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REPORT >>> THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS ACCUSING TWO MEN IN CHINA OF TRYING TO STEAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FROM COMPANIES IN THE US

WORKING ON COVID-19 TREATMENTS AND VACCINES PETE WILLIAMS EXPLAINS >> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WERE RESEARCHING A COVID-19 VACCINE, A COMPUTER HACKER LOOKED FOR WAY TO HACK INTO THE COMPUTERS NOW HE IS WANTED THEY DIDN'T SUCCEED IN STEALING ANYTHING, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS BUT THEIR CYBER ATTACKS WERE A POTENTIAL DISTRACTION >> WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE HACKING OR EVEN THE ATTEMPTED HACKING OF THAT INFORMATION CAN SLOW DOWN THE RESEARCH >> Reporter: AND THE FBI SAYS THE TWO CHINESE MEN TARGETED COMPANIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES DOING COVID RESEARCH, PART OF A WORLDWIDE HACKING CAMPAIGN SOMETIMES THEY DID IT FOR PROFIT, THE FBI SAYS AND SOMETIMES THEY STOLE SECRETS AT THE REQUEST OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS BASED IN THIS BUILDING >> WHEN CHINA VIOLATES CRIMINAL LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL NORMS, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT >> US

OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS NOW THAT CHINA IS TRYING TO STEAL COVID-19 SECRETS BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ANYBODY'S BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO DO IT IT CAN CONTINUE ITS VACCINE WORK WITHOUT DISRUPTION >> THANK YOU >>> IN MINNEAPOLIS A JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD WE'RE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE DETAILS >> Reporter: A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR GEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE LIFTING THAT GAG ORDER ALLOWING THE PARTIES TO SPEAK MORE FREELY ABOUT THAT CASE

AT THE HEARING THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY WERE HIS WORDS IN MINNESOTA THE STATE LEGISLATOR PASSING A RELIEF MEASURE AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS, THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE CALLS THAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING FROM PROTESTERS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD WAS KILLED >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTH EASTERN CALIFORNIA ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES THAT THREATEN ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINE WGS THE HELP OF 95 ENGINES AND 19 BULLDOZERS TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >>> A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS

>> GOOD MORNING VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION A VERY DEEP EARTHQUAKE JUST ACROSS THE CHAIN WE DO HAVE TSUNAMI WARNINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE ALSO AND ADVISORY FOR COOK INLET WE HAVE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT UNFORTUNATE SITUATION IS THAT THERE'S ONLY ONE ROAD IN AND OUT OF THESE AREAS WE HAVE SIRENS CURRENTLY GOING ON NOW, WE'VE ALSO HEARD THAT IN THE NEXT HOUR POTENTIAL TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT 60 TO 90 MINUTES ACROSS THAT AREA SO WATCHING THAT VERY CLOSELY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING

DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS, ALSO LARGE HAIL THAT'S A BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD 90 DEGREES FOR COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON THAT WET WEATHER IS GOING TO BE MAKING IT ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IT'S BUILDING INTO THE SOUTHEAST DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90s AND ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE ALSO WATCHING THE TROPICS MORE OF THAT COMING UP >>> THANK YOU

>>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS RARE YELLOW TURTLE RESCUED IN EASTERN INDIA ON SUNDAY LOCAL RESIDENTS FIRST SPOTTED THIS INCREDIBLE CREATURE AND VIDEO WENT VIRAL WILD LIFE EXPERTS BELIEVE IT'S A RARE >>> LEAD THE NEWS, THE INFORMAL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP BY CANCELLING THE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP YESTERDAY THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY TESTING OF PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP >>> THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCED THAT ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 25% AND MASKS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS WILL BE MANDATORY A HEALTH PLAN WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23rd THE RACE WILL BE BROADCAST RIGHT HERE ON NBC

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES THREE PLAYERS AID LONG WITH MANAGERS AND COACHES TOOK A KNEE ON TUESDAY, THE PRESIDENT VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME STEVE KE CAUGHT WIND O >>> IN TODAY'S NEWS BY THE NUMBERS A PLUNGE IN AIR TRAVEL DEMAND DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS LED TO A LOSS OF OVER $16 BILLION IF UNITED AIRLINES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER DURING THAT SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR IT POSTED MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT

>> BEST BUY ANNOUNCED IT WILL BOOST ITS MINIMUM WAGE FOR US EMPLOYEES TO $15 AN HOUR BEGINNING ON AUGUST 2nd ALL HOURLY WORKERS WILL RECEIVE A 4% PAY INCREASE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE LATE 1980S WALMART WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY IT WILL SPEND ABOUT $428 MILLION ON A THIRD ROUND OF BONUS DURING THE PANDEMIC FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WILL GET $300 >>> CORONAVIRUS IS ABOUT TO HIT THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GRAY'S ANATOMY WILL BE TACKLING IT IN THEIR STORY LINE IT WILL PART OF SEASON 17

THE SHOW DIDN'T GET TO FILM THE FINAL FOUR EPISODES OF 16 BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY KICK THINGS OFF NEW THIS SEASON IN THE FALL >> I HAD NO IDEA GREY'S ANATOMY WAS STILL ON THE AIR >> A WHOLE DIFFERENT TAKE NOW TAKING ON COVID-19 >> THAT'S INTERESTING TO ME NOW BECAUSE WE'RE ALL LIVING THROUGH IT AND I WANT TO SEE WHAT HOLLYWOOD'S TAKE IS >> >>> GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEATING UP THE TROPICAL STORM DEPRESSION NOW FORMING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS STORM SYSTEM GOING INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO

TEXAS ALL THE WA >>> 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD IT HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE OF MOSCOW YOU'VE SEEN THE TEEN THERE KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT IN AN INDUCED COMA HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD HOPEFULLY GET A CHANCE TO STRIKE THAT BALL RIGHT AS HE WAS SWINGING HIS LEG TOO >>> A LIBEL SUIT BY JOHNNY DEPP HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS TOXIC RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS EX-WIFE SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 EVERY TIME THIS STORY DEVELOPING IT JUST GETS EVEN UGLIER, SARAH >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT

EVEN PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE ODD BUILT OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THIS AND GOING WHOA, THAT'S A BIT MUCH ALLEGATIONS OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL FUELLED BENDERS WE'VE SEEN TEXT MESSAGES, PHOTOS, IT REALLY JUST GOES ON AND ON YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEARD AMBER HERD ADMIT TO HITTING JOHNNY DEPP BUT SHE SAYS SHE WAS DEFENDING HER SISTER TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD THE COURT >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I'M PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID, BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> Reporter: AND IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE'RE SEEING ALL THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED IN PUBLIC NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL

THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT THAT HE'S BROUGHT AGAINST A BRITISH PAPER FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER IT'S NOT LIBEL IF IT'S TRUE AND THAT'S WHAT THE PAPER IS ATTEMPTING TO PROVE WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THIS CASE, JOHNNY DEPP HAS SUBJECT HIS LIFE AND HIS FORMER RELATIONSHIP TO AN INTENSE PUBLIC SCRUTINY THAT HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE BACK WHICHEVER WAY THIS CASE GOES >> CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH UGLIER IT CAN GET >> THE CAREER FALLOUT >>> DRIVERS START YOUR ENGINES, THE COMPANY SHOWED OFF A RACING VERSION OF THE NEW MUSTANG IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES AN HOUR, DO COOL DONUTS LIKE THAT THIS IS JUST A PRO TO TYPE THE NONRACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG WILL HIT STREETS LATER THIS YEAR >> YOU >>> BREAKING OVER NIGHT

A SHOOTING AT A CHICAGO FUNERAL PARLOR LEAVES 14 INJURED AS THE CITY REELS FROM A SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, TODAY, WILL ADDRESS OPERATION LEGEND IT'S A PROGRAM TO DEPLOY FEDERAL FORCES INTO CHICAGO, PORTLAND, AND OTHERS TO CRACK DOWN ON VIOLENT BEHAVIOR >> IT WILL, PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ACT ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> OUT IN FRONT AGAIN BUT THE REAL NUMBERS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE PROBABLY HIGHER THAN ANYONE IS REPORTING

NEW DETAILS AHEAD >> AND DURING THE PANDEMIC, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK FROM HOME IN, SAY, BARBADOS? THE TROPICAL ISLAND IS OFFERING A CHANCE TO WORK REMOTELY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA BREAKING OVERNIGHT A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO ERUPTS IN GUNFIRE

14 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED DURING THE SHOOTOUT IN THE SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD OF GRISHAM FOR THE LATEST, WE GO TO DAN SHENEMAN >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED >> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS

>> CHICAGO WAS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE, WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS DUBBED IT OPERATION LEGEND, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD LEGEND WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN LATE JUNE THE PRESS SECRETARY SPOKE ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT >> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LEGEND TALAFARO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> THE OPERATION HASN'T BEEN EXPLICITLY TIED TO PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND, THERE ARE FEARS IT COULD BE MAYORS OF SIX MAJOR CITIES INCLUDING CHICAGO AND NEW YORK HAVE CALLED ON THE DOJ TO END THAT PRACTICE

>> TURNING NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TROUBLING HOTSPOTS ARE GROWING IN MULTIPLE STATES CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA COULD SOON HAVE MORE CONFIRMED CASES THAN NEW YORK AND TEXAS ISN'T FAR BEHIND THIS DEVELOPING EMERGENCY LED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RESUME THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFINGS HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE, BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HERE IS NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER >> Reporter: UNDER PRESSURE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEFING ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL TOUTING PROGRESS FIGHTING COVID-19 >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING, AND THEY'RE COMING A LOT SOONER THAN ANYONE THOUGHT POSSIBLE

BY YEARS >> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS, IN WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE BRINGING IN A SHIFT IN TONE >> SOME AREAS OF OUR COUNTRY ARE DOING VERY WELL OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> INCLUDING DOING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE TOUTING MASKS >> WE'RE, INSTEAD, ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE, AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE WASH YOUR HANDS EVERY CHANCE YOU GET, WHILE SHELTERING HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS

WE ARE IMPLORING YOUNG, AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS AND OTHER CROWDED, INDOOR GATHERINGS BE SAFE AND BE SMART >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ON MASKS TWEETING OUT A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEN, HOURS LATER, CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER AT HIS HOTEL WITHOUT ONE >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, IS A GOOD THING I HAVE NO PROBLEM

I CARRY IT I WEAR IT YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE >> HE, ALSO, ADDRESSED WHY NEARLY SIX MONTHS IN, TEXTSTINGS IT STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING, BY FAR, THAN ANYBODY SOME OF THE TESTS, BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME, IT TAKES LONGER

OTHERS OF THE TEST, AS YOU KNOW, THEY'RE VERY QUICK THEY'RE 5-MINUTE AND 15-MINUTE TESTS THOSE ARE, FRANKLY, THE ONES THAT I PREFER BUT WE ARE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN >> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL, ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS >> I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH

I JUST WISH HER WELL, THANK YOU I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS >> THE PRESIDENT'S RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, IN DELAWARE, SHARPENING HIS ATTACKS >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU AND HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY BUT THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM

IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >> WHILE INFECTIONS CONTINUE TO SOAR IN HOTSPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA, THE CDC NOW SAYS THE REAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MAY BE MUCH HIGHER THAN THE CURRENT NUMBERS SUGGEST HERE IS NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER

>> Reporter: WITH NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IS LIKELY TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED IN SOME REGIONS THE NEW FINDING SUGGESTS THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN'T SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION WERE LIKELY SPREADING THE VIRUS, IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES >> EVERYTHING WAS SO UNCERTAIN LIKE, WE DIDN'T KNOW IF OUR DAD WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF THE VENTILATOR AND WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD MY MOM WAS, AT THAT TIME >> WHEN CLAIRE AND GRACE GREEN THOUGHT THEY HAD A MILD VIRAL INFECTION, THEY UNKNOWINGLY PASSED COVID TO THEIR PARENTS THEIR FATHER, JASON, NEARLY DIED >> I FEEL LIKE I HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO CONTINUE BEING A PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> Reporter: THE NEW ANALYSIS FROM THE CDC, BASED ON ANTIBODY TESTS, INDICATES THE HARDEST-HIT COMMUNITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY

THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS >> ALTHOUGH, THE NUMBER OF CASES ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, THAT NUMBER BEING MUCH HIGHER MEANS THE DEATH RATE IS A LOT LOWER >> AS CALIFORNIA NOW SURPASSES A STUNNING 400,000 CASES, THE GOLDEN STATE CONTINUES TO SET GRIM MILESTONES FOR NEW INFECTIONS AND DEATHS WHILE MANY HOSPITALS ACROSS CALIFORNIA ARE STRESSED, IN SOME BIGGER CITIES, THERE ARE SOME ROOMS IN THE ICU BUT IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, THE SITUATION IS BLEAK >> FACING A BREAKING POINT, SOME COVID PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE BEING MOVED 70 MILES AWAY CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO ARE UNDER TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS >> WE'RE EXHAUSTED JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW

>> Reporter: WITH THE PANDEMIC TAKING A DEEPENING FINANCIAL TOLL, THIS, THE LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN OKLAHOMA THE CRISIS IS SPREADING TO SMALLER STATES, LIKE ALASKA, WYOMING, AND IDAHO >> I DON'T REMEMBER MARCH AND APRIL AT ALL >> BILLY ZENDRY BEAT COVID AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> GOD HAS SOME PLAN FOR ME, AND I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS, GOING FORWARD >> STORIES OF SURVIVAL, AMID NEWS A STAGGERING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE INFECTED AND SPREADING THE VIRUS, WITHOUTE EVER KNOWING IT MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES

>>> THE NFL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP CANCELLING THE ENTIRE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP THE MOVE COMES AS THE LEAGUE ANNOUNCED 59 PLAYERS HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS LEAGUE WIDE DURING THE PANDEMIC YESTERDAY, THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY CORONAVIRUS TESTING FOR PLAYERS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP THE FIRST TEAMS REPORT FOR TRAINING CAMP NEXT WEEK >> AS THE NFL GEARS UP FOR THE SEASON, THERE WILL BE A FOCUS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE THE LEAGUE WILL REPORTEDLY ALLOW PLAYERS TO HONOR VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY ON THEIR HELMETS STARTING WEEK ONE

PLAYERS ARE REPORTEDLY WORKING WITH THE LEAGUE ON A LIST OF NAMES THAT CAN BE USED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES ON MONDAY, THREE GIANTS PLAYERS, ALONG WITH THE TEAM'S MANAGERS AND COACHES, ALL TOOK A KNEE AHEAD OF THE GIANTS '6-2 EXHIBITION WIN OVER THE As IN OAKLAND VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME >> RESPONDED WITH A PHOTO OF WILLIE WONKA SAYING, STOP, DON'T COME BACK >> FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES IN NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA THAT HAVE THREATENED ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES THE STATE'S WEATHER BRINGS RISK OF GUSTY WINDS, THUNDERSTORMS, AND LIGHTNING STRIKES THAT COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINES TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY

>> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS THORARACKI WHAT'S HAPPENING >> HEY, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, A TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE KODIAK ISLAND

ASKING PEOPLE TO GET TO HIGHER GROUND DUE TO THAT 78 EARTHQUAKE THE LARGEST WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST YEAR IN THIS AREA EVEN PORTIONS OF ANCHORAGE TO THE HOMER AREA, GOING TO POSSIBLY SEE A TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO OR THREE HOURS SO THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE CONTINUE TO SEE SEVERE WEATHER SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON INTO YOUR EVENING, POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS FOR NEW YORK CITY ALL THE WAY INTO PHILADELPHIA ON TOP OF THAT, THE HEAT CONCERNS CONTINUE TO BE FLUID IN THAT AREA

THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO DAYTIME HIGHS FOR COLUMBUS TODAY, 89 DEGREES FOR SYRACUSE LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE EARLY THIS MORNING BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD FOR THE DEEP SOUTH, INTO TEXAS, 94 DEGREES ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST HAS SHARED THIS UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS THE PORTRAIT SHOWS YOUNG LEWIS LINKING ARMS WITH DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW AND A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SEN A POWERFUL REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER IN OHIO HAS FOUND HIMSELF ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER, ALONG WITH FOUR OTHERS, FOR THEIR ALLEGED ROLE IN WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY IS THE LARGEST BRIBERY SCHEME IN STATE HISTORY POLICE SAY 61-YEAR-OLD SPEAKER HOUSEHOLDER AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, IN CONNECTION WITH A $60 MILLION BRIBERY CASE OFFICIALS SAY HOUSEHOLDER HELPED PASS A CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR BA BAILOUT BILL IN EXCHANGE FOR BRIBES THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING >> HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS WERE KILLED AT AN EGG FARM IN SOUTH JERSEY AFTER A WIDESPREAD FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE PROPERTY FIREFIGHTERS SPENT HOURS BATTLING THE BLAZE FROM MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING THE LARGE INFERNO IN SALEM COUNTY STARTED AROUND 8:00 P

M IN AN AGRICULTURAL BUILDING NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY CHICKENS WERE LOST EXACTLY AND THE CAUSE OF THAT FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION >> IN MINNEAPOLIS, THE JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD SHAQUILLE BREWSTER >> YES, SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR

JOGEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE, IN THAT CASE, LIFTING A GAG ORDER NOW, ALLOWING BOTH THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO SPEAK MORE FREELY TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ABOUT THAT CASE AT THE HEARING ON TUSESDAY, THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING THAT HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC, WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY, WERE HIS WORDS MEANWHILE, IN MINNESOTA, THE STATE LEGISLATURE JUST PASSING A POLICE-REFORM MEASURE THAT INCLUDES A BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS, A DUTY TO INTERVENE, AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE-OF-FORCE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND >> KANYE WEST IS ISOLATED AT HIS RANCH IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM WEST POSTED THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER TUESDAY OF A VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND DAVE CHAPELLE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE YOUR GODSEND AND YOUR TRUE FRIEND AND THIS IS STILL ONGOING BECAUSE OVERNIGHT, JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, EVEN MORE OF A TWITTER TIRADE, HE IS STILL AT IT THIS TIME, EVEN MORE EYE-OPENING STUFF WHITE SUPREMACY AGAINST THE KARDASHIANS AND EVEN SAID HE TRIED FOR A YEAR TO GET A DIVORCE FROM KIM KARDASHIAN

HE CONTINUED, MAN >> HE IS STAYING BUSY OVERNIGHT THERE YOU GO STAY GLUED TO TWITTER SPEAKING OF THAT, THEY ARE CRACKING DOWN ON QANON THIS WEEK BANNING AT LEAST 7,000 QANON ACCOUNTS AND LIMITING 150,000 MORE CITING PROBLEMS OF HARASSMENT AND MISINFORMATION TWITTER IS ALSO BANNING RELATED TERMS FROM TRENDING TOPICS AND THE SEARCH FEATURE QANON IS A RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY THEORY CENTERED ON THE BASELESS BELIEF AN ANONYMOUS TIPSTER HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WAGING WAR ON A SO-CALLED STATE

>> A RACING VERSION OF ITS UPCOMING ALL-ELECTRIC MUSTANG CALLED THE MOCK E 1400 AND IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES PER HOUR WHILE IT BURNS RUBBER WELL, THIS IS JUST A PROTOTYPE THE NON-RACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG HITS STREETS LATER THIS YEAR FORD IS AT IT WITH THIS MUSTANG AND GOT THAT VINTAGE BRONCO COMING BACK, TOO >> ALL RIGHT LOS ANGELES'S NEWEST SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE A DIVERSE GROUP OF OWNERS, INCLUDING SERENA WILLIAMS' TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, ALEXIS OLYMPIA THE OWNERSHIP GROUP INCLUDES SIX FORMER US

WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM STARS, ACTRESSES LIKE NATALIE PORTMAN AND JENNIFER GARNER VENTURE CAPITALIST CAR >>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS FORMED POTENTIALLY, COULD BE OUR EARLIEST G STORM BUT NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER GIVING THIS A 40% CHANCE OF FORMATION IN THE NEXT FIVE DAYS NOW, IF IT GOES INTO THE GULF, WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS VERY CLOSELY DUE TO TEMPERATURES BEING WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, IN THE UPPER 80s SO THIS IS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, JOE BIDEN IS UNVEILING AN AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL TO OVERHAUL THE NATION'S CAREGIVING SYSTEM >> THIS IS ABOUT EASING THE SQUEEZE ON WORKING FAMILIES, WHO ARE RAISING THEIR KIDS AND CARING FOR ANGED LOVED ONES AT THE SAME TIME SOMETIMES SEPARATE BUT MANY TIMES TOGETHER

>> OUTLINED A PLAN THAT WOULD CREATE 3 MILLION NEW JOBS WHILE MAKING CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE WITH UNIVERSAL PRE-K IT WOULD ALSO PROVIDE BILLIONS TOWARD CAREGIVING FOR OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS >> A TOUCHING MOMENT WHEN A MOTHER IN PERU REUNITED WITH HER PREMATURE BABY AFTER BOTH SURVIVED CORONAVIRUS BABY GEORGE WAS BORN PREMATURELY WITH COVID-19 AND WEIGHED JUST OVER ONE POUND HIS MOTHER HAD COVID-19 AS WELL AFTER SIX WEEKS, BOTH MOTHER AND SON HAVE RECOVERED AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SEE AND TOUCH HER SON FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME SO, LITTLE BY LITTLE, THEY ARE GETTING BETTER AND STRONGER AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL DO SO AT HOME

>> A LOT OF AMERICANS STILL WORKING FROM HOME BUT IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO DO THAT FROM A TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE BARBADOS IS NOW OFFERING ONE-YEAR WORK FROM HOME VISAS TO BOOST ITS ECONOMY NBC'S CARL NASMAN IN LONDON WITH THE DETAILS >> FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, WORKING FROM HOME HAS BECOME A NEW NORMAL IT'S A SIMILAR SITUATION HERE IN LONDON THOSE BIG OFFICE TOWERS BEHIND ME, THEY'RE MOSTLY EMPTY IN FACT, ABOUT HALF OF BRITAIN, ALSO, WORKING FROM HOME SO WHAT IF YOU COULD RELOCATE THAT HOME OFFICE SETUP FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM TO THE BEACH THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS IS OFFERING THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCING A NEW PLAN THAT WILL START NEXT MONTH

IT'S ESSENTIALLY A WORK VISA, GOOD FOR ONE YEAR, TO RELOCATE TO BARBADOS AND DO YOUR JOB THERE, REMOTELY THE VISA COSTS BETWEEN $2 AND $3,000 BUT THERE IS ALSO A FEW RESTRICTIONS THE BIGGEST ONE IS YOU NEED TO EARN AT LEAST $50,000 PER YEAR TO QUALIFY AND YOU NEED TO HAVE RECENTLY TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19, OTHERWISE, YOU'LL HAVE TO TEST WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT, AND QUARANTINE WHILE YOU AWAIT YOUR RESULTS NOW, B NOW, BARBADOS, ITSELF, HAS MOSTLY BEEN SPARED BY THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC BUT THEIR ECONOMY SO RELIANT ON TOURISM, THAT'S PART OF THE REASON FOR THIS NEW WORK VISA >> THERE'S NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP AND SEEING THE SUN SHINING THERE IS NOTHING LIKE BEING ABLE TO WORK AND GO FOR SEA BATH AND PUT IN A SECOND SHIFT FOR WORK >> A BIT OF A REALITY CHECK

NOT ALL AMERICANS HAVE THAT LUXURY, ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, AROUND THREE-QUARTERS OF THE COUNTRY IS NOT ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME BUT STILL, IF YOU AREN'T LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO DO SO, BARBADOS MIGHT BE AN INTERESTING OPTION CARL NASMAN, NBC NEWS, LONDON >> MORE POWER TO YOU IF YOU CAN JUST UP AN >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT A SHOOTING LEAVES 14 INJURED IN CHICAGO, AS THE PRESIDENT PERSISTS ON PUSHING A PLAN CALLED OPERATION LEGEND, THAT WOULD SEND FEDERAL AGENTS INTO VARIOUS REGIONS AROUND THE NATION >> LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IF BIDEN GOT IN, THAT WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL

>> LEADERS AROUND THE NATION ARE PUSHING BACK, HARD >> AND AS THE PRESIDENT CHANGES HIS TUNE ON MASKS, HE ALSO SAYS THE CORONAVIRUS IS GOING TO GET FAR WORSE THIS MORNING, NEW DETAILS ON WHEN AN EFFECTIVE VACCINE COULD BE AVAILABLE >>> AND WE ARE LIVE IN LONDON FOR THE JOHNNY DEPP TRIAL AND THE INCREDIBLE DETAILS EMERGING FROM EX-WIFE AMBER HERD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> THANK YOU FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE A PERSON OF INTEREST IS IN CUSTODY BUT THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES NBC'S DAN SHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK, BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED

>> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED, FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS >> CHICAGO IS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME LET'S GET TO OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS WHAT'S CALLED OPERATION LEGEND >> WELL, FRANCES, IT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUSTAINED, SYSTEMIC, AND COORDINATED LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORT SENDING THESE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO CITIES TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME A SUDDEN URGE, ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IT'S NAMED AFTER A 4-YEAR-OLD, SHOT AND KILLED, WHILE SLEEPING IN HIS FAMILY'S KANSAS CITY APARTMENT THIS HAPPENED IN JUNE

NOW, THIS HAS NOT BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS AGENTS BEING DEPLOYED AGAINST PROTESTORS BUT WE SAW THAT IN PORTLAND AND SOME FEAR THAT'S HOW THEY COULD BE USED >> YOU HAVE LeGEND TALIFERRO WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHAT EVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LeGEND TALIFERRO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA, AND THE ATF I'VE BEEN VERY CLEAR, THAT WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARREST AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS >> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S, UNFORTUNATELY, COMING TO YOUR CITY

IT'S LIKE A ROADSHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE IS USING PORTLAND AS HIS TEST CASE >> NOW, THE MAYORS OF CHICAGO, NEW YORK, AND FOUR OTHER MAJOR CITIES, ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ESSENTIALLY, TO STAY OUT OF THEIR AREA TO TAKE THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS OFF THEIR STREETS FRANCES >> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

ACCORDING TO THE COVID TRACKING PROJECT, AMERICA'S DAILY DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 1,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY WITH FLORIDA AND TEXAS REPORTING RECORD-DAILY AVERAGES OVER 100 AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WARNING THAT THE SITUATION WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER NBC'S JAY GRAY HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP RESUMING HIS CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS BUT, THIS TIME, WITHOUT THE TASK FORCE >> WHY ARE YOUR DOCTORS NOT WITH YOU HERE TODAY WHERE IS DR FAUCI DR

BIRX >> WELL, DR BIRX IS RIGHT OUTSIDE YES, PLEASE >> THE MOVE PART OF WHAT SEEMS TO BE A SHIFT IN STRATEGY BY THE WHITE HOUSE, INCLUDING AN ABOUTFACE ON MASKS >> WHEN YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK

>> AIDES URGING THE PRESIDENT TO SHOW MORE LEADERSHIP PUBLICLY, WITH HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAGGING IN THE POLLS >> I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL JUDGE US ON THIS BUT THEY'LL JUDGE US ON THE ECONOMY THAT I CREATED >> POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN, QUESTIONING THE PRESIDENT'S METHODS AND MOTIVES >> HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO ZERO IT'S ONLY ONE THING HE HAS IN MIND HOW DOES HE WIN RE-ELECTION? AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE GET COVID AND/OR DIE FROM COVID

>> WITH THE RATE OF INFECTION AND DEATHS FROM COVID-19 CLIMBING >> THERE IS ONE MORE CENTRAL PROPOSAL THAT TIES KIDS, JOBS, AND HEALTHCARE, ALL TOGETHER >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE BITTERLY DIVIDED IN THE DEBATE OVER A NEW RELIEF PACKAGE KEY STICKING POINTS INCLUDING A PAYROLL TAX CUT, PUSHED BY THE WHITE HOUSE FUNDS FOR TESTING OPENING SCHOOLS

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND A SECOND ROUND OF STIMULUS CHECKS, WITH TIME RUNNING OUT >> IT WOULD BE CRUEL-HEARTED AND CALLOUS TO CUT OFF THE EXTENDED AND EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE >> Reporter: MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WORRIED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> THE NATION'S TOP VACCINE MAKERS ARE OFFERING SOME OPTIMISM THIS MORNING SUGGESTING A VACCINE COULD PASS FDA SCRUTINY, EITHER LATE THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR HERE IS NBC'S TOM COSTELLO >> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MED CENTER, MORE VOLUNTEERS ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE TRIAL THIS ONE, RUN BY DRUG GIANT PFIZER SO FAR, 138,000 VOLUNTEERS HAVE SIGNED UP

AS DRUG COMPANIES RACE TO STOP THE VIRUS THAT'S ALREADY CLAIMED 600,000 LIVES, WORLDWIDE >> SO, THE RACE IS ON NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT AGAINST THIS VIRUS >> AT A VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, EXECUTIVES FROM FIVE LEADING VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAID THEY'RE ALL IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TESTING SOME, NOW ENTERING HUMAN TRIALS EVEN BEFORE FDA APPROVAL, PFIZER, MERCK, ASTRAZENECA, AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND MODERNA ALL PLAN TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION TO MEET DEMAND THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY TO FAST TRACK A VACCINE

>> I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT — THAT YOU WILL GUARD AGAINST ANY PRESSURE THAT COMES FROM THE FDA TO EITHER LOWER ITS STANDARDS OR TO — OR TO APPROVE SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW DOESN'T MEET THE STANDARDS >> WE ARE WORKING, AROUND THE CLOCK, TO ACCELERATE OUR DEVELOPMENT BUT WE ARE NOT CUTTING CORNERS ON SAFETY >> AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE MARYLAND PFIZER STUDY, CYNTHIA, WHO RECEIVED TWO DOSES IN JUNE THOUGH, SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE RECEIVED THE VACCINE OR PLACEBO >> HAVE YOU HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS? >> I HAD JUST VERY MILD SIDE EFFECTS, AFTER THE FIRST VACCINE, WHICH CONSISTED OF VERY MILD CHILLS

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, REALLY, NONE >> 65 YEARS OLD AND IN GOOD HEALTH, VOLUNTEERING, SHE SAYS, IS THE LEAST SHE COULD DO >> I FELT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULD DO TO — TO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS >> IN THE US

, THE NIH IS LOOKING FOR 30,000 VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH VACCINE TRIAL THE SIGN-UP LINK ON ITS WEBSITE USES A NETWORK DR ANTHONY FAUCI BUILT DECADES AGO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A STIPEND AND EITHER A VACCINE DOSE OR A PLACEBO LEAD RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO ENROLL MINORITY VOLUNTEERS SINCE COVID HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE COMMUNITIES >> WE CERTAINLY AREN'T OUT TO COERCE ANY POPULATIONS BUT WE WOULD LIKE MINORITY POPULATIONS TO HAVE FULL ACCESS AND FULL ADVANTAGE OF PARTICIPATING IN THESE TRIALS, IF THEY WISH TO DO SO

>> DEPENDING ON THE VACCINE, RESEARCHERS SAY, WE'D PROBABLY ALL GET TWO DOSES AND THE FDA IS LIKELY TO APPROVE MORE THAN ONE VACCINE >> THE FIRST VACCINE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIORS OR FOR CHILDREN >> THE FDA REQUIRES ALL VACCINES TO BE AT LEAST 50% EFFECTIVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL FOUR OF THE FIVE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE RECEIVED TAXPAYER MONEY TO FIND A VACCINE TWO OF THOSE COMPANIES TOLD CONGRESS THEY WILL OFFER THE VACCINE FREE OR AT COST FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT, TOM, THANK YOU

>> KANYE WEST IS AT HIS HOME IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND A RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A VERY SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM >> WE NEED SOME JOY >> A SMILE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND I SAID SMILING, BROTHER

>> HAVING FUN OUT THERE WEST POSTING THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER ON TUESDAY ON A SURPRISE VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND, COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPELLE THAT'S HIM RIGHT ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN THERE HE WROTE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME YOU ARE A GODSEND AND A TRUE FRIEND

>> A SECOND PHASE OF ANOTHER TWITTER TIRADE JUST MOMENTS AGO TEXAS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER FOR MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THE STATE'S GOVERNING BODY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IS DELAYING THE START OF THE SEASON FOR F FOOTBALL'S HIGHEST DIVISIONS THE NEW KICKOFF DATE IS THE 24th LOWER DIVISIONS CAN START THEIR SEASONS, AS SCHEDULED >> FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FULL STEAM AHEAD >>> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO, A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA THAT IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS LET'S GET THE LATEST FROM NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB

GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE A VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION THAT'S DEVELOPING IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA A TSUNAMI WARNING IN THAT AREA JUST OFF OF SAND POINT THEY HAVE ISSUED NOW IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO, POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GOING TO BE MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THAT AREA, ALL THE WAY INTO KODIAK ISLAND ALSO, I AM JUST GETTING WORD SIRENS ARE CURRENTLY GOING OFF IN THE HOMER AREA HIGHER GROUND IS DEFINITELY NEEDED IN THAT AREA, AS INUNDATION OF WATER IS EXPECTED

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, THE NORTHEAST, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK FOR SLIGHT TO SEVERE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON, INTO THE EVENING HOURS NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA BUT WE COULD SEE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO COLUMBUS, THIS AFTERNOON, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE DAYTIME HIGHS THERE ROARING BACK INTO THE UPPER 80s TO LOWER 90s FOR TEXT TEAS, SIGHTLY COOLER BT STILL VERY HOT AND HUMID FROM DALLAS ALL THE WAY INTO NEW ORLEANS

AND ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS A LOT GOING ON I WILL HAVE MORE OF THAT COMING UP >> FROM COAST TO COAST >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> WE'RE WATCHING TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ASSISTANT COACH MADE MLB HISTORY AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO COACH ON THE FIELD DURING A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD A FULL-TIME COACHING POSITION IN THE LEAGUE >> VIOLA DAVIS MARKING THE FIRST TIME THE PUBLICATION HAS FEATURED THE WORK OF A BLACK PHOTOGRAPHER ON ITS COVER

IT WAS SHOT BY PHOTOGRAPHER DARIO >> GIRL SCOUTS ANNOUNCED 24 NEW BADGES WITH A FOCUS ON ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO EXPLORE >>> LEADING THE NEWS NURSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAME TOGETHER TO HONOR NURSES WHO DIED ON THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON TUESDAY, NURSES GATHERED AT THE CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON, DC FOR A VIGIL HONORING COLLEAGUES SHOES WERE PLACED ON THE LAWN OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING TO HONOR THE OVER 100 U

S NURSES WHO DIED DURING THE PANDEMIC THE NURSES, ALSO, CALLED ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE HEROES ACT, WHICH WOULD ENSURE FRONTLINE WORKERS HAVE ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT >> THE LIBEL SUIT BY ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP AGAINST BRITISH NEWSPAPER HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS EX-WIFE AMBER HEARD SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 JOINING US FROM LONDEDON IS SARA HARMON SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THEY'RE IN COURT, MORE SALACIOUS DETAILS COME OUT >> HI, FRANCES, GOOD MORNING CALLING THIS CASE SALACIOUS IS PROBABLY BEING OVERLY GENEROUS OVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, WE HAVE SEEN PHOTOS AND HEARD TESTIMONY OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FUELED BENDERS SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT HAVE COME OUT ARE PROBABLY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR MORNING TV BUT YESTERDAY, IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE WE HEARD AMBER HEARD ADMIT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT SHE DID HIT DEPP

ALTHOUGH, SHE DOES SAY THAT SHE WAS DEFENDING HEIFR SISTER HERE'S HOW SHE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I AM PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> AND, FRANCES, IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT, EVEN THOUGH WE'VE SEEN SO MUCH OF THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL AS YOU POINTED OUT, THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT, AND IT CENTERS AROUND WHETHER A BRITISH TABLOID NEWSPAPER WAS JUSTIFIED IN CALLING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER,IN PRINT

THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT TERMINOLOGY WAS ACCURATE AND, THEREFORE, ALL THIS TESTIMONY FROM HIS FORMER WIFE THAT WE'VE HEARD OUVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS IF THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY, THERE IS LIKELY PLENTY MORE AHEAD FRANCES, PHILLIP >> WOW JUST REALL >>> A 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE MOSCOW THE TEEN IS SEEN CRASHING TO THE GROUND, UNCONSCIOUS AMAZINGLY, JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT INTO AN INDUCED COMA, HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD HOPEFULLY, FOR HIS SAKE, YOU KNOW THAT SAYING THAT LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE

HOPEFULLY, HIS CASE, THAT IS TRUE >> THERE WAS NOBODY AROUND HIM >> WOW >> ALL RIGHT IN NEIGHBORING UKRAINE, A BIZARRE 12-HOUR STANDOFF WITH A MAN WHO TOOK 13 PEOPLE HOSTAGE ON A BUS SO WHAT WERE HIS DEMANDS WELL, SENIOR UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS ADMIT TO BEING TERRORISTS AND THAT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HE DID JUST THAT IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO, HE SAID EVERYONE SHOULD GO WATCH THE FILM THE SUSPECT SURRENDERED AND ZELENSKY DELETED IT WITH A THANK YOU NOTE

>> THE NBA WILL BEGIN ITS FIRST ROUND OF SCRIMMAGES THIS AFTERNOON THE FIRST ROUND BETWEEN THE LA MAGIC AND ORLANDO CLIPPERS ALL PARTICIPATING WILL PARTICIPATE IN THREE INTER-SQUAD SCRIMMAGES PLAYING IN ORLANDO WITH A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE >>> HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ALEXA SAY TO YOU, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T CATCH THAT WELL, SOME PEOPLE USING SMART HOME DEVICES GET THAT ANSWER MORE THAN OTHERS THE WEBSITE GEAR HUNGRY ASKED 3,000 PEOPLE HOW WELL VOICE ASSISTANCE UNDERSTAND THEM TO FIND OUT WHICH REGIONS HAVE THE MOST TROUBLE CHECK OUT THAT LIST THERE THE ACCENT MOST DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WAS FROM MAINE, FOLLOWED BY ALASKA THEN, NORTHWESTERN THEY GOT NEW MEXICO

CHICAGO IN THE TOP FIVE NEW YORK ACCENT, BY THE WAY, WAS 23rd ON THAT LIST >> YEAH, I MEAN IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING TO SEE WHEREVER YOU ARE, THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE HOW YOU SAY SOMETHING >> WELL, JANESSA, YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, JANESSA, FROM ALASKA >> YOU GUYS THINK I HAVE AN ACCENT AN ALASKAN ACCENT? >> I HAVE NO IDEA >> YEAH

I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT ONE I'M NOT SURE LET'S CHECK OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WEATHER WISE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUE TO BUILD DAYTIME HIGHS ARE STILL ABOVE AVERAGE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY CAN SEE HIGHS ABOVE AVERAGE THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE, >>> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST SHARED A UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS THE PORTRAIT SHOWS A YOUNG LEWIS, LINKING ARMS WITH DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW LEWIS RECEIVED THE PAINTING A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SENT HESS A THANK-YOU LETTER EXPRESSING HIS APPRECIATION >> NFL TRAINING CAMP IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY THIS MORNING, AT LEAST FOR THE ROOKIES OTHER PLAYERS BEGIN REPORTING NEXT WEEK

BUT THIS YEAR, THE MIDSUMMER TRADITION LOOKS FAR DIFFERENT SAM BROCK HAS MORE >> Reporter: FOOTBALL FANS DESPERATE FOR AN NFL KICKOFF THIS FALL >> CLUBS ARE WORKING TO CREATE A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT >> JUST GOT A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AFTER THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS PATCHED TOGETHER A PLAN FOR COVID-19 TESTING TWO NEGATIVES, REQUIRED BEFORE PLAYERS CAN EVEN ENTER CAMP THEN, DAILY TESTING FOR TWO WEEKS

SHOULD THE POSITIVITY RATE STAY BELOW 5%, TESTING THEN GOES TO EVERY OTHER DAY >> YOU THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEES THE NFL HAS A SEASON THIS YEAR? >> I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEE WE WANT TO PULL THIS OFF BECAUSE AMERICA NEEDS IT IT'D BE EXCITING TO BE — TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NFL FOOTBALL AND GIVE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO SMILE AND ENJOY >> AN LA

RAMS CAPTAIN, WHO'S SEEN COVID UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS WHOLE FAMILY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN LATE JUNE, INCLUDING HIS WIFE, FOUR KIDS, AND MOTHER AND FATHER-IN-LAW >> IT ALMOST KILLED MY DAD SO I THINK WE LOOK AT OTHER FAMILIES IN THE NFL, PREGNANT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, PEOPLE WHO MAYBE ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS >> WITH AN EYE TOWARDS FAMILIES AND THEIR SAFETY, THE NFL SEASON, SET TO START IN SEPTEMBER, AFTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA >> THIS, SINCE MARCH S13th, WHEN EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN IN SPORTS, IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEEK IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TO SEE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR

>> IN NEW YORK, THE GIANTS AND THE JETS WILL BE PLAYING THEIR REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT THE MEADOWLANDS WITH NO SPECTATORS IN THE STANDS THAT AFTER THE GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING LARGE GATHERINGS OF 500 OR MORE PEOPLE IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >> I THINK MIKE NAILED IT BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL AND SEEING WHAT THE NFL'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE

>> SEE IF IT'S GOING TO STICK >> FINGERS CROSSED >> JUST IN TIME FOR HIS 7th BIRTHDAY TODAY, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SHARED TWO VERY CUTE PHOTOS LOOK AT HIM HERE SON PRINCE GEORGE WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE BEHIND HIS GRANDFATHER PRINCE CHARLES AND DAD PRINCE WAILLIAM THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY MOM KATE MIDDLETON, WHO SEEMS TO BE PRETTY GOOD BEHIND THE CAMERA >> POSSIBLE FUTURE KING

WHAT IS HE THIRD IN LINE? >> GOOD FOR HIM THANKS FOR WAKING UP WIT >>> OPERATION LEGEND IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT YET, YOU WILL TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS PROPOSING SENDING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SEVERAL CITIES AROUND THE NATION >>> THE VIRUS OUTBREAK SURGING THIS MORNING AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS ANY BETTER AND THE NFL OFFICIALLY CANCELS ALL PRESEASON GAMES >> THE CHINESE HACKERS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH THE CHARGES JUST ANNOUNCED >> THE SPREAD OF THE CALIFORNIA HOG FIRE AS NEW BLAZES ARE KEEPING FIREFIGHTERS BUSY TODAY >> TALK ABOUT TURTLE POWER IT'S WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US

I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M FILLPHILLIP MENA >>> PROTESTS CONTINUE IN PLACES LIKE PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE THE CITY IS ON EDGE DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING EXCESSIVE POLICE FORCE CONTINUE TO CLASH WITH FEDERAL AGENTS WHO HAVE ARRIVED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF LEADERS SOMETHING THAT PORTLAND'S LEADERS ARE SAYING IS ESCALATING THE CHAOS >> Reporter: TENSIONS ESCALATED AS HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH FEDERAL AGENTS, ANGER BOILING OVER AS SOME OF THE CROWD SET FIRES AND RIPPED DOWN PROTECTIVE BARRIERS AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING THE PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS >> THEY WERE RIPPING DOWN THAT CITY, DESTROYING THE CITY, LOOTING IT >> WHILE MANY OF THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL THERE'S ALSO BEEN VIOLENCE, AND LOOTING THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL AGENTS IS FUELLING THE TENSION >> THE PROTESTS WERE CALMING DOWN AND THAT THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL TROOPS HERE, TRUMP'S TROOPS HERE IN THE STREETS OF PORTLAND HAS SUBSTANTIALLY EXACERBATED AN ALREADY CHALLENGING SITUATION >> THEY'RE THERE TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY >> WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WANTS TO SEND FEDERAL ENFORCERS INTO OTHER CITIES >> I'LL BE DARNED IF I'M GOING TO LET ANYBODY EVEN IF THEIR NAME IS MR

PRESIDENT BRING THOSE KIND OF TROOPS TO OUR CITY >> Reporter: FEW NOW, ALL EYES ARE ON PORTLAND BRACING FOR ANOTHER NIGHT OF PROTESTS >> AMID LINGERING CONCERNS ABOUT THE CRACKDOWN IN PORTLAND PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME TELL US MORE ABOUT OPERATION LEGEND >> WE ARE TOLD THIS WILL BE A SUSTAINED AND COORDINATED EFFORT AMONG ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES TO SEND AGENTS INTO CITIES TO DOLE WITH WHAT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUDDEN SURGE OF VIOLENT CRIME IT'S NAMED AFTER A FOUR-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN HIS KANSAS CITY APARTMENT THIS HAPPENED IN LATE JUNE AND WHILE IT'S SUPPOSED TO TARGET VIOLENT CRIME THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE ADMINISTRATION COULD USE THESE FEDERAL AGENTS TO DEAL WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY

>> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT AT KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME AND SAID HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP TO MAKE SURE WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA AND THE ATF WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP, BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AAUTHO AAUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARRESTS AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS >> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW HERE IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S UNFORTUNATELY COMING TO YOUR CITY IT'S LIKE A ROAD SHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE'S USING PORT LAND AS HIS TEST CASE >> MAYORS IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO AND FOUR OTHER BIG CITIES ARE CALLING ON THE PRESIDENT TO END THE FEDERAL PRESENCE IN PORTLAND AND NOT SEND THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO THEIR CITIES >> THANK YOU >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES

>> Reporter: >> IT WAS LIKE A WAR I'M LIKE WHAT THE HECK IS THAT >> AROUND 6:30 PM NEIGHBORS HEARD DOZENS OF GUNSHOTS FIRED >> WE WENT DOWN THE STREET AND THERE WAS JUST LIKE BODIES LAYING EVERYWHERE >> MORE WOMEN THAN MEN >> Reporter: CHICAGO POLICE SAY THEY FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS THAT WOUNDED 14 PEOPLE AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE

>> YOU GET A FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL THE BLACK VEHICLE THEN TURNED NORTHBOUND DOWN CARPENTER IT CONTINUED TO FIRE AT THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL AT WHICH TIME THE VEHICLE MIDWAY DOWN THE BLOCK CRASHED AND CAME TO A HALT >> THE SUSPECTS RAN OFF IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS >> IT APPEARED AS IF IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THE SHOTS RANG OUT >> IT'S SAD IN THESE COMMUNITIES WE CAN'T WALK TO THE STORE YOU CAN'T GO ATTEND A FUNERAL WHO CAN'T ATTEND A FUNERAL GOOD GRACIOUS

>> THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> THE WHITE HOUSE APPEARS TO BE SHIFTING ITS STRATEGY ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RESUMING THE BRIEFINGS ON COVID-19 AND HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WOULD PROBABLY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HERE'S KRISTEN WELKER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEF ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL TOUTING PROGRESS >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING SOON >> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS IN WHICH HE WAS FLANKED BY THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE >> SOME AREAS ARE DOING VERY WELL, OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL WILL IT PROBABLY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> Reporter: INCLUDING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE, TOUTING MASKS >> WE'RE ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE WHILE SHELTERING HIGH RISK POPULATIONS WE'RE IMPLORING YOUNG AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS, BE SAFE AND BE SMART >> Reporter: HE IS ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ABOUT MASKS AND CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER WITHOUT ONE >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS

I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP IS A GOOD THING I HAVE NO PROBLEM, I CARRY IT, YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE >> HE ALSO ADDRESSED WHY TESTING IS STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING BY FAR THAN ANYBODY SOME OF THE TESTS BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME IT TAKES LONGER OTHERS ARE QUICK AND THOSE ARE FRANKLY THE ONES THAT I PREFER BUT WE'RE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN >> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT MAXWELL ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS >> I HAVEN'T BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH I WISH HER WELL FRANKLY I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS ESPECIALLY SINCE I LIVED IN PALM BEACH >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU

HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> AND OUR THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS ACCUSING TWO MEN IN CHINA OF TRYING TO STEAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FROM COMPANIES IN THE U

S WORKING ON COVID-19 TREATMENTS AND VACCINES PETE WILLIAMS EXPLAINS >> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WERE RESEARCHING A COVID-19 VACCINE, A COMPUTER HACKER LOOKED FOR WAY TO HACK INTO THE COMPUTERS NOW HE IS WANTED THEY DIDN'T SUCCEED IN STEALING ANYTHING, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS BUT THEIR CYBER ATTACKS WERE A POTENTIAL DISTRACTION >> WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE HACKING OR EVEN THE ATTEMPTED HACKING OF THAT INFORMATION CAN SLOW DOWN THE RESEARCH >> Reporter: AND THE FBI SAYS THE TWO CHINESE MEN TARGETED COMPANIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES DOING COVID RESEARCH, PART OF A WORLDWIDE HACKING CAMPAIGN SOMETIMES THEY DID IT FOR PROFIT, THE FBI SAYS AND SOMETIMES THEY STOLE SECRETS AT THE REQUEST OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS BASED IN THIS BUILDING >> WHEN CHINA VIOLATES CRIMINAL LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL NORMS, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT >> U

S OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS NOW THAT CHINA IS TRYING TO STEAL COVID-19 SECRETS BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ANYBODY'S BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO DO IT IT CAN CONTINUE ITS VACCINE WORK WITHOUT DISRUPTION >> THANK YOU >>> IN MINNEAPOLIS A JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD WE'RE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE DETAILS >> Reporter: A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR GEORGE FLOYD

THE JUDGE LIFTING THAT GAG ORDER ALLOWING THE PARTIES TO SPEAK MORE FREELY ABOUT THAT CASE AT THE HEARING THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY WERE HIS WORDS IN MINNESOTA THE STATE LEGISLATOR PASSING A RELIEF MEASURE AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS, THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE CALLS THAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING FROM PROTESTERS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD WAS KILLED >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTH EASTERN CALIFORNIA ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES THAT THREATEN ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINE WGS THE HELP OF 95 ENGINES AND 19 BULLDOZERS TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >>> A REPORTED 7

8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS >> GOOD MORNING VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION A VERY DEEP EARTHQUAKE JUST ACROSS THE CHAIN WE DO HAVE TSUNAMI WARNINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE ALSO AND ADVISORY FOR COOK INLET WE HAVE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT UNFORTUNATE SITUATION IS THAT THERE'S ONLY ONE ROAD IN AND OUT OF THESE AREAS WE HAVE SIRENS CURRENTLY GOING ON NOW, WE'VE ALSO HEARD THAT IN THE NEXT HOUR POTENTIAL TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT 60 TO 90 MINUTES ACROSS THAT AREA SO WATCHING THAT VERY CLOSELY

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS, ALSO LARGE HAIL THAT'S A BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD 90 DEGREES FOR COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON THAT WET WEATHER IS GOING TO BE MAKING IT ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IT'S BUILDING INTO THE SOUTHEAST

DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90s AND ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE ALSO WATCHING THE TROPICS MORE OF THAT COMING UP >>> THANK YOU >>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS RARE YELLOW TURTLE RESCUED IN EASTERN INDIA ON SUNDAY LOCAL RESIDENTS FIRST SPOTTED THIS INCREDIBLE CREATURE AND VIDEO WENT VIRAL WILD LIFE EXPERTS BELIEVE IT'S A RARE >>> LEAD THE NEWS, THE INFORMAL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP BY CANCELLING THE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP YESTERDAY THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY TESTING OF PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP >>> THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCED THAT ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 25% AND MASKS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS WILL BE MANDATORY A HEALTH PLAN WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23rd

THE RACE WILL BE BROADCAST RIGHT HERE ON NBC >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES THREE PLAYERS AID LONG WITH MANAGERS AND COACHES TOOK A KNEE ON TUESDAY, THE PRESIDENT VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME STEVE KERR CAUGHT WIND O >>> IN TODAY'S NEWS BY THE NUMBERS A PLUNGE IN AIR TRAVEL DEMAND DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS LED TO A LOSS OF OVER $16 BILLION IF UNITED AIRLINES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER

DURING THAT SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR IT POSTED MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT >> BEST BUY ANNOUNCED IT WILL BOOST ITS MINIMUM WAGE FOR US EMPLOYEES TO $15 AN HOUR BEGINNING ON AUGUST 2nd ALL HOURLY WORKERS WILL RECEIVE A 4% PAY INCREASE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE LATE 1980S WALMART WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY IT WILL SPEND ABOUT $428 MILLION ON A THIRD ROUND OF BONUS DURING THE PANDEMIC FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WILL GET $300 >>> CORONAVIRUS IS ABOUT TO HIT THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

GRAY'S ANATOMY WILL BE TACKLING IT IN THEIR STORY LINE IT WILL PART OF SEASON 17 THE SHOW DIDN'T GET TO FILM THE FINAL FOUR EPISODES OF 16 BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY KICK THINGS OFF NEW THIS SEASON IN THE FALL >> I HAD NO IDEA GREY'S ANATOMY WAS STILL ON THE AIR >> A WHOLE DIFFERENT TAKE NOW TAKING ON COVID-19 >> THAT'S INTERESTING TO ME NOW BECAUSE WE'RE ALL LIVING THROUGH IT AND I WANT TO SEE WHAT HOLLYWOOD'S TAKE IS

>> >>> GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEATING UP THE TROPICAL STORM DEPRESSION NOW FORMING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS STORM SYSTEM GOING INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO TEXAS ALL THE WA >>> 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD IT HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE OF MOSCOW YOU'VE SEEN THE TEEN THERE KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT IN AN INDUCED COMA HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD HOPEFULLY GET A CHANCE TO STRIKE THAT BALL RIGHT AS HE WAS SWINGING HIS LEG TOO >>> A LIBEL SUIT BY JOHNNY DEPP HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS TOXIC RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS EX-WIFE SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 EVERY TIME THIS STORY DEVELOPING IT JUST GETS EVEN UGLIER, SARAH

>> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT EVEN PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE ODD BUILT OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THIS AND GOING WHOA, THAT'S A BIT MUCH ALLEGATIONS OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL FUELLED BENDERS WE'VE SEEN TEXT MESSAGES, PHOTOS, IT REALLY JUST GOES ON AND ON YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEARD AMBER HERD ADMIT TO HITTING JOHNNY DEPP BUT SHE SAYS SHE WAS DEFENDING HER SISTER TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD THE COURT >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I'M PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID, BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER

>> Reporter: AND IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE'RE SEEING ALL THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED IN PUBLIC NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT THAT HE'S BROUGHT AGAINST A BRITISH PAPER FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER IT'S NOT LIBEL IF IT'S TRUE AND THAT'S WHAT THE PAPER IS ATTEMPTING TO PROVE WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THIS CASE, JOHNNY DEPP HAS SUBJECT HIS LIFE AND HIS FORMER RELATIONSHIP TO AN INTENSE PUBLIC SCRUTINY THAT HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE BACK WHICHEVER WAY THIS CASE GOES >> CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH UGLIER IT CAN GET >> THE CAREER FALLOUT

>>> DRIVERS START YOUR ENGINES, THE COMPANY SHOWED OFF A RACING VERSION OF THE NEW MUSTANG IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES AN HOUR, DO COOL DONUTS LIKE THAT THIS IS JUST A PRO TO TYPE THE NONRACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG WILL HIT STREETS LATER THIS YEAR >> YOU >>> BREAKING OVER NIGHT A SHOOTING AT A CHICAGO FUNERAL PARLOR LEAVES 14 INJURED AS THE CITY REELS FROM A SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, TODAY, WILL ADDRESS OPERATION LEGEND IT'S A PROGRAM TO DEPLOY FEDERAL FORCES INTO CHICAGO, PORTLAND, AND OTHERS TO CRACK DOWN ON VIOLENT BEHAVIOR >> IT WILL, PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ACT ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> OUT IN FRONT AGAIN

BUT THE REAL NUMBERS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE PROBABLY HIGHER THAN ANYONE IS REPORTING NEW DETAILS AHEAD >> AND DURING THE PANDEMIC, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK FROM HOME IN, SAY, BARBADOS? THE TROPICAL ISLAND IS OFFERING A CHANCE TO WORK REMOTELY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

BREAKING OVERNIGHT A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO ERUPTS IN GUNFIRE 14 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED DURING THE SHOOTOUT IN THE SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD OF GRISHAM FOR THE LATEST, WE GO TO DAN SHENEMAN >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED

>> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS >> CHICAGO WAS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE, WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS DUBBED IT OPERATION LEGEND, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD LEGEND WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN LATE JUNE THE PRESS SECRETARY SPOKE ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT >> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LEGEND TALAFARO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN

>> THE OPERATION HASN'T BEEN EXPLICITLY TIED TO PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND, THERE ARE FEARS IT COULD BE MAYORS OF SIX MAJOR CITIES INCLUDING CHICAGO AND NEW YORK HAVE CALLED ON THE DOJ TO END THAT PRACTICE >> TURNING NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TROUBLING HOTSPOTS ARE GROWING IN MULTIPLE STATES CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA COULD SOON HAVE MORE CONFIRMED CASES THAN NEW YORK AND TEXAS ISN'T FAR BEHIND THIS DEVELOPING EMERGENCY LED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RESUME THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFINGS HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE, BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HERE IS NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER >> Reporter: UNDER PRESSURE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEFING ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL

TOUTING PROGRESS FIGHTING COVID-19 >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING, AND THEY'RE COMING A LOT SOONER THAN ANYONE THOUGHT POSSIBLE BY YEARS >> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS, IN WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE BRINGING IN A SHIFT IN TONE >> SOME AREAS OF OUR COUNTRY ARE DOING VERY WELL

OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> INCLUDING DOING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE TOUTING MASKS >> WE'RE, INSTEAD, ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE, AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE

WASH YOUR HANDS EVERY CHANCE YOU GET, WHILE SHELTERING HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS WE ARE IMPLORING YOUNG, AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS AND OTHER CROWDED, INDOOR GATHERINGS BE SAFE AND BE SMART >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ON MASKS TWEETING OUT A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEN, HOURS LATER, CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER AT HIS HOTEL WITHOUT ONE >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, IS A GOOD THING

I HAVE NO PROBLEM I CARRY IT I WEAR IT YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE >> HE, ALSO, ADDRESSED WHY NEARLY SIX MONTHS IN, TEXTSTINGS IT STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING, BY FAR, THAN ANYBODY

SOME OF THE TESTS, BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME, IT TAKES LONGER OTHERS OF THE TEST, AS YOU KNOW, THEY'RE VERY QUICK THEY'RE 5-MINUTE AND 15-MINUTE TESTS THOSE ARE, FRANKLY, THE ONES THAT I PREFER BUT WE ARE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN >> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL, ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS

>> I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH I JUST WISH HER WELL, THANK YOU I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS >> THE PRESIDENT'S RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, IN DELAWARE, SHARPENING HIS ATTACKS >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU AND HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY

BUT THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >> WHILE INFECTIONS CONTINUE TO SOAR IN HOTSPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA, THE CDC NOW SAYS THE REAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MAY BE MUCH HIGHER THAN THE CURRENT NUMBERS SUGGEST

HERE IS NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: WITH NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IS LIKELY TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED IN SOME REGIONS THE NEW FINDING GGESTS THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN'T SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION WERE LIKELY SPREADING THE VIRUS, IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES >> EVERYTHING WAS SO UNCERTAIN LIKE, WE DIDN'T KNOW IF OUR DAD WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF THE VENTILATOR AND WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD MY MOM WAS, AT THAT TIME >> WHEN CLAIRE AND GRACE GREEN THOUGHT THEY HAD A MILD VIRAL INFECTION, THEY UNKNOWINGLY PASSED COVID TO THEIR PARENTS THEIR FATHER, JASON, NEARLY DIED >> I FEEL LIKE I HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO CONTINUE BEING A PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE

>> Reporter: THE NEW ANALYSIS FROM THE CDC, BASED ON ANTIBODY TESTS, INDICATES THE HARDEST-HIT COMMUNITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS >> ALTHOUGH, THE NUMBER OF CASES ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, THAT NUMBER BEING MUCH HIGHER MEANS THE DEATH RATE IS A LOT LOWER >> AS CALIFORNIA NOW SURPASSES A STUNNING 400,000 CASES, THE GOLDEN STATE CONTINUES TO SET GRIM MILESTONES FOR NEW INFECTIONS AND DEATHS WHILE MANY HOSPITALS ACROSS CALIFORNIA ARE STRESSED, IN SOME BIGGER CITIES, THERE ARE SOME ROOMS IN THE ICU BUT IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, THE SITUATION IS BLEAK

>> FACING A BREAKING POINT, SOME COVID PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE BEING MOVED 70 MILES AWAY CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO ARE UNDER TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS >> WE'RE EXHAUSTED JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> Reporter: WITH THE PANDEMIC TAKING A DEEPENING FINANCIAL TOLL, THIS, THE LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN OKLAHOMA THE CRISIS IS SPREADING TO SMALLER STATES, LIKE ALASKA, WYOMING, AND IDAHO >> I DON'T REMEMBER MARCH AND APRIL AT ALL >> BILLY ZENDRY BEAT COVID AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> GOD HAS SOME PLAN FOR ME, AND I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS, GOING FORWARD >> STORIES OF SURVIVAL, AMID NEWS A STAGGERING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE INFECTED AND SPREADING THE VIRUS, WITHOUTE EVER KNOWING IT

MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> THE NFL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP CANCELLING THE ENTIRE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP THE MOVE COMES AS THE LEAGUE ANNOUNCED 59 PLAYERS HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS LEAGUE WIDE DURING THE PANDEMIC YESTERDAY, THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY CORONAVIRUS TESTING FOR PLAYERS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP THE FIRST TEAMS REPORT FOR TRAINING CAMP NEXT WEEK

>> AS THE NFL GEARS UP FOR THE SEASON, THERE WILL BE A FOCUS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE THE LEAGUE WILL REPORTEDLY ALLOW PLAYERS TO HONOR VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY ON THEIR HELMETS STARTING WEEK ONE PLAYERS ARE REPORTEDLY WORKING WITH THE LEAGUE ON A LIST OF NAMES THAT CAN BE USED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES ON MONDAY, THREE GIANTS PLAYERS, ALONG WITH THE TEAM'S MANAGERS AND COACHES, ALL TOOK A KNEE AHEAD OF THE GIANTS '6-2 EXHIBITION WIN OVER THE As IN OAKLAND VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME >> RESPONDED WITH A PHOTO OF WILLIE WONKA SAYING, STOP, DON'T COME BACK

>> FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES IN NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA THAT HAVE THREATENED ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES THE STATE'S WEATHER BRINGS RISK OF GUSTY WINDS, THUNDERSTORMS, AND LIGHTNING STRIKES THAT COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINES TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS THORARACKI WHAT'S HAPPENING >> HEY, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, A TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE

KODIAK ISLAND ASKING PEOPLE TO GET TO HIGHER GROUND DUE TO THAT 78 EARTHQUAKE THE LARGEST WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST YEAR IN THIS AREA EVEN PORTIONS OF ANCHORAGE TO THE HOMER AREA, GOING TO POSSIBLY SEE A TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO OR THREE HOURS SO THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE CONTINUE TO SEE SEVERE WEATHER SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON INTO YOUR EVENING, POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS FOR NEW YORK CITY ALL THE WAY INTO PHILADELPHIA

ON TOP OF THAT, THE HEAT CONCERNS CONTINUE TO BE FLUID IN THAT AREA THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO DAYTIME HIGHS FOR COLUMBUS TODAY, 89 DEGREES FOR SYRACUSE LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE EARLY THIS MORNING BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD FOR THE DEEP SOUTH, INTO TEXAS, 94 DEGREES ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST HAS SHARED THIS UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

THE PORTRAIT SHOWS YOUNG LEWIS LINKING ARMS WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW AND A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SEN A POWERFUL REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER IN OHIO HAS FOUND HIMSELF ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER, ALONG WITH FOUR OTHERS, FOR THEIR ALLEGED ROLE IN WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY IS THE LARGEST BRIBERY SCHEME IN STATE HISTORY POLICE SAY 61-YEAR-OLD SPEAKER HOUSEHOLDER AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, IN CONNECTION WITH A $60 MILLION BRIBERY CASE OFFICIALS SAY HOUSEHOLDER HELPED PASS A CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR BA BAILOUT BILL IN EXCHANGE FOR BRIBES THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING

>> HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS WERE KILLED AT AN EGG FARM IN SOUTH JERSEY AFTER A WIDESPREAD FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE PROPERTY FIREFIGHTERS SPENT HOURS BATTLING THE BLAZE FROM MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING THE LARGE INFERNO IN SALEM COUNTY STARTED AROUND 8:00 PM IN AN AGRICULTURAL BUILDING NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY CHICKENS WERE LOST EXACTLY AND THE CAUSE OF THAT FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION >> IN MINNEAPOLIS, THE JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD SHAQUILLE BREWSTER

>> YES, SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR JOGEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE, IN THAT CASE, LIFTING A GAG ORDER NOW, ALLOWING BOTH THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO SPEAK MORE FREELY TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ABOUT THAT CASE AT THE HEARING ON TUSESDAY, THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING THAT HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC, WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY, WERE HIS WORDS MEANWHILE, IN MINNESOTA, THE STATE LEGISLATURE JUST PASSING A POLICE-REFORM MEASURE THAT INCLUDES A BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS, A DUTY TO INTERVENE, AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE-OF-FORCE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND >> KANYE WEST IS ISOLATED AT HIS RANCH IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM WEST POSTED THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER TUESDAY OF A VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND DAVE CHAPELLE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE YOUR GODSEND AND YOUR TRUE FRIEND AND THIS IS STILL ONGOING BECAUSE OVERNIGHT, JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, EVEN MORE OF A TWITTER TIRADE, HE IS STILL AT IT THIS TIME, EVEN MORE EYE-OPENING STUFF

WHITE SUPREMACY AGAINST THE KARDASHIANS AND EVEN SAID HE TRIED FOR A YEAR TO GET A DIVORCE FROM KIM KARDASHIAN HE CONTINUED, MAN >> HE IS STAYING BUSY OVERNIGHT THERE YOU GO STAY GLUED TO TWITTER SPEAKING OF THAT, THEY ARE CRACKING DOWN ON QANON THIS WEEK BANNING AT LEAST 7,000 QANON ACCOUNTS AND LIMITING 150,000 MORE CITING PROBLEMS OF HARASSMENT AND MISINFORMATION

TWITTER IS ALSO BANNING RELATED TERMS FROM TRENDING TOPICS AND THE SEARCH FEATURE QANON IS A RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY THEORY CENTERED ON THE BASELESS BELIEF AN ANONYMOUS TIPSTER HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WAGING WAR ON A SO-CALLED STATE >> A RACING VERSION OF ITS UPCOMING ALL-ELECTRIC MUSTANG CALLED THE MOCK E 1400 AND IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES PER HOUR WHILE IT BURNS RUBBER WELL, THIS IS JUST A PROTOTYPE THE NON-RACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG HITS STREETS LATER THIS YEAR FORD IS AT IT WITH THIS MUSTANG AND GOT THAT VINTAGE BRONCO COMING BACK, TOO >> ALL RIGHT LOS ANGELES'S NEWEST SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE A DIVERSE GROUP OF OWNERS, INCLUDING SERENA WILLIAMS' TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, ALEXIS OLYMPIA THE OWNERSHIP GROUP INCLUDES SIX FORMER U

S WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM STARS, ACTRESSES LIKE NATALIE PORTMAN AND JENNIFER GARNER VENTURE CAPITALIST CAR >>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS FORMED POTENTIALLY, COULD BE OUR EARLIEST G STORM BUT NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER GIVING THIS A 40% CHANCE OF FORMATION IN THE NEXT FIVE DAYS NOW, IF IT GOES INTO THE GULF, WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS VERY CLOSELY DUE TO TEMPERATURES BEING WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, IN THE UPPER 80s SO THIS IS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, JOE BIDEN IS UNVEILING AN AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL TO OVERHAUL THE NATION'S CAREGIVING SYSTEM >> THIS IS ABOUT EASING THE SQUEEZE ON WORKING FAMILIES, WHO ARE RAISING THEIR KIDS AND CARING FOR ANGED LOVED ONES AT THE SAME TIME

SOMETIMES SEPARATE BUT MANY TIMES TOGETHER >> OUTLINED A PLAN THAT WOULD CREATE 3 MILLION NEW JOBS WHILE MAKING CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE WITH UNIVERSAL PRE-K IT WOULD ALSO PROVIDE BILLIONS TOWARD CAREGIVING FOR OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS >> A TOUCHING MOMENT WHEN A MOTHER IN PERU REUNITED WITH HER PREMATURE BABY AFTER BOTH SURVIVED CORONAVIRUS BABY GEORGE WAS BORN PREMATURELY WITH COVID-19 AND WEIGHED JUST OVER ONE POUND HIS MOTHER HAD COVID-19 AS WELL AFTER SIX WEEKS, BOTH MOTHER AND SON HAVE RECOVERED AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SEE AND TOUCH HER SON FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME

SO, LITTLE BY LITTLE, THEY ARE GETTING BETTER AND STRONGER AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL DO SO AT HOME >> A LOT OF AMERICANS STILL WORKING FROM HOME BUT IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO DO THAT FROM A TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE BARBADOS IS NOW OFFERING ONE-YEAR WORK FROM HOME VISAS TO BOOST ITS ECONOMY NBC'S CARL NASMAN IN LONDON WITH THE DETAILS >> FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, WORKING FROM HOME HAS BECOME A NEW NORMAL IT'S A SIMILAR SITUATION HERE IN LONDON THOSE BIG OFFICE TOWERS BEHIND ME, THEY'RE MOSTLY EMPTY IN FACT, ABOUT HALF OF BRITAIN, ALSO, WORKING FROM HOME SO WHAT IF YOU COULD RELOCATE THAT HOME OFFICE SETUP FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM TO THE BEACH THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS IS OFFERING

THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCING A NEW PLAN THAT WILL START NEXT MONTH IT'S ESSENTIALLY A WORK VISA, GOOD FOR ONE YEAR, TO RELOCATE TO BARBADOS AND DO YOUR JOB THERE, REMOTELY THE VISA COSTS BETWEEN $2 AND $3,000 BUT THERE IS ALSO A FEW RESTRICTIONS THE BIGGEST ONE IS YOU NEED TO EARN AT LEAST $50,000 PER YEAR TO QUALIFY AND YOU NEED TO HAVE RECENTLY TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19, OTHERWISE, YOU'LL HAVE TO TEST WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT, AND QUARANTINE WHILE YOU AWAIT YOUR RESULTS NOW, B NOW, BARBADOS, ITSELF, HAS MOSTLY BEEN SPARED BY THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC BUT THEIR ECONOMY SO RELIANT ON TOURISM, THAT'S PART OF THE REASON FOR THIS NEW WORK VISA >> THERE'S NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP AND SEEING THE SUN SHINING THERE IS NOTHING LIKE BEING ABLE TO WORK AND GO FOR SEA BATH AND PUT IN A SECOND SHIFT FOR WORK

>> A BIT OF A REALITY CHECK NOT ALL AMERICANS HAVE THAT LUXURY, ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, AROUND THREE-QUARTERS OF THE COUNTRY IS NOT ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME BUT STILL, IF YOU AREN'T LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO DO SO, BARBADOS MIGHT BE AN INTERESTING OPTION CARL NASMAN, NBC NEWS, LONDON >> MORE POWER TO YOU IF YOU CAN JUST UP AN >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT A SHOOTING LEAVES 14 INJURED IN CHICAGO, AS THE PRESIDENT PERSISTS ON PUSHING A PLAN CALLED OPERATION LEGEND, THAT WOULD SEND FEDERAL AGENTS INTO VARIOUS REGIONS AROUND THE NATION >> LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IF BIDEN GOT IN, THAT WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL >> LEADERS AROUND THE NATION ARE PUSHING BACK, HARD >> AND AS THE PRESIDENT CHANGES HIS TUNE ON MASKS, HE ALSO SAYS THE CORONAVIRUS IS GOING TO GET FAR WORSE THIS MORNING, NEW DETAILS ON WHEN AN EFFECTIVE VACCINE COULD BE AVAILABLE >>> AND WE ARE LIVE IN LONDON FOR THE JOHNNY DEPP TRIAL AND THE INCREDIBLE DETAILS EMERGING FROM EX-WIFE AMBER HERD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> THANK YOU FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US

I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE A PERSON OF INTEREST IS IN CUSTODY BUT THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES NBC'S DAN SHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK, BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE

>> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED >> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED, FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS >> CHICAGO IS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION

DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME LET'S GET TO OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS WHAT'S CALLED OPERATION LEGEND >> WELL, FRANCES, IT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUSTAINED, SYSTEMIC, AND COORDINATED LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORT SENDING THESE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO CITIES TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME A SUDDEN URGE, ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IT'S NAMED AFTER A 4-YEAR-OLD, SHOT AND KILLED, WHILE SLEEPING IN HIS FAMILY'S KANSAS CITY APARTMENT

THIS HAPPENED IN JUNE NOW, THIS HAS NOT BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS AGENTS BEING DEPLOYED AGAINST PROTESTORS BUT WE SAW THAT IN PORTLAND AND SOME FEAR THAT'S HOW THEY COULD BE USED >> YOU HAVE LeGEND TALIFERRO WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHAT EVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LeGEND TALIFERRO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA, AND THE ATF I'VE BEEN VERY CLEAR, THAT WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARREST AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS

>> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S, UNFORTUNATELY, COMING TO YOUR CITY IT'S LIKE A ROADSHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE IS USING PORTLAND AS HIS TEST CASE >> NOW, THE MAYORS OF CHICAGO, NEW YORK, AND FOUR OTHER MAJOR CITIES, ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ESSENTIALLY, TO STAY OUT OF THEIR AREA TO TAKE THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS OFF THEIR STREETS FRANCES

>> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ACCORDING TO THE COVID TRACKING PROJECT, AMERICA'S DAILY DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 1,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY WITH FLORIDA AND TEXAS REPORTING RECORD-DAILY AVERAGES OVER 100 AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WARNING THAT THE SITUATION WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER NBC'S JAY GRAY HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP RESUMING HIS CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS BUT, THIS TIME, WITHOUT THE TASK FORCE >> WHY ARE YOUR DOCTORS NOT WITH YOU HERE TODAY WHERE IS DR

FAUCI DR BIRX >> WELL, DR BIRX IS RIGHT OUTSIDE YES, PLEASE >> THE MOVE PART OF WHAT SEEMS TO BE A SHIFT IN STRATEGY BY THE WHITE HOUSE, INCLUDING AN ABOUTFACE ON MASKS

>> WHEN YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK >> AIDES URGING THE PRESIDENT TO SHOW MORE LEADERSHIP PUBLICLY, WITH HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAGGING IN THE POLLS >> I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL JUDGE US ON THIS BUT THEY'LL JUDGE US ON THE ECONOMY THAT I CREATED >> POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN, QUESTIONING THE PRESIDENT'S METHODS AND MOTIVES

>> HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO ZERO IT'S ONLY ONE THING HE HAS IN MIND HOW DOES HE WIN RE-ELECTION? AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE GET COVID AND/OR DIE FROM COVID >> WITH THE RATE OF INFECTION AND DEATHS FROM COVID-19 CLIMBING >> THERE IS ONE MORE CENTRAL PROPOSAL THAT TIES KIDS, JOBS, AND HEALTHCARE, ALL TOGETHER >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE BITTERLY DIVIDED IN THE DEBATE OVER A NEW RELIEF PACKAGE KEY STICKING POINTS INCLUDING A PAYROLL TAX CUT, PUSHED BY THE WHITE HOUSE FUNDS FOR TESTING

OPENING SCHOOLS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND A SECOND ROUND OF STIMULUS CHECKS, WITH TIME RUNNING OUT >> IT WOULD BE CRUEL-HEARTED AND CALLOUS TO CUT OFF THE EXTENDED AND EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE >> Reporter: MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WORRIED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> THE NATION'S TOP VACCINE MAKERS ARE OFFERING SOME OPTIMISM THIS MORNING SUGGESTING A VACCINE COULD PASS FDA SCRUTINY, EITHER LATE THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR

HERE IS NBC'S TOM COSTELLO >> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MED CENTER, MORE VOLUNTEERS ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE TRIAL THIS ONE, RUN BY DRUG GIANT PFIZER SO FAR, 138,000 VOLUNTEERS HAVE SIGNED UP AS DRUG COMPANIES RACE TO STOP THE VIRUS THAT'S ALREADY CLAIMED 600,000 LIVES, WORLDWIDE >> SO, THE RACE IS ON NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT AGAINST THIS VIRUS >> AT A VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, EXECUTIVES FROM FIVE LEADING VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAID THEY'RE ALL IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TESTING SOME, NOW ENTERING HUMAN TRIALS

EVEN BEFORE FDA APPROVAL, PFIZER, MERCK, ASTRAZENECA, AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND MODERNA ALL PLAN TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION TO MEET DEMAND THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY TO FAST TRACK A VACCINE >> I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT — THAT YOU WILL GUARD AGAINST ANY PRESSURE THAT COMES FROM THE FDA TO EITHER LOWER ITS STANDARDS OR TO — OR TO APPROVE SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW DOESN'T MEET THE STANDARDS >> WE ARE WORKING, AROUND THE CLOCK, TO ACCELERATE OUR DEVELOPMENT BUT WE ARE NOT CUTTING CORNERS ON SAFETY >> AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE MARYLAND PFIZER STUDY, CYNTHIA, WHO RECEIVED TWO DOSES IN JUNE THOUGH, SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE RECEIVED THE VACCINE OR PLACEBO

>> HAVE YOU HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS? >> I HAD JUST VERY MILD SIDE EFFECTS, AFTER THE FIRST VACCINE, WHICH CONSISTED OF VERY MILD CHILLS BUT OTHER THAN THAT, REALLY, NONE >> 65 YEARS OLD AND IN GOOD HEALTH, VOLUNTEERING, SHE SAYS, IS THE LEAST SHE COULD DO >> I FELT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULD DO TO — TO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS >> IN THE U

S, THE NIH IS LOOKING FOR 30,000 VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH VACCINE TRIAL THE SIGN-UP LINK ON ITS WEBSITE USES A NETWORK DR ANTHONY FAUCI BUILT DECADES AGO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A STIPEND AND EITHER A VACCINE DOSE OR A PLACEBO LEAD RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO ENROLL MINORITY VOLUNTEERS SINCE COVID HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE COMMUNITIES

>> WE CERTAINLY AREN'T OUT TO COERCE ANY POPULATIONS BUT WE WOULD LIKE MINORITY POPULATIONS TO HAVE FULL ACCESS AND FULL ADVANTAGE OF PARTICIPATING IN THESE TRIALS, IF THEY WISH TO DO SO >> DEPENDING ON THE VACCINE, RESEARCHERS SAY, WE'D PROBABLY ALL GET TWO DOSES AND THE FDA IS LIKELY TO APPROVE MORE THAN ONE VACCINE >> THE FIRST VACCINE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIORS OR FOR CHILDREN >> THE FDA REQUIRES ALL VACCINES TO BE AT LEAST 50% EFFECTIVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL FOUR OF THE FIVE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE RECEIVED TAXPAYER MONEY TO FIND A VACCINE TWO OF THOSE COMPANIES TOLD CONGRESS THEY WILL OFFER THE VACCINE FREE OR AT COST FRANCES

