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that dr. carson is not only a top tier candidate, he is also viewed in a deeply favorable light. america, i'm going to need us to do a little better. light. america, i'm going to need us to do a little better. up next, "first look." it's tuesday, october 13th. right now on "first look," breaking news overnight involving president obama's nuclear deal with iran. next, to sin city where hillary clinton leads the democrats in their first presidential debate. but how closely will joe biden be watching? an american institution says no more nudes. "playboy" may now be known just for the articles. the incredible video of a woman live broadcasting herself driving home drunk. plus a man rescues an 80 pound dog from an engulfed home. a first responder's wedding day tale, and much more. "first look" starts right now. and good morning, everybody, we're going to get to tonight's
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first democratic presidential debate in just a moment but we want to start with some breaking news. according to the irna news agency, iran's parliament has passed a bill approving the nuclear deal agreed on by world powers back in july. nbc news tehran bureau chief ali aruby is live in landon for us. what now, ali, do we have a deal? >> well, shannon, yes, we do have a deal. i think iran -- iran's parliament approving the deal was just a formality. because once the supreme leader had thrown his weight behind the deal, it was a foregone conclusion that this was going to go through, and there was going to be no real resistance. however, they did pass some caveats in the bill in iran's parliament. they said that if sanctions were not removed or reimposed, iran would restart its nuclear activities. they also put limits on visits to military sites. the bill stipulates a u.n. inspector need permission from a top iranian security body before visiting any military sites. which could complicate matters. now having said all of that, if
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iran is deemed to be complying with all the key areas of the deal, such as reducing the number of centrifuges, converting a hard water reactor so it can't produce plutonium, then eu and u.s. sanctions will be lifted on economic and other sanctions will be lifted, and that's expected to happen in the first quarter of 2016. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. news breaking earlier this morning. we'll continue to follow that for you. tonight, what happens in vegas, well, we're going to find out. the 2016 democratic candidates for president will all take the stage for their first time together. front-runner hillary clinton didn't take money night off in sin city to rest up, though. she spoke to a union trying to organize workers at, guess where? the trump international hotel. >> when we're here together in solidarity to organize, we also want to send a message to mr. trump, that if are going to
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run for president, then you should represent all the people of the united states, hard-working people. and still this morning, no 11th hour declaration from vice president joe biden but just in case he changes his mind at the last minute they do have a podium waiting for him. mean while republicans are still hard at work. today jeb bush is set to roll out a plan to repeal and replace the affordable health care act. it seems to promote innovation, lower costs, and defer power to states. but still the country is watching these five democrats who tonight will butt heads for the first time. nbc's steve handelsman reports. >> reporter: hillary clinton went to nevada where crews are getting ready for the debate at the wynn hotel that's advertising vegas style. hillary clinton versus bernie sanders and the other three democrats, face to face on the same stage for the first time. >> the one that everyone's going to be watching, of course, is bernie sanders. >> people will have to contrast my consistency and my
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willingness to stand up to wall street and corporations, big corporations. >> reporter: sanders leads in iowa and new hampshire but trails clinton in more diverse states that vote later, like nevada. on the vegas strip people from across the nation said they'll watch the debate. >> i care about what they have to say, yeah. i care about where the country is going. >> all we've been hearing about is trump. >> i think it's not going to be very well rated. because trump isn't in the debate. i'm only kidding. >> reporter: for the lesser-known candidates, martin o'malley, jim webb and lincoln chaf chafee, it's a chance to be heard. >> it's a wonderful idea, isn't it? both parties having a debate. >> reporter: for clinton it's a chance to move past her e-mail controversy. >> now she gets to make her case directly to the american people without the filters of goes up columnists and would-be gossip columnists. >> reporter: a second insider has revealed that the benghazi committee's real role was to divert candidacy. >> it's a lie. >> reporter: the committee's chair firing back. now in a race that's been dominated by donald trump, it's the democrats' turn.
