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the deadly supermarket shooting in oregon. a man with an ar-15 style rifl killing two. the gunman also killed what we've learned ukraine launching a long-awaited counteroffensive to retake territory seized by russia and the urgent mission u.n. inspector headed to that endangered nuclear plant. america's largest reservoir drying out how the mega drought crisis is uncovering the mysteries of lake mead and serena williams stepping on the court tonight for what could be her final tournament ever. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt good evening those boxes of materials the fbi recovered from mar-a-lago are drawing broad scrutiny both inside and outside the government tonight for items that may not belong, as well as for signs of damage to national security. president trump's lawyers have asked a judge for a set of independent eyes, what's called a
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special master, to sift through the seized items government lawyers responded today, saying they have already reviewed the materials and separated out items that potentially contain attorney/client privileged information. a judge may decide if it's enough this week. but also tonight, the director of national intelligence has ordered a separate examination of the items identified as classified to determine what damage may have been inflicted by how they were stored and handled. it's where we start tonight with kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: tonight, measuring the mar-a-lago search fallout. the director of national intelligence has ordered a damage report, an assessment of the potential risk to national security today, the white house distanced itself it said it did not request that review. and president biden has received no information. >> i can say he has not been briefed >> reporter: 11 sets of classified materials were seized and another 184 classified documents
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were recovered earlier from the trump residence, according to the department of justice, who today told the court they did find a limited set of what could be attorney/client privileged information seized by the fbi during the search. protected documents the former president's lawyers cited when he sued the u.s. government, asking a federal judge to name an independent party to review all material taken. the judge indicated she is likely to grant that special master. today the department of justice told the court that the initial sorting of documents has already been completed. but mr. trump's team pushed back. >> we have a lot of problems really accepting everything at face value that's coming out of doj these days it's a very politicized place, i'm sad to say >> reporter: when he was a candidate, donald trump pledged to protect official secrets. >> in my administration, i'm going to enforce all laws concerning the
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protection of classified information. >> reporter: but trump ally lindsey graham >> i'll say this if there is a prosecution of donald trump for mishandling classified information, there will be riots in the streets. >> kelly, meantime there is a new headline coming out of president biden tonight about a prime time speech later this week >> reporter: yes, with philadelphia's independence hall as his backdrop, president biden will argue that rights and freedoms are under attack advisers have not said whether the president will invoke his predecessor. but mr. biden has spoken out against what he calls maga extremism, lester. >> kelly o'donnell, thank you. also tonight we're tracking severe weather. 9 million under severe thunderstorm watches in the midwest powerful winds with gusts up to nearly 60 miles an hour in chicago and heavy rains caused widespread flooding in mississippi. but it appears the worst fears have been avoided. meteorologist dylan
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dreyer is here dylan, what are you watching >> lester, we're keeping an eyer is overflowing the banks of especially the pearl river in jackson. even though we've seen some sunshine today, we've still been seeing a lot of images of flooding like this, where we do have still the possibility of flooding as the water overflows the banks. it takes a while, the ground is very saturated, for that water to soak back into the ground. we are looking at any more rain to cause more flooding, unfortunately, as we go into tomorrow although farther north, that's the area where we do have a better chance of heavier downpours tonight. we've had reports of 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts near chicago, also norther indiana saw wind gusts of 80 miles per hour the storms will weaken overnight but we still have the risk of damaging winds, large hail along that line of storms. tomorrow we'll see another round of storms fire up ahead of this cold front, especially in the afternoon and evening. lester, it might hit the i-95 corridor right around rush hour >> we'll keep a sharp eye out. dylan, thank you nasa is hoping to
