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good morning. homestretch. clinton and trump kick their campaigns into high gear. >> hillary clinton would be a disaster. >> every time i think about trump i get allergic. >> clinton up six points overall electoral map shows an even tougher mountain for trump to climb. withust 63 days to go can he turn things around? not over yet. hermine churning up more high winds and dangerous whip rip currents. warnings still in effect. beaches in new york closed for a third day. glitch in the system. overnight a major airline's glitch in the check-in system.
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back on track for tens of thousands of passengers. destroyed. an iconic landmark tipped over. the incident caught on tape and the search is on to track down those vandals, "today," september 6th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. tuesday morning. it's september 6th. it's after labor day. i want to tell myself there's another side to that story with those people knocking over that ancient rock sculpture. >> if our show can accomplish one thing today maybe that tape will help authorities figure out who those people are. we'll tell you more about that coming up in just a while. hard to fathom.
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just 63 days to go now. hillary clinton and donald trump locking into a fierce battle to the finish beginning the post-labor day push by barnstorming key battleground states. we have it all covered. let's start with national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. here we finally are post-labor day. alas the start of the homestretch. this is where things stand this morning. our brand new nbc news survey monkey poll shows this race is effectively holding steady. clinton maintaining a six-point lead over trump. as candidates and allies furiously fight for every last vote. just 63 days to go for hillary clinton and donald trump. no time for a holiday. new this morning, the latest nbc news battleground map shows despite narrowing poll numbers, clinton retains a significant electoral advantage over trump. monday the two converging on the key state of ohio. the planes sitting just yards apart. >> i am so happy to have all of
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unwilling to answer reporters' questions, for the first time she invited the press on her newly decorated plane. expressing serious concern that russia is tampering with the u.s. election to help elect trump. >> we never had a foreign adversarial power be already involved in our electoral process. we've never had a nominee of one of our major par u russians to hack more. >> trump also briefly allowing reporters onboard his jet adding uncertainty to his immigration plan, refusing to rule out granting legal status for undocumented immigrants. >> we'll make that decision into the future. >> kicking off a fierce final two months of campaigning for team clinton, it's all hands on deck. joe biden and tim kaine together in pennsylvania. former rival bernie sanders in
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clinton on the trail in detroit, michigan. after a few weeks of fund-raising, hillary clinton is back to courting voters. joking about a coughing fit. >> every time i think about trump, i get allergic. >> trump's campaign manager pouncing on twitter. must be allergic to media. and now to the media and just as pam bondi was investigating trump university for fraud. >> she's a fine person. never spoke to her. never. >> bondi ultimately chose not to investigate. the trump campaign says the money was a clerical error. trump and his allies are making pay to play allegations against clinton arguing there was an improper relationship between her state department and clinton foundation. clinton again this weekend
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the candidates face their first true face-off. the first of the three presidential debates now less than three weeks away. trump will be there. matt and savannah. >> thank you very much. let's dive further into what clinton and trump are planning for the final stretch. nicolle wallace and mark halperin join us. well rested. looking good. let me start with you, mark. what does he need to focus on over the next 63 days. what does he need to avoid? >> focus on making the election about change and the economy. have a great first debate and start running tv ads in some of these states. he needs to avoid having focus on him over the flaps and controversy he creates on a regular basis. >> how would you answer the same question, nicole? >> he needs to be more normal. he's been a weird political figure.
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the campaign spends more days on offense which is attacking the other side which means that campaign almost always wins. he has an opportunity to be on offense because there are -- the electorate has questions about hillary clinton's judgment. and there is the fbi in the news about dumping the investigation of the server. he instead got himself embroiled he cannot resist the temptation to take a cheap shot at other republicans. >> let's switch over now. hillary clinton and her campaign. what must she focus on and what must she avoid? >> she has to undermine any sense that people have that donald trump is a safe choice. people want change. what they don't want is risky change. she needs to relentlessly point out to this guy that he's not prepared. she also has to sell herself and what kind of president she will be. she needs to avoid errors that highlight people's lack of faith in her that she would change things and that she's
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>> i'm drafting behind matt's question. >> that's obvious today. >> i have a mananiacal job. i have an obsession with the first debate. she's done a really good job painting him as a little bit of a lunatic. and if he seems milder than what she's told people he would be like, he could succeed simply by reading the phone book in a mellow voice. caricature him to a point where he takes the stage with her and looks, you know, normal. >> do you look at these debates as a huge inflection point? the media always hypes the debates. this time it's true? >> these will be worldwide events. this campaign is the o.j. simpson trial of political campaigns. the first debate will be the kaelin testimony. i think these debates will be the moment where the public
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any benefits by low expectations? >> he does. the clinton campaign is concerned about this. they are worried if he shows up and doesn't drool on himself, it will be a huge win. he needs to come to the first debate and reassure people that he's a plausible person the american people can be proud of. that's what he's trying to do. a look at his whole life. >> i don't know why i always love the swallows returning to capastrano, but i do. congress back in session after a long recession. one of the topics we're going to hear about in the coming months or weeks is the possible shutdown of the government again. how might that play into the campaign, the race, nicolle? >> i think this whole republican side of the race at least was about outsiders. i think to the degree that the men and women in washington look like typical gridlock insiders, i think that could serve trump's interest.
