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tonight, trump's victory lap. as the president-elect celebrates saving jobs at carrier, we now tonight, trump's victory lap as the president-elect celebrates saving jobs at carrier. we now know the cost paid and the campaign is over but the rallies are not. without a trace, family members missing and the devastating wildfires scorching the smoky mountains and my searchers fear they may never be found. nearly one dozen hostages held in a florida bank. the dramatic moment that distracted the gunman and allow the s.w.a.t. team to storm and. high risk rescue mission to save legendary astronaut, buzz aldrin. medical emergency at the bottom
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magic mushrooms. wait until you see how they help cancer patients feel better and some say that's change their lives. extract nightly news begins right now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. the campaign is over but donald trump was back on the trail today to run a victory lap and celebrate in her lake success american jobs from leaving the country. in his first public event since the election, it appeared the carrier plant in indianapolis, trump made a deal to keep over 1000 jobs previously earmarked to leave the country in the u.s. eyebrows were raised over whether it would work with carrier to reverse a decades long tied of vanishing manufacturing jobs.
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the deal gives the heating and air conditioner company $7 million in state tax breaks in exchange for carrier investing $16 million in the plant. another 13 million jobs isolated for mexico and sources familiar with the negotiations at a motivating factor is carrier's parent company, united tech knowledge is, has billions of dollars in contracts with the government. trump pointed to a story he saw on nightly news. >> they were doing a story on carrier. >> this strong message was delivered to the president- elect. >> they want you to do what they said they would do.
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it was too late to intervene. >> i wonder if he is being sarcastic because the ship has sailed. it was 6:30 and i said the first thing i did would go there. >> christmas miracles, if they happen, it happened today. >> one hour down the road, they wondered if he would save their jobs, too. workers at this ball bearing plant whose job is moving to mexico. >> the trump train, i don't know what kind of train it is. keep them rolling. let's get them all back. >> since 2000, the u.s. has lost 5 million manufacturing jobs and they said carrier is a good first step but much more is needed. >> the president won't get involved in every one of these
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these cases. >> a rally is in cincinnati aimed at being reminiscent of a campaign style event. the crowd size is considerably smaller and the kickoff is for a thank you tour. they thanked supporters for helping them win the white house. >> let's turn to the deadly 1-2 punch and the wildfires we saw in the southeast with dozens of tornadoes carving a trail of destruction through seven states and the death toll is now 10 and many others are missing leaving anguished loved ones desperately wanting to hear word. >> reporter: a flareup before sunrise in gatlinburg this
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with the downtown in this tourist dependent community spared, but evacuated, there is high anxiety because a single amber could ignite what remains. it burned so hot that officials of the missing may never be found. john and janet somers from memphis were in gatlinburg on vacation and no one has heard from them. their three sons are alive that they were in the vanderbilt burn unit. >> i'm looking for y been waiting three days for authorities to tell them where his wife and two daughters are. >> what is it like when you have families reaching out and wanting answers? >> it's one of the most difficult things you can imagine. >> reporter: among the 10 confirmed dead, 7-year-old, alice hagler. her son james said he has the answer. >> my mom was the grandmother of two and she was my best friend and cared about everyone. she never met a stranger.
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firefighters working 12 hour shifts, exhaustion. this photo was caption, as close as we got to seeing sleep and 36 hours. the cleanup is beginning and there is cleanup of a different sort across the sound with tornado damage. twisters left five dead and in alabama, there was a tornado with wind speeds up to 127 miles an hour that leveled the town of rosalie. tonight, the >> reporter: in the smokies, as many as eight people are still unaccounted for and family members wonder if they will ever find their loved ones, is ashley if they ran into the woods in a panic. lets turn to the hostage drama that played out in florida. the gunman held nearly one dozen people inside a bank and he was quickly surrounded by a
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>> reporter: they were hostages and now are survivors. >> i was scared. i thought it was a dream. it was real. >> reporter: around 9:00 at the community first credit union, the alleged gunman walked into the bank with a dog and a handgun and demanded money. >> he shot in the air and i knew he meant business. >> reporter: it indicated someone had been shot. >> >> reporter: it turned out not to be true but negotiator said he would start shooting if the demands were not met. >> a half, negotiators convinced the gunman to free two hostages. minutes later, two other people, hiding inside the bank, unknown to the gunman, made a daring escape.
