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stones of the trump campaign was a vow to bring jobs back to america, and now fulfilling that promise is job one for the incoming administration. tonight our kevin tibbles takes us to a company in the midwest where workers are putting a lot of hope into what the president-elect said on the campaign trail. >> reporter: when carrier air conditioning told its 1,400 employees it would shutting down -- >> to move production from our facility in indianapolis to monterey, >> reporter: it became a focal point for donald trump in the election. >> we're bringing jobs back to our country. we're not going to let carrier leave. >> reporter: many at carrier are now counting on him to keep his promise. >> put your money where your mouth is. it's as simple as that. >> reporter: across from the plant, sully' bar and grill, where workers say they have high expectations for the president-elect. >> we want you to do what you said you're going to do. we're going to hold
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read, the rex plant, makes ball bearings, it too is moving to mexico. 350 jobs lost. but trump's threat to make companies that leave pay fines may not help. >> in the end, manufacturing in the united states, a lot of it is going to be relocated to lower-cost countries, and i'm afraid that's just a fact of life. in a statement, carrier says it's trying to ease the workers' transition, providing three years advance notice of the move and by funding education and ai some carrier workers see politics at play. >> they say whatever needs to be said to get people's vote, especially in a time like this, when we're all losing our jobs. >> if he can come here and save these 1,400 jobs tomorrow, i'll gladly vote for him again. >> reporter: many of these workers say they took a gamble on trump and are now hoping the pay-off means winning back their jobs. kevin tibbles, nbc news, indianapolis.
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reached a verdict in a case that shocked the nation. a father accused of murdering his young son by intentionally leaving him inside a hot car to die. nbc's gabe gutierrez has late details. >> we find the defendant guilty -- >> reporter: justin ross hair in a georgia courtroom this afternoon, showing no emotion after being convicted of an unthinkable crime, murdering his 22-month-old son cooper by leaving him to die in a >> anybody that can could do this being and the evidence has shown he did this intentionally, has malice in his heart. >> reporter: harris told police he's gor gotten to drop off his son at daycare, not realizing cooper was strapped in his car seat for seven hours. harris's reaction caught on dash cam when police arrived. >> oh, my god. what have i done? >> reporter: in a trial filled with dramatic testimony, prosecutors argued
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and the responsibilities of being a parent, alleging the 35-year-old was exchanging explicit text messages with multiple women, including an underage girl the day cooper died. >> there's no doubt the defendant lived a double life. >> reporter: the defense insisted he may have been a bad husband, but cooper's death was a tragic accident. >> we've never once ever once wavered in our absolute belief that he's not guilty. his behalf, saying he loved their son. >> i knew it wasn't something done purposefully. >> reporter: harris now faces life in prison. sentencing will be next month. now to wildfires burning out of control across the south. thousands of firefighters are working to contain them as smoke and blaze blanket cities. residents are being warned to stay indoors as investigators try to figure out if someone is setting them on purpose.
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there's fire, there's smoke, so much of it health fishes in macon, north carolina, today, handed out masks to residents choking on the nasty air. >> my aler jazz are bothering me more than normal. >> reporter: a few from nasa reveals the extent of the smoke. the fuel for the fires, tinder, dry brush. more than 70 wildfires now burning in the officials are investigating as arson. >> this is one of the worst conditions for wildfire north carolina has ever seen. making it especially difficult to control, low humidity, gusting winds, and record-breaking drought. in north carolina, caroline kruger says it's the same. >> we've had some dry spells, but this year has been unbelievable. >> reporter: dangerous smoke and haze is expected to last at least through the end
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news, miami. there is sad news to report tonight. gwen ifill, anchor of the news hour and a former nbc news correspondent has died after a long battle with cancer. she was just 61 years old, and many around here have lost a good friend and a treasured colleague. while the world of journalism has lost a trail blazer. we get more on her life and legacy from nbc's pete williams. ? ? >> good even i gwen ifill. >> reporter: one of the most successful african american women in journalism, co-anchor of the pbs news hour and moderator of the network's washington week. >> their greater vulnerability was on things like the tax return. >> reporter: the daughter of a methodist minister, she started as a paper reporter in boston where she faced racism on the job. she moved on to the washington post and "the new york times" before becoming a television correspondent, joining nbc news in 1994 to
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>> involving the president, the first lady, and their political supporters. >> reporter: then came the switch to pbs in 1999. >> washington week. >> reporter: for what became washington week with gwen ifill. >> as we welcome governor palin and senator biden. >> reporter: widely respected for her reporting, she moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. president obama, one of the rising black figures she wrote about in her best-selling 2009 book, praised her today. >> she was an role model for young women and girls who admired her integrity, tenacity and intellect. >> reporter: her reporting brought dozens of reporting, but she was proudest of the women and minorities she inspired. pete williams, nbc news, washington. we'll take a break here. in a moment, just in time for thanksgiving travel, travel
