanistan soldiers. but according to both military officials we're talking to, as long as you're standing next to somebody with a loaded weapon, there's no way to ensure 100% protection. 100% of the time. >> we see now. thank you very much for the details. we'll continue to update the audience throughout the hour. a cease-fire is holding between israel and hamas as israel pulls the troops out of ga gaza. a live report from tel-aviv. republican congressman moe brooks is doubling down on his remarks of accusing democrats
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we're back with the latest on a crisis in the middle east. a three-day cease-fire between israel and hamas began over ten hours ago. it's holding. ahead of the truce israel pulled the ground divorces out of gaza saying it completed the goal of destroying cross border tunnels 0 mas used to conduct attacks in
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israel. tweeting mission accomplished. we are live in tel-aviv. this is now the focus on whether or not a larger, more sustainable deal can be reached here. >> absolutely. so far so good. in terms of that cease-fire. it's now ten hours and 18 minutes, according to my watch since the cease-fire began. despite a non-lethal stabbing of a security guard near jerusalem and last-minute barrage of a dozen of rockets fired into israel with no reported injuries hamas calling revenge for israeli massacres. it has been quiet. but whether, as you say the 72-hour truce lasts will be determined largely by how successful those cairo talks are. israel is set to send a delegation there to negotiate what it hopes to be a long-term truce and an agreement with the palestinians that will bring some kind of extended peace. that's the goal in theory.
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there are cavernous gaps between two the sides. an opening of the border crossings, israel demands for its side that hamas give up the rocket and tunnel building. indeed the israelis want gaza to become a militarized zone. much like the ira's resist ens to decommissioning the weapons, the whole idea of giving up weapons is a total red line for hamas. >> thank you, jim. we continue to follow the breaking news near atlanta. in fact, we have a live pictures coming in of the air force base in georgia. this is officials preparing to transport nancy writebol to emery hospital for treatment. she's expected to arrive any minute now. we'll follow up on that. today theodore wafer returns to the witness stand in the murder trial of renisha mcbride
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one day after giving his testimony. >> this poor girl. she had her whole life in front of her. i took that from her. >> coming up the latest from court today with legal analyst lisa green. >> the owner of washington's team started a foundation helping native americans while refusing to change the team's name. it's one of the things we thought you wanted to know today.
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o0  weit's not justt we'd be fabuilding jobs here,. it's helping our community. siemens location here has just received a major order of wind turbines. it puts a huge smile on my face. cause i'm like, 'this is what we do.' the fact that iowa is leading the way in wind energy, i'm so proud, like, it's just amazing. republican congressman moe brooks of alabama is accusing democrats of, quote, waging a war on whites. he was responding to the comment sunday by the national journal talking about his panic -- hispanic voters. >> the fastest growing voting block thinks the republican
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party hates them. >> this is a part of the war on whites that's being launched by the democratic party and the way in which they're launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. it's a part of the strategy that barack obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012. he divides us on race, sex, warfare. >> in an interview later with an alabama newspaper he doubled down on the remarks saying, quote, they are attacking by the democrats soliciting votes of people based on skin color. they, in turn are attacking whites based on skin color. that's wrong. no one or nobody should be attacked based on skin color. joini i so it appears most democrats
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many dismissed the comments. john dingell tweeted out they are one of the asinine senat statements he's heard. what insight or worthiness is there here? >> well, it's interesting that ron foreign ya said what is an objective truth. it the republican party doesn't find a way to deal with immigration and to talk to latino voters in a way that makes them open to voting for republicans, the republican party is not going to survive. and ron wasn't saying -- breaking any new grounds. wasn't saying anything new. the gop autopsy that came out two years ago made that very point. a conference put on by the bipartisan policy center in new orleans that i attended released a study showing how the republican party has to pay attention to and reach out to
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and snag latino voters because -- i think this figure is right, 50,000 latinos turn voting age every month and this will happen for, i think, the next 10 to 20 years. the republican party is going to be a national party and not a regional party, not a monochromatic party. it has to figure out a way to reach out to latino voters. that's not a war on whites, i mean, what congressman brooks should be thinking about is how is he going to and how is that party going appeal to people beyond the south, beyond whites to be national governing party again. >> it's interesting senator rand paul said the same thing. he's gone on a couple of speaking circuits, howard university. he said the party needssinclusi. has he waged a war on whites under this argument being made by congressman brooks? yeah. that's a great question. i would think that senators like
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rand paul and members of the republican party who are trying to reach out to minority voters probably cringed and shook their head when they heard the congressman say this. it's a fact that in 2012 71% of latino voters and 93% of african-american voters voted for president obama over mitt romney. that's a fact. congressman brooks' comments were a little bit insulting. he's essentially saying minority voters are stupid and being duped by democratic tactics. that's not helping the republican case of why the minority voters should go to the republican party. so, i mean, even the conservative radio host laura ingram told the congressman that his comments were out there. >> she certainly said his comments were out there. i would imagine there were some who, particularly maybe even in his district, and i don't want
