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MATTHEW JOINS US FROM MOSCOW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH, PHILIP OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HE SAID HE HAD JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WARRANTED A BRIEFING TO EITHER HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT

BUT HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THE REPORT AS JUST ANOTHER RUSSIA FAKE NEWS HO S HOESHGS HOAX OFFICIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THIS AT ALL THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SLAMMED THIS AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT DETRIED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE US SPY COMMUNITY, ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE PEOPLE BEHIND A 20-YEAR FAILED WAR IN AFGHANISTAN? THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN SAID THAT RUSSIA IS SIMPLY DONE RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS AND KIND OF BRUSHED IT OFF AS ANTI-RUSSIAN RHETORIC IN AN ELECTION YEAR WE ARE EXPECTING A RESPONSE OF SOME KIND FROM THE KREMLIN, MOST LIKELY SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE

BUT AS WE HAVE SEEN THROUGHOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION, WHEN THERE'S A TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL, MOSCOW'S PREFERRED ANGLE IS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN DC BACK TO YOU, PHILIP >> THANK YOU, MATT >>> PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE ARE HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AFTER WEEKS OF MOUNTING PRESSURE, THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER THE STATEHOUSE AND SENATE VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMABLYBLEM FROM THE FLAG VOTERS WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER 3rd ELECTION

THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS HE INTENDS ON SIGNING IT INTO LAW >>> ANOTHER PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE A WITNESS CAPTURED THE MOMENT A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS HE APPEARED TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD POLICE SAY ONE VICTIM, 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER CHARLES GARTH, HAS TIED THE ACCUSED SHOOTER, IDENTIFIED BY SHOOTERS AS STEVEN LOPEZ, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTEST SINCE THEY BEGAN AND ARRESTED MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS >>> LET'S TURN TO EXTREME WEATHER THAT HIT NEW ENGLAND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PARTS OF MASSACHUSETTS CARS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL PARKING LOT ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED FORTUNATELY, NO REPORTS OF INJURIES AT THIS POINT >> LET'S SEE HOW OUR WEEK WILL GET STARTED WITH JANESSA WEBB

>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS COREY SAID, WE HAD THAT DRAMATIC STORM SYSTEM MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE NORTHEAST STILL NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DEALING WITH RAIN SHOWERS TODAY, WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME SHOWERS POPPING UP ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC IT WILL BE ON THE ISOLATED SIDE RIGHT NOW, THE RADAR IS CLEAR FOR THE OHIO VALLEY THESE STORM TOTALS WILL CONTINUE TO PICK UP THROUGH THE MIDWEEK SEEING ISOLATED SPOTS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, UP TO THREE INCHES SO WE'LL WATCH THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING IN THAT AREA SO SCATTERED STORMS AS THIS FRONT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH

AND GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER STARTING YOUR WAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE HEAT BUILDS FOR THE CAROLINAS PHILADELPHIA TODAY, A LOT MORE SUNSHINE, NO MORE STORMS IN THE FORECAST NOWHERE NEAR 100 DEGREES FOR TAMPA ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE AR >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY

HEARINGS FOR THEM HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEING HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON BAIL AND TAO IS BEING HELD ON AD 750,000 BAIL >>> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW PROTESTERS ARE MARCHING IN HONOR OF 23-YEAR-OLD ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WALKED HOME FROM A STORE AND APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM HE COULD BE HEARD ON POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO SAYING I CAN'T BREATHE HERE'S NBC'S DAVID GURA

>> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES >> I THINK MORE NEEDS TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> LIKE I SAID, IT WAS MURDER WHAT WAS DONE >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAVE FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS

THE GOVERNOR HAS STARTED A NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO >> HE BOUGHT HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9116789 >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU >> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING A CHOKEHOLD

>> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PAIR RAMEDICS INJECTE HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY SON AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON JUNETEENTH >> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THA >>> THE YEAR IS 120 — 2020! ♪ >> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT GIVES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 BE

T AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING A RENDITION OF THEIR HIT "FIGHT THE POWER" IT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER MOVING PERFORMANCES FROM JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS, WHO USED THEIR PLATFORMS TO HONOR THEIR LIVES LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT AND MICHELLE OBAMA HONORED BEYONCE WITH A HUMANITARIAN AWARD >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN HONOR OF PRIDE MONTH, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING WAS IM ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAI RAINBOW AND THE BRAND 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN FEATURED A BLACK TRANS QUEER LESBIAN MODEL WITH EIGHT OTHER LBGT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER FOR THE FOUR CORNERS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY I DO THINK THIS GETS EXPANDED INTO OKLAHOMA CITY, BECAUSE WINDS ARE PICKING UP THE POSSIBILITY OF A HABU STARTING TO FORM A MAJOR DUST STORM FROM MEXICO INTO ARIZONA, SO WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY AS WINDS PICK UP

TODAY'S FORECAST, WE CAN SEE WE'RE ABOVE AVERAGE FO >>> WE ARE BACK WITH THE NEW NORMAL WHILE MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS REMAIN CLOSED, THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THEM HAVE AN TOR IMPORTANT JOB TO DO IT TAKES QUITE A FEW WORKERS TO KEEP THEM FED AND HAPPY >> Reporter: BALTIMORE'S INNER HARBOR, HOME TO THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM INSIDE, 20,000 ANIMALS, FROM SLOTHS TO TROPICAL FISH AND 11 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHARKS THE AQUARIUM USUALLY SEES MORE THAN 12 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR BUT NOW LIKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, HAS BEEN EERILY QUIET SINCE IT CLOSED IN MARCH WHAT HAVE THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, MONTHS BEEN LIKE HERE AT THE AQUARIUM >> THE AQUARIUMS AND ZOOS, UNLIKE OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, COULDN'T SAY LOCK THE DOORS AND GO HOME

SO WE HAVE HAD TO KEEP I THINK ABOUT 140 STAFF AS CRITICAL EMPLOYEES >> Reporter: THE STAFF HAS BEEN WEARING MASKS AND OF COURSE, SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT KEEPING THEIR FOCUS ON MAKING SURE THE FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY >> OUR STAFF ARE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY, MAKING SURE THE ANIMALS ARE THRIVING THROUGH THIS TIME >> Reporter: AND KEEPING THEM WELL FED IS ESSENTIAL WORK I GOT TO EXPERIENCE THAT FIRSTHAND

FIRST UP, THIS ANIMAL FROM AUSTRALIA HERE SHE COMES YOU CAN FEEL HER STRENGTH NEXT UP, THE ARCHER FISH, WHO EATS LIVE CRICKETS >> OH, MY GOD >> HE GOT IT >> Reporter: THIS AQUARIUM IS JUST ONE OF 226 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS THAT CLOSED BECAUSE OF COVID AT NEW YORK'S BRONX ZOO, ANIMALS AND STAFF ARE MISSING SOME OF THE 2 MILLION GUESTS WHO VISIT EACH YEAR THE STAFF HAS SPLIT TWO TWO TEAMS, CARING FOR THE ANIMALS

CLOSED SINCE MID MARCH, SOME OF THE ANIMALS HAVE NOTICED ARE THERE ANY ANIMALS, DO YOU THINK, THAT SENSE THAT SOMETHING IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT? >> I SHOW UP AT THE EXHIBIT TO LOOK AT THEM AND SEE HOW THEY ARE, THEY DEFINITELY TAKE AN INTEREST YOU CAN ALMOST — IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE EVERYBODY IS >> Reporter: FOR THIS ZOO, IT'S BEEN PERSONAL EIGHT OF THEIR BIG CATS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS >> I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT EVERYBODY IS DOING REALLY WELL >> Reporter: IN BALTIMORE, THEY CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS AQUARIUM TO BE SWIMMING WITH PEOPLE AGAIN IT'S SO EXCITING TO WELCOME GUESTS BACK TO OUR DOORS AND GET TO HEAR CHILDREN SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO SEE THESE AMAZING ANIMALS >> OUR THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT PEOPLE WILL BE GETTING TO RETURN TO THE AQUARIUM SOON, IT WILL REOPEN WEDNESDAY JULY >>> THE US

SURGES PAST 25 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, CAUSING AN ABOUT FACE ON BEACH OPENINGS IN FLORIDA IN CALIFORNIA, BARS ARE ORDERED CLOSED IMMEDIATELY AND IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE STATE HAS TAKEN A SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN >>> CALLS FOR JUSTICE CAN NEW RALLIES AGAINST THE POLICE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN COLORADO >> BLACK LIVES MATTER SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY

>> DUKE'S COACH K SPEAKING OUT AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER ACROSS THE NATION >>> PLUS, AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME WE'LL GET A LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO REOPEN SAFELY A BUSY MONDAY FOR YOU "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING >> COVID-19 IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL CASES SURGING IN SEVERAL STATES AS OFFICIALS STRUGGLE TO CONTAIN IT IT'S TAKE AN DANGEROUS TURN, INFECTING 2

5 MILLION AMERICANS FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVE FOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES >> THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK HAS ISSUED AN EXEC SAVE ORDER, WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISITS A STATE WILL — >> AND OVER THE WEEKEND, ARTISTS CAME TOGETHER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS UNITE THE VIRTUAL EVENT WAS BROADCAST OVER 180 COUNTRIES GLOBAL CITIZENS SAYS THEY RAISED $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE >>> ONE HEALTH OFFICIAL IS SENDING A DIRE WARNING OUR DAN CHENNIMAN HAS THE DETAILS

>> Reporter: AS TEMPERATURES RISE, THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS SURGES >> BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY ONE OFTHE LARGEST SPIKES IS IN TEXAS NEARLY 150,000 CASES, 2300 DEAD >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: DURING A VISIT TO DALLAS, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WORE A FACE COVERING AND URGED OTHERS TO DO THE SAME >> AND WEAR A MASK WHEREVER IT'S INDICATED

OR WHEREVER YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO PRACTICE THE KIND OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THAT WOULD PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: TEXAS IS NOT ALONE IN ARIZONA, ICU BEDS ARE AT 87% CAPACITY >> COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: THE GROWTH IN CASES SPREAD THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE SUN BELT IN FLORIDA, THERE ARE MORE THAN SIX NEW CASES PER MINUTE OFFICIALS SAY SOME BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, INCLUDING FT LAUDERDALE >> I'M ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY, YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOME, CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILIES, BE GRATEFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL AMERICA THAT WE HAVE >> Reporter: AMERICANS URGED TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH SAFELY TO SLOW THE SPREAD >>> SOME OF THE SURGES WE'RE SEEING ARE BEING LINKED TO YOUNGER ADULTS GOING OUT TO CROWDS THERE'S NEW SCIENCE ON WHY BARS CAN BE SUPER SPREADING EVENTS

>> Reporter: AS RESTRICTIONS LIFT, THE BARS ARE BACK AND THEY'RE PACKED BIG CROWDS IN STATES LIKE FLORIDA, ARIZONA, AND TEXAS WHERE COVID CASES ARE ON THE RISE PRIMARILY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE NUMBER OF KNOWN CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG 18 TO 23-YEAR-OLDS INCREASED FIVEFOLD IN JUST ONE MONTH COMMUNITIES ARE NOW TRACING THESE OUTBREAKS BACK TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS 21-YEAR-OLD ADRIANA CARTER IN TEXAS WENT OUT FOR A FEW DRINKS WITH FRIENDS >> I HAD A REALLY LONG, STRESSFUL WEEK WHAT HARM COULD THAT DO, YOU KNOW JUST ONE NIGHT >> Reporter: AND CAME HOME WITH COVID, PASSING IT ON TO HER ROOMMATE THE RISE IN CASES IS COIN DIEDING WITH A RISE IN SPENDING DATA SHOWS THAT MILLENNIALS SPENT MORE MONEY LAST MONTH THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP

PLACES LIKE BARS ARE A PERFECT STORM FOR TRANSMISSION >> PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, POOR AIR CIRCULATION, PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS OR HAVING TO TAKE THEIR MASKS OFF TO DRINK OR EAT >> Reporter: THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE TALKING PARTICLES ENTER THE AIR AND IF THEY CARRY THE VIRUS, IT COULD SPREAD THE COLLEGE TOWN OF IOWA CITY HAS SEEN AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES SINCE BARS REOPENED WITHOUT CROWD RESTRICTION >> I DEAFINITELY WASN'T TAKING I SERIOUS

>> Reporter: JACOB SAYS HE WAS EXPOSED AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR NOW SEEING THE EFFECTS >> OH, SURE IF WE JUST WORE A MASK, SPACED OUT A LITTLE FURTHER AND NOT SHARED A JEWEL >> Reporter: A STRIKING EXAMPLE THAT ONE NIGHT OUT IS ALL IT TAKES DASHA BURNS, NBC NEWS, IOWA CITY, IOWA >>> THERE ARE GROWING QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US

SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT THE REPORTS THAT RUSSIA WAS OFFERING BOUNTIES FOR KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT THE US HAS VERIFIED THAT ANY SUCH BOUNTY PAYMENTS WERE MADE >>> OVERNIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DID NOT FIND THE INFORMATION COMMUNITY AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT HERE'S NBC'S KELLY O'DONNELL >> Reporter: NEW FALLOUT OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT VLADAMIR PUTIN PUT A PRICE ON THE LIVES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST COMMENT TWEETS CLAIMING HE WAS TOTALLY IN THE DARK

NOBODY BRIEFED OR TOLD ME, VP DENSE OR THE CHIEF OF STAFF ABOUT ATTACKS ON OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN BY RUSSIANS >> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF IT HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING HE KNEW ANYTHING >> Reporter: THE HOUSE SPEAKER SAID SHE HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED AND REQUESTED AN URGENT UPDATE "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS FIRST TO REPORT THAT RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFERED CASH BOUM — BOUNTIES TO TALIBAN FIGHTERS FOR KILLING US

TROOPS, AND US INTELLIGENCE HAD INCLUDED THE BOUNTIES IN WRITING THE WHITE HOUSE DID NOT DISPUTE THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY ITSELF, BUT DENIED THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED THAT CLAIM SURPRISED RECENTLY RETIRED CIA OFFICIALS

>> THERE'S NO DOUBT SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD BE BRIEFED >> ANY SORT OF PREPARATION FOR A PRINCIPAL, FOR A SENIOR, SO IF IT HAPPENED, THERE'S A PAPER TRAIL THAT WILL EASILY BE DISCOVERED >> Reporter: THE LARGER THREAT IS PUTIN'S BRAZEN AGGRESSION, SAYS JOHN BOLTON >> WHEN YOU GO AFTER AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, YOU ARE ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES AND I THINK IT COULD CALL FOR SOME VERY SEVERE MEASURES AGAINST THE RUSSIANS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP, WITH AN OFFENSIVE RETWEET HE THANKED FLORIDA'S SUPPORTERS, BUT THE EXPLETIVE FILLED VIDEO INCLUDED SHOUTS OF WHITE POWER TRUMP ALLY REPUBLICAN SENATOR TIM SCOTT CALLED IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE'S NO QUESTION, HE SHOULD NOT HAVE RETWEETED IT AND SHOULD TAKE IT DOWN >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S RETWEET WAS DELETED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIMED THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST CHANT KELLY O'DONNELL, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE

>>> THE NIGHT A PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE, WHERE A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH THEN ADMINIST – DEMONSTRATORS >> Reporter: THIS LOUISVILLE PARK WHERE PROTESTERS HAVE DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR IS NOW THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING >> OH, MY GOD SOMEONE IS SHOT >> Reporter: A WITNESS CAPTURING THE CHAOS SATURDAY NIGHT, AFTER A GUNMAN APPEARS TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD, SENDING PEOPLE SCRAMBLING FOR COVER

POLICE SAY 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER GARTH DIED AND A SECOND IS RECOVERING THE GUNMAN IS IN CUSTODY POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE SUSPECT'S NAME >> THIS MAN HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTESTS AND ARRESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS >> Reporter: THIS NIGHT OF VIOLENCE FOLLOWED MONTHS OF PROTESTS, AFTER TAYLOR WAS KILLED IN HER HOME BY KENTUCKY POLICE SERVING A NO-KNOCK WARRANT ONE OFFICER HAS BEEN FIRED, TWO OTHERS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IN MINNEAPOLIS, WHERE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH SPARKED PROTESTS, CITY LEADERS TOOK THE FIRST STEP TO CHANGE THEIR APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY, VOTING UNANIMOUSLY ON A PROPOSAL TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE FORCE ALL FOUR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FLOYD'S KILLING ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN COURT DEREK CHAUVIN FACES A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BLACK LIVES MATTER EVENT STRETCH INTO THE FIFTH WEEKEND AND IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE AT PRIDE EVENTS ARE RALLYING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND END TO POLICE BRUTALITY

THIS MOMENT OF POLICE REFORM IN AMERICA SET OFF CONVERSATIONS ON A MUCH DEEPER LEVEL DUKE'S COACH K SHARED THIS MESSAGE >> SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY IT'S NOT POLITICAL >> Reporter: AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER, MORE VOICES SPEAKING OUT AND STANDING UP FOR INJUSTICES IN OUR COUNTRY

CATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEEN HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A MINIMUM $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON TAIL NOW AND TAO IS HELD AT THE COUNTY JAIL ON A MINIMUM $750,000 BAIL >>> IN MISSISSIPPI, THE STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER AFTER MORE THAN 120 YEARS AFTER WEEKS OF PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE, MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM

THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL 91-23 ON SUNDAY AND THE SENATE FOLLOWED SUIT WITH A 37-14 VOTE A COMMISSION WILL NOW DESIGN THE NEW FLAG, KEEPING THE SHOW GAN IN GOD WE TRUST THE BILL NOW HEADS TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK WHO INTENDS TO SIGN IT INTO LAW WE'RE TRACKING SOME POTENTIAL STORMS AND FIRE DANGER AREA NEC JANESSA >> Reporter: WE HAVE A STORM SYSTEM IMPACTING NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, WELCOMING UP TO FLOODING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK EVEN QUEENS THIS MORNING LOSING POWER BUT THAT STORM SYSTEM IS MAKING ITS WAY OUT OF THAT AREA QUICKLY WE'RE WATCHING THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE CAROLINAS THIS AFTERNOON WITH ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP

AND SOME OF THOSE POCKETS OF RAIN WILL HAVE TORRENTIAL RAIN HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD GRAND RAPIDS THIS AFTERNOON, IN THE UPPER 80s WITH MORE SUNSHINE FOR THE NORTHEAST OHIO INTO THE CLEVELAND AREA JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, ALL THE WAY INTO HOT-LANTA, IN THE LOWER 90s HUMIDITY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE HEAT IS STILL THERE, INCREASING THE FIRE DANGER >> JANESSA, THANKS >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, MACY'S STARTS THEIR FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS TONIGHT EACH OF NEW YORK'S FIVE BURROUGHS WILL LIGHT UP FOR FIVE MINUTES >>> PRINCETON WILL REMOVE WILSON'S STATUE

>>> AS THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE KICKED OFF OVER THE WEEKEND, PLAYERS KNEELED DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM MANY OF THEM WEARING >>> ALL RIGHT WE HAVE A COUPLE OF CONSUMER ALERTS THIS MORNING THE COMPANY IS EXPANDING A RECALL OF BAGGED SALADS BECAUSE THEY MAY BE CONTAMINATED THEY WERE DISTRIBUTED TO EIGHT STATES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, INCLUDING ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI >>> AND PILGRIM'S PRIDE IS RECALLING THEIR CHICKEN NUK ETS BECAUSE THEY MAY CONTAIN RUBBER MATERIAL THE BAGS WERE SHIPPED TO TEXAS, OREGON, ARIZONA, AND IDAHO >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND TO HONOR PRIDE MONTH AND THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PRIDE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY, THE EMPIRED STATE BUILDING WAS ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW SUNDAY >>> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE B

ET AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THEIR CLASSIC HIT "FIGHT THE POWER," ALONG WITH OTHER ARTISTS THE VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER PERFORMANCES, AS WELL FROM JOHN LEGEND, ALICIA KEYS THEY HONORED THE LIVES OF THOSE LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND WRAPPER LIL WAYNE PAID >>> "EARLY TODAY" IS ON INSTAGRAM JOIN US, WON'T YOU FOLLOW US FOR NEWS AND UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE MORNING >>> PROTESTERS ACROSS AMERICA ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR YET ANOTHER BLACK LIFE LOST BY THE HANDS OF POLICE

THIS TIME THE NAME IS ELIJAH McCLAIN THE 23-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER MISAPPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE TAKING HIM INTO CUSTODY DEMONSTRATORS ARE CALLING FOR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICERS INVOLVED AND NOW HIS DEATH IS BRINGING ABOUT SWEEPING CHANGES >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> LIKEI SAID, CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT AGAINST THEM

BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW STARTED A NEW, INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> HE WAS GETTING HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH, AND THEN GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE

>> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 911 >> STOP, I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU >> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING THE CHOKEHOLD >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE HE'S BEEN MURDERED AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK

>> Reporter: IN RECENT WEEKS, THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS >> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO, INCLUDING >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE'RE WATCHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THE SOUTHWEST, AS WELL FIRE DANGER STARTS TO INCREASE IT'S THE WINDS THAT WILL BE AN ISSUE THROUGHOUT YOUR AMP 30 TO 35 MILES PER HOUR, EXPECTING THES >>> WE'RE BACK WITH AN NBC NEW OS EXCLUSIVE A LOOK AT THE BIG PLANS THAT ONE UNIVERSITY HAS FOR GETTING BACK ON TRACK AND GETTING REOPENED SAFELY DURING THIS PANDEMIC HERE'S REHEMA ELLIS

>> Reporter: NOTRE DAME, THE FAMED CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, NOW TAKING STEPS TO REOPEN AND YOU FEEL YOU CAN MANAGE THE RISKS? >> I THINK WE CAN IN FACT, I'M CONFIDENT WE CAN >> Reporter: UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FATHER JOHN JENKINS, IS CONFIDENT OF THE NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS, AND GUIDED BY ADVICE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS AND CLEVELAND CLINIC AMONG THE CHANGES, DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS STARTING WITH AN EARLY OPENING ON AUGUST 10 >> THEY'RE GOING TO STAY HERE RIGHT TILL THANKSGIVING, AND SO WE DON'T HAVE THE KIND OF GOING AWAY AND RETURNING THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER >> Reporter: 54,000 NEW SIGNS ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE, AND WEAR MASKS VICE PRESIDENT PAUL BROWN HELPED CRAFT THE NEW PROTOCOL SO IT WILL BE HARD FOR A STUDENT TO SAY THEY DIDN'T SEE THE SIGN >> TAKE ME WORD FOR IT, THEY'RE IN THE BATHROOMS, TOO

>> Reporter: IT'S CROWDED IN HERE >> THAT'S HOW IT IS PREPANDEMIC WHEN STUDENTS RETURN, THERE WILL BE HALF A MANY DESKS >> Reporter: AND IN THE UNIVERSITY'S 80 CHAPELS, CUTTING CAPACITY IN HALF SO EVEN WHEN YOU PRAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE >> YES, PRAY HEALTHY >> Reporter: THIS DINING HALL FOR 725 STUDENTS WILL BE REDUCED BY 70% HOW MANY PEOPLE PER TABLE? >> EACH TABLE OF 12, IT WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF FOUR IN THE NEW CONFIGURATION >> Reporter: IN THE DORM, STILL TWO TO A ROOM, BUT MORE DEEP CLEANING CHANGE IS EVEN COMING HERE FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH THEY'RE STILL WORKING OUT THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT THEY KNOW FOR SURE IT WON'T BE 80,000 FANS IF THERE IS A INFECTION ON CAMPUS, WHAT WILL YOU DO >> OUR CONTACT TRACING TEAM WILL KICK IN TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON WE HAVE ISOLATION IN QUARANTINE SPACE >> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED PROFESSOR IRENE HUNT-BUNTING WANTS TO CONTINUE ONLINE LEARNING >> IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK, AND IT'S NOT ANYBODY'S DECISION BUT THE INDIVIDUAL'S TO ASSESS THAT RISK >> Reporter: IF FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY'RE ANXIOUS, THEY HAVE A SPECIAL HEALTH CONDITION, WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THEM

>> Reporter: ROOTED IN FAITH AND GUIDED BY SCIENCE, ONE UNIVERSITY MOVING FORWARD TO BRING STUDENTS BACK REHEMA ELLIS, NBC NEWS, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA >>> RISKY DECISION, CLEARLY, RIGHT? CAN'T JUST GO TO FULL ONLINE LEARNING UNTIL A VACCINE IS FOUND THANK YO>>> THE SUMMER SURGE CORONAVIRUS CASES SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS AS THE NATION'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL >> RUSSIA PUT A BOUNTY ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS

WE'RE LIVE WITH A RESPONSE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP >> UNFURLING A NEW FUTURE MISSISSIPPI VOTES TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE EMBLEM FROM ITS FLAG ♪ I JUST WANT TO LIVE ♪ ♪ GOD DON'T TAKE ME ♪ >>> AS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE BET

AWARDS >>> A GOOD MONDAY MORNING I'M CORI COFFIN >> I'M PHIL MENA OFFICIALS ARE REVERSING COURSE ON RE-OPENING THE PANDEMIC HAVE INFECTED 2

5 MILLION AND FELT HARDEST IN FLORIDA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA THOSE STATES ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS >> IN CALIFORNIA THE GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BARS TO CLOSE DOWN AGAIN IN SEVEN COUNTIES INCLUDING LOS ANGELES AND HE'S ALSO RECOMMENDING THEY CLOSE IN EIGHT OTHER COUNTIES

IN A PUSH TO GET BACK TO NORMAL AMERICAN AIRLINES SAY IT WILL NO LONGER STRICT THE NUMBER OF SEATS SOLD AND ALLOW ALL MIDDLE SEATS TO BE FILLED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY >>> ANDREW CUOMO ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISIT AS HIGH-RISK STATE OF WILL LOSE PAID SICK LEAVE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY STATE LAW HOWEVER IT DOES EXCLUDE ANY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FOR WORK >> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE THROUGH THE SOUTH VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS VISITING THE EMERGING HOT SPOTS HIS FIRST STOP OF TEXAS WHERE YESTERDAY HE DELIVERED THE ADMINISTRATION'S CLEAREST MESSAGE YET, WEAR A MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, A DIRE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS AS THE US

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN THERE ON SUNDAY HIS MESSAGE TO TEXANS WEAR A MASK IN TEXAS THE PANDEMIC IS QUICKLY SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MAVERICK, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: PENCE SAID HE'S WORN A MAVERICK SEVERAL TIMES THIS WEEK A MARKED CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCE AND OUT OF STEP WITH THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDED THAT POSITION POINTING TO THE PRESIDENT'S UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE >> HE'S TESTED CONSTANTLY AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED CONSTANTLY >> Reporter: PENNSYLVANIA WAS IN TEXAS TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH

>> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING ESENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE CHOIR NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MET WITH GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT WHO SAID THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE >> COVID-19 TOOK A VERY SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE SHUTTING DOWN THE STATE'S BARS

HE NOW HE SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BARS SO QUICKLY IN HOUSTON, A SEVERE COVID WARNING FOURTH OF JULY CANCELLED >> ANY ENT THAT'S MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED >> Reporter: LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT A TESTING SITE AND CITY'S HOSPITAL LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED SAID A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY >> PEOPLE ACTED LIKE IT WAS SUMMER IT'S COMING BACK AND BITING US >> Reporter: IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO "TODAY" INSIDE AS HOSPITALS APPROACH LOCAL CAPACITY AN ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN WITH THIS WARNING SIX FLAGS CAN'T GUARANTEE YOU WON'T BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT

HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TEXAS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT NOW IN TEXAS MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS GOING FORWARD LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE ON SUNDAY SAYING TEXANS WILL GET THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED PHILLIP >> THANK YOU THERE ARE GROWING CALLS THIS MORNING FOR ANSWERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US

SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED THERE ARE QUESTIONS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE LAST NIGHT TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM DONALD TRUMP SAYING BASICALLY THAT HE HAD ONLY JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY US INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THAT THEY TOLD HIM THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WERE BELIEVABLE ENOUGH TO REPORT TO HIM AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE NOW HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THESE REPORTS AS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE RUSSIA HOAX MEANT TO UNDERMINE HIM AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HERE IN MOSCOW RUSSIAN OFFICIALS HAVE NOT MINUTESED WORDS ABOUT THIS STORY OVER THE WEEKEND WE SAW A STATEMENT THAT SLAMMED IT AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT BETRAYED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE U

S SPY COMMUNITY ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE SAME PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR A FAILED 20 YEAR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN NOW RUSSIAN SPOKESPERSON BACKED UP THESE REPORTS AND SAID RUSSIA WAS TIRED OF RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS, THESE TYPES OF ALLEGATIONS OF WHICH WE'VE SEEN SEVERAL OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS WE'VE NOT YET HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE KREMLIN ON THIS BUT WE ARE EXPECTING SOMETHING, PERHAPS, LATER TODAY, BUT IT WILL BE IN A SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE TONE TO THE FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENTS AS WE'VE SEEN WHENEVER WE HAVE THESE SCANDALS MOSCOW PREFERS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN WASHINGTON BACK TO YOU >>> WE'LL HAVE MANY MORE DAYS OF THAT >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE

HEARINGS FOR DEREK CHAUVIN AND J ALEXANDER KUENG AND A THIRD OFFICER HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED >>> A PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE IS HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI TAET FLAG IS GETTING A MAKE OVER THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE BOTH VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE STATE FLAG ON SUNDAY THE COMMISSION WILL DESIGN A NEW FLAG KEEPING THE SLOGAN IN GOD WE TRUST VOTERS CAN APPROVE THE NEW DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION >>> SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA IS MAKING CHANGES TO ITS LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS THE CITY HAS BECOME THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO BAN A PRACTICE KNOWN AS PREDICTIVE POLICING WHICH USES DATA TO PREDICT WHERE CRIMES MAY OCCUR THE CHANGE COMES AFTER UNANIMOUS DECISION BY THE CITY COUNCIL THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT BEGAN USING PREDICTIVE POLICING IN 2011 THEY WILL END USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

>> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST CONTINUED ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE LATEST ONE FOR ELIJAH McLAIN WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WAS WALKING HOME FROM A TORE THEY APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM FOR THE LATEST WE GO TO DAVID >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McLAIN WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NON-ENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REMOVED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> CHARGES NEED TO BE FILED BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER

>> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW START AD NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION ELIJAH McLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> HE BOUGHT JUICE AND SNACK HE WOULD COME IN AND BUY WITH CASH MOSTLY AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9/11 POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PIRNED HIM DOWN USING A CHOKEHOLD

DURING THE STRUGGLE PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAY LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY FRIEND AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO PASSED WEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS >> 100% OF LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO CASES THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO INCLUDING ELIJAH McLAIN >> Reporter: MANY PEOPLE HERE HOPE THIS WILL LEAD TO PROSECUTIONS >>> ALL RIGHT LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR MONDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE DID HAVE SOME PRETTY FEISTY STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST YESTERDAY IN YOUR OVERNIGHT HOURS DEALING WITH FLOODING STILL ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK

THAT STORM SYSTEM IS EXITING PRETTY QUICKLY RIGHT NOW OUR SATELLITE COMPOSITE RADAR A FEW ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY THROUGH THE CAROLINAS BUT NOW THAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS WHERE WE COULD SEE POCKETS OF RAIN PRODUCING UP TO THREE INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD WE CONTINUE TO SEE TEMPERATURES ABOVE AVERAGE AND WE HAVE A HEAT DOME THAT'S BUILDING FOR THE NORTHEAST INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE SOUTH, THESE ARE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ORLANDO A HIGH OF 98 THIS AFTERNOON >> SCORCHING THANK YOU >>> STARBUCKS MADE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON SUNDAY THE COFFEE GIANT IS JOINING OTHER MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE COCA-COLA EVEN BEN & JERRY'S IN PULLING PAID ADVERTISING FROM SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ALL A PART OF PUSH TO HOLD SITES ACCOUNTABLE FOR FAILING TO REMOVE ONLINE HATE SPEECH

IT IS ALSO ANOTHER BIG BLOW TO FACEBOOK WHICH WAS ALREADY UNDER FIRE FACEBOOK SAY >>> I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT WE GOT AN ELECTION COMING UP AND IT COULDN'T BE MORE IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY MAKES THEIR VOICE HEARD THIS TIME AROUND >>> FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA PARTICIPATED IN THE 13th ANNUAL ROOTS PICNIC TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VOTE AND HELP THEIR LOVED ONES REGISTER BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTION THE EVENT WAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEIR NONPROFIT WHEN WE ALL VOTE >>> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 BET AWARDS ♪♪ >> THE YEAR IS 2020

THE NUMBER ♪ >> THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH RAP GROUP PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THEIR 1998 HIT "FIGHT THE POWER" IT HAD ARTISTS PERFORMING LIKE JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT >> LGBTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR FASHION BRAND CALVIN KLEIN IS MAKING HISTORY THE BRAND'S 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN HASH TAG PRIDE IN MICHAEL INVENTORY'S FEATURES A TRANSGENDER MODEL ALONG WITH EIGHT OTHERS THE SERIES WAS SHOT BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN McKINLEY

NEW YORK CITY THE BIRTH PLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT IS >>> I TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND MUSIC IS LIFE YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK ♪ >>> YOU'RE GETTING A LOOK AT SOUL PIXAR'S FILM WITH A NEW BLACK CAST IT WON'T PREMIER IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >>> BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF PAKISTAN WHERE A SIEGE ON THE COUNTRY'S STOCK MARKET HAS TAKEN PLACE AND WE WANT TO GO NOW FOR MORE TO CNBC'S STEVE SEDGWICK GOOD TO SEE YOU TELL US WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH GREAT TO SEE YOU BOTH

LOOK, IT'S A SAD FACT OF LIFE TERRORISM STILL CONTINUES AND WE'RE HEARING REPORTS FATALITIES OUT OF PAKISTAN WHAT WE UNDERSTAND TO HAVE HAPPENED IN KARACHI POLICE AND SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE AMONGST THE DEAD THE ATTACKS STORMED THE EXCHANGE IT WAS MILITANTS FROM THE LIBERATION ARMY THAT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY THEY ARE AN ETHNIC GROUP WITH LONG RUNNING ISSUES WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN PAKISTAN CLOSER TO HOME THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY ALEX AZAR IS WARNING IN THE LAST 24 HOURS THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE US TO CURVE THE COVID SPREAD ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH AND WEST HE SAID WE HAVE THE TOOL TO DO THIS BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSE WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE HEAR FROM THE HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ON SUNDAY ALSO SAID A FEDERAL MANDATE ON WEARING MASKS IS LONG OVERDUE AS THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCES A SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES

ELSEWHERE BACK ON THE MARKETS AND BACK IN CONSUMPTION OF GASOLINE AVERAGE US PRICE OF REGULAR GRADE, GASOLINE UP TO 222 PER GALLON STILL 51 CENTS LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE PUMP PRICES OF ONE >>> ITALIAN DIVERS FREED A WHILE TRAPPED IN A TANGLE FISHING NET

THEY RUSHED IN AFTER BIOLOGISTS ALERTED THE COAST GUARD THEY SLICED THROUGH THE NET AND RELEASED THAT WHIALE BACK TO TH WILD >> JANESSA WEBB IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SOUTHWEST AND THAT FIRE DANGER I PROMISE I WON'T CUT YOU OFF >> THAT'S OKAY PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE SOUTHWEST WE'RE GOING TO DON'T SEE THAT FIRE DANGER THAT'S GROWING DUE TO THE WIND WINDS ARE PICKING UP 25 TO 30 MILES PER HOUR WE'RE DEALING WITH TEMPERATURES THAT ARE ABOVE AVERAGE SO THE HEAT WILL STILL BE IN PLACE

THE WINDS IS WHAT WE NEED TO SUBSIDE IN THAT AREA PHOENIX TODAY 99 ♪ >>> JENNIFER HUDSON IS DEMANDING RESPECT IN THE NEW TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING BIO PIC ABOUT ARETHA FRANKLIN IT FOLLOWS HER LIFE FROM SINGING IN HER FATHER'S CHURCH TO BECOMING THE QUEEN OF SOUL >>> NOW TO A REMARKABLE REUNION NEARLY FOUR DECADES IN THE MAKING HERE'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: THIS PROFOUND MOMENT AN INSTANT CAUGHT ON CAMERA THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR DEDR TAYLOR >> I ALWAYS KNOWN I WAS GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE >> Reporter: SHE'S THE LITTLE GIRL IN THIS PHOTO SNAPPED 37 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS RESCUED FROM A FIRE ONE ICY DECEMBER NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY WHY DID YOU KEEP THAT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ALL THESE YEARS >> IT'S A PART OF MY HISTORY YOU KNOW >> Reporter: NOW AN EMERGENCY ROOM NURSE SHE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THE FIREFIGHTER WHO SAVED HER SO WHEN SHE GOT A CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER ON THE COVID FRONT LINES AT A NEW YORK HOSPITAL RECENTLY SHE CARRIED THE CLIPPING FROM HER HOME IN VIRGINIA AND ONE DAY SHE MENTIONED IT TO SOME NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS >> THEY PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH THE CAPTAIN AND WHEN I MENTIONED EUGENE'S NAME HE KNEW EXACTLY WHO I WAS TALKING ABOUT I WILL SAY ILL FEEL MY HEART SK SKIPPED A BEAT >> I FOUND THE CHILD, THE BABY AND GAVE HER TWO QUICK BREATHS, AND GOT HER, YOU KNOW, REVIVED >> Reporter: THE PAIR FINALLY FINDING EACH OTHER FOUR DECADES LATER AND IN THE AGE OF COVID CONNECTING WITH A PHONE CALL AND THEN ON THIS ZOOM CALL WITH US >> THAT DAY I CRIED ALL DAY

AND AT 75 YEARS OLD AND WHAT'S ALL GONE ON IN THIS WORLD RIGHT NOW, JUST BEEN WONDERFUL >> Reporter: WHAT BROUGHT THE TEARS? >> THE WHOLE THING THAT THIS YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS NOW THE LEGACY HAS CARRIED ON BECAUSE OF US WERE FORTUNATE I FOUND HER AND SHE FOUND ME AND KNOCK ON WOOD AND WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WE WERE BOTH IN MILITARY SHE WAS IN THE ARMY I WAS IN THE MARINES >> IT WAS A SPECIAL PHONE CALL JUST HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK YOU >> Reporter: A REUNION THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE PANDEMIC >> SHE'S PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> THEY PLAN TO MEET IN PERSON WHEN IT'S SAFE SO GLA >>> THE WORLD SURPASSES 10 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, WITH THE U

S MAKING UP OVER A QUARTER OF THOSE CASES THE ALARMING GROWTH IN MANY STATES SINCE THE VICE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES WEARING MASKS, IN DIRECT CONTRAST TO THE PRESIDENT >>> DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING ABOUT REPORTS OF A RUSSIAN PLOT TO KILL AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHAT DID HE KNOW WE'RE LIVE IN MOSCOW >>> PLUS, MISSISSIPPI IS ON THE VERGE OF ELIMINATING THE CONFEDERATE SYMBOL FROM ITS STATE FLAG, AND THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH ARE EXPECTED IN COURT LATER TODAY A BUSY MONDAY "EARLY TODAY" BEGINS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING TO YOU

>> COVID-19 RESURGES IN SEVERAL STATES, BRINGING WITH IT SOME DANGEROUS NEW RECORDS OVER 25 MILLION AMERICANS ARE INFECTED THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN AN UNPREDICTABLE TURN IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVEFOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES >> IN CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BARS TO CLOSE DOWN IN SEVEN COUNTIES, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES IT'S PART OF A TARGETED APPROACH TO SLOWING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

>>> IN PASADENA MILEY CYRUS PERFORMED IN FRONT OF AN EMPTY ROSE BOWL STADIUM THE CONCERT ALSO FEATURED JUSTIN BIEBER, USHER, AND MANY OTHER ARTISTS THEY RAISED NEARLY $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE AND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >>> IN A PUSH TO GET BACK TO NORMAL, AMERICAN AIRLINE ALSO NO LONGER RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF SEATS SOLD ON FLIGHTS AND WILL ALLOW ALL MIDDLE SEATS TO BE FILLED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY >>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS VISE ITTING THE NATION'S EMERGING HOT SPOTS YESTERDAY, HE DELIVERED THE ADMINISTRATION'S CLEAREST MESSAGE YET, WEAR A MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN HAS MORE >> Reporter: A DIRE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS THE US

VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN THERE SUNDAY HIS MESSAGE TO TEXANS, WEAR A MASK IN TEXAS, THE PANDEMIC IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS, WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> IF YOUR TOKAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MASK, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: SENSE SAYS HE'S WORN A MASK SEVERAL TIMES THIS YEAR, A MARKED CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCES AND OUT OF STEP WITH THE PRESIDENT, WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDED THAT DECISION, POINTING TO THE PRESIDENT'S UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE >> HE'S TESTED CONSTANTLY, AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED CONSTANTLY AND KEPT AT A DISTANCE, EVEN WITH THAT >> Reporter: PENCE WAS IN TEXAS, TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH >> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED ♪ ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE TWIR NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MADE WITH THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS

>> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK, ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE, SHUTTING DOWN THE STATE'S BARS AFTER VOWING TEXAS WAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS HE NOW SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BARS SO QUICKLY IN HOUSTON, THE STATE EPICENTER, A SEVERE COVID WARNING, A FOURTH OF JULY CANCELED >> ANY EVENT OF MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELED >> Reporter: AT ONE OF THE STATE'S TESTING SITES, LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IN THE CITY'S HOSPITALS, LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS SAY IT'S A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY >> PEOPLE ACTING LIKE IT'S SUMMER, THEY STARTED TO ACT LIKE THEY WANTED TO GO BACK TO PARTIES, AND IT'S COMING BACK AND BITING US >> Reporter: IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO, RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY INSIDE AS LOCAL HOSPITALS APPROACH CAPACITY AN ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS, SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN, WITH THIS WARNING

SIX FLAGS CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TEXAS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT NOW, IN TEXAS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS GOING FORWARD FOR EXAMPLE, LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE SENSE SUNDAY SAYING TEXANS WILL GET THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED PHILIP >> ERIN, THANK YOU >>> AS CASES SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, 13 STATES HAVE REVERSED PARTS OF THEIR PLANS TO REOPEN GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: COREY, SOME MAY BE CALLING THIS A SECOND WAVE, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST WAVE, JUST HITTING A DIFFERENT PART OF OUR COUNTRY

ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST, CORONAVIRUS SURGING, PROMPTING THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY TO ISSUE THIS GRIM WARNING >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT, AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS IF WE'RE IN SETTINGS WHERE WE CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE, PARTICULARLY IN THESE HOT ZONES >> Reporter: IN ARIZONA, A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY OF RECORD CASES, WITH ICU BEDS AT 87% CAPACITY DESPITE THESE RECORD NUMBERS, EXTREME BEAM BROUGHT PEOPLE OUT IN DROVES TO THE RIVER, MANY WITHOUT MASKS HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE WORRIED THE SURGE IN ARIZONA AFTER REOPENING IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING WORSE >> WE'RE NOT TRYING TO STEM THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING IN AND NOT TRYING TO PREVENT THE COVID SPREADING

WE HAVE HAD A MAJOR PROBLEM OF TAKING CARE OF INCREASED WAVE OF PATIENTS COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: IN GEORGIA, THE BIGGEST DAILY INCREASE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED 2,225 NEW CASES AND IN SOUTH CAROLINA, CLOSE TO 1,000 ICU BEDS ARE OCCUPIED BY CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THAT STATE HAS SEEN DAILY INCREASES OF MORE THAN A THOUSAND NEW CASES FOR THE PAST WEEK CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ORDERING BARS AND NIGHT SPOTS CLOSED IMMEDIATELY IN SEVEN COUNTIES, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES RECOMMENDING EIGHT OTHERS DO THE SAME CITING THE RAPID PACE OF CORONAVIRUS SPREADING IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE IN FLORIDA, OVER 23,000 CASES IN 72 HOURS MORE THAN SIX A MINUTE THE GOVERNOR ATTRIBUTED THE RISE IN INFECTIONS TO SUMMER HEAT IN THE UPPER 90s, SENDING PEOPLE INDOORS, AS WELL AS YOUNG PEOPLE IGNORING PRECAUTION LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE GRADUATION PARTIES, YOU'RE GOING OUT, DOING DIFFERENT THINGS AND IN CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS, THAT'S GOING TO BE CONDUCIVE TO TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS >> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONCERNED

AT 23, ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? >> HONESTLY, NO >> Reporter: AND DESPITE THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DECORATING ON SOME SOUTH FLORIDA BEACHES, THEY'LL BE CLOSED FOR JULY FOURTH WEEKEND ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN RURAL COUNTIES, IN CALIFORNIA, ARKANSAS, MISSOURI, KANSAS I TEXAS, AND HERE IN FLORIDA, IN THE LAST WEEK, WE HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS DOUBLE IN FACT, HERE IN LAKE COUNTY WHERE I AM, THEY ACTUALLY SAW A RECORD IN A SINGLE DAY, 122 NEW POSITIVE TEST RESULTS COREY? >> ALARMING NUMBERS KERRY, THANK YOU >>> THERE ARE GROWING CALLS FOR ANSWERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US

SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE MATTHEW JOINS US FROM MOSCOW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH, PHILIP OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HE SAID HE HAD JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WARRANTED A BRIEFING TO EITHER HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT BUT HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THE REPORT AS JUST ANOTHER RUSSIA FAKE NEWS HO S HOESHGS HOAX OFFICIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THIS AT ALL THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SLAMMED THIS AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT DETRIED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE US

SPY COMMUNITY, ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE PEOPLE BEHIND A 20-YEAR FAILED WAR IN AFGHANISTAN? THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN SAID THAT RUSSIA IS SIMPLY DONE RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS AND KIND OF BRUSHED IT OFF AS ANTI-RUSSIAN RHETORIC IN AN ELECTION YEAR WE ARE EXPECTING A RESPONSE OF SOME KIND FROM THE KREMLIN, MOST LIKELY SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE BUT AS WE HAVE SEEN THROUGHOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION, WHEN THERE'S A TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL, MOSCOW'S PREFERRED ANGLE IS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN DC BACK TO YOU, PHILIP

>> THANK YOU, MATT >>> PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE ARE HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AFTER WEEKS OF MOUNTING PRESSURE, THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER THE STATEHOUSE AND SENATE VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMABLYBLEM FROM THE FLAG VOTERS WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER 3rd ELECTION THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS HE INTENDS ON SIGNING IT INTO LAW >>> ANOTHER PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE A WITNESS CAPTURED THE MOMENT A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS HE APPEARED TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD POLICE SAY ONE VICTIM, 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER CHARLES GARTH, HAS TIED THE ACCUSED SHOOTER, IDENTIFIED BY SHOOTERS AS STEVEN LOPEZ, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTEST SINCE THEY BEGAN AND ARRESTED MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

>>> LET'S TURN TO EXTREME WEATHER THAT HIT NEW ENGLAND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PARTS OF MASSACHUSETTS CARS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL PARKING LOT ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED FORTUNATELY, NO REPORTS OF INJURIES AT THIS POINT >> LET'S SEE HOW OUR WEEK WILL GET STARTED WITH JANESSA WEBB >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS COREY SAID, WE HAD THAT DRAMATIC STORM SYSTEM MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE NORTHEAST STILL NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DEALING WITH RAIN SHOWERS TODAY, WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME SHOWERS POPPING UP ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC IT WILL BE ON THE ISOLATED SIDE

RIGHT NOW, THE RADAR IS CLEAR FOR THE OHIO VALLEY THESE STORM TOTALS WILL CONTINUE TO PICK UP THROUGH THE MIDWEEK SEEING ISOLATED SPOTS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, UP TO THREE INCHES SO WE'LL WATCH THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING IN THAT AREA SO SCATTERED STORMS AS THIS FRONT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH AND GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER STARTING YOUR WAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE HEAT BUILDS FOR THE CAROLINAS

PHILADELPHIA TODAY, A LOT MORE SUNSHINE, NO MORE STORMS IN THE FORECAST NOWHERE NEAR 100 DEGREES FOR TAMPA ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE AR >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY HEARINGS FOR THEM HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEING HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON BAIL AND TAO IS BEING HELD ON AD 750,000 BAIL >>> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW PROTESTERS ARE MARCHING IN HONOR OF 23-YEAR-OLD ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WALKED HOME FROM A STORE AND APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM

HE COULD BE HEARD ON POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO SAYING I CAN'T BREATHE HERE'S NBC'S DAVID GURA >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES >> I THINK MORE NEEDS TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY

>> LIKE I SAID, IT WAS MURDER WHAT WAS DONE >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAVE FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS STARTED A NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

>> HE BOUGHT HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9116789 >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU >> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING A CHOKEHOLD >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PAIR RAMEDICS INJECTE HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY SON AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON JUNETEENTH

>> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THA >>> THE YEAR IS 120 — 2020! ♪ >> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT GIVES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 BET AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING A RENDITION OF THEIR HIT "FIGHT THE POWER" IT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER MOVING PERFORMANCES FROM JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS, WHO USED THEIR PLATFORMS TO HONOR THEIR LIVES LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT AND MICHELLE OBAMA HONORED BEYONCE WITH A HUMANITARIAN AWARD >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

IN HONOR OF PRIDE MONTH, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING WAS IM ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAI RAINBOW AND THE BRAND 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN FEATURED A BLACK TRANS QUEER LESBIAN MODEL WITH EIGHT OTHER LBGT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER FOR THE FOUR CORNERS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY I DO THINK THIS GETS EXPANDED INTO OKLAHOMA CITY, BECAUSE WINDS ARE PICKING UP THE POSSIBILITY OF A HABU STARTING TO FORM A MAJOR DUST STORM FROM MEXICO INTO ARIZONA, SO WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY AS WINDS PICK UP TODAY'S FORECAST, WE CAN SEE WE'RE ABOVE AVERAGE FO >>> WE ARE BACK WITH THE NEW NORMAL WHILE MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS REMAIN CLOSED, THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THEM HAVE AN TOR IMPORTANT JOB TO DO IT TAKES QUITE A FEW WORKERS TO KEEP THEM FED AND HAPPY >> Reporter: BALTIMORE'S INNER HARBOR, HOME TO THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM INSIDE, 20,000 ANIMALS, FROM SLOTHS TO TROPICAL FISH

AND 11 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHARKS THE AQUARIUM USUALLY SEES MORE THAN 12 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR BUT NOW LIKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, HAS BEEN EERILY QUIET SINCE IT CLOSED IN MARCH WHAT HAVE THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, MONTHS BEEN LIKE HERE AT THE AQUARIUM >> THE AQUARIUMS AND ZOOS, UNLIKE OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, COULDN'T SAY LOCK THE DOORS AND GO HOME SO WE HAVE HAD TO KEEP I THINK ABOUT 140 STAFF AS CRITICAL EMPLOYEES >> Reporter: THE STAFF HAS BEEN WEARING MASKS AND OF COURSE, SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT KEEPING THEIR FOCUS ON MAKING SURE THE FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY

>> OUR STAFF ARE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY, MAKING SURE THE ANIMALS ARE THRIVING THROUGH THIS TIME >> Reporter: AND KEEPING THEM WELL FED IS ESSENTIAL WORK I GOT TO EXPERIENCE THAT FIRSTHAND FIRST UP, THIS ANIMAL FROM AUSTRALIA HERE SHE COMES YOU CAN FEEL HER STRENGTH NEXT UP, THE ARCHER FISH, WHO EATS LIVE CRICKETS >> OH, MY GOD

>> HE GOT IT >> Reporter: THIS AQUARIUM IS JUST ONE OF 226 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS THAT CLOSED BECAUSE OF COVID AT NEW YORK'S BRONX ZOO, ANIMALS AND STAFF ARE MISSING SOME OF THE 2 MILLION GUESTS WHO VISIT EACH YEAR THE STAFF HAS SPLIT TWO TWO TEAMS, CARING FOR THE ANIMALS CLOSED SINCE MID MARCH, SOME OF THE ANIMALS HAVE NOTICED ARE THERE ANY ANIMALS, DO YOU THINK, THAT SENSE THAT SOMETHING IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT? >> I SHOW UP AT THE EXHIBIT TO LOOK AT THEM AND SEE HOW THEY ARE, THEY DEFINITELY TAKE AN INTEREST YOU CAN ALMOST — IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE EVERYBODY IS >> Reporter: FOR THIS ZOO, IT'S BEEN PERSONAL EIGHT OF THEIR BIG CATS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS >> I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT EVERYBODY IS DOING REALLY WELL >> Reporter: IN BALTIMORE, THEY CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS AQUARIUM TO BE SWIMMING WITH PEOPLE AGAIN IT'S SO EXCITING TO WELCOME GUESTS BACK TO OUR DOORS AND GET TO HEAR CHILDREN SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO SEE THESE AMAZING ANIMALS

>> OUR THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT PEOPLE WILL BE GETTING TO RETURN TO THE AQUARIUM SOON, IT WILL REOPEN WEDNESDAY JULY >>> THE US SURGES PAST 25 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, CAUSING AN ABOUT FACE ON BEACH OPENINGS IN FLORIDA IN CALIFORNIA, BARS ARE ORDERED CLOSED IMMEDIATELY AND IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE STATE HAS TAKEN A SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN >>> CALLS FOR JUSTICE

CAN NEW RALLIES AGAINST THE POLICE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN COLORADO >> BLACK LIVES MATTER SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY >> DUKE'S COACH K SPEAKING OUT AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER ACROSS THE NATION >>> PLUS, AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME WE'LL GET A LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO REOPEN SAFELY A BUSY MONDAY FOR YOU

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING >> COVID-19 IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL CASES SURGING IN SEVERAL STATES AS OFFICIALS STRUGGLE TO CONTAIN IT IT'S TAKE AN DANGEROUS TURN, INFECTING 25 MILLION AMERICANS FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVE FOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES

>> THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK HAS ISSUED AN EXEC SAVE ORDER, WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISITS A STATE WILL — >> AND OVER THE WEEKEND, ARTISTS CAME TOGETHER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS UNITE THE VIRTUAL EVENT WAS BROADCAST OVER 180 COUNTRIES GLOBAL CITIZENS SAYS THEY RAISED $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE >>> ONE HEALTH OFFICIAL IS SENDING A DIRE WARNING OUR DAN CHENNIMAN HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: AS TEMPERATURES RISE, THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS SURGES >> BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY ONE OFTHE LARGEST SPIKES IS IN TEXAS NEARLY 150,000 CASES, 2300 DEAD >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS

>> Reporter: DURING A VISIT TO DALLAS, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WORE A FACE COVERING AND URGED OTHERS TO DO THE SAME >> AND WEAR A MASK WHEREVER IT'S INDICATED OR WHEREVER YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO PRACTICE THE KIND OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THAT WOULD PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: TEXAS IS NOT ALONE IN ARIZONA, ICU BEDS ARE AT 87% CAPACITY >> COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: THE GROWTH IN CASES SPREAD THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE SUN BELT IN FLORIDA, THERE ARE MORE THAN SIX NEW CASES PER MINUTE OFFICIALS SAY SOME BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, INCLUDING FT

LAUDERDALE >> I'M ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY, YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOME, CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILIES, BE GRATEFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL AMERICA THAT WE HAVE >> Reporter: AMERICANS URGED TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH SAFELY TO SLOW THE SPREAD >>> SOME OF THE SURGES WE'RE SEEING ARE BEING LINKED TO YOUNGER ADULTS GOING OUT TO CROWDS THERE'S NEW SCIENCE ON WHY BARS CAN BE SUPER SPREADING EVENTS >> Reporter: AS RESTRICTIONS LIFT, THE BARS ARE BACK AND THEY'RE PACKED BIG CROWDS IN STATES LIKE FLORIDA, ARIZONA, AND TEXAS WHERE COVID CASES ARE ON THE RISE PRIMARILY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE NUMBER OF KNOWN CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG 18 TO 23-YEAR-OLDS INCREASED FIVEFOLD IN JUST ONE MONTH COMMUNITIES ARE NOW TRACING THESE OUTBREAKS BACK TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS

21-YEAR-OLD ADRIANA CARTER IN TEXAS WENT OUT FOR A FEW DRINKS WITH FRIENDS >> I HAD A REALLY LONG, STRESSFUL WEEK WHAT HARM COULD THAT DO, YOU KNOW JUST ONE NIGHT >> Reporter: AND CAME HOME WITH COVID, PASSING IT ON TO HER ROOMMATE THE RISE IN CASES IS COIN DIEDING WITH A RISE IN SPENDING DATA SHOWS THAT MILLENNIALS SPENT MORE MONEY LAST MONTH THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP PLACES LIKE BARS ARE A PERFECT STORM FOR TRANSMISSION >> PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, POOR AIR CIRCULATION, PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS OR HAVING TO TAKE THEIR MASKS OFF TO DRINK OR EAT >> Reporter: THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE TALKING PARTICLES ENTER THE AIR

AND IF THEY CARRY THE VIRUS, IT COULD SPREAD THE COLLEGE TOWN OF IOWA CITY HAS SEEN AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES SINCE BARS REOPENED WITHOUT CROWD RESTRICTION >> I DEAFINITELY WASN'T TAKING I SERIOUS >> Reporter: JACOB SAYS HE WAS EXPOSED AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR NOW SEEING THE EFFECTS >> OH, SURE IF WE JUST WORE A MASK, SPACED OUT A LITTLE FURTHER AND NOT SHARED A JEWEL >> Reporter: A STRIKING EXAMPLE THAT ONE NIGHT OUT IS ALL IT TAKES

DASHA BURNS, NBC NEWS, IOWA CITY, IOWA >>> THERE ARE GROWING QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT THE REPORTS THAT RUSSIA WAS OFFERING BOUNTIES FOR KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT THE US HAS VERIFIED THAT ANY SUCH BOUNTY PAYMENTS WERE MADE >>> OVERNIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DID NOT FIND THE INFORMATION COMMUNITY AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT

HERE'S NBC'S KELLY O'DONNELL >> Reporter: NEW FALLOUT OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT VLADAMIR PUTIN PUT A PRICE ON THE LIVES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST COMMENT TWEETS CLAIMING HE WAS TOTALLY IN THE DARK NOBODY BRIEFED OR TOLD ME, VP DENSE OR THE CHIEF OF STAFF ABOUT ATTACKS ON OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN BY RUSSIANS >> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF IT HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING HE KNEW ANYTHING

>> Reporter: THE HOUSE SPEAKER SAID SHE HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED AND REQUESTED AN URGENT UPDATE "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS FIRST TO REPORT THAT RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFERED CASH BOUM — BOUNTIES TO TALIBAN FIGHTERS FOR KILLING US TROOPS, AND US INTELLIGENCE HAD INCLUDED THE BOUNTIES IN WRITING

THE WHITE HOUSE DID NOT DISPUTE THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY ITSELF, BUT DENIED THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED THAT CLAIM SURPRISED RECENTLY RETIRED CIA OFFICIALS >> THERE'S NO DOUBT SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD BE BRIEFED >> ANY SORT OF PREPARATION FOR A PRINCIPAL, FOR A SENIOR, SO IF IT HAPPENED, THERE'S A PAPER TRAIL THAT WILL EASILY BE DISCOVERED >> Reporter: THE LARGER THREAT IS PUTIN'S BRAZEN AGGRESSION, SAYS JOHN BOLTON >> WHEN YOU GO AFTER AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, YOU ARE ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES AND I THINK IT COULD CALL FOR SOME VERY SEVERE MEASURES AGAINST THE RUSSIANS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP, WITH AN OFFENSIVE RETWEET

HE THANKED FLORIDA'S SUPPORTERS, BUT THE EXPLETIVE FILLED VIDEO INCLUDED SHOUTS OF WHITE POWER TRUMP ALLY REPUBLICAN SENATOR TIM SCOTT CALLED IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE'S NO QUESTION, HE SHOULD NOT HAVE RETWEETED IT AND SHOULD TAKE IT DOWN >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S RETWEET WAS DELETED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIMED THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST CHANT KELLY O'DONNELL, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE >>> THE NIGHT A PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE, WHERE A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH THEN ADMINIST – DEMONSTRATORS >> Reporter: THIS LOUISVILLE PARK WHERE PROTESTERS HAVE DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR IS NOW THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING >> OH, MY GOD

SOMEONE IS SHOT >> Reporter: A WITNESS CAPTURING THE CHAOS SATURDAY NIGHT, AFTER A GUNMAN APPEARS TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD, SENDING PEOPLE SCRAMBLING FOR COVER POLICE SAY 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER GARTH DIED AND A SECOND IS RECOVERING THE GUNMAN IS IN CUSTODY POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE SUSPECT'S NAME >> THIS MAN HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTESTS AND ARRESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS >> Reporter: THIS NIGHT OF VIOLENCE FOLLOWED MONTHS OF PROTESTS, AFTER TAYLOR WAS KILLED IN HER HOME BY KENTUCKY POLICE SERVING A NO-KNOCK WARRANT ONE OFFICER HAS BEEN FIRED, TWO OTHERS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

IN MINNEAPOLIS, WHERE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH SPARKED PROTESTS, CITY LEADERS TOOK THE FIRST STEP TO CHANGE THEIR APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY, VOTING UNANIMOUSLY ON A PROPOSAL TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE FORCE ALL FOUR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FLOYD'S KILLING ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN COURT DEREK CHAUVIN FACES A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BLACK LIVES MATTER EVENT STRETCH INTO THE FIFTH WEEKEND AND IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE AT PRIDE EVENTS ARE RALLYING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND END TO POLICE BRUTALITY THIS MOMENT OF POLICE REFORM IN AMERICA SET OFF CONVERSATIONS ON A MUCH DEEPER LEVEL DUKE'S COACH K SHARED THIS MESSAGE >> SAY IT

CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY IT'S NOT POLITICAL >> Reporter: AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER, MORE VOICES SPEAKING OUT AND STANDING UP FOR INJUSTICES IN OUR COUNTRY CATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEEN HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A MINIMUM $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON TAIL NOW AND TAO IS HELD AT THE COUNTY JAIL ON A MINIMUM $750,000 BAIL

>>> IN MISSISSIPPI, THE STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER AFTER MORE THAN 120 YEARS AFTER WEEKS OF PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE, MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL 91-23 ON SUNDAY AND THE SENATE FOLLOWED SUIT WITH A 37-14 VOTE A COMMISSION WILL NOW DESIGN THE NEW FLAG, KEEPING THE SHOW GAN IN GOD WE TRUST THE BILL NOW HEADS TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK WHO INTENDS TO SIGN IT INTO LAW WE'RE TRACKING SOME POTENTIAL STORMS AND FIRE DANGER AREA NEC JANESSA >> Reporter: WE HAVE A STORM SYSTEM IMPACTING NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, WELCOMING UP TO FLOODING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK EVEN QUEENS THIS MORNING LOSING POWER

BUT THAT STORM SYSTEM IS MAKING ITS WAY OUT OF THAT AREA QUICKLY WE'RE WATCHING THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE CAROLINAS THIS AFTERNOON WITH ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP AND SOME OF THOSE POCKETS OF RAIN WILL HAVE TORRENTIAL RAIN HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD GRAND RAPIDS THIS AFTERNOON, IN THE UPPER 80s WITH MORE SUNSHINE FOR THE NORTHEAST OHIO INTO THE CLEVELAND AREA JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, ALL THE WAY INTO HOT-LANTA, IN THE LOWER 90s HUMIDITY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE HEAT IS STILL THERE, INCREASING THE FIRE DANGER >> JANESSA, THANKS >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, MACY'S STARTS THEIR FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS TONIGHT EACH OF NEW YORK'S FIVE BURROUGHS WILL LIGHT UP FOR FIVE MINUTES >>> PRINCETON WILL REMOVE WILSON'S STATUE >>> AS THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE KICKED OFF OVER THE WEEKEND, PLAYERS KNEELED DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM MANY OF THEM WEARING >>> ALL RIGHT WE HAVE A COUPLE OF CONSUMER ALERTS THIS MORNING THE COMPANY IS EXPANDING A RECALL OF BAGGED SALADS BECAUSE THEY MAY BE CONTAMINATED THEY WERE DISTRIBUTED TO EIGHT STATES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, INCLUDING ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI

>>> AND PILGRIM'S PRIDE IS RECALLING THEIR CHICKEN NUK ETS BECAUSE THEY MAY CONTAIN RUBBER MATERIAL THE BAGS WERE SHIPPED TO TEXAS, OREGON, ARIZONA, AND IDAHO >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND TO HONOR PRIDE MONTH AND THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PRIDE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY, THE EMPIRED STATE BUILDING WAS ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW SUNDAY >>> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE BET AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THEIR CLASSIC HIT "FIGHT THE POWER," ALONG WITH OTHER ARTISTS

