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happen with donald trump. >> they have got to stop saying because before it was he's not relevant. now they have to stop saying of course he's not going to win. we don't know. if it's way too early, it's time for "morning joe." stick around, "the rundown" starts right now. and good morning, i'm jose diaz-balart. we begin this morning with extreme deadly weather across the country. in lancaster, new hampshire, powerful thunderstorms destroyed a circus tent killing two people and injuring more than 22 others. in california a massive wildfire is growing wider and moving fast in several new directions this hour. thousands of people are being evacuated. and in florida, floods crippling an infrastructure already tested by massive rainfall. residents evacuated. public facilities closing throughout the sunshine state. our team has it all covered across the country this morning. we begin in new hampshire.
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that's where ron allen is for the latest on the deadly tent collapse. we're getting new information about the identity of the victims? >> we believe, jose that the deceased are a father and young daughter who were there amongst the spectators. now, we're getting a first look at the actual scene close up. you can see, the camera zooms over there, how the tent the big top is just flat as a pan cake lying on the fairgrounds. there's investigators there. they have been there all night. they're going to continue all day, trying to figure out how this disaster happened. how a circus essentially became such a huge disaster. here is what we know. >> pretty unfortunate. >> for the second day in a row, weather turned outdoor fun into tragedy. after a severe storm blew down a circus tent in lancaster, new hampshire, killing two people and injured more than a dozen others. 100 people were inside the tent
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watching the walker brother circus around 5:30 p.m. when 60-mile-per-hour winds, one-inch hail, and lightning caused the tent to collapse. >> lancaster dispatch respond to lancaster fairgrounds. circus tent collapse. minimum radio traffic, please. >> police not releasing the names of the deceased described them as a young man and a young girl. both spectators here to see the show. at least 15 victims were taken to four area hospitals. the national weather service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area during the time of the collapse. >> we'll be looking at the construction of the tent and how it was set up. these are fairly substantial structures when they're put up and we haven't had any issues in the past. >> the accident comes just one day after a man died and more than a dozen were injured when high winds caused a tent to collapse in a sudden storm at a festival in the chicago suburbs. here in new hampshire, you can
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see the investigators are pulling pieces of the tent trying to see what's under it trying to figure out why this happened. as you her the investigators say, these are pretty substantial structures and this doesn't happen. there are a number of performances planned for today and in other parts of new england. we assume those are canceled today. we reached out to the circus operator, the walker brothers circus. they have not commented or offering any explanation why this would have happened and we're trying to determine the exact number of victims and their status. the numbers have been from 15 to two dozen. back to you. >> ron allen, thank you very much. expecting an update from authorities at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. that's 7:00 pacific. we'll bring that for you. >> let's head out west where raging wildfires ss continue to burn across california as thousands of firefighters scramble to stop the flames from spreading. new this morning, the largest blaze, the rocky fire burning north of san francisco, is devow
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er devouring new territory. it's burned 62,000 acres. joe fryer is at the scene in lake county. good morning. 13,000 people evacuated so far? >> yeah that's right. and several of those people have been evacuated for a few days now. this fire has burned around 100 square miles. this morning, only 12% contained. every time firefighters begin to slow it down the flames seem to shift and do something unexpected. the rocky fire is devouring new territory this morning after leaping over its biggest barrier, highway 20 in multiple spots. >> this is not what firefighters wanted. the flames now burning on the north side of highway 20. the flames are unpredictable, whipped up by winds moving in one direction one minute another direction the next. >> today i saw three or four different heads from the fire and each one was kind of leaning a little bit different
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direction. >> a lot of fire activity. very active burning. >> from a helicopter burning over the scene, you can see miles of charred land. an area twice as large as san francisco. >> a lot of firefighters have expressed they have never seen this in their career. it's burning with great intensity. >> down below, rick sanders is the only one in his neighborhood yet to evacuate. he stayed behind to defend his home of 30 years, which rests just a few blocks from the flames. >> it has been almost this close before. but not this intense and this close. it's pretty hot fire. probably scariest one i have seen. >> his home is among 7,000 structures still at risk. wildfires are burning across the drought stricken west with more than 20 major fires in california plus others to the north in washington and oregon. but it's the rocky fire now
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seven days old that won't be contained, burning too close for comfort. our team experienced the fire's erratic behavior firsthand yesterday when the flames jumped over the highway. we were well over a mile away and then we heard on the scanner that the fire could be heading in our direction in just 30 minutes time. so we quickly packed up and evacuated as a precaution. jose. >> joe fryer, thank you very much. from wildfires out west to the devastating flooding in the southeast. new evacuations this morning in pasco county. one of the hardest hit in the tampa bay area, as it continues to deal with fast-rising waters. weather channel's mike seidel is there right now for the latest. mike. >> good morning, jose. from the tampa bay area where the sun is finally shining after three weeks of unrelenting downpours. over 18 inches. almost 18 1/2 inches of rain here in tampa. yesterday alone, our daily record of 4 1/3, and the river
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is over its banks. a major flood stage this morning. these moebm homes have been surrounded by water for a couple days. it continues to rise but the homeowner whose have still in had the homes are counting their blessing blessings. the river forecast to go up six inches. they have about one foot to spare on the homes as the water surges past us. meanwhile, behind me we could get up and down the road yesterday. this is celtic drive off state highway 54, but today, no way. no traffic going and coming through here. water rapidly moving from left to right. the water will crest later on today at the second highest crest in 55 years. as far as the forecast goes well finally some sunshine. there may be a few storms today. otherwise, more typical summer time weather for this time for the state with afternoon and evening chances at 20% to 30%. the real story here is the fact tampa has now had their average annual rainfall here it is the first part of august just over
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47 inches. meanwhile in miami, they're in an extreme drought. they have had over two feet less rainfall. they only the 21 inches of rain so far along the south florida coast. jose, back to you. >> mike seidel thank you. took some satellite hits there. apparently the weather to cause that problem for us. but appreciate mike's report. for the latest on all of this, plus the severe weather threat for more than 35 million americans in the northeast, we turn to bill karins. bill, what's going on? it seems like the whole country's got an issue with weather. >> that was all yesterday. now, this morning, we woke up to severe weather. rare overnight severe weather in new york city, and now passed off cape cod. let me show you pictures from one of my coworkers. he was up late last night and captured the video of the empire state building getting struck. by lightning. >> oh. >> there it is there. it actually happens more times than you would think in a year. probably about two to three times.
