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♪ developing overnight, 16 marines from camp pendleton are arrested during a battalion formation, facing charges from human smuggling to drug offenses. in new details on the jeffrey epstein jail incident, the financier and accused sex trafficker is on suicide watch was he attacked or did he try to take his o life? paris swelters with 108 degree temperatures. we'll take you to the top of the world, where scorching heat is melting nature's wonders >> perhaps as recently as 30 years ago where we're kayaking right now would have been under hundreds of feet of ice. up next, you will meet the little girl who just received a life-changing gift that is million fortnite world cup and get ready for the $30
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>> good friday morning i'm phillip mena >> and i'm frances rivera. there are a lot of lingering questions this morning after a mass arrest at a u.s. military base 16 marines were taken into custody after a sweep at camp pendleton in southern california they face charges related to drugs and human trafficking. nbc's miguel almaguer has the details. >> reporter: the 16 marines at camp pendleton were taken into custody during battalion formation. the dramatic take down by ncis part of a morning sweep. the marines arrested for their alleged involvement in various illegal activities, ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses the u.s. marine corps saying in a statement, an additional eight marines were taken aside to be questioned on their involvement in alleged drug offenses unrelated to today's arrests >> i don't remember this number of people being arrested all at
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once and so it's extremely unusual for a sweep to be made with this number of arrests. >> reporter: withholding specifics as the marine corps investigates, officials confirm the arrests came after information was gained from a previous human smuggling investigation. on july 5th, two marines were charged with transportation of certain aliens for financial gain after investigators say they agreed to transport three mexican citizens for $8,000. with the possibility of additional charges, the marines say none took part in the southwest border support mission, and those arrested are junior enlisted. 16 accused of breaking the law and betraying their motto of always faithful. those marines who were arrested and the other marines pulled ncis investirs the civilian one frances?lookg into several theories after millionaire
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financier jeffrey epstein was found mysteriously injured in i. sources say he had marks on his neck the incident comes exactly one week after the accused sex trafficker was denied bail here's nbc's stephanie gosk. >> reporter: jeffrey epstein was found on the floor of his cell semi conscious in the fetal position with marks around his neck there are conflicting explanations from multiple law enforcement sources. one theory is epstein tried to take his own life. another is that the 66-year-old faked a suicide to try to get transferred from this notorious jail in manhattan. but the possibility that epstein was attacked is also being considered two people familiar with the incident tell nbc's new york station that epstein shared a cell with nick tartarlioni, a former police officer accused of murderhe's not being investigat
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for doing anything wrong.accud g anything wrong >> reporter: a judge denied epstein's bail after he pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges, leaving him locked up until trial. a sharp contrast to life in his luxury homes in new mexico, new york, and the caribbean. local zoning permits show epstein was expanding his compound from this island to a second one bought in 2016. beaches in the virgin islands are public property, but jeffrey epstein made it clear the rest of this island is not. he's been doing construction here on the great saint james up until his arrest really. we're told this white shed was built only a few months ago. epstein may never be back. the rest of his life could be spent behind bars. stephanie gosk, nbc news a suspect is in custody after a killing spree held los angeles in suspense. at least six people were shot and four of them were killed in a shooting that took place across three locations here's nbc's mollie hunter >> reporter: the suspect is now
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in custody after a deadly shooting spree across los angeles. >> he is armed with a .9 millimeter high point semi auto. >> here we go. they're searching. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. teams closing in, later capturing 26-year-old jerry dean zaragoza. police say he went to an apartment in the san fernando valley, shooting and killing his brother and father, and wounding his mother >> i just saw police just raiding the building next to me and i just saw ten police officers with guns, rifles and handguns going crazy >> reporter: hours later at a gas station in north hollywood, he shot two people, killing his girlfriend and leaving another in critical condition. on the run from there, he attempted to rob someone at an atm. then police say the same man boarded a bus nearby, shooting . even asking people for clothes as he ran. police have now confirmed the person shot on the bus has now died after that shooting, police tracked down the suspect walking on a nearby street authorities took him down by tasering him police now seeking to question