>> ALL RIGHT, TOM, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST IS AT HIS HOME IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND A RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A VERY SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM >> WE NEED SOME JOY >> A SMILE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE

>> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND I SAID SMILING, BROTHER >> HAVING FUN OUT THERE WEST POSTING THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER ON TUESDAY ON A SURPRISE VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND, COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPELLE THAT'S HIM RIGHT ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN THERE HE WROTE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME

YOU ARE A GODSEND AND A TRUE FRIEND >> A SECOND PHASE OF ANOTHER TWITTER TIRADE JUST MOMENTS AGO TEXAS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER FOR MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THE STATE'S GOVERNING BODY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IS DELAYING THE START OF THE SEASON FOR F FOOTBALL'S HIGHEST DIVISIONS THE NEW KICKOFF DATE IS THE 24th LOWER DIVISIONS CAN START THEIR SEASONS, AS SCHEDULED >> FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FULL STEAM AHEAD >>> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO, A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA THAT IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS

LET'S GET THE LATEST FROM NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE A VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION THAT'S DEVELOPING IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA A TSUNAMI WARNING IN THAT AREA JUST OFF OF SAND POINT THEY HAVE ISSUED NOW IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO, POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GOING TO BE MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THAT AREA, ALL THE WAY INTO KODIAK ISLAND ALSO, I AM JUST GETTING WORD SIRENS ARE CURRENTLY GOING OFF IN THE HOMER AREA

HIGHER GROUND IS DEFINITELY NEEDED IN THAT AREA, AS INUNDATION OF WATER IS EXPECTED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, THE NORTHEAST, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK FOR SLIGHT TO SEVERE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON, INTO THE EVENING HOURS NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA BUT WE COULD SEE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

SO COLUMBUS, THIS AFTERNOON, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE DAYTIME HIGHS THERE ROARING BACK INTO THE UPPER 80s TO LOWER 90s FOR TEXT TEAS, SIGHTLY COOLER BT STILL VERY HOT AND HUMID FROM DALLAS ALL THE WAY INTO NEW ORLEANS AND ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS A LOT GOING ON I WILL HAVE MORE OF THAT COMING UP >> FROM COAST TO COAST >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> WE'RE WATCHING TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ASSISTANT COACH MADE MLB HISTORY AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO COACH ON THE FIELD DURING A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD A FULL-TIME COACHING POSITION IN THE LEAGUE

>> VIOLA DAVIS MARKING THE FIRST TIME THE PUBLICATION HAS FEATURED THE WORK OF A BLACK PHOTOGRAPHER ON ITS COVER IT WAS SHOT BY PHOTOGRAPHER DARIO >> GIRL SCOUTS ANNOUNCED 24 NEW BADGES WITH A FOCUS ON ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO EXPLORE >>> LEADING THE NEWS NURSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAME TOGETHER TO HONOR NURSES WHO DIED ON THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON TUESDAY, NURSES GATHERED AT THE CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON, DC FOR A VIGIL HONORING COLLEAGUES

SHOES WERE PLACED ON THE LAWN OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING TO HONOR THE OVER 100 US NURSES WHO DIED DURING THE PANDEMIC THE NURSES, ALSO, CALLED ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE HEROES ACT, WHICH WOULD ENSURE FRONTLINE WORKERS HAVE ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT >> THE LIBEL SUIT BY ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP AGAINST BRITISH NEWSPAPER HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS EX-WIFE AMBER HEARD SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 JOINING US FROM LONDEDON IS SARA HARMON SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THEY'RE IN COURT, MORE SALACIOUS DETAILS COME OUT

>> HI, FRANCES, GOOD MORNING CALLING THIS CASE SALACIOUS IS PROBABLY BEING OVERLY GENEROUS OVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, WE HAVE SEEN PHOTOS AND HEARD TESTIMONY OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FUELED BENDERS SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT HAVE COME OUT ARE PROBABLY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR MORNING TV BUT YESTERDAY, IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE WE HEARD AMBER HEARD ADMIT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT SHE DID HIT DEPP ALTHOUGH, SHE DOES SAY THAT SHE WAS DEFENDING HEIFR SISTER HERE'S HOW SHE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I AM PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> AND, FRANCES, IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT, EVEN THOUGH WE'VE SEEN SO MUCH OF THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL

AS YOU POINTED OUT, THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT, AND IT CENTERS AROUND WHETHER A BRITISH TABLOID NEWSPAPER WAS JUSTIFIED IN CALLING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER,IN PRINT THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT TERMINOLOGY WAS ACCURATE AND, THEREFORE, ALL THIS TESTIMONY FROM HIS FORMER WIFE THAT WE'VE HEARD OUVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS IF THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY, THERE IS LIKELY PLENTY MORE AHEAD FRANCES, PHILLIP >> WOW JUST REALL >>> A 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE MOSCOW THE TEEN IS SEEN CRASHING TO THE GROUND, UNCONSCIOUS AMAZINGLY, JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT INTO AN INDUCED COMA, HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD

HOPEFULLY, FOR HIS SAKE, YOU KNOW THAT SAYING THAT LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE HOPEFULLY, HIS CASE, THAT IS TRUE >> THERE WAS NOBODY AROUND HIM >> WOW >> ALL RIGHT IN NEIGHBORING UKRAINE, A BIZARRE 12-HOUR STANDOFF WITH A MAN WHO TOOK 13 PEOPLE HOSTAGE ON A BUS SO WHAT WERE HIS DEMANDS WELL, SENIOR UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS ADMIT TO BEING TERRORISTS AND THAT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY

HE DID JUST THAT IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO, HE SAID EVERYONE SHOULD GO WATCH THE FILM THE SUSPECT SURRENDERED AND ZELENSKY DELETED IT WITH A THANK YOU NOTE >> THE NBA WILL BEGIN ITS FIRST ROUND OF SCRIMMAGES THIS AFTERNOON THE FIRST ROUND BETWEEN THE LA MAGIC AND ORLANDO CLIPPERS ALL PARTICIPATING WILL PARTICIPATE IN THREE INTER-SQUAD SCRIMMAGES PLAYING IN ORLANDO WITH A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE >>> HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ALEXA SAY TO YOU, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T CATCH THAT WELL, SOME PEOPLE USING SMART HOME DEVICES GET THAT ANSWER MORE THAN OTHERS THE WEBSITE GEAR HUNGRY ASKED 3,000 PEOPLE HOW WELL VOICE ASSISTANCE UNDERSTAND THEM TO FIND OUT WHICH REGIONS HAVE THE MOST TROUBLE CHECK OUT THAT LIST THERE

THE ACCENT MOST DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WAS FROM MAINE, FOLLOWED BY ALASKA THEN, NORTHWESTERN THEY GOT NEW MEXICO CHICAGO IN THE TOP FIVE NEW YORK ACCENT, BY THE WAY, WAS 23rd ON THAT LIST >> YEAH, I MEAN IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING TO SEE WHEREVER YOU ARE, THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE HOW YOU SAY SOMETHING >> WELL, JANESSA, YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, JANESSA, FROM ALASKA >> YOU GUYS THINK I HAVE AN ACCENT AN ALASKAN ACCENT? >> I HAVE NO IDEA

>> YEAH I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT ONE I'M NOT SURE LET'S CHECK OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WEATHER WISE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUE TO BUILD DAYTIME HIGHS ARE STILL ABOVE AVERAGE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY CAN SEE HIGHS ABOVE AVERAGE THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE, >>> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST SHARED A UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS

THE PORTRAIT SHOWS A YOUNG LEWIS, LINKING ARMS WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW LEWIS RECEIVED THE PAINTING A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SENT HESS A THANK-YOU LETTER EXPRESSING HIS APPRECIATION >> NFL TRAINING CAMP IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY THIS MORNING, AT LEAST FOR THE ROOKIES

OTHER PLAYERS BEGIN REPORTING NEXT WEEK BUT THIS YEAR, THE MIDSUMMER TRADITION LOOKS FAR DIFFERENT SAM BROCK HAS MORE >> Reporter: FOOTBALL FANS DESPERATE FOR AN NFL KICKOFF THIS FALL >> CLUBS ARE WORKING TO CREATE A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT >> JUST GOT A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AFTER THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS PATCHED TOGETHER A PLAN FOR COVID-19 TESTING TWO NEGATIVES, REQUIRED BEFORE PLAYERS CAN EVEN ENTER CAMP

THEN, DAILY TESTING FOR TWO WEEKS SHOULD THE POSITIVITY RATE STAY BELOW 5%, TESTING THEN GOES TO EVERY OTHER DAY >> YOU THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEES THE NFL HAS A SEASON THIS YEAR? >> I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEE WE WANT TO PULL THIS OFF BECAUSE AMERICA NEEDS IT IT'D BE EXCITING TO BE — TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NFL FOOTBALL AND GIVE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO SMILE AND ENJOY >> AN L

A RAMS CAPTAIN, WHO'S SEEN COVID UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS WHOLE FAMILY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN LATE JUNE, INCLUDING HIS WIFE, FOUR KIDS, AND MOTHER AND FATHER-IN-LAW >> IT ALMOST KILLED MY DAD SO I THINK WE LOOK AT OTHER FAMILIES IN THE NFL, PREGNANT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, PEOPLE WHO MAYBE ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS >> WITH AN EYE TOWARDS FAMILIES AND THEIR SAFETY, THE NFL SEASON, SET TO START IN SEPTEMBER, AFTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA >> THIS, SINCE MARCH S13th, WHEN EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN IN SPORTS, IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEEK IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

TO SEE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR >> IN NEW YORK, THE GIANTS AND THE JETS WILL BE PLAYING THEIR REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT THE MEADOWLANDS WITH NO SPECTATORS IN THE STANDS THAT AFTER THE GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING LARGE GATHERINGS OF 500 OR MORE PEOPLE IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >> I THINK MIKE NAILED IT BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL

AND SEEING WHAT THE NFL'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE >> SEE IF IT'S GOING TO STICK >> FINGERS CROSSED >> JUST IN TIME FOR HIS 7th BIRTHDAY TODAY, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SHARED TWO VERY CUTE PHOTOS LOOK AT HIM HERE SON PRINCE GEORGE WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE BEHIND HIS GRANDFATHER PRINCE CHARLES AND DAD PRINCE WAILLIAM THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY MOM KATE MIDDLETON, WHO SEEMS TO BE PRETTY GOOD BEHIND THE CAMERA

>> POSSIBLE FUTURE KING WHAT IS HE THIRD IN LINE? >> GOOD FOR HIM THANKS FOR WAKING UP WIT >>> BREAKING OVER NIGHT A SHOOTING AT A CHICAGO FUNERAL PARLOR LEAVES 14 INJURED AS THE CITY REELS FROM A SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, TODAY, WILL ADDRESS OPERATION LEGEND IT'S A PROGRAM TO DEPLOY FEDERAL FORCES INTO CHICAGO, PORTLAND, AND OTHERS TO CRACK DOWN ON VIOLENT BEHAVIOR

>> IT WILL, PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ACT ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> OUT IN FRONT AGAIN BUT THE REAL NUMBERS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE PROBABLY HIGHER THAN ANYONE IS REPORTING NEW DETAILS AHEAD >> AND DURING THE PANDEMIC, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK FROM HOME IN, SAY, BARBADOS? THE TROPICAL ISLAND IS OFFERING A CHANCE TO WORK REMOTELY

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA BREAKING OVERNIGHT A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO ERUPTS IN GUNFIRE 14 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED DURING THE SHOOTOUT IN THE SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD OF GRISHAM FOR THE LATEST, WE GO TO DAN SHENEMAN >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

>> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED >> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS >> CHICAGO WAS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO

>> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE, WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS DUBBED IT OPERATION LEGEND, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD LEGEND WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN LATE JUNE THE PRESS SECRETARY SPOKE ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT

>> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LEGEND TALAFARO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> THE OPERATION HASN'T BEEN EXPLICITLY TIED TO PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND, THERE ARE FEARS IT COULD BE MAYORS OF SIX MAJOR CITIES INCLUDING CHICAGO AND NEW YORK HAVE CALLED ON THE DOJ TO END THAT PRACTICE >> TURNING NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TROUBLING HOTSPOTS ARE GROWING IN MULTIPLE STATES CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA COULD SOON HAVE MORE CONFIRMED CASES THAN NEW YORK AND TEXAS ISN'T FAR BEHIND THIS DEVELOPING EMERGENCY LED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RESUME THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFINGS

HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE, BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HERE IS NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER >> Reporter: UNDER PRESSURE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEFING ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL TOUTING PROGRESS FIGHTING COVID-19 >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING, AND THEY'RE COMING A LOT SOONER THAN ANYONE THOUGHT POSSIBLE BY YEARS >> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS, IN WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE

BRINGING IN A SHIFT IN TONE >> SOME AREAS OF OUR COUNTRY ARE DOING VERY WELL OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> INCLUDING DOING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE

TOUTING MASKS >> WE'RE, INSTEAD, ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE, AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE WASH YOUR HANDS EVERY CHANCE YOU GET, WHILE SHELTERING HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS WE ARE IMPLORING YOUNG, AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS AND OTHER CROWDED, INDOOR GATHERINGS BE SAFE AND BE SMART >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ON MASKS TWEETING OUT A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEN, HOURS LATER, CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER AT HIS HOTEL WITHOUT ONE

>> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, IS A GOOD THING I HAVE NO PROBLEM I CARRY IT I WEAR IT YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE

>> HE, ALSO, ADDRESSED WHY NEARLY SIX MONTHS IN, TEXTSTINGS IT STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING, BY FAR, THAN ANYBODY SOME OF THE TESTS, BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME, IT TAKES LONGER OTHERS OF THE TEST, AS YOU KNOW, THEY'RE VERY QUICK THEY'RE 5-MINUTE AND 15-MINUTE TESTS THOSE ARE, FRANKLY, THE ONES THAT I PREFER

BUT WE ARE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN >> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL, ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS >> I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH I JUST WISH HER WELL, THANK YOU I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS

>> THE PRESIDENT'S RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, IN DELAWARE, SHARPENING HIS ATTACKS >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU AND HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY BUT THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU

>> THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >> WHILE INFECTIONS CONTINUE TO SOAR IN HOTSPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA, THE CDC NOW SAYS THE REAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MAY BE MUCH HIGHER THAN THE CURRENT NUMBERS SUGGEST HERE IS NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: WITH NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IS LIKELY TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED IN SOME REGIONS THE NEW FINDING SUGGESTS THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN'T SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION WERE LIKELY SPREADING THE VIRUS, IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES >> EVERYTHING WAS SO UNCERTAIN LIKE, WE DIDN'T KNOW IF OUR DAD WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF THE VENTILATOR AND WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD MY MOM WAS, AT THAT TIME

>> WHEN CLAIRE AND GRACE GREEN THOUGHT THEY HAD A MILD VIRAL INFECTION, THEY UNKNOWINGLY PASSED COVID TO THEIR PARENTS THEIR FATHER, JASON, NEARLY DIED >> I FEEL LIKE I HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO CONTINUE BEING A PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> Reporter: THE NEW ANALYSIS FROM THE CDC, BASED ON ANTIBODY TESTS, INDICATES THE HARDEST-HIT COMMUNITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS >> ALTHOUGH, THE NUMBER OF CASES ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, THAT NUMBER BEING MUCH HIGHER MEANS THE DEATH RATE IS A LOT LOWER

>> AS CALIFORNIA NOW SURPASSES A STUNNING 400,000 CASES, THE GOLDEN STATE CONTINUES TO SET GRIM MILESTONES FOR NEW INFECTIONS AND DEATHS WHILE MANY HOSPITALS ACROSS CALIFORNIA ARE STRESSED, IN SOME BIGGER CITIES, THERE ARE SOME ROOMS IN THE ICU BUT IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, THE SITUATION IS BLEAK >> FACING A BREAKING POINT, SOME COVID PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE BEING MOVED 70 MILES AWAY CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO ARE UNDER TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS >> WE'RE EXHAUSTED JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> Reporter: WITH THE PANDEMIC TAKING A DEEPENING FINANCIAL TOLL, THIS, THE LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN OKLAHOMA THE CRISIS IS SPREADING TO SMALLER STATES, LIKE ALASKA, WYOMING, AND IDAHO >> I DON'T REMEMBER MARCH AND APRIL AT ALL >> BILLY ZENDRY BEAT COVID AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL

>> GOD HAS SOME PLAN FOR ME, AND I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS, GOING FORWARD >> STORIES OF SURVIVAL, AMID NEWS A STAGGERING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE INFECTED AND SPREADING THE VIRUS, WITHOUTE EVER KNOWING IT MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> THE NFL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP CANCELLING THE ENTIRE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP

THE MOVE COMES AS THE LEAGUE ANNOUNCED 59 PLAYERS HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS LEAGUE WIDE DURING THE PANDEMIC YESTERDAY, THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY CORONAVIRUS TESTING FOR PLAYERS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP THE FIRST TEAMS REPORT FOR TRAINING CAMP NEXT WEEK >> AS THE NFL GEARS UP FOR THE SEASON, THERE WILL BE A FOCUS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE THE LEAGUE WILL REPORTEDLY ALLOW PLAYERS TO HONOR VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY ON THEIR HELMETS STARTING WEEK ONE PLAYERS ARE REPORTEDLY WORKING WITH THE LEAGUE ON A LIST OF NAMES THAT CAN BE USED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES ON MONDAY, THREE GIANTS PLAYERS, ALONG WITH THE TEAM'S MANAGERS AND COACHES, ALL TOOK A KNEE AHEAD OF THE GIANTS '6-2 EXHIBITION WIN OVER THE As IN OAKLAND

VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME >> RESPONDED WITH A PHOTO OF WILLIE WONKA SAYING, STOP, DON'T COME BACK >> FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES IN NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA THAT HAVE THREATENED ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES THE STATE'S WEATHER BRINGS RISK OF GUSTY WINDS, THUNDERSTORMS, AND LIGHTNING STRIKES THAT COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINES TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS

LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS THORARACKI WHAT'S HAPPENING >> HEY, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, A TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE KODIAK ISLAND ASKING PEOPLE TO GET TO HIGHER GROUND DUE TO THAT 78 EARTHQUAKE THE LARGEST WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST YEAR IN THIS AREA EVEN PORTIONS OF ANCHORAGE TO THE HOMER AREA, GOING TO POSSIBLY SEE A TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO OR THREE HOURS

SO THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE CONTINUE TO SEE SEVERE WEATHER SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON INTO YOUR EVENING, POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS FOR NEW YORK CITY ALL THE WAY INTO PHILADELPHIA ON TOP OF THAT, THE HEAT CONCERNS CONTINUE TO BE FLUID IN THAT AREA THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO DAYTIME HIGHS FOR COLUMBUS TODAY, 89 DEGREES FOR SYRACUSE LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE EARLY THIS MORNING BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD FOR THE DEEP SOUTH, INTO TEXAS, 94 DEGREES ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST HAS SHARED THIS UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS THE PORTRAIT SHOWS YOUNG LEWIS LINKING ARMS WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW AND A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SEN A POWERFUL REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER IN OHIO HAS FOUND HIMSELF ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW

POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER, ALONG WITH FOUR OTHERS, FOR THEIR ALLEGED ROLE IN WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY IS THE LARGEST BRIBERY SCHEME IN STATE HISTORY POLICE SAY 61-YEAR-OLD SPEAKER HOUSEHOLDER AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, IN CONNECTION WITH A $60 MILLION BRIBERY CASE OFFICIALS SAY HOUSEHOLDER HELPED PASS A CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR BA BAILOUT BILL IN EXCHANGE FOR BRIBES THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING >> HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS WERE KILLED AT AN EGG FARM IN SOUTH JERSEY AFTER A WIDESPREAD FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE PROPERTY FIREFIGHTERS SPENT HOURS BATTLING THE BLAZE FROM MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING THE LARGE INFERNO IN SALEM COUNTY STARTED AROUND 8:00 PM IN AN AGRICULTURAL BUILDING

NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY CHICKENS WERE LOST EXACTLY AND THE CAUSE OF THAT FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION >> IN MINNEAPOLIS, THE JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD SHAQUILLE BREWSTER >> YES, SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR JOGEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE, IN THAT CASE, LIFTING A GAG ORDER NOW, ALLOWING BOTH THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO SPEAK MORE FREELY TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ABOUT THAT CASE AT THE HEARING ON TUSESDAY, THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING THAT HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC, WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY, WERE HIS WORDS

MEANWHILE, IN MINNESOTA, THE STATE LEGISLATURE JUST PASSING A POLICE-REFORM MEASURE THAT INCLUDES A BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS, A DUTY TO INTERVENE, AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE-OF-FORCE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND >> KANYE WEST IS ISOLATED AT HIS RANCH IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM WEST POSTED THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER TUESDAY OF A VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND DAVE CHAPELLE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE YOUR GODSEND AND YOUR TRUE FRIEND AND THIS IS STILL ONGOING BECAUSE OVERNIGHT, JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, EVEN MORE OF A TWITTER TIRADE, HE IS STILL AT IT THIS TIME, EVEN MORE EYE-OPENING STUFF WHITE SUPREMACY AGAINST THE KARDASHIANS AND EVEN SAID HE TRIED FOR A YEAR TO GET A DIVORCE FROM KIM KARDASHIAN HE CONTINUED, MAN >> HE IS STAYING BUSY OVERNIGHT

THERE YOU GO STAY GLUED TO TWITTER SPEAKING OF THAT, THEY ARE CRACKING DOWN ON QANON THIS WEEK BANNING AT LEAST 7,000 QANON ACCOUNTS AND LIMITING 150,000 MORE CITING PROBLEMS OF HARASSMENT AND MISINFORMATION TWITTER IS ALSO BANNING RELATED TERMS FROM TRENDING TOPICS AND THE SEARCH FEATURE QANON IS A RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY THEORY CENTERED ON THE BASELESS BELIEF AN ANONYMOUS TIPSTER HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WAGING WAR ON A SO-CALLED STATE >> A RACING VERSION OF ITS UPCOMING ALL-ELECTRIC MUSTANG CALLED THE MOCK E 1400 AND IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES PER HOUR WHILE IT BURNS RUBBER WELL, THIS IS JUST A PROTOTYPE

THE NON-RACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG HITS STREETS LATER THIS YEAR FORD IS AT IT WITH THIS MUSTANG AND GOT THAT VINTAGE BRONCO COMING BACK, TOO >> ALL RIGHT LOS ANGELES'S NEWEST SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE A DIVERSE GROUP OF OWNERS, INCLUDING SERENA WILLIAMS' TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, ALEXIS OLYMPIA THE OWNERSHIP GROUP INCLUDES SIX FORMER US WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM STARS, ACTRESSES LIKE NATALIE PORTMAN AND JENNIFER GARNER VENTURE CAPITALIST CAR >>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS FORMED POTENTIALLY, COULD BE OUR EARLIEST G STORM BUT NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER GIVING THIS A 40% CHANCE OF FORMATION IN THE NEXT FIVE DAYS NOW, IF IT GOES INTO THE GULF, WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS VERY CLOSELY DUE TO TEMPERATURES BEING WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, IN THE UPPER 80s

SO THIS IS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, JOE BIDEN IS UNVEILING AN AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL TO OVERHAUL THE NATION'S CAREGIVING SYSTEM >> THIS IS ABOUT EASING THE SQUEEZE ON WORKING FAMILIES, WHO ARE RAISING THEIR KIDS AND CARING FOR ANGED LOVED ONES AT THE SAME TIME SOMETIMES SEPARATE BUT MANY TIMES TOGETHER >> OUTLINED A PLAN THAT WOULD CREATE 3 MILLION NEW JOBS WHILE MAKING CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE WITH UNIVERSAL PRE-K IT WOULD ALSO PROVIDE BILLIONS TOWARD CAREGIVING FOR OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

>> A TOUCHING MOMENT WHEN A MOTHER IN PERU REUNITED WITH HER PREMATURE BABY AFTER BOTH SURVIVED CORONAVIRUS BABY GEORGE WAS BORN PREMATURELY WITH COVID-19 AND WEIGHED JUST OVER ONE POUND HIS MOTHER HAD COVID-19 AS WELL AFTER SIX WEEKS, BOTH MOTHER AND SON HAVE RECOVERED AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SEE AND TOUCH HER SON FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME SO, LITTLE BY LITTLE, THEY ARE GETTING BETTER AND STRONGER AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL DO SO AT HOME >> A LOT OF AMERICANS STILL WORKING FROM HOME BUT IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO DO THAT FROM A TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE BARBADOS IS NOW OFFERING ONE-YEAR WORK FROM HOME VISAS TO BOOST ITS ECONOMY NBC'S CARL NASMAN IN LONDON WITH THE DETAILS

>> FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, WORKING FROM HOME HAS BECOME A NEW NORMAL IT'S A SIMILAR SITUATION HERE IN LONDON THOSE BIG OFFICE TOWERS BEHIND ME, THEY'RE MOSTLY EMPTY IN FACT, ABOUT HALF OF BRITAIN, ALSO, WORKING FROM HOME SO WHAT IF YOU COULD RELOCATE THAT HOME OFFICE SETUP FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM TO THE BEACH THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS IS OFFERING THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCING A NEW PLAN THAT WILL START NEXT MONTH IT'S ESSENTIALLY A WORK VISA, GOOD FOR ONE YEAR, TO RELOCATE TO BARBADOS AND DO YOUR JOB THERE, REMOTELY THE VISA COSTS BETWEEN $2 AND $3,000 BUT THERE IS ALSO A FEW RESTRICTIONS THE BIGGEST ONE IS YOU NEED TO EARN AT LEAST $50,000 PER YEAR TO QUALIFY AND YOU NEED TO HAVE RECENTLY TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19, OTHERWISE, YOU'LL HAVE TO TEST WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT, AND QUARANTINE WHILE YOU AWAIT YOUR RESULTS NOW, B NOW, BARBADOS, ITSELF, HAS MOSTLY BEEN SPARED BY THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC BUT THEIR ECONOMY SO RELIANT ON TOURISM, THAT'S PART OF THE REASON FOR THIS NEW WORK VISA

>> THERE'S NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP AND SEEING THE SUN SHINING THERE IS NOTHING LIKE BEING ABLE TO WORK AND GO FOR SEA BATH AND PUT IN A SECOND SHIFT FOR WORK >> A BIT OF A REALITY CHECK NOT ALL AMERICANS HAVE THAT LUXURY, ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, AROUND THREE-QUARTERS OF THE COUNTRY IS NOT ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME BUT STILL, IF YOU AREN'T LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO DO SO, BARBADOS MIGHT BE AN INTERESTING OPTION CARL NASMAN, NBC NEWS, LONDON

>> MORE POWER TO YOU IF YOU CAN JUST UP AN >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT A SHOOTING LEAVES 14 INJURED IN CHICAGO, AS THE PRESIDENT PERSISTS ON PUSHING A PLAN CALLED OPERATION LEGEND, THAT WOULD SEND FEDERAL AGENTS INTO VARIOUS REGIONS AROUND THE NATION >> LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IF BIDEN GOT IN, THAT WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL >> LEADERS AROUND THE NATION ARE PUSHING BACK, HARD >> AND AS THE PRESIDENT CHANGES HIS TUNE ON MASKS, HE ALSO SAYS THE CORONAVIRUS IS GOING TO GET FAR WORSE

THIS MORNING, NEW DETAILS ON WHEN AN EFFECTIVE VACCINE COULD BE AVAILABLE >>> AND WE ARE LIVE IN LONDON FOR THE JOHNNY DEPP TRIAL AND THE INCREDIBLE DETAILS EMERGING FROM EX-WIFE AMBER HERD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> THANK YOU FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE

A PERSON OF INTEREST IS IN CUSTODY BUT THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES NBC'S DAN SHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK, BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED >> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED, FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS >> CHICAGO IS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

>> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME LET'S GET TO OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS WHAT'S CALLED OPERATION LEGEND

>> WELL, FRANCES, IT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUSTAINED, SYSTEMIC, AND COORDINATED LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORT SENDING THESE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO CITIES TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME A SUDDEN URGE, ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IT'S NAMED AFTER A 4-YEAR-OLD, SHOT AND KILLED, WHILE SLEEPING IN HIS FAMILY'S KANSAS CITY APARTMENT THIS HAPPENED IN JUNE NOW, THIS HAS NOT BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS AGENTS BEING DEPLOYED AGAINST PROTESTORS BUT WE SAW THAT IN PORTLAND AND SOME FEAR THAT'S HOW THEY COULD BE USED >> YOU HAVE LeGEND TALIFERRO WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHAT EVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LeGEND TALIFERRO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN

>> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA, AND THE ATF I'VE BEEN VERY CLEAR, THAT WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARREST AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS >> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S, UNFORTUNATELY, COMING TO YOUR CITY IT'S LIKE A ROADSHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE IS USING PORTLAND AS HIS TEST CASE >> NOW, THE MAYORS OF CHICAGO, NEW YORK, AND FOUR OTHER MAJOR CITIES, ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ESSENTIALLY, TO STAY OUT OF THEIR AREA

TO TAKE THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS OFF THEIR STREETS FRANCES >> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ACCORDING TO THE COVID TRACKING PROJECT, AMERICA'S DAILY DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 1,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY WITH FLORIDA AND TEXAS REPORTING RECORD-DAILY AVERAGES OVER 100 AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WARNING THAT THE SITUATION WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER NBC'S JAY GRAY HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP RESUMING HIS CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS

BUT, THIS TIME, WITHOUT THE TASK FORCE >> WHY ARE YOUR DOCTORS NOT WITH YOU HERE TODAY WHERE IS DR FAUCI DR BIRX >> WELL, DR BIRX IS RIGHT OUTSIDE

YES, PLEASE >> THE MOVE PART OF WHAT SEEMS TO BE A SHIFT IN STRATEGY BY THE WHITE HOUSE, INCLUDING AN ABOUTFACE ON MASKS >> WHEN YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK >> AIDES URGING THE PRESIDENT TO SHOW MORE LEADERSHIP PUBLICLY, WITH HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAGGING IN THE POLLS >> I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL JUDGE US ON THIS

BUT THEY'LL JUDGE US ON THE ECONOMY THAT I CREATED >> POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN, QUESTIONING THE PRESIDENT'S METHODS AND MOTIVES >> HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO ZERO IT'S ONLY ONE THING HE HAS IN MIND HOW DOES HE WIN RE-ELECTION? AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE GET COVID AND/OR DIE FROM COVID >> WITH THE RATE OF INFECTION AND DEATHS FROM COVID-19 CLIMBING >> THERE IS ONE MORE CENTRAL PROPOSAL THAT TIES KIDS, JOBS, AND HEALTHCARE, ALL TOGETHER >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE BITTERLY DIVIDED IN THE DEBATE OVER A NEW RELIEF PACKAGE

KEY STICKING POINTS INCLUDING A PAYROLL TAX CUT, PUSHED BY THE WHITE HOUSE FUNDS FOR TESTING OPENING SCHOOLS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND A SECOND ROUND OF STIMULUS CHECKS, WITH TIME RUNNING OUT

>> IT WOULD BE CRUEL-HEARTED AND CALLOUS TO CUT OFF THE EXTENDED AND EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE >> Reporter: MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WORRIED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> THE NATION'S TOP VACCINE MAKERS ARE OFFERING SOME OPTIMISM THIS MORNING SUGGESTING A VACCINE COULD PASS FDA SCRUTINY, EITHER LATE THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR HERE IS NBC'S TOM COSTELLO >> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MED CENTER, MORE VOLUNTEERS ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE TRIAL THIS ONE, RUN BY DRUG GIANT PFIZER SO FAR, 138,000 VOLUNTEERS HAVE SIGNED UP AS DRUG COMPANIES RACE TO STOP THE VIRUS THAT'S ALREADY CLAIMED 600,000 LIVES, WORLDWIDE >> SO, THE RACE IS ON NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT AGAINST THIS VIRUS

>> AT A VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, EXECUTIVES FROM FIVE LEADING VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAID THEY'RE ALL IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TESTING SOME, NOW ENTERING HUMAN TRIALS EVEN BEFORE FDA APPROVAL, PFIZER, MERCK, ASTRAZENECA, AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND MODERNA ALL PLAN TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION TO MEET DEMAND THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY TO FAST TRACK A VACCINE >> I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT — THAT YOU WILL GUARD AGAINST ANY PRESSURE THAT COMES FROM THE FDA TO EITHER LOWER ITS STANDARDS OR TO — OR TO APPROVE SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW DOESN'T MEET THE STANDARDS >> WE ARE WORKING, AROUND THE CLOCK, TO ACCELERATE OUR DEVELOPMENT

BUT WE ARE NOT CUTTING CORNERS ON SAFETY >> AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE MARYLAND PFIZER STUDY, CYNTHIA, WHO RECEIVED TWO DOSES IN JUNE THOUGH, SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE RECEIVED THE VACCINE OR PLACEBO >> HAVE YOU HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS? >> I HAD JUST VERY MILD SIDE EFFECTS, AFTER THE FIRST VACCINE, WHICH CONSISTED OF VERY MILD CHILLS BUT OTHER THAN THAT, REALLY, NONE >> 65 YEARS OLD AND IN GOOD HEALTH, VOLUNTEERING, SHE SAYS, IS THE LEAST SHE COULD DO

>> I FELT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULD DO TO — TO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS >> IN THE US, THE NIH IS LOOKING FOR 30,000 VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH VACCINE TRIAL THE SIGN-UP LINK ON ITS WEBSITE USES A NETWORK DR ANTHONY FAUCI BUILT DECADES AGO

VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A STIPEND AND EITHER A VACCINE DOSE OR A PLACEBO LEAD RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO ENROLL MINORITY VOLUNTEERS SINCE COVID HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE COMMUNITIES >> WE CERTAINLY AREN'T OUT TO COERCE ANY POPULATIONS BUT WE WOULD LIKE MINORITY POPULATIONS TO HAVE FULL ACCESS AND FULL ADVANTAGE OF PARTICIPATING IN THESE TRIALS, IF THEY WISH TO DO SO >> DEPENDING ON THE VACCINE, RESEARCHERS SAY, WE'D PROBABLY ALL GET TWO DOSES AND THE FDA IS LIKELY TO APPROVE MORE THAN ONE VACCINE >> THE FIRST VACCINE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIORS OR FOR CHILDREN

>> THE FDA REQUIRES ALL VACCINES TO BE AT LEAST 50% EFFECTIVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL FOUR OF THE FIVE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE RECEIVED TAXPAYER MONEY TO FIND A VACCINE TWO OF THOSE COMPANIES TOLD CONGRESS THEY WILL OFFER THE VACCINE FREE OR AT COST FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT, TOM, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST IS AT HIS HOME IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND A RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A VERY SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM >> WE NEED SOME JOY

>> A SMILE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND I SAID SMILING, BROTHER >> HAVING FUN OUT THERE WEST POSTING THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER ON TUESDAY ON A SURPRISE VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND, COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPELLE

THAT'S HIM RIGHT ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN THERE HE WROTE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME YOU ARE A GODSEND AND A TRUE FRIEND >> A SECOND PHASE OF ANOTHER TWITTER TIRADE JUST MOMENTS AGO TEXAS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER FOR MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THE STATE'S GOVERNING BODY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IS DELAYING THE START OF THE SEASON FOR F FOOTBALL'S HIGHEST DIVISIONS THE NEW KICKOFF DATE IS THE 24th LOWER DIVISIONS CAN START THEIR SEASONS, AS SCHEDULED

>> FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FULL STEAM AHEAD >>> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO, A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA THAT IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS LET'S GET THE LATEST FROM NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE

WE HAVE A VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION THAT'S DEVELOPING IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA A TSUNAMI WARNING IN THAT AREA JUST OFF OF SAND POINT THEY HAVE ISSUED NOW IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO, POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GOING TO BE MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THAT AREA, ALL THE WAY INTO KODIAK ISLAND ALSO, I AM JUST GETTING WORD SIRENS ARE CURRENTLY GOING OFF IN THE HOMER AREA HIGHER GROUND IS DEFINITELY NEEDED IN THAT AREA, AS INUNDATION OF WATER IS EXPECTED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, THE NORTHEAST, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK FOR SLIGHT TO SEVERE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON, INTO THE EVENING HOURS NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA

BUT WE COULD SEE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO COLUMBUS, THIS AFTERNOON, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE DAYTIME HIGHS THERE ROARING BACK INTO THE UPPER 80s TO LOWER 90s FOR TEXT TEAS, SIGHTLY COOLER BT STILL VERY HOT AND HUMID FROM DALLAS ALL THE WAY INTO NEW ORLEANS AND ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS A LOT GOING ON I WILL HAVE MORE OF THAT COMING UP >> FROM COAST TO COAST

>> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> WE'RE WATCHING TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ASSISTANT COACH MADE MLB HISTORY AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO COACH ON THE FIELD DURING A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD A FULL-TIME COACHING POSITION IN THE LEAGUE >> VIOLA DAVIS MARKING THE FIRST TIME THE PUBLICATION HAS FEATURED THE WORK OF A BLACK PHOTOGRAPHER ON ITS COVER IT WAS SHOT BY PHOTOGRAPHER DARIO >> GIRL SCOUTS ANNOUNCED 24 NEW BADGES WITH A FOCUS ON ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO EXPLORE >>> LEADING THE NEWS NURSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAME TOGETHER TO HONOR NURSES WHO DIED ON THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON TUESDAY, NURSES GATHERED AT THE CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON, D

C FOR A VIGIL HONORING COLLEAGUES SHOES WERE PLACED ON THE LAWN OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING TO HONOR THE OVER 100 US NURSES WHO DIED DURING THE PANDEMIC THE NURSES, ALSO, CALLED ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE HEROES ACT, WHICH WOULD ENSURE FRONTLINE WORKERS HAVE ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

>> THE LIBEL SUIT BY ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP AGAINST BRITISH NEWSPAPER HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS EX-WIFE AMBER HEARD SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 JOINING US FROM LONDEDON IS SARA HARMON SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THEY'RE IN COURT, MORE SALACIOUS DETAILS COME OUT >> HI, FRANCES, GOOD MORNING CALLING THIS CASE SALACIOUS IS PROBABLY BEING OVERLY GENEROUS OVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, WE HAVE SEEN PHOTOS AND HEARD TESTIMONY OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FUELED BENDERS SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT HAVE COME OUT ARE PROBABLY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR MORNING TV BUT YESTERDAY, IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE WE HEARD AMBER HEARD ADMIT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT SHE DID HIT DEPP ALTHOUGH, SHE DOES SAY THAT SHE WAS DEFENDING HEIFR SISTER HERE'S HOW SHE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I AM PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID

BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> AND, FRANCES, IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT, EVEN THOUGH WE'VE SEEN SO MUCH OF THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL AS YOU POINTED OUT, THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT, AND IT CENTERS AROUND WHETHER A BRITISH TABLOID NEWSPAPER WAS JUSTIFIED IN CALLING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER,IN PRINT THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT TERMINOLOGY WAS ACCURATE AND, THEREFORE, ALL THIS TESTIMONY FROM HIS FORMER WIFE THAT WE'VE HEARD OUVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS IF THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY, THERE IS LIKELY PLENTY MORE AHEAD FRANCES, PHILLIP

>> WOW JUST REALL >>> A 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE MOSCOW THE TEEN IS SEEN CRASHING TO THE GROUND, UNCONSCIOUS AMAZINGLY, JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT INTO AN INDUCED COMA, HE WAS BACKN THE FIELD HOPEFULLY, FOR HIS SAKE, YOU KNOW THAT SAYING THAT LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE HOPEFULLY, HIS CASE, THAT IS TRUE >> THERE WAS NOBODY AROUND HIM

>> WOW >> ALL RIGHT IN NEIGHBORING UKRAINE, A BIZARRE 12-HOUR STANDOFF WITH A MAN WHO TOOK 13 PEOPLE HOSTAGE ON A BUS SO WHAT WERE HIS DEMANDS WELL, SENIOR UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS ADMIT TO BEING TERRORISTS AND THAT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HE DID JUST THAT IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO, HE SAID EVERYONE SHOULD GO WATCH THE FILM THE SUSPECT SURRENDERED AND ZELENSKY DELETED IT WITH A THANK YOU NOTE >> THE NBA WILL BEGIN ITS FIRST ROUND OF SCRIMMAGES THIS AFTERNOON THE FIRST ROUND BETWEEN THE L

A MAGIC AND ORLANDO CLIPPERS ALL PARTICIPATING WILL PARTICIPATE IN THREE INTER-SQUAD SCRIMMAGES PLAYING IN ORLANDO WITH A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE >>> HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ALEXA SAY TO YOU, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T CATCH THAT WELL, SOME PEOPLE USING SMART HOME DEVICES GET THAT ANSWER MORE THAN OTHERS THE WEBSITE GEAR HUNGRY ASKED 3,000 PEOPLE HOW WELL VOICE ASSISTANCE UNDERSTAND THEM TO FIND OUT WHICH REGIONS HAVE THE MOST TROUBLE CHECK OUT THAT LIST THERE THE ACCENT MOST DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WAS FROM MAINE, FOLLOWED BY ALASKA THEN, NORTHWESTERN THEY GOT NEW MEXICO CHICAGO IN THE TOP FIVE NEW YORK ACCENT, BY THE WAY, WAS 23rd ON THAT LIST

>> YEAH, I MEAN IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING TO SEE WHEREVER YOU ARE, THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE HOW YOU SAY SOMETHING >> WELL, JANESSA, YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, JANESSA, FROM ALASKA >> YOU GUYS THINK I HAVE AN ACCENT AN ALASKAN ACCENT? >> I HAVE NO IDEA >> YEAH I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT ONE I'M NOT SURE LET'S CHECK OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WEATHER WISE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUE TO BUILD DAYTIME HIGHS ARE STILL ABOVE AVERAGE

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY CAN SEE HIGHS ABOVE AVERAGE THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE, >>> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST SHARED A UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS THE PORTRAIT SHOWS A YOUNG LEWIS, LINKING ARMS WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW LEWIS RECEIVED THE PAINTING A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SENT HESS A THANK-YOU LETTER EXPRESSING HIS APPRECIATION >> NFL TRAINING CAMP IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY THIS MORNING, AT LEAST FOR THE ROOKIES OTHER PLAYERS BEGIN REPORTING NEXT WEEK BUT THIS YEAR, THE MIDSUMMER TRADITION LOOKS FAR DIFFERENT SAM BROCK HAS MORE >> Reporter: FOOTBALL FANS DESPERATE FOR AN NFL KICKOFF THIS FALL

>> CLUBS ARE WORKING TO CREATE A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT >> JUST GOT A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AFTER THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS PATCHED TOGETHER A PLAN FOR COVID-19 TESTING TWO NEGATIVES, REQUIRED BEFORE PLAYERS CAN EVEN ENTER CAMP THEN, DAILY TESTING FOR TWO WEEKS SHOULD THE POSITIVITY RATE STAY BELOW 5%, TESTING THEN GOES TO EVERY OTHER DAY >> YOU THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEES THE NFL HAS A SEASON THIS YEAR? >> I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEE

WE WANT TO PULL THIS OFF BECAUSE AMERICA NEEDS IT IT'D BE EXCITING TO BE — TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NFL FOOTBALL AND GIVE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO SMILE AND ENJOY >> AN LA RAMS CAPTAIN, WHO'S SEEN COVID UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS WHOLE FAMILY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN LATE JUNE, INCLUDING HIS WIFE, FOUR KIDS, AND MOTHER AND FATHER-IN-LAW >> IT ALMOST KILLED MY DAD SO I THINK WE LOOK AT OTHER FAMILIES IN THE NFL, PREGNANT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, PEOPLE WHO MAYBE ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS

>> WITH AN EYE TOWARDS FAMILIES AND THEIR SAFETY, THE NFL SEASON, SET TO START IN SEPTEMBER, AFTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA >> THIS, SINCE MARCH S13th, WHEN EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN IN SPORTS, IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEEK IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TO SEE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR >> IN NEW YORK, THE GIANTS AND THE JETS WILL BE PLAYING THEIR REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT THE MEADOWLANDS WITH NO SPECTATORS IN THE STANDS THAT AFTER THE GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING LARGE GATHERINGS OF 500 OR MORE PEOPLE IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS

>> I THINK MIKE NAILED IT BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL AND SEEING WHAT THE NFL'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE >> SEE IF IT'S GOING TO STICK >> FINGERS CROSSED

>> JUST IN TIME FOR HIS 7th BIRTHDAY TODAY, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SHARED TWO VERY CUTE PHOTOS LOOK AT HIM HERE SON PRINCE GEORGE WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE BEHIND HIS GRANDFATHER PRINCE CHARLES AND DAD PRINCE WAILLIAM THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY MOM KATE MIDDLETON, WHO SEEMS TO BE PRETTY GOOD BEHIND THE CAMERA >> POSSIBLE FUTURE KING WHAT IS HE THIRD IN LINE? >> GOOD FOR HIM THANKS FOR WAKING UP WIT >>> OPERATION LEGEND IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT YET, YOU WILL TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS PROPOSING SENDING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SEVERAL CITIES AROUND THE NATION >>> THE VIRUS OUTBREAK SURGING THIS MORNING AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS ANY BETTER AND THE NFL OFFICIALLY CANCELS ALL PRESEASON GAMES

>> THE CHINESE HACKERS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH THE CHARGES JUST ANNOUNCED >> THE SPREAD OF THE CALIFORNIA HOG FIRE AS NEW BLAZES ARE KEEPING FIREFIGHTERS BUSY TODAY >> TALK ABOUT TURTLE POWER IT'S WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M FILLPHILLIP MENA >>> PROTESTS CONTINUE IN PLACES LIKE PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE THE CITY IS ON EDGE DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING EXCESSIVE POLICE FORCE CONTINUE TO CLASH WITH FEDERAL AGENTS WHO HAVE ARRIVED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF LEADERS SOMETHING THAT PORTLAND'S LEADERS ARE SAYING IS ESCALATING THE CHAOS >> Reporter: TENSIONS ESCALATED AS HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH FEDERAL AGENTS, ANGER BOILING OVER AS SOME OF THE CROWD SET FIRES AND RIPPED DOWN PROTECTIVE BARRIERS AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING THE PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS

>> THEY WERE RIPPING DOWN THAT CITY, DESTROYING THE CITY, LOOTING IT >> WHILE MANY OF THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL THERE'S ALSO BEEN VIOLENCE, AND LOOTING THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL AGENTS IS FUELLING THE TENSION >> THE PROTESTS WERE CALMING DOWN AND THAT THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL TROOPS HERE, TRUMP'S TROOPS HERE IN THE STREETS OF PORTLAND HAS SUBSTANTIALLY EXACERBATED AN ALREADY CHALLENGING SITUATION >> THEY'RE THERE TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY >> WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WANTS TO SEND FEDERAL ENFORCERS INTO OTHER CITIES >> I'LL BE DARNED IF I'M GOING TO LET ANYBODY EVEN IF THEIR NAME IS MR PRESIDENT BRING THOSE KIND OF TROOPS TO OUR CITY >> Reporter: FEW NOW, ALL EYES ARE ON PORTLAND BRACING FOR ANOTHER NIGHT OF PROTESTS >> AMID LINGERING CONCERNS ABOUT THE CRACKDOWN IN PORTLAND PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME

TELL US MORE ABOUT OPERATION LEGEND >> WE ARE TOLD THIS WILL BE A SUSTAINED AND COORDINATED EFFORT AMONG ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES TO SEND AGENTS INTO CITIES TO DOLE WITH WHAT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUDDEN SURGE OF VIOLENT CRIME IT'S NAMED AFTER A FOUR-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN HIS KANSAS CITY APARTMENT THIS HAPPENED IN LATE JUNE AND WHILE IT'S SUPPOSED TO TARGET VIOLENT CRIME THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE ADMINISTRATION COULD USE THESE FEDERAL AGENTS TO DEAL WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY >> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT AT KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME AND SAID HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP TO MAKE SURE WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA AND THE ATF WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP, BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AAUTHO AAUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARRESTS AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS >> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW HERE IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S UNFORTUNATELY COMING TO YOUR CITY

IT'S LIKE A ROAD SHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE'S USING PORT LAND AS HIS TEST CASE >> MAYORS IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO AND FOUR OTHER BIG CITIES ARE CALLING ON THE PRESIDENT TO END THE FEDERAL PRESENCE IN PORTLAND AND NOT SEND THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO THEIR CITIES >> THANK YOU >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES >> Reporter: >> IT WAS LIKE A WAR I'M LIKE WHAT THE HECK IS THAT >> AROUND 6:30 PM

NEIGHBORS HEARD DOZENS OF GUNSHOTS FIRED >> WE WENT DOWN THE STREET AND THERE WAS JUST LIKE BODIES LAYING EVERYWHERE >> MORE WOMEN THAN MEN >> Reporter: CHICAGO POLICE SAY THEY FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS THAT WOUNDED 14 PEOPLE AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE >> YOU GET A FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL THE BLACK VEHICLE THEN TURNED NORTHBOUND DOWN CARPENTER IT CONTINUED TO FIRE AT THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL AT WHICH TIME THE VEHICLE MIDWAY DOWN THE BLOCK CRASHED AND CAME TO A HALT

>> THE SUSPECTS RAN OFF IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS >> IT APPEARED AS IF IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THE SHOTS RANG OUT >> IT'S SAD IN THESE COMMUNITIES WE CAN'T WALK TO THE STORE YOU CAN'T GO ATTEND A FUNERAL WHO CAN'T ATTEND A FUNERAL GOOD GRACIOUS >> THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> THE WHITE HOUSE APPEARS TO BE SHIFTING ITS STRATEGY ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RESUMING THE BRIEFINGS ON COVID-19 AND HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WOULD PROBABLY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

HERE'S KRISTEN WELKER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEF ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL TOUTING PROGRESS >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING SOON >> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS IN WHICH HE WAS FLANKED BY THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE >> SOME AREAS ARE DOING VERY WELL, OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL WILL IT PROBABLY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> Reporter: INCLUDING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE, TOUTING MASKS

>> WE'RE ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE WHILE SHELTERING HIGH RISK POPULATIONS WE'RE IMPLORING YOUNG AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS, BE SAFE AND BE SMART >> Reporter: HE IS ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ABOUT MASKS AND CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER WITHOUT ONE >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP IS A GOOD THING I HAVE NO PROBLEM, I CARRY IT, YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE >> HE ALSO ADDRESSED WHY TESTING IS STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING BY FAR THAN ANYBODY SOME OF THE TESTS BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME IT TAKES LONGER OTHERS ARE QUICK AND THOSE ARE FRANKLY THE ONES THAT I PREFER BUT WE'RE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN

>> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT MAXWELL ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS >> I HAVEN'T BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH I WISH HER WELL FRANKLY I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS ESPECIALLY SINCE I LIVED IN PALM BEACH >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM

IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> AND OUR THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS ACCUSING TWO MEN IN CHINA OF TRYING TO STEAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FROM COMPANIES IN THE US WORKING ON COVID-19 TREATMENTS AND VACCINES

PETE WILLIAMS EXPLAINS >> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WERE RESEARCHING A COVID-19 VACCINE, A COMPUTER HACKER LOOKED FOR WAY TO HACK INTO THE COMPUTERS NOW HE IS WANTED THEY DIDN'T SUCCEED IN STEALING ANYTHING, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS BUT THEIR CYBER ATTACKS WERE A POTENTIAL DISTRACTION >> WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE HACKING OR EVEN THE ATTEMPTED HACKING OF THAT INFORMATION CAN SLOW DOWN THE RESEARCH >> Reporter: AND THE FBI SAYS THE TWO CHINESE MEN TARGETED COMPANIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES DOING COVID RESEARCH, PART OF A WORLDWIDE HACKING CAMPAIGN SOMETIMES THEY DID IT FOR PROFIT, THE FBI SAYS AND SOMETIMES THEY STOLE SECRETS AT THE REQUEST OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS BASED IN THIS BUILDING >> WHEN CHINA VIOLATES CRIMINAL LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL NORMS, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT >> US OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS NOW THAT CHINA IS TRYING TO STEAL COVID-19 SECRETS BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ANYBODY'S BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO DO IT IT CAN CONTINUE ITS VACCINE WORK WITHOUT DISRUPTION >> THANK YOU >>> IN MINNEAPOLIS A JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD

WE'RE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE DETAILS >> Reporter: A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR GEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE LIFTING THAT GAG ORDER ALLOWING THE PARTIES TO SPEAK MORE FREELY ABOUT THAT CASE AT THE HEARING THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY WERE HIS WORDS IN MINNESOTA THE STATE LEGISLATOR PASSING A RELIEF MEASURE AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS, THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE CALLS THAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING FROM PROTESTERS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD WAS KILLED

>> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTH EASTERN CALIFORNIA ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES THAT THREATEN ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINE WGS THE HELP OF 95 ENGINES AND 19 BULLDOZERS TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >>> A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS >> GOOD MORNING

VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION A VERY DEEP EARTHQUAKE JUST ACROSS THE CHAIN WE DO HAVE TSUNAMI WARNINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE ALSO AND ADVISORY FOR COOK INLET WE HAVE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT UNFORTUNATE SITUATION IS THAT THERE'S ONLY ONE ROAD IN AND OUT OF THESE AREAS WE HAVE SIRENS CURRENTLY GOING ON NOW, WE'VE ALSO HEARD THAT IN THE NEXT HOUR POTENTIAL TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT 60 TO 90 MINUTES ACROSS THAT AREA SO WATCHING THAT VERY CLOSELY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS, ALSO LARGE HAIL THAT'S A BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY

HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD 90 DEGREES FOR COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON THAT WET WEATHER IS GOING TO BE MAKING IT ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IT'S BUILDING INTO THE SOUTHEAST DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90s AND ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE ALSO WATCHING THE TROPICS MORE OF THAT COMING UP >>> THANK YOU >>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS RARE YELLOW TURTLE RESCUED IN EASTERN INDIA ON SUNDAY

LOCAL RESIDENTS FIRST SPOTTED THIS INCREDIBLE CREATURE AND VIDEO WENT VIRAL WILD LIFE EXPERTS BELIEVE IT'S A RARE >>> LEAD THE NEWS, THE INFORMAL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP BY CANCELLING THE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP YESTERDAY THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY TESTING OF PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP >>> THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCED THAT ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 25% AND MASKS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS WILL BE MANDATORY A HEALTH PLAN WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23rd THE RACE WILL BE BROADCAST RIGHT HERE ON NBC >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES

THREE PLAYERS AID LONG WITH MANAGERS AND COACHES TOOK A KNEE ON TUESDAY, THE PRESIDENT VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME STEVE KERR CAUGHT WIND O >>> IN TODAY'S NEWS BY THE NUMBERS A PLUNGE IN AIR TRAVEL DEMAND DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS LED TO A LOSS OF OVER $16 BILLION IF UNITED AIRLINES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER DURING THAT SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR IT POSTED MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT >> BEST BUY ANNOUNCED IT WILL BOOST ITS MINIMUM WAGE FOR U

S EMPLOYEES TO $15 AN HOUR BEGINNING ON AUGUST 2nd ALL HOURLY WORKERS WILL RECEIVE A 4% PAY INCREASE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE LATE 1980S WALMART WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY IT WILL SPEND ABOUT $428 MILLION ON A THIRD ROUND OF BONUS DURING THE PANDEMIC FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WILL GET $300 >>> CORONAVIRUS IS ABOUT TO HIT THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GRAY'S ANATOMY WILL BE TACKLING IT IN THEIR STORY LINE IT WILL PART OF SEASON 17 THE SHOW DIDN'T GET TO FILM THE FINAL FOUR EPISODES OF 16 BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY KICK THINGS OFF NEW THIS SEASON IN THE FALL >> I HAD NO IDEA GREY'S ANATOMY WAS STILL ON THE AIR >> A WHOLE DIFFERENT TAKE NOW TAKING ON COVID-19 >> THAT'S INTERESTING TO ME NOW BECAUSE WE'RE ALL LIVING THROUGH IT AND I WANT TO SEE WHAT HOLLYWOOD'S TAKE IS >> >>> GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEATING UP THE TROPICAL STORM DEPRESSION NOW FORMING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS STORM SYSTEM GOING INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO TEXAS ALL THE WA >>> 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD IT HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE OF MOSCOW YOU'VE SEEN THE TEEN THERE KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS

JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT IN AN INDUCED COMA HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD HOPEFULLY GET A CHANCE TO STRIKE THAT BALL RIGHT AS HE WAS SWINGING HIS LEG TOO >>> A LIBEL SUIT BY JOHNNY DEPP HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS TOXIC RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS EX-WIFE SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 EVERY TIME THIS STORY DEVELOPING IT JUST GETS EVEN UGLIER, SARAH >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT EVEN PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE ODD BUILT OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THIS AND GOING WHOA, THAT'S A BIT MUCH

ALLEGATIONS OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL FUELLED BENDERS WE'VE SEEN TEXT MESSAGES, PHOTOS, IT REALLY JUST GOES ON AND ON YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEARD AMBER HERD ADMIT TO HITTING JOHNNY DEPP BUT SHE SAYS SHE WAS DEFENDING HER SISTER TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD THE COURT >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I'M PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID, BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> Reporter: AND IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE'RE SEEING ALL THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED IN PUBLIC NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT THAT HE'S BROUGHT AGAINST A BRITISH PAPER FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER

IT'S NOT LIBEL IF IT'S TRUE AND THAT'S WHAT THE PAPER IS ATTEMPTING TO PROVE WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THIS CASE, JOHNNY DEPP HAS SUBJECT HIS LIFE AND HIS FORMER RELATIONSHIP TO AN INTENSE PUBLIC SCRUTINY THAT HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE BACK WHICHEVER WAY THIS CASE GOES >> CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH UGLIER IT CAN GET >> THE CAREER FALLOUT >>> DRIVERS START YOUR ENGINES, THE COMPANY SHOWED OFF A RACING VERSION OF THE NEW MUSTANG IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES AN HOUR, DO COOL DONUTS LIKE THAT THIS IS JUST A PRO TO TYPE THE NONRACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG WILL HIT STREETS LATER THIS YEAR >> YOU >>> BREAKING OVER NIGHT A SHOOTING AT A CHICAGO FUNERAL PARLOR LEAVES 14 INJURED AS THE CITY REELS FROM A SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP, TODAY, WILL ADDRESS OPERATION LEGEND IT'S A PROGRAM TO DEPLOY FEDERAL FORCES INTO CHICAGO, PORTLAND, AND OTHERS TO CRACK DOWN ON VIOLENT BEHAVIOR >> IT WILL, PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ACT ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> OUT IN FRONT AGAIN BUT THE REAL NUMBERS OF CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE PROBABLY HIGHER THAN ANYONE IS REPORTING NEW DETAILS AHEAD

>> AND DURING THE PANDEMIC, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK FROM HOME IN, SAY, BARBADOS? THE TROPICAL ISLAND IS OFFERING A CHANCE TO WORK REMOTELY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA BREAKING OVERNIGHT A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO ERUPTS IN GUNFIRE 14 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED DURING THE SHOOTOUT IN THE SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD OF GRISHAM

FOR THE LATEST, WE GO TO DAN SHENEMAN >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED >> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS >> CHICAGO WAS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

>> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE, WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME

THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS DUBBED IT OPERATION LEGEND, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD LEGEND WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN LATE JUNE THE PRESS SECRETARY SPOKE ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT >> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LEGEND TALAFARO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> THE OPERATION HASN'T BEEN EXPLICITLY TIED TO PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND, THERE ARE FEARS IT COULD BE MAYORS OF SIX MAJOR CITIES INCLUDING CHICAGO AND NEW YORK HAVE CALLED ON THE DOJ TO END THAT PRACTICE >> TURNING NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TROUBLING HOTSPOTS ARE GROWING IN MULTIPLE STATES CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA COULD SOON HAVE MORE CONFIRMED CASES THAN NEW YORK

AND TEXAS ISN'T FAR BEHIND THIS DEVELOPING EMERGENCY LED PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RESUME THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFINGS HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE, BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HERE IS NBC'S KRISTEN WELKER >> Reporter: UNDER PRESSURE, PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEFING ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL TOUTING PROGRESS FIGHTING COVID-19 >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING, AND THEY'RE COMING A LOT SOONER THAN ANYONE THOUGHT POSSIBLE BY YEARS

>> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS, IN WHICH PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS FLANKED BY MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE BRINGING IN A SHIFT IN TONE >> SOME AREAS OF OUR COUNTRY ARE DOING VERY WELL OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

>> INCLUDING DOING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE TOUTING MASKS >> WE'RE, INSTEAD, ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE, AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE WASH YOUR HANDS EVERY CHANCE YOU GET, WHILE SHELTERING HIGH-RISK POPULATIONS WE ARE IMPLORING YOUNG, AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS AND OTHER CROWDED, INDOOR GATHERINGS BE SAFE D BE SMART

>> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ON MASKS TWEETING OUT A PICTURE OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEN, HOURS LATER, CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER AT HIS HOTEL WITHOUT ONE >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP, IS A GOOD THING I HAVE NO PROBLEM I CARRY IT I WEAR IT

YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE >> HE, ALSO, ADDRESSED WHY NEARLY SIX MONTHS IN, TEXTSTINGS IT STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING, BY FAR, THAN ANYBODY SOME OF THE TESTS, BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME, IT TAKES LONGER OTHERS OF THE TEST, AS YOU KNOW, THEY'RE VERY QUICK THEY'RE 5-MINUTE AND 15-MINUTE TESTS

THOSE ARE, FRANKLY, THE ONES THAT I PREFER BUT WE ARE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN >> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL, ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS >> I HAVEN'T REALLY BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH I JUST WISH HER WELL, THANK YOU

I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS >> THE PRESIDENT'S RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, IN DELAWARE, SHARPENING HIS ATTACKS >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU AND HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY BUT THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US

IT'S ABOUT YOU >> THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >> WHILE INFECTIONS CONTINUE TO SOAR IN HOTSPOTS LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA, THE CDC NOW SAYS THE REAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MAY BE MUCH HIGHER THAN THE CURRENT NUMBERS SUGGEST HERE IS NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: WITH NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IS LIKELY TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED IN SOME REGIONS THE NEW FINDING SUGGESTS THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN'T SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION WERE LIKELY SPREADING THE VIRUS, IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES

>> EVERYTHING WAS SO UNCERTAIN LIKE, WE DIDN'T KNOW IF OUR DAD WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF THE VENTILATOR AND WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD MY MOM WAS, AT THAT TIME >> WHEN CLAIRE AND GRACE GREEN THOUGHT THEY HAD A MILD VIRAL INFECTION, THEY UNKNOWINGLY PASSED COVID TO THEIR PARENTS THEIR FATHER, JASON, NEARLY DIED >> I FEEL LIKE I HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO CONTINUE BEING A PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> Reporter: THE NEW ANALYSIS FROM THE CDC, BASED ON ANTIBODY TESTS, INDICATES THE HARDEST-HIT COMMUNITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS

>> ALTHOUGH, THE NUMBER OF CASES ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, THAT NUMBER BEING MUCH HIGHER MEANS THE DEATH RATE IS A LOT LOWER >> AS CALIFORNIA NOW SURPASSES A STUNNING 400,000 CASES, THE GOLDEN STATE CONTINUES TO SET GRIM MILESTONES FOR NEW INFECTIONS AND DEATHS WHILE MANY HOSPITALS ACROSS CALIFORNIA ARE STRESSED, IN SOME BIGGER CITIES, THERE ARE SOME ROOMS IN THE ICU BUT IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, THE SITUATION IS BLEAK >> FACING A BREAKING POINT, SOME COVID PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE BEING MOVED 70 MILES AWAY CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO ARE UNDER TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS >> WE'RE EXHAUSTED JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> Reporter: WITH THE PANDEMIC TAKING A DEEPENING FINANCIAL TOLL, THIS, THE LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN OKLAHOMA THE CRISIS IS SPREADING TO SMALLER STATES, LIKE ALASKA, WYOMING, AND IDAHO >> I DON'T REMEMBER MARCH AND APRIL AT ALL

>> BILLY ZENDRY BEAT COVID AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> GOD HAS SOME PLAN FOR ME, AND I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS, GOING FORWARD >> STORIES OF SURVIVAL, AMID NEWS A STAGGERING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE INFECTED AND SPREADING THE VIRUS, WITHOUTE EVER KNOWING IT MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> THE NFL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP

CANCELLING THE ENTIRE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP THE MOVE COMES AS THE LEAGUE ANNOUNCED 59 PLAYERS HAVE HAD CORONAVIRUS LEAGUE WIDE DURING THE PANDEMIC YESTERDAY, THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY CORONAVIRUS TESTING FOR PLAYERS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP THE FIRST TEAMS REPORT FOR TRAINING CAMP NEXT WEEK >> AS THE NFL GEARS UP FOR THE SEASON, THERE WILL BE A FOCUS ON SOCIAL JUSTICE THE LEAGUE WILL REPORTEDLY ALLOW PLAYERS TO HONOR VICTIMS OF POLICE BRUTALITY ON THEIR HELMETS STARTING WEEK ONE PLAYERS ARE REPORTEDLY WORKING WITH THE LEAGUE ON A LIST OF NAMES THAT CAN BE USED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES

ON MONDAY, THREE GIANTS PLAYERS, ALONG WITH THE TEAM'S MANAGERS AND COACHES, ALL TOOK A KNEE AHEAD OF THE GIANTS '6-2 EXHIBITION WIN OVER THE As IN OAKLAND VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME >> RESPONDED WITH A PHOTO OF WILLIE WONKA SAYING, STOP, DON'T COME BACK >> FIREFIGHTERS ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES IN NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA THAT HAVE THREATENED ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES THE STATE'S WEATHER BRINGS RISK OF GUSTY WINDS, THUNDERSTORMS, AND LIGHTNING STRIKES THAT COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINES TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO A REPORTED 7

8 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS LET'S TURN TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB, WHO IS THORARACKI WHAT'S HAPPENING >> HEY, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, A TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE KODIAK ISLAND ASKING PEOPLE TO GET TO HIGHER GROUND DUE TO THAT 7

8 EARTHQUAKE THE LARGEST WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST YEAR IN THIS AREA EVEN PORTIONS OF ANCHORAGE TO THE HOMER AREA, GOING TO POSSIBLY SEE A TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO OR THREE HOURS SO THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE CONTINUE TO SEE SEVERE WEATHER SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST THIS AFTERNOON INTO YOUR EVENING, POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS FOR NEW YORK CITY ALL THE WAY INTO PHILADELPHIA ON TOP OF THAT, THE HEAT CONCERNS CONTINUE TO BE FLUID IN THAT AREA THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>> SO DAYTIME HIGHS FOR COLUMBUS TODAY, 89 DEGREES FOR SYRACUSE LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE EARLY THIS MORNING BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD FOR THE DEEP SOUTH, INTO TEXAS, 94 DEGREES ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST HAS SHARED THIS UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS THE PORTRAIT SHOWS YOUNG LEWIS LINKING ARMS WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

, AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW AND A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SEN A POWERFUL REPUBLICAN LAWMAKER IN OHIO HAS FOUND HIMSELF ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED OHIO HOUSE SPEAKER LARRY HOUSEHOLDER, ALONG WITH FOUR OTHERS, FOR THEIR ALLEGED ROLE IN WHAT AUTHORITIES SAY IS THE LARGEST BRIBERY SCHEME IN STATE HISTORY POLICE SAY 61-YEAR-OLD SPEAKER HOUSEHOLDER AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH RACKETEERING, CONSPIRACY, IN CONNECTION WITH A $60 MILLION BRIBERY CASE OFFICIALS SAY HOUSEHOLDER HELPED PASS A CONTROVERSIAL NUCLEAR BA BAILOUT BILL IN EXCHANGE FOR BRIBES THE INVESTIGATION IS STILL ONGOING >> HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS WERE KILLED AT AN EGG FARM IN SOUTH JERSEY AFTER A WIDESPREAD FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE PROPERTY FIREFIGHTERS SPENT HOURS BATTLING THE BLAZE FROM MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING THE LARGE INFERNO IN SALEM COUNTY STARTED AROUND 8:00 PM

IN AN AGRICULTURAL BUILDING NO ONE WAS INJURED BUT IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MANY CHICKENS WERE LOST EXACTLY AND THE CAUSE OF THAT FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION >> IN MINNEAPOLIS, THE JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD SHAQUILLE BREWSTER >> YES, SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR JOGEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE, IN THAT CASE, LIFTING A GAG ORDER

NOW, ALLOWING BOTH THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO SPEAK MORE FREELY TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ABOUT THAT CASE AT THE HEARING ON TUSESDAY, THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING THAT HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC, WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY, WERE HIS WORDS MEANWHILE, IN MINNESOTA, THE STATE LEGISLATURE JUST PASSING A POLICE-REFORM MEASURE THAT INCLUDES A BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS, A DUTY TO INTERVENE, AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE-OF-FORCE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND >> KANYE WEST IS ISOLATED AT HIS RANCH IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM WEST POSTED THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER TUESDAY OF A VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND DAVE CHAPELLE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE YOUR GODSEND AND YOUR TRUE FRIEND AND THIS IS STILL ONGOING BECAUSE OVERNIGHT, JUST A FEW MOMENTS AGO, EVEN MORE OF A TWITTER TIRADE, HE IS STILL AT IT THIS TIME, EVEN MORE EYE-OPENING STUFF WHITE SUPREMACY AGAINST THE KARDASHIANS AND EVEN SAID HE TRIED FOR A YEAR TO GET A DIVORCE FROM KIM KARDASHIAN HE CONTINUED, MAN

>> HE IS STAYING BUSY OVERNIGHT THERE YOU GO STAY GLUED TO TWITTER SPEAKING OF THAT, THEY ARE CRACKING DOWN ON QANON THIS WEEK BANNING AT LEAST 7,000 QANON ACCOUNTS AND LIMITING 150,000 MORE CITING PROBLEMS OF HARASSMENT AND MISINFORMATION TWITTER IS ALSO BANNING RELATED TERMS FROM TRENDING TOPICS AND THE SEARCH FEATURE QANON IS A RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY THEORY CENTERED ON THE BASELESS BELIEF AN ANONYMOUS TIPSTER HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WAGING WAR ON A SO-CALLED STATE >> A RACING VERSION OF ITS UPCOMING ALL-ELECTRIC MUSTANG

CALLED THE MOCK E 1400 AND IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES PER HOUR WHILE IT BURNS RUBBER WELL, THIS IS JUST A PROTOTYPE THE NON-RACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG HITS STREETS LATER THIS YEAR FORD IS AT IT WITH THIS MUSTANG AND GOT THAT VINTAGE BRONCO COMING BACK, TOO >> ALL RIGHT LOS ANGELES'S NEWEST SOCCER TEAM WILL HAVE A DIVERSE GROUP OF OWNERS, INCLUDING SERENA WILLIAMS' TWO-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, ALEXIS OLYMPIA THE OWNERSHIP GROUP INCLUDES SIX FORMER US WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM STARS, ACTRESSES LIKE NATALIE PORTMAN AND JENNIFER GARNER VENTURE CAPITALIST CAR >>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE

TROPICAL DEPRESSION HAS FORMED POTENTIALLY, COULD BE OUR EARLIEST G STORM BUT NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER GIVING THIS A 40% CHANCE OF FORMATION IN THE NEXT FIVE DAYS NOW, IF IT GOES INTO THE GULF, WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING THIS VERY CLOSELY DUE TO TEMPERATURES BEING WELL-ABOVE AVERAGE, IN THE UPPER 80s SO THIS IS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, JOE BIDEN IS UNVEILING AN AMBITIOUS PROPOSAL TO OVERHAUL THE NATION'S CAREGIVING SYSTEM >> THIS IS ABOUT EASING THE SQUEEZE ON WORKING FAMILIES, WHO ARE RAISING THEIR KIDS AND CARING FOR ANGED LOVED ONES AT THE SAME TIME SOMETIMES SEPARATE BUT MANY TIMES TOGETHER >> OUTLINED A PLAN THAT WOULD CREATE 3 MILLION NEW JOBS WHILE MAKING CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE WITH UNIVERSAL PRE-K

IT WOULD ALSO PROVIDE BILLIONS TOWARD CAREGIVING FOR OLDER AMERICANS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS >> A TOUCHING MOMENT WHEN A MOTHER IN PERU REUNITED WITH HER PREMATURE BABY AFTER BOTH SURVIVED CORONAVIRUS BABY GEORGE WAS BORN PREMATURELY WITH COVID-19 AND WEIGHED JUST OVER ONE POUND HIS MOTHER HAD COVID-19 AS WELL AFTER SIX WEEKS, BOTH MOTHER AND SON HAVE RECOVERED AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SEE AND TOUCH HER SON FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME SO, LITTLE BY LITTLE, THEY ARE GETTING BETTER AND STRONGER AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL DO SO AT HOME >> A LOT OF AMERICANS STILL WORKING FROM HOME BUT IMAGINE BEING ABLE TO DO THAT FROM A TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE BARBADOS IS NOW OFFERING ONE-YEAR WORK FROM HOME VISAS TO BOOST ITS ECONOMY

NBC'S CARL NASMAN IN LONDON WITH THE DETAILS >> FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, WORKING FROM HOME HAS BECOME A NEW NORMAL IT'S A SIMILAR SITUATION HERE IN LONDON THOSE BIG OFFICE TOWERS BEHIND ME, THEY'RE MOSTLY EMPTY IN FACT, ABOUT HALF OF BRITAIN, ALSO, WORKING FROM HOME SO WHAT IF YOU COULD RELOCATE THAT HOME OFFICE SETUP FROM YOUR LIVING ROOM TO THE BEACH THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS IS OFFERING THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCING A NEW PLAN THAT WILL START NEXT MONTH IT'S ESSENTIALLY A WORK VISA, GOOD FOR ONE YEAR, TO RELOCATE TO BARBADOS AND DO YOUR JOB THERE, REMOTELY

THE VISA COSTS BETWEEN $2 AND $3,000 BUT THERE IS ALSO A FEW RESTRICTIONS THE BIGGEST ONE IS YOU NEED TO EARN AT LEAST $50,000 PER YEAR TO QUALIFY AND YOU NEED TO HAVE RECENTLY TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19, OTHERWISE, YOU'LL HAVE TO TEST WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT, AND QUARANTINE WHILE YOU AWAIT YOUR RESULTS NOW, B NOW, BARBADOS, ITSELF, HAS MOSTLY BEEN SPARED BY THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC BUT THEIR ECONOMY SO RELIANT ON TOURISM, THAT'S PART OF THE REASON FOR THIS NEW WORK VISA >> THERE'S NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP AND SEEING THE SUN SHINING THERE IS NOTHING LIKE BEING ABLE TO WORK AND GO FOR SEA BATH AND PUT IN A SECOND SHIFT FOR WORK >> A BIT OF A REALITY CHECK NOT ALL AMERICANS HAVE THAT LUXURY, ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, AROUND THREE-QUARTERS OF THE COUNTRY IS NOT ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME

BUT STILL, IF YOU AREN'T LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO DO SO, BARBADOS MIGHT BE AN INTERESTING OPTION CARL NASMAN, NBC NEWS, LONDON >> MORE POWER TO YOU IF YOU CAN JUST UP AN >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT A SHOOTING LEAVES 14 INJURED IN CHICAGO, AS THE PRESIDENT PERSISTS ON PUSHING A PLAN CALLED OPERATION LEGEND, THAT WOULD SEND FEDERAL AGENTS INTO VARIOUS REGIONS AROUND THE NATION >> LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IF BIDEN GOT IN, THAT WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL >> LEADERS AROUND THE NATION ARE PUSHING BACK, HARD

>> AND AS THE PRESIDENT CHANGES HIS TUNE ON MASKS, HE ALSO SAYS THE CORONAVIRUS IS GOING TO GET FAR WORSE THIS MORNING, NEW DETAILS ON WHEN AN EFFECTIVE VACCINE COULD BE AVAILABLE >>> AND WE ARE LIVE IN LONDON FOR THE JOHNNY DEPP TRIAL AND THE INCREDIBLE DETAILS EMERGING FROM EX-WIFE AMBER HERD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> THANK YOU FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE A PERSON OF INTEREST IS IN CUSTODY BUT THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES NBC'S DAN SHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: A MASSIVE SHOOTING IN CHICAGO WITNESSES SAY IT HAPPENED AT A FUNERAL HOME IN A SOUTH SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD >> A BLACK VEHICLE SPEEDING WESTBOUND ON 79th STREET IN THE 1000 BLOCK, BEGAN FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF A FUNERAL AT THAT TIME, THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> THE VEHICLE EVENTUALLY CRASHED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE VEHICLE SCATTERED >> THERE ARE 14 VICTIMS BEING TREATED, FIVE SEPARATE AREA HOSPITALS

>> CHICAGO IS A CITY RAVAGED BY VIOLENCE OVER THE WEEKEND, MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE WERE SHOT A DOZEN, FATALLY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT >> HOW ABOUT CHICAGO I READ THE NUMBERS WERE MANY PEOPLE KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, TOO >> WE DON'T NEED FEDERAL AGENTS, WITHOUT ANY INSIGNIA, TAKING PEOPLE OFF THE STREET, AND HOLDING THEM, I THINK, UNLAWFULLY >> CHICAGO'S LATEST SHOOTING REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >>> AND ON THE HEELS OF THAT SHOOTING IN CHICAGO, PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO COMBAT VIOLENT CRIME ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON, THE PRESIDENT WILL DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME

LET'S GET TO OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS AND, TRACIE, TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS WHAT'S CALLED OPERATION LEGEND >> WELL, FRANCES, IT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUSTAINED, SYSTEMIC, AND COORDINATED LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORT SENDING THESE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO CITIES TO FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME A SUDDEN URGE, ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IT'S NAMED AFTER A 4-YEAR-OLD, SHOT AND KILLED, WHILE SLEEPING IN HIS FAMILY'S KANSAS CITY APARTMENT THIS HAPPENED IN JUNE NOW, THIS HAS NOT BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS AGENTS BEING DEPLOYED AGAINST PROTESTORS BUT WE SAW THAT IN PORTLAND AND SOME FEAR THAT'S HOW THEY COULD BE USED

>> YOU HAVE LeGEND TALIFERRO WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT IN KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI, YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND SAID, HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP WHAT EVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO LeGEND TALIFERRO NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA, AND THE ATF I'VE BEEN VERY CLEAR, THAT WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARREST AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS >> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, HERE, IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S, UNFORTUNATELY, COMING TO YOUR CITY IT'S LIKE A ROADSHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE IS USING PORTLAND AS HIS TEST CASE

>> NOW, THE MAYORS OF CHICAGO, NEW YORK, AND FOUR OTHER MAJOR CITIES, ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ESSENTIALLY, TO STAY OUT OF THEIR AREA TO TAKE THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS OFF THEIR STREETS FRANCES >> TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ACCORDING TO THE COVID TRACKING PROJECT, AMERICA'S DAILY DEATH TOLL SURPASSED 1,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY WITH FLORIDA AND TEXAS REPORTING RECORD-DAILY AVERAGES OVER 100 AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WARNING THAT THE SITUATION WILL, PROBABLY, GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