THE VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER PERFORMANCES, AS WELL FROM JOHN LEGEND, ALICIA KEYS THEY HONORED THE LIVES OF THOSE LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND WRAPPER LIL WAYNE PAID >>> "EARLY TODAY" IS ON INSTAGRAM JOIN US, WON'T YOU FOLLOW US FOR NEWS AND UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE MORNING >>> PROTESTERS ACROSS AMERICA ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR YET ANOTHER BLACK LIFE LOST BY THE HANDS OF POLICE THIS TIME THE NAME IS ELIJAH McCLAIN THE 23-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER MISAPPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE TAKING HIM INTO CUSTODY DEMONSTRATORS ARE CALLING FOR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICERS INVOLVED AND NOW HIS DEATH IS BRINGING ABOUT SWEEPING CHANGES >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST

POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> LIKEI SAID, CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT AGAINST THEM BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW STARTED A NEW, INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD STORE

YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> HE WAS GETTING HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH, AND THEN GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 911 >> STOP, I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU >> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING THE CHOKEHOLD

>> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE HE'S BEEN MURDERED AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: IN RECENT WEEKS, THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS >> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO, INCLUDING >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE'RE WATCHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THE SOUTHWEST, AS WELL FIRE DANGER STARTS TO INCREASE IT'S THE WINDS THAT WILL BE AN ISSUE THROUGHOUT YOUR AMP

30 TO 35 MILES PER HOUR, EXPECTING THES >>> WE'RE BACK WITH AN NBC NEW OS EXCLUSIVE A LOOK AT THE BIG PLANS THAT ONE UNIVERSITY HAS FOR GETTING BACK ON TRACK AND GETTING REOPENED SAFELY DURING THIS PANDEMIC HERE'S REHEMA ELLIS >> Reporter: NOTRE DAME, THE FAMED CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, NOW TAKING STEPS TO REOPEN AND YOU FEEL YOU CAN MANAGE THE RISKS? >> I THINK WE CAN IN FACT, I'M CONFIDENT WE CAN >> Reporter: UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FATHER JOHN JENKINS, IS CONFIDENT OF THE NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS, AND GUIDED BY ADVICE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS AND CLEVELAND CLINIC AMONG THE CHANGES, DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS STARTING WITH AN EARLY OPENING ON AUGUST 10

>> THEY'RE GOING TO STAY HERE RIGHT TILL THANKSGIVING, AND SO WE DON'T HAVE THE KIND OF GOING AWAY AND RETURNING THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER >> Reporter: 54,000 NEW SIGNS ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE, AND WEAR MASKS VICE PRESIDENT PAUL BROWN HELPED CRAFT THE NEW PROTOCOL SO IT WILL BE HARD FOR A STUDENT TO SAY THEY DIDN'T SEE THE SIGN >> TAKE ME WORD FOR IT, THEY'RE IN THE BATHROOMS, TOO >> Reporter: IT'S CROWDED IN HERE >> THAT'S HOW IT IS PREPANDEMIC WHEN STUDENTS RETURN, THERE WILL BE HALF A MANY DESKS >> Reporter: AND IN THE UNIVERSITY'S 80 CHAPELS, CUTTING CAPACITY IN HALF SO EVEN WHEN YOU PRAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE >> YES, PRAY HEALTHY >> Reporter: THIS DINING HALL FOR 725 STUDENTS WILL BE REDUCED BY 70% HOW MANY PEOPLE PER TABLE? >> EACH TABLE OF 12, IT WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF FOUR IN THE NEW CONFIGURATION >> Reporter: IN THE DORM, STILL TWO TO A ROOM, BUT MORE DEEP CLEANING CHANGE IS EVEN COMING HERE FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH THEY'RE STILL WORKING OUT THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT THEY KNOW FOR SURE IT WON'T BE 80,000 FANS IF THERE IS A INFECTION ON CAMPUS, WHAT WILL YOU DO >> OUR CONTACT TRACING TEAM WILL KICK IN TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON WE HAVE ISOLATION IN QUARANTINE SPACE

>> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED PROFESSOR IRENE HUNT-BUNTING WANTS TO CONTINUE ONLINE LEARNING >> IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK, AND IT'S NOT ANYBODY'S DECISION BUT THE INDIVIDUAL'S TO ASSESS THAT RISK >> Reporter: IF FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY'RE ANXIOUS, THEY HAVE A SPECIAL HEALTH CONDITION, WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THEM >> Reporter: ROOTED IN FAITH AND GUIDED BY SCIENCE, ONE UNIVERSITY MOVING FORWARD TO BRING STUDENTS BACK REHEMA ELLIS, NBC NEWS, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA >>> RISKY DECISION, CLEARLY, RIGHT? CAN'T JUST GO TO FULL ONLINE LEARNING UNTIL A VACCINE IS FOUND

THANK YO>>> THE SUMMER SURGE CORONAVIRUS CASES SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS AS THE NATION'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL >> RUSSIA PUT A BOUNTY ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS WE'RE LIVE WITH A RESPONSE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP >> UNFURLING A NEW FUTURE MISSISSIPPI VOTES TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE EMBLEM FROM ITS FLAG ♪ I JUST WANT TO LIVE ♪ ♪ GOD DON'T TAKE ME ♪ >>> AS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE B

ET AWARDS >>> A GOOD MONDAY MORNING I'M CORI COFFIN

>> I'M PHIL MENA OFFICIALS ARE REVERSING COURSE ON RE-OPENING THE PANDEMIC HAVE INFECTED 25 MILLION AND FELT HARDEST IN FLORIDA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA THOSE STATES ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS

>> IN CALIFORNIA THE GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BARS TO CLOSE DOWN AGAIN IN SEVEN COUNTIES INCLUDING LOS ANGELES AND HE'S ALSO RECOMMENDING THEY CLOSE IN EIGHT OTHER COUNTIES IN A PUSH TO GET BACK TO NORMAL AMERICAN AIRLINES SAY IT WILL NO LONGER STRICT THE NUMBER OF SEATS SOLD AND ALLOW ALL MIDDLE SEATS TO BE FILLED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY >>> ANDREW CUOMO ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISIT AS HIGH-RISK STATE OF WILL LOSE PAID SICK LEAVE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY STATE LAW HOWEVER IT DOES EXCLUDE ANY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FOR WORK

>> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE THROUGH THE SOUTH VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS VISITING THE EMERGING HOT SPOTS HIS FIRST STOP OF TEXAS WHERE YESTERDAY HE DELIVERED THE ADMINISTRATION'S CLEAREST MESSAGE YET, WEAR A MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, A DIRE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS AS THE US VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN THERE ON SUNDAY HIS MESSAGE TO TEXANS WEAR A MASK IN TEXAS THE PANDEMIC IS QUICKLY SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MAVERICK, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: PENCE SAID HE'S WORN A MAVERICK SEVERAL TIMES THIS WEEK A MARKED CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCE AND OUT OF STEP WITH THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE

THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDED THAT POSITION POINTING TO THE PRESIDENT'S UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE >> HE'S TESTED CONSTANTLY AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED CONSTANTLY >> Reporter: PENNSYLVANIA WAS IN TEXAS TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH >> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING ESENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE CHOIR NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MET WITH GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT WHO SAID THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE

>> COVID-19 TOOK A VERY SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE SHUTTING DOWN THE STATE'S BARS HE NOW HE SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BARS SO QUICKLY IN HOUSTON, A SEVERE COVID WARNING FOURTH OF JULY CANCELLED >> ANY ENT THAT'S MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED

>> Reporter: LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT A TESTING SITE AND CITY'S HOSPITAL LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED SAID A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY >> PEOPLE ACTED LIKE IT WAS SUMMER IT'S COMING BACK AND BITING US >> Reporter: IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO "TODAY" INSIDE AS HOSPITALS APPROACH LOCAL CAPACITY AN ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN WITH THIS WARNING SIX FLAGS CAN'T GUARANTEE YOU WON'T BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TEXAS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT NOW IN TEXAS MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS GOING FORWARD LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE ON SUNDAY SAYING TEXANS WILL GET THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED PHILLIP

>> THANK YOU THERE ARE GROWING CALLS THIS MORNING FOR ANSWERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED THERE ARE QUESTIONS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE LAST NIGHT TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM DONALD TRUMP SAYING BASICALLY THAT HE HAD ONLY JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY US

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THAT THEY TOLD HIM THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WERE BELIEVABLE ENOUGH TO REPORT TO HIM AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE NOW HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THESE REPORTS AS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE RUSSIA HOAX MEANT TO UNDERMINE HIM AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HERE IN MOSCOW RUSSIAN OFFICIALS HAVE NOT MINUTESED WORDS ABOUT THIS STORY OVER THE WEEKEND WE SAW A STATEMENT THAT SLAMMED IT AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT BETRAYED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE US SPY COMMUNITY ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE SAME PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR A FAILED 20 YEAR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN NOW RUSSIAN SPOKESPERSON BACKED UP THESE REPORTS AND SAID RUSSIA WAS TIRED OF RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS, THESE TYPES OF ALLEGATIONS OF WHICH WE'VE SEEN SEVERAL OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS WE'VE NOT YET HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE KREMLIN ON THIS BUT WE ARE EXPECTING SOMETHING, PERHAPS, LATER TODAY, BUT IT WILL BE IN A SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE TONE TO THE FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENTS

AS WE'VE SEEN WHENEVER WE HAVE THESE SCANDALS MOSCOW PREFERS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN WASHINGTON BACK TO YOU >>> WE'LL HAVE MANY MORE DAYS OF THAT >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE HEARINGS FOR DEREK CHAUVIN AND J ALEXANDER KUENG AND A THIRD OFFICER HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED >>> A PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE IS HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI TAET FLAG IS GETTING A MAKE OVER THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE BOTH VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE STATE FLAG ON SUNDAY THE COMMISSION WILL DESIGN A NEW FLAG KEEPING THE SLOGAN IN GOD WE TRUST VOTERS CAN APPROVE THE NEW DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION >>> SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA IS MAKING CHANGES TO ITS LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS

THE CITY HAS BECOME THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO BAN A PRACTICE KNOWN AS PREDICTIVE POLICING WHICH USES DATA TO PREDICT WHERE CRIMES MAY OCCUR THE CHANGE COMES AFTER UNANIMOUS DECISION BY THE CITY COUNCIL THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT BEGAN USING PREDICTIVE POLICING IN 2011 THEY WILL END USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST CONTINUED ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE LATEST ONE FOR ELIJAH McLAIN WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WAS WALKING HOME FROM A TORE THEY APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM FOR THE LATEST WE GO TO DAVID

>> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McLAIN WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NON-ENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REMOVED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> CHARGES NEED TO BE FILED BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW START AD NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION ELIJAH McLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE

YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> HE BOUGHT JUICE AND SNACK HE WOULD COME IN AND BUY WITH CASH MOSTLY AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9/11 POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PIRNED HIM DOWN USING A CHOKEHOLD DURING THE STRUGGLE PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAY LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY FRIEND AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO PASSED WEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS >> 100% OF LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO CASES THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO INCLUDING ELIJAH McLAIN

>> Reporter: MANY PEOPLE HERE HOPE THIS WILL LEAD TO PROSECUTIONS >>> ALL RIGHT LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR MONDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE DID HAVE SOME PRETTY FEISTY STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST YESTERDAY IN YOUR OVERNIGHT HOURS DEALING WITH FLOODING STILL ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK THAT STORM SYSTEM IS EXITING PRETTY QUICKLY RIGHT NOW OUR SATELLITE COMPOSITE RADAR A FEW ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY THROUGH THE CAROLINAS BUT NOW THAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS WHERE WE COULD SEE POCKETS OF RAIN PRODUCING UP TO THREE INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD WE CONTINUE TO SEE TEMPERATURES ABOVE AVERAGE AND WE HAVE A HEAT DOME THAT'S BUILDING FOR THE NORTHEAST INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE SOUTH, THESE ARE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ORLANDO A HIGH OF 98 THIS AFTERNOON

>> SCORCHING THANK YOU >>> STARBUCKS MADE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON SUNDAY THE COFFEE GIANT IS JOINING OTHER MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE COCA-COLA EVEN BEN & JERRY'S IN PULLING PAID ADVERTISING FROM SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ALL A PART OF PUSH TO HOLD SITES ACCOUNTABLE FOR FAILING TO REMOVE ONLINE HATE SPEECH IT IS ALSO ANOTHER BIG BLOW TO FACEBOOK WHICH WAS ALREADY UNDER FIRE FACEBOOK SAY >>> I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT WE GOT AN ELECTION COMING UP AND IT COULDN'T BE MORE IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY MAKES THEIR VOICE HEARD THIS TIME AROUND >>> FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA PARTICIPATED IN THE 13th ANNUAL ROOTS PICNIC TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VOTE AND HELP THEIR LOVED ONES REGISTER BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTION THE EVENT WAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEIR NONPROFIT WHEN WE ALL VOTE >>> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 BE

T AWARDS ♪♪ >> THE YEAR IS 2020 THE NUMBER ♪ >> THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH RAP GROUP PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THEIR 1998 HIT "FIGHT THE POWER" IT HAD ARTISTS PERFORMING LIKE JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT >> LGBTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THIS YEAR FASHION BRAND CALVIN KLEIN IS MAKING HISTORY THE BRAND'S 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN HASH TAG PRIDE IN MICHAEL INVENTORY'S FEATURES A TRANSGENDER MODEL ALONG WITH EIGHT OTHERS THE SERIES WAS SHOT BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN McKINLEY NEW YORK CITY THE BIRTH PLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT IS >>> I TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND MUSIC IS LIFE YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK ♪ >>> YOU'RE GETTING A LOOK AT SOUL PIXAR'S FILM WITH A NEW BLACK CAST IT WON'T PREMIER IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >>> BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF PAKISTAN WHERE A SIEGE ON THE COUNTRY'S STOCK MARKET HAS TAKEN PLACE AND WE WANT TO GO NOW FOR MORE TO CNBC'S STEVE SEDGWICK GOOD TO SEE YOU

TELL US WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH GREAT TO SEE YOU BOTH LOOK, IT'S A SAD FACT OF LIFE TERRORISM STILL CONTINUES AND WE'RE HEARING REPORTS FATALITIES OUT OF PAKISTAN WHAT WE UNDERSTAND TO HAVE HAPPENED IN KARACHI POLICE AND SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE AMONGST THE DEAD THE ATTACKS STORMED THE EXCHANGE IT WAS MILITANTS FROM THE LIBERATION ARMY THAT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY THEY ARE AN ETHNIC GROUP WITH LONG RUNNING ISSUES WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN PAKISTAN CLOSER TO HOME THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY ALEX AZAR IS WARNING IN THE LAST 24 HOURS THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE U

S TO CURVE THE COVID SPREAD ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH AND WEST HE SAID WE HAVE THE TOOL TO DO THIS BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSE WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE HEAR FROM THE HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ON SUNDAY ALSO SAID A FEDERAL MANDATE ON WEARING MASKS IS LONG OVERDUE AS THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCES A SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES ELSEWHERE BACK ON THE MARKETS AND BACK IN CONSUMPTION OF GASOLINE AVERAGE US PRICE OF REGULAR GRADE, GASOLINE UP TO 2

22 PER GALLON STILL 51 CENTS LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE PUMP PRICES OF ONE >>> ITALIAN DIVERS FREED A WHILE TRAPPED IN A TANGLE FISHING NET THEY RUSHED IN AFTER BIOLOGISTS ALERTED THE COAST GUARD THEY SLICED THROUGH THE NET AND RELEASED THAT WHIALE BACK TO TH WILD >> JANESSA WEBB IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SOUTHWEST AND THAT FIRE DANGER I PROMISE I WON'T CUT YOU OFF

>> THAT'S OKAY PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE SOUTHWEST WE'RE GOING TO DON'T SEE THAT FIRE DANGER THAT'S GROWING DUE TO THE WIND WINDS ARE PICKING UP 25 TO 30 MILES PER HOUR WE'RE DEALING WITH TEMPERATURES THAT ARE ABOVE AVERAGE SO THE HEAT WILL STILL BE IN PLACE THE WINDS IS WHAT WE NEED TO SUBSIDE IN THAT AREA PHOENIX TODAY 99 ♪ >>> JENNIFER HUDSON IS DEMANDING RESPECT IN THE NEW TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING BIO PIC ABOUT ARETHA FRANKLIN IT FOLLOWS HER LIFE FROM SINGING IN HER FATHER'S CHURCH TO BECOMING THE QUEEN OF SOUL >>> NOW TO A REMARKABLE REUNION NEARLY FOUR DECADES IN THE MAKING HERE'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: THIS PROFOUND MOMENT AN INSTANT CAUGHT ON CAMERA THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR DEDR TAYLOR >> I ALWAYS KNOWN I WAS GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE

>> Reporter: SHE'S THE LITTLE GIRL IN THIS PHOTO SNAPPED 37 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS RESCUED FROM A FIRE ONE ICY DECEMBER NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY WHY DID YOU KEEP THAT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ALL THESE YEARS >> IT'S A PART OF MY HISTORY YOU KNOW >> Reporter: NOW AN EMERGENCY ROOM NURSE SHE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THE FIREFIGHTER WHO SAVED HER SO WHEN SHE GOT A CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER ON THE COVID FRONT LINES AT A NEW YORK HOSPITAL RECENTLY SHE CARRIED THE CLIPPING FROM HER HOME IN VIRGINIA AND ONE DAY SHE MENTIONED IT TO SOME NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS >> THEY PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH THE CAPTAIN AND WHEN I MENTIONED EUGENE'S NAME HE KNEW EXACTLY WHO I WAS TALKING ABOUT I WILL SAY ILL FEEL MY HEART SK SKIPPED A BEAT >> I FOUND THE CHILD, THE BABY AND GAVE HER TWO QUICK BREATHS, AND GOT HER, YOU KNOW, REVIVED >> Reporter: THE PAIR FINALLY FINDING EACH OTHER FOUR DECADES F COVID CONNECTING WITH A PHONE CALL AND THEN ON THIS ZOOM CALL WITH US >> THAT DAY I CRIED ALL DAY AND AT 75 YEARS OLD AND WHAT'S ALL GONE ON IN THIS WORLD RIGHT NOW, JUST BEEN WONDERFUL >> Reporter: WHAT BROUGHT THE TEARS? >> THE WHOLE THING THAT THIS YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS NOW THE LEGACY HAS CARRIED ON BECAUSE OF US WERE FORTUNATE I FOUND HER AND SHE FOUND ME AND KNOCK ON WOOD AND WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WE WERE BOTH IN MILITARY SHE WAS IN THE ARMY I WAS IN THE MARINES >> IT WAS A SPECIAL PHONE CALL JUST HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK YOU

>> Reporter: A REUNION THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE PANDEMIC >> SHE'S PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> THEY PLAN TO MEET IN PERSON WHEN IT'S SAFE SO GLA >>> THE WORLD SURPASSES 10 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, WITH THE US MAKING UP OVER A QUARTER OF THOSE CASES THE ALARMING GROWTH IN MANY STATES SINCE THE VICE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES WEARING MASKS, IN DIRECT CONTRAST TO THE PRESIDENT >>> DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING ABOUT REPORTS OF A RUSSIAN PLOT TO KILL AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHAT DID HE KNOW WE'RE LIVE IN MOSCOW >>> PLUS, MISSISSIPPI IS ON THE VERGE OF ELIMINATING THE CONFEDERATE SYMBOL FROM ITS STATE FLAG, AND THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH ARE EXPECTED IN COURT LATER TODAY

A BUSY MONDAY "EARLY TODAY" BEGINS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> COVID-19 RESURGES IN SEVERAL STATES, BRINGING WITH IT SOME DANGEROUS NEW RECORDS OVER 25 MILLION AMERICANS ARE INFECTED THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN AN UNPREDICTABLE TURN IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVEFOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES

>> IN CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BARS TO CLOSE DOWN IN SEVEN COUNTIES, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES IT'S PART OF A TARGETED APPROACH TO SLOWING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >>> IN PASADENA MILEY CYRUS PERFORMED IN FRONT OF AN EMPTY ROSE BOWL STADIUM THE CONCERT ALSO FEATURED JUSTIN BIEBER, USHER, AND MANY OTHER ARTISTS

THEY RAISED NEARLY $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE AND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >>> IN A PUSH TO GET BACK TO NORMAL, AMERICAN AIRLINE ALSO NO LONGER RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF SEATS SOLD ON FLIGHTS AND WILL ALLOW ALL MIDDLE SEATS TO BE FILLED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY >>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS VISE ITTING THE NATION'S EMERGING HOT SPOTS YESTERDAY, HE DELIVERED THE ADMINISTRATION'S CLEAREST MESSAGE YET, WEAR A MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN HAS MORE >> Reporter: A DIRE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS THE US VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN THERE SUNDAY HIS MESSAGE TO TEXANS, WEAR A MASK IN TEXAS, THE PANDEMIC IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS, WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> IF YOUR TOKAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MASK, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: SENSE SAYS HE'S WORN A MASK SEVERAL TIMES THIS YEAR, A MARKED CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCES AND OUT OF STEP WITH THE PRESIDENT, WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDED THAT DECISION, POINTING TO THE PRESIDENT'S UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE

>> HE'S TESTED CONSTANTLY, AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED CONSTANTLY AND KEPT AT A DISTANCE, EVEN WITH THAT >> Reporter: PENCE WAS IN TEXAS, TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH >> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED ♪ ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE TWIR NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MADE WITH THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK, ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE, SHUTTING DOWN THE STATE'S BARS AFTER VOWING TEXAS WAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS HE NOW SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BARS SO QUICKLY IN HOUSTON, THE STATE EPICENTER, A SEVERE COVID WARNING, A FOURTH OF JULY CANCELED >> ANY EVENT OF MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELED >> Reporter: AT ONE OF THE STATE'S TESTING SITES, LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IN THE CITY'S HOSPITALS, LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS SAY IT'S A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY >> PEOPLE ACTING LIKE IT'S SUMMER, THEY STARTED TO ACT LIKE THEY WANTED TO GO BACK TO PARTIES, AND IT'S COMING BACK AND BITING US

>> Reporter: IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO, RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY INSIDE AS LOCAL HOSPITALS APPROACH CAPACITY AN ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS, SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN, WITH THIS WARNING SIX FLAGS CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TEXAS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT NOW, IN TEXAS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS GOING FORWARD

FOR EXAMPLE, LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE SENSE SUNDAY SAYING TEXANS WILL GET THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED PHILIP >> ERIN, THANK YOU >>> AS CASES SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, 13 STATES HAVE REVERSED PARTS OF THEIR PLANS TO REOPEN GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: COREY, SOME MAY BE CALLING THIS A SECOND WAVE, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST WAVE, JUST HITTING A DIFFERENT PART OF OUR COUNTRY ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST, CORONAVIRUS SURGING, PROMPTING THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY TO ISSUE THIS GRIM WARNING >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT, AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS IF WE'RE IN SETTINGS WHERE WE CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE, PARTICULARLY IN THESE HOT ZONES

>> Reporter: IN ARIZONA, A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY OF RECORD CASES, WITH ICU BEDS AT 87% CAPACITY DESPITE THESE RECORD NUMBERS, EXTREME BEAM BROUGHT PEOPLE OUT IN DROVES TO THE RIVER, MANY WITHOUT MASKS HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE WORRIED THE SURGE IN ARIZONA AFTER REOPENING IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING WORSE >> WE'RE NOT TRYING TO STEM THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING IN AND NOT TRYING TO PREVENT THE COVID SPREADING WE HAVE HAD A MAJOR PROBLEM OF TAKING CARE OF INCREASED WAVE OF PATIENTS COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: IN GEORGIA, THE BIGGEST DAILY INCREASE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED 2,225 NEW CASES AND IN SOUTH CAROLINA, CLOSE TO 1,000 ICU BEDS ARE OCCUPIED BY CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THAT STATE HAS SEEN DAILY INCREASES OF MORE THAN A THOUSAND NEW CASES FOR THE PAST WEEK CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ORDERING BARS AND NIGHT SPOTS CLOSED IMMEDIATELY IN SEVEN COUNTIES, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES RECOMMENDING EIGHT OTHERS DO THE SAME CITING THE RAPID PACE OF CORONAVIRUS SPREADING IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE IN FLORIDA, OVER 23,000 CASES IN 72 HOURS MORE THAN SIX A MINUTE THE GOVERNOR ATTRIBUTED THE RISE IN INFECTIONS TO SUMMER HEAT IN THE UPPER 90s, SENDING PEOPLE INDOORS, AS WELL AS YOUNG PEOPLE IGNORING PRECAUTION

LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE GRADUATION PARTIES, YOU'RE GOING OUT, DOING DIFFERENT THINGS AND IN CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS, THAT'S GOING TO BE CONDUCIVE TO TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS >> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONCERNED AT 23, ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? >> HONESTLY, NO >> Reporter: AND DESPITE THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DECORATING ON SOME SOUTH FLORIDA BEACHES, THEY'LL BE CLOSED FOR JULY FOURTH WEEKEND ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN RURAL COUNTIES, IN CALIFORNIA, ARKANSAS, MISSOURI, KANSAS I TEXAS, AND HERE IN FLORIDA, IN THE LAST WEEK, WE HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS DOUBLE IN FACT, HERE IN LAKE COUNTY WHERE I AM, THEY ACTUALLY SAW A RECORD IN A SINGLE DAY, 122 NEW POSITIVE TEST RESULTS COREY? >> ALARMING NUMBERS

KERRY, THANK YOU >>> THERE ARE GROWING CALLS FOR ANSWERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE MATTHEW JOINS US FROM MOSCOW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH, PHILIP OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HE SAID HE HAD JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WARRANTED A BRIEFING TO EITHER HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT BUT HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THE REPORT AS JUST ANOTHER RUSSIA FAKE NEWS HO S HOESHGS HOAX OFFICIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THIS AT ALL

THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SLAMMED THIS AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT DETRIED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE US SPY COMMUNITY, ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE PEOPLE BEHIND A 20-YEAR FAILED WAR IN AFGHANISTAN? THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN SAID THAT RUSSIA IS SIMPLY DONE RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS AND KIND OF BRUSHED IT OFF AS ANTI-RUSSIAN RHETORIC IN AN ELECTION YEAR WE ARE EXPECTING A RESPONSE OF SOME KIND FROM THE KREMLIN, MOST LIKELY SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE BUT AS WE HAVE SEEN THROUGHOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION, WHEN THERE'S A TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL, MOSCOW'S PREFERRED ANGLE IS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN D

C BACK TO YOU, PHILIP >> THANK YOU, MATT >>> PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE ARE HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY AFTER WEEKS OF MOUNTING PRESSURE, THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER THE STATEHOUSE AND SENATE VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMABLYBLEM FROM THE FLAG VOTERS WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER 3rd ELECTION THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS HE INTENDS ON SIGNING IT INTO LAW

>>> ANOTHER PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE A WITNESS CAPTURED THE MOMENT A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS HE APPEARED TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD POLICE SAY ONE VICTIM, 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER CHARLES GARTH, HAS TIED THE ACCUSED SHOOTER, IDENTIFIED BY SHOOTERS AS STEVEN LOPEZ, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTEST SINCE THEY BEGAN AND ARRESTED MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS >>> LET'S TURN TO EXTREME WEATHER THAT HIT NEW ENGLAND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PARTS OF MASSACHUSETTS CARS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL PARKING LOT ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED FORTUNATELY, NO REPORTS OF INJURIES AT THIS POINT >> LET'S SEE HOW OUR WEEK WILL GET STARTED WITH JANESSA WEBB >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE

AS COREY SAID, WE HAD THAT DRAMATIC STORM SYSTEM MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE NORTHEAST STILL NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DEALING WITH RAIN SHOWERS TODAY, WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME SHOWERS POPPING UP ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC IT WILL BE ON THE ISOLATED SIDE RIGHT NOW, THE RADAR IS CLEAR FOR THE OHIO VALLEY THESE STORM TOTALS WILL CONTINUE TO PICK UP THROUGH THE MIDWEEK SEEING ISOLATED SPOTS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, UP TO THREE INCHES SO WE'LL WATCH THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING IN THAT AREA SO SCATTERED STORMS AS THIS FRONT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH AND GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER STARTING YOUR WAY

HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE HEAT BUILDS FOR THE CAROLINAS PHILADELPHIA TODAY, A LOT MORE SUNSHINE, NO MORE STORMS IN THE FORECAST NOWHERE NEAR 100 DEGREES FOR TAMPA ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE AR >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY HEARINGS FOR THEM HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEING HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A $1 MILLION BAIL

LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON BAIL AND TAO IS BEING HELD ON AD 750,000 BAIL >>> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW PROTESTERS ARE MARCHING IN HONOR OF 23-YEAR-OLD ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WALKED HOME FROM A STORE AND APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM HE COULD BE HEARD ON POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO SAYING I CAN'T BREATHE HERE'S NBC'S DAVID GURA >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES >> I THINK MORE NEEDS TO HAPPEN

>> Reporter: HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> LIKE I SAID, IT WAS MURDER WHAT WAS DONE >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAVE FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS STARTED A NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION

McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO >> HE BOUGHT HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9116789 >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU >> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING A CHOKEHOLD >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PAIR RAMEDICS INJECTE HIM WITH A SEDATIVE

HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY SON AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON JUNETEENTH >> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THA >>> THE YEAR IS 120 — 2020! ♪ >> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT GIVES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 BET

AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING A RENDITION OF THEIR HIT "FIGHT THE POWER" IT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER MOVING PERFORMANCES FROM JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS, WHO USED THEIR PLATFORMS TO HONOR THEIR LIVES LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT AND MICHELLE OBAMA HONORED BEYONCE WITH A HUMANITARIAN AWARD >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN HONOR OF PRIDE MONTH, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING WAS IM ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAI RAINBOW AND THE BRAND 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN FEATURED A BLACK TRANS QUEER LESBIAN MODEL WITH EIGHT OTHER LBGT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER FOR THE FOUR CORNERS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY I DO THINK THIS GETS EXPANDED INTO OKLAHOMA CITY, BECAUSE WINDS ARE PICKING UP THE POSSIBILITY OF A HABU STARTING TO FORM A MAJOR DUST STORM FROM MEXICO INTO ARIZONA, SO WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY AS WINDS PICK UP TODAY'S FORECAST, WE CAN SEE WE'RE ABOVE AVERAGE FO >>> WE ARE BACK WITH THE NEW NORMAL WHILE MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS REMAIN CLOSED, THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THEM HAVE AN TOR IMPORTANT JOB TO DO

IT TAKES QUITE A FEW WORKERS TO KEEP THEM FED AND HAPPY >> Reporter: BALTIMORE'S INNER HARBOR, HOME TO THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM INSIDE, 20,000 ANIMALS, FROM SLOTHS TO TROPICAL FISH AND 11 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHARKS THE AQUARIUM USUALLY SEES MORE THAN 12 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR BUT NOW LIKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, HAS BEEN EERILY QUIET SINCE IT CLOSED IN MARCH WHAT HAVE THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, MONTHS BEEN LIKE HERE AT THE AQUARIUM >> THE AQUARIUMS AND ZOOS, UNLIKE OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, COULDN'T SAY LOCK THE DOORS AND GO HOME SO WE HAVE HAD TO KEEP I THINK ABOUT 140 STAFF AS CRITICAL EMPLOYEES

>> Reporter: THE STAFF HAS BEEN WEARING MASKS AND OF COURSE, SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT KEEPING THEIR FOCUS ON MAKING SURE THE FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY >> OUR STAFF ARE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY, MAKING SURE THE ANIMALS ARE THRIVING THROUGH THIS TIME >> Reporter: AND KEEPING THEM WELL FED IS ESSENTIAL WORK I GOT TO EXPERIENCE THAT FIRSTHAND FIRST UP, THIS ANIMAL FROM AUSTRALIA

HERE SHE COMES YOU CAN FEEL HER STRENGTH NEXT UP, THE ARCHER FISH, WHO EATS LIVE CRICKETS >> OH, MY GOD >> HE GOT IT >> Reporter: THIS AQUARIUM IS JUST ONE OF 226 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS THAT CLOSED BECAUSE OF COVID AT NEW YORK'S BRONX ZOO, ANIMALS AND STAFF ARE MISSING SOME OF THE 2 MILLION GUESTS WHO VISIT EACH YEAR THE STAFF HAS SPLIT TWO TWO TEAMS, CARING FOR THE ANIMALS CLOSED SINCE MID MARCH, SOME OF THE ANIMALS HAVE NOTICED ARE THERE ANY ANIMALS, DO YOU THINK, THAT SENSE THAT SOMETHING IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT? >> I SHOW UP AT THE EXHIBIT TO LOOK AT THEM AND SEE HOW THEY ARE, THEY DEFINITELY TAKE AN INTEREST YOU CAN ALMOST — IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE EVERYBODY IS >> Reporter: FOR THIS ZOO, IT'S BEEN PERSONAL

EIGHT OF THEIR BIG CATS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS >> I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT EVERYBODY IS DOING REALLY WELL >> Reporter: IN BALTIMORE, THEY CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS AQUARIUM TO BE SWIMMING WITH PEOPLE AGAIN IT'S SO EXCITING TO WELCOME GUESTS BACK TO OUR DOORS AND GET TO HEAR CHILDREN SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO SEE THESE AMAZING ANIMALS >> OUR THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT PEOPLE WILL BE GETTING TO RETURN TO THE AQUARIUM SOON, IT WILL REOPEN WEDNESDAY JULY >>> THE US SURGES PAST 2

5 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, CAUSING AN ABOUT FACE ON BEACH OPENINGS IN FLORIDA IN CALIFORNIA, BARS ARE ORDERED CLOSED IMMEDIATELY AND IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE STATE HAS TAKEN A SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN >>> CALLS FOR JUSTICE CAN NEW RALLIES AGAINST THE POLICE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN COLORADO >> BLACK LIVES MATTER SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY >> DUKE'S COACH K SPEAKING OUT AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER ACROSS THE NATION

>>> PLUS, AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME WE'LL GET A LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO REOPEN SAFELY A BUSY MONDAY FOR YOU "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING >> COVID-19 IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL CASES SURGING IN SEVERAL STATES AS OFFICIALS STRUGGLE TO CONTAIN IT IT'S TAKE AN DANGEROUS TURN, INFECTING 25 MILLION AMERICANS

FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVE FOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES >> THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK HAS ISSUED AN EXEC SAVE ORDER, WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISITS A STATE WILL — >> AND OVER THE WEEKEND, ARTISTS CAME TOGETHER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS UNITE THE VIRTUAL EVENT WAS BROADCAST OVER 180 COUNTRIES GLOBAL CITIZENS SAYS THEY RAISED $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE >>> ONE HEALTH OFFICIAL IS SENDING A DIRE WARNING OUR DAN CHENNIMAN HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: AS TEMPERATURES RISE, THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS SURGES >> BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY ONE OFTHE LARGEST SPIKES IS IN TEXAS

NEARLY 150,000 CASES, 2300 DEAD >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: DURING A VISIT TO DALLAS, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WORE A FACE COVERING AND URGED OTHERS TO DO THE SAME >> AND WEAR A MASK WHEREVER IT'S INDICATED OR WHEREVER YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO PRACTICE THE KIND OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THAT WOULD PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS

>> Reporter: TEXAS IS NOT ALONE IN ARIZONA, ICU BEDS ARE AT 87% CAPACITY >> COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: THE GROWTH IN CASES SPREAD THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE SUN BELT IN FLORIDA, THERE ARE MORE THAN SIX NEW CASES PER MINUTE OFFICIALS SAY SOME BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, INCLUDING FT LAUDERDALE >> I'M ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY, YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOME, CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILIES, BE GRATEFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL AMERICA THAT WE HAVE >> Reporter: AMERICANS URGED TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH SAFELY TO SLOW THE SPREAD >>> SOME OF THE SURGES WE'RE SEEING ARE BEING LINKED TO YOUNGER ADULTS GOING OUT TO CROWDS THERE'S NEW SCIENCE ON WHY BARS CAN BE SUPER SPREADING EVENTS >> Reporter: AS RESTRICTIONS LIFT, THE BARS ARE BACK

AND THEY'RE PACKED BIG CROWDS IN STATES LIKE FLORIDA, ARIZONA, AND TEXAS WHERE COVID CASES ARE ON THE RISE PRIMARILY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE NUMBER OF KNOWN CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG 18 TO 23-YEAR-OLDS INCREASED FIVEFOLD IN JUST ONE MONTH COMMUNITIES ARE NOW TRACING THESE OUTBREAKS BACK TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS 21-YEAR-OLD ADRIANA CARTER IN TEXAS WENT OUT FOR A FEW DRINKS WITH FRIENDS >> I HAD A REALLY LONG, STRESSFUL WEEK WHAT HARM COULD THAT DO, YOU KNOW JUST ONE NIGHT >> Reporter: AND CAME HOME WITH COVID, PASSING IT ON TO HER ROOMMATE THE RISE IN CASES IS COIN DIEDING WITH A RISE IN SPENDING DATA SHOWS THAT MILLENNIALS SPENT MORE MONEY LAST MONTH THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP PLACES LIKE BARS ARE A PERFECT STORM FOR TRANSMISSION >> PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, POOR AIR CIRCULATION, PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS OR HAVING TO TAKE THEIR MASKS OFF TO DRINK OR EAT

>> Reporter: THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE TALKING PARTICLES ENTER THE AIR AND IF THEY CARRY THE VIRUS, IT COULD SPREAD THE COLLEGE TOWN OF IOWA CITY HAS SEEN AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES SINCE BARS REOPENED WITHOUT CROWD RESTRICTION >> I DEAFINITELY WASN'T TAKING I SERIOUS >> Reporter: JACOB SAYS HE WAS EXPOSED AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE

WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR NOW SEEING THE EFFECTS >> OH, SURE IF WE JUST WORE A MASK, SPACED OUT A LITTLE FURTHER AND NOT SHARED A JEWEL >> Reporter: A STRIKING EXAMPLE THAT ONE NIGHT OUT IS ALL IT TAKES DASHA BURNS, NBC NEWS, IOWA CITY, IOWA >>> THERE ARE GROWING QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT THE REPORTS THAT RUSSIA WAS OFFERING BOUNTIES FOR KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT THE U

S HAS VERIFIED THAT ANY SUCH BOUNTY PAYMENTS WERE MADE >>> OVERNIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DID NOT FIND THE INFORMATION COMMUNITY AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT HERE'S NBC'S KELLY O'DONNELL >> Reporter: NEW FALLOUT OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT VLADAMIR PUTIN PUT A PRICE ON THE LIVES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST COMMENT TWEETS CLAIMING HE WAS TOTALLY IN THE DARK NOBODY BRIEFED OR TOLD ME, VP DENSE OR THE CHIEF OF STAFF ABOUT ATTACKS ON OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN BY RUSSIANS

>> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF IT HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING HE KNEW ANYTHING >> Reporter: THE HOUSE SPEAKER SAID SHE HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED AND REQUESTED AN URGENT UPDATE "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS FIRST TO REPORT THAT RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFERED CASH BOUM — BOUNTIES TO TALIBAN FIGHTERS FOR KILLING US TROOPS, AND U

S INTELLIGENCE HAD INCLUDED THE BOUNTIES IN WRITING THE WHITE HOUSE DID NOT DISPUTE THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY ITSELF, BUT DENIED THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED THAT CLAIM SURPRISED RECENTLY RETIRED CIA OFFICIALS >> THERE'S NO DOUBT SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD BE BRIEFED

>> ANY SORT OF PREPARATION FOR A PRINCIPAL, FOR A SENIOR, SO IF IT HAPPENED, THERE'S A PAPER TRAIL THAT WILL EASILY BE DISCOVERED >> Reporter: THE LARGER THREAT IS PUTIN'S BRAZEN AGGRESSION, SAYS JOHN BOLTON >> WHEN YOU GO AFTER AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, YOU ARE ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES AND I THINK IT COULD CALL FOR SOME VERY SEVERE MEASURES AGAINST THE RUSSIANS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP, WITH AN OFFENSIVE RETWEET HE THANKED FLORIDA'S SUPPORTERS, BUT THE EXPLETIVE FILLED VIDEO INCLUDED SHOUTS OF WHITE POWER TRUMP ALLY REPUBLICAN SENATOR TIM SCOTT CALLED IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE'S NO QUESTION, HE SHOULD NOT HAVE RETWEETED IT AND SHOULD TAKE IT DOWN >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S RETWEET WAS DELETED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIMED THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST CHANT KELLY O'DONNELL, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE >>> THE NIGHT A PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE, WHERE A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH THEN ADMINIST – DEMONSTRATORS

>> Reporter: THIS LOUISVILLE PARK WHERE PROTESTERS HAVE DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR IS NOW THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING >> OH, MY GOD SOMEONE IS SHOT >> Reporter: A WITNESS CAPTURING THE CHAOS SATURDAY NIGHT, AFTER A GUNMAN APPEARS TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD, SENDING PEOPLE SCRAMBLING FOR COVER POLICE SAY 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER GARTH DIED AND A SECOND IS RECOVERING THE GUNMAN IS IN CUSTODY POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE SUSPECT'S NAME >> THIS MAN HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTESTS AND ARRESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS

>> Reporter: THIS NIGHT OF VIOLENCE FOLLOWED MONTHS OF PROTESTS, AFTER TAYLOR WAS KILLED IN HER HOME BY KENTUCKY POLICE SERVING A NO-KNOCK WARRANT ONE OFFICER HAS BEEN FIRED, TWO OTHERS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IN MINNEAPOLIS, WHERE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH SPARKED PROTESTS, CITY LEADERS TOOK THE FIRST STEP TO CHANGE THEIR APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY, VOTING UNANIMOUSLY ON A PROPOSAL TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE FORCE ALL FOUR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FLOYD'S KILLING ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN COURT DEREK CHAUVIN FACES A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BLACK LIVES MATTER EVENT STRETCH INTO THE FIFTH WEEKEND AND IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE AT PRIDE EVENTS ARE RALLYING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND END TO POLICE BRUTALITY THIS MOMENT OF POLICE REFORM IN AMERICA SET OFF CONVERSATIONS ON A MUCH DEEPER LEVEL

DUKE'S COACH K SHARED THIS MESSAGE >> SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY IT'S NOT POLITICAL >> Reporter: AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER, MORE VOICES SPEAKING OUT AND STANDING UP FOR INJUSTICES IN OUR COUNTRY CATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS

>>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEEN HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A MINIMUM $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON TAIL NOW AND TAO IS HELD AT THE COUNTY JAIL ON A MINIMUM $750,000 BAIL >>> IN MISSISSIPPI, THE STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER AFTER MORE THAN 120 YEARS AFTER WEEKS OF PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE, MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL 91-23 ON SUNDAY AND THE SENATE FOLLOWED SUIT WITH A 37-14 VOTE A COMMISSION WILL NOW DESIGN THE NEW FLAG, KEEPING THE SHOW GAN IN GOD WE TRUST

THE BILL NOW HEADS TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK WHO INTENDS TO SIGN IT INTO LAW WE'RE TRACKING SOME POTENTIAL STORMS AND FIRE DANGER AREA NEC JANESSA >> Reporter: WE HAVE A STORM SYSTEM IMPACTING NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, WELCOMING UP TO FLOODING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK EVEN QUEENS THIS MORNING LOSING POWER BUT THAT STORM SYSTEM IS MAKING ITS WAY OUT OF THAT AREA QUICKLY WE'RE WATCHING THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE CAROLINAS THIS AFTERNOON WITH ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP AND SOME OF THOSE POCKETS OF RAIN WILL HAVE TORRENTIAL RAIN HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

GRAND RAPIDS THIS AFTERNOON, IN THE UPPER 80s WITH MORE SUNSHINE FOR THE NORTHEAST OHIO INTO THE CLEVELAND AREA JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, ALL THE WAY INTO HOT-LANTA, IN THE LOWER 90s HUMIDITY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE HEAT IS STILL THERE, INCREASING THE FIRE DANGER >> JANESSA, THANKS >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, MACY'S STARTS THEIR FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS TONIGHT EACH OF NEW YORK'S FIVE BURROUGHS WILL LIGHT UP FOR FIVE MINUTES >>> PRINCETON WILL REMOVE WILSON'S STATUE >>> AS THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE KICKED OFF OVER THE WEEKEND, PLAYERS KNEELED DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM MANY OF THEM WEARING >>> ALL RIGHT

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF CONSUMER ALERTS THIS MORNING THE COMPANY IS EXPANDING A RECALL OF BAGGED SALADS BECAUSE THEY MAY BE CONTAMINATED THEY WERE DISTRIBUTED TO EIGHT STATES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST, INCLUDING ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI >>> AND PILGRIM'S PRIDE IS RECALLING THEIR CHICKEN NUK ETS BECAUSE THEY MAY CONTAIN RUBBER MATERIAL THE BAGS WERE SHIPPED TO TEXAS, OREGON, ARIZONA, AND IDAHO >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND TO HONOR PRIDE MONTH AND THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST PRIDE MARCH IN NEW YORK CITY, THE EMPIRED STATE BUILDING WAS ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW SUNDAY >>> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE BE

T AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THEIR CLASSIC HIT "FIGHT THE POWER," ALONG WITH OTHER ARTISTS THE VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER PERFORMANCES, AS WELL FROM JOHN LEGEND, ALICIA KEYS THEY HONORED THE LIVES OF THOSE LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND WRAPPER LIL WAYNE PAID >>> "EARLY TODAY" IS ON INSTAGRAM JOIN US, WON'T YOU FOLLOW US FOR NEWS AND UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE MORNING >>> PROTESTERS ACROSS AMERICA ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR YET ANOTHER BLACK LIFE LOST BY THE HANDS OF POLICE THIS TIME THE NAME IS ELIJAH McCLAIN

THE 23-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER MISAPPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE TAKING HIM INTO CUSTODY DEMONSTRATORS ARE CALLING FOR CHARGES FOR THE OFFICERS INVOLVED AND NOW HIS DEATH IS BRINGING ABOUT SWEEPING CHANGES >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> LIKEI SAID, CHARGES SHOULD BE BROUGHT AGAINST THEM BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER

>> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAS FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW STARTED A NEW, INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> HE WAS GETTING HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH, AND THEN GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 911

>> STOP, I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU >> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING THE CHOKEHOLD >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE HE'S BEEN MURDERED AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: IN RECENT WEEKS, THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS

>> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO, INCLUDING >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE'RE WATCHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST THE SOUTHWEST, AS WELL FIRE DANGER STARTS TO INCREASE IT'S THE WINDS THAT WILL BE AN ISSUE THROUGHOUT YOUR AMP 30 TO 35 MILES PER HOUR, EXPECTING THES >>> WE'RE BACK WITH AN NBC NEW OS EXCLUSIVE A LOOK AT THE BIG PLANS THAT ONE UNIVERSITY HAS FOR GETTING BACK ON TRACK AND GETTING REOPENED SAFELY DURING THIS PANDEMIC HERE'S REHEMA ELLIS >> Reporter: NOTRE DAME, THE FAMED CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, NOW TAKING STEPS TO REOPEN AND YOU FEEL YOU CAN MANAGE THE RISKS? >> I THINK WE CAN

IN FACT, I'M CONFIDENT WE CAN >> Reporter: UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FATHER JOHN JENKINS, IS CONFIDENT OF THE NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS, AND GUIDED BY ADVICE FROM JOHNS HOPKINS AND CLEVELAND CLINIC AMONG THE CHANGES, DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS STARTING WITH AN EARLY OPENING ON AUGUST 10 >> THEY'RE GOING TO STAY HERE RIGHT TILL THANKSGIVING, AND SO WE DON'T HAVE THE KIND OF GOING AWAY AND RETURNING THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER >> Reporter: 54,000 NEW SIGNS ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE, AND WEAR MASKS VICE PRESIDENT PAUL BROWN HELPED CRAFT THE NEW PROTOCOL SO IT WILL BE HARD FOR A STUDENT TO SAY THEY DIDN'T SEE THE SIGN >> TAKE ME WORD FOR IT, THEY'RE IN THE BATHROOMS, TOO >> Reporter: IT'S CROWDED IN HERE >> THAT'S HOW IT IS PREPANDEMIC

WHEN STUDENTS RETURN, THERE WILL BE HALF A MANY DESKS >> Reporter: AND IN THE UNIVERSITY'S 80 CHAPELS, CUTTING CAPACITY IN HALF SO EVEN WHEN YOU PRAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE >> YES, PRAY HEALTHY >> Reporter: THIS DINING HALL FOR 725 STUDENTS WILL BE REDUCED BY 70% HOW MANY PEOPLE PER TABLE? >> EACH TABLE OF 12, IT WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF FOUR IN THE NEW CONFIGURATION >> Reporter: IN THE DORM, STILL TWO TO A ROOM, BUT MORE DEEP CLEANING CHANGE IS EVEN COMING HERE FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH THEY'RE STILL WORKING OUT THE EXACT NUMBER, BUT THEY KNOW FOR SURE IT WON'T BE 80,000 FANS IF THERE IS A INFECTION ON CAMPUS, WHAT WILL YOU DO >> OUR CONTACT TRACING TEAM WILL KICK IN TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON WE HAVE ISOLATION IN QUARANTINE SPACE >> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED PROFESSOR IRENE HUNT-BUNTING WANTS TO CONTINUE ONLINE LEARNING >> IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK, AND IT'S NOT ANYBODY'S DECISION BUT THE INDIVIDUAL'S TO ASSESS THAT RISK >> Reporter: IF FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY'RE ANXIOUS, THEY HAVE A SPECIAL HEALTH CONDITION, WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THEM >> Reporter: ROOTED IN FAITH AND GUIDED BY SCIENCE, ONE UNIVERSITY MOVING FORWARD TO BRING STUDENTS BACK

REHEMA ELLIS, NBC NEWS, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA >>> RISKY DECISION, CLEARLY, RIGHT? CAN'T JUST GO TO FULL ONLINE LEARNING UNTIL A VACCINE IS FOUND THANK YO>>> THE SUMMER SURGE CORONAVIRUS CASES SOAR TO NEW HEIGHTS AS THE NATION'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIAL >> RUSSIA PUT A BOUNTY ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS WE'RE LIVE WITH A RESPONSE FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP

>> UNFURLING A NEW FUTURE MISSISSIPPI VOTES TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE EMBLEM FROM ITS FLAG ♪ I JUST WANT TO LIVE ♪ ♪ GOD DON'T TAKE ME ♪ >>> AS THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TAKES CENTER STAGE AT THE BET AWARDS

>>> A GOOD MONDAY MORNING I'M CORI COFFIN >> I'M PHIL MENA OFFICIALS ARE REVERSING COURSE ON RE-OPENING THE PANDEMIC HAVE INFECTED 25 MILLION

AND FELT HARDEST IN FLORIDA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA THOSE STATES ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS >> IN CALIFORNIA THE GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BARS TO CLOSE DOWN AGAIN IN SEVEN COUNTIES INCLUDING LOS ANGELES AND HE'S ALSO RECOMMENDING THEY CLOSE IN EIGHT OTHER COUNTIES IN A PUSH TO GET BACK TO NORMAL AMERICAN AIRLINES SAY IT WILL NO LONGER STRICT THE NUMBER OF SEATS SOLD AND ALLOW ALL MIDDLE SEATS TO BE FILLED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY

>>> ANDREW CUOMO ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISIT AS HIGH-RISK STATE OF WILL LOSE PAID SICK LEAVE BENEFITS PROVIDED BY STATE LAW HOWEVER IT DOES EXCLUDE ANY ESSENTIAL TRAVEL FOR WORK >> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE THROUGH THE SOUTH VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS VISITING THE EMERGING HOT SPOTS HIS FIRST STOP OF TEXAS WHERE YESTERDAY HE DELIVERED THE ADMINISTRATION'S CLEAREST MESSAGE YET, WEAR A MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD >> Reporter: PHILLIP, A DIRE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS AS THE US VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN THERE ON SUNDAY HIS MESSAGE TO TEXANS WEAR A MASK IN TEXAS THE PANDEMIC IS QUICKLY SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD

DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MAVERICK, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: PENCE SAID HE'S WORN A MAVERICK SEVERAL TIMES THIS WEEK A MARKED CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCE AND OUT OF STEP WITH THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDED THAT POSITION POINTING TO THE PRESIDENT'S UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE >> HE'S TESTED CONSTANTLY AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED CONSTANTLY >> Reporter: PENNSYLVANIA WAS IN TEXAS TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH >> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING ESENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED

ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE CHOIR NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MET WITH GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT WHO SAID THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE >> COVID-19 TOOK A VERY SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE SHUTTING DOWN THE STATE'S BARS HE NOW HE SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BARS SO QUICKLY

IN HOUSTON, A SEVERE COVID WARNING FOURTH OF JULY CANCELLED >> ANY ENT THAT'S MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED >> Reporter: LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT A TESTING SITE AND CITY'S HOSPITAL LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED SAID A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY >> PEOPLE ACTED LIKE IT WAS SUMMER IT'S COMING BACK AND BITING US >> Reporter: IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO "TODAY" INSIDE AS HOSPITALS APPROACH LOCAL CAPACITY AN ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN WITH THIS WARNING SIX FLAGS CAN'T GUARANTEE YOU WON'T BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TEXAS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT NOW IN TEXAS MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS GOING FORWARD

LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE ON SUNDAY SAYING TEXANS WILL GET THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED PHILLIP >> THANK YOU THERE ARE GROWING CALLS THIS MORNING FOR ANSWERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED

THERE ARE QUESTIONS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE LAST NIGHT TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM DONALD TRUMP SAYING BASICALLY THAT HE HAD ONLY JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY US INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THAT THEY TOLD HIM THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WERE BELIEVABLE ENOUGH TO REPORT TO HIM AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE NOW HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THESE REPORTS AS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE RUSSIA HOAX MEANT TO UNDERMINE HIM AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HERE IN MOSCOW RUSSIAN OFFICIALS HAVE NOT MINUTESED WORDS ABOUT THIS STORY OVER THE WEEKEND WE SAW A STATEMENT THAT SLAMMED IT AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT BETRAYED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE US

SPY COMMUNITY ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE SAME PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR A FAILED 20 YEAR WAR IN AFGHANISTAN NOW RUSSIAN SPOKESPERSON BACKED UP THESE REPORTS AND SAID RUSSIA WAS TIRED OF RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS, THESE TYPES OF ALLEGATIONS OF WHICH WE'VE SEEN SEVERAL OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS WE'VE NOT YET HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE KREMLIN ON THIS BUT WE ARE EXPECTING SOMETHING, PERHAPS, LATER TODAY, BUT IT WILL BE IN A SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE TONE TO THE FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENTS AS WE'VE SEEN WHENEVER WE HAVE THESE SCANDALS MOSCOW PREFERS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN WASHINGTON BACK TO YOU >>> WE'LL HAVE MANY MORE DAYS OF THAT >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE HEARINGS FOR DEREK CHAUVIN AND J

ALEXANDER KUENG AND A THIRD OFFICER HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED >>> A PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE IS HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI TAET FLAG IS GETTING A MAKE OVER THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE BOTH VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE STATE FLAG ON SUNDAY THE COMMISSION WILL DESIGN A NEW FLAG KEEPING THE SLOGAN IN GOD WE TRUST VOTERS CAN APPROVE THE NEW DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION >>> SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA IS MAKING CHANGES TO ITS LAW ENFORCEMENT TOOLS THE CITY HAS BECOME THE FIRST IN THE NATION TO BAN A PRACTICE KNOWN AS PREDICTIVE POLICING WHICH USES DATA TO PREDICT WHERE CRIMES MAY OCCUR THE CHANGE COMES AFTER UNANIMOUS DECISION BY THE CITY COUNCIL THE SANTA CRUZ POLICE DEPARTMENT BEGAN USING PREDICTIVE POLICING IN 2011 THEY WILL END USING FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST CONTINUED ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE LATEST ONE FOR ELIJAH McLAIN WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WAS WALKING HOME FROM A TORE

THEY APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM FOR THE LATEST WE GO TO DAVID >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McLAIN WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NON-ENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REMOVED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> CHARGES NEED TO BE FILED BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER >> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS

THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW START AD NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION ELIJAH McLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> HE BOUGHT JUICE AND SNACK HE WOULD COME IN AND BUY WITH CASH MOSTLY AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9/11 POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PIRNED HIM DOWN USING A CHOKEHOLD DURING THE STRUGGLE PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAY LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY FRIEND

AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO PASSED WEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS >> 100% OF LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATIONSHIP TO CASES THAT HAPPENED IN COLORADO INCLUDING ELIJAH McLAIN >> Reporter: MANY PEOPLE HERE HOPE THIS WILL LEAD TO PROSECUTIONS >>> ALL RIGHT LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR MONDAY WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE DID HAVE SOME PRETTY FEISTY STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST YESTERDAY IN YOUR OVERNIGHT HOURS DEALING WITH FLOODING STILL ACROSS CENTRAL NEW YORK THAT STORM SYSTEM IS EXITING PRETTY QUICKLY RIGHT NOW OUR SATELLITE COMPOSITE RADAR A FEW ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY THROUGH THE CAROLINAS BUT NOW THAT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEXT FEW DAYS WHERE WE COULD SEE POCKETS OF RAIN PRODUCING UP TO THREE INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER

HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD WE CONTINUE TO SEE TEMPERATURES ABOVE AVERAGE AND WE HAVE A HEAT DOME THAT'S BUILDING FOR THE NORTHEAST INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC, THE SOUTH, THESE ARE THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ORLANDO A HIGH OF 98 THIS AFTERNOON >> SCORCHING THANK YOU >>> STARBUCKS MADE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON SUNDAY THE COFFEE GIANT IS JOINING OTHER MAJOR COMPANIES LIKE COCA-COLA EVEN BEN & JERRY'S IN PULLING PAID ADVERTISING FROM SOCIAL MEDIA SITES ALL A PART OF PUSH TO HOLD SITES ACCOUNTABLE FOR FAILING TO REMOVE ONLINE HATE SPEECH IT IS ALSO ANOTHER BIG BLOW TO FACEBOOK WHICH WAS ALREADY UNDER FIRE FACEBOOK SAY >>> I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY THAT WE GOT AN ELECTION COMING UP AND IT COULDN'T BE MORE IMPORTANT THAT EVERYBODY MAKES THEIR VOICE HEARD THIS TIME AROUND >>> FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELE OBAMA PARTICIPATED IN THE 13th ANNUAL ROOTS PICNIC TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO VOTE AND HELP THEIR LOVED ONES REGISTER BY THE NOVEMBER ELECTION

THE EVENT WAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEIR NONPROFIT WHEN WE ALL VOTE >>> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 BET AWARDS ♪♪ >> THE YEAR IS 2020 THE NUMBER ♪ >> THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH RAP GROUP PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THEIR 1998 HIT "FIGHT THE POWER

" IT HAD ARTISTS PERFORMING LIKE JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT >> LGBTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS YEAR FASHION BRAND CALVIN KLEIN IS MAKING HISTORY THE BRAND'S 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN HASH TAG PRIDE IN MICHAEL INVENTORY'S FEATURES A TRANSGENDER MODEL ALONG WITH EIGHT OTHERS THE SERIES WAS SHOT BY AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY RYAN McKINLEY NEW YORK CITY THE BIRTH PLACE OF THE LGBTQ RIGHTS MOVEMENT IS >>> I TEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND MUSIC IS LIFE

YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW WHERE TO LOOK ♪ >>> YOU'RE GETTING A LOOK AT SOUL PIXAR'S FILM WITH A NEW BLACK CAST IT WON'T PREMIER IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >>> BREAKING NEWS THIS MORNING OUT OF PAKISTAN WHERE A SIEGE ON THE COUNTRY'S STOCK MARKET HAS TAKEN PLACE AND WE WANT TO GO NOW FOR MORE TO CNBC'S STEVE SEDGWICK GOOD TO SEE YOU TELL US WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH GREAT TO SEE YOU BOTH LOOK, IT'S A SAD FACT OF LIFE TERRORISM STILL CONTINUES AND WE'RE HEARING REPORTS FATALITIES OUT OF PAKISTAN WHAT WE UNDERSTAND TO HAVE HAPPENED IN KARACHI

POLICE AND SECURITY OFFICIALS ARE AMONGST THE DEAD THE ATTACKS STORMED THE EXCHANGE IT WAS MILITANTS FROM THE LIBERATION ARMY THAT CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY THEY ARE AN ETHNIC GROUP WITH LONG RUNNING ISSUES WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN PAKISTAN CLOSER TO HOME THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY ALEX AZAR IS WARNING IN THE LAST 24 HOURS THAT TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE US TO CURVE THE COVID SPREAD ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTH AND WEST HE SAID WE HAVE THE TOOL TO DO THIS BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSE WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE HEAR FROM THE HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI ON SUNDAY ALSO SAID A FEDERAL MANDATE ON WEARING MASKS IS LONG OVERDUE AS THE COUNTRY EXPERIENCES A SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES ELSEWHERE BACK ON THE MARKETS AND BACK IN CONSUMPTION OF GASOLINE AVERAGE U

S PRICE OF REGULAR GRADE, GASOLINE UP TO 222 PER GALLON STILL 51 CENTS LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE PUMP PRICES OF ONE >>> ITALIAN DIVERS FREED A WHILE TRAPPED IN A TANGLE FISHING NET THEY RUSHED IN AFTER BIOLOGISTS ALERTED THE COAST GUARD

THEY SLICED THROUGH THE NET AND RELEASED THAT WHIALE BACK TO TH WILD >> JANESSA WEBB IS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE SOUTHWEST AND THAT FIRE DANGER I PROMISE I WON'T CUT YOU OFF >> THAT'S OKAY PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE SOUTHWEST WE'RE GOING TO DON'T SEE THAT FIRE DANGER THAT'S GROWING DUE TO THE WIND WINDS ARE PICKING UP 25 TO 30 MILES PER HOUR WE'RE DEALING WITH TEMPERATURES THAT ARE ABOVE AVERAGE SO THE HEAT WILL STILL BE IN PLACE THE WINDS IS WHAT WE NEED TO SUBSIDE IN THAT AREA PHOENIX TODAY 99 ♪ >>> JENNIFER HUDSON IS DEMANDING RESPECT IN THE NEW TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING BIO PIC ABOUT ARETHA FRANKLIN

IT FOLLOWS HER LIFE FROM SINGING IN HER FATHER'S CHURCH TO BECOMING THE QUEEN OF SOUL >>> NOW TO A REMARKABLE REUNION NEARLY FOUR DECADES IN THE MAKING HERE'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: THIS PROFOUND MOMENT AN INSTANT CAUGHT ON CAMERA THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR DEDR TAYLOR >> I ALWAYS KNOWN I WAS GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE >> Reporter: SHE'S THE LITTLE GIRL IN THIS PHOTO SNAPPED 37 YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS RESCUED FROM A FIRE ONE ICY DECEMBER NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY WHY DID YOU KEEP THAT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ALL THESE YEARS >> IT'S A PART OF MY HISTORY YOU KNOW >> Reporter: NOW AN EMERGENCY ROOM NURSE SHE ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT THE FIREFIGHTER WHO SAVED HER SO WHEN SHE GOT A CHANCE TO VOLUNTEER ON THE COVID FRONT LINES AT A NEW YORK HOSPITAL RECENTLY SHE CARRIED THE CLIPPING FROM HER HOME IN VIRGINIA AND ONE DAY SHE MENTIONED IT TO SOME NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS >> THEY PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH THE CAPTAIN AND WHEN I MENTIONED EUGENE'S NAME HE KNEW EXACTLY WHO I WAS TALKING ABOUT I WILL SAY ILL FEEL MY HEART SK SKIPPED A BEAT >> I FOUND THE CHILD, THE BABY AND GAVE HER TWO QUICK BREATHS, AND GOT HER, YOU KNOW, REVIVED >> Reporter: THE PAIR FINALLY FINDING EACH OTHER FOUR DECADES LATER AND IN THE AGE OF COVID CONNECTING WITH A PHONE CALL AND THEN ON THIS ZOOM CALL WITH US >> THAT DAY I CRIED ALL DAY AND AT 75 YEARS OLD AND WHAT'S ALL GONE ON IN THIS WORLD RIGHT NOW, JUST BEEN WONDERFUL >> Reporter: WHAT BROUGHT THE TEARS? >> THE WHOLE THING THAT THIS YOUNG WOMAN WHO IS NOW THE LEGACY HAS CARRIED ON BECAUSE OF US WERE FORTUNATE I FOUND HER AND SHE FOUND ME AND KNOCK ON WOOD AND WE HAVE A LOT IN COMMON

WE WERE BOTH IN MILITARY SHE WAS IN THE ARMY I WAS IN THE MARINES >> IT WAS A SPECIAL PHONE CALL JUST HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK YOU >> Reporter: A REUNION THAT WOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IF IT WERE NOT FOR THE PANDEMIC >> SHE'S PART OF MY FAMILY'S LIFE >> THEY PLAN TO MEET IN PERSON WHEN IT'S SAFE SO GLA >>> THE WORLD SURPASSES 10 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, WITH THE US

