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>> BECAUSE HE WAS, ALSO, FLYING FAMILY >> THIS IS A BIG HONOR FOR ME, TODAY, AS YOUR FIRST OFFICER NOT ONLY DO I GET TO FLY WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, DAN, FOR THE FIRST TIME I ALSO GET TO FLY MY SOFAMILY O MY SON'S MAKE A WISH TRIP TO HAWAII >> HAUK IS HIS SON

>> THIS GUY'S PRETTY TOUGH >> A WISH COME TRUE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY >> THANK YOU ENJOY THE FLIGHT KRISTEN DAHLGREN NBC NEWS >> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STORY THERE >> IT IS A LOT OF TENSION IN THE SKIES, ESPECIALLY DURING THESE DAYS BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, A STORY I'M SURE MADE EVERYBODY'S FLIGHT BETTER >>> SPIKE LEE'S CLASSIC FILM "DO THE RIGHT THING" WILL STREAM ONLINE FREE OF CHARGE UNTIL JUNE 29th IT IS PART OF THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE'S MOVIE SELECTION OF THE WEEK INCLUDING APPLE TV, VOODOO AND GOOGLE PLAY IT WILL ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A LIVE CONVERSATION WITH SPIKE LE >>> IT'S ALMOST JULY AND THE US

JUST SHATTERED THE SINGLE-DAY TOTAL FOR MOST NEW REPORTED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, BY ALMOST 10,000 AS WEDNESDAY CLOCKED IN AT 45,557 NEW CASES >> ALSO, THE NEW WARNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS ARE THEY AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING AND SPREADING THE DISEASE? >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE THREE MEN ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF AHMAUD ARBERY NOW, OFFICIALLY INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY >> PLUS, WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO RAN TOWARD A BURNING TRUCK TO SAVE THE DRIVER, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

THE NATIONWIDE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS CASES ARE RISING IN OVER 20 STATES NEARLY 24 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER INFECTIONS SET A SINGLE-DAY NATIONAL RECORD APPROACHING 46,000, THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNS IT MAY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE DEATH TOLL CATCHES UP IN HOUSTON, THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AT HOSPITALS COULD SURPASS TOTAL OCCUPANCY BY THURSDAY CURRENTLY, 97% OF BEDS ARE OCCUPIED >> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, THEY ARE STAYING SHUT JUST A LITTLE LONGER

DISNEY LAND WAS SET TO REOPEN JULY 17th BUT NOW, THAT'S POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE UPPICK IN CASES >> THE PANDEMIC, ALSO SENT THE STOCK MARKET INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THE DOW DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ BOTH FELL MORE THAN 2%, MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11th OUR KARI SANDERS HAS MORE ON HOW THE VIRUS IS AFFECTING YOUNG AMERICANS KARI, GOOD MORNING >> FRANCES, A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSES IN FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY 5,511 AND THE FEAR IS THE NUMBER COULD GO UP EVEN GREATER TODAY OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE GROWING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG YOUNG

FROM FLORIDA >> WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION, IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN, WHERE AT LEAST 34 CASES ARE ALL LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH THIS WARNING >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INFECTED, MOST OF THEM ARE, REALLY, QUITE YOUNG

20s, EARLY 30s THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE GO OUT YOU FEEL PENT UP GO OUT TO A BAR, DON'T WEAR A MASK >> DARA SWEAT RECENTLY WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH NO MASKS AFTERWARDS, THE ENTIRE GROUP TESTED POSITIVE SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE TAKE IT SLOW DON'T BE IN SUCH A RUSH TO GO OUT TO THE BARS, SO QUICKLY THIS VIRUS IS NOT GONE

>> FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, CORONAVIRUS IS NOT DEADLY THE DANGER IS THAT THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE BUT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARSON DAVIS DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17 BUT STILL, MANY ON CLEARWATER BEACH ARE NOT CONCERNED >> JUST BE CAREFUL ABOUT IT

>> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, REALLY? >> NOT — NOT — NOT ANYMORE, I'M REALLY NOT >> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY RECOGNIZE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IS SOMEWHAT CONFUSING BECAUSE EVERY COMMUNITY HAS THEIR OWN SET OF REGULATIONS FRANCES >> KARI, THANK YOU >>> AS CORONAVIRUS COURSES ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE MR

TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN, TODAY, TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND HE IS THE FIRST WORLD LEADER TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT, TRACIE POTTS, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE TRACIE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS VIRUS

>> YEAH THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS, DESPITE THAT NEW RECORD THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT MORE THAN 45,000 CASES, NOW, AS OF OVERNIGHT, IN JUST ONE DAY THE HIGHEST SO FAR IN THE US

23 STATES ARE SEEING CASES RISING ESPECIALLY, IN THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY, IN THE WEST, WHICH ARE AREAS WHERE REOPENINGS HAPPENED EARLIER, RATHER THAN LATER NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON A VACCINE HE HAS SAID HE THINKS A VACCINE CAN BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND HE IS NOW SAYING IT LOOKS LIKE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS ON TRACK >> WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES AS FAR AS THE JOINING WITH US ON THE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS, BY THE WAY BECAUSE THERAPEUTICS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE MCS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE ME A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBE A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY, THERAPEUTICALLY, MAYBE I'D LIKE THATIFUL SURPRISE, SOONER THAN ANYBODY WOULD THINK >> NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, FACING SOME CRITICISM FOR PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING FROM 13 TESTING SITES, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THERE'S A LOT OF PUSHBACK COMING FROM HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN FACT, AN EXPLOSIVE PHONE CALL WITH REPORTERS, THAT ENDED ABRUPTLY, AFTER REPORTERS QUESTIONED THIS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT THEY ARE PUTTING MONEY INTO TESTING CENTERS

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF — OR HUNDREDS OF TEST CENTERS, ELSEWHERE MANY OF THEM, IN RETAIL LOCATIONS BACK TO YOU >> VALID QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED TRACIE, THANK YOU

>> THREE WHITE MEN WHO ARE ALL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY HAVE ALL BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY TRAVIS McMICHAEL, GREG McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM RODDY BRYAN, ALL FACED ALLEGATIONS OF MALICE MURDER AND FELONY MURDER THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES THE THREE MEN OF COLLECTIVELY CAUSING THE 25-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH ON FEBRUARY 23rd 6789 LAWYERS FOR THE SUSPECT SAID WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT CRIMINAL THE CHARGES COME ONE DAY AFTER A KENTUCKY DETECTIVE WAS FIRED OVER THE KILLING OF BREONNA TAYLOR NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THREE MEN, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM BRYAN ARE FACING, EACH, NINE CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRINMENT IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES TO INDICT THE THREE MEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE FINAL MOMENTS WERE CAPTURED ON CAMERA >> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD

>> ATTORNEYS FOR ALL THREE HAVE CAUTIONED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BUT FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, IT WAS NEWS SHE HAD LONG AWAITED >> GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS HE HEARS MY CRIES AND I KNEW EVENTUALLY HE WOULD WORK IT OUT >> ARBERY'S FEBRUARY DEATH COMPELLED GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE THIS HISTORIC STEP

>> THIS IS A TDEFINING MOMENT FO GEORGIA >> PASSING A HATE CRIMES BILL AFTER YEARS OF FAILED ATTEMPTS >> I'M HAPPY BECAUSE THE BILL FINALLY PASSED BUT ALSO, SAD AT THE SAME TIME THAT AHMAUD HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE FOR THIS TYPE OF BILL TO BE PASSED >> GEORGE GEIA HAD BEEN JUST ON FOUR STATES WITHOUT A HATE CRIME LIEU LAW ON THE BOOKS >> I THINK THIS MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CANNOT TARGET PEOPLE BASED ON RACE

IF THIS LAW WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, THEN AHMAUD WOULD STILL BE HERE >> AR BERRY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR ONE OF THEM, BRETT HANKISON FIRED THIS WEEK IN A SCATHING TERMINATION LETTER, THE CHIEF WRITES YOU DISPLAYED EXTREME INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WHEN YOU WANTON LIE AND BLINDLY FIRED TEN ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT OF BREONNA TAYLOR I FIND YOUR CONDUCT A SHOCK TO THE CONSCIENCE YOUR ACTIONS HAVE BROUGHT DISCREDIT UPON YOURSELF AND THE DEPARTMENT BRETT HANKISON FIRED TEN SHOTS HOWEVER, THERE WERE OVER 32 SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOME SO, YOU KNOW, THERE — THERE'S STILL OFFICERS — OFFICERS THAT WERE PRESENT THAT ARE OUT THERE, THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED AND FIRED AS WELL >> HANKISON'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE FIRED IN RESPONSE TO GUNFIRE DIRECTED AT THE OFFICERS ADDING, THE FACTS ARE NOT YET IN HANKISON IS APPEALING HIS TERMINATION

>> AND IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING THEY LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS IN THE COURT OF LAW FRANCES >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >>> ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH AFTER WITNESSES TOLD LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN BIG CASES, INCLUDING ROGER STONE'S MEANWHILE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN SCORED A BIG LEGAL VICTORY BUT THAT CASE MIGHT NOT BE OVER, JUST YET NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS MORE >> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD SOON BE OVER BECAUSE OF AN ORDER FROM THE PANEL OF THE WASHINGTON, DC

APPEALS COURT BY A 2-1 VOTE, A RULING WRITTEN BY TRUMP APPOINTEE, THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND GUESSED BY A JUDGE, UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO TRICK THE DEFENDANT BY DROPPING CHARGES AND REFILING THEM SO THE COURT SAID JUDGE EMMET SULLIVAN MUST GRANT THE MOTION TO DISMISS THE CHARGES AGAINST FLYNN >> I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY

>> FLYNN, HIMSELF, TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT, FOR OUR COUNTRY >> HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND, TWICE, PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE US BUT LAST MONTH, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO QUESTION FLYNN, IN THE FIRST PLACE

FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER IT LOOKS THAT WAY BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK >> ALSO, HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE HANDLING OF THE PROSECUTION OF ROGER STONE, A FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE CAREER PROSECUTORS RESIGNED FROM THE CASE AFTER BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE ONE OF THOSE LAWYERS SAID A SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE

>> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED ROGER STONE DIFFERENTLY, FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT ROGER STONE A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> A SPOKESMAN FOR BARR SAYS HE THOUGHT THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION WAS TOO HARSH AND NOTED THAT THE JUDGE'S SENTENCE WAS MORE IN LINE WITH HIS THINKING OF WHAT WAS APPROPRIATE >> OUR THANKS TO PETE WILLIAMS FOR THAT REPORT >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR THURSDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING, ACTUALLY, SEVERE WEATHER THREAT PICK UP ACROSS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, TO MISSISSIPPI WHERE WE HAVE CONFIRMED TORNADOS IN THAT AREA THIS WHOLE SYSTEM IS ON THE MOVE IT'S HEADED TOWARD CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS SO GOING TO BE A PRETTY SOGGY DAY IN THAT AREA ALSO, WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER PICKING UP FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS FOR THAT SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO HOUSTON, TODAY IT'S GOING TO BE A SOGGY ONE ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN

85 DEGREES AND THAT REALLY IMPACTS THE DEEP SOUTH AS WELL NORTHERN PLAINS WHERE STORMS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON, INTO YOUR MID-EVENING STILL WATCHING THESE STORMS BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, COMING UP

>> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA THANK YOU DRAMATIC VIDEO HERE OF A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY RESCUING A MAN FROM A FIERY CRASH, JUST MOMENTS BEFORE IT BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES >> CAN YOU GET OUT COME ON! COME ON! >> THE OFFICER HELPED THE DRIVER REMOVE HIS SEATBELT, AND PULLED HIM OUT OF THE TRUCK THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS LAUNCHED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THERE IN HOPES OF KEEPING ITS DOORS OPEN THE STONEWALL INN, SAY IT'S ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GO FUND ME PAGE IS NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS TO KEEP THE HISTORIC LANDMARK OPEN SO FAR, IT HAS RAISED OVER $81,000 ON FRIDAY, A STAR-STUDDED EVENT FEATURING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, DEMI LOVATO AND MORE WILL BE HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS

>> THIS COMES AFTER 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION, URGING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McLANE IN AUGUST, McLANE WAS STOPPED BY THREE WHITE OFFICERS AS HE WALKED HOME WITH A MASK ON, AND GROCERIES IN HIS HANDS POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY McLANE RESISTED ARREST, AND A STRUGGLE ENSUED OFFICERS WRESTLED McLANE TO THE GROUND AND ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, AN OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD AND HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS THEY RELEASED THE HOLD AND STRUGGLED AGAIN AND HE DIED THREE DAYS LATER >> NASCAR STAR BUBBA WALLACE SPOKE OUT WEDNESDAY AFTER THE FBI CONCLUDED NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED WHEN A NOOSE WAS FOUND AT HIS GARAGE STALL NBC'S SAM BROCK REPORTS THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

>> Reporter: THE SPECIAL AGENTS COMBING THE GARAGE STALLS OF TALLADEGA ARE GONE BUT FOR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE >> I WAS RELIEVED, JUST LIKE MANY OTHERS, TO KNOW THAT IT WASN'T TARGETED TOWARDS ME >> THE RELIEF OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE CRIME, STILL COMES WITH CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE WALLACE SPOKE WITH TODAY'S CRAIG MELVIN >> THE PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT I'VE SEEN AND THAT I HAVE, IN MY POSSESSION, OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A GARAGE IT IS THAT IS A NOOSE >> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTO SHARED WITH WALLACE, BUT IT'S CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION

>> THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD, IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO — INTO THIS >> FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE, AT LEAST AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2019 WELL BEFORE WALLACE'S TEAM ARRIVED, AND MONTHS BEFORE HIS CALL FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO POSTED IN DECEMBER, APPEARS TO SHOW THAT SAME GARAGE STALL, WITH A PULL ROPE HANGING FROM IT IN THE SHAPE OF A NOOSE IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THIS IS THE SAME VIDEO SEEN BY THE FBI BUT NASCAR CONFIRMS IT CHECKED ALL THE STALLS AT TALLADEGA AND ONE, BUBBA WALLACE'S, HAD A PULL ROPE CONFIGURED INTO A NOOSE >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AS SOME KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED, ONE CONCLUSION IS IRONCLAD

>> THAT WAS A SIGN OF WHAT NASCAR IS IT'S FAMILY, UNITY, SOLIDARITY >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONED A CHANGE T >>> I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT IT'S BEEN SO HELPFUL AND SO SHOCKING TO SEE SOMETHING GET SO BIG, THAT ONLY HAPPENED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES >> SO THAT'S LEMON GUTIERREZ, A STARBUCKS BARISTA WHO RECEIVED AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AFTER A CUSTOMER REPORTED ON FACEBOOK THAT HE REFUSED TO SERVE HER BECAUSE SHE WASN'T WEARING A MASK A GO FUND ME PAGE WAS SET UP FOR HIM, WHOSE DREAM IS TO BECOME A DANCER SO FAR, IT'S RAISED OVER $18,000 AND THAT WOMAN BETTER FEEL PRETTY BAD RIGHT NOW WITH EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW

>> HEY, IF IT WEREN'T FOR HER, HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THAT CASH HEADED HIS WAY A TODDLER IN THE BRONX WAS SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER FIREWORKS SHOT THROUGH HIS HOME'S WINDOW OVERNIGHT NONSTOP FIREWORKS FWERE FLYING TOWARD THE APARTMENT, WHEN ONE CRASHED THROUGH THE FIFTH-FLOOR WINDOW, LEAVING TH >>> LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE THAT IS A MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK SNEAKING UP BENEATH SURFERS IN CAPETOWN INCREDIBLE DRONE VIDEO HERE YOU CAN SEE BARELY NOTICING UNTIL THE SHARK SWAM UP TO THEM A WARNING TO SOUTH COAST RESIDENTS THEY SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THE BEACHES AS SHARK TRAFFIC IS INCREASING EVEN THOUGH WE REPORTED JUST THE OTHER DAY THAT SHARK ATTACKS AND SHARK BITES ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

BUT, YOU KNOW — >> NOT THERE >> AS LONG AS THEY DON'T ATTACK >> IT DIDN'T ATTACK IT WAS JUBST MINDING ITS BUSINESS LET'S CHECK BACK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB JANESSA >> DEFINITELY, BE AWARE

I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO GET TO THE BEACHES BUT WE ARE ALSO WATCHING THE SAHARAN DUST IT'S ALSO GOING TO IMPACT FLORIDA SO IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE BEACH, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MASK HANDY BECAUSE THE AIR-QUALITY CONCERNS ARE REALLY GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR THE DEEP >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARATHON HAS BEEN SCRAPPED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CANCELLED AFTER ORGANIZERS DECIDED THE RISKS WERE JUST TOO HIGH EACH YEAR, IT ATTRACT MORE THAN 50,000 RUNNERS AND NEARLY A MILLION FANS WHO LINE UP ALONG THE COURSE THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY >> ONE DAY AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR THE 2020 SEASON NEXT MONTH, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LISTED SAFETY PROTOCOLS PLAYERS WILL UNDERGO COVID-19 TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY IN THE SEASON THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-INJURED LIST AND CAN'T RETURN TO THE FIELD UNTIL THEY TEST NEGATIVE, TWICE, CON CONSECUTIVELY >> I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING TO ENFORCE NO SPITTING IN BASEBALL

>> YOU KNOW WHAT SOMETHING ELSE TO WATCH ALONG WITH THE GAME AFTER ALL THIS TIME >> GOOD POINT GOING TO BE INTERESTING, TOO BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM VISITED THE OXFORD-BASED SCIENTISTS WHO ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP A VACCINE FOR COVID-19 THE VACCINE ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IS IN ITS HUMAN TRIALS, AND SHOWING SOME SIGNS — ENCOURAGING SIGNS OVER A HUNDRED VACCINES ARE BEING DEVELOPED AND TESTED AROUND THE WORLD TO STOP THE COVID PANDEMIC >> THE NBA AND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SAID THEY WILL TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC RACISM AND PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE ADDING THAT DEALING WITH RACIAL MATTERS WILL BE A SHARED GOAL EARLIER THIS WEEK, NBA COMMISSIONER ADAMSILVER AND TH PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR HELD A MEETING WITH LEGAL OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS ON AN ARRAY OF TOPICS THAT INCLUDED GREATER INCLUSION OF BLACK-OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESSES IN LEAGUE MATTERS FORMING AN NBA FOUNDATION AND MORE THE SEASON IS SET TO RESTART IN FLORIDA, NEXT MONTH

>>> THE MAYOR OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI, DELIVERED AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH AS HE ANNOUNCED AN ORDER TO STOP FLYING THE STATE FLAG IN THE CITY >> I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR BEING EMOTIONAL I HAVE LIVED THROUGH SOME THINGS WITH THIS FLAG THEY TOLD DR WIKING TO WAIT TIME FOR WAITING IS OVER >> MAYOR JOHNNY McGEE SAYS THE FLAG WHICH CONTAINS THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF THE PAST HE IS ALSO ASKING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO RETIRE IT AS WELL >> A FORMER CHICAGO BEAR FOUND HIMSELF FACE TO FACE WITH ACTUAL BEARS OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE

THIS HAPPENED TO HAHA CLINTON-DIX EARLIER THIS WEEK WATCH HOW HE RUNS AWAY FROM THE GRIZZLY THE BEARS THEY GET SCARED BY HIS >>> IT'S ALMOST JULY AND THE US

JUST SHATTERED THE SINGLE-DAY TOTAL FOR MOST NEW REPORTED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, BY ALMOST 10,000 AS WEDNESDAY CLOCKED IN AT 45,557 NEW CASES >> ALSO, THE NEW WARNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS ARE THEY AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING AND SPREADING THE DISEASE? >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE THREE MEN ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF AHMAUD ARBERY NOW, OFFICIALLY INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY >> PLUS, WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO RAN TOWARD A BURNING TRUCK TO SAVE THE DRIVER, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

THE NATIONWIDE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS CASES ARE RISING IN OVER 20 STATES NEARLY 24 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER INFECTIONS SET A SINGLE-DAY NATIONAL RECORD APPROACHING 46,000, THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNS IT MAY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE DEATH TOLL CATCHES UP IN HOUSTON, THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AT HOSPITALS COULD SURPASS TOTAL OCCUPANCY BY THURSDAY CURRENTLY, 97% OF BEDS ARE OCCUPIED >> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, THEY ARE STAYING SHUT JUST A LITTLE LONGER

DISNEY LAND WAS SET TO REOPEN JULY 17th BUT NOW, THAT'S POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE UPPICK IN CASES >> THE PANDEMIC, ALSO SENT THE STOCK MARKET INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THE DOW DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ BOTH FELL MORE THAN 2%, MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11th OUR KARI SANDERS HAS MORE ON HOW THE VIRUS IS AFFECTING YOUNG AMERICANS KARI, GOOD MORNING >> FRANCES, A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSES IN FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY 5,511 AND THE FEAR IS THE NUMBER COULD GO UP EVEN GREATER TODAY OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE GROWING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG YOUNG

FROM FLORIDA >> WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION, IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN, WHERE AT LEAST 34 CASES ARE ALL LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH THIS WARNING >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INFECTED, MOST OF THEM ARE, REALLY, QUITE YOUNG

20s, EARLY 30s THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE GO OUT YOU FEEL PENT UP GO OUT TO A BAR, DON'T WEAR A MASK >> DARA SWEAT RECENTLY WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH NO MASKS AFTERWARDS, THE ENTIRE GROUP TESTED POSITIVE SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE TAKE IT SLOW DON'T BE IN SUCH A RUSH TO GO OUT TO THE BARS, SO QUICKLY THIS VIRUS IS NOT GONE

>> FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, CORONAVIRUS IS NOT DEADLY THE DANGER IS THAT THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE BUT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARSON DAVIS DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17 BUT STILL, MANY ON CLEARWATER BEACH ARE NOT CONCERNED >> JUST BE CAREFUL ABOUT IT

>> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, REALLY? >> NOT — NOT — NOT ANYMORE, I'M REALLY NOT >> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY RECOGNIZE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IS SOMEWHAT CONFUSING BECAUSE EVERY COMMUNITY HAS THEIR OWN SET OF REGULATIONS FRANCES >> KARI, THANK YOU >>> AS CORONAVIRUS COURSES ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE MR

TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN, TODAY, TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND HE IS THE FIRST WORLD LEADER TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT, TRACIE POTTS, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE TRACIE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS VIRUS

>> YEAH THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS, DESPITE THAT NEW RECORD THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT MORE THAN 45,000 CASES, NOW, AS OF OVERNIGHT, IN JUST ONE DAY THE HIGHEST SO FAR IN THE US

23 STATES ARE SEEING CASES RISING ESPECIALLY, IN THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY, IN THE WEST, WHICH ARE AREAS WHERE REOPENINGS HAPPENED EARLIER, RATHER THAN LATER NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON A VACCINE HE HAS SAID HE THINKS A VACCINE CAN BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND HE IS NOW SAYING IT LOOKS LIKE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS ON TRACK >> WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES AS FAR AS THE JOINING WITH US ON THE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS, BY THE WAY BECAUSE THERAPEUTICS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE ME A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY, THERAPEUTICALLY, MAYBE I'D LIKE THAT EVEN BETTER BUT WE'RE WORKING VERY WELL ON BOTH I THINK WE'RE COMING UP WITH SOME GREAT ANSWERS I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BIG SURPRISE, A BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE, SOONER THAN ANYBODY WOULD THINK >> NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, FACING SOME CRITICISM FOR PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING FROM 13 TESTING SITES, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THERE'S A LOT OF PUSHBACK COMING FROM HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN FACT, AN EXPLOSIVE PHONE CALL WITH REPORTERS, THAT ENDED ABRUPTLY, AFTER REPORTERS QUESTIONED THIS

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT THEY ARE PUTTING MONEY INTO TESTING CENTERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF — OR HUNDREDS OF TEST CENTERS, ELSEWHERE MANY OF THEM, IN RETAIL LOCATIONS BACK TO YOU >> VALID QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED

TRACIE, THANK YOU >> THREE WHITE MEN WHO ARE ALL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY HAVE ALL BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY TRAVIS McMICHAEL, GREG McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM RODDY BRYAN, ALL FACED ALLEGATIONS OF MALICE MURDER AND FELONY MURDER THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES THE THREE MEN OF COLLECTIVELY CAUSING THE 25-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH ON FEBRUARY 23rd 6789 LAWYERS FOR THE SUSPECT SAID WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT CRIMINAL THE CHARGES COME ONE DAY AFTER A KENTUCKY DETECTIVE WAS FIRED OVER THE KILLING OF BREONNA TAYLOR NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THREE MEN, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM BRYAN ARE FACING, EACH, NINE CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRINMENT IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES TO INDICT THE THREE MEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE FINAL MOMENTS WERE CAPTURED ON CAMERA

>> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD >> ATTORNEYS FOR ALL THREE HAVE CAUTIONED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BUT FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, IT WAS NEWS SHE HAD LONG AWAITED >> GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS HE HEARS MY CRIES AND I KNEW EVENTUALLY HE WOULD WORK IT OUT

>> ARBERY'S FEBRUARY DEATH COMPELLED GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE THIS HISTORIC STEP >> THIS IS A TDEFINING MOMENT FO GEORGIA >> PASSING A HATE CRIMES BILL AFTER YEARS OF FAILED ATTEMPTS >> I'M HAPPY BECAUSE THE BILL FINALLY PASSED BUT ALSO, SAD AT THE SAME TIME THAT AHMAUD HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE FOR THIS TYPE OF BILL TO BE PASSED >> GEORGE GEIA HAD BEEN JUST ON FOUR STATES WITHOUT A HATE CRIME LIEU LAW ON THE BOOKS

>> I THINK THIS MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CANNOT TARGET PEOPLE BASED ON RACE IF THIS LAW WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, THEN AHMAUD WOULD STILL BE HERE >> AR BERRY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR ONE OF THEM, BRETT HANKISON FIRED THIS WEEK IN A SCATHING TERMINATION LETTER, THE CHIEF WRITES YOU DISPLAYED EXTREME INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WHEN YOU WANTON LIE AND BLINDLY FIRED TEN ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT OF BREONNA TAYLOR I FIND YOUR CONDUCT A SHOCK TO THE CONSCIENCE YOUR ACTIONS HAVE BROUGHT DISCREDIT UPON YOURSELF AND THE DEPARTMENT BRETT HANKISON FIRED TEN SHOTS HOWEVER, THERE WERE OVER 32 SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOME SO, YOU KNOW, THERE — THERE'S STILL OFFICERS — OFFICERS THAT WERE PRESENT THAT ARE OUT THERE, THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED AND FIRED AS WELL

>> HANKISON'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE FIRED IN RESPONSE TO GUNFIRE DIRECTED AT THE OFFICERS ADDING, THE FACTS ARE NOT YET IN HANKISON IS APPEALING HIS TERMINATION >> AND IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING THEY LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS IN THE COURT OF LAW FRANCES >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >>> ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH AFTER WITNESSES TOLD LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN BIG CASES, INCLUDING ROGER STONE'S MEANWHILE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN SCORED A BIG LEGAL VICTORY BUT THAT CASE MIGHT NOT BE OVER, JUST YET NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS MORE >> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD SOON BE OVER BECAUSE OF AN ORDER FROM THE PANEL OF THE WASHINGTON, D

C APPEALS COURT BY A 2-1 VOTE, A RULING WRITTEN BY TRUMP APPOINTEE, THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND GUESSED BY A JUDGE, UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO TRICK THE DEFENDANT BY DROPPING CHARGES AND REFILING THEM SO THE COURT SAID JUDGE EMMET SULLIVAN MUST GRANT THE MOTION TO DISMISS THE CHARGES AGAINST FLYNN >> I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN

HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY >> FLYNN, HIMSELF, TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT, FOR OUR COUNTRY >> HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND, TWICE, PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE US

BUT LAST MONTH, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO QUESTION FLYNN, IN THE FIRST PLACE FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER IT LOOKS THAT WAY BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK

>> ALSO, HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE HANDLING OF THE PROSECUTION OF ROGER STONE, A FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE CAREER PROSECUTORS RESIGNED FROM THE CASE AFTER BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE ONE OF THOSE LAWYERS SAID A SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED ROGER STONE DIFFERENTLY, FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT ROGER STONE A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> A SPOKESMAN FOR BARR SAYS HE THOUGHT THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION WAS TOO HARSH AND NOTED THAT THE JUDGE'S SENTENCE WAS MORE IN LINE WITH HIS THINKING OF WHAT WAS APPROPRIATE >> OUR THANKS TO PETE WILLIAMS FOR THAT REPORT >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR THURSDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING, ACTUALLY, SEVERE WEATHER THREAT PICK UP ACROSS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, TO MISSISSIPPI WHERE WE HAVE CONFIRMED TORNADOS IN THAT AREA THIS WHOLE SYSTEM IS ON THE MOVE IT'S HEADED TOWARD CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS SO GOING TO BE A PRETTY SOGGY DAY IN THAT AREA ALSO, WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER PICKING UP FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS FOR THAT SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO HOUSTON, TODAY IT'S GOING TO BE A SOGGY ONE

ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN 85 DEGREES AND THAT REALLY IMPACTS THE DEEP SOUTH AS WELL NORTHERN PLAINS WHERE STORMS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON, INTO YOUR MID-EVENING STILL WATCHING THESE STORMS BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA THANK YOU DRAMATIC VIDEO HERE OF A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY RESCUING A MAN FROM A FIERY CRASH, JUST MOMENTS BEFORE IT BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES >> CAN YOU GET OUT COME ON! COME ON! >> THE OFFICER HELPED THE DRIVER REMOVE HIS SEATBELT, AND PULLED HI THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS LAUNCHED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THERE IN HOPES OF KEEPING ITS DOORS OPEN THE STONEWALL INN, SAY IT'S ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GO FUND ME PAGE IS NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS TO KEEP THE HISTORIC LANDMARK OPEN SO FAR, IT HAS RAISED OVER $81,000

ON FRIDAY, A STAR-STUDDED EVENT FEATURING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, DEMI LOVATO AND MORE WILL BE HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS >> THIS COMES AFTER 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION, URGING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McLANE IN AUGUST, McLANE WAS STOPPED BY THREE WHITE OFFICERS AS HE WALKED HOME WITH A MASK ON, AND GROCERIES IN HIS HANDS POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY McLANE RESISTED ARREST, AND A STRUGGLE ENSUED OFFICERS WRESTLED McLANE TO THE GROUND AND ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, AN OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD AND HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS THEY RELEASED THE HOLD AND STRUGGLED AGAIN AND HE DIED THREE DAYS LATER >> NASCAR STAR BUBBA WALLACE SPOKE OUT WEDNESDAY AFTER THE FBI CONCLUDED NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED WHEN A NOOSE WAS FOUND AT HIS GARAGE STALL

NBC'S SAM BROCK REPORTS THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS >> Reporter: THE SPECIAL AGENTS COMBING THE GARAGE STALLS OF TALLADEGA ARE GONE BUT FOR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE >> I WAS RELIEVED, JUST LIKE MANY OTHERS, TO KNOW THAT IT WASN'T TARGETED TOWARDS ME >> THE RELIEF OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE CRIME, STILL COMES WITH CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE WALLACE SPOKE WITH TODAY'S CRAIG MELVIN >> THE PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT I'VE SEEN AND THAT I HAVE, IN MY POSSESSION, OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A GARAGE IT IS THAT IS A NOOSE

>> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTO SHARED WITH WALLACE, BUT IT'S CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION >> THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD, IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO — INTO THIS >> FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE, AT LEAST AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2019 WELL BEFORE WALLACE'S TEAM ARRIVED, AND MONTHS BEFORE HIS CALL FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO POSTED IN DECEMBER, APPEARS TO SHOW THAT SAME GARAGE STALL, WITH A PULL ROPE HANGING FROM IT IN THE SHAPE OF A NOOSE IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THIS IS THE SAME VIDEO SEEN BY THE FBI BUT NASCAR CONFIRMS IT CHECKED ALL THE STALLS AT TALLADEGA AND ONE, BUBBA WALLACE'S, HAD A PULL ROPE CONFIGURED INTO A NOOSE >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE

>> AS SOME KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED, ONE CONCLUSION IS IRONCLAD >> THAT WAS A SIGN OF WHAT NASCAR IS IT'S FAMILY, UNITY, SOLIDARITY >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONE >>> I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT IT'S BEEN SO HELPFUL AND SO SHOCKING TO SEE SOMETHING GET SO BIG, THAT ONLY HAPPENED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES >> SO THAT'S LEMON GUTIERREZ, A STARBUCKS BARISTA WHO RECEIVED AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AFTER A CUSTOMER REPORTED ON FACEBOOK THAT HE REFUSED TO SERVE HER BECAUSE SHE WASN'T WEARING A MASK A GO FUND ME PAGE WAS SET UP FOR HIM, WHOSE DREAM IS TO BECOME A DANCER SO FAR, IT'S RAISED OVER $18,000

AND THAT WOMAN BETTER FEEL PRETTY BAD RIGHT NOW WITH EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW >> HEY, IF IT WEREN'T FOR HER, HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THAT CASH HEADED HIS WAY A TODDLER IN THE BRONX WAS SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER FIREWORKS SHOT THROUGH HIS HOME'S WINDOW OVERNIGHT NONSTOP FIREWORKS FWERE FLYING TOWARD THE APARTMENT, WHEN ONE CRASHED THROUGH THE FIFTH-FLOOR WINDOW, LE >>> LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE THAT IS A MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK SNEAKING UP BENEATH SURFERS IN CAPETOWN INCREDIBLE DRONE VIDEO HERE YOU CAN SEE BARELY NOTICING UNTIL THE SHARK SWAM UP TO THEM

A WARNING TO SOUTH COAST RESIDENTS THEY SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THE BEACHES AS SHARK TRAFFIC IS INCREASING EVEN THOUGH WE REPORTED JUST THE OTHER DAY THAT SHARK ATTACKS AND SHARK BITES ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS BUT, YOU KNOW — >> NOT THERE >> AS LONG AS THEY DON'T ATTACK >> IT DIDN'T ATTACK IT WAS JUBST MINDING ITS BUSINESS LET'S CHECK BACK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB JANESSA

>> DEFINITELY, BE AWARE I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO GET TO THE BEACHES BUT WE ARE ALSO WATCHING THE SAHARAN DUST IT'S ALSO GOING TO IMPACT FLORIDA SO IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE BEACH, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MASK HANDY BECAUSE THE AIR-QUALITY CONCERNS ARE REALLY GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR THE DEEP >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARATHON HAS BEEN SCRAPPED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CANCELLED AFTER ORGANIZERS DECIDED THE RISKS WERE JUST TOO HIGH EACH YEAR, IT ATTRACT MORE THAN 50,000 RUNNERS AND NEARLY A MILLION FANS WHO LINE UP ALONG THE COURSE THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY >> ONE DAY AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR THE 2020 SEASON NEXT MONTH, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LISTED SAFETY PROTOCOLS PLAYERS WILL UNDERGO COVID-19 TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY IN THE SEASON THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-INJURED LIST AND CAN'T RETURN TO THE FIELD UNTIL THEY TEST NEGATIVE, TWICE, CON CONSECUTIVELY

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING TO ENFORCE NO SPITTING IN BASEBALL >> YOU KNOW WHAT SOMETHING ELSE TO WATCH ALONG WITH THE GAME AFTER ALL THIS TIME >> GOOD POINT GOING TO BE INTERESTING, TOO BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM VISITED THE OXFORD-BASED SCIENTISTS WHO ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP A VACCINE FOR COVID-19 THE VACCINE ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IS IN ITS HUMAN TRIALS, AND SHOWING SOME SIGNS — ENCOURAGING SIGNS OVER A HUNDRED VACCINES ARE BEING DEVELOPED AND TESTED AROUND THE WORLD TO STOP THE COVID PANDEMIC >> THE NBA AND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SAID THEY WILL TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC RACISM AND PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE ADDING THAT DEALING WITH RACIAL MATTERS WILL BE A SHARED GOAL

EARLIER THIS WEEK, NBA COMMISSIONER ADAMSILVER AND TH PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR HELD A MEETING WITH LEGAL OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS ON AN ARRAY OF TOPICS THAT INCLUDED GREATER INCLUSION OF BLACK-OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESSES IN LEAGUE MATTERS FORMING AN NBA FOUNDATION AND MORE THE SEASON IS SET TO RESTART IN FLORIDA, NEXT MONTH >>> THE MAYOR OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI, DELIVERED AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH AS HE ANNOUNCED AN ORDER TO STOP FLYING THE STATE FLAG IN THE CITY >> I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR BEING EMOTIONAL I HAVE LIVED THROUGH SOME THINGS WITH THIS FLAG THEY TOLD DR WIKING TO WAIT TIME FOR WAITING IS OVER >> MAYOR JOHNNY McGEE SAYS THE FLAG WHICH CONTAINS THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF THE PAST HE IS ALSO ASKING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO RETIRE IT AS WELL

>> A FORMER CHICAGO BEAR FOUND HIMSELF FACE TO FACE WITH ACTUAL BEARS OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE THIS HAPPENED TO HAHA CLINTON-DIX EARLIER THIS WEEK WATCH HOW HE RUNS AWAY FROM THE GRIZZLY THE BEAR >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT SHOCKING STATISTICS SHOW THE US

REACHED ITS HIGHEST NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ON WEDNESDAY ALMOST 46,000 NEW CASES REPORTED >> THE THREE SUSPECTS IN THE AHMAUD ARBERY SHOOTING HAVE BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY THIS MORNING >> HITS A DEAD END IN THE SENATE >> SO THE MYSTERY FACING MANY COVID-19 PATIENTS

WHY DO SOME STILL EXPERIENCE SYMPTOMS FOR MONTHS AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED? >> AND THEN, ONE FAMILY'S MIRACLE FLIGHT IS THE STORY THAT MIGHT LEAVE YOU WITH A TEAR IN YOUR EYE AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA A SURGE OF INFECTIONS IS BLANKETING THE COUNTRY, REACHING A RECORD SINGLE-DAY HIGH OF MORE THAN 45,000 NEW CASES THOSE CASES ARE RISING IN MORE THAN 20 STATES NEARLY 24 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED

>> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH IS STAYING SHUT FOR A LITTLE LONGER DISNEY LAND WAS SET TO OPEN JULY 17th BUT NOW, POSTPONED THAT BECAUSE OF AN UPTICK IN CASES >> THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARATHON HAS BEEN SCRAPPED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CANCELLED AFTER ORGANIZERS DECIDED THE RISKS WERE TOO HIGH THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY

>> MEANWHILE, IN THE BIG EASY, THE MAYOR CRACKS DOWN ON FACE MASKS FROM JACKSON SQUARE TO THE SUPERDOME, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED >> THE DOW DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ BOTH FALLING MORE THAN 2%, MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11th OUR JOE FRYER HAS MORE ON THE OUTBREAKS ACROSS THE SOUTH JOE, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST, SEVERAL STATES ARE NOW REPORTING NEW HIGH NUMBERS FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS AND EXPERTS FEAR IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES ARE SHATTERING CORONAVIRUS RECORDS IN FLORIDA, A RECORD 5,500 NEW CASES WHILE, CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN A 29% JUMP IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, IN JUST TWO WEEKS AND, IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SOUNDING THE ALARM SPEAKING WITH CBS AFFILIATE KBTX >> BECAUSE THIS IS SO RAMPANT RIGHT NOW, THERE'S NEVER A REASON FOR YOU TO HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME, UNLESS YOU DO NEED TO GO OUT >> IN HARD-HIT HOUSTON HOSPITAL WORKERS, ARE FRONT LINE WITNESSES TO THE VIRUS'S DEADLY REACH >> WE LEARNED THAT ONE OF OUR PATIENTS WHO HAD BEEN HERE WITH US FOR A WHILE PASSED LAST NIGHT

THAT'S REALLY SAD >> THE SPIKES ARE SO ALARMING, STATES HIT HARD, EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CONNECTICUT ANNOUNCED THEY'LL REQUIRE OUT-OF-STATE VISITORS TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS IF THEY TRAVEL FROM A HOTSPOT A LIST THAT, FOR NOW, INCLUDES NINE STATES >> WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THE INFECTION RATE INCREASE, HERE, AFTER WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH

>> ARIZONA IS ON THAT LIST A STATE WHERE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE CLIMBING ICU BEDS, HERE, ARE NOW 88% FULL >> THAT'S MY BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW IS THAT, WITH THE TRENDLINE THAT WE SEE, WE'RE GOING TO BE AT — WE'RE GOING TO BE REALLY GOING OVER OUR HOSPITAL CAPACITY >> WILL HUMBOLDT SAID THE STATE SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AS BUSINESSES REOPENED >> UNFORTUNATELY, IT HAS NORMALIZED PRE-PANDEMIC BEHAVIOR >> LAST WEEK, THE GOVERNOR ALLOWED CITIES AND COUNTIES TO MANDATE MASKS HOPING TO SLOW THE SPREAD BUT FRONTLINE WORKERS ARE WORRIED THE WORST IS AHEAD

>> WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH NURSES FOR THESE PATIENTS >> AS A VIRUS HOTSPOT SURGES IN THE SUNBELT >> AND MANY STATES, INCLUDING HERE IN ARIZONA, IT'S AN INCREASING NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE TESTING POSITIVE BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE OUT AND ABOUT AS BARS AND RESTAURANTS REOPEN PHILLIP >> THANK YOU

>> GEORGIA HAS TAKEN ANOTHER STEP IN FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD ARBERY A GRAND JURY'S INDICTED THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES IN ARBERY'S DEATH TRAVIS McMICHAEL, GREG McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM RODDY BRIAN THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES THE THREE OF COLLECTIVELY CAUSING THE 25-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH LAWYER SAYS WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT CRIMINAL HERE'S NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER >> WELL, FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THREE MEN, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM BRYAN, ARE FACING EACH NINE CHARGES, INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT

>> IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES FOR A GEORGIA GRAND JURY TO INDICT THE THREE MEN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE FINAL MOMENTS WERE CAPTURED ON CAMERA >> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP, FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD >> ATTORNEYS FOR ALL THREE HAVE CAUTIONED AGAINST THE RUSH TO JUDGMENT BUT, FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, IT WAS NEWS SHE HAD LONG AWAITED >> GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS HE HEARD MY CRIES AND I KNEW EVENTUALLY HE WOULD WORK IT OUT

>> ARBERY'S DEATH COMPELLED GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE THIS HISTORIC STEP PASSING A HATE CRIMES BILL, AFTER YEARS OF FAILED ATTEMPTS >> HAPPY BECAUSE THE BILL FINALLY PASSED BUT, ALSO, SAD AT THE SAME TIME THAT AHMAUD HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE FOR THIS TYPE OF BILL TO BE PASSED >> GEORGIA HAD BEEN JUST ONE OF FOUR STATES WITHOUT A HATE-CRIME LAW ON THE BOOKS >> DO YOU BELIEVE THIS WOULD HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN WHAT HAPPENED TO AHMAUD >> I THINK THIS MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CANNOT TARGET PEOPLE, BASED ON RACE

THIS LAW WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, THEN AHMAUD WOULD STILL BE HERE >> ARBERY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR, JOINING THE PUSH FOR CHA CHARGES THE CHIEF WRITES YOU DISPLAYED AN EXTREME INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE, WHEN YOU WANTONLY AND BLINDLY FIRED TEN ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT OF BREONNA TAYLOR I FIND YOUR CONDUCT A SHOCK TO THE CONSCIENCE YOUR ACTIONS HAVE BROUGHT DISCREDIT UPON YOURSELF AND THE DEPARTMENT >> BRETT HANKISON FIRED, HOWEVER, THERE WERE OVER 32 SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOME SO, YOU KNOW, THERE'S STILL OFFICERS — OFFICERS THAT WERE PRESENT, THAT ARE OUT THERE

THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED AND FIRED AS WELL >> HANKISON'S ATTORNEY SAID HE FIRED IN RESPONSE TO GUNFIRE DIRECTED AT THE OFFICERS ADDING THE FACTS ARE NOT YET — IS APPEALING HIS TERMINATION >> AND IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS THAT HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING THAT THEY LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS IN THE COURT LAW FRANCES >> OKAY

BLAYNE ALEXANDER FOR US THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN TODAY TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING A WORLD LEADER TO THE WHITE HOUSE, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS MR TRUMP MET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND

BUT, INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, HE PIVOTED TO THE NEW TWIST IN THE RUSSIA PROBE NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS MORE >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING WITH A WORLD LEADER SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS BUT THE FOCUS, QUICKLY, TURNED FROM THE FUTURE WITH POLAND'S PRESIDENT, TO THE PAST WITH THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION >> VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP PRAISING A DC APPEALS COURT DECISION, ORDERING A JUDGE TO DROP CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN, WHO HAD ADMITTED TO LYING TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ABOUT HIS CONTACTS WITH RUSSIA >> WHAT HAPPENED TO GENERAL FLYNN SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN IN OUR COUNTRY >> BUT THIS MAY NOT BE THE END THE JUDGE COULD ASK FOR A NEW HEARING

ALSO, A HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARD FROM A PROSECUTOR, WHO CLAIMS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION INTERFERED IN THE CASE INVOLVING ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S LONGTIME CONFIDANTES, ALSO ACCUSED OF LYING IN THE RUSSIA PROBE >> ROGER STONE WAS TREATED DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF POLITICS >> IT KMZ AS THE EUROPEAN UNION IS CONSIDERING BLOCKING TRAVELERS COMING IN FROM THE US BECAUSE VIRUS NUMBERS ARE STILL TOO HIGH HERE

WITH CASES SURGING ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA, ALL SEEING RECORD NUMBERS >> THE MOTION IS NOT AGREED TO >> MEANWHILE, THE REPUBLICAN BILL ON POLICE REFORM THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTS HIT A DEAD END IN THE SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCKED IT, SAYING IT DOESN'T GO NEARLY FAR ENOUGH IN CREATING THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY THAT PROTESTORS ARE DEMANDING REPUBLICANS RIPPING DEMOCRATS FOR NOT ALLOWING DEBATE IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS

>> 400 MEMBERS OF THE DC NATIONAL GUARD ARE ON STANDBY IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL TO PREVENT ANY DEFACING OR DESTRUCTION OF MONUMENTS IF DEMONSTRATORS TARGET THEM AGAIN A DC

GUARD SPOKESMAN SAYS THE GROUPS ARE CARRYING FACE SHIELDS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TEAR GAS OR PEPPER SPRAY PROTESTORS HAVE DEMANDED REMOVAL OF TWO STATUES IN WASHINGTON ONE OF ANDREW JACKSON NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE EMANCIPATION STATUE ON CAPITOL HILL >> THE NBA SAYS IT WILL FOCUS ON SPARKING SOCIAL CHANGE WHEN THE SEASON RESTARTS IN FLORIDA NEXT MONTH THE NBA AND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SAYS IT WILL TAKE ACTION TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC RACISM AND PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE ADDING THAT DEALING WITH RACIAL MATTERS WILL BE A SHARED GOAL EARLIER THIS WEEK, NBA COMMISSIONER AND THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR HELD A MEETING WITH LEAGUE OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS ON AN ARRAY OF TOPICS, INCLUDING GREATER INCLUSION

>> A MASSIVE DUST CLOUD THAT DRIFTED FROM AFRICA AS IT MAKES ITS WAY TO THE UNITED STATES THE DUST SKIES TURNED A HAZE OVER HAVANA'S STRIP SPARKING SOME HEALTH WARNINGS A TOP CUBAN HEALTH OFFICIAL SAID THE DUST WOULD AFFECT PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE ELDERLY OR YOUNG CHILDREN SAY THE DUST THIS YEAR IS THE MOST DENSE IN HALF A CENTURY >> SURREAL, RIGHT? LET'S CHECK IN WITH OUR METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB HI, JANESSA GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS FRANCES SAID, THAT DUST IS COMING IN VERY QUICKLY BUT ON TOP OF THAT, WE DO HAVE A SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THAT IS REALLY ENHANCED ACROSS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA MAKING ITS WAY INTO MISSISSIPPI THIS MORNING AND WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN ABOUT FOUR TORNADOS TOUCH DOWN IN THAT AREA IT'S HEADED TO THE CAROLINAS, AND PORTIONS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA AS WELL THE NORTHERN PLAINS IT IS A SMALL SECTION FOR THIS AREA BUT IT WILL SWIFTLY MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE MIDWEST CHICAGO, REALLY, GOING TO BE SEEING THAT WEATHER MAKING ITS WAY IN BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON SO, FOR TODAY, IT'S A SERIES OF FRONTS THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE WATCHING POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING ACROSS LOUISIANA, INTO PARTS OF THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO SAN ANTONIO, TODAY, 93 DEGREES

SLIGHTLY COOLER DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER THAT COLD FRONT IS GOING TO COOL YOU OFF, JUST A LITTLE BIT CHEYENNE, PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BE IN THE MID-80s SO, I WANT TO TIME WHEN THAT DUST WILL BE IMPACTING THE SOUTH, COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT WANT TO HEAR A OBJECT THAT JANESSA, THANK YOU >> NASA HAS NAMED THE ASTEROID THEY PLAN TO USE FOR TARGET PRACTICE IN A MISSION TO SAVE THE EARTH FROM ASTRONOMICAL IMPACT, THE AGENCY WILL CRASH A SPACECRAFT INTO AN ASTEROID TO CHANGE ITS MOTION IN SPACE NAMED THE CELESTIAL BODY NASA'S WASHINGTON, DC

HEADQUARTERS IS GETTING A NEW NAME THE BUILDING WILL BE NAMED AFTER MARY W JACKSON NASA'S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN, FEMALE ENGINEER JACKSON STARTED WITH NASA IN 1958 AND WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL LAST YEAR IN A TWEET, NASA ADMINISTRATOR JIM BRIGHTENSTEIN SAID THAT JACKSON ELEVATED THE SPACE PROGRAM AND ELEVATED TOWARD INCLUSION

>> CLAIMING ROUNDUP WEED KILLER CAUSES CANCER COMES AFTER YEARS OF LITIGATION FROM CANCER PATIENTS THEY ALLEGE THE WEED KILLER CAUSED NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA AND THAT MONSANTO FAILED TO WARN THEM THE COMPANY IS ALSO PAYING AN ADDITIONAL 12 BILLION TO SETTLE TWO OTHER CASES INVOLVING PCB AND WATER >> THE MAYOR OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI, DELIVERED AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH AS HE ANNOUNCED AN ORDER TO STOP FLYING THE STATE FLAG IN HIS CITY >> I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR BEING EMOTIONAL I HAVE LIVED THROUGH SOME THINGS WITH THIS FLAG AND AS THEY TOLD DR

KING TO WAIT, TIME FOR WAITING IS OVER >> MAYOR JOHNNY McGEE SAYS THE FLAG WHICH CONTAINS THE BATTLE FLAG IS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF THE PAST AND ASKING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO RETIRE IT AS WELL >> LOOK AT THESE SURFERS HERE WHAT DO YOU THINK? THEY LOOK LIKE ANTS COMPARED TO THE GREAT WHITE SHARK THAT SNUCK UP BENEATH THEM LOOK AT THAT THAT MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK IN CAPETOWN SWIMMING RIGHT BENEATH THE SURFERS, WHICH THEY BALY NOTICED UNTIL IT GOT REALLY CLOSE SENT OUT A WARNING TO SOUTH COAST RESIDENTS THAT THEY SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THE BEACHES AS SHARK TRAFFIC IS INCREASING

REMEMBER, A COUPLE DAYS AGO WE JUST DID A STORY ON SHARK ATTACKS BEING DOWN BECAUSE OF DICKS PLAYED FOR THE BEARS HE RAN INTO A COUPLE REAL BEARS JUST LIKE ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD, HA HA PLAYED DEFENSE SCARING THOSE BEARS AWAY WITH A SCOOTER AS HE RAN VERY QUICKLY AWAY IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION >> WE ALL KNOW COVID-19 CAN BE A LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS OR A MILD CASE, WITHOUT ANY SYMPTOMS BUT THERE ARE ALSO PATIENTS CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, WITH MYSTERIOUS SYMPTOMS FOR WEEKS ON END HERE IS NBC'S KATE SNOW ON HOW THEY ARE HELPING EACH OTHER

>> IT'S BEEN KIND OF THIS NE NEVER-ENDING BATTLE >> FOR KATE PORTER, MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY WERE A CORONAVIRUS BLUR IN THE BEGINNING, SHE HAD CHILLS, STOMACH ISSUES, SOARE THROAT IT'S BEEN 100 DAYS >> IT KIND OF PLAYS MIND GAMES WITH YOU >> WERE YOU ALMOST FEELING LIKE I'M ALL ALONE, AND I MUST BE THE ONLY ONE HAVING THESE SYMPTOMS >> YEAH I DEFINITELY FELT ALONE

I WONDERED IF I WAS ONLY PERSON GOING THROUGH IT FOR THAT LONG >> UNTIL SHE WENT ONLINE TO CROWD SOURCE WHAT SHE WAS FEELING, AND FOUND DOZENS OF STRANGERS WITH THE SAME SYMPTOMS LINGERING FOR MONTHS >> SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED THAT VALIDATION, EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS >> DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSIONAL NORTH OF BOSTON, KATE HELPED BUILD A WEBSITE FOR LONG-HAUL PATIENTS, LIKE HERSELF >> I WAS KIND OF LOOKING FOR MY SYMPTOM SOULMATE WHEN I WENT ON

>> IN NEW YORK, BRANDON'S SYMPTOMS WERE FLU-LIKE FOR ABOUT A MONTH BUT THEN, HE SUDDENLY GOT A REALLY SORE THROAT, FOLLOWED BY CHEST PAIN SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES AWAY IN KENTUCKY, HANNA LOCHMAN POSTED HER SYMPTOMS PROGRESSED THE SAME WAY, TEN DAYS AHEAD OF HIM POSTED FROM THE ER, I HAVE A BLOOD CLOT IN MY LUNGS >> IT WAS VERY TERRIFYING >> THAT'S WHEN BRANDON INSISTED HE BE CHECKED WITH A CT SCAN >> I JUST KNEW THAT WAS IT, AND SURE ENOUGH, THAT'S WHAT IT WAS

>> THAT'S WHAT IT WAS? >> IT WAS A BLOOD CLOT IN MY LUNGS >> DO YOU THINK IT COULD HAVE SAVED YOUR LIFE? >> IF I HAD GONE A COUPLE WEEKS WITHOUT GETTING THE RIGHT TREATMENT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED AND I DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT >> IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING TO KNOW THAT I CHANGED SOMEBODY'S LIFE >> MISINFORMATION IS ALWAYS A RISK BUT SOME DOCTORS SEE THE VALUE IN PATIENT-TO-PATIENT COMMUNITIES >> HOW MUCH ARE YOU, AS A DOCTOR, LEARNING FROM THESE GROUPS >> I FEEL A LITTLE BIT MORE EDUCATED IN WHAT PATIENTS ARE DOING

WHAT'S WORKING, WHAT'S NOT WORKING, AND WHAT SYMPTOMS THEY'RE HAVING >> FOR KATE PORTER, THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HAS MEANT EVERYTHING >> WE DEVELOPED THESE CONNECTIONS THAT, WEIRDLY ENOUGH, I THIN THAT SAHARAN DUST CLOUD IS ON THE MOVE AND TODAY YOU ARE REALLY GOING TO NOTICE THE IMPACTS ACROSS THE SOUTH, INTO FRIDAY THE GREAT NEWS ABOUT THIS IT WILL START TO LIFT TO THE NORTH BUT THIS IS GOING TO REALL ♪ >>> OH, WE ALL COULD SING THE REST OF THAT LINE ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY IN 1984, PRINCE RELEASED HIS ICONIC HIT "PURPLE RAIN

" AND THE ALBUM SPENT 24 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS ATOP THE BILLBOARD 20 THIS IS THE DAY TO DO THAT >> STILL JAMMING OUT TO IT, ALL THESE YEARS LATER THIS IS A FLIGHT WE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT ONE FAMILY WILL NEVER FORGET AND NEITHER WILL THE FELLOW PASSENGERS OUR KRISTEN DAHLGREN INTRODUCES US TO AN INSPIRING, YOUNG BOY >> LAST WINTER, BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, PILOT RYAN MOORE HAD A VERY SPECIAL PREFLIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT INTRODUCING PASSENGERS TO A LITTLE BOY NAMED HAWK >> AND A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO, HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TUMOR CANCER AND HE FOUGHT IT

>> MAKE A WISH AND ALASKA AIRLINES WERE FLYING HIS FAMILY TO HAWAII GIVING THEM THE VIP TREATMENT BUT THERE WAS MORE >> WE ALSO FLEW DOWN CAPTAIN DAN FROM ANCHORAGE, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE HAWK'S UNCLE AND A PILOT'S CAREER, THERE'S VERY FEW TIMES YOU CAN FLY WITH A FAMILY MEMBER >> BECAUSE HE WAS, ALSO, FLYING FAMILY >> THIS IS A BIG HONOR FOR ME, TODAY, AS YOUR FIRST OFFICER NOT ONLY DO I GET TO FLY WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, DAN, FOR THE FIRST TIME I ALSO GET TO FLY MY SOFAMILY O MY SON'S MAKE A WISH TRIP TO HAWAII

>> HAUK IS HIS SON >> THIS GUY'S PRETTY TOUGH >> A WISH COME TRUE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY >> THANK YOU ENJOY THE FLIGHT KRISTEN DAHLGREN NBC NEWS >> IT'S A BEAUTIFUL STORY THERE >> IT IS A LOT OF TENSION IN THE SKIES, ESPECIALLY DURING THESE DAYS BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, A STORY I'M SURE MADE EVERYBODY'S FLIGHT BETTER >>> SPIKE LEE'S CLASSIC FILM "DO THE RIGHT THING" WILL STREAM ONLINE FREE OF CHARGE UNTIL JUNE 29th IT IS PART OF THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE'S MOVIE SELECTION OF THE WEEK INCLUDING APPLE TV, VOODOO AND GOOGLE PLAY IT WILL ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A LIVE CONVERSATION WITH SPIKE LE >>> IT'S ALMOST JULY AND THE U

S JUST SHATTERED THE SINGLE-DAY TOTAL FOR MOST NEW REPORTED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, BY ALMOST 10,000 AS WEDNESDAY CLOCKED IN AT 45,557 NEW CASES >> ALSO, THE NEW WARNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS ARE THEY AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING AND SPREADING THE DISEASE? >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE THREE MEN ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF AHMAUD ARBERY NOW, OFFICIALLY INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY >> PLUS, WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO RAN TOWARD A BURNING TRUCK TO SAVE THE DRIVER, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE NATIONWIDE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS CASES ARE RISING IN OVER 20 STATES NEARLY 24 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER INFECTIONS SET A SINGLE-DAY NATIONAL RECORD APPROACHING 46,000, THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNS IT MAY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE DEATH TOLL CATCHES UP IN HOUSTON, THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AT HOSPITALS COULD SURPASS TOTAL OCCUPANCY BY THURSDAY CURRENTLY, 97% OF BEDS ARE OCCUPIED

>> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, THEY ARE STAYING SHUT JUST A LITTLE LONGER DISNEY LAND WAS SET TO REOPEN JULY 17th BUT NOW, THAT'S POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE UPPICK IN CASES >> THE PANDEMIC, ALSO SENT THE STOCK MARKET INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THE DOW DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ BOTH FELL MORE THAN 2%, MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11th OUR KARI SANDERS HAS MORE ON HOW THE VIRUS IS AFFECTING YOUNG AMERICANS KARI, GOOD MORNING >> FRANCES, A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSES IN FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY 5,511

AND THE FEAR IS THE NUMBER COULD GO UP EVEN GREATER TODAY OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE GROWING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG YOUNG FROM FLORIDA >> WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION, IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN, WHERE AT LEAST 34 CASES ARE ALL LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH THIS WARNING

>> IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INFECTED, MOST OF THEM ARE, REALLY, QUITE YOUNG 20s, EARLY 30s THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE GO OUT YOU FEEL PENT UP GO OUT TO A BAR, DON'T WEAR A MASK >> DARA SWEAT RECENTLY WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH NO MASKS AFTERWARDS, THE ENTIRE GROUP TESTED POSITIVE SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE TAKE IT SLOW DON'T BE IN SUCH A RUSH TO GO OUT TO THE BARS, SO QUICKLY

THIS VIRUS IS NOT GONE >> FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, CORONAVIRUS IS NOT DEADLY THE DANGER IS THAT THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE BUT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARSON DAVIS DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17 BUT STILL, MANY ON CLEARWATER BEACH ARE NOT CONCERNED

>> JUST BE CAREFUL ABOUT IT >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, REALLY? >> NOT — NOT — NOT ANYMORE, I'M REALLY NOT >> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY RECOGNIZE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IS SOMEWHAT CONFUSING BECAUSE EVERY COMMUNITY HAS THEIR OWN SET OF REGULATIONS FRANCES >> KARI, THANK YOU >>> AS CORONAVIRUS COURSES ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE

MR TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN, TODAY, TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND HE IS THE FIRST WORLD LEADER TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT, TRACIE POTTS, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE

TRACIE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS VIRUS >> YEAH THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS, DESPITE THAT NEW RECORD THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT MORE THAN 45,000 CASES, NOW, AS OF OVERNIGHT, IN JUST ONE DAY THE HIGHEST SO FAR IN THE U

S 23 STATES ARE SEEING CASES RISING ESPECIALLY, IN THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY, IN THE WEST, WHICH ARE AREAS WHERE REOPENINGS HAPPENED EARLIER, RATHER THAN LATER NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON A VACCINE HE HAS SAID HE THINKS A VACCINE CAN BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND HE IS NOW SAYING IT LOOKS LIKE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS ON TRACK >> WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES AS FAR AS THE JOINING WITH US ON THE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS, BY THE WAY BECAUSE THERAPEUTICS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE MCS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE ME A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBE A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY, THERAPEUTICALLY, MAYBE I'D LIKE THATIFUL SURPRISE, SOONER THAN ANYBODY WOULD THINK >> NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, FACING SOME CRITICISM FOR PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING FROM 13 TESTING SITES, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THERE'S A LOT OF PUSHBACK COMING FROM HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN FACT, AN EXPLOSIVE PHONE CALL WITH REPORTERS, THAT ENDED ABRUPTLY, AFTER REPORTERS QUESTIONED THIS

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT THEY ARE PUTTING MONEY INTO TESTING CENTERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF — OR HUNDREDS OF TEST CENTERS, ELSEWHERE MANY OF THEM, IN RETAIL LOCATIONS BACK TO YOU >> VALID QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED

TRACIE, THANK YOU >> THREE WHITE MEN WHO ARE ALL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY HAVE ALL BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY TRAVIS McMICHAEL, GREG McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM RODDY BRYAN, ALL FACED ALLEGATIONS OF MALICE MURDER AND FELONY MURDER THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES THE THREE MEN OF COLLECTIVELY CAUSING THE 25-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH ON FEBRUARY 23rd 6789 LAWYERS FOR THE SUSPECT SAID WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT CRIMINAL THE CHARGES COME ONE DAY AFTER A KENTUCKY DETECTIVE WAS FIRED OVER THE KILLING OF BREONNA TAYLOR NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THREE MEN, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM BRYAN ARE FACING, EACH, NINE CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRINMENT IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES TO INDICT THE THREE MEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE FINAL MOMENTS WERE CAPTURED ON CAMERA

>> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD >> ATTORNEYS FOR ALL THREE HAVE CAUTIONED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BUT FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, IT WAS NEWS SHE HAD LONG AWAITED >> GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS HE HEARS MY CRIES AND I KNEW EVENTUALLY HE WOULD WORK IT OUT

>> ARBERY'S FEBRUARY DEATH COMPELLED GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE THIS HISTORIC STEP >> THIS IS A TDEFINING MOMENT FO GEORGIA >> PASSING A HATE CRIMES BILL AFTER YEARS OF FAILED ATTEMPTS >> I'M HAPPY BECAUSE THE BILL FINALLY PASSED BUT ALSO, SAD AT THE SAME TIME THAT AHMAUD HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE FOR THIS TYPE OF BILL TO BE PASSED >> GEORGE GEIA HAD BEEN JUST ON FOUR STATES WITHOUT A HATE CRIME LIEU LAW ON THE BOOKS

>> I THINK THIS MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CANNOT TARGET PEOPLE BASED ON RACE IF THIS LAW WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, THEN AHMAUD WOULD STILL BE HERE >> AR BERRY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR ONE OF THEM, BRETT HANKISON FIRED THIS WEEK IN A SCATHING TERMINATION LETTER, THE CHIEF WRITES YOU DISPLAYED EXTREME INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WHEN YOU WANTON LIE AND BLINDLY FIRED TEN ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT OF BREONNA TAYLOR I FIND YOUR CONDUCT A SHOCK TO THE CONSCIENCE YOUR ACTIONS HAVE BROUGHT DISCREDIT UPON YOURSELF AND THE DEPARTMENT BRETT HANKISON FIRED TEN SHOTS HOWEVER, THERE WERE OVER 32 SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOME SO, YOU KNOW, THERE — THERE'S STILL OFFICERS — OFFICERS THAT WERE PRESENT THAT ARE OUT THERE, THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED AND FIRED AS WELL

>> HANKISON'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE FIRED IN RESPONSE TO GUNFIRE DIRECTED AT THE OFFICERS ADDING, THE FACTS ARE NOT YET IN HANKISON IS APPEALING HIS TERMINATION >> AND IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING THEY LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS IN THE COURT OF LAW FRANCES >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >>> ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH AFTER WITNESSES TOLD LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN BIG CASES, INCLUDING ROGER STONE'S MEANWHILE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN SCORED A BIG LEGAL VICTORY BUT THAT CASE MIGHT NOT BE OVER, JUST YET NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS MORE >> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD SOON BE OVER BECAUSE OF AN ORDER FROM THE PANEL OF THE WASHINGTON, D

C APPEALS COURT BY A 2-1 VOTE, A RULING WRITTEN BY TRUMP APPOINTEE, THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND GUESSED BY A JUDGE, UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO TRICK THE DEFENDANT BY DROPPING CHARGES AND REFILING THEM SO THE COURT SAID JUDGE EMMET SULLIVAN MUST GRANT THE MOTION TO DISMISS THE CHARGES AGAINST FLYNN >> I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN

HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY >> FLYNN, HIMSELF, TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT, FOR OUR COUNTRY >> HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND, TWICE, PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE US

BUT LAST MONTH, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO QUESTION FLYNN, IN THE FIRST PLACE FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER IT LOOKS THAT WAY BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK

>> ALSO, HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE HANDLING OF THE PROSECUTION OF ROGER STONE, A FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE CAREER PROSECUTORS RESIGNED FROM THE CASE AFTER BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE ONE OF THOSE LAWYERS SAID A SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED ROGER STONE DIFFERENTLY, FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT ROGER STONE A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> A SPOKESMAN FOR BARR SAYS HE THOUGHT THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION WAS TOO HARSH AND NOTED THAT THE JUDGE'S SENTENCE WAS MORE IN LINE WITH HIS THINKING OF WHAT WAS APPROPRIATE >> OUR THANKS TO PETE WILLIAMS FOR THAT REPORT >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR THURSDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING, ACTUALLY, SEVERE WEATHER THREAT PICK UP ACROSS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, TO MISSISSIPPI WHERE WE HAVE CONFIRMED TORNADOS IN THAT AREA THIS WHOLE SYSTEM IS ON THE MOVE IT'S HEADED TOWARD CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS SO GOING TO BE A PRETTY SOGGY DAY IN THAT AREA ALSO, WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER PICKING UP FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS FOR THAT SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO HOUSTON, TODAY IT'S GOING TO BE A SOGGY ONE

ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN 85 DEGREES AND THAT REALLY IMPACTS THE DEEP SOUTH AS WELL NORTHERN PLAINS WHERE STORMS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON, INTO YOUR MID-EVENING STILL WATCHING THESE STORMS BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA THANK YOU DRAMATIC VIDEO HERE OF A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY RESCUING A MAN FROM A FIERY CRASH, JUST MOMENTS BEFORE IT BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES >> CAN YOU GET OUT COME ON! COME ON! >> THE OFFICER HELPED THE DRIVER REMOVE HIS SEATBELT, AND PULLED HIM OUT OF THE TRUCK THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS LAUNCHED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THERE IN HOPES OF KEEPING ITS DOORS OPEN THE STONEWALL INN, SAY IT'S ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GO FUND ME PAGE IS NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS TO KEEP THE HISTORIC LANDMARK OPEN SO FAR, IT HAS RAISED OVER $81,000

ON FRIDAY, A STAR-STUDDED EVENT FEATURING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, DEMI LOVATO AND MORE WILL BE HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS >> THIS COMES AFTER 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION, URGING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McLANE IN AUGUST, McLANE WAS STOPPED BY THREE WHITE OFFICERS AS HE WALKED HOME WITH A MASK ON, AND GROCERIES IN HIS HANDS POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY McLANE RESISTED ARREST, AND A STRUGGLE ENSUED OFFICERS WRESTLED McLANE TO THE GROUND AND ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, AN OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD AND HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS THEY RELEASED THE HOLD AND STRUGGLED AGAIN AND HE DIED THREE DAYS LATER >> NASCAR STAR BUBBA WALLACE SPOKE OUT WEDNESDAY AFTER THE FBI CONCLUDED NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED WHEN A NOOSE WAS FOUND AT HIS GARAGE STALL

NBC'S SAM BROCK REPORTS THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS >> Reporter: THE SPECIAL AGENTS COMBING THE GARAGE STALLS OF TALLADEGA ARE GONE BUT FOR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE >> I WAS RELIEVED, JUST LIKE MANY OTHERS, TO KNOW THAT IT WASN'T TARGETED TOWARDS ME >> THE RELIEF OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE CRIME, STILL COMES WITH CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE WALLACE SPOKE WITH TODAY'S CRAIG MELVIN >> THE PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT I'VE SEEN AND THAT I HAVE, IN MY POSSESSION, OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A GARAGE IT IS THAT IS A NOOSE

>> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTO SHARED WITH WALLACE, BUT IT'S CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION >> THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD, IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO — INTO THIS >> FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE, AT LEAST AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2019 WELL BEFORE WALLACE'S TEAM ARRIVED, AND MONTHS BEFORE HIS CALL FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO POSTED IN DECEMBER, APPEARS TO SHOW THAT SAME GARAGE STALL, WITH A PULL ROPE HANGING FROM IT IN THE SHAPE OF A NOOSE IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THIS IS THE SAME VIDEO SEEN BY THE FBI BUT NASCAR CONFIRMS IT CHECKED ALL THE STALLS AT TALLADEGA AND ONE, BUBBA WALLACE'S, HAD A PULL ROPE CONFIGURED INTO A NOOSE >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE

>> AS SOME KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED, ONE CONCLUSION IS IRONCLAD >> THAT WAS A SIGN OF WHAT NASCAR IS IT'S FAMILY, UNITY, SOLIDARITY >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONED A CHANGE T >>> I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT IT'S BEEN SO HELPFUL AND SO SHOCKING TO SEE SOMETHING GET SO BIG, THAT ONLY HAPPENED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES >> SO THAT'S LEMON GUTIERREZ, A STARBUCKS BARISTA WHO RECEIVED AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AFTER A CUSTOMER REPORTED ON FACEBOOK THAT HE REFUSED TO SERVE HER BECAUSE SHE WASN'T WEARING A MASK A GO FUND ME PAGE WAS SET UP FOR HIM, WHOSE DREAM IS TO BECOME A DANCER SO FAR, IT'S RAISED OVER $18,000

AND THAT WOMAN BETTER FEEL PRETTY BAD RIGHT NOW WITH EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW >> HEY, IF IT WEREN'T FOR HER, HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THAT CASH HEADED HIS WAY A TODDLER IN THE BRONX WAS SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER FIREWORKS SHOT THROUGH HIS HOME'S WINDOW OVERNIGHT NONSTOP FIREWORKS FWERE FLYING TOWARD THE APARTMENT, WHEN ONE CRASHED THROUGH THE FIFTH-FLOOR WINDOW, LEAVING TH >>> LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE THAT IS A MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK SNEAKING UP BENEATH SURFERS IN CAPETOWN INCREDIBLE DRONE VIDEO HERE YOU CAN SEE BARELY NOTICING UNTIL THE SHARK SWAM UP TO THEM

A WARNING TO SOUTH COAST RESIDENTS THEY SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THE BEACHES AS SHARK TRAFFIC IS INCREASING EVEN THOUGH WE REPORTED JUST THE OTHER DAY THAT SHARK ATTACKS AND SHARK BITES ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS BUT, YOU KNOW — >> NOT THERE >> AS LONG AS THEY DON'T ATTACK >> IT DIDN'T ATTACK IT WAS JUBST MINDING ITS BUSINESS LET'S CHECK BACK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB JANESSA

>> DEFINITELY, BE AWARE I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO GET TO THE BEACHES BUT WE ARE ALSO WATCHING THE SAHARAN DUST IT'S ALSO GOING TO IMPACT FLORIDA SO IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE BEACH, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MASK HANDY BECAUSE THE AIR-QUALITY CONCERNS ARE REALLY GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR THE DEEP >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARATHON HAS BEEN SCRAPPED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CANCELLED AFTER ORGANIZERS DECIDED THE RISKS WERE JUST TOO HIGH EACH YEAR, IT ATTRACT MORE THAN 50,000 RUNNERS AND NEARLY A MILLION FANS WHO LINE UP ALONG THE COURSE THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY >> ONE DAY AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR THE 2020 SEASON NEXT MONTH, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LISTED SAFETY PROTOCOLS PLAYERS WILL UNDERGO COVID-19 TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY IN THE SEASON THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-INJURED LIST AND CAN'T RETURN TO THE FIELD UNTIL THEY TEST NEGATIVE, TWICE, CON CONSECUTIVELY

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING TO ENFORCE NO SPITTING IN BASEBALL >> YOU KNOW WHAT SOMETHING ELSE TO WATCH ALONG WITH THE GAME AFTER ALL THIS TIME >> GOOD POINT GOING TO BE INTERESTING, TOO BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM VISITED THE OXFORD-BASED SCIENTISTS WHO ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP A VACCINE FOR COVID-19 THE VACCINE ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IS IN ITS HUMAN TRIALS, AND SHOWING SOME SIGNS — ENCOURAGING SIGNS OVER A HUNDRED VACCINES ARE BEING DEVELOPED AND TESTED AROUND THE WORLD TO STOP THE COVID PANDEMIC >> THE NBA AND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SAID THEY WILL TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC RACISM AND PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE ADDING THAT DEALING WITH RACIAL MATTERS WILL BE A SHARED GOAL

EARLIER THIS WEEK, NBA COMMISSIONER ADAMSILVER AND TH PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR HELD A MEETING WITH LEGAL OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS ON AN ARRAY OF TOPICS THAT INCLUDED GREATER INCLUSION OF BLACK-OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESSES IN LEAGUE MATTERS FORMING AN NBA FOUNDATION AND MORE THE SEASON IS SET TO RESTART IN FLORIDA, NEXT MONTH >>> THE MAYOR OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI, DELIVERED AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH AS HE ANNOUNCED AN ORDER TO STOP FLYING THE STATE FLAG IN THE CITY >> I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR BEING EMOTIONAL I HAVE LIVED THROUGH SOME THINGS WITH THIS FLAG THEY TOLD DR WIKING TO WAIT TIME FOR WAITING IS OVER >> MAYOR JOHNNY McGEE SAYS THE FLAG WHICH CONTAINS THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF THE PAST HE IS ALSO ASKING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO RETIRE IT AS WELL

>> A FORMER CHICAGO BEAR FOUND HIMSELF FACE TO FACE WITH ACTUAL BEARS OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE THIS HAPPENED TO HAHA CLINTON-DIX EARLIER THIS WEEK WATCH HOW HE RUNS AWAY FROM THE GRIZZLY THE BEARS THEY GET SCARED BY HIS >>> WHILE YOU MAY BE DONE WITH COVID, COVID IS NOT DONE WITH US >> LOS ANGELES'S MAYOR SOUNDING THE ALARM AS THE NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE U

S EXPLODES TO ALMOST 46,000 IN A SINGLE DAY, SHATTERING THE PREVIOUS RECORD BY 10,000 >> PLUS WHAT DOCTORS HAVE LEARNED OVER THE PAST 100 DAYS IN TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS PLUS THE LATEST ON THE RISK OF BEING INFECTED BY YOUR FOOD >> IT HAS BEEN ONE MONTH SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

IN THAT TIME HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE MARCHED IN THE US AND ABROAD WITH A GLOBAL RECKONING ON RACE SO WHAT HAS ACTUALLY CHANGED IN THAT TIME? >> AND A HERO COME ALONG WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO RAN TOWARD A BURNING TRUCK TO SAVE THAT DRIVER JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME >> THIS MORNING, ANOTHER 1 1/2 MILLION NEW JOBLESS CLAIMS ARE EXPECTED, BUT WE'LL TELL YOU THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR MOST WHEN HIRING THESE DAYS

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA THE NATIONWIDE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IS TAKING ON A NEW TRAJECTORY NEARLY 2 1/2 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED WITH CASES RISING IN MORE THAN 20 STATES >> THE VIRUS HAS REACHED A RECORD SINGLE-DAY HIGH OF MORE THAN 45,000 NEW CASES THE BULK OF THEM COMING OUT OF CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA WHERE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INFECTIONS HAVE ALL SURPASSED 100,000 >> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH IS STAYING SHUT FOR JUST A LITTLE LONGER DISNEYLAND WAS SET TO REOPEN ON JULY 17th, BUT THAT'S NOW POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THAT UPTICK IN CASES >> IN MEXICO, NEWBORN TRIPLETS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS

THE PARENTS BOTH TESTED NEGATIVE OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING WHETHER THEY WERE INFECTED AFTER BIRTH THE PANDEMIC ALSO SENT THE STOCK MARKET INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THE STOCK MARKET DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ FELL 2% MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11 OUR TOM COSTELLO HAS MORE ON THE RISKS OF BEING INFECTED >> Reporter: FROM THE NEW FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC — >> HALF OF THEM ARE INTUBATED ON VENTILATORS

ONE OF THEM REQUIRED CPR FOR THE FIRST THREE HOURS OF OUR SHIFT >> Reporter: THE KIND OF HORROR STORIES WE HEARD FROM NEW YORK TO SPRING AS THE DEATH RATE SKYROCKETED EXPERTS SAY THERE HAS BEEN REAL PROGRESS IN FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC IN ICUs DOCTORS ARE DELAYING PUTTING PATIENTS ON VENTILATORS AND TREATING THEM WITH 100 OXYGEN AND ON THEIR STOMACHS TO ALLOW BETTER O 2 FLOW

USING BLOOD THINNER TO AVOID BLOOD CLOTS AND STROKES THEY HAVE REMDESIVIR TO TREAT THE SICKEST PATIENTS RESEARCHERS JUST REPORTED STEROIDS ARE ALSO SAVING LIVES >> WE ARE DOING A BETTER JOB OF PRESERVING LIFE, BUT THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T BEEN INFECTED THIS IS A VIRUS THAT'S PROBABLY INFECTED BETWEEN 5 TO 7% OF THE POPULATION RIGHT NOW, SO IT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO >> Reporter: THE GOOD NEWS, THE FDA SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE PEOPLE CAN CONTRACT COVID FROM FOOD OR FOOD PACKAGING IT'S MOST OFTEN TRANSMITTED BETWEEN PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACT BUT INTERESTING IN CITIES LIKE MINNEAPOLIS AND PHILADELPHIA WHICH SAW BIG PROTESTS RECENTLY, NO SIGN OF A SURGE IN CASES POSSIBLY BECAUSE PROTESTERS WERE OUTSIDE IN WARMER HUMID TEMPERATURES, MANY WEARING MASKS

RESEARCHERS ARE SEEING A SURGE IN CITIES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO ESCAPE THE HEAT BY CONGREGATING WITHOUT MASKS INSIDE WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND POOR VENTILATION IF CITIES AND STATES DON'T LIMIT LARGE GATHERINGS, EXPERTS WARN AMERICA'S DEATH TOLL COULD SOAR LATER THIS YEAR >> WE DON'T HAVE TO HIT 2100,000 THIS FALL WE DON'T HAVE TO HIT 300,000 BY THE WINTER THOSE ARE ALL UP TO US BUT IF WE DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND IF WE DON'T ACT AGGRESSIVELY, UNFORTUNATELY I DO WORRY THAT THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF NUMBERS WE'RE GOING TO BE SEEING BY THE END OF THIS CALENDAR YEAR >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER FDA COMMISSIONER WITH A STARK WARNING >> THERE IS CERTAINLY A POSSIBILITY WE FACE A SECOND WAVE IN THE FALL THAT COULD BE BIGGER THAN THE FIRST WAVE >> Reporter: AND THE FIRST WAVE WITH 120,000 DEAD ISN'T EVEN OVER YET TOM COSTELLO, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >> THIS MORNING NEW FALLOUT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S SATURDAY CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA

THE "WASHINGTON POST" REPORTS DOZENS OF SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AND OFFICERS ARE BEING ORDERED TO QUARANTINE IN THEIR HOMES FOR TWO WEEKS AFTER PROVIDING PROTECTION FOR THE PRESIDENT THIS COMES AFTER IT WAS REVEALED THAT SIX MEMBERS OF TRUMP'S TEAM IN OKLAHOMA, INCLUDING TWO SECRET SERVICE MEMBERS, TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 THE REPOR STAFFERS TESTED POSITIVE AFTER RETURNING TO DC >> AS CORONAVIRUS COURSES ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE MR TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN TODAY TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND HE'S THE FIRST WORLD LEADER TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC

OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS JOINS US NOW TRACIE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THE VIRUS >> Reporter: HI, PHILLIP THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY IT DESPITE THE SPIKE REPORTED 23 STATES ARE SEEING AN INCREASE OF 25% OR MORE MANY OF THEM IN THE SOUTH AND OUT WEST WHERE STATES STARTED TO OPEN SOONER RATHER THAN LATER THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING A VACCINE AND HE'S MADE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THAT HE'S PROMISED THAT IT CAN BE DONE BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT LOOKS LIKE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS ON TRACK >> WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES AS FAR AS THE JOINING WITH US ON THE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS, BY THE WAY, BECAUSE THE THERAPEUTICS TO ME IF THEY GAVE YOU A CHOICE NOW PROBABLY THERAPEUTICALLY I'D LIKE THAT EVEN BETTER, BUT WE'RE WORKING VERY WELL ON BOTH

