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"nightly news" with lester holt coming up next. >> got her steps in for the day. pressure on iran president trump levels new sanctions against iran's supreme leader and several top officials days after calling off air strikes in retaliation for iran shooting down a u.s. drone iran now threatening to do it against as tensions escalate hundreds of migrant children removed from a border detention center after appalling conditions were revealed inside. children unable to bathe, not getting enough to eat, exposed to illness and tonight what nancy pelosi et be the mystery in the sky diving crash in hawaii that killed all 11 on board, family members of the victims speaking out. >> he was passionate about his family
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and he -- heaslifeight new quesd that plane have been in the air after a previous close call. new details on the desperate search for a missing college student. police say she took a late night lyft to a park at 3:00 a.m. more than a week ago. and hasn't been seen since and the heart stopping moment at the ball park, yet another fan struck by a foul ball during a game major league baseball facing new calls to make stadiums safer >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt reporting tonight from miami good evening everyone. we're here in miami getting ready for the democratic presidential debates on wednesday and thursday the brewing crisis with iran on the candidate's radar as president trump turned up the heat on iran
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targeting iran's most powerful figure as secretary of state front against iranian provocations our chief foreign correspondent richard engel has the latest >> reporter: the u.s. dropped another hammer on iran today, more sanctions, this time targeting the very top, iran's supreme leader, ayatollah ali khamenei >> the supreme leader of iran is one who is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime. >> reporter: while the supreme leader hasn't set foot outside of iran for three decades and may not be personally affected, the sanctions are a broad stroke, targeting any one or any institution believed to do business with the ayatollah or his inner circle to iran shooting down an american drone, last week the president deciding notla military strikes in response
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>> a lot of restraint has been shown by us and that doesn't mean we're going to show it in the future >> reporter: iran is floundering under u.s. sanctions and has been lashing out in addition tothho u.s. drone, the u.s. of attacking six tankers in the persian gulf. secretary of state pompeo travelled there today to convince gulf leaders to create and pay for a military alliance to patrol the waterway to catch iran if it tries to disrupt shipping >> reporter: iran responded to the latest moves with a new threat saying it's capable of shooting down another american drone, an action which this time could easily lead to military confrontation. lester >> all right richard engel tonight, thank you. this evening hundreds of migrant children have been relocated after they were found to be living in squall conditions tailabout president trump's decision to delay deportation raids. here's hallie jackson. >> reporter: tonight a new more for nearly 300 migrant children
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detained in filthy, crowded conditions they've now been transferred to a tent camp after a national outcry when lawyers visited. >> there is no access to soap. there's no access to tooth brushes. there's also a lice infestation. and these are the most appalling conditions i have seen in my 12 years of representing children and families who are detained. >> reporter: that facility in texas is one of many packed past capacity as the government tries to find ways to accommodate 144,000 in may, the highest monthly total in 13 years. now the countdown is on. president trump, an abrupt about-face announced he's holding off for two weeks on deportation raids planned over the weekend. he's hoping to pressure democrats to cut a deal to change asylum laws unlikely, but a goal of the president as he tries to crackdown on illegal immigration, the reversal of the
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raids prompted by a one on one call with the house speaker. >> when i spoke to the president, i said look, i'm a mom. children are scared. you're scaring the children of america, not just in those families, but their neighbors in their communities. you're scaring the children. >> reporter: congress is also considering approving $4.5 billion in emergency money, mostly for food and medical supplies for unaccompanied children at the border >> why let the political debate hurt these children? they could be impacted for years. >> if the democrats would change the asylum laws and the loopholes which they refuse to do because they think it's good solitics, everything would be but they refuse to do it >> hallie joins us now it doesn't look like those sweeping changes the president wants are going to happen within two weeks, so are we going to end up back in this same place >> reporter: it's absolutely possible, lester keep in mind that even though the president says changing the asylum law would solve
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everything, it doesn't take that act of congress to make sure detained children have tooth brushes, for example as for the aid package, the house can vote as early as tomorrow to advance it lester >> hallie, thank you when democrats take the debate stage here in miami this week, a lot of eyes will be on pete buttigieg, the south bend, indiana mayor who has risen from obscurity to become a contender. but buttigieg is facing feedback back home where emotions are running high after a police shooting >> reporter: pete buttigieg facing the first fire storm of his presidential campaign facing racial tension boiling over in his hometown with many at a weekend town hall saying he is not doing enough >> how are we supposed to trust you? >> reporter: it comes a week after a white south bend police officer shot and killed eric logan, a black man allegedly armed with a knife the officer's body camera was not turned on. >> get the racist off the street
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it's disrespectful i wake up every day scared >> reporter: buttigieg stepped away from the campaign trail to focus on the fall out. >> if anyone who is on patrol is shown to be a racist, that is their last day on the street >> buttigieg has been criticized for not diversifying the south bend police department and forcing out the city's first black police chief who had ordered the taping of phone calls of senior officers who the chief said made racist comments about him. over the weekend, buttigieg ide. >> did you just ask me if black lives matter of course black lives matter >> reporter: tonight the county prosecutor where that shooting occurred is calling for an independent investigation, something buttigieg says he supports, all of it his first major test with the democratic debates just days away lester >> all right thank you.
