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making news in america this morning, a new batch of hillary clinton e-mails released overnight. thousands of messages ss off her private server. some deemed classified. severe weather. a major monsoon shutting down an airport and damaging a terminal. plus, a mother and her baby rescued in the floodwater. flee american cities virtual visit getting a special audience with the pope. the pontiff lifting the spirits of a bullied teen with a request of his own. >> and going viral. peekaboo at the zoo. a toddler and a gorilla with a play date to remember. good tuesday morning. we begin with the details from the newest trove of hillary clinton's e-mails released overnight.
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>> from the mundane to those deemed classified 7,000 e-mails have been released. our political unit poring through the documents all night. >> abc's bazi kanani is live in washington, d.c. with what's been uncovered. good morning, bazi. >> reporter: good morning, phillip. good morning, reena. now there really was no smoking gun from this release but clinton's critics are still pouncing saying it only further proves she should have never been using a personal account for government business. the e-mail controversy still swirling around hillary clinton. the state department releasing another batch of her personal e-mails monday night, 7,000 pages, 125 of them censored because of information that is now classified but was not at the time the e-mails were sent. also revealed, at least one analyst at the state department's computer help desk didn't know about clinton's personal e-mail account. he unknowingly e-mailed her in 2010 to ask about error messages about her account.
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status threatened this morning for the first time in months in a credible poll. another candidate, dr. ben carson is keeping up tying add 23% in the critical first voting state of iowa. carson's only public reaction, retweeting of the new headlines and a simple thank you. trump noticeably silent. commenting only on other polls that still show him ahead. >> i love nashville. i do love nashville. >> reporter: while trump continues to draw large crowds and is gathering big endorsements -- >> everything about donald trump's campaign is avant-garde and is crushing it in the polls. >> reporter: also attracting an increased number of protesters at his events. now, donald trump is still leading in most polls but this is the first indication that the race could be taking a turn and also worth noting another republican candidate seems to be picking up steam here, republican carly fiorina was in
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third place in that monmouth university poll at 10%. reena. >> a lot of those folks trying to get in the top ten with that debate with fox news. thank you so much. also, breaking overnight, severe weather cutting power to thousands of people in arizona. >> a line of strong thunderstorms roared through arizona last night dumping more than an inch of rain in less than an hour and shut down sky harbor airport and damaged the roof of one of the terminals. high winds snapped utility poles in some city streets looked more like creeks than roads. the flooded roads stranded a number of drivers includeing a mother and her 1-month-old baby girl. she had the sense to pull over and get out of the car. firefighters took them to safety nearby. in south carolina, more than 100 families are out of their homes after nearly 6 1/2 inches of rain fell on charleston. 3 to 4 feet of water flooded homes and closed streets and a
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mudslide closed a major highway. well, you can see that storm south carolina. the remnants from what was tropical storm erika now making its way into the atlantic. the family of a woman killed on a san francisco pier in july is filing a lawsuit. the death of kate by an undocumented felon from mexico sparked outrage among those to be named in the suit being filed today are the san francisco sheriff, the bureau of land management and immigration and customs enforcement, the gun the suspect used was stolen from a land management agent's car. we're learning more about the suspect charged with killing darren goforth ambushed last week. shannon miles who appeared in court yesterday spent four months in a psychiatric clinic after being found mentally incompetent to stand trial. president obama has condemned goforth's murder calling it affront to civilized society. he was shot 15 times.
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his funeral this friday. new images confirmation that isis has destroyed one of the most significant pieces of architecture in the world. the before and after images show that main buildings of a 2,000-year-old semple in the town of palmyra is gone. there were conflicting reports about the extent of damage to it. last week we learned extremists blew up another ancient treasure nearby. a county clerk in kentucky has lost another round in her fight against same-sex marriage. the supreme court refused to hear the case brought by clerk kim davis. she has refused to issue licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of her religious beliefs. davis has now lost at every level in federal court. gay couples who have been turned away before say they will meet davis at the door this morning. well, president obama is in alaska to deliver a message about climate change. it's real and action is needed now. later today he'll go hiking on a glacier as he announces steps to make sure the u.s. can operate
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in the arctic year round. they include new coast guard ice breakers and more funding for scientific missions in the arctic to observe climate change. most investors are happy to turn the calendar to september this morning. the dow jones industrial average lost nearly 1200 points in august, both the dow and the s&p 500 were off more than 6%. it was the worst month on wall street in more than three years. and investors are still worried about china's economy and the fed's interest rates. labor day travelers will see falling gas prices. the average price for a gallon, $2.51. that's down 13 cents from last week and nearly a dollar cheaper than this time last year. >> good news. still ahead,ny new connection uncovered between lack of sleep and the common cold. virtual visit. pope francis delivering his first message to the american people before his historic trip to the u.s. the emotional moment a teen brought to tears. and caught on camera.
