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good evening. a claim today by isis that it had a hand in the shooting attack on an anti-islamist gathering in texas sunday has ratcheted up concerns about isis in this country, and its potential reach. it is the first time islamic state has tried to claim credit for an attack on american soil. the white house today labeled it an attempted terrorist act, but it dismissed the isis claim itself. it may, however, be a fine distinction, as there are indication the shooters who were both killed were inspired by isis to go on the attack. we have two reports, beginning with our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: in radio and internet messages isis claimed the two gunmen from phoenix, nadir soofi and elton simpson were soldiers of the caliphate, or islamic state, and that worse things are coming. u.s. officials call it an attempt to claim credit and say there's nothing to show isis
actually planned or directed the plot. they say simpson used several social media accounts and expressed his support for isis tweeting "may allah accept us as new england gentleman head dean" before the two men started firing in texas. officials say the latest plat is part of an alarming new trend with isis shifting away from propaganda aimed at a mass audience and instead calling for action directly on social media. one official said it's like someone repeatedly tapping you on the shoulder asking when are you going to do something? it is even more powerful now, with so many westerners in isis contacting friends back home. >> they are trying to you know egg somebody on potentially doing an attack back in their homeland for those that are still back in the home. >> reporter: investigators say several thousand people in the u.s. trade messages on isis social media, a number impossible to track individually. and trying to shut down every isis social media account is hopeless. the answer many say is more
people putting out an opposing message online. >> i believe a counterideology or counternarrative to the isis radical ideology could be successful but it has to be grassroots. >> reporter: investigators have yet to determine when the attack plan was formed. they say simpson's social media postings did attract attention from police and the fbi last month, but they say he was never explicit about any attack plans and was not under constant surveillance. pete williams nbc news boston. >> reporter: i'm miguel almaguer in phoenix at the apartment of elton simpson and nadir soofi, where federal investigators have been searching for clues. >> the police and homeland security and fbi, we knew something was serious going on. >> reporter: soofi's family is looking for answers, too. he was born in the u.s. a father to a young son. >> entered my mind that anybody i knew would even do anything like that much less someone in the family. >> reporter: he spent time in pakistan as a child. classmates tell nbc news he was
popular and used to be called goofy because of his laid back attitude. said to be a heartthrob soofi starred in the play "bye bye birdie." friends say he came from a privileged family but became more isolated in recent years. he was a devout muslim like elton simpson. the president of the mosque simpson attended regularly until about four years ago. >> a good demeanor. very good attitude. always a smile on his face. >> reporter: simpson caught the fbi's attention nearly a decade ago. in 2010 he was investigated for planning to join a terror group in somalia, but he was convicted of lying to a federal agent and placed on probation. >> he just seemed very calm and quiet and, um i really had believed that the charges against him were trumped up. >> reporter: in a statement, simpson's family says they are struggling to understand how he could become radicalized writing, "we are sure many people in the country are curious to know if we had any
idea of elton's plan. to that we say without question we did not." neighbors say the two men lived in the apartment complex behind me together for years. law enforcement sources say the guns used in sunday's shooting were purchased legally. lester? >> miguel almaguer tonight, thank you. in baltimore today, where emotions are still raw over the death of freddie gray and the violence that followed new attorney general loretta lynch made her first public official trip since assuming office last week. she met with gray's family community leaders and police days after six officers were charged in connection to gray's death. an attorney for one of those officers meantime filed a motion claiming the knife gray allegedly had on him the time of his arrest was illegal, despite prosecutors' claim to the contrary. one of the nation's biggest banks is under fire tonight. wells fargo accused of committing fraud against its own customers. employees allegedly opening accounts that customers never asked for, then charging them
fees and damaging their credit. nbc's anne thompson has this report. >> reporter: a bank is a place to put your money and trust. franklin on says what he got in return at wells fargo is frustration. >> i only needed for my businesses two accounts and they opened over 15 accounts for me. >> reporter: many accounts on said were opened without his approval earning fees for the bank and endless headaches for this los angeles small business owner. >> they opened personal accounts checking accounts for me then savings accounts on top of those, then -- it is just oh man, it was a mess. >> reporter: these high-pressure tactics to meet sales quotas are the heart of the lawsuit filed this week by the city of los angeles against wells fargo. >> wells' customers have been victimized by tactics designed to maintain high levels of sales of wells' products. >> reporter: the suit accuses wells fargo of creating a virtual fee-generating machine, having family and friends open
extra accounts using confidential customer information to open credit cards and other amounts and damaging customers' credit reports when the unauthorized fees were not paid. wells fargo is the nation's fourth largest bank about more than 6100 branches across the country, just over 1,000 in california alone. wells fargo says it will vigorously defend itself against the charges. its culture, it says focused on the best interest of its customers and creating a supportive caring and ethical environment for its team members. for customers like franklin on experts say carefully monitor your bank activity off and online and pay attention to your credit report. anne thompson nbc news new york. former arkansas governor, mike huckabee today became the sixth republican to officially jump in the race for president, with strong support from evangelical conservatives. huckabee won eight stays in the the 2008 republican primaries. today, he announced his second run for president in his hometown of hope arkansas which is also the birthplace of former president bill clinton.
