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good morning. shooting from the hip. donald trump raising eyebrows once again calling for hillary clinton's armed security guards to disarm. >> take their guns away. she doesn't want guns. let's see what happens to her. >> saying trump has a history of inciting violence. this after a wild day after trump acknowledged president obama was in fact born in this country. we are live with the developments. and breaking overnight. shooting spree in philadelphia. police officer ambushed while sitting in her car. the gunman taking police on a chase around the city. >> a really terrible night.
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shot. why the gunman may have gone on the rampage. and controversial ceremony. joe paterno set to be honored at penn state. but it is under scrutiny by those who say he stayed silent about the jerry sandusky scandal. and rocket man. a nearly impossible stunt nearly 40 years in the making. ? >> a daredevil following in evel knievel's footsteps. tries to complete the snake river jump that evel knievel could not pull off in the '70s. can he do it? the stunt you have to see, today, saturday, september 17th. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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saturday morning. i'm craig melvin alongside dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. stephanie ruhle has the day off. >> and the story of redemption. >> it was. >> i usually don't like watching those things happen. >> it was an attempt at redemption for the engineer. the guy who designed evel knievel's backn the chute opened early. the guy's son used the same design this time around. >> it makes it better. >> stay tuned. >> we will have more on that in a bit. let's start with the battle for the white house. the election is 52 days away. here is the state of the race. hillary clinton will be at a black caucus dinner with president obama. president obama will deliver his seventh and final keynote address.
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separately. trump with his day in texas and ending with the rally in colorado. pence holds a rally in florida this afternoon. lots to get to this afternoon. let's get to katy tur with more. katy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. the polls showing hillary clinton and donald trump are neck and neck right now. the daily and hourly controversy is doing little to blunt trump's momentum. he is insinua against his rival and trying to put an end to the conspiracy theory he perpetuated. topping off a surreal day on the campaign trail, donald trump waded into controversy again. telling his supporters hillary clinton opposes the second amendment. she doesn't. and daring her secret service detail to disarm. >> take their guns away. she doesn't want them. >> reporter: the clinton campaign outraged.
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presidential candidate. trump's comment coming over a month over what he made what some considered a threat at clinton at another event. >> if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> reporter: earlier, after five years of nurturing a conspiracy theory, trump took seven seconds to state what is true. >> president born in the united states, period. >> reporter: but then two falsehoods. >> hillary clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. i finished it. >> reporter: down the street, the members of the black caucus were not impressed.
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>> reporter: neither was hillary clinton. >> he is feeding in the worst impulses. bigotry. >> reporter: nor michelle obama. >> there were those who questioned and continue to question for the past eight years up to this very day whether my husband was even born in this country. >> reporter: sitting in the oval office, her husband shrugged it off. >> i was confident where i was born. i think most people were as well. >> reporter: while democrats seized on the awaiting him in miami dug in. >> he doesn't need it. obama has to say i'm sorry to us. to the american people. >> reporter: trump was on jimmy fallon on thursday and clinton on fallon last night where it was her chance to poke fun at herself. >> welcome. welcome. thank you so much.
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let's talk about -- let's talk about everything. >> reporter: that as you can see a much lighter note. both candidates are back on the campaign trail today. craig. >> katy tur for us in washington. full interview with jimmy and clinton will air monday. >> let's bring in josh for a moment this morning. he talked guns of the secret service agents, but he is upping the ante. is he inciting violence here? >> i think trump was making a point about gun control. he is do it an an extremely irresponsible way. you would say this is an outrageous thing to do grave damage to the campaign. on the substantive level it was outrageous. trump has said outrageous things
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as a matter of electoral analysis, does this shift the race? no. my guess is things that should outrage the public should not. >> we watched this announcement play out where he finally admitted that president obama was in fact born here. the way it was done and the contents of how did it play or how do you think it would play with independent voters or undecided voters if there are any >> the bizarre spectacle that happened with the launch of the luxury hotel in washington, d.c. for a half hour is how everybody experienced the story. most people were not sitting home watching msnbc through the controversy, although they should. >> thank you. >> it made a lot of people in the media angry. they felt they were lied to and told donald trump would take questions and he did not. they got tricked into covering
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said he would talk about for two sentences and did not put it to bed. he said the president was born here, period. he spent eight years with this theory. what changed your mind? the long form birth certificate. you got five years ago and continue to go around and saying he had not been born in the country. they did not put the issue to bed. the thing i don't know how is the electorate going to look at was born in the united states, but how many think this is outrageous racist slur and how many think it is a weird thing that trump was wrong about. >> with that said, the national polls right now are in a dead heat. what is it? is he surging or is hillary clinton dipping a bit because of the rough week and health scare?
