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their podium pants. they're wearing their podium pants and most coveted medals in the world. that does it for us tonight. doesn't take much to make them happy. so awesome. "first look" is upt. those who are guests in our country that are preaching hate will be asked to return home immediately, and if they don't do it, we will return them home. >> he has no idea what he's talking about. even confronted with the facts he doesn't want to learn them. few times he tries to deal with the facts, he reveals a profound misunderstanding what's at stake. >> war and words. donald trump lace out his plan to defeat isis, just as vice president joe biden calls him clueless. plus emergency shelters are packed following deadly flooding in louisiana. the rain may have subsided, but the threat of rising waters continues for thousands on the coast. and a raging wild fire in
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northern california destroys nearly 200 homes. now authorities have arrested a suspected arsonist, who may be behind many more. it is 5:00 a.m. on the east coast, 2:00 a.m. out west on this tuesday, august 16th. great to be with you, i'm frances rivera alongside lusz burgdorf. we begin with the clock certainly ticking. we're just twelve weeks out from election day 2016 and yesterday brought another donald trump campaign. for a speech on foreign policy trump likened the battle against radical islamic terror to the threat of communism during the cold war. according to "the new york times," trump policy adviser steven miller, quote, portrayed the terrorism address as a road map with more detailed speeches to follow. much as was the case with the republican nominee's speech last
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week on the economy. speaking in youngstown, ohio, trump addressed his immigration policy, revisiting the ban on muslims entering the united states that he introduced in the wake of terror attacks last year. while ad-libbing his later call for extreme vetting for visa applicants. >> the common thread linking the major islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil, 9/11, the fort hood shooting, the boston bombing, the san bernardino attack, the orlando attack, is that they have involved immigrants, or the children of immigrants. we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people. in the cold war -- we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the
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threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more. >> for more on trump's immigration policy we turn to nbc's katy tur who has been covering the trump campaign from the start. she was inside the room for the candidate's speech yesterday. and reports from ohio. >> good morning, frances. in a break from the norm donald trump stuck to his script, slamming hillary clinton on her foreign policy record, and trying to define himself against it. but his ideas are once again raising eyebrows. he extended his muslim ban saying that he would put ideological tests in place for those trying to enter into this country to make sure that they agree with and believe in american ideals, and american openness. he also wants to create what he's calling commissions to define and detect radical islamic terror at home, giving
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police protocols so they can figure out the warning signs for radicalization that may be happening in their communities. donald trump is trying to expand his base with this, hoping that a vast majority or a majority at least of americans will want to give up some civil liberties in order to protect themselves. right now he is sliding in the polls, especially in battleground states. this may be the start of that much-anticipated, and long-awaited pivot. but frances, it also might be too late. >> all right, thank you very much. our katy tur reporting. trump is returning to wisconsin where he'll be holding a campaign rally and also a pair of fund raisers. >> speaking before trump's event yesterday hillary clinton took on her opponent's foreign policy plans while trump pushed back in his address. >> sometimes he says he won't tell anyone what he'll do because he wants to keep his plan quote, secret. and then it turns out the secret he has no plan.
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and that -- and that was very clear when he said i know more about isis than the generals. no. no, donald, you don't. >> according to then-secretary of defense robert gates, the invasion of libya was nearly a split decision. but hillary clinton's forceful advocacy for the intervention was the deciding factor. that's why we went in. with one episode of bad judgment after another, hillary clinton's policies launched isis onto the world stage. >> vice president joe biden made his debut on the campaign trail alongside hillary clinton in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. biden unleashed his harshest criticism yet of donald trump, arguing the gop nominee is the most ill prepared presidential contender in history. >> i can say without hesitation my word as a biden no major party nominee in the history of
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the united states of america has -- now don't cheer, just listen -- has known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security than donald trump. and what absolutely amazes me, what absolutely amazes me, that he doesn't seem to want to learn it. this man is totally, thoroughly unqualified to be president of the united states of america. this guy's shame has no limits. he's even gone so far as to ask putin and russia to conduct cyber attacks against the united states of america. he's even showered praise on saddam hussein one of the vilest dick taters of the 20th century. he would have loved stalin. he would have loved stalin. >> vice president biden getting heated there.
