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NBC News is projecting that the GOP will win House control. What will a divided Congress mean for President Biden's agenda? And how is the GOP leadership shaping up? We'll have an analysis and a projection of a high-profile mayor's race. We're learning more about how a Russian-made missile ended up in Poland. It raises new concerns over Russia's war spilling beyond Ukraine. We'll have an update from Lviv, near the Polish border. Then, atrocities are the focus of an excavation at a former boarding school for Indigenous children. Cynthia McFadden has more in an NBC News investigation. And fans of Taylor Swift are furious at how hard it has been to buy tickets. Some say the Department of Justice should investigate the industry's major players. Do they have a point? Or should they just shake it off?
The U.S. and NATO have avoided fighting in Russia's war in Ukraine. But that could change after reports of an explosion near the border of Poland. What will this mean for the push to stop Russia's invasion? Republicans could take control of the U.S. House. But GOP members of Congress are hotly debating who should lead them. We'll break down the party politics. Former President Trump is about to make an announcement from Mar-a-Lago. Will he begin another campaign for the White House? We're live in South Florida with the latest. Also tonight, is it possible to reverse aging? A Harvard researcher says he may have found a key, in our genes. Dr. Akshay Syal shows us in tonight's feature report.
Three University of Virginia football players are dead after a shooting on campus, and a student is in police custody. Arizona is still processing ballots from the midterms. President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G-20 summit. And around 48,000 University of California employees are on strike.
Election officials are still processing ballots, including in Arizona and Nevada. In Georgia, the race to the runoff has begun. The "red wave" of overwhelming GOP victories didn't happen — and we'll have analysis of the GOP's options. With Roe v. Wade overturned, some colleges are offering students abortion pills while others are enforcing state restrictions. And today is Veterans Day, honoring America's service members. Harry Smith marks the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Election officials in the Las Vegas area are continuing to count ballots as control of Congress remains uncertain. A White House spokesperson joins us to lay out President Biden's plans if Republicans take control of Congress. Tropical Storm Nicole is weakening and moving north. The Washington Commanders and the NFL are getting sued. And the merger of two grocery store chains could affect your grocery bill.
Control of Congress remains up for grabs. Races in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon remain too close to call. And Georgia's Senate race is heading for a runoff next month. We'll have updates from these key states. Some major local races remain up in the air, including for mayor of Los Angeles. Will America's second-largest city choose businessman Rick Caruso or Congresswoman Karen Bass? We'll have the latest. A number of states also voted on ballot measures, including on abortion. Yamiche Alcindor breaks down how they turned out. And Hurricane Nicole made landfall in the Bahamas en route to Florida. We'll have the latest forecast track and see how Floridians are getting ready.
Election Day is almost here. Control of Congress is at stake, and every race counts. We'll check in on a few of the big races across the country. Steve Kornacki is at the Big Board to put it all in perspective. But it's not just candidates we're watching. Issues like abortion, marijuana and even slavery are on some ballots. Hallie Jackson has more on the measures that could change state laws. Soon we won't have those endless political ads on TV. And in your email. And in your text messages. But do these ads even work? A political scientist joins us to explain what difference campaign advertising makes. And Ken Dilanian has more on a man who pled guilty after stealing billions of dollars in Bitcoin. How are the feds catching criminals who use crypto?
It's a busy night on the campaign trail. Former president Trump is speaking at a rally in Iowa. We're live in Sioux City with more. Vice President Kamala Harris and Hillary Clinton are in New York stumping for governor Kathy Hochul. Why bring out the big guns in a traditionally blue state? We'll explain. Benjamin Netanyahu is coming back as Israel's prime minister. A far-right coalition carried him to victory. How did they win. And what will his next term mean for Israel? Then, also, there's new federal guidance on prescribing opioids for pain. Dr. Akshay Syal tells us what this could mean for your next prescription. And more cities are preparing for climate change, by making it someone's job. We'll head to Arizona and meet one city's chief heat officer.