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to make any generalzation here's. we know not everyone disagrees with him. >> not everyone does disagree with him. i think it is sort of maybe a smaller portion of the party than it used to be. there's an acknowledgment within the party that the party needs to change if it wants to remain viable and around. >> so jonathan, back to a message, for example, that rand paul is trying to present here. will he be able to drown out congress -- members of congress who may be certainly as we tick closer to the midterm may pick up the flag that says war on whites? >> well, you know, the way you phrase that question is interesting. it's one man, senator paul, against a whole lot of people within his party congressman brooks and others who are espousing the problematic views and problematic for the republican party. rand paul needs to have a lot of other similarly situated people within his party to also step out there and say loudly and
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clearly and consistently that congressman brooks is wrong, two, that the party need to reach out to people of color. not just because of demographic issues but they're own political survival. >> also, autopsy report we talk so much about after the general election if that's kind of the template that was set up in that autopsy what the party needed to do. the headline wasn't war on whites. it was how to improvement the party. >> how to improvement the party. how to save the party. and also, tamron, the moment that autopsy report was put out, it was roundly ignored. that was two years ago. where is the party now today compared to where it was back in in 2013? it's nowhere closer to being on the road to recovery today than it was when the report came out. >> all right. amanda, jonathan. great to have you on together. zblmpkt we continue to follow the breaking news. video coming in from the air
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force base. that's in georgia where the plane carrying american ebola patient nancy writebol just touched down in that area. we'll have a live report after a quick break. we'll be light back. for the little mishaps you feel use neosporin to help you heal. it kills germs so you heal four days faster. neosporin. buy three johnson & johnson first aid products and get a free bag. buy three johnson & johnson first aid products virtually all your important legal matters in just minutes. now it's quicker and easier for you to start your business, protect your family, and launch your dreams. at we put the law on your side. there was like an i haderuption on my skingles. and burning. i'd lift my arm and the pain back here was excruciating. when i went to the doctor his first question was "did you have chickenpox?"
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dr. kent brantly. it's about 25 to 30 minute ride with a law enforcement escort through the metro streets of atlanta and she's whisk to the specialty isolation unit. in the unit we have patient rooms that are separate from the rest of the hospital. a laboratory completely dedicated to the unit. even its own air filtration system to minimize the risk of any infected or contagious elements getting outside. we're told all testing material, all garbage is burned from the unit. it is, as they say, the highest degree of clinical isolation. now writebol is reportedly in serious but stable condition. she has been showing some promising signs before she left africa. she was up and walking about with some assistance. her appetite had returned somewhat. she asked one of her favorite meals e s liberian potato soup
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coffee. no fda approved cure or drug, even show she received experimental drug. they're not excite sure the effects of that and if that's played into her improving condition. so doctors are going to want to evacuate her right away and begin providing supportive care that is iv or saline drips. whatever she needs to so her body ask fight out the e bo will. she'll be in the unit with dr. kent brantly who came to emery university hospital over the weekend. the dr. reportedly showing signs of improvement. we're told his fever is down and he, tamron, has been able to visit with friends and family. writebol's family here. jeremy, her son, expecting to give a press conference later on this afternoon. >> and we know the hospital i think appreciating the public interest and concern in giving us some updates on their conditions have said they're not going to give us a great amount
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of information on both of these patients to protect their privacy. do we know the staffing in this particular isolation unit how many doctors, how many nursing, the jefr all number of people caring for the important patients? we don't have an overall number, but we know that the doctors and nurses who work in the unit are volunteers. they stepped up. they wanted to do this. they've been training on and off. not just for ebola but any type of highly contagious illness. they have done drills and training to be fully prepared. we've met with two of the doctors who are directly treating dr. kent brantly and two will be treating nancy writebol. they tell us they have no qualms about treating the patients. they feel there is no risk of the ebola spreading to them. >> great information provided for us. thank you, sara. and the other story we're following now. the man accused of killing an unarmed woman on his doorstep outside detroit back on the
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stand testifying in his own defense for the first time in public. theodore wafer is detailing his action the night he shot and killed 19-year-old renisha mcbride authorities say showed up at his doorstep drunk three hours after crashing her car. he heard banging between the side and front door. here is what he said when asked why he opened the door and pulled the trigger. >> i thought they were going do come through. i was not going to cower. i didn't want to be a victim in my own house. >> why did you pull it? i was a total reflection reaction defended myself. >> his attorney asked if he believes if he thinks about the mcbride and her family.
