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good evening, a week ago today, they were a mystery couple killed in a blazing shootout with police after committing mass murder. tonight, we know the husband and wife terrorists who killed 14 people in san bernardino, each held radical views before they met. and that an earlier terror plot may have been aborted. all coming to light now, not during the government background check that allowed tashfeen malik to join her husband last year. pete williams has more. >> reporter: one week after the shooting that killed 14 and injured 21. police led victims and family back to the scene. hugs and flowers at the spot where it happened. the fbi director told congress that the couple were each
interested in jihad before they met online. >> they were actually radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online. and online, as late as -- early as the end of 2013, they were talking to each other about jihad and muartyrdom before the became engaged and married and lived together in the united states. >> reporter: they were radicalized before the rise of isis, too. investigators say its propaganda may have become an influence. officials say they did not know she was commit today jihad when applying for a fiancee visa. farook's communications were not being monitored because he was not in u.s. data bases. >> she immigrated here and 14 body bags later we're trying to figure out what went wrong. >> reporter: officials tell nbc news when the couple practiced shooting at local ranges she wore traditional muslim dress but no one thought that was
suspicious enough to say anything. f farook, investigators say he talked about staging an attack three years ago with his friend and neighbor in the los angeles area and got cold feet. marquez is being questioned about that and how the two assault rifles he bought ended up being used in last week's shooting. smashed phones from farook's house includes photos of building like this high school. the fbi is working to recover data from busted computer hard drives found in farook's house. when hard drives are deliberately damaged it's still possible to remove the data and put it in the new computer. >> if you drop a book inside the tub does it become unreadable or is it just damaged. a lot of times your data works the same way. >> reporter: colmy was asked
today if the marriage was arranged or if malik met farook on an online dating site. pete, thank you. we want to turn to a stunning moment in a colorado courtroom today. a sudden outburst from the man accused of killing three people at a planned parenthood clinic less than two weeks ago. calling himself a quote, warrior for the babies. he seemingly removed all doubt about his motive. we get more from nbc news national correspondent miguel almanguer. >> reporter: the man accused of killing three people at planned parenthood in colorado springs last month. >> protect the babies. >> reporter: disrupted court proceedings 16 times today. >> the babies are supposed to be aborted that day. >> reporter: robert dear shackled unkempt is accused of first degree murder. he's the shooter who police say
stormed this clinic on black friday. gunning down civilians and a police officer. the bloody shootout and standoff lasted five hours. >> kill the babies, that's what planned parenthood does. >> reporter: dear whose public defender represented james holmes repeatedly yelled in the courtroom this afternoon. >> nobody will know the amount of blood i saw inside that place. >> reporter: he lived in this trailer 65 miles away from the crime scene. he was described as an anti-government recluse who rarely made conversation. >> you'll never know what i saw in that clinic. atrocities. that's what they want to seal. the babies. >> reporter: in court, dear was told to keep calm. >> i want the truth to come out. it's a lot more to this than me, going silently into the grave. >> reporter: today his attorney questioned whether he was competent to stand trial. the first of what could be the
first of many more proceedings to come. miguel almanguer, nbc news. to the protests in chicago. thousands flooding downtown streets today. pblocking traffic, some scuffling with police. demanding mayor raum emmanuel must go. a deadly incident that has already led to the firing of chicago's top cop, and a federal investigation into the police department itself. nbc's kevin tibble is in the middle of it. >> reporter: demonstrators took to chicago streets calling for the ouster of mayor rahm emanuel. >> the first step in that journey, is my step. and i'm sorry. >> reporter: this was the embattled mayor this morning, issuing an emotional apology to his city council and his city. >> no citizen is a second class citizen in the city of chicago. >> reporter: anger spiked with
the release of dash cam video showing a chicago police officer shooting 17-year-old laquan mcdonald 16 times. that same day, officer jason vandyke was charged with his murder. he's pleaded not guilty. a week later, the police superintendent was fired. this week, the head of the independent police review and the chief of detectives both stepped down. just as the justice department investigation was launched into how the chicago police department operates. wmaq political editor says the mayor's apology was unusual, but necessary. >> he knows how to read the tea leaves. he knows how bad a crisis this is. this is like nothing rahm emanuel has ever faced. not even in two white houses. >> reporter: today through downtown and up chicago's magnificent mile, growing yet largely peaceful protests. marching and chanting for more
change. the marchers say they will continue to circulate throughout downtown throughout the evening. clearly lester, they are not accepting the mayor's apology. lester? thank you. the backlash is growing around the wuforld over donald trump's plan to ban muslims from entering the country. the front runner has touched off a fire storm with his proposal. katy tur reports. >> reporter: donald trump isn't quieting down on his proposed muslim ban. >> these are people that are outside ofrt country. we're not talking about the constitution. and it's not about religion. >> reporter: forcing president obama to weigh in today. >> our freedom is bound up with the freedom of others. regardless of what they look like or where they come from or what their last name is or what faith they practice. >> reporter: the country remained divided. but according to a one day instant poll, bloomberg found
2/3 of voters agreed with trump's band. >> who is cutting off people's heads? who is bombing buildings? it's the muslims. >> the story of what his supporters trust him to do is the untold story. the reason they don't get as spun up as people in the media do or the establishment does is because they're looking at his character. >> reporter: trump's proposal echoing around the globe. parliament will consider a 300,000 plus signature petition to ban the candidate from entering the country. which is already banned 84 of what they call hate preachers. >> will the government lead by example in considering making mr. donald trump -- >> reporter: and trump now planning an end of the month trip to israel to meet with benjamin netanyahu. he's accused of being an international symbol of hate. >> i am the least racist person
that you have ever met. i am the least racist person. >> are you bigoted in any way? >> i don't think so. no. >> islam phobic? >> not at all. >> reporter: muhammad ali is telling nbc news i am a muslim. true muslims know the ruthless violence goes against the very tenants tenets of our religion. headaches for chipotle. boston college says the number of students sickened has reached 120. it's likely an isolated incident and not related to a multistate outbreak of e. coli. a lot of customers are concerned. the company's ceo will respond tomorrow morning on today. a growing flood disaster in the pacific northwest to tell you about this evening.
