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november's terror attacks in paris has been taken alive. 130 people died in that awful night last november when isis terrorists massacred concert--goers and patrons at a restaurant. all but one of the attackers were killed within days as the last slipped across the border into belgium, and it was there in a dramatic police raid today that elusive suspect was shot and wounded and taken into custody. nbc's keir simmons has late details from brussels. >> reporter: gunfire on a sidewalk special forces aim at a suspect. they drag him to a police car. he's falled and then bundled into the back and a crowded street close by people flee as more gunfire erupts, and live on belgian television an explosion. the dramatic police raids capturing europe's most wanted terrorist, 26-year-old
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run since the paris massacre which killed 130 people. tonight president obama called to congratulate belgium's prime minister who appeared with the french president announcing the news. abdeslam, one of ten isis members identified by investigators as taking part in the paris attacks, all now either died carrying them out, were killed or captured. he had been on the run from police for four months. the morning after the attacks he's seen on surveillance video in northern france at a gas station. he caught aide with friends and then making it through a border checkpoin and into belgium. the manhunt accelerating when his suspected suicide vest was found abandoned in paris later that month. twice since, once in december and again tuesday, prosecutors said his fingerprints had been found in raids in brussels, and the key breakthrough
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neighborhood of molembique. a suspect is shot dead after abdeslam was thought to have slipped away but tonight police closed in hon him. the top terror suspect who was able to avoid capture fororo long, even in a major european capital, now oviding investigators with an intelligence gold mine. >> this case is all about intelligence, the ability to look and see ifhere are other pending attacks or those that are in place right now. additionally they will be looking at other co-conspirators co-conspirators, other members of the organization. abdeslam was found in this neighborhood just streets from his childhood home. meanwhile tonight the french president saying there were many more people involved in the paris attacks than was first thought. lester? >> keir simmons tonight in belgium, thanks. our chief foreign correspondenen richard engel has covered this manhunt from paris to richard, what do you >> reporter: left, i think the most revealing aspect of all of this is
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why did he go back to his home neighborhood, and i think it reveals how isolated he was. you see, from isis' perspective abdeslam was a failure. the other attackers all died in the attack, and if you're an isis suide commando the group does not expect you to suive. he couldn't go to syria now having failed in this attack. he couldn't slip away back into isis-held territory, so he went back home where he still had a network of friends and supporters who were able to shelter him. perhaps the belgian authorities should have been looking in the most obvious place all along. lester? >> and the question, of course, what can he tell authorities? richard, thank you. let's turn now to a late-break political development here at home. just two weeks after his scathing public dressing down of donald trump, mitt romney has announced he'll vote for ted cruz in next week's utah primary. the 2012 republican nominee is not calling ittan endorsement, but he's being quite open about his motivation. hallie jackson is
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tell us more about this, h ha llie. >> reporter: sure, lester. this move by mitt romney is like a bat signal to the rest of the establishment to get on board behind ted cruz who is campaigning on thehe border in arizona today, but utah were romney's influence coulul make the most difference. they have modelled their path to the nomination on not just winning utah but winning big to scoop up every delegate and cut into donald trump's lead but don't call this an endorse president. mitt romney isn't. instead he says conservaves should unite behind cruz to force an open convention and that tells us two things, first, that the establishment hasn't fully settled necessarily on who it's for, although it knows who it's against and, second, how serious party leaders are that a contested convention is the most plausible way to stop trump. >> listen, in my book when someone says i'm voting for you andnd i encourage everyone else to vote for you, that's pretty darn
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that and take that happily. >> reporter: all of this a blow to john kasich, lester, with romney calling a vote for him a vote for trumpism. >> all right. hallie jackson tonight, thanks. we're going to get reaction to this from the trump campaign. nbc's katy tur has that for us. katy, what are you hearing. >> reporter: hey there, lester, donald trump is responding in typical donald trump fashion tweeting that mitt romney is a failed presidential candidate, a mixed-up man who choked in 2012. now, although romney's support could help ted cruz in iowa, it is important to note that this is a very conservative state, much likeiowa, much like oklahoma. both of which ted cruz won and donald trump lost. still, trump is campaigning there, even amid news and some serious security concernsor him and his family. >> reporter: security around donald trum tightening as new threats target the gop front-runner and his family.