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they don't like the way washington works. if washington looks dysfunctional and he says i can fix it and she can't because she's part of the problem, that would be an advantage for him for sure. >> nicolle, mark, thank you. a reminder tomorrow night both clinton and trump will take part in our special live prime time forum from nbc news and iraq and afghanistan veterans of america. the focus, issues that would confront them as commander in chief. you can see it at 8:00 eastern here on nbc and msnbc. in the meantime, trouble from hermine is far from over. the storm that caused trouble over the holiday weekend is lingering over the east coast and another day of rough surf is on tap. let's go to al. he's got the latest. good morning to you. >> this video you're looking at is from a beach house that caught fire and the winds there along the rhode island beach so difficult for the firefighters to fight. you can see the trees blowing. this house a total loss. thankfully nobody was at home. we'll deal with winds like that again.
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we've been talking about hermine or at least starting as invest 99l for 20 days. you can see it just barely by thursday morning starts to clear south of montauk, long island. we are going to see strong winds today. right now winds 20 to 30 miles an hour and that will continue during the day today blowing and the possibility of coastal flooding from norfolk to ocean city and then as you move to the north, long island into providence with minor to moderate flooding from high tide. we're also talking about a hurricane down in the eastern pacific that may cause flooding to your hometown in tucson. >> we don't get a lot of
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>> that's something you don't hear about often. >> we'll talk about that in the next half hour. >> thank you very much. overnight president obama kicked off an historic visit to laos becoming the first u.s. president to ever visit that country. nbc's ron allen is traveling with the president. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama said the united states has a moral obligation to help the people of laos recover from a horrible legacy of the vietnam war. millions of unexploded bombs killing and maiming nearly half a century later. an historic moment in laos as president obama becomes the first sitting u.s. president to visit this tiny land locked nation of just 6 million people that america bombed so heavily during the vietnam war. >> whatever the cause, whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll. especially on innocent men, women and children. >> reporter: the president announcing the u.s. will spend
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help clear millions of bombs that did not explode. the president here as laos hosts a summit of southeast asian nations where mr. obama abruptly canceled a meeting with the philippine president duterte after a vulgar insult when he thought mr. obama would criticize for thousands of killings of drug lords since duterte came to power. today through a spokesman, he apologized. for president obama in china where he locked horns with russian leader vladimir putin, an intense 90-minute face to face over syria. perhaps their last while obama is in office. the two unable to agree on a cease-fire. here in laos while attending the summit, president obama will visit a relief agency that helps victims of the bombings. the government in laos says it will help step up efforts to help find remains of u.s. troops.
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>> all right, ron. thank you very much. breaking overnight, a travel nightmare for tens of thousands of british airways passengers. a computer failure led to long lines and hours long delays at airports around the world. employees had to manually check in passengers at airports from seattle to chicago. it delayed dozens of london-bound flights. passengers used social media to complain and reach out to the airline for answers. there was still some delays at london's heathrow airport this morning and british airwayis encouraging customers to check-in online before they reach the airport. lawmakers go back to work on capitol hill today returning from a seven-week recess. they have a long to-do list. one thing that congress has to do in the coming months, pass legislation that would prevent a government shutdown. both chambers will have fewer than 20 days to complete the work before taking off for their month-long election season recess.
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combat the zika virus and moving forward with anti-terrorism package. outspoken conservative spokesperson has died. phyllis schlafly rose to prominence in the '60s promoting family values. she helped found the eagle forum political group. her son says she died of cancer monday at her home in st. louis. phyllis schlafly 9 for the first time since his controversial early release, we're now seeing former stanford swimmer brock turner back home in ohio. his sexual assault conviction and sentencing sparked national outrage and is now leading to new protests. nbc's gadi schwartz has the latest on that. gadi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. in the next couple hours brock turner is expected to report here to the local sheriff's department where he'll have to register as a sex offender. at that point the sheriff will send out postcards to all of his neighbors alerting them that a sex offender is moving in nearby
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this small community already know he's here. this is one of the first images of brock turner taken exclusive by the daily mail showing turner back at his parents' home in suburban ohio just days after serving three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman near a dumpster on stanford campus after a fraternity party. the picture taken amid an unwelcome homecoming. protesters others armed with guns protesting the day turner was released. >> i just think that he should not be hiding in his parents' house. he should be in prison paying for what he did. >> reporter: turn he turner's father seen in the pictures here mowing the lawn outside that house over the weekend. dan turner made headlines after urging a judge for leniency saying that prison time would be
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lenient who called for removal of the judge in the case, himself a stanford alum. the judge now battling a recall to remove him from the bench while turner will regularly have to report to the local sheriff and probation officers. >> he'll be assigned a probation officer from the ohio adult parole authority. they will put certain restrictions on what he can and can't do outside the realm of registering as a sex offender. >> for the next three years, turner will undergo random drug tests, must stay away from alcohol and as a sex offender cannot live within 1,000 feet of a school. >> there are schools everywhere. it's a problem. it makes us uncomfortable being so close to someone who literally ruined this girl's life. >> reporter: turner once a promising swimmer has been banned from swimming competitively. he's also been banned from stanford's campus. at this point there's no word on whether he may try to enroll in a school or college back home here in ohio. matt, back to you. >> gadi schwartz, thank you very
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forecast. is this where we get to hear about the hurricane in tucson? >> that's coming up at 7:30. in the meantime, we have a lot to talk about around much of the country. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it's going to start heating up in the mid-atlantic states, ohio river valley and the gulf coast. we're looking at heavier showers and thunderstorms up in the upper mississippi river valley and we'll be talking about that flood threat in the southwest coming up in just a little bit. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30
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>> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, vandals topple a popular landmark. how police are now trying to track that group down. the start of a special rossen report series to help you beat the morning traffic rush. okay. which gps systems and apps will actually get you to your destination the fastest? we'll try them out.
