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night. >> that's right. i was watcnghe serena matc what a shocknd you were watching the home shoppi network again. >> exactly. the's the tennis match. boy, the end of that football game was exciting. we will talk more about both o those things. on this friday morning we have to start with this breaking news. north korea conducting what it call a higher level nlear test ovnitnd it's triggering swift c[m?ondemnatio from the obama administration anotwo on all of this. bill, good morning to you. >> reporteg,r: good moas fu a it was provocative and it was meant to be both. rth korea's fifthnd largest nuclear test. kim jong-un moving ever closer it seems to a weapon that could one day strike the u.s. announced proudly on state television north korea's strongest everucartest. watched withride p in its
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in south kea around the worl it was powerfulugh t cause anarquake measuring 5.3. south korea's presideled it an act of fanat?h? recklessness. but this testas aimed at projecng power, the timing deliberate today as north rea's july 4th thenniverryf the fnd of the state. its leaders meeting and boasting thathis tt moves they can mount a nucarar head on noh korea's leaderong- sed a huge increase tests and missiles this year, the biggest concern, that he i edging towards a nuclear missile capable of reaing america's west coast. the u.s. joined russia today in condemning the test. president obama briefed on air force one said the world had to ensure provocative actions are met with serious consequences. but the question is how or what
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i was no north korea after their fourth nuclear test earlier this year and they were already anticipating this next one. no state on earth is more sanctioned, but all those tougher sanctions and diplomatic pressure have no affect at all in preventing this test. matt, savannah. >> bill, thank you. now to new controversies and attacks in the presidential race. we are now 60 days out from the election. so let's get to this state of the race today. hillary clinton hosting a meeting here in with a bipartisan group of security experts and of course one im on that agenda, the fight against isis. as for donald trump, he is making two stops today, first in washington, d.c., then a rally in florida where a new poll shows trump and clinton a now tied. >> that same polling shows the two presidential hopefuls are locked in extremely tight races in three other crucial battle grounds. in ohio trump holding a 1 point
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carolina by four points, 47 to 43, and she is up 5 points, 48 to 43 in the all important state of pennsylvania. the table is set, let's get right to nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt and savannah, good morning. this weekend the nation will pause to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11, you can see one world trade center behind me. this morning hillary cnton is loin betweenherself and donald trump particularly on national security, bringing together that team of experts including david petraeus as donald trump is facing new scrutiny about his praise for vladimir putin. on this 9/11 anniversary weekend hillary clinton is attacking her rival on national security. >> we have never been threatened as much by a single candidate running for president as we have been in this election.
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convening national security experts. >> i was opposed to the war from the beginning. >> reporter: on iraq trump is doubling down. >> i opposed going in and i did oppose it, despite the media sang, oh, yes, no. i opposed going in. >> reporter: but the evidence shows he's rewriting history. here he is in 2002, six months before the war. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. >> reporter: trump again point to go from august 2004. >> i made a detailed statement in an interview to esquire magazine. >> reporter: but that article was published 18 months after the war began. the billionaire is also under fire for complimenting russia's vladimir putin. >> in that system he has been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader. >> what would ronald reagan say go a republican nominee who
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president. >> reporter: once again mike pence is defending trump. >> i think it's inn arguable that vladimir putin has been a stronger leader in his country than barack obama has been in this country. >> reporter: and now new fallout over trump's characterization of the intelligence officials who recently briefed him. >> i am pretty good with the body language, i can tell they were not happy. >> reporter: this morning two intel officials with knowledge of the meeting tell nbc news retired general michael flynn governor chris christie intervened. christie calls that untrue and flynn blasts the report as total bs telling nbc news they are anonymous sources and they're lying. >> reporter: this morning nbc news has learned that senator tim kaine hillary clinton's running mate received his first classified intelligence briefing here in new york yesterday, governor mike pence will get a similar briefing today. >> all right. peter, thank you. let's bring in nicolle wallace and mark halperin for analysis.
