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thanks for watching. i'm jacqueline london. we'll see you again tonight at 11:00. tonight, plagerism bombshell, trump campaign in crisis, stunning similarities between melania trump's speech and michelle obama's speech. major news drama, with donald trump set to officially become the nominee. and attack horror aboard a busy train, a man goes on a rampage, randomly slashing passengers, calling himself an icy soldier. and fox news's legend dare leader is ousted. an alarming rise in one of the most aggressive and
deadliest kinds of cancer, doctors calling it a wakeup call for men to be screened. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: the republican national convention, this is nbc "nightly news with lester holt" reporting tonight from cleveland. good evening. with the melania trump plagiarism controversy buzzing around this convention hall, including some late new developments, a traditional rite in american political conventions is under way, behind us the roll call of the states is being taken right now. delegates of the republican national convention are formally voting on the nomination of donald trump as their party's presidential candidate. we can listen in a little bit. i think this is hawaii. >> the great state of hawaii, donald trump, 11 delegates. cruz, 7. and marco rubio 1. >> the state of new
york is hoping to be able to put their native son over the top here. but trouble has been brewing on the floor tonight, some donald trump resisters are making their displeasure known tonight. >> reporter: this is always a pageant of party, fervor and state pride, colorado one of those states that may have tried to cause a raucous tonight, trying to embarrass the party, but the majority of these delegates into to donald trump but not making a fuzz, means the anti-trump movement has fizzled. this is the moment when the republican party tries to present themselves as united. as they get close to that 1237 magic number, they will skip ahead to the state of new york, where donald trump's son, donald jr. will put donald trump over the too much. >> the unexpected controversy that
erupted here last night shortly after donald trump's wife melania spoke at the convention, her words were well received until he was pointed out that some of those words were spoken by michelle obama four years ago. let's get more from nbc's hallie jackson. >> reporter: the candidate to rarely minces words -- donald trump's campaign pushing back on plagiarism charges. >> there was nothing that she did in that speech that she felt was anybody's words but herself. >> 90% of the speech was different than michelle obama's speech. >> that was michelle obama's 2008 speech, strikingly similar when you listen to it side by side. >> you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond that you do what you say.
>> reporter: donald trump told matt lauer -- >> i wrote it with as little help as possible. >> reporter: a staff member was assigned to oversee each family member's speech. milana's the most important. but jared hill thought it sounded familiar. >> that is weird, why do i know those words from michelle obama and that set me on a track to figure out what it is. >> reporter: his tweets about the speeches spreading fast on social media. >> it was just common cliches. >> melania trump side you work hard for what you get in life. . >> reporter: the campaign trying to stay on message. >> the speech itself was thoughtful. but now we're not talking about the speech. we're talking about the process by which the speech was produced. that indicates the campaign is not ready for prime time.
>> reporter: after night one's grand entrance, trying to show trump's softer side. highlighting the mother of a visibility of the benghazi attack. >> how could she do this to me? how could she do this to any american family? >> we need to get our country back. we're headed in the wrong direction and he is the man to bring our country back. >> reporter: for trump, racing to lock up conservative support, those are the words he would rather be talking about. sources close to the campaign tell nbc news that trump has hired matthew sully, a professional speechwriter to write melania's speech. none of the portions in question, the changes occurings after the speech was delivered to the campaign. two more family members are set to take this stage tonight, all of it, lester, occurring against the backdrop of this, donald trump now being formally nominated by delegates
as the republican nominee. >> savannah, this campaign has breezed past a lot of controversies, why is this one so difficult to get past? >> i think they are making it more difficult for themselves. in the best-case scenario, you have somebody who made a very sloppy mistake, but today, to have an array of different republican surrogates come out and tell people with a straight face they didn't care what they clearly can hear, when you have portions of a speech that are almost identical word for word, now you add a question of the credibility of the campaign, on top of the confidence. people know what they heard, and i think people would be willing to forgive it. but for the campaign surrogates to say this wasn't listed, this wasn't a mistake, your ears are deceiving you, i think they have compounded their problem that made a story that could have been over by breakfast time compounded tonight. >> this process, the actual nominating