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we're back now. 7:30 on a tuesday morning. it's the 6th day of september, 2016. giving our crowd some well deserved facetime. we'll get out and say hello in a little while. >> has that first day of school feeling, doesn't it? good to have you along. the post-labor day push begins and hillary clinton's national lead over donald trump remains steady. according to the nbc news survey monkey weekly election tracking poll out this morning, clinton remains up 48% to 42%. new york beaches closed again today because of hermine. the storm is producing dangerous rip currents along the northeast coastline as it continues to spin offshore.
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williams reached the quarterfinals of the u.s. open and made history in the process. 308th victory in grand slam matches so she's now surpassed roger federer for the most of all-time. here's the story we told but at the top of the show. police are on the hunt for a group of vandals caught on camera destroying a popular rock formation at a state park along the oregon coast. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has that story. >> reporter: the short video clip shows come crashing down. and what sounds like the words "got it." this is what oregon's state police and parks department are reviewing this morning. what appears to be an apparent act of vandalism at a famous sandstone that until now have stood for generations.
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destination, the iconic pedestal is cape kiwanda stood on a landscape more than 18 million years old. a picture perfect spot for newlyweds or to watch the sunset into the sea. the parks department thought the seven-foot tall ten-foot wide rock formation known as the duck bill collapsed naturally. that is until david kalas posted this video. >> i confronted one of them. the first thing that came out of the person'sth to was it was a safety hazard. one of their buddies apparently broke their leg on top of the rock. >> reporter: it's hardly the first time we've seen nature's beauty toppled. two years ago two boy scout leaders were given a year probation and fined after they shoved over a 170 million year old rock formation.
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restitution after posting a photo of her name carved into a red rock wall in sedona, arizona. this morning in arkansas, it's unclear if anyone will face charges or a fine. a spectacular sandstone that stood the test of time until it was toppled in seconds. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news. >> imagine everything it withstood for 18 million years and then that. >> sometimes stories lead you good thing because this is live television. >> how about that weather. >> how about that weather. we are talking about a hurricane making its way in through the eastern pacific just about ready to make landfall in cabo san lucas. you can see it will bring moisture up into the southwest from texas all of the way into arizona. a flood threat for the southwest.
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flood watches through tomorrow for arizona, new mexico, and texas. some places picking up three to five inches of rain. if this makes it up as a tropical system, it will be only the fourth time that a tropical or depression has made it into the tucson area. the last one, 1992. tropical storm lester. you can see there's the flood threat. risk of strong storms later today in valley. next half hour we'll talk about the heat that's going to be coming into the east. we are also watching again hermine trying to get the heck
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>> don't forget, get that weather any time you need it. check out the weather channel on cable. >> thank you for the forecast for my mommy. appreciate it. just ahead on trending, what men spend three weeks of their lives waiting on their better halves to do. >> another thing we you on live television. first, a special rossen report to help you beat the rush. >> we're going back to work and school and we're hitting the roads and traffic is terrible again. are you taking the fastest route? my producer and i that was invigorating! you're probably wondering why i've just carved a giant wooden tiger.
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helping you beat the traffic rush. >> jeff ranieri is here helping us cut down the time and aggravation in the car. >> they won't let me inside. summer is over. we're back to school. back to work. the roads, they are getting ugly. here on 49th street outside of our studio. are you taking the fastest route to work or spending too much time caught in traffic. this morning, we'll save you time on your morning commute. we're tg navigation apps on our way into work. we'll see what will get us here the fastest. it's a traffic nightmare. bumper to bumper. with no relief for miles but can your gps or smartphone really get you out of this? okay. we're setting up a driving challenge of our own to see if those apps will save us time on our morning commute. right now we're on long island.
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headquarters at 30 rock in new york city. here with my producers lindsey and josh, josh is going to use the regular in car gps. lindsey is going to be using apple minneapolis. the icon on your iphone. and i'm going to use the waze app. we'll see who gets there first. everyone get in your cars. right away waze is diverting me on the look at this. i'm flying by all this traffic. look at highway traffic. look at me. love it. but josh's car gps just programmed for the shortest route steers him straight onto the highway. >> we are crawling in right now. i still have 39 miles to go on this highway. >> over in lindsey's car, she programs apple maps for shortest time but for some reason it
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highway too. >> it's like a parking lot out here. >> smooth sailing with waze. love it if it works. taking me down back roads and onto another highway. josh, he's not moving much at all. >> more brake lights. >> take a look at lindsey now. suddenly apple maps is guiding her on clear r smooth sailing through the tunnel. let's see what happens when we get out. >> lindsey is back in the game. waze is taking me another way. miles away from lindsey's tunnel. >> i haven't been stuck in traffic at all. a lot of twist and turns but i always kept moving which feels better. sitting in traffic is the worst. now it's a race to the finish line. >> just a few more blocks to go.