MAKING UP OVER A QUARTER OF THOSE CASES THE ALARMING GROWTH IN MANY STATES SINCE THE VICE PRESIDENT ENCOURAGES WEARING MASKS, IN DIRECT CONTRAST TO THE PRESIDENT >>> DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING ABOUT REPORTS OF A RUSSIAN PLOT TO KILL AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHAT DID HE KNOW WE'RE LIVE IN MOSCOW >>> PLUS, MISSISSIPPI IS ON THE VERGE OF ELIMINATING THE CONFEDERATE SYMBOL FROM ITS STATE FLAG, AND THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH ARE EXPECTED IN COURT LATER TODAY A BUSY MONDAY "EARLY TODAY" BEGINS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> COVID-19 RESURGES IN SEVERAL STATES, BRINGING WITH IT SOME DANGEROUS NEW RECORDS

OVER 25 MILLION AMERICANS ARE INFECTED THE PANDEMIC HAS TAKEN AN UNPREDICTABLE TURN IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVEFOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES >> IN CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BARS TO CLOSE DOWN IN SEVEN COUNTIES, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES IT'S PART OF A TARGETED APPROACH TO SLOWING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >>> IN PASADENA

MILEY CYRUS PERFORMED IN FRONT OF AN EMPTY ROSE BOWL STADIUM THE CONCERT ALSO FEATURED JUSTIN BIEBER, USHER, AND MANY OTHER ARTISTS THEY RAISED NEARLY $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE AND THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >>> IN A PUSH TO GET BACK TO NORMAL, AMERICAN AIRLINE ALSO NO LONGER RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF SEATS SOLD ON FLIGHTS AND WILL ALLOW ALL MIDDLE SEATS TO BE FILLED BEGINNING WEDNESDAY >>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS VISE ITTING THE NATION'S EMERGING HOT SPOTS YESTERDAY, HE DELIVERED THE ADMINISTRATION'S CLEAREST MESSAGE YET, WEAR A MASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD NBC'S ERIN McLAUGHLIN HAS MORE >> Reporter: A DIRE SITUATION IS DEVELOPING ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS, AS THE US VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN THERE SUNDAY

HIS MESSAGE TO TEXANS, WEAR A MASK IN TEXAS, THE PANDEMIC IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS, WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> IF YOUR TOKAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MASK, WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: SENSE SAYS HE'S WORN A MASK SEVERAL TIMES THIS YEAR, A MARKED CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCES AND OUT OF STEP WITH THE PRESIDENT, WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE THE ADMINISTRATION DEFENDED THAT DECISION, POINTING TO THE PRESIDENT'S UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE >> HE'S TESTED CONSTANTLY, AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED CONSTANTLY AND KEPT AT A DISTANCE, EVEN WITH THAT >> Reporter: PENCE WAS IN TEXAS, TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH >> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED ♪ ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE TWIR NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MADE WITH THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK, ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE, SHUTTING DOWN THE STATE'S BARS AFTER VOWING TEXAS WAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS HE NOW SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BARS SO QUICKLY

IN HOUSTON, THE STATE EPICENTER, A SEVERE COVID WARNING, A FOURTH OF JULY CANCELED >> ANY EVENT OF MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELED >> Reporter: AT ONE OF THE STATE'S TESTING SITES, LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IN THE CITY'S HOSPITALS, LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS SAY IT'S A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY >> PEOPLE ACTING LIKE IT'S SUMMER, THEY STARTED TO ACT LIKE THEY WANTED TO GO BACK TO PARTIES, AND IT'S COMING BACK AND BITING US >> Reporter: IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO, RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY INSIDE AS LOCAL HOSPITALS APPROACH CAPACITY AN ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS, SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN, WITH THIS WARNING SIX FLAGS CANNOT GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT

HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TEXAS AND HOT SPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT NOW, IN TEXAS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS GOING FORWARD FOR EXAMPLE, LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE SENSE SUNDAY SAYING TEXANS WILL GET THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED PHILIP >> ERIN, THANK YOU >>> AS CASES SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, 13 STATES HAVE REVERSED PARTS OF THEIR PLANS TO REOPEN GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: COREY, SOME MAY BE CALLING THIS A SECOND WAVE, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST WAVE, JUST HITTING A DIFFERENT PART OF OUR COUNTRY ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST, CORONAVIRUS SURGING, PROMPTING THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY TO ISSUE THIS GRIM WARNING

>> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT, AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS IF WE'RE IN SETTINGS WHERE WE CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE, PARTICULARLY IN THESE HOT ZONES >> Reporter: IN ARIZONA, A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY OF RECORD CASES, WITH ICU BEDS AT 87% CAPACITY DESPITE THESE RECORD NUMBERS, EXTREME BEAM BROUGHT PEOPLE OUT IN DROVES TO THE RIVER, MANY WITHOUT MASKS HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE WORRIED THE SURGE IN ARIZONA AFTER REOPENING IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING WORSE >> WE'RE NOT TRYING TO STEM THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING IN AND NOT TRYING TO PREVENT THE COVID SPREADING WE HAVE HAD A MAJOR PROBLEM OF TAKING CARE OF INCREASED WAVE OF PATIENTS COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: IN GEORGIA, THE BIGGEST DAILY INCREASE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED 2,225 NEW CASES

AND IN SOUTH CAROLINA, CLOSE TO 1,000 ICU BEDS ARE OCCUPIED BY CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THAT STATE HAS SEEN DAILY INCREASES OF MORE THAN A THOUSAND NEW CASES FOR THE PAST WEEK CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ORDERING BARS AND NIGHT SPOTS CLOSED IMMEDIATELY IN SEVEN COUNTIES, INCLUDING LOS ANGELES RECOMMENDING EIGHT OTHERS DO THE SAME CITING THE RAPID PACE OF CORONAVIRUS SPREADING IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE IN FLORIDA, OVER 23,000 CASES IN 72 HOURS MORE THAN SIX A MINUTE THE GOVERNOR ATTRIBUTED THE RISE IN INFECTIONS TO SUMMER HEAT IN THE UPPER 90s, SENDING PEOPLE INDOORS, AS WELL AS YOUNG PEOPLE IGNORING PRECAUTION LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE GRADUATION PARTIES, YOU'RE GOING OUT, DOING DIFFERENT THINGS AND IN CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS, THAT'S GOING TO BE CONDUCIVE TO TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS >> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONCERNED AT 23, ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? >> HONESTLY, NO

>> Reporter: AND DESPITE THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DECORATING ON SOME SOUTH FLORIDA BEACHES, THEY'LL BE CLOSED FOR JULY FOURTH WEEKEND ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN RURAL COUNTIES, IN CALIFORNIA, ARKANSAS, MISSOURI, KANSAS I TEXAS, AND HERE IN FLORIDA, IN THE LAST WEEK, WE HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS DOUBLE IN FACT, HERE IN LAKE COUNTY WHERE I AM, THEY ACTUALLY SAW A RECORD IN A SINGLE DAY, 122 NEW POSITIVE TEST RESULTS COREY? >> ALARMING NUMBERS KERRY, THANK YOU >>> THERE ARE GROWING CALLS FOR ANSWERS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE MATTHEW JOINS US FROM MOSCOW THE PRESIDENT WAS UP LATE TRYING TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THIS >> Reporter: YEAH, PHILIP

OVERNIGHT WE SAW A TWEET FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HE SAID HE HAD JUST NOW BEEN BRIEFED BY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AND THEY TOLD HIM THAT THEY DID NOT THINK THE REPORTS WARRANTED A BRIEFING TO EITHER HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT BUT HE ALSO USED THIS TWEET AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SLAM THE REPORT AS JUST ANOTHER RUSSIA FAKE NEWS HO S HOESHGS HOAX OFFICIALS HAVE NOT BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THIS AT ALL THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SLAMMED THIS AS AN UNSOPHISTICATED FAKE THAT DETRIED A LACK OF INTELLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THE US SPY COMMUNITY, ADDING WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE PEOPLE BEHIND A 20-YEAR FAILED WAR IN AFGHANISTAN? THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN SAID THAT RUSSIA IS SIMPLY DONE RESPONDING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE ALLEGATIONS AND KIND OF BRUSHED IT OFF AS ANTI-RUSSIAN RHETORIC IN AN ELECTION YEAR

WE ARE EXPECTING A RESPONSE OF SOME KIND FROM THE KREMLIN, MOST LIKELY SIMILARLY DISMISSIVE BUT AS WE HAVE SEEN THROUGHOUT THIS ADMINISTRATION, WHEN THERE'S A TRUMP-RUSSIA SCANDAL, MOSCOW'S PREFERRED ANGLE IS TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE CHAOS UNFOLD IN DC BACK TO YOU, PHILIP >> THANK YOU, MATT >>> PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE ARE HELPING TO MAKE SWEEPING CHANGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

AFTER WEEKS OF MOUNTING PRESSURE, THE 120-YEAR-OLD MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER THE STATEHOUSE AND SENATE VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMABLYBLEM FROM THE FLAG VOTERS WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THE DESIGN IN THE NOVEMBER 3rd ELECTION THE BILL NOW GOES TO THE GOVERNOR WHO SAYS HE INTENDS ON SIGNING IT INTO LAW >>> ANOTHER PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE A WITNESS CAPTURED THE MOMENT A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS HE APPEARED TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD POLICE SAY ONE VICTIM, 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER CHARLES GARTH, HAS TIED THE ACCUSED SHOOTER, IDENTIFIED BY SHOOTERS AS STEVEN LOPEZ, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH MURDER OFFICIALS SAY LOPEZ HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTEST SINCE THEY BEGAN AND ARRESTED MULTIPLE TIMES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS >>> LET'S TURN TO EXTREME WEATHER THAT HIT NEW ENGLAND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PARTS OF MASSACHUSETTS CARS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL PARKING LOT ALMOST COMPLETELY SUBMERGED

FORTUNATELY, NO REPORTS OF INJURIES AT THIS POINT >> LET'S SEE HOW OUR WEEK WILL GET STARTED WITH JANESSA WEBB >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS COREY SAID, WE HAD THAT DRAMATIC STORM SYSTEM MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE NORTHEAST STILL NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND DEALING WITH RAIN SHOWERS TODAY, WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME SHOWERS POPPING UP ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS INTO PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC IT WILL BE ON THE ISOLATED SIDE RIGHT NOW, THE RADAR IS CLEAR FOR THE OHIO VALLEY

THESE STORM TOTALS WILL CONTINUE TO PICK UP THROUGH THE MIDWEEK SEEING ISOLATED SPOTS FOR THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, UP TO THREE INCHES SO WE'LL WATCH THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING IN THAT AREA SO SCATTERED STORMS AS THIS FRONT CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH AND GUSTY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER STARTING YOUR WAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD TEMPERATURES ARE ABOVE AVERAGE HEAT BUILDS FOR THE CAROLINAS PHILADELPHIA TODAY, A LOT MORE SUNSHINE, NO MORE STORMS IN THE FORECAST NOWHERE NEAR 100 DEGREES FOR TAMPA

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, WE AR >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY HEARINGS FOR THEM HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEING HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON BAIL AND TAO IS BEING HELD ON AD 750,000 BAIL >>> BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS CONTINUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY NOW PROTESTERS ARE MARCHING IN HONOR OF 23-YEAR-OLD ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED LAST YEAR AFTER COLORADO POLICE STOPPED HIM AS HE WALKED HOME FROM A STORE AND APPLIED A CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING HIM HE COULD BE HEARD ON POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO SAYING I CAN'T BREATHE

HERE'S NBC'S DAVID GURA >> Reporter: PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHARGES >> I THINK MORE NEEDS TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: HUNDREDS MARCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE BUILDING IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN, WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES, REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY >> LIKE I SAID, IT WAS MURDER WHAT WAS DONE

>> Reporter: AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION HAVE FOUND THAT THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED ALL PROPER PROTOCOLS THE GOVERNOR HAS STARTED A NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION McCLAIN WAS 23 YEARS OLD, HEADING HOME FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD CONVENIENCE STORE YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO >> HE BOUGHT HIS JUICE AND SNACK AND BUY WITH CASH AND GIVE A BOW BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> Reporter: AFTER HE LEFT, HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING, WEARING A SKI MASK SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 9116789 >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU

>> Reporter: THE POLICE STOPPED HIM AND PINNED HIM DOWN, USING A CHOKEHOLD >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> Reporter: DURING THE STRUGGLE, PAIR RAMEDICS INJECTE HIM WITH A SEDATIVE HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY SON AND NOTHING HAPPENED THEY GOT TO GO BACK TO WORK >> Reporter: THE STATE OF COLORADO HAS PASSED SWEEPING NEW POLICE REFORMS SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR ON JUNETEENTH >> 100% OF THE LEGISLATION IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO CASES THA >>> THE YEAR IS 120 — 2020! ♪ >> THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT GIVES CENTER STAGE AT THE 2020 B

ET AWARDS THE SHOW KICKED OFF WITH PUBLIC ENEMY PERFORMING A RENDITION OF THEIR HIT "FIGHT THE POWER" IT FEATURED SEVERAL OTHER MOVING PERFORMANCES FROM JOHN LEGEND AND ALICIA KEYS, WHO USED THEIR PLATFORMS TO HONOR THEIR LIVES LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND LIL WAYNE PAID TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT AND MICHELLE OBAMA HONORED BEYONCE WITH A HUMANITARIAN AWARD >>> LBGTQ PRIDE IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN HONOR OF PRIDE MONTH, THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING WAS IM ILLUMINATED IN THE COLORS OF THE RAI RAINBOW

AND THE BRAND 2020 PRIDE CAMPAIGN FEATURED A BLACK TRANS QUEER LESBIAN MODEL WITH EIGHT OTHER LBGT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE AN INCREASED FIRE DANGER FOR THE FOUR CORNERS TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY I DO THINK THIS GETS EXPANDED INTO OKLAHOMA CITY, BECAUSE WINDS ARE PICKING UP THE POSSIBILITY OF A HABU STARTING TO FORM A MAJOR DUST STORM FROM MEXICO INTO ARIZONA, SO WE'LL BE WATCHING THAT CLOSELY AS WINDS PICK UP TODAY'S FORECAST, WE CAN SEE WE'RE ABOVE AVERAGE FO >>> WE ARE BACK WITH THE NEW NORMAL WHILE MANY OF THE COUNTRY'S ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS REMAIN CLOSED, THE PEOPLE WHO RUN THEM HAVE AN TOR IMPORTANT JOB TO DO IT TAKES QUITE A FEW WORKERS TO KEEP THEM FED AND HAPPY >> Reporter: BALTIMORE'S INNER HARBOR, HOME TO THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM INSIDE, 20,000 ANIMALS, FROM SLOTHS TO TROPICAL FISH AND 11 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SHARKS THE AQUARIUM USUALLY SEES MORE THAN 1

2 MILLION VISITORS A YEAR BUT NOW LIKE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, HAS BEEN EERILY QUIET SINCE IT CLOSED IN MARCH WHAT HAVE THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS, MONTHS BEEN LIKE HERE AT THE AQUARIUM >> THE AQUARIUMS AND ZOOS, UNLIKE OTHER CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, COULDN'T SAY LOCK THE DOORS AND GO HOME SO WE HAVE HAD TO KEEP I THINK ABOUT 140 STAFF AS CRITICAL EMPLOYEES >> Reporter: THE STAFF HAS BEEN WEARING MASKS AND OF COURSE, SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT KEEPING THEIR FOCUS ON MAKING SURE THE FISH AND OTHER ANIMALS ARE HEALTHY AND HAPPY >> OUR STAFF ARE COMING TO WORK EVERY DAY, MAKING SURE THE ANIMALS ARE THRIVING THROUGH THIS TIME

>> Reporter: AND KEEPING THEM WELL FED IS ESSENTIAL WORK I GOT TO EXPERIENCE THAT FIRSTHAND FIRST UP, THIS ANIMAL FROM AUSTRALIA HERE SHE COMES YOU CAN FEEL HER STRENGTH NEXT UP, THE ARCHER FISH, WHO EATS LIVE CRICKETS >> OH, MY GOD >> HE GOT IT >> Reporter: THIS AQUARIUM IS JUST ONE OF 226 ACCREDITED ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS THAT CLOSED BECAUSE OF COVID AT NEW YORK'S BRONX ZOO, ANIMALS AND STAFF ARE MISSING SOME OF THE 2 MILLION GUESTS WHO VISIT EACH YEAR

THE STAFF HAS SPLIT TWO TWO TEAMS, CARING FOR THE ANIMALS CLOSED SINCE MID MARCH, SOME OF THE ANIMALS HAVE NOTICED ARE THERE ANY ANIMALS, DO YOU THINK, THAT SENSE THAT SOMETHING IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT? >> I SHOW UP AT THE EXHIBIT TO LOOK AT THEM AND SEE HOW THEY ARE, THEY DEFINITELY TAKE AN INTEREST YOU CAN ALMOST — IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE EVERYBODY IS >> Reporter: FOR THIS ZOO, IT'S BEEN PERSONAL EIGHT OF THEIR BIG CATS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS >> I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT EVERYBODY IS DOING REALLY WELL >> Reporter: IN BALTIMORE, THEY CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS AQUARIUM TO BE SWIMMING WITH PEOPLE AGAIN IT'S SO EXCITING TO WELCOME GUESTS BACK TO OUR DOORS AND GET TO HEAR CHILDREN SO EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO SEE THESE AMAZING ANIMALS >> OUR THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT PEOPLE WILL BE GETTING TO RETURN TO THE AQUARIUM SOON, IT WILL REOPEN WEDNESDAY JULY >>> THE U

S SURGES PAST 25 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS, CAUSING AN ABOUT FACE ON BEACH OPENINGS IN FLORIDA IN CALIFORNIA, BARS ARE ORDERED CLOSED IMMEDIATELY AND IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE STATE HAS TAKEN A SWIFT AND DANGEROUS TURN >>> CALLS FOR JUSTICE CAN NEW RALLIES AGAINST THE POLICE FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN COLORADO >> BLACK LIVES MATTER

SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY >> DUKE'S COACH K SPEAKING OUT AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER ACROSS THE NATION >>> PLUS, AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME WE'LL GET A LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO REOPEN SAFELY A BUSY MONDAY FOR YOU "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING >> COVID-19 IS SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL

CASES SURGING IN SEVERAL STATES AS OFFICIALS STRUGGLE TO CONTAIN IT IT'S TAKE AN DANGEROUS TURN, INFECTING 25 MILLION AMERICANS FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA ARE ON TRACK TO BECOMING EPICENTERS IN FLORIDA, CASES HAVE JUMPED FIVE FOLD WITH OVER 9,000 NEW CASES >> THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK HAS ISSUED AN EXEC SAVE ORDER, WARNING ANY NEW YORKER WHO VISITS A STATE WILL — >> AND OVER THE WEEKEND, ARTISTS CAME TOGETHER FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS UNITE THE VIRTUAL EVENT WAS BROADCAST OVER 180 COUNTRIES GLOBAL CITIZENS SAYS THEY RAISED $7 BILLION TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE

>>> ONE HEALTH OFFICIAL IS SENDING A DIRE WARNING OUR DAN CHENNIMAN HAS THE DETAILS >> Reporter: AS TEMPERATURES RISE, THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS SURGES >> BUT THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY ONE OFTHE LARGEST SPIKES IS IN TEXAS NEARLY 150,000 CASES, 2300 DEAD >> COVID-19 HAS TAKE AN VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: DURING A VISIT TO DALLAS, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WORE A FACE COVERING AND URGED OTHERS TO DO THE SAME

>> AND WEAR A MASK WHEREVER IT'S INDICATED OR WHEREVER YOU'RE NOT ABLE TO PRACTICE THE KIND OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THAT WOULD PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: TEXAS IS NOT ALONE IN ARIZONA, ICU BEDS ARE AT 87% CAPACITY >> COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: THE GROWTH IN CASES SPREAD THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE SUN BELT IN FLORIDA, THERE ARE MORE THAN SIX NEW CASES PER MINUTE OFFICIALS SAY SOME BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY, INCLUDING FT LAUDERDALE >> I'M ENCOURAGING EVERYBODY, YOU SHOULD STAY AT HOME, CELEBRATE WITH YOUR FAMILIES, BE GRATEFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL AMERICA THAT WE HAVE >> Reporter: AMERICANS URGED TO CELEBRATE THE FOURTH SAFELY

TO SLOW THE SPREAD >>> SOME OF THE SURGES WE'RE SEEING ARE BEING LINKED TO YOUNGER ADULTS GOING OUT TO CROWDS THERE'S NEW SCIENCE ON WHY BARS CAN BE SUPER SPREADING EVENTS >> Reporter: AS RESTRICTIONS LIFT, THE BARS ARE BACK AND THEY'RE PACKED BIG CROWDS IN STATES LIKE FLORIDA, ARIZONA, AND TEXAS WHERE COVID CASES ARE ON THE RISE PRIMARILY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE NUMBER OF KNOWN CORONAVIRUS CASES AMONG 18 TO 23-YEAR-OLDS INCREASED FIVEFOLD IN JUST ONE MONTH COMMUNITIES ARE NOW TRACING THESE OUTBREAKS BACK TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS 21-YEAR-OLD ADRIANA CARTER IN TEXAS WENT OUT FOR A FEW DRINKS WITH FRIENDS >> I HAD A REALLY LONG, STRESSFUL WEEK WHAT HARM COULD THAT DO, YOU KNOW JUST ONE NIGHT >> Reporter: AND CAME HOME WITH COVID, PASSING IT ON TO HER ROOMMATE THE RISE IN CASES IS COIN DIEDING WITH A RISE IN SPENDING

DATA SHOWS THAT MILLENNIALS SPENT MORE MONEY LAST MONTH THAN ANY OTHER AGE GROUP PLACES LIKE BARS ARE A PERFECT STORM FOR TRANSMISSION >> PEOPLE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, POOR AIR CIRCULATION, PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS OR HAVING TO TAKE THEIR MASKS OFF TO DRINK OR EAT >> Reporter: THIS VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO PEOPLE ARE TALKING PARTICLES ENTER THE AIR AND IF THEY CARRY THE VIRUS, IT COULD SPREAD THE COLLEGE TOWN OF IOWA CITY HAS SEEN AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES SINCE BARS REOPENED WITHOUT CROWD RESTRICTION

>> I DEAFINITELY WASN'T TAKING I SERIOUS >> Reporter: JACOB SAYS HE WAS EXPOSED AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR NOW SEEING THE EFFECTS >> OH, SURE IF WE JUST WORE A MASK, SPACED OUT A LITTLE FURTHER AND NOT SHARED A JEWEL >> Reporter: A STRIKING EXAMPLE THAT ONE NIGHT OUT IS ALL IT TAKES DASHA BURNS, NBC NEWS, IOWA CITY, IOWA >>> THERE ARE GROWING QUESTIONS THIS MORNING ABOUT AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN PLOT TO HAVE U

S SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT THE REPORTS THAT RUSSIA WAS OFFERING BOUNTIES FOR KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT THE US HAS VERIFIED THAT ANY SUCH BOUNTY PAYMENTS WERE MADE >>> OVERNIGHT, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED THAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY DID NOT FIND THE INFORMATION COMMUNITY AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO HIM OR THE VICE PRESIDENT HERE'S NBC'S KELLY O'DONNELL >> Reporter: NEW FALLOUT OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT VLADAMIR PUTIN PUT A PRICE ON THE LIVES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FIRST COMMENT TWEETS CLAIMING HE WAS TOTALLY IN THE DARK NOBODY BRIEFED OR TOLD ME, VP DENSE OR THE CHIEF OF STAFF ABOUT ATTACKS ON OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN BY RUSSIANS >> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF IT HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING HE KNEW ANYTHING >> Reporter: THE HOUSE SPEAKER SAID SHE HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED AND REQUESTED AN URGENT UPDATE "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS FIRST TO REPORT THAT RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFERED CASH BOUM — BOUNTIES TO TALIBAN FIGHTERS FOR KILLING U

S TROOPS, AND US INTELLIGENCE HAD INCLUDED THE BOUNTIES IN WRITING THE WHITE HOUSE DID NOT DISPUTE THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY ITSELF, BUT DENIED THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED

THAT CLAIM SURPRISED RECENTLY RETIRED CIA OFFICIALS >> THERE'S NO DOUBT SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD BE BRIEFED >> ANY SORT OF PREPARATION FOR A PRINCIPAL, FOR A SENIOR, SO IF IT HAPPENED, THERE'S A PAPER TRAIL THAT WILL EASILY BE DISCOVERED >> Reporter: THE LARGER THREAT IS PUTIN'S BRAZEN AGGRESSION, SAYS JOHN BOLTON >> WHEN YOU GO AFTER AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, YOU ARE ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES AND I THINK IT COULD CALL FOR SOME VERY SEVERE MEASURES AGAINST THE RUSSIANS >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP, WITH AN OFFENSIVE RETWEET HE THANKED FLORIDA'S SUPPORTERS, BUT THE EXPLETIVE FILLED VIDEO INCLUDED SHOUTS OF WHITE POWER TRUMP ALLY REPUBLICAN SENATOR TIM SCOTT CALLED IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE'S NO QUESTION, HE SHOULD NOT HAVE RETWEETED IT AND SHOULD TAKE IT DOWN

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S RETWEET WAS DELETED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIMED THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST CHANT KELLY O'DONNELL, NBC NEWS, THE WHITE HOUSE >>> THE NIGHT A PROTEST TURNED INTO A FATAL SHOOTING IN LOUISVILLE, WHERE A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE FILLED WITH THEN ADMINIST – DEMONSTRATORS >> Reporter: THIS LOUISVILLE PARK WHERE PROTESTERS HAVE DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR IS NOW THE SCENE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING >> OH, MY GOD SOMEONE IS SHOT

>> Reporter: A WITNESS CAPTURING THE CHAOS SATURDAY NIGHT, AFTER A GUNMAN APPEARS TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD, SENDING PEOPLE SCRAMBLING FOR COVER POLICE SAY 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER GARTH DIED AND A SECOND IS RECOVERING THE GUNMAN IS IN CUSTODY POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE SUSPECT'S NAME >> THIS MAN HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTESTS AND ARRESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS >> Reporter: THIS NIGHT OF VIOLENCE FOLLOWED MONTHS OF PROTESTS, AFTER TAYLOR WAS KILLED IN HER HOME BY KENTUCKY POLICE SERVING A NO-KNOCK WARRANT ONE OFFICER HAS BEEN FIRED, TWO OTHERS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IN MINNEAPOLIS, WHERE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH SPARKED PROTESTS, CITY LEADERS TOOK THE FIRST STEP TO CHANGE THEIR APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY, VOTING UNANIMOUSLY ON A PROPOSAL TO DISMANTLE THE POLICE FORCE ALL FOUR OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FLOYD'S KILLING ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN COURT DEREK CHAUVIN FACES A SECOND DEGREE MURDER CHARGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BLACK LIVES MATTER EVENT STRETCH INTO THE FIFTH WEEKEND

AND IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE AT PRIDE EVENTS ARE RALLYING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND END TO POLICE BRUTALITY THIS MOMENT OF POLICE REFORM IN AMERICA SET OFF CONVERSATIONS ON A MUCH DEEPER LEVEL DUKE'S COACH K SHARED THIS MESSAGE >> SAY IT CAN'T YOU SAY IT BLACK LIVES MATTER WE SHOULD BE SAYING IT EVERY DAY

IT'S NOT POLITICAL >> Reporter: AS CALLS FOR CHANGE GROW LOUDER, MORE VOICES SPEAKING OUT AND STANDING UP FOR INJUSTICES IN OUR COUNTRY CATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS >>> THE FOUR EX-MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD ARE SET TO MAKE A COURT APPEARANCE TODAY CHAUVIN WILL APPEAR REMOTELY HE'S BEEN HELD IN A STATE PRISON ON A MINIMUM $1 MILLION BAIL LANE AND KING ARE BOTH OUT ON TAIL NOW AND TAO IS HELD AT THE COUNTY JAIL ON A MINIMUM $750,000 BAIL >>> IN MISSISSIPPI, THE STATE FLAG IS GETTING A MAKEOVER AFTER MORE THAN 120 YEARS

AFTER WEEKS OF PROTESTS AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE, MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM THE HOUSE PASSED A BILL 91-23 ON SUNDAY AND THE SENATE FOLLOWED SUIT WITH A 37-14 VOTE A COMMISSION WILL NOW DESIGN THE NEW FLAG, KEEPING THE SHOW GAN IN GOD WE TRUST THE BILL NOW HEADS TO THE GOVERNOR'S DESK WHO INTENDS TO SIGN IT INTO LAW WE'RE TRACKING SOME POTENTIAL STORMS AND FIRE DANGER AREA NE JANESSA >> Reporter: WE HAVE A STORM SYSTEM IMPACTING NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND, WELCOMING UP TO FLOODING IN CENTRAL NEW YORK EVEN QUEENS THIS MORNING LOSING POWER BUT THAT STORM SYSTEM IS MAKING ITS WAY OUT OF THAT AREA QUICKLY

WE'RE WATCHING THE OHIO VALLEY TO THE CAROLINAS THIS AFTERNOON WITH ISOLATED STORMS POPPING UP AND SOME OF THOSE POCKETS OF RAIN WILL HAVE >>> LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEATHER, GRAND RAPIDS IN THE UPPER 80s A LOT MORE SUNSHINE FOR THE NORTHEAST OHIO INTO THE CLEVELAND AREA, JACKSON MISSISSIPPI ALL THE WAY INTO ATLANTA TO THE LOW 90s, THE HUMIDITY IS ON POINT >>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE HEAT IS BUILDING INCREASING THE FIRE DANGER, JANESSA, THANK YOU WE APPRECIATE IT >>> MACY'S STARTS THE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW TONIGHT, THE FIVE BOROUGHS WILL LIGHT UP MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, ON INDEPENDENCE DAY >>> PRINCETON UNIVERSITY WILL REMOVE WINSTON WOODROW'S NAME BECAUSE OF HIS RACIST THINKING AND POLICIES

AS THE NATIONAL WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE KICKED OFF OVER THE WEEKEND PRAYERS NEIL DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM MANY OF THEM WEARING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER SHIRTS OVER THEIR JERSEYS >>> WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK >>> WE'VE GOT A COUPLE CONSUMER ALERTS WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS MORNING THE COMPANY HY-VEE IS RECALLING BAD SALADS BECAUSE THEY MAKE CONTAMINATED WITH CYCLO FLOOR WHICH IS A PARASITE, PILGRIMS PLIED IS RECALLING CHICKEN NUGGETS THAT MAY CONTAIN RAW MATERIALS, >>> LGBTQ PLIED IS BEING RECOGNIZED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TO HONOR PRIDE, THE STATES EMPIRE BUILDING HAS BEEN ILLUMINATED IN ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW ON SUNDAY THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT TOOK CENTER STAGE AT THE BET AWARDS BEING KICKED OFF WITH AN UPDATED RENDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1989 HITS A FIGHT THE POWER, ALONG WITH OTHER ARTISTS THE EVENT FEATURED OTHER MOVING PERFORMANCES FROM JOHN CLEMENT, ALICIA KEYS, THE USE THEIR PLATFORM TO HONOR THE LIVES OF THOSE LOST TO POLICE BRUTALITY

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE LATE NBA ICON KOBE BRYANT, AND FORMER FIRST LADY HONORED BEYONCI WITH THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD >>> EARLY TODAY ON INSTAGRAM JOIN US DON'T FORGET TO FOLLOW US AT NBC 4 NEWS AND UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE MORNING >>> PROTESTERS ACROSS AMERICA ARE DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ANOTHER BLACK LIVES MATTER, THIS TIME THE NAME IS ELIJAH McLEAN THE 23-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED AFTER POLICE APPLIED A CHOKE HOLD, AFTER TAKING HIM INTO CUSTODY, CALLING IN FOR THE FIRING INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT NOW ALLEGES DEATH IS BRINGING ABOUT SWEEPING CHANGES IN COLORADO, HERE IS NBC'S DAVID CAROL >>> PROTESTERS CALLING FOR CHANGE, HUNDREDS OF MULCHING IN FRONT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN AURORA, COLORADO DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH WHO DIED AFTER POLICE DETAINED HIM LAST AUGUST, POLICE SAY THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED WERE MOVED TO NONENFORCEMENT DUTIES REASSIGN FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY

>> LIKE I SAID CHARGES NEED TO BE BROUGHT UP AGAINST HIM, BECAUSE IT WAS MURDER, AND INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS HAVE FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED PROPER PROTOCOLS, THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW STARTED A NEW INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION HE WAS 23 YEARS OLD HEADING HOME FROM A NATURE HOOD CONVENIENCE STORE, YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THIS NEWLY OBTAINED SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE >> IT WAS ALL BUSINESS, JEWISH AND HIS SNACKS, HE PUT IT ON THE COUNTER, AND BOUGHT IT WITH CASH, BEFORE LEAVING THE STORE >> AFTER HE LEFT HE WAS WALKING AND DANCING WEARING A SKI MASK, SOMEONE THAT I WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED 911 >> STOP, I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING SUSPICIOUS

>> THE POLICE STOPPED ELIJAH McCLAIN AND PINNED HIM DOWN USING THE CHOKEHOLD DURING THE STRUGGLE THEY INJECTED HIM WITH KETAMINE A SEDATIVE, HE DIED A FEW DAYS LATER IN THE HOSPITAL >> HE DESERVED JUSTICE THEY MURDERED MY FRIEND AND DO NOTHING HAPPENED

THEY JUST WENT BACK TO WORK >> THE SWEEPING POLICE REFORMS WERE SIGNED INTO THE GOVERNOR ON JUNETEENTH >> 100% OF THE REGULATIONS ARE SIGNED IN DUE TO THINGS LIKE THIS THAT HAPPEN >>> GOOD MORNING EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE SOUTHWEST AS WELL AS FIRE DANGER STARTS TO INCREASE THE WINDS THAT ARE GOING TO BE AN ISSUE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, 32 FIVE MILES OUT AN HOUR, EXPECT ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS, FOR THIS TO BE IN PLACE, INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

>>> WE ARE BACK WITH AN NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE A LOOK AT THE BIG PLANS AND ONE MAJOR UNIVERSITY HAS FOR GETTING BACK ON TRACK AND GETTING REOPENED SAFELY DURING THE PANDEMIC HERE IS NBC'S REHEMA ELLIS >>> IN NADER DAME, THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, NOW TAKING STEPS TO REOPEN AND YOU FEEL YOU CAN MANAGE THE RISK? >> I THINK I CAN, I'M CONFIDENT WE CAN FATHER JOHN JENKINS IS CONFIDENT OF THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS GUIDED BY ADVICE OF JOHN HOPKINS AND CLEVELAND CLINIC

AMONG THE CHANGES, DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS, STARTING WITH AN EARLY OPENING ON AUGUST 10th >> THERE GOING TO STAY HERE TO THE END, RIGHT UNTIL THANKSGIVING AND THEN WERE GOING TO STEP AWAY SO WE DON'T HAVE THE KIND OF GOING AWAY THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER >> 54,000 NEW SIGNS ENCOURAGING STUDENTS PRONE TO CLOSE CONTACT, TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE INSTEAD AND, TO WEAR MASKS VICE PRESIDENT PAUL BROWN HAS HELPED CRAFT THE NEW PROTOCOL

>> IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR A STUDENT TO SAY WE DIDN'T SEE THE SIGN >> DOWNSIZING CLASSROOMS, THIS CROWDED CLASSROOM AND HERE >> WHEN STUDENTS RETURN, THEY WILL BE HALF AS MANY DEATHS, AND IN THE UNIVERSITY'S 80 CHAPELS, CUTTING CAPACITY IN HALF >> EVEN WHEN YOU PRAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE, PRETTY HEALTHY >> THIS DINING HALL FOR 725 STUDENTS, WILL BE REDUCED BY 70%

HOW MANY PEOPLE PER TABLE, EACH TABLE IS 12, IT WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF FOUR IN THE NEW CONFIGURATION >> IN THE DORMS, STILL 2 TO A ROOM, BUT MORE DEEP CLEANING CHANGES COMING HERE FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH, THIS IS STILL BEING WORKED OUT, BUT THEY KNOW FOR SURE, IT WON'T BE 80,000 FANS IF THERE IS ANY INFECTIONS ON CAMPUS, WHAT WILL YOU DO? THE CONTACT TRACING TEAM WILL KICK IN TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT FOR THE PERSON, WE HAVE ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE SPACE, NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED, POLITICAL FIGHTS, FINALLY WANTS TO CONTINUE ONLINE LEARNING INSTEAD >> DO YOU THINK IT IS WORTH THE RISK TO REOPEN CAMPUS? >> IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK, AND IT IS NOT ANYBODY'S DECISION, BUT THE INDIVIDUALS TO ASSESS THAT RISK

>> IF FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEY'RE ANXIOUS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION, WERE GOING TO WORK WITH THEM >> ROOTED IN FAITH AND GUIDED BY SCIENCE, ONE UNIVERSITY MOVING FORWARD TO BRING STUDENTS BACK >>> REHEMA ELLIS, NBC NEWS, INDIANA >>> RISKY DECISIONS, CLEARLY, TO GO TO FULL ONLINE LEARNING UNTIL A VACCINE IS FOUND IT COULD BE LAST-MINUTE CHANGES, THERE GOING FORWARD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WATCHING, I'M COREY KAUFMAN, KEEP IT RIGHT HERE, YOUR NEWS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD

>>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SUN ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLING IT A PANDEMIC, NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY IN ITS IMPACT

>>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR STABILITY I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL, HOW IS IT GOING TO WORK >> 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 EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I TRY TO THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS, I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT 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 ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

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

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS, A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL, BEFORE OUR VERY EYES THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US FOLKS HAVE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >>> NBC NEWS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR, IS FEAR ITSELF >>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG, IT BELONGS TO THE GREAT, A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN VED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION, ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> FREEDOM, THIS MORNING SOME ARE FURIOUS IN FLORIDA >> AS A BATTLE OVER BEACH CLOSERS HEATS UP, THE MAYORS OF THREE FLORIDA CITIES SHOUTED DOWN BY HECKLERS, WHILE ANNOUNCING THEIR BEACHES WILL CLOSE FOR THE UPCOMING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND >> THIS AS EXEMPTIONS NATIONWIDE CONTINUE THE RAPID RISE THE US

SURPASSING 2 1/2 MILLION CASES WITH MORE THAN 125,000 DEATHS >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT, AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY, WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS >> THE HEALTH CRISIS, CAUSING TENSIONS TO SPILLOVER, A NORTH HOLLYWOOD WOMAN SHAMED FOR NOT WEARING A MASK INSIDE A TRADER JOE'S >> IN CALIFORNIA A CRUSH OF NEW CASES ESPECIALLY IN LA

, FORCING THE GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE IN CHEWING ESTATE ORDER ON SUNDAY CLOSING BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS IN LA COUNTY AND SIX OTHERS WILL RECOMMENDING EIGHT COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA TAKE SIMILAR ACTION OVER THE WEEKEND, A RECORD NUMBER REPORTED IN GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA, AND FLORIDA, WHICH HAS MORE THAN 9500 CASES ON SATURDAY GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IS THE BIGGEST INCREASE IS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE 25 TO 34

>> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING, YOU'RE GOING OUT AND DOING DIFFERENT THINGS >> TO STOP THE FIGHT, FLORIDA BANNING DRINKING IN BARS, THREE WEEKS BEFORE MANY REOPENED >> WE ARE SHUTDOWN, WE DON'T HAVE A KITCHEN, WE DON'T SERVE FOOD, SO WE CAN'T OPERATE >> AFTER REPORTING 10,000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY HERE IN FLORIDA, WE ASKED THE MAYOR ABOUT IT, HE SAID WHAT HE FINDS UNNERVING IS NOT JUST THE NUMBER OF CASES BUT THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE, ON SUNDAY IN THIS AREA 22%, WHICH IS AN INDICATION OF A HIGHER RATE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

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

EASTERN >>> THIS MORNING AS CASES SEARCH, TEXAS IS PUTTING ITS REOPEN IN REVERSE THE STATE SETTING A TROUBLING NEW RECORD FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS, WITH ABOUT 5500 PATIENTS, NOW IN HOSPITAL BEDS >>> IF YOU DON'T NEED TO GET OUT, THERE IS NO REASON TO GET OUT >> TESTING SITES ARE NOW OVERWHELMED, THE LINE AT THIS HOUSTON DRIVE-THROUGH LOCATION, STRETCHING FOR BLOCKS

>> IT IS BETTER TO KNOW THAT, THE NOT TO KNOW >> SOME ARE FACING OUR LONG WAITS TO TRANSFER A PATIENT FROM THE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL BARS ARE NOW CLOSE DOWN AGAIN AND RESTAURANT CAPACITIES SCALED-BACK >>> WE DIDN'T THINK WE WERE AT THE POINT THAT WE COULD GO BACKWARDS LIKE THAT >>> IN DALLAS ON SUNDAY, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE DONNED A MASK AT A CHURCH, WITH MORE THAN 100 CHOIR MEMBERS OF THE SAME SERVICE SAYING SIDE-BY-SIDE, THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER SAYING THIS

>>> YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >>> TO THE WEST, ARIZONA IS ALSO BREAKING RECORDS WITH MORE THAN 3800 NEW CASES REPORTED ON SUNDAY, AND HOSPITALS INUNDATED >>> WE DON'T HAVE SPACE TO SEE THE PATIENTS WHO DON'T HAVE COVID ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR HAS WROUGHT REIMPOSED RESTRICTIONS, ARIZONA RIVERS HAVE BEEN WITH INNER TUBES TRYING TO BEAT THE TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATIONS, THEY'RE LOOKING AHEAD AT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND HERE IN HOUSTON, THERE WILL BE A 15 MINUTE FIREWORK SHOW, BUT NO BIG FESTIVAL OR GATHERING THEIR ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WALK ON TV, YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS, IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOB THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED

IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THAT BRINGS US TO THE DOCTOR WHO IS THE DIRECTOR, GOOD MORNING TO YOU I'M SURE THAT YOU HEARD THE HHS SECRETARY ALEC AZOR THE WINDOW IS CLOSING FOR US TO TAKE ACTION AND GET THIS UNDER CONTROL, DO YOU AGREE, AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW? >> GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON, I DO AGREE THE WINDOW IS VERY NARROW, THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE VIRUS IF YOU FALL BEHIND AS WE HAVE, THEN YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY AND AGGRESSIVELY, I THINK ACROSS ALL THE STATES, WE JUST CAN'T HAVE BARS, WE CAN'T EVEN RUN RESTAURANTS ON PEOPLE SITTING INDOORS, NIGHTCLUBS, ANYTHING THAT GATHERS PEOPLE INDOORS I THINK AT THIS MOMENT, IS WAY TOO RISKY AND HAS TO BE DIALED BACK

>>> WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THIS RISE TO, SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE MEMORIAL DAY CROWDS, SOME PEOPLE WONDER IF THE PROTESTS WILL LEAD TO MORE VIRUS CASES, SPIKING THE LACK OF WEARING MASKS, UNIFORMLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND IT? >> I THINK IT IS A COMBINATION ABOUT ALL OF THE THINGS, THE THINGS THAT WE THINK ABOUT, OPEN ON THE UNDERLYING CASES, THEY WEREN'T COMING DOWN THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE'S GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP AND THEN, GATHERING SPECIALLY INDOOR GATHERINGS, BARS, RESTAURANTS THOSE ARE PARTICULARLY RISKY, NONE OF THE STATES HAD MANDATORY MASK LAWS, THEY PUT THAT TOGETHER, AND I DO THINK THAT IS A COMBINATION OF FACTORS THAT HAVE LED US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY NOW WE ARE CLOSING IN ON A BIG HOLIDAY, FOURTH OF JULY, WHAT WAS YOUR MESSAGE FOR PEOPLE CONSIDERING A GATHERING, OUTSIDE OR EXPANDING THEIR CIRCLES RIGHT NOW? >>, IF YOU ARE IN ONE OF THESE HOT ZONES, WHETHER INDOORS OR OUTDOORS, BUT I THINK INDOOR GATHERINGS ARE VERY RISKY, I KNOW OUTDOORS OR BETTER, IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BACKYARD BARBECUE AND WANT TO KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANCED, I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY OKAY, I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK AND I THINK WE HAVE TO REALLY TRY OUR BEST TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF RISK, OUR HOSPITALS ARE GETTING STRETCHED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> WE SAW THOSE IMAGES, LONG LINES PEOPLE WAITING FOR TESTING, AND SOME OF THE HOTSPOT CASES, AND VERY CLOSE TOGETHER WAITING FOR TESTING, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> WELL, IT STILL FRUSTRATING YOU KNOW MANY OF US HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING FOR MONTHS, PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY GOTTEN BORED OF THE HEALTH PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT TESTING YET HERE WE ARE, WE STILL HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT TESTING, PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT HOURS TO GET A SIMPLE MEDICAL TEST, THAT WE AS A COUNTRY KNOW WE HAVE NEEDED FOR MANY MONTHS, SO WHEN WE HEAR FROM OUR LEADERS WE HAVE TOO MANY TESTS ARE PLENTY OF TEST I THINK ALL OF THOSE LINES SHOW UP THAT WE DON'T PLUS, REALLY, IT'S KEEPING PEOPLE CLOSE TOGETHER, IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF THOSE PEOPLE COULD BE SPACED OUT >>> YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, WE APPRECIATE IT >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS WE KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT, WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> THIS WAS NOTABLE VICE PRESIDENT, SAYING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS NEED TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD, HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD- HIT TEXAS ON SUNDAY, TAKE A LISTEN >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK, IN THE AFFECTED AREAS AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> WILLIE, TO YOUR POINT PENCE WHERE A MORE ASK HAS BEEN ONLY FIXTURED — THAT INCLUDES THE CAMPAIGN RALLY, AND TOLL SOUGHT REMEMBER THAT, ACCORDING TO VIDEOS BY "THE WASHINGTON POST," ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO MOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND THE STATEMENT THE CAMPAIGN SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >>> THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED

IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> OVERNIGHT "THE WASHINGTON POST" REPORTING THAT ACCORDING TO U

S INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN OFFER THE TALIBAN MILITANTS MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF SEVERAL US

SERVICE MEMBERS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TELLS NBC NEWS THE VELOCITY OF THE UNDERLINING ALLEGATIONS CONTINUES TO BE EVALUATED, SEPARATELY A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL TOLD NBC NEWS, THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY BOUNTY WAS ACTUALLY PAID "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS 1st TO REPORT THE EXISTENCE OF THOSE BOUNTIES, THE TIMES THAT THE INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN A PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING BOOK, AND WAS DISCUSSED AT AN INTERAGENCY MEETING IN MARCH, PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS NEVER BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AND TWEETED INTEL JUST REPORTED TO ME THEY DID NOT FIND THIS INFORMATION CREDIBLE AND THEREFORE DID NOT REPORT IT TO ME OR THE VP POSSIBLY ANOTHER FABRICATED RUSSIA HOAX EARLIER IN THE DAY NANCY PELOSI HAD A SCATHING RESPONSE, CALLING THE PRESIDENT'S REACTION APPALLING AN UPDATE TO CONGRESS

YOU WOULD THINK, THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF THIS HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE, INSTEAD OF DENYING ANYTHING HE SAID IT COMES AMIDST GROWING OUTRAGE, PRESIDENT WE TREATED, THE PRESIDENT SAYING HIS SUPPORTERS REPORTED A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, THE SCENE OF HIS EXPLETIVE, THE VIDEO INCLUDES ONE MAN WHO REPEATEDLY CHANTING WHITE POWER >> ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ALLIES SENATOR TIM SCOTT CONDEMNED THE TWEET CALLING IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE IS NO QUESTION THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE RETREATED IT, JUST TAKE IT DOWN >> THE RETWEET WAS RETWEETED AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF, THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST REMARKS

>> IT IS WORTH NOTING WITH THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE NOTICED THE CONTENT OF A CONTROVERSIAL RETWEET HE MADE IN APRIL HE SAID I NOTICE EVERYTHING >> AS FOR THE RUSSIAN STORY A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE MATTER HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE A LITTLE LATER ON TODAY AND THIS MORNING THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE REPORT CALLING IT LIES >>> WE HEARD A FEW MINUTES AGO IN THE SHOW VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS YOU KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT, WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> THIS WAS NOTABLE, VICE PRESIDENT, ENCOURAGED PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS, TO PREVENT THE SPREAD HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD- HIT TEXAS ON SUNDAY, TAKE A LISTEN >>> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK

IN THE AFFECTED AREAS WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS A GOOD IDEA >>> TO YOUR POINT PENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK ON SUNDAY BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEAR ONE, AND HAS REALLY ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING ON, THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM FOR NOT ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATION'S OWN GUIDELINES THAT INCLUDE THAT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA LAST WEEK REMEMBER THAT, ACCORDING TO VIDEOS BY "THE WASHINGTON POST" NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC, ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS, WE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND THE STATEMENT THE CAMPAIGN SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >>> YOU ARE 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 IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> DEREK CHAUVIN THE FORMER OFFICER WHOSE PROSECUTOR SAID NOTE ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR HERE IN COURT LATER TODAY, VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE THE THREE OTHER FORMER OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THIS CASE, ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN PERSON, HE IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER, THE THREE OTHER FORMER OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED OF AIDING AND ABETTING MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER IF CONVICTED THEY BOTH FACE 40 YEARS IN PRISON PROTEST HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS HAVE CONTINUED IN THE WEEK FOLLOWING FLOYD'S DEATH, AND A FEW DAYS AGO THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO DEFUND THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOW, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC NEWS THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION SAYS AT A QUARTER OF THE POLICE FORCE IS CONSIDERING QUITTING OR RETIRING, AS TALK AROUND THE COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK >>> AND OFFICER IN A HORRIFIC SITUATION, YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WITH THE SAME STEREOTYPING IN THE WORST WAY >>> LIEUTENANT BOB KROLL ALSO MENACED NO LONGER REPRESENTING CHAUVIN BUT IS STANDING BY THE THREE OTHER OFFICERS AND IT WANTS TO SEE THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM THE INCIDENT WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED >>> YOU ARE 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 IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> IN AURORA COLORADO A SYMPHONY OF STRINGS LED WITH MANY VOICES DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCAIN, THE 23-YEAR- OLD MASSAGE THERAPIST WHO LOVE TO PLAY THE VIOLIN DIED AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE LAST AUGUST

>>> HIS FAMILY JOINED PROTESTERS IN THE DENVER SUBURBS DEMANDING THE OFFICERS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES THE SEEMINGLY PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION WENT OUT OF CONTROL WHEN POLICE IN RIOT GEAR TRIED TO BREAK IT UP >> MacLEAN'S DEATH 10 MONTHS AGO NOW UNDER NEW SCRUTINY IN THE WAKE OF PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IT IS TRAGIC, THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BRING LIGHT TO ELIJAH KANE, PEOPLE ARE FINALLY SAYING ELIJAH'S NAME MOMENTS BEFORE POLICE APPROACHED HIM AS HE WALKED ON

>>> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING SUSPICIOUS >> OFFICERS USED A CHOKEHOLD TO CONTAIN ELIJAH McCLAIN, PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM WITH KETAMINE TO CALLED HIM DOWN >> HE WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DIED SEVERAL DAYS LATER, AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FROM THE OFFICERS ACTIONS FOLLOWED PROTOCOL, ALL THREE HAVE SINCE BEEN REASSIGNED, THE CITY SAYS FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE >>> THERE IS NOW MOVEMENT IN THIS CASE AFTER A YEAR FOR ELIJAH'S FAMILY IS THIS ENOUGH? >> THE CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS POINT ARE NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH

>> AND ATTORNEY SAYS HIS DEATH WAS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED >> ELIJAH WAS AN UP STANDING CITIZEN AND ANGEL THE AUTOPSY IN THIS CASE WAS INCONCLUSIVE FINDING THE MANNER OF DEATH TO BE UNDETERMINED THING IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT A NATURAL DEATH OR HOMICIDE AURORA POLICE HAVE SINCE BANNED THE USE OF THE CHOKEHOLD THAT WAS USED ON MacLEAN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

>>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON THIS MONDAY CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS NATIONWIDE THE SEVEN DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES, JUMPED MORE THAN 41% IN THE PAST WEEK

THE NATIONS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY WITH A DIRE WARNING >> WE'VE GOT OUR FERTILITY RATES AND HOSPITALIZATION RATES THE LOWEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN TWO MONTHS BUT THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION THE WINDOW IS CLOSING, WE HAVE TO ACT, CDC DATA SHOWS THE NUMBER OF WEEKLY DEATHS DECLINING, MOSTLY SINGLY, DIPPING INTO THE HUNDREDS, THAT IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WEEKLY DEATHS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE SPRING EXPERTS ARE CAUTIONING THE PUBLIC TO REMEMBER HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS ARE SO-CALLED LAGGING INDICATORS OF COVID-19 >> SEEN YOU WILL BE SEEING MORE DEATHS AND EVEN THOUGH THE DEATHS ARE COMING DOWN, AS A COUNTRY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO START SEEING THEM COMING UP NOW

>> THE POSITIVITY RATE IN STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA ARE ALSO ON THE RISE MEANING NEW CASES ARE NOT JUST A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> IN MOST STATES YOU ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IT IS A REAL INCREASE IT IS NOT MORE TEST, IT'S THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DRIVING THE LATEST SPIKE, MANY OF WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC RIGHT NOW MUCH YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS THEY DON'T HAVE THE COMPLICATIONS FROM CORONAVIRUS THAT OLDER PEOPLE DO, OR THOSE WITH PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS

>>> THE YOUNGER HEALTHIER ADULTS MAY HAVE BETTER SURVIVAL ODDS, DRIVING DOWN THE MORTALITY RATE, THE CONCERN IS FOR THOSE THAT THEY INFECT >> THE CASES IN YOUNGER ADULTS, SPREAD OVER THE INDIVIDUALS, WITH THOSE WHO HAVE CONDITIONS THAT PUT THEM AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASE THE DOCTORS ARE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP A BETTER STRATEGY TO COME BACK FROM CORONAVIRUS THE DOCTORS DELAY PUTTING PATIENTS ON A VENTILATOR INSTEAD TREATING THEM WITH 100% OXYGEN, AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR STOMACHS, TO ALLOW FOR BETTER BLOOD AND O2 FLOW AND PATIENTS ARE GETTING NEW TREATMENTS, LIKE PLASMA AND REMDESIVIR, AND STEROIDS LIKE DEXAMETHASONE, EXPERTS ARE REMINDING AMERICANS NOT TO LOSE PERSPECTIVE

>> IN 120 DAYS, COVID-19 WAS NOT EVEN IN THE TOP 75 CAUSES OF DEATH IN THIS COUNTRY MUCH PARTS OF APRIL AND MAY IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH BY DAY WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT HAPPEN, SINCE 1918 WERE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS GO BACK AGAIN, IT WILL CYCLE A BIT UP-AND-DOWN >> OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS WE HAVE HEARD OF HERD IMMUNITY, WHERE ENOUGH PEOPLE HAVE COVID- 19 THE TRANSMISSION BEGINS TO SLOW, ARE WE SEEING EVIDENCE THAT THAT IS HAPPENING YOU? >> THE EXPERTS SAY RIGHT NOW OFFICIALLY ABOUT 5 TO 7% OF THE POPULATION HAS HAD OVER 19, OFFICIALLY, IN ORDER TO GET TO THE BIG NUMBER, THEY'RE SUGGESTING ULTIMATELY WE WILL SEE 50 TO 70%, OF THE POPULATION, HAVING BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19, HAVING HAD COVID 19, SO NO WE ARE TALKING 220 MILLION, OR 225 MILLION PEOPLE IN A POPULATION OF 320 MILLION WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE GET THOSE KINDS OF NUMBERS

>> TOM COSTELLO, INTERESTING STUFF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS, IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> INTERNET ACCESS IS SOMETHING MANY AMERICANS TAKE FOR GRANTED >>> I WAS I SUPPOSED TO SUBMIT EVERYTHING, WHEN WE CAN'T LOGIN FOR MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WITHOUT ANY ONLINE ACCESS, IT CAN BE DEVASTATED >>> INTERNET SHOULD BE SOMETHING THAT JUST PEOPLE THAT ARE MORE AFFLUENT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE

>> IT'S NOT JUST THE INTERNET, IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS, EVERY STUDENT NEEDS A LAPTOP OR A TABLET JUST TO ATTEND SCHOOL, SO IT IS EASY TO SEE WHY MANY HAVE FALLEN BEHIND >>> COVID-19 HAS LITERALLY CHANGED THE NATURE OF THE EDUCATION IN THIS COUNTRY >>> A NEW STUDY FINDS UP TO 30% OF CASE 15 TO 16 MILLION DON'T HAVE THE BASIC INTERNET SERVICE OR THE DEVICES THEY NEED TO ATTEND ONLINE SCHOOLS AND AROUND 10% OF TEACHERS, 300 TO 400,000 IN ALL, LIKE THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO REACH THEIR STUDENTS >> IT IS FRUSTRATING FOR THE TEACHERS THEY ARE CREATING CONTENT THEY DON'T WANT THEIR STUDENTS TO FALL BEHIND

THE COST TO EQUIP EVERYONE, BY ONE ESTIMATE WOULD TAKE ABOUT $6 BILLION FOR STUDENTS, PLUS ANOTHER BILLION JUST FOR TEACHERS TO BE FULLY CONNECTED >> THIS IS THE BEST INVESTMENT WE COULD MAKE IN AMERICA'S FUTURE AND AMERICA'S YOUNG PEOPLE, WHY NOT TURN THIS CRISIS INTO A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY >> FOR THE WALLACE FAMILY IN CALIFORNIA IT IS BEEN A STRUGGLE SINCE HER DISTRICT MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING >> WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO UPGRADE OUR INTERNET, SINCE YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT A BILLABLE THING TO FACTOR INTO EVERYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW >> THE FAMILY RECEIVED CRONE BOOKS, SO THEIR TWO SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN COULD CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION

>>> WE WEREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS ON OUR OWN BUT NOW, IT IS A BLESSING, A SMART PHONE, A TABLET COMPUTER, IT IS A NECESSITY >>> SOMETHING ELSE STUDENTS MORE THAN EVER CANNOT DO WITHOUT >> RURAL AREAS HAVE THE BIGGEST GAP, EVEN IN STATES WITH THE BEST INTERNET ACCESS, WITH ONE QUARTER OF STUDENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO RELIABLE ONLINE SERVICES, A LOT OF DISTRICTS HAVE STRUGGLED WITH THIS, NOT WANTING TO LIMIT LEARNING, BUT ALSO WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THAT LEARNING, SAVANNA WILLIAMS >>> REMOTE LEARNING IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH WHEN YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT THERE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, YOU'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS, IF YOU DO GO BACK TO YOUR JOB YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> AMONG THE GAELS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SUN BACK ABOUT PEACE >>> THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CALLING IT A PANDEMIC, NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY IN ITS IMPACT >>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING FOR STABILITY I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL, HOW IS IT GOING TO WORK

>> 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 EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE STARTING IN BRAZIL, A GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST THAT UNITES US

>> THE PEOPLE WE SPOKE TO SAID THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN BRINGING STUDENTS BACK, IN STAGES >>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIVE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THEM, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN VED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION, ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>>> FREEDOM >> THIS MORNING SOME ARE FURIOUS IN FLORIDA >> AS A BATTLE OVER BEACH CLOSURES HEATS UP THE MAYORS OF THREE FLORIDA CITIES SHOUTED DOWN BY HECKLERS >> WHILE ANNOUNCING THEIR BEACHES WILL CLOSE FOR THE UPCOMING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND

THIS HAS EXCEPTIONS NATIONWIDE CONTINUE THEIR RAPID RISE THE US SURPASSING 2 1/2 MILLION CASES, WITH MORE THAN 125,000 DEATHS >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING, YOU HAVE TO ACT IN PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY, WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS

>> THE HEALTH CRISIS CAUSING TENSIONS TO SPILL OVER, A NORTH HOLLYWOOD WOMAN SHAMED FOR NOT WEARING A MASK INSIDE A TRADER JOE'S >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM >> A CRUSH OF NEW CASES IN CALIFORNIA IN LA, FORCING THE GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE

ISSUING A STATE ORDER ON SUNDAY CLOSING BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS IN LA COUNTY AND SIX OTHERS RECOMMENDING COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA TAKE SIMILAR ACTION >>> OVER THE WEEKEND, RECORD NUMBERS REPORTED IN GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA, AND FLORIDA WHICH HAS MORE THAN 9500 NEW CASES ON SATURDAY GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS SAID THE BIGGEST INCREASES AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE 25 TO 34

>>> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING YOU'RE GOING OUT AND DOING DIFFERENT THINGS >> TO STOP THE VIRUS, FLORIDA BANNING DRINKING IN BARS, THREE WEEKS AFTER MANY REOPENED >> WHERE SHUT DOWN, WE DON'T HAVE A KITCHEN, WE DON'T SERVE FOOD, SO WE CAN'T OPERATE >> AFTER REPORTING TO THOUSAND CASES IN A SINGLE DAY HERE IN FLORIDA, WE ASKED THE MAYOR ABOUT IT, HE SAID WHAT HE FINDS UNNERVING IS NOT JUST THE NUMBER OF CASES BUT THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE TESTING POSITIVE, ON SUNDAY IN THIS AREA, 22%, WHICH IS AN INDICATION OF A HIGHER RATE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION >>> >>> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS, IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED, IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

>>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THIS MORNING AS CASES SERGE, TEXAS IS PUTTING ITS REOPEN IN REVERSE THE STATE SETTING A TROUBLING NEW RECORD FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS, WITH ABOUT 5500 PATIENTS, NOW IN HOSPITAL BEDS

>>> IF YOU DON'T NEED TO GET OUT, THERE IS NO REASON TO GO OUT >> TESTING SITES ARE NOW OVERWHELMED, THE LINE AT THIS HOUSTON DRIVE-THROUGH LOCATION, STRETCHING FOR BLOCKS >> IT IS BETTER TO KNOW THAN NOT TO KNOW >> SOME PARAMEDICS ARE FACING OUR LONG WAIT TIMES, JUST TO TRANSFER A PATIENT FROM THE AMBULANCE INTO THE HOSPITAL BARS ARE NOW CLOSED DOWN AGAIN, RESTAURANT CAPACITIES SCALED- BACK

>> WE DIDN'T THINK WE WERE AT THE POINT WHERE WE COULD BE LIKE THAT >>> IN DALLAS SUNDAY, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE DONNED A MASK AT A CHURCH FOR MORE THAN 100 FIRE MEMBERS THINGS SIDE-BY- SIDE WITHOUT THEM THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER SAYING THIS >> YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING EVERYWHERE, WEARING A MASK IS A GOOD IDEA >> TO THE WEST ARIZONA IS ALSO BREAKING RECORDS WITH MORE THAN 3800 NEW CASES REPORTED ON SUNDAY, AND HOSPITALS INUNDATED

>>> WE DON'T HAVE SPACE TO SEE HER PATIENTS WHO DON'T HAVE COVID TRADE >> OTHER HOTSPOTS, ARIZONA GOVERNOR HAS NOT REIMPOSED RESTRICTIONS, WITH CROWDS PACKING THE RIVERS WITH INNER TUBES THIS WEEKEND, TRYING TO BEAT THE TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT >> HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATIONS PLAYED A ROLE IN SPREADING THE VIRUS NOW THEY ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND HERE IN HOUSTON, THERE WILL BE A 15 MINUTE FIREWORK SHOW, BUT NO BIG FESTIVAL OR GATHERING THEIR ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WATCH ON TV OR FROM THEIR YARD >>> YOU ARE 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 IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

>>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THAT BRINGS US TO DR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, GOOD MORNING TO YOU, I'M SURE YOU HEARD THE SECRETARY ALEC AZORES WARNING THE WINDOW IS CLOSING FOR US TO TAKE ACTION, AND GET THIS UNDER CONTROL

DO YOU AGREE, AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW? >> GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, I DO AGREE, THE WINDOW HERE IS VERY NARROW, WE'VE KNOWN ABOUT THE VIRUS, I THINK IF YOU FALL BEHIND AS WE HAVE, YOU'VE GOT TO ACT QUICKLY AND AGGRESSIVELY, I THINK ACROSS ALL THE STATES WE JUST CAN'T HAVE BARS I'M NOT SURE THAT WE CAN EVEN RUN RESTAURANTS, TOUR PEOPLE ARE SEEDING INDOORS, NIGHTCLUBS, ANYTHING THAT GATHERS PEOPLE INDOORS, I THINK AT THIS MOMENT IS WAY TO RISK IT HAS TO BE DIALED BACK >> WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THIS RISE TO, SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE MEMORIAL DAY CROWDS SOME PEOPLE WONDER IF IT IS THE PROTEST, LEADING TO MORE VIRUS CASES, SPIKING THE LACK OF WEARING MASKS UNIFORMLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND IT? >> I THINK IT IS A COMBINATION OF ALL OF THE THINGS, IF WE THINK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT ARE RISKY MOST OF THE STATES, OPENED WHEN THEY ARE UNDERLINING LEVEL OF CASES WAS HIGH, THEY WEREN'T COMING DOWN SO THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE'S GUIDELINE FOR OPENING UP AND THEN, GATHERING ESPECIALLY INDOOR GATHERINGS, BARS, RESTAURANTS, THOSE ARE PARTICULARLY RISKY AND NONE OF THE STATES HAD MANDATORY MASK LAWS, YOU PUT ALL OF THAT TOGETHER AND I DO THINK THAT IT IS A COMBINATION OF FACTORS THAT LED US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY >> NOW WE ARE CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER BIG HOLIDAY, FOURTH OF JULY, WHAT WOULD YOUR MESSAGE BE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING A GATHERING, EVEN I GATHERING OUTSIDE, OR EXPANDING THEIR CIRCLES RIGHT NOW

