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countdown to liftoff we are hours from nasa launching its most powerful rocket ever conceived at next miss 1,000 ha pakistani floods and here in the u.s., mississippi is facing a state of emergency the director of national intelligence says her office is looking into whether documents
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seized from donald trump's home pose risks to national security. and we'll hear from an accuser and her father and rocking out at the mtv vmas it's been 50 years since the end of the apollo era and nasa is set to make history again the orion will lift off, a next phase in a bigger plan to get back to the moon and eventually to mars. our tom costello has more. >> reporter: the threat of violent morning thunderstorms is hang over nasa's plans to launch artemis early monday after a series of lightning strikes hit lightning towers near the launch pad five times
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s times on saturday. none of them caused any damage to the rocket named for the sister of the greek god apollo the capsule will be lifted to a 42-day orbit around the moon >> this mission goes with a lot of hopes and dreams of a lot of people and we now are the artemis generation >> reporter: if all goes as planned, astronauts could be on board in 2014. then a moon landing in 2024. >> there's 30% more room inside or orion than apollo. right over there is a retractible rowing machine for exercise and right there is a commode. >> reporter: orion will even
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eventually dock with a space station called gateway >> reporter: the gateway components are coming together at this facility in houston. eventually four or five of these modules will be linked together orbiting the moon with crews spending on average 30 days on station. they will then use a lunar lander to descend to the moon base for six days. >> it's to get prepared to go into the lander and go to the surface. >> reporter: it's like base camp circling the moon. >> exactly, a good way to look at it. >> reporter: it will return to earth hotter and faster, parachuting into the pacific ocean. right now there's an 80% chance of go at 8:30 a.m. the further you get into the window the chances of going start to slide because of the florida weather. so we're all watching that 8:33
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liftoff time hoping it can go then >> our fingers are crossed tom, thank you and you can join us starting at 8:30 a.m. eastern right here on nbc for special coverage of the artemis launch all eyes are on the skies for this liftoff let's get a check of the conditions with michelle grossmann. how is it lookinear? there >> it's looking good we're looking at light winds at 35 miles per hour. improving conditions now, and the criteria is pretty strict in terms of the do not launch when it comes to weather. lightning, clouds, precipitation, wind, even solar activity as we go throughout time, future cast showing us things are looking good any showers and storms should
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stay away. now to breaking news in washington, d.c. where rookie brian robinson is in the hospital after being shot. he was the victim of an attempted robbery or carjacking. police are looking for two people in connection with the shooting and in a statement, the commanders said robinson's injuries were not life threatening and team officials are there with him at the hospital and a statement says he is in good spirits and will be back soon doing what he does best the governor of mississippi has declared a state of emergency. and the mayor of the state capital, jackson, has told residents to get out agos the state prepares for more flooding the pearl river is expected to overflow its banks, cresting at 3 36 feet. people who lost everything just a few years ago are bracing
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again. >> i lost pretty much everything i had before don't want to keep going through the same cycle >> authorities say up to 150 homes could be impacted by the flooding by tonight. while evacuation is not mandatory, locals have been warned that they might have to fend for themselves if they choose to stay behind. the mississippi emergency management agency has deployed more than 125,000 sandbags to try to keep the water at bay the agency is also utilizing drones to monitor the walter levels along the paerlg river. now to pakistan, their top official is calling it a serious monsoon emergency. flash floods along the river that spans the entire length of the country. dramatic video shows a man clinging to rocks in the raging river before being lifted to safety by an army helicopter
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in philadelphia, a 4-year-old boy was shot while getting a back-to-school haircut inside of a barbershop the shop was full of children. the suspect got into an argument with someone else in the back of the shop and fired three shots the boy was hit in the shoulder. frantically, the father tried to drive his son to the hospital and crashed into another car on the way. the driver of the other car volunteered to take them both t the er the boy is in stable condition the redacted copy of the affidavit for the search of donald trump's lhome reveals there were 184 classified documents, including 24 marked top secret and more documents were found in the search earlier this month let's bring in brie jackson in d.c. the next step is figuring out the potential risk to national
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security >> reporter: that's right. the director of national intelligence confirmed that her office will lead a damage assessment director averill haines tells congress she'll lead the review to the risk to national security she says her office is closely coordinating with the justice department to ensure they don't interfere with the ongoing criminal investigation into the sensitive material when it comes to the classifications, the unauthorized disclosure could cause exceptionally grave damage to national security on "meet the press" adam kinzinger spoke out about the mishandling of classified documents. >> hypocrisy of my party who spent years chanting "lock her
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up" are out there defending a man who very clearly did not take the national security of the united states to heart, and it will be up to doj whether that reaches the level of indictment but this is disgusting in my mind >> reporter: meanwhile, foermer president trump has slammed the investigation as pure politics but could soon get one request granted. a florida judge is indicating she will support an independent special master in the case the judge is scheduled to hear arguments on that request this thursday >> thank you very much one of golf's brightest stars ralg liirallies to win the biggest prize. rory mcilroy clawed back from a six-stroke deficit and triumphed at the 2022 tour championship. as dara cheers right next to me