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still absolutely amazing no matter how many times you see it. that was with that line of storms. a lot of wind damage done across cape cod. a lot in rhode island from the scran cranston area. that threat is thankfully over with. we're done with that. the next thing we're going to deal with is later this afternoon, we'll get another round of severe storms. thankfully the storm prediction center minutes ago lowered the number of people in the slight risk. it was 37 million. we have now taken new york city out of it so we dropped it about 9 million there. still, the d.c. area to baltimore and boston cape cod, and down east maine, chance for additional strong storms with damaging wind. big changes in this area of the country in the next couple days. temperatures really drop. boston down to the 70s, new york city in the 70s by friday and saturday, and a rain storm heading for d.c. will make you the coolest you have been all summer long. now to the west. we still have the exceptional drought conditions out here. this isn't going anywhere anytime soon. the amount of rain we're lacking is a year's worth of rain in most cases. and we're now looking at the possibility of maybe another two
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to three month before we hopefully will kick into a wetter pattern with el nino but that's still a ways away. >> thank you very much. we'll turn now to politics. voters got a taste last night of what they kex pact at thursday's first republican presidential debate. 14 of the 17 gop candidates gathered last night for a forum in new hampshire. the candidate everybody is talking about, however, wasn't there. donald trump. the man leading all the polls skipped the forum but did call in to "morning joe" this morning to suggest he's doing just fine with these types of events. >> when i get up and speak, i get the biggest crowds. we get standing ovations and all we do is talk about how great our country could be and i mean that. our country has such potential. but if it continues to go at this path it's going do be almost impossible to bring it back. it's really far down the line. >> nbc news national correspondent peter alexander is in manchester this morning. good morning. this was the first face-off
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and, well, the number one guy wasn't there. >> yeah that's exactly right, jose. there are a lot of football fans watching us right now. think of this as the end of the political preseason. it's thursday night when the 2016 campaign really kicks off. we had 14 republican contenders as you noted, here in new hampshire, the first primary state. they were testing out their talking points seeing who had the best zingers, but the man missing from the room was donald trump. ahead of thursday night's debate, the pregame warm-up. 14 republican candidates sharing a single stage in new hampshire, but donald trump skipped the forum, touting his front-runner status with a press release instead. trump's opponents forming their strategies for thursday's primetime event. >> will you attack donald trump? >> my goal is to let people know what i think. >> should donald trump have been here? >> i would -- it would have been nice. but you know i'm sure he had something more important to do. >> the two-hour forum played out
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like political speed dating. the gop contenders saving their best barbs for president obama and the clintons. >> she lied about benghazi. >> i have been dealing with this crowd for 20 years. i'm fluent in clinton speak. you want me to translate. when he says bill says i didn't have sex with that woman, he did. >> the latest republican turbing to a stunt to distinguish himself. >> in texas, we cook bacon differently than most folks. >> ted cruz cooking bacon on the barrel of a machine gun. >> machine gun bacon. >> and now more red flags for hillary clinton's campaign. the new nbc/wall street journal poll shows nearly half of americans have a negative view of the former secretary of state. after almost 25 years in the national spotlight, clinton is trying to reintroduce herself once again with ads focussing on her late mother dorothy, her inspiration. >> when i think about why i'm doing this i think about my mother dorothy. >> still up in the air, whether
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joe biden will jump into the race. sources telling nbc news the vp is still undecided. on tap today, a private lunch with the president. no word if 2016 is on the menu. and as for donald trump, he will be there, literally center stage thursday night. jose the last four national polls show him with a double-digit lead over jeb bush and the rest of the gop field. >> peter alexander in manchester, thank you. we mentioned the first gop debate is two days away. we'll tell you who's in and who's out later this hour. we're just getting started on "the rundown." still ahead, the senate votes against a bill that would defund planned parenthood. but some lawmakers say the fight isn't over. they're planning another vote for the fall. plus, a man suspected in the shooting death of a memphis police officer turns himself in to police. a live report straight ahead. also a story that's hard to believe. the aclu has filed a lawsuit
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defend these morally reprehensible videos as planned parenthood callously harvested the organs of unborn babies to be sold at a price. >> the republican scheme to defund planned parent hood is not some sort of surprised response to a highly edited video. nope. the republican vote to defund planned parenthood is just one more piece of a deliberate methodical orchestrated right
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wing attack on women's rights. and i'm sick and tired of it. >> that was just part of the hours-long senate debate that proceeded monday's vote to stop federal funding for planned parenthood, an effort fueled by videos that say they show workers selling tissue for profit. at the end of the day, the vote failed falling short of the 60 votes needed to advance, but the fight is not over. luke russert covers capitol hill for us. good morning. what's next? what happens now? >> the first thing, jose is we have to see if any of these videos appear in the summer recess recess. at thebd of this week, congress will be in recess. they get back early september. this sets up what's going to be a fascinating debate in the month of september over whether or not the government should be funded if planned parenthood continues to receive the federal subsidies that they do. a lot of republicans have said that they do not want the government to be funded if
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planned parenthood continues to receive this funding. so you have to look at this debate and what's going to happen. number one, i thin the four senators running for president, they're all going to take a very public stand against planned parenthood and say they're going to fight to the bitter end to make sure that it cannot continue its evil practices. they're a group to watch. the other group you have to watch, jose is house conservatives. a lot of them like to flex their muscle, flex their power, and in republican politics planned parenthood is a very convenient punching bag and an organization that elicits a lot of negative response. on the democratic side they go all in on it. if you look at the recent nbc news/wall street journal polling, the favorability ratings for planned parenthood for democrats is sky high. this is a real red line and it's going to come down to john boehner and mcitch mkcconnell to see how far they want to push this. we saw how a government shutdown worked out in 2013.
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republicans ended up getting blamed for it when they shut the government down over the prelth's health care law. boehner and mcconnell are going to have to figure out a way through this because president obama will not sign into lund that defunded planned parenthood. >> we're talking about federal funding to the tune of $500 million plus right? >> correct. what you saw from the republican bill is a lot of funds would be put into other community health care initiatives which they say provide the same service. democrats don't believe that. they think this is a play against an organization that has long provided crucial health services to women. democrats will also tell you that under the hyde amendment, no federal funds can go to abortion or anything related to abortion. that's been the law for decades. this is all sort of for naught. this is a popular republican attack target. and they don't want to see it anymore. you heard it from elizabeth warren in that clip. that kind of reflects where the democratic party is. >> thanks.
