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this was a drug they didn't mean to have there, one that has apparently been used in an execution in any state at anytime. seriously, oklahoma? "first look" is up next. it's thursday, october 1st. right now on "first look" parts of the east coast already hard-hit by flooding are bracing for a deluge of even more water as joaquin reaches major hurricane status. we have the latest on the storms. then to a new scandal involving the u.s. secret service that comes from the top levels of leadership trying to embarrass a powerful member of congress. donald trump puts syrian refugees on notice. >> that if i win, if i win, they're going back. they're going back. i'm telling you. plus we have a winner in a $310 million powerball jackpot. big changes ahead for your facebook page. that and much more, "first look" starts right now.
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welcome to msnbc's "first look." we just got the new information from the hurricane center. this is the 5:00 a.m. advisory. joaquin continues to intensify. and the people in the central bahamas, this is a lot worse than what they were expecting. now up to 120-mile-per-hour winds. pressure continues to drop. it continues to slide to the west/southwest at a very slow five miles per hour. about a 24 to 36-hour period of major hurricane conditions from san salvador island all the way through the central bahamas. the worst of it will miss nassau and the freeport area. the central bahamas are getting a really nasty blow. storm surge definitely a problem. the hurricane center has it going up today to a category 4, 140-mile-per-hour storm. that's going to cause a lot of damage down there in the central bahamas. then the storm begins to accelerate as we go into friday. and then it will take that track to the north. the hurricane center still admits low confidence forecast
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as it goes up the coast. we're still looking anywhere from north carolina all the way up possibly through the mid-atlantic into new england. maybe even bermuda. so again, don't exactly stare at this and say this is what's going to happen. it's going to change, that's almost guaranteed. as far as what our computer models are telling us, the good news is that our european computer model still keeps the storm out to sea towards bermuda. our american gfs model was yesterday into the carolinas has shifted up towards new jersey, possibly even up towards long island and all of our other computer models that we watch, there's a whole bunch of them, they take the storm in all different directions with a lot of them up there towards the carolina coast. betty, when will they finally know where this thing is going to head? i think tomorrow. once it final i starts to move out of the bahamas, i think our computers will get a grasp. as of now, just be prepared in case. >> that cone of uncertainty will be -- >> it is as big as it could possibly be. the threat of joaquin is more bad news for places along the east coast which are already
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dealing with torrential rains and flash flooding. nbc's ron mott has more on that. >> reporter: in maine, stranded drivers. one abandoning his car for higher ground. other vehicles bathed to the hood. a day care forced to close, classes canceled, 9,000 without power. by 8:00 a.m., three to four inches of rain had fallen. three to four times as much water the drought-stricken area has seen all month, triggering flash flooding through states and in basements. by afternoon totals topped half a foot. >> it's a rainy day in the neighborhood. >> reporter: in massachusetts, downed trees and branches. one windshield shaerted. >> i'm just waiting for aaa. >> reporter: shannon woods had to be rescued. >> we had to be safely. >> reporter: a rhode island resident captured the bounding there. the drenching regionwide. a massive storm system moving from the mid-atlantic to the northeast, into new england. in fredrick, maryland, a collapsed roof at a construction company. no one hurt. visible beach erosion in the
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carolinas where locals sandb sandbagg sandbagged. virginia was especially hard hit. rivers swelling, firefighters making safety checks. students at james madison university finding the silver lining. >> that was ron mott reporting. gop presidential front-runner donald trump, he is facing criticism this morning for comments that he made regarding the syrian refugee crisis at a campaign event in new hampshire, trump said he is putting syrian refugees on notice. >> now i hear we want to take in 200,000 syrians. right? and they could be -- listen, they could be isis. i don't know. did you ever see a migration like that? i'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from syria as part of this mass migration, that if i win, if i win, they're going back. they're going back. i'm telling you. they're going back. >> well just two weeks ago trump made a much softer remark about the refugee crisis, saying, quote, we can do something but