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afterwards a notable shift in tone, clinton toured his childhood home. the vice president held court in the kitchen telling stories about the old neighborhood while hugging the current homeowner. >> democratic senate minority leader harry reid came back with the republican nominee with scathing rhetoric as well blasting trump as an unpatriotic drain on society who has earned nothing and helped no one. and challenged trump to take the citizenship test required of new applicants. quote, he would almost certainly fail given his general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about american history, principles, and functioning of our government. >> and trump wasn't the only person getting knocked for yesterday's event. former new york mayor and trump surrogate rudy giuliani took heavy criticism after he seemed to reference the september 11th attacks then forgot them in a speech ahead of trump's foreign policy remarks. >> mike's background is exactly a complement to donald trump. he's a member of the foreign affairs and judiciary committee. and during the time of september 11th, when we went through the
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worst foreign attack in our history, since the war of 1812. by the way, under those eight years, before obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. they all started when clinton and obama got into office. >> the political press pounced hitting giuliani for seemingly failing to recognize the 9/11 terrorist attack that defined his political career and ultimately fuelled his 2008 presidential bid. a spokesman for giuliani told the associated press that giuliani was referring to a lack of major attacks during the remainder of bush's term. >> all right, louis. if you picked utah as a battleground state this year are you at home? i'm sitting next to you at the kentucky derby and going with you to buy your next lotto ticket. evan mcmullin he qualified to appear on the state's ballot in november potentially squeezing
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donald trump to the right and on the heels of hillary clinton's op-ed in a salt lake city newspaper, donald trump is following suit with one of his own. well clinton in her piece discussed religious liberty, and invoked her shared work with former governor jon huntsman. and the warnings against trump from mitt romney and snowstormer senator larry pressler all mormons so trump is more like his standard stump speech slamming clinton for their approach to tax policy, radical islam, also illegal immigration and the death of police officers in dallas and baton rouge. on to religious liberty he writes quote barack obama and hillary clinton have tried to undermine our religious liberties on the altar of political correctness. they've challenged the rights of businesses and rnlous institutions to speak openly about their faith. undermining religious liberty has been a trend in the democratic party for decades. and new electoral college rankings show clinton projected over the threshold needed to win with 17 electoral votes still in
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the toss-up column clinton is estimated to have 272 to trump's 190. now the republican nominee could sweep all of the remaining electoral votes and still come up short but president obama had a warning for democrats at a joint campaign fund-raiser with 60 donors on martha's vineyard yesterday. the president told the crowd paying to attend the $33,000 each quote if we are not running scared until the day after the election, we are going to be making a grave mistake. however, the president seemed comfortable with the state of the race saying, i don't have to make the case against her opponent, because every time he talks, he makes the case against his own candidacy. meanwhile, a campaign aide says trump and his running mate mike pence raised $1.5 million at a fund-raiser last night in evansville, indiana. >> now to a really tough situation in louisiana where the rain has stopped but search and rescue operations continue after historic flooding there. at least seven people are dead, though governor john bell edwards says officials won't
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know the exact death toll for several days more. so far at least 20,000 people have been rescued and more than 12,000 have spent time in emergency shelters. >> basically we lost everything. you know. other than our lives, you know. until it happens to you, you just really don't understand. water is probably one of the worst mother nature beasts there is. >> and while the rain in louisiana lessened significant yesterday many flood warnings have been extended through today and tomorrow as some people evacuate and others try to sandbag houses to save them. of course we'll bring you more on the weather and what's expected there and elsewhere in the country from bill karins in just a few minutes. a california man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection to the state's clayton fire. 40-year-old damon anthony has been charged with 17 counts in connection with several fires over the past year including the clayton fire which broke out on saturday. it destroyed more than 175
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homes, and structures in northern california, and has burned more than 4,000 acres and is only about 5% contained governor jerry brown has issued a state of emergency and more than 1,000 personnel are on hand battling the blaze. california is facing what could be the worse wild fire season on record. >> tensions seem to be easing in milwaukee after two nights of violence. it comes after a 10:00 p.m. curfew took effect for teenagers last night. and while we didn't see the level of violence as the past two nights the city is still on edge. residents in the city's mayor are calling on the state to release the police body camera footage from the shooting of 23-year-old sylville smith as quickly as possible. but right now the state refuses saying it is part of the investigation. >> i want the video released. i believe the video will provide a lot of context as to what's going on. i have not seen the video. i saw -- i saw the still shot taken from the video in which