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jose. >> adam thank you very much. a big night for the republican presidential hopefuls minus donald trump, of course in new hampshire. ahead of the first debate on thursday. who's in and who's out of the debate? mark murray joins us to break it all down for us next. plus a disturbing story out of kentucky where the aclu has filed a lawsuit after new video surfaces of a sheriff's deputy handcuffing a third grader. why? the details, next. when account lead craig wilson books
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in a bloomberg survey trump has 21%. jeb bush 10%. fox news also out with a poll overnight. trump with 26%. bush, 15%. and in a monmouth university poll, the billionaire businessman has the largest lead of any gop candidate to date. 26% of the vote. so it's pretty safe to say donald trump will be on that stage come thursday. but one man on the cusp new jersey governor chris christie. he called in to "morning joe" earlier this morning on what he'll do if he does get on that debate stage. >> i have never had an easy race. and so you know i don't worry about what the polls look like in august when people are not voting until february. so what you really need to focus on, what makes you different, what do you have to offer to the people of the country that will catch their attention and their imagination over the course of time. and we're the most specific candidate in this race. >> mark murray is nbc's senior political editor. good morning. >> good morning, jose. >> who's in and who's out?
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>> as you were just discussing we all know donald trump is in so is jeb bush and scott walker. those are the top three. where it really becomes interesting is it last positions. nine ten and 11. you just showed chris christie. we crunched the numbers from the last five national polls. chris christie is in ninth place. he comes in at 3.4% the average in the last five national polls. jose in the tenth slot is john kasich, the republican governor of ohio. he's at 2.8%. and then in 11th which is the person on the outside looking in that's rick perry, the former texas governor who is at 2.0%. now, jose it's worth noting this is just an estimate of the last five national polls. fox has said a deadline at 5:00 this afternoon for all the polls that will be under their consideration to be released. and ultimately, the final word is fox new's. and there is a potential situation where some rounding or
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other things fox could decide to have 11 or 12 republicans on the stage instead of 10. they never set a hard cap even though they decided to use the top ten for the criteria for entry into the first debate. >> interesting, you have people like perry who have been running for some time making headlines by confronting donald trump directly, and then kasich who was the second to last to join this race out of the 200 people running. and he's already making it possibly into this debate. >> timing is everything and john kasich just announced his presidential bid a few weeks ago, jose. i think with the idea that getting a little bump being the last republican or major republican to get into the race was going to allow them to be able to get in. one other thing worth noting, john kasich and his organization has been airing almost $2 million, $3 million in tv ads in new hampshire to boost his numbers. that's very important. jose, you mentioned one other
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thing that's really interesting. rick perry, if he doesn't make the debate stage, he's been picking a fight with donald trump on donald trump's rhetoric. so has lindsey graham but worth noting that it's possible both of them might not be on the debate stage. then you look at someone like mike huckabee who decided not to pick a fight with donald trump, but instead with president obama on the iran deal and that seemed to solidify mike huckabee's position where he's in the middle of the pack in the top ten list. >> interesting. mark, we also have new nbc news/wall street journal poll out today on voters' opinion of hillary clinton. tell us about that. >> it shows the last month hasn't been a very good one for her. back in june our poll found she had a 44% favorable, 40% unfavorable rating. essentially, plus-4. nou, in our newest poll she's at minus-11. 37% unfavorable. 48% unfavorable. and just shows you that the past month has been very rough for her. two ways to look at this.
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on the one hand her current standarding is worse than barack obama's has been during his entire presidency. so that's just some perspective. then again, bill clinton in april of 1992, was at minus 11 in the nbc/wall street journal poll, which is a reminder that some of these favorable, unfavorable ratings when you're trying to project the winner they're usually not the best projector. >> at the same time even though bernie sanders' favorables are up, she's still way ahead of him in every poll. >> in our poll she leads him by 34 percentage points as she's leading the pack with 59% of the vote from the democratic primary voters, according to our poll. it is worth noting she had a 60-point lead over bernie sands in jung. now it's at 34 points. still a very sizable lead and she's the clear democratic front hf front- front-runner. >> mark murray, who knows all the numbers by heart.
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thank you, sir. good to see you. i throw all these questions out that aren't scripted and he knows all the answers to them. >> developing now in colorado convicted movie theater shooter james holmes one step closer to facing the death penalty. the jury rejected his insanity defense, while keeping the death penalty as an option. the third and final part of the penalty phase begins this morning with testimony from those who lost loved ones. 12 people were killed 70 others injured in the july 2012 attack at the suburban denver theater. joining me now, legal analyst karen desoto. how are you? >> good morning, jose. >> the final phase begins in about an hour and a half. what does it mean? >> it's the last push for both sides to make their case for the jury. you're probably going to hear victim impact statements and it's going to be a heart-wrenching morning for these jurors to listen to the actual victims and the victims' families. >> didn't they already do this? why repeat it?
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>> because there's a lot of procedural. this is a death penalty case there's a lot of preernls. you have aggravateing factors, mitigating and now the victims get to say their piece. that's the way they designed it. the victims, this is about them and them getting their day in court and having their voices heard. and this is going to be a big problem for the defense because it's very very hard jose to be merciful to a person when you get done hearing from the victims and their families and the losses. >> how significant are these statements expected to be today? >> significant. you're going to hear about carnage, what was goingoon, the losses, how it's been since the victims and the victims' families have progressed since that time. it's very heart-wrenching. it's very disturbing information. and the jurors will probably need some tissues. >> absolutely. so holmes never took the stand? he's not made statements in the
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trial. is it possible we'll be hearing from him in the third and final stage? >> i think we have already heard from him. his time to talk would have been in the second phase with the mitigating factors. this case is very disturbing. mental illness has been at the forefront and these cases have not lessened. they have gotten worse. i don't think this is going to boo the last we heard of these cases, and at the end of the day, going forward in what we have learned from this case hopefully, we'llill be put to some good use down the road and hopefully we won't get to the point where we have to kill people who are mentally ill after they committed these acts and hopefully we'll get to them prior to that. >> karen, the fact that they kept the death penalty on the table, so to speak, is that significant or is that pretty usual? >> well in this case because of the horror and the amount of people killed and the outrage and the public outcry obviously, you're going to keep the death penalty on the table. but you know across the united states, we have about ten states
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that do guilty but mentally ill. and in those states if somebody, both sides in this case agree this person is mentally ill, that the defendant is mentally ill, but didn't meet the legal definition of insanity that night according to the jury. 10 or 15 states have done what's called guilty but insane and gives the department of corrections to option to put that person in a mental facility. jurors have a tough time pleading somebody not guilty but insane because they think they're doing him a favor. so a lot of states have opted and it's been a big debate over the years, jose about what to do with the mental illness. we have a country with 320 million people. the mental illness is not getting better. people are being medicated. so these issues are going to continue until we find a way to resolve them. >> karen, thank you very much. now to a federal lawsuit filed in kentucky over two elementary school students with disabilities handcuffed in school by a sheriff's deputy.