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ground polls, it's just one poll but they do show donald trump closing in. for those who this summer left this candidacy for dead, i mean, are you saying this morning maybe not so fast? >> he is still behind but he now has a path to victory in these four states, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, north carolina, they hold the key to a chance for trump to win and the race is narrow. the clinton folks can say all they want that this is over. it is not over. >> let me ask you about the comments that donald trump now mike pence have made about vladimir putin, being complimentary or brog tore toward president obama, whichever way you look at it. paul ryan was asked about them yesterday and simply said i'm not going there. how would you like to be walking a mile in paul ryan's shoes right now. >> listen, he made his bed and he is going to have to lie in it. the more interesting chase down, they were chasing republican members of congress around the capital yesterday -- >> to get them to comment. >> to get them to comment. they caught john mccain heading
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most sort of i think staunch anti-putin voices, you know, stood with ukraine -- you know, stood with georgia. he's pressing the closed door button and got out before the doors closed. you know, to the degree that the modern gop has stood for anything it has stood against vladimir putin's aggressions in the region. >> so what's the strategy here? >> there is no strategy with donald trump. >> there is no strategy on this one. >> i called one of his advisors, i said what's the he said it's not that he thinks he's good, he thinks he's strong and i said, well, that's not what he's saying. >> how do you explain? now you have mike pence doubling down. >> some people are surprised mike pence is doing that because his role in some of the controversies has been to walk back a rail bit. i can't find a trump advisors who explains it or defends it. usually if trump does something controversial, they will say he believes it, there's an upside, maybe there is a downside. he will win people in the united states who support vladimir
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constituency is. >> based on what you saw wednesday night from both candidates what do they have to do differently in the first debate? >> well, hillary clinton has to change and she's shown signs she's willing to do that. she knew she had to wake up and get herself on offense with these comments that trump made to you on the generals and putin. i think trump is buoyed by the tightening in the poll. >> trump's style will be what it was the other night, i think her style will change. she wants to show people ready to be president not just in preparation and resum? but demeanor. >> thank you. also this morning there's controversy, spraying for zika-carrying mosquitos is under way now in miami beach. a lot of people were opposed to this. this as health officials in florida say dozens of pregnant women have now been infected with the virus. nbc's tammy leitner has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. just about 90 minutes ago they
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spraying with naled in miami beach. a plane flying 300 feet offshore blanketed parts of south beach. they were originally supposed to spray on thursday but this got pushed back because of protests and this comes as the zika cases continues to increase. for months florida officials have been aggressively spraying mosquitos on the ground, now for the first time in miami beach they are spraying from the sky in an effort to reduce the population even but some florida residents worry the chemical being used to be narmful to their health. cases of zika are exploding, florida health officials confirming 84 pregnant women in the state have contracted the virus. the number of travel-related infections confirmed in the state has swelled to 604 and there are also an additional 56 locally acquired cases. the majority of those in mooid. on thursday scientists and doctors held a forum to share
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fighting zika. >> there continues to be local transmission pregnant women will be affected. the rise depends on what we do with mosquito control. >> reporter: the meeting come one day after a baby born to a zika infected mother is found to have microcephali causing severe brain development issues. just back from summer recess congress failing to pass funding to fight the spread of zika. florida congressman david jolly holding up a jar of mosquitos on urging his colleagues to get it done. >> now, they are not active carriers, but they could be. can you imagine, colleagues, the fears and anxiety in this chamber if these 100 mosquitos were outside this jar, not inside this jar. this is the fear of floridians, right here. >> reporter: another round of aerial spraying is set for sunday morning. matt. >> tammy, thank you very much. now for an extraordinary warning from the faa.
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on planes. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us, he is at reagan national this morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: we are talng about the galaxy note 7 phone from samsung. as you know it has a propensity in some cases to catch fire, that could be a very dangerous situation inside a passenger plane. samsung already recalling globally 2.5 million of these because some passengers, some customers i should say, have said that the phone has actually caught fire, burning case, actually burning a car as we. the faa not citing any specific incident has it i wish ice this warning but it is strongly urging passengers do not use the phone in flight, do not charge the batteries in flight, do not put the phone in a checked bag. airlines around the world have been cck down on lithium ion batteries because of the tendency to overheat and catch fire posing a big risk to
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passengers inside a commercial passenger plane in bulk. now the fa. a urging all samsung galaxy note 7 users keep the phone on when they are traveling, do not charge it in flight and do not check it in a checked bag. back to you. >> tom costello, thank you. now a major rescue operation in the french alps overnight. dozens of tourists were trapped when the cable cars they were riding in suddenly stopped working. keir simmons has more on that ordeal. keir, good morning to you. >> reporter: good mog. nightmare. look at this dramatic video of the rescue operation taken from a rescue helicopter. you can see how high those cable cars are. french officials say 30 people had to spend the night up there and they have only just been rescued. the terrifying rescue winching tourists to helicopters high above the french alps hampered by poor visibility. more than 100 people included a
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than 12,000 feet. the final tourists brought to overght many oer facing a frightening descent by rope including these women from michigan. >> they tried to take upith the helicopter,ut the fog came in so the two rescuers stayed with us and then we did a ba lay after we decided there was no other way to get down and thank goodness they were able to help >> the americans trapped for ten hours. >> it was just before midnight when they finally belayed us out of the gondolas which was quite an experience. >> just tired, wanting to get out of there. >> reporter: the high altitude operation in the shadow of month blanc, europe's tallest mountain, rescue services from france, switzerland and italy fighting to free the tourists then climbing to the cable cars with blankets, clothing and food for the nit.
