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right now. good evening. the images of our top story are beyonon chilling. video and photos of a police officer ambushed at close-range by a man with a gun. and nearly as chill robert griffin iii they are the implications this might be an isis inspired violence. the victim, a philadelphia police man, who survived being shot at 11 times and took down his attacker who allegedlyly told police he did i i in the name of islamic. steve peterson is in philadelphia with the latest. >> reporter: these chilling surveillance images show the moment gunmanressed in a traditional white arab robe opened fire on a philadelphia police officer at point-blank range, shooting at least 11 times. >> shots fired. i'm shot. i'm bleeding heavily. >> reporter: 33-year-old police jesse hartnett was hit
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arm. as the gunman ran away, he kept shooting. but the our managed to -- the officer managed to follow and return re. the shuft was taken into custody a block away. the surveillance video does not show the circumstances leading up to the shooting. but officials say it was completely unprovoked. police identified the suspecec as edward archer and said he confessed that the shooting was inspired by islam. archers also pledged his allegiance to the islamic state. >> he hasason p plpsed to this -- confessed to this cowardly act in the name of islam. he believes that the police are in contrary to the teaeaing of koran. he is 30-year-olds old from outside of philadelphia and has prior convictions on simple assault and firearms charges. law enforcement said the fbi is looking at archer's phone and
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arabia in 2011 and egypt in 2012 but there is nothing to suggest travel was terror-related. in yet another twist, police say the 9 millimeter handgun was a stolen police firearm. the officer is a five-year veteran of the philli police department who servedd in the coast guard. the philadelphia police kmiegser said it is miraculous he survived. >> it is confounding and astonishing that he was able to escape hit. >> hart net's dad said he is proud of his son. >> he is a tough guy. he is a philadelphia officer. >> reporter: the officece hart is recovering from a broken arm and serious nerve damage but is expected to make a full recovery. archers was scheduled this coming monday to be in court on fraud. and similar charges unrelated to the shooting. now after being cleared for medical eatment, he remains s in police cust day
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>> steve peterson tonight, thank you. today's shooting is a prime example of what police in the u.s. have been fearing. attacks on officers inspired by calls from isis to target soldiers and police in uniform. as nbc's pete williams reports, it happened before in this country. >> reporter: as four lice officers posed for a picture onn a new york city street, a little over a year ago, a man with a hatchet rushed up and attacked them. one was hurt in the arm. but one officer was hihi in the head and seriously injured. >> i didn't think i would live. >> reporter: police say the attacker, a e-year-old, was a muslim convert inspired by isis. sixx months ago police shot a boston man preparing to board a bus with a knife after he was heard on a wire tap saying he planned to kill police officers that day. the boys in blue, he cacaed them. police identified him as rahim and said he too was inspired by isis. for months isis on social media has been encouraging people
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ananne in uniform. a year ago, for example, an isis leader said, rise up and kill intelligence officers, police offifirs and soldiers. so far this decade the over all number of u.s. police officers killed in ambushes has been down slightly. an average of nine a year. but pice chiefs nationwide say the repeated calls by isis to attack them have increased that danger. >> it is frightening for law enforcement. i mean, a police officer sitting@in his car, you know, they have to be v vilant all of the time. but how could you prevent someone in the dark from sneaking up on your car and shooting close, or from a distance. >> reporter: and also today, twowoen arrested yesterday. one in california and one in texas. they appeared in federal court a. cused of lying to authorities when they denied wanting to go to syria to fight with isis. both were born in iraq d came here as refugees. lester. >> pete, thanks. another major story we're following tonight. one of the most wanted
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world has been captured again. six months after his escape, from a maximum-security prison made international headlines and set off one of the biggest mamaunts in history. forrel choppo, the question is will he finally be extradited to the u.s. where his drugs have flowed for solong. mark potter has the breaking details. we don't have that story ready. we'll get it to you later in the broadcast. let's turn to big economic news. two fronts tonight, parts of the u.s. economy headed in opposite directions that frankly have a lot of americans cratching their heads -- scratching their heads. first the new jobs report shows a surge of 292,000 job added in december. capping off a strong year for hiring. but at the same time, the sto market continues to dive. the dow shedding 167 points today. the e e of a rough
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wall street. olivia sterns breaks it all down. >> reporter: tonight, wall street ringing thth "closing bell" after one of the worst weeks ever and yet the american economy is getting good news. last years month by month showing steady job growtwt for the united states. in total, the u.s. adding 2.6 million jobs, but stocks continued their sell-off again today. >> a lot of concerns over how well will the global economy with stand a slowdown in china and will that affect the u.s. and those unknowns have led to market volatility. >> reporter: while investors may be anxious, employers a a still hiring. the job market saw the most both in business, construction, health care and restaurants. >> we've had two almost record years of job growth back to back. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., at the hiring our heroes career fair, today's positive job report is relief to those lookinin for ememoyment. >> we've added
