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looking to duplicate that feat. off to a good start. caesar hernandez living the hard knock life pulls one down the left field line and gone. second homer in as many days. 1 1-0 phils and tommy joseph spanks one into left field and daniel nava, 3-3. galvis with a ground ball to second and the play at the plate, matt wieters drops the ball and the fils take a 4-3 lead. joaquin benoit got the first save as a philly yesterday and today his first blown save. harper with a three-run home the president's race had a finish just as dramatic as the game. oh, my! teddy roosevelt going for the win gets taken out. the easter bunny.
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oh, nails him. >> he came out of nowhere. >> that was a hit brian dawkins would slow at. hops away, ho-hum. happy easter to teddy roosevelt. face all dirty. the mets visiting the marlins. mets without a he had. daniel straily strikes out lucas duda. straily with a no-no through the sixth but after 93 pitches and his fifth walk he gets yanked and three relievers later, two outs in the eighth still preserving this thing, neil walker gets a base hit to end the no-no. 2-2. the rookie riddle smacks a walkoff two-run home run. they don't only not get the no-no but get the loss, too. game one between the wizards and hawks. washington has the least amount wizards hosting game one of a
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that was also against the hawks. what did you expect in the rebound and sea to shining sea for the lefty layup. career high 32. he also had 14 assists and here's one of them to philly native. wizards take game one just like they did in 1979 which was the last time they went to the nba finals 1, 14-107. that is your look at sports. i'm danny pommels. we'll be right back.
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here's a live look down the shore at cape may where a couple people are still out on the beach. when a wonderful day as the hours are coming to a close on this easter sunday, and the sun is still out, and it's still nice and warm, but changes are coming, right. >> >> changes are coming, denise. really quickly. we talked about the observed high at a certain point and the official observed high in philadelphia 87 degrees. not record 90 set back in 2002,
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but i don't think anybody was complaining today. >> not at all. >> i'm pretty sure, and now we're tracking that cooldown so a cold front moves through. 47 degrees on monday and 66 tuesday and 61 wednesday, but before i kind of move on i do want to mention that we could see a shower passing through, especially for the lehigh valley and p.a. suburbs. i also don't want to neglect the fact that we could see an isolated thunderstorm. any time we see the temperatures get so warm and then a cold front follows suit, it will just kind of push that air out of the way and that could trigger one or two isolated thunderstorms. nothing wild, just a heads up there, and beyond that we're tracking for the philadelphia phillies' game thunderstorms next friday, and looks really nice next saturday and rain comes back next sunday but, you know what, we can always use the rain. >> pretty dry out there. >> that's right. >> and you know what, it stayed clear and dry for the easter egg hunters. >> can't complain. >> loved it. >> thanks, erika. >> of course. >> that's nbc 10 news for now. for all of us here, i'm denise nakano. we'll see you back here tonight at 11:00.
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"nbc nightly news" is next.
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♪ from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. >> good evening. we begin tonight with a story we'd rather not be telling, a horrific and brutal crime tailored to the reality we live in now, a world that allows social media to broadcast in real-time. cleveland police are scrambling to find a man who they say shot someone shot blank while live on facebook. authorities say he is armed and dangerous. we will have the latest from steve
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patterson. >> reporter: tonight terror in the streets of cleveland, a city wide murder manhunt. >> finding somebody about to kill, about to kill this guy right here. >> reporter: police scouring the streets, searching for a man suspected of life streaming an execution of a man in broad daylight. graphic video streamed on facebook live appears to show the suspect getting out of his car, telling a stranger he's going to die because of a woman. >> sthe's the reason this is about to happen to you. >> reporter: the final frames show the man raising a handgun. shot rings out and then the victim laying in a pool of blood. >> it is real shocking. it is a killer trying to show his power. it is akin to a terrorist beheading video. he is trying to show how powerful he is by broadcasting a murder live. >> reporter: police identify the suspect as steve stevens. on his facebook page, which has been taken off line, stevens claims to have killed up to 15 people. >> i'm going to try to kill as many people as i can over here. >> reporter: he posted a video manifesto
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about the kill canning spree before live streaming the suspected murder. >> it is like i'm always the bad guy, [ bleep ] people always make of me. >> reporter: a horrifying new reality, murder streamed live on social media. >> right now the fbi is joining with cleveland police in tracking down stevens. a senior law enforcement official in the department says stevens had had listed addresses where he claimed additional shootings occurred. police say-so far they haven't found anything when they went to search. right now they are describing him as armed and dangerous, telling everyone if he is spotted to stay away and call 911. kate. >> steve patterson, thank you. overseas to i think. >> reporter: new concerns about the threat from north korea of a another provocation from a young dictator lashing out, but this time the missile test failed, blowing up moments after launch. now the question, was american sabotage involved. nbc's janice mackey frayer has all of it covered on the ground in seoul, south korea.
