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see you next time, everybody. it's thursday, october 8th. president obama issue as direct apology to the head of doctors without borders but that's just the beginning. >> this doesn't change anything. we appreciate the expression of condolences. and then this is the result of a flying mattress. plus a whole hands on
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approach to politics and the press. and something that hasn't happened since 1945. "early today" starts right now. good morning, right now, a dramatic escalation of tensions between the u.s. and russia and moscow once again stepping up its tactics in syria, the question is against whom? andrea mitchell reports. >> reporter: vladimir putin firing missiles into syria from the first time from his war ship and firing goals. seven of them. winning a hockey game to celebrate his 63rd birthday. and now escalating dramatically to prop up syrian president assad. >> we believe russia has the wrong strategy. they continue to hit targets
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we believe this is a fundamental mistake. >> putin's sarcastic retort, he says if the u.s. knows the situation better, let them share targets with us and we will work with them. in fact, it's a dangerous game of chicken by the two superpowers. a russian jet had at least one close encounter with a manned u.s. aircraft over syria. and russian jets came within miles of several u.s. predator drones. >> working with assad's forces to retake terrain that the assad regime has lost to the rebls. >> reporter: they also violated turkey's airspace. if turkish forces were hit, as nato ally, they would be obligated to come to their aid.
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presidential politic, rupert mur murdoch, had a tweet that compared carcn to president obama. ben and candy carson, terrific. what about a real black president that can properly address the racial divide. he's been publicly supportive of ben carson but this got so much attention, even norman lear weighed in. really, rupert, now you're just being silly. hillary clinton is making news. >> what i know about it as of today i am not in favor of what i have learned about it. >> the massive trade deal is one of the most divisive issues.
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and once called the gold standard of international trade deals. and after she left office in , her server was the subject of hack attempts. and clinton's team is unveiling a a new plan to crack down on high frequency trading as well as closing a hedge fund loophole. and kasich is facing his own criticism for a joke he made on monday. the student at the university in richmond, virginia, raised her hand to ask a question and this is how she responded. >> i don't have any tickets for taylor swift or anything or -- go ahead. >> well, it turns out that student isn't too happy with kasich's comment. she wrote this is in college's
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it's titled, no john kasich, i don't want taylor swift tickets. i didn't go to a town hall forum for taylor swift tickets. i went because it's my civic duty. and the bombing of a hospital operated by doctors without borders that left 22 dead. >> reporter: after struggling to explain how and why the u.s. bombed afghanistan, the president made a call. >> this morning, from the oval office, president obama spoke to doctors without borders international president to apologize and express his condolences for the msf staff and patients who were killed and
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over the weekend. >> this doesn't change anything. we appreciate the expression of condolences but it doesn't change the fact that we have 22 dead patients and staff killed as a result of this attack ed attacked. >> reporter: the injured describe the bombing, the yelling like dooms day. >> when we make a mistake, we're honest about it, we own up to it. >> reporter: but for days, they kept changing their story, first saying u.s. troops were under fire, then saying they weren't and then saying afghan troops made the call. what started as a response to 9/11 now has the u.s. accused of a war crime, a war to last at least another year, may be much longer.
