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tonight, migrant children in limbo.0 50reunited with their parents according to the government but where is the plan for the nearly 2,000 others? mothers waiting in agony. ta> she says her son was n away for seven days and she didn't know whe he was and couldn't communicate with him. she said she wanted to die. >> president trump to shift the focus to american families whose loved ones have been killed by you can dock undocumented immigrants.undocumented immigrants. dramatic body cam video. police open fire on a dog and injure a 9-year-old that officer facing charges. the major supreme court ruling on cell phones and when pocace use yours to track you.
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new revelations about a deadly self-driving uber crash. what pole say the person at the wheel was doing moments before impact. future of security, the new tool letting you skip the line at the stadium but at what cost to your privacy? caught on camera, a car goes airborne landing between two gas pumps, wait until you see what happens >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening and thank you ining us. tonight, as the government says it is reunited huneds of migrant families with their children, othersin ren limbo caught in a bureaucratic black hole despite the president's decision to end the policy of pa ting families who have illegally entered the u.s. this as we begin to see the faces and hear the voices of those who faced the reality of that policy. having their children taken from them. their stories tonight from n's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: tonight, s the governmes about 500 migrant children have been reunited with their still in limbo and two days after the
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president'reversal on family separation, a tearful reunion. e mother hugging her 7-year-old son darwin. the justice department agreed to release him after she sued in federal court. [speaking foreign language]. >> reporter: i started crying when i saw him because he's the only child i have she says. while the government keeps prosecuting migrants in court, authorities are scrambng to reunite families. i spoke to a woman from honduras with her 9-year-old son. they were separated at the border. do you know where your son is? ueva ys[sz pesqak ing saforeig language]. >> reporter: she says authorities told her they would only be apart 48 hours. it's now been ten days. the department of health and human services track of 2300 children who have been separated. w are working as fast as we possibly can to find safe homes fo >> reporter: they have
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a network of about 100 shelters7 states but have not allowed cameras inside. hhs provided these images. in mexico, she lives in thishelter with her 3-year-old daughter after making the grueling f trekm honduras. athe says u.s. immin officials separated her from her teenage son ruben before they were eventually deported. ys her son was taken away for seven days and she didn't know where he was and couldn't communicate with him. she says she wanted to die. tonight this family is reunited across the border but many others are still left waiting. hhs says the average stay of a child at its shelters is 57 days and an i.c.e. director of field operationstt ad today it is still unclear how family reunification will occur following the president's exutive order. lester. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. amid the and uncertainty of
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reuniting immigrant milies, president trump tried today to change the narrative as he painted the waves of migrantssecurity threat calling new attention to those who have crossed the border illegally and turned to violence. the president also threw republican lawmakers through a loop with an abrupt aboutface he immiation reform bill in congress. kristen welker has that story. >> reporter: tonight, president trumwith americans whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants. >> this isi have left, his ashes. i wear his ashes in a locket. this is how i get to hug my son. >> reporter: the president ruling out an argument for s zero tolerance immigration policy halling what these familie gone through permanent separation. >> permantly, they are not separated for a day or two days. they are permanently separated. r >>eporter: his contrast to the fierce backlash over his policy of separating migrant kids from
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their families at the border, something he just ended but now days afterrging congress to take further action on immigration. >> we need democrat votes to get it fixed. >> reporter: an aboutface tweeting republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after we elect more senators and congressmen, women in november. dems are playing games. w a move critin could sink a bill the house is set to vote on next week. >> i think that it probably killsff the possibility of immigration moving forward but never say never. >> reporter: the president seizing on revelations, this photo tee featuredn magazine covers asfeatured on magazine covers as an example of a child separated from they are parents is in fact, still with her mother. the president accusing democrats of telling phony stories of grief. >> reporter: aenior official says all of the kids have been accounted for but
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hundreds are separated from families and gathered outside the dhs secretary's home and agency headquarters demanding action. >> kristen welker, thank you. >> tonight we want to take you to the border where federal authoritieare against smugglers trying to ferry peop and often drugs into the united state h ave the story from one unit on the front line reporter: 88,000 square miles to protect and only 1700 officers to patrol it. >> we see huneds of people a day. >>eporter: the chief gabriel acosta says his team faces a dailwave of smugglers who bring migrants across the rio and river. >> as soon as they heard the boats, they go back to mexico. >> reporter: are they t igrants or smugglers? >> aleast two are smugglers that haven't made ent to the u.s. side. they are going back to mexico so deterrence