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bad couple weeks with the fbi notes. the basket of deplorables comment. the polls did continue to fall after she said that. and finally with the health scare that both raised questions for some people about her health and had her off the campaign trail for several days. on the other hand, donald trump changed the way he campaigned. he changed his top campaign team in august. brought in kellyanne conway who is experienced operative. she is giving him better donald trump is running this bizarre campaign for over a year and few points behind hillary clinton. what if running a slightly less bizarre campaign is enough to catch up with her? we will see over the next week to the debate whether being out there and showing people she is healthy, is that enough to improve or is donald trump's somewhat less outrageous and out of control persona enough.
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josh, thank you. let's get to breaking news. two police officers and four other people have been shot. one of them killed by a gunman on a wild rampage in philadelphia. monique braxton from wcau has more. monique, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we learned one woman has died. she was shot in a car outside a bar. right now, two police officers are recovering here at 10 university of pennsylvania. you can see that officers have arrived to visit them. just after 11:00 friday evening, chaos in the streets of philadelphia. police say sergeant sylvia young, 19-year veteran with the philadelphia police department was in her patrol car when she was ambushed. she was shot eight times. mostly in the left arm. police say her bulletproof vest protected her during the assault.
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starting a manhunt. he shot randomly in a local bar striking a security guard in the leg. using a patron as a shield and possibility a hostage. the police chase continued. at one point, the angry suspect shot into a stopped car with a man and woman. each hit in the chest. they were taken to 10 presbyterian mal where the female victim was pronounced dead. the male victim remains in critical condition. 56-year-old eddie miller, university of pennsylvania police officer, who retired from philadelphia police after 33 years, was also shot as the wild shooting spree continued. the suspect was then shot and killed. >> all in all, a really terrible night. >> reporter: in a press conference, the police commissioner ross said the
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>> it indicates his hate for police officers and probation officers. >> reporter: and no word this morning on the type of weapon that was used, but one witness did tell us he heard rapid gunfire. maybe as many as 20 shots. we asked the police commissioner if the gunman is known to them. we were told it is too early in the investigation to answer that. live in philadelphia, monique braxton for the "today" show. >> thank you. two more recovering from gunshot wounds in ft. worth, texas. officers walked into a hail of gunfire while responding to a suicide call. one is in critical condition. body armor saved the other from serious injury. the suspect ed shooter is dead. this comes five months after the gunman want brought down by a sniper. and just when gas was creeping below $2 there a
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pipeline leak in alabama. nbc's sarah dallof has more. >> reporter: good morning, craig. a section of the critical gas pipeline remains shutdown for repairs. a process expected to stretch into next week as price increases and shortages will ripple across the south. this morning, pain at the pump. >> things are going supply issues expected across a number of states. >> it will make it harder for people to get by. a lot of people rely on having easy access and cheap gas. >> reporter: already drivers in cities in georgia and tennessee are seeing shortages. this knoxville station pump dry. this is the result of the major pipeline leak in central alabama. the colonial pipeline company line one which stretches from texas to new york harbor and
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coast gasoline was severed last week and disrupting service. the company issued a statement saying it has more than 680 employees and partners working as safely as expeditiously as possible to repair the pipe. in the meantime, ships have been dispatched and more tanker trucks have been ordered in five states. >> i see behind the scenes. people are taking every pain they can and going down every avenue to make sure these stations are filled with gasoline. >> reporter: estimates price increases from 5 cents to 20 cents per gallon. bad news for drivers. >> gas is gas. we have to drive around to work. >> you have to pay the price. >> reporter: and once that leak
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prices will drop quickly especially since stations are switching to winter blend. craig, that assumes everything is going as scheduled and repairs go smoothly. back to you. >> sarah dallof, thank you. a ceremony planned for penn state university that will honor the late coach joe paterno. the 50th celebration comes at a time when the school and community are still reeling from the firing after he was of covering up the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal for years. we have morgan radford with more. >> reporter: today is the first time paterno is officially recognized since he walked off the field in 2011. while he remains a beloved figure for former players and fans, critics say this is not the time or place to honor a man with a troubled legacy. the man known as joe pa honored
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his first game as coach of the football team. four years after his death and five years after he was fired, accused of covering up sex abuse by his assistant coach jerry sandusky. >> i think this is a huge step back. he had a legal, moral and professional obligation and yet he stayed silent. >> reporter: the editors of the student run newspaper criticizing the decision. this is our penn state. this is a penn state without joe paterno. those of us h ready to move on. moving on has been tough for a school heavily affected by the legacy. >> we love penn state. >> reporter: paterno was the most victorious coach in college football history. during his tenure, travis weaver, alleged sandusky abused them as boys. >> he knows what he did. >> reporter: sandusky is serving