NBC'S JAY GRAY HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP RESUMING HIS CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS BUT, THIS TIME, WITHOUT THE TASK FORCE >> WHY ARE YOUR DOCTORS NOT WITH YOU HERE TODAY WHERE IS DR FAUCI DR BIRX >> WELL, DR

BIRX IS RIGHT OUTSIDE YES, PLEASE >> THE MOVE PART OF WHAT SEEMS TO BE A SHIFT IN STRATEGY BY THE WHITE HOUSE, INCLUDING AN ABOUTFACE ON MASKS >> WHEN YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK >> AIDES URGING THE PRESIDENT TO SHOW MORE LEADERSHIP PUBLICLY, WITH HIS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN LAGGING IN THE POLLS

>> I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL JUDGE US ON THIS BUT THEY'LL JUDGE US ON THE ECONOMY THAT I CREATED >> POLITICAL RIVAL JOE BIDEN, QUESTIONING THE PRESIDENT'S METHODS AND MOTIVES >> HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT TO DO ZERO IT'S ONLY ONE THING HE HAS IN MIND HOW DOES HE WIN RE-ELECTION? AND IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MANY PEOPLE GET COVID AND/OR DIE FROM COVID >> WITH THE RATE OF INFECTION AND DEATHS FROM COVID-19 CLIMBING

>> THERE IS ONE MORE CENTRAL PROPOSAL THAT TIES KIDS, JOBS, AND HEALTHCARE, ALL TOGETHER >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE BITTERLY DIVIDED IN THE DEBATE OVER A NEW RELIEF PACKAGE KEY STICKING POINTS INCLUDING A PAYROLL TAX CUT, PUSHED BY THE WHITE HOUSE FUNDS FOR TESTING OPENING SCHOOLS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

AND A SECOND ROUND OF STIMULUS CHECKS, WITH TIME RUNNING OUT >> IT WOULD BE CRUEL-HEARTED AND CALLOUS TO CUT OFF THE EXTENDED AND EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT ARE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE >> Reporter: MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WORRIED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND HOW TO MOVE FORWARD JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> THE NATION'S TOP VACCINE MAKERS ARE OFFERING SOME OPTIMISM THIS MORNING SUGGESTING A VACCINE COULD PASS FDA SCRUTINY, EITHER LATE THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR HERE IS NBC'S TOM COSTELLO >> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MED CENTER, MORE VOLUNTEERS ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR A COVID-19 VACCINE TRIAL THIS ONE, RUN BY DRUG GIANT PFIZER SO FAR, 138,000 VOLUNTEERS HAVE SIGNED UP AS DRUG COMPANIES RACE TO STOP THE VIRUS THAT'S ALREADY CLAIMED 600,000 LIVES, WORLDWIDE >> SO, THE RACE IS ON

NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER BUT AGAINST THIS VIRUS >> AT A VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, EXECUTIVES FROM FIVE LEADING VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAID THEY'RE ALL IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TESTING SOME, NOW ENTERING HUMAN TRIALS EVEN BEFORE FDA APPROVAL, PFIZER, MERCK, ASTRAZENECA, AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND MODERNA ALL PLAN TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION TO MEET DEMAND THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY TO FAST TRACK A VACCINE >> I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT — THAT YOU WILL GUARD AGAINST ANY PRESSURE THAT COMES FROM THE FDA TO EITHER LOWER ITS STANDARDS OR TO — OR TO APPROVE SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW DOESN'T MEET THE STANDARDS

>> WE ARE WORKING, AROUND THE CLOCK, TO ACCELERATE OUR DEVELOPMENT BUT WE ARE NOT CUTTING CORNERS ON SAFETY >> AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE MARYLAND PFIZER STUDY, CYNTHIA, WHO RECEIVED TWO DOSES IN JUNE THOUGH, SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE RECEIVED THE VACCINE OR PLACEBO >> HAVE YOU HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS? >> I HAD JUST VERY MILD SIDE EFFECTS, AFTER THE FIRST VACCINE, WHICH CONSISTED OF VERY MILD CHILLS BUT OTHER THAN THAT, REALLY, NONE

>> 65 YEARS OLD AND IN GOOD HEALTH, VOLUNTEERING, SHE SAYS, IS THE LEAST SHE COULD DO >> I FELT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULD DO TO — TO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS >> IN THE US, THE NIH IS LOOKING FOR 30,000 VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH VACCINE TRIAL THE SIGN-UP LINK ON ITS WEBSITE USES A NETWORK DR

ANTHONY FAUCI BUILT DECADES AGO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A STIPEND AND EITHER A VACCINE DOSE OR A PLACEBO LEAD RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO ENROLL MINORITY VOLUNTEERS SINCE COVID HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE COMMUNITIES >> WE CERTAINLY AREN'T OUT TO COERCE ANY POPULATIONS BUT WE WOULD LIKE MINORITY POPULATIONS TO HAVE FULL ACCESS AND FULL ADVANTAGE OF PARTICIPATING IN THESE TRIALS, IF THEY WISH TO DO SO >> DEPENDING ON THE VACCINE, RESEARCHERS SAY, WE'D PROBABLY ALL GET TWO DOSES AND THE FDA IS LIKELY TO APPROVE MORE THAN ONE VACCINE

>> THE FIRST VACCINE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIORS OR FOR CHILDREN >> THE FDA REQUIRES ALL VACCINES TO BE AT LEAST 50% EFFECTIVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL FOUR OF THE FIVE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE RECEIVED TAXPAYER MONEY TO FIND A VACCINE TWO OF THOSE COMPANIES TOLD CONGRESS THEY WILL OFFER THE VACCINE FREE OR AT COST FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT, TOM, THANK YOU >> KANYE WEST IS AT HIS HOME IN WYOMING FOLLOWING HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN EVENT AND A RECENT TWITTER RANT BUT HE STILL HAS A VERY SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM

>> WE NEED SOME JOY >> A SMILE >> YEAH, WE NEED A SMILE >> BROTHERHOOD IS REAL LOVE IS REAL >> WAIT A SECOND I SAID SMILING, BROTHER >> HAVING FUN OUT THERE

WEST POSTING THIS VIDEO TO TWITTER ON TUESDAY ON A SURPRISE VISIT FROM HIS FRIEND, COMEDIAN DAVE CHAPELLE THAT'S HIM RIGHT ON THE RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN THERE HE WROTE, THANK YOU, DAVE, FOR HOPPING ON A JET TO COME SEE ME YOU ARE A GODSEND AND A TRUE FRIEND >> A SECOND PHASE OF ANOTHER TWITTER TIRADE JUST MOMENTS AGO

TEXAS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE BIT LONGER FOR MAJOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THE STATE'S GOVERNING BODY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS IS DELAYING THE START OF THE SEASON FOR F FOOTBALL'S HIGHEST DIVISIONS THE NEW KICKOFF DATE IS THE 24th LOWER DIVISIONS CAN START THEIR SEASONS, AS SCHEDULED >> FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS FULL STEAM AHEAD >>> BREAKING JUST MOMENTS AGO, A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA THAT IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS LET'S GET THE LATEST FROM NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE A VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION THAT'S DEVELOPING IN SOUTHEAST ALASKA A TSUNAMI WARNING IN THAT AREA JUST OFF OF SAND POINT THEY HAVE ISSUED NOW IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO, POTENTIAL TSUNAMI GOING TO BE MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS THAT AREA, ALL THE WAY INTO KODIAK ISLAND ALSO, I AM JUST GETTING WORD SIRENS ARE CURRENTLY GOING OFF IN THE HOMER AREA HIGHER GROUND IS DEFINITELY NEEDED IN THAT AREA, AS INUNDATION OF WATER IS EXPECTED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, THE NORTHEAST, WE ARE WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK FOR SLIGHT TO SEVERE STORMS THIS AFTERNOON, INTO THE EVENING HOURS

NEW YORK CITY TO PHILADELPHIA BUT WE COULD SEE LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO COLUMBUS, THIS AFTERNOON, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE DAYTIME HIGHS THERE ROARING BACK INTO THE UPPER 80s TO LOWER 90s FOR TEXT TEAS, SIGHTLY COOLER BT STILL VERY HOT AND HUMID FROM DALLAS ALL THE WAY INTO NEW ORLEANS AND ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS A LOT GOING ON I WILL HAVE MORE OF THAT COMING UP

>> FROM COAST TO COAST >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> WE'RE WATCHING TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS ASSISTANT COACH MADE MLB HISTORY AS THE FIRST WOMAN TO COACH ON THE FIELD DURING A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD A FULL-TIME COACHING POSITION IN THE LEAGUE >> VIOLA DAVIS MARKING THE FIRST TIME THE PUBLICATION HAS FEATURED THE WORK OF A BLACK PHOTOGRAPHER ON ITS COVER IT WAS SHOT BY PHOTOGRAPHER DARIO

>> GIRL SCOUTS ANNOUNCED 24 NEW BADGES WITH A FOCUS ON ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO EXPLORE >>> LEADING THE NEWS NURSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAME TOGETHER TO HONOR NURSES WHO DIED ON THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ON TUESDAY, NURSES GATHERED AT THE CAPITOL IN WASHINGTON, DC FOR A VIGIL HONORING COLLEAGUES SHOES WERE PLACED ON THE LAWN OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING TO HONOR THE OVER 100 US

NURSES WHO DIED DURING THE PANDEMIC THE NURSES, ALSO, CALLED ON CONGRESS TO PASS THE HEROES ACT, WHICH WOULD ENSURE FRONTLINE WORKERS HAVE ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT >> THE LIBEL SUIT BY ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP AGAINST BRITISH NEWSPAPER HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS EX-WIFE AMBER HEARD SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 JOINING US FROM LONDEDON IS SARA HARMON SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME THEY'RE IN COURT, MORE SALACIOUS DETAILS COME OUT >> HI, FRANCES, GOOD MORNING CALLING THIS CASE SALACIOUS IS PROBABLY BEING OVERLY GENEROUS OVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, WE HAVE SEEN PHOTOS AND HEARD TESTIMONY OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL-FUELED BENDERS SOME OF THE DETAILS THAT HAVE COME OUT ARE PROBABLY NOT APPROPRIATE FOR MORNING TV BUT YESTERDAY, IT WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE WE HEARD AMBER HEARD ADMIT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, THAT SHE DID HIT DEPP ALTHOUGH, SHE DOES SAY THAT SHE WAS DEFENDING HEIFR SISTER HERE'S HOW SHE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION

>> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I AM PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> AND, FRANCES, IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT, EVEN THOUGH WE'VE SEEN SO MUCH OF THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL AS YOU POINTED OUT, THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT, AND IT CENTERS AROUND WHETHER A BRITISH TABLOID NEWSPAPER WAS JUSTIFIED IN CALLING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER,IN PRINT THEY ARE TRYING TO PROVE THAT TERMINOLOGY WAS ACCURATE AND, THEREFORE, ALL THIS TESTIMONY FROM HIS FORMER WIFE THAT WE'VE HEARD OUVER THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS

IF THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS ARE ANYTHING TO GO BY, THERE IS LIKELY PLENTY MORE AHEAD FRANCES, PHILLIP >> WOW JUST REALL >>> A 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE MOSCOW THE TEEN IS SEEN CRASHING TO THE GROUND, UNCONSCIOUS AMAZINGLY, JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT INTO AN INDUCED COMA, HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD HOPEFULLY, FOR HIS SAKE, YOU KNOW THAT SAYING THAT LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE HOPEFULLY, HIS CASE, THAT IS TRUE

>> THERE WAS NOBODY AROUND HIM >> WOW >> ALL RIGHT IN NEIGHBORING UKRAINE, A BIZARRE 12-HOUR STANDOFF WITH A MAN WHO TOOK 13 PEOPLE HOSTAGE ON A BUS SO WHAT WERE HIS DEMANDS WELL, SENIOR UKRAINIAN OFFICIALS ADMIT TO BEING TERRORISTS AND THAT VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HE DID JUST THAT IN A FACEBOOK VIDEO, HE SAID EVERYONE SHOULD GO WATCH THE FILM THE SUSPECT SURRENDERED AND ZELENSKY DELETED IT WITH A THANK YOU NOTE >> THE NBA WILL BEGIN ITS FIRST ROUND OF SCRIMMAGES THIS AFTERNOON

THE FIRST ROUND BETWEEN THE LA MAGIC AND ORLANDO CLIPPERS ALL PARTICIPATING WILL PARTICIPATE IN THREE INTER-SQUAD SCRIMMAGES PLAYING IN ORLANDO WITH A LIMITED AMOUNT OF PEOPLE >>> HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ALEXA SAY TO YOU, I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T CATCH THAT WELL, SOME PEOPLE USING SMART HOME DEVICES GET THAT ANSWER MORE THAN OTHERS THE WEBSITE GEAR HUNGRY ASKED 3,000 PEOPLE HOW WELL VOICE ASSISTANCE UNDERSTAND THEM TO FIND OUT WHICH REGIONS HAVE THE MOST TROUBLE CHECK OUT THAT LIST THERE THE ACCENT MOST DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WAS FROM MAINE, FOLLOWED BY ALASKA THEN, NORTHWESTERN THEY GOT NEW MEXICO CHICAGO IN THE TOP FIVE

NEW YORK ACCENT, BY THE WAY, WAS 23rd ON THAT LIST >> YEAH, I MEAN IT'S PRETTY INTERESTING TO SEE WHEREVER YOU ARE, THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE HOW YOU SAY SOMETHING >> WELL, JANESSA, YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS, JANESSA, FROM ALASKA >> YOU GUYS THINK I HAVE AN ACCENT AN ALASKAN ACCENT? >> I HAVE NO IDEA >> YEAH I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THAT ONE

I'M NOT SURE LET'S CHECK OUT WHAT'S GOING ON WEATHER WISE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY CONTINUE TO BUILD DAYTIME HIGHS ARE STILL ABOVE AVERAGE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY CAN SEE HIGHS ABOVE AVERAGE THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE, >>> A TENNESSEE PORTRAIT ARTIST SHARED A UNIQUE PAINTING HE CREATED OF CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS THE PORTRAIT SHOWS A YOUNG LEWIS, LINKING ARMS WITH DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

AND AN OLDER LEWIS JOINING ARMS WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE ARTIST, CARL HESS, SAID HE WANTED TO CONNECT WHO THE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON WAS THEN AND NOW LEWIS RECEIVED THE PAINTING A FEW MONTHS AGO, AND WEEKS BEFORE HE DIED, HE SENT HESS A THANK-YOU LETTER EXPRESSING HIS APPRIATION >> NFL TRAINING CAMP IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY THIS MORNING, AT LEAST FOR THE ROOKIES OTHER PLAYERS BEGIN REPORTING NEXT WEEK BUT THIS YEAR, THE MIDSUMMER TRADITION LOOKS FAR DIFFERENT

SAM BROCK HAS MORE >> Reporter: FOOTBALL FANS DESPERATE FOR AN NFL KICKOFF THIS FALL >> CLUBS ARE WORKING TO CREATE A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT >> JUST GOT A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AFTER THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS PATCHED TOGETHER A PLAN FOR COVID-19 TESTING TWO NEGATIVES, REQUIRED BEFORE PLAYERS CAN EVEN ENTER CAMP THEN, DAILY TESTING FOR TWO WEEKS SHOULD THE POSITIVITY RATE STAY BELOW 5%, TESTING THEN GOES TO EVERY OTHER DAY

>> YOU THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEES THE NFL HAS A SEASON THIS YEAR? >> I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEE WE WANT TO PULL THIS OFF BECAUSE AMERICA NEEDS IT IT'D BE EXCITING TO BE — TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NFL FOOTBALL AND GIVE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO SMILE AND ENJOY >> AN LA RAMS CAPTAIN, WHO'S SEEN COVID UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS WHOLE FAMILY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN LATE JUNE, INCLUDING HIS WIFE, FOUR KIDS, AND MOTHER AND FATHER-IN-LAW

>> IT ALMOST KILLED MY DAD SO I THINK WE LOOK AT OTHER FAMILIES IN THE NFL, PREGNANT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, PEOPLE WHO MAYBE ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENTS >> WITH AN EYE TOWARDS FAMILIES AND THEIR SAFETY, THE NFL SEASON, SET TO START IN SEPTEMBER, AFTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA >> THIS, SINCE MARCH S13th, WHEN EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN IN SPORTS, IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEEK IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TO SEE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR >> IN NEW YORK, THE GIANTS AND THE JETS WILL BE PLAYING THEIR REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT THE MEADOWLANDS WITH NO SPECTATORS IN THE STANDS

THAT AFTER THE GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER BANNING LARGE GATHERINGS OF 500 OR MORE PEOPLE IN MIAMI, SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS >> I THINK MIKE NAILED IT BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL AND SEEING WHAT THE NFL'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE >> SEE IF IT'S GOING TO STICK

>> FINGERS CROSSED >> JUST IN TIME FOR HIS 7th BIRTHDAY TODAY, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE SHARED TWO VERY CUTE PHOTOS LOOK AT HIM HERE SON PRINCE GEORGE WHO IS THIRD IN LINE TO THE BRITISH THRONE BEHIND HIS GRANDFATHER PRINCE CHARLES AND DAD PRINCE WAILLIAM THE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY MOM KATE MIDDLETON, WHO SEEMS TO BE PRETTY GOOD BEHIND THE CAMERA >> POSSIBLE FUTURE KING WHAT IS HE THIRD IN LINE? >> GOOD FOR HIM

THANKS FOR WAKING UP WIT >>> OPERATION LEGEND IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT YET, YOU WILL TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS PROPOSING SENDING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SEVERAL CITIES AROUND THE NATION >>> THE VIRUS OUTBREAK SURGING THIS MORNING AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS ANY BETTER AND THE NFL OFFICIALLY CANCELS ALL PRESEASON GAMES >> THE CHINESE HACKERS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH THE CHARGES JUST ANNOUNCED >> THE SPREAD OF THE CALIFORNIA HOG FIRE AS NEW BLAZES ARE KEEPING FIREFIGHTERS BUSY TODAY >> TALK ABOUT TURTLE POWER IT'S WEDNESDAY, JULY 22nd "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M FILLPHILLIP MENA >>> PROTESTS CONTINUE IN PLACES LIKE PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE THE CITY IS ON EDGE

DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING EXCESSIVE POLICE FORCE CONTINUE TO CLASH WITH FEDERAL AGENTS WHO HAVE ARRIVED WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF LEADERS SOMETHING THAT PORTLAND'S LEADERS ARE SAYING IS ESCALATING THE CHAOS >> Reporter: TENSIONS ESCALATED AS HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS CLASHED WITH FEDERAL AGENTS, ANGER BOILING OVER AS SOME OF THE CROWD SET FIRES AND RIPPED DOWN PROTECTIVE BARRIERS AT THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING THE PROTESTERS ANARCHISTS >> THEY WERE RIPPING DOWN THAT CITY, DESTROYING THE CITY, LOOTING IT >> WHILE MANY OF THE PROTESTS HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL THERE'S ALSO BEEN VIOLENCE, AND LOOTING THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL AGENTS IS FUELLING THE TENSION >> THE PROTESTS WERE CALMING DOWN AND THAT THE PRESENCE OF FEDERAL TROOPS HERE, TRUMP'S TROOPS HERE IN THE STREETS OF PORTLAND HAS SUBSTANTIALLY EXACERBATED AN ALREADY CHALLENGING SITUATION >> THEY'RE THERE TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY >> WE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE THE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WANTS TO SEND FEDERAL ENFORCERS INTO OTHER CITIES >> I'LL BE DARNED IF I'M GOING TO LET ANYBODY EVEN IF THEIR NAME IS MR PRESIDENT BRING THOSE KIND OF TROOPS TO OUR CITY >> Reporter: FEW NOW, ALL EYES ARE ON PORTLAND BRACING FOR ANOTHER NIGHT OF PROTESTS

>> AMID LINGERING CONCERNS ABOUT THE CRACKDOWN IN PORTLAND PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL UNVEIL HIS PLAN TO DETAIL THE INITIATIVE WHICH WILL SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON CURBING CRIME TELL US MORE ABOUT OPERATION LEGEND >> WE ARE TOLD THIS WILL BE A SUSTAINED AND COORDINATED EFFORT AMONG ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES TO SEND AGENTS INTO CITIES TO DOLE WITH WHAT'S BEING DESCRIBED AS A SUDDEN SURGE OF VIOLENT CRIME IT'S NAMED AFTER A FOUR-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN HIS KANSAS CITY APARTMENT THIS HAPPENED IN LATE JUNE AND WHILE IT'S SUPPOSED TO TARGET VIOLENT CRIME THERE IS SOME CONCERN THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE ADMINISTRATION COULD USE THESE FEDERAL AGENTS TO DEAL WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY >> YOU HAVE LEGEND WHO LOST HIS LIFE OUT AT KANSAS CITY AND AT LEAST IN MISSOURI YOU HAD A GOVERNOR WHO CAME AND SAID HEY, I WANT FEDERAL HELP TO MAKE SURE WHATEVER I CAN DO TO MAKE SURE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN >> WHAT WE WILL BE GETTING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN THE FBI, THE DEA AND THE ATF WE WELCOME ACTUAL PARTNERSHIP, BUT WE DO NOT WELCOME DICTATORSHIP WE DO NOT WELCOME AAUTHO AAUTHORITARIANISM AND WE DO NOT WELCOME UNCONSTITUTIONAL ARRESTS AND DETAINMENT OF OUR RESIDENTS

>> EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW HERE IN PORTLAND BECAUSE IT'S UNFORTUNATELY COMING TO YOUR CITY IT'S LIKE A ROAD SHOW ON THE PART OF OUR PRESIDENT AND HE'S USING PORT LAND AS HIS TEST CASE >> MAYORS IN NEW YORK AND CHICAGO AND FOUR OTHER BIG CITIES ARE CALLING ON THE PRESIDENT TO END THE FEDERAL PRESENCE IN PORTLAND AND NOT SEND THOSE FEDERAL AGENTS INTO THEIR CITIES >> THANK YOU >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A SHOOTOUT ERUPTS DURING A FUNERAL IN CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE LEAVING 14 PEOPLE INJURED ONE OF THE WITNESSES SAID IT SOUNDED LIKE A WAR POLICE FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE THE SEARCH FOR THE SHOOTER CONTINUES >> Reporter: >> IT WAS LIKE A WAR I'M LIKE WHAT THE HECK IS THAT >> AROUND 6:30 P

M NEIGHBORS HEARD DOZENS OF GUNSHOTS FIRED >> WE WENT DOWN THE STREET AND THERE WAS JUST LIKE BODIES LAYING EVERYWHERE >> MORE WOMEN THAN MEN >> Reporter: CHICAGO POLICE SAY THEY FOUND 60 SHELL CASINGS THAT WOUNDED 14 PEOPLE AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE >> YOU GET A FIRING AT ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL THE BLACK VEHICLE THEN TURNED NORTHBOUND DOWN CARPENTER

IT CONTINUED TO FIRE AT THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL AT WHICH TIME THE VEHICLE MIDWAY DOWN THE BLOCK CRASHED AND CAME TO A HALT >> THE SUSPECTS RAN OFF IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS >> IT APPEARED AS IF IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THE SHOTS RANG OUT >> IT'S SAD IN THESE COMMUNITIES WE CAN'T WALK TO THE STORE YOU CAN'T GO ATTEND A FUNERAL WHO CAN'T ATTEND A FUNERAL GOOD GRACIOUS >> THANKS FOR THAT REPORT

>>> THE WHITE HOUSE APPEARS TO BE SHIFTING ITS STRATEGY ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP IS RESUMING THE BRIEFINGS ON COVID-19 AND HE WARNED THAT THE CRISIS WOULD PROBABLY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HERE'S KRISTEN WELKER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST BRIEF ON THE CORONAVIRUS SINCE APRIL TOUTING PROGRESS >> THE VACCINES ARE COMING SOON >> INTENSIFYING HIS DEFENSE OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S HANDLING OF THE CRISIS BUT UNLIKE PAST BRIEFINGS IN WHICH HE WAS FLANKED BY THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE THE PRESIDENT TOOK THE PODIUM ALONE >> SOME AREAS ARE DOING VERY WELL, OTHERS ARE DOING LESS WELL WILL IT PROBABLY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

>> Reporter: INCLUDING SOMETHING HE HAS RARELY DONE, TOUTING MASKS >> WE'RE ASKING AMERICANS TO USE MASKS, SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND EMPLOY VIGOROUS HYGIENE WHILE SHELTERING HIGH RISK POPULATIONS WE'RE IMPLORING YOUNG AMERICANS TO AVOID PACKED BARS, BE SAFE AND BE SMART >> Reporter: HE IS ASKED WHY HE HAS SENT MIXED MESSAGES ABOUT MASKS AND CAPTURED AT A FUNDRAISER WITHOUT ONE >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE MASKS I VIEW IT THIS WAY ANYTHING THAT CAN HELP AND THAT CERTAINLY CAN POTENTIALLY HELP IS A GOOD THING

I HAVE NO PROBLEM, I CARRY IT, YOU SAW ME WEARING IT A NUMBER OF TIMES AND I'LL CONTINUE >> HE ALSO ADDRESSED WHY TESTING IS STILL FALLING SHORT >> WE'VE DONE MORE TESTING BY FAR THAN ANYBODY SOME OF THE TESTS BECAUSE IT IS MASSIVE VOLUME IT TAKES LONGER OTHERS ARE QUICK AND THOSE ARE FRANKLY THE ONES THAT I PREFER BUT WE'RE DOING MASSIVE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBERS ARE COMING DOWN >> THE ONE MOMENT THE PRESIDENT VEERED OFF MESSAGE WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT MAXWELL ACCUSED OF ENABLING JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S EXPLOITATION OF MINORS >> I HAVEN'T BEEN FOLLOWING IT TOO MUCH I WISH HER WELL FRANKLY I'VE MET HER NUMEROUS TIMES OVER THE YEARS ESPECIALLY SINCE I LIVED IN PALM BEACH >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY

THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> AND OUR THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS ACCUSING TWO MEN IN CHINA OF TRYING TO STEAL MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY FROM COMPANIES IN THE US

WORKING ON COVID-19 TREATMENTS AND VACCINES PETE WILLIAMS EXPLAINS >> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WERE RESEARCHING A COVID-19 VACCINE, A COMPUTER HACKER LOOKED FOR WAY TO HACK INTO THE COMPUTERS NOW HE IS WANTED THEY DIDN'T SUCCEED IN STEALING ANYTHING, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS BUT THEIR CYBER ATTACKS WERE A POTENTIAL DISTRACTION >> WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THE HACKING OR EVEN THE ATTEMPTED HACKING OF THAT INFORMATION CAN SLOW DOWN THE RESEARCH >> Reporter: AND THE FBI SAYS THE TWO CHINESE MEN TARGETED COMPANIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES DOING COVID RESEARCH, PART OF A WORLDWIDE HACKING CAMPAIGN SOMETIMES THEY DID IT FOR PROFIT, THE FBI SAYS AND SOMETIMES THEY STOLE SECRETS AT THE REQUEST OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS BASED IN THIS BUILDING >> WHEN CHINA VIOLATES CRIMINAL LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL NORMS, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT >> US

OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS NOW THAT CHINA IS TRYING TO STEAL COVID-19 SECRETS BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ANYBODY'S BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO DO IT IT CAN CONTINUE ITS VACCINE WORK WITHOUT DISRUPTION >> THANK YOU >>> IN MINNEAPOLIS A JUDGE LIFTS A GAG ORDER IN THE CRIMINAL CASE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE FATAL ARREST OF GEORGE FLOYD WE'RE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE WITH THE DETAILS >> Reporter: A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE FOUR FIRED MINNEAPOLIS DEPARTMENT OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF MR GEORGE FLOYD THE JUDGE LIFTING THAT GAG ORDER ALLOWING THE PARTIES TO SPEAK MORE FREELY ABOUT THAT CASE

AT THE HEARING THE JUDGE ALSO HEARD ARGUMENTS ABOUT THE POSSIBLE RELEASE OF THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO THAT WE KNOW EXISTS THE JUDGE SAYING HE WILL MAKE A RULING ON POSSIBLY RELEASING THAT VIDEO TO THE PUBLIC WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK OR SHORTLY OR QUICKLY WERE HIS WORDS IN MINNESOTA THE STATE LEGISLATOR PASSING A RELIEF MEASURE AND MORE DATA COLLECTION FOR OFFICERS AND USE OF FORCE INCIDENTS, THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE CALLS THAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING FROM PROTESTERS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD WAS KILLED >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> FIREFIGHTERS IN NORTH EASTERN CALIFORNIA ARE WORKING TO HALT THE SPREAD OF TWO FOREST FIRES THAT THREATEN ABOUT 170 STRUCTURES GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES COULD START NEW BLAZES CREWS ARE TRYING TO ESTABLISH FIRE LINE WGS THE HELP OF 95 ENGINES AND 19 BULLDOZERS TWO FIREFIGHTERS WERE INJURED ON DUTY >>> A REPORTED 78 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE IN ALASKA IS TRIGGERING TSUNAMI WARNINGS

>> GOOD MORNING VERY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION A VERY DEEP EARTHQUAKE JUST ACROSS THE CHAIN WE DO HAVE TSUNAMI WARNINGS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE ALSO AND ADVISORY FOR COOK INLET WE HAVE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OUT UNFORTUNATE SITUATION IS THAT THERE'S ONLY ONE ROAD IN AND OUT OF THESE AREAS WE HAVE SIRENS CURRENTLY GOING ON NOW, WE'VE ALSO HEARD THAT IN THE NEXT HOUR POTENTIAL TSUNAMI IN THE NEXT 60 TO 90 MINUTES ACROSS THAT AREA SO WATCHING THAT VERY CLOSELY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING

DAMAGING WINDS GUSTS, ALSO LARGE HAIL THAT'S A BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD 90 DEGREES FOR COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON THAT WET WEATHER IS GOING TO BE MAKING IT ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY IT'S BUILDING INTO THE SOUTHEAST DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90s AND ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE ALSO WATCHING THE TROPICS MORE OF THAT COMING UP >>> THANK YOU

>>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS RARE YELLOW TURTLE RESCUED IN EASTERN INDIA ON SUNDAY LOCAL RESIDENTS FIRST SPOTTED THIS INCREDIBLE CREATURE AND VIDEO WENT VIRAL WILD LIFE EXPERTS BELIEVE IT'S A RARE >>> LEAD THE NEWS, THE INFORMAL IS TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT PLAYERS RETURNING TO TRAINING CAMP BY CANCELLING THE PRESEASON SCHEDULE AND SHRINKING THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS AT CAMP YESTERDAY THE NFL AGREED TO DAILY TESTING OF PLAYERS FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TRAINING CAMP >>> THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCED THAT ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 25% AND MASKS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS WILL BE MANDATORY A HEALTH PLAN WILL BE RELEASED FOR THE EVENT SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 23rd THE RACE WILL BE BROADCAST RIGHT HERE ON NBC

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS VOICING HIS FRUSTRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA AFTER SEEING PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYERS KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AS A PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL AND SOCIAL INJUSTICES THREE PLAYERS AID LONG WITH MANAGERS AND COACHES TOOK A KNEE ON TUESDAY, THE PRESIDENT VOICED HIS DISPLEASURE ON TWITTER SAYING LOOKING FORWARD TO LIVE SPORTS BUT ANY TIME I WITNESS A PLAYER KNEELING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, THE GAME IS OVER FOR ME STEVE KERR CAUGHT WIND O >>> IN TODAY'S NEWS BY THE NUMBERS A PLUNGE IN AIR TRAVEL DEMAND DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS LED TO A LOSS OF OVER $16 BILLION IF UNITED AIRLINES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER DURING THAT SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR IT POSTED MORE THAN A BILLION DOLLARS IN PROFIT

>> BEST BUY ANNOUNCED IT WILL BOOST ITS MINIMUM WAGE FOR US EMPLOYEES TO $15 AN HOUR BEGINNING ON AUGUST 2nd ALL HOURLY WORKERS WILL RECEIVE A 4% PAY INCREASE AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE LATE 1980S WALMART WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY IT WILL SPEND ABOUT $428 MILLION ON A THIRD ROUND OF BONUS DURING THE PANDEMIC FULL TIME EMPLOYEES WILL GET $300 >>> CORONAVIRUS IS ABOUT TO HIT THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL GRAY'S ANATOMY WILL BE TACKLING IT IN THEIR STORY LINE IT WILL PART OF SEASON 17

THE SHOW DIDN'T GET TO FILM THE FINAL FOUR EPISODES OF 16 BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY KICK THINGS OFF NEW THIS SEASON IN THE FALL >> I HAD NO IDEA GREY'S ANATOMY WAS STILL ON THE AIR >> A WHOLE DIFFERENT TAKE NOW TAKING ON COVID-19 >> THAT'S INTERESTING TO ME NOW BECAUSE WE'RE ALL LIVING THROUGH IT AND I WANT TO SEE WHAT HOLLYWOOD'S TAKE IS >> >>> GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEATING UP THE TROPICAL STORM DEPRESSION NOW FORMING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS, THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS STORM SYSTEM GOING INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO

TEXAS ALL THE WA >>> 16-YEAR-OLD GOALIE WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ON A SOCCER FIELD IT HAPPENED JUST OUTSIDE OF MOSCOW YOU'VE SEEN THE TEEN THERE KNOCKED UNCONSCIOUS JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER BEING HOSPITALIZED AND PUT IN AN INDUCED COMA HE WAS BACK ON THE FIELD HOPEFULLY GET A CHANCE TO STRIKE THAT BALL RIGHT AS HE WAS SWINGING HIS LEG TOO >>> A LIBEL SUIT BY JOHNNY DEPP HAS RELEASED NEW DETAILS OF HIS TOXIC RELATIONSHIP WITH HIS EX-WIFE SHE STRUCK HER EX-HUSBAND TO DEFEND HER SISTER BACK IN 2015 EVERY TIME THIS STORY DEVELOPING IT JUST GETS EVEN UGLIER, SARAH >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT

EVEN PEOPLE WHO ENJOY THE ODD BUILT OF CELEBRITY GOSSIP ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT THIS AND GOING WHOA, THAT'S A BIT MUCH ALLEGATIONS OF EVERYTHING FROM ALLEGED DOMESTIC ABUSE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL FUELLED BENDERS WE'VE SEEN TEXT MESSAGES, PHOTOS, IT REALLY JUST GOES ON AND ON YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HEARD AMBER HERD ADMIT TO HITTING JOHNNY DEPP BUT SHE SAYS SHE WAS DEFENDING HER SISTER TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD THE COURT >> HE WAS ABOUT TO PUSH MY SISTER DOWN THE STAIRS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO BREAK US UP I'M PROTECTIVE OVER MY BABY SISTER WHEN HE LAID HANDS ON HER I DON'T KNOW WHAT I DID, BUT I KNOW I JUMPED IN BETWEEN THE ACTIONS THAT I SAW COULD LEAD TO A FATAL INJURY TO MY SISTER >> Reporter: AND IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE'RE SEEING ALL THIS FORMER COUPLE'S DIRTY LAUNDRY AIRED IN PUBLIC NEITHER OF THEM IS ON TRIAL

THIS IS A LIBEL SUIT THAT HE'S BROUGHT AGAINST A BRITISH PAPER FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER IT'S NOT LIBEL IF IT'S TRUE AND THAT'S WHAT THE PAPER IS ATTEMPTING TO PROVE WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THIS CASE, JOHNNY DEPP HAS SUBJECT HIS LIFE AND HIS FORMER RELATIONSHIP TO AN INTENSE PUBLIC SCRUTINY THAT HE'S NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO TAKE BACK WHICHEVER WAY THIS CASE GOES >> CAN'T IMAGINE HOW MUCH UGLIER IT CAN GET >> THE CAREER FALLOUT >>> DRIVERS START YOUR ENGINES, THE COMPANY SHOWED OFF A RACING VERSION OF THE NEW MUSTANG IT CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 160 MILES AN HOUR, DO COOL DONUTS LIKE THAT THIS IS JUST A PRO TO TYPE THE NONRACING ELECTRIC MUSTANG WILL HIT STREETS LATER THIS YEAR >> YOU CKNOWLEDGING THE SURGE IN CASES, HE OFFERED NO CLEAR STEPS OF WHAT COMES NEXT

AFTER DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMS TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT >> IT WILL PROBABLY UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS, BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> Reporter: BUT JUST MINUTES LATER, THE PRESIDENT AGAIN PAINTING A ROSIER PICTURE >> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR

IT WILL DISAPPEAR >> Reporter: AND YET CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DEATH TOLL FROM COVID TRIPLING SINCE HIS LAST BRIEFING ON THE VIRUS IN APRIL AND AFTER MONTHS OF REFUSING TO WEAR A MASK, THE PRESIDENT NOW OFFERING THIS ABOUT FACE ONE DAY AFTER TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE CALLING IT PATRIOTIC

>> GET A MASK WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT THEY'LL HAVE AN EFFECT AND WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLICLY WORN A MASK JUST ONCE DURING A VISIT TO WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK WEARING A MASK WAS AN ACT OF PATRIOTISM

IF THAT IS THE CASE, WHY DON'T YOU DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY? >> I ACTUALLY DO IT WHEN I NEED I CARRY THE MASK WHEN I HAVE TO GO — WHEN I WENT INTO WALTER REED HOSPITAL THE OTHER DAY I HAVE THE MASK RIGHT HERE AND I WILL USE IT GLADLY

>> Reporter: YESTERDAY YOU TWEETED OUT AN IMAGE OF A MASK AND LAST EVENING WE SAW YOU NOT WEARING A MASK AT THE HOTEL >> I DON'T KNOW THE HOTEL, I WAS PRETTY FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE >> Reporter: NOTABLY ABSENT FROM THE BRIEFING, MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE INCLUDING DR ANTHONY FAUCI WHO TOLD CNN BEFORE THE BRIEFING HE WAS NOT INVITED FAUCI WAS ALSO ASKED TO RESPOND TO THE PRESIDENT CALLING HIM AN ALARMIST

>> HE'S A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST THAT'S OKAY >> I CONSIDER MYSELF MORE A REALIST THAN AN ALARMIST >> Reporter: JOE BIDEN IN DELAWARE SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU

AND HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY BUT THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> Reporter: NOW, WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID NOT SAY WHAT HIS THE ECONOMY

HE SAYS HE PLANS TO DO THOSE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN, WILLIE >> SO KRISTEN, ALSO ON CAPITOL HILL RIGHT NOW, THE TWO PARTIES APPARENTLY SO FAR APART IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS AID THAT WE ALL KNOW WE NEED AT THIS POINT WILL THERE BE AN AGREEMENT SOME TIME DOWN THE LINE? >> Reporter: LOOK THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN? THE GOAL IS TO PASS A BILL BY THE END OF THE MONTH

THAT'S WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RUN OUT THERE ARE SO MANY STICKING POINTS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND SENATE REPUBLICANS, IT'S UNLIKELY THEY'RE GOING TO MEET THAT DEADLINE LOOK PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS A PAYROLL TAX CUT BUT GOP LAWMAKERS ARE MORE FOCUSED ON MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND TESTING

IT DOES SEEM LIKE BOTH SIDES ARE SUPPORTIVE OF ANOTHER ROUND OF THOSE DIRECT PAYMENTS BUT A LOT OF THIS WRANGLING JUST COMES DOWN TO DOLLARS AND CENTS HOW MUCH EACH SIDE IS WILLING TO SPEND AND LOOK WE'RE JUST TALKING ABOUT THE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY

THEY STILL HAVE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH DEMOCRATS WHICH WILL RUE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN BELIEVED THIS MORNING AS OUR NATION CLOSES IN ON 4 MILLION CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE CDC REPORTING THE TRUE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED COULD BE AS MUCH AS 24 TIMES HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MOST OF THE INFECTED LIKELY HAD NO DETECTABLE ANTIBODIES AND EVEN HARD-HIT CITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS

>> JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> Reporter: IN A FULL BLOWN COVID CRISIS, CALIFORNIA IS NOW SURGING PAST 400,000 CASES THE STATE SET TO SOON ECLIPSE NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S HIGHEST NUMBER OF INFECTIONS LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS HOT SPOTS FOR THE VIRUS, SHATTERING GRIM MILESTONES FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS

>> ALMOST EVERY SINGLE SHIFT YOU WORK, YOU'RE RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PATIENT, TRYING TO KEEP YOUR PATIENT ALIVE >> Reporter: WITH TEAMS OF MILITARY DOCTORS AND NURSES NOW DEPLOYED TO EIGHT CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS FACING STAFFING SHORTAGES, IN BIG CITIES A DWINDLING NUMBER OF ICU BEDS ARE OPEN BUT RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE ALREADY AT A BREAKING POINT >> WE'RE GETTING COVID PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM AS FAR AS, LIKE, 60, 70 MILES AWAY BECAUSE THERE'S JUST NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THEIR AREA HOSPITALS >> Reporter: AS CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS, LOS ANGELES REMAINS ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

IN MISSOURI 19 STUDENTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PROM THE NEWS IN FLORIDA ALSO GRIM WHERE THE LAST SEVEN DAYS HAVE BEEN THE DEADLIEST FOR THE SUNSHINE STATE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN >> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORST PANDEMIC IN A HUNDRED YEARS >> AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT STUFF, THERE'S SOME NEW RESEARCH OUT AND IT ZEROS IN ON OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIRUS AND THAT'S HOW DEADLY IT IS WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> Reporter: WELL, THAT'S BEEN A DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER, BUT A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT FIVE TO TEN PEOPLE DIE FOR EVERY 1,000 THAT ARE INFECTED WITH COVID

MANY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, BUT WHAT MAKES IT SO 72 HOURS TO CLEAR OUT THIS MORNING A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE US THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON WHERE FIRE TRUCKS COULD BE SEEN OVERNIGHT AMID REPORTS OF SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE BUILDING NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING HAVE EMERGED OF CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS

THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT IT'S UNCLEAR JUST WHAT PROMPTED THE ORDER FROM WASHINGTON THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYING ONLY IT WOULD NOT TOLERATE CHINA'S VIOLATIONS OF OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND INTIMIDATION OF OUR PEOPLE ADDING THAT IT HAD ORDERED THE CLOSURE TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS' PRIVATE INFORMATION CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLED THE MOVE AN UNPRECEDENTED ESCALATION AND PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTERMEASURES IF THE DECISION WASN'T REVERSED

THE CONSULATE CLOSURE COMES JUST HOURS AFTER THE US ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS OF WORKING WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES RAPIDLY DETERIORATING TO A NEW LOW AMID AN ONGOING TRADE WAR, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, AND RECENT CRITICISM BY THE US

OVER CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN HONG KONG AND THIS OFFICE IN HOUSTON WAS THE VERY FIRST CONSULATE ESTABLISHED IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES BACK WHEN THE COUNTRIES ESTABLISHED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BACK IN 1979 RIGHT NOW CHI LATEST SHOOTING I WHAT'S BECOME AN ESPECIALLY VIOLENT SUMMER OVERNIGHT A MASS SHOOTING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE GOT MULTIPLE SHOOTERS

THEY'RE ARMED ON FOOT >> Reporter: AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL AND OPENED FIRE >> THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE CAR >> Reporter: THE CAR CRASHED AND CAME TO A STOP THE SUSPECTS BOLTED ON FOOT

>> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUT HERE >> Reporter: OFFICERS RECOVERED 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE THEY HAVE YET TO DETERMINE A MOTIVE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED >> IT APPEARS LIKE IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE WERE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THEN THE SHOTS RANG OUT LIKE THEY WERE LITERALLY WAITING ON THEM

>> Reporter: THE SHOOTING JUST THE LATEST IN A SURGE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO OVER THE WEEKEND AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 12 WERE KILLED THE CITY HAS ALREADY SEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS OVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN THREATENING TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CHICAGO AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE >> WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO TOO

WE'RE LOOKING AT NEW YORK LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS, ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS >> Reporter: CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT PUSHING BACK >> WHAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE AND WE WILL FIGHT AGAINST IS THE DEPLOYMENT OF UNNAMED FEDERAL SPECIAL SECRET AGENTS ONTO OUR STREETS TO DETAIN PEOPLE WITHOUT CAUSE

THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN CHICAGO AND IF WE SEE THAT, THE MINUTE WE SEE IT WE WILL BE RUSHING INTO COURT TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING >> Reporter: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD ALREADY SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO PORTLAND, OREGON, WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN PROTESTS EVER SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH NEARLY TWO MONTHS AGO OVERNIGHT A DEMONSTRATION TURNED VIOLENT TEAR GAS DEPLOYED INTO A CROWD OF ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE

A FEW PROTESTERS SEEN BARRICADING THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH BAEMS AND SANDBAGS BACK IN CHICAGO, THEY'RE BRACING FOR MORE VIOLENCE >> I'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND, AND IT'S NOT GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING I'M JUST AFRAID FOR THE CITY TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS

>> Reporter: POLICE IN CHICAGO NOW SAY AT LEAST SIX OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION MEANWHILE HERE IN NEW YORK, THE ALL PART OF NEW MEASURES TO REOPEN SAFELY THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL >> SO WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL TODAY, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY'LL SEE IS THEY MAY WALK INTO A CLASSROOM AND THINGS LOOK NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT

>> Reporter: SANITIZING STATIONS, PLEXIGLASS SHIELDS, AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE WILL GREET THE STUDENTS OF ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS IN TENNESSEE THE DISTRICT AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RESUME IN-PERSON CLASSES >> WE HAVE A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT REALLY WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL SO WE'RE GOING TO DO IT >> Reporter: IN ALCOA THEY'VE OPTED FOR STAGGERED ATTENDANCE

STUDENTS WILL ONLY COME INTO THE BUILDING ONE DAY A WEEK CLASSES ARE SMALL NO MORE THAN SEVEN STUDENTS PER ROOM MASKS MANDATORY FOR STAFF FOR STUDENTS, STRONGLY ENCOURAGED

AND EVERYONE GETS A TEMPERATURE CHECK BEFORE ENTERING WITH CLASSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO START NEXT MONTH, MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE STRUGGLING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO IN CALIFORNIA BOTH LA AND SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS ARE STICKING TO ONLINE ONLY

NEW YORK CITY, THE NATION'S LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEM CHOOSING A HYBRID APPROACH AND IN FLORIDA TEACHERS ARE SUING THE GOVERNOR OVER HIS ORDER TO OPEN SCHOOLS FIVE DAYS A WEEK >> IT WILL BE A PROCESS TO REPROGRAM KIDS >> Reporter: MANY FAMILIES LIKE THE McKENZIES ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE >> WE WANT THEM TO NOT BE SCARED

LIKE, WE WANT TO KEEP THEM AS NORMAL AS WE CAN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE STATE, COVID CASES HAVE JUMPED 66% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THAT'S NEARLY 82,000 CASES STATEWIDE BUT IN THE CITY OF ALCOA, FEWER THAN 300 CASES FOR MANY TEACHERS, THEY SAY IT'S WORTH THE RISK TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS

>> BEING ABLE TO SEE THEM ONCE A WEEK FEELS LIKE SUCH A WIN >> I DO HAVE A FATHER THAT IS HIGH RISK MY MOTHER'S HIGH RISK SO WE'RE TRYING TO DISTANCE OURSELF FROM THEM AS SCHOOL STARTS BACK >> Reporter: AND FROM AMARAI, SOME OPTIMISTIC WORDS OF THE WISDOM

>> ALL TOGETHER WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH IT ONCE THAT HAPPENS, GET BACK TO NORMAL AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY >> Reporter: AND GUYS, THERE IS A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION IN PLACE FOR ANY PARENT WHO IS AREN'T QUITE READY TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET NOW, THIS CURRENT PROCESS IS GOING TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL LABOR FACE A FLYING BAN THE TALK NOW IS TWO YEARS, THREE YEARS, MAYBE EVEN LONGER FOR THE RETURN

FOURONTHS INTO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, THE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE NATION'S MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SOME PASSENGERS START TO TRICKLE BACK TO THE SKIES >> TRAVELERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID-19 ON AN AIRPLANE MORE THAN FOUR IN FIVE EXPRESSED THIS FEAR >> Reporter: JUST A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, PASSENGER LEVELS DROPPED OFF A CLIFF

DOWN 95% THOSE LEVELS NOW DOWN CLOSER TO 75% LOWER THAN LAST YEAR BUT THAT HAS STALLED CASES HAVE SURGED IN THE SOUTH AND WEST >> AS LONG AS WE SEE COVID-19 CONTINUE TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE DON'T SEE A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE'RE GOING TO SEE REAL LIMITED NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHTS

>> Reporter: UNITED AIRLINES NOW SAYS IT'S LOSING $25 MILLION A DAY DELTA SAYS ITS DAILY CASH RAID DOWN FROM$100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS ARE FACING THE REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT >> WE ARE EXPECTING TO BE A SMALLER AIRLINE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT'S WHY WE'VE HAD 20% OF OUR PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY RETIRE

>> Reporter: DELTA CEO ED BASTIAN SAYS IT CAN ACCOUNT FOR 60% EVEN 70% OF THE PASSENGER REVENUE THEN THERE'S THE PATCHWORK RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC FROM STATE TO STATE WITH SOME LIKE NEW YORK REQUIRING PEOPLE COMING FROM HOT SPOTS TO SELF-QUARANTINE >> THAT'S A BIG DISINCENTIVE TO TRAVEL, PERIOD BECAUSE DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE FLYING OR DRIVING TO ANY OF THOSE 31 STATES

YOU'VE GOT TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 13 DAYS >> Reporter: THE MAJOR CARRIERS ALL REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING IN FLIGHT BUT FRONTIER IS THE ONLY AIRLINE CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS STILL WITH ALL THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, NOW IS A RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL >> FROM A CLEANLINESS STAND POINT, THERE'S PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO FLY THAN NOW

BUT AIRPLANES ARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SO BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE AROUND YOU >> Reporter: OKAY ONE OTHER STORY LINE THAT'S GOING TO DEVELOP IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS REMEMBER THE 737 MAX? IT'S BEEN UNDER REVIEW AS YOU KNOW WITH THE FAA TRYING TO RE-EVALUATE ALL THE SOFTWARE

TRYING TO DETERMINE WHEN WILL THE MAX FLY AGAIN THAT PROCESS RE-EVALUATING ERTIFD TO GO INTO THE FALL, MAYBE EVEN WINTER >> TOM, THANKS SO MUCH WE ARE JOINED NOW BY ED BASTIAN, CEO OF DELTA AIR LINES GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US

I'M NOT TELLING YOU ANYTHING YOU DON'T KNOW PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO FLY RIGHT NOW YOUR BOTTOM LINE REFLECTS THAT SO WALK ME THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GETTING ON ONE OF YOUR PLANES FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE FLIGHT TO LANDING TO GETTING OFF THE PLANE WHAT SIT LIKE TO FLY RIGHT NOW? FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SCARED BUT MAY BE CONSIDERING IT

>> WILLIE, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU THANKS FOR HAVING IT THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TODAY IS REALLY POSITIVE I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF ANXIETY IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND EVEN FOR ROAD WARRIORS WHO HAVE BEEN OUT FLYING FOR YEARS, THEIR FIRST TIME BACK THERE'S A LEVEL OF ANGST THAT THEY NEED ALMOST BE WALKED THROUGH THE PROCESS THE PLANES HAVE BEEN SANITIZED

WE FOG EVERY FLIGHT, EVERY SEAT, EVERY SERVICE LEVEL BEFORE EVERY SINGLE PLANE TAKES OFF THE HEPA FILTERS ARE CLEANER THAN THE AIR YOU AND I ARE BREATHING OR THE AIR YOU BREATHED IN A GROCERY STORE OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC VENUE WE HAVE SPACE ON OUR PLANES WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SPACE WE ONLY BOOK OUR PLANES TO 60% FULL

SO THERE'S A LOT OF SPACE ON THE PLANES EVERY MIDDLE SEAT IS BLOCKED ON DELTA AS WELL AS THE AIRPORTS ALSO HAVE A LOT OF SEATS BLOCKED SO FROM A CUSTOMER STANDPOINT AND WE GET THIS FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS THEY ACTUALLY SEE IT A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN THEY WERE JUST A YEAR AGO I'VE GOT ONE DATA POINT FOR YOU

WE SURVEY OUR CUSTOMERS OUR NUMBERS ARE IMPORTANT AT DELTA AND WE TAKE PRIDE IN THE SERVICE OUR PEOPLE PUT OUT OUR SCORES THIS PAST JUNE WAS 20 POINTS HIGHER THAN THE JUNE PRIOR WE'VE ALREADY EXAMINED THE FLYING EXPERIENCE WE REALIZE PEOPLE NEED SOME PLACE TO GO

I THINK THE ANGST IS LESS ABOUT THE AIRPLANE ITSELF AS COMPARED TO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHEN YOU LAND THE BUSINESSES AREN'T OPEN THE HOTELS MAY NOT BE THERE THE RESTAURANTS, THE THEME PARKS SO I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE EQUATION

>> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT MASKS YOU ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS WEEK MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE FLIGHTS BY EMPLOYEES AND TRAVELERS AS WELL WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE? WHAT'S THAT PROCESS LIKE? >> WELL, WE'VE BEEN REQUIRING MASKS SINCE THE FIRST OF MAY WE'VE BEEN STEADILY AND RATHER AGGRESSIVELY STEPPING UP OUR ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASK POLICY YOU CANNOT BOARD A DELTA PLANE UNLESS YOU HAVE A MASK ON

IF YOU BOARD THE PLANE AND YOU INSIST THAT NOT WEARING YOUR MASK, WE WILL INSIST YOU DON'T FLY DELTA INTO THE FUTURE WE ALREADY HAVE OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE WE'VE PUT ON THAT LIST WE IMPLEMENTED A NEW PROCEDURE THIS WEEK BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SOME CUSTOMERS INDICATE THAT THEY HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS THAT MAKES WEARING A MASK DANGEROUS FOR THEM WE'VE TOLD THEM YOU MAY NOT WANT TO FLY, TO RECONSIDER WHETHER AIR TRAVEL IS THE RIGHT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION BUT IF THEY DO DECIDE TO — THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO FLY, WE HAVE A SCREENING PROCESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER WHERE THE CUSTOMER WILL TALK TO THE DOCTOR BEFORE THEY GET ON THE PLANE TO ACTUALLY HAVE IT VALIDATED THAT THEY, INDEED, CANNOT WEAR A MASK

>> THAT'S THE CLEARANCE TO FLY PROCESS SO LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS NOW WE JUST SAW THAT YOU'RE LOSING $27 MILLION A DAY YOU'RE COMING OFF THE WORST QUARTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY HOW DOES DELTA SURVIVE THIS? HOW DOES THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SURVIVE THIS? >> WELL, WE'VE DONE A LOT AT DELTA AS YOU MAY KNOW WHEN THE PANDEMIC STARTED WE WERE BURNING CASH

WE WERE LOSING ABOUT $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH SO FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, JUST 90 DAYS LATER, WE GOT THAT CASH BURNED DOWN TO $27 MILLION STILL A LOT OF MONEY, BUT A CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT FROM WHERE WE WERE ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAND AS TOGETHER AS AN INDUSTRY AS WE HAVE IS BECAUSE OF THOUGH CA

RES ACT AND THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS THAT HELPED US PAY OUR PEOPLE AND ENSURE OUR EMPLOYEES WILL HAVE THEIR PAY THAT'S BEEN IMMEASURABLE IN THE TERMS OF ASSISTANCE

THE CARES

ASSISTANCE IS NOT IN THOSE CASH BURNS NUMBERS SO THE REAL CASH BURN FOR THE COMPANY IS ACTUALLY BETTER >> WILL YOU NEED MORE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> I DON'T KNOW, WILLIE WE'RE TRYING HARD NOT TO WE'VE GOT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR COSTS

WE'VE GOT ALMOST 20% OF OUR EMPLOYEES THAT AGREE TO RETIRE STARTING AUGUST 1st WE HAVE MANY MORE THOUSANDS THAT VOLUNTARILY ARE TAKING TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY THE EMPLOYEES ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB OF TRYING TO KEEP THE AIRLINE AFLOAT WE NEED THE DEMAND TO COME BACK WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS A VACCINE, SOME MEDICAL CONFIDENCE BACK IN CONSUMERS

>> WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK CKNOWL SURGE IN CASES, HE OFFERED NO CLEAR STEPS OF WHAT COMES NEXT AFTER DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMS TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT >> IT WILL PROBABLY UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS, BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS

>> Reporter: BUT JUST MINUTES LATER, THE PRESIDENT AGAIN PAINTING A ROSIER PICTURE >> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR IT WILL DISAPPEAR >> Reporter: AND YET CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DEATH TOLL FROM COVID TRIPLING SINCE HIS LAST BRIEFING ON THE VIRUS IN APRIL

AND AFTER MONTHS OF REFUSING TO WEAR A MASK, THE PRESIDENT NOW OFFERING THIS ABOUT FACE ONE DAY AFTER TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE CALLING IT PATRIOTIC >> GET A MASK WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT THEY'LL HAVE AN EFFECT AND WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLICLY WORN A MASK JUST ONCE DURING A VISIT TO WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK WEARING A MASK WAS AN ACT OF PATRIOTISM IF THAT IS THE CASE, WHY DON'T YOU DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY? >> I ACTUALLY DO IT WHEN I NEED I CARRY THE MASK WHEN I HAVE TO GO — WHEN I WENT INTO WALTER REED HOSPITAL THE OTHER DAY

I HAVE THE MASK RIGHT HERE AND I WILL USE IT GLADLY >> Reporter: YESTERDAY YOU TWEETED OUT AN IMAGE OF A MASK AND LAST EVENING WE SAW YOU NOT WEARING A MASK AT THE HOTEL >> I DON'T KNOW THE HOTEL, I WAS PRETTY FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE >> Reporter: NOTABLY ABSENT FROM THE BRIEFING, MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE INCLUDING DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WHO TOLD CNN BEFORE THE BRIEFING HE WAS NOT INVITED FAUCI WAS ALSO ASKED TO RESPOND TO THE PRESIDENT CALLING HIM AN ALARMIST >> HE'S A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST THAT'S OKAY >> I CONSIDER MYSELF MORE A REALIST THAN AN ALARMIST

>> Reporter: JOE BIDEN IN DELAWARE SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC >> YOU KNOW, HE'S QUIT ON YOU AND HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY BUT THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US

IT'S ABOUT YOU >> Reporter: NOW, WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID NOT SAY WHAT HIS THE ECONOMY HE SAYS HE PLANS TO DO THOSE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN, WILLIE >> SO KRISTEN, ALSO ON CAPITOL HILL RIGHT NOW, THE TWO PARTIES APPARENTLY SO FAR APART IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS AID THAT WE ALL KNOW WE NEED AT THIS POINT WILL THERE BE AN AGREEMENT SOME TIME DOWN THE LINE? >> Reporter: LOOK

THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN? THE GOAL IS TO PASS A BILL BY THE END OF THE MONTH THAT'S WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RUN OUT THERE ARE SO MANY STICKING POINTS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND SENATE REPUBLICANS, IT'S UNLIKELY THEY'RE GOING TO MEET THAT DEADLINE LOOK

PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS A PAYROLL TAX CUT BUT GOP LAWMAKERS ARE MORE FOCUSED ON MONEY FOR SCHOOLS AND TESTING IT DOES SEEM LIKE BOTH SIDES ARE SUPPORTIVE OF ANOTHER ROUND OF THOSE DIRECT PAYMENTS BUT A LOT OF THIS WRANGLING JUST COMES DOWN TO DOLLARS AND CENTS HOW MUCH EACH SIDE IS WILLING TO SPEND

AND LOOK WE'RE JUST TALKING ABOUT THE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THEY STILL HAVE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH DEMOCRATS WHICH WILL RUE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN BELIEVED THIS MORNING AS OUR NATION CLOSES IN ON 4 MILLION CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE CDC REPORTING THE TRUE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED COULD BE AS MUCH AS 24 TIMES HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MOST OF THE INFECTED LIKELY HAD NO DETECTABLE ANTIBODIES

AND EVEN HARD-HIT CITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS >> JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> Reporter: IN A FULL BLOWN COVID CRISIS, CALIFORNIA IS NOW SURGING PAST 400,000 CASES

THE STATE SET TO SOON ECLIPSE NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S HIGHEST NUMBER OF INFECTIONS LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS HOT SPOTS FOR THE VIRUS, SHATTERING GRIM MILESTONES FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS >> ALMOST EVERY SINGLE SHIFT YOU WORK, YOU'RE RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PATIENT, TRYING TO KEEP YOUR PATIENT ALIVE >> Reporter: WITH TEAMS OF MILITARY DOCTORS AND NURSES NOW DEPLOYED TO EIGHT CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS FACING STAFFING SHORTAGES, IN BIG CITIES A DWINDLING NUMBER OF ICU BEDS ARE OPEN BUT RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE ALREADY AT A BREAKING POINT

>> WE'RE GETTING COVID PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM AS FAR AS, LIKE, 60, 70 MILES AWAY BECAUSE THERE'S JUST NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THEIR AREA HOSPITALS >> Reporter: AS CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS, LOS ANGELES REMAINS ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER SHUTDOWN IN MISSOURI 19 STUDENTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PROM THE NEWS IN FLORIDA ALSO GRIM WHERE THE LAST SEVEN DAYS HAVE BEEN THE DEADLIEST FOR THE SUNSHINE STATE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN >> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORST PANDEMIC IN A HUNDRED YEARS

>> AND ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT STUFF, THERE'S SOME NEW RESEARCH OUT AND IT ZEROS IN ON OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIRUS AND THAT'S HOW DEADLY IT IS WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> Reporter: WELL, THAT'S BEEN A DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER, BUT A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THAT FIVE TO TEN PEOPLE DIE FOR EVERY 1,000 THAT ARE INFECTED WITH COVID MANY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, BUT WHAT MAKES IT SO 72 HOURS TO CLEAR OUT THIS MORNING A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE US

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON WHERE FIRE TRUCKS COULD BE SEEN OVERNIGHT AMID REPORTS OF SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE BUILDING NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING HAVE EMERGED OF CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT IT'S UNCLEAR JUST WHAT PROMPTED THE ORDER FROM WASHINGTON THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYING ONLY IT WOULD NOT TOLERATE CHINA'S VIOLATIONS OF OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND INTIMIDATION OF OUR PEOPLE

ADDING THAT IT HAD ORDERED THE CLOSURE TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS' PRIVATE INFORMATION CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLED THE MOVE AN UNPRECEDENTED ESCALATION AND PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTERMEASURES IF THE DECISION WASN'T REVERSED THE CONSULATE CLOSURE COMES JUST HOURS AFTER THE US ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS OF WORKING WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

TIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES RAPIDLY DETERIORATING TO A NEW LOW AMID AN ONGOING TRADE WAR, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, AND RECENT CRITICISM BY THE US OVER CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN HONG KONG AND THIS OFFICE IN HOUSTON WAS THE VERY FIRST CONSULATE ESTABLISHED IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES BACK WHEN THE COUNTRIES ESTABLISHED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BACK IN 1979 RIGHT NOW CHI LATEST SHOOTING I WHAT'S BECOME AN ESPECIALLY VIOLENT SUMMER

OVERNIGHT A MASS SHOOTING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE GOT MULTIPLE SHOOTERS THEY'RE ARMED ON FOOT >> Reporter: AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL AND OPENED FIRE >> THE ATTENDEES OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE CAR

>> Reporter: THE CAR CRASHED AND CAME TO A STOP THE SUSPECTS BOLTED ON FOOT >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUT HERE >> Reporter: OFFICERS RECOVERED 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE THEY HAVE YET TO DETERMINE A MOTIVE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED

>> IT APPEARS LIKE IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE WERE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THEN THE SHOTS RANG OUT LIKE THEY WERE LITERALLY WAITING ON THEM >> Reporter: THE SHOOTING JUST THE LATEST IN A SURGE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO OVER THE WEEKEND AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 12 WERE KILLED THE CITY HAS ALREADY SEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS OVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN THREATENING TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CHICAGO AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE >> WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO TOO WE'RE LOOKING AT NEW YORK LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS, ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

>> Reporter: CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT PUSHING BACK >> WHAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE AND WE WILL FIGHT AGAINST IS THE DEPLOYMENT OF UNNAMED FEDERAL SPECIAL SECRET AGENTS ONTO OUR STREETS TO DETAIN PEOPLE WITHOUT CAUSE THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN CHICAGO AND IF WE SEE THAT, THE MINUTE WE SEE IT WE WILL BE RUSHING INTO COURT TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING >> Reporter: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD ALREADY SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO PORTLAND, OREGON, WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN PROTESTS EVER SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH NEARLY TWO MONTHS AGO

OVERNIGHT A DEMONSTRATION TURNED VIOLENT TEAR GAS DEPLOYED INTO A CROWD OF ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE A FEW PROTESTERS SEEN BARRICADING THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH BAEMS AND SANDBAGS BACK IN CHICAGO, THEY'RE BRACING FOR MORE VIOLENCE >> I'VE SEEN WHAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND, AND IT'S NOT GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING

I'M JUST AFRAID FOR THE CITY TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS >> Reporter: POLICE IN CHICAGO NOW SAY AT LEAST SIX OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION MEANWHILE HERE IN NEW YORK, THE ALL PART OF NEW MEASURES TO REOPEN SAFELY

THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL >> SO WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL TODAY, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY'LL SEE IS THEY MAY WALK INTO A CLASSROOM AND THINGS LOOK NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT >> Reporter: SANITIZING STATIONS, PLEXIGLASS SHIELDS, AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE WILL GREET THE STUDENTS OF ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS IN TENNESSEE THE DISTRICT AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RESUME IN-PERSON CLASSES >> WE HAVE A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT REALLY WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL

SO WE'RE GOING TO DO IT >> Reporter: IN ALCOA THEY'VE OPTED FOR STAGGERED ATTENDANCE STUDENTS WILL ONLY COME INTO THE BUILDING ONE DAY A WEEK CLASSES ARE SMALL NO MORE THAN SEVEN STUDENTS PER ROOM

MASKS MANDATORY FOR STAFF FOR STUDENTS, STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AND EVERYONE GETS A TEMPERATURE CHECK BEFORE ENTERING WITH CLASSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO START NEXT MONTH, MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE STRUGGLING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO IN CALIFORNIA BOTH L

A AND SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS ARE STICKING TO ONLINE ONLY NEW YORK CITY, THE NATION'S LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEM CHOOSING A HYBRID APPROACH AND IN FLORIDA TEACHERS ARE SUING THE GOVERNOR OVER HIS ORDER TO OPEN SCHOOLS FIVE DAYS A WEEK >> IT WILL BE A PROCESS TO REPROGRAM KIDS

>> Reporter: MANY FAMILIES LIKE THE McKENZIES ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE >> WE WANT THEM TO NOT BE SCARED LIKE, WE WANT TO KEEP THEM AS NORMAL AS WE CAN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE STATE, COVID CASES HAVE JUMPED 66% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THAT'S NEARLY 82,000 CASES STATEWIDE

BUT IN THE CITY OF ALCOA, FEWER THAN 300 CASES FOR MANY TEACHERS, THEY SAY IT'S WORTH THE RISK TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS >> BEING ABLE TO SEE THEM ONCE A WEEK FEELS LIKE SUCH A WIN >> I DO HAVE A FATHER THAT IS HIGH RISK MY MOTHER'S HIGH RISK

SO WE'RE TRYING TO DISTANCE OURSELF FROM THEM AS SCHOOL STARTS BACK >> Reporter: AND FROM AMARAI, SOME OPTIMISTIC WORDS OF THE WISDOM >> ALL TOGETHER WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH IT ONCE THAT HAPPENS, GET BACK TO NORMAL AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY >> Reporter: AND GUYS, THERE IS A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION IN PLACE FOR ANY PARENT WHO IS AREN'T QUITE READY TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET

NOW, THIS CURRENT PROCESS IS GOING TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL LABOR FACE A FLYING BAN THE TALK NOW IS TWO YEARS, THREE YEARS, MAYBE EVEN LONGER FOR THE RETURN FOURONTHS INTO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, THE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE NATION'S MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SOME PASSENGERS START TO TRICKLE BACK TO THE SKIES >> TRAVELERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID-19 ON AN AIRPLANE

MORE THAN FOUR IN FIVE EXPRESSED THIS FEAR >> Reporter: JUST A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, PASSENGER LEVELS DROPPED OFF A CLIFF DOWN 95% THOSE LEVELS NOW DOWN CLOSER TO 75% LOWER THAN LAST YEAR BUT THAT HAS STALLED

CASES HAVE SURGED IN THE SOUTH AND WEST >> AS LONG AS WE SEE COVID-19 CONTINUE TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE DON'T SEE A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE'RE GOING TO SEE REAL LIMITED NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHTS >> Reporter: UNITED AIRLINES NOW SAYS IT'S LOSING $25 MILLION A DAY DELTA SAYS ITS DAILY CASH RAID DOWN FROM$100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS ARE FACING THE REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT

>> WE ARE EXPECTING TO BE A SMALLER AIRLINE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT'S WHY WE'VE HAD 20% OF OUR PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY RETIRE >> Reporter: DELTA >> DELTA CEO SAYS WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME, ANOTHER CHALLENGE IS THE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN BUSINESS TRAVEL WHICH INDUSTRY GROUPS SAY CAN ACCOUNT TO 60- 70% OF PASSENGER REVENUE AND THEN THERE IS THE PATCH WORK RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC FROM STATE TO STATE WITH SOME LIKE NEW YORK COMING FROM HOT SPOTS TO SELF- QUARANTINE

>> IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE FLYING OR DRIVING, YOU HAVE TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 14 DAYS >> THE MAJOR CARRIERS ALL REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING BUT FRONTIER IS THE ONLY AIRLINE CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS STILL, EXPERTS SAY WITH ALL THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, NOW IS A RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL >> FROM CLEANLINESS STANDPOINT, THERE IS PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO FLY THAN NOW

BUT, YOU KNOW, AIRPLANES ARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SO BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE AROUND YOU >> OKAY ONE OTHER STORY LINE THAT IS GOING TO DEVELOP IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, REMEMBER THE 737 MAX IT'S BEEN UNDER REVIEW, AS YOU KNOW, WITH THE FAA TRYING TO REEVALUATE ALL OF THE SOFTWARE

TRYING TO DETERMINE WHEN THAT WILL PROCESS AGAIN, CERTIFYING THE MAX, EXPECTING TO EXTEND WELL INTO THE FALL, MAYBE INTO THE WINTER OFFERED NO >>> AFTER REPEATEDLY DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMED TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT >> IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS

BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS >> Reporter: MINUTES LATER THE PRESIDENT AGAIN PAINTING A ROSIER PICTURE >> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR >> Reporter: AND YET CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DEATH TOLL FROM COVID TRIPLING

SINCE APRIL AND NOW THE PRESIDENT OFFERING THIS ABOUT FACE ONE DAY OF TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE CALLING IT PATRIOTIC >> GET A MASK A

WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT THEY'LL HAVE AN EFFECT AND WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET >> THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLICLY WORN A MASK JUST ONCE DURING A VISIT TO WALTER REID MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK >> IF THAT IS THE CASE, YOU DON'T YOU DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY >> I WENT INTO WALTER REID HOSPITAL THE OTHER DAY

I HAVE THE MASK RIGHT HERE I CARRY IT AND I WILL USE IT GLADLY >> YESTERDAY YOU TWEETED OUT YOU WERE WEARING MASK AND LAST EVENING WE SAW YOU NOT WEARING A MASK IN YOUR HOTEL

>> THE HOTEL I WAS PRETTY FAR WAY FROM PEOPLE >> NOTABLY ABSENT FROM TUESDAY'S BRIEFING, MEMBERS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE INCLUDING THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WHO TOLD WAS TOLD HE WAS NOT INVITED

>> HE'S A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST THAT IS OKAY I CONSIDER MYSELF MORE A REALIST THAN AN ALARMIST >> JOE BIDEN IN DELAWARE SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC >> HE'S QUIT ON YOU

HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT CROWD >> NOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID NOT SAY, WHAT HIS PLAN IS TO IMPROVE TESTING OR THE ECONOMY

THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE PLANS TO DO THESE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN >>> ALSO ON CAPITOL HIM HILL RIGHT NOW THE TWO PARTIES SO FAR APART IN CORONAVIRUS FOR A NEW ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS AID THAT WE ALL KNOW WE NEED AT THIS POINT WILL THERE BE AN AGREEMENT SOMETIME DOWN THE LINE? >> THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION AND WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN THE GOAL IS TO PASS A BILL BY THE END OF THE MONTH

THAT IS WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RUN OUT THERE ARE SO MANY STICKING POINTS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND SENATE REPUBLICANS, IT'S INCREASINGLY UNLIKELY THEY WILL MEET THAT DEADLINE LOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS A PAYROLL TAX CUT BUT GOP LAWMAKERS ARE MORE INTERESTED IN FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND UNEMPLOYMENT HOW MUCH EACH SIDE IS WILLING TO SPEND

AND WE ARE JUST TALKING ABOUT THE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THEY STILL HAVE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH DEMOCRATS, WHICH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE EVEN HARDER WILLIE >> KRISTEN WELKER AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR US KRISTEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> THIS MORNING AS OUR NATION CLOSES IN ON 4 MILLION CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE CDC REPORTING THE TRUE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED COULD BE AS MUCH AS 24 TIMES HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MOST OF THE INFECTED LIKELY HAD NO DETECTABLE ANTIBODIES AND EVEN HARD HIT CITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS >> JUST EXHAUSTED

IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR 45 MONTHS NOW >> Reporter: IN A FULL BLOWN COVID CRISIS, CALIFORNIA IS SURGING PAST 400,000 CASES THE STATE SET SOON TO ECLIPSE NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S HIGHEST NUMBERS OF INFECTIONS LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS HOT SPOTS FOR THE VIRUS SHATTERING GRIM SMILE STONES FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS

>> ALMOST EVERY SINGLE SHIFT YOU ARE RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PATIENT TRYING TO KEEP YOUR PATIENT ALIVE >> WITH TEAMS OF MILITARY, DOCTORS AND NURSES NOW DEPLOYED TO EIGHT CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS FACING STAFFING SHORTAGES IN BIG CITIES A DWINDLING NUMBER OF ICU BEDS ARE OPEN BUT RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE ALREADY AT A BREAKING POINT >> WE ARE GETTING COVID PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM AS FAR AS 60-70 MILES AWAY BECAUSE THERE IS JUST NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THEIR AREAS

HOSPITALS >> AS CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS, LOS ANGELES REMAINS ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER SHUT DOWN IN MISSOURI, 19 STUDENTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PROM THE NEWS IN FLORIDA ALSO GRIM WHERE THE LAST SEVEN DAYS HAVE BEEN THE DEADLYIST SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN

>> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE WORST PANDEMIC >> ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT STUFF, THERE IS NEW RESEARCH OUT AND IT ZEROS IN ON THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCERN ABOUT THIS VIRUS THAT IS HOW DEADLY IT IS WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> THAT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS 5-10 PEOPLE DIE FOR EVERY 1,000 THAT ARE INFECTED WITH COVID

MANY HAVE UNDER LYING HEALTH CONDITIONS WHAT MAKES THE VIRUS SO SCARY IS THERE REMAINS SO MANY UNKNOWNS HODA >> THANK YOU, MIGUEL >>> THIS MORNING, A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE U

S THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON WHERE FIRE TRUCKS COULD BE SEEN OVER NIGHT AMID REPORTS OF SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE BUILDING

NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING HAS EMERGED OF CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT IT'S UNCLEAR JUST WHAT PROMPTED THE ORDER FROM WASHINGTON THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYING ONLY IT WOULD NOT TOLERATE CHINA'S VIOLATIONS OF OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND INTIMIDATION OF OUR PEOPLE ADDING IT HAD ADDED THE CLOSURE TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES AND AMERICA'S PRIVATE INFORMATION

CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLED THE MOVE AN UNPRECEDENTED ESCALATION AND PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTERMEASURES IF THE DECISION WASN'T REVERSED THE CONSULATE CLOSURE COMES JUST HOURS AFTER THE US ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS OF WORKING WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

TIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES RAPIDLY DETERIORATING TO A NEW LOW AMID AN ON GOING TRADE WAR, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND RECENT CRITICISM BY THE US OVER CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN HONG KONG AND ITS OFFICE IN HOUSTON WAS THE VERY FIRST CONSULATE ESTABLISHED IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES BACK WHEN THE COUNTRY ESTABLISHED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BACK IN 1979

RIGHT NOW CHINA IS SAYING THIS MOVE VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW AND IT PROMISES NECESSARY REACTION E AN ESPEY >>> OVER NIGHT, A MASS SHOOTING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE HAVE MULTIPLE SHOOTERS ALL ON FOOT >> Reporter: POLICE SAY AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE

>> AT THAT TIME THE ATTENTION OF THE FUNERAL EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE >> Reporter: THE SHOOTOUT CONTINUED UNTIL THE CAR CRASHED AND CAME TO A STOP THE SUSPECT BOLTED ON FOOT AUTHORITIESRECOVERE 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE INVESTIGATORS HAVE YET TO DETERMINE A MOTIVE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED

>> IT APPEARS IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE WERE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THEN THE SHOTS RANG OUT LIKE THEY WERE WAITING ON THEM >> Reporter: THE SHOOTING JUST ELATED IN A SURGE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO OVER THE WEEKEND AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 12 WERE KILLED THE CITY HAT ALREADY SEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS OVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN THREATENING TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CHICAGO AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE >> WE ARE LOOKING AT CHICAGO TOO WE ARE LOOKING AT NEW YORK LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS, ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

>> Reporter: CHICAGO MAYOR LAURIE LIGHTFOOT PUSHING BACK >> WE WILL NOT TOLERATE AND WE WILL FIGHT AGAIN IS THE DEPLOYMENT OF UNNAMED FEDERAL SPECIAL SECRET AGENTS UNDER OUR STREETS TO DETAIN PEOPLE WITHOUT CAUSE THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN CHICAGO AND IF WE SEE THAT, THE MINUTE WE SEE IT, WE WILL BE RUSHING INTO THE COURT TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING >> Reporter: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD ALREADY SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE THERE HAS BEEN PROTESTS EVER SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH NEARLY TWO MONTHS AGO

OVER NIGHT A DEMONSTRATION TURNED VIOLENT TEAR GAS DEPLOYED INTO A CROWD OF 3,000 PEOPLE A FEW PROTESTERS SEEN BARRICADING THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEAMS AND SANDBAGS BACK IN CHICAGO, RESIDENTS ARE BRACING FOR MORE VIOLENCE >> I SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN PORTLAND

AND IT'S NOT GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING I'M JUST AFRAID FOR THE CITY TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS >> Reporter: POLICE IN CHICAGO NOW SAY AT LEAST SIX OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION MEANWHILE HERE IN NEW YORK, THE MAYOR IS ALSO STRONGLY OPPOSING THE DEPLOYMENT OF ANY FEDERAL RESOURCES HERE F N REOPEN SAFELY

>>> THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL >> WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL TODAY, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY WILL SEE, THEY MAY WALK INTO A CLASSROOM AND THINGS LOOK NOTICEABLY DIFFERENT >> SANITIZING STATIONS, PLEX CITY CLASS SHIELDS AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE THE DISTRICT AMONGTH VERY FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RESUME IN PERSON CLASSES >> I HAVE A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT REALLY WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL SO WE'RE GOING TO DO IT >> Reporter: IN AL KEY A THEY HAVE OPTED FOR STAGGERED ASSISTANCE STUDENTS WILL ONLY COME INTO THE BUILDING ONE DAY A WEEK CLASSES ARE SMALL

