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overdose, while the woman's 4-year-old grandson sits helpless in the back seat. officers in east liverpool, ohio, want the photos to be a wake-up call. >> when you see that, the shock factor, you get that lump in the throat. it's sad, especially when you have children of your own. >> reporter: james accord and rhonda pacic have been arrested. the child taken i >> when you see something like that, you put a face to it. it's just an addiction. it's terrible. >> reporter: all across ohio, heroin overdoses are spiking. over the past two days in cincinnati alone, 76 overdoses. every month, 92 on average, double the rate from last year. nan francs has been an addiction specialist for four years. why ohio? >> we have a long
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kind of pill mill industry was very big in southeastern ohio. >> reporter: addicts are increasingly ending up on this doctor's autopsy tables. heroin now being laced with deadly synthetics. >> it's very concern that people are pushing the envelope to the next high, the biggest high, the maximum high. >> reporter: and as these photos show, children are living dictation too. tonight, there are calls for ohio's governor to declare a public health emergency and quadruple the number of treatment options. right now those seeking help are often put on wait lists, lester. >> blake mccoy, thank you, blake. to presidential politics now, hillary clinton meeting with her national security advisers today, launching an effort to redefine her image to voters. donald trump on the defensive over his continued embrace of vladimir putin, this time on russian-owned tv. we've got it all covered starting with
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>> reporter: tonight hillary clinton trying to act presidential. a photo op with national security experts on what she calls her top priority, defeating isis. republicans like george bush's homeland security secretary michael chertoff. by videoconference, former cia director david petraeus. >> when it comes to questions of war, peace, and the safety of our country, we can't let party affiliation stand between us. >> reporter: a deliberate contrast to donald trump. tightening, a new ad portraying clinton as a problem-solver. >> it takes democrats and republicans working together. >> reporter: and another attempt to reintroduce the softer side of clinton. trying to fix a problem first identity in this white house memo when her husband was president, advising the first lady, you can show more flashes of humor and reveal more about yourself. now decades later, clinton posting about being heckled by male students when taking her law school aptitude test at
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perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional, but i had to learn as a young woman to control my emotions. plus last night a speech on faith. >> i've made my share of mistakes. i don't know anyone who hasn't. >> her next challenge, i think, is to connect with voters. it's to let them see her and come to feel that she's a likeable person. >> reporter: a two-pronged strategy. a kinder, gentler hillary clinton, and, and the campaign commander in chief. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >> reporter: i'm hallie jackson in washington. today donald trump tried to turn out evan evangelicals. >> he's been a leader far more than our president. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton pouncing. >> it's not a serious presidential campaign. >> reporter: even some republicans skeptical. >> my hope is that he'll change his opinion in his views,
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trump's campaign manager insisting what sounds like praise for putin, wasn't. >> not so much praising him as saying he'll work with people. >> reporter: the gop giving him cover. you think he's a better leader for russians than president obama is for americans? does that not give you cause for concern? >> it's still russia, i don't deny at raising more eyebrows, appearing on russian tv. the candidate thought that interview was for larry king's podcast, his campaign says, not the kremlin-backed network. through it all, trump is keeping it close in new polls out of florida and ohio. >> for most voters, this is not something that's going to rise to keeping them up at night. >> reporter: still polling on putin shows fewer than one in ten americans view him favorably, perhaps putting trump at odds
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hallie jackson, nbc news, washington. still ahead, tonight the infamous murder mystery that's baffled the country for two decades now, the killing of jonbenet ramsey. newly revealed
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with a nbc news exclusive about one of the country's most infamous murder mysteries. the death of jonbenet ramsey inside her parents' home in boulder, colorado, the day after christmas 1996. now 20 years later we're hearing from the 911 operator who answered the call about what she says she heard when patsy ramsey thought she hung up the phone. here is nbc's josh mankiewicz. >> reporter: just hours after the 911 call, jonbenet was found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family's home. kimberly was the 911 operator who answered patsy ramsey's call on december 26th, 1996. this is the first time she's speaking on camera about the end of the call. >> you could hear the
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cradle. you could hear it didn't hang up. >> patsy? >> reporter: she could still hear patsy ramsey talking but not to her. >> there's three different voices. >> reporter: the ram cies ramseys were home with their son burke. boulder pd detectives suspected the ramseys were lying about when questioned by investigators, burke admitted to being awake but said he never went downstairs. >> i was afraid. >> reporter: a grand jury heard all of this and in 1999 recommended indictments for child abuse resulting in death and accessory to first degree murder, and named both parents. >> it literally took everything that i had to keep that a secret. >> reporter: jane harmer was one of the
