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we have several breaking stories this monday night. the race for the white house. michael bloomberg says he will not run because it may help donald trump win. trump, and his message for ted cruz. and hillary clinton, what she just asked of bernie sanders. and a major victory for erin andrews. the $55 million verdict. after suing her stalker and a major hotel. deadly storms tonight, powerful winds, flash floods, and lightning strikes. and the system moving from the south to the east. one of the most famous athletes, her secret revealed,
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and her apology. and what they're now planning to do for mrs. reagan. good evening. we'll get to the $55 million verdict in just a moment. but first, michael bloomberg saying he will not run. his reason -- he says a bloomberg campaign will help donald trump or ted cruz take votes away from the democrats. and ted cruz, with two wins. not far behind in the delegate count. tonight, donald trump the winner in 12 states. all of those in red. ted cruz, winning 6, just 84 delegates behind. here's tom llamas. michael bloomberg, making it
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clear, he doesn't want to help donald trump get into the white house. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump getting hit from all sides. at his rallies. >> uh-oh, we have another one. >> reporter: protesters increasingly trying to steal his bully pulpit. >> get out of here! looks like a nice little guy, actually. go home to mommy! bye! go home to mommy! go home to mommy! tell her to tuck you in bed. >> reporter: on tv, the brutal ad war against him, ramping up. outside groups spending millions. veterans attacking the billionaire as a draft-dodging trust fund baby. >> donald trump hasn't served this country a day in his life. >> reporter: and trump now finding one of his rivals gaining on him. senator ted cruz scoring weekend wins in kansas and maine. >> i want to congratulate ted on maine and on kansas. and he should do well in maine, because it's very close to canada. let's face it. i mean -- >> reporter: trump now calling it a two-man race. >> i would love to be able to take on ted one-on-one.
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that would be so much fun. >> reporter: cruz, saying bring it on. >> i think the momentum is surging. we're seeing folks who had been supporting donald trump who are realizing he isn't who they thought he was. >> reporter: but piling on trump and cruz today, former new york mayor michael bloomberg. announcing he will not run for president himself. bloomberg writing, quote, "there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of donald trump or senator ted cruz. this is not a risk i can take in good conscience." bloomberg accusing his fellow billionaire of running "the most divisive and demagogic presidential campaign i can remember." but with trump and cruz surging, senator marco rubio struggling to break out. only winning 2 of the 20 contests so far. >> personally, i'd call for him to drop out of the race. >> reporter: rubio saying today he's not going anywhere. >> of course donald trump is calling on people to drop out. but donald suffered some real damage over the last week. people are starting to learn that donald trump the character and donald trump the person are not the same thing.
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>> reporter: hoping for florida next week. and a major development on the democratic side, hillary clinton with a message for bernie sanders and his supporters. sanders clashing last night in a debate. but clinton making it clear she wants to end this on friendlier terms. she hopes sanders will help her win his supporters over after she wins the nomination. clinton has won 11 states, sanders, 8. and tomorrow, a must-win for him. he's 17 points behind in polls. here's david wright at a sanders rally in ann arbor, michigan. >> look, i like bernie. >> reporter: today, hillary clinton was already looking forward to an endorsement from
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bernie sanders. >> i hope he would help me reach out to his supporters. >> if there's a large voter turnout, we will win. >> reporter: he needs to win tomorrow's big primary here in michigan to win the nomination, he would need to win every remaining state by ten points. so, last night's debate was contentio contentious. >> excuse me, i'm talking. >> if you're going to talk, tell the whole story. >> reporter: clinton's campaign accused sanders of rudely shushing her. he says it's the other way around. >> he was against the auto
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bailout. >> reporter: coming off clinton invoked the auto industry bailout. >> he voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry. >> oh -- >> reporter: note the careful wording there. in fact, sanders was on the record supporting the auto bailout, but voted against it. the money lumped in with another package. and at rallies like this one, he's trying to set the record straight. he has a lot of supporters, but will it be enough. david? >> thank you. now to the other major headline, erin andrews and the major victory. a $55 million guilty verdict against the stalker and the hotel. the jury siding with her,
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following a video taken of her viewed by more than 17 million people. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: late today the verdict in the erin andrews case. >> $55 million, correct? >> yes. >> reporter: the jury has decided the nashville marriott shares the blame for that secretly recorded naked video that was seen by more than 17 million people. >> you know your body. and i saw it for two seconds and i was like, oh, my god. >> reporter: andrews claiming the hotel made it easy for her stalker, michael barrett, to get a room next door to hers and through a peephole, use his cellphone to shoot video of her getting out of the shower. >> i called the operator and asked, can i have erin andrews' room? they connected me so then i knew what room she was in. >> reporter: barrett pled guilty to stalking in 2010 and served 27 months in prison. she sued him, the nashville marriott, and the hotel's management company. their lawyers claiming throughout the trial that andrews' career was not harmed,
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but has in fact thrived since this happened. >> she's not claiming her career was ruined because of this, she's saying her life was ruined because of this. >> do you believe you will ever get over this? >> no. >> reporter: david, stalker michael barrett was found to be 51% at fault making him responsible for $28 million in damages. the hotel's management company and owners were found to be 49% at fault. they will have to pay out more than $26 million. >> have we heard from erin andrews tonight? >> reporter: we have. she's thanking all the victims around the world that supported her to stand up and hold them accountable. david? >> eva, thank you. next tonight here, to the tributes pouring in, celebrating