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weir back with a story interest to any to plans to fly over the holiday season, or anyone who's ever experienced the frffingss of an airline losing a bag. delta airlines said it was finished rolling out an upgrade to its luggage tracking system that it hopes will soon make it highly unlukely anyone will lose a bag again. nbc's tom costello explains. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: it's a $50 million upgrade that most passengers will never see. right there embedded
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and antenna that could one day make losing your bag a thing of the past. >> 12 minutes to go, flight leaves at 12:07. >> reporter: in baltimore today, we saw how it works president moment the bag is tracked the bag transmits its gps location from the belly of the airport to the belly of the plane, to the baggage carousel at the final destination. all the while the information then sent in realtime to passengers' phones. so for this flight today, baltimore to minneapolis, if i want to track my checked bag, i pull up the app, then i can identify exactly where it is at the airport at this moment. a few minutes later, our silver bag moved up the conveyor belt, the app showed the bag moving into the plane. >> it was a wonderful trip. >> reporter: the kind of information john campbell wishes he had. he recently flew home from a fishing trip, but his cooler full of salmon didn't. >> it's amazing to me, that this time, the time i'm really
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very frustrating. >> reporter: nationwide nearly two million bags were mishandled in 2015, roughly 3.2 per 1,000 passengers. delta thinks it can get that number down to one. >> i can actually tell realtime if someone makes a change to anything to do with the departure of this aircraft. >> reporter: other airlines including united and alaska are also working on bag-tracking technology, but the upgrade to delta coming just in time for the holiday rush. tom costello, nbc we are back in a moment with a supreme court justice getting
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we're back now with the latest twist stemming from the hit series making a murderer. it involves the younger man accused of taking part in a grisly crime whose trial was seen by
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justice. tonight brendon dasy has been ordered set free and nbc's blake mccoy has the story. >> reporter: making a murderer captivated viewers, and tonight one one of the men at the center of the documentary is being ordered set free by a wisconsin judge. brendan dasy confessed to helping his uncle, steven avery kill photographer theresa hal balk in 2005, the taped interrogation raising eyebrows for many. >> brendan, if you're not sorry, i can't help you. >> reporter: a judge this summer taking a fresh look at the case believes that confession to be coerced, pointing out dassey was only 16 years old, and had no experience with law enforcement. >> this almost never happens, and when it does, it's usually because a new killer
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instead, this documentary, this movie exposed fundamental problems in the original trial. >> reporter: avery is filing his own appeal while law enforcement has questioned the accuracy of the documentary. >> i call it a movie, i don't call it a documentary, because it doesn't share all the facts. >> reporter: making a murderer, now helping to exonerate one. blake mccoy, nbc news, chicago. by day, she serves on the supreme court, but by night, she's the opera's newest star. justice ruth bader ginsburg made her official opera debut to a standing ovation this weekend at washington's kennedy center. a long-time opera fan, she has appeared in productions before, but this was her first speaking role.
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finally tonight, we want to start this week off with a story about how a few kind words really can make somebody's day. instead of parking tickets, some drivers are finding a pleasant surprise on their windshields, courtesy of some creative young minds. part of our inspiring america series, our
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here on "nightly news." here's joe fryer. >> reporter: we see so much of this hectic world thu the lens of a windshield. who knew a car window could offer a glimmer of peace too? >> do you ever feel weird doing this? >> yes. >> reporter: alex lewis may look suspicious hop scotching from parked car to parked car. don't worry, he's not leaving flyers. he's sharing poems. >> words are incredibly powerful. they have the opportunity to build people up, or tear hurting humans hope, or breathe life into dead dreams. >> reporter: it's a small thing, but it has a lot of power. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: lewis came up with car poetry after moving to colorado springs this year. he gathers writers to craft the tiny notes, enlisting creative talent from schools. like these fourth graders at odyssey elementary. v you're like inspiring people and making them feel good. >> if you don't feel like the star of the
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own. >> reporter: each kid, a little poet who knows it. >> be yourself, because you're especially. >> kids have just a different way of seeing the world and they're able to see the beauty in it. >> reporter: for those on the receiving end -- >> brought a smile to my face. >> reporter: -- poems are a simple surprise. >> it says, you have magic no matter what, share it and have fun. how sweet. >> reporter: it's a movement lewis hopes will grow. >> there's so much negativity, so a little bit of positivity goes a long way. typically reserved for unwanted parking tickets, now filled with welcome words of kindness, free of charge. joe fryer, nbc news, colorado springs. >> some words to live by. that's going to do it for us on this monday night. we want to leave you tonight with images coming in from around the world of the super moon, the closest it's been since 1948. a live look right now at the super moon over chicago. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and
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. new details this morning surrounding president-elect donald trump's transition team and potential cabinet members. that's making more than a few people very nervous. president obama opens up about his successor as he tries to settle nerves final european ip. will enough jobs return to the u.s. to satisfy those who elected trump in the first place? >> what happens when politics turns ugly over accusations of a kremlin connection. saying good-bye to a trail blazing journalist of the highest quality, "early today" starts right now. >> good morning, everyone, i'm ayman mohyeldin.
