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republican nominee who attacks america's generals and heaps praise on russia's president? >> reporter: the e-mail still giving her the biggest problems. colin powell. although clinton told the fbi she did not take powell's advice. her behavior an issue for this veteran last night. >> had i communicated this information not following prescribed protocols, have been prosecuted and imprisoned. >> i communicated about classified material on a wholly separate system. i took it very seriously. >> reporter: clinton also explaining her promise last night never to deploy ground troops to iraq or syria meant large forces not the troops already there. tomorrow she meets with bipartisan experts on defeating isis. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. among those closely watching our forum last night, a panel of voters nbc news has pulled
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battleground state of ohio. we're following them from now until election day as they decide how to cast their votes. they're comprised of various ages and political affiliations. and we invited them to watch together along with nbc's katy tur and kristen welker. and many were unimpressed with the candidates' answers. now for the first part in our new series "we the people, battleground ohio." >> who thought donald trump looked like a commander in chief tonight? just one. o like a commander in chief tonight? so still a lot of undecideds. >> we're not putting ground troops into iraq ever again. >> that seems to be her response militarily, tactically, strategically. >> i've number the military and i can't see her to make a blanket statement. >> isis cannot be beat without ground troops. look how many years we've been fighting them now. >> and the battle against isis, do you think that hillary clinton is better
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knowledgeable about the region and his approach of saying, well, i do have my ideas but i can't tell anybody or i'm going to have generals come up in 30 days with a suggestion is not presidential at all. >> do you think that you can trust him to listen to the generals when they disagree with him? >> i think i can. i believe that he's demonstrated that with his own company. he knows thou identify good people and put them in the right places. >> what did you make of donald trump's comments, his tweets? sexual assaults in the military. only 238 convictions. what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together? >> i grew up military. before anybody throws a rock at me, no, i don't think all women are fit for all jobs within the military. is a sexual assault right on any level? absolutely not. >> what was your reaction? >> i thought it was disgusting. >> they're going to enter into a
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different between a relationship and sexual assault. >> did you hear anything tonight that made you less concerned about secretary clinton's use of a private e-mail server? >> no. it's hard to trust her on the e-mail issue after she's changed her story so many times. >> one word to describe donald trump? and one word to describe hillary clinton? >> donald trump unorthodox. hillary clinton, staged? >> donald trump, incorrigible. hillary clinton, questionable. >> donald trump, difficult. hillary clinton, better. >> i'm extremely worrieded about the future of this country and very disappointed that out of 330 million people these are our two leading candidates. >> a sampling of ohio voters weighing in tonight. now to the moment
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so many stunned including the hosts thepss. governor gary johnson, the libertarian candidate for president who is hoping to be an alternative for voters unsatisfied by clinton and trump was asked a question about a major humanitarian crisis that has dominated news headlines for years now. it was johnson's response that caught everyone off guard. here's nbc's peter alexander. >> governor, good to have you with us. >> reporter: before this moment on msnbc today, the question most people were gary johnson. >> what would you do if you were elected about aleppo? >> about? >> aleppo. >> and what is aleppo? >> you're kidding. >> no. >> reporter: a stunning political stumble for the former new mexico governor and libertarian party presidential nominee. the video immediately going viral with the hashtag what is aleppo. on twitter, dear gary johnson, this is aleppo. another comparing his
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titanic. adding i'm human, i blanked. it happens. appearing soon after on "the view." >> no excuse. i was thinking in terms of acronym, aleppo. >> i think it's a disquaffing statement. >> fair enough. >> his flub couldn't come at a worse time. he needs 15% support to squeeze on to the debate stage. right now polls have him just below 10. yesterday mitt romney pushed for him. and mitch daniels gave johnson >> is a moment like this in effect disqualifying? >> if we were to guess qualify candidates for one comment it would be a small debate. >> at least now everybody knows johnson's name. peter alexander, new york. overseas tonight, a dramatic rescue mission under way in the french alps. as many as 45 people trapped in cable cars stuck and left hanging 10,000 feet over the mont blanc glaciers in the chamonix region in france.
