From Derek Jeter’s closing act to a homecoming queen’s incredible act of kindness, here are some highlights from Nightly News this week.
Derek Jeter played his last home game on Thursday night, and in a fitting farewell to Yankee Stadium, the Captain delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth. Baseball fans in their 20s have never known another Yankee shortstop, while fans in their 80s have seen the greats of Yankee history: DiMaggio, Gehrig, Mantle…and now Jeter, as Brian Williams reports.
Exclusive With David Cameron
In an exclusive interview with Brian Williams, British Prime Minister David Cameron said he hasn’t ruled out British airstrikes against ISIS militants: “This is a fight you cannot opt out of. These people want to kill us.” Cameron also said he has “no doubt” ISIS is plotting attacks in Europe and elsewhere.
When President Obama disembarked from Marine One in New York this week, his awkward salute to a pair of Marines was quickly dubbed Semper Latte. And once the presidential puns begin, you know trouble is brewing.
Homecoming Queen Shares Crown
A small gesture on a high school football field in Texas has people everywhere talking. When a homecoming queen passed her crown to a bullied friend, the story went viral and inspired an entire school to take a stand against bullying. Meet the extraordinary girls whose act of kindness gave their friend “the best senior year ever.”
A Sister’s Courage
Rebecca Alexander has a rare disorder that is causing her to go blind and deaf. Her sight is so limited, it’s as if she’s looking through a straw. Still, the 35-year-old says Usher Syndrome isn’t going to slow her down. She tells her brother, NBC’s Peter Alexander, that her struggle inspires her to do “everything I can to make up for my loss.”