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and no air-conditioning. >> rob always looking out for us. >> and we're tieing it altogether. we're back at 6:00. "nightly news" is next. >> see you then. tonight, the rain keeping coming coastal communities submerged. as barry lingers over the south, new fears tonight of tornadoes and millions under the threat of flash flooding blackout major parts of new york city plunged into darkness, the lights go out on broadway. >> times square is like half out. entire billboards ar completely off. >> people trapped in elevators. >> our heroes. >> now the investigation into what went wrong. the uproar over a tweet from the president saying progressive congresswoman should go back and help fix the countries they came
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from. murder mystery, a civil rights activist found dead in the trunk of a car the community now mourning a prominent mechanic. >> she's a jewel and will be desperately missed. christmas in july. amazon prime day starts tonight, competitors trying to match their deals, and warning to watch out for fake customer reviews. and come together, the surprise moment live on stage. ♪ >> paul mccartney and ringo starr playing together for the first time in years. >> announcer: this is nbc "nightly news" with kate snow. good evening across louisiana and six other states tonight, there are still concerns about flash flooding, as tropical depression barry now slowly creeps northward, testing levees, swelling rivers and fraying nerves 12 million people are under a flash flood watch tonight. there's a possibility of tornadoes as well. all weekend long, the rain has not stopped, flooding parts of
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louisiana, the coast guard rescuing residence near the coast. our kerry sanders is in myrtle grove tonight. what are >> reporter: the floodwaters on the street are much lower than they were, but that doesn't mean the troubles associated with what was hurricane barry are far from over. in louisiana today -- >> oh! >> reporter: -- barry still making a mess. ominous skies, multiple tornado warnings baton rouge took a beating as the storm lingered over the city for several hours. while no longer a hurricane, the weather system is still dangerous. what's left of barry is now slowly crawling north, also impacting mississippi, alabama, and arkansas cities like little rock and memphis could see flash flooding even as far east as florida, the storm revealing its sustained power. a large wave shattering a rescue boat window, leaving a deputy with cuts on his face.
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more than 24 hours since landfall, and there's still more drenching rain to come today, a first look at that levee problem in southern louisiana. myrtle grove overwhelmed the rushing water threatened to submerge homes, some five miles around >> kind of scary, kind of sad. >> reporter: residents who evacuated came home today with a demand that they have repeated for years. they want government to build a new, stronger levee. >> i'm tired of hearing we got to do a study, we got to do a study. >> reporter: on saturday, along the louisiana gulf coast, coast guard rescued 12 people, including this man and a dog, stranded by floodwaters. while in southeastern louisiana today, highway 23 near plaquemines parish reopened. one side still under water will
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likely be dry by tomorrow. with snakes and alligators spotted in the waters, and sewage backup, health officials are urging people to stay out of the water as they make their way back to their ho often wading through this to get to their front doorsteps. kate >> it's been a long weekend. kerry sanders, thank you to washington now and what's become a familiar pattern, the president puts out an inflammatory tweet that offends democrats, but this one is striking a deeper chord, with many decrying this as racist hans nichols has more from the white house. >> reporter: president trump trying to stoke conflict with nance pelosi and four minority liberal congresswoman tweeting, go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested nations from which they came. he added so interesting to see the progressive congresswomen who originallye countries whose governments -- representative omar is only one of the four congresswomen born outside the united states. >> i'm looking at this omar from minnesota. she shouldn't even be in office. >> reporter: speaker pelosi
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denounced mr. trump's tweet as xenophobicments, meant to divide our country, while omar accused the president of stoking white nationalism because you are angry people like us are serving in congress. others rallying to their colleagues' defense. the field of 2020 democratic hopefuls piled on. >> what he's trying to do is make america hate again. >> he's doing something that's so anti-american. >> this country is facing another bigot who is trying to divide us again. >> reporter: while trump may have united democrats today, clear division exists between pelosi and the progressives in congress kate late news tonight on the threatened raids on undocumented immigrants they have begun in major cities, but at a slower pace than expected pete williams joins us pete, we were told there would
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be 2,000 people targeted. >> reporter: we might still get there. the roundup has started, kate. senior administration officials say so far the numbers are much lower this weekend than what was expected and feared in immigrants communities the officials say that goal of 2,000 could be reached over the coming days. some of these operations appear to be mostly overall ready, some are yet to come, but here's what's different about this one. it's not simply the number it's who's to be deported. in past roundups like this, in both republican and democratic administrations, the targets were adults who committed crimes this time there's a focus on detaining entire families. kate >> pete williams in washington pete thank you new york city is back in business after a blackout last night. broadway took a hit as well. also other well-known landmarks across the popular midtown manhattan area questions remain about what could have caused such a big outage nbc's kathy park has the latest. >> reporter: when the power went out in new york city saturday, alan mcvay and six others found