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the individual had a gun in his hand. >> we'll wait to see when they release that video. now pennsylvania's attorney general has been convicted of leaking grand jury information. the jury announced last night they had found democrat kathleen kane guilty of all nine counts, including perjury and criminal conspiracy. prosecutors argued kane leaked documents to the media discredit a former state prosecutor and then lied to cover it up. her defense attorney said that she plans to appeal her conviction. >> -- conviction on all counts was a crushing blow i'm not going to say otherwise. but we have not lost our resolve. we will continue this litigation, we will continue this fight, because we believe that our client has been wrongfully, wrongfully accused of misconduct. >> kane, who was the first woman and first democrat elected as pennsylvania's attorney general faces up to seven years in prison. her trial saw a number of bizarre incidents, including kane's decision to release
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hundreds of sexually explicit and racist e-mails sent between pennsylvania public officials on government accounts. there was also this moment last august when kane's twin sister dressed in black walkedn front of her as she went into the court wearing a red dress. that caused a bit of confusion for photographers who couldn't tell the two apart. before they realized they had been photographing the wrong sister there. still ahead one of the nation's largest health insurers is casting dou on the future of obamacare. what this means for millions of customers under the affordable care act. plus brazil wins pole vaulting gold in last night's rio games and upsets the world record holder in the process. we'll have those stories when louis and i come right back here on msnbc.
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welcome back. let's turn to business where one of the nation's largest health insurance providers will pull out of 70% of the counties that offer obamacare coverage and cnbc's hadley gamble joins us live from london. what does this mean for the future of the affordable care act? >> well, louis it certainly isn't very good news, is it? because at the end of the day you have to remember fewer insurance inside these public exchanges means costs will probably go up, and the coverage options are likely to go down, or at least become quite limited. aetna isn't the only company looking to do this. what we understand now is that united healthcare and humana as well two of the nation's largest insurers have said that they're looking to pull back from these public exchanges over the next couple of years as well. frankly these companies say it's just really bad for their business. and while they remain committed to making sure americans do receive healthcare they say the problem is that in these particular exchanges, they have too many older patients requiring extensive coverage and not enough young, healthy people. now another coverage, another
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story that we're watching is a fallout from billionaire peter thiel's targeting of gawker. you have to remember that that company was forced into bankruptcy after peter thiel backed multimillion dollar lawsuits over a hulk hogan sex tape and what's happening at the moment is that the company of course is in bankruptcy, it's trying, of course, to go to auction and right now looks as if univision may be picking up the company and another story we're also watching is, of course, what's happening over at volkswag volkswagen. the justice department saying that company is looking to face civil and criminal charges. they haven't said just how much they're going to have to pay. but the last major lawsuit against a car company was toyota and that was $1.2 billion. so certainly it's going to be a big pay day for volkswagen. guys? >> big problems for volkswagen will city in touch on that one hadley gamble live from london. thanks so much. time now to get a check on the weather and what we can expect to today. nbc meteorologist bill karins, so for us here in the northeast it's feeling a little bit better bill. >> a little. not a lot. >> did you see that? that was a little. >> just a little pit.
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it's amazing when it feels like only 100. our friends in louisiana the water levels are receding in almost all cases. that's good. they didn't get a lot of rain yesterday, just a few scattered showers this morning. that system is exiting up through michigan going to move through southern portions of canada during the day today and quebec and eventually this could spark some severe weather out ahead of it. right now unfortunately that warm front is going to move to the north. that means the humidity is on the increase once again up the east coast especially ahead of this cold front and once that cold front gets a little bit closer this afternoon we're going to spark some severe weather so marginally severe storms possible around lexington, louisville, columbus, ohio, cincinnati, through charleston, west virginia, even washington, d.c. but there's a lit risk of severe storms for 51 million people including a lot of the big cities new york, bat ma, philadelphia, hagerstown, state college, pittsburgh, syracuse, alba albany, hartford, providence and boston and we may see an isolated tornado or two in upstate new york today so we'll have to watch that carefully that will be around 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will be the target time for that and of course with all these big cities with a
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chance of some strong thunderstorms airport delays could be problematic. here's how it plays out. there's the front coming, there's the scattered storms popping up. new york city looks like threatening you around 7:00 p.m. philadelphia around 6:00 or 5:00. up to the north, scattered around 7:00 p.m. and moving through the capital disict right around 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. so thatill be the target time if we do get any of these isolated tornadoes. it will clear out by wednesday. wednesday a lot less humid. still warm but less humid throughout the region there and then the other story of course is the heat still heat warnings around philadelphia heat advisories where it will feel like 100 to about 105 today frances. so we're not done with the heat wave in areas of the mid-atlantic but the severe threat the danger later today. >> fingers crossed for louisiana and all those airs yeahs down there bill thank you very much. it's the olympics and we know the agony of defeat but look at this. not so bad, right? when you have this one athlete who celebrates loss in rio. that right there the olympic size fast food feast we'll bring you the details, and the menu ahead.