process takes place, even this hasn't gone without controversy. >> it's actually been smoother today than yesterday. but the other issue here, this could have been a speed bump, a little hiccup and they move on, but it's been emblematic of this entire convention. i call it establishment tonight. you're going do see actual elected republicans making the case for trump. are they making the case for trump or just against hillary clinton, we did not hear a lot of pro trump speeches, we heard anti-clinton speeches, he needs some trump testimony. tonight we're learning new details about a fterrifying attack on a train, isis operative attacking passengers with a knife and an ax, nbc's bill neely on the horror in germany. >> reporter: holding a knife and calling himself an isis soldier, this 17-year-old promised a
suicide mission. then with an ax and a knife, he randomly slashed passengers on a train, shouting god is great. five people were badly injured before he was shot and killed. german intelligence say he made no direct contact with isis. though in his apartment, police find a handmade isis flag, and a letter he'd written suggesting he had been radicalized recently. he lived at this center with other refugees, after apparently traveling alone from afghanistan last year. it's just the latest terror attack stunning europe. from the man near paris, who stabbed to death two police officers last month. to the truck driver in nice, who killed 84 people. killers who appeared from nowhere, for intelligence agencies, attacks that are almost impossible to predict or prevent. bill neely, nbc news, london. back here at home, west sweltering out
there for much of the country, with the heat wave putting some 44 million people under warnings and alerts in 16 states from louisiana all the way up to minnesota. many areas seeing triple digit temperatures and more are bracing as the scorching heat moves to the east. president obama has a new message for the nation's police officers in an open letter, quote we is your back after the recent deadly ambushes on police officers. and just today a police officer was killed in kansas. departments nationwide are on alert. >> reporter: deputy sheriff brian anderson patrolling the states of los angeles today. danger is nothing new for this 14-year veteran. but in the wake of police shootings in dallas and baton rouge, these are changing times. >> when something tragic like this happens, it just strengthens our resolve to be mindful, to be safe.
>> reporter: just last month, two deputies were shot in anderson's division, now helicopters are launched more often to help. dispatch centers are changing the way they screen 911 calls and fewer officers are working alone. how do you know the next call is not a trap? >> you don't. >> reporter: while we were patrolling today in los angeles, another officer was shot and killed in kansas city. this has been a particularly deadly year. 32 officers killed by firearms so far. up 78% from this date last year. for their families, sleepless nights. >> my son used to want to be a police officer and he doesn't anymore. >> reporter: in indianapolis, a son and daughter pray for their daddy before his shift. it's the small things that make a big difference. blue lights for blue lives in denver. a lemonade stand working the beat near
reno. a dangerous job, where uncertainty is the only thing that's certain. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. tonight 20th century fox news is swirling that roger ailes has been ousted. the company says an ongoing review is being held against ailes who has been a towering force for republican politics for decades, even before the existence of fox news. cynthia mcfadden has late details. >> reporter: reports that fox news ceo and chairman roger ailes is out. this after a publicized claim of sexual harasensmt by gretchen carlson, saying that ailes fired her in june after she refused his advances.
ailes turned fox news into the power house it is today with revenues over a billion dollars. >> there's been a detailed fox news that ailes does not have his fingers on. he is the person who is most central to his organization and the product it produces. >> reporter: ailes's rise included working as a media consultant with a mt. rushmore of presidential can dats. but as the founder of fox news, he solidified his reputation as a king maker, working closely with rupert murdock. >> roger ailes provides the one thing that rupert murdock likes most and really can't do without which is money, an enormous amount of money. >> reporter: a year ago murdock put his sons in charge of fox news, a source with
direct knowledge of the situation told nbc news, the brothers wanted ailes out even back then. today the drudge report released a document that is reportedly the $20 million separation agreement between ailes and fox. the document was almost immediately taken down, a statement tweeted out shortly thereafter, roger is at work, the review is ongoing, the only deal that is in place is his existing employment agreement. still ahead here tonight, a new warning about an alarming rise in a deadly form of cancer soaring 72% in the last decade. the screening guidelines that millions say are to blame. and a colla before i had the shooting, burning of diabetic nerve pain, these feet learned the horn from my dad and played gigs from new york to miami. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica.
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. it was a night of fiery speeches and emotional stories. >> islamic extremists terrorists, you know who you are. we're coming to get you. by the morning the talk was about plaj rich. >> tonight more members of the trump family will take the stage. will the new jersey governor chris christie go on the attack. night two of the rnc. an nbc special. coverage begins right now. you're watching nbc 10 live from the rnc national convention.