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on the one hand you got to feel kind of sorry about the kind of campaign he's run, don't you? >> a lot of stuff has come out since you vote, can you change your vote to donald trump. >> with almost 27 million votes already cast, the candidates' closing arguments heat up as time is short. fuel prices at the gas pump and even the airport are about to go a whole lot higher following this deadly explosion. >> is california on the brink toward pushing the rest of the nation towards legalized marijuana? >> some of the biggest stars came out to honor our bravest and our families. >> we are headed to a game seven showdown "early today" starts right now. we begin with breaking news this morning. two iowa police officers have
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been targeted and killed in what authorities say were ambush-style attacks. >> we have another caller advising there's been an officer shot at 70th and aurora. >> a medic. >> we have rifle rounds out here. and a magazine. it was a rifle for sure. >> one officer was found dead around 2:00 a.m. in urbandale, a suburb of des moines. the second officer's body was located within the city limits. >> in all appearances, it looks just like that, that these officers were ambushed. on the surface right now, like i said, we're just a few hours into this. it doesn't look like there was any interaction between these officers and whoever the coward is that shot them while they sat in their cars. that's the best we've got that we can explain the scene right now. >> they have doubled up their officers to better protect them. the investigation and hunt for the killer or killers continues right now. this is added to the list of the
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fallen officers from dallas, baton rouge and now here. >> incredibly heartbreaking to see something like this happen out of des moines. good morning, everyone, i'm ayman mohyeldin. >> and i'm frances rivera. >> we have less than a week to go until election day. both candidates are making their closing arguments in battleground across the country. hillary clinton unleashing a fresh offensive against dominican republic, if trying to rally a key demographic, that of women. >> on the one hand, you got to feel kind of sorry about the kind of campaign he's running, don't you? he sure has spent a lot of time demeaning, degrading, insulting and assaulting women. he does not have the temperament to be our commander in chief. so think how you'll feel if there was something you could have done but didn't on november the 9th, if this doesn't work.
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>> and she made these intense comments after a protester in florida disrupted her rally in florida calling her husband a rapist. >> you know, i am sick and tired of negative, dark divisive dangerous vision and behavior of people who support donald trump. >> but clinton also had plenty of help with surrogates fanning out across the country, attempting to make their best effort to move past the fbi inquiries into the clinton e-mail practices. in fact the clinton camp says supporters have donated over $11 million to her campaign just in the three days since the fbi director james comey announced the bureau's reignited inquiry. meanwhile, donald trump remains on message, he's going after clinton for the recent fbi news tieing her to obamacare, reaching out to disinfected democratic voters who he says may feel buyers remorse. >> this is a message for any
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democratic voter who have already cast their ballots for hillary clinton and who are having a bad case of buyer's remorse. in other words, you want to change your vote. a lot of stuff has come out since your vote. so if you live here or in michigan or pennsylvania or minnesota, those four places, you can change your vote to donald trump. we'll make america great again, okay? >> with six days to go, both clinton and trump are spending millions on new ads set to air between now and election day. as of this morning, over 26 million voters have cast their early ballots. that's compared to 13 1/2 million who took part in early voting at this point in 2012. florida alone has seen an increase in 1.8 million votes
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this election cycle a. whopping 28% of republicans who voted early in florida voted for hillary clinton. that explains why trump has visited the state of florida more than any other state since his nomination holding events 32 times. ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina and colorado were heavily visited by the republican nominee. as for clinton, florida topped her list as well. same for new york, where her campaign headquarters is located, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina were among her top visited battleground as well as nevada. so you know the saying, the old one that goes, it ain't over until it's over? it's definitely applicable for the world series. the cubs were able to fend off elimination in game six. this time against hot hitting. it started in the first with chris ryan homer followed up by addison russell two innings later crushing a grand slam to deep center field. he tied a world series record
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with 6 rbis on the night. the cubs go on to win 9-3. deciding game 7 is tonight in cleveland. i think the election and the campaign fever may stop for a few hours. >> just for a little bit. >> i think the country is definitely going to be watching this. new fallout this morning following the deadly gas pipeline explosion in california. industry experts predict an uptick in prices. remember that. gas shortages in the east will also impact millions. colonial is the company that owns the pipeline. in addition to gas for cars, they also provide jet fuel to major airports in the northeast and even some u.s. military bases. it stretches from texas to new york covering 40% of the east coast. monday's blast killed one and injured five. a contractor hit the gas line causing the fire triggering the explosion. alabama's governor issued a state of emergency. an investigation is ongoing. overseas for the first time
