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keeping me from the things i love to do. talk to your doctor, and call 844-214-2424. tens of thousands are without power as flood watered washed away hundreds of cars and residents in the northwest after several days of heavy rainfall he's g. he showed no remorse for his victims. never tried to help anybody. >> kyle is a 17-year-old kid out there trying to help this community. >> powerful closing arguments in the kyle rittenhouse double homicide case. today the jury will begin deliberations on the fate of
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this 18-year-old as the city of kenosha anxiously awaits a verdict. >> our message to the america people is this america is moving again and your life is going to change for the better in america's new infrastructure plan promises to tackle bridges, roads, internet, led pipes and much more as the president doggles singling approval ratings. they require them to use pronounce regardless of sex. how would you like to be the owner of the green bay packers we'll tell you about an opportunity that's about to take shape. "early today request itself is about to begin now good morning, i'm frances rivera >> i'm phillip mena. >> widespread flooding is coming to the mid-west. rivers crested to record high
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levels two landslides near the city of bellingham blocked part of the interstate 5 hey the abbottsford police department in british colombia, canada, showed you quickly it was covered there in four hours. back in washington, the u.s. coast guard underwent a harrowing rescue mission >> now, to kenosha, wisconsin. that is where after two weeks of testimony in evidence, jury deliberations begin in the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse, our jay grey has the latest >> i think it's no surprise. >> reporter: reviewing testimony and referring to the shootings as murder, prosecutors take their last turn with the jury. >> there is no valid self-defense claim >> they say kyle rittenhouse provoked the violence the night he shot and killed two men and wounded a third. >> when the defendant provokes
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the incident, he loses the right to self-defense. >> the defendant says rittenhouse was chased down, all bushed and had no choice but to use his weapon. >> he was there, he was causing trouble. he was a rioter and my client had to deal with him that night alone. >> reporter: so after two weeks that included rittenhouse breaking down on the witness stand. >> that's absolutely untrue. >> reporter: verbal sparring between the judge and prosecutors and dozens of hours of testimony, it is now the jury's time to talk with the small town and the nation anxiously awaiting to hear what they have to say jay grey, nbc news, kenosha. breaking this morning, an american journalist freed after near he six months in a foreign prison he was detained in may in a myanmar jail
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last week he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for immigration violations and other crimes, helping negotiate his release a former diplomat bill richardson, fencer is over 100 members of the media detained after the military coup. his family says they cannot wait to hold him in their arms. it is a deal that seemed so far out of reach it became a punchline on capitol hill but against all odds, the bipartisan infrastructure bill is now law, scoring a legislative victory for president biden. nbc news' alice barr has the details. >> reporter: president biden marking the biggest legislative victory of his presidency so far, by signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law >> today is finally getting it done so my message to the american people is this, america's moving again and your life isge to change for the better. >> reporter: the $1.2 trillion
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package pours billions into roads, bridges, power grid, clean water and broad bapdz internet it earns the support of lawmakers and governors and mayors in both parties. >> finding common ground to advance the interests of the american people should be awarded not attacked. >> reporter: some republican backers received death threats highlighting the toxic deaths of this country's polarization and divisions within the democratic party threaten the climate change and social spending package that house plans to vote on this week at least one key moderate senator raising concerns that it could worsenen the highest inflation in decades, supports say it will relieve pressure on american's wallet. >> whether it's prescription drugs or child tax credit or pre-k for our kid. >> reporter: as consumer costs rise, president biden's approval
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rating dropping. a new washington post abc news poll show 41% approve. in washington, alice barr, nbc news >> president biden is seeking a diplomatic victory he held a virtual summit with chinese president xi jinping last night the first since he took office in january chris pollone is if d.c. with the details. so what do we learn from these talks? >> reporter: good morning. the meeting, the virtual meeting lasted about three-and-a-half hours but the white house says that it proud no major breakthroughs. but the leaders did strike a cordial tone aiming to draw attention from superpowers, like china's military presence in asia a senior administration official says president biden brought up the covid pandemic and expressed the important role transparency plays in addressing global health with china hosting the winter
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olympics in month, it was rumored president xi would invite them to the games the olympics never came up in conversation both presidents agreed to improve cooperation the two leaders, of course, have met several times over the years dating back to president biden t >> chris, thank you. u.s. officials are condemning a russian weapons test if space, which they say forced astronauts and russian cosmonauts aboard the international space station to seek shelter. secretary of state anthony blinken called it reckless and it risked the interests of all nations. they confirmed a missile caused the space jurpg to scatter over 1500 of tractable debris was caught in the mess emplts a shoot occurred at a park near a high school aurora 10 miles east
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of denver. the victims all hospitalized range in age from 14-to-18-years-old police say one of the victims had to undergo emergency surgery after a school resource officer applied a life-saving tourniquet none of the injuries are considered to be life-threatening police believe then in was a drive-by shooting and say there may have been shooters on foot it was a tense day on court in the ahmaud aubrey's trial, jesse jackson attended beyond the other attorney calling it reprehensible. >> reporter: defense attorney asking the judge to tell reverend jesse jackson to leave the courtroom. geoff singleing out jackson after objecting last week to the reverend al sharpton who hosts a show on msnbc in court