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employees over the last three to six months. >> reporter: another business clamoring for new workers. zoc doc in new york city. . >> from your perch here, how strong is the u.s. economy right now. >> from our perspective, it couldn't be stronger. >> with a staff of more than 600, this tech start-up saw record growth in 2015. >> what is your outlook for 2016? >> very bullish. >> so while wall street is nervous, signs that main street is looking forwawd to a good yeye. oliviaiasterns, nbc news, new york. >> we've overcome our technical glitch and have the story of the recapture ob mexican today. potter. >> these are the first piures of mexican king pin quackine el chapo guzman sinin his escape six months ago in handcuffs and a dirty t-shirt after captured in a dawn raid. officials say he was
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marines in a town of lolo mochas after a tip he was hiding there. after a shootout in which five suspects were killed and a marine injured, chapo was captured with no injujues. his arrest drew high praise from the american dea and others who said he was highly protected on the run. >> chapo was -- had tremendous protection there from the population in signa lowa, from corrupt government officials. >> reporter: news was announced by the xican president neato on his twitter account, saying in spanish, we have him. he said the recapture confirmed the strength of the mexican government. chapo escaped from a maximum-seserity prison last july through a sophisticated tum with a motorcycle on a track used first to use dirt. >> guzman himself may have used the cart to come through the tunnel to escape. >> reporter: it was a major embarrassment with the mexican
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with the u.s. to recapture him. >> it was the most important thinghat this governmenen could do rightht now in order to save face with the rest of the world. >> reporter: the big question now is what happens to guzman? will the mexicans attempt to hold him again, or will they honor the american requestto be extradited to the united states? where he is wanted in a half dozen cities on drug charges. and where it is widely believed he could not escape again. mark potter,, nbc news, miami. donald trump hopes to fire up his supporters again tonight. this time at a rally in south carolina. and it would not be surprising to see him go after his current favorite target, the clintons. but once again bringing up skeletons from bill clinton's past. >> the brash billionaire is aiming his political fire at the democratic front-runner. and h%r husband who is now scheduled for three more campaign ststps in new
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right temperament and proven ability to figure out a way to make good things happen. >> reporter: privately the trump campaign tells nbc news that they hope to force the former president off the campaign trail. publicly it sounds more like a warning to hillary clinton. a point they are trying to hammer home on instagram. women's rights are human rights. >> if she is going to continue this line of attack of trying to label republicans as sexist, she needs to tread v vy careful. >> r rorter: the strategy may work now with the republican base, but it could backfire down the road, some democratic strategists say. >> gem election voters don't want an election about scandals, they want an election about their lives. >> reporter: tonight her main democratic rival forced to address this. >> hillary clinton, is not bill clclton. what bill clinton did, i think we can all acknowledge, was totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable. but i'm running
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clinton, i'm not running against bill clinton. >> taking aim at democrats on gun control in berni sanders' home state of vermont last night. >> i will get rid of gun free zones at schools -- you have to. and on military bases, my first day it gets signed. okay. my first day. there is no more gun-free zones. >> reporter: as president obama defended his call for tighter gun laws in a town hall. >> there is nothing that we proposed that would make it harder for you to purchase a firearm. >> reporter: it is unlikely he'll get bill clinton off the trail but he is trying to cast doubt. especially to those 20 and 30-somethings to whom bill clinton's past may not be old ws. >> katy tur tbts, thank you. extreme weather moving across much of the country tonight. snow and bitter cold in the east while in the water-logged west, as nbc's miguel almaguer shows us, many are bracing for much more wild weather. >> reporter: mark
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get away from the wave of mud as fast as i was sweeping towards him. water and debris flowing in every direction. >> 60 seconds later, it would have been probably a different story for me. >> reporter: tonight blue skies. but in weather-weary california, stores broke records for umbrella sales this weir week. now the clean-up. the tate still deep in red, suffering from exceptional drought, needed the water. >> one season of a water water won't solve the problem with el nino. >> reporter: beaches were closed and rain turned to snow. the view from the grand canyon breath-taking. in flagstaff, arizona, 11.5 inches of snow in one day. now on the way, the polar vortex. arctic air set to blast central and eastern states, likely the coldest temperatures of the year. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los ananles. still ahead
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it is not often that we're privy to the privava remarks of a president so there was high interest today when, for the first time, bill clinton's presidential library released transcripts that hehe had with tony blair, made public in response to a freedom of information request.