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this is her first tv interview. >> the grand jurors heard the evidence and came up with that conclusion. and i would agree with their conclusion. >> reporter: but the da at the time decided not to file charges, believing there was not enough evidence to go to trial. the ramseys have always maintained their innocence and said that dna from the crime scene proved an intruder killed their daughter. patsy ramsey died in 2006. two years later, the new da, mary lacey, wrote a letter exonerating john and patsy ramsey. the question of who killed jonbenet is still unanswered. >> we'll have more on a special hour of "dateline: who killed jonbenet," tonight, 9:00, 8:00 central here on nbc. when we come back, a shocking moment caught by a gas
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back now with high anxiety in the french alps as choppers race to rescue passengers including americans trapped at 12,000 feet in cable cars. strong wind reportedly crippled the system. the majority of people were rescued yesterday. 30 had to wait overnight for help. caught on camera, a shocking crash connecticut gas station. an suv rams through the door and takes the clerk out. the clerk was reportedly seriously injured but is expected to recover. the driver is said to
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a live look this evening at the 9/11 memorial reflecting pools in lower manhattan. this sunday will mark 15 years since the twin towers which once stood on that site along with the pentagon and the pennsylvania countryside were struck by hijacked
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2,996 people died in the attacks. now looking back we can reflect on how much our country has been reshaped by the events of that horrible day. it's a question we still ask. where are you that day? javier was 13 and at home in new york when america was attacked. >> it made me feel afraid to go out. army, he's about to deploy to afghanistan, 15 years after the war on terror began. >> it's a little nerve-wracking. but i'm confident it's going to be a good experience for me. i can go there and help out with the mission. >> the continuing u.s. mission in afghanistan is just one of the lingering reminders of september 11th. >> that day changed all of us. it changed america. and it changed the
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of staff for president george w. bush at the time and was the one who whispered 11 words which would change the course of history. >> and i leaned over and whispered in his here, "a second plane hit the second tower. america is under attack." >> president bush, after brief stops in louisiana and nebraska, returned to washington that evening. what was it like when you got back to the white house that night? >> the fog of war was still real. there was a high degree of concer attacks coming. he would do what the primary job of the president is to do, to protect us. >> the white house tapped pennsylvania governor tom ridge to fundamentally reimagine the nation's security. did you have any sense what that would entail? >> candidly, there was no blueprint, no architecture, no design. >> agencies like the coast guard were realigned. others were born, like the tsa. the department of homeland security was
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americans came to learn the color coded terror alert system. phrases like "see something, say something" became part of our vernacular. >> i think 9/11 elevated the role and responsibility of literally hundreds of thousands of americans who go to work every day in the government. their job prior to 9/11 was to keep us safe, but there was a new level of alert and commitment in a fighter jets patrolling our skies, long airport security lines, pat-downs to enter stadiums. today osama bin laden is dead. and we speak of the isis threat, not al qaeda. and americans like javier are still deploying to afghanistan. >> my biggest motivation is my wife and my family. i do this for them, to
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so much for me to be here now. >> yes, we still talk about where we were that september day. we also ask, are we safer? you were there at the beginning. 15 years later you look around you. do you feel like we all are still living the lessons of 9/11 or have moved past it? >> i would like to think we have convinced ourselves that we are as resilient as advertised. we're not going to sacrifice our liberties, not sacrifice our privacy because we're afraid. what the terrorists have any understood and will never understand is america is not going to surrender their freedom because we just don't live in fear. >> 15 years. it's been a long time but the pain still as fresh as the day it happened. that will do it on friday night. i'm lester hold. for all of us on "nbc nightly news," thanks for watching and good
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>> announcer: these statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. >> hi. and thanks for watching. i'm michael alden. folks, if you're one of the millions of americans suffering with arthritis, osteoarthritis, if you're suffering from joint pain, knee pain, foot pain, back pain, or if you know someone w is, you're not going to want to miss this next half an hour. my guest today is one of the nation's foremost sought-after health and wellness experts, and he's here today to introduce to us a revolutionary all-natural product that is helping thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people eliminate pain. please help me welcome mr. jim shriner. jim. >> hey, mike. it's a pleasure to be here. >> thanks for being my guest. you know, jim, for those of our viewers that don't know you, why don't you just tell us a little bit about how you got involved in the world of health and nutrition.
