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across town. >> he's led the birther movement to delegitimize our first black president. >> reporter: clinton later called trump's actions a disgrace. president obama says he's confident about his birthplace. >> i'm shocked that a question like that would come up at a time when we have so things to do. >> reporter: members of the congressional black caucus are seething. >> donald trump is nothing more than a two-bit racial arsonist. >> reporter: trump stopped by hnc headquarters as a new poll showed the two in a tie. >> we bring in our political
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bring this up? >> absolutely. i don't know what he was thinking. just because a reporter asks you something doesn't mean you have to answer it. any political benefit was already in his base, so this doesn't grow that. it's unlikely many waiverring voters will be impressed with the way trump is handling the issue, especially after a statemented to raised as many questi >> hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 led to the birther activists. i finished it. >> no one ever produced any evidence that the clinton campaign started this controversy. as for trump's claim that he finished it in 2011, there were
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let's listen to hillary clinton addressing an african-american movement in washington today, describing it as racism. >> it is the worst bigotry and bias that lurks in our country. >> while calling the effort to delegitimize him, he is far from the first political figure to face this. senator john mccain had his citizenship questioned because he was born in the panama canal zone. and recently some raised questions about ted cruz because he was born in canada. and back in the 1960s, democrats challenged the eligibility to serve up george romney because he was born in mexico. it may be ugly to challenge a candidate's citizenship but
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it's not necessarily racist. certainly you can believe whatever you want about trump based on other statements. >> no question. so he tries to put this to rest today. is there likely further fallout from this? >> we were talking about who's up for grabs, the 10% who say they haven't made up their minds or are campaign to one degree or another, and i think this meshes with the preferred clinton campaign narrative of trump as a little off the deep end. most people who don't live inside the internet are skeptical of conspiracy
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ruled only hillary clinton and donald trump will be eligible to participate in the first debate. again, that's monday, september 26th. you can watch it here on wbz. breaking news tonight after a woman said she was assaulted this morning while walking her dog on foundry street. someone came up from behind her and kicked her. and police are also investigating whether she was also sexually convicted of raping a teenager and posting it on snapchat have been sentenced for their crimes. they are headed to prison for at least four years and the prosecutor in the case said she's never seen defendants with less respect for the legal system. >> reporter: sentenced to 4 to 5 years in state prison, then
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the prosecutor asked for more than that, saying the victim's mother called it woefully inadequate. >> they have. >> reporter: the prosecutor pled for prison time for the two convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl two years ago while video of the ordeal was sent out to a world of viewers on snapchat. the girl gave the judge a letter instead of an open impact statement. >> on her best day there is a remarkable sweetness and decency to this woman, that frankly gives all of us a great deal of hope for what the future offers her. >> reporter: and neither of the
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remorse. >> he did not feel comfortable making representations himself. in >> reporter: and some reported to her troubled past. >> lost her dad at an early age, removed from a home at an early age. >> reporter: after both were sentenced to four to five years does have regrets. >> she's very sorry. i don't think she realizes how she got here either. >> reporter: there was originally a third teenage defendant in this case, the one who took the video of the incident and sent it over snapchat. he pled guilty to that about a year ago. . a bridgewater state university student just
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attacked her near campus and tried to take off her clothes. the school even put out a campus wide alert. when officers questioned her about the story, she confessed that she'd made it up. tonight out of cape cod, wildlife workers monitoring a pod of dolphins that they worry could strand themselves. yesterday 20 dolphins were rescued from shallow waters will simply strand themselves again. 38-year-old benjamin kimble was in court today facing several charges including attempted arson and resisting arrest. police say he threaten today blow up a gas station then barricaded himself in an suv, then tried to run before officers arrested him. a second man has died from injuries he suffered in a
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collided during a speedboat race and all three operators were thrown into the water. a new hampshire man died at the scene and today we have learned a second died at a rhode island hospital. this morning the coast guard rescued three people in the merrimac river. they were all taken to the hospital without life- threatening injuries. the coast guard towed their 32- foot back to air in months this morning. meteorologist eric fisher is here with more. >> felt pretty chilly this morning, many areas reaching upper 30s. strong sun getting us into the
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boston. tonight look up because the full harvest moon arrives at 6:59 this evening. mainly clear skies, should be great out there. temperatures will fall back in the 40s, a little warmer than last night. i don't think we'll have any 30s for saturday morning. then we'll watch this front moving in from the west. it's going to gather tropical moisture from a system in the gulf and tropical storm julia working up e heavier stuff looks to be monday. we'll time it out for you coming up in a few minutes. the red sox are hoping to build on the momentum of last night's unbelievable win, the most dramatic so far this season. for the red sox, it was doubly good because that walk-off win was a devastating blow to the yankees. >> and tonight the rivals are back at it again.
