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. on this sunday night, the soaring death toll from california from the fire that consumed the warehouse. tonight the victims, those survived the party and the troubling question about the building and its safety. >> backing down months of protests, the federal government says it will not permit construction of an oil pipeline on land in north dakota. alarming trend of the hateful speech and actions reported since the election as the president-elect trump condemns of what he calls bigotry and prejudice of all its form.
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products. "nightly news" begins now. >> from nbc world headquarters in new york. this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. good evening, the warehouse was known as the ghost ship. artists worked and live here. it was caught fire during a flames moved so quickly. it was difficult to escape. so many stories of families awaiting words and lives cut short. >> today, the grim news that many feared. the death tolls soaring to 33. officials are certain more bodies will be discovered beneath the
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recovering the dead. >> it is mind blowing, heartbreaking. >> the deadliest fire in oakland history exploding. nearly 100 people are gathered inside for a late night dance party. survivors had only seconds to escape the building. there were just two exits for massive space. ? the warehouse known as the ghost ship theme, was home to 25 artists who lived higher and cluttered in art work. the building had a makeshift stairwell making out of palettes leading to the second floor where most of the bodies recovered. >> never experienced anything like that. i never had to save a
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building and not being fully to save them. >> tonight, showing over the last two years, two complaint s and investigation. the inspector never made it to white house. >> the city dropped the ball here. >> yeah, we dropped the ball on this issue. sadly enough, you know, we lost lives. >> refusing to on camera, the building's owner tells nbc news, they never knew people were living inside the art collective. a warehouse that erupted in flames in minutes. as forever changed so many lives. >> city officials here in oakland says criminal investigators are watching this case and survivors who also live inside the building, tell us they believe this is an
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ago, one victim was just 17 years old. kate, miguel. thank you. beyond the staggering number of those who died and beyond the many questions emerging about the building itself. we are learning more about some of the victims who had so much of their lives ahead of them. gady schwarts had that part of the story. >> her dau year and they gone to the warehouse since the friday night concert. both families have been calling their phones and they have not heard anything. >> i don't want to say what. he's in the prime of his life. he's only 22 years old. he's got plenty of life left ahead of them. >> there is no words they are among the 33
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and a band. their names are part of a long list on facebook of those unaccounted for. >> devastated. >> kelsey aguilar had been refreshing the list since it was posted. >> my buddy, alex, i have not heard from him. >> tonight, ripped apart and still waiting for any words on those who >> gady schwarts. now breaking news, federal government denied a permit to build the big pipeline their native american line. tammy leitner is in north dakota with the latest. >> reporter: thousands
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rang out and there were hugs and cheers and dancing in rural north dakota. >> we have gone through a lot, through thick and thin and hot and cold >> today is a victory and a good time to celebrate. it was news where many have camped out for month that is the plan route along the reservation has been denied. >> what does this decision mean for native americans? >> we have been suppressed for so long. it is time start living in freedom. >> the announcement came at the 11th hour, one day before a government deadline to evacuate the dangerously frigid camp. instead of moving out, veterans arrived by the bus load this morning to join protesters against the dakota access pipeline. it is a fight to began in the spring and recent weeks escalated in violent clashes.
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pipeline that stretches across the state. including near sites considered sacred by the tribe. >> while proponents say the pipeline is good for the economy, but the tribe argued that it will pollute their drinking water and requested that the route to be changed. >> i am thankful that there were some lead ers in the federal >> reporter: environmental review will be conducted to find a possible alternate route of this pipeline. some are skeptical of what could happen with the new administration. >> tammy leitner. president-elect trump were on offense and defense today on everything from trump's controversial phone call with taiwan's president to tax policy and a new warning that companies
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of the united states. kelly o'donell tonight has more on the trump's administration. >> minutes later, the president-elect trump used twitter to criticize the parody of him on "snl" as biassed and sad. >> before sun rise, his tweets turned to policies threaten american companies to le visible across the air waves today, trump's top allies made his case. >> this was a moment of courtesy. >> kellyanne conway brushed back criticism. >> he's briefed by any number of credible sources on these issues.