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technicians loosening cables, finally freeing the last of those trapped. their ordeal over, tears of relief, to be back on safe ground. and once rescuers realized that they weren't going to get everybody down they sent people to every one of those cable cars to spend the night there to reassure them, but, guys, i have been on those cable cars, it is cramped, it is very high, it is not a place you want to spend the night, matt. >> ten hours is a very long time. as we mentioned at the top of thehow big night in sports. tale of two tv sets. let's start with tennis. serena williams in the women semifinal of the u.s. open. record 23rd major tournament he championship of her career, but that bid fell short last night when she double faulted on match
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it's back, the nfl season kicked off last night right here on nbc with a rematch of super bowl 50, the defending champion broncos and the carolina panthers. newly retired quarterback peyton manning surprised the bronco fans, he entered the stadium with the vince lombardi trophy in his hand. during the national anthem brandon marshall took a knee following in the footsteps of colin kaepernick. denver's trevor simian broncos to a come back, two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, take the lead. the panthers had a chance to win, 9 seconds left, that 50 yard field goal sales wide left. denver wins 21-20. >> a lot of composure by a new quarterback replacing peyton manning. >> i think he had taken one snap last year and going against the reigning nfl mvp.
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football knowledge. i had ten seconds of material. dylann is here for al. >> the weekend is going to be pretty nice for most areas. right now, though, we have heavier rain moving through wichita, kansas, through cast city, missouri. we had five inches of rain in wichita itself yesterday alone. that's why we do still have flash flood warnings in effect this morning because of the heavy rain and the rain that's still falling. we have a summertime setup here, warm, moist, humid air moving in from the south combine cold front, that's going to trigger more stornls, especially this afternoon as this cold front moves eastward, we will get a break through tomorrow morning, then another round of storms, more in the ohio have i ever real as we go into saturday afternoon. i want to point out to you where we have our best chance of stronger storms today, that's right in through this area, des moines, including wichita down into springfield where we could see large hail, damaging winz and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. that's a look at the weather across your country. your local forecast is coming up
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>> all right. dylan, thank you very much. just ahead, as we approach 20 years now since the murder of jonbenet ramsey her brother speaks out for the first time. what he's saying about the day of her disappearance and lingering questions about his possible involvement. the first . and a major bank under fire this morning for allegedly opening fake credit cards and accounts for customers without their consent.
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it is 7:30. that's a happy crowd. september 9th, 2016. we'll have a live performance on the get ready to rock. let's get the headlines of the morning. overnight just hours after unusual seismic activity was detected in the area, north korea claimed it successfully conducted the largest nuclear test yet. the white house says the president was briefed on the situation as he returned to washington from a trip to asia and says he'll ensure provocative actions from north
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the faa is urging airline passengers who use samsung galaxy note 7 smartphones not to turn them on or charge them on planes or stow them in checked bags. samsung recalled the devices after finding that the batteries exploded or caught fire. hillary clinton took several shots at donald trump while speaking at the national baptist convention referring to her rival's efforts to court african-american voters. today's cam moment. the political flood that ricochetted across the web. gary johnson stumped on live tv when asked about the crisis. >> what would you do if youere elected about aleppo? >> what is aleppo? >> you're kidding? >> no.
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refugee crisis. >> okay. got it. >> in later interviews johnson explained he thought aleppo was an acronym but said he has to get smarter. now to a case that has captured worldwide attention for two decades. this december marks 20 years since the murder of 6-year-old jonbenet ramsey. her body found in the basement of her the day after christmas. now her brother is finally opening up about the case. natalie has more on that. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, savannah. burke ramsey is now 29 years old, and he's speaking publicly for the very first time with dr. phil about his sister's murder and what it's been like to live under a crowd of suspicion for the last 20 years. >> the first thing i remember is my mom bursting in my room really frantic saying, oh my
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for jonbenet. >> burke ramsey speaking for the first time abo his sister jonbet and the day afterhris chrismas in 1996 >> he's a software engineer. he works remote. he doesn't go into work every day has been off the my impression is he's socially awkward. people are going to be very interested in his demeanor. and they're going to find his demeanor atypical. we might be talking about some pretty dark aspects of this story and smiling while he's talking about that. >> next thing i remember is a police officer coming into my room and shining a flashlight. >> how long after she came in
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>> so she comes in and were you asleep when she came in? did she wake you up? >> she woke me up. >> 6-year-old jonbenet would soon be discovered in her family's basement. they focused on her parents and even 9-year-old burke was the subject of tabloid rumors. of suspicion. >> the ramseys always maintained their innocence. >> i did not kill my daughter, jonbenet. >> i did not have anything to do with it. >> even though a grand jury voted to indict them in 1999, they were never charged with jonbenet's murder and in 2008 two years after patsy ramsey died of ovarian cancer, the district attorney announced that
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law enforcement and experts involved in the case. >> he's aware that his parents are suspects. he's aware that he's a suspect. this has had an affect on h over the last 20 years. thi seen it, right? >> yeah. >> dr. phil reviewed police interrogation tapes with burke. here he's nine years old being asked by a psychologist to draw a picture of his family. >> when you see that do you remember it? >> yeah. i remember the room. i think i didn't know it was a psychologist. >> did you consciously not draw jonbenet. >> i don't know what was going through my head, but she was gone so i didn't draw her. >> he misses her very much -- >> burke told dr. phil that he believes his sister's murder case was mishandled by the boulder police and two decades later he still hopes someone will be held accountable. >> as to why i'm doing it now, it's the 20th anniversary and
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>> dr. fill told me that he asked burke directly if he killed jonbenet or if he think his parents have anything to do with her murder. his answers to those questions and many others will air in a three-part series on dr. phil, it all begins on monday. >> all righ natalie, thank you very much. we should also mention that date line has a two hour special on the murder of jonbenet ramsey, it includes never about before seen documents and interviews what did you most want to know? >> i wanted to know everything that happened at that point. there was nothing. >> except a dead little girl. >> that's the tragedy. you want to solve it for this baby. >> how about the theory that this was an accident. >> going down the wrong path, buddy. i didn't do it. john ramsey didn't do it and we didn't have a clue of anybody who did do it. >> the idea when you do that is
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something that she didn't want to say. >> right, something spontaneous. >> you can see that date line special who killed jonbenet tonight, 9:00, 8:00 central on nbc. i want to tell you dr. phil will be here live on monday with more of his interview with burke ransy. let's get a check of the weather. >> it is hot and getting hotter in the northwest and the northeast, too, where we could be breaking records later on this afternoon. we have this area of high pressure out ahead of this dip it's chilly across the dakotas and more like summertime heat and humidity across the southeast. look t memphis, 93 today, it will feel like 102. up into washingn, d.c the high of 96 will feel like 101. but you go back through dis mark and into billings and temperatures will be 10 degrees below average. so we are going to see things cool off eventually, especially by the end of the weekend, in new york we will go from 90 on saturday to 79 on monday, en down into virginia 89 on saturday but a high of only 80 degrees on monday.
