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he i-95 area with six or more. sheena will have an update on that. >> phase three on thursday. thank you, glenn. thanks for watching. >> "nbc nightly news" is next. on this tuesday night, nuclear warning to america, the prime minister of israel before congress. slamming what he calls a bad deal with iran and tonight president obama fires back. scathing reports after the fatal police shooting of michael brown in ferguson ignited a movement. the feds find a pattern of racial bias. hillary clinton's official e-mails official enough? questions tonight over whether she broke the rules while secretary of state. the crackdown on tourism. pregnant women coming to the u.s. and bringing them home as an american citizen. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york
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this is nbc nightly news. it's less like president obama you were going out of your way not to see it. not that it wasn't awkward for him when you had the prime minister of israel two weeks away from facing an election back home standing before a joint session of the united states congress and warning that president obama's agreement to freeze iran's nuclear program was a bad deal. benjamin netanyahu said the plan being negotiated will guarantee a nuclear iran. and the white house didn't mince its own words in its reaction afterwards. andrea mitchell have we seen anything like this before? >> reporter: no we haven't. indeed a foreign leader coming to congress to lobby against a sitting u.s. president, and warn of nuclear night israel's prime minister arrived with all the pomp and circumstance of a state of the
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union speech. >> mr. speaker, the prime minister of israel! >> reporter: even the guest sat next to israel's first lady. the speech was aimed at the president and his iran policy. >> to defeat isis and let iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle but lose the war. >> reporter: netanyahu said the deal john kerry is negotiating would let iran get a nuclear weap >> i don't think trying to create tension and conflict is good. >> reporter: netanyahu addressed him and invoking the holocaust. >> i wish i could promise you, eli, that the lessons of history have been learned. >> reporter: netanyahu see's obama ten-year nuclear freeze as an invitation for iran to cheat. >> in this deadly game fof
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thrones, there's no place for america or israel. when it comes to iran and isis the enemy of your enemy is your enemy. >> reporter: some democrats boycotted the speech and even those who attended criticized netanyahu's all or nothing approach. >> what if there is no agreement. what does he believe iran will do and what will israel do and what then would israel expect us to do. he didn't say any of those things. >> reporter: president obama was also critical. >> president obama said you have no viable alternative to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. >> it's very clear to me and it was clear to anyone who was there, that the support is strong bipartisan. >> reporter: but the real audience for netanyahu was in israel where voters watching back home go to the polls in just two weeks. >> this was a campaign stop 6,000 miles away from the nearest israeli voter, the most important campaign stop in this race.
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>> after listening to netanyahu, congress will try to block any deal that john kerry negotiates with iran. lester? >> andrea mitchell on capitol hill thanks. chris jansing is at the white house where president obama was quick to fire back. >> reporter: good evening, lester. even democratic supporters of the president calling the speech persuasive president obama fired back for 11 minutes from the oval office. he suggested the speech was theater and politics and criticized netanyahu for offering no viable alternative. >> the alternative that the prime minister offers is no deal. in which case iran will immediately begin once again pursuing its nuclear program, accelerate its nuclear program, without us having any insight into what they're doing. >> reporter: he also argued the talks kept iran from getting a nuclear weapon. he was responding after reading
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the speech. here's where he was during it. in the situation room for a meeting added to his schedule just this morn one senior white house official told me that given the ran kor between the two leaders, this will be a tough couple of months going forward. if there is a deal for them to vote on get ready for a showdown on capitol hi. lester? >> chris jansing tonight, thanks very much. turning to another major story we're following tonight over six months after the fatal officer involved shooting of michael brown in ferguson missouri we've learned details from a justice department report expected to be released tomorrow. that report accuses the ferguson police and courts of racial bias. nbc's ron allen is in ferguson for us tonight with a lot more. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. first, this report was not about the death of michael brown, or officer darren wilson. that investigation continues. officials have already said that those charges are not likely. this investigation looked at how
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ferguson police department conducts their job. who do they arrest who do they stop on the streets, how do they use force. we understand they've found a pattern of racial bias. investigating the underlying tension that caused so much violence and confrontation after the death of michael brown, officials familiar with the justice department report say in the two years before that deadly encounter, in 88% of the cases when the police used force, the suspect was african-american. as were 93% of the people arrested. the probe officials say also found specific examples of racial stereotyping. a 2008 e-mail by a ferguson official saying president obama would not be in office long because what black man holds a city job for four years. attorney general eric holder who visited ferguson after brown's death has said he was troubled by what he heard. >> what we are doing hopefully will have a positive impact. >> reporter: officials also say the report accuses police of