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>> reporter: just hours after north korea flaunted its military strength, a fail i had missile test exposed its weakness. the medium range missile blew up less than five seconds after launch. according to the a white house foreign intelligence advisor the white house had good intelligence before and after the test. some suspect whether u.s. sabotage could have factored into the failed launch. >> we don't know yet. it could be sabotage. it could be poor engineering, just bad luck. the that's the nature of these missile programs. it is clear u.s. policy has been to do everything possible. >> reporter: whether or not the u.s. played a role, the failed launch is an embarrassment for kim jong-un and not good for the u.s. or the region either. the concern, that north korea will try a nuclear test or a long-range missile. what south korean officials call clear acts of threat. north korea says it is close to testing an
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intercontinental ballistic missile. if and when it does, a game changer for the united states. >> i think there's an international consensus now, including, including the chinese and the chinese leadership that this is a situation that just can't continue. >> reporter: amid the turmoil, vice president mike pence arrived to seoul for meetings about the north's nuclear threat and spoke to american troops stationed here. >> this morning's provocation from the north is just the latest reminder of the risks each one of you face every day. >> reporter: also heading to the peninsula, a u.s. naval strike group, able to shoot down incoming missiles and launch their own. the vice president's visit to south korea was planned long ago, but has taken on new significance to reassure an ally and to discuss military options to contain the threat. kate. janice, thank you. staying overseas, a surprise visit by the national security adviser h.r. mcmaster
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in afghanistan where some 2400 americans have lost their lives since the start of the war over 15 years ago. the visit comes just days after u.s. forces dropped the biggest non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal, targeting a complex where isis militants were based. our pentagon correspondent has more. >> reporter: h.r. mcmaster getting close to the point of impact to the so-called mother of all bombs which collapsed terrorist tunnels and killed dozens of ice ice fighters. it is sending political shock waves across the country. demanded that the u.s. leave afghanistan and called his successor a traitor, tweeting, it is upon us, afghans, to stop the usa. mcmaster's delicate diplomatic mission bolstered the current government fighting the insurgency. >> what is clear is that the stakes are high. this is the modern day frontier between barbarism and
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civilization. >> reporter: president donald trump is considering his general's request to add a few thousand more troops to the almost 9,000 already in afghanistan. >> now you've got to put outside eyes on it. we're losing in afghanistan. it is going down the tubes. general mcmaster is there to come back with an assessment. >> reporter: making the second trip to a war zone in two weeks after president trump's son-in-law kushner flew to iraq with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. kate, tomorrow mattis head, all three getting firsthand accounts on whether trump should take the fight to isis and deepen america's involvement in afghanistan, america's longest war. >> thank you. here at home, president trump was up and on social media this morning from his estate in south florida, wishing folks a happy easter along with a flurry of messages over everything from north korea and china to the protest marches about his tax returns.
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as nbc's kellie o'donnell reports, there was no break from the presidential tweet form. >> reporter: no comment is not the president's usually approach. but his silence on north korea's failed launch is to deprive kim jong-un of attention while the white house reaches to china for help. >> what the president was able to convey to chinese president is that north korea is no longer an asset. north korea is a liability. >> reporter: today the presidential motorcade rolled along the ocean's edge to a palm beach church where the trump's celebrated easter services. after a surprising 40-hour break from twitter he unleashed a storm of five tweets. explained the shift on china. why would i call china a currency manipulator when they're working with us on the north korean problem? senator mccain said the president is right to lean on china. >> china can shut them down. whether they're
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currency manipulators or not, we should expect them to act to prevent what could be a cataclysmic event. >> reporter: in a more defensive move he linked his victory to his refusal to release his tax returns. i did what was almost an impossible thing to do for a republican, easily won the electoral college. now tax returns are brought up again. >> every other president has shown their tax returns and i think there's something in there that he wants to shied. >> reporter: his irritation evident after saturday's nationwide protest called the tax march. someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. the election is over! and tomorrow the trump thes take on would be of the most watched of all white house traditions, the ooser egg roll on. that means thousands of children and families on the south lawn, and for first lady and her small staff it is a logistical challenge and a test to the see how well the trump team can organize such a major event. kate. >> usually a lot of fun though.
