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thank you for watching. tonight. shopping mall massacre, a massive man hunt under way for the gunman or gunmen who opened fire on a shopping mall in munich. people being told not to leave their homes. hillary clinton to reveal her pick for vice president. it could come at any moment and all signs are pointing to tim kaine. and donald trump delivering his speech to america, telling people, he alone can fix it. and a blistering heat wave now stretching from new york to los angeles, a dangerous week in
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2016. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news with lester holt." good evening. a shooting rampage at a major shopping mall in munich, germany has left at least nine people dead and many wounded. video of a pistol armed attacker captured on a cell phone camera as he opened fire outside a mall shopping complex. people running in terror and police running into the scene. tonight officials are calling it a suspected act of terrorism. nbc's kelly cobiella has late details. >> reporter: the moment of terror captured on camera. cell phone video purportedly showing how the rampage began outside a mcdonald's, the man dressed in black pulls a gun and starts shooting. people on the streets running for cover. within minutes, police
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flooded in, guns drawn. parents grabbing their children, dashing for safety and rescuers trying to help the wounded. it began around 6:00 friday night at one of munich's most popular malls, shots fired at the mcdonald's, then witnesses say inside the mall. at one point, witnesses told police they saw three shooters. this video from a duke university student in germany visiting family. >> police are telling us don't go to that mall. we heard gunshots and people screaming and running away. so we were in shock for five or six seconds an didn't know what to do. >> reporter: tonight the urgent man hunt for the shooter or shooters. germany was all right on high aall right. just four days ago,
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this 17-year-old asylum seeker pledged allegiance to isis then attacked five people on a train with an ax. tonight police scouring the neighborhood afternoon the mall, and again a european city is on lockdown and on edge. we want to turn to our chief foreign correspondent richard engel now, people's minds in europe turn to isis, but there's some other people at work in germany. >> u.s. officials in germany say that they are leaning toward an alternate theory at this stage, that this was the work of german extremists, a neo-nazi group. they believe that one of the gun men has been killed, a body that was found. but they are operating on the aasumpation that other gun men were
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involved. if this was the work of neo-nazis, it shows how much anger there is, how much hate tread there is in europe. in this case, perhaps it was isis, but it's more likelihood it was reactionary reacting because of all the attacks. >> all right, richard engel, thank you. to presidential politics this evening, there's high drama surrounding hillary clinton's vice presidential pick. we're expecting it to come at any home, first via text message to her supporters, all signs pointing to tim kaine. andrea mitchell has late details from florida. what can you tell us about this? >> reporter: hillary clinton is expected to make that announcement by text message to her supporters and we're getting some indications about exactly whom she's going to pick. hillary clinton could name her running mate at any time. >> i think after the last week, what we saw
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in cleveland, we better be ready to go win an election in november. >> reporter: and tonight, democratic sources telling nbc news the likely pick is virginia senator tim kaine. earlier this afternoon, kaine in boston not answering questions. >> have you spoken with hillary? >> reporter: a former mayor and governor from a battle ground state with foreign policy experience, fluent in spanish too. hillary clinton hoping to make that choice. kaine admitting he lacks sizzle. >> they're true, i am boring. but, you know, boring is the fastest growing demographic in the country. >> reporter: just last week, a tryout to see if they had chemistry, the campaign liking
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what they saw. >> what tim kaine said is really worth considering, do you want a you're fired or you're hired president? do you want a trash talker or a bridge builder? i like that one a lot. >> reporter: but the pick would come with some risks, because of his support for trade agreements. and his past views on abortion. the other veep finalist, iowa governor tom vilsack and cory booker. >> she wants someone who's qualified to be in the white house, someone she would like to partner with for four years, those are pa pa pa paramount for her. >> reporter: clinton will appear with her new running mail for the first time tomorrow in miami. meantime, donald trump unleashed a new
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tirade today, trying to settle old scores one day after he officially accepted the republican nomination in a lengthy speech that painted a dark and dangerous portrait of life in america, arguing that he is the person to fix it. but did the man who wrote "the art of the deal" seal the deal with the american public? here's nbc's katy tur. >> reporter: donald trump coming out of the convention, off message with an ax to grind. today's real tirade came just hours after the campaign's attempted course correction. last night featured ivanca trump. >> at my father's company, there are more female than male executives, women are paid equally for the work that we do. >> reporter: trump with the hammer. >> this is the legacy
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of hillary clinton, death, destruction, terrorism and weakness. >> reporter: the nominee casting america as a dark and dangerous place. >> i alone can fix it. >> reporter: where crime is rampant. >> homicides last year increased by 17% in america's 50 largest cities. >> reporter: and immigrants are partly to blame. >> nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records ordered deported from our country are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens. >> reporter: while some cities have seen an increase in murders in recent years, the overall violent crime rate remains at historic lows, down 15% from when president obama took office. and according to a recent study, crime among first generation immigrants, those without documentation. the back and forth has
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a nation at odds. >> this vision of violence and chaos everywhere. doesn't really jibe with the experience of most people. >> the liberals have a whole set of evidence that might be right. >> reporter: christina perez was on the fence. last night's speech didn't change her mind. >> i don't think i would vote for candidate trump. i'm not sure at all at this point. >> reporter: so what about the ratings? the final night of the convention when donald trump spoke drew about 32 million viewers, that's 6 million less than john mccain did in 2008. lester? >> katy tur in new york tonight. we want to bring in our political director, the moderator of "meet the press" chuck todd. all leading up to the convention with the question of unity. we were there last night, it looked like a pretty happy crowd. how would you assess it? >> this wasn't a
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unified party going in. obviously it's never going to be a fully unified party. but trump did unify the con vengeanconvention. and rank and file republicans, did do a lot, because to get some of them unified because i talked to many republicans who are relieved that he didn't take the bait last night, when there were a couple of moments when he could have, when the crowd sort of started to talk lock her up, and he refused to do that. today's ted cruz moment may give some frustration to pull their hair out. but for the most part, he did get more republicans on board. and i wouldn't be surprised if you see him get a bump in the polls. because remember, he entered this convention with less support than normal for a republican nominee. >> hillary clinton by naming a running mate, does that steal back some of the spot light
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after the republicans' big week? >> i think it will, and it was sort of a way to lead into your convention, in a way the intention of what donald trump wanted to do the week before the campaign. news events and their own issues made that stumble. the clinton campaign is intended to have a much smoother rollout than trump and use it as a way to brag about that. that's their goal. i don't know if it fully steps on tump, b. now to the brutal and massive heat wave. cities like new york, philadelphia, dallas and los angeles are coping with sweltering conditions, much of the heat dome has laid a blanket of hot air over the northwest and now to the southeast. but rising temperatures are scorching many parts of the country.