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counting it, i had 15 accounts at once. these are accounts i never opened. >> reporter: wells fargo employees opening 1.5 million bank accounts and more than half a million credit cards that were never requested by customers. >> i would have these accounts and i would have a $10 fee, a $5 fee each month on each account. it adds up. >> a lawsuit against wells fargo by the city of los angeles alleging in some cases money was moved between account customers knowledge. >> every consumer needs to trust their bank and no bank should take advantage of their customers. >> well fargo ordered to pay $105 million in fines and this week saying the bank has fired over 5,300 employees over the last five years for their involvement in the scam. in a statement, the bank saying we regret and take responsibility for any instances where the customers may have
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technology is useful. i just bought a book. and while i was telling you about the book, i downloaded a song. oh, and full disclosure, when we were just chatting about that song thing, someone arranged a date. guilty. the point is, life is digital. so, carmax, created a site where you can reserve a car online. come in when it's convenient, your car will be waiting. just another thing to make buying a car better for you... reads this tweet that i just posted. oh, that appears to be trending.
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we're back at 7:30. carson is in the orange room talking two things he loves, drones and burritos. >> students at virginia tech no longer have to walk to get their chipotle fix. they are going t delivering burritos to students via drone. this is really happen. it's part of a drone delivery project that the company has been working on for years and what better to test out than drop massive burritos to college students. one of the first of its kind to be approved by the faa. they chose the mexican cuisine because it will help them to learn to deliver special cargo.
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dalton tweeting i just found out google and chipotle are testing a burrito delivering feature. i have nor'easter been more excited about the future. let's hope this goes well at virginia tech. in a few minutes when we go out to the plaza in the not too distant future i could order would fly to us. >> burritos from heaven. thank you. thank you. just ahead, hoda is back if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, and you're talking to your doctor about your medication... this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me go further. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, game on. hoda keeps up her bucket list tour and gives one very deserving man with an incredible story the surprise of a lifetime. space ships to planes, why the oscar winner's travel track record on screen has fans laughing out loud. and from pompeii to the plaza, pop star bastille have a new album and new hit song and they're getting set to rock our
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9th, 2016. >> we're from texas. we love bastille. ? if you close your eyes ? >> we came all of the way from the uk to see bastille on the "today" show. >> all of the way from florida here to see bastille. >> we >> all right. we're back now. 8:00 on a friday morning. it is a muggy, sticky, muggy, sticky morning here. >> hard to breathe out here. >> a little thick. we have a concert. a crowd ready to hear bastille in a few moments. >> before we go any farther,
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allyson felix has made her way from rio to 30 rock. the most decorated woman in u.s. track and field history. how are you doing? >> good morning. >> you've been back for a little while from rio. have you been able to put your performance there in perspective? >> it's still kind of soaking in. it was such an amazing time. happy to be home and feel so much love now. >> you're involved with something called run, jump, throw. it's important to you. what's going onh >> today we'll be at an elementary school in central park. we just want to introduce young kids to our sport. let them know that this sport exists past the olympics and just introduce them to all of the different aspects of it. >> and you're throwing out the first pitch at yankee stadium. does that make you nervous? >> a little bit. i'm ready to go and excited about it for sure. >> you have your fellow athletes in the bronx tonight? >> we're all together.
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aim high. in other words, throw above the catcher's head and then it will come down and actually be a strike. >> i'm going to take that advice. >> athletic tips to allyson felix? >> i'll take it. >> where are your medals? >> they are here in new york. they're here with me. when people want to see them, i'm bringing them out. >> i just want to say seriously, one of my favorite athletes from the rio games. we adore you. thank you. >> appreciate it. now, let's get caught up on the news at 8:00. >> we begin with a race for the white house. hillary clinton trying to flex her foreign policy muscle. she's convening a bipartisan meeting of national security experts here in new york today including ousted cia director david petraeus to discuss the strategy to fight isis. she's also unveiling a new strategy trying to project strength while also showing off her softer side.