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the event debuted on the women's olympic program back in 2008. and you can notch another win for the host country. thiago braz da silva becomes the first brazilian man to earn the olympic gold medal in rio after being crowned pole vault champion last night. braz da silva cleared a height of more than six meters, that's almost 20 feet, to claim the gold, and set a new olympic record. the brazilian beat out the defending champion from france by just under two inches. american sam kendricks earned bronze. the first olympic medal for a u.s. man in the event since 2004. and the women's 10k open water swim came down to a photo finish yesterday after leading the pack nearly an hour sharon van rouwendaal earned the netherlands its first rio olympics made in the aquatic vent but the two hour open water marathon ended in a mad dash to the side, silver and bronze aerial mueller of france outtouched italy's rickle bruni by 0.8 seconds. but after review officials
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disqualified mueller for restraining her opponent giving bruni silver and upgrading brazil to bronze. it's brazil's first-ever female olympic swimming medal and finally how do you cope with an olympic loss? by bringing on the fast food. at least that's what this australian bad minuten player who posted this photo of his mcdonald's feast after losing his men's doubles match on saturday did. his olympic-size meal included a big mac, two mcchicken sandwiches, a quarter pounder with cheese, two hamburgers, 40 chicken mcnuggets, six large fries, a smoothie and a bottle of water and six brownies for dessert. of the meal totalling more than 7500 calories he wrote, quote, now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean. i guess when you lose you got to cope in some way frances. >> a little bit of a console -- you know what's missing louis? two things, hash browns and -- >> apple pie -- >> apple pie. breakfast is available all day
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he talks cavalierly about
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encouraging other nations, as hillary pointed out, to develop nuclear weapons, as if a nuclear war is some trivial affair. does he not understand we wrote japan's constitution to say they could not be a nuclear power? where was he in school? someone who lacks this judgment cannot be trusted -- there's a guy that follows me, right back here, has the nuclear codes. so god forbid anything happens to the president, i had to make a decision, the codes are with -- he is not qualified. to know the codes. he can't be trusted. >> vice president biden hammers donald trump on national security just as the republican nominee was unveiling his plan to fight terrorism. we'll have more on trump's call for, quote, extreme vetting of potential immigrants. the death toll inches up in louisiana in the wake of that historic flooding. and while the rain has stopped,
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the threat still continues. plus, tensions continue to run high in milwaukee after saturday's police-involved shooting. officials hoping a citywide curfew would help get things under control. are good morning, it's tuesday, august 16th i'm louis burgdorf alongside frances rivera. we'll have the latest from milwaukee in just a moment. >> first we want to bring you up to date with just twelve weeks out from election day 2016 and yesterday brought another reboot from the donald trump campaign with a speech on foreign policy. trump likened the battle against radical islamic terror to the threat of communism during the cold war. according to "the new york times" trump policy adviser stephen miller, quote, portrayed a terrorism address as a road map with more detailed speeches to follow. much as was the case with the republican nominee's speech last
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week on the economy. speaking in youngstown, ohio, trump addressed his immigration policy, revisiting the ban on muslims entering the united states that he introduced in the wake of terror attacks last year. while ad-libbing his later call for extreme vetting for visa applicants. >> we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people. in the cold war, we had an ideological screening test. the time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more. in addition to screening out all members of the sympathizers, terrorist groups, we must also
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screen out any who have hostile attitudes toward our country or its principles. or who believe that sharia law should supplant american law. those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country. >> and vice president joe biden made his debut on the campaign trail alongside hillary clinton in his hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. biden unleashed his harshest criticism yet of donald trump. arguing the gop nominee is the most ill-prepared presidential contender in history, before framing his fitness in deeply personal terms. >> this guy's shame has no limits. he's even gone so far as to ask putin and russia to conduct cyber attacks against the united states of america. he's even showered praise on saddam hussein one of the vilest dick taters of the 20th century. he would have loved stalin.
