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>> Reporter: FLAMES SEEN IN THE COURTYARD IN HOUSTON APPEARING TO SHOW DOCUMENTS BURNING AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE BY FRIDAY ONLY HOURS AFTER THE US

ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS WORKING WITH CHINA'S GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH ON COVID VACCINES, TREATMENT AND TESTING FROM US COMPANIES AND OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED BUT WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CLOSURE IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS' PRIVATE INFORMATION AND SENATE INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN TREATED IT'S A MASSIVE SPY CENTER

FORCING IT TO CLOSE IS LONG OVERDUE >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT OUR SECURITY, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND ALSO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION'S DRAMATIC ACTION COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SLAPPED TARIFFS ON CHINA FOR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND BLAMES CHINA FOR NOT ALERTING THE WORLD TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> CHINA SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IT >> Reporter: CAUSING DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE ALSO BE BEEN WARNING ABOUT CHINESE HACKING TO WORRY ACTION IS ALSO AN ACT TO OVERT ATTENTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIS MISTAKES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS LED US TO HAVE THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD >> CONGRESS PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTER MEASURES RAISING FEARS OF >>> CELEBRATING TODAY'S GROUND BREAKERS THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS NAMED ITS NEXT PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SHE'S CURRENTLY THE NEWS ORGANIZATION'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SHE WILL BECOME THE COMPANY'S YOUNGEST CHIEF EXEC >> ALL 430 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE HIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THAT WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2023 >>> AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN CORNYN ASKING FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO PASS THEIR BILL TO CELEBRATE THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES IN THE U

S >>> LAWMAKERS APPROVED LEGISLATION TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATE TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION THE BILL PASSED 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

>>> HI, EVERYONE WHO NEEDS A BREAK FROM THE HEAT? I CAN'T GIVE IT TO EVERYONE IF YOU'RE IN THE OHIO VALLEY, THE GREAT LAKES, BACK IN THE 80s NORTHEAST TO THE CAROLINAS, STILL SEEING FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES 102 AND 105 THIS AFTERNOON A COLD FRONT BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND THEN THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD AS W >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES ON TOP OF BEING CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER IS FACING NEW CHARGES OFFICIALS SAY HE AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY ACCOUNTS OF TAX EVASION THE COUPLE ALSO ALLEGEDLY UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT SHE HAD NOT FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT GOT AWAY FROM HER >>> TESLA'S CEO ELON MUSK ANNOUNCED THE COMPANY WILL SET UP A SECOND ASSEMBLY PLANT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, AFTER A BIDDING WAR THE FACTORY WILL BE USED TO BUILD THE COMPANY'S TRUCK AND MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y

IT WILL INVEST $1 BILLION INTO THE FACTORY AND HOPES TO HIRE 5,000 WORKERS SHARES OF TESLA CONTINUE TO SOAR TO RECORD HIGHS >>> NOW TO ONE WOMAN'S ALL-OUT EFFORT TO DO HER PART IN THE BATTLE OF CORONAVIRUS BY SOMEONE WHO TRULY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT >> Reporter: AT 17 YEARS OLD, MAE CRIER HELPED BUILD WAR PLANES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES TODAY HER HANDS STILL WORK AT FACTORY SPEED FOR THE VERY SAME REASON >> HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO DO THIS? >> OH, WELL, YOU KNOW, IT WAS FUNNY, I GAVE UP MY RIVET GUN FOR A SEWING MACHINE >> SHE'S MAKING MASKS FOR THE MASSES FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS EACH DAY ONCE HERSELF A ROSY THE RIVETER >> THAT LITTLE PIECE OF RED AND WHITE POLKA DOTS STANDS FOR SOMETHING

IT'S A SYMBOL FOR WHAT THE AMERICAN WOMEN DID >> SHE MADE A FEW AT FIRST FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOW 1,000 PENDING ORDERS STRANGERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SALUTING WOMEN'S SERVICE WHILE FIGHTING AMERICA'S NEW WAR AGAINST A VIRUS CRIER FINDS TIME TO MOW HER OWN GRASS >> I'M HOPING MY LITTLE MASKS WILL SAVE ONE LIFE AT LEAST BUT MORE THAN THAT HOPEFULLY >> INSPIRED ONCE TO SERVE HER COUNTRY AND NOW TO PROTECT IT >> THE POWER RIGHT THERE >> I MEAN, SHE IS AS ICONIC IN AMERICA AS UNCLE SAM WOW AMAZING

>>> AUSTRALIA'S QUAN TAS AIRLINES HAS SAID GOOD-BYE TO ITS LAST BOEING 747 JUMBO JET THE PILOT DREW THE AIRLINES FLYING LOGO RIGHT INTO THE SKY IT WILL REQUIRE IN THE DESERT IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY AIRLINES IN THE WORLD TOE HAVE ALL 737 FLEET >> A >>> AS CALIFORNIA OVERTAKES NEW YORK FOR MOST CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> THIS MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE U

S ORDERS THE CLOSURE OF CHINA'S CONSULATE CALLING IT A HOT SPOT FOR SPYING >> THE GULF STATE DIRECTLY IN ITS PATH >> AND OPENING DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FANS FROM COAST TO COAST ARE REJOICING AS THEY COUNT THE MINUTES TO THOSE TWO PRECIOUS WORDS, PLAY BALL "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STAFTS, THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORA IS, QUICKLY, GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK >> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TEXTSTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT'S ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AND OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT, ALREADY, DID CONTACT TRACING AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM

>> THE LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW RETAIL GIANTS BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, HOME DEPOT, KOHL'S, AND WALMART, ALREADY HAVE A FACE MASK POLICY BUT STARTING JULY 27th, GROCERY CHAIN WIN DIXIE AND ALDI AND TARGET >> AND HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES MONEY FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS

IT WOULD SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH DEMOCRATS THE DEAL COMES AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN DOZENS OF STATES NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: AS HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS FACE A CRUSHING WAVE OF COVID PATIENTS, THE NATION'S DEATH TOLL HITTING A STAGGERING NEW HIGH FOR JULY MORE THAN A THOUSAND DEATHS REPORTED IN 24 HOURS >> THESE DEATHS ARE PREMATURE, PREVENTABLE DEATHS >> WITH 40 STATES RESPONDING TO AN INCREASE IN INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA SURPASSING NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S MOST CASES

THOUGH, FEWER WERE TESTED AND THE DEATH TOLL IS MORE THAN FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN NEW YORK THE SOBERING MILESTONE OUT WEST PLAGUES A REGION THAT LED THE COUNTRY IN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS, BUT IS NOW BEING CRIPPLED BY COVID >> HERE, IN LOS ANGELES, AMID LONG LINES FOR TESTING, OFFICIALS ARE STRUGGLING TO CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING FOR THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE PERHAPS, FUELING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> THE NEWS IS, ALSO, GRIM ALONG THE ARIZONA BORDER IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, A J JAW-DROPPING 55% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE VIRUS >> IT'S A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION

>> Reporter: TO SLOW THE SPREAD NATIONWIDE, RETAIL GIANTS HOME DEPOT AND KROGER BEGAN REQUIRING MASKS INSIDE ALL LOCATIONS JOINING STATES, LIKE OHIO, MINNESOTA, INDIANA AND CITIES LIKE WASHINGTON, DC AND BALTIMORE, WHICH ARE ALSO EXPANDING THEIR OWN POLICIES AMID A CRUSH OF COVID CASES AND A WARNING THE VIRUS WILL LINGER >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL, THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW >> AT NIAGARA FALLS, IMAGES OF AMERICAN TOUR BOATS, TIGHTLY PACKED AND CANADIAN VESSELS WITH PLENTY OF ROOM

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TWO COUNTRIES ARE ADDRESSING THE VIRUS NEW YORK'S TRI-STATE AREA NOW WARNING VISITORS FROM 31 STATES THEY MUST QUARANTINE IF THEY ENTER THE REGION LARRY KELLY SPENT 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> SAVED MY LIFE SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG >> BUT NOT ALL FAMILIES ARE SO LUCKY KARI CROSSWHITE LOST HIS FIGHT AGAINST COVID, SURROUNDED BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, THERE TO SAY GOOD-BYE >> SO WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>> THE LIVES BEHIND THE NUMBERS, AS THE DEATH TOLL AND THE HEARTBREAK MOUNTS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US

PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US NOW, FROM BEIJING, IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER JANIS, GOOD MORNING SO HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO ALL OF THIS? >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WELL, BEIJING IS FULLY EXPECTED TO HIT BACK AT THE UNITED STATES, AFTER THE US TOLD CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT OF THE KOCONSULATE GENERAL THERE

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT BEIJING WILL CLOSE A US CONSULATE, HERE, ON THE MAINLAND PERHAPS, IN WUHAN BUT THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF SPECULATION AROUND THE U

S MISSION IN HONG KONG THAT, PERHAPS, IT MIGHT NOT BE CLOSED DOWN, ENTIRELY BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THAT IT HAS THERE

THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN COMBATIVE ON NEARLY EVERY FRONT, PRETTY MUCH FROM THE OUTSET OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUT THE RELATIONSHIP HAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO THE POINT WHERE PEOPLE ARE TALKING OF A NEW COLD WAR AND SOME ANALYSTS HERE ARE EVEN SPECULATING ON A POSSIBLE BREAKING OFF OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF EVERYTHING, FROM STEALING SECRETS TO UNFAIR TRADE

THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS AND ALSO, POINTING TO THIS CONSULATE IN HOUSTON TO SOMETHING, THEY CALL, A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SECRETARY THE STATE MIKE POMPEO SAYS THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE BUT THAT'S NOT GOING OVER WELL HERE THE TOPIC IS LIGHTING UP CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA WITH NEARLY 1 BILLION HITS ON ITEMS RELATED TO US-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS ALONE PHILLIP

>> WHEN TWO WORLD POWERS DON'T GET ALONG, IT HAS A RIPPLE EFFECTS ACROSS THE WORLD JANIS, THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS PLAN TO SEND FEDERAL OFFICERS INTO SOME OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME RIGHT NOW THAT'S DESPITE LEADERS IN THOSE CITIES SAYING THE TROOPS AREN'T WELCOME CONCERNED THEIR PRESENCE COULD ESCALATE PROBLEMS JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST

>> Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS IN CAMOUFLAGE, ENGAGING WITH AND ARRESTING PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISING TO MOVE MORE OFFICERS INTO CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END THIS BLOODSHED WILL END TODAY, I'M ANNOUNCING A SURGE OF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INTO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PLAGUED BY VIOLENT CRIME >> THE INITIATIVE IS CALLED OPERATION LEGEND NAMED IN HONOR OF 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LeGEND TALIFERRO AGENTS WILL HEAD TO CHICAGO NEXT, AFTER THE LATEST ATTACK THERE, AN OVERNIGHT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING THAT LEFT 15 INJURED >> OUR GOAL IS TO HELP SAVE LIVES

THE PRINCIPAL DANGER TO THE LIVES OF OUR INTERCITY COMMUNITIES IS VIOLENT CRIME >> THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AMID BACKLASH FROM OFFICIALS IN OREGON AFTER FEDERAL TROOPS MOVED IN ON PROTESTS IN PORTLAND >> THIS IS A DEMOCRACY, NOT A DICTATORSHIP WE CANNOT HAVE SECRET POLICE ABDUCTING PEOPLE INTO AND PUTTING THEM IN UNMARKED VEHICLES >> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, QUICK TO POINT OUT FEDERAL OFFICERS WILL BE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE, ALONGSIDE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND POLICE AND THAT THE INITIATIVE SHOULD NOT BE COMPARED TO THE SITUATION IN PORTLAND >> AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO CONFRONT MOB VIOLENCE BUT THE OPERATIONS WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY ARE VERY DIFFERENT

>> THE FEDS TARGETING THREE CITIES, INITIALLY KANSAS CITY, CHICAGO, AND ALBUQUERQUE SAYING THEY WILL ADD OTHER AREAS TO THAT LIST IN THE COMING WEEK JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IS FACING NEW LEGAL TROUBLES OFFICIALS SAY FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONY COUNTS OF TAX EVASION

THE CHAUVINS ARE ACCUSED OF FAILING TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS AND FAILING TO PAY STATE INCOME TAXES OFFICIALS SAY THE COUPLE, ALSO, UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY CHAUVIN SAID SHE HADN'T FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT, QUOTE, GOT AWAY FROM HER >> TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL THE BILL REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF STATUES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SERVED THE CONFEDERATE STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATES TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATI NATIONAL STATUARY COLLECTION 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

THE LEGISLATION WILL NOW HEAD TO THE SENATE WHO WILL ALSO HAVE TO PASS IT FOR IT TO TAKE EFFECT >> BATTER UP, BASEBALL FANS HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GOING INTO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY THE SEASON STARTS WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, WASHINGTON NATIONALS, HOSTING THE NEW YORK YANKEES DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE

THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY ON THE FIELD IN THAT LATE GAME, FORMER MVP MOOKIE BETTS AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED USE OF THE FIELD FOR PITTS PITTSBURGH PIRATES >> GUESS WHO IS GOING TO HAVE RED EYES TOMORROW? YOU'RE GOING TO BE UP LATE WATCHING THESE GAMES >> I SURE WILL

>> LET'S CHECK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB YOU JUST MIGHT NOT EVEN GO TO BED >> EXACTLY AND I HAVEN'T BEEN TO BED BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE REALLY SPARKED UP JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW, FIRST, WE HAVE GONZALO SITTING BETWEEN AFRICA THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THE STORM SYSTEM, DUE TO THE TRACK RIGHT NOW WE EXPECT THIS TO BE THE FIRST POTENTIAL HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT THEN, IT STARTS TO LOSE SOME STEAM POSSIBILITY BY MONDAY AFTERNOON

THEN, WE WATCH THE GULF ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT'S NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8, POTENTIALLY GOING INTO TEXAS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO THE OHIO VALLEY, WE DO HAVE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR PITTSBURGH ALL THE WAY TO THE NORTHEAST NEW ORLEANS TODAY, HIGH OF 89 AND STILL, WE HAVE STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU, JANESSA >> IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR A LITTLE BOY IN FLORIDA HE WAS SWIMMING ON A BOOGIE BOARD LAST WEEK WHEN A SHARK STARTED CLOSING IN ON HIM

FORTUNATELY FOR HIM, THOUGH, THERE WAS AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER THAT WAS NEARBY >> HEY, BUDDY HEY >> THERE HE IS GOT HIM? >> YOU SEE THERE, THE OFFICER PULLING THE BOY OUT, WITH THE SHARK JUST FEET AWAY NO WORD ON WHAT TYPE OF SHARK IT WAS BUT HONESTLY, WHO CARES? >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY

>> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHEN WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN IS BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020 RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE, MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY

THE CLIP COMES ON THE HEELS OF A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME THE STORY TAKES PLACE IN A WORLD WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AN AMBITIOUS YOUNG WOMAN DEVELOPING HER MIND >> THE WHAT IFS COULD GO IN ANY DIRECTION >> ON AND ON, RIGHT? >> LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR IN THE STATE'S RECONSTRUCTION ERA MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE

SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF A FRIEND CHARLES EVERS WAS 97 YEARS OLD >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR VIVIAN, WHO WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR KING HE WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 THE VERY SAME DAY HI >>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED IN THE CITY WHERE TWO BROTHERS, AGE 3 AND 10, CAN BE SEEN DANGLING FROM A WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE BEFORE THEY LET GO A WHOLE 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF RESCUE CREWS WHO WERE BENEATH IT WAS A HEROIC RESCUE AND THANKFULLY, BOTH CHILDREN WERE UNHARMED AFTER THAT FALL

>> WHAT A TERRIFYING INCIDENT FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED NOW, TO THE TOLL THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS TAKING ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHILE STUDIES SUGGEST KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET INFECTED, THE MAJOR LIFE CHANGES COULD BE HAVING IMPACT ON THEIR OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH NBC'S SARAH DALLOF HAS MORE >> SEPARATION FROM FRIENDS AND FOR MANY, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL COME FALL THE PANDEMIC IS WEIGHING ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND TEENS >> ABOUT ONE IN SIX CHILDREN IN AMERICA HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE EXPECT THIS TO INCREASE

>> ACROSS THE BOARD, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SEEING MORE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN YOUNGER KIDS, THAT MAY MANIFEST AS TANTRUMS OR BEHAVIOR AGGRESSION OLDER CHILDREN MAY BE MORE AGITATED, ANGRY, OR WITHDRAWN HAVING A TRUSTED ADULT TO WALK KIDS THROUGH THOSE MOEMOTIONS I KEY >> I NAME THE FEELING FOR THEM I SEE THAT YOU'RE ANGRY THAT YOU CAN'T HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS RIGHT NOW OR YOU'RE REALLY WORRIED THAT SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MOM WHEN I GO TO WORK SO HELP THEM IDENTIFY THOSE FEELINGS AND THEN, HELP THEM WITH WAYS TO WORK THROUGH THAT AND BUILD RESILIENCE

>> WHILE MOST KIDS WILL REMEMBER THE PANDEMIC, LIKE HOW THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS RECALL THE DEPRESSION A SURVEY OF 2,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH HISTORIES IN THE UK FOUND 51% REPORTED CORONAVIRUS HAS MADE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH A BIT WORSE 32% SAY IT'S MADE IT MUCH WORSE >> WE KNOW THOSE CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK FOR DEVELOPING PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT FROM THE PANDEMIC >> ROUTINES AND STRUCTURE CAN HELP SO CAN TIME OUTDOORS OR TIME WITH FAMILY OR CHATTING WITH FRIENDS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH FOR CHANGES IN APPETITE AND SLEEPING HABITS, AS WELL AS PERSONALITIES BIG SHIFTS ARE SIGNS >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE STILL SOME FEISTY STORMS THAT GOING TO BE IMPACTING THE NORTHEAST

NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON THIS AFTERNOON DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE TH >>> AS COVID-19 INFECTIONS SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR REMAINS UNCERTAIN FOR MANY ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUST ONE IN TEN AMERICANS THINK DAYCARE CENTERS, PRE-K, AND K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN THIS FALL, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE STORY ON ONE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE WHERE CLASSES HAVE JUST BEGUN GOOD MORNING, BLAYNE >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT'S THE SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL HERE IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE BUT FOR MANY STUDENTS, IT'S THEIR FIRST DAY THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING STAGGERED ATTENDANCE ATTENDING ONLY ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK IT'S NOT THE WELCOME BACK THESE STUDENTS ARE USED TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS, MASKED FACES, AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE GREETING STUDENTS AT ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS

THE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING WITH STAGGERED ATTENDANCE >> SO IF I HAVE A CLASS OF 20 KIDS, FIVE WILL COME EVERY DAY AND SO, IT WILL TAKE THE WHOLE WEEK BEFORE I SEE MY WHOLE CLASS >> TENNESSEE HAS SEEN MORE THAN 80,000 COVID CASES BUT FEWER THAN 300 ACTIVE CASES IN THE CITY OF ALCOA >> DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH COMING BACK >> OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY THAT'S WHY SO MANY DISCUSSIONS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, AND CONVERSATIONS AND WHAT-IF QUESTIONS BECAUSE WE WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR CHILDREN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE FIRST DAY FAST APPROACHING, MANY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE STILL IN LIMBO ABOUT HOW AND WHEN SCHOOL WILL START

IN KANSAS, THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD REJECTED THE GOVERN EOR'S REQUEST TO DELAY THE START OF SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY ROBERT REDFIELD SAYS HE BELIEVES SCHOOLS ARE SAFE ENOUGH TO SEND HIS OWN CHILDREN >> I'M 100% THEY CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL >> WITH MANY DISTRICTS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR THE NECESSARY CHANGES, THE NAACP FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS CLAIMING A NEW RULE WOULD DIVERT MONEY FROM LOWER-INCOME SCHOOLS TO WEALTHY, PRIVATE SCHOOLS >> TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM DISTRICTS, AND GIVE TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL OR SOCIALLY-DISTANT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING IS UNCONSCIONABLE >> SLAMS THE LAWSUIT AS POLITICAL WRITING THIS ADMINISTRATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS GET BACK TO LEARNING, INCLUDING STUDENTS OF COLOR BACK IN TENNESSEE

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT MASK >> NOT THAT GOOD BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES ME REALLY HOT >> STOPPING THE SPREAD IS NOW LESSON NUMBER ONE >> AND WE'RE TEACHING THE KIDS LIFE SKILLS THEY CAN USE BECAUSE THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON >> AND THIS CURRENT PLAN IS IN PLACE THROUGH LABOR DAY THAT'S WHEN THEY WILL RE-EVALUATE TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, NEEDS TO CH >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A NEW $1 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THIS, AS THE U

S SEES THE HIGHEST COVID DEATHS IN A SINGLE DAY, IN WEEKS >>> THE MASSIVE $2 BILLION VACCINE DEAL HOW MANY DOSES THEY'RE AIMING TO DELIVER AND WHEN >>> BASEBALL IS BACK TODAY IS OPENING DAY IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, AS TEAMS GEAR UP FOR AN INTENSE, SHORTENED SEASON WE'VE GOT A PREVIEW >>> AND WE'LL REMEMBER THE MAN DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

CALLED THE GREATEST PREACHER TO EVER LIVE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CT VIVIAN "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES ARE REACHING TROUBLING BENCHMARKS IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CALIFORNIA HAS JUST SURPASSED NEW YORK, AS THE STATE WITH THE MOST CONFIRMED INFECTIONS 40 STATES ARE NOW REPORTING INCREASES IN CASES >>> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS ONE IS AT THE EISENHOWER EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, AND THE OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT ALREADY DID CONTACT TRACING, AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM >> THE CDC HAS UPDATED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE AGENCY SAYS MOST PEOPLE CAN STOP SELF-ISOLATION AFTER TEN DAYS AND AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER THEIR FEVER HAS BROKEN THE PREVIOUS GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED ISOLATION UNTIL TWO TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE >> THE CDC, ALSO, RECOMMENDS FACE COVERINGS AND THAT'S LEADING TO MORE AND MORE CONFRONTATIONS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN UTICA, MICHIGAN THE MAN STARTED THROWING PUNCHES AT A RESTAURANT, AFTER HE WAS ASKED TO WEAR A MASK >> THE MANAGER HEARS THE COMMOTION COMES UP FRONT TO REMOVE THE GENTLEMAN

WANTED HIM TO JUST LEAVE AND THAT'S WHEN THE MANAGER GOT HIT >> POLICE SAY A BARTENDER TRIED TO INTERVENE, AND THEY WERE HIT AS WELL NOW, POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT >> WE DO HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC REPORT FROM "THE NEW YORK TIMES HEALTH EXPERTS TELL "THE TIMES" IT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT YOU COULD GET COVID MORE THAN ONCE NOW, THERE ARE ANECDOTES ABOUT PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN BUT THEY SAY THAT THOSE MAY BE CASES OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DRAWN-OUT ILLNESS

>> NEW HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL ALSO INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL >> RIGHT, FRANCES, IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, THIS MORNING, IF THEY HAVE REACHED ANY KIND OF AGREEMENT ON ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES HERE EXTENDING THOSE $600 A WEEK BONUS UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS THAT RUN OUT NEXT WEEK

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK OF JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT ARE A MILLION PLUS WHEN THOSE NUMBERS COME OUT THIS WEEK REPUBLICANS ARGUE THAT BONUS IS TOO MUCH AND COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE NOT TO WORK >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT OF ADRENALINE SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE LASER FOCUSED ON GETTING AMERICAN WORKERS THEIR JOBS BACK OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS, AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, CHAOTIC, AND UNPREPARED, THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL, IN THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO, UNEMPLOYMENT, STILL UP IN THE AIR WITH DAYS TO GO BEFORE IT RUNS OUT BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THIS AGREEMENT, SORT OF AN OUTLINE THAT REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE COME UP WITH, INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW MONEY FOR TESTING

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD OPPOSED BUT HE SAID, IN AN INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT, HE IS WILLING TO GO WITH THAT IT WOULD, ALSO, INCLUDE 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS HALF OF IT FOR ALL SCHOOLS AND ANOTHER HALF FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THAT CHOOSE TO REOPEN, IN PERSON FRANCES >> WE'LL SEE WHEN IT HAPPENS TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> NOW, TO POTENTIAL GOOD NEWS IN THE SEARCH FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE THE GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED A DEAL WORTH NEARLY $2 BILLION WITH DRUG GIANT PFIZER FOR A POTENTIAL VACCINE, EVEN BEFORE IT'S BEEN APPROVED NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: IT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL YET IN THE GOVERNMENT'S OPERATION WARP SPEED, TO RUSH A VACCINE TO THE HOMELAND A $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER AND A SMALLER GERMAN COMPANY FOR MILLIONS OF VACCINE DOSES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD THEN PROVIDE, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE PUBLIC >> WE CAN ACQUIRE 100 MILLION DOSES OF THIS VACCINE, AS EARLY AS DECEMBER OF 2020

>> PFIZER ACTUALLY HAS FOUR VACCINE CANDIDATES EARLY TEST RESULTS SHOW THEY PRODUCE ANTIBODIES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NEUTRALIZE COVID SO FAR, NONE HAS RECEIVED FDA APPROVAL BUT CRITICAL, PHASE THREE HUMAN TRIALS START WITHIN DAYS >> WHAT ASSURANCES CAN YOU GIVE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT $2 BILLION IS GOING TO BE MONEY WELL SPENT >> I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE 100 MILLION DOSES WOULD DEFINITELY PROVE TO BE GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GIVEN THE ENORMOUS HEALTHCARE AND ECONOMIC COST THAT THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS REAPED >> EACH PERSON WOULD NEED TWO DOSES AND A BOOSTER SHOT SCOTT IS AN IMMUNOLOGIST WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR THE STUDY HE RECEIVED HIS SECOND DOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HIS SIDE EFFECTS, SO FAR, A FEW ACHES SIMILAR TO A FLU SHOT

>> I, HONESTLY, FEEL LUCKY I — TO BE — FIRST OF ALL, TO BE HEAD OF THE GAME, SO TO SPEAK, TO RECEIVE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT WORK THIS EARLY, AFTER WE — WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DISEASE >> VACCINES ARE GETTING TESTED, REAL TIME, SAYS DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH 70,000 NEW CASES, EACH DAY >> THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH BUT THAT, CERTAINLY, FACILITATES THE DEVELOPMENT AND EFFICACY OF A VACCINE

>> PFIZER ISN'T ALONE THE GOVERNMENT ALSO SIGNED A $16 BILLION DEAL WITH NOVAVAX IT'S LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKELY, THIS MORNING, MORE POSSIBLE THAT AMERICANS COULD RECEIVE A VACCINE SHOT BY EARLY NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> TOM, THANK YOU

>>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE, IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH, ALLEGEDLY, TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US FROM BEIJING IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER

AND, JANIS, HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO THIS >> FRANCES, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO HAS SAID THAT THE US IS SETTING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW CHINA'S COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE THAT WAS HIS QUOTE THE REACTION FROM BEIJING, OF COURSE, IS FURY WE'RE FULLY EXPECTING TO SEE SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA, IN RESPONSE TO THAT MOVE BY THE US

TO TELL CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT THE EXPECTATION IS THAT CHINA WILL CLOSE THE US CONSULATE HERE THERE IS SPECULATION ABOUT WUHAN, PERHAPS CHUNGDU BUT INCREASINGLY, THERE IS A LOT OF ATTENTION BEING DRAWN TO THE US CONSULATE IN HONG KONG

THAT, PERHAPS, IT WON'T BE SHUT DOWN BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THEY HAVE THERE THIS IS ALL TAKING US

-CHINA RELATIONS TO A NEW LOW THE RELATIONSHIP HAD ALREADY BEEN COMBATIVE ON, PRETTY MUCH, EVERY FRONT, FROM TECHNOLOGY TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF USING ITS HOUSTON CONSULATE AS A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS THE FBI SAYING IT'S, ALSO, INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS

AND THAT THERE IS THE EXPECTATION THAT THERE ARE OTHER, WHAT THEY CALL, MALIGN EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON SO WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING IS SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA IT'S NOT CLEAR IF IT'S GOING TO BE AS ABRUPT AS THE US DECISION BUT CHINA HAS ALL BUT PROMISED THAT SOMETHING IS COMING FRANCES >> CERTAINLY, HIGH STAKES IN THIS CONSEQUENTIAL BACK AND FORTH JANIS, THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES

A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY AND GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE, IN SCOTLAND NBC'S SARAH HARMON JOINING US NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING SO WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WELL, WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALLEGEDLY, PRESSED HIS AMBASSADOR TO THE UK, WOODY JOHNSON, TO TRY TO PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOLD THE PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE TRUMP FAMILY GOLF COURSE IN SCOT SCOTLAND THIS IS CONFIRMED BY AN OFFICIAL WHO WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE AT THE TIME FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, HE IS THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND HE WAS A TRUMP APPOINTEE TO THIS POSITION

NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED SPEAKING TO AMBASSADOR JOHNSON ABOUT THE TURN BERRY TAKE A LISTEN >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT TURN BERRY IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GO GOLF COURSES AND THEY HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE HIGH-LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEM NONE OF THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE SCHEDULED TO KNOW HELD AT THE TURN BERRY COURSE PHILLIP >> SARAH HARMON JOINING US FROM LONDON THIS MORNING SARAH, THANK YOU >>> TROPICAL STORM GONZALO IS BREWING OUT THERE AND NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB IS WATCHING CLOSELY JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, GONZALO CONTINUES TO BREW AND WE DO HAVE TWO ACTIVE STORM SYSTEMS WE'RE CURRENTLY WATCHING FIRST, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TRACK POTENTIALLY, THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH IT DIMINISH POSSIBILITY BY SUNDAY, INTO MONDAY, AS A TROPICAL STORM BACK DOWN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION STILL, A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THAT STORM SYSTEM ALSO, WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT THIS IS A CONCERN BECAUSE IT'S SITTING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

POTENTIAL MOVEMENT OF THE STORM HEADED TO HOUSTON OR GULF COAST COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW ORLEANS, ALL THE WAY TO THE FLORIDA COAST SO YOU CAN SEE WINDS ARE GOING TO BE DYING DOWN IT DOES PICK UP SOME STEAM BY SATURDAY, INTO THE WEEKEND BUT IT'S THE SAME WINDS BY MONDAY, UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> A VERY UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE NORTHEAST IT'S ALL DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO SLICE THAT HUMIDITY IN HALF BUT STILL, VERY WARM AIR FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST, CHARLOTTE, I SEE YOU AT 94 DEGREES

STORMS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST TODAY, WE'RE EXPECTING THAT AS WELL WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR THANK YOU >> TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" COMPANY HAS NAMED MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN AS THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ANNOUNCED ALL 430,000 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THE REQUIREMENT WILL TAKE EFFECT, STARTING IN 2023 >> AND A BIPARTISAN PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A THERE IS AN UPDATE INTO THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEADLY AMBUSH ON THE FAMILY OF A NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE THE EVIDENCE LINKS SUSPECTED GUN GUNMAN DAN HOLLANDER HOLLANDER WAS LATER FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE SAME GUN WAS USED IN BOTH KILLINGS >> FIRST, PORTLAND NOW, CHICAGO FEDERAL FORCES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE CITY, WHICH IS ON EDGE, AFTER A SURGE OF VIOLENCE

IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF ANOTHER HORRIFIC SHOOTING THERE THE SURGE HAS LED CHICAGO POLICE TO MAKE AN IMPASSIONED PLEA TO GANG MEMBERS THIS AS THE PRESIDENT'S THREATENING TO SEND MORE FEDERAL AGENTS TO CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY HERE IS NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ >> THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL SENT BYSTANDERS SCRAMBLING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUT HERE

>> AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED SEVERAL OF THEM, CRITICALLY THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HAS THIS MESSAGE FOR THE 117,000 GANG MEMBERS IN THE CITY >> PUT YOUR GUNS DOWN >> OVER THE WEEKEND, AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO THERE WERE AT LEAST 160 MURDERS, IN JUST THE LAST MONTH A NEARLY 200% JUMP, OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS HE IS SENDING MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES THERE AND TO ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY THE OPERATION, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM, LeGEND TALIFERRO >> NO MOTHER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CRADLE HER DEAD CHILD IN HER ARMS, SYMPTOMLY BECAUSE POLITICIANS REFUSE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SECURE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO SECURE THEIR CITY >> THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS RECENTLY SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PROTESTORS BARRICADED THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEAMS NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS THERE >> WHILE, THEY'RE SETTING UP A STEEL BARRICADE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, INSIDE, ASKING FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE FEDERAL AGENTS THAT ARE HERE >> FROM ATLANTA TO DETROIT TO MEMPHIS, THIS SUMMER'S VIOLENCE HAS BEEN BRUTAL IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40%, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS

>> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND AND FEDERAL TROOPS THAT ARE TAKING OVER CORE FUNCTIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AMERICAN CITIES >> HERE, IN NEW YORK, OFFICERS WITH RIOT SHIELDS OUT A PROTEST ENCAMPMENT OUTSIDE CITY HALL BUT TH >>> BREONNA TAYLOR KILLER'S STILL ROAMING AROUND FREE SO I THINK I JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON THAT >> IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS SINCE IT HAPPENED THAT SHE WAS MURDERED IN HER SLEEP AND NOBODY'S BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE

>> DANIEL CAMERON IS IN A POSITION TO ARREST THE COPS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING BREONNA TAYLOR AND STILL, HAS NOT DONE THAT SO HE'S THE ONE WHO IS IN POSITION TO POTENTIALLY DO THAT >> NBA PLAYERS, LIKE JEREMY GRANT, ALEX CARUSO, AND CJ McCULLAM HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THE ARREST >> TODAY IS FINALLY OPENING DAY DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH BEFORE THE DEFENDING WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST THE NEW YORK YANKEES

AND THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY BUT THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME FIELD AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM'S SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES STADIUM SO MANY QUESTIONS GOING INTO THIS SEASON, HERE THAT'S ONE OF THEM

>> YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THOSE AND I'M SURE YOU ARE GOING TO BE STAYING UP STAYING UP FOR ALL THIS TO PASS THE TIME, THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN PONDER ON >> SOMEONE GETS COVID, THEY'RE OUT FOR LIKE A FOURTH OF THE SEASON RIGHT THERE ABSOLUTELY TOMORROW, I MIGHT BE SLEEPING LITTLE MAY NOT BE ON MY A GAME >> MARTHA STEWART WOWED FANS WITH A POOLSIDE SELFIE ON INSTAGRAM TUESDAY LOOK AT THE 78-YEAR-OLD LOUNGING BY HER EAST HAMPTONS PLACE RIGHT THERE GAZING AT THE CAMERA APPEARING TO STRIKE THAT SULTRY POSE WITH THE DUCK, POUTY LIPS STEWART SAYS, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, YEAH, OKAY, IT IS A STILL A FUN PLACE TO SWIM CHELSEA HANDLER: YEAH, LESS THAN A DAY TOOK HER TO CREATE THAT SELFIE SAYING, IF I LOOK THIS GOOD AT 78, WELL, I STILL BETTER HAVE A POOL TO SHOW MYSELF OFF IN SO IT'S WAY TO DO IT

>> THEY'RE BOTH CHILLING >> SNOOP >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THE NORTHEAST, WE'RE STUCK IN A STORMY PATTERN WE HAVE SOME STORMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ROARING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY 34 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WIN >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP, WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT, SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020

RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TR TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW SUNDAY SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT BIDEN IS UP ONE POINT ON THE PRESIDENT IN THE REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY, HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AND ALSO TELLS THE TALE OF AN AMBITIOUS, YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS DEVELOPING HER EXTRAORDINARY MIND SO IF THIS SHOW DOES GO TO SERIES, IT WILL BE HULU'S SECOND PROJECT FOCUSED ON THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE

>> TALK ABOUT ALL THE COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, SHOULD'VES LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES EVERS LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL LANDMARKS VIVIAN ALSO LAID IN STATE AT THE ROTUNDA OF GEORGIA'S CAPITOL VIVIAN WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA PASSED AWAY THE VERY SAME DAY AS FRIEND AND CIVIL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS >> A WEEK BEFORE NFL TRAINING — NFL TRAINING CAMP QB — STEELERS QB WAS WORKING ON A DIFFERENT KIND OF DRIVE HE AND HIS WIFE HELPED OUT A FOOD DRIVE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA UNLOADING GOODS AND GIVING OUT OVER 8,000 BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES BIG BEN EVEN HAD TIME TO SIG MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE US

ORDERS A CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON CALLING IT A PLACE FOR SPYING >> AND A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> PROTESTS IN PORTLAND, DEMONSTRATORS CLASH WITH FEDERAL POLICE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AS THE STANDOFF SHOWS NO SIGNS OF CALMING DOWN BASEBALL BEGINS ANEW AND DR ANTHONY FAUCI WARMING UP FOR THE FIRST PITCH >> AND HER PART TO DO A BATTLE BY A WOMAN WHO KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STATES THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORIDA IS QUICKLY GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK A LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, WALMART AND HOME DEPOT ALREADY HAVE A POLICY TARGET WILL START ON AUGUST 1st AT LEAST 75 HAND SANITIZER BRANDS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED TO THE FDA'S RECALL LIST SOME OF THE ITEMS WHICH WERE SOLD AT WALMART, COSTCO AND OTHER NATIONAL CHAINS CONTAIN METHANOL >>> TOUR SHIPS WERE OUT IN NIAGRA FALLS THE U

S SHIP MADE OF THE MIST WAS CHOCK FULL OF TOURISTS WHILE THE CANADIAN SHIP JUST HAD A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE ON BOARD SOME PEOPLE CALL IT A RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >>> NEW HOPE IS ON THE HORIZON A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE IT INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING SCHOOLS AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS TRACIE POTTS JOINING US NOW W MORE THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL THOUGH RIGHT? >> IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T WEIGHED IN AND THERE SEEMS TO BE NO AGREEMENT ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT THAT RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK WE GET NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS NUMBERS TODAY

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK THAT MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT THAT'S $600 A WEEK EXTRA RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK AND REPUBLICANS HAVE SOME CONCERNS THAT IT'S TOO MUCH, THAT IT COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO STAY HOME >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT AT ADRENALINE OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES WAY UP >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, KAY CHAOTIC AN UNPREPARED THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL IF H THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO UNEMPLOYMENT NOT YET SETTLED BUT THERE IS MONEY IN THIS GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR TESTING IN SCHOOLS, A NEW $16 BILLION TO ADD TO WHAT'S ALREADY THERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS TESTING THAT'S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT HAD OPPOSED, BUT HE SAYS THAT EVEN THOUGH HE THINKS IT'S OVERRATED HE'S WILLING TO SUPPORT THAT TO GET THIS DONE AND 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS, HALF OF THAT FOR ALL SCHOOLS SPLIT UP BASED ON THEIR ENROLLMENT AND THE OTHER HALF IS FOR SCHOOLS THAT AGREE TO REOPEN IN PERSON >> SO MUCH TO BE SORTED OUT BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS TRACIE POTTS JOINING US FROM D

C THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STRIKING A NEW TONE ON THE PANDEMIC FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW HE HELD A BRIEFING ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AFTER MONTHS OF DOWNPLAYING THE NEED FOR FACE COVERINGS HE ALSO TOUTED THE IDEA FOR A POSSIBLE VACCINE AND PUSHED FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

KRISTIN WELKER HAS MORE >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING IN THE BRIEFING ROOM FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW ANNOUNCING A MAJOR AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER TO GET DOSES TO THE PUBLIC ONCE THERE IS A VACCINE >> TO PRODUCE 1 MILLION DOSES HOPEFULLY THE APPROVAL PROCESS WILL GO VERY QUICKLY AND WE THINK WE HAVE A WINNER THERE >> AND WHILE THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PUSHING TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, HE WAS PRESSED, IS HE COMFORTABLE WITH HIS SON AND GRANDCHILDREN GOING TO THE CLASSROOMS >> I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THAT AND WE DO HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY, BUT AS YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY IT'S UP TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATES >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LOCKED IN A FIERCE BATTLE FOR RE-ELECTION WITH JOE BIDEN LEADING IN THE POLLS BIDEN SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS REFERRED TO COVID AS THE CHINA VIRUS >> WE'VE HAD RACISTS AND THEY'VE EXISTED AND THEY'VE TRIED TO GET ELE ELECTED PRESIDENT >> I'VE DONE MORE FOR BLACK AMERICANS THAN ANYBODY WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, NOBODY HAS EVEN BEEN CLOSE

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY >> Reporter: MEANWHILE BIDEN DEPLOYING HIS BIGGEST POLITICAL WEAPON, RELEASING A TAPED IN-PERSON CONVERSATION WITH HIS FORMER BOSS, PRESIDENT OBAMA THE VIDEO ALSO AIMS TO DRAW A CONTRAST WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SAID THIS IN MARCH WHEN PRESSED ON TESTING FAILURES >> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT >> NO, I DON'T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL >> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP IN PRISON SAYING I TAKE NO RESPONS RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> Reporter: THOUGH THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED AGAIN ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE WEEKEND

>> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT >> LOOK, I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS FOR EVERYTHING >> AND THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY THIS MORNING WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY TO GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE IN SCOTLAND WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESSED THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UK WOODY JOHNSON TO IN TURN PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOST THE US

OPEN TOURNAMENT AT A TRUMP GOLF COURSE IN SCOTLAND CALLED TURNBURY THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY A SENIOR OFFICIAL WHO FORMERLY WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE JOHNSON OF COURSE IS A TRUMP APPOINTEE HE'S THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON FORTUNE AND HE'S THE OWNER OF THE NEW YORK JETS TRUMP FOR HIS PART — PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED PRESSURING THE UK GOVERNMENT HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD A PRESS BRIEFING >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT, ABOUT TURNBURY IT'S A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GOLF COURSES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND THEY HAVE STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE KIND OF HIGH LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEIR COURSES IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS CASE WE KNOW THAT THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE GOING TO BE HELD ELSEWHERE AND NOT TURNBERRY

>> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ANOTHER NIGHT OAF VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND WHERE PROTESTS HAVE STRETCHED INTO A 55th NIGHT AND THERE ARE LATE REPORTS THAT PORTLAND'S MAYOR WAS AMONG THOSE TEAR GASSED OUTSIDE A FEDERAL COURTHOUSE >> Reporter: TEAR GAS HAS BEEN DEPLOYED HERE IN PORTLAND BUT THERE IS STILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE CROWD SHAKING THE FENCE THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO PLACE BY FEDERAL AGENTS THEY MADE SEVERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY CAME OUT AND DEPLOYED TEAR GAS AN HOUR PRIOR TO THAT THEY OOEFZ BEEN SETTING OFF FLARES INSIDE OF THE FENCING AND SET FIRES UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OVER THE NIGHTS HERE IN PORTLAND

THE MAYOR VISITED THE DEMONSTRATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME HE SAID THAT THE PRESENCE OF THE FEDERAL AGENTS HAS A LEGAL OCCUPANCY BUT PROTESTERS WERE HAVING NONE OF IT THEY SAY THEY HAVEN'T HAD SUPPORT FROM THE MAYOR OR THE PORTLAND POLICE BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE FEDERAL AGENTS GOT HERE PORTLAND POLICE POURED TEAR GAS ON THE PROTESTERS AS WELL AS THEY WERE TRYING TO SPEAK TO PROTESTERS THEY CALLED HIM AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE CITY AND SEVERAL OF THEM CALLING FOR HIM TO RESIGN >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF MET GAR EVERS

HE LED THE NAACP IN MISSISSIPPI AND IN 1969 HE BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS HE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING HE'S DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >>> CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA AND STOPPED AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 ON FRIDAY THAT IS THE SAME DAY HIS FRIEND AND FELLOW SEVERAL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS DIED THE LEWIS FAMILY CHOSE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER VIVIAN'S SERVICES TO ANNOUNCE ANY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LATE CONGRESSMAN >>> LET'S SEE HOW THIS THURSDAY WILL SHAPE UP WITH JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE DO HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE BECOME VERY ACTIVE JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW WE DO HAVE A TROPICAL STORM GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY FROM AFRICA TO THE LESSER ANTILLES THIS COULD BE OUR FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT WE'RE SEEING SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS TRACK BY MONDAY POTENTIALLY BEING DECREASED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALSO WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 WE USUALLY DON'T SEE A STORM LIKE THIS UNTIL MID SEPTEMBER SO THIS IS QUITE EARLY FOR THE GULF POTENTIAL TRACK RIGHT NOW GOING INTO TEXAS, BUT STILL UNCERTAINTY AS WELL

BY MONDAY SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON, 86 DEGREES VERY STORMY WEATHER PATTERN FOR NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ALL THE WAY INTO MAINE THIS AFTERNOON STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH HIGHS STILL IN THE MID 90S AND STILL GOING TO HAVE STORMS ROARING THROUGH THE NORTHEAST

MORE DETAILS ON THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU >>> WATCH THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED WHERE THE TWO BROTHERS AGES THREE AND TEN T THEY'RE DANGLING FROM THE WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE THEN THEY LET GO AND FALL SOME 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF THE RESCUE CREWS BENEATH THEM BOTH OF THE KIDS WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT FROM THAT FALL

THEY'RE OKAY BUT JUST TERRIFYING TO WATCH >>> BASEBALL IS BACK HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR OPENING DAY TODAY THE SEASON WILL START WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOSTING THE YANKEES DR ANTHONY NOW SI FAUCI WILL B THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE AND BETTS WHO SIGNED AN EXTENSION YESTERDAY BUT THE BLUE JAYS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES FIELD

>> FROM BASEBALL FANS WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOUCH YOU TONIGHT BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU'LL BE PLANTED IN FRONT OF YOUR TVS WATCHs THOSE GAMES >> THE LEAGUE SHOWED OFF THEIR NEW COURT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER WILL BE ON ALL COURTS USED IN THE SEASON RESTART IN ADDITION, A SOCIALLY DISTANT BENCHMARK SOME OF THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES THERE >> AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE TENSIONS A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE ANDREW MITCHELL HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: FLAMES SEEN IN THE COURTYARD IN HOUSTON APPEARING TO SHOW DOCUMENTS BURNING AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE BY FRIDAY ONLY HOURS AFTER THE US

ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS WORKING WITH CHINA'S GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH ON COVID VACCINES, TREATMENT AND TESTING FROM US COMPANIES AND OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED BUT WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CLOSURE IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS' PRIVATE INFORMATION AND SENATE INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN TREATED IT'S A MASSIVE SPY CENTER

FORCING IT TO CLOSE IS LONG OVERDUE >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT OUR SECURITY, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND ALSO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION'S DRAMATIC ACTION COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SLAPPED TARIFFS ON CHINA FOR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND BLAMES CHINA FOR NOT ALERTING THE WORLD TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> CHINA SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IT >> Reporter: CAUSING DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE ALSO BE BEEN WARNING ABOUT CHINESE HACKING TO WORRY ACTION IS ALSO AN ACT TO OVERT ATTENTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIS MISTAKES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS LED US TO HAVE THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD >> CONGRESS PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTER MEASURES RAISING FEARS OF >>> CELEBRATING TODAY'S GROUND BREAKERS THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS NAMED ITS NEXT PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SHE'S CURRENTLY THE NEWS ORGANIZATION'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SHE WILL BECOME THE COMPANY'S YOUNGEST CHIEF EXEC >> ALL 430 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE HIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THAT WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2023 >>> AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN CORNYN ASKING FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO PASS THEIR BILL TO CELEBRATE THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES IN THE U

S >>> LAWMAKERS APPROVED LEGISLATION TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATE TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION THE BILL PASSED 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

>>> HI, EVERYONE WHO NEEDS A BREAK FROM THE HEAT? I CAN'T GIVE IT TO EVERYONE IF YOU'RE IN THE OHIO VALLEY, THE GREAT LAKES, BACK IN THE 80s NORTHEAST TO THE CAROLINAS, STILL SEEING FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES 102 AND 105 THIS AFTERNOON A COLD FRONT BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND THEN THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD AS W >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES ON TOP OF BEING CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER IS FACING NEW CHARGES OFFICIALS SAY HE AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY ACCOUNTS OF TAX EVASION THE COUPLE ALSO ALLEGEDLY UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT SHE HAD NOT FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT GOT AWAY FROM HER >>> TESLA'S CEO ELON MUSK ANNOUNCED THE COMPANY WILL SET UP A SECOND ASSEMBLY PLANT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, AFTER A BIDDING WAR THE FACTORY WILL BE USED TO BUILD THE COMPANY'S TRUCK AND MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y

IT WILL INVEST $1 BILLION INTO THE FACTORY AND HOPES TO HIRE 5,000 WORKERS SHARES OF TESLA CONTINUE TO SOAR TO RECORD HIGHS >>> NOW TO ONE WOMAN'S ALL-OUT EFFORT TO DO HER PART IN THE BATTLE OF CORONAVIRUS BY SOMEONE WHO TRULY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT >> Reporter: AT 17 YEARS OLD, MAE CRIER HELPED BUILD WAR PLANES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES TODAY HER HANDS STILL WORK AT FACTORY SPEED FOR THE VERY SAME REASON >> HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO DO THIS? >> OH, WELL, YOU KNOW, IT WAS FUNNY, I GAVE UP MY RIVET GUN FOR A SEWING MACHINE >> SHE'S MAKING MASKS FOR THE MASSES FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS EACH DAY ONCE HERSELF A ROSY THE RIVETER >> THAT LITTLE PIECE OF RED AND WHITE POLKA DOTS STANDS FOR SOMETHING

IT'S A SYMBOL FOR WHAT THE AMERICAN WOMEN DID >> SHE MADE A FEW AT FIRST FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOW 1,000 PENDING ORDERS STRANGERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SALUTING WOMEN'S SERVICE WHILE FIGHTING AMERICA'S NEW WAR AGAINST A VIRUS CRIER FINDS TIME TO MOW HER OWN GRASS >> I'M HOPING MY LITTLE MASKS WILL SAVE ONE LIFE AT LEAST BUT MORE THAN THAT HOPEFULLY >> INSPIRED ONCE TO SERVE HER COUNTRY AND NOW TO PROTECT IT >> THE POWER RIGHT THERE >> I MEAN, SHE IS AS ICONIC IN AMERICA AS UNCLE SAM WOW AMAZING

>>> AUSTRALIA'S QUAN TAS AIRLINES HAS SAID GOOD-BYE TO ITS LAST BOEING 747 JUMBO JET THE PILOT DREW THE AIRLINES FLYING LOGO RIGHT INTO THE SKY IT WILL REQUIRE IN THE DESERT IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY AIRLINES IN THE WORLD TOE HAVE ALL 737 FLEET >> A >>> AS CALIFORNIA OVERTAKES NEW YORK FOR MOST CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> THIS MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE U

S ORDERS THE CLOSURE OF CHINA'S CONSULATE CALLING IT A HOT SPOT FOR SPYING >> THE GULF STATE DIRECTLY IN ITS PATH >> AND OPENING DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FANS FROM COAST TO COAST ARE REJOICING AS THEY COUNT THE MINUTES TO THOSE TWO PRECIOUS WORDS, PLAY BALL "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STAFTS, THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORA IS, QUICKLY, GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK >> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TEXTSTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT'S ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AND OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT, ALREADY, DID CONTACT TRACING AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM

>> THE LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW RETAIL GIANTS BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, HOME DEPOT, KOHL'S, AND WALMART, ALREADY HAVE A FACE MASK POLICY BUT STARTING JULY 27th, GROCERY CHAIN WIN DIXIE AND ALDI AND TARGET >> AND HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES MONEY FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS

IT WOULD SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH DEMOCRATS THE DEAL COMES AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN DOZENS OF STATES NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: AS HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS FACE A CRUSHING WAVE OF COVID PATIENTS, THE NATION'S DEATH TOLL HITTING A STAGGERING NEW HIGH FOR JULY MORE THAN A THOUSAND DEATHS REPORTED IN 24 HOURS >> THESE DEATHS ARE PREMATURE, PREVENTABLE DEATHS >> WITH 40 STATES RESPONDING TO AN INCREASE IN INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA SURPASSING NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S MOST CASES

THOUGH, FEWER WERE TESTED AND THE DEATH TOLL IS MORE THAN FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN NEW YORK THE SOBERING MILESTONE OUT WEST PLAGUES A REGION THAT LED THE COUNTRY IN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS, BUT IS NOW BEING CRIPPLED BY COVID >> HERE, IN LOS ANGELES, AMID LONG LINES FOR TESTING, OFFICIALS ARE STRUGGLING TO CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING FOR THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE PERHAPS, FUELING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> THE NEWS IS, ALSO, GRIM ALONG THE ARIZONA BORDER IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, A J JAW-DROPPING 55% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE VIRUS >> IT'S A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION

>> Reporter: TO SLOW THE SPREAD NATIONWIDE, RETAIL GIANTS HOME DEPOT AND KROGER BEGAN REQUIRING MASKS INSIDE ALL LOCATIONS JOINING STATES, LIKE OHIO, MINNESOTA, INDIANA AND CITIES LIKE WASHINGTON, DC AND BALTIMORE, WHICH ARE ALSO EXPANDING THEIR OWN POLICIES AMID A CRUSH OF COVID CASES AND A WARNING THE VIRUS WILL LINGER >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL, THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW >> AT NIAGARA FALLS, IMAGES OF AMERICAN TOUR BOATS, TIGHTLY PACKED AND CANADIAN VESSELS WITH PLENTY OF ROOM

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TWO COUNTRIES ARE ADDRESSING THE VIRUS NEW YORK'S TRI-STATE AREA NOW WARNING VISITORS FROM 31 STATES THEY MUST QUARANTINE IF THEY ENTER THE REGION LARRY KELLY SPENT 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> SAVED MY LIFE SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG >> BUT NOT ALL FAMILIES ARE SO LUCKY KARI CROSSWHITE LOST HIS FIGHT AGAINST COVID, SURROUNDED BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, THERE TO SAY GOOD-BYE >> SO WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>> THE LIVES BEHIND THE NUMBERS, AS THE DEATH TOLL AND THE HEARTBREAK MOUNTS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US

PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US NOW, FROM BEIJING, IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER JANIS, GOOD MORNING SO HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO ALL OF THIS? >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WELL, BEIJING IS FULLY EXPECTED TO HIT BACK AT THE UNITED STATES, AFTER THE US TOLD CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT OF THE KOCONSULATE GENERAL THERE

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT BEIJING WILL CLOSE A US CONSULATE, HERE, ON THE MAINLAND PERHAPS, IN WUHAN BUT THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF SPECULATION AROUND THE U

S MISSION IN HONG KONG THAT, PERHAPS, IT MIGHT NOT BE CLOSED DOWN, ENTIRELY BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THAT IT HAS THERE

THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN COMBATIVE ON NEARLY EVERY FRONT, PRETTY MUCH FROM THE OUTSET OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUT THE RELATIONSHIP HAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO THE POINT WHERE PEOPLE ARE TALKING OF A NEW COLD WAR AND SOME ANALYSTS HERE ARE EVEN SPECULATING ON A POSSIBLE BREAKING OFF OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF EVERYTHING, FROM STEALING SECRETS TO UNFAIR TRADE

THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS AND ALSO, POINTING TO THIS CONSULATE IN HOUSTON TO SOMETHING, THEY CALL, A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SECRETARY THE STATE MIKE POMPEO SAYS THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE BUT THAT'S NOT GOING OVER WELL HERE THE TOPIC IS LIGHTING UP CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA WITH NEARLY 1 BILLION HITS ON ITEMS RELATED TO US-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS ALONE PHILLIP

>> WHEN TWO WORLD POWERS DON'T GET ALONG, IT HAS A RIPPLE EFFECTS ACROSS THE WORLD JANIS, THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS PLAN TO SEND FEDERAL OFFICERS INTO SOME OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME RIGHT NOW THAT'S DESPITE LEADERS IN THOSE CITIES SAYING THE TROOPS AREN'T WELCOME CONCERNED THEIR PRESENCE COULD ESCALATE PROBLEMS JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST

>> Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS IN CAMOUFLAGE, ENGAGING WITH AND ARRESTING PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISING TO MOVE MORE OFFICERS INTO CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END THIS BLOODSHED WILL END TODAY, I'M ANNOUNCING A SURGE OF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INTO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PLAGUED BY VIOLENT CRIME >> THE INITIATIVE IS CALLED OPERATION LEGEND NAMED IN HONOR OF 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LeGEND TALIFERRO AGENTS WILL HEAD TO CHICAGO NEXT, AFTER THE LATEST ATTACK THERE, AN OVERNIGHT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING THAT LEFT 15 INJURED >> OUR GOAL IS TO HELP SAVE LIVES

THE PRINCIPAL DANGER TO THE LIVES OF OUR INTERCITY COMMUNITIES IS VIOLENT CRIME >> THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AMID BACKLASH FROM OFFICIALS IN OREGON AFTER FEDERAL TROOPS MOVED IN ON PROTESTS IN PORTLAND >> THIS IS A DEMOCRACY, NOT A DICTATORSHIP WE CANNOT HAVE SECRET POLICE ABDUCTING PEOPLE INTO AND PUTTING THEM IN UNMARKED VEHICLES >> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, QUICK TO POINT OUT FEDERAL OFFICERS WILL BE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE, ALONGSIDE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND POLICE AND THAT THE INITIATIVE SHOULD NOT BE COMPARED TO THE SITUATION IN PORTLAND >> AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO CONFRONT MOB VIOLENCE BUT THE OPERATIONS WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY ARE VERY DIFFERENT

>> THE FEDS TARGETING THREE CITIES, INITIALLY KANSAS CITY, CHICAGO, AND ALBUQUERQUE SAYING THEY WILL ADD OTHER AREAS TO THAT LIST IN THE COMING WEEK JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IS FACING NEW LEGAL TROUBLES OFFICIALS SAY FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONY COUNTS OF TAX EVASION

THE CHAUVINS ARE ACCUSED OF FAILING TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS AND FAILING TO PAY STATE INCOME TAXES OFFICIALS SAY THE COUPLE, ALSO, UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY CHAUVIN SAID SHE HADN'T FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT, QUOTE, GOT AWAY FROM HER >> TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL THE BILL REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF STATUES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SERVED THE CONFEDERATE STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATES TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATI NATIONAL STATUARY COLLECTION 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

THE LEGISLATION WILL NOW HEAD TO THE SENATE WHO WILL ALSO HAVE TO PASS IT FOR IT TO TAKE EFFECT >> BATTER UP, BASEBALL FANS HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GOING INTO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY THE SEASON STARTS WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, WASHINGTON NATIONALS, HOSTING THE NEW YORK YANKEES DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE

THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY ON THE FIELD IN THAT LATE GAME, FORMER MVP MOOKIE BETTS AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED USE OF THE FIELD FOR PITTS PITTSBURGH PIRATES >> GUESS WHO IS GOING TO HAVE RED EYES TOMORROW? YOU'RE GOING TO BE UP LATE WATCHING THESE GAMES >> I SURE WILL

>> LET'S CHECK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB YOU JUST MIGHT NOT EVEN GO TO BED >> EXACTLY AND I HAVEN'T BEEN TO BED BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE REALLY SPARKED UP JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW, FIRST, WE HAVE GONZALO SITTING BETWEEN AFRICA THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THE STORM SYSTEM, DUE TO THE TRACK RIGHT NOW WE EXPECT THIS TO BE THE FIRST POTENTIAL HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT THEN, IT STARTS TO LOSE SOME STEAM POSSIBILITY BY MONDAY AFTERNOON

THEN, WE WATCH THE GULF ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT'S NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8, POTENTIALLY GOING INTO TEXAS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO THE OHIO VALLEY, WE DO HAVE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR PITTSBURGH ALL THE WAY TO THE NORTHEAST NEW ORLEANS TODAY, HIGH OF 89 AND STILL, WE HAVE STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU, JANESSA >> IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR A LITTLE BOY IN FLORIDA HE WAS SWIMMING ON A BOOGIE BOARD LAST WEEK WHEN A SHARK STARTED CLOSING IN ON HIM

FORTUNATELY FOR HIM, THOUGH, THERE WAS AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER THAT WAS NEARBY >> HEY, BUDDY HEY >> THERE HE IS GOT HIM? >> YOU SEE THERE, THE OFFICER PULLING THE BOY OUT, WITH THE SHARK JUST FEET AWAY NO WORD ON WHAT TYPE OF SHARK IT WAS BUT HONESTLY, WHO CARES? >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY

>> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHEN WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN IS BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020 RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE, MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY

THE CLIP COMES ON THE HEELS OF A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME THE STORY TAKES PLACE IN A WORLD WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AN AMBITIOUS YOUNG WOMAN DEVELOPING HER MIND >> THE WHAT IFS COULD GO IN ANY DIRECTION >> ON AND ON, RIGHT? >> LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR IN THE STATE'S RECONSTRUCTION ERA MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE

SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF A FRIEND CHARLES EVERS WAS 97 YEARS OLD >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR VIVIAN, WHO WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR KING HE WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 THE VERY SAME DAY HI >>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED IN THE CITY WHERE TWO BROTHERS, AGE 3 AND 10, CAN BE SEEN DANGLING FROM A WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE BEFORE THEY LET GO A WHOLE 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF RESCUE CREWS WHO WERE BENEATH IT WAS A HEROIC RESCUE AND THANKFULLY, BOTH CHILDREN WERE UNHARMED AFTER THAT FALL

>> WHAT A TERRIFYING INCIDENT FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED NOW, TO THE TOLL THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS TAKING ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHILE STUDIES SUGGEST KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET INFECTED, THE MAJOR LIFE CHANGES COULD BE HAVING IMPACT ON THEIR OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH NBC'S SARAH DALLOF HAS MORE >> SEPARATION FROM FRIENDS AND FOR MANY, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL COME FALL THE PANDEMIC IS WEIGHING ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND TEENS >> ABOUT ONE IN SIX CHILDREN IN AMERICA HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE EXPECT THIS TO INCREASE

>> ACROSS THE BOARD, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SEEING MORE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN YOUNGER KIDS, THAT MAY MANIFEST AS TANTRUMS OR BEHAVIOR AGGRESSION OLDER CHILDREN MAY BE MORE AGITATED, ANGRY, OR WITHDRAWN HAVING A TRUSTED ADULT TO WALK KIDS THROUGH THOSE MOEMOTIONS I KEY >> I NAME THE FEELING FOR THEM I SEE THAT YOU'RE ANGRY THAT YOU CAN'T HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS RIGHT NOW OR YOU'RE REALLY WORRIED THAT SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MOM WHEN I GO TO WORK SO HELP THEM IDENTIFY THOSE FEELINGS AND THEN, HELP THEM WITH WAYS TO WORK THROUGH THAT AND BUILD RESILIENCE

>> WHILE MOST KIDS WILL REMEMBER THE PANDEMIC, LIKE HOW THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS RECALL THE DEPRESSION A SURVEY OF 2,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH HISTORIES IN THE UK FOUND 51% REPORTED CORONAVIRUS HAS MADE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH A BIT WORSE 32% SAY IT'S MADE IT MUCH WORSE >> WE KNOW THOSE CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK FOR DEVELOPING PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT FROM THE PANDEMIC >> ROUTINES AND STRUCTURE CAN HELP SO CAN TIME OUTDOORS OR TIME WITH FAMILY OR CHATTING WITH FRIENDS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH FOR CHANGES IN APPETITE AND SLEEPING HABITS, AS WELL AS PERSONALITIES BIG SHIFTS ARE SIGNS >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE STILL SOME FEISTY STORMS THAT GOING TO BE IMPACTING THE NORTHEAST

NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON THIS AFTERNOON DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE TH >>> AS COVID-19 INFECTIONS SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR REMAINS UNCERTAIN FOR MANY ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUST ONE IN TEN AMERICANS THINK DAYCARE CENTERS, PRE-K, AND K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN THIS FALL, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE STORY ON ONE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE WHERE CLASSES HAVE JUST BEGUN GOOD MORNING, BLAYNE >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT'S THE SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL HERE IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE BUT FOR MANY STUDENTS, IT'S THEIR FIRST DAY THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING STAGGERED ATTENDANCE ATTENDING ONLY ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK IT'S NOT THE WELCOME BACK THESE STUDENTS ARE USED TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS, MASKED FACES, AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE GREETING STUDENTS AT ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS

THE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING WITH STAGGERED ATTENDANCE >> SO IF I HAVE A CLASS OF 20 KIDS, FIVE WILL COME EVERY DAY AND SO, IT WILL TAKE THE WHOLE WEEK BEFORE I SEE MY WHOLE CLASS >> TENNESSEE HAS SEEN MORE THAN 80,000 COVID CASES BUT FEWER THAN 300 ACTIVE CASES IN THE CITY OF ALCOA >> DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH COMING BACK >> OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY THAT'S WHY SO MANY DISCUSSIONS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, AND CONVERSATIONS AND WHAT-IF QUESTIONS BECAUSE WE WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR CHILDREN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE FIRST DAY FAST APPROACHING, MANY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE STILL IN LIMBO ABOUT HOW AND WHEN SCHOOL WILL START

IN KANSAS, THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD REJECTED THE GOVERN EOR'S REQUEST TO DELAY THE START OF SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY ROBERT REDFIELD SAYS HE BELIEVES SCHOOLS ARE SAFE ENOUGH TO SEND HIS OWN CHILDREN >> I'M 100% THEY CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL >> WITH MANY DISTRICTS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR THE NECESSARY CHANGES, THE NAACP FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS CLAIMING A NEW RULE WOULD DIVERT MONEY FROM LOWER-INCOME SCHOOLS TO WEALTHY, PRIVATE SCHOOLS >> TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM DISTRICTS, AND GIVE TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL OR SOCIALLY-DISTANT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING IS UNCONSCIONABLE >> SLAMS THE LAWSUIT AS POLITICAL WRITING THIS ADMINISTRATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS GET BACK TO LEARNING, INCLUDING STUDENTS OF COLOR BACK IN TENNESSEE

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT MASK >> NOT THAT GOOD BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES ME REALLY HOT >> STOPPING THE SPREAD IS NOW LESSON NUMBER ONE >> AND WE'RE TEACHING THE KIDS LIFE SKILLS THEY CAN USE BECAUSE THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON >> AND THIS CURRENT PLAN IS IN PLACE THROUGH LABOR DAY THAT'S WHEN THEY WILL RE-EVALUATE TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, NEEDS TO CH >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A NEW $1 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THIS, AS THE U

S SEES THE HIGHEST COVID DEATHS IN A SINGLE DAY, IN WEEKS >>> THE MASSIVE $2 BILLION VACCINE DEAL HOW MANY DOSES THEY'RE AIMING TO DELIVER AND WHEN >>> BASEBALL IS BACK TODAY IS OPENING DAY IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, AS TEAMS GEAR UP FOR AN INTENSE, SHORTENED SEASON WE'VE GOT A PREVIEW >>> AND WE'LL REMEMBER THE MAN DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

CALLED THE GREATEST PREACHER TO EVER LIVE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CT VIVIAN "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES ARE REACHING TROUBLING BENCHMARKS IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CALIFORNIA HAS JUST SURPASSED NEW YORK, AS THE STATE WITH THE MOST CONFIRMED INFECTIONS 40 STATES ARE NOW REPORTING INCREASES IN CASES >>> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS ONE IS AT THE EISENHOWER EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, AND THE OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT ALREADY DID CONTACT TRACING, AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM >> THE CDC HAS UPDATED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE AGENCY SAYS MOST PEOPLE CAN STOP SELF-ISOLATION AFTER TEN DAYS AND AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER THEIR FEVER HAS BROKEN THE PREVIOUS GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED ISOLATION UNTIL TWO TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE >> THE CDC, ALSO, RECOMMENDS FACE COVERINGS AND THAT'S LEADING TO MORE AND MORE CONFRONTATIONS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN UTICA, MICHIGAN THE MAN STARTED THROWING PUNCHES AT A RESTAURANT, AFTER HE WAS ASKED TO WEAR A MASK >> THE MANAGER HEARS THE COMMOTION COMES UP FRONT TO REMOVE THE GENTLEMAN

WANTED HIM TO JUST LEAVE AND THAT'S WHEN THE MANAGER GOT HIT >> POLICE SAY A BARTENDER TRIED TO INTERVENE, AND THEY WERE HIT AS WELL NOW, POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT >> WE DO HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC REPORT FROM "THE NEW YORK TIMES HEALTH EXPERTS TELL "THE TIMES" IT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT YOU COULD GET COVID MORE THAN ONCE NOW, THERE ARE ANECDOTES ABOUT PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN BUT THEY SAY THAT THOSE MAY BE CASES OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DRAWN-OUT ILLNESS

>> NEW HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL ALSO INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL >> RIGHT, FRANCES, IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, THIS MORNING, IF THEY HAVE REACHED ANY KIND OF AGREEMENT ON ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES HERE EXTENDING THOSE $600 A WEEK BONUS UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS THAT RUN OUT NEXT WEEK

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK OF JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT ARE A MILLION PLUS WHEN THOSE NUMBERS COME OUT THIS WEEK REPUBLICANS ARGUE THAT BONUS IS TOO MUCH AND COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE NOT TO WORK >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT OF ADRENALINE SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE LASER FOCUSED ON GETTING AMERICAN WORKERS THEIR JOBS BACK OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS, AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, CHAOTIC, AND UNPREPARED, THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL, IN THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO, UNEMPLOYMENT, STILL UP IN THE AIR WITH DAYS TO GO BEFORE IT RUNS OUT BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THIS AGREEMENT, SORT OF AN OUTLINE THAT REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE COME UP WITH, INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW MONEY FOR TESTING

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD OPPOSED BUT HE SAID, IN AN INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT, HE IS WILLING TO GO WITH THAT IT WOULD, ALSO, INCLUDE 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS HALF OF IT FOR ALL SCHOOLS AND ANOTHER HALF FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THAT CHOOSE TO REOPEN, IN PERSON FRANCES >> WE'LL SEE WHEN IT HAPPENS TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> NOW, TO POTENTIAL GOOD NEWS IN THE SEARCH FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE THE GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED A DEAL WORTH NEARLY $2 BILLION WITH DRUG GIANT PFIZER FOR A POTENTIAL VACCINE, EVEN BEFORE IT'S BEEN APPROVED NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: IT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL YET IN THE GOVERNMENT'S OPERATION WARP SPEED, TO RUSH A VACCINE TO THE HOMELAND A $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER AND A SMALLER GERMAN COMPANY FOR MILLIONS OF VACCINE DOSES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD THEN PROVIDE, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE PUBLIC >> WE CAN ACQUIRE 100 MILLION DOSES OF THIS VACCINE, AS EARLY AS DECEMBER OF 2020

>> PFIZER ACTUALLY HAS FOUR VACCINE CANDIDATES EARLY TEST RESULTS SHOW THEY PRODUCE ANTIBODIES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NEUTRALIZE COVID SO FAR, NONE HAS RECEIVED FDA APPROVAL BUT CRITICAL, PHASE THREE HUMAN TRIALS START WITHIN DAYS >> WHAT ASSURANCES CAN YOU GIVE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT $2 BILLION IS GOING TO BE MONEY WELL SPENT >> I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE 100 MILLION DOSES WOULD DEFINITELY PROVE TO BE GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GIVEN THE ENORMOUS HEALTHCARE AND ECONOMIC COST THAT THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS REAPED >> EACH PERSON WOULD NEED TWO DOSES AND A BOOSTER SHOT SCOTT IS AN IMMUNOLOGIST WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR THE STUDY HE RECEIVED HIS SECOND DOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HIS SIDE EFFECTS, SO FAR, A FEW ACHES SIMILAR TO A FLU SHOT

>> I, HONESTLY, FEEL LUCKY I — TO BE — FIRST OF ALL, TO BE HEAD OF THE GAME, SO TO SPEAK, TO RECEIVE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT WORK THIS EARLY, AFTER WE — WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DISEASE >> VACCINES ARE GETTING TESTED, REAL TIME, SAYS DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH 70,000 NEW CASES, EACH DAY >> THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH BUT THAT, CERTAINLY, FACILITATES THE DEVELOPMENT AND EFFICACY OF A VACCINE

>> PFIZER ISN'T ALONE THE GOVERNMENT ALSO SIGNED A $16 BILLION DEAL WITH NOVAVAX IT'S LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKELY, THIS MORNING, MORE POSSIBLE THAT AMERICANS COULD RECEIVE A VACCINE SHOT BY EARLY NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> TOM, THANK YOU

>>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE, IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH, ALLEGEDLY, TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US FROM BEIJING IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER

AND, JANIS, HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO THIS >> FRANCES, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO HAS SAID THAT THE US IS SETTING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW CHINA'S COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE THAT WAS HIS QUOTE THE REACTION FROM BEIJING, OF COURSE, IS FURY WE'RE FULLY EXPECTING TO SEE SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA, IN RESPONSE TO THAT MOVE BY THE US

TO TELL CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT THE EXPECTATION IS THAT CHINA WILL CLOSE THE US CONSULATE HERE THERE IS SPECULATION ABOUT WUHAN, PERHAPS CHUNGDU BUT INCREASINGLY, THERE IS A LOT OF ATTENTION BEING DRAWN TO THE US CONSULATE IN HONG KONG

THAT, PERHAPS, IT WON'T BE SHUT DOWN BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THEY HAVE THERE THIS IS ALL TAKING US

-CHINA RELATIONS TO A NEW LOW THE RELATIONSHIP HAD ALREADY BEEN COMBATIVE ON, PRETTY MUCH, EVERY FRONT, FROM TECHNOLOGY TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF USING ITS HOUSTON CONSULATE AS A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS THE FBI SAYING IT'S, ALSO, INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS

AND THAT THERE IS THE EXPECTATION THAT THERE ARE OTHER, WHAT THEY CALL, MALIGN EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON SO WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING IS SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA IT'S NOT CLEAR IF IT'S GOING TO BE AS ABRUPT AS THE US DECISION BUT CHINA HAS ALL BUT PROMISED THAT SOMETHING IS COMING FRANCES >> CERTAINLY, HIGH STAKES IN THIS CONSEQUENTIAL BACK AND FORTH JANIS, THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES

A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY AND GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE, IN SCOTLAND NBC'S SARAH HARMON JOINING US NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING SO WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WELL, WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALLEGEDLY, PRESSED HIS AMBASSADOR TO THE UK, WOODY JOHNSON, TO TRY TO PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOLD THE PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE TRUMP FAMILY GOLF COURSE IN SCOT SCOTLAND THIS IS CONFIRMED BY AN OFFICIAL WHO WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE AT THE TIME FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, HE IS THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND HE WAS A TRUMP APPOINTEE TO THIS POSITION

NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED SPEAKING TO AMBASSADOR JOHNSON ABOUT THE TURN BERRY TAKE A LISTEN >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT TURN BERRY IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GO GOLF COURSES AND THEY HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE HIGH-LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEM NONE OF THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE SCHEDULED TO KNOW HELD AT THE TURN BERRY COURSE PHILLIP >> SARAH HARMON JOINING US FROM LONDON THIS MORNING SARAH, THANK YOU >>> TROPICAL STORM GONZALO IS BREWING OUT THERE AND NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB IS WATCHING CLOSELY JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, GONZALO CONTINUES TO BREW AND WE DO HAVE TWO ACTIVE STORM SYSTEMS WE'RE CURRENTLY WATCHING FIRST, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TRACK POTENTIALLY, THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH IT DIMINISH POSSIBILITY BY SUNDAY, INTO MONDAY, AS A TROPICAL STORM BACK DOWN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION STILL, A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THAT STORM SYSTEM ALSO, WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT THIS IS A CONCERN BECAUSE IT'S SITTING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

POTENTIAL MOVEMENT OF THE STORM HEADED TO HOUSTON OR GULF COAST COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW ORLEANS, ALL THE WAY TO THE FLORIDA COAST SO YOU CAN SEE WINDS ARE GOING TO BE DYING DOWN IT DOES PICK UP SOME STEAM BY SATURDAY, INTO THE WEEKEND BUT IT'S THE SAME WINDS BY MONDAY, UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> A VERY UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE NORTHEAST IT'S ALL DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO SLICE THAT HUMIDITY IN HALF BUT STILL, VERY WARM AIR FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST, CHARLOTTE, I SEE YOU AT 94 DEGREES

STORMS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST TODAY, WE'RE EXPECTING THAT AS WELL WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR THANK YOU >> TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" COMPANY HAS NAMED MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN AS THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ANNOUNCED ALL 430,000 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THE REQUIREMENT WILL TAKE EFFECT, STARTING IN 2023 >> AND A BIPARTISAN PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A THERE IS AN UPDATE INTO THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEADLY AMBUSH ON THE FAMILY OF A NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE THE EVIDENCE LINKS SUSPECTED GUN GUNMAN DAN HOLLANDER HOLLANDER WAS LATER FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE SAME GUN WAS USED IN BOTH KILLINGS >> FIRST, PORTLAND NOW, CHICAGO FEDERAL FORCES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE CITY, WHICH IS ON EDGE, AFTER A SURGE OF VIOLENCE

IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF ANOTHER HORRIFIC SHOOTING THERE THE SURGE HAS LED CHICAGO POLICE TO MAKE AN IMPASSIONED PLEA TO GANG MEMBERS THIS AS THE PRESIDENT'S THREATENING TO SEND MORE FEDERAL AGENTS TO CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY HERE IS NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ >> THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL SENT BYSTANDERS SCRAMBLING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUT HERE

>> AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED SEVERAL OF THEM, CRITICALLY THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HAS THIS MESSAGE FOR THE 117,000 GANG MEMBERS IN THE CITY >> PUT YOUR GUNS DOWN >> OVER THE WEEKEND, AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO THERE WERE AT LEAST 160 MURDERS, IN JUST THE LAST MONTH A NEARLY 200% JUMP, OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS HE IS SENDING MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES THERE AND TO ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY THE OPERATION, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM, LeGEND TALIFERRO >> NO MOTHER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CRADLE HER DEAD CHILD IN HER ARMS, SYMPTOMLY BECAUSE POLITICIANS REFUSE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SECURE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO SECURE THEIR CITY >> THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS RECENTLY SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PROTESTORS BARRICADED THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEAMS NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS THERE >> WHILE, THEY'RE SETTING UP A STEEL BARRICADE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, INSIDE, ASKING FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE FEDERAL AGENTS THAT ARE HERE >> FROM ATLANTA TO DETROIT TO MEMPHIS, THIS SUMMER'S VIOLENCE HAS BEEN BRUTAL IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40%, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS

>> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND AND FEDERAL TROOPS THAT ARE TAKING OVER CORE FUNCTIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AMERICAN CITIES >> HERE, IN NEW YORK, OFFICERS WITH RIOT SHIELDS OUT A PROTEST ENCAMPMENT OUTSIDE CITY HALL BUT TH >>> BREONNA TAYLOR KILLER'S STILL ROAMING AROUND FREE SO I THINK I JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON THAT >> IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS SINCE IT HAPPENED THAT SHE WAS MURDERED IN HER SLEEP AND NOBODY'S BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE

>> DANIEL CAMERON IS IN A POSITION TO ARREST THE COPS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING BREONNA TAYLOR AND STILL, HAS NOT DONE THAT SO HE'S THE ONE WHO IS IN POSITION TO POTENTIALLY DO THAT >> NBA PLAYERS, LIKE JEREMY GRANT, ALEX CARUSO, AND CJ McCULLAM HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THE ARREST >> TODAY IS FINALLY OPENING DAY DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH BEFORE THE DEFENDING WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST THE NEW YORK YANKEES

AND THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY BUT THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME FIELD AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM'S SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES STADIUM SO MANY QUESTIONS GOING INTO THIS SEASON, HERE THAT'S ONE OF THEM

>> YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THOSE AND I'M SURE YOU ARE GOING TO BE STAYING UP STAYING UP FOR ALL THIS TO PASS THE TIME, THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN PONDER ON >> SOMEONE GETS COVID, THEY'RE OUT FOR LIKE A FOURTH OF THE SEASON RIGHT THERE ABSOLUTELY TOMORROW, I MIGHT BE SLEEPING LITTLE MAY NOT BE ON MY A GAME >> MARTHA STEWART WOWED FANS WITH A POOLSIDE SELFIE ON INSTAGRAM TUESDAY LOOK AT THE 78-YEAR-OLD LOUNGING BY HER EAST HAMPTONS PLACE RIGHT THERE GAZING AT THE CAMERA APPEARING TO STRIKE THAT SULTRY POSE WITH THE DUCK, POUTY LIPS STEWART SAYS, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, YEAH, OKAY, IT IS A STILL A FUN PLACE TO SWIM CHELSEA HANDLER: YEAH, LESS THAN A DAY TOOK HER TO CREATE THAT SELFIE SAYING, IF I LOOK THIS GOOD AT 78, WELL, I STILL BETTER HAVE A POOL TO SHOW MYSELF OFF IN SO IT'S WAY TO DO IT

>> THEY'RE BOTH CHILLING >> SNOOP >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THE NORTHEAST, WE'RE STUCK IN A STORMY PATTERN WE HAVE SOME STORMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ROARING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY 34 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WIN >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP, WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT, SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020

RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TR TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW SUNDAY SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT BIDEN IS UP ONE POINT ON THE PRESIDENT IN THE REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY, HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AND ALSO TELLS THE TALE OF AN AMBITIOUS, YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS DEVELOPING HER EXTRAORDINARY MIND SO IF THIS SHOW DOES GO TO SERIES, IT WILL BE HULU'S SECOND PROJECT FOCUSED ON THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE

>> TALK ABOUT ALL THE COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, SHOULD'VES LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES EVERS LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL LANDMARKS VIVIAN ALSO LAID IN STATE AT THE ROTUNDA OF GEORGIA'S CAPITOL VIVIAN WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA PASSED AWAY THE VERY SAME DAY AS FRIEND AND CIVIL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS >> A WEEK BEFORE NFL TRAINING — NFL TRAINING CAMP QB — STEELERS QB WAS WORKING ON A DIFFERENT KIND OF DRIVE HE AND HIS WIFE HELPED OUT A FOOD DRIVE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA UNLOADING GOODS AND GIVING OUT OVER 8,000 BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES BIG BEN EVEN HAD TIME TO SIG MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE US

ORDERS A CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON CALLING IT A PLACE FOR SPYING >> AND A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> PROTESTS IN PORTLAND, DEMONSTRATORS CLASH WITH FEDERAL POLICE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AS THE STANDOFF SHOWS NO SIGNS OF CALMING DOWN BASEBALL BEGINS ANEW AND DR ANTHONY FAUCI WARMING UP FOR THE FIRST PITCH >> AND HER PART TO DO A BATTLE BY A WOMAN WHO KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STATES THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORIDA IS QUICKLY GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK A LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, WALMART AND HOME DEPOT ALREADY HAVE A POLICY TARGET WILL START ON AUGUST 1st AT LEAST 75 HAND SANITIZER BRANDS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED TO THE FDA'S RECALL LIST SOME OF THE ITEMS WHICH WERE SOLD AT WALMART, COSTCO AND OTHER NATIONAL CHAINS CONTAIN METHANOL >>> TOUR SHIPS WERE OUT IN NIAGRA FALLS THE U

S SHIP MADE OF THE MIST WAS CHOCK FULL OF TOURISTS WHILE THE CANADIAN SHIP JUST HAD A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE ON BOARD SOME PEOPLE CALL IT A RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >>> NEW HOPE IS ON THE HORIZON A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE IT INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING SCHOOLS AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS TRACIE POTTS JOINING US NOW W MORE THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL THOUGH RIGHT? >> IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T WEIGHED IN AND THERE SEEMS TO BE NO AGREEMENT ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT THAT RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK WE GET NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS NUMBERS TODAY

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK THAT MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT THAT'S $600 A WEEK EXTRA RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK AND REPUBLICANS HAVE SOME CONCERNS THAT IT'S TOO MUCH, THAT IT COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO STAY HOME >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT AT ADRENALINE OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES WAY UP >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, KAY CHAOTIC AN UNPREPARED THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL IF H THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO UNEMPLOYMENT NOT YET SETTLED BUT THERE IS MONEY IN THIS GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR TESTING IN SCHOOLS, A NEW $16 BILLION TO ADD TO WHAT'S ALREADY THERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS TESTING THAT'S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT HAD OPPOSED, BUT HE SAYS THAT EVEN THOUGH HE THINKS IT'S OVERRATED HE'S WILLING TO SUPPORT THAT TO GET THIS DONE AND 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS, HALF OF THAT FOR ALL SCHOOLS SPLIT UP BASED ON THEIR ENROLLMENT AND THE OTHER HALF IS FOR SCHOOLS THAT AGREE TO REOPEN IN PERSON >> SO MUCH TO BE SORTED OUT BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS TRACIE POTTS JOINING US FROM D

C THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STRIKING A NEW TONE ON THE PANDEMIC FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW HE HELD A BRIEFING ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AFTER MONTHS OF DOWNPLAYING THE NEED FOR FACE COVERINGS HE ALSO TOUTED THE IDEA FOR A POSSIBLE VACCINE AND PUSHED FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

KRISTIN WELKER HAS MORE >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING IN THE BRIEFING ROOM FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW ANNOUNCING A MAJOR AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER TO GET DOSES TO THE PUBLIC ONCE THERE IS A VACCINE >> TO PRODUCE 1 MILLION DOSES HOPEFULLY THE APPROVAL PROCESS WILL GO VERY QUICKLY AND WE THINK WE HAVE A WINNER THERE >> AND WHILE THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PUSHING TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, HE WAS PRESSED, IS HE COMFORTABLE WITH HIS SON AND GRANDCHILDREN GOING TO THE CLASSROOMS >> I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THAT AND WE DO HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY, BUT AS YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY IT'S UP TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATES >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LOCKED IN A FIERCE BATTLE FOR RE-ELECTION WITH JOE BIDEN LEADING IN THE POLLS BIDEN SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS REFERRED TO COVID AS THE CHINA VIRUS >> WE'VE HAD RACISTS AND THEY'VE EXISTED AND THEY'VE TRIED TO GET ELE ELECTED PRESIDENT >> I'VE DONE MORE FOR BLACK AMERICANS THAN ANYBODY WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, NOBODY HAS EVEN BEEN CLOSE

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY >> Reporter: MEANWHILE BIDEN DEPLOYING HIS BIGGEST POLITICAL WEAPON, RELEASING A TAPED IN-PERSON CONVERSATION WITH HIS FORMER BOSS, PRESIDENT OBAMA THE VIDEO ALSO AIMS TO DRAW A CONTRAST WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SAID THIS IN MARCH WHEN PRESSED ON TESTING FAILURES >> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT >> NO, I DON'T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL >> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP IN PRISON SAYING I TAKE NO RESPONS RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> Reporter: THOUGH THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED AGAIN ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE WEEKEND

>> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT >> LOOK, I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS FOR EVERYTHING >> AND THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY THIS MORNING WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY TO GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE IN SCOTLAND WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESSED THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UK WOODY JOHNSON TO IN TURN PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOST THE US

OPEN TOURNAMENT AT A TRUMP GOLF COURSE IN SCOTLAND CALLED TURNBURY THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY A SENIOR OFFICIAL WHO FORMERLY WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE JOHNSON OF COURSE IS A TRUMP APPOINTEE HE'S THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON FORTUNE AND HE'S THE OWNER OF THE NEW YORK JETS TRUMP FOR HIS PART — PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED PRESSURING THE UK GOVERNMENT HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD A PRESS BRIEFING >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT, ABOUT TURNBURY IT'S A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GOLF COURSES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND THEY HAVE STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE KIND OF HIGH LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEIR COURSES IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS CASE WE KNOW THAT THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE GOING TO BE HELD ELSEWHERE AND NOT TURNBERRY

>> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ANOTHER NIGHT OAF VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND WHERE PROTESTS HAVE STRETCHED INTO A 55th NIGHT AND THERE ARE LATE REPORTS THAT PORTLAND'S MAYOR WAS AMONG THOSE TEAR GASSED OUTSIDE A FEDERAL COURTHOUSE >> Reporter: TEAR GAS HAS BEEN DEPLOYED HERE IN PORTLAND BUT THERE IS STILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE CROWD SHAKING THE FENCE THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO PLACE BY FEDERAL AGENTS THEY MADE SEVERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY CAME OUT AND DEPLOYED TEAR GAS AN HOUR PRIOR TO THAT THEY OOEFZ BEEN SETTING OFF FLARES INSIDE OF THE FENCING AND SET FIRES UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OVER THE NIGHTS HERE IN PORTLAND

THE MAYOR VISITED THE DEMONSTRATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME HE SAID THAT THE PRESENCE OF THE FEDERAL AGENTS HAS A LEGAL OCCUPANCY BUT PROTESTERS WERE HAVING NONE OF IT THEY SAY THEY HAVEN'T HAD SUPPORT FROM THE MAYOR OR THE PORTLAND POLICE BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE FEDERAL AGENTS GOT HERE PORTLAND POLICE POURED TEAR GAS ON THE PROTESTERS AS WELL AS THEY WERE TRYING TO SPEAK TO PROTESTERS THEY CALLED HIM AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE CITY AND SEVERAL OF THEM CALLING FOR HIM TO RESIGN >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF MET GAR EVERS

HE LED THE NAACP IN MISSISSIPPI AND IN 1969 HE BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS HE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING HE'S DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >>> CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA AND STOPPED AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 ON FRIDAY THAT IS THE SAME DAY HIS FRIEND AND FELLOW SEVERAL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS DIED THE LEWIS FAMILY CHOSE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER VIVIAN'S SERVICES TO ANNOUNCE ANY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LATE CONGRESSMAN >>> LET'S SEE HOW THIS THURSDAY WILL SHAPE UP WITH JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE DO HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE BECOME VERY ACTIVE JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW WE DO HAVE A TROPICAL STORM GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY FROM AFRICA TO THE LESSER ANTILLES THIS COULD BE OUR FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT WE'RE SEEING SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS TRACK BY MONDAY POTENTIALLY BEING DECREASED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALSO WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 WE USUALLY DON'T SEE A STORM LIKE THIS UNTIL MID SEPTEMBER SO THIS IS QUITE EARLY FOR THE GULF POTENTIAL TRACK RIGHT NOW GOING INTO TEXAS, BUT STILL UNCERTAINTY AS WELL

BY MONDAY SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON, 86 DEGREES VERY STORMY WEATHER PATTERN FOR NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ALL THE WAY INTO MAINE THIS AFTERNOON STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH HIGHS STILL IN THE MID 90S AND STILL GOING TO HAVE STORMS ROARING THROUGH THE NORTHEAST

MORE DETAILS ON THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU >>> WATCH THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED WHERE THE TWO BROTHERS AGES THREE AND TEN T THEY'RE DANGLING FROM THE WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE THEN THEY LET GO AND FALL SOME 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF THE RESCUE CREWS BENEATH THEM BOTH OF THE KIDS WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT FROM THAT FALL

THEY'RE OKAY BUT JUST TERRIFYING TO WATCH >>> BASEBALL IS BACK HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR OPENING DAY TODAY THE SEASON WILL START WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOSTING THE YANKEES DR ANTHONY NOW SI FAUCI WILL B THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE AND BETTS WHO SIGNED AN EXTENSION YESTERDAY BUT THE BLUE JAYS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES FIELD

>> FROM BASEBALL FANS WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOUCH YOU TONIGHT BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU'LL BE PLANTED IN FRONT OF YOUR TVS WATCHs THOSE GAMES >> THE LEAGUE SHOWED OFF THEIR NEW COURT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER WILL BE ON ALL COURTS USED IN THE SEASON RESTART IN ADDITION, A SOCIALLY DISTANT BENCHMARK SOME OF THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES THERE >> AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE TENSIONS A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE ANDREW MITCHELL HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: FLAMES SEEN IN THE COURTYARD IN HOUSTON APPEARING TO SHOW DOCUMENTS BURNING AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE BY FRIDAY ONLY HOURS AFTER THE US

ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS WORKING WITH CHINA'S GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH ON COVID VACCINES, TREATMENT AND TESTING FROM US COMPANIES AND OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED BUT WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CLOSURE IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS' PRIVATE INFORMATION AND SENATE INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN TREATED IT'S A MASSIVE SPY CENTER

FORCING IT TO CLOSE IS LONG OVERDUE >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT OUR SECURITY, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND ALSO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION'S DRAMATIC ACTION COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SLAPPED TARIFFS ON CHINA FOR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND BLAMES CHINA FOR NOT ALERTING THE WORLD TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> CHINA SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IT >> Reporter: CAUSING DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE ALSO BE BEEN WARNING ABOUT CHINESE HACKING TO WORRY ACTION IS ALSO AN ACT TO OVERT ATTENTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIS MISTAKES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS LED US TO HAVE THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD >> CONGRESS PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTER MEASURES RAISING FEARS OF >>> CELEBRATING TODAY'S GROUND BREAKERS THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS NAMED ITS NEXT PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SHE'S CURRENTLY THE NEWS ORGANIZATION'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SHE WILL BECOME THE COMPANY'S YOUNGEST CHIEF EXEC >> ALL 430 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE HIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THAT WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2023 >>> AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN CORNYN ASKING FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO PASS THEIR BILL TO CELEBRATE THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES IN THE U

S >>> LAWMAKERS APPROVED LEGISLATION TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATE TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION THE BILL PASSED 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

>>> HI, EVERYONE WHO NEEDS A BREAK FROM THE HEAT? I CAN'T GIVE IT TO EVERYONE IF YOU'RE IN THE OHIO VALLEY, THE GREAT LAKES, BACK IN THE 80s NORTHEAST TO THE CAROLINAS, STILL SEEING FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES 102 AND 105 THIS AFTERNOON A COLD FRONT BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND THEN THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD AS W >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES ON TOP OF BEING CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER IS FACING NEW CHARGES OFFICIALS SAY HE AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY ACCOUNTS OF TAX EVASION THE COUPLE ALSO ALLEGEDLY UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT SHE HAD NOT FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT GOT AWAY FROM HER >>> TESLA'S CEO ELON MUSK ANNOUNCED THE COMPANY WILL SET UP A SECOND ASSEMBLY PLANT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, AFTER A BIDDING WAR THE FACTORY WILL BE USED TO BUILD THE COMPANY'S TRUCK AND MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y

IT WILL INVEST $1 BILLION INTO THE FACTORY AND HOPES TO HIRE 5,000 WORKERS SHARES OF TESLA CONTINUE TO SOAR TO RECORD HIGHS >>> NOW TO ONE WOMAN'S ALL-OUT EFFORT TO DO HER PART IN THE BATTLE OF CORONAVIRUS BY SOMEONE WHO TRULY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT >> Reporter: AT 17 YEARS OLD, MAE CRIER HELPED BUILD WAR PLANES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES TODAY HER HANDS STILL WORK AT FACTORY SPEED FOR THE VERY SAME REASON >> HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO DO THIS? >> OH, WELL, YOU KNOW, IT WAS FUNNY, I GAVE UP MY RIVET GUN FOR A SEWING MACHINE >> SHE'S MAKING MASKS FOR THE MASSES FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS EACH DAY ONCE HERSELF A ROSY THE RIVETER >> THAT LITTLE PIECE OF RED AND WHITE POLKA DOTS STANDS FOR SOMETHING

IT'S A SYMBOL FOR WHAT THE AMERICAN WOMEN DID >> SHE MADE A FEW AT FIRST FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOW 1,000 PENDING ORDERS STRANGERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SALUTING WOMEN'S SERVICE WHILE FIGHTING AMERICA'S NEW WAR AGAINST A VIRUS CRIER FINDS TIME TO MOW HER OWN GRASS >> I'M HOPING MY LITTLE MASKS WILL SAVE ONE LIFE AT LEAST BUT MORE THAN THAT HOPEFULLY >> INSPIRED ONCE TO SERVE HER COUNTRY AND NOW TO PROTECT IT >> THE POWER RIGHT THERE >> I MEAN, SHE IS AS ICONIC IN AMERICA AS UNCLE SAM WOW AMAZING

>>> AUSTRALIA'S QUAN TAS AIRLINES HAS SAID GOOD-BYE TO ITS LAST BOEING 747 JUMBO JET THE PILOT DREW THE AIRLINES FLYING LOGO RIGHT INTO THE SKY IT WILL REQUIRE IN THE DESERT IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY AIRLINES IN THE WORLD TOE HAVE ALL 737 FLEET >> A >>> AS CALIFORNIA OVERTAKES NEW YORK FOR MOST CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> THIS MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE U

S ORDERS THE CLOSURE OF CHINA'S CONSULATE CALLING IT A HOT SPOT FOR SPYING >> THE GULF STATE DIRECTLY IN ITS PATH >> AND OPENING DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FANS FROM COAST TO COAST ARE REJOICING AS THEY COUNT THE MINUTES TO THOSE TWO PRECIOUS WORDS, PLAY BALL "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STAFTS, THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORA IS, QUICKLY, GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK >> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TEXTSTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT'S ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AND OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT, ALREADY, DID CONTACT TRACING AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM

>> THE LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW RETAIL GIANTS BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, HOME DEPOT, KOHL'S, AND WALMART, ALREADY HAVE A FACE MASK POLICY BUT STARTING JULY 27th, GROCERY CHAIN WIN DIXIE AND ALDI AND TARGET >> AND HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES MONEY FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS

IT WOULD SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH DEMOCRATS THE DEAL COMES AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN DOZENS OF STATES NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: AS HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS FACE A CRUSHING WAVE OF COVID PATIENTS, THE NATION'S DEATH TOLL HITTING A STAGGERING NEW HIGH FOR JULY MORE THAN A THOUSAND DEATHS REPORTED IN 24 HOURS >> THESE DEATHS ARE PREMATURE, PREVENTABLE DEATHS >> WITH 40 STATES RESPONDING TO AN INCREASE IN INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA SURPASSING NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S MOST CASES

THOUGH, FEWER WERE TESTED AND THE DEATH TOLL IS MORE THAN FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN NEW YORK THE SOBERING MILESTONE OUT WEST PLAGUES A REGION THAT LED THE COUNTRY IN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS, BUT IS NOW BEING CRIPPLED BY COVID >> HERE, IN LOS ANGELES, AMID LONG LINES FOR TESTING, OFFICIALS ARE STRUGGLING TO CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING FOR THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE PERHAPS, FUELING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> THE NEWS IS, ALSO, GRIM ALONG THE ARIZONA BORDER IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, A J JAW-DROPPING 55% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE VIRUS >> IT'S A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION

>> Reporter: TO SLOW THE SPREAD NATIONWIDE, RETAIL GIANTS HOME DEPOT AND KROGER BEGAN REQUIRING MASKS INSIDE ALL LOCATIONS JOINING STATES, LIKE OHIO, MINNESOTA, INDIANA AND CITIES LIKE WASHINGTON, DC AND BALTIMORE, WHICH ARE ALSO EXPANDING THEIR OWN POLICIES AMID A CRUSH OF COVID CASES AND A WARNING THE VIRUS WILL LINGER >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL, THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW >> AT NIAGARA FALLS, IMAGES OF AMERICAN TOUR BOATS, TIGHTLY PACKED AND CANADIAN VESSELS WITH PLENTY OF ROOM

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TWO COUNTRIES ARE ADDRESSING THE VIRUS NEW YORK'S TRI-STATE AREA NOW WARNING VISITORS FROM 31 STATES THEY MUST QUARANTINE IF THEY ENTER THE REGION LARRY KELLY SPENT 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> SAVED MY LIFE SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG >> BUT NOT ALL FAMILIES ARE SO LUCKY KARI CROSSWHITE LOST HIS FIGHT AGAINST COVID, SURROUNDED BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, THERE TO SAY GOOD-BYE >> SO WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>> THE LIVES BEHIND THE NUMBERS, AS THE DEATH TOLL AND THE HEARTBREAK MOUNTS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US

PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US NOW, FROM BEIJING, IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER JANIS, GOOD MORNING SO HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO ALL OF THIS? >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WELL, BEIJING IS FULLY EXPECTED TO HIT BACK AT THE UNITED STATES, AFTER THE US TOLD CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT OF THE KOCONSULATE GENERAL THERE

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT BEIJING WILL CLOSE A US CONSULATE, HERE, ON THE MAINLAND PERHAPS, IN WUHAN BUT THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF SPECULATION AROUND THE U

S MISSION IN HONG KONG THAT, PERHAPS, IT MIGHT NOT BE CLOSED DOWN, ENTIRELY BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THAT IT HAS THERE

THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN COMBATIVE ON NEARLY EVERY FRONT, PRETTY MUCH FROM THE OUTSET OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUT THE RELATIONSHIP HAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO THE POINT WHERE PEOPLE ARE TALKING OF A NEW COLD WAR AND SOME ANALYSTS HERE ARE EVEN SPECULATING ON A POSSIBLE BREAKING OFF OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF EVERYTHING, FROM STEALING SECRETS TO UNFAIR TRADE

THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS AND ALSO, POINTING TO THIS CONSULATE IN HOUSTON TO SOMETHING, THEY CALL, A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SECRETARY THE STATE MIKE POMPEO SAYS THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE BUT THAT'S NOT GOING OVER WELL HERE THE TOPIC IS LIGHTING UP CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA WITH NEARLY 1 BILLION HITS ON ITEMS RELATED TO US-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS ALONE PHILLIP

>> WHEN TWO WORLD POWERS DON'T GET ALONG, IT HAS A RIPPLE EFFECTS ACROSS THE WORLD JANIS, THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS PLAN TO SEND FEDERAL OFFICERS INTO SOME OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME RIGHT NOW THAT'S DESPITE LEADERS IN THOSE CITIES SAYING THE TROOPS AREN'T WELCOME CONCERNED THEIR PRESENCE COULD ESCALATE PROBLEMS JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST

>> Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS IN CAMOUFLAGE, ENGAGING WITH AND ARRESTING PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISING TO MOVE MORE OFFICERS INTO CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END THIS BLOODSHED WILL END TODAY, I'M ANNOUNCING A SURGE OF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INTO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PLAGUED BY VIOLENT CRIME >> THE INITIATIVE IS CALLED OPERATION LEGEND NAMED IN HONOR OF 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LeGEND TALIFERRO AGENTS WILL HEAD TO CHICAGO NEXT, AFTER THE LATEST ATTACK THERE, AN OVERNIGHT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING THAT LEFT 15 INJURED >> OUR GOAL IS TO HELP SAVE LIVES

THE PRINCIPAL DANGER TO THE LIVES OF OUR INTERCITY COMMUNITIES IS VIOLENT CRIME >> THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AMID BACKLASH FROM OFFICIALS IN OREGON AFTER FEDERAL TROOPS MOVED IN ON PROTESTS IN PORTLAND >> THIS IS A DEMOCRACY, NOT A DICTATORSHIP WE CANNOT HAVE SECRET POLICE ABDUCTING PEOPLE INTO AND PUTTING THEM IN UNMARKED VEHICLES >> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, QUICK TO POINT OUT FEDERAL OFFICERS WILL BE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE, ALONGSIDE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND POLICE AND THAT THE INITIATIVE SHOULD NOT BE COMPARED TO THE SITUATION IN PORTLAND >> AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO CONFRONT MOB VIOLENCE BUT THE OPERATIONS WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY ARE VERY DIFFERENT

>> THE FEDS TARGETING THREE CITIES, INITIALLY KANSAS CITY, CHICAGO, AND ALBUQUERQUE SAYING THEY WILL ADD OTHER AREAS TO THAT LIST IN THE COMING WEEK JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IS FACING NEW LEGAL TROUBLES OFFICIALS SAY FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONY COUNTS OF TAX EVASION

THE CHAUVINS ARE ACCUSED OF FAILING TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS AND FAILING TO PAY STATE INCOME TAXES OFFICIALS SAY THE COUPLE, ALSO, UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY CHAUVIN SAID SHE HADN'T FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT, QUOTE, GOT AWAY FROM HER >> TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL THE BILL REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF STATUES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SERVED THE CONFEDERATE STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATES TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATI NATIONAL STATUARY COLLECTION 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

THE LEGISLATION WILL NOW HEAD TO THE SENATE WHO WILL ALSO HAVE TO PASS IT FOR IT TO TAKE EFFECT >> BATTER UP, BASEBALL FANS HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GOING INTO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY THE SEASON STARTS WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, WASHINGTON NATIONALS, HOSTING THE NEW YORK YANKEES DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE

THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY ON THE FIELD IN THAT LATE GAME, FORMER MVP MOOKIE BETTS AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED USE OF THE FIELD FOR PITTS PITTSBURGH PIRATES >> GUESS WHO IS GOING TO HAVE RED EYES TOMORROW? YOU'RE GOING TO BE UP LATE WATCHING THESE GAMES >> I SURE WILL

>> LET'S CHECK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB YOU JUST MIGHT NOT EVEN GO TO BED >> EXACTLY AND I HAVEN'T BEEN TO BED BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE REALLY SPARKED UP JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW, FIRST, WE HAVE GONZALO SITTING BETWEEN AFRICA THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THE STORM SYSTEM, DUE TO THE TRACK RIGHT NOW WE EXPECT THIS TO BE THE FIRST POTENTIAL HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT THEN, IT STARTS TO LOSE SOME STEAM POSSIBILITY BY MONDAY AFTERNOON

THEN, WE WATCH THE GULF ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT'S NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8, POTENTIALLY GOING INTO TEXAS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO THE OHIO VALLEY, WE DO HAVE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR PITTSBURGH ALL THE WAY TO THE NORTHEAST NEW ORLEANS TODAY, HIGH OF 89 AND STILL, WE HAVE STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU, JANESSA >> IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR A LITTLE BOY IN FLORIDA HE WAS SWIMMING ON A BOOGIE BOARD LAST WEEK WHEN A SHARK STARTED CLOSING IN ON HIM

FORTUNATELY FOR HIM, THOUGH, THERE WAS AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER THAT WAS NEARBY >> HEY, BUDDY HEY >> THERE HE IS GOT HIM? >> YOU SEE THERE, THE OFFICER PULLING THE BOY OUT, WITH THE SHARK JUST FEET AWAY NO WORD ON WHAT TYPE OF SHARK IT WAS BUT HONESTLY, WHO CARES? >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY

>> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHEN WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN IS BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020 RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE, MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY

THE CLIP COMES ON THE HEELS OF A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME THE STORY TAKES PLACE IN A WORLD WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AN AMBITIOUS YOUNG WOMAN DEVELOPING HER MIND >> THE WHAT IFS COULD GO IN ANY DIRECTION >> ON AND ON, RIGHT? >> LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR IN THE STATE'S RECONSTRUCTION ERA MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE

SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF A FRIEND CHARLES EVERS WAS 97 YEARS OLD >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR VIVIAN, WHO WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR KING HE WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 THE VERY SAME DAY HI >>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED IN THE CITY WHERE TWO BROTHERS, AGE 3 AND 10, CAN BE SEEN DANGLING FROM A WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE BEFORE THEY LET GO A WHOLE 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF RESCUE CREWS WHO WERE BENEATH IT WAS A HEROIC RESCUE AND THANKFULLY, BOTH CHILDREN WERE UNHARMED AFTER THAT FALL

>> WHAT A TERRIFYING INCIDENT FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED NOW, TO THE TOLL THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS TAKING ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHILE STUDIES SUGGEST KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET INFECTED, THE MAJOR LIFE CHANGES COULD BE HAVING IMPACT ON THEIR OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH NBC'S SARAH DALLOF HAS MORE >> SEPARATION FROM FRIENDS AND FOR MANY, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL COME FALL THE PANDEMIC IS WEIGHING ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND TEENS >> ABOUT ONE IN SIX CHILDREN IN AMERICA HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE EXPECT THIS TO INCREASE

>> ACROSS THE BOARD, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SEEING MORE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN YOUNGER KIDS, THAT MAY MANIFEST AS TANTRUMS OR BEHAVIOR AGGRESSION OLDER CHILDREN MAY BE MORE AGITATED, ANGRY, OR WITHDRAWN HAVING A TRUSTED ADULT TO WALK KIDS THROUGH THOSE MOEMOTIONS I KEY >> I NAME THE FEELING FOR THEM I SEE THAT YOU'RE ANGRY THAT YOU CAN'T HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS RIGHT NOW OR YOU'RE REALLY WORRIED THAT SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MOM WHEN I GO TO WORK SO HELP THEM IDENTIFY THOSE FEELINGS AND THEN, HELP THEM WITH WAYS TO WORK THROUGH THAT AND BUILD RESILIENCE

>> WHILE MOST KIDS WILL REMEMBER THE PANDEMIC, LIKE HOW THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS RECALL THE DEPRESSION A SURVEY OF 2,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH HISTORIES IN THE UK FOUND 51% REPORTED CORONAVIRUS HAS MADE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH A BIT WORSE 32% SAY IT'S MADE IT MUCH WORSE >> WE KNOW THOSE CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK FOR DEVELOPING PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT FROM THE PANDEMIC >> ROUTINES AND STRUCTURE CAN HELP SO CAN TIME OUTDOORS OR TIME WITH FAMILY OR CHATTING WITH FRIENDS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH FOR CHANGES IN APPETITE AND SLEEPING HABITS, AS WELL AS PERSONALITIES BIG SHIFTS ARE SIGNS >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE STILL SOME FEISTY STORMS THAT GOING TO BE IMPACTING THE NORTHEAST

NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON THIS AFTERNOON DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE TH >>> AS COVID-19 INFECTIONS SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR REMAINS UNCERTAIN FOR MANY ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUST ONE IN TEN AMERICANS THINK DAYCARE CENTERS, PRE-K, AND K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN THIS FALL, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE STORY ON ONE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE WHERE CLASSES HAVE JUST BEGUN GOOD MORNING, BLAYNE >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT'S THE SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL HERE IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE BUT FOR MANY STUDENTS, IT'S THEIR FIRST DAY THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING STAGGERED ATTENDANCE ATTENDING ONLY ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK IT'S NOT THE WELCOME BACK THESE STUDENTS ARE USED TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS, MASKED FACES, AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE GREETING STUDENTS AT ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS

THE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING WITH STAGGERED ATTENDANCE >> SO IF I HAVE A CLASS OF 20 KIDS, FIVE WILL COME EVERY DAY AND SO, IT WILL TAKE THE WHOLE WEEK BEFORE I SEE MY WHOLE CLASS >> TENNESSEE HAS SEEN MORE THAN 80,000 COVID CASES BUT FEWER THAN 300 ACTIVE CASES IN THE CITY OF ALCOA >> DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH COMING BACK >> OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY THAT'S WHY SO MANY DISCUSSIONS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, AND CONVERSATIONS AND WHAT-IF QUESTIONS BECAUSE WE WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR CHILDREN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE FIRST DAY FAST APPROACHING, MANY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE STILL IN LIMBO ABOUT HOW AND WHEN SCHOOL WILL START

IN KANSAS, THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD REJECTED THE GOVERN EOR'S REQUEST TO DELAY THE START OF SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY ROBERT REDFIELD SAYS HE BELIEVES SCHOOLS ARE SAFE ENOUGH TO SEND HIS OWN CHILDREN >> I'M 100% THEY CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL >> WITH MANY DISTRICTS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR THE NECESSARY CHANGES, THE NAACP FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS CLAIMING A NEW RULE WOULD DIVERT MONEY FROM LOWER-INCOME SCHOOLS TO WEALTHY, PRIVATE SCHOOLS >> TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM DISTRICTS, AND GIVE TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL OR SOCIALLY-DISTANT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING IS UNCONSCIONABLE >> SLAMS THE LAWSUIT AS POLITICAL WRITING THIS ADMINISTRATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS GET BACK TO LEARNING, INCLUDING STUDENTS OF COLOR BACK IN TENNESSEE

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT MASK >> NOT THAT GOOD BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES ME REALLY HOT >> STOPPING THE SPREAD IS NOW LESSON NUMBER ONE >> AND WE'RE TEACHING THE KIDS LIFE SKILLS THEY CAN USE BECAUSE THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON >> AND THIS CURRENT PLAN IS IN PLACE THROUGH LABOR DAY THAT'S WHEN THEY WILL RE-EVALUATE TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, NEEDS TO CH >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A NEW $1 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THIS, AS THE U

S SEES THE HIGHEST COVID DEATHS IN A SINGLE DAY, IN WEEKS >>> THE MASSIVE $2 BILLION VACCINE DEAL HOW MANY DOSES THEY'RE AIMING TO DELIVER AND WHEN >>> BASEBALL IS BACK TODAY IS OPENING DAY IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, AS TEAMS GEAR UP FOR AN INTENSE, SHORTENED SEASON WE'VE GOT A PREVIEW >>> AND WE'LL REMEMBER THE MAN DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

CALLED THE GREATEST PREACHER TO EVER LIVE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CT VIVIAN "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES ARE REACHING TROUBLING BENCHMARKS IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CALIFORNIA HAS JUST SURPASSED NEW YORK, AS THE STATE WITH THE MOST CONFIRMED INFECTIONS 40 STATES ARE NOW REPORTING INCREASES IN CASES >>> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS ONE IS AT THE EISENHOWER EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, AND THE OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT ALREADY DID CONTACT TRACING, AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM >> THE CDC HAS UPDATED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE AGENCY SAYS MOST PEOPLE CAN STOP SELF-ISOLATION AFTER TEN DAYS AND AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER THEIR FEVER HAS BROKEN THE PREVIOUS GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED ISOLATION UNTIL TWO TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE >> THE CDC, ALSO, RECOMMENDS FACE COVERINGS AND THAT'S LEADING TO MORE AND MORE CONFRONTATIONS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN UTICA, MICHIGAN THE MAN STARTED THROWING PUNCHES AT A RESTAURANT, AFTER HE WAS ASKED TO WEAR A MASK >> THE MANAGER HEARS THE COMMOTION COMES UP FRONT TO REMOVE THE GENTLEMAN

WANTED HIM TO JUST LEAVE AND THAT'S WHEN THE MANAGER GOT HIT >> POLICE SAY A BARTENDER TRIED TO INTERVENE, AND THEY WERE HIT AS WELL NOW, POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT >> WE DO HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC REPORT FROM "THE NEW YORK TIMES HEALTH EXPERTS TELL "THE TIMES" IT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT YOU COULD GET COVID MORE THAN ONCE NOW, THERE ARE ANECDOTES ABOUT PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN BUT THEY SAY THAT THOSE MAY BE CASES OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DRAWN-OUT ILLNESS

>> NEW HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL ALSO INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL >> RIGHT, FRANCES, IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, THIS MORNING, IF THEY HAVE REACHED ANY KIND OF AGREEMENT ON ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES HERE EXTENDING THOSE $600 A WEEK BONUS UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS THAT RUN OUT NEXT WEEK

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK OF JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT ARE A MILLION PLUS WHEN THOSE NUMBERS COME OUT THIS WEEK REPUBLICANS ARGUE THAT BONUS IS TOO MUCH AND COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE NOT TO WORK >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT OF ADRENALINE SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE LASER FOCUSED ON GETTING AMERICAN WORKERS THEIR JOBS BACK OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS, AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, CHAOTIC, AND UNPREPARED, THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL, IN THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO, UNEMPLOYMENT, STILL UP IN THE AIR WITH DAYS TO GO BEFORE IT RUNS OUT BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THIS AGREEMENT, SORT OF AN OUTLINE THAT REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE COME UP WITH, INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW MONEY FOR TESTING

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD OPPOSED BUT HE SAID, IN AN INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT, HE IS WILLING TO GO WITH THAT IT WOULD, ALSO, INCLUDE 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS HALF OF IT FOR ALL SCHOOLS AND ANOTHER HALF FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THAT CHOOSE TO REOPEN, IN PERSON FRANCES >> WE'LL SEE WHEN IT HAPPENS TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> NOW, TO POTENTIAL GOOD NEWS IN THE SEARCH FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE THE GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED A DEAL WORTH NEARLY $2 BILLION WITH DRUG GIANT PFIZER FOR A POTENTIAL VACCINE, EVEN BEFORE IT'S BEEN APPROVED NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: IT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL YET IN THE GOVERNMENT'S OPERATION WARP SPEED, TO RUSH A VACCINE TO THE HOMELAND A $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER AND A SMALLER GERMAN COMPANY FOR MILLIONS OF VACCINE DOSES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD THEN PROVIDE, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE PUBLIC >> WE CAN ACQUIRE 100 MILLION DOSES OF THIS VACCINE, AS EARLY AS DECEMBER OF 2020

>> PFIZER ACTUALLY HAS FOUR VACCINE CANDIDATES EARLY TEST RESULTS SHOW THEY PRODUCE ANTIBODIES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NEUTRALIZE COVID SO FAR, NONE HAS RECEIVED FDA APPROVAL BUT CRITICAL, PHASE THREE HUMAN TRIALS START WITHIN DAYS >> WHAT ASSURANCES CAN YOU GIVE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT $2 BILLION IS GOING TO BE MONEY WELL SPENT >> I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE 100 MILLION DOSES WOULD DEFINITELY PROVE TO BE GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GIVEN THE ENORMOUS HEALTHCARE AND ECONOMIC COST THAT THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS REAPED >> EACH PERSON WOULD NEED TWO DOSES AND A BOOSTER SHOT SCOTT IS AN IMMUNOLOGIST WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR THE STUDY HE RECEIVED HIS SECOND DOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HIS SIDE EFFECTS, SO FAR, A FEW ACHES SIMILAR TO A FLU SHOT

>> I, HONESTLY, FEEL LUCKY I — TO BE — FIRST OF ALL, TO BE HEAD OF THE GAME, SO TO SPEAK, TO RECEIVE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT WORK THIS EARLY, AFTER WE — WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DISEASE >> VACCINES ARE GETTING TESTED, REAL TIME, SAYS DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH 70,000 NEW CASES, EACH DAY >> THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH BUT THAT, CERTAINLY, FACILITATES THE DEVELOPMENT AND EFFICACY OF A VACCINE

>> PFIZER ISN'T ALONE THE GOVERNMENT ALSO SIGNED A $16 BILLION DEAL WITH NOVAVAX IT'S LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKELY, THIS MORNING, MORE POSSIBLE THAT AMERICANS COULD RECEIVE A VACCINE SHOT BY EARLY NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> TOM, THANK YOU

>>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE, IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH, ALLEGEDLY, TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US FROM BEIJING IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER

AND, JANIS, HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO THIS >> FRANCES, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO HAS SAID THAT THE US IS SETTING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW CHINA'S COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE THAT WAS HIS QUOTE THE REACTION FROM BEIJING, OF COURSE, IS FURY WE'RE FULLY EXPECTING TO SEE SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA, IN RESPONSE TO THAT MOVE BY THE US

TO TELL CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT THE EXPECTATION IS THAT CHINA WILL CLOSE THE US CONSULATE HERE THERE IS SPECULATION ABOUT WUHAN, PERHAPS CHUNGDU BUT INCREASINGLY, THERE IS A LOT OF ATTENTION BEING DRAWN TO THE US CONSULATE IN HONG KONG

THAT, PERHAPS, IT WON'T BE SHUT DOWN BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THEY HAVE THERE THIS IS ALL TAKING US

-CHINA RELATIONS TO A NEW LOW THE RELATIONSHIP HAD ALREADY BEEN COMBATIVE ON, PRETTY MUCH, EVERY FRONT, FROM TECHNOLOGY TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF USING ITS HOUSTON CONSULATE AS A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS THE FBI SAYING IT'S, ALSO, INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS

AND THAT THERE IS THE EXPECTATION THAT THERE ARE OTHER, WHAT THEY CALL, MALIGN EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON SO WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING IS SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA IT'S NOT CLEAR IF IT'S GOING TO BE AS ABRUPT AS THE US DECISION BUT CHINA HAS ALL BUT PROMISED THAT SOMETHING IS COMING FRANCES >> CERTAINLY, HIGH STAKES IN THIS CONSEQUENTIAL BACK AND FORTH JANIS, THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES

A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY AND GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE, IN SCOTLAND NBC'S SARAH HARMON JOINING US NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING SO WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WELL, WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALLEGEDLY, PRESSED HIS AMBASSADOR TO THE UK, WOODY JOHNSON, TO TRY TO PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOLD THE PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE TRUMP FAMILY GOLF COURSE IN SCOT SCOTLAND THIS IS CONFIRMED BY AN OFFICIAL WHO WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE AT THE TIME FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, HE IS THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND HE WAS A TRUMP APPOINTEE TO THIS POSITION

NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED SPEAKING TO AMBASSADOR JOHNSON ABOUT THE TURN BERRY TAKE A LISTEN >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT TURN BERRY IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GO GOLF COURSES AND THEY HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE HIGH-LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEM NONE OF THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE SCHEDULED TO KNOW HELD AT THE TURN BERRY COURSE PHILLIP >> SARAH HARMON JOINING US FROM LONDON THIS MORNING SARAH, THANK YOU >>> TROPICAL STORM GONZALO IS BREWING OUT THERE AND NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB IS WATCHING CLOSELY JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, GONZALO CONTINUES TO BREW AND WE DO HAVE TWO ACTIVE STORM SYSTEMS WE'RE CURRENTLY WATCHING FIRST, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TRACK POTENTIALLY, THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH IT DIMINISH POSSIBILITY BY SUNDAY, INTO MONDAY, AS A TROPICAL STORM BACK DOWN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION STILL, A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THAT STORM SYSTEM ALSO, WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT THIS IS A CONCERN BECAUSE IT'S SITTING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

POTENTIAL MOVEMENT OF THE STORM HEADED TO HOUSTON OR GULF COAST COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW ORLEANS, ALL THE WAY TO THE FLORIDA COAST SO YOU CAN SEE WINDS ARE GOING TO BE DYING DOWN IT DOES PICK UP SOME STEAM BY SATURDAY, INTO THE WEEKEND BUT IT'S THE SAME WINDS BY MONDAY, UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> A VERY UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE NORTHEAST IT'S ALL DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO SLICE THAT HUMIDITY IN HALF BUT STILL, VERY WARM AIR FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST, CHARLOTTE, I SEE YOU AT 94 DEGREES

STORMS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST TODAY, WE'RE EXPECTING THAT AS WELL WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR THANK YOU >> TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" COMPANY HAS NAMED MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN AS THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ANNOUNCED ALL 430,000 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THE REQUIREMENT WILL TAKE EFFECT, STARTING IN 2023 >> AND A BIPARTISAN PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A THERE IS AN UPDATE INTO THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEADLY AMBUSH ON THE FAMILY OF A NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE THE EVIDENCE LINKS SUSPECTED GUN GUNMAN DAN HOLLANDER HOLLANDER WAS LATER FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE SAME GUN WAS USED IN BOTH KILLINGS >> FIRST, PORTLAND NOW, CHICAGO FEDERAL FORCES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE CITY, WHICH IS ON EDGE, AFTER A SURGE OF VIOLENCE

IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF ANOTHER HORRIFIC SHOOTING THERE THE SURGE HAS LED CHICAGO POLICE TO MAKE AN IMPASSIONED PLEA TO GANG MEMBERS THIS AS THE PRESIDENT'S THREATENING TO SEND MORE FEDERAL AGENTS TO CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY HERE IS NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ >> THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL SENT BYSTANDERS SCRAMBLING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUT HERE

>> AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED SEVERAL OF THEM, CRITICALLY THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HAS THIS MESSAGE FOR THE 117,000 GANG MEMBERS IN THE CITY >> PUT YOUR GUNS DOWN >> OVER THE WEEKEND, AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO THERE WERE AT LEAST 160 MURDERS, IN JUST THE LAST MONTH A NEARLY 200% JUMP, OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS HE IS SENDING MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES THERE AND TO ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY THE OPERATION, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM, LeGEND TALIFERRO >> NO MOTHER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CRADLE HER DEAD CHILD IN HER ARMS, SYMPTOMLY BECAUSE POLITICIANS REFUSE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SECURE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO SECURE THEIR CITY >> THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS RECENTLY SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PROTESTORS BARRICADED THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEAMS NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS THERE >> WHILE, THEY'RE SETTING UP A STEEL BARRICADE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, INSIDE, ASKING FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE FEDERAL AGENTS THAT ARE HERE >> FROM ATLANTA TO DETROIT TO MEMPHIS, THIS SUMMER'S VIOLENCE HAS BEEN BRUTAL IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40%, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS

>> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND AND FEDERAL TROOPS THAT ARE TAKING OVER CORE FUNCTIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AMERICAN CITIES >> HERE, IN NEW YORK, OFFICERS WITH RIOT SHIELDS OUT A PROTEST ENCAMPMENT OUTSIDE CITY HALL BUT TH >>> BREONNA TAYLOR KILLER'S STILL ROAMING AROUND FREE SO I THINK I JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON THAT >> IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS SINCE IT HAPPENED THAT SHE WAS MURDERED IN HER SLEEP AND NOBODY'S BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE

>> DANIEL CAMERON IS IN A POSITION TO ARREST THE COPS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING BREONNA TAYLOR AND STILL, HAS NOT DONE THAT SO HE'S THE ONE WHO IS IN POSITION TO POTENTIALLY DO THAT >> NBA PLAYERS, LIKE JEREMY GRANT, ALEX CARUSO, AND CJ McCULLAM HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THE ARREST >> TODAY IS FINALLY OPENING DAY DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH BEFORE THE DEFENDING WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST THE NEW YORK YANKEES

AND THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY BUT THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME FIELD AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM'S SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES STADIUM SO MANY QUESTIONS GOING INTO THIS SEASON, HERE THAT'S ONE OF THEM

>> YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THOSE AND I'M SURE YOU ARE GOING TO BE STAYING UP STAYING UP FOR ALL THIS TO PASS THE TIME, THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN PONDER ON >> SOMEONE GETS COVID, THEY'RE OUT FOR LIKE A FOURTH OF THE SEASON RIGHT THERE ABSOLUTELY TOMORROW, I MIGHT BE SLEEPING LITTLE MAY NOT BE ON MY A GAME >> MARTHA STEWART WOWED FANS WITH A POOLSIDE SELFIE ON INSTAGRAM TUESDAY LOOK AT THE 78-YEAR-OLD LOUNGING BY HER EAST HAMPTONS PLACE RIGHT THERE GAZING AT THE CAMERA APPEARING TO STRIKE THAT SULTRY POSE WITH THE DUCK, POUTY LIPS STEWART SAYS, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, YEAH, OKAY, IT IS A STILL A FUN PLACE TO SWIM CHELSEA HANDLER: YEAH, LESS THAN A DAY TOOK HER TO CREATE THAT SELFIE SAYING, IF I LOOK THIS GOOD AT 78, WELL, I STILL BETTER HAVE A POOL TO SHOW MYSELF OFF IN SO IT'S WAY TO DO IT

>> THEY'RE BOTH CHILLING >> SNOOP >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THE NORTHEAST, WE'RE STUCK IN A STORMY PATTERN WE HAVE SOME STORMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ROARING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY 34 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WIN >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP, WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT, SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020

RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TR TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW SUNDAY SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT BIDEN IS UP ONE POINT ON THE PRESIDENT IN THE REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY, HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AND ALSO TELLS THE TALE OF AN AMBITIOUS, YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS DEVELOPING HER EXTRAORDINARY MIND SO IF THIS SHOW DOES GO TO SERIES, IT WILL BE HULU'S SECOND PROJECT FOCUSED ON THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE

>> TALK ABOUT ALL THE COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, SHOULD'VES LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES EVERS LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL LANDMARKS VIVIAN ALSO LAID IN STATE AT THE ROTUNDA OF GEORGIA'S CAPITOL VIVIAN WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA PASSED AWAY THE VERY SAME DAY AS FRIEND AND CIVIL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS >> A WEEK BEFORE NFL TRAINING — NFL TRAINING CAMP QB — STEELERS QB WAS WORKING ON A DIFFERENT KIND OF DRIVE HE AND HIS WIFE HELPED OUT A FOOD DRIVE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA UNLOADING GOODS AND GIVING OUT OVER 8,000 BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES BIG BEN EVEN HAD TIME TO SIG MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE US

ORDERS A CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON CALLING IT A PLACE FOR SPYING >> AND A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> PROTESTS IN PORTLAND, DEMONSTRATORS CLASH WITH FEDERAL POLICE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AS THE STANDOFF SHOWS NO SIGNS OF CALMING DOWN BASEBALL BEGINS ANEW AND DR ANTHONY FAUCI WARMING UP FOR THE FIRST PITCH >> AND HER PART TO DO A BATTLE BY A WOMAN WHO KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STATES THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORIDA IS QUICKLY GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK A LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, WALMART AND HOME DEPOT ALREADY HAVE A POLICY TARGET WILL START ON AUGUST 1st AT LEAST 75 HAND SANITIZER BRANDS HAVE NOW BEEN ADDED TO THE FDA'S RECALL LIST SOME OF THE ITEMS WHICH WERE SOLD AT WALMART, COSTCO AND OTHER NATIONAL CHAINS CONTAIN METHANOL >>> TOUR SHIPS WERE OUT IN NIAGRA FALLS THE U

S SHIP MADE OF THE MIST WAS CHOCK FULL OF TOURISTS WHILE THE CANADIAN SHIP JUST HAD A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE ON BOARD SOME PEOPLE CALL IT A RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >>> NEW HOPE IS ON THE HORIZON A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE IT INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING SCHOOLS AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS TRACIE POTTS JOINING US NOW W MORE THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL THOUGH RIGHT? >> IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE DEMOCRATS HAVEN'T WEIGHED IN AND THERE SEEMS TO BE NO AGREEMENT ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT THAT RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK WE GET NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS NUMBERS TODAY

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK THAT MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT THAT'S $600 A WEEK EXTRA RUNS OUT NEXT WEEK AND REPUBLICANS HAVE SOME CONCERNS THAT IT'S TOO MUCH, THAT IT COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO STAY HOME >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT AT ADRENALINE OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES WAY UP >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, KAY CHAOTIC AN UNPREPARED THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL IF H THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO UNEMPLOYMENT NOT YET SETTLED BUT THERE IS MONEY IN THIS GENERAL AGREEMENT FOR TESTING IN SCHOOLS, A NEW $16 BILLION TO ADD TO WHAT'S ALREADY THERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS TESTING THAT'S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT HAD OPPOSED, BUT HE SAYS THAT EVEN THOUGH HE THINKS IT'S OVERRATED HE'S WILLING TO SUPPORT THAT TO GET THIS DONE AND 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS, HALF OF THAT FOR ALL SCHOOLS SPLIT UP BASED ON THEIR ENROLLMENT AND THE OTHER HALF IS FOR SCHOOLS THAT AGREE TO REOPEN IN PERSON >> SO MUCH TO BE SORTED OUT BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS TRACIE POTTS JOINING US FROM D

C THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS STRIKING A NEW TONE ON THE PANDEMIC FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW HE HELD A BRIEFING ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS AFTER MONTHS OF DOWNPLAYING THE NEED FOR FACE COVERINGS HE ALSO TOUTED THE IDEA FOR A POSSIBLE VACCINE AND PUSHED FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

KRISTIN WELKER HAS MORE >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING IN THE BRIEFING ROOM FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW ANNOUNCING A MAJOR AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER TO GET DOSES TO THE PUBLIC ONCE THERE IS A VACCINE >> TO PRODUCE 1 MILLION DOSES HOPEFULLY THE APPROVAL PROCESS WILL GO VERY QUICKLY AND WE THINK WE HAVE A WINNER THERE >> AND WHILE THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PUSHING TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, HE WAS PRESSED, IS HE COMFORTABLE WITH HIS SON AND GRANDCHILDREN GOING TO THE CLASSROOMS >> I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THAT AND WE DO HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY, BUT AS YOU KNOW, ULTIMATELY IT'S UP TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATES >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LOCKED IN A FIERCE BATTLE FOR RE-ELECTION WITH JOE BIDEN LEADING IN THE POLLS BIDEN SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS REFERRED TO COVID AS THE CHINA VIRUS >> WE'VE HAD RACISTS AND THEY'VE EXISTED AND THEY'VE TRIED TO GET ELE ELECTED PRESIDENT >> I'VE DONE MORE FOR BLACK AMERICANS THAN ANYBODY WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, NOBODY HAS EVEN BEEN CLOSE

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY >> Reporter: MEANWHILE BIDEN DEPLOYING HIS BIGGEST POLITICAL WEAPON, RELEASING A TAPED IN-PERSON CONVERSATION WITH HIS FORMER BOSS, PRESIDENT OBAMA THE VIDEO ALSO AIMS TO DRAW A CONTRAST WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SAID THIS IN MARCH WHEN PRESSED ON TESTING FAILURES >> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT >> NO, I DON'T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL >> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP IN PRISON SAYING I TAKE NO RESPONS RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> Reporter: THOUGH THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED AGAIN ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE WEEKEND

>> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT >> LOOK, I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS FOR EVERYTHING >> AND THANKS FOR THAT REPORT >>> AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY THIS MORNING WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY TO GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE IN SCOTLAND WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP PRESSED THE AMBASSADOR TO THE UK WOODY JOHNSON TO IN TURN PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOST THE US

OPEN TOURNAMENT AT A TRUMP GOLF COURSE IN SCOTLAND CALLED TURNBURY THIS WAS CONFIRMED BY A SENIOR OFFICIAL WHO FORMERLY WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE JOHNSON OF COURSE IS A TRUMP APPOINTEE HE'S THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON FORTUNE AND HE'S THE OWNER OF THE NEW YORK JETS TRUMP FOR HIS PART — PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED PRESSURING THE UK GOVERNMENT HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD A PRESS BRIEFING >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT, ABOUT TURNBURY IT'S A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> Reporter: NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GOLF COURSES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND THEY HAVE STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE KIND OF HIGH LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEIR COURSES IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS CASE WE KNOW THAT THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE GOING TO BE HELD ELSEWHERE AND NOT TURNBERRY

>> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ANOTHER NIGHT OAF VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND WHERE PROTESTS HAVE STRETCHED INTO A 55th NIGHT AND THERE ARE LATE REPORTS THAT PORTLAND'S MAYOR WAS AMONG THOSE TEAR GASSED OUTSIDE A FEDERAL COURTHOUSE >> Reporter: TEAR GAS HAS BEEN DEPLOYED HERE IN PORTLAND BUT THERE IS STILL THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THE CROWD SHAKING THE FENCE THAT HAS BEEN PUT INTO PLACE BY FEDERAL AGENTS THEY MADE SEVERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT BEFORE THEY CAME OUT AND DEPLOYED TEAR GAS AN HOUR PRIOR TO THAT THEY OOEFZ BEEN SETTING OFF FLARES INSIDE OF THE FENCING AND SET FIRES UNDERNEATH THE BUILDING THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN THE ANNOUNCEMENT MADE OVER THE NIGHTS HERE IN PORTLAND

THE MAYOR VISITED THE DEMONSTRATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME HE SAID THAT THE PRESENCE OF THE FEDERAL AGENTS HAS A LEGAL OCCUPANCY BUT PROTESTERS WERE HAVING NONE OF IT THEY SAY THEY HAVEN'T HAD SUPPORT FROM THE MAYOR OR THE PORTLAND POLICE BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE FEDERAL AGENTS GOT HERE PORTLAND POLICE POURED TEAR GAS ON THE PROTESTERS AS WELL AS THEY WERE TRYING TO SPEAK TO PROTESTERS THEY CALLED HIM AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE CITY AND SEVERAL OF THEM CALLING FOR HIM TO RESIGN >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF MET GAR EVERS

HE LED THE NAACP IN MISSISSIPPI AND IN 1969 HE BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS HE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING HE'S DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >>> CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA AND STOPPED AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 ON FRIDAY THAT IS THE SAME DAY HIS FRIEND AND FELLOW SEVERAL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS DIED THE LEWIS FAMILY CHOSE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER VIVIAN'S SERVICES TO ANNOUNCE ANY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LATE CONGRESSMAN >>> LET'S SEE HOW THIS THURSDAY WILL SHAPE UP WITH JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE DO HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE BECOME VERY ACTIVE JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW WE DO HAVE A TROPICAL STORM GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY FROM AFRICA TO THE LESSER ANTILLES THIS COULD BE OUR FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT WE'RE SEEING SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS TRACK BY MONDAY POTENTIALLY BEING DECREASED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALSO WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8 WE USUALLY DON'T SEE A STORM LIKE THIS UNTIL MID SEPTEMBER SO THIS IS QUITE EARLY FOR THE GULF POTENTIAL TRACK RIGHT NOW GOING INTO TEXAS, BUT STILL UNCERTAINTY AS WELL

BY MONDAY SUSTAINED WINDS UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD COLUMBUS THIS AFTERNOON, 86 DEGREES VERY STORMY WEATHER PATTERN FOR NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND ALL THE WAY INTO MAINE THIS AFTERNOON STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST WITH HIGHS STILL IN THE MID 90S AND STILL GOING TO HAVE STORMS ROARING THROUGH THE NORTHEAST

MORE DETAILS ON THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU >>> WATCH THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED WHERE THE TWO BROTHERS AGES THREE AND TEN T THEY'RE DANGLING FROM THE WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE THEN THEY LET GO AND FALL SOME 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF THE RESCUE CREWS BENEATH THEM BOTH OF THE KIDS WERE NOT SERIOUSLY HURT FROM THAT FALL

THEY'RE OKAY BUT JUST TERRIFYING TO WATCH >>> BASEBALL IS BACK HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR OPENING DAY TODAY THE SEASON WILL START WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOSTING THE YANKEES DR ANTHONY NOW SI FAUCI WILL B THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE AND BETTS WHO SIGNED AN EXTENSION YESTERDAY BUT THE BLUE JAYS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES FIELD

>> FROM BASEBALL FANS WE'RE NOT GOING TO TOUCH YOU TONIGHT BECAUSE WE KNOW YOU'LL BE PLANTED IN FRONT OF YOUR TVS WATCHs THOSE GAMES >> THE LEAGUE SHOWED OFF THEIR NEW COURT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER WILL BE ON ALL COURTS USED IN THE SEASON RESTART IN ADDITION, A SOCIALLY DISTANT BENCHMARK SOME OF THE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES THERE >> AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE TENSIONS A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THAT ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE ANDREW MITCHELL HAS THE LATEST >> Reporter: FLAMES SEEN IN THE COURTYARD IN HOUSTON APPEARING TO SHOW DOCUMENTS BURNING AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE BY FRIDAY ONLY HOURS AFTER THE US

ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS WORKING WITH CHINA'S GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH ON COVID VACCINES, TREATMENT AND TESTING FROM US COMPANIES AND OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED BUT WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CLOSURE IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS' PRIVATE INFORMATION AND SENATE INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN TREATED IT'S A MASSIVE SPY CENTER

FORCING IT TO CLOSE IS LONG OVERDUE >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT OUR SECURITY, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND ALSO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION'S DRAMATIC ACTION COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SLAPPED TARIFFS ON CHINA FOR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND BLAMES CHINA FOR NOT ALERTING THE WORLD TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> CHINA SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IT >> Reporter: CAUSING DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE ALSO BE BEEN WARNING ABOUT CHINESE HACKING TO WORRY ACTION IS ALSO AN ACT TO OVERT ATTENTION FROM THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIS MISTAKES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS LED US TO HAVE THE HIGHEST DEATH RATE IN THE WORLD >> CONGRESS PROMISED TO RESPOND WITH FIRM COUNTER MEASURES RAISING FEARS OF >>> CELEBRATING TODAY'S GROUND BREAKERS THE NEW YORK TIMES HAS NAMED ITS NEXT PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SHE'S CURRENTLY THE NEWS ORGANIZATION'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER SHE WILL BECOME THE COMPANY'S YOUNGEST CHIEF EXEC >> ALL 430 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE HIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THAT WILL TAKE EFFECT IN 2023 >>> AND REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN CORNYN ASKING FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO PASS THEIR BILL TO CELEBRATE THE EMANCIPATION OF SLAVES IN THE U

S >>> LAWMAKERS APPROVED LEGISLATION TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATE TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATIONAL STATUARY HALL COLLECTION THE BILL PASSED 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

>>> HI, EVERYONE WHO NEEDS A BREAK FROM THE HEAT? I CAN'T GIVE IT TO EVERYONE IF YOU'RE IN THE OHIO VALLEY, THE GREAT LAKES, BACK IN THE 80s NORTHEAST TO THE CAROLINAS, STILL SEEING FEEL LIKE TEMPERATURES 102 AND 105 THIS AFTERNOON A COLD FRONT BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND THEN THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD AS W >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES ON TOP OF BEING CHARGED IN THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD, FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER IS FACING NEW CHARGES OFFICIALS SAY HE AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH FELONY ACCOUNTS OF TAX EVASION THE COUPLE ALSO ALLEGEDLY UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT SHE HAD NOT FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT GOT AWAY FROM HER >>> TESLA'S CEO ELON MUSK ANNOUNCED THE COMPANY WILL SET UP A SECOND ASSEMBLY PLANT IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, AFTER A BIDDING WAR THE FACTORY WILL BE USED TO BUILD THE COMPANY'S TRUCK AND MODEL 3 AND MODEL Y

IT WILL INVEST $1 BILLION INTO THE FACTORY AND HOPES TO HIRE 5,000 WORKERS SHARES OF TESLA CONTINUE TO SOAR TO RECORD HIGHS >>> NOW TO ONE WOMAN'S ALL-OUT EFFORT TO DO HER PART IN THE BATTLE OF CORONAVIRUS BY SOMEONE WHO TRULY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO JOIN THE FIGHT >> Reporter: AT 17 YEARS OLD, MAE CRIER HELPED BUILD WAR PLANES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES TODAY HER HANDS STILL WORK AT FACTORY SPEED FOR THE VERY SAME REASON >> HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO DO THIS? >> OH, WELL, YOU KNOW, IT WAS FUNNY, I GAVE UP MY RIVET GUN FOR A SEWING MACHINE >> SHE'S MAKING MASKS FOR THE MASSES FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS EACH DAY ONCE HERSELF A ROSY THE RIVETER >> THAT LITTLE PIECE OF RED AND WHITE POLKA DOTS STANDS FOR SOMETHING

IT'S A SYMBOL FOR WHAT THE AMERICAN WOMEN DID >> SHE MADE A FEW AT FIRST FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOW 1,000 PENDING ORDERS STRANGERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SALUTING WOMEN'S SERVICE WHILE FIGHTING AMERICA'S NEW WAR AGAINST A VIRUS CRIER FINDS TIME TO MOW HER OWN GRASS >> I'M HOPING MY LITTLE MASKS WILL SAVE ONE LIFE AT LEAST BUT MORE THAN THAT HOPEFULLY >> INSPIRED ONCE TO SERVE HER COUNTRY AND NOW TO PROTECT IT >> THE POWER RIGHT THERE >> I MEAN, SHE IS AS ICONIC IN AMERICA AS UNCLE SAM WOW AMAZING

>>> AUSTRALIA'S QUAN TAS AIRLINES HAS SAID GOOD-BYE TO ITS LAST BOEING 747 JUMBO JET THE PILOT DREW THE AIRLINES FLYING LOGO RIGHT INTO THE SKY IT WILL REQUIRE IN THE DESERT IT WAS ONE OF THE ONLY AIRLINES IN THE WORLD TOE HAVE ALL 737 FLEET >> A >>> AS CALIFORNIA OVERTAKES NEW YORK FOR MOST CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A TENTATIVE $1 TRILLION RELIEF BILL >> THIS MORNING, A GROWING COLD WAR AS THE U

S ORDERS THE CLOSURE OF CHINA'S CONSULATE CALLING IT A HOT SPOT FOR SPYING >> THE GULF STATE DIRECTLY IN ITS PATH >> AND OPENING DAY HAS FINALLY ARRIVED FANS FROM COAST TO COAST ARE REJOICING AS THEY COUNT THE MINUTES TO THOSE TWO PRECIOUS WORDS, PLAY BALL "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN DOZENS OF STAFTS, THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IS GROWING MORE CONCERNING BY THE DAY CALIFORNIA NOW HAS THE DISTINCTION OF THE MOST CONFIRMED CASES AFTER SURPASSING NEW YORK AND FLORA IS, QUICKLY, GETTING CLOSER TO THE 400,000 MARK >> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TEXTSTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT'S ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AND OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT, ALREADY, DID CONTACT TRACING AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM

>> THE LIST OF MAJOR RETAILERS THAT REQUIRE SHOPPERS TO WEAR A FACE MASK DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO GROW RETAIL GIANTS BEST BUY, COSTCO, CVS, HOME DEPOT, KOHL'S, AND WALMART, ALREADY HAVE A FACE MASK POLICY BUT STARTING JULY 27th, GROCERY CHAIN WIN DIXIE AND ALDI AND TARGET >> AND HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES MONEY FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS

IT WOULD SERVE AS A STARTING POINT FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH DEMOCRATS THE DEAL COMES AS CASES CONTINUE TO SURGE IN DOZENS OF STATES NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: AS HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS FACE A CRUSHING WAVE OF COVID PATIENTS, THE NATION'S DEATH TOLL HITTING A STAGGERING NEW HIGH FOR JULY MORE THAN A THOUSAND DEATHS REPORTED IN 24 HOURS >> THESE DEATHS ARE PREMATURE, PREVENTABLE DEATHS >> WITH 40 STATES RESPONDING TO AN INCREASE IN INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA SURPASSING NEW YORK FOR THE NATION'S MOST CASES

THOUGH, FEWER WERE TESTED AND THE DEATH TOLL IS MORE THAN FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN NEW YORK THE SOBERING MILESTONE OUT WEST PLAGUES A REGION THAT LED THE COUNTRY IN STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS, BUT IS NOW BEING CRIPPLED BY COVID >> HERE, IN LOS ANGELES, AMID LONG LINES FOR TESTING, OFFICIALS ARE STRUGGLING TO CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING FOR THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE PERHAPS, FUELING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> THE NEWS IS, ALSO, GRIM ALONG THE ARIZONA BORDER IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, A J JAW-DROPPING 55% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE VIRUS >> IT'S A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION

>> Reporter: TO SLOW THE SPREAD NATIONWIDE, RETAIL GIANTS HOME DEPOT AND KROGER BEGAN REQUIRING MASKS INSIDE ALL LOCATIONS JOINING STATES, LIKE OHIO, MINNESOTA, INDIANA AND CITIES LIKE WASHINGTON, DC AND BALTIMORE, WHICH ARE ALSO EXPANDING THEIR OWN POLICIES AMID A CRUSH OF COVID CASES AND A WARNING THE VIRUS WILL LINGER >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL, THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW >> AT NIAGARA FALLS, IMAGES OF AMERICAN TOUR BOATS, TIGHTLY PACKED AND CANADIAN VESSELS WITH PLENTY OF ROOM

AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TWO COUNTRIES ARE ADDRESSING THE VIRUS NEW YORK'S TRI-STATE AREA NOW WARNING VISITORS FROM 31 STATES THEY MUST QUARANTINE IF THEY ENTER THE REGION LARRY KELLY SPENT 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> SAVED MY LIFE SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG >> BUT NOT ALL FAMILIES ARE SO LUCKY KARI CROSSWHITE LOST HIS FIGHT AGAINST COVID, SURROUNDED BY HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, THERE TO SAY GOOD-BYE >> SO WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>> THE LIVES BEHIND THE NUMBERS, AS THE DEATH TOLL AND THE HEARTBREAK MOUNTS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA, AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSING OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US

PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH ALLEGEDLY TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US NOW, FROM BEIJING, IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER JANIS, GOOD MORNING SO HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO ALL OF THIS? >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WELL, BEIJING IS FULLY EXPECTED TO HIT BACK AT THE UNITED STATES, AFTER THE US TOLD CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT OF THE KOCONSULATE GENERAL THERE

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT BEIJING WILL CLOSE A US CONSULATE, HERE, ON THE MAINLAND PERHAPS, IN WUHAN BUT THERE IS ALSO A LOT OF SPECULATION AROUND THE U

S MISSION IN HONG KONG THAT, PERHAPS, IT MIGHT NOT BE CLOSED DOWN, ENTIRELY BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THAT IT HAS THERE

THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN COMBATIVE ON NEARLY EVERY FRONT, PRETTY MUCH FROM THE OUTSET OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUT THE RELATIONSHIP HAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO THE POINT WHERE PEOPLE ARE TALKING OF A NEW COLD WAR AND SOME ANALYSTS HERE ARE EVEN SPECULATING ON A POSSIBLE BREAKING OFF OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF EVERYTHING, FROM STEALING SECRETS TO UNFAIR TRADE

THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS AND ALSO, POINTING TO THIS CONSULATE IN HOUSTON TO SOMETHING, THEY CALL, A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS SECRETARY THE STATE MIKE POMPEO SAYS THAT THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE BUT THAT'S NOT GOING OVER WELL HERE THE TOPIC IS LIGHTING UP CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA WITH NEARLY 1 BILLION HITS ON ITEMS RELATED TO US-CHINA RELATIONS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS ALONE PHILLIP

>> WHEN TWO WORLD POWERS DON'T GET ALONG, IT HAS A RIPPLE EFFECTS ACROSS THE WORLD JANIS, THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS PLAN TO SEND FEDERAL OFFICERS INTO SOME OF AMERICA'S BIGGEST CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME RIGHT NOW THAT'S DESPITE LEADERS IN THOSE CITIES SAYING THE TROOPS AREN'T WELCOME CONCERNED THEIR PRESENCE COULD ESCALATE PROBLEMS JAY GRAY HAS THE LATEST

>> Reporter: FEDERAL AGENTS IN CAMOUFLAGE, ENGAGING WITH AND ARRESTING PROTESTORS IN PORTLAND WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISING TO MOVE MORE OFFICERS INTO CITIES DEALING WITH A SPIKE IN VIOLENT CRIME >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END THIS BLOODSHED WILL END TODAY, I'M ANNOUNCING A SURGE OF FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INTO AMERICAN COMMUNITIES PLAGUED BY VIOLENT CRIME >> THE INITIATIVE IS CALLED OPERATION LEGEND NAMED IN HONOR OF 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LeGEND TALIFERRO AGENTS WILL HEAD TO CHICAGO NEXT, AFTER THE LATEST ATTACK THERE, AN OVERNIGHT DRIVE-BY SHOOTING THAT LEFT 15 INJURED >> OUR GOAL IS TO HELP SAVE LIVES

THE PRINCIPAL DANGER TO THE LIVES OF OUR INTERCITY COMMUNITIES IS VIOLENT CRIME >> THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AMID BACKLASH FROM OFFICIALS IN OREGON AFTER FEDERAL TROOPS MOVED IN ON PROTESTS IN PORTLAND >> THIS IS A DEMOCRACY, NOT A DICTATORSHIP WE CANNOT HAVE SECRET POLICE ABDUCTING PEOPLE INTO AND PUTTING THEM IN UNMARKED VEHICLES >> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, QUICK TO POINT OUT FEDERAL OFFICERS WILL BE WORKING HAND IN GLOVE, ALONGSIDE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND POLICE AND THAT THE INITIATIVE SHOULD NOT BE COMPARED TO THE SITUATION IN PORTLAND >> AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO CONFRONT MOB VIOLENCE BUT THE OPERATIONS WE'RE DISCUSSING TODAY ARE VERY DIFFERENT

>> THE FEDS TARGETING THREE CITIES, INITIALLY KANSAS CITY, CHICAGO, AND ALBUQUERQUE SAYING THEY WILL ADD OTHER AREAS TO THAT LIST IN THE COMING WEEK JAY GRAY, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IS FACING NEW LEGAL TROUBLES OFFICIALS SAY FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN AND HIS ESTRANGED WIFE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE FELONY COUNTS OF TAX EVASION

THE CHAUVINS ARE ACCUSED OF FAILING TO FILE INCOME TAX RETURNS AND FAILING TO PAY STATE INCOME TAXES OFFICIALS SAY THE COUPLE, ALSO, UNDERREPORTED AND UNDERPAID TAXES AND FAILED TO PAY SALES TAX ON A VEHICLE AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE COUPLE'S TAXES STARTED IN JUNE ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, KELLY CHAUVIN SAID SHE HADN'T FILED INCOME TAX RETURNS BECAUSE IT, QUOTE, GOT AWAY FROM HER >> TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE STATUES FROM THE US CAPITOL THE BILL REQUIRES THE REMOVAL OF STATUES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SERVED THE CONFEDERATE STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR IT WILL ALSO FORCE STATES TO REPLACE SUCH STATUES IN THE NATI NATIONAL STATUARY COLLECTION 72 REPUBLICANS VOTED IN FAVOR

THE LEGISLATION WILL NOW HEAD TO THE SENATE WHO WILL ALSO HAVE TO PASS IT FOR IT TO TAKE EFFECT >> BATTER UP, BASEBALL FANS HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW GOING INTO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL'S OPENING DAY THE SEASON STARTS WITH THE DEFENDING CHAMPION, WASHINGTON NATIONALS, HOSTING THE NEW YORK YANKEES DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH THERE

THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY ON THE FIELD IN THAT LATE GAME, FORMER MVP MOOKIE BETTS AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED USE OF THE FIELD FOR PITTS PITTSBURGH PIRATES >> GUESS WHO IS GOING TO HAVE RED EYES TOMORROW? YOU'RE GOING TO BE UP LATE WATCHING THESE GAMES >> I SURE WILL

>> LET'S CHECK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB YOU JUST MIGHT NOT EVEN GO TO BED >> EXACTLY AND I HAVEN'T BEEN TO BED BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO TROPICAL SYSTEMS THAT HAVE REALLY SPARKED UP JUST IN THE LAST 12 HOURS NOW, FIRST, WE HAVE GONZALO SITTING BETWEEN AFRICA THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THE STORM SYSTEM, DUE TO THE TRACK RIGHT NOW WE EXPECT THIS TO BE THE FIRST POTENTIAL HURRICANE OF THE 2020 SEASON BUT THEN, IT STARTS TO LOSE SOME STEAM POSSIBILITY BY MONDAY AFTERNOON

THEN, WE WATCH THE GULF ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT'S NOW A TROPICAL DEPRESSION 8, POTENTIALLY GOING INTO TEXAS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO THE OHIO VALLEY, WE DO HAVE UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR PITTSBURGH ALL THE WAY TO THE NORTHEAST NEW ORLEANS TODAY, HIGH OF 89 AND STILL, WE HAVE STORMS SPARKING UP FOR THE NORTHEAST

WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> A LOT TO WATCH THANK YOU, JANESSA >> IT WAS A CLOSE CALL FOR A LITTLE BOY IN FLORIDA HE WAS SWIMMING ON A BOOGIE BOARD LAST WEEK WHEN A SHARK STARTED CLOSING IN ON HIM

FORTUNATELY FOR HIM, THOUGH, THERE WAS AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER THAT WAS NEARBY >> HEY, BUDDY HEY >> THERE HE IS GOT HIM? >> YOU SEE THERE, THE OFFICER PULLING THE BOY OUT, WITH THE SHARK JUST FEET AWAY NO WORD ON WHAT TYPE OF SHARK IT WAS BUT HONESTLY, WHO CARES? >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY

>> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHEN WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN IS BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020 RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE, MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW ON SUNDAY

THE CLIP COMES ON THE HEELS OF A NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME THE STORY TAKES PLACE IN A WORLD WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AN AMBITIOUS YOUNG WOMAN DEVELOPING HER MIND >> THE WHAT IFS COULD GO IN ANY DIRECTION >> ON AND ON, RIGHT? >> LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS THE OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR IN THE STATE'S RECONSTRUCTION ERA MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM AT THE WHITE HOUSE

SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF A FRIEND CHARLES EVERS WAS 97 YEARS OLD >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY IN GEORGIA A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT THE TOMB OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR VIVIAN, WHO WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR KING HE WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA VIVIAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 95 THE VERY SAME DAY HI >>> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TERRIFYING VIDEO OF TWO CHILDREN DROPPING MORE THAN THREE STORIES TO ESCAPE AN APARTMENT FIRE IN FRANCE IT HAPPENED IN THE CITY WHERE TWO BROTHERS, AGE 3 AND 10, CAN BE SEEN DANGLING FROM A WINDOW ENGULFED IN FLAMES AND BLACK SMOKE BEFORE THEY LET GO A WHOLE 33 FEET INTO THE ARMS OF RESCUE CREWS WHO WERE BENEATH IT WAS A HEROIC RESCUE AND THANKFULLY, BOTH CHILDREN WERE UNHARMED AFTER THAT FALL

>> WHAT A TERRIFYING INCIDENT FOR EVERYBODY INVOLVED NOW, TO THE TOLL THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS TAKING ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS WHILE STUDIES SUGGEST KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET INFECTED, THE MAJOR LIFE CHANGES COULD BE HAVING IMPACT ON THEIR OVERALL MENTAL HEALTH NBC'S SARAH DALLOF HAS MORE >> SEPARATION FROM FRIENDS AND FOR MANY, NO IN-PERSON SCHOOL COME FALL THE PANDEMIC IS WEIGHING ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND TEENS >> ABOUT ONE IN SIX CHILDREN IN AMERICA HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER AND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, WE EXPECT THIS TO INCREASE

>> ACROSS THE BOARD, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SEEING MORE SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION IN YOUNGER KIDS, THAT MAY MANIFEST AS TANTRUMS OR BEHAVIOR AGGRESSION OLDER CHILDREN MAY BE MORE AGITATED, ANGRY, OR WITHDRAWN HAVING A TRUSTED ADULT TO WALK KIDS THROUGH THOSE MOEMOTIONS I KEY >> I NAME THE FEELING FOR THEM I SEE THAT YOU'RE ANGRY THAT YOU CAN'T HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS RIGHT NOW OR YOU'RE REALLY WORRIED THAT SOMETHING BAD IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO MOM WHEN I GO TO WORK SO HELP THEM IDENTIFY THOSE FEELINGS AND THEN, HELP THEM WITH WAYS TO WORK THROUGH THAT AND BUILD RESILIENCE

>> WHILE MOST KIDS WILL REMEMBER THE PANDEMIC, LIKE HOW THEIR GRANDPARENTS AND GREAT GRANDPARENTS RECALL THE DEPRESSION A SURVEY OF 2,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH HISTORIES IN THE UK FOUND 51% REPORTED CORONAVIRUS HAS MADE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH A BIT WORSE 32% SAY IT'S MADE IT MUCH WORSE >> WE KNOW THOSE CHILDREN ARE AT HIGHER RISK FOR DEVELOPING PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT FROM THE PANDEMIC >> ROUTINES AND STRUCTURE CAN HELP SO CAN TIME OUTDOORS OR TIME WITH FAMILY OR CHATTING WITH FRIENDS VIA SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH FOR CHANGES IN APPETITE AND SLEEPING HABITS, AS WELL AS PERSONALITIES BIG SHIFTS ARE SIGNS >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE STILL SOME FEISTY STORMS THAT GOING TO BE IMPACTING THE NORTHEAST

NEW YORK CITY, BOSTON THIS AFTERNOON DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE TH >>> AS COVID-19 INFECTIONS SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE SHAPE OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR REMAINS UNCERTAIN FOR MANY ACCORDING TO A NEW POLL FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUST ONE IN TEN AMERICANS THINK DAYCARE CENTERS, PRE-K, AND K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN THIS FALL, WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS THE STORY ON ONE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE WHERE CLASSES HAVE JUST BEGUN GOOD MORNING, BLAYNE >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT'S THE SECOND DAY OF SCHOOL HERE IN ALCOA, TENNESSEE BUT FOR MANY STUDENTS, IT'S THEIR FIRST DAY THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING STAGGERED ATTENDANCE ATTENDING ONLY ONE DAY OUT OF THE WEEK IT'S NOT THE WELCOME BACK THESE STUDENTS ARE USED TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS, MASKED FACES, AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE GREETING STUDENTS AT ALCOA CITY SCHOOLS

THE DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING WITH STAGGERED ATTENDANCE >> SO IF I HAVE A CLASS OF 20 KIDS, FIVE WILL COME EVERY DAY AND SO, IT WILL TAKE THE WHOLE WEEK BEFORE I SEE MY WHOLE CLASS >> TENNESSEE HAS SEEN MORE THAN 80,000 COVID CASES BUT FEWER THAN 300 ACTIVE CASES IN THE CITY OF ALCOA >> DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH COMING BACK >> OH, YEAH, ABSOLUTELY THAT'S WHY SO MANY DISCUSSIONS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, AND CONVERSATIONS AND WHAT-IF QUESTIONS BECAUSE WE WANT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR CHILDREN >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE FIRST DAY FAST APPROACHING, MANY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE STILL IN LIMBO ABOUT HOW AND WHEN SCHOOL WILL START

IN KANSAS, THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD REJECTED THE GOVERN EOR'S REQUEST TO DELAY THE START OF SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY ROBERT REDFIELD SAYS HE BELIEVES SCHOOLS ARE SAFE ENOUGH TO SEND HIS OWN CHILDREN >> I'M 100% THEY CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL >> WITH MANY DISTRICTS RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR THE NECESSARY CHANGES, THE NAACP FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS CLAIMING A NEW RULE WOULD DIVERT MONEY FROM LOWER-INCOME SCHOOLS TO WEALTHY, PRIVATE SCHOOLS >> TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM DISTRICTS, AND GIVE TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL OR SOCIALLY-DISTANT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING IS UNCONSCIONABLE >> SLAMS THE LAWSUIT AS POLITICAL WRITING THIS ADMINISTRATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS GET BACK TO LEARNING, INCLUDING STUDENTS OF COLOR BACK IN TENNESSEE

>> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT MASK >> NOT THAT GOOD BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES ME REALLY HOT >> STOPPING THE SPREAD IS NOW LESSON NUMBER ONE >> AND WE'RE TEACHING THE KIDS LIFE SKILLS THEY CAN USE BECAUSE THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON >> AND THIS CURRENT PLAN IS IN PLACE THROUGH LABOR DAY THAT'S WHEN THEY WILL RE-EVALUATE TO DETERMINE WHAT, IF ANYTHING, NEEDS TO CH >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE GOP REACH A NEW $1 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THIS, AS THE U

S SEES THE HIGHEST COVID DEATHS IN A SINGLE DAY, IN WEEKS >>> THE MASSIVE $2 BILLION VACCINE DEAL HOW MANY DOSES THEY'RE AIMING TO DELIVER AND WHEN >>> BASEBALL IS BACK TODAY IS OPENING DAY IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, AS TEAMS GEAR UP FOR AN INTENSE, SHORTENED SEASON WE'VE GOT A PREVIEW >>> AND WE'LL REMEMBER THE MAN DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

CALLED THE GREATEST PREACHER TO EVER LIVE CIVIL RIGHTS ICON, CT VIVIAN "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD YOU'RE WITH US, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES ARE REACHING TROUBLING BENCHMARKS IN THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CALIFORNIA HAS JUST SURPASSED NEW YORK, AS THE STATE WITH THE MOST CONFIRMED INFECTIONS 40 STATES ARE NOW REPORTING INCREASES IN CASES >>> TWO CAFETERIAS HAVE BEEN CLOSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AFTER A WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS ONE IS AT THE EISENHOWER EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE WEST WING AND HOUSES THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, AND THE OFFICES FOR MANY OF THE SENIOR STAFF MEMBERS

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE MEDICAL UNIT ALREADY DID CONTACT TRACING, AND THERE IS NO REASON FOR ALARM >> THE CDC HAS UPDATED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE AGENCY SAYS MOST PEOPLE CAN STOP SELF-ISOLATION AFTER TEN DAYS AND AT LEAST 24 HOURS AFTER THEIR FEVER HAS BROKEN THE PREVIOUS GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED ISOLATION UNTIL TWO TESTS CAME BACK NEGATIVE >> THE CDC, ALSO, RECOMMENDS FACE COVERINGS AND THAT'S LEADING TO MORE AND MORE CONFRONTATIONS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN UTICA, MICHIGAN THE MAN STARTED THROWING PUNCHES AT A RESTAURANT, AFTER HE WAS ASKED TO WEAR A MASK >> THE MANAGER HEARS THE COMMOTION COMES UP FRONT TO REMOVE THE GENTLEMAN

WANTED HIM TO JUST LEAVE AND THAT'S WHEN THE MANAGER GOT HIT >> POLICE SAY A BARTENDER TRIED TO INTERVENE, AND THEY WERE HIT AS WELL NOW, POLICE ARE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SUSPECT >> WE DO HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC REPORT FROM "THE NEW YORK TIMES HEALTH EXPERTS TELL "THE TIMES" IT'S VERY UNLIKELY THAT YOU COULD GET COVID MORE THAN ONCE NOW, THERE ARE ANECDOTES ABOUT PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN BUT THEY SAY THAT THOSE MAY BE CASES OF PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DRAWN-OUT ILLNESS

>> NEW HOPE ON THE HORIZON FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE REACHED A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE ON A $1 TRILLION AID PACKAGE THE PROPOSAL ALSO INCLUDES BILLIONS FOR TESTING, SCHOOLS, AND MORE STIMULUS CHECKS OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, THIS IS FAR FROM A DONE DEAL >> RIGHT, FRANCES, IT'S FAR FROM DONE BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW, THIS MORNING, IF THEY HAVE REACHED ANY KIND OF AGREEMENT ON ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES HERE EXTENDING THOSE $600 A WEEK BONUS UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS THAT RUN OUT NEXT WEEK

WE COULD BE LOOKING AT THE 18th STRAIGHT WEEK OF JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT ARE A MILLION PLUS WHEN THOSE NUMBERS COME OUT THIS WEEK REPUBLICANS ARGUE THAT BONUS IS TOO MUCH AND COULD ACTUALLY BE AN INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE NOT TO WORK >> THE AMERICAN JOB MARKET NEEDS ANOTHER SHOT OF ADRENALINE SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE LASER FOCUSED ON GETTING AMERICAN WORKERS THEIR JOBS BACK OUR BILL TAKES SEVERAL SPECIFIC INCENTIVES TO HIRE AND RETAIN WORKERS, AND TURN THE DIALS ON THOSE POLICIES >> IT'S IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS SO DISORGANIZED, CHAOTIC, AND UNPREPARED, THAT THEY CAN BARELY COBBLE TOGETHER A PARTISAN BILL, IN THEIR OWN CONFERENCE >> SO, UNEMPLOYMENT, STILL UP IN THE AIR WITH DAYS TO GO BEFORE IT RUNS OUT BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THIS AGREEMENT, SORT OF AN OUTLINE THAT REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE HAVE COME UP WITH, INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW MONEY FOR TESTING

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD OPPOSED BUT HE SAID, IN AN INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT, HE IS WILLING TO GO WITH THAT IT WOULD, ALSO, INCLUDE 70 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS HALF OF IT FOR ALL SCHOOLS AND ANOTHER HALF FOR THOSE SCHOOLS THAT CHOOSE TO REOPEN, IN PERSON FRANCES >> WE'LL SEE WHEN IT HAPPENS TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> NOW, TO POTENTIAL GOOD NEWS IN THE SEARCH FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE THE GOVERNMENT HAS SIGNED A DEAL WORTH NEARLY $2 BILLION WITH DRUG GIANT PFIZER FOR A POTENTIAL VACCINE, EVEN BEFORE IT'S BEEN APPROVED NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: IT'S THE BIGGEST DEAL YET IN THE GOVERNMENT'S OPERATION WARP SPEED, TO RUSH A VACCINE TO THE HOMELAND A $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER AND A SMALLER GERMAN COMPANY FOR MILLIONS OF VACCINE DOSES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD THEN PROVIDE, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE PUBLIC >> WE CAN ACQUIRE 100 MILLION DOSES OF THIS VACCINE, AS EARLY AS DECEMBER OF 2020

>> PFIZER ACTUALLY HAS FOUR VACCINE CANDIDATES EARLY TEST RESULTS SHOW THEY PRODUCE ANTIBODIES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NEUTRALIZE COVID SO FAR, NONE HAS RECEIVED FDA APPROVAL BUT CRITICAL, PHASE THREE HUMAN TRIALS START WITHIN DAYS >> WHAT ASSURANCES CAN YOU GIVE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT $2 BILLION IS GOING TO BE MONEY WELL SPENT >> I THINK, YOU KNOW, THE 100 MILLION DOSES WOULD DEFINITELY PROVE TO BE GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY, GIVEN THE ENORMOUS HEALTHCARE AND ECONOMIC COST THAT THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS REAPED >> EACH PERSON WOULD NEED TWO DOSES AND A BOOSTER SHOT SCOTT IS AN IMMUNOLOGIST WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR THE STUDY HE RECEIVED HIS SECOND DOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HIS SIDE EFFECTS, SO FAR, A FEW ACHES SIMILAR TO A FLU SHOT

>> I, HONESTLY, FEEL LUCKY I — TO BE — FIRST OF ALL, TO BE HEAD OF THE GAME, SO TO SPEAK, TO RECEIVE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT WORK THIS EARLY, AFTER WE — WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DISEASE >> VACCINES ARE GETTING TESTED, REAL TIME, SAYS DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH 70,000 NEW CASES, EACH DAY >> THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH BUT THAT, CERTAINLY, FACILITATES THE DEVELOPMENT AND EFFICACY OF A VACCINE

>> PFIZER ISN'T ALONE THE GOVERNMENT ALSO SIGNED A $16 BILLION DEAL WITH NOVAVAX IT'S LOOKING MORE AND MORE LIKELY, THIS MORNING, MORE POSSIBLE THAT AMERICANS COULD RECEIVE A VACCINE SHOT BY EARLY NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> TOM, THANK YOU

>>> TENSIONS REACH A TIPPING POINT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ORDERED THE CLOSURE OF THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON YOU CAN SEE, IN THIS VIDEO, CONSULATE EMPLOYEES POSSIBLY BURNING DOCUMENTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE THE CLOSURE COMES AFTER US PROSECUTORS CHARGED TWO HACKERS WITH, ALLEGEDLY, TRYING TO STEAL COVID RESEARCH JOINING US FROM BEIJING IS JANIS MACKEY FRAYER

AND, JANIS, HOW IS BEIJING RESPONDING TO THIS >> FRANCES, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO HAS SAID THAT THE US IS SETTING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW CHINA'S COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE THAT WAS HIS QUOTE THE REACTION FROM BEIJING, OF COURSE, IS FURY WE'RE FULLY EXPECTING TO SEE SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA, IN RESPONSE TO THAT MOVE BY THE US

TO TELL CHINESE DIPLOMATS IN HOUSTON THAT THEY HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO CLEAR OUT THE EXPECTATION IS THAT CHINA WILL CLOSE THE US CONSULATE HERE THERE IS SPECULATION ABOUT WUHAN, PERHAPS CHUNGDU BUT INCREASINGLY, THERE IS A LOT OF ATTENTION BEING DRAWN TO THE US CONSULATE IN HONG KONG

THAT, PERHAPS, IT WON'T BE SHUT DOWN BUT THAT THE US WILL BE ORDERED TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STAFF THEY HAVE THERE THIS IS ALL TAKING US

-CHINA RELATIONS TO A NEW LOW THE RELATIONSHIP HAD ALREADY BEEN COMBATIVE ON, PRETTY MUCH, EVERY FRONT, FROM TECHNOLOGY TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF USING ITS HOUSTON CONSULATE AS A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS THE FBI SAYING IT'S, ALSO, INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS AT AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS, ALLEGED CHINESE HACKERS

AND THAT THERE IS THE EXPECTATION THAT THERE ARE OTHER, WHAT THEY CALL, MALIGN EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON SO WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING IS SOME SORT OF RETALIATION FROM CHINA IT'S NOT CLEAR IF IT'S GOING TO BE AS ABRUPT AS THE US DECISION BUT CHINA HAS ALL BUT PROMISED THAT SOMETHING IS COMING FRANCES >> CERTAINLY, HIGH STAKES IN THIS CONSEQUENTIAL BACK AND FORTH JANIS, THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING NEW SCRUTINY WHEN IT COMES TO HIS PERSONAL BUSINESSES

A FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WITH FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE PRESIDENT PRESSED AN AMBASSADOR TO TRY AND GET THE BRITISH OPEN PLAYED AT HIS GOLF COURSE, IN SCOTLAND NBC'S SARAH HARMON JOINING US NOW FROM LONDON SARAH, GOOD MORNING SO WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THESE CLAIMS >> HI, PHILLIP GOOD MORNING WELL, WE'RE LEARNING THIS MORNING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALLEGEDLY, PRESSED HIS AMBASSADOR TO THE UK, WOODY JOHNSON, TO TRY TO PRESSURE THE BRITISH TO HOLD THE PRESTIGIOUS BRITISH OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE TRUMP FAMILY GOLF COURSE IN SCOT SCOTLAND THIS IS CONFIRMED BY AN OFFICIAL WHO WORKED IN THE AMBASSADOR'S OFFICE AT THE TIME FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW, HE IS THE HEIR TO THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON AND HE WAS A TRUMP APPOINTEE TO THIS POSITION

NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DENIED SPEAKING TO AMBASSADOR JOHNSON ABOUT THE TURN BERRY TAKE A LISTEN >> NO, I NEVER SPOKE TO WOODY JOHNSON ABOUT THAT TURN BERRY IS A HIGHLY RESPECTED COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD >> NOW, THE TRUMP FAMILY OWNS 16 GO GOLF COURSES AND THEY HAVE REALLY STRUGGLED TO ATTRACT THESE HIGH-LEVEL TOURNAMENTS TO THEM NONE OF THE NEXT FOUR BRITISH OPENS ARE SCHEDULED TO KNOW HELD AT THE TURN BERRY COURSE PHILLIP >> SARAH HARMON JOINING US FROM LONDON THIS MORNING SARAH, THANK YOU >>> TROPICAL STORM GONZALO IS BREWING OUT THERE AND NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB IS WATCHING CLOSELY JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, GONZALO CONTINUES TO BREW AND WE DO HAVE TWO ACTIVE STORM SYSTEMS WE'RE CURRENTLY WATCHING FIRST, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TRACK POTENTIALLY, THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE SEASON AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH IT DIMINISH POSSIBILITY BY SUNDAY, INTO MONDAY, AS A TROPICAL STORM BACK DOWN TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION STILL, A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THAT STORM SYSTEM ALSO, WATCHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT THIS IS A CONCERN BECAUSE IT'S SITTING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

POTENTIAL MOVEMENT OF THE STORM HEADED TO HOUSTON OR GULF COAST COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW ORLEANS, ALL THE WAY TO THE FLORIDA COAST SO YOU CAN SEE WINDS ARE GOING TO BE DYING DOWN IT DOES PICK UP SOME STEAM BY SATURDAY, INTO THE WEEKEND BUT IT'S THE SAME WINDS BY MONDAY, UP TO 25 MILES PER HOUR THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> A VERY UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE NORTHEAST IT'S ALL DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S GOING TO SLICE THAT HUMIDITY IN HALF BUT STILL, VERY WARM AIR FOR THE DEEP SOUTH AND TO THE SOUTHEAST, CHARLOTTE, I SEE YOU AT 94 DEGREES

STORMS ACROSS THE NORTHEAST TODAY, WE'RE EXPECTING THAT AS WELL WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> WE'LL WAIT TO HEAR THANK YOU >> TODAY'S GROUNDBREAKERS, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" COMPANY HAS NAMED MEREDITH KOPIT LEVIEN AS THE NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

>> THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM ANNOUNCED ALL 430,000 UNDERGRADUATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A COURSE IN ETHNIC STUDIES OR SOCIAL JUSTICE THE REQUIREMENT WILL TAKE EFFECT, STARTING IN 2023 >> AND A BIPARTISAN PUSH TO MAKE JUNETEENTH A THERE IS AN UPDATE INTO THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEADLY AMBUSH ON THE FAMILY OF A NEW JERSEY FEDERAL JUDGE THE EVIDENCE LINKS SUSPECTED GUN GUNMAN DAN HOLLANDER HOLLANDER WAS LATER FOUND DEAD OF AN APPARENT SELF-INFLICTED GUNSHOT OFFICIALS BELIEVE THE SAME GUN WAS USED IN BOTH KILLINGS >> FIRST, PORTLAND NOW, CHICAGO FEDERAL FORCES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE CITY, WHICH IS ON EDGE, AFTER A SURGE OF VIOLENCE

IT COMES ON THE HEELS OF ANOTHER HORRIFIC SHOOTING THERE THE SURGE HAS LED CHICAGO POLICE TO MAKE AN IMPASSIONED PLEA TO GANG MEMBERS THIS AS THE PRESIDENT'S THREATENING TO SEND MORE FEDERAL AGENTS TO CITIES ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY HERE IS NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ >> THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL SENT BYSTANDERS SCRAMBLING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUT HERE

>> AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED SEVERAL OF THEM, CRITICALLY THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HAS THIS MESSAGE FOR THE 117,000 GANG MEMBERS IN THE CITY >> PUT YOUR GUNS DOWN >> OVER THE WEEKEND, AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO THERE WERE AT LEAST 160 MURDERS, IN JUST THE LAST MONTH A NEARLY 200% JUMP, OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW SAYS HE IS SENDING MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES THERE AND TO ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY THE OPERATION, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM, LeGEND TALIFERRO >> NO MOTHER SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CRADLE HER DEAD CHILD IN HER ARMS, SYMPTOMLY BECAUSE POLITICIANS REFUSE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SECURE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AND TO SECURE THEIR CITY >> THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS RECENTLY SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PROTESTORS BARRICADED THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEAMS NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS THERE >> WHILE, THEY'RE SETTING UP A STEEL BARRICADE OUTSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, INSIDE, ASKING FOR A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE FEDERAL AGENTS THAT ARE HERE >> FROM ATLANTA TO DETROIT TO MEMPHIS, THIS SUMMER'S VIOLENCE HAS BEEN BRUTAL IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40%, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS

>> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND AND FEDERAL TROOPS THAT ARE TAKING OVER CORE FUNCTIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AMERICAN CITIES >> HERE, IN NEW YORK, OFFICERS WITH RIOT SHIELDS OUT A PROTEST ENCAMPMENT OUTSIDE CITY HALL BUT TH >>> BREONNA TAYLOR KILLER'S STILL ROAMING AROUND FREE SO I THINK I JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON THAT >> IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS SINCE IT HAPPENED THAT SHE WAS MURDERED IN HER SLEEP AND NOBODY'S BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE

>> DANIEL CAMERON IS IN A POSITION TO ARREST THE COPS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING BREONNA TAYLOR AND STILL, HAS NOT DONE THAT SO HE'S THE ONE WHO IS IN POSITION TO POTENTIALLY DO THAT >> NBA PLAYERS, LIKE JEREM GRANT, ALEX CARUSO, AND CJ McCULLAM HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR THE ARREST >> TODAY IS FINALLY OPENING DAY DR ANTHONY FAUCI WILL BE THROWING OUT THE FIRST PITCH BEFORE THE DEFENDING WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST THE NEW YORK YANKEES

AND THAT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE DODGERS AND GIANTS RENEWING THEIR CLASSIC RIVALRY BUT THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS THEY'RE STILL LOOKING FOR A HOME FIELD AFTER THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA DENIED THE TEAM'S SHARED USE OF THE PIRATES STADIUM SO MANY QUESTIONS GOING INTO THIS SEASON, HERE THAT'S ONE OF THEM

>> YOU CAN THINK ABOUT THOSE AND I'M SURE YOU ARE GOING TO BE STAYING UP STAYING UP FOR ALL THIS TO PASS THE TIME, THAT'S WHAT YOU CAN PONDER ON >> SOMEONE GETS COVID, THEY'RE OUT FOR LIKE A FOURTH OF THE SEASON RIGHT THERE ABSOLUTELY TOMORROW, I MIGHT BE SLEEPING LITTLE MAY NOT BE ON MY A GAME >> MARTHA STEWART WOWED FANS WITH A POOLSIDE SELFIE ON INSTAGRAM TUESDAY LOOK AT THE 78-YEAR-OLD LOUNGING BY HER EAST HAMPTONS PLACE RIGHT THERE GAZING AT THE CAMERA APPEARING TO STRIKE THAT SULTRY POSE WITH THE DUCK, POUTY LIPS STEWART SAYS, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, YEAH, OKAY, IT IS A STILL A FUN PLACE TO SWIM CHELSEA HANDLER: YEAH, LESS THAN A DAY TOOK HER TO CREATE THAT SELFIE SAYING, IF I LOOK THIS GOOD AT 78, WELL, I STILL BETTER HAVE A POOL TO SHOW MYSELF OFF IN SO IT'S WAY TO DO IT

>> THEY'RE BOTH CHILLING >> SNOOP >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THE NORTHEAST, WE'RE STUCK IN A STORMY PATTERN WE HAVE SOME STORMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ROARING THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON FROM BOSTON TO NEW YORK CITY 34 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED THE PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE DAMAGING WIN >>> CAN YOU IMAGINE STANDING UP, WHEN YOU WERE PRESIDENT, SAYING IT'S NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY I MEAN, LITERALLY LITERALLY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS INABILITY TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH HE JUST CAN'T — CAN'T RELATE, IN ANY WAY >> JOE BIDEN BRINGING OUT THE BIG GUNS IN THE RACE FOR 2020

RELEASING A CAMPAIGN VIDEO WITH FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TEAMED UP WITH HIS OLD BOSS TO TAKE AIM AT PRESIDENT TR TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE WE SHOULD NOTE MR TRUMP DID TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PANDEMIC IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW SUNDAY SHOWING TEXAS IN PLAY WITH CANDIDATES IN A VIRTUAL DEAD HEAT BIDEN IS UP ONE POINT ON THE PRESIDENT IN THE REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD >> HULU HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE DEVELOPING AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SERIES ABOUT FORMER FIRST LADY, HILLARY CLINTON IT'S BASED ON THE BOOK RODHAM, TITLED AFTER HILLARY'S MAIDEN NAME WHERE HILLARY BECOMES PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT NEVER MARRIED BILL CLINTON AND ALSO TELLS THE TALE OF AN AMBITIOUS, YOUNG WOMAN WHO WAS DEVELOPING HER EXTRAORDINARY MIND SO IF THIS SHOW DOES GO TO SERIES, IT WILL BE HULU'S SECOND PROJECT FOCUSED ON THE FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE

>> TALK ABOUT ALL THE COULD'VE, WOULD'VE, SHOULD'VES LEGENDARY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER CHARLES EVERS HAS DIED HE WAS OLDER BROTHER OF SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST MEDGAR EVERS CHARLES EVERS LED THE MISSISSIPPI NAACP AFTER HIS BROTHER WAS KILLED AND, IN 1969, BECAME THE STATE'S FIRST BLACK MAYOR A MISSISSIPPI CORONER SAYS EVERS DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO EVERS ENDORSED IN THE 2016 ELECTION, TWEETED A PHOTO OF THEM SAYING HE IS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE LOSS OF HIS FRIEND >> CIVIL RIGHTS ICON CT VIVIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST TODAY A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE CARRIED HIS CASKET THROUGH THE STREETS OF ATLANTA, STOPPING AT SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL LANDMARKS VIVIAN ALSO LAID IN STATE AT THE ROTUNDA OF GEORGIA'S CAPITOL VIVIAN WORKED CLOSELY WITH DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AND WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM BY PRESIDENT OBAMA PASSED AWAY THE VERY SAME DAY AS FRIEND AND CIVIL RIGHTS HERO JOHN LEWIS >> A WEEK BEFORE NFL TRAINING — NFL TRAINING CAMP QB — STEELERS QB WAS WORKING ON A DIFFERENT KIND OF DRIVE HE AND HIS WIFE HELPED OUT A FOOD DRIVE IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA UNLOADING GOODS AND GIVING OUT OVER 8,000 BOXES OF FOOD AND SUPPLIES BIG BEN EVEN HAD TIME TO SIG THIS STATE NOW IN THE RECORD BOOKS FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS THIS MORNING, AS OUR COUNTRY SURGES TO A STAGGERING 4 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATE IS GRAPPLING TO COPE WITH A WEEK'S LONG SURGE

>> A SOBER REMINDER OF WHY WE ARE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE >> Reporter: THOUGH NEW YORK HAS A DEATH TOLL MORE THAN FOUR TIMES HIGHER, CALIFORNIA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONS TO SHUT DOWN YET, IT'S STILL CRIPPLED BY COVID, WITH 7,000 PEOPLE CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT, BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: IN NEIGHBORING ARIZONA, ONE BORDER COUNTY REPORTING A 55% POSITIVITY RATE

WHILE IN CHANDLER, AN OUTPOURING OF EMOTION FOR A BELOVED FATHER, TEACHER, AND COACH >> TOLD HIM HOW PROUD WE WERE THANKED HIM FOR BEING — WHO HE WAS >> Reporter: CARRY CROSSWHITE WAS SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AS HE SLOWLY SLIPPED AWAY >> WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>> Reporter: AS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES IMPLEMENT STRICTER FACE MASK POLICIES, IN A RECORDING RECENTLY OBTAINED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, NOT VERIFIED BY NBC NEWS, DR DEBORAH BIRX WARNS 11 MAJOR CITIES FROM BALTIMORE TO MINNEAPOLIS TO LAS VEGAS NEED TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS NOW TO MITIGATE OUTBREAKS >> WE'RE TRACKING THIS VERY CLOSELY WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE OFFICIALS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE RESPONDING TOGETHER >> Reporter: MEANWHILE, THERE IS POTENTIAL PROGRESS ON THE RACE FOR A VACCINE

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING THE $2 BILLION DEAL WITH PFIZER, IN HOPES OF ACQUIRING MILLIONS OF DOSES AS EARLY AS DECEMBER [ APPLAUSE ] >> Reporter: IN NEW YORK, IT TOOK LARRY KELLY 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR TO KICK COVID HE WAS FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> MY WIFE SAVED MY LIFE SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG

>> GOSH, IT'S NICE TO END ON THAT THERE, MIGUEL LET'S GO BACK TO THE PFIZER DEAL THE GOVERNMENT IS PUMPING A LOT OF MONEY INTO THIS WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN FOR THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THE VACCINE? >> Reporter: PART OF THAT $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT MEANS 100 MILLION VACCINES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE THOSE WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

BUT, OF COURSE, SO MANY OF THOSE DETAILS ARE STILL AND TO GET IT DONE NOW, ESPECIALLY WITH THE NOVEMBER ELECTION LOOMING AFTER WEEKS OF TENSE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN SENATE REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE, OVERNIGHT, WORD OF A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT ON A TRILLION DOLLAR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING, $70 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS BUT THE TWO SIDES ARE STILL DIVIDED OVER WHETHER TO INCLUDE STIMULUS CHECKS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OR A PAYROLL TAX CUT TO BENEFIT BUSINESSES SOME GOP SENATORS WARNING THAT TO KEEP THE OVERALL COST OF THE MEASURE DOWN TO AROUND $1 TRILLION, THEY MIGHT HAVE TO PICK BETWEEN THE TWO PRIORITIES

A DIFFICULT CHOICE, POTENTIALLY PITTING THEM AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MR TRUMP EAGER TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR THE PAYROLL TAX CUT >> I THINK IT'S VERY GOOD IT'S BEEN PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL

IT'S A BIG SAVINGS FOR THE PEOPLE IT IS A TREMENDOUS SAVING, AND I THINK IT IS AN INCENTIVE FOR COMPANIES TO HIRE THE WORKERS BACK AND TO KEEP THEIR WORKERS >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW TO REAUTHORIZE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, WHICH ARE SET TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH RIGHT NOW, THROUGH THOSE BENEFITS, JOBLESS AMERICANS ARE GETTING $600 EVERY WEEK WITH THAT STILL UP IN THE AIR, THE BIG QUESTION NOW, WILL DEMOCRATS BE ON BOARD WITH THE BROADER PLAN? HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SAYING SHE HOPES T ENOUNCING THE AMID A SOARING NATIONAL DEBT, SAVANNAH

>> ALL RIGHT LET'S TALK POLITICS FOR A MOMENT, KRISTEN THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN MAKING AN ISSUE OF HIS OPPONENT, JOE BIDEN'S, MENTAL FITNESS FOR OFFICE THIS CAME UP AGAIN IN A NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT THAT THE PRESIDENT DID TELL US ABOUT IT

>> Reporter: IT SURE DID, SAVANNAH IN THAT NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT, THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY QUESTIONED BIDEN'S COGNITIVE ABILITY AGAIN, HE ALSO GAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT A COGNITIVE TEST HE SAYS HE TOOK RECENTLY HE'D PREVIOUSLY RAISED THE ISSUE OF THE TEST TO SAY HE'D DONE VERY WELL, AND TO QUESTION WHETHER BIDEN WOULD SCORE HIGH POINTS, BUT DURING AN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS THIS WEEKEND, IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY BASIC IN THAT TEST THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED, THOUGH, THE LAST ROUND OF QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT

HERE'S HOW HE DESCRIBED THOSE QUESTIONS TAKE A LISTEN >> IT WAS 30 OR 35 QUESTIONS THE FIRST QUESTIONS ARE VERY EASY THE LAST QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT

LIKE A MEMORY QUESTION IT'S, LIKE, YOU'LL GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV SO THEY SAY, COULD YOU REPEAT THAT? SO I SAID, YEAH IT'S PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV OKAY, THAT'S VERY GOOD

IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER, YOU GET EXTRA POINTS OKAY, NOW HE'S ASKING YOU OTHER QUESTIONS, OTHER QUESTIONS TEN MINUTES, 15, 20 MINUTES LATER, THEY SAY, "REMEMBER THE FIRST QUESTION?" NOT THE FIRST, BUT THE TENTH QUESTION, GIVE US THAT AGAIN CAN YOU GIVE US THAT AGAIN? YOU GO, PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, COME CAMERA, TV IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER, YOU GET EXTRA POINTS

THEY SAID, "NOBODY GETS IT IN ORDER" IT IS ACTUALLY NOT THAT EASY FOR ME, IT WAS EASY >> Reporter: NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CHALLENGED BIDEN TO TAKE THE TEST WHEN BIDEN WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS RECENTLY, AND BEFORE THAT INTERVIEW, HE SAID HE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TEST HIS COGNITIVE ABILITIES AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE DEBATES THIS FALL

NOW, BY THE WAY, ACCORDING TO MEDICAL EXPERTS, THAT TEST IS OFTEN GIVEN TO DETECT MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS, LIKE THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA, AND DOE SANIT COULD BE HARMFUL, EVEN DEADLY, IS GROWING THIS MORNING, AN URGENT WARNING FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, CHECK YOUR HAND SANITIZERS THE FDA IS EXPANDING THE LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZERS TO INCLUDE 75 PRODUCTS THE INGREDIENT IN QUESTION, METHANOL, SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS WOOD ALCOHOL A SUBSTANCE, IT SAYS, CAN BE TOXIC WHEN ABSORBED THROUGH THE HAND OR INGESTED, AND CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING WHEN INGESTED

ALL OF THE PRODUCTS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN MEXICO AND INCLUDE BRANDS LIKE BLUMEN, KLAR AND DANVER INSTANT HAND SANITIZERS AND VITAMIN E EVEN HELLO KITTY BY SANRIO HAND SANITIZER SOME ON THE LIST SOLD AT NATIONAL CHAINS LIKE WALMART AND COSTCO AS THE DEMAND FOR HAND SANITIZERS HAS SURGED, SO, TOO, HAS THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONABLE BRANDS

ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS DATA, TEN DEATHS AND SEVERAL HOSPITALIZATIONS IN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO ARE BELIEVED TO BE LINKED TO METHANOL AND HAND SANITIZERS, THOUGH THE BRANDS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED IT'S BELIEVED THAT SOME OF THE HAND SANITIZERS MAY HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED RATHER THAN APPLIED TO THE SKIN EXPERTS SAY BEFORE YOU BUY, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS >> TOM, AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE STORE MAYBE EVERYONE IS NOT READING EVERY LITTLE INGREDIENT

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW BEFORE WE BUY? >> Reporter: MAKE SURE TO USE A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN METHANOL IT CONTAINS AT LEAST 60% ETHANOL BUT THE FDA ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE LITERALLY JUST WASH THEIR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS AS OPPOSED TO USING HAND SANITIZER FOR A FULL LIST OF RECALLED HE LOCAL POLICE SOME DEMOCRATIC MAYORS ARE CALLING IT A DISTRACTION

AFTER THIS DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL LEFT 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED, CHICAGO'S MAYOR IS CAUTIOUSLY ACCEPTING FEDERAL HELP TO STOP THE VIOLENCE, BUT SAYS IT BETTER NOT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN PORTLAND >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO HESITATE TO TAKE THE PRESIDENT TO COURT AND STOP ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIONS >> Reporter: IN CHICAGO, THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 160 MURDERS IN JUST THE LAST MONTH, A NEARLY 200% JUMP OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END THIS BLOODSHED WILL END

>> Reporter: NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SENDING HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL AGENTS TO CHICAGO AND AL ALBUQUERQUE >> THESE ARE STREET AGENTS THEY'RE INVESTIGATORS WHO WILL BE WORKING TO SOLVE MURDERS AND TO TAKE DOWN THE VIOLENT GANGS >> Reporter: IT'S AN EXPANSION OF OPERATION LEGEND, ALREADY TAKING PLACE IN KANSAS CITY, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LEGEND, WHOSE FAMILY VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY >> THIS OPERATION IS PERSONAL TO US

WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR SON AND OTHERS >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PORTLAND'S MAYOR, WHO WAS DEMANDING THE FEDERAL FORCES LEAVE THE CITY, WAS TEARGASSED WHEN HE JOINED PROTESTERS ON THE FRONT LINES LOCAL POLICE DECLARING IT A RIOT OPPOSITION TO THE DEPLOYMENT IN PORTLAND EXTENDING TO OTHER DEMOCRATIC MAYORS, WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMED ON WEDNESDAY

>> YOU HAVE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS RUNNING CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND SO MANY OTHERS >> Reporter: MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT HITTING BACK >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM HIS FAILED LEADERSHIP ON COVID-19 HE HAS FAILED HE HAS FAILED

HE HAS FAILED >> Reporter: IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40% FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKED FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP INVESTIGATING CRIMES AND TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS >> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ON THE STREETS OF RETALIATE, MOST LIKELY AGAINST US CONSULATES IN CHINA

IN A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF ALREADY TENSE RELATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING, THE US IS GIVING CHINA UNTIL TOMORROW TO CLOSE ITS GIANT CONSULATE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THE SHUTDOWN FOLLOWS YEARS OF FBI INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AT THE HOUSTON OUTPOST >> WE ARE SETTING CLEAR EXPERATIONS FOR HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE

WHEN THEY DON'T, WE'LL TAKE ACTIONS THAT PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY >> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS TELL NBC NEWS THE CONSULATE THAT CHINA OPENED IN THE US WHEN RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1979 HAS LONG BEEN CONSIDERED A HUB FOR CHINESE SPYING ACTIVITIES MULTIPLE OFFICIALS SAY THE COMPLEX HAS BEEN USED BY BEIJING TO STEAL VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM HOUSTON'S EXTENSIVE MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES, AND TRIED TO INFILTRATE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES, AS WELL AS RECRUIT THOSE WHO WILL TURN OVER INFORMATION TO THE CHINESE INSTITUTIONS

HOURS AFTER CHINA WAS TOLD OF THE SHUTDOWN, PEOPLE COULD BE SEEN IN A COURTYARD, APPEARING TO BURN DOCUMENTS HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS WHO RESPONDED WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS COMES AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGED TWO CHINESE NATIONALS IN AN ALLEGED GLOBAL HACKING SCHEME, INCLUDING AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK INTO COMPUTERS OF FIRMS WORKING ON A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED WEDNESDAY WHETHER THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL ACTION AGAINST CHINA >> AS FAR AS CLOSING ADDITIONAL EMBASSIES, IT IS POSSIBLE

>> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE SAY CHINA IS AN ONGOING THREAT >> MANY OF THE CHINESE TECH COMPANIES ARE, IN EFFECT, ARMS OF THE CHINESE STATE COMPANIES NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DOING BUSINESS WITH A LOT OF THESE CHINESE FIRMS, DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK >> THERE'S CYBER-THEFT PUTTING PEOPLE IN OUR UNIVERSITIES TO STEAL TECHNOLOGY

THE LIST GOES ON AND ON >> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE FBI MAY ANNOUNCE MORE CASES TODAY INVOLVING CHINESE RESEARCHERS IN THE US WHO HAVE ALLEGEDLY COVERED UP THEIR TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY AND THE U

S ALSO WANTS CHINESE DIPLOIT DIPLOMATS TO TURN OVER A CHI NESE RESEARCHER WHO IS ACCUSED OF LYING WHEN SHE GOT A VISA HERE SHE'S TAKEN REFUGE AT A CHINESE CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO BACK TO YOU, SAVANNAH GREAT TO SEE YOU, G THAT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, WE WILL BE

IT IS UNPRECEDENTED THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS NOW SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021 ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS THIS WEEK, A WARNING IF INFECTIONS CONTINUE AT THESE LEVELS FOR 12 MONTHS, QUOTE, WE COULDN'T HOLD THE GAMES

THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SAID THIS, WHILE ADDING THAT HE'S HOPEFUL THE VENUES WILL BE READY THEY'RE READY NOW THE JAPANESE HOSTS HAVE ALREADY SPENT $12 BILLION ON TOKYO 2020 >> WE ARE NOW ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY CONCENTRATING ON DELIVERING THE GAMES NEXT YEAR

>> Reporter: DURING THE LOCKDOWN, ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS SO IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAMES WILL BE A TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY IT WILL BE A GREAT SYMBOL OF SURVIVAL >> YEAH IT IS GOING TO BE A SYMBOL OF UNITY AND SOLIDARITY OF HUMANKIND

>> Reporter: IT'S ALSO NOT CLEAR THIS MORNING WHETHER THERE WILL BE SPECTATORS OR WHAT AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE WILL LOOK LIKE ORGANIZERS PREPARING TO ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHAT WON'T CHANGE, MARQUEE EVENTS THERE WILL BE A WELCOME RETURN IN SWIMMING WITH STAR KATIE LEDECKY IN TENNIS, UPCOMING STAR COCO

AND IN SOCCER, MEGAN RAPINOE IN GYMNASTICS, ALL EYES ON SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES SHE'S BEEN CALLED SIMPLY THE GREATEST GYMNAST EVER SMASHING WORLD RECORDS, WINNING GOLD AFTER GOLD IN RIO FOUR YEARS AGO THE FLAG BEARER IN THAT OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY

BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN THE OLYMPICS WERE CANCELED THIS YEAR >> I CRIED ULTIMATELY, IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION >> Reporter: AND JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EARLIER THIS MONTH, POSTING A STRING OF VIDEOS SHOWCASING HER AMAZING SKILLS

INCLUDING A DOUBLE TUCK THAT SHE HASN'T PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH, LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF "VOGUE" HOPEFULLY, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, THE GAMES WILL BE GETTING UNDER WAY THIS AMERICAN HERO WILL BE SHOWING THE WORLD JUST HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY >> GET THE GOLD MEDAL READY AGAIN

>> Reporter: ONE OF THE SYMBOLS OF THE GAMES WAS AND IS RENEWABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY, HODA OLD COMPUTERS AND PHONES ARE BEING MADE INTO MEDALS WHAT BETTER WAY TO SYMBOLIZE SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABILITY THAN WATCHING SIMONE BILES TAKE ONE OF THOSE MEDAL >> THAT WAS A GREAT, GREAT PIECE NOW THE CONVERSATION WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR, LOOKING FORWARD TO

GYMNASTICS SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES HEY, HONEY HOW ARE YOU? >> I'M GOOD HOW ARE YOU GUYS? >> OKAY SO, SIMONE, FIRST OF ALL, I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT RIO

I COULDN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT THE OTHER DAY I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE FINAL FIVE, HOW ALL THOSE MEDALS YOU WON, AND THEN I WAS THINKING OF ZAC EFRON DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN HE STEPPED INTO YOUR WORLD? >> YES >> AS I WAS THINKING ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS, I WAS THINKING, LIKE, LET'S JUST RELIVE FOR ONE SECOND UH-HUH

>> OH, MY GOSH >> YOU STILL FEEL IT I KNEW IT HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME AS YOU PREPARE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK BUT THE FUN THAT'S AHEAD? >> YEAH TRAINING HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT

IT'S BEEN KIND OF CRAZY, BUT GOING IN EVERY DAY KNOWING AND HOPING THAT 2021 IS ON THE HORIZON KEEPS ME GOING IT'S JUST — WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, SO WE TRAIN AS IT IS >> I SHOWED A LITTLE OF THE QUOTE, UNQUOTE FUN YOU'RE HAVING AS YOU'RE TRAINING WE SHOWED THE DOUBLE TUCK THAT YOU DID, THAT YOU SAID YOU HADN'T DONE SINCE YOU WERE 13 >> YEAH

>> IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS STUFF, LIKE, HOW DO YOU TRAIN DURING A PANDEMIC? >> YEAH SO RIGHT NOW, WE KIND OF HAVE TO STAGGER OUR WORKOUTS SO THAT THE OTHER GIRLS CAN GET IN EVERYBODY HAS TO WEAR A MASK ENTERING AND LEAVING THE FACILITY ALL OF THE STAFF HAS TO WEAR A MASK THE ENTIRE TIME THEY'RE IN THE BUILDING AFTER EVERY SESSION, THERE ARE TIMES FOR CLEANING, WHERE WE'RE CLEANING THE MATS, EQUIPMENT, MAKING SURE THE ATHLETES AND STAFF ARE SAFE

>> COOL BY THE WAY, THE COVER OF "VOGUE" IS STUNNING >> OH, THANK YOU >> I MEAN, THE COVER OF "VOGUE" IS STUNNING WHAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL, I HAVE TO SAY, THAN THE OUTSIDE AND ALL THE PICTURES, IS JUST HOW YOU REVEALED YOURSELF INSIDE

I THOUGHT IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL IT JUST STRUCK ME SIMONE IS GROWN UP, MAN THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING >> YES

>> YOU TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING, AND YOU TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IT JUST STRUCK ME, AND I WONDERED IF YOU REMEMBER, YOURSELF, WHAT AN EARLY BRUSH WITH RACISM WAS FOR YOU AS A LITTLE GIRL >> YEAH I DIDN'T REALLY EXPERIENCE IT WHENEVER I WAS YOUNGER OBVIOUSLY, I WENT TO A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SCHOOL, BUT I DIDN'T REALLY NOTICE RACISM UNTIL 2013

I WAS ON A WORLD SCENE, AND WHAT MADE THE NEWS WAS ANOTHER GYMNAST SAYING THAT IF WE PAINTED OUR SKIN BLACK, MAYBE WE WOULD ALL WIN, BECAUSE I HAD BEAT HER OUT OF A BEAM MEDAL AND SHE WAS UPSET THAT WAS THE NEWS, RATHER THAN ME WINNING WORLDS OTHER THAN THAT, IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY, AND I FEEL LIKE EVERY BLACK ATHLETE OR COLORED ATHLETE COULD SAY THAT THEY'VE EXPERIENCED IT THROUGH THEIR CAREER BUT WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING FOR THOSE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO US >> YEAH

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO TEACH THOSE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO YOU, WANTING TO BE THE NEXT SIMONE? >> WELL, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE YOU CAN STRIVE FOR GREATNESS, AND YOU CAN BE GREAT >> WELL, I DO LOVE THAT CAN I BRING UP ONE OTHER THING THAT KIND OF BROKE MY HEART? I FEEL PROTECTIVE OF YOU FOR SOME REASON >> YEAH

>> I CAN'T HELP IT YOU OPENED UP ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE WHOLE LARRY NASSAR SCANDAL, AND YOU SAID THIS, "AT ONE POINT, I SLEPT SO MUCH FOR ME, IT WAS THE CLOSEST THING TO DEATH WITHOUT HARMING MYSELF IT WAS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL OF MY THOUGHTS" I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO INCREDIBLY BRAVE TO SAY, BUT WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT? >> BECAUSE I FEEL, AS ATHLETES AND SURVIVORS, EVERYONE GOES THROUGH IT

I FELT THE NEED TO SHARE IT, THAT I FEEL THE SAME WAY AS YOU DO IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT OBVIOUSLY, I'M GOING TO THERAPY FOR ALL OF THOSE REASONS, BUT THERAPY ISN'T BAD IN THE BEGINNING, I THOUGHT MAYBE I HAD A PROBLEM, BUT NOW I KIND OF LOOK FORWARD TO THERAPY BECAUSE IT'S A SAFE OUTLET FOR ME I HOPE EVERYONE FEELS COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT GOING TO THERAPY AND SPEAKING OUT

>> I THINK IT'S SUPER COOL BY THE WAY, HOW IS MOM? LAST TIME WE SPOKE, YOU SAID SHE LEFT FOOD FOR YOU ON THE CURB THAT YOU HAD TO KIND OF GO AND PICK UP >> YEAH >> HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR MOM NOW SOME? >> YES SHE'S STILL — SHE HAS A NURSING BACKGROUND, SO SHE'S STILL CRAZY ABOUT IT

WASH YOUR HANDS WHEN WE GO IN THE HOUSE IF YOU SEE SOMEBODY, YOU CAN'T COME OVER OTHER THAN THAT, WE ARE ALLOWED IN THE HOUSE WE SPEND OUR WEEKENDS AT THE POOL, AND THEN MY MOM COOKS SUNDAY DINNER SO WE GET IN THE HOUSE, AND WE SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY

>> WELL, I LOVE IT CONGRATS I DON'T KNOW IF PEOPLE KNOW, YOU'RE A MOM OF TWO ADORABLE DOGS >> YES >> CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING

FINALLY, SIMONE, YOU CALL GROWING UP KIND OF ADULTING I JUST WANT TO SAY, FROM MEETING YOU AND KNOWING YOU EARLY ON TO THIS MOMENT, YOU'RE DOING IT BEAUTIFULLY >> OH, WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH I APPRECIATE IT >> ALL RIGHT

LET'S GO 2021 COME ON, WE GOT TO GET THERE >> YEAH >> ALL RIGHT? >> I KNOW, THANK YOU >> I'LL SURPRISE YOU WITH SOME OTHER SUPERSTAR WHEN WE GET THERE

ALL RIGHT, SIMONE THANK YOU >> OKAY THANK YOU, HODA I LOVE YOU

>> I LOVE YOU RIGHT BACK >>> OUR OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION, BY THE WAY, IS NOT OVER EVEN MORE ATHLETES ARE JOINING US IN THE NEXT HOUR, ALONG WITH NBC SPORT'S MIKE TIRICO ALL NEXT WEEK, WE'RE GOING TO CHECK OUT OUR CHECK "TODAY AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES," A SERIES ON OUR NEW STREAMING CHANNEL, "TODAY ALL DAY" ON PEACOCK AND DOT COM WE'RE EVERYWHERE

WE'LL REVISIT FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM PAST OLYMPICS >> MAY I RECOMMEND WATCHING SIMONE BILES ON REPEAT, HODA? IT'S GOOD INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DAY SHE IS LOVELY AND AMAZING >> BY THE WAY, SAVANNAH, REAL QUICK, SIMONE, IF YOU'RE STILL THERE, SAVANNAH WAS SHOWING HER DAUGHTER VIDEO OF YOU FLIPPING AROUND HER DAUGHTER NOW WANTS TO BE A GYMNAST

>> HOW CUTE TELL HER I SAID HELLO >> I'LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH, SHE SAID, "I WANT TO BE LIKE HER," AND I WAS LIKE, "WELL" — >> THAT IS TOO CUTE >> I SAID, "WORK HARD LIKE SIMONE I GUARANTEE YOU SHE SPENT HOURS AND DAYS AND HOURS AND DAYS IN THE GYM AND WORKED HARD TO GET TO W THIS STATE NOW IN THE RECORD BOOKS FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

THIS MORNING, AS OUR COUNTRY SURGES TO A STAGGERING 4 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATE IS GRAPPLING TO COPE WITH A WEEK'S LONG SURGE >> A SOBER REMINDER OF WHY WE ARE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE >> Reporter: THOUGH NEW YORK HAS A DEATH TOLL MORE THAN FOUR TIMES HIGHER, CALIFORNIA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONS TO SHUT DOWN YET, IT'S STILL CRIPPLED BY COVID, WITH 7,000 PEOPLE CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT, BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW

>> Reporter: IN NEIGHBORING ARIZONA, ONE BORDER COUNTY REPORTING A 55% POSITIVITY RATE WHILE IN CHANDLER, AN OUTPOURING OF EMOTION FOR A BELOVED FATHER, TEACHER, AND COACH >> TOLD HIM HOW PROUD WE WERE THANKED HIM FOR BEING — WHO HE WAS >> Reporter: CARRY CROSSWHITE WAS SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AS HE SLOWLY SLIPPED AWAY

>> WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM >> Reporter: AS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES IMPLEMENT STRICTER FACE MASK POLICIES, IN A RECORDING RECENTLY OBTAINED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, NOT VERIFIED BY NBC NEWS, DR DEBORAH BIRX WARNS 11 MAJOR CITIES FROM BALTIMORE TO MINNEAPOLIS TO LAS VEGAS NEED TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS NOW TO MITIGATE OUTBREAKS >> WE'RE TRACKING THIS VERY CLOSELY WE'RE WORKING WITH THE STATE OFFICIALSO MAKE SURE WE'RE RESPONDING TOGETHER

>> Reporter: MEANWHILE, THERE IS POTENTIAL PROGRESS ON THE RACE FOR A VACCINE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING THE $2 BILLION DEAL WITH PFIZER, IN HOPES OF ACQUIRING MILLIONS OF DOSES AS EARLY AS DECEMBER [ APPLAUSE ] >> Reporter: IN NEW YORK, IT TOOK LARRY KELLY 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR TO KICK COVID HE WAS FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> MY WIFE SAVED MY LIFE

SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG >> GOSH, IT'S NICE TO END ON THAT THERE, MIGUEL LET'S GO BACK TO THE PFIZER DEAL THE GOVERNMENT IS PUMPING A LOT OF MONEY INTO THIS WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN FOR THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THE VACCINE? >> Reporter: PART OF THAT $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT MEANS 100 MILLION VACCINES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE

THOSE WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT, OF COURSE, SO MANY OF THOSE DETAILS ARE STILL AND TO GET IT DONE NOW, ESPECIALLY WITH THE NOVEMBER ELECTION LOOMING AFTER WEEKS OF TENSE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN SENATE REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE, OVERNIGHT, WORD OF A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT ON A TRILLION DOLLAR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING, $70 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS BUT THE TWO SIDES ARE STILL DIVIDED OVER WHETHER TO INCLUDE STIMULUS CHECKS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OR A PAYROLL TAX CUT TO BENEFIT BUSINESSES

SOME GOP SENATORS WARNING THAT TO KEEP THE OVERALL COST OF THE MEASURE DOWN TO AROUND $1 TRILLION, THEY MIGHT HAVE TO PICK BETWEEN THE TWO PRIORITIES A DIFFICULT CHOICE, POTENTIALLY PITTING THEM AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MR TRUMP EAGER TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR THE PAYROLL TAX CUT >> I THINK IT'S VERY GOOD

IT'S BEEN PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT'S A BIG SAVINGS FOR THE PEOPLE IT IS A TREMENDOUS SAVING, AND I THINK IT IS AN INCENTIVE FOR COMPANIES TO HIRE THE WORKERS BACK AND TO KEEP THEIR WORKERS >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE STILL TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW TO REAUTHORIZE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, WHICH ARE SET TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH RIGHT NOW, THROUGH THOSE BENEFITS, JOBLESS AMERICANS ARE GETTING $600 EVERY WEEK

WITH THAT STILL UP IN THE AIR, THE BIG QUESTION NOW, WILL DEMOCRATS BE ON BOARD WITH THE BROADER PLAN? HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SAYING SHE HOPES T ENOUNCING THE AMID A SOARING NATIONAL DEBT, SAVANNAH >> ALL RIGHT LET'S TALK POLITICS FOR A MOMENT, KRISTEN THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN MAKING AN ISSUE OF HIS OPPONENT, JOE BIDEN'S, MENTAL FITNESS FOR OFFICE THIS CAME UP AGAIN IN A NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT THAT THE PRESIDENT DID

TELL US ABOUT IT >> Reporter: IT SURE DID, SAVANNAH IN THAT NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT, THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY QUESTIONED BIDEN'S COGNITIVE ABILITY AGAIN, HE ALSO GAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT A COGNITIVE TEST HE SAYS HE TOOK RECENTLY HE'D PREVIOUSLY RAISED THE ISSUE OF THE TEST TO SAY HE'D DONE VERY WELL, AND TO QUESTION WHETHER BIDEN WOULD SCORE HIGH POINTS, BUT DURING AN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS THIS WEEKEND, IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY BASIC IN THAT TEST THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED, THOUGH, THE LAST ROUND OF QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT

HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT HERE'S HOW HE DESCRIBED THOSE QUESTIONS TAKE A LISTEN >> IT WAS 30 OR 35 QUESTIONS THE FIRST QUESTIONS ARE VERY EASY

THE LAST QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT LIKE A MEMORY QUESTION IT'S, LIKE, YOU'LL GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV SO THEY SAY, COULD YOU REPEAT THAT? SO I SAID, YEAH IT'S PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV

OKAY, THAT'S VERY GOOD IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER, YOU GET EXTRA POINTS OKAY, NOW HE'S ASKING YOU OTHER QUESTIONS, OTHER QUESTIONS TEN MINUTES, 15, 20 MINUTES LATER, THEY SAY, "REMEMBER THE FIRST QUESTION?" NOT THE FIRST, BUT THE TENTH QUESTION, GIVE US THAT AGAIN CAN YOU GIVE US THAT AGAIN? YOU GO, PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, COME CAMERA, TV

IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER, YOU GET EXTRA POINTS THEY SAID, "NOBODY GETS IT IN ORDER" IT IS ACTUALLY NOT THAT EASY FOR ME, IT WAS EASY >> Reporter: NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CHALLENGED BIDEN TO TAKE THE TEST

WHEN BIDEN WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS RECENTLY, AND BEFORE THAT INTERVIEW, HE SAID HE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TEST HIS COGNITIVE ABILITIES AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE DEBATES THIS FALL NOW, BY THE WAY, ACCORDING TO MEDICAL EXPERTS, THAT TEST IS OFTEN GIVEN TO DETECT MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS, LIKE THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA, AND DOE SANIT COULD BE HARMFUL, EVEN DEADLY, IS GROWING THIS MORNING, AN URGENT WARNING FROM THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, CHECK YOUR HAND SANITIZERS THE FDA IS EXPANDING THE LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZERS TO INCLUDE 75 PRODUCTS THE INGREDIENT IN QUESTION, METHANOL, SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS WOOD ALCOHOL

A SUBSTANCE, IT SAYS, CAN BE TOXIC WHEN ABSORBED THROUGH THE HAND OR INGESTED, AND CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING WHEN INGESTED ALL OF THE PRODUCTS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN MEXICO AND INCLUDE BRANDS LIKE BLUMEN, KLAR AND DANVER INSTANT HAND SANITIZERS AND VITAMIN E EVEN HELLO KITTY BY SANRIO HAND SANITIZER SOME ON THE LIST SOLD AT NATIONAL CHAINS LIKE WALMART AND COSTCO

AS THE DEMAND FOR HAND SANITIZERS HAS SURGED, SO, TOO, HAS THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONABLE BRANDS ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS DATA, TEN DEATHS AND SEVERAL HOSPITALIZATIONS IN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO ARE BELIEVED TO BE LINKED TO METHANOL AND HAND SANITIZERS, THOUGH THE BRANDS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED IT'S BELIEVED THAT SOME OF THE HAND SANITIZERS MAY HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED RATHER THAN APPLIED TO THE SKIN EXPERTS SAY BEFORE YOU BUY, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS >> TOM, AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE STORE

MAYBE EVERYONE IS NOT READING EVERY LITTLE INGREDIENT WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW BEFORE WE BUY? >> Reporter: MAKE SURE TO USE A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN METHANOL IT CONTAINS AT LEAST 60% ETHANOL BUT THE FDA ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE LITERALLY JUST WASH THEIR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS AS OPPOSED TO USING HAND SANITIZER FOR A FULL LIST OF RECALLED HE LOCAL POLICE

SOME DEMOCRATIC MAYORS ARE CALLING IT A DISTRACTION AFTER THIS DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL LEFT 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED, CHICAGO'S MAYOR IS CAUTIOUSLY ACCEPTING FEDERAL HELP TO STOP THE VIOLENCE, BUT SAYS IT BETTER NOT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN PORTLAND >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO HESITATE TO TAKE THE PRESIDENT TO COURT AND STOP ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIONS >> Reporter: IN CHICAGO, THERE HAVE BEEN AT LEAST 160 MURDERS IN JUST THE LAST MONTH, A NEARLY 200% JUMP OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END

THIS BLOODSHED WILL END >> Reporter: NOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SENDING HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL AGENTS TO CHICAGO AND AL ALBUQUERQUE >> THESE ARE STREET AGENTS THEY'RE INVESTIGATORS WHO WILL BE WORKING TO SOLVE MURDERS AND TO TAKE DOWN THE VIOLENT GANGS >> Reporter: IT'S AN EXPANSION OF OPERATION LEGEND, ALREADY TAKING PLACE IN KANSAS CITY, NAMED AFTER 4-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LEGEND, WHOSE FAMILY VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY

>> THIS OPERATION IS PERSONAL TO US WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR SON AND OTHERS >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PORTLAND'S MAYOR, WHO WAS DEMANDING THE FEDERAL FORCES LEAVE THE CITY, WAS TEARGASSED WHEN HE JOINED PROTESTERS ON THE FRONT LINES LOCAL POLICE DECLARING IT A RIOT

OPPOSITION TO THE DEPLOYMENT IN PORTLAND EXTENDING TO OTHER DEMOCRATIC MAYORS, WHO PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMED ON WEDNESDAY >> YOU HAVE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS RUNNING CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND SO MANY OTHERS >> Reporter: MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT HITTING BACK >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM HIS FAILED LEADERSHIP ON COVID-19 HE HAS FAILED

HE HAS FAILED HE HAS FAILED >> Reporter: IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40% FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKED FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP INVESTIGATING CRIMES AND TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS >> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ON THE STREETS OF RETALIATE, MOST LIKELY AGAINST US

CONSULATES IN CHINA IN A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF ALREADY TENSE RELATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING, THE US IS GIVING CHINA UNTIL TOMORROW TO CLOSE ITS GIANT CONSULATE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THE SHUTDOWN FOLLOWS YEARS OF FBI INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AT THE HOUSTON OUTPOST

>> WE ARE SETTING CLEAR EXPERATIONS FOR HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE WHEN THEY DON'T, WE'LL TAKE ACTIONS THAT PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OUR NATIONAL SECURITY >> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS TELL NBC NEWS THE CONSULATE THAT CHINA OPENED IN THE US WHEN RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1979 HAS LONG BEEN CONSIDERED A HUB FOR CHINESE SPYING ACTIVITIES

MULTIPLE OFFICIALS SAY THE COMPLEX HAS BEEN USED BY BEIJING TO STEAL VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM HOUSTON'S EXTENSIVE MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES, AND TRIED TO INFILTRATE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRIES, AS WELL AS RECRUIT THOSE WHO WILL TURN OVER INFORMATION TO THE CHINESE INSTITUTIONS HOURS AFTER CHINA WAS TOLD OF THE SHUTDOWN, PEOPLE COULD BE SEEN IN A COURTYARD, APPEARING TO BURN DOCUMENTS HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS WHO RESPONDED WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS COMES AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGED TWO CHINESE NATIONALS IN AN ALLEGED GLOBAL HACKING SCHEME, INCLUDING AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK INTO COMPUTERS OF FIRMS WORKING ON A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED WEDNESDAY WHETHER THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL ACTION AGAINST CHINA

>> AS FAR AS CLOSING ADDITIONAL EMBASSIES, IT IS POSSIBLE >> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE SAY CHINA IS AN ONGOING THREAT >> MANY OF THE CHINESE TECH COMPANIES ARE, IN EFFECT, ARMS OF THE CHINESE STATE COMPANIES NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DOING BUSINESS WITH A LOT OF THESE CHINESE FIRMS, DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK >> THERE'S CYBER-THEFT

PUTTING PEOPLE IN OUR UNIVERSITIES TO STEAL TECHNOLOGY THE LIST GOES ON AND ON >> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THAT THE FBI MAY ANNOUNCE MORE CASES TODAY INVOLVING CHINESE RESEARCHERS IN THE US WHO HAVE ALLEGEDLY COVERED UP THEIR TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY

AND THE US ALSO WANTS CHINESE DIPLOIT DIPLOMATS TO TURN OVER A CHI NESE RESEARCHER WHO IS ACCUSED OF LYING WHEN SHE GOT A VISA HERE SHE'S TAKEN REFUGE AT A CHINESE CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO BACK TO YOU, SAVANNAH

GREAT TO SEE YOU, G THAT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, WE WILL BE IT IS UNPRECEDENTED THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS NOW SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021 ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS THIS WEEK, A WARNING

IF INFECTIONS CONTINUE AT THESE LEVELS FOR 12 MONTHS, QUOTE, WE COULDN'T HOLD THE GAMES THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SAID THIS, WHILE ADDING THAT HE'S HOPEFUL THE VENUES WILL BE READY THEY'RE READY NOW THE JAPANESE HOSTS HAVE ALREADY SPENT $12 BILLION ON TOKYO 2020

>> WE ARE NOW ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY CONCENTRATING ON DELIVERING THE GAMES NEXT YEAR >> Reporter: DURING THE LOCKDOWN, ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS SO IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAMES WILL BE A TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY IT WILL BE A GREAT SYMBOL OF SURVIVAL >> YEAH

IT IS GOING TO BE A SYMBOL OF UNITY AND SOLIDARITY OF HUMANKIND >> Reporter: IT'S ALSO NOT CLEAR THIS MORNING WHETHER THERE WILL BE SPECTATORS OR WHAT AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE WILL LOOK LIKE ORGANIZERS PREPARING TO ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHAT WON'T CHANGE, MARQUEE EVENTS THERE WILL BE A WELCOME RETURN IN SWIMMING WITH STAR KATIE LEDECKY

IN TENNIS, UPCOMING STAR COCO AND IN SOCCER, MEGAN RAPINOE IN GYMNASTICS, ALL EYES ON SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES SHE'S BEEN CALLED SIMPLY THE GREATEST GYMNAST EVER SMASHING WORLD RECORDS, WINNING GOLD AFTER GOLD IN RIO FOUR YEARS AGO

THE FLAG BEARER IN THAT OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN THE OLYMPICS WERE CANCELED THIS YEAR >> I CRIED ULTIMATELY, IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION >> Reporter: AND JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

EARLIER THIS MONTH, POSTING A STRING OF VIDEOS SHOWCASING HER AMAZING SKILLS INCLUDING A DOUBLE TUCK THAT SHE HASN'T PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH, LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF "VOGUE" HOPEFULLY, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, THE GAMES WILL BE GETTING UNDER >>> AN AMERICAN HERO, WILL BE SHOWN THE WORLD, JUST HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY>> ANOTHER GOLD MEDAL, AGAIN

>> ONE OF THE SYMBOLS IS RENEWABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY SO OLD PHONES AND COMPUTERS ARE MADE INTO METALS WHAT WAY TO SYMBOLIZE SUSTAINABILITY AND WATCHING SIMONE BILES TAKE ONE OF THOSE HOME, GOLD- MEDAL HOME>> THAT WAS A GREAT, GREAT PIECE >>> THIS MORNING AS THE COUNTRY SURGES TO A STAGGERING 4 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES THE NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATE, IS GRAPPLING TO COPE WITH THE WEEKLONG SURGE>> IS A REMINDER OF WHY WE ARE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE

>> Reporter: THOUGH NEW YORK HAS A DEATH TOLL FOUR TIMES HIGHER, CALIFORNIA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONS TO SHUT DOWN BUT IS STILL CRIPPLED BY COVID-19 WITH 7000 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED CURRENTLY >> I DON'T SEE AS ERADICATING IT BUT WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW>> Reporter: IN ARIZONA, ONE BORDER COUNTY REPORTING 55% POSITIVITY RATE WHILE IN CHANDLER, GRIEF AND OUTPOURING OF EMOTION FOR A BELOVED FATHER, TEACHER AND COACH>> WE TOLD HIM HOW PROUD WE WERE FOR BEING WHO HE WAS

>> Reporter: KERRY WAS SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AS HE SLOWLY SLIPPED AWAY>> WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM >> Reporter: AS STATES IMPLEMENT STRICTER FACEMASK POLICIES, AND A RECORDING OBTAINED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, NOT VERIFIED BY NBC NEWS, DR DEBORAH BIRX WARNS 11 MAJOR CITIES FROM BALTIMORE, TO MINNEAPOLIS, TO LAS VEGAS THEY NEED TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS NOW, TO MITIGATE OUTBREAKS>> WE ARE TRACKING THIS VERY CLOSELY AND WORKING WITH THE STATE OFFICIALS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE RESPONDING TOGETHER

>> Reporter: THERE IS A POTENTIAL PROGRESS ON THE RACE FOR A VACCINE TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING A $2 BILLION DEAL WITH PFIZER AND HELPS TO ACQUIRE MILLIONS OF DOSES AS EARLY AS DECEMBER IN NEW YORK, TOOK LARRY KELLY 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR, TO KICK COVID-19 HE WAS FINALLY CLEAR TO GO HOME >> HARD WORK CHANGED MY LIFE THEY WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG

>> IT IS NICE TO END THERE LET'S GO BACK TO THE PFIZER DEAL THE GOVERNMENT IS PUMPING MONEY INTO THIS SO WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN FOR THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THE VACCINE?>> PART OF THE $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT MEANS 100 MILLION VACCINES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE BUT THOSE WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT OF COURSE SO MANY OF THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING WORKED OUT>> THE PRICE IS RIGHT THANK YOU

TRUCK AFTER WEEKS OF TENSE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN SENATE REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE, OVERNIGHT WORD OF A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT ON $1 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS, $70 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS BUT THE TWO SIDES ARE DIVIDED OVER WHETHER TO INCLUDE STIMULUS CHECKS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OR A PAYROLL TAX CUT TO BENEFIT BUSINESSES SOME GOP SENATORS MORNING THAT TO KEEP THE OVERALL COST OF THE MEASURE DOWN TO $1 TRILLION, THEY MIGHT HAVE TO PICK BETWEEN THE TWO PRIORITIES A DIFFICULT CHOICE, POTENTIALLY PITTING THEM AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MR

TRUMP EAGER TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK, HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR THE PAYROLL TAX CUT>> I THINK IT'S VERY GOOD IT'S BEEN PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT'S A BIG SAVINGS FOR THE PEOPLE IT'S A TREMENDOUS SAVING AND I THINK IT'S AN INCENTIVE FOR COMPANIES TO HIRE THE WORKERS BACK AND TO KEEP THE WORKERS

>> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW TO REAUTHORIZE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WOULD ARE SET TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH RIGHT NOW, JOBLESS AMERICANS ARE GETTING $600 EVERY WEEK, WITH THAT, UP IN THE AIR THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS WHETHER DEMOCRATS ARE ON BOARD WITH THE BROADER PLAN NANCY PELOSI SAYS SHE HOPES THE PARTIES CAN RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES AND HAVE A BILL BY THE END OF THE WEEK>>> LET'S TALK POLITICS, THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING AN ISSUE OF JOE BIDEN'S MENTAL FITNESS FOR OFFICE, CAME UP AGAIN IN A NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT THAT THE PRESIDENT DID

TELL US ABOUT HIS>> Reporter: IN THE NEW INTERVIEW, OVERNIGHT, THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY QUESTIONED BIDEN'S COGNITIVE ABILITY BUT ALSO GAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE COGNITIVE TEST HE SAYS HE TOOK RECENTLY AND HE PREVIOUSLY RAISED THE ISSUE OF THE TEST TO SAY HE HAS DONE VERY WELL INTO QUESTION WHETHER JOE BIDEN WOULD SCORE HIGH POINTS DURING AN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS, IT WAS POINTED OUT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY BASIC AND THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED, THE LAST ROUND OF QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT HERE IS HOW HE DESCRIBED THAT, TAKE A LISTEN>> THERE ARE 30 OR 35 QUESTIONS, THE FIRST QUESTION IS A VERY EASY, THE LAST QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT

LIKE A MEMORY QUESTION IT IS LIKE YOU WILL GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV SO THEY SAY COULD REPEAT THAT SO, I SAID YEAH SO I SAID PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV

OKAY THAT'S VERY GOOD IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER TO GET EXTRA POINTS OKAY SO NOW HE'S ASKING YOU OTHER QUESTIONS OTHER QUESTIONS AND THEN, 10 MINUTES OR 20 MINUTES LATER THEY SAY REMEMBER THE FIRST QUESTION? NOT THE FIRST BUT THE 10 >> GIVE US IT AGAIN CAN YOU DO THAT AGAIN? GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER YOU GET EXTRA POINTS

THEY SAID NOBODY GETS IT IN ORDER IT'S NOT THAT EASY BUT FOR ME IT WAS EASY>> Reporter: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS CHALLENGED JOE BIDEN TO TAKE THE TEST AND WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS RECENTLY, AND BEFORE THAT INTERVIEW, JOE BIDEN SAID HE COULD HARDLY WAIT TO TAKE HIS COGNITIVE ABILITIES AGAINST PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN DEBATES BY THE WAY ACCORDING TO MEDICAL EXPERTS, THAT TEST IS OFTEN GIVEN TO DETECT MILD COGNITIVE AND PARENTS SUCH AS THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA AND DOES NOT MEASURE INTELLIGENCE OR IQ>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> THIS MORNING, AND URGENT WARNING FROM THE FDA, CHECK YOUR HAND SANITIZER'S

THE FDA IS EXPANDING THE LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZES TO INCLUDE 75 PRODUCTS, THE INGREDIENT IN QUESTION METHANOL SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS WOOD ALCOHOL A SUBSTANCE, IT SAYS, CAN BE TOXIC WHEN ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN OR INGESTED AND CAN BE LIFE- THREATENING WHEN INGESTED ALL OF THE PRODUCTS WERE PRODUCED IN MEXICO AND INCLUDE BRANDS LIKE BLUE MEN, DENVER AND CLUE MEN MODESTA INSTANT HAND SANITIZER AND VITAMIN E AND NOVELTY BRANDS LIKE HELLO KITTY

SOME ON THE LIST SAM SOLD TO NATIONAL CHAINS LIKE WALMART AND COSTCO AS THE DEMAND FOR HAND SANITIZER HAS SURGED, SO HAS QUESTIONABLE BRANDS ACCORDING TO SOME NEWS DATA SOME HOSPITALIZATIONS IN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO ARE BELIEVED TO BE LINKED TO METHANOL AND HAND SANITIZER ALTHOUGH THE BRANDS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED IT IS BELIEVED THAT SOME OF THE SANITIZES MAY HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED RATHER THAN APPLIED

BEFORE YOU BUY, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS>> AGAIN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE STORE, MAYBE EVERYONE IS NOT READING EVERY LITTLE INGREDIENT BUT WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW BEFORE WE BUY?>> Reporter: USE A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT CONTAIN METHANOL AND AT LEAST 60% ETHANOL BUT, THE FDA ALSO RECOMMENDS TO PEOPLE JUST WASH THEIR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS AS OPPOSED TO USING HAND SANITIZER FOR A FULL LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZES GO TO OUR WEBSITE TODAYCOM>>> AFTER THIS DRIVE- BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL LEFT 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED, CHICAGO'S MAYOR IS CAUTIOUSLY ACCEPTING FEDERAL HELP TO STOP THE VIOLENCE IT SAYS IT BETTER NOT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PORTLAND>> WE WERE NOT GOING TO HESITATE TO TAKE THE PRESIDENT TO COURT AND STOP ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTION

>> Reporter: IN CHICAGO THERE IS 160 MURDERS IN JUST THE LAST MONTH AND A NEARLY 200% JUMP OVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END AND THIS BLOODSHED WILL END >> Reporter: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS SENDING HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL AGENTS TO CHICAGO AND ALBUQUERQUE>> THESE ARE STREET AGENTS, INVESTIGATORS WHO WILL BE WORKING TO SOLVE MURDERS AND TO TAKE DOWN THE VIOLENCE>> Reporter: IS AN EXPANSION OF OPERATION LEGEND, TAKING PLACE IN KANSAS CITY NAMED AFTER A FOUR-YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VIC THEM, LEGEND TALIFERRO, HIS FAMILY VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE THURSDAY

>> WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR SON AND OTHERS>> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS RECENTLY SENT TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PORTLAND'S MAYOR WAS DEMANDING THE FORCES LEAVE THE CITY WITH THE PROTESTERS, WAS TEARGAS LOCAL POLICE DECLARED IT A RIOT OPPOSITION TO THE DEPLOYMENT IN PORTLAND EXTENDING TO OTHER DEMOCRATIC MAYORS, WHO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SLAMMED