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in the polls, hillary clinton is getting personal talking about her faith at a baptist church in missouri thursday night. >> i happy to be born and raised methodist but i've been married to a southern baptist for more than 40 years. >> reporter: clinton didn't miss a chance to take a swipe at donald trump. >> we're facing a candidate with a long history of racial discrimination in his business. traffics in toxic theories. >> reporter: the softer language a sharp contrast to earlier in the day when the gloves were off for both candidates. >> she put the country and i mean the entire country at risk. >> it is scary. it is dangerous. >> reporter: while campaigning in north carolina, clinton slammed trump. >> he's been a leader far more than our president has been a leader. >> that's not just unpatriotic.
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to the office and the man who holds the office. >> reporter: later while talking to larry king on a russian funded news channel, the gop presidential candidate downplayed accusations that russia hacked into the dnc intentionally meddling into the election. trump sunday fire for say during the nbc forum he opposed the iraq war from the saying in a 2002 interview he supported it. in cleveland thursday, trump doubled down. >> i opposed going in. i did oppose it. >> reporter: clinton's new strategy to showcase her more personal side also on display in a new york blog post called humans of new york. clinton writes about the pressure she felt as one of the only young women taking a law admissions test at harvard university and there she learned
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"i know that i can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional and if i create that perception, than i take responsibility." all this as the polls are getting a lot tighter. matt, savannah? >> all right. kristen, thank you very much. the white house is threatening serious consequences now over north korea claim that it tested aerful nuclear warhead overnight. state tv said it will advance the goal of building a warhead small enough to be mounted on the 5.3 earthquake. on monday north korea test fired several medium range muscles while president obama was in neighboring china for the g20 summit. first round of aerial spraying happened in florida. officials confirmed on thursday that 84 pregnant women in florida have contracted zika
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we're back now. 8:10 with what's "trending" today. hoda back here with us. we have to hear about this meeting we have at 3:00 today. is there anything worse than looking at your schedule and seeing you have a meeting scheduled for a late afternoon on friday? it's your weekend. now a growing number of companies are setting aside one day of the week where allowed to have any meetings at all. one company, has thinking thursday. the idea is to give employees a break. sparing them at least for one day the constant sit downs they felt were becoming disruptive. other companies are jumping onboard hoping the downtime helps spur creativity. you can do it whatever day of the week we want. >> you see brown bag lunch
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meeting. >> startups rely so heavily on -- they meet all day every day for ideas. you have to give employees a break. >> kathie lee and i have two glasses of wine and then we start our show. >> it makes us feel good. might make you more attractive to others but can dancing also make you a better person? yes. >> i'm having a can i wait to see that? >> yes. according to scientific studies researchers found that certain dance moves can be emotionally sensitive to others and makes us more aware of how they're feeling. they don't actually mean the kind of dancing that we do. it's like ballet. >> the stuff we can't do.
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>> no shaquille o'neal. >> 7'1", 340 pounds, how big is that? it's 7'1", 340 pounds. take a look at this hall of fame jacket. that's enormous. almost as big as the guy holding it. the former center for the houston rockets was also inducted into the thursday. >> come on. >> nobody could reach high enough to put the coat on. you know what's funny? when you love basketball, and i do, and you meet some of the players you'll always loved in person, you forget how big they are. >> is there a hanger that fits that jacket? >> it would slip off my hanger. >> aircraft hangar.
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starts." >> lady gaga was busy overnight. the song is described as modern ecstasy which is why i describe burritos being dropped by drones is another story. the fifth studio album. we don't know the name or release. grab your tissues. the next story is a tear jerker. ellen talked to a survivor the orlando nightclub shooting and told ellen that "rise" was a huge inspiration for him. >> the lyrics for that song so powerful. every word in that song is just powerful. i embraced it. my boyfriend is annoyed already by the song. i play it and play it. it's beautiful. >> it is a beautiful song. have you met katy yet or no?
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katy? ?? >> pretty good, right, guys? katy getting emotional meeting tony. tony told katy that listening to that song helped him recov while he was in the hospital and doctors call his survival a miracle. surprises did not end there. tony wants to go to film school. she offered to pay for his first year. pretty awesome. and tom hanks, one of the nicest guys in hollywood b think twice about traveling with him his latest movie is about the plane that crash landed in the hudson river but "the washington post" says think about other movies that involved travel. "apollo 13." and then there's "captain phillips" where the ship is taken over by pirates. the list goes on.
