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sunny. a great unofficial end to summer. >> it will be nice for beyonce. >> the news continues now with lester holt. we'll see you at 11:00. tonight, nowhere to run. thousands in a perilous search for a new home, hitting obstacles at every turn. the human toll symbolized in a searing image today, one of the many young victims of this global crisis. cold trail? the all-out manhunt for three suspects turning up few solid leads in the killing of a police officer, but investigators vow there's no giving up until these men are caught. an nbc news investigation, a woman's life saved in the nick of time, the threat coming from a medical device implanted to protect her, a device thousands are still walking around with. >> and hero's tale. our exclusive one on one with one of the americans who stopped a terrorist attack. the advice from his father that replayed in his head as he and his friends sprang into action.
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"nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. it's rare that we have to warn you right from the top of the newscast about what you're about to see, but the photo we're going to show you has quickly resonated across the world, as a heartbreaking symbol of an utter human catastrophe that we can't close our eyes to. it is the image of a lifeless child in the arms of a rescuer on a turkish beach. one of the thousands of migrants and refugees from the war-torn middle east and africa, who have perished in a desperate attempt to find a new life in europe, but even for those two survive, a rude awakening awaits them in countries closing their doctors. kelly cobiella has the story. >> reporter: it's been days. desperate families stranded outside a train station in budapest. no answers, no help, nowhere to go.
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>> imagine put yourself in our place. we are human. you are human. you have kids, we have kids. >> reporter: hundreds are stuck here, the hungarian government refusing to let them board trains to get them out of the country. sherene walked her with her germany, her brother walked to germany. she's now alone feeling helpless and hopeless. europe is a continent in crieses. warning this disturbing image shows how bad it has become, the body of one small boy cradled in a turkish police officer's arms. he was from kobani in syria. his boat sank last night on the way to greece, and the mediterranean keeps claiming lives with 17 more bodies appearing on libya's shores, more than 100 feared dead in that sinking. these are the fortunate ones, saved by the norwegian coast guard today. on dry land, austrian police stopped this truck on the way to
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vienna, freeing 24 teenagers welded in with no air. and in france, the high speed train from paris to london ground to a halt after migrants tried to climb on top. here in london, hundreds of passengers were left stranded as the morning trains were canceled, while on the other side of the english channel, two trains had to turn back because the tracks were blocked. some passengers even asked to listen for footsteps on the roof of the train. tonight the leaders of germany, italy and france are call on all 28 eu nations to take in their "fair share" of refugees. >> we just need the politicians to listen to their hearts, you know, act like human beings. >> reporter: while european leaders argue over what to do, hundreds in hungary are spending another cold night on the concrete in limbo. kelly cobiella, nbc news, london. now back here at home, the manhunt continues tonight for three people on the run after a police officer was gunned down.
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hundreds of federal and local authorities joining the search, which is expanded and intensified amid fears the suspects may have escaped the dragnet and could be anywhere. nbc's john yang is in fox lake, illinois. >> reporter: overnight, 400 state, local and federal investigators scoured a two square mile area around the spot where lieutenant charles j. gliniewicz's body was found. they came up empty. >> when an incident like this happens, it victimizes not just the police department but the whole community, so we are here for them. >> reporter: as they broaden the manhunt they appeal to the public for help. >> all it takes is one tip or good lead to break the case wide open. >> reporter: this is ban donned concrete factory is the address police sent backup units to after lieutenant gliniewicz reported he was in a foot pursuit with suspicious suspects. >> officer is down. >> reporter: authorities are still trying to determine
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exactly what happened in the 17 minutes between the time gliniewicz reported spotting the trio and the discovery of his body. today fox lake remains on virtual lock down. the library and four school districts closed. >> i'm keeping a close eye on my kids and making sure my house is locked up. >> reporter: the community is in mourning. many recall how the lean military veteran nicknamed g.i. joe touched their lives. >> we train and we train hard. >> reporter: for 30 years he mentored others, posting videos of exercises on facebook. >> he was the policeman's policeman. excuse me. he did everything by the book. >> reporter: at the fox lake police department now draped in black, 11-year-old lily johnson lives on a street gliniewicz patrolled. >> he would always be on our street and always stop and say hi to us. he was a really great guy. >> reporter: gliniewicz was set to retire at the end of last month but the police chief
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talked him into staying one month more. tonight people here in fox lake are gathering for a vigil in his memory. lester? >> john yang tonight thank you. new developments tonight in the case of freddy gray, the baltimore man who died from a spinal injury in police custody in april. judge ruled all officers will get separate trials. none appeared in court today though protests took place outside. the judge denied one motion to dismiss the charges and another to throw the prosecutor off the case. gray's death sparked days of unrest in baltimore in april. now to the race for the white house. vice president joe biden stoking the rumors that he'll throw his hat in the ring in miami. he made his first public appearance since serious talk began of a biden candidacy and he had some fun with the crowd over it. nbc news national correspondent peter alexander has the story. >> reporter: vice president joe biden in miami today encouraging college students about their
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future while speculation swirls about his own. >> it's amazing how good this school is. look aat all the press you attracted. they're interest in community has impressed me greatly. >> reporter: hoping biden might hint whether he would jump into the presidential race. >> people who are are scared of failing never risk to succeed. >> reporter: and new interesting including among first time voter, joe biden versus hillary clinton, who is for biden? >> oh that's a really, really hard question. >> tough question. >> reporter: it could be a tough road ahead for biden who hasn't raised any money or hired a single campaign staffer. among the challenges is biden willing to go after clinton and risk fracturing the party. clinton remains better liked than biden among democrats. biden has won twice for president,er in winning a single state, withdrawing after earning less than 1% in iowa.