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story, if i have to say so myself. at about 16 years old, i was actually paralyzed by a tumor in my third vertebra. they rushed me up to riley children's hospital up in indianapolis, indiana. specialists told me that i'd probably never walk again. i spent quite a few years laid up in the hospital. it was a miraculous recovery. a surgeon came in from germany. they removed my third vertebra and literally built me a new vertebra using my pelvis -- used one-inch squares and built me a new vertebra. well, mike, i was in the hospital at 16, and after the surgery, they put me in a to toe, and when i left the hospital, i weighed 105 pounds. now, a lot of people hear that story -- and i'm very proud of being able to recover from that. but that was just the first step in my life into the health industry. as i was going through rehabilitation for my back, my father went into the hospital for his first open-heart surgery at the age of 43. so, mike, that really scared me to death. so i decided right then to take
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our family history, and try to understand what was going on. i mean, both my parents had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease. you know, i had back problems. you name it, we had it. so if hereditary was a part of the issue, i needed to make sure that i was doing everything that i could to rebuild my body and take care of this body that god gave us. i went back to college, studied exercise and nutrition, sports medicine. i rebuilt my body, and through that exercise and nutrition program, mike, i built my body california and became one of the 16 original "american gladiator" contenders. so i'm living proof that you can overcome adversity. but, mike, early on in my career, i got to noticing some things. had back problems. i always suffered with back problems. well, i'll be honest with you. growing -- you know, being a gladiator, going through college, i abused my body. >> yeah, i've seen that show. you probably took some abuse in that. >> i got beat up pretty good,
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got beat up pretty good. i got a -- i tore a left rotator cuff. i tore my right knee cartilage. i twisted my ankles. i had concussions. plus, remember, i had back surgery, so -- >> right. right. at 16. >> at 16, so i had always struggled with back pain. now, you talk about god in a life. i don't believe in coincidence. i believe god plans everything. i was actually up in boston during a production, and i was telling one of the cameramen about this story i'm just telling you. i said, "man, my rotator's hurt, and my--" you ow 40 years old, and if i don't figure out how to get rid of some of this pain, i'm not sure what's gonna happen." >> okay. >> and being in the industry, mike, i've tried all the products. so trust me -- nothing worked. well, while i was telling this story, a woman comes to me, and she says, "here, try this." >> this is the product we're talking about. >> this is the product we're talking about, the formula we're talking about, and i said, "well, what's this?" and she started to go over the ingredient, and i stopped her, and i said, "ma'am, you know, i've been doing this for 25 years, and i've seen the best of
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nothing worked." >> right. >> she said, "try this." and i said, "i just told you nothing worked." she said, "i'm telling you, try this. it will work." and i said, "what have i got to lose?" she gave it to me for free. mike, i'm not exaggerating. i went home -- the first couple of weeks, didn't notice anything. about the third or fourth week, i thought i started to notice something. maybe i was feeling a little better. about the fifth week -- and a lot of people don't realize this, but about the fifth week, my wife said, "jim, did you notice that you did not get up in the middle of the night last night? it had never dawned on me that my pain -- my shoulder pain and my knee pain and my back pain -- was keeping me from sleeping. so the next thing you know, five weeks into it, i got up and i said, "wow. i don't have any pain." mike, i'm telling you, i've been taking this product now for almost five years, and at nearly 50 years old, i do not have a pain or an ache in my body -- nothing. >> you had mentioned to me yesterday when we were talking
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that are on the market, some of these drugs that can cause some severe side effects. in fact, we were talking -- you were telling me that these labels say "may cause death." >> all right. have you ever listened -- and i encourage someone watching the program right now -- before you take a pharmaceutical drug, i'm gonna ask you to do one very simple thing. tune in to your evening news tonight. tune in the news and listen to the drug ads, listen to the disclaimers, and if you don't laugh at the end of one of those disclas, you're on the wrong planet. because my wife and i listen to the disclaimers, and sometimes i'm thinking i'm getting punked. >> right. >> i mean i'm listening, and it causes diarrhea, headaches, blindness, and if you don't -- hard of hearing, and if you go blind, it may not come back. and at the very end, "and in severe cases, may cause death." well, mike, i'm not sure about you but, that's a pretty harmful side effect. >> well, some of these products, and depending on who you read and what report you read, have killed anywhere -- upwards of between 50,000 and 100,000 people, not because they had
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other disease -- because they were just in pain. these people -- they wanted to get out of pain, and they died. >> let me give you -- exactly. let me give you a perfect example. the drug you're talking about -- my sister-in-law is a pharmaceutical rep, and i was blessed because i was trying to do everything that i could to not only get out of pain, but i still do a lot of training. and every person that i train is living in pain. as we get older, everybody has knee pain, joint pain, back pain. i don't care what it is, everybody that i talk to has pain. and my sister-in-law was a rep nsaids, one of these pharmaceutical drugs. she happened to have called us about a month before they pulled them from the market, and i had really seriously thought about taking these nsaids because i was in serious pain. nothing was working. and i know that there's people out there watching right now that have tried everything. nothing was working. >> right. >> and mary says, "jim, don't take it. they're about to pull it off the market because that product has been proven to kill thousands and cause hundreds of millions of people very severe
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effects, including death." mike, these drugs are chemicals. they're manufactured from chemicals. let me give you a good example, and that's why we're going to be here today. i have a really good friend of mine, and his wife is a -- i'd say a part-time triathlete. she's a stay-at-home mom, 47 years old, has got three kids, but she loves triathlons. i was actually at a birthday -- or a christmas party, and we were just talking, and she comes up to me, and she overheard us talking about vioxx. and she said, "boy, i hated when because that stuff really worked." and i said, "robin, did you listen to the disclaimer?" she says, "jim, i don't care if it does cause death. it worked." and i said, "robin, i want you to think about something. what if -- what if i could give you an all-natural joint-relief product that worked just as good, maybe even better than the pharmaceutical drug?" >> and it won't cause death. >> "and it won't cause death. i guarantee it." >> without a possibility of causing death. >> all natural. and she said, "jim, i've tried

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