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today democrats are carrying out a coordinated attack on trump's appointments. meanwhile, republicans warn to ease concerns over ban none's past. >> that's not the steve ban none that i know and i spend a lot of time with him and here's a guy who is a harvard business school, london school economic, ten year advising admirals. >> i find him to be a very, very decent, very smart man and a loyal patriotic american and sometimes in politics you get labelled a certain way or another way, but i think people will find in him a real asset to the country. >> despite democrat's efforts to bash ban none, president obama in his first press conference since the election is refusing to attack trump for the hiring position. >> it would not appropriate for me to comment on every
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is making t. people have spoken. donald trump will be the next president the 45th president of the united states and it will be up to him to set up a team that he thinks will serve him well and reflect his policies. >> president obama even went so far as to vouch for trump's own foreign policy positions, saying while trump campaigned hard against nato, the relationship with the organization would continue. the intense jockeying has rudy guiliani as a top contender as secretary of state. >> rudy guiliani and john bolton are the top ten and guiliani's flat out refusal of the other position, guiliani continued to bring the conversation back to
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diplomatic relations with russia. >> that effort may have gotten a kick-start after president-elect trump spoke with president-elect vladmir putin, puting telling trump he is hoping for a dialogue. all of that as we learned trump's transition team is openly inquired for getting security clearances for the older children and son-in-law jared kushner. however, come election day, president-elect trump would be at his leisure to grant the clearance to whoever he chooses. >> while trump may be adding his children even in an unofficial capacity, it is president obama bringing the company towing, asking people to give traump chance while impliciting lith hitting hillary clinton about her campaign.
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oval office. >> we had a corderoial conversation, that didn't swoo surprise me. i did say to him, it's important to send signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women. >> reporter: when asked if he still thinks donald trump is unqualified, he dodged. >> he successfully mobilized a big chunk for him, she going to win. he has one. i don't think he is ideological. i think ultimately, he's pragmatic in that way. and that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him. >> reporter: in the last 100 days versus hillary clinton's 87, many democrats nbc news has learned, including bill clinton,
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voters. president obama agrees. >> we have to compete everywhere. we have to show up everywhere. we have to work at a grass roots level, something that's been a running thread in my career. you know, i wasn't iowa not because the demographics dictated that i would win iowa. it was because i spent 87 days going to every small fair and fish fry. >> other democrats are also agreeing with president obama, the national committee is coming to a full swing with keith ellison, the first congressman formally announcing his bid. >> i believe you got to return that focus right back to the working man and woman in this country, affirm the idea of better wages, affirm the idea of
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affirming having a clean environment. these are the things that our core values and that's where i want to take the democratic party. >> this morning, we are getting new reaction from bernie sanders. he says democrats need to change. >> the democrats can continue in to be run the democratic party by what i call the liberal elite. [ applause ] >> the party has got to transform itself to be a party which, first of 5u8, opens the door that is a party that feels the pain of the middle class of low income people, of young people, brings people into the party on virtually every issue. >> now, wildfires are raging across the country with more than 70 still burning overnight. air quality alerts are in place from charlotte, north carolina, to nashville, tennessee t. view from the southeast united states revealed the extent of the smoke. firefighters are come income
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playss fueled by extreme drought conditions. >> this is 21 of the worst conditions for wildfires north carolina has ever seen. >> authorities expect arson as the cause of some of these fires. several already have been made. justin ross harris has him convicted of murders related to the death of his 22-month-old son. cooper was left in his father's suv for seven hours while his father was working. prosecutors argued h his son to escape family responsible while he pursued sex with prostitutes and women he met online. they were backed up by photos he sent to an underage girl. while he may have been a bad husband, his actions weren't criminal says his attorney. his ex-wife said harris loved their son. harris faces life in prison without parole. just ahead, a fascinating


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