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targeting black and poor drivers to raise revenue. 85% of motorists stopped were black. >> i didn't know nothing about jail. >> being in jail? >> yeah. i was horrified. >> reporter: allison nelson said she was stopped at least five times. first for a cracked windshield then when she couldn't pay the fine court fees piled up. then an arrest warrant. eventually she was stopped and jailed. >> if you're poor and black and standing in front of a court and saying i can't afford this i think the court is less likely to listen to you. >> reporter: nelson said her dream job is to join the navy but the answer is no until she clears up the problems with the court. >> it stresses me out, because i can't start my career because of these little tickets. >> reporter: officials say the justice department probe found that ferguson overwhelmingly charges african-americans some 67% of the population with minor or petty offenses that cost crippling debt loss of homes, and jobs. ferguson's leaders have been meeting with federal officials
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all day, and they tell us they are digesting this report. and the sweeping reforms to force them to make to start rebuild trust with the community, they're supposed to protect and serve. a protest in the streets of los angeles today over the police shooting of a homeless skid row. the incident was captured on a cell phone video. the lapd said it will not publicly release video from the officers' body cam. the homeless man was identified today as french national convicted of bank robbery 15 the officers involved in his shooting on sunday say he reached for one of their guns. there are questions swirling tonight around hillary clinton as she ramps up a potential run for president. and they concern a personal e-mail account she used while serving as secretary of state, and whether conducting public business on a private account may have broken the rules. nbc's kristen welker reports. >> reporter: the new revelations
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are already haunting hillary clinton's unannounced presidential campaign. as first reported in "the new york times," clinton exclusively used her personal e-mail account as secretary of state instead of a government e-mail now required. >> this is a highly unusual situation where a high-level cabinet officer solely used a private e-mail account. >> reporter: last year clinton's aides submitted more than 50,000 pages of e-mails, after the state department asked former secretaries for their official documents. the state department turned over about 300 of those e-mails to lawmakers investigating the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. last night revelations those e-mails were from her personal account. in 2011 clinton told savannah guthrie her e-mails wer protected. but today republicans seized the opportunity to attack clinton. >> you do not need a law degree to have an understanding of how troubling this is. >> reporter: jeb bush called for the e-mails to be released
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tweeting transparency matters. a spokesperson for clinton said she followed the letter and spirit of federal guidelines. and the state department says requirements to use government accounts came after clintons left offers. today former secretary colin powell told nbc news he used his personal account when in office but condoleezza rice's aides said she always used an official account. this dustup could go on into 2016. >> it builds on the secrecy that the clintons have built up over the years. >> reporter: according to the state department john kerry is the first secretary to primarily use an official state e-mail account. any hope of a first week of march would usher in a kindler, gentler phase of winter, is dashed. more snow is on the way for cities that are already crying uncle this seaso like boston which is where we
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find nbc meteorologist dylan drier. hi dylan. >> reporter: hey, good evening, lester. we've had a few flurries here in boston. it's going to go snow to ice to rain as we watch that 32-degree line inch its way into the northeast. the leading edge of some warmer air. we're looking at accumulating snow overnight in new england before it turns over to rain. we'll see mostly rain as we go into wednesday morning. but on the flip side of that back through the ohio river valley that's where it will go rain to ice to snow. we could even see a period through the day on wednesday of a lot of icing from little rock arkansas up through kentucky where as much as a half an inch of ice is possible. then on top of that we're going to see some snow work its way back through the ohio river valley and into parts of the mid-atlantic. we're also looking at a foot of snow into northern kentucky into southern ohio. temperatures as we look into nashville, tennessee, we'll start off the day tomorrow morning at 58 degrees. then drop to 28 degrees by
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thursday. but lester there's hope we could get into warmer weather pattern next week. >> dylan, thank you. retired general david petraeus' career came to end, has accepted a plea deal over the implications of the scandal. it should allow the man who once commanded forces in afghanistan and iraq and later led the cia to avoid a jail cell. we get the latest from our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: david petraeus the highly acclaimed commanding general of u.s. forces in iraq and afghanistan, and director of the cia, will plead guilty to unlawfully handling top-secret documents which he allegedly shared with his mistre. a one-count indictment filed today in federal court claims petraeus unlawfully took documents containing classified information. but additional court documents go much further. they claim that petraeus while head of the cia provided eight
