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charged with murder. french officials say he played a central role in the planning andogistics but backed out before the first shots were fired. at the same time, new details emerged of how authorities tracked him down and how he got away one last time before he was finally caught. the latest. >> reporter: police are standing guard outside the apartment where abdeslam was captured yesterday. it's along the street there. today, the police have been questioning him. officials say he has been providing answers. charged with participating in terrorist murder, salah abdeslam was transferred in a convoy escted by a police chopper to a high security prison today. shot in the leg in last night's raid, abdeslam is coopering, his lawyer says. admitting driving some attackers to paris
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prosecutor. claiming he planned to blow himself up then backacked. victims of the attack taking it in tonight. >> i wouldn't say it's a relief that he has been arrested. i felt numb. >> reporter: they want to see him under trial. he is vowing a legal fight. >> refuse extradition to france. >> reporter: his capture stunning. nbc news has new details. tuesday under a house raid that led to a shootout, one was killed. abdeslam escaped across a roof according to a terrorism expert. on thursday, at a fural for abdeslam's brother, police confiscated cell phones from friends and family, a move that may have helped them track him friday. his capture potentially helping police hunt down more isis jihadists who traveled to europe
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>> isis infiltrated at least between 25,0 to 50, 60 people in europe during the last summer and the last fall. >> reporter: yesterday we won an important battle belgian's prime minister telling europeans. we have not won the war. >> the most that the family wants tosk salah abdeslam is why. why have you done that? with who? which is a very important question. >> reporter: tonight, 24 hours after these dramatic raids, borders across europe are on alert for accomplices who may be on the run. tonight, the french prosecutor says abdeslam's first account of what happened here should be treated with caution. if he really did leave here to head to paris to take part in the attacks, then that could have seen more killed. >> thank you.
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southern russia are trying to figure out what caused a boeing 737 to crash on landing. the weather is among the issues being considered. the plane had flown to russia electric dubai. >> reporter: the impact sudden. the fireball all consume consuming. the final moments caught on this security camera video obtained by state-owned russian levision. officials say the plane exploded trying to land during a severe storm. at dawn, emergency crews searched the wreckage sorting through debris and charred luggage. there were no survivors. the crash killed all 62 people on board. inside the airport, 600 miles south of moscow, crews tried to comfort devastated family. the 737 jet w carrying 55 passengers, including four children and seven crew members. most russian citizens. the plane flying in from the united arab
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but was forced to abort because of weather, circling for two hours before trying to land again. this relative saying, it's terrible. they flew so many miles to die so close to home. investigators say they have recovered both flight data recorders. the cause is not known. investigators say weather could be a factor. they are looking into whether a mechanical malfunction or pilot error may be to blame. the ntsb sending a team out as well. >> i would like to express the devastation we all feel. >> reporter: the carrier is a newer budget airline with no history a catastrophic crash. russians are paying their respects with roses. ss as families grieve. u.s. military officials say an american marine was killed in an isis rocket attack in northern iraq. three others were injud in the attack south of mosul.
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small outpost. iraqi troops are preparing for an assault on mosul, a large city that has been held by isis for almost two years. two americans were killed, at least among the four people in a a suicide bomb attack in turkey today. it happened in istanbul in the middle of a shopping district. last week,,nother attack left 35 peoplele dead in the capital. three dozen people were injurededn today's explosion. the stop trump campaign heaead up today in arizona as the republican front runner campaigned in that state which holds its primary tuesday. immigration is a key issue. the latest tonight in hallie jackson in arizona. >> reporter: stopping traffic, hoping to stop trump, protesters filled this phoenix street. and arrests, arguments. again, after these angry scenes in salt lake city last night.
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for trump's rallies in arizona, ground zero for the political battle over immigration. today, trump appearing with the governor and and a sheriff. >> this country has a big, big problem with illegal immigration. >> reporter: he is ramping up attacks on mitt romney after he said he would vote for ted cruz. >> he is a total stiff. did he let us down? this guy is a loser. did he let us down? >> reporter: trump not mentioning romney's faith today in arizona butaking aim in utah. >> are you sure he is a mormon? are we sure? >> reporter: it could backfire. >> mitt romney is known as the mormon jfk. you don't go to a state dominated by a religion and question one of the heros of that religion. >> reporter: trump raised eyebrows by raising questions about his rival's religion before. cruz discovered himself. >> not too many evangelicals come out of cuba. okay?