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he would have loved stalin. i was proud, my son beau served for a year in iraq. came back a highly decorated soldier. i must tell you -- i must tell you, had donald trump been president i would have thrown my body in front of him. no i really mean it. to keep him from going if the judgment was based on trump's decision. if my son were still in iraq, and i say to all those who are there, the threat to their life has gone up a couple clicks. it's gone up a couple clicks. >> new electoral college rankings show hillary clinton projected over the 270 vote threshold needed to win. with 76 electoral votes still in the toss-up column, clinton is estimated to have 272 to trump's 190.
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now the republican nominee could sweep all of the remaining electoral votes and still come up short but president obama had a warning for democrats at a joint campaign fund-raiser with 60 donors on martha's vineyard yesterday. the president told the crowd paying to attend the $33,000 each quote if we are not running scared until the day after the election, we are going to be making a grave mistake. however, the president seemed comfortable with the state of the race saying, i don't have to make the case against her opponent, because every time he talks, he makes the case against his own candidacy. meanwhile, a campaign aide says trump and his running mate mike pence raised $1.5 million at a fund-raiser last night in evansville, indiana. senator marco rubio says he stands by calling donald trump a con man in the heat of the republican primary. he also still supports trump for president. here's a look at what rubio actually said during the primary and what he told the miami herald editorial board yesterday. >> he's a con man. i think it's time to unmask him
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for what he is. he's trying to take over the conservative movement. even though he's not a conservative. but more importantly he's a con. i mean he's a con man who's taking advantage of people's fears and anxieties about the future. what we are dealing with here, my friends, is a con artist. he is a con artist. i have a message forr. trump, mr. trump, donald, maybe we should call him conold trump. i have a message for him, i will campaign in all 50 states. i will get in my pickup truck and drive around this country if i have to, before i allow the party of lincoln and reagan to fall into the hands of a con man! >> -- think he's a con man? >> look i told you guys i've stood by everything i ever said in my campaign, and that said, we're in a different place now. now we have a binary choice. not a choice between 15 people or 12 people. there are two people in the world that are going to be the next president, either donald or hillary. >> and senator rubio also left
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the door open to another white house run in either 2020 or 2024. he's currently running for re-election after initially saying that he wouldn't seek another term. in the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" -- marist poll rubio is in a close race against democratic challengers, especially congressman patrick murphy. frances now let's head to louisiana the rain has stopped but the search and rescue operations continue after historic flooding. at least seven people are dead though governor john bell edwards says officials won't know the exact death toll for sure for several more days. so far, at least 20,000 people have been rescued and more than 12,000 have spent time in emergency shelters. >> basically we lost everything. you know. other than our lives, you know. until it happens to you, you just really don't understand. water is probably one of the worst mother nature beasts there is. >> and while the rain in
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louisiana lessened significant yesterday many flood warnings have been extended through today and tomorrow as some people evacuate and others try to sandbag houses to save them. we'll have more from bill karins in just a few minutes. a california man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection to the state's clayton fire. the 40-year-old has been charged with 17 counts in connection with several fires over the past year including the massive fire that broke out on saturday. it destroyed more than 175 homes, and structures in northern california, and has burned more than 4,000 acres and is only about 5% contained governor jerry brown has issued a state of emergency and more than 1,000 personnel are on hand battling the blaze. california is facing what could be the worse wild fire season on record. >> tensions seem to be easing in milwaukee after two nights of violence. in the wake of saturday's police-involved shooting. it comes after a 10:00 p.m. curfew took effect for teenagers last night.