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a police officer rescuing a driver moments before his car goes up in flames.
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well now to that remarkable virtual audience with pope francis and americans in three cities ahead of his visit here. >> abc's david muir traveled to the vatican to join the pope for this abc news exclusive. >> reporter: we are curious if you have a message before your visit to the united states. he tells us a big greeting to the catholic community of the united states and to everyone, all of the citizens of the u.s.
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and when 19-year-old marcus asks so important. you. >> reporter: he says, "for me it is important to meet with you all, the citizens of the u.s. who have your cultures, virtues, sad,ness like everyone else." valerie 17 from chicago who has struggled with a rare skin disorder her whole life sought music to survive the bullying and after the tears in front of the pope, an unexpected request from pope francis. and that request in english. >> i would like to have you singing singing. may i ask of you to sing a song for me? be courageous.
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[ applause ] >> thank you very much. so kind of you. >> reporter: tackling immigrants, education, abortion. we have never seen anything quite like it from a pope but this pope after all is already breaking the mold. david muir, abc news at the vatican. >> certainly is breaking the mold and see much more of the pope's conversation in an abc news "20/20" special. that's this friday night starting at 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. >> looking forward to it. when we come back, flight diverted. overnight a wild scene on a plane ending with a half a dozen arrests. and the surprising young aide that experts are now saying you should talk to your kids about alcohol. laundry can wreak havoc on our clothes, ruining them forever. sweaters stretch into muumuus. and pilled cardigans become pets. but it's not you, it's the laundry. protect your clothes from stretching, fading, and fuzz.
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passengers fighting forcing the plane to divert. >> at least six men arrested after the plane landed in amarillo, texas. they were among a larger group that was traveling together. several passengers reported feeling uncomfortable with the men's behavior. a verbal altercation began and that is when the fight started. to one injured and authorities are looking into the whole thing. a tragic ordeal for first time parents kim and fred separate left for portugal when she was six months pregnant. the twins came early but they didn't survive. more than 100 days later they're still stuck in portugal. the insurance company refuses to pay for the special plane their little girl hayden requires to fly home. >> the insurance company said no. they declined to pay for it. they are claiming that this is not a medical necessity. their stance was, well, just sit in portugal and wait until she can fly commercially. >> reporter: meanwhile, the
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couple's visa may only allow them to stay there for a few more weeks. a gofundme page has been set up but want the insurance company to pay up. there was no last-minute deal at a deflategate court hearing so now tom brady is waiting to hear from a federal judge. the question for braden canamare and nfl commissioner roger goodell and millions of fans whether his four-game suspension will stand. the judge who all but demanded a settlement could rule as early as today and says it will come by friday at the late e. a texas police officer and a groupbystanders rescued a woman from a burning car. the woman is trapped inside her car after a crash. the officer spots her, grabs a fire extinguisher and runs to help. with the help of good samaritans the officer pulls the woman from the car and minutes later the car is engulfed in flames. >> incredible. well, a health alert starting with another reason to get more sleep. it helps in preventing colds. researchers have found people who average fewer than six hours of sleep a night, well, they
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all right, time to check "the pulse" and just in time for football season a movie trailer the nfl will not want you to see. >> the trailer already going viral for "concussion" starring will smith as dr. bennet who discovered cte caused by repeated blows to the head. >> the nfl does not want to talk to you. you've turned on the lights and given their biggest bogeyman to life. >> you're going to war. >> no proof was presented today because there simply isn't any. >> they have to listen to us. this is bigger than they are. >> looks good. cte has been linked to deaths of
