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the news continues with "nightly news" with lester holt. >> surveillance video shows a hit-and-run that may be connected to a fatal shooting of an nfl player. good night. . tonight, count me out. paul ryan slams the door shut on 2016 as trump and clinton prepare for an epic battle. nbc news digs into the strategies both campaigns are preparing to deploy. smashed by hail the size of softballs. millions run for cov as storms slam the south. new video of the moments leading up to an nfl star being gunned down in the street. more twists and a tragic mystery as a witness breaks his excellence. the women leading the charge demanding equal pay for equal work. on the field, in the office and in hollywood. asking why women are still making $0.79 for every dollar a man gets. and warhol heist. the fbi on the hunts
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as the soup cans are stolen in a brazen grab. >> nightly news begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news. when a man not even a candidate in the case had to come forward to say count me out. speaker of the house paul ryan trying to stick a fork in growing speculation saying he won't accept the republican nomination. donald trump is best positioned to win it delegates win the nomination especially if he wins big in new york next week. the math is still challenging and the path uncertain. which is why the republican establishment has been talking up speaker ryan as a potential white knight. here is nbc's peter alexander. >> i do not want nor will i accept the nomination for our party. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan tried to put
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unrelenting 2016 speculation to bed. >> to be the president you should actually run for it. i chose not to do this. therefore, i should thought be considered period end of story. >> reporter: ryan insisted he's not a candidate before. >> i'm not running for president. i made that decision consciously not to. >> reporter: still for months as the volatile 2016 race has dragged on. main stream republicans has cast ryan as had antidote. and acceptable nominee which could satisfy all sides of the a dead locked nomination is neither ted cruz or donald trump clenches the nominate out right. >> if no candidate as a majority on the first ballot i believe you should choose from a person who has participated in the primary count me out. >> reporter: ryan aides said it would be impall for him to win over delegates. >> reporter: his words say no, but his
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political actions say maybe. evidence? a glossy video days ago a statesman like trip overseas and a history of public denials he's angling for higher office before accepting. first as mitt romney's running mate. >> not my plan, my plan is to be a good chairman of the house budget committee. >> reporter: then last fall, as speaker john boehner successor. >> who do think would be good? >> reporter: paul ryan will chair this summer's republican convention. meaning one way or another he'll take the stage in cleveland. >> thanks. talk of a contested convention notwithstanding, donald trump is looking past next week's new york primary and is busy planning his campaign for the general election. nbc news is learning from sources inside his campaign. details of how he plans to define and attack hillary clinton. clinton isn't standing still and we've dug up inside into her battle
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plan against him. nbc's hallie jackson tells us more. >> reporter: tonight, from the front runners an inside look at their play books neither taking the nomination for granted. >> her whole life has been a fat beautiful lie. >> reporter: donald trump hinting hillary clinton's personal life would pivot to policy in a general election nbc news has revealed from a top aide. trump would go after clinton for not creating jobs. pointing to a lack of private sector experience. watch for attacks as benghazi to paint her as weak on terror and on her e-mail controversy. >> you look at the horrible scandal. >> reporter: a source crediting bernie sanders for moving clinton to the left, something trump would want to exploit to rally republicans. clinton's camp ready to take on trump. already out with ads against him. her advisors telling
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kristen welker the candidate won't respond tit for tat to every insult but will hit trump's business practices like his republican rivals did with trump university to undercut the argument he's not a middle class advocate. the campaign would target immigration and women's issues. and some analysts see clinton's attacks against sanders on gun control. >> my opponent voted against the brady bill five times. >> reporter: as a possible preview of her style against trump. more subtle. >> very sober, serious and compelling message that i think is designed to go straight to the heart of independent and maybe swing voters. >> reporter: bill clinton's presidential library today dumping 400 plus pages of documents related to trump. more evidence of the front runner's friendly past. maybe in their future a fight both parties are preparing for. with an eye on the white house, trump's already previewing possibility running mea mates mentioning john
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kasich and marco rubio. all former rivals of trump. >> long road ahead. seven months to the general election. let's turn to breaking developments regarding the killing of former nfl star will smith. police have found a loaded gun inside smith's car leading to more questions about the circumstances surrounding his death. new surveillance video shed light on the moments leading up to the deadly encounter. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more for us. >> reporter: this video appears to shed new light on former nfl star will smith's final moments. he was driving a mercedes suv and cardell hayes was driving a hummer. he is bumped. the hummer, pulls over but the suv appears to speed away. seconds later, the hummer follows.
