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MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE IMPACTED THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON HEAT ADVISORIES, THEY REALLY EXTEND FROM THE NORTHEAST ALL THE WAY INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

ALSO WATCHING AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE, ININVEST 98-L POTENTIALLY TURNING INTO A TROPICAL STORM BY TOMORROW THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS ANOTHER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO HOUSTON TODAY 98 DEGREES WITH PARTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS WE'RE SEEING 105 FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE IN DALLAS, ALL THE WAY TO SHREVEPORT OKLAHOMA CITY 99 THIS AFTERNOON WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT HEAT CONCERNS COMING UP >> WE LOST >>> UNBELIEVABLE STORY NOW EMERGING FROM THE FLOOD THAT SWEPT THROUGH THE NORTHEAST EARLIER THIS WEEK

ACCORDING TO THE NORTHJERSEYCOM A DOORDASH DRIVER TRIED TO MAKE IT THROUGH DEEP WATER IN PASSAIC HER CAR BEGAN TO FILL WITH WATER SO SHE CLIMBED OUT BUT THE CURRENT PULLED HER INTO A DRAINAGE SYSTEM BELOW THE SYSTEM AND SWEPT HER A MILE AWAY INTO THE RIVER SHE ESCAPED UNHARMED BUT THEY STILL CAN'T FIND HER CAR >> I'M SURE SHE'S OKAY KNOWING WHAT SO COULD HAVE HAPPENED >>> A POLICE CHASE ENDED IN OREGON WHEN A MAN CRASHED A STOLEN CAR INTO A WOMAN ALSO DRIVING A STOLEN CAR OFFICERS TOOK THE MAN INTO CUSTODY AND LEARNED THE BUICK HE COLLIDED WITH HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN THREE WEEKS EARLIER THE FEMALE DRIVER WAS ARRESTED AND FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST RIGHT NOW TO BE CONTINUED IF THESE TWO GOT TOGETHER ALTHOUGH THEY LOOK LIKE THEY'RE GRINNING IN THEIR MUGSHOTS

MAYBE THERE IS A HAPPILY EVER AFTER >>> KANYE WEST IS DONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW HE'S TAKEN OFF HIS MAGA HAT BECAUSE HIS PRESIDENCY "LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG MESS" HE'D CHOOSE A PREACHER FROM WYOMING AS HIS RUNNING MATE HE HAS NOT FILED ANY PAPERWORK WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION AND ALREADY MISSED THE DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT IN SEVERAL STATES >> BETTER GET ON IT

>>> A CLASSIC TV SERIES IS GETTING A REBOOT WITH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE >> ARE YOU GOING TO LUNCH? >> IN A MINUTE I HAVE TO TALK TO COLLINS >> HURRY UP SLOPPY JOES TODAY >> "THE WONDER YEARS" WILL FOCUS ON A BLACK FAMILY SET IN THE TURBULENT LATE 1960s IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

EMPIRE COCREATOR LEE DANIELS IS SPEARHEADING THE PROJECT WITH FRED SAVAGE ON BOARD AS A DIRECTOR AND ALSO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER [ BELL RINGING ] >>> THE PANDEMIC CANNOT SLOW DOWN THE RALLY ON WALL STREET THE NASDAQ SOARED NEARLY 150 POINTS, HITTING A NEW HIGH ON BIG GAINS FROM APPLE AND AMAZON THE DOW AND S&P ALSO FINISHED IN THE GREEN RIGHT NOW FUTURES ARE FLAT AHEAD OF THE WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS DUE OUT LATER THIS MORNING >>> DISTURBING NEWS FROM UNITED AIRLINES JOINING US FROM LONDON WITH WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IS JEWEL IN AIA TATTELBAUM >> THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER FOR INVESTORS TO WATCH IS THE JOBLESS CLAIMS NUMBER DUE OUT LATER ON TODAY ECONOMISTS ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER 138 MILLION PEOPLE TO HAVE FILED FOR CLAIMS LAST WEEK LATELY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT AN ONGOING BASIS STANDS AROUND 20 MILLION

THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT FROM THE RECENT PAST BUT STILL MUCH HIGHER THAN DURING THE GREAT RECESSION SO PRETTY DIRE NUMBERS WHEN IT COMES TO UNEMPLOYMENT AND ON THAT NOTE WE'VE HEARD FROM ONE OF THE AIRLINES UNITED AIRLINES IS SET TO CUT UP TO 36,000 JOBS THE MAIN FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION SAYS THIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED IT'S BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE'VE SEEN BEFORE BY FIVE TIMES SO HUGE NUMBER OF JOB LOSSES COMING >>> IN TODAY'S "QUICK HITS" A NEW BATWOMAN IN GOTHAM JAVICIA LESLIE WILL BECOME THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN AS SHE REPLACES RUBY ROSE >> SHEPARD SMITH WE WELCOME TO THE NBC NEWS FAMILY, JOINING CNBC COVERING BREAKING NEWS AND HOSTING A ONE-HOUR EVENING NEWSCAST STARTING THIS FALL >>> AND WWE'S KEITH LEE HAS MADE HISTORY ENDING THE RECORD-BREAKING NXT TITLE REIGN OF ADAM COLE LEE IS THE SECOND BLACK CHAMPION IN HISTORY >>> WE'RE JOINED WITH A NEW TROPICAL THREAT >> WE HAVE THE TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BREW ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC INTO THE NORTHEAST GOING INTO THE WEEKEND AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE HEAT THAT CONTINUES TO BUILD

IT'S A 90s TAKEOVER TODAY AND TOMORROW >>> ZENDAYA SHOWED US "MALCOLM AND MARIE" STARS ALONG JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON THE MOVIE WILL TACKLE SOME SOCIAL THEMES RELEVANT TO WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW AFTER PRODUCTION WAS PUT ON HOLD IN MARCH SHE REACHED OUT TO THE CREATOR SAM LEAVITTSON TO PITCH THE IDEA OF FILMING A MOVIE IN QUARANTINE HE HAD A DRAFT WRITTEN SIX DAYS LATER >>> JOHNNY DEPP RECOUNTING IN COURT WHAT HE CALLS HIS CHILDISH SENSE OF HUMOR HE'S SUING "THE SUN" FOR DEFAMATION AFTER THEY CALLED HIM A WIFE BEATER DEPP ALLEGES IT WAS HERD ABUSING HIM THE BRITISH TABLOIDS ROUNDING UP ANOTHER DAY OF JAW-DROPPING HEADLINES

JOINING US IS CHAPMAN BELL I'M SURE THERE'S FIERY TESTIMONY OVER THERE >> THAT'S RIGHT, PHILLIP ANOTHER DAY IN COURT AND MORE HEADLINES "THE SUN" HE'S SUING FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER "MARK OF DEPP" ALLEGING HE DID THIS TO HER OTHER HEADLINES "I'LL PUT AMBER'S DOG IN A MICROWAVE" MORE DETAILS IN COURT TODAY ABOUT THEIR VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP, BUT THEY WERE LOOKING MORE INTO HIS DRUG USE AND SOME JOKES HE HAD ALLEGEDLY MADE THE COURT FOCUSING ON DEPP'S DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE, SEEING AN IMAGE OF HIM ALLEGEDLY PASSED OUT ON THE FLOOR HE SAYS HE WAS JUST SLEEPING THE COURT WAS ALSO SHOWN IMAGES OF A TABLE ALLEGEDLY FROM INSIDE HIS HOUSE SHOWING LINES OF COCAINE ON THE TABLE, THEM TRYING TO SAY THAT HE HAS TWO SIDES OF HIM, ONE WHO IS AN ABUSER OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, THUS TURNING INTO WHAT THEY CALL A MONSTER AND ABUSING HER OF COURSE, HE DENIES ANY TIME STRIKING HER ONE TIME THERE WAS ALLEGEDLY HE STRUCK HER ON AN AIRPLANE WHEN HE ACCUSED HER OF HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH JAMES FRANCO HE SAID HE DID NOT DO THIS HE ALSO SAID THEY ALSO SHOWED TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN HIM AND PAUL BETTANY, HE MADE SICK JOKES BUT NONE OF IT WAS ANYTHING INVOLVING HITTING HER

SO WE'LL BE HEARING LOTS MORE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS >> WOW LIKE THREE SEASONS OF THE MOST DRAMATIC SHOW YOU HEARD PACKED INTO TWO DAYS >> THIS IS JUST LIKE 40 SECONDS THERE'S SO MUCH MORE >> CHAPMAN, THANK YOU >>> NOW TO A KANSAS MAN WHO GOT A SPECIAL DELIVERY ON HIS PORCH, A FOUR-FOOT-LONG SNAKE HE FOUND IT BECAUSE THE HEADSET OFF THE DOORBELL'S MOTIO >>> IT'S THE CDC VERSUS THE PRESIDENT OVER GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

AND THE WHITE HOUSE THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT ONE OF THE STARS OF THE HIT TV SHOW "GLEE" IS MISSING AS POLICE SUSPEND THE SEARCH UNTIL FIRST LIGHT >> AND WE HAVE GOT THE JUST-RELEASED TRANSCRIPT FROM THE BODY CAM VIDEO IN THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH HE TOLD OFFICERS I CAN'T BREATHE, 20 TIMES >> PLUS, WE WILL TALK TO THE HERO EX-MARINE, WHO HELPED SAVE A 3-YEAR-OLD AFTER BEING THROWN FROM A THIRD-FLOOR INFERNO "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA WE BEGIN WITH THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC INFECTION RATES ARE RISING, ACROSS THE COUNTRY ONLY A HANDFUL OF STATES IN THE NORTHEAST ARE SEEING THEIR NUMBERS GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN NEW HOTSPOTS, THE CASES ARE SOARING >> ACCORDING TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DATABASE, THE US

JUST SET ANOTHER DAILY RECORD OF NEW CASES, WITH OVER 59,000 IT IS THE FIFTH NATIONAL RECORD SET IN NINE DAYS >> AS THE COUNTRY SCRAMBLES TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AGAIN, MORE LEADERS ARE ORDERING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC NEW MANDATES WERE ISSUED FOR THE CITY OF ATLANTA AND FOR THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW JERSEY >> THE IVY LEAGUE HAS CANCELLED ALL SPORTS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER THEY CAN PRACTICE GIVEN THEY STAY IN SCHOOL GUIDELINES A DECISION ON WHETHER FALL SPORTS CAN BE PLAYED IN THE SPRING WILL BE MADE AT A LATER DATE

>> AUSTRALIA'S SECOND LARGEST CITY HAS BEEN FORCED BACK INTO LOCKDOWN FOR SIX WEEKS MELBOURNE SAW A SPIKE OF NEW CASES, SO ABOUT 5 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO STAY AT HOME, EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS HERE, IN THE US, THERE'S A PUSH TO GET STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL HERE'S NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ESCALATING HIS PUSH FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> LEARNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM OUR SCHOOLS, WE WANT THEM OPEN IN THE FALL

>> EARLIER, COMPLAINING ON TWITTER ABOUT THE CDC'S VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS BLASTING THEM AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE WHILE THEY WANT THEM OPEN, THEY ARE ASKING SCHOOLS TO DO VERY IMPRACTICAL THINGS HOURS LATER, THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THE CDC WILL ISSUE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS NEXT WEEK >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE TO BE A REASON SCHOOLS DON'T REOPEN EVERY AMERICAN KNOWS THAT WE CAN SAFELY REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS >> AMONG THE CDC'S CURRENT RECOMMENDED POLICIES, KEEP DESKS SIX FEET APART, IF FEASIBLE

CLOSE CAFETERIAS AND PLAYGROUNDS, IF POSSIBLE WITH CONFLICTING MESSAGES, THE CDC DIRECTOR TRIED TO PROVIDE CLARITY FOR SCHOOLS >> I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT IT IS NOT THE INTENT OF CDC'S GUIDELINES IS TO BE USED AS A RATIONALE TO KEEP SCHOOLS CLOSED >> THE PRESIDENT IS, ALSO, NOW THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THOSE THAT DON'T OPEN THEIR DOORS, ALTHOUGH MOST SCHOOL BUMGDGETS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS POINTING TO STUDENTS ALREADY BACK IN CLASSROOMS IN EUROPE THE DEMS THINK IT WOULD BE BAD FOR THEM POLITICALLY IF US SCHOOLS OPEN BEFORE THE ELECTION THE CDC SAYING CHANCES OF CHILDREN GETTING SICK OR SPREADING THE VIRUS ARE REMOTE

>> THIS VIRUS DOES NOT CAUSE SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS IN CHILDREN WE REALLY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CYCLE OF THIS >> TEACHERS WARN, AMONG THEIR MEMBERS, THE FEARS ARE REAL >> NOBODY'S GOING TO GO BACK FULL TIME IN THE — IN A SITUATION, WHERE YOU CAN'T PROTECT THEIR HEALTH >> THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS SAYS IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF SCHOOLS NEED TO OPEN, BUT HOW? ARGUING THE RISK OF KEEPING STUDENTS ISOLATED AT HOME IS GREATER THAN SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL

PHILLIP >> THANK YOU >> NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IS JOININGjV■y■HARVARD AND MIT

LEGAL BATTLE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUSHING BACK AGAINST NEW RULES BARRING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM LIVING IN THE COUNTRY, WHILE TAKING ONLINE CLASSES CAROLINE CONNOLLY FROM OUR BOSTON AFFILIATE, WBTS, HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: AS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES PREPARE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER, THEY'RE ALSO NOW READYING FOR A FIGHT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT >> IT WAS REMARKABLY DESTABILIZING >> HARVARD SOPHOMORE DANIEL BLUNT IS ONE OF THOUSANDS AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL PROMPTED BY AN ORDER FROM IMMIGRATION CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT IF THEIR SCHOOL ONLY OFFERS ONLINE COURSES THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19

>> IT LEFT ME IN A POSITION NOT KNOWING WHETHER I SHOULD BE LEAVING TOMORROW WHETHER I SHOULD BE LEAVING NEXT WEEK >> HARVARD, ALONG WITH MIT, FIRED BACK IN A LAWSUIT

ARG ARGUING ICE'S ACTION, THEY WROTE, LEAVES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH NO EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES >> THIS IS THE HEIGHT OF ARBITRARY

>> IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY SUSAN CHURCH SAYS SCHOOLS HAVE A STRONG CASE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, IN MARCH, STUDENTS HERE ON F1 VISAS WERE CONSIDERED EXEMPT FROM RULES THAT TYPICALLY REQUIRED THEY DO SOME COLLEGE COURSES IN PERSON THE CHANGE IN POLICY NOW COMES WITHOUT ANY REASONABLE EXPLANATION, ACCORDING TO CHURCH >> HAS NO BASIS IN REALITY, EXCEPT TO PROMOTE THE ADMINISTRATION'S AGENDA OF MAKING EVERYBODY GO BACK TO WORK, AT GREAT RISK TO THEIR HEALTH >> FOR STUDENTS AT HARVARD AND MI

T, BOTH LARGELY OFFERING ONLINE LEARNING THIS FALL, THE CLASH WITH WASHINGTON HAS MADE RETURNING AN EVEN GREATER CHALLENGE >> IT IS HARD TO RECONCILE THAT WITH A COUNTRY, FROM ONE MINUTE TO THE NEXT, CAN DESTABILIZE AND SORT OF, ESSENTIALLY, INVALIDATE YOUR ABILITY TO BE IN THE COUNTRY >> THANKS TO CAROLINE CONNOLLY FROM OUR BOSTON AFFILIATE FOR THAT REPORT >> NEWLY RELEASED TRANSCRIPTS FROM MINNEAPOLIS POLICE BODY CAMERAS PROVIDE A MORE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH

THEY REVEAL THAT FLOYD TOLD THE OFFICERS RESTRAINING HIM THAT HE COULDN'T BREATHE MORE THAN 20 TIMES BUT ACCORDING TO THE TRANSCRIPTS, DEREK CHAUVIN, THE OFFICER WHO PRESSED HIS KNEE AGAINST FLOYD'S NECK, DISMISSED HIS PLEAS SAYING IT TAKES A HECK OF A LOT OF OXYGEN TO TALK THE TRANSCRIPTS WERE MADE PUBLIC BY ATTORNEYS FOR THOMAS LANE ONE OF THE FOUR FORMER OFFICERS INVOLVED AS PART OF THE REQUEST TO HAVE THE CASE AGAINST HIM DISMISSED >> AFTER A DELAY, NEW YORK CITY IS GEARING UP TO START PAINTING BLACK LIVES MATTER ON FIFTH AVENUE, DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER

CITY SOURCES SAY NEW YORK MAYOR BILL de BLASIO WILL ALSO TAKE PART THE MURAL'S ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT DREW CRITICISM FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO CALLED IT A SYMBOL OF HATE >> THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE, TODAY, ON THE BITTER BATTLE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS JUSTICES WILL DECIDE WHETHER CONGRESS AND THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL RECORDS, WHICH HE HAS FOUGHT, TIRELESSLY, TO KEEP PRIVATE AND ALSO, A BLOW TO OBAMACARE IN A 7-2 DECISION YESTERDAY, THE COURT UPHELD NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES THAT ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO OPT OUT OF PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PREVIOUSLY, RELIGIOUSLY-AFFILIATED EMPLOYERS WERE EXEMPT

NOW, FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES CAN ALSO OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIONS >> A KEY IMPEACHMENT WITNESS IS RETIRING FROM THE ARMY AFTER HIS PROMOTION WAS HELD UP LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN TESTIFIED IN NOVEMBER THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CALL WITH UKRAINE'S LEADER LAST JULY WAS IMPROPER HE WAS OUSTED FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S ACQUITTAL OF BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, AND RETALIATION, LED BY THE PRESIDENT ANOTHER PURPLE HEART RESCIPIENT, DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH, IS VOWING TO BLOCK HUNDREDS OF PROMOTIONS UNTIL THE PENTAGON — QUOTE THE THAT LED TO VINDMAN'S RETIREMENT

>> DEMANDING ANSWERS AND JUSTICE, THEY ARE CALLING ON AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE ALL BODY CAMERA VIDEO OF THE JULY 4th INCIDENT NBC'S DAN SHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST AND JUST A WARNING, THE IMAGES WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE MAY BE DISTURBING >> I AM BROKENHEARTED FOR THE LOSS OF MY SON JAMES >> THE FAMILY OF JAMES GARCIA, DEMANDING ANSWERS, CALLING FOR JUSTICE >> WE ARE, TRAGICALLY, LEFT TO GRIEVE, WITHOUT ANSWERS ABOUT WHY OUR LOVED ONE WERE KILLED >> GARCIA WAS KILLED JULY 4th, BY PHOENIX POLICE THE INCIDENT WAS CAPTURED BY A BYSTANDER

GARCIA, SITTING IN A PARKED CAR IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE SHOTS GARCIA'S FAMILY AND ALLIES WANT TO SEE MORE >> EVERY SINGLE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE, FROM EVERY OFFICER THAT WAS PRESENT ON JULY 4th, INCLUDING THE 9-1-1 CALLS EVERYTHING FROM THE CALL, TO THE DISPATCH, TO THE AFTERMATH >> POLICE SAY THEY RESPONDED TO A 9-1-1 CALLER, WHO CLAIMED HE WAS BEING THREATENED WITH A KNIFE THE CALLER, POLICE SAY, DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE

THEY SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA THEY ASKED GARCIA TO LEAVE HIS CAR, TO SECURE THE SCENE >> THAT'S WHEN MR GARCIA DECIDED THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS ANYMORE AND HE ROLLED HIS WINDOW AND THAT'S WHEN HE ARMED HIMSELF WITH A GUN >> POLICE SAY GARCIA THEN POINTED THE WEAPON AT THE OFFICER POLICE SAY THEY RECOVERED THE GUN, BUT NEVER FOUND A KNIFE INSIDE THE CAR DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB ON OUR THURSDAY WEATHER HEY, JANESSA, GOOD TO SEE YOU THIS MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAD A SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK FOR LAST NIGHT IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, OVER 215 REPORTS OF WIND DAMAGE AND TORNADOS MAKING THEIR WAY ACROSS CENTRAL MINNEAPOLIS THIS AFTERNOON, WE CONTINUE TO SEE THAT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IN MANY SPOTS 16 MILLION PEOPLE, FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS ALL THE WAY INTO THE MIDWEST, DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, ALSO, SOME TORNADOS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

DALLAS HEATING UP THIS AFTERNOON THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE, 105 DEGREES RAIN MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE MIDWEST ALL THE WAY INTO THE MID MIDATLANTIC ALBUQUERQUE, LOTS OF SUNSHINE TODAY WITH HEAT ADVISORIES I >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT AUTHORITIES ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR ACTRESS NIYA RIVERA

OFFICIALS FOUND HER 4-YEAR-OLD ALONE ON A BOAT IN VENTURA COUNTY LATE LAST NIGHT, THEY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE SEARCH FOR RIVERA AND PLAN TO RESUME AT FIRST LIGHT HOURS THEY SAY THE 33-YEAR-OLD "GLEE" STAR RENTED THE BOAT ABOUT 1:00 PM AND HER SON WAS FOUND ALONE THREE HOURS LATER THEY BELIEVE SHE WENT SWIMMING AND NEVER MADE IT BACK HER ACTING CAREER BEGAN AT THE AGE OF 4 SHE'S BEEN A HOST OF TV SHOWS AND MOVIES ALSO, LANDING A BREAKOUT ROLE IN GLEE

>> NOW, TO OUR SERIES INEQUALITY IN AMERICA A NEW STUDY FINDS ISSUES OF SYSTEMIC BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION IN CALIFORNIA IN THE VERY SAME SYSTEM THAT PROMISES TO BE FAIR AND BALANCED HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE IS STRETCHING BEYOND LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND INTO THE COURTROOM WHERE, NATIONWIDE, BLACK PEOPLE ARE CONVICTED AT HIGHER RATES >> THEY'RE PROSECUTED MORE THE THEY'RE ARRESTED MORE

THEY'RE PUNISHED MORE AND VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEM ACTUALLY SIT IN JUDGMENT OF THEM >> BRENDAN WOODS, THE CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER IN OKLAHAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SAYS IT ALL BEGAN WITH BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION >> AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN CAN COUNT THE NUMBER OF BLACK JURORS SHE'S HAD ON ONE HAND >> DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL BUT PREEMPTORY CHALLENGES ALLOW THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO DISMISS POTENTIAL JURORS, WITHOUT ANY CAUSE

WHILE EITHER SIDE HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO STRIKE, WOODS SAYS PROSECUTORS OFTEN DEFEND THEIR STRIKES USING REASONS THAT ONLY APPEAR RACE NEUTRAL >> I HAD A JUROR, AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN, WHO WAS ACTUALLY EXCLUDED BECAUSE SHE WAS WEARING WHAT'S CALLED A PUFFY COAT >> A NEW REVIEW OF APPEALS INVOLVING ISSUES WITH PREEMPTORY STRIKES FIND PROSECUTORS STRIKING BLACK JURORS IN 72% OF THOSE CASES WHILE STRIKING WHITE JURORS IN LESS THAN 1% SOME OF THE REASONS? BECAUSE THEY HAD DREADLOCKS, WERE SLOUCHING, WORE A SHORT SKIRT, AND BLINGED OUT SANDALS VISITED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE INCARCERATED OR HAD NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT >> IF YOU SAY THAT YOU CAN'T BE THERE BECAUSE YOU DISTRUST THE POLICE, YOU ARE THEN GOING TO EXCLUDE 98% OF BLACK PEOPLE FROM JURY SERVICE

>> THE ASSOCIATION OF DEPUTY DAs IN LA CALLS THE STUDY FLAWED WRITING, IN PART, THE CASES EXAMINED CONSTITUTE LESS THAN 1% OF JURY TRIALS CONDUCTED IN THE STATE TO DRAW A CONCLUSION THAT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS PERVASIVE STRETCHES THE DEFINITION OF PERVASIVE >> I'VE, LITERALLY, HAD JURY TRIALS WHERE ONE OF THE JURORS CAME IN AND HAD, YOU KNOW, TATTOOS ACROSS THEIR FOREHEAD THAT SAID, YOU KNOW, F THE POLICE THAT'S NOT A JUROR THAT YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE IS GOING TO LISTEN, OBJECTIVELY, TO THE TESTIMONY OF A POLICE OFFICER >> UC BERKELEY LAW PROFESSOR, ELIZABETH, WHO LED THE STUDY, ALSO, HELPED CRAFT STATE LEGISLATION OPPOSED BY MANY PROSECUTORS AND SOME JUDGES

THAT WOULD MAKE MANY OF THE REASONS USED TO DEFEND JURY STRIKES, INVALID >> THE STATUS QUO PERPETUATES DISCRIMINATION, AND IT IS PAST TIME TO TAKE A BOLD AND DECISIVE STEP TOWARD ENDING IT >> GROWING CALLS T >>> ACTION PARK WAS THE CHAOS SUMMER PARK WITH VERY LITTLE OVERSIGHT, TOO MUCH ALCOHOL, WHISTLES BLOWING, PEOPLE SCREAMING, MOTORS RUNNING IT WAS AN ENERGY >> ACTION PARK WAS DUBBED THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WATER PARK, AFTER MANY CARELESS SUMMERS THERE IN THE '80s AND '90s FROM THEIR HAZARDOUS WAVE POOL, AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED THERE

THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING RESURRECTED IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED CLASS ACTION PARK THAT WILL PREMIERE THIS AUGUST ON HBO MAX >> MAYBE THE BEST PLACE TO BE RIGHT NOW WITH SOME OF THE HEAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING, HERE IS NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, ONCE AGAIN >> HEY, GOOD MORNING DO WHAT EVER YOU CAN TO STAY HYDRATED WE ARE SEEING EXCESSIVE HEAT ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ALL THE WAY INTO THE NORTHEAST AND ALSO, WATCHING A TROPICAL SYSTEM CURRENTLY IN — BUT I DO THINK THIS WILL FADE BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON WE'LL GET THIS 70% CHANCE AND CURRENTLY SITTING OUTSIDE THE CAROLINA COAST, IT WILL MAKE ITS WAY INTO >>> KANYE WEST SAYS THAT HE IS DONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH "FORBES," THE RAPPER SAYS HE'S TAKEN OFF THE MAGA HAT BECAUSE TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY, QUOTE, LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG MESS

KANYE ALSO INSISTED HIS INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL BID IS NOT A STUNT AND HE WOULD CHOOSE A LITTLE-KNOWN PREACHER FROM WYOMING WE SHOULD NOTE WEST HAS NOT FILED ANY PAPERWORK AND ALREADY MISSED THE DEADLINE IN SEVERAL STATES >> JOHNNY DEPP WAS BACK IN COURT THE ACTOR, SUING THE SUN NEWSPAPERS, ACCUSING THEM OF DEFAMATION, AFTER THEY PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE CALLING HIM A WI WIFE BEATER AND THEN, THESE ARE THE HEADLINES THAT YOU SEE RIGHT THERE

ANOTHER SCATHING DAY WHEN IT COMES TO THESE — DEPP ALLEGES IT WAS ACTUALLY HEARD, WHO WAS ABUSING HIM AND THEN, YOU SEE THOSE HEADLINES RIGHT THERE JUST FOR DAY TWO >> NOT THE LAST WE ARE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT MUSIC GROUP LADY A, DROPPED ANTEBELLUM TO THEIR ORIGINAL NAME BECAUSE OF TIES TO SLAVERY

>> I HOPE THAT THEY WILL REACH OUT, EVENTUALLY, AND OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKE BECAUSE I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT IT'S AN HONEST MISTAKE AND WILL RECTIFY IT AND GIVE ME MY NAME BACK BECAUSE THEY JUST — EVERYTHING IS NO >>> THE PANDEMIC CAN'T SLOW DOWN THE RALLY ON WALL STREET THE NASDAQ SOARED NEARLY 150 POINTS, HITTING A NEW HIGH ON BIG GAINS FROM TECH TITANS LIKE APPLE AND AMAZON THE DOW AND S&P ALSO FINISHED IN THE GREEN JOBLESS CLAIMS DUE OUT LATER THIS MORNING EXPECTED TO SHOW ANOTHER 14 MILLION WORKERS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT >> UNITED AIRLINES SENT WARNINGS TO NEARLY 36,000 FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES

THAT'S MORE THAN A THIRD OF ITS STAFF ABOUT POTENTIAL FURLOUGHS AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO JUST BROIL TRAVEL DEMAND WORKERS INFORMED THEIR JOBS ARE AT RISK MIGHT NOT ULTIMATELY GET FURLOUGHED AND IT WILL TRY AND EXHAUST VOLUNTARY MEASURES BEFORE CUTTING WORKERS >> YOU KNOW THE SAYING, NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES A FORMER MARINE AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER IS SPEAKING OUT, AFTER HE HEROICALLY SPRUNG INTO ACTION TO SAVE A TODDLER, WHO WAS THROWN FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING BUT HE WASN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO SAVED THE DAY NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ HAS THE STORY

>> Reporter: UNDER A BURNING APARTMENT IN ARIZONA, A SPRINT AND A HEART-STOPPING CATCH >> I JUST HAD TUNNEL VISION ON THE BOY, AND JUST MADE THE — GOD HELPED ME WITH THAT CATCH >> THE MAN SEEN CLUTCHING THE 3-YEAR-OLD BOY NAMED JAMESON, IS PHILLIP BLANKS, A FORMER MARINE AND HE WASN'T THE ONLY HERO THAT DAY NEARBY, ANOTHER MAN, HEARD THE SCREAMS OF JAMESON'S SISTER ROXANNE AND THOUGHT OF HIS OWN TWO KIDS >> I KICKED IT IN AND ONCE I GOT THE DOOR OPENED, I JUST SEEN A LOT OF LIKE SMOKE AND HEAT

>> AND YOU STILL WENT INSIDE >> I JUST RAN IN THERE AND I GRABBED HER BY THE ARMS AND I PICKED HER UP AND SHE WAS LIKE, GET ME, GET ME >> TRAGICALLY, THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER DIED IN THE FIRE TRYING TO GET HER KIDS TO SAFETY >> MY GOAL IS JUST TO BE INVOLVED IN BOTH OF THEIR LIVES, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE MAKE SURE THAT THEY FEEL LOVED AND THEY KNOW THAT THEIR MOTHER WAS A HERO

>> TWO STRANGERS, HOPING TO BE THERE FOR THE KIDS IN THE FUTURE, LIKE THEY WERE ON THIS FATEFUL DAY GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS >> JUST UNBELIEVABLE >> WE THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE IN UNIFORM AND OUT OF IT, RIGHT THERE

>> YEAH ALL RIGHT THE PENGUINS AT CHICAGO'S SHED AQUARIUM, THEY WERE OUT ON ANOTHER FIELD TRIP THIS TIME, THEY WERE VISITING DINOSAUR EXHIBITS THE PENG WIUINS NAMED IZZY AND DARWIN LOOK AT THEM ADMIRING THOSE DINOS >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT ONE OF THE STARS FROM THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW GLEE IS MISSING POLICE HAVE SUSPENDED THE SEARCH IN CALIFORNIA'S LAKE PYRO UNTIL DAYLIGHT WE HAVE LATE DETAILS AHEAD

>> TO THE BATTLE OVER KIDS RETURNING TO SCHOOL PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTTING ON THE PRESSURE THE CDC AT ODDS WITH THE WHITE HOUSE OVER GUIDELINES SO WHAT ARE PARENTS TO DO IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC? >> NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO FROM OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT BUILDING WHERE BREONNA TAYLOR WAS SHOT AND KILLED HER BOYFRIEND, TALKING WITH POLICE, JUST MOMENTS AFTER THE INCIDENT >> DISTURBING NEWS OUT FROM UNITED AIRLINES SAYING THAT UP TO 36,000 EMPLOYEES COULD BE FACING A FURLOUGH SIGNALING DICEY TIMES AHEAD FOR THE INDUSTRY A BUSY THURSDAY AHEAD

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA THE SUMMER SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES, SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN ACCORDING TO "NEW YORK TIMES" DATA, THE US JUST REACHED ANOTHER SINGLE-DAY RECORD

CONFIRMING MORE THAN 59,000 CASES AND AT LEAST FIVE STATES RECORDED SINGLE-DAY HIGHS >> THE DANGEROUS RISE OF INFECTIONS IS LEADING TO MORE MASK MANDATES THERE ARE NEW ORDERS IN ATLANTA AND THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW JERSEY FOR FACE COVERINGS TO BE WORN IN PUBLIC >> A TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL IN TULSA SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RALLY LAST MONTH LIKELY CONTRIBUTED TO A SPIKE IN COVID CASES A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT, THE CITY CONFIRMED 89 CASES IN ONE DAY

THEN, BETWEEN MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK, TULSA REPORTED NEARLY 500 CASES >> A FLORIDA FAMILY IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY THEY MARKETED A COVID-19 CURE CALLED MIRACLE MINERAL SOLUTION ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE FAMILY IDENTIFIED AS THE GRIGNONS MARKETED MMS, WHICH IS ACTUALLY A BLEACH, AS A CURE FOR COVID-19 >> GATHER BROOKS IN QUARANTINE IN OKLAHOMA THE COUNTRY MUSIC STARS POSTPONED THEIR FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS AFTER POSSIBLY BEING EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS BUT THEY SAY THEY ARE BOTH DOING FINE >> IT IS FEAR OF EXPOSURE THAT HAS PARENTS AND TEACHERS WONDERING HOW SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN, SAFELY, IN THE FALL

WE TURN TO NBC'S SUSAN McGUINNESS FOR THIS REPORT >> Reporter: AS THE UNITED STATES NOTCHES MORE BLEAK RECORDS FOR CORONAVIRUS, AN ASTONISHING 3 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES AND MORE THAN 60,000, IN ONE DAY THIS COMMENT FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT >> WE BELIEVE THE TAKEAWAY FROM THIS, FOR EVERY AMERICAN, PARTICULARLY IN THOSE STATES THAT ARE IMPACTED, IS — IS KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING >> THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUING ITS PRESSURE CAMPAIGN TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY AND SCHOOLS >> WE WANT TO LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM

SO OUR SCHOOLS, WE WANT THEM OPEN IN THE FALL >> THE ADMINISTRATION, NOW, PLANNING TO ISSUE ITS OWN REOPENING GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP OPENLY ATTACKED A BLUEPRINT FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, AS TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE AND THREATENED TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DON'T FULLY REOPEN >> WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET STATES A STRONG INCENTIVE AND AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE ADDING PRESSURE, AT A TIME WHEN MANY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES ONLY PART TIME THE HEAD OF THE CDC STEPPING BACK FROM HIS AGENCY'S OWN MESSAGING >> OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT REQUIREMENTS, AND THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE PRESCRIPTIVE

>> HARVARD AND MIT PUSHING BACK FILING SUIT AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE, AFTER ITS DIRECTIVE THAT WOULD REVOKE VISAS FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, WHO DON'T ATTEND SCHOOLS IN PERSON >> WE'RE GOING TO STAY FOCUSED, AT THIS TASK FORCE, ON SAVING LIVES AND REOPENING AMERICA'S ECONOMY, SCHOOLS, WORK, AND WORSHIP >> Reporter: AN EFFORT TO PUT THE PANDEMIC IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR, EVEN AS EXPERTS WARN TOUGH TIMES ARE STILL ON THE HORIZON

SUSAN McGUINNESS, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> EVEN AS THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE CHANGING, MANY STATES AND CITIES, INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY, ARE TRYING TO PREPARE THEIR OWN PLANS TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> IT'S THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR >> PARENTS WANT THIS FOR THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEY WANT THIS SO THEY CAN RESTORE THEIR LIVELIHOODS FOR THEIR FAMILIES BUT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS, WHATEVER WE DO HAS TO BE, FIRST AND FOREMOST, SEEN THROUGH THE PRISM OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

>> MAYOR BILL de BLASIO ANNOUNCED THAT STUDENTS WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK THE REST OF THE TIME, LEARNING FROM HOME THERE WILL BE FEWER KIDS IN CLASSROOMS AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED BUT ALMOST AS SOON AS THE MAYOR SPOKE, GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAID HANG ON THE FINAL DECISION WON'T BE MADE UNTIL AUGUST >> WE WANT TO MAKE THAT DECISION, WITH THE BEST-AVAILABLE DATA >> A SNAPSHOT OF JUST SOME OF THE CONFUSION SURROUNDING THE OPENING OF SCHOOLS COMPETING PLANS AND CONFLICTING MESSAGES, WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE IN TEXAS, THE EDUCATION AGENCY MANDATED THAT SCHOOLS BE OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK BUT GAVE PARENTS THE OPTION TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING, AT HOME, AS WELL >> IT TRULY BECOMES MENTAL HEALTH VERSUS PHYSICAL HEALTH

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THAT CALL I TRULY DON'T KNOW >> IN DALLAS, WHERE CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN SURGING, THE SUPERINTENDENT ISN'T SURE WHAT THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE >> WE WILL HAVE THE BUILDINGS OPEN I AM CONCERNED ABOUT HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL COME AND ACTUALLY, I'M –CONCERNED ABOUT HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WILL COME >> HIS CONCERNS MAY BE JUSTIFIED

A TEACHERS UNION IN TEXAS ACCUSED THE STATE OF ACTING WITH GROSS NEGLIGENCE >> WITH THE HOPE THAT THESE NUMBERS GET BETTER >> WELL, HOPE'S NOT A STRATEGY SO THAT'S VERY CONCERNING THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GET WORSE, THEN, WE HAVE TO MAKE DIFFERENT DECISIONS, AT THAT POINT >> THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN BURLINGTON, IOWA, THIS WEEK

THE COUNTY, CANCELLING ITS IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AFTER EIGHT STUDENTS ARRIVED WITH FEVERS A REMINDER THAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL MAY BE THE GOAL, BUT THE VIRUS MIGHT GET THE FINAL SAY STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS >> NOW, TO NEW RESEARCH ABOUT HOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE MAY IMPACT YOUR RISK FOR CORONAVIRUS HERE IS NBC'S CRAIG MELVIN >> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NEW RESEARCH NOW HAS MANY ASKING, HOW DOES YOUR BLOOD TYPE IMPACT YOUR RISK OF THE FOUR MAIN BLOOD GROUPS, A, AB, AND O, PEOPLE WITH TYPE O BLOOD HAVE A LOWER RISK OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONMENT WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE A HAVE A GREATER RISK THAT'S ACCORDING TO RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

IN THE STUDY OF MORE THAN 1,600 PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THOSE WITH TYPE A BLOOD WERE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP A SEVERE CASE, WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE O BLOOD WERE 35% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE SUCH AN ACUTE CASE THE GENETIC TESTING COMPANY, 23 AND ME, ALSO, RELEASING DATA THAT SHOWS O BLOOD TYPE APPEARS TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM THE VIRUS MORE THAN THE OTHER TYPES BUT DOCTORS POINT OUT, REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE, NO ONE IS GUARANTEED PROTECTION IN FACT, THERE'S LIKE AGE AND UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT >> THE BOTTOM LINE, THESE FINDINGS SHOULD NOT CHANGE ANYONE'S BEHAVIOR TRYING TO BE SAFE DURING THIS TIME AND THANKS TO CRAIG FOR THAT REPORT >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT

AUTHORITIES ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR ACTRESS NIYA RIVERA OFFICIALS FOUND HER 4-YEAR-OLD SON ON THE LAKE IN VENTURA COUNTY LATE LAST NIGHT, POLICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE SEARCH FOR RIVERA AND PLAN TO RESUME AT FIRST LIGHT IN JUST A FEW HOURS AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THIS AS A POSSIBLE DROWNING THEY SAY THE 33-YEAR-OLD GLEE STAR RENTED THE BOAT AROUND 1:00 PM

AND HER SON WAS FOUND ALONE THREE HOURS LATER THEY BELIEVE SHE WENT SWIMMING AND NEVER MADE IT BACK HER ACTING CAREER BEGAN ON THE "ROYAL FAMILY SINCE THEN, SHE'S BEEN ON TV SHOWS AND MOVIES, ULTIMATELY LANDING THAT BREAKOUT ROLE ON GLEE >> SHOWS THE MOMENTS TAYLOR WAS SHOT BY POLICE AND AFTER OFFICER JOHN MATTINGLY WAS SHOT IN THE LEG BY HER BOYFRIEND, KENNETH WALKER >> WE WERE SCARED AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHO IT WAS >> ONE OFFICER WAS ASKING WALKER WHY HE FIRED HIS GUN TAYLOR'S ATTORNEYS HAVE SUBPOENAED — OR FILED A SUBPOENA FOR BODY CAMERA VIDEO, BUT HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY

ONE OF THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE HAS BEEN FIRED AND LOUISVILLE HAS, ALSO, BANNED NO-KNOCK WARRANTS >> A KEY IMPEACHMENT WITNESS IS RETIRING FROM THE ARMY, AFTER HIS PROMOTION WAS HELD UP LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN TESTIFIED IN OCTOBER THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CALL WITH UKRAINE'S LEADER LAST JULY WAS IMPROPER HE WAS OUSTED FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S ACQUITTAL THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT SAYS THAT HE IS THE VICTIM OF A CAMPAIGN OF BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, AND RETALIATION, LED BY THE PRESIDENT ANOTHER PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH IS VOWING TO BLOCK HUNDREDS OF MILITARY PROMOTIONS UNTIL THE PENTAGON EXPLAINS, QUOTE, THE DISGRACEFUL SITUATION THAT LED TO VINDMAN'S RETIREMENT

>> THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE TODAY ON THE BITTER BATTLE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS JUSTICES WILL DECIDE WHETHER CONGRESS AND A MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL RECORDS, WHICH HE HAS FOUGHT TIRELESSLY TO KEEP PRIVATE AND A BLOW TO OBAMA CARE IN A 7-2 DECISION YESTERDAY, THE COURT UPHELD NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES, THAT ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO OPT OUT OF PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PREVIOUSLY, RELIGIOUSLY-AFFILIATED EMPLOYERS WERE EXEMPT WELL, NOW, FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES CAN, ALSO, OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIONS >> KANYE WEST SAYS HE'S DONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH "FORBES," THE RAPPER SAYS HE'S TAKEN OFF THE MAGA HAT BECAUSE TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY, QUOTE, LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG MESS

KANYE ALSO INSISTED HIS INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL BID IS NOT A PUBLICITY STUNT AND THAT HE WOULD CHOOSE AS HIS RUNNING MATE, A PREACHER FROM WYOMING WE SHOULD NOTE, KANYE WEST HAS STILL NOT FILED ANY PAPERWORK WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION AND HAS ALREADY MISSED THE DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT IN SEVERAL STATES >> AFTER A WEEK DELAY, NEW YORK CITY IS GEARING UP TO START PAINTING BLACK LIVES MATTER ON FIFTH AVENUE, DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER ACCORDING TO NBC 4 NEW YORK, THE PROJECT IS SET TO START THIS MORNING CITY SOURCES SAY NEW YORK MAYOR BILL de BLASIO WILL, ALSO, TAKE PART THE MURAL'S ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT DREW CRITICISM FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO CALLED IT A SYMBOL OF HATE >> ALL RIGHT LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WE KNOW IT'S HOT, JANESSA

WE JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW HOT AND FOR HOW LONG GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING RELIEF IS DEFINITELY ON THE WAY NEED YOU GUYS TO HOLD ON FOR THE WEEKEND, WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS COLD FRONT MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH BUT WE DID HAVE SEVERE WEATHER THE HEAT IS SPARKING UP SEVERE STORMS AND THAT WILL CONTINUE IN MANY SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST

TODAY, 16 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE IMPACTED THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SHREVEPORT, STORMS WILL SAY WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST, INTO FLORIDA AS WELL WE CAN STILL SEE THE HEAT IS BUILDING TOWARD TEXAS FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURES NEAR 105 SO THE HEAT IS THE BIG TOPIC I'LL SHOW YOU RELIEF, COMING UP

>> SOUNDS GOOD >> THANK YOU, JANESSA IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, THERE IS A NEW BAT WOMAN IN GOTHAM THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO PLAY THE CHARACTER AS SHE REPLACES RUBY ROSE — >> VERY COOL WE'D LIKE TO WELCOME SHEPHERD SMITH TO THE NBC NEWS FAMILY HE WILL BE HOSTING A ONE-HOUR EVENING NEWSCAST THAT WILL START THIS FALL >> WW OWE, BREAKING A RECORD TIE OF ADAM COLE AND THE FIRST TO HOLD TWO NXT >>> LEADING THE NEWS NEW YORK STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS RELEASED DATA SUGGESTING THAT BLACK PROTESTORS WERE CHARGED WITH FELONIES AT A HIGHER RATE DURING BLACK LIVES MATTER DEMONSTRATIONS

ACCORDING TO A PRELIMINARY REPORT, OVER 2,000 PROTEST-RELATED ARRESTS WERE MADE FROM MAY 28th TO JUNE 7th 44% ARRESTED WERE WHITE, WHILE 39% WERE BLACK AND 13 LATINO THE REPORT ALSO FOUND 16% OF BLACK PROTESTORS WERE CHARGED WITH FELONIES, COMPARED WITH 8% OF LATINOS AND LESS THAN 4% WERE WHITE OR ASIAN >> THE PUSH TO RENAME NFL'S FRANCHISE IS GROWING WITH AMAZON BEING THE LATEST RETAILER TO PULL MERCHANDISE FROM ITS STORE MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN SPOKE TO TODAY SHOW ABOUT THE POTENTIAL NAME CHANGE >> I THINK THE TIME IS PROBABLY RIGHT I'M GLAD THEY'RE HAVING THAT DISCUSSION I BELIEVE THE NAME WILL BE CHANGED

>> THE TEAM STADIUM IS IN LANDOVER, MARYLAND FRANCHISE LEADERS ARE CONDUCTING A REVIEW OF THE TEAM'S NAME >> WITH THE US NOW OVER THE 3 MILLION MARK IN CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE LATEST SURGE IS PUSHING HOSPITALS TO THE BRINK AND NOW, WITH THE MASSIVE DEMAND FOR TESTING, SOME ARE HAVING TO WAIT WEEKS FOR RESULTS WHILE SELF-QUARANTINING

HERE IS NBC'S JOE FRYER >> IN LESS THAN A MONTH, THE US HAS SEEN A MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 >> IF YOU COME THROUGH THE ER RIGHT NOW, IT'S NOT LIKE YOU GET WHISKED UP TO ONE OF SEVERAL BEDS

>> 50-YEAR-OLD STEVE SKINNER WHO HAD NO PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS NEARLY DIED IN A TEXAS HOSPITAL >> AT ONE POINT, THEY LOST ME THEY HAD TO USE PADDLES ON ME TO GET MY HEART STARTED AGAIN >> NATIONWIDE, THE TESTING SYSTEM IS ALSO OVERWHELMED >> I WAS TOLD I WOULD GET MY RESULTS BACK IN 7 TO 14 DAYS

>> PATIENCE IS SHORT A SITE IN NEW ORLEANS RAN OUT OF TEST KITS IN JUST MINUTES >> I UNDERSTAND TESTS RUN OUT BUT AT THIS TIME, WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH >> THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAYS THE US IS NOW AVERAGING UP TO 700,000 TESTS A DAY

>> THE STATES REALLY CRUSHED THEIR GOAL IN JUNE >> BUT MANY EXPERTS SAY IT'S STILL NOT NEARLY ENOUGH >> WE SHOULD BE DOING MILLIONS OF TESTS A DAY PROBABLY, ABOUT 3 TO 4 MILLION TEXTS TESTS A DAY IF WE ARE GOING TO GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS DISEASE >> THE CHALLENGE IS NOT JUST THAT, IT'S GETTING RESULTS AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME FOR RESULTS IS NOW FOUR TO SIX DAYS, DOUBLE LAST MONTH LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE EXPERIENCING BACKLOGS, SOMETHING ROBERT LEARNED FIRSTHAND

>> THAT'S WHERE I SLEPT FOR TWO WEEKS ON THAT FOLD OUT — FOLD-OUT COUCH HE ISOLATED FROM HIS FAMILY AFTER FALLING ILL LAST MONTH BUT SAYS HIS TEST RESULT, WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY NEGATIVE, TOOK 27 DAYS >> MOSTLY, I WAS JUST ANGRY, YO KNOW, AT THE SYSTEM THAT IT DIDN'T WORK >> ASKING PEOPLE TO WAIT FOR DAYS OR WEEKS, IN MY MIND, IS JUST UNCONSCIONABLE AND INCREDIBLY HARMFUL FOR BOTH TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE AND CONTROLLING THE BREAK — THE OUTBREAK

>> EXPERTS SAY FOR THOSE WHO GET TESTED, QUICK RESULTS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR CONTACT TRACING >> IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO CONTACT TRACING AND THE TEST COMES BACK IN FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS, YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT DO CONTACT TRACING, BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY TOO LATE >> THE GOVERNMENT HAS INVESTED BILLIONS IN TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING A JOB THAT'S HARD, EVEN WITH QUICK RESULTS IN NEW YORK CITY LAST MONTH, THERE WERE ABOUT 12,000 POSITIVE CASES

CONTACT TRACERS WERE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MORE THAN 10,000 OF THEM BUT ONLY 6,700 COMPLETED AN INTERVIEW WITH A TRACER AND FEWER THAN HALF PROVIDED INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE THEY COULD HAVE INFECTED GROWIN >>> SCREAMS OF JOY LIKE THAT WILL SOON BE ILLEGAL IN JAPAN IN ORDER FOR A FEW THEME PARKS TO REOPEN AFTER CLOSING DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW RULE NO SCREAMING ON ROLLER COASTERS, FOR FEAR IT CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS

>> CAN'T THEY JUST WEAR A MASK YOU KNOW, WHILE THEY'RE DOING THAT THEY CAN STILL SCREAM >> NO LAUGHING IN COMEDY SHOWS >> RIGHT UNITED AIRLINES SENT A WARNING TO NEARLY 36,000 FRONT LINE EMPLOYEES MORE THAN A THIRD OF ITS STAFF ABOUT POTENTIAL FURLOUGHS AS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO ROYAL TRAVEL DEMAND WORKERS WHO ARE INFORMED THEIR JOBS ARE AT RISK MIGHT NOT ULTIMATELY GET FURLOUGHED AND THAT IT WILL TRY TO EXHAUST VOLUNT >>> HI, EVERYONE THIS IS THE NEWS YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR WHEN WILL WE SEE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IT'S COMING THIS WEEKEND AIR TEMPERATURE, STILL GOING TO BE IN THE LOWER 90s BU >>> ACTION PARK WAS THE CHAOS SUMMER PARK, WITH VERY LITTLE OVERSIGHT, TOO MUCH ALCOHOL, WHISTLES BLOWING, PEOPLE SCREAMING, MOTORS RUNNING

IT WAS AN ENERGY >> ACTION PARK IS DUBBED THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WATER PARK AFTER MANY CARELESS SUMMERS IN THE '80s AND '90s FROM THE HAZARDOUS WAVE POOL TO THE ASBESTOS CHUTE PARKGOERS RODE DOWN ON PLASTIC SLEDS AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED THERE THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING RESURRECTED IN A NEW DOCUMENT CALLED CLASS ACTION PARK THAT WILL PREMIERE IN AUGUST >> AFTER BEING ASKED TO WEAR A MASK >> I FEEL THREATENED >> YOU'RE COMING CLOSE TO ME

>> BACK OFF! THREATEN ME AGAIN >> SO HE WAS QUICKLY IDENTIFIED ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS THE HIGHEST PRODUCING SALES AGENT FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY THE AGENCY SAID HE WAS FIRED THEY ALSO CONDEMNED THE THREATENING BEHAVIOR AND COMMITTED TO REVIEWING THE COMPANY'S INTERNAL CULTURE >> SOME BLACK BUSINESSES SAY THEY ARE SEEING A BOOM IN SALES AND SUPPORT, BECAUSE OF SOMETHING CALLED BLACK-OUT DAY ON TUESDAY, ACTIVISTS AND ALLIES URGED BLACK CONSUMERS TO EITHER WITHHOLD SPENDING MONEY OR SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES BLACK-OWNED BARBECUE REPORTED A 280% INCREASE IN SALES ON TUESDAY AND ANOTHER SAW A BOOST OF 200% IN ITS USER BASE >> LADY A DROPPED ANTEBELLUM BECAUSE OF ITS TIES TO SLAVERY AND THEN, SUED A BLACK SANGER WHO HAS PERFORMED AS LADY A FOR DECADES

>> I HOPE THEY WILL REACH OUT EVENTUALLY, AND OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKE BECAUSE I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT IT'S AN HONEST MISTAKE, AND WILL RECTIFY IT AND GIVE ME MY NAME BACK BECAUSE THEY'VE JUST — EVERYTHING IS NOW LADY A BUT I AM THE REAL LADY A >> ALL RIGHT SO THAT IS ANITA WHITE SHE ALSO SHARED THAT THE BAND NEVER REACHED OUT TO HER BEFORE CHANGING THEIR NAME THE GROUP SEEKS A RULING THAT THEIR USE OF THE TRADEMARK LADY A DOES NOT INFRINGE ON WHITE'S RIGHTS TO THE NAME >> BAD BUNNY HAS MADE HISTORY THE 26-YEAR-OLD IS THE ONLY MAN BESIDES HUGHHEF HEF NEVER TO APA ON THE COVER OF PLAYBOY

HE'S BECOME A WELL-KNOWN PUERTO RICAN ARTIST IN THE WORLD OF TRAP AND REGGAE TONE AND HE'S BECOME TRULY, TRULY TRANSCENDENT I REMEMBER WHEN REGGAE TONE WAS — >> AND NOW >>> IT'S THE CDC VERSUS THE PRESIDENT OVER GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN AND THE WHITE HOUSE THREATENING TO CUT OFF FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN >>> HOSPITALS SURGING IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA AND NEW PROBLEMS WITH TESTING MASSIVE LINES AND WAIT TIMES FOR RESULTS THAT TAKE DAYS, EVEN WEEKS >>> ONE OF THE STARS OF "GLEE" IS MISSING AS POLICE SUSPEND THE SURGE IN CALIFORNIA UNTIL FIRST LIGHT >>> AND LIVE TO LON DN FOR THE LATEST SALACIOUS DETAILS ON THE CASE AGAINST BRITAIN'S "SUN" NEWSPAPER "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US THIS MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT SAFELY MOVING FORWARD AS THE CORONAVIRUS SPREADS RAPIDLY ACROSS THE COUNTRY AT LEAST FIVE STATES HAVE REACHED SINGLE DAY RECORDS OF NEW CASES >> THE TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL IN TULSA SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RALLY LIKELY CONTRIBUTED TO A SPIKE IN CASES IN OKLAHOMA A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT THE CITY RECORDED 89 CASES IN ONE DAY BETWEEN MONDAY AND TUESDAY, TULSA REPORTED NEARLY 500 CASES >>> THE IVY LEAGUE CANCELED ALL SPORTS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

A DECISION WHETHER FALL SPORTS COULD BE PLAYED IN THE SPRING WILL BE MADE AT ANOTHER DATE >>> STANFORD UNIVERSITY IS CUTTING A THIRD OF THEIR VARSITY SPORTS AND OHIO STATE SUSPENDED TEAMWORKOUTS AFTER THEIR LAST ROUND OF COVID TESTING >>> RENEWED CONCERN ABOUT DIRE SHORTAGES OF PROTECTIVE GEAR DOCTORS IN HOUSTON ARE ALREADY REUSING N-95 MASKS FOR UP TO 15 DAYS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PUSHING TO GET STUDENTS BACK IN SCHOOL >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ESCALATING HIS PUSH FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> LEARNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS OPEN IN THE FALL >> Reporter: EARLIER COMPLAINING ABOUT THE CDC'S VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS BLASTING THEM AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE THEY'RE ASKING SCHOOLS TO DO IMPRACTICAL THINGS HOURS LATER THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THE CDC WILL ISSUE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS NEXT WEEK >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FROM CDC TO BE THE REASON WHY SCHOOLS DON'T REOPEN >> Reporter: AMONG THE RECOMMENDED POLICIES, KEEP DESKS SIX FEET APART, CLOSED CAFETERIAS AND PLAYGROUNDS AND REINFORCE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS

THE DIRECTOR TRIED TO PROVIDE CLARITY FOR SCHOOLS >> I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR IT WAS NOT THE INTENT OF CDC'S GUIDELINES TO BE USED AS A RATIONALE TO KEEP SCHOOLS CLOSED >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THOSE THAT DON'T OPEN THEIR DOORS, ALTHOUGH MOST SCHOOL BUDGETS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS POINTING TO STUDENTS BACK IN CLASSROOMS IN EUROPE, THE PRESIDENT INSISTS ANY OPPOSITION IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED THE DEMS THINK IT WOULD BE BAD IF US SCHOOLS OPEN BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION

THE CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THE CHANCES OF STUDENTS GETTING SICK OR SPREADING THE VIRUS IS REMOTE >> WE REALLY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CYCLE OF THIS >> Reporter: TEACHERS WARN AMONG THEIR MEMBERS THE FEARS ARE REAL >> NOBODY WILL GO BACK FULL TIME IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN'T PROTECT THEIR HEALTH >> Reporter: THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DAVOS SAYS IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF SCHOOLS OPEN BUT HOW ARGUING THE RISK OF KEEPING STUDENTS ISOLATED AT HOME IS GREATER THAN SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL >>> THE US HAS SOARED WELL PAST 3 MILLION CASES IT IS PUSHING HOSPITALS TO THE BRINK AND NOW A MASSIVE DEMAND FOR TESTING, SOME ARE WAITING WEEKS FOR THE RESULTS HERE'S NBC'S JOE FRYER >> Reporter: IN LESS THAN A MONTH THE U

S HAS SEEN MORE THAN 1 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19, PUTTING A STRAIN ON HOSPITALS >> WE'RE FULL IF YOU COME THROUGH THE ER IT'S NOT LIKE YOU GET WHISKED UP TO ONE OF SEVERAL BEDS >> Reporter: STEVE SKIN ARE, A 5-YEAR-OLD WITH NO PREEXISTING CONDITIONS NEARLY DIED IN A TEXAS HOSPITAL >> AT ONE POINT THEY ASKED ME, USED THE PADDLES TO GET MY HEART STARTED AGAIN

>> I GOT TOLD I'D GET MY RESULTS BACK IN SEVEN TO 14 DAYS >> Reporter: LINES ARE LONG, PATIENCE IS SHORT, NEW ORLEANS RAN OUT OF TEST KITS IN MINUTES >> I UNDERSTAND TESTS RUN, BUT >> Reporter: THE US IS AVERAGING UP TO 700,000 TESTS A DAY >> THE STATES CRUSHED THEIR GOAL IN JUNE

>> WE SHOULD BE DOING MILLIONS OF TESTS A DAY, 3 MILLION TO 4 UNTIL TESTS A DAY IF WE'RE GOING TO GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS DISEASE >> Reporter: THE CHALLENGE IS NOT JUST GETTING A TEST BUT GETTING RESULTS SOME SAYING IT'S TAKING A WEEK OR LONGER QUEST DIAGNOSE STXS SAYS THE AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME FOR RESULTS IS FOUR TO SIX DAYS, DOUBLE LAST MONTH LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE EXPERIENCING BACKLOGS, SOMETHING ROBERT LEARNED FIRSTHAND >> WHERE I SLEPT FOR TWO WEEKS >> Reporter: HE ISOLATED FROM HIS FAMILY AFTER FALLING ILL LAST MONTH BUT HIS TEST RESULT WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY NEGATIVE TOOK 27 DAYS >> I WAS ANGRY AT THE SYSTEM THAT IT DIDN'T WORK

I WAITED 27 DAYS >> ASKING PEOPLE TO WAIT FOR DAYS OR WEEKS IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND HARMFUL IN TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE AND CONTROLLING THE OUTBREAK >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY FOR THOSE WHO GET TESTED QUICK RESULTS ARE CRITICAL FOR CONTACT TRACING >> YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT DO CONTACT TRACING BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY TOO LATE >> Reporter: A JOB THAT'S HARD WITH QUICK RESULTS IN NEW YORK CITY LAST MONTH THERE WERE ABOUT 12,000 PASSIVE CASES CONTACT TRACERS GOT IN TOUCH WITH 10,000 OF THEM BUT ONLY 6,700 COMPLETED AN INTERVIEW AND FEWER THAN HALF PROVIDED INFORMATION THEY COULD HAVE INFECTED GROWING OBSTACLES IN A RACE TO SLOW THE SPREAD >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT, AUTHORITIES ARE LOOKING FOR ACTRESS NIGHIA RIVERA IN LAKE PAYRUB POLICE TEMPORARILY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE RESUME FOR THE SEARCH AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THIS AS A POSSIBLE DROWNING THE 33-YEAR-OLD STAR RENTED THE BOAT AROUND 1:00 P

M AND HER SON WAS FOUND ALONE THREE HOURS LATER THEY BELIEVE SHE WENT SWIMMING AND NEVER CAME BACK HER ACTING BEGAN AT 4 ON "THE ROYAL FAMILY" ALONG JSIDE REDD FOX >>> NEWLY RELEASED TRANSCRIPTS FROM MINNEAPOLIS POLICE BODY CAM REVEAL FLOYD TOLD THE OFFICERS HE COULDN'T BREATHE MORE THAN 20 TIMES AND DEREK CHAUVIN DISMISSED HIS PLEAS SAYING "IT TAKES A HECK OF A LOT OF OXYGEN TO TALK

THE TRANSCRIPTS WERE MADE PUBLIC BY ATTORNEYS FOR THOMAS LANE, ONE OF THE FOUR FORMER OFFICERS INVOLVED AS PART OF A REQUEST TO HAVE THE CASE AGAINST HIM DISMISSED >>> A BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN INDIANA SAYS HE WAS ASSAULTED BY A GROUP OF WHITE MEN WHO ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO LYNCH HIM IN THE PARK VIDEO WAS SURFACED AND THE FBI HAS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION THE MAN'S ACCOUNT SHOCKED THE COMMUNITY AND SPARKED PROTESTS HERE'S STEVE PATTERSON WITH THE STORY >> Reporter: GROWING OUTRAGE IN INDIANA AFTER AN ALLEGED ATTACK CAUGHT ON CAMERA >> LET HIM GO, DUDE

LET HIM GO >> Reporter: VIDEO CAPTURED BY A BYSTANDER POSTED BY FOX BOOKER APPEARS TO SHOW HIM PINNED TO A TREE BY WHITE MEN IN WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS AN ATTEMPTED LYNCHING >> IT WAS THE MOST DISTURBING SITUATION >> Reporter: THE HAVE YOU HAD YO DOES NOT CAPTURE WHAT LED UP TO THE INCIDENT AND NBC NEWS HAT HAS NOT IDENTIFIED OTHERS IN THE INTERVIEW THE MEN CONFRONTED THEM SAYING HE WAS TRESPASSING >> THERE'S A MOMENT WHERE A WOMAN YELLS FOR HIM NOT TO KILL ME AND I REALIZED THAT SHE'S TALKING ABOUT KILLING ME >> Reporter: BOOKER SAYS HE WAS BEATEN AND VERBALLY ASSAULTED WITH RACIST SPEECH >> YOU NAPPY HEADED [ BLEEP ] >> Reporter: ONE OF THE MEN YELLED "GET A NOOSE THE ALLEGED COMMENT WASN'T CAUGHT ON VIDEO

HIS ACCOUNT SHOCKED THE COMMUNITY >> I'VE KNOWN MR BOOKER FOR SEVERAL YEARS TO SEE WHAT COULD BE SEEN ON THAT VIDEO WAS NAUSEATING AND AGGRAVATING AND HEARTWRENCHING >> WE GATHER TO DEMAND THE PROSECUTION OF HIS ATTACKERS >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR WEIGHING IN >> THE BRIEF VIDEO CLIP THAT I VIEWED WITH MY OWN TWO TIES WAS BEYOND DISTURBING

>> Reporter: AUTHORITIES SAY THEY RESPONDED TO THE FOR THE REPORT OF A BATTERY NO ARRESTS WERE MADE BUT AN INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING THE MONROE COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TELLS NBC NEWS ONCE THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE, IT WILL REVIEW THE CASE AND DETERMINE WHAT CHARGES ARE APPROPRIATE >> IF I'M GOING TO BE IN THIS MOMENT, I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE WE BRING ABOUT CHANGE AND THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS >> Reporter: A CALL FOR JUSTICE AS INVESTIGATORS WORK TO SHED LIGHT ON A TROUBLING SCENE STEVE PATTERSON, NBC NEWS >>> THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE TODAY ON THE BITTER BATTLE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS JUSTICES WILL DECIDE WHETHER CONGRESS AND THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAN SEE THE RECORDS

AND A BLOW TO OBAMACARE THE COURT UPHELD NEW RULES THAT ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO OPT OUT OF INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES NOW FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES CAN ALSO OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIONS >>> IN SLOVENIA SOMEBODY MARKED INDEPENDENCE DAY BY TORCHING A WOODEN STATUE OF FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP BRAD DOWNEY, THE AMERICAN ARTIST WHO COMMISSIONED THE SCULPTURE HAD IT REMOVED THE DAY AFTER IT WAS SET ON FIRE >>> LET'S TURN TO METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WITH A LOOK AHEAD AND FINALLY SOME RELIEF WE'LL BE SEEING SOON

GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE THE HEAT IS STILL ON FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS WE HAVE SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK THAT HAPPENED FOR MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT WE HAD A BIG TORNADO IN THAT AREA DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER AND THE HEAT THAT CONTINUES TO BUILD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS, THE MIDWEST AND NOW 16 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE IMPACTED THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON HEAT ADVISORIES, THEY REALLY EXTEND FROM THE NORTHEAST ALL THE WAY INTO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

ALSO WATCHING AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE, ININVEST 98-L POTENTIALLY TURNING INTO A TROPICAL STORM BY TOMORROW THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE IS ANOTHER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO HOUSTON TODAY 98 DEGREES WITH PARTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS WE'RE SEEING 105 FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE IN DALLAS, ALL THE WAY TO SHREVEPORT OKLAHOMA CITY 99 THIS AFTERNOON WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT HEAT CONCERNS COMING UP >> WE LOST >>> UNBELIEVABLE STORY NOW EMERGING FROM THE FLOOD THAT SWEPT THROUGH THE NORTHEAST EARLIER THIS WEEK

ACCORDING TO THE NORTHJERSEYCOM A DOORDASH DRIVER TRIED TO MAKE IT THROUGH DEEP WATER IN PASSAIC HER CAR BEGAN TO FILL WITH WATER SO SHE CLIMBED OUT BUT THE CURRENT PULLED HER INTO A DRAINAGE SYSTEM BELOW THE SYSTEM AND SWEPT HER A MILE AWAY INTO THE RIVER SHE ESCAPED UNHARMED BUT THEY STILL CAN'T FIND HER CAR >> I'M SURE SHE'S OKAY KNOWING WHAT SO COULD HAVE HAPPENED >>> A POLICE CHASE ENDED IN OREGON WHEN A MAN CRASHED A STOLEN CAR INTO A WOMAN ALSO DRIVING A STOLEN CAR OFFICERS TOOK THE MAN INTO CUSTODY AND LEARNED THE BUICK HE COLLIDED WITH HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN THREE WEEKS EARLIER THE FEMALE DRIVER WAS ARRESTED AND FAILED A SOBRIETY TEST RIGHT NOW TO BE CONTINUED IF THESE TWO GOT TOGETHER ALTHOUGH THEY LOOK LIKE THEY'RE GRINNING IN THEIR MUGSHOTS

MAYBE THERE IS A HAPPILY EVER AFTER >>> KANYE WEST IS DONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW HE'S TAKEN OFF HIS MAGA HAT BECAUSE HIS PRESIDENCY "LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG MESS" HE'D CHOOSE A PREACHER FROM WYOMING AS HIS RUNNING MATE HE HAS NOT FILED ANY PAPERWORK WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION AND ALREADY MISSED THE DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT IN SEVERAL STATES >> BETTER GET ON IT

>>> A CLASSIC TV SERIES IS GETTING A REBOOT WITH A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE >> ARE YOU GOING TO LUNCH? >> IN A MINUTE I HAVE TO TALK TO COLLINS >> HURRY UP SLOPPY JOES TODAY >> "THE WONDER YEARS" WILL FOCUS ON A BLACK FAMILY SET IN THE TURBULENT LATE 1960s IN MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA

EMPIRE COCREATOR LEE DANIELS IS SPEARHEADING THE PROJECT WITH FRED SAVAGE ON BOARD AS A DIRECTOR AND ALSO EXECUTIVE PRODUCER [ BELL RINGING ] >>> THE PANDEMIC CANNOT SLOW DOWN THE RALLY ON WALL STREET THE NASDAQ SOARED NEARLY 150 POINTS, HITTING A NEW HIGH ON BIG GAINS FROM APPLE AND AMAZON THE DOW AND S&P ALSO FINISHED IN THE GREEN RIGHT NOW FUTURES ARE FLAT AHEAD OF THE WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS DUE OUT LATER THIS MORNING >>> DISTURBING NEWS FROM UNITED AIRLINES JOINING US FROM LONDON WITH WHAT WE CAN EXPECT IS JEWEL IN AIA TATTELBAUM >> THE MOST IMPORTANT NUMBER FOR INVESTORS TO WATCH IS THE JOBLESS CLAIMS NUMBER DUE OUT LATER ON TODAY ECONOMISTS ARE EXPECTING ANOTHER 138 MILLION PEOPLE TO HAVE FILED FOR CLAIMS LAST WEEK LATELY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT AN ONGOING BASIS STANDS AROUND 20 MILLION

THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT FROM THE RECENT PAST BUT STILL MUCH HIGHER THAN DURING THE GREAT RECESSION SO PRETTY DIRE NUMBERS WHEN IT COMES TO UNEMPLOYMENT AND ON THAT NOTE WE'VE HEARD FROM ONE OF THE AIRLINES UNITED AIRLINES IS SET TO CUT UP TO 36,000 JOBS THE MAIN FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION SAYS THIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED IT'S BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE'VE SEEN BEFORE BY FIVE TIMES SO HUGE NUMBER OF JOB LOSSES COMING >>> IN TODAY'S "QUICK HITS" A NEW BATWOMAN IN GOTHAM JAVICIA LESLIE WILL BECOME THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN AS SHE REPLACES RUBY ROSE >> SHEPARD SMITH WE WELCOME TO THE NBC NEWS FAMILY, JOINING CNBC COVERING BREAKING NEWS AND HOSTING A ONE-HOUR EVENING NEWSCAST STARTING THIS FALL >>> AND WWE'S KEITH LEE HAS MADE HISTORY ENDING THE RECORD-BREAKING NXT TITLE REIGN OF ADAM COLE LEE IS THE SECOND BLACK CHAMPION IN HISTORY >>> WE'RE JOINED WITH A NEW TROPICAL THREAT >> WE HAVE THE TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BREW ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC INTO THE NORTHEAST GOING INTO THE WEEKEND AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE HEAT THAT CONTINUES TO BUILD

IT'S A 90s TAKEOVER TODAY AND TOMORROW >>> ZENDAYA SHOWED US "MALCOLM AND MARIE" STARS ALONG JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON THE MOVIE WILL TACKLE SOME SOCIAL THEMES RELEVANT TO WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW AFTER PRODUCTION WAS PUT ON HOLD IN MARCH SHE REACHED OUT TO THE CREATOR SAM LEAVITTSON TO PITCH THE IDEA OF FILMING A MOVIE IN QUARANTINE HE HAD A DRAFT WRITTEN SIX DAYS LATER >>> JOHNNY DEPP RECOUNTING IN COURT WHAT HE CALLS HIS CHILDISH SENSE OF HUMOR HE'S SUING "THE SUN" FOR DEFAMATION AFTER THEY CALLED HIM A WIFE BEATER DEPP ALLEGES IT WAS HERD ABUSING HIM THE BRITISH TABLOIDS ROUNDING UP ANOTHER DAY OF JAW-DROPPING HEADLINES

JOINING US IS CHAPMAN BELL I'M SURE THERE'S FIERY TESTIMONY OVER THERE >> THAT'S RIGHT, PHILLIP ANOTHER DAY IN COURT AND MORE HEADLINES "THE SUN" HE'S SUING FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER "MARK OF DEPP" ALLEGING HE DID THIS TO HER OTHER HEADLINES "I'LL PUT AMBER'S DOG IN A MICROWAVE" MORE DETAILS IN COURT TODAY ABOUT THEIR VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP, BUT THEY WERE LOOKING MORE INTO HIS DRUG USE AND SOME JOKES HE HAD ALLEGEDLY MADE THE COURT FOCUSING ON DEPP'S DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE, SEEING AN IMAGE OF HIM ALLEGEDLY PASSED OUT ON THE FLOOR HE SAYS HE WAS JUST SLEEPING THE COURT WAS ALSO SHOWN IMAGES OF A TABLE ALLEGEDLY FROM INSIDE HIS HOUSE SHOWING LINES OF COCAINE ON THE TABLE, THEM TRYING TO SAY THAT HE HAS TWO SIDES OF HIM, ONE WHO IS AN ABUSER OF ALCOHOL AND DRUGS, THUS TURNING INTO WHAT THEY CALL A MONSTER AND ABUSING HER OF COURSE, HE DENIES ANY TIME STRIKING HER ONE TIME THERE WAS ALLEGEDLY HE STRUCK HER ON AN AIRPLANE WHEN HE ACCUSED HER OF HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH JAMES FRANCO HE SAID HE DID NOT DO THIS HE ALSO SAID THEY ALSO SHOWED TEXT MESSAGES BETWEEN HIM AND PAUL BETTANY, HE MADE SICK JOKES BUT NONE OF IT WAS ANYTHING INVOLVING HITTING HER

SO WE'LL BE HEARING LOTS MORE OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS >> WOW LIKE THREE SEASONS OF THE MOST DRAMATIC SHOW YOU HEARD PACKED INTO TWO DAYS >> THIS IS JUST LIKE 40 SECONDS THERE'S SO MUCH MORE >> CHAPMAN, THANK YOU >>> NOW TO A KANSAS MAN WHO GOT A SPECIAL DELIVERY ON HIS PORCH, A FOUR-FOOT-LONG SNAKE HE FOUND IT BECAUSE THE HEADSET OFF THE DOORBELL'S MOTIO >>> IT'S THE CDC VERSUS THE PRESIDENT OVER GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

AND THE WHITE HOUSE THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT ONE OF THE STARS OF THE HIT TV SHOW "GLEE" IS MISSING AS POLICE SUSPEND THE SEARCH UNTIL FIRST LIGHT >> AND WE HAVE GOT THE JUST-RELEASED TRANSCRIPT FROM THE BODY CAM VIDEO IN THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH HE TOLD OFFICERS I CAN'T BREATHE, 20 TIMES >> PLUS, WE WILL TALK TO THE HERO EX-MARINE, WHO HELPED SAVE A 3-YEAR-OLD AFTER BEING THROWN FROM A THIRD-FLOOR INFERNO "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA WE BEGIN WITH THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC INFECTION RATES ARE RISING, ACROSS THE COUNTRY ONLY A HANDFUL OF STATES IN THE NORTHEAST ARE SEEING THEIR NUMBERS GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN NEW HOTSPOTS, THE CASES ARE SOARING >> ACCORDING TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DATABASE, THE US

JUST SET ANOTHER DAILY RECORD OF NEW CASES, WITH OVER 59,000 IT IS THE FIFTH NATIONAL RECORD SET IN NINE DAYS >> AS THE COUNTRY SCRAMBLES TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AGAIN, MORE LEADERS ARE ORDERING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC NEW MANDATES WERE ISSUED FOR THE CITY OF ATLANTA AND FOR THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW JERSEY >> THE IVY LEAGUE HAS CANCELLED ALL SPORTS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER THEY CAN PRACTICE GIVEN THEY STAY IN SCHOOL GUIDELINES A DECISION ON WHETHER FALL SPORTS CAN BE PLAYED IN THE SPRING WILL BE MADE AT A LATER DATE

>> AUSTRALIA'S SECOND LARGEST CITY HAS BEEN FORCED BACK INTO LOCKDOWN FOR SIX WEEKS MELBOURNE SAW A SPIKE OF NEW CASES, SO ABOUT 5 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO STAY AT HOME, EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL BUSINESS HERE, IN THE US, THERE'S A PUSH TO GET STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL HERE'S NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ESCALATING HIS PUSH FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> LEARNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM OUR SCHOOLS, WE WANT THEM OPEN IN THE FALL

>> EARLIER, COMPLAINING ON TWITTER ABOUT THE CDC'S VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS BLASTING THEM AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE WHILE THEY WANT THEM OPEN, THEY ARE ASKING SCHOOLS TO DO VERY IMPRACTICAL THINGS HOURS LATER, THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THE CDC WILL ISSUE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS NEXT WEEK >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE TO BE A REASON SCHOOLS DON'T REOPEN EVERY AMERICAN KNOWS THAT WE CAN SAFELY REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS >> AMONG THE CDC'S CURRENT RECOMMENDED POLICIES, KEEP DESKS SIX FEET APART, IF FEASIBLE

CLOSE CAFETERIAS AND PLAYGROUNDS, IF POSSIBLE WITH CONFLICTING MESSAGES, THE CDC DIRECTOR TRIED TO PROVIDE CLARITY FOR SCHOOLS >> I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT IT IS NOT THE INTENT OF CDC'S GUIDELINES IS TO BE USED AS A RATIONALE TO KEEP SCHOOLS CLOSED >> THE PRESIDENT IS, ALSO, NOW THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THOSE THAT DON'T OPEN THEIR DOORS, ALTHOUGH MOST SCHOOL BUMGDGETS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS POINTING TO STUDENTS ALREADY BACK IN CLASSROOMS IN EUROPE THE DEMS THINK IT WOULD BE BAD FOR THEM POLITICALLY IF US SCHOOLS OPEN BEFORE THE ELECTION THE CDC SAYING CHANCES OF CHILDREN GETTING SICK OR SPREADING THE VIRUS ARE REMOTE

>> THIS VIRUS DOES NOT CAUSE SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS IN CHILDREN WE REALLY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CYCLE OF THIS >> TEACHERS WARN, AMONG THEIR MEMBERS, THE FEARS ARE REAL >> NOBODY'S GOING TO GO BACK FULL TIME IN THE — IN A SITUATION, WHERE YOU CAN'T PROTECT THEIR HEALTH >> THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS SAYS IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF SCHOOLS NEED TO OPEN, BUT HOW? ARGUING THE RISK OF KEEPING STUDENTS ISOLATED AT HOME IS GREATER THAN SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL

PHILLIP >> THANK YOU >> NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY IS JOININGjV■y■HARVARD AND MIT

LEGAL BATTLE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUSHING BACK AGAINST NEW RULES BARRING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM LIVING IN THE COUNTRY, WHILE TAKING ONLINE CLASSES CAROLINE CONNOLLY FROM OUR BOSTON AFFILIATE, WBTS, HAS THIS REPORT >> Reporter: AS COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES PREPARE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER, THEY'RE ALSO NOW READYING FOR A FIGHT WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT >> IT WAS REMARKABLY DESTABILIZING >> HARVARD SOPHOMORE DANIEL BLUNT IS ONE OF THOUSANDS AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL PROMPTED BY AN ORDER FROM IMMIGRATION CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT IF THEIR SCHOOL ONLY OFFERS ONLINE COURSES THIS YEAR DUE TO COVID-19

>> IT LEFT ME IN A POSITION NOT KNOWING WHETHER I SHOULD BE LEAVING TOMORROW WHETHER I SHOULD BE LEAVING NEXT WEEK >> HARVARD, ALONG WITH MIT, FIRED BACK IN A LAWSUIT

ARG ARGUING ICE'S ACTION, THEY WROTE, LEAVES HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH NO EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES >> THIS IS THE HEIGHT OF ARBITRARY

>> IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY SUSAN CHURCH SAYS SCHOOLS HAVE A STRONG CASE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, IN MARCH, STUDENTS HERE ON F1 VISAS WERE CONSIDERED EXEMPT FROM RULES THAT TYPICALLY REQUIRED THEY DO SOME COLLEGE COURSES IN PERSON THE CHANGE IN POLICY NOW COMES WITHOUT ANY REASONABLE EXPLANATION, ACCORDING TO CHURCH >> HAS NO BASIS IN REALITY, EXCEPT TO PROMOTE THE ADMINISTRATION'S AGENDA OF MAKING EVERYBODY GO BACK TO WORK, AT GREAT RISK TO THEIR HEALTH >> FOR STUDENTS AT HARVARD AND MI

T, BOTH LARGELY OFFERING ONLINE LEARNING THIS FALL, THE CLASH WITH WASHINGTON HAS MADE RETURNING AN EVEN GREATER CHALLENGE >> IT IS HARD TO RECONCILE THAT WITH A COUNTRY, FROM ONE MINUTE TO THE NEXT, CAN DESTABILIZE AND SORT OF, ESSENTIALLY, INVALIDATE YOUR ABILITY TO BE IN THE COUNTRY >> THANKS TO CAROLINE CONNOLLY FROM OUR BOSTON AFFILIATE FOR THAT REPORT >> NEWLY RELEASED TRANSCRIPTS FROM MINNEAPOLIS POLICE BODY CAMERAS PROVIDE A MORE DETAILED ACCOUNT OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH

THEY REVEAL THAT FLOYD TOLD THE OFFICERS RESTRAINING HIM THAT HE COULDN'T BREATHE MORE THAN 20 TIMES BUT ACCORDING TO THE TRANSCRIPTS, DEREK CHAUVIN, THE OFFICER WHO PRESSED HIS KNEE AGAINST FLOYD'S NECK, DISMISSED HIS PLEAS SAYING IT TAKES A HECK OF A LOT OF OXYGEN TO TALK THE TRANSCRIPTS WERE MADE PUBLIC BY ATTORNEYS FOR THOMAS LANE ONE OF THE FOUR FORMER OFFICERS INVOLVED AS PART OF THE REQUEST TO HAVE THE CASE AGAINST HIM DISMISSED >> AFTER A DELAY, NEW YORK CITY IS GEARING UP TO START PAINTING BLACK LIVES MATTER ON FIFTH AVENUE, DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER

CITY SOURCES SAY NEW YORK MAYOR BILL de BLASIO WILL ALSO TAKE PART THE MURAL'S ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT DREW CRITICISM FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO CALLED IT A SYMBOL OF HATE >> THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE, TODAY, ON THE BITTER BATTLE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS JUSTICES WILL DECIDE WHETHER CONGRESS AND THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL RECORDS, WHICH HE HAS FOUGHT, TIRELESSLY, TO KEEP PRIVATE AND ALSO, A BLOW TO OBAMACARE IN A 7-2 DECISION YESTERDAY, THE COURT UPHELD NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES THAT ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO OPT OUT OF PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PREVIOUSLY, RELIGIOUSLY-AFFILIATED EMPLOYERS WERE EXEMPT

NOW, FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES CAN ALSO OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIONS >> A KEY IMPEACHMENT WITNESS IS RETIRING FROM THE ARMY AFTER HIS PROMOTION WAS HELD UP LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN TESTIFIED IN NOVEMBER THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CALL WITH UKRAINE'S LEADER LAST JULY WAS IMPROPER HE WAS OUSTED FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S ACQUITTAL OF BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, AND RETALIATION, LED BY THE PRESIDENT ANOTHER PURPLE HEART RESCIPIENT, DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH, IS VOWING TO BLOCK HUNDREDS OF PROMOTIONS UNTIL THE PENTAGON — QUOTE THE THAT LED TO VINDMAN'S RETIREMENT

>> DEMANDING ANSWERS AND JUSTICE, THEY ARE CALLING ON AUTHORITIES TO RELEASE ALL BODY CAMERA VIDEO OF THE JULY 4th INCIDENT NBC'S DAN SHENEMAN HAS THE LATEST AND JUST A WARNING, THE IMAGES WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE MAY BE DISTURBING >> I AM BROKENHEARTED FOR THE LOSS OF MY SON JAMES >> THE FAMILY OF JAMES GARCIA, DEMANDING ANSWERS, CALLING FOR JUSTICE >> WE ARE, TRAGICALLY, LEFT TO GRIEVE, WITHOUT ANSWERS ABOUT WHY OUR LOVED ONE WERE KILLED >> GARCIA WAS KILLED JULY 4th, BY PHOENIX POLICE THE INCIDENT WAS CAPTURED BY A BYSTANDER

