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and i mean, i'm embarrassed about that. they're so boring so we'
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what's a few more. >> so you're not flip flopping? >> no, we want to cop up with a really fair but firm answer. >> the candidates juggling campaign controversies as each struggles to answer mounting questions on big issues. new details surrounding the shooting death of a deaf man during a traffic stop. officials work frantically to disarm a teenager wearing an explosive belt in iraq. canada returns 1,500 american boaters to the u.s. and much more on a busy tuesday. "early today" starts right now. good morning, everybody and thanks for joining us today. new this morning an immigration flip flop? donald trump dramatically shifts his tone on the single most defining issue of his campaign promising to be quote, fair but firm toward the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. as new questions swirl around his immigration stance, but trump pushed back on any indication he may be flip flopping. >> i have very good relationships with a lot of people, a lot of hispanic people, we're talking about it, we're going to get rid of the bad ones. the bad ones are going to be out of here fast. as far as the rest we'll go through the process like they are now, perhaps with a lot more energy and we're going to do it only through the system of laws. >> okay. >> we're working with a lot of people in the his manic community to try and come up with an answer. >> so you're not flip flopping? >> no, we want to come up with a really fair,
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it has to be very firm but we want to come up with something fair. >> and he didn't budge on plans to build a border wall. >> we're going to build a wall, folks. we're going to build a wall. don't worry. we're going to build a wall. that wall will go up so fast your head will spin. and you'll say, you know, he meant it. and you know what else i mean? mexico is going to pay for the wall. >> yet when pressed on a possible policy shift, his campaign manager could not say whether trump would stand by his proposed deportation force. >> as weeks unfold he will lay out the specifics of that plan that he would implement as president of the united states. >> will that plan include a deportation force, the kind that he just -- you just heard in that sound bite and that he talked about during the palestinian primaries? >> to be determined. >>
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more though. let's get the latest. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump was once again on teleprompter here in akron, ohio. this marks the sixth day that donald trump has used the teleprompter at a speech or at a rally. he is the best leader when it comes to immigration, when it comes to the economy and when it comes to fighting terror. this crowd did not need much convincing. they were enthusiastic from the start. next up for donald trump, austin, texas, it's unclear if he will be clarifying his immigration plan there or throughout the week after reports surfaced over the weekend that he expressed an openness to amnesty. i spoke to supporters here in akron though, who tell me that regardless, even if donald trump changes one of his key positions like that, they'll still support him because either he is the lesser of two evils or they trust in his ability to lead. back to you. >> all right. thank you. well, trump isn't the only one on the r
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hillary clinton and the clinton foundation are now under fire. newly released e-mails from dlin ton's final as secretary of state show her top state department aides engaging with foundation do nors. that as the fbi now says it's found nearly 15,000 new clinton e-mails which are set to be released in october. and now trump is calling for a special prosecutor. >> the clintons made the state department into the same kind of pay for play operation as the arkansas government was. the amounts involved, the favors done, and the significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately. >> he's also demanding the foundation to be shut down altogether. >> number one, they should shut
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money back to a lot of countries that we shouldn't be taking and they shouldn't be taking money from. >> meanwhile clinton's vp pick tim kaine is defending her actions. >> was it appropriate for her to take those foreign donations --? >> when you say for her to, she -- >> for the clinton foundation to. >> to do the work they were doing, sure. >> bill clinton says he will be stepping down from the foundation if his wife wins the white house. he also said the charitable organization would not accept donations from any groups outside the united states and despite the steady drip of controversy, clinton tell jimmy kimmel there's nothing to worry about. >> have you considered using face time instead of e-mail? >> actually that's a good idea. jimmy, my e-mails are so boring and i mean, i'm embarrassed about that. they're so boring and so we've already released i don
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30,000 plus, so what's a few more? >> well, today on the trail, clinton is set to unveil her tax cut proposal for small businesses as her running mate tours through colorado and trump is scheduled to hold a rally in texas as his vp pick campaigns through pennsylvania. the california judge at the center of this year's controversial stanford rape case bows out of an upcoming trial. he faced backlash of he gave brock turner what many saw was a lenient sentence. well, now he has taken himself off what would have been his first sex crime ruling since the turner controversy. he's been embroiled in a recall campaign. over 1 million people have signed a petition to remove him from the pench. the judge's decision to step aside came the same day that stanford banned hard liquor on campus. there is now backlash following the police involved
