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it's quite a different baseball world we are in. back to you guys. >> that'll do it for us. "nightly news" is next. tonight, miami zika alert. the extraordinary warning from the cdc telling pregnant women to avoid a popular area of the city, as activates an ergency response. the gop nominee continuing to star with a fallen sold year's family. hundreds of dramatic rescues, residents form a human chain, to save a woman trapped in her car. protecting the olympics, security forces deploy in rio, as half a million people pour in, four
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and hollywood uproar in the work, filmmakers charged with whitewashing history. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news with lester holt." good evening, there is an urgent and highly unusual new government warning out today for pregnant women as a jump in locally contracted cases inou florida. the ten newly identified cases are attributed to homegrown mosquitoes. right now, an aggressive zika testing program is under way there, along with a stepped up offensive against mosquitoes. even so health officials admit there's likely more undiagnosed cases. >> reporter: densely
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neighborhood is -- homegrown zika for a total of 14 cases makes it too dangerous. federal officials say there's more people with the virus but not knowing it because the symptoms can be mild. >> is there a place beyond this one-mile radius that needs to be looked at. advises women returning from the area not to get pregnant for 14 weeks. the branch family was just tested. >> my daughter's test is good, but my father, he has the zika. >> your pregnancy is going well. >> reporter: every patient this dr. saw today had the same worry. >> most of my patients are very anxious, this is their baby that we're talking about. >> reporter: the phones ringing with concerns too.
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connection with microcephaly. >> reporter: the control district now bearing down on a neighborhood one mile north of miami. and the zika carrying mosquito typically flies no more than one mile in either dprekation. florida's governor today criticizing congress for failing fight, the state putting up $26 million, but experts say that's not enough. >> we're going to make sure we fund our health department, we're going to make sure we have all the too manies we need. >> reporter: perhaps mosquitoes developing a resistance, some residents now hiring
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pregnant women or expectant parents. >> reporter: tonight the new york city health department has issued a travel warning to women coming to this portion of miami. meanwhile the florida department of health is now handing out supplies including insect repellent and mosquito netting. >> let me bring in the doctor from the nih, he's been called the foremost doesn't it stand to reason if it's in one neighborhood it could be in the next? >> it can and what the cdc is doing right now is very extensive surveillance and testing to see if that perimeter of the local outbreak cases that you showed on the diagram there are confined there. and if in fact we have cases that are in the further perimeter, they will then extend it, but experience in the past has shown
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such as dengue and other viruses, we don't take that for granted and we're not cavalier about it. that's why there's very extensive surveillance and very aggressive attempts at mosquito control. that's what's going on right now. but the cdc evaluates the s depending on what they find. now to new trouble for donald trump, as a new national poll shows hillary clinton surging to a nine point lead following the convention, while trump remains entangled in a pair of growing fire storms, including a battle with a mother and father who lost their son in iraq, pushing back against his rhetoric, trump also under scrutiny over
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vladimir putin. >> reporter: tonight donald trump looking to turn the conversation to terrorism as his critics keep it on questions about his temperament and his ability to comfort the families of the fallen, all of this now putting new pressure on republicans to answer for their nominees, as some trump supporters including here in columbus shrug it off. on stage, nothing new about the khans, but online, trump once star family for their blitzing broadcast to make their point. ghazala khan remembering the last time she saw her son. >> i love my son so i will be -- i will take care of them. >> reporter: celeste understands that pain, her son was also killed in iraq. >> in a way, they have already gone through
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mr. trump can say to them that will be more painful. >> reporter: just one of the gold star families lining up against the gop nominee. his pocket constitution, now an amazon best seller, paul ryan even posing with one, a subtle dig. wondering how the republicans can continues to support wortsds for donald trump. saying the nominee is not unact companied by those -- we have seen this before, caught in controversy again and again, calling some mexicans rapists, questioning john mccain's war hero status, criticizing a mexican american judge, only that seemed to do damage, this may not. >> there's a lot bigger issues in my view than being overly
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or one family. >> if he cannot capture independence and moderate republicans in swing states, he has no hope of victory in november. >> reporter: late today trump summoning reporters trying to change the topic, dealing with this controversy like so many others, on his terms and his alone. halle jackson. >> reporter: i'm katy tur, donald trump he doesn't know about world affairs. >> putin is not going to go into the ukraine, you can mark it down, you can take it any way you wanted. >> he's already there, isn't he? >> he's there in a certain way. russia going into the ukraine, i said very simply, they're not goes to do it on my watch, essentially. >> reporter: in the same interview, trump
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ukraine. >> the people of crimea would rather be with russia than alone. >> he said we would look into giving, acknowledging the annexation of crimea, he said he would stop talking about democracy and human rights, he said he would re-evaluate our and our allies. . >> reporter: trump is now distant. >> i have no relationship with putin. i don't think i have ever met him. i have never met him. >> katie tur, mechanicsburg, pennsylvania.
