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chase and car wreck in indiana. the officer taken to the hospital what we're learning. also tonight, vladimir putin speaking to thousands at russia's victory day parade, marking the defeat of nazi germany. the defiant message he sent to the west and new images, the bombing of a school in eastern ukraine. more than 60 feared dead our teams inside moscow and ukraine the fight over abortion escalating in wisconsin. an antiabortion rights group's office hit with a molotov cocktail senate democrats preparing a vote this week on abortion rights as the battle rages from state to state. mystery in paradise police naming three american tourists found dead at a bahamas resort a fourth airlifted to the u.s. what caused it the nationwide shortage of baby formula. the urgent warnings from pediatricians nbc news investigates the chilling, never-before-heard fbi interview with a school shooter a year before the killings.
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were warning signs missed and my visit with "sesame street." history-making new kid on the block >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt good evening we begin tonight with breaking news. the manhunt for that inmate who escaped from an alabama prison with a corrections officer ten days ago is apparently over authorities say the inmate, casey white, and the officer, vicky white, are in custody in evansville, indiana. earlier today, the u.s. marshals said they received a tip and security camera images from a car wash in that city of a pickup truck they think the couple used. gabe gutierrez is here with late details. gabe, what are authorities saying >> reporter: lester, just a few moments ago authorities in alabama said they captured the pair in southern indiana after a pursuit ended in a crash. earlier in the day, security camera footage from a business in evansville, indiana showed a man investigators believe may have been casey white, the inmate who was on the run
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ten days ago police say vicky white said she was transporting that inmate, casey white, no relation, from jail to the courthouse for a mental health evaluation officials confirming the two had been in a relationship as far back as 2020 they followed a lead on the vehicle and that led them to indiana. >> this has ended a very long an stressful and challenging week and a half it ended the way that we knew it would they are in custody. what i'm very thankful for tonight is that no one was hurt, no citizens were hurt, no law enforcement officers were hurt >> reporter: vicky white has been taken to the hospital for treatment. the u.s. marshals say sh has a self-inflicted gunshot wound. casey white is in custody. no law enforcement officers fired any shots, police say, and authoritie will move to extradite the pair to alabama.
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>> gabe gutierrez with that late-breaking news, thank you. let's turn to the display of military might in moscow, president vladimir putin marking victory day, commemorating the defeat of nazi germany and in a speech, putin defending russian actions in ukraine against what he called neo-nazis. keir simmons is in moscow and a viewer note -- russia is cracking down on journalists and limiting what reporters can say under threat of imprisonment >> reporter: a victory day parade without a victory. but an uncompromising message. 11,000 marching through red square followed by tanks and nuclear-capable missiles russia's annual military parade commemorating the soviet victory over nazi germany and among the salutes, soldiers straight from the conflict in ukraine. "we are fighting for our motherland, for our future," president
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putin told them, while blaming nato and ukraine for provoking it many russians rallying around their president. president putin just walking by there, people cheering and clapping and shouting "russia. especially the older generation what did you think of president putin's speech "this is a patriot president," this man says "he sacrifices his life for the sake of his people." "i love our president," replies this woman "he keeps the peace so there is no war. president putin today acknowledging a toll of grief and death presenting the hero of russia medal to a father for his son, commander killed in ukraine. "god grant we no longer lose our loved ones," the dad replied. president putin later walking with families, holding pictures of relatives lost in the second world war in russia, the past
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and the present connected today by its president and its people >> keir joins us from moscow tonight keir, what struck you in terms of differences from previous russian victory day holidays and this one >> reporter: you know, lester, in the past, world leaders have attended these events. today, none did. and a planned flyover of fighter jets and bombers didn't take place. the kremlin blames bad weather. lester >> keir simmons, thank you. and in ukraine, the war grinds on. no let-up by russian forces today constant attacks in the east after the deadly strike on a school building that was being used as a shelter. kelly cobiella has the latest from inside ukraine. >> reporter: tonight, dozens are still buried under a mountain of rubble that used to be a school in eastern ukraine. russia's relentless attacks making it dangerous to search for bodies ukrainian officials say as many as 90 people were taking
