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you'll see the rai taperi through monday. year. president trump says time magazine told him he was probably going to receive the honor for a second year in a row. the magazine says, not so fast. doctors orders. the prescription for what ails you may surprise you with no medication involved. senior living. in this house, it's for the pets of a
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certain age. getting a new lease on life in their golden years. good evening. chilling detailsunrelenting ter attack on a mosque. more than two dozen children among the dead. authorities suspect it was all the work of isis. militants have been bombing churches but now an attack targeting muslims. bill is if cairo tonight. some of the images may be difficult to watch. >> reporter: this was a massacre of the innocence. 27 children killed. others injured and like so many here, traumatized. survivors describe the screams as more than 300 people were killed. the chief cleric of the mosque saw terrifying stampede.
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the gunman were firing at anyone who breathed. a local teacher told nbc news the gunfire lasted 45 minutes. authorities say up to 30 gunmen were firing through all the windows and doors. there was no way out. isis has yet to claim the attack but it's the only group capable of mobilizie ining 30 gunmen who raised the black flag. it's the first time isis has attacked a mosque in egypt and there's deep anger here. the real question is will that backlash stop isis gaining ground here? isis has lost its so called caliphate in iraq and syria but it's been gaining strength in libya, egypt, yemen and somalia. >> the isis affiliate in egypt is the most potent outside of syria and iraq. they have more than 1,000 operatives
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skilled, willing to kill. >> reporter: the dead were lined up as far as the eye can see and buried in mass grave. hundreds of shoes left behind. revenge was swift. most gunmen escaped. none have been caught. so troops are on alert even at hospitals treating the injured where people ask why egypt's army can't protect them. this was the darkest day of terror in egypt's modern history. a country mourning tonight and facing the most ruthless enemy within. this country really matters. it's the arab's world most populist country. it's war and it's war with egypts army and the leader isn't winning.
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isis is a real threat. kate. in florida, tonight, lots of questions about the death of a woman and whether her teenage grandson may have been involved. what is known is that a woman's beside wody was found buried in the grandson's backyard and he drove all the way from florida to the canadian border. >> reporter: 15-year-old logan mott in custody after trying to cross the border into canada. the florida teen is a person of interest in the death of his own grandmother. >> we need to interview him to discuss what happened at the home. >> reporter: mott was on the run for three days in her stolen car and was believed to be arm and dangerous with guns taken from his police officer father's arsenal. florida police believe he was the last person to see his grandmother, 53-year-old christina french alive. on friday human remains were discovered in a shallow grave behind the teen's ransacked home. investigators say mott was first spotted in western pennsylvania
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on surveillance video. he was then detained on the border in buffalo. >> it's not funny. >> reporter: logan's mother says her son had a loving relationship with his grandmother, christina. >> he has a really big heart. he never said a bad word to anybody. it's just baffling. >> reporter: logan's mother and father are divorced. his mother says her diabetic son's mechanical insulin pump stopped working. an imbalance in blood sugar that's caused erratic behavior before. medical doctors say violence linked to blood sugar is rare. logan's mother said he loves the out doors. >> my gut tells me he just ran. his only thought was to panic and run and take the guns and go to the woods. >> reporter: tonight more questions than answers into the death of a grandmother and a 15-year-old who may be the only one to explain what happened.
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nbc news. as president trump tells it, he was in the running again to be time magazine's person of the year. he said so in a tweet that drew a quick response from the magazine itself. we have details. >> reporter: a president who can spin up splashy publicity made more by rejecti ing attention claiming he with drew for time magazine person of the year. >> to be on the cover of time mag seazine as the person of year is a tremendous honor. >> reporter: a pop culture tradition inveiled on today. >> when we have seen a single individual who so defied expectations. >> reporter: last year he cooperated with the magazine but he say time magazine called to say i was probably going to be named person of the year.
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he said probably is no good and took a pass. since 1927, time picks a person or idea who most influenced events, good or bad. the magazine disputed the president's tweet with its own and called president trump incorrect. a top executive went further and tweeted not a speck of truth here but declined f e ed to provide details. finalists have typically been contacted in advance. >> typically the magazine has a number of candidates so it works on multiple stories at the same time. >> reporter: time magazine says it won't say anything else until it's ready to publish in a couple of weeks. only once has the same person been named in consecutive years. that was president nixon back in 1971 and '72. kate. >> busy week ahead for the president. republicans trying to push full steam ahead on their tax cut plan.