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try again on friday to launch its artemis i mission to the moon after a mechanical problem with one of the engines forced the space agency to scrub the launch this morning. tom costello is at the kennedy space center >> this is artemis launch control we are currently in an unplanned hold at t minus 40 minutes >> reporter: the problems popped up early this morning with the 32-story-tall artemis on the pad, poised for liftoff first it was the threat of summer weather. then a problem with engine number 3 sitting at the bottom of that super cooled orange fuel tank the artemis rocket uses four rs-25 engines that previously flew on space shuttle missions engine number 3 flew on six shuttle flights. the problem, liquid hydrogen fuel wasn't flowing properly and the engine could not get cold enough, a showstopper. two minutes into the launch window, mission control canceled the attempt. >> the launch director has called a scrub for today. >> reporter: for the
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hundreds of thousands of spectators who packed nearby bridges and beaches to watch, they found disappointment >> oh, my god. i will try to arrange my schedule to come back here. >> reporter: but excitement for what's to come. >> it's still an adventure and it's still going to be really cool. >> reporter: the next launch window comes friday or monday if engineers can diagnose and fix the engine trouble >> we'll play all nine innings here, you know, and we're not ready to give up yet >> reporter: if nasa determines it needs to swap out the problem engine, it would likely have to move the entire rocket stack back to the vehicle assembly building and that delay could take weeks but for nasa chief bill nelson who had four launches scrubbed when he flew as a space shuttle astronaut, the delay is simply part of the business >> and so this is the history, the culture of nasa. you don't go until it's as safe as it can possibly be. >> reporter: tonight, nasa is playing it safe
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tom costello at the kennedy space in oregon, police say an employee who was killed at a supermarket likely saved lives when he stopped a gunman who opened fire inside the shooting part of a weekend filled with gun violence across the u.s. we get more from gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: tonight, investigators in bend, oregon are trying to find out why a gunman opened fire at this supermarket sunday night, killing two people and wounding two others >> i heard what i'm guessing is six, seven shots going off. >> reporter: authorities now say one of the victims, a store employee, heroically tried to disarm the gunman. >> and may very well have prevented further deaths >> reporter: nationwide, the headlines of this weekend's gun violence were grim. in a phoenix shootout, three people dead, two officers wounded in houston, police say a man set an apartment building on fire and shot five residents, killing three of them. in detroit, four people shot by a man police believed to have randomly targeted victims over 2 1/2 hours.
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>> we don't see any criminal history at this time. and we have some indication there is mental illness >> reporter: in dc, washington commanders running back brian robinson jr. was hospitalized after being shot after a possible attempted carjacking in new york, one man dead, four others wounded, during a shooting at the iconic coney island boardwalk in philadelphia, a 4-year-old boy is recovering after being shot inside a barbershop >> they're always caught in the crossfire. >> reporter: still, while shootings in some cities like philadelphia, dc, and houston, are up this year, across the country, crime analysts say, shootings overall are actually down slightly >> these numbers are still elevated from pre-pandemic numbers of 2019. >> reporter: tomorrow, president biden is set to tout his administration's new plan to curb gun violence including $13 billion over the next five years to hire more police officers lester >> all right, gabe, thank you. let's turn now to the war in ukraine there are reports tonight ukraine has
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launched a long-awaited counteroffensive against russia as u.n. inspectors journey to a nuclear plant that has raised global fears. meagan fitzgerald is in odesa, ukraine. >> reporter: tonight, an urgent mission to prevent a potential nuclear disaster ukraine's foreign ministry says a team of scientists from the international atomic energy agency, the world's nuclear watchdog, is heading to ukraine's zaporizhzhia power plant, currently under russian control. the team set off today and could arrive as early as wednesday the agency says the team will undertake urgent safeguard activities and will determine if the plant is able to operate safely but their mission has limits >> they can only wor within the mandate of the iaea which is limited. it's not an independent organization it's an intergovernmental organization and russia is part of it >> reporter: the emergency visit comes amid intense fightin around the plant satellite images show multiple holes in the roof of the plant. both sides blaming