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with tom hanks? i'm not sure. that's your "pop starts." have a good weekend. >> cute. thank you, carson. >> how about a check of the weather? >> dylan? do you want to try it? >> we're talking about the heat and heat advisories especially in and around philadelphia today where not only the high temperatures but combine that with humidity and it will feel very, very uncomfortable. temperatures today could break some records or at least come close to breaking records. in new york the rec i i think we'll fall just shy of that. in philadelphia, the record is 94. we should hit 95 today. we should tie a record through washington and also at laguardia we're going to most likely break the record there. not central park. we'll appointed out tropics right now. nothing really going on but a couple tropical waves that we're watching. it's this one just off the coast of africa that has a 70% chance of developing into something
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very ideal conditions. the good news is that all of the computer models are basically taking it away from land. even bermuda should not seen effects from this storm. >> we want to mention a special event happening tonight. the standup to cancer telecast will feature some of hollywood's
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affleck, matthew mckun hay and vice president joe biden. >> sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the attacks of september 11th. >> this morning we're remembering that day and the people that lived through it. >> my name is lauren manning. on the morning of 9/11, i was in the north tower at 8:46 a.m. when the first plane hit. >> i'm firefighter john with ladder company 10 of the fdny directly across the street from the south tower of the world trade center. >> i was in middle school a few blocks away from the world trade center. >> my name is jamie. >> my name is nicole and we lost our dad on 9/11.
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and partner. a wall of fire exploded outside of an elevator bank filling probably half of the lobby on the north side. i was engulfed in the flames. >> there was debris falling from the tower. pitch black outside because the smoke blocked out the sunlight. >> a teacher whispered in our teacher's ear and he came back to the front of the class and he said they've bombed the world trade center. >> i was 2 years old when i lost my dad. >> i mainly just remember my dad from pictures and videos that i have of him and with him from when he was alive. >> people started screaming and running and saying run for your life. don't look. just run. and so we started to run and run and what was happening was the tower was collapsing. >> i was actually in the building when the lights went
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collapsed. screaming and praying and saying my prayers. i laid on the floor and i really just waited for the beam to hit me. waited for whatever was going to crush me to crush me. >> i opened the staircase door and my grandma was there standing in the door of her apartment on the phone, and she started screaming. she's alive. she's alive. she's here. because up until that point everyone thought i was dead. >> that was the beginning of my battle that day, which would continue on for many months more, three months in the three months in a coma. and then three more months in a rehab hospital. >> a lot of the time something small will happen or we'll be somewhere and my mom or whoever i'm with will bring up that he used to have a certain quirk that something we did reminded them of him or we'll be somewhere that he loved so we feel like we can know him better. >> you know, a lot of time teenagers who have been through trauma will act out their trauma
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drinking. i ended up in the hospital for alcohol poisoning four times before i graduated college. >> like many firefighters that did go down to the trade center that dug afterwards and spent months there i've come down with ailments that prevent me from fighting fires. in 2012, the new york city fire department retired me with a disability pension. >> the last piece of the puzzle was getting sober and, you know, being in recovery. i was finally able to sort of not only put together again but i started to learn to look for the good in the world instead of the bad and that's what led me to this career in journalism. i also co-founded a site dedicated to positive stories and inspiring stories about people working to help social issues. it's called headlines for the hopeful. >> i have a small startup company. when we get situated, i have one of two locations in mind.
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trade center. to my mind, rebuilding on the spot where people tried to take so much away from us seems like it might be a good idea. >> my first born son unfortunately right after birth he had a traumatic brain injury and he suffers from cerebral palsy and needs constant care. i have two other typical children. lots of fun. running arnd. causing mischief. no medical problems i believe that day god put his hands over me and he protected me and he said not today. today is not your time. he protected me and i survived because it was necessary for me to raise my son, rocco, to share in the joy and the hardship of raising a child with such a damaging disease. he's a perfect soul. >> my mom got remarried and now
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siblings and we have become really close and he would be happy to see that we have come so far in life. >> my message to people is we will all be touched by adversity or wounded at some point in our lives but we can refuse to be held by it. i think that's why i survived. >> whatever it is, you just can't give up. there's always, always hope for a new beginning if we work for it. >> 15 years later i think this city is now better than was before. never give up. never give up on your dreams. never give up on your count countrymen. never give up in pride. >> i remember talking to them in the immediate aftermath of all this. 15 years, first of all, it seems impossible. it's a morning nobody will ever forget especially when we were
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here on this show. >> so important to remember but also i think to see those journeys that people go on because, yes, they survived but what they had to contend with after that is just unimaginable. >> ty all ended on a hopeful note. it was so nice to see that at the end. >> to see the tower and the beautiful blue sky again and i love what lauren said about, you know, rising again. how fitting it would be to have her new company start there. >> my son is it's patriots day and they talk about the heroism here in new york city. >> it's nice when you said that. we all talked about the darkness of that day and yet in that darkness we met so many people who shined the light. and inspired us in really tough times. >> we should mention that they have books out. if you want to learn more about
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check of the weather.. and here's a live look outside. live look and here's a and
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we're back. it's 8:30. it's friday, september 9th. great crowd. it's going to get hot when a couple moments. >> already hot. how would you like to be holding charlie right now? we're going to do another great surprise for you. >> it is game on. we pulled off a biggy. we pulled it off at the u.s. open. we'll talk about that in a sec.