NO MORE THAN SEVEN STUDENTS PER ROOM MASKS MANDATORY FOR STAFF WHERE STUDENTS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AND EVERYONE GETS A TEMPERATURE CHECK BEFORE ENTERING WITH CLASSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SET TO START NEXT MONTH, MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE STRUGGLING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO

IN CALIFORNIA, BOTH LA AND SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS ARE STICKING TO ONLINE ONLY NEW YORK CITY, THE NATION'S LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEM CHOOSING A HYBRID APPROACH AND IN FLORIDA, TEACHERS ARE SUING THE GOVERNOR OVER HIS ORDER TO OPEN SCHOOLS FIVE DAYS A WEEK

>> IT WILL BE A PROCESS TO REPROGRAM KIDS >> Reporter: MANY FAMILIES LIKE THE MACKENZIES ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE >> WE WANT THEM TO NOT BE SCARED LIKE, WE WANT TO KEEP THEM AS NORMAL AS WE CAN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE STATE, COVID CASES HAVE JUMPED 66% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS

THAT IS NEARLY 82,000 CASES STATEWIDE BUT IN THE CITY OF ALCOA, FEWER THAN 300 CASES FOR MANY TEACHERS, THEY SAY IT'S WORTH THE RISK TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS >> SEEING THEM ONCE A WEEK SEEMS LIKE A WIN >> I HAVE A FATHER THAT IS HIGH RISK

MY MOTHER IS HIGH RISK WE ARE TRYING TO DISTANCE OURSELVES FROM THEM WHEN SCHOOL STARTS BACK >> Reporter: AND FROM AMARICS WHO IS EXCITED TO START FIFTH GRADE >> ALL TOGETHER WE ARE JUST GOING TO GET THROUGH IT AND ONCE THAT HAPPENS, GET BACK TO NORMAL AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY

>> Reporter: THERE IS A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION IN PLACE FOR ANY PARENTS WHO ARE NOT QUITE READY TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET NOW THIS CURRENT PROCESS IS GOING TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL LABOR DAY AFTER THAT THEY WILL REEVALUATE TO SEE IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE EVEN LON >>> FOUR MONTHS INTO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, THE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE NATION'S MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SOME PASSENGERS START TO TRICKLE BACK TO THE SKIES

>> TRAVELERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID 19 ON AN AIRPLANE MORE THAN 4-5 EXPRESS THIS FEAR >> JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, AIRLINES SAW PASSENGER LEVELS DROP OFF A CLIFF DOWN 95% THOSE LEVELS NOW CLOSER TO 73-74% LESS THAN LAST YEAR

BUT THAT HAS STALLED AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE SURGED IN THE SOUTH AND THE WEST >> AS LONG AS WE SEE COVID 19 CONTINUE TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND WE DON'T SEE A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE REAL LIMITED NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHTS >> UNITED AIRLINES NOW SAYS IT'S LOSING $25 MILLION A DAY DELTA SAYS ITS DAILY CASH BURN RATE HIT $27 MILLION A DAY IN LATE JUNE

DOWN FROM $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH AND WITH FEDERAL AID EXPIRING IN MARCH, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS ARE FACING THE VERY REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT >> WE ARE PREPARING TO BE A SMALLER AIRLINE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT IS WHY WE'VE ALREADY HAD 20% OF OUR PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY RETIRE >> DELTA CEO ED BASKIN SAYS — AND THEN THERE IS THE BATCH WORK RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC FROM STATE TO STATE

WITH SOME LIKE NEW YORK REQUIRING PEOPLE COMING FROM HOT SPOTS TO SELF- QUARANTINE >> THAT IS A BIG DISINCENTIVE TO TRAVEL, PERIOD BECAUSE IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE FLYING OR DRIVING, ANY OF THOSE 31 STATES, YOU HAVE TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 14 DAYS >> THE MAJOR CARRIERS ALL REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING IN FLIGHT BUT FRONTIER IS THE ONLY AIRLINE CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS

STILL EXPERTS SAY WITH ALL THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, NOW IS A RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL >> FROM CLEANLINESS STANDPOINT, THERE HAS PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO FLY THAN NOW BUT AIRPLANES ARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SO BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE AROUND YOU >> OKAY

ONE OTHER STORY LINE THAT IS GOING TO DEVELOP IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, REMEMBER THE 737 MAX? IT'S BEEN UNDER REVIEW AS YOU KNOW WITH THE FAA TRYING TO REEVALUATE ALL THE SOFTWARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHEN THE MAX WILL FLY AGAIN THAT PROCESS, REEVALUATING THE MAX, CERTIFYING THE MAX, EXPECTED TO EXTEND WELL INTO THE FALL, MAYBE INTO THE WINTER T WINTER >> TOM, THANKS >>> WE ARE JOINED NOW BY ED PAST TAPE, CEO OF DELTA AIRLINES

ED, GOOD MORNING GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO FLY RIGHT NOW YOUR BOTTOM LINE REFLECTS THAT WALK ME THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GETTING ON YOUR PLANE

WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO FLY BUT ARE SCARED TO? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TODAY IS REALLY POSITIVE I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF ANXIETY IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC EVEN FOR ROAD WARRIORS THAT HAVE BEEN OUT FLYING FOR YEARS, THEIR FIRST TIME BACK, THERE IS A LEVEL OF ANGST THAT THEY ALMOST NEED TO BE WALKED THROUGH THE PROCESS THE PLANES HAVE BEEN SANITIZED

WE FOG EVERY FLIGHT, EVERY SEAT, EVERY SURFACE LEVEL BEFORE EVERY SINGLE PLANE TAKES OFF THE HEPPA FILTERS ARE CLEANER THAN THE AIR YOU AND I ARE BREATHING RIGHT NOW OR THE AIR YOU MAY HAVE BREATHED WHEN YOU WERE AT A GROCERY STORE OR A PUBLIC VENUE WE HAVE SPACE ON OUR PLANES WE ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT SPACE

WE ONLY BOOK OUR PLANES TO 60% FULL SO THERE IS A LOT OF SPACE ON THE PLANES EVERY MIDDLE SEAT IS BLOCKED ON DELTA AS WELL AS THE AIRPORTS HAVE A LOT OF SEATS BLOCKED SO FROM A CUSTOMER STANDPOINT AND WE GET THIS FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS THEY ACTUALLY SEE A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN THEY WERE

I GOT ONE DATA POINT WE SURVEY OUR CUSTOMERS WE HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN A LOT OF PRIDE IN THE SERVICE OUR PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN OUT SCORES WERE 20% HIGHER THAN THE JUNE PRIOR SO WE HAVE RE- EXAMINED THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

WE REALIZE PEOPLE NEED SOME PLACE TO GO I THINK A LOT OF THE ANGST IS LESS ABOUT THE AIRPLANE ITSELF AS O COMPARED TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO WHEN YOU LAND THE BUSINESSES AREN'T OPEN THE HOTELS MAY NOT BE THERE THE RESTAURANTS

THE THEME PARKS I THINK THAT IS PART OF THE EQUATION >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT MASKS YOU ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE FLIGHT BY EMPLOYEES AND TRAVELERS AS WELL WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE? WHAT IS THAT PROCESS LIKE? >> WELL, WE'VE BEEN REQUIRING MASKS SINCE THE FIRST OF MAY

AND WE'VE BEEN STEADILY AND RATHER AGGRESSIVELY, STEPPING UP OUR ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASK POLICY YOU CANNOT BOARD A DELTA PLANE UNLESS YOU HAVE A MASK ON IF YOU BOARD THE PLANE AND YOU INSIST NOT WEARING YOUR MASK, WE WILL INSIST THAT YOU DON'T FLY DELTA WE ALREADY HAVE OVER 100 PEOPLE WE PUT ON THAT LIST WE IMPLEMENTED A NEW PROCEDURE THIS WEEK

BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SOME CUSTOMERS INDICATE THAT THEY HAVE UNDER LYING CONDITIONS THAT MAKES WEARING A MASK DANGEROUS FOR THEM WE'VE TOLD THEM THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT TO FLY TO RECONSIDER WHETHER AIR TRAVEL IS THE RIGHT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION BUT IF THEY DO DECIDE TO THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO FLY, WE HAVE A SCREENING PROCESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCREENING WHERE CUSTOMERS WILL TALK TO THE DOCTOR BEFORE THEY GET ON THE PLANE TO HAVE IT VALIDATED THAT THEY INDEED CANNOT WEAR A MASK

>> THAT IS THAT CLEARANCE TO FLY PROCESS LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS WE JUST SAW YOU ARE LOSING $27 MILLION A DAY YOU ARE COMING OFF THE WORSE QUARTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE COUNTRY I WILL JUST ASK YOU BLUNTLY, HOW DOES DELTA SURVIVE THIS? HOW DOES THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SURVIVE THIS? >> WE HAVE DONE A LOT AT DELTA

WHEN THE PANDEMIC STARTED, WE WERE BURNING CASH, WE WERE LOSING $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH SO FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, JUST 90 DAYS LATER, WE GOT THAT CASH BURNED DOWN TO $27 MILLION STILL A LOT OF MONEY BUT A CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT FROM WHERE WE WERE ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAND TOGETHER AS AN INDUSTRY AS WE HAVE IS BECAUSE OF THE CARES ACT

AND THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS THAT ENABLED US TO PAY OUR PEOPLE AND ENSURE ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES WILL KEEP THEIR JOB AT FULL PAY FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS APRIL 1 THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER THAT HAS BEEN IMMEASURABLE IN TERMS OF THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE THAT CARE ASSISTANCE IS NOT IN THOSE CASH BURN NUMBERS THE REAL CASH BURN IS ACTUALLY BETTER

>> WILL YOU NEED MORE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> I DON'T KNOW, WILLIE WE ARE TRYING HARD NOT TO WE'VE GOT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES HERE TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR COSTS WE HAVE ALMOST 20% OF OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE AGREED TO RETIRE STARTING AUGUST 1st

WE HAVE MANY MORE THOUSANDS THAT ARE VOLUNTARILY TAKING TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY SO THE EMPLOYEES ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB TO KEEP THE AIRLINE AFLOAT WE NEED DEMAND TO COME BACK WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS A VACCINE WE NEED SOME MEDICAL CONFIDENCE BACK IN CONSUMERS

AND CONTINUE TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN AIR TRAVEL >> WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK IN THAT DELTA CEO ED BASTIAN THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >>> THE NFL IS INCHING TOWARD THE GOAL LINE TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE GRIDIRON SAFELY IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS

ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS, THERE WILL BE NO PRESEASON GAMES IN 2020 AND TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS NORMALLY AT 90 PLAYERS WILL BE REDUCED TO 80 >> BY ELIMINATING THE PRESEASON GAMES, THEY HAVE MORE TIME TO GET THEIR BODIES RIGHT AND AVOID TRAVELING AND SUBJECTING THEMSELVES TO UNNECESSARY RISKS FOR GAMES THAT JUST DON'T COUNT >> Reporter: FORMER NFL STAR REGGIE BUSH TAKING TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO REACT TO THE NEWS TWEETING, I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE NFL PLAYERS FOR ZERO PRESEASON GAMES THIS YEAR

THAT IS A GAME CHANGER WHILE ONE TWITTER USER ADDED, IT WHETHER BE HARD FOR UNDRAFTED PLAYERS TO MAKE THE TEAM MEANWHILE ON TUESDAY, THE NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION REVEALED 59 PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID 19 THE NEWS COMING A DAY AFTER THE LEAGUE AND THE UNION AGREED ON TESTING PROTOCOLS FOR CAMP PLAYERS MUST HAVE TWO NEGATIVE COVID TESTS BEFORE THEY CAN TAKE THE FIELD

THEN ITS DAILY CORONAVIRUS EXAMS THE NEXT TWO WEEKS THEN TESTING HAPPENS EVERY OTHER DAY AS LONG AS THEY STAY UNDER A 5% POSITIVE RATE P THE MEASURES COMING ON THE HEELS OF A SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ EXPRESSING THEIR FRUSTRATION WITH THE LEAGUE'S SAFETY STRATEGY AT THE TIME

MUTT MILLION STARS INCLUDING RUSSELL WILSON, PATRICK MAHOMES, AND JJ WATT SPEAKING OUT AND USING #WEWANTTOPLAY AS PLAYERS CONTINUE TO REPORT TO CAMP THIS WEEK, EXPERTS SAY THERE IS PLENTY TO BE DONE OFF THE FIELD FOR A SEASON TO HAPPEN ON IT >> THERE IS STILL A LOT THEY HAVE TO ADDRESS PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE FINANCIAL ASPECT OF THIS THOSE WILL BE SOME OF THE MOST CRUCIAL TALKS IN THE COMING DAYS BEFORE WE KNOW THAT THIS SEASON IS ABLE TO KICK OFF

>> ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS WHETHER OR NOT PLAYERS CAN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY WANT TO PLAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE SPECIAL CONCERNS OVER THIS PANDEMIC SO WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THOSE INDIVIDUAL CHOICES? >> THAT IS RIGHT SO FAR THERE HAS BEEN NO PLAYERS THAT SAID THEY WILL PULL OUT ESPN REPORTS THAT THE LEAGUE IS CONSIDERING ITS OPTIONS ONE IS TO GIVE PLAYERS A STIPEND IF THEY HAVE UNDER LYING HEALTH CONDITIONS

THAT IS WHY THEY PULL OUT AND THEN OTHER PLAYERS WHO PULL OUT FOR OTHER REASONS MAY BE ABLE TO PUT THEIR CONTRACTS ON HOLD BUT NONE OF THOSE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FIRMLY YET HODA >> ALL RIGHT, STEPH, THANK YOU

UNEXPECTED >>> ASK A NEW YORKER WHAT SIGHTS AND SOUNDS THEY WILL REMEMBER FROM THE COVID OUTBREAK, AND THEY WILL LIKELY MENTION THE ENDLESS SIRENS, THE NIGHTLY CLAPPING FOR MEDICAL WORKERS, AND THE TRIAGE TENTS THAT STARTED TO APPEAR OUTSIDE OF CITY HOSPITALS >> TENTS POPPING UP AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITALS AND AROUND THE CITY, IT WAS DIFFICULT IT WAS THIS STARK SIGN THAT WE WERE MOVING INTO A SURGE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN >> THE TENTS, A DARK OMEN OF WHAT WAS TO COME DR

DALIA RISICK IS THE CHIEF AT MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL >> THE STRESS OF HOW WE DO OUR PPE SO WE WOULDN'T BE EFFECTED AND A GET ILL FROM KNOWING HOW DETRIMENTAL IT HAD BEEN >> IT IS STILL DIFFICULT TO SPEAK ABOUT AN UNSPEAKABLE TIME ROBERT TEFFER IS A REGISTERED NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL >> SO IT WAS BASICALLY YOU WOULD TREAT THE PATIENTS

AND YOU FELT LIKE THAT THERE WAS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER AND THEY WOULD GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER BUT THEN THEY GET WORSE AND AS A NURSE, YOU DIDN'T FEEL LIKE YOU COULD DO YOUR JOB >> NEW YORK CITY IS WELL PAST THE PEAK OF COVID, BUT THE EMOTIONS TIED TO THAT PERIOD ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO CREST FOR ITS HEALTH CARE WORKERS >> WE'VE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED MORE MISSION DURING THIS PHASE THAN WE DID DURING THE PEAK

WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO THINK DURING THAT TIME >> NOW THERE IS A SURPRISING REFUGE FOR THOSE MEDICAL WORKERS THOSE TRIAGE TENTS ONCE A SYMBOL OF A CITY UNDER SIEGE, THEY'VE BEEN TRANSFORMED BY MOUNT SINAI TO HELP THEIR HEROS >> SO AS SOON AS YOU STEP IN, FIRST OF ALL THE LIGHTING CHANGES

SO THAT YOU HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN SORT OF A FOREST OR AN OCEAN ENVIRONMENT AROUND DUSK SO WE USE DEFUSES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS TO CREATE FOREST FLOOR EXPERIENCES THAT AGAIN ARE EVIDENCE BASED TO CREATE A RELAXING EFFECT >> THE HOSPITAL PARTNERED WITH THE GROUP STUDIO ELSEWHERE TO TURN THE TENTS INTO SO-CALLED RECHARGE ROOMS >> I WAS VERY SURPRISED

IT LOOKED SO REALISTIC I MEAN, THE FIRST THING I DID IS I SAT DOWN IN THE CHAIR AND I LOOKED UP AT THE TREE HERE IT WAS SWAYING AND I COULD FEEL THE BREEZE ON MY ARM AND THE CRACKLING OF THE FIRE

AND IT WAS JUST VERY REALISTIC >> THE DESIGN OF THE SPACE IS GROUNDED IN NEUROSCIENCE >> WE ARE LEVERAGING A LOT OF LITERATURE THAT FOCUSES ON THE IDEA THAT GREEN SPACES CAN REALLY IMPROVE YOUR BODY'S PHYSIOLOGY, LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, LOWER HEART RATE, IMPROVE BREATHING ALL OF THESE THINGS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH HEIGHTENED RELAXATION >> IT HAS SETTLED ME IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY DAY

AND IT'S SORT OF LIKE STARTING OVER AGAIN >> WORKERS LIKE ROBERT REPORTED A 60% DROP IN STRESS LEVELS AFTER VISITING ONE OF THE TEN RECHARGE ROOMS NOW IN THE MOUNT SINAI SYSTEM THEIR SUCCESS PROMPTING OTHER HOSPITALS TO INQUIRE ABOUT SETTING UP SIMILAR SPACES >> THERE IS A WAY TO FOCUS ON THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF ALL KINDS OF FRONT LINE PROVIDERS

>> GREAT IDEA >> GOD BLESS >> ISN'T THAT AMAZING? IT'S INTERESTING THEY ARE FEELING THE EFFECTS NOW AND THEY REALLY NEED THAT NOW >> GRATIA >> IT SURE IS

>>> >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTLY

>> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE NEW STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >>> WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE LIVE IN SOME POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRL? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT, BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO FEEL LESS THAN

THAT IS MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITS US >> PEOPLE SAY THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAM IS ON THE GROUND

>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING BACK STUDENTS HERE IN STAGES >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BLOG TO THE FAINT OF HEART IT BELONGS TO THE GREAT >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THE HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER ARE YOU WORRIED THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVE TAIL >>> THE VILLAGES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, HOME TO AN ESTIMATED 51,000 RETIREES HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS OF VILLAGE RESIDENTS WITH COVID HAVE INCREASED NEARLY 40% IN JUST THREE DAYS

>> ELDERLY PEOPLE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS VIRUS IS VERY DISCRIMINATORY IT REALLY PICKS ON THE ELDERLY >> SO IT IS A CATASTROPHE IT IS A DISASTER >> KATE ADVOCATES FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE

>> HOW BAD IS THE CRISIS FOR ELDERLY IN OUR COUNTRY >> WE HAVE DESCRIBED IT AS A CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE >> 95-YEAR-OLD MARIA LUIS DIED FROM CORONAVIRUS THE FAMILY SUSPECTS SHE WAS EXPOSED TO COVID FROM AN ATTENDING ASYMPTOMATIC NURSE WHO UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD IT >> THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO HAD ACCESS IN AND OUT WERE THE NURSES AND THE PEOPLE THAT WORKED THERE

>> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO GET ON HANDLE ON THE PROBLEM BECAUSE NURSING HOMES CONTINUE TO BE OVER LOOKED, ACCORDING TO FORMER CDC DIRECTOR DR THOMAS FREEDMAN >> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE WORST PANDEMIC IN 100 YEARS >> IN FLORIDA WHERE 1-5 RESIDENTS IS OVER THE AGE OF 65, THE PROBLEM IS MOST ACUTE AND LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES AND IT'S GETTING WORSE

THE NUMBER OF INFECTED RESIDENTS AND STAFF AT ELDER CARE FACILITIES HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN JUST THE PAST THREE WEEKS FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR TODAY >> WE CANNOT ALLOW A CONTAGIOUS PATIENT TO BE SENT BACK INTO A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY THAT DOESN'T HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF APPROPRIATELY ISOLATING THEM >> TONIGHT AN ANALYSIS BY NBC NEWS OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA SHOWS COVID RELATED DEATHS AMONG RESIDENTS OF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES NOW EXCEEDS 56,000 NUMBERS SU

HERE'S MIGUEL >>> WITH NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, TONIGHT THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IS LIKELY TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED IN SOME REGIONS THE NEW FINDINGS SUGGEST THOSE THAT ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN'T SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION WERE LIKELY SPREADING THE VIRUS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES >> EVERYTHING WAS SO UNCERTAIN WE DON'T KNOW IF YOUR DAD WAS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET OFF THE VENTILATOR WE DIDN'T KNOW HOW BAD MY MOM WAS AT THAT TIME

>> WHEN THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A MILD VIRAL INFECTION, THEY UNKNOWINGLY PASSED COVID TO THEIR PARENTS THEIR FATHER JASON NEARLY DIED >> I FELT LIKE I HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO CONTINUE BEING A PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> THE NEW ANALYSIS FROM THE CDC BASED ON ANTIBODY TESTS INDICATES THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS

>> ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF CASES ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE >> AS CALIFORNIA SURPASSES A STUNNING 400,000 CASES, THE GOLDEN STATE CONTINUES TO SET GRIM MILESTONES FOR NEW INFECTIONS AND DEATHS >> WHILE MANY HOSPITALS ACROSS CALIFORNIA ARE STRESSED, IN SOME BIGGER CITIES THERE ARE OPEN ROOMS IN THE ICU BUT IN SMALLER COMMUNITIES, THE SITUATION IS BLEAK FACING A BREAKING POINT, SOME COVID PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE BEING MOVED 70 MILES AWAY

CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO ARE UNDER TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS >> WE'RE EXHAUSTED JUST EXHAUSTED IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR 45 MONTHS NOW

>> WITH THE PANDEMIC TAKING A DEEPENING FINANCIAL TOLL, THIS THE LINE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN OKLAHOMA, THE CRISIS IS SPENDING TO SMALLER STATES LIKE ALASKA, WYOMING, AND IDAHO >> I DON'T REMEMBER MARCH AND APRIL AT ALL >> BILLY BEAT COVID AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> GOD HAD SOME PLANS FOR ME I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS GOING FORWARD

>> TONIGHT'S STORY OF SURVIVAL AMID NEWS A STAGGERING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE INFECTED AND SPREADING THE VIRUS WITHOUT EVER KNOWING IT MIGUEL NBC NEWS LOS ANGELES HERE'S TOM COSTELLO >>> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MED CENTER TODAY, MORE VOLUNTEERS ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR A COVID 19 VACCINE TRIAL THIS ONE RUN BY DRUG GIANT PFIZER

SO FAR 138,000 VOLUNTEERS HAVE SIGNED UP AS DRUG COMPANIES RACE TO STOP THE VIRUS THAT HAS ALREADY CLAIMED 600,000 LIVES WORLDWIDE >> SO THE RACE IS ON NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER, BUT AGAINST THIS VIRUS >> AT A VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL HEARING TODAY, EXECUTIVES FROM FIVE LEADING VACCINE DEVELOPERS SAID THEY ARE ALL IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TESTING

SOME NOW ENTERING HUMAN TRIALS EVEN BEFORE FDA APPROVAL, PFIZER ALL PLAN TO RAMP UP PRODUCTION TO MEET GLOBAL DEMAND SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE CONCERNED THE WHITE HOUSE COULD TRY TO FAST TRACK A VACCINE >> I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU WILL GUARD AGAINST ANY PRESSURE THAT COMES FROM THE FDA TO THE LOWERING STANDARDS OR TO IMPROVE SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T MEET THE STANDARDS >> WE ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO ACCELERATE OUR DEVELOPMENT

BUT WE ARE NOT CUTTING CORNERS ON SAFETY >> AMONG THE VOLUNTEERS IN THE MARYLAND- PFIZER STUDY, CYNTHIA WHO RECEIVED TWO DOSES IN JUNE BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW IF SHE RECEIVED THE VACCINE OR PLACEBO >> HAVE YOU HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS? >> I HAD VERY MILD SIDE EFFECTS AFTER THE FIRST VACCINE THAT CONSISTED OF VERY MILD CHILLS BUT AFTER THAT NONE >> 65 YEARS OLD AND IN GOOD HEALTH, VOLUNTEERING IS THE LEAST SHE COULD DO

>> I FELT IT WAS SOMETHING I COULD DO TO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS >> IN THE US, THE NIH IS LOOKING FOR 30,000 VOLUNTEERS FOR EACH VACCINE TRIAL THE SIGN UP LINK ON ITS WEBSITE USES A NETWORK DR

ANTHONY FAUCI BUILT DECADES AGO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A STIPEND AND EITHER A VACCINE DOSE OR A PLACEBO LEAD RESEARCHERS SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO ENROLL MINORITY VOLUNTEERS SINCE COVID HAS DISPROPORTIONATE EFFECTED THOSE COMMUNITIES >> WE ARE CERTAINLY NOT OUT TO COHEARSE ANY POPULATIONS BUT WE WOULD LIKE MINORITY POPULATIONS TO HAVE FULL ACCESS AND FULL ADVANTAGE OF PARTICIPATING IN THESE TRIALS

IF THEY WISH TO DO SO >> DEPENDING ON THE VACCINE, RESEARCHERS SAY WE WOULD PROBABLY ALL GET TWO DOSES AND THE FDA IS LIKELY TO APPROVE MORE THAN ONE VACCINE >> THE FIRST VACCINE MAY NOT BE THE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIOR OR FOR CHILDREN

>> THE FDA REQUIRES ALL VACCINES TO BE 50% EFFECTIVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL FOUR OF THE FIVE DRUG COMPANIES RECEIVED TAXPAYER MONEY TO FIND THE VACCINE TODAY TWO OF THOSE COMPANIES TOLD CONGRESS THEY WILL OFFER THE VACCINE FOR FREE OR AT COST 9 S AND VACCINES PETE WILLIAMS HAS >>> LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER NOVA SAX ANNOUNCED IT WAS SEARCHING A COVID VACCINE, A COMPUTER HACKER IN CHINA SERGED FOR SEARCHED FOR WAYS TO HACK INTO THEIR COMPUTERS

THE FBI SAYS THE TWO CHINESE MEN TARGETED COMPANIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES DOING COVID RESEARCH PART OF A WORLDWIDE HACKING CAMPAIGN THAT TARGETED HIGH-TECH FIRMS AND MILITARY CONTRACTORS SOMETIMES THEY DID IT FOR PROFIT THE FBI SAYS AND SOMETIMES THEY STOLE SECRETS AT THE REQUEST OF CHINESE INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS BASED IN THIS BUILDING >> WHEN CHINA VIOLATES CRIMINAL LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL NORMS, WE WILL NOT TOLERATE IT

>> US OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN SAYING FOR WEEKS NOW THAT CHINA IS TRYING TO STEAL AMERICAN COVID 19 SECRETS, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH TRYING TO DO IT NOVAVAX SAYS IT IS CONFIDENT IT CAN CONTINUE ITS VACCINE WORK WITHOUT DISRUPTION OFFEREO >>> AFTER REPEATEDLY DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMED TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY

OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT >> IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS >> JUST MINUTES LATER, THE PRESIDENT AGAIN PAINTING A ROSIER PICTURE

>> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR IT WILL DISAPPEAR >> AND YET CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DEATH TOLL FROM COVID TRIPLING SINCE APRIL AND AFTER MONTHS OF REFUSING TO WEAR A MASK, THE PRESIDENT NOW OFFERING THIS ABOUT FACE

ONE DAY AFTER TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE CALLING IT PATRIOTIC >> GET A MASK WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT THEY'LL HAVE AN EFFECT

AND WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET >> THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLICLY WORN A MASK JUST ONCE DURING A VISIT TO WALTER REID MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK >> >> I WORE THEM TO WALTER REED HOSPITAL I WILL USE IT GLADLY

>> YESTERDAY YOU TWEETED OUT HE WAS WEARING A MASK AND THEN LAST EVENING WE SAW YOU NOT WEARING ONE IN THE HOTEL >> I WAS PRETTY FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE >> NOTABLY ABSENT, MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE INCLUDING THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WHO TOLD CNN BEFORE THE BRIEFING HE WAS NOT INVITED FAUCI WAS ASKED TO RESPOND TO THE PRESIDENT, CALLING HIM AN ALARMIST >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST I CONSIDER MYSELF A REALIST THAN AN ALARMIST >> JOE BIDEN IN DELAWARE SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC

>> HE'S QUIT ON YOU HE'S QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'SBOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU

>> NOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID NOT SAY, WHAT HIS PLAN IS TO IMPROVE TESTING OR THE ECONOMY THE PRESIDENT DID SAY HE PLANS TO DO THOSE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN OUR GABE GUTIERREZ >> TONIGHT IN WHAT CRITICS SAY IS CLEARLY A CORNER STONE OF HIS REELECTION STRATEGY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THREATENING TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO STOP SURGING VIOLENCE IN MAJOR CITIES FROM NEW YORK TO CHICAGO >> LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS

ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IF BIDEN GOT IN, THAT WOULD BE TRUE FOR THE COUNTRY THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL >> THIS IS A GAME HE'S PLAYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE MANY CRY CEASE FACING THIS ADMINISTRATION >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO PORTLAND, OREGON TO DEFEND FEDERAL BUILDINGS AGAINST VIOLENT ATTACKS

BUT THE MAYOR SAYS THAT ESCALATED THE CONFLICT NOW MAYORS FROM SIX MAJOR CITIES ARE SENDING THIS LETTER TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BLASTING THAT DEPLOYMENT >> I'LL BE DARN IF I'M GOING TO LET ANYBODY, EVEN IF THEIR NAME IS MR PRESIDENT, BRING THOSE KIND OF TROOPS TO OUR CITY

>> SOME LEGAL EXPERTS ARE RAISING CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS >> WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID IS USING FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT LIKE THIS THAT IS TO SAY, AS A COUNTERPROTEST FORCE IN CONTEST IN WHICH CITIES AND STATES HAVE SAID WE DON'T NEED THAT >> STILL IT HAS BEEN AN ESPECIALLY VIOLENT SUMMER

ATLANTA HAS SEEN A 300% SPIKE IN SHOOTING VICTIMS IN NEW YORK CITY, OVER THE PAST WEEK, SHOOTING VICTIMS ARE UP MORE THAN 200% LAST WEEK ONE- YEAR-OLD JAVELLE WAS KILLED AFTER BEING SHOT IN THE STOMACH WHILE IN A STROLLER AT A BARBECUE WE SPOKE WITH HIS FATHER AND GRANDMOTHER >> IT'S NOT THE OLD PEOPLE DOING IT

IT'S THE YOUNG PEOPLE DOING IT THEY CAN PROTEST DAY AND NIGHT UNTIL THEIR FACE TURNS BLUE, BUT THEY NEED TO STOP THE GUN VIOLENCE >> EXPERTS SAY THIS SUMMER'S SURGE IN VIOLENCE IS DUE TO A PERFECT STORM OF THE PANDEMIC AND WIDE SPREAD ANGER AGAINST THE POLICE ARE SHUTTING DOWN HERE'S STEPHANIE >>> WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS SCRAMBLING TO GET READY FOR THE FIRST DAY BACK, WHATEVER THAT MAY LOOK LIKE, A REALITY CHECK ON WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN MIAMI

>> WE ARE GOING TO BE CLOSING ALL OF OUR SUMMER CAMPS EFFECTIVE THIS WEEK >> PARK ONE DAY CAMPS SHUT DOWN EARLY AFTER FOUR CASES OF COVID WERE DISCOVERED AMONG CAMPERS AND STAFF IN EDUCATORS SEE SUMMER CAMP ADDS THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS IN MISSOURI 82 KIDS AND STAFF GOT SICK AFTER A CAMP BUT AT THE HIDEAWAY DAY CAMP IN PENNSYLVANIA, SUCCESS

>> WHAT HAS WORKED THE BEST FOR US IS KEEPING THOSE CAMPERS IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT SO IN VERY SMALL GROUPS, ROTATING TOGETHER AND AWAY FROM OTHER GROUPS >> SO WHEN TWO CAMPERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, ONLY THOSE CHILDREN AND STAFF HAD TO BE QUARANTINED BUT CAMP IS NOT SCHOOL >> MOST OF YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE OUTSIDE

MOST SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE INSIDE >> FOR SURE I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE QUITE THE CHALLENGE >> FACING THOSE CHALLENGES WILL TAKE SMART PLANS AND MONEY TODAY THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PROPOSED $105 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS

>> THEIR EDUCATIONS DEPEND ON IT AND IN SOME CASES, THEIR SAFETY DEPENDS ON IT AND SO DO THE LIVELIHOODS OF WORKING PARENTS >> BUT SOME TEACHERS ARE WORRIED FLORIDA'S LARGEST TEACHERS UNION IS VIEW SUING THE GOVERNOR OAF ORR OVER HIS RECORDER TO REOPEN SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK

>> THEY WANT TO OPEN THESE SCHOOLS, BUT THEY ARE NOT PUTTING MORE FUNDING >> ON MONDAY, THE AIM OF THE ORDER WAS TO GIVE PARENTS OPTIONS INCLUDING REMOTE LEARNING IF THEY PREFER WHILE AT HIDEAWAY DAY CAMP, THE BENEFITS OF BEING WITH OTHER KIDS ARE OBVIOUS >> I WAS READY TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND GET OUT OF THE HOUSE

>> I THINK THEY ARE THRILLED, OVERWHELMED, AND WE ARE SEEING THEM COME BACK TO LIFE >> FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, THAT IS A GOAL EVERYONE SHARES LT NOW >>> FOOTBALL FANS DESPERATE FOR AN NFL KICK OFF THIS FALL >> CLUBS ARE WORKING TO CREATE A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

>> JUST GOT A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AFTER THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS PATCHED TOGETHER A PLAN FOR COVID 19 TESTING TWO NEGATIVES REQUIRED BEFORE PLAYERS CAN EVEN ENTER CAMP AND THEN DAILY TESTING FOR TWO WEEKS SHOULD THE POSITIVITY RATE STAY BELOW 5%, TESTING GOES TO EVERY OTHER DAY

YOU THINK THERE IS ANY BEGAN TEEN THAT THE NFL HAS A SEASON THIS YEAR? >> THERE IS NO GUARANTEE WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO PULL THIS OFF IT WILL BE EXCITING TO PLAY NFL FOOTBALL AND GIVE PEOPLE SOMETHING TO SMILE AND ENJOY >> ANDREW IS AN LA

RAMS CAMPAIGN WHO SAW COVID UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS WHOLE FAMILY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS IN LATE JUNE INCLUDING HIS WIFE, FOUR KIDS, AND MOTHER AND FATHER-IN- LAW >> IT ALMOST KILLED MY DAD SO I THINK WE LOOK AT OTHER FAMILIES IN THE NFL, PREGNANT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING WITH THEIR PARENT

>> WITH AN EYE TOWARD FAMILIES AND SAFETY, THE NFL SEASON SET TO START IN SEPTEMBER AFTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA >> THIS SINCE MARCH 13th, WHEN EVERYTHING SHUT DOWN IN SPORTS, IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEEK IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TO SEE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR >> AND TONIGHT, SOME PROMISING EARLY RETURNS FROM THE NBA WHICH JUST REPORTED ITS LATEST ROUND OF TESTING RESULTS FROM THE BUBBLE IN ORLANDO, HUNDREDS OF PLAYERS TESTED, ZERO POSITIVE >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM

>> WHEN EWE NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGING IN POLICING WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE >>> WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE LIVE IN SOME POST RACIAL AMERICA

WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >>FULLY REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST US >> PEOPLE SAID THEY DON'T WORK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING PEOPLE BACK IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART

IT BELONGS TO THE GREAT >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER

ARE YOU WORRIED THESE TWO WILL DOVE TAIL? CHOOL AN WE'LL GO TO OUR >>> IT'S 8:54 I HAVE TO GO ON TV AT 9:00 AND I HAVE THREE KIDS WHO IT'S THE SUMMER AND IT'S AN ODD SUMMER THAT ARE ALL DOING THINGS AT DIFFERENT TIMES >> THIS IS THE WHOLLY GRAIL AT OUR HOUSEHOLD BUT NONE OF IT WORKS WITHOUT THIS SCHEDULE >> DO YOU KNOW YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY? >> A LOT OF PEOPLE HAPPEN TO SEE MY SON REESE CAME INTO THE STUDIO AND WE WERE GOING OVER A SCRIPT ACTUALLY AND NEXT THING I KNOW THERE I WAS ON LIVE TV

MY KIDS HAVE HAD TO BE THE SOUND TECHNICIANS IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE COOLEST PARTS OF WORKING FROM HOME >> SO I'M ABOUT TO DO AN INTERVIEW AND AGAIN, IT'S IN MY HOUSE BUT THE PROBLEM IS I'M NOT ACTUALLY GIVING 100% OF MY ATTENTION TO THIS INTERVIEW IF I WAS IN THE OFFICE, I WOULD BE SPENDING MORE TIME DOING 43 HOME WORK

IF I WASN'T WORKING, I WOULD BE GIVING MY KIDS 100% >> I HAVE FOUR TEENS AND HE DOESN'T GET TO DO GRADUATION, HE DOESN'T GET TO RUN AROUND THIS SUMMER I'M SAD ON ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON WHAT DID YOU WANT TO DO THIS SUMMER THAT YOU'RE NOT? >> JUST BEING ABLE TO TALK TO PEOPLE AND COME HOME

JUST LIVE LIKE IT WAS NORMAL AGAIN >> I FEEL YOU ON ALL OF THAT I FEEL YOU YOU'RE HERE WITH YOUR THREE CHILDREN AND YOU SPOKE TO AN EXPERT FROM THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTE ABOUT WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS

WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? >> HEY, WILLIE I DID BECAUSE LIKE SO MANY FAMILIES OUT THERE, MY HOUSE WAS HEATING UP THIS SUMMER AND NOT BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER SO I'M TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS SO ONE THING I LEARNED SPECIFICALLY ABOUT KIDS IS, IS THIS THING OVER YET? IS THE NEW ARE WE THERE YET? IT IS NOT

SO WE HAVE TO HELP OUR KIDS UNDERSTAND THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL FOR AWHILE AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT FOR PARENTS OUT THERE, I'M NOT SAYING THAT IT IS OKAY TO HAVE A SHOWER FREE SEASON HOWEVER, WE CAN'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF OKAY I KNOW OUR KIDS

IT SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME, BUT ESPECIALLY FOR TEENAGERS, THIS IS FRUSTRATING THE WAY THEIR BRAINS WORK, THEY WANT TO EXPLORE, THEY WANT TO TAKE RISKS AND THEY CAN'T DO IT THIS SUMMER SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET A PERFECT TEETH BRUSHING SUMMER YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD ONE YOU HAVE TO GIVE EACH OTHER SOME SLACK

>> VICKI, YOU HAVE THREE KIDS AS WELL WHAT CAN YOU ADD? >> AMEN TO WHAT STEPH SAID ACCOMPLISH ONE LITTLE THING A DAY THAT HAS HELPED TO KEEP US SANE IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE THESE DAYS CAN FEEL LIKE THEY BLEND TOGETHER AND BECOME ONE BIG BLAH SESSION

WE HAVE THIS ACTIVITY JAW THE KIDS HAVE PUT THINGS THEY LIKE TO DO READ A BOOK PRACTICE DRIBBLING A BASKETBALL AT THE END OF THE DAY THEY CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY AT LEAST I DID SOMETHING

AND SET THOSE GOALS, MAKE THEM SMALL, MAKE THEM BIG, BUT GET SOMETHING DONE >> STEPH, WHAT IS ON THAT CALENDAR TODAY? YOU HAVE A BUSY ONE LINED UP? >> WE HAVE CAMP, WE HAVE SWIM TEAM, WE HAVE SURFING, AND WE HAVE MASKS AND SUN BLOCK NEVER FORGET MASKS AND SUN BLOCK >> PLUS THE TV SHOW YOU HAVE TO DO IN A FEW MINUTES STEPH, THANKS SO MUCH

>>> IT'S THE MORNING OF MAY THE 29th RTH IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE AND AS POWER PLUNGES IN THE RUSSIAN CITY, AN AGING FULL TANK ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS, OVER 20,000 TONS OF DIESEL WILL FLOOD ACROSS THE ARCTIC LANDSCAPE LEECHING INTO THE SOIL AND PA LUTING THE AND POLLUTING THE RIVERS ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY IT'S LIKELY TO BE THE BIGGEST EVER SPILL IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE WHAT HAPPENED? [SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] >> WAS CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MELTING ARCTIC TO BLAME? AND WHY WAS RUSSIAN'S PRESIDENT — >> WAY UP IN NORTH RUSSIA, YOU FIND THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE

SOME 200,000 PEOPLE LIVE HERE A SHORT DRIVE TO THE WEST OF NORELL IS A POWER STATION HEAT AND POWER PLANT NUMBER THREE IT RUNS ON NATURAL GAS BUT IT HAS A RESERVE OF DIESEL

STORED IN THESE TANKS TWO YEARS AGO INSPECTORS DISCOVERED THAT ONE OF THEM, TANK NUMBER FIVE NEEDED MAJOR REPAIRS BUT IT CONTINUED TO BE USED AND BY MAY 29th, IT WAS ABOUT TO BURST OPEN ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, THE ALARM WAS FIRST RAISED AT 12:55 LOCAL TIME

13 MINUTES LATER IT WAS REPORTED TO THE CENTRAL SIBERIAN POWER BOARD ALMOST 1,000 MILES AWAY ONLY THEN THE LOCAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WAS INFORMED NEXT THE RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF ENERGY BY EVENING A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAD BEEN DECLARED FOR THE REGION BUT LITTLE ELSE IS HAPPENING AND THE RACE IS ON

THE NEXT DAY THE COMPANY SAYS IT COLLECTS 100 TONS OF FUEL AROUND THE TANK IT'S A TINY FRACTION OF THE TOTAL THE REST WAS FLOWING AWAY IT'S 400 METERS FROM THE TANK TO THE FIRST STREET AND 6

5 MILES FROM THE RIVER AND ONLY 11 MILES TO LAKE PASINO WHICH FEEDS THE ARCTIC SEA USING SATELLITE IMAGERY WE HAVE TRACKED THE FLOW BY THE 30th OF MAY A LARGE AMOUNT OF DIESEL HAS GONE DOWNSTREAM AND ALMOST AT THE LAKE

OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS EVEN MORE FUEL REACHES THIS PART OF THE RIVER BUT IT'S ON NOW THAT THE FIRST TEAM OF CLEANUP SPECIALISTS IS ARRIVING ONLY NOW THAT THE COMPANY SAYS IT PUTS CONTAINMENT BOOMS IN THE RIVER ON JUNE 2ND, THE COMPANY SAYS THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL BUT VIDEO SHOWING THE SCALE OF THE DISASTER BEGIN TO CIRCULATE ONLINE

AND THE KREMLIN SEES THEM WE KNOW THE COMPANY SAYS IT TOLD THE ENERGY MINISTRY THAT ON JUNE 3rd IN A VIDEO CALL PRESIDENT PUTIN APPEARED FURIOUS SAYING HE AND NATIONAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS HADN'T BEEN ALERTED STRAIGHT AWAY [SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] >> HE IMMEDIATELY DECLARES A NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY IT KICK STARTS A MUCH BIGGER EFFORT

ON JUNE 4th, FLIGHT RADAR SHOWS TWO AIRCRAFT OWNED BY THE EMERGENCY MINISTRY FLYING MANY THEY ARE FOLLOWED BY A PRIVATE GULF STREAM THE SAME TYPE OF JET REPORTEDLY USED BY THE MAIN OWNER OF THE COMPANY RUSSIA'S RICHEST MAN AND HE APPEARS THE NEXT DAY BY JUNE 6th, MORE THAN A WEEK NOW AFTER THE ACCIDENT, MORE TEAMS AND EQUIPMENT COME IN

TEMPORARY STRUCTURES ARE APPEARING ALONG THE RIVER BANKS AND BY THE 13th OF JUNE, TWO WEEKS AFTER THE CLEANUP OPERATION HAS GROWN THE COMPANY SAYS SOIL IS BEING REMOVED AND TREATED CON TAN MATED WATER IS BEING PUMPED OUT BUT ENVIRONMENTALISTS FEAR THAT THE SPILL MAY HAVE ALREADY SPREAD FAR

>> SO WHAT WENT WRONG AT THE PLANT ON THE 29th? IT'S RUN BY A SUBSIDIARY OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF NICKEL THE COMPANY IS NOW THE FOCUS OF THE INVESTIGATION OFFICIALS LOOKING INTO THE LEAK SAY THE PLANTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATING SAFETY RULES THE TANK WASN'T FIT FOR USE AND LOOK BACK AT WHERE THE INVESTIGATOR IS STANDING

THIS TROUGH IS A SAFETY FEATURE DESIGNED TO CONTAIN ANY LEAKS IT CLEARLY FAILED NICKEL TOLD US IT HAS A HUGE PROGRAM TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT HOWEVER, PROSECUTORS HAVE OPENED ANOTHER CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST ITS EMPLOYEES RELATING TO POLLUTION AS FAR BACK AS 2017 BUT WAS THERE SOMETHING ELSE AT PLAY? CLIMATE CHANGE MAY BE TO BLAME

THAT SORING PER MA FROST MAY HAVE DESTABILIZE THE GROUND AND CAUSED THE TANK TO BUCKLE AND BREAK OPEN IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE ARCTIC LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURES IN RUSSIA AND ELSEWHERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY WARMER THIS YEAR THE ARCTIC IS BELIEVED TO BE WARMING TWICE AS FAST AS THE GLOBAL AVERAGE SIBERIA HAS EXPERIENCED A RECORD BREAKING HEAT WAVE

BRITISH SCIENTISTS HAVE CONCLUDED IT IS CERTAINLY THE RESULT OF HUMAN CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE THE GROUNDS FOR CENTURIES HAS BEEN PERMANENTLY FROZEN THE PER MA FROST IS MELTING AND PLACES ROADS AND BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN DESTABILIZED NOT JUST IN RUSSIA

HERE IN ALASKA THERE ARE OBVIOUS SIGNS OF HOW THE MELTING IS HAVING AN IMPACT >> THE DANGER OF FROST IS THAT THIS ICE TURNING INTO WATER AND MAKE SOME WOODS UNDER GROUND SURFACE AND SURFACE USUALLY SETTLES OR SOMETIMES COLLAPSED EVEN IF IT IS HAPPENING BELOW ANY KIND OF INFRASTRUCTURE, THIS MAKES IT VERY DANGEROUS

>> BUT IF THIS WAS THE CAUSE, IT HASN'T COME OUT OF THE BLUE RUSSIAN ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY THEY HAVE BEEN WARNING OF THIS RISK SINCE 2009 >> THE COMPANY TRIED TO USE THIS GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE OBSERVED AS AN EXCUSE DEFINITELY HUGE AND A SOURCE FROM CORPORATE MANAGEMENT NOT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE

AND THE POWER PLANT DIRECTOR TO CONTINUE USING IT DESPITE SAFETY WARNINGS THE COMPANY HAS COLLECTED MORE THAN 90% OF THE FUEL AND RUSSIA'S WATCHDOG IS NOW SEEKING $2 BILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES FROM THE FIRM BUT THERE IS NO GOOD CONCLUSION TO THIS STORY NO IMAGES OF BIRDS BEING CLEANED UP, OF FISH BEING RESCUED THE LIVES AND THE LAND HEAR DIED LIGHTNING AGO, KILLED OVER THE DECADES BY HEAVY INDUSTRY

THE ARCTIC IS WARMING THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS AGING ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY THIS IS YET ANOTHER WARNING THAT IF COMPANIES DON'T ACT, WE WILL SEE MORE OF THIS >>> AFTER REPEATEDLY DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMED TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY, OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT >> IT WILL UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER

SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS >>> BUT JUST MINUTES LITTER THE PRESIDENT AGAIN PAINTING A ROSIER DIPICTURE >> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR >> Reporter: NDAND YET CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE DEATH TOLL PRO COVID-19 TRIPLING SINCE OF ITS LAST BRIEFING ON THE VEER THE PRESIDENT NOW OFFERING THIS ABOUT HOFACE, ONE DAY AFTER TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE >> GET A MASK WHETHER YOU LIKE T THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT, AND WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLICLY WORN A MASK JUST ONCE, DURING A VISIT TO WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER PA >> Reporter: IF IT IS THE CASE WHY DON'T TYOU DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY AND >> I DO WHEN I NEED IT I CARRY THE MASK WHEN I WENT INTO D WALTER REED HOSPITAL THE OTHER DAY, I HAVE THE MASK HERE

I WILL USE IT GLADLY >> Reporter: YESTERDAY YOU TWEETED OUT AN IMAGE WEARING A MASK AND LAST EVENING WE SAW YOU NOT ANSWERING A OTMASK AT YOUR HOTEL SKEW AT THE HOTEL I WAS PRETTY FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE -E NOTABLY ABSENT FROM TUESDAY'S PREGNANT, MEMBERS EMOF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, INCLUDING THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI, WHO TOLD CNN BEFORE THE BRIEFING HE WAS NOT INVITED FAUCI WAS ASKED TO RESPOND TO O S THE PRESIDENT CALLING HIM AN ALARMIST, THAT IS OKAY

>> I ALCONSIDER MYSELF MORE A REAL LIFT THAN AN ALARMIST >> TReporter: JOE BIDEN, IN DELAWARE, SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC >> HE HAS QUIT ON YOU AND HAS QUIT ON THIS COUNTRY THE ELECTION IS ABOUT US IT IS ABOUT YOU

>> Reporter: NOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID ID NOT SAY, WHAT HIS PLAN IS TO IMPROVE TESTING OR THE ECONOMY THE PRESIDENT SAID HE PLANS TO DO THOSE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN >>> ON CAPITOL HILL THE TWO PARTIES ARE SO FAR APART IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR CORONAVIRUS AID, OW WILL THERE BE AN AGREEMENT SOME TIME DOWN THE LINE? >> THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION AND WHEN COULD IT HAPPEN? THE GOAL IS TO PASS A BILL BY THE END OF THE MONTH THAT IS THWHEN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RUN OUT, WILLIE BUT THERE ARE SO MANY STICKING POINTS BETWEEN THE S,PRESIDENT AND SENATE REPUBLICANS, IT IS INCREASINGLY UNLIKELY THEY ARE GOING TO MEET THAT DEADLINE

LAWMAKERS ARE MORE FOCUSED FOR FUNDING ON SU SCHOOLS AND MONEY FOR TESTIFYING IT SEEMS LEAK BOTH SIDES ARE SUPPORTIVE FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF DIRECT PAYMENTS, O BUT A LOT OF THE WRANGLING COMES DOWN TO DOLLARS AND CENTS >>> THEY STILL OEM HAVE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH DEMOCRATS, WHICH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE EVEN HARDER >>> THIS MORNING OR AS OUR NATION CLOSES IN ON 4 MILLION CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE CDC REPORTING THE TRUE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED COULD BE AAS MUCH AS 24 TIMES HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MOST OF ADTHE INFECTED LIKELY HAD NO DETECTABLE ABET T ANTIBODIES

AND NO CITIES ARE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY >> JUST EXHAUSTED IT HAS BEEN GOING ON ONFOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> IN A FULL BLOWN COVID-19 CRISIS, , CALIFORNIA IS SURGING PAST 400,000 CASES THE STATE ESSET TO SOON ECLIPSE NEW YORK FOR THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF INFECTIONS

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, SHATTERING GRIM MILESTONES FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS >> ALMOST EVERY SINGLE SHIFT LMYOU WORK, YOU ARE RUNNING AROUND LIKE CRAZY, AK TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PATIENT, TRYING TO KEEP YOUR PATIENT ALIVE >> Reporter: WITH TEAMS DOF MILITARY DOCTORS AND NURSES NOW DEPLOYED TO EIGHT CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS SHFACING STAFFING SHORTAGES, IN BIG CITIES A DWINDLING NUMBER OF ICU BEDS ARE OPEN >> WE ARE GETTING PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM LIKE 60 OR 70 MILES AWAY BECAUSE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR IT THEM >> Reporter: AS CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS, LOS ANGELES REMAINS ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

IN MISSOURI, 19 STUDENTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PROM THE NEWS IN FLORIDA ALSO GRIM WHERE THE LAST AV SEVEN DAYS HAVE BEEN THE DEADLIEST FOR THE SUNSHINE STATE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN >> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE IWORST PANDEMIC IN 100 YEARS

>> AND ON TOP OF ALL THAT STUFF, THERE IS NEW RESEARCH OUT AND IT ZEROS IN ON OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIRUS THAT IS HOW V DEADLY IT IS WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> THAT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS 5 TO 10 PEOPLE DIE FOR EVERY 1000 THAT ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19

MANY HAVE UNDERLAYING HEALTH CONDITIONS BUT WHAT TMAKES THE VIRUS SO SCARY IS THERE REMAIN SO MANY UNKNOWNS >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MIGUEL >>> THIS MORNING A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF B TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE US

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON, WHERE FIRE TRUCKS COULD BE SEEN OVERNIGHT AMID REPORTS OF SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE BUILDING NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING HAS EMERGED OF CONSUL AND EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY TOE ARCLEAR OUT IT IS EUNCLEAR JUST WHAT PROMPTED THE ORDER FROM WASHINGTON THE STATE DEPARTMENT ONLY SAYING IT WOULD NOT TOLERATE CHINA'S VIOLATION OF OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND INTIMIDATION OF OUR PEOPLE

ADDED IT HAD ORDERED THE CLOSURE TO PROTECT AMERICAN IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLED THE MOVE AN UNPRECEDENTED ESCALATION AND S PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTER MEASURES IF THE DECISION WASN'T REVERSED THE CONSULATE CLOSURE COMES HOURS AFTER THE US ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS OF WORKING WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT TO STEAL COVID-19 RESEARCH AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES

TIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES RAPIDLY DETERIORATING TO A NEW LOW THE AMID A TRADE WAR, THE CORONAVIRUS, AND D CRITICISM OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN HONG KONG, THIS OFFICE IN N HOUSTON WAS THE FIRST CONSULATE ESTABLISHED IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW CHINA SAYING THIS MOVE VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THEY PROMISE NECESSARY REACTION >>> OVERNIGHT, A MASS SHOOTING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE

>> WE HAD MULTIPLE SHOOTERS AND THEY ARE ALL ON FOOT >> Reporter: POLICE SAY AT LEAST 5 PEOPLE ARE WOUNDED AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE >> AT THAT TIME THEY EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE? THE SHOOTOUT CONTINUED AFTER THE CAR CRASHED AND CAME TO A STOP THE SUSPECTS BOLTED ON FOOT AUTHORITIES RECOVERED 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE

INVESTIGATORS T HAVE YET TO DETERMINE A MOTIVE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED >> IT APPEARS IT WAS PLANNED BECAUSE AS THE W PEOPLE WERE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THEN SHOTS RANG OUT LIKE THEY WERE LITERALLY WAITING ON THEM TO COME OUT >>> THE SHOOTING JUST THE LATEST IN A OSURGE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

OVER THE WEEKEND 63 PEOPLE KIWERE SHOT AND 12 WERE KILLED THE CITY HAS ALREADY SEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS OVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN THREATENING TO ND SEND IN FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT TO CHICAGO AND OTHER MAJOR CITY TO STOP THE VIOLENCE >>> LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS, ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

>>> CHICAGO MAYOR LIGHTFOOT PUSHING BACK >> WE WILL NOT TOLERATE AND WE WILL FIGHT AGAINST THE DEPLOYMENT OF UNNAMED FEDERAL SPECIAL SECRET AGENTS, ON TO OUR STREETS TO DETAIN PEOPLE CA WITHOUT CAUSE THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN CH IN CHICAGO AND IF WE SEE THAT, THE MINUTE WE SEE IT, WE WILL BE RUSHING INTO COURT TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING >>> THE TRUMP T ADMINISTRATION HAD ALREADY SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN PROTESTS EVER SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH NEARLY TWO MONTHS AGO

OVERNIGHT A DEMONSTRATION TURNED VIOLENT TEAR GAS DEPLOYED INTO A CROWD OF A FEW THOUSAND HEPEOPLE A FEW PROTESTERS SEEN BARRICADING THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE BACK IN CHICAGO RESIDENTS ARE BRACING FOR MORE VIOLENCE >> I SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN PORTLAND AND IT IS IN THE GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING

I'M JUST AFRAID FOR THE CITY TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS >> Reporter: POLICE IN CHICAGO NOW SAY AT LEAST SIX OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION MEANWHILE, HERE ITI, IN NEW YORK, THE MAYOR IS ALSO STRONGLY OPPOSING THE DEPLOYMENT OF ANY FEDERAL RESOURCES HERE >>> THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST DAY OF OL SCHOOL >> WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TODAY, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY'LL SEE IS THEY'LL WALK INTO A CLASSROOM

>> Reporter: S SANITIZING STATIONS, PLEXIGLASS SHIELDS AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE THE DISTRICT AMONG ESTHE VERY FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RESUME IN PERSON CLASSES >> WE HAVE A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY, AND WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT REALLY WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL >> Reporter: IN ALCOA, THEY HAVE OPTED FOR STAGGERED ATTENDANCE STUDENTS WILL ONLY COME INTO THE BUILDING ONE DAY A WEEK

CLASSES ARE SMALL NO MORE THAN SEVEN STUDENTS PER ROOM MASKS MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF WITH CLASSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SET TO START NEXT MONTH, MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS S ARE STRUGGLING TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO IN CALIFORNIA BOTH L

A AND SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS ARE STICKING TO ONLINE ONLY NEW OOYORK CITY THE NATION'S LARGEST DASCHOOL SYSTEM CHOOSING A HYBRID APPROACH AND IN NEW YORK SCITY TEACHERS ARE SUING THE GOVERNOR >> ROIT WILL BE A PROCESS >> Reporter: MANY FAMILIES, LAKE THE MACKENZIES, ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE

>> WE WANT THEM TO NOT BE SCARED WE WANT TO KEEP THEM AS NORMAL AS WE CAN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE STATE, COVID-19 CASES HAVE JUMPED 66% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THAT IS NEARLY 82,000 CASES STATEWIDE IN THE CITY OF ALCOA, FEWER THAN 300 CASES

FOR MANY THEY B SAY IT IS WORTH THE RISK TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS >> BEING ABLE TO BE WITH THEM FEELS LIKE SUCH A WIN >> I HAVE A FATHER THAT IS HIGH-RISK MY MOTHER IS HIGH-RISK >> Reporter: HE IS EXCITED TO START FIFTH GRAY

SOME OPTIMISTIC WORDS OF WISDOM >> ALL TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO GET THROUGH IT ONCE THAT HAPPENS, GET BACK G TO NORMAL AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY >>> GUYS, THERE IS A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION IN PLACE FOR ANY PARENTS WHO AREN'T QUITE READY TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET THIS CURRENT PROCESS IS GOING TO BE IN EFFECT UNTIL LABOR DAY

AFTER THAT, THEY'LL RE- EVALUATE TO SEE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, NEEDS TO CHANGE >>> FOUR MONTHS O INTO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, THE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE NATION'S MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SSOME PASSENGERS START TO TRICKLE BACK TO THE SKIES >> TRAVELERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID-19 ON AN AIRPLANE MORE THAN FOUR IN FIVE EXPRESSED THIS YEAR

>> JUST epA COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, AIRLINES SAW PASSENGER LEVELS DROPOFF A CLIFF, DOWN 95% THAT HAS STALLED AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE N N SURGED IN THE SOUTH AND THE WEST, AS LONG AS WE SEE COVID-19 CONTINUE TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY, WE DON'T SEE A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE REAL LIMITED NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHTS ERING UNITED AIRLINES NOW SAYS IT IS LOSING $25 MILLION A DAY DELTA SAYS ITS DAILY CASH BURN RATE HIT $27 MILLION A DAY IN LATE JUNE, DOWN FROM $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH

AND WITH FEDERAL AID EXPIRING IN OCTOBER, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS ARE FACING TTHE VERY REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS, WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT AND WE ARE PREPARING TO BE A SMALLER AIRLINE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT IS WHY WE HAVE ALREADY HAD 20% OF OUR PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY RETIRE >> DELTA CEO ED PASTIAN SAYS WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME ANOTHER CHALLENGE IS THE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN BUSINESS TRAVEL, WHICH CAN ACCOUNT FOR 60, EVEN 70% OF PASSENGER REVENUE THEN THERE IS THE PATCHWORK RESPONSE TO THE RESPOND FROM STATE TO STATE, IK WITH SOME LIKE NEW YORK REQUIRING PEOPLE COMING FROM HOT SPOTS ITSELF QUARANTINE >> THAT IS A BIG SIS INCENTIVE TO TRAVEL, PERIOD

DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE FLYING OR DRIVING TO ANY OF THOSE 31 STATES, YOU HAVE TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 14 DAYS >> Reporter: THE MAJOR CARRIERS ALL REQUIRE UIR PASSENGERS TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING IN FLIGHT BUT FRONTIER IS THE ONLY AIRLINE CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS STILL, EXPERTS SAY WITH ALL THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, NOW IS A RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL

>> FROM THE CLEANLINESS STANDPOINT THERE HAS PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A LY BETTER TIME TO FLY THAN NOW BUT AIRPLANES ARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SO BE CONSIDERATE OF or THOSE AROUND YOU >> Reporter: OKAY, ONE OTHER STORY LINE THAT IS GOING OETO DEVELOP IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS REMEMBER THE 737 MAX? IT HAS BEEN UNDER REVIEW, AS YOU KNOW, WITH THE FAA TRYING TO RE-EVALUATE ALL THE SOFTWARE, FOR DETERMINE WHEN IT FLIES AGAIN

THAT PROCESS CERTIFYING THE MAX EXPECTED TO FY EXTEND WELL INTO THE FALL, MAYBE EVEN INTO THE WINTER >>> WE ARE JOINED NOW BY ED PASTIAN, CEO OF DELTA AIRLINES HE IS AT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS IN ATLANTA ED, PEOPLE ARE W AFRAID TO FLY RIGHT NOW

YOUR BOTTOM LINE REFLECTS THAT SO WALK ME THROUGH THE PROCESS OF GETTING ON HEONE OF YOUR PLANES FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE FLIGHT TO LANDING WHAT IS W?IT LIKE TO FLY RIGHT NOW? >> GOOD TO BE D WITH YOU THANKS FOR HAVING US THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TODAY IS REALLY POSITIVE

I KNOW THERE IS PO A LOT OF ANXIETY IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND EVEN FOR ROAD WARRIORS WHO HAVE BEEN FLYING FOR YEARS THE FIRST RSTIME BACK THERE IS A LEVEL THAT THEY NEED TO ALMOST BE WALKED THROUGH THE PROCESS THE E PLANES HAVE BEEN SANITIZED WE ELECTROSTATICALLY FOG EVERY PLANE BEFORE THE PLANE TAKES OFF

THE HEPA SYSTEMS ARE CLEANER THAN THE AIR BRYOU AND I ARE BREATHING OR AT ANY OTHER PUBLIC VENUE WE HAVE SPACE ON OUR PLANES WE ARE ONLY BOOKING OUR PLANES 60% FULL SO THERE IS A LOT OF SPACE ON THE PLANES EVERY TMIDDLE SEAT IS BLOCKED ON DELTA AS WELL AS THE AIRPORTS HAVE A MLOT OF SEATS BLOCKED

FROM A CUSTOMER STANDPOINT AND WE GETTHIS FEEDBACK THEY SEE A BETTER USAR EXPERIENCE THAN THEY WERE JUST A YEAR AGO WE SURVEY OUR CUSTOMERS, AND OUR SCORES ARE REAL IMPORTANT AT DELTA AND WE HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN A LOT OF PRIDE IN THE SCORES OUR SCORES THIS PAST JUNE WERE 20 POINTS HIGHER THAN LAST YEAR

WE REALIZE PEOPLE NEED SOMEPLACE TO GO I THINK A LOT OF THE ANXIETY IS LESS BEEN AIRPLANE ITSELF COMPARED TO WHAT TH YOU ARE GOING TO DO THE BUSINESSES HOTELS AND THEME PARKS MAY NOT BE THERE >> LET ME E UAASK YOU ABOUT MASKS YOU ANNOUNCED OU THAT SMASKS WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE FLIGHT BY EMPLOYEES AND TRAVELERS AS WELL WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE? WHAT IS THAT PROCESS LIKE? >> WE HAVE >>BEEN REQUIRING MASKS SINCE THE FIRST OF MAY

AND WE HAVE BEEN STEADILY AND RATHER AGGRESSIVELY STEPPING UP OUR ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASK POLICY YOU CANNOT BOARD P A DELTA PLANE UNLESS YOU HAVE A MASK ON IF YOU BOARD THE PLANE AND INSIST N ON NOT WEARING YOUR MASK, WE WILL INSIST THAT YOU DON'T FLY DELTA WE ALREADY HAVE OVER 100 EDPEOPLE WE HAVE TPUT ON THAT LIST WE IMPLEMENTED A NEW PROCEDURE THIS WEEK, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD SOME CUSTOMERS INDICATE THEY HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS THAT MAKES WEARING A MASK DANGEROUS FOR THEM

WE HAVE TOLD THEM TO RECONSIDER WHETHER AIR TRAVEL IS THE RIGHT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION BUT IF THEY DO, DECIDE THAT THEY WANT TO CONTINUE T TO FLY, WE HAVE A SCREENING PROCESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER, WHERE THE CUSTOMER WILL TALK TO THE DOCTOR BEFORE THEY GET ON THE PLANE TO ACTUALLY HAVE IT VALIDATED THAT THEY, INDEED, CANNOT WEARING A MASK >> THE CLEARANCE TO FLY PROCESS >>> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS NOW WE JUST TSAW THAT YOU ARE LOSING $27 MILLION U'A DAY, YOU ARE COMING OFF THE WORST QUARTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY

I'LL ASK YOU BLUNTLY, HOW DOES DELTA SURVIVE THIS? HOW DOES THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SURVIVE THIS? >> WHEN WETHE PANDEMIC STARTED, WE WERE BURNING CASH, LOSING ABOUT $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH IN JUNE WE GOT THAT CASH BURN DOWN TO $27 MILLION STILL A L LOT OF MONEY BUT A CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT FROM WHERE WE WERE >>> ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STAND TOGETHER IS BECAUSE OF THE CARES ACT AND THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS THAT GO ENABLED US TO PAY OUR PEOPLE AND ENSURE ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES WILL KEEP THEIR JOB FULL PAY FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS FROM APRIL 1 THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER

THAT HAS BEEN IMMEASURABLE THE REAL CASH BURN FOR THE COMPANY IS BETTER >> Reporter: WILL YOU YRNNEED MORE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> I DON'T KNOW, WILLIE WE ARE TRYING HARD NOT TO WE HAVE GOT A O LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES HERE TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR COSTS

WE HAVE GOT ALMOST 20% OF OUR EMPLOYEES HAVE AGREED TO RETIRE, STARTING AUGUST 1 WE HAVE MANY MORE THOUSANDS VOLUNTARILY TAKING TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY THE EMPLOYEES S ARE DOING A GOOD JOB WE NEED DEMAND TO COME BACK I DON'T KNOW IF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IS WHAT WE REALLY NEED

WE NEED A VACCINE WE NEED CONFIDENCE CONTINUED TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN AIR TRAVEL >>> THANKS FOR YOUR TIME WE APPRECIATE IT >>> THANKS, WILLIE

>>> THIS MORNING THE NFL IS INCHING TOWARD THE GOAL LINE TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE GRIDIRON SAFELY IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS, THERE WILL BE NO PRESEASON GAMES IN 2020 TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS NORMALLY AT 90 PLAYERS WILL BE REDUCED TO 80 >>> BY ELIMINATING THE PRESEASON GAMES THEY HAVE TMORE TIME TO GET THEIR BODIES RIGHT AND AVOID TRAVELING AND SUBJECTING THEMSELVES TO UNNECESSARY RISKS

>>> REGGIE BUSH TAKING SOCIAL MEDIA, TWEETING I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE NFL PLAYERS ON ZERO PRESEASON GAMES THIS YEAR THAT IS A GAME CHANGER ONE TWITTER USER ADDED IT IS GOING TO BE HARD FOR UNDRAFTED PLAYERS TO MAKE THE TEAM NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION REVEALED 59 PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 THE NEWS COMING AFTER THE LEAGUE AND THE UNION AGREED ON TESTING PROTOCOLS FOR CAMP

PLAYERS MUST HAVE TWO NEGATIVE COVID- 19 TESTS BEFORE THEY CAN TAKE THE FIELD THEN IT IS DAILY CORONAVIRUS EXAMS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS BEFORE TESTING THEM HAPPENED EVERY OTHER DAY AS LONG AS THEY COLLECTIVELY STAY UNDER A 5% POSITIVE RATE THOSE MEASURES COMING ON THE HEELS OF A SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ PBY SEVERAL PLAYERS OVER THE WEEKEND, UE EXPRESSING THEIR FRUSTRATION WITH THE LEAGUE'S STRATEGY AT THE TIME

RUSSELL WILSON, PATRICK MAHOMES AND JJ WATT SPEAKING OUT AND USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY AS PLAYERS CONTINUED TO REPORT TO CAMPS THIS WEEK, EXPERTS SAY THERE IS STILL PLENTY TO BE DONE OFF THE FIELD FOR A SEASON TO HAPPEN ON IT >>> THERE IS A LOT THEY HAVE TO ADDRESS, S PARTICULARLY WHEN IT COMES TO SP THE FINANCIAL ASPECT OF THIS

AND THOSE ARE GOING TO BE THE MOST CRUCIAL TALKS IN THE COMING DAYS BEFORE WE KNOW THIS SEASON IS ABLE TO KICKOFF >>> PLAYERS CAN DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT TO PLAY WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THOSE INDIVIDUAL GH CHOICES? >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT I MEAN, SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN NO PLAYERS THAT SAID THEY ARE GOING TO PULL OUT BUT ESPN REPORTS TS THE LEAGUE IS CONSIDERING ITS OPTIONS

ONE OF THEM IS TO GIVE PLAYERS A STIPEND IF THEY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS OTHER PLAYERS WHO PULL OUT FROM OTHER REASONS MAY BE ABLE TO PUT THEIR CONTRACTS OT ON HOLD BUT NONE OF THOSE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FIRMLY YET >>> STEPH, THANK YOU >>> ASK A NEW or YORKER WHAT SIGHTS AND SOUNDS THEY'LL REMEMBER FROM THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, AND THEY'LL LIKELY MENTION THE ENDLESS SIRENS, THE NIGHTLY CLAPPING FOR MEDICAL WORKERS, AND THE E TRIAGE TENTS THAT STARTEDTO APPEAR OUTSIDE OF CITY HOSPITALS >> SEEING TENTS LIKE THIS POPPING UP IN MOUNT SINAI HOSPITALS AND ALL AROUND THE CITY, IT WAS THE SIGN THAT WE WERE MOVING INTO A SURGE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS S GOING TO HAPPEN

>> Reporter: THE TENTS A DARK OMEN OF WHAT WAS TO COME DR DAHLIA IS THE CHIEF OF MOUNT SIGH CSNY AT BETH ISRAEL >> EVEN WITH THE STRESS, SO WE WOULDN'T GET AFFECTED AND BE ILL, HOKNOWING HOW DETRIMENTAL IT HAD BEEN, I HAD BEEN >> IT IS STILL DIFFICULT TO SPEAK ABOUT SUCH AN UNSPEAKABLE TIME RRS

ROBERT KEVINER IS A REGISTERED NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL >> BASICALLY YOU TREAT THE PATIENTS YOU FELT LIKE THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO THAT COULD MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER AND THEY WOULD GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER, BUT THEY THEY GET WORSE, AND YOU KNOW, AS A NURSE, YOU DIDN'T FEEL LIKE YOU COULD DO YOUR JOB >> Reporter: NEW DI YORK CITY IS NOW WELL PAST THE PEAK OF COVID- 19

BUT THE EMOTIONS TIED TO THAT PERIOD ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO CREST FOR ERITS HEALTHCARE WORKERS >> WE HAVE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED SOMETIMES MORE EMOTION DURING AK THIS PHASE THAN WE DID DURING THE PEAK >> Reporter: UR NOW, THERE IS A SURPRISING REFUGE FOR THOSE MEDICAL RIWORKERS THOSE TRIAGE TENTS, ONCE A SYMBOL OF A CITY UNDER SIEGE, THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED BY MOUNT SINAI TO HELP THOSE HEROES >> AS SOON AS YOU STEP IN THE LIGHTING CHANGES

YOU HAVE THIS ST EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN A FOREST OR OCEAN ENVIRONMENT WE DIFFUSE WITH ESSENTIAL OILS TO NCCREATE A FOREST FLOOR EXPERIENCE, AGAIN THAT ARE EVIDENCE BASED TO CREATE A RELAXING EFFECT >> THE HOSPITAL GROUP TURNED THE TENTS INTO SO- CALLED RECHARGE ROOMS >> I WAS SO SURPRISED IT LOOKS SO REALISTIC

I SAT DOWN IN A THE CHAIR AND I LOOKED UP AT THE TREE HERE IT WAS SWAYING WA AND I COULD FEEL THE BREEZE ON MY ARM AND THE CRACKLING OF THE FIRE AND IT JUST WAS VERY REALISTIC >> Reporter: THE DESIGN OF THE SPACE IS GROUNDED IN NEUROSCIENCE >> WE ARE LEVERAGING A LOT OF LITERATURE THAT FOCUSES ON THE IDEA THAT GREEN SPACES WITH REALLY IMPROVE YOUR BODY'S PHYSIOLOGY, LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE, LOWER HEART RATE, IMPROVE BREATHING

>> IT HAS S SETTLED ME IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY DAY AND IT IS SORT OF LIKE STARTING OVER AGAIN >> WORKERS LIKE ROBERT REPORTED A 60% IDROP IN STRESS ITLEVELS AFTER VISITING ONE OF THE 10 RECHARGE ROOMS HO NOW IN THE MOUNT SINAI SYSTEM THEIR SUCCESS PROMPTING OTHER HOSPITALS TO INQUIRE ABOUT SETTING UP SIMILAR SPACES >> FOCUSING ON LINE PROVIDERS

>> GREAT IDEA >> ISN'T THAT AMAZING? IT IS INTERESTING THEY ARE REALLY FEELING THE EFFECTS NOW >>> GREAT IDEA >>> ALL RIGHT, GUYS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE RETRAL TAL 80 WITH LOVE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM

WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR NOVEMBER? >> WHAT IS A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? >> MORNING JOE, ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST RACIAL AMERICA, BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN, WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS

>> IT IS OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT JUST NOT LESS THAN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH THERE >>> IT IS NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR EYES

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST US UNITES US >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS >>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT LIFE HERE >>> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THEY THINK WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEART

IT BELONG TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >>> I HAVE TO ASK CAN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY TURN THIS AROUND? PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER, FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THESE TWO CRIES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION? >>> THEY ARE SUING ATLANTA'S MAYOR TO STOP THE MASK MANDATE AND OTHER CORONAVIRUS MEASURES HE SAYS ARE TOO RESTRICTIVE

WE HAVE JOINED NOW FROM ATLANTA LET'S JUST START OFF WITH WHY DID THE JUDGE RECUSE HERSELF? WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR? >> SAVANNAH IS KIND OF A STRANGE TWIST NOT JUST ONE JUDGE BUT TWO JUDGES HAVE RECUSED THEMSELVES FROM THIS CASE THE FIRST JUDGE THE RECUSAL CAME DOWN JUST AS THOSE ARGUMENTS WERE GETTING READY TO IS IT EFFORT THAT WAS DONE BECAUSE THE JUDGE DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING THAT LOOKED IMPROPER WITH THAT CASE

BUT THE SECOND JUDGE, WE FOUND OUT, RECUSED THEMSELVES AS WELL, BECAUSE THEY WERE INSPECTOR GENERAL UNDER BRIAN KEMP NOW THE JUDGE, NOW THE CASE, RATHER, IS ON ITS THIRD JUDGE BUT IT ALL COMES BACK TO THIS BACK AND FORTH WE ARE SEEING HERE IN GEORGIA BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF THE STATE AND THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR OF ATLANTA THE MAYOR SAYS YES SHE SAID NUMBERS ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE SAID MASKS CAN HELP SPREAD THE AGREE OF CONFEDERATE, SHE IS GOING TO REQUIRE THAT

THE GOVERNOR BELIEVES THAT MASKS ARE NECESSARY, HE ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO WEAR THEM, BUT HE BELIEVES A MANDATE GOES A STEP TOO FAR THE OTHER THING HE SAID ABOUT THIS IS HE IS ALSO TRYING TO BLOCK THE FREE ENFORCEMENT ANY SORT OF ORDERS THAT ARE MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE BECAUSE HE WANTS UNIFORMITY ACROSS THE STATE WITH THE POLICY >> SO BLAINE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT HERE IN THIS CASE >>> WHERE DOES IT GO FROM HERE? NOW THAT WE KNOW THESE TWO JUDGES HAVE RECCSUED THEMSELVES? >> THIS WAS ESSENTIALLY THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE FILING TO BLOCK THE MAYOR FROM ENFORCING THAT MASK MANDATE WHILE THE ACTUAL LAWSUIT SNAKED ITS WAY THROUGH COURT NOW THE STATE HAS ACTUALLY, LIKE WE SAID IT IS ALL IN THE THIRD JUDGE IN THIS, WE ARE EXPECTING IT COULD COME BACK IN A COURTROOM ANYTIME SOON

>>> THANKS FOR THE UPDATE ON THAT, BLAINE I HAVE GOT TO ASK ABOUT CORONAVIRUS CASES IN GEORGIA WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW THE STATE RECORDING 24,000 NEW INFECTIONS ON MONDAY WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING ABOUT THAT? >> MORE THAN 2400 CASES YESTERDAY IN A SINGLE DAY THE NUMBERS ARE HIGH

YOU KNOW, OFFICIALS HAVE SAID LACK, THEY ARE GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION IF YOU LOOK AT THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE HERE IN GEORGIA, AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY VERSUS APRIL, THAT NUMBER HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY SO YES, THOSE NUMBERS ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION GOVERNOR KEMP SAID CERTAINLY HE HASN'T MANDATED MASKS HE SAYS HE IS NOT FOR THAT

BUT HE SAID CAPPING GROUPS OF PEOPLE GATHERING AT 50 URGING PEOPLE TO WASH THEIR HANDS, WEAR MASKS, HE BELIEVES THAT WILL TURN THE NUMBERS AROUND BUT AGAIN, WE ARE SEEING LOCAL LEADERS, AROUND THE STATE OF GEORGIA WHO SAY THEY HAVE TO GO A STEP FURTHER >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH ALSO, GIRL, I HAVE TO SAY, YOU DON'T MISS A BEAT EVEN WHILE YOU ARE BATTLING THOSE MOSQUITOES OR WHATEVER IT IS

>> Reporter: GEORGIA HEAT YES >>> WE ARE LIVING A NIGHTMARE IT IS REAL, , IT IS FRIGHTENING, AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY AFFECTING OUR COMMUNITY >>> STAR COUNTY TEXAS HAD LESS THAN 10 OU CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19 WHEN THE GOVERNOR ORDERED THE STATE REOPENED IN MAY