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s.w.a.t. team took that opportunity to make entry into the bank. >> reporter: they used a tank-like battering ram to enter the building, putting themselves between the suspect and the hostages. surrounded, humphrey surrendered. family overjoyed, as the hostages were freed at last. >> so she's okay? >> she okay. thank you, lord. thank you. >> reporter: a reversal of fortune, the hostage-taker, now a prisoner. jacob rascon, nbc news. following tonight from new orleans. former nfl player joe mcknight has been killed in a shooting incident with another driver, a possible victim of road rage. the suspect was arrested at the scene. mcknight played for usc in college, and then the new york jets in the pros. he most recently played in the canadian football league. now to a dramatic medical emergency involving an american hero. buzz aldrin, who landed on the moon with neil armstrong in 1969, had just arrived
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group. but once there, his condition quickly deteriorated, triggering a high-risk rescue mission. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: in a hospital bed in new zealand tonight, a smiling 86-year-old buzz aldrin after a rescue from the bottom of the world. just tuesday he tweeted, south pole here i come. as he joined a luxury adventure tour. but once there, at 9,000 feet, nearly double the altitude of nv deteriorated. a c-130 on skis, like this one, landed to medevac him to a u.s. research station, then on to new zealand, where he's described tonight as stable with fluid in his lungs, but responding well to antibiotics. er doctor john torres has flown two rescue missions to the north -- south pole himself. >> it looks like edema, a build-up of fluid in the lungs that happened at high altitude. if that happens, you have to get them down to sea level and on oxygen quickly.
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life-threatening condition. >> beautiful, beautiful. >> reporter: in 1969, buzz aldrin landed on the moon in apollo 11, following neil armstrong down the ladder to the lunar surface. >> we were given a fantastic opportunity to do what other people have just not had come along in their life. >> reporter: for decades, aldrin has pushed for more manned missions. >> to infinity and beyond! >> reporter: the animated character "toy story," created in his honor. >> he's pretty irrepressible. he's a force. no question about that. >> reporter: tonight, nasa has been in touch with the new zealand doctors and believes aldrin is doing well. an american explorer, still looking for adventure. tom costello, nbc news, miami. now to new developments in the deadly plane disaster in colombia. lamia airline, which operated that doomed charter flight, has
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and we have new images inside the crash scene with nbc's keir simmons. >> reporter: this is where 71 people died, almost an entire brazilian soccer team, wiped out. the plane appears to have clipped the top of this hill and just ripped apart. that's the wing that is turned back on itself and such was the force of the impact, that way down there, that's the front landing gear. there's no sign of a fire. strengthening the theory that the aircraft ran out of fuel. four minutes from the airport. the colombian police escorted us closer to the wreckage. investigators are picking through the twisted fuselage. beneath it there, one of the engines, still intact. all clues to what happened. >> translator: one of the victims, co-pilot c.c. arias, talked about her excitement for the team, hours before the flight. her brother wrote this tribute on facebook. dear sister, i'm going to miss you for the rest of my life.