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each other over the crisis over the weekend, russia's defense ministry accusing ukraine of shelling a facility that stores nuclear fuel meanwhile tonight, reports of a ukrainian counteroffensive in russian-occupied kherson. pro-russiaofficials say ukraine is taking heavy losses and deny any counteroffensive kherson was the first city the russians seized in the beginning of their invasion a ukrainian military spokesperson wouldn't confirm the counteroffensive to nbc news but did say they pushed the russians back from key positions. lester >> meagan fitzgerald tonight, thank you now to a public health crisis unfolding in jackson, mississippi were residents face a boil water notice for the fourth straight week amid concerns over clean drinking water stephanie gosk has more >> reporter: in jackson, mississippi school drop-off isn't just for the kids. it's also for the water. the entire city is facing a boil water notice again >> we're told, don't wash your hair with the water, don't brush your teeth with the
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water. >> reporter: she worries about her 8-year-old >> is she going to walk over to a water fountain and drink from that water fountain >> reporter: to be safe, signs are up at the middle soon. they've been there for a long time. you can't remember a time whe the kids could use the water fountains in the school >> i can't remember. i can't remember >> reporter: george stewart has taught here for six years a predominantly black, low-income school. atop all the other challenges, water quality and water pressure are a constant battle. >> at one point we had to shut down for two weeks. >> reporter: when? >> maybe a year ago. >> reporter: in the middle of the pandemic >> absolutely. absolutely >> reporter: class went virtual kids fell further behind >> some of our more vulnerable students, virtual learning does not help them at all >> reporter: the problem here like so many other places, its failing infrastructure this is one of two water treatment facilities in jackson and the one largely to blame for the most recent city-wide boil water notice and officials still
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can't tell people when the water will be safe to drink again in 2020, an epa report cited a long list of problems with the water system, including failure to replace lead pipes, faulty monitoring equipment, inadequate staffing >> there's been a failure to recognize this as a unified problem, you know, as a problem both on the state and even at times the federal level, understanding that we live in an aging america. >> reporter: he's jackson's mayor. >> if i could write you a check right now to fix the problem, how big would that check have to be >> for the water system alone, it would have to be in excess of more than $200 million. >> reporter: pastor c.j. rhodes, father of twins, has watched many in jackson lose faith in their leaders. >> i don't think our congregation is the only one that feels that way you talk to people across the city, many are livid, many want to vote people out >> reporter: not far from the surface, concerns that racial inequities could be to blame. >> i am concerned
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about my city, filled with residents who look like me i think this is an opportunity to change the narrative of what mississippi is known for. >> reporter: and that can start, he says, by providing the most basic of needs water. stephanie gosk, nbc news, jackson, mississippi. >> a troubling story there. in 60 seconds, jobs returning to america. why more companies are bringing their business back to the u.s. and the deepening drought uncovering the mysteries of america's largest reservoir.
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we're back now with a look at the increase in jobs being brought from overseas back to the u.s. now boosting america's job market maggie vespa explains what's behind the surge. >> reporter: tonight, american manufacturers are bringing offshore jobs back to the u.s., hoping to create positions and prevent supply chain disruption it's known as reshoring, and it's happening at record pace this yea america is on track to
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bring 350,000 jobs stateside. with 1.6 million reshored ge appliances, stanley black & decker, and caterpillar each reshored 2,000 jobs over the last decade chicago-based company two months ago >> it's exciting to come aboard a company that's expanding >> reporter: the company sells pod-style own cocktail machines. the pods once produced in china, now made in wisconsin. >> how many jobs would you say that created >> well over 30 roles. we recognize the potential tariff increases could impact our business, the lead times, and then obviously once the covid, you know, distribution challenges hit, we recognized that this was a no-brainer >> reporter: the reshoring surge has been picking up steam across different industries including chip production and pharmaceuticals, jobs once overseas where labor is often cheaper, now coming
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home >> nothing like this has ever happened before >> reporter: one concern, according to experts, since american workers earn higher wages, consumers could see higher price tags. but he says being able to get his product to customers faster has allowed his company to expand without raising prices >> if the companies do the math correctly and decide what to bring back, we could hire millions more workers, balance the trade deficit and pay people more than they're getting today. >> reporter: maggie vespa, nbc news, chicago. when we're back in a moment, as drought drops water levels in the west, we go inside the remarkable discoveries.