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calling it the worst loss of the season for the yankees, so that was cool. >> no exaggeration, this was the biggest win of the season for the red sox. 16 games to go now, holding a two-game lead over baltimore and toronto. huge win last night as the red sox try and fight to hang onto that lead. bottom of the ninth, last out, and ramirez comes walkoff homer to center field. the reaction is the best part. teammates flying out of the dugout to celebrate. 7-5 the final, and they are at it again tonight. the patriots held their last full practice before sunday's
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the field. hightower practiced all week but is listed as doubtful. even though it's only week two, the pats know how important this divisional game is sunday. >> at the end of the year, look at the division games and they're the important ones. we are not taking this lightly at all. we have to go out there and perform. >> it's a good team, i know very well. we split last year with the division games. we've got to turn the page and get going or they'll come in here and beat up on us. >> coming up at 6:00, who tom brady is working out with this weekend. we found that out today and it won't be with his teammates. >> great energy at fenway because of last night.
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patriots station. patriots all access tonight at 7:00 here on channel 4. sunday the pats home opener with miami and the fifth quarter is on right after the final snap. coming up, why one university says a new scoreboard is an investment in the future. >> and it's hard to see but it's making people in furious. >> and a boston bird without feathers, turning into an internet sensation. >> coming up at 6:00, a partnership between uber, lyft,
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brenda willis: when washington bureaucrats threatened access to mammograms, kelly ayotte stopped them. david goethel: and when red tape threatened to crush new hampshire's fishing communities, kelly fought to save us. cheryl coletti-lawson: kelly's legislation on the heroin epidemic will help save lives. jamey french: kelly reaches across the aisle to conserve our environment... becky stafford: kelly is so committed to our veterans and cares about our needs. marc baillargeon: kelly protected our jobs at the shipyard. kelly is one of us. veteran: she's not forgotten where she's come from. brenda willis: she cares. dean kamen: that's kelly - an independent leader, fighting for new hampshire. kelly: i'm kelly ayotte
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. tonight the university of new hampshire is taking heat after using part of a $4 million donation to buy a new football scoreboard. >> earlier this month we told you the school received a huge donation from the librarian, leaving the university his entire estate when he died.
