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>> reporter: the armed bandit put her at ease. >> you're putting me on pressure, please. >> relax. open the register. >> she did everything right then? >> exactly. >> reporterthe thief got away, but not before cameras got a clear look athim before he made his getaway. >> someone who probably sees this picture will know who he is. >> definitely recognize who he is. he looked at the camera outside. reporter: there is a dark car aving the scenene if you have any information, be sure to contact broward crime stoppers. that number on your screen. live from plantation, sharon lawson.
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>and we're taking a live look from mexico where pope francis is making his way to celebrate mass in ciudad juarez. his focus is on immigration and the thousands who have died trying to cross the border there. he's on his way there, laura. >> reporter: he is, jackie. they are tracking his every move. this is essentially a massive watch party in el paso, texas, on the other side of the border. i want to pan over to the jumbotron. that's where everybody is watching the pope. he is arriving at the fairground in the popemobile. the music is picking up here. the event is called "two natioio, one faith." the pope's's final day in mexico began with a greeting to those
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in ciudad juarez. he road the popemobile to visit inmates at a state prison. some prisoners wept as they listened to the pope's words of compassion. his holiness asked them to stop the vicious cycle of violence and exclusion and encouraged them to write a new story. thousands in el paso gather for a celebration at the sun bowl. the pope is expected to bless the crowd in texas from an altar that is set up along the border. he will pray for migrants on both sides. >> god bless him. he's reaeay making a difference. this a great time to be here. >> reporter: truly amazing. you can see how many people are here.
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in el paso, texas. the pararshes here in el paso and juarez received tickets. not everybody could attend for multiple reasons. we're told his words will focus on the immigrants' struggle. we'll have a complete report at 11:00 on the pope's f)nal day in mexico. >> pope francis the subject of a viral video from mexico. his scolding of an overzealous worshipper. it was his first sign of irritation since the start of his trip. cameras were rolling as the pontiff greeted a man in a wheelchair. another person grabbed the pope and pulls him down. his holiness wasn't happy about the slip. he tells the man in spanish don't be selfish.
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beginning stages of a massivee cleanup job after a line of severe storms spawned three tornados. steve litz is live. >> reporter: three tornados skipping across south florida. one right here in broward in the davie area live tonight right near flamingo and griffin roads. this little tree wasn't much of a match for the strong winds, but there's an even bigger tree. one of the largest in the state. it's a tourist attraction. it's up the street. tonight it's got a pretty big scar on it. the cluster fig tree, the largest single trunk tree in all of florida, 54-feet round, now missing a giant limb lost during yesterday's storms. >> it can tear you up a little bit, but it is also a part of mother nature. winds take dow trees. they rot and decompose. life goes on.
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of horticulture atof the botanical garns in davie. >> all in all, real grateful for not hang more damage. >> reporter: cleanup all over the region has been under way for some 36 hours now. new surveillance video continues to surface showing the power and fury of yesterday's storms. some people are still feeling bad about all of the damage. >> it is just a shame to see all unnecessary. taxpayers' money going down to get us back where we belong. >> reporter: the national weather service has now confirmed a third tornado originates ining in westonnd moving seven miles east to davie. the memories some people have are vivid.
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america er-- sneakers in the bathroom yesterday. >> why your sneakers? >> so i could run. i was in my pajamas. >> reporter: these storms and tornados rolled through so early in the mornininaround 7:00, 7:15. as we continue to talk to people this afternoon, the general consensus is they're feeling lucky that tornados rolled through this region and nobody was hurt. live in davie tonight, i'm steve litz. nbc 6 news. powerball is the talk on social vieie on 6 after the florida couple who won a share of the largest powerball jackpot in history finally decided to step towardforward. we're learning who they are. this is david kaltschmidt and maureen smith, a melbourne couple who is claiming their share of the record $1.8 billion. they made their public debut today.