GARCIA, SITTING IN A PARKED CAR IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE SHOTS GARCIA'S FAMILY AND ALLIES WANT TO SEE MORE >> EVERY SINGLE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE, FROM EVERY OFFICER THAT WAS PRESENT ON JULY 4th, INCLUDING THE 9-1-1 CALLS EVERYTHING FROM THE CALL, TO THE DISPATCH, TO THE AFTERMATH >> POLICE SAY THEY RESPONDED TO A 9-1-1 CALLER, WHO CLAIMED HE WAS BEING THREATENED WITH A KNIFE THE CALLER, POLICE SAY, DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE

THEY SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA THEY ASKED GARCIA TO LEAVE HIS CAR, TO SECURE THE SCENE >> THAT'S WHEN MR GARCIA DECIDED THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS ANYMORE AND HE ROLLED HIS WINDOW AND THAT'S WHEN HE ARMED HIMSELF WITH A GUN >> POLICE SAY GARCIA THEN POINTED THE WEAPON AT THE OFFICER POLICE SAY THEY RECOVERED THE GUN, BUT NEVER FOUND A KNIFE INSIDE THE CAR DAN SHENEMAN, NBC NEWS >> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB ON OUR THURSDAY WEATHER HEY, JANESSA, GOOD TO SEE YOU THIS MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING, FRANCES AND PHILLIP GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAD A SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK FOR LAST NIGHT IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, OVER 215 REPORTS OF WIND DAMAGE AND TORNADOS MAKING THEIR WAY ACROSS CENTRAL MINNEAPOLIS THIS AFTERNOON, WE CONTINUE TO SEE THAT SEVERE WEATHER OUTBREAK IN MANY SPOTS 16 MILLION PEOPLE, FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS ALL THE WAY INTO THE MIDWEST, DAMAGING WIND GUSTS, ALSO, SOME TORNADOS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

DALLAS HEATING UP THIS AFTERNOON THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE, 105 DEGREES RAIN MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE MIDWEST ALL THE WAY INTO THE MID MIDATLANTIC ALBUQUERQUE, LOTS OF SUNSHINE TODAY WITH HEAT ADVISORIES I >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT AUTHORITIES ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR ACTRESS NIYA RIVERA

OFFICIALS FOUND HER 4-YEAR-OLD ALONE ON A BOAT IN VENTURA COUNTY LATE LAST NIGHT, THEY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE SEARCH FOR RIVERA AND PLAN TO RESUME AT FIRST LIGHT HOURS THEY SAY THE 33-YEAR-OLD "GLEE" STAR RENTED THE BOAT ABOUT 1:00 PM AND HER SON WAS FOUND ALONE THREE HOURS LATER THEY BELIEVE SHE WENT SWIMMING AND NEVER MADE IT BACK HER ACTING CAREER BEGAN AT THE AGE OF 4 SHE'S BEEN A HOST OF TV SHOWS AND MOVIES ALSO, LANDING A BREAKOUT ROLE IN GLEE

>> NOW, TO OUR SERIES INEQUALITY IN AMERICA A NEW STUDY FINDS ISSUES OF SYSTEMIC BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION IN CALIFORNIA IN THE VERY SAME SYSTEM THAT PROMISES TO BE FAIR AND BALANCED HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE IS STRETCHING BEYOND LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND INTO THE COURTROOM WHERE, NATIONWIDE, BLACK PEOPLE ARE CONVICTED AT HIGHER RATES >> THEY'RE PROSECUTED MORE THE THEY'RE ARRESTED MORE

THEY'RE PUNISHED MORE AND VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEM ACTUALLY SIT IN JUDGMENT OF THEM >> BRENDAN WOODS, THE CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER IN OKLAHAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SAYS IT ALL BEGAN WITH BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION >> AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN CAN COUNT THE NUMBER OF BLACK JURORS SHE'S HAD ON ONE HAND >> DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL BUT PREEMPTORY CHALLENGES ALLOW THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO DISMISS POTENTIAL JURORS, WITHOUT ANY CAUSE

WHILE EITHER SIDE HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO STRIKE, WOODS SAYS PROSECUTORS OFTEN DEFEND THEIR STRIKES USING REASONS THAT ONLY APPEAR RACE NEUTRAL >> I HAD A JUROR, AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN, WHO WAS ACTUALLY EXCLUDED BECAUSE SHE WAS WEARING WHAT'S CALLED A PUFFY COAT >> A NEW REVIEW OF APPEALS INVOLVING ISSUES WITH PREEMPTORY STRIKES FIND PROSECUTORS STRIKING BLACK JURORS IN 72% OF THOSE CASES WHILE STRIKING WHITE JURORS IN LESS THAN 1% SOME OF THE REASONS? BECAUSE THEY HAD DREADLOCKS, WERE SLOUCHING, WORE A SHORT SKIRT, AND BLINGED OUT SANDALS VISITED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WERE INCARCERATED OR HAD NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT >> IF YOU SAY THAT YOU CAN'T BE THERE BECAUSE YOU DISTRUST THE POLICE, YOU ARE THEN GOING TO EXCLUDE 98% OF BLACK PEOPLE FROM JURY SERVICE

>> THE ASSOCIATION OF DEPUTY DAs IN LA CALLS THE STUDY FLAWED WRITING, IN PART, THE CASES EXAMINED CONSTITUTE LESS THAN 1% OF JURY TRIALS CONDUCTED IN THE STATE TO DRAW A CONCLUSION THAT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS PERVASIVE STRETCHES THE DEFINITION OF PERVASIVE >> I'VE, LITERALLY, HAD JURY TRIALS WHERE ONE OF THE JURORS CAME IN AND HAD, YOU KNOW, TATTOOS ACROSS THEIR FOREHEAD THAT SAID, YOU KNOW, F THE POLICE THAT'S NOT A JUROR THAT YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE IS GOING TO LISTEN, OBJECTIVELY, TO THE TESTIMONY OF A POLICE OFFICER >> UC BERKELEY LAW PROFESSOR, ELIZABETH, WHO LED THE STUDY, ALSO, HELPED CRAFT STATE LEGISLATION OPPOSED BY MANY PROSECUTORS AND SOME JUDGES

THAT WOULD MAKE MANY OF THE REASONS USED TO DEFEND JURY STRIKES, INVALID >> THE STATUS QUO PERPETUATES DISCRIMINATION, AND IT IS PAST TIME TO TAKE A BOLD AND DECISIVE STEP TOWARD ENDING IT >> GROWING CALLS T >>> ACTION PARK WAS THE CHAOS SUMMER PARK WITH VERY LITTLE OVERSIGHT, TOO MUCH ALCOHOL, WHISTLES BLOWING, PEOPLE SCREAMING, MOTORS RUNNING IT WAS AN ENERGY >> ACTION PARK WAS DUBBED THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WATER PARK, AFTER MANY CARELESS SUMMERS THERE IN THE '80s AND '90s FROM THEIR HAZARDOUS WAVE POOL, AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED THERE

THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING RESURRECTED IN THE NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED CLASS ACTION PARK THAT WILL PREMIERE THIS AUGUST ON HBO MAX >> MAYBE THE BEST PLACE TO BE RIGHT NOW WITH SOME OF THE HEAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING, HERE IS NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, ONCE AGAIN >> HEY, GOOD MORNING DO WHAT EVER YOU CAN TO STAY HYDRATED WE ARE SEEING EXCESSIVE HEAT ACROSS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ALL THE WAY INTO THE NORTHEAST AND ALSO, WATCHING A TROPICAL SYSTEM CURRENTLY IN — BUT I DO THINK THIS WILL FADE BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON WE'LL GET THIS 70% CHANCE AND CURRENTLY SITTING OUTSIDE THE CAROLINA COAST, IT WILL MAKE ITS WAY INTO >>> KANYE WEST SAYS THAT HE IS DONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH "FORBES," THE RAPPER SAYS HE'S TAKEN OFF THE MAGA HAT BECAUSE TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY, QUOTE, LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG MESS

KANYE ALSO INSISTED HIS INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL BID IS NOT A STUNT AND HE WOULD CHOOSE A LITTLE-KNOWN PREACHER FROM WYOMING WE SHOULD NOTE WEST HAS NOT FILED ANY PAPERWORK AND ALREADY MISSED THE DEADLINE IN SEVERAL STATES >> JOHNNY DEPP WAS BACK IN COURT THE ACTOR, SUING THE SUN NEWSPAPERS, ACCUSING THEM OF DEFAMATION, AFTER THEY PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE CALLING HIM A WI WIFE BEATER AND THEN, THESE ARE THE HEADLINES THAT YOU SEE RIGHT THERE

ANOTHER SCATHING DAY WHEN IT COMES TO THESE — DEPP ALLEGES IT WAS ACTUALLY HEARD, WHO WAS ABUSING HIM AND THEN, YOU SEE THOSE HEADLINES RIGHT THERE JUST FOR DAY TWO >> NOT THE LAST WE ARE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT MUSIC GROUP LADY A, DROPPED ANTEBELLUM TO THEIR ORIGINAL NAME BECAUSE OF TIES TO SLAVERY

>> I HOPE THAT THEY WILL REACH OUT, EVENTUALLY, AND OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKE BECAUSE I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT IT'S AN HONEST MISTAKE AND WILL RECTIFY IT AND GIVE ME MY NAME BACK BECAUSE THEY JUST — EVERYTHING IS NO >>> THE PANDEMIC CAN'T SLOW DOWN THE RALLY ON WALL STREET THE NASDAQ SOARED NEARLY 150 POINTS, HITTING A NEW HIGH ON BIG GAINS FROM TECH TITANS LIKE APPLE AND AMAZON THE DOW AND S&P ALSO FINISHED IN THE GREEN JOBLESS CLAIMS DUE OUT LATER THIS MORNING EXPECTED TO SHOW ANOTHER 14 MILLION WORKERS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT >> UNITED AIRLINES SENT WARNINGS TO NEARLY 36,000 FRONTLINE EMPLOYEES

THAT'S MORE THAN A THIRD OF ITS STAFF ABOUT POTENTIAL FURLOUGHS AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO JUST BROIL TRAVEL DEMAND WORKERS INFORMED THEIR JOBS ARE AT RISK MIGHT NOT ULTIMATELY GET FURLOUGHED AND IT WILL TRY AND EXHAUST VOLUNTARY MEASURES BEFORE CUTTING WORKERS >> YOU KNOW THE SAYING, NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES A FORMER MARINE AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER IS SPEAKING OUT, AFTER HE HEROICALLY SPRUNG INTO ACTION TO SAVE A TODDLER, WHO WAS THROWN FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING BUT HE WASN'T THE ONLY ONE WHO SAVED THE DAY NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ HAS THE STORY

>> Reporter: UNDER A BURNING APARTMENT IN ARIZONA, A SPRINT AND A HEART-STOPPING CATCH >> I JUST HAD TUNNEL VISION ON THE BOY, AND JUST MADE THE — GOD HELPED ME WITH THAT CATCH >> THE MAN SEEN CLUTCHING THE 3-YEAR-OLD BOY NAMED JAMESON, IS PHILLIP BLANKS, A FORMER MARINE AND HE WASN'T THE ONLY HERO THAT DAY NEARBY, ANOTHER MAN, HEARD THE SCREAMS OF JAMESON'S SISTER ROXANNE AND THOUGHT OF HIS OWN TWO KIDS >> I KICKED IT IN AND ONCE I GOT THE DOOR OPENED, I JUST SEEN A LOT OF LIKE SMOKE AND HEAT

>> AND YOU STILL WENT INSIDE >> I JUST RAN IN THERE AND I GRABBED HER BY THE ARMS AND I PICKED HER UP AND SHE WAS LIKE, GET ME, GET ME >> TRAGICALLY, THE CHILDREN'S MOTHER DIED IN THE FIRE TRYING TO GET HER KIDS TO SAFETY >> MY GOAL IS JUST TO BE INVOLVED IN BOTH OF THEIR LIVES, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE MAKE SURE THAT THEY FEEL LOVED AND THEY KNOW THAT THEIR MOTHER WAS A HERO

>> TWO STRANGERS, HOPING TO BE THERE FOR THE KIDS IN THE FUTURE, LIKE THEY WERE ON THIS FATEFUL DAY GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS >> JUST UNBELIEVABLE >> WE THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE IN UNIFORM AND OUT OF IT, RIGHT THERE

>> YEAH ALL RIGHT THE PENGUINS AT CHICAGO'S SHED AQUARIUM, THEY WERE OUT ON ANOTHER FIELD TRIP THIS TIME, THEY WERE VISITING DINOSAUR EXHIBITS THE PENG WIUINS NAMED IZZY AND DARWIN LOOK AT THEM ADMIRING THOSE DINOS >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT ONE OF THE STARS FROM THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW GLEE IS MISSING POLICE HAVE SUSPENDED THE SEARCH IN CALIFORNIA'S LAKE PYRO UNTIL DAYLIGHT WE HAVE LATE DETAILS AHEAD

>> TO THE BATTLE OVER KIDS RETURNING TO SCHOOL PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTTING ON THE PRESSURE THE CDC AT ODDS WITH THE WHITE HOUSE OVER GUIDELINES SO WHAT ARE PARENTS TO DO IN THE MIDST OF THE PANDEMIC? >> NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO FROM OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT BUILDING WHERE BREONNA TAYLOR WAS SHOT AND KILLED HER BOYFRIEND, TALKING WITH POLICE, JUST MOMENTS AFTER THE INCIDENT >> DISTURBING NEWS OUT FROM UNITED AIRLINES SAYING THAT UP TO 36,000 EMPLOYEES COULD BE FACING A FURLOUGH SIGNALING DICEY TIMES AHEAD FOR THE INDUSTRY A BUSY THURSDAY AHEAD

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA THE SUMMER SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES, SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN ACCORDING TO "NEW YORK TIMES" DATA, THE US JUST REACHED ANOTHER SINGLE-DAY RECORD

CONFIRMING MORE THAN 59,000 CASES AND AT LEAST FIVE STATES RECORDED SINGLE-DAY HIGHS >> THE DANGEROUS RISE OF INFECTIONS IS LEADING TO MORE MASK MANDATES THERE ARE NEW ORDERS IN ATLANTA AND THE ENTIRE STATE OF NEW JERSEY FOR FACE COVERINGS TO BE WORN IN PUBLIC >> A TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL IN TULSA SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RALLY LAST MONTH LIKELY CONTRIBUTED TO A SPIKE IN COVID CASES A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT, THE CITY CONFIRMED 89 CASES IN ONE DAY

THEN, BETWEEN MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF THIS WEEK, TULSA REPORTED NEARLY 500 CASES >> A FLORIDA FAMILY IS FACING FEDERAL CHARGES AFTER AUTHORITIES SAY THEY MARKETED A COVID-19 CURE CALLED MIRACLE MINERAL SOLUTION ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, THE FAMILY IDENTIFIED AS THE GRIGNONS MARKETED MMS, WHICH IS ACTUALLY A BLEACH, AS A CURE FOR COVID-19 >> GATHER BROOKS IN QUARANTINE IN OKLAHOMA THE COUNTRY MUSIC STARS POSTPONED THEIR FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS AFTER POSSIBLY BEING EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS BUT THEY SAY THEY ARE BOTH DOING FINE >> IT IS FEAR OF EXPOSURE THAT HAS PARENTS AND TEACHERS WONDERING HOW SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN, SAFELY, IN THE FALL

WE TURN TO NBC'S SUSAN McGUINNESS FOR THIS REPORT >> Reporter: AS THE UNITED STATES NOTCHES MORE BLEAK RECORDS FOR CORONAVIRUS, AN ASTONISHING 3 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES AND MORE THAN 60,000, IN ONE DAY THIS COMMENT FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT >> WE BELIEVE THE TAKEAWAY FROM THIS, FOR EVERY AMERICAN, PARTICULARLY IN THOSE STATES THAT ARE IMPACTED, IS — IS KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING >> THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUING ITS PRESSURE CAMPAIGN TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY AND SCHOOLS >> WE WANT TO LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM

SO OUR SCHOOLS, WE WANT THEM OPEN IN THE FALL >> THE ADMINISTRATION, NOW, PLANNING TO ISSUE ITS OWN REOPENING GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP OPENLY ATTACKED A BLUEPRINT FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, AS TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE AND THREATENED TO WITHHOLD FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DON'T FULLY REOPEN >> WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET STATES A STRONG INCENTIVE AND AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE ADDING PRESSURE, AT A TIME WHEN MANY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES ONLY PART TIME THE HEAD OF THE CDC STEPPING BACK FROM HIS AGENCY'S OWN MESSAGING >> OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT REQUIREMENTS, AND THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE PRESCRIPTIVE

>> HARVARD AND MIT PUSHING BACK FILING SUIT AGAINST THE WHITE HOUSE, AFTER ITS DIRECTIVE THAT WOULD REVOKE VISAS FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, WHO DON'T ATTEND SCHOOLS IN PERSON >> WE'RE GOING TO STAY FOCUSED, AT THIS TASK FORCE, ON SAVING LIVES AND REOPENING AMERICA'S ECONOMY, SCHOOLS, WORK, AND WORSHIP >> Reporter: AN EFFORT TO PUT THE PANDEMIC IN THE REAR-VIEW MIRROR, EVEN AS EXPERTS WARN TOUGH TIMES ARE STILL ON THE HORIZON

SUSAN McGUINNESS, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> EVEN AS THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE CHANGING, MANY STATES AND CITIES, INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY, ARE TRYING TO PREPARE THEIR OWN PLANS TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> IT'S THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR >> PARENTS WANT THIS FOR THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEY WANT THIS SO THEY CAN RESTORE THEIR LIVELIHOODS FOR THEIR FAMILIES BUT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS, WHATEVER WE DO HAS TO BE, FIRST AND FOREMOST, SEEN THROUGH THE PRISM OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

>> MAYOR BILL de BLASIO ANNOUNCED THAT STUDENTS WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK THE REST OF THE TIME, LEARNING FROM HOME THERE WILL BE FEWER KIDS IN CLASSROOMS AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED BUT ALMOST AS SOON AS THE MAYOR SPOKE, GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAID HANG ON THE FINAL DECISION WON'T BE MADE UNTIL AUGUST >> WE WANT TO MAKE THAT DECISION, WITH THE BEST-AVAILABLE DATA >> A SNAPSHOT OF JUST SOME OF THE CONFUSION SURROUNDING THE OPENING OF SCHOOLS COMPETING PLANS AND CONFLICTING MESSAGES, WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE IN TEXAS, THE EDUCATION AGENCY MANDATED THAT SCHOOLS BE OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK BUT GAVE PARENTS THE OPTION TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING, AT HOME, AS WELL >> IT TRULY BECOMES MENTAL HEALTH VERSUS PHYSICAL HEALTH

AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THAT CALL I TRULY DON'T KNOW >> IN DALLAS, WHERE CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN SURGING, THE SUPERINTENDENT ISN'T SURE WHAT THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE >> WE WILL HAVE THE BUILDINGS OPEN I AM CONCERNED ABOUT HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL COME AND ACTUALLY, I'M –CONCERNED ABOUT HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WILL COME >> HIS CONCERNS MAY BE JUSTIFIED

A TEACHERS UNION IN TEXAS ACCUSED THE STATE OF ACTING WITH GROSS NEGLIGENCE >> WITH THE HOPE THAT THESE NUMBERS GET BETTER >> WELL, HOPE'S NOT A STRATEGY SO THAT'S VERY CONCERNING THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GET WORSE, THEN, WE HAVE TO MAKE DIFFERENT DECISIONS, AT THAT POINT >> THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN BURLINGTON, IOWA, THIS WEEK

THE COUNTY, CANCELLING ITS IN-PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AFTER EIGHT STUDENTS ARRIVED WITH FEVERS A REMINDER THAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL MAY BE THE GOAL, BUT THE VIRUS MIGHT GET THE FINAL SAY STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS >> NOW, TO NEW RESEARCH ABOUT HOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE MAY IMPACT YOUR RISK FOR CORONAVIRUS HERE IS NBC'S CRAIG MELVIN >> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NEW RESEARCH NOW HAS MANY ASKING, HOW DOES YOUR BLOOD TYPE IMPACT YOUR RISK OF THE FOUR MAIN BLOOD GROUPS, A, AB, AND O, PEOPLE WITH TYPE O BLOOD HAVE A LOWER RISK OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONMENT WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE A HAVE A GREATER RISK THAT'S ACCORDING TO RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

IN THE STUDY OF MORE THAN 1,600 PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THOSE WITH TYPE A BLOOD WERE MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP A SEVERE CASE, WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE O BLOOD WERE 35% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE SUCH AN ACUTE CASE THE GENETIC TESTING COMPANY, 23 AND ME, ALSO, RELEASING DATA THAT SHOWS O BLOOD TYPE APPEARS TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM THE VIRUS MORE THAN THE OTHER TYPES BUT DOCTORS POINT OUT, REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE, NO ONE IS GUARANTEED PROTECTION IN FACT, THERE'S LIKE AGE AND UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT >> THE BOTTOM LINE, THESE FINDINGS SHOULD NOT CHANGE ANYONE'S BEHAVIOR TRYING TO BE SAFE DURING THIS TIME AND THANKS TO CRAIG FOR THAT REPORT >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT

AUTHORITIES ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR ACTRESS NIYA RIVERA OFFICIALS FOUND HER 4-YEAR-OLD SON ON THE LAKE IN VENTURA COUNTY LATE LAST NIGHT, POLICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE SEARCH FOR RIVERA AND PLAN TO RESUME AT FIRST LIGHT IN JUST A FEW HOURS AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THIS AS A POSSIBLE DROWNING THEY SAY THE 33-YEAR-OLD GLEE STAR RENTED THE BOAT AROUND 1:00 PM

AND HER SON WAS FOUND ALONE THREE HOURS LATER THEY BELIEVE SHE WENT SWIMMING AND NEVER MADE IT BACK HER ACTING CAREER BEGAN ON THE "ROYAL FAMILY SINCE THEN, SHE'S BEEN ON TV SHOWS AND MOVIES, ULTIMATELY LANDING THAT BREAKOUT ROLE ON GLEE >> SHOWS THE MOMENTS TAYLOR WAS SHOT BY POLICE AND AFTER OFFICER JOHN MATTINGLY WAS SHOT IN THE LEG BY HER BOYFRIEND, KENNETH WALKER >> WE WERE SCARED AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHO IT WAS >> ONE OFFICER WAS ASKING WALKER WHY HE FIRED HIS GUN TAYLOR'S ATTORNEYS HAVE SUBPOENAED — OR FILED A SUBPOENA FOR BODY CAMERA VIDEO, BUT HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY

ONE OF THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE HAS BEEN FIRED AND LOUISVILLE HAS, ALSO, BANNED NO-KNOCK WARRANTS >> A KEY IMPEACHMENT WITNESS IS RETIRING FROM THE ARMY, AFTER HIS PROMOTION WAS HELD UP LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN TESTIFIED IN OCTOBER THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CALL WITH UKRAINE'S LEADER LAST JULY WAS IMPROPER HE WAS OUSTED FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S ACQUITTAL THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT SAYS THAT HE IS THE VICTIM OF A CAMPAIGN OF BULLYING, INTIMIDATION, AND RETALIATION, LED BY THE PRESIDENT ANOTHER PURPLE HEART RECIPIENT DEMOCRATIC SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH IS VOWING TO BLOCK HUNDREDS OF MILITARY PROMOTIONS UNTIL THE PENTAGON EXPLAINS, QUOTE, THE DISGRACEFUL SITUATION THAT LED TO VINDMAN'S RETIREMENT

>> THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE TODAY ON THE BITTER BATTLE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS JUSTICES WILL DECIDE WHETHER CONGRESS AND A MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL RECORDS, WHICH HE HAS FOUGHT TIRELESSLY TO KEEP PRIVATE AND A BLOW TO OBAMA CARE IN A 7-2 DECISION YESTERDAY, THE COURT UPHELD NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES, THAT ALLOW EMPLOYERS TO OPT OUT OF PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR CONTRACEPTIVES PREVIOUSLY, RELIGIOUSLY-AFFILIATED EMPLOYERS WERE EXEMPT WELL, NOW, FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES CAN, ALSO, OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIONS >> KANYE WEST SAYS HE'S DONE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH "FORBES," THE RAPPER SAYS HE'S TAKEN OFF THE MAGA HAT BECAUSE TRUMP'S PRESIDENCY, QUOTE, LOOKS LIKE ONE BIG MESS

KANYE ALSO INSISTED HIS INDEPENDENT PRESIDENTIAL BID IS NOT A PUBLICITY STUNT AND THAT HE WOULD CHOOSE AS HIS RUNNING MATE, A PREACHER FROM WYOMING WE SHOULD NOTE, KANYE WEST HAS STILL NOT FILED ANY PAPERWORK WITH THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION AND HAS ALREADY MISSED THE DEADLINE TO QUALIFY FOR THE BALLOT IN SEVERAL STATES >> AFTER A WEEK DELAY, NEW YORK CITY IS GEARING UP TO START PAINTING BLACK LIVES MATTER ON FIFTH AVENUE, DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER ACCORDING TO NBC 4 NEW YORK, THE PROJECT IS SET TO START THIS MORNING CITY SOURCES SAY NEW YORK MAYOR BILL de BLASIO WILL, ALSO, TAKE PART THE MURAL'S ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT DREW CRITICISM FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, WHO CALLED IT A SYMBOL OF HATE >> ALL RIGHT LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WE KNOW IT'S HOT, JANESSA

WE JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW HOT AND FOR HOW LONG GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING RELIEF IS DEFINITELY ON THE WAY NEED YOU GUYS TO HOLD ON FOR THE WEEKEND, WE ARE GOING TO SEE THIS COLD FRONT MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH BUT WE DID HAVE SEVERE WEATHER THE HEAT IS SPARKING UP SEVERE STORMS AND THAT WILL CONTINUE IN MANY SECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST

TODAY, 16 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE IMPACTED THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SHREVEPORT, STORMS WILL SAY WELL TO THE SOUTHEAST, INTO FLORIDA AS WELL WE CAN STILL SEE THE HEAT IS BUILDING TOWARD TEXAS FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURES NEAR 105 SO THE HEAT IS THE BIG TOPIC I'LL SHOW YOU RELIEF, COMING UP

>> SOUNDS GOOD >> THANK YOU, JANESSA IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, THERE IS A NEW BAT WOMAN IN GOTHAM THE FIRST BLACK WOMAN TO PLAY THE CHARACTER AS SHE REPLACES RUBY ROSE — >> VERY COOL WE'D LIKE TO WELCOME SHEPHERD SMITH TO THE NBC NEWS FAMILY HE WILL BE HOSTING A ONE-HOUR EVENING NEWSCAST THAT WILL START THIS FALL >> WW OWE, BREAKING A RECORD TIE OF ADAM COLE AND THE FIRST TO HOLD TWO NXT >>> LEADING THE NEWS NEW YORK STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS RELEASED DATA SUGGESTING THAT BLACK PROTESTORS WERE CHARGED WITH FELONIES AT A HIGHER RATE DURING BLACK LIVES MATTER DEMONSTRATIONS

ACCORDING TO A PRELIMINARY REPORT, OVER 2,000 PROTEST-RELATED ARRESTS WERE MADE FROM MAY 28th TO JUNE 7th 44% ARRESTED WERE WHITE, WHILE 39% WERE BLACK AND 13 LATINO THE REPORT ALSO FOUND 16% OF BLACK PROTESTORS WERE CHARGED WITH FELONIES, COMPARED WITH 8% OF LATINOS AND LESS THAN 4% WERE WHITE OR ASIAN >> THE PUSH TO RENAME NFL'S FRANCHISE IS GROWING WITH AMAZON BEING THE LATEST RETAILER TO PULL MERCHANDISE FROM ITS STORE MARYLAND GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN SPOKE TO TODAY SHOW ABOUT THE POTENTIAL NAME CHANGE >> I THINK THE TIME IS PROBABLY RIGHT I'M GLAD THEY'RE HAVING THAT DISCUSSION I BELIEVE THE NAME WILL BE CHANGED

>> THE TEAM STADIUM IS IN LANDOVER, MARYLAND FRANCHISE LEADERS ARE CONDUCTING A REVIEW OF THE TEAM'S NAME >> WITH THE US NOW OVER THE 3 MILLION MARK IN CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE LATEST SURGE IS PUSHING HOSPITALS TO THE BRINK AND NOW, WITH THE MASSIVE DEMAND FOR TESTING, SOME ARE HAVING TO WAIT WEEKS FOR RESULTS WHILE SELF-QUARANTINING

HERE IS NBC'S JOE FRYER >> IN LESS THAN A MONTH, THE US HAS SEEN A MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 >> IF YOU COME THROUGH THE ER RIGHT NOW, IT'S NOT LIKE YOU GET WHISKED UP TO ONE OF SEVERAL BEDS

>> 50-YEAR-OLD STEVE SKINNER WHO HAD NO PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS NEARLY DIED IN A TEXAS HOSPITAL >> AT ONE POINT, THEY LOST ME THEY HAD TO USE PADDLES ON ME TO GET MY HEART STARTED AGAIN >> NATIONWIDE, THE TESTING SYSTEM IS ALSO OVERWHELMED >> I WAS TOLD I WOULD GET MY RESULTS BACK IN 7 TO 14 DAYS

>> PATIENCE IS SHORT A SITE IN NEW ORLEANS RAN OUT OF TEST KITS IN JUST MINUTES >> I UNDERSTAND TESTS RUN OUT BUT AT THIS TIME, WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH >> THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAYS THE US IS NOW AVERAGING UP TO 700,000 TESTS A DAY

>> THE STATES REALLY CRUSHED THEIR GOAL IN JUNE >> BUT MANY EXPERTS SAY IT'S STILL NOT NEARLY ENOUGH >> WE SHOULD BE DOING MILLIONS OF TESTS A DAY PROBABLY, ABOUT 3 TO 4 MILLION TEXTS TESTS A DAY IF WE ARE GOING TO GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS DISEASE >> THE CHALLENGE IS NOT JUST THAT, IT'S GETTING RESULTS AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME FOR RESULTS IS NOW FOUR TO SIX DAYS, DOUBLE LAST MONTH LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE EXPERIENCING BACKLOGS, SOMETHING ROBERT LEARNED FIRSTHAND

>> THAT'S WHERE I SLEPT FOR TWO WEEKS ON THAT FOLD OUT — FOLD-OUT COUCH HE ISOLATED FROM HIS FAMILY AFTER FALLING ILL LAST MONTH BUT SAYS HIS TEST RESULT, WHICH WAS ULTIMATELY NEGATIVE, TOOK 27 DAYS >> MOSTLY, I WAS JUST ANGRY, YO KNOW, AT THE SYSTEM THAT IT DIDN'T WORK >> ASKING PEOPLE TO WAIT FOR DAYS OR WEEKS, IN MY MIND, IS JUST UNCONSCIONABLE AND INCREDIBLY HARMFUL FOR BOTH TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE AND CONTROLLING THE BREAK — THE OUTBREAK

>> EXPERTS SAY FOR THOSE WHO GET TESTED, QUICK RESULTS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR CONTACT TRACING >> IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO CONTACT TRACING AND THE TEST COMES BACK IN FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS, YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT DO CONTACT TRACING, BECAUSE IT'S ALREADY TOO LATE >> THE GOVERNMENT HAS INVESTED BILLIONS IN TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING A JOB THAT'S HARD, EVEN WITH QUICK RESULTS IN NEW YORK CITY LAST MONTH, THERE WERE ABOUT 12,000 POSITIVE CASES

CONTACT TRACERS WERE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MORE THAN 10,000 OF THEM BUT ONLY 6,700 COMPLETED AN INTERVIEW WITH A TRACER AND FEWER THAN HALF PROVIDED INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE THEY COULD HAVE INFECTED GROWIN >>> SCREAMS OF JOY LIKE THAT WILL SOON BE ILLEGAL IN JAPAN IN ORDER FOR A FEW THEME PARKS TO REOPEN AFTER CLOSING DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW RULE NO SCREAMING ON ROLLER COASTERS, FOR FEAR IT CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS

>> CAN'T THEY JUST WEAR A MASK YOU KNOW, WHILE THEY'RE DOING THAT THEY CAN STILL SCREAM >> NO LAUGHING IN COMEDY SHOWS >> RIGHT UNITED AIRLINES SENT A WARNING TO NEARLY 36,000 FRONT LINE EMPLOYEES MORE THAN A THIRD OF ITS STAFF ABOUT POTENTIAL FURLOUGHS AS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO ROYAL TRAVEL DEMAND WORKERS WHO ARE INFORMED THEIR JOBS ARE AT RISK MIGHT NOT ULTIMATELY GET FURLOUGHED AND THAT IT WILL TRY TO EXHAUST VOLUNT >>> HI, EVERYONE THIS IS THE NEWS YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR WHEN WILL WE SEE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IT'S COMING THIS WEEKEND AIR TEMPERATURE, STILL GOING TO BE IN THE LOWER 90s BU >>> ACTION PARK WAS THE CHAOS SUMMER PARK, WITH VERY LITTLE OVERSIGHT, TOO MUCH ALCOHOL, WHISTLES BLOWING, PEOPLE SCREAMI

IT WAS AN ENERGY >> ACTION PARK IS DUBBED THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS WATER PA ACTION PARK DUBS THE MOST DANGEROUS WATERPARK AFTER MANY CARELESS SUMMERS IN THE 80s AND 90s FROM THE HAVE REALLY HAZARDOUS WAVE POOL SPIRIT AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE HAVE DIED BECAUSE THOSE DETAILS ARE BEING RESURRECTED AND THEN NEW DOCUMENTARY CALLED CLASS- ACTION PARKS THAT WILL PREMIERE THIS AUGUST >> THERE ARE NEW DETAILS ABOUT A MAN WHO TANTRUM AFTER BEING ASKED TO WEAR A MASK >> BACK OFF! >> HE WAS QUICKLY IDENTIFIED ON SOCIAL MEDIA HAS THE HIGHEST PRODUCING SALES AGENT FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY THE AGENCY SAID THAT HE WAS FIRED

THEY ALSO CONDEMNED THE THREATENING BEHAVIOR COMMITTED TO REVIEWING THE COMPANY'S INTERNAL CULTURE >>> BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES SAY THEY ARE SEEING A BOOM IN SALES AND SUPPORT AND IT IS THANKS TO SOMETHING CALLED BLACKOUT DAY THAT WAS HELD EARLIER THIS WEEK THEY ARE JUST BLACK CONSUMERS AND OTHER TO MONEY OR SUPPORT PROCESSES ANOTHER BRAND SAW BOOST OF 20% IN ITS USER BASE >>> THE GROUP LADY A DROPPED ANTEBELLUM FROM THEIR ORIGINAL NAME IS OF THE TIDE TO SLAVERY

THEN THEY SUED LADY WHO HAS BEEN PERFORMING FOR DECADES >> I HOPE THEY WILL REACH OUT EVENTUALLY AND OWN UP TO THEIR MISTAKE BECAUSE I WANT TO BELIEVE IT IS AN HONEST MISTAKE AND WE WILL RECTIFY IT AND GIVE ME MY NAME BACK BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS NOW 88 >> ANITA WHITE, SHE ALSO SHARED THAT THE BAND NEVER REACHED OUT TO HER BEFORE CHANGING THEIR NAME THE GROUP SAYS THEIR USE OF THE TRADEMARK LADY DOES NOT INFRINGE ON WHITES RIGHTS TO THE NAME >>> BAD BUNNY HAS MADE HISTORY

THE 26-YEAR-OLD IS THE ONLY ONE TO APPEAR ON THE COVER OF PLAYBOY IS ALSO PLAYBOY'S FIRST- EVER DIGITAL COVER START WITHOUT ONE BUT TWO COVERS HE'S BECOME A WELL-KNOWN PUERTO RICAN ARTIST IN THE WORLD OF RECORD ON REGGAE TONE TO MISS YOU IS TRULY TRANSCENDENT I REMEMBER IT WAS SUPER NICHE >> I HAVE NO IDEA, THEN YOU HERETOFORE >> YOU'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

PUNISH SCHOOL THAT DON'T REOPEN BY PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPING UP HIS CALLS FOR SCHOOLS >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPING UP HIS CALLS FOR SCHOOL TO REOPEN THIS FALL LEARNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM >> NOW, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE CDC WOULD RENEW GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS TO WELCOME STUDENTS BACK AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP COMPLAINED THEIR CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS WERE VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FOR CDC TO BE A REASON WHY THEY DON'T OPEN

>> AMONG THEM, KEEP DESK SIX PETA PART IF FEASIBLE EAT MEALS AND CLASSROOMS INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA THE CDC'S DIRECTOR TRIED TO CLEAR UP THE CONFLICTING MESSAGES SHOWING HE'S ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE WHITE HOUSE >> IT WOULD BE PERSONALLY VERY DISAPPOINTING TO ME AND MY AGENCY IF WE SAW THAT INDIVIDUALS WERE USING THESE GUIDELINES AS A RATIONALE FOR NOT REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS >> EDUCATION SECRETARY PUTTING THAT UP RESPONSIBLE DOWN LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO FIGURE IT OUT

ALL INSISTING A PARTIAL REOPENING IS NOT ENOUGH >> ULTIMATELY IT IS NOT A MATTER OF IF SCHOOL SHOULD REOPEN IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF HOW THEY MUST FULLY OPEN AND THEY MUST FULLY BE OPERATIONAL >> THE PRESIDENT ALSO NOW THREATENED TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING TO THOSE THAT DON'T OPEN THEIR DOORS BUT SCHOOLS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS RESIDENT TRUMP INSISTS WITHOUT EVIDENCE, ANY OPPOSITION TO REOPENING IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED BLAMING DEMOCRATS AND WHILE MANY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY COVID-19 DOES NOT APPEAR TO CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS IN MOST CHILDREN, TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS IS ANOTHER MATTER AND TESTING DATA FOR THAT IS LIMITED

ALL OF THE TEACHERS UNIONS WARNED YOU CAN'T PROTECT THEIR HEALTH YOU COULD HAVE A LOT OF TEACHERS EITHER TAKE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR HAVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS OR JUST QUIT >> THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER ALSO COMPLAINED THAT SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, GERMANY, DENMARK, NORWAY AND SWEDEN ARE REOPENING IN HIS WORDS WITH NO PROBLEM, BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE VERY DIFFERENT THEY ARE COMING TOGETHER, THE FOUR COUNTRIES NAMED REPORTED MORE FEWER THAN 1000 CASES COMBINED YESTERDAY WHILE THE US

HAD NEARLY 60,000 NEW CASES YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN THIS YEAR IS HEATING UP

>> WE WILL MOVE ACCORDING TO THE DATA AND THE SCIENCE >> NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BLUE HILL DEPOSIT OVERALLPRELIMINARY PLANS TO MAKE AN IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAYS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE CUT, FACE MASK ARE REQUIRED >> WE WILL OPEN THE SCHOOLS IF IT IS SAFE AS EDUCATORS ACROSS THE CALLOUS LICHEN DOLLARS WORRY ABOUT SAFETY OF CLASSES OPEN UP

>> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY RIGHT NOW IS THE ISSUE THAT IS KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT IN TERMS OF GETTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL?'S TOO WELCOME I JUST THINK THAT THE NUMBERS KEEP CHANGING AND KEEP GETTING WORSE YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE BEHAVIOR, YOU CAN'T WILL PARENTS TO BRING THEIR KIDS BACK IF THEY DON'T WANT TO BRING THEM, THEY AREN'T GOING TO BRING THEM >> 75% SAID THEY WANTED THEM BACK IN BUILDINGS BUT IN A SURVEY DONE BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC IN JUNE AND THE NUMBER WAS 50% OF VOTERS WHO HAD SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN AND AS YOU HEARD THAT SUPERINTENDENT SAY IN DALLAS, YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE FAMILIES BEHAVIOR, YOU CAN'T WILL THOSE KIDS BACK INTO CLASSROOMS >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SUN BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVES, WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> THE SAFETY PRACTICES THAT THE CHILDCARE CENTERS USED FOR THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS THIS MARCH AND APRIL IN NEW YORK OF THE'S PHYSICAL DISTANCING THAT YOU SHOWED AND MASKS, CLEANING AND VENTILATION AND THEN MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK HAVE THAT KIND OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION THAT IF YOU DID THESE THINGS, THEN 75 TO 76% OF THE MEMBERS FEEL COMFORTABLE ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY AGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP THAT REMOTE LEARNING IS NOT THE BEST THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR KIDS, THEY KNOW THEIR KIDS NEED IN SCHOOL ATTENTION FOR LESSONS AND THAT IS WHY WE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON THIS AND THE FUNDING FOR THIS WAY BACK IN APRIL

>> ARE AMERICA'S TEACHERS PREPARED TO MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS ARE WEARING MASKS? TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING? ARE THEY PREPARED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THESE FOURTH GRADERS AND FIFTH GRADERS ARE WASHING THEIR HANDS QUICKLY IS IT REASONABLE TO EXPECT THEIR TEACHERS ON TOP OF TEACHING TO KNOW THESE THINGS AS WELL? >> THIS IS WHY TEACHERS ARE SO AMAZING THEY UNDERSTAND, THEY PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING AND WILL HAVE TO PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER THEY WILL HAVE TO HAVE SOME FUN ABOUT WASHING HANDS AND WILL HAVE TO MAKE THOSE THINGS HAPPEN, BUT THAT IS WHY BECAUSE THE EQUITY CONCERN OF GETTING OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IS REALLY IMPORTANT, BUT WE KNOW, IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES, THEN YOU KNOW IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT HALF THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME AND FRANKLY, JUST BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO TAKE A RISK WITH PEOPLE AT BARS OR BEACHES, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE SPENT THEIR LIFE TEACHING KIDS ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE A RISK WITH KIDS OR WITH OUR MEMBERS LIVES WE KNOW WHAT WILL PREVENT A VIRUS SPREAD IN A SCHOOL WE'VE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH AND FRANKLY, THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO IGNORE RESEARCH AND SCIENCE ARE TRYING TO PRESSURE THE CDC TO CHANGE THAT IS NOT OKAY WITH PARENTS OR WITH TEACHERS

>> WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPETENT IS? ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE OLDER, BEFORE YOU GO INTO THESE QUESTIONS EVERY DAY AND THEN GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES, HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS? AGAIN, THE RESEARCH SO FAR DOES SEEM TO INDICATE THAT WHILE CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK IF THEY CONTRACT THE VIRUS, THEY DO CARRY THE VIRUS HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS ABOUT GETTING SICK? >> LOOK, THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT THE OTHER RESULTS IN OUR POLL, AND NOT JUST MY TWITTER FEED THAT'S WHY IT IS SO REMARKABLE THAT WITH ALL OF THAT, IF THEY HAVE THE PROPER SAFETY GUARDS, I'VE BEEN NOW HEARING THE LAST 48 HOURS WE NEED TO HAVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIGH RISK AND THIS IS WHY — ANYTHING INTERESTING THIS IS WHAT I'VE SCARED ABOUT AND I SAID THIS IN HER INTERVIEW YESTERDAY, IT IS TO MANY OF OUR MEMBERS BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP'S HYPERBOLE INSTEAD OF SOMEBODY LIKE ANDREW CUOMO'S CAUTION ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE RETIRE EARLY, QUIT, TAKE A LEAVE SO AT THE VERY SAME TIME, THAT KIDS NEED THESE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY ARE FACING CRISES, THEY NEED PEOPLE TO KIND OF CALM THEM DOWN, FOCUS OF THEIR WELL- BEING AND THEIR INSTRUCTION

WE ARE GOING TO SEE A HUGE DRAIN IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS THAT WAS UNCONSCIONABLE WHAT HE DID FOR POLITICAL REASON >> ALL RIGHT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT FEATURES BUT THERE'S SO MUCH SUPPORT STAFF AS WELL ON THIS >> ABSOLUTELY

>> RANDY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN OF THE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOPING THE SUPREME COURT WILL PROTECT HIM FROM HAVING TO REVEAL HIS FINANCIAL DETAILS THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES CONTROLLED BY DEMOCRATS ARE DEMANDING YEARS WORTH OF BUSINESS RECORDS FROM TRUMP'S ACCOUNTANTS IT'S PARTLY A RESPONSE TO A CLAIM BY A FORMER TRUMP FIXER, MICHAEL COHEN, WHO SAID HIS OLD BOSS WASN'T HONEST ABOUT MONEY

>> MR TRUMP INFLATED HIS TOTAL ASSETS WHEN IT SERVED HIS PURPOSES, SUCH AS TRYING TO BE LISTED AMONGST THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN FORBES, AND DEFLATED HIS ASSETS TO REDUCE HIS A NEW YORK PROSECUTOR WANTS TO ENFORCE A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA FOR TRUMP'S TAXES FOR BEST GETTING WHETHER HE BROKE STATE LAWS BY REIMBURSING: FOR HUSH MONEY PAID TO STORMY DANIELS DURING THE CAMPAIGN THE PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL LAWYER SAY THE PRESIDENT IS IMMUNE FROM GRAND JURY DEMANDS NBC JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS IS WITH US TO EXPLAIN AND PETE, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF CASES HERE HAVING TO DO WITH THE PRESIDENTS FINANCIAL RECORDS ONE WAS IN NEW YORK CITY AND ONE WAS WITH CONGRESS

WHAT WE KNOW? >> SO, THE PRESIDENT MUST TURN OVER HIS TAXES TO THE GRAND JURY IN NEW YORK UNLESS HE CAN COME UP WITH THE SAME KIND OF ARGUMENTS THAT ANY OTHER PERSON WOULD BE ABLE TO RAISE AS AN OBJECTION IN COURT SO, THE SUPREME COURT SENT AN ADVANCED CASE, THE NEW YORK GRAND JURY GIVES BACK TO THE LOWER COURT BUT IT TOOK AWAY ALL THE ARGUMENTS THE PRESIDENT MADE ABOUT WHY HE IS DIFFERENT AND SPECIAL THAT HE'S ABSOLUTELY IMMUNE FROM THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS AND ALLOWING LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEYS TO SEEK THINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT WOULD SUBJECT THE PRESIDENT TO HARASSMENT SO WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAYS IS OKAY, NOW, GO BACK TO COURT AND MAKE THE SAME KIND OF ARGUMENTS ANYBODY ELSE WOULD MAKE ABOUT WHY YOU THINK THESE SUBPOENAS ARE INTRUSIVE AND PUTS THEM ON THE SAME STANDARD BASICALLY, IN OTHER WORDS, AS ANYBODY ELSE TRYING TO BLOCK A SUBPOENA, MAKES IT MUCH, MUCH, MUCH HARDER FOR THE PRESIDENT TO KEEP THIS MATERIAL OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE GRAND JURY IN NEW YORK ON THE GROSS NATIONAL SUBPOENA, THE SUPREME COURT IS ALSO SENT TO CASEBACK IT IS SAID THE PRESIDENT ABSOLUTELY CAN'T SAY NO, BUT IT IS SET IN A CASE LIKE THIS, WHERE A CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA IS SO BROAD, THERE IS A TEST THAT THE COURTS HAVE TO APPLY

THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS TETHERED TO SOME LEGITIMATE LEGISLATIVE PURCHASE PURPOSE THAT IT IS NOT GOING TO HARASS THE PRESIDENT SO IT SET OUT A SERIES OF STEPS OF THE LOWER COURTS HAVE TO LOOK AT BOTTOM-LINE, CHUCK, NUMBER ONE, NOTHING IS GOING TO GET RESOLVED IN THESE CASES UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION IT COULD GO BACK TO THE SUPREME COURT THAT THAT IS THE FIRST THING SECOND THING, EVEN IF THE NEW YORK GRAND JURY HAS GOTTEN A COMPLETE ABSOLUTE WIN HERE, THAT WOULDN'T MEAN THAT WE WOULD SEE THE PRESIDENTS TAX RECORDS BECAUSE OF THE ROLES OF GRAND JURY SECRECY EVEN IF THE GRAND JURY ULTIMATELY GETS THE PRESIDENT'S TAXES AND HE CAN'T COME UP WITH ANY GOOD OBJECTION FOR WHY HE SHOULDN'T TURN THEM OVER

THE TAXES ARE INTRODUCED AS EVIDENCE NOTHING IS GOING TO BE RESOLVED, WE ARE NOT GOING TO SEE ANY OF THIS STUFF ON THE CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENAS COMMUNAL, IF THE PRESIDENT EVER DID TURN OVER ANY OF HIS BUSINESS RECORDS TO CONGRESS, THEY MIGHT ULTIMATELY BECOME PUBLIC BUT IT IS GOING TO BE MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS, POSSIBLY A YEAR, MAYBE TWO BEFORE THIS IS FULLY RESOLVED IN COURT SO IT IS A MIXED DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT HE DOESN'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, BUT THE IDEA THAT HE CAN PUT A BARRICADE AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE AND SAY, NO, I DON'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO ANY OF YOU, THAT IS A DEAD LETTER NOW SNUCK A COUPLE QUESTIONS FOR YOU, PETE

FIRST ONE IS, ESSENTIALLY THE SUPREME COURT, IT SOUNDS LIKE HAS PUT DOWN METRICS, IF YOU WILL, OR SORT OF A CHECKLIST ON WHAT ACCESS CONGRESS COULD HAVE I ASSUME THIS NOW SETS NEW PRECEDENT FOR PRESIDENT GOING FORWARD IS THAT WHAT THIS DECISION WILL END UP BEING? FOR WHEN IT COMES TO THE PERSONAL FINANCIAL TIES OF PRESIDENTS GOING FORWARD? >> ABSOLUTELY BOTH OF THESE DECISIONS ARE PRECEDENT SETTING BECAUSE WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE, THE SUPREME COURT HAS DEALT BEFORE WITH WHETHER PRESIDENTS ARE IMMUNE FOR SUBPOENAS THEY ANSWERED THAT IN THE NIXON CASE

ARE PRESIDENTS IMMUNE FROM THE LEGAL PROCESS WHILE THEY ARE IN OFFICE? ANSWER THAT IN THE CLINTON CASE BUT WE NEVER HAD A CASE BEFORE OF A STATE PROSECUTOR SEEKING MATERIAL FROM THE PRESIDENT AND THAT RAISED ALL SORTS OF SUPREMACY CLAUSE QUESTIONS AND EVERY THING ELSE, SO, NUMBER ONE, THE SUPREME COURT HAS SAID, YOU KNOW, THEY SHUT DOWN THE PRESIDENTS TWO ARGUMENTS, WHICH WAS PRESIDENTS ARE ABSOLUTELY — BECAUSE THEY CAN'T BE INDICTED WHILE THEY ARE IN OFFICE, THEY ARE IMMUNE FROM ANY PART OF THE CRIMINAL PROCESS INCLUDING SUBPOENAS WE NOW KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE SO, YES, THE PRESIDENT SAID THERE AND SECONDLY, THE COURT HAS LAID OUT A NUMBER OF TESTS THAT HAVE TO BE APPLIED WHEN CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE AT ABSOLUTE LOGGERHEADS

ARE THESE SUBPOENAS NARROWLY FOCUSED QUICKLY AND YOU KNOW, FRANKLY, I THINK THE DEMOCRATS WERE THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES, THESE ARE SUCH BROAD REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS FROM THE PRESIDENTS, HIS RELATIVES OVER MANY MANY YEARS, SO, ARE THEY SHARPLY FOCUSED THE REQUEST FROM CONGRESS? ARE THE TIDE TO A LEGITIMATE LEGISLATIVE PURCHASE? REMEMBER, CHUCK, THERE'S NOTHING IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT SAYS CONGRESS HAS THE POWER, THE COURTS OVER THE YEARS HAS SAID, YEAH, CONGRESS NEEDS TO FIND THINGS OUT WHEN IT WANTS TO LEGISLATE WHAT TRUMP'S ARGUMENT WAS, THIS IS A FISHING EXPEDITION YOU JUST WANT ALL THE STUFF TO SEE IF YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING AND YOU KNOW, THE SUPREME COURT'S SORT OF MET HIM HALFWAY ON THAT ONE TO SAY THIS HAS TO BE TIED TO SOME LEGITIMATE BUT IS IT A PURPOSE >> MPS, VERY QUICKLY, WITH THE MAKEUPS OF THE RULING? >> 7-2 ON BOTH CASES, ROBERT, AND THE LIBERALS, THE DEFENDERS IN BOTH CASES WERE CLARENCE THOMAS AND SAMUEL ALITO >> VERY INTERESTING THAT BOTH OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S APPOINTEES ENDED UP RULING, I GUESS YOU COULD ARGUE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT HERE

PETE WILLIAMS, THANK YOU WE MOVE OVER TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE PETER ALEXANDER IS STANDING AND PETER, I GUESS OVERALL, THE WHITE HOUSE IS FEELING AS IF THE SUPREME COURT HAS NOT BEEN GOOD TO THEM IN ANY OF THEIR POLITICAL HOPES AND ALL OF THAT BUT ON THIS PARTICULAR CASE, HOW DEFIANTLY EXPECT THE WHITE HOUSE TO BE NOW THAT THESE RULINGS HAVE GONE AGAINST THEM? I THINK YOU WILL CERTAINLY HEAR FRUSTRATION TO THE PORT — COURT APPOINTEES FOR VISA THAT IS ONE THING THAT IS FRUSTRATED PRESIDENT BUT EVEN AS EARLY AS A MATTER OF HOURS AGO HE WAS TWEETING IN ALL CAPS, PRESIDENTIAL RESTON, THAT IS WAY THIS PRESIDENT HAS VIEWED IT THE BENEFIT, I SUSPECT IT IS UNLIKELY WE SEE ANY OF THESE DOCUMENTS AS PETE NOTICED WHICH IS CRUCIAL, BUT THIS PRESIDENT, YOU WILL NOTICE REPEATEDLY CLAIMED TO BE THE MOST TRANSPARENT EVER COURSE HE REFUSED TO TURN OVER HIS TAXES SINCE HE WAS A CANDIDATE IN 2016 THAT MADE HIM THE ONLY MODERN PRESIDENT NOT TO TURN OVER HIS FINANCIAL INFORMATION THE EXPLANATION WAS THAT THE TAXES WERE UNDER AUDIT IT IS NOT CLEAR WHETHER THEY ARE STILL UNDER AUDIT NOW MORE THAN THREE YEARS LATER, THE LEGAL TEAM HAD BEEN REACHING OUT TO THEM

I WILL CHECK MY PHONE AS THEY SEEK TO YOU TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE LEGAL TEAM THEY ARGUED THIS WOULD BE A MAJOR DISTRACTION AFTER TURN OVER ALL OF THAT WITH NOTING ON THIS VERY DAY WE LEARNED THAT THE PRESIDENTS DISCLOSURE REPORT THAT WAS DUE TO BE RELEASED FIRST IN MAY, THEN WE COULD GO AFTER AN EXTENSION STILL HAS NOT BEFRIENDED BEEN FILED IS THE ONLY OFFICIAL PUBLIC DOCUMENTS DETAILING THE PERSONAL FINANCES OFFICIALS TELLING ME THE PRESIDENT FILED A DEADLINE EXTENSION BECAUSE THEY SAY IT WAS COMICAL, COMPLICATED AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND OTHER ISSUES

>> VERY INTERESTING THAT SOMEHOW THE FINANCE HAVE GOTTEN MORE COMPLICATED AS HE'S BEEN IN OFFICE ONE WOULD ASSUME IN THIS CASE IT WOULD'VE GOTTEN SLIGHTLY LESS COMPETENT BUT VERY INTERESTING SPIN FROM THEM THANK YOU, PETER YOU CAN FIND MUCH MORE ON MSNBC AND GENTRY AND OF COURSE WE WILL HAVE A FULL WRAP UP, WE WILL RETURN MOST OF YOU BACK TO THE TODAY SHOW AND CHUCK TODD IN THIS HAS BEEN AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT

>> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

THIS MORNING, A DESPERATE SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION FOR FEAR FORMER GLEE STAR, NAYA RIVERA, WHO DISAPPEARED WEDNESDAY AFTER DISAPPEARING, POLICE SAY THE 33-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS AND SINGER RENTED A PONTOON BOAT AT THE LAKES RESERVOIR AROUND 1:00 PM, HOURS LATER, HER FOUR- YEAR-OLD SON WAS FOUND IN THE BOAT ALONE, SLEEPING AND WEARING A LIFE VEST AND ADULT LIFE VEST WAS ALSO FOUND ON BOARD >> APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS AFTER THEY LEFT THE DOCK, ANOTHER BOATER OUT ON THE LAKE DISCOVERED THE BOAT DRIFTING WE ARE GOING ON THE BELIEF THAT SHE DID GO IN THE WATER AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE HER, SO, THIS MAY BE A CASE OF JANET >> DIVERS AND HELICOPTERS SCOURING THE RESERVOIR UNTIL DARK

>> BEFORE WE CAST ANOTHER POINTLESS VOTE IN A MEANINGLESS CONTEST THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PRACTICAL RAMIFICATIONS WHATSOEVER >> RIVERA'S BEST- KNOWN FOR HER ROLE AS SANTANA IN GLEE 'S DISAPPEARANCE COMES AFTER THE DEATHS OF TWO OTHER CAST MEMBERS, COREY MONTI WHO DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN 2013 AND MARK SAILING WHO RIVERA DATED KILLED HIMSELF IN 2018 AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES OVERNIGHT, RIVERA'S COSTAR SHARING MESSAGES OF HOPE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, DEMI LOVATO FOR STARTERS RIVERA'S LOVE INTEREST IN SEASON FIVE POSTING PLEASE PAY FOR NAYAR RIVERA TO BE FOUND SAFE AND SOUND AND HARRY SHUM JUNIOR SIMPLY WRITING PRAYING, BUNS AND FAMILY ALSO FLOODING HER SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, HIGHLIGHTING HER RECENT INSTAGRAM POST ABOUT VALUING LIFE, MAKE THE MOST OF TODAY AND EVERY DAY THAT YOU ARE GIVEN TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED

JUST TWO DAYS AGO, SHARING THIS HEARTWARMING PHOTO WITH HER SON UNDER THE CAPTION READING, JUST THE TWO OF US >> HER FULFILLED SON, OR PLEASE ABLE TO GET ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM HIM? AND WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HOW HE'S DOING? >> OFFICIALS SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH THE BOY, HE TOLD THEM THAT THEY HAD BEEN SWIMMING, THAT THE BOY WAS ABLE TO GET BACK ON THE BOAT BUT RIVERA DID NOT GET BACK ON THE BOAT, OFFICIALS SAID OVERNIGHT THEY WERE WORKING TO REUNITE THE CHILD WITH FAMILY >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN HE AIRL BE THEIR WORST CASE SCENARIO THIS MORNING UNITED AIRLINES WORKERS BRACING FOR MAJOR >>> THIS MORNING, UNITED AIRLINES WORKERS, THE SECOND-LARGEST US

CARRIER WARNING 36,000 OF ITS EMPLOYEES, NEARLY HALF OF ITS US WORKFORCE MAY LOSE THEIR JOB STARTING OCTOBER FIRST UNITED IS CALLING THE GOD INVOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS ADDING IT A LAST RESORT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WOULD FEEL THE IMPACT INCLUDING 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND GATE AGENTS, 5500 MECHANICS AND MORE THAN 2000 PILOTS

ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS UNITED SAYS IT'S FLIGHT SCHEDULE THIS MONTH IS EXPECTED TO BE 75% LESS THAN IT WAS COMPARED TO LAST JULY >> THIS IS A GUT PUNCH >> THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST UNION SAYS IT EXPECTS MORE BAD NEWS AS CASES OF COVID- 19 ONCE AGAIN SOAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND DEMAND FOR TRAVEL THANKS >> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED

IT IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE, BY FIVE TIMES BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, THEY NEED FEWER PILOTS, FEWER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND REALLY FEWER PEOPLE OVERALL >> OTHER PARTS OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY ALSO GETTING HIT HARD, THE PLANE MANUFACTURE SAYS IT RECEIVED NO NEW ORDERS REALLY SHOWING THAT THIS ECONOMIC PAIN CONTINUES TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN CORONA SPREAD? THIS MORNING FITNESS INDUSTRY >>> FITNESS INDUSTRY LEADERS FIXING THEIR MUSCLES ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN JIM'S MORE THAN 60 OF THEM SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER, CITING EVIDENCE, THEY SAY, PROVES GYMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SPIKES IN CULTIC CASES

>> FROM THE DR, AND THE STUDIO MANAGER BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ, THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT >> BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY IN A GYM? ORANGE SPIROS MANAGER SAYS IT IS >> KEEPING THINGS SANITIZED, KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE, KEEPING THE MASK ON, I THINK THAT THESE ARE LIKE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF LIKE WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING IF YOU CAN MAINTAIN A B 12 FEET DISTANCE, IF NOT MORE, AS WELL AS FACE COVERINGS AND AGAIN, CONSTANT HAND SANITIZING, IT MIGHT BE SAFE

CP — THE CDC RECOMMENDS THEY FOLLOW SOME BASIC GUIDELINES USE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMIT PHYSICAL CONTACT, TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WITH SHARED EQUIPMENT AND WERE A CLOTH FACE COVERING SO, IS KEEPING JIM'S CLOSED CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS? FOR SOME, THE ANSWER IS CLEAR >> I GAINED LIKE 20 POUNDS JUST SITTING AT HOME AND EATING STUFF >> THEY SAY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, FUNCTION BETTER AND SLEEP BETTER

IN NEW YORK, GYMS WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY, BUT GOVERNOR CUOMO DECIDING IT IS TO SOON OUR GROUP OF GYM OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE THE QUESTION OF COURSE IS HOW DOES THAT VIRUS SPREAD IN GYMS AND IN FITNESS SETTINGS? GO, THERE ARE SOME LIMITED STUDIES IT IS KIND OF INTERESTING, FOLKS WHO DIDN'T DO HIGH INTENSITY BUT MORE LIKE PILATES AND YOGA, THERE WAS NO SPREAD AT ALL >> THEY TAKE A RUN AROUND, THEY COME BACK

THIS IS CROSSFIT WHICH IS REALLY TAKEN OFF IN THE COUNTRY IN DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT IT IS ONE MORE WORKOUT >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN E TO GET BACK AND SAFETY THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN THIS FALL IS HEATING UP >> WE'RE GOI >>> THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN THIS FALL IS HEATING UP >> WE'RE GOING TO OPEN UP ACCORDING TO THE DATA AND SCIENCE

>> MERE BILL DE BLASIO RULED OUT A PRELIMINARY PLAN WHICH MAKES THE IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAYS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE CUT, FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED >> YOU WILL BE GOING TO SCHOOL, TO THE CLASSROOM EITHER TWO DAYS A WEEK OR THREE DAYS A WEEK >> NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR, ANDREW CUOMO, SAYING NOT SO FAST A DECISION WILL BE MADE NEXT MONTH AT THE STATE LEVEL ALSO GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESSURING SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> SCHOOL REOPENING CZAR ESTATE DECISION, PERIOD

WE WILL OPEN THE SCHOOLS IF IT IS SAFE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS >> IT IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE GROWING CONFUSION SWEEPING THE NATION ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND IF IT IS EVEN SAFE THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS RELEASED THEIR NEW GUIDELINES WEDNESDAY, RECOMMENDING SCHOOLS TAKE PRECAUTIONS LIKE SANITIZING EXTENSIVELY, ENSURING CLEAN HANDS ON PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND REDUCING CLASS SIZE >> AS EDUCATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LIKE IN DALLAS, WHERE CASES ARE SURGING ON THE WORRY ABOUT SAFETY GLASSES OPEN UP >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY RIGHT NOW IS THE ISSUE THAT IS KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT IN TERMS OF GETTING KIDS BACK TO THE SCHOOL? >> WELCOME I JUST THINK THE NUMBERS KEEP CHANGING AND KEEP GETTING WORSE

YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE BEHAVIOR, YOU CAN'T WILL PARENTS TO BRING THEIR KIDS BACK IF THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BRING THEM, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BRING THEM >> NOW, EVERY DESK WILL BE SEPARATED WITH PLEXIGLASS SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE READY AND SO ARE THE PARENTS >> BE ABLE TO LEARN EVERY DAY IN THE ENVIRONMENT >> IN A RECENT SURVEY OF 400,000 PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY, 75% SAID THEY WANTED THEM BACK IN BUILDINGS BUT IN A SURVEY DONE BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC IN JUNE, THAT NUMBER WAS 50% OF VOTERS WHO HAD SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

AS YOU HEARD THAT SUPERINTENDENT SAY IN DALLAS, YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE FAMILIES BEHAVIOR, YOU CAN'T WILL THOSE KIDS BACK INTO CLASSROOMS >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN MORNING, STEPHANIE, THANK YOU LET'S BRING IN RANDI WEINGARTEN, THE LONG-TIME PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS RANDI, GOOD MORNING TO YOU, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME >> GOOD MORNING, CRAIG

GREAT TO BE WITH YOU >> IN THE SIMPLEST OF TERMS, WHAT DO AMERICA'S TEACHERS NEED TO RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS IN THE FALL? WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE? >> SO LET ME JUST DEBUNK ONE MYTH, CRAIG, BECAUSE WE PUT OUT, AS YOU >> WE PUT OUT, AS YOU KNOW, A PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY IN APRIL SO, THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS FOR US, THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY AND EQUITY FOR BOTH OUR KIDS AND FOR OUR MEMBERS AND FOR TEACHERS SO, WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE, WE JUST HOLD ON MEMBERS IN JUNE AND WHAT THEY SAID WAS THAT THE KIND OF BUNDLE OF SAFETY PRACTICES THAT YOUR USED, OF THE SIX FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING THAT YOU SHOWED AND BACK, CLEANING AND VENTILATION AND THEN MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK HAVE THAT KIND OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION THAT IF YOU DID THESE THINGS, THEN 75 TO 76% OF MY MEMBERS FELT COMFORTABLE ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY AGREED WITH DONALD TRUMP THAT REMOTE LEARNING IS NOT THE BEST THEY WILL THIS IS FOR THAT IS LIVE WE HAVE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON THIS AND THE FUNDING FOR THIS WAS BACK IN APRIL

IS IT REASONABLE TO EXPECT THOSE TEACHERS ON TOP OF TEACHING TO THOSE THINGS AS WELL? >> THIS IS WHY TEACHERS ARE SO AMAZING THEY UNDERSTAND, THEY PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER AND WE WILL HAVE TO PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER AFTER ASKS HAVE SOME FUN ABOUT WASHING HANDS I WILL HAVE TO MAKE THOSE — WILL STILL MAKE THOSE THINGS HAPPEN, BUT THAT IS WHY BECAUSE THE EQUITY CONCERN OF GETTING OUR CONCERN OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IS REALLY IMPORTANT, BUT WE KNOW IF YOU FOLLOW THE SAFETY GUIDELINES, THEN YOU KNOW IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT HALF THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME AND FRANKLY, JUST BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP IS GOING TO DO THAT WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BEACHES, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE A RISK WITH KIDS OR WITH OUR MEMBERS LIVES WE KNOW WHAT WILL PREVENT A VIRUS SPREAD IN A SCHOOL WE'VE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH AND FOR THE, THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO IGNORE, RESEARCH AND SCIENCE ARE TRYING TO PRESSURE THE CDC TO CHANGE THAT IS NOT OKAY WITH PARENTS OR WITH TEACHERS

>> WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS THAT ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED? WHAT ABOUT THOSE THAT ARE OLDER, THE IDEA THAT THEY ARE GOING TO GO INTO THESE CLASSROOMS EVERY DAY AND THEN GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES? HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS? AGAIN, THE RESEARCH SO FAR DOES SEEM TO INDICATE THAT CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK IF THEY CATCH THE VIRUS, THEY DO CARRY THE VIRUS, HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS ABOUT GETTING SICK? SO THAT THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT THE OTHER RESULTS IN OUR POLL AND NOT JUST MY TWITTER FEED AND MY PHONE CALLS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WENT TEACHERS TOLD US IN THE GYM, THAT'S WHY IT IS SO REMARKABLE THAT WITH ALL OF THAT, IF THEY HAD THE PROPER SAFEGUARDS, THEY WANT TO BE IN CLASSROOMS THE PEOPLE I TALK ABOUT AND WORRY ABOUT, THE PEOPLE YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT AND BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT HYPERBOLE IS THEY ARE NOW SCARED THAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM? I MEAN THINK ABOUT IT, ABOUT 20% OF TEACHERS ARE OVER 50

ABOUT 30% OF PRINCIPALS ARE OVER 50 OR OVER 55 SO, IF YOU ARE IN THIS GENERATION IS I AM, WHERE YOU MAY BE CARING FOR AN ELDERLY PARENT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF YOU ARE GOING TO RISK NOT ONLY YOU GETTING SICK, BUT YOUR ELDERLY PARENT GETTING SICK SO, YESTERDAY, WE PUT OUT A MEMORANDUM, AN OPINION LETTER TO ALL OF OUR LOCALS ABOUT HOW YOU GET A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN NOW HEARING IN THE LAST 48 HOURS, WE NEED TO HAVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT THIS IS WHAT I'M SCARED ABOUT I SAID THIS IN AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY, IT IS TO MANY OF OUR MEMBERS BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP'S HYPERBOLE INSTEAD OF SOMEBODY LIKE ANDREW CUOMO'S CAUTION ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE RETIRE EARLY, QUICK, TAKE A LEAVE, FOR THE VERY SAME TIME THAT KIDS NEED THESE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS THEY NEED PEOPLE TO KIND OF CALM THEM DOWN, FOCUS ON THEIR WELL- BEING AND THEIR INSTRUCTIONS

WE ARE GOING TO SEE A HUGE CHANGE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, THAT WAS UNCONSCIONABLE, WHAT HE DID FOR POLITICAL REASONING >> ALL RIGHT AGAIN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TEACHERS, BUT YOU KNOW, THERE'S SO MUCH SUPPORT STAFF AS WELL IN THEIR SCHOOLS AND NURSES, CAFETERIA WORKERS AS WELL THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING >>> MR

TRUMP INFLATED HIS TOTAL ASSETS WHEN IT SERVED HIS PURPOSE SO TRYING TO BE LISTED AMONGST THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN FORBES AND DEFLATED HIS ASSETS TO REDUCE HIS REAL ESTATE TAXES >> AND A NEW YORK PROSECUTOR WANTS TO ENFORCE A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA FOR TRUMP'S TAXES INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE BROKE STATE LAWS WITH REIMBURSING FOR HUSH MONEY

THE PRESIDENT'S PERSONAL LAWYER SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS IMMUNE FROM GRAND JURY DEMAND ESPECIALLY FROM LOCAL PROSECUTORS THE CASE WILL TEST THE COURTS INDEPENDENCE ON THE RULING WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH POWER CONGRESS HAS TO DEMAND THE PRESIDENT'S DOCUMENTS AND THE AUTHORITY OF PRESIDENTS REFUSE ON WEDNESDAY, THE COURT UPHELD NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES THAT VASTLY EXPAND THE VOTE, 7-2 WITH JUSTICES DISSENTING, COURTS OF THE OBAMA CARE LAW AND TO CREATE EXCEPTIONS FROM ITS OWN RULES IN THE PAST, RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS, LIKE CHURCHES WERE EXEMPT FROM THE CONSCIOUS AND THE MANDATE BUT NOW, EVEN FOR- PROFIT COMPANIES CAN OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR EVEN MORAL OBJECTIONS TO PROVIDING THAT COVERAGE >> US FOR TODAY'S CASES, THE SUPREME COURT HAS FACED QUESTIONS BEFORE ABOUT THE POWER OF A PRESIDENT TO RESIST A SUBPOENA ITS RULINGS INVOLVING RICHARD NIXON AND BILL CLINTON WERE UNANIMOUS AND EACH TIME THE PRESIDENT LOST

>> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

HE AIR BE THEIR WORST CASE SCENARIO THIS MORNING UNITED AIRLINES WORKERS BRACING FOR MAJOR TURBULENCE ON THE JOB FRONT THE SECOND LARGEST US CARRIER WARNING THAT 36,000 OF ITS EMPLOYEES, NEARLY HALF OF ITS U

S WORKFORCE, THEY MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS STARTING OCTOBER 1st UNITED I >>> UNITED IS CALLING THE COST IN VOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS ADDING AT THE LAST RESORT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WOULD FEEL THE IMPACT INCLUDING 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND GATE AGENTS, 5500 MECHANICS AND MORE THAN 2000 PILOTS, ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS WHILE WORKERS ENDURE THESE PATIENT — THESE CHANGES, PEOPLE WILL HAVE FEWER FLIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM GOING FORWARD

>> YOU AND I WILL NOT NOTICE IT WHEN WE ARE ON PLANES BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, THEY NEED FEWER PILOTS, FEWER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND REALLY FEWER PEOPLE OVERALL >> OTHER PARTS OF THE AIR TRAVEL INDUSTRY ALSO GETTING HIT HARD THEY RECEIVED NO NEW ORDERS FOR PLANES IN THE MONTH OF JUNE AND THIS COMES AS WE EXPECT TO GET ANOTHER 14 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS THAT HAVE BEEN FILED LAST WEEK, THEY ARE REALLY SHOWING THAT THE SECOND PAIN CONTINUES TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE >> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN CORONAVIRUS MOST LIKELY TO SPREAD? THIS MORNING FITNESS INDUSTRY LEADERS FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES, ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN GYMS

MORE THAN 60 OF THEM SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER CITING EVIDENCE, THEY SAY, PROVES GYMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SPIKES IN COVID CASES >> I'M NO DOCTOR, I'M A STUDIO MANAGER BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT >> Reporter: BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY IN A GYM? ORANGETHEORY STUDIO MANAGER CHRIS CROMWELL IN MIAMI THINKS IT IS >> KEEPING THINGS SANITIZED, KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE, KEEPING THE MASK ON, I THINK THAT THESE ARE LIKE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF LIKE WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING

>> Reporter: HERE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, GYMS WERE CLOSED AGAIN MONDAY THEN REOPENED BY TUESDAY BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS >> PEOPLE WHEN THEY GO IN A GYM, THEY >> PEOPLE, WHEN THEY GOING TO THE GYM, THEY MUST WEAR THE MASK THEY MUST WEAR THE MASK ALL THE TIME

>> THEY ARE NOT FULLY CONVINCED MASKS ALONE ARE FOOLPROOF >> IF YOU MAINTAIN 12 FEET DISTANCE AS WELL AS FACE COVERINGS AND AGAIN, CONSTANT HANDS AND PRESENT, IT MIGHT BE SAFE IS KEEPING GENEROUS CLOSE CAUSES MORE PROBLEMS? FOR SOME, THE ANSWER IS CLEAR TOO SUPER HAPPY BECAUSE I GAINED LIKE 20 POUNDS SITTING AT HOME JUST LIKE EATING AND STUFF >> IT CAN HELP YOU EAT BETTER, SLEEP BETTER AND FUNCTION BETTER

GYMS WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY BUT GOVERNOR CUOMO DECIDING IT IS TO SOON >> WE ARE READY TO OPEN AND A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED >> A GROUP OF GYM OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE >> WE TALKED ABOUT HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE >> THE QUESTION, OF COURSE, IS HOW DOES THAT VIRUS SPREAD IN GYMS AND IN FITNESS SETTINGS? DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? >> WELL, THERE ARE SOME LIMITED STUDIES IT SEEMS TO SUGGEST AN ENCLOSED AREA WITH HIGH INTENSITY, THEY LOOKED AT THIS VERY CLOSELY AND SOUTH KOREA BUT ONLY WITH SMALL GROUPS AND THEY FOUND PEOPLE PACKED IN TO THAT HIGH INTENSITY, IT SPREAD, BUT ANY WIDER AREA, MORE OPEN, IT DIDN'T AND KIND OF INTERESTINGLY, FOLKS WHO DIDN'T DO HIGH INTENSITY BUT MORE LIKE LATTES ON YOGA, THERE WAS NO SPREAD AT ALL

>> WHAT WORKOUT IS THAT? >> WE ARE AT THE CROSS THAT HERE THEY START OUT DOING THIS, THE TRIGGER ON AND COME BACK THIS IS CROSSFIT WHICH IS REALLY TAKEN OFF IN THE COUNTRY IN DIFFERENT WAYS THAT DON'T REOPEN BY PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING PRESIDENT TRUMP >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPING UP HIS CALLS FOR SCHOOLS TO CA REOPEN THIS FALL

>> LEARNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM >> THE CDC WILL L ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS TO WELCOME STUDENTS BACK AFTER TRUMP ON TWITTER COMPLAINED THEIR CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS WERE VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FROM CDC TO BE A REASON WHY SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN EVERY AMERICAN KNOWS WE CAN SAFELY REOPEN OUR SCHOOL >> THE EXISTING GUIDELINES ARE VOLUNTARY FOCUSING ON HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND KEEP STUDENTS SAFE

AMONG THEM, KEEP DESKS SIX FEET APART, IF FEASIBLE TEACH AND REINFORCE THE USE OF NG DEFACE COVERINGS >> THE CDC'S DIRECTOR TRIED TO CLEAR UP THE HO CONFLICTING MESSAGES, SHOWING HE IS ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE WHITE HOUSE >> IT WOULD BE PERSONALLY VERY DISAPPOINTING TO ME, AND I KNOW EE MY AGENCY, IF WE SAW THAT INDIVIDUALS WERE USING THESE GUIDELINESNG AS A RATIONALE FOR NOT REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS >> EDUCATION SECRETARY, BETHANY, TWEETING THE RESPONSIBILITY ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO FIGURE IT OUT

WHILE INSISTING A PARTIAL REOPENING IS NUNNOTI ENOUGH >> ULTIMATELY, IT IS NOT A MATTER OF IF WE SHOULD REOPEN, UL IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF HOW THEY MUST FULLY OPEN AND THEY MUST BE FULLY OPERATIONAL >>>> THE PRESIDENT IS THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING TO THOSE THAT DON'T OPEN THEIR DOORS, BUT SCHOOLS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS PRESIDENT TRUMP INSISTS WITHOUT EVIDENCE, ANY OPPOSITION TO REOPENING IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED

>>>> BLAMING DEMOCRATS WHILE MANY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY COVID-19 C DOES NOT APPEAR TO CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS IN MOST CHILDREN, TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS IS ANOTHER MATTER AND TESTING DATA FOR THAT IS LIMITED ALL OF IT, TEACHER UNIONS WORN RAISING REAL CONCERNS FOR THEIR MEMBERS >> NOBODY WILL GO CEER IBACK FULLE IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN'T PROTECT THEIR HEALTH YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF TEACHERS EITHER TAKE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR ABSOLUTELY JUST QUIT

>> THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER COMPLAINED THAT SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, GERMANY, DENMARK, NORWAY, AND SWEDEN ARE REOPENING AND IN HIS WORDS, WITH W NO PROBLEM BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE VERY DIFFERENT, THE FOUR COUNTRIES HE NAMED REPORTED FEWER THAN 1000 CASES COMBINED YESTERDAY WHILE THE US HAD NEARLY 60,000 NEW CASES

>>> MORE THAN 13,000 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, IT C IS CLEAR THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE QUITE THE DAUNTING TASK SO OF COURSE, WE HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP YESTERDAY BASICALLY SAY THAT IF THESE SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN, THEY MAY LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING I KNOW YOU TALKED TO THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ABOUT THAT SPECIFICALLY, WHAT DO THEY TELL YOU? >> THEY TOLD ME THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT UT MAKING THAT USKIND OF DEMAND BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE IS A PATCHWORK RKQUILT APPROACH TO REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS, AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SAID SPECIFICALLY REGARDING THE PRESIDENT, NO ONE WANTS TO WELCOME STUDENTSES TO THE CLASSROOM MORE THAN AMERICA'S EDUCATORS, BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS PROVIDED NO O ID REAL PLAN, THEIR ACTIONS ARE CHAOTIC AND THE RHETORIC IS APPALLINGLY RECKLESS THEY ALSO POINT OUT THAT THEY HAVE MANY TEACHERS WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 40, SOME HEOVER THE AGE OF 50, AND SOME OF THEM HAVE HIGH RISKS THAT THEY HAVE TO BE GCONCERNED ABOUT >> YOU ARE A PARENT HERSELF, SO AM I

HEALTH AND SAFETY, TOP OF MIND FOR LOTS OF PARENTS WHO ARE WATCHING AND LISTENING, WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS, AFWHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IN PLACE FOR THOSE CLASSROOMS, WHEN STUDENTS DO GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL, IF THEY DO? >> AS I MENTIONED, PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE REALLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, BECAUSE THE CIRCUMSTANCES DIFFER DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE 50 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IT SEEMS TO BE DEA COMBINATION OF MEASURES INCLUDING STAGGERED SCHEDULES WITH A MIX X OF IN SCHOOL DAYS AND REMOTE LEARNING LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS NPER CLASSROOM, PLASTIC DIVIDERS BETWEEN DESKS AND DEEP CLEANING EVERY NIGHT THEY WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT PARENTS KNOW, THEY ARE GOING TO HEOHE DO EY THING THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE CTHE CLASSROOMS ARE AS CLEAN AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN BE WHEN THE CHILDREN AND STAFF GO BACK INTO THE BUILDINGS

>> THANK YOU >>> LET'S BRING YOU TO RANDY, RANDY IS A LONG TIME PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, RANDY, GOOD MORNING, THANKS FOR YOUR TIME >> IN THE SIMPLEST OF TERMS, WHAT DO AMERICA'S TEACHERS NEED TO RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS IN THE FALL? WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE? >> LET ME JUST DEBUNK ONE MYTH, CRAIG, BECAUSE WE PUT OUT AS YOU KNOW, A PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY, IN APRIL THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS FOR US THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY AND EQUITY FOR BOTH OUR KIDS, AND FOR OUR MEMBERS AND TEACHERS

WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE, WE JUST TALKED IN JUNE, AND WHAT THEY SAID WAS THAT THE BUNDLE OF SAFETY PRACTICES THAT HERE ABUSED, — EUROPE USED, FOR THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, THIS MARCH AND APRIL AND IN NEW YORK, OF THE SIX FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING THAT YOU SHOWED, AND MASKS, CLEANING AND VENTILATION AND THEN MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK HAVE THAT KIND OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION THAT IF YOU DID THESE THINGS, THEN 75% OF MY MEMBERS FELT COMFORTABLE ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL, BECAUSE THEY AGREED WITH W DONALD TRUMP, THAT REMOTE LEARNING IS NOT THE BEST THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR KIDS, THEY KNOW THEIR KIDS NEED IN SCHOOL ATTENTION, FOR FOOD INSECURITY, LESSONS, AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON THIS AND THE FUNDING FOR THIS , WAY BACK IN APRIL >> RANDY, ARE AMERICA'S TEACHERS PREPARED TO MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS ARE WEARING MASKS? TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING? ARE THEY PREPARED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF THESE FOURTH GRADERS AND PAATF FIFTH GRADERS ARE WASHING H THEIR HANDS? IS IT REASONABLE TO EXPECT THE TEACHERS, ON TOP OF TEACHING, DOTO DO THOSE STHINGS AS WELL? >> THIS IS WHY TEACHERS ARE SO AMAZING THEY UNDERSTAND, THEY PUT TEAMS TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING WE WILL HAVE TO PUT A ROUTINE TOGETHER, AND WE WILL HAVE ABTO HAVE SOME NGFUN ABOUT WASHING HANDS AND WE WILL HAVE TO O MAKE THOSE YOU KNOW, WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE THOSE THINGS HAPPEN, BUT THAT IS WHY BECAUSE THE EQUITY CONCERN IS GETTING OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, IS REALLY IMPORTANT, BUT WE KNOW IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES, THEN YOU KNOW IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT HALF THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME

FRANKLY, JUST BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO TAKE A RISK WITH PEOPLE WHO GO TO BARS OR BEACHES, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE SPENT OUR LIFE TEACHING KIDS, ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE A RISK WITH KIDS OR WITH OUR MEMBERS LIVES WE KNOW WHAT WILL PREVENT A VIRUS SPREAD IN A SCHOOL, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH, AND FRANKLY, THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO IGNORE RESEARCH AND SCIENCE, OR TRYING TO PRESSURE THE CDC TO CHANGE THAT SCIENCE, IS NOT OKAY WITH PARENTS OR WITH TEACHERS >> WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED? WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE OLDER? THIS IDEA THAT THEY WILL GO IN TODAY'S CLASSROOMS EVERY DAY AND THEN GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS , AGAIN, THE RESEARCH SO FAR DOESN'T INDICATE THAT WHILE CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK IF THEY CONTRACT THE VIRUS, THEY DO CARRY THE VIRUS HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS ABOUT GETTING SICK? >> LOOK, THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT

THE OTHER RESULTS IN OUR POLL, AND NOT JUST MY TWITTER FEED AND MY PHONE CALLS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT TEACHERS TOLD US IN LATE JUNE, THEY BASICALLY, 75% OF THEM BASICALLY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19 IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THEY UNDERSTAND IT, THEY ARE AFFECTED BY IT, THEY ARE SCARED BY IT BUT THAT IS WHY IT IS SO REMARKABLE THAT WITH ALL OF THAT, IF THEY HAD THE PROPER SAFEGUARDS, THEY WANT TO BE IN CLASSROOMS THE PEOPLE I WORRY ABOUT IS EXACTLY WHO YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT , CRAIG I AND ALSO WHO I HAVE HEARD FROM IN THE LAST 48 HOURS, BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENTS HYPERBOLE THEY ARE NOW SCARED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM? THINK ABOUT IT, ABOUT 20% OF TEACHERS ARE OVER 50

ABOUT 30% OF PRINCIPALS ARE OVER 50 OR OVER 55 SO IF YOU'RE IN THE SAME GENERATION AS I AM WHERE YOU MAY BE CARING FOR AN ELDERLY PARENT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF YOU'RE GOING TO RISK, NOT YONLY YOU GETTING SICK, BUT YOUR ELDERLY PARENT GETTING SICK? SO YESTERDAY, WE , PUT OUT A MEMORANDUM, AN OPINION LETTER TO ALL OF SOUR LOCALS, ABOUT HOW YOU GET A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONMM BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN HEARING IN THE LAST 48 HOURS, WE NEED TO HAVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE AMERICAN AC DISABILITY ACT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIGH RISK >> LET ME SAY ONE MORE THING THIS IS WHAT I AM SCARED ABOUT I SAID THIS ON AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY

IF TOO MANY OF OUR MEMBERS BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP'S HYPERBOLE, INSTEAD OF SOMEBODY LIKE ANDREW'S CAUTION, ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE RETIRE EARLY, QUIT, TAKE A LEAVE, SO AT THE VERY SAME TIME, THE KIDS NEED THESE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS, BECAUSE THEY ARE FACING 3 FCRISES THEY NEED PEOPLE TO KIND OF CALM THEM DOWN FOCUS ON THEIR WELL-BEING AND THEIR INSTRUCTION WE ARE GOING TO SEE, T TA HUGE BRAIN DRAIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THAT WAS UNCONSCIONABLE WHAT HE DID FOR POLITICAL REASONS

>> RANDY, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TEACHERS, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH SUPPORT STAFF AS WELL IN THOSE SCHOOLS >> ABSOLUTELY >> RANDY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING >>> THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN THIS FALL IS HEATING UP >> WE ARE UBGOING TO MOVE FORWARD ACCORDING TO THE DATA

ACCORDING TO THE SCIENCE >> IN THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR, BILL, BILL RULED OUT A PULMONARY PLAN WITH THE MIX OF LA IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAYS, LAST SIZES WILL BE CUT, FACEMASKS S ARE REQUIRED >> THEY WILL BE GOING TO SCHOOL, TO THE CLASSROOM, EITHER 2 DAYS A W WEEK OR THREE DAYS A WEEK >> NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR, SAYING NOT SO FAST A DECISION WILL BE MADE NEXT MONTH AT THE STATE LEVEL

ALSO GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESSURING SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> SCHOOL REOPENING'S ARE A STATE DECISION PERIOD WE WILL OPEN THE S SCHOOLSTE IF IT IS SAFE, TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS >> IT IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE GROWING CONFUSIONS SWEEPING THE NATION

ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND IF IT IS EVEN SASAFE THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS NE RELEASED THEIR NEW GUIDELINES WEDNESDAY RECOMMENDING SCHOOLS TAKE PRECAUTIONS LIKE SANITIZING EXTENSIVELY, ENSURING CLEAN HANDS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING, AND REDUCING CLASS SIZE HA AS EDUCATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKE IN DALLAS WHERE CASES ARE SURGING WORRY ABOUT SAFETY, HIS CLASSES OPEN UP >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY RIGHT NOW, AND THE ISSUE THAT IS KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT IN TERMS OF GETTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL

>> I THINK THESE NUMBERS KEEP CHANGING AND KEEP GETTING WORSE YOU CAN'T WILL PARENTS TO BRING THE KIDS, IF THEY DON'T WANT TO BRING THEM, THEY WILL NOT BRING THEM >> Reporter: AT ONE CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE ON CAMPUS EVERY DAY, AND NOW IR EVERY DESK WILL BE SEPARATED WITH PLEXIGLASS SCHOOL OFFICIALS HERE SAY THEY ARE READY, AND SO ARE VITHE PARENTS >> A orWANT THEIR EY KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL, THEY WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO LEARN EVERY DAY IN THE ENVIRONMENT

>> Reporter: IN A RECENT SURVEY OF 400,000 PARENTS, OF STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY, 75% SAID THEY BUWANTED THEM BACK IN BUILDINGS BUT IN A SURVEY DONE BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC IN JUNE, THAT NUMBER WAS 50% OF VOTERS WHO HAD SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, AS YOU HEARD THAT SUPERINTENDENT SAY IN DALLAS, YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE FAMILIES BEHAVIOR, YOU CAN'T WILL THOSE KIDS BACK INTO CLASSROOMS >>> TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES THAT PEOPLE NEED TO OPEN UP OUR ECONOMY AND TO OPEN UP OUR SCHOOLS >> SECRETARY OF EDUCATION'S INDICATED THAT CHILDREN SICK GO TO SCHOOL, THEY HAVE TO TAKE RISKS EVERYBODY TAKES RISKS

YOU TAKE RISKS TO RIDE A BICYCLE, TO BE AN ASTRONAUT, YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE RISK WE DON'T WANT OUR CHILDREN TO TAKE RISK TO GO TO SCHOOL WE ARE SUPPOSED TO MITIGATE FOR ANY DAMAGE, WE ARE SUPPOSED TO KEEP THEM SAFE SO, WITH STIFF COMPETITION, THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ILL- INFORMED, STIFF COMPETITION IN THIS ADMINISTRATION ON THIS AND OTHER SUBJECTS THE THIRD PART OF IT IS, WE ARE NEVER GOING TO HAVE OUR ECONOMY COME BACK UNLESS WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE MUST PUT MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

AND THAT IS WHAT WE DO WITH THE THIRD PILLAR OF THE HEROES ACT UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WILL INSPIRE — WILL EXPIRE THE HEROES ACT EXTENDS IF EXTENDS IT AND AGAIN, THE LAST CHECKS GO OUT ABOUT JULY 26

SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT, IT IS OVER BY THE END OF THE MONTH WE MUST RENEW UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE THIS MORNING, 16th STRAIGHT WEEK OF 1 MILLION PEOPLE, OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WE HAVE TO PUT THE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF PEOPLE WITH OUR DIRECT PAYMENTS

ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL IF WE DO NOT, IF WE DO NOT HELP OUR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HONORING OUR HEROES, IF WE DO NOT KILL OFF THIS VIRUS, AND IF WE DO NOT PUT MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, OUR ECONOMY WILL ONLY WORSEN DON'T TAKE IT FROM ME TAKE IT FROM AUTHORITIES ON THE SUBJECT WHO CHECK THIS ALL THE TIME SO IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL, ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT WE COME TOGETHER IN A BIPARTISAN WAY, AND GET THIS DONE IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

IT ALSO HAS RESOURCES THAT HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE COUNTRY, FOR HELPING THE POSTAL SERVICE, KEEPING THE POSTAL SERVICE GOING, KEEPING VOTING AT HOME FUNDED, AND ALSO A VERY IMPORTANT PART, OF PUTTING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK, THE OSHA PROVISION FOR SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE PPP AND ITS AVAILABILITY OR LACK THERE OF, IS VERY MUCH A PART OF EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, ABOUT MEETING THE NEED TO HEALTHCARE, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DIAGNOSED, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR TEACHERS AND OUR CHILDREN GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TEACHERS, CUSTODIANS, ALL OF THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN WHICH IS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY FOR US ALL SAFELY

PPP AGAIN, WE HAVE A SHORTAGE OF THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE COMMON SENSE WEIGH IN ON THIS, COMMON SENSE TO LISTEN TO THE SCIENTIST AND NOT CDC REGULATIONS THAT ARE PREDICATED ON A TWEET WE ALWAYS WANT ANY GUIDANCE THAT WE GET TO BE UPDATED BY THE SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE, BUT THIS TO BE DOWNGRADED ON A TWEET, JUST TELLS YOU HOW SENSELESS ALL OF THIS IS AS WE ARE GATHERING HERE, THIS WEEK, THE MANY THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON, THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE IS MEETING EVERY DAY STARTING MONDAY FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, PUTTING TOGETHER APPROPRIATIONS, WHICH AS YOU KNOW MUST BE PASSED BY SEPTEMBER 30, THAT IS THE DEADLINE

I THINK THE COMMITTEE IS MEETING RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK AND THEY ARE BRIEF ON MATTERS THAT RELATE TO RUSSIA, RIGHT NOW TODAY I GUESS IT IS, A CONTINUATION OF THE WORK OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE THAT IS HAVING ITS HEARINGS, APPROPRIATIONS OF HOMELAND SECURITY, THESE ARE THE SUBCOMMITTEES OF APPROPRIATIONS FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE ON EUROPE IS HAVING ITS EDUCATION THE FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, FINANCIAL SERVICES, ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES ON ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO PROTECTING WORKERS DURING COVID-19 , OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, IT GOES INTO THE LIFE-THREATENING IMPACT OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC ON HUMAN HEALTH, AND THEN NATURAL RESOURCES, THERE IS A MEETING OF DEMOCRATS ONLY ON THE RESTORATION ECONOMY EXAMINING ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES THE LIST GOES ON

, INSECURITY, SMALL BUSINESS, BUDGET, VETERANS AFFAIRS, ENERGY AND COMMERCE I SAID, THERE ARE LIKE THREE DAYS OF THESE MEETINGS I AM VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THE MEMBERS ARE DOING, TO PREPARE US FOR THE VOTES ON THE FLOOR WHEN WE CALL ALL THE MEMBERS BACK INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE, WHEN WE COME BACK, WE WILL BE MARKING UP THE INTELLIGENCE BILL, BUT IT IS ALL IN THE WORKS NOW SO, WE ARE GETTING READY FOR WHEN THEY COME BACK, AS I SAY MANY OF THESE MEETINGS ARE VIRTUAL, SOME ARE HYBRID, SOME ARE ACTUAL, ALL OF THEM IMPORTANT AND ALL OF THEM TO BE ACTED UPON WHEN WE COME BACK INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATIONS BILL ALMOST IMMEDIATELY, THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT

THE URGENCY, THE URGENCY, IT IS MORE THAN URGENT IT IS SO NECESSARY AND SO OBVIOUS, OF THE HEROES ACT, THE DEMANDS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER, THAT PASSES OUT OF THE CONGRESS, SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT, BY THE END OF JULY SO THAT WE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE UNCERTAINTY IN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF EMPLOYMENT, UNCERTAINTY IN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF JUST NOT HAVING RESOURCES, WILL HAVE THE COMFORT OF KNOWING AND THEREFORE THE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TO SPEND WHICH IS SO IMPORTANT ANYWAY, JUST VERY EVENTFUL TIMES, SAD, ABOUT THE AGAIN, THE 16th WEEK OF PEOPLE APPLYING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, CAREFULLY READING THE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THEM THAT THE LAYOUT FOR THE CONGRESS WHICH WE WILL ABIDE BY, AND THE LOWER COURTS, AND AGAIN, 7-2, EVEN THE PRESIDENTS APPOINTEES SAYING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW ANY QUESTIONS? YES MA'AM? >> McCONNELL SAID THAT HE IS OPEN TO DIRECT PAYMENTS, ANOTHER ROUND OF DIRECT PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS MAKING UNDER $40,000 A YEAR, CAN YOU TELL US IF YOU HAVE SPOKEN WITH HIM ABOUT THIS? HE WAS INITIALLY SAYING WE NEED TO WAIT AND SEE BEFORE THERE IS MORE SPENDING AND NOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU MORE OPEN TO LIABILITY PROTECTIONS? >> NO, LET ME JUST SAY THIS, EVERY DAY YOU SEE THEM OPENING UP MORE WE GET OVERTURES ABOUT CAN THIS BE IN THE BILL, CANNOT BE IN THE BILL BECAUSE THEY KNOW THERE HAS TO BE A BILL

WHAT DOESN'T MEASURE UP IS IT CAN ONLY BE $1 TRILLION WE NEED $1 TRILLION FOR STATE AND LOCAL, WE NEED $1 TRILLION, ANOTHER $1 TRILLION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND DIRECT PAYMENTS SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT PROBABLY NOT AS MUCH, FOR THE TESTING TRACING TREATMENT, ETC SO, $1 TRILLION IS OKAY, THAT IS AN INTERESTING POINT, BUT IT DOESN'T COME ANYWHERE NEAR, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE $40,000 CAME FROM, I THINK THERE ARE MANY FAMILIES DEPENDING ON SIZE OF FAMILY, BUT SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS, THAT $40,000 WOULD HAVE TO BE EXPLAINED, JUSTIFIED AND THE REST BUT I THINK FAMILIES MAKING OVER $40,000 PROBABLY NEED ASSISTANCE DEPENDING ON THEIR FAMILY SITUATION

WE THINK THERE IS A PATH TO TALK ABOUT PROTECTING BUSINESSES AND WORKERS, AND CUSTOMERS WHO COME IN, AND THAT IS THE OSHA PROVISION, BUT LET'S HEAR WHAT EVERYBODY HAS TO SAY, BUT DON'T SAY YOU ALL HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK, EVEN IF IT ISN'T SAFE, AND BY THE WAY, WE ARE REMOVING ALL RESPONSIBILITY FROM THE EMPLOYER I MEAN NO >> YOU SAID $1 TRILLION? >> FOR WHAT? >> I AM SAYING $1 TRILLION, FOR STATE AND LOCAL $1 TRILLION FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, AND DIRECT PAYMENTS TRILLION

LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY $1 TRILLION FOR STATE AND LOCAL THAT IS HALF OF THE COST OF THE REPUBLICAN PLAN IN THEIR TAX SCAM, WHERE THEY ADDED $2 TRILLION TO THE NATIONAL DEBT YES, I AM SAYING TRILLION LET ME SAY ANOTHER THING ABOUT TRILLION

THE FED IS SPENDING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO SHORE UP THE STOCK MARKET THAT MAY BE A GOOD THING TO DO WE THINK WE SHOULD SPEND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO SHORE UP AMERICA'S WORKERS AND THERE IS A PATH, THAT IS A GOOD INVESTMENT, THAT IS A STIMULUS, THAT IS STIMULUS, OR THAT KEEPS PEOPLE FROM LOSING THEIR JOBS, AND HELPS PEOPLE GET JOBS, BY BEING A STIMULUS AND SPENDING, HAVING CONSUMER CONFIDENCE, SPENDING, INJECTING DEMAND INTO THE ECONOMY, JOB CREATING

>> YOU SAY THIS WAS BAD NEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT, BUT >> I SAID IT WASN'T GOOD NEWS >> WITH THAT SAID, WHAT WILL THE HOUSE DO NOW? YOU WOULD'VE CONCEIVABLY HAD THESE RECORDS, BEFORE THE COMMITTEE, AND YOU WOULD'VE HAD TO BARGE THROUGH THESE FOR ANOTHER INVESTIGATION

>> WHAT WILL YOU DO? >> THIS KIND OF PREVENTS YOU FROM DOING SOME COURT OF BROAD INVESTIGATION >> WE HAVE A PATH THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS LAID OUT THAT WE CERTAINLY WILL NOT IGNORE AND WE WILL NEVER STOP OUR OVERSIGHT, THAT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES BY ALL ACCOUNTS FOR MANY OF THESE SHALL WE SAY CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITIES, THERE WAS NEVER ANY WAY THEY WERE GOING TO GIVE US THE RECORDS, RIGHT NOW BUT THEY WOULD GIVE US A PATH TO THE RECORDS

YES SIR? >> IT IS UNLIKELY THAT THE NEW YORK CASE WILL GO BEFORE THE GRAND JURY, ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED THAT CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WILL NOT SEE THESE RECORDS BEFORE NOVEMBER? >> THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION BECAUSE IT TAKES ME TO WHAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS DECISION THIS ISN'T SO MUCH ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS RECORDS ALTHOUGH WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW YOU KNOW, HOW RUSSIA FUNDED HIS OPERATION BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WAS AT STAKE THE PRESIDENT WAS ABOVE THE LAW AND THAT WAS WHAT WAS AT STAKE IS THIS COURT GOING TO RULE IN FAVOR OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AND SAY THAT THERE IS NO CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT? UNDERMINING OUR SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES

SO FOR US, THAT WAS WHAT WAS IMPORTANT AND WHAT IS AT STAKE IS THE SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES, AS I SAY IN MY STATEMENT, THE GENIUS OF THE CONSTITUTION IF IN FACT THEY WOULD HAVE RULED THAT HE IS ABOVE, NOT ABOVE THE LAW, THAT HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS WITHOUT ANY OVERSIGHT, FROM CONGRESS, THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST DEVASTATING TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH AND WE WOULD STILL FIGHT IT, WE WOULD STILL FIGHT IT, BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE ABANDONED ALL PRECEDENTS AND THE REST THAT HAS RULED IN FAVOR OF CONGRESS HAVING OVERSIGHT AUTHORITY HOWEVER, THEY DID NOT

AND THE VICTORY IS FOR THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES THE PROCESS WILL TAKE LONGER, BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WAS TRULY IMPORTANT HERE ALL I KEPT THINKING IS OUR FOUNDERS DID THIS MAGNIFICENTLY, MAGNIFICENTLY, THE SEPARATION OF POWER, TO HAVE EQUAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT THE COURT SUSTAINED THAT THIS MORNING >> GIVEN THE UNAPPOINTED SITUATION AND THE RISE IN CASES IN THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, DO YOU THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THAT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT, SEPARATE FROM THE HEROES ACT OR SOME OTHER PACKAGE THAT HE MAY HAVE TO WORK OUT BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH? >> PEOPLE ASK ME, IS IT POSSIBLE THAT YOU COULD DO THE STATE AND LOCAL SEPARATELY

OR ACKNOWLEDGING THE HORROR OF WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THE SPIKE IN THE CORONAVIRUS WOULD YOU DO THAT SEPARATELY? THEY REALLY ARE ALL CONNECTED THEY ARE ALL OF ONE PIECE WE WILL BE WORKING ON IN OUR BUDGET COMMITTEE, THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING PROGRESS ON THIS, ON HOW WE HAVE STABILIZERS, SO THAT IF YOU REACH A CERTAIN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OR WHATEVER MEASURE IS APPROPRIATE TO THE ACTION REQUIRED, THAT IT WOULD AUTOMATICALLY HAPPEN SO THAT THERE IS NO DOUBT, BUT THIS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE UNCERTAINTY IS DEVASTATING TO FAMILIES

SO, I DON'T KNOW , YOU DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS THE EASIEST THING I DON'T KNOW IF THEY SUPPORT UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BUT I DO THINK THAT THEY WILL EVENTUALLY SUPPORT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO COME AROUND TO SOMETHING ON COVID-19 BY THE WAY, MUCH OF WHAT WE HAVE ON THESE TESTING TRACING TREATMENT ETC

, RELATES TO ADDRESSING THE DISPARITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY, HOW LONG — LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND PEOPLE OF COLOR SUFFER IN A DISPROPORTIONATE WAY, BECAUSE OF THEIR BRICK DISPOSITION — THEIR PREDISPOSITION SO, EVERY PIECE OF IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT AND THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE, SHOULD WE JUST IGNORE TESTING AND LET THIS THING GO? SHOULD WE JUST SAY TO STATE AND LOCAL, TOO BAD, FIRE PEOPLE, FIRE PEOPLE, DIMINISH SERVICES TO YOUR POPULATIONS, AND ALSO, RAISE TAXES? I MEAN THIS IS A VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT INITIATIVE AND IT IS ALL CONNECTED OPEN UP THE ECONOMY, TEST TREAT THE PEOPLE, HONOR OUR HEROES, IT IS ALL CONNECTED ANY OTHER WOMEN HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? YES MA'AM? >> THANK YOU MADAM SPEAKER

WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT OVERSIGHT >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER APPROPRIATIONS BILLS NOW I THINK TO HAVE THE PRESIDENT WITHDRAW IS SENSELESS, IT IS NOT ONLY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, IT IS ABOUT POLIO, IT IS ABOUT OTHER DISEASES, DIAGNOSES, THAT WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER TO TRY TO ELIMINATE OR DIMINISH SO, I THINK IT IS SENSELESS, AS YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T BECOME EFFECTIVE UNTIL NEXT SUMMER, 2021 I THINK IT IS JULY WE WILL BE ADDRESSING IT IN OUR APPROPRIATIONS BILL

THAT IS BEING WRITTEN THIS WEEK, AND NEXT >> TO COUNTER THAT, YES SIR? >> ON TUESDAY, THE HHS APPROPRIATIONS MARKED UP CONGRESSMAN COLE, CRITICIZING THE FISCAL SPENDING YEAR OR NEXT SPENDING BILL, TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON ABORTION, TO ALL PREGNANT WOMEN THEY SERVE REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEF, I JUST WANTED TO GET YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT BE MAC I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE SAID ABOUT IT, BUT WHEN I SEE IT I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK OF IT >> THERE WAS A PUSH TO BE ABLE TO TAKE OUT THE HYDE AMENDMENT, >> LET ME SAY THIS ABOUT THE HYDE AMENDMENT FOR 40 YEARS, SINCE I WAS LIKE NOT EVEN IN CONGRESS, I'VE BEEN DISMAYED BY THE INJUSTICE OF THE HYDE AMENDMENT

IT IS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST POOR WOMEN AND LARGELY THEY ARE WOMEN OF COLOR AND SO, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT RELATES TO THAT I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT IS I DON'T THINK IT IS IN THE BILL >> IT IS NOT IN THIS BILL BUT THERE'S A PUSH TO POSSIBLY REMOVE THE HYDE AMENDMENT IN THE COMING SPENDING BILLS IN THE YEARS TO COME

'S AT I MYSELF WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT GONE I THINK IT IS BRAVELY UNJUST IS NOT IN THIS BILL AS I UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HE COMPLAINING ABOUT? SOMETHING THAT WASN'T IN THE BILL? >> HE WAS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE CRITICIZING, THE FAMILY PLANNING GUARANTEES TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON ABORTIONS TO ALL PREGNANT WOMEN THAT THEY SERVE REGARDLESS OF THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEF >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT

I MEAN I JUST DON'T I AM AN APPROPRIATE OR I SERVED WITH HHS FOR MANY YEARS AND I AM VERY CLOSE TO THE ISSUE OF FAMILY PLANNING, BEING A MOTHER OF FIVE >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT THEIR YES MA'AM? >> MADAM SPEAKER, THIS QUESTION IS CLOSE TO HOME FOR YOU, THE CITY OF RICHMOND IS OBVIOUSLY DEALING WITH THE CONFEDERATE STATUE, THE STATUE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS REMOVED OR TAKEN DOWN

I WONDERED IF YOU HAD ANYTHING TO SHARE ABOUT THAT? >> YOU KNOW, I DON'T EVEN HAVE MY GRANDMOTHER'S EARRINGS I AM NOT A BIG LET'S SEE WHAT WE HAVE IN TERMS OF MONUMENTS, I AM MORE INTERESTED IN WHAT PEOPLE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED I THINK THAT IT IS UP TO THE COMMUNITY TO DECIDE WHAT STATUES THEY WANT TO SEE, BUT I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE TAKE DOWN ANY OF THE STATUES OF PEOPLE WHO COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS THOSE STATUES EXIST IN THE CONGRESS, THE HALLS OF CONGRESS, IN THE ROTUNDA'S, NOT THE ROTUNDA I DON'T THINK, BUT IN THE STATUARY HALL, AND THE REST I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAYS OH, A STATUE, IT IS SOMEBODY, SOMEPLACE, IT IS AN IMPORTANT THING

IF THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T WANT THE STATUE THERE, THE STATUE SHOULDN'T BE THERE THAT DOESN'T DIMINISH MY PRIDE OR MY ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE AND THE FACT THAT IT WAS A COUNTRY DISCOVERED BY AN ITALIAN, I HAVE THAT PRIDE, BUT I DON'T CARE THAT MUCH ABOUT THE STATUES >> SHOULDN'T THAT BE DONE BY THE COMMISSION, NOT BY A MOB? >> PEOPLE WILL DO WHAT THEY DO I DO THINK THAT FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT, IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE IT TAKEN DOWN, IF THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T WANT IT I DON'T KNOW THAT IT HAS TO BE A COMMISSION, BUT IT COULD BE A COMMUNITY VIEW

SOMETIMES, IT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN THERE, THAT VIEW HAS BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE BUT LET'S JUST SAY, I ALWAYS SAY TO YOUNG PEOPLE, CHILDREN, WHO COME TO THE CAPITAL, WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND, YOU SEE STATUES OF PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON, MONUMENTS AND THE REST, WHO WE RESPECT JEFFERSON, LINCOLN, YOU KNOW, HEROES THEY WOULD WANT US TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE YOUR FUTURE

SO EVERYTHING WE DO HERE IS ABOUT YOU IT IS NOT NECESSARY — NECESSARILY, THEY WOULD WANTED TO BE ABOUT LOOKING FORWARD, NOT LOOKING BACK SO, LET'S JUST THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE THE VALUES, ENVISIONED, THE PERSPECTIVE THAT WE ENSHRINED AND HOW THAT BENEFITS OUR CHILDREN, RATHER THAN HAVING A BIG FIGHT ABOUT WAS SOMEBODY WORTH IT? WE KNOW THEY ARE NOT WORTH IT, IF THEY COMMITTED TREASON AGAINST THE UNITED STATES THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU! >> NBC NEWS NOW, WE HAVE 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 AM EASTERN >> WE WILL START WITH NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR, DOCTOR THEN DOCTOR, GOOD MORNING

WOULD YOU BREAK THIS DOWN FOR ME, WOULD YOU GIVE ME YOUR TOP THREE CONCERNS WHEN IT COMES TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS OPENING UP THIS FALL? >> GOOD MORNING, YOU BET IS A CRITICAL QUESTION, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE KNOW HERE IS THAT TESTING NEEDS TO BE THE BACKBONE OF ANY RETURN TO SCHOOL STRATEGY, IT IS CRITICAL TESTING IS CRITICAL, POINT- OF-CARE TESTING, THE TYPE OF TESTING WHERE YOU KNOW, AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT GOES INTO THE STUDENT CLINIC, THEY GET A SWAB INTO THEIR NOSE AND THEY GET A RESULT IN 30 MINUTES, WE DON'T HAVE THAT TESTING RIGHT NOW, IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY IF WE CAN GET THAT TESTING, WE THINK BY LATE FALL, EARLY WINTER WE MIGHT HAVE THAT TESTING IN PLACE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY THOUGH

NUMBER TWO, NUMBER TWO IS SPACE, THERE IS JUST A DIRE LACK OF SPACE IF I AM A SCHOOL DISTRICT PRINCIPLE, I AM HAVING DISCUSSIONS HERE IN SEATTLE WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE BECAUSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE LIMITED THAT SPACE IS REALLY EXPENSIVE AND MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACTUALLY ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ENOUGH SPACE SO THAT DESKS ARE FAR ENOUGH APART, AND CHILDREN CAN COME IN TO SCHOOL MORE OFTEN AND REMAINING AT HOME , IF WE DO A STAGGERED SCHEDULE SITUATION WHERE HALF THE WEEK YOU ARE IN A BRICK-AND-MORTAR SETTING, HALF THE WEEK YOU ARE IN A COMPUTER ENVIRONMENT

I WORRY ABOUT TEACHERS AND OLDER INDIVIDUALS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WE KNOW DON'T DO WELL WHEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 AND WE THINK EVEN IF CHILDREN DON'T GET SICK, THEY ARE VERY GOOD TRANSMITTERS OF THE DISEASE >> DO YOU THINK MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY IN SCHOOLS? >> YOU BET ABSOLUTELY THERE SHOULD BE NO DISTANCE BETWEEN AND MANDATORY MASK POLICY AND WHAT WE DO IN SCHOOLS THE QUESTION HERE IS OUR CHILDREN ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO TOUCH THEIR FACE MORE

I HAVE A THREE- YEAR-OLD, WE TRIED TO PUT A MASK ON HIM AND HE IS TRYING TO TOUCH HIS FACE ALL THE TIME WHERE IS THIS REALISTIC AND WHEN IT ISN'T? YES, IT SHOULD BE MANDATORY WE SHOULD BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT WHO IS COMING INTO SCHOOL >> THERE WAS THIS VIDEO TAKEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO IN CHINA, IT IS AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IT SHOWS THE PROCESS THAT THE KIDS GO THROUGH, TO GET INTO SCHOOL THEY SPRAY THE BOTTOM OF THEIR SOULS, THEY WASH THEIR HANDS, THEY END UP TAKING THE MASK OFF AS THEY BEGIN THEIR DAY, THIS LOOKS LIKE A REALLY RIGID KIND OF THING, IS THIS SOMETHING, SOMETHING LIKE THIS EXTENSIVE, IS THIS THE WAY WE SHOULD BE DOING IT? THIS BREAKDOWN, THE TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND ALL OF THAT STUFF? >> I THINK TO ME, SO, PUTTING MEASURES THAT ARE REALISTIC IN OUR SETTING, TO ME MAKES SENSE SO THAT IS WIPING DOWN SCHOOL SURFACES, MORNING, MIDDAY, AND EVENING

THAT MAKES SENSE CAN'T SANITIZERS, WHEN YOU COME IN AND WHEN YOU CLOCK OUT, FOR EVERY STUDENT AND EVERY TEACHER THAT MAKES SENSE AND UNIVERSAL MASKING POLICIES WHETHER YOU NEED DISINFECTANT SPRAYS ON BACKS, I WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY MEASURES

I DON'T WANT TO SPRAY INDIVIDUALS AND OUR CHILDREN WITH DISINFECTANTS WHEN I HAVE NO IDEA IF THAT IS SAFE OR NOT I THINK WE NEED TO DRAW A LINE IN TERMS OF ACTUALLY PROTECTING SAFETY >> JUST A REAL QUICK ANSWER, THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAYS THAT THEY STRONGLY ADVOCATE THAT ALL POLICY CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD START WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING STUDENTS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN SCHOOL AND THEY GO INTO THE DETAILS AS TO WHY DO YOU SEE THAT AS A POSSIBILITY? >> NO, I DON'T YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IS THE GOAL AND I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD SAY THAT

DO I THINK THAT IS REALISTIC? NOT AT ALL I DON'T KNOW HOW WE SAFEGUARD EVERYBODY'S HEALTH >> OKAY, I APPRECIATE THAT THANK YOU >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOPING THE SUPREME COURT WILL PROTECT HIM FROM HAVING TO REVEAL HIS FINANCIAL DETAILS

THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES CONTROLLED BY DEMOCRATS ARE DEMANDING YEARS WORTH OF BUSINESS RECORDS FROM TRUMP'S ACCOUNTANTS, IT IS PARTLY A RESPONSE TO A CLAIM BY A FORMER TRUMP FIXER, MICHAEL COHEN WHO SAID HIS OLD BOSS WASN'T HONEST ABOUT MONEY >> MISTER TRUMP INFLATED HIS TOTAL ASSETS WHEN IT SERVED HIS PURPOSES SUCH AS TRYING TO BE LISTED AMONGST THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN FORBES >> HE DEFLATED HIS ASSETS TO REDUCE HIS REAL ESTATE TAXES >> A NEW YORK PROSECUTOR, WANTS TO ENFORCE A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA FOR TRUMP'S TAXES, INVESTIGATING WHETHER HE BROKE STATE LAWS BY REIMBURSING COHEN FOR HUSH MONEY PAID TO STORMY DANIELS DURING THE CAMPAIGN

THE PRESIDENTS PERSONAL LAWYERS SAY THE PRESIDENT IS IMMUNE FROM GRAND JURY DEMAND ESPECIALLY FROM LOCAL PROSECUTORS WHO COULD GANG UP AND DISTRACT THE PRESIDENT FROM HIS DUTIES >> THERE IS 2300 DAS IN THE UNITED STATES IF 10% OF THEM ARE ANGRY IT COULD CREATE HARASSMENT AND DISTRACTION >> THE COMMITTEES SAY THEY ARE NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING FROM PRESIDENT TOM, ONLY FROM HIS ACCOUNTANTS AND BANKS

THE CASE WILL TEST THE COURTS INDEPENDENCE AND THE RULING WILL DETERMINE HOW MUCH POWER CONGRESS HAS TO DEMAND A PRESIDENTS DOCUMENTS AND THE AUTHORITY OF PRESIDENTS TO REFUSE ON WEDNESDAY, THE COURT UPHELD NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RULES THAT VASTLY EXPAND AUTHORITY FOR EMPLOYER TO OPT OUT OF PROVIDING INSURANCE COVERAGE, THE VOTE 7-2 WITH JUSTICES GINSBURG AND SOTO, DISSENTING THE COURT SAID THE OBAMA CARE LAW GIVES THE GOVERNMENT WIDE LOT TO TO DECIDE WHAT COUNTS AS PREVENTATIVE CARE AND TO CREATE EXCEPTIONS FROM ITS OWN RULES IN THE PAST, RELIGIOUS EMPLOYERS LIKE CHURCHES WERE EXEMPT FROM THE CONTRACEPTIVE MANDATE NOW EVEN FOR- PROFIT COMPANIES CAN OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR EVEN MORAL OBJECTIONS TO PROVIDING THAT COVERAGE

>> AS FOR TODAY'S CASES INVOLVING PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE SUPREME COURT HAS FACED QUESTIONS BEFORE ABOUT THE POWER OF A PRESIDENT TO RESIST A SUBPOENA, IT'S RULINGS INVOLVING RICHARD NIXON AND BILL CLINTON WERE UNANIMOUS, AND EACH TIME THE PRESIDENT LOST >>> THIS MORNING, A DESPERATE SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION RESUMING FOR FORMER 'GLEE' STAR, NAYA RIVERA WHO DISAPPEARED WEDNESDAY AFTER SWIMMING IN THE LAKE, ABOUT 56 MILES NORTHWEST OF LOS ANGELES POLICE SAY THAT THE 33-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS AND SINGER RENTED A PONTOON BOAT AT THE LAKES RESERVOIR AROUND 1 PM HOURS LATER HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON WAS FOUND IN THE BOAT ALONE SLEEPING AND WEARING A LIFE VEST, AND ADULT LIFE VEST WAS FOUND ON BOARD

>> APPROXIMATE THREE HOURS AFTER THEY LEFT THE DOCK, ANOTHER BOATER OUT ON THE LAKE DISCOVERED THE BOAT DRIFTING, WE ARE GOING ON THE BELIEF THAT SHE WENT IN THE WATER AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE HER THIS MAY WELL BE A CASE OF DROWNING >> DIVERS AND HELICOPTERS SCOURING THE RESERVOIR UNTIL DARK, HALTING THE SEARCH UNTIL THIS MORNING >> EXCUSE ME, BEFORE WE CAST ANOTHER POINTLESS VOTE IN A MEANINGLESS CONTEST THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PRACTICAL RAMIFICATIONS WHATSOEVER >> Reporter: SHE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE AS SANTANA IN 'GLEE' THAT AIR FROM 2009 UNTIL 2015 >> Reporter: HER DISAPPEARANCE COMES AFTER THE DEATH OF TWO OTHER CAST MEMBERS, COREY, WHO DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN 2013, AND MARK, WHO RIVERA DATED, KILLED HIMSELF IN 2018, AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES OVERNIGHT, HER COSTARS SHARING MESSAGES OF HOPE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, DEMI LOVATO WHO GUEST STARRED AS HER LOVE INTEREST IN SEASON FIVE, POSTING PLEASE PRAY FOR NAYA RIVERA TO BE FOUND SAFE AND SOUND AND HARRY, WHO PLAYED MIKE CHANG, SIMPLY WRITING PRAYING

FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALSO FLOODING HER SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, HIGHLIGHTING HER RECENT AND TO GRANT POST ABOUT VALUING LIFE JUST TWO DAYS AGO, SHARING THIS HEARTWARMING PHOTO WITH HER SON, THE CAPTION READING JUST THE TWO OF US >> HER FOUR-YEAR- OLD SON, WERE POLICE ABLE TO GET ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER FROM HIM AND WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HOW HE IS DOING? >> OFFICIALS SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH THE BOY, HE TOLD THEM THEY HAD BEEN SWIMMING BUT THE BOY WAS ABLE TO GET BACK ON THE BOAT, BUT SHE DID NOT GET BACK ON THE BOAT, OFFICIALS SAID OVERNIGHT THEY WERE WORKING TO REUNITE THE CHILD WITH FAMILY MEMBERS >>> THIS MORNING, UNITED AIRLINES WORKERS BRACING FOR MAJOR TURBULENCE ON THE JOB FRONT

THE SECOND LARGEST US CARRIER, WARNING THE 36,000 OF ITS EMPLOYEES, NEARLY HALF OF ITS US WORKFORCE, THEY MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS STARTING OCTOBER 1

UNITED IS CALLING THE CUTS IN VOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS, ADDING IT AS A LAST RESORT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WOULD FEEL THE IMPACT, INCLUDING 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND DATE AGENTS, 55 HUNDRED MECHANICS AND MORE THAN 2000 PILOTS, ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS UNITED SAYS IT'S FLIGHT SCHEDULE THIS MONTH IS EXPECTED TO BE 75% LESS THAN IT WAS COMPARED TO LAST JULY >> THIS IS GUTWRENCHING >> THEY SAY THEY EXPECT MORE BAD NEWS AS CASES OF COVID-19 SOAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND DEMAND FOR TRAVEL TANKS

>> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED IT IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE WHAT THIS MEANS, IS DEVASTATION FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES >> Reporter: UNITED ISN'T FLYING SOLO AND WHEN IT COMES TO DOWNSIZING PAYROLL AMERICAN, DELTA, AND SOUTHWEST HAVE ALL ALREADY OFFERED VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PACKAGES FOR SOME OF THEIR WORKERS, ALSO

>> THIS COMES DESPITE A $25 BILLION FEDERAL BAILOUT PACKAGE FOR US AIRLINES THAT MONEY CONTINGENT ON NO MAJOR JOB CUTS THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER WHILE WORKERS ENDURE THE PAINFUL CHANGES, CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE FEWER FLIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM, GOING FORWARD

>> IF THE AIRLINES START TO CUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS, YOU AND I WILL NOT NOTICE IT ON PLANES ALL OF THE AIRLINES WILL HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF PILOTS, THE SAME NUMBER OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON EACH INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT BUT BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, THEY NEED FEWER PILOTS, FEWER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, AND REALLY FEWER PEOPLE OVERALL >> Reporter: NOW, OTHER PARTS OF THE AIR TRAVEL INDUSTRY GETTING HIT HARD, THE PLANE MANUFACTURER, AIRBUS, SAID IT RECEIVED NO NEW ORDERS FOR NEW PLANES IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, AND THIS COMES AS WE EXPECT TO GET ANOTHER 14 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN FILED LAST WEEK, REALLY SHOWING THAT THIS ECONOMIC PAIN CONTINUES TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE

>> FITNESS INDUSTRY LEADERS, FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES, ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN JIM'S >> MORE THAN 60 OF THEM SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER, CITING EVIDENCE THEY SAY, PROVES GEMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SPIKES AND COVID-19 CASES >> I AM A STUDIO MANAGER, BUT FROM WHAT I HAVE READ, THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT >> IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY IN A GYM? ORANGE THEORY STUDIO MANAGER, CHRIS, IN MIAMI, THINKS IT IS >> KEEPING THINGS SANITIZED, KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE, KEEPING THE MASK ON, I THINK THESE ARE LIKE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING

>> HERE IN MIAMI- DADE COUNTY, GEMS WERE CLOSED AGAIN MONDAY THEN, REOPENED BY TUESDAY BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS >> PEOPLE WANT TO GO IN THE GYM, THEY MUST WEAR THEIR MASK >> Reporter: NOT ALL DOCTORS ENTIRELY CONVINCED MASKS ALONE ARE FOOLPROOF

>> IF YOU CAN MAINTAIN PROBABLY LIKE MAYBE 12 FEET DISTANCE IF NOT MORE, AS WELL AS FACE COVERING, AND AGAIN, CONSTANT HAND SANITIZING, IT MIGHT BE SAFE >> Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMENDS GYM GOERS FOLLOW SOME BASIC GUIDELINES EMIT ACTIVITIES INDOORS, ESPECIALLY GROUP ACTIVITIES USE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMITED PHYSICAL CONTACT, TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WITH SHARED EQUIPMENT, AND WHERE A CLOTH FACE COVERING SO, IS KEEPING GEMS CLOSED CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS? FOR SOME, THE ANSWER IS CLEAR

>> SUPER HAPPY BECAUSE I GAINED LIKE 20 POUNDS, JUST SITTING AT HOME AND EATING STUFF >> Reporter: THE CDC SAYS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, FUNCTION BETTER, AND SLEEP BETTER IN NEW YORK, GEMS WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY, THE GOVERNOR DECIDED IT IS TOO SOON >> WE ARE READY TO OPEN

>> A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE TODAY WOULD'VE BEEN THE DAY THAT WE WERE READY TO GO >> Reporter: A GROUP OF GYM OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE >> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE >> THE QUESTION OF COURSE IS HOW DOES THAT VIRUS SPREAD IN GEMS? AND IN FITNESS SETTINGS DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? >> THERE ARE SOME LIMITED STUDIES, IT SEEMS TO SUGGEST IN A CLOSE AREA WITH HIGH INTENSITY, IT IS MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD, THEY LOOKED AT THIS VERY CLOSELY IN SOUTH KOREA BUT ONLY WITH SMALL GROUPS AND THEY FOUND PEOPLE PACKED IN DURING THE HIGH INTENSITY, IT SPREAD, BUT IN A WIDER AREA, MORE OPEN, IT DENTED

KIND OF INTERESTINGLY, FOLKS WHO DIDN'T DO HIGH INTENSITY, BUT MORE LIKE PILATES AND YOGA, THERE WAS NO SPREAD AT ALL >> WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND YOU THERE BUDDY? >> THAT IS CROSSFIT THEY START OUT, THEY TAKE A RUN AROUND, THEY COME BACK THIS IS CROSSFIT, WHICH IS REALLY TAKING OFF IN THE COUNTRY, IN DIFFERENT WAYS IT IS JUST ONE MORE WORK OUT! >> IN FLORIDA, THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JUST ABOUT A MONTH AWAY AND AS WE REPORTED ON WEDNESDAY, THE STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER HAS ORDERED ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA TO RESUME IN-PERSON CLASSES

>> YES, THAT HAS SOME PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN THE HOTSPOT, CONCERNED JOINING US NOW IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, THE STATE'S LARGEST TEACHERS UNION, GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> THANK YOU, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >>> LET'S DIG IN HERE, THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS SEEN A LARGE INCREASE OVER THE PAST WEEK WITH NEARLY 65,000 NEW CASES, I KNOW ON MONDAY THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER CAME DOWN AND IT REQUIRED SCHOOLS TO OFFER FULL-TIME IN PERSON ESSENTIALLY INSTRUCTION AT LEAST FIVE DAYS A WEEK, WHEN THIS DECISION CAME DOWN, WHAT DID YOU THINK AND WHAT WAS THE REACTION FROM TEACHERS? >> SURE, LET ME TELL YOU, FRANKLY IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE

IT IS PUTTING OUR CHILDREN AND PUTTING OUR TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS IN THE MIDDLE OF POLITICS AND THE REOPENING OF THE ECONOMY LET ME GIVE YOU THE BACKDROP YESTERDAY, WE HAD REPORTED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ALMOST 10,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 223,000 CASES TOTAL 48,000 DEATHS, AND 3800 TOTAL DEATHS HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA

IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT, THE PRESIDENT MAKES A DECLARATION THAT ALL SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL, AND THEN WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM GOVERNOR THAT SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT, WE ARE GOING FULL SPEED AHEAD, AND WE ARE GOING TO OPEN SCHOOLS THAT IS IRRESPONSIBLE TO NOT HAVE A PLAN THIS IS NOT A SLOGAN LIVES ARE IN THE BALANCE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HURT AND PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED IF WE DON'T GET THIS RIGHT

>> CLEARLY YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA ARE PREPARED TO OFFER THIS RIGHT NOW, AND THERE IS ANOTHER ASPECT TO THIS, WE SEE ALL OF THIS, THIS CONTROVERSY, THERE ARE A LOT OF TEACHERS WHO DON'T EVEN WANT TO SHOW UP ON THE FIRST DAY WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? >> LISTEN, WE HAVE TEACHERS THAT ARE OVER THE AGE OF 60, TEACHERS THAT HAVE UNDERLYING ISSUES, HEALTH ISSUES, AND FRANKLY WE HAVE HEALTHY TEACHERS WHO TAKES CARE OF ELDERLY PARENTS OR SICK CHILD AT HOME THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN US NO CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN GO INTO THESE SCHOOLS, THIS IS A STATE WHERE IN SOME PLACES YOU CAN'T GO TO THE BEACH YOU CAN'T CONGREGATE IN THE GYM, YOU CAN'T EAT IN A RESTAURANT BUT NOW IT IS OKAY TO PUT HUNDREDS OF KIDS IN A CONTAINED AREA AND SOME OF THE BIGGER SCHOOLS IN JACKSONVILLE, TAMPA, ORLANDO, MIAMI, THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN THE SAME BUILDING WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE PROPER CDC GUIDELINES? THAT IS THE RESPONSIBLE WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER, TO HAVE A BIGGER PLAN TO HAVE A NATIONAL PLAN AND HOW WE WILL GET THESE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND LET ME SAY THIS, NO ONE WANTS TO BE IN SCHOOL MORE THAN TEACHERS

THE FIRST GRADE TEACHERS, THEY CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL WE MISS OUR KIDS I AM A HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR I WANT TO SEE THOSE KIDS WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY

WE HAVE TO DO IT SO THAT PARENTS HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THEIR KID IS GOING TO COME HOME AND BE SAFE AND NOT IN FACT GRANDMOTHER AT HOME OR AUNT OR PERHAPS A BROTHER OR SISTER WHO HAS JUVENILE DIABETES OR SOME OTHER ISSUE >> FREDERICK, AS WE UNDERSTAND, THE ORDER DOES LEAVE ROOM FOR STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS TO OVERRIDE IT, IT ALSO ALLOWS DISTRICTS TO OFFER HYBRID SORT OF HYBRID OF IN PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS BUT THE STATE NEEDS TO APPROVE THAT, DOES THAT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL? >> WAS IN, WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS PASSED THE BUCK TO OUR SUPERINTENDENTS AND SCHOOL BOARD AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS THANK GOD THAT WE HAVE SOME SUPERINTENDENTS WHO ARE SHOWING SOME LEVEL OF COURAGE, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE WORKING WITH LOCAL UNION OFFICIALS AND ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS BECAUSE WE HAVE INTELLECT COLLATION — WE HAVE A DECLARATION WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE SHOWING A HIGH LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP, HIGH LEVELS OF COURAGE BUT THAT IS WHAT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS DON'T LEAD WITH FALSE INNUENDOS THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET THIS RIGHT, WE HAVE TO BE LED BY SCIENCE, LED BY FAX, AND LED BY EMPATHY, PASSION, AND GRACE IN THE SITUATION

WE ARE ALL HURTING >> LAST WEEK WE INTERVIEWED ON THIS BROADCAST, WE INTERVIEWED THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, THIS GROUP RECOMMENDS ALL STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL FULL-TIME WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT KEEPING KIDS OUT OF CLASS DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD? >> WE WANT OUR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL I WILL REITERATE THAT AGAIN THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, THE NATIONAL AFFILIATES, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THEM, ALL OF THE TEACHERS WANT TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL

THE 76% OF TEACHERS THAT WE SURVEYED SAID THEY WANTED TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL AND SO I WILL TELL YOU THAT WE WANT TO BE BACK BUT WE WANT TO DO IT SAFELY THIS IS LIFE OR DEATH DOING THESE THINGS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL, IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, THE COUNSELORS, WE WILL NEED THOSE FOLKS INSIDE THE SCHOOL, IT WILL COST MONEY TO EDUCATE THE KIDS WE ARE READY TO GO BACK BUT WE WANT TO GO BACK SAFELY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE NOT THE PETRI DISH FOR THE NATION HERE IN FLORIDA >> SPEAKING OF GOING BACK, I WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE SEEN THE VIRAL VIDEOS OF THE CONFRONTATIONS, PEOPLE NOT WANTING TO WEAR THEM, HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU THAT THE TEACHERS WILL THEN HAVE TO BE THE ONES ENFORCING STUDENTS WEARING MASKS AND I SAY THAT, KNOWING JUST YESTERDAY I HAVE 27-YEAR-OLD AND A 10-YEAR- OLD

FOR THE FIRST TIME I HAD TO WEAR A MASK, WE HAD TO GO OUT FOR A MOMENT, THEY TOUCH THEM, THEY TAKE THEM OFF I COULDN'T KEEP THEM ON FOR SECONDS IT IS A REAL CHALLENGE, QUITE FRANKLY >> THE PANDEMIC IS GOING TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE WE NEED TO START EDUCATING PEOPLE, WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS TRYING TO LEGISLATE BY TWEETS

WE SHOULD EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THE PROPER USE OF MASKS AND HOW THEY ARE HELPING OUR PUBLIC AT LARGE HOW THEY ARE HELPING IN OUR COMMUNITY'S HOW THEY ARE HELPING STORES AND RESTAURANTS IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS IT IS NOT ON THE TEACHER TO DO ALL OF THE EDUCATION WE HAVE TO DO IT AT HOME, IN OUR COMMUNITY, IN THE STATE HOUSE AND WE HAVE TO DO IT IN THE WHITE HOUSE

UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE GETTING A VERY LOW LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP FROM OUR SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, WHO HAS BEEN ON TELEVISION FOR THE LAST 48 HOURS, NOT TALKING ABOUT THOSE ISSUES THAT MATTER THE CDC REGULATIONS, HANDWASHING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, ENSURING THAT WE CAN BRING OUR STUDENTS BACK AND HAVE MASKS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT IT WILL BE A REEDUCATION FOR ALL OF US NOT ONLY FOR OUR FIVE-YEAR-OLD, BUT FOR THE 50- YEAR-OLD, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE WEARING A MASK >> OF COURSE MANY OF THE CHANGES THAT WILL BE NECESSARY, DO COST MONEY AS WE KNOW, SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH BUDGET CONCERNS, LET'S BRING IN STEPHANIE

GOOD MORNING HELP US UNDERSTAND WHAT SCHOOLS COME WHEN THEY SHUT DOWN, HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THE DISTRICT REVENUES? >> HERE'S THE THING, DISTRICT REVENUES ARE NOT IMPACTED, WHETHER OR NOT SCHOOLS ARE OPEN OR CLOSE THE BIGGER ISSUE, BUDGETS DON'T CHANGE THE SCHOOL BUDGETS HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE YEAR WHAT HAS CHANGED, IS HOW MUCH MONEY IT WILL COST TO SEND OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY AND AS IT STANDS, EDUCATION FUNDING IN THIS COUNTRY, ONLY 8% OF IT COMES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

THAT MEANS 92% OF THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM LOCAL STATES, LOCAL CITIES, AND THINK ABOUT THIS IN THE LAST YEAR SINCE THE PANDEMIC, REVENUES HAVE GONE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY, WE ARE NOT GIVING MUCH IN SALES TAX AND OTHER INCOME SUBSIDIES ARE RELIANT UPON WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT THE DOCTOR MENTIONED, ALL OF THE PROTOCOLS, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE HAND SANITIZER, THE PLEXIGLAS, THIS COSTS A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THEY DON'T HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW >> THAT BEGS THE QUESTION, WHERE IS THAT MONEY GOING TO COME FROM? 8% COMES FROM THE FED, YOU HAVE STATES THAT NEED TO RECONFIGURE THEIR SCHOOLS, HOW DO THEY PAY FOR IT? >> THIS IS THE 1165 BILLION DOLLAR QUESTION AND I GET THIS NUMBER FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF TEACHERS WHO HAVE COME UP WITH THIS NUMBER, THIS ESTIMATE AS WHAT THEY SAY IT COSTS TO RECONFIGURE OUR SCHOOLS SAFELY

RIGHT NOW, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOTTED $135 BILLION FOR K-12 SCHOOLS THAT LEAVES US, $100 BILLION SHORT AND A LOT OF STATES ARE ALREADY TURNING TO WASHINGTON, THEY ARE SAYING WE HEAR YOU MISTER PRESIDENT, WE WANT TO OPEN, WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT THE MONEY >> WE ALSO LOOK AROUND THE GLOBE, TO SEE HOW THIS IS WORKING SUCCESSFULLY IN HONG KONG IN ITALY AND GERMANY, THEY ARE SUBSIDIZING LAPTOPS FOR LOW INCOME STUDENTS AT SOME POINT, YOU ARE GETTING THE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT, WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO GET THAT $100 MILLION? >> IT IS ABOUT POLITICAL WILL

RIGHT NOW, AS EVERYDAY CITIZENS, AND PARENTS, WE CAN CALL OUR CONGRESS PERSON, WE CAN ASK FOR THIS BUT WE CAN'T CONTROL IT AS PARENTS, WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO AT HOME IN THE SPRING AS PARENTS YOU KNOW I KNOW WE WERE ALL KIND OF WINGING IT WE WERE TREATING IT SAYING LET'S GET TO THE END OF THE YEAR AND MAKE IT THROUGH NOW WE HAVE A MONTH OR MORE TO GO BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS AGAIN AND WE HAVE TO AT LEAST START PLANNING, SAYING WE MIGHT BE HOME

T OUR HOME SPACE SHOULD WE BE GETTING A DESK? IF POSSIBLE, CAN WE PUT A PARTITION UP? REMEMBER, DESKS, SMALL DESKS SOLD OUT SO, SO QUICKLY STARTED WORKING FROM HOME WE HEAR THAT SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL CELL OUT QUICKLY TRY TO STOCK UP NOW TRY TO HAVE KIDS SPEND SCREEN TIME ON EDUCATIONAL APPS

IF YOU CAN ONOMALGE SAVING $10, $20 AND PUT SOME MONEY SAWAY NOW, GET YOURSELF AN iP iPAD OR A LAPTOP IN OTHER COUNTRIES THE GOVERNMENT SENT THEM COMPUTERS WE ARE NOT SEEING THAT IN THE UNITED STATES IN A NATIONAL WAYRNRE WE HAVE TO START HAVING A BACKUP PLAN AT HOME IF VI POSSIBLE >> THE ONE THING WE KNOW IS THERE WILL BE A SPLIT BETWEEN BRICK- AND-MORTAR LEARNING

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EASTERN SELECTION IN CALIFORNIA IN THE VERY SYSTEM THAT PROMISES TO BE FAIR AND BALANCED HERE'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: TONIGHT THE D >>> TONIGHT THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE IS STRETCHING BEYOND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INTO THE COURTROOM WHERE NATIONWIDE BLACK PEOPLE ARE CONVICTED AT HIGHER RATES >> VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEM ACTUALLY SIT IN JUDGMENT ON THEM

>> Reporter: THE CHIEF PUBLIC DEFENDER IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA SAID IT ALL BEGINS WITH BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION >> AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN WOMAN IN THE OFFICE HERE HAS TRIED OVER 20 CASES SHE CAN COUNT THE NUMBER OF BLACK JURORS SHE HAS HAD ON ONE HAND >> Reporter: DISCRIMINATION IS ILLEGAL BUT PEREMPTORY CHALLENGES ALLOW THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE TO DISMISS POTENTIAL JURORS WITHOUT ANY CAUSE WHILE EITHER SIDE HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT IF IT APPEARS RACIALLY MOTIVATED, HE SAYS PROSECUTORS DEFEND THIS BY USING REASONS THAT ONLY APPEAR RACE NEUTRAL

>> I HAD AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN JUROR WHO WAS EXCLUDED BECAUSE SHE WAS WEARING A COAT >> Reporter: A NEW REVIEW INVOLVING ISSUES WITH PREEMPTORY STRIKES FINDS PROSECUTORS CUTTING BLACK JURORS IN 72% OF THE CASES WHILE CUTTING WHITE JURORS IN LESS THAN 1% SOME OF THE REASONS, BECAUSE THEY HAD DREADLOCKS WERE SLOUCHING, WORE A SHORT SCORE VISITED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE INCARCERATED OR WHO HAVE HAD NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE IS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

IF YOU SAY YOU CANNOT BE FAIR BECAUSE YOU DISTRUST THE POLICE, WE ARE GOING TO EXCLUDE 989% OF ALL BLACK PEOPLE FROM JURY SERVICE BLACK PEOPLE RIGHTFULLY SO HAVE A DISTRUSTFUL LAW- ENFORCEMENT THE ASSOCIATION OF DEPUTY DA'S IN LA

CALLS THE STUDY FLAWED READY IN PART, THE CASES EXAMINED CONSTITUTE LESS THAN 1% OF JURY TRIALS CONDUCTED IN THE STATE TO DRAW A CONCLUSION THAT RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS PERVASIVE STRETCHES THE DEFINITION OF PERVASIVE >> I HAVE LITERALLY ADD JURY TRIALS WHERE ONE OF THE JURORS CAME IN AND HAD TATTOOS ACROSS THEIR FOREHEAD THAT SAID, F THE POLICE THAT IS NOT A JUROR YOU WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE IS GOING TO LISTEN OBJECTIVELY TO THE TESTIMONY OF A POLICE OFFICER

>> Reporter: UC BERKELEY LAW PROFESSOR WHO LED THE STUDY ALSO HELPED CRAFT STATE LEGISLATION, OPPOSED BY MANY PROSECUTORS AND JUDGES THAT WOULD MAKE MANY OF THE REASONS USED TO DEFEND JURY STRIKES IN BALLOT >> THE STATUS QUO PERPETUATES DISCRIMINATION AND IT IS PAST TIME TO TAKE A BOLD AND DECISIVE STEP TOWARD ENDING IT >> Reporter: GROWING CALLS TO REBALANCE THE SCALES OF JUSTICE FOR ALL >>> TONIGHT IN INDIANA, AFTER AN ALLEGED ATTACK VIDEO CAPTURED BY A BYSTANDER AND POSTED ONLINE APPEARS TO SHOW HIM PINNED TO A TREE BY WHITE MEN AND WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS AN ATTEMPTED LYNCHING

>> THE MOST DISTURBING SITUATION IN MY LIFE >> Reporter: THE VIDEO DOES NOT CAPTURE WHAT LED UP TO THE INCIDENT AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE VIDEO HE SAID HE WAS WALKING WITH FRIENDS AT A STATE PARK ON 4 JULY WHEN THE MEN CONFRONTED THEM SAYING HE WAS TRESPASSING >> THERE WAS A MOMENT WHERE I TOLD THEM NOT TO KILL ME I REALIZE THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT 20

>> Reporter: HE SAID HE WAS BEATEN AND VERBALLY ASSAULTED AND ONE OF THE MOUND — THAT WAS NOT CAUGHT ON VIDEO HIS ACCOUNT HAS SHOT THE COMMUNITY >> I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND TO SEE WHAT COULD BE SEEN ON THE VIDEO WAS NAUSEATING AND AGGRAVATING AND HEART- WRENCHING >> Reporter: PROTESTS ERUPTED

>> WE DEMAND PROSECUTION >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR WAITING IN >> THE VIDEO CLIP THAT I VIEWED WITH MY EYES WAS BEYOND DISTURBING >> Reporter: AUTHORITIES SAY THEY RESPONDED TO THE SCENE FOR A REPORT OF A BATTERY NO ARRESTS WERE MADE BUT INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING

THE MONROE COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE SAYS ONCE THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE IT WILL REVIEW THE CASE AND DETERMINE WHAT CHARGES ARE APPROPRIATE >> I WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE BRING ABOUT CHANGE AND NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS >> Reporter: TONIGHT A CALL FOR JUSTICE AS INVESTIGATORS WORK TO SET RIGHT A TROUBLING SCENE >>> TONIGHT UNITED AIRLINES WORKERS ARE BRACING FOR THE WORST THE SECOND LARGEST U

S CARRIER WARNING EMPLOYEES OF 36,000 POSSIBLE INVOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS STARTING OCTOBER 1 CALLING IT, WE HAVE ALWAYS DREADED IT AND THE ACTION THAT WAS A LAST RESORT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC NEARLY HALF OF UNITED U

S WORKERS COULD LOSE THEIR JOBS EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WOULD BE HIT HARD 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, MORE THAN 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND GATE AGENTS 5500 MECHANICS AND MORE THAN 2000 PILOTS ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS

THIS COMES AFTER UNITED AIRLINES RECEIVED $5 BILLION IN FEDERAL BAILOUT MONEY EARLIER THIS YEAR IN EXCHANGE FOR NO MAJOR JOB CUTS THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER >> UNLESS WE SEE A HUGE RETURN IN TRAFFIC IN OCTOBER, WHICH IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN, AIRLINES WILL BE LOSING TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVERY DAY THEY WILL NEED TO BECOME DRAMATICALLY SMALLER THEY NEED TO CUT THEIR COSTS AND THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FALL

>> Reporter: THE MAIN FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION SAID THEY EXPECT BAD NEWS AS CASES OF COVID-19 SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND DEMAND FOR TRAVEL REMAINS AT HISTORIC LOWS >> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED IT IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE BY FIVE TIMES WHAT THIS MEANS IS DEVASTATION FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES

>> Reporter: UNITED SAID THE 36,000 FURLOUGHS IS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO AS OTHER TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY PLAYERS ARE HIT HARD, TODAY THEY RECEIVED ZERO ORDERS FOR NEW PLANES IN JUNE MEANING MORE JOBS COULD BE ON THE LINE >>> IN LESS THAN A MONTH USOC MORE THAN 1 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19, PUTTING A STRAIN ON HOSPITALS >> WE ARE FULL IF YOU COME TO THE ER RIGHT NOW IT IS NOT LIKE YOU GET TAKEN TO ONE OF SEVERAL BEDS

>> Reporter: THIS 50-YEAR-OLD WHO HAD NO PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS NEARLY DIED IN A TEXAS HOSPITAL >> AT ONE POINT — >> Reporter: NATIONWIDE THE TESTING SYSTEM IS OVERWHELMED >> I GOT TOLD I WOULD GET MY RESULTS BACK IN SEVEN DAYS >> Reporter: LINES ARE LONG NEW ORLEANS RAN OUT OF TEST KITS IN MINUTES >> AT THIS TIME I NEED IT

>> Reporter: THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAID THE US IS AVERAGING UP TO 700,000 TESTS A DAY >> THE STATE HAS CRUSHED THEIR GOAL >> Reporter: MANY EXPERTS SAY IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH

>> WE SHOULD BE DOING MILLIONS OF TESTS A DAY PROBABLY ABOUT 4 MILLION TEST A DAY IF WE GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS >> Reporter: THE CHALLENGE IS NOT JUST GETTING A TEST, BUT GETTING RESULTS WITH SOME SAYING IT IS TAKING A WEEK OR LONGER ONE COMPANY, QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SAID THE AVERAGE TURNAROUND TIME FOR RESULTS IS FOR-6 DAYS, DOUBLE LAST MONTH

LABS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE EXPERIENCING BACKLOGS, SOMETHING HE LEARNED FIRSTHAND >> THEY WERE OUT >> Reporter: HE FELL ILL LAST MONTH BUT THE TEST RESULTS WHICH WERE NEGATIVE TOOK 27 DAYS >> I WAS JUST ANGRY AT THE SYSTEM

THAT IT DID NOT WORK >> A LOT OF PEOPLE WAIT FOR DAYS OR WEEKS IN MY MIND IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY FOR THOSE WHO GET TESTED, QUICK RESULTS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR CONTACT TRACING >> IF YOU DO CONTACT TRACING AND THE TEST COMES BACK AND 5- 7 DAYS, YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT DO CONTACT TRACING

IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE >> Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT HAS INVESTED BILLIONS IN TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING, A JOB THAT IS HARD WITH QUICK RESULTS IN NEW YORK CITY LAST MONTH ARE ABOUT 12,000 POSITIVE CASES CONTACT TRACERS WERE ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH MORE THAN 10,000 OF THEM, BUT ONLY 6700 COMPLETED AN INTERVIEW WITH A TRACER AND FEWER THAN HALF PROVIDED INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE THEY COULD HAVE INFECTED GROWING OBSTACLES IN A RACE TO SLOW THE SPREAD

THE PLANS TO RETURNE CLASSROOM MORE ON THAT >>> IT IS THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR >> PARENTS WANT THIS FOR THE CHILDREN AND THEY WANT THIS SO THEY CAN RESTORE THEIR LIVELIHOODS FOR THE FAMILIES BUT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS WHATEVER WE DO HAS TO BE FIRST AND FOREMOST SEEN THROUGH THE PRISM OF HEALTH AND SAFETY >> Reporter: MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCED THAT STUDENTS WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL 2- 3 DAYS A WEEK

THE REST OF THE TIME LEARNING FROM HOME THERE WILL BE FEWER KIDS IN CLASSROOMS AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED AS SOON AS THE MAYOR SPOKE, THE GOVERNOR SAID, HANG ON THE FINAL DECISION WILL NOT BE MADE UNTIL AUGUST >> WE WANT TO MAKE THAT DECISION WITH THE BEST AVAILABLE DATA >> Reporter: A SNAPSHOT OF SOME OF THE CONFUSION SURROUNDING THE OPENING OF SCHOOLS

CONFLICTING MESSAGES WITH PARENTS AND STUDENTS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE IN TEXAS THE EDUCATION AGENCY MANDATED THAT SCHOOLS BE OPEN FIVE DAYS A WEEK BUT GAVE PARENTS THE OPTION TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING AT HOME AS WELL >> IT TRULY BECOMES MENTAL HEALTH VERSUS PHYSICAL HEALTH I DON'T HOW TO MAKE THE CALL

>> Reporter: IN DALLAS WERE CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN SURGING, THE SUPERINTENDENT IS NOT SURE WHAT THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE >> WE WILL HAVE THE BUILDINGS OPEN I AM CONCERNED ABOUT HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL COME >> Reporter: HIS CONCERNS MAY BE JUSTIFIED TEACHERS UNION IN TEXAS ACCUSES THE STATE OF ACTING INTENTIONALLY OR RECKLESSLY WITH GROSS NEGLIGENCE >> IT IS FAIR TO SAY WE HAVE THE HOPE THE NUMBERS GET BETTER

>> HOPE IS NOT A STRATEGY THAT IS CONCERNING THE NUMBERS GET WORSE AND WE HAVE TO MAKE DIFFERENT DECISIONS >> Reporter: THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN BURLINGTON, IOWA THE COUNTY CANCELING IN PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM AFTER EIGHT STUDENTS ARRIVED WITH FEVERS A REMINDER THAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL MAYBE THE GOAL, BUT THE VIRUS MIGHT GET THE FINAL SAY

>>> JOINING US NOW IS OUR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT THE BIG CONCERN FOR PARENTS RIGHT NOW, IS IT SAFE TO SEND MY KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL? WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HOW VULNERABLE THEY ARE TO GETTING THE VIRUS? >> THERE IS STILL A LOT WE DON'T KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN SOME SMALL STUDIES THAT FOUND CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET INFECTED AND LESS LIKELY TO GET SERIOUSLY ILL BUT IN EXTREMELY RARE CASES KIDS HAVE HAD A SERIOUS INFLAMMATORY REACTION TO THE VIRUS WEEKS AFTER BEING INFECTED AND THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW HUNDRED CASES BUT MOST HAVE BEEN TREATED SUCCESSFULLY

>> THE CDC SAYS CHILDREN ARE NOT SPREADING THE VIRUS, WHAT EVIDENCE TO THEY HAVE FOR THAT? >> THE CDC DOES NOT HAVE STRONG EVIDENCE THE WE REALLY DO NOT KNOW BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT DONE ENOUGH STUDIES SINCE WE ARE NOT REALLY TESTING CHILDREN, THERE IS STILL A LOT MORE TO LEARN >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT IS ESCALATING HIS PUSH FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> MORNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM

WE WANT THE SCHOOLS OPEN IN THE FALL >> Reporter: COMPLAINING ABOUT THE CDC VOLUNTARY GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS AND BLASTING THEM AS TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE WHILE THEY WANT THEM OPEN THEY ARE ASKING SCHOOLS TO DO VERY AND PRACTICAL THINGS HOURS LATER THE WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCED THE CDC WILL ISSUE NEW RECOMMENDATIONS NEXT WEEK >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FROM CDC TO BE A REASON WHY SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN

EVERY AMERICAN KNOWS THAT WE CAN SAFELY REOPEN SCHOOLS >> Reporter: AMONG THE CURRENT RECOLETA POLICIES, KEEP DESKS SIX FEET APART CLOSE CAFETERIAS AND PLAYGROUNDS IF POSSIBLE AND TEACH AND REINFORCE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS WITH CONFLICTING MESSAGES THE CDC DIRECTOR TRIED TO PROVIDE CLARITY >> I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WHAT IS NOT THE ATTEMPT OF CDC GUIDELINES IS TO BE USED AS A RATIONALE TO KEEP SCHOOLS CLOSED

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT IS THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING TO THOSE THAT DO NOT OPEN THE DOORS MOST SCHOOL BUDGETS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS THE DEMOCRATS THINK IT WILL BE BAD POLITICALLY IF YOU A SCHOOLS OPEN BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION TODAY THE CDC DIRECTOR SAID THE CHANCES OF CHILDREN GETTING SICK OR SPREADING THE VIRUS ARE REMOTE >> IT IS NOT CAUSING SIGNIFICANT VIRUS IN CHILDREN WE DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CYCLE

>> Reporter: THE TEACHER UNIONS WARN THAT THE FEARS ARE REAL >> NOBODY WILL GO BACK FULL-TIME IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU CANNOT PROTECT THEIR HEALTH >> Reporter: THE EDUCATION SECRETARY SAID IT IS NOT A QUESTION OF IF SCHOOL NEED TO OPEN BUT HOW WITH THE RISK OF KEEPING STUDENTS ISOLATED AT HOME IS GREATER THAN SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

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>>> PEOPLE ARE HOPING FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF NEXT YEAR THE VIRUS IS UNPREDICTABLE >> PROFESSIONAL AND COLLEGE SPORTS HAVE MONEY INVOLVED THEY WILL BE SOME OF THE PIONEERS IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO OPERATE IN THIS PANDEMIC WHETHER FANS ARE INTERESTED IN COMING BACK IN ANY LARGE NUMBERS ANYTIME SOON, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN

>>> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO RISE, THE FUTURE OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IS IN JEOPARDY THE FOUR MAJOR SPORTS LEAGUES ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE IT OUT EACH COULD HAVE FINANCIAL LOSSES >> I WOULD ESTIMATE THAT AT THIS POINT IT IS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND MAYBE EVEN PUSHING INTO THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THE NFL HAVE THE BIGGEST TV CONTRACTS

AS LONG AS THEY CAN GET ON TV, THEY WILL MAKE MORE THAN HALF THE REVENUE THE OTHER MAJOR LEAGUES DON'T HAVE QUITE AS MUCH MONEY FROM TV IT IS AN INCREDIBLE FINANCIAL MESS >> Reporter: BASEBALL WILL BE THE FIRST TO RESUME BEGINNING A SHORTENED SEASON AT THE END OF JULY

>> THEY WILL TRY TO PLAY GAMES WITHIN BUBBLES DISNEY WORLD TO TRY TO HAVE EVERYBODY CONTAINED IN ONE PLACE NOT HAVE FANS AND HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS STUFF LIKE THAT

EVERYBODY IS TRYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT >> Reporter: COLLEGES OPERATING IN THE BUBBLE IS NOT AN OPTION >> WE HAVE SEEN THEM SHOPPING SMALLER PROGRAMS THE BIG ONE EVERYONE IS THINKING ABOUT HIS COLLEGE FOOTBALL THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS, THEY ARE HOTBEDS FOR SPREADING THE DISEASE

KIDS ARE TESTING POSITIVE ALL OVER THE PLACE IT MAY NOT HAPPEN THIS FALL I AM ALSO SOMEWHAT SKEPTICAL THAT ANY OF THESE LEAGUES WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE SHORT SEASON THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO EVERY DAY THERE IS MORE REPORTS OF PLAYERS TESTING POSITIVE I THINK WE WILL START TO SEE MORE AND MORE PLAYERS OPTING OUT TO PARTICIPATE

>> Reporter: THE SITUATION MAY BE WORSE FOR CONCERT VENUES LARGE AND SMALL >> THE TRADE PUBLICATION, ESTIMATES THAT IF CONCERTS DON'T REOPEN IN A MAJOR WAY BY THE END OF THE YEAR, THE TOURING INDUSTRY WILL HAVE LOST $9 BILLION IN TICKET SALES ALONE 75% OF THE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS EXPECTED TO BRING IN THIS YEAR >> Reporter: COUNTRY STARS EACH TRY TO PUT ON A SOCIALLY DISTANCE CONCERT

IT DID NOT GO AS PLANNED >> APPARENTLY BOTH VENUES WERE WITHIN STATE GUIDELINES FOR MATH GATHERINGS THERE IS A KIND OF SOCIAL DISTANCING SIGNAGE UP PEOPLE RAN TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE YOU HAVE 1000 BODYGUARDS TO PULL THEM APART? YOU CANNOT COME UP WITH A UNIFORM POLICY FOR THIS

EVERY VENUE IS DIFFERENT IF YOU'RE GOING TO OPERATE AT 20% CAPACITY, 25% CAPACITY, THAT IS NOT FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE WE ARE LOOKING AT AN AWFUL LOT OF SMALLER VENUES CLOSING BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SURVIVE THIS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY NEEDS HELP PUNISH SCHOO THAT DON'T REOPEN BY PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPING UP HIS CALLS FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THIS FALL >> LEARNING BY COMPUTER IS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THE CDC WILL ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP ON TWITTER COMPLAINED THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS WERE VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FROM CDC TO BE A REASON WHY SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN EVERY AMERICAN KNOWS THAT WE CAN SAFELY REOPEN SCHOOLS

>> Reporter: THE EXISTING GUIDELINES ARE VOLUNTARY FOCUSING ON HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AMONG THEM, KEEP DESKS SIX APART IF FEASIBLE TEACH AND REINFORCE THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS AND EAT MEALS AND CLASSROOMS INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA THE CDC DIRECTOR TRIED TO CLEAR UP THE CONFLICTING MESSAGES SHOWING HE IS ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE WHITE HOUSE >> I WOULD BE PERSONALLY VERY DISAPPOINTED TO ME AND MY AGENCY IF WE SAW THAT INDIVIDUALS WERE USING THESE GUIDELINES AS A RATIONALE FOR NOT REOPENING THEIR SCHOOLS

>> Reporter: EDUCATION SECRETARY PUT THE RESPONSIBILITY ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO FIGURE IT OUT WHILE INSISTING A PARTIAL REOPENING IS NOT ENOUGH >> IT IS NOT A MATTER OF IF SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN, IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF HOW THEY MUST FULLY OPEN AND THEY MUST BE FULLY OPERATIONAL >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT IS THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING TO THOSE THAT DO NOT OPEN THE DOORS

SCHOOLS ARE LARGELY FUNDED BY STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS PRESIDENT TRUMP INSIST WITHOUT EVIDENCE ANY OPPOSITION TO REOPENING IS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED BLAMING DEMOCRATS AND WHILE MANY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY COVID-19 DOES NOT APPEAR TO CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS IN MOST CHILDREN, TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS IS ANOTHER MATTER AND TESTING DATA FOR THAT IS LIMITED

ALL OF IT TEACHER UNIONS WARN IS RAISING CONCERNS FOR THEIR MEMBERS >> NOBODY WILL GO BACK FULL-TIME IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU CANNOT PROTECT THEIR HEALTH YOU WILL HAVE A LOT OF TEACHERS EITHER TAKE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE OR ABSOLUTELY JUST SICK >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT COMPLAINED THAT SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, GERMANY, DENMARK, NORWAY AND SWEDEN ARE REOPENING WITH NO PROBLEMS BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE VERY DIFFERENT

THE COUNTRIES REPORTED MORE THAN 1000 CASES COMBINED YESTERDAY WHILE THE US HAD NEARLY 60,000 NEW CASES >>> WITH MORE THAN 13,000 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT IS CLEAR THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE QUITE THE DAUNTING TASK

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IF SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN, THEY MAY LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING I KNOW YOU TALK TO THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ABOUT THAT SPECIFICALLY WHAT DID THEY SAY? >> THEY TOLD ME THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT MAKING THAT KIND OF DEMAND BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE IS A PATCHWORK APPROACH TO REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SAID SPECIFICALLY, NO ONE WANTS TO WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO A CLASSROOM MORE THAN AMERICANS EDUCATOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS PROVIDED NO REAL PLAN THE ACTIONS ARE CHAOTIC AND THE RHETORIC IS APPALLINGLY RECKLESS

THEY POINT OUT THEY HAVE MANY TEACHERS WHO ARE OVER THE AGE OF 40 AND SOME OVER THE AGE OF 50 AND SOME OF THEM HAVE A HIGH RISK THAT THEY HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT >> YOU ARE ALSO A PARENT HEALTH AND SAFETY IS TOP OF MIND FOR LOTS OF PARENTS WATCHING WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IN PLACE IN THOSE CLASSROOMS WHEN STUDENTS GO BACK TO SCHOOL? >> PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT BECAUSE CIRCUMSTANCES DIFFER FOR THE 50 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS THERE SEEMS TO BE A COMBINATION OF MEASURES INCLUDING STAGGERED SCHEDULES WITH A MIX OF IN SCHOOL DAYS AND REMOTE LEARNING

LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS FOR CLASSROOMS PLASTIC DIVIDERS BETWEEN DESKS SIGNS AND CLASSROOMS AND ALWAYS TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DEEP CLEANING EVERY NIGHT WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT PARENTS KNOW THAT THEY WILL DO WHAT THEY CAN TO MAKE SURE THE CLASSROOMS ARE AS CLEAN AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN BE WHEN CHILDREN AND STAFF GO BACK INTO THE BUILDING >> THANK YOU

>>> LET'S BRING IN RANDY HE IS A LONGTIME PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME WHAT DO AMERICAN TEACHERS NEED TO RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS IN THE FALL? WHAT WILL IT TAKE? >> LET ME JUST TALK ABOUT ONE MYTH WE PUT OUT A PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY IN APRIL

THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS FOR US THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY AND EQUITY FOR BOTH OUR KIDS AND FOR OUR MEMBERS AND TEACHERS WHAT IT WILL TAKE, WE TOLD THE MEMBERS IN JUNE AND WHAT THEY SAID, THE PRACTICES THAT ARE USED FOR THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS THIS MARCH AND APRIL IN NEW YORK , SIX FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING, CLEANING AND VENTILATION AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK HAVE THAT KIND OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IF WE DID THESE THINGS, 75% OF MY MEMBERS FELT COMFORTABLE ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY AGREE WITH PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP THAT REMOTE LEARNING IS NOT THE BEST THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR KIDS, THEY KNOW THE KIDS NEED IN SCHOOL ATTENTION

FOR FOOD INSECURITY FOR LESSONS THAT IS WHY WE HAVE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON THIS AND THE FUNDING FOR THIS WAY BACK IN APRIL >> ARE AMERICA'S TEACHERS PREPARED TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS ARE WEARING MASKS? TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING? WHY THEY PREPARE TO MAKE SURE ALL OF THESE FOURTH GRADERS AND FIFTH GRADERS ARE WASHING THEIR HANDS? IS IT REASONABLE TO EXPECT TEACHERS ON TOP OF TEACHING CAN DO THOSE THINGS AS WELL? >> THIS IS WHY TEACHERS ARE SO AMAZING THEY UNDERSTAND

THEY PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING AND WE WILL HAVE TO PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER AND WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE SOME FUN ABOUT WASHING HANDS AND WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE THOSE THINGS HAPPEN BUT THAT IS WHY THE EQUITY CONCERNS OF GETTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IS REALLY IMPORTANT BUT WE KNOW IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES , YOU KNOW IT WILL BE ABOUT HALF THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME JUST BECAUSE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO TAKE THE RISK FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO BEACHES, THOSE OF US WHO SPENT A LIFE TEACHING KIDS WILL NOT TAKE A RISK WITH KIDS OR WITH OUR MEMBERS LIVES WE KNOW WHAT WILL PREVENT A VIRUS FROM SPREADING

WE HAVE A LOT OF RESEARCH THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO IGNORE RESEARCH AND SCIENCE OR TRYING TO PRESSURE THE CDC TO CHANGE THAT SCIENCE IS NOT OKAY WITH PARENTS OR WITH TEACHERS >> WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED? WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE OLDER? THE IDEA THEY WILL GO INTO THESE CLASSROOMS EVERY DAY AND GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES HOW CONCERNED ARE THE TEACHERS? RESEARCH SO FAR DOES NOT INDICATE THAT CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK , THEY DO CARRY THE VIRUS HOW CONCERNED ARE THE TEACHERS ABOUT GETTING SICK? >> THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT

IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT TEACHERS TOLD US, 75% OF THEM BASICALLY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID-19 IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THEY UNDERSTAND IT AND THEY ARE SCARED BY IT, BUT THAT IS WHY IT'S A REMARKABLE THAT WITH ALL OF THAT IF THEY HAD THE PROPER SAFEGUARDS, THEY WANT TO BE IN CLASSROOMS THE PEOPLE I WORRY ABOUT IS EXACTLY HE TALKED ABOUT AND ALSO WHO I HEARD FROM IN THE LAST 48 HOURS BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT PONTIFICATION AND HYPERBOLE THEY ARE SCARED OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN TO THEM ABOUT 20% OF TEACHERS ARE OVER 50 ABOUT 30% OF PRINCIPALS ARE OVER 50

IF YOU'RE IN A GENERATION WHERE YOU MAY BE CARING FOR AN ELDERLY PARENT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF YOU'RE GOING TO RISK YOU GETTING SICK BUT YOUR ELDERLY PARENT GETTING SICK? YESTERDAY WE PUT OUT A MEMORANDUM AND OPINION LETTER ABOUT HOW YOU GET REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION I HAVE BEEN HEARING IN THE LAST 48 HOURS WE NEED TO HAVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HIGH RISK THIS IS WHAT I AM SCARED ABOUT TOO MANY OF OUR NUMBERS BELIEVE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HYPERBOLE BETTER THAN ANDREW CUOMO CAUTION ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE RETIRE EARLY, QUIT, TAKE A LEAVE, AT THE SAME TIME THE KIDS NEED THESE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY ARE FACING THREE CRISES

MANY PEOPLE TO CALM THEM DOWN, FOCUS ON THE WELL-BEING AND INSTRUCTION WE WILL SEE A HUGE BRAIN DRAIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THAT WAS UNCONSCIONABLE WHAT HE DID FOR POLITICAL REASONS >> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TEACHERS THERE IS SUPPORT STAFF AS WELL

NURSES AND CAFETERIA WORKERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >> Reporter: THE DEBATE WHETHER SCHOOL SHOULD REOPEN THIS FALL IS HEATING UP >> WE WILL MOVE FORWARD ACCORDING TO THE DATA >> Reporter: AND THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT MAYOR DE BLASIO ROLLED OUT A PRELIMINARY PLAN THAT MAKES HIM PERSON AND VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAYS CLASS CAUSES WILL BE CUT AND FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED >> THEY WILL GO TO SCHOOL IN THE CLASSROOM EITHER TWO DAYS A WEEK OR THREE DAYS A WEEK