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sex abuse dating back to the '90s. >> thanks and pray a bit for the victims. >> reporter: paterno, never charged for the crime, did report one incident to officials. he told the grand jury he did not know of any other incident. although court documents he knew as far back as 1976. days before he was fired in 2011, he told reports, i wish i had done more. week, the university says today's activities will focus on the commitment paterno had to the students and academics and highlights of the 1966 game. >> we celebrate football more than we celebrate survivors. that sends a dangerous message. >> reporter: in a statement, his wife says she hopes it focuses on the players and she said he did not cover up the allegations and the last word on this saga
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a standoff is over with police and suspected gunman aboard a train north of los angeles. nearly 200 passengers were evacuated last night after reports of a man with a gun on board the train. police cornered the alleged gunman in the bathroom and took him into custody. no injuries reported. controversy at the college football game with baylor and rice. we are not talking about the game. at halftime, the rice marching band formed a reference to title 9. the ban made itself into a star which was a knock on ken starr. baylor did get the last laugh. winning the game 38-10. wow. dylan, how about a check on the weather. >> moving right along. let's talk about stormy weather back through the midwest and
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and st. louis last night. heavy rain moving in indiana and western kentucky and columbus, ohio. it clears out nicely behind it. the plains and upper midwest enjoying a nice day today. we will see the storms move east. it takes all day. we are not looking at severe storms. we could see large hail through west texas. we could see golf ball-sized hail. on sunday, t it was first looking to be much-needed rain to help with the drought conditions up and down the east coast. now isolated storms could produce heavy downpours. we are not looking for a total washout today. on sunday, we are looking at 1 inch or some of rain. >> reporter: saturday off to a cool and beautiful start.
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clouds are streaming, high, thin clouds to filter the sun from time to time so the sky not be as clear and blue today as yesterday. otherwise, almost as pleasant in the mid 70s. very comfortable temperature wise. and much warmer tonight. clouds take over tonight. might notice a s and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank let's get back to the stunt we showed you at the top of the show. daredevil eddie braun attempting to do something his idol evel knievel could not do years ago. jump snake river canyon in a rocket. steve paterson with more.
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per hour. and more than 40 years in the making. >> amazing. >> i liked it. >> reporter: this morning, eddie braun celebrated. he has done something no one has done before. jump snake river canyon in a steam power rocket. >> no one has done this. >> reporter: back in 1974, evel knievel hopped in his rocket his most tight stunts. his attempt failed and he was sent into the canyon. >> the only other guy to try it is my hero evel knievel. he wasn't successful. >> reporter: the stunt man says meeting evel knievel as a boy in the '70s changed his life
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get to this point. a lot of sweat and tears and anxiety. >> reporter: in an effort to succeed, braun spent close to $1.6 million of his own money to secure the jump. >> we are all here for the coolness of it. it's a rocket. it's evel knievel. >> reporter: all adding up to a moment that will live forever. steve pa >> if you paid me $1 million, would i do it? >> you would. >> would you? >> i don't know. >> you have the parchute. >> you would do it for $1 million? >> there is something that can go wrong even with a parachute. i guess we see where people's priorities are. we will look back at some of the more talked about stories when we come back and including when what happened when miss
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subway. and also, our favorite "friends" reunited again, but how much do they remember about their own show? we are back in a moment, but
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still to come on saturday morning, emmy awards will julia louis-dreyfus repeat as a winner? and how to makeover your
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>> reporter: it is 7:26 it is a good morning when you wake up to sun like this. rob has the rest of the forecast. >> reporter: some spots 40. 44 in orange.
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cloud or two. a mostly sunny day. spotty showers tomorrow. better chance of rain on monday. >> reporter: today's top stories heart breaking a teen killed when hit by a rail train. the teen was trespassing on the electronics at the west newton train station when he was hit by a wister line train. police don't suspect foul play it is a common place where they see people cutting across. >> a woman her dog. man came up from behind her and kicked her. she lost consciousness the woman was taken to a hospital. the alleged suspect is not identified. a federal judge rejecting a motion on how much taxpayer money has been spent. the release of the defense costs will not be made until the appeal is decide. convicted and sentenced to death
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marathon bombings. we are back in 25 minutes with another news and weather update. we will see you i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. i know more about isis then the generals do. john mccain, a war hero. he's not a war hero, he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured ok. donald trump compared his sacrifices to the sacrifices of two parents who lost their son in war. how would you answer that father? what sacrifice have you made for your country? i think i've made a lot of sacrifices, i've had tremendous success, i think...