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and while we didn't see the level of violence as the past two nights the city is still on edge. residents in the city's mayor are calling on the state to release the police body camera footage from the shooting of 23-year-old sylville smith as quickly as possible. but right now the state refuses saying it is part of the investigation. nshs's kerry sanders took a ride through that community for us last night. >> you can see out here what the authorities have done to sort of up-armor one of the vehicles that's out here. this is the vehicle that the sheriff's department has put in to place. there's also the police department which is here, doing the same thing, just maintaining and showing presence, but not trying to instigate, or in any way cause some sort of reaction from people in the streets. you know, i say instigate, the authorities say they're never here to instigate, but the folks in the community say when they see the police officers coming at them, or the deputies coming at them with shields, with riot
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helmets, they say that that seems to them to be an instigation. so clearly this is a community that is on edge, and there's distrust, and that distrust breeds the problems that we've seen here in recent nights. frances? >> kerry sanders, thank you so much for that report out of milwaukee, wisconsin. an arrest has been made in connection with sunday's shooting deaths of a new york city imam and his assistant. 35-year-old oscar morale has been charged with two counts of murder. officers say a gun and clothing were found at his home and the gun was found hidden behind dry wall and screws. listen to how they tracked down the suspect. >> during that video canvass we were able to identify a vehicle. we also identified the person running into that car and taking off directly after the homicide. detectives immediately took that car, trailblazed it, put it into our data systems and came up with a car accident in a hit and run. this is about three miles away. we immediately responded to that
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location, and pulled video from that corner, and we looked at the two cars, and they were identical. we looked at stickers, and decals on each of the windshields, and they seemed identical. again, we had no plate at that time. at that point we began to do a grid search, we thought we had our person at this point. we then sat on a car that we found a couple hours later, in the vicinity of that hit and run. and waited for that person to emerge from that block. that person emerged about 10:00 last night and got into the vehicle. detectives from the fugitive task force approached the car, and then he rammed the detective's car several times in an effort to get away. >> police have not declared a motive and have not ruled out a hate crime. the funeral services held yesterday for the imam and his assistant. both were killed in broad daylight after leaving a prayer service early sunday afternoon. still ahead oh, man it is
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full blown summer another month, another record high as far as temperatures are concerned we'll check in with our bill karins on the newest hottest month ever. and from the looks of it, you think a runner tripped here on the olympic track if you take a look at that. but what looks like a fall was actually a dave and another to take the gold away from an american favorite. that and more from the summer games in rio. we'll bring it to you next.
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welcome back. let's head out to fabulous las vegas. the last tower of the iconic riviera hotel and casino on the las vegas strip was leveled just moments ago. the implosion of the building brings an end to the strip's first high rise and one of vegas' most storied casinos. >> nice -- >> sound effects there. >> i love it well done. it's kind of strange. it's 2:00 a.m. over there. they're doing it in the middle
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of the night, and, and shining all the spotlights on it -- >> no one sleeps in vegas anyway, frances. >> you're absolutely -- i guess maybe because it's much cooler i would think i don't know how hot it's going to be in vegas. but let's get a check with bill karins. >> we want a daytime implosion. >> i know. >> we want to see it. >> bill wants to hit the button. >> now that would be fun. the temperatures are going to continue to soar. we focused so much on the louisiana flooding. the lake county fire the clayton fire they're calling it hit the lower lower lake little town there that was 170 structures burned. i mean the post office went down. habitat for humanity. a lot of businesses on main street went down. this was as we went throughout the weekend especially on sunday. they got a little bit more control over it yesterday but it's still only 5% contained that blaze and they believe it was arson, too, and they did make an arrest in the last 24 hours. so, you know, horrible scene there. look at that. that's their main street in that little town. so here's the heat index today,
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100-plus once again right along the mid-atlantic coast. we have yet to see like a nice cooler air mass move in and that shouldn't happen at least probably till maybe the weekend for the mid-atlantic. so this is a heat index forecast the worst of it washington, d.c., will feel like today. you cool it off a little bit by thursday but not so much relief down here to the south as you wouldn't expect quite yet atlanta columbia raleigh, remember these kids are in school in these regions too so that's not fun. so heat warnings today continues for the greater philadelphia area. heat advisories everywhere else. and then the other story today, severe weather this afternoon. we'll watch that moving across areas of the mid-atlantic new york city to philadelphia, sometime right around 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. is when we'll target your storms. a little bit of everything across the maps. >> bill, thanks so much. time now for sports and joining us from the summer games in rio is nbc news senior white house correspondent chris jansing. chris, it has been action packed there. what do you got for us? >> louis, another historic day at the rio olympics. american sprinter allyson felix