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he would be the oldest president 74 at inauguration and must decide whether he has an emotional fuel for another run after the recent loss of his son bo. >> not only do democrats love uncle joe, right now republicans love uncle joe but if he sticks around he'll probably overstay his welcome. >> reporter: there was one more memorable moment at the end of today's event, as joe biden greeted guests in the front row, we tried to get a straight answer about 2016, even shouting questions from the back of the room that he ignored with a smile before the event staff blasted music, lester, shutting down any further questions. >> but keeping the speculation going. peter, thanks very much. in a major win for the obama administration, the nuclear deal with iran now appears unstoppable. the president is now locked down all the votes he needs for the controversial agreement to survive in the republican-controlled senate. nbc's andrea mitchell joins us now from our washington bureau with more on this. andrea? >> good evening, lester. john kerry took a victory lap
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today when maryland senator barbara mckosky became the 34st center to approve the deal. despite millions of dollars of advocates, today kerry promised billions more in military commitment. for israel america's newest fighter jet the f-35 and more air and tunnel defenses on top of $20.5 billion israel received since 2009. and major military sales to saudi arabia and the yunited arb emirates. polls show americans are sharply divided over the agreement but republican candidates sure aren't. donald trump came out with an instant video slamming the deal. saudi arabia's king will visit the president at the white house friday, the king's first visit since ascending the throne and of course this will be topic "a." lester? >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. we turn it on nbc news
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investigation we've been looking into for a year. looking into a medical device designed to save lives but is instead putting lives at risk. it's been implanted in thousands of americans, many walking around it with it right now. people who may not know it could be deadly. stephanie gosk has the first of our two-part report. >> reporter: dodi frolic's first brush with death came after a car accident in 2004. >> i broke three ribs, broke my femur, my leg in spots. everything was broke. >> reporter: the extensive injury put her at high risk for blood clots. doctors implanted a blood clot filter called the recovery made by c.r. bard. it's a metal trap placed in the vein of the artery to block clots in the heart and lungs. four months later she suffered a debilitating headache and passed out. >> in that two seconds of being in the ambulance i started
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flatlining. >> reporter: after rounds of testing, doctors discovered a piece from bard's filter had broken off and pierced her heart. >> emergency open heart surgery within minutes. my family was notified, the priest was brought in. >> reporter: doctors say dodi's life, by removing this sharp one inch piece of metal to her heart is something she keeps to this kay. about a quarter million blood clot filters are implanted in patients each year, most without incident. 11 companies sell them in the u.s. but bard's recovery filter stood out early as a risky device. it's now associated with at least 27 fatalities and about 300 reported problems. it wasn't long after bard put this filter on the market the company knew it had an emerging crisis on its hands. these confidential documents raise serious questions. did bard know it had a
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potentially fatal product and did the company withhold information from the public? bard had already hired a public relations firm, but circulated a crisis management plan, warning that unfavorable press could damage stock prices and ruin reputations. bard executives hired an outside doctor to conduct this confidential study obtained by nbc news. the results? the recovery filter had higher rates of relative risk for death, filter fracture, and movement than all of its competitors. further investigation, the doctor wrote, is urgently warranted. but even as death and injury reports were climbing, the company decided not to recall the filter, instead, bard sold about 34,000 of them from nearly three years, before replacing them with a modified version with a new name. >> the last thing i want to could is have a device that is going to be harmful or even cause death in one of my patients on the market particularly if i'm not aware of
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those risks. >> reporter: lita redburg is a cardiologist and editor for the "journal of the american medical association." she also says the fda didn't doing its job. >> the system right now is flawed. >> reporter: what is the principal problem with it right now? >> it can't assure protection of safety in devices. >> reporter: it said in a statement that it is committed to ensuring that patients have access to safe and effective medical devices, and have established pathways and guidelines to protect the public health. c.r. bard officials including president john wyland also declined our request for interview. we tried to talk to him while he arrived at work. there are thousands of people with this filter in them. seeing the cameras, he stayed in his car and drove away. bard said all of its filters have been appropriately cleared by the fda, based on required and accurate documentation and
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when used as instructed they demonstrate significant benefits to patients. but knowing how close she came to death, dodi frolic considers herself lucky. >> sometimes when i tuck my son in, it's a longer hug with, "i'm glad i'm here." >> the question many people may be asking is, how this product made it to the market in the first place. tomorrow night we talk to a former company insider who says bard executives ignored foresafety concerns and her signature was forged on a document sent to the fda. up next, the american hero to charged a terrorist wielding an assault weapon on the high speed train to paris. what was going through his mind as he risked his life to start a massacre. you better have a book in hand before to folks out there whose diabetic nerve pain... shoots and burns its way into your day, i hear you.