NOW THEY HAVE HAD MORE THAN 1200 >> PRIOR TO THE REOPENING, WE WERE AT 7 POSITIVE CASES, ZERO FATALITIES, ZERO HOSPITALIZATIONS THE NUMBERS ARE SIMPLY ASTOUNDING AND THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT >> LAST INWEEK TEXAS REPORTED FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF MORE THAN 10,000 POSITIVE CASES AND SAW FOUR OF ITS DEADLIEST DAYS SINCE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN NUMBERS ARE HE IS VERBAL I SCARY IN COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS ONE

YOU ARE LOOKING AT UNDERINSURED, UNINSURED, AND ALL THESE RISK FACTORS >>> THE SMALL COMMUNITY ON THE US MEXICO IS BORDER IS ALMOST ENTIRELY HISPANIC A GROUP THAT IS DYING FROM COVID- 19 AT A HIGHER RATE THAN WHITE AMERICANS

THE LONE HOSPITAL WITHIN IC A 50-MILE RADIUS SERVES ROUGHLY 65,000 PEOPLE IT HAS 48 BEDS AND NO ICU >> WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY I DON'T THINK AT THIS POINT IT IS GETTING BETTER >>> AS HOSE REACH CAPACITY , SMALL RURAL HOSPITALS ARE PUSHED TO THE BRINK

>> IT INIS IMPOSSIBLE TO TRANSPORT PATIENTS >> Reporter: VASQUEZ SAYS THE HOSPITAL NEEDS MORE STAFF AND OXYGEN TANKS THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO SEND SOME PATIENTS HOME WITHOUT THOSE RESOURCES, HE FEARS WHAT COULD COME NEXT >> IT WILL BE THE TIME WHERE ALL OF OUR BEDS ARE FULL, WHERE D WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE VENTILATORS TO OFFER AND TO, TLSE PATIENTS DYING IN THE CORRIDORS OR IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING SOMETHING FOR THEM >> Reporter: AND HOW CLOSE RE DO YOU FEEL LIKE THINGS ARE TO THAT HERE? IS THERE STILL TIME? >> I DON'T THINK WE HAVE TOO MUCH TIME

>> Reporter: AS HOSPITALS HERE ARE WORKING TO S TREAT COVID-19 PATIENTS, THE TEXAS GOVERNOR HAS DEPLOYED FEDERAL RESOURCES TO THE AREA, INCLUDING A MEDICAL TASK FORCE TEAM TO HELP THOSE HOSPITALS AND A MASS TESTING SITE, ONE OF ONLY THREE IN THE COUNTRY TO HELP TRACK AND TO TAME THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS I TRAVELED ABOUT 50 MILES EAST TO EDINBURGH, TEXAS TO TALK TO THE ADMINISTRATOR IT IS NOW CLOSED >> THERE IS OVER 5 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

NOT TO MENTION WE WBORDER ANOTHER COUNTRY >> Reporter: THE US HAS A PER CAPITA RATE OF INFECTION ABOUT FOUR TIMES THAT OF MEXICO >>> IT IS OUR CULTURE, IT IS OUR BUSINESS TO HAVE PEOPLE FROM THE UNITED STATES GO TO MEXICO, WORK, TRAVEL, LEISURE TIME AND THEN RETURN AND VICE- VERSA

>> Reporter: ONE OF MANY CONCERNS IN A CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY WHERE STRONG FAMILY TIES CAN MAKE IT HARD TO STOP THE SPREAD >> MANY OF OUR HOUSEHOLDS HERE ON MADE UP OF THREE GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE TH TLIVING I THE SAME HOUSEHOLD SO WE HAVE HESK GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS AND GRAD KIDS WITH CLUSTERS OF PEOPLE BEING BO INFECTED >> HIDALGO COUNTY NOW BRINGING IN REFRIGERATED TRAILERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS TO HELP BACK IN N STAR COUNTY THE MAYOR OF RIO GRANDE CITY JUST WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR HIS TOWN

>> Reporter: DO YOU THINK GOVERNOR ABBOTT WAS THINKING OF COMMUNITIES LIKE YOURS WHEN HE ORDERED THE STATE REOPEN? >> NO, I DON'T BELIEVE HE DID HOWEVER, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW, TODAY TO CORRECT THIS >> A CORRECTION THAT MANY IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY SAY CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH >>> THE WHITE HOUSE IS MEETING WITH SENATE REPUBLICANS TODAY, TRYING TO HAMMER OUT DETAILS FOR A SECOND CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PLAN GARRETT, TELL US WHAT DO SENATE REPUBLICANS WANT TO SEE IN THIS NEXT BILL? >> A WHOLE LAUNDRY LIST

EVERYTHING FROM PROTECTING COMPANIES FROM LIABILITY PROTECTIONS, TO FINDING WAYS TO FUND THINGS LIKE TESTING, TRACING AND COVERING THE ECONOMIC BASIS ON THE WAY MITCH MCCONNELL LAID TEOUT A COUPLE OF NEW ITEMS, TAKE A LISTEN >> THIS MAJORITY IS PREPARING LEGISLATION THAT WILL SEND $105 BILLION SOETT KATETORS HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO SAFELY REOPEN WE'LL BE TARGETING A ROUND OF THE PPPWITH A SS SPECIAL EYE TOWARD HARD HIT BUSINESSES WE WANT ANOTHER ROUND OF CORRECT PAYMENTS TO HELP AMERICAN FAMILIES KEEP DRIVING OUR NATIONAL COME BACK

>>> AND ONE OF THE OTHER PIECES OF THIS THAT IS STILL A MOVING TARGET IS WHAT HAPPENS WITH THOSE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS? REMEMBER FOLKS ON UNEMPLOYMENT WERE GETTING AN EXTRA 600 BUCKS A WEEK FROM THE AR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? THAT IS EXPECTED TO RUN OUT REPUBLICANS DON'T WANT TO KEEP THAT AT THE SAME LEVEL, BECAUSE THEY FEEL LIKE IT IS AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK WE ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO FIND THAT F NUMBER OF WHAT THAT IS >>> WELL AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT OF RELIEF FOR SOME PEOPLE HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WEIGHED IN TODAY

WHAT DID SHE SAY? >> SHE HAS ALSO BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE TIMING OF THIS REMEMBER THE HOUSE PASSED THE HEROES ACT THE HOUSE IS THINKING THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT COULD POTENTIALLY Y GET DONE WITH THE END OF THIS MONTH AN IMPORTANT EARLY DEADLINE >>> NOW, GARRETT, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TIMELINE HERE, TALK ABOUT THAT DEADLINE IS THIS GETTING DONE BEFORE THE AUGUST RECESS? >> TOUGH TO SEE EVERYTHING FROM UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ROLLING OUT ON JULY 31 TO PPPFUNDING RUNNING OUT ON AUGUST 8TH

PPGE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BEGIN THEIR AUGUST RECESS THE SECOND WEEK IN AUGUST MITCH MCCONNELL DOESN'T KNOW THIS CAN GET DONE BY TCTHE S EN OF NEXT WEEK THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING THEMSELVES INTO, THERE IS A LOT OF NEGOTIATING AB THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE LAWMAKERS WANT TO HAVE THAT TIME BOTH FOR THE %LITTLE BIT OF SAYING NEGOTIATION THEY GET >> ALL RIGHT

WE'LL HAVE TO SEE THANKS SO MUCH, GARRETT >>> CAROL LEE JOINS ME NOW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE LET'S S TATUCK ABOU THAT RIGHT NOW THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A MEMORANDUM TODAY

? ? YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> THAT ESSENTIALLY SAID THAT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CANNOT BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE 2020 CENSUS THE TITLE OF THIS IS AN APPORTIONMENT MEMORANDUM OF ENSURING AMERICANS RECEIVE PROPER REPRESENTATION IN CONGRESS WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS SAYING IS THAT GIVING CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION AND POLITICAL INFLUENCE TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, QUOTE, WOULD BE AGAINST OUR IN PRINCIPLES THE ACLU SAYS S IT WILL SEE THE PRESIDENT IN COURT, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE LEGALLY CHALLENGED AS PART OF A BROADER EFFORT BY THE WHITE HOUSE TO ESSENTIALLY MAKE THE %PRESIDENT LOOK PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE AND SO IN%HE IS GOING TO BE SIGNING A NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS IN N THE COMING WEEKS

THIS IS LARGELY AN ELECTION YEAR PLAY IOFOR THE PRESIDENT AND IMMIGRATION IS OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING THAT PLAYS ONVERY WELL WITH HIS BASE SO WE'LL SEE, WE ARE ON IMMIGRATION, AS WELL AS HOUSE CARE, ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT IN RECENT DAYS >>> I WANT TO PLAY A CLIP FROM THE LAST TIME THE PRESIDENT PARTICIPATED IN A TASK FORCE BRIEFING BACK IN APRIL LET'S LISTEN REAL QUICK >> THE DISINFECTANT WOULD KNOCK IT OUT INSI A MINUTE, ONE MINUTE

IS THERE A WAY WE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT BY INJECTION OR ALMOST A CLEANING? >> THAT MOMENT OBVIOUSLY CAUSED A LOT OF CHATTER RIGHT AFTER AND THE PANDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE THAT APRIL BRIEFING WHAT KIND OF SHIFT CAN WE EXPECT IN MESSAGING TODAY? >> THE PRESIDENT AIDES ARE HOPING WHEN HE STEPS FOR THE PODIUM AT THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY WANT HIM TO FOCUS VERY NARROWLY IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS ESSENTIALLY HIS AIDES SAY E THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE LOST CONTROL AMERICANS DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING AND THEY WANT THE PRESIDENT TO BE LOOKING AT THE PIECE AND LEADING ON THIS THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS AND SUPPLIES AND EVERYTHING HE IS DOING ON THE AT PANDEMIC THAT IS HOW THEY REALLY HOPE THAT HE WILL HANDLE THE BRIEFING

WE HAVE TALKED TO ALOFFICIALS WHO SAY THAT IS LIKELY TO BE OR THEY HOPE, THAT IT WILL BE SHORTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE IT WILL LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN PAST BRIEFINGS WE ARE TOLD THE MB MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE WILL NOT BE E THERE THIS TAWILL BE THE PRESIDENT ALONE AT THE PODIUM, TALKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE >>> YEAH, WE HEARD A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT DR

FAUCI DIDN'T SEEM TO KNOW THE BRIEFINGS WERE COMING BACK WHEN HE DID THAT INTERVIEW WITH MARIA SHRIVER THIS IS A DECISION THAT SHOULD BE MADE FOR THE GOVERNORS TO MAKE THE PRESIDENT TWEETED AN IMAGE OF HIMSELF CALLING THE ACT PATRIOTIC DOES THE WHITE HOUSE EXPLAIN HIS PREVIOUS RELUCTANCE TO WEAR ONE? >> HE SAID IT IS PATRIOTIC AND NO ONE IS MORE PATRIOTIC THAN HIM A FEW HOURS HE LATER HE WAS AT HIS HOTEL AT WASHINGTON D

C AND DIDN'T WEAR A MASK A BIT OF MIXED MESSAGING, FRANKLY, THAT HOWE HAVE SEEN SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> Reporter: WHY THE MIXED MESSAGING ON THIS CRITICAL HEALTH ISSUE? HIS OWN OFFICIALS HAVE SAID IS CRITICAL TO FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC >> THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CONSISTENT

MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED >> Reporter: BUT HE HASN'T WORN ONE IS IT NOT A MIXED SIGNAL? >> THE PRESS SECRETARY ALSO SAID THE PRESIDENT IS TESTED SOMETIMES MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT SOOF NEWS TO THOSE OF THOUGHT HE WAS JUST TESTED ONCE A DAY THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS %THE WHITE HOUSE HAS GIVEN WHICH IS WHY THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T NEED TO WEAR A YOMASK

MASKS PROTECT OTHERS FROM YOU IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND SPREADING THE VIRUS THEIR ARGUMENT HAS LONG BEEN THE PRESIDENT IS TESTED SO ONOFTEN HE DOESN'T NEED TO WEAR ONE BUT I EXPECT THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ASKED ABOUT THIS AT A BRIEFING LATER TODAY BECAUSE HE SENT THIS MIXED MESSAGEIN >>> APPLE OPENED TH A NEW STORE IN BEIJING TO REPORT ITS FIRST EVER STORE INCLINE

BUILT BACK IN RE 2008, AHEAD OF THE BEIJING OLYMPICS, INSTRUCTION ON THIS T STARTED LONG BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE OPENINGS, THERE WERE STRICT MEASURES BECAUSE OF IT SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE LINEUP EVERYONE WEARING MASKS THERE WERE TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND HAND SANITIZER, AND LIMITS ON HOW W MANY PEOPLE WERE ALLOWED INSIDE

CHINA IS A CRUCIAL MARKET AND APPLE, OTHER AMERICAN TECH COMPANIES WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS, AND BIG CHINESE COMPETITORS, LIKE WAWAY >> THE THING ABOUT IS THE AMERICAN PRODUCT OR CHINESE PRODUCT, I JUST H NC WANTED IT TO BE GOOD >> WINNING OVER THE MARKET HERE IS A CHALLENGE TO BEGIN WITH THE PANDEMIC DOESN'T HELP

BUT POLITICS COULD COMPLICATED THE LANDSCAPE EVEN MORE >> THIS IS A STRANGE TIME FOR AMERICAN COMPANIES DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA, ERWITH RELATIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES DETERIORATING TO THE POINT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT A NEW COLD WAR CHECK OUT THE NEWS LIKE APPLE IN PARTICULAR, REALLY RELY ON CHINA'S SUPPLY IN CHAIN TO MAKE ALL OF THIS >>> US

TECH COMPANIES ARE FACING A TOLOT OF SCRUTINY FROM WASHINGTON OVER THEIR TIES TO CHINA THE US ATTORNEY ENERAL, WILLIAM BARR, RECENTLY TORE INTO APPLE AND GOOGLE AS WELL AS MOST AND OTHER TECH FIRMS THAT DO BUSINESS IN CHINA >> AMERICA'S BIG TECH COMPANIES ALSO ALLOWED THEMSELVES TO BECOME PAWNS OF CHINESE INFLUENCE

>> THEN HE TOOK SOME SWINGS AT HOLLYWOOD, TOO CLAIMING COMPANIES AGREE TO CHINESE CENSORSHIP OF MOVIES >> THIS CENSORSHIP AFFECTS NOT ONLY VERSIONS OF MOVIES THAT ARE RELEASED IN CHINA BUT ALSO MANY THAT ARE SHOWN IN THE UNITED STATES THEATERS TO AMERICAN AUDIENCES >> IT IS THE TET LATEST IN A SERIES OF MOVES AND SPEECHES BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WARNING ABOUT CHINA AND BEIJING HAS RO BEEN KEEPING PACE WITH ITITS OWN SHARE OF SANCTIONS AND THREATS

LAST WEEK VIALONE, BEIJING SANKED US OFFICIALS, INCLUDING TWO REPUBLICAN SENATORS FOR SANCTIONS ON CHINESE OFFICIALS >> ON MONDAY FOR MOE THE FIRST TIME WE MADE OUR TH POLICY ON THE SOUTH CHINA SEA CRYSTAL CLEAR IT TCIS NOT CHINA'S MARITIME EMPIRE

>>> WHEN THE US CRITICIZED CHINA'S MOVES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, CHINA SANCTIONED LOCKHEED MARTIN MU FOR SELLING WEAPONS TO TAIWAN >> TODAY I SIGNED LEGISLATION AND AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS OPPRESSIVE ACTIONS AGAINST HA THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG >> AND AS PRESIDENT TRUMP ENDED HONG KONG'S SPECIAL ECONOMIC STATUS, THE STATE D DEPARTMENT SLAPPED VISA RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEES OF CHINESE TECH COMPANIES, INCLUDING WAWAY

AND THERE ELERIS TALK OF POSSIBLY BANNING ALL CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM VISITING THE US THAT IS ROUGHLY 270 MILLION PEOPLE IT IS NO SURPRISE THE CONSENSUS AMONG G EXPERTS IS THAT US

CHINA RELATIONS ARE SCRAPING A NEW LOW APPLE, THERE ARE OTHER HEADWINDS, TOO IT HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR REMOVING APPS, AND MORE RECENTLY, FOR FREEZING UPDATES ON THOUSANDS OF MOBILE GAMES ON THE CHINA APP STORE AFTER GOVERNMENT PRESSURE TO COME PLY WITH LOCAL RULES NONE OF IT SEEMS TO FAZE PEOPLE HERE >> IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T STOP APPLE, NOTHING WILL HAPPEN

>> Reporter: SOME WAITED FOR HOURS TO BE NSININ AMONG THE FIRST TO SEE THE NEW STORE PANDEMIC AND POLITICS ASIDE >>> YOU ARE GOING TO BURY ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA >>> LADY ANTEBELLUM, NOW CHANGING THE GROUP'S NAME >> AS PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION PROTEST FOR BLACK LIVES, VI LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD CHANGE THEIR NAME TO LADY A, LAST MONTH

THEY WERE QUOTE REGRETFUL AND EMBARRASSED THEY HADN'T TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT SLAVERY ASSOCIATIONS OF THE WORDS THE IRONIC TWIST, ANITA WHITE, A BLUES SINGER, HAD BEEN USING THE NAME FOR DECADES >>> AFTER R PROMISING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES, LADY ANTEBELLUM DECIDED TO SUA NITA WHITE, SAYING ANITA WHITE DEMANDED $10 MILLION FOR A NAME THEY HAVE ALREADY TRADE MARKED >>> I SPOKE TO ANITA WHITE AND HER PRODUCER, JOHN >> YOU COULD COEXIST AND I JUST KEPT SAYING WHAT DOES COEXISTING LOOK LIKE? SO THE FIRST CONTRACT WE HEGET BACK FROM THEM SAYS, WE WILL DO OUR BEST EFFORTS TO ENSURE YOU ARE NOT ERASED

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT DOES BEST EFFORTS MEAN? >> SO THE SECOND CONTRACT COMES BACK AGAIN, WE'LL DO OUR BEST EFFORTS THEY DIDN'T ADDRESS ANYTHING >> AT WHAT POINT DID $10 MILLION, $5 MILLION FOR CHARITY, NE$5 MILLION FOR YOU OR WHATEVER THE BREAK UP WAS? >> THE $10 MILLION CAME IN, BECAUSE WE ASKED THEM SPECIFICALLY FOR DETAILS ABOUT HOW COEXISTENCE SHOULD WORK LET'S TRY TO DEFINE WHAT BEST EFFORTS ARE

>>> THE LAWSUIT THE BAND FILED SAYS THEY TRADE MARKED THE NAME IN 2011 AND THEIR FANS HAVE BEEN CALLING THEM THAT SINCE 2006 >> Reporter: DID YOU TRADEMARK YOUR NAME AS WELL? >> I NEVER TRADE MARKED MY NAME WAS IT THE SMART THING TO DO? NO NOT THINKING ABOUT IT NOW BUT I HAVE BEEN HERE LONGER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN ALIVE

I CHECKED THE TRADEMARK IS ON MAY 9th >> SHE IS REFERRING TO THE TRADEMARK ON JUNE 9, 2020, THAT APPLIES SPECIFICALLY TO SOUVENIRS AND HI MUSIC STORE SERVES THE BAND HAD TRADE MARKED CLOTHING IN 2011 AND MUSICAL RECORD GO O AHEAD IN 2013 THE BAND IS NOT ASKING FOR MONETARY DAMAGES OR LEGAL FEES, BUT SOME HAVE CALLED IT PAINFULLY IRONIC THAT TO GET RID OF THE SLAVERY CONNOTATIONS, THEY ARE NOW SUING AN ACTUAL BLACK WOMAN

>>> IT BEGS THE QUESTION, IS THIS DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD? HOW WOULD AN INDEPENDENT BLACK ARTIST CONTINUE TO T THRIVE ALSO TAKES ON THE SAME NAME? >> SO WHEN YOU SAY THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER, IN TO ORDER TO BE AN ALLY, YOU NEED TO BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE SOMETHING YOU NEED TO PUT POWER AND MONEY BEHIND YOUR NAME YOU NEED TO PUT ACTION BEHIND WHAT YOU SAY YOU CAN'T JUST SAY YOU KNOW WHAT? WE ARE NOT RACIST ANY MORE, SO WE ARE NO LONGER GO TO GO BY THE KU KLUX KLAN, WE ARE GOING TO GO BY THE KKK THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU LESS RACIST

>> Reporter: HOW TE MUCH DO YOU THINK THIS PLAYED INTO PEWITH YOU BEING A WOMAN ESPECIALLY A BLACK WOMAN >> I THINK THE FACT THAT I AM A BLACK WOMAN AND THEY THOUGHT THAT I WAS IRRELEVANT, WENT INTO IT I DON'T THINK THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GET THE RESPONSES THEY DID I'M NOT GIVING UP >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS WHAT I WANT HIM TO SAY

>>> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS ISN'T ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> YOU NEED TO PUT ME INSIDE THE STORY >> WITH A POLICY CHANGE, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WOULD LIKE TO HEAR >> ONLY ON MSNBC

>>> WE'D LIKE TO SAY WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT >>> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, I THINK ABOUT YOU AND HER KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO KNOW YOU ARE DIFFERENT JUST NOT LESS THAN

THAT IS MY THING >>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >>> IT IS NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID THEY DON'T WORK

>> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >>> OUR FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE BRAVE HEART IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE

>>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED NO WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER, FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THESE TWO CRIES MAY DOVETAIL IN THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> AND WELCOME BACK

THERE IS A NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING ON INSTAGRAM TODAY CALLED HASHTAG SHARE THE MEDICAL MIC IT IS ALL ABOUT AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF BLACK WOMEN PHYSICIANS 40 OF THEM ARE PARTICIPATING, HOPING TO BRING MORE AWARENESS TO THE HEALTHCARE AC OBSTACLES BLACK WOMEN FACE AS PATIENTS WE HAVE BOARD CERTIFIED OB-GYN AND SURGEON AND DR

JENNIFER LINCOLN, ALSO A BOARD ANCERTIFIED OB-GYN WHO WORKS IN PORTLAND, OREGON GOOD MORNING TO YOU GUYS THANKS FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING >> DR JESSICA, LET ME START WITH YOU

TELL US BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN AND HOW IT WORKS >> THE CAMPAIGN WAS STARTED BY DR RENE PAR ROW AND DR LAUREN POWELL AND THE REAL IMPACT HERE WAS TO 4GROUP 40 PHYSICIANS OF COLOR AND 40 PHYSICIANS THAT ARE NONCOLOR GROUPING THESE 80 SEWOMEN TOGETHER TO REALLY GET THE IMPACT AND THE VOICE OUT THERE BLACK WOMEN IN MEDICINE SO WE CAN SHARE OUR VOICE, OUR EXPERIENCES, STRUGGLES UGAND SOME OF OUR TRIUMPHS

>>> DR JESSICA, ONE OF THE PRIMARY HEALTHCARE TOPICS YOU PLAN TO BRING THE ATTENTION OF JENNIFER FLOWERS IS THE MATERNAL MORTALITY IN BLACK WOMEN TALK TO US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY YOU KNOW, YOWHEN WE THINK OF SYSTEMIC RACISM AND HOW AIT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN, WE SEE THAT TRANSPIRING INTO MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES

AND WE KNOW THAT FOUR TO SIX TIMES LIKELY A BLACK WOMAN IS TO DIE WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE STATISTICS, THEY ARE COMPLETELY STARRINGERING THE ISSUE IS TAKING THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF BLACK WOMEN IS THERE IS A RACIAL BIAS O OAN WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THAT T RACIAL INEQUALITIES AND HOW IT IMPACTS MOM AND BABY AS WELL >> AND DR GENNIFER, YOU'RE WORKING WITH NOT AS DIVERSE POPULATIONS

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT FOR YOU AND HOW DID YOU GET ON BOARD? >> ABSOLUTELY SO AS AN OBSTETRICIAN, I TRAIN TO BE >>> AS AN OBSTETRICIAN, I TRAIN FOR EMERGENCIES THAT ARE RARE THE SAME THING, EVEN THOUGH I LIVE IN A CITY, THERE MAY NOT BE AS MANY IN ANOTHER CITY, I HAVE TO BE READY TO HANDLE THE RACIAL DISPARITIES THAT COME WITH CARE I WAS INVITED INTO THIS CAMPAIGN AND WHEN I SAW DR

SHEPHERD WAS ON IT, I ASKED HER TO CHAIR WITH ME I LOOK UP TO HER SO MUCH OVER WHAT SHE'S DONE >> AND DR JESSICA, GOING INTO DETAILS OF SPECIFIC CONDITIONS, YOU DEAL WITH WOMEN WHO SUFFER FROM FIBROIDS, IT HAPPENS TO BE FIBROID AWARENESS MONTH THIS IS AN AREA WHERE YOU'VE SEEN FIRSTHAND WHEN IT COMES TO THE DISPARITIES OF TREATMENT? >> ABSOLUTELY

I HAVE HAD NUMBERS OF WOMEN WHO HAVE WALKED INTO MY OFFICE WHO HAVE BEEN OFFERED OPTIONS OF HYSTERECTOMIES AND THERE ARE OTHER ALTERNATIVES BLACK WOMEN ARE COMING INTO MY OFFICE AND SEEING THAT RACIAL DISPARATE IN MY FACE, IT'S ALLOWED ME TO BE LOUDER ABOUT TALKING ABOUT THE OPPRESSION THAT EWE SEE IN HEALTH CARE TODAY AND WE CAN GET THE WORD OUT THERE FOR ALL PHYSICIANS THAT THIS IS SOMETHING, COMING TOGETHER WE CAN TACKLE AND ALL DO BETTER >> YOU TALK ABOUT, WE BEGIN BY ADDRESSING A LOT OF RACIAL BIAS IN THE MEDICAL CARE SYSTEM, HOW DO WE DO BETTER FOLLOWING IN THIS MORNING? WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? >> WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN, HAVING ACTION ITEMS, IT'S THINGS WE CAN DO EVEN JUST TODAY WE CAN VOICE OUR CONCERN

ONE OF THE THINGS WE CAN SEE FROM DECADES, NO MATTER WHAT AREA WE LOOK LIKE IS THE ABILITY TO VOICE OUR CONCERNS, BUT REPRESENTATION WE'RE TAKING OVER IG ACCOUNTS, WE'RE ALLOWING OURSELVES TO BE HEARD AND SEEN THROUGH THE PLATFORM OF OTHERS, BUT AS WE CONTINUE THIS IN THE FUTURE, WE ARE HOPING TO SEE THAT WE CAN BE A FACE, BE THE VOICE OF ADVOCACY FOR OUR PATIENTS SO WE CAN SHARE AND MAKE SURE WE CAN DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO DECREASE THE DISPARITIES IN RACISM AND HEALTH CARE >> I LOVE THE WHOLE IDEA OF THIS, THAT YOU'RE SHARING SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT EACH OTHER ARE YOU HOPING THAT FOLLOWERS LEARN ABOUT BLACK WOMEN DOCTORS IN VARIOUS FIELDS AS WELL AND WHAT YOU GUYS FACES A THE CHALLENGES OF BEING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS? >> YEAH, DR JENNIFER LINCOLN IS PROBABLY THE MOST PROFOUND WHEN I THINK OF WHITE WOMEN IN MEDICINE WHO IS VERY OPEN TO ISSUES THAT WE'RE HAVING, AND THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO COMBAT THAT AND ALLOWING HER VOICE TO BE HEARD EVEN FROM SOMEONE WHO IS NOT BLACK TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF HER COLLEAGUES AND HER PATIENTS AND HOW TO TAKE THE BETTER — HOW TO BETTER PARTNER AND WE HOPE TO CONTINUE THIS

ALL OF THE PEOPLE CAN ASK QUESTIONS TODAY AND PERPETUATE HOW WE CAN — >> THANK YOU SO MUCH AND AGAIN THE TAKEOVER HAPPENS TODAY YOU CAN LOOK AT THE HASHTAG SHARE THE MEDICAL MIC SO COOL >>> AFTER DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMED TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT

>> IT WILL PROBABLY UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE THAN BEFORE IT GETS BETTER IT'S SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THINGS THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> THE PRESIDENT IS PAINT AGO ROSIER PICTURE >> IT WILL DISAPPEAR, THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR

>> CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT'S SURGING AFTER HIM TWEETING ON THE VIRUS IN APRIL AND AFTER A REFUSAL OF WEARING THE MASK HE HAD THIS ABOUT- FACE HE HAD A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE >> WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT AND WE NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET

>> THE PRESIDENT HAS WORN IT ONCE TO A MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK >> WEARING A MASK HE SAID WAS AN ACT OF PATRIOTISM WHY DON'T YOU DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY? >> I DO WEAR IT WHEN I WALK INTO A HOSPITAL, I HAVE THE MASK RIGHT HERE I CARRY IT AND I'LL USE IT GLADLY >> WAS HE WEARING A MASK AND LAST WEEK WE ZOO SAW YOU NOT WEARING A MASK AT THE HOTEL? >> I WAS PRETTY FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE

>> ABSENT FROM TUESDAY'S BRIEFING, THE MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE ACCORDING TO DR FAUCI WHO TOLD CNN BEFORE THE BRIEFING HE WAS IN THE INVITED DR FAUCI WAS ASKED TO SPEAKING TO THE PRESIDENT, HE WAS CALLED AN ALARMIST >> I CONSIDER MYSELF MORE A REALIST THAN AN ALARMIST

>> AND JOE BIDEN CRITICIZED SHARPLY THE PRESIDENT ON THE PANDEMIC >> HE QUIT ON YOU AND THIS COUNTRY THIS ELECTION SOMEBODY NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU

>> NOW, WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID NOT SAY, WHAT HIS AND IS TO APPROVE TEXTING OR THE ECONOMY, THE PRESIDENT PLANS TO DO THOSE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN >> AND ALSO ON CAPITOL HILL RIGHT NOW THE TWO PARTIES APPARENTLY SO FAR APART IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR A NEW ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS VACCINE THAT WE NEED AT THIS POINT WILL THERE BE ONE DOWN THE LINE? >> THE BIG QUESTION IS WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN THE GOAL IS TO PASS A BILL, THIS IS WHEN EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RUN OUT THERE ARE SO MANY STICKING POINTS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT AND SENATE REPUBLICANS, IT'S UNLIKELY THEY'LL REACH THE DEADLINE

PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS A PAYROLL TAX CUT, BUT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS AND THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF DIRECT PAYMENTS, BUT THIS COMES DOWN TO DOLLARS AND CENTS, HOW MUCH EACH SIDE IS WILLING TO SPEND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE DIVISIONS WITHIN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THEY STILL HAVE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH DEMOCRATS THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE EVEN HARDER >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> THIS MORNING AS OUR NATION CLOSES IN ON 4 MILLION CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE CDC IS REPORTING THE TRUE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED COULD BE AS MUCH AS 24 TIMES HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT

MOST OF THE AFFECTED HAD NO DETECTABLE ANTIBODIES AND NO COMMUNITY IS CHOSE IT HERD IMMUNITY, WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS >> IT'S EXHAUSTING, IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS NOW >> CALIFORNIA IS SURGING PAST 400,000 CASES THE STATE IS SET TO ECLIPSE NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S HIGHEST NUMBER OF INFECTIONS LOS ANGELES COUNTY IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS HOT SPOTS FOR THE VIRUS, SHEDDING MILESTONES FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS

>> ALMOST EVERY DAY YOU'RE RUNNING AROUND AND TRYING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PATIENT AND TRYING TO KEEP YOUR PATIENT ALIVE >> AND DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE DEPLOYED TO 8 CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS STAFFING SHORTAGES AND A DWINDLING NUMBER OF ICU BEDS ARE OPEN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE AT A BREAKING POINT >> IT'S 60 OR 70 MILES AWAY, THERE'S NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE AREA HOSPITALS >> AS CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO, TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS, LOS ANGELES REMAINS ON A BRINK OF ANOTHER SHUT DOWN

AND 19 STUDENTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PROM AND IN FLORIDA IT'S BEEN THE DEADLIEST SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN >> WE'RE FLYING BLIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORST PANDEMIC IN 100 YEARS >> AND THERE'S NEW RESEARCH OUT AND IT ZEROS IN ON ONE OF THE MOST CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIRUS AND THAT'S HOW DEADLY IT IS, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> IT'S A DIFFICULT QUESTION TO ANSWER FIVE TO 10 PEOPLE DIE FROM 1,000 WHO ARE INFECTED WITH COVID-19

MANY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS BUT WHAT IS SCARY IS THERE STILL REMAINS MANY UNKNOWNS >>> THIS MORNING A TRAUMATIC ESCALATION OF TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND OUT AND THE US PRESIDENT TRUMP ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON AND THERE'S SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE BUILDING THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT

AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE BURNING DOCUMENTS IT'S UNCLEAR FROM THE ORDER OF VIOLATION PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THEY WON'T TOLERATE A BREACH OF SECURITY >> CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAID IT'S A MOVE AND ESCALATION AND THEY WOULD TAKE COUNTER MEASURES IF IT WASN'T REVERSED AND TWO CHINESE HACKERS WORKING WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WERE TRYING TO STEAL COVID-19 RESEARCH AND OTHER CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN THE COUNTRY

AND RECENT CRITICISM BY THE US OVER CHINA'S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN H THERE'S BEEN CRITICISM OVER CHINESE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN HONG KONG >> THIS WAS THE FIRST CONSULATE ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES AND THIS WAS BACK IN 1979

RIGHT NOW CHINA IS SAYING THIS MOVE VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THEY PROMISE NECESSARY REACTION >>> AND OVERNIGHT A MASS SHOOTING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE POLICE SAY AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE >> AT THAT TIME, THERE WERE 0 EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH THE BLACK VEHICLE THE SHOOTOUT CONTINUED AFTER THE CAR CRASHED AND CAME TO A STOP

THE SUSPECT BOLTED ON FOOT >> AUTHORITIES RECOVERED 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE INVESTIGATORS DETERMINED A MOTIVE AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED >> IT APPEARS LIKE THIS IT WAS PLAIN, BECAUSE AS PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT OF THE FUNERAL HOME, THE SHOTS RANG OUT

>> THEY WEREN'T COMING OUT >> THE SHOOTING JUST RELAYED AND A SURGE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO THE CITY HAS SEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS OVER THE SAME TIME FROM LAST YEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THREATENED TO SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE CITY TO STOP THE VIOLENCE >> WE'RE LOOKING AT CHICAGO AND NEW YORK

LOOK WHAT'S GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS AND ALL RUN BY VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS >> AND MAYOR LIGHTFOOT IS FIGHTING BACK WE WILL FIGHT THE DEPLOYMENT OF UNNAMED FEDERAL AGENTS ON THE STREETS TO DETAIN PEOPLE WITHOUT CAUSE THAT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN CHICAGO

IF WE SEE THAT, THE MINUTE WE SEE IT, WE'LL BE RUSHING INTO COURT TO STOP THAT FROM HAPPENING >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD ALREADY SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO PORTLAND, OREGON WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN PROTESTS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH TWO MONTHS AGO OVERNIGHT A PROTEST TURNING VIOLENT A FEW PROTESTORS WERE SEEN BARRICADING THE COURTHOUSE WITH SANDBAGS AND THEY'RE BRACING FOR MORE VIOLENCE >> I'VE SEEN WHAT'S HAPPENED IN PORTLAND AND IT'S NOT GOING TO SOLVE NIPPING

I'M JUST AFRAID FOR THE CITY TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS >> POLICE IN CHICAGO, NOW, SAYING SIX OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION REALIZE HERE IN NEW YORK, THE MAYOR IS STRONGLY OPPOSING THE DEPLOYMENT WITH ANY FEDERAL RESOURCES HERE THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT Y >>> THIS IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL >> WHEN STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL TODAY, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY'LL SEE, THEY'LL WELCOME THE CLASSROOM AND THINGS LOOK DIFFERENT

>>> PLEXY CLASS SHIELDS AND DEATHS AT A DISTANCE THIS IS A DISTRICT THAT WILL START CLASSES >> WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL SO, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT >> IN ALCOA THEY'VE OPTED FOR STAGGERED ATTENDANCE

CLASSES ARE SMALL NO MORE THAT 7 STUDENTS PER ROOM MASKS MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS AND WHICH CLASSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY SET TO START NEXT MONTH, MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE STRUGGLING OVER WHAT TO DO IN CALIFORNIA AND LA

AND SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS ARE ONLINE ONLY AND THERE'S A HYBRID APPROACH IN FLORIDA TEACHERS ARE SUING THE GOVERNOR TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS FIVE DAYS A WEEK MANY ARE UP TO THE CHALLENGE >> WE WANT THEM TO NOT BE SCARED

WE WANT TO KEEP THEM AS NORMAL AS WE CAN ACROSS THE STATE, COVID-19 CASES HAVE JUMPED 66% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THAT'S 82,000 CASES STATEWIDE IN THE CITY OF ALCOA, FEWER THAN 300 CASES FOR MANY TEACHERS IT'S WORTH THE RISK BEING BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS

IT FEELS LIKE SUCH A WIN >> I DO HAVE A FATHER THAT IS HIGH RISK, THE MOTHER IS HIGH RISK, SO, WE'RE TRYING TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THEM WHEN SCHOOL STARTS BACK >> AND THEY'RE EXCITED TO START THIS GRADE SOME OPTIMISTIC WORDS OF WISDOM, WE'LL FILL IT IN AND ONCE THAT HAPPENS, WE CAN GET BACK TO NORMAL AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY >> AND YEAH, THERE'S A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION IN PLAY FOR ANY PARENTS WHO NOT READY TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET

THIS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL LABOR DAY THEY'LL RE- EVALUATE TO SEE WHAT IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE EE >>> FOUR MONTHS IN THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, THE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SOME START TO TRICKLE BACK TO THE CLASS >> TRAVELLERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID-19 ON THE AIRPLANE, MORE OUT OF THE FIVE HAVE THIS FEAR

>> A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, THEY SAW PASSENGER LEVELS DROP OFF A CLIFF DOWN 95% THEY'RE CLOSER TO 73 TO 74% LESS THAN LAST YEAR THAT'S STALLED AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE SURGED TO THE SOUTH AND THE WEST

>> AS LONG AS WE SEE COVID-19 CONTINUE TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE DON'T SEE A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE'LL SEE REAL LIMITED NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHTS >> UNITED AIRLINES SAID IT'S LOSING $25 MILLION A DAY DELTA SAYS IT'S CASH BURN RATE IS $27 MILLION A DAY IN LATE JUNE, DOWN FROM $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS ARE FACING THE VERY REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS WITH NIGHT ATTENDANTS GOING TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT WE HAVE HAD 20% OF OUR PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY RETIRE

>> DELTA CEO SAYS WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME, ANOTHER CHALLENGE, IS THE SIGNIFICANT DROP OF BUSINESS TRAVEL INDUSTRY GROUPS SAYS IT CAN ACCOUNT FOR 60 TO 70% OF PASSENGER REVENUE THERE'S THE PATCHWORK RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC FROM STATE TO STATE SOME LIKE NEW YORK REQUIRING PEOPLE COMING FROM HOT SPOTS TO SELF QUARANTINE >> THAT'S A BIG DISINCENTIVE TO TRAVEL PERIOD TO ANY ONE OF THOSE 31 STATES, YOU HAVE TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 41 DAYS

>> THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AND THE FRONTIER, IT'S THE ONLY AIRLINE CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS EXPERTS SAY WITH ALL OF THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR HEALTHY PERIOD, NOW, IS THE RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL >> IT'S PROBABLY ANY TIME A BETTER TIME TO FLY FROM NOW >> AIRPLANES OR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE AROUND YOU >> ONE OTHER STORY LINE THAT WILL DEVELOP IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, REMEMBER THE 737 MAX, IT'S BEEN UNDER REVIEW AS YOU KNOW WITH THE FAA TRYING TO EVALUATE ALL OF THE SOFTWARE, TRYING TO DETERMINE WHEN WILL THE MAX MY AGAIN

THEY'RE EXPECTING THE RECERTIFICATION TO EXTEND INTO THE FALL, AND MAYBE EVEN THE WINTER AYBE EVEN WINTER >> TOM, THANKS SO MUCH >>> WE'RE JOINED BY THE A FOREMENTIONED OF THE CE OFF THE OF DELTA AIRLINES ED, GOOD MORNING, GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US

I'M NOT TELLING YOU ANYTHING YOU DON'T KNOW PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO FLY RIGHT NOW, YOUR BOTTOM LINE REFLECTS THAT ROC WALK US FROM GETTING INTO THE AIRPORT, GETTING ON AND OFF THE PLANE AND BEING ON THE PLANE AND WHAT IS IT LIKE TO FLY RIGHT NOW IF PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING TO DO IT? >> THERE'S A LOT OF ANXIETY IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND FOR ROAD WARRIORS WHO HAVE BEEN FLYING FOR YEARS THE FIRST TIME BACK, THERE'S A LEVEL OF ANGST TO BE WALKED THROUGH THE PROCESS THE PLANES HAVE BEEN SANITIZED

WE ELECTRICALLY CERTIFY THE SEATS AND WE FILTER THE AIR AND WE HAVE SPACE ON OUR PLANES WE'RE SERIOUS AND BOOK OUR PLANES TO 60% FULL, THERE'S A LOT OF SPACE ON THE PLANES EVERY MIDDLE SEAT IS BLOCKED ON DELTA AND THE AIRPORT WE HAVE A LOT OF SEATS BLOCKED FROM A CUSTOMER STANDPOINT AND WE GET THIS FEED PACK FROM CUSTOMERS, THEY SEE IT AS A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN A YEAR AGO

WE SURVEY OUR CUSTOMERS AND OUR PROMOTING SCORES ARE IMPORTANT WE HAVE TAKEN PRIDE IN THE SERVICE WE PUT OUT, OUR SCORES THIS JUNE WAS 20 POINTS HIGHER THAN THE JUNE PRIOR WE ARE REEXAMINING THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE PEOPLE NEED SOME PLACE TO GO I THINK A LOT OF THE ANGST IS LESS ABOUT THE AIRPLANE ITSELF AS COMPARED TO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHEN YOU LAND

THE BUSINESSES ARE NOT OPEN, THE HOTELS MAY NOT BE THERE, AND THE RESTAURANTS AND THEME PARKS THAT'S PART OF THE EQUATION >> LET ME ASK ABOUT MASKS YOU ANNOUNCED MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE FLIGHT BY EMPLOYEES AND TRAVELLERS AS WELL WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE, WHAT IS THAT PROCESS? >> WE'VE BEEN REQUIRING MASKS SINCE THE FIRST OF MAY AND WE'VE BEEN AGGRESSIVELY STEP UP ON THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASK POLICY

YOU CAN'T BOARD A DELTA PLANE UNLESS HAVE YOU A MASK ON IF YOU INSIST ON IN THE WEARING YOUR MASK, WE INSIST YOU DON'T FLY TELL THAT WE HAVE 100 PEOPLE WE PUT ON THAT LIST WE IMPLEMENT ADD NEW PROCEDURE THIS WEEK WE HAVE HAD SOME CUSTOMERS INDICATE THAT THEY HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS THAT MAKES WEARING A MASK DANGEROUS FOR THEM

WE'VE TOLD THEM YOU MAY NOT WANT IT FLY, TO RECONSIDER WHETHER AIR TRAVEL IS THE RIGHT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION IF THEY DO DECIDE TO, THEY WANT TO CONTINUE TO FLY, WE HAVE A SCREENING PROCESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER, WHERE THE CUSTOMER WILL TALK TO THE DOCTOR BEFORE THEY GET ON THE PLANE TO ACTUALLY HAVE IT VALIDATED THAT THEY INDEED CAN'T WEAR A MASK >> LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS NOW WE SAW YOU'RE LOSING $27 MILLION A DAY, YOU'RE COMING OFF THE WORST QUARTER IN THE HISTORY OF THE COMPANY AS THIS GOES ON, HOW DOES DELTA SURVIVE THIS, HOW DOES THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SURVIVE THIS? >> WE'VE DONE A LOT AT DELTA

WHEN THE PANDEMIC STARTED, WE WERE BURNING CASH, WE'RE LOSING $100 MILLION IN MARCH SO THE MONTH OF JUNE, 90 DAYS LATER WE GOT THAT CASH BURN DOWN TO $27 MILLION IT'S STILL A LOT OF MONEY, BUT A CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT FROM WHERE WE WERE ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO STAND TOGETHER AS AN INDUSTRY IS BECAUSE OF THE CA

RES ACT AND THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS THAT ALLOWED US TO PAY OUR PEOPLE AND INSURE AT THAT OUR EMPLOYEES WILL KEEP THEIR JOB FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS FROM APRIL 1 THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER THAT'S BEEN IMMEASURABLE IN TERMS OF THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE THAT'S PROVIDED

THAT CARE ASSISTANCE IS NOT IN THE CASH BURN NUMBERS THE REAL CASH BURN — >> WILL YOU NEED MORE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> I DON'T KNOW WE'RE TRYING NOT TO WE HAVE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR COSTS A LOT OF EMPLOYEES HAVE AGREED TO RETIRE, AND MANY ARE VOLUNTEERING IT TAKE TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY

EMPLOYEES ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOBS TO KEEP THE COMPANY AFLOAT WHAT WE NEED IS A VACCINE, AND MEDICAL CONFIDENCE BACK IN CONSUMERS AND CONTINUE TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN AIR TRAVEL >> WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK THANKS FOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING WE APPRECIATE IT

>> THANK YOU READ OFF A NEW SEASON SAFELY THIS MORNING THE NFL IS INCHING TOWARDS THE GOAL LINE >>> THIS MORNING, THE NFL IS INCHING TOWARDS A GOAL LINE TRYING TO GET BACK TO THE GRID IRON SAFELY IN THE AGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS THERE WILL BE NO PRESEASON GAMES IN 2020 AND TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS NORMALLY AT 90 PLAYERS WILL BE REDUCED TO 80

>> BY ELIMINATING THE PRESEASON GAMES WE'LL HAVE MORE TIME TO GET THE BODIES RIGHT AND ALSO AVOID TRAVELING AND SUBJECTING THEMSELVES TO UNNECESSARY RISKS FOR GAMES THAT DON'T COUNT >> THEY'RE TAKING TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO TAKE TO THE NEWS >> I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE TO THE PLAYERS ONE TWITTER USER ADDED IT'S GOING TO BE HARD FOR UNDRAFTED PLAYERS TO MAKE THE TEAM MEANWHILE ON TUESDAY THE NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION REVEALED 59 PLAYERS HAD TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

THIS NEWS COMING A DAY AFTER THE LEAGUE AND THE UNION AGREED ON TESTING PROTOCOLS FOR CAMP THEY HAVE TO HAVE TWO NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS IF THEY TAKE THE FIELD AND THEY HAVE TO HAVE CORONAVIRUS EXAMS IN TWO WEEKS AS LONG AS THEY TAKE UNDER A 5% POSITIVITY RATE >>> AND A SOCIAL MEDIA GLITCH BY SEVERAL PLAYERS OVER THE WEEKEND

THEY EXPRESSED THE LEAGUE'S SAFETY STRATEGY AT THE TIME RICK MD AND PLAYERS WERE SPEAKING OUT USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY AS PLAYERS CONTINUE TO REPORT TO CAMPS THIS WEEK, EARTHQUAKES EXPERTS SAY THERE'S PLENTY TO BE DONE OFF THE FIELD BEFORE THEY'RE ON IT >> THERE'S A LOT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THIS THIS WILL BE THE MOST CRUCIAL TALKS IN THE COMING DAYS BEFORE WE KNOW THIS SEASON CAN KICK OFF

>> ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS WHETHER OR NOT PLAYERS CAN DECIDE FORM THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY WANT TO PLAY BECAUSE THEY HAVE SPECIAL CONCERNS OVER THIS PANDEMIC WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THOSE INDIVIDUAL CHOICES >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT SO FAR THEY SAID THEY'RE GOING TO PULL OUT BUT THE LEAGUE IS CONSIDERING OPTIONS ONE IS TO GIVE PLAYERS A STIPENED IF THEY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS

OTHER PLAYERS CAN PULL OUT FOR OTHER REASONS, NONE OF THE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FORMALLY YET >> OKAY >>> THANK YOU THE CALL RECHARGE ROOMS IN A MOST UNEXPECTED PLACE >> Reporter: ASK A NEW YORKER WHAT SIGHTS AND SOUNDS THEY'LL >>> ASKING A NEW YORKER WHAT SIGHTS AND SOUNDS THEY REMEMBER FROM THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

THEY'LL REMEMBER THE SIRENS AND THE TRIAGE TENTS THAT STARTED TO APPEAR OUTSIDE OF CITY HOSPITALS >> SEEING TENTS LIKE THIS POPPING UP IN MT SINAI HOSPITAL AND AROUND THE CITY, IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT, IT WAS REALLY A STARK SIGN WE WERE MOVING INTO A SURGE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN >> THE TENTS A DARK OMEN OF WHAT WAS TO COME DR

DALIA IS A CHIEF OF MOUNT SINAI AND BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL >> EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE THE CONFIRMED CAST AND HOW WE DO OUR PPE, WE WOULDN'T BE INFECTED AND GET ILL FROM HOW DETRIMENTAL IT HAD BEEN >> IT IS STILL DIFFICULT TO THINK ABOUT AN UNSPEAKABLE TIME ROBERT IS A REGISTERED NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL >> SO BASICALLY YOU WOULD TREAT THE PATIENT

BE FELT LIKE THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO AND THEY WOULD GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER, THEN THEY WOULD GET WORSE AS A NURSE YOU FELT LIKE YOU COULDN'T DO YOUR JOB >> NEW YORK CITY IS PAST THE WEEK OF COVID-19, BUT IT'S ONLY BEGINNING TO CREST FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS >> WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO THINK DURING THE PEAK

>> NOW, THERE IS A SURPRISING REFUGE FOR THOSE MEDICAL WORKERS THOSE TRIAGE TENTS, ONCE A SYMBOL OF A CITY UNDER SIEGE, THEY'VE BEEN TRANSFORMED BY MOUNT SINAI TO HELP THEIR HEROES >> AS SOON AS YOU STEP IN, THE LIGHTING CHANGES SO YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE FOR BEING IN SORT OF A FORCEST OR AN OCEAN ENVIRONMENT, THAT WE USE, WE USE ESSENTIAL OILS TO CREATE FOREST FLOOR EXPERIENCES, ANYWAY ARE EVIDENCE BASED TO CREATE A RELAXING EFFECT >>> THEY TURN THE TENTS INTO SO CALL RECHARGE ROOMS >> I WAS VERY SURPRISED

>> IT LOOKED SO REALISTIC THE FIRST THING I DID, I SAT DOWN IN THE CHAIR AND I LOOKED UP AT THE TREE HERE, IT WAS SWAYING AND I COULD FEEL THE BREEZE ON MY ARM AND THE CRACKLING OF THE VIRUS, AND IT WAS VERY REALISTIC >> THE DESIGN OF THE SPACE IS GROUNDED IN NEUROSCIENCE >> WE'RE LEVERAGING LITERATURE IN THE FACT THAT GREEN SPACES CAN HAVE LOWER HEART RATE AND MANY PROVE BREATHING >> IT'S BECAUSE IT SETTLED IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY DAY

IT'S LIKE STARTING OVER AGAIN >> WORKERS LIKE ROBERT REPORTED A 60% DROP IN STRESS LEVELS AFTER VISITING ONE OF THE TEN RECHARGE ROOMS IN THE MOUNT SINAI SYSTEM THE SUCCESS PROMPTING OTHER HOSPITALS TO INQUIRE ABOUT SETTING UP SIMILAR SPACES >> THIS IS ALONG THE PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELL- BEING, FROM ALL KINDS OF SURVIVORS >> GREAT IDEA

>> GOD BLESS >> ISN'T THAT AMAZING IT'S INTERESTING THEY'RE FEELING THE EFFECTS NOW AND THEY REALLY NEED THAT NOW >> IT'S A GREAT IDEA >> ALL RIGHT, GUYS

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE IT VALID FOR A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> YOU NEED TO GO INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT POWERFUL CHANGE IN POLICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH >> WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY >> THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU AND YOUR MORNING JOE OVER ON NBC

>> IN POST RACIAL AMERICA, YOU'RE REMINDED TIME AND AGAIN >> I THINK ABOUT MOMS TRYING TO RAISE THEIR SON AND I REMEMBER MY KID COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE HAIR LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS AND I SAY YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN, THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE HAVING THESE DISCUSSIONS, I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW

" WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS, A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE THE VERY EYES >> PEOPLE DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES THE SKY TEAMS AROUND THE GROUND ARE LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT, THEY'RE BACK IN STAGES

>> YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS HERE IS BACK TO NORMAL >> IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO — IT BELONGS IT THE BRAVE >> ALL THOSE CAN EXTEND A HAND FOR THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIX AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE CREASE EASE COULD DOVE TAIL THE TRANSMISSION AT THE PROTESTS? >>> THE VILLAGES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA HOME TO 51,000 RETEARIES, AND THE VILLAGE HAS HAD INCREASED 43% FOR CASES IN A FEW DAYS >> THIS PICKS ON THE ELDERLY >> IT'S CATASTROPHE >> IT'S A DISASTER >> KATE SMITH ADVOCATES FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE

>> HOW BAD IS THE CRISIS FOR THE ELDERLY IN OUR COUNTRY >> IT'S AN EQUIVALENT TO A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE >> THIS WOMAN DIED FROM THE VIRUS AND THEY SUSPECT SHE WAS INFECTED BY A NURSE WHO UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD IT >> IT'S BEEN DIFFICULT TO GET A HANDLE ON THE PROBLEM AMONG THE ELDERLY, IN LARGE PART BECAUSE NURSING HOMES CONTINUE TO BE OVERLOOKED BY THE FORMER CDC DIRECTOR CDC DIRECR DR

THOMAS FRIEDEN >> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORST PANDEMIC IN 100 YEARS >> Repor >> WE'RE FLYING BLIND IN THE WORSE PANDEMIC IN 100 YEARS >> THE PROBLEM IS MOST ACUTE IN LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES AND IT'S GETTING WORSE >> THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IN STAFF HAVE DOUBLED IN THE PAST THREE WEEKS

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR TODAY >> WE CANNOT ALLOW A CONTAGIOUS PATIENT TO BE SET BACK INTO A LONG- TERM CARE FACILITY THAT DOESN'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO APPROPRIATE ISOLATING THEM >> AN ANALYSIS OF NBC NEWS OF PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATA THAT SHOWS COVID- 19 DEATHS, NOW, EXCEEDS 56,000 P NUMBERS SUGGEST HERE'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: W WITH NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, TONIGHT THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IS LIKELY TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED IN SOME REGION

THE NEW FINDINGS SUGGEST THAT THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC OR DIDN'T SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION ARE LIKELY SPREADING THE VIRUS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY >> EVERYTHING IS SO UNCERTAINTY WE DON'T KNOW IF MY DAD WOULD GET OFF THE VENTILATOR AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW BAD MY MOM WAS AT THE TIME >> THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A MILD VIRAL INFECTIONS, THEY PASSED IT TO THEIR PARENTS THEIR FATHER JASON NEARLY DIED

>> I FEEL LIKE I HAD A STRONG DESIRE TO CONTINUE TO BE A PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> AND THE NEW ANALYSIS BASED ON ANTIBODY TESTS, THE HARDEST HIT COMMUNITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO HITTING HERD IMMUNITY >> THE CASES ARE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE THE DEATH RATE IS LOWER >> AS CALIFORNIA, NOW, SURPASS AS STUNNING 400,000 CASES, THE GOLDEN STATE CONTINUES TO SET GRIM MILESTONES FOR NEW INFECTIONS AND DEATHS

MANY HOSPITALS ACROSS CALIFORNIA ARE SET IN SOME BIGGER CITIES THERE ARE OPEN ROOMS IN THE ICU, BUT IN SMALLER COUNTRIES, THE SITUATION IS BLEAK >> THEY'RE FACING A BREAKING POINT WHERE SOME PATIENTS IN RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE BEING MOVED 70 MILES AWAY >> WE'RE EXHAUSTING IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR 4

5 MONTHS NOW >> THERE ARE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN OKLAHOMA, THE CRISIS OF SPREADING TO SMALLER STATES, LIKE ALASKA, WYOMING AND IDAHO >> I DON'T REMEMBER MARCH AND APRIL AT ALL >> HE GOT COVID- 19 AFTER FOUR MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ME AND I HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT IS GOING FORWARD

>> A STAGGERING NUMBER OF AMERICANS ARE INFECTED AND SPREADING THE VIRUS WITHOUT KNOWING IT SCRUTINY LATE THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT HERE'S TOM COSTELLO >> Reporter: AT THE >>> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MED CENTER TODAY, MORE ARE ROLLING UP THEIR SLEEVES FOR A COVID-19 DRUG TRIAL THIS IS RUN BY PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT PFIZER

THEY RAISED TO STOP THE VIRUS THAT'S CLAIMED 600,000 LIVES WORLDWIDE >> THE RACE IS ON, NOT AGAINST EACH OTHER, BUT AGAINST THIS VIRUS AT A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING TODAY, THEY SAID, THEY'RE ALL IN VARIOUS STAGES OF TESTING, SOME ENTERING HUMAN TRIALS, EVEN BEFORE FDA APPROVAL, MODERNA AND JOHNSON AND JOHNSON AND OTHER COMPANIES PLAN TO RAMP UP GLOBAL DEMAND AND SOME ARE LOOKING TO FAST TRACK THE VACCINE

>> I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'LL GUARD AGAINST ANY PRESSURE THAT COMES FROM THE FDA TO THE LOWER STANDARDS OR TO APPROVE SOMETHING YOU KNOW DOESN'T NEED THE STANDARDS >> WE'RE LOOKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENTS, BUT IT'S NOT ON SAFETY

>> THIS WAS FOR THE VACCINE AND PLACEBO >> HAVE YOU HAD ANY SIDE EFFECTS >> WE HAD MILD SIDE EFFECTS AFTER THE FIRST VACCINE WHICH CONSISTED OF MILD CHILLS REALLY NONE >> 65 YEARS OLD AND GOOD HEALTH VOLUNTEERING, IT'S THE LEAST WE COULD DO

>> IT'S SOMETHING THAT I COULD DO HELP FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS, AND THE NIH IS LOOKING FOR 30,000 VACCINES FOR THE TRIAL THEY'RE LOOKING TO USE A NETWORK THAT DR FAUCI BUILT DECADES AGO VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A STIPENED OR A VACCINE DOSE OR A PLACEBO IT'S CRITICAL TO ENROLL MINORITY VOLUNTEERS AS COVID-19 HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE MINORITIES

>> WE WOULD LIKE POPULATIONS TO HAVE FULL ACCESS AND ADVANTAGE IN PARTICIPATING IN THESE TRIALS IF THEY WISH TO DO SO >> DEPENDING ON THE VACCINE, RESEARCHERS SAY WE WOULD GET TWO DOSES AND THE FDA IS LIKELY TO APPROVE MORE THAN ONE VACCINE

>> THE FIRST VACCINE MAY NOT BE THE BEST VACCINE FOR SENIORS OR CHILDREN THEY REQUIRE ALL VACCINES TO BE 50% EFFECTIVE TO RECEIVE APPROVAL TODAY TWO COMPANIES TOLD CONGRESS THEY WILL OFFER THE VACCINE FOR FREE OR AT COST ON COVS AND VACCINES PETE WILLIAMS HAS DETAILS

>> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK A LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER NOVAVAX, A BIOTECH FIRM SAID IT WOULD RELEASE INFORMATION ON A VACCINE A CHINESE FIRM LOOKED TO HACK INTO ITS COMPUTERS AND THEY'RE CHARGED BY FEDERAL PROSECUTORS OF TRYING IT HACK IN THREE OTHER US COMPANIES WORKING ON COVID-19 TREATMENTS AND TESTING THEY DIDN'T SUCCEED IN STEALING ANYTHING, BUT THEIR CYBER ATTACKS WERE A POTENTIAL DISTRACTION >> WE'RE CONCERNED THAT THE HACKING OR EVEN THE ATTEMPTED HACKING OF THAT INFORMATION CAN SLOW DOWN THE RESEARCH >> THE F

BI SAID THE TWO CHINESE MEN TARGETED OTHER COMPANIES DOING COVID-19 RESEARCH PART OF A WORLDWIDE HACKING CAMPAIGN THAT TARGETED HIGH TECH WORKERS AND MILITARY CONTACTS SOMETIMES THEY DID IT FOR PROFIT AND STOLE SECRETS FOR CHINESE OFFICERS

>> WHEN CHINESE VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAWS WE WON'T TOLERATE IT >> THEY SAY IT'S BEEN TRYING IT STEAL THE SECRETS AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'VE BEEN CHARGE TO DO IT AND NOVAVAX SAYS IT IS CONFIDENT IT CAN CONTINUE THE WORK WITHOUT DISRUPTION >>> AFTER DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, HE SEEMED TO CHANGE COURSE THIS TUESDAY OFFERING THIS ASSESSMENT? >> IT WILL PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER, SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS, BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> MINUTES LATER THE PRESIDENT AGAIN PAINTING A ROSIER PICTURE

>> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR >> AND YET CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DEATH TOLL FROM COVID-19 SINCE APRIL, AFTER MONTHS OF REFUSING TO WEAR A MASK, HE'S OFFERING THIS ABOUT-FACE ONE DAY AFTER TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE, CALLING IT PATRIOTIC >> GET A MASK, WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT THEY HAVE AN IMPACT

THEY'LL HAVE AN IMPACT AND WE NEED EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN GET >> THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLIC WORN A MASK JUST ONCE AND THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK >> WEARING A MASK WAS AN ACT AND WHY DON'T YOU WEAR A MASK MORE FREQUENTLY? >> I DO IT WHEN I NEED I CARRY THE MASK, I WENT INTO THE HOSPITAL THE OTHER DAY, I HAVE THE MASK RIGHT HERE, I CARRY IT AND I'LL USE IT GLADLY

>> HE CARRIED OUT, HE WAS WEARING A MASK AND YOU SAW HE WAS NOT WEARING A MASK AT YOUR HOTEL >> I WAS PRETTY FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE >> MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, CLUNK THE NATION'S TOP IN FBI

IF HE CANCIOUS DISEASE EXPERTS BETTER DR FAUCI HE WAS ASKED TO RESPOND TO THE PRESIDENT CALLING HIM AN ALARMIST >> HE'S A BIT OF AN ALARMIST I CONSIDER MYSELF MORE A REALIST RATHER THAN ALARMIST

>> AND A JOE BIDEN CRITICIZED THE PRESIDENT >> THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM, IT'S ABOUT US, IT'S ABOUT YOU AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT CANNOT SAY, HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT TESTING OR THE ECONOMY HE PLANS TO DO THE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN OUR GABE GUTIERREZ

>>> TONIGHT IN WHAT CRITICS SAY, IT'S CLEARLY A CORNERSTONE OF THE RE-ELECTION STRATEGY, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THREATENING TO SEND IN MILITARY TO SORT OUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO >> IT'S RUN BY DEMOCRATS OR LIBERAL DEMOCRATS IF JOE BIDEN GOT IN IT WOULD GO TO HELL THE WHOLE COUNTRY WOULD GO TO HELL >> MANY CRISIS, ARE FACING OUR NATION

>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYS IT SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO DEFEND FEDERAL BUILDINGS AGAINST VIOLENT ATTACKS THE MAYOR SAID IT ESCALATED THE CONFLICT MAYORS FROM SIX MAJOR CITIES SENT LETTERS BLASTING THE DEPLOYMENT >> I'LL BE DARNED IF I'LL LET ANYBODY, EVEN IF THE NAME IS MR PRESIDENT, BRINGING MR

TRUMP TO OUR CITY >> THEY'RE RAISING CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS >> IT'S UNPRECEDENTED AND WE HAVE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT LIKE THIS, AS A COUNTER PROTESTOR, AND AT THE SAY WE DON'T NEED IT >> ATLANTA IS SEEING A 300% SPIKE OF SHOOTING VICTIMS THE SECOND WEEK OF JULY COMPARED TO THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR IN NEW YORK CITY, SHOOTING VICTIMS ARE UP MORE THAN 200%

LAST WEEK, A ONE- YEAR-OLD DIED IN BROOKLYN AFTER BEING SHOAT IN THE STOMACH WHILE SITTING IN A STROLLER DURING A BARBECUE >> WE SPOKE WITH HIS FATHER AND GRANDMOTHER >> THE OLDER PEOPLE ARE JOINING US AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE JOINING US IT'S A PROTEST DAY AND NIGHT, AND THEY NEED TO STOP THE GUN VIOLENCE >> THIS IS A PERFECT STORM OF THE PANDEMIC

SH HERE'S STEPHANIE >> THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SCRAMBLING TO GET BETTER FOR THE FIRST DAY BACK WHATEVER THAT MAY LOOK LIKE A REALITY CHECK ON WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN MIAMI >> WE'RE GOING TO CLOSE ALL OF OUR SUMMER CAMPS EFFECTIVE THIS WEEK

THIS HE SHUT DOWN EARLY, WHEN IT WAS SUFFERED AMONG CAMPERS AND STAFF, THEY SEE SUMMER CAMP AS THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE IN MISSOURI, KIDS GOT SICK AT A CAMP THIS MONTH WEAN EXTRA SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE LIKE TRAINING AND SELF QUARANTINING AND NEW AIR FILTRATION, BUT IN PENNSYLVANIA THEY HAVE HAD SUCCESS >> WHAT HAS WORKED BEST FOR US IS KEEPING CAMPERS IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, SMALL GROUPS AND LOCATED TOGETHER AND AWAY FROM OTHER GROUPS >> WHEN TWO CAMPERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THEY HAD TO BE QUARANTINED >> MOST ACTIVITIES ARE OUTSIDE, AND MOST OF THE SCHOOL'S ACTIVITIES ARE INSIDE

>> IT'S GOING TO BE QUITE THE CHALLENGE >> FACING THOSE CHALLENGES WILL TAKE SMART PLANS AND MONEY >> THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER PREFERS 15 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS, THEIR EDUCATION DEPENDS ON IT AND IN SOME CASES THEIR SAFETY DEPENDS ON IT AND SO DO THE LIVELIHOODS OF WORKING PARENTS >> FLORIDA'S TEACHERS UNION IS SUING THE GOVERNOR TO OPEN UP THE SCHOOLS FIVE DAYS A WEEK

THEY'RE NOT PUTTING MORE FUNDING EVEN THOUGH THEY WANT OPEN UP THE SCHOOL >> THEY NEED TO GIVE PARENTS OPTIONS INCLUDING REMOTE LEARNING IF THEY PREVIOUS PREFER THE BENEFITS OF BEING WITH OTHER KIDS AT DAY CAMP IS OBVIOUS >> IT'S GREAT TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE >> THEY'RE THRILLED AND OVERWHELMED

WE'RE SEEING THEM COME BACK TO LIFE THAT'S A GOAL THAT EVERYBODY SHARED LET'S GETT NOW >> Reporter: FOOTBALL FANS DESPERATE FOR AN NFL KICKOFF THIS FALL >> CLUBS ARE WORKING TO CREATE A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT

>> Reporter: JUST GOT A DOSE OF GOOD NEWS AFTER THE LEAGUE AND ITS PLAYERS PATCHED TOGETHER A PLAN >>> TWO NEGATIVES REQUIRED BEFORE PLAYERS CAN ENTER CAMP DAILY TESTING FOR TWO WEEKS SHOULD THE POSITIVE RATE GO TO 5% TESTING DAY >> YOU THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEE THE NFL HAS A SEASON THIS YEAR? >> I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY GUARANTEE

WE WANT TO PULL THIS OFF BECAUSE AMERICA NEEDS IT IT WOULD BE EXCITING TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NFL >>> AND THEY'LL BE THERE TO KEEP PEOPLE UP AND ENJOY >> THIS IS AN LA

RAMS CAPTAIN, AND HIS WHOLE FAMILY CAN TRACK THE VIRUS IN LATE JUNE, INCLUDING HIS WIFE AND FOUR KIDS AND MOTHER AND FATHER-IN- LAW >> IT ALMOST KILLED MY DAD I THINK I'LL LOOK AT OTHER FAMILIES IN THE NFL, PREGNANT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, PEA WHO ARE MAKING A LIVING WITH THEIR PATIENTS >> WITH AN EYE TOWARDS THEIR FAMILY, THEY WILL START AFTER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE NBA >> EVERYTHING IS SHUT DOWN IN SPORTS, THIS IS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT WEEK IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TO SEE WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR

>> AND TONIGHT SOME PROMISING EARLY RETURNS FROM THE NBA WHO JUST REPORTED THE LATEST ROUND OF TESTING RESULTS HUNDREDS OF PLAYERS TESTED AND 0 POSITIVE >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE IT'S LOVE, THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY

>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS IS BEEN THE DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF A SYSTEM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING? >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS VALID READY TO GO IN NOVEMBER >> WHAT THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> THIS IS SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE

>> THIS IS THE STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOUR MORNING JOE ON NBC >> AMERICA, WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND AGAIN, THAT WE DO NOT — >> AFTER I WATCHED THIS, I SAW A MOM RAISING HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS, I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRL YOU CAN FEEL DIFFERENT, BUT I DON'T WANT HER TO FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THIS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTWARD >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHIC HAPPENING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> IF PEOPLE DON'T WORK, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >>> THE SONS ARE BRINGING ABOUT STUDENTS BACK IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A NIGHTED PURPOSE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO CREATE A GREAT NATION

>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DID YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS A ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE, PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT IT MIGHT DOVE TAIL IN THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION FOR THE PROTESTS TEEN WE'LL GO TO OUR STEPHANIE RUHLE

HERE IS A LIFE IN THE DAY OF ST >>> IT'S 8:54 AND WE HAVE TO GO ON TV AT 9:00 I HAVE THREE KIDS AND IT'S AN ODD SUMMER AND WE HAVE THINGS AT DIFFERENT TIMES TH THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF OUR HOUSEHOLD BUT NONE OF IT WORKS WITHOUT THIS SCHEDULE

DO YOU KNOW YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY? A LOT OF PEOPLE HAPPEN TO SEE >>> A LOT OF PEOPLE HAPPEN TO BE HERE AND WE'RE GOING OVER HERE ON LIVE TV, AND IT'S WITH OF THE COOLEST PARTS FROM WORKING FROM HOME >> I'M ABOUT TO DO AN INTERVIEW AND AGAIN IT'S IN MY HOUSE AND THE PROBLEM IS, I'M NOT ACTUALLY GIVING 100% OF MY ATTENTION TO THIS INTERVIEW I'M SPENDING MORE TIME TO DO MY HOMEWORK

IF I WANT WORKING I WOULD BE IN THIS 100% >> I'M 14 AND WE HAVE REGULATIONS, MAYBE WE CAN BE AROUND AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS SUMMER THAT YOU'RE NOT? >> TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO PEOPLE AND COME HOME HOME JUST LIVE LIFE LIKE IT WAS >> OH, MAN, I FEEL YOU ON ALL OF THAT YOU'RE HERE WITH YOUR THREE CHILDREN AND YOU SPOKE TO AN EXPERT FROM THE CHILD MIND INSTITUTION ABOUT WORK FROM HOME WITH KIDS

WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? >> HEY, LILY, I DID, BECAUSE LIKE SO MANY FAMILIES OUT THERE, MY HOUSE WAS HEATING UP THIS SUMMER, AND NOT BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER I'M TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS ONE THING I LEARNED ABOUT KIDS, IS THIS THING OVER YET? ARE WE THERE YET? WE HAVE TO HELP KIDS UNDERSTAND IT'S THE NEW NORMAL AND WE HAVE TO MAKE THE MOST OF IT I'M NOT SAYING IT'S OKAY TO HAVE A SHOWER FREE SEASON BUT I KNOW OUR KIDS, IT SEEMS LIKE THEY HAVE FREE TIME BUT FOR TEENAGERS, THIS IS FRUSTRATING, THEY WANT TO EXPLORE AND TAKE RISKS AND THEY CAN'T DO IT THIS SUMMER YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET A PERFECT TEETH BRUSHING SUMMER

YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD ONE >> YOU HAVE THREE KIDS AS WELL WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO THAT? >> AMEN TO WHAT SHE SAID FOR SURE ACCOMPLISH ONE LITTLE THING A DAY THAT'S HOW YOU CAN KEEP US SANE IN THE HOUSE

THE DAYS CAN FEEL LIKE THEY BLEND TOGETHER AND BECOME A BLOB SESSION READ A BOOK, PRACTICE DRIBBLING A BASKETBALL THEY CAN DO ONE OF THOSE THINGS AND THEY CAN SAY AT LEAST I DID SOMETHING, MAKE THEM SMALL GOALS OR BIG, GET SOMETHING DONE TODAY >> AND DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING LINED UP? >> WE HAVE CAMP AND SURFING AND SWIM TEAM AND WE HAVE MASKS AND SUNGLASSES >> YES

>> NOT THIS SUMMER >> A TV SHOW THAT YOU'LL HAVE TO DO IN A FEW MINUTES THANKS SO MUCH SAY HI TO THE GUYS THERE >>> IT'S THE MORNING OF MAY 29TH IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE AND THIS POWER PLANT IN THE RUSSIAN CITY AN AGING FUEL TANK IS ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE

OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS, 20,000 TONS OF PEOPLE WILL FLOOD ACROSS THE ARCTIC LANDSCAPE, LEAPING INTO THE SOIL AND POLICING THE RIVERS >> THE ENVIRONMENTALLY, THE SPILL WAS THE BIGGEST IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE WHAT HAPPENED? [ FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPOKEN ] >> WITH CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE MELTING ARCTIC PERMA FROST BE TO BLAME >> WHY WAS RUSSIA SO LATE? [ FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPOKEN ] >> WAY UP IN NORTH RUSSIA YOU FIND THIS SECOND LARGEST CITY IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE, SOME 200,000 PEOPLE LIVE THERE, A SHORT DRIVE TO THE WEST OF THIS CITY IS A POWER STATION, DEEP IN POWER SYSTEMS NUMBER 3 IT RUNS ON NATURAL GAS IT HAS A RESERVE STORED IN THE TANKS

TWO YEARS AGO INSPECTORS DISCOVERED THAT NUMBER ONE OF THEM NEEDED REPAIRS MAY 29TH IT WAS ABOUT FIRST OPENING ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, THE ALARM WAYS FIRST RAISED AT 12:55 LOCAL TIME 13 MINUTES LATER, IT WAS REPORTED TO THE CENTRAL SIBERIAN POWER BOARD A THOUSAND MILES AWAY

ONLY THEN, THE LOCAL EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WAS INFORMED, NEXT THE RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF ENERGY, BY EVENING A STATE OF EMERGENCY HAD BEEN DECLARED FOR THE REGION LITTLE ELSE IS HAPPENING AND THE RACE IS ON THE NEXT DAY THE COMPANY SAYS IT COLLECTS 100 DAYS OF FUEL AROUND THE TANK THE REST WAS KNOWING AWAY IT'S 400 METERS FROM THE TANKS TO THE FIRST STREET

THIS IS GOING TO THE RIVER 11 MILES TO THE LAKE AND THIS FEEDS THE ARCTIC USING SATELLITE IMAGERY WE TRACKED THE FLOW THE 30TH OF MAY, A LARGE AMOUNT OF DIESEL WENT DOWN STREAM AND IT'S IN THE LAKE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, IT REACHES THIS PART OF THE RIVER, IT'S THE ONLY NOW, THAT THE CLEANUP SPECIALISTS ARE ARRIVING

ONLY NOW, THAT IT PUTS CONTAINMENT ROOMS IN THE RIVER THEY SAY THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL BUT, VIDEO IS SHOWING THE SCALE OF THE DISASTER, IT AGAINST TO CIRCULATE ON LINE WE KNOW THE COMPANY SAYS IT'S HELPING ENERGY MINISTRY AND IN A VIDEO, PRESIDENT PUTIN SAID HE AND NATIONAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS HADN'T BEEN ALERTED STRAIGHT AWAY [ FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPOKEN ] >>> HE DECLARED A NATIONAL STATE OF EMERGENCY, HE KICKS OFF A BIGGER EFFORT, AND HE SHOWED TWO AIRCRAFT FROM THE EMERGENCY MINISTRY FLYING IN

AND THIS WAS THE SAME TYPE OF JET REPORTEDLY USED BY RUSSIA'S MAN VLADIMIR AND HE APPEARS THE NEXT DAY BY JUNE 6TH MORE THAN A WEEK NOW, A WEEK AFTER THE ACCIDENT, MORE TEAMS AND EQUIPMENT COME IN AND HE'S APPEARING ALONG THE RIVER BANKS AND BY THE 13TH OF JUNE TWO WEEKS AFTER, THE CLEANUP OPERATION HAS GROWN AND SOIL IS BEING REMOVED AND TREATED IN CONTAMINATED WATER ENVIRONMENTALISTS FEAR SPILLS HAVE SPREAD FAST FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] >>> WHAT WENT WRONG AT THE PLANT? IT'S RUN BY THE WORLD'S LARGEST NICKEL POLL LOAD YUM

THE TANK WASN'T FIT FOR USE THIS TROUGH IS A SAFETY FEATURE DESIGNED TO CONTAIN ANY LEAKS IT CLEARLY FAILED IT HAS A HUGE PROGRAM FOR SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT BUT PROSECUTORS HAVE NOW OPENED ANOTHER CRIMINAL CASE AGAINST THE EMPLOYEES RELATING TO POLLUTION FROM AS FAR BACK AS 2017 WAS THERE SOMETHING ELSE AT PLAY? CLIMATE CHANGE MAY BE TO BLAME

THE GROUND MAY HAVE DESTABILIZED CAUSING THE GROUND TO BREAK OPEN IT'S POSSIBLE ARCTIC LAND SURFACES IN RUSSIA AND ELSEWHERE ARE WARMER THIS YEAR THE ARCTIC IS BELIEVED TO BE WARMING TWICE AS FAST AS THE GLOBAL AVERAGE SIBERIA EXPERIENCED A RECORD BREAKING HEAT WAVE

BRITISH SCIENTISTS CONCLUDED IT'S ALMOST CERTAINLY THE RESULT OF HUMAN CAUSED CLIMATE CHANGE THE PER MAY FROST IS MELTING IN ALASKA THE MELTING IS HAVING AN IMPACT >> THE DANGER IS THAT THIS ICE TURNING INTO WATER AND MAKES THE UNDERGROUND SURFACE, AND THE SURFACE USUALLY SETTLES OR SOMETIMES COLLAPSES EVEN IF IT'S HAPPENING BELOW ANY INFRASTRUCTURE, THIS MAKES — IT'S VERY DANGEROUS FOR STABILITY OF INFRASTRUCTURE

>> IF THIS WAS THE CAUSE, IT HASN'T COME OUT OF THE BLUE RUSSIAN ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY THEY ARE WARNING OF THE RISK SINCE 2009 >> GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE IS AN EXCUSE FALLS LETTER FROM CORPORATE MANAGEMENT, NOT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE >> A FEW DAYS AFTER THE SPILL PROSECUTORS MOVED IN AND CHARGED SEVERAL WITH NEGLIGENCE

