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KNOW IT ALL: Tuesday's Top Stories at NBC News

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:<p>1. Go Inside the Lab That Found the Latest Superbug<p>2. Sanders Searches for California Comeback<p>3. Plains Brace for More Floods, Tornadoes<p>4. Outrage Grows After Gorilla Shot Dead at Zoo to Save Tot<p>5. North Korea's Test Launch of Missile …

Texas Braces for More Floods as Deadly Storm System Rumbles On

Parts of Texas were under water on Tuesday as the central U.S. braced for another shock of heavy rain and potential tornadoes after a deadly string of storms.<p>Funnel clouds and three reported twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday, while torrential rain in Texas washed out bridges, …

Searching for Superbugs: The Lab Looking for the Next Big Threat

SILVER SPRING, Md. — It was a Friday in mid-May, and Erik Snesrud was checking out the first batch of samples under a new directive.<p>The order had just come in to look for a new gene called mcr-1 that had already achieved global notoriety among microbiologists. It gives germs the ability to …

Life Sciences

North Korea's Test Launch of Musudan Missile Ends in Failure: South

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's test launch of a mid-range missile failed early Tuesday, South Korean defense officials said.<p>The intermediate-range Musudan missile exploded at a mobile launch pad as soon as the button was pressed, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported without citing a source.<p>…

Korean Peninsula

Donald Trump-Supporting Super PAC Eyes the Amish Vote

In this modern era of micro-targeting, where every vote in a swing state is coveted by both major political parties, conservative allies of the Trump campaign are investing in an outside-the-box strategy to court a historically unenthusiastic portion of the electorate — the Amish.<p>Although there are …

Elections

Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive On Fallujah

The city has been under ISIS control since January 2014.

Islamic State (ISIS)

Will a New Candidate Enter the Presidential Race? - NBC News

2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Jack Jakubek, SUNY-Cortland Swim Star, Dies During Lifeguard Test

A swimming star and recent college graduate drowned during a lifeguard fitness test in Massachusetts over the weekend, according to officials.<p>Orleans Fire and Rescue told NBC News that Jack Jakubek, 22, went missing on Pilgrim Lake at about 8:49 a.m. Saturday morning during a lifeguard test. He was …

Water Sports

Bernie Sanders Takes in Warriors Game in Search of California Comeback

Seeking a great California comeback of his own, Sen. Bernie Sanders attended the dramatic finish to the NBA Western Conference Finals Monday night, which saw the Golden State Warriors complete a stunning turnaround to advance to the NBA Finals.<p>Sanders attended the Game 7 series finale in Oakland …

Bernie Sanders

Twisters Spotted, 9 Dead as Nation's Midsection Prepares for Severe Storms

Funnel clouds and twisters swept through Nebraska and Colorado on Monday as several other states in the country's mid-section — including flood-battered Texas — prepared for potentially powerful wind gusts, hail and heavy rain.<p>The forecast came after a "siege of severe thunderstorms," as The …

South Dakota

Protesters Jump Barrier at Sanders Rally

The Secret Service stopped animal rights protesters who crossed a barrier and tried to rush the stage at a Bernie Sanders rally in Oakland, California.

California Primaries

Multiple People Killed in I-95 Wreck Near Orlando, Florida

Medical helicopters and emergency crews from numerous local and state agencies raced to the scene of a major accident with multiple deaths Monday night on Interstate 95 near Orlando, Florida, authorities said.<p>The crash was reported about 6:30 p.m. ET near Titusville, in Brevard County about 40 …

American South

A Wounded Soldier Rebuilds His Life, Then Builds a New One

This Memorial Day weekend celebrates a service member who survived.<p>Evan Cole enlisted in the Army in 2001, right after the attacks of Sept. 11. He was 17.<p>By 2007, he was deployed to Iraq. Then, one day, as he was manning a .50-caliber machine gun, a roadside bomb exploded, destroying his Humvee and …

War

Amos Beede, Transgender Man Assaulted at Homeless Encampment, Dies of Injuries

A transgender man who was badly beaten at a homeless encampment in Vermont last week has died of his injuries, police said.<p>Amos Beede, 38, died Sunday at the University of Vermont Medical Center of wounds that included head trauma, facial fractures and broken ribs, Burlington Police Chief Brandon …

Homelessness

Outrage Grows After Gorilla Harambe Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo to Save Tot

Animal rights activists continued to protest Monday over the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo who was fatally shot so authorities could rescue a child who had fallen into the animal's enclosure.<p>A change.org petition called for the parents of the 3-year-old boy to be held responsible for the …

Animals

Obama: 'We Are So Thankful of Those Families of The Fallen'

President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military and speaks the Memorial Day Observance Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arlington National Cemetery

Analyst: Third-party candidacy could be trouble for Donald Trump

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki tells TODAY that if a third-party candidacy comes from the right, it could bring problems for Donald Trump. He also says a lawsuit regarding Trump University could also mean trouble for the GOP front-runner.