>>> IF YOU ARE IN ONE OF THE HOT ZONES, REALLY I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TO REESE RETHINK LARGE GATHERINGS, INDOOR GATHERINGS ARE VERY RISKY, OUTDOOR IS BETTER IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BACKYARD BARBECUE AND KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANCED FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY OKAY BUT, I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE MARRIED A MASK AND TRY TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF RISK BECAUSE HOSPITALS ARE GETTING PRETTY STRETCHED ACROSS MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY >> WE SAW THOSE IMAGES, LONG LINES, PEOPLE WAITING FOR TESTING, IN SOME OF THESE HOTSPOT KIT STATES, VERY CLOSE TOGETHER WAITING FOR TESTING WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> WELL, IT'S STILL FRUSTRATING MANY OF US HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING FOR MONTHS PEOPLE ARE BORED OF THE FACT THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING AND YET HERE WE ARE, WE HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT TESTING, PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT HOURS TO GET A SIMPLE MEDICAL TEST THAT WE AS A COUNTRY KNOW WE HAVE NEEDED FOR MANY MONTHS SO WHEN WE HEAR FROM OUR LEADERS THAT WE HAVE TOO MANY TESTS, OR PLENTY OF TEST I THINK ALL OF THOSE LINES SHOW US THAT WE DON'T, PLUS I THINK MAKING OURSELVES, WERE SO CLOSE TOGETHER IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF PEOPLE COULD BE SPACED OUT

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

>>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS, AND WEARING MASKS, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT, WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> EXACTLY READ THIS IS NOTABLE, MIKE PENCE NOTING PEOPLE IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS WERE WEARING MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD, HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD-HIT TEXAS ON SUNDAY, TAKE A LISTEN >>> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK, IN THE AFFECTED AREAS, WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> WILLIE, TO YOUR POINT HENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK ON SUNDAY BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING ONE AND HAS REALLY ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING ON, THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM BROADLY FOR NOT ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATION'S OWN GUIDELINES THAT INCLUDES AT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA LAST WEEK REMEMBER THAT ACCORDING TO VIDEO, OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON POST NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS, WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN IN A STATEMENT THE CAMPAIGN SENT SAYING THE RALLY WAS IN A FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >> YOU ARE 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 IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> OVERNIGHT, THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING, ACCORDING TO U

S INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS RUSSIAN BOUNTY ON US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN OFFERED THE TALIBAN MILITANTS MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF SEVERAL US

SERVICE MEMBERS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TELLS NBC NEWS THE VERACITY OF THE UNDERLYING ALLEGATIONS, CONTINUE TO BE EVALUATED, SEPARATELY AS SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY BOUNTY WAS ACTUALLY PAID "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WAS 1st TO REPORT THE EXISTENCE OF THOSE BOUNTIES, THE TIMES SAID THE INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING BOOK, AND WAS DISCUSSED IN AN INTERAGENCY MEETING IN MARCH, OVERNIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP DENIED HE WAS EVER BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AND TWEETED UNTIL JUST REPORTED TO ME, THEY DID NOT FIND THIS INFORMATION CREDIBLE, AND THEREFORE DID NOT REPORTED TO ME, OR THE VP, POSSIBLY ANOTHER FABRICATED RUSSIA HOAX EARLIER IN THE DAY, HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI, HAD A SCATHING RESPONSE, CALLING THE PRESIDENT'S REACTION APPALLING AND REQUESTING AN URGENT UPDATE TO CONGRESS

>> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS, YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTES OF THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF THIS HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING THAT HE KNEW ANYTHING >> IT COMES AMIDST GROWING OUTRAGE, AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WE TREATED A RACIST VIDEO, IN THE TWEET THE PRESIDENT THINKS IT IS SUPPORTERS AT A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, IS SEEN AS AN EXPLETIVE FACE-OFF BETWEEN THE SUPPORTERS AND TRUMP OPPONENTS, THE VIDEO SHOWED ONE MAN REPEATEDLY CHANTING WHITE POWER >> ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ALLIES SENATOR TIM SCOTT CONDEMNED THE TWEET CALLING IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE IS NO QUESTION THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE RETWEETED IT, HE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT DOWN >> THE RETWEET WAS TAKEN DOWN AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF

THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST REMARKS >> IT IS WORTH NOTING WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE NOTICED THE CONTENTS OF A CULTURAL RETWEET HE MADE IN APRIL HE SAID I NOTICE EVERYTHING >> AS FOR THE RUSSIA STORY A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WORKED ON THE MATTER, THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE REPORT CALLING IT LIES >> WE HEARD A FEW MINUTES AGO, IN THE SHOW VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> THIS WAS NOTABLE, VICE PRESIDENT, NOTING PEOPLE IN CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AREAS NEED TO WEAR A MASK TO PREVENT THE SPREAD, HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD-HIT TEXAS

ON SUNDAY, TAKE A LISTEN WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE, TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS, WEARING A MASK IS A GOOD IDEA >> PENS WAS SEEING WEARING A MASK, BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEAR ONE, AND REALLY HAS ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE, WITH THE FACE COVERING ON, THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM FOR NOT ENFORCING THE GUIDELINES, INCLUDING THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, PHOTOS TAKEN BY THE WASHINGTON POST NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC, THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS TO DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS, WE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND THEY SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >> YOU ARE 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 IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIKE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> DEREK CHAUVIN THE FORMER OFFICER WHO PROSECUTORS SAY KNELT ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR HEREIN COURT, LATER TODAY, VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE THE THREE OTHER FORMER OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THIS CASE ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN PERSON, NOW HE IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER THE THREE OTHER FORMER OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED OF AIDING AND ABETTING MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER, IF CONVICTED THEY FACE 40 YEARS IN PRISON NOW PROTEST HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS HAVE CONTINUED IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING FLOYD'S DEATH, A FEW DAYS AGO THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO DEFUND THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOW, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC NEWS THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION SAYS A QUARTER OF THE POLICE FORCE IS CONSIDERING QUITTING OR RETIRING, A CROSS THE COUNTRY AS THEY ARE UNDER ATTACK >> AN OFFICER DID ARE HORRIFIC THING BUT YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WITH THE SAME BRUSH, THAT STEREOTYPING IN THE WORST WAY >> LIEUTENANT BOB KROLL SAID THE UNION IS NO LONGER REPRESENTING DEREK CHAUVIN BUT IS STANDING BY THE THREE OTHER OFFICERS AND IT WANTS TO SEE THE BODY CAMBRIDGE FOOTAGE FROM THE INCIDENT WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS, IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOB THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> IN AURORA, COLORADO A SYMPHONY OF STRINGS MINGLED WITH THE MANY VOICES DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN

THE 23-YEAR-OLD MASSAGE THERAPIST DIED AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE LAST AUGUST >>>'S FAMILY JOINED PROTESTERS IN THE DENVER SUBURBS DEMANDING THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN MacLEAN'S DEATH FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES >>> THE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL AS POLICE IN RIOT GEAR TRIED TO BREAK IT UP >> HUMANITY MATTERS ELIJAH McCLAIN'S DEATH UNDER NEW SCRUTINY IN THE WAKE OF PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

>> IT IS TRAGIC THAT IT TOOK THE DEATH OF ANOTHER YOUNG LAN ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BRING LIGHT TO ELIJAH'S CASE BUT THE FAMILY IS VERY GLAD THAT PEOPLE ARE FINALLY SAYING HIS NAME >> THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS HIM AT A STORE BUYING ICE TEA MOMENTS BEFORE POLICE APPROACHED HIM AS HE WALKED HOME >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING SUSPICIOUS >> HE WAS ANEMIC AND WOULD WEAR A SKI MASK TO STAY WARM, SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS, AND CALLED POLICE

>> OFFICERS USED A CHOKEHOLD TO RESTRAIN MacLEAN PARAMEDICS LATER INJECTED HIM WITH THE DRUG KETAMINE TO CALM HIM DOWN >> HE WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DIED SEVERAL DAYS LATER, POLICE SAY AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS ACTIONS FOLLOWED PROTOCOL, ALL THREE HAVE SINCE BEEN REASSIGNED THE CITY SET FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE >> THERE IS NOW A FLURRY OF MOVEMENT IN THIS CASE AFTER A YEAR, FOR ELIJAH'S FAMILY IS THIS ENOUGH? >> THE CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS POINT ARE NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH

>> AND ATTORNEY SAID HIS DEATH WAS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED >> ELISHA WAS AN ABSOLUTE ANGEL HE WAS AN INNOCENT YOUNG MAN WHO HAD NEVER HAD ANY CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POLICE >> NOW THE AUTOPSY IN THIS CASE WAS INCONCLUSIVE FINDING THE MANNER OF DEATH TO BE UNDETERMINED SAYING IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT A NATURAL DEATH, OR HOMICIDE, AURORA POLICE HAVE SINCE BANNED THE USE OF THE CHOKEHOLD, THAT WAS USED ON MacLEAN >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON THIS MONDAY CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS NATIONWIDE, THE SEVEN DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES JUMPED MORE THAN 41% IN THE PAST WEEK THE NATIONS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY WITH A DIRE WARNING >> WE'VE GOT ARE FATALITY RATES AND OR HOSPITALIZATION RATES THE LOWEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN TWO MONTHS BUT THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION THE WINDOW IS CLOSING, WE HAVE TO ACT, CDC DATA DOES SHOW THE NUMBER OF WEEKLY DEATHS FROM COBIT IS DECLINING MOST RECENTLY DIPPING INTO THE HUNDREDS

THAT IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DEATHS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE SPRING BUT EXPERTS ARE CAUTIONING THE PUBLIC TO REMEMBER HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS ARE SO-CALLED LAGGING INDICATORS OF COVID-19 SOON YOU WILL BE SEEING MORE DEATHS EVEN THOUGH THE DEATHS ARE COMING DOWN, AS A COUNTRY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO START SEEING THEM COMING UP NOW THE POSITIVITY RATE IN STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA ARE ALSO ON THE RISE, MEANING NEW CASES ARE NOT JUST A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING

>> IN MOST STATES NURSING AND INCREASE AND IT IS A REAL INCREASE IT IS NOT MORE TESTS, IT'S MORE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS DR SAY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DRIVING THE LATEST SPIKE AND MANY OF WHOM ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, RIGHT NOW MUCH YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS, THEY DON'T HAVE NEARLY THE COMPLICATIONS FROM CORONAVIRUS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE DO, OR THOSE WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS, WHILE THE YOUNGER ADULTS HAVE BETTER SURVIVAL ODDS, THE CONCERN IS FOR THOSE THEY INFECT >> WERE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER GO UP OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 30 DAYS, THE CASES IN YOUNGER ADULTS DO SPREAD TO OLDER INDIVIDUALS, AND THOSE THAT HAVE CONDITIONS, THAT PUT THEM AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASE >> DOCTORS ARE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP BETTER STRATEGIES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS

IN ICUS DOCTORS DELAY PUTTING PATIENTS ON A VENTILATOR INSTEAD, TREATING THEM WITH 100% OXYGEN, AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR STOMACHS TO ALLOW FOR BETTER BLOOD AND O2 FLOW AND PATIENTS ARE GETTING NEW TREATMENTS, LIKE CONVALESCENT PLASMA, THE ANTIVIRAL DRUG REMDESIVIR, AND A STEROIDS LIKE DEXAMETHASONE, STILL EXPERTS ARE REMINDING AMERICANS NOT TO LOSE PERSPECTIVE >> I THINK HUNDRED 20 DAYS AGO COVID-19, WAS NOT EVEN IN THE TOP 75 CAUSES OF DEATH, IN THE COUNTRY MUCH A PART OF APRIL AND MAY IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH BY DAY WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT HAPPEN, SINCE 1918

WERE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS GO BACK AGAIN, WE WILL CYCLE A BIT UP-AND-DOWN >> OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS WE HAVE HEARD THE TERM HERD IMMUNITY, WHERE ENOUGH PEOPLE HAVE COVID-19 THE TRANSMISSION BEGINS TO SLOW, RACING EVIDENCE THAT IS HAPPENING YET? THE EXPERTS SAY RIGHT NOW OFFICIALLY 5 TO 7% OF THE POPULATION HAS HAD COVID, OFFICIALLY, NOW IN ORDER TO GET TO THE BIG NUMBER, THEY'RE SUGGESTING ULTIMATELY WE WILL SEE 50 TO 70% OF THE POPULATION HAVING BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID- 19, HAVING HAD COVID 19, NOW YOU'RE TALKING 220 MILLION, OR 225 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE POPULATION OF 320 MILLION, WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE GET THOSE KINDS OF NUMBERS >> INTERESTING STUFF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> YOU ARE 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 IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> INTERNET ACCESS IS SOMETHING MANY AMERICANS TAKE , TO SUBMIT EVERYTHING AND PROVE THAT MY KIDS ARE DOING SCHOOL AND WE CANNOT LOGIN

>> FOR MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WITHOUT ANY ONLINE AXES IT CAN BE DEVASTATING >> INTERNET SHOULD IT BE SOMETHING THAT JUST PEOPLE THAT MORE AFFLUENT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE >> IT IS NOT JUST THE INTERNET IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS EVERY STUDENT NOW NEEDS A LAPTOP, OR A TABLET JUST TO ATTEND SCHOOL, SO IT IS EASY TO SEE WHY MANY HAVE FALLEN BEHIND >> COVID-19 HAS LITERALLY CHANGED THE NATURE OF THE EDUCATION IN THIS COUNTRY

>> A NEW STUDY BY COMMON SENSE MEDIUM FINDS 30% OF K-12 STUDENTS, 15 TO 16 MILLION, DON'T HAVE THE BASIC INTERNET SERVICE OR THE DEVICES THEY NEED, TO ATTEND ONLINE SCHOOLS AND AROUND 10% OF TEACHERS, 300 TO 400,000 IN ALL, LACK THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS, TO REACH THEIR STUDENTS >> IT IS FRUSTRATING FOR THE TEACHERS, THEY ARE CREATING CONTENT THEY DON'T WANT THEIR STUDENTS TO FALL BEHIND ABLE UPGRADE OUR INTERNET EITHER IT'S NOT A BILL WE'RE READY TO FACTOR INTO EVERYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW

>> Reporter: THE FAMILY DID RECEIVE CHROME BOOKS FROM THE SOUTH LOS ANGELES GROUP JUST SO THEIR TWO SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN COULD CONTINUE THE CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION >> WE WEREN'T ABLE TO DO THIS ON OUR OWN, SO THIS REALLY CAME AS A BLESSING A SMART PHONE A TABLET OR COMPUTER IS A NECESSITY >> Reporter: SOMETHING STUDENTS NOW MORE THAN EVER CAN'T T CADO WITHOU RURAL RURAL AREAS HAVE THE ABIGGEST GAP BUT EVEN IN STATES WITH THE BEST INTERNET ACCESS ALMOST 1/4 OF STUDENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO RELIABLE ONLINE SERVICE AT A LOT OF DISTRICTS HAVE STRUGGLED WITH THIS

NOT WANTING TO LIMIT LEARNING IT ALSO WANTING TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THAT LEARNING SAVANNA? >> REMOTE LEARNING IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH WHEN YOU HAVE INTERNET BUT IT'S ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT THERE, KATE THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> THIS MORNING SOME ARE FURIOUS IN FLORIDA >> NO MORE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> Reporter: AS A BATTLE OVER BEACH CLOSURES HEATS UP THE MAYORS OF THREE CITIES SHOUTED DOWN BY HECKLERS

WHILE ANNOUNCING THEIR BEACHES WILL CLOSE FOR THE UPCOMING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND THIS AS THE US SURPASSING 25 MILLION CASES WITH MORE THAN 125,000 DEATHS

>> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INFECTIONS CONTINUE THEIR RAPID RISE WITH THE US ARE PASSING 2 1/2 MILLION CASES, WITH MORE THAN 125,000 DEATHS >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING AND WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY, WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS >> Reporter: THE HEALTH CRISIS CAUSING TENSIONS TO SPILL OVER

A NORTH HOLLYWOOD WOMAN SHAMED FOR NOT WEARING A MASK INSIDE A TRADER JOE'S SUNDAY CLOSING BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS IN LA COUNTY AND SIX OTHER >> DO NOT HARASS ME FOR NOT WEARING A MASK I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM

>> Reporter: IN CALIFORNIA A CRUSH OF NEW CASES FORCING THE GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE ISSUING A STATE ORDER SUNDAY CLOSING BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS IN LA COUNTY AND SIX OTHERS WHILE RECOMMENDING EIGHT COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA TAKE SIMILAR ACTIONS OVER THE WEEKEND RECORD NUMBERS REPORTED IN GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA AND FLORIDA WHICH HAD MORE THAN 9500 NEW CASES ON SATURDAY GOV RON DESANTIS SAYS THE BIGGEST INCREASE IS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE 25 TO 34 YEARS OLD >> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING, YOU'RE GOING OUT AND DOING DIFFERENT THINGS

>> Reporter: TO STOP THE SPIKE FLORIDA NOW BANNING DRINKING IN BARS JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER MANY REOPENED >> WE ARE SHUT DOWN WE DON'T HAVE A KITCHEN AND WE DON'T SERVE SOON SO WE CAN'T OPERATE >> Reporter: AFTER REPORTING NEARLY 10,000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY HERE IN FLORIDA WE ASKED THE MAYOR ABOUT IT WE ASKED MIAMI-DADE'S MAYOR ABOUT IT HE FINDS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE AND HE SAYS WHAT HE FINDS UNNERVING IS NOT THE NUMBER OF CASES BUT THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE

ON SUNDAY IN THIS AREA 22%, WHICH IS AN INDICATION OF A HIGHER RATE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION >>> THIS MORNING AS CASES SURGE TEXAS IS PUTTING ITS REOPEN IN REVERSE THE STATE IS SETTING A TROUBLING RECORD FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS WITH ABOUT 5500 PATIENTS NOW IN HOSPITALS TO GO OUT >> Reporter: TESTING SITES ARE NOW OVERWHELMED THE LINE AT THIS HOUSTON DRIVE-THROUGH LOCATION STRETCHING FOR BLOCKS

>> IT IS BETTER TO K >> IF YOU DON'T NEED TO GET OUT THERE IS NO REASON TO GO OUT >> Reporter: TESTING SITES ARE NOW OVERWHELMED THE LINE AT THIS HOUSTON DRIVE- THROUGH LOCATIONS STRETCHING FOR BLOCKS >> IS BETTER TO KNOW THAN NOT TO KNOW

>> Reporter: SOME PARAMEDICS ARE FACING OUR LONG WAIT TIMES JUST TO TRANSFER A PATIENT FROM THE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL OURS ARE CLOSED AGAIN AND RESTAURANT CAPACITY SCALED- BACK >> WE THINK WE'RE AT THE POINT WHERE WE WOULD GO BACKWARDS LIKE THAT >> Reporter: IN DALLAS SUNDAY THE VICE PRESIDENT DONNED A MASK AT A CHURCH WITH MORE THAN 100 CHOIR MEMBERS STANDING SIDE-BY-SIDE WITHOUT THEM THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER SAYING THIS

>> YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, THEN WEARING A MASK IS A GOOD IDEA >> Reporter: TO THE WEST ARIZONA IS BREAKING RECORDS WITH MORE THAN 3800 NEW CASES REPORTED SUNDAY AND HOSPITALS INUNDATED >> WE DON'T HAVE SPACE TO SEE OUR PATIENTS WHO DON'T HAVE COVID >> Reporter: UNLIKE OTHER HOTSPOTS ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR HAS NOT REIMPOSED RESTRICTIONS AS CROWDS PACKED ARIZONA RIVERS WITH INNER TUBES THIS WEEKEND TRYING TO BEAT THE TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT

HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATIONS PLAYED A ROLE IN SPREADING THE VIRUS AND NOW THEY ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND IN HOUSTON, THERE WILL BE A 15 MINUTE FIREWORKS SHOW BUT NO BIG FESTIVAL OR GATHERINGS AND THEY ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WATCH ON TV OR FROM THEIR YARDS >>> THAT BRINGS US TO DR SHAW DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, I'M SURE YOU HEARD THE SECRETARIES WARNING THAT THE WINDOW IS CLOSING FOR US TO TAKE ACTION AND GET THIS UNDER CONTROL DO YOU AGREE AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW? >> GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, I DO AGREE WITH SECRETARY A's ARE, THE WINDOW IS NARROW AND EVEN RESTAURANTS THE THING WE KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS IS IF YOU FALL BEHIND AS WE HAVE YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY AND AGGRESSIVELY I THINK ACROSS THE STATES WE JUST CANNOT HAVE A BARS, I'M NOT SURE THAT WE SHOULD EVEN HAVE RESTAURANTS WITH SEATING INDOORS, NIGHTCLUBS, ANYTHING THAT GATHERS PEOPLE INDOORS AT THIS MOMENT IS WAY TOO RISKY AND HAS TO BE DIALED BACK

>> WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THIS RISE TO? SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MEMORIAL DAY CROWDS AND SOME WONDER IF IT IS PROTESTS THAT WILL LEAD TO MORE VIRUS CASES, THE LACK OF WEARING MASKS UNIFORMLY, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND IT? >> I THINK IT IS A COMBINATION OF ALL OF THOSE THINGS, IF WE THINK ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE REALLY RISKY, MOST OF THE STATES OPENED WHEN THEIR UNDERLYING LEVEL OF CASES WAS STILL HIGH AND THEY WEREN'T COMING DOWN SO THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE'S GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP THEN GATHERINGS, ESPECIALLY INDOOR GATHERINGS AT BARS AND RESTAURANTS, ARE PARTICULARLY RISKY AND NONE OF THE STATES HAD MANDATORY MASK LAWS AND YOU PUT THAT TOGETHER AND I DO THINK THAT IS THE COMBINATION OF FACTORS THAT HAS LED US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY >> NOW WE ARE CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER BIG HOLIDAY, FOURTH OF JULY WHAT WOULD YOUR MESSAGE BE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING A GATHERING, EVEN ONE OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW? >> IF YOU ARE IN ONE OF THESE HOT ZONES, AND REALLY I THINK PEOPLE OUGHT TO RETHINK ANY LARGE GATHERINGS INDOOR OR OUTDOORS BUT OF COURSE INDOOR GATHERINGS ARE VERY RISKY SO OUTDOORS IS BETTER

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BACKYARD BARBECUE AND CAN KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANT FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS, I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY OKAY BUT PEOPLE SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK AND WE GOT TO REALLY TRY OUR BEST COUNTRY >> LONG LINES, PEOPLE WAITING FOR T TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF RISK BECAUSE OUR HOSPITALS ARE GETTING PRETTY STRETCHED ACROSS MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY >> WE ALSO SAW THOSE IMAGES OF LONG LINES AND PEOPLE WAITING FOR TESTING IN SOME OF THESE HOTSPOT STATES AND BY THE WAY VERY CLOSE TOGETHER WAITING FOR TESTING WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> IT IS STILL FRUSTRATING

MANY OF US HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING FOR MONTHS AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING BORED OF THE FACT THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL TALKING ABOUT TESTING YET HERE WE ARE, WE STILL HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT THAT PEOPLE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT HOURS TO GET A SIMPLE MEDICAL TEST KNOW WE'VE NEEDED FOR MANY, MANY MONTHS SO WHEN WE HEAR FROM OUR LEADERS WE H THAT WE AS A COUNTRY KNOW THAT WE'VE NEEDED FOR MANY MANY MONTHS SO WHEN WE HEAR FROM OUR LEADERS THAT WE HAVE TOO MANY TESTS ARE PLENTY OF TESTS I THINK ALL OF THOSE LINES SHOW US THAT WE DON'T AND IT REALLY MAKES ME NERVOUS TO HAVE ALL THOSE PEOPLE SO CLOSE TOGETHER, IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF THEY COULD SPACE OUT >> THESE ARE URGENT DAYS FOR SURE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME

>>> OVERNIGHT THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THAT ACCORDING TO US INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN OFFERED TO TALIBAN MILITANTS U A SPOK MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF SEVERAL US SERVICE MEMBERS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL TELLS NBC NEWS THE VERACITY OF THE UNDERLYING ALLEGATIONS CONTINUES TO BE EVALUATED, SEPARATELY A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT BOUNTY ANY BOUNTY WAS ACTUALLY PAID THE NEW YORK TIMES DISCUSSED AT MEETING IN MARCH OVERNIGHT PRESIDENT TRUMP DENIED HE WAS EVER BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AND TWEETED, INTEL JUST WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE EXISTENCE OF THOSE BOUNTIES, THE TIME SAYS THE INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN A PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING BOOK AND WAS DISCUSSED AT AN INTERAGENCY MEETING IN MARCH, OVERNIGHT PRES

TRUMP DENIED HE WAS EVER BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AND TWEETED INTEL JUST REPORTED TO ME THEY DID NOT FIND THE INFO CREDIBLE AND THEREFORE DID NOT REPORT IT TO ME OR THE VP, POSSIBLY ANOTHER FABRICATED RUSH A AX EARLIER IN THE DAY HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HAD A SCATHING RESPONSE CALLING THE PRESIDENTS REACTION APPALLING AND REQUESTING AN URGENT UPDATE TO CONGRESS >> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS, YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD IT HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING THAT HE KNEW ANYTHING >> Reporter: THIS COMES AMID GROWING OUTRAGE AFTER PRES TRUMP RETWEETED A RACIST VIDEO, IN THE TWEET THE PRESIDENT THANKED SUPPORTERS AT A FLORIDA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, THE SCENE OF AN EXPLETIVE FACE-OFF BETWEEN THOSE SUPPORTERS AND TRUMP LADEN FACE-OFF BETWEEN SUPPORTERS AND TRUMP OPPONENTS

THE VIDEO INCLUDES ONE MAN WHO REPEATEDLY IS CHANTING WHITE POWER ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ALLIES, SEN TIM SCOTT, CONDEMNED THE TWEET CALLING IT INDEFENSIBLE >> THERE IS NO QUESTION HE SHOULDN'T HAVE RETWEETED IT, THEY SHOULD TAKE IT DOWN >> Reporter: THE RETWEET WAS DELETED BUT ONLY AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST REMARK

IT IS WORTH NOTING WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE NOTICED THE CONTENTS OF A CONTROVERSIAL RETWEET HE MADE BACK IN APRIL HE SAID QUOTE I NOTICE EVERYTHING AS FOR THE RUSSIA STORY SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TELL NBC NEWS THAT SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE MATTER HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE A LITTLE LATER ON TODAY AND THIS MORNING THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE REPORT CALLING IT QUOTE LIES >> AND WE HEARD A FEW MINUTES AGO THAT >> Reporter: VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ENCOURAGING VP MIKE PENCE WAS TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS AND PRES TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> EXACTLY RIGHT, THIS WAS NOTABLE THAT VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WAS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD AND HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE IN HARD-HIT TEXAS

>> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA POINT, P >> Reporter: WILLY TO YOUR POINT PENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK SUNDAY BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING ONE AND HAS REALLY ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING ON THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM BROADLY FOR NOT ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATION'S OWN GUIDELINES AND THAT INCLUDES AT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA LAST WEEK, ACCORDING TO VIDEO AND PHOTOS OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON POST NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC AND ACCORDING TO SOMEONE FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS WE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND IN THE STATEMENT THE CAMPAIGN SAID QUOTE THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >> JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS

WE KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO >>> VP MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS, WE KNOW PRES TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT, WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> EXACTLY RIGHT, THIS WAS NOTABLE, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD, HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD- HIT TEXAS ON SUNDAY, TAKE A LISTEN >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK, IN THE AFFECTED AREAS AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> Reporter: WILLY TO YOUR POINT PENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK SUNDAY BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING ONE AND HAS ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING ON

ACCORDIS THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM BROADLY FOR NOT ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATION'S OWN GUIDELINES AND THAT INCLUDES AT THAT CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA LAST WEEK, REMEMBER THAT? ACCORDING TO VIDEO AND PHOTOS OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON POST NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC AND ACCORDING TO A PERSON FROM WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS WE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND IN A STATEMENT THE CAMPAIGN SAID QUOTE THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >>> DEREK CHAUVIN THE FORMER OFFICER WHO PROSECUTORS SAY KNELT ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT LATER TODAY VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE THE THREE OTHER FORMER OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE CASE ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN PERSON DEREK CHAUVIN IS CHARGED WITH SECOND-DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER AND THE OTHER FORMER OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED OF AIDING AND ABETTING MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER, IF CONVICTED THEY EACH FACE UP TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON

PROTESTS HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS HAVE CONTINUED IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING FLOYD'S DEATH AND JUST A FEW DAYS AGO THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO DEFUND THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC NEWS THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION SAID THAT ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF THE POLICE FORCE IS CONSIDERING EITHER QUITTING OR RETIRING AS COPS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE UNDER ATTACK >> AN OFFICER DID A HORRIFIC THING BUT YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WITH THAT SAME BRUSH, THAT IS JUST EARLY TYPING IN THE WORST WAY >> Reporter: THE LIEUTENANT SAYS THAT THE UNION IS NO LONGER REPRESENTING DEREK CHAUVIN BUT IS STANDING BY THE OTHER THREE OFFICERS AND IT WANTS TO SEE THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM THE INCIDENT WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED [ MUSIC ] >>> IN AURORA COLORADO A SYMPHONY OF STRINGS WITH MANY VOICES DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH MacLEAN, THE 23-YEAR-OLD WHO DIED AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE LAST AUGUST

N ENCOUNTER POLICE LAST AUGUST HIS FAMILY HIS FAMILY JOINED PROTESTERS IN THE DENVER SUBURB DEMANDING THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN MacLEAN'S DEATH FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES THIS SEEMINGLY PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL AS POLICE IN RIOT GEAR TRIED TO BREAK IT UP >>> MATTERS! >> Reporter: NOW THIS CAS E IS UNDER SCRUTINY AFTER THE DEATH >> Reporter: MacLEAN'S DEATH 10 MONTHS AGO NOW UNDER NEW SCRUTINY IN THE WAKE OF PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> IT IS TRAGIC THAT IT TOOK THE DEATH OF YET ANOTHER BLACK MAN ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BRING LIGHT TO ELIJAH'S CASE BUT THE FAMILY IS VERY GLAD THAT PEOPLE ARE FINALLY SAYING ELIJAH'S NAME

>> Reporter: THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS MacLEAN AT A STORE BUYING ICED TEA MOMENTS BEFORE POLICE APPROACHED HIM AS HE WALKED HOME WARM SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS A >> WE ARE STOPPING YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING SUSPICIOUS >> Reporter: McLEAN WAS ANEMIC HIS FAMILY SAID AND WORE A SKI MASK TO STAY WARM SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED POLICE

OFFICERS USED A CHOKEHOLD TO RESTRAIN MacLEAN PARAMEDICS LATER INJECTED HIM WITH THE DRUG KETAMINE, POLICE SAID TO CALM HIM DOWN MacLEAN WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DIED SEVERAL DAYS LATER POLICE SAY AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS ACTIONS FOLLOWED PROTOCOL ALL THREE HAVE SINCE BEEN REASSIGNED THE CITY SAID FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT, LAST WEEK THE GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INVESTIGATE >> THERE IS NOW A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY ON THE CASE AFTER A YEAR, FOR ELIJAH'S FAMILY IS THIS ENOUGH? >> THE CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS POINT ARE NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY FOR THE FAMILY SAYS HIS DEATH WAS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED >> ELIJAH McCLAIN WAS AN ABSOLUTE ANGEL, HE WAS AN INNOCENT YOUNG MAN WHO HAD NEVER HAD ANY CONFRONTATIONS WITH POLICE >> Reporter: THE AUTOPSY IN THE CASE WAS INCONCLUSIVE FINDING THE MANNER OF DEATH TO BE UNDETERMINED SAYING THAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT A NATURAL DEATH OR A HOMICIDE, AURORA POLICE HAVE BANNED THE USE OF THAT CHOKEHOLD THAT WAS USED ON ELIJAH McCLAIN

>>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON THIS MONDAY, CORONAVIRUS CASES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON THIS MONDAY CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS, NATIONWIDE THE SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES JUMPED MORE THAN 41% IN THE PAST WEEK THE NATIONS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SEC WITH A DIRE WARNING >> WE'VE GOT FATALITY RATES AND HOSPITALIZATION RATES THE LOWEST THEY'VE BEEN IN TWO MONTHS BUT THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION THE WINDOW IS CLOSING AND WE HAVE TO ACT

>> Reporter: CDC DATA SHOWS THE NUMBER OF WEEKLY DEATHS FROM COVID RICK DECLINING, DIPPING INTO THE 100 SWITCH IS DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WEEKLY DEATHS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE SPRING BUT EXPERTS ARE CAUTIONING THE PUBLIC TO REMEMBER HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS ARE SO-CALLED LAGGING INDICATORS OF COVID-19 >> SOON YOU WILL SEE MORE DEATHS AND EVEN ALTHOUGH THE DEATHS ARE COMING DOWN AS A COUNTRY THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY ARE GOING TO BE COMING UP NOW >> Reporter: THE POSITIVITY RATE IN STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA ARE ON THE RISE MEANING NEW CASES ARE NOT JUST A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> IN THE STATES WHERE YOU ARE SEEING IT INCREASE, IT IS NOT MORE TESTS, IT IS MORE CASES

>> Reporter: DR SAY YOUNG PEOPLE >> RIGHT NOW MUCH YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS THEY DON'T HAVE NEARLY THE COMPLICATION OLDER PEOPL EDO >> Reporter: WHILE THOSE YOUNGER ARE DRIVING THE SPIKE

>> MUCH YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS AND THEY DON'T HAVE NEARLY THE COMPLICATIONS THAT OLDER PEOPLE DO OR THOSE WITH PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS >> Reporter: WHILE THOSE YOUNGER HEALTHIER ADULTS MAY HAVE BETTER SURVIVAL ODDS DRIVING DOWN THE MORTALITY RATE THE CONCERN IS FOR THOSE THEY INFECT >> WE ARE GOING TO SEE THAT NUMBER GO UP OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 30 DAYS, THE CASES IN YOUNGER ADULTS WILL SPREAD TO OLDER INDIVIDUALS AND THOSE WHO HAVE CONDITIONS THAT PUT THEM AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASE >> Reporter: THE DOCTORS ARE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP BETTER STRATEGIES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS, DOCTORS ARE NOW DELAYING PUTTING PATIENTS ON A VENTILATOR AND INSTEAD ARE TREATING THEM WITH 100% OXYGEN AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR STOMACHS TO ALLOW BETTER BLOOD AND O2 FLOW AND PATIENTS ARE GETTING NEW TREATMENTS, TO LIKE CONVALESCENT PLASMA, THE DRUG REMDISIVIR AND MOST RECENTLY STEROIDS LIKE DEXAMETHASONE

STILL EXPERTS ARE REMINDING AMERICANS NOT TO LOSE PERSPECTIVE >> HUNDRED 20 DAYS AGO COVID- 19 WASN'T EVEN IN THE TOP 75 CAUSES OF DEATH IN THIS COUNTRY MUCH OF PARTS OF APRIL AND MAY IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH BY DAY WE HAVEN'T SEEN THAT HAPPEN SINCE 1918 BUT WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS GO BACK UP AGAIN, IT WILL CYCLE A BIT UP AND DOWN

>> OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS WE'VE HEARD THE TERM HERD IMMUNITY, WHERE ENOUGH PEOPLE HAVE COVID-19 THAT TRANSMISSION BEGINS TO SLOW OFFA ARE WE SEEING EVIDENCE THAT IS HAPPENING YET? >> Reporter: THE EXPERTS SAY RIGHT NOW OFFICIALLY 5 TO 7% OF THE POPULATION HAS HAD COVID OFFICIALLY IN ORDER TO GET TO THAT BIG NUMBER THEY ARE SUGGESTING ULTIMATELY WE WILL SEE 50 TO 70%EESE 2 OR 225 MILLION PEOPLE IN A OF THE POPULATION HAVING BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID, HAVING HAD COVID NOW YOU'RE TALKING 220 MILLION OR 225 MILLION PEOPLE IN A POPULATION OF 320 MILLION, WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE HIT THOSE NUMBERS >> TOM COSTELLO, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> Reporter: IT WAS A NIGHT PACKED WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES DURING THE 20th ANNUAL BET AWARDS, HANDED OUT VIRTUALLY DUE TO CORONAVIRUS [ MUSIC ] CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ♪ I JUST WANT TO LIVE ♪ ♪ GOD PROTECT ME ♪ OPENING THE SHOW 12-YEAR-OLD SINGING SENSATION — WHO FIRST CAPTURED ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH A SONG ABOUT BEING A YOUNG BLACK MAN IN TODAY'S WORLD HIS PERFORMANCE OF "I JUST WANT TO HIS A CAPPELLA PERFORMANCE OF I JUST WANT TO LIVE FOLLOWED BY AN ALL-STAR PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC ENEMIES 1989 CLASSIC EMBLEM FIGHT THE POWER ADDING NEW LYRICS WITH CLIPS OF PROTEST MARCHES

>> THE YEAR IS 2020 [ MUSIC THE YEAR ] >> Reporter: FROM THE SOUNDS OF PROTEST TO THE SPIRIT OF THE QUEEN OF SOUL, OSCAR WINNER JENNIFER HUDSON, CHANNELING ICON ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGING A RENDITION OF –, HUDSON WILL STAR AS THE LEGEND IN THE UPCOMING FILM CALLED RESPECT DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR FROM ONE QUEEN TO ANOTHER, QUEEN B BEYONCI RECEIVING THE PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN AWARD PRESENTED TO HER BY HER FRIEND AND FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA SHE PRAISED THE SUPERSTAR FOR HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ACTIVISM >> TO MY GIRL I JUST WANT TO SAY YOU INSPIRE ME

YOU INSPIRE ALL OF US >> Reporter: THE MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD WINNER USING HER SPEECH TO ENCOURAGE VIEWERS TO VOTE >> I WANT TO DEDICATE THIS AWARD TO ALL OF MY BROTHERS OUT THERE, ALL OF MY SISTERS OUT THERE ASPIRING, MARCHING AND FIGHTING FOR CHANGE WE HAVE TO VOTE BECAUSE IT COUNTS >> Reporter: ATTRIBUTE TO BASKETBALL LEGEND KOBE BRYANT WHO DIED IN JANUARY, BY LITTLE WAYNE PERFORMING HIS 2010 TRACK KOBE BRYANT FEATURING CLIPS OF THE NBA STAR PERFORMING ON THE COURT

♪ HEART GOES OUT TO VANESSA WRAPPER THE BABY GRABBING ATTENTION FOR LAUNCHING HIS PERFORMANCE OF HIS HIT ROCK STAR ON THE GROUND WITH THE VIDEO OF THIS WHITE POLICE OFFICER STANDING ON HIS NECK RE-CREATING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND CLIPS OF HIS OWN ENCOUNTERS WITH EVEN AND SAVANNAH AND WILLIE, I WILL TELL YOU, MY KIDS WERE BEGGING TO WATCH IT SO I LET THEM STAY UP ALL NIGHT RACIAL INEQUALITY AND PROFILING >> IT WAS A POWERFUL EVENING AND I WILL TELL YOU MY KIDS WERE BEGGING TO WATCH THIS, I LET THEM STAY UP ALL NIGHT TO WATCH IT AND I WAS AMAZED BECAUSE THEY KNOW EVERY WORD TO EVERY SONG BUT I BRING THIS UP BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU REALIZE THAT THESE ARTISTS HAVE SUCH A POWERFUL PLATFORM SO WHEN THEY SPEAK PEOPLE CERTAINLY LISTEN

>> HOW DO YOU IGNORE SOME OF THE POIGNANCY OF THOSE MESSAGES, THANK YOU >> A BIG COLLECTION OF TALENT THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: AMONG THE CHAOS I AM JUST A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE >> THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY

>>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC, NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT [ MUSIC ] >> WE ARE 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'S GOING TO SPREAD LIKE A RAPIDFIRE >> WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS WE COULD BE DOING THAT WE ARE NOT DOING RIGHT NOW

>> COMING IN NOVEMBER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO FIND A HERO AND HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> I'M JERMAINE LEE, JOIN US AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> IT MAKES YOU THINK THAT WE LIVED IN SOME KIND OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA BUT WE ARE REMINDED >> I REACHED AFTER YOU AFTER I WATCHED — AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

I REMEMBER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE MY GIRLS? WHEN YOU NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN, THAT'S MY THING >> WE COULD HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS , I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS [ MUSIC ] YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF — >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT THEY DON'T WORK AND THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THEIR FAMILIES

>> NBC NEWS — >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIKE 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 PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO –, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION, ALL OF US GIVING A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED WITH KERRY >>> ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST CORONAVIRUS SURGING PROMPTING THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SEC TO ISSUE THIS GRIM PEOPLE AS INDIV HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE

WE NEED WEAR OUR FACE WARNING >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING, WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY, WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS, IF WE ARE IN SETTINGS WHERE WE CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCING PARTICULARLY IN THESE HOT ZONES >> Reporter: AND ARIZONA A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY OF RECORD CASES WITH ICU BEDS AT 87% CAPACITY DESPITE THESE RECORD NUMBERS EXTREME HEAT BROUGHT PEOPLE OUT IN DROVES TO THE SALT RIVER, A POPULAR TUBING SITE MANY WITHOUT MASKS

HEALTHCARE WORKERS LIKE DR BRADLEY DREYFUS SAY THEY ARE WORRIED R REOPENING IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING ABOUT A SURGE IN ARIZONA AFTER REOPENING IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING WORSE >> WE ARE NOT TRYING TO STEM THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS COMING IN AND NOT TRYING TO PREVENT COVID-19 SPREADING, YOU WILL HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM TAKING CARE OF OUR INCREASED WAVE OF PATIENTS COVID IS GOING TO BREAK OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM >> Reporter: IN GEORGIA THE BIGGEST DAILY INCREASE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED, 2225 NEW CASES

AND IN SOUTH CAROLINA CLOSE TO 1000 ICU BEDS ARE OCCUPIED BY CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THAT STATE HAS SEEN DAILY INCREASES OF MORE THAN 1000 NEW CASES FOR THE PAST WEEK CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR ORDERING BARS AND NIGHTSPOTS CLOSED IMMEDIATELY IN SEVEN COUNTIES INCLUDING LOS ANGELES RECOMMENDING EIGHT OTHERS DO THE SAME CITING THE RAPID PACE OF CORONAVIRUS SPREADING IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE IN FLORIDA OVER 23,000 CASES IN 72 HOURS, MORE THAN SIX A MINUTE

RECAUTIONS GOV RON DESANTIS ATTRIBUTES THE RISE IN INFECTIONS TO SUMMER HEAT IN THE UPPER 90s SENDING PEOPLE INDOORS AS WELL AS YOUNG PEOPLE IGNORING PRECAUTIONS LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING, GRADUATION PARTIES, YOU'RE GOING OUT AND DOING DIFFERENT THINGS, AND IN CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTS THAT IS GOING TO BE CONDUCIVE TO TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS >> Reporter: BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONCERNED

AT 23 ARE YOU REALLY WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? >> HONESTLY KNOW >> Reporter: AND SOME FLORIDA BEACHES WILL BE CLOSED FOR JULY 4 WEEKEND >> IT'S NOT JUST MAJOR CITIES RIGHT? IT'S RURAL AREAS, TOO? >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN RURAL AREAS, IN CALIFORNIA, ARKANSAS, KANSAS, MISSOURI, TEXAS, FLORIDA, IN THE LAST WEEK THEY'VE SEEN A DOUBLING IN THE NUMBER OF CASES I AM IN LAKE COUNTY FLORIDA IN A RURAL AREA WHERE THEY JUST BROKE THE SINGLE DAY RECORD OF 122 NEW CASES >>> TONIGHT IN TEXAS THE PANDEMIC IS QUICKLY SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL

NEARLY 150,000 CASES, AT LEAST 2300 DEAD DESPITE POSTPONING CAMPAIGN EVENTS IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA, VP MIKE PENCE TOUCHED DOWN IN DALLAS WEARING A MASK WITH THIS MESSAGE FOR TEXANS >> YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE STATE ARE DIRECTING YOU TO WEAR A MASK AND WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS >> Reporter: PENCE SAYS HE HAS WORN A MASK SEVERAL TIMES THIS WEEK, A CONTRAST TO PAST APPEARANCES AND OUT OF STEP WITH A PRESIDENT WHO HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN WEARING A MASK ONCE TODAY THE ADMINISTRATION DEFEND THAT DECISION POINTING TO THE PRESIDENTS UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE >> HE IS TESTED CONSTANTLY AND THOSE AROUND HIM ARE TESTED AND KEPT AT A DISTANCE EVEN WITH THAT

>> Reporter: PENCE WAS IN TEXAS TO ATTEND AN EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM AT A CHURCH >> WE ARE ONE DAY CLOSER TO THE DAY WE PUT THIS PANDEMIC IN THE PAST >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED BUT NOT ALWAYS PRACTICED ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF THE CHOIR, NOT A SINGLE SINGER WAS WEARING A MASK PENCE MET WITH GOV

GREG ABBOTT WHO SAYS THE SITUATION ACROSS THE STATE IS DESPERATE >> COVID-19 HAS TAKEN A VERY SWIFT AND VERY DANGEROUS TURN IN TEXAS OVER JUST THE PAST FEW WEEKS >> Reporter: EARLIER THIS WEEK ABBOTT REVERSED COURSE QUICKLY SHUTTING DOWN STATE BARS AFTER PREVIOUSLY VOWING TEXAS WAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS HE NOW SAYS HE REGRETS OPENING BAR SO QUICKLY

HOUSTON THE STATE EPICENTER, A SEVERE WARNING WITH FOURTH OF JULY CANCELED >> IN THE EVENT WITH MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE OUTSIDE, THOSE EVENTS PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN CANCELED >> Reporter: AT ONE OF THE TESTING SITES AT ONF THE EVENTS, LONG LINES AND DISTANCING IN THE CITY'S HOSPITALS, LESS THAN 200 LONG LINES AND LITTLE SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND IN THE CITY'S HOSPITALS LESS THAN 200 ICU BEDS LEFT DOCTORS EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED SAY IT IS A CRISIS BORN OUT OF COMPLACENCY

>> PEOPLE STARTED ACTING LIKE IT WAS SUMMER AND LIKE THEY WANTED TO GO BACK TO PARTIES, THEY DO A LOT OF BIG THINGS LIKE THAT AND IT IS COMING BACK TO BITE US >> Reporter: SIX FLAGS STILL OPEN WITH IN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO RESIDENTS ARE BEING TOLD TO STAY INSIDE AS LOCAL HOSPITALS APPROACH CAPACITY, AND ALERT BLASTING PEOPLE'S PHONES OUTSIDE DALLAS SIX FLAGS IS STILL OPEN WITH THIS WARNING, SIX FLAGS CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS DURING YOUR VISIT HEALTH OFFICIALS SENDING A WARNING OF THEIR OWN FOR TAXES AND HOTSPOTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, TIME IS RUNNING OUT >> AARON JOINS US NOW AND AARON DO THEY HAVE ENOUGH MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN TEXAS? >> Reporter: KATE MEDICAL SUPPLIES AND MANPOWER ARE KEY CONCERNS, FOR EXAMPLE THERE ARE LESS THAN 1400 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE AND TODAY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ASSURED ALL TEXANS THEY WILL HAVE THE SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL THEY NEED

PLOT TO HAVE US SERVICE MEMB >>> NEW FALLOUT OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT VLADIMIR PUTIN PUT A PRICE ON THE LIVES OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN TODAY PRES TRUMP'S FIRST COMMENT, TWEETS CLAIMING HE WAS TOTALLY IN THE DARK

NOBODY BRIEFED OR TOLD ME, VP PENCE OR CHIEF OF STAFF MARK MEADOWS ABOUT THE SO-CALLED ATTACKS ON OUR TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN BY RUSSIANS AS REPORTED TO AN ANONYMOUS SOURCE THE SPEAKER PELOSI CALLED THE PRESIDENTS REACTION APPALLING >> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS, YOU WOULD THINK THE MINUTE THE ESIDENT HEF THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD OF IT HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING THAT HE KNEW ANYTHING >> Reporter: THE HOUSE SPEAKER SAID SHE HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED AND REQUESTED AN URGENT UPDATE

THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS FIRST TO REPORT THAT RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OFFERED CASH BOUNTIES LAST YEAR TO TALIBAN FIGHTERS FOR KILLING AMERICAN TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND THAT US INTELLIGENCE HAD INCLUDED THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY IN WRITING FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING BOOK AND A MARCH INTERAGENCY MEETING BUT THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTERNS, INTELLIGENCE DID NOT DENOUNCE THE REPORT BUT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED >> THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE WOULD BE BRIEFED IN EVERY SORT OF PROCREATION — IF IT HAPPENED THERE IS A PAPER TRAIL THAT WILL EASILY BE DISCOVERED >> Reporter: THE LARGER THREAT IS PUTIN'S BRAZEN AGGRESSION SAYS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON

>> WHEN YOU GO AFTER AMERICAN SERVICEMEMBERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY YOU ARE ATTACKING THE UNITED STATES AND I THINK IT COULD CALL FOR SOME VERY SEVERE MEASURES AGAINST THE RUSSIANS >> Reporter: PRES TRUMP WHO GOLFS TODAY PUT HIMSELF IN A TRAP WITH AN OFFENSIVE RETWEET HE THANKED FLORIDA SUPPORTERS WITH THE EXPLETIVE FILLED VIDEO INCLUDING SHOUTS OF WHITE POWER THEN TRUMP ALLY REPUBLICAN TIM SCOTT CALLED IT INDEFENSIBLE

>> THERE IS NO QUESTION HE SHOULDN'T RETWEET IT HE SHOULD JUST TAKE IT DOWN >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S RETWEET WAS DELETED AND THE WHITE HOUSE PLAYED CLEAN UP AGAIN CLAIMING HE DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST TWEETS JULIE O'DONNELL, NBC NEWS THE WHITE HOUSE >>> NOW TO A NIGHT OF PROTESTS THAT TURNED DEADLY IN KENTUCKY, A GUNMAN OPENED FIRE AT A PARK FILLED WITH DEMONSTRATORS AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA KATHY PARK HAS THE STORY AND A WARNING THAT SOME OF THE IMAGES ARE DISTURBING

>> TONIGHT THIS LOUISVILLE PARK WHERE PROTESTERS DEMANDED JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR IS NOW THE SITE OF A DEADLY SHOOTING, A WITNESS CAPTURING THE CHAOS AFTER A GUNMAN APPEARS TO FIRE SEVERAL SHOTS INTO THE CROWD SENDING PEOPLE SCRABBLING FOR COVER 27-YEAR-OLD TYLER GERTH DIED LAST NIGHT AND A SECOND VICTIM IS RECOVERING THE GUNMAN IS IN CUSTODY AT A LOCAL HOSPITAL AND POLICE DID NOT RELEASE THE SUSPECTS NAME >> THIS MAN HAD BEEN PARTICIPATING IN THE PROTESTS SINCE THEY BEGAN AND HE HAD BEEN ARRESTED A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS >> Reporter: THIS NIGHT OF VIOLENCE FOLLOWS MONTHS OF PROTESTS FOR POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AFTER TAYLOR WAS KILLED

>>> DID MORNING IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE, A BEAUTIFUL NEW YORK CITY AND A BEAUTIFUL DAY, OVER TO MY FAR RIGHT IS KEVIN BOONE, THE FIRST DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE, TO MY IMMEDIATE RIGHT MELISSA DEROSA SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR AND TO MY LEFT DR HOWARD ZUCKER HEALTH COMMISSIONER FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND TO HIS LEFT COL — FROM THE NEW YORK STATE POLICE THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND I HOPE EVERYBODY HAD THEIR COFFEE THIS MORNING BECAUSE IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN IN DENIAL ON CORONAVIRUS FROM THE GET-GO AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE HAS JUST BEEN WRONG THAT'S NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT, IF YOU LOOK AT THE FACTS THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS INCREASING IN 32 STATES ACROSS THE NATION THE RATE OF INCREASE IS ONLY GETTING WORSE

AND A NUMBER OF EXCUSES HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THIS OVER THE PAST WEEK TO FURTHER THE DENIAL, FIRST THEY SAID WELL IT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE DOING MORE TESTING AND THAT IS WHY THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS GOING UP NOT TRUE BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE ALSO GOING UP PEOPLE DON'T GO INTO A HOSPITAL UNLESS THEY ARE SICK

THAT'S A FACT WELL BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'RE SICK SO IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF THE NUMBERS GOING UP DUE TO TESTING, IT'S THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT ARE GOING UP SO YOU KNOW THAT THE VIRUS IS INCREASING AND THIS HAS BEEN GETTING WORSE, IT IS NOT GETTING BETTER

AND YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE UNITED STATES IS NOW, GLOBALLY, EUROPE GOT HIT FIRST, BEFORE US, WE DIDN'T KNOW IT BUT THE VIRUS MOVED FROM CHINA TO EUROPE, CAME TO NEW YORK FROM EUROPE, THAT'S WHY WE HAD A BIG SPIKE BUT AMERICA NOW IS TRAILING EUROPE IN THE RECOVERY FROM CORONAVIRUS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN SAYING REOPEN FAST BECAUSE THAT IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY AND WE HAVE TO GET THE ECONOMY GOING YES WE HAVE TO GET THE ECONOMY GOING BUT REOPENING FAST WAS NOT GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY

WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IS WHEN THAT VIRUS SPIKES THE MARKET GOES DOWN NOT UP THIS WAS NOT A SMART POLICY TO RUSH REOPENING, IT DID NOT HELP THE ECONOMY IT DID THE EXACT OPPOSITE THE VOLATILITY, THE INSTABILITY, THE CONCERN ABOUT THE PATH OF THIS NATION HAS ROILED THE MARKETS

AND AT THE SAME TIME FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH POINT OF VIEW THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS INCREASING I A JIMMY, THE MODEL THAT THE WHITE HOUSE FOLLOWS, JUST INCREASED BY 10,000 THEIR DEATH PREDICTIONS, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL DIE WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE EXTRAPOLATING OUT FROM THE INCREASING INFECTIONS AND THE INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN SAYING IT IS UP TO THE STATES, IT'S UP TO THE STATES BUT THE PRESIDENT DIDN'T REALLY LEAVE IT UP TO THE STATES, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PRESSURING THE STATES TO REOPEN QUICKLY

LIBERATE THE STATE, LIBERATE NEW YORK, DEMONSTRATIONS THAT I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH ALL ACROSS THE STATE PRESSURING GOVERNORS TO REOPEN THE DENIAL BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF THE SEVERITY OF THIS VIRUS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABANDONMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IT'S A PROBLEM YOU DON'T TRY TO FIND A SOLUTION AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND CORONAVIRUS

THEY NEVER BELIEVED IT WAS A PROBLEM SO THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE THEY NEEDED TO SOLVE IT THE KEY BAROMETER AND ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN TESTING EVERYBODY SAID THAT FROM DAY ONE, EVERY FEDERAL OFFICIAL AND EVERY STATE OFFICIAL GET THE TESTING UP, GET THE TESTING READY HOW MANY TESTING SITES ACROSS AMERICA HAS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SET UP AND OPERATED? 41

WELL, IS THAT A LOT OF HER A LITTLE? FOR COMPARISON, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY SITES WE HAVE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK? 750 FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PUT UP 41 SITES FEMA AND HHS THAT THEY OPERATE HOW CAN THAT BE? BECAUSE FROM DAY ONE THEY TOLD YOU THEY DIDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS A PROBLEM THEY STARTED DAY ONE, IT'S LIKE THE FLU

IF IT'S NOT A PROBLEM YOU DON'T TRY TO SOLVE IT AND THEY DIDN'T TRY TO SOLVE IT AS A MATTER OF FACT THEY'VE BEEN ADVOCATING FROM DAY ONE, REOPEN THE ECONOMY REOPEN THE ECONOMY AND NOW WE SEE THE RESULT IT JUST PLAIN HASN'T WORKED AND IT HAS BEEN A FAILURE WILL ROGERS, WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A HOLE, STOP DIGGING NOT A NEW YORK QUOTE BUT IT'S RIGHT

WHERE ARE WE IN NEW YORK? WE'VE BEEN SMART , WE DIDN'T DO THIS POLITICALLY WE FOLLOWED THE FACTS AND FOLLOW THE DATA AND IT WORKS WE HAVE THE LOWEST LEVEL OF HOSPITALIZATIONS SINCE THIS NIGHTMARE BEGAN, 853 AMEN WE HAVE THE LOWEST THREE DAY AVERAGE DEATH TOTAL, WE ARE DOWN TO EIGHT DEATHS YESTERDAY

WE REMEMBER THE EIGHT IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AND WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE ANYONE IN THIS STATE BUT YOU LOOK AT WHERE WE ARE COMPARED TO WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, YOU REMEMBER AT ONE TIME WE HAD 800 DEATHS PER DAY TODAY WE HAVE EIGHT WE DO MORE TESTING THAN ANY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES, WE DID 46,000 TESTS YESTERDAY ON A SUNDAY AND THE INFECTION RATE WAS 8

WHEN YOU ARE BELOW 1, THAT IS OUR GOAL AND 8 IS LOWER THAN IT WAS AT SOME POINTS LAST WEEK WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THE DIFFERENT REGIONS, THE NUMBERS HAVE BEEN GOOD ALL ACROSS THE REGION

REGIONS THAT ARE OPENING GOING THROUGH PHASED REOPENING'S, THE NUMBERS ARE ALL CONSTANT YOU LOOK AT NEW YORK CITY AND WITHIN NEW YORK CITY WE STARTED TO STUDY THE BOROUGHS BECAUSE THERE IS A WIDE VARIANCE IN THE INFECTION RATES THEY TEND TO BE WORSE IN THE OUTER BOROUGHS BUT YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT DAY BY DAY AND THAT IS GOOD WE HAVE A VERY ELABORATE TRACING SYSTEM SO THAT WHEN WE FIND A POSITIVE CASE WE TRACE IT BACK AND THAT HAS BEEN WORKING VERY WELL

BECAUSE WE HAVE FOUND TRACED BACK TO CLUSTERS OF CASES, WESTCHESTER COUNTY GRADUATION, WHERE THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN WHO APPARENTLY CAME UP FROM FLORIDA AND ATTENDED A GRADUATION THAT GENERATED 13 CASES THERE IS AN ALUMINUM FACTORY IN MONTGOMERY 500 EMPLOYEES, 74 POSITIVES WASHINGTON COUNTY A SLATE QUARRY, 12 CASES THAT WE TRACED BACK, THIS IS ACTUALLY GOOD NEWS, IT MEANS THE SYSTEM WORKS YOU FIND THE POSITIVE, YOU TRACE IT BACK, YOU FIND THE COMMON DENOMINATOR AND THAT IS HOW YOU STOP THE SPREAD YOU LOOK AT OUR CURVE COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY AND YOU SEE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS GOING UP AND WE ARE GOING DOWN

AS WE CONTINUE TO TEST, WE CONTINUE TO TRACE, WE HAVE GOOD DATA AND WE ARE CONTINUING ON OUR REOPENING PLAN PHASE 4 IS READY FOR WESTERN NEW YORK, TOMORROW WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT IN NEW YORK CITY WE HAVE COMPLICATIONS THAT WE ARE STUDYING NOW NEW YORK CITY IS GOING INTO PHASE 2, PHASE 3 WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY

BUT THERE ARE ISSUES WE HAVE TO THINK THROUGH ONE IS, THE LACK OF COMPLIANCE WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN NEW YORK CITY YOU CAN SEE IT IN PICTURES, YOU CAN SEE IT IF YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET, YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS IN FRONT OF BARS AND YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS ON STREET CORNERS IT IS UNDENIABLE THAT IS PARTIALLY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CITIZENS

NOT TO DO IT IT IS ALSO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WE ASK EVERYONE TO COMPLY, BUT WE ASK THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO ENFORCE THE COMPLIANCE AND I'VE SAID FROM THE VERY OUTSET OF THIS, TO ALL THE COUNTY EXECUTIVES AND ALL THE MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE, LOOK, THE STATE IS MORE THAN DOING ITS PART THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, HELP WITH TESTING, HELP WITH TRACING, BUT DO THE LOCAL COMPLIANCE OF THESE SOCIALLY DISTANT AND MASK WEARING

THAT IS A COMPLICATION IN NEW YORK CITY THE OTHER COMPLICATION IS THE SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION IS ALSO PROBLEMATIC FOR US WE ARE NOT A SEPARATE COUNTRY , NEW YORK SOME PEOPLE THINK WE ARE BUT WE ARE REALLY NOT AND WE ARE NOT AN ISLAND, RIGHT? PEOPLE FROM THE OTHER STATES TRAVEL TO NEW YORK

AND NEW YORK IS A HUB IF OTHER STATES HAVE A HIGH INFECTION RATE, PROBABILITY IS THEY ARE GOING TO WIND UP INCREASING THE SPREAD AND THE INFECTION IN NEW YORK WE LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY WHY DID NEW YORK HAVE THAT BIG SPIKE WHEN WE STARTED? WHY WAS NEW YORK SO DIFFERENT FROM EVERY OTHER STATE? BECAUSE THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS TELLING US THE VIRUS WAS IN CHINA IT HAD LEFT CHINA AND WENT TO EUROPE

WE HAD 3 MILLION PEOPLE COME IN FROM EUROPE ON FLIGHTS, JANUARY, FEBRUARY MARCH THAT IS WHERE THE VIRUS CAME FROM IN NEW YORK LIKEWISE, WE ARE BRINGING THE RATE DOWN BUT OTHER STATES IT IS GOING UP PEOPLE GET ON PLANES IN THOSE OTHER STATES, FLY THROUGH NEW YORK OR FLY TO NEW YORK, PROBABILITY IS THEY WILL BRING THE INFECTION ONE OF THE ISSUES WE ARE WORKING ON IN NEW YORK CITY, INDOOR DINING HAS SHOWN THAT IT HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC

THAT THE VIRUS SPREADS IN CLOSED INDOOR HOURS, AREAS THAT HAVE AIR- CONDITIONED SYSTEMS SO WE KNOW THAT INDOOR DINING HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC OUTDOOR DINING HAS WORKED VERY WELL ALL ACROSS THE STATE, NEW YORK CITY INCLUDED THE STATE IS GOING TO BE REVIEWING THE DATA AND CONSULTING WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN NEW YORK CITY I STARTED SPEAKING WITH RESTAURANT OWNERS AND BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT THE RISK REWARD ON INDOOR DINING

WE'VE BEEN SPEAKING WITH CONTROLLER SCOTT STRINGER WHO RAISES A LOT OF GOOD POINTS ABOUT THE RISK OF INDOOR DINING, SPEAKER KORI JOHNSON THE SAME THING THE MAYOR THE SAME THING SO I'M TALKING TO BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT IT AND WE ARE GOING TO THE DATA BUT THIS IS A REAL ISSUE OUR REOPENING HAS WORKED VERY WELL, WE ARE NOT GOING BACKWARDS, WE ARE GOING FORWARD A LOT OF THESE OTHER STATES ACTUALLY HAVE HAD TO GO BACKWARDS

THEY STARTED TO REOPEN AND THEY HAD TO STOP BUT WE WANT TO STUDY THIS ISSUE PRIMARILY NEW YORK CITY ON INDOOR DINING AND WE WILL HAVE A FINAL DECISION BY WEDNESDAY SO PEOPLE WHO OPERATE THOSE TYPES OF BUSINESSES WILL KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING BUT THE INCREASING VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION IS ALSO A PROBLEM ESPECIALLY IN NEW YORK CITY

NEW YORK CITY IS WHERE MOST OF THE FLIGHTS COME, YORK CITY IS WHERE MOST OF THE TRAVELERS COME WE HAVE OFFERED HELP TO ANY STATE THAT IS EXPERIENCING A SPIKE WE HAVE PERSONNEL WHO KNOW THIS BETTER THAN ANYONE IN THE UNITED STATES WE LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY, WE HAVE EQUIPMENT, WE HAVE TESTING CAPACITY, SO ANY STATE THAT NEEDS HELP, WE STAND READY I WILL NEVER FORGET HOW GOOD THIS COUNTRY WAS TO NEW YORK AND WE NEEDED HELP

AND THE DOOR SWINGS BOTH WAYS IN LIFE RELATIONSHIPS WORK BOTH WAYS WHEN I ASKED FOR HELP WE HAD 30,000 PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO COME TO NEW YORK AT OUR PEAK I MEAN, THAT WAS AN AMAZING SIGN OF GENEROSITY