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john yang has the story with a warning. some of you might find this difficult to watch. >> it hurts! >> kenton county kentucky sheriff's deputy kevin sumner can be seen handcuffing a boy's arms behind him above his elbows. the suit filed monday said he was an 8-year-old third grader diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. according to the lawsuit, he was sent to the vice principal's office after having difficulties obeying the teacher. >> you can do what we ask you to. >> the suit quotes the deputy saying the boy had swung his arm and attempted to strike him with his elbow. >> we don't think handcuffs at the biceps are a way to treat an 8-year-old child, even if the child is emotionally distraught. >> the lawsuit alleges that sumner also handcuffed a 9-year-old girl with adhd at another school after she didn't obey a teacher.
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>> children with disabilities should not be handcuffed especially when their behavior is related to their disability. >> the sheriff's office declined to comment because the litigation is pending. sumner didn't respond to television messages. civil rights advocates question why police are dealing with young students even those without disabilities. >> instead of treating something like garden variety discipline they treat them like law enforcement problems. it leads to the kind of inappropriate response we saw here. >> the covington school district, which is not named in the suit declined to comment on these incidents but says deputies like sumner are in schools to maintain the safety of students and staff and are not called upon to punish or discipline a student. meanwhile, the aclu attorney says the boy in the video is haunted by what happened to him. >> for an 8-year-old kid to get handcuffed behind your back by a big man like that it was a terrifying experience. and it stayed with him. >> as a federal court is now
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being asked whether it violated his constitutional rights. >> that was john yang reporting. an incredible survival story. a road rage shooting and a volcano erupts. let's zoom through some of today's top stories. a pennsylvania man, quite an amazing story of survival to tell today. damian was out fishing with a friend when he fell overboard, 45 miles off the coast of new jersey during a storm. he spent four hours without a life jacket treading water in a storm before his friend was able to circle back and find him. coast guard eventually air lifted him to safety. he says what kept him going, his family. >> i just couldn't couldn't picture the next day somebody coming to tell them that i'm not going to be home anymore. because i knew it would ruin their lives. and i love them too much for that. >> amazing. he said the lesson he learned --
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he will always wear a life jacket from now on. an 18-year-old pregnant woman in critical condition this morning after being shot during an alleged road rage incident in northern california monday night. the woman's 26-year-old husband said he was driving past an suv that was driving slowly. police say that driver then caught up to the couple and opened fire. the husband pulled over. a witness contacted 911. investigators are still searching for the shooter. this week french experts are expected to start analyzing the plane fragment found in the western indian ocean. still not clear how long it's going to take to figure out whether the boeing 777 part is from the missing jetliner. mh370. that investigation continues while locals continue to comb through the beaches for any other possible debris. and now to mexico where the colima volcano in the western part of the country erupting once again. plumes reached nearly two miles high yesterday. authorities said the volcano
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doesn't pose a huge threat to surrounding communities so no one was evacuated from the area. last month, evacuation protocols took place because of the recurrent activity that led to a fear of a major eruption. i would be careful if i lived by that volcano. puerto rico officially in default after failing to make a payment on its massive debt. the u.s. territory missed full payment of its bonds for the first time in history. on monday it paid $628,000 on what is supposed to be a $58 million payment. they have asked the u.s. government to allow for a restructuring of some of its debt. congress says a bailout for the island isn't coming anytime soon. after a quick break on "the rundown," we'll take a look at the larger role the u.s. may be planning and playing in fighter isis in syria. richard engel joins me next to talk about how the u.s. airstrikes can help.
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the u.s. may be wading deeper into the war in syria with the new decision to provide air cover for american-trained rebels. up to this point, the u.s. had only been launching attacks on isis targets. that changed after an attack and a firefight with an al qaeda-affiliated group. richard engle is live in southern turkey. tell me about this decision and what it signals. >> well i think people are focusing on this aspect the providing air support to rebels. but the u.s. is getting much deeper into this war. and the war is about to expand in just a matter of weeks in a way that i think is not getting enough coverage. in about two to three weeks, the u.s. is part of a nato member will be using a main nato air base not very far from here in
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southern turkey and that will allow the u.s. and other nato countries to become much more involved in air strikes. the way the air campaign against isis is waged right now is it's launched from the gulf and aircraft take off from the gulf. they have to fly about 1,000 miles. hit their targets in syria, and then fly back. with the new base that is being opened, the air base turkey hadn't given access to u.s. planes to that base until now. the u.s. aircraft will be able to fly just a couple hundred miles, attack their targets, and come back. and this is going to allow a much more intense campaign. so that capability is being built up right now. more aircraft are being brought in. a search and rescue capability is being put in right now. more computers and targeted systems are being brought in. so i think in the next two, three weeks, four weeks on the outside, we're going to see a much more intense campaign
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against isis with more american pilots over syria. >> the search and rescue capability is intended to do what richard? >> well in case an american pilot or a nato pilot is shot down. so this is a very risky mission. we've seen what's happened in the past when isis has captured a jordanian pilot. one would never wish that to repeat itself but you have to be aware that when you're putting pilots physically in harm's way over very hostile territory, you have to be prepared for all the possibilities. not only will there be an intensified air campaign with the u.s. of these turkish air bases, the nato air bases in turkey there will also be the decision you were initially talking about with the u.s. providing specific air cover to designated rebel groups inside turkey. so we're about to get a lot more
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involved in ways that i think people are just may not be fully aware of yet. >> i'm glad you're making us away of you're making us aware of it. thank you very much for that live report. up next out of this world. new pictures from the surface of a comet. we will talk about this comet and then the question is, does anything or thibanybody live on that? ever. as we age, certain nutrients... ...become especially important. from the makers of one a day fifty-plus. new one a day proactive sixty-five plus. with high potency vitamin b12... ...and more vitamin d. [ school bell rings ] ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] everything kids touch at school sticks with them. make sure the germs they bring home don't stick around. use clorox disinfecting products. you handle life; clorox handles the germs. song: rachel platten "fight song" ♪ two million, four hundred thirty-four
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in-creditedable credible new pictures showing us the surface of a comet. european space agency's lander took these pictures on the way down to the comet. had a bumpy landing and kind of fell asleep. just 60 hours of transmission. but it turns out those 60 hours
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may prove to be vital. joining me now, darrel pitts from the franklin institute in philadelphia. thanks for being with me. >> thanks for having me. >> why were these 60 hours so important, what did we learn from them? >> we learned a tremendous amount about comets a lot of information we didn't know before. one of the most surprising things we learned is that the interior of the nucleus is very much like fluffy snow. in fact it is more like 75% to 80% sort of like open space than it is any really compacted material. so that's a big piece of news to find out about the interior of comets. >> so why does it matter that the interior of that comet is like fluffy snow? >> the reason why it matters is because it tells us something about the composition, how it was made. before we thought that comets were solid blocks of frozen carbon dioxide with dust and dirt and rocks mixed in.