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task force now investigating a suspicious envelope filled with white powder delivered to trump's son eric in his new york city home. preliminary tests show the powder was notot hazardous, but police sourced tell nbc news the letter, postmarked mass marks demanded donald trump drop out and threatened the contents o@ the next envelope won't be fake. >> this is a call to arms. >> reporter: and n the hacker group anonymous declaring total war on trump. >> we needou to dismantle this campaign and sabotage his brand. >> reporter: the group promising to expose the billionaire, now posting personal information, including his social security number. so much of that information was already available online. still, the secret service is investigiging alongside the fbi and wrapping up their presence around the candidate himself after a man tried to jump a barricade to rush the stage at a rally in dayton, ohio. >> you have counterassault assets
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assets, this says to me that this is a grave threat. >> reporter: trump is back on the trail in utah and so are the protesters preparing to disrupt the candidate in salt lake tonight and arizona tomorrow. katy tur, nbc news, new york. >> just in time for the start of spring, a big snow storm is barreling across the country from the rockies to the mid-atlantic and all the way up to new england, but how much impact it's said to have depends on which super powerful computer is right. for years the u.s. has lagged behind in the technology to keep up with european forecasters, b as al roker reports, this season that's about to change. >> here's the storm time line. we're going to see the snow mixing with some rain sunday morning >> reporter: east coast bracing for a potentiaia nor'easter this weekend. >> we're definitely getting snow on sunday into monday. >> reporter: forecast from d.c. to boston, snow, on the first day of spring, but just how much? that's the million dollar question, why? the models.
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new york city, around 8 to 10 inches of snow. up into new england 12 inches or more. the american mold almost nothing. so which is right? >> the actual positioning. front -- >> reporter: his torically the european model. it predicted the track of sandy and joaquin thanks to a superior super computer. just outside of london at the european center for medium-range weather forecasts the take a ton of data, crunch it through a supercomputer, one of the fastest in the world, producing what many say is e gold standard of weather models, the europea models. >> what we are doing is we're adjusting the whole trajectory of the model in time over 12 hours, every 12 hours, using observation so it's a continuum, more continuous fit of the model to the observations. redevelops. >> reporter: but back in the national weather service, they are doing their part to close the gap. urgent efforts to ensure m me accurate forecasting. they now have two new
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>> you need the world's fastest computers because we are talking are very complex formulation of the atmosphere and we're lag significantly in the computing power. >> reporter: now, lester, they are catching up, and this storm may be one where we see parity has been gained. you look at what's going on. the american model and the european model, the european mod sell coming closer to what the american model originally showed. on saturday rain and snow in d.c. and philadelphia, and heavier snow as you get into the appalachians. as we get into suny evening, snow increasing from new york city to new enand, heaviest sunday night, and then by monday it's just about over. a lot of strong wind and much cold ker and the snow ends by afternoon and look at the difference in terms of accumulation. european 2 purchases from new york city and bostononhe heaviest and the american model much less and it seems like the european model with each run is coming closer to what the american model ys. >> and we don't get a vote. >> exactly. >> happy spring, by the way. >> you bet.