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former pro athletes and is the subject of many lawsuits by players who claim they weren't told of the risks. >> despite the nfl's best efforts this story is just not going to go away. >> looks pretty good. well, this may be one of the strangest aircrafts in decades, the swarm as it's called looks like something from the early days of aviation. yeah, has 54 propellers and something called javy king stabilization. although it doesn't look very stable to us, does it? >> it doesn't look very practical either. the swarm can only lift about 300 pounds and only stays in the air for 10 to 15 minutes but it does look like fun. expensive, but a lot of fun. >> it looks like the cousin of the gyrocopter that landed in washington, d.c. a little while ago. >> there you go. just don't get it anywhere near the white house or you'll get this trouble. vine star logan paul is taking a split out of the big apple. he's punching up all over the city doing splits much to the delight and surprise of new
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yorkers. >> connection there -- >> how does he do that? you know how long i've wanted to learn how to do a split. >> he's a boy so you would think it would hurt even more. >> i know what you mean. splits are just a part of his ultimate goal. the 20-year-old is looking to become, quote, the biggest entertainer in the world and it looks like he is well on his way. it still looks so painful. he is pretty entertaining and said he did it to get girls really. if you become flexible you also become sexible. his words, his words. >> i'm not sure that's in the dictionary. maybe it work, though. it is impressive. all right. now what turned out to be a great thrill for this youngster
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during a visit at the zoo, all he needed was a small gorilla about the same size as he was. >> the blond boy is isaiah. and he really hit it off with this 2-year-old gorilla. there you see in its enclosure. >> they had a really epic game of hide-and-seek going there for awhile. his parents said that the whole thing, it really only went on for about five minutes although it really could have gone on all day except, you know, his family wanted to keep moving on to check out the next exhibit but isaiah is like huh-uh, why would you go anywhere? this is where the fun is at. >> this baby gorilla may have other kids. >> lots of trips to the zoo. mom, can we go back? mom, can we go back. your local news is next. did a university president reveal obama's plans. but the quicksilver card from capital one
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the state department released about 7,000 pages of hillary clinton's e-mails overnight. only 125 of the messages have classified information and are sensored. president obama continues his alaska trip today going for a hike on a glacier. he's also announcing new investments in the arctic. thousands of people are without power in the phoenix area after severe thunderstorms swept through the area. more than an inch of rain fell in less than an hour flooding many roads. looking at today's weather, hot and humid in the northeast. thunderstorms along the southeast coast and in the southwest southwest, it is going to be wet and rainy, bring that umbrella because showers all along the coast into the northwest. finally, did the president of columbia university accident accidentally scoop the president of the united states? >> this one had lots of people buzzing. the columbia president telling students that barak and michelle obama will be returning next year. wabc's joe torres went to check things out on campus.
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>> reporter: plenty of excitement at columbia university. and it wasn't just for the campus tradition of welcoming first year students people are still buzzing after a bombshell announcement at convocation, the ivy league school president revealed president obama will return to his alma mater in 2017. >> she was kind of vague but we heard rumors he's going to be a professor at the law school and all the student body erupted in cheers. >> all the freshmen like imagine you being here for the first time, yeah, exactly. it's really a moment of joy, i think and it speaks to what this university is. >> reporter: the surprise revelation became before any sort of official announcement from the white house. in an effort to clear up the breach of protocol, a university spokesman said the comments at convocation follow a may 12th statement by the barack obama foundation that it intends to maintain a presence at columbia. president obama graduated from the university in 1983.
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>> i'm not sure like how, you know, how -- what's the policy there but like, yeah, i mean definitely didn't hear anything from the white house before. so definitely a surprise. >> i'm from the school of engineering so not sure i'll be able to take a class with him but i definitely will try to go see him if he has a talk. >> reporter: you'll track him down. >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the official word from the white house is this, the president has always respected columbia university and wants to continue working with the ivy league school but for the record, no plans have been finalized as to what the president will do when his second term comes to an end. at columbia, i'm joe torres, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> a lot of wishful thinking at columbia, huh? >> that's what's making news in

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