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at home and abroad. nbc's andrea mitchell has more. >> reporter: bill clinton on the campaign trail. at a tumultuous time for his presidency. waging war with iraq, denying his relationship with monica lewinsky. demonstrating his ability to decompartmentalize. no mention of lewinsky. only this possible oblique reference. after i get all of this crap behind me, i would like to talk to but this. abououwhat was censored by the government. >> this is someone dealing with a domestic trouble at the same time as dealing with the dangerous of war on two continents. >> reporter: considering air-strikes against saddam hussein. >> from camp david the night before clinton said i have no interest in killing him or hunting him down, i just don't want his chemical and biological program going forward. adding, if i weren't cotrained by the press i would pick up
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the son of a blank. theranscripts reveal that george w. bush running against al gore was only pretending to be a moderate. q have to figure out how to expose the fraud that clinton is the new president. and he could get squishy on democracy. the relationship was indeed speceal. blair calls clinton mate. clinton offers to baby-sit blair's son. they chat about everything from pink panther movies to the tragedy of princfss didia. >> the president said i think anything you could do for the boys, about the challenges they will face. as for hillary, when she runs for senate, her husband tells blair, proudly, she's starting to sound like a real politician. i'm beginning to sound like a meandering old man. a man whose legacy is relevant again because she is running for president. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >hen we come back, the student-teacher dance-off that has
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inspiring teacher who have all of the right moves. rehema ellis met this teacher years ago and went back to his school which is known for much more than just dance skills. >> reporter: the video has more than 30 million views online. captions, teacher of the year. that teacher is ron clark. founder of the ron clark academy in atlanta. >> my steel of teaching is about passion and energy. >> using music and movement to motivation. >> a lot of people will see your video and say it is a dance school, what do you say? >> that is totally untrue. because we work very hard, very, very hard. >> reporter: clark founded the small private middle school eight years ago. the academic program is intense. with high school-level clclses. >> no f's in my class.
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met clark when he was starting the school in a rough part of town. >> it is the most exciting thing that has ever happened in my life. >> travivi mccoy, now a college student. >> i want to show you something. what do you think when you see this young man? >> this is funny. it is crazy to see this came full circle. d i'm just appreciative. >> travis is now a mentor at the school. >> reporter: all clark kaed students have graduated from high school and 99% have gone on to college. >> i want to show people that education has to be electric. it has to be on fire. because when you have passion, then the kids will have passion and they will love to learn. >> reporter: a model teacher. who has kids jumping at the chance to succeed. rehema ellis, nbc news, atlanta. that will do it for us on this friday night. i'm lester holt. news, thank you for
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night.supporters filled an eastern iowa university's auditorium to hear democratic presidential candidate bernie saners. plus - officers arrest three people innonnection withtha meth lab in delaware county. and - a popular transportative service may be coming to a major eastern iowa city. "you're watching kwwl, we've got y yu covered. this is the news at six." some shocking flood video coming out of california. a man was driving when - out of debris. the man put his car into reverse - trying to out run the flood waters. eventually the water slowed down long enough for the driver to turn
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good evening everyryne, i'm ron steele. and i'm amanda goodman. thanks for joining us. fog in eastern iowa has made driving visibility very limited. let's go to storm track seven chief meteorologist mark schnackenberg now who's tracking fog and coldd from theewwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is adtional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: areas of dense fog will nger light snow/flurries arounn midnight. little to no snow accumulation is expected. temperatures will drop into the teens and 20 by sunrise. the temperatures will continue to fall throughout the day. mperatures by evening will be near 10 degrees with a gusty northwest wind. light snow showers and a few flurries will be possible through early saturday afternoon. clouds clear`saturday night. th coldest air o the season will be here sunday th highs in the sinnle digits acrcrss eastern iowa. areas of dense fog will linger until about 10 pm. the light
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