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government shutdown. the capitol in crisis mode on a day of denunciations over the budget stalemate. hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed as some of the country's greatest symbols are closed. dramatic images from around the country. armies of protesters in the women's march on the anniversary of president trump's inauguration. we're inside north korea. lester holt is there in a row joegion consumed. the shocking revelation by tom petty's death. cause so familiar to families. a major medical event that could save the lives of thousands of people living with a silent killer. the new draw of an old form of art. seeing the world
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through a lens that has with stood the test of time. good evening. right now as we speak the united states federal government is shut down. congress and the white house after letting a midnight deadline pass have been unable to find common ground to pass a budget agreement that would fund the work of government employees. the last time this happened, more than 800,000 of the 2.1 million civilians who work for the federal government were ordered to stay home. it's likely come monday, if a deal isn't reached, the number could be the same. agents like the epa would lose almost all their staffing. the white house, 62%. homeland security more than 10%. left untouched, members of congress who are the one who is will have to find the solution to this problem. hundred casey hunt has been
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chasing themg down. >> reporter: we have been waiting all day to figure out the answer to that question. it's been negotiations going on. it's been minute to minute. lindsey graham and jeff flake have been hud huddled in mitch mcconnell's office for the last 90 minutes or so. they left to get dinner as we wait to see what mcconnell's next move might be. there's a couple of options on the table. we have to see what democrat strategy is as well. they could go for a shorter term bill that would at least open back up the government's doors. democrats really want to see some sort of commitment on immigration for that to happen. quite frankly, trust has been incredibly low. i talked to chuck schumer who said he has real questions and the main question that i'm going to be asking for the next few days or however long we're in this mess is can you trust any of the commitments you're getting from your fellow negotiators,
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the republican leader slip ship in the senate and the house and the president of the united states. we're expecting negotiations will continue into the day tomorrow, which would mean a second day of shut down after a long saturday. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: early saturday morning without a compromise, senate democrats said no deal. republicans firing back. >> the government shutdown was 100% avoidable. >> reporter: day one, a furious blame game unfolding hour by hour. >> you wanted a shut down, the trump shutdown is all yours. >> this is utter m madness. >> the solution is to end the foolishness. >> negotiating with this white house is like negotiating with jell-o. it's next to impossible. >> reporter: be white
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house hitting back. >> chuck schumer said i'm giving you everything you asked for the wall. >> he was not the room. he does not know the truth. >> reporter: i do. >> reporter: say it's not helping. >> do you think the president is unreliable negotiator? >> i don't think we should be worrying about the president now. >> reporter: a group of senators holding out hope. >> the end game is to resolve this is in a bipartisan way. >> is that possible? >> yes. >> reporter: huddling through the afternoon to try to find some way out of stalemate. >> i was compromise and consensus. >> reporter: as the sunset, washington was headed for day two of a shutdown. >> do you trust the president as a negotiator? >> the president has backed off too many times. it's very, very difficult to sit down and negotiate with him. >> reporter: again that key question of trust. >> thank you very much. i want to bring in hallie jackson. what has the white house been doing today? >> reporter: the president has been in the white house for most of the day on the phone. he's been calling
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mitch mcconnell, paul ryan, members of his own cabinet like secretary mattis to talk about the agency contingency plans during this government shutdown. john kelly has been on the phone too. we have seen the white house dig in and insist they will not negotiate immigration when it comes to getting the government back open. they won't do it now. they plan to do it later. you have also seen them frame this short term deal that kasie is talking about as a concession to democrats. bottom line, we haven't seen any of the president publicly today, jose. no meetings at the white house with congressional leadership. he's been on the phone and online doing some stwe twe tweeting. >> when they're talking about immigration, it's about 800,000 people who know no other country, the dreamers. >> reporter: absolutely. the white house wants to tie a solution to that for these so-called dreamers, to border security, chain migration as well.