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in his words stop going to the gutter. >> that has no place in politics. that's wrong. it's disgataceful to call into faith the another. >> reporter:ruz backing up the man giving him begrudging endorsement. cruz campaigned with mike lee today. >> for mike, the passion. >> reporter: he is cruz's only endorser. a sign the establishment doesn't know who they want. protesters know who they don't want. outside trump tower in manhattan, staging this. late tonight in the midst of near constant interruption here, a violent ingscident. someone kicking a protester then taking
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trump calling it a disgrace. >> thank you very much. as the protest movement heats up, we wanted to get a sense of what it is about. here is our report. >> when i say stop, you say trump. >> reporter: it happened as they planned it. the at rested. the clashes with police. and bystanders. are you worried you will be arrested? >> that's a risk we are willing to take if donald trump continues to become president and the rhetoric continues, more of our families will be hurt. >> reporter: they met in secret making signs, preparing maps. then their moment of truth. >> we're here to end it and shut that down. >> reporter: we tagged along at a human rights organization, which fights for the rights of local undocumented immigrants shut down the main road to the trump ent for hours, trapping hundreds of cars. they were ready for
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they chained themselves to their cars. they were arrested. all part of the plan. in salt lake city last night, hundreds of protesters. mostly bernie sanders supporters supporters. you want donald trump to know he is not welcome here? >> abablutely. >> reporter: rallying they say against hate. but clashing with hundreds of trump supporters. and then with police. the grass-r-rts effort to silence the front runner more organized, bold andndrgent than ever before. the billionaire business mogul never more popular. never more hated. much more on the campaign tomorrow morning on "meet the press." governor john kasich will be among the guests. officials in new jersey began testing
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in the faucets and fountains of all of the public schools. newark deals with what c/uld be a threat to children exposed to elevated levels of lead. >> reporter: anger and frustration as parents drop their kids off at school. this week, water was shut off at 30 pubc schools with unsafe levels of lead. >> theoment that they knew something was wrong with the water, the school should@have been closed down. >> reporter: 17,000 students are being offered free blood tests. >> we are putting lead in our bodies. >> hoping the kids will be all right. reporter: they released data that showed lead levels were at or over the federal limit in 12% of samples dating back to 2012. the new school super continue dent superintendent is demanding tests at each of the 67 schools. what do you say to concerned parents? >> i understand that sentiment.
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get inappropriate levels of lead from a chip of paint that has lead or dust that has lead in homes. >> reporter: the dad ta data shows it is nowhere near as high as flint. that still doesn't give them peace of mimi. >> where are you? with all of this goioi on, christie? >> reporter: he says officials have been monitoring the situation but didiricts weren't required to report to the state. >> they have had lead levels before. they worked on remediation. >> reporter: the mayor says he didn't know. officials not reporting information is part of the problem. by keeping it a secret, they stripped the people of their power? >> you strip the people of the city of their authority to make a decision about what they think is right for themselves and their families. that's where the problem really lies. >> reporter: a problem in need of a solution to protect its most precious natural resource.
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the will to do it for ourselves, do it for our children. as you have probably heard by now, theje's snow in the forecast tomorrow for many people in the northeast on the first day of spring. how much snow? dylan dreyer has been busy studying the forecast models. >> good evening. it looks like this storm is going to stay out to sea, which the american model ironically has been saying the whole tiue. we have been hedging our bets because the european model had thls developing as a strong nor'easter oser to the coast. it's still organizing. it will strengthen throughout the day on sunday. we have winter storm watches in rhode island and southeastern massachusetts because as it stays to the southeast of nantucket, they're our area where we could see our best chance of accumulateing snow, especially the arm of cape cod. intounday morning, this area of low pressure develops off north carolina. that's when we will see wind start to increase, scattered
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virginia and north carolina. then as we go into sunday night, the storm intensifies off southeastern massachusetts. southeastern massacacsetts and rhode island have the best chance of seeing accumulating snow with cape cod seeinggs snow. the european model hanging on to two to four in boston, one to two in new york. the american model really doesn't have a lot ofccumulating snow for the cities. just mountain snow. i think this is going to be a near miss. most of i i is going to stay offshore. southeast earn mass has the best chance of snow. when "nightly news" continues this saturday, why growing numbers of teenagers are deciding they don't need a driver's license right away. later, bring on the air dancers. their role in trying to keep unwanted visitors off the look, the wolf was huffing and puffing. like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe.
