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uncertainty in this race, and i think donald trump is suddenly feelings his otss a little bit. the question will be, how does he handle this moment where for the first time people are going to judge him more as a potential president. i think for the last few months, perhaps for the last year, no one's believed he could get as close as he's gotten. now that he's here, the conversation could change in front of a lot of people at their kitchen tables. all it does, it raises the stakes for the more. because now you have a clinton campaign who so desperately can't wait for that debate. they need desperately to reset this race. as it's going right now, it's not going well for her. >> chuck todd, thank you. much more on the race for president this sunday on "meet the press." among chuck's guests, democratic vice presidential candidate tim kaine. the stage is now set for the first presidential debate and only donald trump and hillary clinton will be on it.
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ruled today that gary johnson and jill stein don't have enough support in the polls to be included at the first debate which will be held on september 26th. turning now to a developing story, the governors of five southern states have declared states of emergency this evening. out of an abundance of caution following a massive fuel spill. it has forced a shutdown of a crucial gasoline pipeline and is not only driving up prices at the pump for millions of americans, it's sparking fears of fuel shortages. nbc's a t with the latest. >> reporter: this is the ripple effect. a knoxville, tennessee, gas station on empty. because of a pipeline leak in shelby county, alabama. the colonial pipeline's line stretches from houston to new york harbor, servicing 13 states, delivering 40% of the gasoline used on the east coast. but six southern states could be hard hit by shortages and most certainly price spikes.
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your wallet quickly. what kind of increases are consumers look at? >> from five to 20 cents a galon and it could be even worse. atlanta's price jumped seven cents overnight. >> i'm going to fill up and try to conserve, most definitely. >> reporter: the epa says the spill is contained to a retention pond and it's doing everything to keep the gas out of a nearby river. >> i hope it doesn't get any worse. leaking into the ground water. >> reporter: the government says the spill poses no danger to people in this rural area, but for those depending on the pipeline's fuel, colonial says it will be next week before repairs are finished and gasoline is flowing freely again. until then, consumers are bracing for impact at the pump. ann thompson, nbc news, chicago. turning now to the gripping images of first responders in action that are taking us into the dark
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in this country. it comes just as the federal government is launching a new initiative to curve the opioid crisis that claims tens of thousands of american lives every year. we get more from nbc's pete williams. >> reporter: when a cleveland, ohio, woman saw this man slumped behind the wheel of a parked car, she feared the worst. >> i thought i was staring in the face of death. it was scary. i was just thinking, like, what can i do? posted these pictures after police responded, suspected a heroin overdose and gave life-saving medication. a scene disturbingly similar to what ohio police recently posted. a couple passed out in a car with a suspected overdose with a 4-year-old in the back seat. the drug enforcement administration estimates 28,000 people die each year from heroin overdoses. they're three times what they were in 2010. one reason, street
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because it's cheaper. but it's 50 times stronger, making it even more dangerous than the dea is cracking down. now the justice department is launching a new push against doctors who over-prescribe painkillers. >> if you get addicted to a prescription pill, it gets real expensive to replace that on the street. heroin is a plentiful and cheap and deadly substitute. >> reporter: the nation's police feel overwhelmed. in janesville, wisconsin, officer chad woodman tells face prison or death. >> getting people off the street and out of their environment and placed into a safe environment is rare. it's incredibly difficult. >> reporter: 34 states now have laws giving legal immunity to people who call 911 to report overdoses and to the victims themselves, hoping to save more lives like this one on a cleveland street. pete williams, nbc news, washington. a suspected serial killer in ohio is being held this
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dollars bond. shawn grate made his first court appearance today via video. as we reported last night, grate was arrested after a woman he allegedly abducted called 911, leading police to rescue her at an abandoned home. they discovered two bodies at that scene and a third elsewhere. after surviving a vicious attack here in new york, a brave police detective is now out of the hospital. detective brian o'donnell emerged a day after heac man wielding a meat cleaver. the suspect was running from police, who say that you caught him trying to remove a boot from his car. he was left with a gash from his temple to his jaw. turning overseas where the pentagon says an air strike earlier this month nearly raqqah killed the isis information minister. the man behind the group's often gruesome propaganda videos. a fragile ceasefire remains in effect in syria between rebels and regime forces, but as our bill neely
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syria, crucial aid still is not reaching desperate civilians. >> reporter: rare moments of joy for children under siege. free to play. in rebel-held eastern aleppo, they celebrate while they can. they were afraid of air strikes, he says. now they can relax a little. but they're still waiting for the food the ceasefire deal promised. it's stuck on 40 trucks. the u.n. blaming it says it pulled back its forces to let the food through, but the rebels didn't. it's a blame game. the u.s. and russia joining in. their ceasefire deal is shredding. there was fighting today beyond aleppo. and there's no ceasefire here in damascus. just behind me, there's been heavy shelling today. the syrian army firing repeatedly after they say they were attacked by rebels.