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survivors told us he found a cell phone with multiple missed calls. so many have been left grieving by this tragedy. keir simmons, nbc news, colombia. now to the battle raging against isis, as u.s.-backed forces pushed deeper into mosul to drive out isis, more civilians are getting caught in the middle and the only medical care available for many of them on the front lines is being provided by two american volunteers. on a mission to save lives. richard engel, inside iraq. >> reporter: this is probably the most important clinic in all of iraq now. because almost every civilian injured in mosul is taken here. and they're treated by derek coleman, from san diego. >> i got the artery. >> reporter: and pete reed from new jersey. >> the very first day we were here, we had over 65 casualties. including 12 dead on arrival. >> reporter: the
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care to civilians like farida. shrapnel tore into her legs moments ago. her brother says isis is firing indiscriminately into mosul. the two 27-year-olds came here on their own. >> quit my job, sold my truck, sold most of my possessions. came out here on a hope and a dream. >> reporter: the volunteers initially came to work with iraqi forces to help fight isis, but they realized they could lives. >> how many front-line medical posts like this are there in mosul right now? >> one. >> you're standing in it. >> reporter: there are 5,000 american troops here, but very view of -- very few of them are allowed to leave their bases and help out on the front lines. so reed and coleman stepped in. where are you getting these supplies? >> we've had various generous donations from private individuals, small organizations, and
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>> reporter: coleman, a machinist, only has basic first aid training. reed has more. he's a former marine, who served two tours in afghanistan. >> i still have some fight left in me. i could use my medical for good. bandage, quick, here! >> reporter: they say they've treated more than 500 people, but they have no doubt which ones they'll remember forever. >> kids. >> hands down, kids. >> yeah, dealing with children, wounded children, dying children. we've had some days with half a dozen kids die. >> reporter: they've had some close calls, like when they were chased by an isis car bomb. but the injured people of mosul are depending on them. >> and i have every intention of staying here until the battle here is over. >> reporter: richard engel, nbc news, mosul, iraq. a lot more ahead tonight, new hope for cancer patients from an unlikely and illegal source. the trippy drug that many say is giving them a new lease on life.
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we're back now with what you might call an unconventional way that has helped some cancer patients feel better. psychedelic medicine, you might say, in the form of magic mushrooms. and doctors say for some, they're working, well, magic. we get more from nbc's kristen dahlgren. >> reporter: when you think magic mushrooms, chances are something like this comes to mind.
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two small but encouraging studies out today show the hallucinogenic ingredient in some mushrooms reduced anxiety and depression in 80% of cancer patients for more than six months after receiving just one dose. >> so you've been through a lot in your life. >> reporter: gale was in her fourth bout with breast cancer. >> i was really feeling sorry for myself and feeling very stressed. ? >> reporter: after extensive psychological testing, she was given a pill and watched closely by doctors, as she listened to music and went on a vivid mind trip. >> it's beautiful. it's -- you know, it's something you want to embrace. >> reporter: cowan took the drug two years ago and still -- >> every night when i get in bed, i find that i have this smile on my face. ? ? >> reporter: it's that
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hundreds of strangers who'd never even met him, came from miles away to honor him and his service. ? ? >> reporter: there was a funeral tuesday morning near casper, wyoming. by the looks of it, it was for someone important. people, especially veterans, came from across the state to pay their respects to a man they did not know. steven reiman, a homeless man who served in the navy in vietnam, died in a local hospital two locals didn't know him. so the coroner asked for help in finding his loved ones. as word spread, so did the notion that his service to his country should be honored, respected. >> it's our honor for those of us still here to do this for the vets. >> reporter: heiman's sister was finally located. she and her brother had been out of touch for several years. >> i never, ever expected a turn-out like this. >> reporter: earlier this year, people in kansas paid homage to a homeless vet named
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in the spring, another homeless veteran named serena vine was buried with honor in virginia. on any given night, tens of thousands, perhaps as many as 40,000 american veterans, wander our streets in search of shelter. men and women who come home from the service, but for reasons difficult and sometimes indiscernible, can't reconnect with civilian life. the chapel at the state veterans cemetery near casper, was filled to reiman's funeral. his death is a reminder of all the other homeless veterans. while they have done their duty, our duty to them remains unfulfilled. harry smith, nbc news. and that will do it for us on a thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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