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on this sunday night, breaking news, president elect trump's first major appointments of his inner circle. and continued protests. >> new zealand is rocked by a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the full extent of the earthquake is still not known and an inside look of how this country's largest police force had officers over seas. fighting pain for ten of millions trying to find relieves. a new study of some of the side effects for some of those commonly used painkillers. "nightly news" begins
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now. >> from nbc news world head quarter in new york. this is nbc nightly news, kate snow. >> good evening, throughout the campaign of donald trump, reince priebus, he will run trump's white house as chief of staff. halie jackson has the latest. >> donald trump making his first presidential pick for chief of staff, rnc reince priebus and steve bann bannon. >> we are grateful in trump world to bannon and priebus. you will see them work together. >> bannon considered a flame thrower who he helped orchestrate trump's rivalry on tuesday. >> the pick of priebus already settling nerves inside the belt way among those who
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built relationships with the party head. he's too establishment for the president elect trump's west wing. one campaign source telling nbc news, instead of draining the swamp, we just put in the head alligator. >> even if he turns it over to an independent trustee and it was the trump corporation, you cannot, there is no perfect way to do this. >> in the business of governing, house speaker paul ryan is trying to find a common ground. >> during his campaign, trump said he would triple the number of board patrol officers. trump is working on mending fences, making phone calls to formal arrival who opposed him as the nation is still grappling with his own decision. >> nbc steve patterson, los
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angeles. >> why come out today? >> why not? >> this is about making our voice heard. so far, trump letting go of old grudges tweeting hits against the new york times today. >> if i use it at all, i am going to do it very restrain. it is a modern form of communication, there should be nothing you should be ashamed of. it is where it is at. >> halie, priebus and bann bannon, how did they divide up responsibilities now? >> as equal partners, both men as earned the loyalty of the president elect trump over this campaign, that's a quality that's important to him. both representing very different parts of the party. bannon of the base and priebus more of the belt way, you are seeing members of congress congratulating the rnc head on their position and house speaker paul
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ryan been a long time friend of priebus. >> halie jackson, in washington, thank you, as usual. >> president elect trump promised to make a lot of changes. his pledge is to undo many of president obama's executive actions could have an immediate impact on legal protection on transgender americans. trump's election had a lot of people in the lgbt community worried about what's happening next. >> the two in philadelphia talked about getting married some day but rushed to get it done this weekend after donald trump's election. >> i wanted us to feel like we can get married under an advance administration that made us feel comfortable and really welcome in america. >> one of trump's first act in office will be nominating a replacement for supreme court justice scalia. >> replacing a conservative with a conservative would not change the course's make up so gay marriage would not be
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in trouble. trump gets to name their replacement. >> trump could derail a current push for transgender rights. he wants the school to let him use the bathroom that matches his gender identity. >> i set out to use the bathroom. >> the lower court rules for him saying transgender students are covered under a law called title 9. the ruling were based on the department of education memo that says gender identity is the same as sex. the transcender identity fear that is trump's -- >> if trump administration reverses this course, you would not expect anything like a win at the supreme court. >> trump's statement about gays and transgender rights are mixed. >> i know many, many gay people and tremendous people and to be honest, with you, it is as far as
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s civil union is concerned, i have not formed my opinion. >> mike pence opposed of gay marriage taking the ground. >> pete williams, nbc news washington. two people are dead tonight after a powerful earthquake struck new zealand. >> this is what a 7.8 earthquake looks and feels and sounds like. >> that's a big one, too. >> amateur video capturing the terrifyi terrifyiterrify tremurs after midnight. the quake was powerful enough to split roads and crack bridges and stunned residence evacuated as far as way from new zealand capitol including
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brendan perez, a california native. >> were you worried for your life? >> i have experienced before but once things are falling down, i start to get worry. >> five years ago of 185 people died as what's remembered as new zealand's darkest day. >> fatalities appearing so far of the full scale of the damage is still unclear. >> nbc news, london. back in this country, wild fires across the southeast have millions of americans on high alerts. more than 40 big fires burning on several state, some of the largest ones in north carolina and georgia. and around the region, extreme drought conditions and several state haves issued air quality alert. now, to an nbc news exclusive to prevent another terror attack here in the u.s. the nypd has sent its
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own officers all around the world, the program took more importance after the terror attack in paris exactly one year ago today. our new york station wnbc gives us a first look inside the normally secret operation. >> reporter: gunfire in belgian. >> a mass shooting at the synagogue as terrorists strike at three locations across the city. >> officials coordinate the response along with belgian -- >> multiple casualties and hostage situation. reporting back to new york in realtime. >> while in new york, s.w.a.t. unit -- for new york, this is just a drill. >> all part of a little known nypd
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counter terror program that puts detectives across the globe to try to stop the next attack. >> we need to be in a position of 24 hour as day and 365 days a year, all around the globe to react right in new york city in realtime. >> john miller, department commissioner intelligence, fighters are returning to europe from syria are a growing threat to the u.s., too. >> they come back trained and harden, and committed fighters. the nypd had detectives over in 13 locations including europe, middle east and austria. here, nypd detectives are staging across the globe and sharing intelligence about the latest threat to europe and the u.s. >> the french speaking shooter is one of the attackers who end up in a battle theater. >> the attack one year ago today, an nypd
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detective was at the scene. >> i reached out into the kcontacts that i made over the year to get that information and relay it back to new york as soon as possible. >> the french police were out gunned in an earlier attack. >> the nypd added terror training for hundreds of officers. >> we are trying to fie find out the connection to new york city, that's an important factor and in some of these attacks, there is been connections to new york city. >> including possible connections with the paris attackers had in new york. >> can you say this program with officers over seas from saved lives? >> can i point to a specific life that's saved on a certain day? no, i cannot. >> new york has faced 20 pauses since 9/11. >> we are facing targets from a global problem of terrorism, to understand that enough to do something about it. we need to have a global perspective. >> resources over
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there to try to stop the next attack here. jonathan dean, nbc news, london. we return to breaking news of health, 50 million americans who suffer from chronic pain, finding relief with the right drug is crucial. tonight, new research just released today of the heart association is calming fierce and raising questions for people who take the most popular reliever. john torres has the details. >> for kristen, every step is a reminder how much pain she would be in. >> my ankle would swell from the point where i could not walk. >> the only drug that gave her release of a popular but controversial pain reliever feared to be linked to heart attacks, vioxx, it has links to thousands of deaths. >> now, a long waited
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ten year study of 24,000 pay she wants that compared celebrex to two popular pain relievers. celebrex at moderate doses does not put them at higher risk of heart disease. >> doctor stevenson says another striking finding had to do with ibuprofen. patients taking a dose had 64% higher risk of -- >> moderate doses of celebrex appears to be safer than the older drugs ibuprofen.