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a rally a while ago. and he challenged trump in a duel for his tangs returns. >> i want to make him an offer, i hope he can't refuse. i would be delighted to meet him any place, any time between now and election, i'll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return, nobody's going to arrest him. there are no rules against showing your tax returns. and just let people ask questions about there. >> buffett's fellow millionaires have already endorsed clinton. now a flash flood being called a 1,000-year event destroying a maryland city. at least two people have been killed and dozens of others had to be rescued from the rushing waters. >> reporter: these devastating images are
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street in this historic city. just 48 hours prior, rushing floodwaters swallowed the town. >> there's people in the water. >> reporter: destroying everything in their path. these residents formed a human chain to save a woman trapped in home run car. >> i'm just glad that we managed to save her. >> reporter: more than 100 people rescued, but at least two dead. 36-year-old jessica batoulla. as severe weather hit the area saturday night, six inches fell in just two hours, causing water to surge down main street. >> it was so fast. i -- it was
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to evaluate the damages to her coffee shop. >> to experience the terror of the people. >> all of this was cars everywhere. >> reporter: nbc news was taken deep inside the destruction zone. >> this is ground zero, it's safe to say that they're all damaged by some degree of water. >> reporter: now more rain is expected this evening, which could add to the devastation. maryland. we're learning more about the hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people in texas. court records show multiple drunk driving convictions that didn't allow him to drive a car but said nothing about piloting a hot air balloon. >> reporter: these urgent calls to 911. >> i don't know what
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tractor has backfired and it's on fire. >> reporter: 16 dead, including a newly married couple. holly smith huckabee and her friends, and the pilot skip nicholls. >> to me it just seemed they couldn't climb, they were stuck right above the tree line. >> reporter: the balloon launched saturday morning, traveling only eight miles before striking high tension power lines and crashing just benooth them. called away from the accident scene, it appeared that the pilot was trying to land. >> you can control a balloon somewhat by opening and closing vents, and the top vent was open which is consistent with a landing maneuver. >> reporter: the pilot has had four dwi convictions in missouri, the latest in 2010. and he was ineligible to drive until 2020. the ntsb says hazy
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the ntsb recommended greater oversight of hot air balloon operators two years ago, but the ntsb rejected that. olympic safety fears, we're with security teams launching a major show of force by land, sea and air, as hundreds of thousands of
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just four days from now brazil will host it's first olympic games. olympic fans are pouring into rio and after a series of deadly terrorist attacks here and abroad, how safe can the city be? miguel has toured the city from the ground, air and in rio, a show of force, with a security team of 88,000, brazil is taking no chances. >> this is a major site, a major target, we know jihadis have wanted to hit this site and have actually called for that. >> reporter: excitement is also building. >> it's surreal, i still don't believe it. >> reporter: 80% of tickets sold.
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racing to get ready, but mother nature isn't helping, there are still health concerns over contaminated water, especially at the sailing and rowing venues, though officials say the water is safe for competition. meantime federal police are watching more than just the shoreline. with four different a agencies working this will be on alert. overhead, more firepower, a constant presence in the air. this police force with its team of nine helicopters will be crisscrossing the air throughout the games, 200 members here in the air and on the ground will be sending tactical images back to central command, the eyes in the sky above rio. this is where intelligence is analyzed and shared with teams from around
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operation under way and officials say there is no room for error. miguel almaguer, nbc news, rio. and this program note, this broadcast moves to rio, beginning thursday night, we'll be live with olympic coverage throughout the games. don't let dust and allergens get between you and life's beautiful moments. flonase gives you more complete allergy relief.
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>> reporter: the moment, 50 years ago today, a gunman opened fire from that perch. 17 people were killed in what's considered to be the country's first modern day mass shooting. it's by coincidence today that a new texas law goes into effect allowing concealed carry at public universities across the state. there will be some restrictions, at ut austin, guns won't be allowed in bars, dorm rooms and sporting >> i think it's a great idea, because i feel safer with other people having guns. >> i think it just creates an uneasiness on campus that wasn't there before. >> reporter: texas becomes the eighth state to allow concealed weapons on college campuses, while 18 states down right outlaw the practice. the architecture of ut resigned. >> we understand the
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finally tonight, he can be seen in theaters now as jason bourne, matt damon -- we go inside the uproar. whitewashing, matt damon under fire for his role in next year's movie "white wall." we have to stopper pet waiting the racist myth that only a white man can save the world. our heroes don't look like matt damon.
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the most -- steven plays a mercenary who slays dragons and monsters. john defended the casting of damon, telling nbc, this is an english language film, this is a hollywood monster movie and needs to be made in that style. but woo isn't buying it, detailing that money is a lame excuse, citing the chinese investors. white actors pla nothing new. mickey rooney was the landlord in breakfast at tiffanys. emma stone played a chinese pilot in allow what. the criticism comes after the oscars were -- social media campaign, oscar so white. >> we want to see more opportunities for actors of colors and stories about people of color. putting the pressure on hollywood to flip
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. 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 watching
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first lady exposed. the donald's surprising reaction to the front-page stories today. >> now on "extra." ? ? screaming headline everyone is talking about just uncovered. naked melania pics. will they derail the donald? >> it's part of her past. >> his last interview about melania before she became mrs. trump. >> she's as beautiful as she is inside as she is outside. and dancing duo kym johnson

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