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in two years, iraqi troops have entered the city of mosul despite fierce resistance from isis fighters. the battle is expected to take weeks, possibly even months. nbc's matt bradley joins us live from iraq. matt? >> thanks, a yman. as you know, they have entered into mosul itself, and what they had to look forward to is a blistering fight from isis, probably for the next week or even months, ayman. we're talking about urban warfare. this is the most difficult warfare that any conventional army can face. what we've seen previously, fights in ramadi and fallujah. also, major urban centers. the islamic state put up fierce resistance and they're using all of the tools they have in their tool kit. this is some ugly stuff. we're talking about suicide bombings, defensive works. but in mosul, that's the second largest city in iraq. they're going to be using human
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shields. we already know they brought in civilian spy force from some of the villages and towns outside of mosul into the city themselves. they use them to array around themselves. it could be targeted by the coalition and they're going to be putting themselves in the middle of these civilians and daring the coalition to try to attack these civilians. that means they're using a lot of opposition in the incoming forces. it could be weeks before we see isis push back. >> it will be a humanitarian challenge for those making it better. matt bradley for us in erbil. travel season is going to be around the corner. hue does $39 sound for a ticket, particularly from chicago to fort lauderdale. time is short but there are many more deals to tell you about. we've got the details ahead to tell you about. >> i took a quick peek. good deals. worth taking a look. bill karins, the weather is perfect here.
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we don't want to get away. when it comes to the world series -- >> last night was nice. 70 degrees in november in cleveland. tonight, interesting. rain right now over iowa, wisconsin, heading for michigan. this will slowly try to make its way through great lakes. 8:00 p.m. first pitch. we're okay. here's the rain moving from indiana to ohio. by the time we get to the end of the game, that's getting close. there's heavy rain and thunderstorms. right now it looks like the game will get in. it looks like clouds will be increasing with rain after midnight. as long as we don't go extra innings we should be fine for one of the more significant weather events. that's a look at your southern california and arizona. who do you guys have? i'm going with the home team,
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the indians? you have the cubs? >> i know who this guy is going for. >> i want to say the cubs are considered the underdogs. >> it's close. >> tossup. >> what about you? you have to get on the record. >> i know so many people who are indians fans. i'm going that way. we'll see what it caktakes. vladimir putin has put microsoft directly in his cross hairs. and a protestor goes to extremes using heavy equipment and is shot with a taser. find out why. that's next. ext. the fiery tissue left her nose sore and red. so dad slayed the problem with puffs plus lotion, instead. puffs have pillowy softness for dakota's tender nose. with lotion to comfort and soothe when she blows. don't get burned by ordinary tissues. a nose in need deserves puffs, indeed. now get puffs plus lotion in the squeezable softpack.
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as part of the ongoing tensions between russia and the united states, the kremlin is backing a plan to eliminate all foreign software from government offices state controlled companies. they're starting with replacing microsoft products with russian made ones. that's according to a senior u.s. intelligence expert. putin is going after microsoft because of the company's name recognition. due to the ease the companies can be convinced they work with microsoft. this comes as microsoft says that hackers previously linked to the russian government hacks exploited flaws in the windows program and adobe flash software in recent cyber attacks. check it scary video out. it's from zimbabwe making its way around the web. a couple was swimming in a pool at night at a private residence. they were completely surprised when all of a sudden a crocodile dove into the water. the man instantly leaps into the water. the croc goes after the woman
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biting her several times. luckily she's able to get out of the pool without being seriously injured. they think the crocodile wasn't looking for a late night snack but rather checking out the noise coming from the swimmers. very scary. you know the bites of those can be vicious. >> you're in shock. what is that? the croc is right there going right at her. wow. it is a popular accurate saying, as california goes, so goes the nation. so are they about to open the flood gates of legal marijuana for the rest of the united states? ed states? ♪ at walgreens, you're free- free to seize the savings on medicare part d. from one-dollar copays on select plans to rewards points on all prescriptions, it's easy to save big at walgreens. ♪ just stop by walgreens. ♪ then sit back and enjoy the savings. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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fast forwarding into your wednesday, opening statements could begin as early as today for the former south carolina police officer who was charged in the 2015 shooting death of unarmed driver walter shock. that was caught on shocking cell phone video. jet blue has a solution for those of you looking to escape the season. the airline is offering prices as low as $39 for travel between november 9th, the day after election day and february 28th. but you only have until midnight tonight to book it, so start planning. >> i think a lot of people may need that vacation. >> just get away, out of the country. today good news as well. taco bell will be handing out free doritos loco tacos.