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sum, ahopping $327 million. their plans are to help their families, donate to charity, but first handle some important business. >> my truck is about to fall apart, so i do need a vehicle. >> i want to get a massage. >> she can get many massages. they weren't the only ones who had lady luck on their side. they'll split the jackpot with two other families. john and lisa robinson of tennessee and a ticket holder who has not come forward yet. the odds of getting that ticket is 1 in 292 million. it happened in the bathroom of the community pool house in san sebastian. fire rescue says he was mixing chemicals in a spray bottle at the time when it exploded injuring his left hand. mechanical problems forced a
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landing today at miami-dade international airport. it returned a little less than two hours after takeoff. the pilot reported a problem with the plane's tires. the good news is that no one was hurt. one of the university of miami's top football recruits has suddenly withdrawn from st. thomas aquinas high. it was exactly two weeks ago that sam bruce announced he would be going to the u. he used a photo of himself holding a weapon. the dispute centered around bruce's former girlfriend. an incident report was not filed and it's not clear where bruce will now attend high school. but the university of miami says bruce is still on track to
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senat judiciary committee chair told reporters that the bill is officially dead for the 2016 legislative session. it is just one of three gun lls he has killed this season. he refused hearings on bills to allow concealed weapons on college and university campuses and another to allow concealed weapons in airport terminals. an o oicer injured in the line of duty makes a surprise visit to some young reporters. >> that miami gardens police officer is still recovering, but didn't want to miss the chance to thank a very special group of girls. it's a feel-good story you have to see next. sunset time in south florida. it sets in about five minutes. look at this view out towards the everglades. beautiful indeed, john. plus some lucky south florida
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and you're looking at live pictures right now of pope francis in the popemobile. he is jus arriving to celebrate mass at the stadium in ciudad juarez. the mass will be simulcast at a stadium in el paso. he is expected to talk about the struggles of migrants and violence. you can always check online on
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officer david starling received tons of supporor and prayers after he was ambushed by a gunman while sitting in his police vehicle. tonight he got the chance to thank some of them in person sit. marissa bagg is live in miami with more for us tonight. >> reporter: it was so interaction between officer starling and these little girls. he says he rarely gets to meet such tiny supporters, so it rely meant a lot to him. take a listen to what these girls had to say. >> reporter: loud and proud, students with the embrace girl power afterschool program didn't hold back as they thanked miami gardens police officer david starling for his service to the community. >> he is very kind and protect us and make sure we're feeling okay. >> reporter: today wasn't about
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it was an opportunity for officer starling to show his appreciation for the girls. >> officer david starling. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the girls wrote dozens of get well cards for him. he surprised them at their elementary school on wedmesday to return the favor. >> this right here is what makes my job, all that we do, important. >> reporter: the girls lined up for an autograph to tell him one by one -- >> we appreciate your work and your service for us. >> i appreciate the thought. thank you, dear. >> reporter: officer starling is using a cane to get around. the man accused of shooting him, david mexia, is behind bars. >> it's going slow, but wre getting better each day. as soon as i get my strength up,
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when i come back. >> reporter: and starling has been an officer for 20 years. says he misses work, but he's still in a little bit of pain, so he'll be patient until it is time to go back. nbc 6 news. a series of festivals known as carnival miami is quickly approaching. today actor, musician, ahd this year's king of carnival andy garcia got the party started. >> this place for me has a tremendous amount of memories. i'm proud of its people, its culture, and its growth and how it represents our city. >2 the festival's 2016 poster was unveiled. this just days before the official carnival kickoff this saturday at miami high. the event will be followed by
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mile. a pretty day today here in south florida. no rain on the live first alert doppler radar and a beautiful sunset out there as we look towards the everglades holiday cam. pardon the cursor. i don't control the feed. look at those colors. spectacular evening across the florida everglades. we're expeing beautiful days for the next several days, including in upcoming weekend. down to 68 already in kendall. 69 in marathon. temperature will be in tupupper 50s for your overnight lows. miami. the lower the dew point, the drier the air is. right now our dew points are in
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50s if you're close to the coast. regarding yesterday's tornado outbreak, you know of the two ef-1 tornados. a third tornado confirmed today by the national weather service. this one starting just near or to the east of southw@st ranches, crossing i-75, and then ending up in the davie area before lifting. this one had a discontinus path of damage. it was a narrow path, but it was a longer path than the other two. six miles in total as it crossed that area yesterday. if you had any damage, it is now confirmed that it was a tornado that caused it. otherwise here are your headlines. yesterday three tordo events in south florida, but fair now stretches into the weekend with temperatures. the front that brought the bad weather yesterday is now in the southern bahamas in the atlantic