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now to the increasingly dire situation at lake mead where the drastically low water level is revealing things like sunken boats, lost artifacts, even human remains. tonight, our jake ward heads there to see for himself. >> reporter: on a burning nevada morning, i hiked with daniel jenner and his wife tara to a hill overlooking lake mead. >> two years ago, me and tara taught our kids how to dive in this exact spot here >> reporter: wait, in this we're a long way from the water right now. this was underwater? >> right >> reporter: 25 million people drink from this vast reservoir but it has fallen by 150 feet in the last 20 years. we've built huge projects like this on the assumption that the water would always
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be there but at the moment, turbines inside the hoover dam are only spinning at 30% capacity and if the water level drops much lower, they'll just be spinning in empty air. as lake mead falls, other parts of the lake we always assumed would stay underwater are emerging as well once upon a time, divers would dive down to this. today i'm standing, i don't know, maybe 150 feet above the lake. boats as old as the hoover dam are now back in the sun. some experts estimate there could be dozens, maybe even a hundred more to be found >> i think giving closure to families who lost loved ones on the lake and solving old mob murders, these are impacts of climate change i never saw coming >> reporter: nevada officials are literally seeing climate change happen on their watch >> the one-degree increase means 4% more water can actually get held up in the atmosphere and the atmosphere is continuing to get thirstier.
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the atmosphere is sucking the landscape dry. >> reporter: jenner and his wife are taking new work, relocating the marina as the water falls >> we pick up the anchor blocks and move them >> reporter: how often have you had to move them so far? >> we've moved thousands, thousands of feet. >> reporter: as the heat keeps coming, lake mead will reveal more and more. >> who knows what will pop up >> reporter: jake ward, nbc news, lake mead, nevada when we come back, leaping off the pages of history and a first for usa gymnastics
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all eyes are on serena williams as she plays what could be her final singles match at the u.s. open williams has said she wants to focus on family and business ventures, calling it an evolution the tennis great has claimed 23 grand slam championships, the most of any player in the open era finally, the history-making moment at usa gymnastic championships. for the first time ever, three black women topped the podium rehema ellis has their stories. >> reporter: it's something that's never happened before. three black gymnasts sweeping the podium at this year's all around competition at the u.s. gymnastics championship 17-year-old kana mcclay took the top spot >> there was a rush of joy through my body. >> reporter:
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21-year-old shylese jones got the silver >> were you surprised that this happened >> i wasn't, actually. i know what we'r made of and i know how hard we've worked, i know how strong we are. anything is possible >> reporter: and jordan childs who at 21 calls herself a grandma in the sport, took home bronze >> for me it all comes down to you prove and you prove and you prove because then at the end of it you will make history in the way you know you're supposed to. >> reporter: these young women have been training for over half their lives. >> working so hard for ten plus years is unreal nobody understands that >> reporter: and in this historic moment, they hope to inspire the next generation of gymnasts >> the mark that you have made could have such an incredible impact on young girls who look like you, you are aware of that. >> we are aware of it. we want to inspire other athletes to know, if we can do it, you can do it as well. >> the younger generations look up to
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us in that way, i feel like it will give them more confidence and more understanding >> reporter: raising the bar of expectations >> we did something great for our country and not just or own country but also for our people >> reporter: rehema ellis, nbc news. >> a talented young lady sending an important message. congratulations to them that's "nbc nightly news." thanks for watching. i'm lester holt. please take care of yourself and each ♪♪ living in this big blue world ♪ ♪ with my head up in outer
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space ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ hey little lady i know you're feelin' crazy ♪ ♪ all your other friends are busy makin' them babies ♪ ♪ been out in the real world don't like how it's tasting ♪ ♪ let me change your mind with my little old saying ♪ ♪ two-four-six-eight who do we appreciate ♪ ♪ put some sugar in my water 'cause we makin' minute maid ♪ ♪ screw all the hate do a shimmy-shake ♪ ♪ throw a middle finger up down the interstate ♪ ♪ living in this big blue world ♪ ♪ with my head up in outer space ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i'd be lyin' if i said i knew the way (yo i'd be lyin') ♪ ♪ i just eat and pretend that it's gourmet (yeah i lie) ♪ ♪ i've had terrible horrible no-good very bad days ♪ ♪ but i'm a g can't you see that