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shelter in the school's basement when a russian missile hit this weekend a senior u.s. defense official says russian progress is still limited, including strikes in the south and odesa. and the last ukrainian evacuees from mariupol's besieged steel plant are now in the relative safety of ukrainian territory. >> they crushed our city, my city, when they leave >> reporter: elsewhere in mariupol, ceremonies for russia's victory day holiday. pro-russian officials laying flowers, lighting an eternal flame. but the somber wreath-laying not going according to plan in poland, where protesters pelted the russian ambassador with red paint, chanting "fascist" and "murderer. back in ukraine, over two months of war taking a toll. how were you injured this ukrainian fighter, whose identity we were asked to protect, is a
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father and worked at a telecom company. he told me he was pulling people from bombed homes on the front line when russian forces opened fire what did you see "i saw shelling of civilian houses. they don't look at what the targets are, military or civilians," he said. "they flattened everything to the ground." that fighter told us as soon as he's well, he's going back to the front line like so many we talked to, he says he sees no quick end to this war, lester >> kelly cobiella in ukraine, thank you from state capitals to the homes of supreme court justices, growing protests tonight aimed at shaping the future of abortion rights in america after that leaked supreme court draft decision that would overturn roe v. wade blayne alexander now with that story. >> reporter: with the landmark roe v. wade decision hanging in the balance, the protests are becoming increasingly personal. in madison, wisconsin, a pair of molotov cocktail shattered the windows at the wisconsin family action office,
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an antiabortion group. >> unfortunately we're investigating the fruits of hate and violence in the form of an arson. >> reporter: in washington, as protesters fill the streets around the supreme court, others took their anger straight to the justices themselves, staging sit-ins outside the homes of chief justice john roberts. >> we will not go back >> reporter: and justice brett kavanaugh. all signs of a deepening divide, one week after a leaked draft opinion threw the future of roe v. wade into question on capitol hill, democrats will vote this week to advance a bill protecting abortion rights. that legislation almost sure to fail. but forcing senators to go on the record. >> choice should not be up to a handful of right wing judges. >> reporter: today the senate's top republican slammed those efforts. >> it just gives americans yet another reminder that the radicals are running the show >> reporter: now the focus is increasingly shifting from the nation's capital to state capitals already this year, eight states have
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enacted measures protecting abortion rights while changes that would bolster abortion restrictions have passed in at least ten states >> we are ready for this change. >> reporter: martha zoller runs the georgia life alliance. do you expect there is more legislation to come >> that certainly may happen for our group, we're reintroducing the bill that would limit the ability to send the chemical abortion cocktail through the mail >> reporter: all of it setting the stage for a potential patchwork of policies across the country. blayne alexander, nbc news tonight a fifth covid wave may be starting to grip most of the country cases are up 50% in the last two weeks hospitalizations are also up, though covid-related deaths are down 12% the cdc raising several counties to high alert status in states including massachusetts, connecticut, and new york now to the mystery in the bahamas authorities today identifying three americans found dead at a sandals resort there. husband and wife
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michael and robbie phillips from tennessee, and vince chiarella of florida chiarella's wife donnis was airlifted to a florida hospital where she's listed in fair condition the cause of death is under investigation. authorities are examining the hot water heater and air conditioner for possible leaks we'll turn to the battle for the midterms now with all eyes on pennsylvania the biggest state on the primary calendar next week and the next major test of donald trump's endorsement power. dasha burns is there >> reporter: in a final countdown to the critical pennsylvania primary, the former president stumping in a rainy, muddy fairground >> you're going to send dr. oz to fight for you in the u.s. senate >> reporter: the celebrity doctor mehmet oz may test the limits of the magic. >> i'm tough as nails and i will never let you down god bless you, pennsylvania >> reporter: oz, who went to medical school in pennsylvania decades ago but has lived and been
