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co-conspirators. now kushner is at the center of the purge removing christie from the trump transition team. >> obviously his son-in-law is going to be very involved in decision making. >> reporter: but anti-nepotism laws enacted after bobby kennedy served as jfk's attorney general would prevent kushner from holding a formal job. >> that he would have a formal job and have those power is >> reporter: andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. now to a major effort under way to protect white house north, trump tower, located in the heart of new york city. it's making it a lot harder to secure than private homes of previous presidents like ken buvg port or crawford, texas. the area around trump tower is becoming a fortress tonight. >> reporter: can a 58-story glass tower in the middle of new
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president and his family? that's a question on the minds of many in the secret service and the new york police department tonight. william bratton was the police commissioner in new york city until a few months ago. >> they will at all times and at all costs keep the president safe. but the level of difficulty cannot be underestimated. already with the transition team holed up here at trump tower, trump has not left the building since ur are mounting. what if this becomes penthouse one? >> this building is going to have to be secured for four years, eight years, for as long as the president-elect lives. it's not a one-shot affair. that changes the complexion totally about how you plan security for it. >> does it make it harder? >> definitely. >> reporter: the president-elect's
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the trump website says there are 263 apartments in the building, each worth millions. below that, 26 floors of offices. on the first few floors, a variety of stores and restaurants, including starbucks, an ice cream shop and nike and gucci. still open to the public, but today, more police than shoppers. move outside and the problems multiply. from street level, discussions are under way about whether fifth avenue will be shut down when mr. trump is in residence. the side street next to t t already closed. and questions about vulnerability from above as skyscrapers surround it. >> it's not just the president, but it's also the presidency that we're moving. we see it all the time with president obama, whenever he comes up here. it's seven to ten helicopters. it's closing down airspace. >> reporter: a senior new york police department official says that a long-term plan is still being developed, and the secret service confirms they're working with the nypd. calculating the cost of protecting mr.
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can't be done yet, but an nypd source said it will be a very significant expenditure of taxpayer dollars. a tense manhunt is under way tonight after a deadly shooting outside oklahoma's busiest airport. the victim, an employee of southwest airlines and father to an nfl star. for panicked flyers, the entire situation has turned into a travel nightmare. we get details from nbc's gabe gutierrez. the oklahoma city airport is at a standstill, and an urnlent manhunt is under way. >> making sure the suspect is identified, found, and making sure he's not a danger to anybody else here at will rogers world airport is a top priority. >> a victim has been shot on the sidewalk accounted the southern gate counter. >> reporter: the gunfire erupted this afternoon in a parking lot outside of airport. one person shot. police urging travelers to shelter
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leads to a suspect, we have not positively identified the suspect. >> reporter: late today, police identified the victim of 52-year-old michael winchester, a southwest airlines employee and father of kansas city chiefs player james winchester. southwest releasing a statement, we extend our heart-felt sympathy and support to his family. meanwhile, frustrated flyers stuck on the tarmac, one tweeting, i don't understand closing the whole airport. another, this is nuts. get us out of here. gh called to the scene as the suspect remains on the loose. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. a horrifying scene today inside a utah high school where five students were injured in a stabbing rampage. police say the suspect is a 16-year-old straight-a student, went on the attack in the boys' locker room before turning the knife on himself. he sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is now in custody. victims range from fair to critical
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now to the news hitting home tonight for a lot of families. mortgage rates are spiking in the aftermath of last tuesday's election. pushing some who may be looking for a new home to act faster before they climb any higher. nbc's jo ling kent explains why. >> it's fabulous. >> reporter: jenna had no plans on rushing her house hunt. >> i've been looking for a home for about a year and a half. >> reporter: but the victory of president-elect donald trump sent her into a ra t >> beautiful. >> reporter: we decided to lock in immediately. >> reporter: she was right. the 30-year fixed mortgage has spiked .4 of a percent since election day. that means the payment for a $200,000 mortgage has gone up by about $56 a month. >> we've seen a sharp rise in mortgage rates over the last week because of the speculation that a trump administration is going to mean more government borrowing, more government spending and over the long-term, higher inflation.