IT INCLUDES THE MAYOR FOR FAILING TO ORGANIZE AN EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND THE POWER PLANT DIRECTOR FOR CONTINUING TO USE THE TANK DESPITE SAFETY WARNINGS THE COMPANY SAYS IT COLLECTED MORE THAN 90% OF THE FUEL AND RUSSIA'S ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG IS SEEKING $2 BILLION IN ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES FROM THE FIRM BUT THERE IS NO GOOD CONCLUSION TO THE STORY NO IMAGES OF BIRDS BEING CLEANED UP OR FISH BEING RESCUED THE RIVERS AND THE LAND DIED LONG AGO KILLED BY HEAVY INDUSTRY

THE ARCTIC IS WARMING THE TRUCKS IS AGING ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY THIS IS ANOTHER WARNING THAT IF COMPANIES DON'T ACT, WE WILL SEE MORE OF THIS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER BUT LOVE

THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S WHAT I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP BUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM

>> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE IT READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGE AND POLICING WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> MORNING JOE ON NBC >> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILY >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND >> SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THE HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT E PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO IT IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

>> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER >> ARE YOU WORRIED THE TWO CRISES COULD DOVETAIL IN THESE PROTESTS? >>> AFTER DOWN PLAYING THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMED TO CHANGE COURSE ON TUESDAY, OFFERING THIS BLUNT ASSESSMENT >> IT WILL AT PROBABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, S GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER, SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE SAYING ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT'S THE WAY IT IS >> RReporter: M MINUTES LATER THE PRESIDENT PAINTING A ROSIER PICTURE >> THE VIRUS WILL DISAPPEAR

IT WILL DISAPPEAR >> Reporter: : YET, CASES ARE SURGING ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DEATH TOLL FROM COVID TRIPLING SINCE HIS LAST BRIEFING IN APRIL THE PRESIDENT NOW OFFERING THIS ABOUT FAFACE ONE DAY AFTER TWEETING A PHOTO OF HIMSELF WEARING ONE CALLING IT PATRIOTIC >> GOT A MASK

WHETHER YOU LIKE THE MASK OR NOT, THEY HAVE AN IMPACT THEY WILL HAVE AN IMPACT NEED EVERYTHING WE CAN GET >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS PUBLICLY WORN A MASK ONCE DURING A VISIT TO WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER LAST WEEK >> WEARING A MASK EK WAS AN ACT OF PATRIOTISM

IF THAT IS THE CASE, WHY DON'T YOU DO IT MORE FREQUENTLY >> I DO WHEN I NEED TO I CARRY THE MASK I WENT INTO WALTER REED HOSPITAL THE OTHER ALDAY I HAD THE MASK HERE

I WILL USE IT GLADLY >> YESTERDAY YOU TWEETED OUT AN IMAGE OF WEARING A MASK THEN LAST EVENING YOU WERE NOT WEARING A MASK AT YOUR HOTEL >> AT THE HOTEL I WAS FAR WAY FROM PEOPLE >> Reporter: NOTABLY ABSENT FROM TUESDAY'S BRIEFING, MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE INCLUDING THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR FAUCI WHO TOLD CNN BEFORE THE BRIEFING HE WAS NOT INVITED

FAUCI WAS ASKED TO RESPOND TO THE PRESIDENT CALLING HIM AN ALARMIST >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT OF AN ALARMIST THAT'S OKAY >> I CONSIDER MYSELF A REALIST THAN AN ALARMIST >> JOE BIDEN SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC

>> HE QUIT ON YOU AND THIS COUNTRY THIS ELECTION IS NOT JUST ABOUT HIM IT'S ABOUT US IT'S ABOUT YOU >> THE PRESIDENT PLANS TO DO THE BRIEFINGS QUITE OFTEN

>>> ON CAPITOL HILL THE TWO PARTIES SO FAR APART IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR IO A NEW ROUND OF CORONAVIRUS AID THAT WE KNOW WE NEED WILL THERE BE AN AGREEMENT DOWN THE LINE >> THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION WHEN IT COULD HAPPEN THE GOAL IS TO PASS A BILL BY THE END ?OF THE MONTH WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RUN OUT, WILLIE, B THERE IS SO MANY STICKING POINTS PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS A PAYROLL TAX CUT AND GOP WANTS MORE MONEY FOR SCHOOLS

BOTH SIDES SUARE SUPPORTIVE OF ANOTHER ROUND OF THE DIRECT PAYMENTS BUT A LOT OF THIS COMES DOWN TO DOLLARS AND CENTS HOW MUCH EACH SIDE IS WILLING TO SPEND AND, WILLIE, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE DIVISIONS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THEY STILL HAVE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT WITH D DEMOCRATS WHICH WILL BE EVEN HARDER >>> THIS MORNING AS THE NATION CLOSES IN ON 4 MILLION CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE CDC REPORTING THE TRUE NUMBER OF AMERICANS S INFECTED COULD BE AS MUCH AS 24 TIMES HIGHER IN SOME AREAS THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MOST OF MOTHE INFECTS LIKELY HAD NO DETECTED I BELIEVE ANTIBODIES AND HARD HIT CITIES ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO ACHIEVING HERD IMMUNITY, OWTHE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE WHERE THE VIRUS SLOWS

>> JUST EXHAUSTED THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR FOUR 1/2 MONTHS NOW >> IN A FULL- BLOWN COVID CRISIS, CALIFORNIA IS SURGING PAST 400,000 CASES, SET TO ECLIPSE NEW YORK FOR THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF INFECTIONS LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ONE OF IOS THE MOST DANGEROUS DHOT SPOTS FOR THE VIRUS, SHATTERING GRIM MILESTONES FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS >> ALMOST EVERY SHIFT YOU RUN AROUND LIKE CRAZY TAKING CARE OF NEW PATIENTS, KEEP YOUR PATIENT ALIVE

>> Reporter: H WITH TEAMS OF MILITARY, DOCTORS AND NURSES DEPLOYED TO EIGHT CALIFORNIA HOSPITALS FACING STAFFING SHORTAGES IN TAIGBI CITIES, A DEFINING NUMBER OF ICU BEDS ARE OPEN, RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE AT A BREAKING POINT >> WE ARE GETTING COVID PATIENTS TRANSFERRED FROM AS AS FAR AS 60, 70 MILES AWAY M BECAUSE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE AREA HOSPITAL >> Reporter: AS CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO TIGHTEN RESTRICTIONS, LOS ANGELES IS ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER SHUT DOWN IN MISSOURI, 19 STUDENTS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AFTER A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND PROM THE NEWS IN FLORIDA IS GRIM WHERE THE LAST SEVEN DAYS HAVE BEEN THE DEADLIEST FOR THE SUNSHINE STATE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN

>> WE ARE FLYING BLIND IN THE MIDDLELI OF THE WORST PANDEMIC IN 100 YEARS >> ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT STUFF THERE IS NEW RESEARCH OUT AND ZEROS IN ON OBVIOUSLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONCERNS ABOUT THE VIRUS AND NC THAT IS HOW DEADLY IT IS WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? >> TTHAT IS A DIFFICULT ANSWER FIVE TO TEN PEOPLE DIE FOR EVERYONE THOUSAND THAT ARE INFECTED WITH COVID MANY HAVE UNDERLYING YI HEALTH CONDITIONS BUT WHAT MAKES IT SCARY, THERE REMAINS SO MANY UNKNOWNS

>> THAT SO MUCH >>> THIS MORNING A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF TENSIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE US THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CH CONSULATE IN HOUSTON WHERE FIRE TRUCKS COULD BE SEEN OVERNIGHT AMID REPORTS OF SMOKE BILLOWING FROM THE BUILDING NEW VIDEO THIS MORNING EMERGED OF CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS

THEY HAVE BEEN N GIVEN UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT IT'S UNCLEAR D WHAT PROMPTED THE ORDER FROM WASHINGTON THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYING ONLY IT WOULD NOT TOLERATE CHINA'S VIOLATIONS OF ITS SOVEREIGNTY AND PEOPLE IT ORDERED THE CLOSURES TO PROTECT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICAN TR INFORMATION CHINESE FOREIGN CA MINISTRY CALLED IT UNPRECEDENTED ESCALATION AND PROMISED OMTO RETALIATE IF THE DECISION WASN'T REVERSED

TWO CHINESE HACKERS WERE WORKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT TO STEVE COVID RESEARCH AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TIES BETWEEN THE COUNTRIES DETERIORATING TO A NEW LOW D AMID A TRADE WAR, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND CI RECENT CRITICISM BY THE US OVER CHINA'S S HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN HONG KONG THIS OFFICE IN HOUSTON WAS THE VERY FIRST CONSULATE ESTABLISHED IN THE ENTIRE UNITED THSTATES BACK WHEN THE COUNTRY ESTABLISHED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS IN 1979

RIGHT NOW CHINA IS SAYING THE MOVE VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW AND PROMISE NECESSARY REACTION >>> OVERNIGHT A MASS SHOOTING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS >> POLICE SAY AT 'R LEAST 15 PEOPLE WERE WOUNDED AFTER A CAR DROVE PAST A FUNERAL HOME AND OPENED FIRE >> AT THAT TIME, THEY EXCHANGED GUNFIRE WITH A BLACK VEHICLE

>> THE SHOOT OUT CONTINUED UNTIL THE CAR CRASHED AND CAME TO A STOP THE THSUSPECTS BOLTED ON FOOT AUTHORITIES RECOVERED 60 SHELL CASINGS AT THE SCENE AND INVESTIGATORS HAVE YET TO DETERMINE A MOTIVE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED >> IT APPEARS THAT IT WAS BLAND BECAUSE AS THE PEOPLE WERE COMING OUT NGOF THE FUNERAL HOME, THEN THE SHOTS RANG OUT LIKE THEY WERE WAITING ON THEM >> Reporter: THE SHOOTING JUST THE LATEST IN ARE A SURGE OF GUN VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO

OVER THE WEEKEND, 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 12 KILLED THE CITY HAS SEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS NOVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN THREATENING TO RE SEND IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CHICAGO AND OTHER MAJOR CITIES TO STOP THE VIOLENCE >> WE ARE LOOKING AT CHICAGO, NEW YORK

LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS, ALL RUN BY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS >> Reporter: OR CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHT FOOT PUSHING BACK >> WE WILL NOT TOLERATE AND FIGHT AGAINST DEPLOYMENT OF UNNAMED FEDERAL SPECIAL SECRET AGENTS ON OUR STREETS TO DETAIN PEOPLE WITHOUT CAUSE THAT IS NOT E AT GOING TO HAPPEN IN CHICAGO AND IF WE SEE THAT, THE MINUTE WE SEE IT, WE WILL BE RUSHING INTO COURT TO STOP THAT FROM HANG

>> Reporter: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SENT FEDERAL AGENTS TO DYL PORTLAND, OREGON, WHERE THERE ARE PROTESTS SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S T DEATH NEARLY TWO MONTHS AGO OVERNIGHT A DEMONSTRATION TURNED VIOLENT TEAR GAS INTO A CROWD OF ABOUT 3,000 PEOPLE A FEW PROTESTERS SEEN BARRICADING THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEAMS AND SANDBAGS IN CHICAGO, RESIDENTS ARE BRACING FOR MORE VIOLENCE

>> I MSEE WHAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND IT'S NOT GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING I'M JUST AFRAID FOR THE CITY TO GO THROUGH THIS >> IReporter: POLICE IN CHICAGO SAY SIX OF THE VICTIMS ARE IN THE HOSPITAL IN SERIOUS CONDITION MEANWHILE IN NEW YO YORK, THE MAYOR IS STRONGLY OPPOSING THE DEPLOYMENT OF ANY FEDERAL RESOURCES HERE

>>> FOUR MONTHS INTO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC, BATHE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE IN ADDITION'S MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SOME PASSENGERS START TO TRICKLE BACK TO THE SKIES >> TRAVELERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID-19 ON AN AIRPLANE FOUR IN FIVE EXPRESSED THIS FEAR >> Reporter: A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO AIRLINES SAW PASSENGER LEVELS DROP OFF A CLIFF DOWN 95% THOSE LEVELS CLOSER TO 73, 74% LESS THAN LAST YEAR BUT THAT HAS STALLED

AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGED IN TH THE SOUTH AND WEST AS LONG AS WE SEE COVID-19 CONTINUE TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY AND WE DON'T SEE A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE REAL LIMITED NUMBERS IN TERMS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHTS >> SReporter: UNITED SAYS IT'S LOSING $25 MILLION A DAY DELTA SAYS IT'S DAILY CASH BURN RATE HIT $27 MILLION A DAY IN LATE JUNE DOWN FROM 100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH WITHFEDERAL AID EXPIRING IN OCTOBER, TENS OF MA THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS ARE FACING THE REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT

>> WE ARE TS PREPARING TO BE A SMALLER AIRLINE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS THAT'S WHY WE T HAD 20% OF OUR PEOPLE VOLUNTARILY RETIRE >> Reporter: DELTA CEO SAYS WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME, ANOTHER CHALLENGE IS THE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN BUSINESS TRAVEL WHICH INDUSTRY GROUPS SAY CAN ACCOUNT TO 60 TO 70% OF PASSENGER REVENUE THEN THE PATCHWORK RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC FROM STATE TO STATE WITH SOME E LIKE NEW YORK REQUIRING PEOPLE COMING FROM HOT SPOTS TO SELF QUARANTINE >> THAT IS A BIG DISINCENTIVE TO TRAVEL PERIOD

WHETHER YOU FLY OR DRIVE TO ANY OF THOSE 31 STATES, YOU HAVE TO SHELTER IN PLACE FOR 14 DAYS >> THE MAJOR CARRIERS REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR A MASK BUT FRONTIER IS THE ONLY AIRLINE CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS EXPERTS SAY WITH ALL THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR HEALTHY PEOPLE, NOW IS A RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL >> FROM A CLEANLINESS STANDPOINT, NEVER A BETTER TIME TO FLY THAN NOW BUT AIRPLANES ARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

TO BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE AROUND YOU — >> Reporter: ONE OTHER STORY LINE IN EXTHE NEXT FEW MONTHS REMEMBER THE 737 MAX? IT HAS BEEN UNDER REVIEW WITH THE FAA TRYING TO REEVALUATE ALL THE SOFTWARE, TO DETERMINE WHEN WILL THE MAX FLY AGAIN THAT PROCESS CERTIFYING THE MAX EXPECTED TO EXTEND INTO THE FALL AND MAYBE INTO THE WINTER >>> WE ARE JOINED BY ED BASS YEN, CEO OF DELTA AIRLINES IN ATLANTA GOOD MORNING GOOD TO HAVE YOU WITH US

I'M NOT USTELLING YOU ANYTHING YOU DON'T KNOW PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO FLY RIGHT NOW YOUR BOTTOM M LINE REFLECTS THAT AS TOM REPORTED WALK ME THROUGH EF THE PROCESS OF GETTING ON ONEHR OF YOUR PLANES FROM THE OAIRPORT TO THE FLIGHT TO LANDING TO GETTING OFF THE PLANE, WHAT IS IT LIKE TO FLY FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE SCARED BUT MAYBE CONSIDERING IT? >> Reporter: WILLIE, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, THANKS FOR HAVING US THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE TODAY IS REALLY POSITIVE

I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF ANXIETY INSPECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND FOR ROAD WARRIORS OUT FLYING FOR YEARS THE FIRST TIME BACK THERE IS A LEVEL OF ANGST THAT THEY NEED TO WALK THROUGH THE PROCESS WITH THE PLANES SANITIZING, ELECTROSTATICALLY FOG EVERY SEAT, SURFACE LEVEL BEFORE THE PLANE TAKES OFF HEPA FILTERS, THE FILTRATION SYSTEMS ARE CLEANER THAN THE AIR YOU AND I ARE BREATHING AIR WHEN YOU BREATHED IN A GROCERY STORE OR ANY PUBLIC VENUE

WE HAVE AVSPACE ON OUR PLANES WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT SPACE BOOK THE PLANES S TO 6% 0% FULL THERE IS A LOT OF SPACE ON THE PLANES EVERY MIDDLE EA SEAT IS BLOCKED AND THE AIRPORTS HAVE A LOT OF SEATS BLOCKED

FROM A CUSTOMER T STANDPOINT — WE GET THE FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS THEY SEE IT, A BETTER EXPERIENCE THAN JUST A TYEAR — ONE DATA POINT WE SURVEY THE CUSTOMERS AT DELTA, WE Y HAVE TAKEN PRIDE IN THE SERVICE PEOPLE PUT OUT THE PSCORES THE PAST JUNE WERE 20 POINTS HIGHER THAN THE JUNE PRIOR

WE REEXAMINED THE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE AND PEOPLE NEED A PLACE GO I THINK A LOT OF THE ANGST IS LESS ABOUT THE AIRPLANE AS COMPARED TO WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU LAND BUSINESSES AREN'T OPEN, HOTELS MAY NOT BE THERE, RESTAURANTS, THEME PARKS THAT'S PART OF THE EQUATION AS WELL >> LET ME EQASK YOU ABOUT MASKS

YOU ANNOUNCED YO THAT MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED ON THE FLIGHT BY EMPLOYEES AND TRAVELERS AS WELL WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE? WHAT IS THAT PROCESS LIKE? >> WE HAVE BEEN REQUIRING MASKS SINCE THE FIRST OF MAY WE HAVE BEEN STED KILLINGLY AND AGGRESSIVELY — STEADILY AND AGGRESSIVELY STEPPING UP THE POLICY YOU CAN'T BOARD A PLANE WITHOUT A MASK IF YOU BOARD THE PLANE AND INSIST ON NOT WEARING THE MASK WE INSIST THAT YOU DON'T FLY DELTA

WE HAVE OVER 100 O PEOPLE THAT WE PUT ON THE LIST WE IMPLEMENTED A NEW PROCEDURE THIS WEEK BECAUSE WE HAD HA SOME CUSTOMERS INDICATE THAT THEY HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS THAT MAKES WEARING A MASK DANGEROUS WE TOLD THEM YOU MAY NOT WANT TO FLY, TO RECONSIDER IF AIR TRAVEL IS THE RIGHT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION IF THEY DECIDE TO CONTINUE TO FLY WE D -HAVE A SCREENING PROCESS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER WHERE THE CUSTOMER WILL TALK TO THE DOCTOR BEFORE THEY GET ON THE PLANE TO ACTUALLY HAVE IT VALIDATED THAT THEY INDEED CAN'T WEAR A MASK >> CLEARANCE TO FLY PROCESS

LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS, NOW WE SAW THAT YOU ARE LOSING $27 MILLION A DAY, COMING OFF THE WORST QUARTER IN THE COUNTRY BLUNTLY AS THIS GOES ON, HOW DOES DELTA SURVIVE THIS HOW DOES THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SURVIVE THIS >> WE HAVE DONE A LOT AT DELTA

WHEN THE PANDEMIC STARTED, WE WERE BURNING CASH, LOSING ABOUT $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, 90 DAYS LATER WE GOT THE CASH BURN DOWN TO 27 DMILLION STILL A LOT OF MONEY BUT CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT FROM WHERE WE WERE ONE OF THE REASONS WE NTE WEWE BEEN ABLE TO STAND AS TOGETHER AS AN INDUSTRY AS WE HAVE IS BECAUSE OF THE CARES ACT AND THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS THAT ENABLED US TO PAY THE PEOPLE AND ENSURE THAT THE EMPLOYEES KEEP THEIR JOB AT FULL PAY FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, APRIL 1 THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER

THAT IS IMMEASURABLE IN TERMS OF THE HEALTH AND ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BUT THAT CARE ASSISTANCE IS NOT IN THE CASH BURN NUMBERS THE REAL CASH BURN IS DIFFERENT >> WILL YOU YNEED MORE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT? >> I DON'T KNOW, WILLIE WE ARE TRYING HARD NOT TO

WE GOT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES HERE TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR COSTS WE HAVE ALMOST 20% OF OUR EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE AGREED TO RETIRE STARTING RE AUGUST 1st WE HAVE MANY MORE THOUSANDS THAT VOLUNTARILY AN ARE TAKING TIME OFF WITHOUT PAY THE EMPLOYEES ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB OF TRYING TO O KEEP THE AIRLINE OF A FLIGHT I DON'T KNOW IF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE IS THE ANSWER

WHAT WE NEED IS A VACCINE, SOME MEDICAL CONFIDENCE BACK IN CONSUMERS AND CONTINUE TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN AIR TRAVEL >> WE WISH YOU GOOD LUCK THANK YOU OUFOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING WE APPRECIATE IT >> THANKS, WILLIE

>>> THIS MORNING TH THE NFL IS INCHING TO THE GOAL LINE TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE GRIDIRON SAFELY IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE TI REPORTS, THERE WILL BE NO PRESEASON GAMES IN 2020 TRAINING CAMP ROSTERS NORMALLY AT 90 LLPLAYERS WILL BE REDUCED TO 80 >> BY ELIMINATING THE PRESEASON GAMES THEY HAVE MORE TIME TO GET THEIR BODIES RIGHT AND AVOID TRAVELING AND SUBJECTING THEMSELVES TO UNNECESSARY Y RISKS FOR GAMES THAT DON'T COUNT >> REGGIE BUSH TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO REACT TO THE NEWS TWEETING I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE NFL PLAYERS ON ZERO PRESEASON GAMES THIS YEAR

THAT IS A GAME CHANGER ONE TWITTER USER ADDED IT WILL BE HARD FOR NG UNDRAFTED PLAYERS TO MAKE THE TEAM MEANWHILE, ON TUESDAY, THE NFL PLAYER'S ASSOCIATION AY REVEALED 59 PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 THE NEWS COMING A DAY AFTER THE LEAGUE AND THE UNION AGREED ON TESTING PROTOCOLS FOR CAMP PLAYERS MUST HAVE TWO NEGATIVE COVID TESTS BEFORE TAKING THE FIELD THEN DAILY CORONAVIRUS EXAMS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS BEFORE TESTING THEN HAPPENS EVERY OTHER DAY

AS LONG CAS THEY COLLECTIVELY STAY UNDER A 5% POSITIVE RATE THOSE MEASURES TH ON THE HEELS OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA BLITZ BY SEVERAL PLAYERS OVER THE WEEKEND EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION WITH THE LEAGUE'S TH SAFETY STRATEGY AT THE TIME MULTIPLE STARS INCLUDING RUSSELL WILSON, PATRICK MAHOMES AND JJ WATT SPEAKING OUT USING THE HASHTAG WE WANT TO PLAY AS PLAYERS CONTINUE TO REPORT TO CAMP THIS WEEK, EXPERTS SAY THERE IS PLENTY TO BE DONE OFF THE FIELD FOR IT A TO HAPPEN ON IT >> THERE IS A LOT THEY HAVE TO ADDRESS, PARTICULARLY THE FINANCIAL ASPECT

THOSE ARE SOME OF THE CRUCIAL TALKS IN THE AY COMING DAYS BEFORE WE KNOW THIS SEASON IS ABLE TO KICK ER OFF >>> ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE IS WHETHER OR NOT AJ W PLAYERS CAN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY WANT TO PLAY THHE BECAUSE THEY HAVE BSPECIAL CONCERNS OVER THE PANDEMIC WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THOSE INDIVIDUAL CHOICES >> NO REPLAYERS SAID THEY WOULD PULL OUT ESPN SAYS THE LEAGUE IS CONSIDERING OPTIONS

ONE IS TO GIVE PLAYERS A STIPEND IF THEY HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS AND THAT'S WHY THEY PULL OUT THEN OTHER PLAYERS THAT PULL OUT FOR OTHER REASONS MAY BE ABLE TO PUT THEIR CONTRACTS ON HOLD BUT NONE OF THE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FORMALLY YET >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> ASK A NEW YORKER WHAT SIGHTS AND Y'OV SOUNDS THEY REMEMBER FROM THE COVID OUTBREAK AND THEY EWILL LIKELY MENTION THE ENDLESS SIRENS, NIGHTLY CLAPPING FOR MEDICAL WORKERS AND THE TRIAGE TENTS THAT APPEARED OUTSIDE OF CITY HOSPITALS >> SEEING TENTS LIKE THIS AT MOUNT SINAI AND AROUND THE CITY WAS DIFFICULT

>> A REALLY S STARK SIGN THAT WE WERE MOVING INTO A SURGE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN >> THE TENTS, A DARK OMEN OF WHAT WAS TO COME THIS DOCTOR IS THE CHIEF AT MOUNT SINAI BETH ISRAEL >> BEFORE WE GOT A SINGLE CONFIRMED CASE, THE STRESS NOF HOW WE DO THE PPE SO WE WOULDN'T BE INFECTED AND GET ILL AND HOW DETRIMENTAL IT HAD BEEN >> Reporter: IT'S STILL DIFFICULT TO SPEAK ABOUT SUCH AN UNSPEAKABLE TIME

A REGISTERED NURSE AT THE HOSPITAL — >> BASICALLY YOU WOULD TREAT THE PATIENTS AND THEN YOU FELT LIKE THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO TO MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER AND THEY WOULD GET BETTER BUT GET WORSE AND, YOU KNOW, AS A NURSE, YOU DIDN'T FEEL LIKE YOU COULD DO YOUR JOB >> NEW YORK CITY IS WELL PAST THE PEAK OROF COVID BUT THE EMOTIONS TIED TO THAT PERIOD ARE ONLY BEGINNING TO CREST FOR ITS HEALTH CARE WORKERS >> WE EXPERIENCED MORE ME WITH THIS PHASE THAN THE PEAK WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO THINK DURING THAT TIME

>> Reporter: NOW THERE IS A SURPRISING REFUGE FOR THOSE MEDICAL WORKERS THOSE TRIAGE TENTS ONCE A NC SYMBOL OF THE CITY UNDER SEDGE, THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED BY MOUNT SINAI TO HELP THE HEROS >> AS SOON AS YOU STEP IN, THE LIGHTING CHANGES SO THAT YOU HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN SORT OF A FOREST OR AN OCEAN ENVIRONMENT AROUND DUSK WE USE DIFFUSERS WITH ESSENTIAL OILS TO CREATE FOREST FLOOR EXPERIENCES THAT LA AGAIN ARE EVIDENCE BASED TO CREATE A RELAXING EFFECT >>UP Reporter: THEY TURNED THE TENTS INTO RECHARGE ROOMS

>> I WAS SURPRISED IT LOOKS SO REALISTIC THE FIRST THING T I DID, GOES SAT DOWN IN THE CHAIR AND LOOKED UP AT THE TREE HERE AND IT WAS SWAYING I COULD FEEL THE BREEZE ON MY ARM AND THE CRACKLING OF THE FIRE AND IT WAS VERY REALISTIC >> Reporter: THE DESIGN OF THE SPACE IS GROUNDED IN NEURO SCIENCE

>> WE ARE LEVERAGING LITERATURE THAT FOCUSED ON THE IDEA THAT GREEN SPACES CAN IMPROVE YOUR BODY'S PHYSIOLOGY, LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE AND IMPROVED BREATHING AND RELATION >> IT SETTLED ME IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY DAY AND SORT OF LIKE STARTING NOVER AGAIN >> EReporter: WORKERS LIKE ROBERT REPORTED A 60% DROP IN STRESS LEVELS AFTER VISITING A TENT RECHARGE ROOM IN THE MOUNT SINAI SYSTEM THEIR SUCCESS PROMPTING OTHER HOSPITALS TO INQUIRE ABOUT SETTING UP SIMILAR SPACES

>> A WAY TO START FOCUSES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL- BEING OF THE PROVIDERS >> GREAT IDEA >> AMAZING INTERESTING THAT THEY ARE FEELING THE EFFECTS NOW W Y' AND NEED THAT NOW >> GREAT IDEA >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE ARE HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S WHAT I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

>> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH HE IS LYING EVERY DAY THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR

>> MORNING JOE ON MSNBC >>> WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I SAW THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS

>> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL >> IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES

>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDER HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THE HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO IT IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER >> ARE YOU WORRIED THE TWO CRISES COULD DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> SUING ATLANTA'S MAYOR FOR A MASK MANDATE THAT HE SAYS ARE TOO RESTRICTIVE BLAINE ALEXANDER JOINS ME FROM ATLANTA LET'S START OFF WITH WHY DID THE JUDGE RECUSE HERSELF

WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR? >> SAVANNAH, IT'S A STRANGE TWIST, NOT JUST ONE JUDGE BUT TWO JUDGES THAT HAVE RECUSED THEMSELVES FROM THE CASE THE FIRST JUDGE THIS MORNING THE RECUSAL CAME DOWN AS THE ARGUMENTS WERE GETTING READY TO START, AN HOUR AND A HALF OR SO BEFORE THE ARGUMENTS WERE GETTING READY TO START THAT WAS DONE BECAUSE THE JUDGE DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE ANY ILLUSIONS OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKED IMPROPER WITH THE CASE THE SECOND JUDGE RECUSED HIMSELF AS WELL BECAUSE THEY WERE IN INSPECTOR GENERAL UNDER GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP WHEN HE SERVED AS SECRETARY OF STATE NOW THE JUDGE — THE CASE IS ON THE THIRD JUDGE BUT IT COMES BACK TO THIS BACK AND FORTH THAT WE ARE SEEING IN GEORGIA BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF THE STATE AND THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR OF ATLANTA WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS IN ATLANTA

THE MAYOR SAYS, YES, SCIENCE AND DATA DRIVES HER DECISIONS THE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP IT'S IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND THEY SAY MASKS CAN HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 SHE WILL REQUIRE THAT THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE BELIEVES MASKS ARE NECESSARY, ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO WEAR THEM, HE BELIEVES A MANDATE GOES TOO FAR AND HE WANTS TO BLOCK THE CITY FROM IMPOSING THE ORDERS THAT ARE MORE OR LESS RESTRICTIVE WHAT HE PUT IN PLACE BECAUSE HE WANTS UNIFORMITY ACROSS THE STATE WITH POLICY >> WHAT HAPPENS NEXT HERE IN THIS CASE? WHERE DOES IT GO FROM HERE, NOW THAT WE KNOW TWO JUDGES HAVE RECUSED THEMSELVES? >> SO, WHAT WE WERE GOING TO HEAR IS A HEARING ON AN EMERGENCY INJUNCTION THIS WAS THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TO BLOCK THE MAYOR FROM EVEN FORBESING THE MASK MANDATE WHILE THE LAWSUIT SNAKED ITS WAY THROUGH COURT

WE ARE WAITING TO SEE WHERE THE LAWSUIT GOES THE STATE — IT'S ON THE THIRD JUDGE WE ARE EXPECTING THAT IT COULD COME BACK IN A COURTROOM ANY TIME SOON >> THANKS FOR THE UPDATE WHILE I GOT YOU, I HAVE TO ASK ABOUT CORONAVIRUS CASES IN GEORGIA WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW

THE STATE RECORDED 24,000 NEW INFECTIONS MONDAY WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING ABOUT THAT >> 2400 NEW CASES MORE THAN 2400 NEW CASES YESTERDAY IN A SINGLE DAY THE NUMBERS ARE HIGH

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAID, LOOK, THEY ARE GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION IF YOU LOOK AT THE SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE IN GEORGIA AT THE BEGINNING OF THE JULY VERSUS APRIL, THAT NUMBER HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY THE NUMBERS ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION GOVERNOR KEMP PUT MEASURES IN PLACE CERTAINLY HE HASN'T MANDATED MASKS AND IS NOT FOR THAT

BUT HE HAS DONE OTHER THINGS LIKE CAPPING PEOPLE, GROUPS OF PEOPLE GATHERING AT 50 IN PUBLIC PLACES, MANDATING SOCIAL DISTANCING, URGING PEOPLE TO WASH THEIR HANDS AND WEAR MASKS HE BELIEVES THAT WILL TURN THE NUMBERS AROUND AND GET THEM BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE EARLIER THIS YEAR WE ARE SEEING LOCAL LEADERS AROUND THE STATE OF GEORGIA WHO SAY THEY HAVE TO GO A STEP FURTHER THAT'S WHY YOU ARE SEEING NOT JUST ATLANTA BUT OTHER LOCAL LEADERS MANDATING MASKS AS WELL >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

I GOT TO SAY YOU DON'T MISS A BEAT, EVEN BATTLING THE GNATS OR MOSQUITOES, WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE SWATTING AWAY >> GEORGIA HEAT AND THE GNATS COME OUT >>> WE ARE LIVING A NIGHTMARE IT'S REAL, FRIGHTENING AND ABSOLUTELY AFFECTING THE COMMUNITY >> THERE WERE LESS THAN TEN CASES OF COVID- 19 WHEN THE GOVERNOR REOPENED THE STATE GAIN MAY

NOW THEY HAD MORE THAN 1200 >> PRIOR TO THE REOPENING, WE WERE AT SEVEN POSITIVE CASES, ZERO FATALITIES, ZERO HOSPITALIZATIONS FAST FORWARD TO DE TODAY AND THE NUMBERS ARE ASTOUNDING THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT >> LAST WEEK TEXAS REPORTED FIVE CONSECUTIVE MORE OF THAN 10,000 POSITIVE CASES AND SAW FOUR OF THE DEADLIEST DAYS SINCE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN

NUMBERS THAT ARE ESPECIALLY SCARY 'S IN COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS ONE >> %YOU ARE LOOKING AT UNINSURED, UNDER INSURED, HIGH PREVALENCE OF DIABETES, RU HYPERTENSION, OBESITY AND THE RISK FACTORS IMPACT THE COMMUNITY >> THE SMALL COMMUNITY ON THE US-MEXICO BORDER IS ALMOST ER ENTIRELY HISPANIC, A GROUP DYING FROM COVID-19 AT A HIGHER RATE THAN WHITE AMERICANS

THE LONE HOSPITAL WITHIN A 50-MILE RADIUS SERVES ROUGHLY 65,000 PEOPLE 48 BEDS AND NO INTENSIVE CARE UNIT >> WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY HOPING IT IS GETTING BETTER >> AS HOSPITALS ACROSS THE STATE REACH CAPACITY, SMALL RURAL FACILITIES LIKE THIS ONE ARE BEING PUSHED TO THE BRINK

>> DR VASS QUESTIONS IS THE COUNTY HEALTH AUTHORITY >> WE DID NOT S, PREPARE TO MANAGE ICU PATIENTS BUT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO TRANSFER THE PATIENTS >> Reporter: HE SAYS THE HOSPITAL NEEDS MORE STAFF AND OXYGEN TANKS THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO SEND SOME PATIENTS HOME WITHOUT THOSE RESOURCES, HE FEARS WHAT COULD COME NEXT

>> THERE WAS CASES — ALL THE BEDS ARE FULL WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE VENTILATORS TO N SEE R AND PATIENTS DYING IN THE CORRIDORS OR THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING SOMETHING FOR THEM >> Reporter: HOW CLOSE DO E YOU FEEL YOU ARE TO THAT >> I DON'T THINK WE HAVE MUCH TIME >> Reporter: AS HOSPITALS ARE TREATING COVID- 19 PATIENTS, TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT SENT SUPPLIES TO THE AREA INCLUDING A MEDICAL TASK FORCE TEAM TO HELP THOSE UNUNDATED HOSPITALS AND A MASS TESTING SITE ONE OF THREE IN THE COUNTRY TO TRACK AND CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

I TRAVELED ABOUT 50 ST MILES EAST OF STARK COUNTY TO EDINBURG, TEXAS TO SPEAK TO THE SITE ADMINISTRATOR THE LOCATION IS CLOSED AND IT'S UP TO THE COUNTY TO CONTINUE THAT TESTING >> THERE IS OVER 15 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND BORDERING ANOTHER COUNTRY IT'S PARAMOUNT

>> RATE OF INFECTION FOUR TIMES THAT OF MEXICO >> NO BORDER FOR DISEASE IT'S OUR CULTURE, BUSINESS TO HAVE PEOPLE FROM THE BART UNITED STATES GO TO MEXICO, WORK, TRAVEL, LEISURE TIME, THEN RETURN AND VICE VERSA >> Reporter: ONE OF MANY CONCERNS IN A CLOSE KNIT COMMUNITY WHERE STRONG FAMILY TIES CAN MAKE IT HARD TO STOP THE SPREAD >> MANY HOUSEHOLDS HERE ARE MADE UP OF THREE GENERATIONS OF PEOPLE %LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD

ASSOCIATION WE HAVE GRAND PARENTS, PARENTS AND GRANDKIDS WITH CLUSTERS OF PEOPLE BEING INFECTED >> Reporter: THEY ARE BRINGING IN REFRIGERATED OM TRAILERS AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS TO HELP AS THE DEATH TOLL RISES IN OSTARK COUNTY, MAYOR OF RIO GRANDE CITY WANTS WHAT IS BEST FOR HIS TOWN >> Reporter: DO % YOU THINK GOVERNOR ABBOTT WAS THINKING ABOUT COMMUNITIES LIKE YOURS WHEN HE ORDERED THE STATE REOPENED? >> I DON'T BELIEVE HE DID HOWEVER — HOWEVER WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TODAY TO CORRECT THIS

>> Reporter: A CORRECTION THAT MANY IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY SAY CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH >>> THE WHITE HOUSE IS MEETING WITH SENATE REPUBLICANS TODAY TO HAMMER OUT DETAILS FOR A SECOND CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PLAN GARRETT HAGUE JOINS ME FROM CAPITOL HILL WHAT DO SENATE REPUBLICANS WANT TO SEE IN THE NEXT STIMULUS BILL >> THERE IS A LAUNDRY LIST OF THINGS THAT THE REPUBLICANS LAID OUT THAT THEY WANT INCLUDED, FROM PROTECTING COMPANIES WITH LIABILITY PROTECTION, SO THEY DON'T GET S S SUE WHEN HAD THEY REOPEN TO FINDING WAYS TO FUND THINGS LIKE TESTING AND TRACING AND COVERING THEIR ECONOMIC BASES EC ON THE WAY

ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE, MITCH McCONNELL LAID OUT A COUPLE OF NEW ITEMS THAT WILL GO INTTHE BILL TAKE A LISTEN >> THIS MAJORITY IS PREPARING LEGISLATION THAT WILL SENT $105 BILLION TO EDUCATORS HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO SAFELY REOPEN WE WILL PROPOSE A TARGETED SECOND ROUND OF THE PPE WITH A SPECIAL EYE TOWARD HARD HIT BUSINESSES WE WANT ANOTHER ROUND OF DIRECT PAYMENTS — DIRECT PAYMENTS TO HELP AMERICAN FAMILIES KEEP DRIVING OUR NATIONAL COME BACK

>> ONE OF THE OTHER PIECES OF THIS, A MOVING TARGET, IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IT IS EXPECTED TO RUN OUT ON JULY 31st REPUBLICANS DON'T WANT TO KEEP THAT AT THE SAME LEVEL BECAUSE THEY ME FEEL IT IS AN INCENTIVE NOT GO BACK TO WORK THEY ARE OPEN TO CONTINUING UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE BUT WE HAVE TO FIND THAT GOLDILOCKS NUMBER WHAT IT IS AT LEAST A LITTLE RELIEF FOR SOME HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI WEIGHED IN

WHAT DID SHE SAY? >> SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE TIMING OF THIS THE HOUSE PASSED THE HEROS ACT THAT THEY CONSIDERED THE OPENING OFFER IN MAY THEY ARE WAITING % TO SEE THE SENATE ACT SHE THINKS THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT COULD GET DONE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH WHICH WOULD COINCIDE WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RUNNING OUT, IMPORTANT EARLY DEADLINE >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TIMELINE HERE AND TALK ABOUT THE DEADLINE

IS THIS GETTING DONE BEFORE THE AUGUST RECESS? >> TOUGH TO SEE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ROLLING DEADLINES FROM THAT ER UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RUNNING OUT T ON JULY 31st TO PPE FUNDING GOING OUT ON AUGUST 8th THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BEGIN THE AUGUST RECESS THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST McCONNELL DOESN'T KNOW IT CAN GET DONE BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK BUT THEY THINK AUGUST IS A REASONABLE TIMEFRAME THERE IS A LOT ON OF NEGOTIATING BUT LAWMAKERS WANT THAT TIME FOR THE LITTLES BIT OF AUGUST VACATION THAT THEY GET AND TO START THE REELECTION

SO THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PRESSURE ON FOLKS TO GET THE BILL DONE AND GET FOLKS BACK TO THEIR DISTRICTS AND STATES >> ALL RIGHT WE HAVE TO SEE THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT

THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A MEMORANDUM ON THE CENSUS TELL US ABOUT THAT >> SURE, THE PRESIDENT SIGNED A MEMORANDUM THAT ESSENTIALLY ND SAYS THAT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS CANNOT BE MEAN INCLUDED AS PART OF THE 2020 CENSUS THE TITLE OF THIS IS A MEMORANDUM ENSURING THAT AMERICAN CITIZENS RECEIVE PROPER REPRESENTATION IN PRCONGRESS THE WHITE HOUSE IS SAYING THAT GIVING CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATION TO UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS, QUOTE, WOULD BE W A PER OF VASHON OF OUR DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES

THIS IS CONTROVERSIAL WE HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF STATEMENTS COMING OUT OPPOSING THIS, THE ACLU SAYS THEY PRS WILL SEE THE PRESIDENT IN COURT THIS WILL BE IN LEGALLY CHALLENGED IT'S PART OF A BROADER EFFORT IT BY THE WHITE HOUSE TO ESSENTIALLY MAKE THE PRESIDENT EC LOOK PROACTIVE INSTEAD OF REACTIVE AND DEFENSIVE HE WILL NSSIGN HEA NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS IN COMING WEEKS AND THE WHITE HOUSE EXPECTS THAT THEY WILL BE CHALLENGED IN COURT

THIS IS LARGELY EX AN ELECTION YEAR PLAY FOR THE PRESIDENT IMMIGRATION PLAYS WELL WITH HIS BASE AND WE WILL SEE MORE ON THAT AND HEALTH CARE ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT IN RECENT DAYS >> LET'S GO TO THE BRIEFINGS A CLIP FROM THE LAST TIME THE PRESIDENT PARTICIPATED IN A TASK FORCE BRIEFING IN APRIL LET'S LISTEN REAL QUICK

>> I SEE THE DISINFECTANT KNOCKS IT OUT IN A MINUTE ONE MINUTE AND IS THERE TE AWAY WE CAN DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT BY INJECTION INSIDE OR ALMOST A CLEANING? >> THAT MOMENT OBVIOUSLY CAUSED A LOT OF CHATTER RIGHT AFTER AND THE PANDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE THAT APRIL BRIEFING WHAT KIND OF SHIFT CAN WE EXPECT IN MESSAGING TODAY? >> THAT IS NOT CA THE KIND OF BRIEFING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S AIDES HOPE HE HAS WHEN HE STEPS TO THE PODIUM IN A LITTLE BIT AT THE WHITE HOUSE THEY WANT HIM TO FOCUS NARROWLY ON CORONAVIRUS AND THE RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS, ESSENTIALLY HIS AIDES SAYING THAT THEY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE LOST CONTROL OF THE NARRATIVE

AMERICANS DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING AND THEY WANT THE PRESIDENT TO BE OUT THERE LOOKING AT IF HE IS LEADING ON THIS SO, YOU ARE LIKING TO HEAR HIM TALK ABOUT VACCINES THERAPEUTICS AND OTHER SUPPLIES GOING RE TO VARIOUS STATES AND EVERYTHING THAT HE IS DOING ON THE PANDEMIC THAT'S HOW THEY HOPE THAT HE WILL HANDLING THE BRIEFING WE TALKED TO OFFICIALS SAY SAY IT'S LIKELY TO BE OR THEY HOPE — YOU NEVER KNOW WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, THAT IT WILL BE SHORTER THAN WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE AND LOOK DIFFERENT FROM PAST BRIEFINGS

MEMBERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE WILL NOT BE THERE SO, THIS WILL BE THE PRESIDENT ALONE AT THE PODIUM TALKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE >> WE HEARD D A BIT THAT DR FAUCI — WHEN HE DID THE INTERVIEW WITH MARIA SHRIVER >> LET'S TATALK ABOUT MASKS

THIS WAS A DECISION THAT SHOULD BE MADE TO GOVERNORS, THE PRESIDENT TWEETED AN IMAGE OF HIMSELF WEARING A FACE MASK CALLING IT PATRIOTIC HOW DOES INTHE WHITE HOUSE EXPLAIN HIS PREVIOUS RELUCTANCE TO WEAR ONE? >> HE DID HE CALLED WEARING MASKS PATRIOTIC AND NO ONE IS MORE PATRIOTIC THAN HIM THEN HE WAS AT HIS OWN HOTEL IN WASHINGTON, DC

PA AND DIDN'T WEAR A MASK SO, A BIT OF MIXED MESSAGING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WHICH IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN SINCE THE START OF THEMAN WHEN IT COMES TO MASKS WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH McENANY WAS ASKED %AND LET'S TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE SAID >> WHY THE MIXED MESSAGING ON THIS CRITICAL HEALTH ISSUE THAT SAY IT'S CRITICAL TO FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC >> THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CONSISTENT THAT MASKS ACCORDING TO THE CDC ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED

>> HE HASN'T WORN A MASK >> THE PRESS SECRETARY SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT IS TESTED SOMETIMES PL MULTIPLE TIMES A DAY WE THOUGHT HE E WAS TESTED ONCE A DAY ANOTHER REASON HE THE WHITE HOUSE HAS GIVEN FOR WHY THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T NEED TO WEAR A MASK BECAUSE MASKS PROTECT OTHERS FROM YOU IF YOU WERE ASYMPTOMATIC AND SPREADING THE VIRUS THEIR ARGUMENT HAS BEEN THAT G E PRESIDENT IS TESTIFIED SO OFTEN THAT HE DOESN'T NEED TO WEAR ONE

I EXPECT THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL BE ASKED TO WEAR THIS AT THE BRIEFING LATER TODAY HE SENT THIS MIXED MESSAGE >> YOU ARE GOING TO BURY ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA YOU WILL T BURY ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA >> ONE OF THE BIGGEST ACTS IN COUNTRY MUSIC CHANGING THE GROUP'S NAME

>> LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD CHANGE THEIR NAMES T TO LADY A >> THAT IS WHAT A LOT OF FANS HAVE BEEN CALLING THEM FOR A LONG TIME >> THEY WERE REGRETFUL AND EMBARRASSED THAT THEY DIDN'T TAKE INTO HAACCOUNT SLAVERY IMPLICATIONS IN THE WORD ANTEBELLUM A BLUE'S SINGER WAS USING THE NAME FOR DECADES AFTER WHAT ID SEEMED LIKE PROMISING INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES, LADY ANTEBELLUM DECIDED TO SUE ANITA WHITE SAYING SHE DEMANDED $10 MILLION FOR A NAME THEY ALREADY TRADEMARKED

I SPOKE TO HER >> TO COEXIST YOU COULD ST COEXIST THE FIRST CONTRACT SAID WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ORT ENSURE [ INAUDIBLE ] WHAT DOES BEST EFFORT MEAN

SO, S THE SECOND CONTRACT COMES BACK AGAIN, WE WILL DO OUR BEST EFFORT >> AT WHAT POINT DID $10 MILLION, $5 MILLION FOR CHARITY AND 5 MILLION FOR YOU OR WHATEVER THE BREAK UP WAS — >> $10 MILLION CAME IN BECAUSE WE ASKED THEM SPECIFICALLY FOR DETAILS ? ABOUT HOW COEXIST ASSISTANCE WOULD WORK? LET'S DEFINE WHAT BEST EFFORTS ARE >> Reporter: THE BAND TRADEMARKED IN 2011 AND THEIR FANS HAVE CALLED THEM THAT SINCE 2006 >> DID YOU TRADEMARK YOUR NAME AS WELL? >> I NEVER TRADEMARKED MY NAME? THE SMART THING TO DO, NO THINKING ABOUT IT NOW

BUT I HAVE BEEN LADY A SINCE BEFORE THEY WERE ALIVE JUNE 11th h IS WHEN THEY MADE IT PUBLIC >> THE MAN REGISTERED THE NAME FOR LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES IN 2011 AND RECORDINGED IN 2013 THE BAND IS NOT ASKING FOR MONETARY DAMAGES SOME CALLED IT T PAINFULLY IRONIC TO GET RID EDOF ANTEBELLUM THEY ARE NOW SUING AN ACTUAL BLACK WOMAN

IT BEGS THE QUESTION, IS ND THIS DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD? HOW COULD AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST CONTINUE TO APFLY WITH A WHITE BAND THAT SOLD MILLIONS OF ALBUMS TAKES ON THE SAME NAME >> YOU FELT THEY WERE BEING — >> BLACK LIVES MATTER, IN ORDER TO BE AN ALLY, YOU NEED TO BE WILLING TO SACRIFICE G SOMETHING YOU NEED TO PUT POWER AND MONEY BEHIND YOUR NAME YOU NEED TO PUT ACTION BEHIND WHAT YOU SAY

YOU CAN'T JUST SAY WE ARE NOT RACIST ANY MORE SO WE WILL NO LONGER GO BY THE KU KLUX KLAN, WE WILL GO BY THE KKK THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU LLLESS RACIST >> HOW MUCH THDID THIS PLAY INTO THE FACT WITH YOU BEING A WOMAN, ESPECIALLY A BLACK WOMAN >> I THINK THE THAT I AM A BLACK WOMAN AND THEY THOUGHT I WAS IRRELEVANT PLAYED INTO IT I DON'T THINK THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GET THE RESPONSES THEY DID

I'M NOT GIVING UP >>> WELCOME BACK THERE IS A NEW CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING ON INSTAGRAM TODAY CALLED HASHTAG SHARE THE MEDICAL MIGHT >> IT'S ABOUT AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF BLACK WOMEN FINANCE 40 ARE HOPING TO BRING MORE AWARENESS MTO THE HEALTH CARE OBSTACLES WOMEN FACE AS PATIENTS

WE HAVE DR JESSICA SHEPHERD FROM DALLAS, TEXAS AND DR JENNIFER LINCOLN WHO WORKS IN PORTLAND, OREGON THANK YOU U FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING >> THANK YOU

DR JESSICA, LET ME START WITH YOU TELL US BEHIND THE CAMPAIGN AND HOW IT WORKS >> THE CAMPAIGN WAS STARTED BY DR RENE PARRO AND DR

LAUREN POWELL THE REAL IMPACT WAS TO GROUP 40 FINANCE OF COLOR AND 40 FINANCE THAT ARE NONCOLOR AND GROUPING THESE 80 WOMEN TOGETHER TO GET THE IMPACT OF WOMEN IN MEDICINE TO SHARE OUR VOICE, EXPERIENCES, STRUGGLES AND TRIUMPHS >> DR JESSICA, ONE OF THE PRIMARY HEALTH Y CARE TOPICS THAT YOU PLAN TO BRING THE ATTENTION IS JENNIFER FLOWERS, THE MORTALITY IN BLACK WOMEN SOMETHING THAT SI KNOW IN ITMY CIRCLES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT

TALK TO US ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY YOU KNOW, WHEN WE THINK OF SYSTEMIC RACISM AND HOW IT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN, WE SEE THAT TRANSPIRING INTO MORTALITY RATE WE KNOW 4 TO 6 TIMES LIKELY A BLACK WOMAN WILL DIE FROM MATERNAL EY MORTALITY THE STATISTICS ARE STAGGERING THE ISSUE IS TAKING THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF BLACK WOMEN, THAT THERE IS A RACIAL BIAS AND WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THAT WHEN WE THINK ABOUT RACIAL INEQUALITY AND HOW IT IMPACTS MOM AND BABY AS WELL

>> AND, DR JENNIFER, YOU ARE A WHITE DOCTOR WORKING WITH A POPULATION IN PORTLAND, NOT AS DIVERSE AS MANY CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY YOU FEEL IT'S NECESSARY TO DISCUSS THESE INEQUITIES HOW DID YOU GET ON BOARD >> AS AN OBSTETRICIAN I CHANGE FOR EMERGENCIES THAT ARE EXTREMELY RARE, ONE IN 100, ONE IN ONE THOUSAND, ONE IN TEN THOUSAND

I AM EXPECTED TO KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THEM, EVEN THOUGH THERE MAY NOT BE AS MANY BLACK WOMEN, I HAVE TO BE READY TO HANDLE THE RACIAL DISPARITIES THAT S COME WITH THEIR CARE I WAS INVITED INTO THIS CAMPAIGN AND WHEN I HESAW THAT DR SHEPHERD WAS IN ON IT, I SAID ASK IF SHE WILL PAIR WITH ME I LOOK UP TO HER SO MUCH, WHAT SHE HAS DONE >> DR

JESSICA, GOING INTO SOME OF THE DETAILS OF SPECIFIC CONDITIONS, YOU DEAL WITH A LOT OF WOMEN THAT SUFFER FROM FIBROIDS JULY IS FIBROID AWARENESS MONTH YOU SAY THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE SIGN FIRSTHAND DISPARITIES WITH TREATMENT? >> ABSOLUTELY I HAVE HATED NUMBERS LUHAOF WOME WALK INTO MY OFFICE WHO HAVE BEEN ONLY OFFERED AN MY OPTION OF HYSTERECTOMY WHERE THERE ARE COUNTLESS OF WAYS TO HANDLE THAT MEDICALLY AND SURGICALLY TO SEE FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE AS A BLACK WOMAN PHYSICIAN, BLACK WOMEN COMING IN AND SEEING THAT RACIAL DISPARITY IN MY FACE ALLOWED ME TO BE LONGER TALKING ABOUT THE OPPRESSION THAT WE SEE IN HEALTH CARE AND TO ALLOW WOMEN TO SEE REPRESENTATION IN MYSELF AND O GET THE WORD OUT THERE FOR ALL FINANCE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COMING TOGETHER, WE CAN ALL TACKLE WEAND WE CAN ALL DO BETTER

>> WE BEADDRESS A LOT OF RACIAL BIAS IN THE MEDICAL CARE SYSTEM HOW DO WE DO BETTER FOLLOWING THE PEOPLE LISTENING THIS MORNING WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO? >> I THINK THAT IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I LOVE ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN IS HAVING ACTION ITEMS AND TAKING ACTION THAT WE CAN USE, EVEN FROM JUST TODAY ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE MISSED THROUGHOUT DECADES WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RACIAL INJUSTICES, NO MATTER WHAT AREA THAT WE LOOK AT IS THE ABILITY TO VOICE OUR CONCERN BUT REPRESENTATION WE TAKE OVER IG ACCOUNTS AND SHARE THE MEDICAL MICS, WE ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE SEEN AND ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE HEARD THROUGH THE PLATFORM OF OTHERS BUT AS WE CONTINUE THIS IN THE IFUTURE, WE ARE HOPING TO SEE THAT WE CAN BE A VOICE OF ADVOCACY FOR REPRESENTATION IN THE FUTURE SO WE CAN SHARE NTOUR VOICE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO DECREASE THE DISPARITIES IN RACISM AND HEALTH CARE

>> I LOVE THE WHOLE IDEA THAT YOU ARE SHARING SO THEY CAN LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT EACH OTHER ARE YOU HOPING Y FOLLOWERS LEARN ABOUT BLACK WOMEN DOCTORS IN VARIOUS FIELDS AS WELL AND WHAT THEY AND YOU GUYS FACE AS THE CHALLENGES OF BEING MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS? >> YEAH, YOU KNOW, DR JENNIFER LINCOLN IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST PROFOUND WHEN YOU THINK OF WHITE WOMEN IN MEDICINE THAT IS VERY OPEN THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT WE ARE HAVING AND THIS IS HOW WE WILL COMBAT THAT AND ALLOWING HER VOICE TO BE HEARD FROM SOMEONE THAT IS NOT BLACK TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF HER COLLEAGUES AND HER PATIENTS AND I CAN'T HAVE PICKED A BETTER PARTNER CON TINUE THIS

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE MIC TO MAKE SURE WE ARE BEING HEARD AND PEOPLE CAN ALSO PERPETUATE — >> DR JESSICA SHEPHERD AND DR JENNIFER LINCOLN, THANK YOU SO MUCH THE TAKEOVER HAPPENS TODAY SO YOU CAN FOLLOW THEM ON #SHARETHEMEDICALMIC >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GET TO OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FRYER, FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWS

COM AND GET A STARTED ON THIS WEDNESDAY >> Reporter: THE US WILL PAY DRUGMAKER PFIZER AND GERMAN BIOTECH FIRM $15 BILLION TO PRODUCE 100 DOSES OF THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IF IT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAID THE VACCINE WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO AMERICANS AT NO COST HERE IS THE SECRETARY ALEX AZAR >> WE ARE MAKING THE COMMERCIAL SCALE VACCINE RIGHT NOW AS WE GROW THROUGH THE CLINICAL TRIALS AND DOING THAT AT RISK USING THE FULL POWER OF THE US GOVERNMENT AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO THAT

>> BAD NEWS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND THE HARVARD INCOMING HIRSCHMAN CLASS THE UNIVERSITY SAID THE STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CAMPUS THIS FALL HARVARD AND DOZENS OF SCHOOLS SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WHICH WANTED TO BARR WARNED STUDENTS TAKING ONLINE COURSES ONLY BOTH SIDES HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT SO THAT THE STUDENTS COULD STAY BUT HARVARD SAID THAT DEAL DOES NOT COVER ABOUT 200 NEWLY ADMITTED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND THEY WORKING WITH LAWMAKERS HOPING TO EXTEND THE AGREEMENT TO FRESHMAN >>> IN CHICAGO THE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL SOMEONE IN A CAR OPENED FIRE ON A GROUP OF PEOPLE LEAVING THE FUNERAL LAST NIGHT

15 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND TWO ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION WITH MANY MORE IN SERIOUS CONDITION THE SHOOTING IS THE LATEST INCIDENT WITH CHICAGO SEEING A SURGE IN VIOLENCE THIS SUMMER >>> THE TENSIONS BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA ARE ESCALATING

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ORDERING CHINA TO CLOSE THE HOUSTON CONSULATE IN THE NEXT 17 HOURS SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO CONFIRMED THE NEWS THIS MORNING >> WE ARE SETTING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATION ON HOW THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IS EXPECTED TO BEHAVE AND WHEN THEY DON'T WE WILL TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND OUR ECONOMY >> THE HOUSTON POLICE AND FIRE OFFICIALS RESPONDED REPORTS THAT DOCUMENTS WERE BEING BURNED AT THE CONSULATE LAST NIGHT HOURS AFTER CHINA WAS NOTIFIED AT THE CLOSURE THE SPOKESPERSON FOR CHINA SAYS THAT CHINA WILL RETALIATE IF THE U

S DOES NOT REVERSE THE DECISION THIS IS ONE DAY AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ACCUSED CHINA OF SPONSORING HACKERS TARGETING THE COVID-19 VACCINE RESEARCH >>> ALASKA WAS RATTLED BY A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE, 78 MAGNITUDE

IT TRIGGERED A TSUNAMI WARNING AND SOME KODIAK RESIDENTS EVACUATED TO HIGHER GROUND AT THE HIGH SCHOOL THE TSUNAMI WARNING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES OR SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU, JOE

WE WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU AGAIN IN A LITTLE BIT >>> THE HOMES IN FLORIDA ARE IN CRISIS MODE AND THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AND FACILITIES HAVE DOUBLED IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS OUR CORRESPONDENT DASHA BURNS IS IN FLORIDA, THE MOST LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES IN THE STATE >> Reporter: THIS IS POSING A MAJOR THREAT TO THE ELDERLY POPULATION ONE IN FIVE RESIDENTS HERE ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65

THE STATE HAS 154,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN NURSING HOMES OR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS THE CASES AMONG THE RESIDENTS AND STAFF AT THESE FACILITIES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED THIS AS THE LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS ON HIGH ALERT EARLIER TODAY GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS TWEETING AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON MORE ACTION THE STATE IS TAKING TO TAKE CARE OF THESE FACILITIES HE SAID THAT IN MARCH I DIRECTED THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SEND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS TO ALL FOR THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

WE ARE NOW DEPLOYING THESE THINGS FOR A SECOND STATEWIDE MISSION THE LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY ARE ALSO SOUNDING THE ALARM EARLIER TODAY I SPOKE WITH PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE LEADING H FLORIDA, A GROUP THAT REPRESENTS THE AGING SERVICE PROVIDERS AND LISTEN TO HOW HE DESCRIBES THE SITUATION IF COVID-19 WERE HURRICANE IT WOULD BE CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IN FLORIDA THE NATION KNOWS THERE HAS BEEN A SPIKE IN CASES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS IN FLORIDA

THE REASON THAT IS IMPORTANT TO US IN THE LONG TERM CARE FIELD IS THAT THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES ARE THE MICRO CAUSES OF THE CITY >> Reporter: THEY EMPHASIZED THAT WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE OF NURSING HOMES IS IMPACTED BY WHAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE IN THE TOWNS AND COMMUNITIES RIGHT NOW THE SPREAD OF COVID IS SO HIGH IN THESE AREAS WHERE THE EMPLOYEES LEAVE, AND THAT IS OFTEN HOW THE VIRUS ENDS UP IN THE NURSING HOMES THEY ARE ASKING FOR MORE SUPPORT, MORE PPE AND MORE TESTING THEY WANT QUICKER TURNAROUND OF TESTING AS WELL IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE POPULATION

>>> TENNESSEE IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL THE STUDENTS ARE RETURNING TO CLASS FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY WITH NEW RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE TO KEEP THEM SAFE THE CLASSES HAVE FEWER STUDENTS WITH MORE SOCIAL DISTANCING THE MASKS ARE AVAILABLE AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT NOT MANDATORY BLAYNE ALEXANDER TAKES US INSIDE OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE

>> Reporter: HERE IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE OUTSIDE OF NASHVILLE IT IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL BUT LOOKS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TYPICALLY LOOKS BECAUSE OF THE 2000 STUDENTS AT THE ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS, ONLY ABOUT A FIFTH OF THEM ARE COMING BACK TODAY THEY ARE DOING THIS IN STAGGERED SHIFTS WITH STUDENTS ONLY COMING TO CLASS ONE OUT OF EVERY FIVE DAYS A WEEK AND THE OTHER FOUR DAYS WILL BE VIRTUAL LEARNING IN ADDITION TO THE PARTITIONS INSIDE, DISTANCING AND WASHING STATIONS, TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND THAT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED FOR THE CHILDREN THEY SAID THEY WILL MAKE THIS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE THE PRINCIPAL SAID THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE IT FUN BUT REALLY TRYING TO EDUCATE THE STUDENTS EVERY SINGLE DAY ON WHAT THIS HYGIENE LOOKS LIKE

WHAT IT MEANS TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND TO WEAR A MASK, THINGS LIKE THAT TWO IMPORTANT THINGS, IF PARENTS DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE BRINGING STUDENTS BACK THEY CAN OPT OUT FOR ALL VIRTUAL LEARNING THE OTHER THING IS THAT IT IS GOING UNTIL LABOR DAY AT THAT POINT THE DISTRICT SAID THEY WOULD REEVALUATE TO DETERMINE, IF ANYTHING, NEEDS TO CHANGE >>> THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE BORDER COMMUNITY IN ARIZONA

THE SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF POSITIVE CASES PER CAPITA IN THE US >> WE SAW THE SPIKE MUCH LATER THAN OTHER PEOPLE HAVE RIGHT NOW BASED ON 100,000 POPULATION WE ARE THE COUNTY WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF CASES IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA

>>> OUR NBC NEWS REPORTER YVONNE HILLIARD JOINS ME FROM ARIZONA AND WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE? >> Reporter: WE HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH ATTENTION THE PHOENIX AND TUCSON AND IN THE MAIN POPULATION OF ARIZONA SANTA CRUZ COUNTY IS THE COUNTY THAT HAS THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA POSITIVE COVID RATE IN THE STATE YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME WHICH IS ACTUALLY NEW MEXICO, ABOUT 22,000 FOLKS THERE IS A LOT OF CROSS-BORDER TRACK IT, AND YOU CAN SEE THE STREET BEHIND ME IS QUIET THIS WOULD NOT BE A NORMAL SUMMER HERE

BUT WHAT YOU SEE IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY IS CONTINUALLY HIGH NUMBER OF FOLKS TESTING POSITIVE NOT ONLY IS THIS THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA POSITIVE RATE BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE % OF THE FOLKS GETTING TESTED IT COMES BACK POSITIVE AND THAT PERCENTAGE IS STAGGERINGLY HIGH THAT IS OVER 33% AND YESTERDAY LOAN THE PERCENTAGE POSITIVE RATE IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WAS 55% COMPARE THAT TO MARICOPA COUNTY AND PHOENIX, ONLY 19% THAT IS THE INDICATION OF THE DEMAND AND NEED FOR EXTENDED TESTING TO GET GOOD CONTROL ON THE SPREAD IN THIS AREA

>> ONE THING, SPECIFICALLY WHERE YOU'RE AT, THIS IS A TIGHTKNIT COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND INTERACT CLOSELY TOGETHER WHAT CAN KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHEN THAT IS SORT OF HOW THEY LIVE THEIR? >> Reporter: THERE ARE MANY MULTI GENERATIONAL HOMES AND OVER 80% LATINO, A VERY TIGHTKNIT COMMUNITY THERE'S ALSO A SIGNIFICANT PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION OPERATION WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE WORKING IN THAT LINE OF BUSINESS WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT AN ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE, THAT IS ESSENTIAL TO GET THE CROPS FROM MEXICO INTO NORTH AMERICA TO THIS PART THAT HAS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF DISTRIBUTION COMING THROUGH NOGALES EVERY YEAR

I SPOKE WITH THE OWNER OF ONE OF THOSE DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AND HE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO KEEP THE WORKFORCE SAFE WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF WORKING FROM HOME I WAS ALSO TALKING WITH DR PHILIP WILLIAMS THAT WORKS AT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER WHICH DOES 70% OF THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDING ACROSS THIS COUNTY HE WAS TELLING ME THAT BECAUSE OF THE TIGHTNESS OF THE COMMUNITY, AND IN THE WAY IN WHICH THE BUSINESS AND ECONOMY OPERATE YEAR, THAT'S A BIG REASON YOU SEE THE SPREAD

HERE IS PART OF MY CONVERSATION WITH DR WILLIAMS >> IT'S VERY COMMON TO HAVE MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES IN ONE HOUSE WITH MOM, THE KIDS, GRANDMOTHERS AND AUNTS ALL LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF THAT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST STRENGTH BECAUSE THE FAMILY IS A SOURCE OF PRIDE BUT FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT IT HAS PROVEN TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE

>> Reporter: THAT IS WHERE DR WILLIAMS SAYS AT SOME POINT, DISCUSSING WITH A COLLEAGUE OF HIS THAT WORKS AT THE HEALTH CENTER, AND SHE CONTRACTED COVID HERSELF AND WAS OUT OF WORK AT THE HEALTH CENTER FOR TWO WEEKS HER HUSBAND ALSO CONTRACTED IT, WORKING AT THE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION CENTER, OUT OF WORK FOR TWO WEEKS AND BOTH OF THEIR KIDS TESTED POSITIVE AS WELL THAT HAS JUST ONE INCIDENT OF HOW THE FAMILIES HERE ARE IMPACTED >> I KNOW YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WORKING IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND WHAT HAS THE STRAIN BEEN LIKE ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THIS COMMUNITY? >> Reporter: LET'S JUST LOOK AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT

THE NOGALES FIRE DEPARTMENT IS 42 FOLKS STRONG AT ONE POINT THEY HAD SEVEN DOWN IT ONE TIME THAT TESTED POSITIVE THESE FOLKS ARE DIRECTLY INTERACTING, FOR THE MOST PART, WITH COVID PATIENTS THAT NEED HELP THE COMMUNITY NORTH OF NOGALES ALSO HELPING OUT I SPOKE WITH THE CHIEF FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND HE WAS TELLING ME THEY HAVE ALREADY TRANSPORTED 216 INDIVIDUALS FROM NOGALES TO THE HOSPITALS IN TUCSON, OVER AN HOUR NORTH OF THERE

THAT IS 260 INDIVIDUALS TAKEN FROM THE HEALTH FACILITIES HERE TO GET TREATMENT HAVE BEEN TUCSON I WANT YOU TO HEAR FROM THE LONGTIME CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR HERE TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT IS NEEDED IN A COMMUNITY LIKE THIS >> WE HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WE KNOW FROM THAT EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WERE THE RATE OF COVID-19 HAS DRAMATICALLY DECREASED THEY IMPLEMENTED MEASURES TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN

WE KNOW WHAT IT IS BUT WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AS A COUNTRY AND TO LEAVE CERTAIN DIVISIONS ASIDE TO MAKE IT WORK OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE DONE IT THERE'S NO REASON WE CANNOT DO IT >> Reporter: WHAT YOU ARE HEARING FROM THE DOCTORS NOT ONLY ON AN EMPHASIS OF STATES WORKING TOGETHER, THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMING UP WITH A COHERENT PLAN BUT THE NATIONAL ISSUE AT PLAY, AND THIS IS ESSENTIALLY ONE CITY THERE IS TYPICALLY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOLKS TO GO BACK AND FORTH FOR WORK AND TO SHOP AT THE STORES BUT THAT IS NOT TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW

THAT IS WHY THE FOLKS IN THIS TOWN EMPHASIZED THERE NEEDS TO BE A TRANS- INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP FOR THE ECONOMIES IN THESE BORDER COMMUNITIES LIKE NOGALES TO PICK UP, OPEN UP SAFELY, AND TO REBUILD THEMSELVES INTO THE COMMUNITY >> I KNOW A LOT OF WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA AND OUR BORDER AT IMPERIAL COUNTY, SIMILAR STORIES GOING ON AT A LOT OF THE BORDER COMMUNITIES LET'S TALK ABOUT THE COUNTY ECONOMY YOU MENTIONED PEOPLE GETTING SICK AT THE PRODUCE PLACE AND WHERE THEY PROVIDE A LOT OF JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY HOW ARE THEY DOING? >> Reporter: I SPOKE WITH THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT JUST A BIT AGO

AGAIN, THIS COMMUNITY, YOU CANNOT SEPARATE COVID FROM OTHER POLICIES ENACTED IN THE PAST WHEN WE LOOK AT THE BORDER WALL BEHIND US WITH BARBED WIRE ALIGNING THE WALL ITSELF WITH THE EMERGENCE OF COVID THERE IS AN EXTRA LAYER OF APPREHENSION, OF FOLKS GOING BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES BOTH SIDES FOR DAYS AT A TIME CLOSED OFF ACCESS TO MEXICO

AND IN THE US OFFICIALS CLOSED OFF AMERICAN ACCESS TO NONESSENTIAL WORKERS RIGHT NOW ONLY ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE ARE ALLOWED TO COME IN HERE LOOKING TO SHOP AT THE STORES ARE NOT ABLE TO COME OVER RIGHT NOW WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY DRYING IT UP AND FORCING THE STORES TO CLOSE

THEY DON'T HAVE THAT WALK ABILITY ACCESS YOU WOULD NORMALLY SEE HERE BUT AGAIN IT THE SIZE THIS IS OVER YEARS AND DECADES OF POLICY YOU GET TO THIS POINT AND WHEN YOU HAVE A PANDEMIC HIT, IT IS UNFORTUNATELY THE PERFECT CRUX FOR THE COMMUNITY TO STRUGGLE ECONOMICALLY NOT ONLY DO WE NOT HAVE FOLKS WORKING BUT IT ALSO PUTS THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE FOLKS WORKING AT THOSE PRODUCE TIGHT PLACES, THEY ARE SORT OF WAITING ON HOLD >> THAT IS A DIFFICULT THING WE SEE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, A DOUBLE WHAMMY OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND ECONOMY

THANK YOU FOR REPORTING ON THIS FOR US >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS ARE GETTING CLOSE TO THE NEW YORK CORONAVIRUS CASE TOTAL OUT DO WE GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL EVERYWHERE IN THE US

? WE HAVE THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR AND SENIOR SCHOLAR AT JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER OF HEALTH SECURITY FIRST IT WAS THE NORTHEAST AND NOW IN THE WEST, AND WHAT LESSONS CAN THE CURRENT HOT SPOTS, THE PLACE IS JUST EMERGING WITH SOARING CASES TAKE FROM THE STATES IN THE NORTHEAST THAT OF ALREADY DEALT WITH A SURGE IN CASES AND SEEING THINGS FOR THE MOMENT MANAGEABLE? >> IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE, THEY HAVE TO BUILD TO DO WITH THE CASES IF YOU DON'T HAVE ADEQUATE CONTACT OR ACCESS TO TESTING WITH RAPID TURNAROUND YOU WILL FIND THE VIRUS BY RALLYING AND SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL THERE IS A METHOD TO DEALING WITH THE VIRUS AND WE SAW THAT IN TAIWAN, SOUTH KOREA AND IN THE NORTHEASTERN STATES AT A LATER STAGE THAT IS HOW WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS VIRUS GOING FORWARD

WE HAVE TO BE VERY AGGRESSIVE AND NOT ALLOW THESE TRANSFORMATIONS TO START >> THE US IS INVESTING HEAVILY IN A VACCINE AND I KNOW THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT FEELS HOPEFUL THE TALK ABOUT BUT THEY ARE GOING TO PAY PFIZER AND BIOTECH NEARLY $2 BILLION FOR THE VACCINE BUT HOW DO YOU MAKE A VACCINE ACCESSIBLE ENOUGH TO GET IT WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE, AND WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT WHERE THE STUDIES ARE AT PROVING IT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE? >> Reporter: WE ARE MOVING VERY RAPIDLY >> EVEN THE GOVERNMENT IS STRIKING DEALS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF THE VACCINES

WHAT WILL HAPPEN I THINK WHEN THE VACCINE BECOMES AVAILABLE, AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THE EARLIEST IN 2021 YOU WILL SEE WHERE CERTAIN HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS MAY BE THE FIRST TO GET VACCINATED THIS WILL BE SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR OUT-OF- POCKET BUT LIKELY ABSORBED BY TAXPAYER FUNDS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE WILL BE FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD TRYING TO GET THE VACCINE I THINK IN THE U

S IT WILL BE SOMETHING RELATIVELY EASY TO FIND AND PEOPLE WILL HAVE AN ACCESS TO IT BUT THE QUESTION IS TO GET ENOUGH PEOPLE THAT WANT TO TAKE IT WITH THE ANTI-VACCINE MOVEMENT ALREADY ADVOCATING AGAINST THIS VACCINE WE WANT TO VACCINE BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN REMOVE THIS VIRUS >> THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT NEXT IS MANY AMERICANS AFRAID OF GETTING THE VACCINE AND OF COURSE THERE IS THE ANTI- VACCINATION IN GENERAL BUT BEING ON THE FRONT LINE TO GET A VACCINE TRYING IT OUT WHEN IT'S NEW, MAKING PEOPLE NERVOUS, AND WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THAT AND WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO PEOPLE? >> THEY WILL HAVE A VACCINE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE IT IS UP TO MANUFACTURING RIGHT NOW

THAT IS WHAT OPERATION WARP SPEED IS ABOUT IS TO MAKE THE VACCINE BEFORE WE HAVE THE DATA IT'S A FINANCIAL RISK, BUT NOT SAFETY RISK WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PATIENT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE WITH DIFFERENT GROUPS, AND THEN PEOPLE CAN MAKE A DECISION HOPEFULLY WE HAVE ENOUGH SAFETY DATA THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ASSURED THEY ARE GETTING AS SAFE VACCINE WHOSE RISK IS NOT WEIGHED BY THE NORMAL VACCINES OF THE PAST >>> SOME PEOPLE ARE WONDERING AND THEY ARE GETTING TO A POINT WHERE THEY WANT TO DO THINGS AND EXERCISE DURING THE PANDEMIC

PEOPLE ARE RUNNING OUTSIDE WITH THE GYMS CLOSED BUT RUNNING WITHOUT A MASK WHAT IS THE RISK OF BEING NEAR SOMEONE THAT IS RUNNING AND NOT WEARING ONE, POTENTIALLY BREATHING HEAVY? >> THIS VIRUS DOES NOT TRANSMIT IN FLEETING CONTACT BUT PROLONGED CONTACT WITHIN 10 OR 15 MINUTES WITH EACH OTHER I DON'T THINK WEARING A MASK WHILE RUNNING IS NECESSARY OR IF YOU'RE RUNNING WITH FRIENDS AND ALREADY MIXING, THAT COULD POSE A PROBLEM IT IS LIKELY NO REAL TRANSMISSION SO I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OBVIOUSLY TRANSMISSION CAN OCCUR BUT NOT A MAJOR RISK, SO I THINK RUNNERS ARE FAIRLY SAFE AND HEALTHY WITHOUT WEARING A MASK

>> I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, DR AMESH ADALJA >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE A WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THE CITY OF CHICAGO WAS ROCKED BY VIOLENCE OVERNIGHT WITH 15 PEOPLE AND INJURED AFTER A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL HOME >> WHAT MAKES THIS INCIDENT ESPECIALLY HEINOUS IS THAT SHOOTERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS THAT HAD GATHERED TO MOURN THE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN WHO HAD HIMSELF LOST HIS LIFE ONLY WEEKS BEFORE

>> NBC NEWS REPORTER SHAQUILLE BREWSTER JOINS ME THIS IS SO TRAGIC CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE KNOW THAT HAPPENED? >> Reporter: THIS HAPPENED AROUND 6:30 PM LAST NIGHT OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL HOME

THERE WERE MOURNERS FOR SOMEONE THAT LAST WEEK LOST THEIR LIFE IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING AS THE MOURNERS WERE LEAVING THE FUNERAL HOME, A BLACK VEHICLE PULLED UP, DROVE BY OPENING FIRE INTO THE CROWD WE KNOW THAT 15 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WOUNDED INCLUDING 10 WOMEN AND 5 MEN SOME OF THE MOURNERS RETURNED FIRE AND THE CAR TURNED A CORNER CRASHING INTO PARKED CAR AND THE SUSPECTS FLED THAT IS WHAT WE SAW

WE HAVE VIDEO OF WHAT HAPPENED RIGHT NEXT TO IT WITH SOME SURVEILLANCE VIDEO YOU COULD SEE PEOPLE RUNNING AND HEAR THE SHOTS YOU CAN LISTEN AND WATCH THE VIDEO VERY QUICKLY RY % QUICKLY , [GUNFIRE] , >> THE NEIGHBORS DESCRIBED THE SCENE AND YOU HEARD THAT

IT WAS AKIN TO A WAR ZONE AS I MENTIONED, 15 PEOPLE ARE INJURED AND MOST OF THEM ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE TWO OF THE 15 ARE IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES WHEN THEY WERE BRIEFING THE MEDIA THIS MORNING >> THAT VIDEO IS SO DIFFICULT TO WATCH I KNOW YOU MENTIONED THE SUSPECT FLED AND WE KNOW THAT THE POLICE MADE ONE ARREST AND WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SUSPECT? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT

THEY MADE ONE ARREST AND ARE CALLING THIS PERSON A PERSON OF INTEREST THEY SAID THEY DID NOT MAKE CONTACT OR ARE NOT AWARE OF THE ACTUAL SHOOTER WE DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS THE ACTUAL SHOOTER BUT THEY HAVE SOMEONE IN CUSTODY, A PERSON OF INTEREST HERE IS WHAT THE LEAD DETECTIVE SAID ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION, AND WHERE IT STANDS >> WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL WITNESSES TO HELP OUT WITH THIS CASE

WE BELIEVE THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND IN THE CROWD THAT KNOW THE SHOOTERS THEY KNOW WHO DID THIS INCIDENT WE ARE SEEKING, PLEASE, HELP THE DETECTIVES WITH THIS INVESTIGATION THIS JUST CANNOT HAPPEN YOU CANNOT DRIVE DOWN THE STREET INDISCRIMINATELY SHOOT INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE AND IN FLEE THE SCENE TO MAKE GOOD YOUR ESCAPE