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is also success on our book. >> reporter: drugs are also being brought in this. week 41 ndles of meth seized in laredo, texas, worth more than $800,000.st h houses are a stop along the way, smugglers keep migrants in houses like the one seen in these photographs overnight four people caught trying to cross into t u.s. one woman pregnant. >> it's sad to see someone six months pregnant put themselves in th position where something could happen. >> reporter: agents on high alert to keep the border secure. we'll turn to the decision from the supreme court today that handed privacy andvocates a big victorimpacting all of us with cell phones. the court ruling that police cannot use your phone to track you unless tget approval from a judge. nbc justice correspondent pete williams has the story. >> reporter: we're a nation of nearly 400 million cell phos, ny of us have more than one. and today, the supreme court said police must get a search warrant
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for our phone records to track where we've been. as we move our phones keep reconnecting to the nearest cell phone and each connectio and each connectioo and each connectiow and each connectioe and each connectior and each connectioand each connectio and each connection leaves a record,di tal trail. in cities full of towers, sometimes the police can tell where we've been down to the ecific block. police seek that data tens of thousands of time as year but in a 5-4 decision the supreme court said it's such a detailed record of our movements, it turns on into an ankle monitor so we expect it to be private and the police will usually need a court order to get it. >> we have a solid majority of five justices that recognize the divisions we're carrying around in our pockets and purses can be a threat to privacy ngand they are goio hold the government to account. od >> reporter: tay's ruling says the police can still get the phone records without a search warrant when soone is threatened with harm or a suspect is getting away but civil liberty grou hos it leads to privacy guarantees for
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personal everything from y amazon's alexia to smart home appliances.pe williams, nbc news at the supreme court. h >> revelations about a crvolving a self-driving uber car. police say it was entirely avoidable and that the backup human dr er was streaming a tv show at the time. the accident was caured on dashcam in march now criminal charges could be filed. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on the story. >> reporter: the fatal self-driving uber accident captured on dashcam was avoidable say police. investigators bling the safety driver for being distracted. moments before the video appears to show the driver looking down perhaps at her phone. r obtaining search warrants and reaching out to netflix and hulu investigators say raphael was streaming
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television episodes for three hours watching "the voice" at the time police believe thect was hit outside the crosswalk at 39 miles an hour. >> unfortunate we've seen a number of deaths because people are relying on is technology thaot designed to take over for human capabilities. >> reporter: in their report, investigators say had vasquez been paying attention, the car could have been stopped 42 feet bethre crash. the ntsb says the operator began braking after the impact. >> the question is there enough safety built in before we deploy these vehicles? right now it would seem the answer is no. >> reporter: tonight, uber says we have a strict policoh iting mobile device usage for anyone operating self-driving vehicles. a criminal review of the case is now underway and charges could soonollow. miguel almaguer, nbc news. now to the newly released police body cam video showing what responded to a call to
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a house in wichita kansa, kansas. it shows how one officer opened fire at bullet fragments hit a young girl. it was chaotic scene nbc's ann thompson has details. >> reporter: wichita police wespond to a suicidal manith a gun last december tt choked a dog. >> the gun is in the bedroom. >> reporter: in seconds, their investigation goes awry. >> okay. got a dog side here, too. whoa. [ gunshots ]. e >> reporter: tak another look, the body ce cam of then ofr dexter bets showa om with four children. then a barking and ing dodge. he fires two shots at the dog missing it. but bullet fragments botrike the 9-year-old girl ave the eye. outside the child's mother, danielle maples who made the 91
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1 call is with her husband who had allegedlthreatened suicide and other officers. >> i remember asking and screaming saying what have you done? >> reporter: cops clear the house and call ems. the three other d hildren are putn a squar and officer bets. weeks later hefis d and faces trail, accused of being reckless, firing his gun while close to the girl. bets' atrney insists the officer's actions were intentional trying to avoid being attacked by the dog. the girl did not lose her eye or sight. she has a scar and says her attorney, horrific memories. ann thompson, nbc news. millio under a severe weather threat tonight across several states. flash flood watches are in effect from indiana to virginia where storms dropped over 7 inches of rain in a matter of hours in richmond flding airport runways and roads. storms are expected to bring heavy rain acro much of the eastern half of the country tonight and this weekend.