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>> kristen can now take a crucial drug without the fear. >> i am fortunate and i am able to continue the treatment with it. >> it is been unec uneventful for me and given more just pain relief from millions of americans suffering from chronic pain. >> doctor torres is with us now. most of us know these medicines because we take the over the counter form with them. what does the story tells us. >> these medicines have all been shown to be fairly safe. for those taking it at a daily bases and for any of us is to take the lowest effective dose with the short time possible to minimize any effects. >> still ahead tonight minimize any effects. >> still ahead tonight a new source of power impressive linda. it seems age isn't slowing you down. but your immune system weakens as you get older
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it was one year ago tonight we first got the report of an explosion near a stadium in paris, a series of terrorist attacks. one of the stories we heard at the time was from a man who lost his wife. he wrote a message to the terror that went viral. tonight, we follow up on his story one year later. >> november 13th, 2015, a night of terror. three men armed with rifles and explosives killed 89 people.
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>> her 17 months old son was home with her husband. >> in that darkness, larus wrote a letter to the terrorist. you stole the life, the love of my life and the mother of my son but you will not have my hate. it went viral on facebook, it is still up today. a symbol of hope and defiance. >> do you regret? >> everyday. sometimes he doubt if he can live up to his words and he grieves. >> people ask me if i have forgotten or for given? i forgive nothing and forget nothing. >> his story about how he resisted hate even in heartbreaks have inspired thousands. the letter gift and word of support still
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comes in today. >> when you open that door, people just want to open up to you. >> a year ago, he made this vow, we are just two, my son and me but we are stronger than all the army in the world for this whole life this little boy will threaten you by being happy and free. . today they are living out that promise. >> the bataclan theater is closed tonight out to respect of those who died. >> bravely living on the two. nbc news, london. >> we are back in a moment with robots cruising school hallways. no more asking your friends to pick up i wanted to know who i am and where i came from. i did my ancestrydna and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. just to know this is what i'm made of, this is where my ancestors came from.
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tonight one of the most important things for kids in school to feel like they are apart of a class, what do kids and parents do to help? bring in a robot, of course. >> bring in a robot. >> good morning boys and girls. >> there is a morning routine. the pledge of allegiance and announcements. and a robot called vigo. >> good morning abby. once it is on, everybody is in place and ready to be learn. >> was that addition or multiplication. >> i see thumbs up everywhere. >> addy's allergy is so severe and no longer safe to be in school.
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but behind vigi's control, she can attend classes all from her dining room table. >> abby, what's your favorite subject in school? >> math and science. >> do you see her excel in the subject? >> before vigo, she started to fall behind with more way than one. >> she was constant deperd depressed. >> i didn't have any friends or do anything. >> she was chosen as one of her florida school's district first robot. >> hey, she tells me how well she's doing. >> so in theory we can see her cross the stage at graduation one day with the vigo. >> today, the district has six robots used by students with chronic illness or cancer and anxiety. >> it flips the classrooms so to speak. instead of taking service with the kids, we bring the service
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to the classroom. >> it is nice to see the confidence back. >> do you like the color? >> yes. >> a virtual door back to the classroom. and social life she loves. >> nbc news, kate coral, florida. what a cool idea. that's nbc news on sunday. up next, football in america the seahawks taking on the patriots. i am kate snow reporting from new york, i will see you tomorrow at 3:00 eastern on msnbc, from all of us here from nbc news, have a great night.
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nbc sports. home of the olympic games, the nhl, premier league, the chase for the nascar sprint cup and primetime's number one show, "sunday night football," only on nbc. welcome to new england. tom brady and the patriots are first in the afc east. russell wilson and the seahawks atop the nfc west. tonight, they meet for the first time since super bowl xlix. >> let's open this thing. >> go goal line. >> some match jumps evoke a distinct memor

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