>> YOU HAVE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS RUNNING CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND SO MANY OTHER>> Reporter: MAYOR ROY DEN HOLLANDER AND HITTING BACK >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM HIS FAILED LEADERSHIP ON COVID-19 HE HAS FAILED, HE HAS FAILED, HE HAS FAILED >> Reporter: IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 4% FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKED FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP INVESTIGATING CRIMES AND TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS

>> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PORTLAND, FEDERAL TROOPS TAKING OVER>>> IN A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF ALREADY TENSE RELATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING, THE UNITED STATES IS GIVING CHINA UNTIL TOMORROW TO CLOSE THE GIANT CONSULATE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS WE HAVE LEARNED THE SHUTDOWN FOLLOWS YEARS OF FBI INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AT THE HOUSTON OUTPOST >> WE ARE SETTING UP CLEAR EXPECTATIONS OF HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY WILL BEHAVE AND WHEN THEY DON'T, WE WILL TAKE ACTIONS TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND PROTECT SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY >> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS TELL NBC NEWS THE CONSULATE, THE FIRST CHINA OPENED IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1979

IT HAS LONG BEEN CONSIDERED A HUB FOR CHINESE SPYING ACTIVITIES BUT MULTIPLE US OFFICIALS SAY THE COMPLEX HAS BEEN USED BY BEIJING TO STEAL VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM HOUSTON'S EXTENSIVE MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND TRYING TO INFILTRATE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY AS WELL AS RECRUIT RESEARCHERS WHO MIGHT TURN OVER INFORMATION TO CHINESE INSTITUTIONS JUST HOURS AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TOLD CHINA OF THE SHUTDOWN, WE WILL COULD BE SEEN IN A COURTYARD OF THE COMPLEX APPEARING TO BURN DOCUMENTS

HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS WHO RESPONDED WERE NOT PERMITTED IN THIS COMES AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGED TWO CHINESE NATIONALS IN AN ALLEGED GLOBAL HACKING SCHEME INCLUDING AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK INTO COMPUTERS OF FIRMS WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ASKED WEDNESDAY WHETHER THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL ACTION >> AS FAR AS CLOSING ADDITIONAL EMBASSIES, IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE

>> Reporter: ON CAPITOL HILL, LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES SAY CHINA IS AN ONGOING THREAT>> MANY CHINESE TECH COMPANIES ARE ARMED WITH THE CHINESE STATE COMPANIES NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DOING BUSINESS WITH A LOT OF THESE CHINESE FIRMS, DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK>> THERE IS CYBER THEFT PEOPLE PUTTING IN THE UNIVERSITIES IN TECHNOLOGY, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON

>> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THE FBI MAY ANNOUNCE MORE CASES TODAY INVOLVING CHINESE RESEARCHERS IN THE US WHO HAVE COVERED UP THEIR TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY THE US

WANTS CHINESE DIPLOMATS TO TURN OVER THE CHINESE RESEARCHER WHOM THE FBI ACCUSES OF LINE WITH HER TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY WHEN SHE APPLIED FOR A VISA TO STUDY HERE SHE HAS TAKEN REFUGE IN THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO BACK TO YOU AND, GREAT TO SEE YOU WELCOME BACK>> EVEN BETTER TO SEE YOU, ANDREA

>>> IT IS UNPRECEDENTED THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS NOW SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021 ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND THIS WEEK A WARNING IF INFECTIONS CONTINUE AT THESE LEVELS, FOR 12 MONTHS, WE COULDN'T HOLD THE GATE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SAID HE WAS HOPEFUL THE VENUES WILL BE READY FOR THEIR READY NOW TO THE JAPANESE HOSTS HAVE SPENT $12 BILLION ON TOKYO 2020>> WE ARE NOW OBLIGATED, ABSOLUTELY, TO PLAY THE GAMES NEXT YEAR>> Reporter: DURING THE LOCKDOWN, ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS

SO IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAMES WILL BE A TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY>> IT WILL BE A GREAT SYMBOL OF SURVIVAL>> IT WILL BE A SYMBOL OF UNITY OF HUMANKIND >> Reporter: IT IS NOT CLEAR THIS MORNING, WHETHER THERE WILL BE SPECTATORS OR WHAT AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE WILL LOOK LIKE ORGANIZES PREPARING TO ENFORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING

THE ONE CHANGE IS THE MARQUEE EVENT, THERE WAS A WELCOME RETURN TO SWIMMING WITH STARS AND TENNIS STARS AND WINNING SOCCER TEAMS WHOSE LEADER, MEGAN RAPINOE ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE GYMNASTICS AND SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES SHE'S BEEN CALLED SIMPLY THE GREATEST GYMNAST EVER

MATCHING WORLD RECORDS, WINNING GOLD AFTER GOLD FOUR YEARS AGO THE FLAG IN THAT CEREMONY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE OLYMPICS WERE CANCELED THIS YEAR >> I CRIED BUT ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION>> Reporter: JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

EARLIER THIS MONTH, SHOWCASING HER AMAZING SKILLS AND VIDEOS, INCLUDING A DOUBLE TALK THAT SHE HASN'T PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH, LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF VOGUE AND? HOPEFULLY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR AS THE GAMES OF THE 32nd OLYMPIAD WILL BE GETTING UNDERWAY, THIS AMERICAN HERO WILL BE SHOWING THE WORLD JUST HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY>> GET THE GOLD MEDALS READY AGAIN>> Reporter: ONE OF THE SYMBOLS OF THE GAMES WAS AND IS RENEWABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY, SO ALL COMPUTERS AND PHONES ARE BEING MADE INTO MEDALS

WHAT BETTER WAY TO SYMBOLIZE SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABILITY THEN WATCHING SIMONE BILES TAKE ONE OF THOSE MEDALS, HOPEFULLY A GOLD MEDAL >> OH MY GOSH, THANK YOU SO MUCH THAT WAS A GREAT, GREAT PIECE>>> GYMNASTIC SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES, HEY HONEY, HOW ARE YOU? >> I'M GOOD, HOW ARE YOU GUYS? >> FIRST OF ALL, I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT RIO AND I COULDN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT IT AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE FINAL FIVE AND HOW ALL THOSE MEDALS YOU WON AND I WAS THINKING ABOUT ZAC EFRON, DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN HE STEPPED INTO YOUR WORLD? WHEN I WAS THINKING ABOUT THESE THINGS AND I WAS THINKING LIKE, LET'S JUST RELIVE FOR ONE SECOND YOU STILL FEEL IT I KNEW IT SO HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME AS YOU PREPARE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK BUT THE FUN THAT IS AHEAD?>> I MEAN, TRAINING HAS A DIFFERENT FEEL AND IT'S BEEN CRAZY BEEN GOING IN EVERY DAY, KNOWING AND HOPING THAT 2021 IS ON THE HORIZON, KEEPS ME GOING

BUT IT IS JUST WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN SO WE TRAIN AS OF>> I THOUGHT IT WAS COOL WE WOULD SHOW ABOUT THE FUN YOU'RE HAVING A ZERO TRAINING WE SHOWED THE DOUBLETALK THAT YOU DID YOU HADN'T DONE SINCE YOU WERE 13 BUT IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS STUFF LIKE HOW DO YOU TRAIN DURING A PANDEMIC?>> SO RIGHT NOW, WE KIND OF HAVE TO STAGGER THE WORKOUTS SO OTHER GIRLS CAN GET IN

EVERYBODY HAS TO WEAR A MASK ENTERING AND LEAVING THE FACILITY ON THE STAFF HAS TO WEAR MASKS THE ENTIRE TIME OF THE BUILDING AND THEN AFTER EVERY SECTION, THERE ARE TIMES FOR CLEANING THE MATS ON THE EQUIPMENT MAKING SURE THE ATHLETES AND STAFF ARE SAFE >> BY THE WAY, THE COVER OF VOGUE IS STUNNING I MEAN, IT IS STUNNING

WHAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE OUTSIDE AND ALL THE PICTURES IS JUST HOW YOU REVEALED YOURSELF INSIDE I THOUGHT IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND IT STRUCK ME LIKE SIMONE HAS GROWN UP YOU TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING AND YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IT JUST STRUCK ME AND I WONDERED IF YOU REMEMBER, YOURSELF, WHAT AN EARLY BRUSH WITH RACISM WAS FOR YOU AS A LITTLE GIRL? >> I DIDN'T REALLY EXPERIENCE IT WHENEVER I WAS YOUNGER, OBVIOUSLY, I WENT TO A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SCHOOL BUT I DIDN'T REALLY NOTICE RACISM UNTIL 2013 I WAS ON A WORLD SCENE AND WHAT MADE THE NEWS WAS ANOTHER GYMNAST SAYING THAT IF WE PAINTED OUR SKIN BLACK MAYBE WE WOULD ALL WIN BECAUSE I HAD BEAT HER OUT OF HIM MEDALS AND SHE WAS UPSET AND THAT WAS THE NEWS , RATHER THAN ME WINNING SO OTHER THAN THAT, IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY AND I FEEL LIKE EVERY BLACK ATHLETE OR COLORED ATHLETE COULD SAY THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED IT THROUGH THEIR CAREER WE HAVE TO JUST KEEP GOING FOR THE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO US

>> SO WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO TEACH THOSE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO YOU, WANTED TO BE THE NEXT SIMONE?>> IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, YOU CAN STRIVE FOR GREATNESS AND YOU CAN BE GREAT >> I DO LOVE THAT PIT CAN I BRING UP ONE THING, THAT BROKE MY HEART BECAUSE I FEEL VERY PROTECTIVE OF YOU FOR SOME REASON I CAN'T HELP IT WE OPENED UP ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE WHOLE SCANDAL AND YOU SAID THIS AT ONE POINT I SLEPT SO MUCH BECAUSE FOR ME IT WAS THE CLOSEST THING TO DEATH WITHOUT HARMING MYSELF

IT WAS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL OF MY THOUGHTS ABOUT LARRY NASSAR I THOUGHT IT WAS INCREDIBLY BRAVE BUT WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT? >> I FEEL AS ATHLETES AND SURVIVORS, EVERYONE GOES THROUGH IT SO I FELT THE NEED TO SHARE IT, THAT I FEEL THE SAME WAY AS YOU DO SO IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT AND OBVIOUSLY, I'M GOING TO THERAPY FOR ALL THOSE REASONS

BUT, THERAPY ISN'T BAD BUT IN THE BEGINNING I THOUGHT MAYBE I HAD A PROBLEM BUT NOW I KIND OF LOOK FORWARD TO THERAPY BECAUSE, IT IS A SAFE OUTLET FOR ME AND I HOPE EVERYONE FEELS COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT GOING TO THERAPY AND SPEAKING OUT >> I THINK IT IS SUPER COOL HOW IS MOM NELLY? LAST WE SPOKE YOU SAID SHE LEFT FOOD FOR YOU ON THE CURB THAT YOU HAD TO GO AND PICK UP COULD HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR MOM NOW SOME?>> YES SHE IS STILL SHE IS IN A NURSING BACK ON SO SHE IS CRAZY ABOUT WASHING HANDS IF YOU GO ON THE HOUSE BUT IF YOU SEE ANYBODY YOU CAN'T COME OVER BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE ARE ALLOWED IN THE HOUSE SO WE SPENT WEEKENDS AT THE POOL AND THEN MY MOM COOK SUNDAY DINNER

SO WE SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY >> I LOVE IT, CONGRATS YOU ARE A MOM OF TWO ADORABLE DOGS SO CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING GOING UP SO YOU CALL GROWING UP ADULT TEEN AND I WANT TO SAY FROM KNOWING YOU FROM ATLANTA NOW YOU ARE DOING IT BEAUTIFULLY >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, I APPRECIATE IT

>> LET'S GO, 2021 WE'VE GOT TO GET THERE I WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH SOME OTHER SUPERSTAR WHEN WE GET THERE ALL RIGHT, SIMONE, THANK YOU >> OKAY THANK YOU I LOVE YOU

>> THE OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION IS NOT OVER, MORE ASSETS WILL JOIN US IN THE NEXT HOUR ALONG WITH MIKE AND ALL OF NEXT WEEK WE WILL CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL TODAY AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES, A NEW STREAMING CHANNEL, TODAY ALL DAY ON PEACOCK AND WE ARE EVERYWHERE WE WILL VISIT SOME FAVORITE MOMENTS>> MAY I RECOMMEND WATCHING SIMONE BILES ON REPEAT, IT IS GOOD INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DAY>> SHE IS LOVELY AND AMAZING SAVANNA WAS SHOWING HER DAUGHTER VIDEO OF YOU FLIPPING AROUND AND HER DAUGHTER NOW WANTS TO BE A GYMNAST

>> TELL HER I SAID HELLO>> SHE SAID I WANT TO BE LIKE HER AND I WAS LIKE WOW>> THAT IS TOO CUTE >> I SAID WORK HARD AND WORK HARD AND I GUARANTEE YOU SHE SPENT HOURS AND DAYS AND HOURS AND DAYS AND WORKS HARD TO GET TO WHERE SHE IS YOU ARE AMAZING

>>> THIS MORNING, AS STUDENTS ROLL BACK TO SCHOOL BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING, THERE IS A NEW TEST TO PASS AND ONCE INSIDE?>> WE HAVE SUCH A LONG MORNING SO FAR>> Reporter: MASKS, TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN TENNESSEE >> ALL OF THEM FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND IS EASIER WHEN YOU HAVE SMALLER CLASSES COULD >> Reporter: WITH STUDENTS COMING ONE DAY A WEEK, SMALLER GROUPS, NO MORE THAN 10 TOGETHER AT ONE TIME IT IS A WELCOME CHANGE

>> I LIKE THE IDEA OF FREQUENT AT A TIME AND IT IS EASIER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT COMING BACK >> Reporter: OUTSIDE OF KNOXVILLE, THE DISTRICT OF 2000 NOW AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO MAKE AN IN PERSON RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM DOES THAT ADD PRESSURE TO GET IT RIGHT YOU MAKE>> ABSOLUTELY >> Reporter: OTHERS ARE WATCHING CLOSELY ACROSS THE COUNTRY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP URGING TO RETURN TO NORMAL CLASSES WHICH SAYS HE IS COMFORTABLE SENDING HIS SON AND GRANDCHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL

>> THEY DON'T CATCH IT EASILY AND THEY DON'T BRING IT HOME EASILY AND IF THEY DO, THEY GET BETTER FAST WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT FACT >> Reporter: THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE DR DEBORAH BIRX, WEIGHED IN >> THERE ARE OPEN QUESTIONS THERE AND I THINK HE CONCLUDED WITH WE ARE STUDYING THIS VERY HARD

>> Reporter: THREE MAJOR DISTRICTS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BEGIN THE YEAR ONLINE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL IN CHICAGO, TEACHERS DEMAND THEIR SCHOOLS DO THE SAME AND IN FLORIDA, EDUCATORS HAVE SUED THE STATE TO STOP FULL- TIME REOPENING THE GOVERNOR, NOT BUDGING>> WHILE THE RISK TO STUDENTS FROM IN PERSON LEARNING ARE LOW, THE COST OF KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED ARE ENORMOUS

>> Reporter: OHIO ART TEACHER IS SET TO GO BACK FULL-TIME NEXT MONTH THE 57-YEAR-OLD DIABETIC IS SO SCARED OF CONTRACTING COVID-19, SHE'S WRITTEN GOODBYE LETTERS TO HER FAMILY ADJUSTING CASE>> I LOVE MY STUDENTS BUT I DON'T WANT TO MAKE IT SERIOUS>> I'M NOT FEELING GOOD ABOUT THIS MASK IT MAKES ME HOT

>> WE ARE SUPERHEROES PUTTING ON OUR MASK IT MAY NOT GO AWAY SOON>> Reporter: THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS AT THIS POINT THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO DRILL HOME THE HYGIENE LESSONS IT IS PART OF THE LESSON PLAN AT THIS POINT THE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS IS WATCHING THE NUMBERS VERY CLOSELY AND IF THEY START TO SEE AN UPTICK OR A NUMBER OF TEACHERS OR STUDENTS HERE CONTRACT COVID- 19, THEY ARE READY TO SWITCH TO COMPLETELY VIRTUAL CLASSES AND THEY HAVE THE PLANS IN PLACE TO DO IT

>>> THE BOYS OF SUMMER TAKING OFF THEIR SEASON IN LATE JULY >> AND DEEP AND GONE >> THE 162 GAME SEASON CUT TO JUST 60 THANKS TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FOR THE FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME, THE NATIONALS WILL HOST THE YANKEES

>> WE UNDERSTAND THAT ONE PERSON CAN SCREW THIS UP FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE I THINK THAT IS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR EVERYBODY IN THE CLUBHOUSE SO THIS YEAR WILL PRESENT A WHOLE NEW DIFFERENT LEVEL OF ADVERSITY I FEEL LIKE WE ARE CUT OUT TO HANDLE THAT>> Reporter: THERE READY TO PLAY

BUT THE GAME WILL LOOK DIFFERENT WITH THE STANDS EMPTY OF FANS CROWD NOISE WILL BE PIPED IN DURING GAMES AND SOME TEAMS ARE LETTING FANS BY CARDBOARD CUTOUTS OF THEM SELF TO FILL THE SEATS THAT IS IF YOUR TEAM HAS A HOME STADIUM THE BLUE JAYS BANNED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FROM PLAYING IN TORONTO OUT OF FEAR PLAYERS TRAVELING TO THE U

S COULD BECOME INFECTED WE WERE TOLD BY PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH OFFICIALS THAT THEY CAN'T SHARE A STADIUM WITH THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES THEIR REASONS FOR CAUTION, THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS AN ESTIMATE HAD EIGHT PLAYERS TEST POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT'S BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY FOR THE NBA

PRESEASON GAMES BEGAN LAST NIGHT BUT AFTER NONE OF THE PLAYERS ISOLATED IN THE LEAGUE'S BUBBLE IN ORLANDO TESTED POSITIVE BUT REGULAR- SEASON GAMES START A WEEK FROM TODAY SOME NFL PLAYERS ARE REPORTED TO TRAINING CAMP EVEN AS THE LEAGUE AND PLAYER UNION DEBATE SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR THE NFL SAYS THAT IF FANS ARE ALLOWED IN STADIUMS, THEY HAVE TO WEAR MASKS ON AUGUST 1, THE NHL BEGINS A SPECIAL KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT TO SEE WHO GETS TO LIFT THE STANLEY CUP EVERY GAME IS PLAYED IN CANADA BACK ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND, THE FIRST PITCH IS THROWN OUT BY A BIG FAN, DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WHO GOT A LAST- MINUTE PEPTALK FROM THE FIRST BASEMAN RYAN ZIMMERMAN>> HAVE YOU THROWN A PITCHOUT BEFORE? >> I HAVE NOT AND I'M QUITE NERVOUS >> DON'T WORRY, NOBODY WILL BE THERE TO BOO YOU SO YOU WILL BE FINE >> Reporter: OTHER CHANGES FOLKS WILL NOTICE ON TV, SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED IN THE DUGOUTS AND NO SPITTING OR SEEDS AND NO BIG CELEBRATIONS ALLOWED AFTER A HOME RUN NOT EVEN HIGH- FIVES

I THINK THAT IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY, FORGETTING BASEBALL BACK>>> I REMEMBER SAYING, I CAN'T JUST SIT AND PRAY FOR PEOPLE I NEED TO GO AND DO AND HELP AND USE MY HANDS>> Reporter: KAYLA MUELLER WAS TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE WHEN SHE TRAVEL TO A DOCTORS WITHOUT ORDERS HOSPITAL IN SYRIA IN 2013 SHE WAS KIDNAPPED BY ISIS THE NEXT DAY

HER PARENTS MARSHA AND CARL OPENED THEIR HOME TO THE TODAY SHOW IN 2015 >> I AM IN DENIAL I STILL EXPECT HER TO COME THROUGH THE DOOR>> Reporter: SHE WAS HELD CAPTIVE FOR 18 MONTHS DURING THAT TIME SHE WAS MOVED BY ISIS FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION, SOMETIMES PUT IN A ROOM WITH OTHER CAPTIVE WOMEN>> WE HAVE A FEW GIRLS WHO SPENT A SHORT TIME WITH KAYLA MUELLER BUT ALL OF THEM, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY, EVERYONE WE HAVE TALKED TO TALK ABOUT HER STRENGTH

>> Reporter: EVENTUALLY SHE WAS TAKEN BY THE HEAD OF ISIS AND ABUSE REPEATEDLY SHE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED AND 2015 AMONG HER CAPTORS, A GROUP OF BRITISH CITIZENS NICKNAMED THE BEATLES FOR THEIR ACCENT INCLUDING A MAN KNOWN AS THE HOTTIE JOHN WHO WOULD LATER BE KILLED IN A US

DRONE STRIKE AND THESE TWO WHO WERE CAPTURED IN SYRIA AND ARE HELD IN US CUSTODY IN THE PAST, THE MEN PRETENDED TO HAVE NO IDEA WHO KAYLA WAS

DID YOU EVER MEET KAYLA MUELLER? >> WHO? >> DIDN'T MEET ANYONE >> Reporter: IN AN INTERVIEW OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, THE TWO MEN GIVE DETAILED ACCOUNTS ABOUT HER, AND HOW THEY GOT HER PARENTS EMAIL ADDRESS, TO SEND RANSOM NOTES>> I TOOK THE EMAIL FROM HER MYSELF SHE WAS ALONE AND SHE WAS VERY SCARED IN A ROOM BY HERSELF, THAT NO ONE WOULD GO IN>> THEY WERE ADMITTED THEY WERE THERE OF COURSE, THEY WILL NOT TELL THE DARK SIDE OF THE STORY

>> Reporter: THE FAMILY AND OTHERS, WHO WERE ALSO KILLED BY ISIS HAS BEEN PRESSING FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO CHARGE THE MEN >> THE NEED TO BE BROUGHT HERE, THEY NEED TO BE PROSECUTED >> Reporter: THE CASE HAS BEEN HELD UP A BRITISH COURT RULED IN MARCH THAT THE UNITED STATES CAN'T USE CRUCIAL EVIDENCE AGAINST THE TWO MEN GATHERED BY BRITISH INVESTIGATORS, UNLESS, THE UNITED STATES PROMISES THEY WON'T RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY >> I DON'T THINK ANYTHING SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE TABLE

>> Reporter: THEY FEAR THE SO- CALLED BEATLES WILL GET A LIGHT SENTENCE IF TRIED IN THE UK >> THAT IS A RECRUITING TOOL FOR THE TERRORISTS THESE GUYS DID ALL THESE TERRIBLE THINGS BUT PART OF TORTURING AND KILLING AMERICANS WHERE THEY WALK AWAY IN FIVE YEARS THAT CAN'T HAPPEN>> WE ARE REACHING OUT TO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, DO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE DOJ, WE DON'T WANT THIS TO GO AWAY

>> Reporter: A TRIAL IN THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT KAYLA MUELLER WOULD HAVE WANTED SHE WOULD SAY >> THEY WOULD WANT THIS MEN TRIED BUT IF THEY'RE INNOCENT, AND SOMEHOW THEY BELIEVE THEY'RE INNOCENT AND THEY GO BEFORE A JURY AND PROVE IT YOU WILL HAVE TO GIVE US INFORMATION>> Reporter: INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP THE FAMILY BRING KAYLA MUELLER HOME >> BRING HER HOME AND THERE IS SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE MISSING PEOPLE OVER THERE

THAT'S WHAT SHE WOULD WANT >> THE FAMILY HAS BEEN SO MUCH, RICHARD AND NOW THIS HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT THESE TWO MEN WOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE UNITED STATES TO FACE CHARGES?>> Reporter: THERE IS THIS LEGAL ISSUE, THE COURT IN THIS COUNTRY IN THE UK RULED THAT THE IF THE UNITED STATES IS SEEKING THE DEATH PENALTY, THEN BRITISH AUTHORITIES WON'T HAND OVER THE EVIDENCE THEY HAVE AND THEY HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THESE MEN CLOSELY

THEY REALLY HAVE THE BEST EVIDENCE IF THE US DROPS THE DEATH PENALTY AND PURSUES LIFE SENTENCES, THAT LEGAL OBSTACLE WOULD GO AWAY THERE IS SOME NEGOTIATIONS THAT NEED TO TAKE PLACE TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO MOVE FORWARD, LEGALLY

BUT, THE FAMILIES DON'T WANT THIS CASE TO GO AWAY AND THAT'S WHY THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS TODAY WROTE AN OP-ED IN THE WASHINGTON POST URGING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE THIS CASE FORWARD>> IT'S ASTONISHING TO SEE THE TWO MEN TALKING ABOUT KAYLA MUELLER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THANK YOU VERY MUCH>>> WANTED FOR FOOD, LINES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, THE NATION HASN'T SEEN PAIN AND DESPAIR LIKE THIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION NEARLY ONE CENTURY AGO AND NOW, IN EIGHT DAYS, THE C

ARES ACT RUNS OUT

>> FINANCES VERY CHALLENGING>> IT IS UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, WE NEED TO WORK OR WE NEED HELP PLEASE >> Reporter: OVERALL, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ACROSS THE NATION IS 111% AND EVEN WORSE AND SOME LARGE CITIES LIKE LA, WHERE IT IS 19

5% AND IN NEW YORK CITY, 204%>>> COMMISSIONER TONY IS THE COMMISSIONER OF NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, TONY IS WITH ME SINCE DAY ONE AND SHE HE HAS DONE AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB IT IS ONE OF THE HARDEST POSITIONS IN STATE GOVERNMENT RUNNING THE CORRECTION SYSTEM TONY HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB SO I WANT TO THANK THEM, IT IS A PLEASURE TO BE WITH HIM TODAY AND TO MY IMMEDIATE RIGHT THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR AND TO THE IMMEDIATE LEFT GARRETT RHODES, DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THAT THE PERMIT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES AND KELLY CUMMINGS TO GARRETT'S LEFT, AS YOU KNOW, SHE IS THE DIRECTOR OF STATE OPERATIONS

AND SHE HAS DONE A REMARKABLE JOB THIS HAS BEEN A STRESS TEST FOR GOVERNMENT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY GOVERNMENT HAD TO PERFORM AND NOT ABOUT JUST TALKING, IT WAS NOT JUST ABOUT RHETORIC AND PONTIFICATION BUT IT WAS ABOUT PERFORMANCE THAT'S WHAT GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO DO WE'VE LOST SIGHT OF THAT FOR A LONG TIME

WE SAW TOXIC GOVERNMENT BECAME A POLITICAL EXERCISE IF YOU TOOK THE RIGHT POLITICAL POSITIONS, THEN YOU DID YOUR GOVERNMENT DUTIES NO NO NO GOVERNMENT HAS TO WORK AND HAS TO OPERATE AND FUNCTION AND, WE'VE SEEN UNDER THIS COVID- 19 STRESS TEST, WHAT GOVERNMENT COULD ACTUALLY PERFORM AND WHAT GOVERNMENTS COULDN'T PERFORM AND ALL THOSE LOGISTICAL THINGS, SETTING UP TESTING SITES AND COORDINATING LABS, DOING THIS CONTACT TRACING IT WAS HARD TO THE GOVERNMENT NEVER HAD A TALONS LIKE THAT BEFORE

IN MY LIFETIME NEVER I VERY PROUD OF THE WAY THE EMPLOYEES OF NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT RESPONDED AND I AM PROUD OF KELLY'S LEADERSHIP LET'S TALK ABOUT TODAY WHERE WE ARE DAY 145

A BRIGHT, SUNNY DAY, GOOD NEWS ALL GOOD NEWS 760 HOSPITALIZATIONS, LOWEST SINCE MARCH 18 THE NUMBER OF DEATHS 13 WE DON'T LIKE TO LOSE ANYONE, OBVIOUSLY AND THEY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS BUT THAT IS GOOD NEWS, RELATIVE TO WHERE WE WERE

THE THREE DAY AVERAGE OF LIES LOFT IS DOWN TO EIGHT THAT IS GOOD NEWS NUMBER OF TEST YESTERDAY, 69,000 TESTS AND 811 POSITIVE THAT IS 11% POSITIVE RATE AND THAT IS ALSO GOOD NEWS

YOU LOOK ACROSS THE REGIONS OF THE STATE AND YOU SEE ALL GOOD NEWS YOU SEE A LITTLE TICK IN THE CAPITAL REGION, ALBANY REGION WE HAD A LITTLE MORE THAN 30 POSITIVES FROM ONE JULY 4 PARTY ONE PARTY 30 POSITIVES, 28 POSITIVES YOU UNDERSTAND WHY WE SAY ONE BAD EVENT, ONE BAD GROUP CAN BE A REAL PROBLEM

ONE PARTY A 30 PEOPLE REMEMBER WHAT WE WENT THROUGH IN NEW ROCHELLE? ONE SUPER SPREADER, THE FIRST HOTSPOT IN THE UNITED STATES, ONE PERSON MAKES A DIFFERENCE BUT ALL THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD THEY LOOK ACROSS NEW YORK CITY, LIKEWISE, ALL THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD BECAUSE IT IS GOOD, WE THEN SAY GOOD NEWS

THERE IS CLEAR, WE CONGRATULATE NEW YORK IS BECAUSE THEY'VE CLIMBED THE HIGHEST AND HARDEST MOUNTAIN AND WE ARE ON THE OTHER SIDE THE BIG CAUTION, THE BIG BUT IS WE DON'T WANT TO CLIMB AND MORE MOUNTAINS IT WAS NOT FUN IT TESTED THE CHARACTER OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE AND TESTED THE COMPETENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND, NEW YORKERS DID IT WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN

AND WE ARE WEARY OF NEW THREATS THAT ARE ON THE HORIZON AND THAT IS, THE BAD NEWS IS THE CONCERNING TREND THAT WE SEE AROUND THE COUNTRY PRIMARILY AND IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE LEARN THE LESSON OF WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS IS NOT THAT COVID-19 DESCENDED ON US YESTERDAY IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS IN NEW YORK, WE WERE AMBUSHED

THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE, NOBODY KNEW AND NOBODY TOLD US WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND THE SPIKE WAS ALREADY HAPPENING WE WERE AMBUSHED THAT'S NOT WHERE WE ARE TODAY, IT HAS BEEN SIX MONTHS WE KNOW WHAT COVID IS ABOUT WEIRD TALKING ABOUT TESTING AND TRACING AND QUARANTINING

IT'S BEEN SIX MONTHS LET'S AT LEAST LEARN THE LESSON OF THE PAST SIX MONTHS LET'S LEARN THE FACTS OF THE PAST SIX MONTHS WE ARE STILL HAVING THE SAME INANE POLITICAL DISCUSSION YOU SHOULD REOPEN A REOPEN RIGHT AWAY

NO NO THAT WAS NEVER THE QUESTION AND NOW WE ARE SIX MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DO THAT RIGHT? IT WASN'T ABOUT DO WE REOPEN OR NOT? THE QUESTION WAS ALWAYS YES YOU REOPEN OF COURSE YOU REOPEN

YOU REOPEN AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN BUT YOU HAVE TO BE SMART AND HOW YOU REOPEN YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE AND THE METRICS YOU STILL HAVE TODAY, PEOPLE WHO ARE OPERATING POLITICALLY, SUGGESTING JUST REOPEN JUST REOPEN EVEN PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ISN'T SAYING THAT ANYMORE

HE WAS THE MAIN BOOSTER OF THAT THEORY RIGHT? AND WE SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU RUSH A REOPENING WE HAVE THE PROOF OF SIX MONTHS OF EXPERIMENTS SOME STATES REOPENED RIGHT AWAY SOME STATES, NEW YORK SAID NO

LET'S DO A PHASED REOPENING, LET'S STUDY THE METRICS AND LET'S DO IT INTELLIGENTLY AND IN THE LONG RUN THAT WILL BE BETTER BECAUSE WE JUST REOPEN IMMEDIATELY, WE RUN THE RISK OF THE VIRUS GOING UP AND THEN WE HAVE TO CLOSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED IT IS NOT A QUESTION POLITICAL THEORY HE SAID, SHE SAID CONSERVATIVES SAY THIS AND THIS ONE SAID THAT

WE HAVE THE RESULTS WE WENT TO THE LAVERTY AND LABORATORY AND WE TESTED IT I SAID AT THIS TIME, WE EXPECT THE VIRUS MAY GO UP ONCE YOU START REOPENING WHY? BECAUSE THE ACTIVITY WILL INCREASE MORE ACTIVITY MORE SPREAD

WE STARTED REOPENING, WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED? THE NUMBER WENT DOWN IT DIDN'T GO UP IT WENT DOWN I WAS WRONG THAT'S A POSITIVE

I THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO GO UP, THE NUMBER WENT DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS A SMART REOPENING WE ARE ON TOP OF IT AND WE ARE STUDYING THE DATA AND ETC LOOK AT THE STATES THAT RUSHED TO REOPEN AND LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING LOOK AT OUR CURVE VERSUS THEIR CURVE, IT IS UNDENIABLE SO WHY ARE WE STILL HAVING THE SAME POLITICAL ARGUMENT? WE KNOW THAT RUSHED REOPENING'S DON'T WORK AND THE STATES THAT RUSHED TO REOPEN, ARE NOW RE-CLOSING

THAT'S ANOTHER NEW COVID WORD I DIDN'T THINK THERE IS ANOTHER WORD IS RE- CLOSING I'M SURE ZACH WILL POINT THAT OUT THAT I USED A WORD THAT DOESN'T EXIST RE-CLOSING IS A NEW WORD, I PROCLAIM IT A NEW WORD THEY ARE RE- CLOSING, HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN WITH THE ECONOMY? IT DIDN'T IT SET THE ECONOMY BACK YOU LOOK AT WHERE THIS COUNTRY IS VERSUS OTHER COUNTRIES, WE ARE BEHIND THE OTHER COUNTRIES

WE GOT THE VIRUS FROM EUROPE EUROPE NOW HAS THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL AND THEY ARE QUARANTINING US BECAUSE THEY DID A BETTER JOB SO, LEARN THE LESSONS AND LET'S STOP THIS NONPRODUCTIVE POLITICAL DEBATE THAT IS STILL GOING ON IN THIS STATE AND IN THIS COUNTRY NO POLITICS FOLLOW THE FACTS

THAT'S WHAT WE DID FROM DAY ONE WE DO FACE A THREAT FROM THE STATES THAT RUSHED THE REOPENING AND WERE NOT READY YOU TURN ON THE NEWS AND YOU LISTEN ALL DAY THERE ARE STILL PROBLEMS IN TESTING STATES DON'T HAVE TRACING OPERATIONS

STATES HAVE SOME COUNTY'S OPENING AND SOME COUNTIES CLOSING SOME COUNTIES HAVE THIS PLAN AND SOME COUNTIES HAVE THAT PLAN THEY RUSHED THE REOPENING AND THEY WERE NOT READY FOR THE REOPENING OR THEY JUST WERE NOT COMPETENT ENOUGH TO HANDLE THE REOPENING BECAUSE IT WAS RUSHED AND WE SEE THAT INCREASE, UNDENIABLE AND IS A THREAT TO NEW YORK

WE HAVE 39 STATES WITH AN INCREASE IN THREATS WE KNOW THAT THIS VIRUS TRAVELS WE KNOW THAT WE KNOW WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK WE KNOW THAT WE CANNOT HERMETICALLY SEALED THE STATE OF NEW YORK IN OUR OWN LITTLE BUBBLE

SO WHEN YOU SEE THE VIRUS GOING UP IN THESE OTHER STATES, IT POSES A THREAT TO NEW YORK OUR QUARANTINE ENFORCEMENT IS SERIOUS AND I WANT PEOPLE COMING INTO THIS STATE TO KNOW THAT STATES HAVE NEVER DONE BORDER CONTROL BEFORE WE HAD TO SCRAMBLE, IT WAS ANOTHER COVID-19 FIRST

BUT WE HAVE POLICE AT AIRPORTS, WHEN YOU LAND THERE IS A POLICE OFFICER THERE, YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT A FORM AS TO WHERE YOU ARE GOING IT IS ILLEGAL TO LEAVE THE AIRPORT WITHOUT FILLING OUT THE FORM AND THEN WE CAN FOLLOW UP FROM THE FORM WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE COMING TO NEW YORK SAYING I DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS A QUARANTINE

I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS A QUARANTINE THERE IS A QUARANTINE AND WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT AT THE SAME TIME WE STAND READY TO HELP OUR FELLOW AMERICANS AND THE OTHER STATES I HAVE SAID VERY CLEARLY ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP THEM ANYTIME, ANYWHERE WE WILL BE THERE WHY? BECAUSE FIRST OF ALL IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO

I SAT HERE AND I SAID TO THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHO WATCH THE BRIEFINGS WE NEED HELP I SAID PLEASE HELP US NEW YORK WAS IN THE MIDST OF THE CRISIS AND I ASKED FOR DOCTORS AND NURSES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO COME HELP US IN OUR EMERGENCY ROOMS 30,000 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED

I MEAN, HOW AWESOME IS THAT? THINK ABOUT THAT, 30,000 NURSES AND DOCTORS, WHO KNEW THE THREAT YO NO YOU KNOW THE THREAT ABOUT WORKING IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM NOT LIKE YOU'RE GOING IN BLINDLY 30,000 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED I MEAN, HOW BEAUTIFUL, HOW GENEROUS, HOW COURAGEOUS I WILL FLY TO NEW YORK AND GO INTO YOUR EMERGENCY ROOMS

I SAID, AT THAT TIME, WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING FOR US AND I SAID AT THAT TIME, WE WILL REPAY YOUR GRATITUDE NEW YORKERS, MEAN WHAT THEY SAY AND, NEW YORKERS ARE AN HONORABLE PEOPLE WHEN WE SAY WE WILL NEVER FORGET, AND WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU, WE MEAN IT

I REPRESENT NEW YORKERS THE WORDS CAME OUT OF MY MOUTH I SAID THEM ON BEHALF OF ALL NEW YORKERS WE ARE GOING TO HONOR WHAT WE SAID WE WILL BE THERE FOR YOU

AND WE ARE WORKING WITH GOVERNMENTS NOW, ATLANTA, HOUSTON, SAVANNAH, WE ARE WORKING WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTS, WHATEVER THEY NEED WE UNDERSTAND THEY ARE STRUGGLING AND WE UNDERSTAND THE PAIN AND WE WERE THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO THAT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO ALSO, PRACTICALLY, WE KNOW THAT IF WE DON'T CONTROL THE VIRUS IN THE OTHER STATES, THAT WE ARE THEN IN DANGER OF DEALING WITH THE SECOND WAVE NOT THE SECOND WAVE THEY TALKED ABOUT WHICH WAS A MUTATED VIRUS COMING BACK BUT THE SECOND RICOCHET OF THE FIRST WAVE, WE BECAUSE WE ARE STILL IN THE FIRST WAVE

BUT THE WAVE BOUNCED THROUGH THE WEST COAST AND IS NOW BOUNCING BACK LIKE A WAVE IN A BATHTUB AND THAT IS THE QUARANTINE, ETC SO WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A SELF-INTEREST IN ALL OF THIS AND, THE EXPRESSION I LIKE TO USE, A VIRUS ANYWHERE IS A VIRUS EVERYWHERE THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD

THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD WHEN WE FIRST SAW THE VIRUS IN CHINA IT WASN'T CHINA, IT WAS A MATTER OF DAYS BEFORE IT WAS HERE AND BY THE WAY, IT WAS A MATTER OF DAYS BEFORE IT WAS HERE ALSO, WE ARE MONITORING A SECOND THREAT WHICH IS THE RISING COVID RATES AMONG YOUNGER PEOPLE YOU LOOK AT THE AGE BRACKETS, BASICALLY FLAT OR DOWN EXCEPT FOR ONE GROUP

21 TO 30 YEARS OLD AND IT HAS PICKED UP FOUR POINTS, THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND WE KNOW WHY WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT YOU CAN SEE IT ON THE NEWS, YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE NEWSPAPERS AND YOU CAN SEE IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

IT IS NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IT IS HARD TO DEAL WITH IT BUT IT IS NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON YOU GET GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, IT IS WARM AND THEY ARE LOCKED UP FOR A LONG TIME AND WE LIKE TO SOCIALIZE I GET IT YOU DON'T SOCIALLY DISTANCE OR WEAR MASKS

THE VIRUS SPREADS AND IT IS HAPPENING TO YOUNG PEOPLE, THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY I RESPECT YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY, I FULLY RESPECT IT I WOULD ENSHRINE IT IN THE STATE LAW IF YOU WANTED TO KNOW

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTY BUT LET'S BE SMART ABOUT IT RIGHT? THERE IS AN ATTITUDE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE IMMUNE YOU ARE NOT 21 TO 30, THE VIRUS CAN KILL YOU

AND IF IT DOESN'T KILL YOU YOU CAN BRING IT HOME AND GIVE IT TO SOMEONE INADVERTENTLY AND IT CAN KILL THEM SO, THEY ARE LABORING UNDER FALSE PRETENSES AND I'VE HAD DOZENS AND DOZENS OF CONVERSATIONS AND I'VE HEARD THE MOST INANE RESPONSES THEY JUST DON'T KNOW THE FACTS THEY ARE DEALING WITH ASSUMPTIONS THAT ARE JUST NOT TRUE

SO FIRST, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE TO STEP UP AND DO THE ENFORCEMENT JOB I UNDERSTAND IT'S NOT POLITICALLY POPULAR, I UNDERSTAND IT IS HARD SOME PARTS OF THE STATE WE HAVE HEALTH PERSONNEL, LOCAL HEALTH PERSONNEL WHO HAVE GONE IN, WHO HAVE BEEN ACCOSTED I UNDERSTAND THAT BUT YOU HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW

JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE LAW THAT YOU ARE ENFORCING DOESN'T MEAN YOU DON'T ENFORCE THE LAW SEND THEM WITH A LOCAL POLICEMAN IF YOU NEED HELP, WE WILL GET YOU HELP WITH THE STATE POLICE BUT WE HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE TO DO UP IN NEW YORK CITY NYPD HAS TO ENFORCE THE LAW

NOT JUST THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WE ARE NEW YORK CITY CAN WE HAVE TO ENFORCE THE LAW, THE NYPD DOES THAT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY IN THE STATE POLICE ARE GOING TO STEP UP THEIR EFFORTS DRAMATICALLY, BUT, THEY CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT THE LOCAL POLICE I SAID THAT FROM DAY ONE ALSO, WE NEED TO GET THE FACTS TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE PARTICIPATING

AND THEY NEED THE FACTS AND WE ARE GOING TO START A VIDEO AD CAMPAIGN THAT IS TARGETED TO YOUNG PEOPLE, WHO COMMUNICATE SOME OF THE FACTS AND THE MISIMPRESSION THEY HAVE CAN YOU RUN THE AD PLEASE? >> I WORK OUT EVERY DAY, COVID WON'T KILL ME >> I'M 24, COVID WON'T KILL ME >> I HAVE ANTIBODIES, COVID WON'T COMPUTE >> I'M TRYING TO NOT PARTY

COVID WON'T COMPUTE >> I'M 23, COVID WON'T COME IN >> I HAVEN'T GOTTEN IT YET, COVID WON'T KILL ME >> FAMOUS LAST WORDS, DON'T LET THEM BE YOURS BE NEW YORK TOUGH AND SMART AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE, WEAR A MASK, MASK UP AMERICA>> THAT'S WHAT YOU HEAR

WHEN YOU TALK TO A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE THERE IS A TOTAL MISCONCEPTION OF THEIR VULNERABILITY, TO THIS DISEASE AND WE HOPE THAT THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE ALSO WASHINGTON IS DISCUSSING A SUPPLEMENTAL BILL TO HELP WITH THE COVID- 19 CRISIS , THIS GRIDLOCK AND DISPUTE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL FUND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO HEALTH IT IS VERY SIMPLE

IF THEY WANT TO GET THIS ECONOMY BACK RUNNING, YOU HAVE TO FUND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THERE IS NO ECONOMIC MODEL OR RESEARCH THAT SAYS THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO BALANCE AND COME BACK WITHOUT LOCAL GOVERNMENT THE ECONOMIC RESEARCH SAYS THE EXACT OPPOSITE LISTEN TO CHAIRMAN POWELL, EVEN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAYS THE DATA SHOWS THAT IF YOU DON'T FUND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND THEY HAVE TO DO DRAMATIC CUTS, THAT WILL HURT THE ECONOMY THESE REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO SAY WELL, THEY DON'T WANT TO MAKE THE TAXPAYER PAY TO BAILOUT BLUE STATES, DEMOCRATIC STATES

INITIALLY, DEMOCRATIC STATES ARE THE STATES THAT HAVE THE MOST COVID- 19 CASES BUT NOT TRUE ANYMORE YOU NOW HAVE REPUBLICAN STATES THAT ARE SUFFERING WORSE THAN DEMOCRATIC STATES RIGHT? AND THIS HYPER POLITICAL WASHINGTON ATTITUDE, WHY SHOULD A REPUBLICAN SENATE GIVE FUNDS TO DEMOCRATIC STATES? IT IS NOT EVEN TRUE IT IS THE EPITOME OF HYPOCRISY

THESE REPUBLICAN STATES HAVE BEEN TAKING MONEY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC STATES FOR YEARS FOR YEARS YOU LOOK AT WHO GIVES AND WHO TAKES, IF YOU WANT TO GET TO THAT BASIS, NEW YORK GIVES $29 BILLION, NEW JERSEY GIVES $18 BILLION, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT PAY MORE INTO THE FEDERAL PALE THAN THEY TAKE OUT YOU KNOW WHO TAKES OUT? THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS, WHO ARE MAKING THIS ARGUMENT VIRGINIA TAKES OUT 82 BILLION AND MARYLAND TAKES OUT 42 BILLION

SENATOR McCONNELL, SENATOR RAND WE WANT TO SAVE TAXPAYERS MONEY YOU KNOW HOW YOU DO THAT? DON'T TAKE SO MUCH MONEY OUT OF THE TILL YOU TAKE A $37 BILLION MORE THAN YOU PUT IN YOU WANT TO HELP, TAP THE TAXPAYERS AND PUT THE MONEY BACK THAT YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING FOR YEARS THAT'S HOW YOU HELPED TAXPAYERS

A QUESTION OF FEDERAL TROOPS IN NEW YORK CITY THE PRESIDENT HAS SENT TROOPS TO PORTLAND, OREGON THE PRESIDENT SENT TROOPS TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT SENDING TROOPS TO OTHER CITIES FOR THE PRESIDENT SUGGESTED HE WOULD SEND TROOPS TO NEW YORK CITY TROOPS, FEDERAL AGENTS AND ETC

I SPOKE TO THE PRESIDENT ABOUT DIFFERENT I DO BELIEVE THERE IS ANY JUSTIFICATION TO SEND FEDERAL TROOPS TO FEDERAL AGENTS TO NEW YORK CITY I TOLD HIM THAT THERE IS NO FEDERAL PROPERTY THAT IS IN DANGER, THAT COULD JUSTIFY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SENDING AGENTS THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW IS CLEAR ON THIS, THE NATION DOES NOT HAVE A FEDERAL POLICE FORCE TO DEPLOY IN THEIR DISCRETION POLICING IS LEFT UP TO THE STATES

THE PRESIDENT AND I HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION AND HE SAID HE WOULD NOT BE SENDING TROOPS INTO NEW YORK CITY HE DID NOT SAY EVER, INFINITELY HE SAID WE WOULD TALK BEFORE HE DID ANYTHING AND, NEW YORK WAS NOT INCLUDED YESTERDAY IN THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WAS SENDING TROOPS INTO CHICAGO IF THE PRESIDENT WERE TO DO THAT, OF COURSE, WE WOULD SUE AND I BELIEVE IT IS BLATANTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL

BUT A LAWSUIT IN THIS CASE WOULD ALSO NOT BE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AS A SHORT-TERM MEASURE THERE ARE NUMEROUS LAWSUITS, PORTLAND, OREGON HAS SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAYORS HAVE SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE LAWSUITS TAKE TIME AND, FOR THAT LAWSUIT TO WORK ITS WAY THROUGH THE COURTS, YOU WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME

I THINK IF THEY SENT IN FEDERAL AGENTS, I THINK IT WOULD BE INFLAMMATORY AND I THINK IT WOULD BE POURING GASOLINE ON A FIRE AND THAT'S THE LAST THING WE NEED IN NEW YORK CITY SO THE PRESIDENT SAID HE HEARD ME AND HE SAID HE WOULDN'T DO IT HE SAID THAT WE WOULD TALK IF ANYTHING CHANGED AND, IT WAS A GOOD CONVERSATION AND I'M GOING TO HOLD THE PRESIDENT TO HIS WORD

AND I HAVE NO REASON TO BELIEVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THAT AND THE PRESIDENT SAID IF THERE WAS A CHANGE, WE WOULD HAVE A CONVERSATION FIRST BUT, I WILL STAY ON TOP OF THIS AND MONITOR IT AND WE WILL SEE WHERE WE GO FROM HERE BUT, SO FAR, THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT SAID ANYTHING DIFFERENT THAN WE HAD ON THE CONVERSATION BUT IN THE MEANTIME NEW YORK CITY MUST FOCUS ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES THE RATIONALE USED IN CHICAGO WAS CRIME

WE HAVE HAD CRIME INCREASING IN NEW YORK CITY GOING TO GET ON THAT THE HOMELESSNESS, THE GRAFFITI SO WE HAVE WORK TO DO IN NEW YORK, LONG-TERM, FOR NEW YORK CITY, WE WILL NEED A SIGNIFICANT EFFORT TO RESTART THE ECONOMY AND I'VE SAID THAT FROM DAY ONE REIMAGINE THE ECONOMY AND REBUILD THE ECONOMY, YOU HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO LOVE NEW YORK CITY AND THEY LEFT WHEN COVID WAS AT THE HEIGHT

YOU DIDN'T HAVE THIS TRANSFORMATION IN THE ECONOMY WHERE PEOPLE WERE HOME FOR FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS, WORKING FROM HOME AND THEY WERE INTRODUCED TO A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS AND YOU SEE BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY STARTING TO MODIFY THEIR BEHAVIOR, MAYBE I DON'T NEED TO BE IN THE CITY MAYBE I DON'T NEED ALL THAT COMMERCIAL SPACE MAYBE I CAN HAVE HALF MY WORKFORCE WORK FROM HOME

MAYBE I CAN STAY IN MY SUMMERHOUSE AND WORK FROM MY SUMMER HOUSE AND NOT PAY THE NEW YORK CITY INCOME TAX SO, THIS IS A VERY DELICATE MOMENT THAT WE ARE IN YOU PUT ON TOP OF THAT THE CRIME INCREASE AND PUT ON TOP OF THAT THE SCENES OF LOOTING THAT WE'VE SEEN AND YOU PUT ON TOP OF THAT, ISSUES WITH THE HOMELESS OR ISSUES WITH GRAFFITI IT IS A BAD COMBINATION THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO ADDRESS ONE THING AT A TIME, WE HAD TO GET THROUGH THE CURRENT CRISIS WHICH IS DEALING WITH COVID

BUT, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THERE IS NO SECOND WAVE, ETC BUT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE WORK TO DO, TO RESTART AND REJUVENATE THE ECONOMY THERE ARE NOTE TWO WAYS ABOUT THAT ONE OF THE BEST THINGS WE'VE DONE IS THE AMOUNT OF TESTING THAT WE HAVE DONE YOU LOOK AT THESE OTHER STATES THAT ARE STILL HAVING TROUBLE ON TESTING AND THERE HAVE A LONG TIME AROUND ON TESTING

TESTING IS YOUR EYES AND EARS IN THE SITUATION EVERYTHING IS ANECDOTAL WITHOUT TESTING YOU HAVE THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS BUT THAT IS A LAGGING INDICATOR YES

I HAVE SAID IT WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO CITY OFFICIALS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, THE CITY GOVERNMENT ABOUT IT I SAID IT MULTIPLE TIMES BUT YES IT IS A SIGNIFICANT AND GROWING PROBLEM BUT ONE THAT SHOULD HAVE A FEDERAL INTERVENTION >> PREVENTING THEM FROM COMING BACK INTO THE CITY AND HELPING THE CITY HAVE AN ECONOMIC RESURGENCE OR REVERSE? >> I'M NOT SAYING WE KNOW THE ELEMENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT

AT ONE POINT WE HAVE A COVID HOT SPOT WE KNOW PEOPLE LEAVING THE CITY FOR THEIR HOMES IN THE HAMPTONS, HUDSON VALLEY YOUNG PEOPLE GOING BACK TO WHEREVER THEY GREW UP, CHICAGO, ET CETERA, WE HAVE TO GET THEM BACK WE KNOW COMPLICATING THAT IS GOING TO BE THIS ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION HAPPENING WHERE PEOPLE ARE WORKING FROM HOME AND REEVALUATING THEIR BASIC BUSINESS MODALITY THEY'RE DOING THAT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY

MAYBE THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO BACK MAYBE I CAN SEND — KEEP HALF MY WORKFORCE HOME THAT IS HAPPENING EVERYWHERE WE KNOW YOU ALSO HAVE — HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME AN INCREASE IN CRIME YOU HAVE THE INCIDENCES OF LOOTING

YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE CITY NOW, THEY WILL SAY THERE'S THE — THE HOMELESS PROBLEM IS WORSE THE GRAFFITI PROBLEM IS WORSE SO YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE ELEMENTS HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME AND IT IS NOT A GOOD COMBINATION OF ELEMENTS WHICH ONES ARE MORE IMPACTFUL THAN OTHER ONES, I DON'T KNOW

MY INSTINCT IS IF I HAD TO GUESS, I WOULD GUESS THAT THE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION HAS THE MOST POTENTIAL IMPACT IF BUSINESS IS JUST A SIDE, I DON'T NEED TO PAY FOR $25,000 — 25,000 SQUARE FEET OF SPACE I DON'T NEED IT THEY WORK FROM HOME FOR FOUR MONTHS IT WAS FINE

THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM AND THE OTHER FACTORS ARE AGGRAVATING FACTORS MORE AGGRAVATING FACTORS THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS FOR NEW YORK CITY, WHY DO YOU PAY A HIGH RENT? WHY DO YOU PAY THE INCOME TAX SURCHARGE? GREATEST RESTAURANTS IN THE WORLD GREATEST CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD

I LOVE BROADWAY OKAY BUT THOSE THINGS ARE NOT OPERATING NOW SO THAT IS AN ELEMENT >> YOU MENTIONED THAT THE STATE HAS ONLY TESTED 10% OF THE INMATES ACROSS THE BOARD IN THE STATE

[UNDISCERNIBLE] >> I'M CURIOUS IF THERE ARE ANY PLANS TO INCREASE TESTING AMONG INMATES AND IF THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS ONGOING? >> YEAH LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE TALKING APPLES AND APPLES THE EARLIER TESTS WE DID WAS AN ANTIBODY TEST THE ANTIBODY TEST SAYS DID YOU HAVE THE COVID VIRUS IN THE PAST? THAT WAS — WAS THAT 10%? DOES ANYBODY REMEMBER? WHATEVER IT WAS IT WAS ABOUT 10%

THIS TEST IS WHAT IS CALLED THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST, SNAPSHOT TODAY THIS IS WHAT THE INFECTION RATE IS WE TESTED THE 5 AND OVER ASYMPTOMATIC WE TEST ANYONE WHO IS SYMPTOMATIC ASYMPTOMATIC, 55 AND OVER JUST ON THE THEORY OF, WELL, THESE PEOPLE ARE IN A VULNERABLE CLASS

LET'S SIGH HOW MANY ARE INFECTED NOW BUT ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS THAT WE SAW TODAY IS THAT RIGHT, TONY >> DO YOU HAVE THOSE NUMBERS FOR THE OVERALL POPULATION >> I JUST WANT TO MAKE CLEAR

WE TESTED PRISONERS THE SAME AS SOMEONE OUTSIDE IF YOU CAME INTO CONTACT KNOWN TO HAVE CORONAVIRUS OR IF YOU WERE SYMPTOMATIC, YOU GOT A CORONAVIRUS TEST THEN YOU WERE HOSPITALIZED IF THAT WAS NECESSARY OR YOU WERE QUARANTINED OFF AND YOU WERE THEN MONITORED AS THE VIRUS PROGRESSED SO PRISONERS THE ENTIRE — THROUGH THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF CORONAVIRUS WERE TREATED THE EXACT SAME WAY AS THE GENERAL POPULATION WHAT THE GOVERNOR ASKED DOCS TO DO, WHICH THEY DID, EVERY SINGLE PRISONER THAT WAS 55 AND OVER REGARDLESS IF THEY WERE IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH CORONAVIRUS OR IF THEY WERE SYMPTOMATIC, BLANKET TEST EVERY SINGLE PERSON SO WE HAVE A CHECK OF EVERYONE IN THE PRISON SYSTEM WE KNEW WHAT THE CASE WAS AND THERE WASN'T AN OUTBREAK IN THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM

THE WEBSITE HASN'T BEEN UPDATED WITH THE RESULTS IT WILL BE UPDATED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE NECESSARY CONFERENCE THERE HAD BEEN NO OUTBREAK AND THE 55 AND OVER POPULATION, IT WAS 19% FOR POSITIVE AND THOSE PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL IF NECESSARY

IN THIS INSTANCE, BECAUSE THEY WERE ALL ASYMPTOMATIC, I DON'T THINK THAT WAS NECESSARY OR THEY WERE QUARANTINED AND THEY ARE BEING MONITORED >> I WILL TELL YOU WHY WE DID IT THERE HAVE BEEN — IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING AT NIGHT AND YOU WATCH MANY HOURS OF NEWS PROGRAMMING, WHICH IS AN INFLICTION — DOUBLE INFLICTION — AFFLICTION THAT I HAVE YOU HAVE HAD OUTBREAKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN PRISONS THAT HAVE BEEN QUITE SIGNIFICANT

THINK ABOUT IT IN SOME WAYS IT IS WORSE THAN ANY OTHER CONGREGATE FACILITY, RIGHT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE REALLY ON TOP OF ONE ANOTHER SO YOU'VE HAD PRISONS THAT HAVE HAD SERIOUS OUTBREAKS THAT'S WHEN WE DECIDED TO TEST EVERYBODY, EVEN IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC

[UNDISCERNIBLE QUESTION] >> FIRST OF ALL, I GET YOUR WORLD SITUATION THIS IS NOT A NEW YORK SITUATION REMEMBER WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID IS THEY PASSED A NEW UNEMPLOYMENT LAW WITH NEW REQUIREMENTS, NEW REGULATIONS THEY THEN NEGATED TO THE STATES AND SAID ADMINISTER IT I TALK TO GOVERNORS ALL DAY LONG

YOU LOOK AT HOW NEW YORKERS HANDLED THIS VERSUS THE OTHER STATES WE HAVE DONE A MARKEDLY BETTER JOB THAN ANY STATE EVEN WITH A MUCH HIGHER NUMBER YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT YET GOTTEN THEIR CHECK COMPARED TO ANY OTHER STATE, WE HAVE DONE MARKEDLY BETTER AT THE SAME TIME, IF YOU'RE THE ONE WAITING FOR YOUR CHECK, IT IS A PROBLEM THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE HEARING FROM ARE NOT GENERALLY PEOPLE WHO ARE THE RUN OF THE MILL APPLICATION

THERE ARE A LOT OF APPLICATIONS THAT ARE PROBLEMATIC NOT EVERYBODY GETS A CHECK YOU HAVE TO MEET CERTAIN FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS YOUR INCOME, YOUR SITUATION, YOUR BANK ACCOUNT AND WE WIND UP WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO FILE AND THEN THERE'S AN ISSUE

AND LOOK, YOU ALSO HAVE A REAL SITUATION AT THE SAME TIME GOING ON WHERE YOU'VE HAD SOME MASSIVE FRAUDS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON I MEAN, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS RIGHT BECAUSE YOU PUT A BIG POT OF CASH OUT THERE AND YOU SAY CALL AND GET YOUR CHECK YOU'RE SEEING SCAMS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY

SO WE'RE WORKING TO ACCELERATE THE CHECKS GETTING OUT THE DOOR BUT I HAVE A LITTLE VOICE IN MY HEAD THAT SAYS BEWARE WHEN THE PENDULUM COMES BACK AND THERE'S AN AUDIT AFTERWARDS THAT SAYS NEW YORK STATE GAVE OUT CHECKS TO PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN THE MONEY, WHICH IS INEVITABLE THEN I WILL SAY WE WERE RUSHING TO MOVE THE CHECKS QUICKLY BECAUSE WE WANTED TO GET MONEY OUT TO PEOPLE AND EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM IS GOING TO SAY, BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER GIVEN A CHECK TO A PERSON WHO DIDN'T DESERVE THE CHECK YOU SHOULD HAVE IS AUDITED THEM FIRST AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE RIGHT

BUT LET ME — MELISSA HAS THE NUMBERS I WANTED TO GIVE YOU CON TEXT >> SO THE WAY THAT WE CALCULATE THIS IS WE LOOK AT CLAIM THAT'S ARE THREE WEEKS AND OLDER BECAUSE ON A SUNNY DAY IN JULY WHEN THE ECONOMY IS RUNNING PERFECTLY, IT TAKES TWO TO THREE WEEKS TO PROCESS A CLAIM AND GET MONEY OUT THE DOOR AS OF THIS MORNING, THERE ARE 1259 CLAIMS THAT ARE THREE WEEKS OR OLDER SO ANY CLAIM RIGHT NOW OTHER THAN 1259 ARE WITHIN THE THREE WEEKS THAT ON A SUNNY DAY? JULY WHEN THE ECONOMY IS HUMMING, WOULD TAKE ISSUE

I THOUGHT THE SYSTEM HAD GREATLY IMPROVED AND I WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW UP AND HEAR WHO YOU ARE HEARING FROM TO SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT >> HOW MANY HAVE WE PROCESSED >> 32 MILLION PEOPLE SINCE THE START OF THIS >> OF THOSE 1,200, THERE ARE GOING TO BE ISSUES WITH PEOPLE

IT IS NOT EVERYBODY ASKS FOR A CHECK GETS A CHECK >> SO PEOPLE WHO ARE DIALING THEIR PHONE ALL DAY EVERY DAY CAN FINALLY GET THROUGH TO SOMEONE AND SAY HEY WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY CLAIM >> THE CALLS ACTUALLY HAVE IMPROVED A LOT THERE WAS A GLITCH ON SUNDAY NIGHT WITH THE POOL OF CLAIMS AND IT CAUSED MANY PEOPLE TO CALL THAT WAS RESOLVED AND PEOPLE ARE NOW GETTING PAID

BUT THAT CAUSED A LITTLE — IT WAS BASICALLY A TECHNICAL ERROR THAT HAS BEEN RESOLVED THERE WAS AN UPTICK THIS WEEK >> [UNDISCERNIBLE QUESTION] >> YEAH THE NUMBERS ARE DOWN SO LOW

>> YEAH WE HIRED GOOGLE TO DO A WEBSITE WE HIRED 3,000 PEOPLE 3,000 TO WORK THE PHONES AND THE WEBSITE IF THE VOLUME WAS THAT INCREDIBLY HIGH

AND YOU HAVE TO CHECK THE FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR EVERY PERSON IF YOU ONLY HAVE 1200 — HOW MANY WERE PROCESSED >> 1259 THAT ARE OLDER THAN THREE WEEKS >> 1259 OLDER THAN THREE WEEKS AND HOW MANY PROCESSED TOTAL

>> 32 MILLION >> 32 MILLION PROCESSED 1200 OVER THREE WEEKS

AND THEN WHAT PERCENT OF THOSE HAD ISSUES THAT HAVE TO BE WORKED OUT? WHAT PERCENT IS THE FRAUD GOING TO BE >> I KNOW YOU TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE [UNDISCERNIBLE QUESTION] I'M WONDERING IF YOU COULD ELABORATE ON THE DISCREPANCY HAVE YOU SEEN THE AVERAGE TIME WORSEN THE PAST THREE WEEKS? HAVE YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT? IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT THE STATE CAN DO? >> HERE ARE THE FACTS THE TESTING — THE AMOUNT OF TIME TO GET BACK A TEST IS GOING UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY

PERIOD WHY? BECAUSE THE NATIONAL LABORATORY THAT'S DO THE TESTS, THEY ARE GETTING OVERWHELMED WITH ALL OF THESE STATES WHO ARE NOW GOING TO THE NATIONAL LABS CAVEAT WHY AREN'T THE STATES DEVELOPING THEIR OWN LABS IN STATE? WE HAVE 200 LABS IN STATE THEY SHOULD BE DOING THAT RATHER THAN JUST GOING TO THE NATIONAL LABS

TRUE BUT THAT'S MORE COMPLICATED IN NEW YORK, ABOUT 70% OF THE TESTS ARE DONE BY NATIONAL LABS THERE IS NO DELAY IN THAT 70% OF LABS BECAUSE WE APPROPRIATE THE TESTS AMONG THOSE LABS DEPENDING ON THEIR VOLUME SO IF ONE LAB IS GETTING SLOW, WE HAVE 200 LABS IN THE CUE WE CAN ALLOCATE AMONG THE 200

ABOUT 30% OF OUR TESTS ARE DONE BY NATIONAL LABS THAT 30% IS GETTING LONGER IT IS BECAUSE IT IS RUNNING INTO THE NATIONAL BACKLOG NOT A NEW YORK STATE BACKLOG, BUT A NATIONAL BACKLOG

SO 70% OF THE TESTS, NO ISSUE 30% OF THE TESTS GOING TO THE NATIONAL LABS, THEY HAVE SLOWED DOWN BECAUSE THE NATIONAL LABS HAVE SLOWED DOWN AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS WORKING ON SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES FOR THE NATIONAL LABS, WHICH IS PART OF IT THE STATE'S NATIONALLY HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB OF USING THEIR LOCAL LABS TO INCREASE CAPACITY BUT THAT IS GOING ON

AND GARRETT CAN GIVE YOU SPECIFIC NUMBERS HERE'S WHAT WORSE WHAT'S WORSE IS IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO COME TO FLU SEASON AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE BASICALLY SAID TO ALL OF THE LABS IN THE STATE, WORK 7 DAYS A DAY DOING COVID TESTS

AND THEY ARE COME FLU SEASON, THAT'S THEIR BUSY SEASON AND THEY'RE GOING TO START TO SAY WE HAVE TO RUN FLU TESTS ALSO THE FLU TEST — WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE A WAY AROUND THIS BUT WE DON'T HAVE ONE RIGHT NOW THE FLU TEST WILL EAT AT THE CAPACITY OF THE COVID TEST

THAT IS COMPOUNDING THIS FEAR OF A SECOND WAVE IN THE FALL BUT — >> YOU LOOK AT HOW TESTING WORKS IN NEW YORK WE HAVE OVER 800 TESTING SITES THESE ARE NOT LABS BUT TESTING SITES IF YOU WANT TO GET TESTED, YOU WOULD SIGN UP AND GO FOR AN APPOINTMENT AND THEY WOULD SWAB YOUR NOSE

THEN THEY WOULD SEND THAT SPECIMEN TO A LAB AS THE GOVERNOR SAYS, OVER 70% OF TESTING, THOSE AREN'T GOING TO THE LABS THAT YOU SEE LONGER DELAYS WE HAD 69,000 TESTS YESTERDAY 50,000 DID NOT GO TO THE LABS THAT ARE SEEING LONG DELAYS OF THOSE OVER 50,000, THE MEDIAN IS ABOUT TWO DAYS

SO YES WHILE YOU ARE GETTING THOSE REPORTS AND IT IS OBVIOUSLY ANY LAG IS NOT DESIRABLE, THE MAJORITY OF TESTING IS — IN NEW YORK IS HAPPENING ON A MUCH SHORTER TIME FRAME WHICH MOST OTHER STATES RIGHT NOW CAN'T SAY THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE WORK THAT THE GOVERNOR DID TO DEVELOP THIS HUGE NETWORK OF LABS HERE IN THE STATE THAT ARE DOING THAT KIND OF TESTING >> THOSE ARE YOUR NUMBERS LET ME MAKE SURE I HEARD THEM RIGHT WE DID 69,000 TESTS

OF THE 69,000, 50,000 HAD A 26 DAY TURNAROUND 9,000 WERE LONGER — WHATEVER THAT WAS BUT 50 OF THE — 50 TO 69 SO THE OTHER 19

RIGHT >> THE OTHER 19 YOU'RE SEEING SIX TO TEN DELAY AVERAGE DELAYS SOMETIMES IT WILL HAVE LONGER SOMETIMES SHORTER THE LAB CAN ALSO PRIORITIZE WHAT KIND OF SAMPLE WE'RE COMING IN

PEOPLE THAT ARE SYMPTOMATIC THERE IS TESTING REQUIRED BEFORE PEOPLE HAVE ELECTIVE SURGERY THEY CAN PRIORITIZE THOSE AS WELL RAPID RESULTS, UNTIL WE HAVE THAT ON A MASS SCALE, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO RELY ON A SYSTEM OF SENDING IT TO LABS THE KEY HERE IS THAT EVERY STATE NEEDS TO DO WHAT NEW YORK HAS DONE AND DEVELOP THIS INTERNAL NETWORK OF LABS

WE HAVE SOME LABS THAT DO A THOUSAND TESTS A DAY, SOME LABS DO THOUSANDS OF TESTS PER DAY ON LESS THAN ONE DAY TURN AROUNDS IF YOU HAVE THAT ON A NATIONWIDE SCALE, IT WOULD TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF OF THE NATIONAL LABS AND SEE BETTER TURN AROUND TIMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> THIS IS THE TENSION BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE STATES ON TESTING WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL SAY THE STATES HAVE TO DO A BETTER JOB, THEY SAY WE NEED MORE HELP FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IT IS TRUE ON BOTH ENDS SOME OF THE NATIONAL LABS SAY OUR PROBLEM IS SUPPLY CHAIN

A LOST THE SUPPLIES COME FROM CHINA THEY NEED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO HELP THEM WITH THE SUPPLY CHAIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS TO THE STATE, YOU CAN'T ALL BE GOING TO NATIONAL LABS THERE ARE ONLY TEN BIG NATIONAL LABS YOU CAN'T HAVE THE ENTIRE NATION GOING TO THE TEN LABS

STATES, YOU HAVE TO USE THE SMALLER LABS IN YOUR STATES ALSO WHICH IS HARDER FOR A STATE TO DO EACH LAB IS SMALL YOU GET 400 TESTS HERE, 400 TESTS HERE IT IS HARD TO DO

IT IS EASIER FOR STATES TO SAY I'M GOING TO CONTRACT WITH NATIONAL LABS AND THAT'S IT SO IT IS BOTH ENDS OF THE EQUATION >> ALSO A LOT OF THE GATHERINGS ARE NOT IN BARS AND RESTAURANTS SO WHAT WILL YOU DO ABOUT THAT? ALSO WHERE IS THE PSA GOING TO BE RUNNING WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY SEE IT >> WE'RE GOING TO RUN IT IN NEW YORK STATE

WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE AD COUNCIL WHICH RUNS THE AD NATIONWIDE >> IN TERMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA >> ARE YOU ASKING ME — >> LIKE WHERE THEY CAN SEE IT >> WHAT STATIONS >> YEAH

>> THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WATCH THAT'S WHAT I WATCH I WATCH THE YOUNG PEOPLE I'M LIKE THE 21 TO 30 IN TERMS OF ORIENTATION, YOU KNOW >> BECAUSE WE ARE TARGETING IT AT 20 AND 30- YEAR-OLDS AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WE WILL BE DOING A BIG SOCIAL MEDIA PUSH

FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND A LOST THE NEWS SITES THAT WE KNOW ARE HEAVILY TRAFFICKED >> I RELATE TO THE 20 TO 30- YEAR-OLDS I DO CULTURALLY, I'M THERE [UNDISCERNIBLE] >> THERE ARE HOUSE PARTIES, RIGHT, JULY 4th PARTY IN ALBANY, 30 POSITIVE

THE MAIN PROBLEM ARE BARS, RESTAURANTS BECAUSE 21 TO 30, YOU JUST DON'T HAVE A GATHERING ON A STREET CORNER AND DO BIRD WATCHING ALCOHOL IS OFTEN INVOLVED THE ALCOHOL HAS TO COME FROM A BAR OR A RESTAURANT THAT'S WHY THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY ARE IN CONNECTION WITH A BAR OR RESTAURANT NOT TO BELABOR THIS, IN NEW YORK STATE, WE HAVE ONE LICENSE FOR A BAR AND RESTAURANT

WE DON'T HAVE A SEPARATE BAR LICENSE AND A RESTAURANT LICENSE MOST OTHER STATES HAVE TWO LICENSES ONE FOR A BAR AND ONE FOR A RESTAURANT WHEN THEY OPENS OUTDOOR DINING, THEY OPENED JUST THE RESTAURANT LICENSES NONE OF THEM, VERY FEW OPENED BARS

OKAY THE PRESIDENT NOW SAYS YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T GO INTO BARS, RIGHT MOST STATES DID NOT OPEN BARS SINCE WE ONLY HAVE ONE LICENSE, WE REOPENED BARS AND RESTAURANTS BUT IT WAS FOR OUTDOOR DINING

IT WAS NOT FOR OUTDOOR DRINKING THE BARS SERVING OUTDOOR DRINKING, THAT WAS NEVER LEGAL THERE WAS NO BAR LICENSE THAT ALLOWED YOU TO HAVE A BLOCK PARTY IN FRONT OF THE BAR THAT WAS NEVER ALLOWED THIS QUESTION OF FOOD WITH THE ALCOHOL, ANY BAR BY OUR CURRENT LAW EXISTING LAW, LET'S CALL IT THAT, ANY BAR HAD TO HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE

THERE IS NO BAR THAT ONLY SERVES ALCOHOL TO BE A BAR, YOU HAD TO HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE SOUPS, SANDWICHES, ET CETERA MORE THAN JUST H'ORDERVES, CHICKEN WINGS YOU HAD TO HAVE SUBSTANTIVE FOOD

MOST WERE SANDWICHES EVEN TO HAVE A BAR, YOU HAD TO HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE WE OPENED OUTDOOR DINING DINING IS YOU GO WITH YOUR FRIENDS, YOU SIT AT A TABLE, YOU STAY AT THE TABLE AND YOU ONLY CONNECT WITH THE PEOPLE AT THE TABLE AND THE OTHER PEOPLE AT THE TABLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WITH OUTDOOR DRINKING, YOU DON'T SIT AT A TABLE AND DRINK

YOU MINGLE, YOU MOVE, YOU SAY HELLO, YOU HOB KNOB THAT WAS NEVER WHAT OUTDOOR DINING WAS SO THE STATE POLICE WERE FOCUSED ON THE LICENSED ENTITY BY THE STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY THE BAR OR THE RESTAURANT HOLDER AND WE ARE GOING TO BE AGGRESSIVE ABOUT ENFORCEMENT

HAVING SAID THAT, STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY AND STATE POLICE CANNOT POLICE THE ENTIRE STATE I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF BARS WE HAVE WE NEED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO DO IT WE NEED THE NYPD WE NEED THE NATIONAL POLICE

WE NEED THE HAMPTONS POLICE, WE NEED THE ALBANY POLICE TO DO THEIR JOB YES GO AHEAD >> THANK YOU, GOVERNOR REGARDING THE NEW RESTRICTIONS PUT OUT BY YOUR ADMINISTRATION YESTERDAY, MANDATING THAT BARS AND RESTAURANTS MAY ONLY SERVE FOOD, APART FROM, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU BUY A $1 HOT DOG JUST SO THEY CAN HANG AROUND AND DRINK, WHAT — ARE THESE RULES ACTUALLY EFFECTIVE? >> THE — WELL, THERE'S A NUMBER OF LAWS HERE

ONE OF THE LAWS IS CALLED THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW YOU CAN'T DRINK AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ON THE SIDEWALK YOU CAN'T DRINK AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ON THE SIDEWALK THAT IS VIOLATED ALL THE TIME BUT IT IS ILLEGAL

SO THERE ARE LAWS TO ENFORCE BESIDES THE SLA FOOD LAW BUT EVERYBODY KNEW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DINING AND DRINKING RIGHT IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE WHO DIDN'T ASK A QUESTION

>> GOVERNOR, REGARDING THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS, WHEN DO YOU PLAN ON DETAILING HOW BALLOTS WILL BE COUNTED >> WE ARE GOING TO LEARN LESSONS FROM THIS LAST ELECTION YOU KNOW, COVID HAS FORCED US TO RAPIDLY TRANSITION TO ALL OF THESE NEW SYSTEMS YOU CLOSED DOWN SCHOOL WE HAD TO RAPIDLY TRANSITION TO REMOTE LEARNING

AND FRANKLY THE SYSTEM WASN'T PERFECTED YOU SEE ALL OF THESE ISSUES POP UP YOU COULDN'T WALK INTO A HOSPITAL WE HAD TO DE PLAY TO TELEMEDICINE YOU SAW ALL OF THESE ISSUES POP UP

YOU CAN'T VOTE AT A VOTING BOOTH ANYMORE YOU CAN'T BE ONLINE EVERYTHING BY MAIL AND YOU HYPER ENERGIZE THAT SYSTEM TO DO THE TRANSITION AND YOU SEE A LOT OF ISSUES POP UP

SO WE'RE GOING TO STUDY THOSE ISSUES AND SEE HOW WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER AND THEN THERE'S A WHOLE ELECTORAL TIME CLOCK BY WHEN BALLOTS HAVE TO BE MAILED, ET CETERA BUT I WANT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO FIRST LEARN SOME LESSONS FROM ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WENT WRONG AND TAKE SOME TIME TO CORRECT THEM BEFORE WE DO IT AGAIN >> CAN I ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION >> LAST QUESTION

>> GOVERNOR, I HAVE A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION >> I KNOW WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE BARS AND RESTAURANTS LAST WEEK I THINK THERE IS STILL CONFUSION OUT THERE A BLOCK DOWN FROM ME ON 57th STREET THERE IS A BAR THEY HAVE TABLES