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growing up, anthony sadler had heard plenty of stories of heroism and like many of us wondered what would i do if it came time to run for cover or stand up and fight? that moment came for him and two friends last month aboard a french train when they ended up in the middle of what authorities say was a terror attack. his life hasn't been the same since and in an nbc news exclusive, sadler sat down with me to reflect on that moment of decision. describe what these last few
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weeks have been like for you? >> they've been pretty surreal. i'm still trying to wrap my head around the whole thing. >> reporter: the story by now is well-known. three childhood friends on a train in france leap into action to subdue a man with an assault rifle. anthony sadler was the only civilian among them. >> my friend alex and spencer said go get him. the two sat uhm and i thought i guess we're going. >> reporter: you remember the story of people saving the airline on 9/11. >> right. >> reporter: have you ever thought would be my guy? >> me, spencer and alec have grown up talking about these kinds of things, what we'd do in those situations. we always said we would act it but you never know. >> reporter: you never know until you're in a dangerous situation. >> in the days since i laid down and thought how easily things could have gone the other way. when we got up to rush him, he did fire at spencer but it just never went off. >> reporter: one passenger, american marc moogalian, was shot. >> spencer crawled over to him,
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put his fingers in his neck and stopped him from bleeding. >> reporter: moogalian survived his wounds. i want to know about the conversation when you call home and say, guess what? how did that go? >> i knew i had to call my dad. i knew it was a terrorist attack. i knew that it was a big situation, but i just didn't know how to start the sentence to tell him, and i knew i just had to tell him i was all right. >> reporter: from there the whirlwind began, the trio awarded medals by the president of france. >> reporter: the shot of you getting your medals and you're wearing your sports casual clothes with the president of france. >> right. kind of a rush to try to get clothes for the event but the people at the ambassador's took care of us and got us on clothes and we ended up on the stage a few days later. >> reporter: what did your family teach you about responsibility, about standing up for others? >> my dad told me before i left "have each other's backs and don't you guys get into a
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situation that you're not together in," and we didn't know how much that was going to resonate until that happened, and i think that kind of sums up the whole event. i saw them get up and i just had to have their back. >> sadler's actions on the train made him the pride of his hometown, sacramento. many contributed to a fund to help him pay off his student loans, in his final year at sacramento state university. we're back in a moment with another dramatic confrontation involving the clerk that refuses to serve marriage licenses to gay couples. terry bradshaw? what a surprise! you know what else is a surprise? shingles. and how it can hit you out of nowhere. i know. i had it. c'mon let's sit down and talk about it. and did you know that one in three people will get shingles? (all) no. that's why i'm reminding people if you had chickenpox then the shingles virus is already inside you. (all) oooh. who's had chickenpox? scoot over. and look that nasty rash can pop up anywhere and the pain can be even worse than it looks.
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finally tonight, a barbershop where the looks are fresh and the talk in the chair is worth the price of admission. that's because the cuts are free as long as the clients show up with a book in hand, ready to read. nbc's kevin tibbles explains. >> reporter: the buzz in dubuque, iowa, is that the haircuts are free. >> i do not like green eggs and ham. >> reporter: these kids pay for their trims by telling a tale. reading a story to their stylist. why is reading good? >> because it helps me learn? >> reporter: it learning new things fun? >> yes, and learning more information.
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>> reporter: and like all good barbers, courtney holmes is a good listener. >> god job. >> reporter: he started the program to help improve the reading skills of the neighborhood kids. >> they learn new words, whatever words they don't know i help them out and help them pronounce it. >> reporter: sheer joy for parents, too, as their kids get shorned. >> you forget the joy of sitting down with your children and listening to them read. >> reporter: though for some the jury may still be out. >> ow. >> reporter: tales for trims also sends each child home with a bag of books to keep up the reading until the next visit. what do you like to read about? >> ghosts. >> reporter: for courtney holmes, the payoff is in a kid's face. >> i read a whole book, i remember what it was about. i got a nice haircut, i feel like a million bucks. you know, it makes me feel like a million bucks just to see that. >> reporter: clearly the customers are satisfied. >> when you get older, you can read harder books. >> reporter: young heads and minds being shaped for the future. >> the end.
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>> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, dubuque, iowa. that's going to do it for us on this wednesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us here at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night.
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giselle consulting a divorce lawyer. >> new reports that tom brady's marriage is on the rocks now on "extra." >> first deflate-gate, now divorce-gate. headlines today tom and giselle's marriage is in crisis and that she's turning to a lawyer. were there clues in the most recent sighting of the super couple? who is sandra bullock's new man? his modelling days, how they met and their get away. new fallout over the black bond controversy. >> the screen writer called the actor too street backtracking today. >>ho

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