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registered to vote in new jersey until last year, has faced criticism of his conservative bona fides. >> the main thing i hear is, i know who dr. oz is but he's not from here and i don't know what he stands for. so what do you say to those voters >> i want republican primary voters to be skeptical, kick the tires, ask me hard questions, check out my campaign. >> reporter: but loyal trump fans like melanie and celeste say they just don't get trump's support for oz >> i have not had one person tell me something favorable about him. >> we find that amazing. >> you haven't met anybody? >> no. >> no. >> reporter: they spent three weeks door-knocking on behalf of underdog candidate carla sands across deep red westmoreland county. >> she's running against oz are you familiar with all that what do you think of his endorsement of oz? >> i'm kind of surprised. >> reporter: unlike j.d. vance in ohio, the latest polls show oz up just two points after trump's endorsement, still
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virtually tied with david mccormick, a former hedge fund executive from western p.a. in another twist, many of mr. trump's former aides are throwing their support behind mccormick. nearly 40% of republican voters here say they haven't made up their mind. his endorsement didn't necessarily seal the deal for you >> no, i just need to learn more >> reporter: pennsylvania now the biggest trump test yet. dasha burns, nbc news, latrobe, pennsylvania. in 60 seconds, what's behind a severe and growing shortage of baby formula. we've got important advice from pediatricians. what parents need to know
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all right. we're back now with a growing problem across the country. parents are desperately scrambling to find baby formula as the nationwide shortage grows even worse. stephanie gosk now with what pediatricians want parents to know. >> reporter: empty shelves. >> this is really scary.
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>> reporter: and worried parents. >> a couple of stores we've been in have not had it, we've had to go to the next location >> reporter: they're looking for baby formula. and not finding it at least not easily. >> i myself am down to one can of formula >> reporter: at the end of april, nearly 40% of popular baby formulas were sold out across the u.s that's up from 31% two weeks before the shortage is getting worse. >> this is a pain in the butt to find >> reporter: baby formula, like many things, has been affected by supply chain issues making it worse, the abbott nutrition plant in sturgis, michigan, one of the largest in the country, has been shuttered for months the company issued a voluntary recall of multiple powdered baby formulas in february and halted production. the fda is investigating conditions at the factory. in a statement to nbc, abbott in part says it is implementing corrective actions and enhancements and working on resuming operations meantime, retailers target, walgreens, and
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cvs are limiting the amount of formula that can be bought. cvs tells customers they can only buy three baby formula products in one purchase pediatricians have some tips. don't dilute formula >> there's too much water. babies can't -- their kidneys ar not mature enough to process that water and that could lead to serious health consequences >> reporter: consider other brands >> most babies will adjust and do just as well on a different brand of formula >> reporter: make sure the formula has been stored properly and is not expired. for people who need special formula because of medical conditions including adults, check in with your doctor. stephanie gosk, nbc news up next for us tonight, were warning signs missed before a school shooting? we're hearing for the first time what a gunman told the fbi before the attack.
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now to our nbc news investigation into a 2017 new mexico school shooting. and warning signs that may have been missed the shooter was interviewed by the fbi long before he opened fire and tonight for the first time, you will hear part of that interview. here is ken dilanian >> reporter: looking back is somethin jamie lattin can't escape >> i know she's not coming back. i haven't had to hit that wall yet. >> reporter: haunted not just by the violent death of her 17-year-old daughter >> how do you describe the coolest person you ever met >> reporter: but her
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belief that it should have been prevented. casey marquez, a cheerleader an gymnastics coach, was shot and killed alongside paco fernandez, a football player, th 21-year-old shooter ending his own life as police closed in >> it's a shame he wasn't on our radar. >> reporter: but there were warning signs long before the gunman walked through an unlocked school door in 2017, his hoodie concealing a handgun, he left a trail of hate and despair online, using handles like "future mass shooter. in 2012, he was suspended after writing a timeline of the columbine school shooting on a whiteboard he dropped out and court records say the school never told police what happened then came this online threat the year before the killings plotting mass shooting any suggestions for weapons that are good for killing lots of people within a budget prompting the fbi to send two agents to question him at home >> i mean, it's apparent you've studied all the mass shootings, school shootings.