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we have to get other people to help us. trump's fellow republican jeb bush is also drawing criticism this morning during an interview with syria's xm bush defended the washington redskins name. he said i don't find it offensive. native american tribes generally don't find it offensive. coming up this morning jeb bush will be with joe and mika as a special guest on that show on "morning joe." you don't want to miss that. a new poll from "usa today" and suffolk university shows donald trump on top with 23%. ben carson and carly fiorina are tied for second place with 13% each. this morning we are also learning more on how much money some of the presidential candidates raised in the past three months. now we don't know all the figures for everyone just yet. but we do know hillary clinton has raised $28 million. her democratic rival bernie sanders is right behind her with $24 million. and republican ben carson has racked up just over $20 million. this morning, a potentially revealing comment by a prominent
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republican has some democrats shouting partisan politics over the benghazi investigation. that as the public sorts through a fresh batch of former secretary of state hillary clinton's e-mails. nbc's andrea mitchell reports. >> it's like an obstacle course. >> reporter: hillary clinton dodging more obstacles but admits all the bad publicity over e-mails an unlikely political lifeline from the likely next house speaker, republican kevin mccarthy. saying the committee investigating benghazi and clinton's e-mails was created to destroy her candidacy. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee. a select committee. what are your numbers today? her numbers are dropping. why? because she's untrustable. but no one would have known any of that had happened had we not -- >> reporter: that's exactly what bill clinton has been saying. >> they look at the field and they say who do we not want to run against? and then they dribble out stuff,
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and they attack. >> reporter: hillary clinton with the reverend al sharpton. >> i think they have really sort of showed their hand. they're really worried about running against me so they want to keep knocking me down. >> reporter: the state department under court order released 6,000 pages of e-mails from 2010 and '11. 215 upgraded to be classified but this time none top secret. still to come four more monthly e-mail releases. october 30th, november 30th, december 31st, and january 29th. the last just three days before the iowa caucus, and ten days before the new hampshire primary. >> that was andrea mitchell reporting. well, if one of your coworkers doesn't show up for work this morning, here's why. could be one person, the one person who won the $310 million powerball jackpot. the grand prize ticket was sold in michigan at a gas station in three rivers. the winner has not come forward just yet but he or she is extra lucky. why? because after sunday, the chances of winning big, they are
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changing. the odds for the jackpot are going down while the odds for the smaller cash prizes go up. this morning's jackpot is back down to a measly $40 million. still sounds frite good to me. so this morning, russia has begun airstrikes on isis. and while that sounds like a positive, the u.s. state department says the bombing campaign is like, quote, pouring gasoline on fire. 33 now that's because there are doubts that russia is even targeting isis at all. nbc's tracie potts reports. >> reporter: here's what russia is saying about cooperating in syria. >> we agreed that the military should get in to contact with each other very soon. >> reporter: and here's what's happening. the first russian air strikes. the u.s. only got one hour's notice. >> concerns that we have obviously about the nature of the targets, the type of targets. >> reporter: russia claims they're targeting the islamic state, isis terrorists. the pentagon says isis doesn't operate in this area. they believe russia's targeting