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holt is in the house. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> two of my favorite people. let's look at what's going on this weekend. actually going to be pretty nice for most of the middle of the country and out west. temperatures will start to cool off a bit dropping down into the 70s after being hot and humid. all that rain in the northeast, those are late day showers and thunderstorms. typical pop-up showers and storms and it will certainly cool things down after that cold front passes. so we'll start to see sunday. lingering showers in the morning.
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now to a final installment in our tear jerking series. >> it's been a week of surprises for deserving viewers from monster trucks to celebrity chefs. how do you wrap things up? >> i don't want this one to end, you guys. after the show yesterday, i headed to the u.s. open. john mcenroe was playing a legends match in front of a huge crowd so we surprised a man whose life story will blow you away. >> my dad is amazing. he's the most giving, caring person. >> my father's philosophy of
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>> it's hard to believe that this ral happened but he lived through it. >> when les was just 6 years old, the nazis sent his entire family to a concentration camp. as a little boy, he cheated death time and time again. sent to the gas chambers but on that day they ran out of gas. >> my father's entire life was a series of horrors with a series of amazing people that wen of their way to help him. >> when brought before a firing squad, an old man pushed him down and took the bullet instead. >> my father always focused not on the people shooting but the man that saved him. >> les came to america with nothing. he had a third grade education and learned english from comic books. >> we decided he's here for a purpose in life.
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basically he's the happiest person i know. walks around the house singing. and he loves his sports. >> tennis is one of the constants in my father's life. every morning on his way to work he'll stop by the tennis courts and do a couple pickup games. >> he's not bad he was kicked out of a tournament in his own community for being too good. >> john mcenroy is one of my dad's favorites. >> when john mcenroy plays, he's watching. >> giving your all and leaving nothing behind. that's how my father plays every game, every volley and having him celebrated on the court of the u.s. open, i can't imagine anything more fitting.
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coordinated a foolproof plan. we hide cameras and his family out of sight. son, aaron, is our accomplice. the match is under way and les has no idea that all of the cameras in the stadium are trained on him. with a win for mcenroy, it's game on for us. >> let's do it. let's do it. come on. >> hi, everybod audience who we are going to honor today. the person is standing among us. and this person has no idea. take a look up there at those monitors. at first it seems les has an important call to make. >> it's hard to believe. >> but then he gets it. >> my dad is amazing.
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>> within moments, his story wins over the crowd. >> a big round of applause for les. come on down. meet john mcenroe. >> i think you just saw my match. i got a little left in the tank so i'm thinking we should go out and play >> this will be just something special for him to remember. and it's part of his bucket list, you know. >> mcenroe has his moves but les has some shots of his own. a few good rallies and he ends
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>> everything he did was absolute inspiration. >> i can't believe you did that. >> afterwards he was getting swarmed by people on the court. it was really great. >> my gosh. he did well. >> he was amazing. it's a terrific, terrific family. i love them. >> good news. we just ordered up 20 more of those segments. you're going thank you. >> up next, lester is here with a first look inside the smithsonian's long awaited new museum. first, on a friday morning, this
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8:39. we're back with a first look inside a very special place that's been decades in the making. >> we're talking about the
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african-american history and culture. look who is here. lester holt. you got a sneak peek. >> really great place. congressman john lewis spent 25 years trying to get a bill passed that would make the african-american museum a reality. finally in 2003, president george bush signed it into law. 13 years later, the doors are about to open. the african-american story is the american story and the museum has been a dream for at least a hundred years. >> this is an opportunity to ful generations to actually have something on the mall that helps all americans understand how all of us have been shaped in profound ways by the african-american experience. >> i think a lot of people probably wonder to themselves what took so long. >> i think part of it was that candidly in order to tell this story, with very to be comfortable looking at america and all its faults. i'm not always sure americans are ready for that.
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how do you tell the story without making it all about slavery and oppression? >> i think what you want to do is find tension between moments that will make you ponder the pain of slavery and segregation and moments where you find joy in the community. >> a history that intertwines those moments where you can celebrate the first african-american president while trying to understand today's this is not an upward march. >> there's no way this is a simple march to progress. >> construction began 4 1/2 years ago on the 85,000 square foot museum. visitors will walk through 12 exhibits and see over 3,000 objects gathered by curators traveling the country. >> it's almost as if people were waiting for this museum to be able to say these stories are important. let me share them with the nation. >> the incredible african-american influence on sports, music and culture is
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a soul train costume and muhammad ali's headgear. >> we have earth, how do you recognize bill cosby? >> it was important to recognize that the allegations have damaged his legacy, and so that's what we wanted to do. >> you included that down here in the last sentence. >> right, that his career has been severely damaged and this will damage his reputation. >> a complex history for african-americans that will hope will open the eyes of all americans. >> maybe, just maybe, by helping people wrestle with the unvarnished truth, maybe we can find only reconciliation and healing. >> the museum opens its doors on september 24th. all 28,500 tickets sold out for opening weekend in less than an hour. the museum will host a festival all weekend long, headlined by the roots. >> looks like it was worth the
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of the stuff is still under cover. but what an incredible experience it's going to be. >> feels like you could spend a couple days there. >> i think it's going to be one of those that you're not going to want to just pop in for an hour. >> great to see you. >> good to see you. >> this is the morning. remember it? >> yeah, i tried to sit right here. mr. lauer is like. >> thank you so much. coming up next, a guy who makes science cool. neil degrasse tison is going to
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we're back now, 8:45 with a superstar of science, neil degrasse tyson is the director of the hayden planetarium here in new york. he hosts the emmy nominated show "star talk" tackling the mysteries of the universe. take a look.