SO WE DON'T FORGET AS NEW YORKERS AND WE WILL BE THERE FOR OTHER PEOPLE A FEW ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS, THE VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS ARE GOING TO BE HELD SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 AT BERKELEY CENTER THERE ARE AIR FILTRATION DEVICES, AIR FILTERS, THAT CAN ACTUALLY HELP WITH THE COVID VIRUS AND NASA HAS STUDIED THESE, THERE ARE HEPA FILTERS WHICH ARE HIGH EFFICIENCY PARTICULATE AIR FILTERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY FILTER OUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS, IT IS POINT IT IS 1 HEPA FILTERS THAT CAN FILTER OUT

01 SO ANY MALLS THAT WILL OPEN IN NEW YORK, LARGE MALLS, WE WILL MAKE IT MANDATORY THAT THEY HAVE AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS THAT CAN FILTER OUT THE COVID VIRUS FOR MANY OF THESE SYSTEMS IT DEPENDS ON WHAT FILTER YOU INSTALL IF THAT IS CALLED THE MERV RATING OF THE FILTER BUT THERE ARE DIFFERENT FILTERS THAT FILTER OUT DIFFERENT SIZED PARTICLES AND THEY HAVE FILTERS THAT CAN ACTUALLY FILTER OUT AND CATCH THE COVID VIRUS FOR LARGE MALL REOPENING'S WHICH WE HAVEN'T DONE YET, BUT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THIS MANDATORY I WOULD RECOMMEND , THE STATE RECOMMENDS FOR ALL BUSINESSES AND OFFICES, THEY EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL FOR THEIR AIR- CONDITIONING AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM ADDING A FILTER THAT CAN FILTER OUT THE COVID VIRUS

WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT THIS ISSUE BECAUSE YOU LOOK AROUND THE COUNTRY AND YOU ARE SEEING MALLS AND AIR- CONDITIONING SYSTEMS, INDOOR SPACES, THAT HAVE BEEN PROBLEMATIC AND WE THINK THIS OFFERS PROMISE ALSO, I'M A QUEENS BOY AND I WANT TO REMIND NEW YORKERS THAT FIREWORKS ARE DANGEROUS AND FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL SOME NIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY IT SOUNDS LIKE THE WILD WEST WITH ALL THE FIREWORKS GOING OFF

I'VE NEVER HEARD IT LIKE THIS BEFORE THEY ARE DISTURBING, THEY BOTHER PEOPLE AND THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND CHILDREN, PEOPLE, GET HURT EVERY YEAR IT IS ILLEGAL YOU CAN'T DO IT, IT IS ILLEGAL

AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS TO ENFORCE THE LAW BUT, THE STATE POLICE ARE GOING TO START A FIREWORKS ENFORCEMENT DETAIL AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY TO PREVENT THE FIREWORKS FROM COMING INTO THE STATE IN THE FIRST PLACE BEFORE THEY GET TREATED AND I WANT TO THANK THE STATE POLICE AND THE DEPUTIES HERE, THE KERNEL IS HERE, THE PRIMARY SUPPLIER FOR NEW YORK STATE IS THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

NOT THE STATE ITSELF BUT FIREWORKS COMPANIES WITHIN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WE ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON THAT ROUTE FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF THE FIREWORKS WE WILL ALSO BE HELPING LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE BUT I NEED THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN THIS STATE TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I KNOW THERE IS A LOT GOING ON ON A LOT OF LEVELS BUT THIS IS ILLEGAL AND IT'S DANGEROUS SO WE HAVE TO STOP IT AND TO THE PRESIDENT, BECAUSE IF WE ARE GOING TO TURN THIS AROUND IN THIS NATION IT'S GOING TO TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE, AND TO THE PRESIDENT I SAY TODAY IF YOU WANT TO HELP, STOP COVID-19, THEN THEY SHOULD START TELLING THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY THE TRUTH AND THIS TRUTH STARTS WITH HOW LARGE A PROBLEM THIS IS AND HOW REAL A THREAT COVID IS

IT IS THE LEADERSHIP, THAT NEEDS TO STAND UP UNTIL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, LOOK AT THE INCREASE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS COUNTRY VIS- @-VIS OTHER COUNTRIES AND LOOK HOW IT HURT THE ECONOMY, IT IS A REAL THREAT AND TO START SIMPLY, THE PRESIDENT COULD DO TWO THINGS FIRST SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DIRECTING EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK HOW WE ARE AT THIS POINT AS A NATION AND WE STILL HAVEN'T DONE THE SIMPLE, EASY, MINIMAL STEPS OF SAYING YOU MUST WEAR A MASK WHEN YOU ARE IN PUBLIC AND THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T HAVE TO PASS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION OR CALL THE CONGRESS, JUST SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYING WEAR A MASK

WE DID IT TWO MONTHS AGO IN THIS STATE, THE OTHER STATES ARE JUST STARTING TO DO IT NOW STATES THAT WERE RECALCITRANT, GOVERNORS WHO SAID WE DON'T NEED TO DO THIS, MASKS DON'T WORK, ALL THE POLITICAL NONSENSE WE HEARD NOW THEY ARE DOING A 180 AND YOU HAVE THE SAME STATES NOW WEARING MASKS LET THE PRESIDENT HAVE THE SAME SENSE AND DO THAT AS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THEN LET THE PRESIDENT LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND LET THE PRESIDENT PUT A MASK ON BECAUSE, WE KNOW IT WORKS, WE'VE PROVEN THAT IT WORKS IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK

AND THE PRESIDENT CAN STILL BE NEW YORK TOUGH AND NEW YORK SMART AND UNITED AND DISCIPLINED AND LOVING I WANT TO SHOW YOU ONE OTHER THING IT MAKES THE POINT [ MUSIC ] >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS RAISED MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN [ MUSIC ] >>> IN CHINA'S CAPITAL LOCKDOWN NEIGHBORHOODS AND RAMPED UP RESTRICTIONS, A FEW WEEKS AGO OFFICIALS HERE ARE VALID MORE MEASURES AFTER AN OUTBREAK AT A WHOLESALE FOODS MARKET THE FIRST CLUSTER OF A FEW DOZEN CASES TRIGGERING A MASSIVE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE WITH QUARANTINES AND CANCELED FLIGHTS, NOW JUST TWO WEEKS LATER OFFICIALS HAVE DECLARED THE OUTBREAK CONTINUED >> 42 DAYS, NEW YORKERS DEALT WITH THAT INCREASE

WHY DID WE HAVE THIS SPIKE? HOW DID WE GET TODAY ONE? BECAUSE THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE AND NOBODY TOLD US IT WAS COMING FROM EUROPE BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T KNOW WE DEALT WITH IT WE PAID THE PRICE AND WE DEALT WITH OUR SPIKE AND WE CLIMBED RIGHT OF THE MOUNTAIN WE GOT SMART, NEW YORKERS STEPPED UP AND WE WORE MASKS

WE SOCIALLY DISTANCED AND WE CLOSED DOWN AND WE STOPPED THE CURVE WE PLATEAUED YOU LOOK AT PROJECTIONS, THEY ALL PROJECTED THAT THIS SPIKE WOULD CONTINUE KILLING TENS OF THOUSANDS MORE PEOPLE NEW YORKERS CAME TOGETHER AND THEY TURNED THE CURVE AND THEN WE PLATEAUED

ON DAY 42 AND THEN WE HAD TO REDUCE THE INFECTION RATE, AND THAT DECLINE WENT FROM DAY 42 TODAY 111 THIS WAS THE TRAJECTORY OF COVID IN OUR STATE WE DON'T WANT TO CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN AGAIN WE DON'T WANT TO CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN AGAIN

AND THAT IS WHY THE PHASED REOPENING, STAYING SMART, STAYING DISCIPLINED, AND THAT IS WHY THE SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, IF THAT SPREAD COMES TO NEW YORK WE WOULD HAVE TO DO THIS ALL OVER AGAIN THAT IS WHY WE PUT IN PLACE QUARANTINES AND THAT IS WHY WE ARE OFFERING HELP TO ALL THE OTHER STATES, THAT IS WHY WE ARE SAYING THE PRESIDENT HAS TO STEP UP BECAUSE DOING THIS ONCE IN LIFE IS ENOUGH WE DON'T NEED TO CLIMB ANOTHER MOUNTAIN ONE MOUNTAIN WAS ENOUGH

WE DON'T WANT TO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN RANGE ONE MOUNTAIN IS ENOUGH WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN QUESTIONS? >>> GOVERNOR — ADDED TO THE QUARANTINE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, HAS THERE BEEN ANY CONCRETE DATA ON HOW MANY OUT-OF- STATE PEOPLE ARE ALREADY — >> LET'S REMEMBER HOW QUARANTINE WORKS, IT DOES NOT NAME A STATE, ANY STATE, IT IS NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS OR I LIKE MINNESOTA OR I DON'T LIKE CALIFORNIA IT IS AN EQUATION

A SET OF NUMBERS IF YOUR INFECTION RATE IS ABOVE? THEN WHEN YOU COME HERE PLEASE QUARANTINE JUST BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT THE INFECTION TO SPREAD AND YOU DON'T WANT THE INFECTION TO SPREAD I DO NOT HAVE NUMBERS FOR YOU ZACH, WE JUST PUT IT IN PLACE BUT AS SOON AS WE GET NUMBERS I CAN GIVE THEM TO YOU >>ÃWHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF CONCERN ABOUT THAT OUTBREAK? THE SCHOOL DISTRICT SAID THEY FOLLOWED ALL THE PROTOCOLS SET IN PLACE, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID THE MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY SAYING UNFORTUNATELY DESPITE POLICE PRESENCE NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS FAILED TO FOLLOW NUMEROUS TIMES TO COMPLY, AND BY THE WAY, THE COMPLIANCE RATE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC

YOU LOOK AROUND MANHATTAN YOU GO TO ANY CITY IN THIS STATE I WILL BET YOU IT IS 95% OF THE PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS THINK HOW EXTRAORDINARY THAT IS NO STATE IS DOING WHAT NEW YORK IS DOING

CALIFORNIA JUST WENT TO MASKS AS MANDATORY MASK WEARING A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, LITERALLY I THINK IT WAS EVEN LAST WEEK WE WERE DOING THIS TWO MONTHS AGO THIS IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF BEHAVIOR WE HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE I LAID OUT THE FACTS TO NEW YORKERS AND THEY DID IT

GOD BLESS THEM GOD BLESS THEM AND THEY SAVED LIVES, BUT 95% IT IS THE 5% THAT DON'T DO IT BECAUSE, FOR WHATEVER REASON, SOCIAL DISTANCING, EXCEPT THE 5% THAT DON'T DO IT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS NEED TO DO THE ENFORCEMENT

THEY NEED TO DO THE COMPLIANCE I TALKED TO MAYORS ALL DAY LONG AND I MAKE THIS POINT COMPLIANCE IS DIFFICULT WHY? WELL, BECAUSE PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO WEAR MASKS AND WE HAVE TO TELL THEM TO DO IT AND THEY DON'T WANT TO DO IT I UNDERSTAND ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE IS DIFFICULT, BUT IT IS THE LAW AND LOOK, I SAID BLAME ME

IT IS MY LAW I'M GUILTY LET THE POLICE GO UP TO SOMEONE AND SAY I'M SORRY YOU HAVE TO WEAR YOUR MASK IT IS NOT THE MAYOR GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS YOU HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK

BLAME ME BUT THEY HAVE TO ENFORCE THE COMPLIANCE BECAUSE IT ONLY TAKES ONE ALL OF THESE CLUSTERS IT WAS ONE PERSON ONE TO 13, ONE TO 80 ONE TO 70

NEW ROCHELLE IN WESTCHESTER, WE LEARNED THIS LESSON IN WESTCHESTER IT WAS ONE PERSON IN NEW ROCHELLE WE HAVE THE FIRST HOT SPOT IN THE UNITED STATES ONE PERSON LED TO HUNDREDS OF CASES ONE PERSON

SO 95% IS GREAT, YEAH, BUT ONE PERSON IN THAT 5% CAN INFECT DOZENS THAT IS WHY THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVE TO BE DILIGENT ON THE ENFORCEMENT >> IS THAT SOMETHING YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BEING LONG-TERM? UNTIL WE GET A VACCINE? OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT — INAUDIBLE DEDUCTION >> YOU KNOW, IT DEPENDS ON THE COMBINATION OF FACTORS AND AGAIN, NOBODY HAS BEEN HERE BEFORE, SO LITERALLY, THIS NATION, YOU'RE FIGURING IT OUT AS YOU GO MY M

O HAS BEEN GET ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN, STUDY THE OTHER STATES, SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING, AND THEN MAKE A DECISION IT IS NOT JUST INDOOR DINING ALONE IT IS INDOOR DINING IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE YOU ALREADY HAVE ISSUES WITH HIGH CONGREGATIONS YOU ALREADY HAVE ISSUES OF PEOPLE CLEARLY VIOLATING SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND YOU HAVE AN ADDED FACTOR OF VIRAL SPREAD ALL ACROSS THE NATION AND HIGH LIKELIHOOD THAT THOSE PEOPLE WILL COME TO NEW YORK CITY

IT IS THAT COMBINATION OF FACTS THAT IS PRECARIOUS WE DON'T HAVE A DECISION I WANT TO TAKE TODAY, TOMORROW, TALK TO EVERYONE WE'LL ANNOUNCE A DECISION ON WEDNESDAY, BUT ALL OF THESE DECISIONS ARE JUST FOR THIS PERIOD OF TIME ANYONE WHO SAYS, WELL, WHAT IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN TWO WEEKS? WHAT IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN THREE WEEKS, I WOULDN'T BELIEVE ANY OF THOSE ANSWERS

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT IS THE VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHAT IS THE VIRAL SPREAD IN NEW YORK CITY WE TRACE IT EVERY DAY IT WOULD BE ALL OF THESE SHORT-TERM MEASURES [ INAUDIBLE ] >> WELL, YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF ISSUES

FIRST, ANY MUNICIPALITY IN THE STATE THAT RUNS INTO FINANCIAL TROUBLE, WHO PAYS IF A MUNICIPALITY GETS INTO TROUBLE? THE CITIES ARE CREATED BY THE STATE, RIGHT? THEY'RE CREATED BY STATE LAW IF A CITY OR A COUNTY RUNS INTO FINANCIAL TROUBLE, THE STATE STEPS IN NEW YORK CITY WENT VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT IN THE '70s THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN YONKERS, THE CITY IN WESTCHESTER, WAS VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT

THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN NASSAU COUNTY WAS VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN ERIE COUNTY, WHERE BUFFALO IS IN ERIE COUNTY, WAS VIRTUALLY BANKRUPT THE STATE HAD TO STEP IN

SO WHATEVER YOU ALLOW THE MUNICIPALITY TO DO, THE STATE IS ULTIMATELY GOING TO BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE, SO YOU ALLOW A LOCALITY TO BORROW IF THAT IS INPRUDENT, THEN IT IS GOING TO BE A STATE LIABILITY SO THE STATE BORROWING, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND WE WOULD PAY A CITY BORROWING, IT IS A STATE RESPONSIBILITY ULTIMATELY IF IT GOES BAD WHAT ALL OF THE LOCALITIES HAVE TO FIGURE OUT, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IS, I WANT TO BORROW X

WELL, HOW DO YOU PAY IT BACK? WHEN DO YOU PAY IT BACK? WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REVENUES ARE GOING TO BE NEXT YEAR? WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REVENUES ARE GOING TO BE THE YEAR AFTER? AND HOW FAST DO YOU THINK BUSINESS ACTIVITY IS GOING TO INCREASE? HOW FAST DO YOU THINK BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO BE BACK AT FULL CAPACITY AND RESIDENTS ARE GOING TO BE BACK AT FULL CAPACITY SO IT IS A VERY COMPLICATED ECONOMIC EQUATION AND THEN YOU HAVE THE BIG QUESTION OF WHAT IS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOING TO DO AND HOW MUCH ARE THEY GOING TO PROVIDE? YOU WANT TO MAKE A POINT? >> IF I COULD JUST ADD, THE DEBT THE STATE ALLOWED US TO TAKE OUT WAS SHORT-TERM DEBT WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVED THE TAX FILING DATE FROM APRIL TO JULY, IT DEFERRED BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR NEW YORK AND SO WE TAKE THIS OUT AS A WAY TO GET THROUGH TO JULY BECAUSE AS A RESULT, WE HAD TO MOVE THE STATE TAX DATE, SO THIS IS THE SHORT-TERM SITUATION FOR NEW YORK STATE AND WE HAVE COMMITTED TO PAYING IT BACK BY THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR THIS IS NOT TALKING ABOUT LONG-TERM, SO WE'RE TALKING APPLES AND ORANGES AND ON THE MTA, THE MTA WASN'T GIVEN CARTE BLANCHE TO DO BORROWING IT HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DIRECTOR AND MTA BOARD

THEY HAVE NOT ISSUED ANY DEBT TO DATE THERE WAS A BACK STOP AND FISCAL WATCHDOGS TO MAKE SURE THAT ANYTHING THEY DO THAT IS BEING DONE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLY SO THEY'RE NOT SIMILAR SITUATIONS [ INAUDIBLE ] >> WE HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS BUT WE DIDN'T FORM A REGIONAL COALITION YET YOU'RE RIGHT

IT IS AN ISSUE WE HAVE DONE STATE PURCHASING WE HAVE MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN THE STATE WHICH WE DO COOPERATIVE PURCHASING FOR THE ENTIRE STATE BUT YOU'RE RIGHT IT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM WHERE AS MUCH AS PPE, GOWNS, MASKS, IT IS ALSO THE AVAILABILITY OF PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS AND SOMETHING WE'RE LOOKING AT [ INAUDIBLE ] D YOU GUARANTEE THAT SUBWAY SERVICE WILL COME BACK? >> WE ALWAYS SAID THAT WHEN WE WERE STOPPING THE SUBWAY SERVICE FOR SEVERAL HOURS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, RIGHT? WHEN WE SAY 24/7, IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS NOT A SEVEN DAY SYSTEM

IT OPERATES SEVEN DAYS IT IS CLOSED FROM, LIKE, 1:00 AM TO 5:00 AM

DO YOU REMEMBER THE HOURS? >> 1:00 AM TO 5:00 AM

>> 1:00 TO 5:00 IT IS CLOSED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT TO DISINFECT TRAINS, AND AS SOON AS WE GET PAST THIS AND DON'T HAVE TO DISINFECT A TRAIN, THEN WE'LL BE IN A DIFFERENT PLACE ALSO REMEMBER, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOOD AT ALWAYS SEEING THE DOWN SIDE AND THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF DOWN SIDE LATELY IF I SAID TO A NEW YORKER, WE HAVE BEEN ARGUING ABOUT CLEANING THE TRAINS FOR DECADES, AND THE TRAINS HAVE BEEN DIRTY FOR DECADES, RIGHT? THEN IT BECAME A LEVEL OF HOW DIRTY

IF I TOLD YOU THAT WE WERE GOING TO GET TO A POINT WHERE WE WERE GOING TO DISINFECT THE SUBWAY CAR, TO DISINFECT A SUBWAY CAR MEANS EVERY NEWSPAPER, EVERY COFFEE CUP, EVERYTHING HAS TO BE OUT OF THAT TRAIN YOU CAN'T HAVE A NAPKIN IN THAT TRAIN HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE TO BE OFF THE TRAIN IF I HAD TOLD YOU THAT TEN MONTHS AGO YOU WOULD HAVE SAID IMPOSSIBLE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO THAT IN NEW YORK CITY

IN MY 62 YEARS, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT EVER AND THAT IS WHAT WE'RE NOW DOING WELL, TO DISINFECT TRAINS YOU HAVE TO CLOSE A COUPLE OF HOURS A NIGHT >> YEAH

>> YES IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO DISINFECT A TRAIN EVERY NIGHT, THEN YES >> DO YOU THINK THERE IS A POSSIBILITY YOU WOULD ACTUALLY DELAY FOR NEW YORK CITY IN THE EVENT OF COMPLICATIONS MEANING THE ENFORCEMENT OF LARGE GATHERINGS, ARE YOU SAYING MAYOR DE BLASIO ISN'T DOING ENOUGH? WHAT SHOULD THE NYPD AND MAYOR DE BLASIO BE DOING THERE HAS BEEN CONTROVERSIAL ON HOW THE NYPD WAS ENFORCING WEARING THE MASKS, NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING, ET CETERA, AND IF YOU COULD ALSO TALK ABOUT THE MOUNTAIN BEHIND YOU, HOW IT WAS MADE >> I MADE IT

I CARVED IT MYSELF I'M A SCULPTOR DID YOU KNOW? YES, IT IS THE ITALIAN — YES, I AM AN ARTIST I HAVE TAKEN MY ARTISTIC SKILLS BEFORE I WOULD JUST DO DRAWINGS AND LIGHT PAINTING

NOW I HAVE INCREASED THAT TO SCULPTING I DID IT IN MY GARAGE IT IS MADE UP OF A BLEND OF PAPER MACHE, CEMENT, STYROFOAM, CLAY AND PLASTER IT IS MY OWN FAMILY RECIPE, MY GRANDFATHER USED TO SCULPT WITH IT NONE OF THAT IS TRUE, BY THE WAY

BUT IT IS, TELL THE TRUTH I ALMOST HAD YOU FOR A SECOND IT IS MADE OUT OF STYROFOAM, BUT IT IS PROPORTIONATE TO THE INCREASE AND THE DECLINE THAT IS PROPORTIONATE AND I WANTED TO SHOW, LOOK, FIRST OF ALL, I WANTED TO SHOW NEW YORKERS HOW — WHAT WE DID

WHAT THEY DID WHAT THEY DID I DID NOTHING I WANTED THEM TO SEE WHAT THEY DID AND REMEMBER WHAT WE WENT THROUGH AND REMEMBER WHY WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK THERE AGAIN THAT IS HOW I SAW IT THROUGH THIS WHOLE THING

I WOULD SHOW YOU GUYS A CURVE EVERY DAY, RIGHT? IT WAS A CURVE WE WOULD TALK ABOUT A CURVE, FLATTEN THE CURVE IT FELT, TO ME, LIKE WE WERE CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN YOU COULDN'T SEE THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN BECAUSE THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN WAS LIKE IN CLOUDS NOBODY COULD TELL YOU WHERE THE TOP WAS, SO IT WAS CLIMBING UP THE MOUNTAIN

EVERY DAY IS HARD EVERY DAY CELL PHONE A STEEP INCLINE 40 DEATHS, 50 DEATHS, 10,000 CASES EVERY DAY IS A DIFFICULT, HELLISH DAY HOW HIGH IS THIS MOUNTAIN? HOW HIGH DO WE HAVE TO CLIMB? NOBODY KNOWS

THE MOUNTAIN IS AS HIGH AS YOU MAKE IT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THE MOUNTAIN GOES UP UNTIL YOU FLATTEN THE CURVE BECAUSE YOU'RE DESIGNING THE MOUNTAIN BY YOUR ACTIONS I MEAN, JUST THINK ABOUT HOW BIZARRE THIS WAS SO WE CLIMB UP, 42 DAYS, WE'RE ABLE TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, WE HIT A PLATEAU, AND NOW WE'RE COMING DOWN THE OTHER SIDE HOW LONG IS THE DESCENT? NOBODY KNOWS

IT DEPENDS ON HOW NEW YORKERS REACT AND HOW NEW YORKERS RESPOND EVERY LINE ON THAT CHART, THAT WAS A DAY, THAT WAS A DAY THAT WAS A NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, A NUMBER OF DEATHS, EVERY DAY, AND WHAT WE DID TODAY DETERMINED THE NUMBER TOMORROW WE HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS NOT KNOWING WHERE IT ENDED 400 PEOPLE DIED TODAY

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TOMORROW? WE DON'T KNOW WE'LL HAVE TO SEE WHEN DOES IT STOP? WE DON'T KNOW OF WE HAVE TO SEE NEW YORKERS, NEW YORKERS CLIMBED THAT MOUNTAIN AND THEY FLATTENED THE CURVE

THE EARLY PROJECTIONS FROM ALL OF THE MODELS, WE HAD 18,000 PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS YOU KNOW WHAT THE EARLY MODELS SAID? 120,000 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL THAT IS WHAT THE EARLY MODELS SAID 120, 130, 140, 160 WELL, HOW FAR CAN WE GET THAT DOWN? NOBODY KNOWS

DEPENDS ON HOW YOU ACT WE WENT FROM 120,000 PROJECTED HOSPITALIZATIONS, 18,000 GOD BLESS THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID LITERALLY SAVED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES

REMEMBER WHAT WE DID AND WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK THERE WE DON'T WANT TO GO BACK THERE [ INAUDIBLE ] >> WE HAVE BEEN ON SCHEDULE WITH THE ENTIRE PHASED REOPENINGS THE OTHER REGIONS ARE AHEAD OF NEW YORK, RIGHT, IN TERMS OF REOPENING

WE HAVE DONE THE REOPENINGS, WE FOLLOWED THE DATA, AND THE DATA IS ALL STILL DOWN, RIGHT? THE INFECTION RATE IS DOWN ALL ACROSS THE STATE WE'RE GOING TO ENTER PHASE THREE THE INDOOR DINING PIECE IS JUST ONE COMPONENT OF THAT THAT IS SOMETHING WE WANT TO STUDY BUT WE'RE ON TRACK FOR PHASE THREE THIS INDOOR DINING, I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE STUDY, AGAIN, IN LIGHT OF EVERYTHING ELSE

IF IT WAS JUST INDOOR DINING, WE HAVE DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THE AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM WITH THE FILTERS THAT CAN MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE IT WAS JUST INDOOR DINING IT WOULD BE ONE THING, BUT IT IS INDOOR DINING AND YOU HAD THE CONGREGATION PROBLEM AND YOU HAD THE VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY PROBLEMATIC FOR US WE ARE A STATE THAT IS A HUB IT IS MORE OF A PROBLEM FOR NEW YORK THAN PROBABLY ANY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES THAT IS WHY I IMPLORE THE PRESIDENT TO GET INTO THE GAME, FIRST AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN, I WANT TO PROTECT THOSE OTHER CITIZENS AND GIVE THEM THE SUPPORT THEY GAVE US

SECOND, FOR THE ECONOMY, IF WE DON'T GET THIS UNDER CONTROL, THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO GET WORSE, AND THIRD, ON A PAROCHIAL LEVEL, THEY WILL COME HERE IT IS A MATTER OF TIME THEY WILL COME HERE THE VIRUS CAME IN THROUGH OUR AIRPORTS ONCE BEFORE IT WILL COME THROUGH AGAIN

>> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> WELL, IT WAS A MAIN DRIVER THE MAIN DRIVER IN NEW YORK CITY IN RETROSPECT NOW THAT WE HAVE THE FACTS, DR FAUCI SAID THIS, CDC HAD SAID THIS, THE MAIN DRIVER WAS THE VIRUS CAME FROM EUROPE AND IT WAS THE GREATEST MISS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF ALL TIME CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA VIRUS, CHINA TRAVEL BAN

FORGET THE CHINA TRAVEL BAN IT WAS IN EUROPE THEY LITERALLY HAVE TRACED OUR STRAIN OF THE VIRUS BACK TO EUROPE JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, THREE MILLION PEOPLE COME THROUGH OUR AIRPORTS FROM EUROPE THEN YOU HAVE THE DENSITY AND THE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING, WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW

NOBODY SAID SCREEN PEOPLE COMING FROM EUROPE NOBODY SAID TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK, WATCH WHEN YOU GO HAVE A MEETING WITH PEOPLE IN EUROPE WATCH IF YOU HAVE GUESTS WHO ARE COMING FROM EUROPE IT WAS A TOTAL MISS BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT WAS THE MAIN POINT

I GIVE YOU THE SEVEN DEATHS TODAY, EIGHT DEATHS IS THE THREE DAY AVERAGE I'LL TAKE ONE MORE I'M SORRY, DID I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION? >> PARTS OF IT >> SUBURBAN RURAL — YOU SEE THAT MORE IN CLUSTERS YOU SEE IN THAT IN THE WESTCHESTER CLUSTER, MONTGOMERY COUNTY NOW, YOU SEE THAT IN OSWEGO

WHERE WHEN YOU HAVE A FLARE UP, YOU CAN NORMALLY TRACE IT BACK TO A CLUSTER IT SHOWS YOU HOW DANGEROUS ONE PERSON CAN BE I'M SORRY [ INAUDIBLE ] >> THE WHOLE THING IS WHAT IS THE LOAN

HOW DO YOU PAY IT BACK? WHAT IS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE? YOU KNOW? BORROWING IN AND OF ITSELF IS NOT A GREAT THING, BUT IT IS NOT A BAD THING THE QUESTION IS HOW MUCH, HOW DO YOU REPAY IT, WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE ECONOMY? YOU KNOW, THERE IS A BIG QUESTION MARK ON HOW FAST THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMY COMES BACK A BIG QUESTION MARK ON HOW FAST THE NATIONAL ECONOMY COMES BACK WITH THIS VIRUS SPREAD, THAT IS A SERIOUS QUESTION HOW FAST DOES THE NATIONAL ECONOMY COME BACK? HOW FAST DOES THE NEW YORK CITY ECONOMY COME BACK? AND WE HAVE THE SAME QUESTION ALL ACROSS THE STATE

HOW FAST DOES THE NATIONAL ECONOMY COME BACK? HOW FAST DOES THE BUFFALO ECONOMY COME BACK? WHAT DO YOU THINK THE REVENUES ARE GOING TO BE? AND WHAT I'M FOCUSED ON, WHAT CAN WE DO TO ACTUALLY STIMULATE THE ECONOMY COMING BACK FASTER? IF YOU JUST WAIT FOR THE ECONOMY TO COME BACK, IT IS GOING TO BE A LONG FEW MONTHS BEFORE BUSINESSES REALLY RAMP UP BEFORE PEOPLE REALLY FEEL COMFORTABLE GOING TO PLACES OF DENSITY, GOING TO A BROADWAY SHOW, GOING TO A PACKED RESTAURANT, GOING TO A PACKED BAR, GOING TO A CONVENTION AT THE JAVITS CENTER OR IN A BIG HOTEL BALL ROOM SO THAT IS A VERY LARGE QUESTION MARK AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT ANSWER BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY REASONABLE JUDGMENT OF WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY OKAY? THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH I'LL CHECK ON THE EXACT DATE FOR YOU >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WUFB BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THE JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> NOTRE DAME, THE SAME CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA, NOW TAKING STEPS TO REOPEN YOU FEEL YOU CAN MANAGE THE RISKS? >> I'M CONFIDENT WE CAN >> THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT FATHER JOHN JENKINS IS CONFIDENT OF THE NEW SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND GUIDED BY ADVICE BY JOHNS HOPKINS AND CLEVELAND CLINICS AMONG THE CHANGES, DAILY TEMPERATURE CHECKS STARTING WITH AN EARLY OPENING ON AUGUST 10TH >> THEY'RE GOING TO STAY HERE, RIGHT TO THE END, RIGHT UNTIL THANKSGIVING, AND WE'LL SEND IT AWAY

WE DON'T HAVE THE KIND OF GOING AWAY AND RETURNING THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER >> 54,000 NEW SIGNS ENCOURAGING STUDENTS PRONE TO CLOSE CONTACT TO KEEP THEIR DISTANCE INSTEAD, AND WEAR MASKS VICE PRESIDENT PAUL BROWN HELPED CRAFT THE NEW PROTOCOL >> SO IT WILL BE HARD FOR A STUDENT TO SAY THEY DIDN'T SEE THE SIGNS >> DOWN SIZING CLASSROOMS

>> IT IS CROWDED IN HERE >> THAT IS HOW IT IS PREPANDEMIC WHEN STUDENTS RETURN, THERE WILL BE HALF AS MANY DESKS >> IN THE UNIVERSITY'S 80 CHAPELS, CUTTING CAPACITY IN HALF >> SO EVEN WHEN YOU PRAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE

>> PRAY HEALTH >> THE SOCIAL HALL FOR 725 STUDENTS WILL BE REDUCED BY 70% >> HOW MANY PEOPLE PER TABLE? >> EACH TABLE OF 12, IT WILL BE A MAXIMUM OF FOUR IN THE NEW CONFIGURATION >> IN THE DORMS, STILL TWO TO A ROOM, BUT MORE DEEP CLEANING >> CHANGE IS COMING HERE FOR THE FIGHTING IRISH, THEY'RE STILL WORKING OUT THE EXACT NUMBER BUT THEY KNOW FOR SURE, IT WON'T BE 80,000 FANS

>> IF THERE IS AN INFECTION ON CAMPUS, WHAT WILL YOU DO? >> CONTACT TRACING TEAM WILL KICK IN TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON WE HAVE ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE SPACE >> BUT NOT EVERYONE IS CONVINCED POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR, AILEEN HUNT BUNTING, WANTS TO CONTINUE ONLINE LEARNING INSTEAD >> DO YOU THINK IT IS WORTH THE RISK TO REOPEN CAMPUS? >> IT IS NOT WORTH THE RISK AND IT IS NOT ANYBODY'S DECISION BUT THE INDIVIDUAL TO ASSESS THAT RISK

>> IF, FOR WHATEVER REASON, THEY'RE ANXIOUS OR HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION, WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH THEM >> ROOTED IN FAITH AND GUIDED BY SCIENCE, ONE UNIVERSITY MOVING FORWARD TO BRING STUDENTS BACK COMPLAINTS THAT TH UNFAIRLY TARGET MINORITY STUDENTS RON ALLEN HAS OUR >>> IN DEMONSTRATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY, THE DEMAND TO REMOVE POLICE FROM THE NATION'S SCHOOLS >> ALL WE SEE IS OVER DISCIPLINING OF THOSE OF COLOR AND THEY'RE ENABLING THE SYSTEM WE ALREADY HAVE TO FIGHT EVERY DAY

>> ACTIVISTS ARMED WITH DISTURBING INDIVIDUAL YEARS AND DETAILED STUDIES CLAIM SCHOOL POLICE TREAT MINORITY STUDENTS MORE HARSHLY AND ARREST THEM MORE OFTEN NOW CITIES FROM MINNEAPOLIS TO DENVER AND PORTLAND HAVE DECIDED TO REMOVE POLICE FROM THE SCHOOLS OAKLAND PASSED A GEORGE FLOYD RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE SCHOOL POLICE >> I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES >> IN CHICAGO, LORENCIA HOWARD WAS HIS HIS DAUGHTER'S HIGH SCHOOL WHEN HE WAS BEATEN, TASED AND INJURED BY SCHOOL POLICE

THE INCIDENT CAUGHT ON CAMERA STARTED WHEN HE REFUSED TO PUT HIS CELL PHONE AWAY IN CLASS >> I'M TELLING THE OFFICER IT IS NOT NECESSARY WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? I'M RIGHT HERE, I'M THE DAD THEY TOLD ME TO SHUT UP AND STAND BACK THEY'RE COMMITTED TO A FULL AND THOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND COULD NOT COMMENT FURTHER BECAUSE THE CASE INVOLVES A MINOR

HOWARD JOINED PROTESTERS IN A SCHOOL BOARD THEY DECIDED TO KEEP RESOURCE OFFICERS IN CHICAGO SCHOOLS THIS HELPS CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT OF SAFETY FOR THE STUDENTS THAT KEEPS THEM COMING TO SCHOOL >> THE BOARD VOTED TO KEEP OFFICERS IN THE SCHOOL, WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND? >> I WAS DEVASTATED >> Reporter: THE MAYOR BACKS THE DECISION AND SAYS LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS SHOULD MAKE THE CALL

>> THEY'RE IN THE SCHOOLS, THEIR CHILDREN ARE IN THE SCHOOLS THEY HAVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF SCHOOL AT HEART >> Reporter: STUDENTS SAY THE MONEY FOR POLICE SHOULD BE SPENT ON COUNSELORS, NURSES AND EDUCATION >> WE NEED THE MONEY INVESTED TOWARD THE SCHOOL, NOT THE POLICE TO BE IN THERE TO ARREST KIDS >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AS MANY AS 20,000 SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS, A NUMBER THAT HAS INCREASED IN RESPONSE TO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

>> I DO WORRY THAT THIS VERY IMPORTANT, PROTECTIVE LAYER OF SCHOOL SAFETY GETS REMOVED — >> Reporter: MOE KENNEDY RUNS AN ORGANIZATION TO TRAIN SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS WE'RE REALLY PARTICULAR ABOUT THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO, ESPECIALLY UNDERSTANDING THEIR OWN BIASES THAT CAN HELP THEM BETTER ENGAGE WITH STUDENTS OF ALL COLORS >> Reporter: SCHOOLS ARE NOT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES SCHOOLS ARE PLACES WHERE KIDS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT SAFE AND NOT BE PENALIZED FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES

>> PROTESTERS TRIED TO FORCE MORE POLICE OUT OF THE NATION'S SCHOOLS RON ALLEN, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> THERE IS GOOD NEWS TONIGHT ABOUT HELPING AND HEALING IN THE MIDST OF THIS PANDEMIC AND HOW ONE CHEF IS PROVIDING SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A GOOD MEAL CHEF CHAD HOUSER IS ON A MISSION >> THE ENTIRE INITIATIVE LITERALLY LAUNCHED IN 72 HOURS

>> Reporter: THE TOP RATED CHEF OWNS AND RUNS CAFE MOMENTUM IN DALLAS AND WHEN BUSINESS SLOW DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS HE SAW A CHALLENGE AND AN OPPORTUNITY >> WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE >> Reporter: THE CHANGE? FEEDING THE HUNGRY ACROSS HIS CITY SINCE MARCH, HE AND HIS STAFF DELIVERED AN ASTOUNDING 350,000 MEALS ACROSS DALLAS THE MAJORITY GOING TO STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

>> THIS HAS BEEN A TRUE GAME CHANGER FOR OUR FAMILIES THOSE WHO HAVE FOOD INSECURITIES AND THIS TOOK ONE HUGE WEIGHT OFF OF THEIR SHOULDERS >> Reporter: THERE IS EVEN MORE TO THE STORY THIS ISN'T CHEF HOUSER'S ONLY INFORMATION >> OUR MISSION STATEMENT SAYS TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

>> Reporter: CAFE MOMENTUM DOESN'T JUST SERVE FOOD IT PROVIDES A SECOND CHANCE, HIRING TUNES THAT HAVE BEEN IN JUVENILE DETENTION LIKE 17-YEAR-OLD ASA BREEZE >> FACED A LOT OF HARDSHIPS WORKING HERE OUTSIDE OF THE JOB AND THERE WERE A LOT OF RESOURCES TO HELP ME, STAFF MEMBERS TO HELP ME >> Reporter: JUFB FOR THEM IT IS A SCARLET LETTER THEY WEAR ON THEIR CHEST SAYING THIS IS WHO I AM IT IS NOT WHO I WANT TO BE, BUT IT IS WHO IT HAS BEEN TOLD I AM

>> Reporter: CHEF HOUSER HAS BEEN STAFFING HIS WITH THE TEENS IN NEED OF THE 900 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO WORKED WITH THEM, ONLY 15% ENDED UP BACK IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW HIS RESTAURANT IS SO SUCCESSFUL THAT THE COMMUNITY HAS COME TOGETHER TO SAVE IT HIS OPERATION IS RUNNING ON DONATIONS TO FEED THE HUNGRY AND KEEP HIS TEAM, DEFYING EXPECTATIONS, EMPLOYED >> THIS GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WE PUT A LABEL ON, NOT ONLY SHED THAT LABEL BUT SHOWED THE WORLD HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE

THEY REALLY SHINED WHEN THE WORLD NEEDED THEM TO THE MOST >> CHEF HOUSER HOPES HE CAN REOPEN CAFE MOMENTUM FOR SIT DOWN MEALS AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE HE PLANS TO HAVE THE TEENS WORKING IN ALL AREAS OF THE RESTAURANT >>> IT IS SAD SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS PASSED PERHAPS THE TIMES HAS COME

THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEK DAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

M 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, WAIT, THERE IS MORE >> MORE? >> MORE >> >> TONS >> IT IS LOVE STUFF, IT IS TRENDING, MIND BENDING

IT IS 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 PAWNEE, MONKEYS, E TECHD, AND IT IS FREE

>> FREE FREE FREE? >> WHO IS WITH ME? >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO THAT IS WHAT

THAT IS WHY >> COME ON >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> 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 WATCH HER TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO FEEL NOT LESS THAN

THAT IS THE THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> DR QUINN SNYDER WORKS IN PHOENIX EMERGENCY ROOM AND HE RECENTLY WROTE AN OP-ED EXPRESSING HIS CONCERN ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN HIS STATE GOOD MORNING

THANKS FOR TALKING WITH US >> THANKS FOR HAVING ME >> SO, CORONAVIRUS CASES RAPIDLY ON THE RISE THERE IN ARIZONA WHAT DO YOU THINK IS CAUSING THE SURGE? >> >> A LOT OF DIFFERENT REASONS

STAY-AT-HOME ORDER LIFTED IN MAY SINCE THAT TIME, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GETTING OUT THERE PARTYING LIKE IT IS 2019 MEMORIAL DAY EVERYTHING WAS PACKED AROUND THE CASE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, ABOUT TWO TO THREE WEEKS LATER, YOU START TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF WHAT HAPPENED AS A RESULT OF LIFTING THE ORDERS AND WHAT NOT SO AT THIS POINT, WE'RE STARTING TO SEE GROWTH IN OUR CONFIRMED CASES AND A SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN OUR IN PATIENT HOSPITALIZATIONS AS WELL

>> AND YOU WROTE, YOU KNOW, THERE IS ALSO THIS ISSUE WITH MASKS THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC, EVEN NOW, THERE IS THE DEBATE ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WEARING MASKS WE HAVE BEEN WEARING THEM HERE IN NEW YORK FOR A LONG TIME NOW ARIZONA JUST RECENTLY BEING MANDATED TO START WEARING MASKS ON JUNE 17TH DO YOU THINK THE ABSENCE OF A STATEWIDE MANDATE REGARDING MASKS HAS BEEN A HUGE MISTAKE? >> JUST TO ADD ON TO THAT, ACTUALLY ON THE 17th, THE GOVERNOR DECIDED TO LET THE MUNICIPALITITIES TO DETERMINE FOR THEMSELVES WHETHER OR NOT THEY WOULD LIKE TO IMPLEMENT MASK RESTRICTIONS AND AT THAT POINT, WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS, USUALLY MOST CITIES AROUND THE STATE AS WELL AS ALL OF MARICOPA COUNTY, IS NOW UNDER A MASK MANDATE

IN MY OPINION, LOOKING OVER THE SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE, I THINK THE CONSENSUS IS MORE OR LESS CLEAR AT THIS POINT THAT MASK WEARING IS CRITICAL IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTAIN THIS PANDEMIC NOT JUST MASK WEARING BUT CORRECT MASK USAGE, INCLUDING KEEPING THEM OVER THE MOUTH AND THE NOSE >> SO GOVERNORS IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA ORDERED BARS TO ONCE AGAIN CLOSE THIS ISN'T SOMETHING ARIZONA GOVERNOR HAS YET DONE ARE YOU ALARMED BY HIS DECISION? I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE TORN BECAUSE ECONOMICALLY, OBVIOUSLY, THE STATES HAVE TAKEN A HIT

ARE MASKS IN BARS ENOUGH OR SHOULD THEY CLOSE? >> I'M DEEPLY CONCERNED WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE STATE WITHOUT A DOUBT WE NEED TO CLOSE THE BARS IN OUR STATE IT IS CLEAR THAT THERE IS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN THE 20 TO 44-YEAR-OLD AGE POPULATION AND MANY OF US EXPECT THAT THE OF THAT IS RELATED TO THE BARS CONTINUING TO BE OPEN AND TO ME THE FACT THAT THE BARS ARE STILL OPEN AND WE'RE ABOUT TO HEAD POTENTIALLY INTO A FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND WHERE THE BARS COULD REMAIN OPEN, IT COULD BE CATASTROPHIC IN OUR STATE >> YOU'RE AN ER DOCTOR AND ON THE FRONT LINES YOU'RE A RESPECTED VOICE AND YOU WROTE THIS BECAUSE YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE THE ARIZONA HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS PREPARED FOR WHAT IS TO COME

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN? >> REALLY GREAT QUESTION AT SOME POINT WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND ASK YOURSELVES, REALLY, WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IN OUR STATE THE REALITY IS THAT THE ARIZONA PANDEMIC REOPENING PLAN HAS FAILED IT DIDN'T WORK WE OPENED UP TOO QUICKLY

WE OPENED UP TOO MUCH, ALL AT ONCE IN MID-MAY AND WE'RE SEEING THE ILL EFFECTS OF THAT, SO TRULY THE SAFEST THING WOULD BE GO BACK TO A STAY AT HOME ORDER AT THIS POINT WITHOUT A DOUBT, WE NEED TO CLOSE THE BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS IMMEDIATELY I THINK LIKE TEXAS, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT REDUCING THE CAPACITY OF RESTAURANTS AT LEAST BY 50% WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE ENGAGING IN APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN RESTAURANTS, TABLES ABSOLUTELY NEED TO BE SPACED SIX FEET APART TO KEEP PATRONS SAFE AND BEYOND THAT, YOU KNOW, WE NEED TO STOP THINKING IN THE SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM STRATEGIES AND START LOOKING AT THE LONGER TERM AND THAT IS WHAT MY OP-ED WAS ABOUT IN THAT WE DESPERATELY NEED TO INCREASE THE TESTING CAPACITY THE CONFIRMED POSITIVES RIGHT NOW ARE AT 22% WHICH MEANS THAT WE DON'T NEARLY HAVE ENOUGH TESTING CAPACITY IN OUR STATE AND INCREASE THE TESTING

WE'RE AT 1/30th OF WHERE WE NEED TO BE IN THE CONTACT TRACING APPARATUS AND CASES CONTINUE TO SKY ROCKET, THAT GOAL WILL CONTINUE TO JUST GET FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY, UNFORTUNATELY >> REAL QUICKLY, RECENT STATS SUGGEST AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING COVID-19 ARE YOU SEEING THE SAME IN THE HOSPITAL? DO YOU THINK THE STATE MISSED THE WINDOW TO PROPERLY MANAGE THE SURGE? WHAT ARE YOU NOTICING? >> WE'RE NOTICING A BIG INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE 20 TO 44-YEAR-OLD AGE GROUP I PERSONALLY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF MANY PEOPLE IN THEIR 20s AND 30s, ADMITTED PEOPLE TO THE HOSPITAL IN THEIR 30s REQUIRING SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN WE HAVE INTUBATED NUMEROUS PEOPLE IN THE AGE GROUP, IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND HAD TO ADMIT THEM

I'M DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THAT AGE GROUP >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TALKING WITH US THIS MORNING WE ARE PRAYING THINGS GET BETTER IN ARIZONA >> THANKS SO MUCH FOR HAVING ME >>> WELCOME BACK WITH THE COUNTRY FACING RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT AND MANY FAMILIES STRUGGLING, THE IDEA OF GUARANTEED INCOME OR A FIXED MONTHLY CASH PAYMENT FOR ALL IS GAINING TRACTION

>> TODAY MAYORS FROM TEN US CITIES ARE EXCLUSIVELY ANNOUNCING THE FORMATION OF A GROUP CALLED MAYORS FOR GUARANTEED INCOME HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT IT IS STOCKTON CALIFORNIA MAYOR MICHAEL TUBBS GOOD MORNING TO YOU

>> GOOD MORNING >> THIS IS A FASCINATING TOPIC SOME MAYORS IN A PART OF THE COALITION INCLUDING KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS AND ERIC GARCIA YETTIE >> GARCETTI WE KNEW BEFORE COVID-19 IN THE UP RISING FROM THE GEORGE FLOYD MURDER THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN OUR ECONOMY WERE SUFFERING

WE KNOW THAT IN AMERICA TODAY, THAT LESS THAN 1/10 OF AMERICANS OWN 90% OF THE WEALTH WE KNOW WHITE AMERICANS HAVE TEN TIMES AS MUCH WEALTH AS THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND EIGHT TIMES AS MUCH WEALTH AS LATINO AMERICANS WE KNOW THAT 40% OF ALL AMERICANS CAN AFFORD ONE $400 EMERGENCY AND THE STATUS QUO IS UNTENABLE AND UNACCEPTABLE WEDNESDAY ALSO KNOW THAT 50 YEARS AGO, WITH THE UP RISING AND UNREST THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, SAID WE HAVE TO REALLY BE SERIOUS ABOUT PROVIDING ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR ALL AND ABOLISH POVERTY THE TOOL TO DO THAT IS GUARANTEED INCOME THE MAYORS ARE SAYING WE WILL PILOT, TEST AND SPEAK TO THE NEED FOR THE CONSTITUENTS TO HAVE IMMEDIATE CASH ASSISTANCE NOW, PARTICULARLY DURING A TIME OF COVID-19 AND PARTICULARLY DURING A TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE OUT IN THE STREETS PROTESTING AND DEMANDING A CHANGE FROM THE STATUS QUO

>> THIS PROGRAM WILL WORK SLIGHTLY DIFFERENTLY IN EACH CITY, SO IN ADDITION TO GOVERNMENT SOCIAL SAFETY NETS, OF COURSE, HOPING TO HELP NEARLY 6 MILLION AMERICANS, TALK ABOUT HOW THIS PROGRAM WOULD BE FUNDED AND HOW RECIPIENTS WOULD BE SELECTED OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A HUGE NEED >> IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT PER CITY IN EVERY CITY, THE MAYOR WOULD BE COMMITTED TO WORKING AND FIGHTING TO LAUNCH A PILOT IN STOCKTON WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 18 MONTHS

WHAT WE DID WAS ALLOWED 75% OF THE CITIES TO BE SELECTED, TO BE QUALIFIED AND 125 PEOPLE WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED AT THE SAME TIME, WE'RE ALSO SAYING THAT BILLS LIKE SENIOR HARRISON'S BILL IN THE SENATE OR THE BILL IN THE HOUSE SHOULD ALSO BE PASSED IT WOULD PROVIDE GUARANTEED INCOME FOR COVID-19 RELATED FOR ALL AMERICANS >> SO IN STOCKTON WHERE YOU LAUNCHED YOUR OWN VERSION OF THE PROGRAM LAST YEAR, YOU PROVIDED $500 A MONTH TO 125 RESIDENTS SELECTED AT RANDOM THE PROGRAM IS STILL ONGOING, BUT WHAT ARE YOU NOTICING FROM THE RESULTS

>> WHAT IS FASCINATING IS PEOPLE SPEND MONEY LIKE YOU AND I SPEND MONEY PARTICULARLY DURING COVID-19, ALMOST 46% OF THE $500 HAD BEEN SPENT ON FOOD TO SHELTER IN PLACE PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO SPEND MORE ON THEIR KIDS THE ONE MOTHER TALKED ABOUT HOW SHE WAS ABLE TO SEND HER KID TO FOOTBALL CAMP PRECOVID-19 PEOPLE ARE ALSO ABLE TO WORK MORE, WHICH PEOPLE DIDN'T EXPECT, GIVEN THE FACT THAT THE $500 WAS ENOUGH FOR FOLKS WHO WORK RETAIL OR HOURLY JOBS TO ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME OFF TO TRY AND INTERVIEW FOR JOBS THAT ARE MORE STABLE, PAY MORE, AND HAVE UNION BENEFITS

I HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED AND SURPRISED WITH HOW EVERY SINGLE SPENDING DECISION TRACKED IS IN LINE WITH HOW I WOULD SPEND MONEY AS AMERICANS, EVERY AMERICAN HAS A NEED FOR IT AS A PERSON WHO HAS SIMILAR DESIRES WOULD SPEND MONEY THE SAME WAY YOU AND I SPEND MONEY >> AND LET ME BE DEVILS ADVOCATE WHAT DO YOU SAY TO CRITICS WHO SAY IT COULD BE USED FOR THE WRONG REASONS OR DISCOURAGE PEOPLE FROM GETTING OUT AND GETTING A JOB

>> IN TERMS OF SPENDING, I THINK THE PAST 18 MONTHS, STOCKTON HAS PROVIDED HARD DATA FOR FOLKS GIVEN $500 A MONTH, HOW THE MONEY WAS SPENT 40% OF THE MONEY WAS SPENT ON FOOD, 20% WAS SPENT ON SALES AND MERCHANDISE 10% SPENT ON UTILITIES, RENT, ET CETERA, AND SOME OF THE MONEY WAS SPENT ON HELPING OUT FAMILY MEMBERS AND HELPING OUT NEIGHBORS AND ENSURING THAT HAVE THE ECONOMIC RESILIENCE TO PERSIST DURING PANDEMICS LIKE THIS ONE IN TERMS OF PEOPLE NOT WORKING, THAT WAS ONE OF MY CONCERNS I REALIZED IN THE COUNTRY, THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T WORK, CAN'T WORK BECAUSE THEY'RE CHILDREN AND WE HAVE CHILD LABOR LAWS

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORKING, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, BUT AREN'T COMPENSATED FOR THE WORK THEY DO AT HOME AND FOLKS WANT TO WORK WE HAVE ESSENTIAL WORKERS PUTTING LIVES ON THE LINE DURING A HEALTH CRISIS WORRIED ABOUT BEING EVICTED FROM THEIR HOMES OR THEY'RE GOING TO FOOD BANKS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD FOOD >> I WAS LOOKING AT YOUR STORY AND YOUR FINANCIAL CHALLENGES GROWING UP CLEARLY YOU BELIEVE THAT SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD CHANGE A LIFE

>> 100 % MY MOM WAS SINGLE, SHE WORKED HARDER THAN EVER BEFORE AND SOMETHING AS SMALL AS AN INCOME OF 4 OR $500 WOULD HAVE ALLOWED HER TO BE HOME AND ALLOWED HER TO BREATHE AND NOT BE SO STRESSED AND ANXIOUS AND BE FULLY HUMAN >> MAYOR TUBBS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND WE'LL CERTAINLY FOLLOW THIS PROGRAM TO SEE HOW IT WORKS >> HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY >> GOSH, TIME IS FLYING

THANK YOU SOME CALL RACIS M I HOLLYWOOD >>> MY NAME IS CLEVELAND BROWN >> THIS MORNING, A NEW COMMITMENT TO CASTING AUTHENTICITY FROM TWO OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND BELOVED ANIMATED SERIES >> BREAKER, BREAKER, 1-9

10-4 >> ON FOX'S FAMILY GUY, WHITE VOICE OVER ACTOR MICHAEL HENRY TWEETING HE WILL NO LONGER PLAY THE VOICE OF CLEVELAND BROWN, ONE OF THE SHOW'S BLACK CHARACTERS I LOVE THIS CHARACTER, BUT PERSONS OF COLOR SHOULD PLAY CHARACTERS OF COLOR SEPARATELY, THE PRODUCERS OF THE SIMPSONS ANNOUNCED THE SHOW WILL NO LONGER HAVE WHITE ACTORS VOICE NON-WHITE CHARACTERS KRISTIN BELL, WHO PLAYS MOLLY ON CENTRAL PARK SAYS SHE WILL QUIT DOING THE CHARACTER, WRITING, CASTING A MIXED RACE CHARACTER WITH A WHITE ACTRESS UNDERMINES THE MIXED RACE AND BLACK AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

STEPPING DOWN FROM HER ROLE ON NETFLIX, BIG MOUTH, ACTOR JENNY SLATE SENT A SIMILAR MESSAGE, CASTING WHITE ACTORS TO PLAY NON-WHITE CHARACTERS HAS A LONG HISTORY IN HOLLYWOOD EXAMPLES ARE ENDLESS INCLUDING 1965 >> NATALIE WOOD AND GEORGE CAST AS PUERTO RICANS IN WESTSIDE STORY, MICKEY ROONEY'S PORTRAYAL OF A JAPANESE MAN IN BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS AND HUNDREDS OF WHITE ACTORS LIKE ROCK HUDSON AS STEREO TYPICAL NATIVE AMERICAN CHARACTERS >> ALL WHITE MEN ARE THIEVES

>> OUT RIGHT STEREO TYPES HAVE BECOME LESS COMMON IN RECENT DECADES, THE CASTING ISSUE HAS TAKEN LONGER TO CHANGE IN 2015'S ALOHA, EMMA STONE PLAYED A CHARACTER WITH MIXED ASIAN AND HAWAIIAN HERITAGE SHE LATER APOLOGIZED >> WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT IS THE KIND OF BAD JOKE

I AM SO TIRED >> AZARI VOICED APU ON THE SIMPSONS, ALONG WITH DOZENS OF OTHER CHARACTERS, BEFORE FINALLY ANNOUNCING HE WOULD STEP AWAY FROM THE ROLES >> ONCE IT BECAME CLEAR THAT IT WASN'T JUST 17 HIPSTERS AND A MICRO BREWERY IN BROOKLYN DECIDING WHO SHOULD SAY WHAT AND HOW, BUT IT ACTUALLY AFFECTED PEOPLE OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS, IT WAS KIND OF AN EASY DECISION TO STEP AWAY >> THE CHANGES COME AMID A BROADER DEBATE OVER AMERICA'S HISTORY OF RACIAL INJUSTICE LEADING TO THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS AROUND THE NATION AND REAPPRAISAL OF PAST LEADERS

>> WHAT SIDE OF HISTORY DO YOU STAND ON? >> OVER THE WEEKEND, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SAID IT WILL REMOVE WOODROW WILSON'S NAME FROM THE PUBLIC POLICY SCHOOL AND ONE OF THE RESIDENTIAL COLLEGES WILSON'S RACISM WAS SIGNIFICANT AND CONSEQUENTIAL, EVEN BY THE STANDARDS OF HIS OWN TIME, WROTE THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, CITING WILSON'S SEGREGATION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE AFTER IT HAS BEEN RACIALLY INTEGRATED FOR DECADES, ALONG WITH DOCUMENTED EXAMPLES OF WILSON'S WHITE SUPREMACIST VIEWS NEW SCRUTINY ON REPRESENTATION FROM THE HALLS OF ACADEMIA, THE CHARACTERS CREATED IN HOLLYWOOD THERE HAS EVEN BEEN A PUSH TO MAKE A CHANGE IN SPORTS THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS REMOVED THE NAME OF A FORMER OWNER FROM ITS STADIUM BUT EXISTED CHANGE TO CHANGE THEIR NAME

>>> INTERNET ACCESS IS SOMETHING MANY AMERICANS TAKE FOR GRANTED >> HOW CAN I SUBMIT EVERYTHING IF WE CAN'T LOG IN? >> FOR MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WITHOUT ANY ONLINE ACCESS IT CAN BE DEVASTATING INTERNET SHOULDN'T BE SOMETHING THAT JUST PEOPLE WHO ARE MORE AFFLUENT HAVE THE ABILITY TO PURCHASE >> IT IS NOT JUST THE INTERNET IN THE AGE OF CORONAVIRUS, EVERY STUDENT NOW NEEDS A LAPTOP OR A TABLET JUST TO ATTEND SCHOOL, SO IT IS EASY TO SEE WHY MANY HAVE FALLEN BEHIND

>> COVID-19 HAS LITERALLY CHANGED THE NATURE OF K THROUGH 12 EDUCATION >> Reporter: A NEW STUDY BY COMMON SENSE MEDIA FINDS 30% OF STUDENTS DON'T HAVE THE BASIC INTERNET SERVICE OR THE DEVICES THEY NEED TO ATTEND ONLINE SCHOOL AROUND 10% OF TEACHERS, 300 TO 400,000 IN ALL LACK THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO REACH THEIR STUDENTS >> IT IS FRUSTRATING FOR THE TEACHERS THEY'RE CREATING CONTENT

THEY DON'T WANT THEIR STUDENTS TO FALL BEHIND >> Reporter: THE COST TO EQUIP EVERYONE, BY ONE ESTIMATE IT WILL TAKE $6 BILLION FOR STUDENTS AND ANOTHER BILLION JUST FOR TEACHERS TO BE FULLY CONNECTED >> THIS IS THE BEST INVESTMENT WE CAN MAKE IN AMERICA'S FUTURE AND IN AMERICA'S YOUNG PEOPLE WHY NOT TURN THIS CRISIS INTO A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY? >> Reporter: FOR THE WALLACE FAMILY IN CALIFORNIA, IT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE SINCE THE DISTRICT MOVED TO ONLINE LEARNING >> WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO UPGRADE HER INTERNET YET EITHER BECAUSE IT IS NOT A BILL WE'RE READY TO FACTOR IN YET

>> Reporter: THEY DID RECEIVE CHROME BOOKS SO THE TWO SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN COULD CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION >> WE WEREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS ON OUR OWN, SO IT ALL CAME — >> A BLESSING >> A TABLET OR A COMPUTER, IT IS A NECESSITY >> Reporter: SOMETHING STUDENTS NOW, MORE THAN EVER, CAN'T DO WITHOUT RURAL AREAS HAVE THE BIGGEST GAP, BUT EVEN IN STATES WITH THE BEST INTERNET ACCESS, ALMOST ONE QUARTER OF STUDENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO RELIABLE, ONLINE SERVICE

A LOT OF DISTRICTS HAVE STRUGGLED WITH THIS, NOT WANTING TO LIMIT LEARNING BUT MAKE SURE EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THAT LEARNING SAVANNAH, WILLIE? >> SO INTERESTING REMOTE LEARNING, DIFFICULT ENOUGH WHEN YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS ALL THE MORE DIFFICULT THERE THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> THIS MORNING, SOME ARE FURIOUS IN FLORIDA AS A BATTLE OVER BEACH CLOSURES HEATS UP THE MAYORS OF THREE FLORIDA CITIES SHOUTED DOWN BY HECKLERS WHILE ANNOUNCING THEIR BEACHES WILL CLOSE FOR THE UP COMING FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND THIS AS INFECTIONS NATIONWIDE CONTINUE THEIR RAPID RISE THE U

S, SURPASSING TWO AND A HALF MILLION CASES WITH MORE THAN 125,000 DEATHS >> THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE, AS INDIVIDUALS, HAVE TO ACT RESPONSIBLY WE NEED TO SOCIAL DISTANCE

WE NEED TO WEAR OUR FACE COVERINGS >> Reporter: THE HEALTH CRISIS, CAUSING TENSIONS TO SPILL OVER A NORTH HOLLYWOOD WOMAN SHAMED FOR NOT WEARING A MASK INSIDE A TRADER JOE'S >> SHE IS NOT WEARING A MASK I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM

>> Reporter: IN CALIFORNIA, A CRUSH OF NEW CASES, ESPECIALLY IN LA, FORCING THE GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE, ISSUING A STATE ORDER SUNDAY, CLOSING BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS IN LA COUNTY, AND SIX OTHERS WHILE RECOMMENDING EIGHT COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA TAKE SIMILAR ACTIONS

OVER THE WEEKEND, RECORD NUMBERS RECORDED IN GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA, AND FLORIDA, WHICH HAD MORE THAN 9,500 NEW CASES ON SATURDAY GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS SAYS THE BIGGEST INCREASE IS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, 25 TO 34 >> THIS IS BASICALLY SOCIALIZING YOU'RE GOING OUT, YOU'RE DOING DIFFERENT THINGS >> TO STOP THIS, FLORIDA BANNING DRINKING IN BARS JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER MANY REOPENED

>> WE'RE SHUT DOWN, WE DON'T HAVE A KITCHEN, WE DON'T SERVE FOOD WE CAN'T OPERATE >> AFTER RECORDING NEARLY 10,000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY HERE IN FLORIDA, WE ASKED MIAMI-DADE FLORIDA'S MAYOR ABOUT IT WHAT HE FINDS UNNERVING IS NOT ABOUT THE NUMBER OF CASES BUT PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE 22%, WHICH IS AN INDICATION OF A HIGHER RATE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

SAYING TEXAS HAS TAKEN A DANGEROUS TURN THIS MORNING AS >>> THIS MORNING, AS CASES SURGE, TEXAS IS PUTTING THE REOPEN IN REVERSE, SETTING A TROUBLING NEW RATE FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS WITH ABOUT 5,500 PATIENTS NOW IN HOSPITAL BEDS >> IT YOU DON'T NEED TO GET OUT, THERE IS NO REASON TO GO OUT >> Reporter: TESTING SITES ARE OVERWHELMED THE LINE AT THIS HOUSTON DRIVE-THRU LOCATION STRETCHING FOR BLOCKS

>> IT IS BETTER TO KNOW THAN NOT TO KNOW >> SOME PARAMEDICS ARE FACING AN HOUR LONG WAIT TIME TO TRANSFER A PATIENT FROM THE AMBULANCE INTO THE HOSPITAL BARS ARE CLOSED DOWN AGAIN, AND RESTAURANT CAPACITIES SCALED BACK >> WE'RE AT THE POINT WHERE WE GO BACKWARDS >> Reporter: IN DALLAS, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE DONNED A MASK AT A CHURCH WHILE MORE THAN 100 CHOIR MEMBERS SANG SIDE BY SIDE WITHOUT THEM

THE VICE PRESIDENT LATER SAYING THIS — >> WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> TO THE WEST, ARIZONA IS BREAKING RECORDS WITH MORE THAN 3,800 NEW CASES REPORTED SUNDAY AND HOSPITALS INUNDATED >> WE DON'T HAVE SPACE TO SEE OUR PATIENTS WHO DON'T HAVE COVID >> ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR HAS NOT REIMPOSED RESTRICTIONS AS CROWDS PACKED ARIZONA RIVERS WITH INNER TUBES THIS WEEKEND, TRYING TO BEAT THE TRIPLE DIGIT HEAT >> THEY FEAR MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATIONS PLAYED A ROLE IN SPREADING THE VIRUS