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turning now overseas to the women who are on the brink of a historic change. this weekend saudi arabia will lift the long-time ban on wom drivers. a ban that has sparked outrage around the world. now tens of thousands of saudi women are ready for their turn in the driver's seat. kelly cobiella has the story. >> reporter: saudi s>> reporter: i go carts tonight but in less than 24 hours, saudi women will be allowed to drive on real roads. do you feel the sense of freedom f edom and control and responsibility. >> reporter: the ultra conservative country announced an end to the ban on women drivers last fall opening women only driving school tens of thousands have applied. >> the second i heard that we're going to drive, i'm like sign me u yeah. i'll do that. i'll drive. >> reporter: more than 6 million saudi women e driving age, already shopping for cars and being hired
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to sell them fueling a belief this is more about the economy than equality. many of the women who fought for the right to drive are being targeted. at lea ten women's rights activists were arrested last month. some were released and others branded as traitors in progovernment papers. tonight, dads can help their daughters learn to drive. >> when i was her age, i was excited to drive my car so i want to give her the chance. so to feel the same things. >> feels awesome. >> reporter: but she like all saudi women can't work, travel or get married without a man's permission. those frms will have to wait. kelly cobiella, nbc news. there is a lot more ahead tonight by keeping you safe. an end to the long airport security lines maybe coming to a ballpark near you. a scene of devastation in one neighborhood. what caused this house to explode.
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friday look of those who have gone above and beyond. a description that uld certainly apply to the thousands of americans that responded to the childreneft in limbo and at the center of a swirling controversy. >> these are the photos that have captivated the world. they shook charlotte and dave to their core. we>> we felt like ad to do something for these kids. they are like our
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kids. >> they set up a facebook page called reunite an immigrant parent with their child. the goal, raise $1500 to help with an immigrant family's legal fees. the donations and comments poured in. we're better than this. #reunite. this is my america. we will change the situation. so far, they have raised over mi9 ion. >> i think it's fair to say that the concern about this is broader than simply a single political party or small segment of society. >> o of the donations came from carolina a her mother martha. for them, this was personal. >> i remember feeling the fear in the water ercrossing that bo >> martha crossed the border with a 3-year-old carolina decades ago fleeing colombia. she was also seven months pregnant, all e now american citizens. >> i know why these parents are doing this. they want a better kids. or t >> i was not separated thankfully, i felt for the people and i decided to donate and
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my share it with friends and family. >> and they did help. all the money raised zas being donated to an organition in south texas that offers free and low cost legal services to immigrants. >> there have been a lot of tears, tears of joy at our offices this week. it's beyond belief and puts us into a state of numb shock at viewing the web page tnd the funding that's comeough. >> an outpouring by ou hundreds of nds of americans doing their part to help families they may never know. and k program note, we'll take a closer look at this immigration issue this sunday on a special edition of "dateline."we ppreciate you spending part of your evening with us. that is "nightly news" for this friday night. t. i'm lester h for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night.
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