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who's is going to be? at the nbc studios and take a look. no sign of josh or lindsey. i'm the first one here. waze wins. now i wait and wait. come on already, i could have had two coffees by now. here comes lindsey. nine minutes after us. i bet she thinks she won. we beat you by nine minutes. >> wow. >> but where's josh? go. >> he's already pushing 20 minutes past me already. >> remember, his car gps is taking him on the shortest route, not necessarily the fastest. >> he finally decided to make it. he is here 30 minutes on the nose past me. a full half hour. >> are you kidding? that seemed to take forever. i'm so glad to be here. >> it really pays off.
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work, you could be getting coffee doing a lot of things. >> sleeping. >> nice job, guys. thanks for roughing it. >> in our experiment both apple maps and waze saved us time. the cool thing the traffic information is crowd sourced so it's fellow drivers performing realtime data. here's another quick tip. no matter what gps you use or app go, into the settings. make sure it's on the shortest time instead of the distance. as you can see the fastest route isn't necessarily the shortest. for goodness sake, how are you? thank you for coming by. can i come in already? i get to work and i can't come in. they tell me to come back outside. >> you just stay where you are. what do you have coming up tomorrow? >> does that hurt by the way? turning that way. >> i'm good. it just looks that way. >> tomorrow morning, the great escape continues after dealing with that traffic, you'll need a vacation. we got you covered. we'll show you where you can get the biggest deals right now
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we found some amazing prices where i can go on the water slides and you can do whatever you want. we're talking about locations, luxury resorts, airlines where you can travel like a rock star on a budget. we're naming names. that's tomorrow right here on "today." >> all right. >> see you in a few minutes. >> thank you very much. coming up, what oprah is saying about new rumors that she's getting married. and carson shows us what one woman did for her son that just earned her the nickname supermom right after this. everyone knows someone who's lost weight on weight watche. octors. my mom does it, my sister does it. so what do they do? they go and change everything. are they crazy?! but guess what? it worked! it. worked. weight watchers members have lost 15% more weight in the first two months on the beyond the scale program than on our previous program. i am the better version of myself. this isn't a diet; this is a lifestyle change that works. join for free and get a free starter kit. hurry, offer ends september 19th.
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cars in the parking lot. she went back home and soon enough she and her son were in best dad disguise. she was met with cheers from parents and teachers. enjoying a doughnut at the event and helped put on that mustache. i know seeing other dads with their kids isn't easy for mine but it's life. at least i can do whatever it ke face. #no excuses. no information about where the father is but the post went viral. i don't know you but what i do know is your son's face tells it all. he might not have it all but he has everything in you. feel-good story in texas. wouldn't be surprised if this ends up in your inbox today. >> i like that one.
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carson, thank you very much. coming up, you have to see how hoda made this woman's bucket list dream come true and later on. to joey with love, rory feek opening up about losing his wife to cancer and caring for their young daughter. we'll catch up with him right after your loc i'll call you back. is this my car? state farm knows that for every one of those moments... what? this is ridiculous! there's one of these... sam, i gotta go... is this my car? what? this is ridiculous! this can't be happening! oh, it's happening sweetheart. oh, it's happening sweetheart. shut up! shut up! that's why state farm is there, what a day... with car insurance, for when things go wrong.
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? it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, faith, love, and loss. ? opening the window ? >> we go inside the motional journey of country stars joey and laurie feek as they document joey's life and death struggle with cancer and the birth of their daughter as lori joins us live in studio 1-a to share their story with the world. ? plus, grandma's wish granted. hoda helps one deserving woman check off her bucket list.
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>> with a surprise spin in a monster truck taking her on a ride she'll never forget. and roasting rob lowe. >> you tried to take the air out of my retirement announcement so fast you can probably get a job as tom brady's ball boy. the best moments from the hilarious event and wlat actor is now saying about being the butt of all those jokes. today, tuesday, september 6th, ? >> hello from minnesota! >> we're from alabama slam go eagles! >> good morning, texas! hook'em horns! >> i'm feeling 22!
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? >> good to have you here. >> you have a great story this morning. helping deserving folks check something off their bucket list. so we're surprising people. we had this mom today. you're going to love her story. we'll talk to her in just a second. the reaction is awesome. i can't wait to see. this. >> also, day two of breaking to day. and with help from our friends at begin he is world records this guy is about to attempt the fastest escape from a
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laying around just in case. >> we always have one. >> it comes in handy. >> all right. we'll watch that happen live. first on this tuesday morning, it's time forpt news at 8:00. >> we begin with the race for the ite house. hillary clinton heads to battleground florida later today. our latest nbc news survey shows clinton holding on this her lead. she's up six points nationally over trump. she is still facing tough questions about her the clinton foundation. all of that giving trump an ong to pounce. >> hillary clinton trying to turn the page on the issues still dogging her campaign. barnstorming in ohio and illinois monday. >> we're going to run a campaign of issues not insults. >> and answering tough questions on her new press plane. andrea mitchell asking why she told the fbi she couldn't
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>> the fact i couldn't remember certain meetings, whether or not they had occurred doesn't in any way affect the commitment that i had and still have to the treatment of classified material. >> reporter: clinton's health also making headlines. after this coughing fit monday which she made light of. >> every time i think about trump, git allergic. >> reporter: clinton telling reporters it is just seasonal allergies. it comes with republican conspiracy theories about her health. >> i'm not concerned about the conspiracy theories. there are so many of them i lost track of them. so i pay no attention to them. >> reporter: a sign of the escalating race clinton's plane and donald trump's on a cleveland tarmac at the same time monday. although trump isn't traveling with his reporters permanently onboard, he did answer some questions trying to clarify his immigration policy. >> to become a citizen, you're
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back in. >> reporter: later, accusing clinton of not looking presidential. >> she looks presidential. >> reporter: clinton's running mate attacked. >> here's my prediction. tend of the second term of hillary clinton, donald trump will still be saying that very same thing as he's hawking bottled water somewhere. >> reporter: clinton yesterday also accused russia of meddling in the u.s. election and today she is hitting trump on foreign her campaign releasing a tough new ad highlighting some of the trorvegstial comments that donald trump has made about veterans. trump answering announcing will 88 retired generals and admirals are now support him. this ahead of the nbc news commander in chief meeting later tonight. >> all right. thank you very much. president obama pledged $90
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unexploded bombs in laos. they dumped two million bombs on laos in vietnam. they still kill or maim people every year. the president didn't apologize but the u.s. has a moral obligation to help heal lasting wounds of that war. he's in laos to strengthen u.s. diplomatic ties. >> the president appeared to drop a proposal this would have ruled out any first strikes about it united states. according to the "new york times," this question o abandoning that first strike option came up repeatedly this summer. the president does want to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the u.s. strategy. but defense and state department officials argue that such a move could signal a lack of resolve by the u.s. at a time when russia and china are more greasive. >> i want to tell you about a bizarre story in california where a former san francisco 49ers player was arrest ford attacking two men at a hotel after he apparently entered the wrong room.