It's the home stretch of the midterm races, and former President Obama is making his way across the country, campaigning for Democrats. Meanwhile, Republicans are pushing to flip House seats Democrats usually win and take control of Congress. We are learning more about the attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband including the charges the suspect is facing. Affirmative action at universities is the target of two cases the U.S. Supreme Court heard today. And the federal investigation into UFOs contiues.
Democrats are dispatching the big guns as the midterms near. Their former president is in one state. While the current president is in another. We'll have a full recap. Then, Elon Musk officially takes the helm at Twitter. Raising fears his leadership could fuel a new wave of online hate. Plus, can you trust any of the polls you're seeing? Our panel of experts will explain why that's a perfectly fair question to ask. We'll preview Brazil's crucial presidential election. Which could have dire implications for the Amazon rainforest. And, by extension, the planet. Then, we'll look back on the life and legacy of Jerry Lee Lewis.
President Biden touts a new economic report. In a last-minute attempt to win over voters on inflation. But why is he making this pitch in deep blue New York? Then, the person who dragged police officer Michael Fanone into the mob during the Capitol riots gets the second-longest sentence among the hundreds of cases so far. Vladimir Putin appears to put an end to any nuclear rhetoric. While the Pentagon maintains Russia is a large part of its defense strategy. Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania really want to impeach Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner. How likely is it to succeed? And we'll introduce you to a former NASA rocket scientist who's going to space without them.
Candidates for the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania face off in their final debate. We'll dig into the state of the race with former Sen. Claire McCaskill. Plus, abortion, health care, the economy — all key issues for voters. But how about slavery? Why this issue is on the ballot in at least five states. And Adidas has pulled out of its partnership with the rapper known as Ye. How controversy can be costly when it comes to an entertainer like Kanye West. The International Atomic Energy Agency meets in Washington, D.C., for the first time ever. At the top of the agenda: nuclear tensions between Ukraine and Russia. A member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Board joins us. Then, a closer look at the world of female body builders. Where does it cross the line from competition to exploitation?
Flu cases are up sharply compared to the years before Covid. And more kids are ending up in hospitals with a seasonal virus. Dr. John Torres joins us with more on what's going around and what to do. Then, at least three people are dead after a school shooting in St. Louis, including the gunman. We'll have more on the attack and the investigation. The United Kingdom has a new prime minister - again. Rishi Sunak takes office tomorrow. What makes him unique. And what will he tackle first? And early voting is underway, but some states are running low on poll workers. The Boston Globe investigated threats against election officials since the 2020 election. We'll ask one of the reporters who will run our elections now.
President Biden touts his loan forgiveness plan as the midterms approach. He sat down with MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart. We'll have highlights. Inflation is at a 40 year high. But while some Americans are struggling, others are thriving. Zinhle Essamuah digs into income inequality in tonight's feature report. Former President Trump is officially subpoenaed by the January 6th committee. Our legal analyst breaks it down. Covid has turned out to be a major risk factor for pregnancies. A new government report shows a startling correlation. Dr. Uche Blackstock will be here to explain. And Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is returning to play after a concussion. We'll have his exclusive interview with NBC sports.
The UK is in turmoil as Liz Truss quits after 45 days in office, making her the shortest-serving prime minister in British history. Thousands of miles away in Haiti, gang violence, is taking advantage of a political vacuum. It's leading to pleas for international aid to keep the country from falling further into a humanitarian crisis. An unexpected respiratory illness has parents thinking about more than COVID and the seasonal flu. And GLAAD is sponsoring Spirit Day to take on bullying against LGBT youth.
President Biden is releasing oil from the nation's strategic reserves in hopes of easing gas prices. Former President Trump answered questions under oath today in a defamation case. Vladimir Putin declares martial law in occupied regions of Ukraine. The Los Angeles City Council is deep in a scandal over racist remarks. And CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin joins us to preview his new series here on NBC News NOW.
We're three weeks from the midterm elections, and the debates continued tonight — including in Florida's Senate race. Steve Kornacki breaks things down at the big board. President Biden pledged to write Roe v. Wade into federal law if Democrats keep control of Congress. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one man told us his story of fighting breast cancer. And a new study explores what's getting in the way of women moving up the ranks at work.