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>> just so devastating. this poor girl, she had her whole life in front of her. >> legal analysts lisa green joins me now. he was asked, let me clarify. he was asked what he thinks about renisha mcbride and her family. he said it's daifting this poor girl, she had her whole life in front of her. i took it from her. he talks about not wanting to be a victim in his home. does it help the defense? >> it's necessary for the defense. yesterday what we saw the potential benefit of taking the stand in your own defense. what is happening today is the potential cost as prosecutors attack wafer with incredible details, as we speak. they're going through the testimony, comparing it to prior
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statements he gave to the police. yesterday a man testifying in tears. today he has to account for earlier statements he said it was an accident. the gun dangered. not consistent with the self-defense defense that he's hoping to bring to the case. >> he mentioned it being a reflex as well. >> yeah. i know, it's a lot of conflicting strands in. in the end it's almost going to come down what was an accident. he used the word accident earlier. did he mean it? it was a difficult self-defense accident will juries buy his story. >> to your point about accident or on purpose. prosecutors grilled him today on why he pulled the trigger. let's play the testimony from today. >> i didn't point it at anybody's face. it just came up and i shot. >> you either shot on purpose because you were in fear or the gun went off accidentally. which one is it? >> i shot in fear.
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>> so that means you shot on purpose? >> yes. >> comparing that to what he told police and what he said prior to this. >> you can't have it both ways the prosecution is saying. if you're putting on self-defense defense why are you lying earlier. the juror may hear the exchange and think he was panicked. obviously prosecutors here attacking credibility, which is their number one weapon at this point in the case. >> and let's go back to more testimony from him regarding what he said was banging that he heard outside of his his home. let's play the testimony from today. >> this was violent banging. i've never heard anything like this. i can't wrap my head around a woman could be making these sounds. >> we have the information regarding her intox indication level what was found in the body. he's heard violent banging anything beyond what he heard
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before. how do you break it down? the defense's story is who wouldn't be terrify. it was reasonable to be terrified. it was one woman it sounded like multiple. the prosecution is going to say if it was that nerve wracking why did you open the door, and ps you're telling different stories about the location of your cell phone. you were the only person there. why should we believe your version of events? if the person was so e inebriated and to the point of being able to stand and her physical conditions was. how would she be able to bang on the door in such allowed way it left him in pure fear. >> that's why we heard in the trial a lot of back and forth why they wanted to lock for any shred to back up the story it was an imminent threat. tough case. >> it is. and the testimony continues. we'll follow the case to the end. thank you very much. up next a chicago residents
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mayor raum emanuel ordered 150 police officers who normally work desk jobs to patrol the streets all month long. it brings us today's msnbc original. a piece titled trauma in the trenches of chicago. it begins with a powerful line. knows death could come at any moment faced with the nev never-ended threat of violence. they are becoming physically and emotionally sick. msnbc went to chicago to see what is happening firsthand. he wrote an incredible piece. he joins us. great to have you here. i lived in chicago for ten years. one of the most beautiful places i think you visit. it's heartbreaking when you see what is happening there. you are reporting this could be compared to war, i mean, where people have post-traumatic stress disorder after living data any and day out worried they're going to be able to live the next day.
