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>> what donald trump said is wrong. that is not how we win elections. >> i think every candidate should treat everyone else with civility and respect. >> reporter: today's trump storm started brewing at the thursday night debate when moderator megyn kelly asked about his rhetoric to women. you called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. your twitter account -- >> reporter: only rosie o'donnell. >> reporter: last night he complained about kelly's questioning on cnn. >> you could see blood coming it of her eyes, blood from wherever. >> reporter: the fallout was swift. they canceled trump's appearance. carly fiorina said, mr. trump, there is no excuse today wisconsin governor scott walker avoided naming trump
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fiorina. >> i think it's worth commenting on. >> reporter: absent but upset. he said mr. trump made megyn kelly look really bad. she was a mess with her anger. he said he was talk nose. only a deviant would think anything else. and called the red state organizer who bumped trump a total loser. erick erickson read to the crowd several angry e-mails from trump supporters. >> i'm so sick of political correctness i may puke. >> reporter: among attendees, views were mixed. some disappointed. >> i've heard enough. and i'm a big girl. donald is free to say what he wants. >> i want to see them all be who they are. if they act like a buffoon, any of them, that's how we decide. >> reporter: and more turmoil for trump. a top long-time associate, both from his business world and in the political
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realm, roger stone is out tonight, a dispute whether he resigned or was fired. many say they are anxious to get beyond conversation about trump and to talk about issues. candidate are weary of it. so are some of those who attended this willie. >> kelly o'donnell in atlanta. thanks, kelly. we heard from another leading candidate today for tomorrow's the press. chuck todd asked marco rubio about his comments. >> if i comment on everything hes, my whole campaign consumed by it. that's what i'll do all day. i have to focus on the message. otherwise, the whole campaign would be how do you feel about donald trump. he says something every day. >> chuck, all the experts said his comments would cinque his campaign. then his questioning of john mccain's heroism. but his poll numbers continue to go north. is this different? >> this could be
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different for the republican party. i don't know if you will see him drop in support. we will have a first look at new numbers post debate the last few days and tomorrow a's "meet the press". so it may not impact his poll numbers. but what you are seeing now is i would say getting close to a coalescing of the republican party. not just the establishment, not just big dough norse or not just folks in washington, but a larger pool of folks. more of the presidential candidates than are even speaking out are saying this is a total distraction. it's hurting the republican party. and the accumulation of the offenses by trump on hispanics, veterans, now women. you can note he offended a lot of african-americans. at what point is enough enough? this could be the straw as far as the rest of the party is is concerned. it may not affect polls. but this time you will see more aggressive action by many members
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of the republican party. chaps to ask about this tomorrow on "meet the press". >> we will be there. >> and the full interview with chuck tomorrow on "meet the press" with senator marco rubio. downgraded to a tropical storm. but it caused widespread definite nation in taiwan. six people dead, five missing in taiwan. ian williams has our >> reporter: it was a direct hit on taiwan. typhoon making landfall early saturday, packing miles per hour. amongst the storm, dumped four feet of rain in some places, triggering fast floods and landslides, million at the height of the storm. thousands of troops were deployed. this fire crew rescued residents trapped by a surging river. while this woman is desperate to reach friends in a village cut off by the surging
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mud and rocks. ere are reports of an entire village swept away by early evacuations spared lives. taiwan was in lockdown when the typhoon stroke. this is a fast-moving storm. it will quickly move across the island and out towards maintain land china. people began to venture cautiously outside to assess the damage. downtown taipei is now littered with uprooted trees, torn from the ground by the sheer force of the storm. the wind was still gusting powerfully. taiwan is used to typhoons but rarely of this strength. was it scary? >> very scary. >> >> i can't sleep with all the wind. >> reporter: emerging from the storm unscathed, the class covered taipei 101, the world's second tallest building. don't the typhoon moved on to mainland china, hitting coastal provinces at reduced
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strength but still packing a formidable punch. ian williams, nbc news, taipei. back in this country, officials in colorado are dealing with a big environmental problem tonight. the accidental release of 1 million gallons of toxic wastewater that found its way into a colorado river and it was caused by the epa itself. more on this tonight from gadi schwartz. >> reporter: over 100 miles of scenic river now a neon ribbon of sludge. >> it makes me want to cry. it's a huge disaster >> reporter: the environmental protection agency was excavating an old man when they tore this hole and out gushed mustard colored ooze. it worked its way south towards durango, shiprock and the colorado river moving less than 4 miles per hour. they are protecting drinking water from the contaminated river. tests show the water
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around the mine has traces of lead and arsenic. >> i wouldn't eat the fish. i wouldn't drink the water. i wouldn't go swimming. >> and river guides have been sidelined during the busy summer season. >> we have 40 guides that don't have work right now. and it's taken a big effect on them. >> reporter: at a town hall meeting in farmington friday, the epa apologized. >> we typically respond to emergencies. we don't cause them. this is just something happens when we're dealing with mines sometimes. >> reporter: this afternoon the leak was finally stopped. but the questions continue. >> what are you going to do for our safety? >> as long as this situation persists, we will be here and providing resources as needed to continue to support whatever efforts are yon going. >> reporter: the governor of new mexico took aim at the epa on facebook friday morning posting, imagine what would happen if a private company caused this waste spill.