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now holds the most olympic medals of any u.s. woman in track and field history, after earning her seventh career olympic medal last night. she got the 400 meter silver medal finishing 0.07 seconds behind a diving shaunae miller. did you see that bahamian just going for the finish line head first? she took gold in the event after sprawling across that finish line. the result, tying for the closest finish in an olympic 400 meter final ever. meanwhile kenya successfully defended the 800 meter title last night becoming the first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the event since 1964. he clocked a world record in the event at the 2012 olympics in london finished in 1 minute 42.015 seconds and ohio native clayton murphy earning bronze for the united states behind the silver medal finisher from algeria. go usa. and american gymnast simone biles' golden streak in rio came to an end yesterday. biles could not wrap up a fourth
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gold instead earning bronze on the balance beam behind her 16-year-old teammate laurie hernandez who claimed silver. in the first week of olympic competition, biles picked up team, all-around, and vault gold but last night settling for tt bronze after a miscue on the balance beam while attempting a front flip called, for big point deductions, and gold medalist 24-year-old sanne wevers of the netherlands earning the first olympic individual medal of any kind for a dutch female gymnast. okay. here's a look at the olympic medal count so far in spite of the fact that for the first day of this game team usa did not win gold. the u.s. still leads all medal categories by a lot 26 gold, 23 silver, 26 bronze, the total 75 olympic medals. china remains a distant second it's followed by graib, and russia, and louis, we're way ahead of where we were in this exact same in 2012. >> we've got to give simone biles a break there.
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she settled for a bronze but three gold medals i think is enough. >> and still thrilling and she competes again today by the way so she has a chance for another gold, and she's favored on the floor. >> we'll stay tuned for that. yesterday seven people were injured when an elevated television camera fell to the ground just outside of the basketball arena. the camera, one of many that are suspended by cables to provide aerial views of olympic park plummeted more than 60 feet you can see two women sitting on the ground next to the camera. one with a bloody nose who was then carried away on a stretcher. the second woman left the scene. medical officials describe the injuries as minor. a full investigation is being launched into the incident. president obama releases 50 more detainees from guantanamo bay. the single largest transfer since taking office but what many of his supporters want to know is when he'll close it for good.
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welcome back. the defense department has announced that 15 detainees at the guantanamo bay detention facility have been transferred to the united air be emirates. the group includes 12 yemenis, and 3 afghan nationals, and is the single largest transfer under president obama. the move comes six months after the president announced his latest desire to close down guantanamo, which has faced pushback from congress. united nations peacekeepers are being accused of not answering calls for help during a deadly attack on a compound by a south sudanese soldier in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in that country's
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three-year civil war. the associated press spoke with eight survivors who say the attack happened last month in the capital of juba following a battle between government troops and opposition forces. they say the soldiers went on a nearly four-hour rampage through the facility, so they shot and killed a local journalist and raped several women among other accusations. joining us from london is nbc news foreign government matt bradley. the united states embassy also being accused of not helping these people as well. >> that's right, frances. but yesterday the u.s. government laid blame for this atrocity on the united nations, and they said they don't know if the u.n.'s blue helmets are up to the task. as you mentioned, frances, it's being called one of the worst targeted attacks on aide workers in the three year civil war in south sudan and that's a young country that is no stranger to human rights atrocities. samantha powers, the american representative to the united nations said u.n. troops failed to stop south sudanese troops from raping, killing, and
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beating humanitarian workers during a four-hour rampage in the south sudanese capital of juba last month. but she said monday that the u.s. embassy in juba did in fact respond to distress calls from the south sudanese government officials. she said the u.s. response, they went a force site to stop the attack and this statementd the government was deeply concerned that united nations peacekeepers were either apparently incapable, or unwilling, to respond to calls for help. frances? >> really disturbing accusations. thank you, nbc's matt bradley live for us in london. and we'll be right back. cone between life and death. for partners in health, time is life. we have 18,000 people around the world. the microsoft cloud helps our entire staff stay connected and work together in real time to help those that need it. the ability to collaborate changes how we work.
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even his wife ann got in on some of the fun showing off some of her famous clog dancing during kaine's second song. in case you're wondering what kaine beer of choice was frances after playing allcountry that a will be asked to return home immediately. if they don't do it, we will return them home. >> he has no idea what he's talking about. even confronted with the facts, he doesn't want to learn them. few times he tries to deal with the facts, he reveals a profound misunderstanding what's at stake. >> good morning. it is tuesday august

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