>> Reporter: YOU CAN HEAR THE PLEA FOR ANYONE WITH INFORMATION TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES WE DID HEAR FROM THE MAYOR AND POLICE SUPERINTENDENT THEY BELIEVE IT IS GANG RELATED WE KNOW GANG VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IS A DRIVING CAUSE OF VIOLENCE IN THE CITY AND THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, ASKING PEOPLE TO STEP UP IF THEY HAVE VIDEO THAT IS IF THEY KNOW WHO IT MIGHT BE THERE ASKING THEM TO STEP UP TO HELP BREAK THE CYCLE OF SHOOTING, RETALIATION, AND ANOTHER SHOOTING

THEY SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND THAT NOW IS THE TIME FOR IT TO END >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TALKING ABOUT HIS PLANS TO TRY TO MAKE THIS STOP HE SAID HE PLANS ON SENDING FEDERAL TROOPS TO CHICAGO TO DO WITH THE SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE AND HOW IS THE CHICAGO MAYOR RESPONDING? >> Reporter: THAT REALLY PUTS CITY OFFICIALS IN AN AWKWARD POSITIONING ON THE ONE HAND THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THE VIOLENCE IN THE CITY WE SAW THAT THIS LAST YEAR WITH 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS, ALMOST 50% INCREASE IN THE HOMICIDE

THE MAYOR WAS OPEN EVEN BEFORE THE COMMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY, THAT HE IS OPEN TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE DEALING WITH THE ROOT CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID THIS IS A DRUG AND GANG PROBLEM, A GUN PROBLEM SHE IS OPEN TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN ADDRESSING THOSE ISSUES WHAT SHE IS OPPOSED TO IS OCCUPYING FORCE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT IS THE THING WE SAW IN PORTLAND WITH FEDERAL AGENTS, NO INSIGNIA MANNING POSTS AND PERFORMING ARRESTS

SHE WANTS TO AVOID THAT SITUATION THE LANGUAGE WE ARE HEARING SO FAR IS OPEN ARMS SHE IS WELCOMING THE SUPPORT TO COME IN AND SAYS THE SUPPORT FROM WHAT SHE IS HEARING WOULD BE IN THE FORM OF FBI AGENTS THEY WOULD ASSIST THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS IT WOULD BE WITH FEDERAL PARTNERS THAT THE CITY ALREADY HAS BUT HAS WARNED THE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND TO THE PRESIDENT, WHITE HOUSE, THAT IF SHE SEES A FORCE SIMILAR TO WHAT SHE SAW IN PORTLAND THAT SHE WILL BE READY TO RUN INTO COURT, HER WORDS

IT'S A BALANCING ACT OF TRYING TO ACCEPT HELP BUT MAKING SURE THAT THE BASIC CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF THE EVERYDAY CHICAGOANS IS UPHELD >> YOU PUT THAT SO ELOQUENTLY THANK YOU, SHAQ, A DIFFICULT STORY TO BE REPORTING ON >> Reporter: THANK YOU, SAVANNAH >>> THE RACE AND POLITICS ARE COLLIDING IN AMERICA AND THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR AND AHMAUD ARBERY ARE SPARKING NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE

THE BRAND-NEW PRIME TIME SHOW, THE READOUT, JOINING ME NOW, JOY, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW SHOW AND I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU IT IS STARTING THE WEEK WITH A BANG WITH THESE POWERHOUSE READINGS THE CALL FOR POLICE REFORM, REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS AND WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON ALL OF THIS? >> FIRST OF ALL IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU AND I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME ON I'VE BEEN COVERING THE BLACK LIVES LET MATTER BLACK LIVES OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE NOT BEEN TREATED LIKE THEY MATTER THEY MATTER TO OUR MOMS AND DADS BUT NOT TO THE INSTITUTION

WHAT WE SEE IS A COMBINATION OF BLACK LIVES MATTER PROLIFERATING THROUGH THE DEMAND FOR THE POLICE REFORM AND FOR THEIR POLICING LACK, BROWN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND TAXPAYERS AND WHO IS WILLING TO CONTINUE TO PAY FOR SERVICE HARMING AND KILLING YOU DISPROPORTIONATELY IT IS WORKING OUT WITH THE TEARING DOWN OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS WHY WOULD WE HAVE A MONUMENT TO SELF-DECLARED FOREIGN COUNTRY THAT WANT ALL PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE ME TO BE A SLAVE FOREVER THAT WAS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES

BUT THESE THINGS ALL GO TO THE ROOT TOGETHER YOU WERE TALKING TO SHAQ ABOUT THE INTENT OF DONALD TRUMP TO SEND FEDERAL FORCES INTO PLACES LIKE CHICAGO, ONE GREAT BOOKING WE HAD ON THE SHOW WAS LORI LIGHTFOOT, MAYOR OF CHICAGO SHE SAID CLEARLY THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NOT SEND BASICALLY A PERSONAL MILITIA HE HAS CREATED HIS OWN SORT OF SECRET POLICE FORCE THAT HE WANTS TO SICK ON THE BLACK COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE DEMOCRATIC MAYORS ITS APPOINTED MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE QUOTING IN MIAMI THAT WHEN DILUTING STARTS THE SHOOTING STARTS

HE MADE HIMSELF O'CONNOR IN THIS CIVIL RIGHT SITUATION, USING FEDERAL FORCE TO DRAMATICALLY INFLICT VIOLENCE ON THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT HE SEES THAT AS A MOVEMENT AGAINST HIM I THINK WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS PERVERSION OF THE FEDERAL SYSTEM, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FEDERAL POWER IT'S IRONIC WE JUST LOST JOHN LEWIS AND THAT ERROR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS A CALVARY THAT CAME INTO LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO WALK THE LITTLE BLACK KIDS IN THE SCHOOL AND INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, TO BEAT BACK THE BULL CONNOR'S OR THE PEOPLE THAT BEAT JOHN LEWIS

DONALD TRUMP IS SIDING WITH THE PEOPLE THAT BEAT JOHN LEWIS WHICH IS PRETTY IRONIC >> YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD POWERHOUSE BOOKINGS IN A FEW DAYS OF YOUR SHOW, MENTIONING LORI LIGHTFOOT, AND JOE BIDEN INTERVIEWED, AND HE MADE HEADLINES AFTER SAYING HE HAD FOUR BLACK WOMEN ON THE VICE PRESIDENT SHORT LIST TELL US WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW AND GETTING THAT OUT OF HIM ON YOUR SHOW ON THE FIRST DAY >> I BEEN ASKING PEOPLE PRESUMABLY ON THE LIST LIKE SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS AND OTHERS, SUSAN RICE, PEOPLE PRESUMED TO BE ON THE SHORT LIST CONGRESSWOMAN BASS OUT OF CALIFORNIA

REALITY IS THAT BLACK WOMEN ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THEY ARE THE MOST HIGH TURNOUT VOTERS IN THE UNITED STATES THEY BOTH MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP, AND THEY BOTH PRIMARILY FOR DEMOCRATS SAYING THAT THE JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGN WAS FLATLINED UNTIL HE GOT TO SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE PRIMARILY BLACK WOMEN VOTERS ENLISTED HIM YOU HEARD KAMALA HARRIS SAINE IN ONE DEBATE THAT BLACK WOMEN SHOW UP FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT THE PARTY IS NOT ALWAYS SHOWING UP FOR US

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN THIS MASSIVE WASHINGTON POST OP-ED BY SEVEN PROMINENT BLACK WOMEN, LATOSHA BROWN, TIFFANY CROSS, INCREDIBLY POWERFUL BLACK WOMAN WITH HUGE PLATFORMS SAYING THAT BLACK WOMEN NOW NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THE TICKET WE KNOW WE WILL NOT HAVE A WOMAN PRESIDENT IF JOE BIDEN WINS, BUT A BLACK ONE PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT WOULD SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO THE CONSTITUENCY OF THE VOTERS HE SAID HE HAD FOUR BLACK WOMEN ON THE LIST I WONDER ABOUT THE STRATEGY OF NOT BEING MORE DEFINITIVE ABOUT SAYING HE WILL MAKE THIS COMMITMENT WHEN HE HAS DONE THAT WITH THE SUPREME COURT, HE SAID HE WOULD PUT A BLACK WOMAN ON THE SUPREME COURT, IT WAS AN INTERESTING STRATEGY

IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO HE PICKS BUT I THINK YOU WILL SEND A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO THE CORE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, IF A BLACK ONE IS HIS CHOICE >> LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU FOR A MINUTE YOU HAVE YOUR OWN FANTASTIC SHOW ON NBC FOR LONG TIME BUT NOW THE FIRST LIKE WOMAN TO ANCHOR A PRIME TIME CABLE SHOW WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR TO THE MOST? >> A BIG UP TO MY HOME FOR FOUR YEARS WITH A FANTASTIC PRODUCING TEAM I BELIEVE THE BEST IN TELEVISION, CABLE NEWS THAT I WORKED WITH, AN INCREDIBLE SHOW

IT IS STILL THERE SO HOPEFULLY THEY STILL TUNE INTO AM JOY I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING IN THE CENTER OF THE NEWS DAY FOR THE WEEKEND SHOW WHAT IS MORE PERSPECTIVE BUT THE NEWS IS BREAKING SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

MUCH OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO DO IS TO ANALYZE THE WEEK AND LOOK BACK AT IT WHEN YOU'RE IN THE HEART OF IT IT'S A VERY EXCITING THING TO BE AT THE CENTER OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NEW CYCLE AND PARTICULARLY COMING FROM DC WHERE THE SHOW WILL BE BASED IN THEY WILL BE HOT OFF THE PRESS AND THEY WILL COME OUT OF THE CAPITAL AND WE WILL GRABBED THEM WE WILL BE ON TOP OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE THAT IS IN TERMS OF TAKING THE MOVEMENT IN THE STREETS AND MAKING IT INTO REAL PRODUCTIVE CHANGE AND LOSS WHICH IS THE GAME CHANGER >> IN ADDITION TO THE INCREDIBLE GUESTS DUE HAVE SHOWN US YOUR BOOKING AND WILL GRAB, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TIME TO HAVE YOUR VOICE IN THE LINEUP ON NBC

I MISS YOU AND WISH WE COULD BE DANCING TOGETHER LIKE WE HAVE BEEN OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS THAT IS ONE THING WE CAN DO AS COHOSTS >> WE HAVE A WHOLE DANCE TROUPE WE ARE ACTUALLY LIKE ATTAIN WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THIS CAN HAPPEN AGAIN

WE HAVE TO GET OUR MOODS TOGETHER TO GET IT BACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA I MISS YOU TOO, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND YOU ARE DOING GREAT CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU >> THANK YOU, JOY REID CATCH THE READOUT ON NBC AND WE WILL BE WATCHING YOU, AND WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU

>>> A GROUP OF BIG-CITY MAYORS ARE CALLING ON CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF FEDERAL OFFICERS IN PORTLAND, OREGON FEDERAL OFFICERS TARGETED PROTESTERS WITH TEAR GAS AND FLASH BANGS AGAIN OVERNIGHT WITH PROTESTERS GATHERING NEARLY 2 MONTHS PROTESTING THE POLICE VIOLENCE AFTER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD I HAVE AND McLAUGHLIN JOINING ME FROM PORTLAND AND WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE TODAY? >> Reporter: LET ME STEP OUT OF THE WAY TO SHOW YOU THE SCENE OUTSIDE OF THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE THIS IS AGENTS AND PROTESTERS AND YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE POWER WASHING AND CLEARING OUT THE REMNANTS OF THE TEARGAS FROM LAST NIGHT THEY JUST SET UP A STEEL BARRICADE THAT IS COME DOWN TWICE WITH PROTESTERS STORMING THE BARRICADE

THEY WERE ABLE TO BREACH IT ON TWO OCCASIONS AND EACH TIME PUTTING IT BACK UP AGAIN YOU NOTICE TO THE RIGHT THEY ARE REINFORCING THE BARRICADE WITH THE CEMENT WALL CLEARLY AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROTESTERS ARE UNABLE TO BRING THAT DOWN AGAIN THE CITY IS BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE LAST NIGHT THE VIOLENCE WAS SIMILAR TO THE PREVIOUS NIGHTS THAT WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE WITH PROTESTERS STORMING THE FEDERAL COURT AND LAST NIGHT THEY TRIED TO SET FIRE TO THE PLANKS ON THE WINDOWS AND CONFRONTED FEDERAL AGENTS AND WERE BEATEN BACK WITH TEAR GAS, BATONS, AND OF COURSE THE VIOLENCE CLEARING OUT IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS

THE SITUATION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS PRETTY CALM BUT VERY CLEARLY BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER ENCOUNTER TONIGHT >> I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BEEN THERE AND SEEING WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING AND SPEAKING WITH PROTESTERS, AND ONE WAS ACTUALLY ARRESTED BY FEDERAL AGENTS LAST NIGHT, AND WHAT DID SHE TELL YOU? >> Reporter: SHE IS A LAWYER AND MOTHER OF TWO AND PART OF THE SO-CALLED WALL OF BOMBS, MOTHERS IN PORTLAND COMING TOGETHER TO CONFRONT FEDERAL AGENTS AND DESCRIBES TO ME WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE WAS ARRESTED SHE SAID SHE WAS CHARGED WITH TWO CHARGES, ONE OF HITTING OR ASSAULTING A FEDERAL AGENT THE SURCHARGES SHEET DISPUTES SHE SAID SHE FELT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO COME OUT HERE OVERNIGHT WHEN THE RIDING IS GOING ON AND LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE RIOTING

>> WHAT IS HAPPENING TO COMMUNITIES OF COLORS, BLACK MOMS AND INTEGRATED COMMUNITIES HAS TO STOP IT HAS TO STOP IF IT TAKES A BUNCH OF WHITE BODIES ON THE LINE TO GET ATTENTION TO MAKE IT STOP, IT SHOULDN'T IT SHOULD NOT TAKE THAT, BUT IF THAT IS WHAT IT TAKES I WILL BE THERE FOR THAT AS HORRIBLE AS IT WAS, THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING IN THE BLACK BODIES FOR DECADES

GETTING PICKED UP IS TERRIBLE BUT I AM HOME THEY ARE NOT HOME THEY DON'T GET TO GO HOME >> Reporter: SHE IS ONE OF MANY PROTESTERS THAT I'VE SPOKEN TO THAT SAID THEY WANT TO BE OUT HERE AND THAT THEY WANT THEIR VOICES HEARD THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO EXERCISE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT THEY ARE NOT ANARCHY IS THAT THE PRESIDENT PAINTED ALL INVOLVED IN THESE CLASSES

THEY ACTUALLY HAVE ACTUAL GRIEVANCES AND THAT THEY ARE PEOPLE, AND THEY WANT THEIR VOICES HEARD >> WHAT A POWERFUL INTERVIEW WITH THE IMAGES OF THE WALL OF MOMS JUST SOMETHING SO POWERFUL THE OREGON ATTORNEY GENERAL IS IN COURT TODAY TAKING ACTION OF HER OWN WHAT DOES SHE WANT DONE? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT THE HEARING TOOK PLACE OVER THE COURSE OF AN HOUR AND A HALF BUT ACTUALLY HAPPENED INSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, JUST BEHIND ME

ESSENTIALLY SHE IS ARGUING THAT FEDERAL AGENTS HERE NEED TO HAVE A RESTRAINING ORDER SHE WANTS A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND FEDERAL AGENCIES SHE ARGUES THEY ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS HAPPENING IN PORTLAND BUT SPECIFICALLY TO THE CASE OF ONE PROTESTER, MARK PATTY BOONE, 29 YEARS OLD AND HE WAS APPROACHED BY FEDERAL AGENTS AND DID NOT REPRESENT WHO THEY WERE OR SAY WHO THEY WERE BUT THEY PULLED HIM INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HE SAID HE WAS COMPLETELY TERRORIZED

POINTING TO THAT AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS THAT THE RESTRAINING ORDER IS NECESSARY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN COURT TODAY DID NOT DISPUTE THE ACCOUNT OF MARK PETTYBONE IN THE ARGUMENT BUT SAID IT COULD BE ADDRESSED IN CIVIL COURT AND THAT A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER WOULD BE AN OVERREACH THAT WAS THEIR ARGUMENT NOW IT IS WITH THE JUDGE AND IT'S UNCLEAR WHEN WE WILL GET A ROLLING ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER >> Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH AND STAY SAFE

>>> WE ARE ABOUT TO HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT AT ANY MOMENT ON FIGHTING VIOLENCE IN CITIES ACROSS AMERICA THIS COMES AFTER HE THREATENED TO DEPLOY FEDERAL AGENTS TO CITIES LIKE CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND PHILADELPHIA OUR SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON PETTYPIECE JOINS ME NOW WHAT CAN WE EXPECT HERE? >> Reporter: THIS IS PART OF THE THEME BY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN TO GET THE NARRATIVE SHIFTED ONTO THE CRIME, SAFETY AND LAW AND ORDER THAT IS WHERE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADVISERS DELIA STRONGER PUTTING THAN WHERE IT COMES TO THE CORONAVIRUS WHICH HE FAILED FOR MONTHS TO BREAK THROUGH TO GET PUBLIC OPINION SUPPORT

MOST AMERICANS DO NOT APPROVE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS SO THEY ARE TRYING TO SHIFT THE NARRATIVE AND FOCUS, AND IT AWAY SHIFT THE PUBLIC FEAR FROM THE FEAR OF THE CORONAVIRUS TO A NARRATIVE OF FEAR OF VIOLENT CRIME AND ANARCHY THAT IS WHERE YOU SEE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADS WITH BUILDINGS BEING BURNED AND WINDOWS BEING SMASHED THAT IS WHAT MESSAGE THEY WANT TO GET, OFF OF THE CORONAVIRUS THEY THINK THAT THE FEAR OVER THE CORONAVIRUS IS A HARD PASS FOR THE PRESIDENT BUT FEAR OF PUBLIC SAFETY, PROPERTY AND ANARCHY THEN THEY THINK MAYBE HE HAS A CHANCE OF OVERCOMING THESE BAD POLL NUMBERS AT THIS POINT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SAID TO HOLD ANOTHER BRIEFING ON THE CORONAVIRUS TODAY AS WELL AND HE RESUMED IT YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS, SINCE APRIL

MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE WERE NOT INCLUDED BUT WE DID HEAR A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN TONE FROM THE PRESIDENT >> SOME AREAS OF THE COUNTRY DOING VERY WELL WITH OTHERS DOING LESS WELL BUT IT WILL PROBABLY UNFORTUNATELY GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER THAT SOMETHING I DON'T LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THINGS BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE >> HOW DOES THE WHITE HOUSE FEEL THE BRIEFING WENT YESTERDAY AND SHOULD WE EXPECT THAT SAME DIFFERENT TONE TODAY? >> Reporter: HE READ CLOSELY PREPARED REMARKS FROM HIS ADVISERS ADVISORS TOLD NBC NEWS THEY WANTED TO KEEP IT AT AROUND 30 MINUTES WHICH HE DID IN THE PAST BRIEFINGS THAT WOULD STRETCH BEYOND TWO HOURS AT SOME POINTS

THE MAIN THEME, AND YOU DID SEE THE PRESIDENT ACKNOWLEDGING THE PROBLEM, AND GIVING THE NUMBER OF CASES, SAYING IT WOULD GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HE DOES NOT GO ON TO EXPLAIN THE NUMBERS IN FLORIDA THERE WAS A BROADER THING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO GET ACROSS, REASSURING THE PUBLIC SAYING THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH PPE, DOING GREAT ON TESTING AND THAT EVERYONE HAS WHAT THEY NEED NOT ALL OF THAT IS ACCURATE AND COULD BE CHALLENGED BUT THAT IS THE MESSAGE THEY ARE TRYING TO GET ACROSS THERE TRYING TO REASSURE THE PUBLIC THAT YES WE HAVE RISING CASES AND BAD NUMBERS BUT WE HAVE THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL AND THAT THE PRESIDENT IS ON TOP OF IT

BUT LIKE YOU SAW MINUTE AGO, TRYING TO CALM THE FEARS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS BUT ESSENTIALLY STOKING THE FEAR ABOUT RIOTS, PROTESTS AND VIOLENT CRIME WHICH WOULD BE BETTER FOR THE PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, SHANNON >>> A REMINDER THAT THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING IS SET TO START AT 5:30 PM EASTERN TIME

WILL BRING THAT LIVE OF COURSE ON NBC NEWS NOW >>> THREATENING RETALIATION FROM CHINA AT THE US ORDERED CLOSURE OF THE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON TEXAS AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAID THE MOVE IS AIMED AT PROTECTING AMERICANS PRIVATE INFORMATION INVESTIGATORS ARE REPORTING DOCUMENTS WERE BEING BURNED IN THE COURTYARD AT THE CONSULATE

OUR CORRESPONDENT JANIS MACKEY FRAYER REPORTS >> Reporter: THE US/CHINA RELATIONSHIP JUST TOOK A DOWNWARD DIVE WITH US

OFFICIALS TELLING CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON TO CLEAR OUT BY FRIDAY BEIJING IS VOWING RETALIATION WE COULD EXPECT THE US CONSULATE IN THE CHINA REACH TO BE ORDERED TO DO THE SAME

A WHILE DAY STARTED WITH REPORTS OF FLAMES AND SMOKE AT THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF CHINA IN HOUSTON THE US ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE WITHIN 72 HOURS THE SMOKE AND FLAMES WORD DOCUMENTS BURNING

WITNESSES THAT LIVE NEAR THE CONSULATE SAY THAT PEOPLE WERE THROWING PAPERS IN THE FIRES AND IN BINS IN THE COURTYARD THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SHOWED UP BUT COULD NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY CANNOT ENTER THE DIPLOMATIC MISSION ONE SPOKESPERSON VOW COUNTERMEASURES, ACCUSING THE US OF SMEARING CHINA, OF INTERFERING AND HARASSING

EVEN CONFISCATING DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS AND BACK IN JUNE THEY SAY THERE HAVE BEEN BOMB THREATS AT THE HOUSTON CONSULATE BECAUSE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS FANNING BAD FEELINGS TOWARD CHINA THE STATE DEPARTMENT CITING THE VIENNA CONVENTION, THAT DIPLOMATS NEED TO RESPECT THE LAWS OF RECEIVING STATES THEY ARE ACCUSING CHINA OF STEALING JOBS, UNFAIR TRADE THEY SAY IT IS TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS PRIVATE INFORMATION

THE US/CHINA RELATIONSHIP WAS ALREADY COMBATIVE IT DETERIORATED TO A LEVEL THAT SOME CALL A NEW COLD WAR YESTERDAY THE FBI AND JUSTICE OFFICIALS UNVEILED AN INDICTMENT AGAINST TWO CHINESE HACKERS

THEY SAID THEY WERE STEALING DATA, INFORMATION , TRADE SECRETS AND EVEN RESEARCH RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE US OFFICIALS DID NOT SAY WHETHER THE HACKERS WERE SUCCESSFUL BUT CALLING THEM A BLANKET THREAT, ENRICHING THEMSELVES AND WORKING FOR THE CHINESE STATE SECURITY THEY EVEN ACCUSED CHINA OF ACTING LIKE AN ORGANIZED LIMINAL SYNDICATE, THEIR WORDS

WHITE HOUSTON? THE CONSULATE HAS JURISDICTION FROM FLORIDA TO TEXAS, THE ENTIRE SOUTHEAST BUT HUGELY SYMBOLIC IS THE FIRST CHINESE CONSULATE TO OPEN IN THE US AFTER DIPLOMATIC RELATIONSHIPS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1979 HERE THE CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA IS GOING NUTS

THE STATE MEDIA IS RUNNING A POLL ON WHICH US CONSULATE SHOULD BE CLOSED IN RETALIATION THE SPECULATION IS THAT IT WILL BE THE US

MESSAGE IN WUHAN OR EVEN HONG KONG WHERE THE RELATIONS GO THE AND IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN THIS AROUND TO BE AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART AND ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTESTS? , >>> THE AIRLINES INDUSTRY HAS TAKEN A MAJOR HIT DURING THE PANDEMIC AND JUST AS PASSENGERS ARE BEGINNING TO RETURN IN SMALL NUMBERS A NEW SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IS STALLING THE INDUSTRY RECOVERY OUR CORRESPONDENT TOM CASTILLO REPORTS FROM THE REAGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT >> Reporter: AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AIR TRAVEL EVER SO SLIGHTLY, BUT NOTHING LIKE WHAT WE HAD A YEAR AGO THE AIRPLANES RIGHT NOW NOT FULL AND AIRPORTS ARE CERTAINLY NOT FULL UNITED AIRLINES WILL EXTEND THE MASK ORDER TO THE AREAS OF THE AIRPORT IT CONTROLS

IF YOU REFUSE TO WEAR A MASK ON UNITED OR DELTA YOU COULD BE BANNED FROM FLYING ON THE AIRLINE GOING FORWARD BUT WHEN WILL THE AIRLINES RETURN TO THE PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS, THAT COULD BE TWO OR THREE YEARS, EVEN LONGER FOUR MUSS INTO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC THE CORONAVIRUS HAS THE NATION'S MAJOR AIRLINES BLEEDING CASH EVEN AS SOME PASSENGERS ARE TRICKLING BACK TO THE SKIES >> TRAVELERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT CATCHING COVID-19 ON AN AIRPLANE WITH FOUR OUT OF FIVE EXPRESSING THE FEAR >> Reporter: A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO THE AIRLINES SO THE PASSENGER LEVELS DROP OFF THE CLIFF, DOWN 95% AND NOW LEVELS ARE CLOSE TO 74% LESS THAN LAST YEAR BUT THAT STALLED

THE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE SURGING IN THE SOUTH AND WEST >> Reporter: SO LONG AS COVID-19 CONTINUES TO SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY WITHOUT A BREAK IN THE INFECTION LEVELS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE VERY LIMITED NUMBERS OF PEOPLE TAKING FLIGHT >> Reporter: UNITED AIRLINES SAYS THEY ARE LOSING $25 MILLION PER DAY DELTA SAID THE DAILY CASH BURN RATE HIT $27 MILLION A DAY IN LATE JUNE, DOWN FROM $100 MILLION A DAY IN MARCH WITH THE FEDERAL AID EXPIRING IN OCTOBER TENS OF THOUSANDS OF AIRLINE WORKERS FACE A REAL THREAT OF FURLOUGHS WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE BIGGEST HIT

>> WE ARE PREPARING TO BE A SMALL AIRLINE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS WITH 20% OF OUR PEOPLE ALREADY VOLUNTEERING TO RETIRE >> Reporter: WITH SO MANY PEOPLE NOW WORKING FROM HOME ANOTHER CHALLENGE IS A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE BUSINESS TRAVEL THE INDUSTRY GROUPS SAY THAT ACCOUNTS FOR 60% OR 70% OF PASSENGER REVENUE THERE IS THE RESPONSE THE PANDEMIC FROM STATE TO STATE SOME LIKE NEW YORK REQUIRE PEOPLE FROM HOT SPOTS TO SELF- QUARANTINE

>> THAT IS A BIG INCENTIVE NOT TO TRAVEL AT ALL WHETHER YOU ARE FLYING OR DRIVING TO ANY OF THOSE 31 STATES, YOU HAVE TO SHELTER-IN- PLACE FOR 14 DAYS >> Reporter: ALL MAJOR CARRIERS REQUIRE A PASSENGER TO WEAR A MASK OF FACE COVERING ON A FLIGHT BUT FRONTIER IS THE ONLY AIRLINES CURRENTLY DOING TEMPERATURE CHECKS BUT AIRLINES THAT WITH ALL THE CLEANING PROCEDURES FOR THE HEALTHY PEOPLE THAT NOW IS A RELATIVELY SAFE TIME TO TRAVEL >> FROM A CLEANLINESS STANDPOINT THERE IS PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO FLY THE NOW BUT THE AIRLINES ARE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

BE CONSIDERATE OF THOSE AROUND YOU >> Reporter: ONE OTHER STORY LINE WE WILL WATCH CLOSELY IS THE 737 MAX STORY WHICH HAS BEEN GROUNDED SINCE MARCH 2019 FOLLOWING THE TWO CRASHES OVERSEAS THAT KILLED 246 PEOPLE THE FAA IS STILL REVIEWING THE 737 AND THE SOFTWARE THAT REVIEW COULD LAST INTO THE FALL OR WINTER MEETING, THAT PLANES MAY NOT APPLY FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS, UNPRECEDENTED >>> THERE IS A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER AND DOES THAT VIOLATE YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL FREEDOM? OUR LEGAL ANALYST DANNY CEVALLOS BREAKS DOWN WITH THE SUPREME COURT SAYS ABOUT YOUR RIGHTS DURING THE PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS >> QUESTIONS ON WHETHER OR NOT THE GOVERNMENT COULD FORCE PEOPLE TO STAY HOME AND QUARANTINED TRACES BACK TO THE 1905 SUPREME COURT CASE, JACOBSON VERSUS MASSACHUSETTS

>> AMERICANS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION HAVE A RIGHT >> WE NEED TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH WE NEED TO PROTECT THEM FROM DANGEROUS DISEASES >> YOU FACE GETTING INTO TROUBLE >> THE SUPREME COURT OVER 100 YEARS AGO ESTABLISHED THE FRAMEWORK AND TEST FOR EVALUATING WHETHER OR NOT A GOVERNMENT ORDER IN TIMES OF A HEALTH CRISIS VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION

IN JACOBSON THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD THE COMPULSORY VACCINATION DURING THE SMALLPOX OUTBREAK IN OTHER WORDS, THE GOVERNMENT COULD STICK A NEEDLE IN A CITIZEN'S ARM BECAUSE THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY REQUIRED IT SAYS THAT SO LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT CAN JUSTIFY THE PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURE THE COURTS WILL GENERALLY UPHOLD RESTRICTIONS SUCH AS QUARANTINE OR STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS ONE EXAMPLE CAME NOT LONG AGO DURING THE EBOLA CRISIS AFTER A NURSE RETURNED FROM AN AREA KNOWN TO BE HIGHLY INFECTIOUS AND THE FEDERAL COURT UPHELD A TWO WE QUARANTINE EVEN THOUGH SHE DID NOT SHOW ANY REAL SIGNS OF INFECTION WHICH HE GOT TO THE US

SOMETIMES, BUT NOT OFTEN, THE COURT WILL SAY THE QUARANTINE GOES TOO FAR MANY YEARS AGO THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO SEAL OFF AN ENTIRE SECTION OF SAN FRANCISCO TO QUARANTINE ITS CITIZENS AND THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT WE TOO FAR MOST COURTS COULD APPLY JACOBSON TO THE 2020 STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS OR OTHER RESTRICTIONS TO BE UPHELD JACOBSON IS A BROAD GRANT OF AUTHORITY TO THE STATES, LOCALITIES AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO QUARANTINE PEOPLE IF THE PUBLIC HEALTH NEED DEMANDS IT WHILE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWER TO QUARANTINE, THE SUPREME COURT INDICATED IT IS THE STATES THROUGH THE CONSTITUTIONAL POLICE POWER THAT ARE THE FRONT LINE OF DEFENSE WHEN IT COMES TO QUARANTINE

THINGS ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT, LEGALLY SPEAKING, DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS >>> LET'S GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT FEDERAL AGENT BEING SENT TO HELP CHICAGO DEAL WITH THE VIOLENT CRIME LET'S LISTEN IN >> THESE ARE LAW- ABIDING CITIZENS THE SAME POLITICIANS EMBRACED THE FAR LEFT MOVEMENT TO BREAK UP POLICE DEPARTMENTS, CAUSING VIOLENT CRIME IN THEIR CITY TO SPIRAL

I MEAN SPIRAL SERIOUSLY OUT OF CONTROL IN NEW YORK CITY OVER THREE AND A PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN THE LAST MONTH ALONE IN THE FIRST MONTH ALONE A 77% INCREASE OVER A YEAR AGO MURDERS THIS YEAR HAVE SPIKED 27th PERCENT IN PHILADELPHIA

94% IN MINUTE PLUS, COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019 PERHAPS CITIZENS HAVE SUFFERED FROM THE MENACE OF VIOLENT CRIME THAN THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF CHICAGO, A CITY I KNOW VERY WELL AT LEAST 414 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MURDERED IN THE CITY THIS YEAR A ROUGHLY 50% INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR MORE THAN 1,900 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SHOT

THESE ARE NUMBERS THAT AREN'T EVEN TO BE BELIEVED YESTERDAY ALONE, 23 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO INCLUDING AT LEAST 15 THAT WERE SHOT IN AN ONSLAUGHT OF GUNFIRE OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL HOME 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT THIS PAST WEEKEND AND AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND, NEARLY 80 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 17 WERE KILLED

OVER FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND, 104 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 15 WERE KILLED, INCLUDING FIVE YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE LAST WEEKEND IN MAY SAW THE CITY'S DEATHLIEST DAY ON RECORD BEHIND EACH OF THE HORRIBLE STATISTICS IS A VICTIM, A LOVED ONE AND A LIFE OF CREWLY SHATTERED AND IT IS SO SAD TO SEE AND SO SAD TO LOOK TO SEE HOW THESE LIVES HAVE BEEN TORN APART AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN FATHER OF THREE WAS KILLED WHILE WALKING INTO A STORE TO PAY HIS CELL PHONE BILL A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS KILLED WHEN A STRAY BULLET CAME THROUGH THE WINDOW OF HER HOME AND HIT HER IN THE NECK IN THE PRESENCE OF HER FAMILY

ON INDEPENDENCE DAY, 14-YEAR-OLD JONES JUNIOR WAS PLAYING BASKETBALL WITH FRIENDS IN A CHICAGO PARK WHEN HE WAS SENSELESSLY KILLED IN A MASSACRE THAT LEFT EIGHT PEOPLE DEAD OR WOUNDED HIS MOTHER CHERYL IS HERE WITH US TODAY AND CHERYL, PLEASE KNOW THAT ALL AMERICANS MOURN BY YOUR SIDE WE WILL CARRY YOUR SON'S MEMORY HE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN

CHERYL CHERYL THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, CHERYL THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE

A GREAT HONOR TO MEET YOU BEFORE THANK YOU THIS RAMPAGE OF VIOLENCE SHOCKS THE CONSCIOUS OF OUR NATION AND WE WILL NOT STAND BY AND WATCH IT HAPPEN CAN'T DO THAT

THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO ARE CITIZENS OF AMERICA AND THEY HAVE THE SAME RIGHT AS EVERY OTHER AMERICAN TO LIVE IN SAFETY, DIGNITY AND PEACE NO MOTHER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CRADLE HER DEAD CHILD IN HER ARMS SIMPLY BECAUSE POLITICIANS REFUSE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SECURE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO SECURE THEIR CITY EVERY AMERICAN, NO MATTER THEIR INCOME, THEIR RACE OR THEIR ZIP CODE SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK THEIR CITY STREETS FREE FROM VIOLENCE AND FREE FROM FEAR FOR THIS REASON TODAY, I AM ANNOUNCING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL IMMEDIATELY SURGE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO

THE FBI, ATF, DEA, US MARSHAL SERVICE, AND HOMELAND SECURITY WILL TOGETHER BE SENDING HUNDREDS OF SKILLED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CHICAGO TO HELP DRIVE DOWN VIOLENT CRIME AND MURDERS AND VIOLENT CRIMINALS ARE BREAKING A WIDE RANGE OF FEDERAL LAWS WE HAVE THAT

IT IS AS WIDE AS IT CAN BE WE WILL FIND THEM ARREST THEM AND PROSECUTE THEM THEY WILL BE IN JAIL FOR MANY YEARS TO COME AND WE WILL WORK WITH LOCAL POLICE TO IDENTIFY VIOLATIONS OF STATE AND LOCAL LAWS TO HELP ENSURE THAT OFFENDERS ARE CAUGHT AND JAILED FOR THEIR CRIMES BUT WE MUST REMEMBER THAT THE JOB OF POLICING A NEIGHBORHOOD FALLS ON THE SHOULDERS OF LOCAL ELECTED LEADERSHIP

NEVER FORGET THAT WHEN THEY — AMERICANS MUST HOLD THEIR CITY LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE THEY SHOULD FULLY BACK AND FUND THEIR LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS THERE IS SIMPLY NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT HAS THE STRONG BACKING OF CITY LEADERS IN THE MEANTIME WE WILL USE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO VIGOROUSLY CHARGE FEDERAL CRIMES AND SUPPORT THESE BESIEGED COMMUNITIES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE

THIS WILL BE HARD PAIN STAKING WORK IT WILL TAKE TIME THE TIDE WILL NOT RECEDE OVERSIDE, BUT WE WILL MARSHALL ALL OF THE STRENGTH AND FOCUS AND DETERMINATION THAT WE CAN POSSIBLY DO THIS IS A CRITICAL EFFORT WE WILL CONTINUE TO CALL ON STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS TO DO THEIR JOB AND PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS

THE OPERATION IN CHICAGO WILL BE DUB AS PART OF OPERATION LEGEND THAT WAS RECENTLY LAUNCHED IN KANSAS CITY, MISSISSIPPI, AND VERY SUCCESSFULLY, I MIGHT ADD IT IS NAMED AFTER A 4-YEAR- OLD WHO WAS SHOT — I OF THIS WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED LAST MONTH WHILE HE SLEEP ASLEEP IN HIS HOME LEGEND'S MOTHER GRIEVES WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE THANK YOU VERY MUCH

THANK YOU VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT WE ARE PROFOUNDLY GRATEFUL TO BE JOINED BY — WILL YOU PLEASE STAND SHE ROND AND ALSO LEGEND'S FATHER AND GRANDPARENTS ALFRED AND PAUL INE

YOU LOOK SO NICE THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU LEGEND IS LOOKING DOWN HE IS VERY PROUD OF YOU RIGHT NOW

I CAN TELL YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO LEGEND'S FAMILY WE CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND YOUR ANGUISH AND SORROW BUT WE PROMISE TO HONOR LEGEND AND WE WILL BE FIGHTING EVERY DAY TO SAVE THE LIVES OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN UNDER OPERATION LEGEND, WE WILL ALSO SOON SEND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO OTHER CITIES THAT NEED HELP OTHER CITIES NEED HELP

THEY NEED IT BADLY THEY SHOULD CALL THEY SHOULD WANT IT THEY'RE TOO PROUD OR THEY'RE TOO POLITICAL TO DO THAT ONE IS ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO WHERE LAST FALL 55- YEAR-OLD JACKIE VIEVO WAS MURDERED WHILE GETTING INTO HER CAR TO GO TO THE GYM

WE'RE JOINED TODAY BY HER HUSBAND SAM AND HER SONS RAUL AND KEVIN, BOTH NEW MEXICO STATE POLICE OFFICERS WILL YOU PLEASE STAND THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH

I APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU GREAT LOOKING FAMILY THANK YOU VERY MUCH JAS, RAUL AND KEVIN, WE THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE

IT IS AN HONOR I'M ANNOUNCING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN $61 MILLION IN GRANTS TO HIRE HUNDREDS OF NEW POLICE OFFICERS IN CITIES THAT ARE THE FOCUS OF OPERATION LEGEND WE WILL NEVER DEFUND THE POLICE WE WILL HIRE MORE GREAT POLICE WE WANT TO MAKE LAW ENFORCEMENT STRONGER, NOT WEAKER

WHAT CITIES ARE DOING IS ABSOLUTE INSANITY MANY OF THE SAME POLITICIANS WHO WANT TO SLASH RESOURCES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE ALSO DECLARED THAT THEIR CITIES ARE SANCTUARIES FOR CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIENS THE POLICE ARE ORDERED TO RELEASE THOSE CRIMINALS BACK ON TO THE STREETS TO CONTINUE THEIR CRIME LAST YEAR, CHICAGO POLITICIANS FORCED THE RELEASE OF ILLEGAL ALIENS CHARGED WITH CRIMES SUCH AS ASSAULT, ARMED ROBBERY, STRANGULATION, AND ATTEMPTED MURDER MY ADMINISTRATION WILL BE WORKING TO REMOVE DANGEROUS OFFENDERS SPRUNG LOOSE BY THESE DEADLY POLICIES AND FRANKLY BY THESE DEADLY POLITICIANS

AMERICA MUST BE A SANCTUARY FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS, NOT CRIMINAL ALIENS MY VISION FOR AMERICA'S CITIES COULD NOT BE MORE DIFFERENT THAN THE LAWLESSNESS BEING PUSHED HI THE EXTREME RADICAL LEFT WHILE OTHERS WANT TO DEFUND, DEFAME AND ABOLISH THE POLICE, I WANT TO SUPPORT AND HONOR OUR GREAT POLICE WHILE THE RADICALS WANT TO ABOLISH CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT ELIMINATE SCHOOL CHOICE, I WANT TO EXPAND SCHOOL CHOICE AND EVERY FAMILY IN AMERICA SHOULD HAVE THAT OPTION WHILE OTHERS WANT TO DESTROY OPPORTUNITY, SHUT DOWN BUSINESSES AND SEND OUR JOBS OVERSEAS, WE ARE HIRING AMERICANS AND WE ARE BUYING AMERICAN PRODUCT

WE WANT TO BUILD FACTORIES IN BALTIMORE, NOT BEIJING WE WANT TO MAKE OUR PRODUCTS IN CHICAGO, NOT SHANGHAI WE WANT THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN AND I WILL FIGHT TO DELIVER THAT DREAM EVERY OUNCE EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF MY STRENGTH I WILL BE FIGHTING

BUT OPPORTUNITY CANNOT THRIVE WHERE THERE IS VIOLENCE PROSPERITY CANNOT FLOURISH WHERE THERE IS BLOOD SHED AND SECURITY CANNOT EXIST WHERE THERE ARE VIOLENT CRIMINALS WHO ARE ABLE TO MAIM AND MURDER WITH IMPUNITY THAT IS WHAT OPERATION LEGEND IS ALL ABOUT THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY, TO ANSWER THE PLEAS OF THOSE CRYING FOR JUSTICE AND CRYING FOR HELP

FOR THOSE PEOPLE IN CHICAGO AND OTHER CITIES WHERE WE'LL BE, HELP IS ON ITS WAY I WOULD NOW LIKE TO ASK ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB TO EXPLAIN OPERATION LEGEND IN GREATER DETAIL FOLLOWED BY ACTING SECRETARY WOLF AND THEN WE WILL HEAR FROM LOVED ONES OF FALLEN AMERICANS I WILL ASK SAM AND SHERROD TO THE PODIUM WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THEM SAY A FEW WORDS IN HONOR OF THEIR LOVED ONES PLEASE, BILL

>> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ESPECIALLY THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS WHO HAVE COME HERE TODAY AND HAVE ALLOWED US TO INAUGUST INAGURATE THIS EFFORT IN THE NAME OF THEIR LOVED ONES AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, THE FIRST DUTY OF GOVERNMENT IS TO PROTECT THE SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS AND WE'RE HERE TO EXPLAIN THE INITIATIVE TO COMBAT RISING VIOLENT CRIME IN A NUMBER OF OUR CITIES

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP SAVE LIVES THE PRINCIPAL DANGER TO THE LIVES OF OUR INNER CITY COMMUNITIES IS VIOLENT CRIME THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR YOUNG BLACK MALES IS HOMICIDE EACH YEAR APPROXIMATELY 7500 BLACK AMERICANS ARE THE VICTIMS OF HOMICIDE EVERY ONE OF THOSE LIVES MATTER

IN 1992, VIOLENT CRIME WAS NATIONWIDE WAS DOUBLE WHAT IT IS TODAY AND IT WAS AT THAT TIME THAT FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT FIRST TURNED ITS ATTENTION TO THIS KIND OF VIOLENT CRIME BEFORE THAT TIME, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T PLAY THAT MUCH OF A ROLE IN IT BUT WE STARTED TO ATTACK VIOLENT CRIME IN CONJUNCTION WITH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT IT WAS AT THAT TIME, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT THE FBI SET UP ITS GANG — ANTIGANG TASK FORCE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES

WE STARTED USING OUR FEDERAL LAWS THAT PERMIT US TO TARGET THOSE WHO USE GUNS TO KILL OTHERS AND THOSE THAT ARE INVOLVED IN GANG ACTIVITY OUR APPROACH WAS TO SET UP TASK FORCES IN THE CITIES TO ENFORCE FEDERAL LAW AND TAKE THE SHOOTERS AND THE CHRONIC VIOLENT CRIMINALS OFF THE STREETS WE HELPED PAY FOR STATE AND LOCAL OFFICERS TO JOIN THESE TASK FORCES SO WE COULD LEVERAGE OUR STRENGTH AND THIS APPROACH WAS EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL IN THE INTERVENING DECADES IN DRIVING CRIME DOWN NOW, AT THE END OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, CRIMES STARTED GOING BACK UP AGAIN

AND FOR THE FIRST TWO, TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF THIS ADMINISTRATION, WE WERE SUCCEEDING IN PUSHING IT DOWN BUT LESS THAN A YEAR AGO, MR PRESIDENT, YOU WILL RECALL AS WE SAW CRIMES STARTING TO GO UP IN A FEW CITIES, YOU ASKED ME TO INITIATE A SURGE TO HELP OUR LOCAL PARTNERS TO DEAL WITH IT WE STARTED A PROGRAM CALLED RELENTLESS PURSUIT UNFORTUNATELY COVID INTERVENED AND WE HAD TO ABORT THAT EFFORT

AND SINCE THEN WE HAD THAT TERRIBLE EVENT IN MINNEAPOLIS BUT THEN WE HAD THIS EXTREME REACTION THAT HAS DEMONIZED POLICE AND CALLED FOR THE DEFUNDING OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VIOLENT CRIMES IN THE INNER CITIES THIS RISE IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE ATTACK ON THE POLICE FORCES AND THE WEAKENING OF POLICE FORCES AND THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE THROUGH THE TERRIBLE STATISTICS

SO IN RESPONSE TO THAT, WE HAVE INITIATED THIS PROGRAM, OPERATION LEGEND TO STEP UP THE ACTIVITY OF OUR TASK FORCES, OR ANTICRIME TASK FORCES IN THE HARD HIT CITIES BY COMMITTING MORE FEDERAL AGENTS AND SUPPORTING MORE STATE AND LOCAL TASK FORCE OFFICERS IT IS IMPORTANT TO STRESS THAT THE OPERATIONS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ARE THE STANDARD ANTICRIME FIGHTING ACTIVITIES WE HAVE BEEN CARRYING AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR DECADES WE WILL BE ADDING FEDERAL AGENTS TO THE TASK FORCES THESE ARE STREET AGENTS, THEY ARE INVESTIGATORS WHO WILL BE WORKING TO SOLVE MURDERS AND TO TAKE DOWN THE VIOLENT GANGS AND THEY WILL BE WORKING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH OUR STATE AND LOCAL COLLEAGUES

THIS IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF OPERATION OBVIOUSLY THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS WE USE TO DEFEND AGAINST RIOTS AND ROB VIOLENCE AND WE'RE GOING TO CON FRONT MOB VIOLENCE BUT THE OPERATIONS WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY ARE DIFFERENT THEY ARE CLASSIC CRIME FIGHTING WE HAVE NAMED THE OPERATION AS WE HAVE SAID OPERATION LEGEND AND WE STARTED ROLLING IT OUT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO IN KANSAS CITY

AND JUST TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE, THE FBI WENT IN VERY STRONG INTO KANSAS CITY AND WITHIN TWO WEEKS, WE'VE HAD 200 ARRESTS WE WILL BE ADDING CITIES IN THE WEEKS AHEAD AND FOR NOW WE'RE INCLUDING BEYOND KANSAS CITY AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, CHICAGO AND ALBUQUERQUE THE FBI IS TODAY ANNOUNCING REWARDS FOR INFORMATION RELATED TO THE KILLING OF LEGEND, JACKIE AND VERNADO

WE ARE SEEKING JUSTICE FOR THOSE VICTIMS TODAY AND OPERATION LEGEND AIMS TO IMMEDIATELY HELP OUR POLICE AGENCIES AND OUR LOCAL LEADERSHIP TO PREVENT ADDITIONAL VICTIMS THE FBI HAS ESTABLISHED A HOTLINE FOR THE PUBLIC TO REPORT INFORMATION THEY MAY HAVE THAT MAY HELP IN SOLVING THESE MURDERS THE HOTLINE NUMBER IS 1-800- CALL-FBI TO CARRY OUT OPERATION LEGEND, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS WILL BE COMMITTING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO THESE CITIES, INCLUDING FBI AGENTS, DEA, ATF, U

S MARSHALS, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, HSI TEAMS TO DATE, WE HAVE SENT OVER 200 FEDERAL AGENTS TO KANSAS CITY WE ARE DIRECTING A COMPARABLE NUMBER OF AGENTS TO AUGMENT CHICAGO'S EXISTING TASK FORCES AND WE ARE PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL 35 AGENTS TO ALBUQUERQUE THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS FOR CHICAGO, ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY ARE HERE TODAY

THESE US ATTORNEYS AND THE CHIEF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN EACH OF THESE CITIES ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING THE FEDERAL EFFORT AND ENSURING PROSECUTIONS FROM THESE — THIS INITIATIVE ARE EFFECTIVE LINKED TO THIS INCREASE IN FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS, WE ARE ALSO PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THE STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES TO PERMIT THEM TO PROVIDE MORE COPS, MORE MEMBERS OF OUR TASK FORCE AS I SAID, FEDERAL AGENTS WORK HAND IN GLOVE WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EVERY DAY

WE SUPPLEMENT AND PROVIDE SUPPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT IT IS A PROBLEM THAT WILL BE SOLVED BY STATE AND LOCAL LEADERSHIP IN THESE CITIES, AS THE PRESIDENT SAID OUR ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY IS A DEMONSTRATION OF OUR COMMITMENT TO POLICE OFFICERS IN CHICAGO, ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY YOUR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THESE COMMUNITIES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN SO TOO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND OPERATION LEGEND AS A WHOLE IS ALSO A COMMITMENT TO THE FAMILIES OF LEGEND, JACKIE AND VERNADO

THAT THOSE NAMES WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL JUSTICE IS DELIVERED FOR YOUR LOVED ONES THANK YOU >> MR PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO BE HERE TODAY

IT IS ALWAYS AN HONOR TO DISCUSS THE ACTIONS TO DEFEND THE PEACE AND LIBERTY THAT WE VALUE IN THIS COUNTRY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR, PROTECTING THE HOMELAND AND BRINGING JUSTICE TO THOSE WHO THREATEN IT REMAIN AS STRONG AS EVER THANK YOU FOR YOUR PIP AT THE LARGEST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY, THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY STANDS READY TO COMMIT OUR HIGHLY SKILLED AND TRAINED HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIVE AGENTS TO RESTORE LAW AND ORDER IN THE WAKE OF 9/11, DHS WAS FOUNDED SO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COULD PARTNER WITH STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

AS DHS SUPPORTS THIS CRITICAL EFFORT LED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIVE AGENTS WILL LEVERAGE THEIR NETWORKS, THEIR ASSETS AND THEIR EXPERTISE TO ENERGIZE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS MISSION IS TO INVESTIGATE SOME OF THE MOST VIOLENT CRIMINALS, SPECIFICALLY THOSE INVOLVING TRANSNATIONAL GANGS AND NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING LET ME TAKE A QUICK MOMENT TO CLEARLY MAKE A DISTINCTION AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DID ABOUT WHAT IS OCCURRING IN PORTLAND VERSUS THE IMPORTANT ACTION THAT WE'RE ANNOUNCING HERE TODAY IN PORTLAND WE SEE ALMOST TWO MONTHS OF COORDINATED VIOLENT ATTACKS BY AN ARCKISTS AGAINST THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS SWORN TO PROTECT IT IN CHICAGO WE SEE AN UNPRECEDENTED RISE IN CRIME AGAINST FELLOW CITIZENS

THE DHS MISSION IN PORTLAND IS TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY AND OUR OFFICERS IN CHICAGO THE MISSION IS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM VIOLENT CRIME ON THE STREETS LEADERS OF THESE GREAT CITIES SHOULD NOT STAND BEHIND THE STATUS QUO THEY SHOULD STAND WITH AMERICA AND CONDEMN THE VIOLENT ATTACKS AND WORK WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS PRESIDENT TO BRING ABOUT LAW AND ORDER I KNOW EVERYONE STANDING HERE TODAY, EVERY HOMELAND SECURITY INVESTIGATION AGENT ASSIGNED TO OPERATION LEGEND AND EVERY REASONABLE AMERICAN AGREES WITH THE BASIC PREMISE THAT EVERY 4-YEAR-OLD SHOULD BE SAFE AT NIGHT TO SLEEP IN THEIR BED

THE DEPARTMENT GRIEVES WITH ALL OF THE FAMILIES EXPERIENCING EXCRUCIATING AND HEART WRENCHING STORIES OF LOSS WE AS A DEPARTMENT STAND RESIDENCE LIEUTENANT, COMMITTED TO WORK TOGETHER ACROSS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WITH OUR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS TO KEEP THAT PROMISE AGAIN, THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT WE CONTINUE TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF ALL AMERICANS

THANK YOU >> DO YOU WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS, PLEASE YOU'RE GOING TO BE A BIG PART OF IT COME ON GO AHEAD, PLEASE

>> THE REAL MEASURE OF SUCCESS OF INITIATIVES LIKE OPERATION LEGEND IS THE ABILITY OF COMMUNITIES TO FEEL SAFE IT IS NOT ABOUT THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS IT IS ABOUT THE ABILITY OF KIDS BEING ABLE TO PLAY OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOMES, ABOUT FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO WALK TO AND FROM WORK AND THAT'S WHAT THIS OPERATION IS DESIGNED TO DO AND IT IS GOING TO BE A SIGNIFICANT SURGE OF FEDERAL RESOURCES TO PARTNER WITH OUR GREAT STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS TO ACHIEVE THE CONFIDENCE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN HAVE TO LIVE SAFE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT >> PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, SIR

THE TAKEOVER % HAPPENS TODAY SO % >> I WILL START OFF BY THANKING YOU — I NEVER — >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW AND LET'S GO RIGHT TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FRIAR FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES JOE, GET US GOING ON THIS WEDNESDAY LATEST HEADLINES % FROM >> YEAH THAT'S RIGHT

SAVANNAH, WE START WITH NEWS ON A POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE THE US WILL PAY DRUG MAKER PFIZER AND A GERMAN BIOTECH FIRM $195 BILLION TO PRODUCE 100 MILLION DOSES OF THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IF IT PROVES SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYS THE VACCINE WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO AMERICANS AT NO COST HERE IS DHS SECRETARY ALEX AZAR >> WE ARE LITERALLY MAKING THE COMMERCIAL SCALE VACCINE NOW AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE CLINICAL TRIALS SO WE'RE DOING THAT AT RISK USING THE FULL POUR OF THE US

GOVERNMENT AND OUR FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO DO THAT >> BAD NEWS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND HARVARD'S INCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS THE UNIVERSITY SAYS THOSE STUDENTS WON'T BE ABLE TO COME TO CAMPUS THIS FALL HARVARD AND DOZENS OF OTHER SCHOOLS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY FOUGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT WANTED TO BAR FOREIGN STUDENTS ONLY TAKING ONLINE COURSES LAST WEEK BOTH SIDES REACHED ON AGREEMENT SO THE STUDENTS COULD STAY

BUT HARVARD NOW SAYS THAT DEAL DOES NOT COVER ABOUT 200 NEWLY ADMITTED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS THE SCHOOL IS NOW WORKING WITH LAWMAKERS, HOPING TO EXTEND THE AGREEMENT TO THOSE FRESHMAN >>> TURNING NOW TO CHICAGO WHERE POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL POLICE SAY SOMEONE IN A CAR OPENED FIRE ON A GROUP OF PEOPLE AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE FUNERAL LAST NIGHT 15 PEOPLE WERE SHOT

TWO VICTIMS ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION MANY MORE ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION THE SHOOTING IS THE LATEST INCIDENT AS CHICAGO SEES A SURGE IN VIOLENCE THIS SUMMER >>> TENSIONS BETWEEN THE US

AND CHINA ARE ESCALATING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS NOW ORDERING CHINA TO CLOSE ITS HOUSTON CONSULATE IN THE NEXT 72 HOURS SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO CONFIRMED THE NEWS THIS MORNING >> WE ARE SETTING UP CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE WHEN IT DOES, WE WILL PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND ALSO OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS

>> HOUSTON POLICE AND FIRE OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO REPORTS THAT DOCUMENTS WERE BEING BURNED AT THE CONSULATE LAST NIGHT JUST HOURS AFTER CHINA WAS NOTIFIED OF THE CLOSURE A CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESPERSON WARNS THAT CHINA WILL RETALIATE IF THE US DOES NOT REVERSE THE DECISION THIS COMES ONE DAY AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ACCUSED CHINA OF SPONSORING HACKERS WHO TARGETED COVID- 19 RESEARCH

>>> THE 78 EARTHQUAKE TRIGGERED A TSUNAMI EVACUATION: THE TSUNAMI WARNING IS NOW CANCELED AND THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF INJURIES OR SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE SAVANNAH, THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES BACK TO YOU >> THANKS, JOE

WE WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU IN A LITTLE BIT >>> NURSING HOMES IN FLORIDA ARE IN CRISIS MODE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INFECTED IN THESE FACILITIES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED IN JUST THE LAST THREE WEEKS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT DASHA BURNS IS IN FLORIDA, THE CITY WITH THE MOST LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES IN THE STATE >> Reporter: HEY, SAVANNAH

THE SURGE IN CASES IN FLORIDA IS POSING A MAJOR THREAT TO THE STATE'S ELDERLY POPULATION ONE IN FIVE RESIDENTS HERE ARE OVER THE AGE OF 65 THE STATE HAS 154,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN NURSING HOMES OR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES AND OVER THE LAST THREE WEEKS, CASES AMONG RESIDENTS AND STAFF AT THESE FACILITIES HAVE MORE THAN DOUBLED IT HAS LOCAL STATE OFFICIALS ON HIGH ALERT

JUST EARLIER TODAY, GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS TWEETED AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON MORE ACTION THAT THE STATE IS TAKING TO TAKE CARE OF THESE FACILITIES HE SAID, IN MARCH I DIRECTED THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO SEND INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAMS TO ALL FLORIDA LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WE ARE NOW DEPLOYING THESE TEAMS FOR A SECOND STATEWIDE MISSION NOW, LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY ARE ALSO SOUNDING THE ALARM EARLIER TODAY I SPOKE WITH THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LEADING AGE FLORIDA, A GROUP THAT REPRESENTS AGING SERVICES PROVIDERS

TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW HE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION >> IF COVID-19 WERE A HURRICANE, IT WOULD BE A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IN FLORIDA THE NATION KNOWS THERE'S BEEN A SPIKE IN CASES IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS IN FLORIDA AND THE REASON THAT THAT IS IMPORTANT TO US IN THE LONG-TERM CARE FIELD IS THAT THE NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES ARE MICROCASMS OF THE CITIES WHERE THEY EXIST >> WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE OF THE NURSING HOMES IS IMPACTED BY WHAT HAPPENS OUTSIDE IN THESE TOWNS, IN THESE COMMUNITIES

AND RIGHT NOW THE SPREAD OF COVID IS SO HIGH IN THESE AREAS WHERE EMPLOYEES LIVE AND THAT'S OFTEN HOW THE VIRUS ENDS UP IN THESE NURSING HOMES THEY'RE ASKING FOR MORE SUPPORT, MORE PPE, AND MORE TESTING AND QUICKER TURN- AROUND OF TESTING AS WELL IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS SAVANNAH

>>> TENNESSEE IS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASS FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY WITH NEW RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AIMED AT KEEPING THEM SAFE CLASSES HAVE FEWER STUDENTS WITH MORE SOCIAL DISTANCING MASKS ARE AVAILABLE AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BUT NOT MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT BLAINE ALEXANDER TAKES US INSIDE OF A HIGH SCHOOL IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE

>> Reporter: THIS IS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL BUT IT CERTAINLY LOOKS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TYPICALLY LOOKS THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE 2,000 STUDENTS HERE AT ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS, ONLY ABOUT A FIFTH ARE COMING BACK TODAY THAT'S BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING IT IN STAGGERED SHIFTS STUDENTS ARE ONLY COMING TO CLASS ONE OUT OF FIVE DAYS

THE OTHER FOUR WILL BE VIRTUAL LEARNING IN ADDITION TO THE PARTITIONS INSIDE, THE WASHING STATIONS, ALL ADULTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE MASKS IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED FOR CHILDREN THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE THIS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE I SPOKE WITH THE PRINCIPAL AND SHE SAID WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT FUN BUT THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO EDUCATE THE STUDENTS EVERY SINGLE DAY ON WHAT THIS HYGIENE LOOKS LIKE, WHAT IT MEANS TO WASH YOUR HANDS AND WEAR A MASK

TWO THINGS TO POINT OUT, ONE, IF PARENTS DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE BRINGING THEIR STUDENTS BACK, THEY CAN OPT FOR ALL VIRTUAL LEARNING SOME PARENTS HAVE CHOSE THEN ROUTE THE OTHER THING THIS IS GOING UNTIL LABOR DAY AT THAT POINT THE DISTRICT WILL REEVALUATE TO DETERMINE WHAT IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE SAVANNAH

>>> CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING A BORDER COMMUNITY IN ARIZONA SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HAS THE HIGHEST RATE OF POSITIVE CASES PER CAPITA IN THE STATE >> WE SAW OUR SPIKE MUCH LATER THAN OTHER PEOPLE HAVE BASED ON 100,000 POPULATION, WE'RE THE COUNTY WITH THE MOST NUMBER OF CASES IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA >>> NBC NEWS REPORTER VAN HILLARD JOINS ME NOW FROM NOGALES, ARIZONA

VAUGHN, WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE THERE >> Reporter: WE OFTEN PAY ATTENTION TO PHOENIX AND TUCSON, THE MAIN METROPOLITANS AREAS OF ARIZONA DOWN HERE IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, THIS IS THE COUNTY WITH THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA COVID RATE THAN ANY COUNTY IN THE STATE YOU CAN SEE NOGALES, NEW MEXICO ON THE UNITED STATES SIDE, IT IS ABOUT 22,000 FOLKS STRONG

THERE IS A LOT OF CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC USUALLY IT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS IS NOT WHAT A NORMAL SUMMER LOOKS LIKE HERE IN NOGALES WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, IT IS CONTINUALLY HIGH NUMBER OF FOLKS THAT ARE TESTING POSITIVE

NOT ONLY IS IT THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA POSITIVE RATE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PERCENT OF FOLKS WHO ARE GETTING TESTS THAT COME BACK AS POSITIVE, THAT PERCENT POSITIVE NUMBER IS STAGGERING LEHIGH OVER THE COURSE OF 2020, IT IS MORE THAN 33% JUST YESTERDAY ALONE, THAT PERCENT POSITIVE RATE HERE IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WAS 55% COMPARE THAT TO MARICOPA COUNTY, JUST 19% IT IS AN INDICATION OF THE DEMAND HERE — THE DEMAND AND THE NEED FOR AN EXPANDED TESTING HERE TO REALLY GET A GOOD GRASP AND CONTROL ON THE SPREAD HERE IN THIS AREA

>> AND, VAUGHN, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I NOTE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE AT, THIS IS A TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND INTERACT CLOSE TOGETHER WHAT IS BEING DONE TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHEN THAT'S SORT OF HOW THEY LIVE THERE? >> Reporter: EXACTLY UP A LOT OF MULTI GENERATIONAL HOME MORE THAN 80% LATINO IT IS A TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY

THERE IS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS HERE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE, THAT'S ESSENTIAL TO GET THE CROPS FROM MEXICO INTO THE NORTHERN PART OF NORTH AMERICA THAT, IS FUNNELLED RIGHT THROUGH HERE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF DISTRIBUTION COMES THROUGH NOGALES EVERY YEAR I WAS TALKING TO ONE GENTLEMAN WHO IS THE OWNER OF ONE OF THE DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

AND HE SAID IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KEEP OUR WORKER — OUR WORKFORCE SAFE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF WORKING FROM HOME YOU KNOW, I WAS ALSO TALKING WITH A DOCTOR, DR PHILLIPS WILLIAMS, WHO WORKS OVER AT THE MARIPOSA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER THAT DOES ABOUT 70% OF THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDING IN THE COUNTY HE WAS TELLING ME BECAUSE OF THE TIGHTNESS OF THIS COMMUNITY AND THE WAY IN WHICH BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY OPERATES HERE, THAT IS A BIG PART OF THE REASON WHY YOU SEE A SPREAD TAKE A LISTEN TO PART OF MY CONVERSATION WITH DR

WILLIAMS >> IT IS VERY COMMON TO HAVE MULTI GENERATIONAL FAMILIES IN ONE HOUSE SO YOU WILL HAVE, YOU KNOW, MOM, THE KIDS, THE GRANDMOTHER, THE AUNT ALL LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF IT IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST STRENGTHS BECAUSE FAMILY IS SO PRIZED HERE FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT IT HAS PROVEN TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE

>> AND THAT IS WHERE DR WILLIAMS SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT I WAS TALKING ABOUT A COLLEAGUE OF HIS, VIVIANA WHO WORKS AT THE HEALTH CENTER AND SHE CONTRACTED COVID AND WAS OUT OF WORK FOR TWO WEEKS HER HUSBAND ALSO CONTRACTED IT HE WORKS AT ONE OF THE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

BOTH OF THEIR KIDS ALSO TESTED POSITIVE AS WELL >> NOW, LET'S TALK — I KNOW YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE WORKING IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM WHAT HAS THE STRAIN BEEN LIKE ON THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN THIS COMMUNITY? >> BEFORE WE EVEN GET OVER TO THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, LET'S JUST LOOK AT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT THE NOGALES FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ABOUT 42 FOLKS STRONG

AT ONE POINT THEY HAD SEVEN DOWN AT ONE TIME WHO HAD TESTED POSITIVE THESE FOLKS ARE DIRECTLY THE ONES INTERACTING FOR THE MOST PART WITH A LOT OF THE COVID PATIENTS THAT NEED HELP THE RIO RICO FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS HELPED OUT I WAS TALKING TO THE CHIEF THERE AND HE WAS TELLING ME THAT THEY HAVE ALREADY TRANSPORTED 216 INDIVIDUALS FROM NOGALES UP TO TUCSON WHICH IS AN HOUR FROM HERE 216 INDIVIDUALS TAKEN FROM THE HEALTH FACILITIES HERE TO GO AND GET TREATMENT UP IN TUCSON

I WANT YOU TO HEAR FROM DR PERERA A LONG TIME MEDICAL DIRECTOR HERE IN THE MARIPOSA CENTER HE GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT IS NEEDED IN A COMMUNITY LIKE THIS >> WE HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WE KNOW FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WHERE THE RATES OF COVID-19 HAVE DRAMATICALLY DECREASED

THEY IMPLEMENTED MEASURES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN WE KNOW WHAT IT IS WE NEED TO GET TOGETHER AS A COUNTRY, LEAVE CERTAIN DIVISIONS ASIDE AND MAKE IT WORK OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE DONE IT THERE IS NO REASON THAT WE CAN'T DO IT

>> Reporter: WHAT YOU HEARD FROM THE DOCTOR, SAVANNAH, IS NOT ONLY AN EMPHASIS ON STATES WORKING TOGETHER, BUT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMING UP WITH A COHERENT PLAN BUT THE TRANSNATIONAL ISSUE AT PLAY THEY ARE SISTER CITIES THERE IS TYPICALLY, YOU KNOW, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FOLKS THAT GO BACK AND FORTH FOR WORK AND TO SHOP AT THESE STORES HERE THAT IS NOT TAKING PLACE RIGHT NOW THAT'S WHY THE FOLKS HERE IN TOWN EMPHASIZE THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A TRANSNATIONAL RELATIONSHIP TO REALLY BE ABLE FOR THE ECONOMIES IN BORDER COMMUNITIES LIKE NIGELLAS TO OPEN UP SAFELY AND REBUILD THEMSELVES INTO THE COMMUNITIES THAT THEY ONCE WERE

>> I KNOW A LOT OF WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA VERY SIMILAR STORY LINES GOING ON IN A LOT OF THE BORDER COMMUNITIES LET'S TALK ABOUT THE COUNTY'S ECONOMY YOU MENTIONED PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK AT THE PRODUCE PLANTS PROVIDE LOTS OF JOBS FOR THE COMMUNITIES

HOW IS THE COMMUNITY DOING? >> THE ECONOMY, YOU KNOW, I WAS SPEAKING WITH THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT HERE JUST A BIT AGO AND, YOU KNOW, THIS IS — THIS IS A COMMUNITY — AGAIN, YOU CAN'T SEPARATE COVID FROM OTHER POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN ENACTED IN THE PAST WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BORDER WALL, THERE ARE BARBED WIRES THAT ALIGN THE WALL ITSELF HERE WITH THE EMERGENCE OF COVID, THERE AN EXTRA LAYER OF APPREHENSION GOING BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES THEY HAVE CLOSED OFF ACCESS TO MEXICO

AND THEN MEXICO HAS BLOCKED OFF NONESSENTIAL WORKERS FOLKS LOOKING TO GO SHOPPING AT ANY OF THESE STORES HERE ARE NOT ABLE TO COME OVER RIGHT NOW THAT HAS DRIED UP AND FORCED THE STORES TO CLOSE BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THE WALKABILITY ACCESS THAT YOU WOULD NORMALLY SEE IN THE STREETS OF NOGALES I EMPHASIZE THIS IS OVER DECADES OF POLICIES THAT GET TO THIS POINT SO WHEN YOU HAVE A PANDEMIC HIT, IT IS UNFORTUNATELY THE PERFECT PRESS FOR COMMUNITIES TO STRUGGLE ECONOMICALLY

NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE FOLKS NOT WORKING BUT THAT PUTS THE LIVELIHOODS OF THE FOLKS WORKING AT THOSE PRODUCE-TYPE PLACES SORT OF WAITING IN HOLD SAVANNAH >> THE DIFFICULT THING THAT WE'RE SEEING PLAY OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE DOUBLE WHAM EOF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND THE ECONOMY THANK YOU, VAUGHN, FOR REPORTING ON THIS FOR US

>> THANK YOU, SAVANNAH >>> CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS ARE GETTING CLOSE TO NEW YORK'S CORONAVIRUS CASE TOTAL SO HOW DO WE GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL EVERYWHERE IN THE US? THE DOCTOR JOINS ME NOW, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR AT JOHNS HOPKINS

DOCTOR, FIRST IT WAS THE NORTHEAST NOW IT IS THE SOUTH AND THE WEST WHAT KIND OF LESSONS CAN THESE CURRENT HOT SPOTS, THE PLACES JUST EMERGING WITH THE SURGING CASES TAKING THINGS THAT THE EASTERN STATES DID AND BE MANAGEABLE >> THE BIGGEST LESSON TO HAVE AN INFRASTRUCTURE THAT CAN DEAL WITH THE CASES IF YOU DON'T HAVE ADEQUATE CONTACT TRACING AND TESTING WITH RAPID TURN AROUND TIME, YOU WILL FIND THE OUTBREAKS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL

TRANSMISSIONS WILL END UP PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL AND LEAVE YOUR HOSPITAL UNDER STRESS THERE IS A METHOD TO DEAL WITH THIS VIRUS WE SAW IT HAPPEN IN TAIWAN AND SOUTH KOREA THAT'S THE WAY THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS VIRUS GOING FORWARD WE HAVE TO BE VERY AGGRESSIVE AND NOT ALLOW THE CHAINS OF TRANSMISSION TO START BECAUSE THEY ARE HARD TO EXTINGUISH

WE HAVE TO BE % VERY AGGRESSIVE % AND NOT ALLOW % THESE % TRANSFORMATIONS TO START % >> THE US >> THE US

IS INVESTING HEAVILY IN A VACCINE I KNOW IT IS HOPEFUL TO TALK ABOUT THEY ARE PAYING PFIZER AND A GERMAN BIOTECH COMPANY ALMOST $2 BILLION FOR A VACCINE HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS ACCESSIBLE TO ENOUGH AMERICANS AND HOW DO WE KNOW IF IT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> WE ARE MOVING VERY RAPIDLY WITH MULTIPLE DIFFERENT VACCINE CANDIDATES

THE GOVERNMENT IS STRIKING DEALS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION OF THE VACCINES WHAT I THINK WILL HAPPEN, WHEN THE VACCINE BECOMES AVAILABLE AND I THINK THAT WILL BE AT THE EARLIEST IN 2021, YOU WILL SEE A HEARING OF VACCINES LOOKING LIKE WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE H1N1 WHERE CERTAIN HIGH RISK INDIVIDUALS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS MAY BE THE FIRST TO GET VACCINATED THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR OUT OF POCKET IT WILL BE ABSORBED BY TAXPAYER FUNDS THE BIGGER CHALLENGE WILL BE THE REST OF THE WORLD TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THE WORLD GETS THE VACCINE

IN THE UNITED STATES THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT IS RELATIVELY EASY TO FUND AND MOST PEOPLE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO IT THE QUESTION IS CAN WE GET ENOUGH PEOPLE TO TAKE IT AND WE KNOW THAT THE ANTIVACCINE MOVEMENT IS ALREADY AGITATING AGAINST THIS VACCINE THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THAT WE REMOVE THE VIRUS AS A THREAT >> THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT NEXT

MANY AMERICANS AFRAID OF GETTING THIS VACCINE OF COURSE THERE IS WHAT YOU JUST DISCUSSED, THIS ANTIVAX MOVEMENT IN GENERAL BUT TRYING OUT A VACCINE WHEN IT IS NEW, THAT MAKES PEOPLE NERVOUS WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO PEOPLE >> THINK WHEN WE GET A VACCINE, IT WILL BE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

THEY ARE NOT SPEEDING UP THE SAFETY TRIALS THEY'RE SPEEDING UP OFFICERING RIGHT NOW THAT'S WHAT OPERATION WARP SPEED IS ABOUT, STARTING TO MAKE THE VACCINE BEFORE WE HAVE THE DATA IT IS NOT A SAFETY RISK WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH PATIENTS ABOUT THE RISKS AND THE BENEFITS OF THE VACCINE AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE SIDE EFFECTS ARE IN DIFFERENT GROUPS AND PEOPLE WILL MAKE A DECISION

HOPEFULLY WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ASSURED THAT THEY'RE GETTING A SAFE VACCINE, THE RISK IS OUTWEIGHED BY THE ENORMOUS BENEFIT THAT THE VACCINE HAS >> I WANT TO ASK YOU NOW ABOUT SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING ABOUT PEOPLE ARE GETTING TO THE POINT THAT THEY WANT TO DO THINGS EXERCISING DURING THE PANDEMIC PEOPLE RUNNING OUTSIDE SINCE A LOT OF GYMS ARE CLOSED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

WHEN THEY'RE RUNNING A LOT OF TIMES IT IS WITHOUT MASKS WHAT IS THE RISK OF BEING NEAR SOMEONE WHO IS RUNNING AND NOT WEARING ONE, POTENTIALLY BREATHING HEAVY >> IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE VIRUS DOESN'T TRANSMIT IN FLEETING CONTACT IT IS PROLONGED CONTACT SO I DON'T THINK THAT WEARING A MASK IS NECESSARY WHEN YOU'RE RUNNING

OBVIOUSLY IF YOU'RE RUNNING WITH A BUNCH OF YOUR FRIENDS, THAT MAY POSE A DIFFERENT RISK IF YOU'RE JUST PASSING SOMEONE ON A TRAIL, THERE SHOULD BE A REAL RISK OF TRANSMISSION I DON'T THINK YOU NECESSARILY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OBVIOUSLY THERE ARE SCENARIOS WHERE TRANSMISSION CAN OCCUR BUT I THINK THAT RUNNERS ARE SAFE NOT TO WEAR THE MASK WHILE RUNNING OUT ON THE TRACK OR ON A TRAIL

>> I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US, DOCTOR >> THANK YOU >>> AND A REMINDER THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING IS SET TO START AT 5:30 PM

EASTERN TIME WE WILL BRING THAT TO YOU LIVE ON NBC NEWS NOW >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM

>> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NO OF >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE OF THE STORY >> WHAT IS A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> AND FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY THAT IS THE NEWS STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT

>> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS >> IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT BUT YOU SHOULD NEVER FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL >> OUR GLOBAL NIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> THE PEOPLE SAY THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREA AN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>> THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU AFRAID IT WILL DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE PROTESTS? >> THE CITY OF CHICAGO WAS ROCKED BY MORE GUN VIOLENCE OVERNIGHT 15 PEOPLE WERE INJURED AFTER A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL HOME >> WHAT MAKES THIS INCIDENT ESPECIALLY HEINOUS IS THAT THE SHOOTERS TOOK ADVANTAGE OF FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WHO WERE GATHERED TO MOURN THE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN WHO HIMSELF HAD LOST HIS LIFE JUST A WEEK BEFORE

>>> NBC NEWS REPORTER SHAQUILLE BREWSTER JOINS ME NOW SHAQ THIS IS SOMETHING TRAGIC TO HEAR ABOUT CAN YOU TELL US WHAT WE KNOW HAPPENED >> Reporter: THIS HAPPENED, SAVANNAH, AROUND 6:30 PM

LAST NIGHT IT HAPPENED OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL HOME THERE WERE MOURNERS THERE FOR SOMEONE WHO LAST WEEK LOST THEIR LIVE IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING AS MOURNERS WERE LEAVING THE FUNERAL HOME, A BLACK VEHICLE PULLED UP, DROVE BY AND OPENED FIRE INTO THE CROWD WE KNOW THAT 15 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WOUNDED, INCLUDING TEN WOMEN AND FIVE MEN

AFTER THE SHOOTING STARTED TO BEGIN, SOME OF THE MOURNERS THEN RETURNS FIRE THE CAR TURNED THE CORNER AND CRASHED INTO A PARKED CAR AND THE SUSPECTS THEN FLED SO THAT WAS WHAT WE SAW THERE WE GOT SOME VIDEO OF WHAT'S NEXT TO IT YOU SEE PEOPLE RUNNING AND YOU HEAR THE SHOTS

I WANT YOU TO LISTEN AND WATCH THE VIDEO QUICKLY [GUNSHOTS] ,% [GUNFIRE] , >> Reporter: NEIGHBORS DESCRIBED THE SCENE AND YOU HEARD IT THERE AS SOMETHING AKIN TO A WAR ZONE AS I MENTIONED, 15 PEOPLE WERE INJURED MOST ARE EXPECTED TO SURVIVE THERE ARE TWO OF THOSE 15 WHO ARE IN VERY CRITICAL CONDITION ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES WHEN THEY BRIEFED THE MEDIA THIS MORNING

SAVANNAH >> SHAQ, THAT VIDEO IS DIFFICULT TO WATCH YOU MENTIONED THAT THE SUSPECT FLED WE KNOW THAT POLICE HAVE MADE ONE ARREST WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THAT SUSPECT? >> THAT'S RIGHT

THEY MADE ONE ARREST THEY'RE CALLING THIS PERSON A PERSON OF INTEREST THEY SAY THAT THEY HAVEN'T MADE CONTACT OR THEY'RE NOT AWARE OF THE ACTUAL SHOOTER SO WE DON'T BELIEVE THIS IS THE ACTUAL SHOOTER INVOLVED BUT THEY HAVE SOMEONE IN CUSTODY WHO WAS A PERSON OF INTEREST