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him in connection with at least four murders across the san fernando valley. >> thanks to mollie hunter for that report. congress kicks off its six-week august recess today and house members wrapped up business by passing a $2.7 trillion budget deal senate will stay in session next week to vote on that measure nbc's tracie potts is in d.c. with the latest. tracie, good morning that budget deal didn't exactly sale through the house despite support from the president himself. >> reporter: no, it didn't, because most members of his own party republicans voted against it, particularly conservatives spendireigni in the spending. this is a budget that co spending, reining in the spending this is a budget that covers two years that boosts spending for both the military and domestic programs that's something the democrats wanted it's one of the reasons why they supported it this was president trump's reaction to the house passing this budget. he tweeted that it was a good deal, that he was pleased to announce it. great for the military and the vets
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a big thank you. now, we'll see what happens with the senate the house is going home for six weeks on their summer break. the senate is going to take this up already we're hearing from republicans saying they'll do the opposite of their colleagues on the other side and support it they're going to stick around another week in washington to try to get this done another big point, this budget deal prevents the u.s. from defaulting on its debt we were getting close to that limit. phillip? >> all right, tracie, thank you. a new study suggests melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has spiked in young women. washington university shows rates have increased 800% among women ages 18 to 39 between 1970 and 2009 the possible blame may be the continued use of tanning beds which causes more than 400,000 cases of melanoma each year. a dangerous heat wave is burning up much of europe. unprecedented highs were recorded in france, the netherlands, germany and
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belgium. in paris where it reached a 108 degrees, the fountains next to the eiffel tower became a hot spot for cooling off experts are warning that the record shattering heat could cause the damaged ceiling of the notre dame to completely collapse air conditioning is scarce in many areas there, making the intense heat all more dangerous. french reports suggest at least five deaths may have resulted from the high temperatures so far. meanwhile in this country, alaska has warmed twice as fast as the rest of the w in th last 50 years. now the summer heat is setting new records in the southern part of the state nbc's kevin tibbles went to alaska to see the effects firsthand. >> reporter: alaska's blue white giants are dying falling to rising temperatures in the 49th state. >> 34 degree water recently melted ice and snow. >> reporter: matt guides tours in the massive spencer glacier >> in 2009 we used to be able to step onto the ice from the end of the trail
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>> reporter: we have to kayak to the glacier's face a mile away nimbly making our way past icebergs that have broken off. >> perhaps as recently as 30 years ago where we're kayaking right now would have been under hundreds of feet of ice. >> reporter: he has come to see the ice mass thousands of years old. >> this is this the warmest month on year for this region. >> reporter: anchorage set a new record at 90 degrees forest fires leave a haze that hangs in the air fisheries, a $6 billion industry, are jeopardized. and the ice keeps melting. a helicopter is now the only way to reach the top they say the spencer receives 100 feet a year. this is a phenomenal place of natural beauty the tragedy is it's disappearing before our very eyes >> reporter: matt's tour business, ascending past, is
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also receding. >> i love the aesthetic of what melted water creates, but the cause of it is heartbreaking >> reporter: with more carbon in the atmosphere, it's getting hotter and melting glaciers. causing water levels worldwide to rise. >> in many other places, you can't see those changes. but they're occurring. climate ch i >> theheci canary in the coal mine. >> reporter: monuments from the ice age now in retreat kevin tibbles, nbc news, in the national forest, alaska. >> tragedy is the right word for it happening right before our eyes. we can't see it happening, slowly, but what a shame >> what a shame. you know, these spots, portage glacier, keen eye peninsula, are a big part of my childhood memory my dad used to get us in the car -- i'm from anchorage. and we would drive to these glaciers thinking we were going on vacation. it is a really unfortunate situation. and the time that i spent there, we've never seen temperatures
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like that. so this is just unreal here. but they're kind of getting back to reality here. cooler temperatures are starting to make their way in daytime highs are slightly below normal but on record, we're going to continue to see temperatures increase throughout the rest of the summer now the rest of the country, we do still have storm systems that are flowing through florida here northern florida, you're going throughout the weekend but unfortunately, this continues for west palm beach all throwahout your weekend. that's a look at the big weather so changes in the weather pattern here, and that includes the weekend. i'll show you all that coming up >> sounds good poor florida, though