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i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, las vegas. u.s. military planes dropped 50 tons of weapons in northern syria yesterday. c-17 transport planes safely dropped 112 pallets containing small arms, ammunition, and grenades. in a statement u.s. central command spokesman colonel patrick ryder said the pallets were retrieved by those appropriately vetted by the united states. while the u.s. military has not publicly named the group that received the weapons a senior defense official confilms the weapons were received by a group known as the syrian arab coalition. the officials say the airdrop was part of the obama administration's effort to shift focus from its failed training program to arming fighters inside syria. "playboy" magazine announced it will no longer feature nude pictures. the magazine's chief content officer told "the new york times" a redesign of the publication will feature a cleaner, more modern style.
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signature pieces like play mate of the month will still be published but more pg-13. not clear yet if there will still be a centerfold but it will feature visual artists. the changes are part of a bid to attract more millennial readers which research shows are more drawn to art. in kansas city, a roof collapse killed two firefighters and injured two more in an apartment fire last night. the blaze broke out around 7:30 local time. at least two people were rescued from the building. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. and in tennessee, an off-duty firefighter ran into a burning home to save a family's dog. homeowners were away when their house caught fire and was engulfed. they immediately returned home and said they were grateful for the brave rescue. there's outrage in a small texas town after a police officer was caught on camera tasering an unarmed local lawmaker, after he refused to comply with the officer's demand. this comes just a few months after another incident in the same town also raised serious
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questions about the proper use of police force. nbc's janet shamlian has details. >> reporter: a dash cam capturing the tense moments before a police officer in prairie view, texas, tasered a city councilman as the elected official was on his knees outside his home. >> okay he's going to have to taser you. you're not doing like he said >> reporter: the councilman is 26-year-old jonathan miller. the district attorney is investigating. looking at a total after four videos, the dash cam, a cell phone and two police officer body cams which show numerous warnings before miller was tased. >> put your hands up -- >> put your hands or you get tasted. >> put your hands behind your head. >> put your hands behind your body. >> put your hands behind your back. you're not doing like he's asking you to do. >> these officers told you no less than nine times to put your hands behind your back. why didn't you do it? >> i was being arrested for -- i didn't know what. you know, i didn't know how i was interfering, you know. i, i didn't think -- i stepped
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back. >> reporter: police say the town tillman interrupted two officers who had stopped to question four men about suspicious activity. >> leave here. >> i'm telling you this is her scene. back off. you're interfering. >> reporter: miller was later charged with interfering with a public service, and resisting arrest. do you condone the actions of officer kelly in tasing the councilman? >> we are reviewing the entire incident. we want to look at it at its entirety. we're not going to take a little snippet and try to make some judgment from that. >> get out of the car! >> reporter: prairie view is the same community where a state trooper arrested sandra bland in july. she died while in jail, ruled a suicide. a wrongful death suit by her family is pending. >> that was nbc's janet shamlian reporting. florida woman is in some hot water after using the app periscope to broadcast herself driving drunk. >> -- all the way home people, without a ticket. i am drunk beyond belief, people.
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i can't read -- drunk all the way home. >> 23-year-old whitney beale was pulled over by police after viewers called 911. she was arrested and charged with dui after failing a field sobriety test and refusing a breathalyzer. mesmerizing new video from space. h2o in hd. astronauts aboard the iss released these stunning images thanks to nasa's brand-new toy. it's a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal hd cameras. it's to help with science experiments for now. but who knows how long it will be until it's on the back of your smartphone so you can instagram those pictures of your cute little pets, and whatever else the instagram these days in ultrahigh def. let's get down to business now with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning. >> good morning, shannon. investors may be toasting a big beer merger today. sab miller has agreed to be bought by rival anheuser-busch inwev for $104 billion.
