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this is the xfinity sportsdesk. brought to you by xfinity, your home for the most live sports. >> rough day for the skins. where do they go from here? >> it's okay. >> i'm so concerned. thank god you're here. >> we didn't have a good feeling about this one, right? >> they're in the worst division in football so there's still hope for the redskins. >> you're just what the nfl needed. >> an angry and motivated new england team. the patriots have gone about the business of flattening opponents and undefeated at 7 and 0 and scoring 25 points per game and the redskins were in the patriots way today and that's all the skins were. >> desean jackson playing his first game since injuring week one and patriots score on their
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opening drive and first for the redskins is not good and kirk cousins great pass goes up to pierre garcon. and puts the patriots back in business. >> and this offense always takes advantage. legarrette blount right up the middle for the touchdown and 129 for blount and pats up 14-0 and redskins have something going and cousins goes wide open and derek doesn't find him and perfect pass and they're starting to get them frustrated, right? >> not everyone was dropping their football for the redskins on third down and tom brady, his pass is intercepted by keenan robinson and he doesn't drop it. the linebacker took an end zone and it's tom brady that comes up with the stop, 44-yard return and the redskins have some light. for the next drive, remember we dropped passes.
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cousins has a man for the first down and he's pierre garcon and the seven dropped passes and that is not a winning formula, but you know what? new england always seems to have the winning formula. tom brady throws the perfect ball and second touchdown of the game for brady and jordan reid and that's nice for the fantasy players and the patriots fall 27-10 and with more from the frustrated foxboro, here's jason pugh. redskins fans were awaiting the return of desean jackson after a hamstring injury has kept them out since week one and jackson was against the defending super bowl champions and i had a chance to catch up with the receiver who had some interesting words for his quarterback and head coach. >> there were a lot of drops out there today, and a lot of guys on the offensive side of the ball. can you explain that? i haven't seen that many drops in a long time. >> not that we're making any
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drops, but as professional athletes we get paid a lot of money to go out there and perfect a job. >> do you feel like you still have enough time left in this season to make an impact on this team? >> they're the opportunities i get. i think ail be able to do a good job with that. i can't -- i can't throw the ball and when a coach and the quarterbacks go there i'll be there and do what i need to do. >> not the return that desean jackson had in mind and we'll see if they can regroup next week when they're home taking on the new orleans saints. from foxboro, i'm jason pugh, news 4 sports. from football to football. game two of the eastern conference semifinals and d.c. united taking it, they need goals and they'll try to provide just wide. so close and we stay scoreless. 90th minute and it's still 0-0.
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the pass to phillips and gets ahead of bobby bosswell and he comes up with the big save and it's still scoreless and united still has a chance. now in stoppage time by the 93rd minute and he finds bradley wright and he does, and that finishes united's season and red bulls with the 1-0 lead. >> the chase for the cup. eight drivers remaining and joey logano and in trouble and cuts his tire lap and hits the garage and there were 64 laps down and also affecting kevin harvick and with dale earnhardt, jr. >> my tires after a weekend and four laps to go and the battle between brad keselowski and jimmie johnson & johnson in the 48 car to take the lead and he would then hold on to take the checkered flag and keselowski