I THINK WE'RE COMING UP WITH SOME GREAT ANSWERS I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BIG SURPRISE, BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE SOONER THAN ANYBODY WOULD THINK >> Reporter: NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE ENDING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY TEST SITES THE QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER MORE TESTING NEEDS TO BE DONE, THE PRESIDENT SAID LESS TESTING WOULD SHOW FEWER CASES BUT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYS THEY ARE BROADENING SUPPORT FOR RETAIL SITES, PHARMACIES THAT DO TESTING AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS PHILLIP? >> ALL RIGHT, TRACIE POTTS FOR US THANK YOU, TRACIE >> ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH AFTER WITNESSES TOLD LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN BIG CASES, INCLUDING ROGER STONE'S MEANWHILE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN SCORED A BIG LEGAL VICTORY, BUT THE CASE MIGHT NOT BE OVER JUST YET ALICE BARR HAS MORE

>> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING WITH A WORLD LEADER SINCE THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS THE FOCUS QUICKLY TURNED FROM THE FUTURE WITH POLAND'S PRESIDENT TO THE PAST WITH THE RUSSIA INVESTIGATION >> VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP PRAISING A DC

APPEALS COURT DECISION ORDERING A JUDGE TO DROP CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN WHO HAD ADMITTED TO LYING TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS ABOUT HIS CONTACTS WITH RUSSIA >> WHAT HAPPENED TO GENERAL FLYNN SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN IN OUR COUNTRY >> Reporter: BUT THIS MAY NOT BE THE END THE JUDGE COULD ASK FOR A NEW HEARING ALSO, THE HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARD FROM A PROSECUTOR WHO CLAIMS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION INTERFERED IN THE CASE INVOLVING ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S LONG-TIME CONFIDANTS, ALSO ACCUSED OF LYING IN THE RUSSIA PROBE >> ROGER STONE WAS TREATED DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF POLITICS

>> Reporter: IT COMES AS THE EUROPEAN UNION IS CONSIDERING BLOCKING TRAVELERS COMING IN FROM THE US BECAUSE VIRUS NUMBERS ARE STILL TOO HIGH HERE WITH CASES SURGING ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST, FLORIDA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA ALL SEEING RECORD NUMBERS >> THE MOTION IS NOT AGREED TO >> Reporter: MEANWHILE, THE REPUBLICAN BILL ON POLICE REFORM THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTS HIT A DEAD END IN THE SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCKED IT SAYING IT DOESN'T GO NEARLY FAR ENOUGH IN CREATING THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY THAT PROTESTERS ARE DEMANDING

REPUBLICANS RIPPING DEMOCRATS FOR NOT ALLOWING DEBATE IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> FBI DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY SAYS CHINA'S COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES >> THERE'S NO COUNTRY THAT PRESENTS A BROADER, MORE COMPREHENSIVE THREAT TO AMERICA'S INNOVATION, TO OUR ECONOMIC SECURITY AND TO OUR DEMOCRATIC IDEAS THAN CHINA DOES >> DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS, WRAY REVEALED THERE HAD BEEN 1300% INCREASE IN ESPIONAGE INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE CHINESE REGION IN THE PAST DECADE WRAY ALSO CLAIMED THAT CHINA IS INTERESTED IN INFLUENCING AMERICAN POLITICAL THOUGHT AND POLICIES TO, QUOTE, TRY AND SHIFT THEM IN A MORE FRIENDLY PRO CHINA, PRO CHINESE COMMUNIST DIRECTION >> THE ASTRONAUT THEY PLAN TO USE, THE SPACE AGENCY WILL CRASH A SPACECRAFT INTO AN ASTEROID TO CHANGE ITS MOTION IN SPACE NASA HAS NAMED THAT CELESTIAL BODY DEMORPHOS >> AT LEAST THERE IS NO DUST STORM HEADED TO THE UNITED STATES ISN'T THAT SOMETHING JANESSA WEBB JOINS US OH, THERE IS >> IT IS YOU CALLED THAT

THE SOUTH AND THE SOUTHEAST ARE BRACING FOR IT FIRST THEN, YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE MODELS WE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE A SECOND WAVE OF THIS DUST STORM I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER ON, BUT FIRST I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S HAPPENING ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE CAROLINAS RIGHT NOW ALSO BE WATCHING THE NORTHERN PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON THE UPPER MIDWEST COULD SEE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS

THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> HOUSTON TODAY 85 DEGREES WITH THOSE STORMS ROLLING THROUGH NASHVILLE, YOU'RE IN THE UPPER 80s THAT HUMID AIR STILL IN PLACE YOU DON'T REALLY SEE THIS TOO OFTEN FOR THE UPPER MIDWEST

WE'RE IN THE LOWER 90s TODAY, MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES >>> AND WE STILL NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT DUST STORM >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT IF WE HAVE TIME, THE MURDER HORNETS THANKS, JANESSA >> SPIKE LEE'S CLASSIC FILM "DO THE RIGHT THING" WILL BE FREE TO STREAM ONLINE JUNE 29

PART OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE MOVIE COLLECTION OF THE WEEK THE 1989 FILM IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE ACROSS A VARIETY OF STREAMING PLATFORMS, INCLUDING APPLE TV, VOODOO AND GOOGLE PLAY IT WILL BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A LIVE CONVERSATION WITH SPIKE LEE FOCUSING O >>> LEADING THE NEWS IN COLORADO, OFFICIALS ARE REEXAMINING THE CASE OF A 23-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY LAST YEAR THIS COMES AFTER 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION URGING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN AUGUST HE WAS STOPPED BY THREE WHITE OFFICERS AS HE WALKED HOME WITH A MASK ON AND GROCERIES IN HIS HANDS POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY McLANE RESISTED ARREST AND A STRUGGLE ENSUED THEY WESTED McLANE TO THE GROUND AN OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKE HOLD AND HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS THEY RELEASED THE HOLD AND HE STRUGGLED AGAIN WHEN PARAMEDICS ARRIVED THEY ADMINISTERED KETAMINE McLANE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK IN THE AMBULANCE AND DIED THREE DAYS LATER >> IT'S ABOUT ONE MONTH SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IN THE CUSTODY OF MINNEAPOLIS POLICE

SINCE THEN, THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS IN THE US AND AROUND THE WORLD A GLOBAL RECKONING ON RACE, POLICING AND EVEN THE SYMBOLS OF OUR PAST NBC'S MORGAN RADFORD TAKES A LOOK BACK AT JUST HOW MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE THEN >> I CAN'T BREATHE, OFFICER >> Reporter: IT'S THE MOMENT THAT LAUNCHED A MOVEMENT >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: NEARLY 8 MINUTES OF VIDEO THAT SHOCKED THE NATION SHOWING A WHITE POLICE OFFICER KNEELING ON THE NECK OF A BLACK MAN NAMED GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES ACROSS ALL 50 STATES MORE THAN 17,000 NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS DEPLOYED

OVER 9,000 CIVILIANS ARRESTED A NATIONAL RECKONING THAT HAS BROUGHT BOTH CHAOS AND — >> BREAKING NEWS, AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> Reporter: ALL FOUR OFFICERS NOW CHARGED IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IN ATLANTA, ONE OFFICER FIRED AND TWO FACING CHARGES AFTER THE SHOOTING DEATH OF RAYSHARD BROOKS AFTER MONTHS, ONE OF THE THREE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE KILLING OF BREONNA TAYLOR NOW FIRED THE COUNTRY ALSO GRAPPLING WITH ITS PAST ALREADY MORE THAN 67 STATUES HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM COAST TO COAST

EITHER BY CHOICE OR BY FORCE >> WE ALL NEED TO BE IN SOLIDARITY TOGETHER >> Reporter: THE CALLS FOR JUSTICE ECHOING AN UNEXPECTED WAVE, TOO COMPANIES IN THE WORLD LIKE QUAKER OATS CHANGING THEIR BRANDING AND THEIR MESSAGING EVEN NASCAR SHIFTING GEARS, BANNING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT EVENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY LEADING TO A POWERFUL MOMENT OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE CIRCUIT'S ONLY BLACK DRIVER BUT AS THE FIRES DIE DOWN AND THE GLASS IS SWEPT UP, MORE LASTING SIGNS OF CHANGE HAVE EMERGED

THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS NOW BANNING CHOKE HOLDS AND NECK RESTRAINTS A MAJORITY OF THE CITY COUNCIL PROMISING TO DISBAND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND REBUILD IT ENTIRELY IN LOS ANGELES OVER $100 MILLION NOW PLEDGED TOWARD HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN BLACK COMMUNITIES, MONEY PREVIOUSLY ALLOCATED FOR POLICE >> BLACK LIVES MATTER >> Reporter: BUT MANY ACTIVISTS SAY THIS IS JUST THE START >> WHAT DOES THIS MOVEMENT LOOK LIKE A MONTH FROM NOW? WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN A YEAR, FIVE YEARS, TEN YEARS? >> I DO THINK THIS MOVEMENT WILL SHIFT I DO THINK WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE AN EVOLUTION IN INTEREST, IN TACTICS BEING USED, WITH FOLKS BEGINNING TO KIND OF EMBRACE A MUCH MORE EXPLICIT ELECTORAL POSTURE AND SO I ABSOLUTELY SEE THE MOBILIZATION CONTINUING THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR >> WHAT DO WE WANT >> JUSTICE >> Reporter: A CHANGE THAT CAN ONLY HAPPEN IN THE MONTHS AND THE YEARS TO COME

>>> CAN YOU GET OUT? COME ON! COME ON! COME ON! >> THIS VIDEO SHOWS A DEPUTY RESCUING A MAN FROM A BURNING VEHICLE MOMENTS BEFORE IT BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES THE OFFICER HELPED THE DRIVER REMOVE HIS SEAT BELT, THEN PULLED HIM OUT OF THE TRUCK THROUGH THE BACK WINDOW THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY >> STOCKS TOOK A BEATING ON WEDNESDAY, DROPPING OVER 700 POINTS ON THE DOW IT WASN'T JUST CORONAVIRUS THAT HAD INVESTORS RUNNING FOR COVER CNBC's GEOFF CUTMORE HAS DETAILS AND MORE INFORMATION ON GETTING HIGHER GOOD MORNING >> VERY GOOD MORNING TO YOU

OBVIOUSLY THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES SEEN IN PART AS A CULPRIT ALONGSIDE THE IMF SCALING BACK GROWTH FORECASTS BUT THE OTHER ONE, COULD IT BE JOE BIDEN RUNNING AHEAD IN THE POLLS AT THE MOMENT? SOME ANALYSTS AT BANK OF AMERICA HAVE CRUNCHED THE DATA BACK TO 1951 AND THEY SAY WHEN THE PRESIDENCY FLIPS TO THE DEMOCRATS, SOMETIMES YOU GET IN THE FOLLOWING THREE MONTHS UNDER PERFORMANCE FOR THE S&P THAT AND THE FACT THAT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE TALKED ABOUT ROLLING BACK SOME TAX BREAKS HAS SOME IN THE MARKET NERVOUS NOW, ALWAYS GREAT ADVICE IF YOU'RE A FRESH COLLEGE GRAD LOOKING TO GET HIRED, THEN PEOPLE SCOUT HAS SOME ADVICE COMMUNICATION SKILLS HIGH ON THE LIST FOR COMPANIES LOOKING AT THE MOMENT ALONGSIDE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I'VE ALWAYS FOUND IT HELPS TO SMILE GOOD ADVICE, A DIFFICULT MOMENT FOR FRESH GRADS WHO ARE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR WORK BACK TO YOU

>> ALSO KEEPING THE SOCIAL MEDIA CLEAN, >>> HI, EVERYONE THE SAHARA DUST IS ON THE MOVE I REALLY THINK THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST WILL NOTICE IT PRETTY MUCH GOING INTO TONIGHT BUT FRIDAY YOU'LL REALLY SEE THE IMPACT IT SHOULD BE REALLY PRETTY, BUT PLEASE LOOK AROUND JAMAICA AND PUERTO RICO AREA I THINK THIS IS A DOUBLE DOSE OF DUST SAY THAT TEN TIMES WE'RE GOING TO START TO SEE IT MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE GULF OF MEXICO, BUT, PHILLIP, NO MURDE >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, THE THREE WHITE MEN THAT WERE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION OF THE SHOOTING DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY HAVE OFFICIALLY BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY FATHER AND SON DUO McMICHAEL AND NEIGHBOR BRIAN FACE MALICE, MURDER AND FELONY MURDER LAWYERS FOR THE MILK MICHAEL CAUTION OF A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BRIAN'S ATTORNEY MAINTAINS HE WAS MERELY A WITNESS THE JURY CAME TO THAT DECISION IN LESS THAN TEN MINUTES THE NEWS COMES ONE DAY AFTER GEORGIA'S LEGISLATURE PASSED A HATE CRIME BILL AND A DAY AFTER ONE OF THREE LOUISVILLE POLICE OFFICERS IN THE BREONNA TAYLOR CASE WAS FIRED TODAY ARBERY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR TO PUSH FOR THE OFFICERS TO FACE CHARGES >> THOSE RECEIVED CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PAYMENTS AND THE IRS WANTS THE MONEY BACK THE FEDERAL TAX AGENCY IS ASKING STATE OFFICIALS TO CLAW BACK THE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS ALLEGEDLY SENT THE LEGISLATION THAT AUTHORIZED THE PAYMENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC DIDN'T SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDE JAIL OR PRISON INMATES WHEN THE CHECKS WERE SENT OUT THE IRS HAS DIRECTED STATE CORRECTION DEPARTMENTS TO INTERCEPT PAYMENTS TO PRISONERS AND RETURN THEM >> AMAZON HAS ANNOUNCED IT'S LAUNCHING A NEW TEAM TO CRACKDOWN ON THE SALE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS

IT'S THE COMPANY'S LATEST EFFORT TO ADDRESS A GROWING PROBLEM THAT HAS PLAGUED THE SITE FOR YEARS AMAZON SAYS THE COUNTERFEIT CRIMES UNIT WILL BE MADE UP OF FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTORS, INVESTIGATORS AND DATA ANALYSTS AND IT WILL MINE THE SITE AND COLLECT INFORMATION FROM EXTERNAL SOURCES SUCH AS PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS TO COLLECT BAD ACTORS WHO ATTEMPT TOTRY TO SELL KNOCK-OFF PRODUCTS >> THE FEDERAL JUDGE HAS RULED YOU CAN ARGUE TILL THE COWS COME HOME BUT YOU CAN'T SUE TWITTER OVER PARODY ACCOUNTS IT WAS AN YOU UDDER MESS FOR DEN NUNES ONE POSED AS A IMAGINARY COW AND ANOTHER PRETENDING TO BE HIS MOTHER CAUSING HIM TO END REELECTION BY A SMALLER MARGIN THAN 2016

A JUDGE DISMISSED THE CASE SAYING TWITTER CAN'T BE HELD LIABLE THE COW ACCOUNT MILKED IT FOR ALL IT WAS WORTH TWEETING A PICTURE OF NUNES NOW AS A CHICKEN >> HE LOOKS PRETTY GOOD POOR REFERENCES IN THE STORY >>> THE ROLLS BOWL HAS HOSTED SOME OF COLLEGE'S BIGGEST GAMES AND IS GOING TO HOST SOME OF FILM'S BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS THE STADIUM IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, WILL TRANSFORM INTO A DRIVE-IN THEATER NEXT MONTH FIRST ON THE MARQUEE IS "JAWS ANOTHER CLASSIC THAT WILL PLAY, SPACE JAM AND FIELD OF DREAMS WILL AIR IN TH >>> IT'S ALMOST JULY AND THE U

S JUST SHATTERED THE SINGLE-DAY TOTAL FOR MOST NEW REPORTED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, BY ALMOST 10,000 AS WEDNESDAY CLOCKED IN AT 45,557 NEW CASES >> ALSO, THE NEW WARNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS ARE THEY AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING AND SPREADING THE DISEASE? >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE THREE MEN ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF AHMAUD ARBERY NOW, OFFICIALLY INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY >> PLUS, WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO RAN TOWARD A BURNING TRUCK TO SAVE THE DRIVER, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE NATIONWIDE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS CASES ARE RISING IN OVER 20 STATES NEARLY 24 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER INFECTIONS SET A SINGLE-DAY NATIONAL RECORD APPROACHING 46,000, THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNS IT MAY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE DEATH TOLL CATCHES UP IN HOUSTON, THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AT HOSPITALS COULD SURPASS TOTAL OCCUPANCY BY THURSDAY CURRENTLY, 97% OF BEDS ARE OCCUPIED

>> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, THEY ARE STAYING SHUT JUST A LITTLE LONGER DISNEY LAND WAS SET TO REOPEN JULY 17th BUT NOW, THAT'S POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE UPPICK IN CASES >> THE PANDEMIC, ALSO SENT THE STOCK MARKET INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THE DOW DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ BOTH FELL MORE THAN 2%, MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11th OUR KARI SANDERS HAS MORE ON HOW THE VIRUS IS AFFECTING YOUNG AMERICANS KARI, GOOD MORNING >> FRANCES, A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSES IN FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY 5,511

AND THE FEAR IS THE NUMBER COULD GO UP EVEN GREATER TODAY OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE GROWING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG YOUNG FROM FLORIDA >> WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION, IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN, WHERE AT LEAST 34 CASES ARE ALL LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH THIS WARNING

>> IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INFECTED, MOST OF THEM ARE, REALLY, QUITE YOUNG 20s, EARLY 30s THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE GO OUT YOU FEEL PENT UP GO OUT TO A BAR, DON'T WEAR A MASK >> DARA SWEAT RECENTLY WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH NO MASKS AFTERWARDS, THE ENTIRE GROUP TESTED POSITIVE SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE TAKE IT SLOW DON'T BE IN SUCH A RUSH TO GO OUT TO THE BARS, SO QUICKLY

THIS VIRUS IS NOT GONE >> FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, CORONAVIRUS IS NOT DEADLY THE DANGER IS THAT THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE BUT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARSON DAVIS DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17 BUT STILL, MANY ON CLEARWATER BEACH ARE NOT CONCERNED

>> JUST BE CAREFUL ABOUT IT >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, REALLY? >> NOT — NOT — NOT ANYMORE, I'M REALLY NOT >> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY RECOGNIZE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IS SOMEWHAT CONFUSING BECAUSE EVERY COMMUNITY HAS THEIR OWN SET OF REGULATIONS FRANCES >> KARI, THANK YOU >>> AS CORONAVIRUS COURSES ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE

MR TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN, TODAY, TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND HE IS THE FIRST WORLD LEADER TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT, TRACIE POTTS, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE

TRACIE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS VIRUS >> YEAH THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS, DESPITE THAT NEW RECORD THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT MORE THAN 45,000 CASES, NOW, AS OF OVERNIGHT, IN JUST ONE DAY THE HIGHEST SO FAR IN THE U

S 23 STATES ARE SEEING CASES RISING ESPECIALLY, IN THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY, IN THE WEST, WHICH ARE AREAS WHERE REOPENINGS HAPPENED EARLIER, RATHER THAN LATER NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON A VACCINE HE HAS SAID HE THINKS A VACCINE CAN BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND HE IS NOW SAYING IT LOOKS LIKE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS ON TRACK >> WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES AS FAR AS THE JOINING WITH US ON THE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS, BY THE WAY BECAUSE THERAPEUTICS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE MCS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE ME A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBE A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY, THERAPEUTICALLY, MAYBE I'D LIKE THATIFUL SURPRISE, SOONER THAN ANYBODY WOULD THINK >> NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, FACING SOME CRITICISM FOR PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING FROM 13 TESTING SITES, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THERE'S A LOT OF PUSHBACK COMING FROM HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN FACT, AN EXPLOSIVE PHONE CALL WITH REPORTERS, THAT ENDED ABRUPTLY, AFTER REPORTERS QUESTIONED THIS

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT THEY ARE PUTTING MONEY INTO TESTING CENTERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF — OR HUNDREDS OF TEST CENTERS, ELSEWHERE MANY OF THEM, IN RETAIL LOCATIONS BACK TO YOU >> VALID QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED

TRACIE, THANK YOU >> THREE WHITE MEN WHO ARE ALL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY HAVE ALL BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY TRAVIS McMICHAEL, GREG McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM RODDY BRYAN, ALL FACED ALLEGATIONS OF MALICE MURDER AND FELONY MURDER THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES THE THREE MEN OF COLLECTIVELY CAUSING THE 25-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH ON FEBRUARY 23rd 6789 LAWYERS FOR THE SUSPECT SAID WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT CRIMINAL THE CHARGES COME ONE DAY AFTER A KENTUCKY DETECTIVE WAS FIRED OVER THE KILLING OF BREONNA TAYLOR NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THREE MEN, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM BRYAN ARE FACING, EACH, NINE CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRINMENT IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES TO INDICT THE THREE MEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE FINAL MOMENTS WERE CAPTURED ON CAMERA

>> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD >> ATTORNEYS FOR ALL THREE HAVE CAUTIONED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BUT FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, IT WAS NEWS SHE HAD LONG AWAITED >> GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS HE HEARS MY CRIES AND I KNEW EVENTUALLY HE WOULD WORK IT OUT

>> ARBERY'S FEBRUARY DEATH COMPELLED GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE THIS HISTORIC STEP >> THIS IS A TDEFINING MOMENT FO GEORGIA >> PASSING A HATE CRIMES BILL AFTER YEARS OF FAILED ATTEMPTS >> I'M HAPPY BECAUSE THE BILL FINALLY PASSED BUT ALSO, SAD AT THE SAME TIME THAT AHMAUD HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE FOR THIS TYPE OF BILL TO BE PASSED >> GEORGE GEIA HAD BEEN JUST ON FOUR STATES WITHOUT A HATE CRIME LIEU LAW ON THE BOOKS

>> I THINK THIS MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CANNOT TARGET PEOPLE BASED ON RACE IF THIS LAW WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, THEN AHMAUD WOULD STILL BE HERE >> AR BERRY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR ONE OF THEM, BRETT HANKISON FIRED THIS WEEK IN A SCATHING TERMINATION LETTER, THE CHIEF WRITES YOU DISPLAYED EXTREME INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WHEN YOU WANTON LIE AND BLINDLY FIRED TEN ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT OF BREONNA TAYLOR I FIND YOUR CONDUCT A SHOCK TO THE CONSCIENCE YOUR ACTIONS HAVE BROUGHT DISCREDIT UPON YOURSELF AND THE DEPARTMENT BRETT HANKISON FIRED TEN SHOTS HOWEVER, THERE WERE OVER 32 SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOME SO, YOU KNOW, THERE — THERE'S STILL OFFICERS — OFFICERS THAT WERE PRESENT THAT ARE OUT THERE, THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED AND FIRED AS WELL

>> HANKISON'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE FIRED IN RESPONSE TO GUNFIRE DIRECTED AT THE OFFICERS ADDING, THE FACTS ARE NOT YET IN HANKISON IS APPEALING HIS TERMINATION >> AND IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING THEY LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS IN THE COURT OF LAW FRANCES >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >>> ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH AFTER WITNESSES TOLD LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN BIG CASES, INCLUDING ROGER STONE'S MEANWHILE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN SCORED A BIG LEGAL VICTORY BUT THAT CASE MIGHT NOT BE OVER, JUST YET NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS MORE >> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD SOON BE OVER BECAUSE OF AN ORDER FROM THE PANEL OF THE WASHINGTON, D

C APPEALS COURT BY A 2-1 VOTE, A RULING WRITTEN BY TRUMP APPOINTEE, THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND GUESSED BY A JUDGE, UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO TRICK THE DEFENDANT BY DROPPING CHARGES AND REFILING THEM SO THE COURT SAID JUDGE EMMET SULLIVAN MUST GRANT THE MOTION TO DISMISS THE CHARGES AGAINST FLYNN >> I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN

HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY >> FLYNN, HIMSELF, TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT, FOR OUR COUNTRY >> HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND, TWICE, PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE US

BUT LAST MONTH, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO QUESTION FLYNN, IN THE FIRST PLACE FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER IT LOOKS THAT WAY BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK

>> ALSO, HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE HANDLING OF THE PROSECUTION OF ROGER STONE, A FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE CAREER PROSECUTORS RESIGNED FROM THE CASE AFTER BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE ONE OF THOSE LAWYERS SAID A SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED ROGER STONE DIFFERENTLY, FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT ROGER STONE A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> A SPOKESMAN FOR BARR SAYS HE THOUGHT THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION WAS TOO HARSH AND NOTED THAT THE JUDGE'S SENTENCE WAS MORE IN LINE WITH HIS THINKING OF WHAT WAS APPROPRIATE >> OUR THANKS TO PETE WILLIAMS FOR THAT REPORT >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR THURSDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING, ACTUALLY, SEVERE WEATHER THREAT PICK UP ACROSS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, TO MISSISSIPPI WHERE WE HAVE CONFIRMED TORNADOS IN THAT AREA THIS WHOLE SYSTEM IS ON THE MOVE IT'S HEADED TOWARD CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS SO GOING TO BE A PRETTY SOGGY DAY IN THAT AREA ALSO, WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER PICKING UP FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS FOR THAT SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> SO HOUSTON, TODAY IT'S GOING TO BE A SOGGY ONE

ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN 85 DEGREES AND THAT REALLY IMPACTS THE DEEP SOUTH AS WELL NORTHERN PLAINS WHERE STORMS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON, INTO YOUR MID-EVENING STILL WATCHING THESE STORMS BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA THANK YOU DRAMATIC VIDEO HERE OF A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY RESCUING A MAN FROM A FIERY CRASH, JUST MOMENTS BEFORE IT BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES >> CAN YOU GET OUT COME ON! COME ON! >> THE OFFICER HELPED THE DRIVER REMOVE HIS SEATBELT, AND PULLED HIM OUT OF THE TRUCK THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS LAUNCHED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THERE IN HOPES OF KEEPING ITS DOORS OPEN THE STONEWALL INN, SAY IT'S ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GO FUND ME PAGE IS NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS TO KEEP THE HISTORIC LANDMARK OPEN SO FAR, IT HAS RAISED OVER $81,000

ON FRIDAY, A STAR-STUDDED EVENT FEATURING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, DEMI LOVATO AND MORE WILL BE HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS >> THIS COMES AFTER 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION, URGING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McLANE IN AUGUST, McLANE WAS STOPPED BY THREE WHITE OFFICERS AS HE WALKED HOME WITH A MASK ON, AND GROCERIES IN HIS HANDS POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY McLANE RESISTED ARREST, AND A STRUGGLE ENSUED OFFICERS WRESTLED McLANE TO THE GROUND AND ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, AN OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD AND HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS THEY RELEASED THE HOLD AND STRUGGLED AGAIN AND HE DIED THREE DAYS LATER >> NASCAR STAR BUBBA WALLACE SPOKE OUT WEDNESDAY AFTER THE FBI CONCLUDED NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED WHEN A NOOSE WAS FOUND AT HIS GARAGE STALL

NBC'S SAM BROCK REPORTS THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS >> Reporter: THE SPECIAL AGENTS COMBING THE GARAGE STALLS OF TALLADEGA ARE GONE BUT FOR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE >> I WAS RELIEVED, JUST LIKE MANY OTHERS, TO KNOW THAT IT WASN'T TARGETED TOWARDS ME >> THE RELIEF OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE CRIME, STILL COMES WITH CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE WALLACE SPOKE WITH TODAY'S CRAIG MELVIN >> THE PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT I'VE SEEN AND THAT I HAVE, IN MY POSSESSION, OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A GARAGE IT IS THAT IS A NOOSE

>> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTO SHARED WITH WALLACE, BUT IT'S CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION >> THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD, IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO — INTO THIS >> FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE, AT LEAST AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2019 WELL BEFORE WALLACE'S TEAM ARRIVED, AND MONTHS BEFORE HIS CALL FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO POSTED IN DECEMBER, APPEARS TO SHOW THAT SAME GARAGE STALL, WITH A PULL ROPE HANGING FROM IT IN THE SHAPE OF A NOOSE IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THIS IS THE SAME VIDEO SEEN BY THE FBI BUT NASCAR CONFIRMS IT CHECKED ALL THE STALLS AT TALLADEGA AND ONE, BUBBA WALLACE'S, HAD A PULL ROPE CONFIGURED INTO A NOOSE >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE

>> AS SOME KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED, ONE CONCLUSION IS IRONCLAD >> THAT WAS A SIGN OF WHAT NASCAR IS IT'S FAMILY, UNITY, SOLIDARITY >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONED A CHANGE T >>> I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT IT'S BEEN SO HELPFUL AND SO SHOCKING TO SEE SOMETHING GET SO BIG, THAT ONLY HAPPENED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES >> SO THAT'S LEMON GUTIERREZ, A STARBUCKS BARISTA WHO RECEIVED AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AFTER A CUSTOMER REPORTED ON FACEBOOK THAT HE REFUSED TO SERVE HER BECAUSE SHE WASN'T WEARING A MASK A GO FUND ME PAGE WAS SET UP FOR HIM, WHOSE DREAM IS TO BECOME A DANCER SO FAR, IT'S RAISED OVER $18,000

AND THAT WOMAN BETTER FEEL PRETTY BAD RIGHT NOW WITH EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW >> HEY, IF IT WEREN'T FOR HER, HE WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THAT CASH HEADED HIS WAY A TODDLER IN THE BRONX WAS SERIOUSLY HURT AFTER FIREWORKS SHOT THROUGH HIS HOME'S WINDOW OVERNIGHT NONSTOP FIREWORKS FWERE FLYING TOWARD THE APARTMENT, WHEN ONE CRASHED THROUGH THE FIFTH-FLOOR WINDOW, LEAVING TH >>> LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE THAT IS A MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK SNEAKING UP BENEATH SURFERS IN CAPETOWN INCREDIBLE DRONE VIDEO HERE YOU CAN SEE BARELY NOTICING UNTIL THE SHARK SWAM UP TO THEM

A WARNING TO SOUTH COAST RESIDENTS THEY SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THE BEACHES AS SHARK TRAFFIC IS INCREASING EVEN THOUGH WE REPORTED JUST THE OTHER DAY THAT SHARK ATTACKS AND SHARK BITES ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS BUT, YOU KNOW — >> NOT THERE >> AS LONG AS THEY DON'T ATTACK >> IT DIDN'T ATTACK IT WAS JUBST MINDING ITS BUSINESS LET'S CHECK BACK IN WITH METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB JANESSA

>> DEFINITELY, BE AWARE I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO GET TO THE BEACHES BUT WE ARE ALSO WATCHING THE SAHARAN DUST IT'S ALSO GOING TO IMPACT FLORIDA SO IF YOU ARE HEADED TO THE BEACH, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A MASK HANDY BECAUSE THE AIR-QUALITY CONCERNS ARE REALLY GOING TO BE AN ISSUE FOR THE DEEP >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARATHON HAS BEEN SCRAPPED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CANCELLED AFTER ORGANIZERS DECIDED THE RISKS WERE JUST TOO HIGH EACH YEAR, IT ATTRACT MORE THAN 50,000 RUNNERS AND NEARLY A MILLION FANS WHO LINE UP ALONG THE COURSE THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN ITS 50th ANNIVERSARY >> ONE DAY AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS FOR THE 2020 SEASON NEXT MONTH, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL LISTED SAFETY PROTOCOLS PLAYERS WILL UNDERGO COVID-19 TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY IN THE SEASON THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON A COVID-INJURED LIST AND CAN'T RETURN TO THE FIELD UNTIL THEY TEST NEGATIVE, TWICE, CON CONSECUTIVELY

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE GOING TO ENFORCE NO SPITTING IN BASEBALL >> YOU KNOW WHAT SOMETHING ELSE TO WATCH ALONG WITH THE GAME AFTER ALL THIS TIME >> GOOD POINT GOING TO BE INTERESTING, TOO BRITAIN'S PRINCE WILLIAM VISITED THE OXFORD-BASED SCIENTISTS WHO ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP A VACCINE FOR COVID-19 THE VACCINE ORIGINALLY DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IS IN ITS HUMAN TRIALS, AND SHOWING SOME SIGNS — ENCOURAGING SIGNS OVER A HUNDRED VACCINES ARE BEING DEVELOPED AND TESTED AROUND THE WORLD TO STOP THE COVID PANDEMIC >> THE NBA AND THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION SAID THEY WILL TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC RACISM AND PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE ADDING THAT DEALING WITH RACIAL MATTERS WILL BE A SHARED GOAL

EARLIER THIS WEEK, NBA COMMISSIONER ADAMSILVER AND TH PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR HELD A MEETING WITH LEGAL OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS ON AN ARRAY OF TOPICS THAT INCLUDED GREATER INCLUSION OF BLACK-OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESSES IN LEAGUE MATTERS FORMING AN NBA FOUNDATION AND MORE THE SEASON IS SET TO RESTART IN FLORIDA, NEXT MONTH >>> THE MAYOR OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI, DELIVERED AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH AS HE ANNOUNCED AN ORDER TO STOP FLYING THE STATE FLAG IN THE CITY >> I DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR BEING EMOTIONAL I HAVE LIVED THROUGH SOME THINGS WITH THIS FLAG THEY TOLD DR WIKING TO WAIT TIME FOR WAITING IS OVER >> MAYOR JOHNNY McGEE SAYS THE FLAG WHICH CONTAINS THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG IS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF THE PAST HE IS ALSO ASKING THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO RETIRE IT AS WELL

>> A FORMER CHICAGO BEAR FOUND HIMSELF FACE TO FACE WITH ACTUAL BEARS OUTSIDE HIS HOUSE THIS HAPPENED TO HAHA CLINTON-DIX EARLIER THIS WEEK WATCH HOW HE RUNS AWAY FROM THE GRIZZLY THE BEARS THEY GET SCARED BY HIS >>> IT'S ALMOST JULY AND THE U

S JUST SHATTERED THE SINGLE-DAY TOTAL FOR MOST NEW REPORTED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, BY ALMOST 10,000 AS WEDNESDAY CLOCKED IN AT 45,557 NEW CASES >> ALSO, THE NEW WARNING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS ARE THEY AT GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING AND SPREADING THE DISEASE? >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE THREE MEN ACCUSED IN THE DEADLY SHOOTING OF AHMAUD ARBERY NOW, OFFICIALLY INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY >> PLUS, WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO RAN TOWARD A BURNING TRUCK TO SAVE THE DRIVER, JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE NATIONWIDE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 IS REACHING NEW HEIGHTS CASES ARE RISING IN OVER 20 STATES NEARLY 24 MILLION AMERICANS ARE NOW INFECTED AFTER INFECTIONS SET A SINGLE-DAY NATIONAL RECORD APPROACHING 46,000, THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNS IT MAY BE A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE DEATH TOLL CATCHES UP IN HOUSTON, THE INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AT HOSPITALS COULD SURPASS TOTAL OCCUPANCY BY THURSDAY CURRENTLY, 97% OF BEDS ARE OCCUPIED

>> IN CALIFORNIA, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, THEY ARE STAYING SHUT JUST A LITTLE LONGER DISNEY LAND WAS SET TO REOPEN JULY 17th BUT NOW, THAT'S POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE UPPICK IN CASES >> THE PANDEMIC, ALSO SENT THE STOCK MARKET INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL THE DOW DROPPING 700 POINTS WHILE THE S&P 500 AND NASDAQ BOTH FELL MORE THAN 2%, MAKING IT THE WORST DAY SINCE JUNE 11th OUR KARI SANDERS HAS MORE ON HOW THE VIRUS IS AFFECTING YOUNG AMERICANS KARI, GOOD MORNING >> FRANCES, A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSES IN FLORIDA ON WEDNESDAY 5,511

AND THE FEAR IS THE NUMBER COULD GO UP EVEN GREATER TODAY OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE GROWING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG YOUNG FROM FLORIDA >> WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION, IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN, WHERE AT LEAST 34 CASES ARE ALL LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH THIS WARNING

>> IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING INFECTED, MOST OF THEM ARE, REALLY, QUITE YOUNG 20s, EARLY 30s THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE GO OUT YOU FEEL PENT UP GO OUT TO A BAR, DON'T WEAR A MASK >> DARA SWEAT RECENTLY WENT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH NO MASKS AFTERWARDS, THE ENTIRE GROUP TESTED POSITIVE SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE TAKE IT SLOW DON'T BE IN SUCH A RUSH TO GO OUT TO THE BARS, SO QUICKLY

THIS VIRUS IS NOT GONE >> FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, CORONAVIRUS IS NOT DEADLY THE DANGER IS THAT THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE BUT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARSON DAVIS DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17 BUT STILL, MANY ON CLEARWATER BEACH ARE NOT CONCERNED

>> JUST BE CAREFUL ABOUT IT >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, REALLY? >> NOT — NOT — NOT ANYMORE, I'M REALLY NOT >> HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY RECOGNIZE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THAT PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IS SOMEWHAT CONFUSING BECAUSE EVERY COMMUNITY HAS THEIR OWN SET OF REGULATIONS FRANCES >> KARI, THANK YOU >>> AS CORONAVIRUS COURSES ACROSS THE NATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOCUSING HIS ATTENTION ELSEWHERE

MR TRUMP IS HEADING TO WISCONSIN, TODAY, TO TOUR A NAVY CONTRACTOR SHIPYARD ONE DAY AFTER WELCOMING THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND HE IS THE FIRST WORLD LEADER TO VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT, TRACIE POTTS, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE

TRACIE, THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS VIRUS >> YEAH THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO DOWNPLAY THIS, DESPITE THAT NEW RECORD THAT YOU JUST TALKED ABOUT MORE THAN 45,000 CASES, NOW, AS OF OVERNIGHT, IN JUST ONE DAY THE HIGHEST SO FAR IN THE U

S 23 STATES ARE SEEING CASES RISING ESPECIALLY, IN THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY, IN THE WEST, WHICH ARE AREAS WHERE REOPENINGS HAPPENED EARLIER, RATHER THAN LATER NOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON A VACCINE HE HAS SAID HE THINKS A VACCINE CAN BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND HE IS NOW SAYING IT LOOKS LIKE VACCINE DEVELOPMENT IS ON TRACK >> WE ARE MAKING GREAT PROGRESS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES AS FAR AS THE JOINING WITH US ON THE VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS, BY THE WAY BECAUSE THERAPEUTICS TO ME, IF YOU GAVE ME A CHOICE RIGHT NOW, PROBABLY, THERAPEUTICALLY, MAYBE I'D LIKE THAT EVEN BETTER BUT WE'RE WORKING VERY WELL ON BOTH I THINK WE'RE COMING UP WITH SOME GREAT ANSWERS I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A BIG SURPRISE, A BEAUTIFUL SURPRISE, SOONER THAN ANYBODY WOULD THINK

>> NOW, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, FACING SOME CRITICISM FOR PULLING FEDERAL FUNDING FROM 13 TESTING SITES, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND THERE'S A LOT OF PUSHBACK COMING FROM HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN FACT, AN EXPLOSIVE PHONE CALL WITH REPORTERS, THAT ENDED ABRUPTLY, AFTER REPORTERS QUESTIONED THIS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYING THAT THEY ARE PUTTING MONEY INTO TESTING CENTERS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF — OR HUNDREDS OF TEST CENTERS, ELSEWHERE MANY OF THEM, IN RETAIL LOCATIONS BACK TO YOU

>> VALID QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED TRACIE, THANK YOU >> THREE WHITE MEN WHO ARE ALL ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY HAVE ALL BEEN INDICTED BY A GRAND JURY TRAVIS McMICHAEL, GREG McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM RODDY BRYAN, ALL FACED ALLEGATIONS OF MALICE MURDER AND FELONY MURDER THE INDICTMENT ACCUSES THE THREE MEN OF COLLECTIVELY CAUSING THE 25-YEAR-OLD'S DEATH ON FEBRUARY 23rd 6789 LAWYERS FOR THE SUSPECT SAID WHAT THEY DID WAS NOT CRIMINAL THE CHARGES COME ONE DAY AFTER A KENTUCKY DETECTIVE WAS FIRED OVER THE KILLING OF BREONNA TAYLOR NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER HAS MORE

>> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THREE MEN, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND WILLIAM BRYAN ARE FACING, EACH, NINE CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRINMENT IT TOOK LESS THAN TEN MINUTES TO INDICT THE THREE MEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHOSE FINAL MOMENTS WERE CAPTURED ON CAMERA >> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD >> ATTORNEYS FOR ALL THREE HAVE CAUTIONED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BUT FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, IT WAS NEWS SHE HAD LONG AWAITED >> GOD HEARS MY PRAYERS HE HEARS MY CRIES

AND I KNEW EVENTUALLY HE WOULD WORK IT OUT >> ARBERY'S FEBRUARY DEATH COMPELLED GEORGIA LAWMAKERS TO TAKE THIS HISTORIC STEP >> THIS IS A TDEFINING MOMENT FO GEORGIA >> PASSING A HATE CRIMES BILL AFTER YEARS OF FAILED ATTEMPTS >> I'M HAPPY BECAUSE THE BILL FINALLY PASSED BUT ALSO, SAD AT THE SAME TIME THAT AHMAUD HAD TO LOSE HIS LIFE FOR THIS TYPE OF BILL TO BE PASSED

>> GEORGE GEIA HAD BEEN JUST ON FOUR STATES WITHOUT A HATE CRIME LIEU LAW ON THE BOOKS >> I THINK THIS MESSAGE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SENT A LONG TIME AGO THAT YOU CANNOT TARGET PEOPLE BASED ON RACE IF THIS LAW WAS ALREADY IN PLACE, THEN AHMAUD WOULD STILL BE HERE >> AR BERRY'S MOTHER WILL MEET WITH THE MOTHER OF BREONNA TAYLOR ONE OF THEM, BRETT HANKISON FIRED THIS WEEK IN A SCATHING TERMINATION LETTER, THE CHIEF WRITES YOU DISPLAYED EXTREME INDIFFERENCE TO THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE WHEN YOU WANTON LIE AND BLINDLY FIRED TEN ROUNDS INTO THE APARTMENT OF BREONNA TAYLOR I FIND YOUR CONDUCT A SHOCK TO THE CONSCIENCE YOUR ACTIONS HAVE BROUGHT DISCREDIT UPON YOURSELF AND THE DEPARTMENT BRETT HANKISON FIRED TEN SHOTS HOWEVER, THERE WERE OVER 32 SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOME

SO, YOU KNOW, THERE — THERE'S STILL OFFICERS — OFFICERS THAT WERE PRESENT THAT ARE OUT THERE, THAT NEED TO BE CHARGED AND FIRED AS WELL >> HANKISON'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE FIRED IN RESPONSE TO GUNFIRE DIRECTED AT THE OFFICERS ADDING, THE FACTS ARE NOT YET IN HANKISON IS APPEALING HIS TERMINATION >> AND IN A STATEMENT TO NBC NEWS, THE ATTORNEY FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING THEY LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS IN THE COURT OF LAW FRANCES >> BLAYNE, THANK YOU >>> ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WILL TESTIFY BEFORE THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE NEXT MONTH AFTER WITNESSES TOLD LAWMAKERS THEY HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN BIG CASES, INCLUDING ROGER STONE'S MEANWHILE, FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN SCORED A BIG LEGAL VICTORY BUT THAT CASE MIGHT NOT BE OVER, JUST YET NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS HAS MORE

>> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD SOON BE OVER BECAUSE OF AN ORDER FROM THE PANEL OF THE WASHINGTON, DC APPEALS COURT BY A 2-1 VOTE, A RULING WRITTEN BY TRUMP APPOINTEE, THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND GUESSED BY A JUDGE, UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO TRICK THE DEFENDANT BY DROPPING CHARGES AND REFILING THEM SO THE COURT SAID JUDGE EMMET SULLIVAN MUST GRANT THE MOTION TO DISMISS THE CHARGES AGAINST FLYNN

>> I AM VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY >> FLYNN, HIMSELF, TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT, FOR OUR COUNTRY >> HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND, TWICE, PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE U

S BUT LAST MONTH, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO QUESTION FLYNN, IN THE FIRST PLACE FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER IT LOOKS THAT WAY

BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK >> ALSO, HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE HANDLING OF THE PROSECUTION OF ROGER STONE, A FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AIDE CAREER PROSECUTORS RESIGNED FROM THE CASE AFTER BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE ONE OF THOSE LAWYERS SAID A SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED ROGER STONE DIFFERENTLY, FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT ROGER STONE A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> A SPOKESMAN FOR BARR SAYS HE THOUGHT THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION WAS TOO HARSH AND NOTED THAT THE JUDGE'S SENTENCE WAS MORE IN LINE WITH HIS THINKING OF WHAT WAS APPROPRIATE >> OUR THANKS TO PETE WILLIAMS FOR THAT REPORT

>> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR THURSDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING, ACTUALLY, SEVERE WEATHER THREAT PICK UP ACROSS BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, TO MISSISSIPPI WHERE WE HAVE CONFIRMED TORNADOS IN THAT AREA THIS WHOLE SYSTEM IS ON THE MOVE IT'S HEADED TOWARD CENTRAL GEORGIA INTO THE CAROLINAS SO GOING TO BE A PRETTY SOGGY DAY IN THAT AREA ALSO, WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER PICKING UP FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS FOR THAT SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA DUE TO A COLD FRONT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>> SO HOUSTON, TODAY IT'S GOING TO BE A SOGGY ONE ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN 85 DEGREES AND THAT REALLY IMPACTS THE DEEP SOUTH AS WELL NORTHERN PLAINS WHERE STORMS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON, INTO YOUR MID-EVENING STILL WATCHING THESE STORMS

BUT THE HEAT CONTINUES TO BUILD WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT, COMING UP >> ALL RIGHT, JANESSA THANK YOU DRAMATIC VIDEO HERE OF A CALIFORNIA DEPUTY RESCUING A MAN FROM A FIERY CRASH, JUST MOMENTS BEFORE IT BECAME ENGULFED IN FLAMES >> CAN YOU GET OUT COME ON! COME ON! >> THE OFFICER HELPED THE DRIVER REMOVE HIS SEATBELT, AND PULLED HI THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAS LAUNCHED FUNDRAISING EFFORTS THERE IN HOPES OF KEEPING ITS DOORS OPEN

THE STONEWALL INN, SAY IT'S ON THE VERGE OF CLOSING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC A GO FUND ME PAGE IS NOW COLLECTING DONATIONS TO KEEP THE HISTORIC LANDMARK OPEN SO FAR, IT HAS RAISED OVER $81,000 ON FRIDAY, A STAR-STUDDED EVENT FEATURING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, DEMI LOVATO AND MORE WILL BE HELD TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL RIOTS >> THIS COMES AFTER 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION, URGING OFFICIALS TO INVESTIGATE THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McLANE IN AUGUST, McLANE WAS STOPPED BY THREE WHITE OFFICERS AS HE WALKED HOME WITH A MASK ON, AND GROCERIES IN HIS HANDS POLICE WERE RESPONDING TO A CALL OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON INVESTIGATORS SAY McLANE RESISTED ARREST, AND A STRUGGLE ENSUED OFFICERS WRESTLED McLANE TO THE GROUND AND ACCORDING TO POLICE REPORTS, AN OFFICER PLACED HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD AND HE LOST CONSCIOUSNESS THEY RELEASED THE HOLD AND STRUGGLED AGAIN AND HE DIED THREE DAYS LATER

>> NASCAR STAR BUBBA WALLACE SPOKE OUT WEDNESDAY AFTER THE FBI CONCLUDED NO CRIME WAS COMMITTED WHEN A NOOSE WAS FOUND AT HIS GARAGE STALL NBC'S SAM BROCK REPORTS THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF UNANSWERED QUESTIONS >> Reporter: THE SPECIAL AGENTS COMBING THE GARAGE STALLS OF TALLADEGA ARE GONE BUT FOR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE >> I WAS RELIEVED, JUST LIKE MANY OTHERS, TO KNOW THAT IT WASN'T TARGETED TOWARDS ME >> THE RELIEF OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE CRIME, STILL COMES WITH CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE WALLACE SPOKE WITH TODAY'S CRAIG MELVIN >> THE PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT I'VE SEEN AND THAT I HAVE, IN MY POSSESSION, OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A GARAGE IT IS

THAT IS A NOOSE >> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTO SHARED WITH WALLACE, BUT IT'S CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION >> THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD, IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO — INTO THIS >> FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE, AT LEAST AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2019 WELL BEFORE WALLACE'S TEAM ARRIVED, AND MONTHS BEFORE HIS CALL FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IN THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO POSTED IN DECEMBER, APPEARS TO SHOW THAT SAME GARAGE STALL, WITH A PULL ROPE HANGING FROM IT IN THE SHAPE OF A NOOSE IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THIS IS THE SAME VIDEO SEEN BY THE FBI BUT NASCAR CONFIRMS IT CHECKED ALL THE STALLS AT TALLADEGA AND ONE, BUBBA WALLACE'S, HAD A PULL ROPE CONFIGURED INTO A NOOSE

>> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AS SOME KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED, ONE CONCLUSION IS IRONCLAD >> THAT WAS A SIGN OF WHAT NASCAR IS IT'S FAMILY, UNITY, SOLIDARITY >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONE >>> I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT IT'S BEEN SO HELPFUL AND SO SHOCKING TO SEE SOMETHING GET SO BIG, THAT ONLY HAPPENED WITHIN A FEW MINUTES

>> SO THAT'S LEMON GUTIERREZ, >>> THEY HAVE AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AFTER SOMEONE POSTED ON FACEBOOK THAT HE REFUSED TO SERVE HER WHEN SHE WAS NOT WEARING A MASK AT PAGE WAS SET UP SO FAR, WAS RAISED OVER $18,000 >> IF IT WERE NOT FOR HER, THAT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED >>> THEY WERE HURT AFTER FIREWORKS SHOT THROUGH A WINDOW

NONSTOP FIREWORKS WERE FLYING TOWARDS THE APARTMENT WHEN ONE CRASHED THROUGH THE FIFTH FLOOR WINDOW 3-YEAR-OLD WAS BURNED AND NEEDED STITCHES LEGAL FIREWORKS HAVE BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE IN NEW YORK AND OTHER STATES >>> LOOK AT THIS FOOTAGE OF A MASSIVE GREAT WHITE SHARK BENEATH SURFERS IN CAPE TOWN VIDEO RIGHT HERE SHOWS IT SWAM RIGHT UP TO THEM

THEY SENT OUT A WARNING THAT THEY SHOULD STEER CLEAR OF THE BEACHES SINCE SHARK TRAFFIC IS INCREASING SHARK ATTACKS AND SHARK BITES ARE DOWN BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS BUT — >> IT DID NOT ATTACK IT WAS MINDING HIS OWN BUSINESS LET'S CHECK IN WITH THE METEOROLOGIST >> BE AWARE THAT WE ARE WATCHING THIS

IT WILL IMPACT FLORIDA IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE BEACH, THE AIR QUALITY CAN BE AN ISSUE FOR THE DEEP SOUTH WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK >>> THE WORLD'S LARGEST MARATHON HAS BEEN SCRAPPED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON CANCELED AFTER ORGANIZERS DECIDED IT WAS TOO HIGH 2000 RUNNERS AND NEARLY 1 MILLION FANS A LINEUP ALONG THE COURSE

IT WOULD'VE BEEN HIS 50th ANNIVERSARY >>> WENT AFTER ANNOUNCING PLANS TO BEGIN THE 2020 SEASON, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DETAILS A LIST OF CORONAVIRUS SAFETY PROTOCOLS PLAYERS WILL UNDERGO COVID-19 TESTING EVERY OTHER DAY DURING THE SEASON THOSE WHO TEST POSITIVE WILL BE PLACED ON WOULD INJURED THIS AND CANNOT RETURN TO THE FIELD UNTIL THEY TEST NEGATIVE TWICE CONSECUTIVELY >>> THEY CANNOT ARGUE WITH UMPIRES AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT

>>> IT IS SOMETHING TO WATCH >> IT WAS A GOOD PLAN >>> PRINCE WILLIAMS VISITED THE OXFORD-BASED SCIENTISTS TRYING TO DEVELOP A VACCINE FOR COVID-19 AND MET WITH PARTICIPANTS THAT ARE HELPING TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT WORKS IT WAS DEVELOPED BY SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD AND THEY HAVE SHOWN SOME ENCOURAGING SIGNS OVER 100 VACCINES ARE BEING TESTED AROUND THE WORLD

>>> NBA SEASON RESTART WILL FOCUS ON SPARKING SOCIAL CHANGE THEY SAID THEY WILL TAKE COLLECTIVE ACTION TO COMBAT SYSTEMIC RACISM AND PROMOTE SOCIAL JUSTICE THEY SAID DEALING WITH THE RACIAL MATTERS WILL BE A SHARED GOAL THE NBA COMMISSIONER AND THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR HELD A MEETING WITH LEAGUE OFFICIALS AND PLAYERS ON AN ARRAY OF TOPICS INCLUDING GREATER INCLUSION OF BLACK OWNED AND OPERATED BUSINESSES THE FORMER NBA FOUNDATION WILL RESTART IN FLORIDA NEXT MONTH

>>> THE MAYOR DELIVERED AN EMOTIONAL SPEECH AS HE ANNOUNCED IN ORDER THAT STOPPED FLYING THE STATE FLAG IN THE CITY >> I DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR BEING EMOTIONAL I HAVE LIVED THROUGH SOME THINGS AND AS THEY TOLD US TO WAIT, TIME WAS WASTING >> THE MAYOR SAYS THE FLAG WHICH CONTAINS THE BATTLE FLAG IS A REMINDER OF THE PAST BUT IS PAINFUL AND ASSESSING LEGISLATOR TO RETIRE IT >>> THE FORMER CHICAGO BEARS WILL GO FACE-TO- FACE WITH ACTUAL BEARERS

IT HAPPENED RIGHT HERE THE BEAR WAS SCARED BY A SCOOTER >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> WE ARE A PART OF YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:30 AND 8:30 >> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM OF WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED UPON, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 PM EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCKS IT IS STREAMING, PREMIERING, WITH TV, AND MOVIES THEY HAVE ORIGINAL CHARACTERS AND BREAKING NEWS

THERE IS MORE IT IS TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, IT IS TRENDING, MINDBENDING, LATE-NIGHT, EARLY MORNING, AND YOU WILL REMEMBER AND WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE IT IS FOR YOU IT IS FREE THAT IS PEACOCK

THAT IS WHAT THAT IS WHY YOU CAN NOT WATCH >> WE ARE REMINDED ABOUT THIS >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

I REMEMBER WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL? THAT IS MY THING >> WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> IT IS THE TEXAS CRISIS CORONAVIRUS CASES SWELLING IN THE LONE STAR STATE

GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT IS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE OUT OR GO TO WORK, THEN STAY AT HOME >> MORE THAN 2200 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED HERE WITH TOTAL CASES OF COVID-19 NEAR 125,000 THE MAYOR THREATENING TO TEMPORARILY PULL LICENSES OF BUSINESSES ALLOWING TOO MANY CUSTOMERS WHO ARE NOT ENFORCING MASK REQUIREMENTS >> WE WANT TO CRACK DOWN ON PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES

>> THE MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS 97% OF THE AREAS CURRENT ICU BEDS ARE FILLED AND NEARLY 3 OUT OF 10 WITH COVID PATIENTS ONE DOCTOR OVERSEES MORE THAN A DOZEN FACILITIES FOR HOUSTON METHODIST AND ONE OF THE AREAS LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS HAS TRIPLED SINCE MEMORIAL DAY >> FOR THOSE OF US NOT ON THE FRONT LINE AND NOT IN THE HOSPITAL EVERY DAY, HOW BAD IS IT IN HOUSTON? >> OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS, THINGS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CRESCENDOED AND THERE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE UPTICK IN CASES >> IN HAYES COUNTY, THEY HAVE MORE THAN HALF OF THE POSITIVE CASES, INCLUDING TEXAS UNIVERSITY STUDENTS LIKE CARTER, WHO TESTED POSITIVE AFTER A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN

>> I HAD FUN WITH MY FRIENDS IT SO HAPPENED THAT I GOT CORONA AND NOW I AM SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES >> THE COMMUNITY IS SUFFERING AS WELL WITH INFECTION RATES CONTINUING TO RISE DRAMATICALLY >> THE NUMBERS ARE VERY CONCERNING AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE ARE REALLY RUNNING OUT OF CAPACITY AND INTO A CRISIS SITUATION NOW >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, STARTING AT 6 AM STERN >>> ACROSS THE BELT, STATES ARE SHATTERING RECORDS WITH FLORIDA WITH MORE THAN 5000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY TO CALIFORNIA WITH OVER 7000 IN A DAY DISNEYLAND'S REOPENING IS NOW DELAYED

NOT EVEN THE SCORCHING SUN OR 110 DEGREE HEAT CAN STOP THE VIRUS IN ARIZONA AS HOSPITALIZATIONS SORE >> I WAS NOT WEARING A MASK AND I FELT INVINCIBLE >> JIMMY WAS HOSPITALIZED EARLIER THIS MONTH AND A 30- YEAR-OLD THINKS HE GOT IT AT A BAR >> I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION, RIGHT BUT FOR ME I DID NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY FOR MYSELF, WHICH WAS A VERY TERRIBLE MISTAKE >> WITH THE ICU BEDS NOW FULL, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE WORRIED

>> INDICATORS ARE BAD IN ARIZONA >> THIS FORMER DIRECTOR IS TALKING ABOUT IT >> THE TIME TO STEP UP IS NOT WHEN YOU HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL THE TIME IS TO STEP UP NOW SO YOU ARE PREPARED FOR WHEN IT HAPPENS >> THEY ARE DAUNTING OBSTACLES FOR BUSINESSES THAT HAVE REOPENED WHERE IN SOME CASES, MORE HAS HAPPENED

>> IT COULD BE LIFE OR DEATH FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE AND I AM GOING TO DO THE BEST I CAN WITH WHAT WE HAVE >> THEY INITIALLY PLANNED TO LAUNCH THEIR NEWEST RESTAURANT IN MARCH BUT INSTEAD THEY OPENED IN MAY WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH LIMITS CAPACITY TO AROUND 40% >> I WORRY ABOUT IF I BRING SOMETHING HOME TO MY HUSBAND AND WE GO DOWN, WE ARE THE OWNER OF THIS BUSINESS IS I CANNOT STAY AT HOME AND EXPECT MY EMPLOYEES TO BE HERE ON THE FRONT LINE WITHOUT SUPPORTING THEM >> OTHER RESTAURANTS DO TAKE OUT SO THOSE BUSINESSES ARE FARING BETTER DURING THE PANDEMIC

ONE OF HER BIGGEST CHALLENGES, SHE SAYS, IS DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO WEAR A MASK >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE FLORIDA HAS A RECORD 511 POSITIVE TESTS IN A SINGLE DAY

THAT IS WHERE MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN FOUND AGED 65 OR OLDER YOUNGER PEOPLE, MANY WHO FEEL THEY ARE INDIFFERENT TO THE VIRUS, ARE NOW FINDING THEY ARE SICK AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL 15% OF ALL OF THE STATE CORONAVIRUS -RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE NOW COME FROM PEOPLE AGE 25 TO 44 AND THAT IS FROM THE STATISTICS AND THEY SAY A SECOND TEENAGER IN FLORIDA HAS DIED FROM COVID- 19 >> WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> RESIDENCE IN ALABAMA AND ARIZONA AND FLORIDA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA AND TEXAS ARE BEING TOLD THAT IF THEY TRAVEL TO NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY OR CONNECTICUT, THEY SHOULD SELF QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

THE EPICENTER HAS BEEN IN THAT TRI- STATE AREA AND THE CONCERN NOW IS THAT PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST THAT TRAVELING TO THE NEW YORK REGION AND CAUSE THE PROBLEM TO RESUME ALL OVER AGAIN >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT WAS NEW MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, STARTING AT 6:00 >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER 10 DAYS OF DELIBERATION

A GRAND JURY INDICTING THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES FOR THE DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY >> THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR GETTING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD ARBERY >> THEY ARE CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, FALSE IMPRISONMENT AND FELONY MURDER AND ALSO THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD RECORDED A VIDEO OF AHMAUD ARBERY'S FINAL MOMENTS FOR THE MOTHER OF INDICTMENT IS ENCOURAGING STEP >> THIS ENCOURAGES US TO FIGHT

WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO >> HE WAS UNARMED ENOUGH FOR A JOG WHEN HE WAS PUSHED THROUGH IN A PICKUP TRUCK McMICHAEL TOLD POLICE THAT THEY FOLLOWED ARE VERY BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND TRAVIS FIRED HIS SHOTGUN WHEN HE BEGAN TO QUOTE ATTACK AND A LAWYER FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAID HIS CLIENT WOULD PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING WE LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS REGARDING THE TRAGIC DEATH IN A COURT OF LAW GREGORY McCORKLE CALLED HIM A GOOD PERSON AND WARNED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT

KEVIN GOFF URGED THE DEED TO CONSIDER BOND >> WE WELCOME THE ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY TODAY WHILE WE DISAGREE WITH IT IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO GETTING THIS CASE CLOSER TO A SPOTTY TRIAL >> IT IS A HUGE STEP WE BELIEVE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WERE FILED

>> IT COMES HOURS AFTER GEORGIA LAWMAKER PASSED A BILL ENFORCING THAT FOR HATE CRIMES THERE ONE OF FOUR STATES WITHOUT SUCH A LONG THEY SAY THAT AHMAUD ARBERY'S DEATH HELPED PUSH THE BILL THROUGH FOR HIS MOTHER IT IS ALL MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD >> TODAY, I LEARNED ABOUT THE INDICTMENT I AM VERY PLEASED I DO BELIEVE THE CASE IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

>> YOU ARE WATCHING 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 WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN

>>> THIS IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE THIS IS A JARRING HEADLINE THAT THE US SAYS THEY HAVE THE HIGHEST RECORD EVER IN A SINGLE DAY NEW CASE OF CORONAVIRUS HOW ALARMING IS THIS TO YOU? >> GOOD MORNING, IT IS PRETTY ALARMING AND PRETTY WORRISOME

OBVIOUSLY, WE HAD HOPES THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE VIRUS AT BAE BUT WE ARE SEEING RESURGENCE IS LARGELY BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE COMING WITH NOT ENOUGH HELP IN PLACE AND UNLESS WE TAKE MORE SIGNIFICANT ACTION, WORSE IS TO COME >> I AM SURE YOU FEEL LIKE A BROKEN RECORD BUT IT THINK IT REALLY BEARS UNDERSCORING A LOT OF FOLKS ARE SITTING THERE GOING, OKAY, WE HAVE THIS 46,000 NUMBER OF CASES AND IT SOUNDS TERRIBLE AND IT IS TERRIBLE BUT WE ARE TESTING MORE AND MANY OF THOSE CASES WE KNOW ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GET AS SICK IS THAT NEEDED CONTEXT RIGHT NOW? HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> THE CONTEXT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT WE HAVE VERY GOOD EVIDENCE

HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE GOING UP, AND WE ARE CLEARLY IDENTIFYING MORE INFECTIONS MORE ARE GETTING INFECTED AND FIRST, YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET PRETTY SICK WE JUST HEARD ABOUT A TEENAGER WHO DIED AND WE DO NOT KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE BUT MORE AND MORE EVIDENCE IS THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES AND OF COURSE YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT JUST A AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE THEY SPEND TIME WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND GET OTHERS SICK

I DO NOT TAKE A LOT OF COMFORT IN THAT DATA I'M STILL PRETTY WORRIED ABOUT THAT SETTING >> LET'S LOOK AT THESE HOTSPOTS WE HAVE TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA AND FLORIDA THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE AT A TIPPING POINT

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW TO STOP THIS WILDFIRE FROM GETTING REALLY OUT OF CONTROL? >> I THINK THAT WILDFIRE IS A GOOD ANALOGY AND WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW, IMMEDIATELY, I THINK THOSE STATES NEED A PUBLIC MASK LAW THAT SAYS YOU CANNOT GO OUT INTO PUBLIC OR TO RESTAURANTS OR PUBLIC SPACES WITHOUT A MASK SECOND, I THINK ALL LARGE GATHERINGS LIKE NIGHTCLUBS ARE STILL OPEN IN PLACES AND RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN I REALLY THINK THE STATE HAS TO LOOK AT WHETHER THEY CAN SUSTAIN HAVING INDOOR RESTAURANT AT ALL AND THAN WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, YOU HAVE TO PUT EVEN MORE EFFORT ON TRACING NOT JUSTIFY MORE CASES BUT TO ISOLATE PEOPLE IS SOUND THAT IS THE STRATEGY WE HAVE THAT NEEDS TO BE IMPLEMENTED RIGHT AWAY >> IT IS A CRITICAL MOMENT

THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR PERSPECTIVE YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN

>>> THEY LINED UP BY THE HUNDREDS AND AFTER 103 DAYS, THE MOST DEDICATED AMONG US ARE WEARING FACE MASKS AND FEELING THE ICONIC LANDMARK ONCE AGAIN >> THE ONLY WAY, 675 — THEY WILL OPEN UP THE EXERCISES WORTH IT AFTER LOCKED DOWN ENDED, TOURISTS ARE EXCITED >> HE DREAM ABOUT THIS

YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD ACTUALLY BE HERE >> THE SOUND AND ENERGY BUSTLING, CREEPING BACK >> IT IS VERY DEPRESSING TO HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER CLOSED WE MISSED IT BEING A TOURIST AND PICNICKING AND STROLLING AROUND PEOPLE ARE THE LIFE OF PARENTS

AND THEY HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THAT FOR MONTHS THROUGH THEIR LOCKED DOWN AND NOW THEY ARE GOING BACK TO NORMALCY AND THEY WANT TO GO TO THE EIFFEL TOWER BEFORE IT RETURNS >> MY MOM HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GO TO THE EIFFEL TOWER THAT IS GOAL NUMBER ONE TO HAVE IT OPEN SEEMS LIKE CELEBRATION IT IS ASSIGNED A VICTORY

>> THE BIG EXCITEMENT WAS NO PERMIT AND WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE NOW? >> LIFE HAS BEEN GREAT WE HAVE BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF TIME OUTDOORS AND ENJOYING ALL OF THE SITES, LIKE THE EIFFEL TOWER WITHOUT THE TOURS BECAUSE IT IS A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN PARIS WHERE IT IS ALMOST LIKE A SECRET CITY >> I MISS SEEING THAT BECAUSE IT IS LIKE A PERSONAL CONNECTION >> THE ROMANCE THAT MAKES THE CITY SO FAMOUS ONCE AGAIN ON FULL DISPLAY AT LEAST FOR NOW >> THIS CITY RUNS ON TOURISM AND IT IS HURTING

IF THEY GO THROUGH ON THEIR BAND OF AMERICAN TRAVELS THAT WILL HURT EVEN MORE BUT THEY SAY WATCHING THE US, THEY FEEL SAFE ENOUGH TO BE IN PARIS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT WAS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> IT IS THE FAMILIAR SOUND OF SUMMER AND A WELCOME RELIEF THIS FAMILY GOT A NEW BACKYARD POOL JUST IN TIME

>> I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 40 YEARS AND THIS IS THE BUSIEST SEASON I HAVE EVER SEEN >> THEY ARE WAITING FOR A SMALL POOL AFTER THREE MONTHS >> THEY HAVE DOUBLED WAS THE INDUSTRY HAS EVER SEEN >> THEY HAVE BEEN FILLING ORDERS AS FALL AS OHIO IS OTHER COMPANIES RUN OUT OF INVENTORY >> THEY ARE NOT TAKING VACATIONS

THEY ARE STAYING HOME AND WANT TO ENJOY THEIR BACKYARD >> THEY HAVE CHAPLAINS AND SWING SETS THAT ARE UP IN SALES THEY ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH KIDS AT HOME >> MANY HAVE BEEN COOPED UP FOR MONTHS AND THEY ARE NOW REOPENING BIKE SALES ARE SURGING AND WE NEED A LITTLE MORE SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR

>> BIKE SALES ROSE BY 120% THEY CANNOT KEEP UP WITH DEMAND >> THEY ARE GOING TO TOWN >> DIFFERENT BIKES ARE FLYING OUT THE DOOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS IN APRIL, THEY HIT $1 BILLION FOR THE MONTH NATIONWIDE, A RECORD

>> BIKES ARE GOING TO BE ESSENTIAL AS LONG AS THINGS ARE SHUT DOWN AND THERE IS NOT A LOT OF ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE TO DO WE ARE GOING TO BE BUSY >> IF WE HUNKERED AT HOME, WE HAVE MORE HOBBIES WE WANT TO DO, LIKE GARDENING KATHY HAD NEVER SEEN SO MANY FIRST TIME GARDENERS >> IT HAS BEEN OVER THE TOP

IN ADDITION TO BUYING VEGETABLES, THEY NEED TOOLS AND THEY NEED SHOVELS AND RAKES AND VEGETABLE BEDS >> AS MANY GROW THEIR PANDEMIC GARDEN, THEY ARE GOING BEYOND THIS CHANNELS IN SEASON >> DURING THIS HARD TIME, PEOPLE ARE COMING IN AND THEY ARE HAPPY AND JOYOUS AND THEY ARE GLAD THAT WE ARE OPEN AND HOPING IT STAYS >> ANOTHER BRIGHT SPOT, WE ARE SEEING MORE EXPENSIVE BRANDS NOT DOING SO WELL CROCS ARE DOING WELL ACCORDING TO A SURVEY

THEY ARE UP 14% IN MARCH AND THEY HAVE BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME 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

WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >> IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A JOB, OUR CORRESPONDENT IS HERE THE QUESTION IS WE HEARD ABOUT THE POOLS AND THE BIKES BUT WHAT PLACES ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE IDEA IS GO WHERE THE JOBS ARE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR SKILL SET IS

IF YOU'VE ONLY BEEN IN SALES OR CUSTOMER SERVICE, OR MAYBE WITHIN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY THERE IS NOT A LOT START TO THINK WHERE CAN I TAKE THOSE SKILLS I PROMISE YOU, THEY ARE GOING TO NEED PEOPLE WORKING IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WE KNOW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES LIKE BIG BOX STORES HAPPEN OPEN DO NOT WAIT ANY LONGER WE ARE IN THE NEW NORMAL RIGHT NOW AND CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE MOVING UP AND WE COULD SEE PEOPLE STILL SITTING OUT

YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT SUMMER CAMP MINOR REOPENING YOU MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GO THERE BUT WE KNOW THAT IT IS TIME TO START LEAVING YOUR IDEAS SHIP THEM TO THE JOBS >> SPECIFIC BUSINESSES, WE SHOWED SOME OF THEM THAT ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW IF YOU ARE SITTING AT HOME AND YOU WANT TO WORK, YOU CAN FIND TIPS TO LAND JOBS

>> YOU CAN GO TO AMAZON RIGHT NOW AND GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND SEE SOMETHING IN YOUR AREA TO KEEP THINGS YOU CAN SAY CAN I STRETCH MY SKILLS TO THAT INDUSTRY AND ONE OTHER THING, THERE IS MORE FREE ONLINE TRAINING TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE GO ONLINE AND YOU CAN LEARN AND LEARN ONLINE THIS IS THE TIME WHERE YOU CAN SAY I HAVE ON EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT FOR ANOTHER MONTH TRY TO LEARN ONLINE

>> GREAT TIPS YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> THE GAME WILL START AT THE END OF JULY AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS RELEASING MORE THAN A 100 PAGE GUIDE WITH CHANGES BIG AND SMALL THAT WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE NEW SEASON DURING GAMES, MOST PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT IN DUGOUTS AND SOME WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE STANDS WITH ENTIRE ROWS THERE WILL BE NO FANS ANYWAY ON THE FIELD, SPITTING AND CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PIVOTED BUT CHEWING GUM IS OKAY

NO MORE PICTURES LICKING THEIR FINGERS ON THE MOUND PLAYERS AND UMPIRES MUST DATE SIX FEET AWAY FROM EVERYONE OF THEM EACH TEAMMATE, COACHES AND OPPONENTS, EVEN DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND WHEN IT COMES TO BASEBALL, IT WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GAME EVERY TIME A BALL IS PUNCHED THEY HAVE GUIDELINES FOR ALL OTHER ACTIVITIES WALKERS MUST BE SIX FEET APART AND NO SHOWERS IN THE CLUBHOUSE PLAYERS ARE BANNED FROM HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS AND MEALS ARE RESTRICTED TO ROOM SERVICE

JUST AFTER THE NEW SEASON WAS ANNOUNCED, THREE PLAYERS REPORTEDLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AND MORE THAN 40 PLAYERS AND STAFF TESTED POSITIVE LAST WEEK THEY CAN EXPECT EXTENSIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTING BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO GO TO SPRING TRAINING AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND AS FOR CELEBRATIONS LIKE THIS, AND ALSO SHAVING CREAM PIES, THOSE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING THEY WILL KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY DURING THE PANDEMIC >> WE WANT TO SHOW OUR FANS WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PLAN AND MAKE SURE WE ARE READY SO WE CAN HAVE BASEBALL IN 2020 >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> AMONG ALL THE CHAOS, THEY ARE LEARNING ABOUT PEACE

THIS IS WHAT WE ARE DOING THAT IS ALL I WANT >> TODAY, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS CALLING IT A PANDEMIC ON A BUS IS UNAFFECTED >> WE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE

>> THIS IS GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPIDFIRE >> WE WILL BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK TO MAKE IT STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN BE DOING RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR STABILITY >> HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP

>> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERY DAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST HORRIFIC THINGS >> AMERICA, I THINK ABOUT YOU WITH YOUR KIDS >> I SAID WHY? THEY ARE DIFFERENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS

>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL TOUGH THING HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THEY UNITE US >> THEY DO NOT WORK IN THERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR FAMILIES >> THEY ARE LEARNING WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THEY ARE GOING IN STAGES

SOMATIC UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US >> IT IS BACK TO NORMAL IT IS NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE IS THE UNITED STATES THEY HAVE A UNITED PURPOSE

A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION ALL OF US ARE EXTENDING A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> IT IS A CRISIS OF CASES SWELLING IN THE LONE STAR STATE GOVERNOR GREG ADAMS IS SOUNDING THE ALARM AS INFECTIONS SKYROCKET >> WE DO NOT NEED TO GO TO WORK, THAN STAY AT HOME

>> MORE THAN 2200 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED HERE WILL TOTAL CASES OF COVID-19 NORTH OF 125,000 THE MAYOR OF HOUSTON IS THREATENING TO TEMPORARILY PULL LICENSED BUSINESSES ALLOWING TOO MANY CUSTOMERS BUT NOT ENFORCING MASK REQUIREMENTS >> WE WANT TO REALLY CRACK DOWN ON PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES >> THE MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS 97% OF THE AREAS CURRENT ICU BEDS ARE FILLED AND NEARLY 3 OUT OF 10 ARE COVID PATIENTS THE DOCTOR OVERSEES MORE THAN A DOZEN FACILITIES FOR HOUSTON METHODIST, ONE OF THE LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

ONE THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS HAS TRIPLED SINCE MEMORIAL DAY >> FOR THOSE OF US THAT ARE NOT ON THE FRONT LINES AND NOT IN THE HOSPITAL, HOW BAD IS IT? >> I THINK OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS, THEY HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CRESCENDOED AND THERE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE UPTAKE IN CASES >> FURTHER WEST IN HAYES COUNTY, THOSE FROM 20 TO 29 MAKE MORE THAN HALF OF THE CASES INCLUDING TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARTER, WHO RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE AFTER A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN >> I WENT OUT WITH MY FRIENDS

THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR ACTIONS AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT I GOT CORONA AND NOW I AM SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES >> THE COMMUNITY IS SUFFERING AS WELL WHEN RATES CONTINUE TO RISE DRAMATICALLY >> THE NUMBERS ARE VERY CONCERNING WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE ARE REALLY RUNNING UP CLOSE TO BEING AT CAPACITY/CRISIS SITUATIONS

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN

>>> ACROSS THE SUNBELT STATES ARE SHATTERING RECORDS FROM FLORIDA WITH MORE THAN 5000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY TO CALIFORNIA WITH OVER 7000 IN A DAY DISNEYLAND'S REOPENING IS NOW DELAYED NOT EVEN A SCORCHING SON OF 110 DEGREES HEAT CAN SLOW THE VIRUS IN ARIZONA AS HOSPITALIZATION SORE >> I KIND OF FELT INVINCIBLE >> HE WAS HOSPITALIZED EARLIER THIS MONTH AND THE 30- YEAR-OLD THINKS HE GOT IT AT A BAR

>> I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION BUT FOR ME I DID NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY WHICH I FEEL IS A VERY TERRIBLE MISTAKE >> WITH 88% OF ICU BEDS NOW FULL, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE WORRIED >> INDICATORS ARE BAD IN ARIZONA >> THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF ARIZONA'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES SPEAKS >> THE TIME TO STEP UP IS NOT WHEN YOU HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL

THE TIME TO STEP UP IS NOW SO YOU CAN PREPARE FOR WHEN THAT HAPPENS CEMENT SURGE IN CASES ARE DAUNTING OBSTACLE FOR BUSINESSES AND THOSE THAT JUST OPENED >> I JUST AM GOING TO DO THE BEST I CAN WITH WHAT WE HAVE >> THEY WERE PLANNING TO LAUNCH THEIR NEWEST RESTAURANT IN MARCH BUT INSTEAD THEY OPENED IN MAY WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH LIMIT CAPACITY TO AROUND 40% >> I WORRY ABOUT IF I BRING SOMETHING HOME TO MY HUSBAND AND WE GO DOWN, WE ARE THE OWNER OF THESE BUSINESSES

WE ARE THE FRONT LINE BUT I CANNOT STAY AT HOME WHEN I EXPECT MY EMPLOYEES TO BE HERE WITHOUT SUPPORTING THEM >> ANOTHER RESTAURANT DOES TAKE OUT AND THEY ARE FARING BETTER DURING THE PANDEMIC ONE OF HER BIGGEST CHALLENGES, SHE SAYS, IS DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT WANT TO WEAR MASKS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> FLORIDA HAS A RECORD 5511 POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTS IN A SINGLE DAY THAT IS WHAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DYING FROM THE VIRUS HAVE BEEN AGED 65 OR OLDER

YOUNGER PEOPLE MANY WHO FEEL THAT THEY ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THE VIRUS ARE GETTING SICK AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL 50% OF ALL OF THE STATE, CORONAVIRUS -RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE NOW COME FROM PEOPLE AGES 25 TO 44 AT THE SECOND TEENAGER IN FLORIDA THAT HAS DIED FROM COVID-19 >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> RESIDENTS FROM ALABAMA AND ARIZONA AND FLORIDA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA AND UTAH AND TEXAS ARE BEING TOLD THAT IF THEY TRAVEL TO NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY OR CONNECTICUT, THAT THEY SHOULD SELF QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS AS WE KNOW THE EPICENTER HAS BEEN IN THAT TRI- STATE AREA AND THE CONCERN NOW IS THAT PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST THAT TRAVEL INTO THE NEW YORK REGION COULD CAUSE THE PROBLEM TO RESUME ALL OVER AGAIN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER JUST 10 MINUTES OF DELIBERATION, A GRAND JURY INDICTED THREE BLACK MEN ON MURDER CHARGES FOR THE DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHO IS BLACK

>> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP AND ANOTHER GREAT STEP OF FINDING JUSTICE FOR DR SADIYA KHAN >> INCLUDE: MURDER, COMMITTED ASSAULT AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR GREGORY AND TRAVIS McMICHAEL AND THEIR NEIGHBOR, WILLIAM R BRYAN, WHO RECORDED THIS VIDEO OF AHMAUD ARBERY'S FINAL MOMENTS THE INDICTMENT IS AN ENCOURAGING STEP FOR AHMAUD ARBERY'S MOTHER

HE WAS UNARMED AND OUT FOR A JOG WHEN HE WAS PURSUED BY THE McMICHAELS IN THEIR PICKUP TRUCK THEY FOLLOWED HIM BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND HE FIRED A SHOTGUN WHEN ARE VERY BEGAN TO ATTACK HIM IN A STATEMENT, A LAWYER SAYS THE CLIENT WOULD PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING WE LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL THE FACTS REGARDING THIS TRAGIC DEATH IN THE COURT OF LAW ATTORNEYS HAVE CALLED THEM A GOOD PERSON AND THEY RUSHED TO JUDGMENT RYAN'S LAWYER URGED THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO CONSIDER BOND

>> WE WELCOME THE ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY TODAY WHILE WE DISAGREE WITH IT IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO MOVING THIS CASE CLOSER TO A SPEEDY TRIAL THAT THEY HAVE DEMANDED >> THIS IS A HUGE STEP WE BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE APPROPRIATE CHARGES >> IT COMES HOURS AFTER LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL ENFORCING STERN PUNISHMENT FOR HATE CRIMES, NEIGHBOR ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES WITHOUT SUCH A LAW BEFORE

THEY SAY IT FINALLY HELPED PULL THE BILL THROUGH FOR HIS MOTHER, IT IS ALL MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD >> TODAY, I AM LEARNING ABOUT THIS I AM REALLY PLEASED I THINK WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN

>> THE DOCTOR, THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE IS HERE WITH US WE HAVE SEEN THESE HEADLINES AND IT IS A JARRING ONE THAT THE US SAYS THEY HAVE HAD THEIR HIGHEST RECORD EVER OF SINGLE DAY NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HOW ALARMING IS THIS TO YOU? >> GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON

IT IS PRETTY WORRISOME OBVIOUSLY, WE HAD HOPES THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE VIRUS AT BAY BUT WE ARE SEEING RESURGENCE IS LARGELY BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE OPENED UP TOO QUICKLY AND WITHOUT THE RIGHT SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE AND I AM WORRIED THAT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE INCREASES IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD UNLESS WE TAKE SIGNIFICANT ACTION >> I AM SURE YOU FEEL LIKE A BROKEN RECORD BUT I THINK IT IS WORTH UNDERSCORING A LOT OF FORKS ARE SAYING WE HAVE THIS NUMBER OF CASES AT 46,000 WE ARE TESTING MORE AND MANY OF THOSE CASES WE KNOW ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GET AS SICK IS THAT NEEDED CONTEXT? HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> CONTEXT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT AND WHAT WE KNOW IS THE FOLLOWING