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i will always be uh uh uh a-o-k ♪ ♪ living in this big blue world ♪ ♪ with my head up in outer space ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ when i see trouble come my way ♪ ♪ i be makin' lemonade ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪ ♪ i know i'll be a-o a-o-k ♪♪ [cheers and applause] >> kelly: all right, all right, everybody. welcome to "the kelly clarkson show"! we have our in studio audience back with us. we are having fun, people. give it up for my band y'all! [cheers and applause] that was "a-o-k" on his debut album he released last year, brian and her audience requested
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it, what is your connection? >> hey, kelly, how's it going? thank you for singing a song, this song not alone just a jamming good vibe, but has a positive message, just saying "a-o-k." because i mean, life gets hard and we have had a rough couple of years as we all know, i have been through it, but a song like that and as a student and mental health counseling i want to be a counselor one day and one of my jobs is to speak those words of wisdom like it's going to be okay, focus on positive things and not what we can't control. >> kelly: absolutely. thank you so much, brian, we love that song. everybody we have lots of fun today from the hit series, my whole family loves the show "outlander" and the film "belfast" with huge oscar buzz. we have caitriona balfe here! [cheers and applause] she literally inspired a whole costume, a whole party we put together. i love her outfits on that show.
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and country's newest star priscilla block, her rise to success has been amazing, love her, but up first is a man who moves like no other, some might even call it magic what he does. he codirected and stars in the latest movie called "dog" and in theaters tomorrow and it's really, really good for your soul. give it up for channing tatum, y'all! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> channing: hello! leather. >> kelly: hello, leather. i think about you often, this is why, we read the book so much. >> channing: i'm so sorry. >> kelly: they always want to read it. and i'm like their other books in the world library. anyway, your children's book is a hit. how's your daughter doing? >> channing: she is so good. my daughter is great, we read
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the book a lot as well. it's still in my house even though she basically help me write it. she just likes calling me a poop and a poopy snail, so -- >> kelly: i read it. it was not a lie. so with "magic mike" three it's happening, right? and excited not to do it! >> channing: if i am moving, oh, gosh, don't put that up. >> kelly: if i worked out and looked like that i would put that everywhere. >> channing: that's maybe why i didn't want to do a third one because i have to look like that. >> kelly: do you work out regularly like that all the time. >> channing: to be that kind of in shape is -- that's not even healthy, you have to starve yourself. i don't think when you are that lean it's actually that healthy, new public service announcement, healthy is not good for youe
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here. what is it like getting into shape. >> channing: i don't know how people work on 95 actually stay in shape, because it's my full-time job and i can barely do it, but you work out twice a day and you have to eat completely right at a certain time. it's a specific thing. >> kelly: it's a talent, even when i have vacation time, i'm going to do it, no. i don't do it. >> channing: it was a lot more when i was younger, but now i can't get it off. so i fluctuate 15 pounds, used to fluctuate like 30. 30. >> kelly: age is not fun. >> channing: no, why when it takes like two months to get really lean and then in three days you can gain it back. what happened? >> kelly: what is the thing you miss most?
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>> channing: it's like salt, until the day when you have to get naked on screen. salt is -- it taste like water. >> kelly: i am a sweet person. when they are like you can't have sugar on the side, i'm like it's out. every once in a while i ben & j. >> channing: do you have to finish every meal was sweet? >> kelly: no, no, but what i crave every time i do hard core is like cake, chocolate cake. >> channing: cheat days are -- >> kelly: i want one now. >> channing: i was doing press toward her, a junket to. and i was like i'm going to give myself a treat and like an entire two pieces of chocolate cake and i was just like as soon as it hit my brain i was like immediately sick. it was like euphoria and then immediately sick. i was like oh, why did i do that? >> kelly: it so bad for us.


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