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looks a little bit like me, whose behind is a little bit bigger, whose chest is on the floor. but when that [ bleep ] soup [ powers kicks in, she can slap a whole nation of people. >> just your typical science show. >> i'm laughing again. i'm sorry. i in the first few episodes, you walkers, and marijuana. >> just because there's science in everything. >> how do you tie that to science? >> no, it's not how you tie it. the science is fundamentally part of it. so a lot of smokers out there, but we bring in an hallucinogen. so it jux that poses. >> what i'm watching you host
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you know what i always wondered, and they go off and actually do it. it's great. seriously. >> well, so, it's a celebration, i think, of all the nuances of all the small and the large ways that science touches our lives, no matter your profession. >> and one thing you always have said to me is that you don't -- there is not for ph.d.s. this is for every day people. one of the ways you communicate the magic of science is through a sense of humor. you communica the magic of science is through a sense of humor. >> if you you're learning, i don't know how you learn anything. the universe is a hilarious place. >> that's what we've always said. >> knee slapping. >> a couple headlines relating to science recently. we just discovered a rocky planet orbiting our closest -- >> yes. it's the closest star system to the sun. it's a multiple star system.
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>> goldilocks? >> it's a golilocks zone for that star. it's a cooler, redder star than our sun. that's not what's interesting. what's interesting is that it is an earth-like planet around the closest star. if you're going to have an inventory of what planets to visit first, that would be at the top of the list. however, the fastest thing we ever sent anywhere would take 35,000 years. 1,000 g there. >> plan ahead. >> you need to send a colony of really fertile people. >> in the few seconds i have left, i said to you in the commercial break, it was a difficult month for commercial travel into space with the spacex rocket explosion and you differed with that. >> if you're on the frontier, stuff goes wrong. they're trying to get us to space cheaper than anyone has
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that's actually rich with experimental results of what not to do the next time. if you think about it that way -- if you're an entity that never makes mistakes, you are not on the frontier. >> that's a good way to put it as the way you put all these things relating to science which you are so passionate about. nice to see you. >> thank you. a pleasure. >> and you can catch the new season of "star talk" monday, september 19th on the national geographic channel. i love it it up next, a live performance on
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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!
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>> bastille burst on the scene an called "wild world." the gang is all here. they're ready to play. good morning. this is album release day for you. is the second album different from the first? >> it's a bit of an evolution. we're just super proud of it and excited for people to hear it. >> you had a hit with pompeii. it's a bit of a blessing and
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>> we try to ignore that and have fun making a record that we're proud of. it's different but still very much us, i think. >> you're going on tour in north america? >> we're going back to venues we first played when he came to the states. >> it's a return. you guys came here before. >> this is so nice to be back here. thank you for having us. >> so happy to have you. steamy. what are you going to play right now? >> so what would you little maniacs like to do first? ? watching through my fingers watching through my fingers ? ? shut my eyes and count to ten
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other, one ear out the other ? ? burning bright right until the end ? ? now you'll be missing from the photographs, missing from the photographs ? ? watching through my fingers ? ? watching through my fingers ? ? in my thoughts you're far away and you are whistling a melody, whistling a melody ? ? crystallizing clear as day ? ? oh i can picture you so easily ? ? what's going to be left of the world if you're not in it ? ? what's going to be left of the world ? ? every minute and every hour i miss you, i miss you i miss you more ? ? every stumble and each misfire i miss you, i miss you i miss you more ?
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? caught off guard by your favorite song ? ? i'll be dancing at funeral, dancing at a funeral ? ? sleeping in thethesloou love ? ? it's such a shame we had to see tm burn, shame we had to see them burn ? ? what's going tbe left of the world if you're not it ? ? what's going to be left of the world ? i miss you, i miss you, i miss u more ? ? every stumble and each misfire, i miss you, i miss you, i miss you more ? ? you might have to excuse me ?
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senses ? ? and you might have to excuse me ? ? i've lost control of all my words ? ? so get drunk ? ? call me a fool ? ? put me in my place, put me in my place ? ? pick me up off the floor ? ? put me in my place put me in my place ? ? every minute of every hour ? ? i miss you, i you more ? ? everyle smb and each sfire, i mis yo i miss you, i miss you more ? ? watching through my fingers ? ? watching through my fingers ? ? cause every minute and every hour ? ? i miss you, i miss you,iss
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>> thank you. >> bastille. thnk you so much. the new album out today. they'll be back to perform their big hit "pompeii bit. on a friday morning, a check of
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