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stroke. a life-saving new treatment when every second desperation in the south, where historically high floodwaters continue to rise in texas. the death toll has now climbed to six, fter severe storms dropped er a foot of rain in parts of houston. virtually paralyzing the nation's fourth largest city. dozens more had to be rescued and evacuated today as nine texas counties remain under a state of emergency. we begin with nbc's overnight filling into homes and lives.
>> reporter: this family leaving everything behind. >> there we go. >>sreporter: the only way out, ev along as deputies answered call after call. >> i've been out here almost 35 years and never seen water this high. >> reporter: in every direction, water, and the people whose lives it uprooted. what now for your family? >> honestly, i don't know. >> reporter: dozens of seniors with wheelchairs and walkers, and assisted living center. less than a year after a major flood swept the city, people seeing their be second time. houston is built over bayous. the city is flat, mostly concrete, with
to go. 240 billion gallons fell on the ground this time. but it's the smaller number thaa's more impactful. at least six people died in the storm. amasong the victims, a gi mom of three. we spoke to her husband as the oodwaters rose. >> she called me and she told me she's in trouble. water all around. >> reporter: back here at cypress creek, you can see it's completely overspilled its banks. 's flowing across a maa:jor art y in the houston area into these businesses, and the neighborhoods behind me. is running out to rescue survivors still trapped in tee r oble from the massive ea kirthquake inseecuador. it's been nearly three days now, and even some are found alive, the death toll is mounting to nearly 500 dead. nbc's miguel almaguer is here with a never
the devastitionr >> reporter: nearly survivors is panoinstaringly slow. this woman has bee s here since saturday. her br her, victor, is missing inside the miami hotel. this is what it used to look like. now rescue teams tell us people are inside. the anguish on the faces is as clear as a distraction. families keep vigil just a few feet away. this 9-year-old girl and her 1-year-old sister waiting for news of their injured mother who was rwehed away in an ambulance. they tell volunteers they're scared. they just want to go home. whil
are missing, and many buildings have not yet been chec d. but this is what gives so many hope. a hotel worker buried for two days, uses his cell phone to signal rescue teams. he's weak, but will sutwrvive. women and children are found alive, and pulled from the rubble every day. but too often the news is grim. at the miami hotel, they've discovered more odies. this woman learns hin brother victor is gone. still, she stays. it's too hard to walk away and say good-bye. the 7.8 quake took only seconds t destroy this neighborhood, but the president says it could cost billions of dollars to repair all e:of the damage. lester? >> miguel almaguer, thank you. it's primary day in new york. rich d egate hauls up nor grabs. for both front-runners, the aim is not just to win, but win big.
strip a dogged and determined bernie sanders of any claim of momentum. while for donald trump, a wide victory margin could put him on an easier track toa clinch the nomination before the summer's convention. let's get the very latest from katy tur at the republican contest. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the campaign is expe iing to win b g here tonight. the next two weeks are crucial. donald trump needs to win by a wide margin across the northeast before he gets to indiana. a wild card state a oss could lead to a contested convention. donald trump casting a ballot inanew york city. >> just a great honor. i think it's a great thonor for new york. >> reporter: looking at what could be a clean sweep in the empire state. winning all 95 delegates. but the campaign is alre.dy looking ahead, focusing on the 54 unbound delegates in pennsylvania. many of whom tell nbc news trump's team was r thw first to reach out.
spot for trump where polling has him ahead by wide margins. >> go to western pennsylvania and you see the jobs that have ybeen lost. all that industry that's been shipped abroad. you know, i think we're the only ones speaking to that message. >> reporter: ted cruz and john kasich are just hoping to pick off delegates in the blue corner of the country, setting up a showdown in indiana on may 3rd. right now, trump needs 61% of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination, but if he sweeps new york and wins big on the april 26th primaries, he'll ly need 50% to 53%. ile ted cruz would find it mathematically impossible to win in any anything in anything but a contested convention. >> they will be at an
um. secret about the goals of this couple. hillary clinton confident f the sta w that made her senator twice will deliver a h clinton hawin, wtich could expand her lead over sanders by 25 de.legates. but if she wins by ly single digits, sanders out greeting crowds in midtown manhattan today could gain momentum by beating expectations. >> i think we're going to do just fine. >> reporter: the sar nders team has poured resources in new york, outspending clinton 2-1 on tv ads. putting on those massive rallies. it's all taken its toll on clinton.