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>> with so much violence it's reasonable to focus on the physical toll, the dead bodies, paralyzed. but the bloodshed it has a long lasting stain. those are the emotional and s j psychological wounds people are dealing with. it's family members and neighbors killed. it's repeated. it rewires the brain. everywhere you turn there's always that constant fear of the gunfire, which is a realistic fear. you're in the heightened state. >> we show the images many young men of a certain age. if you are a 5-year-old and sitting on the steps of your neighborhood and you heard the gunfire or a classmate from your school was innocently sitting at the playground and shot. imagine what that 5-year-old's life is like. >> that's right. it's almost like a cliche. i might not make it to 17. that's a real fear.
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we know that most of the violence is concentrated in a small handful of neighborhoods and streets. so, you know, in certain communities every day there's another shooting. every other day there may be another person shot. every week or two there may be a dead body of a friend you know. >> it is real. i have gone to some of the high schools after the student was killed. we talk about the grief counselling and counselling is available but it's seen in limited supply when i was reporter on the streets what was available at the time to kids who were going it back to high school after a friend or someone in the school was killed. >> i sat with dozens of young people, and to a person they haven't heard of a counsellor. to a person, each one had experienced some sort of violent trauma. a relative killed. seeing friends here one day and gone the next. a couple of broke down in tears saying we need someone to talk to. that's not resources. do i have someone to talk to
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about it. >> what resources are being -- i know you talk to a therapyist. what is the school doing? what can anyone do. is the organization, the and care for these young people who need that mental health attention? >> there are no shortage of nonprofit and grass roots and groups reaching out. they have much money or resources. the city said they helped pull together $14 million for behavioral science and counselors in schools and we know they closed 50 schools, laid off thousands of support staff and so to the kids there's no one there to turn to. >> seems like the money is going to policing the streets which obviously is needed but there needs some care of the mental health of the people surviving in the environment. >> in 2012 when the city led the nation in murder victims, the city closed half of the mental health clinics. we have the people with undiagnosed, untreated symptoms of ptsd, anxiety and every
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person in the neighborhood is under the same cloud. >> people should go on for the latest report and great detail. as usual. thank you. >> thank you very much. breaking news near atlanta, american ebola patient nancy writebol just arrived. this is video coming in to us minutes ago. crews will transport her to emery hospital in atlanta for treatment. it's about 25 minutes ride away from this location at the air force base to emery. we'll be right back with more details. they think salmon and . but the energy bp produces up here creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology. shipping and manufacturing. across the united states, bp supports more than a quarter million jobs. when we set up operation in one part of the country, people in other parts go to work. that's not a coincidence. it's one more part of our commitment to america.
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welcome back. dramatic rescue water rescue caught on tape tops the stories today as heavy rain pummeled southern nevada yesterday. an elderly couple trapped in the high water in a highway outside of las vegas. they were pulled to safety by airmen. one of the airmen was also swept
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away himself after rescuing the couple. he is okay. and residents in hawaii are bracing for a rare double threat as hurricane iselle barrels towards the island with tropical storm julio not far behind. iselle is expected to pick up speed and hit hawaii sometime tonight or tomorrow. tropical storm julio is expected to reach hurricane status as early today and could be downgraded before making the way to hawaii this weekend. former director of the ohio state university famed marching band fired after a school investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and speaking out now. that investigation into the band's culture alleges band members took part in a variety of acts. appearing today on "today" show he said he worked to change the behavior and mindset of the team and took issue with the report of the investigation. >> we have taken steps to eliminate activities in the band, and what is so shocking by
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this report is its inaccuracy and one-sided nature. >> well, in response to the interview, the university said waters has not yet produced any examples that demonstrate any tangible attempts s to changed procedures and said he misled them in the process. we'll be back tomorrow. you're driving along, having a perfectly nice day, when out of nowhere a pick-up truck slams into your brand new car. one second it wasn't there and the next second... boom! you've had your first accident. now you have to make your first claim. so you talk to your insurance company and... boom! you're blindsided for a second time.
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united states, just arrived at dobbins air force base outside of atlanta soon to be headed to emery university hospital where doctors are waiting to receive her. and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington where we begin with breaking news and expecting a p pentagon briefing this hour about a shooting at kabul. killed a two-star general and seriously wounded at least 15. a man dressed in an afghan military uniform opened fire at a university. the afghan military blames it on what they call a terrorist in an army uniform. let's bring in chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski and colonel jack jacobs. mick, tell us what you know. >> reporter: well, the general and more than a dozen other american soldiers had gone to that defense university for a meeting with afghan officials. there were


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