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they have other issues they want to tie to what happens to those undocumented people who were brought here when they were younger. >> the question i asked at the beginning, any hope of the any glimmer in the next days? >> reporter: i do think that there is a growing sense of a grind, a potential defeat that this is something that looks bad on every member of congress no matter their party. what are democrats going to be able to say they achieved for this. i think the dreamers are the key question mark here. this is why they took such a public stand. i have to say you've seen what i think is an important shift in what many people who have been very supportive of dreamers are saying publicly. some democrats saying build the wall. we don't care how high it is. just free the dreamers. help them make sure they can stay with their families. that's a mark shift and a potential opening for president trump. >> thank you very
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much. as the political drama played out in washington on the anniversary of the president's inaugurati inauguration, women across the country took to the streets demand equality, justice and political change. marches took place from coast to coast. a fair number of men were there to support them. morgan radford has our report. >> reporter: an army of marchers taking over streets in hu hundreds of cities calling for change in washington. demanding inclusion in chicago. >> this is what america. >> reporter: fighting for equality in new york. >> we're out here because women have decided that they want to take back the conversation. they insist on being part of it. >> reporter: today's march takes place a year after organizers staged one of the largest protest in american history. a day after president trump's inauguration. >> people wanted to
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run towards something and they ran towards the women's march. >> would you have organized this march if president trump hadn't been elected to office? >> we were going to protest regardless of whether it was hillary on donald trump. of course, donald trump was a line that had to be drawn for all of us which helped us harness these millions of people across the world. >> reporter: this year they say it's about harnessing that momentum and getting women to the polls and into office. >> show me what it lo -- democracy looks like. >> reporter: women like kelly fouler who came out with her daughters. >> last year i march. th then i ran. then i won.e. then i ran. then i won.marched. then i ran. then i won. >> reporter: she marched in last year's ral ri a rally and was so inspired she decided to run and won. >> i have to run. i said i have a
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responsibility. >> reporter: now the house delegate for virginia's 21st district, she joins several other women in the state holding office for the first time. an inspiration for millions of women hoping to change the face of politics. >> we want everyone to know that when we win, it was women who led us to victory. >> reporter: in new york city, police estimate that more than 200,000 people took to the streets. meanwhile president trump took to twitter saying today was the perfect day for all women to march celebrating unprecedented economic success and the lowest female unemployment rate in 18 years. these marches aren't over. with more scheduled in cities around the world tomorrow. jose. >> thank you very much. a situation unfolding in hafunfold ing in afghanistan after four gunmen attacked a hotel in kab kabul. special forces have killed one of the attackers. several have been injured. it's fear the number of casualties will rise.
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we turn to north korea which is in the win middle of a winter warming with the south in pyongyang. lester holt is in north korea, a country still causing high anxiety over its nuclear program. lester, good evening. >> reporter: good evening from the north korean capital. the conversation has changed in the run up to the winter olympics in south korea. months ago the conversation was about security concerns. now it's about hope and optimism as north and south korean officials have had their face-to-face meetings working out the frame work of north korean participation in the games. we learn today that north korea will be sending delegation into the south tomorrow to begin a survey that lay the ground work for that participation. none of this is masking the ongoing nuclear tensions. north korea showing no signs it will roll back its nuclear program and so far there's been no linkage between that and its participation in the games.