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to the library itself but the rest was unrestricted, so the school spent $1 million on that scoreboard. some were furious and the school said unh now has a stadium that, while modest compared to others in the country, is one every new hampshire resident can be proud of and helps recruit the best and ht be used to launch an expanded student career and professional success center. many others upset about that scoreboard tonight. >> i can't imagine how many people it's recruiting but that's what they say. thank you. tonight three news organizations are suing the fbi, demanding to know how it unlocked the san bernardino shooter's iphone. apple refused to unlock the
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with an unidentified vendor. the media are suing, demanding to know that. a new york city police officer who was attacked with a meat cleaver is already out of the hospital. officer brian o'donnell was released less than 24 hours after the attack. police say officers approached a man and he started running. o'donnell was off duty but in the area hit him with the cleaver and was then shot twice. he is in critical condition. this weekend is the reach the beach, one of the longest relay races in the u.s. among them, officers from new hampshire and new york, running 201 miles in 24 hours, all to raise money for the family of fallen officer robert
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it is so much fun and it will have so much meaning for them. the overnight legs are very interesting. if you have ever run with a head lamp on, it's interesting. looking good for the weekend. saturday is our best day, sunday not a washout but a little rain to talk about. today, perfect. gorgeous outside, in the 70s after that chilly start and a typical mid- september day. right now we have nice comfortable air, nice and crisp. warmer air is knocking on the door, though, 82 in cleveland and that air mass is moving in tomorrow. we are drier than last night,
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but not expecting any 30s. low 40s to about 50 in the suburbs and 56 in the city, a full harvest moon overhead. then we look forward the weekend. there's a front here. there's a tropical area here off the coast of louisiana. some of that moisture will get drawn up into that front. then julia centers here and the thunderstorms are way off to the east side. those will all play a role in monday. tomorrow, nice start to the weekend with a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures nearing 80 degrees and no rainfall. tomorrow night starts to get more humid, clouds moving in. then sunday a few showers and downpours, a chance of showers in the afternoon. not raining all day, but we'll certainly take it. partly cloudy skies on sunday and a very warm and humid day.
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heavier rain is late sunday and into monday. a batch of heavy rain is expected across new england, some promising news there. as for tomorrow, the dry day of the weekend, temps in the 70s to around 80. we'll have a breeze to the south southwest and it will get gusty across the cape and islandings. heading to the beach, expect a little chop on the water. sun and clouds for saturday, increasing. then on sunday dew points are way up there, decent cloud cover and scattered showers. also we have a risk for a popup thunderstorm in the area. bring the rain gear to the game but don't expect to be poured on the whole time. looking toward monday, these oranges and reds on the map,
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is in the atmosphere. on monday we have a chance for over and inch of rainfall in spots. hoping that comes to fruition. we'll nail that down over the next couple days. humid sunday and monday, then we dry out and it's a warm week with upper 70s and 80s through friday. back to you. thank you. a student punished for not reciting the pledge. >> the reason for her silence and how she says her teacher retaliated. >> tonight a rabies scare and
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tonight a california student is challenging what she calls unfair punishment. >> her teacher docked her grades for not standing for the pledge of allegiance. her teacher docked her for participation and her parents complained. the district says they are talking to the teacher.
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tonight a golden throne fit for a king. >> and this is open to the public. a golden toilet is part of a new art exhibit at the guggenheim in new york city. it's made of 18 karat gold and yes, it's fully functional. it's in the museum's fourth floor bathroom, meant to show the excesses in the art market. >> i think it's y taking it too seriously. >> i have no interest in it. way too much pressure on a toilet like that. got to do something special. >> i've got nothing. moving on, this is ria and she suffers from a rare condition that strips her of her feathers. she's more endearing to 60,000
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since she's started posting the videos, she's received messages from all over the world, including tiny sweaters. >> that's about the cutest thing i've ever seen. >> hairless cats, birds with no feathers. now a look at what's political ads, debates and scams. coming up, tunnists trying to take advantage of voters. and someone torching an american flag that didn't belong to them. the crime that shocked the neighborhood. and beating childhood cancer.
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now at 5:30, an american flag burned in the middle of the street and tonight people are looking for the people responsible. that flag has been outside the
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neighborhood are furious. >> reporter: it happened late last night and now the empty flag pole on that telephone pole has not gone unnoticed in this neighborhood. neighbors call this the ultimate act of disrespect. surveillance cameras on the corner convenience store may have caught enough for police to take a look. cameras barely catch a face but they catch the action, when then embers start flying outside the corner store. the object, an american flag that's hung on this pole for as long as anyone can remember. >> sad. flag means a lot to people. it's disappointing to know the flag was there and now it's not. >> reporter: three suspects were seen running away and cars


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