NINE PARTITIONS IN BETWEEN THEY COME AND BRING YOU A DRINK AND YOU SIT DOWN YOU'RE SAYING THAT IS ILLEGAL >> NO THAT IS OUTDOOR — WE FACILITATED OUTDOOR SERVICE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS

THERE WAS NO OUTDOOR BAR SERVICE REALLY, RIGHT WE EXPANDED THAT GRTLY TO DEAL WITH THESE ISSUES OF PEOPLE WANT TO SOCIALIZE AND THE RESTAURANTS WERE DYING ANY BAR HAS A — BY THE CURRENT LICENSE, THEY MUST SERVE FOOD YOU GO TO THE BAR, YOU SIT DOWN AT A TABLE, YOU LOOK AT THE MENU, YOU ORDER YOUR SCOTCH AND SODA, AND YOU ORDER WHAT THEY HAVE TO HAVE ON THE MENU, SOUP, SALAD, ET CETERA FINE

THAT'S FINE >> OKAY BUT THEY DON'T HAVE A MENU SO THEY'RE ILLEGAL >> NO THEY DO

THEY MUST BY THEIR LICENSE HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE THEY MUST EVEN A BAR BAR, THE OLD CORNER BAR THAT I BACK USED TO GO TO [LAUGHTER] >> BY A BAR LICENSE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE FOOD AVAILABLE BY A BAR LICENSE

THERE IS NO BAR THAT CAN JUST SERVE ALCOHOL GOING BACK FOLLOW-UP QUESTION FOR MISS KRAMER BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SAY NO I CAN'T SAY NO YOU CAN SAY NO

>> YOU CAN SAY NO >> BUT THEN YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS >> THERE IS A HUGE INCREASE IN GRAFFITI IN NEW YORK CITY NOT JUST PUBLIC BUILDINGS BUT EVERYWHERE YOU GO INTO NEIGHBORHOODS AND THERE IS GRAFFITI EVERYWHERE

NEW YORK CITY ZEROED OUT THE DOLLARS TO CLEAN UP THE GRAFFITI ON PRIVATE BUILDINGS THERE IS ZERO DOLLARS FOR IT 311 HAS DECIDED TO STOP TAKING ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT GRAFFITI HOW IS THAT A GOOD IDEA AND HOW IS THAT GOING TO MAKE THE CITY COME BACK? >> LOOK, I MENTIONED IT IN MY PRESENTATION, RIGHT SO I RAISED THE ISSUE BEFORE YOU RAISED IT WITH ME IN YOUR FOLLOW-UP QUESTION

IT HAS TO BE CLEANED IT IS GRAFFITI WE HAVE HANDLED THESE ISSUES BEFORE GRAFFITI IS NOT COVID IT IS NOT

IT IS SPRAY PAINT ON A BUILDING WE'VE HAD IT FOR MANY YEARS WE HAD IT ON TRAINS WE HAD IT ON BUILDINGS WE HAD IT ON WALLS

YOU ENFORCE THE LAW ILLEGAL TO DO GRAFFITI ENFORCE THE LAW AND WHEN YOU MISS IT, CLEAN IT UP AND TAKE IT OFF LIKE WE USED TO DO

>> HOW DO YOU CLEAN IT UP >> THERE IS MONEY TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO GRAFFITI SOUNDS LIKE A LITTLE THING IT IS ANOTHER SIGN OF DECAY AND WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS SAY TO PEOPLE, NEW YORKERS ON THE WAY BACK, NEW YORK DID A GREAT THING IN HANDLING COVID

YOU LOOK AT OUR NUMBERS COMPARED TO EVERYWHERE ELSE NOBODY DID WHAT NEW YORKERS DID AND NEW YORK CITY IS COMING BACK BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE WE UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES AND PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THAT PROGRESS

THEY CERTAINLY DON'T NEED TO SEE DETERIORATION AND GRAFFITI IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN HANDLE WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT CURING COVID GET THE GRAFFITI OFF THE BUILDING DETERGENT, POUR WASHER, BRUSH

GET THE GRAFFITI OFF THE BUILDING I'M TELLING THE MAYOR THE CLEANING UP THE CITY IS IMPORTANT YOU HAVE A LOT OF NEGATIVITY IN THE AIR NOW POSITIVE PROGRESS MOVE FORWARD

THANK YOU, GUYS I WILL SEE YOU AGAIN I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE ALWAYS A PLEASURE ALWAYS A PLEASURE

THAT'S A LEGISLATIVE CHANGE THAT HAS TO BE MADE BY THE LEGISLATURE I WOULD SUPPORT THE LEGISLATIVE CHANGE >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> THIS MORNING AS OUR COUNTRY SURGES TO A STAGGERING 4 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE NATION'S MOST POPULUS IS GRAPPLING WITH A WEEK LONG SURGE

>> A SOBER REMINDER OF WHY WE'RE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE >> THOUGH NEW YORK HAS A DEATH TOLL FOUR TIMES HIGHER, CALIFORNIA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONS TO SHUT DOWN YET IT IS STILL CRIPPLED BY COVID WITH 7,000 PEOPLE CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED >> I DON'T REALLY SEE US ERADICATING IT BUT I THINK WE WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW

>> IN NEIGHBORING ARIZONA, ONE BORDER COUNTY REPORTING A 55% POSITIVITY RATE WHILE IN CHANDLER, GREECE AND AN OUTPOURING OF EMOTIONS FOR BELOVED FATHER, TEACHER AND COACH >> TOLD HIM HOW PROUD WE WERE THANKED HIM FOR BEING WHO HE WAS >> CARY WAS SURROUNDED BY FAMILY AS HE SLOWLY SLIPPED AWAY

>> WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM >> AS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES IMPLEMENT STRICTER FACE MASK POLICIES, IN A RECORDING OBTAINED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, NOT VERIFIED BY NBC NEWS, DR BIRX WARNS 11 MAJOR CITIES FROM BALTIMORE TO MINNEAPOLIS TO LAS VEGAS NEED TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS NOW TO MITIGATE OUTBREAKS >> WE'RE TRACKING THIS VERY CLOSELY WE'RE WORKING WITH STATE OFFICIALS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE RESPONDING TOGETHER

>> MEANWHILE THERE IS POTENTIAL PROGRESS ON THE RACE FOR A VACCINE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING A $2 BILLION DEAL WITH PFIZER HOPING TO ACQUIRE MILLIONS OF DOSES AS EARLY AS DECEMBER IN NEW YORK, IT TOOK LARRY KELLY 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR TO KICK COVID HE WAS FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME >> SAVED MY LIFE

>> OH, GOSH NICE END ON THAT, MIGUEL >>> LET'S GO BACK TOPFIZER DEAL THE GOVERNMENT IS PUMPING A LOT OF MONEY INTO THIS

WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN FOR THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THE VACCINE? >> WELL, PART OF THAT $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT MEANS THAT 2 MILLION VACCINES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO THE PUBLIC DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY SO MANY OF THE DETAILS ARE STILL BEING WORKED OUT, HODA >> YEAH THAT PRICE IS RIGHT

THANK YOU, MIGUEL >>> IT'S NOT THE WELCOME BACK THESE STUDENTS ARE USED TO TEMPERATURE CHECKS, DESKS AT A DISTANCE GREETING STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOL THE 2,000 STUDENT DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO RETURN TO IN- PERSON LEARNING WITH STAGGERED ATTENDANCE >> IF I HAVE A CLASS OF 20 KIDS, I WILL COME EVERY DAY

IT WILL TAKE THE WHOLE WEEK BEFORE I SEE MY WHOLE CLASS >> TENNESSEE HAS SEEN 80,000 COVID CASES BUT LESS THAN 300 ACTIVE CASES IN THIS CITY >> DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS COMING BACK >> ABSOLUTELY THAT'S WHY SO MANY DISCUSSIONS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND CONVERSATIONS AND WHAT-IF QUESTIONS HAVE HAPPENED, BECAUSE WE WANT TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR CHILDREN

>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THE FIRST DAY FAST APPROACHING, MANY STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE STILL IN LIMBO ABOUT HOW AND WHEN SCHOOL WILL START IN KANSAS THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD REJECTED THE REQUEST TO DELAY THE START OF SCHOOL UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY TODAY A CDC DIRECTOR REDFIELD SAYS THAT HE BELIEVES THAT SCHOOLS ARE SAFE ENOUGH TO SEND HIS OWN GRANDCHILDREN >> EIGHT ARE SCHOOL AGED I'M 100% THAT THEY CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL

>> WITH MANY DISTRICTS RAISING CONCERNS HOW TO PAY FOR THE NECESSARY CHANGES, TODAY THE NAACP FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST BETTY DEVOS SAYING THAT A NEW RULE WOULD DIVERT MONEY FROM LOWER INCOME SCHOOLS TO WEALTHY PRIVATE SCHOOLS >> TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM DISTRICTS AND GIVE TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL OR SOCIAL DISTANCE EDUCATION IN THE PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING IS UNCONSCIONABLE >> THIS ADMINISTRATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS GET BACK TO LEARNING INCLUDING STUDENTS OF COLOR BACK IN TENNESSEE — >> HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT MASK >> NOT THAT GOOD BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES ME REALLY HOT

>> STOPPING THE SPREAD IS NOW LESSON NUMBER ONE >> AND WE'RE TEACHING THE KIDS LIFE SKILLS THEY CAN USE BECAUSE THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANY TIME SOON >> THESE PLANS ARE IN PLACE UNTIL LABOR DAY WHEN THEY REEVALUATE TO SEE WHAT IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE >>> TONIGHT, FLOODING THE ZONE PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING IN THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING ROOM FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW ANNOUNCING A MAJOR AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER TO GET MILLIONS OF DOSES OF VACCINES TO THE PUBLIC ONCE THERE IS ONE

>> TODAY MY ADMINISTRATION REACHED A HISTORIC AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER TO PRODUCE AND DELIVER 100 MILLION DOSES OF THEIR VACCINE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ITS APPROVAL HOPEFULLY THE APPROVAL PROCESS WILL GO VERY QUICKLY AND WE THINK WE HAVE A WINNER THERE >> AND WHILE THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PUSHING TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, TONIGHT HE WAS PRESSED, IS HE COMFORTABLE WITH HIS SON AND GRANDCHILDREN GOING TO THE CLASSROOM? >> I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THAT AND WE DO HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY BUT AS YOU KNOW ULTIMATELY IT IS UP TO THE GOVERNORS OF THE STATES

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS LOCKED IN A FIERCE BATTLE FOR RE- ELECTION WITH JOE BIDEN LEADING IN THE POLLS BIDEN TODAY SHARPLY CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS REFERRED TO COVID AS THE CHINA VIRUS >> WE'VE HAD RACISTS AND EXISTED AND TRIED TO GET ELECTED HE IS THE FIRST ONE WHO HAS >> TONIGHT, ASKED TO RESPOND

>> I'VE DONE MORE FOR BLACK AMERICANS THAN ANYBODY WITH THE POSSIBLE EXCEPTION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN NOBODY HAS EVEN BEEN CLOSE THANK YOU VERY MUCH, EVERYBODY >> MEANWHILE JOE BIDEN DEPLOYING HIS BIGGEST WEAPON A TAPE WITH HIS FORMER BOSS BARACK OBAMA

IT AIMS TO DRAW A CONTRAST WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO SAID THIS IN MARCH >> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT? >> NO, I DON'T TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL >> CAN AMBLING STANDING UP AND SAYING IT IS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY >> THOSE WORDS DIDN'T COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS WHILE WE WERE IN OFFICE

>> THOUGH THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED AGAIN ABOUT TAKING RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE WEEKEND >> DO YOU TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT? >> LOOK, I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ALWAYS FOR EVERYTHING >> NOW, AS FOR THE BRIEFING HERE, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE SPOKE TO DR FAUCI EARLIER TODAY MEANWHILE SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE DISCUSSING A POSSIBLE SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO $600 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT EXPIRE AT THE END OF THE MONTH

IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL SUPPORT THAT THOUGH IT COMES AS REPUBLICANS ARE SIGNALING THEY'RE CLOSE TO REACHING A BROADER AGREEMENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A LONG-TERM RELIEF PACKAGE BUT THEY HAVE TO NEGOTIATE WITH DEMOCRATS >>> IT IS THE BIGGEST DEAL YET IN THE GOVERNMENT'S OPERATION WARP SPEED TO RUSH A VACCINE TO THE HOMELAND A $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER AND A SMALLER GERMAN COMPANY FOR MILLIONS OF VACCINE DOSES THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD THEN PROVIDE FREE OF CHARGE TO THE PUBLIC >> WE CAN ACQUIRE A HUNDRED MILLION DOSES OF THIS VACCINE AS EARLY AS DECEMBER OF 2020

>> PFIZER ACTUALLY HAS FOUR VACCINE CANDIDATES EARLY TEST RESULTS SHOW THEY PRODUCE ANTIBODIES THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NEUTRALIZE COVID SO FAR NONE HAVE RECEIVED FDA APPROVAL BUT CRITICAL PHASE 3 HUMAN TRIALS START WITHIN DAYS >> WHAT ASSURANCES CAN YOU GIVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE $2 BILLION WILL BE SPENT WELL >> PROVES TO BE GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY GIVEN THE ENORMOUS ECONOMIC COST THAT THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS REEKED

>> EACH PERSON WOULD NEED TWO DOSES AND A BOOSTER SHOT AN IMMUNOLOGIST VOLUNTEERED FOR THE STUDY JUST JED HE RECEIVED HIS SECOND DOSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE HIS SIDE EFFECTS SO FAR, A FEW ACHES, SIMILAR TO A FLU SHOT >> I HONESTLY FEEL LUCKY

TO — FIRST OF ALL TO BE HEAD OF THE GAME SO TO SPEAK TO RECEIVE A VACCINE THAT MIGHT WORK, THIS EARLY AFTER WE LEARNED ABOUT THE DISEASE >> VACCINES ARE GETTING TESTED REAL TIME SAYS DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH 70,000 NEW CASES EACH DAY >> THAT IS BAD NEWS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH BUT THAT FACILITATES THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROVING OF EFFICACY OF A VACCINE >> PFIZER IS NOT ALONE

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO SIGNED A 16 DEAL WITH NOVAVAX AND PAID FOUR DRUG MAKERS FOR R AND D TONIGHT IT IS LOOKING MORE AND MORE POSSIBLE THAT AMERICANS WILL GET A VACCINE SHOT EARLY NEXT YEAR >>> FLAMES SEEN IN THE COURTYARD OF A CHINESE CONSULATE OVERNIGHT, APPEARING IT SHOW DOCUMENTS BURNING AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE BY FRIZZ ONLY HOURS AFTER THE U

S ACCUSED TWO CHINESE HACKERS WORKING WITH CHINA'S GOVERNMENT OF TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH ON COVID VACCINES, TREATMENT AND TESTING FROM US COMPANIES AND OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD HOUSTON'S FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED BUT WERE NOT PERMITTED IN

THE STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE CLOSURE IS INTENDED TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICANS PRIVATE INFORMATION AND MARCO RUBIO TWEETED THE FOLLOWING >> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ACTION THAT'S PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, PROTECT OUR SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY AND ALSO PROTECT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS >> THE DRAMATIC ACTION COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SLAPPED TARIFFS ON CHAI FOR UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES AND NOT ALERTING THE WORLD TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> IT IS A SHAME THAT IT HAPPENED

IT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED CHINA SHOULD HAVE STOPPED IT >> CAUSING DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE ALSO BEEN WARNING ABOUT CHINESE HACKING TO WORRY THAT TODAY'S ACTION IS ALSO AN ATTEMPT TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM THE COVID CRISIS >> IF CHINA MADE MISTAKES, THEY NEED TO BE CALLED OUT FOR THEM BUT THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIS MISTAKES IN THE UNITED STATES THAT LED US TO HAVE THE HIGHEST DEATH TOLL IN THE WORLD

>> THE FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLED IT AN UNPRECEDENTED ESCALATION A FEUD BETWEEN THE TWO WORLD'S LARGEST ECONOMIES GABE GUT >> Reporter: THE DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL THAT HAD BYSTANDERS SCRAMBLING ON CHICAGO'S SOUTH SIDE >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A WAR OUTSIDE >> Reporter: AT LEAST 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED

TONIGHT THE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HAS THIS MESSAGE FOR THE 117,000 GANG MEMBERS IN THE CITY >> PUT YOUR >> PUT YOUR GUNS DOWN >> OVER THE WEEKEND, AT LEAST 63 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO AT LEAST 116 MURDERS IN LAST THE MONTH A 2% HUNDRED PERCENT JUMP OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SENDING MORE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT RESOURCES THERE AND ALBUQUERQUE AND KANSAS CITY THE OPERATION NAMED AFTER LEGEND >> 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 >> THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THESE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT PROTESTERS BARRICADED THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WITH WOODEN BEADS

BEAMS >> Reporter: THEY'RE SETTING UP A STEEL BARRICADE OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE >> Reporter: FROM ATLANTA TO DETROIT TO MEMPHIS, THIS SUMMER'S >> IN KANSAS CITY, MURDERS ARE UP 40% AND THEY HAVE ASKED FOR FEDERAL HELP >> WHAT WE'RE NOT SEEING IS LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AMERICAN CITIES >> HERE IN NEW YORK OFFICERS WITH RIOT SHIELDS CLEARED OUT AN ENCAMPMENT OUTSIDE OF CITY HALL

THEY CALLED THE USE OF FEDERAL AGENTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL >>> SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE ALWAYS PAID THEIR WELLS MORTGAGE ON TIME EVEN DURING COVID-19 >> WE ARE MANAGING OUR MONEY >> RECENTLY THEY DISCOVERED THAT THEIR PAYMENTS ARE NOT BEING COUNTED TAMMY SAYS THAT WELLS FARGO ENROLLED THEM IN A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM THAT PROTECTS THEM FROM PEOPLE FINANCIALLY HURT BY COVID PUTTING A HOLD ON THEIR MORTGAGE

BUT THEY DON'T NEED THE HELP >> I HAVE THE ABILITY TO PAY I WANT TO PAY >> YOU SAID TO WELLS FARGO, I DON'T WANT ANY HELP I DON'T NEED HELP

>> YES >> SHE IS FAR FROM ALONE CONSUMERS IN 14 STATES REPORT THAT SOMETHING SIMILAR HAPPENED TO THEM >> WELLS FARGO CALLED THE TEACHER TO TELL THEM THAT THE MORTGAGE PROTECTION PLAN WAS ENDING BUT SHE SAID SHE NEVER WANTED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE BOTH CONTACTED NBC NEWS AFTER WE RAN A STORY ONLINE ABOUT TROY HARLOW WHO HAS BEEN WORKING HIS WAY OUT OF BANKRUPTCY AND FEARS THAT HE WON'T MAKE IT BECAUSE THE MORTGAGE PAYMENTS HE HAS BEEN MAKING HAVEN'T BEEN CREDITED

>> IF IT CAN HAPPEN TO ME, IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE >> HE AND THE OTHERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT BEING PART OF THIS KODI LEE PROGRAM COULD AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO BORROW MONEY OR REFINANCE >> WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF REFINANCING HAVING THAT ON THERE OBVIOUSLY IS — IT IS A DETRIMENTAL >> WELLS FARGO, THE FOURTH LARGEST BANK IN THE COUNTRY, THIS COMES AFTER A STRING OF CONTROVERSIES

>> THIS IS THE SAME BANK THAT FIVE, SIX YEARS AGO GOT CAUGHT CREATING FAKE CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTS AND FAKE BANK ACCOUNTS >> FOLLOWING SEVERAL HIGH LEVEL RESIGNATIONS, THE BANK PAID OUT $3 BILLION TO THE GOVERNMENT IN A SETTLEMENT RELATED TO THE FAKE ACCOUNTS ON THIS LATEST ISSUE, THE BANK SAYS IN A STATEMENT, WE MAY HAVE MISINTERPRETED CUSTOMERS INTENTIONS IN A SMALL NUMBER OF CASES WE ARE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH CUSTOMERS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY RECEIVE THE ASSISTANCE THEY NEED THE BANK ADDS IT HAS ALREADY REMOVED CUSTOMERS FROM THE PROGRAM WHO HAVE ASKED

THE WILSONS ARE STILL LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE >> I FEEL LET DOWN I THINK IF THEY ACTUALLY WANTED TO HELP ME, THEY WOULD BE HELPING ME >> IT IS UNCLEAR HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR OWN MORTGAGE, REQUEST A COPY OF YOUR FULL CREDIT REPORT

>>> AT 17 YEARS OLD, MAY HELPED BUILD WARPLANES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES TODAY AT 94, HER HANDS STILL WORK AT FACTORY SPEED FOR THE VERY SAME REASON >> HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO DO THIS? >> OH, WELL, YOU KNOW IT IS FUNNY >> SHE IS MAKING MASKS FOR THE MASSES FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS EACH DAY THE RED POLKA DOT PATTERN WOVEN DEEP IN THE FABRIC

SHE HERSELF ONCE A ROSY THE RIVETER >> THE POLKA DOTS STANDS FOR SOMETHING IT IS A SYMBOL FOR WHAT THE AMERICAN WOMEN DID >> SHE MADE THE MASKS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND NOW THOUSANDS OF PENDING ORDERS, SALUTING WOMEN'S SERVICE WHILE FIGHTING AMERICA'S NEW WAR AGAINST A VIRUS SHE EVEN FINDS TIME TO MOW HER OWN GRASS

>> I'M HOPING MY LITTLE MASK WILL SAVE ONE LIFE AT LEAST >> INSPIRED ONCE TO SERVE HER COUNTRY AND NOW TO PROTECT IT KATIE BECK, NBC NEWS >>> 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'RE DOWN HERE >> THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S 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 YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MONTH >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE OF THE STORY

>> WHAT IS A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENACTED >> THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME KIND OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT

>> I WATCHED THE ATLANTA MAYOR TRY TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK OF 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 BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S THE THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU >> THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREA AN 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 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 — IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE

>> 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? >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE WILL DOVETAIL BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >> THIS IS THE SEA OF JAPAN ALSO KNOWN AS THE EAST SEA IT'S HERE IN THESE FISHING WATERS THAT TWO MYSTERIES CONVERGE WHY HAVE SQUID HARVESTS DROPPED BY 80% IN THE PAST DECADE? AND WHY ARE NORTH KOREAN FISHING BOATS WASHING UP ON THE SHORES OF JAPAN WITH DEAD FISHERMEN IN THEM? NORTH KOREAN FISHING VESSELS ARE RELATIVELY SMALL, UP TO 20 FEET LONG

>> IN 2019, MORE THAN 150 WASHED ASHORE IN JAPAN AND THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 500 IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS >> OFTEN THE DEAD BODIES ABOARD THE SHIPS WERE DECOMPOSED BEYOND RECOGNITION IT IS BELIEVED THAT MANY OF THESE FISHERMEN DIED OF HYPOTHERMIA ONE THEORY IS THAT THE NORTH KOREAN FISHERMEN TRAVELED TOO FAR OUT TO SEA BUT WHAT COULD HAVE FORCED THEM TO TAKE SUCH RISKS? GLOBAL FISHING WATCH A COMMERCIAL FISHING WATCH DOG HAS THEIR OWN THEORY

A SECRET FLEET OF CHINESE VESSELS DOMINATES SQUID FISHING IN THE WATERS, ELBOWING OUT LOCAL FISHERMEN AND FOR YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN INVISIBLE TO ANYONE WATCHING CLIMATE CHANGE AND OVERFISHING HAVE CAUSED GLOBAL FISH DOCKS TO PLUMMET THE DROP IN SUPPLY HAS INCREASED COMPETITION AND ALREADY TENSE FROM ONGOING TERRITORIAL DISPUTES GLOBAL FISHING WATCH SAYS CHINA HAS QUIETLY DISPATCHED A MASSIVE FLEET INTO NORTH KOREAN WATERS SEA

IT IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND IS ALSO AN ILLEGAL ONE >> TENSIONS IN THE KOREAN PENINSULA ARE HANGING UP>> AFTER THE TUSCOLA UNITED NATIONS PROHIBITED ALL FOREIGN FISHING THE CHINESE FLEET ISN'T CLEAR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL ORDER GLOBAL FISHING WATCH USES SATELLITE DATA TO KEEP EYES ON THE OCEAN, IT HUNTS FOR THE SECRETIVE VESSELS ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL ACTIONS LIKE ARMS TRAFFICKING, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, DUMPING OF OIL AND ILLEGAL FISHING

THE CAPTAINS OF THE CHINESE FLEET AVOID DETECTION BY ROUTINELY SWITCHING OFF THEIR TRANSPONDERS, HIDING THEM FROM ON LAND AUTHORITIES>> WE'VE SEEN PRICES ON THE CHINESE VESSELS TRAVELING INTO THE NORTH, TOMORROW WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE SOME OF THEM WITH OUR EYES AND WE CAN REALLY WITNESS WHAT TYPES OF FISHING BOATS THEY ARE PIT SO WE GO THERE, WE EXPLORE AROUND THAT POINT AND WE CAN GO IN AND SAY HELLO TO THEM >> LET ME GET MY BINOCULARS >> TO CONFIRM THE EXISTENCE OF THE CHINESE SHIP'S, GLOBAL FISHING MUCH RELIES ON VARIOUS SATELLITE TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING ONE THAT CAN SPOT ARTIFICIAL LIGHTS AT NIGHT MANY SQUID BOATS USE EXTREMELY BRIGHT LIGHTS, TO COAX THEIR PREY TO THE SURFACE

WHICH MADE THE BOATS VISIBLE TO THE SATELLITES IN 2019, GLOBAL FISHING WATCH IDENTIFIED 800 ILLEGAL CHINESE VESSELS >> YOU ALL SEEM TO BE THE EXACT SAME NUMBER AND ALSO THE SAME SHIP, POTENTIALLY SO WE HAVE 1007, WHAT NUMBER DID YOU CATCH ON THAT ONE?>> 2345 , 678 910 10 VESSELS

>> 2017 AND 2018, THESE CHINESE FISHERMEN CAUGHT MORE SQUID IN THE EAST SEA THEN JAPAN AND SOUTH KOREA COMBINED BUT THESE INDUSTRIAL SHIPS CATCH YOUNG'S GOOD BEFORE THEY GROW BIG ENOUGH TO PROCREATE, STRAINING THE SQUID POPULATION THE DEPLETION OF SQUID COLONIES FORCED NORTH KOREAN FISHERMEN TO TRAVEL UNUSUALLY LARGE DISTANCES TO CAUSE CATCH THE BARE MINIMUM THEY NEED TO STAY IN BUSINESS THIS EXPOSED THEM TO MECHANICAL FAILURES, STORMS AND DIRECT CLASHES WITH THE CHINESE FOR ALL THESE REASONS, MEN WERE DYING NOW BECAUSE FISHERMEN HAVE GONE MISSING, SOME NORTH KOREAN PORT TOWNS ARE CALLED WIDOWS VILLAGES

>> PRESENTED WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE INVESTIGATION, THE CHINESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IS CHINA HAS CONSISTENTLY AND CONSCIENTIOUSLY ENFORCED THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL RELATING TO NORTH KOREA THE MINISTRY ADDED THAT CHINA HAS CONSISTENTLY PUNISHED ILLEGAL FISHING IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHETHER THE UN WILL ENFORCE SANCTIONS ON FOREIGN FISHING AND NORTH KOREAN WATERS BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THE SQUID STOCK THAT FEED THE INTERNATIONAL CALAMARI IS CRASHING, AND NORTH KOREAN FISHERMEN CONTINUE TO DIE THIS STATE NOW IN THE RECORD BOOKS FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS

THIS MORNING, AS OUR COUNTRY SURGES TO A STAGGERING 4 MILLION >>> THIS MORNING, AS THE COUNTRY SURGES TO A STAGGERING 4 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATE IS GRAPPLING TO COPE WITH THE WEEKLONG SURGE>> A SOBER REMINDER OF WHY WE ARE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE>> Reporter: THOUGH NEW YORK HAS A DEATH TOLL FOUR TIMES HIGHER, CALIFORNIA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONS TO SHUT DOWN YET COME IS STILL OLD BY COVID-19 COME WITH 7000 PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED >> I DON'T REALLY SEE AS ERADICATING IT BUT I THINK IT WILL BRING IT DOWN TO SUCH A LOW LEVEL THAT WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW

>> Reporter: IN NEIGHBORING ARIZONA, ONE BORDER COUNTY REPORTING A 55% POSITIVITY RATE WHILE IN CHANDLER, AN OUTPOURING OF EMOTION FOR BELOVED FATHER, TEACHER AND COACH >> I TOLD HIM HOW PROUD WE WERE AND THANKED HIM FOR BEING WHO HE WAS>> Reporter: KERRY WAS SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AS HE SLOWLY SLIPPED AWAY>> WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>> Reporter: IS A GROWING NUMBER OF STATES IMPLEMENT STRICTER FACEMASK POLICIES, AND A RECORDING OBTAINED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY, NOT VERIFIED BY ABC NEWS, DR DEBORAH BIRX WARNS 11 MAJOR CITIES FROM BALTIMORE, TO MINNEAPOLIS, TO LAS VEGAS, THEY NEED TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS NOW, TO MITIGATE OUTBREAKS >> WE ARE TRACKING THIS VERY CLOSELY, WE ARE WORKING WITH ESTATE OFFICIALS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE RESPONDING TOGETHER>> Reporter: MEANWHILE THERE IS POTENTIAL PROGRESS ON THE RACE FOR A VACCINE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING THE $2 BILLION DEAL WITH PFIZER, IN HOPES OF ACQUIRING MILLIONS OF DOSES AS EARLY AS DECEMBER IN NEW YORK, IT TOOK LARRY KELLY 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR TO KICK COVID-19

HE WAS FINALLY CLEARED TO GO HOME>> HARD WORK IT SAVED MY LIFE, SHE WOULDN'T LET THEM PULL THE PLUG>> THAT'S NICE TO END ON THAT LET'S GO BACK TO THE PFIZER DEALS OF THE GOVERNMENT IS PUMPING A LOT OF MONEY INTO THE SO WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN FOR THE ACTUAL PRICE OF THE VACCINE?>> PART OF THE $2 BILLION AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT MEANS 100 VACCINES, 100 MILLION WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AND THAT CAN BE DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT OF COURSE SO MANY OF THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING WORKED OUT>> THE PRICE IS RIGHT

THANK YOU>>> AFTER WEEKS OF TENSE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN SENATE REPUBLICANS OF THE WHITE HOUSE, OVERNIGHT, WORD OF A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT ON ONE TRILLION DOLLAR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL THE PROPOSAL INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING, $70 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS BUT THE TWO SIDES ARE STILL DIVIDED OVER WHETHER TO INCLUDE STIMULUS CHECKS TO MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OR PAYROLL TAX CUT TO BENEFIT BUSINESSES SOME GOP SENATORS WARNING THAT TO KEEP THE OVERALL COST OF THE MEASURE DOWN TO AROUND $1 TRILLION, THEY HAVE TO PICK BETWEEN THE TWO PRIORITIES PRETTY DIFFICULT CHOICE, PITTING THEM AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MR

TRUMP EAGER TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK, HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR THE PAYROLL TAX CUT >> I THINK IT IS VERY GOOD IT IS PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT'S A BIG SAVINGS FOR THE PEOPLE IT'S A TREMENDOUS SAVING AND I THINK IT IS AN INCENTIVE FOR COMPANIES TO HIRE THE WORKERS BACK AND TO KEEP THE WORKERS>> Reporter: LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW TO REAUTHORIZE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS WHICH ARE SET TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH

RIGHT NOW, THROUGH THE BENEFITS, JOBLESS AMERICANS ARE GETTING $600 EVERY WEEK WITH THAT STILL AT THE AIR, THE QUICK QUESTION NOW IS WHETHER DEMOCRATS ARE ON BOARD WITH THE BROADER PLAN NANCY PELOSI SAYS SHE HOPES THE PARTIES CAN RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES AND HAVE A BILL BY THE END OF THE WEEK>>> LET'S TALK POLITICS FOR A MOMENT, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN MAKING AN ISSUE OF HIS OPPONENT JOE BIDEN'S MENTAL FITNESS FOR OFFICE THIS CAME UP AGAIN IN A NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT BUT THE PRESIDENT DID

>> Reporter: IN THE NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT THE PRESIDENT NOT ONLY QUESTIONED JOE BIDEN'S COGNITIVE ABILITY BUT HE ALSO GAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE COGNITIVE TEST HE SAYS HE TOOK RECENTLY AND HE HAD PREVIOUSLY RAISED THE ISSUE OF THE TEST TO SAY HE HAD DONE VERY WELL AND TO QUESTION WHETHER JOE BIDEN WOULD SCORE HIGH POINTS BUT DURING AN INTERVIEW ON FOX NEWS THIS WEEKEND IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT THE QUESTIONS ARE ACTUALLY PRETTY ASIC IN THE TEST THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED THE LAST ROUND OF QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT>> THERE WERE 30 OR 35 QUESTIONS, THE FIRST QUESTIONS ARE EASY GET THE LAST QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT LIKE A MEMORY QUESTION LIKE YOU WILL GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV

SO THEY SAY COULD YOU REPEAT THAT SO I SAY YEAH SO IT IS PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV OKAY THAT'S VERY GOOD IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER YOU GET EXTRA POINTS

OKAY NOW HE'S ASKING YOU OTHER QUESTIONS OTHER QUESTIONS AND THEN, 10 MINUTES OR 20 MINUTES LATER THEY SAY REMEMBER THE FIRST QUESTION? NOT THE FIRST BUT THE 10th, GIVE US THAT AGAIN CAN YOU DO THAT AGAIN AND GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER, YOU GET EXTRA POINTS THEY SAID NOBODY GETS AN ORDER, IT'S NOT THAT EASY BUT FOR ME IT WAS EASY

>> Reporter: NOW PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS CHALLENGED JOE BIDEN TO TAKE THE TEST WHEN HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS, JOE BIDEN SAID HE CAN HARDLY WAIT TO TEST HIS COGNITIVE ABILITIES AGAINST PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IN DEBATES THIS FALL BY THE WAY, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS, THAT TEST IS OFTEN GIVEN TO DETECT MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS SUCH AS THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA AND DOES NOT MEASURE INTELLIGENCE OR IQ>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH>>> THIS MORNING AND URGENT WARNING FROM THE FDA, CHECK YOUR HAND SANITIZER SPENT THE FDA IS EXPANDING THE LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZERS TO INCLUDE 75 PRODUCTS THE INGREDIENT IN QUESTION, METHANOL

SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS WOOD ALCOHOL SUBSTANCE IT CAN BE TOXIC WHEN ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN OR INGESTED CAN BE LIFE-THREATENING WHEN INGESTED ALL OF THE PRODUCTS APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN MEXICO, INCLUDE BRANDS LIKE BLUMEN, KLAR AND DANVER, MODESA INSTANT HAND SANITIZER'S AND EVEN NOVELTY BRANDS LIKE HELLO KITTY

SOME ON THE LIST, SO THAT NATIONAL CHAINS LIKE WALMART AND COSTCO AS A DEMAND FOR HAND SANITIZER'S HAS SURGED, SO TOO IS THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONABLE BRANDS ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS DATA, 10 DEATHS IN SEVERAL HOSPITALIZATIONS IN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO ARE BELIEVED TO BE LINKED TO METHANOL AND HAND SANITIZER SO THE BRANDS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED IT IS BELIEVED THAT SOME OF THE HAND SANITIZER'S MAY HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED RATHER THAN APPLIED TO THE SKIN EXPERTS SAY BEFORE YOU BUY, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS

>> SO, AGAIN, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE STORE MAYBE EVERYONE IS NOT READING EVERY LITTLE INGREDIENT BUT WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW BEFORE WE BUY THEM? >> USE A PRODUCT THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE METHANOL BUT AT LEAST 60% ETHANOL THE FDA ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE LITERALLY JUST WASH THEIR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS AS OPPOSED TO USING HAND SANITIZER FOR A FULL LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZERS YOU CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE TODAYCOM

>> THANK YOU>>> AFTER THIS DRIVE- BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE OF A FUNERAL LEFT 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED, CHICAGO'S MAYOR IS CAUTIOUSLY ACCEPTING FEDERAL HELP TO STOP THE VIOLENCE BUT SAYS IT BETTER NOT LOOK ANYTHING LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PORTLAND >> WE ARE NOT GOING TO HESITATE TO TAKE THE PRESIDENT TO COURT AND STOP ANY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTIONS>> Reporter: IN CHICAGO THERE ARE 160 MURDERS IN THE LAST MONTH, AND NEARLY 200% JUMP OVER THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR >> THIS BLOODSHED MUST END, THIS BLOODSHED WILL END

>> Reporter: NOW, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS SENDING HUNDREDS OF FEDERAL AGENTS TO CHICAGO AND ALBUQUERQUE >> THESE ARE STREET AGES, THEY ARE INVESTIGATORS WHO ARE WORKING TO SOLVE MURDERS AND TO TAKE DOWN THE VIOLENT GANGS >> Reporter: IT IS EXPANSION OF OPERATION LEGEND TAKING PLACE IN KANSAS CITY, NAMED AFTER FOUR- YEAR-OLD SHOOTING VICTIM LEGEND TALIFERRO, WHOSE FAMILY VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE WEDNESDAY >> THIS OPERATION IS FISH — IS PERSONAL WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR SON AND OTHERS

>> Reporter: THERE EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN THE TACTICAL TEAMS RECENTLY SENT TO PORTLAND TO PROTECT FEDERAL PROPERTY OVERNIGHT, PORTLAND'S MAYOR WHO HAS DEMANDED THE FEDERAL FORCES LEAVE THE CITY WITH TEARGAS WHEN HE JOINED PROTESTERS ON THE FRONT LINES LOCAL POLICE DECLARING IT A RIOT OPPOSITION TO THIS DEPLOYMENT EXTEND TO OTHER DEMOCRATIC MAYORS WHO PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SLAMMED ON WEDNESDAY>> YOU HAVE RADICAL LEFT DEMOCRATS RUNNING CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND SO MANY OTHERS

>> Reporter: MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT HEADING BACK >> THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM HIS FAILED LEADERSHIP ON COVID-19 HE HAS FAILED, HE HAS FAILED, HE HAS FAILED>> Reporter: IN KANSAS CITY, WHERE MURDERS ARE UP 40% FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKS FOR SOME FEDERAL HELP INVESTIGATING CRIMES AND TRACKING ILLEGAL GUNS

>> WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU SEE IN THE STREETS OF BERLIN AND FEDERAL TROOPS TAKING OVER TOOK IN A DRAMATIC ESCALATION OF TENSE RELATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING, THE UNITED STATES IS GIVING CHINA UNTIL TOMORROW TO CLOSE THE GIANT CONSULATE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS WE HAVE LEARNED THE SHUTDOWN FOLLOWS YEARS OF FBI INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AT THE HOUSTON OUTPOST >> WE ARE SETTING UP CLEAR EXPECTATIONS HOW THE COMMUNIST PARTY WILL BEHAVE AND WHEN THEY DON'T, WE WILL TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND PROTECT SECURITY, NATIONAL SECURITY>> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THE CONSULATE, THE FIRST CHINA OPENED IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN MISSIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1979

IT HAS LONG BEEN INSERTED A HUB FOR CHINESE SPYING ACTIVITIES, MULTIPLE OFFICIALS SAY THE COMPLEXES USED BY BEIJING, TO STEAL VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM HOUSTON'S EXTENSIVE MEDICAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND TRY TO INFILTRATE THE OIL AND NATIONAL GAS INDUSTRY JUST HOURS AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TOLD CHINA THE SHUTDOWN, PEOPLE COULD BE SEEN IN THE COURTYARD OF THE COMPLEX BURNING DOCUMENTS HOUSTON FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED, AND THEY WERE NOT PERMITTED IN FACE COMES AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CHARGED TWO CHINESE NATIONALS IN AN ALLEGED GLOBAL HACKING SCHEME

INCLUDING AN ATTEMPT TO BREAK INTO COMPUTERS OF FIRMS WORKING ON THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED WHETHER THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL ACTION IN CHINA >> AS FAR AS CLOSE AN ADDITIONAL EMBASSIES, IT IS POSSIBLE >> Reporter: AND CAPITOL HILL, LAWMAKERS ON THE AISLE SAY CHINA IS AN ONGOING THREAT>> MANY TECH COMPANIES ARE ARMED WITH THE CHINESE STATE, COMPANIES NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DOING BUSINESS WITH A LOT OF THE CHINESE FIRMS, DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK

>> THERE IS CYBER THEFT, PEOPLE IN OUR UNIVERSITIES ARE STEALING TECHNOLOGY GOES ON AND ON >> Reporter: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIALS SAY THE FBI MAY ANNOUNCE MORE CASES TODAY INVOLVING CHINESE RESEARCHERS IN THE US WHO HAVE ALLEGEDLY COVERED UP THEIR TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY

AND THE US WANTS CHINESE DIPLOMATS TO TURN OVER A CHINESE RESEARCHER WHOM THE FBI ACCUSES OF LINE ABOUT HER TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY WHEN SHE APPLIED FOR A VISA TO STUDY SHE IS TAKING REFUGE IN THE CHINESE CONSULATE IN SAN FRANCISCO

BACK TO YOU, SAVANNA, AND GREAT TO SEE YOU WELCOME BACK >> EVEN BETTER TO SEE YOU, ANDREA, THANK YOU>>> IT IS UNPRECEDENTED THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS WILL BE ON SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2021, WHILE A VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS

A WARNING THIS WEEK IF INFECTIONS CONTINUE AT THESE LEVELS FOR 12 MONTHS, WE COULDN'T HOLD THE GAMES FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SAYS HE IS HOPEFUL THE VENUES WILL BE READY, THEY'RE READY NOW TO THE JAPANESE HOSTS HAVE SPENT $12 BILLION ON TOKYO 2020>> WE ARE NOW ABSOLUTELY READY FOR THE GAMES NEXT YEAR>> Reporter: DURING THE LOCKDOWN, ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS SO IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAMES WILL BE A TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY>> WILL BE A GREAT SYMBOL OF SURVIVAL

>> IS IT GOING TO BE A SYMBOL OF UNITY AND STABILITY OF HUMANKIND>> Reporter: IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER THERE WILL BE SPECTATORS OR WHAT THE YET LIMBIC OLYMPIC VILLAGE WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHAT ONE CHANGE, THE MARQUEE EVENT, A WELCOME RETURN TO SWIMMING AND TENNIS AND THE WINNING WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM WITH THEIR LEADER MEGAN RAPINOE BUT ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE GYMNASTICS, AND SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES SHE'S BEEN CALLED SIMPLY THE GREATEST GYMNAST EVER

MATCHING WORLD RECORDS, WINNING GOLD AFTER GOLD FOUR YEARS AGO THE FLAG BEARER IN THE OLYMPIC CLOSING CEREMONY BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN THE OLYMPICS WERE CANCELED>> I CRIED BUT ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION>> Reporter: JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

EARLIER THIS MONTH, POSTING A STRING OF VIDEOS SHOWCASING HER AMAZING SKILLS, INCLUDING A DOUBLETALK, THAT SHE HASN'T PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH, LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF VOGUE AND, HOPEFULLY, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, AS THE GAMES OF THE 32nd OLYMPIAD WILL BE GETTING UNDERWAY, THIS AMERICAN HERO WILL BE SHOWING THE WORLD JUST HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY>> AT THE GOLD MEDALS READY AGAIN>> Reporter: ONE OF THE SYMBOLS OF THE GAMES WAS AND IS RENEWABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY, HODA PIZZA OLD COMPUTERS AND PHONES ARE MADE INTO MEDALS

WHAT BETTER WAY TO SYMBOLIZE SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABILITY THAN WATCHING SIMONE BILES WATCH AND TAKE ALL THE MEDALS PIECE NOW THE CONVERSATION WE'VE BEEN WAITING FO >>> GYMNASTICS SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES, HOW ARE YOU?>> I'M GOOD HOW ARE YOU? >> FIRST OF ALL, I AM TAKING IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND THINK ABOUT THE RIO AND THE FINAL FIVE IN THE MEDALS YOU WON AND THINK ABOUT ZAC EFRON WHEN HE STEPPED INTO YOUR WORLD AND I WAS THINKING ALL THESE THINGS THAT I WAS THINKING LIKE, LET'S JUST RELIVE FOR ONE SECOND, THERE WE GO YOU STILL FEEL IT I KNEW IT

SO HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME AS YOU PREPARE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK WITH THE FUN THAT IS AHEAD? >> TRAINING HAS BEEN BEEN DIFFERENT, IT'S CRAZY BUT GOING IN EVERY DAY AND KNOWING AND HOPING THAT 2021 IS ON THE HORIZON, KEEPS ME GOING BUT, IT IS JUST WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN SO TRAIN AS IF>> I THOUGHT IT WAS COOL WE SHOWED THE FUN YOU ARE HAVING IS YOUR TRAINING WE SHOWED THE DOUBLETALK THAT YOU DID YOU HADN'T DONE SINCE YOU WERE 13 BUT IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS STUFF LIKE, HOW DO YOU TRAIN DURING A PANDEMIC?>> SO RIGHT NOW, WE KIND OF HAVE TO STAGGER OUR WORKOUTS SO THAT THE OTHER GIRLS CAN GET IN

EVERYBODY HAS TO WEAR A MASK ENTERING AND LEAVING THE FACILITY AND ALL THE STAFF HAS TO WEAR MASKS THE ENTIRE TIME IN THE BUILDING AFTER EVERY SESSION, THERE ARE TIMES FOR CLEAN DOWNS WHERE WE ARE CLEANING THE MATS ON THE EQUIPMENT AND MAKING SURE ALL THE ATHLETES AND STAFF ARE SAFE >> BY THE WAY THE COVER OF VOGUE IS STUNNING THE COVER OF VOGUE IS STUNNING IT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE OUTSIDE AND ALL THE PICTURES, IS JUST HOW YOU REVEALED YOURSELF INSIDE

I THOUGHT IT WAS SO DUTIFUL AND IT STRUCK ME LIKE SHE IS GROWING UP YOU TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING AND YOU TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND IT JUST STRUCK ME AND I WONDERED IF YOU REMEMBER YOURSELF, WHAT AN EARLY BRUSH WITH RACISM WAS FOR YOU AS A LITTLE GIRL?>> I DIDN'T REALLY EXPERIENCE IT WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, OBVIOUSLY I WENT TO A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE SCHOOL BUT I DIDN'T REALLY NOTICE RACISM UNTIL 2013 AND I WAS ON THE WORLD SCENE AND WHAT MADE THE NEWS WAS ANOTHER GYMNAST SAYING THAT IF WE PAINTED OUR SKINS LACK MAYBE WE WOULD ALL WIN BECAUSE I HAD BEAT HER OUT OF A MEDALS AND SHE GOT UPSET HER THAT WAS THE NEWS RATHER THAN ME WINNING SO OTHER THAN THAT, IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY AND I FEEL LIKE EVERY BLACK ATHLETE OR COLORED ATHLETE COULD SAY THAT THEY'VE EXPERIENCED IT THROUGH THEIR CAREER WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING FOR THE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO US >> WHAT YOU HOPE TO TEACH THOSE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO YOU, WANTING TO BE THE NEXT SIMONE? >> IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE, YOU CAN STRIVE FOR GREATNESS

>> I DO LOVE THAT CAN I BRING UP ONE OTHER THING THAT BROKE MY HEART I FEEL PROTECTIVE OF YOU FOR SOME REASON I CAN'T HELP IT YOU OPENED UP ABOUT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE WHOLE LARRY NASSAR SCANDAL

YOU SAID AT ONE POINT I SLEPT SO MUCH BECAUSE IT WAS FOR ME IT WAS THE CLOSEST THING TO DEATH WITHOUT HARMING MYSELF IT WASN'T EASY ESCAPE FROM MY THOUGHTS BUT I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO INCREDIBLY BRAVE TO SAY, BUT WHY DID YOU THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT? >> BECAUSE I FEEL AS ATHLETES AND SURVIVORS, EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE GOES THROUGH IT I FELT THE NEED TO SHARE THAT I FEEL THE SAME WAY AS YOU DO IF I CAN DO IT YOU CAN DO IT AND OBVIOUSLY I'M GOING TO THERAPY FOR ALL THOSE REASONS

BUT THERAPY ISN'T BAD IN THE BEGINNING I THOUGHT MAYBE I HAD A PROBLEM BUT NOW I KIND OF LOOK FORWARD TO THERAPY BECAUSE IT IS A SAFE OUTLET FOR ME AND I HOPE EVERYONE FEELS COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT GOING TO THERAPY AND SPEAKING OUT>> BY THE WAY, HOW IS YOUR MOM NELLY? LAST TIME YOU SAID SHE LEFT FOOD FOR YOU ON THE CURB YOU HAD TO GO AND PICK UP HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR MOM NOW SOME?>> YES SHE IS STILL, SHE HAS A NURSING BACKGROUND SO SHE IS CRAZY ABOUT WASHING HANDS IF WE GO ON THE HOUSE

IF YOU'VE SEEN ANYBODY COME YOU CAN'T COME OVER BUT OTHER THAN THAT, WE ARE ALLOWED IN THE HOUSE SO WE SPEND THE WEEKENDS AT THE POOL AND THEN MY MOM COOK SUNDAY DINNER SO WE GO TO THE HOUSE AND SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY >> I LOVE AND CONGRATS PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT YOU ARE A MOM OF TWO ADORABLE DOGS ARE CONGRATULATIONS

FINALLY, YOU CALL WHAT GROWING UP IS ADULT AND FROM KNOWING YOU EARLY ON TO THIS MOMENT YOU ARE DOING IT BEAUTIFULLY>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, I APPRECIATE IT>> LET'S GO, 2021 TWO WE'VE GOT TO GET THERE I WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH SOME OTHER SUPERSTAR WHEN WE GET THERE ALL RIGHT? THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU, HODA I LOVE YOU >> THE OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN IS NOT OVERCOME EVEN MORE ATHLETES WILL JOIN US IN THE NEXT HOUR ALONG WITH NBC'S MIKE AND ALL NEXT WEEK WILL CHECK OUT THE SPECIAL TODAY OLYMPIC GAMES, A NEW STREAMING CHANNEL TODAY, ALL DAY ON PEACOCK AND TODAYCOM WE ARE EVERYWHERE

WE WILL REVISIT YOUR MOMENTS SAVANNA?>> MAY I RECOMMEND WATCHING HER ON REPEAT? IT IS GOOD INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DAY SHE IS LOVELY AND AMAZING >> REAL QUICK, SIMONE IF YOU ARE THERE, SAVANNA WAS SHOWING VIDEO OF YOUR DAUGHTER FLIPPING AROUND AND NOW HER DAUGHTER WANTS TO BE A GYMNAST>> THAT'S TOO CUTE

TELL HER I SAID HELLO >> SHE SAID I WANT TO BE LIKE HER AND I WAS LIKE, WOW I SAID WORK HARD, WORK HARD AND I GUARANTEE YOU SHE SPENT HOURS AND DAYS AND HOURS AND DAYS IN THE GYMNASIUM TO GET WHERE SHE IS YOU ARE AMAZING>> THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> THIS MORNING, AS STUDENTS ROLL BACK TO SCHOOL, BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING, THERE IS A NEW TEST TO PASS>> 972>> Reporter: ONCE INSIDE >> STANDARD ATTENDANCE, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS MARK THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL DO THEY FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES? >> THEY DID

THEY DID AND IT IS EASIER WHEN YOU HAVE THE SMALLER CLASSES >> Reporter: WITH STUDENTS COMING ONE DAY A WEEK, SMALLER GROUPS, NO MORE THAN 10 TOGETHER AT ONE TIME IT IS A WELCOME CHANGE>> I LIKE THE FEWER KIDS AT A TIME IS EASIER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT COMING BACK>> Reporter: OUT OF KNOXVILLE, THIS DISTRICT OF 2000 STUDENTS, AMONG THE FIRST OF THE COUNTRY TO MAKE AN IN PERSON RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM

DOES THAT ADD PRESSURE TO GET IT RIGHT? >> ABSOLUTELY>> Reporter: PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP URGING A RETURN TO NORMAL CLASSES SAYS HE IS COMFORTABLE SENDING HIS OWN SON AND GRANDCHILDREN BACK, WHILE MAKING THESE COMMENTS THAT KIDS ARE LESS SUSCEPTIBLE>> THEY DON'T CATCH IT EASILY AND THEY DON'T BRING IT HOME AND IF THEY DO, THEY GET BETTER FAST WE WILL LOOK INTO THAT>> Reporter: THE TASK FORCE COORDINATOR DR

DEBORAH BIRX SAYS THIS ON FOX NEWS>> I THINK THERE IS OPEN QUESTIONS THERE AND THAT'S WHERE THE PRESIDENT CONCLUDED WITH, WE ARE STUDYING VERY HARD >> Reporter: THREE MAJOR DISTRICTS SAID THEY WILL START ONLINE IN FLORIDA WHERE CASES ARE SPIKING, EDUCATORS HAVE SUED THE STATE TO STOP FULL- TIME REOPENING FOR THE GOVERNOR NOT BUDGING>> WHILE THE RISK TO STUDENTS FROM IN PERSON LEARNING ARE LOW, THE COST OF KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED ARE ENORMOUS

>> Reporter: OHIO ART TEACHER IS SET TO GO BACK FULL-TIME NEXT MONTH AT THE 57- YEAR-OLD DIABETIC IS SO SCARED OF CONTRACTING COVID-19, SHE HAS WRITTEN GOODBYE LETTERS TO HER FAMILY , JUST IN CASE>> I LOVE MY STUDENTS BUT I DON'T WANT TO MAKE THEM SAD>> Reporter: HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE MASK?>> NOT GOOD>> WE ARE SUPERHEROES PUTTING ON THE MASK THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON

>> Reporter: THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS AT THIS POINT THEY REALLY ARE JUST TRYING TO DRILL HOME HYGIENE LESSONS, ALMOST PART OF THE LESSON PLANS THE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS IS WATCHING THE NUMBERS VERY CLOSELY AND IF THEY START TO SEE AN UPTICK OR THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS OR STUDENTS YEAR CONTRACT COVID- 19, THEY WILL SWITCH TO COMPLETELY VIRTUAL CLASSES AND THEY'VE GOT THE PLANS IN PLACE TO DO IT>>> THE BOYS OF SUMMER TAKING OFF THEIR SEASON IN LATE JULY>> DEEP AND GONE >> Reporter: THE NORMAL 162 GAME SEASON CUT TO 60

THANKS TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC FOR THE FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME, THE NATIONALS WILL HOST THE YANKEES>> THE TEAMMATES UNDERSTAND THAT ONE PERSON CAN SCREW THIS UP FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE I THINK THAT IS A WAKE-UP CALL FOR EVERYBODY IN THE CLUBHOUSE SO THIS YEAR WILL PRESENT A WHOLE NEW DIFFERENT LEVEL OF ADVERSITY

I FEEL LIKE WE ARE CUT OUT TO HANDLE THAT>> Reporter: THERE READY TO PLAY BUT THE GAME WILL LOOK DIFFERENT WITH THE STANDS EMPTY OF FANS CROWD NOISE WILL BE PIPED IN DURING GAMES AND SOME TEAMS ARE LETTING FANS BY CORD BOARD CUT OUTS TO FILL THE SEATS THAT IS IF YOUR TEAM HAS A HOME STADIUM

THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS BANNED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FROM PLAYING IN TORONTO OUT OF FEARS PLAYERS COULD BECOME INFECTED WERE TOLD BY PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH OFFICIALS WEDNESDAY THEY CAN'T SHARE A STADIUM WITH THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES THE REASONS FOR CAUTION IS THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS ANNOUNCING THEY'VE HAD EIGHT PLAYERS TEST POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT'S BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY FOR THE NBA PRESEASON GAMES BEGAN LAST NIGHT AFTER NONE OF THE PLAYERS ISOLATED IN THE LEAGUE'S BUBBLE IN ORLANDO TESTED POSITIVE

REGULAR-SEASON GAMES START A WEEK FROM TODAY SOME NFL PLAYERS ARE REPORTING TO TRAINING CAMP EVEN AS THE LEAGUE AND PLAYERS IN THE BAY SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR THE NFL NOW SAYS THAT IF FANS ARE ALLOWED, THEY WILL HAVE TO WEAR MASKS ON AUGUST 1, THE NHL BEGINS A TOURNAMENT TO SEE WHO GETS TO LIFT THE STANLEY CUP EVERY GAME WILL BE PLAYED IN CANADA BACK ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND, THE FIRST PITCH IS DETERMINED BY THE BIGGEST FANS OF THE NATIONALS, DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WHO GOT A LAST- MINUTE PEPTALK FROM THE FIRST BASEMAN RYAN ZIMMERMAN >> HAVE YOU THROWN UP BEFORE AT THE STADIUM?>> I HAVE NOT AND I'M QUITE NERVOUS >> OKAY, IF YOU BOUNCE IT THERE IS NOBODY THERE TO BOO YOU SO YOU ARE GOOD TO GO, YOU ARE FINE>> Reporter: SOME OTHER CHANGES FOLKS WILL NOTICE, ON TV, SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED IN THE DUGOUTS NO SPITTING OR SEEDS AND NO BIG CELEBRATIONS ALLOWED AFTER A HOME RUN

NOT EVEN HIGH- FIVES BUT I THINK THAT IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY, MOST FANS WOULD AGREE, FORGETTING BASEBALL BACK>>> I REMEMBER SAYING I CAN'T JUST SIT AND PRAY FOR PEOPLE I NEED TO GO AND DO AND HELP AND USE MY HANDS>> Reporter: KAYLA MUELLER WAS HOPING TO HELP PEOPLE WHEN SHE TRAVEL TO A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDER HOSPITAL IN SYRIA IN 2013 SHE WAS KIDNAPPED BY ISIS, THE NEXT DAY

HER PARENTS MARSHA AND CARL OPENED THEIR HOME TO THE TODAY SHOW IN 2015>> I AM STILL IN DENIAL, I STILL EXPECT HER TO COME THROUGH THE DOOR>> Reporter: KAYLA MUELLER WAS HELD CAPTIVE FOR 18 MONTHS AND DURING THAT TIME SHE WAS MOVED BY ISIS FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION, SOMETIMES PUT IN A ROOM WITH OTHER CAPTIVE WOMEN>> WE'VE HAVE A FEW GIRLS WHO SPENT SHORT TIMES WITH KAYLA ALL OF THEM, HAVE TO SAY, EVERYONE WE HAVE TALKED TO, TALKED ABOUT KAYLA STRENGTH

>> Reporter: EVENTUALLY SHE WAS TAKEN BY THE HEAD OF ISIS AND ABUSE REPEATEDLY SHE HAD BEEN KILLED IN 2015 AMONG HER CAPTORS, A GROUP OF BRITISH CITIZENS NICKNAMED THE BEATLES FOR THEIR ACTIONS INCLUDINGJOHN WHO WAS KILLED IN A DRONE STRIKE ON THESE TWO, WHO WERE CAPTURED IN SYRIA AND ARE NOW HELD IN US

CUSTODY IN THE PAST, THE MEN PRETENDED TO HAVE NO IDEA WHO KAYLA WAS >> DID YOU EVER MEET KAYLA MUELLER? >> WHO? >> DIDN'T MEET ANY FOREIGNERS >> Reporter: IN AN INTERVIEW OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, THEY GIVE DETAILED ACCOUNTS ABOUT HER, AND HOW THEY GOT HER PARENTS EMAIL ADDRESS, TO SEND RANSOM NOTES>> I TOOK EMAIL FROM HER MYSELF

SHE WAS ALONE AND SHE WAS VERY SCARED IN A ROOM BY HERSELF THAT NO ONE WOULD GO WHEN>> DEAR ADMITTING THEY ARE THERE OF COURSE THEY WILL NOT TELL THE DARK SIDE OF THE STORY >> Reporter: THE FAMILY AND FAMILIES OF OTHERS WHO WERE ALL KILLED BY ISIS HAVE BEEN PRESSING FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO CHARGE THE MEN>> THEY NEED TO BE BROUGHT HERE AND THEY NEED TO BE PROSECUTED >> Reporter: THE CASE HAS BEEN HELD UP AT A BRITISH COURT RULED IN MARCH THAT THE UNITED STATES CAN'T USE CRUCIAL EVIDENCE AGAINST THE TWO MEN GATHERED BY BRITISH INVESTIGATORS, UNLESS THE UNITED STATES PROMISES THEY WON'T RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY

>> I DON'T THINK ANYTHING SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE TABLE >> Reporter: THE FAMILY FEARS THE SO-CALLED BEATLES WILL GET A LIGHT SENTENCE IF TRIED IN THE UK >> THAT IS A RECRUITING TOOL FOR THE TERRORISTS THEY DID ALL THESE TERRIBLE THINGS APART FROM KILLING AND TORTURING AMERICANS, THEY WALKWAY IN FIVE YEARS THAT CAN'T HAPPEN

>> WE ARE REACHING OUT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE DOJ WE DON'T WANT THIS TO GO AWAY>> Reporter: A TRIAL IN THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT KAYLA MUELLER WOULD HAVE WANTED >> SHE WOULD HAVE WANTED THESE MEN TRIED IF THEY ARE INNOCENT, SOMEHOW, THE THEY BELIEVE THEIR INNOCENT THING GO BEFORE A JURY

AND PROVE IT AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET US INFORMATION>> Reporter: INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP THE FAMILY, BRING KAYLA HOME >> AND BRING HER HOME, THERE IS SO MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE MISSING PEOPLE OVER THERE THAT'S WHAT KAYLA WOULD WANT >> THAT FAMILY HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH, RICHARD AND NOW THIS

HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT THESE TWO MEN WOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE UNITED STATES TO FACE CHARGES?>> Reporter: THERE IS THIS LEGAL ISSUE, THE COURT IN THIS COUNTRY RULED THAT IF THE UNITED STATES IS SEEKING THE DEATH PENALTY, THEN BRITISH AUTHORITIES WON'T HAND OVER THE EVIDENCE THEY HAVE AND THE BRITS ARE FOLLOWING THEM CLOSELY AND THEY REALLY HAVE THE BEST EVIDENCE IF THE US DROPS THE DEATH PENALTY AND PURSUES LIFE SENTENCES, THE LEGAL OBSTACLE WOULD GO AWAY

THERE IS SOME NEGOTIATIONS I NEED TO TAKE PLACE AND THAT NEEDS TO BE FIGURED OUT TO MOVE FORWARD, LEGALLY THE FAMILIES DON'T WANT THIS CASE TO GO AWAY AND THAT'S WHEN THE FAMILY OF THE VICTIMS TODAY WROTE AN OP-ED IN THE WASHINGTON POST URGING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO MOVE THIS CASE FORWARD>> IT IS ASTONISHING TO SEE THOSE TWO MEN TALKING ABOUT KAYLA MUELLER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THANK YOU VERY MUCH>>> LINES FOR FOOD, LINES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

THE NATION HASN'T SEEN PAIN AND IN SOME CASES DESPAIR, LIKE THIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION NEARLY ONE CENTURY AGO AND NOW, IN EIGHT DAYS, THE CARE

S ACT RUNS OUT, THAT HAD PUT AN EXTRA $600 A WEEK IN AMERICA'S POCKETS, ON TOP OF STATE UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS >> FINANCES ARE CHALLENGING>> THERE IS NO WORK>> IT IS UNPRECEDENTED TIME, WE NEED THE WORK, WE NEED HELP

PLEASE >> Reporter: OVERALL, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE ACROSS THE NATION IS 111% AND EVEN WORSEN SOME LARGE CITIES LIKE LA WHERE IT IS 195% AND IN NEW YORK CITY, 20

4% ON WEDNESDAY, FROM LOS ANGELES, TO NEW YORK TO SOUTH FLORIDA, AND EVERY STATE IN BETWEEN >> A LITTLE BIT OF A SMILE >> Reporter: HELP COMING IN A VERY DIGITAL WAY

VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WOULD NORMALLY CHARGE $250 A SESSION, TAKING 10,000 FREE HEAD SHOTS OF THE UNEMPLOYED>> GIVE ME A SMILE>> Reporter: FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T LOOKED FOR A JOB IN A LONG TIME, HEAD SHOTS ARE NOW EXPECTED IN THE ONLINE WORLD OF JOB SEARCH >> IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I LOOKED FOR A JOB WHY IS THE PHOTOGRAPH SO IMPORTANT? >> HAVING IN UPDATED HEADSHOT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS YOUR DIGITAL HANDSHAKE

>> Reporter: A 34-YEAR-OLD FAITH HIGGINS HOPES THE PHOTO BOOSTER RESUME AND HER JOB PROSPECTS BUT SHE HAS A MASTERS DEGREE IN COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY AND WAS WORKING FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUT THE PANDEMIC LED TO WIDESPREAD LAYOFFS HER LINKEDIN PAGE USED TO HAVE A SELF PICTURE >> I TRIED WITH THE LIGHTING AND I KNEW IT WAS TIME TO UPDATE IT IT WASN'T REFLECTING MY BEST SELF>> Reporter: HER PAGE NOW LOOKS LIKE THIS

ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IS WHEN POSING OR POSTING A PHOTOGRAPH, MAKE SURE IT IS CURRENT YOU MAY THINK YOU LOOK BETTER IN THE OLDER PICTURE BUT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE TODAY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS SET THE STUDIOS AS POP-UPS INSIDE BUSINESSES THAT HAVE CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC BROOKFIELD PROPERTIES THAT OWNS THE MALLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHERE THE PHOTOGRAPHERS SET UP SAYS IF THEY CAN HELP PEOPLE GET JOBS, THEN PERHAPS IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMY GET GOING>> PROFESSIONAL PICTURE, WE LIKE THESE>>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE A GOOD TIME TO GET ANGRY, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE DOWN HERE, THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT I WANT TO SEE>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY, THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS THE FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALUSTRADE TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGE WOULD YOU LIKE AN ACCIDENT? HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE

THIS IS THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC>>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME POST-RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT>> AFTER I WATCH 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 SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO 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

IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL>> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST THAT UNITES US>> THE PEOPLE DON'T WORK AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE UP TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES>> NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> THEY CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE>> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT 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 A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH THE UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> GREAT PEOPLE HAVE 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 FELIPE SAYS PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART >>> A GROUP OF BIG-CITY MAYORS ARCHON ON CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE THE USE OF FEDERAL OFFICERS IN PORTLAND, OREGON

OFFICERS TARGETED PURCHASES WITH FLASH BANGS AND TEARGAS PRINT DEMONSTRATORS HAVE BEEN GATHERING FOR NEARLY 2 MONTHS FOR TESTING POLICE VIOLENCE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD NBC NEWS JOINS US FROM PORTLAND, WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE TODAY?>> Reporter: LET ME JUST STEP OUT OF THE WAY TO SHOW YOU THE SCENE HERE OUTSIDE OF THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE THIS IS A FLASHPOINT IN THE COMPETITION BETWEEN AGENTS AND PROTESTERS THE POWER WASHING OUTSIDE, CLEARING OUT THE REMNANTS OF LAST NIGHT'S TEARGAS THEY SET UP TODAY THAT STEEL BARRICADE

THAT BARRICADE IS COMING DOWN TWICE NOW PROTESTERS STORM THE BARRICADES AND THEY DID ON TWO OCCASIONS THEY WERE PUT UP EACH TIME, AGAIN IF YOU NOTICE TO THE RIGHT THERE, REINFORCING THE BARRICADES IS THAT CEMENT WALL SO CLEARLY, AUTHORITIES ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS NOT ABLE OR THE PROTESTERS ARE UNABLE TO BRING THAT DOWN AS THE CITY IS BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF MORE VIOLENCE FOR LAST NIGHTS VIOLENCE WAS VERY SIMILAR TO PREVIOUS NIGHTS AS WE HAD SEEN BEFORE

PROTESTERS STORMING THE FEDERAL COURT, LAST THAT THEY TRY TO SET FIRES AND SOME OF THE PLANKS ON THE WINDOWS FOR THEY ALSO CONFRONTED FEDERAL AGENTS, BEATEN BACK WITH TEARGAS AND BATONS AND THEN THE VIOLENCE CLEARING OUT IN THE EARLY MORNING OF THE HOURS NOW THE SITUATION IS, AS YOU CAN SEE, BUT VERY CLEARLY THEY ARE BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF ANOTHER ENCOUNTER TONIGHT>> I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN THERE AND YOU HAVE SEEN WHAT IS HAPPENING AND SPEAKING WITH PROTESTERS ONE ACTUALLY WAS ARRESTED BY FEDERAL AGENTS LAST NIGHT WHAT DID SHE TELL YOU?>> Reporter: YES, I SPOKE TO JENNIFER CHRISTIANSEN, A LAWYER AND A MOTHER OF TWO SHE IS PART OF THE SO-CALLED WALL OF MOMS, WEATHER, MOTHERS CONFRONTED FEDERAL AGENCIES SHE DESCRIBED WHAT HAPPENED WHEN SHE WAS ARRESTED SHE SAID SHE HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO CHARGES, ONE OF HITTING OR ASSAULTING A FEDERAL AGENT, CHARGES THAT SHE DISPUTES SHE TOLD ME WHY SHE FEELS IS IMPORTANT TO COME HERE LATE AT NIGHT WITH THE WRITING IS GOING ON OR TAKE A LISTEN

>> WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, TWO BLACK MOMS AND INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND OTHER COMMUNITIES, IT HAS TO STOP IT HAS TO STOP AND 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'M GOING TO BE THERE FOR THAT AS HORRIBLE AS IT WAS, THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING IN PLACES FOR DECADES WHEN I'M HOME

THEY ARE NOT HOME, THEY DIDN'T GET TO GO HOME SOME BLACK FAMILIES >> Reporter: SHE IS ONE OF MANY PROTESTERS THAT I'VE SPOKEN TO WHO SAY THEY WANT TO BE HERE AND THEY WANT THEIR VOICES HEARD THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO EXERCISE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, THAT THEY ARE NOT ANARCHIST AS THE PRESIDENT HAS PAINTED ALL PROTESTERS INVOLVED IN THE CLASSES FOR THEY HAVE ACTUAL GRIEVANCES AND THEY ARE PEOPLE ON THEIR WANT THEIR VOICES HEARD>> WHAT A POWERFUL INTERVIEW, THE IMAGES OF THE WALL OF MOMS IS ALSO JUST SOMETHING SO POWERFUL OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL IS IN COURT, TAKING ACTION OF HER OWN WHAT DOES SHE WANT DONE?>> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT IT WAS A HEARING THAT TOOK PLACE OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF AGO AND HAPPENED INSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE JUST BEHIND ME

ESSENTIALLY, SHE IS ARGUING THAT FEDERAL AGENTS HERE NEED TO HAVE A RESTRAINING ORDER PITCH ONCE A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AS WELL AS SEVERAL AGENCIES POINTED TO WHAT SHE ARGUES ARE ILLEGAL ARRESTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED HERE IN PORTLAND POINTING SPECIFICALLY TO THE CASE OF ONE PROTESTER BY THE NAME OF MARK PETTIBONE, 29 YEARS OLD ACCORDING TO HIS ACCOUNT, HE WAS APPROACHED BY FEDERAL AGENTS WHO DID NOT REPRESENT WHO THEY WERE AND DID NOT SAY WHO THEY WERE AND PULLED HIM INTO AN UNMARKED VAN HE WAS COMPLETELY TERRORIZED SHE IS POINTING TO THAT AND OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AS EVIDENCE THIS RESTRAINING ORDER IS NECESSARY FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COURT DID NOT DISPUTE THE ACCOUNTS OF MARK PETTIBONE IN THEIR ARGUMENTS BUT THEY DID SAY THAT IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED IN CIVIL COURT, THAT INSTITUTING A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER WOULD BE AN OVERREACH OF SORTS FOR THAT WAS THEIR ARGUMENT AND NOW WITH A JUDGE, IT IS UNCLEAR WHEN WE WON'T GET A RULING ON HER APPLICATION FOR THE TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER>> THANKS SO MUCH, STAY SAFE

>>> THE RIOTS CONTROLLED MECHANISM THAT PORTLAND POLICE HAVE BEEN USABLE FOR THE FEDERAL AGENTS GOT HERE, WAS TOXIC THESE ARE PUBLIC HEALTH HAZARDS N WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND IF HER RESPIRATORY ILLNESS YOU'RE GASPING FOR MANY NIGHTS BEFORE TRUMP FLEET ARRIVED FEET WE SEE THE BEATINGS AND SEE THE GAS SCENES IS THE VIOLENCE THAT CONCERNS ME I DON'T KNOW THAT PROTECTING PROPERTY SHOULD BE THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WE NEED TO PROTECT PEOPLE'S HEALTH AND WELL- BEING>> THEY ARE SHARPLY ESCALATING THE SITUATION, VERY HAVE A PRESENCE OR THAT IS LEADING TO MORE VIOLENCE AND MORE VANDALISM AND IS NOT HELPING THE SITUATION AT ALL

THEY ARE NOT WANTED HERE AND WE HAVEN'T ASKED THEM HERE AND IN FACT WE WANT THEM TO LEAVE>> IT IS DISHEARTENING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE GROUND, TO SEE THE MAYOR ON NATIONAL TV UNCHECKED I DON'T PRETEND TO KNOW WHETHER OR NOT HE WAS A FEDERAL OFFICERS OUT BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS THAT THIS IS NOT A DISAGREEMENT OVER A TACTICS GIVING THAT MR WHEELER IS DOING THE SAME THING AS PROTESTERS WHAT WAS SENDING A STRONG MESSAGE AND MAKING HIM THE RESISTANCE MAN IF THE PORTLAND POLICE LINED UP WITH THEIR BACKS TO THE PROTESTERS FACING THE FEDERAL OFFICES, THAT'S WHAT A REAL SANCTUARY CITY WOULD DO

>>> ANYTIME YOU ATTACK A COURTHOUSE IN PORTLAND, THAT IS A FEDERAL CRIME ATTACKING FEDERAL POLICE OFFICERS, LAW- ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WHICH THEY HAVE DONE FOR 52 NIGHTS IN A ROW IS A FEDERAL CRIME SO THE DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A LOCAL SUPPORT OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT, WE ARE GOING OUT AND PROACTIVELY ARRESTING INDIVIDUALS AND WE NEED TO DO THAT BECAUSE WE NEED TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE>> THE RESPONSE TO DEMONSTRATIONS ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY SHOULD NEVER BE POLICE BRUTALITY UNTIL WE ACTUALLY COME TO THE TABLE WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE, AND POLICE REFORM AND DEFUNDING AND SOME ARE CALLING FOR ABOLITION WE HAVE TO HAVE A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH THE DECLINE OF THE EXISTING SYSTEMS AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND HOW WE WILL BUILD ON THE OTHER SIDE

WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS DEMONSTRATE TO BOTH TRUMP AND THE CURRENT MAYOR THAT WE ARE NOT A CITY DIVIDED, A CITY UNITED AND BLACK LIVES MATTER 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 NBC>> Reporter: WE HAVE A TREND IN THE PROTEST THE PAST FEW NIGHTS, IN THAT THE CROWDS AND PROTESTERS HAVE GROWN NIGHT BY NIGHT WHAT THEY SAY IN RESPONSE TO THE VIOLENCE THEY SEE I FEDERAL AGENTS FROM THE NIGHT PRIOR SO LAST NIGHT WE HAD DOES THE PEOPLE SHOW UP FROM MONDAY NIGHT AND CLEARLY THE AGENTS WILL HAVE A LARGE CROWD AGAIN TONIGHT AND YOU CAN SEE THEY'VE PUT UP THE DEFENSES THAT WERE HERE A COUPLE NIGHTS AGO ON THE HADN'T BEEN IN PLACE THE PLASTIC FEW NIGHTS

THEY ARE PILING ON THE CEMENT BARRIERS AS ORBITS OR WHAT HAPPENED WE SAW SOME PEOPLE SINGING AND CHANTING IN THE STREETS, THEY HAD HANDS UP, THEY WERE IN FULL FORCE AND LATER IN THE NIGHT, AS THINGS PROGRESS, A FEW PEOPLE CAME UP IN FRONT OF THE FEDERAL BUILDING WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO SEE, THEY SET A FIRE AND TRIED TO SHOUT AT THE FEDERAL AGENTS TO COME OUT TO DISPERSE THE CROWD AND THAT'S WHEN MUNITIONS WERE FIRED AND TEARGAS AS WELL THEY CAME OUT SEVERAL TIMES AND THEY CAME OUT PAST THE FEDERAL BUILDING INTO THE PARK WHERE PROTESTERS HAD GATHERED AND DOWN THE MAIN STREET WHICH IS NOT FEDERAL PROPERTY SO THEY ARE EXPANDING THEIR FOOTPRINT AS THEY ARE ENGAGING WITH PROTESTERS PEERS WILL HAVE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT IF THE CROWD GROWS AND OF THE FEDERAL AGENTS ENGAGE AT ALL TODAY IN THE COURTHOUSE, THERE WAS A HEARING, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF OREGON IS LOOKING TO SEE WHAT THEIR MAKING ARRESTS, THE AGENTS NEED TO IDENTIFY WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE FROM A WHY THE PERSON IS BEING ARRESTED THEY SAY THIS HASN'T HAPPENED AND AGES HAVE MADE THEIR ARRESTS OVER THE COUPLE OF NIGHTS WOULD RESPOND TO ONE OF THE MOMS WHO WAS ARRESTED ON MONDAY NIGHT AND SHE SAID THAT DID NOT HAPPEN SHE WAS TAKEN BY FORCE AND SHE IS CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING AN OFFICER

SHE SAID THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN SHE SAID IF IT CAN HAPPEN TO HER, SHE DESCRIBES SHE WAS PROTESTING PEACEFULLY AND IT CAN HAPPEN DURING WHEN SHE SAID LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD US>> I WASN'T PLANNING ON GETTING ARRESTED I SAID I WILL BE HOME BY 1 AND WILL BE FINE