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is that going to be a tough sell? >> reporter: very much so with limited time left to get anything done in this year. president trump is heading on tuesday to capitol hill to try to persuade senate republicans. not only is there hesitation in his party, there's hesitation in the public. he has to convince americans that more of them will end up with extra money in their pockets as president trump has promised. that's not yet a done deal. kate. >> thank you. the president is making more headlines tonight with a move he made at the consumer financial protection bureau. the agency is supposed to be above politics but tonight it's at the center of a big political fight over who will be its next director. late today the president called the agency, quote, a total disaster. morgan radford has that story. >> reporter: just hours after the agency's first director stepped down on friday, he promoted his chief of staff to a position that would put her in charge. then president trump fired back with his
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own appointment saying the white house budget director would oversee things setting off a political fire storm. mulvaney called the organization a sick, sad joke. >> some of us would like to get rid of it because we don't like the idea of there being a nonaccountable federal agency which sets a terrible precede precedent. >> reporter: his rival was there at the beginning like when elizabeth warren created the agency in 2010 to protect against the illegal activity of big banks that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. the agency says it has returned billions to consumers and worked to simplify mortgages and other financial products. >> we made it safe to send money abroad. >> reporter: the agency is independently funded through the federal reserve. >> is this agency isolated completely from congress? >> they are funded by fed. congress, republican
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congress doesn't like that. there's a lot of consumers and conditiconsumer groups concerned about how to protect the average american. >> reporter: by law the deputy director serves as acting director until a permanent leader is named. the question come monday, who will that leader be? >> during call with reporters, the white house said they're trying to avoid a legal battle with richard cordrey but they believe he's trying to provoke one. when it comes the monday, looks like both appointees will show up ready to report for duty. >> thank you. much more on all of this tomorrow on meet the press. nan scy pelosi, anita hill and rob portman all joining chuck todd. the navy released the names and photos of three sailors still missing after crash of that transport plane in the philippine see on wednesday. the military notified their family of the search and rescue efforts ended. two of the sailors were from florida.
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one was from louisiana. eight other passengers were rescued. the cause of the crash is under investigation. with president trump's troop surge in afghanistan, the number of americans involved in that war is now at about 14,000 making the job of protecting those troops from taliban infiltrators all the more difficult. that's where a group known as the guardian an selgels comes in. hans nickels is in hafrg a afghanistan and spent time with them. >> reporter: the pilots alter their routes to avoid taliban territory. >> some areas are higher threats than others. >> president trump decided to stay in afghanistan they have noticed an increase in car bombs. that means helicopters is the preferred mode of transport. after 16 years of war the roads are still too risky. >> reporter: the danger exists inside this heavily secured base shared with the afghan national army. the taliban have infiltrated afghan forces in the past.
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in june, 7 person soldiers were wounded. three were killed by an afghan soldier. >> the biggest threat to u.s. forces is green on blue or afghan on u.s. forces. >> reporter: that's where guardian angels come. service members whose job is to watch over any gathering of nato and afghan troops. >> the guardian angels provide security for advisor counter parts to advise. >> reporter: in southern afghanistan half are nato guardians. >> we're bringing in a new u.s. army unit. these will be advisors embedded in the brigades and italians similar to what we've been doing with special forces for the last two years. >> reporter: a third of u.s. deaths this year have been inside jobs.
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for guardian angels that means keeping body armor on and staying vigilant inside the wire. it was an emotional day in argentina where relatives aboard a missing submarine held a demonstration in support of the crew members. the submarine has been missing for ten days with 44 people on board. the president of argentina says an international search will continue. the navy says there was an explosion near the place where the sub went missing in the south atlantic. here in this country they are bracing for more rain in western washington where flooding has caused major erosion on the banks of the river. a shed was swept away. on thursday the river reached its highest level in more than a decade. as the long holiday weekend winds down, the pacific northwest is just about the only part of the country where the weather might cause delays. remarkably clear in the rest of the
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country. most enjoying great weather except for the rain and a little bit of snow in northern new england. still ahead, when doctors orders mean not staying inside but getting outside. the black friday baa nan sa and how it added up to staerging new wealth for one man.
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imagine not feeling well, going to your doctor and being given a prescription for something you can't find at a drugstore. it's a kind of natural healing you can only find outside. our medical correspondent dr. john torres explains. >> what kind of other berries do we find? >> reporter: a day like today used to feel impossible. >> i have pretty bad anxiety and depression too. i just wanted to stay inside and not do much and it wasn't working. it was getting worse and worse. >> reporter: her 9-year-old son was dealing with similar issues. the family physician wrote them a prescription. not for drugs or pills but a big dose of mother nature. five times a week spend 30 minutes at this park. >> i consider it more
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important than any medication i can prescribe. >> reporter: it's a growing field of medicine called eco therapy. park rx america, a national initiative that includes more than 50 doctors in 11 states. >> why not just go to a gym? what's the evidence of going outside? >> scientists have looked at this and what we found out is that moving out doors is actually better, more therapeutictherapeutic. >> reporter: it can help with depression, attention deficit disorder and chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. looking around at trees and leaves can protect their vision. how do you get the most effective dose of nature? patients should focus on three key elements. sounds of birds chirping. visuals of trees and leaves and the sound of streams or rivers. >> we're starting to see nature and parks not just as a place to
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recreate but literally as place to heal yourself. >> reporter: lauren huddle got her prescription three weeks ago. >> going out there little bit by little bit my temperament was better and my anxiety started to decrease. >> reporter: when good shelt as cinch. >> you're sting going. >> reporter: as a walk in the park. dr. john torres, nbc news, washington. >> sound of water. when we come back, the long journey home for the man who never should have been sent to prison in the first place.
