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o late. or make me feel like i'm not really "there." talk to your doctor, and call 844-234-2424. it's wednesday, november 17th the northwest is on the brink. record daily news of rain and flood, setting off mudslides and forcing hundreds from their homes as people scram him to rescue residents. consequential outcomes the jury in the kyle rent house double homicide trial will soon start day two of deliberations the state of georgia rests their case in the ahmaud aubrey trial. the fda may be seeing a rise if
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new cases just a week before thanksgiving jury selection has begun in the sex trafficking trial of jeffrey epstein associatll l guillain maxwell a ceo tours gm's factory that will forever change how america drives "early today" starts right now hi there, i'm frances rivera. >> i'm phillip mena. the pacific northwest is reeling after rain swept through. several hundred,000 homes are without power as crews pull people from dev78 situation if devastating mudslides. >> reporter: this deadly and devastating deluge delivering an unrelenting proceed to the northwest a. quad trumple catastrophe, record rain, fierce flooding, whipping winds, multiple mudslide. >> there the a lot of water.
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it's only getting higher. >> reporter: with northern washington state in the storm's bulls eye, more than 500 peos d fear the canadian border >> it's a very small child. >> reporter: the coast guard plucking a baby, three children and six adults from fast rising waters in just hours, six inches of rain swamped the region. a state of emergency amid these deadly conditions. >> it's bad. it's pretty deep it's fast. >> reporter: sarah and her 15-year-old son waded through freezing water until fishing boats could rescue them. >> it's up to our knees the, our ankles and outside in our yard, it's up to my waist in spots. >> reporter: facing peril on both sides of the border, helicopters lifted 300 to safety a. highway buckled and a landslide killed at least one in canada
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back-to-back atmospheric rivers dropping rain in 31 days the wettest fall on record for seattle. with climate change fueling the intensity and frequency of storms hike these, powerful gusts nearly toppled a big rig over the side of a towering bridge as landslides reshaped the geography here the brunt of the storm has passed but not the flooding. one disaster now followed by another for a region still deep in misery. the flood waters in this area may persist for several days rivers in this region are just cresting right now and could take several hours, if not days to slowly level out. we are told 90% of the west is in extreme drought conditions. this is one of the few areas that simply does not need more water. back to you. >> my goodness, miguel, thank you. after eight days of testimony and 23 witnesses, the
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prosecution rested its case in the murder trial of ahmaud aubrey he testified he was shot at close range and the death was multiple gunshot wound the jury saw his bloody, wounded body, too brafk to show here at one point aubrey's mother waublgd out of the room. defense attorney kevin geoff tried to object to reference jesse jackson. >> which pastor is next? will rafael war knock be the next appearance? the warnock family are giving up seats. the seats in the public gallery of the courtroom are fought like court side seats in the lakers game >> mr. geoff, i'm not sure what you are doing. i have already ruled on this court's position with regard to the gallery. >> today the defense will begin
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laying out their case. day two of jury deliberations are set to begin in the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse. tensions are high in kenosha, wisconsin, as residents there await a vempblth our jay grey has more. >> reporter: let's set the stage this jury came in, started deliberations about 9:00 central time they paused for launch and asked the judge only one question, if he can give them copies for everyone of the jury instructions and the charging sheets and from there on, they have been working non-stop behind closed doors. no indication, no reaction to what's going on in this first day of deliberations we have seen the crowd outside the courthouse grow a bit. protesters making sure their voices are heard as that jury continues their work we have those in favor of kyle rittenhouse being allowed to walk out of this courtroom and those who say he should go to jail for life. that's what this jury is trying to determine where in that spectrum kyle
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rittenhouse, 18, now 17 at the time will land it comes after two weeks of testimony. about 30 witnesses, including kyle rittenhouse, himself. with some back and forth between prosecutors and the judge. for now, though, this is all in the hands of the jury and next words we will hear will be from that group that's the latest from here in kenosha, i'm jay grey, now, back to you. >> all right thank you, jay president biden is back on the road today touting his newly-signed law to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. he is headed to detroit to tour general motor's new electric vehicle assembly plant we will have a look at why it is so special in the show meanwhile, peter alexander has the latest on the biggest spending bill. >> reporter: president biden showcasing a decaying 80-year-old new hampshire bridge fast tracked for repairs, thanks to his infrastructure package.