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expanded to include former utah governor. a republican who served as obama ambassador to china and former general, david patraeus who says his past mishandling of classified materials is one factor out of a long career. >> i apologize for it and i paid a heavy price for it and learned from it. >> current secretary of state john kerry had not contacted him for any advice for interacting international leaders. trump criticizing china saying they did not "ask us if it was okay to devalue currencies." it seems that trump twitter feed is another outlook for
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anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. nearly 80 veterans were on board and arrived in honolulu. about half of them, survivors of pearl harbor. the cheers did not stop until everyone got off the plane. we'll have much more on this week's anniversary with lester holt reporting on wednesday night. the future of europe and whether a populous -- the prime minister suffered a big defeat in italy. >> bill neilly reports. >> the trump's tent with his election boosts popular parties in two countries. >> the immigrant hopes to win the presidency
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donald trump. >> pointing to muslims, saying they are the real threat or refugees. he's pointing to the press. >> austria first. >> it is the same. >> donald trump did not endorse him and many voted against him and his party nazi. >> christmas did not come early for harper, he lost heavily. and put on a braised face. >> we have a lot of fans of trump in austria. the decision did not find me. >> in italy, another
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>> vote with your guts and not your heads. he conceded defeat and a financial crisis looms. the popular wave has stalled here but it is stronger in italy. there will be more tense in more country in the months to come. the sigh of relief from established parties in europe maybe short lived. >> nbc news. cubans say their final good-byes to fidel castro today of an end of an error. >> tears of sorrow and cries of patriotism. thousands lie the streets to greet his ashes. >> people are carrying signs that showed his picture. >> his remains
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was born. >> i feel like i lose my father. >> from those who lived during his half century in tower to those so young, they can barely speak his name. a final farewell to a leader with a complicated legacy. morgan rad ford. nbc news. >> still ahead tonight with a new era in folks out there whose diabetic nerve pain... shoots and burns its way into your day, i hear you. to everyone with this pain that makes ordinary tasks extraordinarily painful, i hear you. make sure your doctor hears you too! i hear you because i was there when my dad suffered with diabetic nerve pain. if you have diabetes and burning, shooting pain in your feet or hands, don't suffer in silence! step on up and ask your doctor about diabetic nerve pain.
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a report out this past week cited of what is called hate after the election of donald trump. civil rights group -- the president-elect trump strongly condemned bigotry and prejudice in a speec >> at this mosque in southern california, interrupted by one letter with more than 100 words of hate. there is a new sheriff in town, president-elect trump, read several letters and sent to ten islamic centers to the country threatening, he's going to do to you muslims what hitler do to the jews. >> this person is such a hater. >> the letter is part of a spike in hate
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by fire in mississippi. >> now reports of hate incidents on the rise. the southern poverty finding 860 harassments in the first ten days after the election. an increase of something new and targeting blacks and jews and immigrants and lgbt group among others, some president-elect trump. it is unclear how many instances are tied to trump's victory. >> christian gross says the time is rare. >> i have not seen anything like that after a presidential election for a long time and post-election, people are more involved. >> trump has called for an end to the intimidation. >> we condemn bigotry and prejudice in all of its forms. we denounce all of the hatred. >> is there anything
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san antonio, texas where a passenger plane has made an emergency landing. all 55 people on board were safely evacuated. the death of fidel castro is one of the mild stone cuba has seen this year. >> cigar is brought back. p central to their culture. that's shaking up the cigar industry here. >> for generations of americans, cuban tobacco had long been a forbidden fruit. on this island, the seeds have changed are being planted >> now we have more american customers buying cuban cigars. shops in havana lighted up after president obama lifted the limit on bringing cigars in the u.s.
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. the world of advertising projecting an image is all important. jo ling kent tonight with the report. >> there was something extra special about 16 months we realized that he really likes the camera and loves the attention. >> the camera loves him. >> she decided to submit asher's head shot. it never occurred to her that his syndrome would prevent it? >> the agency e-mailed me back. she did not submit him
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looking for a -- >> when i realized that this was happening in the world with advertising, i was hurt. here is my little boy. i look at him and nothing's wrong with him. >> nothing sure what to do. she posted the experience out of facebook with this photo and before long, it went viral. >> the reaction shows that society's idea of beauty is companies need to evolve with it. >> the face is constantly changing and we know more and we ask for more. we are demanding more and opportunities. >> more brands are using models with disabilities including fisher price target at mcdonald's. that opportunity came for asher when his mom's facebook post caught the attention
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osh bgosh. he's a brand new face. >> i want people to realize that someone with a disability can do anything they can set their minds to. that does not define who he is. there are no limits on what he could do in his life. that message is the most beautiful of all. >> jo ling kent. >> that's a great message it is. that's nbc nightly night. up next, the panthers taking on the seattle seahawks. lester holt will be here tomorrow, i am kate snow, i will see you tomorrow on msnbc at 3:00 p.m. eastern,
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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. >> good evening, from seattle. desperation for the league's raining mvp, as cam newton and the carolina panthers visit russell wilson and the seattle seahawks on nbc's "sunday night football." >> we earned the right to be here. we're going to show them why they don't belong tonight. ? work ? >> for the past two seasons, this has been an intense playoff match-up. >> fires.

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