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ballpark every day, and you keep getting hit with a pie in the face, you guys aren't very good you know, you get a little tired of that, whes we are pretty good. when we start plareng good, nobody else except us is held accountable for it. weho'll get through it and we'll be fine. >> the sky is not falling. >> okay. up next, nbc nightly news. . 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. miions run for cover 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 eqhaual pay for equal
on the field, in the fice and in holl,wood. asking why women are still making $0.79 for every dollar a man gets. and warhol heist. the fbi on the hunts 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 tryingt o 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
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 unrelentin thga2016 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 dcandidate 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
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 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 e house budget committee. >> reporter: then , st 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, nald truatmp ms looking pastdoext week's new york ke primary and is busy
n 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 plan against him. nbc's hallie jackson tells us more. >>ve 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 g after clinton for nott 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
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 tdielling kristen welker the candidate won't respond tit for tat to every insult but will hit trump's busudess ipractices le his republican rivals did with trump university toow undercut the mentan he's not a middle class advocate. the campaign would target immigration and women's issues. and some analysts see cl inton's attacks against sanders on g 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 thb front runner's friendly past. maybe in their future
are preparing for. with an eye on the white house, trump's already previewing possibility running meats mates mentioning john kasich and marco rubio. all former rivals of ump. >> 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 .ith's nal ments.
mercedes suv and cardell hayes was driving a hummer. he is bumped. the hummer, pulls over but the suv appears to speed away. seconds tater, the hummer follows. video from another businecs shows both hicles 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 take you on 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.
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 ammate pierre thomas who was with him that night speaking out for the first time writingnion social meyia, 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 pate of destruction. >> reporter: pounding hail as big as softballs. battering nth texas. crevashing through windows, destroying cars and ripping holes into the siding of homes. anna martin saved the hail that fell on to
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 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 lo nunger. 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 pr stobable 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 while fixing the roofs. >> reporter: residents
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. 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 1 wounded. robert dear admitted he was the gunman though he hasn't enter adplea. new c lling details. in the parking lot prosecutors say dear told t plhe woman she quote, shouldn't have come. shot her multiple mes, then s rmed the clinic.
ne tanks he left in the parking lot. hoping they would excaplode. he had an arsenal. six rifles, two handguns and a shot gun while wearing a home made ballistic vest. >>, we're pinneduin 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 ofbabies. >> 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.
one that killed three has shown no remorse. miguel almanguer, nbc news. a major unveiling in our nation's capital as pre dent obama dedicated a national moment for a battle generations haae fought for women's e e equality. 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 ye.ar more. >> i was speechless. i didn't even know how to grapple with that information. 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
patricia arquette and that moment at the oscars. >> it's our time. to have wage equality ce and for all. >> reporter: with what do you hope to accomplish? >> women can't wait any longer. >> reporter: equal pay 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 w h t e largest gap louisiana, the mallest smallest in new york.. >> in addition to equal pay for equal work for men and men. 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 finawcial services and healthcare. education teachers nking worst. meanwhile, aline makes as much as her male colleague but is suing
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sh 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 of the iconic campbell's soup cans. kevin 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
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finally tonight a stor that reminds us it's never too late for your dreams to ta nke flight. a veteran military pilot who at age 96 had a life long wish he never fulfilled. he were thereothen it finally came true. now as our kristen dahlgren tells us his irias are soaring. >> reporter: jack is the type of guy that leaves people in awe. >> what do you mean you still fly an airplane at your age? >> reporter: at almost 97 years old he flies ev cery weekend. is that your second home in an airplane? >> i feel at home in anr. airplane. >> reporter: he spent much of his life in a cockpit from world war ii through korea and vietnam. jack piloted massive transport planes and
there is one plane he's never flown in until now. thanks to a partnership between wish of a lifetime and thae natooninwide communities of brookdale senior living jack is getting his wish. with his daughter and 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 ..d. >> 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.
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 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