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>> reporter: tonight a massive heat wave is baking the country from coast to coast, new york, chicago and los angeles all feel like an oven. in new york city, a heat advisory and an air quality alert. >> air conditioners, fans, it's been a while since they sold that fast so i'm happy. >> reporter: the looming heat dome is trapping 122 million people in 26 states under a bubble. >> i just want to dump water on my head. >> reporter: at least one-third of the country is sweltering, adding humidity and the heat index, for what it feels like, 97 in boston and new york, 99 in washington, d.c. and philly. >> the heat has staying power through the weekend, high temperatures in the northeast in the 90s, they'll be wide spread combined with the humidity, they'll push the heat index well over 100. >> reporter: in denison, texas, this
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highway buckled. public transit systems are offering free air-conditioned rides to escape the dangerous heat. >> you come in and you don't have to pay, isn't that exciting? >> reporter: tonight it fizzling in the west, where fire is a danger. where evacuations were ordered, palm spring, 117. in los angeles, the beach is the place to be. the national weather service has issued an excessive heat warning here in the los angeles area, but temperatures will be scorching from coast to coast, millions will be looking for any relief wherever they can find it. for those outside, it could be a very dangerous weekend with these temperatures. one of the world's greatest aviation disaster mysteries may forever go unsolved. after more than two years of looking for the wreckage of the malaiysia airlines flight 370, officials say they will suspend the search if it is
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back now with new details on that police shooting that shocked the nation. we have now learned the name of the officer that shot and wounded a man on the ground. that officer's commander is being accused of giving conflicting accounts of what happened. >> charles kins si laying on his back with his hands in the air just before being shot by miami police monday. today, four days later, nbc learned that the s.w.a.t. team commander provided conflicting statements to investigators. >> an officer who betrays the trust of any resident of any community, they must be shamed, removed, fired. >> reporter: city officials identified the officer as
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34-year-old jonathan aletta. pending the investigation, aletta is on paid leave, his commander on unpaid leave. you can see kinsey with a 26-year-old autistic man. he told officers the man was only holding a truck. the police union says that officer aletta thought it was a weapon. in a statement, aletta says in part, i did what i had to do in a split second. >> this is a case where a police officer was trying to say mr. kenzie's life and unform, the shot went astray. >> reporter: but if that story was true, why did policekenzie.
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>> there was no response. >> reporter: after what happened on video, city officials say that training will now become mandatory. kelly sanders, nbc news, north miami. we're back in a moment with the prince and his pup, sharing some ice cream, george reaches another milestone. ♪ ♪ that's life. you diet. you exercise. and if you still need help lowering your blood sugar... ...this is jardiance. along with diet and exercise... jardiance works around the clock to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. this can help you lower blood sugar and a1c. and although it's not for weight loss or lowering systolic blood pressure, jardiance could help with both. jardiance can cause serious side effects, including dehydration. this may cause you to feel dizzy,
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finally, it's a friday night staple for many americans, but you've probably never had it quite like this before. silicon valley startup has set its sites on developing a new robot for its pizzaria.
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>> alex has always loved building things, now the former tech executive is giving pizza hut and dominos a run for their money. >> we're responsible for the sauce. >> reporter: there's also marta and bruno. all hard workers at silicon valley's newest pizzaria. thestartup that wants to become the amazon of food. >> i realized that there was a couple of major innovations. >> customers place their orders with a few taps. and the pizza making begins. >> yes, this very much is a robot pizzaria. but robots haven't taken all the jobs. >> reporter: but it's
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bruno who puts it in the oven and arrives at it your door in 20 minutes flat. but at lombardi's, the oldest pizzaria in america, is shaking their heads. lombardi says they would never trust a robot to make their pies. this truck with 56 robot ovens that will predict when you order and what you want before you even know. you can bet that the future will want a piece of this. >> look so good. that's going to do it for us on a friday night, i'm lester holt, for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night. with 34 rbi.
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