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but now we find out it's very gift. so that gives us an indication about how the comet was originally built that we might apply to other comets as we find them. >> and i know i'm asking you to just extrapolate from this information, but if there is interior like fluffy snow could it be there is life on or under, within or even in that area? >> what could lead us to think more about the possibility of life is the tremendous amount of organic compounds found on the comet surface. there are 16 different organic compounds you including information malformaldehyde formaldehyde. and formaldehyde when combined with other common compounds can form the base sugar of rna and we can also i had tiedentify deoxy rye boston, which is the base of dna about that so if you put it all together in the right environment, you might findrye boston, which is the base of dna about that so if you put it all together in the right environment, you might find organic building blocks of life.
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not so on this comet yet, but we know the organics are there. >> yet. i love it. understood most of what you said because there are a lot of technical terms, but i did get that there is this whole possibility of creation with dna stuff and something about sugar. >> you did well, jose. >> thanks. good to see you. coming up on the rundown, any minute we expect a live news conference from new hampshire at the scene of that tent collapse that killed a father and daughter during a circus performance. it's a morning of fast moving developments. stay with us. plus the man accused of gunning down a memphis police officer turns himself in. we'll have the latest on that investigation next. [music] do you like cougars? terry will you shut up! you are adorable. thank you. ladies your belts all snugged up? why do we have to buckle up? the pick up stinks with diesel. [ding] you've got to be kidding! oh please! ah! this is the end! oh my god!
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collapse that killed two people a father and his 2-year-old daughter both died when high winds and hail tore through lancaster. at least 22 people were also injured. the company that hosted last night's show announced they're canceling tonight's scheduled performance. let's go to ron allen with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning. now that the fog has lifted we're getting a good look at the actual disaster scene. you can see there are investigators who are still looking through the debris just a scene of destruction, the big top is a complete pancake flattened there on the fairgrounds. there is one piece still standing, but imagine the scene when there were perhaps 1 oorks00, lots of family and children in the tent. we now understand from the governor's office that the deceased were a father and young daughter. investigators are trying to understand how this could have happened. they say this was a fatherly substantial structure.
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we know that there were high winds up to 6 a5 miles per hour, there was hail falling. but the show went on. now we're also trying to understand exactly the status of those who were injured, the numbers have fluctuated as high as about two dozen or so. expecting to get an update as they try to figure out how this circus turned into a disaster. back to you. >> ron, thank you. i'll take you to a news conference right now with the fire marshal. >> the incident occurred in the walker brothers international circus tent located out of sarasota, florida. this was the 5:30 p.m. show that was ongoing at the time of the incident. there was approximately 100 people in the tent at the time of the collapse and we have reports that there were approximately 32 people that have been treated at four regional hospitals in the area. that information is still
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trickling in as we confirm with the hospitals how many people were treated as they sort through some of the people who were transported by ambulance and some that walked into the hospitals. unfortunately, there was a father and daughter that perished in this incident. their names are being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin. there are autopsies being performed as we speak to determine the cause of death. the investigation will involve the documentation of the scene which includes mapping out the scene as to exactly where things are located after the collapse and examining the actual setup of the tent to determine how it was set up all the cables where they were connected and things of that nature. we'll also be conducting a building code and fire code
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assessment to ensure that everything was done according with nationally recognized building and fire codes. the fire chief randy flynn and police chief bill colburn commended all the first responders and the people in attendance at this circus last night as most everybody played a role in helping get some of the people who were trap inped in the tent out. it's certainly something that is very disastrous not only to the local community and the families that are involved but when you look at it from the standpoint of a child and the child's father that lost their lives, family that issing being disrupted forever. i don't have any other information in regards to the scene to be able to offer you at this time. once we get going on our investigation, i'll have a better idea of what time this
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afternoon we'll have an update for you. so within the next half hour i'll get that word out through mike todd the pio for the department of safety so that you'll have that and know when we'll be able to offer something else up. i can take a few questions. >> sir, if there was a severe thunderstorm warning, doctor was the why was the show going on? >> that's an excellent question. it's the responsibility of the show to monitor the conditions. why don't know why they were going on at the time and what they knew. >> are these tents rated for certain weather conditions? >> that's what the investigation will look at. it will look at the manufacturer's specifications for the tent which will include wind loading. >> so ultimately you're saying it's the operator's decision whether or not to cancel the show because of weather there's
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not a state or county oversight? >> there was no state or local officials involved with this setup. >> so that's an a alarming amount of time. are there any possible charges or things along those linings? >> it's a fact finding mission. at this time there is no indication that there will be any kind of charges. >> how are the wounded victims doing, are any of the injuries serious? >> there are some serious injuries, but we haven't got the updates this morning. we're trying to get those in. >> have you spoken to representatives from walker brothers, the operator? >> we have. >> and what are they saying? >> at this time they're waiting for counsel.