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certainly this has raise ed some expectations that maybe we're seeing the first hint of a thaw in the heated relations that have gripped this region for so long. our team is on the ground and getting reaction. we'll have more this week on nightly news. we'll sepnd it back to you. >> thank you. north korea will be sending a delegation tomorrow to inspect the venuevenues. it comes after officially clearing the way for 22 north korean athletes to participate next month. competing if five events including pairs figure skating and for the first time in olympic history, there will be a joint women's ice hockey team made up of north and south korean players. the countries will march together under a unified korean flag. something we have not seen at the olympics about 12 years ago. an update on the death of tom petty. the cause has been
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revealed. while it comes as a shock, it's become an all too familiar scenario. matt bradley has more tonight. ♪ >> reporter: in the end, this legendary american rocker became another casualty of the opioid crisis sweeping across america. he died from an accidental drug overdose last october. the culprit, a dangerous cocktail of pain medications include fentanyl. it began with chronic pain. his family said was unbearable and the cause of his overuse of medication. ♪ despite his suffering, petty never backed down. in his last months he continued the tour for his fans playing through pain, knee problems and a fractured hip. the day before he died
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doctors told petty his hip injury graduated to a full on break. he was one of about 116 people u.s. health officials say die every day from opioid overdoses. his wife and daughter say is news will spark a healthy and necessary discussion about the opioid crisis and even save lives. a poignant final note from the singer songwriter after the last song in his final performance. nbc news, los angeles. now to a problem that britain is confronting head on. the affects millions of people around the world including here in the united states. being lonely. the british government is tackling it in a different way appointing a minister for loneliness. >> reporter: ever since her husband passed away life has gotten hard for marion. at 84, she says the days are solitary. her daughter busy with her own growing family
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and few living friends left to turn to. >> hello. is that trish? >> hi. >> reporter: today a phone call is a lifeline for marion and millions across britain. the silver line, a charity that's reaching out to the lonely seven days a week, 24 hours a day. >> providing a listening ear, showing that they care. some of the just basic human warmth going a long way in dealing with the calls we deal with. >> reporter: government studies found that more than nine million people in the uk often or always feel lonely. about half of those over the age of 75 live alone and more than 200,000 britains haven't spoken with a friend or relative in over a month. one study found that loneliness can hurt your health, increase ing mortality the same as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. britain became the first country in the world to appoint a
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minister for loneliness. >> the woeather is dreadful up here. >> reporter: it's a move welcome. >> just pick the telephone up and ring. the satisfaction you get from it is wonderful. >> reporter: for her, simply hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line makes the day that much brighter. nbc news, london. still ahead, the new technique that could save the lives of thousands who live with what amounts to a ticking time bomb in their bodies. the chaos in the cockpit as a depression is a tangle of multiple symptoms that can make you sad, feel tired, and have difficulty concentrating. trintellix is a prescription medication for depression. it may help you take a step forward in improving your depression. tell your healthcare professional right away if your depression worsens, or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior
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british airways apologizing tonight for a delay on one of its flights after a pilot was removed from the cockpit, arrested over fears he was drunk. it happened at london's airport just before the boeing triple 7 was scheduled to take off on an 11-hour flight. the first officer removed after flight attendantss smell eed alcohol on his breath. they alerted be police. a rescue at sea after an elderly man became sick at sea. the captain called for help. the man was hoisted up to the helicopter which rushed him to a hospital. when we come back, how they are seeing the world and drawing how they are seeing the world and drawing new atten us.
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bill elkins has a different view. >> i used to do photos only. they say where was that? >> reporter: he slowed down. >> i like to say i can do a sketch in about the time it takes to drink a cappucino while it's still warm. >> reporter: you night think of sketching as a solitary past time, he's not alone. he started a chapter of urban sketchers in his hometown of syracu syracuse. he thought he might get a few. more than a hundred signed up like kathy. >> the urban sketcher rule is there's no judgment. you can be a novice or an basic tech churl engineer. >> reporter: more than 200 chapters of artist who is meet up to sketch and share. james hobbs is in london. >> i spent a long time drawing, not being aware there was so many other people doing the same thing. >> reporter: together sketcher captured some
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of 2017 biggest events, inauguration day, hurricanes maria and irma. back in syracuse they sketched whatever they want, the corner of a building, a cup of coffee. >> selfies. >> i don't know if i would want to two to a cafe and set a mirror up, but we do sketch each other. >> reporter: artists around the world, together, drawing attention to some of life's finer details. kristen dahlgen, nbc news, syracuse, new york. >> that's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm jose diaz-balart. tomorrow, lester holt will be reporting from inside north korea. be sure the tune in. thank you for the privilege of your time and good night.
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