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>> when you see these -- you will feel what i feel. pride. pride at what we can do together as the united states of america. >> reporter: the president's trip an effort to demonstrate real results about the economy, amid record inflation, impacting everything from gas to groceries. >> yourlife will change for th better that's literal. >> reporter: still, many projects are likely to begin for months, if not longer. it comes over a pending showdown over a social and climate spending plan. house speaker nancy pelosi is pressuring democrats to vote on the bill this week but holdout senator joe manchin remains worried about inflation, unconvinced the president's massive suspending proposal will lower every day costs for americans. >> i hear it when i go to the grocery store or the gas station, they say are you as mad as i am the i say, absolutely.
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>> reporter: it follows president biden's first global summit with president xi jinping. >> i am very happy to see my old friend. >> reporter: during the three-and- the poor human rights record and its aggression towards taiwan. though trade was not a major topic. no breakthroughs, but no new flares of tension either as for senate democrat's new goal of passing the social spending plan by christmas on tuesday, joe manchin pushed to delay the bill says he has a lot of concerns about that time line frances. >> peter, thank you. a san fernando valley couple convicted in an $18 million covid-19 relief fraud case has gone missing now the fbi has launched a manhunt to find them authorities say the 43-year-old and his wife were sentenced to federal prison on tuesday, but they have been missing since late august. officials believe the couple removed their gps devices, left
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a note for their children and took off together. relatives contend the pair were kidnapped. he was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison, his wife was given six years. let's get more on the wicked weather out west and a strong front headed east. janessa webb joins us. good morning. >> reporter: hi, good morning, we're over all the wet conditions we are seeing for the pacific northwest. we will give that area some time to dry out it's the rockies today they're dealing with lingering snow but that entire front has shifted to the east and its really the mid-west this afternoon. i'm watching now, not a lot of moisture this morning that's currently in place. it starts to collide with that warmer air that will spark up strong storms from chicago to memphis this afternoon. that entire front shifts into the mid-atlantic, washington, d.c. to boston tomorrow afternoon, definitely will be a wet one. you know for your evening commute we'll see at
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15-to-20 degrees boise 41 this is canadian arctic air. that's about to surge in we'll talk about that womaning up >> all right things are about to change janessa, thank you the famed staples center in los angeles is getting renamed for the first time since opening its doors. starting on christmas, the home of the lakers, clippers, sparks and kings will be known as the arena as a part of a 20-84 naming rights deal the l.a. times is reporting the crypto currency site paid upward of $700 million for that name change it's already getting mixed reaction on social media you know when you spend that
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much money it's like it doesn't really matter. >> it will be tough for us to remember it will roll off staples center. now capping to the app we got an exclusive look inside general motors. a few electric factory ahead the tria maxwell we are back in 60 seconds. try febreze fabric refresher. febreze's water-based formula deeply penetrates fabrics to eliminate trapped food odors as it dries. spray febreze fabric refresher when you clean up after meals to ensure your entire home smells fresh and clean. try febreze fabric refresher. brand power. helping you buy better. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger.