It's a big day for the midterm elections in Georgia: Today was the first day of early voting, and tonight voters saw the first of two debates for governor. And Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker tried to clarify his stance on abortion in an exclusive interview with Kristen Welker. Russian forces hit Ukraine's capital with a barrage of drones. Jesus is the focus of a multimillion-dollar ad campaign targeting perceptions that Christians are judgmental. And physical film is making a comeback.
The Jan. 6 committee presents new evidence and votes to subpoena former President Trump for testimony. Inflation continues to rise, according to new numbers out today. But there's some good news for Social Security recipients. A huge housing complex could be coming to Redondo Beach, California, and some residents aren't happy. And the West Coast now has a system to predict earthquakes just before they strike.
Ukraine's ambassador to the U.N. says Russian soldiers are deliberately going after civilians. And the number of victims include those closest to him. Now, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is asking the West for additional defense systems. We will have a report from Kyiv. Then, Baltimore prosecutors drop all charges against Adnan Syed. But there is still work to be done to formally certify his innocence. Plus, Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman says he still struggles following a recent stroke. But that it won't affect his ability to serve if elected. We'll have an exclusive interview. Then a Now Tonight feature report. We will introduce you to the little-known company that allows police to track your location.
New job numbers are good. So is a drop in the unemployment rate. But there are signs that things are cooling off. We'll have a full report. What happens if Russia uses nuclear weapons in its war against Ukraine? Last night, President Biden tossed around the word "Armageddon." A retired lieutenant general will help us parse rhetoric from reality. The Uvalde school district has suspended its entire police force. Where does the town go from here? The state of Alabama wants another chance to execute a man who survived the state's first attempt to kill him. And the globe's biggest soccer tournament is a little more than a month away. But is Qatar ready for the World Cup?
President Biden just pardoned everyone who has been convicted of federal marijuana possession. And he says he's ready to do more. Congresswoman Liz Cheney lays it on the line in a pivotal swing state. We'll examine a federal appeals court's ruling against a program that protects nearly 600,000 young immigrants from deportation. We'll look into whether we should be allowed to rebuild in hurricane-prone areas. Plus, New York University recently fired a professor after students complained his class was too hard. An editor from the school's independent newspaper gives us their side of the story.
President Biden says that Floridians will get everything they need to fully recover from Hurricane Ian. But where do you begin when the destruction is expected to total billions of dollars? President Biden says he and Florida governor Ron DeSantis are in "complete lockstep" when it comes to figuring it out. Today, an energy cartel makes a decision in Europe that will likely raise gas prices here in the states. Plenty of Americans are acting like the pandemic is behind us. But are thoughts of a pre-pandemic winter a bit off-base? A majority of U.S. CEOs say they expect a recession within the next year. We'll examine the delicate dance the Federal Reserve is doing to prevent one. And will Herschel Walker's abortion controversy hurt his chances of getting elected in Georgia?
Rescue crews go door to door in Florida looking for survivors. Meanwhile, President Biden prepares to tour the worst-hit areas. Then, we'll meet a nurse who spent four straight days in a hospital helping hurricane victims. By the way, she's 32 weeks pregnant with twins. North Korea fires a missile over Japan, prompting warnings for residents to take shelter. A former member of the White House National Security council breaks down the details. Plus the Supreme Court hears a case that could upend the remaining safeguards of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. And flight attendants are on the verge of getting something that will make air travel safer for all of us. The president of the Association of the Flight Attendants joins us this hour with more.
President Biden travels to Puerto Rico, promising tens of millions of dollars to deal with the impact of Hurricane Fiona. It's the first of two trips this week to hurricane-damaged parts of the country. Florida is next. Where the death toll continues to rise. The Supreme Court begins its new term with a new look. And some major disputes about race. Ukraine deals a heavy blow to Vladimir Putin. Forcing Russian troops to retreat from one of the areas it just claimed to annex. And we'll take a deep dive into the the Oxford Dictionary of African-American English.
Ian makes landfall again. This time in South Carolina. As the death toll in Florida continues to climb. We have reporters on the ground in both states. Plus, we'll examine Florida's precarious insurance industry. And get into why many Florida homeowners don't even carry flood insurance. Then, what — if anything — will the U.S. do about Russia's move today to formally seize four regions from Ukraine? And Thursday night's NFL game has many of us wondering if the right questions are being asked when it comes to the league's concussion protocol.