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before dozens were rescued in helicopters before operations were halted for the night. emergency workers are spending the night with blankets, warm clothing and food. still ahead tonight a shocking crime caught on camera. an elderly man shot while watering his lawn. the suspect still at large. new pressure on chicago's mayor to stop the epidemic of violence gripping his city. also the smithsonian's much
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back now with a manhunt in a brazen shooting caught on camera. police are searching for two suspects after a 71-year-old man was shot and injured watering his lawn on chicago's southwest side. in a city that's already had over 500 murders this year, this latest incident turns up the heat on city hall to do more to stop the violence. nbc's kevin tibbles with more. >> 7100 south male just got shot, bleeding. >> reporter: chicago police dispatch relays news of yet another shooting. >> people are taking him to a hospital in a white pickup truck. >> reporter: security video shows a 71-year-old man robbed while watering his lawn by two suspects riding bicycles. there's a struggle. >> she was saying that the guy was wrestling with him. he shot him, took his wallet. then he went northbound on california and east on 70s street.
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the suspects still at large. >> i did 20 years in the military. more people get killed in the city of chicago than they do in a combat zone. >> reporter: close to 3,000 people were shot in chicago. that's almost as many as were shot in all of last year. as shooting statistics rise, approval ratings for chicago mayor rahm emanuel plummet. recent polling showed him with just a 25% approval rating. >> they don't trust him, i think, because he hasn't been because he's been slow to deliver information. >> reporter: the mayor refused to take questions on chicago violence today. he has called for tougher gun sentencing laws. >> i'm going to be really clear. more cops on the streets. kids, guns and gangs off the street. >> reporter: despite the violence chicago has not increased the size of its police force. although officers are working substantial overtime. emanuel has promised a comprehensive plan on
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of 12 people are being shot here every day. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. back in a moment with swimmer ryan
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as we fall out tonight for ryan lochte after he admitted to exaggerating a story about being robbed at gunpoint at a rio gas station. lochte has now been suspended for competitive swimming for ten months and medal bonus, some $100,000. the three other team usa swimmers with him were each suspended four months. lochte has admitted he vandalized a sign at the gas station. brazilian authorities say he was confronted by security guards, not criminals. a major milestone for a science fiction saga has lived long and prospered. "star trek," the original series, premiered on this very network, 50 years ago tonight. gene rodinberry's creation has been
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other tv series, 13 movies and generations of devoted trekkies. a long lost symbol of hope in the wake of the 9/11 attacks is now back where it belongs. the famous american flag raised in the aftermath at ground zero was unveiled at its new home today, the 9/11 museum here in new york. as we reported last night, the flag was mysteriously lost for years but turned up in washington state in 2014. when we come back, it doesn't open for
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finally tonight, anticipation is growing in advance of the opening later this month of the long-awaited smithsonian national museum of african-american history and culture. it has been a dream of generations, but for so long political and financial challenges, even the lack of a collection, stood in its way. i toured the museum this week with the man who has spent the last 11 years trying to make it into a reality. the african-american story is the american story, yet as the planners of this long-desired museum
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i think a lot of people wonder to themselves, what took so long. >> i think part of it was that, candidly n order to tell this story, we had to be comfortable looking at america and all its faults. i'm not always sure americans are ready for that. >> reporter: the starting point of this journey is slavery, from the iron shackles that bound captives during the long ocean crossings, to a slave cabin from south carolina. a guiding principle at the museum of african-american history and culture tell the unvarnished truth. >> we're standing in front of a statue of thomas jefferson. behind jefferson are bricks that represent the 600 people that he owned during his life. >> reporter: so i see names. those are the names of slaves that jefferson owned? >> what we wanted to do in this museum is humanize people. >> reporter: the sprawling museum began construction 4 1/2 years ago costing $500 million. it tells an uneven story from segregation and the turbulent
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1968 was so transformative in terms of the black power movement, the assassination of martin luther king, resurrection city, the fight against vietnam. >> reporter: to the first african-american president, to today's racial tensions over police use of force. >> this is not a linear march to progress. what we wanted to do was to say the struggle to help america be america will continue as long as there is an america. >> reporter: the incredible african-american music and culture is seen throughout the museum. muhammad ali's head gear from the fifth street gym. chuck berry's cadillac. look at that. >> this is the mothership from george clinton that was really important to many people. i think i got more questions about this than anything else. >> reporter: one piece of the tv exhibit posed a particular challenge to the curators. how to recognize bill cosby. >> it was important to recognize that the