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both men invited by aubrey's parents. >> with all do you respect, the seats in the public gallery are not like court side seats in a lakers game. >> at this point i'm not sure what you are doing. >> reporter: last week they criticized geoff after aubrey's mother was heard sobbing in the gallery when they showed her a picture of her son >> who is that depicted in the pic picture? e a moment can we take a five-minute recess >> it's become less and less about evidence and more emotions with these outbursts and those photographs. >> reporter: during the break, we asked them about his criticism. they are saying you and other pastors are trying to influence the jury are i >> i'm sitting with the defendant. i'm not with the jury. if my presence sends your firm
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the innocence the victim deserves of a young man who was killed. >> reporter: as tensions grew, eventually defense attorneys asked for a mistrial, asking that a small group of aubrey supporters today and inside because who has been in the public gallery make it impossible for the defendants to get a fair trial >> i have said over and over and over in this trial that i am attempting to ensure that in this courtroom that the defendants receive a fair trial and i will continue to do that. >> reporter: the trial continued with several bureau of investigation agents testifying about how the fatal encounter unfolded, showing the jury the 12-age shotgun travis mcmichael used to kill aubrey, he says in self-defense and blood sustained and bullet holes, at one point aubrey's father arest the courtroom visibly upset. >> let's get your first check of
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today's weather with janessa webb good morning. >> reporter: hi. good morning unfortunate circumstance happening across the north wet washington state state dealing with some of the river gauges broken due to all the water currently surging in, we could see record and historic rainfall tloit throughout the day as the rivers and streams start to crest across that area that's why flash flood watches and warnings go into place this afternoon in this area things will die down for your wednesday, thank goodness for coastal areas of washington state to oregon. what's not going to calm down is this heavy duty system causing wind gusts throughout the afternoon. that's why high wind warnings for the uppearea, still a ton of
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sunshine, if you are in the northeast great lakes, upper 40s. we do have heat that's building across the central u.s., we'll talk about that coming up. >> janessa, thank you. up next, inside a legal fight over a transgender pronoun policy in virginia schools >> has the bitcoin bubble burst? ifou a yre crypto curious, steve sedgwick will weigh in next. >> we make sit-down chicken... ...stand-up chicken... backyard chicken... ...oops chicken... ...lots-a-time chicken... chicken. if there's one thing we know, it's chicken, chicken and chicken.
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things. >> reporter: his story made national headlines and the crux of his argument hangs in the balance, tanner cross is a loudoun county pe teacher who earlier this year told the school board he would not adhere to policy 8040 which requires teachers could students by their preferred gender pronouns, cross, two other teachers and their attorneys are asking a circuit court judge for a temporary injunction to halt the policy district wide. >> we ask the court to halt this policy, it forces me to say things untrue and harmful to my students. >> reporter: he claims the transgender students rights policy infringes on his rights to exercise freedom of religion. he religion does not allow a boy or girl could have another gender iden and it coerces speech that violates his first amendment rights. >> when are you forced to
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acknowledge those things your rights are being violated because the government is forcing you to say something you disagree with. >> reporter: attorneys argue because cross and all teachers are government employees in an educational setting. student pronounce are considered curricular speech and a fundamental piece of a teacher doing their job. >> the policy scores 80-40 doesn't violate the plaintiff's rights in virginia. >> reporter: in court, the judge hurled a series of questions to the school board's legal team, questioning pieces of the policy that tanner cross' lawsuit doesn't bring up do you worry that will weigh in ultimately to his decision in. >> i'd rather not except further. >> reporter: the judge says he'll release his decision when he reaches one but it probably won't happen until after thanksgiving at the earliest >> thank you for that report how would you like to own a piece of the packers green bay is gearing up to sell
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send her a gift from her new adopted parents to be. some we sent that teddy bear. >> reporter: since that moment, teddy has been in her hands. they have been through a lot together. >> when we go on family trips, she takes teddy along. >> reporter: during one of these trims to glacier national park in montana >> we went for a hiroshima drove down and were almost back when all of a sudden in the car naomi screams, teddy where's teddy? and my heart just sank because i was thinking oh, no, like where is teddy >> reporter: the treasure bear lost in the park's famous hidden lake trail, breath taking, also so vast, teddy could have been anywhere >> glacier is kind of unique because you do have very good chances of seeing bears while are you hiking. >> reporter: the park ranger is used to seeing bears around the park
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none quite this small. he's seen a lot out there. but one day, something strange caught his eye. >> on our way up, i happened to notice this little teddy bear off the trail kind of a little bit of snow on it, pretty wet from melting snow. it seemed really out of place. >> reporter: ranger tom took the bear in. >> it had so much character for a little stuffed animal. >> reporter: over the next year, teddy rode with ranger tom in his truck helping the public interact safely with real bears. teddy was perched on the dashboard when a friend of the family spotted the bear this fall it was naomi's bear, during a v zoom wall, they celebrated >> teddy, teddy! >> reporter: the little bear shipped back safely after a year-long adventure in the
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