WE HAVE GOOD EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MORE TESTING HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE GOING UP AND WE ARE CLEARLY IDENTIFYING MORE INFECTIONS AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK IT IS NOT JUST MORE TESTING AS TERMS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, FIRST, WE KNOW YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET PRETTY SICK WE HEARD ABOUT THE TEENAGER WHO DIED AND WE DO NOT KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THIS DISEASE BUT MORE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THERE MIGHT BE REAL CONSEQUENCES AND OF COURSE, YOUNG PEOPLE DO NOT GESTATE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE

THEY SPEND TIME WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK I DO NOT TAKE A LOT OF COMFORT IN THOSE PIECES OF DATA I AM WORRIED >> YOU HAVE TEXAS, CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, WHERE THEY ARE AT A TIPPING POINT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW TO STOP THE WILDFIRE FROM GETTING REALLY OUT OF CONTROL

>> I THINK WILDFIRE IS A GOOD ANALOGY HERE AND WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN, IN MY MIND, THEY NEED TO HAVE A PUBLIC MASK LAW THAT SAYS YOU CANNOT GO OUT INTO PUBLIC OR INTO RESTAURANT OR PUBLIC SPACES WITHOUT A MASK THAT IS MINIMUM I THINK THAT ALL LARGE GATHERINGS LIKE NIGHTCLUBS ARE STILL OPEN IN PLACES AND RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN I REALLY THINK THE STATE HAS TO LOOK INTO WHETHER IT CAN SUSTAIN THOSE INDOOR RESTAURANTS AND THEY ARE LOOKING AT HOW THEY HAVE TO PUT MORE EFFORT ON TESTING AND TRACING NOT JUST FOR MORE CASES BUT ISOLATING PEOPLE SO THEY DO NOT INFECT OTHER PEOPLE

THAT IS THE STRATEGY WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT >> IT IS A CRITICAL MOMENT THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR PERSPECTIVE YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> THEY LINED UP BY THE HUNDREDS AFTER 103 DAYS, THE MOST DEDICATED AMONG US OR BRING FACE MASKS AND ARE LOOKING AT THE ICONIC LANDMARK >> THERE WERE 675

THE EXERCISE IS WORTH IT >> NOW, AFTER THE LOCKDOWN ENDED, THEY ARE EXCITED >> I NEVER IMAGINED TO BE HERE >> THE SOUNDS AND ENERGY OF THE BUSTLING CITY IS CREEPING BACK >> IT WAS VERY DEPRESSING TO BE CLOSED

WE MISSED SEEING THE TOURISTS AND THE PICNICKING AND THE STROLLING AROUND BUT WE REALIZE THAT PEOPLE ARE THE LIFE OF PARIS >> EVEN SOME FAMILIES WHO A BEEN FALLING FOR MONTHS DOING THEIR LOCKDOWN AND NOW THEY ARE BIKE RIDING AS THEY EASED BACK TO NORMALCY, AND EVEN THEY WANT TO GO TO THE EIFFEL TOWER BEFORE THE TOURISTS RETURN >> MY MOM HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER THAT IS GOAL NUMBER ONE >> TO HAVE IT OPEN IS LIKE A CELEBRATION

IT FEELS LIKE A SIGNED VICTORY >> THERE WERE NO GOVERNMENT PERMITS AT FIRST WHAT HAS THE LAST WEEK PENLIGHT? >> LIFE HAS BEEN GREAT WE ARE SEEING A LOT OF OUTDOORS AND ENJOYING ALL OF THE SITES, LIKE BURSAE AND THE EIFFEL TOWER WE HAVE HAD THIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN PARIS WHERE IT WAS LIKE A SECRET CITY

>> WHILE THEY ARE BAN, THEY ARE CONNECTING >> THE ROMANCE THAT MAKES THE CITY SO FAMOUS ONCE AGAIN ON FULL DISPLAY AT LEAST UNTIL NOW >> THE CITY RUNS ON TOURISM AND IT IS HURTING IT WILL HURT EVEN MORE BUT THEY SAY WATCHING THE US

, THEY FEEL SAFE IN COMPARISON AND ARE LUCKY TO BE IN PARIS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN

>> IT IS THE FAMILIAR SOUND OF SUMMER AND UNSPOKEN RELIEF THIS FAMILY HAS A NEW BACKYARD POOL THAT THEY GOT JUST IN TIME >> I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR 40 YEARS AND THIS IS THE BUSIEST SEASON I'VE EVER SEEN >> THEY SAY THE WAITING LIST FOR THOSE POOLS ARE THREE MONTHS

>> IT HAS STUMBLED INTO MANNED >> THE COMPANY HAS BEEN FILLING ORDERS FROM AS FAR AS OHIO WITH OTHER COMPANIES RUNNING OUT OF INVENTORY >> PEOPLE WANT TO PULL BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT TAKING VACATIONS THEY ARE STAYING HOME AND THEY WANT TO ENJOY THE BACKYARD >> THEY HAVE TRAMPOLINES AND SWING SETS UP AS WELL AND THEY ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH KIDS AT HOME ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

WITH SO MANY OF US COOPED UP FOR MONTHS, IT IS ONLY NOW REOPENING BIKE SALES ARE SURGING BIKE SALES DURING COVID-19 FOR ADULT SPIKED 121% AND ONE BIKE SHOP CANNOT KEEP UP WITH DEMAND CHILDREN BIKES AND OTHER BIKES ARE FLYING OFF THE SHELVES IN APRIL, BIKE SALES HIT $1 BILLION FOR THE MONTH NATIONWIDE, A RECORD

>> BIKES ARE GOING TO BE ESSENTIAL AS LONG AS THINGS ARE SHUT DOWN WE ARE DEFINITELY GOING TO BE BUSY >> IF YOU HUNKERED DOWN AT HOME, MANY OF US WILL AGREE THAT SOME BUSINESSES ARE HELPING WITH GARDENING KATHY SAYS SHE IS NEVER SEEN SO MANY FIRST-TIME GARDENERS >> IT HAS BEEN OVER THE TOP

IN ADDITION TO THE VEGETABLES, THEY NEED TOOLS AND ANY TROUBLES AND THEY NEED RAKES AND THEY NEED TO RAISE VEGETABLE BEDS >> AS MANY GROW GARDENS, THEY HOPE THEY WILL LAST WELL BEYOND JUST THIS COMING SEASON >> IT IS HARD TO FIND JOY PEOPLE COME IN AND THEY ARE HAPPY AND JOYOUS AND THEY ARE GLAD WE ARE OPEN AND I HOPE THAT STAYS >> ANOTHER BRIGHT SPOT THAT WE ARE SEEING, BRANDS LIKE CROCS ARE DOING WELL ACCORDING TO A SURVEY

CROCK SALES ARE UP 14% IN MARCH AND THEY HAVE BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A JOB, THERE SHE IS SO THE QUESTION IS WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE POOLS AND THE BIKES AND THE PLANTS BUT WHAT PLACES ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW? >> THANK YOU, THE IDEA IS GO WHERE THE JOBS ARE THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR SKILL SET IS IF YOU HAVE ONLY BEEN IN SALES, MAY BE WITHIN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, THERE IS NOT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STORES

THINK ABOUT WHERE CAN I TAKE THOSE SKILLS? THEY ARE GOING TO NEED PEOPLE WORKING IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WE KNOW THAT BIG BOX STORES HAVE BEEN OPEN DO NOT WAIT ANY LONGER TO THINK WE WILL REOPEN NEXT MONTH AND I WILL GO BACK TO MY JOB WE ARE IN THE NEW NORMAL RIGHT NOW AND IF CASES ARE GOING UP, WE COULD SEE PEOPLE STILL SITTING OUT WITH BUSINESSES NOT REOPENING YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT? SUMMER CAMP MINOR REOPEN SO YOU CANNOT GO BACK THERE BUT IT IS TIME TO START MOVING YOUR IDEAS TAKE YOUR SKILLS AND SHIP THEM TO THE JOB

>> WE SHOWED YOU A FEW OF THEM THAT ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW INCLUDING KROGER AND BATH AND BODY'S IF YOU ARE SITTING AT HOME, YOU CAN SEE ANY SPECIFIC TIPS >> YOU CAN GO TO AMAZON RIGHT NOW TO LOOK AT JOBS YOU CAN FIND SOMETHING IN YOUR AREA THE KEY THING IS TO THINK ABOUT NOT DID I WORK IN A BUSINESS LIKE THIS BEFORE BUT TO SAY CAN I STRETCH MY SKILLS TO THAT NEW BUSINESS AND ONE OTHER THING, THERE IS A MORE FREE ONLINE TRAINING TODAY COMPARED TO EVER BEFORE GO ONLINE AND YOU CAN LEARN ONLINE AND YOU CAN LEARN CONSTRUCTION

YOU CAN SAY I HAVE THIS TIME ON MY HANDS EXTEND IT TRY TO LEARN ONLINE YOU CAN DO IT FOR FREE >> DON'T YOU LOVE OUR STEPHANIE? >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> THIS HOW-TO MANUAL RIGHT NOW AFTER A 16 GAME SEASON WILL OFFICIAL BEGIN AT THE END OF JULY, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS RELEASING MORE THAN 8100 PAGE GUIDE WITH CHANGES BIG AND SMALL WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE NEW SEASON

DURING GAMES, MOST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT IN THE DUGOUT BUT WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE STANDS THEY MUST BE SPACED OUT IN ENTIRE ROWS THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FANS ANYWAY ON THE FIELD, SPITTING AND CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED BY CHEWING GUM IS OKAY NO MORE PICTURES LICKING THEIR FINGERS ON THE MOUND

PLAYERS AND UMPIRES MUST STATE SIX FEET AWAY FROM EVERYONE AND THAT MEANS TEAMMATE, COACHES AND OPPONENTS, EVEN DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND WHEN IT COMES TO BASEBALL, YOU WILL BE REMOVED ANY TIME IT IS TOUCHED BY MULTIPLE PLAYERS THEY HAVE GUIDELINES FOR OTHER ACTIVITIES LOCKERS MUST BE SIX FEET APART AND NO SHOWER IN THE CLUBHOUSE PLAYERS ARE BANNED FROM HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS AND MEALS ARE RESTRICTED TO ROOM SERVICE JUST AFTER THE NEW SEASON WAS ANNOUNCED, THREE PLAYERS REPORTEDLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AND MORE THAN 40 PLAYERS AND STAFF TESTED POSITIVE LAST WEEK

TO CONTROL OTHER OUTBREAKS THEY CAN EXPECT EXTENSIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTING THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND AS FOR CELEBRATIONS LIKE DUMPING COOLERS OF GATORADE ON PLAYERS AND COACHES AND SHAVING CREAM PIES, THOSE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING THE GUIDELINES CAN KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY DURING THE PANDEMIC >> I WANT TO SHARE THAT WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PLAN AND MAKE SURE WE ARE READY SO WE CAN HAVE BASEBALL IN 2020 >> DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE ARE LOOKING AT REFORM AND SCRUTINY ABOUT POLICE WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT WITH YOUR OFFICERS? >> JOHN IS A NEWLY ELECTED LEADER OF CHICAGO'S FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE SEVEN, THE UNION THAT REPRESENTS 13,000 CHICAGO RANK-AND-FILE POLICE OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS

>> DO YOU SEE THEIR POINT ABOUT NEEDING REFORM? >> I DO NOT LIKE THE WORD REFORM IT HAS A CONNOTATION OF THERE ARE MAJOR SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS >> DO NOT THINK THERE ARE SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE? >> KNOW, IF I LITERALLY SAW OFFICERS — IF THEY WERE DOING IT SOLELY ON THE RACE BUT THAT IS NOT BEEN THE CASE THAT IS NOT MY EXPERIENCE >> MANY OF HIS VIEWS ARE NOT SHARED BY CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT

SHE WAS ELECTED LAST YEAR AFTER CAMPAIGNING ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY >> THE COMMUNITIES AND POLICE NEED TO TRUST EACH OTHER, NOT FEAR EACH OTHER >> DOES NOT THINK THERE SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE SYSTEM >> ANYBODY WITH THE GOODWILL OF A CERTAIN AGE RECOGNIZES THAT MANY INSTITUTIONS HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM AS PART OF IT UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IS NO DIFFERENT

>> THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER BECAUSE OF THEIR CONTRACTS, ESPECIALLY IN CHICAGO WERE HISTORICALLY ANY POTENTIAL REFORMS ARE NEGOTIATED INTO A NEW CONTRACT BEFORE BEING IMPLEMENTED >> THEY BLOCKED BODY CAMERAS AND ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS AND THEY BLOCK TO CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT AT EVERY LEVEL >> THEY ALSO THOUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DESTROY POLICE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS AFTER FIVE YEARS BUT LAST YEAR, THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULED THEY MUST BE KEPT >> YOU CAN SEE HOW IT LOOKS, THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE THOSE RECORDS IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE

>> WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SAVING ONE THAT IS RETIRED? >> YOU HAVE A PAPER TRAIL >> YOU ARE NO LONGER HERE WHAT IS THE POINT? >> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THROUGH CALIFORNIA UNIONS, THEY ARE HANDLING THINGS TO FROM LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOSE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF PROACTIVE CALLS FOR REFORM >> IT IS OUR JOB WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY AND WE ALSO HAVE A DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE CHANGE, CREATE CULTURE, TO GIVE THE COMMUNITY A VOICE AND LISTEN TO THEM

IF WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO THEM RIGHT NOW, THEN YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN POLICE WORK >> THE CALIFORNIA UNION PROPOSED 10 REFORMS INCLUDING A NATIONWIDE DATABASE OF OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT AND A NATIONAL STANDARD FOR USE- OF-FORCE AND FOR DE-ESCALATION AND A PLEDGE TO WEAN OUT RACIST OFFICERS IN THEIR RANKS >> POLICE OFFICERS ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR SOCIETY AND THEIR IS A GREAT DEAL TO SOCIETY AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THERE ARE RACIST COPS AND IF YOU CANNOT SAY THAT, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT >> THAT IS ONLY CALIFORNIA IN CHICAGO, AFTER McDONALD WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS, THEY FOUND SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT BY SOME OFFICERS

A FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVED WHAT IS CALLED A CONSENT DECREE CALLING FOR SPECIFIC POLICE REFORM BUT MANY OF THOSE FEDERAL PERFORMS CONFLICT WITH THE CURRENT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE CONTRACT IT IS A CONTRACT THAT HAS NOT BEEN RENEGOTIATED SINCE IT EXPIRED THREE YEARS AGO >> THEY AGREE AND OBSTRUCT EVERY PROGRESSIVE AND IMPORTANT THING THAT IS NECESSARY, MANDATED BY THE CONSENT DECREE, THEY TRIED TO BLOCK >> THEY SAY THEY ARE TAKING PROTECTION OF YOUR OFFICERS TO AN EXTREME

>> HOW IS PROTECTION EVER AN EXTREME? >> PROTECTING THOSE THAT MAKE MISTAKES? >> THERE ARE MISTAKES MADE NO ONE WILL DECIDE THAT BUT THEY SHOULD NOT BE THE END OF THE WORLD >> ARE THERE SOME THINGS THAT YOU WOULD AGREE YOU NEED TO CHANGE?? I THINK THE ONE COMMON GROUND WE CAN COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON HIS WE NEED TO BE MORE HUMAN AND MORE SYMPATHETIC >> YOU ARE HERE AND HE IS OVER HERE

HOW WILL YOU GET ANYTHING DONE? YOU NEED EACH OTHER >> IT WOULD BE NICE IF THEY WOULD BE CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNERS BUT THE REFORM TRAIN IS ON THE TRACK IS LEAVING THE STATION >> INDEPENDENT MONITOR FOUND THAT THE CITY OF CHICAGO MISSED A NUMBER OF DEADLINES AND THAT IN FACT IT WAS 75% OF THE DEADLINES WERE LAID OUT AND THEY WERE MISSED AND THE UNION LEADERS SAID THAT IS NOT ON THEM BUT ON THE CITY THE MAYOR TOLD ME THEY ALL HAVE TO DO BETTER BUT WE WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER EMBARRASSING REPORT BUT AGAIN, SOME OF THOSE REFORM GUIDES WILL MEAN SHE HAS TO SIT DOWN WITH THE UNION TO NEGOTIATE WITH TERMS OF A CONTRACT

>> WE HEARD THAT SPOKESPERSON ADMIT THAT ONE THING THEY COULD PROBABLY WORK ON IS HAVING OFFICERS BE MORE HUMAN AGREE, SOME COMMON GROUND, PERHAPS? >> Reporter: IT IS INTERESTING, CRAIG THERE IS A PROVISION IN THE UNION CONTRACT ABOUT OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS IT ALLOWS OFFICERS WHO WERE THERE TO WAIT UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE BEING INTERVIEWED CRITICS THINK IT IS UNFAIR

IT GIVES OFFICERS TIME TO COORDINATE STATEMENTS BOTH MAYOR LIGHTFOOT AND MR CATENZARA TOLD ME THE WAITING PERIOD IS GOOD OFFICERS WILL RARELY, IF EVER, WILL INVOLVED IN A IS GOOD BECAUSE MOST OFFICERS WILL NEVER BE INVOLVED IN THE SHOOTING AND THEY SAY IF TIT IS A TRAUMATIC EVENT, THEY NEED TIME TO COOL OFF BEFORE THEY CONTINUE BUT THE CONSENT DECREE THAT I'VE CALLED ON FOR THE FEDERAL JUDGE DOES SAY THAT

>> I ALSO SEE THE SAME JUST POSITION BETWEEN THE POLICE UNION AS ALWAYS >>> IT'S A TEXAS SIZED CRISIS, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SOUNDING THE ALARM AS — SKYROCKET LE MORE THAN 2,200 PEOPLE HAVE DIED HERE WITH TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES OF COVID-19 NORTH OF 125,000 HOUSTON'S MAYOR THREATENING TO TEMPORARILY PULL LICENSES AND BUSINESSES ALONG WITH TOO MANY CUSTOMERS ARE NOT ENFORCING MASK REQUIREMENTS

>> WE WANT TO REALLY CRACKDOWN ON PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES >> HOUSTON'S TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS 97% OF THE AREA'S CURRENT ICU BEDS ARE FILLED, NEARLY 3 OUT OF 10 WITH COVID PATIENTS DR NEIL GANDHI OVERSEES MORE THAN A DOZEN EMERGENCY SURGERIES FOR HOUSTON, TEXAS WHERE THE NUMBER CE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE TRIPLED >> FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT ON THE FRONT LINES, HOW BAD IS IT FOR HOUSTON? >> I THINK OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS, THINGS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CRESCENDOED AND THERE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE UPTICK T IN CASES

>> TEXANS AGE 20 TO 29 MAKE UP HALF OF THE POSITIVE CASES THAT INCLUDES TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT ADRIANA CARTER WHO RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE AFTER A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN >> I WANT YOU TO GO OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I DID THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR ACTIONS

I GOT CORONA NOW I'M SUFFERING THOSE CONSEQUENCES >> THE COMMUNITY IS SUFFERING AS WELL WITH INFECTION RATES CONTINUING TO RISE DRAMATICALLY >> THE NUMBERS ARE VERY CONCERNING, AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE ARE F RUNNING CLOSE TO BEING AT A CAPACITY CRISIS SITUATION

>>> ACROSS THE SUNBELT, STATES ARE SHATTERING RECORDS IN FLORIDA, WITH 5000 CASES IN SA SINGLE DAY, TO CALIFORNIA, WITH OVER 7000 DISNEYLAND'S REOPENING IS NOW DELAYED NOT EVEN THE SCORCHING SUN WERE 110 DEGREE DESERT HEAT EG CANCEL THE VIRUS IN ARIZONA AS HOSPITALIZATIONS SOAR >> I WAS NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING, NOT WEARING A MASK, AND HAD TO FEEL INVINCIBLE, RIGHT? >> JIMMY FLOREZ WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 OL THIS MONTH >> I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION, RIGHT? BUT FOR ME I RRDID IT TO MYSELF WHICH WAS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE

>> Reporter: WITH 38% OF THE E STATE'S ICU BEDS FULL, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE WORRIED THAT INCLUDES WILL HUMBLED, FORMER DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES >> THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOT WHEN YOU HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL, THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS WHEN YOU CAN PREPARE FOR WHEN THAT HAPPENS >> SURGING CASES ARE A DAUNTING OBSTACLE FOR BUSINESSES THAT HAVE ALREADY REOPENED, OR IN SOME CASES, JUST OPENED >> IT COULD BE LIFE OR DEATH FOR SOME PEOPLE, AND I'M GOING TO DO THE BEST WITH WHAT KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE

>> RASHIDA WHITE AND HER EWAUHUSBAND WERE INITIALLY LAUNCHING THE RESTAURANT BRUNCH AND SIP IN MARCH BO INSTEAD THEY OPENED IN MAY WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH LIMITS CAPACITY TO AROUND 40% >> I WORRY THAT IF I BRING SOMETHING HOME TO MY HUSBAND, WE GO DOWN AND ARE THE E OWNER OF THESE BUSINESSES, WE ARE THE FRONT LINES BUT I CAN'T STAY AT HOME AND EXPECT MY EMPLOYEES TO IR BE HERE ON THE FRONT LINES WITHOUT EMPLOYEES SUPPORTING THEM >> Reporter: BUSINESSES THAT DO TAKE OUT ARE FARING BETTER DURING THE PANDEMIC ONE OF HER BIGGEST CHALLENGES, SHE SAYS, IS DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS WHO DON'T WANT TO WEAR MASKS

>> FLORIDA WITH A RECORD 5511 POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST IN A SINGLE DAY NOW WHILE MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DYING FROM CORONAVIRUS HAVE BEEN AGED 65 EROR OLDER, YOUNG PEOPLE, MANY WHO FEEL THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT TO THE VIRUS ARE NOW FINDING OUT THEY ARE SICK AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL 15% OF ALL OF THE STATE'S CORONAVIRUS RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE COME FROM PEOPLE AGE 25 TO 44 THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT STATISTICSCS COMING OUT WITH INFORMATION THAT A SECOND TEENAGER HAS DIED GFROM COVID- 19 >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION, IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP

, >> RESIDENTS IN ALABAMA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, HERE IN FLORIDA, SOUTH CAROLINA, UTAH, AND TEXAS ARE NOW BEING TOLD THAT IF THEY TRAVEL CUTO LF NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, OR CONNECTICUT, THAT THEY SHOULD SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS AS WE ALL KNOW, THE EPICENTER HAD BEEN IN THAT TRI-STATE AREA, AND THE CONCERN NOW IS THAT PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WILL TRAVEL INTO THE E NEW YORK REGION AND CAUSE THE PROBLEM TO RESUME ALL OVER AGAIN >>> WE WILL TURN TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE GOOD MORNING TO YOU WHEN YOU SEE THIS HEADLINE, IT'S A JARRING ONE, THAT THE U

S SET ITS HIGHEST RECORD EVER SINGLE DAY NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HOW ALARMING IS THIS TO YOU? >> GOOD MORNING THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON IT IS PRETTY ALARMING

IT IS PRETTY WORRISOME OBVIOUSLY, WE HAD HOPED THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE VIRUS AT BAY FOR A WHILE, BUT WE ARE SEEING THESE RESURGENCE IS LARGELY BECAUSE WE OPENED UP TOO QUICKLY, AND WE OPENED UP WITHOUT THE RIGHT SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE NOW I'M WORRIED WE WILL SEE CONTINUING INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD, UNLESS WE REALLY TAKE MUCH MORE ND SIGNIFICANT ACTION >> AND I'M SURE YOU FEEL LIKE A BROKEN RECORD ON THIS BUT I THINK IT IS WORTH UNDERSCORING A LOT OF FOLKS ARE PROBABLY SITTING THERE GOING, OKAY, WE HAVE THIS 46,000 NUMBER OF CASES

SOUNDS TERRIBLE IT IS TERRIBLE BUT WE ARE TESTING MORE ANY OF THOSE CASES WE KNOW NOW OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET AS SICK SO IS THAT NEEDED CONTEXT RIGHT NOW? HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> CONTEXT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT AND WHAT WE KNOW IS THE FOLLOWING

FIRST OF ALL, WE HAVE VERY GOOD EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MORE A TESTS HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE GOING UP AND WE ARE CLEARLY IDENTIFYING MORE INFECTIONS, AND MORE PEOPLE ARE IN GETTING INFECTED I HAVE TWO COMMENTS FIRST, WE KNOW YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET REALLY SICK AS WELL YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT THE TEENAGER WHO DIED

WE DON'T KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THIS DISEASE, BUT ONE MIGHT SUGGEST THERE WOULD BE REAL CONSEQUENCES AND THEN SOF COURSE, YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T JUST STAY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE THEY GO AND SPEND TIME WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK I UNFORTUNATELY DON'T TAKE A LOT OF COMFORT IN THOSE TWO PIECES OF REDATA I'M STILL WORRIED ABOUT WHERE THE TREND IS HEADING

>> AND LET'S LOOK AT THESE HOTSPOTS YOU GOT TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, FLORIDA THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE AT A TO TIPPING POINT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW TO STOP THIS WILDFIRE FROM GETTING REALLY OUT IOF CONTROL? >> I THINK WILDFIRES IS A GOOD ANALOGY HERE AND WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN MY MIND, A FEW THINGS NEED TO HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY

O I DO THINK THOSE STATES NEED A PUBLIC MASK LAW THAT SAYS YOU CANNOT GO OUT INTO PUBLIC, YOU CAN'T GO INTO RESTAURANTS OR PUBLIC SPACES WITHOUT A MASK THAT'S THE MINIMUM SECOND, I THINK ALL LARGE GATHERINGS, NIGHT WEBS ARE STILL OPEN IN S PLACES, RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN I REALLY THINK THE STATE HAS TO LOOK AT WHETHER IT CAN SUSTAIN HAVING INDOOR RESTAURANTS AT ALL AND THE THING THAT ALL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS, THESE STATES HAVE TO PUT SOEVEN MORE EFFORT ON TESTING AND TRACING, NOT JUST TO FIND MORE CASES, AND ISOLATE PEOPLE AS SOON AS THEY ARE FOUND TO BE INFECTED SO THEY DON'T INFECT OTHER PEOPLE

THAT'S THE STRATEGY AND WE'VE GOT TO IMPLEMENT IT RIGHT AWAY >> A CRITICAL MOMENT THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR PERSPECTIVES >> CALIFORNIA RECEIVING MORE THAN 7,000 CASES IN A LLSINGLE DAY >> ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ERIC GARCETTI IS THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES HE IS UP MOEARLY VERY EARLY >> GOOD MORNING TO YOU THANK YOU OUSO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME

>> OVER THE PAST WEEK, CALIFORNIA HAS AVERAGED ROUGHLY 5,000 CASES A DAY I IT IS ALSO HTHE FIRST STATE IN THE COUNTRY TO ISSUE STAY AT HOME ORDERS WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA? DID YOU GUYS REOPEN TOO QUICKLY? >> A FEW THINGS HERE IN THE CITY OF SELOS ANGELES, WE HAVE SEEN 125 NEW CASES JUST YESTERDAY BUT WE ARE SURROUNDED BY PLACES THAT DID OPEN MORE QUICKLY

PLACES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT WERE EAGER, OUTSIDE OF F IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE, IF YOU WILL AND I'M DEFINITELY WORRIED, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE YOU HAVE SEEN HOW 40% OFK NEW CASES ARE 18 TO 40-YEAR-OLDS, AND WE MIGHT FEEL LIKE WE ARE DONE WITH COVID- 19, BUT COVID-19 IS NOT DONE WITH US I THINK THE BEST LINE I HEARD IS THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE CHEATING ON A DIET AND WONDERING WHY THEY ARE NOT LOSING WEIGHT THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE STOPPED PHYSICAL DISTANCING

IN MANY COUNTIES, WE HAVE STOPPED WEARING MASKS, STOPPED WASHING UR WE OUR HANDS PEOPLE HAVE SUDDENLY STOPPED DOING THAT IN TOO MANY PLACES ACROSS AMERICA, SO WE ARE REINFORCING THAT MESSAGE ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE, BUT YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A LIFE WITH IOTHE BEHAVIOR THAT YOU HAVE >> ARE YOU E GUYS SEEING AN INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WELL? >> SMALL

OUR DEATHS CONTINUE TO GO DOWN IN LOS ANGELES WE ARE SEEING STA LITTLE BIT OF A KICK OUT BUT IT IS STILL WELL T BELOW OUR PEAK IN APRIL IS AND WE HAVE A LOT OF CAPACITY IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO GET TOO HYSTERICAL ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED, BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TAKE SERIOUSLY THIS DISEASE IT IS JUST AS DANGEROUS A VIRUS TODAY AS WHEN IT ARRIVED

AND I DON'T CARE IF WE ARE EXHAUSTED IT DOESN'T GET EXHAUSTED, AND IT PREYS ON S OUR EXHAUSTION, IT PREYS WHEN WE GET LAZY, IT PREYS WHEN WE ARE DIVIDED ESPECIALLY THE FOLKS THAT HAVE BEEN OUT PROTESTING AND OTHER THINGS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO >> GET TESTED WE JUST DOUBLED OUR TESTING CAPACITY FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN MEET THAT DEMAND >> TO THAT POINT, RECENTLY HEALTH OFFICIALS IN YORK COUNTY FOUND THAT AT LEAST 1,000 N RESTAURANTS WARRANT FOLLOWING SAFETY GUIDELINES

SO HOW DO YOU PROTECT AGAINST THAT? WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FIND THOSE RESTAURANTS, AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE ABILITY FOR W OL FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE RULES? >> THAT IS A GREAT POINT I THINK I WENT OVER TO 2,000 RESTAURANTS YOU HAVE ETO EDUCATE, YOU HAVE TO ENCOURAGE, AND IF NECESSARY, AND FORCE, BUT NO CITY HAS THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE ACROSS THE BOARD, AS PEOPLE ARE NOT DOING IT THEMSELVES WE ARE NOT GOING TO TURN AMERICA INTO SOME KIND OF POLICE STATE

SO IT IS AN HONOR SYSTEM FOLKS KNOW THAT THOSE WHO DON'T A GET IT RIGHT, THAT WOULD BE DEVASTATING I THINK WE KNOW HOW TO LIVE WITH COVID-19 BETTER BUT NOW IT IS ON EACH ONE OF US LET'S EACH DO OUR PART

>> EARLIER, YOU JUST MENTIONED ABOUT TESTING AND THAT IS A MAJOR WEAPON BUT A NUMBER OF LA COUNTY SITES THIS WEEK WERE EITHER ALL BOOKED UP URWERE CLOSED

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT THE TESTING CAPACITY? AND DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TESTING CAPACITY FOR THIS LATEST SURGE? >> WE DO AND I'M VERY PROUD THAT LOS ANGELES WAS THE FIRST CITY TO OFFER TESTING WHETHER YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR NOT WE DID SEE A SURGE LAST WEEK AND WITHIN TWO DAYS, WE ARE ABLE TO NEARLY DOUBLE THE CAPACITY TO ABOUT 17,000 TESTS A DAY WE HAVE 90 SITES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTY, I'M IN CHARGE OF THE ONES IN LOS ANGELES CITY THE LOS ANGELES CITY ONES WHICH WE ARE PAYING FOR OUT-OF- POCKET WE INCREASED BY 7,000

EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE ITO FOCUS IN LOS ANGELES THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL I ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO GO OW TO CORONAVIRUSLA

ORG AND GET A TEST NOW >> WHY WERE THOSE SITES NE– WHY WERE THEY CLOSED? >> WE HAD EXTRA CAPACITY IN EACH , ONE OF THEM SO THERE IS DEFINITELY A TESTING SURGE WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF TESTS THAT WE WERE USING JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE THAT WE HAD BEEN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GO HTO THEIR PRIMARY PROVIDERS

NOW YOU CAN GO TO YOUR DOCTORS AND CLINICS AND WE ARE THE FIRST CITY IN AMERICA I THINK TO TEST EVERY SENIOR NURSING FACILITY WE HAVE MOBILE CLINICS IN OUR N PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND ALSO FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, WHEN WE HAVE NOT SEEN A SURGE IN THE OUTBREAK I'M VERY PROUD 'S OF THE ANTESTING CAPACITY WE ARE ABLE TO TURN ON A DIME WHEN WE SEE THERE IS MORE DEMAND OR PUBLIC DEMAND ON THOSE TESTING DRIVE- THROUGH AND WALKUP CENTERS

INCREASINGLY, I THINK PEOPLE GO TO THE DOCTOR WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE HAD TESTING AT THE BEGINNING AND FINALLY, IT IS BEGINNING TO ARRIVE >> MAYOR GARCETTI, IF THE CASES CONTINUE TO RISE, HOW REAL IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN BUSINESSES AGAIN, AND LOCKDOWN RESIDENTS AGAIN? >> MAKE NO MISTAKE WE KNOW THAT THAT IS O NOT ONLY A WLAST RESORT, IT IS THE STRONGEST RESORT AND IF WE SEE A DRAMATIC UPTAKE, AND I WANT TO BE CLEAR, SO FAR IN LOS ANGELES WE HAVE NOT SEEN A DRAMATIC UPTAKE, WE SEEN A STEADY DECLINE WE HAVE A LOT OF BED CAPACITY

THAT IS ONE OF THE AREAS THAT I QUIVER BUT I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE WITH DRAMATIC BEHAVIOR GETTING OVER NOT WEARING MASKS REAL MEN WEAR MASKS IT'S AN ACT OF LOVE AND GENEROSITY WASH YOUR HANDS

I DON'T WATHINK WE'LL HAVE TO GO THERE WE ARE NOT AT THAT RED LIGHT YET MANY EARLY WARNING SIGNS REQUIRE POSITIVE LEADERS TO REMIND PEOPLE HOW THEY ARE REALLY ABLE TO N SAVE LIVESRE AND THEY NEED TO KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL WE HAVE A VACCINE OR DRUG THAT CAN TREAT COVID-19 >> ANY INDICATION SO FAR WHETHER THE RECENT PROTESTS ABOUT RACE AND POLICING HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS FACT? >> YOU KNOW, THEY WERE OUTDOORS BUT THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR IN OUR COUNTY SAYS, THERE IS ZENO QUESTION THERE'S PROBABLY SOME CONNECTION WE NEED TO KEEP THAT PRESSURE UP U' FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

AS AN ORGANIZER, AS HER BODY AI KNOW, THE CROWD NT LOOKS BIGGER IF YOU ARE SIX FEET AWAY ANYWAY SO I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP EXERCISING I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME, 'TBUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN THE WAY THAT WE HAVE LEARNED NT COVID-19 WON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IN OTHIS MOMENT >> SPEAKING OF THOSE PROTESTS, IZ MR MAYOR, YOU HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED BY POLICE UNIONS AND THE ACTIVISTS ABOUT THE WAY YOU HAVE BEEN HANDLING THESE PROTESTS

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES AS YOU TRY TO LISTEN TO PROTESTERS' CALLS FOR CHANGE, KEEPING THE CONFIDENCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WELL? >> I RELISH THIS MOMENT IT IS NOT HOW I WANTED TO ARRIVE IN AMERICA, BUT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT TO PUSH FORWARD THE BIRTH OF A DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA MY ENTIRE LIFE AND I'M GLAD LOS ANGELES LED THE MOVEMENT OF REALLOCATING RESOURCES AND FIGURING OUT WAYS TO INVEST IN BLACK COMMUNITIES, BUT ALSO TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE HE F POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE LIFTED UP FOR THE HEROISM THAT THEY SHOW WE HAVE A VERY BOLD AGENDA, AND JUST ONE JUNETEENTH WE APPOINTED OUR FIRST CHIEF RACIAL EQUITY OFFICER IN OUR CITY'S HISTORY EVERYONE IN OUR AN 37 DEPARTMENTS WILL HAVE TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT HIRING, LOOK AT POLICIES, ANALYZE WHAT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE IF YOU DON'T ASSEE IT, YOU CAN'T MANAGE IT

AND WE NEED TO MEASURE EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING, AS WELL AS HEAVILY I INVEST AND YOU'LL SEE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE ARE GOING TOIN BE INVESTING IN BLACK COMMUNITIES IN A DEEPER WAY THAT WE HAVE NDEVER DONE BEFORE IS ABOUT POLICING RIGHT NOW, BUT IT HAS TO BE ABOUT HEALTH AND WEALTH BUILDING THE DISPARITY BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE WEALTH IN AMERICA IS THE CORE OF OUR ORIGINAL SIN HERE IN AMERICA, AND I INTEND TO REACH FOR THAT WE CAN'T MISS THIS MOMENT

WE HAVE TO USE IT I'M VERY PROUD THAT THAT HAS SPREAD AROUND THE COUNTRY, REIMAGINING WHAT EQUITY LOOKS LIKE , AND MAKE SURE THAT BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE NOT LEFT BEHIND >> MAYOR GARCETTI, THANKS AGAIN FOR WAKING UP WITH US WE APPRECIATE YOU S >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU GUYS

>>> THEY LINED UP BY THE HUNDREDS AFTER 103 DAYS, THE MOST DEDICATED AMONG US ALL WEARING AS FACE MASKS ARE STEALING THE ICONIC LANDMARKS S ONCE AGAIN 675 GROWING STEPS, THE ELEVATORS OPENED UP, BUT THE EXERCISE IS WORTH IT >> AFTER THIS WEEK'S LOCKDOWN ENDED, PARISIANS AND BRAVE TOURISTS ARE EXCITED S >> YOU DREAM ABOUT THIS GROWING UP AND SEEING THINGS LIKE THIS AND YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD BE HERE

>> Reporter: THE SOUNDS AND ENERGY OF THIS ER NORMALLY BUSTLING CITY GIVING BACK >> VERY DEPRESSING TO HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER CLOSED WE MISS SEEING THE TOURISTS WE MISS ARSEEING THE PARISIANS OUT, PICNICKING, SPILLING AROUND BUT WE REALLY REALIZE THAT PEOPLE ARE THE LIFE OF F IRPARIS

>> Reporter: EVEN THIS AMERICAN FAMILY LIVING HERE WHO WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MONTHS NOW THROUGH THEIR LOCKDOWN, AND NOW THEIR BIKE RIDES TAS THEY EASE FBACK TO NORMALCY, EVEN THEY WANT TO GET UP TO THE EIFFEL TOWER BEFORE THE THRONGS OF TOURISTS RETURN >> MY MOM HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET UP TO THE TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER THAT IS GOAL NUMBER ONE >> IT IS THE SYMBOL OF PARIS IT SEEMS LIKE A SIGN OF VICTORY

>> THE LAST TIME I SAW RMYOU GUYS, THE BIG EXCITEMENT WAS, NO GOVERNMENT PERMIT WHAT HAVE THE LAST SIX WEEKS BEEN LIKE? WHAT DOES LIFE LOOK LIKE NOW? >> A LOT OF OUTDOORS ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE, AND ENJOYING ALL OF THE PARIS SITES, LIKE BURSAE, LIKE THE EIFFEL TOWER WITHOUT THE TOURISTS WE HAD THIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN PARIS WHERE IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SECRET CITY >> Reporter: AND WHILE THE UBIQUITOUS FRENCH GREETING IS STILL BANNED FOR HEALTH REASONS — >> I MISS DOING THAT BECAUSE OF THE PERSONAL CONNECTION

>> Reporter: BUT THE ROMANCE THAT MAKES THIS CITY SO PAYMENTS ORONCE AGAIN ON FULL DISPLAY, AT T LEAST FOR NOW >> THE CITY RUNS ON TOURISM AND IT'S HURTING IF THE EU GOES THROUGH WITH THEIR BAN ON AMERICAN TRAVELERS, THAT WILL HURT EVEN MORE BUT, THEY SAY THEY FEEL SAFE AND LUCKY TO BE IN PARIS >>> NOW ON THIS THURSDAY MORNING, SOMETHING NEW

OUR SUMMER EE SAFETY ON TODAY SERIES IT HAS BEEN MONTHS SINCE ANY PU OF US HAVE SPENT TIME OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, BUT PUWITH SUMMER'S ARRIVAL, MORE STATES ARE REOPENING WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER ACTIVITIES WHILE ALSO STAYING SAFE? HERE WITH EVERYTHING YOU KNOW,LEFEEV NEED TO VICKI HOW DO YOU DO IT? ESPECIALLY IN SOCIAL GATHERINGS >> IT STARTS WITH FORMING OUR QUARANTINE BUBBLE, OUR PANDEMIC POSSE, CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL

BUT WE HAVE ALL BEEN IN ISOLATION FOR SOME TIME NOW AND IT IS NOT REALISTIC FOR US TO EXPECT IT TO STAY THAT WAY SO CHOOSE WISELY THIS IS PICKING ONE OR TWO OTHER FAMILIES THAT YOU GET ALONG WITH, YOUR KIDS GET ALONG WITH, THAT YOU WANT TO RIDE OUT THE SUMMER WITH AND HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE RULES HOW DO N YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE? ARE YOU ABIDING BY THE RASAME THINGS? WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC, AVOIDING CROWDS, KEEPING SOCIAL DISTANCE YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON THE SAME Y

PAGE WITH EVERYONE >> YOUR QUARANTINE CREW OKAY, PLAYGROUNDS, POOLS, THEY ARE STARTING TO REOPEN MANY OF THEM IN MY TOWN TAS WELL IF YOU WANT THE KIDS TO GO TO THE POOL, IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THEM TO THE PLAYGROUND, HOW DO YOU DO THAT? WHAT'S THE BEST WAY? >> HAVE THE LE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR KIDS, BASED ON THEIR AGE LEVEL

YOUNG ONES WON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS BUT, AS THEY GET OLDER, YOU CAN HAVE THAT CONVERSATION STILL ADVISED THEM TO HAVE MASKS ON IN PUBLIC, BRING ALONG HAND SANITIZER, AND AVOID PARKS, SCHOOLS, BEACHES THAT ARE OVERLY CROWDED C YOU CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE IF EVERYONE IS PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES KEEP IN MIND, TOO, YOU WANT TO PACK YOUR PATIENCE GETTING OUTSIDE, GETTING SUNSHINE, AND GETTING EXERCISE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR KIDS, R>> BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT AND REDUCE RISK AT THE SAME TIME

>> LAST WEEK WE WERE AT THE T BEACH, TWO SMALL KIDS, INVARIABLY AS SOON AS WE GET OUT OF THE HOUSE THEY HAVE TO USE THE RESTROOM PUBLIC RESTROOMS AT THE HBEACH WHAT IS LYTHE GUIDANCE ON THAT? ARE THEY SAFE TO USE? >> I DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO BE OVERLY ANXIOUS WHEN YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO KEEP YOUR DISTANCE IN LINE

WHEN YOU GET INSIDE, THERE'S NOT A LOT OF TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FLUSH THE TOILET THERE IS AN AEROSOL PLUME THAT'S JUST THE SCIENCE OF HOW TOILETS WORK ALL SORTS OF DROPLETS AND PARTICLES COMING TO THE AIR THE KEY IS, ALWAYS KEEP THE LID DOWN

THE SUPPLIES AT HOME, TOO NOW WHEN YOU GO INTO A PUBLIC RESTROOM, I KNOW THERE'S NOT ALWAYS A LID TO SHUT SO IN THAT CASE, YOU'VE GOT TO BE STRATEGIC IT IS OPEN NTHE STALL DOOR, FLUSH, AND YOU ARE OUT OF THERE QUICKLY, WASH YOUR HANDS AND ALSO, YOU KNOW THOSE AIR DRYERS? NOT REALLY ADVISABLE TO USE

THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT SHOW THOSE PICK UP A HAPLOT OF PARTICLES AND BACTERIA THEY BLOW ALL SORTS OF THINGS AROUND AIR DRY THE HANDS IF E THERE ARE NO PAPER TOWELS AND THEN YOU'VE GOT TO NINJA YOUR WAY AROUND THE BATHROOM WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO COME IN, USE YOUR FOOT, USE YOUR ELBOW

THIS IS THE TIME TO TRY NOT TO TOUCH ANYTHING YOU DON'T HAVE TO >> I JUST CAN'T QUITE THE MENTAL PICTURE AS WELL VICKI, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IT'S THE FAMILIAR SOUND OF SUMMER AND A WELCOME RELIEF IN AN ANXIOUS SEASON THIS NEW JERSEY FAMILY MANAGED TO GET A NEW BACKYARD POOL JUST IN TIME

>> I HAVE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS FOR 40 YEARS AND THIS IS THE BUSIEST SEASON I'VE EVER SEEN NT >> THESE DAYS, THE WAITING LIST NT FOR A SMALL ABOVEGROUND POOL, AT LEAST THREE MONTHS >> IT IS DOUBLE WHAT THE INDUSTRY HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE >> EVEN MATT SAYS THE COMPANY HAS BEEN FILLING ORDERS FROM AS FAR AS AOHIO, AS OTHER COMPANIES HAVE COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF INVENTORY >> PEOPLE WANT POOLS THIS YEAR BECAUSE THEY ARE SW NOT TAKING VACATIONS

THEY ARE STAYING HOME >> Reporter: SWING SETS AND TRAMPOLINES ARE GOING UP FAS WELL PARENTS ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH KIDS AT HOME ALL DAY, EVERY DAY WITH SO MANY OF US COOPED UP AT HOME FOR MONTHS AND THINGS JUST NOW REOPENING, BIKE SALES ARE SURGING WE ALL WANT MORE FRESH AIR

>>>> LIKE SALES FOR ADULTS SPIKED 120% ANDREW SMITH AT TH THE BIKE SHOP IN SANTA MONICA CAN'T KEEP UP WITH DEMAND >> I PULL UP AND I SAY, IT IS READ DO YOU WANTED? THE ONLY ONE IN TOWN >> TAKID BIKES, ADULT BIKES, ALL FLYING OFF THE SHELVES

HE IN APRIL, BIKE SALES HIT $1 BILLION PER MONTH NATIONWIDE, A RECORD >> I THINK THAT BIKES ARE GOING TO BE ESSENTIAL AS LONG AS THINGS ARE SHUT DOWN AND THERE'S NOT AS MANY ACTIVITIES FOR PEOPLE TO DO, BUWE ARE GOING TO BE BUSY >> AS WE NTALL HUNKERED DOWN AT HOME, MANY OF US GREW A GREEN THUMB, TOO >> TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT TO THE GARDEN AND RUSHED PAST THE LAVENDER AND SMELL THE LAVENDER >> SHE SAYS SHE HAS NEVER SEEN SO MANY FIRST TIME GARDENERS

>> IT HAS BLBEEN SO OVER-THE-TOP THEY NEED THE SHOVELS, THEY NEED THE RAKES, THEY NEED THE RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS >> Reporter: AS MANY GROW THEIR SO-CALLED PANDEMIC VEGETABLE GARDENS, THE HOPE IS THEY WILL LAST WELL BEYOND JUST THIS CHALLENGING SEASON >> DURING THIS HARD TIME WHEN ep IT HAS BEEN BHARD TO FIND ANY JOY, PEOPLE COME IN AND THEY ARE HAPPY AND THEY ENJOY US AND WE ARE GLAD THEY ARE OPEN

AND I HOPE THAT STAYS >> ANOTHEREY BRIGHT SPOT WE ARE SEEING WHILE LUXURY SHOES AND MORE EXPENSIVE BRANDS ARE DOING SO WELL RIGHT NOW, BRANDS LIKE CROCS ARE E DOING WELL RIGHT NOW ACCORDING TO A SURVEY SALES ARE UP 14% IN MARCH AND HAVE BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE >>> WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A JOB? DON'T YOU LOVE STEPHANIE? THERE SHE IS NBC'S SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT

THE QUESTION IS, WE HEARD ABOUT THE POOLS AND BIKES AND PLANTS ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> 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'RE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWSMEN FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER 10 MINUTES OF DELIBERATION THE JURY INDICTED THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY THE CHARGES INCLUDE FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR GREGORY AND TRAVIS McMICHAEL AND THEIR NEIGHBOR, WILLIAM "RODDIE" BRYAN WHO RECORDED THIS VIDEO OF HIS FINAL MOMENTS

FOR HIS MOTHER, THE INDICTMENT IS AN ENCOURAGING STEP >> THIS IS JUST THE FIRST STEPS OF IT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO >> Reporter: ARBERY WAS UNARMED AND HE WAS PURSUED BY A PICKUP TRUCK TRAVIS AND HIS SON FOLLOWED ARBERY BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND SHOT HIS GUN WHEN THEY SAY ARBERY VIOLENTLY ATTACKED HIM

IN A TRIAL, HIS LAWYER SAYS THEY WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING, WE LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE DETAILS OF THIS TRAGIC DEATH IN A COURT OF LAW ATTORNEYS FOR GREGORY McMICHAEL HAVE CALLED HIM A GOOD PERSON AND WARN AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BRYAN'S LAWYER URGED THE DA TO CONSIDER BOND

>> WE WELCOME THE ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY TODAY WHILE WE DISAGREE WITH THAT, IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO MOVING THIS CASE CLOSER TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL >> HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS STEP? >> IT IS A HUGE STEP WE OFTEN SEE ARRESTS WITHOUT ANY FOLLOW- THROUGH ON THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WE FEEL THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WERE FILED

>> Reporter: THIS COMES HOURS AFTER GEORGIA LAWMAKERS SIGNED A BILL ENFORCING CIVIL PUNISHMENT FOR HATE CRIMES, PREVIOUSLY ONLY ONE OF FOUR STATES WITHOUT THAT ESSENTIAL LAW LAWMAKERS SAY ARBERY'S DEATH HELPED PUSH IT THROUGH FOR LAWMAKERS, IT IS ALL MOTIVATION TO KEEP THINGS MOVING FORWARD >> TODAY, I'M VERY PLEASED AT THIS POINT I DO BELIEVE THINGS ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

>>> WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF CALLS FOR REFORM, SCRUTINY ON POLICE WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT HAS BEEN LIKE FOR YOUR OFFICERS? >> DEMORALIZING TO SAY THE LEAST >> JOHN CATANZARA IS THE NEWLY ELECTED LEADER OF CHICAGO'S FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE >> CAN YOU SEE THE PROTESTERS' POINTS AT ALL ABOUT NEEDING REFORM? >> I LIKE THE WORD REFORM

REFORM HAS A CONNOTATION OF, THERE IS MAJOR SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS >> YOU DON'T THINK THAT THERE IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM WITH RACISM IN YOUR POLICE FORCE? >> AGAIN, NO BECAUSE IF I LITERALLY SAW OFFICERS WHO I THOUGHT WERE POLICING BASED SOLELY ON RACE, THEN I SAY, YES BUT THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE THAT HAS NOT BEEN MY EXPERIENCE

>> Reporter: MANY OF HIS VIEWS HAVE NOT BEEN SHARED BY CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT SHE WAS ELECTED LAST YEAR AFTER CAMPAIGNING ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY >> SO THAT THE COMMUNITIES AND POLICE TRUST EACH OTHER, NOT FEAR EACH OTHER >> JOHN CATANZARA DOESN'T THINK THERE IS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE SYSTEM >> THEN HE'S GOT HIS HEAD IN THE SAND

I MEAN, ANYBODY OF GOODWILL CERTAINLY RECOGNIZES THAT MANY INSTITUTIONS HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NO DIFFERENT >> POLICE UNIONS HAVE A LOT OF POWER BECAUSE OF THEIR CONTRACTS, PARTICULARLY IN CHICAGO WHERE HISTORICALLY ANY POTENTIAL REFORM ARE NEGOTIATED INTO A NEW CONTRACT BEFORE BEING IMPLEMENTED >> THEY BLOCKED THE BODY CAMERA, THE TAKING OF ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS, CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT AT ANY LEVEL >> THE UNION ALSO SOUGHT TO DESTROY POLICE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS AFTER FIVE YEARS

AFTER LAST WEEK, THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULED THOSE RECORDS MUST BE KEPT >> YOU SEE HOW IT LOOKS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO SAVE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS IT LOOKS LIKE YOU GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE >> WHAT IS THE POINT OF STATING A DISCIPLINARY RECORD? >> SO THAT YOU HAVE A PAPER TRAIL >> HE IS NO LONGER HERE

OR SHE WHAT'S THE POINT? >> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THREE CALIFORNIA UNIONS ARE HANDLING THINGS DIFFERENTLY LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, AND SAN JOSE WAS ONLY ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF PROACTIVE CALLS FOR REFORM >> IT IS OUR JOB TO DO THINGS FOR MEMBERSHIP THEY HAVE THAT DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY

BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE CHANGE, CREATE THE CULTURE, AND GET BACK COMMUNITY VOICE, LISTEN TO THEM IF WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO THEM RIGHT NOW, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T BE IN POLICE WORK >> THE CALIFORNIA UNIONS PROPOSED 10 REFORMS INCLUDING A NATIONWIDE DATABASE OF OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT, A NATIONAL STANDARD FOR USE OF FORCE, AND FOR DE- ESCALATION AND A PLEDGE TO WEED OUT RACIST OFFICERS IN THEIR RANKS >> POLICE OFFICERS ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR SOCIETY

AND THERE IS RACISM IN SOCIETY AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THERE ARE RACIST COPS AND IF YOU CAN'T SAY THAT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT >> BUT THAT'S CALIFORNIA IN CHICAGO, REFORM HAS STALLED AFTER LAQUAN McDONALD WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS, A 2017 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION FOUND SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT BY SOME OFFICERS

A FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVED WHAT IS CALLED A CONSENT DECREE, CALLING FOR SPECIFIC POLICE REFORM BUT MANY OF THOSE FEDERAL REFORMS CONFLICT WITH THE CURRENT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE CONTRACT A CONTRACT THAT HASN'T BEEN RENEGOTIATED SINCE IT EXPIRED THREE YEARS AGO >> WHAT THE UNION DOES IS IT AGREES IN EVERY IMPORTANT THING THAT IS NECESSARY, MANDATED BY THE CONSENT DECREE THEY TRIED TO BLOCK >> CRITICS SAY, YOU ARE TAKING PROTECTION OF OFFICERS TO AN EXTREME

>> HOW IS PROTECTION EVER AN EXTREME? >> YOU ARE PROTECTING THOSE WHO MAKE MISTAKES >> IT IS A UNION SHOWCASE >> THAT'S WHAT THEY WOULD SAY? >> NOBODY ELSE IS DENYING THAT THERE ARE MISTAKES MADE BY OFFICERS BUT THEY SHOULD NOT AUTOMATICALLY MEAN THE END OF THE WORLD >> ARE THERE SOME THINGS ON WHICH YOU WOULD AGREE YOU NEED TO CHANGE? >> THE COMMON GROUND WE NEED TO COME TO AGREEMENT ON IS THAT WE NEED TO BE MORE HUMAN AS POLICE

A LITTLE BIT MORE SYMPATHETIC >> IF YOU'RE OVER HERE AND HE IS OVER HERE, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET ANYTHING DONE? YOU NEED EACH OTHER >> THE UNION WOULD BE IMPORTANT IF THEY WERE GOING TO BE A CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNER THAT THE REFORM TRAIN IS ON ITS TRACKS AND ITS LEAVING THE STATION >> BOTTOM LINE, JUST LAST WEEK, AN INDEPENDENT MONITOR FOUND THAT THE CITY OF CHICAGO MISSED A NUMBER OF DEADLINES, AND THAT IN FACT, 75% OF THE DEADLINES LAID OUT IN THAT JUDGE ORDER'S DISSENT DECREE WERE MISSED

THE UNION SAYS THAT'S NOT ON THEM, THAT'S ON THE CITY THE MAYOR TOLD ME, WE ALL HAVE TO DO BETTER WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER EMBARRASSING REPORT, SHE SAID BUT AGAIN, SOME OF THOSE REFORMS MEAN THAT SHE HAS TO SIT DOWN WITH THE UNION AND NEGOTIATE NEW TERMS OF THE CONTRACT >> WE JUST HEARD A UNION SPOKES MAYOR ADMIT THE ONE THING THEY COULD PROBABLY WORK ON IS HAVING OFFICERS BECOME IN HIS WORDS, A BIT MORE HUMAN

ARE THERE OTHER AREAS WHERE THE MAYOR AND THE UNION REP, WHERE THEY AGREE THERE IS SOME COMMON GROUND, PERHAPS? >> IT IS INTERESTING THERE IS A PROVISION IN THE UNION CONTRACT ABOUT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS, THAT ALLOWS OFFICERS WHO ARE THERE TO WAIT UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE BEING INTERVIEWED THAT IS UNFAIR, IT GIVES OFFICERS TIME TO COORDINATE THEIR STATEMENTS BUT BOTH MAYOR LIGHTFOOT BELIEVE THAT WAITING PERIOD IS GOOD, BECAUSE MOST OFFICERS WILL RARELY, IF EVER, BE INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING THEY SAY IT IS A TRAUMATIC EVENT AND THEY NEED TIME TO COOL OFF

BUT THE CONSENT DECREE THAT I TALKED ABOUT FROM THE FEDERAL JUDGE DOES CALL FOR CHANGING THAT RULE >> ALSO INTERESTING TO SEE SORT OF THE JUXTAPOSITION BETWEEN THE CHICAGO POLICE UNION AND THE SAN JOSE POLICE UNION THANKS SO MUCH AS ALWAYS >>> CALL IT A HOW-TO MANUAL FOR AMERICA'S PAST TIME AFTER ANNOUNCING THE SEASON WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT THE END OF JULY, MAJOR- LEAGUE BASEBALL IS NOW RELEASING A MORE THAN 100 PAGE GUIDE PACKED WITH CHANGES BIG AND SMALL THAT WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE NEW SEASON

DURING GAMES, MOST PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT IN THE DUGOUT SOME WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE STANDS, SPACED OUT BETWEEN NOT ONLY SEATS BUT ENTIRE ROWS THERE WILL BE NO FANS ANYWAY ON THE FIELD, SPITTING AND CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED, BUT CHEWING GUM IS OKAY NO MORE PITCHERS LICKING THEIR FINGERS ON THE GROUND

PLAYERS AND UMPIRES MUST STAY SIX FEET AWAY FROM ANYONE THAT MEANS EVEN AN OPPONENT DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AND WHEN IT COMES TO BASEBALLS, THEY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GAME EVERY TIME A BALL IS TOUCHED BY MULTIPLE PLAYERS THE MANUAL HAS GUIDELINES FOR OFF FIELD ACTIVITIES, TOO LOCKERS SHOULD BE SIX FEET APART

NO SHOWERING IN THE CLUBHOUSE PLAYERS ARE BANNED FROM HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS AND MEALS ARE RESTRICTED TO ROOM SERVICE JUST AFTER THE NEW SEASON WAS ANNOUNCED, THREE PLAYERS REPORTEDLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AND MORE THAN 40 PLAYERS AND STAFF TESTED POSITIVE LAST WEEK TO CONTROL FURTHER OUTBREAKS, PLAYERS CAN EXPECT EXTENSIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTING BEFORE THEY'RE ALLOWED TO ATTEND SPRING TRAINING AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AND AS FOR CELEBRATIONS LIKE DUMPING COOLERS OF GATORADE ON PLAYERS AND COACHES, AND THOSE SHAVING CREAM PIES, THOSE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING THE GUIDELINES WILL KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY DURING THE PANDEMIC >> I WANT TO ASSURE OUR FANS WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PLAN AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE READY SO WE CAN HAVE BASEBALL IN 2020 >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE

THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY

>> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT'S GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPIDFIRE >> WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE IS A NUMBER OF THINGS I'D BE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON, BUT FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL

HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT YOU JUST CAN'T FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> PEOPLE HAVE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE THEY'VE BEEN >> STUDENTS ARE COMING BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTUR 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 >>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, STATES ARE SHATTERING CORONAVIRUS RECORDS WITH 36,000 CASES TODAY IN THE US, THE HIGHEST ONE-DAY TOTAL YET

TODAY IN FLORIDA, A RECORD 5,500 CASES, WHILE CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN A 29% JUMP IN HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TWO WEEKS AND THE TEXAS GOVERNOR SOUNDING THE ALARM, SPEAKING WITH CBS AFFILIATE KBTX >> BECAUSE THE SPREAD IS SO RAMPANT RIGHT NOW, THERE'S NEVER A REASON FOR YOU TO HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME UNLESS YOU DO NEED TO GO OUT >> Reporter: IN HARD-HIT HOUSTON, HOSPITAL WORKERS ARE FRONT-LINE WITNESSES TO THE VIRUS' DEADLY REACH >> WE HAVE LEARNED THAT ONE OF OUR PATIENTS WHO HAD BEEN HERE WITH US FOR A WHILE PAST LAST NIGHT

THAT'S REALLY SAD >> THE SPIKES ARE SO ALARMING, TODAY, STATES HIT HARD EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CONNECTICUT, ANNOUNCED THEY WILL REQUIRE OUT- OF-STATE VISITORS TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS IF THEY TRAVEL FROM A HOTSPOT A LIST THAT FOR NOW INCLUDES FIVE STATES >> WE DON'T WANT TO SEE THE INFECTION RATE INCREASE HERE AFTER WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH >> Reporter: ARIZONA IS ON THAT LIST, A STATE WHERE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE CLIMBING

ICU BEDS HERE ARE NOW 88% FULL >> THAT'S MY BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW WITH THE TRENDLINE THAT WE SEE, WE ARE GOING TO REALLY BE ABLE TO GO OVER OUR HOSTILE CAPACITY >> Reporter: WILL HUMBLES IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES HE SAYS THE STATE SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE AS BUSINESSES REOPENED

>> UNFORTUNATELY, IT HAS NORMALIZED PRE- PANDEMIC BEHAVIOR >> LAST WEEK, ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR OF ALLOWED CITIES AND COUNTIES TO MANDATE MASKS, HOPING TO SLOW THE SPREAD BUT FRONT-LINE WORKERS ARE WORRIED THE WORST IS AHEAD >> WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH NURSES FOR THESE PATIENTS >> AS VIRUS HOTSPOTS SERVED IN THE SUN BELT

JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS, PHOENIX >>> I'M KERRY SANDERS TONIGHT, OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE ROTATING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG THE YOUNG FROM FLORIDA — >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS REALLY RAPID TRANSMISSION IN THAT 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN, WHERE AT LEAST 34 CASES ARE ALL LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR

DR ANTHONY FAUCI TODAY WITH THIS MORNING >> DID YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHY OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING INFECTED? MOST OF THEM ARE REALLY QUITE YOUNG 20s, EARLY 30s, THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT YOU SEE GO OUT, FEEL PENT UP, GO OUT TO A BAR, GO OUT TO A CROWD AND DON'T WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: DEREK RECENTLY WENT OUT TO A BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH 14 FRIENDS

AND DID NOT WEAR A MASK SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, MAYBE TAKE IT SLOW DON'T BE IN A RUSH TO GO OUT TO THE BARS SO QUICKLY THIS VIRUS IS NOT GONE

>> Reporter: FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, CORONAVIRUS IS NOT DEADLY THE DANGER IS THAT THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE BUT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY, FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CARSON DAVIS DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17

BUT STILL, MANY ON CLEARWATER BEACH TONIGHT ARE NOT CONCERNED >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? >> NOT ANYMORE I'M REALLY NOT >> Reporter: BUT OFFICIALS HERE IN CLEARWATER BEACH SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED ANYONE GOING INTO A BUSINESS LIKE A BEACH STORE IS NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

THAT NEW RULE WENT INTO EFFECT JUST HOURS AGO >>> FOR KATE PORTER, MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY WERE A CORONAVIRUS BLUR IN THE BEGINNING SHE HAD CHILLS, STOMACH ISSUES, SORE THROAT THEN CAME SHORTNESS OF BREATH, HEART RATE, CHEST PAIN, AND A RECURRENT SPIKING FEVER IT HAS BEEN 100 DAYS

>> IT PLAYS MIND GAMES WITH YOU >> WERE YOU ALMOST FEELING LIKE, I'M ALL ALONE AND I MUST BE THE ONLY ONE HAVING THESE SYMPTOMS? >> YES, I FELT ALL ALONE I WONDERED IF I WAS THE ONLY PERSON GOING THROUGH IT FOR THAT LONG >> Reporter: UNTIL SHE WENT ON TO CROWD SOURCE AND FOUND DOZENS OF STRANGERS WITH THE SAME SYMPTOMS LINGERING FOR MONTHS >> SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED THAT VALIDATION, EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS

>> Reporter: A DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSIONAL HELPED BUILD A FACEBOOK GROUP AND WEBSITE FOR LONG-HAUL PATIENTS LIKE HERSELF >> I WAS LOOKING FOR MY SYMPTOMS >> Reporter: IN NEW YORK, BRANDON'S COVID SYMPTOMS WERE FLU-LIKE FOR A MONTH, BUT THEN HE SUDDENLY GOT A REALLY SORE THROAT FOLLOWED BY CHEST PAINS 700 MILES AWAY IN KENTUCKY, HANNAH LOCKMAN REPORTED HER SYMPTOMS PROGRESSED THE SAME WAY, 10 DAYS AHEAD OF HIM ON MAY 18th, HANNAH POSTED FROM THE ER

I HAVE A BLOOD CLOT IN MY LUNGS >> MY HEART RATE WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE WAS VERY HIGH IT WAS VERY TERRIFYING >> Reporter: THAT'S WHEN BRANDON INSISTED HE BE CHECKED WITH A CAT SCAN >> I JUST KNEW IN MY HEART THAT'S WHAT IT WAS

IT WAS A BLOOD CLOT IN MY LUNGS CORRECT >> BRANDON, DO YOU THINK IT COULD HAVE SAVED YOUR LIFE? >> IF I HAVE GONE A COUPLE OF WEEKS WITHOUT GETTING THE RIGHT TREATMENT, I DON'T KNOW WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED AND I DON'T WANT TO FIND OUT FROM THE GROUPS? >> I FEEL MORE EDUCATED KNOWING WHAT PATIENTS ARE DOING, WHAT IS WORKING, WHAT IS NOT WORKING AND WHAT SYMPTOMS THEY'RE HAVING >> FOR KATE PORTER, THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HAS MEANT EVERYTHING

>> WE HAVE DEVELOPED THE CONNECTIONS THAT WEIRDLY ENOUGH, I THINK WILL LAST A LIFE TIME >> A SILVER LINING FOR PATIENTS STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE UNKNOWN KATE SNOW, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK 0 >>> FROM THE NEW FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC — >> HALF OF THEM ARE INTUBATED ON VENTILATORS

ONE OF THEM REQUIRES CPR FOR THE FIRST THREE HOURS OF THE SHIFT >> THE KIND OF HORROR STORIES WE HEARD FROM NEW YORK THIS SPRING AS THE DEATH RATE SKY ROCKETED EXPERTS SAY THERE HAS BEEN REAL PROGRESS IN FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC IN ICUs, DOCTORS ARE DELAYING PUTTING PATIENTS ON VENTILATOR, INSTEAD TREATING THEM WITH 100 % OXYGEN AND ON THEIR STOMACHS TO ALLOW BETTER BLOOD AND O2 FLOW THEY'RE USING BLOOD THINNERS AND USING REMDESIVIR TO TREAT THE SICKEST PATIENTS

RESEARCHERS REPORTED THAT STEROIDS ARE ALSO SAVING LIVES >> WE ARE DOING A BETTER JOB OF PRESERVING LIFE BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVEN'T BEEN INFECTED THIS IS A VIRUS THAT ONLY INFECTED BETWEEN 5 TO 7% OF THE POPULATION RIGHT NOW, SO IT HAS A LONG WAY TO GO >> THE GOOD NEWS, THE FDA SAYS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT PEOPLE CAN CONTRACT COVID FROM FOOD OR FOOD PACKAGING IT IS MOST OFTEN TRANSMITTED BETWEEN PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACT

>> INTERESTINGLY, IN CITIES LIKE MINNEAPOLIS AND PHILADELPHIA, WHICH SAW BIG PROTESTS RECENTLY, NO SIGN OF A SURGE IN CASES, POSSIBLY BECAUSE PROTESTERS WERE OUTSIDE IN WARMER, HUMID TEMPERATURES, MANY WEARING MASKS RESEARCHERS ARE SEEING A SURGE IN CITIES WHERE PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO ESCAPE THE HEAT BY CONGREGATING WITHOUT MASKS INSIDE WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND POOR VENTILATION IF CITIES AND STATES DON'T LIMIT LARGE GATHERINGS, EXPERTS WARN THE DEATH TOLL COULD SOAR LATER THIS YEAR >> WE DON'T HAVE TO HIT 200,000 THIS FALL WE DON'T HAVE TO HIT 300,000 BY THE WINTER

THAT IS ALL UP TO US IF WE DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY OR ACT AGGRESSIVELY, I WORRY THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS WE'LL SEE BY THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR >> PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER FDA COMMISSIONER WITH A STARK WARNING >> IT IS CERTAINLY A POSSIBILITY THAT WE FACE A SECOND WAVE IN THE FALL, BIGGER THAN THE FIRST WAVE >> THE FIRST WAVE ISN'T EVEN OVER YET

TOM COSTELLO, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON >>> A WHITE HOUSE WELCOME TONIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT OF POLAND PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST FACE TO FACE MEETING WITH THE WORLD LEADER SINCE THE PANDEMIC PROMPTED GLOBAL LOCKDOWN >> I THINK IT IS A GREAT HONOR AND FRANKLY, POLAND IS A COUNTRY WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH AND A GOOD PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT >> THE WHITE HOUSE HOPEFUL A RETURN TO THE REGULAR SCHEDULE WILL HELP SIGNAL THE COUNTRY'S READINESS TO REOPEN, EVEN AS THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS RAVAGES MUCH OF THE NATION, COMING JUST AS NEW POLLING HAS PRESIDENT TRUMP TRAILING HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, A NEW YORK TIMES POLL SHOWING BIDEN LEADING TRUMP NATIONALLY BY 14 PERCENTAGE POINTS AND WITH AN ADVANTAGE AMONG WOMEN AND NON-WHITE VOTERS, WHILE ALSO MAKING INROADS WITH TRADITIONALLY REPUBLICAN LEANING GROUPS

A SEPARATE POLL SHOWING BIDEN UP BY EIGHT POINTS IN THE ALL IMPORTANT BATTLE GROUND STATE OF WISCONSIN BARACK OBAMA WARNING DEMOCRATS NOT TO GET TOO CONFIDENT ABOUT BIDEN'S POLLING LEAD >> WE CAN'T BE COMPLACENT OR SMUG OR SENSE THAT SOMEHOW IT IS SO OBVIOUS THAT THIS PRESIDENT HASN'T DONE A GOOD JOB, BECAUSE, LOOK, HE WON ONCE >> OBAMA ON TUESDAY NIGHT IN HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE 2020 VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL, ALONG SIDE HIS FORMER VP >> YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO GROW UP TO HAVE THE SAME VALUE SET AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP AND JOE BIDEN SET TO VISIT KEY BATTLE GROUND STATES TOMORROW, THE PRESIDENT HEADING TO WISCONSIN, BIDEN TRAVELLING TO PENNSYLVANIA WITH A FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE

>> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD BE OVER BECAUSE OF A PANEL OF THE WASHINGTON DC APPEALS COURT ON A 2-1 VOTE, THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND GUESSED BY A JUDGE UNLESS THERE IS EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO TRICK THE GOVERNMENT AND REFILE THEM >> I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN

HE WAS TREATED HORRIBLY >> FLYNN HIMSELF TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE'RE HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT FOR OUR COUNTRY >> HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO BE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND TWICE PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH RUSSIA'S AMBASSADOR TO THE US

LAST MONTH, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO QUESTION FLYNN IN THE FIRST PLACE DESPITE TODAY'S RULING, FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER

IT LOOKS THAT WAY BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK >> Reporter: HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTIONED THE HANDLING OF THE PROSECUTION OF ROGER STONE, A FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN AID CAREER PROSECUTORS RESIGNED FROM THE CASE AFTER BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE, ONE OF THE LAWYERS SAID A SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED ROGER STONE DIFFERENTLY FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT ROGER STONE A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> Reporter: A SPOKESMAN FOR BARR SAID HE THOUGHT THE ORIGINAL SENTENCE RECOMMENDATION WAS TOO HARSH AND NOTED THE JUDGE'S SENTENCE WAS MORE IN LINE WITH WHAT HE WAS THINKING

BARR AGREED TO TESTIFY IN LATE JULY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ON WHETHER HE EXERTED UNDO POLITICAL INFLUENCE >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER JUST TEN MINUTES OF DELIBERATIONS A GEORGIA GRAND JURY INDICTING THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES FOR THE DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHO WAS BLACK >> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD

>> Reporter: THE CHARGES INCLUDE FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR GREGORY AND TRAVIS McMICHAEL AND BRYAN THE INDICTMENT IS AN ENCOURAGING STEP >> THIS IS THE FIRST STEP OF IT WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO >> Reporter: ARBERY WAS UNARMED AND OUT FOR A JOG, HIS FAMILY SAYS, WHEN HE WAS PURSUED BY THE McMICHAELS IN A PICK-UP TRUCK

HE AND SON TRAVIS FOLLOWED ARBERY BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND TRAVIS FIRED HIS SHOTGUN WHEN ARBERY BEGAN TO VIOLENTLY ATTACK HIM IN A STATEMENT, A LAWYER FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAYS HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY ADDING WE LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS REGARDING THIS TRAGIC DEATH IN THE COURT OF LAW AN ATTORNEY FOR GREGORY McMICHAEL CALLED HIM A GOOD PERSON AND WARNED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BRYAN'S LAWYER URGED THE COURT TO CONSIDER BOND >> WHILE WE DISAGREE WITH IT, IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO MOVING THIS CASE FASTER TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL THAT RODDY HAS DEMANDED

>> HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS STEP? >> A HUGE STEP WE OFTEN SEE ARRESTS WITHOUT ANY FOLLOW THROUGH OR ACTS THE ON INDICTMENTS AND APPROPRIATE CHARGES HERE WE BELIEVE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WERE FILED >> Reporter: THE INDICTMENT COMES HOURS AFTER GEORGIA LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL ENFORCING STIFFER PUNISHMENTS FOR HATE CRIMES PREVIOUSLY ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES WITHOUT SUCH A LAW

LAWMAKERS SAY ARBERY'S DEATH FINALLY HELPED PUSH THE BILL THROUGH FOR HIS MOTHER, IT IS ALL MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD >> THE DAY I LEARNED ABOUT THE HATE CRIME BILL BEING PASSED AND TODAY I LEARNED ABOUT THE INDICTMENT I'M VERY PLEASED I DO BELIEVE THE CASE IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

>>> THE SPECIAL AGENTS COMBING THE GARAGE STALLS AT TALLADEGA OR GONE BUT FOR DRIVER, BUBBA WALLACE — >> I WAS RELIEVED LIKE MANY OTHERS TO KNOW IT WAS NOT TARGETED TOWARD ME >> THE RELIEF OF AN FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE CRIME COMES WITH CONCERN ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE THIS MORNING, WALLACE SPOKE WITH TODAY'S CRAIG MELVIN >> THE PHOTO EVIDENCE THAT I HAVE SEEN AND THAT I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A GARAGE PULL

IT IS THAT IS A NOOSE >> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTOS SHARED WITH WALLACE BUT IS CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION >> THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAD, IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO THIS >> Reporter: FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE AT LEAST AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2019, WELL BEFORE WALLACE'S TEAM ARRIVED AND MONTHS BEFORE HIS CALL FOR A BAN ON THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO POSTED IN DECEMBER APPEARS TO SHOW THAT SAME GARAGE STALL WITH A PULL ROPE HANGING IN THE SHAPE OF A NOOSE IT CHECKED ALL OF THE STALLS OF TALLADEGA AND ONE, BUBBA WALLACE'S, HAD A PULL ROPE CON FIGURED INTO A NOOSE >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AS KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED, ONE CONCLUSION IS IRON CLAD >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONED A CHANGE THAT GOES WELL BEYOND THE RACE TRACK

0 >>> LAST WINTER BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, PILOT RYAN MOORE HAD A SPECIAL PREFLIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT, INTRODUCING PASSENGERS TO A LITTLE BOY NAMED HAWK >> HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TUMOR CANCER AND HE FOUGHT IT >> Reporter: MAKE A WISH AND ALASKA AIRLINES WAS FLYING HIS FAMILY TO HAWAII, GIVING HIM THE VIP TREATMENT THERE WAS MORE

>> WE ALSO FLEW DOWN FROM ANCHORAGE WHICH HAPPENS TO BE FALCON'S UNCLE >> A FAMILY CONNECTION, AND MOORE KNEW JUST HOW SPECIAL THAT WAS >> Reporter: IN A PILOT'S CAREER, THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES YOU CAN FLY WITH A FAMILY MEMBER >> HE WAS ALSO FLYING FAMILY >> Reporter: THIS IS A BIG HONOR FOR ME TODAY, AS YOUR FIRST ANSWER, NOT ONLY DO I GET TO FLY WITH MY BROTHER-IN-LAW, DAN, FOR THE FIRST TIME, I ALSO GET TO FLY MY FAMILY ON MY SON'S MAKE A WISH TRIP

>> HAWK IS HIS SON >> THIS GUY IS PRETTY TOUGH >> THAT IS YOUR DAD! >> A WISH COME TRUE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY >> THANK YOU ENJOY THE FLIGHT

>>> IT IS SAD THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME >> REALIZED THE DREAM UPON WHICH THE GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS, WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT IS NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO! >> IT IS STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING IT IS TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, IT IS SPORTS — >> BREAKING NEWS >> WAIT, THERE IS MORE

>> MORE? >> YES YES MORE >> TONS >> IT IS LOVE STUFF, IT IS TRENDING, MIND BENDING

LATE NIGHT EARLY MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> DID YOU SEE THIS? >> DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? >> YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT IS FOR YOU, FOR AW >> IT IS MONKEY, E

T, AND IT IS FREE >> FREE, FREE, FREE >> WHO IS WITH ME? >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO

THAT IS WHAT THAT IS WHY >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT YOU DO NOT >> WATCHING 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 PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT IS OKAY TO KNOW YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU DON'T WANT TO FEEL LESS THAN

>>> A LOT OF MY FRIENDS HERE ASKING WHAT WE DO HERE IT IS LIKE A HOLIDAY I'M TOO EMBARRASSED TO TELL THE GUYS I'M IN PRISON >> I'M AT HOLIDAY CAMP >> THIS IS AN ISLAND FORTRESS OFF THE COAST OF HELSINKI

THERE IS NO BARBED WIRE, BUT PICKETT FENCES HALF OF FINLAND'S PRISONS ARE OPENED MINIMUM SECURITY FACILITIES WHERE INMATES CAN LEAVE THE PRISON TO WORK OR SHOP DURING THE DAY AND RETURN EACH EVENING HE IS SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER, BUT IN FINLAND, A LIFE SENTENCE MEANS HE WILL ONLY SERVE ABOUT 14 YEARS >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WE HAVE A PRISON THERE EVEN THEY DON'T REALIZE IT

CONVICTS WALK AROUND HERE AMONG THEM >> THE PRISON SYSTEM, WITH THE REGULAR AND OPEN PRISONS, HAVE ONE OF THE LOWEST PRISON POPULATION RATES IN THE WORLD THE US HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST

IN FINLAND, ONLY 57 PEOPLE OUT OF 100,000 ARE INCARCERATED IN THE US, THAT NUMBER IS 666 THAT IS BECAUSE THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT SEES PRISONS AS COSTLY AND UNPRODUCTIVE

THEY PREFER TO GIVE OUT FINES OR APPLY COMMUNITY SERVICE THE GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE CRIMINALS TO CORRECT THEIR WRONGS AND REHABILITATE PRISON IS A LAST RESORT THEY'RE TRAINED TO USE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF FORCE NECESSARY WHEN CONFRONTING A SUSPECT >> SO EVERY TIME A FINNISH OFFICER USES A WEAPON, WE HAVE TO FILE A REPORT

THE WHOLE CHAIN OF COMMAND IS INVESTIGATED ON THE USE OF FORCE I HAVE HAD TO USE A WEAPON BUT I HAVEN'T FIRED A ROUND IN THE SEVEN YEARS AS A FIELD OFFICER, I HAVE ONE COLLEAGUE THAT HAS HAD TO USE HIS WEAPON WITH FATAL RESULTS OBVIOUSLY HAS TO DO WITH TRAINING CULTURE, IF YOU TRAIN TO SHOOT, YOUR MOTOR SKILLS WILL TAKE OVER >> WE'RE LOOKING FOR A REASON NOT TO SHOOT ANYBODY, REALLY

I'M SORRY, IF YOU WANT TO DUMB IT DOWN, REALLY IT IS NOT QUITE THAT SIMPLE, BUT WE'LL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN NOT TO USE DEADLY FORCE >> IN FINLAND, A CRIMINAL CAN BE SENT TO EITHER A CONVENTIONAL PRISON OR AN OPEN PRISON OPEN PRISONS ARE A PRISONER'S LAST STOP BEFORE THEY'RE RELEASED ON PAROLE GIVING THEM SOME AUTONOMY AS WELL AS STUDY OPPORTUNITIES HELP THEM ADJUST THEY HAVE 25% LESS CHANCE OF RETURNING THAN THOSE WHO ONLY GO THROUGH REGULAR PRISON

>> WE HAVE 108 PRISON PLACES YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PLACE YOU CAN CLOSE YOUR DOOR YOURSELF YOU CAN WORK YOU CAN SPEND TIME WITH OTHER PRISONERS

>> HE SHOT A MAN HE SERVED ONE YEAR IN A REGULAR PRISON AND IS SERVING THE REMAINING ONE AND A HALF YEARS OF HIS SENTENCE AT THE OPEN PRISON >> I THINK IT IS HARD YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE FREE, BUT YOU'RE NOT I KNOW THE DOOR IS LOCKED

IT IS ALWAYS OPEN >> EVERY MORNING HE WALKS THE QUARTER MILE TO THE MAIN PRISON BUILDING FOR ROUTINE DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE INSPECTION HE IS ATTENDING THE LOCAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL, LEARNING TO MAKE JEWELRY >> I WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR GOOD THINGS I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE ME, MY NAME IN THE GOOD THINGS

I LIKE TO MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY MY STYLE, MY THING >> WE WANT TO GIVE THEM WORK SO THAT THEY GET THE NORMAL PACE OF THE DAY I THINK HERE, THEY SOMEHOW SEE THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT WAY