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and despite the apology, doctors without borders is still demanding the attack be investigated as a possible war crime. a deadly crash caught on camera. they say mattresses went loose causing a truck to lose control. it went over the guardrail, instantly bursting into flames and killing the driver. thick black smoke could be seen for miles. right now, south carolina beach communities are preparing for a second hit of flooding. this time from water flowing out from the inland. crews are dropping sand bags. some as big as 2,000 pounds to help fortify dams across the state. 62 are still being monitored. the death toll is up to 19. the most recent hap whnd a pick
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ve into a washed out gap. house republicans will meet to choose their candidate for the next speaker of the house. congressman webster is getting support from more conservative members. tracie potts is live in washington. what can we expect today? >> reporter: we're not sure. it looks like, when it comes to getting that vote at the end of the month, kevin mccartny hy may be in trouble. he's arer er r the number two under john boehner. and utah's jason jumped into this race later, announce ing he would be running for speaker. he's been an out spoken conservative voice within the party and then there's daniel
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known but now has the backing of the ultraconservative freedom caucus. they announced they will be voting together as a block, at least in this republican vote in favor of webster, not necessarily in the final vote. today is just the republican caucus. there's doubts that mccarthy can gelt the votes needed to become speaker, which could be embarrassing, because there's a republican majority in the house right now. >> thank you so much for that. an elected official in alabama has been released from jail after assaulting a reporter. it happened after he questioned about whether he eare zioned in light of several voter fraud. >> would you be willing to
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>> let me tell you something. >> is this commissioner was later arrested on assault charges. they say he's out on $500 bond. nbc meteorologist, bill karins has your thursday forecast for you. >> the only threatening weather is in west texas and along the new mexico border. upper level low bringing mois dmr ture into the same areas. and areas just to the east around san angelo. have to watch out for flooded roads in some of those wash areas. another one to three inches is possible as we go through the day. not too bad in new mexico today. so, that's the only really threatening weather. the other story is you knew that cooler weather from canada would
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push to the south. enjoy the warmth today, chicago, st. louis, and kansas city. you go from 80s, back into the 60s. the warm air will be isolated on friday and on aide saturday, you'll cool off. now a closer look at your day ahead. you can almost see where the cold front is. notice temperatures in the 60s in the dakotas. still very warm, dallas to shreveport and we'll deal with possible flash flooding threat from el paso to del rio. pretty nice thursday forecast overall. well, bad news for all you renters out there. we'll esks xplain. plus the
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particular case, we were searching for fellow professional mariners. yesterday, senate okays massive defense bill, send measure to obama. we're talking $612 billions. president obama has threatened to veto it for a separate war fighting account. and a united autoworkers strike was averted at chrysler. they reached a new four-year deal with the union. no details have been released. the stocks rose for the fourth straight day and later today, we'll get more clues on possible interest rate hikes. according to a new survey, landlords are raising rent by as much as 8%. and just ahead, imagine it. during a game. well, it happened to one young
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well, in sports, the away teams come up big in a wild card. it was arrieta who ruled the night, giving up only four hits and no walks. but in the seventh, tempers flared as pirates reliever drilled arrieta in the back side. there was lots of pushing and shoving. first baseman was ejected. and the cubies dexter fouler scored three times, also had a two-run homer. players celebrated big time on the field and in chicago, outside of rigly, the 4-0 victory electrified the people ep oplepeople. taking the mound for st. louis.
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leading the news in the new york times, officer in james blake arrest uses excessive force. this stems from an incident outside a manhattan hotel, where the officer mistook the tennis star for a criminal. and in u.s.a. today, a coach comes out of the closet. bryan university basketball coach has become the first
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he said his players responded to the news by telling him they loved him. and a semitruck seen rolling over on a highway. a white car cutting in front of the semi, sending it out of control and crashing it into the median wall. the driver of the truck was the only one was hit. the investigation continues. and it looks like time really is fun money. americans lose about $43 in lost pro productivity to the doctor's office. the majority of the visit was spent traveling to the office, filling out forms and sitting in a waiting room. well, nasa's flight launched a sounding rocket last night, called the black brant nine.
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could potentially be used in aerospace device programs. they can fly south as new mexico. great video there. have you ever seen a festival quite like this? yes, eight massive portable shrines. they squared off yesterday morning. the shrines way nearly 1500 pounds and were collided together while onlookers cheered. the tradition is centuries old and started as a way to pray for a rich harvest and business prosperity. and it looks like that hurts. >> a lot of males. >> a lot of males. >> in the video. >> and they ram and take over the one shrine -- >> and that's how tug of war started. now a time for the look ahead. the house republicans will need
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to choose a majority speaker. and happy birthday to nick canon, matt damon is 45, and comedy legend, chevy chase, turns . new this morning, a


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