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wanted to do. >> reporter: you included that down here in the last sentence. >> that his career has been severely damaged and this has damaged his reputation. >> reporter: this museum offered a prominent vantage point along the washington mall. >> we'll tell the fact that there were slave pens not too far from here. >> reporter: but the view of an often untold american story that curators hope will open eyes. >> if you're interested in american notions of optimism or this is the place to look. >> reporter: the museum opens its doors september 24th. that will do it for us on this thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
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>> we now bring what would ronald reagan say. even i was shocked by this. he doesn't even respect all americans. how can he serve all americans? >> hillary clinton created a lot of the problems for yea i reckless foreign invasions that have been hallmark of trigger-happy hillary and her failed career. it has been a disaster. >> the insults fly as they wrap up the rhetoric leading to the first debate showdown. >> breaking overnight, they play the first nuclear test that has stocks on edge. >>a i daring rescue and dozens
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in france. >> thousands open millions of unauthorized accounts. >> plus serena williams upset at the open. this guy just surpassed bill gates as the world's richest man and the nfl season kicks off here. early today starts now. >> happy friday to you. >> breaking at this hour, korea claims it successfully carried out the fifth nuclear weapons test hours after they reported an artificial tremor emanating from the nuclear test site. monitors confirmed a 5.3 seismic event indicating it could be the regime's biggest test yet if confirmed to be true. officials are scrambling to a security meeting and the white
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in the east that provocations for north korea will be met with serious consequences. tracking this for us, what has been the fallout from this nuclear test? >> good morning. the diplomatic fallout has been huge already this morning. concerns as well as condemn nation from the world community of russia and china. that is significant because the chinese are the only major allies. they are issuing a stant calling for north korea to stop behavior that worsens the situation. the timing of this test has yet to be timing is significant because it takes place on the founding of the state, an opportunity to do a big show of force. more significantly it's as president obama leaves the region. just a day ago he set up a
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reduce the threat as he found out about the test on board air force one. there would be serious consequences for that country. a lot of concern over the test. a lot of reason to be worried. >> in london for us this morning. also new, a massive rescue mission over the french alps has been deemed a success. they were brought safely to the ground. the visitors spent a cold night over super's highest peak. it borders france and italy, one of the most climbed and deadliest people in the world. 65 people were rescued after cables became tangled in high winds. the rescue had to be suspended however because of rough flight conditions. the teams teamed up for the rescue operations and the
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towns at the foot of the mountain. >> the countdown to the first debate showdown is 17 days away and they are in full attack mode. >> what are would ronald reagan say about a nominee who attacks american generals and praised russia's president? >> i was shocked about this and i didn't know much could shock me anymore. >> hillary clinton created a lot of the problems and now she is saying how she is going to take us out. she doesn't have a clue. not a little clue. >> she temperamentally unfit and unqualified to be commander in chief. >> i have been a critic of this reckless foreign invasions and let's face it, interventions. that's what they are. they have been a hallmark of trigger-happy hillary. and her failed career.
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clinton will convene a session with security leaders including david petraeus. the first of several effects. she will release an ad focussing on middle ground solutions. we are now seeing something new from clinton as she pushes her personal story out to voters. here she was spoking of her own tables on trump. >> we are facing a candidate with a long history of racial discrimination in his business. [ applause ] who traffics in toxic conspiracy theories that the lie is president obama is not a true american.
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americans, how can he serve all americans? >> that's all of the theories. the personal post written by clinton on an online blog. >> trump is trying to shore up his own misgivings, beefing up policy proposals, pushing forward an education plan, but not before defending the plan he a posed the war in iraq from the start. a claim he repeatedly >> dioppose going in despite the media saying no, yes, no. i was opposed to the war from the beginning. long after my interview with howard stern. i was quoted as saying the war is a mess, and yet more evidence that i opposed the war from the start. i said the war is a mess. it's on television somewhere. >> trump is getting more
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putin after he sat down for an interview and bashed officials on russian state tv. the tactics on the trail seem to be gaping team in the swing states with a series of polls show him beating clinton by a point in ohio and a dead heat in florida and north carolina. clinton holes a working session before fund-raising streisand. she takes tim kaine and elizabeth warren headlining rallies. trump speaks to the voters before holding a rally in florida. both will take sunday off in observance of 9/11. >> shares of wells fargo was hit with a staggering $15 million in fines. wells fargo admitting for years they sign side up customers for


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