WE SEE THEM EQUALLY WE TRY TO GIVE THEM TOO TOOLS SO THEY NEVER COME BACK >> WE CAN LIVE LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE HERE WE SEE YOU LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE >> HE PLANS TO REOPEN HIS BARBERSHOP ONCE HE IS RELEASED

>> I DON'T WANT TO LIVE LIKE THIS I WANT TO ACHIEVE MY LIFE I WANT TO LIVE WITH MY FAMILY COUPLE MONTHS IT DEVELOPED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS

[ SIRENS ] >>> IT IS A TEXAS-SIZED CRISIS CORONAVIRUS CASES SWELLING IN THE LONE STAR STATE, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SOUNDING THE ALARM AS INFECTIONS SKY ROCKET >> IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE OUT, IF YOU DON'T NEED TO GO TO WORK, THEN STAY AT HOME >> MORE THAN 2,200 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED HERE WITH TOTAL CASES OF COVID-19 NORTH OF 125,000 HOUSTON'S MAYOR THREATENING TO TEMPORARILY PULL LICENSES OF BUSINESSES, ALLOWING TOO MANY CUSTOMERS OR NOT ENFORCING MASK REQUIREMENTS

>> WE WANT TO REALLY CRACKDOWN ON PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES >> Reporter: HOUSTON'S TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS 97% OF THE AREA'S CURRENT ICU BEDS ARE FILLED NEARLY THREE OUT OF TEN WITH COVID PATIENTS DR NEAL GANDY OVERSEAS A DOZEN EMERGENCY FACILITIES FOR HOUSTON METHODISTS, ONE OF THE LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WHERE THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS HAS TRIPLED SINCE MEMORIAL DAY

>> FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT ON THE FRONT LINES AND NOT IN THE HOSPITAL EVERY DAY, HOW BAD IS IT IN HOUSTON? >> I THINK OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS, THINGS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY CRESCENDOED >> TEXANS AGE 20 TO 29 MAKE UP MORE THAN HALF OF THE POSITIVE CASES INCLUDING STUDENT ADRIANA CARTER, WHO RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE AFTER A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN >> I WANTED TO GO OUT AND HAVE FUN WITH MY FRIENDS AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR ACTIONS AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT I GOT CORONA AND NOW I'M SUFFERING THOSE CONSEQUENCES >> Reporter: THE COMMUNITY SUFFERING AS WELL WITH RATES CONTINUING TO RISE DRAMATICALLY

>> THE NUMBERS ARE CONCERNING AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING WE'RE REALLY RUNNING UP CLOSE TO BEING AT CAPACITY/CRISIS SITUATION >>> ACROSS THE SUNBELT STATES ARE SHATTERING RECORDS WITH FLORIDA WITH 5,000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY WITH CALIFORNIA WITH OVER 7,000 IN A DAY DISNEYLAND'S REOPENING IS NOW DELAYED NOT EVEN THE SCORCHING SUN OR 110-DEGREE DESERT HEAT CAN STOP THE SPREAD

>> I WAS NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING, NOT WEARING A MASK I FELT INVINCIBLE >> JIMMY FLORES WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 EARLIER THIS MONTH THE 30-YEAR-OLD THINKS HE GOT IT AT A BAR >> I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION, RIGHT? FOR ME, I DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY FOR MYSELF, WHICH IS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE

>> Reporter: WITH 88% OF THE STATE'S ICU BEDS FULL, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE WORRIED >> THE HEALTH INDICATORS ARE BAD >> Reporter: INCLUDING WILL HUMBLE, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES >> AND THE TIME TO STAFF UP ISN'T WHEN YOU ALREADY HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOW SO YOU CAN PREPARE FOR WHEN THAT HAPPENS

>> Reporter: SURGING CASES ARE A DAUNTING OBSTACLE FOR BUSINESSES THAT HAVE REOPENED OR JUST OPENED >> THIS COVID THING COULD BE LIFE OR DEATH FOR CERTAIN PEOPLE AND I JUST GOING TO DO THE BEST I CAN WITH WHAT KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE >> Reporter: RASHIDA WHITE AND HER HUSBAND WERE PLANNING TO LAUNCH THE NEWEST RAUNTD IN MARCH INSTEAD THEY OPENED IN MAY WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH LIMITS CAPACITY TO AROUND 40% >> I WORRY ABOUT IF I BRING SOMETHING HOME TO MY HUSBAND AND WE GO HOME, WE'RE THE OWNERS OF THE BUSINESSES

WE ARE THE FRONT LINE BUT I DIDN'T STAY HOME AND EXPECT MY EMPLOYEES TO BE HERE ON THE FRONT LINE WITHOUT SUPPORTING THEM >> Reporter: WHITE DOES OWN OTHER RESTAURANTS THAT DO TAKE OUT SO THOSE BUSINESSES ARE FARING BETTER DURING THE PANDEMIC ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES SHE SAYS, IS DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS WHO DON'T WANT TO WEAR MASKS >>> LET'S TURN TO THE DOCTOR GOOD MORNING TO YOU

WE SEE THIS HEADLINE IT IS A JARRING ONE THAT THE US SET THE HIGHEST RECORD EVER OF SINGLE DAY NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS HOW ALARMING IS THIS TO YOU? >> GOOD MORNING

THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON IT IS PRETTY ALARMING IT IS WORRISOME OBVIOUSLY WE HAD HOPED WE WOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE VIRUS AT BAY FOR AWHILE BUT WE'RE SEEING THE RESURGENCES LARGELY BECAUSE WE OPENED UP TOO QUICKLY AND OPENED UP WITHOUT THE RIGHT SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE I'M WORRIED THAT WE'LL SEE CONTINUING INCREASES IN THE NUMBER OF CASES AND THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD UNLESS WE REALLY TAKE MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT ACTION

>> I'M SURE YOU FEEL LIKE A BROKEN RECORD BUT IT BEARS UNDER SCORING A LOT OF FOLKS ARE PROBABLY SAYING OKAY, WE HAVE THIS 46,000 NUMBER OF CASES SOUNDS TERRIBLE, IS TERRIBLE, BUT WE ARE TESTING MORE AND MANY OF THE CASES ARE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET AS SICK SO IS THAT NEEDED CONTEXT RIGHT NOW? HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> CONTEXT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT FIRST OF ALL, WE HAVE VERY GOOD EVIDENCE THAT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MORE TESTING HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE GOING UP AND WE ARE CLEARLY IDENTIFYING MORE INFECTIONS AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING INFECTED, SO IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT MORE TESTING

IN TERMS OF YOUNG PEOPLE, I HAVE TWO COMMENTS FIRST IS WE KNOW YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET PRETTY SICK AS WELL AM THE WE HEARD ABOUT THE TEENAGER WHO DIED WE DON'T KNOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THIS DISEASE MORE AND MORE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THERE COULD BE REAL CONSEQUENCES AND YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T JUST STAY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE THEY GO SPEND TIME WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK, SO I JUST DON'T TAKE A LOT OF COMFORT IN THOSE TWO PIECES OF DATA

I'M STILL PRETTY WORRIED ABOUT WHERE THE TREND IS HEADING >> AND LET'S LOOK AT THE HOT SPOTS YOU HAVE TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE AT A TIPPING POINT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW TO STOP THIS WILDFIRE FROM GETTING REALLY OUT OF CONTROL? >> I THINK WILDFIRE IS A GOOD ANALOGY HERE A FEW THINGS NEED TO HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY

I THINK THE STATES NEED A PUBLIC MASK LAW THAT SAYS YOU CANNOT GO OUT IN THE PUBLIC, YOU CAN'T GO INTO RESTAURANTS OR A PUBLIC SPACE WITHOUT A MASK THAT IS MINIMUM SECOND, I THINK ALL LARGE GATHERINGS, NIGHTCLUBS ARE OPEN IN PLACES, RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN I REALLY THINK THE STATE HAS TO LOOK AT WHETHER IT CAN SUSTAIN HAVING INDOOR RESTAURANTS AT ALL AND THEN THE THING THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, ALL OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS THESE STATES HAVE TO PUT MORE EFFORT ON TESTING AND TRACING

NOT JUST TO FIND MORE CASES WHICH WILL ISOLATE MORE PEOPLE SO THEY ONLY INFECT OTHER PEOPLE WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT IT RIGHT AWAY >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, IT IS A CRITICAL MOMENT THANK YOU AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR PERSPECTIVE >>> CALIFORNIA SETTING A RECORD WITH MORE THAN 7,000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY, CRAIG

>> AND THE SITUATION IS ESPECIALLY BAD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ERIC GARCETTI IS THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES AND HE IS UP EARLY, VERY EARLY ON THE WEST COAST TO TALK WITH US MR MAYOR, GOOD MORNING TO YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, CRAIG, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> CALIFORNIA'S AVERAGED ROUGHLY 5,000 NEW CASES A DAY, BUT IT IS ALSO THE FIRST STATE IN THE COUNTRY THAT ISSUED THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WHAT THE HECK IS HAPPENING IN CALIFORNIA? DID YOU GUYS REOPEN TOO QUICKLY? >> A FEW THINGS HERE IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING BETTER WE HAD 425 NEW CASES YESTERDAY WE'RE SURROUNDED BY PLACES THAT OPENED MORE QUICKLY THAN US

PLACES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THAT WERE EAGER, IRRATIONAL EXHUBERANCE, IF YOU WILL 40% OF THE NEW CASES ARE 18 TO 40-YEAR-OLDS WE MAY FEEL LIKE WE'RE DONE WITH COVID-19 BUT COVID-19 ISN'T DONE WITH US I THINK THE BEST LINE I HEARD IS THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE CHEATING ON A DIET AND WONDERING WHY THEY'RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO JUST STOPPED PHYSICAL DISTANCING

MANY COUNTIES STOPPED WEARING MASKS, STOPPED WASHING OUR HANDS WE KNOW WHAT DEFEATS THE VIRUS BUT PEOPLE SUDDENLY HAVE STOPPED DOING THAT IN TOO MANY PLACES ACROSS AMERICA WE'RE REENFORCING THE MESSAGE WITH YOUNG PEOPLE YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE BUT YOU CAN TAKE A LIFE WITH THE BEHAVIOR THAT YOU HAVE >> ARE YOU SEEING AN INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WELL? >> SMALL

OUR DEATHS CONTINUE TO GO DOWN IN LOS ANGELES WE HAVE SEEN THE HOSPITALIZATIONS PICK UP BUT IT IS WELL BELOW OUR PEAK IN APRIL AND WE HAVE A LOT OF CAPACITY IT IS IMPORTANT NOT TO GET TOO HAD HYSTERICAL IT IS JUST AS DANGEROUS TODAY AS WHEN IT ARRIVED I DON'T CARE IF WE'RE EXHAUSTED

IT DOESN'T GET EXHAUSTED AND PREYS ON OUR EXHAUSTION, IT PREYS WHEN WE'RE DIVIDED ESPECIALLY FOR FOLKS OUT PROTESTING AND OTHER THINGS IT IS IMPORTANT TO GET TESTED AND WE DOUBLED OUR TESTING CAPACITY FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY TO MAKE SURE WE CAN MEET THAT DEMAND >> MR MAYOR, TO THAT POINT, RECENTLY HEALTH OFFICIALS IN YOUR COUNTY FOUND THAT AT LEAST 1,000 RESTAURANTS WEREN'T, WERE NOT FOLLOWING SAFETY GUIDELINES

HOW DO YOU PROTECT AGAINST THAT? WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FIND THE RESTAURANTS, AND HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY FOR FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE RULES? >> GREAT POINT I THINK THEY WENT TO OVER 2,000 RESTAURANTS YOU HAVE TO DO A TON OF INSPECTIONS YOU HAVE TO ENCOURAGE AND ENFORCE NO CITY HAS THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE ACROSS THE BOARD IF PEOPLE ARE NOT POLICING THEMSELVES

IT IS AN HONOR SYSTEM AND FOR FOLKS THAT RUN A BUSINESS KNOW IF WE DON'T GET THIS RIGHT, THE BUSINESSES WILL BE CLOSED DOWN AGAIN AND THAT WILL BE DEVASTATING, SO I THINK WE'RE SMARTER I THINK WE KNOW HOW TO LIVE WITH COVID-19 BETTER AND NOW IT IS ON EACH ONE OF US LET'S EACH DO OUR PART >> MR MAYOR, EARLIER YOU JUST MENTIONED ABOUT TESTING

THAT IS A MAJOR WEAPON A NUMBER OF LA COUNTY SITES THIS WEEK WERE EITHER ALL BOOKED UP OR CLOSED WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE TESTING CAPACITY AND DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TESTING CAPACITY FOR THE LATEST SURGE

>> WHETHER YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR NOT, WE ARE ALL GOOD LAST WEEK AND WE DID SEE A SURGE WITHIN TWO DAYS WE WERE ABLE TO DOUBLE THE CAPACITY TO ABOUT 17,000 TESTS A DAY WE HAVE 90 SITES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTY I'M IN CHARGE OF THE ONES IN LOS ANGELES CITY BUT THE LOS ANGELES CITY ONES, WHICH WE'RE PAYING FOR OUT OF POCKET, WE INCREASED BY 7,000, SO EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE TO BOOK A TEST SAME DAY OR NEXT DAY IN LOS ANGELES IT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL AND I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE IN L

A TO GO TO CORONAVIRUSLACITYG AND GET A TEST NOW >> WHY WERE THE SITES CLOSED? >> THE WEEK BEFORE WE HAD EXTRA CAPACITY IN EACH ONE OF THEM SO THERE WAS DEFINITELY A TESTING SURGE

WE HAD THOUSANDS OF TESTS THAT WEREN'T BEING USED A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE THAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO ALSO GO TO THE PRIMARY PROVIDERS NOW YOU CAN GO TO YOUR DOCTORS, YOUR CLINICS AND WE'RE FILLING IN THE HOLES WE HAVE MOBILE CLINICS IN THE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS AND ALSO FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS WE HAVE NOT SEEN A SURGE AND AN OUTBREAK

I'M PROUD OF THE TESTING CAPACITY WE'RE ABLE TO TURN ON A DIME WHEN THERE IS MORE OR LESS DEMAND ON THE PUBLIC TESTING DRIVE-THRU AND WALK UP CENTERS WE SHOULD HAVE HAD TESTING FROM THE BEGINNING AND FINALLY, IT IS BEGINNING TO ARRIVE >> MAYOR GARCETTI, IF THE CASES CONTINUE TO RISE THERE, HOW REAL IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN BUSINESSES AGAIN AND LOCKDOWN RESIDENTS AGAIN? >> MAKE NO MISTAKE WE KNOW THAT THAT IS NOT ONLY THE LAST RESORT IT IS THE STRONGEST RESORT AND IF WE SEE A DRAMATIC UPTICK, AND I WANT TO BE CLEAR, SO FAR AT LEAST IN LOS ANGELES, WE HAVEN'T SEEN A DRAMATIC UPTICK

WE HAVE SEEN A STEADY DECLINE IN DEATHS THAT IS ONE OF THE ARROWS IN THE QUIVER I BELIEVE IN PEOPLE I HAVE SEEN REMARKABLE GENEROSITY AND INCREDIBLE BEHAVIOR I SAY REAL MEN WEAR MASKS

IT IS AN ACT OF LOVE, GENEROSITY, WASH YOUR HANDS, KEEP YOUR DISTANCING I DON'T THINK WE'LL HAVE TO GO THERE EARLY WARNING SIGNS REQUIRE US AS LEADERS TO REMIND THEM HOW WE WERE ABLE TO SAVE LIVES BEFORE AND THEY NEED TO KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL WE HAVE A VACCINE AND A DRUG TO TREAT COVID-19 >> ANY INDICATION WHETHER THE RECENT PROTESTS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SPIKE, DO WE KNOW? >> THEY WERE OUTDOORS THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR SAID THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT THERE IS PROBABLY SOME CONNECTION BUT WE NEED TO KEEP, YOU KNOW, THAT PRESSURE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

LET'S JUST BE SAFE AS AN ORGANIZER, THE CROWD LOOKS BETTER IF YOU'RE SICK FEET AWAY ANYWAY I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP EXERCISING THAT RIGHT YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN THE WAY THAT WE HAVE LEARNED COVID-19 WON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MOMENT >> IN FACT, SPEAK AEFTH PROTESTS, MR

MAYOR, YOU HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED BY THE POLICE UNION AND ACTIVISTS ABOUT THE WAY YOU HAVE BEEN HANDLING THE PROTESTS WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES AS YOU TRY TO LIFT THE CALLS FOR CHANGE, KEEPING THE CONFIDENCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WELL? >> YOU KNOW, THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS ABOUT LEADERSHIP I RELISH THIS MOMENT IT IS NOT THE WAY WE WANTED IT TO ARRIVE IN AMERICA I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT TO PUSH FORWARD THE BIRTH OF RACIAL DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA MY ENTIRE LIFE

I'M GLAD THEY LED THE MOVEMENT OF REALLOCATING RESOURCES AND FIGURE OUT WAYS TO INVEST IN BLACK COMMUNITIES AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE LIFTED UP FOR THE HEROISM THAT THEY SHOW AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY WHO BREAK RULES OR LAWS WE HAVE A BOLD AGENDA ON JUNETEENTH WE APPOINTED THE FIRST RACIAL EQUITY OFFICER EVERYONE IN THE 37 DEPARTMENTS WILL HAVE TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT THE HIRING, LOOK AT THE POLICY, ANALYZE WHAT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE IF YOU DON'T SEE IT, YOU CAN'T MANAGE IT AND WE NEED TO MEASURE EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE DOING AS WELL AS HEAVILY INVEST

YOU'LL SEE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE'LL INVEST IN BLACK COMMUNITIES IN A DEEPER WAY WE HAVE EVER DONE BEFORE IT IS ABOUT POLICING RIGHT NOW BUT IT HAS TO BE ABOUT HEALTH AND WEALTH BUILDING DISPARITY BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE WEALTH IN AMERICA IS THE CORE OF OUR ORIGINAL HERE IN AMERICA THERE IS CRITICISM WHEN YOU MARCH FORWARD BUT WE CAN'T MIX THIS MOMENT WE HAVE TO KNEAD IT

WE'RE REIMAGINING WHAT EQUITY LOOKS LIKE AND MAKING SURE THAT BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE NOT LEFT BEHIND >> MAYOR GARCETTI, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WAKING UP WITH US >>> THEY LINED UP BY THE HUNDREDS AFTER 103 DAYS, THE FITTEST, MOST DEDICATED AMONG US ARE SCALING THE ICONIC LANDMARK ONCE AGAIN >> THE ONLY WAY UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR IS 675 GRUELING STEPS

THE ELEVATORS OPEN UP LATER THIS WEEK BUT THE EXERCISE IS WORTH IT >> YEAH >> SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED, BRAVE TOURISTS ARE EXCITED >> I'M THRILLED TO BE HERE YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD ACTUALLY BE HERE

>> THE SOUNDS AND ENERGY OF THE NORMALLY BUSTLING CITY CREEPING BACK >> DEPRESSING TO HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER CLOSED WE MISS SEEING THE TOURISTS AND THOSE OUT PICNICKING, STROLLING AROUND YOU REALIZE THE PEOPLE ARE THE LIFE OF PARIS >> AND EVEN AN AMERICAN FAMILY LIVING HERE THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR MONTHS NOW THROUGH THE LOCKDOWN AND NOW THEIR BIKE RIDES AS THEY EASE BACK TO NORMALCY

EVEN THEY WANT TO GET UP THE EIFFEL TOWER BEFORE THE THRONGS OF TOURISTS RETURN >> MY MOM HAS NOT BEEN ABLE YET TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, SO THAT IS GOAL NUMBER ONE >> IT IS THE SYMBOL OF PARIS TO HAVE IT OPEN SEEMS LIKE A CELEBRATION >> THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU GUY

THE BIG ASSIGNMENT IS NO GOVERNMENT PERMIT WHAT HAVE THE LAST SIX WEEKS BEEN LIKE? WHAT DOES LIFE LOOK LIKE NOW? >> A LOT OF OUTDOORS, ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE AND ENJOYING THE PARIS SIGHTS LIKE THE EIFFEL TOWER, WITHOUT THE TOURISTS WE HAVE HAD THIS VERY SPECIAL MOMENT IN PARIS WHERE IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A SECRET CITY >> WHILE THE FRENCH GREETING IS BANNED FOR HEALTH REASONS — >> I MISS BEING ABLE TO DO THAT THERE IS LESS OF A PERSONAL CONNECTION

>> THE ROMANCE THAT MAKES THE CITY SO FAMOUS ONCE AGAIN ON FULL DISPLAY AT LEAST FOR NOW >> THIS CITY RUNS ON TOURISM AND IT IS HURTING IF THE EU GOES THROUGH WITH THE AMERICAN BAN, THAT WILL HURT MORE THIS FAMILY SAYS WATCHING THE US

FROM HERE, THEY FEEL SAFE AND LUCKY TO BE IN PARIS >>> WE'RE BACK WITH SOMETHING NEW SUMMER SAFETY IT HAS BEEN MONTHS SINCE WE SPENT TIME OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC WITH SUMMER'S ARRIVAL, THE MORE STATES REOPENING, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE SUNNY DAY ACTIVITIES WHILE ALSO STAYING SAFE? HERE WITH EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW IN THE INVESTIGATIVE AND CONSUMER CORRESPONDENT VICKI NGUYEN

HOW DO WE DO IT? HOW DO WE GET BACK OUT THERE AND STAY SAFE, ESPECIALLY IN SOCIAL GATHERINGS? >> IT STARTS WITH FORMING THE QUARANTINE BUBBLE THE POD, THE PANDEMIC POSSE, CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL WE HAVE BEEN IN ISOLATION FOR SOME TIME NOW AND IT IS NOT REALISTIC TO EXPECT TO STAY THAT WAY CHOOSE WISELY THIS IS PICKING ONE OR TWO OTHER FAMILIES THAT YOU GET ALONG WITH, THAT YOUR KIDS GET ALONG WITH, THAT YOU WANT TO RIDE OUT THE SUMMER WITH AND HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE RULES

HOW DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE? ARE YOU ALL ABIDING BY THE SAME THINGS? WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC, AVOIDING CROWDS, KEEPING SOCIAL DISTANCE YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH EVERYONE IN THE GROUP >> QUARANTINE CREW >> EXACTLY >> PLAYGROUNDS, POOLS, THEY'RE STARTING TO REOPEN

MANY IN OUR TOWN AS WELL IF YOU WANT THE KIDS TO GO TO THE POOL, HOW DO YOU DO THAT? WHAT IS THE BEST WAY? >> IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR KIDS BASED ON THEIR AGE LEVEL UNDERSTAND THE LITTLE ONES WON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS BUT AS THEY GET OLDER, YOU CAN HAVE THE CONVERSATION, ADVISABLE TO KEEP THE MASKS ON WHILE THEY'RE OUT IN PUBLIC BRING ALONG A TON OF HAND SANITIZER AND MAKE SURE YOU'RE AVOIDING PARKS, POOLS, BEACHES, THAT ARE OVERLY CROWDED YOU CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE IF EVERYBODY IS PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES

KEEP IN MIND, TOO, YOU WANT TO PACK PATIENCE STAY AT PARKS NEARBY GETTING OUTSIDE, GETTING SUNSHINE, GETTING EXERCISE, THAT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR KIDS BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT AND REDUCE RISK AT THE SAME TIME >> WE WERE AT THE BEACH, TWO SMALL KIDS, AS SOON AS WE GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, THEY HAVE TO USE THE RESTROOM PUBLIC RESTROOMS AT THE BEACH, WHAT IS THE GUIDANCE ON THAT? ARE THEY SAFE TO USE? >> I DO NOT WANT PEOPLE TO BE OVERLY ANXIOUS

WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO, YOU HAVE TO GO, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE KIDS SO THE THING IS, IF THERE IS A LINE, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE IN LINE WHEN YOU GET INSIDE, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FLUSH THE TOILET THERE IS AN AEROSOL PLUME THIS HAPPENED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC IT IS JUST THE SCIENCE OF HOW TOILETS WORK

ALL KINDS OF DROPLETS AND PARTICLES COME UP INTO THE AIR THE KEY THERE IS ALWAYS KEEP THE LID DOWN THIS APPLIES AT HOME, TOO WHEN YOU GO INTO A PUBLIC RESTROOM, I KNOW, THERE IS NOT ALWAYS A LID TO SHUT, SO IN THAT CASE, YOU HAVE TO BE STRATEGIC IT IS OPEN THE STALL DOOR, FLUSH, AND YOU'RE OUT OF THERE QUICKLY

WASH YOUR HANDS AND ALSO, YOU KNOW THOSE AIR DRYERS FOR YOUR HANDS? NOT REALLY ADVISABLE TO USE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT SHOW THOSE KIND OF REALLY PICK UP A LOT OF PARTICLES AND BACTERIA THAT BLOW ALL SORTS OF THINGS AROUND AIR DRY THE HANDS IF THERE ARE NO PAPER TOWELS NINJA YOUR WAY OUT USE YOUR FOOT, YOUR ELBOW, PRACTICE NOT TOUCHING ANYTHING YOU DON'T HAVE TO

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IT IS A FAMILIAR SOUND OF SUMMER AND A WELCOME RELIEF IN AN ANXIOUS SEASON THIS NEW JERSEY FAMILY GOT A BACKYARD POOL JUST IN TIME >> I HAVE BEEN IN THE POOL INDUSTRY FOR 40 YEARS THIS IS THE BUSIEST SEASON I HAVE EVER SEEN >> THESE DAYS THE WAIT LIST IS THREE MONTHS

>> THE DEMAND IS DOUBLE WHAT THE INDUSTRY HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE >> HIS COMPANY HAS BEEN FILLING ORDERS FROM AS FAR AS OHIO AS OTHER COMPANIES HAVE COMPLETELY RUN OUT OF INVENTORY >> PEOPLE WANT POOLS BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT TAKING VACATIONS THEY'RE STAYING HOME AND WANT TO ENJOY THEIR BACKYARDS >> Reporter: PARENTS ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH KIDS AT HOME, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

>> WITH SO MANY OF US COOPED UP FOR MONTHS AND GYMS ONLY JUST NOW REOPENING, BIKE SALES ARE SURGING WE ALL NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE SUN AND FRESH AIR >> Reporter: BIKE SALES DURING COVID-19 FOR ADULTS SPIKED 121% ANDREW SMITH AT THE BIKE SHOP IN SANTA MONICA CAN'T KEEP UP WITH COMMAND >> SEE? IT IS RED

YOU WANT IT? IT IS THE ONLY ONE IN TOWN YOU BETTER TAKE IT >> Reporter: KID BIKES, E-BIKES, TANDEM BIKES ALL FLYING OUT THE DOOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS IN APRIL, BIKE SALES HIT A BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE MONTH NATIONWIDE, A RECORD >> I THINK OF THE NEW NORMAL

BIKES WILL BE ESSENTIAL AS LONG AS THINGS ARE SHUT DOWN AND THERE IS NOT AS MANY ACTIVITIES, WE'LL BE BUSY >> Reporter: AS WE ALL HUNKER DOWN AT HOME, MANY OF US GREW A GREEN THUMB, TOO, SENDING BUSINESS AT NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTERS THROUGH THE ROOF >> BE ABLE TO GO OUT TO THE GARDEN AND BRUSH PAST THE LAVENDER AND RELEASE THE OILS AND SMELL THE LAVENDER >> Reporter: KATHY HAS NEVER SEEN SO MANY FIRST TIME GARDENERS

>> IT HAS BEEN OVER THE TOP IN ADDITION TO BUYING THE VEGETABLES, THEY NEED THE TOOLS, THEY NEED THE SHOVELS, THEY NEED THE RAKES, THEY NEED THE RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS >> DURING THIS REALLY HARD TIME WHEN IT HAS BEEN HARD TO FIND ANY JOY, PEOPLE COME IN AND THEY'RE HAPPY AND JOYOUS AND THEY'RE GLAD WE'RE OPEN AND I HOPE THAT STAYS >> Reporter: ANOTHER BRIGHT SPOT WE'RE SEEING WHILE LUXURY SHOES AND EXPENSIVE BRANDS ARE NOT DOING SO WELL, BRANDS LIKE CROCS ARE DOING WELL ACCORDING TO A SURVEY, SALES ARE UP 14% IN MARCH AND HAVE BEEN GROWING EVER SINCE JO, THANK YOU

>>> WHAT DOES ALL OF THIS MEAN IF YOU'RE IN THE MARKET FOR A JOB? DON'T YOU LOVE STEPHANIE RULE? THERE SHE IS NBC'S BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT HEY, STEPH THE QUESTION IS, WE HEARD ABOUT THE POOLS AND THE BIKES AND THE PLANTS, BUT WHAT PLACES ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW? >> SO, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE IDEA IS GO WHERE THE JOBS ARE

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR SKILL SET IS IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN SALES OR CUSTOMER SERVICE AND IT MAY BE WITHIN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY, AND THERE IS NOT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES IN THE STORES, START TO THINK WHERE CAN I TAKE THE SKILLS? I PROMISE YOU, THE SWIMMING POOLS OPERATIONS, THEY'RE GOING TO NEED PEOPLE WORKING IN CUSTOMER SERVICE AND WE KNOW ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES, BIG BOX STORES HAVE BEEN OPEN DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER THINKING WE'LL REOPEN NEXT MONTH I'LL GO BACK TO MY JOB WE'RE IN THE NEW NORMAL RIGHT NOW, HODA

IT IS CORONAVIRUS CASES THAT ARE MOVING UP WE CAN SEE PEOPLE STILL SITTING OUT THE TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES ARE NOT REOPENING YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT? THE SUMMER CAMP MAY NOT REOPEN SO YOU CAN'T GO BACK THERE

REMOTE LEARNING IS MOVING UP SO IT IS TIME TO START MOVING YOUR IDEAS SHIFT IT TAKE YOUR SKILLS AND SHIFT THEM TO THE JOBS >> SPECIFIC BUSINESSES, STEPH, WE SHOWED A FEW OF THEM THAT ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW, INCLUDING KROGER BATH AND BODY WORKS

IF YOU'RE SITTING AT HOME AND YOU'RE ONE OF TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS THAT ARE NOT WORKING, ANY SPECIFIC TIPS TO LAND ONE OF THE JOBS? >> WELL, LISTEN, YOU CAN GO TO AMAZON RIGHT NOW AND TO AMAZON JOBS AND FIND SOMETHING IN YOUR AREA THE KEY THING IS TO THINK ABOUT DID I WORK IN A BUSINESS LIKE THIS BEFORE? CAN I STRETCH MY SKILLS TO THAT NEW BUSINESS AND ONE OTHER THING, THERE IS MORE FREE, ONLINE TRAINING TODAY THAN EVER BEFORE GO ONLINE YOU CAN LEARN TO CODE YOU CAN ACTUALLY LEARN ONLINE CONSTRUCTION

THIS IS A TIME WHEN YOU CAN SAY I HAVE THIS TIME ON MY HANDS, EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT GOES FOR ANOTHER MONTH TRY TO LEARN ONLINE YOU CAN DO IT FOR FREE >> GREAT TIPS! DON'T YOU LOVE OUR STEPHANIE? >> WHO KNEW YOU COULD LEARN THAT ONLINE? >> THANKS, STEPH >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER JUST TEN MINUTES OF DELIBERATIONS A GEORGIA GRAND JURY INDICTING THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES FOR THE DEATH OF AHMAUD ARBERY, WHO IS BLACK >> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP, ANOTHER GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD >> THE CHARGES INCLUDE FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR GREGORY AND TRAVIS McMICHAEL AND WILLIAM BRYAN, WHO RECORDED THIS VIDEO OF ARBERY'S FINAL MOMENTS FOR ARBERY'S MOTHER, THE INDICTMENT IS AN ENCOURAGING STEP

>> THIS EMPOWERS US TO FIGHT THIS IS THE FIRST STEP WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO >> ARBERY WAS UNARMED AND OUT FOR A JOG WHEN HE WAS PURSUED BY THE McMICHAELS IN A PICK-UP TRUCK GREGORY McMICHAEL TOLD POLICE THEY FOLLOWED ARBERY BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND TRAVIS FIRED HIS SHOTGUN WHEN ARBERY BEGAN TO VIOLENTLY ATTACK HIM

IN A STATEMENT, A LAWYER FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAID HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY, ADDING WE LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL OF THE FACTS REGARDING THIS TRAGIC DEATH IN A COURT OF LAW ATTORNEYS FOR GREGORY McMICHAEL HAVE CALLED HIM A GOOD PERSON AND WARNED AGAINST A RUSH TO JUDGMENT BRYAN'S LAWYER URGED THE D A TO CONSIDER BOND

>> WE WELCOME THE ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY TODAY WHILE WE DISAGREE WITH IT, IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO MOVING THIS CASE CLOSER TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL THAT RODDY HAS DEMANDED >> HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS STEP? >> IT IS A HUGE STEP WE OFTEN SEE ARRESTS WITHOUT ANY FOLLOW THROUGH OR ACTUAL INDICTMENTS ON THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES HERE WE BELIEVE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WERE FILED

>> THE INDICTMENT COMES HOURS AFTER GEORGIA LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL ENFORCING STIFFER PUNISHMENTS FOR HATE CRIMES, PREVIOUSLY ONE OF ONLY FOUR STATES WITHOUT SUCH A LAW ARBERY'S DEATH HELPED PUSH THE BILL THROUGH FOR HIS MOTHER, IT IS ALL MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD >> YESTERDAY I LEARNED ABOUT THE HATE CRIME BILL BEING PASSED AND TODAY I LEARNED ABOUT THE INDICTMENT I'M VERY PLEASED

AT THIS POINT I DO BELIEVE THE CASE IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION >>> WE'RE IN THE PANDEMIC IN THE MIDDLE OF CALLS FOR REFORM SCRUTINY ON POLICE

WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT HAS BEEN LIKE FOR YOUR OFFICERS? >> DEMORALIZING TO SAY THE LEAST >> JOHN IS THE NEWLY ELECTED LEADER FOR LODGE 7, THE UNION THAT REPRESENTS 5,000 RANK AND FILE POLICE OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS >> CAN YOU SEE THE PROTESTER'S POINTS AT ALL ABOUT NEEDING REFORM? >> I DON'T LIKE THE WORD REFORM IT HAS A CONNOTATION THAT THERE ARE MAJOR SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS >> YOU DON'T THINK THERE IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM WITH RACISM IN YOUR POLICE FORCE? >> AGAIN, NO

IF I LITERALLY SAW OFFICERS THAT I THOUGHT WERE POLICING BASED SOLELY ON RACE, THEN I WOULD SAY YES BUT THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE CASE THAT HAS NOT BEEN MY EXPERIENCE >> MANY OF HIS VIEWS ARE NOT SHARED BY CHICAGO MAYOR LORI LIGHTFOOT SHE WAS ELECTED LAST YEAR AFTER CAMPAIGNING ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY >> SO THAT THE COMMUNITIES AND POLICE TRUST EACH OTHER

>> HE DOESN'T THINK THERE IS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE SYSTEM >> HE HAS HIS HEAD IN THE SAND ANYBODY OF GOOD WILL OF A CERTAIN AGE RECOGNIZES THAT MANY INSTITUTIONS HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM AS PART OF THEM AND UNFORTUNATELY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NO DIFFERENT >> POLICE UNION AS HAVE A LOT OF POWER BECAUSE OF THEIR CONTRACTS, PARTICULARLY IN CHICAGO WHERE HISTORICALLY ANY POTENTIAL REFORMS ARE NEGOTIATED INTO A NEW CONTRACT BEFORE BEING IMPLEMENTED >> THEY BLOCKED BODY CAMERAS

THEY BLOCKED THE TAKING OF ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS THEY BLOCKED CIVILIAN OVER SIGHT AT EVERY LEVEL THE UNION ALSO SOUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DESTROY POLICE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS AFTER FIVE YEARS, BUT LAST WEEK, THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULED THOSE RECORDS MUST BE KEPT >> YOU SEE HOW IT LOOKS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO SAVE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE

>> WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SAVING A DISCIPLINARY RECORD OF SOMEONE WHO RETIRED? >> LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO AND SAN JOSE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF PROACTIVE CALLS FOR REFORM >> IT IS OUR JOB TO DO THINGS FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP WE HAVE THE DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE CHANGE, CREATE THE CULTURE GET THAT COMMUNITY VOICE LISTENING TO THEM

IF WE'RE NOT LISTENING TO THEM RIGHT NOW, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T BE IN POLICE WORK >>> THE CALIFORNIA UNION PROPOSED TEN REFORMS INCLUDING A NATION-WIDE DATABASE OF OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT, A NATIONAL STANDARD FOR USE OF FORCE, AND FOR DEESCALATION AND A PLEDGE TO WEED OUT RACIST OFFICERS IN THEIR RANKS >> POLICE OFFICERS ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR SOCIETY THERE IS RACISM IN SOCIETY BECAUSE OF THAT, THERE ARE RACIST COPS

IF YOU CAN'T SAY THAT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT >> THAT IS CALIFORNIA IN CHICAGO, REFORM HAS STALLED AFTER LA QUAN McDONALD SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS THEY FOUND SEERGS CONCERNS ABOUT RACIAL DISCRITICISMNY CONDUCT BY SOME OFFICERS A FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVED WHAT IS CALLED A CONSENT DECREE, CALLING FOR SPECIFIC POLICE REFORMS, BUT MANY OF THOSE FEDERAL REFORMS CONFLICT WITH THE CURRENT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE CONTRACT

A CONTRACT THAT HASN'T BEEN RENEGOTIATED SINCE IT EXPIRED THREE YEARS AGO >> WHAT THE UNION DOES IS AGREES AND OBSTRUCTS EVERY PROGRESSIVE AND IMPORTANT THING THAT IS NECESSARY MANDATED BY THE CONSENT DECREE, THEY TRY TO BLOCK >> CRITICS SAY YOU'RE TAKING PROTECTION OF YOUR OFFICERS TO AN EXTREME >> HOW IS PROTECTION EVER AN EXTREME? >> YOU'RE PROTECTING THOSE WHO MAKE MISTAKES

>> IT IS A UNION — OKAY >> THERE ARE MISTAKES MADE THEY SHOULDN'T AUTOMATICALLY BE THE END OF THE WORLD >> ARE THERE SOME THINGS WHICH YOU AGREE YOU NEED TO CHANGE? >> I THINK THE ONE COMMON GROUND WE CAN COME TO AGREEMENT ON IS THAT WE NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE HUMAN AS POLICE A LITTLE MORE SYMPATHETIC

>> YOU'RE OVER HERE AND HE IS OVER HERE, HOW WILL YOU GET ANYTHING DONE? YOU NEED EACH OTHER >> THE UNION WOULD BE IMPORTANT IF THEY WERE GOING TO BE A CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNER IT IS LEAVING THE STATION >> THE BOTTOM LINE, LAST WEEK, AN INDEPENDENT MONITOR FOUND THAT THE CITY OF CHICAGO MISSED A NUMBER OF DEADLINES AND THAT, IN FACT, 75% OF THE DEADLINES LAID OUT IN THE JUDGE-ORDERED CONSENT DECREE WERE MISSED THE UNION LEADER SAYS THAT IS NOT ON THEM, THAT IS ON THE CITY

THE MAYOR TOLD ME THEY ALL HAVE TO DO BETTER WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER EMBARRASSING REPORT, SHE SAID, BUT AGAIN, SOME OF THOSE REFORMS WILL MEAN THAT SHE HAS TO SIT DOWN WITH THE UNION AND NEGOTIATE NEW TERMS IN A CONTRACT >> WE HEARD THE UNION SPOKESPERSON ADMIT THAT THEY COULD WORK ON BEING A BIT MORE HUMAN ARE THERE OTHER AREAS WHERE THE MAYOR AND THE UNION REP, WHERE THEY AGREE ON COMMON GROUND? >> THERE IS A PROVISION ABOUT OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS ALLOWING THEM TO WAIT UP TO 24 HOURS BEFORE BEING INTERVIEWED CRITICS THINK THAT IS UNFAIR

GIVES THEM TIME TO COORDINATE THEIR STATEMENTS BOTH MAYOR LIGHTFOOT TOLD ME THAT THEY BELIEVE THE WAITING PERIOD IS GOOD BECAUSE MOST OFFICERS WILL RARELY, IF EVER, BE INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING AND IT IS A TRAUMATIC EVENT, THEY NEED TIME TO COOL OFF BEFORE THEY GET INTERVIEWED CONSENT DECREE I TALKED ABOUT FROM THE FEDERAL JUDGE DOES CALL FOR CHANGING THAT RULE >> ALSO INTERESTING TO SEE THE POSITION BETWEEN THE CHICAGO POLICE UNION AND THE SAN JOSE POLICE UNION THANKS AS ALWAYS

>>> CALL IT A HOW-TO MANUAL FOR AMERICA'S PASS TIME AFTER ANNOUNCING A 60 GAME SEASON WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT THE END OF JULY, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS RELEASING A MORE THAN 100 PAGE GUIDE, PACKED WITH CHANGES, BIG AND SMALL, THAT WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE NEW SEASON DURING GAMES, MOST PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT IN THE DUGOUT SOME WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE STANDS, SPACED OUT BY ENTIRE ROWS THERE WILL BE NO FANS

ON THE FIELD, SPITTING AND CHEWING TOBACCO ARE PROHIBITED BUT CHEWING GUM IS OKAY NO MORE PITCHERS LICKING THEIR FINGERS ON THE MOUND PLAYERS AND UMPIRES MUST BE SIX FEET AWAY FROM EVERYONE EVEN DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WHEN IT COMES TO BASEBALL, THEY WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GAME EVERY TIME A BALL IS TOUCHED BY MULTIPLIERS THE MANUAL HAS GUIDELINES FOR OFFIELD ACTIVITIES, TOO

LOCKERS MUST BE SIX FEET APART AND NO SHOWERING IN THE CLUBHOUSE PLAYERS ARE BANNED FROM HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS AND MEALS ARE RESTRICTED TO ROOM SERVICE JUST AFTER THE NEW SEASON WAS ANNOUNCED, THREE PLAYERS REPORTEDLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AND MORE THAN 40 PLAYERS AND STAFF TESTED POSITIVE LAST WEEK TO CONTROL FURTHER OUTBREAKS, PLAYERS CAN EXPECT EXTENSIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTING BEFORE THEY'RE ALLOWED TO ATTEND SPRING TRAINING AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS FOR CELEBRATIONS LIKE DUMPING COOLERS OF GATORADE ON PLAYERS AND COACHES AND SHAVING CREAM PIES, THOSE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, HOPING THE GUIDELINES WILL KEEP EVERYONE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY DURING THE PANDEMIC >> I DO WANT TO SHARE WITH OUR FANS, WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO PLAN AND MAKE SURE WE'RE READY SO WE CAN HAVE BASEBALL IN 2020 >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE

THAT IS WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US ARE UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACTS

>> WE'RE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT IS GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> WE'LL BUILD THE ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS I WOULD BE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW

>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING NOT JUST FOR A PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERY DAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I SEE HER TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND THINK ABOUT YOU AND HER KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU CAN'T FEEL THAN

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

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FLIGHT AGAINST IT >> THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN

>> SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG — IT BELONGS TO THE GREAT >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> IN LOS ANGELES, CORONAVIRUS MAY HAVE CANCELLED THE CITY'S ANNUAL PRIDE CELEBRATION, BUT THE STREETS WERE STILL PACKED WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IT WAS NOT A PARADE FILLED WITH COLORFUL FLOATS, RATHER, IT WAS A MARCH AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE BRINGING PRIDE BACK TO THE PROTEST ROOTS >> HERE WE ARE TODAY IN 2020, STILL GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING

POLICE FEELING LIKE IT IS OKAY TO REALLY JUST BRUTALIZE PEOPLE >> THE FIRST PRIDE EVENT TOOK PLACE 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH THEY WERE PROTEST MARCHES CREATED TO MARK THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE UP RISING AT THE STONEWALL INN, A HISTORIC MOMENT IN 1969, WHEN POLICE RAIDED A POPULAR NEW YORK CITY GAY BAR THE CROWD FOUGHT BACK >> IT IS THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO CARRY ON AFTER WE'RE GONE

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE YOUNG FOLKS KNOW THE HISTORY OF STONEWALL >> REVEREND KENNEDY WAS THERE FOR THE UP RISING IN 1969 LAST YEAR, RETURNED TO STONEWALL TO COMMEMORATE WHAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR SHE CAN'T HELP BUT THINK OF STONEWALL SHE WATCHES THE PROTESTS HAPPENING IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH, BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS, I SPOKE WITH HER BY PHONE

>> I BELIEVE THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS ARE THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO CARRY ON WHERE WE STARTED WE STARTED AND IT IS UP TO THE YOUNG TO FINISH IT >> UNTIL WE GET THIS RIGHT, WE WILL CONTINUE TO COME BACK TO THIS PLACE >> DAVID JOHN IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL BLACK JUSTICE COALITION, THE CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION HE SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT QUEER AND TRANSPEOPLE OF COLOR WERE VITAL TO THE STONEWALL UP RISING, INCLUDING MARSHA P

JOHNSON, AN ICON IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY >> IT WAS THE POLICE THAT WERE ABUSING AND TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS ULD % YOU SEND THEM % FROM GERMANY AND % WHAT SORT OF % SIGNAL WOULD SO THE PRIDE PARADE GREW OUT OF A PROTEST THAT WAS A RESULT OF VIOLENCE, POLICE -INDUCED VIOLENCE WE HAVE TO WORRY S, ABOUT THAT THE MOST PAINFUL THING FOR ME IS TO SEE A PUBLIC PRIDE CELEBRATION THAT HAS NO CONNECTION TO THE INDIGENOUS NATIVE AND BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THOSE DEMONSTRATION TO TAKE PLACE I AM DI WLYHOPEFUL T THIS PROVIDES PEOPLE AN T OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THOSE CRITICAL CONNECTIONS

>> THAT CONNECTION WAS LA R AT THE MARCH PA THE MURAL SAID ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER% >> BLACK CONVERSATIONS ARE NONEXISTENT >> THE SAME THING THAT SPARKED THE UPRISING WE ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW, IT WAS DISAPPOINTING WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUROM MIND? >> IT IS A REFLECTION OF HISTORY

Y THERE ARE VERY FEW THINGS THAT SURPRISED ME FAR MORE SHOCKING , WE KNOW BETTER OFTEN IT FEELS LIKE WE CHOOSE TO NOT DO SITHAT WHICH WE KNOW WE SHOULD DO O ANQING THAT AT SOME POINT THESE PROBLEMS WILL SIMPLY JUST GO AWAY, THEY WON'T >> MARK SIEGEL TOOK PART IN THE UPRISING

HE WAS 18 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME >> ONE MEMORY I RECALL WAS WHEN THEY BUSTED IN AND SLAMMED PEOPLE THEY DIDN'T EVEN KNOW UP AGAINST THE WALL I HAD NEVER SEEN ANYTHING SO BRUTAL IN MY YOUNG LIFE THAT MADE US SAY THIS IS OUR HOME >> PROGRESS WAS SLOW

>> IN THE EARLY 70s HE STARTED INTERRUPTING LIVE TV BROADCAST INCLUDING THE TODAY SHOW TO HT INCREASE VISIBILITY LAST YEAR HE WAS A WELCOMED GUEST THERE >> WE SAW Y THE VIDEO I'M SORRY FOR % THE INTERRUPTION IT WAS A SURPRISE TO US, WHO HE IS, WE DON'T KNOW, OSWE WILL FIND OUT

>> WE KNOW WHO IT IS NOW TODAY WE HAVE MILLIONS THE VISIBILITY CAMPAIGN ADDED A LITTLE TO OUR MOVEMENT AND WE ARE VERY VISIBLE >> IT'S FULL CIRCLE >> CONGRATULATIONS

HOW DOES THAT FEEL? >> IT WAS A MAGICAL MOMENT NOT ONLY WAS I THERE, SITTING ACROSS FROM ME — DID YOU EVER THINK THAT BOY WOULD BE ON THE TODAY SHOW CELEBRATING? >> MUCH HAS BEEN DONE SARAH CUNNINGHAM KNOWS THERE IS MORE WORK TO DO SHE CREATED A GROUP ENCOURAGING PARENTS TO CELEBRATE THEIR LGBT QUEUE KIDS SHE KNOW SOME DON'T WHICH IS WHY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO SHE POSTED THIS

IF YOU NEED A MOM TO ATTEND YOUR SAME-SEX WEDDINGS BECAUSE YOUR BIOLOGICAL MOTHER WON'T, CALL ME I AM %HETHERE >> WHEN YOU SAW ALL THOSE PEOPLE CHIME IN AND HOW DID THAT FEEL? >> IT WAS WONDERFUL >> I MET HER WHEN SHE WALKED A TRANS MAN DOWN THE AISLE >> AS QUICKLY AS THERE IS AND IS MUCH AS YOU SHOWED UP FOR US , YOU ARE MY MOTHER

>> I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS WE NEED THEM THEY WERE THERE >> EVEN THOUGH WEDDINGS AND PRIDE CELEBRATIONS ARE ON HOLD, CUNNINGHAM REMAINS BUSY IT STRUCK US THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION IS CALLED FREE MOM HUGS WHEN WE CAN HUG

>>% WE HAD A CATCHPHRASE IN THE MISSION AS GOING BEYOND THE A HUG THAT IS WHERE WE PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND WE HELP PEOPLE REALIZE WHERE WE ARE WHEN WE ARE ABLE AGAIN IT WILL BE EVEN MORE PROFOUND >> A REMINDER, PRIDE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A PARTY OR PARADE IT IS A MOVEMENT STEEPED IN HISTORY

A PROTEST STRIVING TO MAKE THE DEWORLD BETTER JACKSON OUTSIDE% OF THE WHITE% HOUSE% >> WAR HEROES, SLAVE OWNER ARCHITECT OF THE GENOCIDE JACKSON HAS MANY NAMES TOO MANY PEOPLE WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT DO TO MAKE HIM SO CONTROVERSIAL THAT PROTESTERS TRIED TO TOPPLE HIS STATUE

HE WAS A MILITARY MAN BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT AS A GENERAL IN THE WAR OF 1812 HE WAS PRAISED FOR LEADING TROOPS TO VICTORY WHEN THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED HE GOT A PLANTATION IN TENNESSEE AND NINE ENSLAVED AFRICAN AMERICANS WHEN HE DIED HE OWNED UP TO 150 PEOPLE THE ANDREW JACKSON FOUNDATION SAYS THAT SLAVERY WAS THE SOURCE OF ANDREW JACKSON'S WEALTH

IT WAS ON THIS BACKDROP HE BUILT HIS IDENTITY AS A POLITICIAN OF THE COMMON MAN HE ENTERED OFFICE BUILDINGS AND ELIMINATED WASTEFUL SPENDING HE GOVERNED WITH A STRONG HAND USING HIS VETO POWER MORE THAN ANY OTHER PREDECESSOR WITH THE POLICIES HE CRAFTED TARGETING NATIVE AMERICANS IT SHOWED HIS PROMOTION OF THE COMMON MAN DID NOT INCLUDE EVERYONE ECO-WORST NATIVE AMERICANS TO GIVE UP THEIR HOMELANDS

THE CAMPAIGN TRIGGERED THE TRAIL OF TEARS WHERE 100,000 TRIBAL PEOPLE WERE FORCED WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER OVER 20 YEARS, 4000 CHEROKEE PEOPLE, ONE FIFTH OF THE POPULATION DIED WALKING AT GUNPOINT FROM GEORGIA TO OKLAHOMA THE PRESIDENT HAS COME UNDER SCRUTINY IN THE PAST DECADE >> THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UNITED STATES THE STATUE WAS UNVEILED EVERYBODY KNOWS IT WAS BY AN AMERICAN SCULPTOR

THE CONVERSATION HAD ONLY REACHED EVERYONE'S EARS WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE OF DECADES BUT [ INAUDIBLE ] HIS IMAGE ON THE $20 BILL WAS A REVISITED BY OBAMA WHO WANTED TO REPLACE THAT WITH HARRIET TUBMAN THE MOVE WAS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR BUT WAS DELAYED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PRAISED JACKSON AND SEIZES SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE TWO >> TODAY I WILL VISIT THE HOME OF ANDREW JACKSON ON THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

THEY SAY MY ELECTION WAS MOST SIMILAR TO HIS >> AS ANY PRESIDENT DOES, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHANGE WHAT WORKS OF ART ARE IN THE OVER ALL CYSTS AND SWAP THINGS OUT HE BROUGHT IN TO PORTRAITS OF JACKSON, ONE IS CALLED THE PAINTED PORTRAIT THE OTHER ONE IS A STATUE >> THE JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA LOCATION WAS ACCEPTED NAMED AFTER ANDREW JACKSON

>> ON% THANKS FOR% JOINING US >> DEMOCRATS REPUBLICAN BRIEF FORCE BILL WAS BLOCKED IT DID NOT INCLUDE AN OUTRIGHT BAN ON NO KNOCK WARNS AROUND THE COUNTRY CITIES AND STATES ARE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW TO REFORM POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO MAKE COMMUNITIES SAFER THERE IS ONE IDEA, HIGHER AND PROMOTE MORE WOMEN

SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON LET'S GET SOME PERSPECTIVE HOW MANY FEMALE OFFICERS ARE THERE COMPARED TO MEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY? WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? >> 4% OF LAW ENFORCEMENT RIGHT NOW ARE FEMALE THAT IS A NUMBER THAT HAS REMAINED SNAGGED IT 25 YEARS

WHEN YOU LOOK AT LEADERSHIP, 35% OF THE CHIEFS ARE FEMALE >> I AM A WOMAN, YOU ARE ONE I THINK MOST WOMEN AGREE THAT HAVING MORE WOMEN IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT POSITIONS WOULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE HOW WOULD HAVING MORE FEMALE OFFICERS FIX SOME ISSUES WE HAVE BEEN SEEING IN POLICE DEPARTMENTS SPECIFICALLY AGAINST BULLIES POLICE BRUTALITY

>> I AM AN ADVOCATE OF EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING THERE IS LITERATURE SPANNING 50 YEARS SHOWING WOMEN USE LESS FORCE AND ARE ACCUSED OF EXCESSIVE FORCE LESS THERE ARE FEWER COMPLAINTS THEY ARE AS EFFECTIVE THERE IS A VAST BODY OF EVIDENCE SHOWING THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS WOULD IMPROVE IF THERE WAS MORE REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN IN POLICING

>> THEY ARE GOING TO BE PEOPLE ARGUING AGAINST US WHAT DO YOU SAY TO SOMEONE WHO BRINGS UP SAY ANDREW GEIGER >> WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT CASES LIKE THAT? >> I STICK TO THE RESEARCH AND NOT TO MY OWN OPINION THE RESEARCH SHOWS POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR AMBER, SHE DID KILL A MAN

SHE HAS BEEN CONVICTED FOR THAT THERE IS ALSO ONE IN 2016 THEN YOU HAVE OTHER ANTIDOTES WHERE YOU HAVE CARRY ELKHORN SHE WAS A BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER SHE INTERVENED WHEN HER PARTNER WAS CHOKING A HANDCUFFED SUSPECTS

HER PARTNER BEAT HER THE OFFICER ASSAULTED JUVENILES AND IN 2016 HE WAS CONVICTED AND PLED GUILTY HE WAS ABLE TO KEEP HIS PENSION SHE DID NOT WE HAVE ANOTHER EXAMPLE RIGHT NOW DURING THE PROTESTS WHERE CRYSTAL SMITH, FORT LAUDERDALE

SHE INTERVENED WHEN HER PARTNER WAS USING EXCESSIVE FORCE HE TURNED AROUND AND SAID SHE WAS MAKING HIM LOOK BAD ON SOCIAL MEDIA BECAUSE OF THE MEDIA SENSITIVITY THAT WE HAVE NOW I DON'T THINK SHE WILL SUFFER THE SAME CONSEQUENCES WE HAVE A OUTLIERS BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT SPECIFICALLY WHAT THE DATA SAYS THE DATA SAYS WOMEN USE LESS FORCE THAN MALE COUNTERPARTS

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW WE GET MORE WOMEN INVOLVED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HOW SHOULD CITIES DO THAT? IS THIS SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL? >> I POSTED A FEW ARTICLES I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH RECENTLY I HAD A GENTLEMAN, MATT TO ME SAYING THAT THEY ENTER THE POLICE ACADEMY BUT THEN THEY QUIT SO I TOLD HIM, IF YOU NOTICE WOMEN ARE QUITTING, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS THAT? THE DATA SAYS THAT WOMEN DON'T QUIT WOMEN ARE DISMISSED BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS OR PROBLEMS WITH FIREARMS, THINGS THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED WITH PROPER TRAINING

MEN ARE LET GO BECAUSE OF DISCIPLINARY PROBLEM IF YOU NOTICE WOMEN ARE REDESIGNING, HE HAS TO LOOK AT THE CULTURE IN THAT ACADEMY HE SAID WOMEN DON'T APPLY >> THAT IS A CULTURE WAY WOULD A WOMAN WANT A CAREER JOB THAT HAS A SECURE PENSION, THEY HAVE TO QUESTION IF THEIR CULTURE MAKES WOMEN FEEL WELCOME THERE

>> WHERE DO YOU STAND ON DEFUNDING POLICE? THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT REALLOCATING FUNDS WOULD THAT PREVENT DEPARTMENTS FROM HIRING MORE WOMEN? >> WE BELIEVE IN MAKING POLICE DEPARTMENTS MORE EFFICIENT SO WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DEFUNDING POLICE THERE ARE CITIES WITH VIOLENCE PROBLEMS AND WE DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THOSE COMMUNITIES MORE VULNERABLE THAN THEY ARE THERE ARE WAYS TO REALLOCATE WHAT POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING

I DON'T BELIEVE POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPONDING TO MENTAL HEALTH SITUATIONS YOU CAN TEAM THEM UP WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY BE WE HAD OFFICERS RESPONDING TO INDIVIDUALS VIOLATING A MASK OF VIOLATION INSTEAD OF IT BEING A PUNITIVE MEASURE YOU COULD USE IT AS A WAY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC YOU CAN AND OUT INFORMATION AND MASKS AND BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT IS A 24 SEVEN OPERATION, TOO OFTEN WE LOOK AT THEM AS A BAND- AID TO FULFILL ANY NEEDS SOCIETY HAS WHEN THEY ARE THE BEST SUITED TO HANDLE THOSE CALLS

>> YVONNE, I AM A FIRM BELIEVER THAT ANY TIME YOU HAVE MORE WOMEN INVOLVED IT'S A GOOD IDEA THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT WHY THIS COULD BE SO IMPORTANT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT >> MY PLEASURE THANK YOU >> >>> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS 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 >> WE SELL CONVOY OF NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVELY DAY STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN

>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? >> THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO IT IS PREMIERING , STREAMING MOVIES ORIGINAL CHARACTERS

IT IS SPORTS >> BREAKING NEWS >> WAIT, THERE IS MORE >> TONS >> IT IS QUICK STUFF, IN STUFF, LOVE STUFF

IT IS TRENDING, MINDBENDING EARLY MORNING AND LATE NIGHT DID YOU SEE THIS? >> DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? >> YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> IT IS FOR YOU IT IS FREE FREE? >> YES

THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS SUE, THAT IS WHAT, THAT IS WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS

IT IOKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT YOU JUST SHOULDN'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN THAT IS MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> NEW DAILY COVID-19 RECORDS

THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA IS SO BAD THAT IT IS BEING THE EPICENTER OF THE US SAM IS LIVE IN MIAMI AND SAM, WHAT IS GOING ON IN FLORIDA TODAY? >> WHAT ISN'T GOING ON GOOD AFTERNOON WE ARE LOOKING AT 4000 ALMOST CASES TODAY

IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE CASES WERE SPIKING EARLIER THIS WEEK, 3200, 2700, THAT WAS A BIG DEPARTURE FROM 1000 CASES THE WEEK PRIOR NOW 20,000 CASES IN A WEEK THE FLORIDA TOTAL IS THAT 90,000 NOW LET'S LOOK AT WHAT THE GOVERNOR SAID TODAY PREVIOUSLY SAID LOOK, IT IS BECAUSE THE RATES HAVE BEEN HIGHER BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING MORE TESTING

YESTERDAY IT WAS 30,000 TESTS AND ALL OF THOSE POSITIVES, 4000, YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING TESTED RIGHT NOW THE MEDIAN NUMBER , THE LAST WEEK IN FLORIDA, 37 YEARS OLD WAS THE MEDIAN AGE WEATHER IS ORANGE COUNTY OR SEMINOLE COUNTY THE NUMBERS WERE 26, 29, 30 THIS IS A YOUNG POPULATION OF PEOPLE THAT IS BEING TESTED SO IF YOU ARE YOUNGER AND ASYMPTOMATIC, HE BELIEVES THAT IS LESS OF A STRAIN ON THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

AS WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW THE ICU BEDS ARE STILL GOING DOWN THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON >> I KNOW THAT IS A BIG CONCERN ABOUT ICU BEDS WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT HOSPITAL CAPACITY RIGHT NOW? >> BASICALLY THE STATE HAS AN AGENCY FOR THE HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLISHES A LIST EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT TELLS YOU HOW MANY HOSPITAL BEDS ARE AVAILABLE, ICUS AND VENTILATORS YESTERDAY IT WAS 75% CAPACITY

TODAY IT IS 77 THAT IS ARISE WHEN YOU DRILL DOWN BELOW THAT INTO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THERE ARE A FEW HOSPITALS REPORTING ONLY ONE OR TWO ICU BEDS OF COUPLE OF MINUTES SOUTH THEY HAVE ZERO ICU BEDS THAT WOULD BE CONCERNING

WE REACHED OUT TO THE HOSPITAL AND THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR TELLS US THE NUMBERS ARE INACCURATE THEY HAVE ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS AND ICU BEDS RIGHT NOW WITH EXTRA RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO PULL IN THEY COULD NOT EXPLAIN THE DISCREPANCIES THERE IS A MECHANISM FOR DOING THIS AND EVERYTHING IS BEING SENT TO THE CORRECT PLACE WHERE THE TRUTH LIES, I DON'T KNOW

WHAT IS BEING REPORTED RIGHT NOW IS ALARMING >> ABSOLUTELY >> TIM, YOU MENTIONED SOME THINGS THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN SAYING HE SAID THE STATE WILL NOT SHUT DOWN WHAT ELSE IS HE SAYING ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT THEY WILL DO HERE? >> THAT IS BEEN THE MANTRA SO FAR

I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO SEE A SITUATION WHERE YOU WOULD SEE RESTAURANTS, BEACHES AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS FORCED TO CLOSE THE ECONOMIC IMPACT IS EXTENSIVE WE'RE SEEING INDIVIDUAL GOVERNMENTS TAKING ACTIONS IN MIAMI WHO PUSHED PAUSEON MIAMI'S REOPENING THE CONVERSATION EN MASSE IT IS MUNRO COUNTY, THAT IS WHERE THE KEYS ARE AT IN TAMPA, THERE IS A SPIKE OF CASES AND THE MAYORS SAID MANDATORY MASKS FOR EVERYBODY IN PUBLIC

DIFFERENT AREAS AND DIFFERENT LEADERS ARE DECIDING FOR THEMSELVES IF THEY WANT TO TAKE ACTION THE GOVERNOR, DESANTIS, HAS RESISTED THAT OPTION HE SAID WE ARE ONLY MOVING FORWARD >> SAM, THANK YOU SO MUCH PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY

>> THANK YOU YOU STAY SAFE AS WELL THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON >> >>> IT IS A TEXAS SIZE CRISIS THE GOVERNOR SOUNDING THE ALARM AS COVID- 19 CASES SKYROCKET

STAY AT HOME IF YOU DON'T NEED TO BE OUT >> 2200 PEOPLE HAVE DIED HERE WHEN TOTAL CASES WENT NORTH OF 125,000 THE MAYOR THREATENED TO PULL LICENSES AND BUSINESSES NOT ENFORCING MASK REQUIREMENTS >> WE WENT TO CRACKDOWN ON PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES

>> THE MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS 97% OF THE ICU BEDS ARE FILLED THREE OF 10 ARE CODED PATIENTS >> ONE OF THE AREAS LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS HAVE THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS TRIPLING SINCE MEMORIAL DAY >> IF WE ARE NOT IN THE HOSPITAL EVERY DAY, HOW BAD IS IT IN EUSTON? >> THINGS HAVE SIX THAT SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGE THERE HAS BEEN A MASSIVE UPTICK IN CASES

>> TEXANS AGE 20 TO 29 MAKE UP HALF THE POSITIVE CASES THAT INCLUDES THE STUDENT WHO RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE AFTER NIGHT OUT ON THE TIME >> I WENT TO GO OUT WITH MY FRIENDS AND THAT IS WHAT I DID THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR ACTIONS I GOT CORONA AND NOW I AM SUFFERING THOSE CONSEQUENCES

>> THE COMMUNITY IS SUFFERING AS WELL WITH INFECTION RATES ARE RISING DRAMATICALLY >> THE NUMBERS ARE CONCERNING WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING WE ARE RUNNING CLOSE TO BEING ACT CAPACITY AND CRISIS SITUATION >> ACROSS THE SUNBELT STATES ARE SHATTERING RECORDS

CALIFORNIA HAS OVER 7000 NEW CASES DISNEYLAND'S REOPENING IS NOW DELAYED NOT EVEN THE SCORCHING SUN OR DESERT HEAT CAN SLOW THE VIRUS IN ARIZONA HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE SOARED >> I WAS NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING OR WEARING A MASK

I FELT INVINCIBLE >> JIMMY FLOREZ WAS HOSPITALIZED EARLIER THIS MONTH HE THINKS HE GOT IN A BAR >> I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLD POPULATION FOR ME, I DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY FOR MYSELF WHICH WAS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE

>> HEALTH EXPERTS ARE WORRIED THE INDICATORS ARE BAD IN ARIZONA >> THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES SAID IT THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOT WHEN YOU HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL YOU NEED TO DO THAT NOW SO YOU CAN BE PREPARED >> BUSINESSES HAVE REOPENED AND IN SOME CASES SHOW THEY ARE JUST OPENING

IT COULD BE LIFE OR DEATH I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN WITH WHAT I HAVE >> THEY WERE INITIALLY GOING TO LAUNCH THEIR NEWEST RESTAURANT IN MARCH THEY OPENED IN MAY THEY HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING

>> I WORRY ABOUT IF I BRING SOMETHING HOME TO MY HUSBAND AND WE GO DOWN, WE ALL THESE BUSINESSES WE ARE THE FRONT LINE BUT I CAN'T STAY AT HOME AND EXPECT MY EMPLOYEES TO BE HERE WITHOUT SUPPORTING THEM >> OTHER RESTAURANTS THAT DO TAKE OUT, THEY ARE FARING BETTER ONE OF HER BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS WHO DON'T WANT TO WEAR MASKS >> IN FLORIDA THEY HAVE A RECORD 5511 CORONAVIRUS TEST IN A SINGLE DAY

WHAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DYING FROM COVID-19 HAVE BEEN 65 OR OVER, YOUNGER PEOPLE FEEL THAT THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT ART NOW FINDING THEY HAVE THIS AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL 15% OF THE HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE NOW COME FROM PEOPLE AGED 25 TO 44 THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT STATISTIC COMES AFTER A SECOND TEENAGER IN FLORIDA HAS DIED FROM COVID-19 >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS RAPID TRANSMISSION IN THE 18 TO 34 AGE GROUP >> RESIDENCE IN ALABAMA ARKANSAS, ARIZONA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, UTAH AND TEXAS ARE BEING TOLD IF THEY GO TO NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY OR CONNECTICUT THEY SHOULD SELF QUARANTINE

THE EPICENTER HAD BEEN IN THE TRI-STATE AREA AND THE CONCERN NOW IS THAT PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WILL TRAVEL INTO NEW YORK AND CAN CAUSE THE PROBLEM TO RESUME OVER AGAIN >> WHAT KIND OF DR? >> GOOD MORNING WE SEE THIS HEADLINE IT IS A JARRING ONE

THE HIGHEST RECORD SINGLE DAY NEW CASES OF COVID-19 HOW ALARMING IS THIS TO YOU? >> GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON IT IS PRETTY ALARMING OBVIOUSLY, WE HAD HOPED WE WOULD BE ABLE TO KEEP THE VIRUS AT BAY FOR A WHILE

WE'RE SEEING THIS BECAUSE WE OPENED UP TOO QUICKLY AND WITHOUT THE RIGHT SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE I AM WORRIED WE WILL SEE CONTINUING INCREASES IN ROUGH CASES IN THE DAYS AHEAD UNLESS WE TAKE MORE SIGNIFICANT ACTION >> I AM SURE YOU FEEL LIKE A BROKEN RECORD BUT I THINK IT BEARS UNDERSCORING, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING OKAY WE HAD 46,000 CASES THAT IS TERRIBLE BUT WE ARE TESTING MORE

MANY CASES OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO DON'T GET AS SICK IS THAT NEEDED CONTEXT RIGHT NOW? HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> SO CONTEXT IS ALWAYS IMPORTANT WE KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MORE TESTING HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE GOING UP WE ARE CLEARLY IDENTIFYING MORE INFECTIONS AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING INFECTED

IN TERMS OF YOUNG PEOPLE I HAVE TWO COMMENTS FIRST, YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET PRETTY SICK AS WELL WE JUST HEARD ABOUT A TEENAGER WHO DIED WE DON'T KNOW THE LONG TERMS ON THIS THERE COULD BE REAL CONSEQUENCES AND YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T JUST DAY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE THEY SPEND TIME WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK

I DON'T TAKE COMFORT IN THOSE PIECES OF DATA I'M PRETTY WORRIED ABOUT THIS >> LET'S LOOK AT THE HOTSPOTS, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA THEY ARE AT A TIPPING POINT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW TO STOP THIS WILDFIRE FROM REALLY GETTING OUT OF CONTROL? >> WILDFIRE IS A GOOD ANALOGY AND WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IS A FEW THINGS

I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A PUBLIC MASK LAW YOU CAN'T GO INTO PUBLIC SPACES WITHOUT A MASS THEN I THINK ALL LARGE GATHERINGS LIKE NIGHTCLUBS, RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN I THINK THEY HAVE TO LOOK AT WHETHER THEY CAN SUSTAIN INDOOR RESTAURANT THAT ALL AND THE THING WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS STATES PUTTING MORE EFFORT IN TESTING AND TRACING ISOLATE THEM AS SOON AS THEY ARE FOUND TO BE INFECTED

THAT IS THE STRATEGY WE HAVE OKAY IT IS A CRITICAL MOMENT THANK YOU FOR YOUR PERSPECTIVE >> CALIFORNIA SETTING A RECORD WITH MORE THAN 7000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY

>> YES THE SITUATION IS ESPECIALLY BAD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ERIC CARS CITY IS UP EARLY TO TALK WITH US GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> OVER THE PAST WEEK CALIFORNIA HAS AVERAGED 5000 NEW CASES PER DAY IT IS ALSO THE FIRST STATE TO ISSUE STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS WHAT HAPPENED? DID YOU REOPEN TOO QUICKLY? >> A FEW THINGS IN LOS ANGELES WE ARE DOING NOTICEABLY BETTER 425 CASES

OTHER PLACES DID OPEN MORE QUICKLY THEY WERE EAGER AND I AM WORRIED, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE 40% OF THE NEW CASES ARE 18 TO 40-YEAR-OLDS WE MIGHT FEEL LIKE WE ARE DONE WITH COVID-19 BUT IT IS NOT DONE WITH US THE BEST LINE I HEARD IS THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE CHEATING ON A DIET AND WONDERING WHY THEY ARE LOSING WEIGHT

PEOPLE HAVE STOPPED A PHYSICAL DIDN'T SENSING THEY STOPPED WEARING MASS THEY STOPPED WASHING THEIR HANDS WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON PEOPLE STOPPED DOING THAT WE ARE REINFORCING THAT MESSAGE, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE OR TAKE A LIFE WITH YOUR BEHAVIOR >> IS THERE AN INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WELL? >> SMALL DANCER GOING DOWN WE HAVE SEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A PICKUP UP BELOW OUR PEAK WE HAVE A LARGE CAPACITY

IT IS NOT TIME TO GET HYSTERICAL BUT IT IS TIME TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY THIS IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS WHEN IT ARRIVES IT PREYS ON OUR EXHAUSTION IT LIKES WHEN WE ARE DIVIDED IF YOU HAVE BEEN OUT PROTESTING, GET TESTED

WE DOUBLED CAPACITY FOR TESTING TO MAKE SURE WE CAN MEET THAT DEMAND >> OKAY TO THAT POINT, HEALTH OFFICIALS IN YORK COUNTY FOUND THAT AT LEAST 1000 RESTAURANTS WERE NOT FOLLOWING SAFETY GUIDELINES HOW DO YOU PROTECT AGAINST THAT? WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU FIND THOSE RESTAURANTS AND HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE RULES >> GREAT POINT

I WENT TO 2000 RESTAURANTS TO DO INSPECTIONS YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE WHEN YOU FIND PEOPLE OUT OF COMPLIANCE, ENCOURAGE THEM AND IF NECESSARY ENFORCE BUT NO CITY HAS THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE ACROSS THE BOARD IF PEOPLE ARE NOT POLICING THEMSELVES IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SOME KIND OF POLICE STATE SO IT IS AN HONOR SYSTEM FOR PEOPLE WHO RUN A BUSINESS KNOW THAT IF WE DON'T GET THIS RIGHT BUSINESSES WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN AND THAT WOULD BE DEVASTATING

WE ARE SMARTER WE KNOW HOW TO LIVE WITH THIS BETTER BUT WE EACH HAVE TO DO OUR PART >> OKAY YOU MENTION TESTING THAT IS A MAJOR WEAPON

LA COUNTY SITES WERE EITHER BOOKED UP OR CLOSED THIS WEEKEND WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE TESTING CAPACITY AND DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TESTING CAPACITY FOR THE LATEST SURGE? >> WE DO WE ARE ALL GOOD AND IF WE SEE A SURGE WE WILL BE ABLE TO NEARLY DOUBLE THE CAPACITY TO 17,000 TEST PER DAY WE HAVE 90 SITES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTY I AM IN CHARGE OF THOSE IN LOS ANGELES

WE ARE PAYING FOR THOSE THEN WE INCREASED THEM EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TEST TODAY OR NEXT DAY I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GET A TEST >> OKAY WHY WERE THE TESTING SITES CLOSED? >> WE HAD EXTRA CAPACITY IN EACH ONE

THERE WAS A TESTING SURGE WE HAD THOUSANDS OF TESTS THAT WERE NOT BEING USED JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE THAT WE WERE TRYING TO ASK PEOPLE TO GO TO YOUR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDER WE ARE FILLING IN THE HOLES EVERY SENIOR HAS BEEN TESTED IN A SENIOR FACILITY

I AM PROUD OF THE TESTING CAPACITY AND WE WERE ABLE TO TURN ON A DIME WHEN WE SEE IF THERE IS MORE OR LESS DEMAND ON CENTERS PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THEIR DOCTOR WHERE WE SHOULD HAVE HAD TESTING FROM THE BEGINNING AND FINALLY IT IS ARRIVING >> IF THE CASES CONTINUE TO RISE, HOW REAL IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN BUSINESSES AGAIN AND LOCKDOWN RESIDENCE AGAIN? >> MAKE NO MISTAKE, WE KNOW THAT IS NOT ONLY THE LAST RESORT, IT IS THE STRONGEST AND IF WE SEE AN UPTICK I WANT TO BE CLEAR, SO FAR WE HAVE NOT SEEN A DRAMATIC UP TICK, A DECLINE IN DEATHS AND WE HAVE BEEN CAPACITY THAT IS ONE OF THE ARROWS IN OUR QUIVER I HAVE SEEN REMARKABLE GENEROSITY AND BEHAVIOR

REAL MEN WEAR MASS IT IS A AN ACT OF LOVE AND GENEROSITY WE ARE NOT AT THAT RED LIGHT YET BUT ANY EARLY WARNING SIGNS REQUIRES US TO REMIND PEOPLE HOW THEY SAVED LIVES BEFORE AND THEY NEED TO KEEP DOING THAT UNTIL WE HAVE A VACCINE OR DRUG TO TREAT IT >> DO WE KNOW IF RECENT PROTESTING CONTRIBUTED TO THIS

>> HE SAID THERE IS PROBABLY SOME CONNECTION BUT WE NEED TO KEEP THAT PRESSURE UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE RIGHT TALKED TO AN ORGANIZING THAT SAID THEY HAD TO BE SIX FEET AWAY I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME YOU HAVE TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT WE HAVE LEARNED COVID-19 WILL NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS MOMENT >> SPEAKING OF PROTESTERS, YOU HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED ABOUT THE WAY YOU HAVE BEEN HANDLING THE PROTEST

WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES AS YOU TRY TO LISTEN TO CALLS FOR CHANGE AND KEEPING THE CONFIDENCE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AS WELL >> THAT IS A BURDEN OF LEADERSHIP I RELISH THIS MOMENT IT IS NOT HOW WE WANTED IT TO ARRIVE BUT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS TO HAVE A MULTI RACIAL DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA MY ENTIRE LIFE I'M GLAD LOS ANGELES LED THE MOVEMENT OF FIGURING WAYS TO INVEST IN BLACK COMMUNITIES

ALSO TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE LIFTED UP FOR THE HEROISM THEY SHOW IN HELD ACCOUNTABLE WHO BREAK RULES AND BREAK LAWS WE HAD A BOLD AGENDA WE APPOINTED OUR FIRST CHIEF RACIAL EQUITY OFFICER EVERY ONE OF THE 37 DEPARTMENTS WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT HIRING AND POLICIES AND ANNUALIZE WHAT THEY HAVE SEEN WE NEED TO MEASURE EVERYTHING WE ARE DOING AND FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS WE WILL INVEST IN BLACK COMMUNITIES IN A DEEPER WAY THAN WE HAVE EVER DONE BEFORE

IS ABOUT POLICING RIGHT NOW BUT IT HAS TO BE ABOUT HEALTH AND WEALTH BUILDING THE DISPARITY IS THE COURT OF OUR ORIGINAL SIN IN AMERICA I INTEND TO LEAD FOR THAT THERE'S CRITICISM WHEN YOU MARCH FORWARD WE HAVE TO MEET THIS MOMENT

WE ARE REIMAGINING WHAT EQUITY LOOKS LIKE AND MAKE SURE BLACK COMMUNITIES ARE NOT LEFT BEHIND >> MAYOR, THANK YOU FOR WAKING UP WITH US >> GREAT IT WAS GREAT TO BE WITH YOU GUYS >>> THEY LINED UP BY THE HUNDREDS

AFTER HUNDRED THREE DAYS THE MOST DEDICATED AMONG US WEARING FACE MASKS ARE STEALING THE ICONIC LANDMARK THE ONLY WAY UP THERE IS 675 GRUELING STEPS THE ELEVATORS OPEN LATER THIS WEEK BUT THE EXERCISES WORTH IT >> RIGHT

NOW BRAVE TOURIST ARE EXCITED >> I AM THRILLED YOU DREAM ABOUT SEEING THINGS LIKE THIS AND YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD ACTUALLY BE HERE THE SOUNDS AND AND JURY OF THE CITY IS CREEPING BACK >> THE EIFFEL TOWER IS CLOSED

WE MISS SEEING TAURUS AND PEOPLE STROLLING AROUND THE PEOPLE ARE THE LIFE OF PARIS >> EVEN THE AMERICAN FAMILY LIVING HERE THAT WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING, EVEN THEY WANT TO GET TO SEE THE EIFFEL TOWER BEFORE THE TOURIST RETURN >> MY MOTHER HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THE TOP THAT IS GOAL NUMBER ONE

>> IT IS THE SYMBOL OF PARIS TO HAVE IT OPEN SEEMS LIKE A CELEBRATION IT IS A SIGN OF VICTORY >> THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU WAS NO GOVERNMENT PERMIT WHAT IS THE LAST SIX WEEKS

>> LIFE HAS BEEN GREAT WE ARE ENJOYING ALL THE PARIS SITES, RIVERSIDE, THE EIFFEL TOWER THERE HAVE BEEN NO TOURS WE HAVE HAD A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT WHERE IT WAS LIKE A SECRET CITY >> I AM MISS SEEING PEOPLE DO THAT

THERE IS LESS OF A PERSONAL CONNECTION BUT THE ROMANCE THAT MAKES THIS CITY SO FAMOUS IS ON FULL DISPLAY, AT LEAST FOR NOW >> THIS CITY RUNS ON TOURISM IT IS HURTING BANNING AMERICAN TRAVELERS WILL HURT MORE THEY SAY THEY FEEL SAFE AND LUCKY TO BE IN PARIS

>> >> NOW WE COME BACK WITH SOMETHING NEW SUMMER SAFETY IT HAS BEEN MONTHS SINCE WE HAVE SPENT TIME IN PUBLIC MORE STATES ARE REOPENING WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE SUNNY DAY ACTIVITIES WHILE STAYING SAFE? HERE IS EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW

VICKI IS HERE TO TELL US HOW DO WE DO IT, HOW DO WE GET OUT THERE AND STAY SAFE >> WE NEED TO HAVE OUR PANDEMIC POSSE WE NEED TO BE REALISTIC WE WILL NOT BE IN QUARANTINE FOREVER

TAKE A A COUPLE OF FAMILIES THAT YOU AND YOUR KIDS GET ALONG WITH AND ALSO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE RULES HOW DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE? ARE YOU ABIDING BY WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH EVERYONE IN THE GROUP >> IT IS YOUR QUARANTINE CREW >> PLAYGROUNDS AND POOLS THEY ARE REOPENING

IF YOU WANT THE KIDS TO GO TO THE POOL AND GO TO THE PLAYGROUND, HOW DO YOU DO THAT? >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION WITH YOUR KIDS ON THEIR AGE LEVEL THE LITTLE ONES WON'T REALLY KNOW BUT YOU CAN HAVE THAT CONVERSATION KEEP THE MASK ON IN PUBLIC BRING HAND SANITIZER AND AVOID PARKS, POOLS AND BEACHES THAT ARE CROWDED YOU CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE IF EVERYBODY IS PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES