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here >> rory, rory! >> he edged out scottie scheffler to claim the $18 million prize. he closed with a 4 under of 6 in atlanta and is now the first three-time winner in the history of the fedex cup a team for t themselves champions at the little league world series hawaii's bats came alive early the team from honolulu finished the game in four inning, winning 13-3 and bringing the little league world series title back to hawaii for the first time sinc si since 2018 offense was the name of the game let's get to michelle for a look at the day ahead. >> hi there, guys. we are looking at a chance for severe weather into the great lakes and ohio valley. it's three out of five on the
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severe weather scale 15 million americans at risk for severe weather that could start this morning into portions of the evening hours. chicago, you're included in that enhanced risk. that's in the orange then we have the slight risk in the yellow it's all due to a cold front moving through really warm air. stronger storms from illinois to eastere 80s and 90s and watching more scattered storms all right, it's the end of august the tropics have been quiet, but they're starting to wake up. we'll talk about that coming up. >> michelle, thank you so much serena williams is gearing up to say good-bye after decades
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of just dominating center court. she will face danka kovinic. her final match being played at the same place where she won the first of her 23 grand slam wins. and serena and venus will team up for the first time in years to play doubles. still ahead, the rookie cut from the team idccatam ausions of rape. you tired of washing dishes? well flip the way you clean'em with dawn platinum ez-squeeze. it's an upside-down bottle with no cap. you just grab and squeeze. dawn platinum's more powerful formula breaks down and removes grease 4 times faster. nice! no flip, no mess. platinum is also a go-to grease cleaner for your sink, your countertops, and to pre-treat stains on laundry. fast. easy. dawn platinum ez-squeeze. flip the way you clean dishes. fast. easy. ahhh. beautiful day in baltimore
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days of shelling in and around the zaporizhzhia power plant nearby residents have been offered iodine tablets which can help protect against radiation the international atomic energy agency announced its represent representative will visit the plant later this week. an ohio kidnapping suspect is due in court today after shocking surveillance video showed him lunging at a police officer with a pen the footage shows him quickly reach for the pen before turning toward the officer whos with able to quickly subdue him he is accused of trying to kidnap a 5-year-old girl at a catholic school. and the bills cut rookie matt araiza over the weekend no one has been charged in kex with the allegations of rape and some of what you're about to hear is disturbing
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jessie kirsch has the story. >> reporter: two weeks after wowing fans with this booming punt nfl rookie matt araiza is out of a job. the buffalo bills released araiza two days after a civil lawsuit was filed accusing the rising star and others of gang raping a 17-year-old girl. the u.s. victim identified as jane doe >> they threw me down onto the bed face down. and they took turns assaulting me from behind, other things in the mix. and i was bleeding everywhere. >> reporter: jane doe claims when araiza was still a student at san diego state university last fall he gave her an alcoholic drink containing other substances, alleging later he and two college teammates raped her for about an hour and a half
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at an off-campus halloween party. matt araiza has lost his job for your daughter. is that justice? >> i would say it's a step in the right direction for justice. i don't flow wknow what the buf bills knew and when they knew it >> reporter: but it's said they knew about it as early as july >> we don't flow all the facts, and that's what makes it hard. we just think it's the best move for everyone to move on from matt and let him take care of this situation. >> reporter: araiza has denied the allegations. his lawyer says he simply wants to fight the civil suit and get back into the nfl as soon as possible >> unless the case is adjudicated and he is found not guilty, i think it's very unrealistic to think he's going
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l.l. cool j. johnny depp made a cameo as a moon man, saying he needed the work it is the fastest growing sport in america we take you inside the rise of pickle ball. >> reporter: it's the fastest-growing sport in america. 5 million pickle ball players and growing. among them, names you'll know. leonardo dicaprio, jamie foxx. and drew brees has joined the craze. a mix of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. initially it responded in retirement communities today there's more than 38,000 courts across the country and multiple leagues and tournaments with big payouts
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>> oh, yeah, oh, yeah! >> reporter: the association of pickle ball professionals tour gave out a total of $2 million in prize this is year. >> are you kidding me? >> reporter: but not everyone is in it for the money t's a passion for the sport for the pretty picklers in new jersey. >> anybody can pick up a paddle and play and be pretty good at it >> reporter: pretty picklers now proof the sport can be competitive and casual for pretty much anyone >> some people think it's actually a bunch of older people, but i think it really is a sport for all ages >> reporter: and, as i soon found out, it's a great workout and a whole lot of fun >> we're going to win this >> no pressure that's so funny. i see why you guys do this all
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day. even as the sport expands at an unprecedented pace and the debate rages over how it should go most are just enjoying it >> can you spend as much time doing it as you
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breaking overnight, a deadly shooting at a safeway in oregon has left three people dead, including the shooter. details ahead. breaking overnight, nfl running back brian robinson with the washington commanders has en shot in an attempted carjacking, details ahead. after a weekend of multiple lightning strikes, we're hours away from nasa's most ambitious rocket launch in decades battered and


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