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it has two weeks to accept a formal bid. the deal could face scrutiny from regulators as the combined company would brew almost a third of the world's beer with brands such as budweiser, stella, and miller light. leonardo dicaprio's next film could literally be ripped from the headlines. variety reports the star has signed on to produce a movie about the volkswagen emissions scandal. it's expected to be based on an upcoming book by a "new york times" reporters. and homeowners are seeing their strongest sales since the recession but a shortage of construction workers could delay deliveries of all of those new homes. reasons include tighter immigration laws restricting foreign labor and wams that are too low to attract qualified workers. back over to you. >> all right, landon. have a fabulous tuesday. in sports, mets fans came ready to retaliate against the dodgers chase utley, who was suspended for two games following what major league baseball officials called an illegal slide, breaking the leg of mets' ruben tejada in the process. tejada was greeted with cheers by the mets faithful while utley
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was benched by manager don mattingly, even though he was eligible to play, while the suspension is being appealed. no retaliation by pitcher matt harvey who was roughed up early. >> well hit. base hit into right. that's going to score a run. that's going to score two and the throw comes in to third and it's wide. and here comes carl crawford. and he's going to score! >> but, mets curtis granderson battled back driving in three runs on a double to deep right center to give the mets the lead. the scoring would continue. when the dust finally cleared the mets retaliated by whipping 13-7. they take a 2-1 lead in the best of five series. game four is today. next, to wrigley where the cubs hit a record six home runs as they fought from behind for much of the 8-6 victory. chicago takes a 2-1 lead in their series. in the american league, both series are headed to game five, as the royals beat the astros while toronto routed the rangers.
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next, to san diego, monday night football. steelers/chargers, both teams at 2-2. philip rivers strikes first over the middle to antonio gates. his first game of the season after returning from a suspension. just in time to catch his 100th touchdown of his career. fast forward to the final play of the game here, wildcat formation, steelers le'veon bell scores the winning touchdown with a diving effort to get that ball over the goal line as time runs out. steelers 24-chargers 20. breaking overnight, first reported by sports illustrated, legendary football coach steve spurrier is set to retire from the south carolina gamecocks immediately. he has amassed a hall of fame record with 228 with two ties during his amazing coaching career. more details on that are expected today. can you guess who esquire named the world's sexiest woman? that's ahead. and new details in the benghazi investigation,
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welcome back to "first look" on this tuesday. we're not going to see destructive weather. no big storms today, actually for the rest of the week. but there are some umbrellas in augusta and columbia, also towards macon, showers and storms headed your way. if you're near rochester towards syracuse, carry the umbrella early this morning. there is a batch of heavier rain, a sneaky ocean storm that's coming up here, so if you're on long island, definitely rhode island, boston out towards the cape you could get a brief downpour as we go throughout the early morning hours then it will clear out this afternoon. the other story, some cooler air in the next two days, great lakes into the northeast. kind of seasonable. but then this upcoming weekend, a shot of cold air drops down through the great lakes, friday night football games from the great lakes are going to be very cold and even into saturday look at highs into the 40s. coldest air of the season and likely the end of the growing season in new england. pretty quiet weather. just waiting for the, sooner or
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later winter chill is going to return. >> don't say it. >> it will. >> we're going to hang onto this. thank you very much, bill. more explosive developments against the benghazi committee investigating hillary clinton. former benghazi committee investigator bradley podliska says he's moving forward with a lawsuit against the committee. podliska alleges that he was fired in part because he refused to target clinton politically. committee chairman trey gaudy fired back. >> it's a damn lie, and that's not a word that i often use. it was a lousy employee and that was evidenced by the fact that he mishandled classified information, and he wouldn't do what his supervisors instructed him to do. >> podliska's lawyers reacted to gaudy's statements by saying he had violated federal confidentiality laws by talking about an employment dispute. through a spokesperson the benghazi committee responded in part, the ludicrousness of a former employee who has spread himself across the news media over the weekend complaining about confidentiality ought to be obvious.