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[ inaudible question ] >> i don't have a count of them yet. fire chief and police chief will be getting that information to us this morning. >> how many are still in the hospital? >> we don't have that information either. [ inaudible question ] >> do you know if the tent was ever inspected? >> to the best of our knowledge, there was no inspection done by any local or state official. i can tell you that there was no state official and i believe that the locals did not inspect it, as well. there was no request made to them for any inspection. >> is an inspection required before something like this? >> there is a place of assembly permit required and we're tracking that down at this time. but to the best of our knowledge, no request was made to the local fire firnltofficial for that. >> got the fairgrounds have any requirements of their own? >> we have not looked at the contract with the fairgrounds at
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this time. >> new hampshire fire marshal giving us the very latest on this tragedy that occurred in lancaster, new hampshire last night. a tent circus tent, collapsing due to bad weather. more than 30 people initially treated at four area hospitals. and a father and his 2-year-old daughter died. we'll continue to monitor the situation for you out of lancaster, new hampshire. but i want to go now to the west coast where the largest wildfire burning in california jumped its containment barrier this morning. the rocky fire is burning north of san francisco and so far devoured 62,000 acres. thousands of firefighters are battling the flames and so far 13,000 people have been evacuated. joe fryer is at the scene with the very latest. >> reporter: good morning, jose. this fire the rocky fire has now burned around 100 square miles, that's an area twice the size of
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san francisco, more than ss burned and just 12% contained. late yesterday, fire leaped over the highway which had been containing the fire to the north. that created several new spot fires which were attacked by air tankers and helicopters, but the fire now burning in new territory with lots of dry land that's ready to burn. in all 2500 firefighters are on the ground here, 7,000 structures are threatened and many of them are homes. 13,000 people remain evacuated this morning, more than 20 large fires are still burning in california right now with it no relief in sight. here at the rocky fire our team experienced the team's erat itratic behavior first happened when the tlam flames jumped over the fire. we had to quickly evacuate as a
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precaution. >> thank you very much. planed parenthood survived the republican ted effort to strip its federal funding monday, but the fight isn't over. and could lead to another government shutdown this far. barbara boxer has been a long time supporter of abortion right as. she joins me this morning. senator, what a pleasure to see you. >> thank you very much. >> monday's vote was this the latest battle? what's next in the war? >> it is a war. i'm glad you called it that. it's a war on women's health. it's not about abortion. planned parenthood spends 97% of its dollars on nonabortion related services such as breast cancer screenings and pap smears and stopping the spread of stds. they serve 2.7 million people in america every year, 500,000 of those happen to be hispanic. it is a very important health care organization. and this attack started from the
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day planned parenthood was found founded in 1916 when the founder was arrested for trying to distribute birth control to poor women. so it's a constant battle here. i can't believe in this century we are still battling against women's health. >> i want to ask you specifically about the practice of harvesting and selling body parts of aborted infants. here's what cecile richards said yesterday. >> it's illegal to make any profit and we do not. there are companies that do this work that are not related to planned parenthood. i don't know enough about their own guideline and what they plate. but for planned parenthood, we're 100% nonprofit, we make zero money from fetal-should you tissue research. >> so what do you make of that practice? >> i don't understand the way
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you describe fetal tissue research. this has been going on since the 1930s and led to the vaccine against polio. and it has led to the vaccine against shingles and rubella. if you're against fetal tissue research, when i say you, you or anybody else let's have that battle. it's totally legal and ronald reagan set up a passenger headed by an anti-choice judge who said it had great merit and ought to go forward. but that's not what this is about. if it was about this group, by the way, one of the leaders there was once arrested for trying to bomb a women's health care clinic in san diego, another one said it's justifiable to kill a doctor. this is what we're talking about. so i stand with the people of this country who know planned parenthood is a health care organization and what they do is legal. and what they do is important
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and saves liver particularly minority women, people who have no place left to into. people write me in my home state that say, particularly minority women, people who have no place left to into. people write me in my home state that says, particularly minority women, people who have no place left to into. people write me in my home state that say planned parenthood discovered a lump in her breast. she lived to tell the tale because of planned parenthood. >> some lawmakers are saying instead of giving 500 plld to planned planned part planned parenthood why not give them to community centers. >> not one dime of federal money goes to provide abortion. let's be clear. and the community health care centers i find this amazing, we had a broad expansion of community health care centers in obama care, every republican voted against it. so for them to now say go to community health care centers, in my state, 700,000 people are served by planned parenthood. i just got a letter from one
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community health center who said we count on planned parent hood. so this whole thing is a vicious attack against an organization that has been with us since 1916 that has helped women plan their families which is basically a health care organization not one dime of federal money goes for ending pregnancy. it all goes for health care. >> were you at all troubled by those videos what you saw in those videos? >> i watched the first video. it's heavily edited in a way that makes the person look awful. and when something is heavily edited like that, it is discredited. and i have to tell you, all this focus on the tone -- i understand that. but the questions were asked in a horrible tone, some of the answers came back in a very insensitive tone. planned parenthood has said that. but that's not what this is about. and if you fall for that, and i don't mean you, i mean folks fall for the fact that this is really about you foe know,
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planned parenthood doing something illegal, there is no proof of that. and why doesn't this group go after the other people doing legal help to get the tissue to the scientists. they just want to put planned parenthood out of business. they have been trying do it and the american people won't stand for it. do you know 12020% of all women have been to planned parenthood in her lifetime? they are an important part of the health care fabric of america and this awful sting operation by people who actually in one case have a criminal record, it should be discredited. >> and the videos as i understand were also released at a time when the complete videos were also released. this is a conversation i'm glad we're having. >> it's a big fight and we'll win it for the women of this country. thank you. >> thank you, senator. coming up revealing new details about the escape of
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presidential politics, we're getting a better sense of just who will be on the debate stage come thursday. three new polls released overnight show donald trump solidifying his lead in the republican race. but the frontrunner was a no show last night at a gop forum in new hampshire. in fact he was never mentioned by name by the moderator or any of the 14 candidates that were there, but he did call into "morning joe" earlier this
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morning. >> if your generals told you that in in a month or so ground and air troops and special forces in syria could significantly cut down isis strong holds, would you give the order? >> i would at that time the advice of the military very seriously. we need a strategy first. this president hasn't -- two times has admitted that we don't have a strategy as it relates to isis. >> that was obviously jeb bush answering a question about the military and criticizing president obama's lack of plan according to jeb bush. donald trump did call into "morning joe" today and donald trump continues to be the frontrunner in every single poll we're seeing. the candidate running a distant second to trump is bush. and if the gop debate were head today, the stage would kind of look i think like this. donald trump front and center right now governor chris
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christie and john kasich round out the top ten. there you see them. with me now is matt adviservisor with the "boston globe." talk to me about who came out the best last night in this conversation. >> well, it was interesting. it was sort of like speed dating in a way. each candidate very had short period of time sort of indicating a lot about this field. it's so large and people are struggling to get ox again inygen in the race. the crowd seemed to respond well on lindsey graham. he had a couple jokes that went over well. nobody made any huge mistakes. but nobody really -- you wouldn't have a winner in this kind of thing. s of sort of more of an introductory kind of thing. and notable for the absence of donald trump. >> the mod here's how snowshower
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senator marco rubio answered question about how to fix immigration. >> everyone agree what is we have today on immigration didn't work for america. i don't think thin wouldanyone would disagree that it needs to be fixed, but it can't be fixed in a massive piece of legislation. >> you mean he can't fix it in a massive comprehensive system like the one he wrote up with the other seven senators right? >> exactly. i mean rubio sort of struggles a little bit with immigration given just a year and a halving a go he was wholly in support of comprehensive immigration reform. and now sort of completely abandoned that.comprehensive immigration reform. and now sort of completely abandoned that. talks about securing the border as the first and only step to talk. immigration is a tough issue. rick perry also was -- used coarse language in talking about immigration, he compared to the border to a wound and we need to staumpg staunch the flow.