YOU WANT TO PACK PATIENTS STAY AT NEARBY PARKS GETTING OUTSIDE AND GETTING EXERCISE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO YOUR KIDS AND THERE ARE WAYS TO DO IT AND REDUCE THE RISK AT THE SAME TIME >> WE WERE AT THE BEACH WITH TWO SMALL KIDS AND AS SOON AS WE GET OUT OF THE HOUSE THEY HAVE TO USE THE RESTROOM WHAT IS THE GUIDANCE ON THAT? ARE THEY SAFE TO USE? >> DON'T BE OVERLY ANXIOUS

WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO, YOU HAVE TO GO, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS IF THERE IS A LIME, KEEP YOUR DISTANCE THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FLUSH THIS IS THE SCIENCE OF HOW TOILETS WORK DROPLETS AND PARTICLES COME UP INTO THE AIR SO ALWAYS KEEP THE LID DOWN

THIS APPLIES AT HOME WHEN YOU GO INTO A PUBLIC RESTROOM THERE IS NOT ALWAYS A LID TO SHUT IN THAT CASE, BE STRATEGIC OPEN THE STALL DOOR, FLUSH, THEN GET OUT QUICKLY WASH HER HANDS AND YOU KNOW THOSE AIR DRYERS FOR YOUR HANDS, THAT IS NOT ADVISABLE

THERE HAVE BEEN STUDIES THAT SHOW THOSE KICK UP A LOT OF BACTERIA THAT BLOW ALL SORTS OF THINGS AROUND AIR DRY YOUR HANDS AND THEN YOU HAVE DIDN'T INJURE YOU YOUR WAY OUT OF THE BATHROOM THIS IS THE TIME TO REALLY NOT TOUCH ANYTHING YOU DON'T HAVE TO >> I JUST GOT QUITE THE NASAL PICTURE >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> >>> IT IS THE SOUND OF THE SUMMER THIS NEW JERSEY FAMILY GOT A NEW BACKYARD POOL JUST IN TIME >> I HAVE BEEN IN THE POOL INDUSTRY FOR 40 YEARS AND THIS IS THE BUSIEST SEASON I HAVE SEEN >> DEMAND HAS DOUBLED WHAT THE INDUSTRY HAS EVER SEEN BEFORE >> THE MET SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN FILLING ORDER AS FAR AS OHIO

>> PEOPLE WANT POOLS BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT TAKING VACATIONS THEY ARE STAYING HOME AND THEY WANT TO ENJOY THEIR BACK YARD >> TRAMPOLINES AND SWING SET SALES ARE UP WITH SO MANY OF US COOPED UP FOR MONTH AND JIM'S JUST OPENING, BIKE SALES ARE SURGING >> BIKE SALES FOR ADULTS SPIKED 121 PERCENT

THIS BIKE SHOW SHOP CAN'T KEEP UP WITH DEMAND >> IT IS READ DO YOU WANT IT? IT'S ONLY WHEN WE HAVE >> EVEN TANDEM BIKES ARE FLYING OUT THE DOOR IN APRIL BIKE SALES HIT $1 BILLION FOR THE MONTH NATIONWIDE THAT IS A RECORD

>> IT IS A NEW NORMAL BIKES WILL BE ESSENTIAL AS LONG AS THINGS ARE SHUT DOWN AND THERE ARE NOT ACTIVITIES, WE ARE GOING TO BE BUSY >> AS WE HUNKER DOWN WE GREW A GREEN THUMB SENDING BUSINESS AT GARDEN CENTERS THROUGH THE ROOF >> SMELL THE LAVENDER

>> KATHY SAID SHE HAS NEVER SEEN SO MANY FIRST-TIME GARDENERS IT HAS BEEN OVER- THE-TOP AND ACCORDING TO BUYING VEGETABLES, THEY NEED TOOLS AND SHOVELS AND RAKES AND RAISED VEGETABLE BEDS >> THEY ARE GROWING THEIR OWN PANDEMIC GARDEN >> DURING THIS HARD TIME WHEN IT HAS BEEN FIND JOY PEOPLE ARE HAPPY AND GLAD WE ARE OPEN AND I HOPE THAT STAYS >> ANOTHER THING WE ARE SEEING, EXPENSIVE BRANDS ARE NOT DOING SO GOOD BUT CROCS IS DOING WELL

SALES ARE UP 14% IN MARCH AND GROWING EVER SINCE >> WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A JOB? YOU HAVE TO LOVE STEPHANIE SO THE QUESTION IS, WE HEARD ABOUT THE POOLS AND THE BIKES IN THE PLANS WHAT PLACES ARE HIRING RIGHT NOW? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE IDEA IS GO WHERE THE JOBS ARE

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOUR SKILL SET IS IF YOU'VE ONLY BEEN IN SALES OR CUSTOMER SERVICE WITHIN THE RETAIL INDUSTRY AND THERE ARE NOT MANY OPPORTUNITIES THINK, WHERE CAN I TAKE THOSE SKILLS SWIMMING POOL OPERATIONS ARE GOING TO NEED PEOPLE IN CUSTOMER SERVICE BIG BOX STORES HAVE BEEN OPEN DON'T WAIT ANY LONGER THINKING WE ARE GOING TO REOPEN NEXT MONTH AND I'M GOING BACK TO MY NEW JOB

THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL IF COVID-19 CASES ARE MOVING UP, TRADITIONAL BUSINESSES MAY NOT REOPEN WHAT ARE YOU GOOD AT THAT SUMMER CAMP MAY NOT REOPEN WE KNOW REMOTE LEARNING IS MOVING UP SO MOVE YOUR IDEAS

>> JUST SHIFTED TAKE YOUR SKILLS AND SHIFT THEM TO THE JOBS >> WE JUST SHOWED SOME BUSINESSES HIRING RIGHT NOW IF YOU ARE SITTING AT HOME RIGHT NOW AND YOU ARE NOT WORKING, DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS TO HELP LAND ONE OF THOSE JOBS? >> WELL LISTEN, YOU CAN GO TO AMAZON RIGHT NOW AND FIND SOMETHING IN YOUR AREA THE KEY THING IS TO THINK ABOUT NOT SHOULD I WORK IN A BUSINESS JUST LIKE THIS? CAN I STRETCH MY SKILLS TO THE NEW BUSINESS? THERE IS MORE FREE LYING — ONLINE TRAINING THAN EVER BEFORE

EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT GOES ANOTHER MONTH TRY TO LEARN ONLINE YOU CAN DO IT FREE >> GREAT TIPS >> THANK YOU

>> >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER 10 MINUTES OF DELIBERATION OR GRAND JURY INDICTING THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES FOR THE DEATH OF AHMAD ARMORY >> THIS IS ANOTHER GREAT STEP TO FINDING JUSTICE >> FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT THEIR NEIGHBOR RECORDED THIS VIDEO

>> FOR HIS MOTHER THE INDICTMENT IS AN ENCOURAGING STEP >> THIS IS THE FIRST STEP WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO >> HE WAS UNARMED WHEN HE WAS PURSUED BY THE McMICHAEL'S IN A PICKUP TRUCK HE TOLD POLICE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND TRAVIS FIRED HIS SHOTGUN WHEN THEY WERE VIOLENTLY ATTACKED

THE CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY WE WANT TO PRESENT ALL THE FACTS REGARDING THIS TRAGIC DEATH IN A COURT OF ALL ATTORNEYS HAVE CALLED HIM A GOOD PERSON AND WARN AGAINST THE RUSH TO JUDGMENT THE LAWYER URGED THE DA TO CONSIDER BOND >> WE WELCOME THE ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY TODAY

WE DISAGREE WITH IT BUT IT IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO MOVING THIS CASE CLOSER TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL THAT HAS BEEN DEMANDED >> HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS? >> IT IS A HUGE STEP WE OFTEN SEE IT WITHOUT ACTUAL INDICTMENTS WE THINK THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WERE FOUND >> THIS IS JUST HOURS AFTER ENFORCING LAW FOR HATE CRIMES

LAWMAKERS SAY ARMORY'S DEATH HELPED PUSH THE BILL THROUGH FOR HIS MOTHER, IT IS ALL MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD >> YESTERDAY I LEARNED ABOUT THIS BILL BEING PASSED AND TODAY I LEARNED ABOUT THE INDICTMENT >> I DO BELIEVE THE CASE IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION >> WE ARE IN A PANDEMIC

WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF CALLS FOR REFORM, SCRUTINY ON POLICE WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT HAS BEEN LIKE FOR YOUR OFFICERS? >> HE IS THE NEWLY ELECTED LEADER OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF PEACE THAT IS A UNION REPRESENTING RANK-AND-FILE POLICE OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS >> YOU CAN SEE THE PROTESTERS DO YOU SEE THE NEED FOR REFORM? >> I DON'T LIKE THE WORD REFORM

>> YOU DON'T THINK THERE IS A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM WITH RACISM IN YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT? >> NO IF I SAW OFFICERS THAT I THOUGHT WERE POLICING BASED SOLELY ON RACE I WOULD SAY YES BUT THAT IS NOT BEEN MY EXPERIENCE >> MANY OF HIS VIEWS ARE NOT SHARED BY THE MAYOR SO THE COMMUNITIES AND PLEASE TRUST EACH OTHER, NOT FEAR EACH OTHER >> HE HAS HIS HEAD IN THE SAND

ANYBODY OF GOODWILL OF A CERTAIN AGE RECOGNIZES THAT MANY INSTITUTIONS HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM AS PART OF THEM >> POLICE UNION HAS A LOT OF POWER BECAUSE OF THEIR CONTRACTS ANY POTENTIAL REFORMS ARE NEGOTIATED INTO A NEW CONTRACT BEFORE BEING IMPLEMENTED >> THEY BLOCK BODY CAMERAS, THEY BLOCKED CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT AT EVERY LEVEL >> THEY ALSO WANTED TO BE ABLE TO DESTROYED DISCIPLINARY RECORDS

THE SUPREME COURT LAST WEEK RULED THOSE RECORDS MUST BE KEPT YOU SEE HOW IT LOOKS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, YOU DON'T WANT TO SAVE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE >> WHAT IS THE POINT OF SAVING DISCIPLINARY RECORDS OF THOSE THAT HAVE RETIRED? >> OTHERS ARE HANDLING THINGS DIFFERENTLY THEY HAVE A SERIES OF PROACTIVE REFORMS

>> WE HAVE THE DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THINGS FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP WE ALSO NEED TO CREATE CHANGE AND THE CULTURE AND GET THE COMMUNITY VOICE AND LISTEN TO THEM IF WE ARE NOT LISTENING TO THEM RIGHT NOW, YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN POLICE WORK >> THE CALIFORNIAN UNION PROPOSED REFORM INCLUDING IT DATABASE OF OFFICERS FIRED >> POLICE OFFICERS ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR SOCIETY

THERE IS RACISM IN SOCIETY BECAUSE OF THAT THERE ARE RACIST COPS IF YOU CAN'T SAY THAT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT >> THAT IS CALIFORNIA IN CHICAGO REFORM HAS STALLED AFTER McDONALD WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS AND INVESTIGATION FOUND SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT BY SOME OFFICERS

A FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVED A CONSENT DECREE CALLING FOR SPECIFIC POLICE REFORMS MANY FEDERAL REFORMS CONFLICT WITH THE CURRENT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE CONTRACT :CONTRACT HAS NOT BEEN RENEGOTIATED SINCE EXPIRING THREE YEARS AGO >> WHAT THE UNION DOES IS AGREES AND OBSTRUCTS EVERY IMPORTANT THING NECESSARY WHICH IS MANDATED THEY TRIED TO BLOCK

>> CRITICS SAY YOU ARE TAKING PROTECTION OF YOUR OFFICERS TO AN EXTREME >> HOW IS PROTECTION AN EXTREME? >> YOU ARE PROTECTING THOSE WHO MAKE MISTAKES >> IT IS A — OKAY THERE ARE MISTAKES MADE NO ONE WILL DENY THAT

THEY SHOULD NOT AUTOMATICALLY BE THE END OF THE WORLD >> ARE THERE SOME THINGS THAT YOU AGREE YOU NEED TO CHANGE? >> ONE COMMON GROUND IS THAT WE NEED TO BE MORE HUMAN AS POLICE AND MORE SYMPATHETIC >> HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET ANYTHING DONE IF YOU CAN'T MEET EACH OTHER >> THE UNION WOULD BE IMPORTANT IF THEY WERE GOING TO BE A CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNER THE REFORM TRAIN IS ON THE TRACK AND LEAVING THE STATION

>>> THE CITY OF CHICAGO MISSED A NUMBER OF DEADLINES AND IN FACT, 75% OF THE DEADLINES LAID OUT IN THE JUDGE ORDERED CONSENT DECREE WERE MS THEY SAID THAT IS ON THE CITY THE MAYOR SAID THEY ALL HAVE TO DO BETTER WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER EMBARRASSING REPORT SOME OF THOSE REFORMS WILL MEAN THAT SHE HAS TO SIT DOWN WITH THE UNION AND NEGOTIATE NEW TERMS OF THE CONTRACT

>> OKAY THE UNION SPOKESPERSON SAID THEY COULD HAVE OFFICERS COME AND BE MORE HUMAN ARE THERE OTHER AREAS WHERE THE MAYOR AND THE UNION AGREE? IS THERE COMMON GROUND? >> IT IS INTERESTING THERE IS A PROVISION IN THE CONTRACT ABOUT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS ALLOWING OFFICERS WHO ARE THERE WAIT 24 HOURS BEFORE BEING INTERVIEWED THEY SAY:GIVES OFFICERS TIME TO COORDINATE THEIR STATEMENTS

THEY BELIEVE THE WAITING PERIOD IS GOOD BECAUSE MOST OFFICERS WILL HARDLY EVER BE INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING IT IS TRAUMATIC AND THEY NEED TIME TO COOL OFF THE CONSENT DECREE I TALKED ABOUT FROM THE FEDERAL JUDGE DOES CALL FOR CHANGING THAT RULE >> OKAY IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE THE POSITION BETWEEN THE POLICING AND THE SAN JOSE POLICING

THANK YOU A >>> A 60 GAME SEASON WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN IN JULY AND MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS CHANGES BIG AND SMALL THAT WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THE NEW SEASON DURING GAMES MOST PLAYERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SIT IN THE DUGOUT SOME WILL HAVE TO SIT IN THE STANDS ENTIRE ROWS WILL BE SEPARATING THEM THERE WILL BE NO FENCE

SPITTING AND CHEWING TOBACCO IS PROHIBITED YOU CAN CHEW GUM PLAYERS AND UMPIRES MUST BE SIX FEET AWAY FROM EVERYONE, TEAMMATES, COACHES AND OPPONENTS, EVEN DURING THE ANTHEM THEY WILL BE REMOVED, THE BASEBALLS THAT IS EVERY TIME THEY ARE TOUCHED BY MANUAL PLAYERS >> NO SHOWERING IN THE CLUBHOUSE

PLAYERS ARE BANNED FROM HOTEL SWIMMING POOLS AND MEALS OR ROOM SERVICE JUST AFTER THE SEASON WAS ANNOUNCED THREE PLAYERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 40 TESTED POSITIVE LAST WEEK THERE WILL BE EXTENSIVE TESTING BEFORE THEY CAN GO TO SPRING TRAINING AND THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AS FOR CELEBRATIONS LIKE COOLERS OF GATORADE AND THE SHAVING CREAM PIES, THOSE ARE PROHIBITED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HELPING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

>> WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE READY SO WE CAN HAVE BASEBALL IN 2020 >> >>> A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO COME HERE WITH ANGER WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPIDFIRE

>> THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO VOTE NOT FOR PERSON, FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW DOES THIS WORK? >> YOU DON'T PLAN FOR GIVING BIRTH DURING A PANDEMIC >> WE WANT TO KEEP SPIRITS UP

>> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN ABOUT THIS >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS AND I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT IS OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT, JUST NOT LESS THAN I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A CONVOY OF NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN A REAL CATASTROPHE

>> NBC'S JOE FRIAR LEADS US OFF >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY STATES ARE SHATTERING CORONAVIRUS RECORDS, WITH NEARLY 36,000 CASES TODAY IN THE US, THE HIKEST ONE-DAY TOTAL YET TODAY IN FLORIDA, A RECORD 5,500 NEW CASES, WHILE CALIFORNIA HAS SEEN A 29% JUMP IN HOSPITALIZATIONS IN JUST TWO WEEKS

AND IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SOUNDING THE ALARM, SPEAKING WITH CBS AFFILIATE KBTX >> BECAUSE THE SPREAD IS SO RAMPED RIGHT NOW, THERE IS NEVER A REASON FOR YOU TO HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR HOME UNLESS YOU DO NEED TO GO OUT >> Reporter: IN HARD-HIT HOUSTON HOSPITAL WORKERS ARE FRONT-LINE WITNESS TO THE NT DEADLY REACH >> ONE OF OUR PATIENTSHE THAT HAD BEEN HERE FOR A WHILE PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AND IT'S REALLY SAD HE >> THE SPIKES ARE SO ALARMING THAT THOSE STATES IT HARD AN EARLIER ANNOUNCED THE REQUIRED OUT-OF- STATE VISITORS TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO INWEEKS IF THEY TRAVEL FROM A HOTSPOT

THAT INCLUDES NINE STATES >> WE DO NOT WANT TO O SEE THE INFECTION RATE INCREASE HERE AFTER WHAT WE HAVE CLGONE THROUGH >> ARIZONA'S ON THE LIST WERE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE CLIMBING AND ICU BEDS HERE ARE NOW 88% FULL >> THAT IS MY BIGGEST CONCERN WITH THE TREND THAT WE SEE THAT WE WILL REALLY BE GOING OVER HOSPITAL CAPACITY >> THE FORMER AT DIRECTOR OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES AND SAID THE STATE SHOULD HAVE HAD MORE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE ESTATES REOPENED

>> IT HAS NORMALIZED PRE- PANDEMIC BEHAVIOR >> THE GOVERNOR ALLOWED CITIES AND COUNTIES TO MANDATE MASKS HOPING TO SLOW THE SPREAD S, >> FRONT-LINE WORKERS ARE WORRIED THAT THE WORST IS AHEAD >> WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FOR THE PATIENT'S >> AS A HOTSPOT SEARCHES IN THE SUNBELT

>>> TONIGHT, OFFICIAL SOUNDING THE ALARM OVER THE GROWING SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG THE YOUNG FROM FLORIDA, — >> WHAT WE SEE IN FLORIDA'S RAPID TRANSMISSION IN THE 18-34 AGE GROUP >> TO MICHIGAN WHERE 34 CASES ARE LINKED TO CROWDS AT THIS BAR DR ANTHONY FAUCI ANNOUNCING — THIS MORNING

>> LOOK AT THE DEMOCRACY PEOPLE GETTING INFECTED AND MOST ARE QUITE YOUNG THE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT USED TO GO OUT TO A BAR AND DO NOT WEAR MASKS >> HE RECENTLY WENT OUT WITH 14 FRIENDS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTY WITH NO MASK AND AFTERWARD THE ENTIRE GROUP TESTED POSITIVE AND SHE NOW HAS A MESSAGE FOR OTHERS >> AS EXCITING AS IT IS TO HAVE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS OPEN AGAIN, TAKE IT SLOW AND DON'T BE IN SUCH A RUSH THE VIRUS IS NOT GONE

>> FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE THE CORONAVIRUSES NOT DEADLY BUT THE DANGER IS THEY SPREAD IT TO THE ELDERLY AND MOST VULNERABLE THAT THERE ARE TRAGIC EXCEPTIONS TUESDAY THE FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT DIED OF CORONAVIRUS COMPLICATIONS SHE WAS JUST 17 BUT SO MANY ON THE BEACH ARE NOT CONCERNED >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? >> NOT ANYMORE >> OFFICIALS HERE AT CLEARWATER BEACH SAY THEY ARE CONCERNED AND ANYONE GOING INTO A BUSINESS IS NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR A NMASK

THE NEW RULE WENT INTO EFFECT KA HOURS AGO >>> FOR KATE PORTER, MARCH, APRIL AND MAY WERE A CORONAVIRUS BLUR IN THE BEGINNING SHE HAD CHILLS, SORE THROAT THEN SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND A EE RAPID HEART RATE WITH CHEST PAIN AND A RECURRING SPIKING FEVER AND IT HAS BEEN 100 DAYS >> WE ALMOST FEELING LIKE I'M ALL ALONE AND I MUST BE THE ONLY ONE E HAVING THE SYMPTOMS? >> I DEFINITELY FELT ALONE AND I WONDERED IF I WAS THE ONLY ONE GOING THROUGH THIS >> UNTIL SHE WENT ONLINE TO CROWD SOURCE WHAT SHE WAS FEELING AND FOUND DOZENS OF STRANGERS WITH THE SAME SYMPTOMS LINGERING FOR MONTHS

>> SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED THE VALIDATION >> A DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSOR HELPED BUILD A FACEBOOK GROUP AND WEBSITE FOR LONG- HAUL PATIENTS >> I WAS LOOKING FOR MY SYMPTOMS WHEN I WAS ON LINE >> HIS SYMPTOMS WERE FLULIKE FOR A MONTH THEN HE SUDDENLY GOT A REALLY SORE THROAT FOLLOWED BY DCHEST PAIN 700 MILES AWAY IN KENTUCKY, HANNAH POSTED HER SYMPTOMS PROGRESS IN THE SAME WAY M

10 DAYS AHEAD OF HIM ON MAY 18 SHE POSTED FROM THE ER I HAVE A BLOOD CLOT IN MY LUNGS >> MY HEART RATE WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND MY HEART RATE WAS HIGH >> THAT'S WHEN BRANDON INSISTED HE BE CHECKED WITH THE CAT SCAN >> I KNEW IN MY HEART THAT WHWAS IT AND IT WAS WORK >> IT WAS A BLOOD CLOT IN MY LUNGS WORK >> YOU THINK IT COULD'VE SAVED YOUR LIFE? >> IF I HAD GONE ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED >>ED MISINFORMATION IS ALWAYS A RISK THAT SOME DOCTORS SEE THE VALUE IN PATIENT TO PATIENT COMMUNITIES

>> HOW MUCH ARE YOU THE DOCTORS LEARNING FROM THE GROUPS ASK >> I FEEL MORE EDUCATED IN WHAT PATIENTS ARE DOING AND WHAT IS WORKING AND WHAT IS NOT WORKING >> FOR KATE PORTER THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HAS MEANT EVERYTHING W >> WE DEVELOP THE CONNECTIONS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME >> A SILVER LINING FOR PATIENT STILL STRUGGLING WITH THE UNKNOWN >>> FROM THE NEW FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC — >> HALF ARE INTUBATED ON VENTILATORS

ONE OF THEM REQUIRED CPR FOR THE FIRST THREE HOURS OF OUR SHIFT >> THE E KIND OF HORROR STORIES WE HEARD NEW YORK AS THE DEATH RATE SKYROCKETED BUT EXPERTS SAY THERE HAS BEEN A REAL PROBLEM FOR US AND ICU DOCTORS ARE DELAYING PUTTING PATIENT ON VENTILATORS AND INSTEAD TREATING THEM WITH 100% OXYGEN AND ON THEIR STOMACHS TO ALLOW BETTER BLOOD AND O2 FLOW USING BLOOD THINNERS TO AVOID BLOOD CLOTS AND STROKES AND NOW HAVE THE DRUG TO TREAT PATIENTS AND STEROIDS ARE ALSO SAVING LIVES ST >> WE ARE DOING A BETTER JOB OF PRESERVING LIFE STILL A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED PROBABLY HAS ONLY OAFFECTED ABOUT 5% OF THE POPULATION

>> THE FDA TODAY SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT PEOPLE CAN CONTRACT COBIT FROM FOOD OR FOOD PACKAGING AND IT'S MOSTLY TRANSMITTED BETWEEN PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACTSE >> IN CITIES LIKE MINNEAPOLIS AND PHILADELPHIA WHICH SAW W ICBIG PROTESTS, NO SIGN OF A SURGEON CASES AND POSSIBLY BECAUSE PROTESTERS WERE OUTSIDE AND WARMER, HUMAN TEMPERATURES WITH MANY WEARING MASKS THEY HAVE SEEN A SURGE IN CITIES WHERE PEOPLE CONGREGATED WITHOUT MASKS INSIDE WITH AIR CONDITIONING AND POOR VENTILATION AND IF CITIES AND STATES DO NOT LIMIT LARGE GATHERINGS EXPERTS WARNED THE DEATH TOLL COULD SOAR LATER THIS OUYEAR >> WE DO NOT HAVE TO HIT 300,000 BY THE WINTER IF WE DON'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND IF WE DON'T ACT AGGRESSIVELY, UNFORTUNATELY I DO WORRY THAT THOSE ARE THE NUMBERS WE WILL SEE BY THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR

>> THE FORMER FDA COMMISSIONER WITH THE STARK WARNING >> IT'S A POSSIBILITY THAT WE FACE A SECOND WAVE IN THE FALL THAT COULD BE BIGGER THAN THE FIRST WAVE >> THE FIRST WAVE WITH 120 TO THOUSAND DEAD IS NOT EVEN ESOVER YET >>> A WHITEHOUSE WELCOME FOR THE E PRESIDENT OF POLAND PRESIDENT TRUMP HOLDING HIS FIRST FACE-TO- FACE MEETING WITH THE WORLD LEADER SINCE THE PANDEMIC PROMPTED LOCKDOWNS

>> I THINK IT'S AN ORDER IN HONOR AND I HAVE A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT >> THE WHITE HOUSE HOPEFUL THAT A RETURN TO THE REGULAR SCHEDULE WILL HELP SIGNAL THE A COUNTRY'S READINESS TO REOPEN EVEN AS THE CORONAVIRUS RAVAGES MUCH OF THE NATION, JUST AS NEW POLLING HAS PRESIDENT TRUMP TRAILING JOE BIDEN A NEW YORK TIMES POLL SHOWING BIDEN BLEEDING TRUMP NATIONALLY BY 14 PERCENTAGE POINTS AND WITHIN ADVANTAGE AMONG WOMEN AND NON-WHITE VOTERS WHILE ALSO G MAKING INROADS WITH OT TRADITIONALLY REPUBLICAN LEADING GROUPS AND A SEPARATE L POLL SHOWS BIDEN UP BY EIGHT POINTS IN THE ALL-IMPORTANT BATTLEGROUND STATE OF WISCONSIN THE FORMER PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA, WARNING HIM NOT TO GET TOO CONFIDENT

>> WE CANNOT BE COMPLACENT OR SMUG AND IT'S SO OBVIOUS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT DONE A GOOD JOB BECAUSE USHE WON ONCE >> OBAMA ON TUESDAY NIGHT IN HIS FIRST APPEARANCE ON THE 2020 VIRTUAL CAMPAIGN TRAIL ALONGSIDE HIS FORMER VP >> DO YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO GROW UP TO HAVE THE SAME VALUE SET THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS? >> THEY ARE SAID TO VISIT KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES AS THE PRESIDENT HAS WISCONSIN AND JOE BIDEN TRAVELING TO PENNSYLVANIA WITH THE FOCUS ON HEALTHCARE >>> MICHAEL FLYNN'S LONG LEGAL SAGA COULD S SOON BE OVER VIA 2-1 VOTE THE COURT SAID DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER TO PROSECUTE ARE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S ALONE AND CANNOT BE SECOND- GUESSED BY JUDGE UNLESS THERE'S EVIDENCE THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO HETRICKVT THEM BY DROPPING CHARGES AND THEN REFILING SO THEYEY MUST GRANT THE MOTION TO DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST MICHAEL FLYNN >> I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT GENERAL FLYNN

>> FLYNN TALKED BRIEFLY WITH RUSH LIMBAUGH >> WE ARE SO PAT HAPPY WITH THE DECISION NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY BUT FOR THE COUNTRY >> ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE PROSECUTED BY ROBERT MUELLER'S SPECIAL COUNSEL TEAM AND TWICE PLEADED GUILTY TO LYING TO THE BU FBI ABOUT HIS CONVERSATIONS WITH THE RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE US

BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MOVED TO DISMISS THE CASE WILLIAM BARR CONCLUDED THAT THE FBI HAD NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO I QUESTION HIM IN THE FIRST PLACE AND DESPITE THE RULING, MICHAEL FLYNN IS NOT COMPLETELY IN THE CLEAR >> THE CASE MAY BE OVER BUT THE FULL COURT OF APPEALS MAY DECIDE TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK >> TODAY HOUSE DEMOCRATS QUESTION THE HANDLING OF ROGER STONE THE FORMER TRUMP M A CAMPAIGN AID REAL PROSECUTORS RESIGNED AFTER WILLIAM BARR DIRECTED THEM TO SEEK A MORE LENIENT SENTENCE AND ONE OF ERT THE LAWYER SAID HIS SUPERVISOR TOLD HIM THAT IT WAS THE RESULT OF POLITICAL PRESSURE

>> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TREATED HIM DIFFERENTLY FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE DEPARTMENT CUT HIM A BREAK BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT >> A SPOKESPERSON FOR WILLIAM BARR SAID HE THOUGHT THE RECOMMENDATION WAS TO HARSH AND NOTED THATED THE DEAD JUDGES SENTENCE IN WAS MORE IN LINE WITH HIS THINKING F >> WILLIAM BARR WILL APPEAR IN PP LATE JULY AND ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER HE EXERTED UNDUE POLITICAL INFLUENCE >>> THE DECISION CAME AFTER 10 MINUTES OF DELIBERATION A GEORGIA GRAND JURY INDICTED THREE WHITE MEN ON MURDER CHARGES FOR THE DEATH OF TAHMAUD ARBERY WHO IS BLACK

>> THIS IS ANOTHER POSITIVE STEP AND ANOTHER AH GREAT STEP FOR FINDING JUSTICE FOR AHMAUD ARBERY >> IT INCLUDES FELONY MURDER AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR GREGORY AND TRAVIS McMICHAEL AND THEIR NEIGHBOR WILLIAM BRYAN, JR WHO MO RECORDED THE FINAL MOMENTS G >> THIS HAS EMPOWERED US TO FIGHT AND THIS IS JUST THE FIRST STEP AND WE DO HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO >> HE WAS UNARMED AND OUT FOR A JOG WHEN HE WAS PERCEIVED BY THE McMICHAELS IN A PICKUP TRUCK GREGORY SAID THEY FOLLOWED HIM BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT AND TRAVIS FIRED THE SHOTGUN >> A LAWYER FOR TRAVIS McMICHAEL SAID HIS CLIENT WILL PLEAD NOT GUILTY ADDING WE LOOK FORWARD TO PRESENTING ALL THE FACTS REGARDING THIS TRAGIC DEATH

ATTORNEYS FOR GREGORY McMICHAEL CALLED HIM A GOOD PERSON AND WARNED AGAINST A RUSH GOTO JUDGMENT THE OLAWYERS URGE THE DA WTO CONSIDER BOND >> WE WELCOME THE ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY AND WHILE WE DISAGREE, IT'S AN IMPORTANT STEP IN THE PROCESS TO HA MOVING THE CASE CLOSER TO THE SPEEDY TRIAL >> HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THIS? >> IT IS A HUGE STEP WE BELIEVE THE APPROPRIATE CHARGES WERE FOUND

>> THIS COMES HOURS AFTER GEORGIA LAWMAKERS PASSED A BILL FOR TOUGHER PUNISHMENTS FOR HATE CRIMES SIO TYPICALLY WHEN I FOR STATES WITH SUCH A LAW AND STHEY SAY HIS DEATH HELP EDPUSH THE BILL THROUGH AND FOR HIS MOTHER IT'S MOTIVATION TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD >> YESTERDAY I LEARNED ABOUT THE HATE CRIME BILL BEING PASSED AND I'M PLEASED AND I DO BELIEVE THE CASE IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION >>> THE SPECIAL AGENTS TICOMBING THE GARAGE STALLS ARE GONE BUT FOR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE — >> I WAS RELIEVED TO KNOW THAT IT WASN'T TARGETED TOWARDS ME

te >> THE FBI INVESTIGATION FINDING NO HATE RHYMEIO STILL CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE AND THIS MORNING HE SPOKE WITH CRAIG MELVIN >> THE EVIDENCE I'VE SEEN IN THAT I HAVE IN MY POSSESSION OF WHAT WAS IN OUR GARAGE IS EXACTLY A NOOSE >> NASCAR DECLINED TO RELEASE THE PHOTOS BUT IS CONTINUING ITS OWN INVESTIGATION >> IT WAS CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED TO LOOK INTO THIS >> FBI VIDEO EVIDENCE REVEALING THE ROPE WAS IN THE GARAGE AS EARLY AS AOCTOBER 2019, WELL BEFORE HIS TEAM ARRIVED AND MONTHS BEFORE THE CALL ON THE BAND FOR THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

THE YOUTUBE VIDEO APPEARS TO SHOW THE SAME GARAGE STALL WITH A PULL SAROPE HANGING FROM IT IN THE SHAPE OF THE NOOSE IT'S NOT KNOWN IF THIS IS THE SAME VIDEO SEEN BY THE FBI BUT NASCAR CONFIRMS THAT IT CHECKED ALL THE STALLS AT TALLADEGA AND ONE HOW TO PULL ROPE CONFIGURED INTO A NOOSE >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> KEY QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED AND ONE CONCLUSION IS IRONCLAD >> THE SPORT HAS CHAMPIONED THE CHANGE THAT GOES WELL BEYOND THE RACE TRACK >>> LAST WINTER BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THE PILOT HAD A VERY SPECIAL PREFLIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT INTRODUCING PASSENGERS TO A A LITTLE BOY

>> A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AG HE FOUGHT IT >> THEY WERE FLYING HIS FAMILY TO HAWAII GIVING THEM THE VIP TREATMENT BUT THERE WAS MORE >> WE FLEW DOWN HIS UNCLE FROM ANCHORAGE >> A FAMILY CONNECTION

>> IN THE PILOT'S CAREER THERE'S VERY FEW TIMES HE CAN FLY FOR — WITH A FAMILY MEMBER >> IT'S A BIG HONOR R FOR ME AND NOT ONLY DO I GET TO ITFLY WITH MY BROTHER-IN- LAW DAN FOR THE FIRST TIME BUT I ALSO GET TO FLY MY FAMILY ON MY SON'S MAKE-A- WISH TRIP FA >> HE'S MY HERO HE'S PRETTY TOUGH >> A WISH COME TRUE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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>>> IT IS SAID THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME IS COME AND PERHAPS THE TIME 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 IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK IT'S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS

IT'S QUICK STUFF , TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, TRENDING, MINDBENDING, LATE-NIGHT, EARLY-MORNING YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT'S FOR YOU AND IT'S FREE THAT'S PEACOCK AND THAT IS YOU, WHAT AND WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA

WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TO TRY TO RACE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KID TOOK >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHAT I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> A LOT OF MY FRIENDS COME HERE AND ASKED ME WHAT WE DO HERE? IT'S LIKE A HOLIDAY SPACE I'M EMBARRASSED TO TELL THEM I'M IN PRISON

>> THIS IS AN ISLAND FORTRESS AND IT ATTRACTS A LOT OF TOURISTS AND IS ALSO HOME TO ONE OF FINLAND'S PRISON NO BARBED WIRE BUT PICKET FENCES NEARLY HALF OF THE PRISONS ARE OPEN WITH MINIMUM-SECURITY FACILITIES WHERE INMATES LIKE THESE MEN CAN LEAVE TO WORK OR SHOP DURING THE DAY AND RETURN EACH EVENING AND HE IS SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR MURDER BUT IN FINLAND A LIFE SENTENCE MEANS HE WILL ONLY SERVE ABOUT 14 YEARS

>> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THAT WE HAVE A PRISON THERE AND THEY DON'T REALIZE IT >> THE PRISON SYSTEM IN FINLAND WITH THE REGULAR AN OPEN PRISON HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST PRISON POPULATION RATES IN THE WORLD THE US HAS THE SECOND-HIGHEST

IN FINLAND ONLY 57 PEOPLE OUT OF 100,000 ARE INCARCERATED AND IN THE US THE NUMBER IS 666 THAT IS BECAUSE THE FINISH GOVERNMENT THINKS PRISONS ARE COSTLY AND UNPRODUCTIVE AND PREFER INSTEAD TO GIVE OUT FINES OR COMMUNITY SERVICE THE GOAL IS TO ENCOURAGE CRIMINALS TO CORRECT THEIR WRONGS AND REHABILITATE

PRISON IS A LAST RESORT THIS VELOCITY ALSO APPLIES TO THE WELL WAY POLICE APPROACH CRIME IN OUR TRAINING TO USE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF SPORTS — FORCE NECESSARY >> EVERY TIME THEY USE A WEAPON THAT WE HAVE TO FILE A REPORT AND THE WHOLE CHAIN OF COMMAND IS INVESTIGATED >> I HAVE TO USE MY WEAPON BUT I'VE NEVER FIRED A ROUND

IN THE SEVEN YEARS I'VE HAD ONE COLLEAGUE THAT'S HAD TO USE HIS WEAPON WITH FATAL RESULTS OBVIOUSLY IT HAS TO DO WITH TRAINING CULTURE IF YOU TRAIN THEN YOUR SKILLS WILL TAKE OVER >> WE ARE LOOKING FOR A REASON NOT TO SHOOT ANYBODY IF YOU WANT TO DAMAGE DOWN, REALLY, NOT QUITE THAT SIMPLE BUT WE DO EVERYTHING WE CAN NOT TO USE DEADLY FORCE

>> IN FINLAND A CRIMINAL CAN BE SENT TO THE CONVENTIONAL PRISON OR AN OPEN PRISON AND OPEN PRISONS ARE THE LAST STOP BEFORE RELEASED ON PAROLE AND THE IDEAS THAT GIVEN PRISONERS TO METONYMY AS WELL AS WORK AND STUDY OPPORTUNITIES WILL HELP THEM BETTER ADJUST TO LIFE OUTSIDE AND THEY HAVE 25% LESS CHANCE OF RETURNING THAN THOSE WHO ONLY GO THROUGH REGULAR PRISONS >> WE HAVE 108 AND YOU HAVE YOUR OWN KEY AND YOU CANNOT CLOSE YOUR DOOR YOURSELF AND SEE THE BIRD AND SPEND TIME WITH OTHER PRISONERS >> HE SHOT A MAN AND HAS SERVED ONE YEAR IN A REGULAR PRISON AND IS NOW SERVING THE REMAINDER 15 YEARS OF HIS SENTENCE IN THE OPEN PRISON

>> YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE FREE BUT YOU ARE NOT IF I AM IN A CLOSE PRISON I KNOW THERE ARE LOCKS ON THE DOORS IN AN OPEN PRISON, IT'S ALWAYS OPEN >> EVERY MORNING HE WALKS THE QUARTER MILE TO THE MAIN PRISON BUILDING FOR ROUTINE DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE INSPECTION HE IS ATTENDING THE LOCAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL LEARNING TO MAKE JEWELRY

>> I WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR GOOD THINGS I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE ME , MY NAME AND GOOD THINGS I FEEL IT AND WHEN I MAKE SOMETHING, AND MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY >> WE WANT TO GIVE THEM WORK >> I THINK HERE THEY SOMEHOW SEE THE WORLD IN A DIFFERENT WAY

WE TREAT THEM EQUALLY AND WE TRY TO GIVE THEM TOOLS SO THEY WILL NEVER COME BACK >> WE CAN LIVE LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE HERE >> HE PLANS TO REOPEN HIS BARBERSHOP >> I WANT TO CHANGE MY LIFE I DON'T WANT TO DO NOTHING BECAUSE I MISS MY FAMILY

I WORK FOR IT AND I'M GOING TO DO IT >>> IT'S A TEXAS SIZE CRISIS CORONAVIRUSES CASES SWELLING IN THE LONE STAR STATE DATE WITH THE GOVERNOR SOUNDING THE ALARM T, >> IF YOU DO NOT NEED TO TBE OUT AND GO TO WORK THEN STAY AT HOME >> 2200 PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED HERE WITH TOTAL CASES OF COVID-19 125,000 IN THE HOUSTON MAYOR THREATENING TO TEMPORARILY PULL LICENSES OF BUSINESSES ALLOWING TOO MANY CUSTOMERS AND NOT ENFORCING MASK REQUIREMENTS

>> WE WANT TO REALLY CRACKDOWN ON PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ADHERING TO THE RULES >> THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER REPORTS 94% OF THE ICU ICBEDS ARE FILLED THE DOCTOR OVERSEES MORE THAN A DOZEN EMERGENCY FACILITIES, ONE OF THE LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERSOU WHERE THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS HAVE TRIPLED SINCE MEMORIAL DAY >> FOR EMTHOSE OF US NOT ON THE FRONT LINES AND NOT ON THE HOSPITAL, HOW BAD IS IT? >> OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS IG THINGS HAVE CRESCENDOED AND THERE IS A MASSIVE UPTICK IN CASES >> FURTHER WEST TEXANS AGE 20 TO 29 H ARE MORE THAN HALF OF THE CASES INCLUDING TEXAS THAT UNIVERSITY STUDENT WHO RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE AFTER A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN

>> THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO YOUR ACTIONS AND IT SO HAPPENS THAT I GOT CORONA >> THE COMMUNITY SUFFERING AS WELL WITH KENT INFECTION RATES RISING >> WE ARE REALLY RUNNING CLOSE TO BEING AT CAPACITY >>> ACROSS THE SUNBELT, STATES ARE SHATTERING RECORDS S FROM FLORIDA WITH MORE THAN 5000 NEW TCASES IN A SINGLE DAY TO CALIFORNIA WITH OVER 7000 DISNEYLAND'S REOPENING IS NOW DELAYED NOT EVEN THE SCORCHING CENTER 110 DEGREE DESERT HEAT CAN SLOW THE VIRUS IN ARIZONA WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS SOARING

IR >> I WAS NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND I FELT INVINCIBLE >> HE WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID-19 EARLIER THIS MONTH AND HE THINKS HE GOT RMOIT AT A BAR >> I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION BUT I DID NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY FOR MYSELFLF >> WITH 88% OF ICU BEDS FULL, HEALTH EXPERTS ARE WORRIED >> THIS INCLUDES THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

>> THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOT WHEN YOU HIT THE WALL BUT IT IS NOW SO YOU CAN PREPARE >> SEARCHING CASES ARE DAUNTING OBSTACLES IN SOME CASES THE BUSINESSES HAD JUST OPENED OR>> COVID COULD MEAN LIFE OR DEATH FOR SOME PEOPLE AND I WILL DO THE BEST I CAN >> THEY WERE INITIALLY PLANNING TO LAUNCH THE NEWEST RESTAURANT IN AU MARCH INSTEAD THEY OPENED IN MAY WITH MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WHICH WOULD LIMIT CAPACITY TO 40%

>> I WORRY ABOUT BRINGING SOMETHING HOME TO MY HUSBAND AND IF WE GO DOWN, WE ARE THE FRONT-LINE BUT I CANNOT STAY AT HOME AND EXPECT MY EMPLOYEES TO BE HERE WITHOUT SUPPORT >> THEY DO ON OTHER RESTAURANTS WHO DID TAKE OFF OUT AND THEY ARE FARING BETTER BUT THE WORST PART IS DEALING WITH CUSTOMERS WHO DON'T WANT TO WEAR MASKS >>> FLORIDA WITH 5500 POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTS IN A SINGLE DAY MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN DYING HAVE BEEN 55 AND OLDER YOUNGER PEOPLE WHO FEEL THEY ARE IMMUNE ARE FINDING THEMSELVES SICK CORONAVIRUS -RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE PEOPLE AGE 25 TO 44 AND FLORIDA HEALTH STATISTICS

A SECOND TEENAGER IN FLORIDA HAS DIED FROM COVID-19 >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA IS RAPID TRANSMISSION IN THAT 18-34 AGE GROUP EC >> RESIDENCE IN ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, ARIZONA, NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA, UTAH AND TEXAS ARE TOLD IF THEY TRAVEL TO NEW YORK, NEW UAJERSEY OR CONNECTICUT THAT THEY SHOULD SELF QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS AND AS WE ALL KNOW THE EPICENTER HAD BEEN IN THAT TRI-STATE AREA AND THE CONCERN NOW IS THE PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST WILL TRAVEL INTO THE NEW YORK REGION AND CAUSE THE PROBLEM TO RESUME ALL OVER AGAIN >>> CALIFORNIA SETTING THE RECORD WITH MORE THAN 7000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY >> THE SITUATION ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAF , THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES UPPER EARLY

GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME >> OVER THE PAST WEEK, CALIFORNIA HAS AVERAGED ROUGHLY 5000 NEW CASES A DAY BUT IT IS ALSO THE FIRST THING THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ISSUE STATE HOW MORTARS , DID IYOU OPEN TO QUICKLY? >> WE JUST HAVE 425 NEW CASES HERE IN CALIFORNIA WE ARE SURROUNDED BY PLACES THAT DID OPEN TO QUICKLY THEY WERE EAGER WITH IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE I'M DEFINITELY WORRIED ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE, 40% OF THE NEW CASES ARE 18 TO 40-YEAR-OLDS AND WE MAY FEEL LIKE WE ARE DONE BUT COVID-19 — THE BEST LINE I'VE HEARD IS THIS IS LIKE PEOPLE CHEATING ON A DIET AND WONDERING WHY THEY ARE NOT LOSING WEIGHT

IN MANY COUNTIES THEY WOULD STOP WEARING MASKS AND STOP WASHING THEIR HANDS AND WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE HAVE SUDDENLY STOPPED DOING IT YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE BUT YOU CAN ALSO TAKE A LIFE WITH YOUR BEHAVIOR >> HEAVY SEMEN INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS ? >> SMALL WE HAVE SEEN A LITTLE BIT KICK UP BUT IT IS STILL WELL BELOW THE PEAK AND WE HAVE A LOT OF CAPACITY NOT TO GET TOO HYSTERICAL BUT IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

IS JUST AS DANGEROUS TODAY AS ONE OF THE REST >> IT PREYS ON OUR EXHAUSTION AND IT PREYS WHEN WE ARE DIVIDED ESPECIALLY WILL WITH FOLKS ARE PROTESTING AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET TESTED WE JUST DOUBLED OUR TESTING CAPACITY TO MAKE SURE WE CAN MEET THE DEMAND >>> TO THAT POINT RECENTLY HEALTH OFFICIALS IN YOUR COUNTY FOUND AT LEAST 1000 RESTAURANTS WARNED WERE NOT FOLLOWING SAFETY GUIDELINES SO HOW DO YOU PROTECT AGAINST THAT ONCE YOU DO FIND THIS RESTAURANTS AND HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THE ABILITY FOR FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW THE RULE

>> THEY WENT OVER 2000 RESTAURANTS AND I CALL IT THE THREE LETTER E YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE, ENCOURAGE AND IF FO NECESSARY, ENFORCE NO CITY HAS THE RESOURCES TO ENFORCE AN ACROSS-THE-BOARD IT'S KIND OF LIKE AN HONOR SYSTEM AND FOR FOLKS WHO RUN A BUSINESS, THEY KNOW IF WE RIDON'T GET IT RIGHT THEN BUSINESSES WILL BE CLOSED DOWN AGAIN AND IT SMWILL BE DEVASTATING I THINK WE KNOW HOW TO LIVE WITH COVID-19 S BUT LET'S EACH DO OUR PART

>> MR MAYOR, EARLIER YOU MENTIONED ABOUT TESTING AND THAT IS A MAJOR WEAPON BUT A NUMBER OF LA COUNTY SITES WERE EITHER ALL BOOKED UP OR CLOSED DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH TESTING TY FOR THIS LATEST SURGE? >> WE DO AND I'M VERY PROUD THAT LOS ANGELES WAS THE FIRST CITY TO OFFER TESTING WHETHER YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS ARE NOT WITHIN TWO DAYS WE WERE ABLE TO NEARLY DOUBLE THE CAPACITY TO ABOUT 17,000 TEST TODAY WE HAVE 90 SITES ACROSS THE COUNTY

THE LOS ANGELES CITY ONES WHICH WE ARE PAYING FOR OUT-OF- POCKET INCREASE BY 7000 IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL AND I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE IN LA TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AND GET A TEST >> WHY WERE THE SITES CLOSED? >> WE HAVE EXTRA CAPACITY AND ONE OF EACH ONE OF THEM SO THAT THERE IS DEFINITELY A TESTING SURGE THOUSANDS OF TESTS WERE NOT BEING USED BEFORE THAT AND WE COULD TRY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE BUT ALSO GO TO THE PRIMARY PROVIDERS YOU CAN GO TO THE CLINIC AND WE ARE FILLING IN AND ARE THE FIRST CITY IN AMERICA

AND ALSO PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS,UT MAKE SURE THERE'S NOT AN OUTBREAK WE ARE ABLE TO TURN ON A DIME WHEN WE SEE THERE IS MORE OR LESS DEMAND BUT INCREASINGLY I THINK D WE SHOULD HAVE HAD TESTING FROM THE BEGINNING AND IT IS BEGINNING TO ARISE >> AS A CONTINUES TO RISE, WHAT IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO CLOSE DOWN AND LOCKDOWN RESIDENCE AGAIN >> WE KNOW THAT IS NOT ONLY THE LAST RESORT BUT THE STRONGEST RESORT AND WE SEE IT DRAMATIC UPTICK SO FAR WE HAVE BEEN LOCKDOWN WITH NO DRAMATIC DEFICIT

WE HAVE A LOT OF BED CAPACITY AND THAT IS ONE OF THE ARROWS AND I SEE REMARKABLE GENEROSITY AND BEHAVIOR NEIGHBORS NOT WEARING A MASK KEEP YOUR DISTANCING AND I DON'T THINK WE 'L WILL HAVE TO GO THERE BUT THAT IS NOT A RED LIGHT YET LEADERS NEED TO REMIND PEOPLE HOW WE WERE ABLE TO SAVE LIVES BEFORE AND WE NEED TO KEEP DOING IT >> ANY INDICATIONS WHETHER THE RECENT PROTEST CAN ATTRIBUTED TO THE SPIKES? >> THEY WERE OUTDOORS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR SAID THERE'S PROBABLY SOME COLLECTION CONNECTION BUT LET'S JUST BE SAFE AS AN ORGANIZER I TALK TO WHEN AND SAID THE CROWD LOOKS BIGGER WHEN YOU'RE SIX FEET AWAY

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME UNLESS THEY HAVE ITO DO IT IN A WAY THAT COVID-19 WILL NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF >> YOU HAVE BEEN CRITICIZED BY THE POLICE UNION AND THAT EE ACTIVISTS ABOUT THE WAY YOU HAVE BEEN HANDLING THE PROTESTS WHAT ARE YOUR PRIORITIES? >> I RELISH THIS MOMENT AND IT IS NOT HOW WE WANTED IT TO ARRIVE BUT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT TO PUSH FORWARD I'M GLAD LOS ANGELES JOIN THE MOVEMENT FOR REALLOCATING RESOURCES BUT ALSO TO MAKE SURE HATHAT WE HAVE POLICE OFFICERS THAT ARE LIFTED UP FOR THE HEROISM THEY SHOW AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ANY THAT BREAK RULES

WE HAVE A FULL AGENDA ON JUNE 19, THE FIRST CHIEF RACIAL EQUITY OFFICER IN DISTRICT THEY WILL HAVE TO STEP UP AND LOOK AT HIRING AND POLICY AND ANALYZE WHAT THEY HAVE NOT OU SEEN BEFORE WE NEED TO MEASURE EVERYTHING THAT WE ARE HEDOING AND YOU WILL SEE IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS HERE LOS ANGELES, WE WILL BE INVESTING THEM BACK LIKE COMMUNITIESE IT'S ABOUT POLICING RIGHT NOW BUT IT HAS TO BE ABOUT HEALTHTW AND THE DISPARITY BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE WEALTH IN AMERICA IS IC THE CORE OF OUR ORIGINALIN AND I INTEND TO LEAVE THE MAP WE CANNOT MISS THIS MOMENT

AND THEIR IS RETHINKING AND RE-MEZZANINE WHAT EQUITY LOOKS LIKE >> THANKS, AGAIN FOR WAKING UP EARLY >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE AND THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

THEY ARE OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC AND NONE OF US IS AN EFFECT DID >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE >> IF HE GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPIDFIRE >> AND EVERETT NUMBER OF THINGS WE'RE DOING ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOUR- PERSON BUT STABILITY

>> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE TRAMPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS

>> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE ARE DIFFERENT BUT NOT OKAY TO FEEL LESS THAN >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HERE IN BRAZIL >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> WE ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THEY WILL BRING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT NOT THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, UNITED PEOPLE WITH THE UNITED FIRST >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> IN LOS ANGELES, CORONAVIRUS MAY HAVE CANCELED THE PRIDE CELEBRATION BUT THE STREETS WERE STILL PACKED WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IT WAS NOT A PARADE WITH FLOATS BUT RATHER A MARCH AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE BRINGING PRIDE BACK TO THE PROTEST ROOTS >> HERE WE ARE TODAY IN 2020, STILL GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING POLICE FEELING LIKE IT'S OKAY TO REALLY JUST BRUTALIZE PEOPLE >> THE FIRST PRIDE EVENT TOOK PLACE 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH AND IT WAS PROTEST MARCHES CREATED TO MARK THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE UPRISING OF % THE STONE WALL IN , A HISTORIC MOMENT IN 1969 WHERE POLICE RAIDED A POPULAR NEW YORK CITY BAR AND THE CROWD FOUGHT BACK

K >> IT'S THE % YOUNG PEOPLE AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY KNOW THE HISTORY >> THE REVEREND WAS THERE FOR THE UPRISING IN 1969 AND LAST YEAR RETURNED TO COMMEMORATE WHAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR SHE CANNOT HELP BUT THINK OF STONEWALL AS SHE WATCHES THE PROTEST IN THE E WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND I SPOKE WITH HER BY PHONE >> I BELIEVE THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE ONES THAT ARE GOING TO CARRY ON WHERE WE STARTED WE STARTED IT AND THEN THE YOUNGEST WILL FINISH IT

>> DAVID JOHN IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL BLACK JUSTICE COALITION, CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION AND HE SAID IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT REAL TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR WERE VITAL TO THE UPRISING INCLUDING MARSHA WHO WAS AN ICON IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY >> IT WAS THE POLICE ABUSING AND TAKING ADVANTAGE SO THE PRIDE PARADE GREW OUT OF A PROTEST THAT WAS A RESULT OF VIOLENCE AND WE HAD TO REMEMBER THAT THE THINGS THAT I THINK ARE OFTEN MISSED AND MOST PAINFUL IS THE PUBLIC PRIDE CELEBRATION THAT HAS NO CONNECTION TO INDIGENOUS, NATIVE, BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE MADE IT P POSSIBLE FOR THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS AND HOPEFUL %THAT GIVEN ALL OF THIS THAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING THAT WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CONNECTIONS >> THAT CONNECTION WAS CLEAR WHERE A GIANT MURAL PAINTED ON HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD SET ALL-BLACK LIVES MATTER

>> THE HISTORIC PROBLEM WE'VE HAD IN A%THIS COUNTRY WHERE BLACK TRANS BODIES ARE ERASED AND VOICES ARE LEFT OUT OF CONVERSATIONS YI >> WHAT SPARKED THE UPRISING 51 YEARS AGO IS THE SAME THING THAT SPARKED THE UPRISING THAT WE SEE RIGHT NOW IS A DISAPPOINTING OR WHAT GOES THROUGH YOUR MIND ? >> IT'S A REFLECTION OF HISTORY THERE ARE VERY FEW THINGS THAT DEFINE THE AND MORE SHOCKING IS THAT WE KNOW BETTER AND OFTEN IT FEELS LIKE WE CHOOSE TO NOT DO WHICH WE KNOW WE SHOULD DO THINKING AT SOME POINT ALL THE PROBLEMS WILL SIMPLY GO AWAY AND THEY DON'T >> HE TOOK PART IN THE STONEWALL UPRISING AND WAS 18 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME

>> T'ONE OF THE MEMORIES WAS WHEN WE FIRST BESTED IN AND HOLDING GUYS WE DID NOT EVEN KNOW UP AGAINST THE WALL >> THE DEFIANCE THAT NIGHT MADE US TELL POLICE THAT THIS IS OUR HOME AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO OBSTRUCT US >> THE PROGRESS WAS SLOW >> IN THE EARLY 70s HE STARTED INTERRUPTING LIVE TV BROADCASTS INCLUDING THE TODAY SHOW TO INCREASE VISIBILITY AND LAST YEAR HE WAS A WELCOMED GUEST ON TODAY

EV >> ANLYSORRY FOR TH INTERRUPTION AND I GSURE YOU WE DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS >> 100 ACTIVISTS AND TODAY WE ARE THE MILLIONS I THINK THE CAMPAIGN ADDED TO THE MOVEMENT HOW ELSE COULD YOU SAY WE ARE VISIBLE, I'M ON THE TODAY O'SHEA — SHOW TODAY >> CONGRATULATIONS VA>> NOT ONLY WAS I THERE BUT HE WAS SITTING ACROSS FROM ME

DID YOU EVER THINK THAT HE WOULD BE MARRIED TO CELEBRATE THE WORK HE HAD BEEN DONE >> THERE IS A LOT MORE WORK TO DO EC SHE CREATED FREE MOM HUGS, A GROUP THAT ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO CELEBRATE LGBTQ KIDS AND SHE HAS E SOME DON'T SO COUPLE YEARS AGO SHE POSTED THIS >> IF YOU NEED A MOM TO ATTEND YOUR SAME-SEX WEDDING BECAUSE YOUR MOM WON'T, CALL ME AND I'M THERE

>> WHEN YOU SAW ALL THOSE PEOPLE CHIME IN — >> IT WAS WONDERFUL >> I MET HER LAST YEAR WHEN SHE MET SAM A TRANS MAN >> SHE'S NOT ONLY SHOWING UP FOR US BUT SHE'S MY MOM >> THIS YEAR EVEN THOUGH WEDDINGS AND PRIDE CELEBRATIONS ARE ON HOLD, CUNNINGHAM REMAINS BUSY >> IF STRUGGLES THAT YOUR FORMER ORGANIZATION IS CALLED FREE MOM HUGS IN AN ERA WHEN WE REALLY CANNOT HUG

>> WE HAD A CATCHPHRASE EARLY ON IN THE MISSION IS GOING BEYOND THE HUG AND THAT IS WHERE WE PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, WE EQUIP THE CHAPTER LEADERS OF BEING PRESENT AND I DO BELIEVE WE WILL BE ABLE TO HUG AGAIN AND WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO DO THAT, IT WILL BE EVEN MORE PROFOUND >> A REMINDER THAT PRIDE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A PARTY OR PARADE BUT OF MOVEMENT DEEP IN HISTORY, A PROTEST STRIVING TO MAKE THE WORLD BETTER >>> WAR HEROES, SLAVEOWNERS, ARCHITECT OF THE GENOCIDE, ANDREW JACKSON HAS MANY NAMES TO MANY PEOPLE WHAT DID THE SEVENTH PRESIDENT DO THAT MAKES HIM SO CONTROVERSIAL THAT PROTESTERS ATTEMPTED TO TOPPLE HIS STATUE THIS WEEK? ANDREW JACKSON WAS A MILITARY FO MAN ENBEFORE PRESIDENT AND AS A GENERAL IN THE WAR R OF 1812 HE WAS PRAISED FOR LEAVING TROOPS TO VICTORY WHEN PS THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED SOON AFTER HE WAS APPOINTED GENERAL, HE BOUGHT A PLANTATION IN TENNESSEE AND NINE ENSLAVED AFRICAN AMERICANS AND WHEN HE DIED HE OWNED UP TO 150 PEOPLE

THE ANDREW JACKSON FOUNDATION THAT RUNS ICTHE FOUNDATION TODAY SAID SLAVERY WAS THE SOURCE OF HIS WEALTH AS WELL AND IT WAS ON THE BACKDROP THAT HE BUILT THE IDENTITY OF A POLITICIAN OF THE COMMON MAN HE FOCUSED ON ELIMINATING CORRUPTION AND STSTEFUL SPENDING AND SOUGHT TO CURB THE POWER OF THE SECOND BACK OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST THE ADVANCEMENT OF A FEW FOR THE EXPENSE MEOF MANY THE POLICIES HE CRAFTED TARGETED S, NATIVE AMERICANS AND IT SHOWED HIS PROMOTION OF THE COMMON MAN DID NOT INCLUDE EVERYONE THE INDIAN IMPROVEMENT ACT COERCED INDIANS TO GIVE UP THEIR HOMELAND IT WAS THE TRAIL OF TEARS WERE 100 TRIBAL PEOPLE — 100,000 TRIBAL PEOPLE WERE FORCED WEST OVER 20 YEARS AND AN ESTIMATED 4000 CHEROKEE PEOPLE, ONE FIFTH OF THE POPULATION DIED MARCHING AT GUNPOINT FROM GEORGIA TO OKLAHOMA

GHO ARTISTIC TRAILS HAVE COME UNDER SCRUTINY IN THE PAST DECADE >> THE ISSUE OF ANDREW JACKSON IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IT WAS FIRST UNVEILED IN 1953 EVERYBODY KNEW IT WAS BY AN AMERICAN SCULPTOR THINGS TO REMEMBER IS EVEN IF THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THEM HAS ONLY REACHED LY EVERYONE'S EARS WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF DECADES AND IT DOESN'T MEAN IT HAS NOT BEEN GOING ON THE ENTIRE TIME >> HIS IMAGE ON THE $20 BILL WAS REVISITED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WHICH PLAN TO REPLACE HIM WITH HARRIET TUBMAN IT WAS SUPPOSED TO TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR BUT WAS DELAYED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION >> TODAY I WILL BE VISITING THE HOME OF ANDREW JACKSON ON THE 250th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BOAT >> WHEN HE CAME IN, HE HAD THE RIGHT TO CHANGE WHICH WORKS OF ART WERE IN THE OVAL OFFICE

HE BROUGHT IN TWO PORTRAITS OF JACKSON AND ONE STILL HANGS INSIDE THAT ONE IS A BRONZE REPLICA OF THE STATUE >> THE PRESIDENT SELECTED JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA AS A LOCATION FOR HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH, NAMED AFTER ANDREW NVA N >>> SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCKING A REPUBLICAN POLICE REFORM BILL CR DEMOCRATS SAID IT DID NOT INCLUDE NL ALL — A BAN ON CHOKEHOLDS AND NO LSKNOCK WARRANTS AROUND THE COUNTRY CITIES AND STATES ARE OU HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HOW TO REFORM POLICE AVAB DEPARTMENTS AND THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF HAS ONE IDEA, PROMOTE MORE WOMEN SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON LET'S GET SOME PERSPECTIVE HOW MANY FEMALE OFFICERS ARE THERE COMPARED TO MEN? >> ONLY 12% OF LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE FEMALE AND THAT IS A NUMBER THAT HAS BEEN STAGNANT FOR MORE %THAN 25 YEARS WHEN WE LOOK AT LEADERSHIP, ONLY 35% OF OUR CHIEFS ARE FEMALES

>> I'M A WOMAN AND YOU'RE A WOMAN AND I THINK MOST WOMEN WOULD AGREE HERE THAT HAVING MORE WOMEN IN A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT POSITIONS WOULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE HOW WOULD HAVING MORE %FEMALE OFFICERS FIX SOME OF THE ISSUES WE'VE SEEN IN POLICE DEPARTMENTS SPECIFICALLY THE ISSUE OF PAPOLICE BRUTALITY? >> I BEEN LOOKING AT THE RESEARCH THERE IS 50 YEARS THAT SHOW WOMEN USE LESS FORCE AND ARE ACCUSED OF LESS FORCE — OF FORCE LESS THEY ARE RATED AS EFFECTIVE THERE IS A MASS BODY OF EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS THE EVIDENCE THAT POLICE DEPARTMENTS WITHIN IMPROVE IF YOU INCREASE WOMEN IN POLICING

>> THERE HAWILL BE PEOPLE THAT ARGUE AGAINST THIS WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IF SOMEONE BRINGS IN AMBER GUYGER, CONVICTED OF KILLING BOTHAM JEAN IN HIS OWN APARTMENT WHAT YOU SAY ABOUT CASES LIKE THAT? >> THAT'S WHY STICK CLOSELY TO THE RESEARCH AAND NOT MY OWN OPINION THE RESEARCH SHOWS THERE ARE POSITIVE OUTCOMES SHE DID KILL BOTHAM JEAN IN HIS APARTMENT AND HAS BEEN CONVICTED AND YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE WITH BUDDY JOE SHELBY

SHE KILLED AN UNARMED BLACK MAN AND WAS NOT CONVICTED IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA ON THE OTHER EXTREME YOU HAVE OTHER ANTIC JOKES WHERE THYOU HAVE A BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER AND IN 2006 SHE INTERVENED WHEN HER PARTNER WAS CHOKING A HANDCUFF SUSPECT AND HER PARTNER ASSAULTED HER AND THE OFFICERS THERE FILED COMPLAINTS AGAINST HER SHE WAS FIRED IN 2008 YET THE SAME OFFICER IN 2009 ASSAULTED FOUR JUVENILES AND IN 2016 HE WAS CONVICTED AND PLED GUILTY AND WAS ABLE TO KEEP HIS PENSION AND SHE DID NOT ANOTHER EXAMPLE DURING THE PROTEST WAS CRYSTAL SMITH IN FORT LAUDERDALE AND SHE INTERVENED WHEN HER PARTNER WAS USING EXCESSIVE FORCE AND SIMILAR HE TURNED AROUND AND SAID THAT HE WAS MAKING — SHE WAS MAKING HIM LOOK BAD I DON'T THINK SHE WILL SUFFER THE SAME CONSEQUENCES BUT YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT STATISTICALLY WHAT THE DATA SAYS AND WHTHE DATA SAYS WOMEN USE LESS FORCE THAN THEIR MAIL COUNTERPARTS

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW WE GET MORE WOMEN INVOLVED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND HOW SHOULD CITIES DO THAT AND IS IT SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL? >> I POSTED A FEW ARTICLES I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH RECENTLY AND I HAVE A GENTLEMAN COMMENT, HE IS A CAPTAIN AND SAYS THAT THEY GO TO THE POLICE Q ACADEMY BUT THEN THEY QUIT AND I TOLD HIM IF YOU NOTICE WOMEN ARE QUITTING, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS THAT BECAUSE THE STATISTICS SHOW WOMEN DO NOT QUICK AND ARE DISMISSED BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DI OR PROBLEMS AT THE FIREARM RANGE AND THINGS THAT CAN MEBE ADDRESSED WITH PROPER TRAINING BUT THEM MEN OARE THE ONES THAT ARE RESIGNING OR DISMISSED FOR ACADEMIC OR DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS DIOB SO IF SOMEONE NOTICES WOMEN ARE RESIGNING THEN HE HAS TO LOOK ATTH THE CULTURE WITHIN THE ACADEMY THAT HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CULTURE OF WHY WOULDN'T A WOMAN WANT A SECURE JOB WITH PENSION AND HEALTH BENEFITS AND THEY HAVE TO QUESTION IF THERE CULTURE MAKES WOMEN FEEL WELCOMED >> WHERE DO YOU STAND ON DEFUNDING POLICE? THERE'S A LOT OF TALK ABOUT REALLOCATING FUNDS AND DO YOU THINK THAT WOULD PREVENT DEPARTMENTS FROM HIRING MORE WOMEN? >> I WORK FOR THE CENTER FOR POLICE AND EQUITY AND WE BELIEVE IN MAKING POLICE DEPARTMENTS MORE EFFICIENT WE BE E TO CAREFUL WHEN WE % ARE TALKING ABOUT DEFUNDING POLICE BECAUSE THERE ARE CITIES WITH TRUE VIOLENCE PROBLEMS AND WE DON'T WANT TO WEMM LEAVE THE COMMUNITIES MORE VULNERABLE THAN THEY ALREADY ARE

BUT THERE ARE WAYS TO REALLOCATE WHAT POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE DOING I DON'T BELIEVE THAT POLICE OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPONDING TO MENTAL HEALTH SITUATIONS THERE ARE E PEOPLE MORE QUALIFIED THAN THAT MENTAL HEALTH EXPERTS CAN BE TEAMED UP WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER INSTEAD OF LOOKING AT IT AS A PUNITIVE MEASURE YOU CAN USE IT AS A WAY TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AND HANDOUT MASKS AND HAND OUT INFORMATION ON WHY MASKS PREVENT TRANSMISSION INFORMATION ON% WHY MASKS PREVENT TRANSMISSION

% TOO OFTEN WE LOOK AT THEM AS A% MANDATE T WHEN THEY'RE NOT M THE BEST SUITED SOCIAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE TO HANDLE THOSE CALLS THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT WHY IT COULD BE SO IMPORTANT IN LAW ENFORCEMENT I APPRECIATE IT >> MY PLEASURE, THANK YOU

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" LET'S GO TO ALEXA LIOTTO SHE'S FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM ALEXA, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TODAY? >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME

WE'RE STARTING OFF WITH AN UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS AROUND THE COUNTRY THE US SAW A ERUE RECORD NUMBER OF NEW ERCORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS YESTERDAY, MORE THAN 45,000 IN A SUNG %THE DAY

CERTAIN HOT SPOTS ARE GRAPPLING WITH HOW TO PURSUE THEIR REOPENING PLANS, INCLUDING TEXAS, FACING A NEW OUTBREAK TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS ER DOCTOR FROM HOUSTON >> WE DON'T HAVE ANY HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR ANY PATIENTS THAT HAVE COVID- 19 NOBODY HAS A BED ANYWHERE FROM GALVESTON TO CONRO TO BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY TAKE CARE OF A PATIENT >>> NOW SOME NEWS ON UNEMPLOYMENT

NEARLY 15 MILLION AMERICANS MEFILED FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK AS METHE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO RU HAMMER THE ECONOMY THAT'S FROM DAVID GURA IT IS WELL BELOW THE PEAK IN MARCH, AROUND 66 MILLION, STILL HIGHER THAN ANALYSTS EXPECTED

WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE CLOCKED IN AT ED OVER ONE MILLION FOR 14 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS >>> A NSNEW REPORT TO CONGRESS SHOWS $14 BILLION IN CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PAYMENTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO S VIHAD D DIED THAT'S FROM NBC'S RICH GARDELLA AND DARCHON CLARK THE REPORT SAYS THE TREASURY AND THE RYIRS USED PROCEDURES TO SEND OUT PAYMENTS, QUOTE, "WHICH DID QU NOT INCLUDE USING DEATH RECORDS AS A FACILITYER TO HALT PAYMENTS

" THE IRS AND TREASURY DEPARTMENT DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE COMMENT TO NBC NEWS >>> AND NOW, FROM NBC'S PETE WILLIAMS, A LEGAL VICTORY FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON P IMMIGRATION TODAY THE SUPREME COURT RULED ATTHAT ASYLUM SEEKERS WHOSE CLAIM WAS REJECTED IN INITIAL PROCEEDINGS CAN BE DEPORTED WITHOUT ABILITY TO OC CONTEST IN FEDERAL COURT THE DECISION AFFECTS TOUSANDS OF ASYLUM SEEKERS, AND ESSENTIALLY FAST-TRACKS DEPORTATIONS

NOW, IN THE DISSENTING OPINION, JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR WROTE THE RULING INCREASES DECISIONS AGAINST GOVERNING STATUTES AND TREATIES >>> LASTLY, THE DIXIE CHICKS HAVE DROPPED THE "DIXIE" FROM THEIR NAME, GOING BY THE CHICKS THE TERM "DIXIE" REFERS TO THE SOUTHERN STATES, PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT BELONG TO THE CONFEDERACY THEY ALSO RECOGNIZED A BAND IN O NEW ZEALAND ALSO CALLED THE CHICKS THAT ALLOWED THEM TO SHARE THEIR NAME THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR

WE'LL BE BACK LATER WITH SOME MORE UPDATES ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT, ALEXA THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> NEARLY 1 1/2 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK WHAT DOES THAT NUMBER? IT IS HIGHER THAN WE E ERWERE EXPECTING IT MEANS PEOPLE ARE STILL LOSING THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF L THIS PANDEMIC

WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE NEVER HIT THAT MILLION MARK BEFORE IC%THE END OF MARCH, AND NOW THEY JUST CAN'T SEEM TO FALL BELOW IT NBC NEWS SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE RUELL IS JOINING ME NOW THAT WEEKLY NUMBER DISAPPOINTING I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN ERWATCHING CONTINUING UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING PAID EVERY WEEK, NOT JUST NEW CLAIMS WHAT ARE YOU SEEING THERE? >> Reporter: HERE'S WHAT'S WORRYSOME FOR US

REMEMBER, THERE WAS THIS IDEA THAT WE ARTIFICIALLY SHUT DOWN OUR ECONOMY TO FACE THIS PANDEMIC BUT THEN WE'RE GOING TO TURN IT RIGHT BACK ON TURNING IT BACK SO ISN'T EASY THINK ABOUT REOPENING YOU HAVE HOT SPOTS IN TEXAS, G

WHERE YOU'RE SEEING BUSINESSES CLOSE ER AGAIN APPLE HAS CLOSED SOME OF %THEIR STORES YOU HAVE DISNEY, WITH MANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES SEEING EM A PETITION THEY DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING BACK TO WORK THE FACT WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE GO ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERY WEEK MEANS THAT SNAP BACK YOU THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET IS GOING T TO TAKE QUITE A BIT LONGER >> STEPH, YOU'VE BEEN TAKING A % LOOK AT PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS HOW MUCH — HOW RATHER ARE THOSE DIFFERENT FROM TYPICAL CLAIMS? WHAT ARE YOU SEEING THERE? >> OKAY THIS IS HUGELY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WHEN THE CARES ACT WAS SIGNED, THEY EXPANDED BENEFITS CHUCK SHUMMER CALLED IT BENEFITS ON STEROIDS THEY GAVE MORE MONEY FOR

A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME, THAT EXTRA $600 NOW, HERE'S THE ISSUE THAT RUNS OUT NEXT MONTH AND I CAN PROMISE YOU, THE ALMOST 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE ON UNEMPLOYMENT, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ALL GETTING BACK TO NEXT IN THE MONTH SO SOME SAY, "WELL, THIS PROGRAM ISN'T PERFECT, BUT IT'S A ROADBLOCK PROGRAM

WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT AREN'T WORKING AND SO MANY BUSINESSES STILL SHUT DOWN %KI SO THERE'S MORE AND MORE PRESSURE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR CONGRESS TO GET BACK TO THE TABLE AND FIGURE OUT ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE, BECAUSE WHEN THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT RUNS OUT, WHEN NTTHE PPT MONEY STARTS TO DWINDLE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND A LOT OF BUSINESSES IN SERIOUS NEED AND IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL REMEMBER, IT'S CONSUMER SPENDING THAT DRIVES AL, OUR ECONOMY AND IF YOU'VE GOT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE MONEY TO SPEND, THAT'S GOING TO HURT ALL LOVES OF BUSINESS

>> STEPH, LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT THAT EXTRA 600 A WEEK PEOPLE ARE GETTING FROM THE CARE ACT THAT IS SET TO RUN OUT JULY 1st ''USA TODAY" REPORTING THAT MAY NOT BE THE CASE DO WE KNOW 1s % WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? >> Reporter: WELL, THEY MAY EXTEND IT BUT THERE ARE ARGUMENTS OUT THERE THAT BECAUSE THIS UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT IS SO ROBUST, THERE ARE CERTAIN BUSINESSES SPECIFICALLY IN CERTAIN REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY, THAT HAVE STRUGGLED TO HIRE PEOPLE BACK, ED BECAUSE THEY'RE GETTING MORE EY FINANCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE OF THAT BENEFIT, AND FIT IT'S CAUSED SOME MORE REPUBLICAN ANWMAKERS TO SAY, "WELL, PEOPLE JUST DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK, BECAUSE THE UNEMPLOYMENT IS SO GOOD

" THAT IS A COMPLETELY OVER- USED STATEMENT THAT FOR THE MOST PART, TE ISN'T TRUE WE STILL DON'T HAVE CHILD CARE IN A UEBIG WAY WE STILL DON'T HAVE SCHOOLS OPEN SO IT'S EASY TO SAY PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO SIT ON UNEMPLOYMENT IT'S A VERY COMPLICATED SITUATION

AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE FEDERAL GUIDELINES ON SAFETY AND GO TO LIYOUR NL MAIN STREET WHEREVER YOU EE ARE, AND ASK THOSE SMALL BUSINESSES HOW MUCH INFORMATION THEY'RE GETTING FROM THE % GOVERNMENT, AND EACH ONE IS GOING TO TELL D YOU IT'S REALLY CONFUSING >> BIG PICTURE, WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SITUATION, WHAT DOES IT TELL US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AS E %A USECONO AND HOWEVER WE HAVE TO GO? >> ALISON, IT TELLS US THERE IS A LONG ROAD BACK

IT'S NOT THAT THERE ARE NO JOBS OUT THERE THERE ARE THE DEMAND HAS SHIFTED WE TALKED ABOUT H THIS BEFORE WE KNOW BIGGER BUSINESSES, BIG BOX STORES HAVE BEEN HIRING

YOU CAN LOOK AT CERTAIN INDUSTRIES, AND THEY ARE E HIRING REMEMBER, DEMAND MB SHIFTED SO FOR THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE TE OUT OF WORK — LET'S SAY THEY WORK IN RETAIL, AND THEY'RE GOING, "HOW AM I POSSIBLY GOING TO GET JOBS AGAIN? I JUST GOT LAID OFF F AT MACY'S" THE KEY FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN'T WORKING IS O TO THINK ABOUT, WHAT IS SKILL SET, NOT WHAT INDUSTRY YOU ARE IN, AND WRACK THAT SKILL SET WORK? PEOPLE WHO WORK IN CUSTOMER SERVICE, PEOPLE WHO ARE GOOD PROBLEM SELL VERSE, THERE ARE JOBS FOR BUSINESSES IF YOU'VE GOT THAT SE SKILL SET YOU HAVE TO THINK CREATIVELY

ALSO, IF YOU'RE ON UNEMPLOYMENT, WHICH AS I SAID, WE HAVE ALMOST 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE, THIS IS A TIME, IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE TRAINING PICK YOUR INDUSTRY THERE ARE ONLINE FREE TRAINING COURSES NOW MORE THAN WE'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE SO IF YOU HAVE

THIS TIME, TRY TO USE IT WISELY, BECAUSE WE'RE IN FOR A REALLY DIFFICULT ROAD, AND THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE A SNAP BACK OR AN IMMEDIATE ANSWER WE'VE GOT TO GET CREATIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE >> STEPH RUELL, THANKS SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> ARKANSAS SEEING A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES

HEALTH OFFICIALS THERE REPORTING NEARLY 700 NEW INFECTIONS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS ALISON BARBER JOINING ME NOW FROM OUTSIDE R A TYSON FOOD PLANT IN SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS ELLISON, THERE IS AND OUTBREAK TELL US ABOUT IT HOW BAD

IS IT? AND WHAT ARE YOU AN HEARING FROM PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE? >> HOSPITALIZATIONS STATEWIDE ARE THE HIGHEST THEY HIT A RECORD THIS WEEK IN NORTHWEST EK ARKANSAS, WHERE WE ARE, THEY'RE SEEING A E PRETTY SIGNIFICANT UPTICK IN TERMS OF CASES AND THE GOVERNOR AS WELL AS OTHER OFFICIALS HAVE SAID THEY BELIEVE PART OF THIS OVERALL UP TICK IS TIED TO THE PLANTS IN THIS AREA

TYSON FOODS IS ONE OF THEM, AND THEY SAY THEY HAVE TESTED EMPLOYEES NOW AT TEN OF THEIR FACILITIES, AND D OUT OF NEARLY 4,000 EMPLOYEES, 13% TESTED POSITIVE IN THOSE POSITIVE CASES, 95% WERE ASYMPTOMATIC IN THIS PLANT BEHIND ME, THEY HAD 200 PEOPLE TEST POSITIVE TYSON SAID THEY IMPLEMENTED SAFETY MEASURES AT ALL OF THEIR SUPLANTS

THEY HAVE PLASTIC DIVIDEERS UP ON THE PRODUCTION PROCESSING LINES THEY SAY THEY ARE GIVING PRHE EVERYONE MASKS THEY'RE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEM, EVEN GIVING SOME PEOPLE PLASTIC FACE SHIELDS IF THEY'RE A MORE OPEN AREA THEY ALSO SAY THEY'VE NOW ADDED PEOPLE ON THEIR FLOOR THAT THEY CALL SOCIAL- DISTANCING MONITORS TO MAKE SURE WORKERS ARE SO KEEPING SPACE BETWEEN EACH OTHER AS THEY AS ARE WORKING

WORKERS WE HAVE SPOKEN TO THAT WORK INSIDE THESE PROCESSING PLANTS, ESTHE TYSON FOOD CRESSING PLANTS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SAY WHAT TYSON IS DOING IS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH WE SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN WE AGREED TO NOT SHOW HER FACE, BECAUSE SHE SAID SHE WAS AFRAID THAT BY SPEAKING WAOUT TO US, SHE WOULD LOSE HER JOB SHE WORKS AT A TYSON FACTORY IN THIS AREA, AND ACTUALLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 HERSELF ONE OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS, WHO WORKS AT A DIFFERENT PLANT, NOT RUN BY TYSON, ANOTHER ONE IN THIS AREA, THEY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

D % COVID-19 , ,, , , >> HER FAMILY MEMBER HAD SURGERY BEFORE THEY RAN OUT OF VACATION TIME OFF, AND FELT LIKE THEY HAD TO CHOOSE, EITHER GO BACK TO WORK WHILE THEY NOTED THERE WAS SOME RISK JUST BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF COVID-19 AND THE WAY THAT WE'RE ALL HAVING TO LIVE RIGHT NOW WHEN THEY FELT LIKE THEY NEEDED TO GO BACK, BECAUSE IF THEY DIDN'T GO BACK, THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR JOB SO THEY DIDN'T REALLY HAVE A CHOICE