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refinance. >> i'd refinance now. we don't know where the interest rates are going in the future. >> reporter: despite an increase in rates, realtors say it's still a sellers market. although mortgage rates are ticking up, they remain at hiftor ic lows. >> you don't rush to buy a house any more than you rush to get married because of a sale at the bridal shop. >> the difference between locking in last week and this week is hundreds of and that difference would have made it impossible for me to move into this home. >> reporter: putting down new roots just in time. jo ling kent, nbc news, new york. still ahead, the big change coming to social media. what some internet giants are doing about all those bogus headlines crowding your feed. also fox news star
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tonight there's news from several of the nation's biggest social media sites, taking action to address some growing problems and issues. twitter announced its users will be given better tools to limit hate and bullying online. while sites like facebook and google are working to curb the exploding number of fake news stories that may be influencing users. nbc's miguel almaguer has more. >> reporter: for millions of americans, facebook is much more
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social media platform. according to one study, it's where nearly half of all adults in this country turn for a source of fuse. >> i get a lot of my news from social media, like facebook, twitter, snapchat stories. >> reporter: but tonight, facebook and google are combatting a problem that's trending. fake headlines. trump winning popular vote. the clinton foundation buying arms. and pope francis endorses trump. a story shared a hundred thousand times before the election. >> misinformation from many sources impacted this election. you can look at that on all kinds of levels. >> reporter: facebook ceo mark zuckerberg rejected the notion fake headlines altered the election. to pull the plug on false news, facebook and google now they they'll bar fake news websites from using their websites. >> they are
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sharing of news globally amongst a massive, massive population. you need to raise the bar. >> reporter: tonight the internet is still the wild west. the best advice may be the oldest. don't believe everything you read. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. we are back in a moment with a place in america where bars will soon be byop, as
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fox news anchor megyn kelly made headlines this year during her highly publicized feud with donald trump. then with reports she took a stump with the ousting of fox news chief roger ailes, who was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment. she is now speaking
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kelly said she never wanted to become the news herself, but as he writes in her new book, that is exactly what happened. describing what it felt lake to savannah in an sbu airing wednesday on "today." >> i had a lot of tearful nights this past year. >> it started at the first republican debate. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. >> reporter: donald trump attacked on twitter calling kelly overrated, unwatchable, and crazy. she received death at yelling in my face on the street, violent things in front of my kids. i didn't go many places without an armed guard. >> reporter: after allegations of sexual harassment against former head of fox news roger ailes. the 45-year-old writes the accusations prompted her to talk to her bosses about her own experiences with ailes early in her career. >> he tried to kiss me, and then i pushed him away. he tried to kiss me
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contract was up, then he tried to kiss me for the third time. i pushed him away. i walked out the door and a called a lawyer. >> reporter: ailes firmly denies the allegation, writing in part, i worked tirelessly to advance and promote her career. with her contract up, many wonder if kelly will stay at fox news, after a year that raised her onto an even bigger stage. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >> much more of that interview tomorrow morning on "today." after pro-marijuana votes in last week's election, denver has improved a law allowing people to use pot in bars and restaurants. there are a few catches. customers have to bring their own weed and it can't be smoked inside. though businesses might be able to have outdoor pot-smoking areas. when we come back,
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"making a difference" is brought to you by -- fimly tonight, americans will gather at dinner tables across the country to give thanks. but even when it's not
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you're about to meet always has an extra seat at the table for a child in need. the more the merrier as rehema ellis tells us in tonight's making a dins report. >> reporter: this may look like a typical dinner prep. but for the young people here, it's preparation for life. >> oh, i have veggie burgers. >> reporter: kathie and david started welcoming kids into their washington home years ago. when kathie's son santiago was in middle school. >> he would bring kids meal. >> reporter: one friend turned to many and a new tradition was born. every thursday night, dinner for kids in need, as many as 25 gathered around the table. four of the kids moved in. >> i wouldn't send one of these children to a homeless shelter or a soup kitchen. i feel leek a child deserves to have a home. >> reporter: 18-year-old ed yearby is one of them. grateful for their guidance, getting him into college this year. >> being around all
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helped me learn to love. everything. >> reporter: other people invited, mentors like dr. michael peter, encouraging kids to dream big. >> some people used to have, some of us haven't had it either ever or in a very long time. >> reporter: to keep this going, david quit his job and started a non-profit, working with kids full time. >> a lot of these kids have parents that love them very much, but we're extra parents. >> we're the ll is full of thanks. >> you've been there for me, so i appreciate that a lot. >> y'all speak up for me and tell me to be proud of what i do. >> reporter: but dinner feeding bodies and minds and most of all, nourishing spirits. rehema ellis, nbc news, washington. >> some big hearts. that's going to do it for us on this tuesday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and fwnt.