>> Reporter: NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR SAID, NOT SO FAST THE DECISION WILL BE MADE NEXT MONTH AT THE STATE LEVEL GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESSURING SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> SCHOOLING OPENINGS ARE A STATE DECISION WE WILL OPEN THE SCHOOLS IF IT IS SAFE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS >> Reporter: IT IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE GROWING CONFUSION SWEEPING THE NATION ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND IF IT IS EVEN SAVE

THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS RELEASED THEIR NEW GUIDELINES ON WEDNESDAY RECOMMENDING SCHOOLS TAKE PRECAUTIONS LIKE SANITIZING EXTENSIVELY, ENSURING CLEAN HANDS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND REDUCING COSTS SIZE AS EDUCATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKE IN DALLAS WERE CASES ARE SURGING, WORRY ABOUT SAFETY IF CLASSES OPEN UP WHAT WOULD YOU SAY RIGHT NOW IS THE ISSUE THAT IS KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT? >> I THINK THE NUMBERS KEEP CHANGING AND KEEP GETTING WORSE YOU CANNOT WILL PARENTS TO BRING THEIR KIDS

IF THEY DON'T WANT TO BRING THEM THEY WILL NOT >> Reporter: AT ONE OMAHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN TO BE ON CAMPUS EVERY DAY AND EVERY DESK WILL BE SEPARATED BY PLEXIGLAS >> WE WANT THE KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL AND TO LEARN EVERY DAY IN THE ENVIRONMENT >> Reporter: IN A RECENT SURVEY OF 400,000 PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY, 75% SAID THEY WANT THEM BACK IN BUILDINGS IN A SURVEY DONE BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC IN JUNE, THAT NUMBER WAS 50% OF VOTERS WHO HAD SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

AS YOU HEARD THE SUPERINTENDENT SAY IN DALLAS, YOU CANNOT LEGISLATE FAMILIES BEHAVIOR AND YOU CANNOT WILL THOSE KIDS BACK AND CLASSROOMS >>> WE WILL START WITH OUR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR WOULD BREAKS DOWN FOR ME WOULD YOU GIVE ME YOUR TOP THREE CONCERNS WHEN IT COMES TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS OPENING UP THIS FALL >> IT IS A CRITICAL QUESTION

WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT TESTING NEEDS TO BE THE BACKBONE IN ANY RETURN TO SCHOOL IT IS CRITICAL TESTING IS CRITICAL POINT-OF-CARE TESTING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT GOES INTO THE STUDENT CLINIC AND THE GET A SWAB IN THE GET RESULTED 30 MINUTES

WE DON'T HAVE A TESTING RIGHT NOW IT COST A LOT OF MONEY BUT IF WE CAN GET THAT TESTING ONLINE BY LATE FALL OR EARLY WINTER WE MAY HAVE THE TESTING IN PLACE AND THAT WOULD BE GREAT BUT IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY SPACE THERE IS A DIRE LACK OF SPACE

IF I AM A PRINCIPAL, IN SEATTLE, THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE LIMITED IT IS EXPENSIVE HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACTUALLY ENSURE WE HAVE ENOUGH SPACE SO DESKS ARE FAR APART AND CHILDREN CAN COME INTO SCHOOL MORE OFTEN THAN REMAINING AT HOME IF WE DO A STAGGERED SCHEDULE AT THE WEEK YOU ARE IN A BRICK-AND- MORTAR SETTING IN HALF THE WEEK YOU ARE IN THE TELEWORK ENVIRONMENT

I WORRY ABOUT TEACHERS AND OLDER INDIVIDUALS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WE KNOW DON'T DO WELL WHEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 WE THINK OF CHILDREN DON'T GET SICK THEY ARE GOOD TRANSMITTERS OF THE DISEASE >> YOU THINK THAT MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY IN SCHOOLS? >> YOU BET ABSOLUTELY THE SHOULD BE NO DISTANCE BETWEEN WHAT WE DO IN SCHOOL

CHILDREN IN SCHOOL TOUCH THEIR FACE MORE HAVE A TALLER A THREE-YEAR-OLD WHERE IS IT REALISTIC AND NOT DEPENDING ON THE EDGE OF THE CHILD IT SHOULD BE MANDATORY >> THERE IS A VIDEO I HAPPENED TO SEE IT WAS TAKEN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO IN CHINA AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IT SHOWS THE PROCESS THE KIDS GO THROUGH TO GET INTO SCHOOL

THEY SPRAY THE BOTTOM OF THEIR SHOES THEY WASH THEIR HANDS THEY TAKE THE MASK OFF AS THEY BEGIN THEIR DAY THIS LOOKS LIKE A REALLY RIGID KIND OF THING IS THIS SOMETHING THE WAY WE SHOULD DO IT >> I THINK, PUTTING IN PRINT PROTECTION CONTROL, THAT IS WIPING DOWN SURFACES, MORNING, MIDDAY AND EVENING

THAT MAKES SENSE AND SANITIZES WHEN YOU COME IN WHEN YOU CLOCK OUT FOR EVERY STUDENT AND TEACHER AND UNIVERSAL MASKING POLICIES WHETHER YOU NEED DISINFECTING SPRAY ON BAGS, I WORRY ABOUT SAFETY MEASURES I DON'T WANT TO SPRAY INTO VIGILS AND CHILDREN WITH DISINFECTANT IF IT IS SAFE OR NOT

I THINK WE NEED TO DRAW A LINE >> THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAY THEY STRONGLY ADVOCATE THAT ALL POLICY CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD START WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING STUDENTS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN SCHOOL WHEN THEY GO INTO DETAIL AS TO WHY DO YOU SEE THAT AS A POSSIBILITY >> NO I DON'T THAT IS THE GOAL AND I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY SAY THAT

DO I THINK THAT IS REALISTIC? NOT AT ALL >> I APPRECIATE THAT THANK YOU >>> THIS MORNING A DESPERATE SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION RESUMING FOR FORMER GLEE STAR NAYA RIVERA DISAPPEARED WEDNESDAY AFTER SWIMMING IN A LAKE NORTH OF LOS ANGELES

POLICE SAY THE 33-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS AND SINGER RENTED A BOAT AT THE RESERVOIR AROUND 1:00 PM HOURS LATER HER FOUR-YEAR-OLD SON WAS FOUND IN THE BOAT ALONE, SLEEPING AND WEARING A LIFE VEST THE ADULT LIFE VEST WAS FOUND ON BOARD >> APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS AFTER THEY LEFT THE DOCK, ANOTHER BOATER ON THE LAKE DISCOVERED THE BOAT DRIFTING

WE BELIEVE SHE DID GO IN THE WATER AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE HER THIS COULD BE A CASE OF DROWNING >> Reporter: DIVERS AND HELICOPTERS SCOURING UNTIL DARK HOLDING THE SEARCH UNTIL THIS MORNING SHE IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE AS A SASSY CHEERLEADER IN GLEE THAT AIRED ON FOX IN 2009 UNTIL 2015

HER DISAPPEARANCE COMES AFTER THE DEATHS OF TWO OTHER CAST MEMBERS ONE DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN 2013 AND ANOTHER WHO KILLED HIMSELF IN 2018 AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES OVERNIGHT COSTARS SHARED MESSAGES OF HOPE ON SOCIAL MEDIA DEMI LOVATO THE GUESTS STARTED AS HER LOVE INTEREST IN SEASON FIVE HOSTING, PLEASE PLAY FOR NAYA RIVERA TO BE FOUND SAFE AND SOUND AND ANOTHER WRITING, PRAYING FRIENDS AND FAMILY ALSO FLOODING HER SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES HIGHLIGHTING HER RECENT INSTAGRAM POSTS ABOUT VALUING LIFE MAKE THE MOST OF TODAY AND EVERY DAY THAT YOU ARE GIVEN

TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED TWO DAYS AGO SHARING THIS HEARTWARMING PHOTO WITH HER SON WITH THE CAPTION READING, JUST THE TWO OF US >> HER FOUR-YEAR- OLD SON, WERE POLICE ABLE TO GET ANY INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED FROM HIM? >> Reporter: OFFICALS SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH THE BOY AND HE TOLD THEM THEY HAD BEEN SWIMMING THE BOY WAS ABLE TO GET BACK ON THE BOAT BUT SHE DID NOT GET ON THE BOAT OFFICIALS SAID THEY WERE WORKING TO REUNITE THE CHILD WITH FAMILY

>>> THIS MORNING UNITED AIRLINE WORKERS BRACING FOR MAJOR TURBULENCE ON THE JOB THE SECOND LARGEST US CARRIER WARNING 36,000 EMPLOYEES , NEARLY HALF OF THE US

WORKFORCE MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS STARTING OCTOBER 1 UNITED IS CALLING THE CUTS IN VOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS ADDING IT AS A LAST RESORT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WILL FEEL THE IMPACT INCLUDING 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND AGENTS, 5500 MECHANICS AND MORE THAN 2000 PILOTS ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS UNITED SAID THE FLIGHT SCHEDULE THIS MONTH IS EXPECTED TO BE 75% LESS THAN A WAS COMPARED TO LAST JULY

>> THIS IS GUT WRENCHING >> Reporter: THE LARGEST FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION SAID IT EXPECTS BAD NEWS AS CASES OF COVID- 19 SORE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND DEMAND FOR TRAVEL SINKS >> THE CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED IT IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE

BY FIVE TIMES WHAT THIS MEANS IS DEVASTATION FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES >> Reporter: UNITED IS NOT FLYING SO LOW WHEN IT COMES TO DOWNSIZING PAYROLL AMERICAN, DELTA AND SOUTHWEST HAVE ALL ALREADY OFFERED VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PACKAGES FOR SOME OF THEIR WORKERS THIS COMES DESPITE A $25 BILLION FEDERAL BAILOUT PACKAGE FOR U

S AIRLINES THAT MONEY CONTINGENT ON NO MAJOR JOB CUTS TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER WHILE WORKERS ENDURE THE PAIN FROM CHANGES, CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE FEWER PLACE TO CHOOSE FROM GOING FORWARD >> IF THE AIRLINES CUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS, YOU WILL NOT NOTICE IT

ALL OF THE AIRLINES WILL HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF PILOTS, SAME NUMBER OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON EACH INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT BUT BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, THEY NEED FEWER PILOTS, FEWER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND FEWER PEOPLE OVERALL >> OTHER PARTS OF THE AIR TRAVEL INDUSTRY ARE GETTING HIT HARD THE PLANE MANUFACTURER AIRBUS SAID IT RECEIVED NO NEW ORDERS FOR NEW PLANES IN THE MONTH OF JUNE THIS COMES AS WE EXPECT TO GET ANOTHER 1

4 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN FILED LAST WEEK SHOWING THAT THIS ECONOMIC PAIN CONTINUES TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE >>> THE FITNESS INDUSTRY LEADERS ARE FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN JIM'S MORE THAN 60 SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER CITING EVIDENCE THEY SAY PROVES JIM'S ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR A SPIKE IN COVERT CASES >> I AM NO DOCTOR

I AM A STUDIO MANAGER THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY? >> KEEPING THINGS SANITIZED, KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE, KEEPING A MASK ON I THINK THAT THESE ARE LIKE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING >> Reporter: IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY JIM'S WERE CLOSED AGAIN ON MONDAY

THEN REOPENED BY TUESDAY BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS >> PEOPLE MUST WEAR THE MASK ALL THE TIME NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE ENTIRELY CONVINCED THAT MASKS ARE FOOLPROOF >> IF YOU CAN MAINTAIN MAY BE 12 FEET DISTANCE OR MORE AS WELL AS FACE COVERINGS AND CONSTANT HAND SANITIZING IT MAY BE SAFE

>> Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMEND JIM GOERS FACE BASIC GUIDELINES LIMIT ACTIVITIES INDOORS ESPECIALLY GROUP ACTIVITIES USE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMIT PHYSICAL CONTACT, TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WITH SHARED EQUIPMENT AND WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING IS KEEPING THEM CLOSED CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS FOR SOME THE ANSWER IS CLEAR >> I GAINED LIKE 20 POUNDS SITTING AT HOME AND EATING

>> Reporter: THE CDC SAID PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, FUNCTION BETTER AND SLEEP BETTER IN NEW YORK THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN ON WEDNESDAY BUT THE GOVERNOR DECIDED IT IS TOO SOON >> WE ARE READY TO OPEN AND A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DAY THAT WE WERE READY TO GO

>> Reporter: A GROUP OF OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE >> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LOST PROFIT AND REVENUE >> THE QUESTION IS, HOW DOES THAT VIRUS SPREAD IN FITNESS SETTINGS? DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? >> THERE ARE LIMITED STUDIES THAT SEEM TO SUGGEST A CLOSE AREA WITH HIGH INTENSITY IT IS MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD THEY LOOKED AT THIS CLOSELY IN SOUTH KOREA BUT ONLY WITH SMALL GROUPS THEY FOUND PEOPLE PACKED IN SPREAD

BUT IN A MORE WIDE OPEN AREA IT DID NOT PEOPLE WHO DID NOT DO HIGH INTENSITY, THERE WAS NO SPREAD AT ALL >> WE ARE AT CROSSFIT THEY START OFF HERE >>> IN FLORIDA THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JUST ABOUT A MONTH AWAY

THE STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER AS ORDERED ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA TO RESUME IN PERSON CLASSES >> THAT HAS SOME PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN HOTSPOTS CONCERNED JOINING US NOW IS THE PRESIDENT OF FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ESTATES ARE JUST TEACHERS UNION GOOD MORNING

>> THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS SEEN A LARGE INCREASE OVER THE PAST WEEK WITH NEARLY 65,000 NEW CASES I KNOW ON MONDAY THE EXECUTIVE ORDER CAME DOWN AND REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO OFFER FULL IN PERSON INSTRUCTION AT LEAST FIVE DAYS A WEEK WHEN THIS DECISION CAME DOWN WHAT DID YOU THINK OF WHAT WAS THE REACTION FROM TEACHERS? >> IT IS A RESPONSIBLE IT IS PUTTING OUR CHILDREN AND PUTTING OUR TEACHERS AND EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS IN THE MIDDLE OF POLITICS AND REOPENING OF THE ECONOMY LET ME GIVE YOU A BACKDROP

YESTERDAY REPORTED IN FLORIDA 10,000 NEW CASES 223,000S TOTAL 48,000 DEATHS AND 3800 TOTAL DEATHS IN FLORIDA IN THE MIDDLE THE PRESIDENT MAKES A DECLARATION THAT ALL SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL AND WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM THE GOVERNOR THAT SAYS, WE WILL GO FULL SPEED AHEAD AND WE WILL OPEN SCHOOLS THAT IS IRRESPONSIBLE TO NOT HAVE A PLAN

LIVES ARE IN THE BALANCE PEOPLE WILL BE HURT AND PEOPLE WILL BE KILLED IF WE DON'T GET THIS RIGHT >> CLEARLY YOU DON'T BELIEVE SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA ARE PREPARED TO OFFER THIS RIGHT NOW THERE IS ANOTHER ASPECT WE SEE THE CONTROVERSY AND THERE ARE A LOT OF TEACHERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO SHOW UP ON THE FIRST DAY WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? >> WE HAVE TEACHERS OVER THE AGE OF 60

WE HAVE TEACHERS THAT HAVE UNDERLYING ISSUES AND WE HAVE HELP THE TEACHER TO TAKE CARE OF AN ELDERLY PARENT OR A SICK CHILD AT HOME THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOR THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN US ANY CONFIDENCE THAT WE CAN GO INTO THE SCHOOLS THIS IS A STATE WHERE IN SOME PLACES YOU CANNOT GO TO THE BEACH YOU CANNOT EVEN RESTAURANT

BUT IT'S OKAY TO PUT HUNDREDS OF KIDS IN A CONTAINED AREA AND SOME BIGGER SCHOOLS, THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN THE SAME BUILDING WITHOUT FOLLOWING PROPER CDC GUIDELINES THAT IS IRRESPONSIBLE WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND HAVE A NATIONAL PLAN ON HOW WE WILL GET THESE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL NO ONE WANTS TO BE IN SCHOOL MORE THAN TEACHERS

THE FIRST GRADE TEACHERS CANNOT WAIT TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL I WANT TO SEE THE KIDS DOING THEIR THING BUT WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY WE HAVE TO DO IT SO PARENTS HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT EACH KID WILL COME HOME AND BE SAFE AND NOT AFFECT THE GRANDMOTHER AT HOME OR A BROTHER OR SISTER WAS JUVENILE DIABETES OR SOME OTHER ISSUE

>> THE PRESIDENT SAID THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS TO OVERRIDE IT ALLOWS DISTRICTS TO OFFER HYBRID IN PERSON ONLINE OPTIONS DOES THAT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL? >> WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS HALF THE SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL BOARD AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS THANK GOD WE HAVE A SUPERINTENDENT WHO IS SHOWING SOME LEVEL OF COURAGE AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE WORKING WITH UNION MEMBERS AND THE STAKEHOLDERS WE HAD A DECLARATION FROM A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT SAID, IF SCHOOL STARTED TOMORROW WE WOULD NOT OPEN

WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE SHOWING A HIGH LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE THAT IS WHAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO WE DON'T LEAD WITH THREATS WE DON'T LEAD WITH FALSE INNUENDOS THAT WE WILL GET THIS RIGHT WE HAVE TO BE LED BY SCIENCE, FAX AND LED BY THE ROADWAYS IN THIS SITUATION >> LAST WEEK WE INTERVIEWED ON THIS BROADCAST, WE INTERVIEWED THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND THEY RECOMMEND ALL STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL FULL TIME

WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THOSE SAY KEEPING KIDS OUT OF CLASS DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD? >> WE WANT OUR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL FOR THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING AND PARTNERING ALL TEACHERS WANT TO BE BACK 76% OF TEACHERS WE SURVEYED SAID THEY WANT TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL WE WANT TO BE BACK BUT WE WANT TO DO IT SAFELY

THIS IS LIFE OR DEATH AND DOING THESE THINGS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL , WE WILL NEED THOSE FOLKS IT WILL COST MONEY BUT WE WANT TO GO BACK SAFELY AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NOT A PETRI DISH IN FLORIDA >> WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS, PEOPLE NOT WANTING TO WEAR THEM, HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU THAT THE TEACHERS WILL HAVE TO BE THE ONES ENFORCING STUDENTS WEARING MASKS? YESTERDAY I HAVE 27-YEAR-OLD AND A 10-YEAR-OLD I HAD TO WEAR A MASK THEY TOUCH THEM AND THEY TAKE THEM OFF

I COULD NOT KEEP THEM ON IT IS A REAL CHALLENGE >> THE PANDEMIC IS A REAL CHALLENGE WE NEED TO START REEDUCATING PEOPLE WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS TRYING TO LEGISLATE BY TWEET WE SHOULD EDUCATE PEOPLE ON THE PROPER USE OF MASKS AND HOW THEY ARE HELPING THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND HOW THEY ARE HELPING IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND HOW THEY ARE HELPING IN STORES OR RESTAURANTS IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

IT IS NOT THE OWNERS OF THE TEACHER TO DO ALL OF THE EDUCATION WE HAVE TO DO IT AT HOME, IN OUR COMMUNITY, IN THE STATE HOUSE AND WE HAVE TO DO IT IN THE WHITE HOUSE UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE GETTING A LOW LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP FROM THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION SHE IS NOT TALKING ABOUT THOSE ISSUES THAT MATTER THE CDC REGULATIONS AND HANDWASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ENSURING THAT WE CAN BRING OUR STUDENTS BACK AND HAVE MASKS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT

WILL BE A REEDUCATION FOR ALL OF US NOT ONLY FOR THE FIVE-YEAR-OLDS BUT FOR THE 60- YEAR-OLDS EVERYBODY NEEDS TO WEAR A MASK >>> MANY CHANGES THAT WILL BE NECESSARY COST MONEY SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH BUDGET CONCERNS LET'S BRING IN OUR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT

HELP US TO UNDERSTAND WHEN SCHOOL SHUT DOWN HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THE DISTRICT REVENUE? >> DISTRICT REVENUES ARE NOT IMPACTED WHETHER OR NOT SCHOOLS ARE OPEN OR CLOSED THE BIGGER ISSUE, BUDGET DON'T CHANGE THE SCHOOL BUDGETS HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE YEAR WHAT HAS CHANGED IS HOW MUCH MONEY IT WILL COST TO SEND OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY AS IT STANDS, EDUCATION FUNDING IN THIS COUNTRY ONLY 8% COMES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

THAT MEANS 92% OF THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM LOCAL STATE AND CITIES IN THIS LAST YEAR, REVENUES HAVE GONE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY WE ARE NOT GETTING MUCH IN SALES TAX AND OTHER INCOMES THAT CITIES ARE RELIANT UPON WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS MENTIONED, ALL THE PROTOCOLS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, HAND SANITIZER AND PLEXIGLAS, THIS COSTS A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE DON'T HAVE IT RIGHT NOW

>> THAT BEGS THE QUESTION, WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM? 8% FROM THE FED YOU HAVE STATES THAT NEED TO RECONFIGURE SCHOOLS HOW DO THEY PAY FOR? >> THIS IS THE $1165 BILLION QUESTION AND I GET THIS NUMBER OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF TEACHERS WHO HAVE COME UP WITH THIS NUMBER, THIS ESTIMATE IS WHAT THEY SAY IT COSTS TO RECONFIGURE OUR SCHOOLS SAFELY

RIGHT NOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOTTED $135 BILLION FOR K-12 SCHOOLS THAT LEAVES US $100 BILLION SHORT AND A LOT OF STATES ARE TURNING TO WASHINGTON AND SAYING WE HEAR YOU MR PRESIDENT AND WE WANT TO OPEN BUT WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT THE MONEY >> WE ALSO LOOK AROUND THE GLOBE TO SEE HOW THIS IS WORKING SUCCESSFULLY IN HONG KONG, ITALY, GERMANY

AT SOME POINT WHERE THE SEEMS TO BE WORKING, YOU ARE GETTING THE HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR US TO GET THAT $100 BILLION? >> IT IS ABOUT CLINICAL WELL RIGHT NOW AS EVERYDAY CITIZENS AND AS PARENTS WE CAN CALL OUR CONGRESSPERSON WE CAN ASK FOR THIS BUT WE CANNOT CONTROL IT AS PARENTS WE HAVE TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO AT HOME

IN THE SPRING AS PARENTS YOU KNOW WE WERE WINGING IT WE WERE SAYING, LET'S GET TO THE END-OF-THE-YEAR AND MAKE IT THROUGH BUT NOW WE HAVE A MONTH OR MORE TO GO BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS AGAIN AND WE HAVE TO AT LEAST START PLANNING TAKE A LOOK AT A HOME SPACE

SHOULD WE BE GETTING A DESK ? CAN WE PUT A PARTITION UP? DESKS ARE SOLD OUT SUDDENLY WE HEAR THAT MILLIONS OF KIDS WILL DO SCHOOL FROM HOME AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES WILL CELL UP QUICKLY TRIED TO STOP IT NOW TRY TO HAVE YOUR KIDS SPEND SOME OF THEIR SCREEN TIME ON EDUCATIONAL GET THEM IN THE ZONE

IF YOU CAN, START SAVING $10, $20, $50 A WEEK AND PUT SOME MONEY SO YOU CAN SAVE UP AND GET YOURSELF AN iPAD OR LAPTOP AS YOU SAID, IN OTHER ERCOUNTRIES, WE DID SEE KIDS HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SEND THEM COMPUTERS AT HOME WE'RE NOT SEEING THAT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IN A NATIONAL WAY SO IF WE DON'T GET IT FROM THE GOVERNMENT, IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE DID, WE GOT TO START AT LEAST HAVING A BACKUP PLAN AT HOME, POSSIBLE >> GOOD POINT

THE ONE THING WE S DO KNOW IS THERE'S T DEFINITELY GOING TO BE SOME SORT OF SPLIT, BRICK AND MORTAR LENING AND TELELEARNING SO TO BE PREPARED FOR IT IS GREAT ADVICE THANKS SO MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT >>> AMONG THE CHAOS A FATHER WAS TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S 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 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 AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? >> MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE'D LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, "WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS?" IT'S OKAY TO KNOW YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN

>> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND >> THEY'RE BRINGING STUDENTS BACK THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS 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 WAS >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE 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 THESE TWO CRISIS MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSIONS AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> IS PRESIDENT TRUMP BETTING ON RACISM TO HELP HIM GET REELECTED IN NOVEMBER? A NEW NBC NEWS ANALYSIS OUR VERY OWN JONATHAN ALLEN ARGUES THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T HAVE A STRATEGY TO REVERSE HIS SLIDING POLL NUMBERS, SO HE'S USING AN OLD TOOL, SCARING OLD WHITE VOTERS JOHN, EXPLAIN WHAT THE PRESIDENT — OH, MY GOD DON'T EXPLAIN YET LET'S SEE THAT SHIRT FIRST THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE

THAT IS A GOOD LOOKING SMART I'M GOING TO STOP BUYING MINE I'M JUST GOING TO CALL YOU AND HAVE YOURS CUSTOM DONE >> I THINK YOURS LOOK A LOT BETTER THAN MINE >> I'M A HUGE FAN

I'M VERY IMPRESSED SORRY YOU REALLY CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD THAT WAS AWESOME EXPLAIN TO US WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING HERE

>> WELL, I THINK THE PRESIDENT'S TRYING VERY HARD TO GET MORE VOTES FOR NOVEMBER AND THE FIRST PIECE OF THAT IS TRYING TO REGAIN THE BASE THAT HE'S LOST MOST OF HIS BASE IS STILL THERE, BUT WE'RE SEEING IN POLL NUMBERS THAT SOME OF THAT IS ERODING PARTICULARLY AMONG THE HARDEST CORE GROUP WHICH IS NONCOLLEGE EDUCATED WHITE VOTERS THIS IS AN EXISTENTIAL PROBLEM FOR THE PRESIDENT HE'S WITNESSED THAT EROSION PARTICULARLY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND ALSO DURING THE PROTESTS THAT HAPPENED TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST POLICE KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE AND MORE BROADLY TO DEMONSTRATE FOR JUSTICE >> JOHN, IS THIS A CASE OF THE PRESIDENT KIND OF GOING ROGUE DOING WHATEVER HE WANTS TO OR ARE HIS STAFF AND STRATEGISTS ADVISING HIM THAT THIS IS THE WAY TO PLAY THE ELECTION? >> I'M NOT SURE THAT IT'S FAIR TO EVER SAY THE PRESIDENT IS GOING ROGUE

HE IS HIS OWN DECISIONMAKER IN TERMS OF HIS POLITICAL STRATEGY AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM LARGELY REACT TO THAT WHETHER IT'S WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS OR CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS TIME AND AGAIN >> YES JOHN, YOU KNOW THE EXAMPLES, THE PRESIDENT HAS COME OUT AGAINST SPORTS TEAMS CHANGING THEIR NAMES AND DEMANDED BUBBA WALLACE APOLOGIZE AFTER THE FBI SAID THERE WAS NO CRIME OVER A NOOSE FOUND IN HIS STALL IN TALLADEGA IS THE PRESIDENT'S BASE RESPONDING TO THIS? >> YOU KNOW, FOR A LONG TIME HE HAS FOUND THERE'S A SENIOR PART OF HIS PARTY AND EVEN OUTSIDE HIS PARTY THAT LIKES CULTURALLY DIVISIVE RHETORIC AND CULTURAL DIVISIVE POLICIES AND HE GOES TO THAT WELL TIME AND AGAIN I THINK HE'S CONVINCED OR APPEARS TO BE DEFENSED CERTAINLY IT'S A GOOD STRATEGY FOR THIS ELECTION WHICH SUGGESTS HE THINKS THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS HE WON THE LAST ELECTION RATHER THAN PERHAPS WINNING DESPITE COMMUNICATING TO WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PRETTY SOLID MINORITY OF THE ELECTORATE

>> YES >> IT'S SORT OF BAFFLING POLL AFTER POLL WE SEE THE NATION'S ATTITUDES ON RACE HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE COURSE OF DECADES, HUNDREDS OF YEARS REALLY THIS SORT OF PROGRESSION TO THE MOMENT WE'RE IN NOW AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A LOT TO BE DONE BEFORE YOU CAN SAY THIS IS A JUST SOCIETY, BUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS PLACING A VERY BIG BET ON WHAT I WOULD SAY ARE THE LONG ODDS ON AMERICAN VOTERS' RACISM THAT IS TO SAY MOST VOTERS SIMPLY — >> JOHN, YEAH YOU REFERENCE THE POLLS

I MEAN LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THEM HERE'S ONE FROM QUINNIPIAC IT SHOWS AS YOU SAID THAT AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PROTESTS AGAINST SYSTEMIC RACISM JIM CLYBURN, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BLACK CAUCUS, SAID WHAT TRUMP IS DOING IS A HYPED UP VERSION OF SOMETHING WE'VE SEEN BEFORE FROM RONALD REAGAN AND WOODROW WILSON, BUT YOU SAID IT THIS IS 2020

IT IS A DIFFERENT TIME COULD YOU GIVE US SOME OF THE HISTORY HERE AND WHY THIS IS A BIGGER GAMBLE FOR THE PRESIDENT THAN IT WAS FOR THOSE TWO? >> SURE WHEN WOODWARD WILSON WAS PRESIDENT, HE WAS PROMOTING FILMS THAT SUPPORTED THE KU KLUX KLAN OR RONALD REAGAN WENT TO PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI, WHICH WAS FAMOUS AS CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN SAID ONLY FOR THE MURDER OF THREE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN 1964 WHEN REAGAN WENT THERE AND PROCLAIMED HE WAS FOR STATES' RIGHTS THESE THINGS WERE SORT OF SUBTLE DOGFUL WHENS TO THE PUBLIC AND TRYING TO PLAY ON RACIAL FEARS AND TRYING TO STOKE THAT, BUT THE NATION'S ATTITUDES HAVE CHANGED A LOT IN 1983, YOU KNOW, RIGHT AROUND THE TIME IN TERMS OF THE ERA THAT REAGAN WAS TALKING ABOUT STATES' RIGHTS IN PHILADELPHIA, MISSISSIPPI, ONLY38% OF WHITES APPROVED OF RACIAL MARRIAGE ACCORDING TO GALLUP POLLING

YOU JUST SHOWED THAT POLL THERE, THAT ALMOST 70% AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PROTESTS THIS IS A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT COUNTRY THAN IT WAS 40 YEARS AGO AND MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WILSON WAS PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON AND CONFIRMING SOMETHING WE SUSPECTED ALL ALONG IT IS ONE DAY, AFTER ALL >> I HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE I WROTE IT ON THE SHIRT

>> I'M GLAD YOU GOT THE DAY RIGHT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EPIC FAIL TO HAVE TWO DIFFERENT SHIRTS ON >> ABSOLUTELY I'LL SEE YOU ON A DIFFERENT DAY I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE SEVEN SHIRTS THAT I CAN DO THIS WITH, THOUGH

>> SEND ONE TO NEWS NOW WE'LL PICK UP THE COST THANK YOU SO MUCH >> TAKE CARE >>> I GO TO DREXEL UNIVERSITY IN PHILADELPHIA

I'M MAJORING IN GLOBAL STUDIES IN ECONOMICS WITH A FRENCH MINOR DREXEL HAS A QUARTER SYSTEM WHICH MEANS WE START SCHOOL WAY LATER THAN SOME SCHOOLS WE START SEPTEMBER 21st, BUT THEY WERE PLANNING ON A HYBRID MODEL PARTIAL ONLINE, PARTIAL IN- PERSON CLASSES AND THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED NOTHING CONCRETE YESTERDAY AND EVEN IF LET'S SAY I GO BACK HOME, I'M REALLY SCARED LIKE WHEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN THE US AND RESUME MY NORMAL LIFE HERE

DREXEL IS A SCHOOL THAT HAS LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS SO I SHOULD BE HERE TO WORK IN NEXT SPRING, BUT WILL I BE EVEN ABLE TO GET BACK HERE NEXT SPRING IF I LEAVE AND THIS IS LIKE ALL THESE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NO ANSWERS REALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THEIR VISA STATUS FOR GOOD IT'S SOMETHING THAT I DO NOT TALK ABOUT IS IF YOU'RE AWAY FROM THE US

MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS, YOU CAN LOSE YOUR STATUS AND YOU HAVE TO REAPPLY AND AT THE MOMENT THEY HAVE LIKE SAID NO, THAT'S OKAY, IT WON'T HAPPEN, BUT WHO KNOWS NOW? EVERYONE IS REALLY I THINK SCARED AND DESPERATE AND HELPLESS THERE'S LIKE NOTHING FOR US TO DO BUT TO WAIT AROUND MOST INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COME HERE HOPING TO GET OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE KNOW WE CAN'T BACK HOME AND WE KNOW WHAT'S AT STAKE HERE WE ARE VERY AWARE OF LIKE OUR VISA STATUS AND WE'RE VERY AWARE OF THE LEGAL SITUATION I HAVE NOT MET A SINGLE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WHO HAS EVER BROKEN THE RULES BECAUSE ALL WE WANT HERE IS TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITIES WE CAN GET AND THE LEARNING AND LIKE THE CULTURAL EXCHANGE THAT YOU GET IN THE U

S, YOU DON'T GET IT ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD SO WE REALLY JUST WANT TO DO OUR BEST I PERSONALLY JUST REALLY WANT TO LEARN I'M NOT ASKING FOR THAT MUCH

I WANT TO FINISH MY DEGREE AND THEN I'LL FIGURE MY LIFE OUT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME >>> A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE IN SOUTH DAKOTA ORDERING AN EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN TO CURB THE CORONAVIRUS ROADBLOCKS ARE UP TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM ENTERING OR EXITING THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL THINGS LIKE MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY JOINS US NOW FROM SOUTH DAKOTA IT'S HIS LATEST STOP IN HIS ROAD TO RECOVERY TRIP ACROSS

CAL, THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION HALFWAY THROUGH A 72-HOUR LOCKDOWN HOW ARE THINGS GOING THERE? >> Reporter: I DON'T THINK PEOPLE SAW THIS LOCKDOWN COMING A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED BY IT THE CONCERN IS OVER THE CASES WHICH SPIKED FROM 48 LATE LAST WEEK TO 100 TODAY THAT'S WHAT HAS PEOPLE CONCERNED

THIS IS THE CHECKPOINT THAT IS CAUSING SOME CONTROVERSY THIS IS ONE OF 11 CHECKPOINTS LEADING INTO THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION SOME 20,000 PEOPLE LIVE ON THIS RESERVATION TO GET THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT YOU HAVE TO SAY YOU'RE CARRYING ON PAST THE RESERVATION OTHERWISE THEY WILL TURN YOU AROUND

IT'S TRYING TO CONTROL WHO COMES ON AND OFF THE RESERVATION AND ALSO TO KEEP EVERYBODY IN THEIR HOUSES AND GET REALLY A BETTER COUNT ON WHAT THE VIRUS IS DOING ON THE RESERVATION OF COURSE, THIS IS A PLACE THAT IS MORE VULNERABLE TO THE VIRUS THIS PLACE DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE THERE IS REALLY NO LONG TERM CARE SCENARIO HERE WHERE DOCTORS CAN CARRY OUT VENTILATORS, FOR EXAMPLE IT'S JUST NOT AN OPTION

SO STEMMING IT IS MOST IMPORTANT >> WHAT IS THE GOVERNOR SAYING ABOUT THIS LOCKDOWN? >> Reporter: WELL, SHE'S SAYING THAT THIS CHECKPOINT IS ILLEGAL OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE HERE WILL TAKE ISSUE WITH THAT THIS IS NATIVE LAND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A STRUGGLE THAT IS NOT OCCURRING THE LAST FEW YEARS

IT'S HAPPENING OVER THE LAST FEW CENTURIES THERE IS NOW A LEGAL BATTLE UNDERWAY A TRIBE NORTH OF HERE, THE CHEYENNE RIVER TRIBE, IS STARTING TO SUE THE GOVERNOR OVER PRESSURE SHE'S PUTTING ON THEM TO TRY TO GET RID OF THE CHECKPOINT SO THERE'S A LOT OF LEGAL WRANGLING HAPPENING >> WHAT ARE PEOPLE ON THE RESERVATION TELLING YOU ABOUT THE SITUATION THEY'RE IN, WHAT TESTING IS LIKE, THE CONCERNS THAT THEY HAVE? WHAT ARE THEY HEARING? >> Reporter: TESTING ON THIS RESERVATION HAS BEEN PRETTY ROBUST

THEY TESTED NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE WHICH IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE THEY'RE DOING FRONT LINE WORKERS TODAY WE HAVE SOME PICTURES OF SOME OF WHAT IS TAKING PLACE ON THE RESERVATION GETTING FOOD, BASIC SUPPLIES TO ESPECIALLY ELDERLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY IS PROVING VERY, VERY DIFFICULT IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE HERE

SORRY IT'S PROVING VERY DIFFICULT AND OBVIOUSLY THE ELDERLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY HERE ARE SPECIAL TO THE TRIBE IT'S THE WAY THAT THIS TRIBE AND ALL TRIBES AROUND THE COUNTRY CARRY THEIR HISTORY FORWARD SO IT TAKES ON THAT SPECIAL MEANING OBVIOUSLY ELDERLY FOLKS ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS

SO IT'S GETTING THOSE BASIC GOODS INCLUDING FOOD THIS IS A GOOD DESERT IT IS HARD TO GROW THINGS HERE THE FINANCIALS OF IT ARE VERY DIFFICULT OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO GET A LOT OF THINGS ON THE RESERVATION

THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY'RE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO DONATE AS WELL >> CAL PERRY IN SOUTH DAKOTA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> I THINK ALL THEIR PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY MORE CONCERNED TAKING LIKE MY PARENTS, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE FREAKING OUT, PROBABLY RIGHTFULLY SO AND I'M SEEING ALL ME AND MY FRIENDS DOWN HERE AND THEY'RE LIKE WELL, YOU GOT TO >> I THOUGHT I DIDN'T REALLY WANT TO BE EXPOSED TO IT OR IF I DID GET IT, I THOUGHT I WOULD BE COMPLETELY ASYMPTOMATIC AND NOT KNOW I HAD IT >> DOWN IN TEXAS THE GYMS ARE OPEN

SO PASSING AROUND WEIGHTS AND EQUIPMENT TO EACH OTHER WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS NOT PREFERRED WHEN SOMEONE HAS OR MIGHT HAVE CORONAVIRUS >> ROUGHLY HALF OF THE NEW CASES ARE AMERICANS UNDER AGE 35 WHICH IS AT A CERTAIN LEVEL VERY ENCOURAGING NEWS >> I'M MORE WORRIED ABOUT GIVING IT TO PEOPLE WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING, JUST STAYED INSIDE >> I'VE BEEN REALLY TRYING TO LIKE STAY IN MY ROOM

>> I'VE JUST GOTTEN BACK FROM HAVE THING MY FAMILY, SO THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT OF CONCERN WHEN DID MY ROOMMATE HAVE IT? WHEN WAS I EXPOSED TO IT? DID I TAKE IT ALL THE WAY BACK HOME? OF COURSE, THAT WAS ON THE TOP OF MY MIND >> EVERYONE I KNOW IN COLUMBIA HAS NOW GOT IT EVERYONE IN COLUMBIA HAS PROBABLY HAD IT >> WHEN WE OPENED UP PROBABLY EARLIER THAN WE SHOULD HAVE, THEN ONCE IT CAME TO SOUTH CAROLINA IT STARTED SPREADING

THERE WERE TIMES FOR LIKE OH, WELL, WE'RE OPENING UP WE'RE KIND OF SAFE TO GO BACK TO LIFE BEFORE WE HAD BEEN QUARANTINING >> THERE'S 100% MORE THEY PROBABLY COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING >> COULD I HAVE AVOIDED IT IF THERE WAS MORE RESTRICTIONS? PROBABLY NOT BECAUSE IT WAS IN MY APARTMENT

>> I KNOW THE BARS ARE CLOSED AGAIN MASKS ARE REQUIRED I THINK BEYOND THAT I DON'T THINK THERE'S A WHOLE LOT YOU CAN DO, BUT THAT WASN'T GOING ON FOR A WHILE >> I THINK ANOTHER THING IS PEOPLE WILL TEST POSITIVE AND THEN FEEL FINE A COUPLE DAYS LATER SO THEY'RE LIKE OH, I'M NOT CONTAGIOUS ANYMORE

I DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS AND THEN GO OUT A LITTLE TOO EARLY AND END UP STILL GIVING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE THE BARS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE AND LIKE THE PARTS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE AND PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY AT LEAST IN MY OPINION, I WOULD RATHER EVERYBODY QUARANTINE NOW SO THAT COME AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER WE CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL LIKE WE'RE GOING INTO OUR SENIOR YEAR I WANT TO HAVE A FOOTBALL SEASON AND A SENIOR YEAR >> SURELY WOULDN'T ASK FOR IT AGAIN, BUT THINGS COULD HAVEEEN MUCH WORSE

>>> IT IS SAID THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TEAM HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT'S PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK

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>> MORE? >> TONS IT'S TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT'S TRENDING, MIND BENDING, LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING DID YOU SEE THIS? >> DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> IT'S FOR YOU IT'S PRICKLY, MONKEY, E

T AND IT'S FREE THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT

THAT'S WHY >> COME ON >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> 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 >> AFTER I WATCHED 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 KNOW YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS ONE WEEK INTO THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG AND PEOPLE SAY A CHILL IS SETTLING IN ACROSS THE CITY IT'S A PLACE WHERE CERTAIN SLOGANS ARE NOW CONSIDERED A CRIME AND EXPRESSING IDEAS ABOUT POLITICS CAN BE DANGEROUS SO THE CROWDS OF PROTESTERS THAT HAD TAKEN TO HONG KONG STREETS MUCH OF THE PAST YEAR HAVE NOW LARGELY GONE SILENT CAUTIOUSLY CHOOSING TO TRADE CHANTS AND DEFIANCE FOR BLANK PIECES OF PAPER TO AVOID ARREST AND MAYBE KEEP UP THE FIGHT LIKE JOSHUA WONG WITHIN MINUTES OF THE NEW LAW TAKING EFFECT HE DISBANDED THE PRO DEMOCRACY GROUP HE CO- FOUNDED FIGURING HE'S A TARGET

ALREADY ARRESTED EIGHT TIMES AND NOT SO KEEN TO GO BACK TO JAIL, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN HE PLANS TO STAY QUIET, BUT HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT PROTESTING WITHOUT VIOLATING THIS NEW LAW? >> WE JUST HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AND DEFINE WHAT'S THE RED LINE AND IT'S EASY FOR BEIJING TO ARREST ANYONE IN HONG KONG, BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE NEED TO GIVE UP AND NOT HAVE PROTESTS WE WILL NEVER STOP UNTIL HONG KONG IS HONG KONG AGAIN >> THE SECURITY LAW TARGETS SUCCESSION, SUBVERSION, TERRORISM AND COLLUSION BY FOREIGN FORCES AND IS SEEN BY EXPERTS AROUND THE WORLD AS BOTH WIDE REA RESTRICTIVE VIOLATIONS COULD MEAN BEING PUT ON TRIAL IN MAINLAND CHINA THERE ARE WORRIES FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS NOW UNDER THREAT

THESE SLOGANS WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART SAYS THIS MAN AND THOSE WORDS WILL ALWAYS STAY ON WHITE PAPER BOOKS BY PRO DEMOCRACY FIGURES INCLUDING JOSHUA WONG ARE NOW BEING PULLED FROM PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN HONG KONG FOR REVIEW THEY JUST AREN'T AVAILABLE >> IT'S ALSO AN EXCUSE TO USE THE NATIONAL SECURITY LAW TO SILENCE THE WORDS OF HONG KONG POOL AND ALSO RESTRICT OUR ASSETS TO ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SO I WOULD SAY A THIS HONG KONG NOW ALMOST HAS NO DEFENSE WITH CHINA

>> A LOT OF THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS THAT HAVE DEFINED HONG KONGS SINCE THE 1997 HANDOVER FROM BRITAIN ARE NOT ENJOYED ON THE MAINLAND WITH THIS NEW LAW ONLINE DISCUSSIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS, DEBATES, FLAGS, EVEN PAMPHLETS ARE NOW SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP AND DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE IT'S NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ARTICLE 38 OF THE LAW SAYS IT APPLIES TO EFFECTIVELY ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD SOME COUNTRIES ARE ISSUING TRAVEL ADVISORIES WARNING CITIZENS THAT THEY COULD NOW FACE ARBITRARY DETENTION BY AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG AND THAT'S WHY THERE IS A STANDOFF BREWING WITH AMERICAN BIG TECH

ALREADY FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, ZOOM AND TWITTER HAVE SAID THEY ARE TEMPORARILY NOT COMPLYING WITH REQUESTS FOR USER DATA FROM HONG KONG AUTHORITIES UNTIL THEY CAN ASSESS THE NEW LAW TIKTOK WENT EVEN FURTHER EVEN THOUGH IT HAS CHINESE OWNERSHIP THE COMPANY SAYS IT'S PULLING OUT OF HONG KONG BECAUSE OF HOW THE NEW LAW COULD IMPACT USER PRIVACY IT'S ALSO TRYING TO APPEASE WASHINGTON AT A TIME WHEN POPULAR CHINESE APPS ARE NOT SO POPULAR WITH US

OFFICIALS >> WOULD YOU RECOMMEND PEOPLE DOWNLOAD THAT APP ON THEIR PHONES TONIGHT, TOMORROW, ANYTIME CURRENTLY? >> ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY >> HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR BIG US TECH FIRMS LIKE THAT TO TAKE THESE POSITIONS? >> IT'S IMPORTANT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES AND ALSO ANY TECH COMPANY FACEBOOK, GOOGLE AND WHAT'S APP STAND ON THE PRINCIPLE OF INFORMATION AND WILL WITH THE THREAT OF THE GOVERNMENT

>> ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW LAW TEN PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH BREAKING IT THE FIRST WAS A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN CARRYING A FLAG WITH A SLOGAN NOW BANNED CHINESE GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG SAY THE LAW TARGETS ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE, THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE CITY'S 7 MILLION PEOPLE ARE PROTECTED THE SOCIAL ORDER WILL BE MORE STABLE SAID A SPOKESPERSON IN BEIJING ADDING BUSINESS WILL IMPROVE AND THERE WILL BE HARMONY, BUT IN A SIGN THAT LIFE IN HONG KONG IS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGING, BEIJING'S NEW NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICE WAS INAUGURATED TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SECURITY AGENTS FROM CHINA WILL OPERATE OPENLY AND HAVE THE POWER TO INVESTIGATE, TO ARREST AND POTENTIALLY EXTRADITE HONG KONG PEOPLE TO THE MAINLAND FOR TRIAL IN A SYSTEM WHERE THE CONVICTION RATE IS NEARLY 100%

OFFICIALS CALLED IT A HISTORIC MOMENT AND FEW IN HONG KONG WOULD DISAGREE PU THAT DON'T REOPEN BY PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP RAMPING UP HIS CALLS FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THIS FALL >> LEARNING BY COMPUTER AS NOT AS GOOD AS LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM >> Reporter: NOW THE CDC SAID IT WILL ISSUE GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS COMING BACK AFTER THE PRESIDENT COMPLAINED THEIR CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS WERE VERY OF IT AND EXPENSIVE

>> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDELINES BY THE CDC TO BE A REASON WHY OUR SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN >> Reporter: THE EXISTING GUIDELINES ARE VOLUNTARY FOCUSING ON HOW TO SOCIAL DISTANCE STUDENTS AND KEEP THEM SAFE AMONG THEM KEEP DESKS SIX FEET APART IS FEASIBLE TEACH AND REINFORCE THE USE OF CLOTH FACE COVERINGS AND EAT MEALS IN CLASSROOMS INSTEAD OF A CAFETERIA THE CDC DIRECTOR TRIED TO CLEAR UP THE CONFLICTING MESSAGES SHOWING HE'S ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE WHITE HOUSE

>> IT WOULD BE PERSONALLY VERY DISAPPOINTING TO ME AND I KNOW MY AGENCY IF WE SAW THAT INDIVIDUALS WERE USING THESE GUIDELINES AS A RATIONALE FOR NOT REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS >> Reporter: EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS PUTTING THE RESPONSIBILITY ON LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO FIGURE IT OUT WHILE INSISTING PARTIAL REOPENING IS NOT ENOUGH >> ULTIMATELY IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF OFFICIALS SHOULD REOPEN IT'S A MATTER OF HOW >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS THREATENED TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T OPEN THEIR DOORS, BUT SCHOOLS ARE LARGELY FUNDED WITH STATE AND LOCAL DOLLARS

PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID WITHOUT EVIDENCE ANY OPPOSITION TO REOPENING IS AMONG DEMOCRATS AND WHILE COVID- 19 DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE AFFECTING MOST CHILDREN, TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS IS ANOTHER MATTER AND TESTING FOR THAT IS LIMITED, ALL OF IT TEACHERS UNIONS WARN RAISING REAL CONCERNS FOR THEIR MEMBERS >> NOBODY IS GOING BACK FULL TIME IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN'T PROTECT THEIR HEALTH YOU'LL HAVE A LOT OF TEACHERS EITHER TAKE A LOVE OF ABSENCE OR ASK FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS OR JUST QUIT >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER ALSO COMPLAINED THAT SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, GERMANY, DENMARK, NORWAY AND SWEDEN, ARE REOPENING IN HIS WORDS WITH NO PROBLEMS, BUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE VERY DIFFERENT THERE TOGETHER THE FOUR COUNTRIES HE NAMED REPORTED FEWER THAN 1,000 CASES COMBINED YESTERDAY WHILE THE U

S HAD NEARLY 60,000 NEW CASES TO CRAI >> THANK YOU, HODA >> THAT'S MORE THAN 13,000 SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY IT IS CLEAR THIS IS GOING TO BE QUITE THE DAUNTING TASK

REHEMA ELLIS IS NBC'S EDUCATION CORRESPONDENT GOOD TO SEE YOU, MY FRIEND WE HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP YESTERDAY BASICALLY SAY IF THESE SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN, THEY MAY LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING YOU TALKED TO THE HEAD OF THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ABOUT THAT SPECIFICALLY WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? T >> THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT MAKING THAT KIND OF DEMAND BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE REALLY IS A PATCHWORK QUILT APPROACH TO REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SAID SPECIFICALLY REGARDING THE PRESIDENT NO ONE WANTS TO WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM MORE THAN AMERICA'S EDUCATORS, BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS PROVIDED NO REAL PLAN

THEIR ACTIONS ARE CHAOTIC AND THEIR REPRESENT RICK IS APPALLINGLY RECKLESS THEY ALSO POINT OUT THEY HAVE MANY TEACHERS OVER AGE 40, SOME OVER AGE 50 AND SOME OF THEM HAVE HIGH RISKS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT >> YOU COVERED EDUCATION FOR A LONG TIME AND ARE A PARENT YOURSELF, SO AM I HEALTH AND SAFETY TOP OF MIND FOR LOTS OF PARENTS WATCHING AND LISTENING WHAT SAFETY PROTOCOLS, WHAT MEASURES SHOULD BE IN PLACE IN THOSE CLASSROOMS WHEN STUDENTS DO GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL, IF THEY DO? THEY DO? >> AS I MENTIONED, PLACES >> AS I MENTIONED, PLACES AROUND THE COUNTRY REALLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT BECAUSE CIRCUMSTANCES DIFFER, BUT FOR THE 50 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS IT SEEMS TO BE A COMBINATION OF MEASURES INCLUDING STAGGERED SCHEDULES WITH A MIX OF IN-SCHOOL DAYS AND REMOTE LEARNING, LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER CLASSROOM, PLASTIC DIVIDERS BETWEEN DESKS, SIGNS IN CLASSROOMS AND HALLWAYS TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DEEP CLEANING EVERY NIGHT

THEY WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN PARENTS KNOW THEY'LL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO MAKE CERTAIN THOSE CLASSROOMS AND THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE AS CLEAN AS THEY CAN BE WHEN CHILDREN AND STAFF GO BACK INTO THE BUILDINGS >> THANK YOU MORNING, LET'S BRING IN RANDI WEINGARTEN, LONG TIME PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS GOOD MORNING THANKS FOR YOUR TIME

>> GOOD MORNING GREAT TO BE WITH YOU >> IN THE SIMPLEST OF TERMS, WHAT DO AMERICA'S TEACHERS NEED TO RETURN TO THEIR CLASSROOMS IN THE FALL? >> SO LET ME JUST DEBUNK ONE MYTH BECAUSE WE'VE PUT OUT, AS YOU KNOW, A PLAN TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SAFELY IN APRIL SO THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS FOR US THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY AND EQUITY FOR BOTH OUR KIDS AND OUR MEMBERS AND TEACHERS

WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE, WE JUST POLLED OUR MEMBERS IN JUNE AND WHAT THEY SAID WAS THAT THE KIND OF BUNDLE OF SAFETY PRACTICES THAT EUROPE USED, THAT THE CHILD CARE CENTERS USED FOR THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS THIS MARCH AND APRIL IN NEW YORK, OF THE SIX FOOT PHYSICAL DISTANCING THAT YOU SHOWED AND MASKS, CLEANING AND VENTILATION AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK HAVE THAT KIND OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION THAT IF YOU DID THESE THINGS, THEN 75% TO 76% OF MY MEMBERS FELT COMFORTABLE ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY AGREED WITH DONALD TRUMP THAT REMOTE LEARNING IS NOT THE BEST THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR KIDS THEY KNOW SCHOOL IS BEST FOR FOOD INSECURITY, FOR LESSONS AND THAT'S WHY WE ACTUALLY STARTED WORKING ON THIS AND THE FUNDING FOR THIS WAY BACK IN APRIL >> ARE AMERICA'S TEACHERS PREPARED TO MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS ARE WEARING MASKS, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING? ARE THEY PREPARED TO MAKE SURE ALL OF THESE FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADERS ARE WASHING THEIR HANDS? IS IT REASONABLE TO EXPECT THEIR TEACHERS ON TOP OF TEACHING TO DO THOSE THINGS AS WELL? >> SO THIS IS WHY TEACHERS ARE SO AMAZING THEY UNDERSTAND

THEY PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER FOR EVERYTHING AND WILL HAVE TO PUT ROUTINES TOGETHER WE'LL HAVE TO HAVE SOME FUN ABOUT WASHING HANDS AND WE'LL HAVE TO MAKE THOSE, YOU KNOW, WE'LL HAVE TO MAKE THOSE THINGS HAPPEN, BUT THAT'S WHY BECAUSE THE EQUITY CONCERNS OF GETTING OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IS REALLY IMPORTANT, BUT WE KNOW IF YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY GUIDELINES, THEN YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT HALF THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME AND FRANKLY, JUST BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP WANTS TO TAKE A RISK WITH PEOPLE WHO GO TO BARS OR BEACHES, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE SPENT OUR LIFE TEACHING KIDS ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE A RISK WITH KIDS OR WITH OUR MEMBERS' LIVES WE KNOW WHAT WILL PREVENT A VIRUS SPREAD IN A SCHOOL WE'VE DONE A LOT OF RESEARCH AND FRANKLY, THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO IGNORE RESEARCH AND SCIENCE OR TRYING TO PRESSURE THE CDC TO CHANGE THAT SCIENCE IS NOT OKAY WITH PARENTS OR WITH TEACHERS >> WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED? >> RIGHT

>> WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS WHO ARE OLDER? THIS IDEA THEY'RE GOING INTO THESE CLASSROOMS EVERY DAY AND THEN GO HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES, HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS? AGAIN, THE RESEARCH SO FAR DOES SEEM TO INDICATE WHILE CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK IF THEY CONTRACT THE VIRUS, THEY DO CARRY THE VIRUS HOW CONCERNED ARE YOUR TEACHERS ABOUT GETTING SICK? >> THEY'RE VERY — LOOK, THEY'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT THE OTHER RESULTS IN OUR POLL AND NOT JUST MY TWITTER FEED AND MY PHONE CALLS THE LAST 24 HOURS, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT TEACHERS TOLD US IN LATE JUNE, 75% OF THEM BASICALLY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY COVID IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER SO THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE AFFECTED BY IT THEY'RE SCARED BY IT, BUT THAT'S WHY IT'S SO REMARKABLE THAT WITH ALL THAT IF THEY HAD THE PROPER SAFE GUARDS, THEY WANT TO BE IN CLASSROOMS

THE PEOPLE I WORRY ABOUT IS EXACTLY WHO YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT AND ALSO WHO I'VE HEARD FROM IN THE LAST 48 HOURS BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S HYPERBOLE THEY ARE NOW SCARED WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEM THINK ABOUT IT 20% OF TEACHERS ARE OVER 50 ABOUT 30% OF PRINCIPALS ARE OVER 50 OR OVER 55

SO IF YOU'RE IN THE FAMILY'S GENERATION AS I AM WHERE YOU MAY BE CARING FOR AN ELDERLY PARENT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO IF YOU'RE GOING TO RISK NOT ONLY YOU GETTING SICK, BUT YOUR ELDERLY PARENT GETTING SICK? SO YESTERDAY WE PUT OUT A MEMORANDUM AND OPINION LETTER TO ALL OF OUR LOCALS ABOUT HOW YOU GET REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN NOW HEARING IN THE LAST 48 HOURS WE NEED TO HAVE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT FOR PEOPLE WHERE HIGH RISK THIS IS WHAT I'M SCARED ABOUT AND I SAID THIS IN AN INTERVIEW YESTERDAY IF TOO MANY OF OUR MEMBERS BELIEVE DONALD TRUMP'S HYPERBOLE INSTEAD OF SOMEBODY LIKE ANDREW CUOMO'S CAUTION ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE RETIRE EARLY, QUIT, TAKE A LEAVE SO AT THE VERY SAME TIME THAT KIDS NEED THESE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY'RE FACING THREE CRISIS, THEY NEED PEOPLE TO KIND OF CALM THEM DOWN, FOCUS ON THEIR WELL- BEING AND INSTRUCTION, WE'LL SEE A HUGE BRAIN DRAIN IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THAT WAS UNCONSCIONABLE WHAT HE DID FOR POLITICAL REASONS

>> RANDI WEINGARTEN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TEACHERS, BUT THERE'S SO MUCH SUPPORT STAFF AS WELL IN THOSE SCHOOLS AND NURSES AND CUSTODIANS, CAFETERIA WORKERS AS WELL >> ABSOLUTELY >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME SAFETY >>> THE DEBATE OVER WHETHER SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN THIS FALL IS HEATING UP

>> WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD ACCORDING TO THE DATA, THE SCIENCE >> IN THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO ROLLED OUT A PRELIMINARY PLAN WITH A MIX OF IN- PERSON AND VIRTUAL SCHOOL DAYS CLASS SIZES WILL BE CUT FACE MASKS ARE REQUIRED >> YOU'LL BE GOING TO SCHOOL TO THE CLASSROOM EITHER TWO DAYS A WEEK OR THREE DAYS A WEEK

>> NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAYING NOT SO FAST A DECISION WILL BE MADE NEXT MONTH AT THE STATE LEVEL ALSO GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT FOR PRESSURING SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> SCHOOL REOPENINGS ARE A STATE DECISION, PERIOD WE WILL OPEN THE SCHOOLS IF IT IS SAFE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS

>> IT'S A SNAPSHOT OF THE GROWING CONFUSION SWEEPING THE NATION ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND IF IT'S EVEN SAFE THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS RELEASED THEIR NEW GUIDELINES WEDNESDAY RECOMMENDING SCHOOLS TAKE PRECAUTIONS LIKE SANITIZING EXTENSIVELY, INSURING CLEAN HANDS, PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND REDUCING CLASS SIZE AS EDUCATORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LIKE IN DALLAS WHERE CASES ARE SURGING WORRY ABOUT SAFETY IF CLASSES OPEN UP WHAT WOULD YOU SAY NOW IS THE ISSUE THAT'S KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT IN TERMS OF GETTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL? >> WELL, I JUST THINK THESE NUMBERS KEEP CHANGING, KEEP GETTING WORSE YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE BEHAVIOR

YOU CAN'T WILL PARENTS TO BRING THEIR KIDS IF THEY DON'T WANT TO BRING THEM, THEY WON'T >> AT ONE OMAHA CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE ON CAMPUS EVERY DAY AND NOW EVERY DESK WILL BE SEPARATED WITH PLEXIGLASS SCHOOL OFFICIALS HERE SAY THEY'RE READY AND SO ARE THE PARENTS >> THEY WANT THEIR KIDS BACK INTO SCHOOL AND BE ABLE TO LEARN EVERY DAY IN THE ENVIRONMENT

>> IN A RECENT SURVEY OF 400,000 PARENTS OF STUDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY, 75% SAID THEY WANTED THEM BACK IN BUILDINGS, BUT IN A SURVEY DONE BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NBC IN JUNE, THAT NUMBER WAS 50% OF VOTERS WITH SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN AS YOU HEARD THE DALLAS SUPERINTENDENT SAY, YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE FAMILIES' BEHAVIOR YOU CAN'T WILL THOSE KIDS BACK INTO CLASSROOMS TH START WITH NBC >>> WE'LL START WITH NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR GUPTA

GOOD MORNING WOULD YOU BREAK THIS DOWN FOR ME WOULD YOU GIVE ME YOUR TOP THREE CONCERNS WHEN IT COMES TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM'S OPENING UP THIS FALL >> GOOD MORNING YOU BET

IT'S A CRITICAL QUESTION WHAT WE KNOW HERE IS THAT TESTING NEEDS TO BE THE BACKBONE OF ANY RETURN TO SCHOOL STRATEGY IT'S CRITICAL TESTING IS CRITICAL POINT OF CARE TESTING, THE TYPE OF TESTING WHERE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT GOES INTO THE STUDENT CLINIC

THEY GET A SWAB INTO THEIR NOSE AND GET A RESULT IN 30 MINUTES WE DON'T HAVE THAT TESTING RIGHT NOW, COSTS A LOT OF MONEY, BUT IF WE CAN GET THAT TESTING ONLINE, WE THINK BY LATE FALL, EARLY WINTER WE MIGHT HAVE THAT TESTING IN PLACE THAT WOULD BE GREAT, BUT IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY NUMBER TWO IS SPACE THERE'S A DIRE LACK OF SPACE

IF I'M A SCHOOL DISTRICT PRINCIPAL HAVING DISCUSSIONS IN SEATTLE, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE BECAUSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE LIMITED THAT SPACE IS REALLY EXPENSIVE IN MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ACTUALLY INSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH SPACE SO DESKS ARE FAR APART, SO CHILDREN CAN COME INTO SCHOOL MORE OFTEN THAN REMAINING AT HOME IF WE DO A STAGGERED SITUATION WHERE HALF THE WEEK YOU'RE IN A BRICK AND MORTAR SETTING, HALF THE WEEK YOU'RE IN A TELLY ENVIRONMENT? FINALLY I WORRY ABOUT TEACHERS AND OLDER INDIVIDUALS IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WE KNOW DON'T DO WELL WHEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 AND WE THINK EVEN IF CHILDREN DON'T GET SICK, THEY'RE VERY GOOD TRANSMITTERS OF THE DISEASE THAT'S A BIG CONCERN >> DO YOU THINK MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY IN SCHOOLS, DR

GUPTA? >> YOU BET, ABSOLUTELY THERE SHOULD BE NO DISTANCE BETWEEN MANDATORY MASK POLICIES AND WHAT WE DO IN SCHOOLS THE QUESTION IS CHILDREN ACTUALLY TOUCH THEIR FACE MORE I HAVE A TODDLER, A 3- YEAR-OLD, YOU PUT THE MASK ON, HE'S TOUCHING THE FACE ALL THE TIME THAT'S THE CHALLENGE

WHEN IS MASK WEARING REALISTIC DEPENDING ON THE AGE OF THE CHILD? WE SHOULD BE THOUGHTFUL OF WHO SHOULD BE COMING INTO THE SCHOOL AND WHO SHOULD NOT BE >> I HAVE A VIDEO IN CHINA AT AN ELEMENTARY THAT SHOWS THE PROCESS THE KIDS GO THROUGH TO GET INTO SCHOOL THEY SPRAY THE BOTTOM OF THEIR SOLES, WASH THEIR HANDS THEY TAKE THE MASK OFF AS THEY BEGIN THEIR DAY THIS LOOKS LIKE A REALLY RIGID KIND OF THING

IS THIS SOMETHING LIKE THIS EXTENSIVE THE WAY WE SHOULD BE DOING IT, THE SPRAYDOWN, THE TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND ALL THAT STUFF? THAT S? >> >> I THINK TO ME PUTTING INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES THAT ARE REALISTIC IN OUR SETTING TO ME MAKES SENSE THAT'S WIPING DOWN SCHOOL SURFACES MORNING, MIDDAY AND EVENING THAT MAKES SENSE HAND SANITIZERS, WHEN YOU COME IN AND CLOCK OUT FOR EVERY STUDENT EVERY TEACHER, THAT MAKES SENSE AND UNIVERSAL MASKING POLICIES WHETHER YOU NEED DISINFECTANT SPRAYS ON ACTUAL BAGS, I WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY MEASURES

I DON'T WANT TO SPRAY INDIVIDUALS AND OUR CHILDREN WITH DISINFECTANTS WHEN I HAVE NO IDEA IF THAT'S SAFE OR NOT I THINK WE NEED TO DRAW A LINE IN TERMS OF PROTECTING SAFETY >> A REAL QUICK ANSWER HERE, THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAYS THEY STRONGLY ADVOCATE ALL POLICY CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR SHOULD START WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING STUDENTS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN SCHOOL AND THEY GO INTO THEIR DETAILS WHY DO YOU SEE THAT AS A POSSIBILITY? POSSIBILITY? >> NO, I DON'T, >> NO, I DON'T I THINK THAT'S THE GOAL AND I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD SAY THAT

DO I THINK THAT'S REALISTIC? NOT AT ALL >> DR GUPTA, I APPRECIATE THAT THANK YOU >>> THIS MORNING A DESPERATE SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION RESUMING FOR FORMER GLEE STAR NIAH RIVERA WHO DISAPPEARED WEDNESDAY SWIMMING IN A LAKE WEST OF LOS ANGELES

SHE RENTED A PONTOON BOAT AROUND 1 PM AT THE RESERVOIR HOURS LATER HER 4-YEAR-OLD SON WAS FOUND IN THE BOAT ALONE SLEEPING WEARING A LIFE VEST AN ADULT LIFE VEST WAS ALSO FOUND ON BOARD

>> APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS AFTER THEY LEFT THE DOCK ANOTHER BOATER OUT ON THE LAKE DISCOVERED THE BOAT DRIFTING WE'RE GOING ON THE BELIEF THAT SHE DID GO IN THE WART AND WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE HER SO THIS MAY WELL BE A CASE OF DROWNING >> Reporter: DIVERS AND HELICOPTERS SCOURING THE RESERVOIR UNTIL DARK HALTING THE SEARCH UNTIL THIS MORNING >> BEFORE WE CAST ANOTHER POINTLESS VOTE IN A MEANINGLESS CONTEST THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PRACTICAL RAMIFICATIONS WHATSOEVER — >> Reporter: RIVERA IS BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE AS SANTANA, THE SASSY CLEAR LEADER IN THE MUSICAL COMEDY "GLEE" AIRING ON FOX FROM 2009 UNTIL 2015

♪ SAY A LITTLE PRAYER FOR YOU ♪ RIVERA'S DISAPPEARANCE COMES AFTER THE DEATHS OF TWO OTHER CAST MEMBERS, CORY MONTIEF WHO DIED OF A DRUG OVERDOSE IN 2013 AND MARK STERLING WHO KILLED HIMSELF IN 2018 AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES DANNY LOVATO POSTED, "PLEASE PRAY FOR NIAH RIVERA TO BE FOUND SAFE AND SOUND," AND HARRY SHUM JR SIMPLY WRITING, "PRAYING" FRIENDS AND FAMILY FLOODING SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND THE VALUES OF LIFE, "MAKE THE MOST OF TODAY AND EVERY DAY YOU'RE GIVEN TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED," AND JUST TWO DAYS AGO SHARING THIS HEART WARMING PHOTO OF HER SON, THE CAPTION READING, "JUST THE TWO OF US

" WERE POLICE ABLE TO GET ANY INFORMATION FROM HIM AND WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HOWE HE'S DOING? >> OFFICIALS SAY THEY WERE ABLE TO SPEAK WITH THE BOY HE SAID THEY HAD BEEN SWIMMING, THAT THE BOY WAS ABLE TO GET BACK ON THE BOAT, BUT RIVERA DID NOT GET BACK IN THE BOAT OFFICIALS SAID THEY WERE WORKING TO REUNITE THE CHILD WITH FAMILY MEMBERS THIS MORNING UNITED AIRLINES >>> THIS MORNING UNITED AIRLINES WORKING BRACING FOR MAJOR TURBULENCE ON THE JOB FRONT, THE SECOND LARGEST US

CARRIER WARNING 36,000 EMPLOYEES, NEARLY HALF OF ITS US WORKFORCE, MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS OCTOBER 1st UNITED IS CALLING THE CUTS INVOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS ADDING IT'S A LAST RESORT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WOULD FEEL THE IMPACT INCLUDING 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND GATE AGENTS, 5,500 MECHANICS AND MORE THAN 2,000 PILOTS ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS

UNITED SAYS ITS FLIGHT SCHEDULE THIS MONTH IS EXPECTED TO BE 75% LESS THAN LAST JULY THE COUNTRY'S LARGEST FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION EXPECTS MORE BAD NEWS AS COVID-19 CASES SOAR ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND DEMAND FOR TRAVEL TANKS >> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED IT'S BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE BY FIVE TIMES AND WHAT THIS MEANS IS DEVASTATION FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES F >> Reporter: AND UNITED ISN'T FLYING SO LOW WHEN IT COMES TO DOWNSIZING PAYROLL

AMERICAN, DELTA AND SOUTHWEST HAVE ALL ALREADY OFFERED VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PACKAGES FOR SOME OF THEIR WORKERS, TOO THIS COMES DESPITE A $25 BILLION FEDERAL BAILOUT PACKAGE FOR US AIRLINES THAT MONEY CONTINGENT ON NO MAJOR JOB CUTS THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER

WHILE WORKERS ENDURE THESE PAINFUL CHANGES, CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE FEWER FLIGHTS TO CHOOSE FROM GOING FORWARD HOOS FROM GOING FORWARD >> IF THE AIRLINES START TO CUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS, YOU AND I WILL NOT NOTICE IT WHEN WE'RE ON PLANES ALL OF THE AIRLINES WILL HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF PILOTS AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON EACH INDIVIDUAL FLIGHT, BUT BECAUSE THERE ARE FEWER FLIGHTS, THEY NEED FEWER PEOPLE OVERALL E O >> NOW OTHER PARTS OF THE AIR TRAVEL INDUSTRY ALSO GETTING HIT HARD, THE PLANE MANUFACTURER AIRBUS SAYS IT RECEIVED NO NEW ORDERS FOR NEW PLANES IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

THIS COMES AS WE EXPECT TO GET ANOTHER 14 MILLION JOBLESS CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN FILED LAST WEEK REALLY SHOWING THIS ECONOMIC PAIN CONTINUES TO BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE TO SPREAD? THIS MORNING FIT >>> THE FITNESS INDUSTRY LEADERS FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN GYMS MORE THAN 60 OF THEM DESIGNED AN OPEN LETTER CITING EVIDENCE THEY SAY PROVES GYMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SPIKES IN COVID CASES >> I'M NO DOCTOR

I'M A STUDIO MANAGER, BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT >> Reporter: BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY IN A GYM? THIS STUDIO MANAGER IN MIAMI THINKS IT IS >> KEEPING THINGS SANITIZED, KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE, KEEPING THE MASK ON, I THINK THESE ARE LIKE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF LIKE WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING >> Reporter: HERE IN MIAMI- DADE COUNTY GYMS WERE CLOSED AGAIN MONDAY, THEN REOPENED BY TUESDAY, BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS IS

>> PEOPLE IN THE GYM MUST WEAR THEIR MASK ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: NOT ALL DOCTORS ENTIRELY CONVINCED MASKS ALONE ARE FOOLPROOF >> IF YOU CAN MAINTAIN PROBABLY LIKE MAYBE 12 FEET DISTANCE, IF NOT MORE, AS WELL AS FACE COVERING AND AGAIN CONSTANT HAND SANITIZING, IT MEETING SAFE >> Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMENDS GYMGOERS FOLLOW BASIC GUIDELINES LIMIT ACTIVITIES INDOORS, ESPECIALLY GROUP ACTIVITIES, USE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMIT PHYSICAL CONTACT, TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WITH SHARED EQUIPMENT AND WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING

SO IS KEEPING GYMS CLOSED CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS? FOR SOME THE ANSWER IS CLEAR >> I GAINED LIKE 20 POUNDS JUST SITTING AT HOME AND EATING STUFF >> Reporter: THE CDC SAYS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, SLEEP BETTER AND FUNCTION BETTER IN NEW YORK GYMS WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY, BUT GOVERNOR CUOMO DECIDING IT'S TOO SOON >> WE'RE READY TO OPEN AND A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DAY WE WERE REARING TO GO

>> Reporter: NOW A GROUP OF GYM OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE >> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF MILLION OF DOLLARS OF LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE >> THE QUESTION, OF COURSE, IS HOW DOES THAT VIRUS SPREAD IN GYMS AND IN FITNESS SETTINGS? DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? >> Reporter: WELL, THERE ARE SOME LIMITED STUDIES IT SEEMS TO SUGGEST IN A CLOSE AREA WITH HIGH INTENSITY IT'S MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD THEY LOOKED AT THIS VERY CLOSELY IN SOUTH KOREA BUT ONLY WITH SMALL GROUPS AND FOUND PEOPLE PACKED IN DOING THAT HIGH INTENSITY, IT SPREAD BUT IN A WIDER AREA, MORE OPEN IT DIDN'T

KIND OF INTERESTINGLY, FOLKS WHO DIDN'T DO HIGH INTENSITY BUT MORE LIKE PILATES AND YOGA, THERE WAS NO SPREAD AT ALL ALL NAMASTE >> KERRY, WHAT'S GOING >> WHAT'S GOING ON? WHAT WORKOUT IS THAT? >> Reporter: WE'RE AT THE CROSSFIT HERE THEY START OUT, TAKE A RUN AROUND

THIS IS A CROSSFIT WHICH HAS REALLY TAKEN OFF IN THE COUNTRY IN DIFFERENT WAYS, BUT IT'S JUST ONE MORE WORKOUT RTING THER IN FLORIDA, THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS JUST ABOUT A MONTH AWAY >>> IN FLORIDA THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS ABOUT ONE DAY AWAY AND THE STATE'S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER HAS ORDERED ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA TO RESUME IN-PERSON CLASSES >> YES THAT HAS SOME PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN THE HOTSPOT STATE CONCERNED

JOINING US NOW IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE STATE'S EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, THE STATE'S LARGEST TEACHERS ASSOCIATION FREDERICK, GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >> LET'S DIG IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS SEEN A LARGE INCREASE IN THE PAST WEEK WITH NEARLY 65,000 NEW CASES

I KNOW MONDAY THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER CAME DOWN THAT REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO OFFER FULL IN-PERSON ESSENTIALLY INSTRUCTION AT LEAST FIVE DAYS A WEEK WHEN THIS DECISION CAME DOWN, WHAT DID YOU THINK AND WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? >> IT'S IRRESPONSIBLY PUTTING OUR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS AND EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS IN THE MIDDLE OF POLITICS AND REOPENING OF THE ECONOMY BECAUSE LET ME GIVE YOU THE BACKDROP YESTERDAY WE HAD REPORTED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ALMOST 10,000 NEW CASES OF COVID 223,000 CASES TOTAL, 48,000 DEATHS AND 3,800 TOTAL DEATHS HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT THE PRESIDENT MAKES A DECLARATION THAT ALL SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL AND THEN WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM OUR GOVERNOR THAT SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT? WE'RE GOING FULL SPEED AHEAD AND HELL OR HIGH WATER AND WE'RE JUST GOING TO OPEN SCHOOLS

THAT'S IRRESPONSIBLE TO NOT HAVE A PLAN THIS IS NOT A SLOGAN LIVES ARE IN THE BALANCE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE HURT AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE KILLED IF WE DON'T GET THIS RIGHT >> SO CLEARLY YOU DON'T BELIEVE THAT SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA ARE PREPARED TO OFFER THIS RIGHT NOW AND THEN THERE'S ANOTHER ASPECT TO THIS

WE SEE ALL OF THIS CONTROVERSY THERE ARE A LOT OF TEACHERS WHO DON'T EVEN WANT TO SHOW UP ON THE FIRST DAY WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? >> LISTEN, WE HAVE TEACHERS OVER AGE 60 WE HAVE TEACHERS THAT HAVE UNDERLYING ISSUES, HEALTH ISSUES AND FRANKLY, WE HAVE HEALTHY TEACHERS WHO TAKE CARE OF AN ELDERLY APPARENT OR A SICK CHILD AT HOME AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOR THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN US ANY CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN GO INTO THESE SCHOOLS OF LISTEN, THIS IS A STATE WHERE IN SOME PLACES YOU CAN'T GO TO THE BEACH YOU CAN'T CONGREGATE IN THE GYM

YOU CAN'T EAT IN THE RESTAURANT, BUT NOW IT'S OKAY TO PUT HUNDREDS OF KIDS IN A CONTAINED AREA AND IN SOME OF OUR BIGGER SCHOOLS IN JACKSONVILLE OR TAMPA OR ORLANDO OR MIAMI THOUSANDS OF KIDS IN THE SAME BUILDING WITHOUT FOLLOWING THE PROPER CDC GUIDELINES? THAT'S IRRESPONSIBLE AND WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER TO HAVE A BIGGER PLAN, TO HAVE A NATIONAL PLAN AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET THESE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL LET ME JUST SAY THIS NO ONE WANTS TO BE IN SCHOOL MORE THAN TEACHERS THE FIRST GRADE TEACHER CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL WE MISS OUR KIDS

I'M A HIGH SCHOOL BAND DIRECTOR I WANT TO SEE THOSE KIDS UP AND DOING THEIR THING, BUT WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A RESPONSIBLE WAY SO THAT PARENTS KNOW THEIR KIDS WILL COME HOME AND BE SAFE AND NOT INFECT GRANDPARENTS AT HOME OR US OR PERHAPS AT BROTHER OR SISTER WITH JUVENILE DIABETES OR PERHAPS SOME OTHER DISEASE >> AS WE UNDERSTAND IT, THE ORDER DOES LEAVE ROOM FOR STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS TO OVERRIDE IT IT ALSO ALLOWS DISTRICTS TO OFFER SORT OF HYBRID OF IN- PERSON AND ONLINE OPTIONS, BUT THE STATE NEEDS TO APPROVE THAT DOES THAT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL? >> LISTEN, WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS PASS THE BUCK TO OUR SUPERINTENDENTS AND SCHOOL BOARDS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS OF LISTEN, THANK GOD WE HAVE SOME SUPERINTENTS SHOWING SOME LEVEL OF COURAGE, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE WORKING WITH LOCAL UNION OFFICIALS AND ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS BECAUSE WE HAD A DECLARATION FROM ONE OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT SAID LISTEN, IF SCHOOL STARTED TOMORROW, WE WOULD NOT OPEN SCHOOL

SO WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE SHOWING A HIGH LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP AND COURAGE, BUT THAT'S WHAT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS DO OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS DON'T LEAD WITH THREATS OR FALSE INNUENDOS WE'RE GOING TO GET THIS RIGHT WE HAVE TO BE LED BY SCIENCE, LED BY FACT AND LED BY EMPATHY, PASSION AND GRACE IN THIS SITUATION BECAUSE WE'RE ALL HURTING >> LAST WEEK WE INTERVIEWED ON THIS BROADCAST THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND IN GROUP RECOMMENDS ALL STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL FULL TIME WHAT'S YOUR RESPONSE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE THAT KEEPING KIDS OUT OF CLASS DOES MORE HARM THAN GOOD? >> WE WANT OUR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL

I'M GOING TO REITERATE THAT AGAIN FOR THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, OUR NATIONAL AFFILIATE, WE'VE WORKED AND PARTNERED WITH THE ASSOCIATION, AT LEAST 76% OF TEACHERS WE SURVEYED SAID THEY WANT TO BE IN SCHOOL WE WANT TO BE BACK, BUT WE WANT TO DO IT SAFELY THIS IS LIFE OR DEATH DOING THESE THINGS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL IN OUR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND COUNSELORS, WE'RE GOING TO NEED THOSE FOLKS INSIDE OUR SCHOOLS

IT'S GOING TO COST MONEY TO EDUCATE THESE KIDS IN OUR NEW NORMAL WE'RE READY TO GO BACK, BUT WE WANT TO GO BACK SAFELY AND WANT TO MAKE SURE WE AREN'T THE PETRI DISH FOR THE NATION IN FLORIDA >> SPEAKING OF GOING BACK, FREDERICK, WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS, OBVIOUSLY WOULD HAVE SEEN THE VIRAL VIDEOS OF CONFRONTATIONS OVER THEM, PEOPLE NOT WANTING TO WEAR THEM HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU THE TEACHERS WILL HAVE TO BE ENFORCING STUDENTS NOT WEARING MASKS? FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY I HAD A 7-YEAR-OLD AND 10-YEAR-OLD WEAR MASKS WE HAD TO GO OUT A MOMENT

THEY TOUCHED THEM, TOOK THEM OFF I COULDN'T KEEP THEM ON FOR SECONDS IT'S A REAL CHALLENGE, QUITE FRANKLY >> SURE THE PANDEMIC IS GOING TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE

WE NEED TO START REEDUCATING PEOPLE WE HAVE A PRESIDENT TRYING TO EDUCATE BY TWEET WE SHOULD BE EDUCATING PEOPLE ON THE PROPER USE OF MASKS AND HOW THEY'RE HELPING OUR PUBLIC AT LARGE AND HELPING IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND HELPING IN STORES AND RESTAURANTS IN STOPPING THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS IT'S NOT THE ONUS OF THE TEACHER TO DO ALL OF THE EDUCATION WE HAVE TO DO IT AT HOME, IN OUR COMMUNITY, IN THE STATEHOUSE AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE

UNFORTUNATELY WE'RE GETTING A VERY LOW LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP FROM OUR SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, BETSY DeVOS WHO HAS BEEN ON TELEVISION THE LAST 48 HOURS NOT TALKING ABOUT THOSE ISSUES THAT MATTER, THE CDC REGULATIONS AND HAND WASHING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INSURING WE CAN BRING OUR STUDENTS BACK AND HAVE MASKS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT LISTEN, IT'S GOING TO BE A REEDUCATION FOR ALL OF US, NOT ONLY FOR OUR 5- YEAR-OLDS, BUT FOR OUR 50-YEAR- OLDS EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE WEARING A MASK THIS MORNING THANK >>> OF COURSE, MANY CHANGES NECESSARY DO COST MONEY, AS WE KNOW

SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY DEALING WITH BUDGET CONCERNS LET'S BRING IN OUR SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE RUHLE GOOD MORNING HELP US UNDERSTAND WHEN SCHOOLS SHUT DOWN, HOW DOES THAT IMPACT DISTRICT REVENUES? >> DISTRICT REVENUES ARE NOT IMPACTED WHETHER OR NOT SCHOOLS ARE OPEN OR CLOSED THE BIGGER ISSUE, BUDGETS DON'T CHANGE

THE SCHOOL BUDGETS HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE YEAR WHAT HAS CHANGED IS HOW MUCH MONEY IT WILL COST TO SEND OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY AND AS IT STANDS, EDUCATION FUNDING IN THIS COUNTRY ONLY 8% OF IT COMES FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT MEANS 92% OF THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM LOCAL STATES AND CITIES JUST THINK ABOUT IT LAST YEAR SINCE THE PANDEMIC REVENUES HAVE GONE DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY

WE'RE NOT GETTING MUCH IN SALES TAX AND OTHER INCOMES CITIES ARE RELIANT UPON SO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS DR GUPTA JUST MENTIONED, ALL THE PROTOCOLS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, HAND SANITIZER, PLEXIGLASS, THIS COSTS A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THEY JUST DON'T HAVE IT NOW >> THAT BEGS THE QUESTION WHERE IS THAT MONEY GOING TO COME FROM? 8% COMES FROM THE FEDS STATES NEED TO RECONFIGURE THEIR SCHOOLS