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good morning. we're back on this saturday morning, september 17th, 2016. look at that. a great crowd enjoying a cooler morning here in new york. a sure signal fall is coming. here is what is making headlines today. 24ou controversy reignited, donald trump is coming under fire again. this time for comments last night calling on hillary clinton's security guards to disarm. trump went on to say, quote, then let's see what happens. the clinton team firing back. quote, this kind of talk should be on out of bounds for a presidential candidate. the zika zone in miami beach is expanding.
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4.5 square miles. meanwhile, aerial spraying is happening there. officials have seen a decrease in the number of mosquitoes in traps since the spring. and fans and players ran for cover during friday night baseball games with the san diego padres and colorado rockies. this was the scene in denver. hail falling pretty hard. officials calling for delay which lasted 38 minutes while the hail fell. the rockies went now to the recap of the weeks biggest headlines. >> hillary clinton took time off from the campaign trail after pneumonia. samsung still dealing with a massive recall. and ryan lochte had a scare on "dancing with the stars." some of the stories in our weekly download. >> it is great to be back on the campaign trail. >> hillary clinton returning to the public eye thursday. her first time since the health
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pneumonia diagnosis after the near collapse on sunday. now appearing fine. no coughing spells during per 23-minute speech. >> wednesday, the clinton campaign released documents to support the 68-year-old's good health. >> clinton's physician including immediate is sin for thyroid and blood thinner. her doctor concluding clinton remains healthy and fit to serve states. >> her opponent donald trump talked about his health with dr. oz. >> choosing to share certain medical information with dr. oz. blood work, normal. his diet? trump like fast food because he knows what's in it. adding as for exercise, that apparently comes on the campaign trail when trump moves his arms during speeches. a massive recall for samsung.
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immediate official recall for galaxy note 7 phones. >> the phone blamed for dozens of firings and destroying a garage in florida. >> they present a serious risk of fire. especially if that phone ends up near something combustible. you could have death or serious injury. more trouble for ryan lochte. this time during his first appearance on "dancing with the stars." two protesters angry with his behavior in rio,to taken down on the dance floor in front of a stunned audience. another man is whisked away by studio security. cell phone video taken by lochte's friend eddie moses shows another angle.
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out my heart. jimmy fallon just may have had the best joke of the campaign. >> can i mess your hair up? >> go ahead. >> yes! donald trump, everybody. >> and finally after pregnant actress olivia wilde shamed passengers in new york for not offering her a seat. >> we will find out if people know how to behave around a pregnant woman. >> good question. see how it plays out. >> still takes five minutes for someone to offer up a seat. >> oh, that would be great. >> on our second ride, a man stands up within seconds. >> that's fine. thank you. >> i just wanted to say you have perfect manners. >> thank you. >> you're a good man. >> he's like, i did it.
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i don't need somebody to get up for me. i don't need to go to the front of the line. i can walk. i'm totally capable of everything. it is really nice when someone does. there have been times i stayed on a train and get off the next stop. i stay on the train because someone gave up their seat. it is funny. >> i wonder what would have happened if we conducted that in other cities. i don't know. this is not a knock on new yorkers, but i would think down south in south carolina, someone would have gotten up. >> immediately? >> i think people are nicer than they give credit for. >> you get a seat each time? >> i was trying to cut lines for a taxi. everyone said sure. >> so you don't have to stand? >> i said my feet really hurt. >> when you are on a flight. they turn the lights on and you can't get up. there was a time i was like, you
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attendant please let her go. >> she's pregnant. >> the bathroom is an exception. let's talk about the weather here. it would appear as if winter is coming. you like that? >> winter's a bit much. >> working in "game of thrones." >> sorry. winter is eventually coming. that is for sure. we will see warmer temperatures over the next couple days. moving into the plain states. then into the northeast. so its st. louis, 81. nashville, 85. syracuse, ten degrees above average for this time of year. minneapolis up to 82. that is 12 above average. philadelphia will be close to 90 degrees by sunday. as we go into next week, look at this. nashville into the 90s. philadelphia close to 90 by tuesday. jackson, mississippi, in the low 90s.