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and kyle busch and carl edwards round out the top five at the nascar, but again, just happy on the table. >> we didn't expect a red skins win in new england and we didn't get one. >> no, not at all. >> thank you, dave. i want to let you know, tomorrow, take the umbrella just in case. >> overall the weather is having a pretty low impact on your monday. clouds will increase throughout the day and mostly cloudy during the afternoon and maybe an isolated afternoon shower, but i think rain moves in when most of us are home from work and school during the evening hours and a high of 57 on tuesday and it's looking like a soggy day especially in the first sunny day and it's going to be damp during the morning and by the afternoon, just light jacket weather with a mix near clouds and sun and veterans day is the warmest out of the workweek and on thursday there say chance of a shower and during the late morning and midday hours, i'll have new information coming in
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and i'll be updating the timing on the rain tomorrow, tuesday and thursday after football and saturday and sunday, low 50s. >> and we want to update the breaking news that we brought you all throughout the newscast. four people are dead after a fiery crash in hyattsville. three adults, one child were killed and there was a total of 15 people injured and three people involved in this huge wreck and we're working all of our sources to bring you more details on this and you can look for updates from the nbc washington app and of course, follow us on our twitter accounts and derek ward out there looking at the scene and as soon as we get more information we'll bring it for you. that is the news for now. "nightly news" is coming up next and we'll see you for sunday night football. good night, everyone. from n
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headquaters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news." reporting tonight, kate snow. >> good evening, we begin with a story that has shaken a community to its core. a 6-year-old boy is dead. two police officers arrested accused of shooting the child who had autism as he sat in the front seat of his dad's suv. and tonight so many asking how
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this could have happened. nbc is in marksville, louisiana. >> tonight family and friends paying their respects to 6-year-old germmy jeremy mardis. he was buckled into the front seat of his father's suv when he was shot and killed five times. his father remains hospitalized in serious condition. nbc news learned from witnesses he had an argument with his girlfriend outside this pool hall and someone called 911 which may have lead to the chase. initial reports said he backed into the vehicle and state police say there was no exchange of gunfire and no weapon was found. body camera footage from the last of the four officers on the scene lead to the arrest but is yet to be released. >> the death of that little boy and to see that happen is just disturbing. >> two of the officers, deare
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being held without bail and face charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. stafford worked full time for the police department but was working a side job for the city marshall's office. he was a reverse deputy marshall for a nearby city and the son of a local prosecutor whose office recused themselves from the case. they argue the subject was resisting arrest. the primary role of the marshals is to serve arrest warrants but there are no warrants out in his name. >> we have to find out what caused those officers to effect that pursuit and traffic stop and what caused them to fire their weapon. >> unlike other law enforcement agencies they have no written policy on the use of deadly force. >> i'm outraged to know that a 6-year-old child is gunned down
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in the streets with 18 rounds of ammunition. it's uncalled for. >> jeremy's babysitter for four years helped raise him. >> he could see angels the way he would glance off into nowhere and start laughing. >> a court hearing for the two officers is set for tomorrow morning here in louisiana. state police investigators are not ruling out more arrests. >> so sad, gabe reporting. thank you. >> dozens of football players decided to boycott their team saying they won't take part in games or practices until the university's president re-signs. they're joining others who are protesting how the university's president has handled several recent racial incidents. >> reporter: arms linked and standing together more than 30 players from the university of missouri's football team vowing they won't take the field until the president of mizzou steps down.
