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two. president trump changes his tune once again. why he is holding vladimir putin accountable in the wake of the summit in helsinki. >> the growing childrens after two children were attacke while swimming in new york. >> dunkin donuts has more than just coffee. the new beer from the breakfast chain. >> the touching moment has fans talking this morning. early today starts now. great to be with you. we begin with trump reversing course once more. he is now saying he does in fact
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hold vladimir putin presidential election said he believes hisge >> you s that russia meddled in the electibe i would say that that is true, yeah. >> y condemned putin specifically. do you hold him personally responsible? >> i would because he's in charge of the country just like i consider myself responsible for things that happen in this country. as the leader of a country, you would have to hold him responsible, yes. >> that are flies in the face of almost everything he said prior. capitulating when faced with the opportunity to place blame on putin even when standing next to him early this week, instead showing discord and confusion on who was behind the attempted hackinga more than one occasion
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going back almost two years. >> it might be russia. could becod be if you remember . it could be north korea. it could be a lot of pounds, okay? >> i think it was russia, but w countries and other people. >> you don't think it's phoney that they tried to meddle in the election? >> i don't know. it could have been china or a lot of different groups. >> while he said it is russia and putin interferes, here's what he said whether he thinks the kremlin is still trying to attack the u.s. >> thank you very much, no. >> the white house press secretary sarah sanders trying to clean up that moment insisting he was saying no as in no more questions. the moment is not sitting well with intel officials. here was christopher wray
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refuting the claim asserting to nbc's lester holt that russia is actively working against the united states. >> the intelligence community's assessment has not changed. my view has not changed. russia attempted to interfere with the last election and that engage in malign influence operations to this day. >> meanwhile another major headline is playing out after the white house didn't real out the possibility of questioning american citizens including the former ambassador to are ushia, michael mcfaul. it appeared to be trumped upcharges out of moscow. it's one the state department calls absolutely absurd this morning. ambassador mcfaul said he is floored by the white house's consideration. >> what i was totally flabbergasted by was that the white house would not defend me.
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i'm an american citizen and i g five years. it would have been so easy to bat it back. >> sarah sanders said she will get back to us regarding putin's request. >> the russian grad student working to advance the kremlin agenda will remain behind bars until her trial. maria butina is too greatly of a flight risk. she joined the nra to cozy up to influentialns a tried to trade sex for access to a political group. outside the court following the case. >> the fbi said two years ago she was making a name for herself as a college student and gun enthusiast hoping to further relations with russia. her every move was directed by a russian government official; close ally of vladimir putin.
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she hit in plain sight to get close to republicans, unaware that the fbi was watching her. >> the russians for decades have been trying to penetrate washington circles. this is very reminiscent of the 10 russian illegals, the sleeper agents arrested several years ago, but this was a speed version of that. >> at a 2015 trump event in las vegas, she asked a question. >> if you would be elected as a president, what would be the foreign policy in relationships with my country. >> she offered sex for access to an unnamed political group. the fbi arrested her last weekend when she was packing up to move. she pleaded not guilty.ey said because she can slip into the russawian r said she is no fligt risk and has known for months she was under investigation. >> she is not an agent of the russian government and she is
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innocent of the charges brought against her. she is a young student seeking to make her way in america. >> she is not changed with being a spy, but she was part of a covert campaign to influence american politics. nbc news at federal court in washington. >> two stories out of pennsylvania overnight. firefighters are battling a massive fire at our lady of angels catholic school. flame can be seen shooting from the roof and neighbors heard a boom before it broke out. authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. in philadelphia police are on a. police were told that two young children were in the lincoln navigator, but they later found them with another family member. police described the suspects as two males. with a beard and a oer withirth and a hat. >> wildfires fuelled by
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scorchingy. while trying to subdue the one person was killed oregon flame. fire ballooned to 45,000 acres prompting evacuations and a wild live emergency. that's just one of 160 fires. in neighboring california, fire crews are working 24-hour shifts to contain the ferguson fire. it is charring over 17,000 acres and inching close to yosemite national park. surrounding areas have been evacuated. >> two children are recovering after being bitten by the same shark in new york. the 13-year-old boy was attacked around noon while reportedly boogie boarding. they spotted him stumbling out of the water and first responders said they removed a n length nd attack described it i and suffered deep cuts to her leg. beaches were close said for the day yesterday.
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>> that are is so scary. at least it cooled down here. very scary. >> the biggest names in sports were honored at the espy awards. danica patrick became the first woman to awards. she was hosting the newest laker, lebron james. >> lebron is the newest los angeles transplant. los angeles transplant is also what he googles when he needs new hair. that's okay. lebron, he host and made fun of me, too. i would say even. j.r. smith would say we are up by one. >> in the biggest awards, snowboarder chloe kim won best ma athlete and kate becken sale accepted on behalf offal ex
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ovechkin. the jimmy v award for perseverance as he battles oral cancer leaving few dry eyes. >> if you have somebody out there suffering, it doesn't have to be cancer. it could be somebody not having a good day. your mom or dad or grandparents. what you say to them, the smile that you have on your face could be what makes the difference the next day. always, always persevere. never ever give up. >> the best coach award was awarded to three hero coaches killed in the mass shooting in stoneman douglas high school. >> 141 gymnasts who survived sexual abuse by larry nasser took the stage. closing out the night as the arthur ashe courage award. >> to all the survivors out there, don't let anyone rewrite your story. your truth does matter. you matter.
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and you are not alone. >> let's get a check on the mid-week weather with michelle grossman. >> we are looking great in the northeast. very, very pleasant. the southeast not so much. a front is parked over the area bringing rounds of showers and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon hours. that will be the case today and also tomorrow. as we look over theext n forecast in terms of rainfall amounts, we are looking at up to three inches of rain in som e h 80s and looking really, really nice. then by the weekend we are looking at rain in the northeast. >> thank you, michelle. fast forwarding, brett kavanaugh
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well, good morning to you. it's thursday. a lot of people call it friday eve. taking a live l san jose this morning as we get started with our day. thanks for starting your morning with us here on today in the bay. i'm marcus washington. >> i'm laura garcia. let's get a look at the forecast. >> it starts out with mild temperatures again as you get ready to head out. mostly low 60s in the south bay and sgiflts elsewhere around the bay area. let's check out the hot temperatures of martinez today. it won't be as hot as it's been. 65 degrees at 8:00.
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at lunchtime, 82 degrees. upper 80s at 2:00 today. here's a look at the highs for today. mid 90s for livermore. 75


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