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another source tells nbc news that congressman michael mccaul, also from texas and the chairman of the house homeland security committee, is strongly considering a run. but a major whoops moment for a third lone star state republican. the twitter account for governor greg abbott's office tweeted out this since deleted congratulations to the astros for advancing in the playoffs. tiny little caveat here, they didn't. the royals staged an epic late comeback to steal the game away. jinxed. and as for a former texas governor rick perry is apparently spending his post-presidential campaign days traveling cross-country in a 1972 chevelle, in style. the vice president hasn't declared, but if he does "the tonight show's" jimmy fallon knows just where to put him. >> cnn just announced the candidates podium positions and they're base on their polling numbers which means hillary clinton, who is polling first is in the middle. bernie sanders and martin
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o'malley are next to hillary. and then jim webb and lincoln chafee are on the ends. there's still a chance joe biden might show up. cnn if he does they're going to put him here at the prime spot. >> giving us so much material. that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." let's welcome in now political analyst and best-selling hour ellis hannigan. >> that's where he's been the whole time. i've seen him there from the very beginning. >> i'm not going to run. we're still waiting for him. let me ask you about that. if we don't see him tonight is that for sure that he's not going to run? >> no, no, no, no. not at all. he spent the weekend with the family reflecting and thinking and feeling and looking into his heart and his head. it's very possible that he's going to run. i think it's unlikely he will show up tonight although you're right the cnn folks do have a podium set aside just in case.
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but, no, count on an answer sometime in the days to come. >> hillary clinton, obviously -- >> she is running. >> we've heard something about that. what does she have to do tonight? does she just need to tread water? or does she need to come out swinging? does she have to do anything? >> i don't think coming out swinging is the right strategy. if the internal threat right now is bernie sanders, who is rather popular with the democratic base, i don't think she's going to come and slap him around. i think she wants to turn the discussion away from e-mail, away from her history, and on to policy issues. if she can achieve that it's a win for her tonight >> are any of these other gentlemen on stage potential running mates for her? >> hmm. that's hard to see. i don't think so. i would -- i would guess not, no. and certainly not bernie. and the others broccoli really just don't quite rise to that level. >> all right, what are you looking for in tonight's debate? >> well, listen, you know, the bar has been set at such a level with donald, right? i mean, my fear, honestly, shannon, is that after the
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demolition derby we got from the previous two republican debates, it might just policy discussion might be a little dry. >> yeah. >> a little -- i'm going to watch. i know you are, too. but, you know, the first thing i'm going to say is, no, it's probably not going to be the wild scene the republicans were. but maybe we'll learn something. that could be a change, right? >> by sheer numbers. there's half as many people on stage, you might get into the thick of it a little more, rather than -- >> yeah, yeah. and it's, you know, you don't have a donald. >> right. >> truly that is amazing how much that dominated the last few months, isn't it? >> all right. ellis henican joining us this morning. we appreciate your ensight. >> great seeing you. just ahead we reveal esquire's sexiest woman alive for 2015. and jimmy fallon and gabrielle union go back to high school. e . i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should. so i drink boost® to get the nutrition that i'm missing.
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all right. the moment you've been waiting for. esquire magazine has revealed emilia clarke as 2016's sexiest woman alive. this comes after the game of thrones actress was named woman of the year by gq last month. and gabrielle union starred alongside jimmy fallon playing high school principals on "the tonight show." >> attention sophomores the field trip to the national history museum is this friday, and the only student who hasn't paid yet, surprise, surprise, is mitchell henderson. >> come on, mitch. >> so on friday -- ♪ mitch better have my money wants to come with us ♪ ♪ mitch better have my money or he won't get on that bus ♪ >> that's how morning
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announcements should be in school. i remember sitting in there bored as all could be. >> if only they had been that interesting. little rihanna impression. >> you ever do morning announcements? >> i didn't. i sense you did. >> i did do morning announcements. >> i'm shannon and this is "first look" on msnbc. there it is. the extra podium just in case vice president biden decides to show up. >> yeah. yeah. there it is. they've got an extra podium just in case biden drops by. like you do. let's face it, a last-minute drop-in from vice president biden would make history. and cnn isn't the only one who has both a fantastic imagination, and access to podium technology. bring it on out, boys. there it is. fight night in vegas. the curtain rises on round one
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for the democrats on the strip. plus, developing stories from overseas. reports a russian missile downed flight mh-17. as vladimir putin's influence grows in the middle east. and he's been called darth visor and the head ball coach but now there's word steve spurrier is set to retire in the middle of the football season. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west and this is "way too early." good morning, everybody, it's tuesday, october 13th, i'm amy holmes. we'll talk about all that and big breaking overnight news that impacts the biggest news in beer. but we begin this morning in las vegas, with the first democratic


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