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amove a pfizer booster for anyone 18 and up per shespective jurors for guillain maxwell shy is accused of recruiting girls for the late jeffrey epstein. >> reporter: over a year ago, federal agents descended upon a rural town in new hampshire, the long time friend to jeffrey epstein. >> maxwell played a critical role in identifying, befriend and groom minor victims for abuse. in some cases, maxwell participated in the abuse, her set. >> the jury selection beginning, maxwell faces eight charges, including transporting minors for the purpose of sexual acts with epstein prosecutors say she gloomd groomed underage girls, luring
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them with shopping trips and groomed them for sex acts. among the perspective questions jurors are asked is how familiar which that are guillain maxwell or jeffrey epstein to determine if any are coming in with their minds already made up. the arrest say jeffrey epstein died by suicide in prison awaiting a trial on sex trafficking charges. her legal team will likely challenge the credible of four accusers, set to testify about events that took place roughly two decades ago. maxwell repeatedly asked to be released on bail her lawyers arguing she was kept in terrible conditions the judge agreeing with prosecutors that maxwell is a flight risk. opening staples in the trial are set to begin after thanksgiving. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york still to come, on the road to the future. we'll take you inside the new
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. news by the numbers. wall street rallies on retails store sales rose by nearly 2% in october, meeting estimates, thanks, in part to early holiday shopping stocks closed near record highs on the news. the nasdaq the biggest winner up 20 points. general motors is going electric in detroit. president biden is set to visit the plan this afternoon. we have an exclusive sneak peek inside now here's tom costello. >> reporter: general motors calls this factory zero.
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a 40-year-old plant gutted and retrofitted with a retrained work force on the assembly line, the all if you electric version of the hummer pickup. now at the center of gm's plants to produce nothing but electric vehicles by 2045 that's 14 years away mary barra is the new ceo. are you able to scale up fast enough to truly make it all electric in 40 years >> absolutely. we have the facilities, a talented trained work force. that gives us an advantage. >> reporter: make no mistake, gm is guning for tesla which has 79% of the electric vehicle markets. others want a part of the pie. but this is gm, america's biggest auto maker going all in. president biden will be here after signing the infrastructure bill that pays for a network of charging stations nationwide >> we believe in climate change.
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it's real. so we know that transportation plays, has a huge impact so the quicker we can bring everyone along to evs, the better it will be for climate. >> reporter: gm promises the 3,000 bound patrys will deliver performance, zero to 60 in three seconds with a range of 350 miles. just like ford's new electric f-150, customer demand for a powerful ev truck is strong. the first electric hummer hasn't rolled off the assembly line first deliveries by the end of the year meanwhile, like most auto makers, gm has been caught in the global supply chain slowdown it's reopening, the factory is forced to temporarily close, a shortage of computer chips may take months to resolve many of those chips coming from taiwan, a tension between u.s. and china, making it a head concern for gm you need that connection like
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many companies do? >> we have again semi conductors coming from many different countries across the globe so making sure that we have enough supply is our first issue. then there will be other issues that impact that is something we look at. >> reporter: the country's biggest auto maker plotting a big future against ever changing global challenges. tom costello, nbc news, detroit. >> people assume the high gas prices in the very near future up next, janessa will tell us about this winter weather. >> the ultimate friendsgiving celebrates six years
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one st last more traits by artist frida sold for $39 million. it caps off a major week for sotheby's. >> i'm going to start the bidding here at $62 million. 64 million at $71 million, sir. selling for new world regard at $77 million 500,000. sold to you. >> reporter: on astonishing bid to buy number 9, one lot in this
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megaauction. total sales for the night $676 million. >> this work is the ultimate embodiment and the tragedy of death. here it is. >> reporter: andy warhol's nine marlins. check out this nose, made of iron steal and bronze, sale price 78 million >> it has been confirmed. >> reporter: for those prices, they better b. especially since the international art market is bouncing back from a rough year. according to art basil at ubs annual sales in 2020 were down 22%. but that downturn might be over, which works like this on the market >> our work is sa once in a lifetime picture. >> it's been decades since a self portrait of this caliber has been on the public market. we want people to open their
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eyes, this is one of the great icons. >> it's frida kahlo's final portrait it shows a teary united states kahlo with her husband embedded above her brow art historians says it represents their fragile marriage. >> she has a powerful gaze she stares at you and cuts through. those three tears rolling down her cheek are the most powerful tears i have seen in the history of art. >> now kahl's place rises high zpler kahlo and self portrait your are synonymous like rem brand. >> this is a landmark for modern art. >> our thanks to joshua johnson for that report. it is a sweet friendsgiving, back this year, jamal hinton went viral after being invited by a grandma thinking it was her
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