HOW DO THEY PAY FOR IT? >> THIS IS THE $1165 BILLION QUESTION AND I GET THIS NUMBER FROM THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF TEACHERS WHO HAVE COME UP WITH THIS NUMBER, THIS ESTIMATE, AS WHAT THEY SAY IT COSTS TO RECONFIGURE OUR SCHOOLS SAFELY RIGHT NOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOTTED $135 BILLION FOR K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS THAT LEAVES US $100 BILLION SHORT AND A LOT OF STATES ARE ALREADY TURNING TO WASHINGTON

THEY'RE SAYING, "WE HEAR YOU, MR PRESIDENT WE WANT TO OPEN, TOO WE CANNOT DO IT WITHOUT THE MONEY" >> SO WE ALSO LOOK AROUND THE GLOBE TO SEE HOW THIS IS WORKING SUCCESSFULLY IN HONG KONG, ITALY, GERMANY, THEY'RE SUBSIDIZING LAPTOPS FOR KIDS

THEY'RE GETTING HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE FOR US TO GET THAT 100 BILLION? >> LISTEN IT'S ABOUT POLITICAL WILL, BUT RIGHT NOW AS EVERYDAY CITIZENS, AS PARENT, WE CAN CALL OUR CONGRESS PERSON AND ASK FOR THIS, BUT WE CAN'T CONTROL IT PARENTS HAVE TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO AT HOME IN THE SPRING WE WERE ALL KIND OF WINGING IT TREATING IT SAYING LET'S GET TO THE END OF THE YEAR AND MAKE IT THROUGH, BUT NOW WE'VE GOT A MONTH OR MORE BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS AGAIN AND WE HAVE TO AT LEAST START PLANNING SAYING WE MIGHT BE HOME

IF WE CAN, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR HOME SPACE SHOULD WE BE GETTING A DESK? IF POSSIBLE, CAN WE PUT A PARTITION UP? REMEMBER, SMALL DESKS SOLD OUT SO, SO QUICKLY WHEN WE ALL STARTED WORKING FROM HOME SUDDENLY WE HEAR MILLIONS OF KIDS ARE GOING TO SCHOOL FROM HOME YOU'LL SEE SCHOOL SUPPLIES SELL OUT QUICKLY AS PARENTS, TRY TO STOCK UP NOW

TRY TO HAVE YOUR KIDS AT LEAST SPEND SOME OF THEIR SCREEN TIME ON EDUCATIONAL APPS GET THEM IN THE ZONE IF YOU, CAN START SAVING 10 BUCKS, 20 BUCKS, 50 BUCKS A WEEK AND PUT SOME MONEY AWAY NOW YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SAVE UP TO GET YOURSELF AN iPAD OR LAPTOP AS YOU SAID, IN OTHER COUNTRIES WE DID SEE KIDS HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SEND THEM COMPUTERS AT HOME

WE'RE NOT SEEING THAT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IN A NATIONAL WAY IF WE DON'T GET IT FROM THE GOVERNMENT — IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE DID — WE GOT TO START AT LEAST HAVING A BACKUP PLAN AT HOME, IF POSSIBLE >> GOOD POINT THERE'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE SOME SORT OF SPLIT, BRICK AND MORTAR LEARNING AND TELLY LEARNING SO TO BE PREPARED FOR IT IS GREAT ADVICE

THANKS SO MUCH APPRECIATE IT >>> TONIGHT THE DEMAND FOR CHANGE STRETCHES BETWEEN LAW- ENFORCEMENT BLACK PEOPLE ARE CONVICTED AT HIGHER RATES NATIONWIDE THEY ARE ARRESTED MORE AND PUNISH MORE

PEOPLE THAT LOOK LIKE THEM SIT IN JUDGMENT OF THEM >> THE CHIEF DEFENDER SAYS IT ALL BEGINS WITH BIAS DURING JURY SELECTION >> AND AFRICAN A WOMAN SAYS SHE CAN COUNT THE NUMBER OF BLACK JURORS ON ONE HAND >> THE PROSECUTION AND DEFENSE CAN DISMISS POTENTIAL JURORS WITHOUT CAUSE WHILE EITHER SIZE HAS THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO STRIKES , PROSECUTORS DEFEND THEIR STRIKES USING GENERAL NEUTRAL EXCLUSIONS >> SHE WAS WEARING A PUFFY COAT SO SHE WAS EXCLUDED

>>REPORTER: THERE ARE PREEMPTORY STRIKES BLACK JURORS ARE STRICKEN IN 72% OF CASES AND LESS THAN 1% FOR WHITE JURORS BECAUSE THEY HAD DREADLOCKS THEY WERE SLOUCHING THEY WERE SHORT SKIRTS, VISITED FAMILY MEMBERS INCARCERATED OR HAD NEVER DAY EXPERIENCES WITH LAW-ENFORCEMENT

IF YOU SAY YOU CAN'T BE FAIR BECAUSE YOU JUST TRUST POLICE THEN YOU EXCLUDE 989% OF ALL BLACK PEOPLE FROM JURY SERVICE >> BLACK PEOPLE HAVE A DISS TRUST FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND RIGHTFULLY SO >> THE DEPUTY DAS CALLS THE STUDY FLAWS THIS CONSTITUTES LESS THAN 1% OF JURY TRIALS CONDUCTED

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IS PERVASIVE STRETCHING THE DEFINITION OF PERVASIVE >> I HAVE HAD JURY TRIALS WHERE ONE JUROR CAME IN AND HAD TATTOOS ACROSS THEREFORE HEAD THAT SAID F THE POLICE >> THAT IS NOT A JUROR YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT WILL LISTEN OBJECTIVELY TO THE TESTIMONY OF A POLICE OFFICER >> THERE WAS STATE LEGISLATION POSED BY PROSECUTORS TO MAKE MANY REASONS USED TO DEFEND JURY STRIKES INVALID >> THE STATUS QUO PERPETUATES DISCRIMINATION

IT IS PAST TIME TO TAKE STEPS TO END IT >> REBALANCING THE SCALES OF JUSTICE FOR ALL >>> TONIGHT GROWING OUTREACH IN INDIA AFTER AN ATTACK WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA >> LET HIM GO >> THIS WAS POSTED ONLINE

IT SHOWS HIM PINNED TO A TREE BY WHITE MEN AND WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS AN ATTEMPTED LYNCHING >> THIS IS THE MOST DISTURBING SITUATION IN MY LIFE >> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT LED UP TO THE INCIDENT OTHER PEOPLE IN THE VIDEO HAVE NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED HE SAID HE WAS WALKING IN THE STATE PARK AND MEN CONFRONTED HIM SAYING HE WAS TRESPASSING

>> THERE WAS A MOMENT WHEN I ASKED HIM NOT TO KILL ME BOOKER SAYS HE WAS VERBALLY ASSAULTED >> ONE OF THE MEN YELLED GET A NOOSE THAT COMMENT WAS NOT ON VIDEO >> HE HAS SHOCKED THE COMMUNITY

I HAVE KNOWN MR BOOKER FOR SEVERAL YEARS TO SEE WHAT COULD BE SEEN ON THAT VIDEO WAS NAUSEATING AND AGGRAVATING AND HEART WRENCHING >> PROTESTS ERUPTED >> THE GOVERNOR IS WEIGHING IN >> THE BRIEF VIDEO CLIP THAT I SAW WAS BEYOND DISTURBING

>> THERE WAS A REPORT OF A BATTERY NO ARRESTS WERE MADE AN INVESTIGATION IS ONGOING THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TELLS US ONCE THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE IT WILL REVIEW THE CASE AND DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES >> I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE WE BRING ABOUT CHANGE AND NO ONE ELSE HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS

>> A CALL FOR JUSTICE AS INVESTIGATORS WORK TO SHED LIGHT ON A TROUBLING SCENE >>> HELLO UNITED AIRLINES IS BRACING FOR THE WORSE THEIR WORDING EMPLOYEES OF 36,000 POSSIBLE IN VOLUNTARY FURLOUGHS STARTING OCTOBER 1 IT IS A MEASURE THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS DREADED AND THE ACTION THAT WAS ALWAYS A LAST RESORT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NEARLY HALF OF UNITED'S WORKERS COULD LOSE THEIR JOBS EVERY PART OF THE AIRLINE WOULD BE HIT HARD 15,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, 11,000 CUSTOMER SERVICE AND GATE AGENTS 5500 MECHANICS AND 2000 PILOTS ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND RESERVATION AGENTS THIS AFTER UNITED RECEIVED 5 BILLION IN BAILOUT MONEY EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR NO MAJOR JOB CUTS THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER

>> AND THUS WE SEE A HUGE RETURN IN TRAFFIC IN OCTOBER, WHICH IS UNLIKELY TO HAPPEN, WE WILL LOSE TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EVERY DAY THEY NEED TO BECOME DRAMATICALLY SMALLER THEY NEED TO CUT COSTS AND THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE MALL >>> >>REPORTER: THEY EXPECT MORE BAD NEWS AS CASES OF COVID-19 SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> INCOME LEVEL OR ZIP CODE DESERVES AN EQUAL LEVEL OF ACTIVITY

THE EVIDENCE IS CLEAR, AN ANALYSIS OF 41 URBAN AREAS FOUND THAT BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS MADE THE LARGEST GAINS IN EDUCATIONAL ACCESS BECAUSE OF SCHOOL CHOICE THAT IS WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN CLEAR IN THE STATE OF THE UNION FOR TOO LONG COUNTLESS AMERICANS HAVE BEEN TRAPPED IN FAILING GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS THE PROGRAMS ARE POPULAR AND TENS OF THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS ARE ON WAITING LIST NOW I CALL ON CONGRESS TO GIVE 1 MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN THE SAME OPPORTUNITY PASS THE EDUCATION OF FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIP BACK BECAUSE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO SEND THEIR CHILD TO A FAILING SCHOOL

NOW CHILDREN WON'T HAVE ACCESS TO SCHOOLS AT ALL AND THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP HE CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN OUR SCHOOLS BY BOLDLY AND FIRMLY UNDERSCORING THE NECESSITY OF SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THIS FALL THE DATA IS CLEAR, SUSTAINED SCHOOL CLOSURES HURT STUDENTS WHO HAVE FEWER RESOURCES THAN MOST THERE WERE MODELS CREATED I HAVE SOME GRAPHS FOR YOU

THIS IS THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES AND THEY FOUND THAT HOW MUCH LEARNING STUDENTS LOSE VERY SIGNIFICANTLY BY ACCESS TO OTHER LEARNING, THE QUALITY OF THE INSTRUCTION, HOME SUPPORT AND DEGREE OF ENGAGEMENT AS YOU CAN SEE IN THIS CHART, STUDENTS WITH AVERAGE QUALITY REMOTE LEARNING PROGRESS, AT A SMALLER PACE AT AND STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT GETTING INSTRUCTION AT HOME WITH SIGNIFICANT GROUND WITH SOME STUDENTS DROPPING OUT ALL TOGETHER IN THESE SCENARIOS IF STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL THE DISPARITIES ARE FAR LESS THEN IF THEY RETURN IN JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR OR THE FALL OF NEXT YEAR OR EVEN LATER SCHOOL CLOSURES AFFECT MORE THAN JUST LEARNING

AS NAACP HAS POINTED OUT FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR THIS CREATES PROBLEMS MORE URGENT THAN THE INTERRUPTION OF THEIR EDUCATION THEY ALSO SERVE AS A COMMUNITY FOR FOOD AND HOUSING REST ASSURED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS MORE THAN ANYONE THE IMPORTANCE OF OPENING THE SCHOOLS WHICH IS WHY HE HAS BEEN THE MOST VERBAL ADVOCATE FOR REOPENING AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, HE WILL BE THE BIGGEST FIGHTER FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN OUR SCHOOLS AND CONTINUED ACCESS TO THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR ALL I WILL TAKE QUESTIONS

>> THANK YOU >> I'M CURIOUS, AFTER THIS HOW IS PRESIDENT TRUMP FEELING ABOUT THE JUSTICES HE APPOINTED TO THE SUPREME COURT WHO RULED AGAINST HIM >> THE JUSTICE ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION THIS IS AN INDEPENDENT BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AS FOR THEIR DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDERSCORED THIS IN THE OVAL OFFICE THAT IT WAS CAVANAUGH WHO POINTED OUT IN THE NEW YORK STATE COURT CASE THERE WAS UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT THIS SHOULD BE REMANDED TO THE DISTRICT COURT WHERE THE PRESIDENT MAY RAISE ARGUMENTS

THERE WAS A NOTE IN THE ROBERTS OPINION THAT THE NEW YORK STATE CASE, THE GRAND JURY SAID THEY WERE PROHIBITED FROM ARBOR TERRY FISHING EXPEDITIONS SO IT WAS PRETTY CLEAR THAT THIS WAS A WIN FOR THE PRESIDENT >> WHEN YOU SPEAK TO THE PRESIDENT, DID YOU SPEAK SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE JUSTICES? >> NO >> YESTERDAY THE VICE PRESIDENT CAME OUT AND SAID THAT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION WOULD PUT OUT NEW GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS AS THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION HAD SAID, THEY WOULD NOT BE CHANGING THE GUIDELINES JUST ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT? >> YES

THERE WAS ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE DR KURT REDFIELD SAID THESE ARE NOT PRESCRIPTIONS, THEY ARE GUIDELINES IT IS UP TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

47 STATES ALSO HAVE ALREADY MADE THEIR OWN GUIDELINES MANY THINGS ARE NOT FEASIBLE WE WENT SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR THE HEALTH OF THE CHILD >> K

HAVE YOU ASKED THE PRESIDENT IF HE WOULD STAGGER REOPENING OF SCHOOLS? >> YES BECAUSE OF THE SUPREME COURT RULING WE DIDN'T GET TO THAT IT IS ON MY LIST OF THINGS TO FOLLOW UP ABOUT >> OKAY >> TWO DIFFERENT THINGS AT THE VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT TRIED AND ONE WAS CHANGING GUIDELINES AND [ INAUDIBLE ] ADDING SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE

GOOD THOSE ACTUALLY HAPPEN AND [ INAUDIBLE ] >> HE DOES NOT PLAN TO USE THE GUIDANCE OUT THERE IT WILL BE SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE IT IS NOT PRESCRIPTIVE AND NOT GUIDANCE IT IS TO CHARACTERIZE THE INITIAL GUIDANCE

IT SHOULD NOT BE FOR SCHOOLS NOT TO REOPEN WE ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN BECAUSE THE HEALTH OF THE CHILD DEPENDS ON IT IT IS IMPERATIVE TO RECTIFY THESE DISPARITIES >> AND [ INAUDIBLE ] I HAVE NO ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THAT THAT IS NOT IN THE WORKS BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL NOT HAPPEN

>> THANK YOU THE PRESIDENTS TAXES ARE UNDER AUDIT I DON'T HAVE YEARS FOR YOU >> THIS CASE ONE ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT HE WAS RULED AGAINST

WHAT SHOULD THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THINK AND IS THE PRESIDENT HAVING SOMETHING TO HIDE? >> THE JUSTICES DID NOT RULE AGAINST HIM IT WAS A UNANIMOUS OPINION SAYING THIS NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE DISTRICT COURT AND THEY RECOGNIZE THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS AN AMPLE ARSENAL OF ARGUMENTS HE CAN MAKE IN FACT HE HAD A ROADMAP THE VAST MAJORITY SAID HE HAS A RIGHT TO CHALLENGE THE SUBPOENA ON ANY GROUNDS THEY WENT ON TO SAY THAT HE CAN HAVE SPECIFIC CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGES AND A VIOLATION OF THE SUPREMACY LAW THEY LAID OUT A ROADMAP

THEY DID NOT RULE AGAINST HIM >> OKAY SO THE PRESIDENT CAN RELEASE HIS TAXES WHENEVER HE LIKES WHY SHOULDN'T AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT HE IS NOT TRYING TO SET HIDE SOMETHING >> FOR FOUR YEARS THE PRESIDENT HAS SAYING THE SAME THING

THEY ARE UNDER AUDIT HE WILL RELEASE THEM WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER UNDER AUDIT IT IS EXCRUCIATING FOR THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE CALLED OUT FOR THEIR GAMES JUSTICE ROBERTS SAID THE HOUSE IS APPROACHING THAT WITH AGGRAVATION LEAVING NO LIMIT ON CONGRESSIONAL POWER TO SUBPOENA PERSONAL RECORDS LEAVE IT TO DEMOCRATS TO GET A WITCH HUNT AGAINST THIS PRESIDENT

>> >>> HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 50% SINCE MID JUNE HOW CAN THE PRESIDENT SAY THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THAT THE COUNTRY IS IN GOOD SHAPE >> A LOT OF HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE NOT PERTAINING TO COVERT WHAT I WOULD ALSO NOTE — >> IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF GAUVIN? >> AND A LOT OF IT IS ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND OTHER SURGERIES THAT HAVE OPENED UP I AM GLAD YOU ASKED ABOUT KOBE BECAUSE I WENT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO HIGHLIGHT SOME THINGS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DONE

>> WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS GOING ON? >> I WOULD NOTE THE MORTALITY RATE THERE IS A 10 FOLD DECREASE WE'RE SEEING FATALITY RATES COME DOWN THAT IS A VERY GOOD THING WE GRIEVE WHEN ONE LIFE IS LOST BUT IT IS PROGRESS AS WE ENTER THE NEXT PHASE OF THIS

>> THANK YOU ON TO CHINA DO YOU SEE WHAT THAT DOES TO US RELATIONSHIPS WITH CHINA? >> WITH REGARD TO — I LOOK AT THESE THE SAME WAY THE ADMINISTRATION DOES

THESE ARE VERY SERIOUS SANCTIONS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE BY THIS ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE STRONG ACTION AGAINST THE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE HAVE SANCTIONED OFFICIALS THE PARTY SECRETARY, HIS FOR ME FORMER DEPUTY AND FORMER PARTY SECRETARY AND TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF ACTIONS IT IS NOT JUST THE SECTIONS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE

THERE WERE EXPORT PATROLS, WE HAVE TAKEN A VERY STRONG STANCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ATROCITIES WE HAVE SEEN JUST OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC KNOW SOME HAVE BEEN FORCED ABORTIONS AND STERILIZATION AND DESPICABLE THINGS >> OKAY THIS ISSUE IS [ INAUDIBLE ] >> HUMAN RIGHTS IS VERY IMPORTANT

WE TOOK ACTION AND CRAFTED A PHASE 1 DEAL WE HOPE THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WILL HONOR THAT >> OKAY YOU MENTIONED A WIND FROM THE COURT IT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE THE PRESIDENT VIEWED IT THAT WAY

IS HE THINKING THAT IT HAS CHANGED SINCE HE HAS HAD A TIME TO TRY JUST THAT >> YES THE POSTURE THE PRESIDENT TOOK IN COURT WAS ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY HE BELIEVES THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE JUSTICE THERE CONSTITUTIONALLY SPANKING THE PRESIDENT NEVER SLEEPS

HE MUST BE MOMENTS NOTICE READY HE MUST DESERVE PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND THE UNITED STATES OF THE PEOPLE ALL NINE JUSTICES SAID THIS NEEDS TO BE REMANDED BACK TO THE LOWER COURT THAT IS THE ATTORNEY THAT HAD NOT ESTABLISHED THE ABILITY TO SECURE ACCESS TO THOSE RECORDS >> [ INAUDIBLE ] I AM WONDERING [ INAUDIBLE ] I THINK WHAT HAS BEEN UNDERSCORED AFTER ALL OF THESE RULINGS IS THAT WE NEED MORE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES ON THE COURT

THAT IS SOMETHING HE IS VERY STRONG ABOUT HE WILL HAVE A LIST OF MORE JUSTICE AS HE WANTS ON THE COURT >> [ INAUDIBLE ] THERE WAS A ROADMAP SET FORWARD ON HOW TO PROCEED IN THE LOWER COURT AND SEVERAL ARGUMENTS PROPOSE THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD MAKE IN LOWER COURTS >>> I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS THE SUPREME COURT IS REJECTING A DECISION THAT HE IS IMMUNE TO INVESTIGATION WHILE HE IS IN OFFICE DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? >> THE PRESIDENT MAINTAINS HIS INITIAL POSITION AND AGREES WITH THE COMMENTS AND DISSENT

HE SAID THE DEMAND ON THE PRESIDENT'S TIME IS EXTRAORDINARY AND THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT CANNOT BE DELEGATED TO SUBORDINATES HE WENT ON TO DESCRIBE THAT DECISION HE AGREES >> YES HE DOES AGREE WITH THE DISSENT

HE TAKES ISSUE WITH THE POINTS THAT THE MAJORITY MADE ON ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY BUT I WOULD UNDERSCORE THE VICTORY HERE THE ATTORNEY WAS NOT GIVEN WHAT HE WANTED >> HE STILL THINKS HE IS IMMUNE TO INVESTIGATION? >> HE STANDS BESIDE HIS POSTURE HE ACCEPTS THE SUPREME COURT BUT IT DOES NOT CHANGE HIS VIEWPOINT >> YOU ARE SAYING YOU DON'T WANT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION GUIDELINES TO BE ONE SIZE FITS ALL

HOW AND WHY IS IT THAT THEY ALL NEED TO REOPEN FULLY AT THE SAME TIME? >> THERE IS A LOT AT STAKE 67,000 PEDIATRICIANS REPRESENTED BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAID IT WAS IMPERATIVE THE SCHOOLS REOPEN THE COSTS ARE HIGH YOUR NETWORK, CNN IS REPORTING ABOUT CHILD ABUSE I MENTIONED THIS YESTERDAY

>> WHEN KIDS ARE NOT IN SCHOOL, A LOT OF TIMES WE DON'T CATCH ABUSE THEY CAN SAFELY REOPEN EVEN THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AGREES >> HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THEM HOW TO REOPEN BUT YOU ARE GOING TO TELL THEM WHEN >> THERE 47 GUIDELINES ISSUED BY THE SKIT STATE AND LOCAL GUIDELINES

IT CAN BE STUNNED SAFELY AND WELL A LOT OF WHAT THE PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION HAS PUT OUT IS GUIDELINES AND WE BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT AND THE CHILD WILL ALWAYS COME FIRST IN THIS ADMINISTRATION >> A FOLLOW-UP TO THE FIRST LINE OF QUESTIONING IF THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES HE HAS ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY, IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH HE IS ABOVE THE LAW AT LEAST WHILE HE IS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

>> IT IS ALMOST AS IF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND A LEGAL TERM I CAN GO IN DESCRIBE THAT AND MAYBE DESCRIBE THAT BEST BUY INCLUDING ALEXANDER HAMILTON REFERENCED IN CONGRESS AND HE CREATED THE POSTURE AND THE OUTLOOK TO LAY THE FOUNDATION FOR THIS ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY IT IS A LEADING CHARACTER AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GOOD GOVERNMENT IT IS ESSENTIAL TO THE PROTECTION OF PROPERTY AGAINST THOSE WITH HIGH- HANDED COMBINATIONS WAS SOMETIME ORDINARILY INTERRUPT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE THE POINT HE WAS MAKING IS THAT THE EXECUTIVE IS FULL OF CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY AND HE MUST BE ABLE TO OPERATE UNENCUMBERED

THAT IS WHERE THIS COMES FROM AND THAT IS WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION WAS DEFENDING IN COURT >> COULD YOU EXPAND ON THE EDUCATION SECRETARY AND HIS TIME TODAY ABOUT CUTTING MONEY TO SCHOOLS AND SHIFT MONEY TO FAMILIES? CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THAT MEANS? AND THEN THE RETIREMENT >> TO YOUR FIRST QUESTION, I DID NOT SEE THEM THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE IT LEADS ME TO BELIEVE IT WAS IN REFERENCE TO THE PRESIDENTS TWEET ABOUT CHANGING EDUCATION FUNDING AS I NOTED YESTERDAY, THE ADMINISTRATION THINKS THE FUNDING SHOULD BE GOING TO A CHILD NOT THE SCHOOL

WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE IN REALITY IS FORTHCOMING WE ARE HOPEFUL FOR MORE EDUCATION FUNDING I WILL NOT COMMENT ON A FORMER JUNIOR EMPLOYEE I WOULD REFER YOU TO THE ARMY >> ANY THING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE? >>

ON THE CORONAVIRUS, NORTH CAROLINA HAS SEEN A RECORD HIGH NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS MORE THAN 1000 PER DAY IT IS THE WHITE HOUSE'S POSITION THAT SCHOOLS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND HARD-HIT AREAS SHOULD ABSOLUTELY REOPEN ? >> IN OUR OPINION YES I WOULD REFER YOU TO DR REDFIELD WHO SAID IT HAS A LIMITED EFFECT ON KIDS

HE WENT ON TO SAY IS LIKE THE FLU KIDS ARE NOT DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CHILDREN UNDER 18 HAVE ZERO RISK OF DEATH AND SERIOUS ILLNESS YELL ALSO SAID THE BOTTOM LINE OF COVID-19 ON CHILDREN IS MINIMAL OR VERY LOW WHAT IS AT RISK IS PEOPLE NOT REPORTING CHILD ABUSE

IT IS SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES THAT ARE AT PLAY AND EDUCATIONAL DISPARITY WHEN KIDS STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL >> WE HEARD THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH DATA ON HOW THIS AFFECTED CHILDREN TO THE POINT, NORTH CAROLINA WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN HARD-HIT, YOU THINK THEY SHOULD REOPEN NEXT MONTH? >> WE BELIEVE THEY ABSOLUTELY SHOULD REOPEN THE SCHOOLS IN THIS COUNTRY AND KIDS ARE AT LOW RISK I ALSO WOULD VENTURE TO SEE THEY'RE 67,000 PEDIATRICIANS CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE CHILDREN THEY TREAT THANK YOU

>> A DISCUSSION CAME OUT OF DETROIT LAST WEEK AND IT SHOWED THAT HALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE [ INAUDIBLE ] MEDICAL [ INAUDIBLE ] WHAT IS THE OFFICIAL POSITION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ON THIS THERAPY >> GLAD YOU ASKED THIS THE PRESIDENT THINKS HE SEES HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AS A GREAT PROPHYLACTIC IT NEEDS TO BE PRESCRIBED THE PRESIDENT HAS TAKEN IT

THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF WRONG STUDIES OUT THERE THAT WERE HEAVILY TAT MELTED ONE STUDY WAS PUBLISHED AND MANY IN THAT MEDIA POUNCED ON THIS AND IT QUESTIONED HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND WE HAD PEOPLE SAYING THE PRESIDENT SHOULD RESIGN OVER THIS AND CNN HERALDED A STUDY THAT IS NOW DEBUNKED WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IS THERE IS A HENRY FORD HEALTH SYSTEM STUDY THAT SHOWED IT IS VERY PROMISING AND A STUDY FOUND THE ANTIMALARIAL DRUG COULD HELP COVID- 19 PATIENTS SURVIVE IN HOSPITALS THE CEO THERE SAID IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT IN THE RIGHT SETTINGS THIS COULD BE A LIFESAVER FOR PATIENTS

OUR POSITION IS WHERE WE ALWAYS WERE AND WHERE THE PRESIDENT WAS BEFORE THE STUDY CAME OUT IT IS PROMISING AND SHOULD ONLY BE TAKEN IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR >> >> THAT WAS A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE THING THAT THEY WILL PROSECUTE THESE CASES AS DOMESTIC TERROR CASES THE DOJ HAS ARRESTED MANY INDIVIDUALS INCLUDING SEVEN OUT IN PORTLAND, OREGON FOR MANY THINGS WE ARE WORKING HARD TO FIND OUT THAT ANTIGUA WILL NOT DOMINATE THE STREETS

>> ONE QUESTION THE NEW YORK DA, BASED ON ATTACKING REPUBLICANS HE WANTS TO REDUCE [ INAUDIBLE ] THE NYPD HAD EVIDENCE OF ONE SCENE AND THEY REFUSE TO PROSECUTE ALL THIS WHILE ATTACKING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FAMILY

GIVEN THIS HISTORY WHAT ARE THE VIEWS FROM A PERSONAL AND POLITICAL STANDPOINT IS HE POLITICALLY ABUSING THE COURT SYSTEM? >> YOU RAISED A VERY GOOD POINT ABOUT THE PARTISAN ATTORNEY IN MANHATTAN THIS STOOD OUT TO ME JUSTICE ALITO SAID SUBPOENAS TO HARASS, WE NEED NOT EXHIBIT A NATIVITY THE PRESIDENT IS AN EASILY IDENTIFIABLE TARGET

THERE 2300 PROSECUTORS AND DISTRICT ATTORNEYS MANY ARE ELECTED AND MANY HAVE A VISION FOR HIRE ELECTED OURS OFFICE THEN AS JUSTICE THOMAS POINTED OUT HE NOTED THAT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK SERVED A SUBPOENA ON THE PRESIDENT PERSONAL ACCOUNTING FORM IDENTICAL TO ONE ISSUED BY A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE REQUESTING FINANCIAL RECORDS THE PARTISAN ATTORNEY AND THE DEMOCRAT FROM NEW YORK IS AIDING AND ABETTING DEMOCRATS NANCY PELOSI HAS HAD BOGUS CHARGES IN IMPEACHMENT AND ARE NOW PURSUING THIS AND THE SUPREME COURT SUPPORTED THE PRESIDENT

>> >> THIS WAS AN INDIVIDUAL ELECTED AT THE STATE LEVEL I GUESS THE REPORT WOULD BE THE BALLOT BOX SO THE PRESIDENT, OBAMA AND BIDEN WAS VICE PRESIDENT THEY WERE LYING AND CAUGHT AT IT TALKING ABOUT THE LOGAN ACT AND LATER THE LOGAN ACT WAS WEAPON EYES THEN USED AGAINST LIEUTENANT GENERAL MICHAEL FLYNN

IT WAS A GREAT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE YOU HAVE OBAMA AND BIDEN THEY GET AWAY WITH IT BUT YET THEY INVESTIGATE PRESIDENT TRUMP >> IT IS QUITE NONSENSICAL >> THE PRESIDENT SAID HE THINKS THE COURT TREATED HIM DIFFERENTLY DOES HE THINK THIS IS A POLITICAL DECISION? >> I THINK YOU WERE REFERRING TO THE TREAT ABOUT BROAD DIFFERENCE IN WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO NOTE THERE WAS THAT THERE SHOULD'VE BEEN FURTHER DEFERENCE TO THE NOTION BY IN HAMILTON AND OTHERS ABOUT ALLOWING THE EXECUTIVE AND PRESIDENCY THE IMPORTANT JOB OF PROTECTING THIS COUNTRY AND ALL THE SENTENCES OF THE UNITED STATES

>> WHAT IT DOES, I ALWAYS POINT YOU TO JUSTICE ALITO THE COURT HELD A PRESIDENT COULD BE SUED BUT THE COURT RESERVED JUDGMENT ON WHETHER THIS COULD CONVENE IN THE STATE COURT THAT IS TO SAY THAT EVEN BACK IN THE CLINTON CASE WHERE FEDERAL COURT PROSECUTIONS WERE GREENLIGHTED, THEY GAVE GRAVE RESERVATIONS FOR A STATE PROCEEDING OF THIS NATURE HE WAS NOTICING THE DISTINGUISHING FEATURES THERE >> SO MY QUESTION FROM EARLIER, THE PRESIDENT WOULD LIKE MORE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES

WOULD HE CONSIDER APPOINTING MORE JUSTICES? >> HE IS NEVER MENTIONED ADDING JUDGES US BUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS TWO GET A WOUND RULINGS THEY DON'T LIKE >> WHAT ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT A BIT OF A SLOWING DOWN OF THE RECOVERY ARE YOU CONCURRING THAT THESE NUMBERS ARE HIGH AND THAT IS POURING INTO UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS? >> THE NUMBER FELL 100,000 THIS WAS A WEEKLY DECLINE, THE 14th WE HAVE SEEN

INITIAL CLAIMS ARE DOWN 56 MILLION AND CONTINUING CLAIMS, ANOTHER METRIC THAT CAME OUT TODAY WHICH REFLECT ACTUAL BENEFIT PAYMENTS THEY ARE DOWN NEARLY 7 MILLION IN COMBINED AS LARRY CUTLER SHARED WITH ME IN MAY AND JUNE THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS SAID $8 MILLION EXCUSE ME JOBS WERE GAINED THE REBOUND CONTINUES >> ARE THERE CONCERNS — THE MARKET SEEMED TO NOTICE THE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS MORE THAN IT HAS IN RECENT WEEKS

>> WE HAVE ENCOURAGING SIGNS WE LIKE WHAT WE SEE ON THE HORIZON OF COURSE THERE IS MORE WORK TO BE DONE BUT WE HAVE THE GREAT JOB OF THE PRESIDENT TO DO THAT WORK >> OKAY [ INAUDIBLE ] HAS SAID THAT THERE WAS A BIG SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE AREA

>> WE HAVE NOT SEEN DATA TO REFLECT THAT AND WE DO NOT REGRET HOLDING A RALLY >> CAN YOU TELL US IF PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS GOT THE ISSUE OF THE FUNDING OF THE WALL OR IS THAT A DEAD ISSUE? >> I AM GRATEFUL YOU BRING UP THE WALL WHICH IS BEING BUILT AT AN ACCELERATED PACE 500 MILES BY THE END OF YEAR AND WE APPRECIATE THE HELP OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT WITH THE TROOPS THEY HAVE PROVIDED >> I AM NOT AWARE OF OTHER DISCUSSIONS THAT WERE HAD MEXICO IS A BIG PART OF MAKING THIS HAPPEN AND BRINGING TONS OF MONEY AND REVENUE INTO THE UNITED STATES AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT

>> TWO QUESTIONS FIRST OF ALL THERE WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THEY COULD HAVE TO furlow WORKERS DOES THE GOVERNMENT WANT TO GIVE THE AIRLINES MORE furlow AND WILL HE [ INAUDIBLE ] STUDENTS SHOULD BE VACCINATED? >> I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO HIM ABOUT THAT BUT I CAN GO BACK >> I THINK I GOT EVERYONE ONE LAST NOTE I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH BECAUSE I THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT POINT

THERE WAS A RASMUSSEN POLL THAT CAME OUT THAT SHOWED 64% OF AMERICANS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWING CRITICISM OF AMERICANS PLEASE OF ALL OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC POLES BLACK AMERICANS FEAR MOST WITH PUBLIC SAFETY THIS IS WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS TAKEN ACTION CALLING STRONGLY FOR LAW AND ORDER AND PEACE IN OUR STREETS AND HE SET THE TONE AT THE TOP FOR MAYORS AND GOVERNORS THERE WILL ALSO FEDERAL ARRESTS AND AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AS ENHANCED OUR POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN HONOR OF A FOUR- YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS TRAGICALLY KILLED AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND I WANT TO MAKE A PLEA FOR PEACE IN OUR STREETS BECAUSE FAR TOO MANY CHILDREN HAVE BEEN LOST

IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THEIR NAMES AND SEE THEIR FACES AND MAY WE ALL HOLD THEM IN OUR PRAYER AND KEEP THEM CLOSE TO OUR HEART THIS WAS McKAY AND JAMES WHO WAS 10, BERNARDO JONES WHO WAS 14 SARAH GASTON WHO WAS A ONE-YEAR- OLD AND ANA MARIA JONES WHO WAS 13 AND SEQUOIA TURNER WHO WAS EIGHT

LET'S MAKE SURE WE HAVE PEACE IN OUR STREETS THIS WEEKEND AND HOLD THESE FAMILIES IN OUR PRAYERS THANK YOU >> >>> NBC NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAY STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> IN LESS ONE THAN ONE MONTH THE US HAS SEEN 1 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 >> WE ARE FULL

IF YOU COME TO THE ER IT'S NOT LIKE YOU GET WITH UP TO ONE OF SEVERAL BEDS >> STEPHEN SKINNER NEARLY DIED IN A TEXAS HOSPITAL >> AT ONE POINT THEY THOUGHT THEY LOST ME THEY USE THE PADDLES TO GET MY HEART STARTED AGAIN >> I WAS TOLD I WOULD GET THE VIRUS BACK IN 7 TO 14 DAYS

>> NEW ORLEANS RAN OUT OF TEST GETS IN JUST MINUTES >> AT THIS TIME I CAN'T GET TESTED >> US IS AVERAGING 700,000 TEST PER DAY

>> THEY CRUSHED THEIR GOAL IN JUNE >> MANY SAY IT IS NOT NEARLY ENOUGH >> WE SHOULD BE DOING MILLIONS OF TEST PER DAY, THREE TO 4 MILLION A TEST PER DAY TO GET OUR HANDS AROUND THIS >> IS NOT JUST GETTING A TEST, GETTING RESULTS QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SAYS THE AVERAGE TURNAROUND IS FOUR TO SIX DAYS

THAT IS TWICE AS LONG AS LAST MONTH THERE ARE MANY BACKLOGS >> I SLEPT FOR TWO WEEKS ON THAT COUCH >> HIS TEST RESULT TOOK 27 DAYS MOSTLY I WAS JUST ANGRY

I WAITED 27 DAYS >> THAT IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND HARMFUL FOR TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE AND CONTROLLING THE OUTBREAK >> QUICK RESULTS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR CONTACT TRACING >> IF THE TEST COMES BACK IN FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS YOU MIGHT AS WELL NOT DO CONTACT TRACING IT IS ALREADY TOO LATE

>> THERE ARE BILLIONS INVESTING THE JOB IS HARD EVEN WITH QUICK RESULTS THERE WERE 12,000 POSITIVE CASES CONTRACT TRACERS GOT IN TOUCH WITH 10,000 BUT ONLY 6700 COMPLETED AN INTERVIEW WITH THE TRACER AND HAVE PROVIDED INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE THEY COULD HAVE INFECTED GROWING OBSTACLES IN A RACE TO SLOW THE SPREAD

BACK TO YOU >>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH IS GREAT FOUNDING COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED >> >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? >> THIS IS PEACOCK

>> IT IS STREAMING, PREMIERING, IT IS TV, MOVIES, ORIGINALS AND ORIGINAL CHARACTERS STOCKS, SPORTS WAIT, THERE'S MORE >> MORE? >> YES MORE >> IT IS TRENDING , MINDBENDING LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING

DID YOU SEE THIS, IF YOU REMEMBER THAT? >> YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> FOR YOU, FOR ALL IT IS FREE >> FREE >> THAT IS SUE, THAT IS WHAT THAT IS Y

>> MIGHT DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> WE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMINDED >> I AM TRYING TO RAISE CONCERN AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS AND I CAME HOME AND SAID WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WAY GIRLS YOU HAVE TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DRIVEN BUT NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT IS MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> THERE ARE ALL THESE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NO ANSWERS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THEIR STUDENT VISA STATA IT IS SOMETHING I CANNOT DO

YOU CAN LOSE YOUR STATUS AND YOU HAVE TO REAPPLY IF YOU ARE AWAY FOR MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS THEY SAID THAT WON'T HAPPEN BUT WHO KNOWS EVERYONE IS — PEOPLE ARE SCARED AND DESPERATE THERE HELPLESS THERE IS NOTHING FOR US BUT TO WAIT AROUND

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COME HERE HOPING TO GET OPPORTUNITIES WE KNOW WE CAN'T GET IT HOME >> WE ARE VERY AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON WE ARE VERY AWARE OF ALL THE LEGAL SITUATIONS I'VE NEVER MET AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TO BREAK THE RULES WE TAKE THESE OPPORTUNITIES SERIOUSLY

THE LEARNING AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE YOU JUST DON'T GET THAT ANYPLACE ELSE >> WE WENT TO DO OUR BEST I PERSONALLY JUST REALLY WANT TO LEARN I AM NOT DOING ANYTHING ELSE I WANT TO FINISH MY DEGREE AND THEN I WILL FIGURE OUT MY LIFE

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME >> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME IS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> BREAKING NEWS

WE SAW A CONVOY COME THROUGH HERE >> LIVE WEEKDAY STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING TV, MOVIES, ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS

>> WAIT, THERE'S MORE >> YES MORE >> IT IS TUFF STUFF LOVE STUFF IT IS TRENDY, MINDBENDING, LATE NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING

DID YOU SEE THIS? >> DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? >> YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> IT IS FOR YOU AND FOR ALL IT IS FREE >> FREE? >> THAT IS PEACOCK >> THAT'S A BIG DEAL >> THAT IS WHAT, THAT IS Y

>> MIGHT DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED THAT WE DO NOT >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WAY GIRLS

YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE IN SOUTH THE CODA ORDERING A LOCKDOWN TO CURB THE CORONAVIRUS TO PREVENT ANYONE FROM ENTERING OR EXITING THE RESERVATION EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL THINGS WE ARE IN SOUTH DAKOTA THIS IS THE LATEST STOP ON HIS TRIP ACROSS AMERICA

SO THEY ARE HALFWAY THROUGH A 72 HOUR LOCKDOWN THIS IS SERIES HOW ARE THINGS GOING THERE? >> I DON'T THINK PEOPLE SAW THIS LOCKDOWN COMING PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED THE CONCERN IS OVER CASES THAT HAVE SPIKED

THEY HAD 48 LAST WEEK AND THEY HAVE 100 TODAY THIS IS THE CHECKPOINT CAUSING CONTROVERSY BECAUSE IT IS LEADING INTO THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION IN ORDER TO GET THROUGH THE CHECKPOINT YOU HAVE TO SAY YOU ARE GOING TO CARRY ON PAST THE RESERVATION OTHERWISE THEY WILL TURN YOU AROUND THEY ARE TRYING TO KEEP EVERYBODY INSIDE IN THEIR HOUSES AND GET A BETTER COUNT ON WHAT THE VIRUS IS DOING ON THE RESERVATION THIS PLACE IS MORE VULNERABLE TO THE VIRUS

THERE IS REALLY NO LONG-TERM- CARE SCENARIO HERE WERE DOCTORS CAN HAVE VENTILATORS IT IS NOT AN OPTION THEY ARE STEMMING IT BEFORE THEY CAN REALLY HAVE IT EXPLODE ON THE RESERVATION >> WHAT DOES THE GOVERNOR SAY ABOUT THIS LOCKDOWN? >> THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE CHECKPOINT IS ILLEGAL OBVIOUSLY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE ISSUE WITH THIS BECAUSE THIS IS NATIVE LAND

THIS IS HAPPENING OVER THE LAST FEW CENTURIES THE TRIBE NORTH OF HERE IS STARTING TO SUE THE GOVERNOR OVERPRESSURE SHE IS PUTTING ON THEM TO TRY TO GET RID OF THE CHECKPOINTS THERE'S A LOT OF LEGAL WRANGLING HAPPENING RIGHT NOW >> I KNOW YOU SPOKE TO PEOPLE ON THE RESERVATION WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU ABOUT THE SITUATION THEY ARE IN

WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS THEY HAVE WHAT OTHER YOU HEARING? >> IT HAS BEEN PRETTY ROBUST 3000 PEOPLE WORK THAT IS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE THEY HAVE FRONT- LINE WORKERS GETTING FOOD AND BASIC SUPPLIES IS PROVING DIFFICULT

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE HERE I'M SORRY SOMEBODY WAS IN MY WAY >> OBVIOUSLY THE ELDERLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE SPECIAL TO THE PARK TRIBE IT IS A WAY THE TRIBES CARRY THEIR HISTORY FORWARD

SO BASED ON THAT SPECIAL MEANING ELDERLY ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS IT IS GETTING THOSE BASIC GOODS INCLUDING A FOOD THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO GET A LOT OF THINGS ON THE RESERVATION SO THAT IS SOMETHING THEY'RE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO DONATE >> OKAY THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> I THINK OLDER PEOPLE ARE PROBABLY MORE CONCERNED I AM SEEING THIS AND ME AND MY FRIENDS SAVE ME GET IT YOU GET IT >> IF I DID GET IT I THOUGHT I WOULD BE ASYMPTOMATIC AND NOT KNOW THAT I HAD IT >> THEY THINK I HAVE IT TOO SO I AM WAITING WE ARE PASSING AROUND EQUIPMENT TO EACH OTHER

THAT IS NOT PREFERRED WHEN SOMEONE MIGHT HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS >> HALF THE CASES ARE AMERICANS UNDER THE AGE OF 35 THAT IS VERY ENCOURAGING NEWS AT SOME LEVEL >> I WORRY ABOUT IT [ INAUDIBLE ] I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO STAY IN MY ROOM

>> I JUST GOT BACK FROM SEEING MY FAMILY SO THERE IS SOME CONCERN WHEN DID MY ROOMMATE HAVE IT, WHEN WAS I EXPOSED TO IT DID I TAKE IT HOME? THAT WAS ON THE TOP OF MY MIND >> PEOPLE HAVE JUST NOW GOTTEN IT EVERYONE MIGHT GET IT >> WHEN WE OPENED UP EARLIER THAN WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN IT CAME TO SOUTH CAROLINA IT STARTED SPREADING AND EVERYONE SAID PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK TO LIFE BEFORE QUARANTINE

NOW TODAY IT HAD CHANGES MASKS ARE REQUIRED BARS ARE CLOSED AGAIN BEYOND THAT I DON'T THINK THERE IS A WHOLE LOT YOU CAN DO BUT THAT WAS NOT GOING ON FOR A WHILE >> PEOPLE HAVE GONE OUT AND THEY FEEL FINE A COUPLE DAYS LATER SO THEY THINK THEY ARE FINE AND THEY END UP GIVING IT TO OTHER PEOPLE

THE BARS ARE ALWAYS GOING TO BE THERE PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT IT THAT WAY I WOULD RATHER EVERYBODY COME QUARANTINE SO WE CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER I STILL WANT TO HAVE A FOOTBALL SEON AND SENIOR YEAR >> IT COULD GET MUCH WORSE

>> >>> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO REALIZE THE DREAM ON WHICH THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT IS DUES FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 O'CLOCK EASTERN HE >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO

>> IT IS STREAMING, PREMIERING IT IS TV, MOVIES , EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS STOCKS, NEWS WAIT, THERE'S MORE >> MORE? >> YES, MORE >> IT IS LOVE STUFF, TOUGH STOP, TRENDING, PLAY NICE

EARLY MORNING DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> IT IS FOR YOU >> IT IS FREE >> FREE? >> WHO IS WITH ME >> THAT IS PEACOCK

>> THAT IS LIVE >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST- RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE DO NOT >> 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 IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOUR DIFFERENT YOU HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN? >> THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> ONE WEEK INTO INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND PEOPLE SAY A CHILL IS SETTLING SOME SLOGANS ARE CONSIDERED A CRIME EXPRESSING IDEAS ABOUT POLITICS CAN BE DANGEROUS

PROTESTERS HAVE GONE SILENT THEY ARE GETTING BLANK PIECES OF PAPER TO KEEP UP THE PROTEST BUT AVOID GETTING ARRESTED >> ALREADY ARRESTED EIGHT TIMES AND NOT OKAY TO GO BACK TO JAIL BUT IT DOESN'T MEAN HE STANDS TO BE QUIET >> HOW DO YOU PROTEST WITHOUT VIOLATING THE NEW LAW? >> WE UNDERSTAND WHERE THE REDLINE IS AND THEY CAN ARREST ANYONE IN HONG KONG WE WILL NEVER STOP UNTIL HONG KONG IS HONG KONG AGAIN

>>REPORTER: THIS TARGETS COLLUSION AND SEEN BY EXPERTS AROUND THE WORLD AS BEING WIDE REACHING AND RESTRICTIVE VIOLATIONS COULD MEAN BEING PUT ON TRIAL IN MAINLAND CHINA WITH PENALTIES INCLUDING LIFE IMPRISONMENT THERE ARE WORRIES THAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS UNDER THREAT THESE SLOGANS WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART THOSE WORDS WERE ALWAYS STAY ON WHITE PAPER

BOOKS BY PRO- DEMOCRACY SPEAKERS ARE BEING PULLED FROM PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOR REVIEW THEY JUST ARE NOT AVAILABLE >> IT IS AN EXCUSE TO USE THE LAW TO SILENCE THE VOICE OF HONG KONG'S PEOPLE AND RESTRICT ACCESS TO MATERIALS RELATED TO PUBLIC AFFAIRS HONG KONG HAS NO [ INAUDIBLE ] WITH CHINA A LOT OF THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS ARE NOT ENJOYED ON THE MAINLAND

WITHIN THIS NEW LAW ONLINE DISCUSSIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA COUNTS, DEBATES, FLAGS EVEN PAMPHLETS ARE SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP AND DID YOUR SURVEILLANCE IT IS NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ARTICLE 38 SAYS THAT IT APPLIES TO ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD SOME COUNTRIES ARE ISSUING TRAVEL ADVISORIES WARNING CITIZENS THEY COULD FACE ARBITRARY DETENTION BY AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG THAT IS WHY THERE IS A STANDUP ROWING WITH AMERICA BIG TECH

FACEBOOK, GOOGLE , ZOOM AND TWITTER ARE NOT COMPLYING TEMPORARILY FOR REQUEST FROM USER DATA UNTIL THEY CAN ASSESS THIS TICK-TOCK WENT FURTHER IT HAS CHINESE OWNERSHIP THE COMPANY SAID IT IS PULLING OUT OF HONG KONG BECAUSE OF HOW THE NEW LAW COULD IMPACT USER PRIVACY AND TRYING TO APPEASE WASHINGTON AT A TIME WHEN THE APPS ARE NOT SO POPULAR WITH US

OFFICIALS >> IF YOU DOWNLOAD THAT APP ON THEIR PHONE DASHED LINE GO ONLY IF YOU WANT PRIVATE INFORMATION GIVEN TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT >> HOW IMPORTANT IT IS IT FOR TECH FIRMS LIKE THAT TO TAKE THESE POSITIONS? >> IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES AND ALSO ANY TECH COMPANY LIKE GOOGLE TO STAND ON THE PRINCIPLE OF FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION THERE IS A THREAT OF INCARCERATION >>> 10 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE LAW

THE FIRST TO APPEAR IN COURT WAS A 23-YEAR- OLD MAN WHO DROVE HIS BIKE INTO POLICE CARRYING A FLAG WITH A SLOGAN THAT IS BAN AUTHORITIES SAY THE LAW TARGETS A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ARE EFFECTIVE >> THE SOCIAL ORDER WILL BE MORE STABLE SAID A SPOKESPERSON ADDING THAT BUSINESS WILL IMPROVE AND THERE WILL BE HARMONY BEIJING'S NEW NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICE WAS INAUGURATED TODAY

FOR THE FIRST TIME, SECURITY AGENTS FROM CHINA WILL COOPERATE WILL OPERATE OPENLY AND HAVE THE POWER TO INVESTIGATE, ARREST, AND POTENTIALLY EXTRADITE HONG KONG PEOPLE TO THE MAINLAND WHERE THE CONVICTION RATE IS NEARLY 100% OFFICIALS CALLED IT A HISTORIC MOMENT AND PEOPLE IN HONG KONG WOULD DISAGREE >>> HI, EVERYONE I'M ALLISON, WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT ALEX, SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES

ALEXA, WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR US TODAY? >> Reporter: ALLISON, GREAT TO SEE YOU, LOTS AND LOTS OF NEWS IN THIS HOUR FIRST PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERSONAL ATTORNEY MICHAEL COHEN HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER VIOLATING HIS COVID-19 RELEASE THAT'S FROM OUR LOCAL STATION NBC NEW YORK PHOTOS OF HIM DINING AT A RESTAURANT CAPTURED BY A POST PROMPTED HIS RETURN >>> POLITICAL PERSECUTION AFTER TWO DECISIONS INVOLVING HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS TODAY

THE SUPREME COURT RULED A NEW YORK OFFICER MAY SEE THOSE BUT THEY CAN'T FOR THE TIME BEING WE WILL HAVE DETAILS ON THAT >>> MEANWHILE, NEW UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBER, 13 MILLION AMERICANS FILING UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK

WEEKLY JOB CLAIMS ARE HISTORICALLY HIGH BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, BUT THEY HAVE DECLINED FOR 14 STRAIGHT WEEKS WITH THAT IN MIND, A NUMBER OF STATES ARE SEEING DEVASTATING COVID-19 NUMBERS CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA ARE AMONG 12 STATES SEEING RECORD BREAKING 7-DAY AVERAGE FOR NEW DAILY INFECTIONS DR ANTHONY FAUCI SPOKE AT AN EVENT TODAY AND HAD THIS WARNING

>> RATHER THAN THINK IN TERMS OF REVERTING BACK DOWN TO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN, I WOULD THINK WE NEED TO GET THE STATE PAUSING IN THEIR OPENING PROCESS, LOOKING AT WHAT DID NOT WORK WELL AND TRY TO MITIGATE THAT >>> MEANWHILE STARBUCKS ANNOUNCING THEY WILL REQUIRE ALL PATRONS TO WEAR FACE MASKS THIS FOLLOWS A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES TRYING TO GRAPPLE WITH REOPENING THEIR STORES WHILE KEEPING CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE IN A STATEMENT THEY SAID PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS CAN ORDER BY DRIVE-THRU, CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY >>> AND PARTS OF 5TH AVENUE WERE SHUT DOWN IN ORDER TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER IN BLOCK LETTERS OUTSIDE TRUMP TOWER

MAYOR DE BLASIO AND SEVERAL OTHERS JOINING IN THE ARTISTIC EFFORT PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE MURAL "A SYMBOL OF HATE" THAT IS THE HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR, ALLISON WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE UPDATES >>> THAT'S A COOL VIDEO I CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK IT OUT

RIGHT BY 30 ROCK I CAN'T WAIT TO CHECK IT OUT >>> SUPREME COURT CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAXES HE IS IMMUNE TO A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA BUT THE SUPREME COURT WILL NOT LET CONGRESS SEE THOSE SAME DOCUMENTS FOR NOW

BOTH TAX CASES HEADING BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS AND NBC RESPONDENT FOR INVESTIGATIONS, TOM WINTER, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE PETE, WOULD YOU WALK US THROUGH THESE TWO RULINGS TODAY? >> SURE, ON THE VANCE CASE, THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED THE PRESIDENT'S CLAIM THAT HE WAS CATEGORICALLY, ABSOLUTELY IMMUNE FROM THESE KIND OF SUBPOENAS HIS ARGUMENT HAD BEEN BECAUSE A PRESIDENT CAN'T BE INDICTED IN OFFICE, HE WAS THEREFORE IMMUNE FROM ANY SINGLE PART OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS, INCLUDING GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS KNOW THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT UNANIMOUSLY

HE ALSO SAID IF YOU UNLEASH A LOCAL PROSECUTOR AND LET A LOCAL PROSECUTOR GET INFORMATION FROM A PRESIDENT BECAUSE THEY ARE VOTED IN, THAT IS A WAY TO HARASS THE PRESIDENT NOW, THE VOTE WAS 7-2 BECAUSE THE TWO DISSENTERS, CLARENCE THOMAS AND SAMUEL ELITO SAID, OKAY, THERE HAS TO BE A HIGHER STANDARD THAN THERE WOULD BE IF YOU WERE SUBPOENAING SOMEBODY NEXT DOOR AND THAT'S WHERE THEY DECENTED SO THE COURT RULING SAID YES, THE PRESIDENT CANNOT COMPLETELY FEND OFF THE SUBPOENA THEY SENT IT TO A LOWER COURT TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT BASICALLY A CHANCE TO DO ANYTHING ELSE THEY CAN DO, SAYING IT'S TOO BROAD, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO RESPOND TO THESE THINGS BUT FRANKLY, HIS ABILITY TO PREVAIL ON THAT SEEMS SOMEWHAT LIMITED

SO THE ODDS ARE THAT ULTIMATELY CY VANCE T PROSECUTOR WILL EVENTUALLY GET HIS HANDS ON THESE DOCUMENTS, OF COURSE, BECAUSE OF GRAND JURY SECRECY, IT WILL NEVER BE MADE PUBLIC THE SECOND ONE IS THE CATEGORICAL APPROACH THAT CONGRESS CAN'T GET THIS KIND OF MATERIAL BECAUSE THAT'S NOT A LEGITIMATE THING FOR CONGRESS TO DO THE COURT HERE THOUGH STRUCK MORE OF A BALANCE THAN IT DID IN THE CY VANCE CASE WHAT THEY SAID IS — AND BY THE WAY, NEVER BEFORE HAS THE SUPREME COURT HAD TO REFEREE A FIGHT BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE FOR DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO A PRESIDENT SO THIS IS THE FIRST, BECAUSE THESE THINGS USUALLY GET WORKED OUT SOMEHOW IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS

THIS ONE DID NOT WHAT THE COURT SAID IS YOU HAVE TWO POLITICAL BRANCHES YOU HAVE TO STRIKE A BANAL THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO SHOW — AND THEY ALSO SENT THIS BACK TO LOWER COURTS — FOR CONGRESS TO SHOW THEY WANT THIS FOR A LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE IT'S NARROWLY FOCUSED, NO OTHER WAY TO GET IT AND SO FORTH

AND I THINK AGAIN, AS A PRACTICAL MATTER, CONGRESS IS GOING TO HAVE TO RESHARPEN THEIR SUBPOENA HERE IT IS VERY BROAD AND I THINK IN THAT SENSE CONGRESS IS ITS OWN WORST ENEMY >> UH-HUH >> ONE OTHER NOTE I WOULD MAKE, IN BOTH THESE CASES, THE TWO TRUMP APPOINTEES, BRET CAVANAUGH AND GORSECH >> THE QUESTION IS WHY DID WE GET HERE, WHY IS MANHATTAN DA GOING AFTER IT IN THE FIRST PLACE

>> IN CY VANCE, THEY SUBPOENAED A THIRD PARTY, CUSTODIAN, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE NATAR USA THEY GET ALL THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS TO PUT THE TAX DOCUMENTS TOGETHER AND ESSENTIALLY WHAT HAPPENED IS THEY WERE SERVED A SUBPOENA AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEYS PSEUDOCY VANCE TO STOP THESE RECORDS FROM BEING TURNED OVER AND THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO THE SUPREME COURT THE PROCESS IS THEY WANT TO LOOK AND SEE THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS, NOT JUST THE TAX RETURNS WITH CY VANCE'S DOCUMENTS, IT'S WHAT WENT INTO THEM, WHAT WERE THE CLAIMS THAT COULD LEAD TO THE OFFICIAL FILINGS, WHAT WAS, SAY, PROPERTY VALUES OR REVENUES, ANY BACKGROUND FINANCIAL INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO LOOK AT OF COURSE THE HUSH PAYMENTS STRENUOUSLY DENIED BY THE PRESIDENT

AND CONDUCTING BUSINESS SIGNIFICANTLY AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS CERTAINLY WITHIN THE VALID STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS THAT'S KIND OF WHERE THIS CASE IS THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO THE POINT WE GOT TO BUT AS PETE SAYS, WE ARE A LONG WAYS OF HAVING ANY SORT OF FINALITY, ALLISON >> NO DOUBT CY VANCE IS HAPPY ABOUT THE RULING TODAY

WHAT DID HE SAY >> IN A STATEMENT HE RELEASED, HE SAID THIS IS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY FOR THE NATION'S SYSTEM OF JUSTICE AND FOUNDING PRINCIPLES, THAT NO ONE, NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW WE WILL RESUME BY THE GRAND JURY'S SOLEMN OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW THE LAW AND THE FACTS WHEREVER THEY LEAD A VICTORY FOR CY VANCE, BUT ANOTHER STOP ALONG THE JOURNEY OF GETTING THESE DOCUMENTS IT IS REMANDED TO THE LOWER COURT AND WE WOULD EXPECT SOME TIME BEFORE DECISIONS ARE MADE

I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE WE WILL HEAR IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO FROM CY VANCE'S TEAM OBVIOUSLY THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEY IS GOING TO CHALLENGE IT, SO THE LEGAL BACK AND FORTH HERE CONTINUES >> PETE, I KNOW YOU SAID FOR FOLKS THAT ARE THINKING, OH, WOW, WE ARE GOING TO GET TO SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS, DON'T GET EXCITED BECAUSE THE PUBLIC WILL PROBABLY NEVER SEE THE TAX RETURNS, BUT DO WE KNOW HOW THESE CASES COULD POSSIBLY GO IN THE LOWER COURT? >> MY GUESS IS CY VANCE WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL, BUT HE WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE GRAND JURY MATERIALS HE SEEKS FROM THE PRESIDENT BUT BECAUSE OF GRAND JURY SECRECY RULES, THEY WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC AND WE WILL NOT SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS, UNLESS CY VANCE FILES CRIMINAL CHARGES AND SEEKS TO USE THE TAX RETURNS AS EVIDENCE IN COURT BUT EVEN THEN ACCESS TO THEM MIGHT BE RESTRICTED

OBVIOUSLY, IF CONGRESS GOT THEM, THEY WOULD SOLEMNLY SAY THEY WOULD RESPECT PRIVACY, BUT YOU CAN ENSURE THEY WILL LEAK OUT EVENTUALLY BUT IT'S A LONG TIME BEFORE CONGRESS GETS THESE DOCUMENTS BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO FRANKLY HAVE TO REDO THE SUBPOENA WE'RE TALKING — REMEMBER, THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH HANDICAPPED BY THE PANDEMIC HERE THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME DOING MUCH OF ANYTHING AND THEY HAVE GOT AN ELECTION COMING UP >> RIGHT >> YOU ARE LOOKING AT REALISTICALLY SOMETIME AFTER THE ELECTION IF CONGRESS TRIES AGAIN, QUERY, WOULD IT TRY AGAIN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN'T RE-ELECTED, WOULD THE STEAM GO OUT OF THIS? YOUR ASSESSMENT IS AS GOOD AS MINE

SO, I GUESS, NUMBER ONE, THESE ARE LANDMARK RULINGS ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT AND GRAND JURY TO GET THESE MATERIALS, SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS NEVER BEFORE ANSWERED IN HISTORY NUMBER TWO, THE VANCE RULING IS A PRETTY BIG DEFEAT FOR THE PRESIDENT, THE ONE IN CONGRESS, NOT TO MUCH >> RIGHT >> NUMBER THREE, WE ARE NOT GOING TO SEE ANY — IF YOUR ONLY INTEREST IN THIS CASE IS WHEN DO I GET TO LOOK AT THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS, FORGET IT FOR A LONG TIME >> OKAY PETE WILLIAMS, TOM WINTER, GREAT TO HAVE BOTH OF YOU TOGETHER TODAY

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> OUR PLEASURE >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WASTING TO TIME TWEETING ABOUT THE RULING, CALLING IT POLITICAL PROSECUTION NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER JOINS ME A STRING OF TWEETS TODAY

WHAT ELSE IS HE SAYING ABOUT THE RULINGS? >> WE HEARD HIM REACT ON CAMERA, ALLISON ON A SEPARATE MEETING WHERE HE WAS ASKED BY THE POOL OF REPORTERS ABOUT HIS REACTION AND HE ECHOED A SENTIMENTS WE SAW ON TWITTER TODAY AND REALLY ANY TIME HE FELT HE HAS BEEN IN HIS WORDS POLITICALLY PERSECUTED, LASHED OUT SAYING THIS IS AN UNFAIR SYSTEM HE, OF COURSE, IS PLEASED, AS HE SAID IN HIS WORDS WITH THE RESULTS OF THE CASE BEING SENT BACK TO THE LOWER COURT ON THE OTHER END IT'S SOMETHING WE HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND OTHER THINGS HE LIKES TO CALL HIM A VICTIM OF A WITCH HUNT OF COURSE IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THIS IS ALSO INCLUDED IN HIS OWN SUPREME COURT NOMINEES WHO SIDED WITH THE MAJORITY HERE AND THAT'S ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL PIECES THAT IT'S HARD FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TO IGNORE

THE PRESIDENT IS PLEASED, AT LEAST, WITH HALF OF THE ONE IMPORTANT DECISION IN TERMS OF HIS TAX RETURNS TODAY THE OTHER ONE HE IS CALLING IT FULLY POLITICALLY MOTIVATED, ALLISON >> MONICA, HOW IS HIS LEGAL TEAM RESPONDING TODAY? >> WE HAVE A STATEMENT FROM ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S PRIVATE PERSONAL ATTORNEYS, HE SAYS "WE ARE PLEASED IN THE DECISION ISSUED TODAY THE SUPREME COURT HAS TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BOTH CONGRESS AND PROSECUTORS FROM OBTAINING THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL RECORDS WE WILL NOW PROCEED TO RAISE ADDITIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE LOWER COURT

" THEY ARE ESSENTIALLY SAYING THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THE TIMELINE APPROACH OF ALL OF THIS, NOT NECESSARILY THE OUTCOME, BUT PLEASED TO SEE IT IS ANOTHER COUPLE MONTHS BEFORE WE KNOW HOW THAT CASE WILL RESOLVE ITSELF THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO IS NEVER SHY ABOUT SPEAKING OUT WHEN HE FEELS HE IS UNDER ATTACK AND UNDER PRESSURE POLITICALLY, WHICH IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN FROM HIM AND HIS ATTORNEYS TODAY, ALLISON >> MONICA, ON THAT NOTE, JUST AS KNEEL GORSUCH AND BRET CAVANAUGH RULING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW IN THE CASE HAVING TO DO WITH HIS TAXES IN MANHATTAN DO WE KNOW ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT IS FEELING ABOUT HIS APPOINTEES? >> WE DO

AND PRESS SECRETARY HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EXACT TOPIC WE HAVE WHAT SHE SAID IN TODAY'S BRIEFING TAKE A LISTEN >> WELL T JUSTICES ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION THIS IS AN INDEPENDENCE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, BUT AFTER THE DECISION, PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDERSCORED TO ME — I WAS IN THE OVAL OFFICE — IT WAS JUSTICE CAVANAUGH THAT THERE WAS UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT THAT THIS SHOULD BE REMANDED TO D

C — EXCUSE ME — TO THE DISTRICT COURT WHERE THE PRESIDENT CAN RAISE CONSTITUTIONAL ARGUMENTS IT WAS A UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT ALSO NOTE IN THE ROBERTS' OPINION THAT THE NEW YORK STATE CASE, BASICALLY THE GRAND JURY SAID THAT THEY WERE PROHIBITED FROM ARBITRARY FISHING EXPEDITIONS AND INITIATING INVESTIGATIONS OUT OF MALICE OR INTENT TO HARASS THAT LANGUAGE MADE IT PRETTY CLEAR THIS WAS A WIN FOR THE PRESIDENT >> THEY ARE TRYING TO PART THE LANGUAGE THAT HIS APPOINTEES BACK UP HIS OWN ARGUMENT

THAT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL OUTCOME OF THESE CASES AND WHAT IT COULD PRESENT AS AN ISSUE DOWN THE LINE AS PETE AND TOM POINTED OUT, CLEARLY UNLIKELY WE WILL SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS BEFORE NOVEMBER, BUT YOU CAN EXPECT DEMOCRATS TO PROBABLY CONTINUE TO CALL FOR THEM, ALLISON >> YEAH, AND ON THE FLIP SIDE, MONICA, AS YOU SAID, WE WON'T SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAXES BEFORE THE ELECTION BUT HOW THE CAMPAIGN WILL PLAY IN THIS ONE IS AN ISSUE THAT IS NOT GOING AWAY >> AND THEY ALREADY WERE CAPITALIZING ON THIS TRYING TO SPIN WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE SEES AS A VICTORY REMANDING TO THE LOWER COURT

THIS IS SOMETHING IN THE CAMPAIGN THAT IS CONSTANTLY TOUTING THE PRESIDENT TO THE APPOINTEES AND PRE-PANDEMIC, THIS IS SOMETHING THEY WOULD EXPECT TO SEE THIS IS A LITTLE MORE WHEN YOU SEE IT IN THIS CONTEXT AND NOT COMPLETELY SIDE WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED BUT WE CAN CONTINUE THE CAMPAIGN TO REFRAME THIS AS SOMETHING THEY SEE AS POLITICALLY MOTIVATE AND GLAD TO SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS WILL NOT BE OUT BEFORE THE ELECTION, ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT, MONICA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> ANOTHER 1

3 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK THIS IS THE 16TH WEEK IN A ROW THAT JOB LESS CLAIMS HAVE STAYED ABOVE A MILLION NBC USE CORRESPONDENT JOEL AND KENT JOINING ME NOW JOEL, WHERE ARE THE CLAIMS COMING FROM? IS IT A DIRECT CORRELATION? IS IT THE STATES HIT HARDEST BY THE VIRUS ARE THE STATES WHERE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR WORK AND FINANCIAL HELP >> Reporter: IN SOME CASES IT IS

FROM LABOR DEPARTMENT HERE IN CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, FLORIDA, SOME OF THE BIGGER, BUSIER ECONOMIES TAKING THE BIGGEST HITS, BUT THE OTHER NUMBER BEYOND THE 13 MILLION THAT MATTERS IS 1 MILLION HAVE BEEN CLAIMING PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE YOU HAVE 23 MILLION WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, FILING FOR THESE BENEFITS AND AS YOU SAID, IT'S THE 16TH WEEK AND BASICALLY IF YOU LOOK AT THE CHART, ALLISON AND WE LOVE LOOKING AT THE DATA

YOU SEE A PLATEAU OF JOB LESS CLAIMS, MEANING THAT, YES, WE ARE OFF THE HIGHS FROM MARCH THINGS ARE BETTER ECONOMIES ARE REOPENING BUT THERE IS STILL MAJOR LAYOFFS AND MAJOR RE STRUCTURING ACROSS THE BOARD >> 14 MILLION HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

ARE THERE SOME MORE POSITIVE SIGNS FOR OUR ECONOMY IN THESE NUMBERS? I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THEM TRYING TO FIND THE THINGS TO GET MOST EXCITED ABOUT OR MOST HOPEFUL ABOUT >> Reporter: YEAH, YOU CAN BE HOPEFUL ABOUT CONTINUING CLAIMS, THAT IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE CONTINUES TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS RIGHT NOW AS OF TWO WEEKS AGO AS OF THIS LATEST REPORT, 18 MILLION WORKERS IN THE US AND THAT NUMBER IS COMING OFF 20 MILLION

SO YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE STOP COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT, BUT 18 MILLION IS STILL AN EXTREMELY HIGH NUMBER AND WE EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO REMAIN IN THE MILLIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE COMPANIES LIKE UNITED AIRLINES SAYING THAT THEY ARE GOING TO FURLOUGH INVOLUNTARILY UP TO 36,000 PEOPLE COME OCTOBER 1ST >> YEAH, JOE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT THEY COULD BE FURLOUGHING 36,000, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION TALKING ABOUT THAT TODAY LET'S LISTEN >> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 911 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINED

IT'S BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE BY FIVE TIMES AND WHAT THIS MEANS IS DEVASTATION FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IF WE DON'T GET CONTINUED FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR OUR JOBS >> Reporter: I KNOW THE AIRLINEST THE ONLY INDUSTRY DEALING WITH THAT WHAT OTHER INDUSTRIES ARE FEELING THE STRAIN, STILL HAVING A HARD TIME RECOVERING AND MAYBE THINKING ABOUT LETTING MORE PEOPLE GO? >> Reporter: THE NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY TO BE WATCHING OUTSIDE OF THE AIRLINES IS RETAIL, WALGREENS TODAY SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO CUT 4,000 JOBS YOU SAW YESTERDAY BROOKS BROTHERS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION, CLOSING 50 STORES, THE U

S'S OLDEST RETAIL BRAND WALGREENS IS ALSO SUFFERING WHERE THEY HAD A BUNCH OF SALES RIGHT UP AT THE PANDEMIC AND THING HAVES FLAT LINED WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BROADER PICTURE, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE MORE STORES CLOSING I TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT COURT SIDE RESEARCH AND TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY STORES GOING TO CLOSE IN TERMS OF RETAIL

THEY ESTIMATED 25,000 STORES ARE GOING TO CLOSE WHEN I TALKED TO HER THIS WEEK, SHE SAID MORE LIKE 35 TO 40,000 SCORE CLOSURES ON A PERMANENT BASIS THIS YEAR AND SHE SAYS BANKRUPTCIES ARE GOING TO SKYROCKET SIGNIFICANTLY >> THIS IS SOME SCARY NUMBERS JOE AND KENT, ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU

SOMETIMES WE WILL TALK ON A THURSDAY AND THE JOBLESS CLAIMS WILL BE LOWER I KNOW WE WILL GET THERE, JUST A LITTLE WHILE >> I BELIEVE IN IT TOO >> THANKS,JO >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOB, WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >>> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM

EASTERN >>> THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO 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 MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO GET READY TO GO FOR THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> AND FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS LYING THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO KNOW >> YOUR MORNING SHOW AT N BRICKC

>>> REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR IN ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DO I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT, BUT NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE 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 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> A UNITES US >> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> SKY TEAMS ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN

>> THE SOUTH KOREA GOVERNMENT BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES SO YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, UNITED PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE UNITED FIRST

>> FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE WEAK AT HEART IT BELONGS TO THE VERTEBRAE >> 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 DEMOCRAT PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER ARE YOU WRIED THESE TWO CRISES WILL DOVE DALE AT THE ON GOING PROTEST? >>> NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LED TO BRIANNA TAYLOR'S DEATH WE HAVE VIDEO WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED THE OFFICERS CLAIMED THEY KNOCK AND ANNOUNCED THEMSELVES BEFORE ENTERING TAYLOR'S APARTMENT HERE IS PART OF AN INTERVIEW OF THE OFFICER THAT LED THAT RAID

>> SO PREOPERATIONAL BRIEFING, YOU GUYS JUST CONSIDERED THIS LOCATION AS — AND I HAVE HEARD THIS A COUPLE TYPES THROUGHOUT THIS INVESTIGATION — AS SOFT HEARTED >> RIGHT >> BASED ON THE INFORMATION THE LEAD HAD CONCERNING THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATION >> CORRECT >> ORGANIZATION OF THE, YOU KNOW, DRUG TRAFFICKING >> THAT'S WHAT KIND OF MADE YOU-ALL COME UP WITH THE ORIGINAL TRYING TO GET HER TO THE DOOR IN THE MOST PASSIVE WAY TO SERVE THE WARRANT >> RIGHT

>> NBC NEWS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER LISA REARDON JOINS ME NOW LISA, WHAT DOES THIS AUDIO TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT OF THAT POLICE RAID? >> IT REALLY OFFERS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE TWO ACCOUNTS, ONE FROM THE POLICE SIDE OF THE FIRST OFFICER IN WHO INSISTS THAT THEY KNOCKED AND ANNOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE BREAKING THROUGH BREONNA TAYLOR'S DOOR AND FROM THE BOYFRIEND THAT SAID THEY HEARD THE KNOCKING, BUT THEY NEVER HEARD POLICE AND HE CONTINUED TO BE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE HOUSE, NOT THE POLICE, UNTIL AFTER THE SHOOTING OCCURRED >> LISA, THE INVESTIGATOR DOING THE INTERVIEW ALSO ASKED ABOUT WHY ONE OF THE OFFICERS OPENED FIRE LET'S PLAY THAT

>> DID YOU IMMEDIATELY DROP DOWN >> NO I GOT FOUR ROUNDS OFF AS SOON AS HE FIRED, I FIRED BACK, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM, BOOM I STEPPED BACK AND WENT DOWN

>> RIGHT AND BECAUSE OF YOUR POSITIONING, YOU KNOW, INITIALLY WHEN YOU ARE SHOT, AND RIGHTFULLY SO YOU ARE RETURNING FIRE >> UH-HUH >> YOU — YOU KNOW, YOU JUST SAID YOU MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION, I'M NOW INJURED I NEED TO MOVE SO THEY CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES AND ME AS WELL

AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT WORDS IN YOUR MOUTH >> NO, THAT'S IT >> LISA, YOUR TEAM SPOKE WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERTS AND RETIRED INVESTIGATORS ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? >> SO THEY SAID THAT THEY THOUGHT SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS WERE LEADING AND THE INVESTIGATORS WERE ACTUALLY GIVING THIS OFFICER MORE INFORMATION THAN THEY WERE GETTING FROM HIM WHICH GIVEN THAT THIS IS THE TEAM THAT INVESTIGATES POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTS, THE EXPERTS TOLD US THEY HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THOSE INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED

AND THEY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT IT WOULD BE POTENTIALLY BETTER PRACTICE TO HAVE DIFFERENT TEAMS INTERVIEW THE OFFICERS VERSUS BREONNA'S BOYFRIEND WHO WAS EVENTUALLY CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER ON A POLICE OFFICER BEFORE THIS INTERVIEW TOOK PLACE AND THOSE CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED, BUT SUGGEST IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE SEPARATE INTERVIEWS AND SEPARATE INVESTIGATIONS AS THESE THINGS GO FORWARD >> LISA, THE TIMING OF THESE INTERVIEWS IS ALSO RAISING QUESTIONS WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH, BREONNA TAYLOR'S BOYFRIEND WAS INTERVIEWED DIRECTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING HE WATCHED HIS GIRLFRIEND DIE, AS FAR AS HE KNEW AND BROUGHT INTO THE POLICE STATION

AND THIS TOOK PLACE ON THAT NIGHT THE OTHER OFFICER, OFFICER JOHN MATTINGLY, HE WAS SHOT — TECHNICALLY FIRED ONE SHOT, THINKING IT WAS AN INTRUDER AND POLICE FIRED BACK, SO MAY MATTI WAS IN THE HOSPITAL BUT THEY HAD QUESTIONS ON WHETHER HE SHOULD HAVE WAITED 12 DAYS BECAUSE HE WAS A KEY EYEWITNESS AND THERE WAS A LOT OF MEMORY THAT CAN BE LOST AND HE HAD TIME TO CONSULT WITH HIS ATTORNEY AND DIFFERENT QUESTIONS LIKE THAT AND THEN LASTLY, THE INTERVIEWS DON'T ANSWER THE QUESTION, BUT THEY RAISE THE QUESTION OF HOW MUCH TIME PASSED BEFORE EMTS ACTUALLY WENT IN TO ATTEND TO BREONNA TAYLOR IT WAS QUITE A BIT OF TIME BEFORE POLICE ACTUALLY ENTERED

THEY WAITED — THEY PULLED BACK THEY DIDN'T COME INTO THE HOUSE THEY WAITED FOR KENNETH WALKER TO COME OUT KENNETH WALKER DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS THE POLICE FOR QUITE A BIT OF TIME AND ALL OF THAT TIME BREONNA TAYLOR WAS ON THE GROUND WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND WE DON'T KNOW WHEN SHE WAS ATTENDED TO BY EMTS

>> THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY HEARTBREAKING STORY THAT HAS GARNERED NATIONAL ATTENTION AND SO MANY CALLING FOR JUSTICE IN THIS CASE THANK YOU FOR HELPING US PIECE TOGETHER MORE OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT >> YEAH, AND WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS TO ANSWER SO THANK YOU >> YEAH, SO MANY

THANK YOU >>> NEW YORK CITY'S SAME 5TH AVENUE NOW HAS A SPRAWLING BLACK LIVES MURAL RIGHT IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER THE PUBLIC ART PROJECT IS ONE OF FIVE ACROSS NEW YORK CITY BURROWS >> THERE WAS A BIG PROUD OUT HERE EARLIER, SMALLER CROWD AT 5TH AVENUE ALONGSIDE THE MURAL AND WE WILL SHOW YOU HOW IT GOES THE B IS CLOSEST TO 56TH STREET, ON 5TH AND EXTEND PAST THE DOORWAY TO TRUMP TOWER AND GO ALL THE WAY TO 57TH STREET 5TH AVENUE, YOU CAN SEE THOSE BUSES ARE TURNING

5TH AVENUE IS CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC BETWEEN 57TH AND 56TH AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AT 11 PM THE SIGNIFICANCE THERE IS THIS NOTABLE MURAL WILL BE A PEDESTRIAN PLAZA FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AS YOU INDICATED, THE PRESIDENT SAID THIS MURAL IN PARTICULAR DENIGRATES 5TH AVENUE, BUT MAYOR DE BLASIO SAYS IT — SUPPORTERS OF PRESIDENT TRUMP CHANTING ALL LIVES MATTER, A FAMILIAR POLITICAL CALDRON PLAYING OUT IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER >>> NEARLY HALF RESIDENTS TESTING POSITIVE, 60 PEOPLE TAKEN OUT OF THE NURSING HOME

24 OF THEM WITH COVID-19 NEWS CORRESPONDENT IS OUTSIDE THAT NURSING HOME IN TEXAS THAT EVACUATION HAPPENED YESTERDAY WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT TODAY ABOUT WHAT THE HOME IS DOING FOR ITS RESIDENTS AND STAFF? >> Reporter: WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS COMPLETING AN INVESTIGATION AND SHUTTING DOWN WE SEEN ANOTHER PATIENT REMOVED FROM THIS NURSING HOME

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING IT IS ORDERED CLOSED ENTIRELY YOU MENTIONED SOME 25 RESIDENTS HERE WERE DIAGNOSED AS COVID POSITIVE THE STATE IS NOW TREATING EVERY RESIDENT OF THIS NURSING HOME AS IF THEY WERE COVID POSITIVE SO THEY ARE BEING MOVED TO OTHER HOME THAT IS CAN HANDLE THEM WITH ISOLATION WARDS OR AREA HOSPITALS BASICALLY EVERYONE WHO WAS A RESIDENT HERE HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT, SO, TOO, THEIR BELONGS, SUGGESTING THIS FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED DOWN PERMANENTLY

IT'S BEEN A SUGGESTION OF THE GOVERNOR TO CONTROL OUTBREAKS IN NURSING HOMES AS TIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE AND WE ARE SEEING THAT PUT IN ACTION TODAY >> GARY, WE HAVE SEEN NURSING HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEALING WITH SERIOUS CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS ARE THERE STATEWIDE SAFETY GUIDELINES OR SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS REGULATIONS FOR NURSING HOMES IN TEXAS? >> THERE ARE, ALLISON, SOME 75 PAGES OF GUIDELINES RELEASED BACK IN APRIL >> WOW >> TO GIVE THESE HOMES AN OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP THEIR STAFF RESIDENTS SAFE BUT THE REALITY IS THEY FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES THAT HOSPITALS FACE AT VARIOUS STAGES, GETTING ENOUGH PPE, MAKING SURE THEIR STAFF IS PROPERLY TRAIN AND HOW TO USE THEM

THEIR STAFF ARE HERE AND HEALTHY ENOUGH TO SERVE THE PEOPLE BEING TAKEN CARE OF YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE GUIDELINES IN THE WORLD, BUT IF YOU ARE NOT PROPERLY EQUIP AND STAFFED, DOESN'T DO MUCH GOOD >> WE ARE GOING FROM THE ELDEST TO YOUNGEST I KNOW YOU ARE COVERING SCHOOL REOPENING AS WELL AND SCHOOL IS SUPPOSED TO START IN TEXAS NEXT MONTH YOU SPOKE TO THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT WHAT IS HE SAYING ABOUT GETTING THE KIDS TO SCHOOL

>> YEAH, ALLISON, THIS IS THE REAL CHALLENGE THIS IS THE BIG STORY THE GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL REOPENING CAME OUT YESTERDAY TODAY THE DALLAS SUPERINTENDENT SAID WHILE HE WANTS TO START ON TIME, THAT IS FAR FROM A SURE THING TAKE A LISTEN

>> WE WERE PLANNING FOR THIS FOR A WHILE INITIALLY I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO BE READY, BUT I'M HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT CAN WE PULL THIS OFF BY AUGUST 17TH I'M HEARING FROM MY COMMUNITY MEMBERS, OUR PARENTS HAVE PIVOTED MORE THAN 50% ARE SAYING THEY DON'T WANT TO COME AND EMPLOYEES, ESPECIALLY TEACHERS THAT THEY HAVE A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT HOW WE ARE GOING TO PULL THIS OFF >> Reporter: ALLISON, THERE ARE S IN THE DALLAS ISD SCHOOL SYSTEM

YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT KIND OF UNCERTAINTY FOR THAT MANY STUDENTS RICOCHETS NOT ONLY FOR THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES, BUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT, THE PARENTS PLAN TO GO BACK TO WORK OR IF THEY HAVE TO HAVE CHILD CARE AND ONE OTHER THING FROM THAT INTERVIEW, I ASKED HIM ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, HE TOLD ME HE IS NOT SURE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY NO FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN TEXAS THIS FALL WOULD BE A BIG DEAL >> YEAH, THAT IS A HUGE DEAL IN TEXAS GARRETT COVERING SOME OF THE ELDEST AND YOUNGEST IN TEXAS TODAY THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> DO SE BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS SPIKES NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN? HERE IS WHAT DR ANTHONY FAUCI SAID TODAY >> I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO GO BACK TO AN EXTREME OF SHUTTING DOWN YOU GOT TO GET THEM TO DO THE VERY FUNDAMENTAL THINGS, CLOSING BARS, AVOIDING CONGREGATIONS OF LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE