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>> reporter: at this high school in seattle, she's far from alone. show of hands, who doesn't have their driver's license? everyone in this group relies on the city bus or their owntwo feet. >> i have friends that drive and a lot that dod't. it's like 50/50. >> reporter: it's a national trend. fewer teens are rushing to the dmv when they turn 16. a report by the university of michigan found in 1983, 80% of 18-year-olds had a license. by 2014, that number dropped to 60%. why? >> i can't afford it. >> insurance. we don't have the money forinsurance. >> mainly because i think my mom is scared for me to get one. >> reporter: researchers say teens today are too busynd surprisingly can rely on the mily. >> there's a recen phenomenon with children driving their kids to school. >> reporter: uber and lyft offer a way to t around.
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can call your friends. >> even though it's uncomfortable, it can be annoying to ask people, it works. >> reporter: for studts who are getting a license, many must now pay commercial companies like defensive driving schools because fewer public schools are offering driver's ed. as for millie -- >> i feel okay. >> reporter: she's in no rush. life is fast enough already, even without a license to drive. up next, the newest ins what if ononpiece of kale could protect you from diabetes? what if one sit-up could prevent heart disease? one. wishful thinking, right? but there is one step you can take to help prevent another serious disease. pneumococcal pneumonia. if you are 50 or older, one dose of the prevnar 13 vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia, an illness that can cause coughingngchest pain, difficulty breathing, and may even put you in the hospital. even if you have a aeady been vaccinated
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the scene on the coast of oregon this week where it has come to this. air dancers,yes. air dancers placed on the docks to scare away the sea lions that cause damage each year. everything else failed to keep them away, including plastst fencing and a fake whale. officials are hoping the dancers will have the right moves. some cheetah cubs with getting special attention at t t cincinnati zoo. they were born after a rare c-section performed by vets. they are undergoing critical care at the nursery. cheetah's are endangered with a worldwide population estimated at 9 to 12,000. he is a social media star on facebook d twitter. now pope francis is on instagram. the pope's firir post
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me, in nine languages, racked up more than 120,000 likes in the first few hours online. it comes on the third anniversary of the pope's inauguration. in case you missed it, confirmation that march madness is well under way. texas brings it down the court, ties it up. watch this. with less than three seconds to go, northernrn iowa with one final heave. there it went. northern iowa wins it in stunning fashion, 75-72. week back in a moment with the sounds of cuba and dreams of
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finally tonight, when president obama travels to cuba tomorrow, it will be most symbolic action yet as the two countries normalize relations. so many people are anticipating the possibilities this new era will bring. including musicians. both here and there. this woman has arrived and is living her dream. >> when you try to be a jazz singer, to be is to be in the place. >> the music soulful. the rhythms race through her veins. >> my blood is like
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it can go like so but at the same time can get like crazy. >> much she admits like her caribbean homeland. >> canit can become -- in can change. >> change seen by the warming relations between the u.s. and cuban government, now opening the door to a new era of young cuban musicians. that change cannot come soon enough for this miami musician. he left cuba over 20 years ago. in his song, he longs to return. >> i got a big problem cuba. i talk bad about the government. >> for speaking out, he was detained. threatened with a long jail sentence. uncertain of his fate if he returns, he left behind his mother, daughter and has a grandson he has never met. >> i spend all my life without my family. it's very sad. very, very sad.
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>> he recognize ss there areeew opportunityies outside of cuba. he dreamam of bringing his music home. >> it's okay. >> both believe change will take time. >> i hope. i hope they have a good future for cuba. i hope. >> i'm hoping because we need it. both. lester holt will report fbom havana tomorrow. that's nbc newt"nbc nightly news." for all of us here at
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