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this evening investigators in hawaii are looking into the maintenance history of a sky diving charter plane that crashed on friday killing all 11 on board >> reporter: these are the flaming remains of a flight carrying 11 sky divers which crashed less than a minute after take off from hawaii's north shore. >> we are looking for photos from the last two years of this aircraft, specifically front views of the aircraft or rear views of the aircraft. >> reporter: tonight we're learning more about the 11 people on board including bryan and ashley weikel celebrating their one year anniversary >> if you wanted a true image of true love, it was a picture of them >> and josh drablos. >> reporter: as investigators comb through the debris a look at the plane's history shows another alarng >> those midair rolls captured on camera. in the video, panic on board as the sky divers scramble to get
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out of the spiraling plane, part of the aircraft's tail coming apart and falling from the sky, the damage blamed on pilot error. the parachute center didn't respond to request for comment the ntsb team will review all repair records in addition to other factors to determine whether the plane should have been allowed back in the air and from a tragedy in the air to the horror on the road in new hampshire, theve >> reporter: tonight the 23-year-old trlved in a horrifiw hampshire highway crash charged with seven counts of negligent homicide >> there is a vehicle on fire. >> reporter: friday, police say his pick up truck fired into member of a jar heads motorcycle club killing 7 >> it was awful.
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it was absolute chaos. >> reporter: he was charged just last month with operating under the influence of alcohol he denies the allegations. police also say they located what is believed to be heroin residue in the suspect's apartment, the crash, one of the worst in new hampshire history, shattering this community of veterans >> these are some of the greatest people i've come across in my life >> reporter: a brotherhood bound by a love for the road riding through catastrophic loss. steve patterson, nbc news. tonight chicago police have released 60 hours of video connected to the je the new footage includes officers approaching the actor in his apartment while he is still wearing a noose after he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime other video shows the arrests of the brothers who carried out the attack police say the actor orchestrated the hoax to drum up publicity. charges were dropped he continues to maintain he is the victim of a hate crime there is a deepening mystery over an american med school grad
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believed to have been kidnapped in mexico only to turn up alive in the u.s here's nbc's miguel almaguer >> reporter: when jessy pacheco arrived home safely in arkansas, police in mexico were stunned to see him alive. >> i thought my life was over, but i'm home >> reporter: the 29-year-old new doctor was feared dead after mexican police believed he was kidnapped by organized crime members in the state where 319 have gone missing in the first four months of this year >> i can't recall anything i mean, it was just complete black out. >> reporter: after a press conference in which pacheco said he didn't remember what what happened while missing a week, today he tells nbc news his arms were tightly bound, both wrists showing deep gashes. after graduating from medical school, pacheco and his friend were attacked leaving this bar in guadalajara authorities later found his friend dead.
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on what happened while he was gone >> we were just celebrating and next thing you know, blacked out. and then i end up showing back, you know, back home. i'm just glad i'm home >> reporter: tonight jessy pacheco is safe, but what really happened to the young doctor remains a mystery. miguel almaguer, nbc news. tonight a major fire storm is pitting religious doctrine against lgbt rights, whether teachers in same sex marriages should be allowed to teach in catholic schools here's anne thompson >> reporter: in indianapolis, two different responses to the archdiocese command that teachers in same sex marriages tho fson, itsult in us forfeiting our catholic identity because of the teacher living in contradiction to catholic teaching on marriage
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last week the archbishop announced he would no longer recognize brebeuf prep as a catholic institution because the high school refused to fire a teacher in a same sex marriage >> it's been a demand we felt was not in keeping with our values in the institution. >> reporter: the archdiocese considers catholic teachers ministers of faith alld be supportive of all teachings of the catholic church. though it would cost cathedral high the ability to celebrate people have signed a petition. they were standing firm. >> diversity and inclusivity are values we hold dear here >> reporter: valued defined differently by different members of the church. this week marks 50 years since an infamous raid and revolt that sparked the modern gay rights movement in america joe prior looks back at the stonewall riot and the triumphs and tragedies since.