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you can see bruce miller stumbling down a walk way with a bloodied face. police say miller tried to enter the wrong room at a marriott hotel and got into an altercation with a 70-year-old man and his son. both of those men were taken to a local hospital with officials saying the elder man suffered broken bones. police say miller then ran off to a motel across the street. miller faces several fell on i didn't remember charges and was released by the 49ers on mond. up next, proof that being a ball boy can be a difficult and painful job. >> i wonder thu one ends. >> plus, a grand encore. how barbara streisand added more history to that legendary career. >> of course she did. and their wish is my command. how we're turning bucket list dreams into reality for some deserving viewers.
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we're back. it's 8:11. "trending" time people. nothing like "trending" party. what is one of the most irritating things about shopping? i know you like to shop. >> waiting around. if you're sitting there >> when someone else is shopping? >> nothing to do. >> a new study that shows that men spend on average per year the equivalent of three weeks of their lives waiting for their wives or girlfriends to shop. sorry. my facts were wrong. three weeks of their lives waiting. >> i was going to say a year. >> three weeks of their lives
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waiting 20 minutes. 40 minutes a month. >> they spent two weeks answering the question does this make my butt look bad. >> i don't mind shopping with someone if they don't mind i can go outside when i'm bored. i'll be right here. >> they could put a small bar kiosk. >> i don't like to shop with anyone. definitely not my husband. >> worst part of shopping for me is we would drive into the parking lot and our parents would see a spot and they would make u stand there with three kids holding the spot. >> when i got my driver's license, my dad said you're taking your mother shopping. you want the car. here you go. you take her shopping. >> it all makes sense now. >> it's been a tough couple days for ball boys in professional sports. let's start with the u.s. open. sometimes on "trending" the video really needs no explanation. just watch. firing off a serve where no
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the ball speed 123 miles per hour. insert joke here, matt lauer. >> need this job. >> knock the wind out of you moment. things weren't better for the oakland a's ball boy. the team relies on him to catch foul balls because there's no wall to protect players in the great dive. hits the wall and then ricocheting off the back of pitcher chris smith's head. he did not look happy. threw the towel down. >> you have to make that play, kid. come on. >> a for effort. >> get a better jump on the ball. >> what park still has pitcher sitting out there? >> a lot of them do.
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start." >> is oprah ready to marry her partner of 30 years? they say oprah is in the middle of planning a dream wedding complete with a vera wang dress and a $4 million honeymoon. someone forgot to share those details with oprah. six people who know we well have called today congratulating me or surpr invited. it's not true. the great barbra streisand, just scored her 11th number one album. it's called "encore." singing with celebrities like jamie fox and melissa mccarthy. she's tied for third for the artist with the number one albums. pretty amazing.
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with a few burns. last night he became the next celebrity to be roasted. these are only two we can show you on morning tv. >> it's not easy being rob. he said being so handsome made it difficult for him to find meaningful roles. i wanted to ask brad pitt about that but he was so busy acting in meaningful consistently on is twitter with i is surprising because you've never mastered one character let alone 140. >> "snl" released a compilation of best sketches. the pope insists on always being in a soundproof glass box. >> there you go. that's your "pop start."