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republicans struggle in terms of attracting hispanic voters and this will be a trouble spot. it was in 20 stwefl12 for mitt romney and the parties hope to avoid that this time. but last night there were certainly a few sound bites that democrats may use in the general election. >> matt, good to see you. thanks for being with me. up next new developments out of memphis where a suspected cop killer is behind bars this morning. we'll take you there live when the rundown comes right back. ever been the king of the campus on day one. but you're armed with a roomy new jansport backpack, a powerful new dell 2-in-1 laptop and durable new stellar notebooks, so you're walking the halls with varsity level swagger. that's what we call that new gear feeling. you left this on the bus... get it at the place with the experts to get you the right gear. office depot officemax. gear up for school. gear up for great.
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when will we see wilbourn this court? >> reporter: not until tomorrow. the interrogation process last night took so long and the booking process, they had to move the arraignment to tomorrow. charged with first-degree murder. bond set at $10 million. he turned himself in yesterday with his family and his attorney to the u.s. marshal's office here in memphis. officials say the law enforcement presence across the state was so strong he had nowhere to run nowhere to hide. they were always one step behind him. it was really only a matter of time before he turned himself in. >> i understand the police chief met with wilbourn last night. what did they talk about? >> reporter: the chief wanted to meet with him once he turned himself in he had that opportunity yesterday. he sat down with him, asked him if he was okay. he said he was okay. he wanted to tell the chief two things. number one, he's not a cold blooded killer. and number two, he said i'm not a coward. >> adam reiss, thank you very much. developing out west now we're expecting some of the most emotional and intense testimony yet in the colorado theater
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shooting trial. in just minutes, the third and final part of the penalty phase begins for james holmes. he was convicted of killing 12 and injuring 70 at the movie theater. this morning family members of those who died will give their victim him victim impact statements. scott cohen is live outside the courthouse. how many victim impact statements are we expecting today? >> reporter: well, we expect over the next couple of days as many as 15 people coming to testify in what is likely to be the most heartbreaking phase of a trial that has been already chalk full of raw emotion. the judge is taking some steps to limit some of this testimony, not to the make it too inflammatory, but already this jury has sided with the prosecution every step of the way including yesterday returning a verdict after only about 2 1/2 hoursholmes'
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mental illness should be does his missed and they should move on. among those who will testify, sandy phillips who lost her daughter. she spoke to reporters yesterday along with her husband. >> seeing the disregard for life having no remorse, no compassion, there are shallome people that should get the death sentence. if he's one of them then he's one of them. >> if i had my way, he would go to prison the rest of his life and not have to go through the appeals process where we have to look at his face and hear his name again. we want him behind us. >> reporter: these family members will be able to speak only about the impact that the deaths have had on them, the
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direct impact. but that is plenty. and again, we expect that testimony to begin shortly. jose. >> scott, thank you very much. confederate flag cecil the lion and a sdradramaticrescue. in albuquerque, the confederate flag has been taken down. the mayor announced the decision on monday stating the flag will be replaced and the city's official flag put in its place. decision comes as part of a wird call to remove confederate symbols after a shooting spree at a black church in charleston last month. that video was not the one that we wanted to run. but global backlash against the killing of cecil the lion is growing. american airlines and united are banning shipments of hunting trophies just hours after delta announced a similar ban. meanwhile the guide accused of helping the minnesota dentist kill cecil tells nbc news he
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feels he did nothing wrong. he pleaded not guilty to a charge of failing to prevent the unlawful killing of the lie upon he's due back in court wednesday. zimbabwe still seeking the excuse of palmer. palmer maintains everything was legal and properly handled to his knowledge. an incredible video out of california. a driver lucky to be alive after he was pulled from his car just moments before he was hit by a train. you candeputy dragging the man away seconds before the dangerous collision. luckily two officers were near sdlt by nearby. the driver appeared to be under the influence, but the investigation is ongoing. in spain, a four story apartment building in madrid collapsed monday that video is really amazing. residents reported hearing creaking noises and seeing cracks in the walls of the building early in the morning.
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firefighters evacuated everyone as a precaution. no one was injured in the collapse, but officials suspect an issue with the building's foundation may be to blame. imagine that, you're sitting in the building and all of a sudden it starts cracking. happening on capitol hill, not lawmakers are weighing the nuke deal before heading on a summer break. new poll numbers show americans not very happy with the deal. those details when the rundown comes right back. to folks out there whose diabetic nerve pain... shoots and burns its way into your day, i hear you. to everyone with this pain that makes ordinary tasks extraordinarily painful, i hear you. make sure your doctor hears you too! i hear you because i was there when my dad suffered with diabetic nerve pain. if you have diabetes and burning, shooting pain in your feet or hands, don't suffer in silence! step on up and ask your doctor about diabetic nerve pain. tell 'em cedric sent you. [music] do you like cougars? terry will you shut up! you are adorable.
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it is requiring a fresh set of eyes unbiased set of eyes that will find what actually happened to sandra bland. >> bland's family is suing several including trooper involved in the arrest, the sheriff of waller county and two of bland's jailers claiming they acted improperly resulted in her death. senate lawmakers are holding another hearing on the iran nuclear deal this morning. lawmakers will not vote on the deal until after they get back to d.c. next month giving them a lot of time to think about it and hear from con sitstituents. latest poll shows 35% support the deal 33% oppose it. 32% say they don't know enough to make a decision about it. luke russert is live for us in new york. how concerned is the administration that they could lose support over the break? >> they're certainly concerned. and the reason is because a lot
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of the groups, outside groups that oppose the iran deal they will mobilize and they will mobilize to the tune of millions of dollars in terms of advertisements. and we're starting to see some flood the airwaves against this deal. if you look at a mix of polling, support for the deal has dropped. a lot of it depends on how a pollster phrases the question. but we do know that there is a lot of skepticism amongst the american public about whether this is the best deal. this becomes a numbers game between the administration and congressional democratic leaders. harry reid and nancy pelosi. pelosi has to basically stop democrats there hitting that 290 in that in the house. re expect all we expect all republicans to vote against this deal about. if they can create this firewall, they should be okay. nancy pelosi has never lost a big vote in her life. she should be able to pull it off. but there will be a lot of skepticism after this recess. the senate is also an
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interesting place to look because there is a lot of pressure now on senator chuck schumer. he's the democratic leader in waiting once harry reid is officially gone, high he is profile jewish american politician we have in congress. and the pressure being put on him is substantial. if he opposes it that could give the green light to others to stand up to the administration. but it all becomes a numbers game and where the debate goes over the summer recess we saw with health care if it's relate repeated enough, people believe it to be true. >> has senator chumschumer indicated which way he's lean something. >> no, he says he has to study the issue. but here in new york the stories are that there are a lot of outside groups opposing this, they are putting a lot of pressure on him and they will be