Millions of Floridians have been told to evacuate as the storm approaches. We'll have the latest on Ivan's current path and preparations underway. Earlier today, Ivan made landfall in Cuba as a Category 3 storm. We'll check in on the damage and recovery there. Plus, jury selection begins in the highest-profile January 6 trial yet. Facebook's parent company says it has identified and taken down a Chinese-based scheme to interfere in the midterm elections. NBC's Ken Dilanian will have more. And like sands through the hourglass, Congress races to try and avoid a government shutdown.
Hurricane Ian is heading north and getting stronger. We'll check the forecast, and our reporters are standing by in Cuba and Florida. Demonstrations continue in Iran, lashing out at the country's strict dress code. What will this mean for the country, and for the women leading the protests? Plus, a party descended from Mussolini's fascist movement wins big in Italy's election. We'll have more from Rome. A teenager fled the war in Ukraine with a growing medical crisis to face. You'll see how she found hope and health in the U.S. with her sister, in tonight's feature report. And NASA just crashed a spacecraft into an asteroid to learn how to protect the earth. The mission's lead coordinator joins us live.
After hitting Bermuda with heavy rains and wind, Hurricane Fiona is now heading north toward Canada. How the country is bracing for what could be one of its strongest storms on record. Then, Iran is dealing with its most serious challenge in years: nationwide protests following the death of a young woman in police custody. In Ukraine, NBC's Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel goes inside a police station turned torture chamber by Russian troops. Climate change is wrecking havoc on developing countries. But how much are developed countries like the U.S. to blame? And with less than 50 days from the midterms, we'll take a look at the power of the Black vote.
Hurricane Fiona has its sights set on Bermuda. Its aftermath has left a large number of people in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic without power or running water. Then, Secretary of State Antony Blinken did not mince words when he called on Russia to end its war of aggression. We'll sit down with the director of a new documentary that relives the hellish chaos of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Abortions are legal again in Indiana — at least for now. And we'll look back at the beauty and significance of New York's first ever South Asian fashion week.
President Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly with a direct shot at Russia's Vladimir Putin. Then, New York's attorney general sues former President Trump and some of his children, accusing them of “astounding” fraud and deception. Hurricane Fiona leaves behind a nightmare for the people of Puerto Rico. The Fed makes another big rate increase as it tries to bring down inflation. And primary care doctors are being called on to help identify early signs of anxiety.
Hurricane Fiona is now a Category 3 storm. And it's likely to gain even more strength as it approaches Bermuda. We'll have the latest. Donald Trump's lawyers have their first court appearance before the special master. But so far, the results might not be what they expected. We'll explain. A Texas sheriff opens a criminal investigation into Florida governor Ron DeSantis's role in flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard. Plus, how the video game company behind Grand Theft Auto was hacked. Why the FBI is now involved and what was stolen from the breach. And it appears Russian President Vladimir Putin could be laying the groundwork for a possible military escalation in Ukraine.
Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral marks the end of an era and the culmination of a nation in mourning. We'll take one last look at her legacy through her own words. Then, it has been almost exactly five years since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico. Now, Hurricane Fiona has left nearly the entire island without power. We'll have the latest. And a stunning reversal in the case of Adnan Syed. A judge throws out his murder conviction which was popularized by the hit podcast "Serial." Plus, President Biden declares the pandemic is "over." But does saying such a thing complicate efforts to get millions of Americans boosted? And we'll sit down with actor and activist Martha Plimpton to discuss how she's helping lead the charge of advancing reproductive rights on Broadway.
President Biden spoke face-to-face for the first time today with the families of two Americans imprisoned in Russia — WNBA star Brittney Griner and former Marine Paul Whelan. We'll have the latest from the White House on the efforts to bring them both home. Another mass grave has been discovered in Ukraine. The majority of the bodies are believed to be civilians. What the international community is saying about this latest example of potential war crimes. Plus, we'll examine the origins of the migrant busing crisis. The shift in tactics that led a Republican governor to send migrants to the doorstep of the vice president. Runners can now identify as non-binary in two of the world's top marathons. We'll tell you which ones. And David Beckham is overcome by emotion as he waits in line for hours to say goodbye to his queen.