GETTING THE CITIZENS IN THOSE STATES TO WEAR A MASK, 6-FOOT DISTANCE, WASHING HANDS, FUNDAMENTALS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ALL ALONG THAT'S WHAT WE GOT TO START IF WE CAN DO THAT,LY TELL YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE A DOWN CURVE IN THOSE INFECTIONS >>> DR THOMAS SITES, PROFESSOR IN THE HEALTH MANAGEMENT AT THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE

WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT DR FAUCI SAID? WHAT DO STATES NEED TO DO TO GET THE SPIKES UNDER CONTROL >> ALLISON, THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON DR FAUCI IS RIGHT

WE NEED TO USE ALL OUR TOOLS IN OUR TOOL KIT, TESTING, AS WELL AS UNIVERSAL MASKING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MY WORRY IS IN THE COUNTIES AND STATES WHERE THE PANDEMIC IS GROWING OUT OF PROPORTION, OUT OF CONTROL, WE MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT REINSTATING A LIMITED SOCIAL DISTANCING IN ORDER TO REFLATTEN THE CURVE SO WE CAN GAIN CONTROL OF THE PANDEMIC AGAIN >> HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA ARE NEARLY FULL WHAT WILL CAN THOSE STATES LEARN FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, STATE THAT IS ALREADY WENT THROUGH THIS? >> WHAT THEY NEED TO LEARN IS PREPARE FOR THE WORST THE EXPERIENCE FROM NEW YORK TO NEW JERSEY, SHOWED THAT WHEN THE PANDEMIC IS AT ITS PEAK THERE IS A HUGE DEMAND FOR BEDS, VENTILATORS AND INTENSIVE-CARE UNITS

HOSPITALS ARE DEVELOPING CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE, WHICH IS TRIAGE FOR SCARCE RESOURCES LIKE ICU BEDS AND INTENSIVE CARE BEDS THE GOAL IS TO AVOID THESE SITUATIONS IF POSSIBLE UNFORTUNATELY IN SEVERAL JURISDICTIONS IN SOME OF THE SOUTHERN STATES, THEY ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT ON THE VERGE OF HAVING TO INSTITUTE THESE STANDARDS OF CARE WHAT THEY NEED TO LEARN IS NOT JUST HAVE THE SUPPLIES, THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT OR PPE'S, THEY ALSO NEED THE TRAINING TO HELP TRAIN THEIR FRONT LINE WORKERS AND PREPARE THEM FOR THE COMING SURGE OF EXPECTED HOSPITALIZATIONS RESULTING FROM THE PANDEMIC IN SOME OF THESE STATES >> CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO OUR VIEWERS THAT TERM YOU MENTIONED WHEN THE HOSPITALS ARE IN A CRISIS MODE

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR PATIENTS WHEN HOSPITALS ARE IN THAT MODE? >> IT MEANS THERE IS A SITUATION DEPENDING ON THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE, RATION CARE, WHO IS THE MOST ABLE TO BENEFIT THIS IS SOMETHING WE SAW UNFOLD DURING FEBRUARY AND MARCH FORTUNATELY DURING THE PEAK OF THE PANDEMIC MOST HOSPITALS WERE ABLE TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY BY POSTPONING ELECTIVE SURGERY, TREATING SURGE OF CAPACITY EXTRA BEDS, PERSONNEL, EVEN FIELD HOSPITALS TO FREE UP THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF THESE PATIENTS IN MOST CASES THE CRISIS STANDARD OF CARE NEVER HAD TO BE IMPLEMENTED

THE CRISIS SITUATION IN ARIZONA AND TEXAS, HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST IN THE UNITED STATES IN MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, FOR EXAMPLE, AND DO THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO INCREASE THE CARE TO MEET NOT JUST THE COVID-19 PATIENTS, BUT ONGOING MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT COVID-19 >> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED TODAY THE US HAS SO MANY CASES BECAUSE WE ARE DOING A LOT OF TESTING YOU ARE PART OF A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS AT HARVARD THAT LOOKED AT THE AMOUNT OF TESTING STATES NEED TO DO TO REOPEN SAFELY

ARE WE WHERE WE NEED TO BE? >> NO WHAT'S CHALLENGING IS THERE IS NO LONGER ONE SINGLE NATIONAL NARRATIVE WE ARE SEEING 50 DIFFERENT NARRATIVES IN EACH STATE AND THOUSANDS OF NARRATIVES PLAYING OUT IN EACH INDIVIDUAL COUNTY AND A LOT OF THE MOST WORRIMENT STATES AND COUNTIES WE ARE NOT NEARLY TESTING ENOUGH AND NOT SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE TESTING MORE, WE KNOW THIS BECAUSE THE TEST POSITIVE RATE IS RISING, SO PLACES LIKE ARIZONA, OVER 20% OF THE TESTS ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE AND COMPARE THAT TO NEW YORK WHERE 1% OF THE TESTS ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF BOTH THE SCALE OF TESTING THAT'S NEEDED, HOW WIDE A NET YOU ARE CASTING, BUT ALSO THE UNDERLYING COMMUNITY LEVEL TRANSMISSION IN EACH STATE MORE TESTING DOESN'T GET YOU MORE CASES

IT'S MORE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THAT IS DRIVING UP THE INCREASING CASE COUNTS >> DR TSAI, A VIEWER QUESTIONING, IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, IS IT WORTH GETTING TESTED AGAIN LATER ON TO SEE IF YOU STILL HAVE THEM? >> IT'S TOO EARLY TO KNOW THE DATA ON HOW LONG ANY ANTI-BODY FROM EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 IS WE WILL BE LEARNING MORE AS WE DO MORE WIDESPREAD WHAT'S CALLED — STUDIES, GETTING THE ANTI-BODIES FROM THE POPULATION BUT WE CAN TEST AND UNDERSTAND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST REPETED INFECTION

RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO GUIDANCE THAT WE NEED TO KNOW FOR RETESTING FOR ANY ANTI-BODY TESTING, AND THERE IS A VARIOUS DEGREE OF FALSE POSITIVE RATES AND FALSE NEGATIVE RATES FROM THE VARIOUS ANTI-BODY TESTS OUT THERE SO RIGHT NOW NO CONCRETE NEED TO DO SO, BUT IF ANYTHING, THE DATA ARE CONSTANTLY GROWING AND WE ARE CONSTANTLY LEARNING FROM THE PANDEMIC >> DR TSAI, THANK YOU FOR COMING ON PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU

I HOPE YOU COME ON AGAIN >> THANKS ALLISON HONOR TO BE ON THE SHOW >>> JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE MIAMI MAYOR ORDERED GYMS TO CLOSE,, HE IS OPENING THEM UP AGAIN >> ON FRIDAY THE MAYOR RECLOSED GYMS AND TUESDAY GYMS ARE OPEN

THIS IS ALL REALLY SET UP SO MUCH CONFUSION, NOT ONLY WHAT'S OPEN AND WHAT'S CLOSED, BUT WHERE IS CORONAVIRUS MOST LIKELY TO SPREAD >> Reporter: THIS MORNING FITNESS FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO OPEN GYMS MORE THAN 60 OF THEM SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER PROVES GYMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SPECK OF CASES >> FROM WHAT I HAVE READ IT IS NOT TRANSFERRED BY SWEAT >> BUT IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY IN A GYM IN CHRIS CRAW WELL IN MIAMI SAYS IT IS >> KEEPING IT SANITIZED, KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE, KEEPING YOUR MASK ON, THESE ARE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING

>> Reporter: HERE IN MIAMI-DADE E CLOSE AND REOPENED BY TUESDAY, BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS >> PEOPLE MUST WEAR THEIR MASK AND WEAR IT ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: DOCTORS NOT CONVINCE FOOLPROOF >> IF YOU CAN KEEP 12 DISTANCES, IF NOT MORE, AS WELL AS FACE COVERING AND CONSTANT HAND SANITIZING, IT MIGHT BE SAFE >> Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMEND GR GOERS FOLLOW GUIDELINE, LIMITING INDOOR ACTIVITIES, ESPECIALLY GROUP AND TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WITH SHARED EQUIPMENT AND WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING

SO IS KEEPING GYMS CLOSED CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS? FOR SOME THE ANSWER IS CLEAR >> I'M HAPPY BECAUSE I GAINED 20 POUNDS JUST SITTING HOME EATING STUFF >> Reporter: THE CDC SAYS PHYSICY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER, FUNCTION BETTER AND SLEEP BETTER IN NEW YORK GYMS WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY, BUT GOVERNOR CUOMO DECIDING IT'S TOO SOON >> WE WERE READY TO OPEN AND I'M DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE TODAY IS THE DAY WE WERE RED I DO GO

>> Reporter: AND FILING A CLASS N LAWSUIT >> HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE >> Reporter: THERE IS A SMALL STUDY THAT LOOKED AT THIS QUESTION IN SOUTH KOREA AND THEY FOUND THAT IN WORKOUTS CLOSED IN AREAS PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD CORONAVIRUS IF THEY SPREAD PEOPLE OUT, IT'S LESS LIKELY AND INTERESTINGLY, THOSE DOING THINGS LIKE PILATES AND YOGA, NO SPREAD AT ALL ALLISON? >>> A HOUSTON MAN RECOVERING AFTER GOING TO THE HOSPITAL TWICE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

SHELDON SPENT 12 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL HE WAS RELEASED AFTER SYMPTOMS IMPROVED BUT 12 DAYS LATER, HE RETURNED WITH A COLLAPSED LUNG >> THIS IS A TOTAL WHIRLWIND I WAS ASKED TO BE RELEASED

THEY ARE THINKING I'M FEELING BETTER I FELT SORE AND I DID TAKE A SHOWER THE FIRST NIGHT MY SON OBSERVED MY BACK WAS BLACK AND BLUE IT WAS PART OF THE BUG, HOW IT ATTACKED THE LUNGS AND I HAVE A SPECIAL MACHINE — EXERCISE MACHINE

I KNOW OTHER FOLKS ARE DEALING WITH LUNG ISSUES USED ONE OF THESE TO BE ABLE TO LEARN TO BREATHE AND HOW TO INHALE AGAIN SO, YEAH, I MEAN, YOU THINK YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AND IN A MATTER OF 48, 72 HOURS BACK IN THE ER? THAT'S NOT WHAT LOOKING BETTER SEEMS TO ME WOULD BE DEFINED AS BUT THE MESSAGE I HAVE TO SHARE WITH PEOPLE IS THIS IS REAL THE BUG IS DANGEROUS, AND IT'S NOT A LAUGHING MATTER I SIT HERE LAYING IN THIS BED TODAY

I HAVE A MASK RIGHT HERE I'M NOW COVID NEGATIVE AS OF THE OTHER DAY WHEN I CAME BACK IN, HAVING SHED THE COVID I MAY STILL BE GETTING COVID BUT I'M A HEALTHY GUY I WORE MASKS EVERYWHERE I WENT AND I KNOW THERE IS FOUR OR FIVE PLACES I WENT AND RUN IN

I CHOSE NOT TO WEAR THE MASK FOR A MOMENT AND THE CONSEQUENCES IS AMAZING IT'S BEEN DEVASTATING IN ONE REGARD IT'S BEEN — IT'S A BONDING EXPERIENCE BROUGHT ME TOGETHER — I HAVE THREE AMAZING KIDS TO SEE THESE CHILDREN DEMONSTRATE THEIR STRENGTH AND THEIR FORTITUDE BECAUSE YOU DON'T FIGHT THIS BY YOURSELF

IT TAKES A VILLAGE IT TAKES COMMUNITY IT TAKES A FAMILY AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO OUR COMMUNITY-WIDE PEOPLE NOT RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS THEY EXPOSE PEOPLE TO BECAUSE THEY ARE RUNNING AROUND ASYMPTOMATIC, NOT WILLING TO WEAR A MASK

JUST PUT ON A MASK WE WANT TO GET OUR MARKET BACK TOGETHER WE WANT TO GET OUR COMMUNITY BACK TOGETHER THEY HAVE TO DO IT IN A COOPERATIVE WAY >>> MASKS NOW REQUIRED IN NEW JERSEY OUTDOORS, AS WELL AS IN

>> I THINK WE WERE THE FIRST STATE IN AMERICA TO REQUIRE THEM INDOORS, BUT STRONGLY RECOMMENDED OUT OF DOORS WE ARE GOING TO TURN THAT UP A NOTCH TODAY AND ASK YOU IF YOU CAN'T SOCIALLY DISTANCE, IT'S GOING TO BE REQUIRED IT'S HARDER — ADMITTEDLY THIS IS HARDER TO ENFORCE, WHICH IS WHY IT'S NOT A NO BRAINER, BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS STEP PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE HOT SPOT THAT IS WE ARE SEEING ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE GONE THROUGH HELD IN NEW JERSEY WE HAVE LOST OVER 13,000 PEOPLE WE HAVE BROUGHT OUR NUMBERS WAY DOWN

WE CAN'T GO THROUGH THAT HELD AGAIN >>> AT THE END OF JUNE GOVERNOR MURPHY SAID THE STATE IS NOT READY TO BRING BACK INDOOR DINING IT IS TOUGH ON THE RESTAURANTS, ESPECIALLY ON THE JERSEY SHORE WHERE THEY MAKE MOST OF THEIR MONEY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS WE WENT TO SEASIDE HEIGHTS TO SEE HOW THEY WERE DOING >> IF YOU HAVE NEVER WORK ON THE BOARD WALK BEFORE, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT

SEEING PEOPLE SMILE, SEEING THEM HAVE A GOOD TIME IT GETS IN YOUR BLOOD >> WELCOME TO ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY I'M THE OWNER OF THIS RESTAURANT WE HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE 1948

MY 33RD YEAR ON THE BOARD WALK >> WE ALSO HAVE AN ARCADE, GAMES, MINI GOLF, WATER PARK NORMAL SUMMER WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE BOARD WALK, OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK FROM 12 NOON TO 12 AT NIGHT, AT LEAST TYPICALLY WE HAVE A LOT OF BUSINESS THAT WALKS UP, COME UP FOR A SLICE OF TOMATO PIE BUT THIS YEAR WITH THE PANDEMIC, VERY UNKNOWN AT THIS POINT

>> AT FIRST IT WAS REALLY DIFFICULT WE JUST LOADED THE STORE UP WITH EASTER STUFF AND THEY SHUT DOWN THE BOARDWALK WHAT WE DID WAS PUT EVERYTHING ONLINE WE NEVER SHIPPED ONLINE BEFORE WE ACTUALLY DID VERY WELL, OF COURSE, NOT MUCH BUSINESS WITH THE STORE OPEN, BUT WE PROBABLY DID AROUND A THIRD OF WHAT WE USUALLY DO, WHICH WE WERE HAPPY DOING THAT

WE DIDN'T THINK WE WERE GOING TO DO ANYTHING >> IT WILL BE MIDDLE OF SUMMER BY THE TIME WE GET STARTED I DON'T EVEN WANT TO GUESS WHAT THE PERCENTAGE IS WE LOST, BUT IT'S CONSIDERABLE YOU CAN'T MAKE THAT UP 100 DAYS TO MAKE SO MUCH TO GET US THROUGH TO THE NEXT YEAR AND IF WE DON'T MAKE THAT MONEY IN 100 DAYS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN SEPTEMBER GETS HERE

>> A LOT OF THE WORK HAPPENS FROM MARCH UNTIL MEMORIAL DAY, PREPPING THE RIDES, GETTING THEM READY FOR INSPECTION SO WE HAD TO FURLOUGH A LOT OF OUR EM PLEAS IF IT WASN'T FOR PPE, I WOULD HAVE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN THE PPE MONEY CAME THROUGH AND I HAD MONEY TO KEEP MY EM PLEAS MY EMPLOYEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR BUSINESS

WE HAD EMPLOYEES THAT GOT DIFFERENT JOBS BECAUSE WE HAD NO IDEA WHEN THEY WERE GOING TO OPEN US UP WE USUALLY HAVE 150 OF THE STUDENTS COME OVER THEY ARE NOT COMING THIS YEAR THE PROGRAM WAS DISBANDED ANYONE WE HAVE THAT CAN CLAIM UNEMPLOYMENT IS GETTING $600 TO STAY HOME AT LEAST THROUGH JULY, THE PARENTS DON'T WANT THE KIDS TO WORK BECAUSE OF THE FEARS OF THE CORONAVIRUS

IT'S BEEN RUNNING UP A ROADBLOCK, NO MATTER WHAT AVENUE WE LOOK FOR >> WE DID THE NECESSARY THINGS OF TRYING TO PUT TAPE ON THE BOARD WALK AND ON THE PATIO TO KEEP PEOPLE SIX FEET APART AT THE END OF THE HEIGHT OF THE SEASON HERE, IT'S NOT SCALABLE THE WAY IT IS WE NEED TO GET OPEN, BACK TO NORMAL, TO TAKE IN DOLLARS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME WE NEED TO SURVIVE JUST LITTLE THINGS LIKE ORDERING FACE MASKS FOR THE STAFF AND THERMOMETERS TO TAKE TEMPERATURES WITH, MAKING SURE WE DO ALL THE SPECIFIC SIGNAGE, THAT COSTS SOME MONEY

WE HAVE TO PUT ON EXTRA STAFF DURING THE DAY TO GO AROUND AND FREQUENTLY SANITIZE >> SPECIAL TO MY FAMILY AND ME VERY RESILIENT CROWD AND BOARDWALK THE CHARACTER COMES OUT AS TO HOW YOU WORK, HOW YOU CARRY YOURSELF AND OPERATE

YOU HAVE TO KEEP GOING >> MY BIGGEST HOPE IS THAT WE GET THROUGH THE SUMMER WITHOUT ANY OF MY STAFF GETTING SICK WE HAVE THE CARTS IN PLACE WE TRY TO BE AS SMART AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT'S MY BIGGEST CONCERN AND THEN OBVIOUSLY THE SECOND ONE RIGHT NEXT TO IT IS MAKING SURE WE MAKE ENOUGH MONEY THAT THE COMPANY DOESN'T HAVE TO SUFFER, SO TWO BIG FEARS AND THEY ARE REAL EVEN THOUGH WE ARE SEPARATE BUSINESSES, WE TRY AS A COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER TO MAKE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE AT SEASIDE HEIGHTS

>>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS

>>> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH >>> IT'S NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 5:00 EASTERN >> WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING IT'S TV, MOVIES

EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IT'S SPORTS, STOCKS — >> WAIT, THERE IS MORE >> MORE? >> YES, MORE >> TONS IT'S UP STUFF, LOVE STUFF TRENDING, MIND BENDING, LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> YOU SEE THIS, YOU REMEMBER THAT

YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT'S FOR YOU >> IT'S MONKEY AND IT'S FREE THAT'S PEACOCK, THAT'S WHO, THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S WHY >> BOOM MIKE DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>>> TO THINK WE HAVE SOME POSTRACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR IN ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KID >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT, BUT NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISHHE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING WITH YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS >>> BASICALLY STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN, SENDING THINGS BACK DOWN TO THE LOWER COURTS AND START ALL OVER AGAIN TO A CERTAIN POINT I'M SATISFIED IT IS A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT, THE LIKES OF NOBODY HAVE SEEN BEFORE A PURE WITCH HUNT, A HOAX

JUST LIKE THE MUELLER WAS A HOAX AND I WON WE WENT TO THE FEDERAL LOVE AND WE WON VERY DECISIVELY AND IT WAS SENT TO NEW YORK AND YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN NEW YORK EVERYONE IS LEAVING AND TURNING INTO A HELD HOLE PEOPLE ARE LEAVING NEW YORK

IT'S A WITCH HUNT IT WAS BEFORE I GOT HERE WHEN OBAMA AND BIDEN AND EVERYONE ELSE WAS — MY CAMPAIGN ILLEGAL LIE >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTING TO THE SUPREME COURT RULINGS ON HIS TAXES TODAY ACCORDING TO THE ONE OF DECISIONS, CONGRESS CAN'T SEE HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS FOR NOW, BUT HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT >> SO HERE WE ARE

SUPREME COURT, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT APPOINTEES HAVE DECLARED THAT HE IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE EVEN SAYING ABOUT IT I HEAR HE IS TWEETING ONE THING AND OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING ANOTHER BUT WHATEVER IT IS, IT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES >>> NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT LEEANN CALDWELL JOINING ME NOW

LEEANN, PELOSI SAYS THIS IS NOW GOING TO THE LOWER COURTS WHAT SHOULD WE BE WATCHING >> Reporter: THEY CONTINUE TO KES CASE THEY NOTE WHILE IT'S NOT AN IMMEDIATE VICTORY FOR THEM, THE CASE IS NOT COMPLETELY DONE THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT CLOSE THE DOOR FOR THEM

SO THIS IS GOING BACK TO THE LOWER COURT THE LOWER COURT HAS ALREADY TWICE RULED IN THEIR FAVOR THE SUPREME COURT NOW SAYS THAT THEY HAVE — THEY HAVE TO CREATE A MUCH MORE CLEAR PATH OF WHAT THEY WANT AND PELOSI SAYS NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS LAID OUT SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY NEED TO SHOW THE LOWER COURT, THEY ARE VERY CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL PREVAIL BUT THE THING IS, ALLISON, IT'S NOT GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME

THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN IN THE COURTS FOR OVER A YEAR IT CAN TAKE SOME MORE TIME BEFORE WE GET ANY FINALIZATION ON THIS CASE >> LEEANN, WHAT ARE WE HEARING FROM LAWMAKERS ON THIS? >> Reporter: YEAH, THE LAWMAKERS ARE SAYING THE RULE — THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT — IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND HERE WE HAVE FROM ADAM SCHIFF, HEAD OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE, HE SAYS THAT SUCH A DELAY IS DANGEROUS, BUT WE REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL SO HE'S TALKING ABOUT THE DELAY THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS SAID BECAUSE THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE DECIDED IMMEDIATELY

HE SAYS THAT IMPACT IT IS PRESIDENT'S POLICIES AND NATIONAL SECURITY REPUBLICANS, ON THE OTHER HAND , THEY SAY IT'S A DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT WILL NOT END THE DEMOCRAT'S PARTISAN DECISION BY REPRESENTATIVE JIM JORDAN THOSE ARE TWO SAMPLES OF WHAT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING, BUT THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH IN UNION DEMOCRATS SAY IT WAS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT THEY DID NOT GET A DIRECT WIN

THIS CASE LIVES ON AND THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT CLOSE THE DOOR >> LEEANN, SEPARATE FROM THIS CASE THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMUNITY HAS REQUESTED THE TAX RETURNS DOES THIS COURT RULING AFFECT THAT >> IT COULD SO THE WAYS AND MEANS IT IS IN A DIFFERENT COURT AND DIFFERENT JURISDICTION

THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE TAX LAWS WILL SAY THAT THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE ACTUALLY HAVE ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS THE PRESIDENT, OF COURSE, IS CHALLENGING THAT IN THE COURT SO IT'S IN A LOWER COURT THE JUDGE IN THAT CASE SAYS THEY WANTED TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE SUPREME COURT RULES IN THESE OTHER SUBPOENAS BEFORE THEY MAKE A DECISION MOVING FORWARD NOW, ANOTHER THING, DEMOCRATS I'M TALKING TO ON THE HILL SAY THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO SUBPOENA THE ADMINISTRATION IS A VERY GOOD SIGN SO MIGHT NOT ONLY BE A GOOD SIGN IN ALL THEIR OTHER INVESTIGATIONS, BUT PERHAPS THIS OTHER SPECIFIC CASE REGARDING THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, WHICH IS ALSO TRYING TO GET THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS

SO WE COULD HEAR FROM THE JUDGE IN THAT CASE RELATIVELY SOON >> LEEANN, ALSO ON CAPITOL HILL, JEFFREY BERT MAN FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK TESTIFIED BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ABOUT HIS FIRING I KNOW THAT WAS A CLOSED DOOR HEARING, BUT I KNOW THINGS TRICKLE OUT OF THOSE HEARS, WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD SO FAR >> WE OBTAINED BERMAN'S OPENING STATEMENT AND IN THAT STATEMENT IT WAS VERY DETAILED TAKE ON WHAT HAPPENED

HE TALKED ABOUT ONE NIGHT WHEN ATTORNEY GENERAL BAR ASKED HIM TO MEET HIM IN HIS HOTEL ROOM AT THE PIERRE HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY, AND HE ASKED HIM TO STEP DOWN, SAYING HE WANTED TO REPLACE HIM TO THE CURRENT HEAD OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION BERMAN SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO STEP DOWN, HE THOUGHT HEAD OF THE SCC WAS NOT QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB AND A LOT OF INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON THAT HE NEEDED TO SEE BAR'S RESPONSE WAS, WELL, IF YOU DON'T STEP DOWN, YOU ARE GETTING FIRED AND GETTING FIRED WILL BE BAD FOR YOUR RESUME AND HE THEN LATER PUT OUT A STATEMENT TO THE PRESS SAYING THAT BERMAN HAD STEPPED DOWN WHEN IN FACT HE DIDN'T THAT WAS ONE EVERYTHING BECAME PUBLIC AND THERE WAS A STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND BERMAN

EVENTUALLY, BERMAN STEPPED ASIDE AND THE CLOSED DOOR HEARING, I'M TOLD, — TALKING ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL HEAR FROM AG BAR AND THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT HE WILL BE ASKED ALLISON? >> LEANNE CALDWELL FROM CAPITOL HILL THANK YOU SO MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT >> THANK YOU >> I'M ALLISON MORRIS AND YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

THE LATEST FROM NBC NEWSCOM WHAT HAVE YOU GOT FOR US TODAY? >> GREAT TO SEE YOU A LOT OF NEWS THIS HOUR FIRST, MICHAEL COHEN HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY VIOLATING HIS RELEASE

'S ATTORNEY TOLD PHOTOS OF HIM MAY HAVE PROMPTED HIS RETURN TO JAIL >> ICE SAID HE IS A VICTIM OF PERSECUTION AFTER TWO DECISIONS ABOUT HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS TODAY

THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT THE PROSECUTOR CAN ASK FOR THOSE RECORDS WE WILL HAVE THE DETAILS IN A MOMENT >> MEANWHILE NEW NUMBERS OUT TODAY 13 MILLION AMERICANS FILING FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK

THE CLAIMS ARE HISTORICALLY HIGH BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC BUT THEY HAVE DECLINED FOR 14 WEEKS WITH THAT IN MIND A NUMBER OF STATES ARE SEEING DEVASTATING RESULTS AND CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA ARE AMONG 12 STATES WITH RECORD- BREAKING NEW INFECTIONS DOCTOR FAUCI HAD THIS MORNING >> RATHER THAN THINKING IN TERMS OF REVERTING TO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN, WE NEED TO GET THE STATE PAUSING IN THEIR OPENING PROCESS, LOOKING AT WHAT DID NOT WORK WELL AND TRYING TO MITIGATE THAT >> MEANWHILE STARBUCKS ANNOUNCED IT WILL REQUIRE ALL CUSTOMERS TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS FOLLOWING A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES TRYING TO GRAPPLE WITH REOPENING THEIR STORES WHILE KEEPING THE CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE

IN A STATEMENT THEY SAID PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS CAN ORDER BY DRY THROUGH AND CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY >> PARTS OF FIFTH AVENUE WERE SHUT DOWN TODAY IN ORDER TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER OUTSIDE TRUMP TOWER THE MAYOR JOINED THE CITY WORKERS IN THIS EFFORT PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT A SYMBOL OF HATE >> THESE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES

WE WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE UPDATES >> I CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO NEW YORK CITY AND CHECK IT OUT CLOSE TO 30 ROCK THANK YOU SO MUCH >> PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAXES

THEY RULED THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT A NEW TO A SUBPOENA THE SUPREME COURT WON'T LET CONGRESS SHE THOSE DOCUMENTS FOR NOW THIS WILL HEAD BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS JOINING ME NOW, PETE WILLIAMS THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE

PETE, WALK US THROUGH THE RULING TODAY >>>>REPORTER: SURE THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED THE PRESIDENT'S CLAIM THAT HE WAS CATEGORICALLY ABSOLUTELY IMMUNE FROM THESE KINDS OF SUBPOENAS HIS ARGUMENT HAD BEEN THAT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CAN'T BE INDICTED HE WAS THEREFORE IMMUNE FROM ANY PART OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS INCLUDING GRAND JURY SUBPOENAS THE SUPREME COURT SAID NO UNANIMOUSLY

HE ALSO SAID IF YOU LET A LOCAL PROSECUTOR GET MATERIAL FROM A SITTING PRESIDENT BECAUSE LOCAL PROSECUTORS ARE ELECTED THAT COULD CREATE A NEW WAY TO HARASS THE PRESIDENT THE COURT ALSO REJECTED THAT THE VOTE TODAY WAS 7-2 THE TWO DISSENTERS, THOMAS AND ALITO SAID WHEN YOU WANT TO SUBPOENA SOMETHING THERE HAS TO BE A HIGHER STANDARD THAN IF YOU SUBPOENA SOMEONE NEXT DOOR AND THAT IS WHAT THEY DEFENDED THE COURT RULING SAID YES, THE PRESIDENT CANNOT FEND OFF THE SUBPOENA

THEY SENT IT TO A LOWER COURT TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT A CHANCE TO DO WHAT ANYONE ELSE CAN DO WHEN THEY ARE MET WITH A SUBPOENA, CLAIMING IT'S TOO BROAD AND I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO RESPOND TO THIS AND IT'S NOT ACCOUNTABLE FRANKLY, HIS ABILITY TO PREVAIL SEEMS SOMEWHAT LIMITED THE ODDS ARE THAT ULTIMATELY THE PROSECUTOR WILL EVENTUALLY GET HIS HANDS ON THESE DOCUMENTS BECAUSE OF SECRECY IT IS DOUBTFUL THEY WILL BE MADE PUBLIC FOR THE SECOND ONE, THE COURT REJECTED HIS CATEGORICAL APPROACH THAT CONGRESS CAN'T GET THIS KIND OF MATERIAL BECAUSE THAT IS NOT A LEGITIMATE THING TO DO

THIS WAS A LITTLE MORE BALANCED THAN IN THE OTHER CASES THEY SAID THAT — AND BY THE WAY NEVER BEFORE HAS THE SUPREME COURT HAD TO REFEREE A FIGHT LIKE THIS FOR DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO A PRESIDENT THIS IS A FIRST THESE THINGS USUALLY GET WORKED OUT IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS THIS DID NOT

THE COURT SAID YOU'VE GOT TWO POLITICAL BRANCHES AND YOU MUST STRIKE A BALANCE WHEN CONGRESS WANTS SOMETHING FROM THE PRESIDENT THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW THAT THEY WANT THIS FOR A LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND IT IS NARROWLY FOCUSED AND THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO GET IT AND SO FORTH THIS MEANS AS A PRACTICAL MATTER CONGRESS IS GOING TO HAVE TO RE-SHARPEN THEIR SUBPOENA IT'S VERY BROAD IN THAT SENSE CONGRESS IS ITS OWN WORST ENEMY

ONE OTHER NOTE IN BOTH THESE CASES THE 7-2 VOTE THE TWO TRAP APPOINTEES VOTED WITH THE MAJORITY >> TOM, LET'S GO TO YOU IN PARTICULAR THE SIDEBANDS CASE

HOW DID WE GET HERE? WHY ARE THEY GOING AFTER THE FINANCIAL RECORDS IN THE FIRST PLACE? Reporter: NOT BECAUSE OF THE LEGAL ACTION THEY SUBPOENAED A THIRD PARTY, THE CUSTODIAN THE ACCOUNTING FIRM THAT PREPARES THE TAXES AND GET THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS TO PUT THE TAX DOCUMENTS TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED IS, THEY WERE SERVED A SUBPOENA AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME PRESIDENT TRUMP THROUGH HIS ATTORNEYS SUED THEM TO STOP THE RECORDS FROM BEING TURNED OVER THAT IS HOW WE GOT OURSELVES HERE TO THE SUPREME COURT IN THIS DECISION TODAY

THEY WANT TO LOOK AND SEE THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE TAX RETURNS BUT THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS AND WHAT WENT INTO THEM AND WHAT WERE THE CLAIMS THAT COULD LEAD TO THE OFFICIAL FILINGS? OVER THE PROPERTY VALUES OR REVENUES OR ANY SORT OF BACKGROUND FINANCIAL INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL? THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO LOOK AT THERE ARE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS THAT HE HAS DENIED HE HAS BEEN CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN MANHATTAN WHERE THE DAS OFFICE IS THERE IS A VALID STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

THAT'S WHERE THE CASE IS AND HOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT TODAY AS PETE SAYS, WE ARE A LONG WAY FROM ANY FINALITY, ALLISON >> NO DOUBT HE IS HAPPY ABOUT THE RULING WHAT DID HE SAY? >> IN A STATEMENT HE SAID THIS IS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY FOR OUR SYSTEM OF JUSTICE AND THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLE THAT NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW OUR INVESTIGATION WHICH WAS DELAYED FOR ALMOST A YEAR WILL RESUME, GUIDED BY THE GRAND JURY'S OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW THE LAW AND THE FACTS WHERE THEY MAY LEAVE

AN IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR VANCE BUT STOP ALONG THE JOURNEY OF GETTING THESE DOCUMENTS IT HAS BEEN REMANDED TO THE LOWER COURT AND WE EXPECT SOMETIME BEFORE DECISION TO BE MADE IT'S POSSIBLE WE WILL HEAR WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO FROM THE TEAM AND HEAR WHERE IT GOES FROM THERE THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEYS WILL CHALLENGE THIS AND THE LEGAL BACK-AND-FORTH WILL CONTINUE >> FOR FOLKS THINKING WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS, DON'T GET TOO EXCITED

DO WE HAVE A SENSE OF HOW THIS COULD GO IN THE LOWER COURT? >> WELL, MY GUESS IS, VANCE WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL HE WILL GET THE MATERIALS THAT HE SEEKS BUT BECAUSE OF THE SECRECY RULES THEY WON'T BE MADE PUBLIC AND WE WILL KEEP THE TAX RETURNS UNLESS, FOR EXAMPLE, THEY BRING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST SOMEONE SEEKING TO USE THE TAX RETURNS AS EVIDENCE IN COURT EVEN THEN, THE ACCESS MIGHT BE RESTRICTED IS CONGRESS GOT THEM THEY WOULD SAY THAT THEY WOULD RESPECT PRIVACY YOU CAN BE SURE THAT IT WOULD LEAK OUT EVENTUALLY

IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE CONGRESS GETS THESE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO, FRANKLY, HAVE TO REDO THE SUBPOENA AND WE ARE TALKING — CONGRESS IS HANDICAPPED BY THE PANDEMIC THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME DOING ANYTHING WITH AN ELECTION COMING UP YOU ARE LOOKING AT REALISTICALLY SOMETIME AFTER THE ELECTION IF CONGRESS TRIES AGAIN WOULD TRY AGAIN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP ISN'T REELECTED WOULD THE STEAM GO OUT? YOUR ASSESSMENT IS AS GOOD AS MINE NUMBER ONE, THESE DECISIONS ARE LANDMARK RULINGS ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT AND RAN JURY TO GET THESE MATERIALS

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, NEVER BEFORE IN HISTORY >> NUMBER 2, THIS IS A BIG FEET AND THE ONE IN CONGRESS NOT SO MUCH >> THREE, WE WON'T SEE — IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN LOOKING AT THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS, YOU WILL BE WAITING A LONG TIME >> OKAY GREAT TO HAVE YOU TODAY

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> OUR PLEASURE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP WASTING NO TIME TWEETING ABOUT THIS RULING ON HIS TAXES CALLING IT POLITICAL PROSECUTION OUR POLITICAL REPORTER JOINS US NOW

THE PRESIDENT HAD A STRING OF TWEETS WHAT ELSE IS HE SAYING? YES, WE HEARD HIM REACT ON CAMERA IN A SECOND MEETING WHERE HE WAS ASKED FOR HIS REACTION ANYTIME HE FELT HE HAS BEEN POLITICALLY PERSECUTED HE HAS LASHED OUT SAYING IT'S AN UNFAIR SYSTEM HE IS PLEASED AS HE SAID IN HIS WORDS WITH THE RESULTS OF THE CASE BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS FROM THE OTHER END, SOMETHING WE'D HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION HE LIKES TO PLAY HIMSELF AS THE VICTIM OF A WITCH HUNT AND HE REPEATEDLY SAID THIS IS SOMETHING HE THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE USED AND IS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS ALSO INCLUDED IN HIS OWN SUPREME COURT NOMINEES WHO SIDED WITH THE MAJORITY HERE

THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL PIECES IT IS HARD FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TO IGNORE THE PRESIDENT IS PLEASED, AT LEAST, WITH THE IMPORTANT DECISION REGARDING HIS TAX RETURNS AND THE OTHER ONE, HE IS FALLING IT, CALLING IT POLITICALLY MOTIVATED >> MONICA, HOW IS HIS LEGAL TEAM RESPONDING? >> WE HAVE A STATEMENT FROM ONE OF HIS PRIVATE ATTORNEYS AND HE SAYS WE ARE PLEASED IN THE DECISION ISSUED TODAY THE SUPREME COURT HAS TEMPORARY BLOCKED CONGRESS AND THE PROSECUTORS FROM ATTAINING THE FINANCIAL RECORDS AND WE WILL NOW PROCEED TO RAISE ADDITIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE LOWER COURTS

ESSENTIALLY SAYING THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THE TIMELINE APPROACH , NOT NECESSARILY WITH THE OUTCOME BUT THEY ARE PLEASED TO SEE IT WILL BE ANOTHER COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE WE KNOW HOW THAT CASE WILL RESOLVE THE PRESIDENT IS NEVER SHY ABOUT SPEAKING OUT WHEN HE FEELS HE IS UNDER ATTACK AND UNDER PRESSURE POLITICALLY WHICH IS WHAT WE'VE SEEN FROM HIM AND HIS ATTORNEYS TODAY, ALLISON >> ON THAT NOTE, CAVANAUGH AND GORE SUCH BOAST, BOTH TRUMP APPOINTEES, RULED HE IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW HOW DOES HE FEEL ABOUT HIS APPOINTEES NOW? >> WE KNOW IT FROM THE PRESS SECRETARY, KALEIGH McENANY SHE TOOK LESSONS ON THIS TOPIC AND WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF THIS IN THE BRIEFING

TAKE A LISTEN >> THE JUSTICES ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION IT'S AN INDEPENDENT BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AS FOR THE DECISION HE POINTED OUT IT WAS JUSTICE CAVANAUGH THAT SAID THERE WAS UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT THIS SHOULD BE REMANDED TO THE DISTRICT COURT WHERE THE PRESIDENT MAY RAISE ARGUMENTS A UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT THERE WAS A NOTE IN THE ROBERTS OPINION THAT THE NEW YORK STATE CASE, BASICALLY THE GRAND JURY SAID THEY WERE PROHIBITED FROM ARBITRARY FISHING EXPEDITIONS AND INITIATING MITIGATIONS OUT OF MALICE OR INTENTION TO HARASS

THEY MADE IT CLEAR THAT THIS WAS A WIN FOR THE PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU THEY ARE PARSING THE LANGUAGE TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS APPOINTEES MADE THINGS TO BACK UP HIS ARGUMENT BUT THAT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL OUTCOME OF THE CASES THIS WAS AN ISSUE DOWN THE LINE AS PETE AND TOM POINTED OUT, IT IS UNLIKELY WE WILL SEE THE TAX RETURNS BEFORE NOVEMBER BUT WE CAN EXPECT THE DEMOCRATS TO CONTINUE TO CALL FOR THEM

ALISON ? >> YES, AND ON THE FLIP SIDE WE PROBABLY WON'T SEE THIS BEFORE THE ELECTION HOW WILL THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE THAT IS NOT GOING AWAY? YES THEY WERE CAPITALIZING ON THIS, TRYING TO SPIN WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE PERCEIVES AS A VICTORY IN THE CASES SENT TO THE LOWER COURSE COURT THIS CAMPAIGN IS CONSTANTLY TOUTING THE PRESIDENT'S TWO SUPREME COURT NOMINEES AND THIS WAS SHOUTED FROM THE ROOF DROPS TOPS

WE CONTINUE TO EXPECT THEM TO SEE THIS WHEN YOU TRY TO PUT INTO CONTEXT WHAT THEY SAID IN THIS DECISION , NOT COMPLETELY SIDING WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTED BUT I THINK HE WILL CONTINUE TO REFRAIN THIS IS SOMETHING THEY BELIEVE TO BE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AND I THINK THEY ARE GLAD TO SEE THAT THE TAX RETURNS WILL NOT BE OUT BEFORE THE ELECTION ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT, MONICA ALBA THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING >> >>> ANOTHER 13 MILLION AMERICANS FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK, THE 16th WEEK THAT JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE STAYED ABOVE 1 MILLION

OUR CORRESPONDENT IS JOINING US NOW WHERE ARE THE CLAIMS COMING FROM? IS THERE A DIRECT CORRELATION? OF THE STATE BEING HIT THE HARDEST THE SAME PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL HELP? YES, IN SOME CASES IT IS LAST WEEK THE NUMBERS IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS AND FLORIDA, SOME OF THE BUSIER ECONOMIES RIGHT NOW TOOK THE BIGGEST HIT THE OTHER NUMBER BEYOND THE 13 MILLION THAT MATTERS IS THE 1 MILLION CLAIMING PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

YOU HAVE 23 MILLION WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT FILING FOR THESE BENEFITS AS YOU SAID IT'S THE 16th WEEK AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE CHART, ALISON, AND WE LOVE LOOKING AT THE DATA, THERE IS A PLATEAU OF JOBLESS CLAIMS YES, WE ARE OFF THE MARCH HIGH AND ECONOMIES ARE REOPENING BUT THERE IS STILL MAJOR LAYOFFS AND RESTRUCTURING ACROSS-THE-BOARD

>> MORE THAN 48 MILLION HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT CAN AT THE NUMBERS IN THE STATS, ARE THERE POSITIVE SIGNS FOR OUR ECONOMY PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THIS TRYING TO FIND THIS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT OR HOPEFUL ABOUT >> YOU CAN BE HOPEFUL ABOUT CONTINUING CLAIMS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CONTINUE TO COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AS OF TWO WEEKS AGO ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REPORT IT IS 18 MILLION WORKERS IN THE U

S THAT NUMBER IS COMING OFF OF 20 MILLION AND WE ARE STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE STARTING, STOPPING COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT BUT 18 MILLION IS STILL A HIGH NUMBER WE EXPECT THIS TO REMAIN IN THE MILLIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE COMPANIES LIKE UNITED AIRLINES SAYING THEY WILL FURLOUGH INVOLUNTARILY UP TO 36,000 PEOPLE COME OCTOBER 1 >> JO, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT THEY SAID THEY COULD FURLOUGH 36,000 EMPLOYEES

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS UNION TALKED ABOUT THAT TODAY LET'S LISTEN >> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION COMBINE BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE'VE SEEN BEFORE THIS MEANS A PROBLEM FOR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IF WE DON'T GET FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR OUR JOBS

>> I KNOW THE AIRLINES AREN'T THE ONLY INDUSTRY DEALING WITH THAT WHAT OTHER INDICES ARE STILL FEELING THE STRAIN AND HAVING A HARD TIME RECOVERING AND THINKING ABOUT LETTING PEOPLE GO?>> Reporter: THE NUMBER ONE TO BE WATCHING OUTSIDE OF THE AIRLINES IS RETAIL WALGREENS TODAY SAID THEY WILL CUT 4000 JOBS YOU SAW YESTERDAY BOOKS BROTHERS FILING FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY, CLOSING 50 STORES THE OLDEST RETAIL BRAND

WALGREENS IS ALSO SUFFERING THEY HAD A BUNCH OF GOOD SALES AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC AND THINGS HAVE FLATLINED WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BROAD RETAIL PICTURE YOU WILL SEE STORES CLOSING I TALKED TO THIS RESEARCH COMPANY AND THEY DO THE FORECAST ABOUT STORE CLOSINGS AND THE ESTIMATED 25,000 WILL CLOSE WHEN I TALKED TO THEM AGAIN THEY SAID IT WILL BE MORE LIKE 35,000 OR 40,000 STORE CLOSURES ON A PERMANENT BASIS, ALISON

SHE SAID BANKRUPTCIES ARE GOING TO SKYROCKET SIGNIFICANTLY >> THESE ARE SCARY NUMBERS JO LING KENT, GREAT TO SEE YOU SOME DAY WE WILL BE TALKING AND THE JOBLESS LANES WILL BE ALONE 1 MILLION WE WILL GET THERE EVENTUALLY

IT MIGHT TAKE AWHILE >> I BELIEVE SO TOO >> THANK YOU, JO >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> BREAKING NEWS

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>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE THEY'VE BEEN >> BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> I ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> WE CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE LIBERTY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THIS COULD DOVETAIL IN THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF THE PROTEST? >> I THOUGHT THE RULINGS WERE STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN, SENDING IT BACK TO THE LOWER COURT TO START ALL OVER AGAIN AND ONE POINT I'M SATISFIED

THIS IS A POLITICAL WITCHHUNT A PURE WITCHHUNT AND A HOAX JUST LIKE THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION THIS IS ANOTHER HOAX IS PURELY POLITICAL WE WON DECISIVELY AND THEN SOMEONE SENT IT TO NEW YORK

EVERYONE IS LEAVING IT TURNED OUT TO BE A HELL HOLE >> THEY WERE ILLEGALLY SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTING TO THE RULING ON HIS TAXES TODAY ACCORDING TO ONE OF THE DECISIONS CONGRESS CANNOT SEE HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS BUT NANCY PELOSI SAID THIS SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT

>> HERE WE ARE THE SUPREME COURT, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT'S APPOINTEES HAVE DECLARED HE IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING I HEARD HE IS TWEETING ONE THING AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING ANOTHER THING WHATEVER IT IS, IT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT

>> OUR CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW SPEAKER PELOSI SAID THIS GO TO THE LOWER COURTS WHAT SHOULD WE WATCH FOR HERE? >> THAT'S RIGHT THEY BOWED TO CONTINUE TO TRACKING THIS THEY KNOW IT'S NOT AN IMMEDIATE VICTORY BUT THE CASE IS NOT REALLY, COMPLETELY DONE AND THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT CLOSE THE DOOR FOR THEM

THIS IS GOING TO GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURT THE LOWER COURT HAS TWICE RULED IN THEIR FAVOR THE SUPREME COURT SAYS THEY HAVE TO CREATE A MORE CLEAR PATH OF WHAT THEY WANT LOSEY SAID NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS LAID OUT WHAT THEY NEED TO SHOW THE LOWER COURT, THEY ARE CONFIDENT THEY WILL PREVAIL THE THING IS, ALISON, THIS WILL TAKE SOME TIME

THIS HAS BEEN IN THE COURTS FOR OVER A YEAR AND WE COULD SEE SOME TIME BEFORE WE GET FINALIZATION ON THE CASE >> >> WHAT ARE THEY HEARING FROM THE LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL? >> WELL, DEMOCRATS SAY IT IS THE RULE AND THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW WE HEARD FROM ADAM SCHIFF, THE HEAD OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HE SAID THIS DELAY IS DANGEROUS WE REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL PREVAIL HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE DELAY THE SUPREME COURT HAS MADE BECAUSE THIS WILL NOT BE DECIDED IMMEDIATELY

HE SAID THIS IMPACTS THE PRESIDENT POLICIES AND NATIONAL SECURITY REPUBLICANS, ON THE OTHER HAND SAY THAT THIS DECISION BY THE SUPREME COURT WILL NOT END UP THEIR PARTISAN OBSESSION, THIS IS FROM JIM JORDAN THOSE ARE TWO EXAMPLES OF WHAT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THEY ARE IN UNISON DEMOCRATS SAY TODAY WAS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THEY DID NOT GET A DIRECT WIN BUT THE CASE GOES ON IN THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT CLOSE THE DOOR

>> LEIGH ANN, SEPARATE FROM THIS CASE THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS BUT HE HAS ALSO REQUESTED THE TAX RETURN DOES THIS AFFECT THAT? >>>>REPORTER: IT COULD THE WAY THEY ARE DOING THIS, THE ENTIRE CASE IS IN A DIFFERENT COURT WITH A DIFFERENT JURISDICTION THEY SAY THAT THE TAX LAWS, THE WAYS AND MEANS MIDI HAS ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS AND HE IS CHALLENGING THAT IN THE COURT SO, IT IS IN A LOWER COURT AND THE JUDGE IN THAT CASE SAID THEY WANT TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT IS THE SUPREME COURT RULES BEFORE THEY MAKE A DECISION MOVING FORWARD

ANOTHER THING, DEMOCRATS ON THE HILL SAY THE FACT THAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID THEY COULD CONTINUE TO SUBPOENA THE ADMINISTRATION IS A VERY GOOD SIGN IT MIGHT NOT ONLY BE A GOOD SIGN IN THEIR INVESTIGATION BUT IN THIS CASE REGARDING THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE WHICH IS ALSO TRYING TO GET THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS WE WILL HEAR FROM THE JUDGE IN THAT CASE RELATIVELY SOON >> ALSO ON CAPITOL HILL JEFFREY BERMAN FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK TESTIFIED BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ABOUT HIS FIRING LAST MONTH I KNOW IT WAS A CLOSED DOOR HEARING BUT I KNOW THAT THINGS TRICKLE OUT

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM THAT SO FAR?>> Reporter: WE OBTAINED HIS OPENING STATEMENT AND IN THE OPENING STATEMENT IT WAS VERY DETAILED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED HE TALKED ABOUT ONE NIGHT WHEN ATTORNEY GENERAL BAR ASKED TO MEET HIM AT THE PIERRE HOTEL IN NEW YORK AND HE ASKED BERMAN TO STEP DOWN SAYING HE WANTED TO REPLACE HIM WITH THE CURRENT HEAD OF SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION BERMAN SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO STEP DOWN AND HE THOUGHT THE HEAD OF THE SEC WAS NOT QUALIFIED FOR THE JOB WOULD THERE ARE A LOT OF INVESTIGATIONS ONGOING BARR 'S RESPONSE WAS, IF YOU DON'T STEP DOWN YOU WILL GET FIRED AND THAT WILL BE BAD FOR YOUR RESUME AND IT WILL BE BAD FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER STILL, BERMAN DIDN'T STEP DOWN

HE REFUSED BARR LATER PUT OUT A STATEMENT TO THE PRESS SAYING THAT BERMAN HAD STEPPED DOWN WHEN, IN FACT, HE DID THAT WAS WHEN EVERYTHING BECAME PUBLIC AND THERE WAS A PUBLIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND BERMAN EVENTUALLY BERMAN STEPPED ASIDE

THE CLOSED DOOR HEARING, I'M TOLD, TALKING ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE OPENING STATEMENT AND THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL HEAR FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS AND THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS THAT HE IS ASKED ALISON? >> LEIGH ANN CALDWELL FROM CAPITOL HILL YOU NEVER QUIT THANK YOU SO MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT

>> >>> NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LED TO THE DEATH OF BREANNA TAYLOR WE HAVE AUDIO FROM THE INTERVIEWS AND THE OFFICERS SAID THEY KNOCKED AND ANNOUNCED THEMSELVES BEFORE ENTERING THE APARTMENT IN MARCH HERE IS PART OF AN INTERVIEW WITH THE OFFICER THAT LED THE RAID >> IN A PREOPERATIONAL BRIEFING YOU CONSIDERED THIS A COUPLE OF TIMES THROUGHOUT THE INVESTIGATION ? >> RIGHT >> BASED ON INFORMATION THAT THE LEAD HAD CONCERNS ABOUT THE ENTIRE INVESTIGATION

ABOUT DRUG TRAFFICKING >> THAT IS WHAT MADE YOU COME UP WITH THE ORIGINAL — I WILL TRY TO GET TO THE DOOR IN THE MOST PASSING WAY >> THE INVESTIGATIVE RECORDER JOINS ME NOW WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THE NIGHT OF THE POLICE RAID? >>>>REPORTER: IT OFFERS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE TWO ACCOUNTS, ONE FROM THE POLICE SIDE OF THE FIRST OFFICER WHO INSIST S THAT THEY KNOCKED SEVERAL TIMES AND THE OTHER SIDE FROM HER BOYFRIEND WHO WAS IN THE HOUSE WITH HER WHO SAID THEY HEARD THE KNOCKING THEY NEVER HEARD POLICE

HE CONTINUES TO BE UNDER THE IMPRESSION IT WAS SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE HOUSE, NOT THE POLICE UNTIL AFTER THE SHOOTING OCCURRED >> LISA, THE INVESTIGATOR DOING THE INTERVIEW ASKED ABOUT WHY ONE OF THE OFFICERS OPENED FIRE LET'S PLAY THAT >> DID YOU IMMEDIATELY DROP DOWN? >> NO

I GOT OF A FULL ROUND AS SOON AS HE FIRED I FIRED BACK BOOM, BOOM, BOOM I FIRED BACK AND WENT DOWN >> BECAUSE OF YOUR POSITION, INITIALLY WHEN THERE ARE SHOTS AND RIGHTFULLY SO YOU ARE RETURNING FIRE, YOU SAID YOU MADE A CONSCIOUS DECISION

I'M INJURED AND I NEED TO MOVE SO THEY CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES AND ME AS WELL I DON'T WANT TO PUT WORDS INTO YOUR MOUTH >> THAT'S IT >> LISA, YOUR TEAM SPOKE WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERTS WHAT DO THEY TELL YOU?>> Reporter: THEY SAID THEY THOUGHT SOME QUESTIONS WERE BLEEDING

INVESTIGATORS WERE GIVING THE OFFICER MORE INFORMATION THAN THEY WERE GETTING FROM HIM GIVEN THAT THIS IS A TEAM THAT INVESTIGATES POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS, THE EXPERTS TOLD US THEY HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED THEY ALSO SUGGESTED IT WOULD BE POTENTIALLY A BETTER PRACTICE TO HAVE DIFFERENT TEAMS INTERVIEW THE OFFICERS VERSUS BREONNA TAYLOR 'S BOYFRIEND WHO WAS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER ON A POLICE OFFICER THOSE CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED EXPERTS SUGGEST IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE SEPARATE INTERVIEWS AND INVESTIGATIONS

AS THINGS GO FORWARD >> LISA, THE TIMING IS ALSO RAISING QUESTIONS WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> BREONNA TAYLOR 'S BOYFRIEND WAS INTERVIEWED AFTER THE SHOOTING HE WATCHED HIS GIRLFRIEND DIE AS FAR AS HE KNEW AND THEN HE WAS BROUGHT TO THE POLICE STATION THIS TOOK PLACE THAT NIGHT

THE OTHER OFFICER, OFFICER MATTINGLY, WAS INTERVIEWED 12 DAYS LATER KENNETH WALKER FIRED A SHOT, THINKING IT WAS AN INTRUDER IN POLICE FIRED BACK MATTINGLY WAS IN THE HOSPITAL EXPERTS HAVE QUESTIONS AS TO WHETHER THE POLICE SHOULD'VE WAITED 12 DAYS FOR INTERVIEWING HIM HE WAS AN EYEWITNESS

THERE IS A LOT OF MEMORY THAT COULD BE LOST AND HE COULD HAVE CONSULTED WITH HIS ATTORNEY LAST, THE INTERVIEWS RAISE THE QUESTION OF HOW MUCH TIME HAD PASSED BEFORE THE EMTs WHEN IN TO ATTEND TO BREONNA TAYLOR WE KNOW THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF TIME BEFORE THE POLICE ENTERED THEY WAITED THEY PULLED BACK

THEY DIDN'T COME INTO THE HOUSE THEY WAITED FOR WALKER TO COME OUT HE DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS THE POLICE FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND IN ALL THAT TIME BREONNA TAYLOR WAS ON THE GROUND WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS WE DON'T KNOW WHEN SHE WAS ATTENDED TO BY EMTs >> THIS IS A HEARTBREAKING STORY THAT HAS GARNERED NATIONAL ATTENTION AND MANY PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR JUSTICE

LISA, THANK YOU FOR HELPING US PIECE TOGETHER WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT>> Reporter: YES, WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THANK YOU >> THANK YOU >> >>> A TEXTING, A TEXAS NURSING HOME EVACUATED ITS RESIDENTS 60 PEOPLE WERE TAKING OUT YESTERDAY

SOME 24 HAVE COVID-19 OUR CORRESPONDENT IS OUTSIDE THE YERKES, NURSING HOME THAT EVACUATION HAPPENED YESTERDAY WHAT DO WE KNOW TODAY ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO PROTECT ITS RESIDENTS AND STAFF? >> >>REPORTER: ALISON, THEY ARE COMPLETING THE EVACUATION AND LIKELY SHUTTING DOWN WE SEEN ANOTHER PATIENT REMOVED FROM THE NURSING HOME

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THEY HAVE ORDERED THIS HOME CLOSED ENTIRELY YOU MENTIONED SOME 25 RESIDENTS WERE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID AND THE STATE IS NOW TREATING EVERY RESIDENT OF THE NURSING HOME AS IF THEY WERE COVID POSITIVE THEY ARE BEING MOVED TO OTHER HOMES THAT CAN HANDLE THEM WITH ISOLATION WARDS OR TO AREA HOSPITALS EVERYONE WHO IS A RESIDENT HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT SO ARE THEIR BELONGINGS

THIS SUGGESTS THAT THIS FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED PERMANENTLY IT HAS BEEN A FOCUS FOR SOME TIME TO TRY TO CONTROL OUTBREAKS IN NURSING HOMES AS TIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE AND WE ARE SEEING THIS PUT INTO ACTION TODAY >> GARRETT, WE'VE SEEN NURSING HOMES DEALING WITH THESE OUTBREAKS ARE THERE STATEWIDE SAFETY GUIDELINES OR SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR NURSING HOMES IN TEXAS? >>REPORTER: THERE ARE, ALISON 75 PAGES OF GUIDELINES RELEASED IN APRIL

GIVING THESE HOMES THE OPPORTUNITY TO USE BEST GUESSES TO KEEP THE STAFF AND RESIDENTS SAFE THE REALITY IS, THEY FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES AS THE HOSPITALS WITH THIS PANDEMIC GETTING ENOUGH PPE, MAKING SURE THAT THE STAFF ARE PROPERLY TRAINED IN HOW TO USE THEM INDEED, THEIR STAFF ARE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO SERVE THE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF YOU CAN HALLOW ALL THE GUIDELINES IN THE WORLD BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE PROPER EQUIPMENT IN PROPER STAFF IT DOESN'T DO MUCH GOOD

>> GARRETT, WE WILL GO FROM SOME OF THE ELDEST TO SOME OF THE YOUNGEST I KNOW THAT SCHOOL IS SUPPOSED TO START IN TEXAS NEXT MONTH YOU TALK WITH THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT FOR WHAT IS HE SAYING ABOUT GETTING THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL?>> Reporter: ALISON, THIS IS A CHALLENGE THIS IS THE BIG STORY HERE ON THE GROUND IN TEXAS THE GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING JUST CAME OUT A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO

TODAY THE DALLAS SUPERINTENDENT TOLD ME HE WANTS TO START ON TIME IN AUGUST BUT IT IS FAR FROM A SURE THING LISTENED >> WE HAVE BEEN PLANNING FOR THIS FOR A WHILE INITIALLY I THOUGHT WE WOULD BE READY BUT I'M STARTING TO HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT WHETHER WE CAN PULL THIS OFF BY AUGUST MATEEN I'M HEARING FROM THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND PARENTS THAT THEY ARE HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS AND WE ARE HEARING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW TO PULL THIS OFF

>> Reporter: ALISON, THERE ARE 153,000 STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT KIND OF UNCERTAINTY FOR THAT MANY STUDENTS BEYOND THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES AND FOR THE ECONOMIC IMPACT PARENTS WHO HAVE TO PLANT WHETHER THEY CAN GO BACK TO WORK OR WHETHER THEY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF CHILDREN AFTER THAT INTERVIEW, I ASKED HIM ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

HE TOLD ME HE'S NOT SURE IF THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY HE IS HAVING A HARD TIME SEEING HOW THIS WILL HAPPEN NO FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN TEXAS WOULD BE A BIG DEAL >> YES, THAT'S A HUGE DEAL IN TEXAS GARRETT, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> >>REPORTER: THANK YOU >>> FACING THE BIGGEST CORONA SPIKES, DO THESE STATES NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN? THIS IS WHAT DR FAUCI SAID TODAY >> WE DON'T NEED TO GO TO THAT EXTREME PEER WE'VE GOT TO GET THEM TO DO FUNDAMENTAL THINGS CLOSING BARS AND AVOIDING CONGREGATIONS OF LARGE NUMBERS AND GETTING THE CITIZENS IN THOSE STATES TO WEAR A MASK MAINTAIN A SIX FOOT DISTANCE

WASHING HANDS THE FUNDAMENTALS WE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ALL ALONG THAT IS WHERE WE GOT TO START IF WE CAN DO THAT CONSISTENTLY , I WILL TELL YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY THEY WILL BE A DOWN CURVE OF INFECTIONS >> THIS ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

DOCTOR, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT DR FAUCI SAID ? WHAT DO THEY NEED TO DO TO GET THESE OUTBREAKS UNDER CONTROL? >> I THINK DR FAUCI IS RIGHT WE NEED TO USE ALL THE TOOLS WE HAVE INCLUDING TESTING AND UNIVERSAL MASKING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

MY WORRY, THOUGH, IS IN THE COUNTIES OR STATES WHERE THE ENDEMIC IS GROWING OUT OF PROPORTION AND OUT OF CONTROL WE MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT REINSTATING LIMITED SOCIAL DISTANCING TO RE- FLATTEN THE CURVE SO WE CAN GAIN CONTROL OF THE PANDEMIC AGAIN >> HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA ARE NEARLY FULL CAN THEY LEARN FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, THE STATES THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS? >> THEY NEED TO LEARN TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST THIS EXPERIENCE FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND MASSACHUSETTS SHOWED THAT WHEN THE PANDEMIC IS THAT IT PEAKED THERE IS A HUGE DEMAND FOR INPATIENT BEDS AND VENTILATORS AND INTENSIVE CARE UNIT

THESE ARE CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE WHICH ARE TRIAGE HEADLINES TO RATION SCARCE RESOURCES THE GOAL IS TO AVOID THESE SITUATIONS, IF POSSIBLE UNFORTUNATELY, IN SEVERAL JURISDICTIONS IN SOME SOUTHERN STATES THEY ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT AND THEY ARE ON THE VERGE OF HAVING TO INSTITUTE THESE CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE THEY NEED TO LEARN TO HAVE NOT JUST PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND TO HAVE THE TRAINING AVAILABLE TO HELP TRAIN THE FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE COMING SURGE OF EXPECTED HOSPITALIZATIONS IN SOME OF THESE STATES

>> DR TSAI, CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO OUR VIEWERS THE TERM YOU MENTIONED DASH HOSPITALS ARE IN CRISIS MODE, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE PATIENTS? >> IT MEANS THERE MAY BE A SITUATION WHERE THEY HAVE TO RATION CARE BASICALLY, DEPENDING ON THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO BENEFIT? THIS IS A SITUATION THAT WE SAW UNFOLD IN ITALY IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH DURING THE PEAK OF THE PANDEMIC EARLIER ON IN APRIL AND MAY MOST HOSPITALS INCREASED THEIR CAPACITY BY POSTPONING ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND CREATING EXTRA BED AND EXTRA PERSONNEL AND FIELD HOSPITALS TO FREE UP THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO TAKE CARE THE PATIENT IN MOST SITUATIONS THE CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE NEVER HAD TO BE IMPLEMENT IN

THE WORRY IS WHETHER WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION IF WE'VE LEARNED SOME EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST IN THE UNITED STATES AND MASSACHUSETTS, FOR EXAMPLE DO THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO DO THIS? NOT JUST WITH COVID-19 PAGES BACK BUT THE ONGOING MEDICAL NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE WITHOUT COVID-19 >> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED TODAY THAT THE US HAS SO MANY CASES BECAUSE WE ARE DOING A LOT OF TESTING

YOU ARE A RESEARCHER AT HARVARD LOOKING AT THE AMOUNT OF TESTING THAT STATES NEED TO DO TO REOPEN SAFELY ARE WE WHERE WE NEED TO BE? >> NO IT'S CHALLENGING BECAUSE THERE IS NO LONGER ONE SINGLE NATIONAL NARRATIVE WE ARE SEEING INDIVIDUAL NARRATIVES AND THOUSANDS OF THEM ARE PLAYING OUT IN INDIVIDUAL COUNTIES THE MOST WORRISOME STATES AND COUNTIES ARE NOT TESTING ENOUGH IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IS AND BECAUSE WE ARE TESTING MORE

WE KNOW IT'S BECAUSE THE TEST POSITIVE RATE IS RISING IN PLACES LIKE ARIZONA, OVER 20% OF THE TEST ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE COMPARED TO NEW YORK, FOR EXAMPLE, WERE ONLY 1% OF THE TESTS ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE THIS GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE SCALE OF TESTING NEEDED AND HOW WIDE AND THAT YOU ARE CASTING AND THE UNDERLYING TRANSMISSION AND THE PANDEMIC IN EACH INDIVIDUAL STATE MORE TESTING DOESN'T GET YOU MORE CASES

IT IS THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THAT IS DRIVING UP THE INCREASE IN CASE COUNTS >> ONE LAST QUESTION, DR TSAI IF YOU HAD THE CORONA VIRUS AND YOU TESTED POSITIVE FOR ANTIBODIES, IS IT WORTH GETTING TESTED AGAIN AT SOME POINT LATER ON TO SEE IF YOU STILL HAVE THEM? >> IT'S TOO EARLY TO KNOW THE DATA HOW LONG THE ANTIBODY RESPONSE FROM THE EXPOSURE IS WE WILL LEARN MORE AS WE DO MORE STUDIES TO GET A SENSE OF THE ANTIBODIES IN THE POPULATION

ALSO FROM THE VACCINE TRIALS WHERE WE CAN TEST AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST REPEATED INFECTIONS RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO GUIDANCE WE NEED TO HAVE FOR RETESTING FOR ANTIBODY TESTING THERE IS A VARIOUS DEGREE OF FALSE POSITIVE RATES AND FALSE NEGATIVE RATE WITH THE ANTIBODY TEST OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO CONCRETE NEED TO DO THIS THE DATA ARE CONSTANTLY GROWING AND WE ARE CONSTANTLY LEARNING FROM THE PANDEMIC

>> DR TSAI, THANK YOU IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK AND JOIN US AGAIN >> OF COURSE

TO BE ON THE SHOW >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> NEWS MADEFOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIFE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >> THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME THE TIME HAS COME TO REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

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SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS, — WAIT THERE'S MORE >> MORE? >> IT IS LOVE STUFF AND TOUGH STUFF AND IT'S TRENDING AND MINDBENDING LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING DID YOU SEE THIS? YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE IT'S FOR YOU, FOR ALL

IT IS FREE THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY

>> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> THIS MOM TRYING TO REACH 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? YOU ARE NOT LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> >>> ONE DAY AFTER THE MIAMI MAYOR ORDERED GEMS TO CLOSE HE IS OPENING THEM BACK UP AGAIN >> Reporter: ALLISON, ON MONDAY MIAMI- DADE CLOSED THE GYMS AND NOW THEY ARE BACK OPEN

THE QUESTION IN MIAMI, IT IS SET , IT HAS SET UP SO MUCH CONFUSION NOT ONLY WHAT'S OPEN AND WHAT'S CLOSE BUT WHERE IS CORONAVIRUS MORRIS LIKELY TO SPREAD? THIS MORNING THE FITNESS INDUSTRY FLEXED THEIR MUSCLES ASKING THE GOVERNORS TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN THEIR GYMS OR THAN 60 SIGNED A LETTER CITING EVIDENCE, THEY SAY, PROVES THAT GYMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR SPIKES IN COVID CASES >> I AM NOT A DOCTOR I AM A STUDIO MANAGER

FROM WHAT I'VE READ THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT >> Reporter: IS A POSSIBLE TO WORK OUT SAFELY IN A GYM? THEY THINK IT IS >> KEEPING THINGS SANITIZED AND KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE AND KEEPING A MASK ON, THESE ARE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF OTHER BUSINESSES >> HERE IN MIAMI- DADE COUNTY THE GYMS WERE CLOSED AGAIN MONDAY AND REOPENED BY TUESDAY WITH RESTRICTIONS

>> PEOPLE GOING TO THE GYM MUST WEAR MAC A MASK ALL THE TIME >> BUT ALL DOCTORS ARE CONVINCED THAT THESE ARE FOOLPROOF >> IF YOU CAN MAINTAIN YOUR DISTANCE AS WELL AS FACE COVERING AND CONSTANT HAND SANITIZING IT MIGHT BE SAFE Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMENDS FOLLOWING BASIC GUIDELINES LIMIT ACTIVITIES INDOORS ESPECIALLY GROUP ACTIVITIES

USE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LIMIT PHYSICAL CONTACT TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS WITH SHARED EQUIPMENT AND WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING IS KEEPING THE GYMS CLOSED CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS? FOR SOME, THE ANSWER IS CLEAR >> I'M HAPPY I GAINED 20 POUNDS SITTING AT HOME EATING

>> Reporter: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER AND FUNCTION BETTER AND SLEEP BETTER IN NEW YORK THE GYMS WERE SUPPOSED TO REOPEN WEDNESDAY BUT GOVERNOR CUOMO DECIDED IT'S TOO SOON >> WE ARE A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DAY WE WERE RARING TO GO>> Reporter: NOW THIS GROUP OF GYM OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE >> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LOST PROFITS AND LOST REVENUE

>> Reporter: THERE IS A STUDY LOOKING AT THIS QUESTION IN SOUTH KOREA THEY FOUND THAT WITH HIGH INTENSITY WORKOUTS PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD THE CORONAVIRUS IF THEY SPREAD PEOPLE OUT IS LESS LIKELY FOR THOSE DOING THINGS LIKE PILATES AND YOGA THERE WAS NO SPREAD AT ALL >>> A HOUSTON MAN RECOVERS AFTER GOING TO THE HOSPITAL TWICE FOR THE CORONA VIRUS

HE SPENT 12 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL AND HE WAS RELEASED AFTER HIS SYMPTOMS IMPROVED BUT THREE DAYS LATER HE WAS HOSPITALIZED AGAIN WITH A COLLAPSED LUNG HERE IS WHAT HE TOLD NBC NEWS >> THIS IS A WHIRLWIND THINKING I'M FEELING BETTER I FELT SORE

I TOOK A SHOWER THE FIRST NIGHT AND MY SON OBSERVED MY BACK AND IT APPEARED TO BE BLACK AND BLUE IT'S PART OF THE BUG IT ATTACKS THE LUNGS I HAVE A SPECIAL MACHINE, A SPECIAL EXERCISE MACHINE OTHER FOLKS DEALING WITH LUNG ISSUES USE ONE OF THESE TO LEARN TO BREATHE AND INHALE AGAIN

SO, YES, YOU THINK YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AND IN A MATTER OF 48 OR 72 HOURS YOU ARE BACK IN THE ER THAT IS NOT WHAT LOOKING BETTER BE DEFINED AS THE MESSAGE I HAVE TWO SHARE IS THAT THIS IS REAL THIS BUG IS DANGEROUS IT IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER

I AM IN THIS BED TODAY AND I HAVE A MASK RIGHT HERE I AM NOW COVID NEGATIVE AS OF THE OTHER DAY WHEN I CAME BACK IN I MAY STILL BE SHEDDING COVID THE REALITY IS, I WAS HEALTHY I WORE A MASK EVERYWHERE I WENT THERE ARE FOUR OR FIVE PLACES WHERE I RAN IN AND CHOSE NOT TO WEAR THE MASK AND THE CONSEQUENCES HAVE BEEN AMAZING

IT HAS BEEN DEVASTATING IT IS A BONDING EXPERIENCE IT HAS BROUGHT OUR FAMILY TOGETHER I HAVE THREE AMAZING KIDS TO SEE MY CHILDREN DEMONSTRATE THEIR STRENGTH AND THEIR FORTITUDE, BECAUSE YOU DON'T FIGHT THIS BY YOURSELF

IT TAKES A VILLAGE IT TAKES COMMUNITY IT TAKES A FAMILY THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO PEOPLE DON'T RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS THEY EXPOSE PEOPLE TO BECAUSE THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, NOT WILLING TO WEAR A MASK

JUST PUT ON A MASK WE WANT TO GET OUR MARKET BACK TOGETHER AND OUR COMMUNITY BACK TOGETHER THEY NEED TO DO THIS IN A COOPERATIVE WAY >> MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED IN NEW JERSEY OUTDOORS AS WELL AS INDOORS >> WE WERE THE FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE THEM INDOORS AND STRONGLY RECOMMENDED OUT- OF-DOORS

WE ARE GOING TO TURN THAT UP A NOTCH AND ASK THAT IF YOU CAN'T SOCIALLY DISTANCE IT WILL BE REQUIRED THIS IS HARDER TO ENFORCE THAT'S WHY IT'S NOT A NO- BRAINER, BUT WE HAVE TWO TAKE THIS STEP, PARTICULARLY GIVING, GIVEN THE HOTSPOTS WE'VE SEEN WE HAVE GONE THROUGH THIS AND WE ARE BROUGHT THE NUMBERS DOWN AND WE CAN GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN >> AT THE END OF JUNE GOVERNOR MURPHY SAID THE STATE WAS NOT READY TO BRING BACK INDOOR DINING

THIS IS TOUGH FOR RESTAURANTS AT THE JERSEY SHORE WHERE THEY MAKE MOST OF THEIR MONEY IN THE SUMMER MONTHS WE WENT THERE TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING >> IF YOU'VE NEVER WORKED ON THE BOARDWALK YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT SEEING PEOPLE SMILING AND HAVING A GOOD TIME

IT GETS IN YOUR BLOOD ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY AT SEASIDE I AM THE OWNER OF THIS RESTAURANT ON THE BOARDWALK WE HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE 1948 MY 43rd YEAR

>> RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AN ARCADE AND MIDWAY GAMES AND A WATERPARK >> WE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE BOARDWALK FROM 12 CLOCK NOON UNTIL 12 CLOCK AT NIGHT TYPICALLY WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT COME TO GET TOMATO PIE THIS YEAR IT IS UNKNOWN >> AT FIRST IT WAS DIFFICULT

WE JUST LOADED UP WITH EASTER STOP THEM THEY SHUT DOWN THE BOARDWALK WE PUT EVERYTHING ONLINE AND WE NEVER HAD SHIPPED CHUCK US BEFORE AND WE DID REALLY WELL WE PROBABLY DID AROUND ONE THIRD OF WHAT WE USUALLY DO WE WERE HAPPY FOR THAT WE DIDN'T THINK WE WERE GOING TO DO ANYTHING

>> IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER BY THE TIME WE GET STARTED, I WOULD WANT TO GUESS THE PERCENTAGE OF WHAT WE LOSS IT IS CONSIDERABLE TO LOSE THAT, AND YOU CAN'T MAKE IT OUT REALLY HAVE 100 DAYS TO GET US THROUGH TO THE NEXT YEAR IF WE DON'T MAKE THAT MONEY I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN

>> ALLAH OF THEIR WORK HAPPENS FROM MARCH 2 MORE DAY GETTING THE RIGHTS READY FOR INSPECTION WE HAD TO FURLOUGH A LOT OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE KNEW THAT WE WERE IN TROUBLE >> IF IT WEREN'T FOR PPP I WOULD'VE HAD TO CLOSE DOWN >> WHEN THE MONEY CAME THROUGH — IT COST ME MONEY TO KEEP MY EMPLOYEES MY EMPLOYEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR BUSINESS

TO BE ABLE TO STAY OPEN, THE PPP WAS A GODSEND >> WE HAD A LOT OF EMPLOYEES THAT GOT OTHER JOBS WE HAD NO IDEA WHEN THEY WERE THINKING OF REOPENING WE NORMALLY HIRE 150 OF THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO COME OVER THEY ARE NOT COMING THIS YEAR

THAT PROGRAM WAS DISBANDED ANYONE WHO WAS OLD ENOUGH TO CLAIM UNEMPLOYMENT IS GETTING $600 TO STAY HOME THEY HAVE FEARS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS THEY ARE RUNNING UP AGAINST A ROBOT THE MATTER WHAT AVENUE WE LOOK TOWARD >> WE DID THE NECESSARY THINGS, TRYING TO PUT TAPE ON THE BOARDWALK IN ON THE PATIO

TO KEEP PEOPLE SIX FEET APART AT THE HEIGHT OF THE SEASON, IT'S NOT SCALABLE THE WAY IT IS WE NEED TO GET OPEN BACK TO NORMAL TO TAKE IN THE DOLLARS IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME TO SURVIVE >> JUST A LITTLE THINGS LIKE ORDERING FACEMASKS AND THERMOMETERS AND TO TAKING TEMPERATURES MAKING SURE THAT WE DO THE SPECIFIC SIGNAGE

THIS HAS COST SOME MONEY WE HAD TO TAKE ON EXTRA STAFF TO GO AROUND AND FREQUENTLY SANITIZE >> MY STAFF GETTING SICK WE HAVE THE SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE WHERE WE TRY TO BE AS SMART AS POSSIBLE

THAT'S MY BIGGEST CONCERN AND THEN OBVIOUSLY, THE SECOND ONE RIGHT NEXT TO IT IS MAKING SURE WE MAKE ENOUGH MONEY THAT COMPANIES DOESN'T HAVE TO SUFFER SO TWO BIG FEARS AND THEY'RE REAL EVEN THOUGH WE'RE SEPARATE BUSINESSES WE TRY AS A COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE A GREAT EXPERIENCE TO COME TO SEASIDE HEIGHTS

>>> HI, EVERYONE I'M ALLISON MARS LET'S GO TO ALEXA LIAUTAUD SHE'S FOLLOWING THE LATEST FOR US ALEXA, HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE? >> ALISON

THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR HAVING ME WE STARTING OFF WITH JUDGE JASON SULLIVAN HE'S ASKING THE COURT OF APPEALS TO RECONSIDER ITS RULING, ASKING THEM TO DISMISS THE CASE THEY ORDERED SULLIVAN TO DISMISS IT IF IF THE FULL COURT AGREES TO HEAR THE CASE, IT WOULD WIPE OUT THE PANEL'S PREVIOUS ORDER

>>> MEANWHILE, JOE BIDEN UNVEILED HIS ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN HE ALSO CRITICIZED PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, PLEDGING TO HELP AMERICANS GET BACK ON THEIR FEET TAKE A LISTEN >> TRYING TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES MANAGE THEIR WAY THROUGH A PANDEMIC

HELPING MILLIONS OF WOULD-BE ENTREPRENEURS, GET OUT FROM UNDER THEIR DEBT SO THEY CAN START BUSINESSES AND IT'S TIME CORPORATE AMERICA PAID THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES THE DAYS OF AMAZON, PAYING NOTHING IN FEDERAL INCOME TAX WILL BE OVER >>> DISNEY WORLD IS STILL ON TRACK TO REOPEN THIS SATURDAY, EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IN FLORIDA CONTINUES TO RISE

THERE WILL BE A NUMBER OF CAUTIONS IN PLACE INCLUDING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING BUT EXPERTS AND EMPLOYEES SAY THAT'S NOT ENOUGH NEARLY 100,000 CASES WERE RECORDED IN JUST THE LAST FEW WEEKS, ACCORDING TO THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT >>> MEANWHILE, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, ACKNOWLEDGES THAT AIRBORNE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE IN SPECIFIC INDOOR LOCATIONS

THE REPORT STATED THAT IN PLACES THAT ARE CROWDED OR POOR VENTILATION, OR WHERE THERE IS INFECTED PERSON FOR PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME THIS TYPE OF AEROSOL TRANSMISSION, QUOTE, CANNOT BE RULED OUT >>> AND RESIDENTS IN KENTUCKY WILL NOW HAVE TO START WEARING MASKS, STARTING AT 5:00 PM THIS FRIDAY

THIS COMES AS THEY ARE GRAPPLING WITH REOPENING THEIR ECONOMIES WHILE KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE THE ORDER WILL BE IN PLACE FOR 30 DAYS AND WILL BE ENFORCED BY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINES FOR THIS EVENING ALISON, BACK OVER TO YOU >>> AND ALEXA, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH

THOSE ARE YOUR LAST HEADLINES FROM NEWS NOW WE ARE GOING TO MISS YOU, BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR POST NEWS LIFE, COME BACK AND VISIT US OKAY? >> ALISON WILL DO AND I'LL DEFINITELY MISS BEING WITH YOU ON HERE EVERY DAY

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> SEE YOU SOON >>> THE SUPREME COURT RULING TODAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT IMMUNE TO A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA THAT MEANS THAT PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK CAN SEE HIS TAX RETURNS BUT CONGRESS CAN'T GET THOSE SAME RECORDS FOR NOW

NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT, PETE WILLIAMS, JOINING ME NOW FROM WASHINGTON, DC PETE, TWO BIG RULINGS TODAY COULD YOU BREAK THEM DOWN FOR US? >> SURE YOU KNOW THE MC HAMMER RAP SONG, "CAN'T TOUCH THIS

" >> SURE DO >> THAT'S WHAT THE SUPREME COURT BASICALLY STRUCK DOWN TODAY HE BASICALLY SAID HE WAS IMMUNE FROM CYRUS VANCE, THE NEW YORK STATE PROSECUTOR, WHO WAS INVESTIGATING WHETHER THERE WERE FINANCIAL IMPROPRIETIES AND PAYING THE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS THE PRESIDENT SAID, YEANTDZ BE INDICTED WHILE I'M IN OFFICE THAT MEANS I'M COMPLETELY IMMUNE TO THE CRIMINAL PROCESS

THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY DISAGREED WITH THAT AND THEY SAID VANSZ VANCE CAN PURSUE IT HE WOULD HAVE TO MEET A HIGHER STANDARD THIS MEANS THIS GOES BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS THE PRESIDENT CAN NOW MAKE A CLAIM THAT ANYONE ELSE WOULD, WITH A SUBPOENA, THAT IT'S TOO BROAD

BUT SUDDENLY, IT SEEMS TO BE BACK IN VANCE'S CASE THEY WOULDN'T BECOME PUBLIC BECAUSE OF GRAND JURY SECRECY IN ANOTHER CASE, THE PRESIDENT MADE A SIMILAR CASE OF YOU CAN'T GET TO ME WITH >> CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENAS AND AGAIN, THE VOTE WAS 7-2, THAT YES, CONGRESS CAN GIVE IT A SHOT

BUT THE SUPREME COURT WAS SOMEWHAT CRITICAL OF CONGRESS, TOO, SAYING THESE SUBPOENAS WERE SO BROAD, SEEKING YEARS WORTH OF FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS, NOT JUST FROM THE PRESIDENT BUT FROM MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY THAT BASICALLY, THAT WAS A LITTLE TOO MUCH THAT WHEN YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE TWO POLITICAL BRANCHES, CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE, THERE HAS TO BE A BALANCE SO THE COURT SET OUT A TEST TO USE WHEN THESE CASES GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS

CONGRESS IS GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW THAT WHAT IT WANTS IS IN PURSUIT OF SOME VALID LEGISLATIVE OBJECTIVE THEY CAN'T JUST SAY, WELL, WE WANT TO POKE AROUND AND SEE IF THERE IS A PONY IN THERE SOMEWHERE WHETHER OTHER SOURCES COULD BE USED TO GET THE SAME INFORMATION WHETHER THE RESPONSE ARE TOO BROAD AND WHETHER THEY WOULD BE TOO MUCH OF A BURDEN FOR THE PRESIDENT SO THEY TRIMMED THE SAILS OF CONGRESS A LITTLE BIT

BUT THEY ALSO SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT CANNOT ERECT A FENCE AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE AND SAY NOPE CONGRESS CAN'T TOUCH ME >>> SO, PETE I KNOW THAT THESE WILL GO TO THE LOWER COURTS ANNOUNCEMENT

