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first, notes released today from the fbi e-mail investigation, quoting an fbi agent accusing a top state department official of proposing a quid pro quo to resolve a dispute over whether a clinton e-mail should be classified. the notes say, in exchange for marking the e-mail unclassified, state would reciprocate by allowing the fbi to place more agents in countries where they are forbidden. in rare agreement, donald trump and spea p charge. >> this shows corruption at the highest level. and we can't let it happen as american citizens. >> reporter: the problem with that story line, the fbi and the statement department say it never happened. >> there's no quid pro quo. absolutely not. >> reporter: in fact, both sides say it was an fbi official who brought up the question of placing agents overseas. separately from the negotiation over classification. no link aj, no quid
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e-mails. those stelen from her campaign commarm john podesta and released by wikileaks, the u.s. says, with help from russia. the wikileaks trove, not authenticated by the campaign or nbs news, include transcripts of her speeches to goldman sachs. revealing she changed her positions on trade, immigration, and wall street. exactly what bernie sanders suspected. >> you gotta release the transcripts. let evod them! >> reporter: now clinton says she's be tough on wall street. >> we still have to crack down on the big banks. >> reporter: clinton appears to have told the bankers, the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry. but for all this, clinton is now 11 points ahead in our new poll tonight, and now expanding her campaign to red states, like utah, texas, georgia, even arizona, where michelle obama will campaign this week. the democrats hoping to win decisively and put to rest donald
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lester? >> andrea mitchell tonight, thank you. overseas now to a major assault under way in the fight against isis. american forces assisting iraqis in a long-awaited offensive to take back the city of mosul. the center of the islamic state's power in iraq. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in iraq, taking us inside the command center for this major operation. >> reporter: the battle to drive isis from its iraqi stronghold mosul got off to a raucous start. hundreds of iraqi armored vehicles race to the front lines. in most places isis pulled back. but not always, sending at least seven car bombs to attack iraqi and kurdish forces. this is the defining battle of president obama's war on isis, and it's being coordinated here in this joint operations room. iraqi officers on one side, their american advisers on the other.
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5,000 troops in country, and have been launching artillery and air strikes to back up the iraqi advance. while the americans weren't authorized to talk to us, the iraqi ground commander says so far coordination is working well. >> the american and the iraqi, one team. >> reporter: this base, keyara west, is now home to hundreds of american troops. they're working hard to fix the runway dug up by isis back hoes are filled in, american planes will land here, to support iraqi troops in mosul. taking mosul is such a high priority because mosul is isis's last stand in iraq, the biggest city it holds. a symbol of isis power, attractive to would-be terrorists. we will liberate mosul, god willing, a soldier told us. but there are signs this won't be easy. isis is very literally
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scorched earth. iraqi commanders say today they don't plan to actually enter mosul itself, but to take a village nearby. here isis set an oil well on fire. it was a deliberate act of sabotage. and many commanders fear that isis may have even worse in store for mosul itself. isis torched the oil fields it used to fund its terrorism. rather than see them go back to the iraqi government. isis could fight to keep its iraq, or just burn it down. the iraqi government said in all today was a successful first day. what we saw was a tightening of the noose around mosul. the worst violence could come when troops reach the built-up areas in the city center. no sign exactly when that could happen. lester? >> richard engel, thank you. staying overseas for a moment, as we see new and shocking images out of syria.
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of a building that had just been hit by an air strike in aleppo. his legs pinned in the rubble, his yellow t-shirt with the words "don't shoot" written on the front. back at home in kentucky today, three men pleaded not guilty today for a shoot-out that tragically left an olympic sprinter's daughter dead. police say 15-year-old trinity gay, daughter of tyson gay, was hit by a stra bullet when gunfire was exchanged in a lexington parking lot. they asked for prayers and privacy. we turn now to a dramatic rescue caught on camera in florida when an suv went off the road and burst into flames. police and several complete strangers leapt into a race against time to save the driver inside. nbc's kerry sanders now with the riveting details. >> reporter: cherokee down an embankment and the driver is trapped.