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opposition forces supported by the u.s. >> that approach is tantamount, as i said then, to pouring gasoline on the fire. >> reporter: critics say vladimir putin is taking action because the u.s. didn't. >> he perceives the administration's inaction and caution as weakness and he is taking full advantage. >> reporter: after that frosty handshake the u.s. and russia are still on opposite sides. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. all right. nine minutes past the hour, let's get down to business. cnbc's landon dowdy is here. >> good morning to you. automakers report september sales today which are expected to top the annual pace of 17 million vehicles for the fifth straight month. it should be boosted by the late labor day holiday and continued demand for pickup trucks. we'll also see whether vo volkswagen was affected by its emissions cheating scandal. >> facebook rolls out a new mobile feature to let users better personalize their profile. this includes a profile video, a short looping clip that you can use instead of a static picture
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similar to a vine video. facebook is also giving users more ways to control their privacy. and over on wall street, it kicks off the fourth quarter today as stocks come off their worst three months in four years. the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 all falling about 7% in the third quarter. the fourth quarter is historically positive. but a fed rate hike, china's slowing economy and earnings could weigh on stocks. >> we'll be watching closely. now to sports, baseball's longest postseason drought is over. the toronto blue jays are champions with a 15-2 rout over baltimore in game one of a doubleheader. but jays claimed the american league east title for the first time in 22 years. and the national league, the st. louis cardinals clinch their third a.l. central title and a 100th victory of the season. they clobbered pittsburgh 11-1. playoff bound new york mets star has two bruised fingers after being hit by an 89-mile-per-hour
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fastball. ouch. the good news, x-rays were negative. and we showed you this yesterday, according to the new york daily news yankee fan will smith, yep, that's his name, he had a little trouble catching three balls. well, smith had a number of excuses, the best of all he said it might have had something to do with the, um, six beers that he enjoyed at the ball park day. wasn't that a few days ago where it was national beer day? it wasn't yesterday. all right so will caitlyn jenner face charges in connection to a fatal car crash? plus a new secret service scandal that involves the agency's top leadership and an effort to embarrass a top member of congress. that's next.
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killed in the crash have filed a civil lawsuit against jenner. now to india, this leopard, oh, poor little thing. it got itself in a bit of a bind when its head got stuck in a metal pot. no word on how that happened. but it was searching for water at the time. forest officials were able to remove the pot after tranquilizing the leopard. so another apparent scandal for the secret service. this time reaching to the top levels of the agency's leadership. a new report finds the secret service assistant director ordered a leak of information to embarrass a congressman. it was in retaliation for his aggressive investigations into agency misconduct. nbc's kristen welker has details. >> reporter: a devastating report for an agency trying to make a comeback. the homeland security department's inspector general said scores of u.s. secret service employees improperly accessed agency records of congressman jason chaffetz's 2003 application to join the secret service. 'plied then to become an agent
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and was turned down. chaffetz is the chairman of the house oversight committee and was leading the investigation into a series of recent scandals at the agency. an investigation that continues today. the report said the actions of the secret service employees could be criminal. chaffetz reacted. >> shocked and surprised. >> reporter: according to the report, the assistant director of the secret service wrote in a march e-mail to a colleague, some information that chaffetz might find embarrassing needs to get out just to be fair. the report also found employees accessed chaffetz's old job application, only 18 minutes after the start of a march congressional hearing he was leading about the latest secret service scandal. his unsuccessful application was then reported a few days later in the daily beast. >> it's a bit scary. if they would do this to me, i just shudder to think what they might be doing to other people. >> last night homeland security secretary jeh johnson released a statement apologizing to chaffetz. he says those responsible should be held accountable.