BUT DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF HOW THAT MIGHT PLAY OUT? HOW LONG THIS COULD DRAG ON? ANY SENSE OF WHAT IS NEXT? >> WELL, WHAT IS NEXT IS THEY DEFINITELY GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS LET'S DO CONGRESS ONE FIRST BECAUSE THAT'S EASIER CONGRESS IS BASICALLY NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING NOW THEY'RE SORT OF HAMSTRUNG WITH THE COVID PANDEMIC

I CAN'T IMAGINE THEY'RE REALLY GOING TO DO ANYTHING BEFORE THE ELECTION I THINK THAT CASE IS MORE OR LESS A DEAD LETTER FOR NOW BUT THE VANS VANCE CASE WILL MOVE PRETTY RAPIDLY HE'LL MOVE BACK TO THE LOWER COURT AND SAY, HEY, I KIND OF WON AND I WANT TO PURSUE THIS THE PRESIDENT WILL TRY TO SAY NO, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO TURN THIS OVER

BUT IT'S A DIFFERENT CASE NOW AND BEFORE, THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID, CATEGORIALLY, YOU CAN NEVER DO THIS BUT NOW HE'LL HAVE TO SAY, WELL, THIS SPECIFIC SUBPOENA HAS PROBLEMS I SUPPOSE IT'S POSSIBLE THERE COULD BE A LEGAL RESOLUTION BEFORE THE ELECTION BUT AGAIN, EVEN IF THERE IS IN THE VANCE CASE

THAT STUFF IS NOT GOING TO BE MADE PUBLIC IT GOES TO THE GRAND JURY, WHICH THEIR PROCEEDINGS ARE SECRET >>> PETE, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WONDERING, WILL WE SEE? COULD WE EVER SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS AS A RESULTOF THIS, WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE FOR NOW, FOR THE PUBLIC AT LEAST? >> MAYBE NOT FOR THE GRAND JURY IN THEORY, MAYBE BEFORE THE GRAND JURY ENDS UP INDICTING SOMEONE AND IT'S INTRODUCED IN COURT

MAYBE BUT EVEN THEN, I WOULD THINK THE DEFENSE LAWYERS WOULD TRY TO LIMIT WHAT COULD BE MADE PUBLIC AFTER THESE, QUINTESSENTIALLY PERSONAL DOCUMENTS IF CONGRESS IS ABLE TO SURSUE IT, THOUGH, NARROW THE FOCUS OF THEIR SUBPOENAS GET BACK INTO COURT AND PREVAIL THEN ABSOLUTELY, THEY WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC

BUT THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE WELL AFTER THE ELECTION >> ALL RIGHT QUITE A DAY FOR THE SUPREME COURT PETE WILLIAMS, QUITE A DAY FOR YOU, QUOTING MC HAMMER FOR US FOR THE FIRST TIME THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> OKAY MY PLEASURE >>> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT TOM WINTERS JOINS ME NOW AND REMIND US WHAT'S HAPPENING >> WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IS THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO, WE'RE SEEING THE STATEMENT FROM MANHATTAN ATTORNEY CY VANCE TODAY, TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS IS JUST A COMPLETE WIN FOR THEM

IT JUST SAYS THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND I KNOW WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE MORE IN A SECOND BUT BASICALLY, THE ORIGINS IN THIS INVESTIGATION, STEM FROM THOSE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS THAT YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT, AT LEAST A DOZEN OTHER TIMES INVOLVING TWO, KAREN McDUGAL AND STORMY DANIELS, THAT SAY THEY HAD AFFAIRS WITH THE PRESIDENT AFFAIRS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS VEHEMENTLY DENIED

PROSECUTORS ARE LOOKING AT WHETHER THERE ARE ANY UNLAWFUL FINANCIAL FILINGS THAT WERE MADE BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OR PERHAPS BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF ON TOP OF THAT, THEY COULD BE LOOKING AT ANY OTHER SORT OF TAX IRREGULARITIES THEY HAVE A LOT OF TRUMP PROPERTIES WITHIN JURISDICTIONS THEY'RE LOOKING INTO THAT, WHETHER OR NOT THERE WERE ANY FALSE FILINGS, FRAUDULENT FILINGS, INVOLVING CY VANCE HERE

HIS OFFICE IS LOOKING INTO THIS AND/OR THIS INVESTIGATION AND EVENTUALLY THE SUPREME COURT CASE COMES FROM >> SO TOM, THANK YOU YOU FILLED US IN ON THE BACK STORY HERE

I KNOW WE HAVE THE STATEMENT WHAT DID CY VANCE SAY ABOUT TODAY'S RULING? >> BASICALLY, TODAY, THIS WAS A HUGE WIN FOR HIS OFFICE ON TOP OF, BY THE WAY, A HECK OF A YEAR FOR HIM, GETTING THE GUILTY PLEA IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN CASE, A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CASE ITS FOUNDING PRINCIPAL, NO ONE, NOT EVEN PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW OR INVESTIGATION, WHICH WAS DELAYED FOR ALMOST A YEAR BY THIS LAWSUIT, WILL RESUME IT'S ALWAYS BY THE GRAND JURY'S OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW THE FACTS WHEREVER THEY MAY LEAD

AND ALISON THAT IS IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER THIS KICKED OFF APPROXIMATELY A YEAR AGO WE STARTED GETTING WIND OF IT LAST FALL SO THIS INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD

BECAUSE IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE DOCUMENTS TO THOROUGHLY AND ACCURATELY INVESTIGATE, THERE'S NO WAY FOR THEM TO ACTUALLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR INVESTIGATION SO THIS WILL BE A RESTART, ONCE THEY EVENTUALLY GET THOSE DOCUMENTS >> SO THE BIG QUESTION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT THOSE DOCUMENTS, WILL PEOPLE EVER GET TO SEE? WILL THE PUBLIC GET TO SEE ANY OF THESE RECORDS? WILL THEY GET TO SEE EVEN LARGER SNIPPETS OF THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS? >> IT'S POSSIBLE, ENTIRELY POSSIBLE, ALISON, THAT WE WILL SEE SNIPPETS OF THESE TAX RETURNS IT'S ALSO ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT WE'LL NEVER SEE THEM AND THE REASON WHY, UNLIKE CONGRESS, THESE RECORDS WERE SUBPOENAED UNDER A GRAND JURY

THEY ARE PROTECTED BY GROOBLG SECRECY RULES THE RETURN ON THAT SUBPOENA SO EVEN IF THEY GET TRUMP'S TAXES AND PERHAPS EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR INVESTIGATORS, THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS, IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL FOR THEM TO DISCLOSE THEM THEY TALKED ABOUT THREE DOZEN, 4 DOZEN CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS IN CASES OVER THE PAST YEAR YOU AND I

TYPICALLY A FEDERAL CASE AND I CAN TELL YOU ALL THE UNDERLYING REASONS WHY A PERSON IS BEING CHARGED WITH THAT CRIME BECAUSE IT'S SPELLED OUT VERY CLEARLY IN THAT FEDERAL INDICTMENT BUT IN NEW YORK STATE, INDICTMENTS OR CRIMINAL COMPLAINTS CANNOT HAVE THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL THAT'S SOMETHING THAT IS NOT ALLOWED

THIS IS NOT A CY VANCE DECISION OR A DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECISION INVOLVING THE STATE COURT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THAT BIG, LONG SPEAKING INDICTMENT, SOMETHING THAT I CAN POINT TO AND SHOW YOU AND THIS HAPPENED AND THAT HAPPENED WHERE YOU MIGHT SEE THE FRUITS OF THESE DOCUMENTS AND THESE TAX RETURNS COME TO BEAR SO WE WON'T EVEN SEE THAT THEN, SHOULD THEY CHARGE SOMEBODY

AND IF WE GO TO CRIMINAL TRIAL, THAT MAY BE THE FIRST TIME THAT SOME OF THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS OR TAX RETURNS COULD BE SEEN IN THE FORM OF A COURT EXHIBIT LOOK IT'S GOING TO BE WEEKS TO MONTHS BEFORE THESE TAX DOCUMENTS GET IN THE HANDS OF PROSECUTORS HERE IN NEW YORK COULD BE SOMETIME AFTER THAT, BEFORE THEY GET CLOSE TO MAKING A CHARGING DECISION IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG TIME, ALISON, BEFORE, EVEN IF WE GET A DAY IN COURT, WHERE WE CAN GET THESE DOCUMENTS

>> BIG AND INTERESTING DAY TODAY FOR SURE THE MANHATTAN DA CALLING IT A TREMENDOUS VICTORY THE SUPREME COURT, A RULING THAT THEY CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

TOM WINTER, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING US THROUGH IT >> THANKS, ALISON >>> GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR AND FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR, PAUL BUTLER IS JOINING ME NOW HE IS ALSO AN NBC LEGAL ANALYST SO GREAT TO HAVE YOU

DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THAT THE RULINGS SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW BUT THESE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO IN THE LOWER COURTS HOW DO YOU VIEW THESE RULINGS? >> THIS IS A LANDMARK DAY OFTEN, DISPUTES BETWEENS CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT ARE WORKED OUT BY THOSE PARTIES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS A REALLY HARD TIME, WORKING THINGS OUT WITH CONGRESS

SO THE SUPREME COURT STEPPED IN WHAT THE COURT SAID TODAY IS JUST LIKE PRESIDENT NIXON HAD TO TURN OVER THE WHITE HOUSE TAPES, JUST LIKE PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD TO TURN OVER EVIDENCE IN THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY VERY WELL HAVE TO TURN OVER HIS FOOTAGE RECORDS OR AT LEAST THE ACCOUNTING FIRMS WILL HAVE TO TURN THEM OVER THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW IN THE EYES OF THE LAW, HE IS A CITIZEN, NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS >> PAUL, BOTH TRUMP APPOINTEES, JUSTICE GORSUCH AND KAVANAUGH VOTED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT

AND WROTE IN AN OPINION JUST AS A PROPERLY MANAGED CIVIL SUIT IS GENERALLY UNLIKELY TO OCCUPY A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF A PRESIDENT'S TIME AND ATTENTION CONFIRMING THAT A PROPERLY TAILORED CRIMINAL SUBPOENA, WILL NOT NORMALLY HAMPER THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES WHAT KIND OF PRECEDENT DOES THIS SET FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS? >> WELL THE PRESIDENT, FROM THIS COURT ONE INTERESTING THING IS THAT BOTH OF TRUMP'S NOMINEES TO THIS COURT JUSTICES KAVANAUGH AND GORSUCH VOTED AGAINST TRUMP

WITH MORE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES WHO VOTED IN DICENT DISSEPT IT SUGGESTS THE COURT IS NOT INFECTED WITH BIPARTISAN POLITICS AS CONGRESS, WHICH IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE RULE OF LAW >> ON THE CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA CASE THE RULING SAID THE LOW ARE COURTS NEEDLE TO FURTHER ASSESS SEPARATION OF POWERS CONCERNS

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT DOES CONGRESS NEED TO ARGUE HERE? >> SO HERE WHAT CONGRESS WANTS TO DO TO LOOK AT TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY EVIDENCE OF IMPROPRIETIES, WHICH WOULD AFFECT HIS FINANCE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT SO THEY MAY WELL HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID IS THAT THIS CASE SHOULD BE SENT BACK TO THE LOWER COURT, FOR IT TO CONSIDER SEPARATION OF POWERS ISSUES SO WHILE CONGRESS CAN EXERCISE OVERSIGHT OVER THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS HAVE SEPARATE AND DISTINCT POWERS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION SO THE COURT WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT IN INVESTIGATIONING AND OVERSEEING THE PRESIDENT, THEY DON'T STEP INTO HIS OWN TERRITORY

AND IF THE IDEA OF VICTORY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TO DELAY DISCLOSURE OF HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS, UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION IN THAT SENSE, HE WON WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO TAKE THE LOWER COURTS TO MAKE THIS DETERMINATION, BOTH IN THE CASE INVOLVING CONGRESS AND IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF NEW YORK BUT IT'S UNLIKELY THAT DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BY THE LOWER COURT BEFORE THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

>> YEAH >>> PAUL IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON NEWS NOW >> ALWAYS A PLEASURE, ALISON

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING THE SUPREME COURT TAX RULINGS TUESDAY A HOAX AND, QUOTE, PURELY POLITICAL HERE'S WHAT ELSE HE SAID ABOUT IT >> THE RULINGS WERE BASICALLY STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN SENDING EVERYTHING BACK DOWN TO THE LOWER COURT TO START ALL OVER AGAIN SO THERE'S A CERTAIN POINT I'LL BE SATISFIED

ANOTHER POINT NOT SATISFIED THIS IS A PURE WITCH HUNT, A HOAX JUST LIKE THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION WAS A HOAX, THAT I WON AND THIS IS ANOTHER HOAX THIS IS PURELY POLITICAL

>>> NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER, MONICA ALBA WITH US NOW THE PRESIDENT CALLING THIS PURELY POLITICAL WE LIKELY WON'T SEE HIS TAX RETURNS BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION BUT ARE THEY CONCERNED ABOUT THE ELECTION? >> THEY'RE NOT AS CONCERNED THE INTERNAL POLLING THAT IS JUST AS BAD

AND THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING TO BE HOLDING FUTURE RALLIES IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC BUT THEY'RE CERTAINLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO FOLLOW WHAT THE PRESIDENTADE LEAD — PRESIDENT'S LEAD HAS BEEN ON THIS TO PAINT THE ENTIRE IDEA IN HIS WORDS A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT NOW WITH THIS

OF COURSE, THE PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE DID TOUT THIS AS A PARTIAL VICTORY IN TERMS OF THOSE TAX RETURNS NOT HAVING TO BE REVEALED IN ANY IMMEDIATE FUTURE AND CERTAINLY NOT BEFORE THE ELECTION BUT YOU CAN BET THIS ISSUE WILL CONTINUE TO BE WEAPONIZED IN THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS AS WE HEAD TO NOVEMBER, FOR SURE, ALISON >> SO WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE PRESIDENT AND HIS LEGAL TEAM HERE, MONICA? >> WELL, THEY'RE HOPING THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BOLSTER THEIR ARGUMENT THEY CONTINUE TO SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD ESSENTIALLY HAVE IMMUNITY FROM HAVING TO REVEAL THESE FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS BECAUSE HE IS A SITTING PRESIDENT

AND WHAT THE SUPREME COURT RULED TODAY, THAT HE IS NOT GUARANTEED THAT ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY THAT IS NOT THE CASE NOW THAT THESE TWO CASES SPLIT OFF AND THE ONE THAT WENT BACK TO THE LOWER COURT, WILL CONTINUE SAYING THAT BUT IN TERMS OF THE DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

THE QUESTION NOW BECOMES WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT AND AGAIN, THERE'S NO GUARANTEE WE'LL KNOW THAT THOSE DOCUMENTS WILL COME OUT BEFORE THE ELECTION WHAT IS MUCH MORE LIKELY IS THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WAS ABLE TO GET THEIR HANDS ON IT THAT THAT COULD SOMEHOW LEAK BUT NOW WE KNOW IT WILL BE A YEAR IF NOT MONTHS ON PROFIT THAT WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT WILL CONTINUE TO ARGUE THAT AS HE IS, THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF AND INCUMBENT, THIS SHOULDN'T APPLY TO HIM

WHETHER THAT IS BORN OUT IN THOSE LOWER COURTS IS WHAT WE'LL BE WATCHING IN THE MONTHS TO COME >>> MONICA, JUSTICES GORSUCH AND CAVANAUGH KAVANAUGH, BOTH VOTED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND BOTH VOTED WITH THE MAJORITY WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING ABOUT THAT? >> THEY'RE DEFENDING THEIR PICK, ESSENTIALLY, SAYING THESE TWO SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS BUT THEY ALSO SPECIFICALLY POINTED OUT CERTAIN THINGS THEY WERE SAYING THAT HELPED BOLSTER THEIR ARGUMENT AGAIN ABOUT SOME PROTECTIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT SO THIS IS SOMETHING WHO HAS CAMPAIGNED LARGELY ON THESE SUPREME COURT APPOINTEES, MENTIONED THEM AT EVERY RALLY

THEY'RE A HUGELY IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR ARGUMENT THE SECOND TERM IS IMPORTANT IN CASE THERE ARE OTHER OPENINGS ON THE SUPREME COURT THAT'S SOMETHING HE CONTINUES TO ARGUE BUT IT'S SO NOTABLE TODAY THAT GORSUCH AND KAVANAUGH BOTH SIDED WITH THE MAJORITY ENGAGE THE PRESIDENT IN THAT OUTCOME NOW, THE PRESIDENT WASN'T CRITICAL OF THEM

HE SAID HE UNDERSTOOD AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO DEFEND THEM AS HE HAS ON OTHER CASES RELATED TO OTHER SUBJECT AREAS, ALISON >> ALL RIGHT, MONICA ALBA, THANKS SO MUCH >>> SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER ANSWERED QUESTIONS ON INTEL ABOUT RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON US

TROOPS HE SAID HE NEVER HEARD THE WORD "BOUNTY" IN A BRIEFING ON THE ISSUE COURTNEY CUBEY JOINS ME NOW WHAT DID HE SAY AND REQUEST D HE SAY WHY THAT TERM WAS USED? >> NO IT WAS VERY, VERY CLEAR FROM THE SPECIFIC LINE OF QUESTIONING

THAT THE CONGRESSMAN WAS ASKING SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE WORD BOUNTY BEING USED HE USED IT SEVERAL TIMES AND HE EVEN REITERATED IN A QUESTION WERE YOU BRIEFED ON ANYTHING WITH THE WORD BOUNTY AND SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER RECALLED NOTHING ABOUT THE WORD BOUNTY

BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT LATER ON IN THE TESTIMONY, WHEN HE WAS QUESTIONED BY OTHER MEMBERS, INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN SETH MOULTON, THE DEMOCRAT AND CONGRESSMAN MATT GATES THE SECRETARY DID, IN FACT, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAD GOTTEN A PIECE OF INFORMATION ABOUT SOME SORT OF MONEY BEING EXCHANGED BETWEEN THE RUSSIANS AND TALIBAN HE DIDN'T EXPAND A WHOLE LOT ON IT BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME, I SHOULD POINT OUT, WE'VE HEARD ON CAMERA, ON THE RECORD, FROM SECRETARY ESPER OR THE GENERAL ABOUT THIS

FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, ALL WE HAVE GOTTEN IS ONE STATEMENT OUT OF ESPER I WAS PARTICULAR HE INTERESTED IN ESPER BECAUSE HE ASKED, WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT THIS INTELLIGENCE? I THINK WE HAVE SOME OF THE SOUND, ALISON >> I DIDN'T SEE THE FIRST REPORT UNTIL FEBRUARY WHEN IT CAME OUT IN A INTELLIGENCE PIECE OF PAPER I THINK GENERAL McKENZIE AND GENERAL MILLER, WILL HELP ME GET INITIAL REPORTING ON THE GROUND THAT THEY BEGAN PURSUING

NEITHER THOUGHT THE REPORTS WERE CREDIBLE AS THEY DUG INTO THEM >>> WHAT'S INTERESTING HERE IS WE HEARD TWO VERY SPECIFIC AND NEW PIECES OF INFORMATION FROM THAT NUMBER 1, GENERAL McKENZIE, THE HEAD OF CENTRAL COMMAND AND GENERAL SCOTT MILLER, THEY DID GET THAT INFORMATION IN JANUARY OF COURSE TO DEFENSE SECRETARY ESPER HE SAID IT WAS RAW MATERIAL THEY DUG INTO IT AND DIDN'T PARTICULARLY FIND ANYTHING CREDIBLE

BUT IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE SECRETARY ESPER LATER IN THE MONTH, IN FEBRUARY, GOT SOME SORT OF A PIECE OF PAPER, WAS HOW HE DESCRIBED IT ABOUT NAINFORMATION RIGHT THERE, WE FINALLY HAD SECRETARY ESPER >> TOLD CONGRESS TODAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAY NOT BE DOING ENOUGH TO STOP RUSSIA IN AFGHANISTAN DID HE GET SPECIFIC HERE? DID HE SAY WHAT THE U

S SHOULD BE DOING? >> HE MENTIONED SEVERAL POSSIBLE THINGS I MEAN, HE MADE A RECOMMENDATION HE WAS VERY CLEAR ABOUT SAYING THE US

MILITARY THE US IS DOING ENOUGH ON THE GROUND TACTICALLY, OPERATIONALLY HE SAID THAT SEVERAL TIMES AGAINST THESE THREATS

HE ALSO POINTED OUT, IT'S NOT JUST THREATS FROM RUSSIA BUT ALSO FROM INFLUENCE FROM IRAN FROM PAKISTAN HE EVEN MENTIONED CHINA BUT YOU KNOW, THE LINE OF QUESTIONING WAS LARGELY ABOUT RUSSIA

HE SAID THE US IS DOING ENOUGH TO PUT SOLDIERS TOGETHER TACTICALLY OPERATIONALLY

THEY'RE ON THE GROUND BUT HE SAID STRATEGICALLY, BIGGER QUESTION HERE DIPLOMATICALLY, SANCTIONED DEMARSHS HE SAID IT'S POSSIBLE THERE ARE

IT WAS A SURPRISING ADMISSION FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS THERE YOU KNOW, HE SEEMED VERY CONFIDENT IN WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO KEEP AMERICANS AND COALITION ALLIES SAFE ON THE GROUND BUT HE OPEN SAID UP THE POSSIBILITY THAT PERHAPS THE DIPLOMATS AND THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE DOING MORE TO HOLD THESE OTHER COUNTRIES TO ACCOUNT THAT INCLUDES RUSSIA AND THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE TALIBAN PAKISTAN AND THEIR SUPPORT FOR BOTH THE TALIBAN AND THE NETWORK

WHICH HAS BEEN ALSO WELL DOCUMENTED AND GOING ON FOR NOW DECADES BUT THEN ALSO THE SUPPORT THAT IRAN IS GIVING IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY TO THE IT WOULD PARTICULARLY IN THE SOUTH AND FROM CHINA, ALISON >> COURTNEY HAVE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE REACTED? ARE WE HEARING FROM THEM YET? >> Reporter: NOT YET I'VE BEEN WATCHING THEM KEENLY

BECAUSE I'M CURIOUS TO SEE THE HEARING WE SHOULD SAY IS NOT JUST ABOUT — IT WAS NOT EVEN ABOUT THIS ISSUE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT THE PROTESTS SEVERAL WEEKS AGO THERE WERE SOME INTERESTING EXCHANGES ON THAT IN SECRETARY ESPER'S WRITTEN TESTIMONY

WE ACTUALLY GOT MORE DETAIL ON WHAT OCCURRED THAT WEEKEND IN LATE MAY AND EARLY JUNE WHAT ACTUALLY OCCURRED HERE IN DC THAT WHEN THEY PUT PEOPLE ON TO PREPARE ORDERS

IT WAS MORE DETAILED THAN WE HAVE EVER HEARD ON THIS BUT THAT KIND OF GOT BURIED BY THIS OTHER NEWS THEY ALSO ADDRESSED, THOUGH, THE ISSUE OF CONTINUING TO DEAL WITH ISSUES OF RACE IN THE MILITARY AND WE HEARD SOME PRETTY STRONG LANGUAGE ON THAT FROM BOTH SECRETARY ESPER

BUT PARTICULARLY FROM CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS, GENERAL MILLIE HE SAID THAT RACISM HAS NO PLACE IN THIS MILITARY AND HE ALSO QUESTIONED THE USE OF SOME HATE SYMBOLS SO THAT'S SOMETHING I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HEAR MORE ABOUT IN THE COMING, MAYBE EVEN JUST THE COMING DAYS, ALISON? >> WHAT A FASCINATING HEARING, COURTNEY THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> YOU BET THANKS >>> 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 THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, II 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'S 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 MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

>> YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT IS A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU NEED TO SEE ENACTED >>> WHO IS TELL THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE

ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THAT WE DO NOT >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU, AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA, ACT AS MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING,IOY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN WHAT'S THE THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSION I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS ENOUGH >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VUTION THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL COTAFT ROFEE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >>> HERE IN MEXICO CITY

THE PEOPLEY SPOKE TO SAID THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING WHERE IT'S BEEN >> BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, IN STAGES

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

A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT- 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 >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIX INSTEAD 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 6 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 IN PROTESTS? >>> POLICE IN MINNEAPOLIS, RELEASING NEW EVIDENCE ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD'S FINAL MOMENTS BODY CAM TRANSCRIPT SHOWED THAT FLOYD TOLD POLICE, HE COULD NOT BREATHE MORE THAN 20 TIMES BEFORE HE DIED

NBC NEWS REPORTER, SHAQUILLE BREWSTER JOINS ME NOW AND SHAQ, THAT IS JUST SO HARD TO HEAR WHY ARE WE GETTING THIS NEW INFORMATION? THESE DETAILS ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, THIS IS ALL PART OF EVIDENCE THAT IS COMING OUT FROM ATTORNEY OF THOMAS LANE HE'S ONE OF THE FOUR OFFICERS WHO WERE FIRED FOR BEING INVOLVED IN THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD HE WAS NOT THE OFFICER WHO HAD THE KNEE ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD

BUT HE WAS ONE OF THE ASSISTING OFFICERS WHO WERE HELPING TO HOLD GEORGE FLOYD ON THE GROUND AND HAS ATTORNEY FILED A MOTION YESTERDAY, WITH THE JUDGE, ASKING THE JUDGE TO DISMISS THIS CASE AND IN ABOUT 100 PAGES OF DOCUMENTS, YOU SAW TRANSCRIPTS OF HIS INTERVIEWS WITH INVESTIGATORS YOU ALSO SAW TRANSCRIPTS OF THE TWO BODY CAMERA VIDEOS WE STILL DON'T HAVE THOSE VIDEOS

AND THOSE VIDEOS HAVEN'T BEEN MADE PUBLIC BUT WE SAW TRANSCRIPTS FROM THOSE VIDEOS THEN YOU ALSO SAW PICTURES PICTURES OF EVIDENCE AND PICTURES OF TRAINING MANUALS THAT THESE OFFICERS WENT THROUGH

AND I WANT TO PUT UP ONE OF THESE PICTURES THAT WE SAW IN THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY THE OFFICER AND HIS ATTORNEY AND THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE AND THAT COMES FROM A TRAINING SLIDE THAT OUR ATTORNEY SAYS WAS GIVEN TO OFFICER THOMAS LANE REMEMBER, THIS IS OFFICER THOMAS LANE'S FOURTH DAY ON THE JOB

AND IN THAT PICTURE YOU SEE THERE, YOU SEE AN OFFICER, OR SOMEONE DEPICTING TO BE AN OFFICER WITH HIS KNEE ON THE NECK OF SOMEONE ACTING A SUSPECT SUBJECT IN THIS TRAINING VIDEO THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOT COMMENTED ON THIS THERE HAS BEEN A GAG ORDER THAT WAS PUT IN PLACE TODAY SO THEY'RE NOT COMMENTING ON THE INVESTIGATION NOT COMMENTING ON IF THAT'S EXACTLY THE TRUE VIDEO OR A TRUE CLIP

EVIDENCE THAT HIS ATTORNEYS INSTEAD, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DISMISSED ALISON? >>> ACCORDING TO THE TRANSCRIPTS, GEORGE FLOYD TOLD POLICE, HE HAD THE CORONAVIRUS AND WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO BREATHE CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT EXCHANGE? >> YEAH

AND YOU KNOW, THE REASON WHY THESE TRANSCRIPTS ARE NEW AND IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE IT HELPS CLEAR UPA A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VIDEOS THAT WE'VE SEEN ALREADY WE SAW THAT FACEBOOK VIDEO THAT 10-MINUTE LONG VIDEO, WHERE YOU SEE THE KNEE ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD WE SAW THAT SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE CUP FOODS WHERE YOU SEE GEORGE FLOYD COMING FROM THE CAR TO THE WALL, BEFORE HE'S ESCORTED ELSEWHERE

THIS HELPS FILL IN THE GAPS ONE, IT SHOWS THAT WHEN GEORGE FLOYD WAS STOPPED BY THOMAS LANE OR APPROACHED BY FORMER OFFICER LANE, OFFICER WAYNE HAD HIS WEAPON DRAWN AND GEORGE FLOYD SAID HE BECAME NERVOUS HE SAID HE'S GOTTEN SHOCKED BOY AN OFFICER BEFORE AND THOMAS LANE SAID HE PULLED HIS WEAPON BECAUSE HE COULDN'T SEE GEORGE FLOYD'S HANDS

AND ONCE THEY SETTLED THAT DOWN, AND YOU SEE GEORGE FLOYD START TO WALK OVER TO THE WAR THINGS STARTED TO ESCALATE, WHEN THE OFFICERS TRIED TO PUT GEORGE FLOYD BACK INTO THE CAR LISTEN TO BUT WE'RE GOING TO PULL UP A FEW SLIDES, A FEW QUOTES FROM GEORGE FLOYD, AS THE OFFICERS ARE TRYING TO PUT HIM BACK IN THE CAR YOU SEE HIM AND HEAR HIM IN THE TRANSCRIPT TELL THE OFFICER AT ONE POINT, I'M SCARED

ANOTHER POINT, HE SAYS, I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC, FOR REAL, MR OFFICER MR OFFICER, THAT'S A PHRASE HE USES REPEAT LEAD IN THIS TRANSCRIPT HE ALSO SAID "PLEASE

" HE WAS VERY KIND THE CONVERSATION WAS VERY SIMPLE WITH OFFICERS HE SAID, I JUST HAVE COVID MAN I CAN'T BREATHE I CAN'T BREATHE, EXPLAINING WHY HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO IN THE CAR

AND WITH THE SLIDES THAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW AND THIS ALSO CAME FROM THE TRANSCRIPT AGAIN, THIS IS EVIDENCE, ACCORDING TO THOMAS LANE'S ATTORNEY EVIDENCE THAT THOMAS LANE WAS TRYING TO HELP GEORGE FLOYD OUT HE SAYS AT ONE POINT, WHICH WE ROLL HIM ON HIS SIDE? DEREK SHAWCHIN CHAUVIN, THE OFFICER WITH THE KNEE ON THE NECK, SAID, NO HE'S STAYING PUT WHERE WE GOT HIM THOMAS LANE SAYS, OKAY, I GOT DELIRIUM OR WHATEVER

AND HE SAYS, THAT'S WHY WE HAVE AN AMBULANCE COMING AND THOMAS LANE SAYS, OKAY, I SUPPOSE AT OTHER POINTS IN THIS REACTION, IN THE TRANSCRIPTS, YOU SEE THAT THOMAS LANE OFFERS TO ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW FOR GEORGE FLOYD WHO WAS HESITATING AND DIDN'T WANT TO GO IN THE CAR HE SAID AT ONE POINT, I'LL WAIT IN THE CAR WITH YOU BUT YOU ALSO HEAR THE DISTRESS OF MR

FLOYD SAYING HE IS SCARED OF THE SITUATION, SAYING HE COULDN'T BREATHE MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN HE WAS ON THE GROUND WE'RE STARTING TO SEE PICTURES OF THE PUZZLE FILLING IN MORE AS WE GET MORE EVIDENCE >> AS YOU MENTIONED, THIS IS MORE IN THE CASE AGAINST DEREK CHAUVIN AND THE THREE OTHER EXOFFICERS INVOLVED IN FLOYD'S DEATH WHAT OTHER INFORMATION ARE YOU WATCHING FOR NEXT? WHAT ELSE CAN WE EXPECT HERE? DO WE KNOW? >> YOU KNOW, INITIALLY, I WAS PLANNING AND THE THOUGHT WOULD BE THAT WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING

I WAS THINKING, OH, WE'LL GET MORE RESPONSES THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MIGHT COME IN WHO HE IS LEADING THE CASE AND LEADING THE PROSECUTIONS HE MAY HAVE A COMMENT ON THIS WE MAY HEAR FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT, FOR EXAMPLE BUT TODAY, A JUDGE PUT IN A GAG ORDER ON THIS CASE

AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HE TEASED OR WARNED ABOUT, ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF TO TWO WEEKS AGO AT THE LAST HEARING BECAUSE HE SAID PEOPLE WERE TALKING TOO MUCH ESSENTIALLY HE SAID HE WAS CONCERN SAID A POTENTIAL JURY POOL WOULD BE TAINTED BY ALL THE INFORMATION COMING OUT TODAY, THE JUDGE PUT OUT A GAG ORDER WHILE WE MAY SEE A FEW MORE ITEMS OF EVIDENCE FILED WITH THE COURT

WE WILL LIKELY NOT HEAR MUCH AND THAT'S WHEN THE STATE, THE PROSECUTORS, WILL HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE MOTION TO DISMISS THAT WAS FILED JUST YESTERDAY AND THE NEXT HEARING IN THIS CASE, WHERE WE'LL SEE ALL FOUR OFFICERS AGAIN, WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 11th SO THINGS WILL MOVE A LITTLE BIT SLOWLY WE LEARN AT THAT LAST HEARING THAT A TRIAL IS NOT GOING TO BE SET UNTIL MARCH OF NEXT YEAR

SO THINGS WILL MOVE SLOWLY BUT THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW WE CAN GET INFORMATION ALL OF A SUDDEN WE SAW THESE TRANSCRIPTS AND WE SAW THE TRANSCRIPTS OF THIS VIDEO THAT WE STILL HAVEN'T SEEN WILL WE SEE THIS VIDEO? OR WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TRIAL START

>> THAT'S THE QUESTION WE'RE ALL WONDERING ALISON? >> SHAQ I JUST KEEP GOING BACK TO THAT FIRST THING WE SAID IN THOSE TRANSCRIPTS GEORGE FLOYD TOLD POLICE, HE COULD NOT BREATHE, MORE THAN 20 TIMES BEFORE HE DIED REALLY STARTLING STUFF TODAY

SHAQ, THANK YOU FOR WALKING US THROUGH IT >> THANK YOU, ALISON >>> MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN ARIZONA SINCE THE START OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE STATE'S HOSPITALS AND TESTING SITES STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT, TRYING TO HANDLE THE SURGE IN CASES THAT THEY'RE SEEING THERE RIGHT NOW NBC NEWS REPORTER, VAUGHN HILLIARD JOINS ME NOW FROM PHOENIX

IT IS WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU, VAUGHN MARICOPA COUNTY HAS MORE THAN 73,000 POSITIVE CASES WHAT IS THE DEMAND FOR TESTING THERE LIKE NOW? >> Reporter: THE DEMAND IS EXCEEDING THE CAPACITY HERE FOR TESTING IN THE STATE, QUITE FRANKLY THE STATE IS PROCESSING REPORTS OF ABOUT 12,000 TESTS BUT THAT DOESN'T EVEN BEGIN TO MATCH THE EXTENT TO WHICH TESTING NEEDS AND IS NECESSARY HERE ACROSS THE STATES

GIVEN THE IDEA, THE BIG NUMBER OUT OF TODAY FROM ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES IS 34% THAT IS A 34% POSITIVE TEST RATE THAT MEANS THAT OUT OF ALL THE TESTS THAT ARE TAKEN TODAY, TAKEN THE LAST 24 HOURS, 34% OF THEM CAME BACK AS POSITIVE THAT'S NEARLY DOUBLE TO COMPARE IT WITH WHERE FLORIDA IS AT

THAT IS AN EXCEEDINGLY HIGH STATE THAT MEANS THE COVID IN THE STATE IS OUT OF CONTROL THEY SAID CONTACT TRACING NOW ONLY GETS YOU SO FAR BECAUSE JUST YESTERDAY, ANOTHER 4,000 NEW CASES TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THE SPREAD IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT FOR THESE COUNTIES

AND WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TESTING, YOU KNOW, MOST FOLKS AREN'T GETTING RESULTS BACK FOR MORE THAN A WEEK HERE IN THIS STATE BECAUSE OF THAT DEMAND AND BECAUSE OF THAT PRESSURE ON THESE LABS THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO PROCESS THESE TESTS FAST ENOUGH SO FOLKS ARE GOING AROUND, IN A LOT OF CASES, MAYBE ASYMPTOMATIC BUT POSITIVE COVID

BUT THIS IS A VERY TOUGH TIME IN THE STATE, WITH NO INDICATION THAT THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO BE CHANGING >> RON, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOSPITALS HOW ARE THEY HANDLING THE SURGE IN PATIENTS? >> THEY NEED STAFF FEDERAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO ASSIST THERE'S ABOUT 100 THAT HAVE COME INTO THE STATE OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST WEEK

AND IT SHOULD NOTE THAT THE STATE HAS PUT OUT CONTRACT FOR TRAVELING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, INCLUDING NURSES THERE'S AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT I'M AWARE OF THAT ARE SEEKING FOLKS THAT WORK OUT OF STATE TO TRAVEL HERE TO ARIZONA THEY'RE LOOKING TO STAFF ABOUT 500 HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS THE STATE SAYS TO COME IN FOR AT LEAST AN EIGHT-WEEK PERIOD BECAUSE WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CAPACITY ISSUES AT THESE HOSPITALS, IT'S NOT JUST BEDS

WE'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT A LACK OF MANPOWER THAT YOU KNOW, FOR NOW, A COUPLE OF MONTHS THESE NURSES THESE SURGEONS THESE OTHER MEDICAL ASSISTANTS THAT WORKED IN THESE FACILITIES, ARE WORKING LONG HOURS

AND THEY'RE STRAPPED RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE SEEING RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS RECORD NUMBER OF ICU BEDS RECORD NUMBER OF VENTILATORS THAT THE STAFFING SHORTAGE HAS PUT A CRUNCH ON THE HOSPITAL NETWORK SYSTEM

>> AND I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN SPEAKING WITH THE FAMILY WHO LOST A LOVED ONE TO THE CORONAVIRUS TODAY WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN TELLING YOU? I CAN ONLY IMAGINE >> THIS IS TOUGH BECAUSE I KNOW WE'RE AT THAT POINT HERE IN ARIZONA, ALISON WHERE ALMOST EVERYBODY EITHER KNOWS SOMEBODY WHO HAS BEEN SICK OR PASSED AWAY FROM COVID

JUST SO FAR THIS MONTH THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 400 DEATHS THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN JUST THIS WEEK, MORE THAN 400 DEATHS IN ARIZONA AND WHAT IS SCARY IS THOSE HOSPITALIZATIONS CONTINUE TO INCREASE I WANT TO INTRODUCE, IF I COULD, ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO LAID HER FATHER TO REST

MARKA KEZZA A65-YEAR-OLD NATIVE YOU WERE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA AND DRIVING HERE ONE WEEK AGO IN THE STATE WHEN YOU GOT THE CALL ONE WEEK AGO THAT YOUR FATHER PASSED AWAY YOU TOLD ME A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR FATHER AND WHAT GOT TO THIS POINT

>> MY DAD WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO IS SO LOVED BY HAS GREATER COMMUNITY HUGE SPORTS FAN HERE AND HE WAS FOLLOWING THE LEAD OF THE DOOCY ADMINISTRATION, WHO DOWNPLAYED THE VIRUS IN EARLY JUNE AND ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GO OUT, GO SHOPPING, GO TO RESTAURANTS, BE OUT IN PUBLIC AND MY DAD CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AT SOME POINT DURING THAT

HE BECAME ILL AND PASSED AWAY A MONTH AGO, HE WAS COMPLETELY HEALTHY AND YESTERDAY, I LAID HIM TO REST THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO MY FATHER HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED ALONE IN A HOSPITAL, WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND

>> THE BUILDING BEHIND US HERE GOVERNOR DUCEY AND ABOUT 20 MINUTES IS GOING TO BE HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MESSAGE TO HIM RIGHT HERE? >> ARIZONA IS IN A CRISIS GOVERNOR DUCEY NEEDS TO DO HIS JOB AND PRIORITIZE PEOPLE'S LIVES, SHUT DOWN BUSINESSES, REQUIRE MASK WEARING AND DO MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINES, IN PARTICULAR, INDIGENOUS, BLACKS, LATIN X, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES, HOLDING OUR ECONOMIES TOGETHER AND CAN'T WORK

OR HAVE TO GO OUT AND WORK HALF THE TIME SO I WANT TO KNOW, WHAT IS DUCEY DOING TO STOP THE SPREAD AND HELP THOSE COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED MOST LIKE MINE >> WHAT ABOUT YOUR OWN COMMUNITY? TO FOLKS IN ARE THE PARTS OF THE STATE WHAT WOULD BE YOUR MESSAGE TO THEM? >> KEEP FIGHTING BE ON THE FRONT LINES AND SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

I BELIEVE TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN OUR LEADERS FAIL US >> KRISTEN, OUR HEART IS WITH YOU ALISON JUST ONE FAMILY HERE IMPACTED AND I KNOW KRISTEN'S MOTHER ALSO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID

THIS IS A REAL THING THAT IS CONTINUING EVERY DAY HERE THERE ARE BIG QUESTION MARKS AS TO WHAT ADDITIONAL STEPS IF ANY, THE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA WILL TAKE HERE >> IT'S A REAL THING, VAUGHN IT'S IMPACTING REAL PEOPLE HURTING REAL FAMILIES

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING AND PLEASE THANK KRISTEN FOR US, FOR BEING SO BRAVE AND SHARING HER STORIES AND FOR ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS ALONG WITH YOU THANK YOU >> WE WILL THANKS, ALISON

>>> PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN THE STATE'S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER, ISSUING AN EMERGENCY ORDER, MANDATING THE SCHOOLS REOPEN CAMPUSES THIS FALL NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT, DASHA BARNS, SPOKE WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS ABOUT THE DECISION >> WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL INSTABILITY IN OUR CHILDREN OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS, ESPECIALLY OVER THE QUARANTINE THEY MISS THEIR FRIENDS A LOT AND IT'S CAUSED DEPRESSION, ANXIETY IN THE HOUSE

SO THEY NEED THAT SOCIALIZATION THAT IS IN SCHOOL AND THEY NEED THAT — THE ROLE MODELS OF THEIR TEACHERS TO HELP GUIDE THEM THROUGH THEIR SCHOOL WORK AND ALSO THROUGH LIFE-TYPE SITUATIONS >> PARENTS WANT THEIR KIDS IN THE BRICK-AND- MORTAR SETTING THEY WANT US TO BE FACE TO FACE

THEY LOVE US, TRUST US HAVE FAITH IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WE JUST TO GET TO THAT PIECE OF, IS IT TRULY SAFE? >> ALL THREE OF YOUR CHILDREN RIGHT NOW, BEHIND A DESK IN A CLASSROOM, COME AUGUST WHAT DO YOU ENVISION WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? WHAT ARE THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS? WHAT ARE THE TOOLS YOU WANT IN PLACE? >> MY VISION WOULD BE PRETTY SIMPLE

YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY'RE MOVING AROUND THE BUILDING WHETHER IT BE ENTERING THE SCHOOL OR IS IF THEY HAVE TO GO SOMEPLACE TO EAT LUNCH, OR IF THEY HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM, THEY SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK AND THEY SHOULD BE DOING THEIR BEST TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE OR NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE PHYSICAL DISTANCE

FROM OTHER STUDENTS OR OTHER ADULTS >> IT'S NOT JUST THE BASIC CLEAN UP THAT CUSTODIALS DO MOPPING THE FLOOR WIPING DOWN A BOARD THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE DETAIL, MAKE SURE DOOR HANDLES

THAT SANITIZER PIECE HAS TO BE PUT IN PLACE >> IN MY MIND, I'M NOT THINKING OF ANY CIRCUMSTANCES THAT I WOULDN'T SEND THEM TO SCHOOL IN FALL OKAY? IF THE OPTION IS THERE FOR THEM TO GO FIVE DAYS A WEEK, FACE TO FACE I'M GOING TO DO THAT I WANT MY CHILDREN THERE

I THINK THAT'S ARE THE BEST PLACE FOR THEM THERE SHOULD BE A TRAINED EDUCATOR, GUIDING THEM THROUGH THEIR EDUCATION REMEMBER >> PRESIDENT TRUMP ACTUALLY THREATENED TO WITHHOLD FUNDING TO SCHOOLS THAT DIDN'T REOPEN WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON THAT? >> MY TAKE IS, I UNDERSTAND HE WANTS TO GET IT OPEN BUT USING THOSE THREATS OUR COUNTRY IS HISTORICAL IN THE CORE OF EDUCATION

PEOPLE WANT TO GET BACK IN AND THOSE PEOPLE STILL NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE TAKEN CARE OF, WITH THEIR HEALTH LOOKING AS THE NUMBER 1 PRIORITY IT'S EITHER YOU DO IT OR I TAKE IN THE WAY THAT DOESN'T HELP US MOVE FORWARD IN THE PLAN OF OPENING SCHOOLS NO SUPERINTENDENT DOESN'T WANT TO OPEN SCHOOLS

WE WANT TO OPEN OUR SCHOOLS >> DOCTOR, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE EMERGENCY ORDER WHAT ARE THE DETAILS HERE THAT STATEWIDE? AND WHAT POWER DO INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS HAVE HERE? >> IT IS A STATEWIDE ORDER THE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ISSUED ON MONDAY, SAYING ALL SCHOOLS MUST REOPEN NEXT MONTH

NOW, IT'S STILL NEW AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEM HOW THEY FIND A WAY FORWARD MANY ARE SAYING THAT THEY WILL MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR THEIR OWN DISTRICT AT THE SAME TIME, IT DOES PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON

AND EDUCATION OFFICIALS I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO HAVE BEEN SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS BECAUSE THAT'S THE PROBLEM, ALISON THERE IS NOT YET A CONCRETE, AGREED-UPON PLAN SO EVERYONE IS LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES TO FIGURE IT OUT AND IT'S EVERYTHING FROM SANITATION TO HOW ON EARTH DO YOU MAKE CAFETERIAS SAFE DURING COVID? HOW DO YOU WORK WITH SCHOOL BUSES? HOW DO YOU KEEP KIDS FROM CROWDING IN DOORWAYS? THERE ARE JUST SO MANY DETAILS

AND THAT'S WHAT FOLKS ARE TELLING ME THEY SAY THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS AND THEY DON'T HAVE THAT FOLLOWINGED OUT YET AND YOU HEAR THIS N THAT SOUND CLIP, THOSE PARENTS ARE EAGER TO GET THEIR DAUGHTERS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM THEY'VE SEEN THEM STRUGGLING THEY SAID THEY ARE AWARE OF THE RISK OF COVID

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISKS TO THEIR CHILDREN'S EMOTIONAL, INTELLECTUAL AND MENTAL HEALTH IF THEY STAY HOME IT'S JUST PUSH AND PULL AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVERYONE DOES WANT KIDS BACK IN CLASSROOMS NO ONE IS ARGUING THAT THEY DON'T WANT THAT THE QUESTION IS, WHAT IS THE PLAN TO GETTING THERE? AND IMPORTANTLY, WHAT IS THE FUNDING TO GET THERE? THAT'S A BIG PART OF THE PUZZLE AS WELL

>> YEAH >> I MEAN, DASHA, EVERY EDUCATOR, PARENT, TEACHER YOU SPEAK WITH I MEAN, THEY HAVE A LONG LIST OF CONCERNS A LOT OF DETAILS AS YOU SAID TO TRY TO WORK OUT TO GET KIDS SAFELY BACK TO SCHOOL YOU MENTIONED IT IN YOUR PIECE

THE PRESIDENT, THREATENING TO CUT FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN HOW ARE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS REACTING TO THAT? >> WELL, ALISON FUNDING WAS A CONCERN EVEN BEFORE THE PRESIDENT MADE THAT STATEMENT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT ALL OF THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS I'VE BEEN TALKING TO, THEY HAVE BEEN SKEPTICAL THAT THEY WILL GET ENOUGH OF THE MONEY AND THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO ACTUALLY EXECUTE THE PLANS THEY'RE TRYING TO COME UP WITH RIGHT NOW AT THIS SCHOOL I'M AT, THIS IS FLAMINGO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BROWARD COUNTY, WHICH, BY THE WAY, THIS IS THE SIXTH LARGEST DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY

241 SCHOOLS THAT WILL ALL HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES JUST AT THIS SCHOOL IN PARTICULAR THE PRINCIPAL HERE PRINCIPAL BULLOCK HE TOLD ME THAT RIGHT NOW, HE'S MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT HIRING MORE CUSTODIAL STAFF

ABOUT HOW TO GET RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT IN MASKS AND SANITIZERS AND ALL OF THAT IN HIS CLASSROOMS HE'S MAKING ALL OF THOSE CHOICES AND HE HAS NOT YET RECEIVED ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDING HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH HE'S GOING TO GET HE DOESN'T KNOW IF HE'S GOING TO GET ANY

RIGHT NOW, HE'S MAKING THESE PLANS IN THE DARK AND THAT IS JUST THE SITUATION OF SO MANY TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOW, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND IF THEY'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PUT A PLAN IN PLACE, ONCE THEY HAVE ONE, ALISON? >> SO MANY DIFFICULT DECISIONS THERE IN FLORIDA AND IN DISTRICTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DASHA, THANKS SO MUCH

IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU >> THANKS, ALISON >>> THERE ARE A LOT OF HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT REOPENING OUR NATION'S SCHOOLS INTERNAL MEDICINES PHYSICIAN AND NBC MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR, DR LIPPY RORY JOINS ME NOW

GREAT TO SEE YOU CDC DIRECTOR, ROBERT REDFORD WAS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA TODAY HE SAID THE STUDENTS ARE BEST SEVEN SAID BY OPENING SCHOOLS HERE'S WHAT HE SAID >> WE'RE COMMITTED TO REOPENING THIS SAFELY PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IS TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROTECTING THE VUNLERABLE

WHETHER THEY'RE VULNERABLE STUDENTS WITH CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS WHAT THE TRUTH IS, AT THIS POINT, IT'S A CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE RIGHT NOW, TO GET THESE SCHOOLS REOPENED AND TO DO IT SAFELY? >> DR ROY, WHAT ARE THE BEST WAYS TO DO IT PROTECTING VULNERABLE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

>> IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, ALISON BY THE WAY, I HAD TO CHECK THE CALENDAR, BECAUSE I DIDN'T SEE THURSDAY ON YOUR SHIRT >> I TOOK A QUICK BREAK TODAY [ LAUGHTER ] >> ALL GOOD ALL GOOD

SO LOOK I AGREE WITH DR REDFIELD AND MANY OTHER EXPERTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SCHOOLS DO NEED TO REOPEN I MEAN, CHILDREN, AS YOU KNOW, ALISON THEY NEED NOT ONLY IN-CLASS INSTRUCTION

BUT SCHOOLS PROVIDED MEALS 20 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES RELIED ON SCHOOLS FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AND THEY RELY ON SCHOOLS FOR HEALTH SERVICES BUT HERE'S THE KEY AS YOUR PREVIOUS REPORTER SAID, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS

IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, IT IS SAFER TO REOPEN [ INAUDIBLE ] A GOOD JOB IN DRIVING DOWN THE COMMUNITY SPREAD IT'S MORE EFFECTIVE THEY CAN SAFELY REOPEN BUT AS YOU KNOW, ALISON

OTHER COUNTRIES — OR PARDON ME OTHER STATES THERE'S STILL A HIGH LEVEL OF COMMUNITY SPREAD AND THE VIRUS IS RAMPAGING THROUGH THOSE AREAS REOPENING SCHOOLS NOT YET

>> IF SCHOOLS DO REOPEN, WHAT KIND OF TESTING WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE? HOW SHOULD SCHOOL DISTRICTS BE THINKING ABOUT THAT? >> YEAH SO THAT SAID, THERE ARE OTHER AREAS WHERE SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN SAFELY AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THE CDC GUIDELINES INCLUDE KEEPING THAT SAFE DISTANCE OF 6 FEET BETWEEN DECKS MAKING SURE THE STUDENTS AND THE ADULTS, THE TEACHERS AND CARETAKERS AND JAGGERS, AND HEALTHCARE STAFF AT THE SCHOOL THEY ARE ALL AWARE OF FACE CLOTH COVERINGS

STAGGERING PICKUP AND DROPOFF HAND SANITIZING, TEACHING KIDS TO WASH THEIR HANDS FOR 20 SECONDS AND MAKING SURE THEY USE A TISSUE WHEN THEY NEEZ SNEEZE OR COUGH I MEAN, THERE'S A LOT OF GUIDELINES IT ALSO HAS TO BE TAILORED FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL, THAT COMMUNITY

AND THEN WORK FROM THERE YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOCAL COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE TO WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, ALISON >> DR ROY, THE CDCC SAYS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS SCHOOLS SHOULD CONSIDER REOPENING, KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY THAN ADULTS DO WE HAVE ENOUGH DATA TO SUPPORT THAT? >> THE SHORT ANSWER IS WE DON'T KNOW

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION REMEMBER BACK EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC? WE DOES MOST OF OUR TESTING ON PEOPLE WHO WERE SYMPTOMATIC AND WHO WERE OLDER AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS AND THE MAIN REASON FOR THAT, THE TESTING WAS SO LIMITED [ INAUDIBLE ] SO THAT OUR PEOPLE BUT EVEN THEN, WE'RE NOT REALLY WIDELY TESTING CHILDREN AS MUCH AS WE ARE ADULTS THAT, AND IN ADDITION

WE SIMPLY DON'T HAVE THE DATA TO SHOW THE TRANSMISSIBILITY OF THE VIRUSES AMONG CHILDREN AND I HATE TO USE KIDS NOW AS AN EXPERIMENT COMING TO SCHOOLS, WHERE THEY COULD POTENTIALLY GET INFECTED AND INFECT THE ADULT, TEACHERS AND STAFF

AND GO HOME AND GET OTHER IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE >> IT'S DEFINITELY A BIG CONCERN DR ROY, I FEEL LIKE WE'VE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THIS VIRUS, BUT THERE ARE STILL SO MANY QUESTIONS THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING ON WITH US AND ANSWERING TO HELP WITH SOME OF THEM

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WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK BUT AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME, SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRL >> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE 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 >>> JOE BIDEN IN THE BATTLEGROUND STATE OF PENSE PENSE TODAY

ROLLING OUT HIS ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN, DUBBED "BUILD BACK BETTER" >>> THROUGHOUT THIS CRISIS DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN ALMOST SINGLY FOCUSED ON THE STOCK MARKET THE DOW AND NASDAQ NOT YOU

NOT YOUR FAMILIES IF I AM FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ELECTED PRESIDENT I'LL BE LASER- FOCUSED ON WORKING FAMILIES THE MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES I CAME FROM HERE IN SCRANTON >>> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, MIKE MEMILY HAS MORE FROM JUST OUTSIDE OF JOE BIDEN'S HOME TOWN

>> WHEN DONALD TRUMP WON PENNSYLVANIA AND OF COURSE THE WHITE HOUSE IN 2016, IT WAS IN LARGE PART, THANKS TO A VERY SIMPLE SLOGAN "TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" THAT LED TO A BIG SWING IN THIS PART OF PENSE PENSE PARTICULARLY LUTHER AN COUNTY, NOT FAR FROM WHERE WE ARE HERE JOE BIDEN SPOKE TODAY 20 POINTS IN THE DIRECTION OF DONALD TRUMP

AND SO JOE BIDEN, THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN THEY ONLY PLAY THAT SCRANTON CARD WHEN THEY REALLY WANT TO MAKE AN IMPRINT AND THAT'S WHY HE CAME TODAY TO ANNOUNCE HIS OWN SLOGAN OF SORTS TO ANNOUNCE ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BUILD BACK BETTER JOE BIDEN PROPOSING $400 BILLION THAT WOULD FOCUS ON AMERICAN MANUFACTURING

SO-CALLED BUY AMERICAN PROVISIONS WOULD BE STRENGTHSENNED UNDER THIS PLAN THIS IS TO REGAIN WHAT BIDEN SAYS IS THE COMPETITIVE EDGE, INTERNATIONALLY SO DEVELOP AND MARKET AMERICAN- MADE PRODUCTS TO THE WORLD AND SAYS WE HAVE LOST TO CHINA, DESPITE THE PRESIDENT'S TOUGH RHETORIC ABOUT CHINA THIS WILL BE A FOUR-PART ECONOMIC ROLLOUT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

WE SHOULD ALSO EXPECT TO HEAR SOMETHING ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY AND IBFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT ABOUT CLEAN ENERGY AND HOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND PROTECT THOSE IN THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND LASTLY, HE'LL FOCUS ON RACIAL INEQUALITY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ON BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS OF COLOR

NOW, ALISON PART OF THIS, OF COURSE, IS JUST ABOUT THE POLICY FOR JOE BIDEN, SCRANTON IS MORE THAN HIS HOMETOWN IT'S HIS POLITICAL IDENTITY I'VE HEARD OVER THE DECADE AND CHANGE THAT I'VE BEEN COVERING BIDEN, MORE STORIES THAT HE PROVIDED ANECDOTES THAT HE LEARNED AT HIS TABLE

AND THIS, FOR JOE BIDEN, IS ABOUT RECLAIMING THE ECONOMIC MANTLE AWAY FROM DONALD TRUMP DESPITE THE POLL THAT SHOWS JOE BIDEN IN A STRONG POSITION NATIONALLY AND HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA, A CRITICAL BATTLEGROUND STATE THERE IS ONE ON THE HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY AND SO JOE BIDEN TODAY, BEGINNING THAT ECONOMIC ROLLOUT TO TRY TO REENFORCE WHAT THE DEMOCRATS BELIEVE SHOULD BE AN ISSUE IN THEIR FAVOR

AND AT HIS REMARKS, YOU HEARD JOE BIDEN SAY DONALD TRUMP DOESN'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE HARDSHIPS MANY AMERICANS ARE FACING NOW HE TALKED ABOUT THE RECOVERY EFFORTS BEING PASSED BY THE CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP THIS YEAR $3 TRILLION IN SPENDING BUT NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF ISSUES IN HOW THAT ROLLED OUT HE COMPARED THAT

OVERSEEING THE RECOVERY ACT AND HE ALSO, OF COURSE, TALKED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS ITSELF SOMETHING HE'S NOT GOING TO LET HIS SPEECH GO BY WITHOUT ADDRESSING HE SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS WAVED THE WHITE FLAG BEYOND THE ECONOMIC, BIDEN ALSO ADDRESSING CONFEDERATE FLAGS

SPECIFICALLY, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SEEMING DEFENSE HE NOTED THAT A LOT FOUGHT AGAINST NAFLAG AND EVERYTHING HE STOOD FOR AND HE SAID, AMERICANS NEEDLE TO UNITE, IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PUT THIS ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK AND THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ONLY FOCUSED ON DIVISION AND ALISON I'M NOT GOING TO LET THIS GO, WITHOUT GETTING INTO YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT

AND THAT, OF COURSE, IS THE BEEF STAKES THIS SPECIFIC PLANK THAT BIDEN UNVEILED TODAY ABOUT PROCUREMENT IT WAS DONE IN CONSULTATION WITH MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN BOTH TEAM CONFIRMING TO ME THAT THIS IS A POLICY THAT THEY WORK ON TOGETHER, IN ORDER TO ROLL IT OUT

AND THAT WARREN HERSELF WILL BE SPEAKING TONIGHT, DOING >>> SHE WILL BE DOING DIFFERENT APPEARANCES TO PROMOTE IT BIG ECONOMIC FEATURE FOR THE CAMPAIGN TODAY >>> LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS NOW WITH THE LATEST FROM NBC NEWSCOM WHAT YOU HAVE? >> GREAT TO SEE YOU PICK LOTS OF NEWS IN THIS HOUR

FIRST PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER PERSONAL ATTORNEY HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER ALLEGEDLY VIOLATING THE TERMS OF THE COVID-19 RELEASE THAT IS FROM OUR LOCAL STATION IN NEW YORK THEY TOLD US THAT THEY HAD PHOTOS OF HIM DINING AT A RESTAURANT THAT MIGHT HAVE PROMPTED HIS RETURN TO JAIL >>> TO DECISIONS INVOLVING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS TODAY THEY RULED A PROSECUTOR CAN SEE THE RECORDS BUT CONGRESS CANNOT FOR THE TIME BEING

WE WILL HAVE DETAILS ON THAT IN JUST A MOMENT >>> NEW EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS ARE OUT TODAY AROUND 13 MILLION AMERICANS FILING FIRST TIME ON A PLANE CLAIMS LAST WEEK WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS ARE STILL HISTORICALLY HIGH BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC

THEY HAVE DECLINED FOR 14 STRAIGHT WEEKS WITH THAT IN MIND A NUMBER OF STATES ARE SEEING DEVASTATING COVID-19 NUMBERS AN ANALYSIS SHOWS CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA ARE AMONG 12 STATES SEEING RECORD- BREAKING SEVEN- DAY INFECTIONS >> RATHER THAN THINK IN TERMS OF REVERTING BACK TO A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN I WOULD THINK WE WOULD NEED TO GET THE STATES LOOKING AT THEIR OPENING PROCESSES AND WHAT DID NOT WORK WELL AND TRY TO MITIGATE THAT >> STARBUCKS ANNOUNCED TODAY IT WOULD REQUIRE ALL CUSTOMERS TO WHERE FACE COVERINGS IN ALL OF ITS LOCATIONS STARTING JULY 15

FOLLOWS A NUMBER OF BUSINESSES TRYING TO GRAPPLE WITH REOPENING THEIR STORES WHILE KEEPING CUSTOMERS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE THE COMPANY SAID PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS CAN ORDER BY DRIVE-THROUGH, CURBSIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY >>> ARTS OF FIFTH AVENUE ARE SHUT DOWN TODAY IN ORDER TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIFE IS MATTER PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE MERRILL SYMBOL OF HATE WE WILL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH SOME MORE UPDATES

>>> SUCH COOL VIDEO I CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK TO NEW YORK CITY THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAXES PICK THESE UP WRINKLE RULED TODAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT IMMUNE TO A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA PICK THEY WILL NOT LET CONGRESS SEE THE DOCUMENTS FOR NOW JOINING ME NOW, PETE WILLIAMS AND TOM WINTER

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE WOULD YOU WALK US THROUGH THESE RULINGS? >> ON THE FIRST ONE, THE SUPREME COURT ACTUALLY UNANIMOUSLY REJECTED THE PRESIDENT CLAIM THAT HE WAS CATEGORICALLY IMMUNE FROM THESE KINDS OF SUBPOENAS HIS ARGUMENT HAS BEEN BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CANNOT BE INDICTED IN OFFICE HE IS THEREFORE IMMUNE FROM INGLE SINGLE PARTS OF THE PROCESS THE COURTS SAID NO UNANIMOUSLY HE ALSO SAID IF YOU LET A LOCAL PROSECUTOR GET MATERIAL FROM THE SITTING PRESIDENT THE LOCAL PROSECUTORS ARE ELECTED AND POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE THAT COULD CREATE A WHOLE NEW WAY OF HARASSING THE PRESIDENT AND THE COURT REJECTED THAT

DEVOTE TODAY WAS 7-2 BECAUSE THE DISSENTERS SAID OKAY, YOU WANT TO SUBPOENA SOMETHING FROM THE PRESIDENT, THERE HAS TO BE A HIGHER STANDARD THAN IF YOU WERE SUBPOENAING SOMEBODY NEXT- DOOR AND THAT'S WHAT THEY DEFENDED THE COURT RULING SAID YES THE PRESIDENT CANNOT COMPLETELY FEND OFF THE SUBPOENA THEY SENT IT BACK TO A LOWER COURT TO GIVE THE PRESIDENT A CHANCE TO DO WHAT ANYBODY ELSE CAN DO WHEN THEY ARE MET WITH A SUBPOENA, THEY CLAIM IT IS TOO BROAD AND THEY ARE NOT ACCOUNTABLE BUT FRANKLY HIS ABILITY TO PREVAIL ON THAT SEEMS SOMEWHAT LIMITED THE ODDS ARE ULTIMATELY THE PROSECUTOR WILL EVENTUALLY GET HIS HANDS ON THESE DOCUMENTS AND OF COURSE BECAUSE OF THE GRAND JURY SECRECY THEY WILL BE MADE PUBLIC THE COURT ALSO REJECTED HIS CATEGORICAL APPROACH THAT CONGRESS CANNOT GET THIS KIND OF MATERIAL BECAUSE OF IT'S NOT A LEGITIMATE THING FOR CONGRESS TO

IT STRUCK A LITTLE MORE OF A BALANCE THAT IT DID IN THE OTHER CASE WHAT THEY SAID WAS, BY THE WAY, NEVER BEFORE HAS THE SUPREME COURT HAD TO REFEREE A FIGHT BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE FOR DOCUMENTS BELONGING TO A PRESIDENT IS IS A FIRST THE THINGS USUALLY GET WORKED OUT IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS THE COURT SAID YOU HAVE TWO PALOOKA BRANCHES AND YOU HAVE TO STRIKE A BALANCE WHEN CONGRESS WANTS SOMETHING FROM THE PRESIDENT THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THEY WANT IT FOR A LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE, IT'S NARROWLY FOCUSED AND THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO GET IT

I THINK IT MEANS CONGRESS WILL HAVE TO RE- SHARPEN THEIR SUBPOENA, IT IS VERY BROAD I THINK CONGRESS IS ITS OWN WORST ENEMY IN BOTH OF THESE CASES THE TWO TRUMP APPOINTEES BRETT CAVANAGH AND NEIL VOTED WITH THE MAJORITY >> LET'S GO TO YOU TOM I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE QUESTIONING HOW WE GOT HERE, WHY ARE THEY GOING AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S FINANCIAL RECORDS IN THE FIRST PLACE? >> NOT BECAUSE OF A LEGAL ACTION NECESSARILY, THEY SUBPOENAED A THIRD PARTY, THE CUSTODIAN OF THESE RECORDS, THE ACCOUNTING FIRM THAT PREPARES THE PRESIDENTS TAXES TO GET THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS

WHAT ESSENTIALLY HAPPENED THEY WERE SERVED A SUBPOENA AND AT THAT POINT IN TIME PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ATTORNEYS SUED HIM TO TRY TO STOP THESE RECORDS FROM BEING TURNED OVER THAT IS HOW WE GOT OURSELVES HERE AT THE SUPREME COURT THEY WANT TO LOOK AND SEE THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE TAX RETURNS IS ABOUT THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS

WHAT WENT INTO THEM, WHAT WERE THE CLAIMS MADE THAT WOULD NEED TO MADE IN THOSE FILINGS ANY BACKGROUND FINANCIAL INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO LOOK AT THERE ARE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS AND AFFAIRS AND HE HAS BEEN CONDUCTING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF BUSINESS IN MANHATTAN AND THE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS TALKING ABOUT THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO THE POINT WE WERE AT TODAY

WE ARE A LONG WAYS AWAY FROM HAVING ANY FINALITY HERE >> NO DOUBT WHAT DID SAI VANCE SAY TODAY? >> HE SAID THIS IS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY FOR THE SYSTEM OF JUSTICE NOT EVEN A PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW OUR INVESTIGATION WHICH HAS BEEN DELAYED FOR A YEAR WILL RESUME

WE WILL FOLLOW THE LAW AND THE FACTS WHEREVER THEY LEAD AN IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR HIM TODAY JUST ANOTHER STOP ALONG THE JOURNEY OF GETTING THESE DOCUMENTS IT WILL BE REMANDED TO THE LOWER COURT AND WE EXPECT SOMETIME BEFORE DECISIONS ARE MADE I THINK IT'S POSSIBLE WE WILL HEAR WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO FROM THE VANCE TEAM AND SEE WHERE IT WILL GO FROM HERE

THE PRESENCE ATTORNEYS WILL CHALLENGE IT IN THE LEGAL BACK- AND-FORTH WILL CONTINUE >> I KNOW YOU SAID WE WOULD GET TO SEE THE PRESIDENTS TAX RETURNS, DON'T GET EXCITED BECAUSE THE PUBLIC MIGHT NOT SEE THEM DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF SEEING HOW THESE CASES WILL GO ANY LOWER COURTS? >> MY GUESS IS VANCE WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL HE WILL BE ABLE TO GET THE GRAND JURY MATERIAL FROM THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF GRAND JURY SECRECY RULES THEY WILL NOT BE MADE PUBLIC AND WE WILL NEVER SEE HIS TAX RETURNS UNLESS HE BRINGS CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST SOMEONE AND SEEKS TO USE THE TAX RETURNS AS EVIDENCE

EVEN THEN THE AXIS MIGHT BE RESTRICTED IF CONGRESS GOT THEM THEY WOULD SAY THEY WITH RESPECT PRIVACY BUT THEY WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAK OUT IT WILL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE CONGRESS EVER GETS THESE DOCUMENTS THEY WILL HAVE TO REDO THE SUBPOENA, CONGRESS IS PRETTY MUCH HANDICAPPED BY THE PANDEMIC THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME DOING MUCH OF ANYTHING AND THEY HAVE AN ELECTION COMING UP

YOU ARE LOOKING REALISTICALLY AT SOMETIME AFTER THE ELECTION AS CONGRESS TRIES AGAIN THEY WOULD NOT TRY AGAIN IF PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT ELECTED YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THAT IS AS GOOD AS MINE NUMBER ONE THESE DECISIONS ARE LANDMARK RULINGS ABOUT THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS AND THE AUTHORITY OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE GRAND JURY TO GET THESE MATERIALS THE QUESTION THAT HAS NEVER BEEN ANSWERED BEFORE IN OUR HISTORY

THE VANCE RULING IS A BIG DEFEAT FOR THE PRESIDENT WE ARE NOT GOING TO SEE THE TAX RETURNS FORGET IT >> GREAT TO HAVE BOTH OF YOU TOGETHER TODAY THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WASTED NO TIME TWEETING ABOUT THE RULINGS ON HIS TAXES CALLING IT POLITICAL PROCESS DICTATION THE PRESIDENT HAD A STRING OF TWEETS TODAY WHAT ELSE IS HE SAYING ABOUT THE RULINGS? >> WE JUST HEARD HIM REACT ON CAMERA IN A SEPARATE MEETING WHERE HE WAS ASKED FOR HIS REACTION AND HE ECHOED THE SENTIMENT WE SAW ON TWITTER EARLIER TODAY ANYTIME HE HAS FELT HE HAS BEEN PERSECUTED HE HAS LASHED OUT SAYING IT IS AN UNFAIR SYSTEM THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT IN TERMS OF THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION

HE LIKES TO POSITION HIMSELF AS THE VICTIM OF A WITCH HUNT HE REPEATEDLY SAYS THIS IS SOMETHING HE FELT WOULD BE, THIS IS ALSO INCLUDED IN HIS OWN SUPREME COURT NOMINEES WHO SIDED WITH THE MAJORITY IT IS HARD FOR THE WHITE HOUSE TO IGNORE THIS THE PRESIDENT IS PLEASED WITH HALF OF THE DECISION THE OTHER ONE HE IS NOT

>> HOW IS HIS LEGAL TEAM RESPONDING TODAY? >> THERE IS A STATEMENT FROM A PERSONAL ATTORNEY, HE SAYS WE ARE PLEASED THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS TEMPORARILY BLOCKED BOTH CONGRESS AND PROSECUTORS FROM OBTAINING THE PRESIDENTS FINANCIAL RECORDS WE WILL SEEK TO RAISE ADDITIONAL, CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN THE LOWER COURT ESSENTIALLY SAYING THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THE TIMELINE APPROACH OF ALL OF THIS NOT NECESSARILY WITH THE OUTCOME BUT THEY ARE PLEASED TO SEE IT WILL BE ANOTHER COUPLE MONTHS IF WE KNOW HOW THAT CASE WILL RESOLVE ITSELF THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO IS NEVER SHY ABOUT SPEAKING OUT WHEN HE FEELS LIKE HE IS UNDER ATTACK OR UNDER PRESSURE

THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN TODAY >> ON THAT NOTE, BRETT CAVANAGH AND NEIL VOTED WITH THE MAJORITY RULING THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW DO WE KNOW HOW THE PRESIDENT IS FEELING ABOUT HIS APPOINTEES RIGHT NOW? >> WE DO AND WE KNOW FROM THE PRESS SECRETARY A SHORT TIME AGO SHE TOOK QUESTIONS ON THIS EXACT TOPIC WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT SHE SAID IN THIS EVIDENCE BRIEFING

TAKE A LISTEN >> THE JUSTICES ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION IS AN INDEPENDENT BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT AS FOR THE DECISION PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDERSCORED THIS IN THE DIVORCES, JUST AS CAVANAGH POINTED OUT IN THE COURT CASE THAT THERE WAS UNANIMOUS AGREEMENT THAT IT SHOULD BE REMANDED TO DC, EXCUSE ME TO THE DISTRICT COURT WHERE HE MAY RAISE CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL ARGUMENTS THERE WAS ALSO A NOTE IN THE ROBERTS OPINION ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE CASE

SICKLY THE GRAND JURY SAID THEY WERE PROHIBITED FROM ARBITRARY FISHING EXPEDITIONS AND INITIATING INVESTIGATIONS OUT OF MALICE OR INTENT TO HARASS THAT LANGUAGE MADE IT PRETTY CLEAR >> THERE TRYING TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE APPOINTEES WERE POINTING AT THINGS THAT BACK UP HIS OWN ARGUMENTS THAT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL OUTCOME OF THESE CASES AND WHAT COULD PRESENT AS AN ISSUE DOWN THE LINE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS IT IS UNLIKELY WE WILL SEE ANY OF THE PRESIDENTS TAX RETURNS BEFORE NOVEMBER BUT YOU CAN EXPECT DEMOCRATS TO PROBABLY CONTINUE TO CALL FOR THEM

>> YES, ON THE FLIPSIDE YOU PROBABLY WON'T SEE THE TAXES BEFORE THE ELECTION HOW DO YOU EXPECT THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WILL PLAY THIS ONE? IT IS AN ISSUE THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY >> THEY WERE ALREADY CAPITALIZING ON THIS TRYING TO SPIN WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE CONCEIVED AS A VICTORY IN TERMS OF THE CASE BEING SENT BACK TO THE LOWER COURT THIS IS A CAMPAIGN THAT IS CONSTANTLY TOUTING THE PRESIDENTS SUPREME COURT NOMINEES IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS SHOUTED AND ECHOED THROUGH THE ROOF TOPS FROM BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND HIS SURROGATES IT IS SOMETHING WE CONTINUE TO EXPECT THEM TO SEE

IT DOES BECOME MORE COMPENSATED WHEN YOU TRY TO PUT INTO CONTEXT WHAT THEY WERE ABLE TO SAY IN THIS DECISION IS NOT COMPLETELY SIDING WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS THEY WILL REFRAME THIS AS SOMETHING THEY BELIEVE TO BE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AND THEY ARE GLAD TO SEE THAT THE PRESIDENTS TAX RETURNS WILL NOT BE OUT BEFORE THE ELECTION >> A LOT HAPPENING TODAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> AND OTHER 1

3 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR AN APPOINTMENT LAST WEEK THIS IS THE 16th WEEK IN A ROW THE JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE STAYED ABOVE 1 MILLION BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT IS JOINING ME RIGHT NOW WHERE ARE THOSE CLAIMS COMING FROM? IS THERE A DIRECT CORRELATION? OTHER STATES HIT THE HARDEST BY THE VIRUS THE SAME STATES WHERE PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK AND LOOKING FOR FINANCIAL HELP? >> IN SOME CASES IT IS, THE HARDEST HIT STATES IN THE LAST WEEKS THE JOBLESS CLAIM NUMBERS FROM CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, FLORIDA, SOME OF THE BIGGER, BUSIER ECONOMIES RIGHT NOW ARE TAKING THE BIGGEST HITS THE OTHER NUMBER DOWN TO THE 1

3 MILLION THAT MATTERS IS THE ONE MILLIONTH THAT HAVE BEEN CLAIMING PANDEMIC AND EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE YOU HAVE 23 MILLION FILING FOR THESE BENEFITS IS THE 16th WEEK AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE CHART, WE LOVE LOOKING AT THE DATA YOU SEE A PLATEAU OF JOBLESS CLAIMS MEANING YES WE ARE OFF THE HIGH FROM MARCH AND THINGS ARE BETTER AND ECONOMIES ARE REOPENING THAT THERE ARE STILL MAJOR LAYOFFS AND MAJOR RESTRUCTURING ACROSS THE BOARD

>> MORE THAN 48 MILLION HAVE FILED FOR AN APPOINTMENT IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS ARE THERE MORE POSITIVE SIGNS FOR OUR ECONOMY IN THESE NUMBERS? I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THEM TRYING TO FIND THE THINGS TO GET EXCITED ABOUT OR HOPEFUL ABOUT >> YOU CAN BE HELPFUL ABOUT CONTINUING CLAIMS THAT IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE CONTINUING TO COLLECT AND APPOINTMENT BENEFITS RIGHT NOW AS OF ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO IT IS 18 MILLION WORKERS HERE IN THE U

S THAT NUMBER IS COMING OFF OF 20 MILLION SO YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE PEOPLE STOP COLLECTING AND EMPLOYMENT 18 MILLION IS STILL AN EXTREMELY HIGH NUMBER WE EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO REMAIN IN THE MILLIONS BECAUSE YOU HAVE COMPANIES LIKE UNITED AIRLINES SAYING THEY ARE GOING TO FURLOUGH INVOLUNTARILY UP TO 36,000 PEOPLE ON THE FIRST >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT, THEY SAID THEY COULD BE FURLOUGHING 36,000 EMPLOYEES THIS FALL

THE PRESIDENT OF THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION TALKED ABOUT THAT TODAY LET'S LISTEN >> THIS CRISIS IS BIGGER THAN 9/11 AND THE GREAT RECESSION, IT'S BIGGER THAN ANYTHING WE'VE EVER SEEN BY FIVE TIMES THIS MEANS DEVASTATIONS FOR FAMILIES IF WE DO NOT GET CONTINUED FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR OUR JOBS >> I KNOW THE AIRLINES ARE NOT THE ONLY INDUSTRY DEALING WITH THAT

WHAT OTHER INDUSTRIES ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND HAVING A HARD TIME RECOVERING AND THINKING ABOUT LETTING PEOPLE GO? >> THE NUMBER ONE INDUSTRY TO BE WATCHING OUTSIDE OF THE AIRLINES IS RETAIL WALGREENS TODAY SAID THEY WILL CUT 4000 JOBS YESTERDAY BROOKS BROTHERS FILED FOR CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION CLOSING 50 STORES THE USE S OLDEST RETAIL BRAND WALGREENS IS ALSO SUFFERING FOR THE HAD A BUNCH OF GOOD SALES RIGHT UP AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC AND THINGS HAVE REALLY FLATLINED

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BROAD RETAIL PICTURE YOU WILL SEE MORE STORES CLOSING I TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT OF FORESIGHT RESEARCH AND THEY DO ALL OF THE FORECASTS OF HOW MANY STORES WILL CLOSE EACH YEAR AND THEY JUST ESTIMATED 25,000 STORES WILL CLOSE AND WHEN I TALKED TO HER THIS WEEK SHE SAID IT WILL BE MORE LIKE 35,000 OR 45,000 ON A PERMANENT BASIS FOR THIS YEAR SHE SAYS BANKRUPTCIES WILL SKYROCKET SIGNIFICANTLY >> THOSE ARE SCARY NUMBERS IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU

SOMEDAY WE WILL TALK ON A THURSDAY AND GET THOSE NUMBERS UNDER 1 MILLION THANK YOU >>> WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED AS THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT YOU DON'T HAVE TO FILL LESS THAN THAT IS MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC USE NOW WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD MY WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> ARE NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED

BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> 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? CAN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TURN THIS AROUND? PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET AWAY FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTEST? >>> THEY ARE SENDING EVERYTHING BACK DOWN TO THE LOWER COURTS SO WE ARE SATISFIED ON THAT

BUT THE OTHER IS A POLITICAL WITCHHUNT LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE IS A HOAX AND IT WITCHHUNT JUST LIKE THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION THIS IS ANOTHER HOAX IT IS PURELY LYRICAL PEOPLE ARE LEAVING NEW YORK

IT IS A POLITICAL WITCHHUNT OBAMA, BIDEN WERE ILLEGAL WITH THE CAMPAIGN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP REACTING TO SUPREME COURT RULINGS ON HIS TAXES TODAY ACCORDING TO ONE OF THE DECISIONS THEY CAN SEE FINANCIAL RECORDS FOR NOW BUT NANCY PELOSI SAYS IT WILL SEND A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT >> HERE WE ARE

THE SUPREME COURT INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT'S APPOINTEES HAVE DECLARED THAT HE IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT IT I KNOW HE IS TWEETING ONE THING AND OTHERS ARE SAYING AND OTHER WHATEVER IT IS IT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES >> LEANNE CALDWELL IS JOINING ME NOW, SHE SAID IT NOW GOES TO THE LOWER COURTS

WHAT SHOULD WE BE WATCHING FOR? >> SHE AND THE DEMOCRATS VOWED TO CONTINUE TO KEEP PRESSING THIS CASE IT'S NOT AN IMMEDIATE VICTORY FOR THEM AND THE CASE IS NOT COMPLETELY DONE BUT THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT CLOSE THE DOOR FOR THEM THIS WILL GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS THE LOWER COURT HAS ALREADY TWICE RULED IN THEIR FAVOR THE SUPREME COURT SAYS THEY HAVE TO CREATE A MUCH MORE CLEAR PATH OF WHAT THEY WANT

NOW THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS LAID OUT SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY NEED TO SHOW THE LOWER COURT THEY ARE VERY CONFIDENT THEY WILL PREVAIL THE THING IS, IT'S NOT GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME IT'S GOING TO BE MORE TIME BEFORE WE GET ANY FINALIZATION ON THIS CASE >> WHAT ARE WE HEARING FROM LAWMAKERS ABOUT THIS? >> DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING IT IS THE RULE OF THE PRESIDENT AND IT'S NOT ABOVE THE LAW HERE WE HAVE THE HEAD OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND HE SAYS THE DELAY IS DANGEROUS BUT WE REMAIN CONFIDENT THAT WE WILL ULTIMATELY PREVAIL

HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE DELAY THAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID BECAUSE IT WILL NOT BE DECIDED IMMEDIATELY HE SAYS IT IMPACTS HIS POLICIES AND NATIONAL SECURITY REPUBLICANS ON THE OTHER HAND SAY THE DECISION WILL NOT END THE DEMOCRATIC PARTISAN OBSESSION THOSE ARE TWO EXAMPLES OF WHAT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THEY ARE PRETTY MUCH IN UNISON

DEMOCRATS SAID IT WAS NOT A GOOD DAY FOR THE PRESIDENT, THEY DID NOT GET A DIRECT WIN BUT THE SUPREME COURT DID NOT CLOSE THE DOOR >> SEPARATE FROM THIS CASE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE HAS REQUESTED THE PRESIDENT TAX RETURNS DOES THE SUPREME COURT RULING EFFECT THAT? >> IT COULD THE WAY THAT COMMITTEE IS IN, THEY ARE IN A DIFFERENT COURT WITH A DIFFERENT JURISDICTION THEY ARE SAYING THE TAX LAWS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS

THE PRESIDENT IS CHALLENGING THAT IN THE COURT IT IS IN A LOWER COURT THE JUDGE IN THAT CASE SAYS THEY WANT TO WAIT TO SEE WHAT THE SUPREME COURT RULES IN THE OTHER SUBPOENAS BEFORE THEY MAKE A DECISION AND MOVE FORWARD DEMOCRATS SAY THE FACT THAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID THEY CAN CONTINUE TO SUBPOENA THE ADMINISTRATION IS A VERY GOOD SIGN IN THE INVESTIGATIONS AND THIS OTHER CASE THEY ARE ALSO TRYING TO GET THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS

WE COULD HEAR FROM THAT JUDGE RELATIVELY SOON >> FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR JEFFREY FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, HE TESTIFIED BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ABOUT HIS FIRING LAST MONTH I KNOW THAT WAS A CLOSED-DOOR HEARING BUT I KNOW THINGS TRICKLE OUT WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING FROM THAT? >> WE OBTAIN HIS OPENING STATEMENT AND IN THAT OPENING STATEMENT IT WAS VERY DETAILED ON WHAT HAPPENED HE TALKED ABOUT ONE NIGHT WHEN ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR ASKED HIM TO MEET HIM IN HIS HOTEL ROOM IN NEW YORK CITY AND HE ASKED HIM TO STEP DOWN