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halloween from october 31st to the last saturday in october they say a saturday halloween will allow more families to celebrate during daylight hours and it will also allow more parents to trick or treat with their kids, making the holiday safer for everyone as of this morning, this petition has over 65,000 signatures >> i can see how people want to do that because it is kind of a two-day event. you have the saturday before or afwi >> i'm all for that. if they do that, they need to to saturday. >> throw in that petition, too >> what's happening with that? and make election day a holiday, tohi we have room for it, all right, the halloween thing. all right. talk about singer barry manilow who is headed to broadway, but getting the big star treatment, which actor would play him the 76-year-old was asked what he thought about being a biopic and here's what he said. >> i don't think there would be that kind of demand for a manilow story like that. i don't think that would happen. >> brad pitt, just in case
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>> of course brad pitt we look identical, don't you think? >> yeah, just in case you weren't sure now, his broadway performance kicks off tonight in new york. just fans are going nuts with that. just ahead on "early today," a whole new meaning to helping hand in the life life changing gift for this little girl. you are watching "early today. stay with us wrinkles just won't. neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair's derm-proven retinol works so fast, it takes only onyoger look. making wrinkles look so last week. rapid wrinkle repair® pair with new retinol oil for 2x the wrinkle fighting power. neutrogena®
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a story about family, fatherhood, love, and loss he says it's the best work of his career jake and i got together to talk about growing up in hollywood. his hope to be a father himself and "brokeback mountain," the movie that changed everything for him. our sunday sit down with jake gyllenhaal plus the latest news and politics on "sunday today. you can catch us in the morning or set the dvr and watch us any time send it back to you, frances and phillip. see you sunday morning >> all right, willie, we'll be watching the most inspiring story you'll see all day a little girl on new york's long island got a life-changing surprise from a group of engineering students nbc's joe fryer has her story. >> reporter: in life, all of us could use a helping hand for 5-year-old alice, that hand is pink. how much do you like having that hand >> a lot >> reporter: you see, alice's right hand is smaller than her left so engineering students at the
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university of cincinnati designed a mechanical one. alice's mom recorded the moment she first tested it, opening a . >> reporter: before walking over to her soon-to-be stepdad. >> can i have your hand? >> yes, you can. >> reporter: a moment that touched hearts >> it's incredibly sweet of course, we were crying the entire time. >> reporter: that sentiment was shared by those who made the hand, part of a nonprofit called enable uc. >> it reminded me what it's all about, why i'm doing this and why i'm putting so many hours into understanding this process. >> you have to pump your legs, babe >> reporter: alice uses it to swing and play with barbies. when she took it to show and tell, she did something most of us take for granted. >> you like giving high-fives? can i get a high five? >> reporter: something so simple made possible by something so complex. alice's helping hand >> i love you.
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>> reporter: joe fryer, nbc news, lloyd harbor, new york >> holding hands for that family is going to be extra special now with that pink one >> it's so cute. i love that it's pink, too kudos to enable uc, putting that together, changing her life. she looks so sweet out there running around and living her best life. >> i'm sure they can make it happen for other kids, other colors, green, yellow, blue, whatever they want have a great friday, an even better weekend i'm frances rivera >> i'm phillip mena. thanks for watching "early today. be sure to follow us on be sure to follow us on facebook, twitter and instagram. oh thaphenomenal!, that's unfair. that's so unfair. c'mon jay-bo. let's go. let's go. woahh! try my $4.99 bbq bacon double cheeseburger combo. only at jack in the box.
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♪ try my $4.99 barbeque bacon double cheeseburger combo. and a good friday morning to you, july 26th. take a look here walnut creek there. >> it's a slizzling weekend. that's how hot it's going to be. >> slizzle, slizzle. >> you'll be slurring your work. >> there you go, kari.
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good morning, thanks for joining us. i'm marcus washington. >> and i'm laura garcia. it's going to be a good one today. >> i can already tell, but it's going to be really hot. that's what we're getting ready for. a live look in walnut creek, once again with all clear skies. we'll see temperatures going through the low 60s to the mid-70s. it will be heating up pretty fast. we'll get a look at all of our micrli

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