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today, much of south florid with clear skies from the start, but not the case with the keys. a couple of showers in the keys before things cleared out laterer on. forecast looks really good. all the way through at least sunday. we could have a strong system for tuesday or tuesday night. for the time being, tomorrow looks fantastic. you are going to see more clouds than today tomorrow, but t t clouds are not expected to yield rain despite what the future tracker shows. all in all, a great forecast into the weekend. back to you. the dance theater returns
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>> it is a special in today's education on 6, a south florida native is celebrating a special homecoming. it is considered one of the best contemporary dance companies in the world. the man who headshem up robert battle grew up right here in south florida. >> he&sure did. today he returned to his old
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who want to dance in his footsteps. airy odzer show us more. >> beporter: you can call this giving back. robert battle has a different name for it. >> this is really something that i like to call spiritual reciprocity. >> reporter: what a great term. battle has been heree before as a student at northwestern high school. >> so you want to fulfill the promise. boom. boom. >> reporter: fast-forward. 30 years of hard work and he's now the artistic director of a contemporary dance company. howwig of a deal is this? picture michael jlrdan coming back to talk to the basketball team his old school. that's what's happening here. >> i think it is amazing. it gives them hope. it gives them something to look
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he comes from the same place they came from. >> i come back in hopes that my story will connect with these young people so they know there is a pathway forward if they want it. >> reporter: battle gave the kids pointers not justt about dance, but about life, talking about the virtues of hard work, visualizing success, and being nice to everyone. >> i want to leave you with something you can use. >> reporter: did his message resonate with the audience? >> this is a very amazing experience. >> iteans a lot that he lived in my same area and attended the school that i'm in now. no matter where you come from. you can always make it in life. >> reporter: who is to say one of these kids isn't the next robert battle? >> i absolutely see the talent in t ts room. i see it in their eyes and t way they listen. i can see it in their potential. >> reporter: maximizing that potential is the next step.
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here's what we have coming up tonight. we're releasing a new poll. it has a big surprise in the republican race for president. nationally. we're going to tell you whoas moved to the number one spot. testosterone therapy, less men
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share your story. publix. where shopping is a pleasure. and we continue to follow the papal visit out of mexico. you're looking at live pictures right now at benito juarez stadium in ciudad juarez. this is his last stop in mexico. it will be simulcast at a stadium in el paso. we'll have a report coming up
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here's a quick look at today's stoptop stories here. plantation police are loong for a knife-wielding robber. the robbery happened at the mobile gas station. the crook snuck around the back of the counter, confronted the clerk, and t teatened to stab her if she didn't listen. a chemical explosion at a community pool ineston sends a man to the hospital. officials said the mainteance worker may have lost several fingers after mixing chemicals to clean the bathroom floors in the pool house. he was airlifted to a traumaa center. john, after yesterday's terrible storm -- >> terrible weather yesterday. >> -- it is good tooee the rest of the week looks good. >> it looks good. i don't think it is going to be as sunny as today was, but the scattered clouds that we see will not yield rain. highs in the 70s.
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>> i see some 80s for next week. it's going to warm up. >> next week we'll have other squall line perhaps tuesday. it's several days away. >> that's our report for tonight. breaking news tonight. a stutuing new poll. a shake-up in the race for president as ted cruz moves ahead of donald trump. plus, cruz dares trump to sue him in a big fight boils over. apple versus the fbi. the tech giant ordered to help the fs break into the san bernardino killer's ipiphone, still locked months after the attack. why apple says your privacy is at stste. testosterone boost for minat a certain age. millions who take meds to help with libido, energy and body. a major study reveals how well they work. what's really in your food. turns out that parmesan cheese at the grocery store m mht not be what you think it is.
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and the power couple who hit the jackpot, half a billion times over. "nightly news" begins right now. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this the "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. a surprising development in the race f f president leads our news tonight. a brand new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows donald trump has slipped from the top spot nationally falling behind ted cruz among republican primary voters. our poll has cruz now ahead at 28% with trump at 26 and marco rubio roundndg out the top three at 17%. trump's tumble from the top spot comes as he and cruz trade threats, daresnd accusations ahead of saturday's south carolina primary where trump still leads. nbc's hallie jackson has late details. >> reporter: tonight a stunning shift in the republican race, a

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