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featured in a now documentary and nominated for the nobel peace prize wait anxiously tonight. >> we need everything, we need bread, fuel, medicine. >> reporter: it is still dangerous here. even u.s. special forces came under fire today, apparently friendly fire, say defense officials. the troops coming to raise their american flag to identify themselves. nobody was injured. lester? >> bill neely, thank you. s before selling or recycling your old cell phone or computer. why they can be a gold mine for thieves looking to rip you off, even after you've erased your personal
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we're back now with a warning that's especially timely after recent hacks of high profile americans like colin powell. it's about sng recycling your old cell phones and computers. you ma may think you've erased all your personal data from them, but as tom costello explains, it's very easy for the next owner to recover it all. >> reporter: the last time you upgraded to a new computer, did you first take a drill to the old computer's memory? because if you thought just deleting all those bank and tax forms, credit cards, passwords, photos and e-mails was enough, think again. >> delete doesn't mean
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device, put it into the trash, remove it from the trash, it's still there. >> reporter: to prove it, the recovery experts had me delete from my computers personal photos, mock financial information and passwords. then send a computer and hard drive off to their lab in minneapolis. but recovering all that data was as easy as downloading free software from the internet. >> in all honesty, it was really easy. yep, didn't take very long at all. it was a matter of hoursnd data. >> we created this bank statement. it's not real. but the point is, i thought i deleted it. >> and it was there for the taking. we have your bank statement, your bank account numbers, how much money you have. >> reporter: it's a big problem. krol recent bought a hundred phones and pcs online. nearly half still contained personal information. if the person who inher itss your items
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information is theirs. the other option is to get physical. taking a hammer or drill to the platters and memory chips inside your computer. >> there's data stores on both sides of the platters. >> the whole thing must be destroyed? >> yes. >> reporter: a little destruction can bring peace of mind. tom costello, nbc news, minneapolis. we're back in a moment with why some lining up for the new iphone
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a massive sink hole discovered in florida is raising serious safety concerns. it's about 45 feet across with depths unknown. officials say it allowed over 200 million gallons of radioactive water from a fertilizer plant to seep into a major aqua for. the company maintains
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the wait is over for apple customers. the new iphone 7 hit stores today with the traditional lines wrapping around the block. but if you didn't preorder, you may be out of luck. the new version has controversial changes including getting rid of the controversial headphone jack. the u.n. got star power today from amal clooney, who was on hand to support one of hur clingts, nadia merad who sve isis captivity. she was named a goodwill ambassador for the u.n. today and also a nobel peace prize today. amal sits down with her as clooney opens up about her biggest case ever, taking isis to court. that's monday on
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>> making a difference is brought to you by the makers of non-drawsy claire tin. join claire tin blue sky living today. finally tonight, being a super hero doesn't always mean
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there are plenty of real life super heroes around us every day. tonight kevin tibbles introduces us to one who is making a difference for some very brave kids. >> i'm batman. >> reporter: battling the evil forces of illness. >> reporter: is the super hero nurse at chicago's hospital. where's the phone booth that you get changed in? >> ask superman. he's swooped down for one purpose, to fight the fear. >> that no matter what they're going through, that we're going to go through this together and i will do my best. i will try. >> reporter: this super nurse has played all kinds of characters throughout the years. even hanging upside down as spiderman. anything to put a smile on a sick kid's face. >> they feel he's there to help them, make things not so scary. and he definitely
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>> reporter: on his rounds, batman encounters a teeny weeny spidey. >> positivity helps you for sure. >> reporter: positive persuasion, more powerful than a locomotive. >> we need nurses who are definitely focused on the whole patient, not just the ailment. >> reporter: for 11-year-old cancer patient shane callahan, anyone with a stethoscope is a caped crusader. >> all doctors and nurses in the world eyes, because they help me live. >> reporter: leaping off the comic book page to be a force for good. >> there you go! >> reporter: or just a friend. >> doing good, though? >> reporter: kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. that will do it for us on a friday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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>> announcer: the following is a paid advertisement for tai cheng, brought to you by beachbody. >> wow, joy, look at these people! they love you! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! it's regis, joy, and i've got big news for you. if aches, pains, and poor balance are slowing you down, keep watching this show because we're gonna tell you about an incredible new program that's [ cheers and applause ] yeah! >> announcer: the facts are frightening. 1 out of 3 people over 65 fall each year, resulting in expensive hospital stays, loss of independence, or worse. >> i broke my hip. "oh, my god. what in the world am i going to do now?" >> announcer: the major cause -- aches and pains, which lead to immobility and poor balance. >> i am really afraid of falling again. >> announcer: but falling and losing your independence doesn't
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around the world have been recommending gentle exercises like tai chi for years to help reduce aches and pains and to improve balance and mobility? the problem is, most americans find it difficult to learn -- until now. introducing tai cheng, the breakthrough new program specially designed so anyone at any age or fitness level can master the most fundamental tai chi moves, plus amazing health-boosting routines right in their own home, step by step, in just 90 days. these gentle movements will help improve your balance and mobility, reduce your aches and pains, while strengthening your muscles and joints, making you feel younger and more agile. >> i started doing the exercises, and in the first week i could see the improvement. >> i've gotten stronger. my posture is better, and my balance is a lot better. >> announcer: tai cheng was created by this man -- dr. mark cheng, a world-renowned martial-arts master and a doctor that specializes in modern sports science.