meantime the clinton campaign is working overtime tonight to hit back at allegations being made in a highly anticipated new book out today called requests clinton cash," about her family foundation her money and where it all came from. nbc's andrea mitchell is on the trail in las vegas. >> reporter: after ducking questions for weeks, today, hillary clinton struck back taking jetblue to las vegas to court hispanic voters while her campaign launched a counteroffensive a new website, a twitter account, and a campaign video. >> the book is already debunked far and wide. >> reporter: a war of words with the author of "clinton cash" leaked in advance but officially published today. >> i'm not saying, andrea, that there was a quid pro quo, i'm saying what you see is a pattern of behavior funds flow in either through the foundation or the form of speaking fees and a policy decision that tends to favor them. >> full of sloppy research and attacks pulled out of thin air with no actual evidence. >> reporter: and part of the
rebuttal an appeal for campaign money, raising cash from controversy. bill clinton strongly defended his wife in his exclusive interview with cynthia mcfadden. >> not a single solitary fact has been introduced that she has done anything wrong. people should live to be as honest as she is. >> reporter: but when that other former arkansas governor republican mike huckabee announced he was running for president today, he did it with a dig at clinton. >> i don't have a global foundation or a taxpayer-funded paycheck to live off of. >> reporter: the pounding is taking its toll. >> her numbers in our new nbc/"wall street journal" poll have gone down on trust and honesty. 25%. only 25% think she is trust worthy. >> that's part of why we have got to answer back and show people what really are the facts. >> reporter: but clinton's polls are holding up against potential republicans. she remains ahead of all of them. the democratic party announced today it will hold six primary
debates. hillary clinton tweeted she looked forward to a real conversation but so far, not about money. lester? >> andrea mitchell tonight, thank you. overseas tonight, a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in the mediterranean. a flood of migrants from northern africa fleeing war and hardship desperate to reach europe. it is an extraordinarily dangerous journey. last month, 800 people drowned when their ship capsized. in just the past three days 7,000 migrants have been rescued at sea. one rescue south of sicily was captured on video. nbc's bill neely has the story. >> reporter: the sea is calm the migrants are not, desperate for rescue by a passing cargo ship, they scramble for life preservers and try to climb a rope. easy shout the crew but they are panicking, some jump, many can't swim their dinghy is taking on water. a woman and child look anxious. some from their boat ground
earlier, another like it sank at sea. but these africans are lucky. one by one, climbing to safety. and just in time. the dinghy is about to sink. the dead are removed. it's happening every day. >> we are facing one of the major humanitarian crises of our time. mediterranean is being turned into a mass grave. >> reporter: europe's leaders promise more help. an american saved lives with his own boat. >> we have 12 pregnant women, over 60 women and 40 children. >> reporter: a baby girl was born on one rescue ship. another boat sped back to libya, its migrants sent home. >> we are desperate! >> reporter: many are drowning at a chance of freedom and a wave of migration europe can't stop. bill neely nbc news london. a potentially very dangerous night ahead in the southern plains with at least one tornado touching down in west texas and the threat of more over the course of the evening, as severe
thunderstorms also bring the risk of large hail and damaging wind gusts. and we are also keeping a close eye on the southeast, where an area of low pressure in the atlantic could form a tropical storm over the next few days impacting florida and the carolinas. we will keep an eye on it. some major changes are coming to a chain where many of us eat every week as customer trends show we are concerned more and more concerned with what's in our food. panera bread announced it's changing at least 150 ingredients to get rid of additives many probably didn't realize they were eating. nbc's halley jackson has the details. >> reporter: panera bread is cooking up a new menu making headlines not for what it's adding but what it's removing dozens of artificial preservatives, sweeteners and flavors, including some fda-approvedtives also found in pesticides petroleum wax and perfume. >> what we are attempting to do for consumers here is give them a comprehensive, transparent list that gives them clarity and allows them to feel confident in
their choice. >> reporter: panera is one of many companies catering to the health conscious, like nestle, getting rid of fake flavors and colors in some candy bars and kraft, transitioning to natural spices instead of synthetics in mac and cheese. >> it is great that companies are responsive to what people say they want. whether they will purchase this based on changing tastes and texture and appearance remains to be seen. >> reporter: some food safety advocates say panera's moves are more about public relations than public health arguing just because something's artificial doesn't make it unsafe. >> there's a lot of scary stuff on here. does this say glycerol esther of wood rossen? >> reporter: but gia says knows better knowing what she is feeding her family. >> makes me feel better knowing i don't have to think about it. >> reporter: for panera, a new menu to reflect changing tastes. halley jackson, nbc news los angeles. still ahead tonight,
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>> reporter: the weight of war fell on this young girl without mercy. we found her alone in a monastery in the central african republic last year where hundreds had fled rising ethnic violence. she had tried to save her family with prayer telling us "i lifted my hands to god, but they didn't hear me. they took away my dad and mother and killed them." her entire family was killed. still, at just 8 years old, she asked god to forgive them. in america, greg daniel happened to be watching our report. >> it literally brought tears to my eyes. >> reporter: a successful doctor in buffalo, new york divorced with for you with children dr. daniel realized he could offer jakina a new life. >> i said in life we see a lot of terrible things but how often do we actually act upon it? >> reporter: he traveled to africa twice, went through months of red tape and prayed.
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