THEY WON'T ARREST ME I'M WEARING A RAINBOW TO TO SKIRT AND A BRIGHT PINK HELMET THEY ARE NOT STUPID ENOUGH, THE OPTICS ARE TERRIBLE WELL, HERE ARE THE OPTICS THEY ARRESTED SOMEONE IN A RAINBOW TO TO SKIRT AND A BRIGHT PINK HELMET AND THAT SAYS WHAT, WHEN THEY DID THIS TO IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE WHO WERE PERCEIVED TO BE IMMIGRANTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR COME IT SAYS WHAT THAT SHOULD HAVE SAID WHICH IS THEY WILL COME FOR YOU, TOO

THEY WILL COME FOR ANYONE THEY WILL COME FOR ME, THEY WILL COME FOR YOU>> Reporter: A LOT OF MESSAGING MISSING FROM PROTESTERS ON THE GROUND THE PAST FEW NIGHTS IS STILL THE SAME IDEA THAT THEY WANT THE FEDERAL OFFICIALS TO LEAVE BUT AS WE ARE TALKING TO PROTESTERS, THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ONCE THE FEDS LEAVE THEY WILL HAVE A PROBLEM BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN PROTESTING FOR ALMOST 2 MONTHS AND THEY SAY THEY HAD SIMILAR ISSUES WITH THE PORTLAND POLICE INJURING PEOPLE AS WELL PIZZA THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THE CITY TO STEP UP AND FOR THE MAYOR WHEELER TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY AND PROTEST WITH THEM THAT WOULD SHOW THEY HAVE THE CITY BEHIND THEM AS A CONTINUES THE PROTESTS>>> ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THE GOVERNMENT CAN FORCE PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME IN QUARANTINE A TRACES BACK TO A 1905 SUPREME COURT CASE, JACOBSON VERSUS MASSACHUSETTS

>> AMERICANS HAVE A RIGHT >> TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH SERIOUS AND DANGEROUS DISEASES>> WE'VE SEEN STATES GET INTO TROUBLE>> THEY HAD 100 YEARS AGO ESTABLISHED THE FRAMEWORK AND THE TEST FOR EVALUATING WHETHER OR NOT A GOVERNMENT ORDER DURING TIMES OF A HEALTH CRISIS, VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION

IN JACOBSON, THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD COMPULSORY VACCINATION DURING THE SMALLPOX OUTBREAK IN OTHER WORDS, THE GOVERNMENT COULD STICK A NEEDLE IN A CITIZENS ARM, BECAUSE THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY REQUIRED IT SINCE THEN, AS LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT CAN JUSTIFY THE PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURE, COURTS WILL GENERALLY UPHOLD RESTRICTIONS SUCH AS QUARANTINE OR STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS ONE EXAMPLE CAME NOT TOO LONG AGO DURING THE EBOLA CRISIS A NURSE RETURNED FROM AN AREA KNOWN TO BE HIGH AND INFECTIONS AND THE FEDERAL COURTS UPHELD ABOUT A TWO WEEK QUARANTINE

EVEN THOUGH SHE DIDN'T SHOW ANY REAL SIGNS OF INFECTION WHEN SHE GOT TO THE US SOMETIMES, BUT NOT OFTEN, COURTS WILL SAY IF POINTING GOES TOO FAR AND WHEN HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO SEAL OFF SAN FRANCISCO, TO QUARANTINE THE CITIZENS, THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT WAS TOO FAR

MOST OF THE COURTS COULD'VE APPLIED JACOBSON TO THE 2020 STAY- AT-HOME ORDERS, THEY HAVE UPHELD BECAUSE JACOBSON IS A BROAD BRAND OF AUTHORITY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO QUARANTINE PEOPLE IF THE PUBLIC HEALTH NEEDS DEMANDING WHILE THE GOVERNMENT DOES HAVE THE POWER TO QUARANTINE, THE SUPREME COURT INDICATED IT IS THE STATES THROUGH THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICE POWER, THAT ARE THE FRONT LINE OF DEFENSE WHEN IT COMES TO QUARANTINES THINGS ARE DIFFERENT LEGALLY SPEAKING, DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE>> WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER WOULD RETALIATE WITH LOVE

THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE, THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT I WANT 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 POSITIVE CHANGE IN POLICING YOU WANT TO SEE ENACTED?>> THIS IS THE NEW STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR

>> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC>>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME POST-RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT>> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MODEL TRY TO RAISE HER SON, 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 NURSE YOUR DIFFERENT BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO FEEL LESS THAN, THAT'S MY THING>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM

EASTERN >>> VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS BUT A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES A GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US OUR NBC NEWS, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THIS SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WOULD IMPACT US HERE>> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THEN 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 THE FAINTHEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO RED DEFENDANT GREAT NATION >> WE CAN ALL EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED TRUCK 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 FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THEY MAY DOVETAIL? >>> TWITTER IS TAKING SLEEPING ACTION TO CRACKDOWN ON MISINFORMATION AND HARASSMENT THE COMPANY IS PERMANENTLY SUSPENDED 7000 ACCOUNTS AND LIMITING HUNDRED AND 50,000 OTHER ACCOUNTS LINKED TO A GROUP KNOWN FOR SPREADING CONSPIRACY THEORIES SEES CAN YOU GIVE US A BACKGROUND ON THIS GROUP AND HOW THEY WERE BREAKING RULES?>> Reporter: QANON IS A WILD AND DANGEROUS CONSPIRACY THEORY BASED ON THIS SORT OF INSANE IDEA THAT THERE IS A SECRET GOVERNMENT INSIDE, INSIDER LEAK ROUTINE WITH THE DEEP STATE THE DEEP STAY IS REALLY A FACTION THESE THEORISTS BELIEVE, OF DEMOCRATS, HOLLYWOOD ELITE, THE MEDIA AND EVERYONE THAT IS NOT DONALD TRUMP

AND THEY ALL ARE PART OF THIS PEDOPHILE RING ACCORDING TO THIS INSANE THEORY INSANE THEORY % WHAT THEY HAVE % BEEN DOING OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, BRINGING THESE BASELESS CLAIMS TO FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AND PLACES WHERE GRANDMOTHERS AND LITTLE OLD LADIES IN IOWA SEE THEM AND ENGAGE IN THEM SO WE ARE SEEING THEM AT TRUMP RALLIES BECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND THEY ARE WILD IDEAS TWITTER SAID NO MORE THEY ARE SAYING THESE ARE PEDOPHILES AND HARASSING THEM AND I HAVE SEEN THESE CAMPAIGNS HAPPEN EVERYWHERE FROM TOM HANKS TO LITTLE DOUGHNUT SHOPS ON THE WEST COAST

LE NO ONE IS IMMUNE AND ITNE IS DANGEROUS THERE ARE RUMORS AND %%CONSPIRACY THEORIES IT IS DANGEROUS FINALLY, TWITTER TOOK ACTION JUSTICE MISS INFORMATION IT'S LEADING UP TO AGHAA GOOD DAY SOON

I GO I HAVE TO TELL YOU, WE TALKED WITH COLLEAGUES AND THEY HAVE BEEN SEEING THEM BREAKING THE RULES FOR YEARS THEY MAKE FAKE ACCOUNTS AND THEY HAVE BEEN % BANNED FOR HARASSMENT AND THEN THEY MAKE ANOTHER R NNNTFAKE ACCOUNT THERE WAS A REPORT FROM AN FBI OFFICE THAT SAID THERE WAS A DOMESTIC TERRORIST THREAT BECAUSE BELIEVERS HAVE ALLEGEDLY PLANNED KIDNAPPINGS AND ONE ALLEGEDLY MURDERED A MAN THIS IS GETTING DANGEROUS AND RAMPING UP AND THERE WERE USERS WHERE THEY TARGET THEMSELVES AND SOME OF THESE CAMPAIGNS AND SEE HAVE TO TA THE KIND OF DAMAGE IT CAN DO TO A SINGLE USER ABSOLUTELY

THANK YOU SO MUCH I GO THANK RIYOU >> >> AS A PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO SURGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY RESEARCHERS WORLDWIDE ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO DEVELOP A VACCINE EXPERTS ESTIMATE THE PROCESS COULD TAKE ANOTHER SIX MONTHS BEFORE IT IS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO BIG QUESTIONS THAT REMAIN

WILL IT BE WTEOFOF AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE TO ALL THE ANSWER SHOULD BE YES IT DID NOT DO MUCH TO PUT OUR MINDS AT EASE WHEN ALEX CESAR REFUSED TO MAKE THAT GUARANTEE YOU ARE SAYING IT WILL BE AFFORDABLE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS IT? >> WE WOULD WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TRIED TO DO THAT WE NEED THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO INVEST

>> PERHAPS WE CAN LEARN A LESSON FROM HISTORY IN THE 1900S POLIO INCITED PANIC BECAUSE OF A DEVASTATING EFFECT ON CHILDREN RELIEF CAME %%IN 1954 WHEN A DOCTOR TESTED A VACCINE ON 1 MILLION CHILDREN AFTER WHICH IT WAS DECIDED EFFECTIVE HE SAID HE WOULD DONATE HIS DISCOVERY FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND HE FORFEITED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN REVENUE

>> WHO OWNS THE PATENT? >> THE PEOPLE, I OD WOULD SAY THERE IS NO PATENT CAN YOU PATENT THE SUN? >> CAMOST CHILDREN WILL NEVER GO WITHOUT VACCINES THANKS TO VACCINES FOR CHILDREN PROGRAM CREATED IN 1993, IT PROVIDES VACCINES TO CHILDREN WHO MAY A SEABLE TO PAY FOR THEM ADULTS ARE COVERED AS WELL THANKS TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT THOSE WITHOUT INSURANCE PAY OUT-OF-POCKET

THE COST OF VACCINES IS RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE >> THERE ARE COUPLE OF REASONS THAT VACCINES ARE OR R IN %COST EVEN CLOSE TO FREE AND THAT IS BECAUSE THEY KNOW IF THEY ACTUALLY MAKE IT CHEAPER IT CAN BE MORE WIDELY AVAILABLE ALSO THEY ARE USUALLY MORE THAN ONE COMPANY THAT CAN MAKE THE VACCINE SO THERE IS POA BIT OF COMPETITION BETWEEN MANUFACTURERS AND NUMBER THREE, THEY FALL INTO A CATEGORY UNLIKE OTHER THINGS VACCINES FALL INTO PREVENTION >> WHY PRIORITIZE THE AFFORDABILITY BUT NOT OTHER DRUGS LIKE INSULIN? >> IN PREVENTION, OFOM THOSE ARE, BY LAW, NO-COST OR INCREDIBLY LOW COST AND THEN TREATMENTS DON'T HAVE THOSE SAME RESTRICTIONS AND AKNOT HAVE ANY KIND OF FEDERAL LAW THAT GUIDES WHAT THE %PRICES CAN BE

>> BACK TO COVID- 19 VACCINES IN MAY THE PRESS SECRETARY WAS ASKED IF A PERSON'S INCOME WOULD BE A FACTOR IN THEIR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE VACCINE >> CAN THE PRESIDENT IN SURE EVERYBODY WILL GET A VACCINE REGARDLESS OF INCOME? >> THE PRESIDENT WILL GO TO GREAT EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT >> AND UNNAMED OFFICIAL TOLD REPORTERS ANY AMERICAN WHO IS VULNERABLE WHO CANNOT AFFORD THE VACCINE AND DESIRES A VACCINE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FREE TODAY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAID THE VACCINE WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AT NO COST AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS COULD COST INSURERS FOR ADMINISTERING THE VACCINE

>> ONLY TIME WILL TELL WHAT THE TRUE COST WILL BE AS WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN WITH THE TESTS, THOSE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FREE BUT SOME PATIENTS HAVE HAD BILLS, THESE ARE CALLED SURPRISE BILLS FOR CORONAVIRUS TEST AND TREATMENT AND WE HOPE THAT WILL NOT HOPE IN WITH THE VACCINE ESPECIALLY WHEN WE WANT THE ME ENTIRE WORLD TO BE ABLE SETO RECEIVE THIS VACCINE >> CHINA IS THREATENING RETALIATION AFTER WE ORDERED THE COUNSEL IT CLOSED IN HOUSTON, TEXAS IT IS AIMED AT PROTECTING INFORMATION DOCUMENTS WERE BEING BURNED IN THE COURTYARD

ARE CORRESPONDENT REPORTS >>REPORTER: THE US CHINA RELATIONSHIP JUST TOOK A DOWNWARD DIVE OFFICIALS WERE TOLD TO CLEAR OUT OF THE CONSULATE BY FRIDAY

AGING IS VOWING RETALIATION SO WE MIGHT EXPECT THE US CONSULATE SOMEWHERE WITHIN CHINA'S REACH TO BE ORDERED TO DO THE SAME THIS WILD DAY STARTED WITH REPORTS OF SMOKE AT THE BUILDING THEN THE U

S ORDERED THE CONSULATE TO CLOSE WITHIN 72 HOURS THE SMOKE AND FLAMES ARE DOCUMENTS BURNING PEOPLE WHO LIVE NEARBY SAY PEOPLE WERE THROWING PAPERS INTO FIRES AND BINS ESAT THE COURTYARD THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COULD NOT DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY B CANNOT ENTERED DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS

THE FOREIGN MINISTRY IS LIVID OM COUNTERMEASURES HAVE BEEN PROMISED RI THEY SAY THERE HAVE BEEN BOMB THREATS BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS FANNED BAD FEELINGS TOWARD CHINA THE STATE BUT ZARTMAN SAID DIPLOMATS WHO NEED TO RESPECT THE REPOLL LAW TO STAY IN STATE THEY SAID THIS DECISION WAS MADE TO PROTECT AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND AMERICAN'S PRIVATE INFORMATION

>> THE RELATIONSHIP WAS ALREADY COMBATIVE ON ALMOST EVERY FRONT AALIR AMALANA IT'S DETERIORATED TO A LEVEL THAT SOME ARE CALLING A NEW COLD WAR YESTERDAY THE FBI AND JUSTICE VE OFFICIAL UNVEILED AN INDICTMENT AGAINST TWO CHINESE HACKERS THEY SAY THEY WERE STEALING DATA AND INFORMATION ALONG WITH TRADE SECRETS AND RESEARCH RELATED TO A CORONA VIRUS VACCINE THEY DID NOT SAY WHETHER THE HACKERS WERE SUCCESSFUL

THEY ENRICH SU THEMSELVES AND CHINESE STATE SECURITY THEY SAID THEY WERE ACTING LIKE AN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL SYNDICATE WHY HOUSTON? JURISDICTIONS ARE THERE FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST, FLORIDA TO TEXAS IT IS SYMBOLICS THE FIRST CONSULATE TO OPEN IN THE UNITED STATES AFTER DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED BACK IN 1979

THERE IS A HECHNSOPN FAMOUS PHOTO YOU CAN SEE HIM WEARING A 10 GALLON HAT CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIUM IS GOING NUTS THEY ARE RUNNING A POLL ON WHICH US

CONSULATE SHOULD BE CLOSED IN RETALIATION SPECULATION IS THAT IT WILL BE THE US MISSION IN WUHAN OR EVEN HONG KONG WHERE RELATIONS GO THEN IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION >> A THIS MORNING GGAS WE SURGED TO 4 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE NATION'S MOST POPULAR STATE IS COPING WITH A SURGE

>> A REMINDER OF WHY WE ARE TAKING THINGS AS SERIOUSLY AS WE ARE >> NEW YORK HAS A DEATH TOLL HIGHER BUT CALIFORNIA WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONS TO SHUTDOWN IT IS CRIPPLED BY COVE IT WAS 7000 PEOPLE CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED >> I DON'T SEE US ERADICATING IT I THINK WE CAN BRING IT DOWN TO A LOW LEVEL AND WE WILL NOT BE IN THE POSITION THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW

>> IN NEIGHBORING ARIZONA, ONE BORDER COUNTY HAS A 55% POSITIVITY RATE THERE WAS AN OUTPOURING OF EMOTIONS FOR A BELOVED TEACHER AND COACH >> WE TOLD HIM WE LOVED HIM AND WE THANKED HIM FOR BEING WHO HE WAS >> SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY AS HE SLOWLY SLIPPED AWAY >> WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL HIM HOW MUCH WE LOVE HIM

>>REPORTER: THEIR STRICTER FACEMASK POLICIES DR DEBORAH BURKS WARNED 11 MAJOR CITIES NEED TO TAKE AGGRESSIVE STEPS NOW TO MITIGATE OUTBREAKS >> WE ARE TRACKING THIS VERY CLOSELY AND WORKING WITH OFFICIAL TO MAKE SURE WE ARE RESPONDING TO COVE IT >> THERE IS PROGRESS ON THE RACE FOR A VACCINE

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MADE IT $2 BILLION DEAL WITH PFIZER TO ACQUIRE MILLIONS OF DOSES AS EARLY AS DECEMBER IN NEW YORK, IT TOOK LARRY KELLY 51 DAYS ON A VENTILATOR TO KICK COVE IT HE IS READY TO GO HOME MY WIFE SAVED MY LIFE SHE WOULD LET THIS GET ME

>> NICE TO AND ON THAT LET'S GO BACK TO THE PFIZER DEAL THERE IS A LOT OF MONEY GOING INTO THIS WHAT MIGHT THAT MEAN FOR THE PRICE OF THE VACCINE? >> PART OF THAT AGREEMENT MEANS 100 MILLION VACCINES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE THOSE WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY BUT SO MANY OF THE DETAILS ARE STILL BEING WORKED OUT

>> OKAY THANK YOU >> AFTER WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE HOUSE OVERNIGHT WORD OF A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT ON A $1 TRILLION CORONA'S RELIEF BILL IT INCLUDES $16 BILLION IN FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING, 70 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS THE SCHOOLS ARE DIVIDED WHETHER THEY SHOULD CONTINUE TO GIVE A STIMULUS CHECK

SOME SAY TO KEEP THE OVERALL COST OF THE MEASURE DOWN TO ABOUT $1 TRILLION THEY MIGHT HAVE TO PICK BETWEEN TWO PRIORITIES IT'S A DIFFICULT CHOICE PITTING THEM AGAINST THE PRESIDENT MR TRUMP IS EAGER TO GET THE ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK AND HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR THE PAYROLL TAX CUT >> I THINK IT IS GOOD

IT HAS PROVEN TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT IS A BIG SAVINGS FOR THE PEOPLE, TREMENDOUS SAVINGS AND A INCENTIVE FOR COMPANIES TO HIRE WORKERS BACK AND KEEP THEM >>REPORTER: LAWMAKERS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE HOW TO REAUTHORIZE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SET TO RUN OUT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH JOBLESS AMERICANS ARE GETTING $600 EVERY WEEK THROUGH THAT THAT IS UP IN THE AIR SO THE BIG QUESTION NOW IS WILL DEMOCRATS BE ON BOARD WITH THE BROADER PLAN

NANCY PELOSI SAYS SHE HOPES THE PARTIES CAN RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES AND HAVE A BILL BY THE END OF THE WEEK >> LET'S TALK ABOUT POLITICS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN MAKING AN ISSUE OF JOE BIDEN'S MENTAL FITNESS FOR OFFICE THIS CAME UP IN A NEW INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT >> IT DID

IN THAT INTERVIEW OVERNIGHT THE PRESIDENT QUESTION BIDEN'S COGNITIVE ABILITY AND GAVE NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE TEST HE SAYS HE TOOK RECENTLY HE PREVIOUSLY RAISED THE ISSUE OF THE TEST AND SAID HE DOES IT VERY WELL AND QUESTIONED WHETHER BIDEN WOULD SCORE HIGH POINTS DURING AN INTERVIEW THIS WEEKEND IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT SOME QUESTIONS ARE BASIC THE PRESIDENT INSISTED THE LAST ROUND OF QUESTIONS ARE MORE DIFFICULT AND HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT HERE'S HOW HE DESCRIBED THOSE QUESTIONS

>> THE FIRST QUESTIONS ARE VERY EASY AND THE LAST QUESTIONS ARE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT IT'S LIKE A MEMORY QUESTION IT WAS LIKE YOU GO PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, CAMERA, TV SO THEY'LL SAY CAN YOU REPEAT THAT SO I SAID YES SO IT'S PERSON, WOMAN, MAN, TV

>> OKAY THAT IS VERY GOOD IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER YOU GET EXTRA POINTS SO NOW HE'S ASKING YOU OTHER QUESTIONS AND THEN 15 OR 20 MINUTES LATER HE'LL SAY REMEMBER THE FIRST QUESTION NO THE 10th QUESTION, CAN YOU GIVE US THAT AGAIN? >> IF YOU GET IT IN ORDER YOU GET EXTRA POINTS HE SAID NOBODY GETS IT IN ORDER IT'S NOT THAT EASY

I THOUGHT IT WAS EASY >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CHALLENGED BIDEN TO TAKE THE TEST WHEN ASKED ABOUT IT RECENTLY HE SAID HE COULD HARDLY WAIT TO TEST HIS COGNITIVE ABILITY AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE DEBATES THIS FALL ACCORDING TO MEDICAL EXPERTS THAT IS A TEST GIVEN TO TEST AGAINST DIMENSION IT DOES NOT TEST FOR INTELLIGENCE

>> THANK YOU >>> AN URGENT WARNING FROM THE FDA CHECK HAND SANITIZERS THERE IS A LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZER TO INCLUDE 75 PRODUCTS THE INGREDIENT IS METHANOL SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS WOOD ALCOHOL

IT CAN BE TOXIC WHEN ABSORBED THROUGH THE SKIN AND CAN BE LIFE- THREATENING ALL OF THE PRODUCTS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN PRODUCED IN MEXICO AND INCLUDE MODE DESTA AND EVEN NOVELTY BRANDS LIKE HELLO KITTY BY SANRIO SOME ON THE LIST WERE SOLD AT NATIONAL CHANGE THE DEMAND HAS SURGED SO HAVE THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONABLE BRANDS ACCORDING TO DATA 10 DEATHS AT HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO ARE BELIEVED TO BE LINKED TO METHOD ON HAND SANITIZER

SOME OF THE HAND SANITIZERS MAY HAVE BEEN INGESTED RATHER THAN APPLIED TO THE SKIN EXPERTS SAY BEFORE YOU BUY, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE INGREDIENTS >> OKAY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE STORE MAYBE EVERYONE IS NOT LEE READING EVERY INGREDIENT

WHICH AND WE KNOW BEFORE WE BUY? >> IT SHOULD NOT CONTAIN METHANOL THE FDA ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT PEOPLE JUST WASH THEIR HANDS IN SOAP AND WATER FOR 20 SECONDS AS OPPOSED TO USING HAND SANITIZER FOR A FULL LIST OF RECALLED SANITIZERS GO TO OUR WEBSITE TODAY THANK YOU >>> AFTER THIS SHOOTING OUTSIDE A FUNERAL LEFT 15 PEOPLE WOUNDED THE MAYOR IN CHICAGO IS ACCEPTING FEDERAL HELP TO STOP THE VIOLENCE

SHE SAID IT BETTER NOT LOOK LIKE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PORTLAND >> WE WILL TAKE THE PRESIDENT TO COURT AND STOP ANYTHING THAT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL >> IN CHICAGO THERE WERE 160 MURDERS IN THE LAST MONTH A 200% JUMP THIS BLOODSHED MUST END AND WILL IN

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SPENDING MONEY TO SEND AGENTS TO ALBUQUERQUE >> THEY WILL BE WORKING TO SOLVE MURDERS AND TO TAKE DOWN VIOLENT GANGS >> IS AN EXPANSION OF OPERATION LEGENDS THIS OPERATION IS PERSONAL TO US WE WANT JUSTICE FOR OUR CLIENTS ANOTHER'S

>> THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS EXTRA AGENTS WILL BE DIFFERENT FROM THE TACTICAL TEAMS THAT WERE SENT THERE OVERNIGHT THE MAYOR DEMANDED FEDERAL FORCES LEAVE THE CITY JOINED PROTESTERS ON THE FRONTLINE POLICE DECLARED IT A RIOT OPPOSITION TO THE DEPLOYMENT IN PORTLAND EXTENDED TO OTHER MAYORS DAN CO-SLAMMED THEM WEDNESDAY

>> WE HAVE DEMOCRATS RUNNING CITIES LIKE CHICAGO AND SO MANY OTHERS >> THE MAYOR HIT BACK THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM HIS FAILED LEADERSHIP OF ON COVID-19 HE HAS FAILED HE HAS FAILED

HE HAS FAILED >> MURDER IS UP 40% IN KANSAS CITY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ASKED FOR SOME HELP WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS WHAT YOU ARE SEEING TROOPS ARE TAKING OVER AMERICAN CITIES

>>> IN AN ESCALATION OF TENSE RELATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND BEIJING, THE US GIVES CHINA UNTIL TOMORROW TO CLOSE ITS CONSULATE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS THE SHUTDOWN FOLLOWS YEARS OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERING >> WE ARE SETTING UP EXPECTATIONS FOR HOW THE CHINESE PARTY WILL BEHAVE

WHEN THEY DO NOT, WE WILL TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, NATIONAL SECURITY AND MORE >>REPORTER: THE CONSULATE, THE FIRST OPENING IN THE US WHEN RELATIONS WERE BEGINNING IN 1979 THE COMPLEX IS USED TO SEAL INFORMATION FROM THE MEDICAL FACILITIES NEARBY

HOURS AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TOLD CHINA OF THE SHUTDOWN, PEOPLE COULD BE SEEN APPEARING TO BURN DOCUMENTS FIREFIGHTERS WERE NOT PERMITTED IN TWO CHINESE NATIONALS WERE CHARGED IN A GLOBAL HACKING SCHEME INCLUDING BREAKING INTO THE COMPUTERS OF FIRMS WORKING ON A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE >> CLOSING ADDITIONAL EMBASSIES, IT'S ALWAYS POSSIBLE >> LAWMAKERS SAY CHINA IS AN ONGOING THREAT

>> MANY TECH COMPANIES ARE ARMED COMPANIES NEED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT DOING BUSINESS WITH THESE FIRMS, THERE IS FIRE CYBER THEFT THE LIST GOES ON AND ON >>REPORTER: NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIAL SAYS THERE COULD BE MORE CASES ANNOUNCED TODAY SOME HAVE COVERED UP THERE TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY

CHINESE DIPLOMATS ALSO ARE ASKED TO TURN OVER DIPLOMATIC PAPERS BACK TO YOU GREAT TO SEE YOU >> WELCOME BACK >> EVEN BETTER TO SEE YOU

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THE 2020 OLYMPICS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021 A VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS THIS WEEK INFECTIONS ARE CONTINUING WE COULD NOT HOLD THE GAMES IF IT DOES CONTINUE

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SAYS IT IS HOPELESS THE VENUES WILL BE READY THEY ARE READY NOW PEOPLE HAVE SPENT $12 BILLION ON TOKYO, 2020 >> WE ARE OPTIMISTICALLY WAITING ON A NEW DAY

>> DURING THE LOCKDOWN ATHLETES HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS SO IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAMES WILL BE A TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY >> IT WILL BE A GREAT SYMBOL OF SURVIVOR IT IS UNITY AND SOLIDARITY OF HUMANKIND >>REPORTER: IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER THEY WILL HAVE AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE WHAT WERE CHANGE ARE THE MARQUEE EVENTS

THERE WILL BE SWIMMING AND TENNIS ALL EYES WILL BE ON GYMNASTICS AND SIMONE BAEZ SHE HAS BEEN CALLED THE GREATEST GYMNAST EVER SHE IS MAST WORLD RECORD THE FLAG BARE IN THE CLOSING CEREMONY

SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED >> I CRIED BUT IT WAS A GREAT DECISION >> EARLIER THIS MONTH SHE POSTED VIDEOS SHOWING HER AMAZING SKILLS INCLUDING A DOUBLE TALK THAT SHE HAS NOT PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF VOGUE HOPEFULLY, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR AS THE GAMES OF THE 32nd OLYMPIAD WILL BE GETTING UNDERWAY THIS AMERICAN HERO WILL BE SHOWING THE WORLD JUST HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY

>> A GOLD MEDAL AGAIN >> ONE OF THESE SYMBOLS WAS IN IS RENEWABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY COMPUTERS AND PHONES ARE BEING MADE INTO METAL WHAT BETTER WAY TO SYMBOLIZE THAT THEN WATCHING SIMONE TAKE ONE OF THOSE METALS, HOPEFULLY A GOLD METAL >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

THAT WAS A GREAT PIECE >> GYMNASTICS SUPERSTAR, SIMONE IS WITH US RIGHT NOW >> SIMONE, FIRST, I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT REALITY I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE FINAL FIVE AND HOW YOU WANT ALL THOSE METALS AND ZAC EFRON DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN HE STEPPED INTO YOUR WORLD? I WAS THINKING, LET'S JUST RELIVE THIS

YOU STILL FEEL IT I KNOW IT >> HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME AS YOU PREPARE FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND FUN THAT IS AHEAD? >> TRAINING HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT IT HAS BEEN KIND OF CRAZY GOING IN EVERY DAY KNOWING AND HOPING THAT 2021 IS ON THE HORIZON KEEPS ME GOING

IT IS THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN SO WE TRAIN EVERY DAY >> WE SHOWED THE FUN YOU ARE HAVING AS YOU ARE TRAINING AND YOU'D DID THE DOUBLE TALK YOU HAD NOT DONE IT SINCE YOU ARE 13 IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS STUFF, HOW DO YOU TRAIN DURING A PANDEMIC? >> SO RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE TO STAGGER WORKOUTS SO THAT OTHER GIRLS CAN GET IN EVERYBODY HAS TO WEAR A MASK ENTERING AND LEAVING THE FACILITY AND THE STAFF HAS TO WEAR A MASK WHILE IN THE BUILDING

THEN AT EVERY SECTIONS THERE ARE TIMES FOR CLEAN DOWN WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS SAFE >> THE COVER OF VOGUE IS STUNNING WHAT IS MORE BEAUTIFUL, I HAVE TO SAY THEN THE OUTSIDE AND ALL THE PICTURES, IT IS HOW YOU REVEALED YOURSELF INSIDE I THOUGHT IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL

IT STRUCK ME SHE IS GROWN UP YOU TALKED ABOUT EVERYTHING AND A LITTLE ABOUT THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND IT STRUCK ME I WONDERED IF YOU REMEMBER YOURSELF WHAT AN EARLY BRUSH WITH RACISM WAS AS THE LITTLE GIRL >> I DIDN'T REALLY EXPERIENCE IT WHEN I WAS YOUNGER

I WENT TO A WHITE SCHOOL BUT I DID NOT NOTICE RAISES SOME UNTIL 2013 I WAS ON THE WORLD SCENE AND WHAT MADE THE NEWS WAS ANOTHER GYMNAST SAYING THAT IF WE PAINTED OUR SKIN BLACK BECAUSE I HAD BEATEN HER OUT OF THE METAL AND SHE WAS UPSET OTHER THAN THAT, IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY AND I FEEL LIKE EVERY COLORED ATHLETE COULD SAY THEY HAVE EXPERIENCED IT THROUGH THEIR CAREER YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING FOR THE LITTLE ONES LOOKING UP TO US >> WHAT YOU HOPE TO TEACH THOSE LITTLE ONES? IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE

YOU CAN STRIVE FOR GREATNESS AND BE GREAT >> I DO LOVE THAT AND I BRING UP ONE OTHER THING THAT KIND OF BROKE MY HEART? I FEEL PROTECTIVE OF YOU I CAN HELP IT YOU OPENED UP ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH DURING THE HATCH OR SCAN YOU WHEN YOU SAID AT ONE POINT I SLEPT SO MUCH BECAUSE FOR ME IT WAS THE CLOSEST THING TO DEATH WITHOUT HARMING MYSELF

IT WAS AN ESCAPE FROM ALL MY THOUGHTS I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO BRAVE TO SAY WHY DID YOU FEEL IT WAS IMPORTANT >> I FEEL LIKE ATHLETES ARE SURVIVORS BUT EVERYONE GOES THROUGH IT I FEEL THE SAME WAY YOU DO

IF I DO IT YOU CAN DO IT OBVIOUSLY I'M GOING TO THERAPY FOR ALL THOSE REASONS BUT THERAPY IS NOT BAD IN THE BEGINNING I THOUGHT MAYBE I HAD A PROBLEM NOW I LOOK FORWARD TO IT BECAUSE IT IS A SAFE OUTLET FOR ME AND I HOPE EVERYONE FEELS COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT GOING TO THERAPY AND SPEAKING OUT >> HOW HIS MOM? THE LAST TIME YOU SAID SHE LEFT FOOD FOR YOU ON THE CURB THAT YOU HAD TO GO PICK UP

WERE THEY ABLE TO COME OVER AND HANG OUT NOW? >> YES SHE IS STILL THAT SHE HAS A NURSING BACKGROUND SO SHE'S CRAZY ABOUT WASHING HANDS OTHER THAN THAT WE ARE ALLOWED IN THE HOUSE SO WE SPEND WEEKENDS AT THE POOL AND MY MOM COOKS SUNDAY DINNER WE SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY AT THE HOUSE >> I LOVE IT

CONGRATULATIONS ON EVERYTHING AND FINALLY, IT YOU CALL GROWING UP ADULT THING FROM MEETING YOU AND KNOWING YOU FROM EARLY ON YOU ARE DOING IT BEAUTIFULLY >> THANK YOU SO MUCH I APPRECIATE IT >> OKAY

THANK YOU >> I WILL SURPRISE YOU WITH A SUPERSTAR WHEN WE GET THERE >> THANK YOU >> I LOVE YOU >> I LOVE YOU RIGHT BACK

>> OUR OLYMPIC COUNTDOWN CELEBRATION IS NOT OVER MORE ATHLETES WILL JOIN US ALONG WITH A MEMBER OF THE NBC SPORTS TEAM >>> MAY I RECOMMEND WATCHING SIMONE ON REPEAT IT IS GOOD INSPIRATION FOR YOUR DAY SHE IS LOVELY

>> SIMONE, SAVANNA WAS SHOWING HER DAUGHTER FLIPPING AROUND AND HURT DAUGHTER NOW WANTS TO BE A GYMNAST >> I WILL TELL YOU THE TRUTH SHE SAID I WANT TO BE LIKE HER AND I SAID WOW >> THAT IS TOO CUTE >> I SAID WORK HARD AND I GUARANTEE YOU SHE SPENT HOURS AND DAYS AND HOURS AND DAYS IN THE GYM >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE SAW A LARD CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD WE START AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE SAID THAT THEY DON'T WORK AND THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILIES >>REPORTER: WE ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT IS NOT THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE LIGHTHEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BREAK ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> >>> WHAT 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? CAN THE DEMOCRATS TURN THIS AROUND ? >> PEOPLE ARE NOT DISTANCING

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THIS COULD DELVE TAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION? >>> STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL BEFORE ENTERING THE BUILDING THERE'S A NEW TEST TO PASS >> ONCE INSIDE CLASSES ARE STAGGERED IN TENNESSEE >> DID THEY FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES TODAY? LYING YES ALL OF THEM DID

IT IS EASIER WITH SMALLER CLASSES STUDENTS COME ONE DAY A WEEK NO MORE THAN 10 TOGETHER ONE TIME I LIKE THE IDEA OF A FEW KIDS AT A TIME >>REPORTER: THIS DISTRICT OF 2000 STUDENTS IS THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO MAKE AN IN-PERSON RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM

>>REPORTER: DOES THAT ADD PRESSURE TO GET IT RIGHT? >> ABSOLUTELY >> OTHERS ARE WATCHING CLOSELY PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE IS COMFORTABLE SENDING HIS OWN SON AND GRANDCHILDREN BACK WHILE MAKING THESE COMMENTS THE KIDS ARE LESS SUSCEPTIBLE >> THEY DON'T CATCH IT EASILY AND BRING IT HOME EASILY IF THEY DO CATCH IT THEY GET — WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT FACTOR

>> DR DEBORAH BURKE WEIGHED IN SHORTLY AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS >> THERE ARE OPEN QUESTIONS THERE AND THE PRESIDENT CONCLUDED WITH WE ARE STUDYING THIS VERY HARD >>REPORTER: THREE DISTRICTS NEAR THE CAPITAL SAID THEY WILL BEGIN ONLINE CHICAGO'S DEMENTED TEACHERS DO THE SAME THERE

IN FLORIDA EDUCATORS HAVE SUED THE STATE TO STOP FULL- TIME REOPENING THE GOVERNOR IS NOT BUDGING >> THE RISK FROM IN PERSON LEARNING ARE LOW TO STUDENTS THE COST OF KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED ARE ENORMOUS >>REPORTER: THIS ART TEACHER IS SET TO GO BACK FULL-TIME NEXT MONTH

THE 57-YEAR-OLD DIABETIC IS SCARED SHE HAS WRITTEN GOODBYE LETTERS TO HER FAMILY JUST IN CASE >> I LOVE MY STUDENTS BUT I DON'T WANT TO MAKE MY CHILD IN ORPHAN >> THIS IS AN INTERESTING START TO SECOND GRADE >> WE ARE SUPERHEROES PUTTING ON OUR MASKS

THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON >> THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS THEY ARE TRYING TO JUGGLE HOME THE HYGIENE LESSONS THE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS SAID SHE IS WATCHING THOSE NUMBERS VERY CLOSELY IF THEY SEE AN UPTICK OR IF IT TEACHERS OR STUDENTS CONTRACT COVID- 19 THEY ARE READY TO GO BACK TO VIRTUAL CLASSES AND THEY HAVE PLANS IN PLACE TO DO IT >>> THE BOYS OF SUMMER KICKING OFF THEIR SEASON IN LATE JULY

>> THE NORMAL 162 GAME SEASON IS CUT TO 60 THAT IS THANKS TO COVID-19 >> THE FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME, THE NATIONALS HOST THE YANKEES >> UNDERSTAND THAT ONE PERSON CAN SCREW THIS UP FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT IS A WAKE- UP CALL FOR EVERYBODY

THIS YEAR WILL PRESENT A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF ADVERSITY I FEEL LIKE WE ARE CUT OUT TO HANDLE THAT >> THEY ARE READY TO PLAY >>REPORTER: THE GAME WILL LOOK DIFFERENT WITH THE STANDS EMPTY OF FANS CROWD NOISE WILL BE PIPED IN

SOME TEAMS ARE LETTING FANS BY CARDBOARD CUTOUTS OF THEMSELVES TO FILL STADIUM SEATS THAT IS IF YOUR TEAM HAS A HOME STADIUM THE BLUE JAYS WERE BANNED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT FROM PLAYING IN TORONTO THEY WERE TOLD BY PENNSYLVANIA HEALTH OFFICIALS WEDNESDAY THEY CANNOT SHARE A STADIUM WITH THE PIRATES THEIR REASONS FOR CAUTIONS

THE ROYALS HAVE HAD EIGHT PLAYERS TEST POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS IT IS BEEN A DIFFERENT STORY FOR THE NBA PRESEASON GAMES BEGAN LAST NIGHT NONE OF THE PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE RESIDENCIES AND GAMES START ONE WEEK FROM TODAY

SOME NFL PLAYERS ARE REPORTING TO TRAINING CAMP THEY ARE DEBATING SAFETY PROTOCOLS THE NFL SAYS OF FANS ARE ALLOWED IN THE STADIUM THEY WILL HAVE TO WEAR MASKS ON AUGUST 1 THE NHL BEGAN A KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT TO SEE WHO GETS TO LIFT THE STANLEY CUP EVERY GAME WILL BE PLAYED IN CANADA

TONIGHT DR ANTHONY FOUND SHE WILL THROW OUT THE FIRST PICTURE >> HAVE YOU DONE THIS BEFORE TO BIG LEAGUE STADIUM? >> I HAVE NOT I'M QUITE NERVOUS ABOUT IT >> DON'T WORRY

YOU ARE FINE >> SOME OTHER CHANGES PEOPLE WILL NOTICE WHEN THEY WATCH THE GAMES ON TELEVISION, SOCIAL DISTANCING NO BIG CELEBRATIONS ARE ALLOWED AFTER A HOME RUN NOT EVEN A HIGH FIVE I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY A SMALL PLACE TO PLAY

>>> I REMEMBER SAYING, I CAN'T JUST SIT AND PRAY FOR PEOPLE I NEED TO GO AND DO AND HELP I NEED TO USE MY HANDS >> KAYLA WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE WHEN SHE WENT TO A DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS HOSPITAL IN 2013 SHE WAS KIDNAPPED BY ISIS THE NEXT DAY

HER PARENTS, MARCIA AND CARL OPENED THEIR HOMES TO THE TODAY SHOW IN 2015 >> I AM STILL IN DENIAL I STILL EXPECT HER TO COME THROUGH THE DOOR >>REPORTER: SHE WAS HELD CAPTIVE 18 MONTH DURING THAT TIME SHE WAS MOVED FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION, SOMETIMES PUT IN A ROOM WITH OTHER CAPTIVE WOMEN

>> WE HAVE CITY GIRLS THAT SPENT SHORT TIMES WITH KAYLA ALL OF THEM, EVERYONE WE HAVE TALKED TO TALKED ABOUT HER STRENGTH >>REPORTER: SHE WAS TAKEN BY THE HEAD OF ICES AND ABUSE SHE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED IN 2015 AMONG HER CAPTORS, A GROUP OF BRITISH CITIZENS NICKNAMED THE BEATLES

THAT INCLUDES A MAN KNOWN AS JIHADI JOHN WHO WAS LATER KILLED IN A US DRONE STRIKE AND THESE TWO MEN WHO WERE CAPTURED IN SYRIA AND ARE BEING HELD IN US

CUSTODY IN A ROCK IN THE PAST THE MEN PRETENDED TO HAVE NO IDEA WHO KAYLA WAS >> I DID NOT MEET ANY FOREIGN PEOPLE >>REPORTER: IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW THE TWO MEN GIVE DETAILED ACCOUNTS ABOUT HER AND HOW THEY GOT HER PARENTS EMAIL ADDRESS AND SENT RANSOM NOTES >> I TOOK IT FROM HER

SHE WAS VERY SCARED SHE WAS IN A ROOM BY HERSELF THAT NO ONE WOULD GO IN >> THEY ARE ADMITTING THAT THEY WERE THERE THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE DARK SIDE OF THE STORY >> THE FAMILIES OF JAMES FOLEY AND OTHERS INCLUDING THE MILLERS WERE ALSO KILLED BY ISIS HAVE BEEN PRESSING FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO CHARGE THE MEN

>> THEY NEED TO BE BROUGHT HERE THEY NEED TO BE PROSECUTED >>REPORTER: THE CASE HAS BEEN HELD UP A BRITISH COURT RULED IN MARCH THAT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT USE CRUCIAL EVIDENCE AGAINST THOSE MEN UNLESS THE UNITED STATES PROMISES THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE THE DEATH PENALTY >> I DON'T THINK ANYTHING SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE TABLE

>>REPORTER: THE MUELLER SAY THEY FEEL THE BEATERS WILL GET A LIGHT SENTENCE IF TRY TO THE UK >> THAT IS A REALLY COOL — RECRUITING TOOL THEY DID THESE TERRIBLE THINGS THEY WERE TORTURING AND KILLING AMERICANS AND THEY WALK AWAY IN FIVE YEARS THAT CAN HAPPEN

>> WE ARE REACHING OUT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE DOJ WE DO NOT WANT THIS TO GO AWAY >>REPORTER: A TRIAL IN THE UNITED STATES IS WHAT KAYLA WOULD'VE WANTED THEY SAY I GO SHE WOULD WANT THESE MEN TRIED IF THEY ARE INNOCENT, SOMEHOW THEY BELIEVE THEY'RE INNOCENT, THEY GO BEFORE JURY IMPROVE IT

AND YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GIVE US INFORMATION >> >>REPORTER: THAT WOULD HELP THE FAMILY BRING KAYLA HOME >> I WANT TO BRING HER HOME THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE >> THAT FAMILY HAS BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH AND NOW THIS

HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT THESE MEN WOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE UNITED STATES TO FACE CHARGES? >>REPORTER: THERE IS A LEGAL ISSUE, COURTS IN THIS COUNTRY RULED THAT IF THE UNITED STATES IS SEEKING THE DEATH PENALTY THEN BRITISH AUTHORITIES WILL NOT HAND OVER THE EVIDENCE THAT THEY HAVE THEY HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THESE EVENTS CLOSELY AND THEY HAVE THE BEST EVIDENCE IF THE US DROPS THE DEATH PENALTY AND PURSUES A LIFE SENTENCE THAT OBSTACLE WOULD GO AWAY

THERE ARE SOME NEGOTIATIONS THAT STILL NEED TO TAKE PLACE TO FIGURE THE BEST WAY TO MOVE FORWARD LEGALLY THE FAMILIES DON'T WANT THIS CASE TO GO AWAY THAT IS WHY THE FAMILIES WROTE AN OP-ED IN THE WASHINGTON POST URGING PRESIDENT TRUMP TO MOVE THIS CASE FORWARD >> IT IS ASTONISHING TO SEE THOSE MEN TALKING ABOUT HER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> LINES FOR FOOD, LINES FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OUR NATION HAS NOT SEEN PAIN AND DESPAIR LIKE THIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION NEARLY ONE CENTURY AGO NOW, IN EIGHT DAYS THE CARES ACT RUNS OUT THAT HAD PUT AN EXTRA $600 A WEEK IN AMERICANS POCKETS ON TOP OF UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS >> THIS IS VERY CHALLENGING

>> NO WORDS >> UNPRECEDENTED TIMES WE NEED WORK WE NEED HELP PLEASE

>> THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 111% AND EVEN WORSE IN SOME LARGE CITIES LIKE LOS ANGELES THAT IS 195% IN NEW YORK CITY, 20

4% ON WEDNESDAY FROM LOS ANGELES TO NEW YORK TO SOUTH FLORIDA AND EVERY STATE IN BETWEEN HELP COMING IN A DIGITAL WAY VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WOULD CHARGE $250 A SESSION TAKING 10,000 FREE HEAD SHOTS FOR THE UNEMPLOYED >> FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE NOT LOOKED FOR A JOB IN A WHILE, HEAD SHOTS ARE NOW EXPECTED IN THE ONLINE WORLD OF JOB-SEARCH >> IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I LOOKED FOR JOB

WHY IS THE PHOTOGRAPH SO IMPORTANT? >> IT IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT IS YOUR DIGITAL HANDSHAKE >> THIS 34-YEAR- OLD HOPES A PHOTO BOOST HER RESUME SHE HAS A MASTERS DEGREE AND WAS WORKING FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUT THE PANDEMIC LED TO WIDESPREAD LAYOFFS HER LINKEDIN PAGE USED TO HAVE A SOUTHEY >> I TRIED WITH THE LIGHTING AND I KNEW IT WAS TIME TO UPDATE IT

IT WAS NOT REFLECTING MY BEST SELF >>REPORTER: NOW LOOKS LIKE THIS >> DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF ADVICE? MAKE SURE THE ONE YOU USED IS CURRENT YOU MAY THINK YOU LOOK BETTER IN THE OLDER PICTURE, IT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE TODAY >>> THE PHOTOGRAPHERS SET STUDIOS AND HAD POP-UP INSIDE BUSINESSES THAT HAD CLOSED AND THE PROPERTY THAT OWNS THE MALLS FIGURES IF THEY CAN HELP PEOPLE GET JOBS THEN PERHAPS IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMY GET GOING

>> A PROFESSIONAL PICTURE THAT'S GREAT >> YES >>> IT IS NOT THE WELCOME MAT THESE STUDENTS ARE USED TO >> TEMPERATURE CHECKS, MASKED FACES AND DESKS AT A DISTANCE

THERE IS STAGGERED ATTENDANCE AT THIS IN PERSON LEARNING >> FIVE WILL COME EVERY DAY IT WILL MAKE THE WEEK BEFORE SEEN GREAT >> THERE HAVE BEEN FEWER THAN 300 ACTIVE CASES IN THE CITY >>REPORTER: DID YOU HAVE ANY CONCERN ABOUT COMING BACK? >> ABSOLUTELY

WE WANT TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS AND CHILDREN >>REPORTER: THE FIRST DAY IS FAST APPROACHING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE IN LIMBO ABOUT HOW AND WHEN SCHOOL WILL START THE GOVERNOR'S REQUEST WAS REJECTED TO DELAY THE START OF SCHOOL >> I AM 100% THAT THEY CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL

>> MANY DISTRICTS ARE RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR ALL THIS A NEW RULE WILL DIVERT MONEY FROM LOWER INCOME SCHOOLS TO WEALTHY, PRIVATE SCHOOLS >> GIVE IT TO FAMILIES WHO HAVE THE MEANS TO PROVIDE VIRTUAL OR SOCIAL DISTANCING OPPORTUNITIES IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE >>REPORTER: THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SAID IT WAS POLITICAL WRITING THIS ADMINISTRATION IS COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING STUDENTS OF COLOR

>> BACK IN TENNESSEE, HAD YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT MASK? >> NOT THAT GOOD IT MAKES ME REALLY HOT >>REPORTER: STOPPING THE SPREAD IS LESSON NUMBER 1 >> THEY HAVE LIFE SKILLS THIS MAY NOT GO AWAY ANYTIME SOON

>>REPORTER: PLANS ARE IN PLACE UNTIL LABOR DAY WHEN THEY REEVALUATE TO SEE WHAT, IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO CHANGE >> >>> AT 17 YEARS OLD NATE HELPED BUILD WARPLANES TO SAVE AMERICAN LINES TODAY AT 94 HER FANS STILL WORK AT FACTORY SPEED FOR THE SAME REASON >>REPORTER: HOW DID YOU GET THE IDEA TO DO THIS? >> >>REPORTER: SHE MAKES MASK FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS EACH DAY SHE WAS ONCE HERSELF A ROSIE THE RIVETER

>> THIS IS A SYMBOL FOR WHAT AMERICAN WOMEN DID >>REPORTER: SHE MADE A FEW FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF FIRST NOW 1000 PENDING ORDERS STRANGERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SALUTING WITH IN- SERVICE AND FIGHTING AMERICA'S NEW WORD AGAINST THE VIRUS SHE FINDS TIME TO MOW HER OWN GRASS AND PUSHING CONGRESS TO GIVE THEM A MEDAL OF HONOR

>> INSPIRED WANTS TO SERVE HER COUNTRY AND NOW TO PROTECT IT >>> ALL QUESTIONS OR WHETHER OR NOT THE GOVERNMENT CAN FORCE PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME AND QUARANTINE TRACES BACK TO A 1905 SUPREME COURT CASE JACOBSON VERSUS MASSACHUSETTS >> AMERICANS HAVE A RIGHT WE CAN'T OPEN ALL AT ONCE, WE WILL GET INTO TROUBLE >>REPORTER: THE SUPREME COURT ESTABLISHED THE FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING WHETHER OR NOT A GOVERNMENT ORDER DURING A TIME OF THE HEALTH CRISIS VIOLATES THE CONSTITUTION >> THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD COMPULSORY VACCINATION DURING THE SMALLPOX VACCINATION

THE GOVERNOR GOOD STICK A NEEDLE IN YOUR ARM BECAUSE THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY REQUIRED IT SINCE THEN, AS LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT CAN JUSTIFY THE PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURE, COURTS WILL GENERALLY UPHOLD RESTRICTION SUCH AS QUARANTINE OR STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS ONE EXAMPLE CAME NOT TOO LONG AGO DURING THE EBOLA CRISIS A NURSE RETURNED FROM AN AREA HIGH IN INFECTION AND THE COURTS UPHELD A TWO WEEK QUARANTINE, EVEN THOUGH SHE SHOWED NO SIGNS OF INFECTION WHEN SHE GOT TO THE UNITED STATES SOMETIMES COURTS WILL SAVE QUARANTINE GOES TOO FAR

IN ONE CASE MANY YEARS AGO, THE GOVERNMENT TRIED TO STEAL OFF AN ENTIRE SECTION OF SAN FRANCISCO TO QUARANTINE THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT WAS TOO FAR MOST OF THE COURTS COULD HAVE APPLIED JACOBSON TO THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS JACOBSON IS A BROAD AUTHORITY OF STATES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO QUARANTINE PEOPLE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH NEED DEMAND IT'S >> THE GOVERNMENT DOES HAVE THE POWER TO QUARANTINE

THE SUPREME COURT INDICATED THAT STATES WITH THE POLICE POWER THAT WILL BE ON THE FRONT LINE OF DEFENSE WHEN IT COMES TO QUARANTINE THINGS ARE DIFFERENT LEGALLY SPEAKING DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE IT IS THE WAY

THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY, THIS IS NOT ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP IT IS 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WE NEED ANSWERS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR NOVEMBER >>REPORTER: WE NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO IS BEEN THERE TELLING THE TRUTH THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HERE >> >> WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED THAT WE DO NOT

I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT, JUST NOT LESS THAN >> THAT'S WHAT I THINK >> I AM GLAD WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW LARGE CONVOY OF NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK EIGHT DAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

A CATASTROPHE IS HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >>REPORTER: YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US >>REPORTER: LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, NOT THE SAME NORMALS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH THE UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART IT BELONGS TO THE PREY

>> 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 DOES IT MEAN? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO IT IS A PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THIS? WHAT ABOUT THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING PROTEST? >> TWITTER IS TAKING ACTION TO CRACKDOWN ON HARASSMENT AND MISINFORMATION THEY HAVE SUSPENDED 7000 ACCOUNTS AND LIMITED 150,000 OTHER COUNSELING TO A GROUP KNOWN FOR SPREADING CONSPIRACY THEORIES

WE'RE JOINED NOW BY BRANDY GIVE US A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THIS GROUP HOW ARE THEY USING TWITTER AND WHAT RULES DOES TWITTER SAY THEY WERE BREAKING? >> SURE SO THIS IS A WILD AND DANGEROUS CONSPIRACY THEORY BASED ON AN INSANE IDEA THAT THERE IS A SECRET GOVERNMENT AND LEAKING DETAILS ON A SECRET WAR THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS WAGING EACH STATE IS A FRACTION OF DEMOCRATS, HOLLYWOOD ELITE, THE MEDIA, EVERYONE AND THEY ARE PART OF A PEDOPHILE RING

WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS IS, WITH THE HELP OF SOCIAL MEDIA, BRINGING BASELESS CLAIMS TO FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND TWO PLACES WHERE GRANDMA'S AND LITTLE OLD LADIES IN IOWA HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE THEM ENGAGE IN THEM THAT IS WHY WE HAS BEEN SEEING THEM AT TRUMP RALLIES, IT IS BECAUSE OF SOCIAL MEDIA'S AMPLIFICATION OF THESE IDEAS TWITTER FINALLY, LITTLE LATE BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVER THEY SAID NO MORE PEOPLE HAVE THESE INSANE IDEAS AND THEY FIND PEOPLE THAT ARE LIKE TO CLAIM THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE PEDOPHILES

A PEDOPHILE AND THEY HARASS THEM I'VE SEEN THESE HARASSING CAMPAIGNS TO EVERYBODY FROM TOM HANKS TO A LITTLE DOUGHNUT SHOP ON THE WEST COAST IT NO ONE IS IMMUNE YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE ARE RUMORS AROUND THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES SOMEONE SHOT UP A PIZZA SHOP

IT IS REALLY DANGEROUS AND TWITTER FINALLY SAID NO MORE >> IT IS SO DAMAGING SO MUCH INFORMATION AND THAT TACTIC WHERE THEY JUST ATTACK SOMEONE WHY DID TWITTER DECIDE TO TAKE TECH ACTION RIGHT NOW? >> I GOT ON TWITTER YESTERDAY AND WE TALKED WITH THEM THEY HAVE BEEN SEEING THIS BREAKING THE RULES FOR SEVERAL YEARS

CITE% 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 there were super users of Twitter that were targets themselves of some of these campaigns

You saw the damage it can do to a single user >> Absolutely Thank you, Brandy >> Thank you so much

>>> Hi, everyone I am Savannah Sellers Let's go to Joe Fryer following the latest in headlines from NBCNewscom Joe, how are you on this Thursday ? >> Reporter: Hey there, happy Thursday

A federal judge has ordered the release of Michael call one He will now leave prison and return to ofMihome confinement He has been serving a three- year sentence in a federal te- penitentiary very He was released to home confinement

At the time he said a book about his experience with President Trump will be published in the fall He was sent back to prison with officials saying he refused the conditions ngof his home confinement His lawyer said the move violated his freedom of speech and the federal isjudge agreed calling it retaliation He will be released, released on Friday by 2 PM >>> The total number of COVID- 19 cases have surpassed 1 million today

173 reported deaths and one day which is the largest increase so far Here is what Florida's governor had to say today >> Obviously, we would love to have zero deaths If we could do that, we would want as few as we can That is one of the reasons why we do so much in the long-term care facilities

and ality morbidity is incredibly high It is %an important issue >> Reporter: In Portland, the mayor was tear gassed Tensions between federal agents and demonstrators have been growing Wheeler has come under criticism for not raining in the use of tear gas even before there was a federal pure, presents

Is what he said when asked of tear gas should be used >> I want to look at other options , >> Reporter: Washta NFL team has announced they will simply be called the Washington football team until they come up with a new name for the franchise It would retire's former name widely viewed as a racist work against Native Americans And some good news for Taylor Swift fans

The singer and now she is releasing her eighth studio album tonight at midnight She says that album entitled folklore our sunset she has poured her whims, dreams, fears, and musings into I am here for the whims Are you a Swifty? >> Joe, yes, I am If I adequately try to SHOW MY EXCITEMENT IT WOULD BECOME INAPPROPRIATE

ARE YOU A FAN? >> YES, I AM A FAN I HAVE BECOME A BIGGER FAN OVER THE YEARS I LOVE HER LYRICS AND THEY ARE SO CREATIVE AND WITTY THE MUSIC IS GOOD TOO WE CAN BE FRIENDS NOW BECAUSE WE BOTH LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT

>> AND JOE, THAT IS NOT NERDY AT ALL THAT IS ONE OF THE MANY REASONS I LOVE HER I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE THAT NEW ALBUM TOMORROW >> SOUNDS GOOD >>> FLORIDA IS AN CRISIS MODE

THE STATE IS REPORTING ITS HIGHEST DEATH TOLL AN INCREASE IN CASES SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC THE NEWS COMES AS SCHOOLS PREPARE TO REOPEN NEXT MONTH 62% OF FLORIDIANS THINK IT IS NOT SAFE FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS TO REOPEN FOR IN PERSON LEARNING WE SPOKE TO TEACHERS ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS >> WE ALWAYS GIVE EVERYTHING

WE SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR OUR STUDENTS THIS IS LIFE-AND- DEATH >> MANY TEACHERS AND FACULTY ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO GET BACK IN THE CLASSROOM THEY KNOW HOW MUCH THEIR STUDENTS DEPEND ON THEIR INSTRUCTION AND THEIR TUTELAGE >> Reporter: IT SHOULD NOT LEAD US TO DEPRIVE OUR KIDS OF THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED

>> IF SOME SCHOOLS WERE TO REOPEN, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS A WORST-CASE SCENARIO AND HOW DOES THAT PLAY OUT? >> PEOPLE WILL DIE THE MAIN POINT OF THE LAWSUIT IS TO GET THE GOVERNORS ATTENTION BECAUSE HE HASN'T BEEN LISTENING TO US TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOLS DO NOT OPEN AS BRICK-AND-MORTAR BUILDINGS WE KNOW HOW DANGEROUS IT IS WE KNOW THAT NOT ONLY THE LIVES OF THE STAFF MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AT RISK BUT THE LIVES THAT THE CHILDREN WE SERVE

>> WE ARE HISTORICALLY UNDERFUNDED ALREADY, AND TO ADD ALL OF THIS ON TOP OF IT WITH PPE THAT WE WOULD NEED, WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM FOR THAT? >> I SPENT A LOT OF MONEY I TAKE AWAY FROM MY HOUSEHOLD AND FAMILY BECAUSE I WANT TO GIVE THEM THE VERY BEST TO TAKE AWAY MORE FUNDING, IT LEAVES ME VERY WORRIED OF HOW NEXT YEAR WOULD LOOK FOR ME I WILL HAVE TO GO MORE INTO MY POCKET AND I AM ALREADY UNDERPAID AS AN EDUCATOR >> WE ALREADY HAVE A SHORTAGE

OVER 3000 CLASSROOMS DID NOT HAVE A TEACHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR WE HAVE HEARD THE TEACHERS WILL BE LEAVING THE PROFESSION AND THAT WILL MAKE IT MUCH WORSE >> THERE IS NOTHING I WANT MORE THAN BEING BACK IN FRONT OF MY STUDENTS I LOVE MY JOB I TEACH KIDS ABOUT MUSIC

THIS IS KEEPING ME FROM DOING MY JOB BECAUSE THIS VIRUS HAS NOT BEEN DEALT WITH LIKE IT NEEDS TO BE >>> WE ARE OUTSIDE OF A HIGH SCHOOL IN MIAMI WE HEARD THEIR CONCERN THERE IN ONE TEACHERS UNION HAS FILED A LAWSUIT TELL US ABOUT THAT AND A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW THE TEACHERS ARE FEELING YOU SPOKE WITH >> Reporter: SAVANNA, I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU IT WAS SUCH A POWERFUL CONVERSATION TO SIT DOWN WITH THESE TEACHERS FOR ONE HOUR AND HEAR ABOUT WHAT IS TOP OF MIND FOR THEM

IT WAS SO CLEAR THE LOVE THAT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR STUDENTS IN THIS CONVERSATION IT CAME THROUGH POWERFULLY THEY WANT TO KEEP THEIR BEST INTEREST ONE OF THE TEACHERS IS A PLAINTIFF IN THAT LAWSUIT PART OF THE REASON THEY FILED IT WAS TO GET THE GOVERNORS ATTENTION THEY WANT HIM TO HEAR WHAT THESE EDUCATORS ARE SAYING

HE IS CONTINUING TO DOUBLE DOWN AND HE TWEETED SAYING HE WANTS PARENTS TO HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN DISTANCE LEARNING AND IN PERSON LEARNING THESE TEACHERS SAY THAT RIGHT NOW FLORIDA IS THE WORLD'S EPICENTER FOR THE VIRUS AND TO REOPEN SCHOOLS DURING THIS TIME WOULD BE INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS THE OTHER ELEMENT IN THIS LAWSUIT AND YOU HEARD A LOT ABOUT FUNDING, RIGHT NOW THE SCHOOLS GET MONEY BASED ON SEATS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF SCHOOLS ARE VIRTUAL THIS SEMESTER THAT FUNDING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE THEY WILL NEED IT MORE SO TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY THEY NEED AND TO PREPARE FOR WHEN SCHOOLS DO REOPEN IN PERSON, THEY WANT THE RIGHT PPE IN PLACE AND THE RIGHT RESOURCES TO REOPEN SAFELY WHEN THAT DOES HAPPEN, SAVANNAH

>> OTHER THAN SOMETHING LIKE PPE, DID THEY SAY WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM FEEL SAFE RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM AND AN INDICATOR ON WHEN IT'S OKAY TO GO BACK ? >> Reporter: THEY DO WANT TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS NOBODY IS ARGUING THAT IN PERSON LEARNING IS THE BEST WAY TO GO THEY WANT TO SEE THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL BEFORE THAT HAPPENS THEY WANT THE NUMBERS TO GO DOWN AND THE STATE THEY WANT PROTOCOLS IN PLACE

ONE OF THE CRITICISMS I HEARD IS THAT IT IS NOT MUCH OF A PLAN HE DOESN'T GO INTO THE DETAILS AND LEADS HIM UP TO INDIVIDUAL LOCALITIES AND THAT DOES NOT MAKE THEM CONFIDENT MOVING FORWARD THEY WANT TO HAVE THESE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE IMPORTANTLY, THE FUNDING TO IMPLEMENT THOSE PROTOCOLS ONE OF THE TEACHERS SAID NOT HAVING THOSE RESOURCES WOULD BE LIKE GOING TO WAR WITHOUT ANY WEAPONS, SAVANNAH

>> WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? ARE THEY GOING TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND START IN PERSON CLASSES? HOW WILL THIS PLAY OUT? >> I AM STANDING AND ONE OF THE OLDEST SCHOOLS IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT CLEAR IF THESE HALLS WILL HAVE STUDENTS IN THEM COME AUGUST THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS NOT ISSUED A FINAL CALL HE DID SAY THAT IT IS UNLIKELY THAT STUDENTS WOULD BE COMING BACK TO THESE BUILDINGS, AUGUST THEY HAVE YET TO DECIDE

BROWARD COUNTY HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL BE STARTING ALL ONLINE IT DOES SEEM LIKE MOST OF THESE DISTRICTS ARE MAKING THEIR OWN DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES >> THAT IS AN IMPORTANT DEBATE THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE RISING SO FAST IN TAXES THAT CONTACT TRACERS ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP

WE ARE JOINED FROM HOUSTON MORGAN, WE KNOW THESE CONTACT TRACERS ARE OVERWHELMED WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? >> Reporter: IT REALLY IS JUST A NUMBERS GAME THAT IS NEVER AN THE STATES FAVORED WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SLIGHT DROPS STATEWIDE WHEN IT COMES TO THE NEW DAILY CASES FOR SEVERAL DAYS TEXAS WAS SEEING MORE THAN 1000 NEW CASES PER DAY

WE KNOW THAT THE NUMBER HAS DROPPED DOWN INTO THE HUNDREDS, BUT EVEN SO, THE NUMBERS ARE SO SIGNIFICANT THAT WE ARE SEEING DELAYS OF UP TO THREE WEEKS AND SOMETIMES NOT EVEN A PHONE CALL AT ALL FROM THESE CONTACT TRACERS IT MAKES THEIR EFFORTS USELESS WE KNOW THAT SEVERAL HUNDRED OF THEM WERE BROUGHT ON BOARD WHEN THIS PANDEMIC REALLY STARTED GOING TO TRACK DOWN THESE CASES IN HOPES OF USING THAT AS A MEAN TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS RIGHT NOW, THE NUMBERS ARE TOO HIGH UNTIL WE CAN START TO SEE SERIOUS CONTAINMENT AND THOSE NUMBERS DROP EVEN MORE, THEIR EFFORTS WILL SEEM FUTILE

SAVANNAH ? >> ABSOLUTELY HARRIS COUNTY WHERE YOU ARE HAS MORE THAN 58 THOUSAND CORONAVIRUS CASES JUST WHEN YOU HEAR THAT NUMBER ALONE YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS HOW IS THE MAYOR RESPONDING TO THIS? >> Reporter: SYLVESTER TURNER IS POINTING TO AT LEAST A GLIMMER OF HOPE IN THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE STABILIZED AND NEW CASES ARE STARTING TO DECREASE HE IS SAYING AT THIS POINT IN TIME, PEOPLE NEED TO DO EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING

THERE IS A BIT OF A LAG TIME FROM WHEN YOU IMPLEMENT AND THEN SEE THE RESULTS THESE DECREASED NUMBERS CAN BE TRACED BACK TO JULY 2 ACTION TAKEN BY THE GOVERNOR BUT HE SAID ANY COUNTY WITH AT LEAST 20 COVID-19 CASES OR HIGHER HAD TO HAVE MASKS WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING INTO ANY ESTABLISHMENT IN THE AREA RIGHT NOW, THE MAYOR OF HOUSTON HAD OPTIMISM IN HIS VOICE WHEN I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH HIM HE SAID IT IS TOO EARLY TO GIVE UP TAKE A LISTEN

>> AND SO OUR POSITIVITY RATE IS RIGHT AROUND 20%, 25% AND SO WE NEED TO DRIVE THAT POSITIVITY RATE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 5% OR BELOW WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO WE ARE SEEING SOME SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS AND IN THE POSITIVITY RATE FROM SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO

>> THAT POSITIVITY RATE IS VERY SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IT IS STILL NORTH OF 20%, SAVANNAH IN NEW YORK CITY, THE POSITIVITY RATE IS UP 5% OR BELOW HOUSTON HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD AS DOES THE STATE OF TEXAS WHEN IT COMES TO CONTAINING THIS VIRUS SAVANNAH ? >> YOU JUST MENTIONED NEW YORK

ONE OF THE PHRASES WE GOT COMFORTABLE WITH REAL QUICK WAS FLATTEN THE CURVE AND THEN TALKING ABOUT IF WE REACHED THE PEAK OF THAT CURVE IS TEXAS NEARING ITS PEAK? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, IF YOU WERE TO ASK DOCTORS THEY WOULD SAY IT IS TOO EARLY TO TELL EVERYONE IS HOPEFUL WHEN THEY SEE THESE NUMBERS START TO STABILIZE THEY SEE A DECREASE BUT IF YOU GO BACK SEVERAL WEEKS, WE WOULD HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT FOLLOWED WITH MASSIVE SPIKES IT REALLY IS TOO EARLY TO TELL

THERE IS A KNOWLEDGE MEANT THAT SOME OF THESE PROACTIVE STEPS MAY BE WORKING IF LOCAL COMMUNITIES HAVE NOT TAKEN IT UPON THEMSELVES, SAM WALMART AND HOME DEPOT ARE PUTTING IN THOSE MASK POLICIES THAT IS WHY AT LEAST THE MAIN MESSAGE I GUESS FROM TEXAS IS STAY THE COURSE I HAD A CHANCE SECURE FROM A LOCAL HEALTH EXPERT TO PUT THAT IN HIS OWN WORDS ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IS TAKE A LISTEN

>> WE HAVE NOT NECESSARILY REACHED THE PEAK WE SEE A SLIGHT MILD STABILIZATION AND MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF DROPPING OFF WITH TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL BUT NOT THE 700 OR SO WERE 650 I THINK IT IS ICU PATIENTS WITHIN HARRIS COUNTY ALONE >> Reporter: ON THE WAY TO THIS LIVE SHOT RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM ONE OF THE TESTING CENTERS OPEN IN HOUSTON I PASSED A BILLBOARD THAT SAID TOO SOON TO STOP NOW IT WAS A PICTURE OF A PERSON WEARING A MASK AT LEAST UNTIL THESE NUMBERS BECOME A LEGITIMATE DOWNWARD TREND

>> THE SURGE IN CASES WE ARE SEEING NEAR THE SOUTHERN BORDER IN SEVERAL STATES WHAT IS GOING ON AN TEXAS? >> YES SOUTH TEXAS IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO BE PUT AT A DISADVANTAGE WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING THIS VIRUS YOU HAVE A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION IN SOUTH TEXAS THAT DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE OR IS UNINSURED AND NUMBER TWO, YOU HAVE THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION DOWN THERE HAS JOBS WHERE IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK FROM HOME

WE ARE LOOKING AT POSITIONS IN AGRICULTURE, SERVICE JOBS THAT REQUIRE YOU TO BE OUT INTERFACING WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND THAT IS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR THERE AND THEN ANOTHER PART OF IT IS THE HISPANIC CULTURE WE HAVE MULTI- GENERATIONS LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD MAKING IT HARD TO ISOLATE THEM FROM OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WE DO KNOW THAT THERE HAVE BEEN INCIDENTS WHERE FAMILIES, ONE PERSON WILL GO TO WORK AND COME BACK SICK AND THE ENTIRE HOME BECOMES BASICALLY A CARRIER OF COVID- 19 THEY GO TO HOSPITALS WHICH ARE ALREADY SHORT ON RESOURCES AND IT BECOMES A TRAGIC SNOWBALL EFFECT WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW QUICKLY THE CASES HAVE RISEN THERE AND HOW LIMITED THE SUPPLIES ARE AND THAT IS WHY WE DO KNOW THAT SOUTH TEXAS IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE THE FEDERAL MEDICAL TEAMS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED TO LIGHTEN SOME OF THE LOAD WHICH IS A SURGE IN PATIENTS THAT THEY ARE SEEING AS WE SPEAK

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MORGAN >> THANK YOU >>> THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES CONFIRMED IN THE US HAS SURPASSED 4 MILLION

IT IS A CONCERNED THAT THE FORMER FDA COMMISSIONER TALKED ABOUT TODAY ON MSNBC EXTRACT AFTER ABOUT 48 HOURS THE TEST IS USEFUL FOR THE CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO USE THE RESULTS FOR EFFECTIVE CONTACT TRACING YOU WILL GIVE THE INFORMATION TO THE BEHAVIOR >> OUR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW HOW USEFUL ARE THE TESTS IF YOU DON'T GET RESULTS QUICKLY AND AFTER THEY ARE IN LIMBO FOR A WEEK OR MORE? >> HE IS EXACTLY RIGHT

AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS THE TEST IS NOT USEFUL FOR ANALYSIS IN OTHER WORDS FINDING OUT IF SOMEONE HAS CORONAVIRUS AND WHO THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN AROUND AND WHO NEEDS TO BE QUARANTINED YOU NEED TO GET THAT WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS IT IS USEFUL FOR LOOKING BACK AND SAYING, THIS IS HOW MANY CASES WE HAD IN HERE IS WHERE WE NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS AS FAR AS MOVING FORWARD AND GETTING THAT TESTING UNDER CONTROL WILL BE ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO GOING FORWARD

WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING SINCE FEBRUARY AND IT IS STILL NOT THERE PART OF THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF THE SURGE IN CASES THAT MAKE SENSE THAT THEY WILL HAVE ISSUES YOU CAN GET THE TEST DONE BUT THERE'S ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF LAB PERSONNEL AND SO THERE WILL BE BOTTLENECKS IN CERTAIN AREAS

WHEN YOU HAVE 4 MILLION CASES AND ALL OF THESE HOTSPOTS THERE HAS BEEN A BACKLOG TRYING TO BREAK THROUGH THAT WILL BE IMPORTANT ONCE WE GET THIS UNDER CONTROL, IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN WILL WE GET THAT TRUE SECOND WAVE COMING WE NEED TO GET A BETTER HANDLE ON IT WE ARE NOT QUITE THERE YET

WE HAVE ANOTHER COUPLE MONTHS BEFORE WE HAVE TO GET THERE AGAIN OR WE WILL NOT GET THIS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL AS QUICKLY AS WE WOULD LIKE TO, SAVANNAH >> IT FEELS LIKE THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS WERE NOT THERE THE PRESIDENT MAINTAINS RISING CASES ARE BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TESTS THIS CHART SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM INCREASED TESTING VERSUS WHAT WE ARE SEEING IT IS ALMOST DOUBLE

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ABOUT WHERE WE ARE HEADED AND CAN YOU BREAK DOWN THOSE NUMBERS ON WHAT WERE SEEING? >> IT IS ALMOST LIKE A MATH EQUATION MORE CASE TESTING CERTAINLY IS ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF HAVING THAT CASE NUMBER WRITES UP AT THE SAME TIME, WE ARE NOTICING AN INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATION RATES AN INCREASE IN POSITIVITY WHICH IS THE NUMBER OF CASES THAT ARE POSITIVE BEGAN TESTING NUMBERS THOSE CASES ARE RISING

UNFORTUNATELY OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR SO WE WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN THE DEATH RATE AS WELL PUTTING ALL THOSE TOGETHER IT SHOWS THAT THERE ARE MULTI- FACTORS THAT HAVE CAUSED THIS INCREASE IN NUMBERS THEY MIGHT NOT EVEN BE THE BIGGEST ONE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE ACTUAL CASES OUT THERE IS WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE DOING THOSE THINGS THEY KNOW TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL WILL BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY GOING FORWARD HERE

>> TALKING ABOUT WHAT COULD HELP US GET IT UNDER CONTROL AND SOMETHING WE CAN DO, IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR A TEST RESULT, HOW LONG SHOULD YOU BE QUARANTINING? >> THAT QUARANTINE PERIOD IS 14 DAYS IF YOU WERE EXPOSED ON DAY ONE YOU CAN ACTUALLY START DEVELOPING SYMPTOMS AND THE VIRUS TO WHERE YOU'RE GETTING CONTAGIOUS TO OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY 14 THE 14 DAY PERIOD IS IMPORTANT A FEW MONTHS AGO WE FOUND OUT 50% OF PEOPLE START SHOWING SYMPTOMS AND HAVING THAT VIRUS THAT CAN BE CONTAGIOUS BY DAY FIVE ALMOST EVERYONE BY DAY 12

IF YOU DO TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS, MORE THAN LIKELY YOU THINK YOU WERE EXPOSED TO IT YOU NEED TO QUARANTINE YOURSELF FOR THAT 14 DAY PERIOD IT MIGHT TAKE A WEEK OR TWO TO GET THE TEST RESULTS BACK THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO DO IS GETTING OTHER PEOPLE SICK AND FINDING OUT YOU HAD CORONAVIRUS YOU ARE ACTUALLY HELPING PERPETUATE THE PANDEMIC AND WE WANT TO GET THAT UNDER CONTROL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

>> IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT IN THOSE SEVEN DAYS YOU MAY BE ASYMPTOMATIC JUST THINKING THAT YOU FEEL OKAY DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE OKAY >>> JOBLESS CLAIMS INCREASED LAST WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 WEEKS NBC NEWS SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT BREAKS DOWN THE NUMBERS >> NO GOOD NEWS TO REPORT ON THE JOB FRONT IN THE LAST WEEK ALONE 1

46 MILLION MORE AMERICANS FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THE IDEA THAT WE WERE GETTING OUR WAY OUT OF CORONA AND GETTING BACK TO WORK AND GETTING THEIR JOBS BACK IS NOT THE CASE THE NUMBER ONE REASON IS BECAUSE THE CORONAVIRUS IS NOT BEHIND US EVEN THE PRESIDENT SAID IT WILL GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER THE HEALTH AND THE ECONOMY ARE DIRECTLY LINKED TO ONE ANOTHER

WE ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER 25,000 SMALL BUSINESSES TO CLOSE BY THE END OF THE YEAR WE'VE GOT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE GOING BACK TO WORK ANCILLARY BUSINESSES ARE NOT REOPENING AND THINK ABOUT THE BIG DEBATE OVER SCHOOLS REOPENING THE MORE SCHOOLS TO GO VIRTUAL, THE MORE JOBS WILL NOT BE THERE

THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE ANCILLARY BUSINESSES COLLEGE TOWNS ARE THE PERFECT EXAMPLE A COLLEGE TOWN WITHOUT A COLLEGE STUDENT WILL BE TOUGH ON THE ECONOMY SO ANOTHER WEEK OF BIG UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS EXPANDED BENEFITS, THAT EXTRA $600 RUNS OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH

CONGRESS IS DEBATING THE NEXT RELIEF ACT AND IF THEY WILL EXTEND THE $600 IT COULD BE AS LOW AS $100 OR AS MUCH AS 400 RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO EXTENSION, AND THESE NUMBERS ARE NOT GOOD >> THE CAR

ES ACT EXPIRES NEXT WEEK WE SPOKE WITH SOME PEOPLE IN OKLAHOMA WHO ARE HOLDING OUT HOPE AND STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE >> Reporter: HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO BEING ABLE TO HELP EVERYONE WHO NEEDS HELP? ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM? >> THAT IS THE ONLY OPTION

WE WILL SERVE EVERY SINGLE PERSON ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS THAT IS WHAT I GO TO BED THINKING ABOUT YES I WOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN THE JOB IF I DIDN'T THINK I COULD DO IT WE WANT TO DO THAT FACE-TO- FACE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE IF IT IS POSSIBLE

WE WANT TO BE SAFE IT WAS BORN OF BEING FRUSTRATED ALONG WITH THE CLAIMANTS YOU CAN SEE SOMEONE IN FRONT OF YOU SAYING I'M SO SORRY THIS HAPPENED AND THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHEN WE DO THESE OTHER THINGS WE ARE DOING IT WITH THE BEST INTENTIONS AND TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR WHAT WAS NOT DONE IN THE PAST >> I THINK THAT IT IS AN AMAZING CROSS-SECTION OF PEOPLE I SPOKE TO A GENTLEMAN A WHILE AGO THAT HASN'T BEEN EMPLOYED FOR A LITTLE WHILE

THAT IS THE THING THAT HAVE BEEN SO FRUSTRATED TO HAVE SOMEONE LISTEN TO THEM IS MEANINGFUL >> I CHECKED ONLINE TO FILE A CLAIM AND FOUR DAYS PRIOR I COULDN'T GET PAST IT AND COULD NOT GET ON THE PHONE >> MORE MONEY IN ADDITION

HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? >> IT IS PRETTY IMPORTANT >> THIS IS REALLY GOING TO CREATE A FIASCO FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T GO- GETTERS LIKE ME I AM A GO- GETTER UNTIL THE PANDEMIC GOES AWAY WHEN THE PANDEMIC GOES AWAY, THINGS WILL PICK UP

UNTIL THEN, WERE GOING TO BE ON SHUTDOWN >> DAVID JOINS ME NOW FROM TULSA, OKLAHOMA HOW BACKLOGGED IS OKLAHOMA'S UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM, AND HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE WAITING FOR BENEFITS? >> TENS OF THOUSANDS HAVE NOT RECEIVED THESE BENEFITS AND 37 HAVE FILED APPLICATIONS THEY DIDN'T FILL THEM OUT CORRECTLY OR MAYBE FRAUD WAS COMMITTED THERE'S AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE

IT IS ASTONISHING TO THINK BACK ON HOW LONG THIS CRISIS HAS BEEN GOING ON THIS IS THE 18th WEEK WITH MORE THAN 1 MILLION JOB LOSSES PEOPLE HERE HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING THROUGHOUT THAT ENTIRE PERIOD OF TIME IN SOME CASES NOT PAYING RENT OR THEIR CAR PAYMENT AND JUST TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET IN THE BUILDING NEXT TO ME, IT IS INCREDIBLY NOVEL WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO

YOU GO ONLINE AND APPLY FOR BENEFITS, AND YOU HOPE THEY COME THROUGH IF YOU GET SOMEONE THAT CAN SIT DOWN AND YOU CAN HELP THEM OUT THAT WILL SPEED THE PROCESS ALONG THIS IS A STORY OF THIS ECONOMIC CRISIS THE FACT THAT THE STATES HAVE BEEN SO BURDENED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE APPLYING AND AWAY WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN RECENT HISTORY, THAT HAS BEEN A HUGE FROM THE 1970S

IT IS IN CAPABLE OF PROCESSING THE INFLUX OF APPLICATIONS WE HAVE SEEN AN OKLAHOMA OVER THESE LAST 18 WEEKS WHILE THIS IS BEEN A STOPGAP, THE WOMAN WHO RUNS THE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE IS HERE IN OKLAHOMA TRYING TO IMPLEMENT NEW CHANGES TO MODERNIZE IT AND MAKE IT SOMETHING THAT CAN DEAL WITH UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS GOING FORWARD >> THAT IS QUITE LITERALLY HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THAT IS THE SYSTEM THEY ARE WORKING WITH THIS MAJOR INUNDATION CONGRESS MAY HAVE ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE BY THE END OF THE MONTH COULD THESE SAME PEOPLE STILL BE KEPT WAITING? >> THE PEOPLE HERE ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THAT

EVERYONE I SPOKE WITH WANTS TO SEE THE BENEFITS CONTINUED A LOT OF PEOPLE MAYBE HAVEN'T APPLIED FOR BENEFITS YET THEY ARE HOPEFUL THEY WILL GET THOSE FEDERAL BENEFITS AND THEY ARE OPTIMISTIC THEY WILL GET THOSE BACKDATED AS WELL IT IS CRUCIAL TO THEM THAT THEY GET THEM THEY ARE HOPEFUL THAT BY DOING THIS NOW THEY ARE FORESTALLING WHAT COULD BE DOWN THE ROAD

PEOPLE HAVE TO REAPPLY FOR THESE BENEFITS BUT THEY'RE HOPING THAT WILL BE THE CASE EVERYONE HERE IS IN A STRANGE SENSE OF LIMBO THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU CAN GET IS $539 PER WEEK FOLKS GETTING THAT KIND OF MONEY AND WERE GETTING AN EXTRA $600 FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THEN THE MAN YOU HEARD FROM IN THAT PIECE HAS 10 CHILDREN AND IT BOGGLES THE MIND TO HAVE SOMEONE TRYING TO RAISE 10 CHILDREN AND GET BY ON $539 OR LESS AS HE TRIES TO FIND A NEW JOB PEOPLE BY AND LARGE WHEN THEY LEAVE THIS PLACE ARE GLAD THEY GOT SOME RESOLUTION BUT THEY ARE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR WORK

THEY WANT TO WORK AGAIN THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO SLIDE BY THEY WANT TO GET BACK IN THE WORKFORCE THERE'S A COMPOUNDING CRISIS AND OKLAHOMA'S ECONOMY IS BUFFETED BY THE GAS INDUSTRY IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THE ECONOMY

IT WAS HARD-HIT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED AND NOW IT IS LIKE A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR A LOT OF FOLKS HERE AND THEY ARE WAITING TO SEE SOME RECOVERY IN THE ENERGY SECTOR >> WOW 10 KIDS AND TRYING TO GET BY ON THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVID

>> THANK YOU >> ABOVE THE CHAOS, THERE IS NOW A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME ABOUT ANGER YOU TELL ME, LOOK, THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY

>> 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 THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE

>> WHO WAS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO WAS LYING EVERY DAY? >> THAT'S THE NEWS STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE, ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU 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 COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT 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'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME 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 A

M EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> HERE IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE HAVE SAID, IF 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'S 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 THEY UNITE AS PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FEARFUL IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE

A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE 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 FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? , >>> REPUBLICANS ARE STRUGGLING TO GAIN CONSENSUS ON THE $1 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS PACKAGE DESPITE THE CLAIM THEY REACHED THAT KIND OF A DEAL

HERE IS STEVE MNUCHIN EARLIER TODAY >> WE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT WE HAVE A LOT THAT'S BEING WORKED ON AND A LOT OF THE DETAILS THE PRIORITY IS TO GET MONEY INTO AMERICANS QUICKLY >> BUT THINGS SEEM TO BE ON SHAKY GROUND

OUR CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW BREAK THIS DOWN WHAT IS HAPPENING ON CAPITOL HILL ? >> Reporter: THE SENATE IS LEAVING TOWN FOR THE WEEK BUT THEY HAVE NOT DONE IS RELEASED OR UNVEILED THEIR PROPOSAL YOU HEARD FROM SECRETARY MINH NGUYEN SECONDS AGO THINK THEY REACHED THE FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT

THEY EMERGE FROM A MEETING LAST NIGHT WITH SOME CHAIRMAN OF SOME COMMITTEES HERE THAT AGREEMENT DID NOT TRICKLE DOWN TO THE RANK- AND-FILE THEY ARE UPSET AND FRUSTRATED THERE IS ISSUES AND UNEMPLOYMENT THAT THEY DON'T SUPPORT THEY DID REACH SOME SORT OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON MONEY FOR SCHOOLS

THERE IS ABOUT $100 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS ABOUT $16 BILLION OF NEW FUNDS FOR TESTING THERE'S NOT A PAYROLL TAX CUT IN THE BILL WHICH IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT REALLY WANTED IT IS ALSO THE PRICE TAG HE WANTS TO SPEND ABOUT $1 TRILLION AND SOME OF THESE CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS SAY THAT IS TOO MUCH MONEY AND NOW THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESS IS IN THIS SEMI-REVOLT AND NOT GETTING BEHIND THIS LEGISLATION

THEY WILL HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND THEY ARE HOPING TO RELEASE IT ON MONDAY >> AND THEN WHAT ARE DEMOCRATS SAYING? >> WHAT ABOUT THE DEMOCRATS? >> THAT'S RIGHT THEY HAVEN'T EVEN BEGUN NEGOTIATING WITH DEMOCRATS THEY ARE SITTING ON THE SIDELINES AND GETTING THE SAME REPORTS AND READING WHAT WE WRITE AND LISTENING TO WHAT WE SAY ON TELEVISION TO FIND OUT WHAT IS IN THE LEGISLATION THEY ARE SLAMMING THE PROPOSALS THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE TALKING ABOUT

HERE IS HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI >> WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THEY HAVE ON PAPER, YOU SEE WHAT THEY DON'T HAVE ON PAPER WHEN THEY SAY $1 TRILLION AND NOTHING FOR STATE AND LOCAL NOTHING FOR FOOD STAMPS OR FEEDING THE HUNGRY ARE HELPING WITH RENT AND THE REST OF THE THAT SO MANY THINGS THEY DON'T HAVE AND THEN YOU REALIZE HOW UNACCEPTABLE IT IS >> Reporter: WHILE THE REPUBLICANS CAN'T EVEN AGREE WITH THEIR OWN CONFERENCE, THEY HAVEN'T BEGUN STARTING TO NEGOTIATE WITH DEMOCRATS

OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS WE'VE HEARD LOWER EXPECTATIONS ADMITTING THAT THIS IS JUST A STARTING POINT AND AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT HE'S STRUGGLING TO GET HIS REPUBLICAN MEMBERS ON BOARD AND AND THE KNOWLEDGE MEANT THAT HE MIGHT NEED DEMOCRATS TO COME TO SORT OF AGREEMENT THAT THEY CAN PASS THE SENATE SAVANNAH ? >> AND LET ME JUST STRIP AWAY ALL THIS POLITICAL BACK AND FORTH THE BIG QUESTION AMERICANS ARE ASKING IS WHEN CAN THEY EXPECT TO RECEIVE SOME FINANCIAL RELIEF? >> THERE HAVE BEEN ALL SORTS OF DEADLINES NOT ONLY A DEADLINE ON CAPITOL HILL, THERE'S THE AUGUST RECESS IN JUST A COUPLE OF WEEKS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE IS EXPECTED TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK

SOME PEOPLE WILL NOT SEE THOSE BENEFITS AT THE END OF THIS WEEK SOME OF THESE HOTSPOTS ARE STARTING TO ROLL BACK THE REOPENING AND PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS WE'VE GOT AN UPTICK IN UNEMPLOYMENT RATES AND UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS TODAY WHILE POLITICS IS FRONT AND CENTER HERE ON CAPITOL HILL AND IN WASHINGTON, WE ARE SO CLOSE TO AN ELECTION IT IS EXTREMELY RARE FOR CONGRESS TO LEGISLATE MASSIVE LEGISLATION THIS CLOSE TO AN ELECTION WHILE THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE POLITICS OF THIS, A LOT OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THE WASHINGTON BELTWAY ARE WONDERING IF CONGRESS WILL BE ABLE TO FUNCTION SO THAT THE STATES CAN GET SOME RELIEF

>> SUCH GREAT CONTEXT AND INSIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CHANGING HIS TONE ON THE CORONAVIRUS A NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT TWO THIRDS OF AMERICANS ARE UNHAPPY WITH HOW HE IS HANDLING THE OUTBREAK

I'M JOINED NOW WITH SHANNON WE ARE ON A ROLL WITH THESE CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS THE THIRD IN A ROW THE LAST TIME I CHECKED IT'S NEARING THE END OF JULY AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN ONE SINCE APRIL WHAT IS BEHIND THE SHIFT IN STRATEGY? >> THERE IS A SENSE THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS ON THE SIDELINES AND NOT PROVIDING ANY LEADERSHIP THERE

HE WAS DOING HIS DAILY BRIEFINGS BACK IN APRIL AND THEY OFTEN BECAME A TWO- HOUR SPECTACLE THAT GO WILDLY OFF-TOPIC HE IS NOW STICKING MUCH MORE TO A SCRIPT HE STILL WAITED INTO SOME CONTROVERSIAL EFFORTS LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID ABOUT TESTING YESTERDAY >> TO ME, EVERY TIME YOU TESTIFIED THE CASE AND IT GETS YOU REPORTED IN THE NEWS

I PERSONALLY THINK IT IS OVERRATED BUT I AM TOTALLY WILLING TO KEEP DOING IT >> OF COURSE, PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WOULD SAY IT'S THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS CRISIS BY IDENTIFYING PEOPLE WHO ARE INFECTED AND DO THE CONTACT TRACING BUT THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE THINKS IT'S OVERRATED >> SOMETHING THAT HAS GOTTEN QUITE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT, THE CAFETERIA IS CLOSED DOWN AFTER A WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

HOW ARE THEY HANDLING THIS? >> WE HAVE SEEN PEOPLE INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE GETTING INFECTED INITIALLY WHEN ONE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT STAFFERS WAS INFECTED AND THE PRESIDENTS VALET WAS INFECTED, PEOPLE STARTED WEARING MASKS AND TESTING A LOT OF THAT HAS BEEN PULLED BACK THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT THAT WILL BE REVERSED ABOUT A MONTH AGO I SAW VERY FEW PEOPLE WEARING MASKS

THEY HAVE GOTTEN RID OF THE TEMPERATURE CHECKS FOR THE GUESTS AND THERE IS VERY LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE WEST WING WHERE PEOPLE GO INTO THE OFFICE EVERY DAY AND WORK IN CLOSE QUARTERS AND TIGHT WORKSPACES IT ALMOST FEELS AND LOOKS LIKE THE LEASE SOCIALLY DISTANCE PLACE IN AMERICA AND NOW WITH THE CAFETERIA, THERE STILL DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY INDICATION THAT THAT WILL BE CHANGING >> ALL RIGHT

THE PRESIDENT SPOKE WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN TODAY WHAT DID THEY DISCUSS? >> WELL, WHAT WE KNOW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE READOUT AS THEY DISCUSS THE CORONAVIRUS AND AN ARMS TREATY WHAT WAS NOT MENTIONED AS WE ARE 100 DAYS AWAY FROM THE ELECTION, IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE THAT REMAINS A CONCERN INSTEAD THE WHITE HOUSE IS GIVING UPDATES ON THE CORONAVIRUS WHERE RUSSIA IS SEEING A NUMBER OF SEARCHING CASES AND AN ARMS TREATY THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR MANY MONTHS NOW WITH THE U

S, RUSSIA, AND CHINA TRYING TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT THERE >> SHANNON, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> MICHAEL COHEN IS HEADING HOME A JUDGE ORDERED THE RELEASE OF HIS FORMER ATTORNEY AND FIXER FROM JAIL AFTER RULING HAS RETURNED TO PRISON WAS RETALIATORY

TOM WINTER JOINS ME NOW TOM, TELL US ABOUT THE JUDGE'S DECISION >> THE JUDGE IS SAYING LOOK, I'M GOING TO GIVE TEMPORARY RELIEF FROM THIS CASE I FIND THAT HIS FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED HERE IN HIS AGREEMENT FOR REMAINING ON HOME CONFINEMENT WAS IMPROPER BY 2:00 TOMORROW HE WILL BE OUT OF PRISON AND HE WILL BE ON HIS WAY TO MANHATTAN

HE WILL BE JUST DOWN THE STREET FROM US BY THIS TIME TOMORROW DEFINITELY A WIN FOR MICHAEL COHEN HE SOUGHT THIS FURLOUGH BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND HE IS A NONVIOLENT OFFENDER HE WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS SENTENCE AT HOME INSTEAD OF BEING IN JAIL THAT GOES UNTIL NOVEMBER 2021

>> GIVE US SOME BACK STORY PIRACY BACK IN PRISON IN THE FIRST PLACE? >> ABOUT A WEEK OR SO AGO HE WENT TO THE PROBATION OFFICE , THE COURTHOUSE RIGHT BEHIND HIM HE WENT TO SIGN SOME DOCUMENTS AT THE TIME THERE WAS PROPOSED TERMS OF HIS FURLOUGH AND HOME CONFINEMENT 2 THROUGH 8 WERE VERY STANDARD

THE FACT THAT HE COULD NOT LEAVE HIS APARTMENT WITHOUT PERMISSION TO GO TO CERTAIN RELIGIOUS EVENTS AND HE COULD NOT VISIT HIS ATTORNEY WITHOUT PERMISSION HE WOULD'VE HAD TO NOTIFY OR ACTUALLY ASK FOR PERMISSION TO GO AND GET GROCERIES HE IS STILL IN JAIL, SO THAT MAKES SENSE THEY ESSENTIALLY SAID BOOK, YOU CANNOT TALK TO THE PRESS OR POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA YOU CANNOT WRITE THIS BOOK

IF HE WAS IN PRISON THAT WOULD NOT BE IMPOSED ON HIM HE COULDN'T MEET WITH REPORTERS BUT THE PRISON ZONE MANUAL SAYS YOU NOT ONLY CAN WRITE A BOOK YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK AND SO IT FLEW AGAINST WHAT HE WOULD AGREE TO AND WHEN HE BALKED AT THOSE TERMS HE WENT BACK TO JAIL'S ATTORNEYS SUED THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND SUED WILLIAM BARR IT ESSENTIALLY GOT US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY

>> AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS WAS THE FIRST HEARING THAT WAS FILED ON MONDAY WHAT IS NEXT? >> Reporter: WE TALKED ABOUT THAT THE OTHER THING THAT WILL HAPPEN IS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND BOTH SIDES HAVE AGREED, THEY WILL HASH OUT THAT FIRST CLAUSE WHEN HE COMES HOME TOMORROW HE CANNOT TWEET ABOUT IT OR TALK TO REPORTERS ABOUT IT TOMORROW HE CANNOT PUT HIS BOOK ON KINDLE TOMORROW NIGHT

HE WILL HAVE A PERIOD OF MEDIA BLACKOUT THEY WILL HASH OUT WHAT HE CAN TO AND WHAT MAKES SENSE HE AGREED TO THE OTHER SEVEN POINTS THAT THEY ASKED OF HIM THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANYTHING, BUT WITH TON FIRMLY IN CHEEK KNOWING THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANYTHING HERE THAT WE KEEP HIM FROM STAYING AT HOME CONFINEMENT IF THIS CASE HAS TAUGHT US ANYTHING, WE WILL BE BACK TALKING ABOUT IT NEXT WEEK, SAVANNAH

>> I DON'T DOUBT THAT THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> ABOVE THE CHAOS, THERE IS NOW A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME ABOUT ANGER YOU TELL ME, LOOK, THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY >> 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 THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO WAS TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO WAS LYING EVERY DAY? >> THAT'S THE NEWS STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE, ONLY ON MSNBC

>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU 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 COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT 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'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME 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 BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE HAVE SAID, IF 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'S 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

THEY UNITE AS PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FEARFUL IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE 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 FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? ,, >>> VIOLENCE AND UNREST ERUPTED ON THE STREETS OF PORTLAND, OREGON OVERNIGHT OFFICERS CONTINUED USING TEARGAS THIS TIME THE CITY'S MAYOR WAS AMONG THOSE IN THE CROWD

OUR NEWS CORRESPONDENT REPORTS FROM PORTLAND >> Reporter: I AM OUTSIDE THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE WHICH HAS BEEN A FLASHPOINT IN THE CONFLICT BETWEEN FEDERAL AGENTS AND PROTESTERS LET ME SHOW YOU THE AFTERMATH OF LAST NIGHT'S VIOLENCE HUNDREDS OF PROTESTERS STORMED THIS FIELD LAUNCHING PROJECTILES AS WELL AS OTHER INCENDIARY DEVICES OVER THE FEDERAL AGENTS FEDERAL AGENTS RESPONDED WITH TEARGAS

AMONG THE CROWD WAS PORTMAN'S MAYOR CONSIDERED TO BE A DIVISIVE FIGURE FOR PROTESTERS MANY ARE HERE ORIGINALLY TO RAIL AGAINST POLICE OVERREACH THE MAYOR IS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER HE PURSUED A COURT ORDER AND WAS ORDERED TO STOP POLICE FROM LAUNCHING TEARGAS OF PROTESTERS SOMETHING THE COURT HAS GRANTED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION

HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT WHEN HE WAS IN THE CROWD LAST NIGHT TAKE A LESSON , >> YOU'RE NOT SURE? >> I SAID THAT BEFORE >> Reporter: THE MAYOR SAYS HE WANTS TO SEE FEDERAL AGENTS LEAVE THE CITY OF PORTLAND AND MEANWHILE HE'S WAITING FOR A COURT DECISION FROM THE VERY SAME FEDERAL COURT THAT SIGNED A MOTION BY OREGON'S ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST FEDERAL AGENCIES INCLUDING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY >>> U

S CHINA TENSIONS HIT A NEW HIGH THIS MORNING FEDERAL PROSECUTORS CHARGE THE CHINESE CANCER RESEARCHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA WITH LYING ABOUT HER TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY AND COMMUNIST PARTY THAT COMES ONE DAY AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S DECISION TO CLOSE CHINA'S IN HOUSTON HERE IS OUR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT WITH THE LATEST >> SAVANNAH, IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE CHINA HITS BACK AT THE U

S THE SPECULATION IS THAT OFFICIALS WILL ORDER A SHUTDOWN OR STAFF REDUCTION AT THE US CONSULATE THERE IS A LOT OF SPECULATION

IT MAY EVEN BE HONG KONG THE ONLY CERTAINTY IS RETRIBUTION THE US GAVE CHINA 72 HOURS NOTICE

THERE WAS NO DOCUMENT BURNING US CHINA RELATIONS HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO MUDSLINGING THE FOREIGN MINISTRY CONTINUED ITS LIST OF GRIEVANCES ABOUT THE U

S THAT IT IS NEARING CHINA AND THE US OPENED CHINESE DIPLOMATIC POUCHES THAT THE CHINESE EMBASSY IN DC HAS HAD BOMB THREATS THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN COMPETITIVE

IT HAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS ANALYSTS HERE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BREAKING OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS MIKE POMPEO SAID QUOTE, WE ARE SETTING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATIONS FOR FOR HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO THE CAVE THEY ARE ACCUSING CHINA FROM STEALING SECRETS TO UNFAIR TRADE THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS IN THE U

S AND POINTING TO THE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON AS A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS OFFICIALS HERE AND AT CHINA'S EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON CALLED THEM GROUNDLESS FABRICATIONS THEY SAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SENDING ANTI- CHINA SENTIMENT TO DISTRACT FROM US CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AHEAD OF THE ELECTION STATE MEDIA HERE IS HAVING A FIELD DAY

EDITORIALS ARE WONDERING OUT LOUD OF CLOSING THE CONSULATE IN WUHAN IF THIS IS THE CONSULATE TO HOUSTON IT HAS BEEN UNSTAFFED SINCE DIPLOMATS WERE EVACUATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC A LOT OF TENSION AND SPECULATION IS FALLING ON THE US CONSULATE IN HONG KONG

IT COULD BE TARGETED TO SHUT DOWN OR BE ORDERED TO REDUCE STAFF THE GLOBAL TIMES CALLED IT AN INTELLIGENCE CENTER AND FIGURED THAT HITTING IT WOULD CAUSE PAIN THE HOLE ISSUE IS LIGHTING UP CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PAST 24 HOURS, THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY BILLION USE RELATED TO THE CONSULATE AND US

CHINA RELATIONS NOW FIRMLY IN FREEFALL >>> WE ARE ONE YEAR AWAY FROM THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES WHILE MANY PEOPLE ARE EXCITED, SOME ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT CORONAVIRUS WILL LOOK LIKE THIS TIME NEXT YEAR OUR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT TAKES A LOOK AT WHAT TOKYO 2021 COULD LOOK LIKE >>> IT IS INCREDIBLE TO THINK HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND THIS TIME RIGHT NOW WE SHOULD ALL BE IN TOKYO CELEBRATING THE BEGINNING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

INSTEAD THE OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS AND ALL OF US AT NBC ARE HOPING THAT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE WILL BE >> Reporter: IT IS UNPRECEDENTED TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER OF 2021 ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND THIS WEEK A WARNING

IF WE CONTINUE AT THESE LEVELS FOR 12 MONTHS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZATION SAID HE IS HOPEFUL THE VENUES WILL BE READY THEY ARE READY NOW THEY HAVE SPENT $12 BILLION >> >> Reporter: DURING THE LOCKDOWN ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS

IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAMES WILL TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY >> IT WILL BE THE VERY SYMBOL OF SURVIVAL >> IT IS ALSO NOT CLEAR WHETHER THERE WILL BE WHAT AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE WILL LOOK LIKE >> ,, IN RIO FOUR YEARS AGO THE FLAG BEARER AND OLYMPIC CEREMONY DISAPPOINTED NY WHEN THE OLYMPICS WERE CANCELED

I CRIED, ULTIMATELY IT WAS ELTHE RIGHT DECISION >> AND JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER, EARLIER THIS MONTH, POSTING A STREAM OF VIDEOS SHOWCASING HER SH AMAZING SKILLS INCLUDING A DOUBLE TUCK THAT SHE HADN'T PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF VOGUE AND HOPEFULLY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR Y AS THE GAMES OF THE 32nd OWE LIMB PI ADD WILL BE GETTING UNDER WAY AMERICAN HERO TT WILL BE SHOWING THE WORLD JUST HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY THAN WATCHING SIMONE BILES TAKE ONE OF THOSE GOLD MEDALS

KEIR SIMMONS, NBC NEWS, LONDON >>> HI EVERYONE, I'M SAVANNAH CELLULARS, LET'S GO TO JOE FRIAR, INSTALLING THE LATEST HEADLINE FROM NBCNEWSCOM, JOE, HELLO, HOW ARE YOU ON THURSDAY? >> HAPPY THURSDAY FIRST UP, A FEDERAL JUDGE WHO ORDERED THE RELEASE OF FORMER TRUMP FIXER AROUND LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN, HE WILL LEAVE PRISON AND RETURN TO HOME CONFINEMENT FOR FINANCIAL CRIMES AND LYING TO CONGRESS, BUT HE WAS RELEASED TO HOME CONFINEMENT, THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC GREW IN MAY AT THE TIME HE SAID A BOOK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE FALL, HE WAS THEN SENT BACK TO PRISON WITH PRISON OFFICIALS SAYING, HE REFUSED THE CONDITIONS OF HIS HOME CONFINEMENT WHICH INCLUDE ADD BEEN ON PUBLIC SPEAKING

HIS LAWYER SAID THE MOVE VIOLATED HIS FREEDOM OF SPEECH CALLING THIS RETALIATION, NOW RELEASED FROM PRISON BY FRIDAY AT 2:00 PM FOR THE LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN THE US

SURFACED 4 MILLION TODAY AND FLORIDA SAW ANOTHER GRIM RECORD WITH 173 REPORTED DEATHS IN ONE DAY, THE LARGEST INCREASE SO FAR HERE'S WHAT FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR HAD TO SAY TODAY >> I MEAN OBVIOUSLY, YOU ve KNOW, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ZERO DEATHS, I MEAN IF WE COULD DO THAT, WE WOULD WANT, WE WANT AS FEW AS WE CAN, THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WE DO SO MUCH IN THE LONG- TERM CARE FACILITIES, WE KNOW IF THERE IS AN y OUTBREAK THERE, MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY IS INCREDIBLY HIGH IT'S A REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUE

>> IN N PORTLAND, FEDERAL AGENTS TEAR GASSED THE CITY'S MAYOR TED WHEELER DURING PROTESTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, % TENSIONS BETWEEN FEDERAL AGENTS de AND DEMONSTRATORS HAVE BEEN GROWING, COMING UNDER CRITICISM NOT TO REIGN IN THE USE OF TAE CROWDER GAS FROM LOCAL POLICE ASKED ABOUT WHETHER TEAR GAS SHOULD BE USED >> I WANT TO LOOK AT OTHER OPTIONS THIS IS NOT A GOOD OPTION I'M NOT THINKING WHAT I AM GOING TO DO NEXT, I'M THINKING ABOUT MY RUNNY NOSE, MY RUNNY EYES, AND LUNGS

THIS IS NOT A GOOD TACTIC >> WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL SIMPLY BE CALLED THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM UNTIL THEY COME UP WITH A NEW NAME FOR THE FRANCHISE THE TEAM al ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT IT WOULD RETIRE ITS FORMER NAME, s WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS >>> AND SOME GOOD NEWS FORTE ALL RIGHT SWIFT FANS, THE SINGER ANNOUNCED SHE IS RELEASING HER 8th STUDIO ALBUM TONIGHT AT tu MIDNIGHT SHE SAYS THE ALBUM TITLED FOLKLOWER IS FULL OF SONGS, PULLED ALL tlOF HER WHIMS, DREAMS AND MUSINGS INTO

I AM DEFINITELY HERE FOR THE WINS AND THE DREAMS TELL ME ARE YOU A SWIFTY? >> JOE, YES I AM I THINK IF I ADEQUATELY TRIED TO EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT ON CAMERA IT WOULD BECOME INAPPROPRIATE MY S IS S FRIENDSHIP TEST, ARE YOU A FAN? >> Reporter: YES, I AM A FAN

I HAVE BECOME A BIGGER FAN OVER THE YEARS I AM DEFINITELY A FAN I LOVE HER LYRICS I THINK THEY ARE SO CREATIVE AND WHITE ISLAND TEE, IT MAY BE KIND OF NERDY, SO WE CAN BE EATT FRIENDS NOW BECAUSE WE BETH LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT, RIGHT? >> AND JOE, THAT'S NOT NERDY AT ALL THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST HE WILL WENT THINGS I HAVE HERD YOU SAY MANY F THE REASONS I LOVE HER, I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE A DEBRIEF ABOUT THE ALBUM TOMORROW

>> YES, SOUNDS GOOD, WE'LL BE HERE >>> FLORIDA IS UN IN CRISIS MODE, THE STATE IS REPORTING ITS HIGHEST DAILY CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL AND INCREASE IN CASES SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC THE NEWS COMES AS SCHOOLS PREPARE TO REOPEN NEXT MONTH AND A NEW POLL SHOWS 62% OF FLORIDIANS THINK IT'S NOT SAFE FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS TO REOPEN FOR IN- PERSON LEARNING NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT DASHA BURNS >> WE SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR OUR CHILDREN, THIS TIME IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND %DEATH

I KNOW TEACHERS AND FACULTY ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO GET BACK IN THE CLASSROOM BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW MUCH THEIR STUDENTS DEPEND ON THEIR INSTRUCTIONS, AND ON THEIR TU TILEDGE TOOLS THEY NEED I E TO SUCCEED >> IF SOME SCHOOLS WERE TO REOPEN PER THE GOVERNOR'S WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE WORSE CASE SCENARIO, THHOW DOES THAT THPLAY OUT? >> PEOPLE DIE PEOPLE WILL DIE THE MAIN POINT THE LAWSUIT IS TO GET THE GOVERNOR'S ATTENTION BECAUSE HE HADN'T BEEN LISTENING TO US OTHERWISE

TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOLS DO NOT OPEN AT BRICK AND MORTAR BUILDINGS, WE KNOW HOW DANGEROUS IT IS WE KNOW NOT ONLY ARE THE LIVES OF THE STAFF F MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AT RISK, BUT ALSO E E THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN THAT WE SERVE >> WE'VE BEEN HISTORICALLY UNDER FUNDED ALREADY ADD ALL THIS ON TOP ALOF IT WITH THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WE WOULD NEED, WHERE IS THE MONEY COMING FROM FOR THAT >> I'VE %SPENT A LOT OF MONEY, IN MATERIALS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, I TAKE AWAY FROM MY HOUSEHOLD, MY FAMILY, YOU KNOW, FROM MY STUDENTS BECAUSE I WANT TO GIVE THEM THE VERY BEST

SO TO TAKE AWAY MORE FUNDING IT LEAVES ME VERY WORRIED OF HOW NEXT YEAR WILL BE FOR ME I WILL HAVE TO GO MORE INTO MY POCKET I'M READY UNDER PAID AS AN ADP EDUCATOR >> WE HAVE A SHORTAGE WE HAD A TEACHER SHORTAGE IN A STATE WITH 3000 CLASSROOMS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, TEACHERS E ARE GO TO BE LEAVING THE PROCESSION >> THERE IS NOTHING I WANT MORE THAN BEING BACK IN FRONT OF MY STUDENTS

I LOVE MY JOB, I GET PAID TO BE GOOFY AND SING SONGS AND TEACH KIDS ABOUT MUSIC BUT, THIS IS KEEPING ME FROM DOING MY JOB BECAUSE THE VIRUS HAS NOT BEEN DEALT WITH LIKE IT NEEDS TO BE >> DASHA JOINS ME NOW OUTSIDE A HIGH SCHOOL IN MIAMI WE JUST HERD THEIR CONCERN THERE, AND ONE TEACHER'S UNION HAS FILED A LAWSUIT TELL BECAUSE FI THAT AND A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW THE TEACHERS ARE FEELING THAT YOU SPOKE WITH

>> YEAH, SAVANNAH, I HAVE TO TELL YOU IT WAS SUCH A POWERFUL CONVERSATION TO SIT DOWN WITH THESE TEACHERS FOR AN HOUR, AND HEAR WHAT'S TOP OF MIND FOR THEM THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT THIS 24-7, SO CLEAR THE LOVE THAT THEY HAVE FOYER THEIR STUDENTS AND THE CONVERSATION THAT CAME THROUGH POWERFULLY, AND THEY JUST WANT TO KEEP THEIR BEST INTEREST IN MIND ONE OF THE TEACHERS YOU MET THERE, MINDY IS A PLAINTIFF IN THAT LAWSUIT TOLD ME THAT PART OF THE REASON THEY FILED IT WAS TO GET THE GOVERNOR'S ATTENTION, THEY WANT YOU TO HEAR WHAT THESE EDUCATORS ARE SAYING BECAUSE AS YOU ATHERD IN THATHE PRESS CONFERENCE HE GAVE YESTERDAY, HE'S CONTINUING TO DOUBLE DOWN ON THAT PUSH FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THIS MORNING HE ALSO TWEETED SAYING HE WANTS PARENTS TO HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN DISTANCE LEARNING AND IN- PERSON LEARNING, BUT THESE TEACHERS THEY SAY THAT RIGHT NOW FLORIDA A IS — THE WORLD'S EPICENTER, ONE OF THE WORLD'S EPICENTER FOR THE VIRUS

AND TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IS DANGEROUS FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE THE OTHER ELEMENT, YOU HERD ABOUT FUNDING THAT %IS ALSO PART OF THE — HERIGHT TO YOU SCHOOLS GET PAID HO ON BUS IN SEAT, STUDENTS IN THESE BUILDINGS, WHAT THEY NEED TO SEE, IF SCHOOLS ARE VIRTUAL THAT THAT FUNDING REMAINS IN PLACE, THEY WILL NEED IT IF NOT MORE SO SO STUDENTS HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY THEY NEED TO ACCESS THE CLASSES AND PREPARE HOPEFULLY SCHOOLS DO REOPEN IN PERSON, THEY WANT TO HAVE AVEPTH RIGHT PPE IN PLACE, THE RIGHT RESOURCES TO REOPEN SCRESAFELY WHEN THAT DOES HAPPEN, SAVANNAH >> SO, OPOTHER THAN SOMETHING LIKE PPE, DID THEY SAY WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM FEEL SAFER RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM, WHAT TYPE OF INDICATOR IT'S OKAY TO GO BACK? >> YEAH, WELL YOU HERD THERE, THEY DO WANT TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS, NOBODY IS ARGUING THAT IN- PERSON LEARNING IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO GO, EVERYONE WANTS STUDENTS IN UD CLASS ROLLS, BUT THEY WANT TO SEE THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL BEFORE HE THAT HAPPENS, THEY WANT TO SEE POSITIVITY RATES GO DOWN IN THIS STATE THEY WANT PROPER PLANS, PROTOCOLS IN PLACE, ONE OF THE CRITICISMS IS IT'S NOT MUCH OF A PLAN, HE DOESN'T TELL THESE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHAT THEY SHOULD BE UC DOING, HE LEAVES THE DETAILS UP TO THESE INDIVIDUAL LOCALITIES, THAT DOESN'T MAKE AN THEM CONFIDENT MOVING FORWARD THE TEACHERS, THEY ARE PLANNERS, THEY WANT TO HAVE THESE STEPS, THESE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE AND IMPORTANTLY FUNDING TO ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT THOSE PROTOCOLS, ONE OF THE TEACHERS TOLD ME NOT HAVING RESOURCES AND BE LIKE GOING TO WAR WITHOUT ANY WEAPONS, SAVANNAH

>> SO DASHA, WHAT ARE EYTHEY GOING TO DO, WE OBVIOUSLY HERD THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT IT, HOW IS THIS GOING TO PLAY OUT? >> RIGHT, I'M STANDING IN ONE OF THE OLDEST SCHOOLS IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW AND IT'S STILL NOT CLEAR IF THESE HALLS WILL HAVE STUDENTS IN THEM COME AUGUST THE DISTRICT, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MIAMI-DADE STILL HAS NOT ISSUE ADD FINAL CALL, BUT AS OF YESTERDAY HE DID SAY THAT IT'S UNLIKELY THAT STUDENTS WOULD BECOMING BACK TO THESE BUILDINGS COME AUGUST BUT THEY'VE YET TO DECIDE NOW NEXT DOOR BROWARD COUNTY HAS ANNOUNCED D THEY WILL BE STARTING THE SCHOOL YEAR ALL ONLINE SO IT DOES SEEM LIKE MOST OF THESE DISTRICTS ARE DEALING WITH IT, MAKING THEIR OWN DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT THEY SEE, BEST FOR THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES, SAVANNAH

>> IT'S S AN IMPORTANT DEBATE THAT WE'RE SEEING PLAY OUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE RISING SO FAST IN TEXAS, CONTACT TRACERS ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MORGAN FROM HOUSTON, MORGAN, WE KNOW THESE CONTACT TRACERS ARE OVERWHELMED, WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? IT REALLY IS A NUMBERS GAME THAT IS NEVER IN THE STATE'S FAVOR, UP UNTIL THIS POINT IN TIME WE ARE STARTING TO SEE SLIGHT DROPS STATE WIDE WHEN IT COMES TO THE IDNEW DAILY CASES, FORE SEVERAL DAYS TEXAS WAS SEEING MORE THAN A THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY WE KNOW THAT THAT NUMBER ILCA STARTED TO DROP DOWN INTO THE HUNDREDS

BUT EVEN SO, FROM DALLAS TO HOUSTON, TO AMARILLO THE NUMBERS ARE STILL SO SIGNIFICANT, WE'RE E SEEING DELAYS UP TO 2 TO 3 WEEKS, SOMETIMES NOT A PHONE CALL AT ALL FROM CONTACT TRACERS WHAT THAT DOES IT MAKES NOPHTHEIR EFFORTS USELESS, S SEVERAL HUNDRED OF THEM WERE BROUGHT ON KBOARD WHEN THIS PANDEMIC REALLY STARTED GOING HERE IN THE STATES REALLY TRY TO TRACK DOWN THESE CASES IN HOPES OF USING THAT AS A MEANS TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS

SAVANNAH RIGHT NOW IT'S REALLY — THE NUMBERS ARE TOO HIGH THIS WILL WE CAN START TO SEE SOME SERIOUS CONTAINMENT AND THE NUMBERS DROP EVEN MORE, THEIR EFFORTS WILL BE FOR THE MOST PART FUTILE, SAVANNAH >> ABSOLUTELY AND NOW HARRIS COUNTY WHERE THE BULK OF HOUSTON IS AND WHERE YOU ARE HAS MORE THAN 58,000 CORONAVIRUS CASES I MEAN JUST WHEN YOU HEAR THAT NUMBER ALONE YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT CONTACT TRACING IS

HOW IS THE MAYOR OF HOUSTON RESPONDING TO THIS? >> Reporter: YEAH, SILL VEST SILL VESTER TURNER, THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE STABILIZED AND NEW %CASES ARE STARTING TO DECREASE BUT, HE'S NOT EVEN CALLING IT A DECREASE HE'S SAYING AT THIS POINT IN TIME PEOPLE NEED TO KEEP DOING EXACTLY WHAT THEY'RE DOING BECAUSE THERE IS % A BIT A LAG TIME FROM EYWHEN YOU IMPLEMENT A NEW MEASURE AND FINALLY START SEEING THOSE RESULTS AND SEVERAL LEADERS ARE SAYING THAT THESE DECREASED NUMBERS CAN BE TRACED BACK TO A JULY 2nd ACTION THAT WAS TAKEN BY GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT, HE SAID ANY COUNTY WITH AT LEAST A20 COVID-19 CASES OR HIGHER HAD TO HAVE MASKS COUP WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING INTO ANY ESTABLISHMENT IN THAT AREA AND SO RIGHT NOW, THE MAYOR OF HOUSTON HAD OPTIMISM IN HIS VOICE WHEN I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK HIM

ALSO SAID IT'S TOO EARLY TO GIVE UP TO TAKE A LISTEN SP TO WHAT HE SAID A SHORT TIME AGO >> AND SO OUR POSITIVITY RATE IS STILL AROUND 20% 25% SO WE NEED TO DRIVE, WE NEED NE TO DRIVE THAT POSITIVITY RATE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO 5% OR BELOW

SO WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO OKAY THOUGH %WE'RE SEEING SOME SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN AND TH HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS IN AD THE POSITIVITY RATE FROM SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO >> Reporter: THAT POSITIVITY RATE VEVERY SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT

IT'S STILL NORTH OF 20%, SAVANNAH AND COMPARE THAT TO WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN NEW YORK CITY RIGHT NOW, WHOSE POSITIVITY RATE IS AT 5% OR BELOW, HOUSTON HAS A LONG ROAD AHEAD AS DOES THE STATE OF TEXAS WHEN IT COMES TO CONTAINING THIS VIRUS SAVANNAH >> YOU JUST MENTIONED NEW YORK AND I THINK ONE OF THE PHRASES THAT WE ALL GOT REAL COMFORTABLE WITH REAL QUICK E E AS NEW YORK WAS GETTING SUPER BAD WAS FLATTEN THE CURVE AND TALKED ABOUT IF WE REACHED THE PEAK OF THAT CURVE IS TEXAS NEARING ITS PEAK? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, IF YOU WERE TO ASK DOCTORS OR LOCAL LEADERS THEY WOULD SAY IT'S STILL TOO EARLY TO TELL EVERYONE IS HOPEFUL WHEN THEY SEE ULTHESE NUMBERS START TO STABILIZE

THEY SEE A DAY OR TWO WHERE A DECREASE DOES HAPPEN BUT IF YOU GO BACK AND JUST SEVERAL WEEKS, WE WOULD HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT FOLLOWED BY MASSIVE SPIKES AND SO IT REALLY IS TOO EARLY TO TELL THERE IS ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT SOME OF THESE PROACTIVE STEPS MAY BE WORKING WE KNOW IF LOCAL COMMUNITIES HAVEN'T TAKEN IT UPON THEMSELVES, BUSINESS ARE, CO SAM'S CLUB, WAL- MART, HOME DEPOT, PUTTING IN THOSE MASK POLICIES IF THEY ARE NOT ALREADY IN PLACE AND SO THAT'S WHY THERE ARE AT LEAST THE MAIN MESSAGE FROM TEXAS, SAVANNAH IS STAY THE COURSE

HI A CHANCE TO HEAR FROM A LOCAL HEALTH EXPERT STWHO PUT THAT IN HIS OWN WORDS ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS IS WHERE TEXAS IS AND THE PANDEMIC, TAKE A LISTEN >> IRWE ARE NOT NECESSARILY REACHED THE PEAK THE HOSPITAL DATA IS SHOWING SOME SLIGHT MILD STABILIZATION, MAYBE A LITTLE BIT OF DROPPING OFF WITH A TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL BUT NOT THE 700 OR SO, 650 I THINK IT IS, BETWEEN 650 AND TH 700 ICU PATIENTS WITHIN HARRIS COUNTY ALONE >> Reporter: ON THE WAY TO THIS VERY LIVE SHOT, JUST RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM ONE OF THE TESTING TO CENTERS THAT'S BEEN OPENED IN HOUSTON, I PASSED A BILLBOARD THAT SAID TOO SOON TO STOP NOW AND IT WAS NT D A PICTURE A PERSON WEARING THAT MASK

IT'S GOING TO BE TAKING UP, UNTIL THE NUMBERS BECOME A LEGITIMATE DOWNWARD TREND >> WELL, ANOTHER THING THAT'S THE OPPOSITE A DOWNWARD TREND IS THE SURGE OF CASES NEAR THE SOUTH EARN BORDER IN SEVERAL STATES WHAT'S GOING ON THERE E IN TEXAS? >> ONReporter: YEAH, SOUTH TEXAS IS UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO BE PUT AT ASA DISADVANTAGE WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING THIS VIRUS FOR A UP COUPLE REASONS NUMBER ONE, YOU HAVE A ANHIGH PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION IN SOUTH TEXAS, THAT DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, OR IS UNINSURED AND SO THAT ALREADY PUTS THEM AT A BIT OF DISADVANTAGE

NUMBER TWO, YOU HAVE THE MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION DOWN THERE HAS JOBS WHERE IT'S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FROM HOME WE'RE LOOKING AT PHYSICIANS AND AGRICULTURE, IN INDUSTRY, SERVICE JOBS, THAT REALLY REQUIRE YOU TO BE OUT INTERFACING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, THAT'S ALSO A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR AND THEN HAVE YOU THE, YOU TI KNOW, ANOTHER PART OF IT WHICH ST HISPANIC CULTURE, WE HAVE A MULTI GENERATION LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD THERE MAKING IT REALLY HARD IF TH SOMEONE IS TO GET SICK TO ISOLATE THEM FROM OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS, ER WE DO KNOW THAT THERE HAVE BEEN INSTANCES WHERE YOU WILL HAVE FAMILIES WHERE, YOU KNOW, ONE PERSON WILL GO TO WORK AND COME BACK SICK, THE WHOLE HOME S BECOMES BASICALLY A CARRIER OF COVID- 19 AND THEN THEY GO TO HOSPITALS WHICH ARE ALREADY SHORT ON RESOURCES DOWN AL THERE, IT BECOME HAS TRAGIC SNOWBALL EFFECT WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW QUICKLY THE CASES HAVE RISEN THERE, HOW LIMITED THE LL SUPPLIES ARE AT THE HOSPITALS IN PLACE, AND THAT'S WHY WE DO MI KNOW THAT SOUTH TEXAS HAS BEEN ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE THOSE FEDERAL MEDICAL TEAMS HAVE ESBEEN DEPLOYED TO AT LEAST LIGHTEN SOME OF THE LOAD WHICH IS A SURGE INPATIENTS THAT THEY ARE STILL SEEING AS WE SPEAK

SAVANNAH >> SO TRAGIC, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MORGAN >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES CONFIRMED IN THE US

HAS SURPASSED 4 MILLION AS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE, TEST RESULTS REMAIN BACK LOGGED IT'S A CONCERN FORMER FDA COMMISSIONER SCOTT GOTLEIB >> AFTER 48 HOURS A TEST ISN'T THAT AB USEFUL FOR THE CLINICAL MANAGEMENTMENT PATIENT, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO USE THE RESULTS, TOO MUCH TIME HAS PASSED, YOU ARE NOT GIVING INFORMATION BACK TO THE PROVIDER AND PATIENT THAT THEY COULD USE TO SORT OF ATENUATE THEIR OWN BEHAVIOR >> DR

JOHN HOW USEFUL ARE TESTS IT IF YOU DON'T GET RESULTS QUICKLY, IF AFTER THE TESTS ARE IN LIMBO FOR A WEEK OR MORE >> EXACTLY RIGHT AFTER A COUPLE DAYS THE TEST DOESN'T BECOME USEFUL FOR WHAT WE CALL PRO SPEC TESTIFY ANALYSIS WHO NEEDS TO BE CONTACT TRACED AND QUARANTINED YOU NEED TO GET AN THAT WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS BE, WHERE IT IS USEFUL FOR, EVEN A WEEK OR TWO LATER, LOOKING BACK HISTORICALLY AND SAYING THIS IS HOW MANY CASES WE HAD, HERE IS WHERE WE NEED TO KEEP AN EYE ON THINGS, AS FAR AS MOVING FORWARD IN GETTING THIS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL, GETTING THAT TESTING UNDER CONTROL IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS GOING FORWARD

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TH TESTING SINCE FEBRUARY, TALKING ABOUT HOW TESTING HAS NOT WORKED SINCE MARCH OR APRIL STILL NOT THERE PART OF THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF THE SURGE IN CASES ESPECIALLY IN STATES WHERE THERE ARE THE HOT SPOTS MAKES SENSE THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE ISSUES YOU NEED TO GET CA TO THE LAB, ONLY LIMITED NUMBER OF LAB PERSONNEL, LIMITED EQUIPMENT, LIMITED NUMBER OF REACTS, WHICH IS A CHEMICAL THEY USE %TO DEVELOP THE TEST

THERE ARE SOGOING TO BE BOTTLE NECKS, WHEN YOU TT HAVE 4 MILLION CASES, THAT MANY PEOPLE GETTING IT ALL AT ONCE, IT'S GOING TO BACKLOG, TRYING TO BREAKTHROUGH THAT IS IMPORTANT, S LO ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WE KNOW ONCE WE GET THIS UNDER CONTROL THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN COME IN THE FALL WHEN WE GET THE TRUE SECOND WAVE COMING, WE NEED TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING, BETTER HANDLE ON IT WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOUR MONTHS, WE ARE NOT QUITE THERE YET, ANOTHER COUPLE MONTHS, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WORKS UNLESS WE ARE NOT GETTING THIS PANDEMIC UNDER CONTROL AS QUICKLY AS WE LIKE, SAVANNAH >> JUST FEELS LIKE THERE ARE SO MANY ASPECTS WHEN WE ARE JUST NOT THERE YET THE PRESIDENT MAINTAINS OUR RISE IN CASES IS BECAUSE OF OUR RISE IN THE NUMBER OF TESTS THAT WE ARE DOING IT SHOWS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM INCREASED TESTING %VERSUS THE RISE I THINK CASES WE'RE ACTUALLY SEEING

IT'S ALMOST DOUBLE WHAT DOES THAT MEAN WHETHER BAROMETER WHERE WE ARE HEADED AND BREAK DOWN THE NUMBERS IN THE CHARTS THAT WE ARE SEEING THERE >> THERE ARE CERTAIN THING THAT GO LEATINTO THAT RISE IN CASES MORE CASE TESTING, WH CERTAINLY IS ONE OF THE MAASPECTS OF HAVING THAT CASE NUMBER RISE UP BECAUSE THE MORE YOU TEST T CT THE MORE YOU ARE GOING TO FIND AT THE SAME UTIME WE ARE NOTICING INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATION RATES LIKE THEY TI WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, NOTICED INCREASE IN POSITIVITY, THAT IS A NUMBER OF CASE THAT ARE POSITIVE

THOSE ARE INDICATIONS THAT BEYOND TESTING NUMBERS THAT THOSE CASES ARE RISING AND UNFORTUNATELY I THINK OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR SO CA WE ARE GOING TO SEE INCREASED ERIN THE DEATH RATE AS WELL BUT PUTTING ALL THOSE EAEATOGETHER IT SHOWS THAT THERE IS MULTIFACTOR THAT CAUSE INCREASE IN NUMBERS AND TESTING IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THEM, THEY MIGHT NOT EVEN BE THE BIGGEST ONE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE MORE ACTUAL CASES OUT THERE IS A THING I THINK PEOPLE MUST UNDERSTAND, GETTING THIS UNDER CONTROL, PEOPLE DOING THINGS THAT THEY KNOW THEY NEED UNPEH TO DO TO KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT GOING FORWARD HERE >> SO TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT COULD MAYBE HELP US KEEP IT UNDER CONTROL

SOMETHING THAT WE AS INDIVIDUAL IT IS DO IF YOU'RE SOMEONE WHO IS WAITING FOR A TEST RESULT, >> IS A VAN THAT THAT QUARANTINE PERIOD IS 14 DAYS SO IF YOU WERE EXPOSED TO IT ON LET'S SAY DAY ONE, %YOU COULD ACTUALLY START DEVELOPING SYMPTOMS AND DEVELOPING THE VIRUS TO THE VE POINT WHERE YOU ARE GETTING CONTAGIOUS TO OTHER PEOPLE AT DAY HAD, THAT'S EY WHY WE SAY THAT 14 DAY PERIOD IS 50% OF PEOPLE START SHOWING SYMPTOMS AND D VIRUS THAT COULD BE CONTAGIOUS AT DAY FIVE, ALMOST EVERYBODY BY 12 IF YOU DO TEST CORONAVIRUS, MORE THAN LIKELY YOU ARE TESTING YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT, YOU NEED TO QUARANTINE YOURSELF FOR THAT 14 DAY PERIOD AFTER EXPOSURE, IMPORTANT PART HERE, IT MIGHT TAKE A WEEK OR TWO TO GET THE TEST RESULTS BACK

AND THEN FINDING OUT YOU HAD CORONAVIRUS BECAUSE NOT ONLY YOU U FEEL AWFUL ABOUT IT, ACTUALLY HELPING PERPETUATE THE PANDEMIC, PEWE WANT TO GET IT UNDER CONTROL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT IN SO THOSE SEVEN DAYS YOU MAY BE OR THE WHOLE TIME FOR THAT MATTER, ASYMPTOMATIC, JUST THINKING THAT YOU FEEL OKAY DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT YOU ARE OKAY >>> JOB LESS CLAIMS INCREASED LAST WEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 15 WEEKS WITH MORE THAN 1

4 MILLION AMERICANS FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT NBC NEWS SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE RUHLE BRAKES DOWN THE NUMBERS >> NO DGOOD NEWS TO REPORT ON THE JOB FRONT IN THE LAST WEEK ALONE, 146 MILLION MORE AMERICANS FILED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

SO THE IDEA THAT WE WERE GETTING OUR WAY OUT OF CORONA AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING BACK TO EM WORK AND GETTING THEIR JOBS BACK, THAT IS NOT THE CASE THE NUMBER ONE REASON, BECAUSE CORONAVIRUS ISN'T BEHIND US EVEN THIS WEEK THE PRESIDENT SAID, IT'S GOING TO GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER HE WAS TALKING AON OF COURSE ABOUT THE HEALTH IMPACT BUT THE HEALTH AND ARE E Y DIRECTLY LINKED TO ONE ANOTHER WE D ARE EXPECTED UNDER 25,000 SMALL BUSINESSES TO CLOSE BY THE END OF THE YEAR

WE KNOW THAT WE'VE GOT MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT AREN'T GOING TO BE GOING BACK TO WORK, THEY CONTINUE TO F WORK FROM HOME AND THAT MEANS ANCILLARY BUSINESSES AREN'T REOPEN GO THINK ABOUT THE BIG DEBATE ABOUT SCHOOLS REOPENING THE MORE SCHOOLS GO VIRTUAL, THE MORE JOBS %%ARE NOT GOING TO BE THERE NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT TEACHERS, JANITORS, ADMINISTRATORS, THINK ABOUT THE ANCILLARY BUSINESSES, A COLLEGE TOWN WITH COLLEGE STUDENTS CITHAT IS GOING TO WNBE TOUGH ON THE ECONOMY FACING ANOTHER WEEK OF BIG UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS, AND REMEMBER, THE EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT EXTRA $600 THAT IS PART OF THE CARES ACT THAT RUNS OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH

CONGRESS RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAKER DEBATING THE %NEXT RELIEF, AND IF THEY WILL TE EXTEND THE $600, MAYBE IT WILL BE AS LOW AS $100, $400 THERE IS NO EXTENSION AND THESE NUMBERS AREN'T GOOD >> THE CARES ACT EXPIRES NEXT WEEK, MANY AMERICANS ARE STILL WAITING TO NE GET THEIR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS HOST DAVID GURRA SPOKE TO PEOPLE E IN OKLAHOMA WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE >> HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TING ABOUT TO HELP EVERYBODY WHO NEEDS HELP? YOU HAVE TAKEN EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO HELP EVERYBODY

>> THAT IS THE ONLY OPTION, OUR GOVERNOR SAID TO ME, WILL YOU SERVER SINGLE PERSON ELIGIBLE WITH BENEFITS HOW ATDO WE DO THIS? YES, I WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN THE JOB IF I DIDN'T THINK I COULD DO IT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COULD DO THAT FACE-TO-FACE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE IF POSSIBLE EVERYTHING THAT WE HAD LEADING UP TO THIS, PMAKE SURE WE CAN SERVE PEOPLE BUT IT WAS BORN OF FRUSTRATED ALONG WITH OUR COMPLAINANTS, I'M SO SORRY THIS HAPPENED, LET ME HELP YOU, THEN THAT CAN HELP PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN DOING LPOTHER THING THAT WE ARE DOING IT WITH THE BEST INTENTIONS AND TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR WHAT WAS DONE IN THE PAST

>> LET ME ASK YOU WHO IS HERE, WHO ARE YOU SERVING (IT'S REALLY AN AMAZING CROSS SECTION OF PEOPLE I TALKED TO A FELLA A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER, HE HADN'T BEEN EMPLOYED AND HE WAS TELLING ME HIS STORY AND THAT'S THE THING, LEADING UP TO THIS THEY HAVE BEEN SO FRUSTRATED I THINK TO HAVE SOMEONE LISTEN TO THEM, I'M SO SORRY THAT HAPPENED IS REALLY MEANINGFUL >> I CHECKED ONLINE TO FILE A CLAIM AND I JUST FOUR DAYS PRIOR FRAUDULENT CLAIM WITH MY NAME I COULDN'T GET PAST IT, I COULDN'T GET ON THE PHONE, I CAME IN HERE 20 MINUTES THEY GOT ME TAKEN CARE OF

>> SOMETHING IS BEING DEBATED NOW, CONTINUING THESE PANDEMIC RELATED BENEFITS SO MORE MONEY IN PH> ADDITION TO THE STATE BENEFITS HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AT THIS POINT >> PRETTY IMPORTANT WHETHER YOU EAT OR NOT >> THEY ARE GOING TO REALLY CREATE A FIASCO FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO AREN'T, YOU KNOW, GO GETTERS LIKE ME, I'M A GO GETTER, IF THEY DO, EXTEND IT FOR THAT TIME

YOU KNOW, UNTIL THE PANDEMIC GOES AWAY YOU KNOW, UNNDI BELIEVE WHEN THE PANDEMIC GOES AWAY, THINGS WILL PICK UP BUT UNTIL THEN, AW IT'S GOING TO BE ON SHUTDOWN WEARING MASKS AND NOT KNOWING WHICH WAY TO GO >> DAVID JOINS ME NOW FROM TULSA, OKLAHOMA DAVID HOW BACKLOG SOUTH DAKOTA OKLAHOMA'S UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM

HOW MANY ISPEOPLE ARE STILL WAITING FOR BENEFITS? >> Reporter: THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF OKLAHOMANS THAT HAVE NOT RECEIVED BENEFITS, THEY DIDN'T FILL THEM OUT CORRECTLY, FLAGGED FOR FRAUD EVEN IF FRAUD WENT COMMITTED SO IT'S INCREDIBLE NUMBER OF PEOPLE AS I HAVE BEEN WAAM TALKING TO FOLKS HERE, IT'S ASTONISHING TO THINK BACK HOW IN LONG THIS CRISIS HAS BEEN GOING BA ON, THIS IS AS STEPHANIE SAID IN HERPES, 18th WEEK WE'VE SEEN A MILLION JOB LOSSES, THESE ARE PEOPLE HERE WHO HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF TIME, TRYING TO MOVE MONEY AROUND AS THEY CAN, NOT PAYING RENT, NOT PAYING THEIR CAR PAYMENTS, JUST TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND IN THE BUILDING NEXT TO ME WHAT YOU SAW IT'S INCREDIBLY NOVEL WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO D THIS IS USUALLY KIND OF FACE LESS PROCESS, YOU GO ONLINE, YOU HOPE THAT THEY COME THROUGH, THE THINKING HERE IS YOU CAN DO THAT FACE, YOU CAN GET SOMEBODY WHO SITS DOWN THAT IS HE DOING TO SPEED THIS PROCESS ALONG AS YOU KNOW THIS IS OUATWNA STORY OF THIS ECONOMIC CRISIS

THE FACT %THAT STATES HAVE BEEN BURDENED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, THAT'S %MB BEEN A HUGE ISSUE ANOTHER IS THE TECHNOLOGY THIS IS A STATE AT THAT HAS A MAIN FRAME COMPUTER SYSTEM DEALING WITH THE EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT FROM THE 1970s, YOU HERD THAT RIGHT, FROM THE 1970s, IT IS IN CAPABLE OF PROCESSING THE KIND OF INFLUX OF APPLICATION THAT WE'VE SEEN HERE IN OKLAHOMA OVER THESE LAST 18 WEEKS, WHILE THIS IS A STOP GAP, GET PEOPLE IN AND TRY TO FIGURE THIS OUT IN THE SHORT- TERM BASIS THE WITH WHO RUNS THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE, RECOGNIZES THIS IS A LONGER TERM PROJECT FOR HER, TRYING TO IMPLEMENT NEW CHANGES TO THAT SYSTEM TO MODERNIZE IT, SOMETHING THAT IS NOT A RELIC IN THE PAST, SOMETHING THAT CAN DEAL WITH UNEMPLOYMENT FORMS GOING FORWARD, SAVANNAH >> THAT IS QUITE LITERALLY HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THAT IS ASSIST THEM THEY'RE WORKING WITH TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THIS MAJOR IN ONONDAGAS

CONGRESS MAY PASS ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE BY THE END OF THE MONTH, WE WILL SEE EVEN IF IT DOES GO THROUGH, COULD THESE ESAME PEOPLE STILL BE KEPT WAITING? >> Reporter: PEOPLE HERE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THAT I SAY TO A TEE, EVERYONE WANTS TO SEE THOSE BENEFITS CONTINUE A LOT OF EVPEOPLE COMING HERE TODAY, MAYBE HAVEN'T APPLIED FOR BENEFITS YET OR TRYING TO GET THOSE BENEFITS TO GO THROUGH THE SYSTEM, HOPEFUL THAT THEY ARE GOING TO GET THOSE FEDERAL BENEFITS AS WELL IT IS USUAL E TO THEM THAT THEY GET THEM

AND THEY ARE HOPEFUL BY DOING THIS NOW, THEREFORE STALLING WHAT MIGHT NEED TO HAPPEN DOWN THE ROAD YOUR QUESTION IS A GOOD ONE, IF THIS THLAPSES COMES BACK IN PLACE, CAUSING A WHOLE OTHER PROBLEM THEIR HOPE IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE CASE BUT WHAT I WILL SAY, EVERYONE IS IN THIS LIMBO, YOU KNOW THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU CAN GET FROM THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA IS 539- DOLLAR HAS WEEK SO, FOLKS WHO ARE GETTING THAT KIND OF MONEY FROM THE STATE, AN ADDITIONAL OF $600 FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

SO OPTIMISTIC, HAS TEN CHILDREN, HOW SOMEBODY WHO IS TRYING TO RAISE TEN CHILDREN CAN GET BY ON 539- DOLLAR HAS WEEK OR LESS, THAT IS SOMETHING ELSE I WANT TO MENTION HERE PEOPLE BY IN R R LARGE WHEN THEY LEAVE THIS PLACE ARE GLAD THEY HAD RESOLUTION, BUT, THEY ARE ALSO ADAMANT THAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR WORK, THEY WANT TO WORK AGAIN, THESE ARE NOT PEOPLE TRYING TO SLIDE BY BY IN LARGE THEY WANT TO GET BACK IN THE WORK FORCE THERE IS A COMPOUNDINGNG CRISIS IN THIS STATE, IN THIS PART OF COUNTRY, OKLAHOMA'S ECONOMY IS BUFFETED BY THE ON OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY SO IMPORTANT TO THE ECONOMY HERE IN THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA THAT IS GETTING HARD HIT BEFORE THIS PANDEMIC HAPPENED

SO NOW IT'S KIND OF LIKE A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR A LOT OF FOLKS HERE, AND THEY ARE WAITING TO SEE SOME INRECOVERY IN THE ENERGY SECTOR >> WOW, 10 KIDS AND TRYING TO GET BY ON THAT, I %WILL BE THINKING ABOUT THAT FAMILY, THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVID >> THANK YOU , >>> REPUBLICANS ARE STRUGGLING TO GAIN CON ESSENTIAL SUSPECT ON A IS $1 TRILLION PACKAGE, HERE IS TREASURY SECRETARY STEVE MNUCHIN EARLIER TODAY >> WE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT

WORKED ON OVER THE NIGHT AND A LOT OF DETAILS THE PRESIDENT'S PRIORITY FOR THE MOMENT IS TO GET MONEY INTO AMERICANS QUICKLY >> BUT, THINGS SEEM TO BE ON SHAKY GROUND NBC NEWS CAPITAL CORRESPONDENTLY AN, BREAK THIS DOWN, WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING ON CAPITAL HILL? >> Reporter: HEY, SAVANNAH, SO THE SENATE IS LEAVING DOWN FOR THE WEEK AND WHAT THEY HAVE NOT DONE IN THIS WEEK IS RELEASE OR UNVEIL THEIR DRAFT COVID RELIEF PROPOSAL YOU LETTERED FROM SECRETARY MNUCHIN SECONDING A SAYING THEY REACH ADD FUNDAMENTAL AGREEMENT

EMERGED FROM THE A MEETING LAST NIGHT WITH SOME CHAIRMAN OF THE TOP — OF SOME COMMITTEES HERE, REPUBLICANS HERE, COMMITTEES HERE, SAYING THAT THEY REACHED THIS AGREEMENT BUT THAT AGREEMENT DID NOT TRICKLE DOWN TO THE RANK AND FILE WHO ARE UPSET AND FRUSTRATED AND DON'T SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AT THIS POINT THERE IS ISSUES SUCH AS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE THAT THEY DON'T SUPPORT, DIRECT STIMULUS AID WHAT THEY DID REACH SOME SORT OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON IS MONEY FOR SCHOOLS THERE IS ABOUT $100 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS

THERE IS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS, ABOUT $16 BILLION OF NEW FUNDS FOR TESTING AND WHAT IS NOT IN THE BILL IS A PAYROLL TAX CUT WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT REALLY WANTED YOU KNOW, NOT JUST A SPECIFIC ISSUE THAT SOME REPUBLICANS HAVE ISSUE WITH, IT'S ALSO THE PRICE TAG, McCONNELL WANTS TO FRIEND A TRILLION DOLLARS AND FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE REPUBLICANS SAY THAT IS WAY TOO MUCH MONEY AND THE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE IS IN THIS SEMI REVOLT AND NOT GETTING BEHIND THIS LEGISLATION SO THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND NOW THEY ARE HOPING TO RELEASE LEGISLATION TAX ON MONDAY >> AND THEN WHAT ARE DEMOCRATS SAYING WHO BREAKDOWN ON THE JOIN FIGHT WITH THE REPUBLICANS, WHAT ABOUT THE DEMOCRATS

>> Reporter: DEMOCRATS ARE PRETTY MUCH SITTING ON THE SIDELINES HERE AND GETTING THE SAME REPORTS THAT, YOU KNOW, READING THE REPORT THAT WE WRITE, LISTENING TO WHAT WE SAY ON TELEVISION TO FIND OUT WHAT IS IN THIS LEGISLATION AND DETAIL THAT THEY ARE HEARING, THEY ARE COMPLETELY SLAMMING THIS THE PRO POSTED PHOTOSSALS THAT REPUBLICANS ARE TALKING ABOUT, HERE IS HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI EARLIER TODAY >> WHEN YOU SEE WHAT THEY HAVE ON PAPER, YOU SEE WHAT WE DON'T HAVE PAPER WHEN YOU SEE A TRILLION DOLLARS AND NOTHING FOR STATE AND LOCAL, NOTHING FOR FOOD STAMPS, FEEDING THE HUNGRY, NOTHING FOR HELPING WITH RENT AND THE REST OF THAT, NOTHING, SO MANY THINGS THEY DON'T HAVE THEN YOU REALIZE HOW THEY ARE AT A TRILLION DOLLARS, HOW UNACCEPTABLE IT IS

>> Reporter: WHILE REPUBLICANS CAN'T AGREE WITH THEIR OWN CONFERENCE, THEY HAVEN'T GUN STARTING TO NEGOTIATE WITH DEMOCRATS AND OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, WE'VE HERD McCONNELL START TO LOWER EXPECTATIONS BY NOW ADMITTING THIS IS JUST A STARTING POINT IT'S AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT HE IS STRUGGLING TO GET HIS REPUBLICAN MEMBERS ON BOARD AND ALSO AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT HE MIGHT NEED DEMOCRATS IN ORDER TO COME TO SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT THAT CAN ACTUALLY PASS THE SENATE

SAVANNAH >> REALLY JUST STRIP AWAY ALL THIS POLITICAL BACK AND FORTH THE BIG QUESTION THAT AMERICANS ARE ASKING IS WHEN CAN THEY EXPECT TO RECEIVE SOME FINANCIAL RELIEF? WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? >> Reporter: YES, THERE IS ALL SORTS OF DEADLINES, THERE IS NOT ONLY A DEADLINE UP HERE ON CAPITAL HILL BECAUSE THEY ARE — ADJOURN FOR THE AUGUST RECESS IN JUST A COUPLE WEEKS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS ARE EXPECTED TO RUN OUT AT THE END OF NEXT WEEK PEOPLE STOPPED RECEIVING THEM THE END OF THIS WEEK

THIS IS GOING TO HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ESPECIALLY AS HOT SPOTS ARE ROLLING BACK REOPENINGS PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS, WE SAW AN UPTICK IN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TODAY, UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS TODAY AND SO, YOU KNOW, WHILE POLITICS IS FRONT AND CENTER HERE ON CAPITAL HILL AND WASHINGTON, BECAUSE REMEMBER WE ARE ALSO SO CLOSE TO AN ELECTION, IT IS EXTREMELY RARE FOR CONGRESS TO LEGISLATURE, MASSIVE LEGISLATION, THIS CLOSE TO AN ELECTION SO, WHILE THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE POLITICS OF THIS, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE — YOU KNOW, OUTSIDE OF THE WASHINGTON BELTWAY ARE WONDERING IF CONGRESS IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO FUNCTION SO THEY CAN GET SOME RELIEF >> LEEANNE, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS CHANGING HIS TONE ON THE CORONAVIRUS BUT A NEW SURVEY FINDS THAT TWO- THIRDS OF AMERICANS ARE UNHAPPY WITH HOW HE'S HANDLING THE OUTBREAK NBC NEWSCOM SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON, WE'RE ON A ROLL WITH CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS, ONE SET FOR TODAY

THE THIRD IN A ROW LAST TIME I CHECKED IT'S NEARING THE END OF JULY, WE HAVEN'T SEEN ONE OF THESE SINCE APRIL, WHAT IS BEHIND THIS SHIFT IN STRATEGY? >> Reporter: THERE IS A SENSE THAT CORONAVIRUS ON 0 ON LOW HAS BECOME THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE ISSUE IN COUNTRIES AND THE PRESIDENT WAS ON THE SIDELINES AND NOT PROVIDING ANY LEADER ARE SHIP THERE HE OF COURSE AS I MENTIONED HE WAS DOING DAILY BRIEFINGS BACK IN APRIL, THOSE OFTEN BECAME TWO HOUR TELEVISION SPECTACLES, YOU KNOW, OFTEN WOULD WILDLY OFF TOPIC SO THAT CAUSED THE PRESIDENT TO SORT OF REEL THEM BACK IN IS HE NOW STICKING MUCH MORE TO A SCRIPT, IS HE KEEPING THEM AT 30 MINUTES

HE STILL HAS WADED INTO CONTROVERSIAL AREAS TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT TESTING YESTERDAY >> TO ME EVERY TIME YOU TEST YOU FIND A CASE AND YOU KNOW, IT GETS REPORTED IN THE NEWS, WE FOUND MORE CASES INSTEAD OF 50 WE DID 25 WITH HALF THE NUMBER OF CASES

I THINK IT'S OVER RATED BUT I AM TOTALLY WILLING TO KEEP DOING IT >> NOW OF COURSE THAT GOES AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WOULD SAY WHO SAID TESTING IS THE WAY TO GET OUT OF THIS CRISIS 0 ISOLATE, DO THE CONTRACT TRACING, THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE THINKS IT'S OVER RATED >> SOMETHING THAT HAS GOTTEN QUITE CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT, THE CAFETERIA IS CLOSED DOWN AFTER A WORKER TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, HOW ARE THEY HANDLING THIS? >> WELL, WE'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF THESE INCIDENTS NOW WHERE PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE WHITE HOUSE, PEOPLE INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE, PEOPLE CLOSE TO THE CAMPAIGN GET INFECTED FIRST INITIALLY WHEN OF THE VICE PRESIDENT'S STAFFERS WAS POSITIVE A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, PEOPLE STARTED WEARING MASKS, THEY STARTED TESTING, WHO WAS TESTED

A LOT HAS BEEN PULLED BACK, THERE IS NOT INDICATION THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE REVERSED THE LAST TIME I WAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE A MONTH AGO, I SAW VERY FEW IF ANY PEOPLE WITH MASKS ASIDE FROM SECRET SERVICE AGENTS, THEY'VE GOTTEN RID OF TEMPERATURE CHECKS FOR GUESTS AND REPORTERS COMING INTO THE BUILDING AND THERE IS VERY LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE WEST WING WHERE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO GO IN THE OFFICE EVERY DAY, SIT RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, WORK IN CLOSE QUARTERS AND TIGHT SPACES, IN A WAY IT FEELS AND LOOKS LIKE THE LEAST SOCIALLY DISTANCED PLACE IN AMERICA AND AS A RESULT OF CAFETERIA, YOU KNOW, INFECTION THERE STILL DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ANY INDICATION THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE CHANGING >> ALL RIGHT SHANNON, LASTLY THE PRESIDENT SPOKE WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN TODAY, WHAT DID THE TWO LEADERS DISCUSS? >> WELL, WITH WE KNOW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE READOUT OF THIS CONVERSATION IS THEY JUST DISCUSSED CORONAVIRUS AND ARMS TREATY

WHAT WAS NOT MENTIONED OF COURSE AS WE ARE 100 DAYS OF ELECTION, IS ELECTION INTERFERENCE THAT CONTINUES TO BE A EARN CAN, THAT IT'S OUT THERE MEDDLING IN THE TO 20 ELECTION BY RUSSIA LIKE WE SAW IN 2016 INSTEAD THE WHITE HOUSE INDICATING THAT THE PRESIDENT KEPT IT UNDER CORONAVIRUS WHERE RUSSIA IS SEEING A NUMBER OF SURGE IN CASES AND ARMS TREATY WHICH HAS BEEN GOING ON MANY MONTHS WHERE THE US, RUSSIA AND CHINA ARE COMING TO SOME AGREEMENT THERE

>> SHANNON, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> MICHAEL COHEN IS HEADING HOME A JUDGE ORDERED THE RELEASE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER ATTORNEY AND SO CALLED FIXER FROM JAIL AFTER RULING THAT HIS RETURN TO PRISON WAS RETALIATORY INVESTIGATIONS CORRESPONDENT TOM WINTER JOINS ME NOW, TELL US ABOUT THE JUDGE'S DECISION >> SO BASICALLY SAVANNAH, THE JUDGE SAYING I AM GOING TO GIVE TEMPORARY RELIEF IN THIS CASE I FIND MICHAEL COHEN'S FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS WERE VIOLATED HERE

THIS CAUSED IN HIS AGREEMENT TO REMAINING AT HOME CONFINEMENT IS IMPROPER BY 2:00 PM TOMORROW, MICHAEL COHEN WILL BE OUT OF PRISON IN OTISVILLE WHICH IS FURTHER UPSTATE THAN NEW YORK AND ON HIS WAY TO MANHATTAN HE WILL BE DOWN THE STREET FROM US HERE AT NBC NEWS BY THIS TIME TOMORROW

DEFINITELY WIN FOR MICHAEL COHEN, HE SOUGHT THIS FURLOUGH BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS BUS HE IS A NONVIOLENT OFFENDER, THEY DON'T BELIEVE HE POSE HAS THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY, TO SPEND THE REST OF HIS SENTENCE AT HOME INSTEAD OF BEING IN JAIL SAVANNAH >> NOW GIVE US A BACK STORY HERE, WHY WAS COHEN BACK IN PRISON IN THE FIRST PLACE? >> SO, ABOUT A WEEK OR SO AGO, MICHAEL COHEN TO THE PROBATION HOUSE, AND HE WENT THERE SIGNED SOME DOCUMENTS, AT THE TIME MEANT THERE WERE EIGHT PROPOSED TERMS OF HIS FURLOUGH AND HOME CONFINEMENT SO, THE HOME MONITORING, TYPE OF I THINK SHELL BRACELET, HE COULDN'T LEAVE HIS APARTMENT WITHOUT PERMISSION TO GO TO CERTAIN RELIGIOUS EVENTS, THAT HE COULD NOT VISIT HIS ATTORNEY WITHOUT PERMISSION