Donald Trump

ChangeMakers: Protesting Police Brutality in Her Brother's Name

<i>"Baltimore: ChangeMakers" will introduce you to some of the individuals who are engaging youth, seeking to improve their neighborhoods block by block, and demanding that their voices be heard in corridors of power. Each one is different but determined in their own unique way to change the paradigm</i> …

Policing

Feds Capture Philip Patrick Policarpio, Suspected Killer on FBI Most Wanted List

A convicted felon who was added to the FBI's most wanted list two weeks ago was nabbed Sunday at the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials said.<p>Philip Patrick Policarpio, 39, allegedly killed his pregnant girlfriend during an argument at a party on April 12 — first beating her with his hands, then …

FBI

'Traumatized' Woman Tried to Save Friend From Crocodile Attack in Australia

A woman is missing and feared dead after a crocodile attacked her while she was swimming with a friend in Australia, police said Monday.<p>Her friend was "extremely traumatized" after struggling in vain to drag the victim from the jaws of the animal during the attack Sunday in northern Queensland's …

Australia

Eric Holder: Edward Snowden Performed a 'Public Service,' But Must Be Punished

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says fugitive leaker Edward Snowden performed a "public service" but still deserves to be punished.<p>"We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we …

Eric Holder

3 women hailed for stopping alleged date rape in progress

In Los Angeles, three women are being credited with quick action that may have protected a stranger from a possible attempted date rape. NBC’s Gadi Schwartz reports.

Security Breach at Germany's Cologne Bonn Airport Sparks Evacuation

MAINZ, Germany — Flights were halted and passengers were evacuated from a German airport terminal Monday after a man allegedly entered a restricted area without going through security, officials said.<p>The suspect was arrested following the alleged security breach at Cologne Bonn Airport's Terminal …

Security

Investigators Search for Motive Behind Houston Shooting Rampage

Investigators on Monday were trying to piece together what set off a deadly shooting rampage in Houston which left two people dead and at least six others wounded.<p>At least one gunman armed with a high-power-rifle opened fire "randomly" in Houston on Sunday morning, according to police.<p>Houston …

Houston

Giant gorilla is killed after boy slips into zoo enclosure

After a 3-year-old boy slipped into a giant gorilla’s pit in Cincinnati, zookeepers decided to used lethal force against the animal. Now that choice is stirring outrage. NBC’s Blake McCoy reports.

Animals

Search Underway for Yamato Tanooka, 7, Who Was Left in Woods by Parents as Punishment

TOKYO — Rescuers were searching Monday for a young boy whose parents abandoned him in bear-inhabited woods as a form of punishment.<p>Police said Yamato Tanooka, 7, has been missing for two days on northern Hokkaido island.<p>A Hokkaido police spokesperson told NBC News the boy's parents initially said …

Punishment

Fight for Fallujah: Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Storm City

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Local ground forces backed by U.S.-led military aircraft launched an operation Monday to storm the ISIS stronghold of Fallujah, officials told NBC News.<p>The advance marks the latest in a series of attempts to dislodge ISIS militants who have controlled Fallujah, 40 miles west of …

Military

Shark Attacks Teen in Neptune Beach, Florida

A Florida teenager suffered "a huge gash" on his leg in a shark attack on Sunday afternoon, officials and a witness said.<p>The Neptune Beach Police Department said the teen was pulled from the surf by other swimmers after he was bitten on the leg. The lacerations were consistent with a 5- to 6-foot …

American South

Flood-Hit Texas and Plains Set for Winds, Hail and Possible Tornadoes

Strong winds, large hail and even possible tornadoes were forecast for Texas and the Plains on Monday, after at least six people died during a weekend of heavy flooding.<p>Rescuers were due to continue searching for at least three people swept away by rising floodwaters in Texas and Kansas. Six bodies …

American South

Star-Spangled Mystery: What Became of Lost Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photos?

History has not been kind to Army Pfc. George Burns or Marine Sgt. Louis Burmeister.<p>Both military photographers were on Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945, when six U.S. warriors raised the Stars and Stripes to alert the world that the bloody battle of Iwo Jima was all but won. And both claimed they …

Comedians