THE WORKERS WE'VE SPOKEN TO, WITH OTHER EMPLOYEES HERE, THEY SAY THEY WILL LIKE TYSON, GIVEN THE NUMBERS THEY'VE FOUND THROUGH THEIR OWN TESTING AND HOW MANY OF THE CASES WERE ASYMPTOMATIC, THAT THEY SHOULD SHUT DOWN THEIR PLANTS IN THIS AREA FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS, KEEP EVERYONE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER, AND DO SOME BIG EXTRA DEEP- CLEANING PROCESS ALISON? >> ,LLISON, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM OFFICIALS ABOUT THESE CALLS TO CLOSE DOWN PLANTS? IS THERE A CHANCE THAT COULD HAPPEN IF THEY DON'T GET THINGS BACK ON TRACK HERE? >> Reporter: YESTERDAY I ASKED THE GOVERNOR EXACTLY THAT I ASKED HIM IF HE FELT LIKE IT WAS SAFE TO KEEP THESE CRESSING PLANTS OPEN GIVEN THE NUMBERS THAT WE'RE SEEING NOW, AND AGAIN GIVEN HOW MANY OF THE CASES, HOW MANY OF THE PEOPLE, ACCORDING TO TYSON, WERE ASYMPTOMATIC HE TOLD ME THAT HE DID NOT THINK THEY NEEDED TO SHUT DOWN, AND THAT IT IS SAFE >> THE ANSWER IS YES, THEY SHOULD REMAIN OPEN

THEY ARE A VITAL PART OF OUR TOO MUCH, NOT JUST IN ARKANSAS, BUT ACROSS THE NATION AND THEY HAVE GONE TO VERY EXTRAORDINARY LINKS TO DO TESTING, TO DO THEIR OWN TRACING AS NEEDED, AND TO PUT THEIR FACILITY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS >> SO OF THE THREE MAJOR MEAT PROCESSING COMPANIES IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AS FAR AS WE KNOW TYSON FOODS IS THE ONLY COMPANY TO DO LARGE ON-SITE TESTING THAT TESTING, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY WERE TESTED AT WORK

THESE OTHER COMPANIES, THEY SAY, IF AN EMPLOYEE WANTS TO GO GET A COVID TEST ON THEIR OWN, THAT THEY'LL WAIVE AND COVER SOME OF THE OUT-OF- POCKET COSTS, AND SOME OF THE TRANSPORTATION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH GOING TO GET THE TESTS, BUT THE WORKERS WE'VE SPOKEN TO, THEY SAID THEY WILL LIKE THE COMPANY ITSELF SHOULD BE DOING THESE TYPE OF LARGE-SCALE TESTS ON THE SITE AT LEAST ONCE OR EVERY OTHER WEEK >> WE SEE YOU THERE WEARING A MASK ARKANSAS REJECTED CALLS TO WEAR MASKS SOME TOWNS AND CITIES ARE TAKING THEIR OWN MEASURES TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHAT KINDS OF THINGS ARE THEY DOING? >> YEAH

SO THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE DECIDED TO PASS THEIR OWN ORDINANCE MANDATING MASKS ONE THING THEY'VE DONE IS NOT ONLY ARE THEY TELLING PEOPLE YOU MUST WEAR A MASK IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO INTO BUSINESS, OUT TO PUBLIC THEY ALSO SET ASIDE — I THINK IT WAS $20,000 SO THE GOVERNMENT COULD PAY FOR AROUND 37,000 DISPOSABLE MASKS AND ACTUALLY PROVIDE THOSE TO BUSINESSES THEY SAY THAT BUSINESSES CAN'T JUST TELL PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO COME IN WITH A MASK, THAT THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM TO CUSTOMERS AS WELL SO EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK IF THEY ENTER THEIR ESTABLISHMENT WE'VE BEEN IN FAYETTEVILLE THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, AND EVERY BUSINESS WE'VE BEEN INTO, EVERYONE IS WEARING MASKS

WE'RE ALSO SEEING BOXES, GLOVES, HAND SANITIZERS, BOXES OF MASKS SO CUSTOMERS CAN GET ONE FREE OF CHARGE WHEN THEY WALK INTO THE BUILDING ALISON? >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS PAUSING THE STATE'S REOPENING PLAN AND ORDERING SOME HOSPITALS TO CANCEL ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO FREE UP SPACE FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAM BROKE SPOKE WITH A DOCTOR IN HOUSTON ABOUT THE SPIKE IN CASES >> IF THIS SITUATIONS ESCALATES IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, GET USED TO IT

>> YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT REALLY, IN A MATTER OF A FEW WEEKS, WITH THE OPENING OF SOCIETY, WE STARTED TO SEE THE NUMBERS RISE FIRST, THERE WAS JUST A TRICKLE OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS, THINGS HAVE SHOT UP EXPONENTIALLY WE THINK THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FACTORS

AS WE REOPEN SOCIETY, I THINK A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITIES FELT WE TURNED THE PAGE ON CORONAVIRUS, AND THAT WE HAVE REALLY MAYBE MOVED PAST THIS UNFORTUNATELY, THAT REALLY WASN'T THE CASE NOW PEOPLE ARE AROUND AND ABOUT THEY'RE AT RESTAURANTS THEY'RE AT DIFFERENT MALLS, SHOPPING VENUES

IF YOU GO TO THE BEACH, THERE ARE MANY PICTURES WHERE IT'S CROWDED WE DID NOTICE A LOT OF FOLKS NOT WEARING MASKS, FOLKS NOT REALLY SOCIALLY DISTANCING AND ONE OF THE MORE WORRYSOME TRENDS IS CONGREGATING IN SOME LARGER GROUPS I THINK, WHEN THOSE THINGS HAPPEN, IT'S ONLY INEVITABLE THAT PEOPLE WILL BE AFFECTED >> HOW IS IT POSSIBLE, AT A PLACE LIKE HOUSTON — YOU SAID IT — THE LARGEST MEDICAL CENTER IN THE WORLD

HOW ARE YOU GUYS RUNNING OUT OF HOSPITAL BEDS? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK, FOR US, WE'RE TAKING A VERY MEASURED AND CAUTIOUS APPROACH WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT LESSONS THAT WE'VE LEARNED UNFORTUNATELY, THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS PANDEMIC, IN THE LAST 12 OR 16 WEEKS ONE OF OUR STATE MISSIONS IS WE REMAIN — HOUSTON BEING A SAFE FACILITY, A FACILITY WE CAN TREAT PATIENTS 24/7 AND WITHIN OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEM WE WILL ALSO MAKE SURE WE CAN TREAT BOTH COVID PATIENTS AND NONCOVID PATIENTS

WE'VE TAKEN STEPS TO INCREASE OUR CAPACITY BOTH ON THE FLOORS, IN THE ICUS WE'VE ALSO TAKEN STEPS TO MAKE PATIENTS KIND OF PROCESS THROUGH OUR ER IN A LITTLE BIT OF A FASTER MANNER OR FASTER FASHION >> IS THIS THE WORST CRISIS YOU'VE SEEN IN YOUR TIME? >> I THINK BY FAR THIS HAS BEEN A CONCERNING HEALTH CARE CRISIS, BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG WE STARTED LEARNING ABOUT THIS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH

HERE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE, AND WE'RE KIND OF REALLY IN A SECOND WAVE WHAT'S TROUBLING TO US WITH PHYSICIANS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, IF THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REOPEN, OUR CONCERN IS IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN OTHER AREAS >>> COVID-19 CASES IN THE US MIGHT BE 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN WHAT'S BEEN REPORTED

THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE CDC BASED ON BLOOD SAMPLES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR EVERY CONFIRMED CASE, THEY HAVE FOUND TENNESSEE MORE PEOPLE WITH ANTI-BODIES THAT UPDATE FROM THE CDC WOULD PUT THE TRUE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE COUNTRY OVER20 MILLION WHAT DO THOSE NUMBERS TELL US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE WITH THE PANDEMIC IN THE US

? >> WELL, IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT THE COUNTS GET THAT HIGH WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT NOW IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE TESTING FIASCO THAT WE HAD WHEN THIS FIRST KICKED OFF THAT'S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE WERE STRESSING HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS WE HAD A BETTER TESTING REGIME NOW, SIX MONTHS LATER, WE HAVE NO GOOD IDEA FOR HOW WIDESPREAD THIS IS >>> TEXAS, FLORIDA, ARIZONA, THEY ARE ALL FACING A SHORTAGE OF ICU BEDS

WHAT DO THESE STATES NEED TO DO TO KEEP HOSPITALIZATIONINGS FROM GETTING WORSE AND ARE THERE LESSONS TO LEARN FROM STATES LIKE NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY THAT HAVE MANAGED TO GET THEIR ICUS UNDER CONTROL AFTER BEING ABSOLUTELY INUNDATED? >> ABSOLUTELY I THINK ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE CAN DO IN THIS SITUATION IS MOVE FROM A POSITION WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO REACT TO THE VIRUS TO A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE PROACTIVELY PLANNING FOR MUCH GREATER SPREAD IF I WAS THE GOVERNOR IN ONE OF THOSE STATES, WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND IS THAT THEY LOOK TO THE LESSONS WE CAN TAKE FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND DO A COUPLE OF THINGS THE FIRST THING THEY NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PROCESS FOR EMERGENCY INTER-STATE CREDENTIALS OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THOSE FOLKS CAN DO IS MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PIPELINE TO DO THAT, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO SEE THESE CASES CONTINUE TO GO UP OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THE SECOND THING WE NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE SUPPLY LINES ARE INTACT, BECAUSE THE NEED FOR THOSE MATERIALS IS ABOUT TO SKYROCKET DRAMATICALLY IN ALL THREE OF THOSE STATES THE THIRD THING THEY NEED TO DO IS DOUBLE-CHECK THEIR LOGISTICS SUPPLY LINE, BECAUSE WE MAY BE IN A SCENARIO WHERE WE'RE NOT JUST TRYING TO SURGE MATERIAL INTO ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY WE MAY BE IN A POSITION WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO SURGE THESE MATERIALS INTO THE SOUTHWEST, INTO TEXAS, AND FLORIDA AT THE SAME TIME WE NEED TO BE PLANNING FOR THAT NOW

>> WE'VE BEEN HEARING THE DEATH RATE IS LAGGING BEHIND THE SURGE IN CASES THAT WE'RE SEEING WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN? >> IT'S A GREAT QUESTION THIS IS WHY, I THINK, SO MANY OF US LOOK AT THE CURVES IN THESE STATES WITH SO MUCH CONCERN THE AVERAGE TIME TO HOSPITALIZATION IS ABOUT SEVEN TO TEN DAYS THAT MEANS FROM THE TIME SOMEBODY IS SICK AND STARTS TO SHOW SYMPTOMS, THEY DON'T GET HOSPITALIZED FOR A WEEK AFTER THAT? OF THAT GROUP, A CERTAIN AMOUNT ARE GOING TO REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION

THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN UNTIL DAY 10 TO 14 AND THEN, SUBSEQUENTLY, FROM DAY 14 TO 21 IS WHERE WE TYPICALLY START TO SEE THE FIRST RISE IN FATALITIES SO WHAT'S CONCERNING ABOUT THIS, AND WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS ALL OF THESE CASE COUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISING IN THOSE STATES ARE ABOUT TO COME DUE IN THE NEXT 10 TO 14 DAYS THIS IS WHEN THE FATALITY NUMBERS ARE GOING TO START TO CLIMB >> DR

RAMIREZ, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US I APPRECIATE IT >> THANK YOU >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW

" >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMINWORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> SHANNON, THE PRESIDENT RETURNING TO A VERY DIFFERENT WISCONSIN TODAY

BACK IN JANUARY, WHEN HE HAD A MASSIVE RALLY, THE UNEMPLOYMENT PRACTICALLY QUADRUPLING TO 12% WHAT'S HE DOING TO TRY TO SHORE UP SUPPORT AND GAIN SOME GROUND ON BIDEN? >> WE SAW IT BASICALLY IN ARIZONA THE OTHER DAY HE'S VISITING A NAVY SHIPYARD, AND ATTEMPT TO PORTRAY TRUMP AS A PRESIDENT HARD AT WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THERE ARE TWO AREAS HE IS STRONG ON, THE MILITARY AND THE ECONOMY BUT SO OFTEN, THE MESSAGE THAT HIS ADVISERS AND WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE TRY TO PORTRAY WITH THESE SWING STATES GETS OVERWHELMED WITH THESE CONTROVERSIES OF THE DAY, EITHER SELF-CREATED OR OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL, AND OF COURSE, AS HE IS MAKING THIS DECISION, SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS FOCUSED ON CORONAVIRUS, PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH, THEIR SAFETY, WONDERING WHEN THEIR KIDS ARE GOING TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO WITH THEIR CHILDREN OVER THE SUMMER

SO THE PRESIDENT IS FOCUSED ON THINGS LIKE, YOU KNOW, INCREASING THE SIZE OF THE MILITARY AND THE ECONOMY, ARE GOING TO SEEM OUT OF TOUCH WITH A LOT OF VOTERS WHO HAVE THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY AND SECURITY ON THEIR MIND >> YEAH >> SHANNON, A "NEW YORK TIMES" SIENNA POLL SHOWS JOE BIDEN HAS A 9- POINT ADVANTAGE ACROSS SIX KEY STATES WHAT IS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT THESE NUMBERS? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, THEY SAID, IN A STATEMENT WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY A NUMBER OF TIMES, WHICH IS TO DISREGARD THE POLL NUMBERS

THEY DON'T BELIEVE THESE POLLS THEY BELIEVE THE POLLS ARE — THE PUBLIC POLLS AT LEAST ARE BIASED AND SLANTED AGAINST THEM BY NOT HAVING ENOUGH REPUBLICANS IN THERE, AND BY LOOKING AT WHAT IS LIKELY VOTERS VERSUS REGISTERED VOTERS NOW, THE CAMPAIGN ADVISERS ARE THE PRESIDENT'S OUTSIDE ALLIES THEY HAVE SAID FOR AWHILE, WHEN YOU SEE A POLL WITH A PRESIDENT DOWN A FEW POINTS, MAYBE 3, 4 POINTS, THEY DON'T GET TOO WORRIED BECAUSE OF THE MARGIN OF ERROR IF YOU BELIEVE POLLS MISS THESE HIDDEN TRUMP SUPPORTERS, THE SAME PEOPLE THEY MISSED IN 2016 WHO MAYBE HAVEN'T VOTED IN A LONG TIME, BUT ARE MOTIVATED TO COME OUT AND VOTE FOR TRUMP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS

WHEN YOU START SEEING POLLS DOWN 8, 10, IN ONE RECENT CASE, 14 POINTS, THAT IS WHEN YOU'RE OUTSIDE OF THIS BODY OF VOTERS THAT COULD GET MISSED BY POLLS OR A BIAS IN THE POLLS THESE NUMBERS REALLY ARE SHOWING A CLEAR TREND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN FAVOR OF BIDEN THE STRATEGY HASN'T SHIFTED MUCH IT IS MOSTLY A HOPE THAT THE ECONOMY WILL TURN AROUND, AND THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO CHARACTER CAW PICTURE BIDEN IN AN UNFAVORABLE WAY THAT WILL OVERCOME SOME OF THE DEFICIT VOTERS SEE IN TRUMP AND MAKE THIS MORE OF A CHOICE BETWEEN TRUMP AND BIDEN RATHER THAN A REFERENDUM ON TRUMP, WHICH IS WHERE IT STANDS NOW , ,, , >> STATES CONTINUE WITH THEIR PLAN, GIVEN THE NUMBER OF CASES WE SEE

WHAT HAPPENED IN JULY WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT AND A LOT OF THESE PPP LOANS, BENEFITS ARE TO RUN OUT ARE WE GOING TO SEE MORE STIMULUS FROM CONGRESS? ? THERE'S BEEN A SHAKE UP IN THE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS OFFICE, WHICH IS SORT OF THE CONNECTOR BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS SO IF CONGRESS DOESN'T GET THROUGH WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE THINKS WE NEED TO SEE BEFORE THE ELECTION TO SORT OF KEEP THE ECONOMIC MOMENTUM THAT SEEMS TO BE OUT THERE NOW, GOING AND THE PRESIDENT HASN'T REALLY TALKED ABOUT A PLAN FOR WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO BE HERE

HE'S MORE FOCUSED ON SAYING THE ECONOMY IS COMING BACK, AND THERE IS A VOTE IS GOING TO KEEP MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION >> YEAH AND I THINK THAT'S A BIG QUESTION PEOPLE STILL HAVE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO, HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE A LITTLE UNNERVING TO SEE A REVOLVING DOOR THERE SHANNON, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> SHOULD WASHINGTON, DC BECOME A STATE? TOMORROW THE HOUSE IS VOTING ON A STATEHOOD BILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1993 PRESIDENT TRUMP REIGNITED THIS DEBATE WHEN HE SENT THE NATIONAL GUARD TO CONTROL POLICE BRUTALITY PROTEST IN DC

DC IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION WHERE THE PRESIDENT HAS AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONAL GUARD INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNOR MSNBC ANDREW MITCHELL REPORTS >> Reporter: IT'S THE CITY WHERE FEDERAL FORCES FEARED PROTESTERS ACROSS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WITH CHEMICAL GAS SO THE PRESIDENT COULD CROSS THE PARK TO A PHOTO OP

WHILE A MILITARY HELICOPTER SWOOPED DOWN OVERSTREETS TO CHASE DEMONSTRATORS SEEMED MORE SUITABLE FOR FALLUJAH THAN DOWNTOWN DC THE CITY'S MAYOR COULD NOT STOP ANY OF THAT, BECAUSE UNLIKE 50 STATES AND THE US

TERRITORIES, WASHINGTON IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION WHERE THE NATIONAL GUARD ANSWERS TO THE PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF TO THE GOVERNOR >> TO HAVE TWO SENATORS TO SPEAK FOR US AND A MEMBER IN CONGRESS, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE BORDERS AREN'T BREECHED BY THE GOVERNMENT >> THE CAPITAL CITY HAS 702,000 RESIDENTS, MORE THAN VERMONT OR WYOMING PEOPLE HERE PAY MORE TAXES THAN 22 STATES WHAT THE DISTRICT DOES NOT HAVE IS A VOTE IN CONGRESS

NOT SINCE A LAW PASSED IN 1801 WHEN THOMAS JEFFERSON WAS PRESIDENT WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO NEVER BE ABLE TO VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE FOR ONE OF YOUR BILLS? >> THE CITY IS NOT FULLY RESPECTED DESPITE PAYING THE HIGHEST FEDERAL INCOME TAXES PER CAPITA IN THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: ELENOR HOLMES, BORN 83 YEARS AGO, THE GREAT- GRANDDAUGHTER OF RICHARD HOLMES, WHO ESCAPED FROM A VIRGINIA SLAVE MASTER TO FIND WORK IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL >> RICHARD HOLMES MADE IT TO FREEDOM, BUT HE DID NOT MAKE IT TO EQUALITY, NOR HAVE THOSE IN HIS LINEAGE YET MADE IT TO EQUALITY THAT'S WHY WE NEED — I THINK PERSONALLY SAFEGUARDS

>> Reporter: DC RESIDENTS HAVE NO SAY ON CONFIRMING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES OR CABINET MEMBERS OR OTHER OFFICIALS CONGRESS HASN'T EVERYONE DEBATED STATEHOOD SINCE 1993 WHEN IT LOST >> THIS DEPRIVATION OF STATEHOOD IS UNJUST

>> Reporter: DESPITE STRONG SUPPORT NOW IN THE HOUSE, MOST SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL OPPOSED >> I DON'T THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE MANY IN THE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE FOR THAT >> I THINK OUR FOUNDING OFFICERS WERE CORRECT IN THE FIRST PLACE >> Reporter: FRIDAY'S DEBATE WILL GIVE WASHINGTON A CHANCE TO PROTEST AGAINST TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, A PRINCIPLE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SETTLED BY THOSE FOUNDERS MORE THAN 200 YEARS AGO >>> MSNBC ANCHOR ANDREW MITCHELL JOINS US NOW

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US HERE ON "NEWS NOW" WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT WANT TO MAKE DC A STATE

WHY, AND WILL THAT LIKELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE VOTE? >> Reporter: INDEED THE VOTE IS GOING TO BE OVERWHELMING IN THE HOUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE MORE HOUSE MEMBERS SPONSORING THIS THAN THEY NEED TO PASS IT MITCH McCONNELL WILL NOT PASS NIT THE SENATE RIGHT NOW, IT'S REPUBLICAN POLITICS, BECAUSE D

C IS PREDOMINANTLY DEMOCRATIC IF THEY DO BECOME A STATE, THERE WOULD BE TWO MORE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS, MOST LIKELY IT USED TO BE IRONICALLY THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSED IT, BECAUSE THAT, DC

WAS REALLY PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN AMERICAN NOW IT IS ABOUT 50/50, MAJORITY BLACK, NOW MUCH CLOSER, STILL MORE EVENLY DIVIDE IT'S ALL ABOUT POLITICS IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT SYMBOLICALLY

>> HOW DO CONSTITUENTS IN DC FEEL? IS THERE SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR STATEHOOD AMONG RESIDENTS THERE? >> Reporter: THERE SURE IS OUR LICENSE PLATES SAY TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION THERE'S SO MUCH ISSUES THAT WE CAN'T VOTE ON THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE REPRESENTING US

ALEXANDRA NORTON IS ICONIC SHE'S BEEN A DELEGATE FOR SUCH A LONG TIME SHE MARCHED WITH DR KING SHE'S VERY, VERY POPULAR

BUT SHE CANNOT VOTE AND THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE YEAH, THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR IT IT'S NOT GOING TO GET TO THE SENATE, EVER BE APPROVED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP THE HOPE NOW IS THAT, WITH A BIG VOTE, IT WILL AT LEAST GIVE IT A LOT MORE WEIGHT, LET'S SAY, AND IF JOE BIDEN IS ELECTED AND IF THE SENATE WERE DETERRED, THEN THERE WOULD BE A REAL CHANCE FOR IT

IT WOULD BE SUCH A MAJOR CHANGE >> YEAH IS THAT WHAT PROPONENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS VOTE TOMORROW, THAT MAYBE IT WILL JUST SHINE A LIGHT ON IT ONCE AGAIN, AND HOPEFULLY, IF NOT TOMORROW, THIS WILL BE SOMETHING THAT MAY COME UP AGAIN SOON? > >> Reporter: YEAH IT REALLY GOT A LOT OF LEFT, A LOT OF FOCUS, BECAUSE ON THAT DAY, THREE WEEKS AGO, WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS MARCHING THROUGH LAFAYETTE SQUARE AND THE SQUARE WAS CLEARED, IT WAS A PEACEFUL PROTEST BY ALL ACCOUNTS FROM THE GROUND

BUT THERE WAS GAS USED, THOUGH THERE WAS AN INITIAL DENIAL THEY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THAT MILITARY SHOW OF VOICE THE NATIONAL GUARD DISPLAYED IN FRONT OF THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL, IT SHOCKED PEOPLE TO DISCOVER THE MAYOR HAD NO CONTROL OVER THE NATIONAL GUARD, BECAUSE DC IS NOT A STATE, AND SHE'S NOT A GOVERNOR, AND THE PRESIDENT'S THREAT TO USE THE 82nd AIRBORNE, THEY WERE ARRAYED AND MOBILIZED AROUND THE CITY, NOT ACTIVATED, NOT DEPLOYED, BECAUSE HE DIDN'T BACK THEM

HE COULD HAVE HAD THE 82nd AIRBORNE IN HERE, AND THERE WAS A LOT OF RESENTMENT TO THAT >> ANDREW MITCHELL, IT IS SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU ON "NEWS NOW" HOPE YOU COME BACK AND DO IT AGAIN SOON THANK YOU >>> HOUSE LAWMAKERS VOTING TODAY ON A SWEEPING POLICE REFORM BILL, BACKED BY THE DEMOCRATS >> TODAY WE ARE STABBING HERE FOR JUSTICE AS WE BRING FORWARD THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE AND POLICING ACT EXACTLY ONE MONTH AGO, GEORGE FLOYD SPOKE HIS FINAL WORDS, "I CAN'T BREATHE," AND CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY >>> "NBC NEWS" CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT LEANN CALDWELL JOINING ME FROM CAPITOL IT BANS CHOKEHOLDS

IT GOES FURTHER FROM THE REPUBLICAN BILL BLOCKED IN THE SENATE WHAT ELSE IS IN HERE? >> ALISON, THAT'S RIGHT >> IT GOES A LOT FURTHER THAN THE REPUBLICAN BILL THAT WAS BLOCKED IN THE SENATE HERE'S WHAT THIS BILL DOES, IS A REMINDER

IT BANS CHOKEHOLDS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN BILL DOES IS TRY TO INCENTIVIZE THE BANNING OF CHOKEHOLDS BY WITHHOLDING FEDERAL FUNDS IT ALSO ENDS — THE DEMOCRATIC BILL ENDS THIS IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, WHICH IS THE ABILITY TO SUE POLICE OFFICERS AND HOLD THEM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE IF SOMEONE DIES IN THEIR CUSTODY THE DEMOCRATIC BILL ENDS THAT THE REPUBLICAN BILL DOES NOT EVEN TOUCH IT

THE DEMOCRATIC BILL ALSO CREATES A NATIONAL REGISTRY OF POLICE MISCONDUCT, THE WAY THE REPUBLICAN BILL DEALS WITH IT IS THAT LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS KEEP TRACK AND HAVE TO UPDATE POLICE MISCONDUCT, AND THEN THEY CAN SHARE IT WITH OTHER LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WHEN ASKED TO DO SO SO THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE THERE NO-KNOCK WARRANTS, THAT'S A BIG THING THAT IS DIFFERENT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL COMPLETELY BANALS NO-KNOCK WARRANTS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN BILL DOES IS IT JUST COLLECTS DATA AND STUDIES THE ISSUE

IT DOESN'T TOUCH THAT ISSUE OF TRYING TO CONTROL THAT AT ALL SO THERE ARE SOME BIG, BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN BILL AND THE DEMOCRATIC BILL THAT'S WHY DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING IN THE SENATE IT IS SOMETHING THEY COULD NOT EVEN BEGIN TO SUPPORT, THAT IT'S JUST A BAD STARTING PLACE FOR NEGOTIATIONS, ALISON >> CLEAN THAT, HOW ARE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE RESPONDING TO THIS BILL HERE? >> YEAH SO IN THE HOUSE, THAT'S WHERE THE LEGISLATION IS TODAY

IT'S EXPECTED TO PASS DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN CHAMPIONING THIS BILL ALL DAY LONG WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE HOUSE IS IT'S GOING TO BE A MOSTLY PARTY-LINE VOTE I'M TOLD BY A SENIOR REPUBLICAN AIDE THAT THEY WILL LOSE A FEW REPUBLICAN VOTES ON THIS PIECE — ON THIS LEGISLATION, BUT, QUOTE, "NOT MANY" WE JUST GOT, YOU KNOW, ONE REPUBLICAN SPEAKING ON THE HOUSE FLOOR

WILL MORRIS IS THE ONLY REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE HE IS NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION HE SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL HE SAID THEY ARE MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE LEGISLATION THAT COULD BECOME LAW SO HE CAN'T SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL IT IS GOING TO BE A PARTISAN VOTE

>> LEANN, DO WE KNOW WHEN THAT VOTE IS EXPECTED, AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES — I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS — BUT OF TODAY'S HOUSE BILL PASSING IN THE SENATE? >> YEAH IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THE HOUSE IS GOING TO VOTE ON IT TONIGHT AND I'M TALKING TO SOURCES IN THE SENATE, AND IF THEY MISSED ANY OF THE BIPARTISAN DISCUSSIONS OR TALKS THAT HAVE BEGUN BETWEEN SENATOR TIM SCOTT OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS A REPUBLICAN SENATOR COREY BOOKER AND KAMALA HARRIS I'M TOLD TODAY THAT ANY SORT OF FORMAL OR ACCELERATED CONVERSATION HAS NOT BEGUN

I CAUGHT UP WITH SENATOR SCOTT IN THE HALLWAY JUST A LITTLE BIT AGO, AND HE SOUNDED EXTREMELY DEFEATED HE SAID THAT HE'S WILLING TO TRY TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT HE THINKS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE ACTING IN A POLITICAL NATURE HE TOLD ME THAT, QUOTE, "THEY ARE PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME OF POLITICS," HOPING PERHAPS TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER WHERE THEY COULD GET SOMETHING BETTER AND HE CALLS IT DANGEROUS

HE THINKS THAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT OPERATING IN GOOD FAITH AND THAT JUST SHOWS THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN SAYING SO TRUST ON CAPITOL HILL ON THIS ISSUED DESPITE THE PUBLIC PRESSURE TO DO SO IS VERY LOW >> LEANN, IT'S INCREDIBLE

IT ALMOST FEELS LIKE THE DEMOCRATS REACTION TO REPUBLICANS AND REPUBLICANS REACTION TO THE DEMOCRATS, ALMOST GIVING THE SAME ANSWERS THEY KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT, BUT THERE JUST SEEMS TO BE THIS INCREDIBLE DISCONNECT >> THERE ABSOLUTELY IS, AND, YOU KNOW, I ALSO CAUGHT UP WITH SPEAKER PELOSI IN THE HALLWAY, BECAUSE LAST WEEK HE INDICATED HE WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF GOING TO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE WITH THE SENATE THAT MEANS THAT THEY EACH HAVE THEIR OWN HOUSE THEY COME

SHE SAID THAT WAS A PROCESS SHE WOULD SUPPORT TODAY I ASKED HER IF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS MADE A MISTAKE BY BLOCKING THIS REPUBLICAN BILL BY EVEN BEING ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE BILL ON THE SENATE SHE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT SHE'S VERY PROUD OF DEMOCRATS FOR STANDING UP AND DOING WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND SHE BLAMES THE MEDIA

SHE BLAMES US FOR GIVING REPUBLICANS TOO MUCH CORRECT FOR WHAT SHE SAYS PUTTING OUT A BAD BILL AND SO, IF ANYTHING IS TO HAPPEN, THE EARLIEST IS TO HAPPEN AT THE END OF JULY >> IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE WE'RE GETTING VERY FAR ON POLICE REFORM >> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN BACK ON THE TRAIL

HE IS FOCUSING ON HEALTH CARE, WEARING A MASK, AND PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING BIDEN MET WITH FAMILIES WHO BENEFITED FROM THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MIKE MELLEY COVERING THE CAMPAIGN HE JOINS ME FOR HIS WEEKLY VISIT TO PENNSYLVANIA, AS YOU'VE BEEN TRAVELING WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT YOU PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR, WHICH WEEK YOU'RE GOING TO POP INTO PENNSYLVANIA THE HOUSE IS REALLY ON THE FOREFRONT OF SO MANY AMERICANS' MINDS WHAT IS THE MESSAGE HE IS TRYING TO GET OUT TODAY? >> WELL, ALISON, FIRST I'LL ASK YOU TO HELP ME OUT THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE WEAVING AS WE SPEAK IF YOU SEE THE MOTORCADE, SCHOOL DOWN

AS IT RELATES TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT HEALTH CARE, ABSOLUTELY BEFORE JOE BIDEN BEGAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2019, HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE SURROGATES FOR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES IN THE MIDTERMS IN 2018 AND WHAT DO WE REMEMBER BEING THE WINNING ISSUE, OR AT LEAST ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONES FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO HELP WIN BACK CONTROL? IT WAS HEALTH CARE AS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN MAPPED OUT ITS STRATEGY FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION NOMINATION FIGHT, BUT ALSO FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION? THEY WANTED TO REPLICATE THAT STRATEGY, AND EXPAND IT FOR THE ELECT RAT SO HEALTH CARE AND HIS PLAN TO BUILD ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE CENTRAL TO THE WAY JOE BIDEN WAS GOING TO CAMPAIGN

IN THE AGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF IT, JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO WHAT HE DID TODAY, IS MARRY WHAT THEY VIEW AS A BUNGLED RESPONSE AND CONTINUED BUNGLED RESPONSE TO THE FACT PERFORM IS GOING TO THE HIGH COURT, SUPREME COURT TO ATTEMPT TO INVALIDATE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AS BIDEN SAID IN HIS SPEECH AND ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION WITH SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS PEOPLE MAY NOT HAVE TO DO PREEXISTING CONDITIONS AS A RESULT OF HAVING THE CORONAVIRUS, WOULD NO LONGER SEE THOSE PROTECTED THOSE PEOPLE WITH HEALTH CARE WOULD LOSE THEIR POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT OBAMACARE PLANS IF TRUMP IS SUCCESSFUL THIS IS A CRITICAL OPPORTUNITY, ALISON

>> MIKE, IF BIDEN WINS THE ELECTION, WHAT ARE HIS PLANS FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT? >> IT'S INTERESTING, ALISON ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED OF LATE GIVEN WHAT WE'RE SEEING IN TERMS OF THE HEALTH EMERGENCY, IS IT FORCING JOE BIDEN TO REEVALUATE HIS HEALTH CARE PROPOSAL? ALL INDICATIONS AT THIS POINT ARE NOT JOE BIDEN DID SAY DURING HIS REMARKS, WE NEED A PUBLIC REACTION NOW MORE THAN EVER IT IS A SUMMATION OF WHAT HIS PROPOSAL WOULD DO

IT WOULD BE TO TAKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT PASSED IN 2010, THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, AND ADD SOMETHING THEY SAID THEY WANTED TO GET AT THE TIME HE WANTED TO GET AGREEMENT FROM DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ON THE HILL, ALLOW PEOPLE TO BUY INTO A MEDICARE-LIKE PLAN THIS WAS IN CONTRAST TO WHAT A LOT OF HIS RIVALS WERE PUSHING HE EQUATED IT DURING THE NOMINATION FIGHT TO WHAT TRUMP WAS TRYING TO DO

THAT'S WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT IS POSITIVE PROPOSING, DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN TO BUILD ON IT YOU SAW HIS REMARKS, BEGIN TO TRY TO BUILD SOME ENERGY, SOME PUBLIC MOMENTUM BEHIND THAT LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL, WHICH HE HOPES TO HAVE THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE WORKING WITH HIM NEXT YEAR TO HELP PASS >>> MIKE, A NUMBER OF POLLS SHOW BIDEN BUILDING A SIGNIFICANT LEAD IN BATTLEGROUND STATES THE PRESIDENT CARRIED IN 2016 WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT THAT LEAD, THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN? >> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN ACTUALLY HELD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH US MEMBERS OF THE BIDEN PRESS CORPS BEFORE JOE BIDEN'S EVENT TODAY, AND THEY WERE ASKED ABOUT THOSE POLLS AS WELL, AND THEY SAY, "WE DON'T PUT ANY STOCK IN ANY PUBLIC POLLS" THE CAMPAIGN SAYING THESE SURVEY DON'T COUNT VOTERS AND THEIR SAMPLES

THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS SIMILAR — THEY BELIEVE THE POLLS THEY HAVE THEIR OWN AS WELL, WHICH THEY BELIEVE EVEN MORE, BUT THEY'RE GUARDING AGAINST TAKING THEM TOO SERIOUSLY, BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GUARD AGAINST THEIR SUPPORTERS TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE SEEN, OVER THE COURSE OF THE WEEK, THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, INCLUDING THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND ALSO INCLUDING FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THAT EVENT THEY HELD ON TUESDAY, STRESSING THE URGENCY OF THE MOMENT, NOT TAKING ANYTHING FOR GRANTED AND I THINK ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN EMPHASIZES IN TERMS OF THESE POLLS, IT'S HARD TO PREDICT WHAT THE ACTUAL ELECT RAT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE BECAUSE OF HOW HARD IT MIGHT BE FOR SO MANY AMERICANS TO VOTE BY MAIL, VOTE IN PERSON JUST LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST WEEK IN SOME OF IT PRIMARIES WHERE THEY'RE STILL WAITING TO COUNT A LOT OF THOSE VOTES

>> MIKE, I SEE A FEW PEOPLE MILLING ABOUT BEHIND YOU, SO THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MAY BE ON HIS WAY SHORTLY, AND I HAVE NO DOUBT WHEN YOU SEE HIM, THAT YOU WILL ASK HIM ABOUT THIS, AS YOU HAVE, ALWAYS >> I'LL GIVE IT MY BEST, AS ALWAYS >> GREAT TO SEE YOU, MIKE THANK YOU >>> COLORADO GOVERNOR NOW LOOKING INTO THE CASE OF A BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY AFTER OFFICERS PUT HIM IN A CHOKEHOLD

>> HI THERE, ALISON IT'S BEEN GETTING SOME ATTENTION OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS, LAST COUPLE WEEKS, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD THIS ALL HAPPENED IN A DENVER SUBURB, AND IT HAPPENED IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR

BODY-CAMERA FOOTAGE WAS RELEASED THAT TOOK SEVERAL MONTHS TO BE RELEASED AS YOU MENTIONED, ELIJAH MACLAIN DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT NIGHT IN AUGUST APPARENTLY, THE POLICE WERE CALLED AND RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON, AND ELIJAH MACLAIN WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN A MASK, IN A SKI MASK HIS FAMILY SAID HE WAS DOING THAT, BECAUSE HE HAD A BLOOD CONDITION, AND HE OFTEN GOT COLD, AND THAT'S WHY HE WAS WEARING THAT AT THE TIME

A POLICE OFFICER CAME UP AND STOPPED HIM, AND THEN HE WAS PUSHED TO THE GROUND IT WAS AN ALTERCATION THAT HAPPENED HE EVENTUALLY DIED DAYS LATER AFTER HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL THERE WERE A LOT OF QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THAT INCIDENT, WHETHER POLICE SHOULD HAVE USED FORCE IT'S INTERESTING, HOWEVER, IMMEDIATELY AFTER, ACCORDING TO THE AUTOPSY AND ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS FROM THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HE DID NOT BRING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE OFFICERS

THAT DID NOT SIT WELL AGAINST MACLAIN REESE FAMILY AS WELL AS PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS CASE AND AS YOU MENTIONED, FOLLOWING INTENSE PUBLIC PRESSURE, THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN COLORADO NOW ANNOUNCING THAT IT WILL RE- EXAMINE THIS CASE, ALISON >> WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED? WELL, YES, THERE WERE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THIS CASE THEY WERE INITIALLY PLACED ON LEAVE, WHICH IS OFTEN THE CASE REGARDING ANY TYPE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE COMPLAINT OR ANY TYPE OF OFFICER- INVOLVED DEATH

THE INITIAL INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS HAD FOLLOWED PROTOCOL AND FOLLOWED TRAINING, OR AT LEAST WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THAT TRAINING, AND THEREFORE, THEY WERE ALLOWED TO GO BACK ON THE JOB THE FAMILY, OF COURSE, THOUGH WANTS CRIMINAL CHARGES I JUST SMOKED WITH MACLAIN'S MOTHER A SHORT TIME AGO SHE DOES WANT CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THIS CASE >> WHAT WILL LIKELY HAPPEN, GABE, NOW THAT THE STATE IS TAKING OVER THE INVESTIGATION? >> THAT IS THE QUESTION — I WAS READING ABOUT THIS CASE A SHORT TIME AGO, AND WHAT DIFFERENT LEGAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING COULD HAPPEN HERE

AND ONE EXPERT, FORMER POLICE OFFICER TOLD "THE DENVER POST" THAT IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT THE STATE CAN DO GIVEN THAT LOCAL AUTHORITIES HAVE COME OUT AND SAID THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THIS IS A HOMICIDE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN THAT COUNTY HAD ACTUALLY JUST SAID, YOU KNOW, HE DOESN'T BELIEVE THIS RISES TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES, EVEN IF HE THINKS, YOU KNOW, PERHAPS IT'S A TRAGEDY THAT MR MACLAIN SHOULDN'T HAVE DIED IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S VIEW THAT DOESN'T RISE TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES HOWEVER, OFFICIALS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THERE, ARE CONSIDERING, WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, TO HIRE ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR TO LOOK AT THIS CASE

AND NOW THIS HAS REALLY GOTTEN — STARTING TO GET NATIONWIDE ATTENTION THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS MORE THAN TWO MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION, AND THAT IS PARTLY WHAT — SOME OF THAT PRESSURE THAT LED THE GOVERNOR TO ANNOUNCE THIS RE-EXAMINING OF THE CASE YOU KNOW, CELEBRITIES ARE TWEETING ABOUT THIS ELLEN DEGENERES EVERYONE ASKING FOR — >> YEAH >> — YOU KNOW, PEOPLE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS CASE, ALISON

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YOU BET >> THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME >> SHOOTINGS AND HOMICIDES ARE INCREASING

WE HAVE TO DO BETTER AS A SOCIETY >> "NBC NEWS" INVESTIGATIONS CORRESPONDENT TOM WINTER JOINS ME NOW THE WE ARE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SHOT IN THE CITY UP 42% OVER LAST YEAR THAT IS AN ALARMING STATISTIC WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE NUMBERS HERE? >> WELL, ALISON, IT'S AN ALARMING STATISTIC, AND IT'S AN ALARMING STATISTIC WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE MAJORITY OF NEW YORK CITY IS STILL SHUT DOWN

WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, AND WE'RE STILL NOT IN THE HEART OF THE SUMMER WHEN CRIME TRADITIONALLY RISES HOMICIDE IS NOW RUNNING 2 1/2% OVER THE FIVE- YEAR MARK, WHICH IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE A COUPLE OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING WE TOUCHED ON THIS A LITTLE BIT BEFORE I'LL GO INTO MORE DETAIL NOW

IT'S A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE SERIOUS CRIME AND WHAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW IS YOU'RE SEEING BREAKDOWNS IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM WITHIN NEW YORK CITY YOU'RE SEEING PANDEMIC-RELATED ECONOMIC BREAKDOWNS WITHIN THE CITY, AND IT'S KIND OF COME TOGETHER THE COMMISSIONER SAID STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON, STARTED TALKING ABOUT THIS BACK IN NOVEMBER AND JANUARY IN A BRIEFING WITH REPORTERS YESTERDAY, OUT AT POLICE PLAZA, HE SAID, "LOOK, THE STORM I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS ESSENTIALLY HERE RIGHT NOW

" AND YOU'RE SEEING THE SMALL PASSENGER DOING AN AWFUL LOT OF DAMAGE IN NEW YORK CITY, INVOLVED IN SHOOTINGS IT'S TYPICALLY VENTERED AROUND OTHER LEGAL ACTIVITIES, MARIJUANA USE, ILLEGAL GAMBLING, THE USE OF ILLEGAL GUNS WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THAT MIXED TOGETHER, IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A BLOODY, LITERALLY, COMBINATION, ALISON >> TOM, THE COMMISSIONER IS ACTUALLY CALLING THIS AN IMPLOSION OF THE CITY'S JUDICIAL SYSTEM WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT? WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE SYSTEM THAT IS CAUSING ALL OF THIS? >> SPECIFICALLY, ALISON, IT CAN KIND OF BE BOILED DOWN TO THREE AREAS

THE FIRST OFF IS, BECAUSE THE COURTS HAVE BEEN SO ROCKED BY CORONAVIRUS WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT THAT, I MEAN, WE DON'T HAVE GRAND JURIES THE WAY WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE I'M SPEAKING ABOUT THIS ON THE STATE LEVEL EVEN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, WE'RE NOT SEEING GRAND INJURIES LIKE WE'RE USED TO SEEING

WE DON'T HAVE THE GRAND JURIES WE DON'T HAVE TRIALS SO YOU HAVE PEOPLE OUT ON BAIL, PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SERIOUS CRIMES THAT ARE RIGHT NOW OUT THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RECOMMIT THOSE CRIMES

IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LET OUT OF REIKER'S ISLAND THAT'S THE SECOND ISSUE NOBODY IS HIRING ANYBODY RIGHT NOW I MEAN, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, IS THROUGH THE ROOF PEOPLE ARE HIRING CONVICTED FELONS

THOSE PEOPLE NEED JOBS, INCOMES THEY'RE GOING TO HOMELESS SHELTERS, AND AT SOME POINT, PEOPLE HAVE TO EAT, HAVE TO PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES THAT'S LEADING TO CRIME THE THIRD ISSUE IS BECAUSE OF THE RECENT BILL REFORM LAWS THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED IN NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK STATE AS WELL AS RECENT CHANGES BY SOME OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE BEING PUT INTO DIVERSION SO THAT MEANS THEY'RE UNDER SUPERVISED RELEASE

YESTERDAY THE COMMISSIONER SAID, "THERE'S NO SUPERVISION WE DON'T HAVE THE STAFF" THERE'S NO RESOURCES FOR THE PAROLE OFFICE TO BE ABLE TO BE ON TOP OF THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMITTED SERIOUS CRIMES WHO ARE TRYING TO BE GIVEN SECOND CHANCES SOME OF THEM ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT IN A GOOD WAY, ALISON SOME OF THEM ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT IN A VERY VIOLENT AND CRIMINAL WAY

>> TOM, IS THERE ANY PLAN IN PLACE, CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN DO TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM BEFORE THE PANDEMIC IS IS OVER, OR IS THIS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT OUT, BECAUSE THE PROBLEMS IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM JUST CAN'T BE CORRECTED WHILE WE'RE IN THIS SITUATION >> WELL, THE QUESTION YOU'RE ASKING IS THE PERFECT QUESTION THAT — FRANKLY, IT'S THE QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERS IT REALLY NEEDS ANSWERS NOW OTHERWISE, THE STATISTICS YOU CITED ARE GOING TO GO UP AND CONTINUE TO GET WORSE AND THAT IMPACTS REAL PEOPLE

REAL PEOPLE ARE GETTING SHOT OVER THIS THAT'S SOMEBODY'S LOVED ONE, SOMEBODY'S FAMILY MEMBER FIRST THINGS FIRST, I THINK, YESTERDAY THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ABLE TO HAVE VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS HERE

WE NEED TO HAVE JUDICIAL PROCESS, NEED TO HAVE PEOPLE GET A FAIR TRIAL THERE NEEDS TO BE A SYSTEM IN PLACE HERE WHERE WE CAN START TO GET THIS JUDICIAL SYSTEM INSTEAD OF THERE NEEDS TO BE A SYSTEM IN PLACE WHERE WE CAN START TO GET THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM INSTEAD OF IMPLODING AND MOVING FORWARD AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THE FIRST THING AND THE SECOND THING IS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE BILL AND I THINK TIME WILL TELL AND THE THIRD THING IS THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING, IF SOMEBODY IS GOING TO BE LET OUT OF JAIL FOR A CORONAVIRUSES RELATED REASON THERE HAS TO BE A RESOURCE IN PLACE SO THAT THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED WHEN THEY ARE NOT IN THE JAIL POPULATION AND PEOPLE START TO REACH CRIMES 200,000 PEOPLE RELEASED OTHER RIKERS ISLAND THAT HAS TO BE DEALT WITH AND IT WILL START TO DRIVE CRIME AND THAT THE PROBLEM >> THANK YOU, SO MUCH

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO THE CORRESPONDENT FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWSCOM WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TODAY? >> WE START OFF THIS HOUR WITH AN UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY THE USR RECORD NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS YESTERDAY WITH MORE THAN 45,000 IN A SINGLE DAY HOTSPOTS ARE GRAPPLING WITH HOW TO PURSUE OPENING PLANS INCLUDING TEXAS WHICH IS FACING A NEW OUTBREAK TAKE A LISTEN TO THIS ER DOCTOR FROM HOUSTON

>> WE DO NOT HAVE ANY HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE HOUSTON AREA FOR ANY PATIENTS THAT HAVE COVID- 19 SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SEND HOSPITALS PATIENTS BUT THERE ARE NO BEDS >> NOW NEWS ON UNEMPLOYMENT 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST TIME IN EMPLOYMENT AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES TO HAMMER THE ECONOMY

IT IS WELL BELOW THE PEAK AND IT IS HIGHER THAN ANALYSTS EXPECTED THE JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE CONTINUOUSLY >> $14 BILLION IN CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PATIENTS — PAYMENTS WERE SENT TO THOSE THAT HAD DIED THE PAYMENTS WERE MADE TO MORE THAN 1 MILLION DECEASED AMERICANS REPORT SAID THE TREASURY AND IRS PROCEDURES TO SEND OUT STIMULUS PAYMENTS DID NOT INCLUDE USING DEATH RECORDS AS A FILTER TO HAUL PAYMENTS

THE IRS AND TREASURY DEPARTMENT DID NOT IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE COMMENT >>> NOW FROM NBC CHIEF, THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT ASYLUM-SEEKERS WHO CLAIM WAS REJECTED AN INITIAL PROCEEDINGS CAN BE DEPORTED WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO GO TO FEDERAL COURT IT IMPACTS THOUSANDS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND ESSENTIALLY FAST TRACK DEPORTATION THE RULING INCREASES THE RISK OF ERRONEOUS IMMIGRATION DECISIONS, GOVERNING STATUTES AND TREATIES >>> THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY GROUP THE DIXIE CHIPSET — DIXIE CHICKS HAVE DROPPED THE DIXIE FROM THEIR NAME IT REFERS TO THE SOUTHERN STATES PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT ALONG TO THE CONFEDERACY

THEY SAID IN A STATEMENT THAT THEY WANTED TO MEET THE MOMENT AND ALSO RECOGNIZED A MAN IN NEW ZEALAND ALSO CALLED THE CHICK THAT ALLOWED THEM TO SHARE THE NAME >>> NEW NUMBERS OUT TODAY SHOW 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK WHAT DOES THE NUMBER MEAN? IS HIGHER THAN WE WERE EXPECT DEAN BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STILL LOSING THEIR JOB WEEK LIST JOBLESS CLAIMS NEVER HIT THE MILLION MARK BEFORE THE END OF MARCH AND NOW THEY CANNOT SEEM TO FALL BELOW IT

SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW THE WEEKLY NUMBER IS DISAPPOINTING BUT I KNOW YOU'RE WATCHING CONTINUING UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS WHAT DO YOU SEE? >> HERE IS WHAT IS WORRISOME WE ARTIFICIALLY SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY TO FACE THE PANDEMIC BUT THEN WE TURN IT RIGHT BACK ON TURNING THE ECONOMY BACK ON IS NOT SO EASY YOU'VE GOT HOTSPOTS IN TEXAS WHERE YOU SEE BUSINESSES CLOSE AGAIN AND APPLE HAS CLOSE STORES AND YOU'VE GOT DISNEY WITH MANY EMPLOYEES NOW SIGNING A PETITION

THE FACT THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE GOING ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERY WEEK MEANS THAT THE SNAPBACK YOU THOUGHT WE WOULD GET TO TAKE QUITE A BIT LONGER >> YOU HAVE BEEN TAKING A LOOK AT PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT STATISTIC CLAIMS HOW ARE THOSE DIFFERENT FROM TYPICAL CLAIMS AND WHAT YOU SEE THERE? >> THIS IS HUGELY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHEN THE CARES ACT WAS SIGNED THEY EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS YOU HAD PEOPLE THAT WERE SELF- EMPLOYED AND ARE ABLE TO GET THE BENEFITS AND THEY GAVE THEM MORE MONEY FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME THAT RUNS OUT NEXT MONTH AND I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT ALMOST 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE ON UNEMPLOYMENT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ALL GETTING BACK TO WORK SOME SAY, THE PROGRAM IS NOT PERFECT BUT WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE NOT WORKING AND SO MANY BUSINESSES STILL SHUT DOWN SO THERE IS MORE PRESSURE ON BOTH SIDES OF AISLE FOR CONGRESS TO GET BACK AND FIGURE OUT ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE BECAUSE WHEN THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT RUNS OUT AND THE MONEY STARTS TO DWINDLE, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND A LOT OF BUSINESSES IN SERIOUS NEED

IT'S CONSUMER SPENDING THAT DRIVES THE ECONOMY AND IF WE'VE GOT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITH NO MONEY TO SPEND IT WILL HURT ALL LEVELS OF BUSINESS >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE EXTRA $600 A WEEK THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING FROM THE CARES ACT AND IT IS SUCH A RUN OUT BY THE END OF JULY 1 DO WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON? >> THEY MAY EXTEND IT BUT THERE ARE ARGUMENTS OUT THERE THAT BECAUSE THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT IS SO ROBUST THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN BUSINESSES IN CERTAIN REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY THAT HAVE STRUGGLED TO HIRE PEOPLE BACK BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING MORE FINANCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE OF THE BENEFITS AND IT HAS CAUSED REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS TO SAY PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK BECAUSE UNEMPLOYMENT IS SO GOOD AND THAT IS AN OVERUSE STATEMENT THAT FOR THE MOST PART IS NOT TRUE WE STILL DON'T HAVE CHILDCARE AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE SCHOOLS OPEN SO IT'S EASY TO SAY PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO SIT ON UNEMPLOYMENT BUT IT'S A VERY COMPLICATED SITUATION AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE FEDERAL GUIDELINES AND GO TO YOUR MAIN STREET AND ASK SMALL BUSINESSES HOW MUCH INFORMATION THEY ARE GETTING FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND EACH WILL TELL YOU IT'S CONFUSING >> BIG PICTURE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SITUATION, WHAT DOES IT TELL US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN THE ECONOMY AND HOW FAR WE HAVE TO GO? >> IT TELLS US THAT THERE IS A LONG ROAD BACK IT'S NOT THAT THERE ARE NO JOBS OUT THERE BUT THE DEMAND HAS SHIFTED

WE KNOW BIGGER BUSINESSES, BIG- BOX STORES HAVE BEEN HIRING AND YOU LOOK AT CERTAIN INDUSTRIES AND THEY ARE HIRING DEMAND HAS SHIFTED SO THE MORE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT OF WORK, LET'S SAY YOU WORK IN RETAIL, THE KEY FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN'T WORKING IS TO THINK ABOUT WHAT IS YOUR SKILL SET, NOT WHAT INDUSTRY YOU ARE IN AND WHERE CAN YOU USE YOUR SKILL SET? PEOPLE WHO ARE GOOD PROBLEM SOLVERS, THERE ARE JOBS IF YOU HAVE THAT SKILL SET BUT YOU HAVE TO THINK CREATIVELY AND IF YOU'RE ON UNEMPLOYMENT WHICH WE HAVE ALMOST 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE, THIS IS THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE TRAINING PICTURE INDUSTRY THERE ARE ONLINE FREE TRAINING COURSES NOW THAN WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE SO IF YOU HAVE THE TIME, USE IT WISELY BECAUSE WE ARE IN FOR DIFFICULT ROAD AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A SNAP BACK OR IMMEDIATE ANSWER AND WE HAVE TO GET CREATIVE >> THANK YOU, SO MUCH

>>> ARKANSAS SEEN A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES AND HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORTING NEARLY 700 NEW INFECTIONS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS THE CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW OUTSIDE A TYSON FOOD PLANT IN SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS THERE WAS AN OUTBREAK AT THAT PLANT TELL US ABOUT IT >> Reporter: ACROSS THE STATE THE CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE WITH HOSPITALIZATION STATEWIDE THE HIGHEST THEY HAVE BEEN, THEY HIT A RECORD THIS WEEK IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT UPTICK IN TERMS OF CASES AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS THEY BELIEVE PART OF THE OVERALL UPTICK IS HIGH TIED TO THE POULTRY PLANT IN THIS AREA

THERE ARE THREE MAJOR COMPANIES THAT OPERATE IN HAVE PROCESSING PLANS AND TYSON FOOD IS ONE THEY HAVE TESTED EMPLOYEES ATTENDED THEIR NORTHWEST ARKANSAS FACILITIES AND NEARLY 4000 EMPLOYEES, 13% TESTED POSITIVE AND 95% OF THOSE CASES, THE INDIVIDUALS WERE ASYMPTOMATIC THEY HAD OVER 200 PEOPLE TEST POSITIVE AND TYSON SAYS THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED SAFETY MEASURES IN ALL OF THEIR PLANS WITH PLASTIC DIVIDERS UP IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESSING LINE, THEY ARE GIVING EVERYONE MASKS AND ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THEM AND EVEN GIVING SOME PEOPLE PLASTIC FACE SHIELDS AND THEY ALSO SAY THAT THEY HAVE ADDED SOCIAL DISTANCING MONITORS TO MAKE SURE WORKERS ARE KEEPING SPACE BETWEEN EACH OTHER AS THEY ARE WORKING THE WORKERS WE HAVE SPOKEN TO WHO WORK INSIDE THE PROCESSING PLANS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS SAY WHAT TYSON IS DOING IS NOT ENOUGH WE SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN AND WE AGREED NOT TO SHOW HER FACE BECAUSE SHE WAS AFRAID THAT BY SPEAKING OUT SHE WOULD LOSE HER JOB

SHE WORKED AT A TYSON FACTORY AND TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 HERSELF AND ONE OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WORKS AT A DIFFERENT PLAN NOT RUN BY TYSON, ANOTHER ONE IN THE AREA, THEY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AS WELL AND WITHIN 10 DAYS OF FINDING OUT THEY HAD IT, THEY PASSED AWAY AND DIED HERE ARE SOME OF WHAT SHE TOLD US >> ARE YOU AFRAID THAT BY TALKING TO IS YOU COULD LOSE YOUR JOB? WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO SIT HERE AND TALK TO US EVEN IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING YOUR JOB? >> BECAUSE THE DEATH OF MY RELATIVE HAS NOT BEEN EASY AT ALL WHILE I LOST A FAMILY MEMBER BUT IT HURT ME THAT THE COMPANIES KNOW IT IS US, HISPANICS WORKING IN THE PROCESSING PLANT AND IT IS WHERE WE EARN OUR LIVING EVERY DAY BUT IT'S ALSO HOW WE SUSTAIN HER HOUSEHOLD

>> Reporter: SHE TOLD US THAT THEY HAD HAD THE SURGERY A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THEIR TIME OFFERING OUT AND THERE WAS SOME RISK BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF COVID-19 IF THEY DID NOT GO BACK THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR JOBS SO THEY DID NOT HAVE A CHOICE THE WORKERS WE HAVE SPOKEN TO, ANOTHER EMPLOYEE SAID THEY FEEL LIKE TYSON, GIVEN THE NUMBERS THEY HAVE FOUND AND HOW MANY OF THE CASES WERE ASYMPTOMATIC THAT THEY SHOULD SHUT DOWN THEIR PLANT IN THE AREA FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS AND KEEP EVERYONE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND TWO EXTRA DEEP CLEANING >> WHAT YOU HEAR FROM STATE OFFICIALS ABOUT CLOSING DOWN THE PLANT? >> Reporter: YESTERDAY I ASKED THE GOVERNOR IF HE FELT LIKE IT WAS SAFE TO KEEP THE PROCESSING PLANT OPEN GIVEN THE NUMBERS WE WERE SEEN AND GIVEN HOW MANY OF THE CASES AND OF THE PEOPLE ACCORDING TO TYSON WERE ASYMPTOMATIC AND HE TOLD ME HE DID NOT THINK THEY NEEDED TO SHUT DOWN AND THAT IT IS SAFE >> THE ANSWER IS YES, THEY SHOULD REMAIN OPEN

THEY ARE A VITAL PART OF THE FOOD CHAIN, NOT JUST IN ARKANSAS BUT ACROSS THE NATION THAT HAVE GONE TO EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS TO DO TESTING AND TO DO THEIR OWN TRACING AND TO PUT THEIR FACILITIES IN COMPLIANCE AND EVEN ABOVE THAT WITH THE PEPPER — PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENT >> Reporter: OF THE THREE MAJOR MEAT PROCESSING COMPANIES WITH PLANS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, TYSON FOOD IS THE ONLY COMPANY TO DO ON- SITE LARGE-SCALE TESTING BUT THE WORKERS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THE LARGE-SCALE TESTING, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THEY WERE TESTED AT WORK AND THE OTHER COMPANIES, IF AN EMPLOYEE WANTS TO GO GET THE COVID TEST ON THEIR OWN THAT THEY WILL WAIVE INCOME ARE SOME OF THE OUT-OF- POCKET AND POSSIBLY TRANSPORTATION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING THE TEST BUT WORKERS THAT WE HAVE SPOKEN TO SAY THEY FEEL LIKE THE COMPANY SHOULD BE DOING THESE TYPES OF LARGE-SCALE TESTS ON SITE WHEN THEY WALK IN AT LEAST ONCE OR EVERY OTHER WEEK >> WE SEE YOU THERE WEARING A MASK AND ARKANSAS REJECTED CALLS TO MANDATE MASKS BUT SOME HAVE TAKEN THEIR OWN MEASURES TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE

WHAT KINDS OF THINGS ARE THEY DOING? >> THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE PASSED THEIR OWN ORDINANCE MANDATING MASKS AND ONE THING THEY HAVE DONE IS NOT ONLY ARE THEY TELLING PEOPLE YOU MUST WEAR A MASK IF YOU'RE GOING TO GO INTO BUSINESSES BUT THEY SET ASIDE $20,000 SO THE GOVERNMENT COULD PAY FOR AROUND 37,000 DISPOSABLE MASKS AND PROVIDE THOSE TO BUSINESSES AND THEY SAY THE BUSINESSES CANNOT JUST TELL PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO COME IN WITH THE MASK BUT THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM AS WELL SO EVERYONE IS WEARING A MASK IF THEY ENTER THE ESTABLISHMENT ALMOST EVERY BUSINESS WE HAVE BEEN INTO, CERTAINLY EVERYONE IS WEARING MASKS BUT WE SEE GLOVES AND HAND SANITIZER AND MASKS SET OUT SO THE CUSTOMER CAN GET ONE FREE OF CHARGE WHEN THEY WALK INTO THE BUILDING >> THANK YOU, SO MUCH >>> THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS PAUSING THE STATE'S REOPENING PLAN AND ORDERING HOSPITALS TO CANCEL ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO FREE UP SPACE FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SPOKE ABOUT THE SPIKE IN CASES

>> IF THE SITUATION ESCALATES IN A MATTER OF WEEK — >> IN A MATTER OF A FEW WEEKS WITH THE OPENING OF SOCIETY, WE HAVE STARTED TO SEE THE NUMBERS ARISE FIRST, TRICKLE AND OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS, EXCEPT SHOT UP EXPONENTIALLY THERE ARE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FACTORS AND AS WE REOPEN SOCIETY, I THINK A LOT OF THE COMMUNITY FELT THAT WE TURN THE PAGE ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND MAYBE MOVED PAST IT AND UNFORTUNATELY THAT WAS NOT THE CASE PEOPLE ARE AT RESTAURANTS AND ARE AT DIFFERENT MALLS, SHOPPING VENUES AND IF YOU GO TO THE BEACH THERE ARE PICTURES WHERE IT'S CREIGHTON QUITE CROWDED WITH FOLKS NOT WEARING MASKS FOLKS NOT REALLY SOCIALLY DISTANCING AND ONE OF THE MORE WORRISOME TRENDS IS LARGER GROUPS

WHEN THOSE THINGS HAPPEN IT'S INEVITABLE THAT PEOPLE WILL GET INFECTED >> HOUSE A POSSIBLE AT A PLACE LIKE HOUSTON THAT THE LARGEST MEDICAL CENTER IN THE WORLD, HOW ARE YOU GUYS RUNNING OUT OF HOSPITAL BEDS? >> I THINK FOR US WE ARE TAKING A MEASURED AND CAUTIOUS APPROACH WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT LESSONS WE HAVE LEARNED THROUGH THE COURSE OF THE PANDEMIC AND THE PAST 12 OR 16 WEEKS ONE OF THE STATE ADMISSIONS IS TO MAKE SURE WE REMAIN ESSAY FACILITY AND A FACILITY WHERE WE CAN TREAT PATIENTS 20 FOR WITHIN THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM AND WE WILL ALSO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN TREAT THE COVID PATIENTS AND NOT COVID PATIENT'S WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO INCREASE CAPACITY ON THE FLOORS, ICUS AND WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO MAKE PATIENTS PROCESSED THROUGH THE ER AND A LITTLE BIT OF A FASTER MANNER OR FASHION >> IS IS THE WORST HEALTH CRISIS YOU'VE SEEN IN YOUR TIME? >> I FR THIS IS ALSO BEEN A CONCERNING HEALTHCARE CRISIS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG

WE STARTED LEARNING ABOUT THIS IN LATE FEBRUARY AND EARLY MARCH AND HERE WE ARE IN JUNE IN THE SECOND WAVE WHAT TROUBLES US IS, IF THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REOPEN, IT WILL HAPPEN IN OTHER AREAS AROUND AMERICA >> COVID-19 CASES IN THE US MIGHT BE 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED AND THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE CDC BASED ON BLOOD SAMPLES AND FOR EVERY CONFIRMED CASE, THEY HAVE FOUND 10 MORE PEOPLE WITH ANTIBODIES AND THE EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN JOINS ME NOW

THE UPDATE FROM THE CDC WOULD PUT THE TRUE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE COUNTRY OVER 20 MILLION WHAT DO THOSE NUMBERS TELL US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE WITH THE PANDEMIC IN THE US? >> IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE COUNTS COULD BE THAT HIGH WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT NOW IS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE TESTING FIASCO WE HAD WHEN IT FIRST KICKED OFF AND THAT'S WHY SO MANY PEOPLE WERE STRESSING HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS THAT WE HAD A BETTER TESTING REGIME BECAUSE SIX MONTHS LATER WE HAVE NO IDEA FOR HOW WIDESPREAD THIS IS

>> TEXAS, FLORIDA, ARIZONA ARE ALL FACING A SHORTAGE OF ICU BEDS WHAT TO THE STATES NEED TO DO TO GET HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM GETTING MORE AND ARE THERE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED FROM OTHER STATES THAT HAVE MANAGED TO GET ICU UNDER CONTROL AFTER BEING INUNDATED? >> ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE CAN DO IS MOVE TO POSITION WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO REACT TO THE VIRUS AND WE ARE PROACTIVELY PLANNING FOR MUCH GREATER SPREAD IF I WAS THE GOVERNOR I WOULD RECOMMEND TO LOOK AT THE LESSONS WE CAN TAKE FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY THE FIRST THING THEY NEED TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE A PROCESS FOR EMERGENCY INTERSTATE CREDENTIALING OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SEARCH NURSES AND DOCTORS AND IT WAS A BIG PROBLEM

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THE FOLKS CAN DO IS MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PIPELINE BECAUSE WE WILL SEE THE CASES CONTINUE TO GO UP THE SECOND THING IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SUPPLY LINES ARE INTACT FOR MEDICINES AND PPE BECAUSE THE NEEDS FOR THE MATERIAL IS ABOUT TO SKYROCKET THE THIRD THING THEY NEED TO DO IS DOUBLE CHECKED THE LOGISTICS SUPPLY LINE BECAUSE WE MAY BE IN A SCENARIO WHERE WE ARE NOT JUST TRYING TO SEARCH MATERIAL IN ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY LIKE WE DID A FEW MONTHS AGO BUT WE MAY BE IN A POSITION WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO SEARCH MATERIALS IN THE SOUTHWEST, TEXAS AND FLORIDA AND WE NEED TO BE PLANNING THAT NOW >> WE HAVE BEEN SHARING THIS WEEK THAT THE DEATH RATE IS LAGGING BEHIND THE SEARCHING CASES WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN? >> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION AND THIS IS WHY I THINK SO MANY LOOK AT THE CURB WITH SUCH CONCERN

WITH THIS DISEASE THE AVERAGE TIME FOR HOSPITALIZATION IS 7 TO 10 DAYS AND THAT MEANS FROM THE TIME SOMEONE GETS SICK AND STRUCTURE SHOW SYMPTOMS, THEY DON'T GET HOSPITALIZED FOR A WEEK AND OF THAT GROUP A CERTAIN AMOUNT WILL REQUIRE ICU HOSPITALIZATION AND THAT TIME POINT DOES NOT HAPPEN UNTIL DAY 10 OR 14 FROM DAY 14 TUDDER 21 IS TYPICALLY WHERE WE START TO SEE THE FIRST RISE IN FATALITIES WHAT'S CONCERNING AND WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THE CASE COUNTS ARE ABOUT TO COME TO IN THE NEXT 10 TO 14 DAYS AND THIS IS WHEN THE FATALITY NUMBERS WILL START TO CLAIM >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US >>> IT HAS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME AND PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

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THAT IS TO, THAT IS WHAT AND THAT IS WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST- RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT WORK >> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT LIKE A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN WISCONSIN TODAY, BATTLEGROUNDS STATE WHERE HE IS TRAILING JOE BIDEN AND THE PRESIDENT NARROWLY WON WISCONSIN BACK IN 2016 BOOK BUT A POLL SHOWS BIDEN WITH AN 8% LEAD OVER THE PRESIDENT

THE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER JOINS ME NOW THE PRESIDENT RETURNING TO A VERY DIFFERENT WISCONSIN THEN BACK IN JANUARY WHEN HE HAD A MASSIVE RALLY AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE PRACTICALLY QUADRUPLING THEY ARE TO 12% WHAT IS HE DOING TO SHOW SUPPORT AND GAIN GROUND ON BIOTIN — BIDEN? >> IT'S NOT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY KIND OF STUFF HE IS VISITING THE NAVY SHIPYARD WHICH IS PART OF HIS ADVISOR'S ATTEMPT TO BETRAY TRUMP AS A PRESIDENT WHO IS HARD AT WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THAT HE IS STRONG ON THE MILITARY AND THE ECONOMY BUT SO OFTEN THE MESSAGE THAT HIS ADVISORS AND THE WHITE HOUSE TRY TO BETRAY WOULD BE TRIPS TO SWING STATES OVERWHELMED BY THE CONTROVERSY EITHER SELF- CREATED OR OUTSIDE OF THE CONTROL AND SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY FOCUSES ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH, SAFETY WONDERING WHEN THEIR KIDS WILL GET BACK TO SCHOOL AND WHAT THEY WILL DO WITH THEIR CHILDREN OVER THE SUMMER AND INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON THINGS LIKE INCREASING THE SIZE OF THE MILITARY AND THE ECONOMY AND THAT PUTS HIM OUT OF TOUCH WITH VOTERS WHO HAVE THEIR HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY ON MIND >> A POLL SHOWS JOE BIDEN HAS A NINE POINT ADVANTAGE ACROSS SIX KEY STATES

WHAT IS THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT THE NUMBERS? >> THEY SAID IN A STATEMENT WHAT THEY HAVE SET A NUMBER OF TIMES IS TO DISREGARD THE POLL NUMBERS I DO NOT BELIEVE THE POLLS AND BELIEVE THE PUBLIC POLLS ARE BIASED AND PLANTED AGAINST THEM THE CAMPAIGN ADVISORS HAVE SET FOR A WHILE, WHEN YOU SEE A POLL WITH THE PRESIDENT DOWN A FEW POINTS, THREE OR FOUR POINTS, THEY DON'T GET TO WORRIED BECAUSE THE MARGIN OF ERROR AND THEY BELIEVE THE POLLS MIMIC THE HIDDEN TRUMP SUPPORTERS, PEOPLE THEY MET IN 2015 THAT HAVE NOT VOTED IT IN A LONG TIME START SEE POLLS NOW WITH EIGHT, 10 AND IN ONE RECENT CASE 14, THAT IS WHEN YOU'RE OUTSIDE OF THIS BODY OF BOATERS — VOTERS THESE NUMBERS ARE SHOWING A CLEAR TREND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN FAVOR OF BIDEN THE STRATEGY OF THE CAMPAIGN HAS NOT SHIFTED MUCH THE ECONOMY WILL TURN AROUND AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO CARICATURE BIDEN IN AN UNFAVORABLE WAY IN THE COMING MONTHS THAT WILL OVERCOME THE DEFICIT VOTERS SEE RIGHT NOW AND TROUBLE MAKE IT A CHOICE BETWEEN TRUMP AND BIDEN RATHER THAN A REFERENDUM ON BIDEN WHICH IS WHERE IT STANDS RIGHT NOW

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY MORE AND OTHER TOP ECONOMIC ADVISOR LEAVING JUST DAYS AFTER ANOTHER ONE ANNOUNCED HE WAS OUT WORK >> WHO IS GIVING THE PRESIDENT ADVICE ON THE ECONOMY AT A POINT WHERE WE ARE IN A RECESSION AND NOT TO MENTION DEPRESSION LIKE ERA AND WE COULD BE HEADED TOWARDS THERE ARE STILL STEVE KUDLOW AND STEVE MNUCHIN IN THE CIRCLE BUT THERE IS NOT REALLY THAT MANY AND THERE CONTINUES TO BE VERY BIG ECONOMIC QUESTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE ANSWERED IN A COUPLE MONTHS DESPITE NUMBERS THAT SHOW THE SITUATION IMPROVING TO STATES CONTINUE WITH REOPENING GIVEN THE NUMBER OF CASES AND WHAT HAPPENS IN JULY WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT AND THE PPP LOAN BENEFITS START TO RUN OUT AND ARE WILL WE GOING TO SEE MORE STIMULUS FROM THE CONGRESS THERE'S BEEN A SHAKEUP FROM THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AND IF CONGRESS CANNOT GET THROUGH WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE THINKS WE NEED TO SEE BEFORE THE ELECTION TO KEEP THE ECONOMIC MOMENTUM THAT SEEMS TO BE OUT THERE BASED ON THE ECONOMY AND THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT REALLY TALKED ABOUT A PLAN FOR WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE GOING TO BE AND HE IS MORE FOCUSED ON SAYING THE ECONOMY IS COMING BACK IS SORT OF A HOAX THAT EVERYTHING WILL KEEP MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION

>> I THINK THAT IS A BIG QUESTION PEOPLE STILL HAVE, HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE AND IT'S A LITTLE UNNERVING TO SEE SUCH A REVOLVING DOOR THANK YOU, SO MUCH >>> SHOULD WASHINGTON DC BECOME A STATE? TOMORROW THE HOUSE IS VOTING ON A BILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1993 PRESIDENT TRUMP REIGNITED THE DEBATE WHEN HE SENT THE NATIONAL GUARD TO CONTROL PROTESTERS IN DC AND DC IS THE ONLY AREA WHERE THE PRESIDENT HAS CONTROL AND NOT THE GOVERNOR >> FEDERAL FORCES CLEARED PROTESTERS ACROSS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WITH CHEMICAL GAS SO THE PRESIDENT COULD CROSS THE PARK WITH THE PHOTO OP

WELL A MILITARY HELICOPTER SWOOPS DOWN OVER CITY STREETS THE COMBAT ZONE MANEUVER SUITABLE FOR FALLUJA IN DOWNTOWN DC THE MAYOR COULD NOT STOP ANY OF THAT BECAUSE UNLIKE 50 STATES AND THE US TERRITORIES, WASHINGTON IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION WHERE NATIONAL GUARD ANSWERS TO THE PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF TO A GOVERNOR

>> THEY HAVE TWO SENATORS THAT VOTE FOR US AND SPEAK WITH US AND A VOTING REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS THAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ORDERS ARE NOT BREACHED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT >> THE CAPITAL CITY HAS 702 RESIDENCE, MORE THAN VERMONT OR WYOMING AND PEOPLE HERE PAY MORE TOTAL FEDERAL TAXES IN 22 STATES BUT WHAT IT DOES NOT HAVE HIS A VOTE IN CONGRESS, NOT SINCE THE LAW PASSED IN 1801 WHEN THOMAS JEFFERSON WAS PRESIDENT >> WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO NEVER BE ABLE TO VOTE ON A FINAL PASSAGE FOR A BILL? >> THE CITY IS NOT FULLY RESPECTED DESPITE PAIN THE HIGHEST FEDERAL INCOME TAXES PER CAPITA IN THE UNITED STATES >> SHE WAS BORN IN DC 83 YEARS AGO, THE GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF RICHARD HOLMES WHO ESCAPED FROM A VIRGINIA SLAVE MASTER TO FIND WORK IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL

>> HE MADE IT TO FREEDOM BUT DID NOT MAKE IT TO A QUALITY NOR HAVE THOSE IN HIS LINEAGE MATED TO A QUALITY >> WITH NO SENATOR THEY HAVE NO SAY ON CONFIRMING SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, CABINET MEMBERS OR OTHER OFFICIALS CONGRESS HAS NOT EVEN DEBATED STATE HOLD SINCE 1993 WHEN IT LOST >> THE DEPRIVATION IS UNJUST >> MOST SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL OPPOSED

>> I THINK OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WERE CORRECT IN THE FIRST PLACE >> THE DEBATE WILL GIVE WASHINGTON A CHANCE TO PROTEST AGAINST TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, PRINCIPLES SET TO BE SETTLED BY THOSE FOUNDERS, MORE THAN 200 YEARS AGO >>> ANDREW MITCHELL JOINS US NOW THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US HERE ON NEWS NOW THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT WANT TO MAKE DC ESTATE

WHY ANN WILLET LIKELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE BOAT? >> INDEED THAT THAT WILL BE OVERWHELMING THERE ARE FOUR HOUSE MEMBER SPONSORING MEANT MITCH McCONNELL WILL NOT BRING IT UP IN THE SENATE AND THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WILL VETO IT RIGHT NOW IT IS REPUBLICAN POLITICS BECAUSE DC IS PREDOMINANTLY DEMOCRATIC IT WOULD MEAN IF THEY DO BECOME A STATE THERE WOULD BE TWO MORE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS OR SOMEONE INDEPENDENT AT LEAST

IT USED TO BE THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRAT BECAUSE AT THAT TIME DC WAS REALLY PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND NOW IT IS ABOUT 50-50 BUT IT'S MUCH CLOSER NOW AND MUCH MORE EVENLY DIVIDED IT'S ALL POLITICS BUT IT IS IMPORTANT SYMBOLICALLY >> HOW DID THE CONSTITUENTS IN DC FEEL AND IS A SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT? >> THERE SURE IS I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION IN THERE SO MANY ISSUES WE CANNOT VOTE ON

SHE HAS BEEN THE DELICATE FOR SUCH A LONG TIME AND SHE MARCHED WITH DOCTOR KING AND IS VERY POPULAR BUT SHE CANNOT VOTE AND IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT GOING TO GET TO THE SENATE FOR EVER BE IN FRONT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE HOPE IS WITH THE BIG VOTE, IT WILL GIVE IT A LOT MORE WEIGHT AND IF JOE BIDEN IS ELECTED AND THE SENATE WERE TO RETURN IT WOULD BE A MAJOR CHANGE >> IS THAT WHAT PROPONENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VOTE TOMORROW THAT MAYBE SIGN A LINE ON IT ONCE AGAIN AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE SOMETHING THAT MAY COME UP AGAIN SOON? >> YEAH AND I THINK IT REALLY GOT A LOT OF FOCUS BECAUSE ON THAT DAY THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS MARCHING THROUGH LAFAYETTE SQUARE AND THE SQUARE WAS CLEARED AND THE PEOPLE PROTESTED, THERE WAS CHEMICAL GAS EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS AN INITIAL DENIAL WE ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AND THAT MILITARY SHOW OF FORCE WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD, IT REALLY SHOCKED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DISCOVER THE MAYOR HAD NO CONTROL OVER THE NATIONAL GUARD BECAUSE DC IS NOT A STATE AND SHE IS NOT THE GOVERNOR AND THE PRESIDENT THREATENS TO USE THE 82nd AIRBORNE AND WERE ERASED AND MOBILIZED AROUND THE CITY HE COULD HAVE HAD THE 82nd AIRBORNE AND THERE WAS A LOT OF THAT WORK >>> IT'S SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU ON NEWS NOW AND I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK

>> ANY TIME >>> HOUSE LAWMAKERS VOTING TODAY ON THE SWEEPING POLICE REFORM BACKED BY THE DEMOCRATS >> TODAY WE ARE STANDING HERE FOR JUSTICE AS WE BRING FORWARD THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE AND POLICING ACT EXACTLY ONE MONTH AGO, GEORGE FLOYD SPOKE HIS FINAL WORD, I CAN BREATHE AND CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY

>> THE CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT JOINING ME NOW FROM CAPITOL HILL THIS BILL NAMED AFTER GEORGE FLOYD BANS CHOKEHOLDS AND SOME SAY GOES FOR FURTHER, WHAT ELSE IS IN HERE? >> IT DOES GO A LOT FURTHER THAN THE REPUBLICAN BILL THAT WAS LOCKED IN THE SENATE HERE IS WHAT THE BILL DOES IT IS A REMINDER AND IT BANS CHOKEHOLDS AND TRIES TO INTENSIFY THE BANNING OF CHOKEHOLDS WITH FEDERAL FUNDS AND IT ALSO — THE DEMOCRATIC BILL ENDS THE IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY AND HOLD THEM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE IF SOMEONE DIES IN THEIR CUSTODY AND THE DEMOCRATIC BILL ENDS THAT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL WILL HAVE A NATIONAL REGISTRY OF POLICE MISCONDUCT

LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS KEEP TRACK AND HAVE TO UPDATE POLICE MISCONDUCT AND THEY CAN SHARE WITH OTHER LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WHEN ASKED TO DO SO THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE NO KNOCK WARRANTS IS A BIG THING THAT IS DIFFERENT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL COMPLETELY BANS NO KNOCK WARRANTS AND THE REPUBLICAN BILL COLLECTS DATA AND STUDIES THE ISSUE IT DOES NOT TOUCH THE ISSUE OF TRYING TO CONTROL THAT AT ALL THERE ARE SOME BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN BILL AND THE DEMOCRATIC BILL AND THAT IS WHY DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING IN THE SENATE THAT IT IS SOMETHING THEY COULD NOT EVEN BEGIN TO SUPPORT THAT IT WAS A BAD STARTING PLACE FOR NEGOTIATIONS

>> HOW ARE REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE RESPONDING TO THIS BILL? >> IN THE HOUSE, THAT'S WHERE THE LEGISLATION IS TODAY AND IS EXPECTED TO PASS THE BILL WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE HOUSE IS THAT WILL BE MOSTLY A PARTY LINES BOAT — VOTE THEY WILL LOSE A FEW REPUBLICAN VOTES ON THIS LEGISLATION BUT NOT MANY WE JUST GOT ONE REPUBLICAN SPEAKING ON THE HOUSE FLOOR A MOMENT AGO, WILL HURD IS THE ONLY BACK TO SMITH BLACK REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE AND IS NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION AND HE SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL BECAUSE THEY ARE MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE LEGISLATION THAT COULD BECOME LOST SO HE CANNOT SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL IT WILL BE A VERY PARTISAN VOTE >> DO WE KNOW WHEN THE VOTE IS EXPECTED TODAY AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES? >> IT IS SOMETHING WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW

THEY ARE SET TO VOTE ON IT TONIGHT AND I'M TALKING TO SOURCES IN THE SENATE AND SEEING IF ANY BIPARTISAN DISCUSSIONS OR TALKS HAVE BEGUN BETWEEN SENATOR TIM SCOTT OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND SENATOR HARRIS AND ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE WHO HAVE BEEN TALKING CONSTANTLY AND I'M TOLD TODAY ANY SORT OF FORMAL OR ACCELERATED CONVERSATION HAS NOT BEEN DONE AND I TALK CAUGHT UP WITH SENATOR SCOTT IN THE HALLWAY AND HE SOUNDED EXTREMELY DEFEATED AND HE SAID HE IS WILLING TO TRY TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT BUT HE IS SAYING THE DEMOCRATS ARE ASKING IN A POLITICAL NATURE HE TOLD ME THEY ARE PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME OF POLITICS HOPING TO PERHAPS WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER SO THEY CAN GET SOMETHING BETTER AND HE CALLS IT DANGEROUS AND THINKS DEMOCRATS ARE NOT OPERATING IN GOOD FAITH AND IT SHOWS THAT BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES AND THE DEMOCRATS DO NOT TRUST THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES TO GO TO THE NEGOTIATIONS AND PERHAPS ALLOW ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TRUST ON CAPITOL HILL ON THIS ISSUE DESPITE THE PUBLIC PRESSURE TO DO SOMETHING IS VERY LOW >>> IT IS INCREDIBLE AND ALMOST FEELS LIKE WHEN I ASK YOU ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN'S REACTION TO BUT YOU'RE ALMOST GIVING ME THE SAME ANSWERS BECAUSE THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY AND BOTH PARTIES WANT TO GET SOMETHING DONE AND THEY KNOW IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THERE JUST SEEMS TO BE AN INCREDIBLE DISCONNECT >> THERE ABSOLUTELY IS AND I CAUGHT UP WITH SPEAKER PELOSI AND LAST WEEK SHE INDICATED SHE MIGHT BE SUPPORTIVE OF GOING TO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE WITH THE SENATE AND THAT MEANS THAT EACH PASS THEIR OWN HOUSE AND COME TOGETHER AFTERWARD AND WORK OUT A COMPROMISE BILL

LAST WEEK SHE SAID THAT WAS A PROCESS THAT SHE WAS SUPPORT AND TODAY I ASKED HER IF THE SENATE DEMOCRAT MADE A MISTAKE BY BLOCKING THIS REPUBLICAN BILL SHE IS VERY PROUD OF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR STANDING UP AND DOING WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND SHE BLAMES THE MEDIA FOR GIVING REPUBLICANS TOO MUCH CREDIT FOR WHAT SHE SAYS WAS PUTTING OUT A BAD BILL BOTH SIDES ARE GOING OUT ON RECESS FOR A COUPLE WEEKS IN ABOUT 10 DAYS OR SO AND IF ANYTHING IS TO HAPPEN, THE EARLIEST IT WOULD HAPPEN WOULD BE THE END OF JULY >> IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKE WE ARE GETTING VERY FAR ON POLICE REFORM

THANK YOU, SO MUCH >> THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY HE FOCUSED ON HEALTHCARE, WEARING A MASK AND PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND FIND OUT HOW FAMILIES HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT >> COVERING THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AND HE JOINS ME NOW, WHAT WEEKLY VISITS? YOU VOTED ON YOUR CALENDAR AND HE KNOW EACH WEEK YOU WILL BE HERE HOW BUSY ON THE FOREFRONT OF SO MANY AMERICANS

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO GET OUT TODAY? >> FIRST, I WILL ASK YOU TO HELP ME OUT BECAUSE THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE WEAVING AS WE SPEAK NUDGE ME TO TURN AROUND AND SHOUT A QUESTION I WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE AND THE QUESTION ABOUT HEALTHCARE, BEFORE JOE BIDEN BEGAN RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT, HE WAS THE MOST SURROGATE FOR CONGRESSIONAL CONGRESS AND WHAT DO WE REMEMBER BEING THE WINNING ISSUE OR ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONES FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS TO WIN BACK CONTROL OF THE MAJORITY AND IT WAS HEALTHCARE AS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN NETS THE STRATEGY FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION, THEY WANT TO REPLICATE THAT STRATEGY AND EXPANDED

HEALTHCARE AND HIS PLAN TO BUILD ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND IN THE AGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF IT, JOE BIDEN DEBUTED AS A BUNGLED RESPONSE AND THE CONTINUED BUNGLED RESPONSE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ATTEMPTING TO INVALIDATE THERE WILL BE A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS AND PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT HAVE AND THOSE IN NEED HEALTHCARE WOULD LOSE THE POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT PLANS IT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SUCCESSFUL SO THIS IS A CRITICAL OPPORTUNITY FOR JOE BIDEN >> IF BIDEN WINS THE ELECTION, WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND GIVEN WHAT WE'VE SEEN THERE ARE HEALTH EMERGENCIES THAT ARE FORCING JOE BIDEN TO REELECT REEVALUATE HIS HEALTHCARE PROPOSAL JOE BIDEN DID SAY DURING HIS REMARKS THAT WE NEED A PUBLIC OPTION NOW MORE THAN EVER AND THAT WAS BASICALLY A SUMMATION OF WHAT THE PROPOSAL WOULD DO

TAKE WHAT THE PRESIDENT PASSED IN 2010 AND ADD SOMETHING HE SAYS THAT THEY WANTED TO GET AT THE TIME BUT WOULD NOT ABLE TO GET AN AGREEMENT IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO BUY INTO A MEDICARE PLAN THIS WAS IN CONCERT WITH HIS RIVALS HE EQUATED DURING THE NOMINATION FIGHT OF WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO DO, THROWING OUT SOMETHING THAT WORKS COMPARED TO SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE A POLITICAL LIFT TAKING WHAT HE PASSED TO DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO BUILD ON IT AND THE REMARKS SAY HE CAME TO BUILD PUBLIC ENERGY HE HOPES TO HAVE A DEMOCRATIC SENATE WORKING WITH HIM NEXT YEAR >> A NUMBER OF POLLS SHOW BIDEN HOLDING A SIGNIFICANT LEAD IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP CARRY THAT IN 2016 WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN SAYING — THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, THAT IS

>> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HELD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH MEMBERS OF THE BIDEN PRESS CORPS BEFORE THE EVENT AND WERE ASKED ABOUT THE POLLS AS WELL AND THEY SAID WE DO NOT PUT ANY STOCK IN ANY PUBLIC FOLD WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, THEY BELIEVE THE POLLS , THEY HAVE THEIR OWN OF COURSE AS WELL WHICH WOULD BE EVEN MORE BUT THEY ARE GUARDING AGAINST TAKING IT TOO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GUARD AGAINST THEIR SUPPORTERS AND TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED AND THAT'S WHY YOU SEE OVER THE COURSE OF THE WEEK THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN INCLUDING THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND FORMER PRESIDENT OBAMA IN THE EVENT THEY HELD ON TUESDAY, STRETCHING THE URGENCY OF THE MOMENT AND NOT TAKING ANYTHING FOR GRANTED ONE OF THE THINGS THEY EMPHASIZE IN TERMS OF THE POLLS IS IT'S HARD TO PREDICT WHAT THE ACTUAL ELECTORATE WILL LOOK LIKE BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO HARD FOR MOST AMERICANS TO VOTE LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN LAST WEEK IN THE PRIMARIES WHERE THEY ARE STILL WORKING TO COUNT THE VOTE >> THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MAY BE ON HIS WAY SHORTLY AND I HAVE NO DOUBT WHEN YOU SEE HIM, YOU WILL ASK HIM ABOUT THE BEEF STICKS >> I WILL GIVE IT MY BEST IS ALWAYS

>>> THE COLORADO GOVERNOR LOOKING INTO THE CASE OF A BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY AFTER OFFICERS PUT HIM IN A CHOKE HOLD THE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOIN ME NOW TELL US ABOUT THE CASE >> THE CASE HAS RAISING A LOT OF QUESTIONS GETTING SOME ATTENTION OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS ESPECIALLY SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IT ALL HAPPENED IN AURORA, COLORADO, DENVER SUBURB IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR

BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE WAS RECENTLY REVIEWED AND IT TOOK SEVERAL MONTHS FOR IT TO BE RELEASED AND THE 23-YEAR-OLD DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY THE POLICE WERE CALLED AND WERE RESPONDING TO A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON AND ELIJAH McCLAIN WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN A MASK AND THE FAMILY SAID HE WAS DOING IT BECAUSE HE HAD A BLOOD CONDITION AND ALSO GOT COLD THE POLICE SAW THE OFFICER COME UP AND STOP HIM AND THEN HE WAS PUSHED TO THE GROUND HE EVENTUALLY DIES DAYS LATER AFTER HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND WHETHER POLICE SHOULD HAVE USED FORCE

IT'S INTERESTING THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS FROM THE LOCAL DISTRICT DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HE DID NOT BRING CHARGES AGAINST THE OFFICER AND THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THE CASE FOLLOWING INTENSE PUBLIC PRESSURE ANNOUNCING THAT IT WILL RESUBMIT TO THE CASE >> WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED? >> THERE WERE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE AND WERE INITIALLY PLACED ON LEAVE AS IS OFTEN THE CASE REGARDING ANY TYPE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE COMPLAINTS OR ANY TYPE OF OFFICER INVOLVED DEATH THE INITIAL INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS HAD FOLLOWED PROTOCOL AND FOLLOWED TRAINING

AT LEAST WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE TRAINING AND THEY WERE ALLOWED TO GO BACK ON THE JOB THE FAMILY WANTS CRIMINAL CHARGES AND I SPOKE WITH THE MOTHER AND SHE DOES WANT CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THE CASE >> WHAT WILL LIKELY HAPPEN NOW THAT THE ESTATE IS TAKING OVER THE INVESTIGATION? >> THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION AND I WAS READING ABOUT THIS CASE A SHORT TIME AGO AND WHAT LEGAL EXPERTS SAY COULD HAPPEN ONE EXPERT OR FORMER POLICE OFFICER TOLD THE POST THAT IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT THE STATE CAN DO THEY HAVE COME OUT AND SAID THEY DID NOT BELIEVE IT WAS HOMICIDE

AND THEY HAVE SAID HE DOESN'T BELIEVE IT RISES TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES EVEN IF HE THINKS THAT PERHAPS IT WAS A TRAGEDY THAT HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS IT DOES NOT RIDE TO THE LEVEL OF CHARGES THERE THEY ARE CONSIDERING A HIGHER INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR TO LOOK AT THIS CASE AND I STARTED TO GET NATIONWIDE ATTENTION THAT 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION AND IT IS PARTLY WHAT LED THE GOVERNOR TO RE-EXAMINING THE CASE AND ASKING FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CASE >> THE CASE GETTING SO MUCH NATIONAL ATTENTION AND NO DOUBT WE WILL TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IT AGAIN SOON >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED IT'S AND IS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAY STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED

EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK IT'S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, TV, MOVIES, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS THERE'S MORE

>> IT'S TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF AND TRENDING, MINDBENDING DO YOU SEE THIS AND DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? DO WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE AND IT'S FREE >> THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>>> I THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOUR DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >>> THE NEW YORK CITY HOMICIDE RATE IS AT A FIVE-YEAR HIGH THE COMMISSIONER ADDRESSING THE SEARCH ON THE TODAY SHOW

>> WE WANT SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN GUN VIOLENCE WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE VIOLENT CRIMINALS ARE WALKING AROUND ON THE STREETS AND SHOOTINGS AND HOMICIDES AND WE HAVE TO DO BETTER >> THE NEWS INVESTIGATION CORRESPONDENT JOIN ME NOW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SHOT IN THE CITY ARE UP 42% AND THAT IS AN ALARMING STATISTIC WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL US? >> IT'S AN ALARMING STATISTIC WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE MAJORITY OF NEW YORK CITY IS STILL SHUT DOWN

WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ON THE STREET AND WE STILL FIND IT IT IS PARTICULARLY CONCERNING WITH HOMICIDES RUNNING 25% OVER THE FIVE YEAR MARK WHICH IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE A COUPLE THINGS ARE HAPPENING AND PRIMARILY, WE TOUCHED ON THIS A LITTLE BIT BEFORE BUT I WILL GO INTO MORE DETAIL IT'S A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE SERIOUS CRIME AND WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ARE BREAKDOWNS IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND PANDEMIC RELATED ECONOMIC BREAKDOWNS IN THE CITY AND IT HAS COME TOGETHER STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON AND HE STARTED TALKING ABOUT IT IN JANUARY

HE SAID, THE STORM I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS ESSENTIALLY HERE RIGHT NOW YOU SEE THE SMALL PERCENTAGE DOING AN AWFUL LOT OF DAMAGE IN NEW YORK CITY, INVOLVED IN SHOOTINGS AND TYPICALLY CENTERED AROUND OTHER ACTIVITIES LIKE MARIJUANA USE, ILLEGAL GAMBLING AND USE OF ILLEGAL GUNS AND IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE >> HE IS CALLING THIS AN EXPLOSION AND WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT AND WHAT IS CAUSING ALL OF THIS? >> IT CAN BE BOILED DOWN TO THREE AREAS THE FIRST IS BECAUSE THE COURTS HAVE BEEN SO ROCKED BY CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT IS WE DON'T HAVE GRAND JURIES THE WAY WITH WOULD NORMALLY HAVE

EVEN ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, WE ARE NOT SEEING GRAND JURIES LIKE WE ARE USED TO SEEING WE DON'T HAVE THE GRAND JURIES AND WE DON'T HAVE TRIALS SO YOU MAY HAVE PEOPLE OUT ON BAIL, PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SERIOUS CRIMES THAT ARE OUT AND HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO RE- COMMIT THE CRIMES AND UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES PEOPLE CAN BE LET OUT OF RIKERS ISLAND AND NOBODY IS HIRING ANYBODY RIGHT NOW THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS AND LET ALONE PEOPLE ARE HIRING CONVICTED FELONS WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS GOING DIRECTLY TO HOMELESS SHELTERS AND AT SOME POINT PEOPLE HAVE TO EAT AND PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES AND THAT IS THE SECOND ISSUE AND THE THIRD ISSUE IS BECAUSE OF THE RECENT BILL REFORM AND LAWS PASSED IN NEW YORK CITY AND NEW YORK STATE AS WELL AS RECENT CHANGES BY SOME OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE PUT INTO DIVERSION YESTERDAY IT WAS SAID THERE IS NO SUPERVISION AND THERE ARE NO RESOURCES FOR THE PAROLE OFFICER TO BE ABLE TO BE ON TOP OF THESE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COMMITTED SERIOUS CRIMES AND ARE TRYING TO BE GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE AND SOME ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT IN A GOOD WAY AND SOME ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT IN A VIOLENT AND CRIMINAL WAY >> IS THERE ANY PLAN IN PLACE TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT THEY COULD DO TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM BEFORE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER? AND THIS BILL WILL HAVE TO WAIT OUT BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM >> THE QUESTION YOU'RE ASKING IS THE PERFECT QUESTION AND THE QUESTION THAT NEEDS ANSWERS THE STATISTICS WILL CONTINUE TO GET WORSE REAL PEOPLE ARE GETTING SHOT OVER THIS

THAT IF SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE FIRST THINGS FIRST, YESTERDAY THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IS ABLE TO HAVE VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS AND I BELIEVE WE COULD HAVE VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS WITH PEOPLE GETTING A FAIR TRIAL BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE A SYSTEM IN PLACE WHERE WE COULD GET THE TRADITIONAL SYSTEM AND IT THAT WILL BE THE FIRST THING AND SECOND COMING HAVE TO WORK IT LOOK A CERTAIN ASPECTS I THINK TIME WILL TELL HE FORESHADOWED THAT YESTERDAY AND THE THIRD THING IS THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING, LET OUT OF JAIL FOR A CORONAVIRUS RELATED REASON OR SOMEBODY IS GOING TO BE DIVERTED AND THEY HAVE TO THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED WHEN THEY'RE NOT IN THE JAIL POPULATION

AND PEOPLE START TO RECOMMIT CRIMES, 250 PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LET OUT OF REIKER'S ISLAND AS A RESULT OF INCREASES HAVE BEEN ARRESTED 450 TIMES, ACCORDING TO MELISSA RUSSO SO THAT'S A LOT THAT HAS TO BE DEALT WITH, BECAUSE THAT CAN REALLY START TO DRIVE CRIME THAT'S A PROBLEM, ALISON

>>> LOT OF NEWS THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES MAY BE 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED THAT'S FROM ERICA EDWARDS THE NEW ESTIMATE COMES FROM BLOOD SAMPLES SHOWING THAT THE ONE COVID-19 POSITIVE TEST

TEN PEOPLE HAVE THE ABOUT BODIES THE FINDINGS SHOW THE TOTAL NUMBER COULD ACTUALLY SURPASS 20 MILLION IN THE US AND THE CDC IS ALSO IN THE SPOTLIGHT TODAY FOR REVISING ITS LIST OF PEOPLE WHO ARE AT RISK OF SEVERE COVID-19 ILLNESS, INCLUDING REMOVING THE AGE THRESHOLD THAT SAID OVER AGE 65 RISKS STEADILY INCREASE AS YOU AGE

THE ANNOUNCEMENT MENTIONED A GROWING BODY OF RESEARCH SHOWING THAT PREGNANT WOMEN WERE, QUOTE, "MORE LIKELY TO BEING HOSPITALIZED," ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT THEY WERE NOT AT MORE RISK OF DYING FROM COVID- 19 >>> CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOME ANNOUNCING A BUDGET EMERGENCY FOR HIS STATE AMID THE PANDEMIC IT OPENS UP MORE FUNDING FOR THE STATE'S RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS, SPECIFICALLY MORE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN THE CASE OF POTENTIAL HOSPITAL SURGES GOVERNOR NEWSOME REMINDING RESIDENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIVIDUAL ACTION

>> THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU CAN MAKE IS WHEN YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT IN PUBLIC WE HAVE A MANDATE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO WEAR A FACE COVERING WE BELIEVE THAT CAN HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON SLOWING THE SPREAD, PROTECTING YOU, BREAKING OTHERS, AND SENDING A MESSAGE OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS VIRUS >>> MEANWHILE, NEW YORK CITY, ONCE THE EPICENTER OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES, IS STILL ON TRACK TO ENTER PHASE THREE OF REOPENING THAT'S FROM OUR LOCAL STATION, NBC NEW YORK

THE CITY HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST TRANSMISSION RATES IN THE UNITED STATES TAKE A LISTEN TO MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO >> IT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD THAT THIS KEEPS MOVING IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO GET THEIR LIVELIHOODS BACK

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESSES TRYING SO HARD TO SURVIVE IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY >> NOW, THIS, OF COURSE, FOLLOWS GOVERNOR CUOMO'S ANNOUNCEMENT YESTERDAY THAT THE TRI-STATE AREA WOULD BE REQUIRING A 14-DAY QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS FROM CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOTS >>> AND THE NYPD HAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED A POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS SEEN ON VIDEO PUTTING A MAN IN AN APPARENT CHOKEHOLD THAT'S FROM MUN YON BURKE

THE OFFICER WAS SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY AFTER THE INCIDENT ON SUNDAY ON A QUEENS BOARDWALK, AND HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED STRANGELATION THE CITY'S BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, WHICH REPRESENTS OFFICERS, DID NOT IMMEDIATELY RETURN REQUEST FOR COMMENT FROM "NBC NEWS" >>> LAST UP, THE KENTUCKY DERBY, OF COURSE, AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS HORSE RACE WILL HAVE FANS IN ATTENDANCE THE EVENT TYPICALLY BRINGS 150,000 OR SO SPECTATORS, AND TAKES PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY

IT'S BEEN PUSHED BACK TO SEPTEMBER 5th, AND NOW FANS WILL BE SITTING IN THE GRAND STANDS THE PRESIDENT OF CHURCH,LL DOWNS DID NOT TESTIFY HOW MANY FINANCIALS WOULD BE ALLOWED, BUT SAID THERE WOULD BE REDUCED CAPACITY LOT OF NEWS THERE ALISON, BACK OVER TO YOU >> PLENTY OF NEWS THERE, ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> HOSPITALS ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMED WITH PATIENTS THE STATE REPORTING MORE THAN 3,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES JUST TODAY ''NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FREER JOINS ME FROM SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA MORE THAN HALF OF THE CASES IN THAT STATE ARE PEOPLE UNDER 45 WHY ARE WE SEEING SO MANY YOUNGER PEOPLE GETTING SICK? >> IT'S TRULY A REFLECTION OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING AROUND THE COUNTRY

MAYBE IT'S NOT A HUGE SURPRISE OLDER PEOPLE ARE AT HIGHER RISK IF THEY GET COVID-19 THEY'RE PROBABLY MORE LIKELY TO STAY AT HOME MORE BUSINESSES HAVE REOPENED IN ARIZONA IT'S YOUNGER PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CUPID UP FOR SEVERAL WEEKS WHO ARE MORE LIKELY TO GO OUT IN ARIZONA

RESTAURANTS AND BARS HAD OPENED UP SO A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT AND ABOUT WE SPOKE WITH ONE YOUNG MAN, JIMMY FLORES, WHO SAID EARLIER THIS MONTH, HE WAS GOING OUT HE WASN'T WEARING A MASK, SOCIAL- DISTANCING HE KIND OF THOUGHT HE WAS INVINCIBLE

EARLIER THIS MONTH, HE CAME DOWN WITH COVID- 19 IT WAS SO BAD, HE HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE TOLD US >> I'M THE GUY THAT DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

I WAS NOT WEARING A MASK I FELT INVINCIBLE I GOT MY RESULTS BACK ON THURSDAY POSITIVE FOR COVID I KNEW THAT EXISTED

I MEAN, I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION, RIGHT? BUT FOR ME, I DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY FOR MYSELF, WHICH WAS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE >> Reporter: HE IS FEELING BETTER NOW, AND HE HOPES TO SHARE HIS STORY TO SPREAD THIS MESSAGE TO OTHER PEOPLE IT IS FAR MORE RARE FOR PEOPLE TO END UP HOSPITALIZED HE WANTED TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT THERE, SO YOUNGER PEOPLE CAN REALIZE THEY'RE NOT INVINCIBLE, AND THEY NEED TO KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FROM PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE OUT AND ABOUT ALISON? >> JOE, THE ARIZONA HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYING THERE ARE FEWER THAN 200ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN ARIZONA

WHAT IS THE PLAN HERE IF HOSPITALS RUN OUT OF BEDS? >> Reporter: YEAH WELL, WE HAVEN'T HEARD SPECIFIC PLANS FOR THE STATE ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE BEGINNING DO IN THIS SITUATION WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT ICU BESIDE ACROSS THE STATE IN ALL ARE ABOUT 88% FULL THAT'S UP FROM 84% EARLIER THIS MONTH SOME EXPERTS SAY THAT NUMBER IS ONLY GOING TO GO UP

WE SPOKE WITH THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE STATE'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES, WILL HUMBLE HE SAYS HE EXPECTS, FIRST OF ALL, THE STATES NEED TO DO SOMETHING LIKE SURGE STATUS THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IN HOSPITALS THEY'RE GOING TO BE PROVIDING THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE, BUT MAYBE, IF YOU ARE IN A HOSPITAL BED, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE TO AN ICU BED IF THOSE ICU BEDS ARE FULL THERE MAY BE SOME ADJUSTMENTS NEEDED IF THINGS GET TO CAPACITY

HUMBOLDT TALKED ABOUT HOW HE THINKS THE STATE NEEDS TO ADDRESS THIS SITUATION TAKE A LISTEN >> THE NUMBER- ONE THING IS DO EVERYTHING YOU POSSIBLY CAN TO INCREASE THE STAFFING CAPACITY WITHIN OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, BECAUSE THE SURGE OF PATIENTS THAT'S ON THE WAY THAT ARE INK EWE BAITING THE VIRUS ARE COMING AND THE TIME TO STAFF UP ISN'T WHEN YOU ALREADY HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOW SO YOU CAN PREPARE FOR WHEN THAT HAPPENS

>> APOLOGIES, GUYS I DON'T HAVE IS D >>> WE'RE GOING TO HEAD OUT TO PRESIDENT TRUMP A SHIPYARD WAS AWARDED A $5 BILLION CONTRACT

LET'S LISTEN IN >> YOU ARE GOING TO BE SO BUSY I KNOW YOU WENT THROUGH A LITTLE HARD TIME NOT ANYMORE NOT ANYMORE

FOR MORE THAN 75 YEARS, THE WORKERS OF THIS SHIPYARD HAVE BUILT SOME 1,500 OF THE FINEST AND MOST FEARSOME VESSELS EVER TO SAIL YOU'VE KEPT OUR COUNTRY SAFE AND OUR NAVY STRONG EVERY SINGLE DAY, YOU PROVE THAT AMERICAN WORKERS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AND NOW YOU'RE GOING TO DO THINGS LIKE YOU'VE NEVER DONE BEFORE MOMENTS AGO, I WALKED THE LENGTH OF THE MAJESTIC FREEDOM CLASS COMBAT SHIP THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN POURING YOUR HEARTS AND SOULS OUT FOR OVER A YEAR SOON THAT SHIP WILL BE COMMISSIONED INTO THE MOST POWERFUL FLEET IN HUMAN HISTORY

WE'RE BUILDING UP THE NAVY WE'LL HAVE 350 SHIPS IT WAS ACTUALLY DOWN TO A LEVEL, WHICH WAS WORLD WAR I THAT WAS A LONG TILE AGO, WORLD WAR I WE'RE BUILDING IT UP RAPIDLY, TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY

THEY'LL BE BIGGER AND STRONGER THAN IT EVER WAS BEFORE EVER WHERE IT GOES, OUR ALLIES AND ENEMIES ALIKE WILL KNOW THE STRENGTH AND PRIDE THAT SYMBOLIZES THAT NAME, USS, AND THERE IT IS, MARIONETTE I'M PROUD OF IT, RIGHT I WANT TO THANK THE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF TIM TERRY, MARIONETTE MARINES TO RESCUERS TO AN INCREDIBLE PLACE IT IS REALLY AN INCREDIBLE PLACE

BECAUSE YOU'RE HERE BUT THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU, INCLUDING, I WANT TO THANK JAN ALMOND, DARIO DESE, AND VICE ADMIRAL RICK HUNT THANK YOU VERY MUCH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH GREAT JOB THANK YOU

THANKS ALSO TO LOCKHEED MARTIN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT STEPHANIE HILL THANK YOU, STEPHANIE GREAT JOB WE'RE PLEASED TO BE JOINED AS WELL BY COMMERCE SECRETARY RETAIL BURR ROSS HE'S PUTTING HIS MAGIC TO WORK

OUR ECONOMY IS COMING BACK AT A LEVEL THAT NOBODY EVER IMAGINED POSSIBLE WE'RE DOING GREAT REMEMBER, AS I SAY THIS ALL THE TIME, BECAUSE WE'RE IN FRONT OF THE MEDIA LOOK AT ALL THOSE PEOPLE

THE FAKE NEWS >> [ CHEERING ] >> WE HAVE THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM IN THE WORLD, WE DEVELOPED IT OVER A PERIOD OF TIME ALMOST 0 MILLION CASES WE HAVE CASES BECAUSE WE TEST

DEATHS ARE DOWN WE HAVE ONE OF THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATES WE'VE DONE AN INCREDIBLE HISTORIC JOB I WANT ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ON THE TASK FORCE THAT HAVE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB ON THE TESTING, ON THE VENTILATORS WE'RE NOW MAKING THOUSANDS OF VENTILATORS A WEEK

WHEN WE STARTED, WE WEREN'T MAKING VENTILATORS WE HAD VERY FEW NOW WE'RE HELPING OTHER COUNTRIES WITH THE VENTILATOR A LITTLE BIT LIKE CHIPS THEY'RE COMPLICATED TO MAKE

THEY'RE BIG THEY'RE EXPENSIVE AND WE'RE NOW MAKING THOUSANDS THEY CALL, AND WE NEED HELP THERE'S THIS HORRIBLE VIRUS

IT HAS HIT 188 COUNTRIES, IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT IT CAME FROM CHINA, AND IT HIT 188 COUNTRIES NOT GOOD NOT GOOD I WANT TO THANK WISCONSIN STATE REPRESENTATIVES NONNAIGREN

MARY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU BOTH AND MEREDITH MAYOR STEVE GINOZOD THANK YOU WE'RE HERE TO CELEBRATE THE RESOUNDING VICTORY FOR ALL OF YOU, FOR WISCONSIN, THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, FOR AN ENTIRE NATION

OUR NATION IS VERY PROUD OF WISCONSIN IT WAS LOOKING BLEAK YOU WERE DOWN TO 44 PEOPLE IT WAS CLOSING UP A LOT OF GOOD THINGS CAME ALONG

DESPITE YOUR EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY OVER THE GENERATIONS, THIS BELOVED FACILITY, THE MAINSTAY OF YOUR COMMUNITY BY FAR YOU WERE GOING TO LOVES TO POVERTY THEY ACTUALLY HAD LEVELS OF POVERTY NOBODY WOULD HAVE BELIEVED MANUFACTURING, REMEMBER? MANUFACTURING WAS NEVER GOING TO COME BACK WELL IT DID COME BACK, AND IT CAME BACK BIG

BUT I UNDERSTAND — I HAVE AN APTITUDE FOR MANUFACTURING, AND I SAID, "IT'S GOT TO COME BACK, AND IT WILL COME BACK" AND WE WERE DOING GREAT, AND NOW WE'RE DOING BETTER WE'LL HAVE A BETTER YEAR NEXT YEAR, I THINK, THAN ANY YEAR IN OUR HISTORY WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE SINGLE GREATEST YEAR WE'VE EVER HAD FROM AN EMPLOYMENT STANDPOINT, FROM A STOCK MARKET STANDPOINT AND YOUR 401KS NOW, PEOPLE HAVE 401KS

THEY'RE HAPPY WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, BECAUSE THEY'RE ALMOST AT THE LEVEL THEY WERE WHEN THE VIRUS CAME OVER BUT THIS IS A MAINSTAY OF YOUR COMMUNITY, AND IT WAS FACING THE PROSPECT OF A FINAL LAY OFF AND A TOTAL DOWNSIZE PRODUCTION, DOWNSIZED TO ALMOST NOTHING THIS PAST APRIL, OUR FORTUNES TURNED AROUND, AND THEY TURNED AROUND QUICKLY AS PART OF MY ADMINISTRATION'S COLOSSAL REBUILDING OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, WE'VE TOTALLY REBUILT THE MILITARY, $2 1/2 TRILLION SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY, "THAT'S OUT OF THE BUDGET

" ILL SAY, "THERE IS NO BUDGET WHEN IT COMES TO OUR MILITARY," BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT THE WRONG PEOPLE RUNNING UP THE FRONT LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE, RIGHT? >> [ CHEERING ] >> IF THEY WERE, I WOULDN'T WANT TO SAY I DID A LOUSY JOB WITH THE MILITARY, BUT DID A GREAT JOB WITH THE BUDGET NO THANK YOU NO, WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE — YOU KNOW WHAT'S THE GREATEST PART ABOUT IT? THE GREATEST MISSILES IN THE WORLD, GREATEST ROCKETS YOU SAW THE OTHER DAY ONE OF THE ROCKETS GO OFF SO SUCCESSFULLY THE GREATEST SHIPS, THE GREATEST SHIPS

THESE ARE THE GREATEST OF THEIR KIND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THE FASTEST AND MOST POWERFUL THE GREATEST OF EVERYTHING AND, YOU KNOW, THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT IT, IT'S ALL MADE IN THE USA, IT'S MADE BY YOU AND YOUR COUNTERPARTS >> [ CHEERING ] >> MADE IN THE USA

AS PART OF OUR PROGRAM TO REBUILD THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, YOU WERE AWARDED A CONTRACT TO BUILD THE NEXT GENERATION OF GUIDED MISSILES FOR THE UNITED STATES NAVY, THE FFGX FX — IS THAT GOOD? FX SO YOU HAVE THE FXGS THAT'S RIGHT IT'S PRETTY GOOD

WHAT DOES THAT SAND FOR, PLEASE? DOES ANYBODY KNOW? FFGX? I THINK NOBODY KNOWS, BUT THAT'S OKAY IT SOUNDS GOOD TO ME BUT IT'S GOING TO BE BUILT RIGHT HERE IN THE AMERICAN HEARTLAND IT'S GOING TO BE BUILT BY YOU IT'S GOING TO GO FOR A LONG TIME

IT MIGHT BE EXTENDED, AND THEY'RE WORKING ON AN EXTENSION WE'LL SEE JUST GO YOU'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING YOUR HEARTS AWAY GOOD LUCK ON THE PROGRAM

THE PROGRAM IS UP TO $55 MILLION WE'LL CONSTRUCT SOME OF THE FASTEST, MOST ADVANCED, AND MOST MANEUVERABLE COMBAT SHIPS ANYWHERE IN THE OCEAN THE OTHER IS YOUR LOCATION IN WISCONSIN IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH

THIS CONTRACT WILL SUPPORT YOUR 1,500 FULL- TIME EMPLOYEES IT WILL ALSO ENABLE YOU TO HIRE PEOPLE IN WISCONSIN IT'S WITHIN OF THE BIGGEST CONTRACTS IN THE STATE AN ESTIMATED 15,000 ADDITIONAL JOBS WILL BE CREATED THROUGH THE WISCONSIN SUPPLY CHAIN THAT'S NOT A SUPPLY CHAIN GOING THROUGH CHINA, GOING THROUGH OTHER COUNTRIES

IT'S CALLED THE WISCONSIN ISN'T THAT NICE? THE WISCONSIN SUPPLY CHAIN THAT'S BEEN BUGGING ME FOR ABOUT 25 YEARS CANADA NO LONGER TAKES ADVANTAGE OF US LIKE THEY DID PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE OH, CANADA, BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL ANTHEM BUT THEY WERE BRUTAL ON TRADE NOW THEY HAVE TO TREAT US FAIRLY

USMCA WE GOT RID OF THE WORST TRADE DEAL EVER MADE IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND HUGEKIND THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY NOWADAYS HUMANKIND

HUMANKIND I JUST WANT TO SAY WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE DEAL IT'S GOING TO LEAD TO A LOT OF VERY POSITIVE THINGS BUT THE WISCONSIN SUPPLY CHAIN CHAIN, 9,000 MORE JOBS ARE GOING TO BE GENERATED BECAUSE OF THE CHAIN ITSELF THAT IS A TRULY PHENOMENAL ACHIEVEMENT

AND I CONGRATULATE YOU ALL IT'S GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE THING IT'S ALL GOING TO BE MADE RIGHT HERE IN WISCONSIN UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, YOU KNOW THAT AMERICAN WORKERS LIKE YOU ARE A NATIONAL TREASURE YOU ARE THE VICTORY AT SEA

VICTORY AT SEA THAT'S WHAT YOU LEAD US TO YOUR PATRIOTISM CAN NOT BE OUTSOURCED YOUR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE CAN NOT BE REPLICATED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THAT'S WHY WE'RE PROTECTING OUR DEFENSE AND OUR DEFENSIVE INDUSTRIAL BASE, WHICH WE'RE BUILDING UP STRONGER AND STRONGER

JUST DON'T TELL ANYBODY I SAID IT WE HAVE PLACES, GREAT PLACES, INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, TREMENDOUSLY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE, PEOPLE WITH TREMENDOUS TALENT WE'RE DOING OTHER THINGS IN OTHER LOCATIONS, LIKE THE MISSILES, LIKE THE ROCKETS, LIKE THE TANKS, LIKE ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE BUILDING IT'S INCREDIBLE WHEN YOU SEE IT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE

WE STARTED GETTING AWAY FROM IT WE STARTED NOT BUILDING IN THE NAVY WE HAVEN'T BUILT THE SHIPS THE SHIPS THEY WERE BUILDING, THEY LOOKED TERRIBLE I LOOKED AT IT

I SAID, "THAT'S A TERRIBLE- LOOKING SHIP IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL" IT WILL COST YOU THE SAME AND MAYBE LESS SOMETIMES YOU CAN MAKE IT LOOK GREAT FOR LESS MONEY I SAID, "THIS IS NOT A GOOD- LOOKING SHIP

LET'S CHANGE THE DESIGN OF IT" WE GOT PEOPLE IN, AND WE LOOKED AT DIFFERENT DESIGNERS AS LONG AS WE'RE GOING TO DO IT, AND LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING, HOW BEAUTIFUL TEMPERATURES THEY GAVE ME A BEAUTIFUL MODEL THAT'S ABSOLUTELY — IT'S ABSOLUTELY LIKE A YACHT WITH MISSILES ON IT OKAY? IT'S, LIKE, BEAUTIFUL

YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE SOMETIMES LESS MONEY, SOMETIMES LESS MONEY SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE PROTECTING OUR DEFENSIVE, INDUSTRIAL BASE SALONS I'M YOUR PRESIDENT, AMERICA WILL NEVER LOSE THAT SHIP- BUILDING TALENT OR CAPABILITY IT WON'T LOSE THAT EXCELLENCE OR THE EXPERTISE OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF MERIDA MARINES

WE'LL NEVER LOSE IT, NEVER LOSE IT AND WE'LL ALWAYS LIVE BY TWO SIMPLE THE RULES, BUY AMERICAN, AND HIRE AMERICAN BUY AMERICAN, AND HIRE AMERICAN THE FIRST-IN- CLASS FXGS WILL NOT JUST BE A WIN FOR WISCONSIN WORKERS

IT WILL ALSO BE A MAJOR VICTORY FOR OUR NAVY AND OUR NAVY IS JUST INCREDIBLE, WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH OUR NAVY THE SHIPS WILL DELIVER THE OVERWHELMING FORCE, LETHALITY AND POWER WE NEED TO ENGAGE AMERICA'S ENEMIES ANYWHERE AND AT ANY TIME AND WITH THAT, WE DON'T WANT TO ENGAGE BUT YOU KNOW HOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO ENGAGE? WHEN YOU'RE BUILDING PRODUCT LIKE THAT

WHEN YOU DON'T BUILD PRODUCT LIKE THAT AND WE GO THERE — YOU KNOW, WE REBUILD OUR MILITARY OUR MILITARY WAS TOTALLY DEPLETED WHEN I BECAME YOUR PRESIDENT, WE HAD PLANES THAT WERE 50 YEARS OLD WE HAD A MILITARY THAT WAS TIRED IT WAS VERY TIRED, FROM YEARS OF FIGHTING ENDLESS WARS, WARS THAT NEVER STOPPED

THEN YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THAT FRONT WE HAD THE STRONGEST MILITARY IN THE WORLD BY FAR, AND BEFORE WE HAD AN OLD, WE HAD A VERY TIRED MILITARY >> WHAT WE HAD WERE GREAT PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY, BUT THEY WEREN'T GIVEN THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT NOW IT IS $2 1/2 TRILLION IT WILL BOAST A VERTICAL MISSILE LAUNCHER TO TAKE AMERICAN JUSTICE TO ANY FOE IF NECESSARY, ON AIR, LAND, OR SEA

YOU KNOW ABOUT IT VERY WELL YOU LIVE WITH IT THE SHIP WILL FEEL THE MOST ADVANCED AIR RESEARCH AND AIR RESEARCH CAPABILITY, AND NAVAL HISTORY THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANYTHING SO ADVANCED AS WHAT YOU'RE BUILDING

AMAZING THE SHIP IS 0 TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN THE PREVIOUS GENERATION THAT WAS THE ONE THAT GOT ME THIRTY TIMES THINK OF THAT

THIRTY TIMES MORE POWERFUL THAN THE PREVIOUS GENERATION AND IT WILL CARRY AN MA-60 SEAHAWK HELICOPTER AND AN UNMANNED MQHC FIRE SCOUT DRONE THROUGH YOUR SWEAT, SKILL, AND DEVOTION, THE WORKERS OF THIS SHIPYARD WILL FORGE THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY THERE ARE OTHER THINGS COMING AS YOU GET UP WITH THIS, IT WAS A LOT TO HANDLE

THEY'RE GOING TO BE SPENDING A LOT ON THE RENOVATION OF THE YARD, AND THE EXPANSION OF THE YARD YOU'LL FASHION THE ULTIMATE SYMBOL OF AMERICAN POWER AND AMERICAN PRESTIGE WHEREVER THE FFGX CUTS ACROSS THE HORIZON IT WILL GO AS A 7,500-TON MESSAGE TO THE WORLD THAT AMERICAN MIGHT IS SECOND TO NONE RIGHT I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE JUST A FEW OF THE HARDWORKING PATRIOTS WHO ARE HELPING TO BRING THESE MONUMENT TRADITIONAL SHIPS TO LIFE

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE GARY AYET IS THE THIRD GENERATION OF HIS FAMILY TO WORK IN THE SHIPYARD HE IS NOW A PRODUCTION MANAGER GARY, PLEASE COME UP AND SAY A FEW WORDS GARY, THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU, MR PRESIDENT IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE MY NAME IS GARY AYED

I AM A PRODUCTION MANAGER I WORK IN BUILDING 10, THE CONSTRUCTION FACILITY I AM FORTUNATE TO BE AN EMPLOYEE OVER SEVEN YEARS THROUGH HARD WORK AND DEDICATION, I TRANSITIONED INTO MANAGER THESE EMPLOYEES IN FRONT OF YOU ARE BUILDING THE BEST SHIPS POSSIBLE

THE SENSE OF PRIDE FELT WHEN A SHIP GETS LAUNCHED OR GOES OUT ON TRIALS IS LIKE NOTHING ELSE THESE MEN AND WOMEN BREATHE LIFE INTO STEEL THROUGH HARD WORK, LONG HOURS, AND DEDICATION, THESE INDIVIDUALS GIVING AMERICAN WARFIGHTER THE SHIP HE OR SHE NEEDS AND OR DESERVES MR PRESIDENT, WISCONSIN THANKS YOU

THE CITY OF MARION ET THANKS, AND MARION ET THANKS YOU >> IT LOOKS LIKE HE'S 21 YEARS OLD HE WORKED HERE A LONG TIME, GARY WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING, IT'S WORKING YOU LOOK GOOD

WE'RE ALSO JOINED BY TYLER CAHILL TYLER SERVED FOR NINE YEARS AT THE US NAVY, THEN RETURNED HERE TO HIS HOMETOWN TO BECOME A QUALITY TECHNICAL COORDINATOR TYLER ALSO HELPS RECRUIT YOUNG TALENTED PEOPLE, USUALLY, I GUESS, FROM WISCONSIN, I THINK, PROBABLY

I DON'T KNOW IF HE ACCEPTS ANYBODY FROM ANYWHERE ELSE YOU HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THAT, I THINK BUT I WANT TO JUST ASK TYLER, PLEASE COME UP AND SAY A FEW WORDS THANK YOU, TYLER TYLER

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE MY NAME IS TYLER CAHILL I AM A NATIVE TO THE MARION ET AREA, A PETTY OFFICER IN THE UNITED STATES BDCDS, AN AFGHAN WAR VET, A HOCKEY COACH, AND A QUALITY COORDINATOR HERE AT MARION ET MARINE WHEN I FIRST MOVED BACK AND STARTED HERE AS A WELDER IN 2012, I WOULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED HOWEVER MY CAREER IN COMMUNITY WOULD GROW THE SHIPYARD IS A LIFELINE TO THE COMMUNITY, AND A DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE GROWTH

IN MAJOR PART, DUE TO THE PROGRAM AND THE CONTRACT, I'VE SEEN YOUNG FAMILIES MOVE TO THE AREA FRIENDS OPEN NEW LOCAL BUSINESSES, AND A BEAUTIFUL NEW SPORTS FACILITY TO BE UTILIZED BY THE LOCAL HOCKEY KIDS THAT I GET TO COACH NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THESE CONTRACTS ONCE AGAIN, MR PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU IN ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING OUR NATION'S NAVY

THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, TYLER THANK YOU VERY MUCH VERY MUCH THANK YOU, TYLER >> LOOKS LIKE A TOUGH HOCKEY PLAYER

I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE CHECKING HIM, RIGHT, TILER? A PRETTY TOUGH- LOOKING GUY THE DEDICATION OF THE MEN AND WOMEN HERE TODAY WILL ALSO HELP OUR MILITARY ACCOMPLISH ONE OF MY TOP NATIONAL SECURITY PIRATES, REBUILDING A 355- SHIP NAVY, AS I TOLD YOU IT WENT WAY DOWN, VERY SAD AFTER YEARS OF PAINFUL BUDGET CUTS, WE ENDED THE LAST ADMINISTRATION'S DISASTROUS DEFENSE SEQUESTER WE ENDED THE SEQUESTER

YOU KNOW WHAT I THINK FOR MOST OF YOU? LET'S PUT IT THAT WAY OR THIS WAY IT WAS A VERY GOOD THING THAT WE DID OTHERWISE, YOU WOULDN'T BE BUILDING THESE SHIPS NOW WE ENDED WHAT WAS A TRUE DISASTER WE INVESTED THE $2

5 TRILLION IN ALL OF THE GREATEST EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD, AND IT'S ALL MADE HERE RIGHT IN THE USA A LOT OF IT WILL BE MADE IN WISCONSIN, OUTSIDE OF THIS FACILITY ALSO AND I SIGNED A NEW LAW CREATING VERY IMPORTANTLY — THIS WAS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, THE SIXTH BRANCH OF THE US MILITARY, THE SPACE FORCE

THAT'S A BIG DEAL THAT'S A BIG DEAL WE'RE REVITALIZING OUR PARTNERSHIPS AROUND THE WORLD AND INSISTING THAT OTHER PATIENTS PAY THEIR FAIR NATO THEY WEREN'T PAYING UP NOW MANY OF THEM ARE

THEY'RE DELINQUENT YOU KNOW THAT WORD? THEY'RE DELINQUENT NO OTHER PRESIDENT PRESSED THEM TO PAY I PRESSED THEM TO PAY AND THE PEOPLE AT NATO ARE VERY HAPPY WITH ME, I WILL TELL YOU

THE SECRETARY GENERAL SAID THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT WE TOOK $140 BILLION FROM OTHER PEOPLE, NOT FROM US, FROM OTHER PEOPLE PAYING THEIR BILLS WE WERE GUARDING NATIONS, AND THEY WEREN'T PAYING FOR IT SOMEHOW I SAID THAT DOESN'T WORK TOO WELL NOT FOR ME EITHER, BECAUSE YOU'RE SMART

THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR AMERICAN WORKERS AND TAXPAYERS IT'S PART OF SAUDI ARABIA'S EFFORT TO FULFILL ITS OWN DEFENSE OPERATIONS LAST YEAR, THE KINGDOM PLACED A $13 BILLION ORDER FOR FOUR NEW VESSELS MADE BY YOUR GREAT COMPANY, SO YOU KNOW THE VESSELS THEY'RE GETTING BUILT RIGHT NOW

AND WE FELT VERY STRONGLY THAT THIS IS WHERE IT SHOULD BE, AND WE GAVE THEM A STRONG RECOMMENDATION, AND THEY FOLLOWED IT THAT'S VERY GOOD SINCE 1942, WHEN YOUR COMPANY WAS FOUNDED TO BUILD FIVE WOODEN BARGES FOR WORLD WAR II, THE SMALL TOWN IN WISCONSIN HAS RAISED UP ONE OF THE PREMIER SHIP-BUILDING ENTERPRISES ANYWHERE ON EARTH IF YOU COME BACK HERE IN FIVE YEARS, YOU'LL SEE ONE OF THE TOP PLACES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD YOU SHOULD TAKE IMMENSE PRIDE IN WHAT YOU'VE DONE

THOSE BEFORE YOU, IN MANY CASES YOUR FATHERS AND GRANDFATHERS IN MANY CASES, YOUR FATHERS ARE ALIVE AND PROUD OF THE JOB YOU'RE DOING I MET THREE PEOPLE WHOSE FATHERS WORK HERE, AND IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS ENDING, AND NOW THEY WORK HERE, AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE HERE FOR A LONG TIME SAID, "GET YOUR SON READY, OR GET YOUR DAUGHTER READY" YOUR TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE HAS GIVEN AMERICA TWO CLASSES OF COMBAT SHIPS

THE COAST GUARD CUTTERS THAT PATROL AMERITIME BORDERS, A STATE- OF-THE-ART ICEBREAKER, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE, WHICH WE DID NOT HAVE AN EASY TIME GETTING APPROVED DEMOCRATS DON'T LIKE APPROVING MONEY FOR THE MILITARY FOR WHATEVER REASON SOME DAY YOU'LL EXPLAIN THAT TO ME THEY DON'T LIKE SPENDING MONEY ON OUR MILITARY AND SEVERAL OF THE STATEN ISLAND FERRIES DOING SO MUCH MORE

THE PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS PROSPERED AND PERSEVERED AND HOLDING FAST TO OUR AMERICAN VALUES IN THIS COUNTRY, WE HONOR WORK WE CELEBRATE GREAT CRAFTSMANSHIP I UNDERSTAND CRAFTSMANSHIP MOST OF YOU, YOU CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO WORK

YOUR JOB IS MUCH MORE PLEASANT THAN MINE, THAT I CAN GUARANTEE THAT I CAN GUARANTEE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO GO THROUGH THEY SAID TO ME, "SIR" VERY SMART, VERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON

USED TO CALL ME DONALD NOW HE CALLS ME "SIR" "MR PRESIDENT" I SAID, "CALL ME DONALD

" HE SAID, "SO WHICH IS THE TOUGHEST NATION TO DEAL WITH? IS IT CHINA? IS IT POSSIBLY RUSSIA, OR IS IT NORTH KOREA?" I SAID, "NO THE TOUGHEST NATION TO DEAL WITH ARE THE DEMOCRATS IN THE USA" WE STAND TALL WE STAND STRONG, AND WE ALWAYS STAND PROUD OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH THE HELP OF EVERYONE HERE TODAY, THE SHIPYARD WILL CONTINUE TO PROSPER THIS STATE WILL CONTINUE TO THRIVE, AND THIS NATION THAT WE LOVE WILL CLIMB TO NEW HEIGHTS OF GLORY AND TO GREATNESS THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT QUARTER YOU'LL SEE

ONE OF THE YEARS WILL BE ONE OF THE GREATEST YEARS YOU SEE IT HAPPENING ALREADY IT'S HAPPENING, AND HAPPENING QUICKLY SO I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY AT THIS AMAZING YARD I WANT TO THANK THE GRANDPARENTS AND THE PARENTS THAT PUT YOU HERE

THEY'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU SOME ARE LOOKING DOWN ON YOU RIGHT NOW THEY'RE LOOKING DOWN FROM HEAVEN, AND THEY'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU THEY'RE VERY, VERY PROUD AND I'M ALSO VERY PROUD OF YOU

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL GOD BLESS YOU, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA ALL VERY MUCH THANK YOU ,, ,, ,, , , >> THEY SAID THE REAL SIGN AND THE REAL TEST OF WHETHER OR NOT THIS MOMENT TURNED INTO A MOVEMENT THAT IS, IN FACT, LASTING IS WHAT HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER THEY SAID THE REAL QUESTION TO VOTERS AS THEY HEAD TO THE POLLS WILL BE, DO YOU SEE BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE AS FULL CITIZENS, AND ARE YOU WILLING TO VOTE AND IMPLEMENT POLICIES THAT REFLECT THAT REALITY? ALISON? >>> LAWMAKERS IN SEATTLE RENEWING THEIR CALL TO END CHOP, THE CAPITOL HILL OCCUPIED PROTEST ZONE IT WAS ESTABLISHED TWO WEEKS AGO TO PROTEST POLICE BRUTALITY STEVE PATTERSON JOINING ME NOW FROM SEATTLE STEVE, HOW LONG DO CITY LEADERS PLAN TO LET THIS GO ON? WHAT WHAT ARE PROTESTERS SAYING? WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY? >> Reporter: ALISON, THEY'VE BEEN HARD ON THIS FOR THE PAST WEEK NOW, SAYING THEY WOULD LIKE CHOP TO END

THEY HAVEN'T BEEN SPECIFIC ON HOW AND WHEN THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN SO WHAT WE'VE SEEN THE CITY LEADERS SAY THIS HAS GONE ON NOW FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS, TWO WEEKS IT'S AFFECTING RESIDENTS IT'S AFFECTING BUSINESSES IT'S AFFECTING THE SAFETY OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD

WE JUST GOT A STATEMENT FROM THE CITY, SAYING THEY ARE WORKING WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, CONTINUING OUTREACH HERE TO THE CHOP LEADERSHIP, HOPING DO THIS SAFEFULLY, PEACEABLY, AND IN A TIMELY MANNER SPEAKING WITH THIS CITY, THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS WITHIN ABOUT A WEEK TIME OR LESS AND THEY'D LIKE TO DO IT BY THE WAY THEY SAID THEY'D DO IT ORIGINALLY, BY REACHING OUT TO THE LEADERSHIP OF CHOP, BY USING ORGANIZATIONS AND OUTREACH TO REACH HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY HAVE SET UP CAMP, BUT ALSO REACHING OUT TO THE LEADERSHIP TO SAY THERE IS A DIFFERENCE OPTION BESIDES GOING IN AND USING FORCE THAT IS ONE THING THEY HAVE STOOD BY, SAYING THEY WILL NOT DO OR WOULD NOT LIKE TO DO NOW, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IF PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, IF THERE'S A HARD TIME LINE, A HARD DATE WHERE THEY SAY, "WE'RE FINALLY NEEDING TO GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF HERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT

" WE'RE NOT SURE IF THAT IS A POSSIBILITY ON THE TABLE BUT THEY HAVE SAID THEY WANT TO ACT PEACEABLY WE SPENT THE ENTIRE DAY INSIDE CHOP YESTERDAY, SPEAKING THE PROTESTERS, SPEAKING TO THE LEADERSHIP THERE WAS A RUMOR CIRCUMSTANCE LAYING AROUND HERE THAT WAS BASICALLY SAYING THAT CHOP WAS SORT OF ENDING ITSELF, THAT THEY WERE PAIRING BACK YOU TAKE A LOOK AROUND HERE, THIS MAY BE THE LIGHTEST CROWD WE'VE SEEN HERE

WE'VE BEEN HERE — WE'VE HAD A PRESENCE HERE THE LAST FEW DAYS YOU DON'T SEE AS MANY PEOPLE WALKING THE STREET BUT WHAT YOU DO SEE ALONG THE SIDES OF THE EAST PRECINCT IS THOSE TENTS THAT ARE NOW TWO DEEP SO THEY MOVED THEIR ATTENTION THE FRONT ALMOST AS A SHOW OF FORCE TO SAY, "WE ARE STILL HERE" THAT GELS WITH WHAT WE SPOKE TO WITH THE LEADERSHIP THAT SAYS, "WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE

WE'RE HERE UNTIL ALL OUR DEMANDS ARE MET" AND THAT'S WHAT MARK ANTHONY, ONE OF THE LEADERS TOLD US YESTERDAY LISTEN TO THIS >> THE FIGHT WITH THE MAYOR, THE POLICE CHIEF IS SAYING, WE'VE ALREADY MADE OUR DECISION WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE AFRAID OF COMES WE'RE TIRED OF THAT WE'RE TIRED OF LIVING IN FEAR WE WANT WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST TO COME ACROSS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD THESE COPS NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE ACTIONS THEY ARE TAKING, FOR THE LIVES THEY ARE TAKING, FOR THE CRIMES THEY ARE COMMITTING

>> AGAIN, THERE IS AN ONGOING DIALOGUE >> THERE IS A NEW LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE IT CLAIMS THE PROTESTERS ARE HURTING BUSINESSES IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD COULD YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT IT AND HOW THE CITY IS RESPONDING TO IT? >> IT'S A 56- PAGE LAWSUIT

WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS, BUT WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE THAN A DOZEN BUSINESSES IN THIS GENERAL AREA IN FACT, YOU'RE LOOKING AT ME NOW TAKE A STEP BACK TAKE A PAN TO THE LEFT, AND YOU CAN SEE THIS LIQUOR AND WINE SHOP THIS IS ONE OF THE BUSINESSES THAT'S IN THE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT

THERE IS ANOTHER BUSINESS DIRECTLY BEHIND IT UP THE STREET, THERE'S AN AUTO BODY REPAIR SHOP THAT'S PART OF THE LAWSUIT AS WELL WE SPOKE TO SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ARE ON BOARD WITH THIS THIS IS ESSENTIALLY AN ACTION TAKEN BY THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY FORCE THE HAND OF THE CITY

I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT THEY'RE NOT ANGRY WITH THE PROTESTERS THEY'RE NOT ANGRY AT THE PROTESTERS' MESSAGE OR THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, OR EVERYONE THE POLICE THEY ARE UPSET WITH THE CITY AND THE FACT THAT THIS SITUATION WAS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE THEY HAVE BANDED A POLICE PRECINCT, LEAVING THE ZONE AROUND THE COMMUNITY, WHICH HAS BEEN VERY HARD FOR SOME OF THE BUSINESSES TO GEL WITH IT AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINE, FIRST OF ALL, WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT SOME BUSINESSES THAT DEPEND UPON CAR TRAFFIC, ON FOOT TRAFFIC, AND THEN OTHERS THAT ARE WORRIED, FRANKLY, ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, THE SAFETY OF THEIR CUSTOMERS, AND THE SAFETY OF THEMSELVES

WE SPOKE TO ONE BUSINESS OWNER WHO SAID THIS HAS BECOME SUCH A BUBBLE FOR POLICE RESPONSE AND FOR EMT RESPONSE AND FOR FIRE RESPONSE THAT THEY TRIED TO CALL 911, AND BASICALLY GOT THE RESPONSE THAT SAID, "WE CAN'T COME BECAUSE OF THE ZONE WE'RE IN" THEY HAVE PEOPLE WORRIED ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY THAT WORRY AFFECTS THE BUSINESS THAT BUSINESS AFFECTS THE OVERALL WELL BEING IN FAMILIES THAT ARE HERE WHAT THEY WANT TO DO IS TRY TO FORCE THE HAND OF THE CITY TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING, TO TAKE ACTION TO END THIS OR PEACEABLY HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS FOR A SOLUTION EVERYBODY CAN COME TO

THEY ARE NOT AGAINST THE MESSAGE OF THE PROTEST OR EVEN THE ACTION TAKEN BY CHOP ITSELF THEY'RE UPSET AT THE CITY AND THE FACT THERE HASN'T BEEN ACTION TO TRY TO END THIS OR COME TO SOME SORT OF PEACEABLE SOLUTION, ALISON FOR NOW THE CHOP ZONE REMAINS STEVE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YOU'VE GOT IT

THANKS SO MUCH >>> THERE IS A GROWING MOVEMENT ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO REFORM OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT, BUT WHAT ROLE DO POLICE UNIONS AND THEIR CONTRACTS PLAY IN THAT CONVERSATION? "NBC NEWS" SENIOR CORRESPONDENT KATE SNOW REPORTS >> WE'RE IN A PANDEMIC, IN THE MIDST OF A CAUSE FOR REFORM, SCRUTINY ON POLICE WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT HAS BEEN LIKE FOR OFFICERS? >> DON IS THE NEWLY ELECTED LEADER OF FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE, LODGE 7, A UNION THAT REPRESENTS 13,000 CHICAGO RANK-AND-FILE POLICE OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS >> CAN YOU SEE THE PROTESTERS' POINTS AT ALL ABOUT NEEDING REFORM? >> I DON'T LIKE THE WORD "REFORM

" "REFORM," IT HAS A CONNOTATION OF THIS MAJOR SYSTEMIC PROBLEM >> YOU DON'T THINK THERE'S A SYSTEMIC PROBLEM WITH RACISM IN THE POLICE FORCE? >> NO, BECAUSE IF I LITERALLY SAW OFFICERS THEY WERE POLICING BASED SOLELY ON RACE, I WOULD SAY YES, BUT THAT'S NOT BEEN THE CASE >> MANY VIEWS ARE SHARED BY LORI LIGHTFOOT SHE WAS ELECTED LAST YEAR BASED ON POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY >> SO THAT COMMUNITIES AND POLICE TRUST EACH OTHER, NOT FEAR EACH OTHER

>> HE'S GOT HIS HEAD IN THE SAND ANYBODY OF GOODWILL OF A CERTAIN AGE RECOGNIZES THAT MANY INSTITUTIONS HAVE SYSTEMIC RACISM AS PART OF THEM, AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NO DIFFERENT >> Reporter: POLICE UNIONS HAVE A LOT OF POWER BECAUSE OF THEIR CONTRACTS, PARTICULARLY IN CHICAGO, WHERE HISTORICALLY, ANY POTENTIAL REFORMS ARE NEGOTIATED INTO A NEW CONTRACT BEFORE BEING IMPLEMENTED >> THEY'VE BLOCKED BODY CAMERAS, THE TAKING OF ANONYMOUS COMPLAINTS THEY'VE BLOCKED CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT AT EVERY LEVEL

>> Reporter: THE UNION FOUGHT TO DESTROY POLICE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS AFTER FIVE YEARS LAST YEAR, THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT RULED THOSE RECORDS MUST BE KEPT >> YOU SEE HOW IT LOOKS TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD, THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO SAVE DISCIPLINARY RECORDS LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO HIDE >> WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF SAVING A RECORD OF AN OFFICER THAT'S RETIRED? HE'S NO LONGER HERE, OR SHE

WHAT'S THE POINT? >> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THREE UNIONS ARE HANDLING THINGS DIFFERENTLY, LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, AND SAN JOSE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF PROACTIVE CALLS FOR REFORM >> TO DO THINGS FOR OUR MEMBERSHIP WE HAVE THAT RESPONSIBILITY WE ALSO HAVE A DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CREATE CHANGE, CREATE THE CULTURE, GET THAT COMMUNITY VOICE, LISTEN TO THEM IF WE'RE NOT LISTENING TO THEM RIGHT NOW, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T BE IN POLICE WORK

>> Reporter: THE CALIFORNIA UNION HAS PROPOSED 10 REFORMS, INCLUDING A NATIONWIDE DATABASE OF OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN FIRED FOR MISCONDUCT, A NATIONAL STANDARD FOR USE OF FORCE, AND FOR DEESCALATION, AND A PLEDGE TO REED OUT RACIST OFFICERS IN THEIR RANKS >> POLICE OFFICERS ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR SOCIETY, AND THERE'S RACISM IN SOCIETY AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THERE ARE RACIST COMES AND IF YOU CAN'T SAY THAT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT >> BUT THAT'S CALIFORNIA

IN CHICAGO, REFORM HAS STALLED AFTER LAQUAN MCDONALD WAS SHOT AND KILLED BY OFFICERS A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION FOUND SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT RACIALLY DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT BY SOME OFFICERS A FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVED WHAT'S CALLED A CONSENT DECREE, CALLING FOR SPECIFIC POLICE REFORMS MANY OF THOSE REFORMS CONFLICT WITH THE CURRENT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE CONTRACT, A CONTRACT THAT HASN'T BEEN RENEGOTIATED SINCE IT EXPIRED THREE YEARS AGO >>

>> CRITICS SAY YOU'RE TAKING PROTECTION OF YOUR OFFICERS TO AN EXTREME >> HOW IS PROTECTION NEVER AN EXTREME >> YOU'RE PROTECTING THOSE WHO ARE MAKING MISTAKES >> THERE ARE MISTAKES MADE NOBODY ELSE DENIED THERE WERE MISTAKES MADE BY OFFICERS

THEY SHOULDN'T AUTOMATICALLY BE THE END OF THE WORLD >> ARE THERE SOME THINGS ON WHICH YOU WOULD AGREE NEED TO BE CHANGED? >> I THINK THE ONE COMMON GROUND WE CAN COME TO AN AGREEMENT ON IS, WE NEED TO BE MORE HUMAN WITH POLICE >> IF YOU'RE OVER HERE AND HE'S OVER HERE, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GET ANYTHING DONE? YOU NEED EACH OTHER >> THE UNION WOULD BE IMPORTANT IF THEY WERE GOING TO BE A CONSTRUCTIVE PARTNER, BUT THE REFORM TRAIN'S ON THE TRACKS, AND'S LEAVING THE STATION >> KAY JOINS US LIVE NOW >> THE CITY OF CHICAGO MISSED CLYDES LAID OUT IN THAT JUDGE ORDER CONSENT DECREE WHAT IS THE POLICE UNION SAYING ABOUT THAT? THAT'S A PRETTY BIG NUMBER THERE >> THAT CONSENT DECREE LAID OUT CHANGES THAT WERE MADE IN THE FIRST YEAR

THEY ONLY MADE ABOUT 25% OF THE DEADLINE BUT THE UNION, WHEN ID ASKED HIM ABOUT THAT, SAID, "NOT MY PROBLEM IT'S THE CITY'S PROBLEM" THE MAYOR SAYS — ADMITS THEY DIDN'T DO ENOUGH, THEY DIDN'T DO WELL ENOUGH SHE SAYS, "I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER NEGATIVE REPORT

WE'RE STEPPING UP OUR GAME" SHE SAID THERE HASN'T BEEN ENOUGH INTENTION TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES ALISON, THE BOTTOM LINE IS, IN SOME CASES, SOME OF THE REFORM IS BEING CALLED FOR BY THE FEDERAL JUDGE CONSENT WITH THE CONTRACT THAT MEANS THAT THE UNION AND THE MAYOR WANT TO SIT DOWN IN A ROOM, AND FIGURE OUT A NEW CONTRACT, WHICH AS I MENTIONED IN THE PIECE HASN'T HAPPENED IN THREE YEARS >> IS THERE ANY COMMON GROUND, ANY AREA WHERE THE UNION AND CHIEF CAN AGREE OR AT LEAST WORK TOWARD SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT? >> THERE IS SOME

AND, LOOK, YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNION SAYING THAT HE BELIEVES BEHAVIOR NEEDS TO CHANGE HE NEEDS TO SEE OFFICERS NEED MORE TRAINING ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ISSUES OF RACE AND OTHER THINGS ANOTHER THING THEY AGREE ON, FOLLOW ME HERE, IS — THERE'S AN IDEA WHERE IN THE POLICE UNION — IT'S IN THE CONTRACT, RATHER, IT SAYS, IF A POLICE OFFICER IS INVOLVED IN A USE-OF-FORCE INCIDENT IN A SHOOTING, THEY CAN WAIT UP TO 24 HOURS TO BE INTERVIEWED AFTER THAT INCIDENT HAPPENS NOW, THE UNION HAS ARGUED FOR THAT, BECAUSE THEY SAY IT'S A TRAUMATIC INCIDENT, AND, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU'RE INVOLVED IN A SHOOTING, YOU NEED TIME TO DECOMPRESS, TO PROCESS WHAT'S HAPPENED, AND TO COME BACK AND BE INTERVIEWED I WAS ACTUALLY SURPRISED THE MAYOR, LORI LIGHTFOOT SAID, "I AGREE

I ACTUALLY THINK THAT'S THE RIGHT WAY TO DO IT, THAT THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED SOME TIME" A LOT OF REFORMERS DON'T SEE IT THAT WAY IN FACT, THE CONSENT DECREE WE'VE OPINION TALKING ABOUT WANTS A CHANGE BUT THAT IS AN AREA WHERE THE TWO PEOPLE I TALKED TO ARE ON THE SAME PAGE >> KATE SNOW, ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU, THANKS FOR BEING ON WITH US

I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE HAPPY AND DOING WELL >> WE ARE I HOPE YOU ARE, TOO >> THANK YOU >>> THREE NORTH CAROLINA POLICE OFFICERS FIRED FOR RACIST COMMENTS THEY MADE ON THE JOB

BLAINE ALEXANDER JOINING ME NOW THE PATROL CAR CAMERA ACTUALLY REPORTED THIS CONVERSATION WHAT DID THE OFFICER SAY, AND WHO DISCOVERED THAT VIDEO? >> ALISON, THIS IS REALLY A RATHER DISTURBING STORY THEY TOOK PLACE OVER THE COURSE OF A COUPLE OF HOURS OR SO ON THE CAMERA OF ONE OF THE OFFICERS THIS WAS DISCOVERED EARLIER THIS MONTH

ANOTHER OFFICER WAS LISTENING, GOING THROUGH, LISTENING, AND FOUND THREE OFFICERS, CONVERSATIONS AT DIFFERENT POINTS, BETWEEN THREE OFFICERS, SPEAKING NEGATIVELY ABOUT THE POLICE CHIEF, WHO'S AFRICAN AMERICAN AT ONE POINT, ONE OFFICER COMPLAINED THAT DURING THE PROTEST SURROUNDING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD, SAYING THE DEPARTMENT'S ONLY INTEREST WAS IN KNEELING DOWN BLACK FOLKS HE USED A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE A MAGISTRATE JUDGE AT ONE POINT, THINGS KIND OF REALLY ESCALATED WHEN AN OFFICER SAID HE SHOULD A CIVIL WAR WAS COMING, AND THAT HE WAS READY , , ,, ,, ,, ,, , ,

>> WHAT'S INTERESTING IS, NONE OF THE OFFICERS DENIED IT ALL THREE SAID — THEY DIDN'T DENY IT THEY SAID THEY WEREN'T RACIST INSTEAD, THEY WERE TRUMPING UP WHAT THEY CALLED THE STRESS OF THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT ALISON

>> WOW >> BLAINE, YOU SAID THAT THE OFFICERS WERE FIRED IS THE DEPARTMENT, THE CITY DOING ANYTHING ELSE OR LOOKING INTO THIS FURTHER BEYOND FIRING THEM? >> SO A COUPLE THINGS THEY'RE DOING THE CHIEF SAID HE IS TRYING TO MAKE SURE — HE IS RECOMMENDING THEY DON'T GET REHIRED ANYWHERE ELSE AS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ANY OTHER DEPARTMENT, ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN ADDITION THAT, ALISON, THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THAT AREA IS GOING BACK AND REVIEWING ALL THE INCIDENTS WHERE THOSE THREE OFFICERS WERE INVOLVED, WHERE THEY TOOK ANY SORT OF ACTION OR ANYTHING TO SEE IF IN THOSE CASES, THERE WAS BIAS ON THE PART OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THOSE CASES, ALISON

>> SUCH DISTURBING LANGUAGE, SUCH A DISTURBING SITUATION BLAINE ALEXANDER, THANK YOU SO MUCH : PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING HIS ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO WISCONSIN TODAY, TOUTING THE $55 BILLION NAVY CONTRACT TO HELP REBUILD THE AREA CORONAVIRUS TAKING A BIG BITE OUT OF THE STATE'S ECONOMY

UNEMPLOYMENT THERE HAS NEARLY QUADRUPLED SINCE MARCH ''NBC NEWS" NATIONAL REPORTER JOSH LETTERMAN IS JOINING ME NOW WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT TODAY AND THIS NAVY CONTRACT? >> Reporter: WELL, THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO USE THIS VISIT TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 10 SHIPS BUILT IN WISCONSIN

I'LL GIVE YOU A LOOK AT WHAT THEY'VE GOT HERE THIS WARSHIP IS KIND OF AN EXAMPLE THIS ISN'T ONE OF THE ONES THEY'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING, BUT IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY DO HERE, AND THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO EMPHASIZE HOW, OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, HE HAS WORKED TO BRING BACK JOBS TO MANUFACTURING BASES LIKE THIS PART OF WISCONSIN BUT WE KNOW, ALISON, THAT THE MINDS OF A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE IN WISCONSIN, AS ELSEWHERE, ARE NOT ON THAT IT'S ON THE FACT THAT CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE GOING UP, INCREASING CONCERNS NOT JUST ABOUT MORE CASES IN GENERAL, BUT ABOUT AN INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES, WHICH TELLS YOU IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MORE TESTING

BUT EVEN HERE, WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT REPEAT HIS ARGUMENT, THAT WE'RE SEEING MORE POSITIVE TESTS, BECAUSE WE'RE DOING MORE TESTING IT'S ONLY A PART OF THE STORY THE OTHER THING THE PRESIDENT SAYING HERE TODAY, BASICALLY BRAGGING ABOUT HAVING ONE OF THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATES IN THE UNITED STATES >> DID THE PRESIDENT OR HIS STAFF TAKE ANY RECAUTIONS IN LIGHT OF THE FACT TESTED POSITIVE LAST WEEK? >> THAT'S RIGHT

A LOT OF CONCERN AFTER SOME MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STAFF, INCLUDING TWO MEMBERS TESTED POSITIVE IN RELATION TO THAT RALLY IN OKLAHOMA HERE IN WISCONSIN, A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS THE PRESIDENT, BEFORE HE CAM TO THIS SHIPYARD FILMED THE TOWN HALL WITH FOX NEWS WHERE FOX REQUIRED ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS, THE PEOPLE COMING TO SEE THIS TOWN HALL TO WEAR MASKS, BUT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF DID NOT WEAR A MASK SAME SITUATION WHEN HE CAME TO TOUR THIS SHIPYARD JUST BEHIND ME MOST OF THE PEOPLE ON THE TOUR, INCLUDING SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS, THEY DID WEAR MASKS

THE PRESIDENT DID NOT MASKS WERE HANDED OUT TO EVERYONE HERE WE SAW A LOT IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WERE NOT USING THEM, ALISON >> JOSH LETTERMAN IN WISCONSIN, THANK YOU >>> CENTURIES OF RACISM HAVE CREATED A WEALTH GAP BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE AMERICANS

IN THE LATEST "NEW YORK TIMES" PIECE, NICOLE HANNAH JONES WRITES, "IF TRUE JUSTICE AND EQUALITY ARE EVER TO BE ACHIEVED IN THE UNITED STATES, THE COUNTRY MUST TAKE SERIOUSLY WHAT IT OWES BLACK AMERICANS" TREMAIN LEE INTERVIEWED HANNAH JONES IN HIS LATEST PODCAST ON REPARATIONS TREMAIN JOINS ME NOW WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT ARE CONTRIBUTING OR HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE RACIAL WEALTH GAP IN OUR COUNTRY? >> HEY, ALISON MORE THAN THE CONTRIBUTION IS THE ACTUAL SOURCE, THE ROOT OF THE WEALTH GAP GOES BACK TO AFTER EMANCIPATION, WHEN THE ENTIRE, YOU KNOW, ENSLAVED POPULATION, ENSLAVED POPULATION REALLY WERE PUSHED OUT WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

STARTED FROM GREAT NEWS THOUGH THE GOVERNMENT HAD PROMISED SOME RESTITUTION AND 40 ACRES AND A MULE, THOSE PROMISES FELL THROUGH AND IN FACT, THE PLANTATION OWNERS WERE GIVEN BACK THAT LAND THAT HAD BEEN PROMISED TO ENSLAVED PEOPLE ON AND ON, UP FROM — AFTER EMANCIPATION, THROUGH RECONSTRUCTION, REDEMPTION, INTO THE ú50S AND ú60S, ALL THESE FACTORS, INCLUDING THE ACTUAL VIOLENT DISPOSSESSION OF WEALTH, THE ACTUAL BOMBING OF BLACK WALL STREET, THE ACTUAL BURNING AND LOOTING OF COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND THAT WEALTH AND RESOURCES WERE NEVER RETURNED >> SO HOW DO WE BEGIN TO CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE AMERICANS, AND WHAT DOES CLOSING THAT GAP MEAN FOR BLACK AMERICANS, THEIR FUTURE, THEIR ECONOMIC SECURITY? >> WELL, PART OF THE ISSUE HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT BLACK FOLKS HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO ACCUMULATE THE WEALTH AND THEN PASS IT ON, LIKE BUYING A HOUSE, AND THEN PASSING IT ON THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION, AND THAT IS RESTITUTION OR REPARATION LET'S TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY >> WHEN YOU ASK, WHAT ARE REPARATIONS? THE ROOT OF REPARATION IS REPAIR

IT IS TO FIX WHAT WAS BROKEN, TO REPLACE WHAT WAS LOST THAT IS REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO DESCRIBE IT, IS THAT WE KNOW THAT THIS WEALTH GAP WAS SYSTEMATICALLY CREATED AND ENDORSED AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND YET, WHEN IT COMES TO FIXING IT, WE ALL JUST WANT TO SHRUG OUR SHOULDERS AND SAY, "THAT'S TRAGIC, BUT THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN BE DONE" THERE IS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE IT'S CALLED PAYING RESTITUTION

>> NOW RIGHT NOW, HR 40, JUST A STUDY — JUST OF STUDY OF REPRESENTATIONS WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? WHO COULD RECEIVE REPARATIONS, THAT THE WEALTH HAS BEEN STOLEN IT STILL HASN'T GONE ANYWHERE >> DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF HOW THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE DETERMINED OF WHO WOULD BE ENTITLED TO REPARATIONS? THEY'RE SAYING, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO TRACK ONE FAMILY BACK FROM ENSLAVE ALSO FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS BEFORE ANY BILL WOULD BE PUT FORWARD, THAT YOU WOULD CLAIM THAT YOU'RE ACTUALLY BLACK SO YOU CAN'T JUST LIKE TAKE A DNA TEST, DISCOVER YOU'RE 1/16th BLACK YOU HAVE TO BE IDENTIFYING AS A BLACK AMERICAN, ALSO TRACE BACK AT LEAST ONE ANCESTOR BACK TO A SLAVE >> TREMAIN, ANOTHER FANTASTIC PODCAST ALWAYS LOVE HAVING YOU BACK

>> IT'S TRENDING, MIND BENDING EARLY-MORNING YOU SEE THIS, YOU REMEMBER THAT, YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE, IT'S FOR YOU

IT'S FREE THAT'S PEACOCK, THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT >> EVERY STEP I WATCH , THIS MOM TRIED TO RAISE HER SON >> I COME HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL ? >> YOU NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT YOU HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

LET'S GO TO OUR CORRESPONDENT FOLLOWING THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCCOM WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TODAY? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME WE ARE STARTING OFF WITH AN UP DATE ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS THERE'S A RECORD NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS WITH MORE THAN 45,000 IN A SINGLE DAY, CERTAIN HOTSPOTS ARE GRAPPLING WITH HOW TO RESUME TO PURSUE OPENING PLANS

>> WE DON'T HAVE HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE HOUSTON AREA WITH PATIENTS WHO HAVE COVID- 19 THERE'S A SITUATION OF TRYING TO SAID THE PATIENTS ELSEWHERE WHEN THE HOSPITALS ARE FULL WE DON'T HAVE BEDS FROM GALVESTON OR CONROE WE CAN SUCCESSFULLY TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS >> SOME NEWS ON UNEMPLOYMENT

15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LAST WEEK AS THE VIRUS CONTINUES TO HAMMER THE ECONOMY IT'S WELL BELOW THE PEAK IN MARCH WHICH WAS 66 MILLION BUT HIGHER THAN THE ANALYST EXPECTED MEANWHILE A REPORT TO CONGRESS SHOWS $1

4 BILLION IN CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PAYMENTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO HAD DIED THE PAYMENTS WERE MADE TO MORE THAN 1 MILLION DECEASED AMERICANS THE REPORT SAYS THE TREASURY AND IRS PROCEDURES TO SEND OUT STIMULUS PAYMENTS WHICH DIDN'T INCLUDE USING DEATH RECORDS AS A FILTER TO HOLD PAYMENTS TO RECIPIENTS THEY DIDN'T IMMEDIATELY PROVIDE COMMENT TO NBC NEWS >>> FROM PETE WILLIAMS, A LEGAL VICTORY FOR THE NON- IMMIGRATION TROUBLED MINISTRATION TODAY, ASYLUM- SEEKERS WHOSE CLAIM WAS REJECTED IN INITIAL PROCEEDINGS COULD BE DEPORTED WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO CONTEST IN FEDERAL COURT

THE DECISION IMPACTS THOUSANDS OF ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND ESSENTIALLY FAST TRACKS DEPORTATION ONE WROTE THAT THIS INCREASES THE RISK OF ERRONEOUS IMMIGRATION DECISIONS >>> THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY GROUP THE DIXIE CHICKS HAVE DROPPED THE NAME DIXIE FROM THEIR NAME GOING BY JUST THE CHECKS THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES AND WEBSITE REFLECT THE CHANGE THE TERM DIXIE REFERS TO THE SOUTHERN STATES PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT BELONGED TO THE CONFEDERACY

THEY SAID IN A STATEMENT ON THEIR WEBSITE THEY WANTED TO MEET THE MOMENT AND RECOGNIZE A BAND IN NEW ZEALAND ALSO CALLED THE CHECKS THAT ALLOWS THEM TO SHARE THEIR NAME WE WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE UPDATES >>> NUMBERS OUT TODAY SHOW ONE AND A HALF MILLION AMERICANS FILED FRONT EMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK WHAT DOES THIS NUMBER MEAN? IT'S HIGHER THAN WE WERE EXPECTING WITH PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC JOBLESS CLAIMS HAD NEVER HAD THE 1 MILLION MARK BEFORE THE END OF MARCH AND NOW THEY CAN'T SEEM TO FALL BELOW IT

OUR SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW I KNOW THAT WE'VE BEEN WATCHING THESE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS WITH A TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING PAID EVERY WEEK WITH NOT JUST NEW CLAIMS WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN THERE? >> HERE IS WHAT'S WORRISOME REMEMBER THERE WAS THIS IDEA THAT THE ARTIFICIALLY SHUTDOWN OF THE ECONOMY TO STAVE OFF THE PANDEMIC BUT THEN WE TURNED IT ON TURNING THE ECONOMY ON ISN'T SO EASY, THINK OF REOPENING THERE'S HOTSPOTS LIKE IN TEXAS WHERE YOU HAVE SEEN BUSINESSES CLOSE, APPLE HAS CLOSED SOME OF THEIR STORES, DISNEY HAS MANY EMPLOYEES SIGNING A PETITION THAT THEY AREN'T COMFORTABLE RETURNING TO WORK

THE FACT THAT WE HAVE CONTINUED TO SEE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE GOING ON UNEMPLOYMENT EVERY WEEK MEANS WHAT WE THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET, ALL THIS WILL TAKE LONGER >> WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THE PANDEMIC AND UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS, HOW ARE THOSE DIFFERENT FROM THE TYPICAL CLAIMS, WHAT HAVE YOU SEEN THERE? >> THIS IS HUGELY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WHEN THE CARES ACT WAS SIGNED THEY EXPANDED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, CHUCK SCHUMER CALLED THIS UNEMPLOYMENT ON STEROIDS WERE YOU HAD PEOPLE WHO ARE PART OF THE GIG ECONOMY, THOSE WHO ARE SELF-EMPLOYED, THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THIS BENEFITS THEY GOT MORE MONEY FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME, THE EXTRA $600 BUT HERE'S THE ISSUE THAT RUNS OUT NEXT MONTH I COULD PROMISE YOU, THE 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT WON'T ALL BE GOING BACK TO WORK OVER THE NEXT MONTH SO SOME SAY THE PROGRAM ISN'T PERFECT BUT THIS IS A ROBUST PROGRAM WITH SO MANY PEOPLE WHO AREN'T WORKING AND SO MANY BUSINESSES STILL SHUT DOWN SO THERE'S PRESSURE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE CONGRESS TO GO TO THE TABLE AGAIN TO FIGURE OUT ANOTHER STIMULUS PACKAGE BECAUSE WHEN THE UNEMPLOYED BENEFITS RUN OUT, WHEN THE MONEY BEGINS TO DWINDLE, THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES IN SERIOUS NEED AND IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL