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facebook page. you see outside the window folks with umbrellas and actually some remnants, some rain, from hermine, making its way. you can see it spinning around. hermine will not get out of here. been talking about it for 20 days. 65-mile-per-hour winds. it eventually heads out to sea but not before causing problems in beach erosion. we also have sg great lakes. we've got a risk of strong storms from green bay to des moines with a risk of isolated tornado and heavy rain from missouri all of the way stretching up into parts of wisconsin and also minnesota as
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>> heading out the door, check us out on "today" show radio. as we all ow really good at surprising people. >> loves to do this. we saw her skills on full display last fall as part of make your "today" story. we commissioned her to give us another series. this week she's bringing us hoda's bucket list granted. what is this about? >> love this one. everyone has things they're dying to do in their lives and for most people those dreams would be impossible to achieve so we thought why not pull some "today" show strings and help a
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something off their bucket list. all were nominated by their loved ones and none had a clue it was coming. >> she's going to see hoda first and then us? >> sisters, erin, kelly and meredith, hatched an elaborate skin involving shards of broken glass to witness mom do this. >> my god. >> my mom just gives and gives and gives and asking for nothing in return. >> she has an amazing heart. she loves people. she loves to help. >> it would be so nice for her to have something just for her. >> my mom is this funny, proper grandmother but yet she has this thing with monster trucks. even when she sees someone with a jacked up truck on the road, that would be so fun to drive. >> only thing she's done close
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and pushed dirt around but she loved it. >> to grant this bucket list wish and get grandma behind the wheel, we enlist mark hall, driver of the 5 ton boeheimith. >> go ahead. this is your spot. i'm going to be over here. so you'll be able to see your mom is going to be back there. >> it's going take her a minute to process. when she sees a monster truck and realizes that hoda is there for her, she's going to freak out. >> you are very, very handsome. >> cheryl thinks she's coming to the fairgrounds to visit the horses. after a few moments, they notice our set. cheryl doesn't want to interrupt
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they come from high and low -- cheryl. how are you? >> fine. >> hi, mommy. >> you're here. >> all of your girls got together and they told us what an amazing person you are. so we have a plan for you today. >> i will ask questions later. >> we do have surprises in store. >> en route, i chat with cheryl about her >> i'm so proud of them. >> she has no idea they are all waiting steps away. >> why are you crying, nana? >> because you cry when you're happy. >> remember cheryl is oblivious to what's coming next. >> you have a lot of things on your bucket list.
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might have one. mark, start her up. >> oh my god. >> that is your monster truck. >> i love them. i think it's the noise. i think it's just that they are so huge and ridiculous looking. my favorites right now are the raminator. >> should we go for a >> we should. are you driving? >> this is your bucket list. there's your ride. >> park. you have reverse. neutral. >> how do you start it? >> what is happening?
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>> what? >> nice job. >> do you want me to do some wheelies? >> how did that feel? >> wow. >> are you ready for more? >> she's ready for more. >> this is your test drive. here we go. go slow and crunch those cars. yes. yes. >> got a couple doors and things. >> you knocked them around. >> where is all your family? where did they go? >> it is your next target. you are going to ride over and demolish those cars. >> my god. >> don't worry, cheryl is riding shotgun on this one. >> start your engines. >> here we go.
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i can't look. i think i would like to do 10 or 12 more cars. >> i just want her to know that we remember everything she says and everything she does for us. >> and how loved she is by every single person in this family. >> i hope that this makes her day or week or year. >> >> there she is. >> like an astronaut coming home from the moon. >> what i learned from cheryl is that it's not just about crossing something off a list. it's about who's there beside you when you do it. >> love that family so much. you guys, you don't want to miss tomorrow. we catch up with a team and cast of hundreds and give one viewer
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she freaks out. >> can we go back to the raminator for a second. were those her family cars? >> they were junkers. >> her grandsons little cars she ran over? >> we brought those with us. >> let's just crush some cars. >> go big, baby. >> thank you. coming up, blink and you're going to miss this. this guy is going to try to break his own record for the fastest straitjacket escape
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we're back now 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's the 6th day of september. i'll hold that for you. you shouldn't have to hold that. carson, sneak in here. al, you're >> some of the people here extending holiday weekend. >> i would imagine. >> nice to have you with us. >> one of the nice folks asked me how old charlie was. i don't exactly know. he's ten weeks old for those who might be curious. >> gained seven pounds since he joined us. >> don't try this at home. illusionist lucas wilson will attempt to break his own
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escaping from a straitjacket while dangling from chains. >> our pal elizabeth is in the kitchen with a one skillet dinner that will become your family favorite. >> that's cornbread crust. that looks really good. >> i saw sausage. we look forward to that. just ahead, a story that has touched so many people. we'll talk to country singer rory feek about how he's honoring his wife joey six months afte cancer. >> first a check of the weather from this guy right here. >> let's show you what we've got going on. so we're talking about hermine. starts off day one august 1st faced dry air. didn't think it would do much. we'll take a look by day seven interacting with the leeward islands. hanging tough. we move to august 28th, day 11. becomes tropical depression number 9. it keeps going into the gulf and begins hermine on day 14 and
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florida on day 16. september 2nd. and here we go. making its way out into the atlantic and now it's september 6th, day 20, and we can't get rid of this thing. that's why it's windy and wet here in the northeast. real brisk breeze blowing. that's what's going on around
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>> it might be a little difficult. >> good luck. guys, back to you. >> al, thank you so much. back in march 40-year-old country singer joey feek lost her long battle with cancer. her husband, rory, chronicled their emotional journey and he's sharing it with the world. we'll talk to him in just a moment. first, how his wife's story captured the hearts of millions. >> i'm sure mighty excited about everything. >> yes, i am too. >> grammy rory and joey feek were at peak of their career in 2014 when they decided to take a break. they were expecting their first child and wanted to live a simpler life on their tennessee farm. soon their daughter, indiana, was born. but just a few months later the couple learned joey had cancer and that their newborn baby girl had down syndrome.