Railway unions have called off a nationwide strike. The tentative deal prevents what could have been a crippling shutdown. White House economist Jared Bernstein is back to discuss the agreement and what happens now. Groups of migrants have ended up in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. Two Republican governors sent them there as a political statement. What will happen to these migrants? And what does this mean for the immigration debate? Thousands of people could end up waiting up to 30 hours to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II. We'll have the latest from London. Also, how much does your phone share your exact location? You might want to think about it, after the murder of a popular rapper. We'll explain. And what would it take to make conservative Christianity the law of the land? A small town in Idaho might have some answers. We'll preview tonight's season premiere of "Meet the Press Reports."
Queen Elizabeth II has left Buckingham Palace for the last time. Today's procession took her to Westminster, where the line to pay respects stretches for miles along the River Thames. We'll have the latest from London, explain the history behind these rituals and answer more of your questions about the monarchy's future. A former spokesperson for Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskyy joins us live in studio. We will discuss her new book. And consider whether this war might be turning in Ukraine's favor. Also, Jackson, Mississippi, has been under boil water notices for more than six weeks. Now the Environmental Protection Agency has been brought in to investigate. And President Biden was at the Detroit auto show today. We'll tell you what he announced that could shape the future of cars.
People packed the streets of London to bid farewell to Queen Elizabeth II. But much larger crowds are on the way. Meanwhile, King Charles III stops in Northern Ireland. We'll preview what's next in these ceremonies, and our experts will answer some of your questions about the monarchy. Here in the U.S., gas prices are still falling. But overall inflation is up. Americans are facing these rising costs in lots of ways — including taking out loans to buy groceries. Also tonight, Senator Lindsey Graham proposes to ban abortion nationwide. Why are some of his fellow Republicans backing away from that bill? Plus, a big day for Twitter. Its shareholders approved Elon Musk's multibillion-dollar buyout. But a whistleblower testifies that security is lacking where the app needs it most. We'll have the latest. And today was the last primary day before the midterms. We're watching the big races in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware.
An outpouring of grief continues after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But not everyone supports the royal family during this time of mourning. Then, is it time to prepare for a Ukrainian victory? A series of Russian defeats over the weekend has some experts suggesting this could be the case. President Biden wants to cut the U.S. death rate from cancer in half in the next 25 years. We'll tell you how he wants to go about it. And the new college rankings are out. And they are drawing a lot of complaints. Which begs the question: Why do we still use them?
In his first speech as king, Charles III vows to carry on his mother's legacy. While former British colonies are taking this time to remind the world of a legacy that they say is being swept under the rug. We'll explain why some legal experts say the Justice Department has put a federal judge on the spot when it comes to the FBI's search on Mar-a-Lago. The Michigan Supreme Court puts abortion on the ballot in November. At least one state is trying to ban the practice of solitary confinement. And we'll look at how an extended heat wave in the western part of the country is basically turning rivers to dust.
A man who was granted clemency after serving nearly 20 years in prison now wants to help others get a second chance at freedom. Plus, some advocates say not enough ex-prisoners know about expungement. Reproductive rights and contraception are a growing concern now that Roe v. Wade is overturned, and they affect people across the spectrum of gender identity — including transgender and non-binary communities. Kids are heading back to school, and the increase in gun violence on campuses has more districts holding active shooter trainings for teachers and students. And bestselling author Brené Brown shares tips for getting through these emotional times from her book "Atlas of the Heart."
Students in Uvalde, Texas, went back to school today. Three months after the deadliest school shooting in state history. What is the school district doing to keep kids safe? Then, Donald Trump gets what he wants in federal court. What does this mean for the Justice Department's investigation? Britain has a new prime minister. Who is Liz Truss? And what will be her first order of business? Plus, why is Russia buying weapons from North Korea? And a California heat wave makes history for both its duration and intensity. Is there any relief in sight?