days of unending storms triggering land slides as rivers rise to dangerous levels. entire neighborhoods flooded. crews out performing high water rescues. joe fryer is in the flood zone. >> reporter: a parade of storms marching through the pacific northwest is flooding roads in neighborhoods so quickly those caught off guard need to be rescued. >> it just came really fast. >> reporter: heavy down pours are sending rivers of rud into homes. one mud slide in southwest washington briefly trapped a man inside his house. in oregon a sinkhole took out two lanes of a road. winds toppled trees including a massive fir that crashed into a home killing a 60-year-old woman sleeping inside. >> she had the biggest heart of anyone i've ever been around. >> reporter: portland saw four inches of rain. >> it's unusual to have so much rain. this is very warm air coming
from the tropics. moist air as well. >> reporter: nervous neighbors are building barriers. >> when the water reaches the road we've got two hours to blow the second whistle to get people out of here. >> reporter: no one is taking chances as the storm parade marches on. tonight, we're in washington where the flooding stretches from a few blocks. much of the downtown is flooded, including the police and fire stations. right now, many rivers in the northwest are beginning to go down. but rain is still in the forecast through the weekend. lester? joe fryer tonight, thank you. still ahead here, ticket troubles getting pulled over and slapped with a violation is bad enough. tonight we uncover the surprise that could be waiting when you try to pay that ticket off. hundreds in hidden fees. the secret of mona lisa why she might be hiding more woman: it's been a journey to get where i am. and i didn't get here alone. there were people who listened along the way.
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finally tonight, it may be the most famous and mysterious smile in the world. now scientists say new research has uncovered something that's been hidden behind it for centuries. it could change everything we thought we knew about the mona lisa. ♪ mona lisa mona lisa men have made you ♪ >> reporter: those eyes that smile, she has returned our gaze for 500 years. but all that time, maybe mona lisa has been misunderstood. hidden just beneath the surface of the masterpets revealed by hi tech scan, another portrait, maybe another woman and she isn't smiling.
>> what we have discovered mona lisa under the surface of a picture that is not a painting of mona lisa but a painting of someone else. >> reporter: mystery is nothing new to mona lisa. just her identity belong believed to be lisa gar odeeney of florence. it has been the object of fascination for centuries. displayed in paris. it was even stolen back inset 1. it has been subjected to parody in every way you can imagine. >> this is a painting that was infulerated the cultural consciousness. we know its face and author, yet there are still so many mysteries about it. >> reporter: some experts question the new research, saying what's been discovered are traces from the process of painting. not a second portrait. ♪ mona lisa >> reporter: but if mona lisa isn't who we thought she was,
who is she? that will do it for us on this wednesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching. and good night. teflon trump. donald's lead grows as he defends himself today. >> it's not about religion. this is about safety. >> now on "extra." ♪ extra, extra donald trump, the secretary of his own defense. >> are are yyou a bigot?
>> not at all. >> the stars sounding off. >> his comments about muslims coming to america. >> and new video, the billionaire versus a bird. >> trump, topic number one at the "hollywood reporter's" power breakfast for women in entertainment. plus new grandma kris jenner giving charissa her first words about baby saint west. >> how is your newest grandson? then -- >> we can -- >> jen aniston, sofia vergara and amy schumer, the stars' new call to action after the san bernardino tragedy. >> we can end -- > gun violence. breaking divorce news. the famous couple whose deal is done. >> she gets the house in aspen, plus he has to pay her 65 grand a month. guess who. plus, renee's got "the voice" coaches. gwen getting ready for the off season. >> who are are you going to miss the most? >> i wonder. >> and why blake's giving a shout-out to -- >> bradley