REMEMBER IT'S CONSUMER SPENDING THAT DRIVES THE ECONOMY AND IF YOU HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT MONEY TO SPEND, THAT WILL HURT ALL LEVELS OF BUSINESS >> LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT THE EXTRA $600 PER WEEK THAT PEOPLE ARE GETTING FROM THE CARES ACT THAT YOU SAID IS GOING TO RUN OUT ON JULY 1st BUT SOME REPORT THAT NIGHT NOT BE THE CASE >> THEY MAY EXTEND IT BUT THERE ARE ARGUMENTS OUT THERE THAT BECAUSE OF THE EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT THAT SO ROBUST THERE ARE SOME BUSINESSES WITH CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THAT HAVE STRUGGLED TO HIRE PEOPLE BACK BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING MORE FINANCIAL SECURITY BECAUSE OF THE BENEFIT WHICH HAS CAUSED SOME REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS TO SAY PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO RETURN TO WORK BECAUSE OF THE EMPLOYMENT IS SO GOOD BUT THAT'S AN OVERUSED STATEMENT FOR THE MOST PART THAT ISN'T TRUE WE STILL DON'T HAVE CHILDCARE IN A BIG WAY, WE DON'T HAVE SCHOOLS OPEN IT'S EASY TO SAY PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING TO SIT ON UNEMPLOYMENT, IT'S A, LOCATED SITUATION AND WE DON'T HAVE FEDERAL GUIDELINES

GO TO YOUR MAIN STREET AND ASK SMALL BUSINESSES HOW MUCH INFORMATION THEY ARE GETTING FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND EACH ONE WILL TELL YOU IT'S REALLY CONFUSING >> BIG PICTURE LOOKING AT TODAY'S NUMBERS AND THE SITUATION WE ARE IN, WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN THE ECONOMY AND HOW LONG WE HAVE TO GO? >> THIS TELLS US THERE'S A LONG ROAD BACK IT'S NOT THAT THERE AREN'T JOBS OUT THERE, THERE ARE BUT THE DEMAND HAS SHIFTED BIGGER BUSINESSES SPECIFICALLY BIG BOX STORES HAVE BEEN HIRING BUT LOOKING AT SOME INDUSTRIES THEY ARE HIRING THE DEMAND HAS SHIFTED SOFER THOSE OUT OF WORK, SOME OF THOSE WORKING IN RETAIL, THE KIEFER THOSE WHO AREN'T WORKING IS TO THINK ABOUT WHAT IS YOUR SKILL SET, NOT WHAT INDUSTRY WERE YOU IN AND WHERE COULD YOU USE THAT SKILL SET? THOSE WHO ARE GOOD PROBLEM SOLVERS, THERE ARE JOBS OR BUSINESSES WITH THE SKILL SET BUT YOU HAVE TO THINK CREATIVELY AND IF YOU ARE ON UNEMPLOYMENT WHICH AS I HAVE SAID WE HAVE 50 MILLION PEOPLE WHO ARE, THIS IS THE TIME TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE TRAINING

TAKE YOUR INDUSTRY WITH ONLINE FREE TRAINING COURSES NOW MORE THAN WE HAD EVER SEEN BEFORE IF YOU HAVE TIME, USE THIS WISELY BECAUSE WE ARE IN FOR A DIFFICULT ROAD AND THERE WON'T BE A SNAPBACK OR IMMEDIATE ANSWER WE HAVE TO BE CREATIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE >> THANKS A LOT >> ARKANSAS HAS SEEN A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS REPORTING 700 INFECTIONS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS

OUR NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW FROM OUTSIDE OF TYSON FOODS PLANT IN SPRINGDALE ARKANSAS THERE IS AN OUTBREAK AT THAT PLANT, TELL US ABOUT THIS, HOW BAD IS IT AND WHAT HAVE YOU HEARD FROM THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE? >> Reporter: SO ACROSS THE STATE THE CORONAVIRUS CASES HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE, HOSPITALIZATION STATEWIDE ARE THE HIGHEST THEY'VE BEEN SEEING RECORDS IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, THEY HAVE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT UPTICK IN TERMS OF CASES THE GOVERNOR AS WELL AS OTHER OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN PART OF THIS OVERALL UPTICK, IS TIED TO NUMEROUS PROCESSING PLANTS IN THE AREA

THERE ARE THREE MAJOR COMPANIES THAT OPERATE AND HAVE PROCESSING PLANTS AND TYSON FOODS IS ONE OF THEM THEY HAVE CAPPED EMPLOYEES AT 10 OUT OF NEARLY 4000 EMPLOYEES, 13 % HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 95 % OF THE CASES, THE POSITIVE CASES, THE INDIVIDUALS HAD BEEN ASYMPTOMATIC AT THIS PLANT BEHIND ME THEY HAD OVER 200 PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE TYSON SAYS THEY'VE IMPLEMENTED SAFETY MEASURES AT ALL OF THEIR PLANS WITH PLASTIC DIVIDERS BETWEEN THE WORKERS ON THE PRODUCTION PROCESSING LINE AND ARE GIVING EVERYONE MASKS

THEY ARE EVEN GIVING SOME PEOPLE PLASTIC FACE SHIELDS IF THEY ARE IN OPEN AREAS AND THEY SAY THEY'VE ADDED PEOPLE ON THE FLOOR THAT THEY CALL SOCIAL DISTANCING MONITORS TO BE SURE THE WORKERS ARE KEEPING SPACE BETWEEN EACH OTHER AS THEY ARE WORKING THE WORKERS WE'VE SPOKEN TO WHO WORK INSIDE OF THE PROCESSING PLANTS, THE TYSON FOOD PROCESSING PLANT IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, THEY SAY WHAT TYSON IS DOING ISN'T ENOUGH WE SPOKE WITH ONE WOMAN WHO AGREED TO NOT SHOW HER FACE BECAUSE SHE SAID SHE WAS AFRAID BY SPEAKING OUT TO US SHE WOULD LOSE HER JOB, SHE WORKS AT A TYSON FACTORY IN THE AREA AND HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 HERSELF ONE OF HER FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WORKS AT A DIFFERENT PLANT NOT RUN BY TYSON, ANOTHER ONE IN THE AREA, THEY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND WITHIN 10 DAYS OF FINDING OUT THEY HAD IT THEY PASSED AWAY AND DIED HERE IS SOME OF WHAT SHE TOLD US

>> Reporter: ARE YOU AFRAID BY TALKING TO US YOU COULD LOSE YOUR JOB? >> SURE >> Reporter: WHY IS IT FOR YOU TO TALK TO US EVEN IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING HER JOB? >> BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF MY RELATIVE THAT HASN'T BEEN EASY AT ALL I LOST THAT FAMILY MEMBER AND IT HURT ME THESE COMPANIES KNOW THAT WE WORK IN MASS AT THIS POULTRY PROCESSING PLANT AND IT'S WHERE WE EARN OUR LIVING EVERY DAY THIS IS WHERE WE RISK LOSING OUR LIVES IN ORDER TO HAVE INCOME TO SUSTAIN OUR HOUSEHOLD >> SHE SAID THAT HER FAMILY MEMBER HAD HAD SURGERY A FEW WEEKS BEFORE THEY RAN OUT OF THEIR SICK DAYS OR VACATION TIME AND FELT LIKE THEY HAD TO CHOOSE GOING BACK TO WORK WHILE THEY KNEW THAT THERE WAS RISK BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF COVID-19 AND THE WAY WE'VE HAD TO ALL LIVE RIGHT NOW

THEY FELT LIKE THEY NEEDED TO GO BACK BECAUSE IF THEY DIDN'T GO BACK THEY FELT THAT THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR JOB SO THEY DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE THE WORKERS WE'VE SPOKEN TO THAT WOMAN AS WELL IS ANOTHER TYSON FOOD EMPLOYEE SAY THAT THEY FEEL TYSON, GIVEN THE NUMBERS THEY'VE FOUND THROUGH THEIR TESTING, HOW MANY CASES WERE ASYMPTOMATIC THAT THEY SHOULD SHUT DOWN THE PLANT IN THIS AREA FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS TO KEEP EVERYONE AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND DO SOME SORT OF BIG DEEP CLEANING PROCESS >> WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM STATE OFFICIALS ABOUT EMPLOYEES CALLED TO CLOSE DOWN THE PLANT, IS THERE A CHANCE IF THIS COULD HAPPEN ? >> Reporter: YESTERDAY I ASKED THE GOVERNOR THAT, I ASKED IF HE FELT THAT IT WAS SAFE TO KEEP THE PROCESSING PLANTS OPEN GIVEN THE NUMBERS THAT WE ARE SEEING AND GIVEN HOW MANY CASES, HOW MANY OF THE PEOPLE ACCORDING TO TYSON, HAD BEEN ASYMPTOMATIC AND HE SAID HE DIDN'T THINK THEY NEEDED TO SHUT DOWN AND THAT IT'S SAFE >> THE ANSWER IS YES THEY SHOULD REMAIN OPEN THEY ARE A VITAL PART OF OUR FOOD CHAIN, NOT JUST IN ARKANSAS BUT ACROSS THE NATION

THEY'VE GONE TO EXTRAORDINARY LENGTHS TO DO TESTING, TO DO THEIR OWN TRACING AS NEEDED AND TO PUT THEIR FACILITIES IN COMPLIANCE AND ABOVE THAT WITH THE PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS >> Reporter: OF THE THREE MAJOR MEAT PROCESSING COMPANIES IN NORTHWEST ARKANSAS AS FAR AS WE KNOW, TYSON FOODS IS THE ONLY COMPANY TO DO ON-SITE LARGE-SCALE TESTING WITH THE WORKERS WE SPOKE TO SAY THAT THE LARGE-SCALE TESTING WHERE THEY FOUND THE NUMBERS THAT WE NOW HAVE, THAT IT WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME THEY WOULD TEST IT AT WORK THESE OTHER COMPANIES THEY SAY IF AN EMPLOYEE WANTS TO GET A TEST ON THEIR OWN, THAT THEY WOULD WAIVE AND COVER SOME OF THE OUT-OF- POCKET COSTS AND POSSIBLY COVER TRANSPORTATION IN ORDER TO GO GET THE TEST BUT SOME WORKERS FEEL LIKE THE COMPANY ITSELF SHOULD THESE LARGE-SCALE TESTS , AT LEAST ONCE OR EVERY OTHER WEEK >> WE SEE YOU WEARING YOUR MASK, THEY HAVE CALLED TO MANDATE SAFE MASKS FOR SOME INDIVIDUAL TOWNS AND CITIES TAKING MEASURES TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHAT THINGS ARE THEY DOING? >> Reporter: THE CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE DECIDED TO PASS THEIR OWN ORDINANCE MANDATING MASKS AND ONE THING THAT THEY HAD DONE IS NOT ONLY ARE THEY TELLING PEOPLE THAT YOU MUST WEAR A MASK IF YOU GOING TO BUSINESSES BUT THEY ALSO SET ASIDE $20,000, THE GOVERNMENT COULD PAY FOR AROUND 37,000 DISPOSABLE MASKS SAYING THAT BUSINESSES CAN'T JUST TELL PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO COME IN WITH THE MASK, THEY HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM TO CUSTOMERS AS WELL

WE'VE BEEN FAYETTEVILLE EVERY BUSINESS WE HAD BEEN INTO, EVERYONE IS WEARING MASKS BUT WE ARE SEEING BOXES, GLOVES, AND HAND SANITIZER'S SET OUT SO THAT CUSTOMERS COULD GET ONE FREE OF CHARGE WHEN WALKING INTO THE BUILDING >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS PAUSING THE STATES REOPENING PLAN AND ORDERING HOSPITALS TO CANCEL ELECTIVE SURGERY TO FREE UP STATES FOR CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS >> IF THE SITUATION ESCALATES IN A MATTER OF WEEKS, GET USED TO IT, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

>> IN A MATTER OF A FEW WEEKS WITH THE OPENING OF SOCIETY, WE'VE STARTED TO SEE NUMBERS ARISE FIRST IT WAS A TRICKLE AND THOUGHT IT WOULD LAST 14 DAYS BUT IT'S SHUT UP EXPONENTIALLY THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACTORS CAUSING THIS I THINK A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITY FELT THAT WE TURNED THE PAGE ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND THAT WE HAD REALLY MAYBE MOVE PAST THIS UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S NOT THE CASE

NOW PEOPLE ARE OUT AND ABOUT THEY ARE AT RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING MALLS, AT THE BEACH THERE ARE MANY PLACES WHERE IT'S CROWDED WE DID NOTICE A LOT OF PEOPLE WEARING MASKS, SOMEWHERE IN SOCIAL DISTANCING, ONE OF THE WORRISOME TRENDS WAS THOSE CONGREGATING IN LARGE GROUPS WHEN THOSE THINGS HAPPEN IT'S INEVITABLE PEOPLE WILL BE INFECTED >> HOW IS IT POSSIBLE THAT SOME PLACE LIKE HOUSTON THAT HAS AS HE SAID THE LARGEST MEDICAL CENTER IN THE WORLD, HOW ARE YOU RUNNING OUT OF HOSPITAL BEDS? >> I THINK WE ARE TAKING A MEASURED AND CAUTIOUS APPROACH WITH A LOT OF GREAT LESSONS WE'VE LEARNED UNFORTUNATELY THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE PANDEMIC AND OVER THE PAST 12 OR 16 WEEKS

ONE OF THE STATE MISSIONS IS TO REMAIN A SAFE FACILITY, A FACILITY WHERE WE COULD TREAT OUR PATIENTS 24/7 AND CREATE USE WITHIN THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COULD TREAT THOSE PATIENTS AND NON-COVID PATIENTS WE HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO INCREASE CAPACITY ON THE FLOORS AND ON THE ICU TAKING STEPS TO MAKE PATIENTS KIND OF PROCESS THROUGH THE ER AND A LITTLE BIT OF A FASTER MANNER AND FASTER FASHION >> IS THIS THE WORST HEALTH CRISIS YOU'VE SEEN IN YOUR TIME? >> I THINK IT'S ALSO BEEN A CONCERNING HEALTHCARE CRISIS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG TALKING LATE FEBRUARY MARCH, HERE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE IT'S TROUBLING FOR THOSE OF US IN THE COMMUNITY, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REOPEN

OUR CONCERN IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN AREAS IN AMERICA? >>> COVID-19 CASES IN THE US COULD BE 10 TIMES HIGHER THAN WHAT HAS BEEN REPORTED ACCORDING TO THE CDC BASED ON BLOOD SAMPLES ACROSS THE COUNTRY FOR EVERY CONFIRMED CASE THEY HAVE FOUND 10 MORE PEOPLE WITH ANTIBODIES, EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN DOCTOR RAMIREZ JOINS ME NOW

DOCTOR, THE UPDATE FROM THE CDC PUT THE TRUE NUMBER OF CASES IN THE COUNTRY OVER 20 MILLION WHAT ARE THOSE NUMBERS TELLING US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN THE PANDEMIC IN THE US? >> IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT THE COUNTS COULD BE THIS HIGH WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE TESTING FIASCO WE HAD WHEN THIS KICKED OFF WHICH IS WHY SO MANY PEOPLE WERE STRESSING HOW IMPORTANT IT WAS TO HAVE A BETTER TESTING REGIMEN

WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH MORE WIDESPREAD THIS IS >> TEXAS, FLORIDA, ARIZONA, THEY ARE ALL FACING A SHORTAGE OF ICU BEDS WHAT DO THESE STATES NEED TO DO TO KEEP HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM GETTING WORSE? ARE THERE LESSONS FOR THEM TO LEARN FROM STATES LIKE NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY WHO HAVE MANAGED TO GET THE ICUS UNDER CONTROL AFTER BEING INUNDATED? >> ABSOLUTELY, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE COULD DO IN THE SITUATION IS MOVED FROM A POSITION WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO REACT TO THE VIRUS TO A SITUATION WHERE WE ARE PLANNING PROACTIVELY FOR THE GREATER SPREAD IF I WERE THE GOVERNOR AND ONE OF THE STATES WHAT I WOULD RECOMMEND IS LOOKING AT THE LESSONS WE COULD TAKE FROM NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY INTO A COUPLE OF THINGS, THE FIRST THING THEY NEED TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THEY'VE GOT THE PROCESS FOR EMERGENCY INTERSTATE CREDENTIALING OF HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WE TRY TO SEARCH NURSES AND DOCTORS INTO NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY AND THAT WAS A PROBLEM

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THEY COULD DO IS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE PIPELINE TO DO THIS WE WILL SEE CASES CONTINUE TO GO UP OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ANOTHER THING THEY NEED TO DO IS TO BE SURE THAT THE SUPPLY LINES ARE INTACT FOR MEDICINES AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT THE CASES ARE ABOUT TO SKYROCKET IN THOSE STATES LASTLY, DOUBLE CHECK LOGISTICS FOR THE BYLINE BECAUSE THERE COULD BE A SCENARIO WHERE WE ARE JUST TRYING TO SEARCH MATERIAL INTO ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY IN THE NORTHEAST LIKE WE DID A FEW MONTHS AGO

WE MIGHT BE IN A POSITION WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO SEARCH MATERIALS IN THE SOUTHWEST AND INTO TEXAS AND FLORIDA AT THE SAME TIME WE NEED TO PLANT THAT NOW >> DOCTOR RAMIREZ WE HAD HEARD THIS WEEK THAT THE DEATH RATE IS LAGGING BEHIND THE SURGE IN THE CASES WE ARE SEEING, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? >> THIS IS A GREAT QUESTION THIS IS WHY I THINK SO MANY CASES CONCERN IN THESE STATES THE AVERAGE TIME PER HOSPITALIZATION IS ABOUT 7-10 DAYS

THAT MEANS FROM THE TIME SOMEONE GOT SICK AND BEGAN TO SHOW SYMPTOMS THEY DON'T GET HOSPITALIZED FOR ONE WEEK AFTER AND OF THAT GROUP, A CERTAIN AMOUNT WILL HAVE THE REQUIREMENT OF ICU HOSPITALIZATION SUBSEQUENTLY FROM DAY 14-21 IS TYPICALLY WHERE WE SEE THE RISE IN FATALITIES WHAT'S CONCERNING ABOUT THIS AND WHAT PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE CASE COUNTS THAT HAVE BEEN RISING IN THESE STATES ARE UNFORTUNATELY ABOUT TO COME DUE OVER THE NEXT 10-14 DAYS WHEN THE FATALITY NUMBERS BEGIN TO CLIMB >> DOCTOR RAMIREZ THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US, I APPRECIATE THIS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

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IT'S A SPORTS STOCKS MORE? >> YES >> IT'S TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, IT'S TRENDING, MINDBENDING, IT'S LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING, IF YOU SEE THIS AND YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE IT'S FREE YOU

IT'S FREE THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY

YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> I LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST- RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDING TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA I THINK OF YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN, THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> THE PRESIDENT IS IN WISCONSIN TODAY, A BATTLEGROUND STATE WHERE HE IS TRAILING JOE BIDEN IN THE LATEST POLLS HE NARROWLY WON WISCONSIN BUT AN AVERAGE OF THE MOST RECENT POLL SHOWS JOE BIDEN HAS AN EIGHT % LEAD OVER THE PRESIDENT THE SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER JOINS ME NOW THE PRESIDENT RETURNING TO A DIFFERENT WISCONSIN TODAY THEN FROM JANUARY WHEN HE HAD A MASSIVE RALLY IN MILWAUKEE

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE QUADRUPLE TO 12 % WHAT IS HE DOING TO SUPPORT THEIR AND GAIN GROUND ON JOE BIDEN? TOO HE'S MAKING AN OFFICIAL VISIT NOT A CAMPAIGN RALLY WHICH WE SAW BASICALLY IN ARIZONA AND IN TULSA HE IS VISITING IN THE SHIPYARD WHICH IS PART OF HIS ATTEMPT TO BE PRETRADE AS A PRESIDENT WHOSE HARD AT WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BEING INTO AREAS HE'S STRONG ON THE MILITARY AND ECONOMY

SO OFTEN, THE METHODS THAT THE ADVISORS AND WHITE HOUSE TRIED TO TREND WITH THESE TRIPS TO THE SWING STATES GET OVERWHELMED BY CONTROVERSY OF THE DAY EITHER SELF-CREATED OR OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTROL AND OF COURSE AS HE'S MAKING THIS DECISION SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS FOCUSING ON THE CORONAVIRUS PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR HEALTH, THEIR SAFETY, THEY WONDER WHEN THEIR KIDS WILL GO BACK TO SCHOOL WHAT THEY WILL DO WITH THEIR CHILDREN OVER THE SUMMER THE PRESIDENT FOCUS ON THINGS LIKE THE INCREASE FOR THE SIZE OF THE MILITARY AND THE ECONOMY, THOSE MIGHT SEEM OUT OF TOUCH WITH VOTERS WHO HAVE THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY AND SECURITY ON THEIR MINDS >> A NEW YORK TIMES POLL SHOWS JOE BIDEN HAS A NINE POINT ADVANTAGE ACROSS KEY STATES

WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT THESE NUMBERS? >> Reporter: WELL YOU KNOW, THEY SAID IN A STATEMENT WHAT THEY'VE BEEN SAYING A NUMBER OF TIMES WHICH IS TO DISREGARD THE POLL NUMBERS, THEY DON'T BELIEVE THESE POLLS THEY BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE, THE PUBLIC POLLS AT LEAST, THAT THEY ARE BIASED AND SLANTED AGAINST HIM BY NOT HAVING ENOUGH REPUBLICANS IN THERE LOOKING AT LIKELY VOTERS VERSUS REGISTERED VOTERS THE ADVISOR SAID FOR A WHILE TO ME, WHEN YOU SEE POLLS WITH THE PRESIDENT DOWN A FEW POINTS MAYBE THREE OR FOR POINTS ARE NOT TOO WORRIED BECAUSE IT'S WITHIN THE MARGIN OF ERROR THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY COULD MISS SOME OF THESE HIDDEN TRUMP SUPPORTERS THEY COULD MISS THESE FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE NOT VOTED IN A LONG TIME BUT THEY'RE MOTIVATED TO COME OUT OVER THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS WHEN YOU SEE THE POLLS DOWN BY EIGHT, 10, OR ON ONE PARTICULAR DAY 14 POINTS, THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE OUTSIDE THE BODY OF VOTERS THAT COULD HAVE A BIAS IN THE POLLS

THESE NUMBERS HAVE SHOWN A CLEAR TREND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IN FAVOR OF JOE BIDEN THE STRATEGY OF THE CAMPAIGN HASN'T SHIFTED MUCH, THIS IS MOSTLY SHOWS THAT THE ECONOMY WILL TURN AROUND AND THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TEMPERATURE BIDEN IN AN UNFAVORABLE WAY WHICH WILL OVERCOME THE DEFICIT THE VOTERS HAVE SEEN NOW AND WILL MAKE THIS A BIG CHOICE BETWEEN TRUMP AND BIDEN RATHER THAN A REFERENDUM WHICH IS WHERE THEY ARE RIGHT NOW >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE ECONOMY A LITTLE MORE ANOTHER TOP ECONOMIC ADVISOR IS LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE DAYS AFTER KEVIN ANNOUNCED HE'S OUT TO DO WE KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE? >> Reporter: WELL IT RAISES SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO IS GIVING THE PRESIDENT ADVICE ON THE ECONOMY AT A POINT WHERE WE ARE IN A RECESSION AND NOT TO MENTION, A DEPRESSION LIKE ERA THAT WE COULD BE HEADING TOWARDS

THERE IS LARRY KUDLOW IN THE PRESIDENT'S INNER CIRCLE WHO HAD BUYS HIM WHO ADVISE HIM ON THE ECONOMY THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME BIG ECONOMIC QUESTIONS THAT MAY GO UNANSWERED DESPITE THERE IS NUMBERS SHOWING THE SITUATION IMPROVING A BIT, DO THINGS CONTINUE WITH THE REOPENING PLAN GIVEN WHAT WE'VE SEEN? WHAT HAPPENS IN JULY 1 UNEMPLOYMENT AND A LOT OF THESE BENEFITS BEGIN TO RUN OUT? AND WILL WE SEE MORE STIMULUS FROM CONGRESS? THERE'S BEEN A SHAKEUP IN THE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS OFFICE WHICH SHOWS A BIG CONNECTION BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS WE'RE SORT OF KEEPING THE ECONOMIC MOMENTUM THAT SEEMS TO BE OUT THERE AND KEEP IT GOING THE PRESIDENT HASN'T REALLY TALKED ABOUT THE PLAN FOR WHAT THE NEXT STEPS WOULD BE HERE, HE SEEMS MORE FOCUSED ON SAYING THE ECONOMY IS COMING BACK AND THERE'S SORT OF THIS HOPE TO CONTINUE TO SEE THIS GOING IN THE POSITIVE DIRECTION

>> THAT'S A BIG QUESTION PEOPLE STILL HAVE, WHAT WILL WE DO? HOW WILL WE GET THERE WHICH IS A LITTLE UNNERVING TO SEE THE REVOLVING DOOR THERE THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> SHOULD WASHINGTON DC BECOME A STATE? TOMORROW THE HOUSE IS VOTING ON A STATEHOOD BILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1993 PRESIDENT TRUMP REIGNITED THIS TODAY WHEN HE SENT THE NATIONAL GUARD TO CONTROL POLICE BRUTALITY PROTESTS IN DC DC IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION WHERE THE PRESIDENT HAS AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONAL GUARD INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNOR, INC

OR ANDREA MITCHELL REPORTS >> Reporter: PROTESTERS ACROSS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CLEARED WITH CHEMICAL GAS THIS SO THE PRESIDENT COULD CROSS THE PARK FOR A PHOTO OP HELICOPTERS SWOOPED DOWN OVER CITY STREETS A COMBAT ZONE IN DOWNTOWN DC

THE CITY'S MAYOR COULDN'T STOP ANY OF THIS BECAUSE UNLIKE 50 STATES AND THE US TERRITORY, WASHINGTON IS THE ONLY JURISDICTION WHERE THE NATIONAL GUARD ANSWERS TO THE PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF TO THE GOVERNOR >> TWO SENATORS VOTED FOR US AND SPOKE FOR US, A VOTING REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE OUR BORDERS AREN'T BREACHED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT >> THE CAPITAL CITY HAS 702,000 RESIDENTS, MORE THAN VERMONT OR WYOMING

PEOPLE HERE PAY MORE TOTAL FEDERAL TAXES THAN 22 STATES WHAT THE DISTRICT DOESN'T HAVE IS THE VOTE IN CONGRESS NOT SINCE THE LAW PASSED IN 1801 WHEN THOMAS JEFFERSON WAS THE PRESIDENT WHAT IS IT FEEL LIKE TO NEVER BE ABLE TO VOTE ON FINAL PASSAGE FOR ONE OF YOUR BILLS? >> IT'S NOT TOTALLY RESPECTED DESPITE THE HIGHEST FEDERAL INCOME TAXES PER CAPITA IN THE UNITED STATES >> ELEANOR WAS BORN IN DC 83 YEARS AGO

THE GREAT- GRANDDAUGHTER OF RICHARD HOLMES WHO ESCAPED FROM A VIRGINIA SLAVE MASTER TO FIND WORK IN THE NATIONS CAPITAL >> RICHARD HOLMES MADE IT TO FREEDOM THAT HE DID NOT MAKE IT TO A QUALITY NOR HAVE THOSE IN HIS LINEAGE YET MADE IT TO A QUALITY >> Reporter: RESIDENTS HAVE NO SAY ON THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES OR CABINET MEMBERS OR OTHER OFFICIALS CONGRESS HASN'T EVEN DEBATED STATEHOOD SINCE 1993 WHEN IT LOST >> THIS DEPRIVATION OF STATEHOOD IS UNJUST

>> Reporter: DESPITE STRONG SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE, MOST SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE STILL OPPOSED >> I DON'T THINK YOU WILL HAVE MANY IN THE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE FOR THAT >> Reporter: THE DEBATE WILL GIVE WASHINGTON THE CHANCE TO PROTEST AGAINST TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION A PRINCIPAL THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE SETTLED BY THE FOUNDERS WITHIN 200 YEARS >>> ANDREA MITCHELL JOINS US NOW

THANK YOU SO MUCH WERE BEING WITH US HERE ON NEWS NOW AND WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU THE WHITE HOUSE DOESN'T WANT TO MAKE DC ESTATE WHY? AND WILL THIS HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE BOAT? >> INDEED, THE VOTE WILL BE OVERWHELMING FOR HOUSE MEMBERS SPONSORING WITH A NEED TO PASS THIS BUT MITCH McCONNELL MAY NOT BRING THIS UP IN THE SENATE, THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WOULD VETO THIS RIGHT NOW, IT'S THE RABBINIC IN POLITICS BECAUSE THIS DILUTES THE REPUBLICAN SENATE BECAUSE DC IS PREDOMINANTLY DEMOCRATIC, THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT THAT

IF THEY DO BECOME A STATE, THERE WOULD BE TWO MORE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS MOST LIKELY PROCESSING WITHIN THAT IT USED TO BE THE SOUTHERN DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSED THIS BECAUSE AT THAT TIME DC WAS PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND NOW IT'S ABOUT 50/50 IT'S MUCH CLOSER NOW, MUCH MORE EVENLY DIVIDED IT'S ALL POLITICS, IT DOES COME DOWN TO THAT >> HOW DID THE CONSTITUENTS FEEL? IS THERE SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR STATEHOOD AMONG THE RESIDENTS THERE? >> THEIR SHORT IS

THE LICENSE PLATES SAY TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION THERE ARE SO MANY ISSUES THAT WE CAN'T VOTE ON WITHOUT ANYONE REPRESENTING US NORTON IS A DELEGATE THERE, SHE'S ICONIC AND VERY POPULAR SHE CAN'T VOTE THAT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

YES THERE'S A LOT OF SUPPORT FOR IT BUT EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT GOING TO GO TO THE SENATE OR EVER BE APPROVED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE HOPE NOW IS THAT WITH THIS VOTE THIS WILL GIVE US MORE WEIGHT AND IF JOE BIDEN IS ELECTED AND IF THE SENATE WERE TO RETURN THERE COULD BE A REAL CHANCE WITH THIS WITH A MAJOR CHANGE >> IS THAT WHAT'S THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS VOTE TOMORROW? THAT THIS COULD SHINE A LIGHT ON IT ONCE AGAIN AND HOPEFULLY IF NOT TOMORROW, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY COULD COME UP WITH AGAIN SOON? >> YES, AND I THINK IT GOT A LOT OF FOCUS BECAUSE ON THAT DAY, THREE WEEKS AGO WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS MARCHING THROUGHOUT THE SQUARE AND THE SQUARE WAS CLEARED, IT WAS A PEACEFUL PROTEST BY ALL ACCOUNTS FROM OUR CORRESPONDENCE IN THE GROUND BUT CHEMICAL GAS WAS USED EVEN THOUGH THERE WAS THE INITIAL DENIAL BUT THEY FINALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THAT SHOW OF FORCE BY THE NATIONAL GUARD, IT SHOCKED A LOT OF PEOPLE TO DISCOVER THE MAYOR HAD NO CONTROL OVER THE NATIONAL GUARD BECAUSE DC — THE PRESIDENT WAS MOBILIZED AROUND THE CITY, HE THEN BACKED DOWN HE COULD HAVE HAD THE 82nd AIRBORNE IN HERE AND THERE WAS A LOT OF MOMENTUM IN THAT >> IT'S SUCH AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU, I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK AND VISIT US AGAIN

>> ANYTIME >> THANK YOU >> LAWMAKERS VOTING TODAY ON A SWEEPING POLICE REFORM BILL BACKED BY THE DEMOCRATS >>> TODAY WE ARE STANDING HERE FOR JUSTICE AS WE BRING FORWARD THE GEORGE FLOYD JUSTICE POLICING ACT EXACTLY ONE MONTH AGO, GEORGE FLOYD SPOKE HIS FINAL WORDS, "I CAN'T BREATHE

" HE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY >> OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW FROM CAPITOL HILL THIS BILL NAMED AFTER GEORGE FLOYD STANDS, DEMOCRATS SAY IT GOES FURTHER THAN THE REPUBLICAN BILL BLOCKED IN THE SENATE WHAT ELSE IS IN HERE? >> THAT'S RIGHT IT GOES A LOT FURTHER THAN THE REPUBLICAN BILL THAT WAS LOCKED IN THE SENATE

HERE'S WHAT THE BILL DOES, AS A REMINDER AS YOU SAID IT BANS CHOKEHOLD'S IT TRIES TO INCENTIVIZE BY WITHHOLDING FEDERAL FUNDS IT ENDS THIS IDEA OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY THERE'S THE ABILITY TO SUE POLICE OFFICERS AND HOLD THEM PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE IF SOMEONE DIES IN THEIR CUSTODY

THE DEMOCRATIC BILL AND THE REPUBLICAN BILL DOES NOT EVEN TOUCH IT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL ALSO SEES A NATIONAL REGISTRY OF POLICE MISCONDUCT THE WAY THE REPUBLICAN BILL DEALS WITH IT IS THAT LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS KEEP TRACK AND HAVE TO UPDATE POLICE MISCONDUCT AND THEN THEY COULD SHARE IT WITH OTHER LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WHEN ASKED TO DO SO SO THERE'S THE BIG DIFFERENCE THERE NO KNOCK WARRANTS, THE DEMOCRATIC BILL BANS NO KNOCK WARRANTS

WHAT THE REPUBLICAN BILL DOES, IT COLLECTS DATA TO STUDY THE ISSUE IT DOESN'T TOUCH THAT ISSUE OF TRYING TO CONTROL THAT AT ALL SO THERE ARE SOME BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN BILL AND THE DEMOCRATIC BILL THAT IS WHY DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING IN THE SENATE THAT IT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY COULD NOT EVEN BEGIN TO SUPPORT, THAT IT'S JUST A BAD STARTING PLACE FROM NEGOTIATIONS, ALLISON >> HOW WILL REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE RESPOND TO THE BILL HERE? >> SO IN THE HOUSE, THAT'S WHERE THE LEGISLATION IS TODAY

IT'S EXPECTED TO PASS, DEMOCRATS HAVE CHAMPION THE BILL ALL DAY LONG WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE HOUSE, THERE'S GOING TO BE A MOSTLY PARTYLINE VOTE I'M TOLD BY A SENIOR REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AIDE THAT THEY WILL LOSE A FEW REPUBLICAN VOTES ON THE LEGISLATION BUT NOT MANY WE JUST GOT ONE REPUBLICAN WHO WAS SPEAKING ON THE HOUSE FLOOR MOMENTS AGO, WILL HEARD OF TEXAS, THE ONLY BLACK REPUBLICAN IN THE HOUSE, HE ISN'T RUNNING FOR REELECTION HE SAID HE'S NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL, HE SAYS THEY ARE MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE LEGISLATION THAT COULD BECOME LAW SO HE CAN'T SUPPORT THE DEMOCRATIC BILL SO IT WILL BE A VERY PARTISAN VOTE IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TODAY

>> DO WE KNOW WHEN THE VOTES IS EXPECTED TODAY? AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES? I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS BUT IF TODAY'S HOUSE BILL PASSES IN THE SENATE? >> IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW THE HOUSE WILL VOTE ON IT TONIGHT AND YOU KNOW I'M SPEAKING WITH SOURCES IN THE SENATE AND SEEING IF ANY OF THESE BIPARTISAN DISCUSSIONS OR TALKS HAVE BEGUN BETWEEN THE SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA WHO IS A REPUBLICAN, CORY BOOKER AND KAMALA HARRIS ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE WE HAVE BEEN TALKING CONSTANTLY I'M TOLD ANY SORT OF FORMAL OR ACCELERATED CONVERSATION HASN'T BEGUN

I CAUGHT UP WITH SENATOR SCOTT IN THE HALLWAY A LITTLE BIT AGO HE SOUNDED EXTREMELY DEFEATED HE SAID THAT HE IS WILLING TO TRY TO FIGURE SOMETHING OUT BUT HE THINKS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE ACTING IN A POLITICAL NATURE HE TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE PLAYING A DANGEROUS GAME OF POLITICS HOPING PERHAPS TO WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER WHERE THEY COULD GET SOMETHING BETTER HE CALLS IT DANGEROUS AND THINKS THE DEMOCRATS AREN'T OPERATING IN GOOD FAITH AND THAT JUST SHOWS THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT DEMOCRATS HAVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG THEY DON'T TRUST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TO COME TO THESE NEGOTIATIONS AND PERHAPS ALLOW ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE BILL

SO TRUST ON CAPITOL HILL, ON THIS ISSUE DESPITE PUBLIC PRESSURE TO DO SOMETHING, IT'S VERY LOW >> IT'S INCREDIBLE IT ALMOST FEELS LIKE WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN'S REACTION TO THE DEMOCRATS THE DEMOCRATS REACTION TO REPUBLICANS THAT YOU'RE ALMOST GIVING ME THE SAME ANSWERS BECAUSE THEY FEEL THE SAME WAY AND BOTH PARTIES REALLY WANT TO GET SOMETHING DONE HERE THEY KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE THERE SEEMS TO BE THIS INCREDIBLE DISCONNECT >> THERE ABSOLUTELY IS AND YOU KNOW I CAUGHT UP WITH SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI IN THE HALLWAY TODAY

SHE INDICATED LAST WEEK SHE WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF GOING TO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE WITH THE SENATE WHICH MEANS THAT THEY PASS THEIR OWN HOUSE, THEY COME TOGETHER AFTERWARD TO WORK OUT A COMPROMISE AND SEND IT TO THE PRESIDENT'S DESK SHE SAID LAST WEEK THAT IS A PROCESS SHE WOULD SUPPORT SO I ASKED HER IF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS MADE A MISTAKE THEY BLOCKED THE REPUBLICAN BILL, BY BEING ABLE TO NEGOTIATE THE BILL ON THE SENATE FLOOR, SHE SAID ABSOLUTELY NOT SHE'S VERY PROUD OF SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR STANDING UP AND DOING WHAT THEY WERE DOING SHE BLAMES THE MEDIA AND SHE BLAMES US FORGIVING REPUBLICANS TOO MUCH CREDIT FOR WHAT SHE SAYS WAS PUTTING OUT A BAD BILL

SO THERE ARE BOTH SIDES GOING OUT ON A COUPLE OF WEEKS SO IF ANYTHING IS TO HAPPEN THE EARLIEST IT WOULD HAPPEN IS AT THE END OF JULY >> ALL RIGHT, LEANNE CALDWELL ON CAPITOL HILL WHERE IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE WE ARE GETTING FAR ON POLICE REFORM, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL TODAY

HE IS IN LANCASTER PENNSYLVANIA FOCUSING ON HEALTHCARE WEARING A MASK, PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING OUR NEWS CORRESPONDENT IS COVERING THE CAMPAIGN HE JOINS ME NOW FOR HIS WEEKLY VISIT TO PENNSYLVANIA AS WE HAVE BEEN TRAVELING WITH THE VICE PRESIDENT IT SEEMS LIKE THIS, YOU PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR, YOU KNOW YOU COULD POP INTO PENNSYLVANIA TALKING ABOUT HEALTHCARE AT A TIME WHEN HEALTH IS REALLY ON THE FOREFRONT OF SO MANY AMERICANS MINDS

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT NEEDS TO GET OUT TODAY? >> WELL ALLISON, FIRST I WILL ASK YOU TO HELP ME OUT BECAUSE THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE LEAVING SO IF YOU SEE HIS MOTORCADE BEHIND ME, I WILL SLOW DOWN, THE SIGHTING OF JOE BIDEN — SO I WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AS THIS RELATES TO YOUR QUESTION ABOUT HEALTHCARE ABSOLUTELY BEFORE HE BEGAN RUNNING THE PRESIDENT IN 2019, HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE DEMOCRATIC SURROGATES FOR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES IN THE MIDTERMS IN 2018 WHAT DO WE REMEMBER BEING THE WINNING ISSUER ONE OF THE BIGGER ONES FOR HOUSE DEMOCRATS THAT HELP THEM WIN CONTROL OF THE MAJORITY THERE? IT WAS THE HEALTHCARE AS THE CAMPAIGN MAPPED OUT ITS STRATEGY FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTIONS, THE NOMINATION SITE AND GENERAL ELECTIONS, A WANT TO REPLICATE THE STRATEGY AND EXPAND THIS FOR THE 2020 ELECTION

HEALTHCARE WITH HIS PLAN TO BUILD ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WOULD BE CENTRAL TO THE WAY HE WOULD CAMPAIGN BUT OBVIOUSLY IN THE AGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT WE HAD SEEN IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THIS, JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO WHAT HE DID TODAY MARY WHAT THEY VIEW AS A BUNGLED RESPONSE TO THE FACT THAT PRESIDENTS TRUMP IS GOING TO ATTEMPT TO INVALIDATE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND ESSENTIALLY THROW IT OUT AS HE SAID TODAY IN HIS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION WITH SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS PEOPLE WHO MAY NOW HAVE NEW PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AS A RESULT OF HAVING THE CORONAVIRUS WOULD NO LONGER SEE THOSE PROTECTED, THOSE WOULD NEED HEALTHCARE WOULD LOSE POTENTIAL GOVERNMENT OBAMA CARE PLANS IF PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SUCCESSFUL SO IT'S A CRITICAL OPPORTUNITY FROM JOE BIDEN TO MARRY THOSE STRATEGIES TOGETHER >> IF HE WINS THE ELECTION WHAT ARE HIS PLANS FOR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT? >> IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT HAD BEEN RAISED LATELY IS GIVEN WHAT WE HAD SEEN IN TERMS OF HEALTH EMERGENCY IN THE COUNTRY IT'S FORCING JOE BIDEN TO REEVALUATE HIS HEALTHCARE PROPOSAL HE DID SAY DURING HIS REMARKS HERE THAT WE NEED A PUBLIC OPTION NOW MORE THAN EVER AND THAT WAS BASICALLY A SUMMATION OF WHAT HIS PROPOSAL WOULD DO, TAKING WHAT THE PRESIDENT PASSED IN 2010, THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND IF THEY WANTED TO GET THIS AT THE TIME BUT WEREN'T ABLE TO GET AN AGREEMENT ON THERE WERE BOTH DEMOCRATS AND PUBLICANS ON THE HILL WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH THE OPTION TO BUY INTO A MEDICARE -LIKE PLAN

THIS IS WHAT A LOT OF THE DEMOCRATIC RIVALS WERE PUSHING WITH A MEDICARE FOR ALL SYSTEM JOE BIDEN WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT, HE EQUATED IT DURING THE NOMINATION TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING TO DO, THROWING OUT SOMETHING THAT WORKS IN FAVOR OF SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE AN AWFUL, HEAVY, POLITICAL LIFT THAT CONTINUES TO BE WHAT HE'S PROPOSING, TAKING WHAT OBAMA PAST AND DOING WHAT HE CAN TO BUILD ON IT HE CAME TO TRY TO BUILD SOME PUBLIC ENERGY AND PUBLIC MOMENTUM BEHIND THE LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL WHICH HE WILL HOPE TO HAVE THE DEMOCRATIC SENATE WORKING ON WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR TO HELP PASS >> A NUMBER OF POLLS SHOW HE'S BUILDING A SIGNIFICANT LEAD IN SOME BATTLEGROUND STATES, WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT THE LEAD, THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN THAT IS? >> I WILL TELL YOU WHAT BOTH ARE SAYING

THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HELD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH MEMBERS OF THE BIDEN PRESS CORPS BEFORE JOE BIDEN CAME HERE TODAY ASKING ABOUT THE POLLS AS WELL SAYING WE DON'T PUT ANY STOCK IN ANY PUBLIC POLLS, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID THE SURVEYS DON'T COUNT ENOUGH BROKEN VOTERS IN THEIR SAMPLE AND WHAT'S INTERESTING IS THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN DON'T BELIEVE THE POLLS, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN OF COURSE WHICH THEY BELIEVE MORE THAT THEY ARE GUARDING AGAINST TAKING IT TOO SERIOUSLY BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GUARD AGAINST THEIR SUPPORTERS TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED WHICH IS WHY YOU HAVE SEEN OVER THE COURSE OF THE WEEK, THE BITING CAMPAIGN INCLUDING THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA, IN THE EVENT THEY HELD ON TUESDAY, STRESSING THE URGENCY OF THE MOMENT AND NOT TAKING ANYTHING FOR GRANTED AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THE CAMPAIGN HAD DECIDED IN TERMS OF THE POLL IS THAT IT'S HARD TO PREDICT WHAT THE ACTUAL ELECTORATE WILL LOOK LIKE BECAUSE OF HOW HARD IT COULD BE FOR AMERICANS TO VOTE, VOTING BY MAIL OR IN PERSON, LOOK AT WHAT WE HAD SEEN OVER THE PAST WEEK IN THE PRIMARIES WHERE THEY ARE WAITING TO TALLY A LOT OF THE VOTES >> I SEE IT FEW PEOPLE MILLING ABOUT BEHIND YOU SO THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MAY BE ON HIS WAY I HAVE NO DOUBT WHEN YOU SEE HIM YOU WILL ASK HIM ABOUT THIS AS YOU HAVE ALWAYS >> I WILL GIVE IT MY BEST >>> COLORADO'S GOVERNOR LOOKING INTO THE CASE OF A BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY AFTER OFFICERS AFTER OFFICERS PUT THEM IN A CHOKEHOLD

DAVE GUTIERREZ JOINS ME NOW DAVE, TELL US ABOUT THE CASE AND ELIJAH MacLEAN, THE VICTIM AT THE CENTER OF THIS >> THE CASE IS RAISING A LOT OF QUESTIONS, GETTING ATTENTION OF THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS AND WEEKS, ESPECIALLY SINCE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD THIS HAPPENED IN AURORA COLORADO, A DENVER SUBURB IT HAPPENED AUGUST LAST YEAR

BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE HAD BEEN RECENTLY RELEASED AND IT TOOK SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE IT WAS RELEASED AND WAS MENTIONED, 23- YEAR-OLD ELIJAH McCLAIN DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT NIGHT IN AUGUST, POLICE WERE CALLED IN RESPONSE TO A REPORT OF A SUSPICIOUS PERSON ELIJAH McCLAIN WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET IN A SKI MASK AND HIS FAMILY SAYS HE DID THIS BECAUSE HE HAD A BLOOD CONDITION AND OFTEN GOT COLD WHICH IS WHY HE WORE THAT MASK THE POLICE OFFICER CAME UP AND STOPPED HIM THEN HE WAS PUSHED TO THE GROUND AND THERE WAS AN ALTERCATION THAT HAPPENED AND HE EVENTUALLY DIED, DAYS LATER, AFTER HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL

A LOT OF QUESTIONS AROUND THE INCIDENT AND WHETHER THE POLICE SHOULD HAVE USED FORCE AND IT'S INTERESTING HOWEVER, IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS ACCORDING TO THE AUTOPSY AND ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS FROM THE LOCAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, HE DIDN'T BRING CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST THE OFFICERS, THAT DIDN'T SIT WELL WITH ELIJAH McCLAIN'S FAMILY AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAD CALLED FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CASE AND AS YOU MENTIONED, FOLLOWING INTENSE PUBLIC PRESSURE AT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN COLORADO NOW ANNOUNCING THAT THEY WILL RE- EXAMINE THE CASE >> WHAT COULD YOU TELL US ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED? >> THERE WERE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE INITIALLY PLACED ON LEAVE WHICH IS OFTEN THE CASE REGARDING ANY TYPE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE COMPLAINT OR ANY TYPE OF OFFICER INVOLVED DEATH THE INITIAL INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACTUALLY FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS HAD FOLLOWED PROTOCOL AND FOLLOW TRAINING OR AT LEAST WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE TRAINING AND THEREFORE THEY WERE ALLOWED TO GO BACK ON THE JOB THE FAMILY OF COURSE THE ONCE CRIMINAL CHARGES, I SPOKE WITH ELIJAH McCLAIN'S MOTHER A SHORT TIME AGO AND WANTS CRIMINAL CHARGES IN THIS CASE >> WHAT WILL LIKELY HAPPEN NOW THAT THE STATE IS TAKING OVER THE INVESTIGATION? >> THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION I WAS READING ABOUT THE CASE A SHORT TIME AGO AND WITH DIFFERENT LEGAL EXPERT SANG WHAT WOULD HAPPEN HERE

ONE EXPERT, A FORMER POLICE OFFICER TOLD THE DENVER POST IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT THE STATE COULD DO GIVEN LOCAL AUTHORITY COMING OUT AND SAYING THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A HOMICIDE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN THAT COUNTY HAD ACTUALLY JUST SAID THAT HE DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT THIS RISES TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES EVEN IF HE THINKS THAT PERHAPS IT IS A TRAGEDY AND ELIJAH McCLAIN SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S VIEW THAT DOESN'T RISE TO THE LEVEL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES BUT LOCAL OFFICIALS INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL ARE CONSIDERING OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO HIRE ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATOR TO LOOK AT THE CASE AND THIS HAS GOTTEN NATIONWIDE ATTENTION OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, 2 MILLION PEOPLE SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION WHICH IS PARTLY WHY SOME OF THAT PRESSURE, THAT LED THE GOVERNOR TO ANNOUNCE THE RE-EXAMINING OF THE CASE, EVEN CELEBRITIES ARE TWEETING ABOUT THIS ELLEN DID GENEROUS IS ASKING FOR YOU KNOW, FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE CASE, ALLISON >> YES, THE CASE IS GETTING SO MUCH NATIONAL ATTENTION, NO DOUBT WE WILL TALK WITH YOU ABOUT THIS AGAIN SOON THANKS SO MUCH

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YOU SEE THIS?, YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? THIS IS FOR YOU IT'S FREE THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT

THAT'S WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> WE LIKE TO THINK IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> EVERY STEP I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRY TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOUR DIFFERENT , TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN, THAT'S MY THING

>> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> NEW YORK CITY HOMICIDE RATE IS AT A FIVE % HIGH THE COMMISSIONER ADDRESSED THIS SURGE IN RATES ON WEDNESDAY >> WE SEEN INCREASES IN GUN VIOLENCE, A COURT SYSTEM THAT IS SHUT DOWN, A SITUATION WHERE VIOLENT CRIMINALS ARE WALKING AROUND ON THE STREETS AND SHOOTING — AND HOMICIDES ARE INCREASING WE HAVE TO DO BETTER AS A SOCIETY

>> OUR NEWS INVESTIGATION CORRESPONDENT TOM WINTER JOINS ME NOW THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SHOT IN THE CITY OR AT 42 % FROM LAST YEAR THIS IS AN ALARMING STATISTIC WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE NUMBERS HERE? >> THIS IS AN ALARMING STATISTIC CONSIDERING THE MAJORITY OF NEW YORK CITY IS SHUT DOWN , WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, WE AREN'T IN THE HEART OF SUMMER WHERE CRIME TRADITIONALLY RISES SO IT'S CONCERNING, HOMICIDE RUNNING TO A HALF % OVER THE FIVE-YEAR MARK WHICH IS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE A COUPLE OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING, PRIMARILY YOU HAVE, WE TOUCHED ON THIS A LITTLE BIT BEFORE, I WILL GO INTO MORE DETAIL NOW, IT'S A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FROM MOST OF THE SERIOUS CRIME

WHAT YOU ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS A BREAKDOWN IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM WITHIN NEW YORK CITY, YOU ARE SEEING PANDEMIC RATED ECONOMIC BREAKDOWNS WITHIN THE CITY AND IT'S COME TOGETHER, THE COMMISSIONER HAS SAID THE STORM CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON TALKING ABOUT THIS IN NOVEMBER AND JANUARY, AND IN A BRIEFING WITH REPORTERS YESTERDAY, WE HAD A POLICE PLAZA HE SAID THE STORM I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS ESSENTIALLY HERE RIGHT NOW AND YOU ARE SEEING THE SMALL PERCENTAGE DOING AN AWFUL LOT OF DAMAGE IN NEW YORK CITY INVOLVED IN SHOOTINGS, IT'S TYPICALLY CENTERED AROUND OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES WITH MARIJUANA USE, ILLEGAL GAMBLING, AND THE USE OF ILLEGAL GUNS WHEN YOU HAVE IT PUT TOGETHER, THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A BLOODIED, LITERALLY COMBINATION ALLISON >> TOM SOME ARE CALLING THIS AN IMPLOSION OF THE CITY'S JUDICIAL SYSTEM WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE SYSTEM THAT'S CAUSING ALL OF THIS? >> SO SPECIFICALLY, ALLISON, THIS COULD BE BOILED DOWN TO THREE AREAS

WHEN I'M TALKING ABOUT THAT I MEAN WE DON'T HAVE GRAND JURIES MEAN ON A STATE LEVEL OR FEDERAL LEVEL WE HAVEN'T SEEN GRAND JURIES ON THE STATE LEVEL WHERE THIS IMPACTS NEW YORK CITY WE DON'T HAVE THE GRAND JURY OR TRIALS PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SERIOUS CRIMES, RIGHT NOW OUT, THEY HAVE THE PENITENTIAL TO COMMIT THOSE CRIMES THOSE WHO'VE BEEN LET OUT OF RIKERS ISLAND, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LET OUT NO ONE'S HIRING ANYBODY RIGHT NOW, THE IN EMPLOYMENT RATES, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU TALKED ABOUT THIS THROUGH THE ROOF, LITTLE ON PEOPLE HIRING CONVICTED FELONS, THEY NEED JOBS AND INCOMES WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS GOING TO HOMELESS SHELTERS AND AT SOME POINT PEOPLE HAVE TO EAT, AT SOME POINT PEOPLE HAVE TO PROVIDE TO THEMSELVES ANOTHER ISSUE IS BECAUSE OF THE RECENT BILL OF REFORM, LAWS THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED IN NEW YORK CITY, AS WELL AS RECENT CHANGES BY SOME OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, MORE AND MORE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PUT INTO DIVERSION

CELEBRITIES ARE UNSUPERVISED RELEASE COMMISSIONERS SAY YESTERDAY THAT THERE IS NO SUPERVISION, THERE'S NO RESOURCES FOR THE PAROLE OFFICE TO BE ABLE TO BE ON TOP OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COMMITTED SERIOUS CRIMES WHO ARE TRYING TO BE GIVEN SECOND CHANCES SOME OF THEM ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS IN A GOOD WAY SOME OF THEM ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE IN A VIOLENT AND CRIMINAL WAY >> IS THERE ANY PLAN IN PLACE OR CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT THEY COULD DO TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM BEFORE THE PANDEMIC IS OVER OR IS THIS SOMETHING WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT OUT BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS FOR THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM THAT CAN'T BE IN A SITUATION >> IT'S THE PERFECT QUESTION AND IT'S THE ONE THAT NEEDS ANSWERS

THESE WILL CONTINUE TO GO UP AND GET WORSE, THIS IMPACTS REAL PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING SHOT OVER THIS, THAT'S SOMEONE'S LOVED ONE OR FAMILY MEMBER FIRST THINGS FIRST, YESTERDAY, THE SUPREME COURT AND THE UNITED STATES IS ABLE TO HAVE VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS, WE NEED TO HAVE VIRTUAL PROCEEDINGS HERE, WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO TRY PEOPLE AND HAVE THE JUDICIAL PROCESS, PEOPLE GET A FAIR TRIAL BUT THERE NEEDS TO BE A SYSTEM IN PLACE WHERE WE COULD START TO GET THIS JUDICIAL SYSTEM INSTEAD OF IMPLODING, MOVING FORWARD AGAIN AND GETTING THE WHEELS TURNING THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING AND ANOTHER THING IS TO LOOK AT CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE BILL AND REFORM LAW TIME WILL TELL

WE KIND OF FORESHADOW THAT YESTERDAY GETTING OUT OF THE PANDEMIC, THE THIRD THING IS THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING, IF SOMEONE IS LET OUT OF JAIL FOR A CORONAVIRUS RELATED REASON OR SOMEONE WILL BE DIVERTED HAS TO BE RESOURCES IN PLACE THERE HAS TO BE THE OPPORTUNITY PEOPLE GETTING LET OUT OF RIKERS ISLAND THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ARRESTED 450 TIMES ACCORDING TO TIMES ALREADY

SO THAT'S A LOT AND THAT HAS TO BE DEALT WITH BECAUSE THAT CAN START TO DRIVE CRIME THAT'S A PROBLEM, ALLISON >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >> SURE THING

LET'S GO TO ALEXA ALIOTO >> GREAT TO SEE YOU LOTS OF NEWS IN THIS HOUR THE CDC SAYS THE TRUE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES MAY BE TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN REPORTED THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC SAID THAT THE NEW ESTIMATES COME FROM BLOOD SAMPLES SHOWING THAT FOR ONE POSITIVE TEST, TEN PEOPLE HAVE THE ANTIBODIES

THE TOTAL NUMBER COULD SURPASS 20 MILLION IN THE US AND THE CDC IS IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR REVIVING THE LEST OF THOSE WHO ARE AT RISK INCLUDING REMOVING THE AGE THRESHOLD THE CDC SAYS RISK STEADILY INCREASES AS YOU AGE

THE ANNOUNCEMENT, PREGNANT WOMEN WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE HOSPITALIZED, ADMITTED TO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AND RECEIVE MECHANICAL VENTILATION BUT THEY WERE NOT AT MORE RISK OF DYING >>> CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ANNOUNCING, A PROCLAMATION THAT OPENS UP MORE FUNDING, MORE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN SURGES >> THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU CAN MAKE THE WHEN YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE PUBLIC PLEASE, WE HAVE A MANDATE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO WEAR A FACE COVERING

WE BELIEVE THAT CAN HAVE A PROFOUND IMPACT ON SLOWING THE SPREAD, PROTECTING YOU, PROTECTING OTHERS, AND SENDING A MESSAGE OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS VIRUS >> MEANWHILE, NEW YORK CITY WANTS THE EPICENTER IN THE UNITED STATES STILL ON TRACK FOR OPENING IN EARLY JULY THE CITY HAS ONE OF THE LOWEST TRANSMISSION RATES IN THE UNITED STATES TAKE A LISTEN TO MAYOR DE BLASIO

>> IT'S AN IMPORTANT STEP THAT THE CITY KEEPS MOVING IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE, FOR PEOPLE TRYING TO GET THEIR LIVELIHOODS BACK BUSINESSES TRYING TO SURVIVE, THE FUTURE OF THE CITY >> AND THIS FOLLOWS GOVERNOR CUOMO'S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE TRISTATE AREA WOULD REQUIRE A QUARANTINE FROM HOT SPOTS AN OFFICER WAS CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED STRANGULATION AND STRANGULATION

REQUESTS FOR COMMENT WERE NOT RETURNED >>> AND THE KENTUCKY DERBY OF COURSE, AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS HORSE RACE WILL HAVE FANS IN ATTENDANCE, THE EVENT TYPICALLY BRINGS 150,000 SPECTATE EVERIES AND TAKES PLACE ON THE FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY IT'S NOW SEPTEMBER 5th

THE PRESIDENT OF CHURCHILL DOWNS DID NOT SPECIFY HOW MANY FANS WOULD BE ALLOWED BUT THERE WOULD BE REDUCED CAPACITY AND THAT'S ALL FOR THIS HOUR ALLISON, BACK TO YOU >>> PLENTY OF NEWS THERE ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA ABSOLUTELY OVERWHELMED WITH PATIENTS

THE STATE REPORTING MORE THAN 3,000 NOR CORONAVIRUS CASES JUST TODAY CORRESPONDENT, JOINS ME NOW FROM SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA HALF OF THE CASES IN THE STATE ARE PEOPLE UNDER 45 WHY ARE WE SEEING SO MANY PEOPLE GETTING SICK >> IT'S A REFLECTION OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING AROUND THE COUNTRY

OLDER PEOPLE ARE AT HIGHER RISK AND THEY'RE MORE LIKELY TO STAY AT HOME BUT AS BUSINESSES HAVE REOPENED YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN COOPED UP FOR SEVERAL WEEKS AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO GO OUT AND IN ARIZONA, RESTAURANTS AND BARS HAVE OPENED UP AND A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WERE GOING OUT AND ABOUT

A 30-YEAR-OLD SAYS EARLIER THIS MONTH HE WAS GOING OUT AND WAS NOT WEARING A MASK OR SOCIAL DISTANCING HE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS INVINCIBLE HE CAME DOWN WITH COVID-19 AND IT WAS SO BAD HE HAD TO BE HOSPITALIZED TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE TOLD US >> I'M THE GUY THAT DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

I WAS NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING, NOT WEARING A MASK AND I GOT MY RESULTS BACK ON THURSDAY, POSITIVE FOR COVID I KNEW THAT EXISTED I WAS WORRIED ABOUT MY GRANDPARENTS AND THE OLDER POPULATION BUT FOR ME I DIDN'T TAKE IT SERIOUSLY WHICH WAS A TERRIBLE MISTAKE

>> Reporter: HE IS FEELING BETTER AND HE HOPES TO SHARE HIS STORY TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE TO OTHER YOUNGER PEOPLE IT'S RARE FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE TO END UP HOSPITALIZED BUT YOU CAN PASS IT ALONG TO OTHER PEOPLE THEY'RE NOT INVINCIBLE AND THEY NEED TO WEAR MASKS AND KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE ALLISONSOME >> FEWER THAN 200 ICU BEDS ARE AVAILABLE IN ARIZONA

WHAT IS THE PLAN IF HOSPITALS RUN OUT OF BEDS? >> WE HAVEN'T HEARD SPECIFIC PLANS FROM THE STATE ABOUT WHAT THEY'LL DO WE KNOW THAT ICU BEDS IN ALL ARE 88% FULL THAT'S UP FROM 84% EARLIER THIS MONTH AND SOME EXPERTS SAY THE NUMBER IS ONLY GOING TO GO UP WE SPOKE WITH THE FORMER DIRECTOR WHO EXPECTS THE STATE TO DO SURGE STATUS

THEY'LL BE PROVIDING THE BEST CARE POSSIBLE AND MAYBE IF YOU'RE IN A HOSPITAL BED YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE TO AN ICU BED IF THE ICU BEDS ARE FULL THERE'LL BE ADJUSTMENTS IF THINGS GET TO CAPACITY HE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE STATE NEEDS TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION TAKE A LISTEN

>> THE NUMBER ONE THING IS DO EVERYTHING YOU POSSIBLY CAN TO INCREASE THE STAFFING CAPACITY WITHIN OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS THE SURGE OF PATIENTS THAT'S ON THE WAY THAT ARE INCUBATING THE VIRUS RIGHT NOW ARE COMING AND THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOT WHEN YOU HAVE BEDS IN THE HALL THE TIME TO STAFF UP IS NOW SO YOU CAN PREPARE

>> MARICOPA COUNTY HAS SEEN A THIRD OF ITS CASES IN THE PAST WEEK HALF ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 45 >> GO GREG ABBOTT HOSPITALS IN TEXAS ARE SEEING A SURGE OF NEW CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS TODAY ALL OF THE ICU BEDS AT ALL OF THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER ARE FULL BUT THEY ARE ADDING MORE

EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN DR HILLARY FAIR BROTHER JOINS US NOW CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SEEING? >> OUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS ARE BUSY WE HAVE A LOT OF PATIENTS WAITING FOR BEDS WHO ARE TOO SICK TO GO HOME AMARILLO OUR PUBLIC HOSPITALS ARE REALLY OVERWHELMED WITH PATIENTS WHO ARE WAITING FOR CRITICAL CARE BEDS, ICU BEDS OR HIGHER LEVEL BEDS THAN WE HAVE AVAILABLE

WE'RE FULL AND IT IS BUSY >> ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE SHORTAGE OF ICU BEDS DO YOU THINK THE STATE WILL BE ABLE TO ADD ENOUGH TO HELP OUT THE PROBLEM? >> SO I AM CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE'LL BE OKAY WITH ICU BEDS I THINK IN TEXAS, THE BEDS ARE PROBABLY NOT THE LIMITING FACTOR IT'S MORE THE PHYSICIANS AND THE NURSING AND THE JANITORIAL STAFF AND THE ADDITIONAL HEALTHCARE TEAM, EVERYONE WHO MAKES UP THE TEAM

THOSE PEOPLE ARE THE LIMITING FACTOR, ESPECIALLY AS WE HAVE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ESSENTIALLY ALSO GETTING SICK >> THE CEO OF HOUSTON METHODIST SAYS THEY'RE SEEING AN INFLUX OF YOUNGER PAIRS, BUT THEY AREN'T STAYING IN THE HOSPITAL AS LONG AS OLDER PATIENTS IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SEEING? >> IN GENERAL, THERE'S A LOT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS THAN WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST NOW, I THINK THIS IS A METRIC THAT HAS MANY DIFFERENT REASONS FOR IT I WON'T GO INTO THE REASONS FOR WHY THERE ARE MORE YUCK PEOPLE SICK

REALISTICALLY, THE LIKELIHOOD THAT A YOUNG PERSON WHO IS OTHERWISE HEALTHY HAS TO STAY IN A HOSPITAL BED FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME WITH CORONAVIRUS IS VERY LOW AND BECAUSE OF THAT AS WE SEE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE SICK, IT'S LESS LIKELY THEY'LL BE ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL OR BE ON A VENTILATOR >> WHAT DO YOU THINK CONTRIBUTED TO THE SPIKE WE'RE SEEING IN HOSPITALIZATIONS? AND DO YOU THINK PAUSING THE REOPENING WILL BE ENOUGH TO SLOW IT DOWN? OR IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO GO ON IN THE STATE? >> SO I THINK, WE NEVER, TEXAS WAS AN INTERESTING CASE WE NEVER GOT THE SPIKE THAT EVERYBODY THOUGHT WE WOULD GET AND WE HAD THIS BASELINE CORONAVIRUS IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT NEVER WENT AWAY

WE NEVER SAW A SPIKE AND THEN THE GOVERNOR, AND UNDERSTANDABLY SO HE STARTED TO REOPEN AND THREE WEEKS AFTER PHASE ONE, FOUR WEEKS, FIVE WEEKS, SEVEN WEEKS, IN THE BEGINNING OF MAY WAS THE PHASE ONE OPENING WE SAW A SLIGHT UPTICK AND IT SEEMED LIKE WE WERE OKAY AND NOW WE'RE IN THIS

WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT DO WE NEED TAD TO GET OFF THE TRAJECTORY I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A MULTIFACTOR BUT MOST LOOK LIKELY, UNIVERSAL MASKING OF EVERYONE AND I AM BEGGING TEXANS TO WEAR MASKS AND DECREASE GOING OUT OF YOUR HOUSE TRY AND KEEP THINGS CLOSE TO HOME

RIGHT NOW IF THE CASES KEEP INCREASING AND WE OUTPACE THE ABILITY TO TAKE CARE OF THE SICK PEOPLE, NON-WHAT RECOURSE AND THAT'S CAUSING LOTS OF JOBS, AND DEVASTATING PEOPLE ON MULTIPLE LEVELS >> SO I THINK WE'RE PULLING BACK WE CLOSED OUT THE ELECTRICKIVE SURGERIES THERE ARE FINES IN PLACE IN MOST CITIES OF TEXAS IF YOU, IF PEOPLE ARE FOUND TO NOT BE MASKING IN A BUSINESS

I HAVE SEEN MORE PEOPLE WEARING MASKS WHEN I WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE ON TUESDAY I'M HOPE THAT THAT WILL HELP >>S THAT THE KIND OF LAG THAT YOU'RE EXPECTING

YOU MAKE THE CHANGES AND THEN WAIT TWO TO FOUR WEEKS TO SEE THE RESULTS >> THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING AND THE BEST EXPLANATION IS THAT IT'S AT LEAST TWO WEEKS THE EFFECT OF THAT WILL ONLY BE START TO SEE THE EFFECTS YOU WILL ONLY START TO SEE THE EFFECTS IN TWO WEEKS

YOU'LL CONTINUE TO SEE EFFECTSLE RIGHT NOW WE'RE A MONTH AWAY FROM MEMORIAL DAY AND BECAUSE OF THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING MAYBE THE INCREASE IN CASES WAS AFFECTED BY MEMORIAL DAY WHICH WAS MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO IT'S NOT THAT THINGS AFFECT ONE MOMENT IN TIME THERE'S ALWAYS A TWO WEEK DELAY IN WHATEVER WE DO >> I KNOW YOU'RE WORKING SO HARD RIGHT NOW

TREATING SO MANY PATIENTS THANK YOU FOR REMINDING PEOPLE WHAT A DIFFERENCE A MASK CAN MAKE >> THANK YOU SO MUCH STAY SAFE >>> >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING AN ECONOMIC MESSAGE TO WISCONSIN

UNEMPLOYMENT HAS GNARL QUADRUPLED SINCE PARTICULAR WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE NAVY CONTRACT? >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO USE THIS VISIT TO TRY TO TALK ABOUT SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE CORONAVIRUS OR UNEMPLOYMENT A POSITIVE ECONOMIC MESSAGE THAT HE FELT WOULD TRANSCEND THE BROADER ECONOMIC NEWS TALKING ABOUT A THOUSAND JOBS THAT WILL BE CREATED THILL BE BUILT HEAR IN WISCONSIN

>> THIS WARSHIP IS AN EXAMPLE IT'S ONE OF THE ONES THAT THEY'LL BE BUILDING AND THE PRESIDENT TRYING TO EMPHASIS HOW OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS HE HAS WORKED TO BRING BACK JOBS TO MANUFACTURING BASES LIKE THIS PART OF WISCONSIN BUT WE KNOW THAT THE MINDS OF A LOT OF PEOPLE IN WISCONSIN AND ELSEWHERE ARE NOT ON THAT IT'S ON THE FACT THAT CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE GOING UP, INCREASING CONCERNS NOT ONLY ABOUT MORE CASES IN GENERAL BUT ABOUT AN INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES WHICH TELLS YOU THAT IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT MORE TESTING

EVEN HERE IN WISCONSIN AS HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE MILITARY, WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT REPEAT THE ARGUMENT WE'RE SEEING MORE POSITIVE TESTS BECAUSE WE'RE DOING MORE TESTING AS WE KNOW FROM PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, THAT'S ONLY A PART OF THE STORY BRAGGING ABOUT HAVING ONE OF THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATES IN THE UNITED STATES BUT AS WE KNOW FROM PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS, A REAL CONCERN IN ABOUT TWO OR THREE WEEKS, YOU'LL SEE THE MORTALITY RATES GO UP AS WELL >> YOU MENTIONED THE CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

DID THE PRESIDENT OR HIS STAFF TAKE ANY EXTRA PRECAUTIONS, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT SOME OF HIS STAFFERS TESTED POSITIVE AFTER THE TULSA RALLY LAST WEEK >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT A LOT OF CONCERN AFTER EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S STAFF, INCLUDING TWO SECRET SERVICE MEMBERS TESTED POSITIVE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS THE PRESIDENT BEFORE HE CAME TO THE SHIPYARD

FOX REQUIRED ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS, THE PEOPLE COMING TO SEE THE TOWN HALL TO WEAR MASKS, BUT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF DID NOT WEAR A MASK MOST OF THE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE TOUR INCLUDING MANY OF THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WITH THE PRESIDENT, THEY DID WEAR MASKS THE PRESIDENT DID NOT IF EVEN THOUGH MASKS WERE, NOT ACTUALLY USING THEM >> IN WISCONSIN, THANK YOU

>>> WISCONSIN ISN'T THE ONLY BATTLEGROUND STATE WHERE JOE BIDEN HAS A LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP THE LATEST POLL NUMBERS >> WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT RECENT POLLING THAT SHOWS DONALD TRUMP FALLING BEHIND JOE BIDEN AND WE ARE SEEING THAT AT THE STATE LEVEL THEY LOOKED AT SIX BATTLEGROUND STATES

SIX STATES THAT DONALD TRUMP WON IN 2016 LET'S START IN PENNSYLVANIA NARROW TRUMP VICTORY THERE FIRST REPUBLICAN '88 NOW TRUMP IS SITTING AT 36%

AND WISCONSIN, A THIRD OF THAT MIDWEST TRIFECTA THAT TRUMP PUT TOGETHER A ONE POINT ADVANTAGE AND NOW AN 11 POINT ADVANTAGE FOR JOE BIDEN AND TAKE A TRIP TO FLORIDA TRUMP WON BY 2 POINTS IN 2016

AND BIDEN DOING MUCH BETTER WITH SENIOR CITIZENS IN PARTICULAR A SIX POINT ADVANTAGE IN FLORIDA TESTIMONIES HAVE BEEN SAYING IN THE PHOENIX METRO AREA THEY CAN MAKE INROADS A SEVEN POINT ADVANTAGE FOR BIDEN AND NORTH CAROLINA, THERE WAS SOME PAD FOR TRUMP

HE WON BY 4 POINTS THIS POLL, BIDEN BY NINE INTERRUPT WENT SIX FOR SIX HE OPPORTUNITY HAVE TO WIN ALL OF THEM BUT HE'S GOT TO WIN SOME OF THEM

THIS IS ELECTORAL COLLEGE IF THE POLL RESULTS WERE TO HOLD, PENNSYLVANIA, GIVE THAT TO BIDEN MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, RIGHT THERE, THOSE THREE, GIVE BIDEN THE WIN AND THEN YOU ADD ON ARIZONA, FLORIDA, THAT'S A BIGGY, NORTH CAROLINA, AND SUDDENLY, BIDEN HAS 333 IF HE'S WINNING ALL THESE STATES, THERE ARE OTHER STATES HIKE OHIO, IOWA THAT MAY COME INTO PLAY IF HE'S WINNING BY THE MARGINS WE'RE SEEING NOW THAT'S THE QUESTION

IS IT GOING TO STAY THERE OR SHRINK AND GET MORE COMPETITIVE >>> NEARLY 15 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK EVEN AS BUSINESSES AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE REOPENING, MILLIONS ARE STILL LOSING THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS JOE KENT JOINS ME NOW

MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FILED FOR FOUR STRAIGHT WEEKS WHERE ARE WE SEEING SIGNS OF PRO-I IMPROVEMENT WHERE ARE PEOPLE STILL STRUGGLING >> WE DO SEE SOME ENCOURAGING GNAWS IN THE THEY WERE YOU BELIEVE MORE THAN EXPECTED

PEOPLE ARE BUYING CARS, WASHING MACHINES, THINGS LIKE THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT UNEMPLOYMENT, YOU'RE RIGHT WE'RE STILL VERY MUCH IN THE RECORD HIGHS AND PUT IN A CONTEXT, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT 15 MILLION CLAIMS LAST WEEK

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE IT WAS PRE- COVID IN FEBRUARY, YOU HAD 2 MILLION PEOPLE COLLECTING CLAIMS ON A CONTINUAL BASIS AND NOW THE LAYOFFS CONTINUE AND ALL THE FORECASTS ARE HOPING THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A VERY LONG, VERY DIFFICULT RECOVERY AND WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE NUMBER DECREASING OVER WEEK, IF YOU LOOK AT THE BIGGER CHART, IT LOOKS LIKE MORE OF A PLATEAU AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME THAN ACTUAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE DOWNWARD DIRECTION >> I KNOW THERE'S A FINANCIAL CONCERN HERE OF COURSE AND THEN THE HEALTH CONCERN ABOUT WORKING

AND WE'RE SEEING SURGES IN STATES THAT REOPENED BUSINESSES EARLY ARE THERE PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SCARED TO GO BACK TO WORK OR CAN'T GO BACK TO WORK BECAUSE OF UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS BUT NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES >> THIS IS A COMPLICATED QUESTION YOU HAVE A LOT OF RETAIL EVERIES, RESTAURANTS, BARS REOPENING AND A LOT OF THEM OR SOME OF THEM ARE RECLOSING NOW

YOU SEE THE BARS AND RESTAURANTS CLOSING FOR THE SECOND TIME IN FLORIDA, ARIZONA, TEXAS IN IDAHO IN THE COUNTY WHERE BOISE IS THEY ARE ROLLING BACK TO STAGE THREE AND MY PRODUCER TALKED TO A BAR OWNER WHO IS PREPARING TO SHUT DOWN FOUR OF HIS BARS AGAIN HAYS MAN AT A TIMED TO GO SO

THEY'RE TAKING THE PRECAUTIONS GIVEN WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY YOU HAVE THE PUSH AND PULL OF THE ECONOMIC PRESSURE AND THAT'S JUST AT THE COMPANY LEVEL YOU THINK ABOUT IT FROM THE INDIVIDUAL LEVEL THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT PUTTING YOURSELF OUT THERE TO MAKE THE PAYCHECK THAT YOU NEED TO MAKE RENT

>> JOE, I KNOW THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS COIN AND THERE ARE PARTS OF THE ECONOMY THAT ARE DOING WELL RIGHT NOW I KNOW YOU'VE TAKEN A CLOSE HOOK AT IT WHO IS DOING WELL RIGHT NOW? >> YEAH, SO, IT'S FUNNY IT'S A TINY BRIGHT SPOT IN THE BIGGER PICTURE IN THE COMPLICATED DIRE ECONOMIC CRISIS

YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF INDUSTRIES DOING WELL GARDENING CENTERS ARE DOING WELL SELLING TOOLS, PLANTS, VEGETABLES, FLOWERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND THE ABOVEGROUND POOL AND INGROUND POOL INDUSTRY IS DOING WELL WE SPOKE TO A BUSINESS OWNER IN NEW JERSEY

THEY ARE ON A THREE MONTH WAIT LIST ESPECIALLY WITH SO MANY KIDS STAYING HOME 24/7 AND BIKES AS MORE PEOPLE WANT TO BE COMMUTING ON THEIR BIKES OR GETTING OUT WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND THAT'S FOR BUYING NEW BIKES ALSO AND ANOTHER THING I WANT TO POINT OUT EXPENSIVE CLOTHING AND SHOES OBVIOUSLY NOT THRIVING RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE A LOT OF RETAIL ISSUES ON THAT FRONT

BUT THESE GUYS, CROCS ARE DOING WELL YEAH, YEAH, CROCS THEY WERE UP 14% IN MARCH AND THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING THIS IS WHAT YOU SEEING IN TERMS YOU SEE A BRIGHT SPOT IN AREAS LIKE THAT

>> YOUR CROCS ARE MY BRIGHT SPOT THEY ARE THE PRETTIEST I'VE EVER SEEN IS THIS A NEW PANDEMIC PURCHASE OR HAVE YOU ALWAYS BEEN A CROC CAESAR? >> I MENTIONED MY PARTNER IN CRIME AND HE DEFINITELY GOT ME THESE CROCS THESE ARE THE ONES

AND YOU BETTER BELIEVE I'LL BE WEARING THEM >> THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL GOOD PICK AND I'M IMPRESSED THAT YOU'RE WEARING SHOES A LOT OF FOLKS ARE STRUGGLING AND YOU ALWAYS MANAGE TO FIND A BRIGHT SIDE AND A REASON TO SMILE

>> I'M HERE FOR YOU I'M HERE FOR YOU >> THANKS, JO >> THIS IS A VERY TOUGH TIME TO BE OUT OF WORK MORE PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS THAN EVER BEFORE

AND MANY ARE NOT CUTTING BUT THEY'RE NOT ADDING EITHER AND THERE ARE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE >> JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO US

UNEMPLOYMENT WAS AS CLOSE TO ZERO AS IT HAD BEEN IN HALF A CENTURY COMPANIES WERE DESPERATE FOR WORKERS, AND A 2019 REPORT FOUND THAT 83% OF RECRUITERS HAD TROUBLE FINDING GOOD CANDIDATES IN THE PRIOR YEAR THAT'S NOT TRUE ANY LONGER, 20 MILLION AMERICANS ARE STILL RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS >> THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT APPLY RIGHT NOW >> WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU? >> [ INAUDIBLE ] THEY LIVE FROM PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK

THEY'RE THE ONES PAYING A PRICE FOR IT >> MANY BELIEVE THE ROAD BACK TO FULL, SNAG A JOB ESTIMATES THAT OF THE 30 MILLION AMERICANS FURLOUGHED OR LAID OFF, ONLY A THIRD OF THEM WILL BE REHIRED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS >> AND THEY'LL BE IF THEY WANT TO RETURN TO THEIR EMPLOYER, THE WAY TO STAY GAUGED ON BOTH SIDES IS TO BE ABLE TO THAT HE IS PICKUP SHIFTS IN THE INTERIM >> IT'S NOT CLEAR THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH JOBS FOR ANYONE ANY TIME SOON

AND THERE ARE JOBS FOR PEOPLE WITH NEW SKILLS TO BE ACQUIRED QUICKLY >> LOTS OF PEOPLE NEED IT SUPPORT POSITIONS THERE'S NOT ENOUGH OF THEM

IT DOESN'T REQUIRE A COLLEGE DEGREE IT JUST REQUIRES TRAINING IF YOU NEED A JOB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THERE ARE SHORTER CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS >> THE GOOGLE I

T CERTIFICATE IS THE BIG ONE THESE ARE ALL DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WITH NO COLLEGE DEGREE AND NO BACKGROUND >> DOES IT TAKE A CERTAIN KIND OF PERSON TO HAVE THE SELF- DISCIPLINE, ESPECIALLY AS DEPRESSING A TIME AS THIS TO MAKE IT THROUGH AN ONLINE COURSE >> IF IT'S A HIGH QUALITY COURSE AND IS, THE COMPLETION RATES CAN BE HIGHER

BUT IT TAKES EFFORT >> IF YOU'VE BEEN LAID OFF GRIEVE AND BE ANGRY AND BUILD YOUR SKILLS >> DON'T JUST ASSUME THAT THEY'LL CALL BACK USE IT WISELY

>> EVEN IN A GOOD ECONOMY, IT'S BEEN HARD FOR PEOPLE ON THE LOW END OF THE INCOME TO MOVE INTO HIGHER PAYING JOBS >> YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY SCREENING OUT 76% OF BLACK PEOPLE AND 83% OF, AND 82% OF RURAL AMERICANS WE HAVE A CHOICE DO WE WANT TO HAVE A MORE RESILIENT, MORE EQUITABLE ECONOMY GOING FORWARD? OR DO WE WANT TO FLIP INTO THE BAD HABITS WE'VE HAD FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS OR SO IN THE LABOR MARKET THAT DOES NOT PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY EVEN WHEN WE DO HAVE JOBS COMING BACK

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> NEWS MA FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 A

M EASTERN >> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN

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