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adding, i am disturbed by the lack of information provided by the epa. after it took the epa over a day to notify state officials. a catastrophe caused by the very agency charged with keeping gadi schwartz, nbc news, los angeles. it will be one year tomorrow since the shooting death of michael brown by a police officer in ferguson, missouri. today brown's father was among about 200 people who took part in a memorial march. the killing led to rioting and national debate over race and police conduct. which brings us to texas where authorities say they are investigating the police shooting death of a 19-year-old man named christian taylor. nbc's mark potter has that story. >> reporter: police say they responded to a burglary report at this car dealership in arlington, texas, just outside dallas early friday morning. >> suspect is is still inside on the property. 14, can they give us any description on what type of vehicle he might be called in. >> he broke into
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possibly a gray-colored ford mustang. >> reporter: the arlington police department says an suv broke through the dealership front gate, drove through the glass doors of the showroom and a report of someone damaging vehicles on the lot. >> we got shots fired. >> there was a confrontation between the suspect and officers is and the officer discharged his weapon. the suspect was shot and is now deceased >> reporter: the suspect was identified as 19-year-old christian taylor, a football player at angelo state the university, seen here wearing number 20. police say the officer is 49-year-old brad miller, a rookie, who had just graduated from the academy in march and was still being supervised by a training officer. taylor was pronounced dead at the scene, and the department later said he was not carrying a weapon. arlington officers do not yet wear body cameras. so police say they are looking at security video from the car
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dealership that may give some insight to the cause of the confrontation. taylor's older brother says he didn't deserve to die. >> he's a kid. he's a kid. kids do dumb things sometimes. nobody's life should be taken >> reporter: ironically, a week before his death, taylor tweeted, i don't wanna die too young. a year ago he wrote i don't feel protected about the police. it sparked a twitter feud on social media as to who is to blame. the police promise a thorough and transparent investigation. mark potter, nbc news. as the u.s. government tries to combat terrorism here at home, it's becoming increasingly concerned about the threat from drones that could be used by terrorists. so over the past two weeks, the military conducted a testing event of what it says are the best counter measures and capabilities available. nbc's kristen welker was there. >> reporter: an unmanned aerial
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vehicle filing over ventura county, california, a would-be attacker. but now itself a target in a testing scenario. welcome to black dart 2015. run by the u.s. military, black dart's mission is to test the best technologies and systems available from the military, government agencies, and private companies, to defend against attacks using drones. >> this year we have about 55 different systems that are out here. >> reporter: first started after september 11th. black dart was secret until last year. major scott greg is black dart's project officer. >> it was time to lift the veil just to demonstrate and to let the audience know we are actively engaged in assessing and improving our own capabilities. >> reporter: to detract and disrupt vehicles. combatting small drones is a key focus this year. a quad copter landed
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on the white house lawn by an intoxicated operator. >> some of the quad copters out there can carry anywhere from 4 to 15 pounds of cargo. so i think it's only limited by imagination. >> reporter: small drones like this one weighing less than 20 pounds and similar to the one that landed at the white house are such a concern because they fly slow and low. they are hard to detect and hard to stop in their tracks. on display, nonsecret hardware. these navy radar planes were conducting overhead surveillance. army ground radar and live fire weapon. marine command center coordinatoring electronic data sharing. bottom line, is the u.s. military, the u.s. government prepared to deal with the threat from drones? >> we continue to work on the threat, but the threat continues to evolve. >> reporter: the continuing challenge, staying ahead of that evolving threat. the message, they're on it. >> hit it. there goes.
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diana oleick tells us why. >> reporter: jennifer and jared cole like this house in suburban dallas well enough, but they're not exactly getting their hopes up to buy it. after putting in close to a dozen offers on other homes -- >> i think we're probably more emotionally detached now. >> reporter: -- they still haven't won a deal. >> in most of the houses we made offers on, there's multiple, 15 plus officers that come in. >> reporter: the number of homes for sale today is near historic lows nationwide, about half the supply. >> today's seller is tomorrow's buyer. and they won't sell their home unless they know there's something to buy. with so little inventory, where are they going to go? >> reporter: another reason, new construction is still at half its normal pace. as crash crushed builders only slowly ramp up. it is in turn pushing home prices higher. up 6% from a year ago.
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finally don't, we head out west to wyoming where a group of women have been learning to fly this summer. not in the air, but on the river. they're fly fishing and learning how to live again. nbc's hallie jackson spent a weekend with them. >> reporter: on wyoming a's wind river it is tough to find trout today. not that tiny hanson minds. >> i don't care if i catch a fish. >> reporter: she's concentrating on her casting with 13 other women at this fly fishing retreat. >> it was the first time i hadn't really thought about what happened to me. >> reporter: so focused on the fish, kristen kelly forgot to think about breast cancer. >> stage 3c. so i had the toughest chemo, the toughest
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radiation, radical mastectomy. you name it, i got it. it was a very lonely process. i felt like no one understood what i was going through >> reporter: but here, they all get it. we decided to stick together >> reporter: for some it's the first time they were talk building it talk building it. >> reporter: tonya is one of 7,000 who participated in a free casting for recovery. >> the majority of women have never attended any sort of conventional support group for their cancer. so that tells us that this unconventional approach to healing is really meeting a need >> reporter: the motion of casting helps exercise muscles that may be weaker a after treatment. but this is far more than physical therapy. >> you learn a skill. and you have other women that have survived. and you feel a lot less lonely.
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>> reporter: it's even better when the fish are biting. >> it's a matter of being in the right spot at the right time. >> 10 minutes ago you said i don't care if i catch a fish. >> i lied. >> reporter: after every catch, a release. >> you catch it and you let it go. >> reporter: at the end of the weekend, each camper takes home her own rod and reel, a new hobby and new friends. >> they know. you don't have to explain how i'm feeling. >> is it as good as catching a fish? >> no. because that's exhilarating. that's life. this is life. i'm doing more of it. >> reporter: more than surviving, this is living. hallie jackson nbc news, dubois, wyoming.
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