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doing it throughout the month of august. >> luke russert in new york thanks. start of the republican primaries just hours away, the first debate happening this cleveland on thursday. fox news says for polls to be consider considered considered, they must be released by 5:00 p.m. today. the bottom of the field is less clear, ohio governor john kasich and new jersey governor chris christie are barely making the cut. christie called in to "morning joe." >> voters will want to hear what you're going to do and how and nobody has laid out more specific ideas on some really difficult issues than we have so far. >> with me now is former spokeswoman for president george w. bush. thank you for being with me. >> thank you. >> we heard chris christie. as of now he barely makes it on to the stage. is thursday night going to be full of substance or candidates
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having to respond to whatever donald trump is say something. >> i think you'll see a little bit of both. we're hoping that the candidates can deliver responses and they won't have a lot of time to go so. but give strong substantive responses on policy issue. but at the same time i think what the media and what we're all looking for is what is donald trump going to say. and so that i think is going to be the big lingering question of the evening. >> how do you think someone like jeb bush and others are getting ready for a debate like this? there is so much unknown in this debate. >> that's right. i think it's like we're entering into unchartered territory. and i think for governor jeb bush and for the other candidates as well, their job is to stay above the fray. not let donald trump get under their skin. obviously trump has made several comments individually personally attacking some of these gop candidates. and i believe that it's for the candidate for survive is one not necessarily engage him, and,
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two, basically again stay focused on the policy make sure you have a memorable moment or that one liner that again could break through what will be i believe a news dominated by donald trump. >> interesting that all these attempts at making memorable moments, i mean we have one senator burning and trashing the tax code we have someone else, another senator throwing his cellphone into different environments to trash it after donald trump gave out his cellphone number. and now we have the senator from texas i guess cooking bacon on a machine gun. all of these things what are they intending to do? and are they actually doing anything positive for these candidates? >> no, i think that what they do is it's more like -- like for example jeb unfiltered they put out these videos to grab first of all attention heedmedia attention, secondly to show their creative humerus side. but the one who started all of
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this is dd.sdud. he smashed the lindsey graham phone. he made comments that have captured the headlines. and all of a that are inus are krach scratching our heads going a candidate who we weren't taking seriously is now center stage, reallythat are us are scratching our heads going a candidate who we weren't taking seriously is now center stage, really strong and his message is resonating with the gop voter. but it's too early and anything can happen from now until the first -- with the early states in iowa and new hampshire and what will happen there. >> thank you for being with me. potential major development in the fight defensetght against drug traffickers. mexican authorities have discovered an unfinished drug tunnel just two blocks from the u.s. border in tijuana, the third such tunnel found since
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april. over the past decade more than 75 tunnels like this one have been found across the roughly 2,000 mile borborder. and we're learning hugh deenew details about the prison escape of el chapo. he escaped through an underground mile long tunnel. now one mexican journalist an expert, says she has documents from the mexican attorney general's office that contradict the official version of events offered up last month and the report leading her to make this claim. listen to this. according to this journalist the government knew something was happening as this country he will was being bimt touilt.
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joining me now is christina. that sound bite was from your interview. what more can it shedid she tell you? ? she gave me clear examples of how the max canmexican government could prevent he will chap oweel chapo's escape. shear a list here is a list of examples. it turns out the video had audio and seven minutes before he disappears, loud noises of what is described as the banging of metal against concrete was recorded. himself changes in his behavior. he started exercising a lot more. and he started communicating through signals an banging on the glass that separated he and his lawyer. and she himself said she doubts that el chapo escaped through
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the tunnel although she does accept that it was built for that purpose. and that is based on the testimony of another inmate who says that prison guards and police made a human wall down the corridor that prevented them from seeing some kind of activity that was going on after they were told el chapo had died. >> and telemundo has hot been able to confirm the allegations. any reaction from the hexmexican government? >> they're saying the investigation is classified. but they added they are evaluating her statements. >> so if she has access to the documents but they don't and she got them from sources in the mexican government. seems like a runaround here. thank you for your report this morning. appreciate that. >> thank you. just one year away from the summer olympics. and trouble in the waters of
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in rio, it's a scramble to prepare for the summer olympics. en one of the big concerns water concerns. miguel almaguer has a closer look. >> reporter: just below the soaring peak of sugarloaf mountain and not far from copacabana beach, there is trouble in the water.
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they say that's not uncommon in regattas all over the world. >> i'm not sick. no be problems so far. >> reporter: brazil has stepped up efforts to clean up the water, including adding eco boats to collect garbage. >> we guarantee that they will compete in safe waters during games times in swimming in rowing, and in sailing. >> reporter: rio had pledged to recuseduce pligsollution by 80%, but some say the sun is set to make good on that promise. >> that wasly gel lymiguel almaguer reporting. i don't know about you, but there is nothing nicer than swimming in a beach with 8 million people's raw sewage there. up next happy 54th
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most of us i'll include jose in -- i'll include jose in the category of being old. there we're the same age. >> he looks a little better because, you know i don't dye my hair. >> i know. that was my town hall with will be back in february when he managed to turn the conversation back young people into the color of the hair dye i'm wearing. currently sporting. well, now is my chance to get back at the president who turns 54 today, making him officially as old as i am if only for a
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couple months. happy birthday. to infinity and beyond. john f. kennedy announced appole low space program in may have '61. he made the promise he would put a man on the moon. and number two, john paul george and pete played their first show in their hometown of liverpool. it's at that club that the band was discovered by manager and the music legend began. number three, construction began on the berlin washington in august '61. they sealed all openings hoping to stop the flow of people fleeing communist east. wall didn't come down until 199 1989. number four, roger maris smashed a record becoming first to hit
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horn 6 more than 60 home runs in a single season. and west side story won ten oscars cementing it as a classic. and that wraps up the rundown. thank you for the privilege of your time. news nation with tamron hall is up next. i'll go dye my hair. see you tomorrow. can you tell what makes them so different? did you hear that sound? of course you didn't. you're not using ge software like the rig on the right. it's listening and learning how to prevent equipment failures, predict maintenance needs, and avoid problems before they happen. you don't even need a cerebral cortex to understand which is better. now, two things that are exactly the same have never been more different. ge software. get connected. get insights. get optimized.
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handcuffed in elementary school. an officer in kentucky cuffs two young students with disabilities. it's caught on camera and now that officer faces a federal lawsuit. good morning. i'm tamron hall. in just a few hour, we'll find out exactly who will be on the stage thursday night for the gop presidential debate. as of right now donald trump will be center stage as the republican frontrunner and the final two spots at the this point would go to new jersey governor chris christie and ohio governor john kasich. just missing the cut would be former texas governor rick perry. but fox news has indicated if there is a statistical tie for the final spot an 11th podium may be added.

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