THEY'RE LOOKING AHEAD TO THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND THERE WILL BE A 15-MINUTE FIRE WORK SESSION THEY'RE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WATCH ON TV OR FROM THEIR YARD >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU THAT BRINGS US TO >>> HE IS THE DIRECTOR OF THE GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

GOOD MORNING TO YOU I'M SURE YOU HEARD THE HHS SECRETARY, ALEX AZAR'S WARNING THAT THE WINDOW IS CLOSING FOR US TO TAKE ACTION AND GET THIS UNDER CONTROL DO YOU AGREE? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON I DO AGREE WITH SECRETARY AZAR WINDOW IS NARROW

THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE VIRUS IF YOU FALL BEHIND AS WE HAVE, YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY AND AGGRESSIVELY WE CAN'T HAVE BARS, I'M NOT SURE WE CAN HAVE RESTAURANTS WHERE PEOPLE ARE SITTING INDOORS, NIGHTCLUBS, ANYTHING THAT GATHERS PEOPLE IN DOORS I THINK AT THIS MOMENT IS WAY TOO RISKY AND HAS TO BE DIALLED BACK >> WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THIS RISE TO? SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE MEMORIAL DAY CROWDS SOME PEOPLE WONDER IF THE PROTESTS WILL LEAD TO MORE VIRUS CASES SPIKING

THE LACK OF WEARING MASKS UNIFORMLY WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND IT? >> I THINK IT IS A COMBINATION OF ALL OF THE THINGS THE THINGS THAT ARE RISKY, MOST OF THESE STATES OPEN WHEN THE UNDER LYING LEVEL OF CASES WAS SO HIGH, THEY WEREN'T COMING DOWN I THINK THEY DIDN'T MEET THE GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP AND THEN GATHERINGS, ESPECIALLY INDOOR GATHERINGS, BARS, RESTAURANTS, THOSE ARE PARTICULARLY RISKY NONE HAD MANDATORY MASK LAWS

PUT ALL OF THAT TOGETHER, THAT IS A COMBINATION OF FACTORS THAT HAS LED US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY >> NOW WE'RE CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER BIG HOLIDAY, FOURTH OF JULY, WHAT WOULD YOUR MESSAGE BE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING A GATHERING, EVEN A GATHERING OUTSIDE OR EXPANDING THEIR CIRCLES RIGHT NOW >> IF YOU'RE ONE OF THE HOT ZONES, THEN REALLY, I THINK PEOPLE HAVE TO RETHINK ANY LARGE GATHERING, WHETHER INDOORS OR OUTDOORS IN DOOR GATHERINGS ARE VERY RISKY OUTDOORS ARE BETTER

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BACKYARD BARBECUE AND CAN KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANCED FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS, I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY OKAY I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK AND WE HAVE TO REALLY TRY OUR BEST TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF RISK BECAUSE THE HOSPITALS ARE GETTING PRETTY STRETCHED ACROSS MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY >> WE SAW THE IMAGES, LONG LINES WAITING FOR TESTING IN THE HOT SPOT STATES BY THE WAY, VERY CLOSE TOGETHER, WAITING FOR TESTING WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> MANY OF US HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING FOR MONTHS

MANY HAVE BEEN BORED TALKING ABOUT TESTING HERE WE ARE WE HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT TESTING PEOPLE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT HOURS TO GET A MEDICAL TEST THAT MANY KNEW WE HAVE NEEDED FOR MANY, MANY MONTHS WHEN WE HEAR WE HAVE TOO MANY TESTS OR PLENTY OF TESTS, REALLY THEY'RE MAKING PEOPLE NERVOUS

IT WOULD BE BETTER IF THEY COULD BE SPACED OUT >> THESE ARE URGENT DAYS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME WE APPRECIATE IT DEMANDING >>> OVERNIGHT, THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THAT ACCORDING TO U

S INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS >> RUSSIAN BOUNTDYS MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF SEVERAL US SERVICE MEMBERS

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE US SECURITY COUNCIL TELLS NBC, THE VERACITY OF THE UNDER LYING ALLEGATIONS CONTINUES TO BE EVALUATED SEPARATELY A SENIOR DEFENSE OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY BOUNTY WAS EVER PAID THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE EXISTENCE OF THOSE BOUNTIES

TIMES SAID THE INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING BOOK AND WAS DISCUSSED AT AN INNER AGENCY MEETING PRESIDENT TRUMP DENIED HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AND REPORTED TO ME THEY DID NOT FIND THE INFO CREDIBLE AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO ME OR VP, POSSIBLY ANOTHER FABRICATED, RUSSIA HOAX HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI HAD A SCATHING RESPONSE, CALLING THE PRESIDENT'S REACTION APPALLING, AND REQUESTING AN URGENT UPDATE TO CONGRESS >> THIS IS TOTALLY OUT RAGOUS YOU WOULD THINK THE PRESIDENT WOULD WANT TO HEAR MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING HE KNEW ANYTHING

>> IT COMES AMID GROWING OUTRAGE, AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP RETWEETED A RACIST VIDEO IN THE TWEET, THE PRESIDENT THANKED HIS SUPPORTERS AT A FLORIDA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, THE VIDEO INCLUDES ONE MAN REPEATEDLY CHANTING WHITE POWER >> WHITE POWER WHITE POWER >> ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ALLIES, SENATOR TIM SCOTT, CONDEMNED THE TWEET, CALLING IT INDENSIVE

>> NO QUESTION, HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TWEETED IT >> IT WAS TAKEN DOWN BUT ONLY AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DID NOT HEAR THE REMARKS S IT IS W ORTH NOTG WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE NOTICED THE CONTENTS OF A CONTROVERSIAL RETWEET HE MADE BACK IN APRIL, HE SAID, QUOTE, I NOTICE EVERYTHING

AS FOR THE RUSSIA STORY, A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE MATTER HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE LATER ON TODAY AND THIS MORNING THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE THIS MORNING THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE REPORT CALLING IT LIES >> WE HEARD JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO THAT MIKE PENCE WAS TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING A MASK PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE? >> THAT IS PL RIGHT

PENCE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE LIVING G IN AREAS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD HE MADE THESE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY TAKE A LISTEN M >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN AFFECTED AREAS THAT IS

WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING WEARING A MASK IS A GOOD IDEA >> AND TO YOUR POINT, HE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK SUNDAY BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING WIDE AND HAS BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING LORD HE HAS BROAD CRITICISM FOR NOT ENFORCING THE GUIDELINES THAT INCLUDES AT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING

WE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND THE CAMPAIGN DG SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >>> VICE PRESIDENTS MIKE PENCE WAS TALKING ABOUT MASS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> THIS WAS NOTABLE PENCE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD

HE MADE THESE RY REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS A teGOOD IDEA >> AND TO YOUR POINT, HE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK SUNDAY THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEAR AND ONE AND B HAS ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING ON

THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM FOR NOT ENFORCING GUIDELINES THAT INCLUDES AT A A CAMPAIGN RALLY ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING AMONG RALLY GOERS THE STATEMENT FROM THE CAMPAIGN WAS THAT THEY C'WERE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >> THE FORMER OFFICER WHO KNELT ON GEORGIA FLOYD'S NECK IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR EIN COURT VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

THREE OTHER OFFICERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN N PERSON HE IS CHARGED WITH SECOND- DEGREE MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER THREE OTHER OFFICERS ARE ACCUSED OF ADDING AND ABETTING IF CONVICTED THEY COULD FACE 40 EYEARS IN PRISON EACH PROTEST HAVE CONTINUED

JUST A FEW DAYS AGO THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO DEFUND THE POLICE S DEPARTMENT NOW IN AN INTERVIEW THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION SAYS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE POLICE FORCE IS CONSIDERING QUITTING OR RETIRING COPS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE UNDER ATTACK >> AN OFFICER IN A HORRIFIC THING YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WITH THAT BRUSH

THAT IS STEREOTYPING IN THE WORST WAY >> THE LIEUTENANT SAYS THE UNION IS NOT REPRESENTING SHELDON BUT STANDING BY THREE OTHER OFFICERS AND WAS TO SEE THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM THE INCIDENT WHICH IS NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED >> IN AURORA COLORADO A SYMPHONY OF STRINGS A MASSAGE THERAPIST LOVE TO PLAY THE VIOLIN AND DIED LAST AUGUST AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH JTE POLICE HIS FAMILY JOINED PROTESTERS IN DENVER DEMANDING THE OFFICER FACE FF CRIMINAL CHARGES

THE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL AS POLICE TRIED TO BREAK IT UP >> WE ARE NOT BLACK, NOT WHITE HIS DEATH NOW IS UNDER NEW SCRUTINY IN THE WAKE OF PROTESTS OVER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> IT IS TRAGIC THAT IT TOOK THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN TO BRING LIGHT TO THIS CASE THE FAMILY IS GLAD THAT PEOPLE ARE FINALLY SEEING IT

>> THIS IS McLEAN BUYING ICE TEA AT A STORE MOMENTS BEFORE BEING A PREACHED APPROACHED AS HE WALKED HOME HE WAS ANEMIC HE WOULD WEAR A SKI MASK TO STAY WARM SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED POLICE >> OFFICER USED A CHOKEHOLD TO RESTRAIN HIM

PARAMEDICS INJECTED HIM TO CALM THEM DOWN >> McLEAN WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DIED SEVERAL DAYS LATER POLICE SAY AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS ACTIONS FOLLOWEDOLGN PROTOCOL ALL THREE HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION OF VOTE SPOKESPERSON SAID THEY WOULD NOT COMMENT

THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE >> NOW AFTER ONE YEAR THERE IS A CASE FOR HIS FAMILY IS THIS ENOUGH? >> IS NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH >> HIS DEATH WAS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED >> ELIJAH WAS AN ANGEL

HE WAS AN NF INNOCENT YOUNG MAN WHO HAD NEVER HAD CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POLICE >> ITHE AUTOPSY WAS INCONCLUSIVE FINDING THE MANNER OF DEATH TO BE ED UNDETERMINED SAYING IT COULD'VE BEEN AN ACCIDENT, NATURAL DEATH OR HOMICIDE POLICE HAVE BANNED THE USE OF THE CHOKEHOLD USED ON HIM >>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS NATIONWIDE THE SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES JUMPED MORE THAN 41% IN THE PAST WEEK

THE NATION'S HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY HAS A DIRE ATLOOWARNING >> WE HAVE A HOSPITALIZATION RATES THE LOWEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN TWO MONTHS BUT THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION THE WINDOW IS BL CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT THE NUMBER AOF WEEKLY DESK FROM COVID-19 IS DECLINING

IT DIPPED INTO THE HUNDREDS THAT IS DOWN FROM THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WEEKLY DEATHS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE SPRING EXPERTS CAUTION THE PUBLIC TO REMEMBER THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS ARE LAGGING INDICATORS OF COVID-19 >> SOON YOU TWILL BE SEEING MORE DEATHS THEY ARE COMING DOWN AS A COUNTRY BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE THEM COMING UP

>> THE POSITIVITY RATE IN CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND ARIZONA ARE ON THE RISE NEW CASES ARE NOT JUST A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> WHERE YOU SEE AN INCREASE IT TO IS A REAL DANGER IT IS MORE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DRIVING THE SPIKE

MANY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC >> YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS AND THEY R DON'T HAVE THE COMPLICATIONS THAT OLDER PEOPLE DO >> WHILE THE YS YOUNGER AND HEALTHIER ADULTS MAY HAVE BETTER T SURVIVAL ODDS THE CONCERN IS FOR THOSE THEY IN FACT >> WE WILL SEE THAT NUMBER GO UP OVER THE NEXT 30 DAYS AS THE CASES IN YOUNGER ADULTS SPREAD TO OLDER INDIVIDUALS AND THOSE WITH CONDITIONS THAT PUT THEM AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASES >> THERE ARE BETTER STRATEGIES TO S

CONVEY THE VIRUS PEOPLE ARE BEING TREATED WITH OXYGEN AND PLACED ON THEIR STOMACHS TO ALLOW BETTER BLOOD AND O2 FLOW PATIENTS ARE GETTING CONVALESCENT PLAZA AND STEROIDS STILL EXPERTS ARE REMINDING AMERICANS NOT TO LOSE PERSPECTIVE >> 120 DAYS AGO COVID-19 WAS NOT IN THE TOP 75 CAUSES OF DEATH

IN APRIL AND MAY IT WAS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH WE HAVE NOT ERSEEN THAT HAPPEN SINCE 1918 WE ARE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS EGO UP AGAIN IT WILL CYCLE UP AND DOWN >> WE HAVE HEARD THE TERM HERD IMMUNITY

ENOUGH PEOPLE HAVE COVID-19 AND THE TRADITION BEGINS TO SLOW IS THAT E HAPPENING YET? >> THE EXPERT THEY OFFICIALLY FIVE TO LI7% OF THE POPULATION HAS HAD COVID- 19 IN ORDER TO GET TO THE BIG NUMBER THEY SUGGEST ULTIMATELY WE WILL SEE 50 TO 70% OF THE POPULATION HAVING BEEN EXPOSED TO COVERT NOW YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT 225 MILLION PEOPLE IN A POPULATION OF 320 MILLION WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO TOGO BEFORE WE HIT THOSE TT NUMBERS

>> OKAY THANKS SO MUCH >> IT WAS A NIGHT PACKED WITH PERFORMANCES DURING THE BET AWARDS THEY WERE HANDED OUT VIRTUALLY BECAUSE OF COVID- 19 >> OPENING THE SHOW WAS A 12- YEAR-OLD SINGING SEX STATION WHO CAPTURED ATTENTION WITH A SONG ABOUT BEING A YOUNG BLACK MAN IN TODAY'S WORLD

'S A CAPPELLA PERFORMANCE OF I JUST WANT TO LIVE FOLLOWED BY FIGHT THE POWER ADDING NEW LYRICS TO THE SONG AND CLIPS OF PROTEST MARCHES >> IT IS 2020 WE WANT TO GET DOWN >> FROM THE SOUNDS OF PROTEST TO THE SPIRIT OF THE QUEEN OF SOUL JENNIFER HUDSON CHANNELING ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGING YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK

HUDSON WILL STAR AS THE LEGEND IN AN UPCOMING FILM DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR >> FROM ONE QUEEN TO S ANOTHER, BEYONCI WAS GIVEN A HUMANITARIAN AWARD PRESENTED TO HER BY HER RL FRIEND AND FORMER FIRST LADY, MICHELLE OBAMA >> I JUST WANT TO SAY, YOU INSPIRE ME YOU INSPIRE ALL OF US >> THE MULTI- GRAMMY AWARD WINNER USING HER SPEECH TO O ENCOURAGE VIEWERS TO VOTE

>> YI WANT ALL OF MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO KNOW W THEY ARE INSPIRING ME WE NEED TO CHANGE WE HAVE TO VOTE LIKE OUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES >> ATTRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT THAT CAME FROM LITTLE WAYNE PERFORMING HIS 2009 TRACK, KOBE TA BRYANT

>> HE GRABBED ATTENTION FOR HIS HIT, ROCKSTAR ON THE GROUND >> THE KNEE OF A WHITE POLICE OFFICER ON HIS NECK RE-CREATING THE TRAUMATIC VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD DEATH AND THE VERSE AABOUT HIS OWN ENCOUNTERS WITH RACIAL PROFILING >> WAS A POWERFUL EVENING I WILL TELL YOU, MY KIDS WERE WATCHING TO I WAS P NDD AAMAZED BECAUSE I I THOUGHT IT WAS COOL

I BRING THIS UP BECAUSE IT MAKES ME REALIZE THAT THESE ARTISTS HAVE SUCH A POWERFUL PLATFORM WHEN THEY SPEAK, PEOPLE LISTEN >> YES IT'S HARD TO IGNORE SOME OF E THAT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> WITH ALL THE WORRIES ABOUT A SECOND WAVE OF COVID-19 IN CITIES WHAT IS HAPPENING IN BEIJING COULD AL PROVIDE A GLIMPSE AT THE % FUTURE WHAT LIFE COULD LOOK LIKE WHEN THEY'RE FRESH OUTBREAKS AND THERE WILL BE OUTBREAKS WITH NEW CASES ANNOUNCED MOST OLD RITUALS RETURNED LIKE TEMPERATURE CHECKS THE REASON FOR THE TOTAL LOCKDOWN, NOBODY WANTS TO DOSTIFLE ANY MOMENTUM THE ECONOMY MIGHT HAVE THERE IS A MORE RESTRAINED APPROACH

THE STRATEGY HERE IS TESTING, A LOT OF IT THERE ARE 5000 SITES SET UP AND HANDLE N AT HALF NTMILLION TESTS A DAY THEY CAN INCREASE TO 1 MILLION IF THEY HAVE TO THE GOVERNMENT SAYS 28 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED IN JUST OVER THONE WEEK

THEY FOUND FEWER THAN 250 CASES AND THERE ARE SITES EVERYWHERE SOCCER FIELDS, HOSPITALS AND A SWAB IN THE THROAT AND MAYBE SOME GAGGING IT TAKES LESS THAN ONE MINUTE TO GET A TEST ANYONE CAN GET TESTED MOST PEOPLE ARE NEGATIVE

WE HAVE SPECIAL ACCESS TO THE TESTING SITE IT WAS RUNNING LIKE CLOCKWORK HERE'S HOW IT WORKS THEY PUBLICIZED THAT THIS TESTING ANYONE CAN GET IN TOUCH WITH THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD COMMITTEE AND THEN THEY GET TOLD WHEN AND WHERE TO SHOW UP AND EVERYTHING IS ORGANIZED

>> THE VIRUS IS LINKED TO A WHOLESALE FOOD MARKET IT PROVIDES 80% OF THE CITY'S FOOD PEOPLE WERE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE FOOD S SUPPLY AND SALMON WAS BLAMED OFFICIALS DEBUNK THAT NEIGHBORHOODS WERE LOCKED DOWN AND THAT'S WHEN BIG DATA KICKED IN USING T O CONTAC TRACING INCLUDING CASHLESS PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS AND GPS

PATIENCE WERE FOUND CI FROM HIM OFFICIALS RETRACED HIS STEPS AND THAT GREW INTO 250,000 CONTACTS >> BEIJING IS GOING BIG ON TESTING AT A TIME WHEN THE US TESTING STRATEGY IS CONFUSED

PRESIDENT TRUMP CLAIMS A SURGE IN CASES IS BECAUSE THEY ARE FINDING NEW CASES PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT IS TRUE BUT THE DATA SHOWS THE VIRUS IS SPREADING MORE THERE IS NO DEBATE HERE IN CHINA TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT CERTAIN GROUPS AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAD TO BE TESTED

FOR EVERYONE ELSE IT IS ENCOURAGED AND PEOPLE SEEM OKAY WITH IT >> I FEEL SAFER IT IS ALSO A SECURITY GUARANTEE FOR MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS >> IT TOOK JUST OVER A WEEK FOR OFFICIALS TO DECLARE THE OUTBREAK CONTAINED ALL OF THIS, THE TESTING, TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IN AND OUT OF THE CITY, MASS, T PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME, IT IS ALL PART OF A CYCLE OF PANDEMIC LIFE THAT EXPERTS SAY WE NEED TO GET USED TO UNTIL THERE IS A VACCINE

REOPENING RESTRICTIONS, REPEAT >> POLICE DEPARTMENTS NATIONWIDE ARE UNDER A MICROSCOPE THIS SUMMER AND A PIECE OF %W TECHNOLOGY THAT SOME DEPARTMENTS USE IS UNDER FIRE AND THAT IS PUT FACIAL RECOGNITION JACOB MOORE JOINS ME YOU SPOKE TO A MAN WHO WAS WRONGLY ELECTED

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM? >> IT IS AN INCREDIBLE STORY THIS IS PERHAPS THE FIRST KNOWN G INSTANCE IN WHICH SOMEONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED BECAUSE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION IN THIS CASE SOMETHING THAT — FIRST KNOWN TO BE WRONGLY ARRESTED USING FACIAL RECOGNITION ROBERT WILLIAMS BASICALLY CAME HOME AND WAS PUT UNDER ARREST ON HIS FRONT STOOP IN FRONT OF HIS TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS AND HIS WIFE BECAUSE DETROIT POLICE HAD USED FACIAL RECOGNITION TO PICK THEM OUT FROM AN INSTANT IN WHICH SOMEONE HAD SHOPLIFTED WATCHES HE DESCRIBED TO US WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SEE HOW WRONG THEY HAD GOTTEN IT

HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL AN INNOCENT MAN HE WAS BEING PRESENTED WITH WHAT WAS BLURRY PHOTOGRAPHS AND A PICTURE OF HIS DRIVERS LICENSE HE TELLS US WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOOK AT SUCH INACCURATE EVIDENCE LIKE I LOOKED AT THE PAPER AND IT MADE ME CHUCKLE I SAID, THAT'S NOT ME

>> I FIXED THAT ONE I PUT IT TO MY FACE AND I SAID I HOPE YOU DON'T THINK ALL BLACK PEOPLE LOOK ALIKE I DROPPED IT BACK ON THE TABLE HE FLIPPED THE THIRD PIECE OF PAPER HE WAS IRRITATED

HE SAID SOUT I GUESS THE COMPUTER GOT IT WRONG? >> THIS IS REALLY THE THING THAT TIPPED OFF HIS FAMILY AND THENEY THEY REACHED OUT TO THE ACLU AND RETAINED COUNSEL AND FIGURED OUT AL THAT HE HAD IN FACT BEEN GRABBED BECAUSE OF A MISSED IDENTIFICATION THROUGH FACIAL RESIGNATION THE FIRST KNOWN TIME THIS IS HAPPENED AN AREA OF INCREDIBLE CONCERN IS THIS TECHNOLOGY TAKES OFF >> YES

WHAT DO POLICE SAY ABOUT THIS % AND WHAT ACTION KN ARE THEY TAKING? >> THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS WORKING WITH THE DATA PAYS RUN BY MICHIGAN STATE POLICE IF YOU LOOK AT THE INVESTIGATION REPORT, THE SEARCH RESULTS GIVEN TO THE DETROIT PD IT SAYS ACROSS THE TOP THIS CANNOT BE USED AS A CAUSE FOR ARREST YOU HAVE TO DEVELOP OTHER EVIDENCE YET THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT DID THE CHIEF OF POLICE SAID THIS WAS AN INVESTIGATIVE MISTAKE AND THEY DID NOT DO THIS S RIGHT THERE ARE NEW E POLICIES IN PLACE THAT THEY WILL FROM M NOW ON ONLY USE FACIAL RECOGNITION FOR VIOLENT CRIMES AND HOME INVASIONS

IT WILL NOW TAKE TWO EXAMINERS TO T RATIFY HE DID NOT WANT TO THROW OUT THE TECHNOLOGY HE SAID IT CAN BE A USEFUL THING WE JUST NEED NEW POLICIES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN THE ACLU DOESN'T FEEL THAT WAY AND OTHER CRITICS HAVE SAID THIS TECHNOLOGY IS FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS >> HOW ABOUT THE COMPANY THAT CREATES FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THE ACCURACY AND HOW IT IS BEING USED? >> THE THBIG COMPANIES THAT YOU AND I HAVE HEARD OF LIKE AMAZON WHICH MAKES FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEMS AND HAVE SOLD THEM TO LAWN FOR CEMENT ARE TAKING A BREAK IBM, AMAZON, MICROSOFT, THEY HAVE A MORATORIUM ON SELLING IT IN SOME CASES AT ALL AND AMAZON SAYS THEY WILL PAUSE ON SELLING IT FOR AT LEAST A YEAR THIS IS TAKING IT TURNED THE THING IS THE COMPANY THAT 10 TO SERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OR COMPANIES WE'VE NEVER HEARD OF WE WERE IN CONTACT WITH Y ONE OF THE COMPANIES, RANK ONE

THEIR TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN MEANT BENCHMARKED USING FEDERAL STANDARDS THE — THIS WAS MISUSE THEY SAID YOU PUT T TWO BLURRY PHOTOGRAPHS IN AND THE COMPUTER CANNOT READ IT HI THE ACADEMICS WE SPEAK TO SAY THIS CANNOT BE TRUSTED THERE'S A LONG HISTORY OF THIS MISS READING BLACK PEOPLE SO WE SHOULD NOT PUT THIS TO USE ON A CATEGORY OF AMERICANS THAT HAVE BEEN E,OVER SURVEILLED BY POLICE

>> OKAY A BILL ADDRESSING FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY WAS INTRODUCED THURSDAY WHAT IS IN IT? >>>>ATAL WELL, THIS AN INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT TWO SENATORS PUT FORTH A PROPOSAL TO BAN THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THEY WOULD ALSO CUT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IF THOSE AGENCIES CONTINUE TO USE FACIAL RECOGNITION SO A VERY ITITREBIG MOVE

THIS IS THAT A TIME WHEN SAN FRANCISCO AND OAKLAND HAVE BANDED BOSTON SAID THEY WILL BANDED AS WELL IN ALL CASES THERE IS AN EFFICIENCY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT WAS PROMISED TO PEOPLE AND AS RESEARCHERS HAVE POINTED OUT, T IT DOESN'T PAN OUT THAT WAY EVEN A PERFECT VERSION OF THIS IS RIGHT FOR MISUSE EVERYONE SEEMS TO BE STEPPING BACK WANTING TO PULL BACK OMIN REGULATED IN SOME WAY

IN THE MEANTIME YOU'RE SEEING THOUSANDS OF POLICE DEPARTMENT MAKING THEIR OWN RULES AND BUYING FROM COMPANIES WE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF AND IN ALGQ THIS CASE ARRESTING THE WRONG MAN >> OKAY QUITE A STORY THANK YOU SO MUCH >> I APPRECIATE IT

>> A SECURITY CAMERA PICKS UP THIS 23-YEAR- OLD, A LIAR HE WAS BUYING SOFT DRINKS 'S FAMILY LAWYER TOLD US HE WAS IN THE HABIT OF WEARING THIS MASK HIS FAMILY TOLD US THIS WAS A SIGNATURE MASS AT 1030 HE CALLS 911

>> OKAY WHERE THERE ANY THINGS MENTIONED? >> OKAY WHAT COLOR IS THE MASK? WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? >> IT IS BLACK >> IS IT LIKE A SKI MASK? WHAT TYPE OF MASK IS IT? >> YES IE

SKI MASS >> HE IS WALKING HOME FROM A SHELL GAS STATION HE IS HOLDING A PLASTIC BAG WITH HIS PURCHASES AT 10:43 POLICE OFFICERS SPOTTED HIM STOP RIGHT THERE

I AM GOING TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE BEING SO SUSPICIOUS >> THEY MAKE PHYSICAL CONTACT AT 10:44 THIS OFFICER IS ON THE SCENE AS WELL >> I AM SPEAKING >> RELAX

>> I'M GOING HOME RELAXER I'M GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE THE SITUATION >> NO >> NO HE STARTED TO ARREST ME

I WAS LISTENING TO MUSIC LET GO OF ME >> THE OFFICERS TRY TO MOVE HIM ONTO THE GRASS THE BODY CAMERA WAS THROWN TO THE GROUND >> THE OFFICERS SAYS THIS

>> IT IS UNCLEAR FROM THE BODY CAMERA WHETHER OR NOT McLEAN REACHED FOR AN OFFICERS WEAPON ALL THREE OFFICERS WRESTLED HIM TO THE GROUND WE NEED MORE UNITS WE ARE FIGHTING HIM >> AT THIS MOMENT ONE OFFICER USES A CAROTID CONTROL

IT RESTRICTS BLOOD TO THE BRAIN RESPONDING OFFICERS TOLD THE POLICE INVESTIGATOR THAT HE BRIEFLY WENT UNCONSCIOUS AND THE OFFICERS RELEASED HIM AT 10:46, TWO MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST OFFICER MADE CONTACT WITH HIM, McLEAN HAS BEEN TO THE GROUND >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> I CAN'T BREATHE

>> I CAN'T BREATHE >> HE WAS OUT >> HE'S COMING THROUGH >> I CAN'T BREATHE >> HELLO, EVERYONE

LAW IN ORDER ARE THE BUILDING BLOCKS TO THE AMERICAN DREAM IT'S ANARCHY THAT IS PREVAILING AND IT DREAM COMES TREMBLING DOWN ANARCHY IN OUR STREET IS UNACCEPTABLE AND ANGER IS NOT ENOUGH YOU HAVE A PRESIDENT COMMITTED TO ACTION 100 AND ARCUS HAVE %BEEN ARRESTED

THE DOJ HAS ALSO CHARGED FOR MEN IN FEDERAL COURT FOR INATTEMPTING TO TEAR DOWN A STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON THE FBI HAS 200 OPEN DOMESTIC TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS ONGOING THERE IS A TASK FORCE ON THVIOLENT EXTREMIST LED BY THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN NEW JERSEY AND U

S S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN NORTHERN TEXAS WITH 200 TRUMP REPORTED JUDGES CONFIRMED THE ROLE OF LAW WILL BE UPHELD DEMOCRATS AT ALL LEVELS HAVE DONE NOTHING

DEMOCRATS BLOCKED BIPARTISAN POLICE REFORM THE KEKEDEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR FAILED TO DEPLOY THE NATIONAL GUARD IT TOOK PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR THAT TO EVENTUALLY TOPPEN'S SUGGESTION AND DISSENT WAS INTO CHAOS THREE COUNCIL MEMBERS VOTED TO ABOLISH THE POLICE WHY THEY GOT A PRIVATE SECURITY DETAIL

CU THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR CALLED THIS THE ECONOMIST ZONE AND THE LLSUMMER OF LOVE IT IS ANYTHING BUT THAT THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOOTING THAT DESPERATE PLEAS FOR HELP 11 PEOPLE WERE 12 HOURS THIS WEEKEND IN NEW YORK CITY AND 61 PEOPLE WERE SHOT IN CHICAGO AND 16 FATALLY KILLED IN DEMOCRATIC STATES AND DEMOCRATIC CITIES LET'S BE CLEAR, THE RAPID DESTRUCTION OF STATUES IS NOT A PART OF ANY APOLOGY

IT'S ANARCHY IS S FAILED BY LEADERSHIP THESE STATUES ARE GREAT WORKS OF ART AND REPRESENT OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE, THE GOOD AND THE BAD WE MUST UNDERSTAND AND REMEMBER EVEN IN TURBULENT TIMES AND TO LEARN FROM THEM LET US STAND FOR LAW AND ORDER AND PEACE IN OUR STREETS AND AGAINST ANARCHY THIS IS PRESIDENTS DRUMS A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

>> THANK YOU >> I KNOW YOU SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS NOT BREEZED BRIEFED ON THESE REPORTS ABOUT THIS BUT CAN YOU SAY HE WAS N BRIEFED TODAY ? >> THE US RECEIVES THOUSANDS OF REPORTS DAILY ON INTELLIGENCE AND THEY ARE SUBJECT TO SCRUTINY THE WHITE %HOUSE THNOT

% ROUTINELY COMMENT ON THAT BUT THE CSA DIRECTOR AND CHIEF OF STAFF CAN CONFIRM THAT THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT IT WERE NOT BRIEFED ON THIS HAD HE BEEN BRIEFED >> LET ME SAY THERE IS NO CONSENSUS WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ON THESE ALLEGATIONS AND THERE ARE DISSENTING OPINIONS FROM SOME WITH REGARD TO THE VERACITY OF WHAT IS BEING REPORTED THE VERACITY OF THE ALLEGATIONS CONTINUE TO BE EVALUATED >> IS HE UPSET THAT COTHIS WAS SHARED WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT BUT NOT HIM? >> I HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THAT

>> THANK ENYOU >> HOW DOES THE PRESIDENT WANT THIS %TO CONTINUE? >> AS I NOTED, THERE WAS NOT A CONSENSUS AMONG THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IT WOULD NOT BE ELEVATED TO THE PRESIDENT UNTIL IT WAS VERIFIED >> SO [ INAUDIBLE ] I HAVE NO FURTHER DETAILS ON THE PRESIDENTS PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE >> SO, WHAT I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THAT IS THAT LAST NIGHT, OU THE CHIEF OF STAFF, MARK MEADOWS, CALLED SENATOR McCONNELL AND CONGRESSMAN FEUER AND SAID HE WOULD BE % BRIEFING EIGHT MEMBERS FROM THE COMMITTEES OF % JURISDICTION

THERE WAS A BIPARTISAN INDICATION EXTENDED BUT NO FURTHER DETAILS >> IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN TODAY? AN >> IT WAS S ONGOING WHEN I CAME OUT HERE IT STARTED ABOUT 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TIME I CAME OUT HERE >> IS IT CONCERNING THAT THERE COULD BE SOME CREDIBILITY ER TO THIS REPORT AND THEY HAVE RELEASED MILITANTS TO KILL %AMERICAN TROOPS [ INAUDIBLE ] >> INTELLIGENCE IS VERIFIED BEFORE IT REACHES THE PRESIDENT

IN THIS CASE IT WAS NOT VERIFIED I WOULD NOTE THAT WHEN THE PRESIDENT MOVES — SHE NEVER HESITATES TO ACT WHEN THERE IS A THREAT TO OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN IN 2018 IN SYRIA % A WHEN MERCENARIES WERE KILLED IN A STRIKE WHEN US

COALITION PARTNERS HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO NOT AS HESITATED TO ACT >> NOT EVERYTHING IN THE DAILY BRIEF IS AIRTIGHT SO DOES THE PRESIDENT KNOW WHAT THEY %ARE HEARING? >> THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL EVALUATES INTELLIGENT REPORTS AND THEY REACH THE PRESIDENT AS NECESSARY >> DOES THE PRESIDENT PLAN ON HOLDING % ANYONE ACCOUNTABLE >> I WON'T SPECULATE ON WHETHER THIS IS VERIFIED OR NOT, I WON'T GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON FURTHER ACTION BUT I WOULD % POINT OUT — >> THERE ARE DISSENTING OPINIONS

I CAN CONFIRM WITH YOU THAT THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON THESE ALLEGATIONS FURTHER I WOULD POINT OUT, I DON'T GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON ACTIONS BUT HE HAS BEEN [ INAUDIBLE ] THERE ARE OTHER ACTIONS >> I HAVE NO FURTHER NOTIFICATIONS FOR YOU OTHER THAN TO SAY THERE IS NO CONSENSUS AND THERE ARE DISSENTING OPINIONS >> YOU DON'T THINK THIS REPORT E IS TRUE? I'M TELLING YOU THERE IS NO CONSENSUS AND NEED OPINIONS S FROM THE INTELLIGENCE % COMMUNITY IS DIFFERENT

>> THIS MORNING YOU SAID [ INAUDIBLE ] DOES THE PRESIDENT TWEEAND READ TO READ OTHER PEOPLE'S VIDEOS >> HE DID AND HE DID NOT HEAR THAT PARTICULAR PHRASE >> DO YOU HAVE [ INAUDIBLE ] I WOULD SAY THAT IS THE D DECISION FOR MISSISSIPPI ISFO TO MAKE IT IS COMMENDABLE THAT THEY MTOOK THIS ACTION IN A LAWFUL MANNER >> [ INAUDIBLE ] DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE A SPECIFIC MESSAGE FOR MOSCOW GIVEN THESE REPORTS? >> NO

HE %RTIS NOT BRIEFED ON THE MATTER THERE IS NO CONSENSUS AMONG THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY THERE ARE DIFFERENT OPINIONS >> OKAYY

% HAS THE PRESIDENT STATUS ON WEARING A MASK CHANGED AT ALL? I TALKED TO THE PRESIDENT BEFORE COMING OUT HERE IT IS HIS CHOICE TO WEAR A S MASK IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE HE ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO MAKE WHATEVER DECISION IS BEST FOR THEM HE SAID HE HAS NO PROBLEM WITH MASK AND DO WHATEVER YOUR LOCAL JURISDICTION REQUEST OF L YOU

>> WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU HAVE ON WEARING MASKS? >> THERE IS NO CONSENSUS I WOULD ALSO NOTE THAT FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE TAKING THE NEW ATYORK THEIR AT WORD, THEY ERRONEOUSLY REPORTED THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED ON THIS HE NOR THE VICE PRESIDENT WERE FALSELY DATED SOMETHING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND WAITING FOR THE FAX TO COME OUT AND THERE IS NO CONSENSUS T IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND THERE ARE E DISSENTING OPINIONS >> OKAY

[ INAUDIBLE ] HE WAS NOT PERSONALLY BRIEFED ON THE T MATTER THAT IS ALL I KNOW THE CIA DIRECTOR AND NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICER CAN CONFIRM THAT NEITHER THE PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED %% >> OKAY

THE WINDOW IS CLOSING THIS IS CASE IS ON THE RISE IT IS A VERY SERIOUS TIME THERE WAS A BRIEFING FRIDAY WHAT IS A PRESIDENTS MESSAGE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND WHY ARE WE SEEING HIM TALK TO THE PUBLIC AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO DO THINGS TO STAY SAFE

>> THERE IS A TASK FORCE BRIEFING ON FRIDAY WHERE ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AD WERE ADDRESSED WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEE THAT FATALITIES ARE COMING DOWN THE SUNDAY I BELIEVE WE HAD L E O OUR LOWEST FATALITY RATE SINCE MARCH 22 THAT SIGNALS TO US THAT WE ARE GETTING PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITIES

THOSE BEING AFFECTED ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 35 WE ARE TESTING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES THERE ARE EMBERS THAT NEED TO BE PUT OUT EE THESE SIGNS OF DECREASING FATALITY AND AN INCREASE IN HAND THE THERAPEUTICS WE HAVE IDENTIFIED THEY ARE WORKING TO REDUCE HOSPITAL TIME THESE THINGS MAKE US UNIQUELY EQUIPPED TO HANDLE THE INCREASE IN CASES WE HAVE SEEN

>> IS THERE A NATIONAL CONVERSATION GOING ON %RIGHT NOW OF CONFEDERACY STATUES, MEMORIALS AND NAMES THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID [ ERAN INAUDIBLE ] WHY TOMORROW MEMORIAL OUR EYES THE % CONFEDERACY DOES PRESIDENT TRUMP BELIEVE IT IS A GOOD THING THAT THE SOUTH LOST THE CIVIL WAR? AND IT'S GOING TO BAN THE E CONFEDERATE FLAG? >> THE FIRST QUESTION IS ABSURD WITH REGARD TO STATUES, 60% OF RESPONDENTS SAID THE STATUE SHOULD REMAIN IN 71% SAID LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD BLOCK GROUPS FROM TEARING DOWN THESE STATUES

>> THAT IS A QUESTION FOR THE CAMPAIGN THE PRESIDENT DOES FIX PROBLEMS HE IS KEEPING OUR STRAIGHT STREETS SAFE AND SECURE I THINK THOSE WHO WORK TEARING DOWN STATUES HAVE NO IDEOLOGY HANS CHRISTIAN HAIG DIED FIGHTING FOR THE CIVIL WAR A MONUMENT TO FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS WAS VANDALIZED %IN SACRAMENTO

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT IS WHY THERE IS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYING THOSE TEARING DOWN STATUES WILL BE PROSECUTED HE STANDS WITH 71% OF AMERICANS THAT SAYS THERE IS NO PLACE FOR TEARING DOWN STATUES >> THANK YOU I HAVE A COUPLE THINGS [ INAUDIBLE ] CAN YOU GIVE US SOME INFO CAON HOW THE STATES [ INAUDIBLE ] >> I DON'T HAVE ANY UPDATES FOR YOU ON PHASE 4

THE PRESIDENT PR HAS MENTIONED FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS HE IS KEEN ON DEMOCRATS WORKING WITH US AND SEEING A PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY TO HELP P LOW-WAGE WORKERS THESE ARE REAL AND EFFECTIVE MEASURES THAT COULD HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE ONUS IS ON DEMOCRATS TO TH COME TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE >> I WON'T GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT OR THOSE NEGOTIATIONS >> OKAY

[ INAUDIBLE ] , >> THAT WILL BE A DECISION FOR THE COURTS AND JURIES TO MAKE THE PRESIDENT IS KEEN ON SEEING THESE ACTIONS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE BECAUSE TEARING DOWN MONUMENTS IS DEFACING FEDERAL PROPERTY THAT IS NOT THINGS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WANTS TO SEE >> PRESIDENT TRUMP OVER THE WEEKEND READ TWEETED — [ INAUDIBLE ] , >> I WOULD SAY THIS, THE PRESIDENT WILL POINT TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIS RECORD AND THAT OF PRESIDENT OBAMA IT WAS THE WEAKEST ECONOMIC RECOVERY SINCE WORLD WAR II

WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP ISIS WAS DEFEATED WITH O BIDEN THE JV TEAM OF ISIS BECAME THE VARSITY TEAM AND OVERRAN TWO COUNTRIES THE PRESIDENT WILL ALWAYS DRAW CONTRAST >> ALL RIGHT WE FOUND OUT [ INAUDIBLE ] FOR A FIVE DAY TRIAL AND $2300 FOR A FULL PROGRAM

DOES THE WHITE HOUSE APPROVE OF THAT PRICING THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM AS TO WHETHER THAT IS TOO HIGH THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION THAT I THINK DESERVES A GOOD ANSWER SO THE WHOLESALE ACQUISITION COST IS ABOUT 3200 FOUR OR COURSE RAN THIS AFFAIR IS AN INPATIENT DRUG DONE BY INFUSION

BECAUSE OF THAT THE PATIENT WOULD BE VERY UNLIKELY TO SEE THE COST OF THE DRUG AND PAY THE COST OF THE DRUG BECAUSE THE WAY HOSPITALS ARE REIMBURSED FOR INPATIENT DRUGS THEY ARE PLAYED PAID A FLAT FEE FOR ADMISSION THIS MEANS THAT HOSPITALS HAVE TO EAT THE COST OF TREATMENT USED BUT IF THEY BUY IT FOR $3200 WHICH IS THE WHOLESALE COST AND THAT DRUG SAVES THAT PATIENT TIME IN THE HOSPITAL THEY SPEND A THIRD OF THE TIME AND THE POSSIBLE HOSPITALIZATION THE HOSPITALS ARE PROFITING BECAUSE THEY ARE GETTING THE PATIENT OUT EARLY

THAT IS BASICALLY COMING DOWN TO SAYING THE PATIENT WILL NOT SEE THAT COST >> OKAY AND THEN SECONDLY, THE PRESIDENT HAD NO PROBLEM WITH MASKS AND INDIVIDUALS SHOULD DO WHAT THEIR LOCAL JURISDICTION REQUIRES YET THIS WEEKEND WE SAID WE HAD TO HAVE FACE COVERINGS WHEN WE CAN'T COVER SOCIAL DISTANCING SHOULD THEY LISTEN TO LOCAL JURISDICTIONS WHERE THEY MAY NOT BE MANDATED OR DASHED >> THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION GUIDELINES ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED

ALSO YOU HAVE THE LOCAL JURISDICTION AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION GUIDELINES >> I WANT TO BE CLEAR, THERE ARE LEADERS WHO ARE BEING BRIEFED [ INAUDIBLE ] >> THE PRESIDENT IS BRIEFED ON VERIFIED INTELLIGENCE >> HOW DOES HE KNOW AND HOW IS HE CERTAIN? >> HE IS BRIEFED ON VERIFIED INTELLIGENCE IT WAS AN IRRESPONSIBLE DECISION OF THE NEW YORK TIMES TO REPORT HE WAS BRIEFED ON SOMETHING THAT HE WAS NOT BRIEFED ON IT IS TIME FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES TO STEP BACK AND ASK THEMSELVES WHY ARE THEY SO WRONG SO OFTEN

THEY ALSO SAID POLLING DATA COULD BE ASKED FOR THEY FALSELY WROTE THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND HAD AGREED ON RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE THEN THEY HAD TO ISSUE A CORRECTION THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISHED A COLUMN BY A FORMER TIMES EXECUTIVE EDITOR THAT [ INAUDIBLE ] AGAINST HILLIS THREE FOR PRO- RUSSIAN POLICY THAT IS A RUSSIAN HOAX

IT WAS INVESTIGATED FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE GETTING AN EXONERATION IN THE MUELLER REPORT IT IS INEXCUSABLE I THINK IT IS TIME THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WASHINGTON POST HAND BACK THERE PULITZER >> >>> WON'T HAPPEN % AGAIN % WE TALK ABOUT % HOW THE MEDIA % FALLS SHORT

% >> SHORT % >> WILL YOU % PROTECT THOSE % WHO ARE MOST % MARGINALIZED? % WE REFER TO % THOSE WHO AREN'T AS MARGINALIZE ED % WE END UP PROTECTING % EVERYONE WHO'S % AFFECTED % >> THERE IS NO REPORTING ON % FAMILIES

% THERE IS NO % REPORTING ON % JOBS IN WHICH THEY RECEIVE VALUABLE % RESOURCES % >> ESPECIALLY % WHEN PEOPLE ARE ADAMANT ABOUT USING % THEIR ACTUAL COME DOWNS THAN THEIR ACTUAL % NAME % WHEN WE HAD DENY % PEOPLE THAT, WE ARE DENYING THEM BASIC RESPECT %

% >> WHAT WE NEED % TO HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT IS % DEATH THAT RELATES TO % HOW WE ARE % TREATED, BECAUSE % IF WE ARE MARGINALIZED % AND NOT SEEN AS PEOPLE, THEN THAT % ALLOWS THEM TO % GIVE PEOPLE % PERMISSION TO TREAT US AS % SUCH % >> PEOPLE I % ASSOCIATE WITH % ARE OFTEN % MARGINALIZED, LIKE MYSELF % WE TEND TO % NAVIGATE TO WE TEND TO NAVIGATE TOWARD SOCIAL MEDIA AND INFORM THE MOVEMENT >> THAT DRIVES HUMANITY

I THINK THAT WE [ INAUDIBLE ] WE WANT TO TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN DO THAT OUTSIDE OF THE ESTABLISHED INSTITUTION AND [ INAUDIBLE ] BUT THEY ALSO HAVE [ INAUDIBLE ] THE STORY IS STORIES OF TRAGEDY THAT MAKES IT LOOK HARD IN REALITY, IT'S OKAY TO BE TRENDS SO THERE IS SOMETHING THAT TAKES PLACE

IT IS NOTHING MORE >> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME YOU CAN REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW THE LOUD CROWD OF NATIONAL GUARD >> IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAY STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK

>> LET'S GO >> IT IS STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, TV, MOVIES, ORIGINALS SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS, STOCKS WAIT, THERE'S MORE >> YES

MORE >> IT IS TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, 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 GRISLY, FUNKY, IT IS FREE

>> FREE >> WHO IS WITH ME >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS SUE, THAT IS WHAT, THAT IS WHY YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>> >>> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN ABOUT THIS >> I REMEMBER 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 >> THIS MORNING, A BATTLE OVER BEACH CLOSERS HEATS UP

THE MAYORS OF THREE FLORIDA CITIES WERE SHOUTED DOWN BY HECKLERS >> THEY ANNOUNCED THAT BEACHES WOULD CLOSE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND >> THIS AS A INFECTIONS CONTINUE A RAPID RISE US

SURPASSES TWO AND HALF MILLION CASES WITH 125,000 DEATHS >> WE HAVE TO ACT AND PEOPLE AS INDIVIDUALS HAVE TO ACT INDIVIDUALLY WE NEED TO WHERE FACE COVERINGS >> THE HEALTH CRISIS AND THE TENSIONS NORTH HOLLYWOOD WOMAN SHAMED FOR NOT WEARING A MASK INSIDE A TRADER JOE'S

>> IN CALIFORNIA CRUSH OF NEW CASES, ESPECIALLY IN LOS ANGELES FORCING THE GOVERNOR TO INTERVENE HE CLOSED BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS AND RECOMMENDED A COUNTIES TAKE SIMILAR ACTIONS >> OVER THE WEEKEND RECORD NUMBERS IN GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NEVADA AND FLORIDA 9500 NEW CASES SATURDAY THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE BIGGEST INCREASES AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE 25 TO 34

>> THIS IS SOCIALIZING YOU'RE GOING OUT DOING DIFFERENT THINGS >> FLORIDA IS NOW BANNING DRINKING IN BARS JUST THREE WEEKS AFTER REOPENING >> WE DON'T HAVE A KITCHEN WE CAN OPERATE

>> AFTER REPORTING 10,000 CASES IN A SINGLE DAY IN FLORIDA WE TALKED TO THE MAYOR ABOUT THIS THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE TESTING POSITIVE ON SUNDAY, 22% THAT IS AN INDICATION OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION

>> GOOD MORNING I AM SURE YOU HEARD THE SECRETARY WARNING THE CORPORATE WINDOW IS CLOSING FOR US TO GET THIS UNDER CONTROL DO YOU AGREE? WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? >> GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME I DO A GREAT THE WINDOW IS VERY NARROW

THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE KNOWN IF YOU FALL BEHIND, AS WE HAVE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE QUICKLY ACROSS ALL THESE STATES WE CAN HAVE BARS OR RESTAURANTS WHERE PEOPLE ARE SITTING INDOORS NIGHTCLUBS, ANYTHING THAT GATHERS PEOPLE INDOORS AT THIS POINT IS WAY TOO RISKY AND HAS TO BE DEALT BACK >> WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THIS TO

MOST OF THESE CASES, THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE AS GUIDELINES FOR OPENING THEN GATHERINGS AT RESTAURANTS, THOSE ARE RISKY NO STATES HAD MANDATORY MASK WALLS PUTTING THAT TOGETHER AND I THINK THAT IS A COMBINATION OF FACTORS THAT HAS LED US TO WHERE WE ARE TODAY >> THAT WE ARE CLOSING IN ON A BIG HOLIDAY, FOURTH OF JULY

WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THAT ARE GATHERING EVEN OUTSIDE? >> IN THESE HOT ZONES, PEOPLE HAVE TO RETHINK ANY LARGE GATHERING, INDOORS OR OUTDOORS THESE ARE VERY RISKY OUTDOORS OR BETTER IF YOU DON'T KEEP A SOCIALLY DISTANCE, PEOPLE SHOULD WEAR A MASK AND WE HAVE TO TRY OUR BEST TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF RISK HOSPITALS ARE GETTING STRETCHED ACROSS MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY

>> WE SAW THE'S IMAGES OF LONG LINES OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR TESTING AND SOME OF THESE HOTSPOTS VERY CLOSE TOGETHER WAITING FOR TESTING WHAT YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> IT IS FRUSTRATING MANY OF US HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING FOR MONTHS PEOPLE ARE BORED OF TALKING ABOUT IT

YET WE HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT TESTING PEOPLE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WAIT HOURS TO GET A SIMPLE MEDICAL TEST WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE NEEDED THIS FOR MANY MONTHS WHEN WE HEAR FROM LEADERS THAT WE HAVE TOO MANY TESTS ARE PLENTY OF TESTS, ALL OF THOSE LINES SHOW US THAT WE DON'T IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF THEY COULD BE SPACED OUT

>> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME WE APPRECIATE IT >> OVERNIGHT THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THAT ACCORDING TO US

INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENT RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF SEVERAL US SERVICEMEMBERS A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECURITY COUNCIL TELLS US THE VELOCITY OF THE UNDERLYING INVESTIGATIONS CONTINUES TO BE EVALUATED WERE ALSO TOLD THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY BOUNTY WAS ACTUALLY PAID

THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE EXISTENCE OF THE BOUNTY THEY SAID THE INFORMATION WAS INCLUDED IN A PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING AND WAS DISGUSTED PRESIDENT TRUMP DENIED HE WAS EVER BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AND TWEETED INTEL JUST REPORTED TO ME THEY DID NOT FIND THIS CREDIBLE AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO ME OR VP POSSIBLY ANOTHER FABRICATED HOAX EARLIER IN THE DAY NANCY PELOSI HAD A RESPONSE CALLING THE PRESIDENTS REACTION APPALLING AND REQUESTING AN URGENT UPDATE TO CONGRESS

>> THIS IS TOTALLY OUTRAGEOUS THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD THIS YOU WOULD THINK HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE INSTEAD OF DENYING THIS >> IT COMES A MID OUTRAGE AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP RETWEETED A RACIST VIDEO THE PRESIDENT THANKED SUPPORTERS AT A FLORIDA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY THE VIDEO INCLUDES ONE MAN REPEATEDLY CHANTING WHITE POWER

>> ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ALLIES CONDEMNED THE TWEET TT CONDEMNED TWEET CALLING IT INDEFENSIBLE >> HE SHOULD NOT HAVE RETWEETED IT A TWEET INDEFENSIBLE >> HE SHOULD JUST TAKE IT DOWN >> IT WAS REMOVED AFTER AN HOUR AND A HALF

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE AR PRESIDENT DID NOT HEAR THE RACIST REMARKS THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED HEIF HE NOTICED THE CONTENTS OF THE CONTROVERSIAL RE- TWEET IN APRIL HE SAID I NOTICE EVERYTHING SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE MATTER HERE AT THE WHITE HOUSE A LITTLE BIT LATER OBJECT TODAY AND THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE REPORT CALLING IT LIES >> WE HEARD JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS

>> THIS ATWAS NOTABLE VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD HE MADE THESE REMARKS IN HARD HIT TEXAS TAKE A LISTEN >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ASWEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS

AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> PENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING ONE AND HAS ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH THE FACE COVERING ON THE PRESIDENT FACED CRITICISM BROADLY AND THAT INCLUDES AT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA IN PHOTOS OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON POST, THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE STICKERS FROM SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING THE CAMPAIGN SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS

>>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US THERE >> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD HE MADE THE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD HIT TEXAS

TAKE A LISTEN >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A AIMASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> Reporter: AND TO YOUR IDEA PENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING ONE AND HAS BEEN PICTURED ONLY ONCE WITH A FACE COVERING

THE PRESIDENT HAS FACED CRITICISM BROADLY FOR NOT ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATION'S OWN GUIDELINES AND THAT INCLUDES AT TATHE RALLY ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED S VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS FROM SEAT DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING WE REACHED OUT TO THE CAMPAIGN AND THE CAMPAIGN SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL GUIDELINES >>> DEREK CHAUVIN IS SCHEDULED TO APPEAR HERE IN COURT LATER TODAY VIDEO VIDEO CONFERENCE

THE OTHER OFFICERS INVOLVED ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN PERSON IF CONVICTED, THEY EACH FACE UP TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON PROTESTS IN MINNEAPOLIS HAVE CONTINUED IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING FLOYD'S DEATH AND THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEPS TO DEFUND THE CITY'S N POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC INNEWS SAYS THAT DA QUARTER OF THE POLICE FORCE IS CONSIDERING QUITTING OR RETIRING AS COPS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE UNDER ATTACK >> AN OFFICER DID A HORRIFIC THING

BUT YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WITH THAT BRUSH THAT'S STEREOTYPING IN THE WORST WAY >> Reporter: ITTHE UNION IS NO LONGER REPRESENTING CHAUVIN BUT IS STANDING BEHIND THE OTHER THREE OFFICERS >>> IN AURORA, COLORADO, DEMANDING JUST FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN THE 23-YEAR-OLD MASSAGE THERAPIST WHO LOVED TO PLAY THE VIOLIN DIED AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE LAST AUGUST

HIS FAMILY JOINED PROTESTERS DEMANDING cCTHAT THE OFFICERS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES THE DEMONSTRATION SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL WHEN POLICE IN RIOT GEAR TRIED TO BREAK IT UP >> NOT BLACK, NOT WHITE, NOT ALL LIVES, NOT BLUE LIVES IN THE WAKE OF PROTESTS OVER THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD >> IT TOOK THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN TO BRING LIGHT TO ELIJAH'S CASE

THE FAMILY IS GLAD THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ELIJAH'S NAME HE WAS BUYING ICE TEA MOMENTS BEFORE HE WAS APPROACHED BY POLICE >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU HELD WEAR A SKI MASK TO STAY WARM SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED POLICE

THE OFFICERS USED A CHOKE HOLD TO RESTRAIN HIM PARAMEDICS LATER REJECTED HIM MI WITH KETAMINE TO CALM HIM DOWN HE WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DIED SEVERAL DAYS LATER THE OFFICERS' ACTIONS FOLLOWED PROTOCOL ALL THREE VERY REASSIGNED FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION

A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WAS APPOINTED TO INVESTIGATE >> IS THIS ENOUGH? >> THE CHANGES ARE NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY SAYS THE DEATH WAS UNJUSTIFIED >> ELIJAH WAS AN INNOCENT YOUNG MAN WHO NEVER HAD CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POLICE

>> Reporter: ITTHE AUTOPSY IN THIS CASE WAS INCONCLUSIVE, FINDING THE MANNER OF DEATH TO BE UNDETERMINED, SAYING IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT, A NATURAL DEATH, OR A HOMICIDE THE USE OF THE CHOKE HOLD HAS SINCE BEEN BANNED LFON THIS MONDAY, CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS, THE 7- DAY AVERAGE OF NEW CASES JUMPED MORE THAN 41% IN D THE PAST WEEK THE NATION'S HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY WITH OA DIRE WARNING >> WE MOHAVE OUR FATALITY RATES THE LOWEST IN TWO MONTHS

THE WINDOW IS CLOSING WE HAVE TO ACT >> CDC DATA SHOWS THE NUMBER OF WEEKLY DEATHS DECLINING, MOST RECENTLY DIPPING INTO THE HUNDREDS THAT'S DOWN SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WEEKLY DEATHS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE SPRING EXPERTS ARE CAUTIONING THE PUBLIC TO REMEMBER THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS ARE LAGGING INDICATORS OF COVID-19

>> SOON YOU'LL BE SEEING MORE DEATHS, AND EVEN THOUGH THE DEATHS ARE COMING DOWN AS A COUNTRY, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT YOU'RE NOT HE GOING TO SEE THEM COMING UP >> IN CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, AND ARIZONA, THE A A POSITIVE RATE IS ON THE RISE NEW CASES ARE NOT AJUST A RESULT OF INCREASED TESTING >> IN MOST STATES, IT'S A REAL INCREASE NOT MORE TESTS, IT'S MORE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

>> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DRIVING THE LATEST SPIKE, MANY OF WHOM ARE ASYMPTOMATIC >> YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE CATCHING THE VIRUS AND THEY DON'T HAVE THE HE COMPLICATIONS THAT OLDER PEOPLE DO OR THOSE WITH PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS >> Reporter: WHILE THEY MAY HAVE RIALBETTER SURVIVAL ODDS, THE CONCERN IS FOR THOSE THEY NFC >> WE'LL SEE IT T GO UP OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 30 DAYS AS THE CASES SPREAD TO OLDER INDIVIDUALS AND THOSE WHO HAVE CONDITIONS THAT PUT THEM AT HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE DISEASE

>> DOCTORS ARE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP BETTER STRATEGIES TO COMBAT CORONAVIRUS IN ICUs, THEY TREAT PATIENTS WITH 100% OXYGEN AND PLACING THEM ON THEIR STOMACHS AND PATIENTS ARE GETTING TREATMENTS LIKE CONVALESCENT PLASMA, REMDESIVIR AND DEXAMETHASONE STILL THEY ARE REMINDING AMERICANS NOT TO LOSE PERSPECTIVE >> 120 DAYS AGO

COVID-19 WAS NOT IN THE TOP 75 CAUSES OF DEATH MUCH OF APRIL AND MAY, IT WAS BE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF DEATHS GO UP AGAIN IT CAN >>CYCLE H PANDEMIC >> YOU'VE HEARD THE TERM HERD IMMUNITY

WHERE ENOUGH PEOPLE HAVE S COVID-19, THE TRANSMISSION BEGINS TO SLOW >> Reporter: RIGHT NOW OFFICIALLY, ABOUT FIVE TO 7% OF THE POPULATION HAS HAD COVID ON OFFICIALLY IN ORDER TO GET TO THE BIG NUMBER, THEY'RE SUGGESTING WE'LL SEE 50 TO 70% OF THE POPULATION HAVING BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID NOW YOU'RE TALKING 225 LI MILLION PEOPLE IN A POPULATION OF 320 MILLION WE HAVE 0 A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE HIT THOSE KINDS OF NUMBERS

>> INTERESTING STUFF THANKS SO MUCH >>> IT WAS CEACA NIGHT PACKED WITH POWERFUL PERFORMANCES DURING THE 20th ANNUAL BET

AWARDS, HANDED OUT VIRTUALLY DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ♪ I JUST WANT TO LIVE ♪ >> OPENING THE SHOW A 12-YEAR- OLD SINGING SENSATION WHO FIRST CAPTURED ATTENTION ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH A SONG ABOUT BEING A YOUNG BLACK MAN HIS A CAPPELLA PERFORMANCE AND NEW LYRICS AND CLIPS OF PROTEST MARCHS

♪ GET DOWN ♪ >> FROM THE SOUNDS OF PROTESTS TO THE SPIRIT OF THE QUEEN OF SOUL NNIFER HUDSON CHANNELING ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGING A RENDITION OF YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK >> HUDSON WILL BE STARRING IN THE UPCOMING FILM CALLED RESPECT DUE OUT THIS YEAR FROM ONE QUEEN TO ANOTHER

BEYONCE RECEIVING THE PRESTIGIOUS HUMANITARIAN AWARD PRESENTED TO AWHER BY HER FRIEND AND FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA >> I JUST WANT TO SAY YOU INSPIRE ME YOU INSPIRE ALL OF US >> Reporter: THE MULTI-GRAMMY AWARD WINNER ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO VOTE >> MARCHING AND FIGHTING FOR CHANGE

WE HAVE TO VOTE LIKE OUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT BECAUSE IT DOES >> A TRIBUTE TO KOBE BRYANT WHO DIED BACK IN JANUARY COMING FROM LIL WAYNE, PERFORMING THE 2009 TRACK KOBE F BRYANT FEATURING FOOTAGE OF THE NBA STAR PERFORMING ON THE CAR ♪ BLACK MAMBA MADNESS ♪ >> GRABBING ATTENTION FOR epor LAUNCHING ROCK STAR ON THE GROUND WITH THE KNEE OF A WHITE POLICE OFFICER SITTING TI ON HIS NECK, RECREATING THE TRAUMATIC VIDEO OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH

AND INCLUDING A VERSE ABOUT HIS OWN ENCOUNTERS OF RACIAL PROFILING >> MY KIDS KWERE BEGGING TO WATCH THIS SO I LET THEM STAY UP ALL NIGHT AND THEY WAKNOW EVERY WORD TO EVERY SONG ALL NIGHT LONG IT MAKES YOU REALIZE THAT THESE ARTISTS HAVE SUCH A POWERFUL PLATFORM WHEN THEY SPEAK, PEOPLE CERTAINLY LISTEN

>> HARD GNTO IGNORE SOME OF THE POIGNANCY OF THE MESSAGES >> WHAT A COLLECTION OF TALENT THANKS SO MUCH >> WE'RE 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 RAPID FIRE

>> WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE'S 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 >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC 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

>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A TONY TAIL DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

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

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE, IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND

>> IT'S BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFD A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WITH ALL OF THE WORRIES ABOUT A SECOND WAVE OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTION IN US

CITIES, WHAT'S HAPPENING IN BEIJING COULD PROVIDE A GLIMPSE AT THE FUTURE, WHAT LIFE COULD LOOK LIKE WHEN THERE ARE FRESH OUTBREAKS AND LET'S BE FRANK, THERE WILL BE NEW OUTBREAKS TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND CANCELED FLIGHTS BUT THERE ISN'T THE TOTAL LOCKDOWN LIKE LAST TIME NOBODY WANTS TO STIFLE THE MOMENTUM OF THE ECONOMY

OFFICIALS SEEM TO BE TAKING A RESTRAINED APPROACH THE STRATEGY HERE IS TESTING THERE ARE 500 SITES TO HANDLE HALF A MILLION TESTS A DAY AND THEY CAN INCREASE IT TO A MILLION IF THEY HAVE TO >> 2

8 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED IN A WEEK AND THEY FOUND FEWER THAN 250 CASES AND THERE ARE SITES EVERYWHERE SOCCER FIELDS, HOSPITALS, A SWAB IN THE THROAT MAYBE SOME GAGGING >> IT TAKES LESS THAN A MINUTE SAYS THE VICE DIRECTOR OF A WOMEN'S HOSPITAL

ANYONE CAN GET TESTED AND MOST PEOPLE ARE RELAXED >> WE HAVE SPECIAL ACCESS TO THIS TESTING SITE AT A PARK AND IT WAS RUNNING LIKE CLOCK WORK HERE'S HOW IT WORKS THEY PUBLICIZED THE TESTING

ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED, A LIST IS GENERATED AND EVERYTHING IS ORGANIZED UP TO THE NAMES ON THE TEST TUBES >> IT'S LINKED TO A WHOLESALE FOOD MARKET THAT SUPPLIES 80% OF THE CITY'S FOOD NATURALLY, PEOPLE WERE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THE FOOD SUPPLY AND FOR A TIME, SALMON WAS BLAMED

NEIGHBORHOODS WERE LOCKED DOWN AND BIG DATA KICKED IN USING AGGRESSIVE CONTACT TRACING, INCLUDING CASHLESS PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS AND GPS, AUTHORITIES FOUND A MAN WHO BOUGHT FISH AT THE MARKET CHINESE SOCIAL MEDIA DUBBED HIM GRANDPA TANG AND OFFICIALS RETRACED HIS STEPS AND THAT GREW INTO A LIST OF 250 POTENTIAL CLOSE CONTACTS BEIJING'S TESTING COMES AT A TIME WHEN A U