HE SAID HE WANTED TO REPLACE THEM WITH THE CURRENT HEAD OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION HE SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO STEP DOWN, HE THOUGHT HE WAS NOT QUALIFIED FOR THAT JOB AND THERE ARE A LOT OF INVESTIGATIONS GOING ON THAT HE NEEDED TO SEE HIS RESPONSE WAS IF YOU DO NOT STEP DOWN YOU WILL GET FIRED AND GETTING FIRED WILL BE BAD FOR YOUR RESUME AND IT WILL LOOK BAD FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER STILL HE DID NOT STEP DOWN HE REFUSED

LATER HE PUT OUT A STATEMENT TO THE PRESSING THAT HE STEPS DOWN WHEN IN FACT HE DID NOT THAT WAS WHEN EVERYTHING BECAME PUBLIC AND THERE IS THAT PUBLIC STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND JEFFREY EVENTUALLY HE STEPPED ASIDE AND THE CLOSED- DOOR HEARING I'M TOLD WITH A TALKED ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL HEAR FROM AGEE BAR IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS AND WE ARE SURE THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS HE WILL BE ASKED >> YOU NEVER QUIT, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE APPRECIATED

>>> JOE BIDEN IN THE BATTLEGROUND STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA TODAY ROLLING OUT HIS ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN DUBBED BUILD BACK BETTER >> DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN SINGULARLY FOCUSED ON THE STOCK MARKET, DOW, NASDAQ, NOT YOU, YOUR FAMILIES IF I AM FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ELECTED PRESIDENT I WILL BE LASER FOCUSED ON WORKING FAMILIES, MIDDLE- CLASS FAMILIES LIKE KAREN SCRANTON >> WE HAVE MORE FROM JUST OUTSIDE OF JOE BIDEN'S HOMETOWN >> WHEN HE WON PENNSYLVANIA IN 2016 IT WAS IN LARGE PART TO A SIMPLE SLOGAN, TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

THAT LED TO A BIG SWING IN THIS PART OF PENNSYLVANIA, SPECIFICALLY LUTHERAN COUNTY ONE OF THE BIGGEST WINGS IN THE COUNTRY FROM BROCK OBAMA, 20 POINTS IN THE DIRECTION OF DONALD TRUMP THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN ONLY PLAYED THAT CARD WHEN THEY WANT TO MAKE AN IMPRINT THAT IS WHY HE CAME HERE TODAY TO ANNOUNCE HIS OWN SLOGAN TO BUILD BACK BETTER

HE IS PROPOSING $700 BILLION IN SPENDING, 400 BILLION IN FEDERAL PROCUREMENT THAT WOULD FOCUS ON AMERICAN MANUFACTURING AMERICAN PROVISIONS WOULD BE STRENGTHENED $300 BILLION ON WHAT THEY CALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS THIS IS TO REGAIN THE COMPETITIVE EDGE INTERNATIONALLY TO DEVELOP AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS TO THE WORLD

HE SAID WE HAVE LOST TO CHINA DESPITE THE PRESIDENT'S TOUGH RHETORIC THE CAMPAIGN SAYS THIS WILL BE A FOUR-PART ECONOMIC ROLLOUT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WE SHOULD ALSO EXPECT TO HEAR SOMETHING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE AND CLEAN ENERGY THERE IS ALSO A FOCUS ON HOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND THE NEED TO SUPPORT THOSE IN THE ECONOMY THAT ARE PROVIDING CARE ESPECIALLY IN THE PANDEMIC LASTLY HE WILL FOCUS ON RACIAL INEQUALITY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY ON BUSINESSES AND ENTREPRENEURS OF COLORS

PART OF THIS IS MORE THAN JUST THE POLICIES FOR JOE BIDEN, SCRANTON IS MORE THAN HIS HOMETOWN, IT'S HIS POLITICAL IDENTITY I'VE HEARD MORE STORIES HERE IN SCRANTON THAN I CARE TO MENTION THIS IS ABOUT RECLAIMING THE ECONOMIC MANTLE AWAY FROM DONALD TRUMP DESPITE THE POLLING THAT SHOWS HIM IN A STRONG POSITION BOTH NATIONALLY AND HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS IS A CRITICAL BATTLEGROUND STATE THERE IS ONE ISSUE PRESIDENT TRUMP CONTINUES TO LEAD JOE BIDEN AND THAT IS ON THE HANDLING OF THE ECONOMY

JOE BIDEN IS BEGINNING THE ECONOMIC ROLLOUT HIS REMARKS HERE, HE SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP DOES NOT REALLY UNDERSTAND THE HARDSHIPS THAT MANY AMERICANS ARE FACING RIGHT NOW HE TALKED ABOUT THE RECOVERY EFFORTS THAT OF BEEN PASSED BY CONGRESS AND SIGNED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP BUT NOTED THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF ISSUES ON HOW THE MONEY HAS BEEN ROLLED OUT HE COMPARE THAT TO WHAT HE DID AS VICE PRESIDENT IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OVERSEEING THE RECOVERY ACT HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS HIMSELF

HE SAID THE PRESIDENT HAS WAVED THE WHITE FLAG BEYOND THE ECONOMIC POLICY HE IS ALSO ADDRESSING CADET OF HER CONFEDERATE FLAGS HE NOTICED A LOT OF SOLDIERS HERE IN PENNSYLVANIA AGAINST THAT FLAG AND EVERYTHING IT STOOD FOR HE SAID AMERICANS YOU NEED TO UNITE TO MAKE SURE WE PUT THIS ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK AND THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ONLY FOCUSED ON DIVISION I WILL NOT LET THIS GO WITHOUT GETTING INTO YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT, THE DEEP STATE

THIS SPECIFIC PLANK ABOUT PROCUREMENT AND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WAS DONE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR, ELIZABETH WARREN BOTH TEAMS CONFIRMED TO ME THAT THIS IS A POLICY THEY WORKED ON TOGETHER IN ORDER TO ROLL IT OUT WARREN HERSELF WILL SPEAK TONIGHT ON TELEVISION AS A BIDEN SURROGATE TO PROMOTE IT >>> NEW DETAILS ON WHAT LED TO BREONNA TAYLOR'S DEATH WE NOW HAVE AUDIO FROM INTERVIEWS WITH THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED PICK THEY CLAIMED THEY KNOCKED AND ANNOUNCED THEMSELVES BEFORE ENTERING THE APARTMENT IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY IN MARCH

HERE IS PART OF AN INTERVIEW >> YOU GUYS CONSIDERED THIS LOCATION A COUPLE TIMES THROUGHOUT THIS INVESTIGATION IS A SOFT TARGET? >> RIGHT, BASED ON THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION OF THE TRAFFICKING >> THAT'S WHAT MADE YOU ALL COME UP WITH THE ORIGINAL KNOCK AND GETTING HER TO THE DOOR AND THEN PASS THROUGH TO SERVE THE WARRANT? >> RIGHT >> LISA JOINS ME NOW WHAT DOES THIS AUDIO TELL US ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED? >> IT OFFERS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE TWO ACCOUNTS, ONE FROM THE POLICE SIDE OF THE FIRST OFFICER IN WHO INSISTED THAT THEY KNOCKED AND ANNOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE RAKING THROUGH HER DOOR AND THE OTHER SIDE FROM HER BOYFRIEND HE WAS IN THE HOUSE WITH HER HE SAYS THEY HEARD THE KNOCKING

THEY NEVER HEARD POLICE HE CONTINUED TO BE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS SOMEONE BREAKING INTO THE HOUSE, NOT THE POLICE UNTIL AFTER THE SHOOTING OCCURRED >> THE INVESTIGATOR DOING THE INTERVIEW ALSO ASKED ABOUT WHY ONE OF THE OFFICERS OPENED FIRE, LET'S PLAY THAT >> DID YOU IMMEDIATELY DRAW DOWN? >> NO I GOT FOUR ROUNDS OFF

AS SOON AS HE FIRED I FIRED BACK I STEPPED BACK AND WENT DOWN BUT BECAUSE OF YOUR POSITIONING, YOUR RETURNING FIRE, YOU MADE A DECISION TO MOVE >> YOUR TEAM SPOKE WITH CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERT AND RETIRED INVESTIGATORS ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? >> THEY'VE SAID THEY THOUGHT SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS WERE LEADING AND INVESTIGATORS WERE ACTUALLY GIVING THIS OFFICER MORE INFORMATION THAN THEY WERE GETTING FROM HIM

GIVEN THIS IS A TINA INVESTOR GETS POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING EXPERTS TOLD US THEY HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THE INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED ALSO SUGGESTED IT WOULD BE POTENTIALLY BETTER PRACTICE TO HAVE DIFFERENT TEAMS INTERVIEW THE OFFICERS VERSUS HER BOYFRIEND WHO WAS ULTIMATELY CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER ON A POLICE OFFICER THOSE CHARGES HAVE SINCE BEEN DROPPED BUT THE EXPERTS SUGGEST IT WOULD BE BETTER TO HAVE SEPARATE INTERVIEWS AND SEPARATE INVESTIGATIONS AS THESE GO FORWARD >> THE TIMING OF THESE INTERVIEWS IS ALSO RAISING QUESTIONS WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> HER BOYFRIEND WAS INTERVIEWED DIRECTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING

HE HAD WATCHED HIS GIRLFRIEND DIE IN FRONT OF HIM AND WAS BROUGHT TO THE PLAYSTATION AND THIS TOOK PLACE ON THAT NIGHT THE OTHER OFFICER WAS INTERVIEWED 12 DAYS LATER THE OFFICER WAS SHOT, KENNETH WALKER FIRED ONE SHOT THINKING IT WAS AN INTRUDER AND HE FIRED BACK EXPERTS HAVE QUESTIONED WHETHER THE POLICE SHOULD'VE WAITED 12 DAYS BEFORE INTERVIEWING HIM HE WAS A KEY EYEWITNESS

THERE IS A LOT OF MEMORY THAT CAN BE LOST AND HE HAD TIME TO CONSULT WITH AN ATTORNEY THE INTERVIEWS DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION BUT THEY RAISE THE QUESTION OF HOW MUCH TIME PASSED BEFORE EMT WENT INTO ATTEND TO BREONNA TAYLOR WE KNOW IT WAS QUITE A BIT OF TIME BEFORE POLICE ACTUALLY ENTERED THEY PULLED BACK AND DID NOT COME INTO THE HOUSE, THEY WAITED FOR WALKER TO COME OUT HE DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS THE POLICE FOR SOME TIME

IN ALL THAT TIME SHE WAS ON THE GROUND WITH GUNSHOT WOUNDS WE DON'T KNOW WHEN SHE WAS ATTENDED TO BY THE EMTS >> IT IS A HEARTBREAKING STORY THAT HAS GARNERED NATIONAL ATTENTION I KNOW SO MANY PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR JUSTICE IN THIS CASE THANK YOU FOR HELPING US PIECE TOGETHER MORE OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT

>> WAS TO HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS TO ANSWER THANK YOU >>> A TEXAS NURSING HOME EVACUATED NEARLY HALF OF ITS RESIDENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AROUND 60 PEOPLE WERE TAKEN OUT OF THE LAKEWOOD NURSING HOME YESTERDAY 24 OF THEM HAVE COVID-19

WE ARE OUTSIDE THAT NURSING HOME IN TEXAS AND THAT EVACUATION HAPPENED YESTERDAY, WHAT DO WE KNOW TODAY ABOUT WHAT THE HOME IS DOING TO PROTECT ITS RESIDENTS AND STAFF? >> WHAT THEY ARE DOING APPEARS TO COMPLETE AN EVACUATION AND LIKELY SHUTTING DOWN IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES WE'VE SEEN IN OTHER PATIENT REMOVED FROM THIS NURSING HOME IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HHS HAS ORDERED THIS HOME CLOSED ENTIRELY SOME 25 RESIDENTS WERE DIAGNOSED AS COVID POSITIVE THE STATE IS TREATING EVERY RESIDENT OF THIS NURSING HOME AS IF THEY WERE COVID POSITIVE

THEY ARE BEING MOVED TO HOMES THAT CAN HANDLE THAT WITH ISOLATION WARS OR AREA HOSPITALS EVERYONE WHO WAS A RESIDENT HERE IS BEING TAKING OUT ALONG WITH THEIR BELONGINGS SUGGESTING THIS FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED DOWN PERMANENTLY IT HAS BEEN A FOCUS OF THE GOVERNORS FOR QUITE SOME TIME TO TRY TO CONTROL OUTBREAKS IN NURSING HOMES AS TIGHTLY AS POSSIBLE >> WE HAVE SEEN NURSING HOMES ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEALING WITH SERIOUS CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS OTHER STATEWIDE SAFETY GUIDELINES OR SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR NURSING HOMES IN TEXAS? >> THERE ARE

75 PAGES OF GUIDELINES RELEASED BACK IN APRIL IT GIVES ALL OF THESE HOMES THE OPPORTUNITIES TO USE BEST PRACTICES BUT THE REALITY IS MANY OF THESE NURSING HOMES FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES THAT HOSPITALS FACE IN VARYING STAGES OF THE PANDEMIC GETTING ENOUGH PPE, MAKING SURE THE STAFF IS PROPERLY TRAINED ON HOW TO USE THEM TO MAKE SURE THE STAFF ARE HERE AND WELL ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF EVERYONE IF YOU'RE NOT PROPERLY EQUIPPED OR PROPERLY STAFFED IT DOESN'T DO MUCH GOOD TO HAVE THE GUIDELINES

>> I KNOW YOU'RE COVERING SCHOOL REOPENING'S AS WELL IN SCHOOL IS SUPPOSED TO START IN TEXAS NEXT MONTH YOU SPOKE WITH THE DALLAS SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT TODAY WHAT DOES HE SAY ABOUT GETTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL? >> IT IS A REAL CHALLENGE THIS IS PROBABLY THE BIG STORY ON THE GROUND IN TEXAS THE GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOL REOPENING'S CAME OUT A COUPLE DAYS AGO

TODAY THE SUPERINTENDENT TOLD ME WHILE HE WANTS TO START ON TIME IN MID AUGUST THAT IS FAR FROM A SURE THING >> INITIALLY I THOUGHT WE WOULD BE READY BUT I'M STARTING TO HAVE SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT IF WE CAN ACTUALLY PULL THIS OFF BY AUGUST 17 I'M HEARING FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS, PARENTS AND MORE THAN 50% OF THEM ARE SAYING THEY DO NOT WANT TO COME WE ARE ALSO HEARING LOUD AND CLEAR FROM OUR EMPLOYEES THAT THEY HAVE A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT HOW WE PULL THIS OFF >> THERE ARE 153,000 STUDENTS IN THE DALLAS ISD SCHOOL SYSTEM

THAT UNCERTAINTY FOR THAT MANY STUDENTS RICOCHETS OUT BEYOND THE STUDENTS EDUCATION BUT ALSO THE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE TO PLAN WHETHER THEY CAN GO BACK TO WORK OR DO CHILDCARE ONE OTHER THING FROM THE INTERVIEW, I ASKED ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, THAT IS KING IN TEXAS HE SAID HE'S NOT SURE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY HE IS HAVING A HARD TIME SEEING HOW THAT WILL HAPPEN, NO FRIDAY LIGHT TEXAS THIS FALL WOULD BE A BIG DEAL THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> THANK YOU >>> THE STATES SEEING THE BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS SPIKES NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN HERE'S WHAT THE DOCTOR SAID TODAY >> I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO GO BACK TO AN EXTREME OF SHUTTING DOWN, WE HAVE TO GET THEM TO DO VERY FUNDAMENTAL THINGS CLOSING BARS, AVOIDING CONGREGATIONS OF LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE

GETTING THE CITIZENS IN THOSE STATES TO WEAR MASKS AND MAINTAIN SIX FOOT DISTANCES WASH YOUR HANDS THE FUNDAMENTALS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ALL ALONG THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IF WE CAN DO THAT CONSISTENTLY I WOULD TELL YOU ALMOST CERTAINLY YOU WILL SEE A DOWN CURVE OF THOSE INFECTIONS

>> THE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT HARVARD JOINS ME NOW WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WHAT THE DOCTOR SAID? WHAT NEW STATES NEED TO DO TO GET THESE OUTBREAKS UNDER CONTROL >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME I THINK HE IS RIGHT WE HAVE TO USE ALL OF THE TOOLS WE HAVE IN OUR TOOLKIT WHICH INCLUDES TESTING, TOP CONTACT TRACING, VIRTUAL MASKING AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

MY WORRY IS IN THE COUNTIES AND STATES WHERE THE PANDEMIC IS GOING OUT OF CONTROL WE MAY NEED TO THINK ABOUT REFLECTING THE CURVE SO WE CAN GAIN CONTROL >> HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA ARE NEARLY FULL, WHAT CAN THOSE STATES LINE FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY? >> WHAT THEY NEED TO LEARN IS TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST THE EXPERIENCE FROM NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, MASSACHUSETTS SHOWED THAT WHEN THE PANDEMIC IS AT ITS PEAK THERE IS A HUGE DEMAND FOR INPATIENT BEDS, VENTILATORS AND INTENSIVE CARE UNITS HOSPITALS ARE DEVELOPING CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE'S WHICH ARE TRIAGE GUIDELINES THE GOAL IS TO TRY TO AVOID SITUATIONS IMPOSSIBLE

IN SEVERAL JURISDICTIONS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT AND ARE ON THE VERGE OF HAVING TO INSTITUTE THE CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE THEY NEED TO HAVE THE TRAINING MADE AVAILABLE TO HELP TRAIN THE FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE COMING SURGE OF EXPECTED HOSPITALIZATIONS RESULTING IN THE PANDEMIC IN THE SOUTHERN STATES >> CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO OUR VIEWERS WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN HOSPITALS ARE IN CRISIS MODE? >> IT REALLY MEANS THERE MAY BE A SITUATION WHERE THEY HAVE TO RATION CARE BASICALLY DEPEND ON THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE AND WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO BENEFIT THIS IS A SITUATION WE SAW UNFOLD AND ITALY DURING FEBRUARY AND MARCH

FORTUNATELY DURING THE PEAK OF THE PANDEMIC IN APRIL AND MAY MOST HOSPITALS WERE ABLE TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY BY POSTPONING ELECTIVE SURGERY, TREATING SURGE CAPACITY OF EXTRA BEDS, EXTRA PERSONNEL TO FREE UP RESOURCES NEEDED TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS THE CRISIS STANDARDS OF CARE NEVER HAD TO BE OF LIMITED THE WORRY IS WITH THE CURRENT SITUATION, HAVE WE LEARNED FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF THE PAST IN THE UNITED STATES IN MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY FOR EXAMPLE, DO THEY HAVE THE CAPACITY TO INCREASE THE CARE TO MEET NOT JUST THE COVID- 19 PATIENTS BUT THE ONGOING MEDICAL NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT COVID-19 >> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED TODAY THAT THE US

HAS SO MANY CASES BECAUSE WE ARE DOING A LOT OF TESTING YOU ARE PART OF A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS AT HARVARD THAT LOOKED HIS THE AMOUNT OF TESTING THAT STATES NEED TO DO TO REOPEN SAFELY OUR WAY WHERE WE NEED TO BE? >> THERE IS NO LONGER ONE SINGLE NATIONAL NARRATIVE THERE ARE 50 DIFFERENT NARRATIVES IN EACH STATE AND THOUSANDS OF NARRATIVES ARE PLAYING OUT IN EACH INDIVIDUALS COUNTIES WE ARE NOT TESTING ENOUGH

THE NUMBER OF CASES IS NOT SIMPLY BECAUSE WE ARE TESTING MORE WE KNOW THIS BECAUSE THE POSITIVE TESTS ARE RISING AND PLACES LIKE ARIZONA, OVER 20% OF THE TESTS ARE COMING BACK POSITIVE AND COMPARE THAT TO NEW YORK WHEN ONLY 1% IS COMING BACK POSITIVE THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE TESTING AND WHAT THE UNDERLYING COMMUNITY LEVEL TRANSMISSION IS IN EACH OF INDIVIDUAL STATE MORE TESTING DOES NOT GET YOU MORE CASES, IT IS MORE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THAT IS DRIVING UP THE INCREASING CASE COUNTS

>> LAST QUESTION IF YOU HAVE ALREADY HAD THE CORONAVIRUS AND ALREADY TESTED POSITIVE FOR ANTIBODIES, IS IT WORTH GETTING TESTED AGAIN TO SEE IF YOU STILL HAVE THEM? >> IT'S TOO EARLY TO KNOW THE DATA ON HOW LONG THE ANTIBODY RESPONSE FROM COVID-19 IS WE WILL LEARN MORE AS WE DO MORE STUDIES THE VACCINE TRIALS WILL HELP US TEST AND UNDERSTAND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE AGAINST REPEATED INFECTIONS RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO GUIDANCE FOR RETESTING FOR ANTIBODY TESTING

THERE IS A VARIOUS DEGREE OF FALSE POSITIVE WEIGHT RATES RIGHT NOW THERE IS NO CONCRETE NEED TO DO SO BUT IF WE LEARNED ANYTHING, THE DATA IS CONSTANTLY GROWING AND WE ARE CONSTANTLY LEARNING FROM THE PANDEMIC >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON NEWS NOW I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK AND JOIN US AGAIN >> IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE ON THE SHOW

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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 HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOUR DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FILL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >>> A HOUSTON MAN RECOVERING AFTER GOING TO THE HOSPITAL TWICE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

SHELDON SPENT 12 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL HE WAS RELEASED AFTER HIS SYMPTOMS IMPROVED BUT THREE DAYS LATER HE WAS HOSPITALIZED AGAIN WITH A COLLAPSED LUNG HERE IS WHAT HE TOLD US >> THIS IS A TOTAL WHIRLWIND TO BE RELEASED, THINKING AND FEELING BETTER AND I FELT SORE AND I TOOK A SHOWER THE FIRST NIGHT

MY SON SAID MY BACK WAS BLACK AND BLUE IT IS PART OF THE BACK HOW TO TEXT BELONGS HAVE A SPECIAL MACHINE, EXERCISE MACHINE FOLKS WITH LUNG ISSUES USE THESE TO LEARN TO BREATHE AGAIN

YOU THINK YOU ARE GETTING BETTER AND IN A MATTER OF 72 HOURS YOU ARE BACK IN THE ER THAT'S NOT WHAT LOOKING BETTER IS DEFINED AS THE MESSAGE I HAVE TO SHARE IS THIS IS REAL THIS BUG IS DANGEROUS AND IT'S NOT A LAUGHING MATTER I LAID IN THIS BED TODAY AND I HAVE A MASKER HERE

I AM NOW A COVID NEGATIVE AS OF THE OTHER DAY WHEN I CAME BACK IN HAVING SHED IT I MIGHT STILL BE SHUTTING IT I WAS A HEALTHY GUY I WEAR MASKS EVERYWHERE I WENT I KNOW THERE ARE A FEW PLACES THAT I WENT AND DID A RUN IN, I CHOSE NOT TO WEAR A MASK FOR A MOMENT

THE CONSEQUENCES HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING IN ONE REGARD, IT'S ALSO BEEN A BONDING EXPERIENCE FOR MY FAMILY IT TAKES A VILLAGE IT TAKES COMMUNITY, FAMILY, THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO DO PEOPLE DO NOT RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS THEY EXPOSE PEOPLE TO BECAUSE OF RUNNING AROUND ASYMPTOMATIC

THEY'RE NOT WILLING TO WEAR MASKS JUST PUT ON A MASK WE WANT TO GET OUR MARKET BACK TOGETHER WE WANT TO GET OUR COMMUNITY BACK TOGETHER WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A COOPERATIVE WAY

>> MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED IN NEW JERSEY OUTDOORS AS WELL IS IN >> I THINK WE WERE THE FIRST DAY IN AMERICA TO REQUIRE INDOORS AND STRONGLY RECOMMEND OUTDOORS WE ARE TURNING THAT UP A NOTCH TODAY IF YOU CANNOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE IT IS REQUIRED OUTSIDE THIS IS HARDER TO ENFORCE WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS STEP PARTICULARLY GIVEN THE HOTSPOTS WE ARE SEEING ELSEWHERE IN THE COUNTRY

WE HAVE LOST OVER 13,000 PEOPLE AND WE BROUGHT OUR NUMBERS WAY DOWN WE CANNOT GO TO THAT AGAIN >>> AT THE END OF JUNE THE GOVERNOR SAID THE STATE WAS NOT READY TO BRING BACK INDOOR DINING IT HAS BEEN PRETTY TOUGH FOR RESTAURANTS, ESPECIALLY IN THE JERSEY SHORE WHERE THEY MAKE MOST OF THEIR MONEY IN THE SUMMER >> IF YOU'VE NEVER WORKED ON THE BOARDWALK BEFORE, YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT

EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT YOU SEE PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME AND IT GETS IN YOUR BLOOD >> I AM THE OWNER OF TOMATO PIES HERE IN SEASIDE NEW JERSEY I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 1948 >> WE HAVE A PEER CAUGHT MIDWAY GAMES, WATERPARK

WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE BOARDWALK SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM NOON TO MIDNIGHT TYPICALLY THEY WALK UP AND GET A PIPE BUT THIS YEAR IT IS ALL UNKNOWN >> AT FIRST IT WAS DIFFICULT WE DID LEARN HOW TO PUT EVERYTHING ONLINE WE HAD NOT DONE ONLINE BEFORE

WE PROBABLY DID A THIRD OF WHAT WE USUALLY DO WE WERE HAPPY TO GET THAT >> I DON'T EVEN WANT TO GUESS WHAT THE PERCENTAGES THAT WE LOST IT IS CONSIDERABLE YOU CANNOT MAKE IT UP

IF WE DON'T MAKE THAT MONEY IN 100 DAYS I DO NOT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN SEPTEMBER GETS HERE >> A LOT OF THE WORK HAPPENS FROM MARCH TO MEMORIAL DAY PREPPING THE RIDES AND GETTING IT READY FOR INSPECTION SO WE HAD TO FURLOUGH A LOT OF EMPLOYEES AND WE KNEW RIGHT THEN WE WERE IN TROUBLE >> IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE PPE LOAN I PROBABLY WOULD'VE CLOSED DOWN IT STILL COST ME QUITE A BIT OF MONEY

MY EMPLOYEES ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR BUSINESS IT WAS A GODSEND WE HAD EMPLOYEES THAT GOT OTHER JOBS BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW WHEN WE'D BE ABLE TO REOPEN TO STAY HOME AND THE CORONAVIRUS IS RUNNING UP AGAINST A ROADBLOCK NO MATTER WHAT AVENUE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

>> WE DID THE NECESSARY THINGS OF TRYING TO PUT PEOPLE ON THE BOARDWALK AND ON THE PATIO, KEEP PEOPLE 6 FEET APART AT THE END OF THE HEIGHT OF THE SEASON, IT'S NOT SCALABLE THE WAY THE WE NEED TO GET OPEN BACK TO NORMAL TO GET THE MONEY WE NEED TO SURVIVE >> JUST THE LITTLE THINGS LIKE ORDERING FACE MASKS FOR THE STAFF AND THERMOMETERS, MAKING SURE WE DO ALL THE SIGNAGE, THAT COSTS MONEY WE HAVE TO HAVE SPECIFIC STAFF TO GO AROUND AND SANITIZE

>> THIS IS A SPECIAL TIME FOR MY FAMILY IT ALWAYS WILL BE WE HAVE A RESILIENT BOARD WALK IT'S HOW YOU OPERATE THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE ROOTING FOR YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL

YOU JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING >> MY BIGGEST HOPE IS WE GET THROUGH THE SUMMER WITHOUT ANY OF MY STAFF GETTING SICK WE ARE TRYING TO BE AS SMART AS POSSIBLE THAT'S MY BIGGEST CONCERN, AND WE HAVE ONE RIGHT NARCOTICS NEXT TO IS MAKING ENOUGH MONEY SO THAT THE COMPANY DOESN'T HAVE TO SUFFER THERE ARE TWO BIG FEARS, AND THEY ARE REAL

THEY ARE TWO SEPARATE BUSINESSES BUT WE ARE COMING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY >>> HEY, EVERYONE I'M ALISON MORRIS YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT ALEXA LIAUTAUD WITH THE LATEST FROM NBCNEWS

COM ALEXA, HOW ABOUT AN UPDATE? >>> ALISON, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME AS ALWAYS LET'S START WITH JUDGE MICHAEL SULLIVAN HE IS ASKING THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS TO RECONSIDER THE RULING ORDERING HIM TO DISMISS THE CASE THE 3-JUDGE PANEL HAS ORDERED SULLIVAN TO DISMISS IT

BUT IF THE FULL COURT AGREES TO HEAR IT, IT WOULD WIPE OUT THE PREVIOUS ORDER >>> MEANWHILE, A RECOVERY PLAN TO HELP THE FAMILIES IN THE UNITED STATES RECOVER, AND JOE BIDEN IS PLEDGING TO HELP AMERICANS TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET TAKE A LISTEN >> IT'S TIME TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES LET'S HELP MILLIONS OF WOULD-BE ENTREPRENEURS GET OUT FROM UNDER THEIR DESKS TO START BUSINESSES

AND IT'S TIME THAT CORPORATE AMERICA PAID THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES THE DAYS OF AMAZON PAYING NOTHING IN FEDERAL INCOME TAX WILL BE OVER >> AND DISNEY WORLD IS STILL ON TRACK TO REOPEN THIS SATURDAY EVEN AS THE NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IN FLORIDA WILL CONTINUE TO RISE THERE WILL BE A NUMBER OF PRECAUTIONS INCLUDING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING BUT SOME EMPLOYEES SAY THAT'S NOT ENOUGH NEARLY 114,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES WERE REPORTED IN FLORIDA IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS ACCORDING TO THE STATE'S HEALTH DEPARTMENT

A NEW WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REPORT STATES THAT COVID-19 IS AIRBORNE THIS TYPE OF AEROSOL TRANSMISSION, QUOTE, CANNOT BE RULED OUT AND LASTLY, RESIDENTS OF KENTUCKY WILL HAVE TO START WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC STARTING THIS FRIDAY THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER COMES AS PEOPLE ARE GRAPPLING WITH KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE AND WILL BE ENFORCED BY LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINES FOR THIS EVENING ALISON, BACK TO YOU >> ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH

THE LAST HEADLINES FROM NEWS NOW I WILL MISS YOU BEST OF LUCK IN YOUR POST NEWS NOW LIFE COME BACK AND VISIT US >> ALISON, THANK YOU

I WILL DEFINITELY MISS BEING ON HER EVERY DAY THANK YOU SO MUCH >> SEE YOU SOON >>> THE SUPREME COURT RULING TODAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT IMMUNE TO A GRAND JURY SUBPOENA MEANS THAT PROSECUTORS IN NORTH CAROLINA CAN SEE HIS TAX RETURNS BUT CONGRESS CAN'T GET THE SAME RECORDS FOR NOW NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINING ME FROM WASHINGTON D

C PETE, TWO BIG RULINGS TODAY >> Reporter: ALISON, YOU KNOW THE MC HAMMER RAP SONG "CAN'T TOUCH THIS"? THAT'S WHAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS STRUCK DOWN TODAY >> SURE DO >> Reporter: HE BASICALLY SAID HE WAS IMMUNE FROM THE NEW YORK STATE PROSECUTOR WHO WAS INVESTIGATING WHETHER THERE WERE FINANCIAL IMPROPRIETIES PAYING THE HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS

THE PRESIDENT SAID I CAN'T BE INDICTED WHILE I'M IN OFFICE AND THAT MEANS I'M COMPLETELY IMMUNE FROM THE CRIMINAL COURT PROCESS AND THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY DISAGREED THE TWO DISSENTING JUDGES IN THE VANCE CASE SAID THAT THEY HAVE TO BE THE HIGHER STANDARD, SO THIS GOES BACK TO THE LOWER COURTS, AND THE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM THAT ANYONE ELSE WOULD THAT THE SUBPOENA IS TOO BROAD, BUT IT SEEMS TO B E — EVEN IF THEY GET THE TAX RECORDS, THEY WOULD NOT BE PUBLIC BECAUSE OF THE GRAND JURY SECRECY AND THE PRESIDENT MADE A SIMILAR CLAIM THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T GET TO ME WITH THE SUBPOENAS MUCH THE VOTE WAS 7-2 THAT THE CONGRESS WILL GIVE IT A SHOT BUT THE SUPREME COURT WAS CRITICAL OF CONGRESS, TOO, SAYING THAT THEY WERE SO BROAD, SEEKING YEARS OF DOCUMENTS, NOT JUST FROM THE PRESIDENT BUT MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY THAT BASICALLY, THAT WAS A LITTLE TOO MUCH, THAT WHEN YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE TWO POLITICAL BRANCHES, CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE THERE HAS TO BE A BALANCE MUCH THE COURT SET OUT A SET OF TO — THE COURT HAS TO SHOW IT'S IN PURSUIT OF SOME VALID LEGISLATIVE EFFORT THEY CAN'T JUST SAY THEY I — THEY WANT TO POKE AROUND AND SEE IF THERE IS A PHONEY IN PHONE — PONY IN THERE SO THEY TRIMMED THE BROADNESS, BUT THEY SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT CANNOT E RECOLLECT A FENCE AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE AND SAY NOPE, CAN'T TOUCH IT

>> PETE DO, WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF HOW IT MIGHT PLAY OUT IN THE LOWER COURT AND HOW LONG THIS CAN PLAY ON? ANY SENSE OF WHAT IS NEXT >> Reporter: WELL, WHAT IS NEXT IS THEY GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURT LET'S GO TO CONGRESS FIRST THAT'S EASIER CONGRESS IS BASICALLY NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING NOW

THEY ARE HANDLE STRUNG WITH THE COVID PANDEMIC I CAN'T IMAGINE THEY WILL DO ANYTHING BEFORE THE ELECTION SO I THINK THAT CASE IS MORE OR LESS A DEAD LETTER FOR NOW BUT THE OTHER CASE WILL MOVE RAPIDLY HE'LL GO BACK TO THE LOWER COURT AND SAY, HEY, I KIND OF WON I WANT TO PURSUE THIS

THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY NO I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO TURN THIS OVER BUT IT'S A DIFFERENT CASE NOW BEFORE THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID CATEGORICALLY YOU CAN NEVER DO THIS NOW HE WILL HAVE TO SAY THIS SPECIFIC SUBPOENA HAS PROBLEMS

BUT I SUSPECT THAT CASE WILL MOVE PRETTY FAST I SUPPOSE IT'S POSSIBLE THERE COULD BE A LEGAL RESOLUTION BEFORE THE ELECTION BUT EVEN IF THERE IS BEFORE THE VANCE CASE IT WOULD NOT BE MADE PUBLIC IT WOULD GO TO THE GRAND JURY AND THEIR PROCEEDINGS ARE SECRET >> PETE, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE WONDERING, YOU KNOW, COULD WE EVER SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS AS A RESULT OF THIS, WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE RIGHT NOW FOR THE PUBLIC? >> Reporter: NOT FOR THE VANCE CASE IN THEORY IF THE GRAND JURY ENDS UP WITH INDICTMENTS AGAINST SOMEONE AND THE PROSECUTORS WANT TO USE A TAX RETURN AS EVIDENCE AND IT'S INTRODUCED IN COURT, MAYBE BUT EVEN THEN I THINK THE DEFENSE LAWYERS WOULD TRY AND LIMIT WHAT WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC AFTER THE QUINTESSENTIALLY PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

IF CONGRESS IS ABLE TO PURSUE IT, THOUGH, NARROW THE FOCUS OF THEIR SUBPOENAS, GET BACK IN COURT AND PREVAIL ABSOLUTELY THEY WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC BUT THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE AFTER THE ELECTION >> QUITE A DAY FOR THE SUPREME COURT, PETE WILLIAMS, QUITE A DAY FOR YOU, QUOTING MC HAMMER FOR US FOR THE FIRST TIME THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: OKAY MY PLEASURE [ LAUGHTER ] >>> NBC NEWS CORRESPOND TOM WINTER IS JOINING US

REMIND US WHY THEY ARE GOING AFTER THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE >>> GREAT QUESTION, ALISON THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS TALKING ABOUT HOW THIS IS JUST A COMPLETE WIN FOR THEM THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW I KNOW WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT MORE IN A SECOND

BASICALLY, IT STEMS FROM THE HUSH PAYMENTS THAT YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT AT LEAST A COUPLE DOZEN TIMES INVOLVING TWO WOMEN, KAREN McDOUGALL AND STORMY DANIELS, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS PROSECUTORS ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER OR NOT THERE ARE ANY IRREGULAR FINANCIAL STYLINGS THAT WERE MADE BY THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION OR PERHAPS BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF ON TOP OF THAT, THEY COULD BE LOOKING INTO ANY OTHER IRREGULARITIES BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY, THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE HAS A LOT OF TRUMP PROPERTIES WITHIN HIS JURISDICTION AND THEY ARE LOOKING INTO WHETHER THEY HAVE ANY FALSE FILINGS, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW AND HE IS LOOKING INTO THIS OR INTO THIS INVESTIGATION AND THAT'S WHERE THE SUPREME COURT CASE COMES FROM >> SO, TOM, THANK YOU

YOU FILLED US IN ON THE BACK STORY I KNOW WE HAVE THE STATEMENT WHAT DID HE SAY ABOUT TODAY'S RULING? >> Reporter: TODAY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A HUGE WIN FOR THE OFFICE, AND BY THE WAY, A HECK OF A YEAR FOR HIM WITH THE GUILTY PLEA IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN CASE AND THIS IS A FOUNDING PRINCIPLE THAT NO ONE, NOT EVEN THE PRESIDENT IS ABOVE THE LAW OR THE INVESTIGATION WHICH WAS DELAYED BY ALMOST A YEAR BY THIS LAWSUIT, WILL RESUME, AND THE SIMILAR OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW THE LAW AND FACTS WHEREVER THEY MAY LEAD ALISON, THAT'S AN IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER

THIS INVESTIGATION KICKED OFF A YEAR AGO, AND WE STARTED GETTING WIND OF IT LAST FALL IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE DOCUMENTS TO THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATE, THERE IS NO WAY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE INVESTIGATION SO THIS WILL BE A RESTART EVENTUALLY >> SO THE BIG QUESTION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE ABOUT THE DOCUMENTS, WILL PEOPLE GET TO SEE THE RECORDS? WILL THE PUBLIC GET TO SEE THE RECORDS? WILL THEY SEE SNIPPETS OF THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS? >> Reporter: IT'S POSSIBLE, ALISON, THAT WE'LL SEE SNIPPETS OF THE TAX RETURNS, AND IT'S POSSIBLE WE MAY NEVER SEE THEM, AND THE REASON WHY IS CONGRESS THEY ARE PROTECTED BY GRAND JURY SECRECY RULES

THEY CANNOT BE DISCLOSED IT WOULD BE A CRIMINAL VIOLATION TO DISCLOSE THE RESULTS OF THE SUBPOENA EVEN IF THEY GET PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAXES AND MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR INVESTIGATORS, THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS INVOLVED, IT WOULD BE ILLEGAL TO DISCLOSE THEM UNLESS IT WAS IN A PROCEEDING ALISON, WE TALK ABOUT 3 DOZEN, 4 DOZEN CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS OVER THE PAST YEAR YOU AND I, AND IT'S TYPICALLY A FEDERAL CASE, AND I CAN TELL YOU ALL THE REASONS THAT A PERSON IS CHARGED WITH THE CRIME IT'S SPELLED OUT CLEARLY IN THE FEDERAL INDICTMENT

BUT IN NEW YORK STATE THAT CRIMINAL COMPLAINT COULD NOT HAVE THAT LEVEL OF INVOLVE AM INVOLVEMENT — INVOLVEMENT YOU WON'T SEE THIS BIG LONG INDICTMENT THIS HAPPENED AND THAT HAPPENED AND YOU WON'T SEE THAT EVEN IF WE GO TO A CRIMINAL TRIAL

THAT MEANS FOR THE FIRST TIME THE UNDERLYING DOCUMENTS COULD BE SEEN IN THE FORM OF A COURT EXHIBIT LOOK IT'S GOING TO BE WEEKS TO MONTHS BEFORE THE DOCUMENTS GET IN THE HANDS OF PROSECUTORS IN NEW YORK, AND IT WOULD BE CLOSE TO THAT BEFORE THEY MAKE A CHARGING DECISION IT WILL BE A LONG TIME, ALISON, IF WE GET A DAY IN COURT FOR THE DOCUMENTS >> A BIG AND INTERESTING DAY TODAY FOR SURE

THE MANHATTAN DA CALLING IT A VICTORY THAT THEY CAN SEE THE PRESIDENT'S TAX DOCUMENTS TOM, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON >>> GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR AND FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR PAUL BUTLER IS JOINING ME HE IS AN MSNBC LEGAL ANALYST, AND PAUL, GREAT TO SEE YOU

THE RULES IS THAT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW THIS CASE HAS A LONG WAYS TO GO IN THE LOWER COURTS HOW DO YOU VIEW THE RULING? >> Reporter: THIS IS A LANDMARK DAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS A HARD TIME WORKING THINGS OUT WITH CONGRESS UNTIL THE SUPREME COURT STEPS IN JUST LIKE PRESIDENT NIXON HAD TO CLEAN OVER THE WHITE HOUSE TAPES AND PRESIDENT CLINTON HAD TO TURN OVER EVIDENCE IN THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE, PRESIDENT TRUMP MAY HAVE TO TURN OVER THE FINANCIAL RECORDS

HE WILL HAVE TO TURN THEM OVER THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW IN THE EYES OF THE LAW, HE IS A CITIZEN, NOTHING MORE,, NOTHING LESS >> PAUL, BOTH TRUMP APPOINTEES VOTED AGAINST THIS, CHIEF JUST ROBERTS WROTE THAT A PROPERLY MANAGED SUIT IS UNLIKELY TO OCCUPY AN AMOUNT OF THE PRESIDENT'S ATTENTION, AND THAT A PROPERLY TAILORED CRIMINAL SUBPOENA WILL NOT NORMALLY HAMPER THE PRESIDENT'S CONSTITUTIONAL DUTIES WHAT DOES THIS PRECEDENT SET FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS? >> Reporter: BOTH OF TRUMP'S NOMINEES TO THE COURT, JUSTICES KAVANAUGH AND GORSUCH, VOTED AGAINST THE INTEREST OF TRUMP, MORE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICES WHO VOTED IN DISSENT, SO THIS IS THAT THE COURT IS NOT WITH THE SAME PARTISAN POLITICS AS CONGRESS WHICH IS GOOD NEWS FOR THE RULE OF LAW

>> IN THE CONGRESSIONAL SUBPOENA CASE, THEY NEED THE SEPARATION OF POWERS CONCERN WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT DOES CONGRESS NEED TO ARGUE HERE? >> Reporter: SO WE HEAR WHAT CONGRESS NEEDS TO DO TO LOOK AT TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS AND HEAR EVIDENCE OF IMPROPRIETIES THAT WOULD AFFECT HIS FITNESS TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT THEY MAY WELL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY WHAT THE SUPREME COURT SAID IS THIS CASE SHOULD BE SENT BACK TO THE LOWER COURT FOR IT TO CONSIDER SEPARATION OF POWER SO WHILE CONGRESS CAN EXERCISE OVERSIGHT OVER THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS HAVE SEPARATE POWERS UNDER THE CONSTITUTION

SO THE COURT WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT INVESTIGATING AND OVERSEEING THE PRESIDENT THEY DON'T STEP INTO HIS OWN TERRITORY IF THE IDEA OF VICTORY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TO DELAY THE DISCLOSURE OF HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION, THEN HE INDEED HAS WON WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE THE LOWER COURT TO MAKE THE DETERMINATION, BOTH IN THE CASE INVOLVING CONGRESS AND IN THE CASE INVOLVING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF NEW YORK BUT IT'S UNLIKELY THAT THE DECISIONS WILL BE MADE BY THE LOWER COURT BEFORE THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER >> YEAH

PAUL, IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON NEWS NOW >> Reporter: ALWAYS A PLEASURE, ALISON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLING SUPREME COURT TAX RULING A HOAX AND PURELY POLITICAL HERE IS WHAT ELSE HE SAID ABOUT IT

>> THE RULINGS WERE BASICALLY SENDING EVERYTHING BACK DOWN TO THE LOWER COURT I'M SATISFIED I THINK IT'S A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT IN THE LIKES NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE IT'S A PURE WITCH HUNT AND IT'S A HOAX THIS IS A HOAX AND PURELY POLITICAL

>> NBC NEWS' POLITICAL REPORTER JOINING ME AND MONICA, HE IS CALLING IT PURELY POLITICAL WE LIKELY WON'T SEE THE TAX RETURNS BEFORE NOVEMBER BUT IS HE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THE ELECTION? >> Reporter: NOT AS CONCERNED, ALISON, AS, FOR EXAMPLE, THE INTERNAL POLLING WHICH IS NOT AS BAD AS THE PUBLIC POLLING AND THE HOLDING OF FUTURE RALLIES IN THE PUBLIC BUT THEY ARE PAINTING THIS AS, IN HIS WORDS, A POLITICAL WITCH HUNT WE SAW THAT WITH THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION AND NOW WITH THAT AND, OF COURSE, THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE DID TOUT IT AS A PARTIAL VICTORY IN TERMS OF THEM NOT HAVING TO BE REVEALED PROBABLY BEFORE THE ELECTION BUT THIS WILL BE RECOGNIZED IN THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS AS WE HEAD TO NOVEMBER FOR SURE, ALISON

>> SO WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE PRESIDENT HERE, MONICA? >> Reporter: THEY ARE HOPING TO MOVE TO THE LOWER COURTS THAT THEY WILL BOLSTER THEIR ARGUMENT AND THAT THE PRESIDENT ESSENTIALLY HAS IMMUNITY FROM HAVING TO REFEEL REVEAL THE DOCUMENTS BECAUSE HE IS THE SITTING PRESIDENT BUT THE COURT RULED HE DOES NOT HAVE IMMUNITY THE LOWER COURT, THEY WILL CONTINUE IN THAT VEIN AND ARGUE THAT, AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, THE QUESTION BECOMES WHAT HAPPENS TO THAT? AGAIN, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE'LL KNOW THOSE DOCUMENTS WILL COME OUT BEFORE THE ELECTION IT'S MUCH MORE LIKELY THAT THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES GET THEIR HANDS ON IT, IT COULD SOMEHOW LEAK BUT THAT'S A MONTH IF NOT YEARS UNTIL WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT AND HIS LAWYERS WILL CONTINUE TO ARGUE THAT AS HE IS THE COMMANDER- IN-CHIEF AND AN INCUMBENT, IT SHOULDN'T APPLY TO HIM AND NOW IT'S IN THE LOWER COURTS AND WHAT WE WILL BE WATCHING FOR THE MONTHS TO COME

>> MONICA, JUSTICES GORSUCH AND KAVANAUGH, BOTH APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND BOTH VOTED IN THE MAJORITY WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE IS DEFENDING THEIR PICKS SAYING THAT THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT TO SAY BUT THEY POINTED OUT CERTAIN THINGS TO BOLSTER THEIR ARGUMENT ABOUT PROTECTIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT THIS IS SOMEONE WHO CAMPAIGNED LARGELY ON THE SUPREME COURT APPOINTEE AND THEY ARE A HUGELY IMPORTANT PART OF HIS ARGUMENT AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THEY CONTINUE TO ARGUE IT'S NOTABLE TODAY THAT GORSUCH AND KAVANAUGH SIDED WITH THE MAJORITY AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IN THE OUTCOME THE PRESIDENT WASN'T CRITICAL OF THEM

HE SAID HE UNDERSTOOD AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO DEFEND THEM AS HE HAS ON OTHER CASES RELATED TO OTHER AREAS, ALISON >> ALL RIGHT, MONICA ALBA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER TESTIFIED ON CAPITOL HILL ABOUT THE QUESTIONS OF INTEL ON US TROOPS

HE SAID HE NEVER HEARD THE WORD BOUNTY ON THE BRIEFING ON THE ISSUE OUR CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW, AND COURTNEY, WHAT DID HE SAY ABOUT THE RUSSIAN BOUNTIES AND WHY THAT TERM WASN'T USED? >> Reporter: NO, IT WAS VERY, VERY CLEAR FROM THE SPECIFIC LINE OF QUESTIONING THAT HE WAS — THAT THE CONGRESSMAN WAS ASKING SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE WORD "BOUNTY" BEING USED HE USED IT SEVERAL TIMES AND SAID WERE YOU BRIEFED ON THE WORD BOUNTIES? HE SAID HE COULD NOT REMEMBER BEING BRIEFED ON BOUNTIES BUT LATER ON WHEN HE WAS QUESTIONED BY OTHER MEMBERS INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN MATT GATES, HE DID, IN FACT, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HE HAD GOTTEN A PIECE OF INFORMATION ABOUT SOME SORT OF MONEY BEING CHANGED HE DIDN'T EXPAND A WHOLE LOT ON IT

BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME, I SHOULD POINT OUT, ALISON, WE HEARD ON CAM PA ON THE RECORD FROM SECRETARY ESPER OR GENERAL MILLE SO ANY LITTLE DETAIL WE GOT HERE WAS FASCINATING I WAS PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN SECRETARY ESPER BECAUSE THEY ASKED WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR ABOUT THIS INTELLIGENCE AND WHAT DID DO YOU ABOUT IT? I THINK WE HAVE SOME OF THE SOUND, ALISON >> I DIDN'T SEE THE FIRST REPORT UNTIL FEBRUARY WHEN IT CAME OUT IN A — IN A — IN AN INTELLIGENCE PIECE OF PAPER I THINK GENERAL McKENZIE AND GENERAL MILLER WILL HELP ME THAT THEY HAD INITIAL REPORTING ON THE GROUND AND NEITHER THOUGHT THAT THE REPORTS WERE CREDIBLE AS THEY DUG INTO THEM

>> Reporter: SO WHAT IS INTERESTING IS WE HAVE TWO SIGNIFICANT PIECES OF INFORMATION FROM THAT NUMBER 1, GENERAL McKENZIE, THE HEAD OF THE US CENTRAL COMMAND AND GENERAL MILLER, THE HEAD OF THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN DID GET THE INFORMATION ACCORDING TO SECRETARY ESPER IT WAS RAW INTELLIGENCE THAT CAME IN AND THEY DUG INTO IT AND DIDN'T THINK IT WAS CREDIBLE BUT THEY GOT TO THE POINT WHERE SECRETARY ESPER THE NEXT MONTH, IN FEBRUARY, HE GOT SOME SORT OF PIECE OF PAPER IS HOW HE DESCRIBED IT ABOUT THE INFORMATION SO RIGHT THERE WE HAD SECRETARY ESPER ACKNOWLEDGING THAT HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE INTELLIGENCE EARLIER THIS YEAR, ALISON

>> COURTNEY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF SAID THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAY NOT BE DOING ENOUGH IN AFGHANISTAN DID HE SAY WHAT THE US SHOULD BE DOING? >> Reporter: HE MENTIONED SEVERAL POSSIBLE THINGS AND DID NOT MAKE A RECOMMENDATION BUT HE WAS CLEAR SAYING THAT THE US

IS DOING ENOUGH ON THE GROUND OPERATIONALLY HE SAID THAT SEVERAL TIMES AGAINST THE THREATS HE POINTED OUT IT'S NOT JUST THREATS FROM RUSSIA BUT FROM IRAN, FROM PAKISTAN, AND HE EVEN MENTIONED CHINA BUT HE SAID THAT THE US

IS DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT SOLDIERS AND TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN TACTICALLY ON THE GROUND BUT HE SAID, LOOK, DIPLOMATICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, SANCTIONS, ARE THERE MORE STEPS TO BE TAKEN? HE SAID IT'S POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE IT WAS A SURPRISING ADMISSION FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS HE SEENED SEEN — SEEMED CONFIDENT ON WHAT THEY ARE DOING ON THE GROUND BUT OPENED UP THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE DIPLOMATS ON THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE DOING MORE TO HOLD THE OTHER COUNTRIES TO ACCOUNT, AND THAT INCLUDES RUSSIA AND THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE TALIBAN AND PAKISTAN AND THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE TALIBAN AND IT HAS BEEN WELL DOCUMENTED AND GOING ON FOR DECADES BUT ALSO THE SUPPORT THAT IRAN HAS GIVEN TO THE TALIBAN FROM THE SOUTH AND CHINA >> COURTNEY, ARE WE HEARING ANY REACTION YET? >> Reporter: NOT YET I'M WATCHING THIS KEENLY

I'M CURIOUSLY TO SEE THIS WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT THIS THERE WAS SOME INTERESTING EXCHANGES ON THAT AND SECRETARY ESPER'S TESTIMONY, WE GOT MORE DETAIL ON WHAT OCCURRED THAT WEEKEND IN LATE MAY AND EARLY JUNE, WHAT OCCURRED IN DC

, INCLUDING THE ACTIVE DUTY UNITS TO BRING THEM INTO DC POTENTIALLY IT WAS MORE DETAIL THAN WE HAVE HEARD BUT IT WAS KIND OF BURIED THEY ALSO ADDRESSED THE ISSUE OF CONTINUING TO DEAL WITH ISSUES OF RACE IN THE MILITARY

WE HEARD PRETTY STRONG LANGUAGE FROM SECRETARY ESPER BUT PARTICULARLY FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEF GENERAL MILLEY SAYING THAT RACISM HAS NO ROOM IN THE MILITARY AND HE SPOKE ABOUT HATE SYMBOLS THAT IS SOMETHING WE'LL HEAR MORE OF IN THE COMING DAYS >> JUST FASCINATING AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> Reporter: THANK YOU

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS IF ARE YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY ? ISN'T ABOUT TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO BE READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? WHEN YOU NEED DOING INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT POLICY CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE

>> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE STORY THAT AMERICAN WANT TO HEAR 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 HER 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 C1

>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> IN MEXICO CITY, PEOPLE SAY IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY CANNOT FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW LIFE WORK

>> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL >>> 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 HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED AS BEFORE >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? >> DO YOU THINK THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND? >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER ARE YOU WORRIED THIS MAY DOVETAIL AFTER THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> POLICE IN MINNEAPOLIS RELEASE NEW EVIDENCE ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD'S FINAL MOMENTS BODY CAM SHOWS THAT GEORGE TOLD POLICE HE COULD NOT BREATHE MORE THAN 20 TIMES BEFORE HE DIED

SHAQUILLE BREWSTER JOINS ME NOW AND SHAQ, THAT IS SO HARD TO HEAR WHY ARE WE GETTING THE NEW DETAILS ABOUT GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: WELL, THIS IS ALL PART OF EVIDENCE COMING OUT FROM ONE OF THE 4 OFFICERS FIRED FOR BEING INVOLVED IN THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD HE WASN'T THE OFFICER WITH THE KNEE ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD BUT HE WAS ONE OF THE OTHER ASSISTING OFFICERS HELPING TO HOLD GEORGE FLOYD ON THE GROUND HIS ATTORNEY FILED A MOTION YESTERDAY ASKING THE JUDGE TO DISMISS THIS CASE IN ABOUT 100 PAGES OF DOCUMENTS, YOU SAW TRANSCRIPTS OF INTERVIEWS WITH INVESTIGATORS

YOU ALSO SAW TRANSCRIPTS OF THE TWO BODY CAMERA VIDEOS THEY STILL HAVEN'T BEEN MADE PUBLIC BUT WE SAW TRANSCRIPTS OF THE VIDEOS AND THEN YOU SAW PICTURES, PICTURES OF EVIDENCE AND PICTURES OF TRAINING MANUALS THAT THE OFFICERS WENT THROUGH I WANT TO PUT UP ONE OF THE PICTURES WE SAW IN THE EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY THE OFFICER AND ATTORNEY, AND THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE THAT COMES FROM A TRAINING SLIDE THAT THE ATTORNEY SAID WAS GIVEN TO OFFICER THOMAS LANE

REMEMBER THIS IS OFFICER THOMAS LANE'S FOURTH DAY ON THE JOB AND IN THE PICTURE YOU SEE SOMEONE DEPICTED TO BE AN OFFICER WITH HIS KNEE ON THE NECK ACTING AS A SUBJECT IN THE TRAINING VIDEO THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER IS NOT COMMENTING ON THIS THERE WAS A GAG ORDER THAT WAS PUT IN PLACE TODAY AND THEY ARE NOT COMMENTING ON THE INVESTIGATION OR IF THAT'S A TRUE CLIP FROM THE VIDEO

BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS PRESENTED AS EVIDENCE FOR THE OFFICER AND EVIDENCE THAT THE ATTORNEY IS SAYING IT'S NOT WORTH GOING TO A TRIAL THIS IS, INSTEAD, SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE DISMISSED ALISON? >> SHAQ, ACCORDING TO THE TRANSCRIPTS, GEORGE FLOYD TOLD POLICE HE HAD THE CORONAVIRUS AND HE WAS WORRIED ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO BREATHE CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT EXCHANGE? >> Reporter: YEAH THE REASON WHY THESE TRANSCRIPTS ARE NEW AND IMPORTANT, IT HELPS TO CLEAR UP A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HAPPENED IN BETWEEN THE VIDEOS WE HAVE SEEN ALREADY

WE SAW THE FACEBOOK VIDEO, THE 9 MINUTE VIDEO OF THE KNEE ON HIS NECK, AND WE HAVE THE CUB VIDEO WHERE HE IS COMING TO THE CAR FROM ELSEWHERE THIS FILLS IN THE GAPS ONE, WHERE GEORGE FLOYD WAS APPROACHED BY THOMAS LANE OR FORMER OFFICER LANE, OFFICER LANE HAD THE WEAPON DROWN AND GEORGE FLOYD SAID HE WAS NERVOUS AND HE WAS SHOT BY AN OFFICER BEFORE, AND THOMAS LANE SAID HE DREW THE WEAPON BECAUSE HE COULD NOT SEE GEORGE FLOYD'S HANDS THINGS STARTED TO ESCALATE WHEN OFFICERS TRIED TO PUT GEORGE FLOYD BACK IN THE CAR LISTEN TO — NOT LISTEN BUT WE'LL PULL UP A FEW SLIDES OF GEORGE FLOYD

YOU CAN SEE HIM ON THE TRANSCRIPT TELL THE OFFICER, AT ONE POINT, HE SAID I'M SCARED ANOTHER ONE, HE SAID I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC MR OFFICER MR

OFFICER, HE REPEATED THAT HE WAS VERY KIND AND CIVIL WITH THE OFFICERS HE JUST SAID, I JUST HAD COVID, MAN I CAN'T BREATHE I CAN'T BREATHE EXPLAINING WHY HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO IN THE CAR

AND AGAIN FROM THE TRANSCRIPTS, THIS IS EVIDENCE ACCORDING TO THOMAS LANE'S ATTORNEY, EVIDENCE THAT THOMAS LANE WAS TRYING TO HELP GEORGE FLOYD OUT HE SAID AT ONE POINT, SHOULD WE ROLL HIM ON HIS SIDE? DEREK CHAUVIN, THE OFFICER WITH THE KNEE ON HIS NECK SAID THAT NO, HE IS STAYING PUT WHERE WE GOT HIM AND THOMAS LANE SAID I AM JUST WORRIED ABOUT EXCITING DELERIOUS OR WHATEVER SOMEONE ELSE SAID HE IS NOT BREATHING CHAUVIN SAID THAT'S WHY WE HAVE AN AMBULANCE COMING, AND LANE SAID, I SUPPOSE, AND HE OFFERS TO ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW FOR GEORGE FLOYD WHO WAS HESITATING ABOUT GOING IN THE CAR

HE SAID AT ONE POINT, I'LL WAIT IN THE CAR YOU WITH, AND YOU HEARD THE DISTRESS OF MR FLOYD SAYING HE WAS SCARED AND HE COULD NOT BREATHE MULTIPLE TIMES ONCE HE WAS ON THE GROUND WE ARE STARTING TO GET MORE OF THE PICTURE AND THE PUZZLE IS FILLED IN MORE AS WE GET THE EVIDENCE ALISON? >> AS YOU MENTIONED, SHAQ, THIS IS PART OF THE CRIMINAL AGAINST AGAINST DEREK CHAUVIN AND THE OFFICERS CHARGED IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH WHAT ALSO CAN WE EXPECT? DO YOU KNOW? >> Reporter: INITIALLY, I WAS PLAN IS — I WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND THOUGHT OH, WE WILL GET MORE RESPONSES

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS COMING IN AND HE IS LEADING THE CASE HE MAY COMMENT AND WE MAY HEAR FROM THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT BUT THE JUDGE PUT IN A GAG ORDER ON THE CASE, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HE WARNED ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF TO TWO WEEK AGO AT THE LAST HEARING BECAUSE HE SAID THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING TOO MUCH EVENTUALLY AND HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THE JURY POOL WOULD BE TAINTED BY THE INFORMATION COMING OUT TODAY, THE JUDGE PUT IN A GAG ORDER SAYING WE MAY HAVE MORE MOTIONS OR SEE A FEW MORE ITEMS OF EVIDENCE THAT WILL FILED WITH THE JUDGE AND FILED WITH THE COURT WE WILL LIKELY NOT HEAR MUCH FROM AUGUST 10th WHEN THE STATE AND PROSECUTORS WILL HAVE TO RESPOND TO THE MOTION TO DISMISS THAT WAS FILED JUST YESTERDAY THEN THE NEXT HEARING IN THE CASE WHERE IT WILL BE ALL FOUR OFFICERS AGAIN WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 11

THINGS WILL MOVE SLOWLY WE LEARNED AT THE LAST HEARING THAT A TRIAL WILL NOT BE SET UNTIL MARCH OF NEXT WEEK SO THINGS WILL MOVE SLOWLY BUT THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE CAN GET INFORMATION YOU SAW THE TRANSCRIPTS AND TRANSCRIPTS OF THE VIDEO THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN WILL WE SEE THE VIDEO OR WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE TRIAL STARTS? THAT'S A QUESTION THAT WE'RE ALL WONDERING

ALISON? >> SHAQ, I JUST KEEP GOING BACK TO THE FIRST THING HE SAID GEORGE FLOYD TOLD POLICE HE COULD NOT BREATHE MORE THAN 20 20 TIMES BEFORE HE DIED SHAQ, THANK YOU FOR WALKING US THROUGH IT >> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON >>> NEW YORK CITY'S FAMED 5th AVENUE HAS A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL AND IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER

IT'S ONE OF 5 ACROSS THE CITY'S BURROUGHS OUR NEW YORK CITY REPORTER HAS THE STORY >> Reporter: IT WAS A BIG CROWD OUT HERE EARLIER AND RIGHT NOW IT'S A SMALLER CROWD IT'S ON 5th AVENUE ALONGSIDE THE BUREAU WE'LL SO YOU HOW IT GOES

B IS AT 56th STREET, AND THE LETTERS EXTEND OUT PAST THE ACTUAL DOORWAY TO TRUMP TOWER AND GO ALL THE WAY TO 57th STREET 5th AVENUE, YOU CAN SEE THE BUSES RETURNING THIS IS CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AT 11::00 PM THE SIGNIFICANCE THERE IS THIS BEAUTIFUL MURAL WILL BE A PEDESTRIAN PLAZA FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS

AS YOU INDICATED, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT THIS MURAL IN PARTICULAR DENIGRATES 5th AVENUE MAYOR DeBLASIO TOLD US IT LIBERATES 5th AVENUE IT WAS A POLITICALLY CHARGED ATMOSPHERE ACTIVISTS PAINTING THE MURAL, CHANTING BLACK LIVES MATTER, AND ACROSS THE STREET, CHANTING ALL LIVES MATTER ALL PLAYING OUT IN FRONT OF TRUMP TOWER >>> ARIZONA'S HOSPITALS AND TESTING SITES ARE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT TO HANDLE THE SURGE IN CASES THEY ARE SEEING THERE RIGHT NOW

REPORTER RON HILLIARD JOINS US FROM PHOENIX WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU, RON, AND MARICOPA COUNTY SEEING 73,000 POSITIVE CASES WHAT IS THE DEMAND FOR TESTING RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: THIS IS TESTING THE CAPACITY IN THE STATE QUITE FRANKLY, THE STATE IS PROCESSING REPORTS FROM 12,000 TESTS BUT IT DOESN'T BEGIN TO MATCH THE TESTING THAT THE STATE NEEDS AND IS NECESSARY ACROSS THE STATE TO GIVE YOU THE IDEA, THE BIG NUMBER FROM THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES IS 34%

THAT IS A 34% POSITIVE TEST RATE AND MEANS OUT OF ALL THE TESTERS, 34% OF THEM CAME BACK AS POSITIVE THAT'S NEARLY DOUBLE TO COMPARE WHAT FLORIDA IS AT THAT'S AN EXTREMELY HIGH RATE THIS MEANS THAT THE SPREAD OF COVID IS ESSENTIALLY OUT OF CONTROL MARICOPA COUNTY YESTERDAY SAID THAT CONTACT TRACING RIGHT NOW ONLY GETS YOU SO FAR BECAUSE JUST YESTERDAY, ANOTHER 4000 NEW CASES TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THE SPREAD WHICH IS VERY, VERY DIFFICULT FOR THESE COUNTIES

WHEN YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT TESTING, THEY ARE NOT GETTING RESULTS BACK FOR MORE THAN A WEEK HERE IN THE STATE BECAUSE OF THE DEMAND AND BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURE ON THE LABS THEY DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO PROCESS THESE TESTS AND SO, FOLKS ARE GOING AROUND WITH AN ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD, POSITIVE COVID AND THIS IS A VERY TOUGH TIME IN THE STATE WITH NO INDICATION THAT THE NUMBERS WILL BE CHANGING >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE HOSPITALS

HOW ARE THEY HANDLING THE SURGE INPATIENTS? >> Reporter: THEY NEED STAFF FEDERAL HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO ASSIST THERE IS ABOUT 100 THAT HAVE COME IN THE STATE OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST WEEK I SHOULD NOTE THAT THE STATE HAS PUT OUT CONTRACTS FOR TRAVELING HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS, INCLUDING NURSES THERE ARE TWO COMPANIES THAT I AM AWARE OF THAT ARE SEEKING PEOPLE OUT OF STATE TO TRAVEL TO ARIZONA AND THEY ARE LOOKING TO STAFF 500 HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS FOR AT LEAST AN 8 WEEK PERIOD BECAUSE WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CAPACITY AT THE HOSPITALS

IT'S NOT JUST BEDS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A LACK OF MANPOWER FOR A COUPLE MONTHS, THESE NURSES, THESE SURGEONS, THESE OTHER MEDICAL ASSISTANTS THAT WORK IN THE FACILITIES ARE WORKING LONG HOURS, AND THEY'RE TASKED YOU ARE SEEING A RECORD NUMBER OF ICU BEDS AND VENTILATORS AND IT'S PUTTING A STRAIN ON THE HOSPITAL NETWORK SYSTEM >> I WAS SPEAKING WITH A FAMILY WHO LOST LOVED ONES TODAY

WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU THERE? I CAN ONLY IMAGINE? >> Reporter: I KNOW WE ARE AT THAT POINT, ALISON, WHO KNOWS SOMEONE WHO IS SICK OR PASSED AWAY FROM COVID THIS MONTH, THERE WERE MORE THAN 400 DEATHS REPORTED, JUST THIS WEEK, MORE THAN 400 DEATHS IN ARIZONA, AND THEIR HOSPITAL CONTINUES TO SEE AN INCREASE I WANT TO INTRODUCE ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO LAID HER FATHER TO REST HE WAS LAID TO REST YESTERDAY, A 65-YEAR-OLD NATIVE, AND YOU WERE LIVING IN CALIFORNIA AND WERE DRIVING HERE A WEEK AGO WHEN YOU GOT THE CALL THAT YOUR FATHER PASSED AWAY TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FATHER AND WHAT GOT US TO THIS POINT? >> MY DAD WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON WHO WAS SO LOVED BY HIS GREATER COMMUNITY

HE WAS A SPORTS FAN HERE AND HE WAS FOLLOWING THE ADMINISTRATION THAT DOWNPLAYED THE VIRUS IN EARLY JUNE AND ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GO OUT SHOPPING AND IN RESTAURANTS, AND BE OUT IN PUBLIC MY DAD CONTRACTED THE VIRUS DURING THAT AND HE BECAME ILL AND PASSED AWAY A MONTH AGO HE WAS COMPLETELY HEALTHY AND YESTERDAY I LAID HIM TO REST THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO MY FATHER HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED IN A HOSPITAL WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND

>> Reporter: IN THE BUILDING HERE, GOVERNOR DUCEY WILL BE HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO HIM? >> ARIZONA IS IN A CRISIS GOVERNOR DUCEY HAS TO DO HIS JOB AND PRIORITIZE MASK WEARING AND DO MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE ON THE FRONTLINE AND THIS IS IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES ARE ON THE FRONTLINE AND HOLDING OUR ECONOMY TOGETHER AND CAN'T WORK OR HAVE TO GO OUT AND WORK HALF THE TIME

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS DUCEY DOING TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD AND HELP THE COMMUNITIES MOST IMPACTED LIKE MINE? >> Reporter: WHAT ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY AND FOLKS IN OTHER STARTS OF STATE? WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO THEM? >> COME OUT OF AND TELL YOUR STORY AND BE ON THE FRONTLINE AND SEND YOUR MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE I BELIEVE WHEN WE COME TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> Reporter: KRISTIN, OUR HEART IS WITH YOU ALISON, ONE FAMILY IMPACTED, AND I KNOW THAT KRISTIN'S MOTHER ALSO TESTED POSITIVE AND THERE ARE QUESTION MARKS ABOUT THE ADDITIONAL STEPS IF ANY THAT THE GOVERNOR HERE IN ARIZONA WILL TAKE THIS AFTERNOON

ALISON? >> IT'S A REAL THING AND IT'S IMPACTING REAL PEOPLE AND HURTING REAL FAMILIES THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING PLEASE THANK KRISTIN FROM US FOR BEING SO BRAVE AND SHARING HER STORY AND ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS THANK YOU >> Reporter: WE WILL

THANK YOU, ALISON >>> PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN THE SCHOOL'S EDUCATION COMMISSIONER HAS SIGNED AN EMERGENCY ORDER OPENING THE CAMPUSES THIS FALL DASHA BARNES SPOKE WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS ABOUT THE DECISION >> WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL INSTABILITY IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE QUARANTINE

THEY MISS THEIR FRIENDS A LOT, AND IT'S CAUSED DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY IN THE HOUSE SO THEY NEED THE SOCIALIZATION THAT'S IN SCHOOL THEY NEED THAT ROLE MODEL AND TEACHERS TO HELP TO GUIDE THEM THROUGH THEIR SCHOOL WORK AND LIFE >> Reporter: THE KIDS IN THE BRICK AND MORTAR SETTING? >> THEY LOVE US AND THEY TRUST US, AND THEY ARE PART OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WE JUST WANT TO GET TO THAT, IS IT TRULY SAFE? >> ALL CHILDREN BEHIND US IN THE CLASSROOM

WHAT DO YOU ENVISION WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? WHAT ARE THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS? WHAT ARE THE TOOLS YOU WANT IN PLACE? >> MY VISION SIMPLE WHEN THEY ARE MOVING AROUND THE BUILDING, WHETHER BE ENTERING THE SCHOOL OR GOING TO EAT LUNCH WEARING A MASK AND DOING THEIR BEST TO SOCIAL DISTANCE — NOT SOCIAL DISTANCE BUT PHYSICAL DISTANCE FROM OTHER STUDENTS OR OTHER ADULTS >> IT'S NOT JUST THE BASIC SCREENING, MOPPING THE FLOOR, CLEANING THE FLOOR, WIPING DOWN THE BOARD, THE DESK IT WILL BE A LOT MORE DETAILED THE DOOR HANDLES NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF, LIGHT SWITCHES, AND THE SANITIZER CLEANING HAS TO BE BUT THE IN PLACE

>> IN MY MIND, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD I SEND THEM TO SCHOOL IF THE OPTION IS FACE TO FACE, I THINK IT'S THE BEST THING FOR THEM, A TRAINED EDUCATOR GUIDING THEM THROUGH THEIR EDUCATION >> WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ON WITHHOLDING FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS? >> YOU KNOW, I AM SAYING GET IT OPEN BUT USING THE THREATS FROM THE CONSTITUENTS IN OUR COUNTRY WHICH IS THE CORE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PEOPLE WANTING TO GET BACK IN AND NEEDING TO GET BACK IN, AND PEOPLE NEEDING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE TAKEN CARE OF, LOOKING AT THEIR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY, AND YOU DO IT OR TAKE FUNDING AWAY, THAT DOESN'T HELP US TO GET MOVING FORWARD IN THE PLAN OF OPENING THE SCHOOLS THE SUPERINTENDENT DOESN'T WANT TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS? NO WE WANT TO OPEN OUR SCHOOLS

>> AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THE EMERGENCY ORDER WHAT ARE THE DETAILS HERE STATEWIDE AND WHAT POWER DO THE INDIVIDUAL DISTRICTS HAVE HERE? >> Reporter: HEY, ALISON IT IS A STATEWIDE ORDER OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER ISSUING IT ON MONDAY SAYING THAT ALL SCHOOLS MUST REOPEN NEXT MONTH NOW, SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR THEM AND HOW THEY FIND A WAY FORWARD MANY ARE SAYING THAT THEY WILL MAKE THE BEST DECISION FOR THEIR OWN DISTRICT, AND AT THE SAME TIME, IT DOES PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON

AND THOSE I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS THAT'S THE PROBLEM, ALISON THERE IS NOT AN AGREED CONCRETE PLAN EVERYONE IS LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES SUCH AS SANITATION AND HOW TO OPERATE CAFETERIAS, AND HOW DO YOU KEEP KIDS FROM CROWDING IN DOORWAYS? THERE ARE SO MANY DETAILS MUCH AND THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS AND THEY JUST DON'T HAVE THOSE FIGURED OUT YET AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU HEAR FROM THEIR PARENTS THAT THEY ARE EAGER TO GET THEIR KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM

THEY ARE SEEING THEM STRUGGLE THEY TOLD ME THEY ARE AWARE OF THE RISK OF COVID BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISK TO THEIR CHILDREN, EMOTIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AS THEY STAY HOME AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVERYONE WANTS TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOMS NO ONE IS ARGUING THAT THEY DON'T WANT THAT AND THE QUESTION IS WHAT'S THE PLAN TO GETTING THERE? AND IMPORTANTLY, THE FUNDING TO GET THERE IS A BIG PART OF THE PUZZLE AS WELL

>> YEAH I MEAN, DASH A, EVERY PARENT AND EDUCATOR YOU SPEAK WITH THEY HAVE A LONG LIST OF CONCERNS TO GET SAFELY BACK TO SCHOOL YOU MENTIONED THAT THE PRESIDENT IS THREATENING TO CUT FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT DON'T OPEN HOW ARE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS REACTING TO THAT? >> Reporter: WELL, ALISON, FUNDING WAS A CONCERN EVEN BEFORE THE PRESIDENT MADE THAT STATEMENT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT ALL OF THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS I WAS TALKING TO ARE SKEPTICAL THAT THEY WILL GET THE MONEY AND RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED TO EXECUTE THE PLANS THEY ARE TRYING TO COME UP WITH

AND THIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BROWARD COUNTY, WHICH, BY THE WAY, IS THE 6th LARGEST DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY, 241 SCHOOLS THAT WILL ALL HAVE TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THE PRINCIPAL HERE, PRINCIPAL BULLOCK, RIGHT NOW, HE SAID HE IS MAKING CHANGES FOR HIRING MORE CUSTODIAL STAFF AND GETTING SANITIZERS AND MASKS, AND HE IS MAKING ALL THOSE CHOICES HE HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDING HE DOESN'T KNOW HOW MUCH HE WILL GET HE DOESN'T KNOW IF HE WILL GET ANY

HE IS MAKING PLANS IN THE DARK, AND THAT'S JUST THE SITUATION THAT THERE ARE SO MANY TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS RIGHT NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND IF THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PUT A PLAN IN PLACE ONCE THEY HAVE ONE, ALISON >> SO MANY DIFFICULT DECISIONS IN FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY DASHA, THANK YOU SO MUCH, IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU >> Reporter: THANKS, ALISON >>> THERE ARE A LOT OF HEALTH QUESTIONS ABOUT REOPENING OUR NATION'S SCHOOLS

INTERNAL MEDICAL PHYSICIAN AND NBC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR DR LIPI ROY IS JOINING US >> WE ARE COMMITTED TO OPENING THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE IN THE PROCESS WE ARE PRODUCTING THE VULNERABLE WHETHER VULNERABLE STUDENTS OR VULNERABLE TEACHERS BUT RIGHT NOW, IT'S A CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH SHALL TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS AND TO DO IT SAFELY >> DR ROY, WHAT ARE THE BEST ROYS — WAYS TO DO WHAT DR

REDFIELD SATISFIED? >> Reporter: IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, ALISON I DIDN'T SEE THURSDAY ON YOUR SHIRT >> I TOOK A QUICK BREAK TODAY >> Reporter: ALL GOOD ALL GOOD

SO, LOOK, I AGREE WITH THEIR REDFIELD AND OTHER EXPERTS WHO BELIEVE THAT SCHOOLS NEED TO REOPEN AS YOU KNOW, ALISON, NOT ONLY FOR INSTRUCTION BUT FOR MEALS, 20 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES WHO RELY ON SCHOOL FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, AND THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS AS YOU SAID IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, THEY — THEY ARE TRYING TO WORK TO REOPEN AND DRIVE DOWN THE COMMUNITY SPREAD BUT AS YOU KNOW, ALISON, OTHER COUNTRIES — PARDON ME, OTHER STATES SUCH AS ARIZONA, TEXAS, FLORIDA WHERE THERE IS STILL A HIGH LEVEL OF VIRUS, I DON'T ABOUT THOSE AREAS REOPENING THEIR SCHOOLS, NOT YET >> IF A SCHOOL REALLY OPENS, WHAT TYPE OF TESTING PROTOCOL WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE, PARENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF? WHAT SHOULD THE DISTRICTS BE THINKING ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: YEAH

THERE ARE AREAS THAT SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN SAFELY, AND I RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE LOOK AT THE CDC GUIDELINES SOME OF THE GUIDELINES INCLUDE KEEPING THE SAFE DISTANCE OF 6 FEET BETWEEN DESKS, AND MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS AND ADULTS, THE TEACHERS AND HEALTHCARE STAFF AT THE SCHOOL THAT THEY WEAR CLOTH FACE COVERINGS, AND SCHEDULING PICKUPS AND DROP OFFS AND HAND SANITIZERS GETTING KIDS TO WASH THEIR HANDS FOR 20 SECONDS, AND MAKE SURE YOU USE A TISSUE WHEN YOU SNEEZE OR COUGH THERE IS A LOT OF GUIDELINES AND INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES AND WORK FROM THERE, BUT YOU KNOW, LOCAL COMMUNITY AND SCHOOLS WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THE LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, ALISON

>> DR ROY, THE CDC SAID THAT ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT THE SCHOOLS COULD CONSIDER REOPENING IS KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO BE INFECTED THAN ADULTS DO WE HAVE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THAT? >> Reporter: THE SHORT ANSWER, ALISON IS WE DON'T KNOW WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION WE HAVE DONE MOST OF OUR TESTING ON PEOPLE WHO WERE SYMPTOMATIC AND OLDER AND WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

THE MAIN REASON FOR THAT IS THE TESTING WAS SO LIMITED WE ARE NOT REALLY TESTING CHILDREN AS MUCH AS WE ARE ADULTS THAT, AND IN ADDITION WE DON'T HAVE THE TRANSMISSION AVAILABLE WITH THE VIRUS — I HATE TO USE KIDS THAT IN SCHOOL AND THEY INFECT ADULTS AND GO HOME AND INFECT ADULTS AND ANOTHER IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PEOPLE >> A BIG CONCERN DR

ROY, I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT THE VIRUS BUT THERE ARE STILL SO MANY QUESTIONS THANK YOU FOR COMING ON WITH US AND HELPING US TO ANSWER SOME OF THEM >> Reporter: ANY TIME >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> IT'S SAID THAT THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM WHIC H THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAK NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT'S PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO! >> IT'S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING

IT'S TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS >> DUH >> IT'S SPORTS >> BREAKING NEWS >> DOCS, TOONS

>> WAIT, THERE'S MORE! >> MORE? >> YES, YES, MORE >> TONS IT'S QUICK STUFF, BINGE STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT'S TRENDING, MIND-BENDING IT'S LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING >> IT'S, "DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE?" IT'S FOR YOU, FOR "EW," FOR "AWW" IT'S CHRISLEY, PAWNEE, MONKEY, ET >> OH? >> OH! >> AND IT'S FREE

>> FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> FREE! >> WHO'S WITH ME?>> THAT'S PEACOCK

>> GUESS WHO >> THAT'S WHO >> ME? >> THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY >> COME ON

>> BOOM MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> 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 HER 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 C1 >>> ONE DAY AFTER THE MIAMI MAYOR ORDERED GYMS TO CLOSE HE IS OPENING THEM BACK UP AGAIN >> Reporter: ALISON, ON MONDAY, THE MAYOR CLOSED GYMS, AND THEN HE WALKED BACK AND THEY ARE OPEN I AM HERE IN MIAMI AND THIS HAS SET UP SO MUCH CONFUSION NOT ONLY WHAT IS OPEN AND WHAT'S CLOSED BUT WHERE IS CORONAVIRUS MOST LIKELY TO SPREAD? THIS MORNING, FITNESS INDUSTRY LEADERS FLEXING THEIR MUSCLES, ASKING GOVERNORS NATIONWIDE TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN GYMS

MORE THAN 60 OF THEM SIGNING AN OPEN LETTER CITING EVIDENCE, THEY SAY, PROVES GYMS ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR THE SPREAD OF COVID CASE >> I AM NOT A DOCTOR BUT WHAT I READ, THE VIRUS IS NOT TRANSFERRED THROUGH SWEAT >> Reporter: IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORKOUT SAFELY IN A GYM? CHRIS CROMWELL IN MIAMI THINKS IT IS >> KEEPING IT SANITIZE AND KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE AND KEEPING YOUR MASK ON, I THINK THESE ARE LEAPS AND BOUNDS AHEAD OF WHAT OTHER BUSINESSES ARE DOING

>> Reporter: IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, GYMS WERE CLOSED AGAIN MONDAY AND REOPENED ON TUESDAY BUT WITH RESTRICTION >> PEOPLE IN THE GYM, THEY MUST WEAR THEIR MASK AND THEY MUST WEAR THEIR MASK ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE CONVINCED THAT MASKS ARE FOOLPROOF THE CDC RECOMMENDS THAT GYM GOERS FOLLOW BASIC GUIDELINES, LIMITING ACTIVITIES INDOORS >> WE ARE READY TO OPEN

A LITTLE THIS OPENED BECAUSE TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN THE DAY WE WERE RARING TO GO PICK >> Reporter: NOW IN THE GYM OWNERS IS FILING A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE >> TALKING ABOUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF LOST PROFITS LOST EVERYTHING >> Reporter: THERE IS A VERY SMALL STUDY THAT LOOKS AT THIS QUESTION IN SOUTH KOREA THEY FOUND THAT IN CLOSING AREAS, PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO SPREAD CORONAVIRUS

THOSE USING THINGS LIKE LATTES OR YOGA, NO SPREAD AT ALL >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO OUR CORRESPONDENT ALEXA LIOTTA SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM

WHAT YOU HAVE FOR US TODAY >> Reporter: ALISON, GREAT TO SEE YOU LOTS AND LOTS OF NEWS FIRST, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PERSONAL ATTORNEY MICHAEL COHEN HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER VIOLATING HIS COVID-19 RELIEF HIS ATTORNEY TOLD THAT HE WAS FOUND DINING AT A RESTAURANT, MAY HAVE WANTED HIS RETURN TO JAIL

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE IS A VICTIM OF, QUOTE, POLITICAL PERSECUTION TWO DECISIONS INVOLVING HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS TODAY THE SUPREME COURT RULED THE NEW YORK PROSECUTOR MAY SEE THOSE RECORDS THAT CONGRESS CAN'T FOR THE TIME BEING PETE WILLIAMS WILL HAVE THE DETAILS IN A MOMENT >>> MEANWHILE, NEW AND IMPLEMENT NUMBERS

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