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the richest person in the world became even richer this holiday weekend. jeff besos saw his net worth top $100 billion after amazon stock jumped more than 2% on black friday. that translated into a more than $2 billion bump in his net worth. not too bad for one day's work. the fortunes of another man changed dramatically this week as well. after four decades in prison, he was pardoned by california's governor after dna tests showed he was wrongfully convicted. steve patterson has more. >> my first thanksgiving in 38 years. >> reporter: for craig coley, it's the little things. like leftovers after thanksgiving. free for the first
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time in after 40 years after being convicted of a crime he did not commit. >> this is what i told him, do what you will to me, don't stop looking. you have the wrong person. >> the veteran was arrested in 1978 for the brutal murder of rhonda witt and her 4-year-old son. wednesday he was granted a full pardon by governor jerry brown, citing new dna evidence clearing him and citing mishandling by the investigators. >> thank you governor brown. thank you simi police department. >> reporter: in 1989 mike bender started digging into his conviction. >> it appeared to me that things were intentionally ignored, manipulated and distorted. you cannot read this case and feel comfortable about convicting him. >> reporter: so for the next 28 years, coley's case became bender's life work. >> he means everything to me he, his wife. >> i'm a living testimony to everyone that's out there, they're having a bad day, you can't give up hope because it's going to happen, you have to believe.
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>> reporter: celebrating that newfound freedom, toasting the little things in life. steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. one more note on this day, former president george h.w. bush has become the longest living president in u.s. history, at 93 years and 166 days. he beat out the previous record held by former president gerald ford. when we come back, looking out for the underdogs, and so many other animals in need.
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finally tonight, let's meet a man who has redefined what it means to adopt a pet. he provides them a loving home at a time when they may need it most. and inspires others in the process. katie beck has the latest from denver. >> reporter: portraits of steve greig's harmonious home has made him an instand star. >> everyone has a soft spot in their heart for the underdog. >> reporter: well, underdogs in this case, three chickens, two ducks, a rabbit and a pig. festive, funny, tough and tender, his account has captured more than 700,000 followers. at greig's denver home, it's hard to avoid the welcoming committee. but this modern menagerie accepts aged animals only. >> how old is she?
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>> 14. >> ranging from 7 to 17 clears old with 17 years old with names like engle bert, loretta, edsell and bikini. >> each of them has a distinct personality. >> reporter: after greg's dog died four years ago, he started adopting geriatric pets. >> i got one more, and then someone brought one to my attention that needed a home. >> reporter: many online followers inspired. >> they said, because of your account i adopted this dog. >> reporter: the elderly do require effort. most have special diets. joint issues, even cancer. while he'll continue to save seniors, for now he has a full house and a full heart. >> to know this dog has so much love to give, just makes you feel so good. let's go. >> reporter: making their final chapter the best one yet. katie beck, nbc news, denver. >> love the welcoming committee. that is nbc nightly news for this saturday. tomorrow, the first tally on just how big this holiday shopping weekend was. i'm kate snow, for all of us here at nbc news, have a great
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night. a warm thanksgiving weekend is about to come to an en right now at 6:00, a warm thanksgiving weekend about to come to an end. because rain is on the way. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening, i'm terry mcsweeney. let's start with weather. widespread rain about to hit the bay area and the conditions will affect people heading home from the sierra.
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rob mayeda is here now with how long the storm will last. >> right now we're seeing a warm evening around the bay area. 65 degrees in san francisco and check out the temperatures up toward the sierra. almost the same. near 60 around squaw creek and back into san jose still in the low 70s after record high today earlier of 80 degrees. so right now we have these warm temperatures, southerly flow ahead of the storm off to the west and look at where the clouds are coming in from. the hawaiian islands and tropical moisture which will boost rainfall through tomorrow. right now rain off shore. we do expect this to fill in tonight. and then we'll see for the coastal mountains maybe one to two inches of rain over the next 24 to 36 hours and also the winds will pick up. gusts at about 30 miles per hour and for the sierra it is the one-two punch of strong winds of over 50 miles per hour. heavy rain slowly changing to snow by this time tomorrow evening and we'll watch the mild temperatures for tomorrow thrning around the bay area.

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