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video from another business shows both vehicles driving by. just down that block police have said a hummer rear ended smith's suv. smith and hayes exchanged words leading to the gun fire. the defense says hayes was not the initial aggressor. this cell phone video taken moments after the shooting shows a witness describing how the argument escalated. >> i guess the guy was like get out -- i have a gun and i got one too. >> reporter: police said they found another two fully loaded guns, one inside hayes' vehicle and another inside smith's. in addition to the weapon they previously confiscated the night of the shooting. >> i'm still in disbelief. >> reporter: smith's father is devastated. >> did he kill my child? yes, he did. can i forgive him? yes, i can. but am i going to forget it? i'll never forget it. >> reporter: tonight smith's former teammate pierre thomas who was with him that night speaking out for the first time writing
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on social media, i witnessed a close friend i thought of as one of my big brothers in the nfl shot to death over a fender bender. gabe gutierrez nbc news. new orleans. there is widespread damage across parts of the south after a ferocious line of storms drops hail bigger than a fist. smashing homes and cars, sending people running for cover. blake mccoy on the violent path of destruction. >> reporter: pounding hail as big as softballs. battering north texas. crashing through windows, destroying cars and ripping holes into the siding of homes. anna martin saved the hail that fell on to her house. what did it sound like? >> a machine gun. >> reporter: the rain brought down denise davis' ceilings. she got out of bed to turn on the light. >> as soon as i moved
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out of my bed, the ceiling fell on me. >> reporter: today, schools are closed as residents assess the damage. almost 150 homes battered by the larger than normal hail. these storms had unusually strong updrafts building the hail in the clouds for longer. some reaching the size of softballs before they were heavy enough to fall. leaving a wave of destruction. destruction in arkansas, too, where lightning is the probable cause of a church fire. and one woman was killed in a car accident. >> went through the windshield. >> reporter: back in texas, carlos espinosa was in the direct line of hail storms, his truck is destroyed. it doesn't matter. >> i'll be here a while fixing the roofs. >> reporter: residents say all of this damage happened in a matter of minutes. this is some of that hail. the cleanup work is happening quickly because another round of severe weather is expected to hit on friday. lester? thank you.
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let's turn to new details of a horrific shooting in colorado springs that left three people dead and many injured. newly released court documents are providing a disturbing glimpse into the mind of the accused killer. miguel almanguer covered the shootings and has details. >> attention all units. >> reporter: the november shootings at planned parenthood in colorado springs left three dead and 12 wounded. robert dear admitted he was the gunman though he hasn't enter adplea. new chilling details. in the parking lot prosecutors say dear told the woman she quote, shouldn't have come. shot her multiple times, then stormed the clinic. from inside, the documents say dear fired at propane tanks he left in the parking lot. hoping they would explode. he had an arsenal. six rifles, two handguns and a shot gun while wearing a home made ballistic vest. >> we're pinned down
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we're getting active gun fire. >> reporter: the standoff lasted five terrifying hours. police officer officer garret swayze and two others were killed. we spoke to stewart's brother after the shooting. >> that's the only brother that i had. and he took that away from me. >> reporter: when dear was arrested, officers say he was happy. and yelled about the killing of babies. >> this is unheard of. >> reporter: in court he asked to represent himself. >> protect the babies. >> reporter: investigators say dear idolized paul hill the minister who killed an abortion doctor and was later executed in florida. new insight into the one that killed three and has shown no remorse. miguel almanguer, nbc news. a major unveiling in our nation's capital as president obama dedicated a national moment for a battle generations have fought for