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fire-extinguisher? throw it down to them! >> reporter: a chaotic race by good samaritans to save a life. flames sparked, fears of an explosion. >> you will live. you will not die! >> reporter: despite the danger, tom climbs through the smashed back window to free the driver. >> then when i got to the very front with the flames on the windshield, smoke coming in the compartment, there he was still in his seat belt. >> woo! inexplicably combative. police tase and handcuff him, trying to control him. >> come on! >> reporter: civilians and police officers lock arms. >> make a chain! >> reporter: and pulled tim o'teal up the hill to safety. moat eel says he has no recollection of the accident, seeing it for the first time when we showed it to him this afternoon. >> unbelievable.
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what happened. a driver alive thanks to a group of total strangers who just wanted to help. >> god bless you all very much. thank you. >> reporter: kerry sanders, nbc news, miami. >> an incredible moment. still ahead tonight, the revolution in medicine, doctors able to diagnose you from hundreds of miles away. now even when you're at work. also, how a major why do protein drinks taste chalky? then get worse?
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back now with what's being called a big leap forward in health care. last year alone about 20 million people received some form of remote care, known as telemedicine. it allows doctors to diagnose patients from miles away, by computer. and it's being offered by more and more workplaces. but is it good medicine? our rehema ellis has >> reporter: this is the future of medicine. >> how long that's been going on? >> there's something "star wars" about all this. >> this is very "star wars." >> reporter: dr. jack heads up a telemedicine command center at miami children's hospital, where they treat hundreds of adults and children over the computer every month. is it good medicine? >> in appropriate cases, telemedicine is exactly what's needed. >> and now even where you work, inside a private booth at
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palm beach. a technician connects an employee with a nurse practitioner, 80 miles away at that command center, using high definition scopes and cameras to check ears and throats, temperature and blood pressure. it saved jessica christiansen. >> i would have tried to ride it out. >> reporter: when she was nauseous on the job and reluctant to leave, she walked down the hall for a telemedicine visit, covered b she paid $15. she was told to get to a hospital right away, there diagnosed with a severe infection. >> if it wasn't for them, it could have been a lot worse for me. >> reporter: it's expected by next year, 75% of large companies will offer some kind of telemedicine. doctors say it's meant for non-emergencies. >> there is absolutely no substitute for the primary care physician. i see telemedicine as an adjunkts to the care you're going. >> reporter: it's
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now, even when you're not there. rehema ellis, nbc news, miami. when we come back here tonight, what's that falling from the sky? the major american city that nearly forgot what rain is,
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tonight the white house is touting good news on american education. in washington, to announce high school graduation rates have reached a record high of over 83%. the continuation of an upward trend and improvement across all ethnic groups. a major american retailer says enough is enough of the creepy clown craze. with just two weeks until halloween, target has pulled many clown masks from stores and its website. this as scares involving people dressed up as clowns continue to keep communities across the
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making a lot of news in los angeles. as you know, traffic here is nothing new. people are used to that. it's not national news, except when the reason behind it is that it rained here today for the first time in 165 days. the first measurable rainfall here since may, making for slick roads and disbelief on social media from angelinos who couldn't believe it was actually raining. and by the way, it cleared up after a few hours. when we come back, are you feeling re election? why you definitely aren't alone, and how you can cope. "nbc nightly news" is brought to you by pacific life. helping generations of
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finally tonight, have you been feeling more anxious as this seemingly never-ending campaign season drags on? a psychologist recent coined a term for it. election distress disorder. if you're suffering from it, like millions of americans seem to be, harry smith has some ideas to cope. >> reporter: if you feel like the presidential election is driving you nuts, you're righ constantly. it will drive you crazy if you pay attention to all of that. >> i'm concerned hillary will win. very stressed. >> we have a trump running in 2016 in america, that's very stressful and worrying. >> reporter: really? the american psychological association says fully half of us say the election has been a very, or somewhat significant source of stress. a pough poll says more than half of americans
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disgusted. >> if you use things like social media, facebook as a distraction, you go to your facebook feed, people are posting go the election. so you're never, ever getting away from it. >> reporter: no wonder a hotel in boston is offering an election escape package. they'll block the news channels from your room and snip the election coverage from your newspaper. >> whether you're for trump or hillary, you'll feel refreshed either way. >> reporter: in des moines, it's clear the election has gone to the dogs. online, people are pleading for it just to be over. >> used to be halloween was my worst fear of the scariest day of the year. now the election is. >> reporter: for those who are truly stressed, the good news, the election is just 22 days away. the bad news, even when it's over, it won't be over. harry smith, nbc news, new york. and that is going to do it for us on this monday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
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. they were kind of a boy talk and he was a lead on, egged on from the host to say bad stuff. >> melania trump speaks out on her husband's behavior, but we're just getting started. >> they even want to try to rig the election at the polling booths. people that have died ten years ago are still voting. illegal immigrants are voting. >> the donald attacking the system as the fbi and state system weigh in on a hillary clinton quid pro quo. a proposal heats up as isis uses
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military onslaught. necks sis on a tear trying to blow up the believe also. this is heating up the internet with almost 2500 hits. "early today" starts right now. good to be with you, this morning, i'm frances rivera. the nominate for president alleges illegal immigrants and the deceased are helping rig the election. >> remember, we're competing in a rigged election folks, okay. they even want to try to rig the election at the polling booths. people that have died ten years ago are still voting. illegal immigrants voting. so many stisz are corrupt and voter fraud is very, very common. >> it's a claim trump surrogate and top confidante, new york city attorney, chris christie weighs in.