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the boycott being echoed by the entire football team. players of all races tweeted out today by the coach saying we're united. we are behind our players. students say this semester has been plagued with incidents of racial harassment on campus. >> two black female students, myself included were called the n word by four white males. >> reporter: they say they have been taunted by groups of white students hurling racial slurs. the most recent, october 24th human feces on a dorm wall and the homecoming king was called the "n" word on campus. >> this isn't just me. it's students from all different backgrounds that endure this. >> reporter: it's on the campus where the student body is 77% white and just 7% black. protestors say the response from
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the school president tim wolf has been inadequate. one group calling themselves concerned students 1950 named for the year the university first began admitting black students. they're seen here blocking the university president's car during a homecoming parade. a standoff the president later apologized for saying my behavior seemed like i didn't care. now but student is on a hunger strike. >> i'm not here for a press conference. i don't want to talk to anybody. i want you re-signed. i need for you to leave. >> he issued a statement saying he was dedicated to on going dialogue and promising specific plans in the coming months. but tonight a football boycott and united team sending a message that's become impossible to ignore. >> overseas now to egypt where the investigation into that russian jet crash goes on tonight. 8 days after the disaster that
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killed all 224 people on board. the key question remains, was it a bomb that brought the plane down? nbc's bill nealy is in egypt with the latest. >> reporter: as more evidence is analyzed investigators grow more confident of what happened. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds. >> today an unnamed egyptian investigator told the reuters news agency they're 90% sure that noise 23 minutes into the flight and based on their analysis of the sound waves was a bomb exploding. but egypt's aviation ministry called that a pure lie saying it's too soon to reach any conclusions. the answer may lie in fractions of a second and in grains of sand. russian teams have taken away 15 sacks of sand from the site looking for evidence of explosive residue. >> parts of the plane are still
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missing somewhere in the desert. but crucial pieces of evidence that might prove this was a bomb could be tiny. the size of a fingernail and tough to find here. >> the fbi has been asked to help by the russians and has agreed. it's role, it says, modest. but the possibility of a bomb is causing shockwaves above all for airlines. >> it is as a result of what is alleged to be, i'm afraid it's another game changer for the industry. >> they're examining reports that at the airport where the plane took off a baggage scanning machine was often broken. the baggage handlers weren't monitored and the deliveries to the airport weren't properly searched. egyptian officials say the airport is secure. 11,000 russian tourists have been evacuated from the airport in one day. in st. petersburg, where most of the dead were from, the church
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bells tolled once for every victim. 224 times. and today bad weather has again hampered the search for that missing wreckage. there may be new clues here but still no solid answers. kate. >> bill neely in egypt tonight, thank you. of course even though isis has not produced any evidence it has claimed responsibility for bringing down that jet and there's a strong indication tonight that even more americans may be deployed to fight isis in nearby syria. nbc's ron allen is at the white house with the details. good evening. >> good evening, kate. indications on the ground and in the skies above syria. ash carter said absolutely when asked if more u.s. troops would head to syria adding to the 50 or so soon on their way. they're trying to find more local fighters to work with for helping defeat isis. operations that could put additional u.s. troops in combat
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with the enemy despite the statements that no u.s. boots will be on the ground in syria. the u.s. also plans to step up the air campaign with two dozen more attack aircraft in the region. they confirm several partners have chosen not to participate in that during this critical time as they help local forces step up the fight on the ground. they insist all of this is not a return to large scale long-term warfare like in iraq and afghanistan. but at the same time the administration acknowledges that more troops may be in combat in syria. a war that the military has warn willed take some time to win. >> ron allen at the white house tonight. president obama will discuss the war in syria among other issues when he meets tomorrow with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that's been dealing with a wave of renewed violence. today there were new attacks on the west bank. >> a security guard at the gate
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of a best bank town is checking this woman's i.d. when she reaches into her bag and in a matter of seconds lunges at him with the knife. the security guard shot her. another stabbing. another shooting. and another wave of anger. palestinians clashing with israeli security forces after the attack. in the past few months. 11 israelis and more than 70 palestinians died in violence that shows no sign of letting up. stabbings on buses and in busy streets. knife wealding palestinians shot by israeli security forces and in this case, by a civilian. benjamin netanyahu is on his way to washington for talks with president obama and ending the violence is high on the agenda. >> it's the new normal. at least for awhile. i don't think these talks will do a lot to change that situation but american efforts
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to try to get the israelis and palestinians to talk to each other in the future could help, again, manage the violence. >> but there are no easy answers and anger on both sides is growing. nbc news, london. >> when nightly news continues on this sunday, donald trump takes center stage as the world of politics and ♪ ♪ it's the final countdown! ♪ ♪ the final countdown! if you're the band europe, you love a final countdown. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do. we stop arthris pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go.
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dez bryant and the dallas cowboys have lost five straight. they take on the eagles in texas tonight. rarely does an early season victory have as big an impact on a team as this. >> the man down is tony romo. >> although the cowboys dominated, they would sustain their biggest loss. while the end result still seems


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