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retrains your muscles to move the right way, putting your body back into proper alignment so you can move better, feel better, and get a more responsive, stronger body. >> i do it every single day because it makes me feel healthy. it makes me feel like i can move, like i'm not gonna walk down some stairs and trip and fall. >> announcer: today america's most beloved tv personality -- regis philbin -- will not only prove tai cheng works by showing you amazing success stories... >> this program gave me back my life. i can do whatever i wa n >> i feel so good about myself now that i'm gonna try something i haven't done in 20 years. [ cheers and applause ] >> announcer: ...regis is also going to show you how tai cheng got him off the couch and back on the court even after painful hip-replacement surgery. >> i feel great. i really do. did you see that? that's what you get when you do tai cheng. >> announcer: if you're ready to feel younger, feel stronger and more confident, then keep watching for a special tai cheng
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day you take the first step towards a healthy, longer, more independent life. now here's regis and joy philbin. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. never had an audience this good, joy. >> i've never seen such energy. they must be on tai cheng. [ laughter ] >> well, we all know everybody's living longer these days, but here's the problem -- a lot of us start to have issues with balance and mobility, and that makes it hard, if not impossible, to stay fit. >> you know, it's sad when somebody works hard all their life... >> mm-hmm. >> ...and then can't enjoy life when they finally have the time. or even worse, they fall and break something. and then forget it. they stop moving forever. >> yeah. you've seen those commercials where the old lady falls down and she can't get up. >> yes. >> so they sell her a speed dial... >> that thing that they wear around -- it's not attractive. >> she wears it around her neck. >> mm. >> well, we didn't want that. we wanted to find something that would keep us strong and improve our balance, and that's when we
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we were shocked at how easy it was to master. dr. cheng developed a unique teaching method that really explains things in a way we can understand. >> and now you're holding a ball. don't hold this to your body like so, but hold it off your body. >> he really americanized learning tai chi. >> and because you get three viewing angles and an ingenious, simple foot-placement grid, you always know where to put your feet. it's foolproof. if regis and i can do it, believe me, anyone can. >> what dr. cheng has created tai cheng makes you more flexible. it improves your balance. it takes away your aches, your pains. it makes you feel younger, stronger. it works! joy and i love it. but the big question is, why does it work? to help us with that, please welcome emergency-room physician dr. steve salvatore. welcome to dr. steve! [ applause ] dr. steve. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> great to have you here. dr. steve, i got to tell you --
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and i, but why does it work so well? >> you know, regis, i'm not surprised it worked for you. tai chi has been around for literally hundreds of years. it's helped millions of people with flexibility and balance problems, make them feel younger and stronger. in fact, it's been clinically proven that doing these gentle movements will not only help strengthen your muscles and joints, it'll help improve your balance and mobility. tai chi is also proven to help relieve pain from arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, low back types of joint pains. >> well, how did dr. cheng come up with this in the first place? >> all right, so, dr. cheng is a tai chi master. he's a martial-arts expert, and he has a phd in sports medicine. so he knew about tai chi and he knew the benefits and he thought, "i want to put all these things together." he americanized it and put that into tai cheng, a simple, easy way to learn tai chi. >> here's the bottom line -- tai cheng worked for joy and i, and it could work for anybody.
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>> i've had a knee injury, and it's been really painful. nothing seems to help. my balance has gotten a little precarious over the years. and i took a fall, and i really hurt my lower back. i want to be more mobile and flexible, and i'm hoping that tai cheng will do that for me. it's amazing, the difference from the first week to now. i've gotten stronger. my knee doesn't hurt at all. and my posture is better. i also think my balance is a lot better. the tai cheng program is really well thought out. there's a reason for every move. the wonderful thing about dr. cheng -- i feel like i have a personal instructor that's standing right across from me. >> as you turn the foot in, this turns into a fist, and then you start sheathing a sword as you bring the feet together. >> the best things about tai cheng is it makes you feel better about yourself. now i can get books off the shelf, and i'm not worried about wobbling. i can walk my dog and not worry about his pulling me over. i can run around with my goddaughter. i feel so good about myself now
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haven't done in 20 years. i'm gonna go water-skiing again. this is my time to shine, to really do the things i've always wanted to do. i think i will be doing tai cheng for the rest of my life. >> wow! say hello to julie, everybody! yeah, here she comes! julie, how do you feel? >> i feel wonderful. >> yeah? >> and so much more active since tai cheng and i'm flexible and i've got my youthful figure back. >> so, what was your favorite >> well, i really liked the fact that i could do it, you know. and then as i was in the program, i noticed that i was improving as i went along. and i guess maybe the best is that i got my confidence back. >> oh, confidence is important. >> it sure is. >> and that's a big part of the program, regis. as you get older, we all lose our confidence. we're worried that we're gonna fall. we lose our balance. we're not steady on our feet. this is a huge problem. 1 in 3 adults over the age of 65 falls every year. half of all adults over 80 --

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