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it's part of a promotion which was promised free tacos if a base was stolen in the first two games of the world series. that obviously happened. taco bell keeping up its end. >> taco bell, give them a shout out for that. could the big winner on tuesday be marijuana? >> nine states have it on the ballot. it could be the tipping point toward legal cannabis. nbc's harry smith explains. >> this is breakfast made with >> jennifer tejada is a mother. >> her state is voting on the legalization of marijuana. >> it will certainly be more prevalent. it will be more challenging for our kids to say no. >> california, arizona, nevada, massachusetts, and maine all have legal cannabis on the ballot, potentially joining legal marijuana states oregon,
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washington, colorado, and alaska. >> everybody knows anyone who wants it can get it today. >> reporter: california governor gavin newsome says it's time to stop criminalizing a substance people use. >> i don't want to see african-americans and latino, i don't want to see them arrested. >> reporter: if you are 21 and older, you can buy marijuana from a licensed vendor, no questions asked. and you can grow your own. up to six plants per home. that worries jennifer tejada, who along with being a mom -- >> i love you. >> -- is a police chief in the bay area. >> i think we're going to have a lot of people driving under the influence of marijuana. a lot more traffic collisions where people die, lose their lives. >> reporter: polls show a huge shift from justen years ago. today a majority of americans want pot legalized, red state, blue state? maybe green is the color to watch on election night.
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>> my eyes are just crying. >> don't be sad. >> i'm not. >> i ate all your halloween kangdy. candy. >> you're just joking. >> no, i ate it all. >> i ate all your halloween candy. >> i ate part of your halloween canty. kandsy. candy. >> i'm sorry. >> it's okay. >> do you still love me? >> of course, i do. one of the best things jimmy kimmel does. >> i love that boy's reaction. he comes charging at his dad. >> he does it every year. wait until the holidays. parents, give them something, like a rotten banana. president obama was campaigning for hillary clinton in ohio when his message became focused on the men in the crowd. take a listen. >> i just want to say to the guys out there, i want to be honest. you know, there's a reason why
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>> welcome back, everyone, a standup for heroes, last night in madison square garden were comedy megastars, jerry seinfeld and bruce springsteen stopped by to perform and auction off one of his famous electric guitars which went for a mear $280,000. overall the show raised $33 million to support more than 2.5 million veterans. again, another historic night. >> nice to be chartable and giving. >> there are grinches. the season of giving is the season of stealing. according to retail forecast, shoplifting during the holidays
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is responsible for 37% of retailers annual shrink loss. people rationalize stealing because they're spending more. so one of the items tempting to people the most? well, electronic accessory, cell phone cases, that's most popular. others on the list, alcohol, leather, winter clothing and children's toys and gourmet chocolate is one thing. >> i'm not going to support or do anything to come across supporting stealing, but sometimes i understand why shoppers will want to steal alcohol. >> if you're going to get some red wine, might as well get gourmet chocolate. this is a mission that has baffled people for a year. the disappearance of amelia earhardt. they say she may have spent her final days as a cast away in the pacific on a modern island. using techniques, they received a partial skeleton to a photo of earhardt and found the measurements have virtually identical.
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still they say the evidence is inconclusive. she went missing in 1927 in her second attempt to fly solo around the world. >> still a very big mystery. >> this morning, the public gets a look into the personal home of the president. what does it look like in the areas that we're not supposed to go. architectural digest was granted permission to photograph the second floor of the white house residence, seeing the life of the commander in chief showing off his grammy award. washington monument. african artwork. the new images give us a spectacular view inside the most public lives on the world stage. you think they all have that same theme. some are more modern than traditional. >> not a bad place to sit and have coffee and wash the sunrise. thanks for being with us.
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ambushe two poli officersin thes . breaking overnight, officers ambushed. two police officers in the area of des moines, iowa, are found killed inside their squad cars. why the early signs point to targeted attacks. b.a.r.t. delays after an electrical problem on the tracks. the montgomery station was briefly shut down. we'll tell you how things are running now for your morning commute. an aggressive and unexpected crime on halloween night in one of the safest downtowns in the bay area. "today in the bay" starts right now. good wednesday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's get straight to that forecast right now, a cool start for us today. >> you want a nice thick coat. low 40s around the bay


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