rating down 11 points since march. partly because of theh new york slugfest says the clinton team. >> he has leveled character attacks ag nst hillary clinton. he's basically called her corrupt. >> reporter: and what if sanders loses big tonight. >> if a series of really big states go her way, what would happen. >> no one is going to arrive at the convention with enough pledged delegates to secure the nomination. >> reporter: sanders was already looking past new york to the next contest in pennsylvania. >> i think we're going to win here in pennsylvania nex week. >> reporter: and despite all of the infighting, in exit polls only 13% of new york democrats voting today said that they would definitely not vote for clinton if she becomes the nominee. lester? >> andrea mitchell in new york, thank you. a major court ruling tonight in the hotly contested issue, a federal court has sided with a tr sgender teen who is fighting to use the boys' bathroom at his school in virginia. it's a case that could have implications all thute why to north caroli
been the focus of intense debate over its so-called bathroom law. our justice rresdondt pete splliams has late details. >> reporter: in the first ruling of its kind, a federal appeals court says it's sex discrimination to bar students from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. it's a vic toto for a virginia high school student who was born a girl, but identifies as male, and has undergone hormone therapy. the appeals court upheld u.s. education department regulations that require public schools to treat transgender stunts consistent with their gender identity. thine riqing applies to four other eastern states that are in the same federal judicial circuit, including north carolina. it likl ely means that state's controversial transgender bathroom law passed last month -- >> thipis is hate and gotry bigotry. >>wh reporker: -- could enforced in collegds and universities. north carolina's governor is asking his state's lawyers to
su a major, major change in social no if that is going to be news to not onl a a dissenting judge said it tramples on privacy and safety based on anatomical differences between the sexes. the white house is condemning a major attack by the taliban in afghanistan. at least 28 peopl gunfire, after detonating a car bomb. momist of the victims were civilians, in89uding children. the fda is launching a targeted campaign aimed at teenagers. the message, smokeless tobacco can kill you or lead to life-changing deformities. oral and throat cancer kills roughly one person every hour, 24
nbc's tom costeslo has the details on the blunt warning. >> reporter: from the mounsage but chewing tobacco, or dip, has been linked to gun disease, tooth loss and multiple cancers. they're targeting boys in rural america with a jarring message. >> when you believe a can of dip couldn do no harm. dip can causetuth cancer. smokeless doesn't mean harmless. >> reporter: graphic images meant to scare the very teens who might feel c cancer. >> reporter: but br: eaking through is a challenge. that mark left by a can of chew in a back pocket is as much a part of the culture as country music in many states. >> these kids walk around seeing some of the most important people in their lives using dip, or chew, eta it's their dads or thier
brothers, community leaders. so they say to themselves, they're allcusieg it, so it must be okay to do dr >> reporter: and every day, nearly 1,000 teenage boys are trying chew for the first time. nearly as many as are smoking their first cigarette every day. despite some of baseball's legends dying from oral ncer ys, as many a a third of major league players still chew. now cities across the un are banning chewing tobacco in their ballparks. curt schilling diagnosed with mouth cancer. >> i met men with half a face, half a tongue, have a jaw, who tried to warn me. >> reporter: the hope, thdr today's teenage boys will listen. tom costello, nbc news, washington. still ahead tonight, surviving a stroke. e revolutionary new treatment that's been shown to elimina life-altering complications if patients get it quickly. we'll tell you more on that. a mother in an early-morning workout found murdered inside a church. caught on the call just came in. she'stab8ut to arrive.
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finally tonight, we remember one of the most beloved tv moms pi all-time, doris roberts who played ray romano's prying mom on "everybody loves raymond" and other memorable roles, has passed away at the age of 90. tributes are pouring in from co-stars and fans. nbp c's joe fryer has a look back. >> i can contribute. i'm not just some trt me t wife. >> what contest in he tll did i win? >> reporter: few actresses have captured the essence of an overbearing mother and meddling mo bther-in-law much like doris roberts. >> well, debra, i was coming over, and then i noticed that your children were starving. >> reporter: she's best remembered for playing marie barone. her career spans seven decades, with movie roles, not to mention
programs. she was even on the love boat. perhaps roberts' biggest break came in the '80s when she scored a part on remington steele originally wri en for a younger woman. age was a constant punchline throughout her career. >> this is what happens when you're young and sexy. >> reporter: or selling doritos. >> i'm a youthful 32. >> reporter: but age-ism was a huge issue for her. >> you don't see a picture of any woman in any magazine over 40, unless you're selling di pends or viagra. >> reporter: roberts is being remembered. doris had an energy and spirit that amazed me. everybody may have loved raymond, but we all adored doris. joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. that's going to do it for us on a tuesday night. i'm lester holt. before we go, take a look outside at rockefeller plaza.
new fears for sofia vergara's husband joe. hospitalized with an alarming health crisis. >> now, on "extra." "magic mike star" joe nganiello battling a mystery pillness that started with appendicitis. what's reallywrong? "extra" with the latest detail the final photo of dorei roberts just days ago as we remember the emmy-winning