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women's eeequality. for those who say it's past time to change that. andrea mitchell explains why this day is so important. >> reporter: aline risso made the realization a year ago. a man in the same job was making $12,000 a year more. >> i was speechless. i didn't even know how to grapple with that information. >> reporter: in fact, the average woman makes $0.79 for every dollar a man makes. from the world cup winning u.s. women's soccer team. paid 40% of what the men's team earned. >> what do we have to do in order to close that gap. >> reporter: to hollywood star patricia arquette and that moment at the oscars. >> it's our time. to have wage equality once and for all. >> reporter: with what do you hope to accomplish? >> women can't wait any longer. >> reporter: equal pay
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day marking how much longer women have to work this year to catch up to what men made last year. working moms have to work until june 4th. african-american women must work until august 23rd. latinas until november first. the state with the largest gap louisiana, the mallesmallest in new york. >> in addition to equal pay for equal work for men and women. women are concerned about fully paid maternity leave. child care and time off. >> reporter: the industry is giving women the best chance at a pay raise financial services and healthcare. education teachers ranking worst. meanwhile, aline makes as much as her male colleague but is suing for back pay. >> the story we'll tell the girls when there was injustice that we stood up to it. >> reporter: the fresno county school superintendent denies any discrimination, at the current rate women will not close the pay
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welcome back. the fbi is trying to solve a mystery in missouri. after a museum heist there. the question, who made off with most of a set of andy warhol prints
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of the iconic campbell's soup cans. kev kevin tibales has details. >> reporter: the most recognizable cans of soup in the world are also the most precious. so much so that seven part of a set of ten valued at just under half a million dollars were snatched from the walls of missouri's springfield art museum. >> the theft of these iconic prints feels like the loss of a family member. >> reporter: created in 1968 by that pop star of pop artists andy warhol they were part of a series entitled campbell's soup one. the fbi which is investigating this caper says it's a big time crime. adding between four and $6 billion worth of art is stolen each year. these thieves were picked up by video surveillance in norway grabbing a 4,000-year-old chinese vase in 2013. just last month, 13 suspects were arrested
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grandson looking on, he finally takes off. >> all right. up we go. >> reporter: on the adventure of a lifetime. >> oh, yeah. oh, yeah. beautiful roll. >> reporter: there's all the speed and acrobatics jack hopes for. >> 2 g's how do you feel? >> not too bad. >> reporter: there's one more thing on his wish rist. >> you ready to fly? >> i'm ready. >> you got the controls. >> reporter: for a little while he is jack, top gun. >> it's guys like you that opened the doors for guys like me. >> reporter: it's tough to get him back on the ground. >> we're coming in for a landing, i felt pressure, jack i got this, okay. >> reporter: the man for so many years fought for his country living his american dream. >> doesn't get any better. >> reporter: kristen dahlgren, nbc news, texas. felt like we were
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along for the ride there. that's going to do it for us on this tuesday night. i'm lester holt for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching and have a good night. megan fox's surprise pregnancy news. who's the daddy? now on "extra" from las vegas. megan fox pregnant with baby number three. >> enjoy being a mom. i enjoy motherhood. >> the giant mystery today. is her ex brian austin green the
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father? breaking engagement news. lindsay lohan getting married? who's her 22-year-old fiancee? charlize theron opening up like never before about raising two kids as a hollywood single mom. >> i feel like i'm watching something so incredibly sacred and beautiful. >> and taking on the backlash after saying her beauty was a curse. >> that was rough reading that. then, iggy azalea on why the wedding is on after her fiance's alleged cheating scandal. >> i just take it day by day. in las vegas, stars including will smith, ryan gosling and margo robbie pour in for cinema con. plus, our interview with joe biden teaming up with lady gaga, taking aim at trump, and revealing his guilty pleasure, "extra." >> we end up watching your show a lot. i know more about pop culture because of y'all. >> now on "extra" from universal studios hollywood, the

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