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>> not all of them >> reporter: in this audio obtained exclusively by nbc news, the future shoote convinces the agents it's all a sick joke >> i don't want to shoot people cause i know what it's like to be in hell i'm just defending people online. >> reporter: what goes through your mind when you hear that >> he was mocking them he mentioned other shooters but he's really talking about himself. >> i guess my question for you is kind of what assurance can you give us. >> you guys can [ bleep ] watch me and stuff. >> reporter: but there is no school shooter watch list the fbi urged his parents to monitor him but closed his case saying they found no threat to the community. in wrongful death lawsuits filed against the fbi, school district and the police, lattin and her lawyers say the system failed >> had the fbi just simply gone down the road and asked a few more questions, they would have known there's something very wrong here >> reporter: the lawsuits say the fbi never told the school about the online
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threat and that local police did not take critical action. >> the aztec police department had a police officer who was assigned to the school that person was never told, you know, by the way, there is a guy who was a former student who, you know, is threatening to shoot the school >> reporter: citing the litigation, neither the school district nor the aztec police would comment to nbc news. in court papers they deny wrongdoing. a judge ruled the fbi can't be sued in this case but the bureau still declined to talk catherine schweit formerly ran the fbi's rapid shooter program and she reviewed the case for nbc news and she defended how the bureau handled it. >> even though he talked about a lot of different things, they are still just words i don't see anything that the fbi should have done and they didn't do. >> reporter: lattin says she will keep pushing for accountability, driven by her daughter's word in a poem found after her death. >> songs you've heard,
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conversations you've had will soon become a memory >> reporter: to make sure casey will not be forgotten. ken dilanian, nbc news, aztec, new mexico we'll take a break. coming up next, celebrating a new friend in the neighborhood i speak with "sesame street's" groundbreaking new star
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before we go, this is asian american and pacific islander heritage month and to mark it, a special guest stopped
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by our "nightly news: kids edition" program recently ji-young, who is korean american, tells me why she enjoys her new friends on "sesame street." what do you like to share with people about your background? >> oh, i mean, it's really cool to share things that are special to your family like food and holidays and language and stuff, because it makes a stronger community, to share all those things that make us different. >> and for kids who are watching, i know it's been a tough couple of years with this pandemic. how do you buck up your spirits when you're anxious >> what does "anxious" mean again >> "anxious" means you're a little afraid of what's going on or maybe you don't quite understand it and it makes you nervous. >> yeah, i felt anxious before, that's a good word to remember you know, when you're having big feelings, the first thing i do is name that feeling so it's okay to feel that feeling and then it helps to figure out what you want to do when i'm anxious, i may take a deep belly
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breath and that helps calm me down if i'm, like, angry, then maybe i'll play really loud angry songs on my guitar and that helps >> i'm right there with you, ji-young more with ji-young this week on the "nightly news: kids edition. that's "nightly news" for this monday. thanks for watching, everyone i'm lester holt. please take care of yourself and each other. good night >> ready one, two, three, four! ♪
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right now on nbc bay area news we are following breaking news. a shooting on interstate 80 in bakeville. a child has been injured. what we're learning about the latest freeway shooting. and more winter-like weather heading our way including hail and snow in the sierra. jeff ranieri with us tonight tells us what to expect in the coming hours. and the bay area's largest city telling employees to mask up again. will other local cities follow suit? the highest gas prices we've ever seen, again. what is fueling the historic highs. good evening. i'm raj mathai. we begin on this monday with breaking news. it is troubling. a child has


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