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. after being holed up in trump tower for five day, president-elect trump ditches the press core for a fancy, fancy dinner at the 21 club. just a few months skyscraper will reach unpresidential levels. before heading to germany on issues that included calming concerns over his successor. back at home, dozens of pipe lean protesters arrested as things escalate. one teacher is in trying times, "early today" starts right now. good morning, everyone, i'm
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for the first time in five day, the president-elect elect leaves trump tower, leaving reporters behind, breaking for a protocol on the town. mr. trump slid past them for a dinner at new york's 21 club. it's a move he has done several times on the trail. now as he readys himself for the white house, it's a move that left the press scrambling. it comes as trump receives his first presidential daily nbc news asked his son-in-law jared kushner to sit in on the briefings, once he gets top security clearance, that could take days or weeks. that comes after trump trying to fill the more than 4,000 political positions in his administration t. process is complicated as nbc's kristen welker explains. >> reporter: as president-elect huddled inside trump tower with
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turmoil. former congressman, mike rogers, who had been advising him on national security abruptly announced his departure following chris christie's leadership. >> we have done a great job under chris christie's leadership. >> reporter: sources telling nbc news, it was a stalinesque pose and multle competing for trump's ear. the new picture emerging, loyalist former new york mayor rudy guiliani eyed for secretary of state. also in the running, john bolton, former u.n. ambassador for the u.n. under governor bush. >> john would be good choice. >> is there anybody better? >> me, i don't know. >> reporter: guiliani was paid millions of dollars as a lawyer and consultant for foreperson
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every candidate will be thoroughly vetted. >> now, trump responded to rumors of insider turmoil via twitter as you can imagine. he said, quote, very organized process taking place as i decide on cabinet and many other positions. i am the only one who knows who the finalists are. thousands took to the street for a national day of action. demonstrations against the controversial access took place in more than 300 communities by so-called water protectors. >> we're here to protect the water for all living things on this planet. >> in columbus, ohio, one protesters parked his van in the middle of a downtown intersection and chained himself under the vehicle. firefighters released the man and police arrested him and other protesters in cities as
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sent shock waves throughout the community. southwest airlines employee was shot dead walking through a crowded terminal in the employee terminal parking lot t. victim is 52-year-old michael winchester, a father to three daughters and kansas city football player james winchester, police believe the attack was planned. >> we were able to determine very, very quickly, it was not an active shooter situation. we do believe the e believes the victim. this was in the random. >> the suspected gunman was later found dead in a truck on the second level of a parking garage, it appears he suffered from a self inflicted gunshot wound. the president met fidel cuba ahead of strong relations, viet namese president quan discussed
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world, include, climate change and population growth t. viet namese leader is expected to hold talks which are hal castro and receive their highest award. in last week's elect, denver the first american city allowing people to use weed in bars and restaurants. they have to bring it and it can't be smoked inside. they might be able to have outdoor pot smoking areas. one kids deal with a less kind world. first bill karins has mohr mid-week forecast. bill. >> this is all about the snowstorm coming no the rockies and the northern plains. we already had blue in the net. it's mostly in areas of idaho. in missouri, we have winter weather advisories issued. in the cascades, 6,000 feet. areas of wyoming. we even have winter storm
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again the bull's eye will be here through jackson and northern machine mince. that's a look at that time weather ahead, new a look at your closer day ahead. ahead of this storm we have near record warmth, areas in the 70s, joplin near 80 degrees. beautiful in chicago. warmth continues in texas, all through the southeast, where we definitely need some of the rainfall. so a little bit of everything out there we have snow and rd storm. >> that's good news, thank you very much for that. from "star wars," kerry fisher had a relationship with harrison ford and the guy that climbed touch tower in august to protecting the future president's home, a major challenge facing secret service. an in-depth look. that's next.
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