LISTEN TO WHAT THE LEAD DETECTIVE TOLD US ABOUT THIS PERSON AND ABOUT THEIR INVESTIGATION AND WHERE IT STANDS >> WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO SEEK ADDITIONAL WITNESSES TO HELP OUT WITH THE CASE WE BELIEVE THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND OUT IN THE CROWD WHO KNOW THE SHOOTERS, THEY KNOW WHO DID THIS INCIDENT WE ARE IMPLORING, WE ARE SEEKING PLEASE TO HELP THE DETECTIVES WITH THIS INVESTIGATION THIS CAN'T HAPPEN

YOU CAN'T DRIVE DOWN THE STREET AND INDICE KIM NATALIE SHOOT INTO A CROWD OF PEOPLE AND THEN FLEE THE SCENE >> Reporter: YOU HEAR THAT PLEA THERE FOR ANYONE WITH INFORMATION TO CONTACT AUTHORITIES WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE MAYOR AND THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT WAS THAT THEY BELIEVE THIS IS GANG RELATED AND THIS IS — YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT GANG VIOLENCE IN CHICAGO IS THE DRIVING CAUSE OF VIOLENCE IN THIS CITY THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE SAYING THEY'RE ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO STEP UP IF THEY HAVE ANY VIDEO, IF THEY KNOW WHO THIS MIGHT BE

THEY'RE ASKING THEM TO STEP UP TO HELP BREAK THIS CYCLE OF SHOOTING AND THEN RETALIATION AND THEN ANOTHER SHOOTING THEY'RE SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR IT TO END SAVANNAH >>> WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ALSO TALKING ABOUT HIS PLANS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THIS STOP HE SAYS HE PLANS TO SEND FEDERAL TROOPS TO CHICAGO TO DEAL WITH THE SURGE IN GUN VIOLENCE

HOW IS CHICAGO'S MAYOR RESPONDING TO THAT? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, IT REALLY PUTS THE CITY OFFICIALS, ESPECIALLY THE SHOOTING LAST NIGHT, IN SOME AWKWARD POSITIONING BECAUSE ON THE ONE HAND, THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH VIOLENCE IN THIS CITY WE SAW JUST THIS PAST YEAR, THERE'S BEEN A 47% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS ALMOST A 50% INCREASE IN HOMICIDES SO THE MAYOR HAS BEEN OPEN, EVEN BEFORE COMMENTS BEFORE THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY THAT SHE IS OPEN TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE TO DEAL WITH THE ROOT CAUSES OF THIS PROBLEM

THE SUPERINTENDENT TODAY SAID IT IS A DRUG PROBLEM, IT IS A GANG PROBLEM, IT IS A GUN PROBLEM SHE IS OPEN TO FEDERAL ASSISTANCE IN ADDRESSING THOSE ISSUES WHAT SHE IS OPPOSED TO IS ANY KIND OF OCCUPYING FORCE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCENES THAT WE SAW IN PORTLAND WHERE YOU HAVE THE FEDERAL AGENTS WITH NO INSIGNIA, MANNING POSTS SHE WANTS TO AVOID THAT SITUATION

THE LANGUAGE THAT WE HAVE HEARD IS OPEN ARMS SHE IS WELCOMING THE SUPPORT SHE SAYS THE SUPPORT WILL BE THE FORM OF FBI AGENTS, WILL BE IN THE FORM OF — WILL ASSIST THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO AND FEDERAL ARMS IT WILL BE THE FEDERAL PARTNERS THAT THE CITY ALREADY HAS HE WARNED TO ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE WHITE HOUSE DIRECTLY IF SHE SEES A FORCE SIMILAR TO PORTLAND, SHE WILL BE READY TO RUN INTO COURT IS HER WORDS

IT IS THAT BALANCING ACT OF TRYING TO ACCEPT THE HELP BUT ALSO MAKING SURE THAT THE BASIC CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF EVERYDAY CHICAGOANS ARE UPHELD SAVANNAH >> YOU JUST PUT THAT SO ELOQUENTLY, SHAQ THANK YOU SO MUCH I KNOW IT IS A DIFFICULT STORY TO BE REPORTING ON

>> Reporter: THANK YOU, SAVANNAH >>> RACE AND POLITICS ARE COLLIDING IN AMERICA THE DEATHS OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR ARE SPARKING A NATIONAL RECKONING AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE HOST OF THE BRAND-NEW MS NBC CRIME SHOW THE READOUT JOINS ME NOW CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW SHOW

I'M HAPPY FOR YOU WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START THE WEEK WITH THE POUR HOUSE BOOKINGS THAT YOU'VE HAD LET'S TALK ABOUT THE MOVEMENT THAT WE'RE SEEING CALL FOR POLICE REFORMS, REMOVAL OF CONFEDERAL MONUMENTS WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THIS

>> FIRST OF ALL, SAVANNAH, IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU I APPRECIATE YOU HAVING ME ON I'VE BEEN COVERING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT SINCE 2012 IT HAS BEEN BACK TO THE SLAVE CATCHER DAYS WHERE THERE WERE ACTUAL POLICE YOU KNOW, BLACK LIVES HAVE NEVER REALLY MATTERED IN THIS COUNTRY AND NOT TREATED AS IF THEY MATTER

THEY MATTER TO OUR FAMILIES AND MOMS AND DADS BUT NOT TO INSTITUTIONS AND SO I THINK WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS A COMBINATION OF BLACK LIVES MATTER THAT IS THROUGH THE DEMANDS FOR FAIR POLICING THEY ARE ALL TAXPAYERS AND WHO IS GOING TO BE WILLING TO CONTINUE TO PAY FOR A SERVICE THAT IS HARMING AND KILLING YOU DISPROPORTIONATELY? THIS IS WORKING DOWN THROUGH THE BRING DOWN OF THESE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS WHY DO WE HAVE MONUMENTS TO SELF DECLARED FOREIGN COUNTRY WHO WANTS SOMEONE LIKE ME TO BE A SLAVE FOREVER

I THINK THESE THINGS GO TOGETHER QUICKLY IF I CAN, YOU WERE TALKING WITH SHAQ ABOUT THESE — THIS INTENT OF DONALD TRUMP TO SEND FEDERAL FORCES INTO PLACES LIKE CHICAGO ONE OF THE GREAT BOOKINGS THAT WE HAD ON THE SHOW WAS LORI LIGHTFOOT, THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO SHE SAID THAT DONALD TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO SEND BASICALLY A PERSONAL MILITIA HE HAS CREATED HIS OWN SECRET POLICE FORCE THAT HE WANTS TO SICK ON BLACK COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE DEMOCRATIC MAYORS

THIS IS A POINTED MESSAGE FROM THE PEOPLE WHO QUOTED THE CONNOR OF MIAMI SAYING WHEN THE LOOTING STARTS, THE SHOOTING STARTS HE HAS MADE HIMSELF THE BULL CONNOR IN THE CIVIL RIGHTS SITUATION AND USING FEDERAL FORCE IN ORDER TO DRAMATICALLY INFLICT VIOLENCE ON THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT BECAUSE HE SEES THAT AS A MOVEMENT AGAINST HIM SO I THINK WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS A PERVERSION OF THE FEDERAL SYSTEM, A PERVERSION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FEDERAL POWER IT IS IRONIC WHEN WE WATCHED JOHN LEWIS WHO IN THAT ERA, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS THE CALVARY THAT BECAME INTO LOCAL COMMUNITIES, TO WALK BLACK KIDS INTO SCHOOL TO BEAT BACK THE BULL CONNORS, THE KIND OF PEOPLE WHO BEAT JOHN LEWIS

DONALD TRUMP IS SIDING WITH THE PEOPLE THAT BEAT JOHN LEWIS IT IS KIND OF IRONIC >> JOY, LIKE I JUST SAID A MOMENT AGO, THE POUR HOUSE BOOKINGS THAT YOU'VE HAD, YOU JUST MENTIONED LORI LIGHTFOOT AND YOU ALSO INTERVIEWED JOE BIDEN, THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HE MADE HEADLINES AFTER SAYING HE HAD FOUR BLACK WOMEN ON HIS VP SHORT LIST TALK ABOUT WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW AND ALSO GETTING THAT OUT OF HIM ON YOUR SHOW ON THE FIRST DAY

>> YEAH YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN ASKING PEOPLE WHO ARE PRESUMABLY ON THAT LIST, PEOPLE LIKE SENATOR KAMALA HARRIS, YOU KNOW, SUZANNE RICE, PEOPLE THAT YOU CAN PRESUME TO BE ON THE SHORT LIST CONGRESSMAN BASS OUT OF CALIFORNIA AND THE REALITY IS THAT BLACK WOMEN ARE THE FOUNDATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THEY ARE THE MOST HIGH TURNOUT VOTERS IN THE U

S THEY VOTE MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP AND THEY VOTE PRIMARILY FOR DEMOCRATS AND SAVED HIS CAMPAIGN JOE BIDEN'S CAMPAIGN WAS A FLAT LINE UNTIL HE GOT TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND PRIMARILY BLACK WOMEN VOTERS LIFTED HIM WHAT YOU HEARD KAMALA HARRIS SAY IN ONE OF THE DEBATES IS BLACK WOMEN HAVE SHOWN UP FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BUT THE PARTY HAS NOT ALWAYS SHOWN UP FORCE

WHAT YOU SEE IN THIS OP-ED BY 7 PROMINENT BLACK WOMEN, YOU KNOW, THESE INCREDIBLE POURFUL BLACK WOMEN WITH HUGE PLATFORMS SAYING BLACK WOMEN NOW NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED ON THE TICKET WE KNOW WE WON'T HAVE A WOMAN PRESIDENT IF JOE BIDEN WINS BUT A BLACK WOMAN VICE PRESIDENT WOULD SEND AN INCREDIBLY POURFUL MESSAGE TO THIS LOYAL CONSTITUENCY OF VOTERS THAT'S WHY I ASKED HIM THE QUESTION I WAS SURPRISED THAT HE DIDN'T SEEM PREPARED FOR THE QUESTION

HE SAID HE HAD FOUR BLACK WOMEN ON THE LIST BUT I WONDER ABOUT THE STRATEGY OF NOT BEING MORE DEFINITIVE ABOUT SAYING THAT HE WILL MAKE THIS COMMITMENT HE HAS SAID HE WILL PUT A BLACK WOMAN ON THE SUPREME COURT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO HE PICKS BUT HE WOULD BE SENDING A POWERFUL MESSAGE TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IF A BLACK WOMAN WAS HIS CHOICE

>> ABSOLUTELY LET'S TALK ABOUT YOU FOR A MINUTE WITHOUT FORGETTING THAT YOU ALREADY HAD YOUR OWN SHOW ON MSNBC FOR A LONG TIME BUT YOU'RE THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO ANCHOR A SHOW WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST >> AM JOY HAS BEEN MY HOME FOR FOUR YEARS

THE MOST DIVERSE PRODUCING TEAM I BELIEVE IN TELEVISION AT LEAST IN CABLE NEWS AND THAT I'VE EVER WORKED WITH IT REALLY PUTS ON AN INCREDIBLE SHOW IT IS STILL THERE HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL STILL TUNE IN TO AM JOY ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS

BUT THE THING THAT I'M MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IS BEING RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF THAT NEWS DAY BECAUSE WHEN WE'RE A WEEKEND SHOW, WE'RE MORE OF A RETROSPECTIVE EVEN THOUGH NEWS IS NOW BREAKING AS YOU KNOW 7 DAYS A WEEK >> UH-HUH >> A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO IS ANALYZE THE WEEK AND LOOK BACK AT IT WHEN YOU'RE REALLY IN THE HEART OF IT, IT IS AN EXCITING THING TO BE ABLE TO BE AT THE CENTER OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE NEWS CYCLE AND PARTICULARLY COMING FROM D

C WHICH IS WHERE THE SHOW WILL BE BASED WE WILL HAVE THEM HOT OFF THE PRESS THEY COME OUT OF THE CAPITOL AND WE'RE GOING TO GRAB THEM WE WILL BE ON TOP OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE AND TAKING THE MOVEMENT IN THE STREETS AND MAKING IT INTO PRODUCTIVE CHANGE AND LAWS

THAT IS THE NAME OF THE GAME >> AND JOY, CAN I JUST SAY IN ADDITION TO THOSE INCREDIBLE GUESTS THAT YOU HAVE ALREADY SHOWN US THAT YOU'RE BOOKING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO GRAB, WHAT AN INCREDIBLE TIME FOR US TO HAVE YOUR VOICE IN THIS EVENING LINE-UP HERE AT MSNBC I WISH YOU I WISH WE WERE DANCING THIS SEPTEMBER LIKE WE HAVE THE PAST FEW YEARS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE GET TO DO TOGETHER, COHOST THAT

HAVE % BEEN OVER THE % LAST FEW YEARS THAT IS ONE % THING WE CAN DO % AS COHOSTS % >> WE HAVE A % WHOLE DANCE % TROUPE WE ARE ACTUALLY % LIKE ATTAIN % WE HAVE TO MAKE % SURE THAT THIS CAN HAPPEN AGAIN

>> WE HAVE TO GET OUR MOVES TOGETHER TO GET BACK ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND YET I MISS YOU TOO YOU ARE T DOING GREAT HERE, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU >> THANK YOU, JOY CATCH THEDO "READOUT" WEEKNIGHTS ON NBC WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU

EK >>> WE BEGIN WITH A LIVE LOOK AT THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING IT ROOM LATER THIS HOUR THE PRESIDENT IS SET TO HOLD ANOTHER CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING WE STILL DON'T KNOW IF TASK FORCE MEMBERS LIKE DR FAUCI WILL BE PRESIDENT PRESENT AND WHEN HE STARTS TO SPEAK WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU LIVE L >>> I AM SAVANNAH SELLERS

YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS U NOW >>> LET'S S GET TO OUR NBC LENEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FIRE FROM NBC NEWSCOM AND WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR US THIS HOUR ? >> Reporter: MORE STATES ARE A MASK G OF INDIANA JOIN THE LIST TODAY REQUIRING A MASK IN PUBLIC MA SO DID OHIO, GOVERNOR MIKE DeWINE ANNOUNCING THE ORDER THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TOMORROW

>> WE KNOW THAT WEARING A MASK IN THE YELLOW AND ORANGE COUNTIESEL WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE, AND THAT COULD HELP THE COUNTIES NOT TURN RED DOING THIS IN THOSE COUNTIES WHERE THE THREAT LEVEL IS LOWER AT THE CURRENT POINT MAKES SENSE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE INWEAR A MASK STATEWIDE IN OHIO TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS >> Reporter: THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION IS EXPANDING THE LIST OF THE UG% RECALLED HAND SANITIZER'S AND THE FDA SAID AT LEAST 75 PRODUCTS ARE GETTING RECALLED DUE TO TOXIC LEVELS OF WOOD ALCOHOL OR METHANOL IF THAT IS ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN OR INGESTED THOSE PRODUCTSAN R COULD LEAD TO INJURY OR DEATH

OFFICIALS SAY SOME PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN SOLD BY POPULAR NATIONAL CHAINS >>> THE SIERRA CLUB AND ACLU WANTS THE COURT TO STEP IN TO STOP CONSTRUCTION ON THE BORDER WALL, ASKING THE COURT N % TO LET THE LOWER COURT RULINGS GOING TO AFFECT TO STOP THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FROM SPINNING ANYMORE PENTAGONUM MONEY ON THE WALL WE ASKED ABOUT PUTTING ONE OF THOSE COURT UT RULINGS ON HOLD, AND CONSTRUCTION COULD CONTINUE WITH THE CAS E ARGUED IN LOWER COURT THE SIERRA CLUB AND ACLU SAID IF THE EDJUSTICES DON'T ACT THAT % THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD FINISH SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE WALL >>> MORE ONON DEVELOPMENT IN THE CASE OF GHISLAINE MAXWELL, ISSUING THE JUDGE TO ISSUE A GAG ORDER BARRINGE NG WITNESSES FROM MAKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE CASE

MAXWELL WAS ACCUSED OF HELPING JEFFREY EPSTEIN GET YOUNG GIRLS FOR HIS SEXUAL ABUSE THAT USE >>> IT IS TOO EARLY TO TELL WHETHER THE STORM WILL IMPACT THE USHE BUT WE ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE TRACK >> Reporter: K

THOSE ARE YOUR WEDNESDAY HEADLINES BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU, JOE >>> I UHAAM LUCKY SAY I TO WILL SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW, THE DAY BEFORE FRIDAY

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THIS WEEK FO >> Reporter: NO PROBLEM >>> CALIFORNIA HAS SURPASSED NEW YORK AND CONFIRMED THE CORONAVIRUS CASES AND THE STATE REPORTING NEARLY 13,000 NEW INFECTIONS JUST TODAY NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT STEVE PATTERSON JOINS ME FROM THE PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER IN COLE BURBANK AND WHAT IS THE SITUATION RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: IF THE STATE AND INHABITANTS OF CALIFORNIAAN ARE REELING, THINK HOW MUCH NEWS WE'VE HAD TODAY THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE WORST DAYS THAT CALIFORNIA HAS HAD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS 13,000 IS A SINGLE DAY HIGH

ALSO LA COUNTY REPORTING A SINGLE DAY HIGH FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS THE SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE IS A HIGH AT 90 400/7 DAYS THE NUMBER OF CASES, LOOKING AT THE POSITIVITY RATE WHICH ACTUALLY DID DIP GOING IN TODAY BUT NOW SHOOTING BACK UP TO 176% PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN % NEXT

WILL THE GOVERNOR OR STATE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN MORE OF THE STATE ALREADY SO MUCH AS BEEN DONE IN THE WAKE COMING INTO THIS WEEK TO ADDRESS THAT ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AGO THE GOVERNOR ISSUED ORDERS FOR BARS, AND ORDERS FOR THE INDOOR DINING TO CLOSED DOWN, GYMS AND TOTHINGS LIKE OFFICE MS SPACES, RELIGIOUS SPACES AND THINGS LIKE THAT HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN IN ABOUT 80% OF THE STATE THEY HAVE SHUTDOWN ORDERS FOR THINGS LIKE THAT, SO PEOPLE ARE WONDERING IF THE GOVERNOR WILL FURTHER ISSUE WHAT IS OR LIKELY TO BE ANOTHER STAY-AT- HOME ORDER FOR THE REST OF THE STATE – THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES COULD DO IT HIMSELF TO GET AHEAD OF THIS AN ISSUE AN ORDER FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

THAT IS F ON THE TOP OF THE MIND OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE, A OF DISCUSSION EVERYONE IS HAVING, PARTICULARLY BUSINESSES HOVERING AT 19% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND THE BUSINESSES ARE LREADY REELINGVIA% THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CLOSING UP AGAIN THERE HAS BEEN SO MUCH WORK ALO% DONE ON THAT FRONT PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHAT E IS LEFT THEY HAVE HIKING TRAILS, POOLS AND BEACHES, THE LIFEBLOOD AND REASON PEOPLE PAY THE TAXES TO LIVE IN CALIFORNIA WHICH IS ALL ENDANGERED AS WELL LOOKING AT THE N IA RAW DATA OF THE LL NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING SICK AND BEING TAKEN INTO THE HOSPITALS, IT'S VERY SCARY FOR PEOPLE THAT BE LIVE HERE

EVERYBODY IS NOW WONDERING WHAT W IS NEXT, SAVANNAH >> DEFINITELY A CRISIS FOR THE STATE HOW IS T GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ADDRESSING THE NEWS THAT CALIFORNIA HAS IN FACT SURPASSED NEW YORK IN THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASESD QUESTION MARK >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR AND STATE OFFICIALS ARE PUTTING IT R% INTO CONTEXT AND YOU HAVE TO DEALING WITH A STATE LIKE CALIFORNIA THINK ABOUT IT THE CALIFORNIA LANDMASS POPULATION, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCTS,ITFO THE SIZE OF A GOOD SIZE COUNTRY

21 STATES COULD MAKE UP THE ENTIRETY OF CALIFORNIA SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND SEE THEY SURPASSED NEW YORK IN TOTAL CASES, THE GOVERNOR SAID THEY EXPECTED KIND OF THIS BROAD NUMBER TO L D COME IN STATE OFFICIALS EXPECTED THIS VOLUME OR LEVEL OF CASES THEY ARE DOING IT IN A WAY THAT HAVE BEEN ALL ALONG FOCUSING ON CONTACT TRACING, TESTING, SUPPLIES,ALSITAG, A OVERALL STAFFING OF THE HOSPITALS

LIKE THIS ONE BEHIND ME AT ST HE JOSEPH'S, THEY HAVE AN INFLUX OF CASES WITH STILL HALF A UX NUMBER BEDS, MORE THAN ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH THE POSSIBLE SURGE IF IT WERE TO HIT THEY ARE DEALING WITH RURAL COUNTIES AND SPECIFICALLY WORRIED ABOUT THE LEVEL OF BEDS THEY HAVE THERE GOVERNOR NEWSOM HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE A FEW AA HOURS AGO ADDRESSING THE PER CAPITA RATE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND AGE CONTEXT OF EVERYTHING GOING ON WE WILL PLATE %A BIT AND HAVE YOU LISTEN IN

>> THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA IS NOT THE HIGHEST IN THAT RESPECT BUT NONETHELESS IT IS A SOBER REMINDER OF WHY WE ARE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE, AND IT IS A SOBERING REMINDER ON WHY WE PUT IN THE MASK MANDATE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA >> Reporter: THE SERIOUSNESS OF WHAT HE IS OF TALKING ABOUT IS EXASPERATED FOLLOWINGT THIS GUIDE ON TWITTER AND EVERY FEW MINUTES HE TWEETS OUT TO WEAR A MASK, STAY AWAY FROM PEOPLE, STAY INDOORS AND WASH YOUR HANDS THESE MESSAGES DON'T STOP, DEADLY SERIOUS ABOUT, ADDRESSING THIS WITH PERSONAL IS ACCOUNTABILITY WHICH IS SO HUGE STATE OFFICIALS FEEL LIKE SOME ARE GETTING LOST IN SOME ORDERS %% THAT WERE LIFTED A FEW MONTHS AGO AND NOW MOVING INTO TODAY D THINGS ARE NOT LOOKING SO GOOD

>> DEFINITELY IT MAKES SENSE THE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN AND EVENY FOR EATING OUTSIDE PEOPLE NG THINK IT IS OKAY TO GO YOU MENTIONED CONTACT TRACING AND WE ARE SEEING SOMETHING LIKE COMMUNITY SPREAD HAPPENING AT LOCATIONS THAT ARE OPEN, AND THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT, NGNG RESTAURANTS HOW IS THAT GOING AND WHAT IS THE LATEST OF HEALTH OFFICIALS T IN CALIFORNIA TRACKING THESE CASES?A >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR FROM EARLY ONSET A GOAL WHERE HE WANTED TO HIT 10,000 CONTACT TRACING TO TRACE THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS OUT THE STATE IT IS NOT THE RU ONLY WAY THAT PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO SORT T OF FIGURE OUT WHERE OR THE VIRUS IS SPREADING

A LOT OF THAT RUIS THROUGH TESTING BUT CONTACT TRACING REALLY DOES HELP THE PROBLEM IS% THAT IT IS LABOR- INTENSIVE AND A MANUAL THING I HAVE SEEN INSIDE OF THE OPERATION IN A FEW PLACES AND MUNICIPALITIES THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA IT'S PEOPLE ON THE PHONE CALLING AND ASKING FOR INFORMATION THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE SIMPLY DO NOT WANT TO GIVE ACTITI NOT ONLY THAT YOU HAVE TO TRAIN THESE PEOPLE IN ORDER TO DO IT THE NUMBER HOVERING AROUND 4000 PEOPLE STAFFED AND READY TO GO, BUT STILL AN ADDITIONAL 1000 PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE TRAINED TO DO THE E WORK THAT TO DO

AND THEN WHEN YOU GET SOMEBODY ON THE PHONE %AND ASKED THEM WHO THEY HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH GIVING UP THAT INFORMATIONH FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IS A NO GO SECONDLY, THAT IS AN HOUR LONG PHONE CALL AND IF YOU ARE AN ESSENTIAL WORKER YOU MAY NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME WHAT THEY ARE RUNNING UP AGAINST, COMPOUND THAT WITH THE SPREAD AND THE NUMBER D OF THESE THINGS, ASTRONOMICAL RIGHT NOW, IT'S HARD TO GET A HANDLE ONNG CONTACT TRACING WITH THE RAW STATISTICS

WE SPOKE WITH HEALTH AND HUMAN ACC SERVICES AND THEY GAVE A STATEMENT DURING THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND LISTEN TO THE CHALLENGE THEY %% ARE UP AGAINST >> IT IS THE LARGEST STIS TRANSMISSION WE'VE SEEN ACROSS THE STATE AND A VERYIS% ROBUST CONTACT TRACING PROGRAM IN EVERY SINGLE COUNTY WOULD HAVE A HARD TIME GL REACHING OUT TO EVERY SINGLE CASE NOBODY ANTICIPATED BUILDING A PROGRAM SEPATO CONTACT TRACE THE LEVEL OF CASES WE ACSEE HERE >> Reporter: THAT IS GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE THEY NOW GIVE $20 GIFT CARDS FOR PEOPLE OW THAT WILL ACTUALLY ANSWER THE QUESTION TO HELP THE CONTACT TRACERS TO BE ABLE TO STOP THE SPREAD THEY HAVE MULTIPLE PROBLEMS ON AV MULTIPLE FRONTS BUT THE BIG QUESTION FOR THE REST OF THE STATE AND THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN IT, WILL THERE BELI FURTHER SHUTDOWN AND MAYBE REVERSE INTO ANOTHER STATE AT HOME ORDER WHICH IS E ON THE TOP OF EVERYONE'S MIND

>> STEPHEN, EVEN IF PEOPLE ARE COOPERATING, HOW % MANY ARE FORGETTING WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN, WHO THEY HAVE SEEN, AND IT COULD BE ONE PERSON THEY ARE FORGETTING THAT WILL CONTRACT IT AND START SPREADING IT AGAIN THAT IS QUITE A CHALLENGE TO T T G % TACKLE THANK YOU SO CK MUCH, STEVE >> Reporter: THANK YOU, SAVANNAH >>> SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEBATING ON HOW TO REOPEN IN THE FALL WITH THE orNN AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IN TEXAS PLANNING A MIX OF VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON CLASSES

ICIC PRISCILLA THOMPSON JOINS ME FROM AUSTIN, TEXASLL PRISCILLA, WHAT ARE THEY PLANNING TO DO AND HOW WILL THEY KEEP THE LL DO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SAFE? >> Reporter: WE GOT A GLIMPSE INSIDE OF THE WAREHOUSE WITH A LOOK AT HOW EXACTLY THEY PLAN ON KEEPING AN FOLKS SAFE IT TURNS OUT THAT IT IS PP, MILLIONS OF PPE THAT THE AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS BEEN STOCKPILING SINCE MID APRIL TO PREPARE FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE STUDENTS WOULD COME BACK IN PERSON AT SOME% IT POINT RIGHT NOW THE GUIDANCE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS GIVING IS THAT ON AUGUST 18 STUDENTS WILL COME BACK TO THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM RT THREE WEEKS AFTER THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO STEP FOOT AGAIN INTO THE PHYSICAL TO CLASSROOM, AND BEGIN TO TAKE CLASSES AGAIN IN % PERSON

THAT IS WHAT THE FOLKS AT THE OPERATIONS CENTER ARE PREPARING FORATIO I SPOKE WITH THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSEKEEPING THERE TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW SHE DESCRIBES IT TO ME OEE >> WE WANT TO BE PREPARED AND MAKE SURE THAT WE DO NT HAVE PPE AND HAND SANITIZER, OR ANY OTHER PROTECTIVE GEAR THEY NEED TO GET THE SCHOOLS STARTED WE WANT TO SEE THE STUDENTS BACK IN THE SCHOOLS

>> Reporter: I THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL THEY ARE WAITING % ON ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FROM THE STATE THE MOST RECENT GUIDANCE THAT CAME OUT AFTER AUSTIN F RELEASED THE POLICIES THAT STATE OFFICIALS WILL ALLOW STUDENTS TO ATTEND CLASSES FOR UP TO 8 WEEKS VIRTUALLY IS POSSIBLY THE IN-PERSON DATE GETS PUSHED BACK OFFICIAL TELL US THEY WANT TO BE SURE THAT %WHEN THE STUDENTS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THEY ARE ABLE TO ALLOW THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND TEACHERS TO DO SO SAFELY

>> SPEAKING OF DOING SO SAFELY, LET'S TALK ABOUT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WE USUALLY TALK ABOUT THATONVE IN THE CONTEXT OF HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHAT ABOUTL TEACHERS AND FACULTY GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND WHAT DO THE SCHOOLS HAVEG ON HAND FOR HOTHAT? >> Reporter: IT WILL LOOK SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IN THE HOSPITALS WITH HUNDREDS OF THERMOMETERS, THOUSANDS OFS FACE SHIELDS, HAND SANITIZER AND MILLIONS OF MASKS TO PROTECT ALL OF THOSE DS% STUDENTS, AND ALSO THE TEACHERS THEY HAVE TO ENSURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED AS I MENTIONED, THEY HAVE BEEN ORDERING THIS STUFF AND STOCKPILING SINCE APRIL

WHAT THEY ARE NOW DOING IS PUTTING ITHIINAR ON CARTS TO GET IT OUT TO THE ROUGHLY 130 CAMPUSES ACROSS THE CITY THEY PLAN TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE STOCKPILE IN THE O WAREHOUSES TO AVOID ANY SORT OF SUPPLY CHAIN T ISSUES EARLY ON WHEN THEY TRIED TO ORDER IN HEAPRIL THEY DID SEE SOME OF THOSE ISSUES AND OBVIOUSLY OTHER PLACES WERE DESPERATE TO GET THESE SUPPLIES AS WELL I DID ASK THEMSU IF IT WOULD BE ENOUGH, AND IS WHAT YOU HAVE ON HAND ENOUGH THEY TELL US THEIR AIM IS TO KEEP THESE WAREHOUSES FULL SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO SUPPLY THE PRODUCTS TO THE SCHOOLS AS THEY TURNED THROUGH INEY THE PPE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

>>PP THERE IS A NEW POLL OUT ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IN TEXAS, AND TELL US ABOUT THAT L >> Reporter: THERE IS A LOT OF INTERESTING NUMBERS IN THAT POLL RELEASED TODAY THAT INCLUDESEL 2 TO 1 TEXANS SAYING THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS OUT OF CONTROL TH HE RIGHT NOW OBVIOUSLY FOLKS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT WHEN YOU DIG INTO THE NUMBERSY A MAJORITY OF TEXANS SUPPORT THE MANDATORY MASK ORDER THAT THE GOVERNOR PUT O IN PLACE

WHERE THEY ARE DIVIDED WITH HIM IS ON HIS RELUCTANCE TO ALLOW LOCAL OFFICIALS TO ISSUE LOCAL CITY AND COUNTY WIDE % SHUTDOWN ORDERS MOST PEOPLE IN THAT POLL SAY THEY FEEL THAT THE GOVERNOR SHOULD RENT LOCAL OFFICIALS THE POWER TO DO THAT OBVIOUSLY WE'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT VERY RELUCTANT TO DO THAT SOME OF THAT TH SEEMS TO BE REFLECTIVE IN THE APPROVAL RATINGS WE ARE SEEING PRESIDENT TRUMP APPROVAL RATING, ACCORDING TO THE POLL, LARGELY STAYING THE SAME AT 50/50Y

THAT IS WHERE WAS IN JUNE BUT RE GOVERNOR ABBOTT HAS SEEN A 21 POINT SWING IN TERMS OF THE DISAPPROVAL ON SORT OF HOW HE IS HANDLING THE CORONAVIRUS THERE OBVIOUSLY THIS WILL BE A MAJOR TOPIC IN THE RUNOFF TO THE NOVEMBER ELECTION WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS WE SEE JOE BIDEN % AHEAD OF TRUMP BY ONE PERCENTAGE POINT IT IS SHAPING UP TO BE ONPE% POTENTIALLY A VERY TIGHT RACE IN TEXAS LOOKING G % AHEAD TO THE NOVEMBER ELECTION >> 65% OF THE TEXAS VOTERS SAYING THINGS ARE OUT OF CONTROL

THANK YOU SO MUCH, PRISCILLA >> Reporter: THANK YOUROLL >>> THE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARISING IN ALMOST EVERY CORNER OF THE COUNTRY% IN THE SOUTH THEY ARE GETTING HIT PARTICULARLY % HARD IN LOUISIANA THE VIRUS IS KILLING THREE TIMES AS MANY LOUISIANA ENDS AS HURRICANE KATRINA

DR KEVIN O'NEILL IS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AND CHIEF MEDICAL HOSPITAL AT A BATON ROUGE AND TELL US ABOUT THE CONDITIONS YOU ARE SEEING >> WE SEE A RAPID ESCALATION IN THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WE ARE ADMITTING WE SAW A LOT OF COVID-19 PATIENTS AT THE END OF MARCH AND BEGINNING OF APRIL AND THEN WE CAME DOWN BUT NOW AGAIN THE ADMISSIONS AI ARE STARTING TO INCREASE DAY BY DAY

>> YOU WERE HIT EARLY ON IN NEW ORLEANS AND WE HAVE SEEN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY FLATTEN THE CURVE WHY IS THAT NOT TT HAPPENING NOW IN LOUISIANA? >> Reporter: IT IS HAPPENING >> IT IS HAPPENING ON A NG SMALLER SCALE AND NEW ORLEANS WAS HIT EARLY ON BATON ROUGE, ON ONLY 60 MILES DOWN THE ROAD WE WERE HIT LATER AND NOT IS HARD BECAUSE WE WERE PREPARED BUT WE ARE SEEING THE AREAS OF LOUISIANA THEY DID NOT SEE SO MUCH OF THE VIRUS IN MARCH AND APRIL, PEAKING EARLIER FOLLOWED BY BATON ROUGE

NEW ORLEANS STILL HAS THE LOWEST RATE WHILE THEY ARE BE RISING, THEY ARE RISING LESS QUICKLY BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW THEY WERE OWSEEING RISE EARLY AND LEARNED THE STATE HOME AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE THAT RIGHT A LITTLE MORE FLAT >>> CAN YOU TELL ME SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES HAVE LEARNED FROM THE FIRST BIG SPIKES AND HOW YOU APPLY THAT TO WHAT YOU'RE LEARNING NOW? >> Reporter: ABSOLUTELY >> NUMBER ONE IS TO DEAL WITH THE FEAR AND ARE YOU PREPARED, AND ARE WE PREPARING YOU FOR HOW TO D GO INTO A ROOM AND TAKE CARE OF A PATIENT

WHETHER THEY ARE WALKING OR RUSHING INTO THE DOOR OR ON THE FLOOR HE WE ARE GETTING MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE CARE OF COVID-19 PATIENTS WE USE A LOT OF RESCUE STRATEGY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT ONCE THEY % ARE INCUBATED THE COURSE SEEMS TO BE LONGER AND THEY CAN %GET WORSE SO WE ARE USING MORE ADVANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY THEY USE REMDESIVIRNO, PLASMA, THINGS WE DID NOT HAVE IN %THE BEGINNING OR HAVE EVIDENCE FOR IT IS COMBINED CE TECHNIQUES WITH OUR MEDICAL MANAGEMENT AND WE ARE SEEING AN IMPROVEMENT IN MORTALITY

BUT WITH ADMISSIONS RISING AGAIN WHERE FINDING PAGES MORE LIKELY TO DO POORLY RTWI G OR %L TO STAY A LONG TIME THIS TIME TATHEY ARE YOUNGER THAN % THE FIRST WAVE >> IT IS AMAZING, AND HONESTLY VERY HELPFUL TO HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT VENTILATORS, INCUBATING PEOPLE AND EVEN IN THE COURSE OF THE VIRUS YOU T AT HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTED WHEN A PATIENT NEEDS THAT >> ABSOLUTELY

IT IS USED IN THE NUMBER ATOF VENTILATORS WE HAVE FOR EVERYBODY BECAUSE WE ARE NOT USING UP OUR RESOURCESY IT IN A WAY IT IS STARTLING TO THE DOCTORS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE DISEASE AND OR VENTILATOR NUMBERS, PEOPLE THINK WE ARE OKAY BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE VENTILATORS AVAILABLE BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE WE HAVE 25 OR 30 PL YEARS OLD UPSTAIRS AND I YOU ON AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF OXYGEN, RECEIVING THERAPY AND BEING FLIPPED OVER EVERY DAY, FIGHTING FOR THEIR LIVES THE DISEASE A IS STILL VERY UPSETTING TO SEE BECAUSE THERE IS % VERY LITTLE WE CAN DO OTHER THAN THE THINGS WE HAVE TO % CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY

>> WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING LOUISIANA ALREADY HAS THE MASK MANDATE AND AR GOVERNOR EDWARDS SAID THE IT WILL STAY OPEN UNTIL AT LEAST AUGUST 7 IN YOUR VIEW WHAT ELSE NEEDS TO HAPPEN TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS? >>NT DR BIRX TOLD US WHEN SHE BUSINESS VISITS, SHE SAID IT EVERY PART OF THE STATE WE DON'T SEE RT REGIONAL INCREASE WHAT THAT MEANS TO US IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE A PART OF THE STATE HELPING OUT BECAUSE EVERYBODY SEEING A RAPID ESCALATION OF CASES AT THE SAME TIME

TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS WE HAVE ON T% WEAR A WEMASK, CLOSE THE BARS AND KEEP RESTAURANTS OPEN ONLY AT 25% CAPACITY FOR THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT WANT THIS TO GO AWAY AND GO ITBACK TO SCHOOL, WE HAVE TO SOCIALIZE LESS L, AND WHAT SHE SAID WAS 50% LESS GO OUT TO EAT OR TO THE STORE 50% LESS, AND DOING THAT WE CAN SLOW IT DOWN TO MAKE IT MORE MANAGEABLE >> I LIKE A TANGIBLE NUMBER LIKE THAT YOU TOUCHED ON THE SCHOOLS AND % RECENTLY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS POLL SAYS THATSC % ONLY 8% OF AMERICANS THAT K- 12 SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN FOR NORMAL IN-PERSON % INSTRUCTION, AND WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT? >> I HAVE KIDS AT HOME RIGHT NOW AND I KNOW THEY WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL AS WE ALL DO

WE WANT OUR KIDS TO GO O SCHOOL BECAUSE IT IS HEALTHY FOR THEM AND WE BALANCE S THE RISK OF THE HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT THAT IS MEALS, SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND EDUCATION FOR THE KIDS THE EVIDENCE FOR OL THE SCHOOLS IS A MIXED BAG TRADITIONALLY KITS SPREAD DISEASE BUT LOOKING AT EVIDENCE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND EVEN IN THE US

THAT AGE E GROUP AT 0 TO 9 YEARS OLD SPREAD THE VIRUS AND HALF AS WELL THAS AN ADULT BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE THAT FORCED ESCALATION AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT WE THINK IT IS THE MOSTE COMMON THING WE SEE FROM THE STUDIES NOW IS THAT THE FIRST CASE IN THE HOUSE FIIS NOT A CHILD BUT AN ADULT IT IS D THAT KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD THE DISEASE UP TO TO NINE YEARS OLD THAN AN ADULT AT NINE LDYEARS OLD THEY BECOME % LITTLE ADULTS AND THEY BECOME MORE SOCIAL

WE GET TO CHOOSE WHAT OUR KIDS DO UNDER THE AGE OF 9 SCHOOL IS A DIFFICULT DECISION BUT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE AGE GROUP THAT IS VULNERABLE THAT NEEDS HELP, EARLY EDUCATION, AND DECIDE IF WE % CAN START SAFELY FIRST AND USE THAT WE ARE DOING THAT IN LOUISIANA AND IN BATON ROUGE WE HAVE A SCHOOL WE STARTED SUMMER AND TESTING FREQUENTLY TO SEE HOW SAFE IT IS WHERE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES FROM CDC, TESTING THE KIDS AND THEN LOOKING AT THE SPREAD IN THE SCHOOL SO FAR THAT IS GOING WELL AND WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED

>> GREAT PLEASE DO THERE SO MUCH CONFUSION AROUND THE CORONAVIRUS AND KIDS, AND % YOU JUST MADE THAT VERY CLEAR KNOWING YOU HAVE YOUR OWN KIDS AT HOME AND DEALING WITH IS IN THE HOSPITAL, TAKE YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND FOR JOINING US >> ABSOLUTELY

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

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>>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN THIS AROUND TO BE AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE CLINICAL CHANGE >>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SEATED APART FOR THE MOST PART AND ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTESTS? , >>> TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR CONGRESS TO REACH A NEW DEAL ON A CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PACKAGE NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT GARRETT HAAKE JOINS ME NOW WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS AND PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WITH MORE HELP IS COMING AND WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THIS GOP BILL? >> Reporter: THE FINAL TEXT HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED BUT WE KNOW REPUBLICANS WANT LIABILITY PROTECTION SO THAT BUSINESSES REOPENING CANNOT GET SUITED PEOPLE COME BACK INTO THE STORE AND GET SICK WE KNOW IT WILL HAVE OVER $100 BILLION FOR KITS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL

WE LEARNED IT WOULD HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY SET ASIDE FOR THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AID AND THEY CAN USE THAT MORE CREATIVELY WE KNOW THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF AN EXTENSION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS REMEMBER THE EXTRA $600 A WEEK UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS PROVIDING IS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE MONTH ALL OF THIS IS IN FLUX AT THE MOMENT REMEMBER THIS IS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN OPENING OFFER

AT SOME POINT THEY HAVE TO NEGOTIATE WITH DEMOCRATS TO SEE WHETHER THIS WILL BECOME LAW >> ONE OF THE FIRST MEASURES SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE MONTH IS THE EXTRA $600 WE CAN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT AND IS THERE ANY WORD ON PLANS TO KEEP THAT RELIEF GOING ? >> Reporter: THERE'S ALMOST TOO MUCH WORD AND THE MOST CONFUSING THING TO TRY TO TRACK TODAY DEMOCRATS WANT TO EXTEND THE UNAPPOINTED BENEFIT AT THE LEVEL THEY ARE AT POTENTIALLY AS LONG AS THEY CAN IN THIS PANDEMIC REPUBLICANS WORRIED AT THE BEGINNING THAT IT WOULD INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK AND TO JUST STAY HOME WE ARE SAYING THING WORKED OUT IS A STEP DOWN SYSTEM IN WHICH THE BENEFITS WOULD SLOWLY DECREASE OVER TIME SO THAT PEOPLE DON'T GO OVER A CLIFF WHEN THE BENEFITS EXPIRE

THEY WANT TO GET BACK DOWN 2% IS THAT PEOPLE WOULD MAKE OTHERWISE EMPLOYED REPUBLICANS LIKE THAT IS WAY TOO INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO WORK AND NOT JUST COLLECT LARGER UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AGAIN, THIS IS ALL UNDER NEGOTIATIONS AND IT'S HARD TO FOLLOW THE MOVING PIECES ALL DAY WE WILL SEE WHERE IT LANDS BUT IT'S UNLIKELY THEY WILL COME TO AN AGREEMENT THAT WILL ACTUALLY PASS INTO LAW BEFORE THE JULY 31st DEADLINE THE CLIP IS A BIG CONCERN FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE

>> GARRETT, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE IS CONFIDENT WE WILL SEE THE NEXT RELIEF BILL BY THE END OF THE MONTH AND HOW ARE DEMOCRATS RESPONDING TO THAT, AND IS THAT REALISTIC? >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ON BOTH PARTIES THROWING COLD WATER ON THAT IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE SOME OF THEM SAYING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IT CAN TOTALLY BE DONE BY THEN THEN WE CAN HEAR NANCY PELOSI ARE MITCH McCONNELL, THAT ACTUALLY CONTROL THE FLOOR AND RESPECTIVE HOUSES OF CONGRESS LAUGHING THAT ADDICTION OFF GOING INTO THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST AND POSSIBLY BEYOND BEFORE YOU GET SOMETHING IRONED OUT AND ON THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT >> GARRETT, AS ALWAYS, THANKS SO MUCH AND I'M SURE I WILL TALK TO YOU SOON ABOUT ALL OF THIS

>> Reporter: I WILL PROBABLY SEE YOU TOMORROW >>> A FEDERAL JUDGE HEARD ARGUMENTS TODAY ON THE ORGAN REQUEST ON RESTRAINING ORDERS AGAINST FEDERAL OFFICERS ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND AND THE OFFICERS HAD TARGETED PROTESTERS WITH TEAR GAS AND FLASH BANGS HIM AND STRADER SAVING CALLING FOR POLICE REFORM SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD BACK IN MAY >> THE PORTLAND POLICE HAVE BEEN USING WRITE RIOTS PATROLS FOR WEEKS AND WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESS AND WE HAVE BEEN GASPING IN THE STREETS FOR MANY NIGHTS WE SEE BEATINGS AND GASPING, AND THAT HAS TURNED VIOLENT

I DON'T KNOW THAT TESTING SHOULD BE THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WE NEED TO PROTECT PEOPLE'S HEALTH AND WELL- BEING >> IT IS CERTAINLY ESCALATING THE SITUATION IT IS LEADING TO MORE VIOLENCE AND VANDALISM IT IS NOT HELPING THE SITUATION AT ALL THEY ARE NOT WANTED HERE

WE HAVE NOT ASKED THEM TO BE HERE AND WE WANT THEM TO LEAVE >> IT'S DISHEARTENING TO SEE THE MAYOR ON NATIONAL TV UNCHECKED I DON'T PRETEND TO KNOW WHETHER HE WANTS FEDERAL OFFICERS OUT WHAT I KNOW IS THAT THIS IS NOT A DISAGREEMENT OVER TACTICS AND GIVEN THAT TED WHEELER WAS USING THE SAME TACTICS WITH FEDERAL OFFICERS, TEARGAS AND THREATS AND INTIMIDATION WHAT IS SENDING A STRONG MESSAGE IS THE POLICE LINED UP WITH BACKS TO THE PROTESTERS FACING FEDERAL OFFICERS

THAT IS WHAT I BELIEVE A SANCTUARY CITY WOULD DO >> WHEN YOU ATTACKED A FEDERAL FACILITY LIKE A COURTHOUSE IN PORTLAND IT IS A FEDERAL CRIME ATTACKING FEDERAL POLICE OFFICERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHICH THEY HAVE DONE FOR 52 NIGHTS IN A ROW IS A FEDERAL CRIME THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT HAVE THE LOCAL SUPPORT, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT, SO WE HAVE TO GO OUT AND PROACTIVELY ARREST INDIVIDUALS WE NEED TO DO THAT TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE

>> THE RESPONSE TO DEMONSTRATION ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY SHOULD NEVER BE POLICE BRUTALITY UNTIL WE COME TO THE TABLE WITH PEOPLE DEMANDING JUSTICE, AND POLICE REFORM AND SOME ARE EVEN CALLING FOR ABOLITION WE HAVE TO HAVE A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION, AND WHAT WILL BUILD ON, ON THE OTHER SIDE >> BASICALLY WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE TO COUNSEL AND CURRENT MAYOR THAT WE ARE NOT AS CITY DIVIDED BUT A CITY UNITED FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER, AND THAT WE WILL FIGHT FOR JUSTICE UNTIL WE HAVE IT >>> TODAY NEW BARRICADES WERE PUT UP IN PORTLAND AHEAD OF ANOTHER NIGHT OF ANTICIPATED VIOLENCE AND UNREST

HERE IS OUR NBC NEWS REPORTER >> Reporter: WE HAVE SEEN A TREND IN THE PROTESTS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF NIGHTS AND THE CROWD OF PROTESTERS HAVE GROWN SUBSTANTIALLY NIGHT BY NIGHT THEY SAY IT IS IN RESPONSE TO THE VIOLENCE THEY'VE SEEN BY FEDERAL AGENTS IN THE NIGHTS PRIOR WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE SHOWING UP AND CLEARLY THE FEDERAL AGENTS EXPECT A LARGE CLOUD OF CROWDS AGAIN THEY HAVE BEEN IN PLACE THE LAST FEW NIGHTS AND THERE IS A SENSE THAT THEY ARE REINFORCING AND PULLING TOGETHER, AND PILING ON THE BARRIERS AS WELL

LAST WEEK WE SAW COUPLE OF THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE STREETS, SINGING AND CHANTING, THE SAME THING WE SAW ON MONDAY THE MOMS ARE BACK IN FULL FORCE WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE IN THE FRONT OF THE FEDERAL BUILDING AND THEY WERE TRYING TO SET FIRE ON SOME THINGS OUT FRONT, SHOUTING AT THE FEDERAL AGENCY TO COME OUT AND TRY TO DISPERSE THE CROWD THAT IS WHERE THE TEARGAS WAS FIRED AS IT GOT LATER THEY CAME OUT PAST THE FEDERAL BUILDING INTO WHERE THE PROTESTERS WERE GATHERED AND DOWN THIS MAIN STREET HERE WHICH IS NOT OBVIOUSLY FEDERAL PROPERTY

THEY ARE EXPANDING THEIR FOOTPRINT TO ENGAGE WITH PROTESTERS WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT WHICH WOULD CAUSE FEDERAL AGENTS TO ENGAGE AT ALL TODAY INSIDE OF THIS COURTHOUSE THERE WAS A HEARING WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF OREGON LOOKING TO SPEAK WITH AGENTS AND SAYS WHEN THEY MAKE AN ARREST THEY NEED TO IDENTIFY WHERE THEY ARE, WHO THEY ARE, WHERE THEY ARE FROM AND WHY THAT PERSON IS BEING ARRESTED THEY SAY IT IS NOT HAPPENED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF NIGHTS WHEN THE AGENTS HAVE MADE THEIR ARREST ONE MOM THAT WAS ARRESTED SAID THAT DID NOT HAPPEN AS WELL

SHE WAS JUST TAKEN BY FORCE AND CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING AN OFFICER SHE SAID IT DID NOT HAPPEN SHE SAID IF IT CAN HAPPEN TO HER PEACEFULLY PROTESTING, SHE SAID IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD US >> I DID NOT PLAN ON GETTING ARRESTED AND I TOLD MY HUSBAND I WOULD BE ON BY 1:00

I SAID IT WILL NOT HAPPEN TO ME AND I WILL BE FINE THE OPTICS ARE TERRIBLE THEY ARRESTED SOMEONE IN A RAINBOW TUTU, WEARING A HELMET WHAT THAT SAYS IS THAT WHEN THEY DO THIS TO IMMIGRANTS AND THOSE PERCEIVED TO BE IMMIGRANTS AND THE INDIGENOUS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR IT IS WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE SAID, MEANING THEY WILL COME FOR YOU TOO THEY WILL COME FOR ANYONE

THEY WILL COME FOR ME, THEY WILL COME FOR YOU >> Reporter: WE HAVE SEEN PROTESTERS HERE OVER THE LAST FEW NIGHTS AND IT IS STILL THE SAME IDEA, THAT THEY WANT FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO ELITE TALKING TO PROTESTERS THEY HAVE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT ONCE THE PROTESTERS SEE THE FEDERAL TROOPS LEAVE THEY WILL HAVE THE SAME PEOPLE WITH POLICE TEAR GASSING AND INJURING PEOPLE AS WELL THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE CITY TO STEP UP AND FOR MAYOR WHEELER TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY THEY WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO COME OUT OF PROTEST WITH THEM WHICH WOULD SHOW THEY HAVE THE CITY BEHIND THEM AS THEY CONTINUE THESE PROTESTS

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED THIS AFTERNOON WOULD BE SENDING HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY AND ALBUQUERQUE HE SAID HE WANTS TO ADDRESS THE INCREASE IN VIOLENCE IN THOSE CITIES >> WE WILL USE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO VIGOROUSLY CHARGE FEDERAL CRIMES AND SUPPORT THE DECEASED COMMUNITIES TO THE GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE THIS WILL BE HARD, PAINSTAKING WORK IT WILL TAKE TIME AND THE TIDE WILL NOT RECEDE OVERNIGHT BUT WE WILL MARSHAL ALL OF THE STRENGTH, FOCUS AND DETERMINATION THAT WE CAN POSSIBLY DO

THIS IS A CRITICAL EFFORT WE WILL CONTINUE TO CALL ON STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS TO DO THEIR JOB, TO PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS >>> JOINED ME NOW IS OUR NBC NEWS SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST JONATHAN ALLEN ALL OF THOSE CITIES THAT THE PRESIDENT MENTIONED EARLIER THIS WEEK, RAISING THE QUESTION ON SOMETHING YOU JUST WROTE, ABC NEWSCOM, IS THIS POLITICS OR NATIONAL SECURITY ? >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN SENT OUT AN EMAIL TO ITS SUPPORTERS IN THE LAST HOUR TALKING ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN PORTLAND

THAT UNDERSCORES THE POLITICAL NATURE WHAT'S GOING ON I SPOKE WITH A SENIOR HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIAL THAT WORKED FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION YESTERDAY ON THAT PIECE YOU MENTIONED HE SAID NO ONE ARTICULATED A CLEAR NEED FOR HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICERS OR OTHER FEDERAL AGENTS TO BE IN PORTLAND OR ANY OTHER CITY IN CONCLUSION THE HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIAL SAID IT IS ALL ABOUT POLITICS AND SIMPLY A MEANS TO APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENTIAL BASE IT IS BASICALLY ESCALATING CONFRONTATION FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN POLITICS

>> ANOTHER POLITICAL TACTIC, PAINTING DEMOCRATS AS SOFT ON CRIME NOT ONLY SOMETHING THAT TWO DOES BUT A COMMON TACTIC OF REPUBLICANS IN GENERAL HOW WILL THIS PLAY WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL BASE AND HELP HIM IN TERMS OF REELECTION GETTING CLOSER TO NOVEMBER? >> Reporter: THE CAMPAIGN IS SAYING THAT JOE BIDEN IS THE PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE IN THAT OTHER DEMOCRATS ARE NOT AS TOUGH AS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT WITH TRUMP SENDING IN THESE FEDERAL AGENTS I GUESS YOU WOULD NOT CALL THEM TROOPS BUT THEY ARE IN CAMOUFLAGE IN SOME CASES THEY DON'T IDENTIFY THEMSELVES ALL OF THE TIME WHEN THEY ARE TAKING PEOPLE OFF OF THE STREET BASICALLY THAT IS THE ARGUMENT THEY'RE MAKING BUT BASICALLY THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT ANSWERED WHITE WITH RISING CRIME UNDER HIS PRESIDENCY, WHY THAT HE IS NOT TO BLAME FOR THAT

>> SPEAKING OF RISING CRIME IN MANY CITIES LIKE CHICAGO, THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS IN THE CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT ARE NOT SUPPORTIVE OF THIS AND EVEN THOSE THAT ARE SEEING A RISE IN VIOLENCE IS THERE SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT OR FEDERAL AGENTS CAN DO IN THE CITIES WITHOUT OR DATING WITH STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT EVEN THOUGH THE MAYORS ARE AGAINST IT? >> Reporter: YOU'RE RIGHT THAT THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO AND GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS ARE RESISTANT TO THE FEDERAL AGENTS BEING BROUGHT INTO THEIR CITIES THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WAYS IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT CAN LEGALLY BRING IN FEDERAL OFFICERS FROM THE VARIOUS AGENCIES THROUGH HIS TASKFORCES, WITH ONE AGENCY ASKING FOR HELP IN ANOTHER AGENCY , AND IN THE CASE OF CHICAGOAN ALBUQUERQUE THE US

ATTORNEY FOR THOSE AREAS IS ASKING FOR HELP WITH JOINT TASK FORCES WHICH IS THE MECHANISM THEY ARE USING THERE ARE MANY WAYS AND REASONS HE COULD USE, OR EXCUSES HE COULD USE TO DEPLOY FEDERAL TROOPS THEY SAY THEY ARE DOING IT ESSENTIALLY FOR ANTI-GANG ACTIVITY, AND TO GET THE DISTRIBUTION OF ILLEGAL FIREARMS UNDER CONTROL BASICALLY WHAT YOU WILL HAVE IS A LOT MORE FEDERAL POLICE AGENTS ON THE GROUND, AND ONCE THEY ARE ON THE GROUND THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO ARREST PEOPLE FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CRIMES OR EVEN THE SUSPICION OF A WIDE VARIETY OF CRIMES

IMPORTANT AND WE HAVE SEEN ALLEGATIONS OF PEOPLE GETTING DETAINED OR ARRESTED WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE OTHER CITIES, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH WHAT HAPPENED IN PORTLAND >> IT WILL CERTAINLY BE INTERESTING TO SEE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE OF YOUR ANALYSIS THANK YOU SO MUCH, JONATHAN >> Reporter: THANK YOU

>>> TWITTER IS TAKING SWEEPING ACTION TO CRACKDOWN ON MISINFORMATION AND HARASSMENT THE COMPANY IS PERMANENTLY SUSPENDING 7000 ACCOUNTS AND LIMITING 150,000 OTHER ACCOUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN LINKED TO A GROUP KNOWN FOR SPREADING CONSPIRACY THEORIES OUR NBC NEWS REPORTER JOINS ME NOW AND GIVE US BACKGROUND ON THE GROUP, AND HOW THEY ARE USING TWITTER ON WHAT SPECIFIC RULES TWITTER SAYS THEY ARE BREAKING >> Reporter: THIS IS A WILD AND DANGEROUS CONSPIRACY THEORY BASED ON THIS SORT OF INSANE IDEA THAT THERE IS A SECRET GOVERNMENT INSIDER LEAKING DETAILS OF THIS SECRET WAR THAT DONALD TRUMP IS WAGING WITH THE DEEP SPACE, A FRACTION CONSIDERED TO BE BELIEVED DEMOCRATS, HOLLYWOOD ELITES, THE MEDIA AND EVERYONE THAT IS NOT DONALD TRUMP AND THAT THEY ARE ALL PART OF THIS FOLLOWING ACCORDING TO THIS INSANE THEORY WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WITH THE HELP OF SOCIAL MEDIA, BRINGING THESE WILD, INSANE AND BASELESS CLAIMS TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE TO THE GRANDMAS AND LITTLE OLD LADIES IN IOWA

THEY WANT THEM TO SEE THEM AND ENGAGE IN THEM WE HAVE BEEN SEEING THIS IN TWO RALLIES AND IN OTHER PLACES DUE TO THE SOCIAL MEDIA AMPLIFICATION OF THE WILD IDEAS NOW TWITTER FINALLY, LATE BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER, SAYS NO MORE WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THAT WHEN A PERSON HAS INSANE IDEAS THEY FIND PEOPLE LIKE THE HOLLYWOOD ELITE, EVERYBODY FROM CHRISSY TEIGEN, TOM HANKS, TO CLAIM THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE PEDOPHILE AND THEY ARE HARASSING THEM

I'VE SEEN HARASSMENT CAMPAIGNS HAPPENING FROM TOM HANKS TO LITTLE DOUGHNUT SHOP ON THE WEST COAST SO REALLY NO ONE IS IMMUNE AND THIS IS DANGEROUS AND SCARY YOU CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THESE RUMORS AND CONSPIRACY THEORIES GOING CHECK WHICH WE SAW IN THE CONSPIRACY THEORY WHERE SOMEONE SHOT UP A PIZZA SHOP IT'S GREAT THAT TWITTER FINALLY TOOK ACTION AGAINST IT >> THAT IS SO DAMAGING, ESPECIALLY WITH MISINFORMATION LEADING UP TO THE ELECTION SOON IT IS A SWARMING TACTIC WHERE THEY TOTALLY ATTACK SOMEONE

WHY DID TWITTER DECIDE TO TAKE THE ACTION RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: YESTERDAY MY COLLEAGUES AND I WERE TALKING WITH THEM THEY SAID THEY HAVE BEEN SEEING THEM BREAKING THE RULES FOR YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING FAKE ACCOUNTS AND BANNED FOR HARASSMENT BUT THEN THEY MAKE NEW ACCOUNTS FINALLY TWITTER SAID ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THEY CITED THE 2019 REPORT FROM THE LOCAL FAA OFFICE WHICH CALLS QANON A POTENTIAL DOMESTIC TERRORISM THREAT

WE HAVE SEEN THE QANON BELIEVERS IN ARMED THE STANDOFFS WITH THE POLICE AND ALLEGEDLY PLANNING KIDNAPPING PLOTS WE HAVE SEEN ONE WHO ALLEGEDLY MURDERED A MAN AND CAME WITH QANON DURING HIS COURT APPEARANCE IT IS GETTING DANGEROUS AND WRAPPING UP RECENTLY WAS CHRISSY TEIGEN AND OTHERS WHERE THEY ARE TARGETING INVOLVED IN SOME OF THESE CAMPAIGNS THEY GOT TO SEE THE SORT OF DAMAGE HE COULD DO TO A SINGLE USER

>> ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU SO MUCH, BRANDI MUCH, BRANDI , >>> JOE BIDEN IS DEPLOYING HIS MOST POWERFUL CAMPAIGN SURROGATE THAT IS THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE REUNITING WITH FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR THE FIRST TIME

THEY SAT DOWN FOR SOCIALLY DISTANCE CONVERSATION TARGETING PRESIDENT TRUMP HERE IS A PREVIEW >> CAN YOU IMAGINE AS A PRESIDENT SAYING IT IS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY AND I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY? >> THOSE WORDS LITERALLY CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH WHILE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T KNOW HIS INABILITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CANNOT RELATE IN ANY WAY

>> WELL, ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE ALWAYS KNOWN ABOUT YOU JOE, THE REASON I WANTED YOU TO BE MY VICE PRESIDENT AND THE REASON YOU WERE SO EFFECTIVE IT ALL STARTS WITH BEING ABLE TO RELATE >> IF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT JOE BIDEN IT MUST BE OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MIKE IS JOINING ME AND WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT THE JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO GET ACROSS HERE? >> Reporter: THE ONLY TIME WE'VE SEEN IN THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR IS THE FORMER PRESIDENT AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT TOGETHER WAS A VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER THEY DID ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND RACED OVER $11 MILLION EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE SEPARATE AND NOT TOGETHER THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE SEE THE PAIR TOGETHER IN THE SAME ROOM YET AGAIN THIS WAS RECORDED ARE THE THIS MONTH I'M TOLD AT THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OBAMA IN WASHINGTON DC

ONE THING WE ARE FRUSTRATED AS CAMPAIGN REPORTERS IS THAT WE DON'T OFTEN KNOW WHERE JOE BIDEN IS EVEN THOUGH HE IS SPINNING MOST OF HIS TIME AT HOME WE TALKED ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT YESTERDAY IN TERMS OF THE JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGN WHICH IS TRIED TO REINFORCE THE CONTRAST THAT THEY THINK THE VOTERS THEY BETWEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND JOE BIDEN THEY THINK IT IS THE JOE BIDEN EMPATHY THAT REALLY COMES THROUGH IN THIS CLIP WE HEAR PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THAT JOE BIDEN CAN RELATE TO ORDINARY AMERICANS WHICH IS WHY HE CHOSE HIM TO BE HONEST TAKEN IN 2008 AND WHY HE IS USING HIM NOW LATER IN THE DAY WE SEE ANOTHER TREND WHERE JOE BIDEN IS CRITICAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, TALKING ABOUT HAIL HE INTENTIONALLY DIVIDES THE COUNTRY, AND NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR CHILDREN

PRESIDENT OBAMA COMES IN AND PLACED THE GOOD COP PRAISING THE QUALITIES OF JOE BIDEN SERVING IN CONTRAST TO THAT IT IS AN INTERESTING PACKAGE AND BACK AND FORTH YOU SEE IN TERMS OF OBAMA FOCUSING ON JOE BIDEN WHILE BIDEN PLACED THE ATTACK DOG AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP >> YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TWO CLIPS WITH THE FULL CONVERSATION RELEASED TOMORROW, AND WHAT ELSE CAN WE EXPECT TO HEAR? >> Reporter: THE CAMPAIGN SAID IT IS A MUCH LONGER CONVERSATION AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, AS YOU JUST SAW IT IS A RANGE OF TOPICS WHAT I'M INTERESTED TO HEAR MOST IS THE SYSTEMIC RACISM AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

THESE ARE SOME OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE FELT JOE BIDEN NEEDS TO ADDRESS AS WE SEE DEMONSTRATING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD WHO BETTER TO OFFER INSIGHT AND POTENTIALLY DEFEND JOE BIDEN AND HIS RECORD ON THE JUSTICE REFORM, ESPECIALLY WITH THE ATTENTION PAID TO THE CRIME BILL IN 1994 THAT JOE BIDEN AUTHORED AND WITH THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT, IT'S WORTH NOTING THE CAMPAIGN IS USING THIS AS AN ORGANIZING TOOL ON SOCIAL MEDIA THEY SAID IF THEIR SUPPORTERS ONE THE FIRST ALERT TO KNOW WHEN THE FULL INTERVIEW OR CONVERSATION IS POSTED, THEY CAN HAVE A TEXT MESSAGE THEY CAN SANTA THE CAMPAIGN THE CAMPAIGN IS TRYING TO GET AS MANY PHONE NUMBERS AN EMAIL ADDRESSES AS THEY CAN IN WHAT IS NOW FULLY VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN, FOR THE MOST PART

>> WE HAVE TO LOVE THAT TACTIC LET'S TALK ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AND ANY IDEA WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE IN THIS SOCIALLY DISTANCE WORLD? >> Reporter: WHAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, LIKE THAT HIGHLY CAMPAIGN PRODUCED A VIDEO DO WE SEE THEY HAVE TALKED ABOUT GIVING UP NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT THEY EXPECT TO SEE IN TERMS OF THE CONVENTION IN JUST A FEW WEEKS NOW HE SAID IT WOULD BE A MIX OF LIVE SPEECHES IN THE SMALLER VENUE THEY HAVE NOW MOVED TO THE CONVENTION CENTER RATHER THAN THE BIG SPORTS ARENA AS HE PUT IT, HE SAID VIRAL BUT I THINK YOU MEANT VIRTUAL AND WE DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT VIRAL IN A PANDEMIC

BUT LARGELY A VIRTUAL EVENT AND SPENDING TIME RECORDING VIDEOS LIKE THE ONE WE JUST SAW, BIOGRAPHICAL ABOUT BIDEN OR WHOEVER HE CHOOSES ABOUT HIS RUNNING MATE HE ALSO SAID SOME OTHER SPEAKERS WE WILL SEE IN THE COURSE OF THE CONVENTION WILL NOT BE IN MILWAUKEE BUT SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY SPEAKING IN DIFFERENT CITIES THEY SAID THE CONVENTION ORGANIZERS ARE TELLING DELEGATES NOT TO TRAVEL TO MILWAUKEE WHAT THEY WANT THE STATE DELEGATION TO DO IS TO TRY TO ORGANIZE A SOCIALLY DISTANT, APPROPRIATE GET TOGETHER IN THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES WE WILL SEE THEM SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY

I GUESS THE BEST WAY TO THINK ABOUT IT IS LIKE A TELEVISION SO, WILL DO AS MUCH AS THEY CAN TO PRODUCE A COUPLE OF HOURS LAYING IN PRIME TIME HOURS ACROSS THE NETWORKS OF NBC THAT IS REALLY HOW MOST AMERICANS WILL BE VIEWING THIS CONVENTION >> I LIKE HIGHLY PRODUCED AND IS THAT SLOW MOTION WALK AND ENTRANCE? >> Reporter: A LOT OF DRAMATIC FRONTS, EXACTLY >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MIKE , >>> FOOTBALL FANS ARE GETTING SIDELINED FOR NOW

THE NFL IS CANCELING PRESEASON GAMES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERTS AND HERE'S OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE GOSK ACTUALLY, WE WILL TAKE YOU TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING THE CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING , >>> I THINK WE HAVE A WINNER WE ALSO THINK WE HAVE OTHER COMPANIES RIGHT BEHIND THAT ARE DOING VERY WELL IN THE VACCINES LONG AHEAD OF SCHEDULE IT IS PART OF OPERATION WARP SPEED AND WE WILL MAKE SURE WE RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 500 MILLION DOSES SHORTLY THEREAFTER

THIS IS ANOTHER CRUCIAL STEP IN THE EFFORT TO DEVELOP, MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTE A VACCINE IN RECORD-BREAKING TIME IT IS REALLY A VERY SMALL FRACTION OF THE TIME BASED ON PREVIOUS SCHEDULES I WANT TO THANK THE FDA AND EVERYBODY INVOLVED THIS IS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE PROCESSED AS DISCUSSED YESTERDAY, THE CHINA VIRUS POSES THE GREATEST THREAT TO OUR SENIOR CITIZENS AS WE ALL KNOW

THE MEDIAN AGE OF THOSE THAT HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS IS 78 YEARS OLD NEARLY HALF OF THE DEATHS OCCURRED AMONG THOSE LIVING IN NURSING HOMES OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES THAT IS REALLY SOMETHING AND OTHER WORDS, APPROXIMATELY HALF OF THE FATALITIES HAVE OCCURRED AMONG THE LESS THAN 1% OF THE US

POPULATION INK OF THAT, LESS THAN 1%, HALF OF THE FATALITIES THAT IS JUST SO WE KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR FROM THE BEGINNING WE HAVE MADE IT OUR TOP PRIORITY TO SHELTER OUR SENIORS IN EARLY MARCH WE ANNOUNCE GUIDELINES SUSPENDING ALL MEDICALLY UNNECESSARY VISITS TO THE NURSING HOMES AND PRIORITIZED RESOURCES FOR THOSE FACILITIES

WE GAVE IT A VERY STRONG PRIORITY THEME HAS SENT SHIPMENTS WITH THE THEME SENDING EQUIPMENT TO MANY LOCATIONS AND IT GOES DIRECTLY TO 15,400 MEDICAID AND MEDICARE CERTIFIED NURSING HOMES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON ADDITIONAL ACTIONS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE AND THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CONSTRUCTIVE FIRST WE ARE REQUIRING INCREASED TESTING OF NURSING HOMES AND PERSONNEL IN STATES WHERE WE HAVE THE WORST OUTBREAKS ALL PERSONNEL WILL BE TESTED AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND WE WILL DISTRIBUTE 15,000 RAPID POINT-OF-CARE DIAGNOSTIC TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT AND THESE ARE THE TESTS WORK TAKES FIVE MINUTES OR 15 MINUTES AND THEY'RE VERY ACCURATE AND VERY GOOD

WE ARE SENDING THEM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY OVER 600 DEVICES WILL BE SHIPPED THIS WEEK TO ADDITIONAL FACILITIES SECOND IS HHS WILL BE DISTRIBUTING AN ADDITIONAL $5 BILLION FROM THE PROVIDER RELIEF FUND TO ALL NURSING HOMES AND HIGHER RISK AREAS THEY WILL BE RECEIVING MORE FUNDING THE MONEY CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS CRITICAL NEEDS INCLUDING THE HIRING OF ADDITIONAL STAFF, INCREASE IN TESTING AND PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SO THAT RESIDENTS CAN CONNECT THEIR FAMILIES, AND SO THAT THEY CAN CONNECT TO THEIR FAMILIES

THEY ARE HAVING A TREMENDOUS TIME AND WANT TO BE WITH HER LOVED ONES AND CANNOT DO IT WE ARE WORKING IT SO THAT WE CAN CONNECT, HAVE THEM CONNECT WITH THEIR FAMILIES IF THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO VISIT THIRD, WE ARE IDENTIFYING ESPECIALLY HIGH RISK NURSING HOMES AND SHARING THAT INFORMATION WITH THE GOVERNORS SO THAT THE GOVERNORS AND THEIR STAFF CAN TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION WE ARE ABLE TO FIND BECAUSE OF THE TESTING PROGRAM AND OTHER MEANS CERTAIN AREAS THAT ARE VERY HIGH RISK SO THAT GOVERNORS CAN TAKE ACTION THE CMS, CDC AND PUBLIC HEALTH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDING ENHANCED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT INCLUDING VISITS TO THE HIGHEST RISK NURSING HOMES

THAT IS THEIR PRIORITY RIGHT NOW THAT IS NURSING HOMES WITH THE HIGHEST RISK NURSING HOMES CMS AND CDC ARE IMPLEMENTING A NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM FOCUSING ON INFECTION CONTROL FOR THOSE NURSING HOMES THAT NEED IT THE MOST WE HAVE THEM SURVEYED AND MOSTLY PINPOINTED OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS WE HAVE CREATED A SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM TO DETECT OUTBREAKS AND CURRENTLY 99% OF ALL NURSING HOMES ARE REPORTING DIRECTLY TO IT

WE HAVE A GREAT DAY TO WHEN A NURSING HOMES HAS THREE MORE CASES WE ALERT THAT STATE AND MAKE SURE THEY RESPOND VERY QUICKLY WE CHECK ON IT AND MAKE SURE THEY RESPOND VERY QUICKLY I WILL SEND A MESSAGE AND SUPPORT OF HOPE FOR EVERY SENIOR CITIZEN DEALING WITH THE STRUGGLE OF ISOLATION AND WHAT SHOULD BE THE GOLDEN YEARS OF YOUR LIFE WE WILL GET TO THE OTHER END OF THE TUNNEL VERY QUICKLY WE HOPE

THE LIGHT IS STARTING TO SIGN AND WE WILL GET THERE VERY QUICKLY BUT WE SEND OUR LOVE AND MESSAGE OF LOVE AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT WE ARE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY AS FAR AS THE OUTBREAK IN THE SUNBELT, I SAID YESTERDAY THAT WE CONTINUE TO VIGOROUSLY COMBAT THE RISING CASES IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST, AND THE WEST WHERE CLOSELY MONITORING AND AT PRESENTLY ACTING TO CONTROL THE INFECTION IN TEXAS, ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA

FLORIDA AND ARIZONA ARE STARTING TO COME DOWN THEY ARE ALL DOING A GOOD JOB AND THEY ARE VERY TALENTED PEOPLE THERE ARE LIKELY A NUMBER OF CAUSES FOR THE SPIKE IN INFECTIONS CASES BEGAN RISING IN YOUNG AMERICANS SHORTLY AFTER DEMONSTRATIONS AT WHICH YOU KNOW VERY WELL ABOUT WHICH PRESUMABLY TRIGGERED A BROADER RELAXATION OF MITIGATION EFFORTS NATIONWIDE, AND A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN TRAVEL WAS ALSO THE CAUSE INCREASE GATHERING ON HOLIDAYS LIKE MEMORIAL DAY AS WELL AS THE YOUNG PEOPLE CLOSELY CONGREGATING AT THE BARS

THAT IS PROBABLY OTHER PLACES MAYBE THE BEACHES 405 DIFFERENT LISTED PLACES WITH 12 LISTED ON THE GUIDE THAT LIKELY ALSO CONTRIBUTED WE ARE ALSO SHARING THE 2000 MILE BORDER WITH MEXICO AS WE KNOW VERY WELL AND THE CASES ARE SURGING IN MEXICO UNFORTUNATELY

IT IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR MEXICO WITH CASES SEARCHING VERY SHARPLY, AND ALL ACROSS THE REST OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE 257 MILES AMID CONSTRUCTED WALL ALONG THE SOUTHERN BORDER HAS HAD A GREAT AND POSITIVE IMPACT ON PEOPLE COMING IN WE HAVE RECORD LOW NUMBERS OF PEOPLE COMING IN ILLEGALLY WHICH IS HELPING GREATLY WAS REALLY MEANT FOR DIFFERENT PURPOSE BUT IT WORKED OUT VERY WELL FOR WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND FOR THE PANDEMIC NATIONWIDE BEYOND THE OUTBREAK IN SEVERAL STATES THE CASES REMAIN VERY LOW AND STABLE

19 STATES HAVE POSITIVE TEST RATES OF LESS THAN 5% AND 8 STATES HAVE A POSITIVE TEST RATE OF LESS THAN 2% THE NATIONWIDE POSITIVE TEST RATE DECLINING, CURRENTLY 88% COMPARED TO 60% AT THE PEAK IN APRIL IT IS COMING DOWN FAIRLY RAPIDLY TODAY WE SURPASSED FOR THE FIRST TIME 50 MILLION TESTS, FAR MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

INDIA IS SECOND, WE BELIEVE, WE THANK, 14 BILLION PEOPLE THAT IS ABOUT 12 MILLION TESTS AND WE HAVE 50 MILLION TESTS WE ARE WORKING WITH EVERY STATE TO ENSURE THE SUPPLY OF REMDESIVIR FOR THE EARLY CASE INTERVENTION WE HAVE TREATMENT FOR THOSE SERIOUSLY ILL AND WE ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH HOSPITALS, DOCTORS, NURSING HOMES, EVERYBODY

THE REMDESIVIR HAS PROVEN TO BE TERRIFIC OUR CASE FATALITY RATE CONTINUES TO DECLINE AND WE WANT TO PUSH THE RATE EVEN LOWER THERE RESEARCH CONTINUES DAILY ON NEW AND VERY PROMISING TREATMENTS INCLUDING ANTIBODY TREATMENTS AND THE TREATMENT WITH USE OF BLOOD THINNERS AND STEROIDS A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND COMING OUT THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN A NUMBER OF MONTHS AGO

WE ARE DOING TREMENDOUSLY WELL ON THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH AND TREMENDOUSLY WELL ON THE VACCINES THANK FULLY AND FRANKLY, THERAPEUTICALLY OR BEYOND THE WORD IS SZCZUR, THE BEST WORD OF ALL WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD GO INTO THE HOSPITAL AND JUST YOUR PEOPLE AND AT A POSITION WHERE WE ARE ACTUALLY ABLE TO, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT WITH WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW WE THINK IT A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO THAT WEAR A MASK, SOCIALLY DISTANT, REPEATEDLY WASH YOUR HANDS, PRACTICE VERY, VERY GOOD, SANITARY MEANS

YOU HAVE TO DO THIS YOU HAVE TO JUST LOOK AT IT DIFFERENTLY WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN I'M FINDING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE SAYING, WASH YOUR HANDS SO WASH YOUR HANDS

WE WANT YOUNG AMERICANS TOAVOID PACKED BARS AND CROWDS AS AMERICANS, WE'RE GOING TO GET THIS COMPLETE WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS PROPERLY WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS PROPERLY SECTIONS COME UP THAT WE DIDN'T ANTICIPATE

FOR INSTANCE, FLORIDA, TEXAS, ET CETERA BUT WE'RE WORKING WITH VERY TALENTED PEOPLE VERY BRILLIANT PEOPLE AND IT'S ALL GOING TO WORK OUT AND IT IS WORKING OUT SO WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE A FEW QUESTIONS, PLEASE

>> MR PRESIDENT, I JUST WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION OF THE SURGE OF VENTILATORS TO VARIOUS CITIES THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO SAID YOU'RE DOING THIS TO DIVERT ATTENTION TO YOUR FAILURES ON CORONAVIRUS >> WE HAVEN'T HAD FAILURES >> YOU ARE TARGETING CITIES THAT ARE RUN BY DEMOCRATS

IS THIS A POLITICAL STUNT? >> YEAH, THE CITIES THAT ARE UNFORTUNATELY IN TROUBLE ARE ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS YOU HAVE RADICAL LEFT RUNNING CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND SOAP MANY OTHERS THAT WE JUST HAD A NEWS CONFERENCE UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S THE WAY IT IS THAT'S THE FACTS WHEN YOU LOOK AT CHICAGO

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