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themselves stuck in an elevator, for four hours relief came in the form of new york's bravest >> our heroes! >> the new york fire department broke through a brick wall, because we weren't near a floor, to get us out. we were so relieved. >> reporter: the outage stretched from midtown manhattan to the upper west side from above, you could see the shadow of the skyline. in times square the usually vibrant billboards went black. underground, some subway trains were disabled, leaving many passengers stranded. thousands rushed outside with broadway shows canceled. impromptu performances spilled onto the streets j.lo's concert at madiso square garden, cut short 30 rock also went dark. >> oh, what just happened? >> reporter: a generator kept us on the air during our broadcast last night officials still don't know the
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exact cause of the issue >> the one thing we are as certain as we can be at this moment about is that this was not a cyber attack and this was not an act of physical terrorism. >> reporter: what does this event tell us about the overall vulnerability of the grid in the city >> we think the grid is sound. we certainty will learn everything we can about. >> reporter: it brought light in the midst of darkness >> i applaud all new yorkers they were at their best tonight. >> reporter: a city brought back to life five hours later tonight a busy sixth avenue here in midtown manhattan dferent sct night with everything lit back up fortunately, there were no injuries reported as a result of saturday's outage. kate >> it looks like back to normal. kathy park, thank you. tonight, a murder mystery is unfolding in baton rouge, louisiana. police are investigating the
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death of a beloved civil rights advocate. who was discovered dead in the trunk of a car morgan chesky with that story tonight. >> reporter: tonight the city of baton rouge reeling from the loss sadie roberts joseph, a civil rights activist, killed in a suspected homicide police say they don't have a suspect, much less motive. >> it's taken a lot of us back, because she was a jewel for this community. everybody knew her. >> reporter: roberts joseph a community leader for decades she founded the african-american museum, the city even spotlighted her work, featuring her in a campaign to visit baton rouge, which makes what happened last week even more disturbing police say a call came friday, suspicious vehicle parked on this dead end. although when officers arrived, they found the body of the beloved 75-year-old inside the trunk of that car. they dedicated a team to track down leads the news of her loss hitting the city hard. >> she never showed up without smiling and saying here's a positive way to deal with something.
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>> reporter: the local naacp branch calling her an icon, writing, we lost a cultural legend yesterday rest in peace sadie roberts joseph now police are turning to the public and hope someone knows something. >> it is a tremendous loss, and i believe the community is going to step up and -- and do their part to help us identify this person and put them behind bars. >> reporter: justice for a woman who spent her life fighting for it morgan chesky, nbc news, baton rouge. such a loss. we will take a turn now. it was a record-breaking day when novak djokovic defeated swiss player roger federere nal. >> reporter: it was perhaps the most dramatic wimbledon singles final ever, and cert
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4 hours and 57 minutes it just kept going and going. and going. in the end, it came down to a thrilling final set tie-break. novak djokovic defeating roger federer and getting that trophy from duchess kate middleton. >> they used to make the trophies out of the different materials in my room and imagining one day i would be standing here. >> reporter: this is the first year wimbledon instituted that tiebreaker, designed to avoid marathons like the 2010 match that lasted 11 hours, over three days. >> i gave it all i hadi feel all right. >> reporter: for players and fans, a wimbledon final to remember sarah harman, nbc news, london. still ahead tonight, amazon prim a few hours. a new warning, though, about
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those customer reviews maybe you rely on. also a rare look inside the biggest factory of e-cigarettes, juul, and why the ceo is apologizing to parents
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in just a few hours amazon will release massive discounts for highly anticipated prime day. this year competitors are also getting in on the action, offering big deals of their own. not everyone is on board some amazon workers are
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preparing to strike. nbc business correspondent jo ling kent has more. >> reporter: the black friday of summer starts tonight. >> i, myself, do a lot more online shopping. it's a lot more convenient. >> it's a huge incentive. >> reporter: amazon is rolling out two days of deals like $130 off the ring video doorbell kid and 40% off top headphone brands prime day is now a national event. last year the e-commerce giant sold over 100 million products, this year they're going bigger, even enlisting taylor swift to kick it off with a big concert ♪ >> reporter: for other major retailers, it forces them to get in on the big action this week walmart is featuring $100 off lg smart tvs, and slashing prices on goosm
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kohl's unveiling 60% off swimsuits and 25% off adidas target is also jumping in with discounts and perks such as same-day in-store pickup across the country. facing a tough year, more than 7400 retail stores have closed their doors so far in 2019 >> amazon has created a new spike, with a massive impact on retail other retailers have to have their share that have wallet if that wallet share just goes to amazon, we'll see target, walmart and best buys suffering even more. >> reporter: expert advice, shopping with caution. data shows that fake product reviews rose to 28% on prime day last year. fake reviews of bluetooth headsets spiked a whopping 56% and always double-check the deal before clicking buy. >> you can compare that insta-pot on target, amazon,
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walmart. so, take your time you may find that all is not as good as it seems. >> reporter: it just won't be discounts on prime day here at this full if i ament center in minnesota, some workers are telling us they plan to strike tomorrow for better, safer conditions on the job. kate >> jo ling kent in minnesota jo, thank you. we are back in a moment with the apology to parents from the ceo of a big e-cigarette maker, juul. plus the high-flying new invention sighted in paris today.