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deaf man in north carolina. witnesses say state trooper jermaine saunders shot daniel kevin harris almost immediately after getting out of his patrol car. some add that harris may have been trying to communicate with the trooper in sign language. saunders pulled harris over for speeding. quote an encounter caused a shot to be fired. harris died at the scene. saunders has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation as is standard procedure. those chilling cries are from the 14-year-old boy captured here moments before he planned to blow himself up. potentially killing scores of others in northern iraq. officials believe he was trained and brainwashed by isis. take a look at this dramatic scene where saufsers shake with fear as they attempt to rem
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boy's waist. that of course is the wrong video there, but more than 1,000 americans unexpectedly invaded canada on sunday with inflatable rafts and inner tubes. the boaters were taking part in the river party when strong winds blew them off u.s. waters and into canada. many of the floaters were rescued, some were so afraid about getting caught without documentation they attempted to swim back to the u.s. it took 19 hours and 19 bus loads to get everyone back across the border. new details on president obama's to louisiana later today, but first, tropical storm gaston is building. is there anything to worry about? >> he's third in line and unfortunately it does look like it will intensify to a hurricane. but it takes it to the central atlantic so that's great news there. we also have to watch this one in the days
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this one will make a beeline for the bahamas in the days ahead. we'll be watching the chance of severe weather today. that's a look at the big weather picture across the nation. now here's a closer look at the day ahead. temperatures are still very hot in the southern half of the country. we'll be having some stray afternoon thunderstorms from jackson, to mobile, to new orleans. tampa and jacksonville, florida, still a nice day in raleigh with lower humidity. enjoy that temperature in the mideast. and how about this gorgeous picture from an aircraft above phoenix as the dust storm hit sunday evening. what as incredible image. "early today" is back in two. met tomorrow... ♪ for people with heart failure, tomorrow is not a given. but entresto is a medicine that helps make more tomorrows possible. ♪ tomorrow, tomorrow... ♪ i love ya, tomorrow in the largest heart failure study ever.
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right? what a great way to mark the final days of the indiana state fair. these state troopers with their own take on their own take on car pool karoake. a record number of people are unable to get into their homes as over two feet of contaminated water persist in many areas. president obama is headed to the region today. joining us from washington is edward lawrence. how's the community there preparing for the president's visit today? >> well, some have hope. others have some sharp words for the president. president obama will be in baton rouge later on today. he did not cut his two-week vacation short in order to go see this flood damage. some criticize that move. republican candidate for president donald trump capitalized it on thursday. he toured the damage area. he also handed out and met some of the folks who were affected by this. now, the louisiana governor
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actually helpful to the area to bring national attention to this problem that's happening there. the governor went on to say that a presidential visit that early could have hampered relief effort. still some 60,000 homes were damaged. 13 people have been killed. still some people point out that president obama did not visit baton rouge in july when two police officers killed a black man there. he did not visit baton rouge when three police officers were ambushed and killed. betty. >> all right. thank you so much. we'll be following that visit today as well. and we now know full details of the horrific alligator attack that killed a young boy back in june. a final report released by the florida fish and wild life conservation commission said he died from drowning and a crushing bite. it's classified as a predatory attack. the report said the father reached into the alligator's
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head. the family has previously said it will not sue the resort. a statement released on monday requested privacy saying quote, we are focused on the well being of our family. that is our priority. stay home and rest up. that's what doctors are ordering aretha franklin to do. shows have been developed including one at radio city music hall. this is the first time franklin has called off a performance for health reasons since 2015. she plans to return to the stage in november. death by bag pipe. that is what british doctors say killed a 61-year-old bag pipe player in what appears to be the first of its kind. the instrument's moist and dark interior provided an ideal breeding ground for fungus. the case now serves as a warning to other bag pipers and wind
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your instruments. extremely important. ryan lochte pays the price for his olympic scandal and fast forwarding today. justin timber lake will be hosting a fund raiser for hillary clinton in los angeles. it's being cohosted by toby maguire, jennifer aniston and the reported price of a ticket more than $33,000. and this morning in a "today" exclusive ma and the final five will reunite with "today" in new york after their golden trip in rio. you're watching "early today." one day a rider made a decision. the decision to ride on and save money. he decided to save money by switching his motorcycle insurance to geico. there's no shame in saving money.