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surprise. we knew that god had given us the baby that he wanted us to have. >> rory documented their journey on film and through his heartfelt blog, this life i live. >> i got my pumpkin carved. >> he initially thought their story would be about life in the country or maybe about raising their daughter or even miss hispaniola wife's cancer. but as their lives unfolded over a two-year span, it would soon turn into a story of their love, faith and hope. joey feek passed away from cervical cancer on march 4th but rory is committed to having her spirit live on in his new documentary, to joey with love. >> so good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. thank you for having me. >> it hasn't been that long. i don't know how you did this. >> six months and two days. >> how are you doing? >> i'm doing well.
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do who lost the most amazing person. as we've tried to document, you know, in some ways she's still here. >> it's such a love story. i mean, i think there's love in every single frame. was it hard to go through this process of looking through that video or did you find kind of walking through those memories to be >> when joey passed away in march, we came home to the farm and i couldn't remember my wife healthy until i started going through the footage and then i saw her come back to life, and i was able in making the film to watch her life happen in realtime again. it was amazing. >> it's a story of hope and above all things a story of love and faith. i know there are people who will
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think, wow, where do you find that faith? how do you do it? how did you hold on? how do you still have your faith? >> joey and i had a childlike faith. we don't even really understand how it works. we just put our faith in god and somehow he makes it okay even when it's not okay. >> tell me about indiana. you call her indy, right? a little cutie. just turned two. >> 2 1/2. she's doing amazing. she's in a sch nashville called high hopes. just learning more and more every day. she's so happy. she's a blessing also. not only for joey while joey was here but also for me now that joey is not. >> she's got that sparkle just like her mom. when i look at this footage, what's also so beautiful is that place. that farm. just you can see why you fell in love with it and why you guys wanted to make this happy home there. what's it like being there now? is that something where you feel
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this adjustment or do you find it a comfort? >> it's mostly a comfort. we have a cemetery about a hundred yards behind the farm where the people who built our farmhouse in the 1870s are buried and where we laid my wife to rest. we can look out the back porch and feel her there and she's not far away to watch life happen. it's pretty special to be there. >> i know all of the stories we've covered on the "today" with people. especially our online viewers. just really connected and followed your story and blog and care so much about you. have you thought about why is that? why people are responding to this story? >> i don't really know. i think that maybe like me, they rarely get to see a beautiful love story. even if it's tragic.
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tragedy. they get to see it because we've shared it. i'm in awe of it. i can see why it would matter to them. >> it's an extraordinary documentary. you're very genous to open your heart and lives to everybody. you have a book coming out based on the blog next spring. >> valentine's day called "this life i live." >> thank s give a big hug to little indy for us. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. we should mention to joey with love opens in select cities on september 20th. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. we asked u.s. cellular customers to show us all the beautiful places they get coverage with our strong signal. you posted from the seashore. you shared from your hike.
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>> all it's day two of break it to day. we're teaming up with guinness
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daring feats question accomplish to mark the release of the guinness world records book. we saw gymnast raymond butler reclaim his title for the fartherest back flip into a pair of pants. today, it's a guy bound and determined to break his own record. take a look. ? meet the escape at. out of almost any tricky situation. he holds three world records titles for the fastest escape from a straitjacket. he's done it mid air hanging upside down while wrapped in chains. and most recently even freed himself while submerged under water. today lucas will try to outdo himself beating his own record for the fastest escape from a straitjacket in suspension and chains. his time to beat, 10.6 seconds.
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yet. all right. so here's what happened. savannah let lucas borrow her straitjacket. he is already rigged up in the jacket. and he's getting ready to get started under the watchful eye of the official guinness world record officially. how you are doing? >> i'm doing fine. >> you started magic at a young age. how did it end up here? >> we stand on the shoulders of the giants before us. houdini was known for down out. there i took one of the escapes hanging upside down in a straitjacket and chains. i decided to break a guinness world record at the same time. >> it is difficult? it is dangerous? it is both? >> it's a little bit of everything. it's very, very difficult. over a year and a half of rehearsing to be able to break the record for the very first time. and it's dangerous. you have chains wrapped around you. injure upside down and all tied up. >> you ever hurt yourself doing this? dislocated stuff? >> actually, i'm just recovering
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flew and hit me in the eye and had bate of a black eye for the week. >> getting out of there just standing there would impress us y do it upside down? >> the exciting part. it's that iconic image of houdini hanging upside down. you have to do it like. that. >> you are nervous? >> i'm feeling good. >> you look g let's mention, rob is trying to break his own record. >> that's correct clchlt is what? >> 10.6 seconds. >> 10.6 seconds he has to break. completely out of the chains and that's where kelly comes into the picture. this is going to take just a few seconds. rob, come on over here. we also want to mention that even if he does not make it today because it drizzled a little bit that, makes it harder, he still holds the record. >> he is the current record holder of this title. >> all right, guys. >> competing with himself. this will be available for you matt afterwards if you want to hang out upside down after the show. >> look at the flags.
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good 10, 15 mile per hour breeze going. >> all right. >> thankfully it stopped raining. >> lucas, you feeling all right? >> i feel great. >> you tell us when we can pick you up. all right. let's take him up. here we go. i thought that was going to let go. >> i did, too. >> this is when the blood begins to rush to his head. has to make it more difficult. >> wow. >> rob, are you one -- are goug to start the clock and countdown? how do you want to do this? three seconds? >> lucas, are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> three, two, one. go. >> oh, my gosh. >> he has the strap. there what he is doing? oh -- >> wow. >> so the record to beat was
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>> lucas, a half second. a half second. can we let lucas down? >> he is still the world record holder. >> there is other news. lucas also submit aid claim to have the most straitjacke escapes in a one hour period. rob, how did that work? did he that a little earlier. >> he did. he submitted that to june. and it is being reviewed by guinness world records. the record to beat was 54 and today i can confirm that he completed 98 escapes from a straitjacket in one hour. so that is a new guinness world record title. >> lucas, congratulations. >> thank you very much. well done. >> thank you. really well done. thank you. thank you. >> how you feeling? >> unbelievable. unbelievable.