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>> reporter: long before the stonewall inn was a rainbow spangled scene of pride, it was a scene of uprising. >> it's extremely sentimental. >> reporter: joe was a regular back at the time when gay bars were raided by police. >> just the mere act of going out having a drink was risky, wasn't it? >> this was extraordinarily risky. >> reporter: when officers raided stonewall in 1969, the crowd fought back. >> there was rioting there was significant rioting, and people were setting fires to all garbage cans >> as you're sitting there just taking this all in, what's going through your mind? >> i couldn't believe it i thought it was -- it did seem like a movie >> reporter: the riots continued for several nights, and the movement lasted much longer. >> and immediately afterwards lgbt groups were formed to combat discrimination and fight for liberation
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>> reporter: over the years, the stonewall inn took on other identities including a bagel shop and chinese restaurant, but today it's once again a bar attracting tourists from across the globe. >> i could feel like my adrenaline is feeling the importance of society. >> reporter: in 2016, stonewall became a national monument where people gathered to celebrate milestones like the legalization of gay marriage and to mourn tragedies like the pulse night club shooting. >> this is a gay church. i mean, this is where pride began. >> you just say that one word, stonewall, and it has a lot of meaning to people. >> absolutely. it's bigger than a bar it's bigger than a brand it's bigger than anything else because it's the movement. >> reporter: this friday marks half a century since those riots began. >> on the 50th anniversary, what is it you want people to remember >> that nothing occurs without a spark.
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>> reporter: 50 years later, the fire lit by stonewall's spark still burns. joe fryer, nbc news, new york. and just ahead tonight the college student who vanished, new questions tonight. did she meet someone at a park in the middle of the night new pressure on major league baseball 3w4r57
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tonight a family is pleading for answers after a utah college student seemingly vanished without a trace. nbc stephanie gosk has new details. >> reporter: no one has heard from university of utah student mackenzie lueck in more than a week, her phone turned off she arrived at salt lake international airport last monday after attending her grandmother's funeral in california at 2:01 she texted her mother she landed safely, 2:42 she booked a car service lyft to take her to a park north of town >> she was met by an individual. she did not appear to be in any type of distress >> police don't know the make
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and model of the car kennedy stoner is one of her best friends >> i do know she was casually ma 23-year-old. but nothing was ever suspicious to me. >> reporter: police say they have no reason to doubt the lyft driver's account safety of our community is fundamental to lyft and we are actively assisting law enforcement. for now it remains a missing person case. >> i just want her to be safe, and i want her to be okay. >> reporter: until then, another day goes by without any word stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york up next tonight scary moments at the ball park
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next tonight, major league baseball facing new calls to improve safety after another frightening ball park incident here's gabe gutierrez.
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>> reporter: the girl was hit in the head by a foul ball off the bat of the dodger's first baseman cody belliger. minutes later she was taken to the hospital >> they're close to the playing field. >> reporter: just last month at houston a child was also hit by a foul ball, the batter visibly shaken and a year ago, 79-year-old linda goldbloom died after being struck in the head at dodger stadium. her daughter told us she's outraged teams aren't doing more to protect fans. >> there's no excuse it's not a costly investment there's a solution to the problem and there's reason to wait any longer. >> reporter: in 2015 major league baseball requested they extend dug out to dug out. the white sox announced they are moving their netting to the foul
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poles. texas rangers and washington nationals won't go that far but will move their netting past the dug outs last week the league's commissioner said the decision is up to each team >> every ball park design is a little different it is very difficult to come up with a one size fits all rule. >> the question now, will more teams follow gabe gutierrez, nbc news we'll be back.
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a nay neighborhood wants to celebrate pride month with rainbow flags, but someone keeps standing in the way. what's happened this time? next. finally tonight, the beat goes on for the u.s. women's soccer team at the world cup as blaine alexander reports, this one was a thriller. >> reporter: it was a penalty kick that sealed the deal. team usa headed to the world cup quarterfinals. with a 2-1 win over spain.
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but unlike the first three matches, this was not smooth sailing. both u.s. goals scored on penalty kicks. after the first, it took less than three minutes the reigning three-time world cup champion team usa favored t. >> just the heart and grit and resolve. that's a big part of world cup soccer no game is easy in this tournament >> reporter: friday's game will not be easy, team usa takes on france, another favorite on their home turf in paris lester >> all right thanks and continued good luck to the u.s. women, a lot of people cheering them on. that's "nightly news" from miami. we hope you'll join us for the first democratic debate wednesday and thursday night i'm lester holt. from all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and good night. ♪
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right now at 6:00, can downtown san jose handle more workers? adobe's plan to expand and the impact to housing and traffic. >> plus, trapped and in the dark. the problem on one of bart's new trains that caused confusion. >> but first, he lured them out to the woods to kill them. that and other new details we are learning from investigators tonight about a deadly double stabbing in a remote part of the peninsula. the news at 6:00 starts right now. i'm a aha of murdering two men after luring them up to the hills of san mateo county. today he faced the judge, but also faced the family of one of those men. nbc bay area's marianne favro is live at the san mateo county county hall of justice in redwood city with new information on the investigation. marianne. >> reporter: investigators are now looking into the possibility that the suspect recently tried to lure other tow truck drivers
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to that same remote area. prosecutors say when 32-year-old taxi driver abdul malik nash ir went to pick up a passenger, he was stabbed to death. >> you know, his wife, she is ci all the time. his daughter, she is waiting for dad. we lose my brother. >> reporter: today for the first time, abdul saw the man accused of killing his brother, 26-year-old malik dasuki. he is


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