S TESTING STRATEGY IS CONFUSED PRESIDENT TRUMP CLAIMS THE SURGE IN CASES IS BECAUSE THE BOOSTED TESTING IS FINDING THE CASES WHILE THAT'S TRUE, THE DATA SHOWS THE VIRUS IS SPREADING MORE TOO THERE'S NO SUCH DEBATE IN CHINA

HERE IT'S JUST THE SCALE OF IT TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BEING SPENT DELIVERY WORKERS, MARKET AND RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES, AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE TO BE TESTED FOR EVERYONE ELSE, IT'S ENCOURAGED AND PEOPLE FEEL OKAY WITH THAT >> I FEEL SAFER

IT'S A SECURITY GUARANTEE FOR MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS IT TOOK JUST OVER A WEEK FOR OFFICIALS TO DECLARE THE OUTBREAK CONTAINED BUT ALL OF THIS, THE TESTING AND THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AND MASKS AND PEOPLE BEING URGED TO WORK FROM HOME IT'S ALL PART OF A CYCLE OF PANDEMIC LIFE THAT EXPERTS SAY WE'LL NEED TO GET USED TO UNTIL THERE'S A VACCINE REOPENING, RESTRICTIONS, REPEAT

>>> POLICE DEPARTMENTS NATIONWIDE ARE UNDER A MICROSCOPE THIS SUMMER AND NOW A PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT SOME DEPARTMENTS USE IS ALSO COMING UNDER FIRE THAT'S FACIAL RECOGNITION JACOB WARD JOINS ME NOW AND YOU SPOKE TO A MAN WHO WAS WRONGLY ARRESTED BECAUSE OF THE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM? >> IT'S AN INCREDIBLE STORY THIS IS THE FIRST KNOWN SENTENCE IN WHICH SOMEONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED BECAUSE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION AND WHEN I SAY FIRST KNOWN, I MEAN FIRST KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN WRONGLY CONVICTED HE CAME HOME AND WAS PUT UNDER ARREST ON HIS FRONT STOOP, IN FRONT OF HIS TWO YOUNG DAUGHTERS AND HIS WIFE SIMPLY BECAUSE THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS USED FACIAL RECOGNITION TO PICK HIM OUT FROM AN SENTENCE IN WHICH SOMEONE SHOPLIFTED WATCHES FROM A DOWNTOWN BOUTIQUE HE DESCRIBED WHAT IT WAS LIKE

HE SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL AN INNOCENT MAN SPENDING THE NIGHT IN JAIL LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID ABOUT WHAT IT'S LIKE >> THERE'S A PAPER AND IT MADE ME CHUCKLE NO, THAT'S NOT ME

I PICKED THAT ONE UP SARCASTICALLY AND PUT IT TO MY FACE AND SAID I HOPE YOU DON'T THINK ALL BLACK PEOPLE LOOK- ALIKE AND DROOPED IT ON THE TABLE AND HE SAID I GUESS THE COMPUTER GOT IT WRONG >> THIS IS REALLY THE THING THAT TIPPED OFF HIS FAMILY AND THEN, YOU KNOW, THEY IN TURN REACHED OUT TO THE ACLU AND A MISIDENTIFICATION THROUGH FACIAL RECOGNITION THE FIRST KNOWN TIME IT'S AN INCREDIBLE AREA OF CONCERN

>> Reporter: WHAT ARE POLICE SAYING ABOUT THIS? AND WHAT ACTIONS IF ANY ARE THEY TAKING? >> THE DETROIT POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS WORKING WITH A DATABASE RUN BY THE MICHIGAN STATE POLICE IF YOU LOOK AT THE INVESTIGATION REPORT, THE SEARCH RESULTS, THIS CANNOT BE USED AS A CAUSE FOR ARREST YOU HAVE TO DEVELOP OTHER EVIDENCE AND YET, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE DETROIT PD DID THE CHIEF OF POLICE SAID THIS WAS AN INVESTIGATIVE MISTAKE

THEY DEFINITELY DID NOT DO THIS RIGHT THERE ARE NEW POLICIES IN PLACE THEY'LL ONLY USE IT FOR VIOLENT CRIMES AND HOME INVASIONS IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE TWO EXPERIENCED EXAMINERS IT CAN BE USEFUL

WE HEARD THIS FROM MAYOR WE JUST NEED NEW POLICIES AND OTHER CRITICS HAVE SAID THIS KIND OF TECHNOLOGY IS FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS >> HOW ABOUT COMPANIES THAT CREATE FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT THE ACCURACY AND HOW IT'S BEING USED

>> COMPANIES LIKE AMAZON HAVE SOLD THEM IN THE PAST TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ARE TAKING A BREAK ALL SAYING THEY'RE HAVE A MORE TOMORROW ON SELLING IT AT ALL AND IN THE CASE OF IBM, THEY WILL PAUSE FOR THAT HE IS A YEAR THE COMPANIES THAT TEND TO SERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE COMPANIES WE HAVE NEVER HEARD OF RANK ONE IS A COMPANY THAT SAYS THEIR TECHNOLOGY HAS BEEN BENCHMARKED AS BEING HIGHLY ACCURATE ACROSS RACES AND THAT THIS WAS MISUSED YOU PUT TOO BLURRY A PHOTOGRAPH IN AND THE COMPUTER IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO READ IT

BUT THE ACADEMICS SAY THIS STUFF CANNOT BE TRUSTED THERE'S A LONG HISTORY OF THIS TECHNOLOGY OF MISIDENTIFYING WE SHOULDN'T BE PUTTING THIS ON A CARE OF PEOPLE >> A BILL IN CONGRESS THURSDAY — WHAT'S IN IT? >> THIS IS A REALLY INTERESTING DEVELOPMENT TWO DEMOCRATIC SENATORS PUT FORTH A PROPOSAL TO BAN THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION BY FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

AND NOT ONLY THAT, THEY WOULD CUT FEDERAL FUNDING FOR STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IF THOSE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES CONTINUE TO USE FACIAL RECOGNITION A VERY BIG MOVE OAKLAND HAVE BANNED IT BOSTON WILL BAN IT AS WELL >> THERE'S OBVIOUSLY THE SUFFICIENCY OF LAW ENFORCEMENT BUT AS RESEARCH EVERIES HAVE BEEN POINTING OUT

IT DOESN'T PLAY OUT THAT WAY A TECHNOLOGICALLY PERFECT VERSION IS RIFE FOR MISUSE EVERYONE WANTS TO REGULATE IT IN SOME WAY IN THE MEANTIME, YOU'VE SEEING THOUSANDS OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY MAKING THEIR OWN RULES AND BUYING THIS FROM COMPANIES WE'VE NEVER HEARD OF AND IN THIS CASE, ARRESTING THE WRONG MAN >> QUITE A STORY

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> APPRECIATE IT >>> IT'S AUGUST 24, 201, IN AURORA, COLORADO A SECURITY CAMERA PICKS UP ELIJAH McCLAIN BUYING SOFT DRINKS AND WEARING A FACE MASK HE WAS IN THE HABIT OF WEARING THE MASK

AFTER PAYING FOR THE ITEMS, HE TURNS AROUND AND BOWS TO THE FAMILY BEHIND HIM IN LINE THIS WAS HIS SIGNATURE GRATITUDE BOW A MAN CALLS 911 >> A MAN WITH A MASK ON >> OKAY

WERE ANY WEAPONS INVOLVED OR MENTIONED? >> NO >> WHAT COLOR IS THE MASK OR WHAT DID IT LOOK LIKE? >> BLACK >> BLACK MASK IS IT A SKI MASK? >> A SKI MASK >> ELIJAH ELIJAH McCLAIN HOLDING A PLASTIC BAG WITH HIS PURCHASES

AURORA POLICE OFFICERS SPOTS HIM >> STOP RIGHT THERE STOP RIGHT THERE >> STOP STOP

STOP STOP I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE BEING SUSPICIOUS >> THE OFFICER INITIATES PHYSICAL CONTACT 10:44P

M THE OFFICERS ARE NOW ALSO ON THE SCENE >> I AM AN INTROVERT PLEASE RESPECT MY BOUNDARIES I'M GOING HOME

>> RELAX OR I'M GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE THE SITUATION >> LEAVE ME ALONE >> LEAVE ME ALONE >> YOU GUYS STARTED TO ARREST ME AND I WAS STOPPING TO LISTEN >> THE SITUATION ESCALATES AS THEY TRY TO MOVE HIM ON TO THE GRASS

OFFICER WOODYARD, KNOCKED TO THE GROUND >> THE OFFICER SAYS THIS >> IT'S UNCLEAR FROM THE BODY CAMERAS WHETHER OR NOT HE REACHED FOR AN OFFICER'S WEAPON ALL THREE OFFICERS WRESTLE HIM TO THE GROUND >> WE'RE FIGHTING HIM

>> AT THIS MOMENT, ONE OF THE OFFICERS USES A CAROTID CONTROL MOVE RESTRICTING BLOOD TO THE BRAIN THE RESPONDING OFFICERS TOLD AN INVESTIGATOR THAT McLAIN BRIEFLY WENT UNCONSCIOUS AND THE OFFICERS RELEASED HIM AT 10:46 PM, JUST OVER TWO MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST OFFICER MADE CONTACT WITH HIM

HE SAYS THIS >> I WAS JUST GOING HOME >> HE WASN'T COMPLETELY I'M DIFFERENT I DON'T DO THAT STUFF

I DON'T DO — I DON'T >> STARTED WALKING AWAY >> RESPONDING OFFICERS LATER TELL AN INVESTIGATOR THAT HE WAS RESISTING AND FIGHTING THE OFFICER'S ATTEMPTS TO PUT HIM IN HANDCUFFS >> HE REACHED FOR HIS GUN >> AT 10:49, McCLAIN THROWS UP FOR THE FIRST TIME

>> I WASN'T TRYING TO DO THAT I CAN'T BREATHE CORRECTLY >> OVER THE NEXT FOUR MINUTES, HE GETS SICK A FEW MORE TIMES OFFICERS ARE HEARD ASKING HIM TO STOP FIGHTING [ BLEEP ] >> THERE YOU GO

GET UP >> IT'S NOT GOING TO BE GOOD FOR YOU IF YOU KEEP MESSING AROUND, I'LL BRING THE DOG OUT >> AT 10:54 PM, HE IS STILL ON THE GROUND AND AN OFFICER SAYS THIS

>> WHEN THE AMBULANCE GETS HERE, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND GIVE HIM KETAMINE >> HE HAS INCREDIBLE STRENGTH >> CRAZY STRENGTH >> 10:59 PM

A MEDIC ADMINISTERS 500 MILLIGRAMS TO McCLAIN IN AN EFFORT TO SEDATE HIM HE'S LOADED ONTO AN AMBULANCE, AND 20 MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST OFFICER MADE CONTACT THE RESPONDING OFFICERS ARE TOLD THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE A PULSE >> ARE YOU SERIOUS? >> HE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS DECLARED BRAIN DEAD THREE DAYS LATER THE CORONER CONCLUDED THAT A COMBINATION OF PHYSICAL EXERTION AND A NARROW ARTERY CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEATH

THEY COULD NOT DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH IT COULD HAVE BEEN A NATURAL DEATH OR A DEATH LINKED TO THE CAROTID CONTROL THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAID THE EVIDENCE DOES NOT SUPPORT A CONCLUSION THAT McLAIN'S DEATH WAS THE DIRECT RESULT OF ANY PARTICULAR ACTION OR INDIVIDUAL THE FAMILY TOLD NBC NEWS THAT THEY BELIEVE THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED INITIALLY NOW THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO REOPEN THE INVESTIGATION

WE'VE REACHED OUT TO THE POLICE UNION FOR COMMENT AND HAVE NOT HEARD BACK >> IF YOU DON'T, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE TRANS- PEOPLE AS PEOPLE IN LIFE SHORT % >> WHEN WE PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE MOST MARGINALIZED WE AUTOMATICALLY PROTECT THOSE WHO ARE NOT AS MUCH MARGINALIZED

WE END UP PROTECTING EVERYONE >> EVEN, THE DEATHS ARE REPORTED AS TO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PERSON AND THERE'S NO REPORTING OF THE PEOPLE THAT LOVED THEM THERE'S NO REPORTING ON FAMILIES THAT WILL MISS THEM THERE'S NO REPORTING ON JOBS IN WHICH THEY WERE SEEN AS VALUABLE NEVER CONTEXTUALIZED

>> ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLE ARE ADAMANT ABOUT USING THEIR ACTUAL PRONOUNCES, NOT PREFERRED WHEN WE DENY THAT, WE ARE DENYING THEM RESPECT WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM >> ABOUT DEATH AND I'VE HAD EDITORS SPECIFICALLY SAY TO ME, OH, WELL, WE'RE NOT INTERESTED >> THAT RELATES TO HOW WE ARE TREATED

IF WE ARE MARGINALIZED AND NOT SEEN AS PEOPLE THEN THAT ALLOWS AND GIVES PEOPLE PERMISSION TO TREAT US AS LESS >> PEOPLE I ASSOCIATE WITH ARE OFTEN MARGINALIZED AND WE TEND TO NAVIGATE TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHARE OUR JOY AND WHAT'S HAPPENING AND TO SHARE TRAGEDIES TO GALVANIZE AND INFORM MOVEMENT >> RATHER THAN OUR MARGINALIZATION

I THINK THAT WE PRODUCE AND TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WAYS THAT WE CAN DO THAT OUTSIDE OF THE ESTABLISHED INSTITUTIONS AND THAT'S HARD BECAUSE OF WHAT THE STATUS IS BUT THEY ALSO HAVE, WHEN IT COMES TO TELLING YOUR STORIES >> STORIES OF TRAGEDY MAKE IT LOOK REALLY HARD AND DIFFICULT TO BE TRANS-AND NONBINARY

BUT IT'S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL IT'S BEAUTIFUL BEING BLACK AND THERE'S LIKE THIS, YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN LOVE IS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE WHEN YOU'RE A MARGINALIZED PERSON COVER THAT

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

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >>> SPORTS, STOCKS

>> WAIT, THERE'S MORE? >> MORE? >> IT'S QUICK STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, TRENDING, MIND BENDING LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING >> DO YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE >> IT'S FREE >> FREE

>> FREE FREE! >> THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO, THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S WHY >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>> WE LIKE TO SAY WE LIVE IN A POST RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS, AND I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT EXACTLY REOPENING IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE FOR ME THERE'S A LOT OF FEAR ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF OTHER PEOPLE I DON'T THINK THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE AS RESPONSIBLE AS I NEED THEM TO BE THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO HAVE MY BEST INTERESTS IN MIND >> IT'S ABOUT 8 A

M AND I'M GETTING READY TO FLUSH MY FEEDING TUBE MY NUMBER ONE DIAGNOSIS IS A RARE CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASE I JUST HAVE A GENERAL LOW IMMUNITY PROBLEM IN MY BODY I HAVE STOPPED RESPONDING TO VACCINES

I RELY ON THE PEOPLE AROUND ME TO BECOME IMMUNE WHEN THEY'RE ABLE OTHER SIDE, I HAVE NO ABILITY TO PREVENT MYSELF FROM CATCHING THE DISEASE >> 26-YEAR-OLD SUMMER LIVES IN SALT LAKE CITY SHE'S DIAGNOSED AT 25 FOR HER, THE THREAT OF THE CORONAVIRUS LOOMS MUCH LARGER DUE TO HER ILLNESS

>> I MAKE SURE TO HAVE SCHEDULED OUTINGS TO SEE FRIENDS AT A COFFEE SHOP OR THE GROCERY STORE OR THE BOOKSTORE I DO GO OUT OCCASIONALLY WHEN THINGS PEAKED IN MY STATE I WASN'T GOING OUT AT ALL >> DOCTORS ARE HUNG UP FIGURING OUT HOW TO TREAT THESE EMERGENCY CASES AND MITIGATE THE DAMAGE OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO NOT HAVE THE ACCESS TO THE STANDARD

IT TOOK ME TWO MONTHS OF A FEEDING TUBE >> I'M DOWN AGAIN I'M RESTING ON THE COUCH SINCE I'VE BEEN OUT OF TREATMENT LIKE PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REGULAR UPDATES FOR MY, MY FATIGUE AND PAIN IS PRETTY BAD LATELY AND I'M NEEDING A LOT MORE REST THAN I DID BEFORE THE PANDEMIC

>> UTAH REOPENED BUSINESSES IN MAY NOW IT'S SEEING A SPIKE OF COVID- 19 CASES SHE'LL HAVE TO ISOLATE FOR A MUCH LONGER TIME >> I'M SELF- ISOLATING, BUT THAT'S NOT ENOUGH SINCE I WON'T RESPOND TO A VACCINE, I'M GOING TO RELY ON OTHER PEOPLE TO BECOME IMMUNE

AND I'LL GOING TO NEED TO SELF- ISOLATE EVEN LONGER >> THEY'RE FEELING A LITTLE BIT FORGOTTEN AGAIN >> THE DIRECTOR OF PATIENT CONTENT IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT ADVOCATES FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS >> PEOPLE ARE FORGETTING THE REASONS WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING, FACE MASKS, AND HAND WASHING ARE SO IMPORTANT IT'S FOR ALL THE PEOPLE YOU DON'T SEE YOU'RE PROTECTING

>> I SAW PEOPLE POSTING THINGS LIKE, ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA THEY COULDN'T GET HAIRCUTS AND THEY THOUGHT WE WERE MAKING A BIG DEAL THE VALUE OF MY LIFE I SAW SO MUCH OF THE COUNTRY IS FIGHTING AGAINST ME THAT WAS A DARK TIME

>> WHEN PEOPLE HEAR A MEDICAL TERM LIKE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE LAYING AT HOME AND IN HOSPITAL BEDS THAT'S NOT THE CASE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THRIVING PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WITH CREATIVITY, A DESIRE TO GET OUT AND WORK AND SOCIALIZE THESE ARE PEOPLE WITH LIVES JUST AS VIBRATE RANT AND IMPORTANT

>> TO THINK THAT THEY WOULD BE OKAY STAYING TRAPPED IN THEIR CAGE, THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO THINK ABOUT THIS >> IT'S 4 AM AND IT'S NORMAL FOR ME TO WAKE UP ABOUT THREE TIMES A NIGHT GASPING FOR AIR >> MAYBE THE BIGGEST CONTRADICTION OF LIVING WITH ILLNESS IS LIVING AS ACTIVE OF A LIFE WITH AS MUCH CHOICE AS I CAN

AND PROVING TO PEOPLE THAT I AM SICK WITH AN ILLNESS THAT'S RARE AND SOMETIMES INVISIBLE >> THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY LOOKS LIKE IN MILAN >> THIS TRAFFIC JAM MAY BE 100 YEARS OLD, THIS TRAM BUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES LIKE THIS ONE ARE BACK ON TRACK ♪♪ >> >> BUT NOW AFTER, I REALIZE THAT IT REPRESENTS THE FUTURE

>> MILAN CHANGED IN A MATTER OF WEEKS THE LOCKDOWN SLOWED DOWN THE CITY'S TRAFFIC MILAN AND THE SURROUNDING REGION BECAME THE EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS IN ITALY AND HOME TO HALF OF THOSE WHO DIED NATIONWIDE NOW BECAUSE OF THE VIRUS, THE CITY IS AT THE CROSSROADS >> I PREFER MILAN NOW, NOT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, NOT DURING THE EMERGENCY, BUT NOW

PEOPLE ARE NICE AND THEY RESPECT MORE THEY PREFER — BECAUSE WE CAN LEARN FROM THIS PANDEMIC BECAUSE I THINK THAT OUR AWARENESS OF A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE IN ALL OF US >> WHEN IT COMES TO FAST CHANGING, LIVELY, AND STYLISH CITIES, MILAN PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS IT'S BEEN KNOWN TO HIGH FASHION, THE STOCK MARKET AND THE WEIRD SENSE OF HUMOR

AND BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE BUT THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE THIS CITY HAS LONG BEEN FAMOUS FOR, POLLUTION >> MILAN IS ALSO, IN SMOG IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE BUILDINGS A FEW YARDS AWAY THESE DAYS, THE VIEW OF THE SKYLINE IS CRYSTAL CLEAR

>> MILAN HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF THE MOST POLLUTED CITIES IN EUROPE AND THEN CORONAVIRUS AND THE LOCKDOWN CLEARED THE AIR BUT IT ALSO LIFTED THE FOG ON A LONGER STANDING AND EVEN MORE LETHAL PROBLEM [ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] >> IN ITALY, TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE DIE EVERY YEAR FROM HEALTH PROBLEMS LINKED TO POLLUTION THAN CORONAVIRUS KILLED SO FAR SO COULD CORONAVIRUS TURN TRAGEDY INTO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MILAN, ITALY, AND THE REST OF THE WORLD TO CLEAN UP THEIR ACT

[ SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE ] >> AUTHORITIES IN MILAN ARE IN FOR THE RIDE THEY ARE NOW THE CREATION OF 22 MILES OF NEW BIKE LANES THEY PLAN TO TURN ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT ELECTRIC AND PLANTS 6 MILLION TREES SOME SAY TO TURN THE CITY GREEN, IT'S LESS ABOUT PLANTING TREES AND MORE ABOUT ERECTING BUILDINGS THAT LOOK LIKE THEM

>> FOR THE FUTURE OF MILAN, WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS STARTING WITH A LARGE CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND WE NEED MORE — [ INAUDIBLE ] >> IN 2014, DESIGN THE SO CALLED VERTICAL FOREST AN ICON OF SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE SINCE THEN, MILAN HAS BECOME A PLAYGROUND FOR ARCHITECTS

TO CHANGE FROM A CONCRETE JUNGLE INTO THIS >> YOU HAVE TO REIMAGINE CITIES SHOULD BECOME AN ARCHIPELAGO OF MOBILITY AND WALKING, WE HAVE TO IMAGINE TO REALIZE MORE AND MORE OFFICE SPACES >> CORONAVIRUS AND THE LOCKDOWN HAVE UNMASKED THE LONG STANDING PROBLEMS OF POLLUTION AND CONGESTION

BECAUSE OF IT, MILAN IS READY TO TURN A NEW LEAF AND TO LEAVE A CLEANER CITY AND PLANET TO FUTURE GENERATIONS ♪♪ 'RE ENCOURAGING PEO WATCH ON TV OR FROM THEIR YARDS >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU THAT BRINGS US >> THAT BRINGS US TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE HARVARD GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

I'M SURE YOUR HEARD ALEX AZAR'S WARNING DO YOU AGREE? AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT NOW? >> GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON I DO AGREE WITH SECRETARY AZAR YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICKLY AND AGGRESSIVELY ALL THESE STATES, WE CAN'T HAVE BARS

I'M NOT SURE WE CAN RUN RESTAURANTS NIGHTCLUBS, ANYTHING THAT GATHERS PEOPLE INDOORS, I THINK AT THIS MOMENT IS WAY TOO RISKY >> AND WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THE RISE TO? SOME PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE MEMORIAL DAY CROWDS AND THE LACK OF WEARING MASKS UNIFORMLY WHAT DO YOU THINK IS BEHIND IT? >> I THINK IT'S A COMBINATION OF ALL OF THE THINGS

IF WE THINK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT ARE RISKY MOST OF THE STATES OPEN WHEN THE UNDERLAYING LEVEL OF CASES THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE'S OWN GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP AND INDOOR GATHERINGS, BARS, RESTAURANTS, THESE ARE PARTICULARLY RISKY AND NO MASK LAWS

>> NOW WE'RE CLOSING IN ON ANOTHER BIG HOLIDAY, THE 4th OF JULY WHAT WOULD YOUR MESSAGE BE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING A GATHERING, EVEN A GATHERING OUTSIDE OR EXPANDING THEIR CIRCLES >> IF YOU'RE IN ONE OF THE HOT ZONES, PEOPLE HAVE TO RETHINK ANY LARGE GATHERING, WHETHER INDOORS OR OUTDOORS INDOOR GATHERINGS ARE RISKY OUTDOORS ARE BETTER

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A BACKYARD BARBECUE AND CAN KEEP SOCIALLY DISTANT THAT'S PROBABLY OKAY BUT PEOPLE SHOULD BE WEARING A MASK AND WE HAVE TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF RISK OUR HOSPITALS ARE GETTING STRETCHED >> WE SAW THE IMAGES, LONG LINES, PEOPLE WAITING FOR TESTING IN SOME OF THE HOT SPOT STATES

WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THAT? >> IT'S SO FRUSTRATING MANY OF US HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT TESTING FOR MONTHS PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN BORED WITH THE TALK OF TESTING AND WE STILL HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT TESTING PEOPLE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WAIT HOURS TO GET A SIMPLE MEDICAL TEST THAT WE AS A COUNTRY KNOW WE'VE NEEDED FOR MANY, MANY MONTHS

WHEN WE HEAR THAT WE HAVE TOO MANY TESTS, ALL OF THOSE LINES, IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER IF THE PEOPLE COULD BE MORE SPACED OUT >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME WE APPRECIATE IT >>> OVERNIGHT THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTING THAT ACCORDING TO US

INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS, RUSSIAN, ON US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN MAY HAVE RESULTED IN THE DEATHS OF SEVERAL SERVICE MEMBERS A SPOKESMAN SAYS THE VERASITY OF THE UNDERLYING ALLEGATIONS CONTINUES TO BE EVALUATED THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY BOUNTY WAS ACTUALLY PAID

THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS FIRST TO REPORT THE EXISTENCE OF THE BOUNTIES THEY SAID IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING BOOK PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID THEY DID NOT FIND THE INFO CREDIBLE AND DID NOT REPORT IT TO ME OR VP POSSIBLY ANOTHER RUSSIAN FABRICATED HOAX NANCY PELOSI CALLED THE PRESIDENT'S REACTION APPALLING AND REQUESTED AN UPDATE TO CONGRESS

>> YOU WOULD THINK THAT THE MINUTE THE PRESIDENT HEARD ABOUT THIS, HE WOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE >> THIS COMES AMID GROWING OUTRAGE AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP RE-TWEETED A RACIST VIDEO HE THANKED HIS SUPPORTERS AT A FLORIDA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY THE VIDEO INCLUDES ONE MAN REPEATEDLY CHANTING WHITE POWER [ CROWD CHANTING ] >> ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S CLOSEST ALLIES, SENATOR TIM SCOTT CONDEMNED THE TWEET CALLING IT INDEFENSIBLE

>> HE SHOULD NOT HAVE RE-TWEETED IT >> THE RE-TWEET WAS DELETED IT'S WORTH NOTING WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED IF HE NOTICED THE COMMENTS OF A RE- TWEET IN APRIL, HE SAID I NOTICE EVERYTHING AS FOR THE RUSSIA STORY A SENIOR OFFICIAL SAYS SOME MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE MATTER AT THE WHITE HOUSE A LITTLE BIT LATER ON TODAY AND THE KREMLIN IS DENYING THE ENTIRE REPORT, CALLING IT LIES

>> WE HEARD A FEW MINUTES AGO THAT VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT WHAT MORE CAN YOU TELL US? >> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD HE MADE THE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD HIT TEXAS >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS

AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE'RING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> PENCE WAS SEEN WEARING A MASK AND THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RESISTANT TO WEARING ONE AND HAS ONLY BEEN PICTURED ONCE WITH THE FACE COVERING THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE ADMINISTRATION'S OWN GUIDELINES IN PHOTOS NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC AND ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT, THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE THOUSANDS OF STICKERS ON SEATS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING

THE CAMPAIGN SAID THE RALLY WAS IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL REQUIREMENTS >>> VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TALKING ABOUT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO DO THAT >> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS WITH CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS TO WEAR MASKS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD HE MADE THE REMARKS AT A NEWS CONFERENCE WHILE VISITING HARD HIT TEXAS SUNDAY

TAKE A LISTEN >> WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK IN THE AFFECTED AREAS AND WHERE YOU CAN'T MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING, WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> Reporter: AND WILLIE, PENCE WAS SEEN WARRING A MASK BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS ONLY BEEN SEEN ONCE WITH THE FACE COVERING

AND AT THE CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, REMEMBER THAT? ACCORDING TO VIDEO AND PHOTOS OBTAINED BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC AND ACCORDING TO A PERSON FAMILIAR WITH THE EVENT, THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN DIRECTED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE STICKERS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SOCIAL DISTANCING WE REACHED OUT AND THEY SAY THE RALLY WAS IN COMPLETE COMPLIANCE >>> DEREK CHAUVIN, THE OFFICER WHO KNELT ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR ABOUT EIGHT MINUTES IS SCHEDULED TO BE IN COURT THE OTHER OFFICERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HERE IN PERSON >> IF CONVICTED, THEY EACH FACE UP TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON

PROTESTS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO TAKE THE FIRST STEPS TO DEFUND THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC NEWS, THE HEAD OF THE POLICE UNION SAYS A QUARTER OF THE POLICE FORCE IS CONSIDERING EITHER QUITTING OR RETIRING AS COPS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE UNDER ATTACK >> AN OFFICER DID A HORRIFIC THING BUT YOU DON'T GET TO PAINT THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WITH THE SAME BRUSH

THEY STEREOTYPING IN THE WORST WAY >> THE UNION IS NO LONGER REPRESENTING SHELDON BUT IS STANDING BY THE OTHER OFFICERS AND IT WANTS TO SEE THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE BUT IT'S NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED ♪♪ >>> IN AURORA, COLORADO, A SYMPHONY OF STRINGS MINGLED WITH THE VOICES DEMANDING JUST FOR ELIJAH McCLAIN THE 23-YEAR-OLD DIED AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE THE FAMILY DEMANDS THAT THE OFFICERS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

THE PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION SPIRALED OUT OF CONTROL WHEN POLICE IN RIOT GEAR TRIED TO BREAK IT UP >>> McLAIN'S DEATH IS UNDER NEW SCRUTINY IN THE WAKE OF THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> IT'S TRAGIC THAT IT TOOK THE DEATH OF ANOTHER BLACK MAN TO BRING LIGHT TO ELIJAH'S CASE >> HE WAS SEEN AT A STORE BUYING ICE TEA >> I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE BEING SUSPICIOUS

>> McLAIN WAS ANEMIC AND WORE A SKI MASK TO STAY WARM SOMEONE THOUGHT THAT WAS SUSPICIOUS AND CALLED POLICE >> OFFICERS USED A CHOKE HOLD >> I CAN'T BREATHE CORRECTLY >> HE WAS INJECTED WITH THE DRUG KETAMINE TO CALM HIM DOWN

HE WENT INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DIED THE OFFICERS' ACTIONS WERE DETERMINED TO FOLLOW PROTOCOL A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT DECLINED TO COMMENT THE GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL >> AFTER A YEAR, FOR ELIJAH'S FAMILY

IS THIS ENOUGH >> THE CHANGES THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS POINT ARE NOWHERE NEAR ENOUGH >> AN ATTORNEY FOR McLAIN'S FAMILY SAYS THE DEATH WAS COMPLETELY UNJUSTIFIED >> ELIJAH WAS AN INNOCENT YOUNG MAN WHO NEVER HAD CONFRONTATIONS WITH THE POLICE >> THE AUTOPSY IN THIS CASE WAS INCONCLUSIVE

FINDING THE MANNER OF DEATH TO BE UNDETERMINED SAYING IT COULD HAVE BEEN AN ACCIDENT, A NATURAL DEATH OR A HOMICIDE AND AURORA POLICE HAVE BANNED THE USE OF THE CHOKE HOLD USED ON McCLAIN >>> LET'S GO TO ALEXA LIOTO HAPPY MONDAY, ALEXA, TAKE IT AWAY

>> ALISON, HAPPY MONDAY GREAT TO SEE YOU LOT OF HEADLINES IN THIS HOUR FIRST NEW REACTIONS TO THE SUPREME COURT RULING STRIKING DOWN A LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW THE WHITE HOUSE CALLING IT AN UNFORTUNATE RULING, WHILE PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAID THOSE SEEKING ABORTIONS CAN NOW, QUOTE, "BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF

" PETE WILLIAMS WILL BE ON WITH THE DETAILS IN JUST A MOMENT >> NOW, A NUMBERS UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN THE UNITED STATES HAS NOW SURPASSED 25 MILLION, ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS STATES LIKE TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND FLORIDA ALL SEEING SPECK DESPITE MIXED SIGNALS OVER THE USE OF FACE MASKS, ALEX AZAR HAS THIS TO SAY

IT'S CONFUSING TO PEOPLE THE DOESN'T WAR A MASK, SO WHY SHOULD I? >> I AM HIS SECRETARY OF HEALTH I'M TELLING YOU, WEAR FACIAL COVERINGS WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCING THE PRESIDENT'S GUIDELINES SAY WEAR FACIAL COVERINGS WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIAL-DISTANCE IT WILL BE VERY CLEAR WITHOUT, AND IT'S GOING TO REMAIN CLEAR

>> THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS WARNING THAT THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS ACCELERATING AROUND THE WORLD AS COUNTRIES CONTINUE THEIR REOPENING PLANS TAKE A QUICK LISTEN TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL HERE >> ANDREW CUOMO SAYING INDOOR DINING MAY HAVE TO WAIT, BECAUSE THE VIRUS SPREADS IN ENCLOSED AREAS HE SAID HE WOULD BE TALKING TO BUSINESS OWNERS AND GATHERING MORE DATA

>> IT'S INDOOR DINING WE HAVE THE CONGREGATION PROBLEM, AND YOU HAVE THE VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY PROBLEMATIC FOR US >> PERFORMANCES ARE CANCELED UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY BECAUSE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS >> THE ROLLING STONES ARE THREATENING TO SUE PRESIDENT TRUMP IN A STATEMENT, THE MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANIZATION TOLD NBC NEWS THAT PLAYING MUSIC FROM THE ROLLING STONES CONSTITUTE AS BREACH OF ITS AGREEMENT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS THEIR 1969 SONG "YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT" WAS PLAYED AT TRUMP'S RALLY RECENTLY >>> THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINES AT THIS HOUR WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE LATER WITH SOME MORE HEADLINES

ALISON? >> >> PETE, TALK US THROUGH THE RULING >> THIS IS A LAW THAT NEVER TOOK EFFECT IN FULL FORCE IT WAS PASSED BY LOUISIANA, AND SAID A DOCTOR PERFORMING ABORTION SERVICES HAD TO HAVE PRIVILEGES TO ADMIT PATIENTS AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL THIS WOULD TO HELP MAKE SURE DOCTORS ARE PROPERLY CREDENTIALED

>> IT WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL OBSTACLE TO A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO ACCESS TO ABORTION, AND THEREFORE WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL INTERESTINGLY, THIS LAW WAS IDENTITY CALL TO THE ONE THAT TEXAS PASSED AND THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN FOUR YEARS AGO IN THAT RULING FOUR YEARS AGO, THE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS ONE OF THE DISSENTERS TODAY HE SAID, THOUGH I DISAGREED WITH THAT DECISION, THAT IS NOW THE LAW, AND I AM BOUND BY THAT PRECEDENT, AND HE JOINED THE OTHER LIBERALS TO FORM THE 5 VOTE A 5-4 VOTE TO DECLARE THE LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL, BECAUSE IT FLUNKED THE SAME TEST THE TEXAS LAW DID FOUR YEARS AGO

>> SEE SEAL RICHARDS SAID THIS ABOUT THE DECISION TODAY >> TODAY JUSTICE ROBERTS DID THE RIGHT THING HE UPHELD PRECEDENT, AND HE STOOD WITH WOMEN BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATION COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO TAKING AWAY THE RIGHT OF PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT PREGNANCY >> WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS DECISION TODAY, NOT ONLY HOW IT WILL AND WON'T IMPACT THE FUTURE OF ABORTION RIGHTS

>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO CHANGE THE LAW HERE, BUT MOST OF THE RESTRICTIONS THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS BEEN REVIEWING ARE STATE LAWS >> THIS IS NOT — THIS RULING IS NOT A RESOUNDING VICTORY FOR ABORTION RIGHTS, BECAUSE BASICALLY JUSTICE ROBERTS SORT OF GRUDGINGLY JOINED THE MAJORITY TODAY, SAYING, "BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY DECIDED THIS, THE SAME ANSWER APPLIES," BUT IF A NEW RESTRICTION CAME ALONG, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN HE WOULD BE WITH THE LIBERALS ON THAT ONE THAT'S WHY YOU'RE HEARING KIND OF A MUTED SENSE OF VICTORY FROM ADVOCATES FOR ABORTION RIGHTS, BUT THERE'S ONE OTHER POINT ABOUT THIS DECISION THERE WAS FIVE DEFINITE VOTES TODAY TO PUT AN END TO THE CLAIM THAT LOUISIANA HAD MADE AND THAT OTHERS HAD MADE

DOCTORS CANNOT CHALLENGE THESE RESTRICTIONS THEIR THEORY IS THAT BECAUSE OF THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO ABORTION BELONGS TO WOMEN, THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES ONLY PREGNANT WOMEN CAN BRING CHALLENGES TO THESE LAWS THE SUPREME COURT SAID TODAY THAT'S NOT THE CASE

IF THE COURT HAD AGREED WITH THAT IDEA, THAT WOULD MAKE IT MUCH HARDER TO CHALLENGE RESTRICTIONS >> PETE WILLIAMS, WE'VE HAD SOME BIG DECISIONS FOR THE SUPREME COURT LATELY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US ONCE AGAIN >> RIGHT >> BEACHES ACROSS FLORIDA ARE SHUTTING DOWN FOR THE 4th OF JULY

THE STATE SET A RECORD THIS WEEKEND, WITH MORE THAN 18,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT TIM BROKE HAS MORE FROM MIAMI BEACH >> ALISON, GOOD AFTERNOON GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I'M ON MIAMI BEACH, WHICH JUST REOPENED A FEW WEEKS AGO

AND NOW IT'S GOING TO BE CLOSING FOR THE NEXT HOLIDAY WEEKEND, JULY 3rd TO JULY 7th ALL OF THE BEACHES IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY SHUTTING DOWN TO TRY TO PREVENT A START OF WHAT WE SAW ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WITH THE MEMORIAL HOLIDAY LOT OF FOLKS COMING OUT TO BEACHES AND BARS ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND THERE WAS A SPIKE IN CASES A COUPLE WEEKS AFTERWARDS NOW, THIS DECISION FROM CARLOS JIMENEZ WITH THE MAYOR OF MIAMI DADE, REPLICATED IN OTHER PARTS AS WELL BROWARD COUNTY, WE FOUND OUT WILL BE CLOSING ALL OF ITS BEACHES

THREE MAYORS CAME OUT OVER THE WEEKEND AND WERE INFORMING PEOPLE YOU CAN'T COME OUT HERE FOR THE HOLIDAY WE'RE DOING IT FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY THEY WERE SHOUTED DOWN AND HECKLED THINGS LIKE FREEDOM AND SOCIAL DISTANCING YOU'LL SEE THERE IS PLENTY OF SPACE AT THE MOMENT, BUT WE'RE ON A MONDAY AFTERNOON NOW THE CONCERN IS WHAT IS THIS GOING TO LOOK LIKE ON JULY 4th

OFFICIALS DO NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY CHANCES THE POSITIVITY RATES ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION ALMOST 10,000 ON SATURDAY, 8,500 ON SUNDAY ALMOST 16% ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA

THE TWO-WEEK AVERAGE IS CLOSER TO 17% THAT IS FAR HIGHER THAN ANY OFFICIAL IS COMFORTABLE WITH NOW IT IS THE REASON WE'RE SEEING THE EXTREME MEASURES, OR AT LEAST SAFETY MEASURES BEING TAKEN SOME FEEL THEY'RE EXTREME OTHERS THINK IT'S TIME WE DO SOMETHING AS WE SEE CASES SURGING

BARS CLOSING ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS WELL WE'LL SEE IF THERE'S ANY MORE ROLL BACKS BACK TO YOU >>> ARIZONA IS STRUGGLING TO EXPAND ITS COVID- 19 TESTING, AS ICU BESIDE THERE ARE FILLING UP NBC NEWS REPORTER VAUGHN HILLIARD JOINING US FROM A TESTING LAB IN PHOENIX

RON, WE KNOW THE HOSPITALLYIZATION RATE IS REALLY BAD RIGHT NOW IN ARIZONA WHAT IS GOING ON THERE TODAY? >> WELL, IT JUST GETS WORSE EVERY SINGLE DAY WE DO THIS, ALISON HOW MANY TIMES DO WE HAVE TO TELL YOU WE'RE BREAKING RECORDS BREAKING RECORDS FOR HOSPITALIZATIONS, BREAKING RECORDS FOR VENTILATORS, NUMBER OF ICU BESIDE IN USE THIS WEEKEND AGAIN BROKE THE RECORD FOR MOST NUMBER OF NEW CASES

NEARLY 4,000 IN A SUNG THE DAY I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES — , , A GREAT NUMBER OF SCHOOLS, THEY HAVE YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL, WHERE THEY'RE SET TO START IN LITERALLY TWO, THREE WEEKS FROM NOW SO YOU ESSENTIALLY HAVE A POPULATION HERE IN MARE KEY PA COUNTY TWO WEEKS FROM NOW THAT ARE SET TO RECONGREGATE THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT USE OF FORCE THAT ARE ACTUALLY ONGOING THERE ARE QUESTIONS AS TO WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE, BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR IS URGING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME, SAYING IT'S A FLASHING YELLOW, BUT NOT ENOUGH IS CHANGING, FRANKLY, FROM MY OWN EYES ACROSS THE GREATER ARIZONA

>> I KNOW YOU WERE FRUSTRATED, BUT I KNOW THAT WILL NEVER STOP YOU FROM ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS, BUT I KNOW YOU'LL KEEP PRESSING FOR ANSWERS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK >> I APPRECIATE YOU, MY FRIEND >>> BARS IN SEVERAL COUNTIES FORCED TO CLOSE AGAIN BECAUSE OF A SPIKE IN CASES THERE AARON WATSON JOINS ME NOW FROM LOS ANGELES

AARON, LA IS ONE OF THOSE COUNTIES CLOSING ITS BARS DO YOU KNOW OF ANY CONNECTIONS TO THE NIGHT LIFE THERE? >> HEY, ALISON, WHEN GOVERNOR NEWSOME MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT, HE DIDN'T HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CASES TO SIGN OTHER THAN THE GENERAL THREAT OF THE VIRUS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA REALLY, THIS ORDER SHUTTING DOWN BARS ACROSS SEVEN COUNTIES, RECOMMENDING THE SHUT DOWN OF BARS

IT FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OTHER STATES, NOTABLY FLORIDA AS WELL AS TEXAS THE TEXAS GOVERNOR SAYING HE REGRETS EVER ALLOWING BARS TO REOPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE, SAYING THEY COULD BE INCUBATORS FOR THE VIRUS THE SPECIFIC CASE, LANSING, MICHIGAN, SEEING 85 CASES EXPERTS SAY BARS POTENTIAL INCUBATORS >> WHAT ARE BAR OWNERS SAYING ABOUT THE CLOSURES? I KNOW THIS HAS TO BE SUCH A FRUSTRATING TIME FOR THEM >> WE SPOKE TO SOME BAR OWNERS EARLIER TODAY IN LOS ANGELES, AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES THEY LOST A LOT OF MONEY IN THE SHUT DOWN, INVESTING EVEN MORE MONEY IN TRYING TO ADJUST TO THIS NEW REALITY IN REOPENING, TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN A LOT OF THESE BAR OWNERS SAYING, "WE DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN GO ON

THEY DID NOT WANT TO REOPEN THEY DID NOT WANT TO RISK THE EXTRA INVESTMENT VERY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BOTTOM LINE >> AND CALIFORNIA HAS HAD A MASS MANDATE FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS FROM WHAT YOU'VE SEEN, ARE MOST PEOPLE FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES AND TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY? >> RIGHT NOW, WE'RE SEEING A SURGE OF CASES IN CALIFORNIA

OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, AN UP TICK OF 50%, 30% UP TICK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND EXPERTS I'VE BEEN TALKING TO SAY IT'S DOWN TO PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR, AS THE STATE HAS SLOWLY BEEN REOPENING THE STATE HAS BEEN URGING GUIDELINES PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING THEM THEY HAVE NOT BEEN WEARING THEIR MASKS THEY HAVE IN THE BEEN SOCIAL- DISTANCING

I SPOKE TO BOB WASSER HE SAID THIS IS A WARNING SHOT TO THE REST OF THE STATE TAKE A LISTEN >> WELL, AT THE VERY LEAST, IT IS A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THEY NEED TO FOLLOW, THAT THE VIRUS IS EVERY BIT AS REAL AS IT WAS BEFORE, AND THERE'S REALLY NO GOOD REASON WE COULDN'T BE NEW YORK IN MARCH IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL SO THE HOPE IS PEOPLE WILL SEE THE SURGE IN CASES AND SAY, "IT IS TIME NOW TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY

" IF WE DON'T DO THAT, I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE BACK INTO LOCKDOWN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, AND THE REASON WE ARE OPENING UP IS TO TRY TO ALLOW THE ECONOMY TO RECOVER THAT WILL CAUSE THE ECONOMY TO IMPLODE ONCE AGAIN >> Reporter: THE STATE BEGAN TO SEE THE SURGE OF CASES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE NOW WE'RE SEEING IT AT BOTH ENDS, IN STANISLAS COUNTY TO THE SOUTH, HOSPITALS SO FULL IN IMPERIAL COUNTY ARE ACTUALLY TRANSFERRING PATIENTS TO SAN DIEGO, AS FAR NORTH AS SAN FRANCISCO

>> WOW ARE OFFICIALS PLANNING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE TO STOP THE SPREAD BESIDES TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE NIGHT LIFE A LITTLE BIT? >> WELL, I MEAN, AT THIS POINT, THERE IS NOT MUCH THE STATE CAN DO THERE'S NOT MUCH THEY CAN DO TO STOP THIS VIRUS REMEMBER, THERE ARE NO TREATMENTS THE ONLY THING THEY CAN RECOMMEND IS PEOPLE SOCIAL-DISTANCE, WEAR MASKS, AND PUT IN RESTRICTIONS TO POTENTIALLY SHUT DOWN MORE BUSINESSES, AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT STATE OFFICIALS DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO DO

AS WE'RE HEARING FROM BAR OWNERS, THAT SECOND SHUT DOWN IS EXTREMELY DEVASTATING >> >> THANKS SO MUCH >>> DR

SHASHANA UNDERLIGHTER JOINS ME NOW SHE IS A PHYSICIAN AT THE MEDICAL CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO DOCTOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US WE ARE HEARING ABOUT MORE AND MORE COVID-19 CASES INVOLVING YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE YOU SEEING THAT IN YOUR HOSPITAL? >> ALISON, WHAT WE'RE SEEING ON THE GROUND IS THAT THE CASES OF COVID IN YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CLIMBING QUICKLY, AS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCE SOME DEGREE OF FEVER OR CHILLS, COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH, FATIGUE OR BODY ACHES

AND THEY DO OKAY AT HOME BUT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF THEY HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING, PERSISTENT PAIN OR PRESSURE IN THEIR CHEST, OR NEW CONFUSION WHAT WE ARE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE AND OF COURSE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO REALIZE THAT THOUGH THEY ARELESS LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE ILLNESS OR HOSPITALIZATION FROM COVID, THERE ARE SOME LONGER-TERM EFFECTS THAT ARE EMERGING, YOU KNOW, AMONG PEOPLE THAT ONLY HAVE INITIAL LIFESTYLES, THESE OTHER SYMPTOMS CAN LINGER ON IT IMPACTS OTHER SYMPTOMS, LIKE THE BRAIN, THE LUNGS, THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, EVERYONE THE KIDNEYS AND THE BLOOD THE BLOO, , , YOUNG ADULTS NEED TO BE PAYING ATTENTION, MODIFYING THEIR BEHAVIORS AS CASES ARE CONTINUING TO RISE

>> THE TREATMENT GILEAD DONATED IS SET TO RUN OUT IN ABOUT A WEEK OR SO HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS TREATMENT, AND ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE KINDS OF PAUSES? >> THE ANTIVIRAL MEDICATION RENDECEVIER SHORTENS THE TIME FOR RECOVERY FOR COVID PEOPLE IT HAS NOT IMPROVED SURVIVAL FOR PATIENTS WITH COVID MOST EXPERTS AGREE THIS IS A REALLY HIGH PRICE TAG FOR A DRUG THAT HAS NOT BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE MORTALITY WE HAVE SEEN SOME PROMISE COME OUT OF REPORTS FROM A STUDY IN THE UK, WHERE THEY FOUND THAT METHOZOL, AN INEXPENSIVE MEDICINE AROUND FOR YEARS, FOUND TO REDUCE THE RISK OF DEATH BY ABOUT 1/3

IN TERMS OF TREATMENT OPTIONS GOING FORWARD, NEW DATA, OF COURSE, IS EMERGING, EVER DAY, EVERY WEEK AND IT'S CRITICAL WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE WHEN MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO TREAT PATIENTS >> DR FAUCCI SAYS THAT THE US

WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REACH HERD IMMUNITY IF A LARGE PORTION OF THE POPULATION REFUSES TO GET VACCINATED WE KNOW WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO UNTIL WE HAVE AN ACTUAL VACCINE WHAT DO WE SAY TO PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK THEY'LL GET IT WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE HOW IMPORTANT IS THE VACCINE FOR US TO RETURN TO A LESS RESTRICTIVE LIFE? >> YEAH WELL, ONE THING TO POINT OUT, ALISON, IS THERE IS THIS PHENOMENON CALLED HERD IMMUNITY

THAT HAPPENS WHEN ENOUGH PEOPLE BECOME IMMUNE TO A DISEASE THAT MAKES ITS SPREAD UNLIKELY WHEN A LARGE AMOUNT OF THE COMMUNITY BECOMES IMMUNE, IT PROVIDES A MEASURE OF PROTECTION, OF COURSE, FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IMMUNE WITH HERD IMMUNITY, THESE CHAINS GET INTERRUPTED, WHICH STOPS THE FLOW OF DISEASE FOR THIS TO HAPPEN IN THE CASE OF COVID IN THE US

, WE NEED MOST OF THE POPULATION WILLING TO BE VACCINATED IF A THIRD OF AMERICANS REFUSE THE VACCINE, THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM, AND WE'RE UNLIKELY TO REACH HERD IMMUNITY, AND I THINK WE'RE UNLIKELY TO RETURN TO LIFE AS USUAL SIMPLY PUT, ALISON, VACCINES SAVE LIVES DISEASES THAT USED TO BE COMMON IN THIS COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD, LIKE POLIO AND MUMPS AND MEASLES CAN BE PREVENTED BY VACCINATION BECAUSE OF A VACCINE, ONE OF THE MOST DEADLY VIRUSES SMALLPOX NO LONGER EXISTS

SO OVER THE YEARS, YOU KNOW, VACCINES HAVE PREVENTED COUNTLESS CASES OF DISEASE, SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT ALL VACCINES GO THROUGH MANY DIFFERENT PHASES AND TRIALS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >>> THERE WILL A HEARING ON THE RESPONSE THE CORONAVIRUS YOU CAN WATCH IT RIGHT HERE ON "NBC NEWS NOW," STARTING AT 10:00 A

M EASTERN >> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> KEN DELANEY JOINS ME NOW

JUST SUCH AN INCREDIBLE STORY WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW? >> I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE IS ONCE AGAIN, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS HANDLING THE JOHNS UNDER QUESTION YOU HAVE THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE WASN'T BREATHING, SAYING HE WASN'T BRIEFED, BECAUSE HIS INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TOLD HIM THE INFORMATION WASN'T CREDIBLE BUT TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, A SPOKESWOMAN CONTRADICTED THAT SHE SAID THE INFORMATION WASN'T VERIFIED, AND THAT THERE IS CONSENSUS IN THE COMMUNITY, AND THAT THERE IS DISSENT

BUT THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WE WERE HEARING, WHICH IS THAT THERE IS THIS INFORMATION THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THE RUSSIAN MILITARY UNIT PAID A BOUNTY THROUGH THE TALIBAN SOME SERVICE MEMBERS DIED AS A RESULT THE IDEA THE PRESIDENT WASN'T BRIEFED ON THAT, JUST BOGGLES THE MIND OF A LOT OF SOURCES I'M TALKING TO, SUGGESTING THIS FUNCTION WAS IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY COMMUNITY AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS JUST INCREDIBLE

THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT MERIT AS RESPONSE IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE TO PUSH BACK ON, ALISON >> >> SEEMS LIKE EXACTLY THE KIND OF THING THE PRESIDENT SHOULD AND WOULD WANT TO KNOW WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HERE? WHAT'S THE BIGGEST QUESTION YOU'D STILL LIKE ANSWERS TO

IS IT THE PIECE ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW? >> THERE'S THAT WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW, BECAUSE THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE — EVERYONE SAID THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN UP AND SENT TO THE HOUSE IN THE FORM OF A REPORT WHETHER THAT GOT TO THE PRESIDENT IS ANOTHER QUESTION ANOTHER QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE STRENGTH OF THE EVIDENCE THAT THE BOUNTIES WERE PAID AND AMERICANS DIED AS A RESULT OF THIS A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DOWN- PLAYING THIS, SAYING, "THIS IS WHAT WE EXPECT THE RUSSIANS TO DO

" THE IRANIANS HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS, AND WE CUT A DEAL WITH THEM WE'D LIKE TO UNDERSTAND HOW SIGNIFICANT THIS IS IN TERMS OF THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP, AND WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE IS CONTEMPLATED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION >> WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE ARE YOU GETTING FROM INTELLIGENCE AND MILITARY OFFICIALS TO THIS? >> SOME AGENCIES ARE NOT COMMENTING OTHER OFFICIALS ARE TELLING US, LOOK, THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS, BUT THIS ISN'T A BIG DEAL

ONE SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THIS MATTER, AS WE SAID IN THE INTRO, SAY ABSOLUTELY AMERICANS DIED BECAUSE OF THIS, AND AFGHAN CIVILIANS DIED IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THERE ISN'T A CONSENSUS BUT DOESN'T EXPLAIN WHY THEY WOULDN'T BRIEF THE PRESIDENT AND THE UNITED STATES ABOUT IT

PRESIDENTS TELL ALL THE TIME THINGS THAT THEIR ADVISERS THINK THEY NEED TO KNOW >> ANY RESPONSE FROM RUSSIA OR THE TALIBAN HERE? YES BOTH GROUPS HAVE VOCIFEROUSLY DENIED IT >> IT IS A STORY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING

>> THANKS, ALISON >>> THE BIG QUESTION, WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW ABOUT THIS PLOT, AND WHEN DID HE FIND OUT? LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE DEMANDING ANSWERS >> THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT CONFRONT THE RUSSIANS ON THIS

WE'LL FIND OUT IF HE WAS BRIEFED IF WE DO NOT, WHAT DOES THAT SAY? >> ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S BIGGEST DEFENDERS, SENATOR LINDSAY GRAHAM, ALSO TWEETING THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR CONGRESS TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THESE REPORTS SELECT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WERE BRIEFED TODAY SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON PETTY JOINS ME NOW

DO WE KNOW WHO WAS AT THAT BRIEFING, AND WHAT CAME OUT OF IT? >> WE DON'T KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHO WAS IN THE BRIEFING THE PRESS SECRETARY SAID A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WERE REACHED OUT TO AND INVITED TO HAVE A BRIEFING SHE MENTIONED IT WAS A SO-CALLED GANG OF EIGHT, THE TYPICAL EIGHT DEFENDERS AND LEADERSHIP IN CONGRESS, WHO ARE BREACHED ON THE TOP INTELLIGENCE, WHICH WE BELIEVE THAT WAS EXPLAINED IN THE BRIEFING WE DON'T KNOW YET IF ALL OF THOSE MEMBERS WERE AT THE BRIEFING THAT JUST TOOK PLACE AT THE WHITE HOUSE ALL EIGHT MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP OF EIGHT ARE GOING TO BE GETTING A BRIEFING AT SOME POINT TODAY >> SHANNON, THE PRESIDENT SAID NO ONE BRIEFED HIM ON THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE, BECAUSE INTEL OFFICIALS DIDN'T FIND IT CREDIBLE ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT IT COULD BE FAKE NEWS WHAT ELSE IS THE PRESIDENT SAYING HERE? >> HE HASN'T SAID MUCH BEYOND HIS TWEET >> THERE WAS NOT A CONSENSUS IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATION, AND IT HAD NOT BEEN VERIFIED, AND THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED ON VERIFIABLE INFORMATION

OUR PARTY INDICATES THAT OTHER PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN BRIEFED ON INFORMATION THAT MIGHT NOT BE AIR- TIGHT AND ROCK-SOLID AND READY TO GO BUT THAT THE — SHE APPEARED TO INDICATE SHE STILL HAS NOT BEEN BRIEFED ON IT AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT A MOMENT AGO, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE NOW BEING BRIEFED ON IT SO THE QUESTION NOW, WHICH ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES WAS TRYING TO GIVE CLARITY ON, HAS THE PRESIDENT BEEN BRIEFED ON IT, AND WILL CONGRESS BE BRIEFED ON INTELLIGENCE THAT THE PRESIDENT HASN'T BEEN BRIEFED ON

>> AGAIN, FALLING BACK ON THE IDEA THAT THERE IS STILL DISSENT AMONG SOME IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATION >> SHANNON, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE IS NOW ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK WHEREVER INDICATED HE HAS BEEN WEARING ONE ON OCCASIONS IN PUBLIC DO WE KNOW IF THE PRESIDENT HAS CHANGED HIS MIND ON THAT AS WELL? >> THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION ON MASKS CONTINUES TO BE THAT IT IS A PERSONAL CHOICE, AND THAT THE CDC RECOMMENDS ARE JUST THAT, RECOMMENDATIONS, NOT REQUIREMENTS

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ECHOED WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN SAYING THAT PEOPLE SHOULD FOLLOW, WHAT THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ARE RECOMMENDING BUT I THINK IT WILL BE A QUESTION TO SEE WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL DO AT HIS NEXT EVENT, WHICH HE DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING ON HIS SCHEDULE, WHETHER THEY'RE GOING FORWARD THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A CONVENTION IN AUGUST, ISSUE A REQUIREMENT PEOPLE WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC PLACES S AWAY WHERE WE ARE AT TWO MONTHS FROM NOW

YOU KNOW, A LOT COULD CHANGE >> ALL RIGHT SHANNON WITH THE LATEST OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH % MUCH , ,, ,

>>> THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IS RESPONDING TO REPORTS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KIRSTEN SPOKE TO DEMETRI TESTOV IN A REMARKABLY CANDID AND EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW >> Reporter: DEMETRI TESTOV, THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE KREMLIN, SPOKE DIRECTLY ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE OFFERING BOUNTY TO THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING US SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN

I ASKED HIM WHETHER RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE WAS INVOLVED IN THIS ALLEGED OPERATION HE DENIES IT, AS YOU ARE ABOUT TO HEAR THIS PART OF OUR EXCHANGE BEGINS WITH ME ASKING THE QUESTION TAKE A LISTEN >> IF RUSSIA WAS PAYING MONEY TO REWARD MEMBERS OF THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WOULD YOU CONSIDER THAT TO BE AND ACT OF AGGRESSION? WOULD YOU SEE THAT AS A SERIOUS FACT? >> I DON'T THINK THE SITUATION IS POSSIBLE EVER

SO THIS IS REALLY RIDICULOUS THIS IS REALLY RIDICULOUS TO SPREAD THIS KIND OF INFORMATION >> YOU DON'T THINK — >> THIS IS 100% [ BEEP ] IT'S [ BEEP ] >> THAT'S STRONG >> Reporter: UNDIPLOMATIC LANGUAGE

A COUPLE OTHER POINTS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE KREMLIN REFERS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP EAT TWEET, WHERE HE QUESTIONS THE VALIDITY OF THIS REPORTING, QUESTIONS THE ALLEGED INTELLIGENCE HE SAYS THOSE COMMENTS JUST UNDERSCORE THAT RUSSIA IS RIGHT TO QUESTION THIS STORY AND I ASKED TESTOV, WHERE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AT ANY LEVEL, THE MILITARY LEVEL, THE INTELLIGENCE LEVEL, THEY HAVE HAD ANY COMPLAINT DEMETRI TESTOV SAYS THEY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THE AMERICANS AT ANY STAGE

ALISON? >>> THE FOUR FORMER POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD APPEARED IN COURT IN MINNEAPOLIS TODAY THE OTHER TWO OFFICERS CHARGED WITH AIDING AND ABETTING MURDER NBC NEWS REPORTER SHACK BOOSTER IS JOINING US FROM MINNEAPOLIS SHAQ, WHAT HAPPENED IN COURT TODAY, AND WHAT'S NEXT UP? >> WE NOW HAVE A TRIAL DATE

THE TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR MARCH 8th THERE WILL BE ANOTHER HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 11th, WHERE WE WILL SEE THE FORMER OFFICERS APPEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE AT TODAY'S HEARING, IT WAS ONE THAT WAS NO CAMERAS ALLOWED SO WE DIDN'T GET TO SEE THE PROCEEDINGS EXCEPT IF YOU WERE IN THE COURT OR THE OVERFLOW ROOM THAT WAS OVER THE OBJECTIONS OF THE FOUR FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS

WE HEARD FROM OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN, WHO HAD HIS KNEE ON THE NECK FOR ABOUT 8 MINUTES THAT VIDEO COMING OUT ON MEMORIAL DAY, AND WE SAW HIM IN AN ORANGE JUMP SUIT HE WAS WEARING A MASK HE APPEARS VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO A STATE PRISON, AND HE CHOSE TO APPEAR VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

INSTEAD, YOU'VE HEARD LITTLE PIECES OF WHAT COULD BECOME NOT ONLY THE UPCOMING COURT DATE, BUT ALSO HEARD A SENSE OF THE EVIDENCE THAT THE STATE HAS READY THERE ARE ABOUT 8,000 INDIVIDUAL CASES OF EVIDENCE, OF DISCOVERY TO GO THROUGH WE WON'T HAVE THAT TRIAL UNTIL NEXT MARCH THE JUDGE COMPLAINED ABOUT SOME OF THE TALKS WE'VE BEEN HEARING

SOME OF THE ATTENTION THIS CASE HAS BEEN RECEIVING PROSECUTORS AND LAWYERS, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS AND THE JUDGE THAT WAS SOMETHING HE ASKED THE PROSECUTORS TO PULL BACK ON, TO TALK ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THIS CASE AND A POSSIBLE VERDICT ON THIS CASE INSTEAD, LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT THAT'S WHAT WE KNOW NOW

WE KNOW A TRIAL DATE ON MARCH 8th OF NEXT YEAR ALISON? >> THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE FEDERATION NO LONGER SUPPORTING DEREK CHAUVIN WHY NOT, AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT THE OTHER OFFICERS INVOLVED? >> Reporter: THEY'RE FRANKLY NOT EXPLAINING OR DEFENDING THE ACTS OFFICER CHAUVIN TOOK THEY SAID THAT WASN'T BASED ON TRAINING THEY SAY THAT'S NOT INDICATIVE OF WHAT AN OFFICER SHOULD DO, HAVING HIS KNEE ON A SUSPECT'S NECK FOR THAT LONG A PERIOD OF TIME, NOT RENDERING AID

AS FAR AS THE OTHER THREE OFFICERS, THEY'RE STILL MAKING A DETERMINATION OVER WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO THEY WILL APPEAL WE KNOW THERE ARE BODY-CAMERA IMAGES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC WE HEARD DESCRIPTIONS OF THAT VIDEO IN CHARGING DOCUMENTS, BUT WE HAVE NOT SEEN — AND THEY HAVE NOT SEEN WHAT THAT BODY CAMERA IMAGE OR VIDEO SHOWS, AND THEY SAY THAT COULD BE — IT COULD GIVE A SENSE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MINUTES IN BETWEEN WE KNOW HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR WITH MR FLOYD UNTIL OFFICER FLOYD PUT THAT KNEE ON THE NECK OF HIM

THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE THEY WANT TO SEE BEFORE MAKING THAT DECISION THEY ARE NOT DEFENDING HIM, ASKING FOR AN APPEAL ALISON? >> GEORGE FLOYD'S FAMILY SPOKE WHAT DID THEY SAY? >> WE DID HEAR FROM THE FAMILY THEY WERE IN COURT

BEFORE I PLAY THAT, I DO WANT TO MAKE NOTE THERE WAS ONE POINT WHERE THE JUMP, ACCORDING TO THE NOTES FROM THE REPORTERS IN THE ROOM, THE JUDGE ADMONISHED THE UNCLE OF MR GEORGE FLOYD FOR MAKING A FACIAL EXPRESSION, APPARENTLY AS THOSE PROCEEDINGS WERE ONGOING THE UNCLE ALSO TALKED ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE INSIDE THE COURTROOM AS IT WAS GOING ON LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TOLD REPORTERS AFTER THE HEARING >> IT'S AFFECTING, EVERYBODY >> >> KILLED MY NEPHEW A MONTH AND THREE DAYS AGO I'M NOT LETTING ANYBODY I'M MAD AT THE SYSTEM

>> OBVIOUSLY, A VERY EMOTIONAL REACTION THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME UP IN THE HEARING, THAT THE FAMILY HAS BEEN TALKING TO MEDIA AND HOW THAT COULD AFFECT A POTENTIAL JURY THE JUDGE IS WARNING EVERYONE STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS CASE THERE IS NOT A GAG ORDER OFFICIALLY IN PLACE

IT IS SOMETHING THEY WILL ENFORCE AND CONTINUE TO APPLY IF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO TALK — IF THERE CONTINUES TO BE THAT TALK AROUND THE DETAILS IN THIS CASE ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT CHUCK N MINNEAPOLIS, THANKS SO MUCH >> YOU GOT IT >> BOSHEL BURNS JOINING US IT WAS AN EASY WIN BACK IN 2016 YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS THERE WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? >> HEY, ALISON, TRUMP WON BEAVER BY MORE THAN 19 POINTS BACK IN 2016

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF SPECULATION ABOUT WHETHER VOTERS WOULD CHANGE THEIR MIND ABOUT THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC I WAS HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS, AND MOST PEOPLE I TALKED TO WERE ACTUALLY PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE PRESIDENT THEY WERE MORE FRUSTRATED WITH THEIR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR KEEPING BUSINESSES SHUT DOWN TOO LONG NOW THE CONVERSATION HAS SHIFTED IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF COVID

IT'S BECAUSE OF RACE THIS WAS A COMMUNITY THAT'S MORE THAN 90% WHITE, ONLY 6% BLACK BUT THIS CONVERSATION AND THE MOVEMENT AROUND RACIAL EQUALITY THAT WE'VE BEEN COVERING IN PLACES LIKE NEW YORK, LOUISIANA, CHICAGO, THAT'S ALSO HAPPENING HERE THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE BEING HAD YOU CAN THEY'RE IMPACTING PEOPLE POLITICALLY I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A MARRIED COUPLE

AND THEY IDENTIFY AS CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THEIR DAUGHTER ADOPTED TWO AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILDREN WHEN THEY SAW THE GEORGE FLOYD VIDEO, THEY WERE HIT HARD THEY LISTENED TO DONALD TRUMP'S RHETORIC IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT WHAT IS YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON HOW THE PRESIDENT HAS HANDLED THESE PROTESTS AND THIS UPRISING IN AMERICA NOW?