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help. lucas, well done. >> thank you so much. >> rob, thanks very much. what is the crane guy's name? charlie. >> charlie! >> way to , charlie! >> what is the crane's name? all right. up next, a recipe for a one skillet dish that won't need a lot of your time to prepare.
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this morning on "today food," your new family favorite with summer over and busy summer schedules, you need to get dinner on the table fast. elizabeth is here with a creative and simple solution you might want to try this one tonight. elizabeth, good to see you. >> you're going to try it today. >> i can hear parents at home applauding this. one skillet.
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and that's really important when you have kids rushing off to activities after school. >> it really has everything. it has vegetables. it has protein. we're doing it with sausage. you can pick any sausage you like. i like a mixture of hot and spicy. spicy and t. >> let's look at the ingredient table. we have cheese over there. >> parmesan because everything tastes better with parmesan. a cornbread topping that's the basics of the top and i put kale in it. i don't think your kids are going t- you can use different kind of sausage? >> you can use turkey. you can use chicken. you can probably even use tofu. we are using pork sausage today. you put a little bit of olive oil in a skillet. you're just going to brown the sausage. you want to cook them through because there's not that much time in the oven. you take them out and all you have to do is slice them.
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fork. you should have no other utensil needed. once you take all of the sausages out and slice them, why don't you add the onion and garlic so it's onion and garlic and saute those. you just want them to be sauced. not brown. for kale i'll derib the kale. you take out the rib because it really is the stalky portion and you don't want it. and then you just chop t no real size to it. again, this is just meant to be very basic and easy. you then once the onions are softened, you'll add the kale. that just takes about two minutes or something not even. you'll move that around. then you'll season it with a bit of salt. >> let me interrupt. we have people downstairs. they are now doing the taste test. >> unbelievable. >> there are no words. >> i love you. >> everything you need.
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winter down the line. >> you said there are no words. she took it as a compliment. >> we understand each other. she knows. >> it has all of the good foods in it. i add sausages back in. heat that up. we'll cut that because we'll go through magic of television. we'll make cornbread top. you take milk. put it beat that up. you can add that parmesan cheese. that's good. okay. it's all going together. this is just -- you add wet to dry. okay. and then you just mix that up. so that is a cornbread box mix. you can buy jiffy. it's like 79 cents. mix all of that up and then that through magic of tv we have
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>> if that were mixed we wou put it on there. >> that's mixed. it's fine. we're good. we'll put that on top. you're just going to spread it over. again, don't -- this isn't fussy food. just get it done. >> anything better than cornbread taste right next to sausage. >> i think a beer would be good with this. >> cornbread meal in a bread bowl. >> beyond >> elizabeth was nervous. >> home run. >> i've been on the show so many many times and i don't know if you're going to like it. >> savannah just beat the world record for eating the fastest meal on a show. >> let's wish elizabeth a happy birthday. >> for this recipe and more head to today.com/food. we're back in a moment.
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russ feingold: so, what do you girls want to be when you grow up? girl 1: i want to be an astronomer. girl 2: i want to be a doctor! russ feingold: do you think you should be paid the same as boys? girl 1: definitely. girl 2: yep! russ feingold: well, i raised my two girls right here, and they agree with you - and so do i. unfortunately, in wisconsin, a lot of women make less than men doing the same job. i'll work for equal pay for women, and for paid leave so parents can care for a sick family member. discrimination against any women is flat out wrong. what you think of that? girls: good call! feingold: i'm russ feingold
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>> that was so good. >> that is stick to your ribs. >> it really is. love it. >> should we do birthdays? >> you betcha. put smucker's jam on that. that would be fantastic. first up, a happy 102nd birthday to anthony. this world traveler from north
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longevity is a glass of red wine every night. and mr. j.p. garcia of albuquerque, new mexico, is 101 years old. we thank him for his service. world war ii vet. he takes pride in his country and his family. happy 101st birthday to sarah from boston, massachusetts. she loves to bake. we would love to try them. and 100 years i love this. goldy. goldie celebrating 100 years old. a first and second grade teacher until sheas 85. happy 100th birthday to marshall brooks.
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teacher that needs recognition. let us know what makes them great. be sure to include a picture of you and your teacher together if you have one. mrs. fryer and sister emmanuel were mine.
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it's not clear whether milwaukee county sheriff david clarke will challenge a judge's order regarding sherman park. we can't get a hold of the sheriff... and apparently... neither can the county executive. we've sent letters for weeks trying sheriff's office saying hey could you take down the fence against clarke's wishes... a judge ordered the fence around sherman park removed. the sheriff put it up... and had been restricting park hours since the riots in the neighborhood last month. there's a hearing on the matter scheduled for wednesday.
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good morning today where you can meet one of the prolific custom car builders of all time. >> and a video that is different and more serious. and where to cra women next on the morning blend. ? ? [ music ] ? ? ? ? good morning everyone. >> back to work. >> yeah a lot of people work from home got the kids back to school they are actually think

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