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kelly o'donnell, thanks so much. tomorrow morning the u.s. supreme court begins hearing the final cases of the term and the newest justice, just confirmed, neil gorsuch, will take his seat on the bench for the first time. he could make a big difference in one of those cases involving religious freedom. our justice correspondent pete williams has that story. >> please raise your right-hand and repeat after me. >> reporter: the arrival of neil gorsuch with a conservative judicial record restores the makeup of the u.s. supreme court. he takes the seat left vacant by the death 14 months ago of antonin scalia, given the justices once again a 5-4 majority, and that may make a difference in one of the most important cases. on wednesday the court hears that the preschool was left out of a program to improve school play grouns. missouri state constitution says no state money can be spent to aid a church. the church says it
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should not be treated differently when it comes to making playgrounds safer. >> the constitution is clear, the government cannot treat people of faith and their organizations as second class citizens. >> missouri says it is not interfering with the church's practices, just won't sub situate is dies them. >> it is a radical departure from the idea that if you need something done in your church you ask the parishoners to dig into their pockets and pay for it themselves. >> as a judge he was sympathetic. >> it was his views on religious liberty that might have been the most persuasive thing to conservative advocates when he was nominated. it would be a surprise if he weren't in favor of the interests of the church in this case. >> reporter: justice gorsuch may play a role in deciding whether the court will hear a case whether private businesses like bakers and floridaists can refuse on religious grounds to provide services for same sex weddings. there's a new twist in
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the religion case. the newly elected governor says the state will no longer automatically turn down requests for money from churches, so neil gorsuch and the other justices must now decide if they still want to hear the case. >> pete williams at the court. thank you. up next tonight, a historic discovery. a a hidden knowing where you stand. it's never been easier. except when it comes to your retirement plan. but at fidelity, we're making retirement planning clearer. and it all starts with getting your fidelity retirement score. in 60 seconds, you'll know where you stand. and together, we'll help you make decisions for your plan... to keep you on track. ♪ time to think of your future it's your retirement. know where you stand. ♪ time to think of your future my insurance rates are but dad, you've got... with accident forgiveness they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid.
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faithful packed into st. peter's square for the annual easter mass. the pope used his mass to denounce the spread of conflicts around the world. to the discovery in london we are learning about. it is at the site of a historic church, a secret underground tomb locked away for century and found by accident. it sounds like something out of the movies, and nbc's matt bradley tells us what was inside. >> reporter: this easter a resurrection of a different kind. a london museum announced a discovery of near biblical proportions. a secret kript hiding the remains of five arch bishop, anglican church leaders dating back more than 400 years. builders discovered the tomb during renovations a year ago. >> i came in, oh, it sounds like bad news, a problem. wow, it is the crown, it is the mitre of an arch bishop. >> of. >> reporter: among
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them rich and ban croft, an early 17th archbishop famous for translating the bible to english. in all, some 14 corps buried there. researchers are wondering what other secrets this church may hold. matt bradley, nbc news. >> still ahead news. >> still ahead ♪ predictable. the comfort in knowing where things are headed. because as we live longer... and markets continue to rise and fall... predictable is one thing you need in retirement to help protect what you've earned and ensure it lasts. introducing brighthouse financial. a new company established by metlife to specialize in annuities & life insurance. talk to your advisor about a brighter financial future. ♪ ♪
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us tonight's inspiring america story. >> it is well before sunrise and johnny hagar has already been awake for hours. >> hopefully we can have a good time take. >> are you ready to go? >> reporter: johnny was born with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects how his muscles work. but it is not stopping him from joining nearly 2,000 other competitors for a half ironman in florida. >> people in wheelchairs are as capable of doing things as anyone if they put their mind to it. >> reporter: johnny's partner in the race? his father jeff who will push and pull his son for hours, 70.3 miles of swimming, biking and running. >> he's been dying to be an athlete his whole life so this gives an opportunity for him to do it. >> reporter: their first attempt was at the world ironman competition in hawaii last year where they didn't finish. so they kicked their training up a notch. >> the most valuable
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piece is the soul and the heart and the drive, and that comes from something that's bigger than you. >> johnny's finding inspiration from michael phelps. ♪ it's the last goodbye ♪ >> reporter: taking the swimming legend under armour campaign and creating this of imitating his hero side by side, struggling, pushing and overcome canning. michael phelps sweeting his support to johnny and following up with an encouraging phone call. >> he is a great athlete, but he also inspires countless people. >> so all is good in the world today. >> reporter: savoring a victor and proving the old adage, champions are made, not born. johnny was inspired by
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a great athlete. but now he's the one inspiring others. maya rodriguez, nbc news, haines city, florida. >> inspiring all of us. that is "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. lester holt will be in tomorrow. i'm kate snow reporting from new york. i will see you tomorrow on msnbc. for all of us here at nbc, happy easter and have a great night. ♪ .
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