ON TOP OF THAT HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO NOTIFIED — OR WOULD HAVE HAD TO ASK FOR PERMISSION TO GO AND GET GROCERIES HIMSELF HE IS STILL IN JAIL THAT MAKES SENSE THE FIRST PART OF THIS WHERE THEY ESSENTIALLY SAID LOOK, YOU CAN'T TALK TO THE PRESS, YOU CAN'T POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU CAN'T WRITE THIS BOOK, YOU CAN'T DO ANY OF THAT IF HE WAS IN PRISON WOULD NECESSARILY BE IMPOSED UPON HIM

HE COULDN'T TAKE MEETINGS WITH REPORTERS WHILE IN PRISON, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IN THE OWN MANUAL ENCOURAGES THEM NOT ONLY CAN YOU WRITE A BOOK YOU SHOULD WRITE A BOOK IF YOU WANT TO WHILE IN PRISON THAT IS GOOD USE OF YOUR TIME THIS FLEW AGAINST WHAT WOULD GROW TO AND WHEN HE BALKED AT THOSE TERMS THAT'S WHY HE WENT BACK TO JAIL HIS ATTORNEYS WENT BACK TO COURT, SUED ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR AND SUED THE BUREAU OF PRISONS OVER THIS AND GOT US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY >> NOW AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS WAS THE FIRST HEARING IN MICHAEL COHEN BY BILL BARR >> WHAT IS NEXT COMING HOME TOMORROW

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT THE OTHER THING THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN, BETH SIDES HAVE AGREED, BOTH COHEN'S ATTORNEYS AND ATTORNEYS FOR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO HASH OUT THAT FIRST CLAUSE WHEN MICHAEL COHEN CAN'T TWEET ABOUT IT, HE CAN'T TALK TO REPORTER BUS IT TOMORROW HE CAN'T THROW HIS BOOK ON KINDLE TOMORROW NIGHT WHAT HE HAS GOT TO DO IS GOING TO HAVE A MEDIA BLACKOUT AND HASH OUT WHAT HE CAN DO, WHAT MAKES SENSE WITHIN THE NORMAL BUREAU'S GUIDELINES

HE GREED TO THE OTHER POINT THAT THEY ASKED OF HIM, SO THOSE ARE ALL MUTE AT THIS POINT THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANYTHING BUT SAY TONGUE FIRMLY IN CHEEK, THIS SHOULDN'T BE ANYTHING HERE THAT WOULD KEEP HIM FROM STAYING AT HOME CONFINEMENT BUT IF THIS CASE HAS TAUGHT US ANYTHING, HE WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT IT NEXT WEEK, SAVANNAH >> I DON'T DOUBT THAT, THANK YOU SO MUCH, 0 >> SURE THING CIES INCLUDING THE % DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND >>> U

S CHINA TENSIONS HIT A NEW HIGH THIS MORNING WHEN FEDERAL PROSECUTORS CHARGED A CHINESE CANCER RESEARCHER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA WITH LYING ABOUT HER TIES TO THE CHINESE MILITARY AND COMMUNIST PARTY WHILE SEEKING A VISA TO COME TO THE US THAT COME HAS DAY AFTER THE STATE DEPARTMENT'S DECISION TO CLOSE CHINA'S CONSULATE IN HOUSTON >> SAVANNAH, IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE CHINA HITS BACK AT THE U

S SPECULATION IS THAT CHINESE OFFICIAL ALSO HIT A SHUTDOWN OR STAFF REDUCTIONS AT US CONSULATE THERE IS A LOT OF SPECULATION, IT MIGHT BE HONG KONG

THE ONLY CERTAINTY IS RETRIBUTION THE US GAVE CHINA 72 HOURS NOTICE TO CLEAR OUT ITS CONSULATE GENERAL IN HOUSTON TEXAS THERE IS DOCUMENT BURNING THAT WE SAW IN LOCAL NEWS FOOTAGE

SINCE THEN US/CHINA RELATIONS HAS BEEN REDUCED TO MUD SLINGING THE MINISTRY CONTINUED ITS LIST OF GRIEVANCES ABOUT THE US

, THAT IT'S SMEARING CHINA, THAT THE US ON AT LEAST TWO OCCASIONS OPENED CHINESE DIPLOMATIC TENSIONS, THE TWO SIDES HAVE BEEN GOT I ON EVERY FRONT BUT IT HAS INTENSIFIED DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ANALYSTS HERE ARE TALKING A COLD WAR THE POSSIBILITY EVEN OF BREAKING OFF DIP LOAN DEMOCRAT MATIC RELATION IS

SECOND OF STATE MIKE POMPEO SAID WE'RE SENDING OUT CLEAR EXPECTATIONS HOW THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY IS GOING TO BEHAVE THE US IS ACCUSING CHINA OF EVERYTHING FROM STEALING SECRETS TO UNFAIR TRADE THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING CHINESE RESEARCHERS IN THE U

S, INDICTING ALLEGED HACKERS AND POINTING TO THE CONSULATE IN HOUSTON AS A HUB FOR INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS OFFICIALS HERE AND WASHINGTON REJECTS ACCUSATIONS, THEY CALL THEM GROUNDLESS FABRICATIONS, THEY SAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS SENDING ANTI- CHINA SENTIMENT IN ORDER TO DISTRACT FROM ITS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AHEAD OF THE ELECTION OF THE STATE MEDIA HERE IS HAVING A FIELD DAY EDITORIALS ARE WONDERING OUT LOUD IF CLOSING THE US

CONSULATE IN WUHAN WOULD HURT ENOUGH SISTER CONFLICT IN HOUSTON, UNSTAFFED SINCE DIPLOMATIC WERE EVACUATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC A LOT OF THE TENSION AND A LOT OF SPECULATION IS FALLING ON THE US CONSULATE IN HONG KONG IT ALSO COVERS THAT IT COULD BE TARGETED TO SHUTDOWN OR BE ORDERED TO REDUCE STAFF

THE GOAL TIMES CALLED IT AN INTELLIGENCE CENTER AND FIGURED HITTING IT WOULD CAUSE SUFFICIENT "PAIN" NOW THE WHOLE ISSUE IS LIGHTING UP CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE PAST THIS HAD 9 HOURS THERE HAVE BEEN NEARLY BILLION VIEWS ON HASHTAGS RELATED TO THE HOUSTON CONSULATE AND US/CHINA RELATIONS NOW FIRMLY IN FREE FALL

>>> WE'RE ONE YEAR AWAY FROM THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAME THE, MANY PEOPLE ARE EXCITED, SOME ARE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT CORONAVIRUS NEXT YEAR SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEIR SIMMONS HAS A LOOK AT WHAT TOKYO 2021 COULD LOOK LIKE >> Reporter: INCREDIBLE TO THINK HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED, HOW THIS TIME RIGHT NOW WE SHOULD ALL BE IN TOKYO CELEBRATING THE BEGINNING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES INSTEAD THE ATHLETES, THE OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS AND ALL OF US AT NBC ARE HOPING THIS TIME NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS ARE SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER 2021

ANOTHER VICTIM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND THIS WEEK, A WARNING, IF INFECTIONS CONTINUE AT THESE LEVELS FOR 12 MONTHS, WE COULDN'T HOLD THE GAMES THE PRESIDENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE SAID, HE IS HOPEFUL THE VENUES WILL BE READY, THEY ARE READY NOW JAPANESE HOSTS HAVE SPENT $12 BILLION ON TOKYO 2020

>> WE ARE NOW ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT ON NEXT YEAR >> DURING THE LOCKDOWN ATHLETES AROUND THE GLOBE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO TRAIN IN UNIQUE CONDITIONS SO, IF IT HAPPENS, NEXT YEAR'S GAME WILL BE A TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY >> IT WILL BE A GREAT SYMBOL OF SURVIVAL >> YEAH, UNITY OF HUMAN KIND

>> IT'S NOT CLEAR THIS MORNING WHETHER THERE WILL BE SPECTATOR OR WHAT AN OLYMPIC VILLAGE LOOKS LIKE, PREFARING TO FORCE SOCIAL DISTANCING ONE EVENT THERE WILL BE A WELCOME RETURNING IN SWIMMING WITH KATIE LEDECKI AND WINNING WOMENS SOAK TEAM WITH LEADER MEGAN RAPINOE ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE GYM THAT IS PARTICULAR ITS AND SUPERSTAR SIMONE BILES SHE CALLED THE GREATEST GYMNAST EVER

WINNING GELD AFTER GOLD IN RIO FOUR YEARS AGO THE FLAG BEARER IN THAT OLYMPIC CLOSING CEREMONY BITTERLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN OLYMPICS WERE CANCELED THIS YEAR >> I CRIED ULTIMATELY IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION >> GETTING BETTER AND BETTER

POSING A STRING OF VIDEO SHOWCASING HER AMAZING SKILLS INCLUDING A DOUBLE TUCK THAT SHE HADN'T PERFORMED SINCE SHE WAS 13 THIS MONTH LOOKING STRONG ON THE COVER OF VOGUE AND HOPEFULLY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR AS THE GAMES OF THE 32nd OWE LIMBPIAD WILL BE GETTING UNDER WAY, THIS AMERICAN HERO WILL BE SHOWING THE WORLD HOW HIGH SHE CAN FLY GOLD MEDAL READY AGAIN

>> ONE OF THE THINGS TOKYO 2020 IS THE SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWAL SO OLD PHONES AND LAPTOPS ARE BEING TURNED INTO MEDALS WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAN WATCHING SIMONE BILES TAKE ONE OF THOSE GOAD MEDALS KEIR SIMMONS, THIS BC NEWS, LONDON >>> A LIVE LOOK AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS PREEING ROOM, THE PRESIDENT WILL HOLD HIS THIRD STRAIGHT CORONAVIRUS BRIEFING THE FIRST TWO DID NOT HAVE ANY TASK FORCE MEMBERS PRESENT AND IT'S UNCLEAR IF ANY ELSE WILL JOIN THE PRESIDENT TONIGHT WHEN IT BRIEFING GET STARTED, WE'LL BRING IT TO YOU LIVE

TO YOU % LIVE , NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FRYER WHO IS FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWSCOM JOE WHAT IS THE LATEST THIS HOUR? >>> FIRST UP DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS ARE SLAMMING LEADERS OVER THEIR HANDLING OF A RELIEF BILL

IS HAS YET TO BE VIEWED BY THEIR DEMOCRATIC Y COUNTERPART THEY WILL RELEASE THE DRAFT EARLY NEXT WEEK SAYING THEY WERE DELAYED BECAUSE THE ADMINISTRATION WANTED MORE TIME TO LOOK AT DETAILS COSTING $1 TRILLION, $105 BILLION FOR SCHOOLS AND TA $16 BILLION FOR TESTING AND A NEW ROUND OF DIRECT PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS DOES NOT INCLUDE A REDUCTION IN THE PAYROLL TAX THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DEMANDED DEMOCRATIC LEADERS MASAY THE GOP'S PLAN WILL NOT PAST AND SLAMMED THEM FOR NOT AGREEING WITHIN THEIR OWN PARTY HERE IS CHUCK SCHUMER EARLIER TODAY

>> NOW THAT SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE FINALLY WOKEN UP TO KETHE CALAMITY IN OUR COUNTRY THEY HAVE BEEN SO DIVIDED, SO DISORGANIZED, SO IMPREPARED THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COME TOGETHER IN THEIR OWN CONFERENCE EVEN AFTER ALL OF THIS TIME IT APPEARS THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IS UNUNIFIED, UNSERIOUS, UNSATISFACTORY >> NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO IS 19D,WORRIE ABOUT AN INCREASE OF CORONAVIRUS AMONG YOUNG ADULTS HE SAYS PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 21 1 AND 30 YEARS OLD ARE MAKING UP AN INCREASINGLY LARGE SHARE OF NEW CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE HE IS LAUNCHING AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN TARGETED TOWARDS YOUNG NEW YORKERS

HERE IS ISISNEWHAT HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THAT MESSAGING >>>> THERE IS A TOTAL MISCONCEPTION OF THEIR VULNERABILITY TO R THIS DISEASE AND WE HOPE THAT IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE >>> CONGRESSWOMAN CORTEZ ADDRESSED REPORTS THAT ANOTHER CONGRESSMAN MADE OFFENSIVE COMMENTS TO HER AND CALLED HER EXPILOTTIVES ON THE STEPS OF THE CAPITOL HE APOLOGIZED OF THE ABRUPT CONVERSATION BUT DENIED NAME- CALLING

SHE SLAMMED HIM AND ADDRESSED NI ABUSIVE LANGUAGE BEYOND POLITICS >> THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT REPRESENTATIVES LEVIED AGAINST A CONGRESSWOMAN THE CONGRESSMAN THAT REPRESENTS NEW YORK'S 14th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BUT EVERY CONGRESSWOMAN IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE ALL OF % US HAVE HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS IN SOME FORM, SOME WAY, SOME SHAPE AT SOME POINT SHIN OUR LIVES >> THE FORMER SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAID TODAY THERE WAS NO POLICY TO SEPARATE MIGRANT CHILDREN FROM THEIR PARENTS AT THE BORDER THE FORMER CHIEF, NEILSON, WAS ASKED TO COMMENT ABOUT THE POLICY DURING A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION TODAY

HE BLAMED THE SEPARATIONS ON AMA POLICY SATHAT WAS DESIGNED TO PROSECUTE ANYONE WHO ENTERED THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY BUT AS NBC HAS REPORTED HE SIGNED A MEMO IN 2018 THAT MEMO STATED THAT THE RESULT WOULD MAKE IT LEGALLY PERMISSIBLE TO SEPARATE MINORS FROM ADULT FAMILY MEMBERS AND AMC ANNOUNCED A DELAY IN REOPENING ITS MOVIE THEATERS NOW TO MIDDLE TO LATE AUGUST THE MOVIE CHAIN PREVIOUSLY SAID THEY WOULD AIM TO REOPEN IN LATE JULY AMC SAYS THE NEW TIMING REFLECTS CURRENTLY EXPECTED RELEASE DATES FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MOVIES, FILMS THAT HAVE ALSO PUSHED BACK THEIR RELEASE DATES

SO, SAVANNAH THAT MEANS MORE STREAMING "30 ROCK" FOR US [ LAUGHTER ] >> I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY IT SOUNDS GOLIKE MORE STREAMING AND ON DEMAND ON THAT COUCH BEHIND ME THANKS, I WILL SEE YOU TOMORROW, FRIDAY! >> SEE YOU TOMORROW

TOMORROW , , >>> A CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR IS SAYING THAT THE STATE'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC IS QUOTE SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL STEVE PATTERSON JOINS ME NOW FROM PROVIDENCE HOLY CENTER IN MISSION HILLS, CALIFORNIA STEVE, WHAT IS THE SITUATION AT THIS HOSPITAL? ARE THEY PREPARING FOR A BIG SURGE IN PATIENTS? >> Reporter: YES, WE JUST SPOKE TO HOSPITAL OFFICIALS, SAVANNAH IT IS A GOOD IDEA, GOOD SENSE OF THE PATCHWORK ACROSS CALIFORNIA ABOUT THE HOT SPOTS IN DIFFERENT PLACES ACROSS THE STATE

THIS HOSPITAL SPECIFICALLY ONLY HAS ABOUT 55 COVID-19 PATIENTS OUT OF ABOUT 370 TOTAL BEDS THEY ARE AT 60% CAPACITY IT IS NOT THAT WAY BECAUSE THERE IS NOT A CRISIS IN THIS AREA, CERTAINLY, LA COUNTY IS THE EPI-CENTER OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA

THEY ARE ABLE TO HANDLE IT BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF A LARGER HEALTH SYSTEM PROVIDENCE HEALTH, ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE AREA 11 HOSPITALS, THEY ARE ABLE TO SHOVEL AROUND RESOURCES A LOT BETTER THAN SAY A SMALLER HEALTH SYSTEM IN A MORE RURAL AREA THAT IS SPECIFICALLY WHAT IS TARGETED BY THE STATE AS HOT SPOTS IS REALLY THE PROBLEM SPOTS HERE THEY ARE ABLE TO MANAGE IT

YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME THEY HAVE THE SURGE SET UP READY AND AVAILABLE WE ARE TOLD THERE IS A PATIENT IN THERE RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ABLE TO TREAT PATIENTS OUTSIDE A LOT OF THESE ARE NEGATIVE PRESSURIZED ROOMS, SO THEY ARE ABLE TO TREAT INFECTED PATIENTS AND DO IT IN AN ORGANIZED WAY THAT DOES NOT IMPACT THE REST OF THE HOSPITAL THEY ARE SET UP TO HANDLE THE SURGE HOSPITALS ACROSS THE STATE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RATES OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, IT HAS BEEN 2,000 EVERY DAY IN L

A COUNTY FOR AT LEAST THE LAST FOUR DAYS THEY ARE DEALING WITH AN EXTREME AMOUNT OF STRESS AND EXTREME INFLUX OF PATIENTS IN SOME CASES THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEAR IT IS WORST, IT IS SORT OF A PATCHWORK ACROSS THE STATE THAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW IF IT GETS WORSE, OF COURSE, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SEND IN MORE RESOURCES, PPE, THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS, JUST SIMPLY STAFFING

KEEPING PEOPLE UP AROUND-THE- CLOCK TO DEAL WITH THE INFLUX OF PATIENTS IT IS BOOTS ON THE GROUND THAT THEY NODE TO BRING IN TO HELP TREAT PATIENTS IN THIS CURRENT CRISIS THIS HOSPITAL IS DOING OKAY THE SYSTEM HAS 65% CAPACITY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE 11 HOSPITALS AGAIN, COMPARING THE LARGER HEALTH SYSTEMS TO THE SMALLER ONES, THOSE REALLY ARE WHERE THE PROBLEM SPOTS ARE AT THIS POINT, SAVANNAH? >> RELIEF TO HEAR THEY ARE DOING OKAY THERE

NOW, LET'S TALK ABOUT TESTING WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE IN LOS ANGELES RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: LA COUNTY HAS REALLY FOCUSED AND CLAMPED DOWN ON TESTING, 21 MILLION TOTAL CASES IN THE COUNTY

THERE ARE BLIND SPOTS, REPORTING COVID-19 ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND SPECIFICALLY IN THE WEST COAST EVERY MAJOR CITY WE HAVE SEEN IT WHERE THE TESTING BLIND SPOTS ARE ALWAYS UNFORTUNATELY UNDER SERVED COMMUNITIES, MINORITY COMMUNITIES, LATINO POPULATION, BLACK POPULATION, THE AVAILABILITY TO TESTING FOR THOSE COMMUNITIES IS A LOT LESS THAN IT IS IN SAY A LARGER MORE AFFLUENT WHITE COMMUNITY JUST THE WAY IT IS THEY DID A LOT OF WORK TO TRY TO ADDRESS THAT WHAT THEY ARE REALLY FOCUSED ON AND THE NUMBER YOU WILL HEAR, THE FIGURE YOU HEAR WHEN IT COMES TO TESTING IN ALL OF THE CITIES IS THE POSITIVITY RATE

NOW, IT IS AT 85% IT HAS BEEN FLAT THAT WAY FOR AWHILE IN LA COUNTY

HIGHER THAN THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT WHAT THAT RATE INDICATES IS THE AVAILABILITY OF TESTING, ALSO INDICATES THE WILDFIRE-LIKE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE COMMUNITY SPREAD IF YOU HAVE A HIGHER RATE THE CHANCES ARE IT IS SPREADING FURTHER AND HARDER THAN YOU MIGHT OF IMAGINED AND THAT THE TESTING IS LOWER IT HAS BEEN FLAT FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS

THEY SEE THAT AS THE ONE BEACON OF GOOD NEWS SO FAR IN THIS CRISIS STILL, THE MAYOR HAS TALKED ABOUT AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS TALK ABOUT IT AS WELL THAT COVID- 19, CORONAVIRUS IT IS VERY MUCH ON TRACK TO BECOME THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN LA COUNTY L

A MAYOR ADDRESSED THAT WHEN HE SPOKE ABOUT IT YESTERDAY I WANT TO PLAY THAT SOUND FOR YOU LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS >> ALL TOLLED WE HAVE REPORTED 9,000 CASES AND 122 DEATHS IN THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THIS WEEK

LET ME PUT THE DANGER IN PERSPECTIVE IT IS ON TRACK TO BECOME THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN LA COUNTY AFTER CORONARY HEART DISEASE OBVIOUSLY THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN BE SPREAD BY TRANSMISSION

>> Reporter: AND THE LA HEALTH DIRECTOR OR PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR TALK ABOUT THAT AGAIN TODAY SAYING THAT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM THEY ARE HOPING, AGAIN, THAT POSITIVITY RATE IS AN INDICATION THAT THE CONDITION THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE A WEEK AND HALF AGO, LIMITING ACCESS TO BARS AND IN DOOR DINING WILL HELP THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE DATA IT TAKES WEEKS TO GET A GOOD SENSE OF IF IT IS WORKING OR NOT

YOU CAN SEE IT IS AN ACTIVE HOSPITAL BEHIND ME, SAVANNAH? >> STEVE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR I MENTIONED AND COUNTING ON NEWSOM FOR A SECOND SHUTDOWN, DO YOU THINK IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? >> Reporter: YES, THIS IS STEVE GLACIER HE IS IN THE BAY AREA THE BAY AREA IS INCITED DURING THE WHOLE CRISIS AS BEING A LOT MORE STRICT IN THE CLOSURE AND REOPENING WHEN THERE WAS THAT PERIOD OF REOPENING FOR THE STATE A FEW MONTHS AGO AND A LOT OF PEOPLE CREDITED THAT AREA FOR NOT HAVING THE SAME SORT OF ASTRONOMICAL NUMBERS WE ARE SEEING LIKE IN LA

HE IS CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE CLOSURE STATEWIDE ALMOST A REVERSION TO THE STAY AT HOME ORDERS WE SAW A FEW MONTHS AGO HE IS BASING IT, TALKING ABOUT THE FIGURE, ON THE 14 DAY POSITIVITY RATE THAT IS HOVERING FOR THE WHOLE STATE AT 76% HE WANTS TO SEE THAT DROP TO 2%

THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT WE ARE ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THAT AT THIS POINT AND HE SAYS UNTIL THEN HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE GOVERNOR TAKE ACTION, CLOSE DOWN THE STATE UNTIL WE CAN GET A HANDLE ON THIS THING WILL IT HAPPEN? A PROPOSAL RIGHT NOW IN THE STATE SENATE YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS THING YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT CALIFORNIA AS A WHOLE IT IS A HUGE STATE, 58 COUNTIES, SEVERAL OF THOSE COUNTIES WOULD LIKE TO CONTROL THEIR SORT OF REACTION TO THE VIRUS AT THE LOCAL OR COUNTY LEVEL, SEVERAL OF THE COUNTIES ARE FAR LESS IMPACTED THAN LA

COUNTY THAT ACCOUNTS FOR 40% OF ALL OF THE CASES IN THE STATE SO, IF THAT CAN GET TRACTION REMAINS TO BE SEEN IT CERTAINLY IS AN INTERESTING POINT WHEN YOU HEARD THE GOVERNOR AND THE MAYOR OF LA

TALKING ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT A STAY AT HOME ORDER MAY SURFACE AGAIN WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH LEVELS LIKE THIS SAVANNAH? >> WOW WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, STEVE H, % STEVE , , >> Reporter: THANKS, SAVANNAH, STAY SAFE

>>> FLORIDA IS REPORTING THE HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC MORE THAN 170 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN JUST THE LAST 24 HOURS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME FROM MIAMI WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THIS TRAGIC NEWS SPIKE IN DEATHS? >> IT IS HEARTBREAKING, SAVANNAH GOOD EVENING, GOOD TO BE WITH YOU

THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THE NARRATIVE OUT OF FLORIDA AN INCREDIBLE INFECTION RATE BUT THE DEATHS HAD NOT CAUGHT UP TO THAT WELL, NOW THAT HAS CHANGED 173 PEOPLE, FATALITIES ANNOUNCED IN THE LAST BATCH THE HIGHEST WATERMARK WE ACHIEVED 154 WAS THE PREVIOUS MARK THERE

THIS NOW CAPS WHAT IS ALREADY BEEN SORT OF A SURGE IN DEATHS RECENTLY IF YOU GO BACK A MONTH AGO, SAVANNAH, 30 DEATHS A DAY RIGHT NOW THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS AT 120 PLUS DEATHS A DAY THE HIGHEST FIGURE IN THE COUNTRY IT IS MORE THAN STATES LIKE TEXAS

TEXAS IS SECOND AND THIRD ON THE LIST, THEY HAVE 75 MORE PEOPLE THAN FLORIDA DOES MORE DEATHS HERE I WANT TO GIVE YOU MORE CONTEXT ON THIS IN NEW YORK, AT THE CRISIS, IN APRIL, THERE WERE ABOUT 700 NEW YORKERS DYING A DAY SO, THIS IS STILL MUCH LOWER THAN WHAT WE SAW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CRISIS

IT IS STILL BY FAR THE LARGEST FIGURE THAT WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY 531 IS WHAT IT IS FLORIDA RESIDENTS IS 5,500 ASTRONOMICAL NUMBER EITHER WAY, SAVANNAH AND IT IS BREAKING HEARTS HERE THE LAGGING INDICATOR NOW STARTING TO CATCH UP

>> NOW I KNOW THERE ARE QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THE DEATH TOLL NUMBERS IN FLORIDA YOU SPOKE WITH THE RESEARCHER AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? >> WE DID THERE WERE 173 ANNOUNCED TODAY BUT WHEN HE LOOKS MORE FINE TUNELY INTO THE NUMBERS HE FOUND ABOUT 14 OF THE 173 ACTUALLY OCCURRED WITHIN THE LAST 24 HOURS WHICH IS TO SAY ABOUT 160 DID NOT

THEY HAPPENED IN THE LAST WEEK OR SO, SOME OF THEM A COUPLE WEEKS OUT HE EVEN TOLD ME ONE DEATH THAT OCCURRED AT THE END OF JUNE THAT THEY ARE ONLY FINDING OUT NOW THERE IS NOT JUST A HUGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE DYING IN THE STATE BUT THE TREND LINES ARE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE ARE SEEING, THERE IS JUST AN ENORMOUS LAG IT IS NOT SOMETHING THE GOVERNOR IS NOT AWARE OF HERE IS WHAT HE SAID EARLIER TODAY

>> WHEN THE STATE REPORTS THAT, IT IS NOT SAYING THOSE DEATHS OCCURRED LAST NIGHT THEY REPORT THEM IF YOU LOOK BY THE DATE OF DEATH SOMETIMES THOSE CAN GO BACK MONTHS NOW, I THINK THEY HAVE GOTTEN BETTER THOSE HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK BY THE DATES THOSE HAVE PROBABLY BEEN OVER SEVERAL WEEK PERIOD

>> Reporter: WE KNOW, SAVANNAH, CERTAINLY, OLDER POPULATIONS ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO THIS IT IS MORE IN A STATE LIKE IN FLORIDA 1 OUT OF 5 PEOPLE ARE 65 AND OLDER RIGHT NOW THE NUMBERS BREAK DOWN AS SUCH, 82% OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED IN FLORIDA SO FAR ARE 65 AND OLDER 60% ARE 75% OLDER MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED SO FAR ARE COMING FROM NURSING HOMES, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES, THERE ARE ABOUT 4,000 OF THEM IN THE STATE

THAT IS THE POPULATION THE MOST EFFECTED SO FAR WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DEATHS BUT, OF COURSE, THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE IN THE POPULATION AND SPREAD AMONG MORE PEOPLE AS WE JUST SEE MORE INFECTIONS IN GENERAL >> LIKE WE ALREADY SAID, TRAGIC AND HEARTBREAKING NOW, I KNOW YOU WHERE ARE IN MIAMI, CURFEWS AND MASK MANDATES ARE IN PLACE HOW ARE THE RESTRICTIONS ENFORCED AND ARE PEOPLE ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THEM? >> Reporter: YES, SO, LET ME ANSWER BOTH OF THOSE QUESTIONS, THEY ARE REALLY GOOD ONES

THERE IS VIDEO FROM MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT THEY WENT OUT THERE AND STARTED ISSUING CITATIONS DOING THIS FOR DAYS NOW FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT WEARING A MASK IT IS $50 UP FRONT, GOES AS HIGH AS SEVERAL HUNDRED IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS THAT MUCH THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO POUND IT HOME TO THE PEOPLE HERE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS THAT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET AWAY WITH THAT

IT IS IMPORTANT EVEN WITHOUT A STATEWIDE MANDATE, THERE IS NOT IN FLORIDA, BUT THE LOCAL LEVEL WHERE THE CASES ARE IN MIAMI- DADE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO FOLLOW THIS RULE WHAT PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE DOING IT OR WERE DOING IT, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY PROBABLY 3 OR 4 OUT OF 10 THAT WEAR THE MASK AND PROPERLY, A LOT OF THEM ARE NOT OVER THE NOSE OR DOWN BY THEIR CHIN IT KICKED UP A LITTLE BIT SINCE THERE IS A FINE IN PLACE WHEN THERE IS A FINANCIAL INCENTIVE PEOPLE DO FOLLOW THE RULES MORE CLOSELY IT HAS BEEN A PROCESS GETTING PEOPLE HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA, FORGET ABOUT IN FLORIDA N SOUTH FLORIDA TO FOLLOW THESE RULES

IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE, WE KNOW THAT AND WE ARE SEEING A PLATEAUING OF THE NUMBER OF CASES, HOPEFULLY PART OF THAT IS THE POUNDING OF THIS MESSAGE WHERE YOUR MASK WHEN YOU ARE OUT >> I GOT TO TELL YOU, SAM, HERE IN CALIFORNIA WHEREVER I HAVE TO LEAVE FOR SOMETHING I SEE SO MANY NOSES OUT OF THE MASKS WE HAD A PIECE A LITTLE BIT AGO HOW NOSES ARE SUPER SPREADERS IT IS JUST — IT IS REALLY SOMETHING YOU GOT TO PUT IT OVER THE NOSE FOR IT TO BE EFFECTIVE >> Reporter: IT IS SO INFURIATING

JUST FOLLOW THAT, PLEASE, THAT IS IS ALL WE ARE ASKING >> I KNOW, I COULD NOT AGREE WITH YOU MORE, THANK YOU >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> CORONAVIRUS IS TOPPING 4 MILLION MORE THAN 40% OF ADULTS ARE AT RISK OF SEVERE COMPLICATIONS

STJOSEPH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, CHAIR OF MEDICINE AND PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AT NEW YORK MEDICAL COLLEGE JOINS ME NOW, DOCTOR NAHIDA WHAT IS THE TAKEAWAY FROM THIS NEW CDC REPORT? >> Reporter: I THINK THE CDC REPORT IS VERY ACCURATE, SAVANNAH I THINK THEY ARE STATING WHAT WE ALREADY KNEW FROM OUR EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT AND THAT IS THAT PATIENTS WHO ARE AT RISK WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTION DISEASE, DIABETES, HEART DISEASE LIKE HEART FAILURE HYPERTENSION, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON IN OUR ELDERLY AND OLDER POPULATION ARE AT EXTREME RISK WE SAW THAT WITH OUR NURSING HOMES BOTH IN NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK

UPWARDS OF 80% OF THE PATIENTS IN A PARTICULAR NURSING HOME SUCCUMBS TO THE DISEASE WE KNEW GOING INTO FLORIDA WHERE THE POPULATION IS SOLDER THAN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY WE WOULD SEE AN INCREASE OR UPTICK OF DEATHS THE DEATHS OCCUR IN WHAT WE CALL IN CALL MORBITITY THAT CAN BE ANY VIRUS EVEN THE FLU KILLS PEOPLE WHO HAS CONGESTED HEART FAILURE

>> HAVE THEY USED THIS INFORMATION TO MAKE DECISIONS? >> Reporter: I THINK WHAT THEY SHOULD DO IS LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AS YOUR REPORTER JUST REPORTED TO ALL OF YOUR VIEWERS, PEOPLE AT GREAT RISK, 40% OR SO, NEED TO BE IN THEIR HOMES OR IN THEIR NURSING HOMES WEARING A MASK AND KEEPING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MAKING SURE THEIR HANDS ARE BEING WASHED AND THAT EVERYTHING IS DISINFECTED WHAT I LIKE TO REFER TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING AS IF IT IS RADIOACTIVE AND IF PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE AREA PAY ATTENTION TO THAT THEN YOU KNOW, ANYTHING YOU TOUCH FROM A DOOR HANDLE TO A CAR TO A COFFEE CUP, YOU KNOW, YOU GO TO A RESTAURANT, BE CAREFUL WASH YOUR HANDS, DISINFECT YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER YOUR EXPERIENCE IF YOU DO THAT YOU SHOULD BE FINE

>> AND NOW, SOME HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE POINTING TO THE FACT THAT EARLY REOPENINGS COULD BE THE CULPRIT BEHIND THE SPIKE IN SOME OF THE CORONAVIRUS CASES BUT A RECENT STUDY SAYS, ACTUALLY, I WANT TO ASK YOU THIS BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU JUST SAID, PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO CONTRACT THE DISEASE AT HOME RATHER THAN OUTSIDE OF THEIR HOME I THINK THAT HAS TO BE SHOCKING TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT AND EXPLAIN THAT, PEOPLE SHOULD BE IN THEIR HOMES OR IN THEIR NURSING HOME WEARING A MASK >> YES, WELL, IT IS INTERESTING THIS FACT I THINK IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MORE EXTRAORDINARY FACTS WE KNOW CERTAIN FAMILIES HAVE SUSCEPTIBILITY

WE HAVE A FAMILY HERE IN NEW JERSEY FOR EXAMPLE WHERE TWO PEOPLE SUCCUMBED AND FOUR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WERE ON VENTILATORS AND ALL OF THEM WERE HAVING DINNER IN A FAMILY SITUATION THE GENETICS IS FAIRLY ALIKE SO THAT YOU MIGHT SAY THAT THE DISEASE IS GOING THROUGH A PARTICULAR FAMILY THE CONCERN WE HAVE IS YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN WHO DON'T REALLY READILY PASS THE DISEASE ON BUT IF THEY GO BACK TO SCHOOL THE CONCERN IS THAT THEY WILL BRING THE DISEASE LOAM AND PASS IT TO OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS I AM VERY CONFIDENT IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS AND NOT INDOORS WITH YOUR FAMILY YOU ARE OKAY

IF YOU KNOW YOUR FAMILY AND YOU HAVE BEEN WITH THEM FOR UPWARDS NOW IT IS 10 DAYS INSTEAD OF 14 DAYS WHERE NO ONE IS SYMPTOMATIC YOU ARE OKAY THE THING IS ALL OF US SOCIALIZE WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY DON'T WEAR A MASK AND THEY DON'T KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN I GO TO THE HOSPITAL IT IS MANDATED THAT IN MY OFFICE SUCH AS HERE AND IN THE HOSPITAL WE WEAR MASKS AT ALL-TIMES WHEN WE ARE IN THE, LIKE WHEN WE ARE WITH SOMEONE ELSE LIKE MY SECRETARY OR THE NURSES, WE WEAR MASKS, WE DON'T — IT SEEMS SILLY BUT IT IS KEEPING THEM SAFE AND THEM KEEPING ME SAFE AND THAT IS THE KIND OF WAY WE HAVE TO THINK GOING HOME TO YOUR RELATIVES, YES, YOU COULD GIVE THEM THE INFECTION IF YOU DON'T WEAR YOUR MASK IF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT AND YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE YOU BETTER TRY TO WEAR A MASK AT LEAST UNTIL YOU ARE CONVINCED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN SAFE, WASHED YOUR HANDS AND KEEP YOUR DISTANCE

% DISTANCE , , >> AND THANKS FOR EXPLAINING THAT THAT IS A CONFUSING ONE ANOTHER THING THAT MIGHT SURPRISE PEOPLE THAT A MEMBER OF THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAID TODAY WE MAY SEE A SINGLE TEST FOR THE FLU AND THE CORONAVIRUS, HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THAT? >> THERE IS GOING TO BE A SINGLE TEST I FIND IT UNBELIEVABLE, ACTUALLY, BECAUSE THE INFLUENZA TEST IS BASED LARGELY ON ANTIBODY

THE CORONAVIRUS IS DONE ON A MECHANISM IT IS STREAMLINED AND OUR HOSPITALS IN THE NORTHEAST WE CAN GET RESULTS WITHIN 3-4 HOURS IN THE HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF THE HOSPITAL TAKES A LITTLE LONGER DOES NOT TAKE 12- 14 DAYS AS IT DOES IN FLORIDA THE PROBLEM THERE THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF REAGENTS, THERE IS AN UPTICK IN THE TESTING AND BELIEVE ME, YOU CAN HAVE REQUESTS, SINGLE LAB CAN HAVE 1,000 TO 2,000 REQUESTS A DAY FOR TESTING

SO, I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING TO COMBINE THE TWO TESTS AND HAVE THE FLU AND THE CORONAVIRUS TEST UNLESS THEY PERFECT THE ASPECT OF THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING OR ONE SWAB OR THE SWAB FOR INFLUENZA COULD BE A PCR THAT COULD BE FOR BOTH IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE TO HAVE THEM BOTH IN THE SAME TEST

I GUESS IT IS FEASIBLE S % FEASIBLE , , >> DOCTOR, A LOT OF CONFUSING STUFF FOR A LOT OF US THANK YOU FOR BREAKING IT DOWN >> THANKS THANKS THIS, SAVANNAH, FOR HAVING ME

>>> WEARING A MASK, WASHING YOUR HANDS, NOT TOUCHING YOUR FACE THEY ARE THE BASICS WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING COVID- 19 MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE URGING YOU TO REMEMBER THEM NOW MORE THAN EVER A NURSE SHARES HER STORY FROM THE FRONTLINES THE FRONTLINES

, , BEFORE WE SLOW YOU THAT WE WILL GO TO THE — BEFORE WE SHOW YOU THAT WE ARE GOING TO GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE PRESIDENT BRIEFING >>> TREMENDOUS WEEK [MUSIC] [MUSIC] ,, >>> WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIALLY DISTANCE IN PARTICULAR, A STRONG MESSAGE HAS BEEN SENT OUT TO YOUNG PEOPLE TO STOP GOING TO CROWDED BARS AND OTHER CROWDED PLACES

YESTERDAY WE MADE THE AMAZING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR PLANS TO PROTECT NURSING HOMES, RESIDENTS ARE WORKING REALLY HARD ON THAT AND WORKING REALLY WELL ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND ALSO CONTRACTING WITH PFIZER WE MADE A BIG, BIG BEAUTIFUL CONTRACT WITH PFIZER WE THINK THEY ARE CLOSE WE HAVE A LOT OF COMPANIES THAT ARE CLOSE TO PRODUCE A VACCINE I WANTED TO COME OUT AGAIN TODAY TO SHARE SOME ADDITIONAL NEWS WITH YOU

THIS AFTERNOON MY POLITICAL TEAM CAME TO ME AND LAID OUT OUR PLANS FOR THE CONVENTION IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA IT IS A PLACE I LOVE I LOVE THAT STATE THE DRAWINGS LOOK BEAUTIFUL I NEVER THOUGHT WE COULD HAVE SOMETHING LOOK SO GOOD SO FAST WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON

AND EVERYTHING WAS GOING WELL TREMENDOUS LIST OF SPEAKERS, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WANTING TO BE THERE I MEAN IN SOME CASES DESPERATELY BE THERE THEY WANTED TO ATTEND PEOPLE MAKING TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THEY WANTED TO BE THERE

THE SIGNS, THE EXCITEMENT, WE ARE REALLY, REALLY TOP OF THE LINE I LOOKED AT MY TEAM AND I SAID, THE TIMING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOT RIGHT JUST NOT RIGHT WITH WHAT HAS HAPPENED RECENTLY THE FLAIR UP IN FLORIDA TO HAVE A BIG CONVENTION IT IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME IT IS REALLY SOMETHING, FOR ME, I HAVE TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

THAT IS WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS DONE THAT IS WHAT I AM ABOUT THEY SAID SIR WE CAN MAKE IT WORK EASILY WE HAVE GREAT ENTHUSIASM, INCREDIBLE ENTHUSIASM EVEN THE POLLS THEY IT IS THE MOST ENTHUSIASM WE HAVE SEEN

WE CAN DO IT SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY I SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE PARENT IN OUR COUNTRY THAN KEEPING OUR PEOPLE SAFE IF IT IS FROM THE CHINA VIRUS OR THE RADICAL LEFT MOB THAT YOU SEE IN PORTLAND WHERE I WANT TO THANK HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR DOING A FANTASTIC JOB OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS THEY WENT IN PEOPLE WERE OUT OF CONTROL FOR 51 DAYS, LONG TIME

AND HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH US WENT IN AND THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN PROTECTING OUR PROPERTY, FEDERAL COURTHOUSE AND OTHER PROPERTY, MOST IMPORTANTLY PROTECTING OUR PEOPLE THE SENSELESS VIOLENCE YOU SEE IN CHICAGO OR NEW YORK OR DETROIT, A LOT OF OTHER CITIES WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SHOT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE KILLED AND PEOPLE ELECTED ME TO PROTECT IT IS TIME TO CANCEL THE JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA PART OF THE CONVENTION, IT WILL START IN NORTH CAROLINA ON MONDAY ALWAYS AS PLANNED

THAT IS REMAINING AS IT IS THE DELEGATES ARE GOING TO GET TOGETHER THAT IS WHERE THEY DO THEIR NOMINATION THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH CAROLINA AND THEY WILL BE DOING THE NOMINATION AND WE ARE GOING TO DO OTHER THINGS WITH TELERALLIES AND THE WEEK WE WILL BE DISCUSSING

IT WILL BE GOOD I THINK WE WILL DO IT WELL I WILL STILL DO A CONVENTION SPEECH IN A DIFFERENT FORM WE WILL NOT DO A BIG CROWDED CONVENTION, JUST NOT THE RIGHT TIME FOR THAT I CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA AND EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THIS COUNTRY AND EVEN IN THE WORLD

WHO WOULD BE COMING INTO THE STATE I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING TO UPSET IT THEY WILL BE DOING HAVE WELL, SHORTLY WE WILL PUT SOME MAPS UP OF THE COUNTRY BEHIND ME AND YOU WILL SEE THAT THE AREA THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS A HOT SPOT YOU WILL ALSO SEE A LOT OF THE COUNTRY THAT HAS NO PROBLEM WHAT SO EVER

MOST OF THE COUNTRY, ACTUALLY I AM ALWAYS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU SO THAT, THAT IS THE WAY WE ARE GOING TO DO IT I HAVE SPOKEN TO THE GOVERNOR AND INFORMED OTHER POLITICAL LEADERS I WANT TO THANK THE JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY AND ITS GREAT MAYOR, GREAT GUY, REALLY GREAT GUY THEY WANTED IT SO BADLY

AND ALL OF THE OTHER POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES IN JACKSONVILLE AND IN FLORIDA AND JUST REALLY SPECIAL PEOPLE A REALLY SPECIAL GROUP THEY WERE THERE FOR US 100% >>> TODAY I WANT TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING TO SUPPORT THE SAFE REOPENING OF AMERICA'S SCHOOLS PARENTS AROUND THE WORLD WHO HAVE HAD THEIR CHILDREN HOME FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAVE A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR THE FACT THAT TEACHERS ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS

THAT THEY ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR CHILDREN'S FUTURE OUR GOAL IS TO PROTECT OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FROM THE CHINA VIRUS WHILE ENSURING FAMILIES WITH HIGH RISK FACTORS CAN CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE FROM HOME VERY IMPORTANT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS HAS RELEASED GUIDANCE RECOMMENDING THAT SCHOOLS REOPEN IT SAID QUOTE, LENGTHY TIME AWAY FROM SCHOOL AND ASSOCIATED INTERRUPTION OF SUPPORTIVE SERVICES OFTEN RESULTS IN A SOCIAL ISOLATION, MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR SCHOOLS TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS IMPORTANT LEARNING DEFICITS AS WELL AS CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL ABUSE

SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DEPRESSION AND SUICIDAL, AND IT PUTS CHILDREN IN DANGER BEYOND THE EDUCATION IMPACT AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES THERE HAS BEEN A SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON FOOD INSECURITY FOR CHILDREN AND FOR FAMILIES IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THERE IS A HIGHWAY IT GOES BOTH WAYS

THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION STATED DESPITE THE MOMENTOUS EDUCATION ON- LINE LEARNING HAS NEVER BEEN A REPLACEMENT FOR IN SCHOOL LEARNING BEING IN THE SCHOOL, IN CATCH US IT IS IMPORTANT ONE — ON CAMPUS IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THE AVERAGE STUDENT WILL BEGIN THE SCHOOL YEAR ROUGHLY 35% BEHIND IN READING COMPARED TO THE TYPICAL YEAR AND MORE THAN 50% BEHIND IN MATH THAT IS A BIG STATEMENT

ACCORDING TO McKINSY AND COMPANY, LEARNING LOSS WILL PROBABLY BE GREATEST AMONG LOW INCOME BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS THEY ARE THE ONES HIT THE HARDEST WE DON'T WANT THAT HAPPENING 31 MILLION AMERICAN STUDENTS RELY ON SCHOOLS FOR FREE AND REDUCED MEALS 70% OF THE STUDENTS RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES DO SO THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLS

ACCORDING TO HHS, 1 OUT OF 5 REPORTS ALLEGEDLY HAVING TO DO WITH CHILD ABUSE THEY HAVE NEGLECT AND NEGLECTED CASES THEY ARE SUBMITTED BY EDUCATION PERSONNEL SO, PEOPLE IN THE EDUCATION WORLD, ON THE PREMISES WILL BE THE ONES THAT REPORT NEGLECT AND OTHER PROBLEMS WHEN THEY SEE THE CHILDREN THEY KNOW IF THEY HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED THEY KNOW IF THEY HAVE BEEN HURT OR HARMED IN ANY WAY

IF IT IS AT HOME OR SOME PLACE ELSE YOU DON'T GET TO SEE THAT IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SCHOOL THE DATA SHOWS THE CHILDREN ARE LOWER RISK FROM THE CHINA VIRUS, SUBSTANTIALLY WHEN CHILDREN DO CONTACT THE VIRUS THEY OFTEN HAVE ONLY VERY MILD SYMPTOMS OR NONE AT ALL MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS ARE EXCEEDINGLY RARE

THOSE THAT DO FACE COMPLICATIONS OFTEN HAVE UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS 99% OF ALL CHINA VIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE ADULTS AND 9996% OF ALL FATALITIES ARE ADULTS THAT MEANS CHILDREN ARE A TINY PERCENTAGE, LESS THAN 1% AND EVEN A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF 1% IN A TYPICAL YEAR THE FLU RESULTS IN MORE DEATHS OF THOSE UNDER 18 IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAVE BEEN LOST THUS FAR TO THE CORONAVIRUS

MANY DIFFERENT NAMES, MANY, MANY DIFFERENT NAMES THE LIFE OF EVERY CHILD IS SACRED AND MUST BE PROTECTED OUR SOUL FOCUS IS THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN I HAVE A VERY SPECIAL PERSON WHO LOVES CHILDREN WHO, I THINK ONE OF THE GREATEST ATHLETES OF ALL- TIME, A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THE GREAT PITCHER, KNOWN AS A RELIEF PITCHER COULD HAVE BEEN ANYTHING

HE IS THE GREATEST RELIEVER BY TIME, MORE SAVES THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN FACT HE GOT THE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM RECENTLY AND HE I AM READING OFF THE STATS I KNEW HE WAS THE BEST, KNEW HE WAS GREAT BUT I DID NOT KNOW IT WAS ALMOST DOUBLE ANYONE ELSE A MAN THAT LOVES CHILDREN, HAS CHILDREN, LOVES CHILDREN, WORKS HARD WITH CHILDREN, IF THEY GO OUTSIDE TO BE WITH LITTLE LEAGUERS, MARIANO RIVIERA, HE IS THE SANDMAN MY WIFE SAID, DARLING WHY DO THEY CALL HIM THE SANDMAN? >> THEY PLAY THE SONG, HE JUST PUTS THE BATTERS TO SLEEP THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS

SO, HAVING HIM HERE IT IS A GREAT HONOR THANK YOU VERY MUCH, TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS AND NOBODY HAS DONE MORE THAN YOU HAVE DONE FANTASTIC MAN GIVEN THESE CONSIDERATIONS WE BELIEVE MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN NOW REOPEN SAFELY PROVIDED THEY IMPLEMENT SAFETY MEASURES AND HEALTH PROTOCOLS TO PROTECT FAMILIES AND TEACHERS AND TO PROTECT STUDENTS WE DO HAVE TO PROTECT THE TEACHERS AND THE FAMILIES, ALSO

WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT ALL FAMILIES SHOULD BE EMPOWERED TO MAKE THE DECISION THAT IS RIGHT FOR THEIR OWN CIRCUMSTANCE THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IF A CHILD HAS UNDER LINING HEALTH CONDITIONS OR LIVES WITH A PARENT OR GRANDPARENT THAT IS HIGHER RISK IN CITIES AND STATES THAT ARE CURRENT HOT SPOTS AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IN THE MAP BEHIND ME DISTRICTS MAY NEED TO DELAY REOPENING FOR A FEW WEEKS

IF THAT IS POSSIBLE IT WILL BE UP TO GOVERNORS THE DECISION SHOULD BE MADE BASED ON THE DATA AND THE FACTS ON THE GROUND IN EACH COMMUNITY EVERY DISTRICT SHOULD BE ACTIVELY MAKING PREPARATIONS TO OPEN AGAIN, THE CHILDREN OBVIOUSLY HAVE A VERY STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM

MAYBE EVEN AS STRONG AS YOURS THEY SEEM TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT IT OFF AND NOT HAVE A PROBLEM IT IS PRETTY A PHRAEUZING, ACTUALLY GREAT, GREAT CREDIT OUR STRATEGY TO SAFELY REOPEN SCHOOLS MIRRORS OUR APPROACH NATIONWIDE AS WE RACE TOWARDS THE VACCINE

THE RESPONSIBLE PATH IS SHELTER THOSE AT HIGHEST RISK WHILE ALLOWING THOSE AT LOWER RISK, MUCH LOWER IN THE CASE OF YOUNG CHILDREN, TO RESUME WORK AND SCHOOL AND AS LONG AS EVERYONE PRACTICES VIGILANT HYGIENE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING A PERMANENT SHUTDOWN WAS NEVER THE STRATEGY THAT WOULD LEAD TO GREATER MORTALITY AND IRREVERSIBLE HARM WE DON'T WANT TO DO THAT AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE TO GET OUR ECONOMY GOING WE HAD TREMENDOUS NUMBERS ISSUED YESTERDAY

HOUSING PRICES, PRICING OF HOUSING UP 21% HIGHEST IN HISTORY THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN HISTORY REAL ESTATE HOUSING WENT UP 21%

TODAY, THE CDC WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FOR HOW SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN SAFELY I HOPE THAT LOCAL LEADERS PUT THE FULL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR STUDENTS FIRST AND MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND NOT MAKE POLITICAL DECISIONS IT IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS T IS ABOUT SOMETHING, VERY, VERY IMPORTANT, NOT ABOUT POLITICS I EVEN THINK IT IS BAD POLITICS IF YOU DO THE WRONG DECISION WE ARE ASKING CONGRESS TO PROVIDE $105 BILLION TO SCHOOLS AS PART OF THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL

THIS FUNDING WILL SUPPORT MITIGATION MEASURES SUCH AS SMALLER KHRATSZ SIZES, MORE TEACHERS AND TEACHER AIDS REPURPOSEING SPACES TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CRUCIALLY MASK WEARING THIS MONEY IS IN ADDITION TO THE $30 BILLION WE SECURED FOR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT MONEY WE HAVE IS DISTRIBUTED AND SOME IS NOT IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN, THE FUNDING SHOULD GO TO PARENTS TO SEND THEIR CHILD TO PUBLIC, PRIVATE CHARTER, RELIGIOUS OR HOMESCHOOL OF THEIR CHOICE

THE KEYWORD, CHOICE IF THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED THE MONEY SHOULD FOLLOW THE STUDENT SO THE PARENTS AND FAMILIES ARE IN CONTROL OF THEIR OWN DECISIONS I WOULD LIKE THE MONEY TO GO TO THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENT THIS WAY THEY CAN MAKE THE DECISION THAT IS BEST FOR THEM WE CAN NOT STOP 50 MILLION CHILDREN FROM GOING TO SCHOOL HARMING THEIR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS IS CRITICAL TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS CAN GO TO WORK AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES THE COUNSEL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORIES ESTIMATE 56 MILLION PARENTS WILL BE UNABLE TO RETURN TO WORK IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN THIS YEAR IT IS A TREMENDOUS PROBLEM TREMENDOUS PROBLEM

SCHOOLS HAVE TO OPEN SAFELY, THEY HAVE TO OPEN MORE THAN A DOZEN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES WELL AS SOUTH KOREA AND TIAWAN AND OTHERS HAVE REOPENED SCHOOLS AND CASES HAVE NOT RISEN WE CAN ACHIEVE THE SAME GOAL IF WE UNITE TOGETHER, FOLLOW THE BEST MEDICAL PRACTICES AND APPLY COMMON SENSE WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT STATES AND CITIES IN THE CURRENT HOT SPOTS AND THE SOUTH, SOUTHWEST AND WEST THE GOVERNORS I KNOW THEM ALL, THEY ARE ALL VERY, VERY CAPABLE

THEY ARE DOING A GOOD JOB THEY ARE WORKING SO HARD, YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE IT 30,000 EMPLOYED IN THE STATES THAT NEED ASSISTANCE THEY ARE HELPING WITH DOCTORS, NURSES, MEDICAL PERSONNEL OF ALL KINDS AS A PPE UPDATE WE ARE IN CLOSE COMMUNICATION WITH GOVERNORS AND STATES

WE HAVE SUPPLIES, EVERYTHING THEY CAN POSSIBLY NEED WE ARE VERY STRONG ON SUPPLIES, YOU REMEMBER I USED TO SAY THE CUBBARDS ARE BEAR NOW THEY ARE OPPOSITE TO INCREASE THE STOCKPILE AND THE STATE STOCKPILES MOST IMPORTANTLY THEY HAVE VENTILATORS BECAUSE THE VENTILATORS ARE VERY, VERY HARD TO COME BY AT LEAST IN THE PAST NOW WE ARE MAKING THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS A PHROPBT AND SUPPLYING THEM IN MANY CASES TO OTHER COUNTRIES

FOR STATES THAT ARE MAKING REQUESTS WE ARE RAPIDLY DELIVERING IN THE LAST 24 HOURS FEMA HAS DEPLOYED MORE THAN 15 MILLION MASKS UPON REQUEST 17 MILLION GOWNS, AND 600,000 — LET ME CHANGE THAT, WE CREATED 600,000 DIFFERENT SUPPLIES WE HAVE 600 VENTILATORS TO ARIZONA, NORTH CAROLINA, PENNSYLVANIA, COLORADO, IDAHO, AND WASHINGTON

I THINK THE NUMBER IS 600, WE WILL CHECK THAT AND WE WILL GIVE IT TO YOU IN A LITTLE WHILE WE HAVE GOT A STOCKPILE OF THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS I THINK WE SAID THAT ABOUT 600 JUST RECENTLY THE UNITED STATES IS NOW CONDUCTED MORE THAN 51 MILLION TESTS THAT IS MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD BY FAR

ROUGHLY HALF OF THE TESTS ARE EITHER THE RAPID POINT OF CARE TEST THAT FRANKLY SOLVED A LOT OF PROBLEM IN DELAY 5-15 MINUTES INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR SERVICE BOTH WAYS IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AND THEN AT THE LAB BUT ROUGHLY HALF OF THEM NOW, THAT IS A TREMENDOUS INCREASE ARE 5- 15 MINUTE TESTS, TESTS DONE IN A HOSPITAL WHERE YOU GET THE RESULTS BACK IN LESS THAN A DAY SOME CASES IMMEDIATELY WE ARE CONTINUING TO SURGE TESTING TO CURRENT HOT SPOTS SUCH AS MIAMI AND PHOENIX TO DETECT THOSE WITH THE VIRUS AND TAKE STEPS TO STOP FROM SPREADING IT FURTHER

THERE IS A COPY OF THE MAP AND THIS IS, WE HAVE IT BEHIND ME THAT IS REALLY VERY MUCH INDICATING WHERE THE PROBLEMS ARE YOU SEE FROM THAT IT IS IN GREAT SHAPE LOTS OF IT THE NORTHEAST HAS BECOME VERY CLEAN

THE COUNTRY IS IN GOOD SHAPE OTHER THAN IF YOU LOOK SOUTH AND WEST SOME PROBLEMS IT WILL ALL WORK OUT ON THERAPIES WE WORKED WITH FLORIDA TO ENSURE THAT OVER 40, 000 VILES ARE COMING THEY WILL HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT

AND WE SHIP TODAY TO ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS OVER THE PAST 2 WEEKS ARIZONA IS DOING WELL, HEADING DOWN VERY QUICKLY THE GOVERNOR HAS GONE A GREAT JOB THEY ALL HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB

WORKING HARD WE ASK ALL- AMERICANS TO WEAR A MASK, PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET RID OF THIS DISEASE THAT WAS SENT TO US BY CHINA SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SENT THEY SHOULD OF STOPPED IT, THEY DIDN'T AND THE ENTIRE WORLD HAS GOTTEN INFECTED AND A LOT OF COUNTRIES ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT THIS MORNING I SPOKE TO PRESIDENT PUTIN AND THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME IN MOSCOW IN PARTICULAR

I SPOKE TO THE CROWN PRINCE OF SAUDI ARABIA THEY ARE DOING WELL BUT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT EVERYBODY IS GOING THROUGH A LOT I SPOKE TO THE HEADS OF FOUR DIFFERENT COUNTRIES YESTERDAY ALL FOUR GOING THROUGH A LOT GOING THROUGH A HARD TIME

IT HAVE BEEN STOPPED, COULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED QUICKLY AND EASILY FOR SOME REASON IT WASN'T WE WILL FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT REASON WAS WITH THAT IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE >>> ON THE CONVENTION WERE YOU JUST CONVINCED YOU COULD NOT KEEP PEOPLE SAFE? >> I JUST FELT IT WAS WRONG HAVING PEOPLE GOING TO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A HOT SPOT WHEN WE CHOSE IT, IT WAS NOT AT ALL HOT

IT WAS FREE THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT HAPPENED QUICKLY IT HAPPENS QUICKLY AND GOES AWAY QUICKLY THE KEY IS WE WANT IT TO GO AWAY WITHOUT A LOT OF DEATH, WITHOUT A LOT OF PROBLEMS WE ARE LEARNING SO MUCH ABOUT THE DISEASE

THAT IS WHY WE ARE VERY AWARE OF NURSING HOMES, WATCHING THEM VERY CAREFULLY AND PEOPLE OVER A CERTAIN AGE AND ESPECIALLY PEOPLE OVER AN AGE WITH DIABETES OR HEART DISEASE IN PARTICULAR BUT WITH A PROBLEM SO, WE DID NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY CHANCES WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE WE HAVE THE DELEGATES THAT WANT TO BE THERE

WE WILL DO A REASONABLY QUICK MEETING IN NORTH CAROLINA, THE NOMINATION WILL BE PRODUCED AND THEN WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHAT WE ARE DOING, HOW WE ARE DOING IT, IF IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS DONE ON-LINE, I GUESS YOU CAN CALL IT, ON- LINE SO, IT CAN BE NOTHING LIKE OUR LAST CONVENTION UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS A GREAT CONVENTION A GREAT PLACE AS YOU KNOW WE HAD A GREAT TIME

GREAT TIME IN CLEVELAND BUT, IT IS A DIFFERENT WORLD AND IT WILL BE FOR A LITTLE WHILE WE WANT TO GET THE WORLD BACK TO WHAT IT WAS AND I THINK WE WILL HAVE THAT INCLUDING GREAT JOB NUMBERS, INCLUDING SO MANY THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING SO POSITIVE

I HAVE TO SAY THE STOCK MARKET IS CLOSE TO RECORDS FOR NASDAQ AND IT IS A RECORD IT ALREADY EXCEEDED ITS HIGHEST NUMBERS BUT WE WANT TO GET OUR COUNTRY BACK TO WHAT IT WAS >>> WILL YOUR SPEECH BE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE? >> WE HAVE NOT TALK ABOUT THAT YET WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB

BUILT THE GREATEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD NOBODY CLOSE NOT CHINA, NOT ANYBODY WE HAD TO CLOSE IT WE SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES AND WE OPENED IT

BEST NUMBERS IN HISTORY FOR AFRICAN- AMERICANS, HISPANIC AMERICANS, ASIAN AMERICANS EVERY GROUP YOU WANT TO NAME YOUNG PEOPLE WITHOUT A DIPLOMA, YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, WITH A COLLEGE DIPLOMA, ANYTHING YOU WANT TO NAME WE HAD THE BEST NUMBERS WOMEN DOING INCREDIBLY NEVER BEEN A TIME LIKE THAT

AND WE HAD TO TURN IT OFF BECAUSE OF WHAT CHINA DID WE HAD TO TURN IT OFF NOW WE TURN IT BACK ON AND WE ARE DOING WELL IT WAS — VERY BAD CHINA, SPEAKING ABOUT CHINA, THE TRADE DEAL MEANS LESS TO ME NOW

THEY ARE SETTING RECORDS, YESTERDAY WAS A RECORD DAY THEY PURCHASED MORE CORN THAN EVER, IT JUST MEANS MUCH TO ME, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT? >> WHAT IF THERE WAS ONE THING THAT CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT THE CONVENTION AND DID FLORIDA OFFICIALS ASK YOU TO CANCEL IT >> I WOULD JUST SAY SAFETY JUST — I COULD SEE THE MEDIA SAYING T IS SAFETY, NOT BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA BUT THAT IS WHAT THEY WILL SAY WE WILL HAVE SOMETHING NICE

IT WILL BE ON- LINE, MAYBE IT WILL BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, WE HAVE TIME WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE END OF AUGUST I THINK IT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WILL BE EXCITING BUT IT CAN BE NOTHING LIKE HAVING 25,000 PEOPLE WE HAD A TREMENDOUS THING PLANNED

TREMENDOUS CONVENTION PLANNED IN NORTH CAROLINA AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD BUT A SMALLER VERSION IN FLORIDA BUT THEN WE SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING PRETTY QUICKLY WE SAW THAT THE VIRUS WAS COMING UP THE COAST >> [REPORTING ASKING QUESTION ] >> I THINK IT WILL COME AND GO

IT WILL, TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THESE LOCATIONS WHERE HEAVILY INFECTED TO A POINT WHERE DEBORAH AND I WERE TALKING WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND OTHER PLACES AND NOW YOU ARE LOOKING IT IS GONE I HOPE IT STAYS GONE I THINK IT WILL WE HAD TO BE — WE HAVE TO BE VIGILANT AND CAREFUL AND SET AN EXAMPLE

I THINK SETTING THE EXAMPLE IS VERY IMPORTANT IT IS HARD FOR US TO SAY WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE PACKED IN A ROOM AND OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD NOT DO IT DON'T FORGET WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SCHOOLS AND WE WANT THEM TO BE VIGILANT AND WE ARE SAYING OPEN AND WE ARE SAYING HERE YOU HAVE A BIG ROOM BUT IF YOU NOTICE I SAID BARS ARE CROWDED AND OTHER THINGS ARE CROWDED THERE IS NOTHING MORE CROWDED THAN A CONVENTION

YOU HAVE SEEN THEM AND EVEN THOUGH YOU TRY TO KEEP PEOPLE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER IT IS NOT THAT KIND OF A THING THEY PROBABLY CAN'T DO THAT IT DOES NOT WORK FOR THEM IT IS HARD

I THINK WE ARE SETTING AN EXAMPLE BY DOING IT IS VERY IMPORTANT >>> MR PRESIDENT IF WE CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOLS IF SCHOOL WANTS TO REOPEN BUT CONCERNED ABOUT TESTING, WOULD YOU CONSIDER DIRECTING SOME OF THAT MONEY TOWARDS TESTING FOR EITHER A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS? IF THAT IS WHAT IT TOOK TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS? >> I THINK SO A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL DIFFERENTLY ABOUT IT WHEN WE HAVE 50 MILLION TESTS PLUS

WE BROKE THE 50 MILLION TEST MARK SECOND IN THE WORLD WAS INDIA THAT HAS 14 BILLION PEOPLE AND THEY HAD 12 MILLION TESTS AND OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE BIG HAD 2 MILLION TESTS AND SOME COUNTRIES ONLY TESTED IF YOU ARE SICK AND WALK INTO A HOSPITAL OR WALK INTO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR YOU LITERALLY ARE REALLY SICK

THEY ESSENTIALLY DO NOT DO TESTS UNLESS YOU YOU ARE SICK I UNDERSTAND THAT, TOO IF THEY FEEL THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT THAT WOULD BE FINE >> YOU WOULD ENCOURAGE MY WOULD IF THEY WANT AGAIN, 50 MILLION TESTS, NOBODY EVEN CLOSE IN THE WHOLE WORLD

LOOK AT OUR MORTALITY RATE AND DEATH RATE AND DIFFERENT STATISTICS, DOING WELL ONE DEATH IS TOO MANY THIS NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO HAPPEN, FROM CHINA >> ALSO, MITCH McCONNELL'S OFFICE PUT OUT A STATEMENT ABOUT THE CARES 2 SAYING IT IS TAYLORED FOR THEY — IT IS TAILORD FOR RIGHT NOW BUT NOT A TAX CUT DEMOCRATS ARE NOT BIG INTO THE WORKERS, I GUESS, BASED ON THAT I TOLD THE REPUBLICAN WHO'S HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ON, THIS I TELL YOU, THEY WANT WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY AND HOPEFULLY THE DEMOCRATS ULTIMATELY WILL I THINK A PAYROLL TAX WOULD BE GOOD

YOU WILL NOT GET IT FROM THE DEMOCRATS, WE NEED THEIR VOTES, AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE MAJORITY BUT IT IS NOT ENOUGH, THAT IS WHY WE HAVE AN ELECTION COMING UP SO YOU STILL NEED DEMOCRAT VOTES, WE WILL NOT GET THE DEMOCRAT VOTE ON THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT, GOOD FOR THE WORKERS IF WE DON'T GET THEIR VOTES WE WILL HAVE TO GO ON TO THE NEXT THING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN GOOD MAYBE SOMETHING HAPPENS >>> YES, PLEASE

>> YOU TALKED ABOUT SETTING AN EXAMPLE BY JACKSONVILLE, SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKEAWAY FROM IT THAT YOU ARE PUSHING TOO FAST, IT SEEMED LIKE THE NUMBERS WERE GOING TO GO UP, IT COMES UP AT A TIME FOR THE SCHOOLS TO REOPEN, THE OPENING OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON ISN'T IT PUSHING IT? >> BASEBALL IS AN EXAMPLE WE WERE DISCUSSING IT A LITTLE WHILE AGO YOU WILL BE AT AN EMPTY STADIUM A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE FROM THE YANKEES ASKED ME TO THROW OUT THE FIRST PITCH AND I AM DO THAT AUGUST 15th, I THINK AT YANKEES STADIUM

HOW IS THE CROWD GOING TO BE? IT WILL BE INTERESTING THERE WILL NOT BE A CROWD IT WILL BE INTERESTING I THINK IT WILL BE JUST AS GOOD WITHOUT THE CROWD YOU WERE JUST BORN WITH IT SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN WITH IT

I DON'T KNOW THIS IS ONLY FOR THE BASEBALL PLAYERS I NEVER SEEN A PITCHER THROW A BALL WHERE SO MANY BATS WERE BROKEN AS HIM ALL-TIME RECORD HOW DO YOU DO THAT? HE SAID PARENTS, GREAT PARENTS WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT

GREAT PARENTS IT IS CALLED PARENTS BUT — >> I JUST TO FINISH I THINK — I THINK THAT WE ALL HAVE TO SET EXAMPLES I THINK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS SETTING AN EXAMPLE BY PLAYING TO EMPTY STADIUMS AND SO ARE OTHER SPORTS YOU SEE THAT AND THEN THEY WILL ALLOW A CERTAIN NUMBER IN

I SEE GOLF IS NOW ALLOWING PEOPLE TO COME IN PERCENTAGES ALL OF A SUDDEN WE WANT TO GET BACK TO NORMAL THE KEY IS TO GET BACK TO NORMAL NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THIS I THINK IT IS GOOD THAT BASEBALL IS OPENING AND IT LOOKS LIKE FOOTBALL IS OPENING, IT LOOKS LIKE SPORTS ARE OPENING

WE HAVE — IT IS A TREMENDOUS THING FOR OUR COUNTRY PSYCHOLOGICALLY FOR OUR COUNTRY WE ARE ALL — WE ARE GOING TO SEE RIGHT NOW SOME BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LITTLE LEAGUERS OUTSIDE WITH A GREAT FUTURE AHEAD OF THEM THEY ARE ALREADY PRACTICING ON THE FRONT LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND WE ARE GOING TO GO OUT AND SAY HELLO TO THEM AND IT WILL BE GREAT OKAY, HOW ABOUT ONE MORE

YES, GO AHEAD >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, IT WAS PROPOSED EARLIER THAT THE WHITE HOUSE ASKING INCLUDE LANGUAGE REGARDING THE FBI BUILDING IN WASHINGTON, DC IS THAT TRUE? >> I DON'T KNOW IF THEY ARE PUTTING IT IN THIS BILL I KNOW THEY WANT A NEW FBI BUILDING

THIS ONE IS VERY OLD IT IS REALLY — IT WAS NEVER BUILT TO A HIGH STANDARD AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD A LOT OF DANGER INVOLVED AND PANELS FALLING OFF THE OUTSIDE AND PIECES OF CONCRETE FALLING OFF OF THE BUILDING THEY WANT TO BUILD IT AT THE SITE THAT THEY HAVE IT THEY HAD OPTIONS, VERY FAR AWAY FROM WASHINGTON, AND I SAID TO THEM, FRANKLY, YOU HAVE TO BE NEAR THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

NOTHING BETTER THAN THAT THE SITE THEY HAVE NOW IS BETTER THEY WERE LOOKING IN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA AND DIFFERENT PLACES THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN TOO FAR AWAY SO I HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING THEM TO BUILD IT

IF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A CHOICE, RENOVATE THE EXISTING BUILDING, NOT A GOOD BUILDING, OR YOU CAN TAKE IT DOWN AND BUILD A GREAT BUILDING FOR THE FBI FOR 100 YEARS AND HAVE IT BE INCREDIBLE, EVEN WITH TRACKS ON TOP, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHERE YOU HAVE FBI PEOPLE LIKE TO WORKOUT A LOT YOU COULD LITERATELY HAVE A QUARTER MILE TRACKS ON TOP A VERY BIG SITE, WIDE SITE THE BEST IDEA WOULD BE TO BUILD A NEW BUILDING THERE AND YOU CAN HAVE IT FOR A LONG TIME RENOVATION CAN NOT BE BETTER THAN A NEW BUILDING

THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT IT IF THEY PUT IT IN THIS BILL OR SOME PLACE ELSE BUT THEY NEED IT AND WE WILL GET IT DONE THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU >> MR PRESIDENT, MR

PRESIDENT >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE GOT BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 PM EASTERN

>>> 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 THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT THEM TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY THIS IS NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> THERE 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? >> YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE OF THE STORY

>> WHAT IS A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC

>>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER MOM AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KID >>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS, IT IS OKAY IF YOU NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT NOT FEEL LESS THAN, THAT IS MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT IT 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 >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 PM EASTERN

A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT >> THEY SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THEY ARE BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES

>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW TELL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IT IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE [MUSIC] >>> THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>>> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> HELLO EVERYONE YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW AND LET'S GO TO OUR CORRESPONDENT FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWS

COM HOW ARE YOU? >> HAPPY THURSDAY FIRST UP A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS ORDERED THE RELEASE OF MICHAEL COHEN HE WILL LEAVE PRISON AND RETURN TO HOME CONFINEMENT HE WAS SERVING A THREE-YEAR SENTENCE IN A FIDDLE PENITENTIARY

HE WAS RELEASED TO HOME CONFINEMENT WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS CAME THROUGH IN MAY HE SAID A BOOK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP WOULD BE PUBLISHED IN THE FALL HE WAS SENT BACK TO PRISON WITH OFFICIALS SAYING HE REFUSED THE CONDITIONS OF HIS HOME CONFINEMENT WHICH INCLUDED A BAN ON PUBLIC SPEAKING HIS LAWYER SAID IT VIOLATED HIS FREEDOM OF PUBLIC SPEECH AND A JUDGE CALLED IT RETALIATION AND HE WILL BE RELEASED ON FRIDAY AT 2:00 PM

>>> THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COVID- 19 CASES IN THE US HAS SURPASSED 4 MILLION TODAY IN FLORIDA THEY SAW ANOTHER GRIM RECORD WITH 173 REPORTED DEATHS IN ONE DAY THAT IS THE LARGEST INCREASE SO FAR

HERE IS WHAT FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR HAD TO SAY TODAY >> OBVIOUSLY WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ZERO DEATHS IF WE COULD DO THAT THAT'S WHAT WE WANT, AS FEW AS WE CAN THAT'S WHY WE DO SO MUCH IN THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WE KNOW IF THERE IS AN OUTBREAK THERE MORTALITY IS INCREDIBLY HIGH

IT IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE >>> AND PORTLAND FEDERAL AGENTS TEARGAS THE CDs MAYOR DURING PROTESTS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT TENSIONS BETWEEN FEDERAL AGENTS AND DEMONSTRATORS HAS BEEN GROWING HE HAS COME UNDER CRITICISM FOR NOT DOING ENOUGH TO REIN IN THE USE OF TEARGAS BY LOCAL POLICE EVEN BEFORE THERE WAS A FEDERAL PRESENCE HERE IS WHAT HE SAID TO A PORTLAND MERCURY REPORTER WHEN ASKED ABOUT WHETHER TEARGAS SHOULD BE USED

>> THIS IS NOT A GOOD OPTION >>> WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM HAS ANNOUNCED THEY WILL SIMPLY BE CALLED THE WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM UNTIL THEY COME UP WITH THE NEW NAME FOR THE FRANCHISE ANNOUNCED EARLIER THIS MONTH THAT IT WOULD RETIRE THE FORMER NAME WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS SOME GOOD NEWS FOR TAYLOR SWIFT FANS THE SINGER ANNOUNCED SHE IS RELEASING HER EIGHT STUDIO ALBUM TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT

THE ITEM TOTALED FOLKLORE IS FULL OF SONGS AND SHE HAS PUT ALL OF HER DREAMS AND FEARS AND MUSINGS INTO THAT I AM HERE FOR THAT, ARE YOU A FAN? >> YES I AM I THINK ABOUT ADEQUATELY QUITE TO EXPRESS MY EXCITEMENT ON CAMERA IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION ON MY FRIENDSHIP TEST ARE YOU A FAN? >> YES, I'VE BECOME A BIGGER FAN OVER THE YEARS I LOVE HER LYRICS

I THINK THEY ARE CREATIVE AND WITTY I KNOW THAT MIGHT BE KIND OF NERDY BUT THE MUSIC IS GOOD TO WE CAN BE FRIENDS BECAUSE WE BOTH LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT >> THAT'S NOT NERDY AT ALL THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST ELOQUENT THINGS I'VE EVER HEARD YOU SAY

JUST GETTING THANK YOU FOR THE HEADLINES I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE A DEBRIEF ABOUT THE NEW ALBUM TOMORROW >> SOUNDS GOOD >>> FLORIDA IS IN CRISIS MODE

THE STATE IS REPORTING ITS HIGHEST DAILY CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL AND AN INCREASE IN CASES SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC THE NEWS COMES AS SCHOOLS PREPARE TO REOPEN NEXT MONTH AND A NEW POLL SHOWS 62% OF FLORIDIANS THINK IT IS NOT SAFE FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS TO REOPEN FOR IN PERSON LEARNING OUR CORRESPONDENT SPOKE TO TEACHERS ABOUT THE CONCERNS >> WE ALWAYS GIVE EVERYTHING, WE SACRIFICE EVERYTHING BUT THIS TIME, IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH >> I KNOW TEACHERS AND FACULTY ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT TO GET BACK IN THE CLASSROOM

THEY KNOW HOW MUCH THEIR STUDENTS DEPEND ON THEIR INSTRUCTION AND TUTELAGE >> A FIGHT AGAINST COVID SHOULD NOT LEAD US TO DEPRIVE OUR KIDS OF THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED >> IF SOME SCHOOLS WERE TO REOPEN PER GOVERNORS ORDERS, WHAT YOU THINK IS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO >> PEOPLE DIE PEOPLE WILL DIE

THE MAIN POINT OF THE LAWSUIT IS TO GET THE GOVERNOR'S ATTENTION BECAUSE HE HAS NOT BEEN LISTENING OTHERWISE TO MAKE SURE SCHOOLS DO NOT OPEN AS BRICK- AND-MORTAR BUILDINGS WE KNOW HOW DANGEROUS IT IS WE KNOW THAT NOT ONLY ARE THE LIVES OF THE STAFF MEMBERS AND FAMILIES AT RISK BUT ALSO THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN THAT WE SERVE >> WE'VE BEEN IGNORED AND UNDERFUNDED ALREADY AND NOW YOU'RE ADDING ALL OF THIS ON TOP OF IT

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