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a gunman os say they will never support donald trump, and president obama comes out swinging. running for their lives. the monster inferno caught on camera, everything they have rn. nbc news exclusive, bombshell allegations that more people at penn state including joe paterno knew about jerry sandusky decades earlier than previously known. and uncontrollable urges for sex, shopping, binge eating or gambling. a new warning about a well-known prescription drug so many depend on.
right now.annd. but not before three people were killed and terrified the region 14 yea. but this time police killer who was arrested this afternoon is a federal security officer. nbc's pete williams has late details of the still unfolding drama. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after a series of shootings began in suburban washington, police arrested a suspect, a 62-year-old officer with a federal protective service. police say he killed his estranged wife, gladys, last night as she was picking up
pennsylvania plates. this morning, two more hoot byarng lot of the parking lot of the first one. a woman was wounded, a man who came to her aid, another man was killed. >> there was gunfire over here, it sounded like two rapid pops. >> reporter: about half an hour later, shots rang out outside a grocery store about nine miles away. a woman was killed in that shooting. parents were notified that 200 schools in the county were locked to outsiders. >> we're placing all mcps schools in a shelter in place due to police activity at montgomery mall and in aspen hill. >> reporter: police say about 1:30 this afternoon they spotted the suspect's car and put him under surveillance at a strip mall across the street from the second shooting scene. then they swarmed in,
>> reporter: federal officials say he was g n march aftewi order. xually abused the go ecuts say he'll appear in court monday to be formally charged with murder. when he was placed on leave from the federal protective service which provides security for government buildings, he surrendered his service weapons, but police say he clearly had his own. lester? >> pete williams in maryland tonight. thank you. now to the hostile takeover and the growing civil war within the republican party. more big names, including jeb bush, making it known today they do not support donald trump. and won't vote for him. and president obama
swinging, a possible onal trump's a con man. ppor mebody i don't believe is a reliable republican is not a consistent conservative. bush adding he cannot support trump's candidacy. the comments less than 24 hours after speaker paul ryan said he's not ready to back trump yet. >> paul ryan? i don't know what happened. >> reporter: in omaha, unloading on his former rivals. >> but i don't talk about jeb bush. i will not say -- i will not say he's low energy. and i won't talk about lindsay graham, who had like one point -- did you ever see this guy on television? he is nasty.
>> reporter: trump an and trump together as the presumptive nominee n >> we will never come out on top if we accept advice from sound byte salesmen and carnival barkers. >> reporter: sources tell nbc news president obama will begin campaigning in earnest against trump once the democratic race is officially wrapped up, as trump attacks clinton over her family's charitable foundation and her husband's infidelity. tonight the contentious contender facing more protests before he even arrived at his rally.
it's almost stop trump what do you make about this and what it says about where we are in this race? >> i think what it says is, this has been a rough 48 hours for donald trump. when he became the presumptive nominee when john kasich dropped out, when you look back at past moments like that, mitt romney, john mccain, george w. bush, there was more euphoria in the party at that moment. there's been nothing but that. and there's a reason that party unity matters, lester. it's pretty simple, and it's this. thpa
ground. >> it looks like a war zone. >> reporter: with many desperate for gas and water, charlotte roy and her four children at a shelter today. >> i hope we have somewhere to live. >> reporter: plumes can be seen from space, traveling 3,000 miles, all the way to florida. lightning may have sparked this blaze, but multiple factors conditions out here disaster. millions of dead trees are making the fire impossible to stop. >> this fire is so immense, and so of
control, what we he rizon. now to an nbc news cle. a shocking new bombshell in the penn state child sex abuse scandal. it follows new allegations found in court documents that the late coach joe paterno was told about accusations against jerry sandusky 35 years before the scandal broke. paterno's family called those allegations, quote, bunk. but nbc news has learned others at penn state, including a number of coaches, knew about sandusky, too,ng
but it is the slowest sith growth we'ven for a historic and only i news event. kim jong-un convened his ruling congress for the first time in 36 years. and he used the moment to threaten the world with his nuclear capability. nbc's bill neely has the details inside north korea's capital. >> reporter: a stirring salute to a
he said the nuclear enemy number one. this congress overshadowed by fears of another provocative nuclear test. north koreans so told me they're proud and loyal. the best leader in the world? >> yes. >> what should americans know about your leader? comrade kim is the best, she said, and a peacemaker.
north korea said any word again k nth including student otto warmbier.isolated, and more dangerous than ever. even his main ally china has lost patience with him. it's not a great way to start his big celebration of power. lester? >> bill neely from north korea. still ahead tonight, compulsive sex, gambling, shopping and more. a new warning about uncontrollable side effects from a widely used prescription drug. and one woman who says it nearly tore her family apart. we'll have her story. also, when the big day is over, what do you do with all the leftover wedding flowers? a heartwarming solution we'll tell you about in our new series, inspiring america.
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series, inspiring america. >> reporter: wedding season means flowers. lots of flowers. $8 billion spent every single year. but after the i dos, trash. >> it is heart-wrenching for me on such a beautiful occasion knowing all these flowers at the end of the night are being tossed. >> reporter: that's where jennifer grove and her team come in. when all the guests have left, the women behind repeat roses collect the discarded flowers, about 150 pounds for an average wedding, and bring them back to their warehouse. >> we're going to put one stem in each of these. >> reporter: for a fee paid by the wedding party, they clean, recut and provide them to facilities, avoiding landfalls and making what was once used new again. >> we collected these from a wedding just a few hours ago. >> now you're going to take them to -- >> these are going to the ronald mcdonald house to the pediatric ca
>> reporter: delivering them to people like 4-year-old charlotte and 8-year-old iana. >> they're beautiful. >> reporter: iana's family lives in pennsylvania. charlotte's in oregon. but both girls live here, at the ronald mcdonald house for months at a time so they can receive stage four cancer treatment. >> there's nothing else we can do but be here. >> reporter: the flowers, they say, make everything just a little bit easier. >> it just reminds you of springtime, and just happy moments. you kind of forget about what's going on. >> reporter: and can dream of a brighter future. >> she tells us, that they believe, because everything's going to be okay. that's what we do, we believe. >> reporter: while they believe, they stop, and smell the roses. morgan radford, nbc news, new york. >> they certainly brightened my day. if you have a story about an organization or a community that's inspiring america through their work, tell us about it on our facebook page. that's going to do it for us on a friday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us at nbc news, thank you for watching, and good night.