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trust me, i know it. they hate so much, they hate more than anybody in this room hates their neighbor. any. but it's political bull [ bleep ] do you understand? it's true. >> well bush has been described as rubio's former mentor. 2012 republican presidential nominee mitt romney is weighing in on the current gop race. at the washington ideas forum he was asked whether he'd support donald trump. >> i will support the republican nominee. i don't think that's going to be donald trump. >> romney also talked about the 2012 election saying he would do it all over again if he could, but he added he won't be jumping into the 2016 race. also at that event general colin powell, the former secretary of state, said he's still a republican despite having difficulty with the party. >> it should be obvious to the party leaders that they cannot keep saying the things that they are saying, and doing the things they are doing, and hope to be successful at national level
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elections in the future. not just 2016. but in the future. so, i want to continue to be a republican, because it annoys them. a 1-year-old in utah has received two letters from president obama recently. the parents of little benjamin there sent a birth announcement to the white house. and they got a happy birthday letter in return. but, there was one small mistake. the white house wished benjamin happy 101st birthday. after the letter got attention in the media the family got a second letter from the white house. now this one saying in part, happy first birthday. the first lady and i may have been a little ahead of ourselves in the last birthday note we sent. all right i'm joined now by syndicated column nest bob franken. good morning, bob. >> you know -- i won't even -- i won't even suggest how that would be quite the shocker. >> no. all right. okay we're going to move on from
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that because you know donald trump, this is really serious, he is putting syrian refugees on notice that if he is elected they will be sent back. now personally as an imgrant whose family fled war and endured refugee camps this is really hard to hear. especially since this nation was founded by immigrants. is trump forgetting our country's history? >> well, i think what has happened is that the united states, or at least segments of the united states, have evolved into a country that really wants to exclude everybody, is prejudiced, certainly has anti-muslim feelings, et cetera, et cetera. and many people feel that donald trump is tapping into those feelings with his comments about immigrants. the most recent being the syrian refugees who are in desperate straits. so somebody else is going to have to make the judgment. but it certainly appears many to be that way, just another example of his anti-immigration posture. >> i really want to touch on what you just said. because trump's immigrant comment really drew a large applause. is that the hard-line stance
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voters want, regardless of how immigrants enter this country, even if illegally? >> well, it seems that the supporters of donald trump like his views on things, including his views on anti-immigrants that many other people, the ones who are not his supporters, feel betray a real prejudice on the part of his supporters. >> all right. i'm going to shift gears to this, because just after coming off a really successful week of covering the pope, the secret service could be in hot water once again. this time the agency's leadership is accused of revenge plotting against a congressman. are heads going to roll yet again at this agency? it sounds like a plot from a movie here. >> well, this speaks to a larger issue. you have various people in government saying there's nothing wrong with conducting surveillance on all americans. there's nothing wrong with, in fact, having surveillance cameras everywhere. there's nothing wrong with using gps to follow people
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planned parenthood. they said we've been very fortunate and good fortune should be shared with noble causes. prince harry, he joined british veterans for walking with the wounded. he was part of a 1,000 mile walk around britain. the goal is to raise money to help physically and mentally wounded soldiers returning home from war. prince harry spoke with itv news. >> mental health, or any issues involving your brain is, my understanding, is not permanent. you can get help. so we just need to be able to understand that and appreciate the fact that we've got to give them a little bit of support, they don't want pity, just a little bit of support and they can get their life back on track. >> and one fisherman in texas caught something completely unexpected. an owl. it, in fact was swooping down to steal the bait, and got caught on the fish hook. that's how all this happened. animal control came in and took it to a vet. that hook was removed and the hungry owl was released back into the wild.
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>> beautiful. >> i know, but i mean can you imagine that fisherman? >> a little shocked there. >> i'm betty nguyen. this is "first look" on msnbc. be sure to like us on facebook at "first look" msnbc. "way too early" starts right now with the latest on hurricane joaquin. russia raids syria, moscow claims it's carried out some 20 airstrikes against the islamic state. but we're told some of the areas hit were not under isis control. is russia targeting the u.s.-backed opposition to help assad? plus, donald trump on the refugee crisis. then, and now. >> migrants who are getting out of the middle east and north africa, do you object to them coming to the usa? >> i hate the concept of it, but on a humanitarian basis, with what's happening, you have to. it's living in hell in syria. there's no question about it. they're living in hell. i'm putting the people on notice that are coming here from syria, as part of this mass migration,
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that if i win, if i win, they're going back. they're going back. i'm telling you. they're going back. and new revelations from hillary clinton's e-mail server. but there's also insight into the benghazi investigation. revealing comments from a top republican that has democrats saying it proves what they were saying were right all along. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west, this is definitely "way too early." good morning. it's thursday, october 1st. i'm jonathan capehart reporting from washington. we begin this morning in syria, where yesterday russia began carrying out strategic airstrikes it claims are aimed at repelling isis. the question now is whether the strikes are actually targeting terrorists as their defense

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