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we're back now with a rare look inside one of the country's fastest-growing industries and critics say one of the most critics say one of the most
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troubling -- e-cigarettes. juul dominates the market. carl quintanilla has this report >> reporter: on a factory floor in wisconsin, juul labs runs a production line day and night filling some of the 60 million pods in the u.s. every month ceo kevin burns has opened his doors to us, aware of the firestorm his product has ignited among families >> if we did this tour with a family of a teen who was using or addicted, how would you defend this? >> first of all, i would tell them i'm sor child is using the product. it's not intended for them as the parent of a 16-year-old, i'm sorry for them and have empathy for them, knowing the challenges that they're going through. >> reporter: in the face of public pressure, jones has
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removed some of the flavors, shrink its social media imprint and revamped a campaign that critics say was aimed at kids. >> ads were targeting young people lots of bling, music >> reporter: the latest campaign is focused on adult smokers, trying to escape the risk of lung cancer. >> it was a friend of mine who said why wouldn't you just try the juul. >> reporter: but researchers have the impact of chronic vaping a study says they suffer fro hardening of their blood vessels. >> i think it's no safer than smoking. it's like taking the gun away from someone and saying play with the knife the knife is no safer than the gun. it's not harm free >> frankly we don't know
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we have not done the long-term testing we need to do. >> reporter: challenges to try to ease parents' concern while convincing others that they can kick the habit carl quintanilla you can watch "vaporized" airing on cnbc tomorrow night. 10:00 p.m. eastern and pacific overseas in france, the annual bastille day, but most eyes were looking up a french inventor hovering overhead, way overhead, on what he calls a jet-powered fly board. the new technology, he says, can fly as fast as 120 miles an hour his next stunt, flying across the english channel. i'm sure we'll have that video stay tuned when we come back, music to our ears, just like yesterday, a surprise reunion of two music legends.
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a new film opened this weekend. it asks, when is it right to lie? ra hultaa raheema ellis has the story. >> what's wrong, dad please tell me. >> the farewell is a new movie based on a lie. >> the family thinking it's better not to tell her. >> why is it better? >> when people get cancer, they die. >> reporter: it tells the story of a family that discovers their grandmother only has a few months to live they conspire to stage a fake wedding as an excuse for the entire family to get together. >> isn't it wrong to lie >> it's a good lie most families in china would choose not to tell her. >> i wanted to tell the story.
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it was an incredibly heartbreaking but hilarious >> reporter: "the farewell" is personal for lualua wong born in china but raised in america, it's her story. >> i was the lone western er, are time i would say this is crazy, no one agreed. >> reporter: did you ultimately accept she was happy just to see you and be around the family, rather than to be focusing on potential death? >> what i say her truly living as opposed to dying. so to think that actually maybe truth isn't the greater moral value in some situations. >> reporter: like "crazy rich asians," the film relies on an all-aero all-asian f what appeals to an american audience. what do you hope an american audience will take away from
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this >> i hope they walk away with a greater sense of grace i see so many families torn apt those differences become greater than the love. >> reporter: a true story about one family's lie about the inevitable, encouraging all of us to examine our own truth. raheema ellis, nbc news, new york finally this evening, legendary sir paul mccartney was closing his cross-country tour in l.a. when he made a stunning announce >> we have a surprise for everyone ladies and gentlemen, the one and only ringo starr >> the crowd loving it for the former band mates that led a music revolution in the '60s, this reunion was something special. the last time they were in front of a crowd, 2014, on the anniversary of the beatles u.s. invasion 50 years before last night, a warm greeting.
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>> i love you, man >> and then a journey back in time ♪ hope you have enjoyed the show ♪ >> performing the classic "sergeant pepper's lonely hearts club band. ♪ we're sorry but it's time to go. >> reporter: then the edgier "helter-skelter. the duo back in sync >> thank you, paul it's been a thrill for me. i've had a lovely night. it's a great show. >> i love you, man. >> and i love you. peace and love, ringo, forever love the beatles that is nbc nightly news on a sunday night lester holt will be back with you tomorrow i'm kate snow. for all of us at nbc news, have a great night.
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right now at 6:00, reaction to the raids. tonight a feeling of uncertainty remains across the country and right here in the bay area. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening. thanks so much for joining us. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. >> over the next few days there could be 200,000 people detained nationwide. those who committed crimes and already have deportation orders signed by a judge. >> today, though, reports that the raids were relatively quiet with only a handful of arrests. some i.c.e. activity, though, has been reported in new york but no reports yet of any raids or arrests here in the bay area. nbc bay area's

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