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the swimmer after that major public relations fiasco last week in rio. another is what's happening to allergy sufferers with the major cost rise in epipens. it's really putting a pinch to their pocket. since 2007 the price has hiked significantly. back in that year you could get these for around $100 and now they're going for over $600 so a major problem for these severe allergy sufferers. of course another sorry weir watching is what is happening with the price of oil. we've seen a major plunge in prices since the rally we saw over the last week and now a note from goldman sachs saying they expect prices to stay 35 to $50 a barrel. they say country is going to come back online from countries, so some major questions going forward for these oil markets. >> thank you so much. just ahead, which lor
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actor best known for his portrayal in lord of the rings recently revealed he turned down a massive payday. listen to this. facebook billionaire shawn parker reportedly offers him $1.5 million to officiate his wedding back in 2013. it cost over $10 million. it involved 364 guests getting custom made costumes made by an oscar winning designer. >> passing up 1.5 million? you could dress me up in anything you'd like for $1.5 million. >> but he said he doesn't do weddings. he may not have to do movies if he did more weddings like that. >> i tell you, that's pretty good. this is a story for all you frequent travelers. no more of those bulky neck pillows. >> this is so much better. >> that is called the nod pod. that other angle looked more comfortable.
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comfortable. >> i'd be slobbering all over it. i hope it's washable. >> it looks like you're being choked, to be honest. >> it really does. >> they're hoping to raise $20,000 in kick starters. 200,000. so people are on board. so michelle obama will grace the cover of variety this week. the magazine editor says the first lady is brilliant, witty, personable and an icon. she's appeared on the tonight show and performed some car pool karoake. the magazine hits newsstands today. and celebrating birthdays today, retired nbc star kobe bryant is 38. and i dream of genie star is 85. .
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it's back to school for one of the biggest districts in our area. we're tracking the roads and the weather as students in prince george's county head back to class. new safety concerns at one of the most busiest bridges. what investigators are revealing about an attempted attack on a woman. and mosquito danger. how one county is taking precautions after a human case of west nile virus. good morning, everybody, it's 4:26 right now. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> i'm eun yang. is this not the best kind of weather ever. >> it really is. chuck bell is in the storm team 4 weather center with our
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>> good morning, everybody. what a great looking day to be outside this morning. skies are clear. looking good. feeling good. get out and enjoy it today because we all know that this kind of weather can't last all that long here in the month of august. current temperatures as i mentioned yesterday, a few of our usual cool spots are down below 60 this morning. leesburg 59 degrees. it's a nice cool comfy start to the day. we'll see temperatures climbing up in the low to perhaps mid 80s. oent whole -- on the whole you are going to like today. for more details coming up in a few minutes. breaking news in first 4 traffic. 95 north at 3 fredericksburg, we have the left lane getting by a crash. this is bad here this morning because we already have a 1.5 mile bup. pretty close already -- pretty slow already. the ramp to eastbound 3 is blocked
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looking at the beltway, no worries. also have some roadwork we'll talk about in a couple of minutes. it is 4:28 right now and it is back to school today for almost 130,000 students in prince george's county. students will be greeted by 29 new principals this year in a school district that is growing. it's the second largest district in maryland. the school system's ceo, dr. kevin maxwell says that's due in large part to the growing list of programs being offered in the public schools. >> we started a number of new programs in the district. some immersion program. we started an aeronautics program in the high school. when you put programs in that people are attracted to, they come to those programs and fill
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>> that program is in its second year. the district is working on a relationship with andrews air force base. student safety is top of mind for prince george's county school district leader. volunteer dionnetay caraway was charged with sex abuse charges. there is a task force created to review the district's policies. they came up with 61 suggests and 28. the district has also created an office of monitoring and compliance. the new director started last week and will report directly to dr. maxwell. dr. maxwell will kick off the school year and welcome students back to the classroom. news 4 stopped by yesterday to see how teachers were prepared
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ready. >> to see the students and how excited they are the first day makes you excited to come, and we're ready. we're ready to go. >> we're going to read a story tomorrow about first day jitters. i still get nervous the first day. >> new kids, new nerves, i get it. pointer ridge is launching a breakfast program this year. students who get to school by 7:45 each day will get great breakfast. >> members of our news 4 team will also visit pointer ridge today. we'll be giving out school supplies that we've collected from our backpack 4 kids drive. >> there is still time to donate and back packs are not the only thing we need. everything from pencils, highlighters, crayons, glue sticks, and more help students start things


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