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troubling story developing out of wiping where more than a does u.s. airmen assign ed are suspended amid reports that they are the subjects of drug scandals. jim miklaszewski has the report. >> reporter: they guard one of america's most powerfulluclear arsenals and now they are under investigation for ilcit drug activity. the 14 airmen are part of the support for the nuclear missiles. all 14 were suspended from duty earlier this week after reports they were involved in illicit drug activities. air force officials refused to reveal the nature of the offense or drugs involved, but said the activityy occurred while the 14 junior airmen were off base and off duty, and it had no impact on security for the nuclear arsenal. >> this is something that the air force has beenrying and
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years, and they do need to get to the bottom of this to correct these problems which do compromise the security. >> it's the third scandal in nine years involving the u.s. nuclear commission. nine nuclear weapons officers were fired in a cheat willing scandal at mal strom air force base in montana monand four commanders were ousted after the air force lost track of six neapons at minot air base in north dakota. this time they launched a quick investigation in order to erase one more black mark on their nuclear mission. lesterer >> thank you. bail has been revoked for a formrm prep school student when he was convicted of mimiemeanor sexual assault against a fellow student. a judge said owen labrie repeatedly violated the court-imposed curfew@ and sent him straight to jail to begin
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>> i'm going to revoke bail. >> reporter: owen la brie, no longer a free man led out of a new hampshire court. >> guilty. >> la brie was out on bail under strict conditions while his case was appealed having been convicted of a misdemeanor sexual assault of and underage classmate when the two were at an elite prep school. after a report tweeted about him visiting a girlfriend last month at harvard the prosecutor investigated whether he violated his 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. curfew. the defense admittete la brie had missed curfew but argued he was visiting with lawyers or taking classes. he chose wrongly, your honor, admittedly, to try to fly under the radar. >> reporter: la brie's case gained national attention when the trial revealed an leged ritual at the st. paul school neon as the senior salute when seniors ask out freshmen, sometimes for sex. [ laughter ] brie now faces up to a
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his attorneys deciding whether to appeaea the jail revocation. >> never have i seen anybody having their bail revoked because of going to college or classes. >> none compliance is subject to penalties. >> reporter: so tonight the 20-year-old is behind bars. kristen dahlgren, nbc news, concord, new hampshire. still ahead here tonight, risky combination, how you may knowingly sabotage your medical medications with something millions takevery day. and you never know woman: it's been a journeyto get where i am. and i didn't get here alone. there were people who listened along the way. people who gave me options. kept me on track. and through it all, my retirement never got left behind. so today, i'm prepared for anything
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very talented kids. and somehow navigate some quirky conversation. >> where are your balls? >> reporter: his facial expressions take over when words just won't do. >> you can't produce a 6-year-old. he doesn't remember what ylu told him to say. he doesn't care, and neither do i, so that's the magic. >> reporter: "little big shots" is the sleeper success of the season, tapping into that tried and true tradition of something the whole family y n enjoy together. >> oh. >> reporter: the show's co-executive producers ellen degeneres. >> it's a talent show but not a competition. everyone's a winner. >> art linkletter and the kids. >> reporter: in the '50s and '60s folks were glued to the tube and art linkletter's "house party" where kids often said the darnedest things.
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thing about school for you? >> buttoning my pants. >> reporter: and perhaps there's another reason we're watching. >> it's during this election year where adults are behaving badly. here can you actually see the future of the country through the kids as opposed to the politicians. >> reporter: this teeny tiny talent time is clearly a hit with kids of all agag. kevin tibbles, nbc news, chicago. >> and that's going to do it for us on a friday night. auick program note. this broadcast will originate from cuba beginning sunday as president obama becomes the first president in more than 80 years to visit that country. we'll see you from ththe. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for
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night. who's that girl? the 17-year-old indecently exposed by madonna, speaks out today. >> is madge in trouble? now on "extra." madonna's shocking flash dance with a teenaged girl. >> [ bleep ]. >> this morning at work, my phone was blowing up. >> was the racy stunt planned? and could madonna be in hot water? j-lo breaks down in tears as a domestic abuse survivor sings her heart out. >> it takes a lot of strength to overcome those things in your life, baby. >> why the performance triggered such an emotional reaction from the superstar.
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mamah maker for sean penn and el chapo breaking her silence. >> aren't you angry at him? >> yes, a little bit. >> was the meeting really about a movie?e? then it's hollywood's guilty pleasure addiction. we sneak peekhe next explosive episode of "the people versus o.j. simpson." >> nicole's blood is everywhere. >> plus, in the "extra" feed, supermodel, super couples news, and superman. and jennifer garner roasted by her adorable co-star. >oes my breath smell? >> now on "extra" from universal studios hollywood, the entertainment capital of l.a. >> hey, everyone. welcome to "extra." i'm m mio lopez. coming up, an oscar winner down 32 pounds. we're going to reveal who he is. also coming up, mario, jenny mccarthy and donny wahlberg turn our times square jumbotron into the kiss cam. but firsttoday, the original queen of shock madonna

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