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fair one and the process will be accepted by the american people. >> now ten days after that scandal of the 2005 ""access hollywood"" video rocked her husband's claim, melania trump is speaking out, claiming it's a coordinated effort to take down his campaign. >> they were kind of a boy talk and he was lead on -- like egg and bad stuff. >> you think the host billy bush was egging him on? >> yes. yes. my husband is kind. he's a gentleman. he would never do that. if everything was organized and fit together to hurt him, to hurt his candidacy.
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>> yes. >> you think they're working together? >> yes, of course. >> the new interview comes as a new poll shows hillary clinton trailing by 11 points nationally. one of the key groups handing him, women behind 19 points. the poll was taken after the release of the 2005 videotape on ""access hollywood"" bus tour in the presence of others and after a slew of sexual misconduct allegation hurled by trump. we the owner of ""access hollywood"" billy bush the then actor featured on that tape with trump is now leading the 9:00 a.m. hour of the "today another show immediately. hillary clinton is taking task from the 2005 e-mail investigation. information that trump says show
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>> the patrick kennedy made the request for alterring the classification as part of a quid pro quo. in other words, a deal. this is felony corruption by any standards, under secretary kennedy, needs to resign. >> but as-and-ia mitchell reports the fbi's new information shows the exact opposite of what trump is alleging. >> reporter: hillary clinton heading out to practice for wednesday's final now, facing yet another firestorm. notes from the e-mail investigation, quoting an football football eight, after proposing a quid pro quo to resolve a dispute over whether a clinton e-mail should be classified t. notes say in exchange for marking the e-mail unclassified, the state would recipro indicate by allowing the fbi to place for oths in
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biden. specifically, iraq. in a rare agreement, speaker ryan and trump jumped all over the charge. >> this shows corruption at the highest level. we can't let it happen as american suds. >> reporter: the problem with that story lean the fbi and the state department say it never happened. >> there is no combroid quid pro quo, absolutely fought. >> reporter: they brought it up separately from the as quid pro quo. >> that was andrea mitchell reporting. wikileaks julian assange has been without access for several days. he blamed the state when he was cut off. they now say ecuador has been the culprit. he has been at the embassy facing sex crime allegations. hillary clinton has a 91% chance of winning the election
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latest presidential forecast and with three weeks to go, her campaign is looking beyond the usual battleground states, they're expanding their map, spending resources and time in red states like arizona, georgia and texas all in an effort to win big and help down ballot bases. the clinton team is sending michelle obama to arizona along with former first daughter chelsea clinton and s bernie sanders and they will only have to wait 21 days to see if their tragedy works. tune in tomorrow night for the third and final debate. right here on nbc. iraqi and kurdish forces with the help of u.s. led airstrikes are gaining ground to retake the city of mosul from isis him while isis has retreated from most areas, at least seven car bombs attack the advancing troops. we are joined from irbil, iraq.
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some progress being made. >> that's right, frances, what we are seeing actually from yesterday is the kurdish forces were able to move from areas east of mosul. now they're within striking distance of the city, itself. this is iraq's second largest estimate while the iraqi forces and the iraqi military were able to move into surgeon parts of the city, we are seeing something of a pause today. we haven't seen any movement quite yet. is these with theles tend to unfold. they work in a medieval offensive way. they encircle a city like this, which is how the with theles went in fallujah and ramadi last year. they closed off the area around the city and gradually penetrate into the center of the city. while this mansion so save the iraqi security forces, it can

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