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black books of classified material to paula broadwell, who was having an affair with petraeus while writing his by ohography. documents say the black books contain top-secret information about the afghanistan war and identities of covert officers. the scandal exploded three years ago, when jo kelly told the fbi she was receiving anonymous threatening e-mails warning her to keep hands off petraeus. the fbi traced the e-mails back to broadwell, uncovered the affair, and launched an inn. when the story broke, it forced petraeus to resign from the cia. it took months before petraeus publicly expressed remorse. >> i regret and apologize for the circumstances that led to my resignation from the cia. >> the white house announced today president obama approves of the petraeus guilty ple >> the president believed it was appropriate for general petraeus
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to take spomtd for his actions. >> the charges of misdemeanor, prosecutors recommend two years probation and $40,000 fine. but for someone once considered a national hero and possible presidential candidate, it appears petraeus has already paid a pretty heavy price, lester. >> jim miklaszewski thank you. we're hearing for the first time from the father identified as the notorious isis front man jihadi john. this is emwazi with his lawyer in court today, through the lawyer he denied to nbc news that his son is jihadi john. however, according to a colleague, the father had earlier cried about his son and said quote, may god take revenge on him. a surprise crackdown still ahead tonight. the feds move in on so-called tourism. mothers coming to america solely for giving birth to babies who are now american citizens. an update on one of our most popular stories, a friendship that spans generations and a birthday reunion you've got to
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federal agents launched a major crackdown on a practice growing in recent years. pregnant women usually traveling here from china to give birth on u.s. soil so their babies will automatically become american citizens. a shadow industry called birth tourism. now in an unprecedented operation, the feds are trying to stop it. our kate snow has the story. >> reporter: federal agents came in unannounced, certaining some
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the story now from boyd hooper from our affiliate c.a.r.e. tv in minneapolis. >> reporter: when you're 4 years old, you have a few things left to learn. he's still working to make sense of directions. >> i don't really know left and right. >> reporter: but this he knows. >> who's that little shrimp? how are you doing? >> reporter: is right. it's been eight months since the friendship between world war ii veteran and the preschooler next door became a social media se >> i love him. >> reporter: half a year since they hugged good-bye. as emmitt moved to a house in the countr and earlying to a retirement home. a 90th birthday is cause for celebration. >> does he like cake? >> yeah, i do. >> is the pope catholic? yes.
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>> reporter: emmitt's parents have made sure the visits have also continued. >> i think i beat you in the race. >> reporter: on the ordinary days. >> i can do it way faster. >> reporter: ering's wife the boys still meet each other. >> we used to call these dog tames in the army. emmitt and ering. friends forever. >> reporter: with a friendship bridged nearly nine decades and two moves. ♪ happy birthday to you ♪ >> reporter: consider it t >> you come back again. >> i will. >> reporter: when your heart tells you what t. >> happy birthday. >> reporter: boyd hup earth, nbc news. >> boy, is he ever growi that will do it for us on this tuesday night. i'm lester holt.
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for all of us at nbc news thank you for watching, and good ni we are getting reports the roads are becoming an icy mess out there. here's a look at i-95. a lot of people left work early, but check out that gridlock right now at 7:00. cars at a virtual standstill tonight. good evening. i'm jacqueline london. we have a team of reporters and photographers across our region. this video you see here was taken just about 20 minutes ago in king of prussia montgomery county. you can see the roads, some of the snow on the ground and the ice that is coming down making it very difficult to navigate and get around. here's a live look at 76 and
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vine street in center city. now for the very latest on what is happening out there, let's go to first alert meteorologist. >> we have a lot of freezing rain. we have a lot of sleet around, and this is continuing for a good portion of the area. here's what you see on radar, the pink. this is sleet and freezing rain falling. it's areas north and west of philadelphia poconos, across the major interstates from wilmington to trenton and through much of south jersey and delaware. a little bit of a transition over to rain right now. but currently we are still seeing a lot of sleet and freezing rain falling. lehigh valley up to the poconos. all the major interstates. 476, 95. from wilmington to trenton, we are still seeing icy conditions. now you see the green making way into extreme south jersey. that's actually the rain developing with those warmer temperatures. so as we go through the rest of the night. we will continue to see the transition.


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