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in the northeast, especially. this morning, we lost the humidity. we are waiting for the cold front. this is bringing storms to the midwest and great lakes today. some severe storms across west texas. that will make for rain up and down the east coast. >> reporter: saturday off to a cool and beautiful start. skies are not crystal clear. clouds are streaming, high, thin clouds to filter the sun from time to time s as clear and blue today as yesterday. otherwise, almost as pleasant in the mid 70s. very comfortable temperature wise. and much warmer tonight. clouds take over tonight. might notice a spotty shower and and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. she just hopped into that chair. just ahead, are you showering
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this morning's "today's take away" is a new season. we want you to fall in love with your home. we have tips to spruce up your home without spending a lot money. we got this idea because i moved last month and i had to squeeze all three of my kids into one room. welcome to new york city. we linked up with a designer and entertaining designer. this man worked a miracle. he will share. good morning to you. >> good morning. thank you. what a great intro. >> you know you changed my life. i'm a hot mess. we will try to squeeze the most we can.
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washing machine and put it right back. >> it is amazing. let's talk about personalizing your space. >> the pillows and laundry. the monogram. >> my daughter still has not gotten under the covers. she is so excited. she stares at her name at night. it makes a difference. >> she is adorable. it is great for dorms to work as identifiers. the tape we did on the bunk you take the basics to bold. take the frame and jazz it up. we added it to the lamp. it adds an interesting design. >> dylan and craig, you call this? >> washi tape. it is fun to get the kids involved and craft it up. >> and look at this. you can get a cheaper frame and look at that. >> that's nice. >> just tape. >> we did that to my bunk beds. i was going to get rid of the
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new beds. you did this craft with me before we run out of time. this is a nice way of getting art without a lot of money. >> construction paper and cy scissors. write your wishes for your children on a frame. it is really great for baby showers too. at a party to have everyone write in a cloud. you can frame it in the room. keepsake. personal and soft. that is what design is about. >> look at this, dylan and my wishes for the kids. we put it in a frame. we put it up in their room. as opposed to spending a billion bucks on a piece of art. >> can we go over here? >> let's dive in. >> how cool is that room? thank you. >> in bed with sheinelle. >> you can find all of the ideas on
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we are back on a saturday morning. in honor of the emmy awards tomorrow, our producers want to put our knowledge to the test. today's game real or fake. the name of description and we have to see if the show is real or fake. first show, amish mafia. an amish settlement. real or fake. >> i want that to be a real show. >> it is real because my husband is obsessed with the show. >> it is real. >> the second show.
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>> anchor: good morning. just about 8:00. i'm kris anderson. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. coming up, a devastating tragedy on the tracks. a teen killed after being hit by a commuter rail. >> kris: a woburn child left
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answers. >> nancy: donald trump with some choice words for hillary clinton. the comments he made in miami that is raising some alarm. >> kris: we are talking baseball this morning. red sox hold on to their two-game lead over the yankees. hanley ramirez bringing it home at fenway. boy, his bat has been red-hot. >> nancy: a journalism scholarship at emerson
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>> kris: a teenager killed by a commuter train in west newton. what witnesses say about the area where this crash happened. >> nancy: residents in easton on edge. a woman says she was knocked unconscious while walking her dog. >> kris: officers in boston are fighting crime by walking for peace. the city's police chief opening up about what he is doing to help bring people in
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>> nancy: a one of a kind pilot program aimed at helping people with disabilities. why uber and lyft are partnering with the m.b.t.a. >> this is 7 news today in new england. >> kris: good morning to you. i'm kris anderson. >> nancy: i'm nancy chen. we have those stories and more straight ahead on today in new england. first, it is saturday. we have made it to the weekend. a gorgeous start to the day. little cool out there. we have a wonderful day ahead. >> reporter: as low as 40 i still a little bit chilly. much below normal this time of year. 58 currently in boston. 49 in orange. radar is clear. you saw a decent amount of sunshine in the picture. satellite imagery showing there are occasional clouds crossing our skies. mainly high thin clouds. enough to filter sunshine a little bit today in other words, the sky won't be quite as crystal clear blue as it was yesterday. still just as pleasant. in fact, temperatures in the mid-70's. very, very comfortable for
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as cool. not going to see 40's tonight. some of us might dip into the upper 50's. boston area, more like 64 tonight. again, quite a bit warmer than the last few nights. clouds take over by tomorrow. might notice a spotty shower. maybe a thunderstorm afternoon tomorrow afternoon. better chance of rain on monday. we will talk about that coming up in a few minutes. >> nancy: a teenager is dead. this teen was trespassing on the tracks last night at the west newton station when he train. now, police do not suspect foul play. witnesses say there is a hole in the nearby fence so it is common to see people cutting across those tracks. >> kris: police are on the hunt for a man who they believe is behind an alarming ambush. investigators say a woman was out walking her dog when she says this man attacked her. >> nancy: how that woman was able to get away. >> reporter: neighbors who


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