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the life of nancy reagan. the service at the reagan library on friday. invitations to 1,000 people going out. matt gutman tonight, from the reagan library. >> reporter: with those flags lowered at the reagan national library, and the white house, president obama today remembering the former first lady. >> i know how much she meant not just to president reagan, but to the country as a whole. >> reporter: as a first lady she was defined by her devotion to her husband, and as a widow by her devotion to his legacy at the reagan library. workers tonight setting up a venue for a 1,000-person funeral friday. but before the ceremony the condolences. her daughter patty writing, "there is comfort in feeling surrounded by gentle thoughts and kind wishes." her stepson michael tweeting, "nancy is where she has always wanted to be with her ronnie. now she is at peace." sheila tate, her former press secretary, focusing on her
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crusades for alzheimer's research and against drug use. >> she traveled hundreds of thousands of miles over her eight years, raising money for treatment programs. >> reporter: nancy reagan passed away sunday morning at the bel air estate she and president reagan had lived in since he left the white house in 1988. her body will be brought for burial near her beloved. >> we've learned that president and mrs. reagan planned much of their farewells? >> yes, they began planning their own funerals while still in the white house. david? >> thank you, matt. we turn to the severe
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weather developing, along the gulf coast. but first, the dangerous storms hitting the west. lightning over the skyline of los angeles. wind gusts as high as 40 miles an hour in l.a., downing power lines and knocking out power. >> reporter: el nino-fueled thunderstorms pummeling the west with deadly force. from inglewood, california, this tree crashing down onto cars. >> i was devastated. >> reporter: to san jose, where heavy rains were likely the culprit in this collapse. >> we've got wires down, we've got accidents, we've got rescue responses. >> reporter: the system, briefly knocking out power to l.a.'s airport. lightning setting this palm tree ablaze. our neal karlinsky in pacifica, where el nino's fury condemned these apartments earlier this winter. >> reporter: they're so worried about this building falling over the cliff, they had scheduled to demolish it today. but they've now had to delay that 24 hours because the storm
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made conditions here so dangerous. >> reporter: north of sacramento, a woman drowning after the car she was riding in went around a roadblock and into six feet of water. crews right now are sawing through this huge ficus tree. that crushed two cars. it blew out the windows of that one. and david, this storm may have moved through quickly but it left lasting damage. there's another car buried right there. david? >> kayna, thank you. to that severe storm threat in the south. texas and oklahoma at risk for winds, hail, and a possible tornado. the threat growing tomorrow. 24 millions in the trouble zone, before it moves to the north. we'll stay on it. a major headline from the supreme court. justices reversing the ruling not approving a same-sex
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adoption. next to paeyton manning making it official, tearing up as he announced his retirement after 18 seasons. here's clayton sandell. >> reporter: peyton manning will miss football as much as football will miss him. >> i revere football. i love the game. >> reporter: winning the super bowl turned out to be the ultimate retirement party. >> the denver broncos have taken super bowl 50. >> reporter: for a player who thought his career might be over in 2011. neck surgery sidelined him an entire season in indianapolis. but in denver he fought back. becoming a five-time mvp. the only quarterback to win two super bowls for different teams. >> i've finished my football race, and after 18 years, it's time. >> reporter: for the first time manning publicly addressed sexual assault allegations made against him by a former trainer at the university of tennessee. >> i did not do what has been alleged and i'm not interested
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in re-litigating something that happened when i was 19 years old. >> reporter: manning known as the sheriff for laying down the law. rides into the sunset with one last trademark call -- >> omaha. >> reporter: manning says he's going on vacation. going to play some golf before he decides what's next. david? >> clayton, thank you. still much more ahead on "world news tonight." the pastor shot outside his shot. the alleged gunman, a former marine, considered armed and dangerous. the garbage truck losing control, plunging more than 100 feet. incredibly, he survives. and one of the most famous athletes in the world, and her big reveal. and her apology. many asking, though, will it be enough? company says they'll only paye
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next tonight, a stunning admission from one of the world's top tennis stars. maria sharapova, admitting she failed a drug test. here's ryan smith. >> reporter: tonight, maria sharapova, tennis star and the world's highest-paid female athlete admitting she failed a drug test at this year's australian open. the 28-year-old, saying she's been taking the drug meldonium, used to treat heart ailments,
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but allegedly boosting endurance in some who take it since 2006 for medical issues. unaware, she claims, it was added to tennis' banned substances list this year. >> i had a magnesium deficiency. i also had an irregular ekg results, and i have a family history of diabetes. >> reporter: sharapova, a tennis prodigy, becoming an instant star after winning wimbledon at 17. going on to win four more grand slams, but in the years that followed, injuries taking their toll. the star, claiming she'll cooperate with the investigation into her failed test. >> i know i face consequences. and i don't want to end my career this way. >> reporter: one of the most well-known tennis players to fail a drug test, is subject to provisional suspension. when we come back, the pastor shot outside of his
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finally tonight here, the hand-written love letter from a president to his wife. their love affair began in hollywood, and continued in the white house. to her, he was just "ronnie." both actors, they met in hollywood in the 1950s. >> how do you know so much about the moon? >> i know a lot about it. i spend all my time looking at it when you're away. >> reporter: marriage, children. his run for public office. >> it's a smashing victory for reagan. >> if i start to say what's really in my heart i'm afraid i'll start to cry. so thank you very much. >> reporter: becoming the nation's 40th president. never left his side. the president cutting in as she
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danced with frank sinatra. those glamorous state dinners. the guests, dignitaries, hollywood, royalty. >> reporter: after ronald reagan revealed in a public letter he had alzheimer's disease in 1994. nancy became even more the protector of his life and his legacy. >> just four years ago, ronnie stood before you and spoke for what he said might be his last speech at a republican convention. sadly, his words were too prophetic. >> reporter: but his wore words for her were beautiful. i love you very, very much.
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