>> I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM BE MORE COMPASSIONATE, MORE UNDERSTANDING, MORE WILLING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION >> DO YOU THINK HE'S HURTING HIS CAMPAIGN WITH HIS TONE ON RACE RIGHT NOW? >> I DO, YEAH I THINK THAT COULD CHANGE IF HE WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE VOCAL OR AT LEAST TRY TO SHOW SOME UNDERSTANDING >> DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO IN NOVEMBER YET? >> NO I WAS SURE THAT I WAS GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN, BUT NOW I'M RETHINKING IT

>> THE PEOPLE I'VE BEEN TALKING TO, IT'S NOT LIKE THEY WOKE UP WITH BLUE FEVER, AND ARE NOW BIG JOE BIDEN FANS BUT THEY ARE ASKING THEMSELVES SOME NEW QUESTIONS AND NEGOTIATEING THE PRIORITIES THAT ARE TAKING THEM INTO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS JOHN SAID HE'S MORE OPEN-MINDED TO A POTENTIAL VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN THAN MAYBE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST HE SAYS RIGHT NOW, THE BIGGEST CONCERN IS CHARACTER, NOT SO MUCH THE PARTY LINE, ALISON

>> THERE IS UNITY IN THE WEEKEND AS WELL WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? >> Reporter: THIS MOVEMENT IS HAPPENING INTERESTINGLY, IT WAS NOT CALLED A BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCH IT WAS A UNITY MARCH THEY'RE TRYING TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO THE TABLE

BECAUSE FRANKLY, FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY, THIS IS A NEW CONVERSATION THIS ANALYSIS OF RACIAL RELATIONS THEY WERE THERE FOR RACIAL EQUALITY THEY SIGNED A PLEDGE, THINGS LIKE, "I WILL BE AN ALLY, ANTIRACIST"

>>> JOE BIDEN SAID HE'S OUTRAGED OF REPORTS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON TROOPS THE PRESUMPTIVE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE ACCUSING PRESIDENT TRUMP OF HIS DUTY AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF >> THE TRAIL OF EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN FAMILY, THE LOVED ONES SERVING AFGHANISTAN AND OVERSEAS I'M QUITE FRANKLY OUTRAGED BY THE REPORT IF I'M ELECTED PRESIDENT, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, VLADIMIR PUTIN WILL BE CONFRONTED AND IMPOSE A SERIOUS COST ON RUSSIA

I DON'T JUST THINK ABOUT THIS AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, I THINK ABOUT THIS AS A DAD, A FATHER WHO SENT HIS SON TO SERVE IN HARM'S WAY FOR YEARS >> MIKE NEMELEE JOINING ME NOW WHAT ELSE IS THE CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT THIS TODAY? >> WE TALK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME, THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT NOT JUST ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, BUT MAKING THE NEWS VIRTUALLY POP INTO AN ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER GROUP THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN

THEY WANTED TO GO AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP ON HIS HANDLING OF THE CORONAVIRUS WE SEE THEM TAKE ON THE ADVANTAGE THE PRESIDENT STILL HAS ON THE ECONOMY ONE ADVANTAGE I THINK EVERYONE ASSUMES THE VICE PRESIDENT STARTS OUT WITH, THE CAMPAIGN ON FOREIGN POLICIES THESE ARE FORCING "THE NEW YORK TIMES," "THE WASHINGTON POST" ABOUT THE BOUNTIES RUSSIA IS PAYING TO TALIBAN FOR TAKING LIVES THERE, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT I'VE HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN QUITE OFTEN

BIDEN IS NOT ONLY THE VICE PRESIDENT HE TALKS OFTEN ABOUT THE TIME HE SPENT MEETING WITH WORLD LEADERS, AND WE ALL REMEMBER THE FAMOUS LINE FROM GEORGE W BUSH WHEN HE SAID, "I LOOKED INTO PUTIN'S EYES AND SAW HIS SOUL" BIDEN TALKED ABOUT HOW HE MET WITH PUTIN AND SAID, "I SEE INTO YOUR EYES, AND YOU HAVE NO SOUL" BIDEN AT THIS EVENT SAYING THIS DOES NOT ONLY SHOW WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE WRONG, BUT THERE IS NO BOTTOM TO THE DEPTH OF PUTIN'S DEPRAVITY, THAT WE SHOULD CONTINUE TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT THIS STORY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD BECAUSE OF THAT FOREIGN POLICY ADVANTAGE

>> ALL RIGHT MIKE, HERE IT IS I'M NOT GOING TO LEAVE IT TO THE END WE'RE GOING TO HIT MY FAVORITE TOPIC BIDEN UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE TO PICK A BLACK WOMAN, OF COURSE

BUT WHAT ARE THE POLLS SAYING ABOUT THE TYPE OF VICE PRESIDENT VOTERS THINK SHOULD BE ON THE TICKET >> YEAH IT'S INTERESTING >> MY COLLEAGUE WROTE ABOUT THIS THIS WEEKEND THIS WEEKEND WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS PRESSURE TO CHOOSE A RUNNING MATE, A WOMAN OF COLOR

DOES THAT BEAR OUT IN THE POLLS? I'VE HEARD THIS FROM SOME LEADERS OF PROMINENT MINORITY GROUPS, SAYING THAT THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT A WOMAN OF COLOR BIDEN MIGHT CHOOSE IS ACTUALLY BETTER ON THE ISSUES THAN PERHAPS ELIZABETH WARREN IS THE NAME MENTIONED MOST OFTEN THROUGHOUT HER CAMPAIGN THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATOR DID A VERY GOOD JOB OF BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH COMMUNITIES OF COLOR, BRINGING THEM INTO THEIR CAMPAIGN WHAT THE POLLS SHOW IS SOMETHING THAT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE WAY WE TALK ABOUT THIS ''THE NEW YORK TIMES" POLL THAT WAS RELEASED LAST WEEK ACTUALLY FOUND FOUR OUT OF FIVE REGISTERED VOTERS SAY RACE SHOULD NOT BE A FACTOR IT SHOULD BE — AND EVEN AMONG VERY LIBERAL VOTERS, THIS IS PROBABLY THE GRAPHIC WE THINK WOULD BE PERHAPS MOST INTERESTED IN SEEING THAT

FIFTY-TWO PERCENT OF LIBERAL VOTERS SAY IT SHOULD NOT BE A FACTOR SO WHAT WE OFTEN SEE IN SOME OF THESE SURVEYS IS THAT ELIZABETH WARREN TENDS TO BE THE BEST AMONG DEMOCRATS AS A PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE CHOICE THAT HAS A LOT TO DO — SHE'S PROBABLY THE BEST KNOWN, BUT KAMALA HARRIS WE SHOULD CONSIDER AS WELL HIGH UP, HER RECORD AS — THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS SAID IT WILL BE A CONCERN FOR SOME MINORITIES, ESPECIALLY AS WE TALK ABOUT POLICING AND ISSUES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, BASED ON HER TIME IN THOSE TWO ROLES >> MIKE, WE KNOW THE BIDENS HAVE SOME CAMPAIGN EVENTS

I KNOW WE JOKED, YOU HAVE BEEN GOING TO PENNSYLVANIA ABOUT ONCE A WEEK BUT HE HASN'T HAD ANY FORMAL PRESS CONFERENCES SINCE AROUND APRIL HAS HIS CAMPAIGN SAID WHY? IS THIS SOME KIND OF STRATEGIC MOVE HERE ? THIS IS SOMETHING THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS TALKED ABOUT OVER THE WEEKEND, AS HE WAS SPEAKING TO DONORS THE QUESTION WAS ASKED OF HIM, WHY ISN'T HE CAMPAIGNING MORE? HE JOKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT IS SEEING ALL SORTS OF EVENTS, AND HIS NUMBERS CONTINUE TO DROP THROUGH THE FLOOR

THE RIGHT THING MEDICALLY HAS TO BE THE RIGHT THING POLITICALLY HE HAS BEEN DOING EVENTS JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY, MAYBE NOT HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, BUT HE IS GETTING HIS VOICE OUT THERE ON THE KEY ISSUES BUT I WOULD LOVE TO GET TO ASK HIM A QUESTION IT'S BEEN THREE MONTHS SINCE SEE IF SEEN HIM IN PERSON, OTHER THAN AFAR, THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS, GET AWAY FROM HIM IF HE DRIVES PAST HIS SUV BUT I SHOULD MENTION THE CAMPAIGN

I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH THEM A LOT WE MAY BEGIN TO SEE THAT CHANGE THIS WEEK, BECAUSE WE KNOW THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN REALLY PUSHING THIS MESSAGE PROGRAMS JOE BIDEN IS HIDING FROM VOTERS, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IS EAGER TO PUSH BACK ON, AND MAYBE WE'LL SEE HIM THERE IS THAT THIS WEEK DOING SO IN AN APPROPRIATELY SOCIALLY DISTANT WAY >> MIKE, I KNOW YOU'LL CONTINUE TO CHASE HIM DOWN THE STREET

I KNOW YOU'LL GET TO ASK HIM IN A LITTLE BIT LESS STRESSFUL FASHION THANKS SO MUCH >> THANKS, ALISON >>> STARBUCKS JOINING THE LONG LIST OF COMPANIES, PAUSING THEIR ADVERTISING ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS BECAUSE OF THE SPREAD OF HATE SPEECH ONLINE THIS BOYCOTT STARTED ON FACEBOOK

THESE COMPANIES ARE NOW PULLING THEIR ADVERTISEMENT FROM INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER, TOO ''NBC NEWS" BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT JOLENE KENT JOINS ME NOW FACEBOOK HAS BROUGHT IN NEARLY $70 MILLION IN GLOBAL AD REVENUE LAST YEAR HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT WILL A BOYCOTT LIKE THIS HAVE ON MAJOR SOUTHBOUND PLATFORMS >> Reporter: YEAH

NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF THE MONEY FACEBOOK BRINGS IN IS BASED ON SELLING ADS NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS A FACTOR HERE BASICALLY, IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT ONE ESTIMATE I'LL MAKE SURE I HAVE THIS RIGHT FOR YO

THE HIGHEST BRANDS SPEND ABOUT $4 BILLION, AND THAT'S ABOUT 6%, 5, 6% OF THAT TOTAL AMOUNT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HERE SO SO YOU HAVE OTHER COMPANIES BARING THE BRUNT OF WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY TARGETED AT FACEBOOK HERE THIS ORGANIZATION STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN IS THE ADL AND IT IS A BUNCH OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, COLOR OF CHANGE, NAACP THEY'RE SAYING THIS IS STARTING TO WORK IT'S CLEAR THE COMPANY WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN ANY SORT OF BAN IN GENERAL ARE DECIDING IT'S NOT ENOUGH

WHAT MARK ZUCKERBERG IS DOING IS NOT EFFICIENT >> IT SEEMS LIKE DEMANDS HAVEN'T BEEN MET JOLINE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> SURE YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

HAPPY MONDAY TAKE IT AWAY GREAT TO SEE YOU LOTS OF HEADLINES IN THIS HOUR FIRST NEW REACTION FROM THE SUPREME COURT RULING STRIKING DOWN A LOUISIANA ABORTION RULE F

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAID THOSE SEEKING ABORTIONS IN LOUISIANA CAN NOW BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF PETE WILLIAMS WILL BE ON THE WITH THE DETAILS IN A MOMENT NOW A NUMBER OF UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE UNITED STATES HAS NOW SURPASSED NA% IC IS % ACCELERATING AROUND THE % WORLD AS % COUNTRIES CONTINUE THEIR REOPENING PLANS % TAKE A QUICK % LISTEN TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL % HERE

BACK TO REOPEN ECONOMIES AND SOCIETY >> NEW YORK IS SUPPOSED TO ENTER PHASE THREE OF THE REOPENING THIS WEEK GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS INDOOR DINING MAY HAVE TO WAIT BECAUSE THE VIRUS SPREAD IN ENCLOSED AREAINGS HE SAID HE WOULD BE TALKING TO BUSINESS OWNERS AND GATHERING MORE DATA >> IT'S INDOOR DINING THE AND YOU HAVE THE CONGREGATION PROBLEM AND VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION WHICH I THINK IS REALLY PROBLEMATIC FOR US

THAT'S WHY I IMPLORE THE PRESIDENT TO GET INTO THE GAME PERFORMANCES ARE CANCELED UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY BECAUSE OF CONCERNS >>> IN A STATEMENT, THE MUSIC ORGANIZATION BMI TOLD NBC NEWS THAT PLAYING MUSIC FROM THE ARING STONES CONSTITUTES THE BREACH OF THE LICENSING AGREEMENT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS THEIR 1969 SONG "YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT" WAS PLAYED IN TRUMP'S RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA RECENTLY THAT WRAPS UP HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK HERE LATER WITH MORE HEADLINES ALLISON? ALL RIGHT, ALEXA WE'LL SEE YOU IN A LITTLE BIT >>> THE SUPREME COURT IS STRIKING DOWN A LOUISIANA LAW THAT RESTRICTS ACCESS TO ABORTIONS IN A 5-4 DECISION TODAY PETE WILLIAMS IS JOINING ME FROM WASHINGTON DC

TALK US THROUGH THE RULING SURE THIS IS A LAW IT REALLY NEVER TOOK EFFECT IN FULL FORCE IT WAS PASSED BY LOUISIANA AND SAID THAT A DOCTOR PERFORMING ABORTION SERVICES HAD TO HAVE PRIVILEGES TO ADMIT PATIENTS AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL

THE STATE SAID THIS WOULD HELP MAKE SURE DOCTORS WERE PROPERLY CREDENTIALS THE SUPREME COURT SAID IT WOULD PROVIDE NO HEALTH BENEFITS AND WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL OPTION TO WOMEN THIS LAW WAS A DENT KAL TO THE ONE TEXAS PASSED AND THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN FOUR YEARS AGO IN THAT RULING FOUR YEARS AGO, THE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS ONE OF THE CENTERS HE WOULD NOT HAVE STRUCK DOWN THE TEXAS LAW

TODAY HE SAID EVEN THOUGH I DISAGREED WITH THAT DECISION, THAT'S NOW THE LAW I'M BOUND BY THAT PRECEDENCE HE JOINED IN THE OTHER LIBERALS TO FORM THE VOTE THE 5-4 VOTE DECLARES THE LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL IT FLAUNTS THE SAME TAX TEXAS LAW DID YEARS AGO

>> RICHARDS SAID THIS ABOUT THE DECISION TODAY >> TODAY JUSTICE ROBERTS DID THE RIGHT THING, UPHELD THE PRESIDENT AND STOOD WITH WOMEN MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE ADMINISTRATION IS COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO TAKING AWAY THE RIGHT OF PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT PREGNANCY >> WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS DECISION? NOT ONLY ABORTION RIGHTS BUT ALSO THE SUPREME COURT AND LEANING >> IT'S UNDOUBTEDLY TRUE PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS TO CHANGE THE LAW

MOST ARE STATE LAWS THIS IS JUST SUCH AN EXAMPLE >> SECONDLY I WOULD SAY THIS IS NOT — THIS RULING IS NOT A RESOUNDING VICTORY FOR ABORTION RIGHTS BASICALLY JUSTICE ROBERTINGS JOINS THE MAJORITY SAYING BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY DECIDED THIS QUESTION, THE SAME ANSWER APPLIES IF A NEW RESTRICTION CAME ALONG, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEANS HE WOULD BE WITH THE LIBERALS ON THAT ONE

I THINK YOU'RE HEARING A MUTED SENSE OF VICTORY FOR ADVOCATES FOR ABORTION RIGHTS THERE'S ONE OTHER POINT ABOUT THIS DECISION THERE WERE FIVE DEFINITE VOTES TODAY TO PUT AN END TO THE CLAIM LOUISIANA HAD MADE AND OTHERS MAKE THAT ABORTION CLINICS AND ABORTION DOCTORS CANNOT CHALLENGE RESTRICTIONS THEIR THEORY IS BECAUSE OF THE RIGHTS OF ACCESS TO ABORTION BELONGS TO WOMEN, THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES ONLY PREGNANT WOMEN CAN BRING CHALLENGES

IF THE COURT HAD AGREED WITH THAT IDEA, IT THAT WOULD MAKE IT HARDER TO CHALLENGE FUTURE ABORTION RESTRICTIONS >> PETE WILLIAMS, WE'VE HAD BIG DECISIONS FROM THE SUPREME COURT LATELY THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ONCE AGAIN >>> BEACHES ACROSS FLORIDA ARE SHUTTING THE DOWN FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY THE STATE SET A RECORD THIS WEEKEND WITH MORE THAN 18,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAM BROCK HAS MORE FROM MIAMI BEACH >> ALLISON, GOOD AFTERNOON GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I'M ON MIAMI BEACH WHICH JUST REOPENED A FEW WEEKS AGO IT'S CLOSING FOR THE NEXT HOLIDAY WEEKEND JULY 3- 7

ALL THE BEACHES ARE SHUTTING DOWN TO TRY TO PREVENT A REPEAT OF MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY THERE WAS A SPIKE IN CASES A COUPLE WEEKS A AFTERWARDS THE MAYOR OF MIAMI DADE AND ALSO BROWARD COUNTY CAME OUT TO SAY YOU CAN'T COME HERE FOR THE HOLIDAY IT'S FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY THEY WERE SHOUTED AT AND HECKLED

IF YOU LOOK OVER MY SHOULDER, THERE'S PLENTY OF SPACE AT THE MOMENT WE'RE ON MONDAY AFTERNOON THE CONCERN IS WHAT IS THIS GOING GOING TO LOOK LIKE COME JULY 4th ESPECIALLY AL SON, GIVEN THE PACT THE POSITIVE RATES ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION THE LATEST NUMBERS FROM FLORIDA, 5 NOW 200 CASES CONFIRMED TODAY

NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS OVER THE WEEKEND, ALMOST 10,000 SATURDAY, 8500 SUNDAY HERE'S THE PROBLEM THEY DID MORE TESTS ON THOSE DAYS ALMOST 16% ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN MIAMI DATE COUNTY, WHERE I'M AT NOW, THE THE TWO WEEK AVERAGE IS CLOSER TO 17%

THAT'S HIGHER THAN ANY OFFICIAL IS COMFORTABLE WITH NOW IT'S THE REASON WE'RE SEEING SAFETY MEASURES BEING TAKEN SOME THINK THEY'RE EXTREME SOME THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME WE DO SOMETHING AS CASES SURGE BARS CLOSING ACROSS FLORIDA AS WELL

WE'LL SEE IF THERE'S ROLL BACKS AS WE CONTINUE NBC NEWS BACK TO YOU >> ARIZONA IS STRUGGLING TO EXPAND THE COVID- 19 TESTING AS ICU BEDS ARE FILLING UP NBC NEWS REPORTER VON HILLIER IS JOINING US FROM A TEST SITE IN PHOENIX

WHAT IS GOING ON THERE TODAY? WELL, IT GETS WORSE EVERY DAY WE DO THIS ALLISON HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU WE'RE BREAKING RECORDS BREAKING RECORDS FOR A NUMBER OF VENTILATORS, NUMBER OF ICU BEDS THIS WEEKEND, BROKE THE RECORD FOR MOST NEW CASES 4000 IN A SINGLE DAY

THE I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES WE HAVE TO DO THIS FRANKLY I'M A LITTLE EXACERBATED BECAUSE THERE'S NO POLICY CHANGE OR RESOURCES THE STATE OR GOVERNOR HERE HAS NOT REIMPLEMENTED ANY SHUTDOWN OR STAY AT HOME ORDERS POOLS, WATER PARKS, CASINOS ARE OPEN GOING AROUND TOWN, IT'S JUNE 28, 2018

SOME FOLKS ARE STAYING HOME, BUT BY IN LARGE, THESE STREETINGS THIS WEEKEND, THERE'S TRAFFIC ON THEM IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WE NEED TO PUT THIS INTO THE CONTEXT THE LAST TWO WEEKS, 14 DAYS, THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HAS INCREASED NEARLY DOUBLE THE LAST IF TWO WEEKS THE GOVERNOR URGED FOLKS TO STAY AT HOME BY IN LARGE, YOU'RE NOT SEEING THAT HAPPEN ON A LARGE SCALE

THERE'S SERIOUS QUESTIONS IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA THERE'S LITTLE REASON WHEN IT COMES TO CONTACT TRACING AND THE TRAJECTORY IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS >> VON, I KNOW YOU SAY YOU'RE EXACERBATED, THAT'S NOT YOUR NATURE WE HAVE TALKED TO YOU DAY AFTER DAY THE ONLY THING THAT HAS REALLY CHANGED IS THAT THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE

TELL US MORE ABOUT THE TESTING LAB WHERE YOU ARE AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU I IMAGINE FOLKS ARE EXACERBATED THERE AS WELL THAT'S PART OF IT WE DON'T HAVE ANSWERS >> Reporter: THIS WEEKEND I TALKED TO A WAITER THAT SAID SHE'S EXPOSED 2000 EVERYDAY

SHE SAYS SHE WORRIES OF GIVING IT TO SOMEONE I SPOKE TO SOMEONE THAT WORKS IN RETAIL FOR THE SAME REASON SHE WANTS TO GET TESTED SHE'LL TELL YOU A LITTLE ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE >> YOU STOOD UP HERE LOOKING FOR A TEST? YES, I DID

>> WHAT DID YOU FIND? SO NOTHING IS OPEN THERE'S NO NEW INFORMATION ONLINE SAYING IT WAS CLOSED AT ALL >> IS IT FRUSTRATING TO SHOW UP AND THERE BE NO TESTING HERE? JUST A LITTLE BIT IT'S KIND OF A TREASURE HUNT NOW >> Reporter: YES, WE ARE BREAKING RECORDS IN THE STATE FOR NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES

IT'S ALSO TELLING HOW HARD IT IS TO GET A TEST, HOW MUCH OF A TREASURE HUNT IT I FOR PEOPLE LIKE HER THE TESTS ARE COMING BACK IN A DELAYED ORDER THE DEMAND FAR EXCEEDS THE CAPACITY IT'S ONE OF THE IMPORTANT NUMBERS I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT'S 25%

ALLISON, 25% OF THE TESTS THAT ARE TAKEN COME BACK POSITIVE THAT IS EXTRAORDINARY FAR AHEAD OF FLORIDA, TEXAS, WHERE THE UNITED STATES IS TO UNDERSTAND THE VASTNESS OF THE SPREAD, WE UNDERSTAND SO LITTLE THAT'S WHAT BRINGS US HERE

THE LABORATORIES PROCESS 80% OF THE COVID TESTS IN THIS STATE RIGHT NOW THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO PROCESS ENOUGH TESTS ALL THESE ARE COMING IN THEY CAN ONLY PROCESS 7000 TESTS A DAY WHICH IS RESULTING IN THAT BACKLOG MY FOLKS AREN'T GETTING RESULTS MORE THAN A WEEK IN MOST CASES

>> I HAD THE CHANCE TO TALK I APPRECIATE HER TALKING I JUST TALKED WITH THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER I WAS ABLE TO ASK SONIA WHY ARE WE IN THIS POSITION? HOW IS THE STATE GOING TO PROCESS TESTS? WE'RE IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES WE ALL RAMPED UP AS QUICKLY AS WE PROBABLY COULD

WHERE WE ARE TODAY REPRESENTS A VERY CONCERTED EFFORT TO BRING IN ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS, STAFF, THE CONSUMABLES TO MEET THE DEMAND REPORT REPORT SONIA IS >> Reporter: SONIA IS ANSWERING MY QUESTION THE ARIZONA HAD A THREE MONTH LEEWAY WE AREN'T NEW YORK OR NEW JERSEY THE TRAJECTORY WAS SEEN IN MODELING

EVEN A WORSE CASE SCENARIO THAN THEY'RE NOW TRYING TO GET MACHINERY WHEN I ASKED AND PRESSED WHERE DO MACHINES COME IN AND WHERE CAN ARIZONANS TRULY GET A TEST? I CAN'T GET THAT ANSWER THE GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED THE PRESS CONFERENCE HERE THIS AFTERNOON FRANKLY I THINK THAT'S WHERE A LOT OF EXASPERATION COMES FROM

THE FACT THIS CONTINUES TO GO IN THE WRONG DIRECTION THIS COMES OUT OF THE STATE AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> IS THERE ANY EXPECTATION THAT THE GOVERNOR WILL BE ANNOUNCING NEW RESTRICTIONS OR REGULATIONS? ANY SORT OF MOVE TO TRY TO SLOW DOWN THE SPREAD, CUT BACK HOSPITALIZATIONS? THERE'S SERIOUS QUESTIONS THE ONLY POLICY THAT HE IMPLEMENTED SO FAR THIS SUMMER IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLEMENT MASK REQUIREMENTS IT DIDN'T GIVE LOCALITIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLOSE RESTAURANTS OR BARS THEMSELVES

THERE'S ALSO QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOLING HERE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA, A THE GREAT NUMBER OF SCHOOLS IS YEAR AROUND SCHOOL THEY'RE SET TO START IN LITERALLY TWO TO THREE WEEKS FROM NOW THE THE WHOLE YOUNG POPULATION HERE IN THE HEART OF MARICOPA COUNTY ARE SET TO RECONGREGATE THERE'S QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS CONTINUALLY ONGOING

THERE ARE QUESTIONS IN THE STATE AS TO WHAT'S GOING ON THE GOVERNOR IS URGING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME SAYING IT'S A FLASHING THE YELLOW NOT ENOUGH IS CHANGING QUITE FRANKLY FROM MY OWN EYES ACROSS THE GREATER ARIZONA >> I KNOW YOU'RE FRUSTRATED BUT THAT WILL NOT STOP YOU FROM ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS AND REPORT BACK TO US THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK

>> I APPRECIATE IT, MY FRIEND >>> BARS IN SEVERAL CALIFORNIA COUNTIES FORCED TO CLOSE AGAIN BECAUSE OF A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES THERE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ERIN McLAUGHLIN IS FROM LOS ANGELES THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS CLOSING BARS DO YOU KNOW OF OUTBREAKS OR SPECIFIC CONNECTIONS TO THE OUTLIFE THERE? HEY ALLISON

WHEN THE GOVERNOR MADE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND THE HE DIDN'T HAVE SPECIFIC CASES TO SITE OTHER THAN THE GENERAL SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REALLY THIS ORDER THOUGH SHUTTING THE DOWN BAR ACROSS SEVEN COUNTIES RECOMMENDING THE SHUTDOWN OF BARS ACROSS EIGHT MORE SORT OF FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OTHER STATES, FLORIDA AS WELL AS TEXAS THE TEXAS GOVERNOR IS SAYING HE REGRETS EVER ALLOWING BARS TO REOPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE SAYING THEY COULD BE INCUBATORS FOR THE VIRUS

WE KNOW THE SPECIFIC CASE OUT OF EAST LANCING, MICHIGAN SEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME 85 CORONAVIRUS CASES EXPERTS SAY THAT BARS ARE POTENTIAL INCUBATORS THEY'RE CLOSE QUARTERS, POORLY VENTILATED IT'S REQUIRING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS >>> WHAT ARE BAR OWNERS SAYING ABOUT THE CLOSURES, HOW THEY'LL IMPACT BUSINESS

THIS HAS TO BE A FRUSTRATING TIME >> WE SPOKE TO BAR OWNERS EARLIER TODAY IN LOS ANGELES THEY ARE EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES THEY LOST A LOT OF MONEY IN THE INITIAL SHUTDOWN INVESTING MORE MONEY AND TRYING TO ADJUST TO THIS REALITY IN OPENING TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN

A LOT OF BAR OWNERS SAYING WE DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN GO ON OTHER BAR OWNERS SAYING THEY NEVER REOPENED IN 2 FIRST PLACE THEY SAW THIS AS A REALITY VERY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BOTTOM LINE >> ERIN, CALIFORNIA HAD A MASK MANDATE ALMOST TWO WEEKS NOW

FROM WHAT YOU'VE SEEN, ARE MOST FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES AND TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY? RIGHT NOW WE'RE SEEING A SURGE OF CASES IN CALIFORNIA OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, AN UPTICK OF 50%, 30% UPTICK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS EXPERTS I'VE BEEN TALKING TO SAY IT'S DOWN TO PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AS THE STATE HAS SLOWLY BEEN REOPENING THE STATE HAS BEEN URGING GUIDELINES PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING THEM

THEY'VE NOT BEEN WEARING THEIR MASKS THEY'VE NOT BEEN SOCIAL DISTANCING I WAS TALKING TO BOB FROM UCF MEDICAL HE TOLD ME THIS WAS A WARNING SHOT TO THE REST OF THE STATE TAKE A LISTEN

WELL, AT THE VERY LEAST, IT IS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THAT THE VIRUS IS EVERY BIT AS REAL AS IT WAS BEFORE THERE'S NO GOOD REASON WE COULDN'T BE NEW YORK IN MARCH IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL THE HOPE IS PEOPLE WILL SEE THE SURGE IN CASES AND SAY IT IS TIME NOW TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY IF WE DON'T DO THAT, I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE BACK INTO LOCK DOWN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS GIVEN THE REASON WE WERE OPENING UP WAS TO TRY TO ALLOW THE ECONOMY TO RECOVER, THAT WILL CAUSE THE ECONOMY TO IMPLODE ONCE AGAIN

THE STATE BEGAN TO SEE THE SURGE OF CASES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE NOW WE'RE SEEING BOTH ENDS THE NORTH IS SEEN AS A HOT SPOT IMPERIAL COUNTY SAID THE SOUTH HOSPITALS ARE SO FULL IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, THEY'RE TRANSFERRING PATIENTS TO SAN DIEGO AND SAN FRANCISCO >> WOW

ERIN, ARE OFFICIALS PLANNING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE TO STOP THE SPREAD BESIDES TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE NIGHT LIFE A LITTLE BIT? WELL AT THIS POINT, THERE'S NOT MUCH THE STATE CAN DO THERE'S NOT MUCH THEY CAN DO TO STOP THIS VIRUS THERE ARE NO TREATMENTS THE ONLY THING THEY CAN RECOMMEND IS PEOPLE SOCIAL DISTANCE S WEAR A MASK AND POTENTIALLY SHUT DOWN MORE BUSINESSES THAT'S WHAT OFFICIALS DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO DO

AS WE HEAR FROM BAR OWNERS, THE SECOND SHUTDOWN IS EXTREMELY DEVASTATING >> ERIN IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, THANKS SO MUCH >>> WE HAVE A DOCTOR JOINING ME NOW SHE'S INTERNAL MEDICINE PHYSICIAN AT THE CALIFORNIA MEDICAL CENTER IN SAN FRANCISCO DOCTOR, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

WE'RE HEARING ABOUT MORE AND MORE COVID-19 CASES INVOLVING YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE YOU SEEING THAT IN YOUR HOSPITAL? ALLISON, WHAT WE'RE SEEING ON THE GROUND IS CASES OF COVID-19 IN YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CLIMBING QUICKLY THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCE SOME DEGREE OF FEVER OR CHILLS, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, FATIGUE, BODY ACHES THEY DO OKAY AT HOME OF COURSE PEOPLE SHOULD SEEK EMERGENCY MEDICAL ATTENTION IF THEY HAVE TROUBLE BREATHING, PERSISTENT PAIN OR PRESSURE IN THEIR CHEST OR NEW CONFUSION

WHAT WE ARE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE AND COUNTRY IS THAT IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO RECOGNIZE, ESPECIALLY YOUNG ADULTS THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE A SEVERE ILLNESS AND REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATIONS FROM COVID, THERE ARE LONGER TERM EFFECTS THAT ARE EMERGING AMONG PEOPLE THAT HAVE INITIAL LIGHT SYMPTOMS, THESE OTHERS CAN LINGER ON AND YOU PASS OTHER ORGAN SYSTEMS LIKE THE BRAIN, LUNG, IMMUNE SYSTEM, KIDNEY AND BLOOD THERE'S PARTS OF THE DISEASE NOT YET UNDERSTOOD THE TAKE AWAY IS THAT RISING COVID-19 DOESN'T TAKE AWAY A HEALTHY LIFE THEY CAN TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO SOMEONE THAT HAS A MUCH MORE SEVERE CASE

YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO MODIFY THEIR BEHAVIORS AS SITUATIONS ARISE >> I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT REMDESIVIR USED TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS JULEAD SPEAK ABOUT WHAT THEY WOULD CHARGE $3100 FOR THOSE THAT HAVE PRIVATE INSURANCE GROUPS ARE CRITICIZING THAT PRICING

THE COURT THEY DONATED IS SET TO RUN OUT IN OUR COUNTRY IN A WEEK OR SO HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS TREATMENT? ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE KINDS OF COSTS? SO FAR WE KNOW THE ANTI VIRAL MEDICATION SHORTENS THE TIME TO RECOVERY BY 40s ON AVERAGE FOR HOSPITALIZED COVID PATIENTS IT HAS NOT IMPROVED SURVIVAL FOR PATIENTS WITH YOU COVID-19 THE MOST EXPERTS AGREE THIS IS A HIGH PRICE TAG FOR A DRUG THAT'S NOT SHOWN TO REDUCE MORTALITY WE HAVE SEEN SOME PROMISE COME OUT OF THE COURSE ON A STUDY IN THE UK

THEY FOUND THE LOW DOSE STEROID MEDICINE THAT'S BEEN AROUND MANY YEARS REDUCES THE RISK OF DEATH BY A THIRD FOR SEVERELY ILL PATIENTS ON VENTILATORS FOR COVID-19 IN TERMS OF TREATMENT OPTIONS GOING FORWARD, NEW DATA IS EMERGING EVERY DAY AND WEEK IT'S CRITICAL WE CONTINUE TO LOOK TO THE REVIEW EVIDENCE WHEN MAKING DECISIONS ON HOW TO TREAT PATIENTS >> DR FAUCI SAYS THE U

S WILL NOT REACH HERD IMMUNITY IF A LARGE PORTION REFUSES TO GET VACCINATED WHAT DO YOU SAY TO PEOPLE THAT DON'T THINK THEY'RE THE GOING TO GET IT WHEN IT'S AVAILABLE? HOW IMPORTANT IS A VACCINE TO FOR US TO RETURN TO A LESS RESTRICTIVE LIFE? ONE THING TO POINT OUT IS THERE'S THIS PHENOMENON CALLED HERD IMMUNITY ENOUGH PEOPLE BECOME IMMUNE TO A DISEASE AND IT SPREADS UNLIKELY WHEN A LARGE POPULATION IS IMMUNE TO INFECTION WHETHER THROUGH GETTING IT OR VACCINATION, IT PROVIDES A MEASURE OF PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IMMUNE

WITH HERD IMMUNITY, THESE CHAINS OF INFECTIONS GET DISRUPTED IT STOPS OR SLOWS THE SPREAD OF DISEASE FOR THIS TO HAPPEN, WE'D NEED MOST THE POPULATION WILLING TO BE VACCINATED IF A THIRD OF THE AMERICANS REFUSE THE VACCINE WE'RE UNLIKELY TO REACH HERD IMMUNITY AND UNLIKELY TO RETURN TO LIFE AS USUAL SIMPLY PUT, ALLISON, VACCINES SAVE LIVES

DISEASES THAT USE TO BE COMMON LIKE POLIO, MUMPS, MEASLES ARE PREVENTED BECAUSE OF VACCINATIONS ONE OF THE DEADLY VIRUSES IN HISTORY, SMALLPOX, NO LONGER EXISTS OVER THE YEAR, VACCINES PREVENTED COUNTLESS CASES OF DISEASE AND SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW ALL VACCINES GO THROUGH MANY PHASES AND TRIALS TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE THE COVID VACCINE IS NO EXPTION TO

THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXPERTISE I HOPE YOU JOIN US AGAIN >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >>> ONTO CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT

WE'RE 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 IF GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE'S THINGS I'D BE DOING THAT CANNOT BE DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY

>> I HAVE TO PLAN HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS 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'D LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST RACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT

>> EVERY STEP YOU HAVE TO ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRL? IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN I CHERISH THE FACT WE HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

A CATASTROPHE HAPPENING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FEED THEIR FAMILY OUR ABC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREANING GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED THE PURPOSE

>> OUR FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG THINK TO IT >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THE HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WE'RE LEARNING DETAILS ABOUT THE RUSSIAN PLOT TO PAY TALIBAN MILITANTS TO KILL US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

NBC LEARNED RUSSIA OFFERED TO PAY BOUNTIES AN OFFICIAL TELLS US SERVICE MEMBERS AND AFGHANS HAVE DIED NBC NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEN DELANEY JOINS ME NOW THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE STORY WHAT ELSE DO YOU KNOW? THE BOTTOM LINE IS WITH ONCE AGAIN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS HANDLING A RUSSIA RELATED INTELLIGENCE IS UNDER YES

THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE WASN'T BRIEF BECAUSE THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE TOLD HIM THE INFORMATION WAS INCREDIBLE TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, HIS SPOKESWOMAN CONTRADICTED THAT SHE THE DIDN'T SAY IT WASN'T CREDIBLE SHE SAID IT WASN'T VERIFIED DIFFERENT AGENCIES HAD DIFFERENT INFORMATION BUT THERE'S IF EVIDENCE TO SHOW THESE SERVICE MEMBERS AND AFGHAN MEMBERS DIED RESULT

EVEN IF THE INTEL WASN'T SO, THIS JUST BAFFLES ME THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS JUST INCREDIBLE THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT MERITS RESPONSE IT MAY BE A CODE WORD SECRET RESPONSE, BUT MOST SAY YOU HAVE TO PUSH BACK ON >> IT SEEMS LIKE EXACTLY THE KIND OF THING THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD AND SHOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT

WHAT ARE YOU STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HERE? I KNOW YOU HAVE SOME PIECES PUT TOGETHER WHAT'S THE BIGGEST QUESTION YOU LIKE ANSWERS TO IS IT THE PIECE ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW? THERE'S THAT OF COURSE THERE'S EVIDENCE THAT EVERYONE WE TALKED TO SAID THAT THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN UP AND SENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE IN THE FORM OF INTELLIGENCE REPORTS WHETHER THAT GOT TO THE PRESIDENT IS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS

THE OTHER IS WHAT IS THE STRENGTH OF THE EVIDENCE BOUNTIES PAY AND AMERICANS DIE AS A RESULT THE OTHER IS DOWN PLAYING THE IRANIANS HAVE DONE THIS FOR YEARS WE STILL IT A NUCLEAR DEAL WITH THEM WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW SIGNIFICANT THIS IS IN TERMS OF THE RUSSIA AMERICA RELATIONSHIP AND WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE IS CONTEMPLATED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

>> KEN, WHAT KIND OF RESPONSE IF ANY ARE YOU GETTING FROM INTELLIGENCE AND MILITARY OFFICIALS? SO, SOME AGENCIES ARE FLATLY NOT COMMENTING OTHER OFFICIALS ARE TELLING US PRIVATELY THEY'VE KNOWN ABOUT THIS BUT THIS ISN'T A BIG DEAL ONE SOURCE FAMILIAR WITH THIS MATTER AS YOU SAID IN THE INTRO TOLD ME ABSOLUTELY, AMERICANS DIE BECAUSE OF THIS, AFGHAN OFFICIALS DIED IT'S MURKY ALL OVER THE MAP IT DOESN'T EXPLAIN THEY WOULDN'T BRIEF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

PRESIDENTS ARE BRIEFED ALL THE TIME ON THINGS THAT THEIR ADVISE TORES THINK THEY NEED TO KNOW >> ANY RESPONSE FROM RUSSIA OR TALIBAN HERE? YEAH BOTH GROUPS HAVE DENIED THAT THIS HAPPENED IN VERY PROFOUND TERMS THE RUSSIAN SIDE, THEY'RE SAYING THAT'S WHAT YOU'D EXPECT >> KEN, IT'S A STORY EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING >> THANKS ALLISON >>> THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IS RESPONDING TO REPORTS ABOUT THE BOUNTIES ON US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

SENIOR CORRESPONDENT KIER SIMMONS SPOKE IN THE CANDID INTERVIEW >> DEMETRIUS IS ONE OF PUTIN'S RIGHT HAND MEN I ASKED ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE OFFERING BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING US SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN

I ASKED HIM SPECIFICALLY ABOUT WHETHER RUSSIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE AND GIU WAS INVOLVED IN THIS ALLEGED OPERATION HE DENIED IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND FORCEFULLY AS YOU'RE ABOUT TO HEAR PART OF OUR EXCHANGE BEGINS WITH ME ASKING A QUESTION TAKE A LISTEN >> IF RUSSIA WAS PAYING MONEY TO REWARD THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS

WOULD YOU CONSIDER AN ACT OF AGGRESSION BY RUSSIA COULD YOU SEE THAT AS HOW SERIOUS IS THAT? I DON'T THINK THIS SITUATION IS POSSIBLE EVER THIS IS RIDICULOUS TO SPREAD THIS KIND OF INFORMATION >> IT HAPPENED TO YOU >> THIS IS 100% BULL [ BLEEP ]

IT'S BULL [ BLEEP ] >> THAT'S STRONG >> IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT A COUPLE POINTS TO KNOW FROM OUR INTERVIEW, THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE KREMLINS REFERS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TWEET WHERE HE QUESTIONS THE VALIDITY OF THIS REPORTING, QUESTIONS THE ALLEGED INTELLIGENCE HE SAYS THAT THOSE COMMENTS ON THE PRESIDENT'S LIFE UNDERSCORES RUSSIA IS RIGHT TO QUESTION THIS STORY

I ASKED WHETHER THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AT ANY LEVEL, AMBASSADOR, MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE LEVEL, THEY HAVE HAD ANY COMPLAINTS FROM THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS ABOUT THESE ALLEGATIONS DEPLEA TREE SAYS HEDEMY >>> THE MAN CHARGED WITH GEORGE FLOYD'S MURDER WILL FACE A JUDGE TODAY THE OTHERS WILL ALSO BE IN COURT WHAT HAPPENED IN COURT TODAY? WHAT'S NEXT UP? THE KEY THING IS WE NOW HAVE A TRIAL DATE THE DATE IS SET FOR MARCH 8

THERE'S ANOTHER HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 11th WE'LL SEE THE FORMER OFFICERS APPEARING BEFORE THE JUDGE AS FAR AS TODAY'S HEARING, IT WAS ONE THAT WAS NO CAMERAS ALLOWED WE DIDN'T GET TO SEE MUCH OF THE PROCEEDINGS EXCEPT IF YOU WERE IN THE COURT OR OVERFLOW ROOM, OVER THE OBJECTIONS OF THE FEW MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS THEY WERE SHORT HEARINGS, 10 MINUTES LONG EACH

WE HEARD FROM OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN, THE OFFICER WHO HAD THE KNEE IN THE NECK OF MR EMPLOYED FOR EIGHT FLOYD WE SAW HIM IN THE ORANGE JUMP SUIT WEARING A MASK HE CHOSE TO APPEAR VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE WE DIDN'T HEAR THEM LAY OUT EVIDENCE

WE DIDN'T HEAR PLEAS FROM THE OFFICERS WE HEARD HINTS OF WHAT'S TO COME YOU ALSO HEARD A SENSE OF EVIDENCE THAT THE STATE HAS READY THEY SAY THERE'S ABOUT 8000 INDIVIDUAL PAGES OF EVIDENCE OF DISCOVERY FOR THE LAWYERS TO GO THROUGH THAT WAS A REASON AND EXPLANATION FOR WHY WE WON'T HAVE THAT TRIAL UNTIL NEXT MARCH

ONE OTHER NOTE I'LL MAKE IS THE JUDGE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE TALKS WE'VE BEEN HEARING SOME OF THE ATTENTION THIS CASE HAS BEEN RECEIVING BECAUSE IT COULD POTENTIALLY THEY BELIEVE IT MAY SEEK THE JURY POOL PROSECUTORS MAY STOP TALKING ABOUT THE CASE IN THE DETAILS OF THIS CASE AND HAVE A POSSIBLE VERDICT ET INSTEAD LET THE PROCESS PLAY OUT

WE KNOW A TRIAL DATE MARCH 8th OF NEXT YEAR IS SET UNTIL THEN, THERE'S ANOTHER HEARING IN SEPTEMBER ALLISON? THE SHACK, THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE FEDERATION IS NO LONGER SUPPORTING DEREK CHAUVIN WHY NOT, AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ACT THE OTHER THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED? THEY'RE AFRAID WE DO NOT DEFEND THE ACTION THAT OFFICER CHAUVIN TOOK THEY SAY THAT WASN'T BASED ON TRAINING

THAT'S NOT INDICATIVE OF WHAT AN OFFICER SHOULD DO, HAVING HIS KNEE ON THEN A SUSPECT'S NECK FOR THAT LONG A PERIOD OF TIME THEY'RE MAKING A DECISION WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO THE POLICE UNION WILL APPEAL THE FIRING OF AN OFFICER THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT FOR OFFICER CHAUVIN HE WANT TO SEE MORE EVIDENCE BEFORE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE OTHER THREE OFFICERS

WE KNOW THERE'S BODY CAMERA AND FOOTAGE AVAILABLE THAT HAS NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC WE'VE HEARD DESCRIPTIONS OF THAT VIDEO IN CHARGING THE DOCUMENTS, BUT WE HAVE NOT SEEN WHAT THAT BODY CAMERA VIDEO SHOWS THEY SAY THAT COULD BE — IT COULD GIVE A SENSE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MINUTES IN BETWEEN WHEN WE KNOW HE GOT OUT OF THE THE CAR, MR FLOYD, UNTIL THE OFFICER PUT THE KNEE ON THE NECK OF HIM THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE THEY WANT TO SEE BEFORE MAKING THAT ULTIMATE DECISION

AS FAR AS OFFICER CHAUVIN, THEY'RE NOT DEFENDING HIM AND WILL NOT ASK FOR AN APPEAL TO GET HIS JOB BACK ALLISON? THE FAMILY SPOKE ABOUT THE HEARING TODAY WHAT DID THEY SAY? WE DID HEAR FROM THE FAMILY THEY WERE IN COURT WE HAVE SOUND FROM THEM

BEFORE I PLAY THAT, I WANT TO MAKE NOT THERE WAS ONE POINT THE JUDGE, ACCORDING TO THE NOTES FROM THE REPORTERS IN THE ROOM, THE JUDGE ADMONISHED THE UNCLE OF GEORGE FLOYD MORE MAKING A FACIAL EXPRESSION AS THE PROCEEDINGS WERE ONGOING THE UNCLE AND AUNT TALKED ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE INSIDE THE COURTROOM AS THIS WAS GOING ON LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TOLD REPORTERS AFTER THE HEARING >> I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU EXPECT US TO RESPOND WE'RE THE ONLY TWO BLACK PEOPLE SITTING IN THERE

THIS IS GOING TO BE A HEAVY FIGHT >> THE JUDGE OR WHATEVER HIS NAME IS HE ACTED A LITTLE TOWARDS ME I'M SITTING SIX FEET FROM AT THE DUDE THAT KILLED MY NEPHEW A MONTH AND THREE DAYS AGO I'M NOT GOING TO TALK TO HIM

I'M NOT MAD AT ANYBODY I'M MAD AT THE SYSTEM >> Reporter: OBVIOUS A VERY EMOTIONAL REACTION THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT CAME UP IN THE HEARING THAT THE FAMILY OF MR FLOYD HAS BEEN TALKING TO MEDIA AND HOW THAT COULD PERSUADE THE JURY

THE JUDGE SAYS HE'S WARNING EVERYONE ESSENTIALLY PROSECUTORS AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS, STOP TALKING ABOUT THIS CASE THERE'S NOT A GAG ORDER IN PLACE HE SIGNALED THIS IS SOMETHING HE'S WILLING TO ENFORCE AND APPLY IF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO TALK NOT NECESSARILY A FAMILY MORE TARGETED FOR OFFICIALS BUT IF THERE CONTINUES TO BEEN TALK AROUND THE DETAILS AND CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND THIS CASE

ALLISON? ALL RIGHT, THANKS SO MUCH >> YOU GOT IT >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED

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

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YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONY TAIL LIKE THE ILE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE DIFFERENCES BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >> TY FEEL SAFE TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS IN PENNSYLVANIA, A KEY BATTLEGROUND STATE HE WANTED IN 2016

VOTERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH HIS RESPONSE TO THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT NOW BURNS IS JOINING US BEAVER WAS AN EASY WIN FOR TRUMP IN 2016 YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS THERE WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? HEY ALLISON

TRUMP WON BEAVER BY 19 POINTS IN 2016 THERE'S INFORMATION WHETHER VOTERS WILL CHANGE THEIR MIND ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY BECAUSE OF HIS HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC I WAS HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS SIX WEEKS AGO THEY WERE ACTUALLY HAPPEN WE THE PRESIDENT THEY WERE MORE FRUSTRATED WITH THEIR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR KEEPING BUSINESSES SHUT DOWN TOO LONG

THE CONVERSATION HAS SHIFTED IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF COVID-19 IT'S BECAUSE OF RACE THAT'S THE SURPRISING PLACE LIKE BEAVER THIS IS A COMMUNITY THAT IS MORE THAN 90% WHITE, ONLY 6% BLACK

THE CONVERSATION IN THE MOVEMENT AROUND RACIAL EQUALITY WE'VE BEEN COVERING IN NEW YORK, LA, CHICAGO, THAT'S ALSO HAPPENING HERE WE'LL LOOK AND SOUND DIFFERENT, BUT THE CONVERSATIONS ARE BEING HAD THEY'RE IMPACTING PEOPLE POLITICALLY AND PERSONALLY I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO A MARRIED COUPLE JOHN AND SUSAN THEY IDENTIFY AS CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS

A COUPLE YEARS AGO, THEIR DAUGHTER ADOPTED TWO AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN SINCE, THEN THEY'VE BEEN EDUCATING THEMSELVES ON RACE WHEN THEY SAW THE GEORGE FLOYD VIDEO, THEY WERE HIT HARD IT IGNITED A FIRE THEY'VE BEEN LOOKED AT SOME OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S RHETORIC IN DIFFERENT LIFE

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TOLD ME >> WHAT'S YOUR PERSPECTIVE ON HOW THE PRESIDENT HANDLED THESE PROTESTS AND THIS UPRISING IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW? I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM BE MORE COMPASSIONATE, MORE UNDERSTANDING, MORE WILLING TO HAVE A DISCUSSION >> DO YOU THINK HE'S HURTING HIS CAMPAIGN WITH HIS TONE ON RACE RIGHT NOW? I DO YEAH >> I THINK THAT COULD CHANGE IF HE WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE VOCAL OR AT LEAST TRY TO SHOW UNDERSTANDING

>> DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO IN NOVEMBER YET? NO >> I DON'T EITHER I WAS SURE I WAS GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN, BUT NOW I'M RETHINKING IT >> ALLISON, THE PEOPLE I'VE BEEN TALKING TO, IT'S NOT LIKE THEY WOKE UP WITH BLUE FEVER OR BIG JOE BIDEN FANS THAT'S NOT THE CASE

THEY'RE ASKING THEMSELVES NEW QUESTIONS AND NEGOTIATING THESE PRIORITIES, TAKING THEM IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS HE SAYS HE'S MORE OPEN MINDED TO A POTENTIAL VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN THAN HE MAYBE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE PAST HE IS STILL WORKING THAT OUT HE SAYS RIGHT NOW THE BIGGEST CONCERN IS ISSUE AND CHARACTER, NOT SO MUCH PARTY LINES, ALLISON >> I KNOW YOU WENT TO A UNITY MARCH OVER THE WEEKEND

WHAT WAS THAT LIKE IF YOU CAN TELL US ABOUT IT? YEAH I MENTIONED THIS MOVEMENT IS HAPPENING HERE IT WAS NOT CALLED A BREAK LIVES MATTER MARCH THE ORGANIZER TELLS ME HE PUTS THAT UMBRELLA ON IT TO BRING MORE TO THE TABLE FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY, THIS IS A NEW CONVERSATION

THIS DEPTH OF ANALYSIS OF RACIAL RELATIONS PEOPLE ARE HAVING THESE CONSIDERATIONS WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS AND PARTNERS FOR THE FIRST TIME A GROUP OF HUNDRED WHITE PEOPLE MARCHED BEHIND THE BLACK COMMUNITY THE COMMUNITY WALKED BEHIND THEM THEY WERE THERE TO STAND UP FOR RACIAL EQUALITY

PEOPLE CAME OUT BEHIND THE MESSAGES HERE ALLISON >> DR BURNS IN BEAVER COUNTY, PA, THANK YOU SO MUCH JOE BIDEN IS OUTRAGED BY SUPPORTS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTIES ON US

TROOPS FROM THE PRESSURE SUMP PRESUMPTIVE >> IF I'M ELECTED PRESIDENT, MAKE NO MISTAKE VLADIMIR PUTIN WILL BE CONFRONTED WE'LL IMPOSE COSTS ON RUSSIA >> JUST THINK AS A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT

THIS IS A BAD, CAR THAT SERVED HIS WYE TO SERVE IN MIDDLE EAST AND IRAQ I'M DISGUSTED ON BEHALF OF THOSE FAMILIES WHO'S LOVED ONES ARE SERVING TODAY >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT IS JOINING ME NOW WHAT ELSE IS BIDEN'S CAMPAIGN SAYING ABOUT IN TODAY? WE TALKED ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT NOT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL BUT MAKING NEWS OVER THE WEEKEND VIRTUALLY

TALKING TO AN AGENT SPECIFIC ISLANDER GROUP THIS WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HE WAS MEEK TO GO AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP WE SEE THEM TRYING TO TAKE THE ADVANTAGE THE PRESIDENT HAS ON THE ECONOMY ONCE THE VICE PRESIDENT STARTS OUT WITH IS FOREIGN POLICY

THE WASHINGTON POST IS ASKED ABOUT BOUNTIES THAT RUSSIA IS PAYING I'VE HEARD HIM TALK ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH VLADIMIR PUTIN QUITE OFTEN HE TALKS OFTEN ABOUT THE TIME HE SPENT MEETING WORLD LEADERS YOU HEARD WHAT PRESIDENT BUSH SAID HE SAID I LOOK INTO HIS EYES AND SAW HIS SOUL

BIDE OPINION SAYS THIS SHOWS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING WRONG AND THERE'S NO BOTTOM TOFT DEATH OF VLADIMIR PUTIN WE COULD CONTINUE TO HEAR THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT TALK ABOUT THIS IN THE WEEKS AHEAD BECAUSE OF THAT FOREIGN POLICY HE HAS NOW >>> WE'RE GOING TO HIT MY FAVORITE TOPIC BIND VOWED TO PICK A BLACK COME AS HIS RUNNING MATE WHAT ARE THE POLLS SAYING ABOUT THE VICE PRESIDENT AND WHO HE SHOULD HAVE ON THE TICKET? MY COLLEAGUE WROTE ABOUT THIS THIS WEEK

WE TALK ABOUT THE PRESSURE ON BIDEN TO CHOOSE A RUNNING MADE, A WOMAN OF COLOR DOES THAT BEAR OUT IN THE POLLS? AYE HEARD THIS FROM LEADERS OFFER OF PROOF OF PROMINENT MINORITY GROUPS SAYING THERE'S NO QUARANTINE THERE'S A WOMAN WIDEN MAY CHOOSE BIDEN PICKED BUT PERHAPS SHE ISN'T AS GOOD WHAT THE POLLS SHOW IS SOMETHING THAT IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE WAY WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT THE SIENNA POLL FOUND 4 OUT OF 5 REGISTERED VOTERS SAY RACE SHOULD NOT BE A FACTOR I DON'T THINK VERY LIB WALL VOTERS YOU'D THINK THEY'D BE MOST INTERESTING IN 52% OF LIBERAL VOTERS

QUESTION OFTEN SEE IN SOME OF THESE SURVEYS, ELIZABETH WARREN TENDS TO DO THE BEST OF RUNNING MATES THAT MAY HAVE A LOT TO DO STILL WITH NAME ID SHE'S THE BEST KNOWN THE KAMALA HARRIS IS AS WELL HIGH UP THERE

HER RECORD AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN SAN FRANCISCO HAS BEEN A CONCERN FOR SOME MINORITY GROUPS ESPECIALLY AS WE FAULK ABOUT POLICING AND ISSUES OF CRIMINAL >>> MIKE, WE KNOW THE BIDENS HAD CAMPAIGN EVENT VISITS HE'S BEEN TRAVELING A BIT YOU'VE BEEN GOING TO PENNSYLVANIA ABOUT ONCE A WEEK HAS THIS CAMPAIGN SAID WHY? IS THERE SOME KIND OF A MOVE HERE? THIS IS SOMETHING THE VICE PRESIDENT HIMSELF TALKED ABOUT OVER THE WEEKEND

HE WAS SPEAKING TO DONORS ABOUT FUNDRAISING HE'S DOING THE CAMPAIGN ASKED WHY HE CAN'T CAMPAIGN ANYMORE WHAT WE WERE SEEING WITH BIDEN IS THE RIGHT THING MEDICALLY HAPPENS TO BE PERHAPS THE RIGHT THING POLITICALLY HE HAS BEEN DOING EVENTS JUST ABOUT EVERYDAY MAYBE NOT HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, BUT HE'S GETTING HIS VOICE OUT ON THE KEY ISSUES

I WOULD LOVE TO GET TOO ASK HIM A QUESTION IT'S THROW MONTHING SINCE I SAW HIM THE PERSON MAYBE GET AWAY AS HE DRIVES PAST IN HIS SUV I SHOULD MENTION THE CAMPAIGN I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT A LOT

WE MAY SEE THAT CHANGE, PERHAPS A STUDENT THIS WEEK THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN REALLY PUSHING THIS MESSAGE, THE IDEA JOE BIDEN IS HIDING FROM VOTERS THAT'S SOMETHING THE CAMPAIGN IS EAGER TO PUSH BACK ON MAYBE WE'LL SEE HIM DO THAT THIS WEEK BUT IN AAN APPROPRIATE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WAY >> I KNOW YOU'LL GET TO ASK QUESTIONS FROM HIM IN A LITTLE BIT

THANK YOU SO MUCH STRETCH THOSE LEGS >>> STARBUCKS IS CLOSING BECAUSE OF HATE SPEECH ONLINE THIS STARTED ON FACEBOOK THESES ARE PULLING FROM INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER TOO

JOELIINE IS HERE NOW HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT WITH A BOYCOTT CAN LIKE THIS, EVEN A SHORT TERM ONE, HAVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS? YEAH, 99% OF ALL MONEY BROUGHT IN IS BASED ON SELLING ADS NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THAT'S A KEY FACTOR HERE BASICALLY IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT ONE ESTIMATE FORECAST, THE HIGHEST SPENDING 100 PLUS BRANDS SPEND $4 BILLION

THAT'S 6 PUSH PERCENT OF THAT TOTAL AMOUNT WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT HERE THE ISSUE REALLY IS THE SORT OF PUBLIC PERCEPTION ALONG WITH ALL OF THESE BRANDS THAT SAY WE'RE GOING TO YANK OUR ADDS FROM FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM THIS COMES WITH CUSTOMERS THAT MAY MAKE THEM THINK TWICE THE THEY'RE SEEN ON THE PLATFORM, THE HATE SPEECH, DISINFORMATION AND THINGS LIKE THAT

>> JOE, OUR COLLEAGUE OVER AT NSNBC INTERVIEWED A FACEBOOK VP THIS MORNING SHE ASKED IF FACEBOOK AGREED WITH THE CHANCE THESE COMPANIES ARE TAKING HERE'S WHAT HE SAID >> WE DON'T HATE OUR VIEWERS DO NOT HATE ON OUR FLAT FORM

>> WE HAVE BENEFITS FROM POLITICIAN CONNECTIONS THAT'S WHY WE HAVE TAKEN THE EFFORTS TO DEAL WUF JOE, BASE TOOK UPDATED RULE FACEBOOK UPDATE POLICIES FRIDAY WHAT DID THEY CHANGE? THEY UPDATED THE FINAL WHAT'S GOING ON IN TERMS OF MEASURES THEY'RE TAKING HE'S NOW GOING TO BAN POSTS THAT INCITE VIOLENCE OR ATTEMPT TO SUPPRESS VOTING HE ALSO SAYS THEY'RE GOING TO FLAG SOME POSTINGS THAT ARE RELATIVE AND QUESTIONABLE THAT NEED TO BE THROUGHOUT FOR WHAT HE CALLS THE PUBLIC DISCOURT

THE OTHER THING IS THEY BLAME ADS OF A SPECIAL RACE, SEXUALITY, GENDER HE'S TARGETED IMMIGRANTS IF I HEAR IN THE UNITED STATES, THAT WOULD BE TAKEN DOWN THERE'S MEASURES TAKEN ALLISON, IT'S CLEAR THIS IT'S NOT ENOUGH FOR TASERS

HE MADE THE STATEMENT ON FRIDAY STARBUCKS, CLOROX SAID IT'S NOT ENOUGH WE'RE STILL GOING TO STEP AWAY THE BROADER IMPACTS ARE NOT JUST IMPACT AND INSTAGRAM A LOT OF COMPANIES ARE SAYING WE'RE GOING TO PUT OUR PAWS ON ALL

THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN SEPARATELY ORGANIZED AND MAYBE DO IT THROUGH THE REST OF 2020 OR UNTIL WE'RE READY R IT'S ALSO OF 2020" THE NAACP, THEY'RE ALL SAYING THAT THIS IS STARTING TO WORK, AND IT'S CLEAR THAT THE COMPANIES THAT ARE PARTICIPATING ARE DECIDING THAT IT'S NOT ENOUGH WHAT MARK ZUCKERBERG IS DOING IS NOT SUFFICIENT >> YEAH

IT JUST SEEMS LIKE THEIR DEMANDS HAVEN'T QUITE BEEN MET JOLENE KENT, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT ALEXA LIOTA

ALEXA, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT THIS HOUR? >> HEY, ALISON, WE'RE STARTING OFF OUR HEADLINES OUT OF NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS HE WILL POSTPONE THE REOPENING AS VIRUS CASES SPIKE IN OTHER CASES THERE ARE SOME ESTABLISHMENTS AND RESIDENTS WHO HAVEN'T BEEN ADHERING TO THE GUIDELINES TAKE A LISTEN >> WE HAVE ALL SEEN THE SCENES, OVERCROWDING, A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, VERY FEW IF ANY FACE COVERINGS

UNFORTUNATELY, THE NATIONAL SITUATION COMPOUNDED BY INSTANCES OF KNUCKLEHEAD BEHAVIOR AT HOME ARE REQUIRING US TO HIT PAUSE ON THE RESTART OF INDOOR DINING FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE >> NOW, GILEAD IS THE MAKER OF A DRUG SHOWN TO SHORTEN RECOVERY TIMES WITH PATIENTS THE PRICE WILL BE A LITTLE OVER$3,100 FOR PATIENTS WITH PRIVATE INSURANCE, AND AROUND $2,00 FOR HEALTH PROGRAMS THE CEO SAID HE'S BEEN ABLE TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS TAKE A LISTEN

>> AS WE GO INTO THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR, WE HAVE AN EXPONENTIAL INCREASE IN SUPPLY, STARTING IN OF, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, WHERE OF THE TWO MILLION TREATMENT COURSES, CUMULATIVELY EXPECTED TO BE HAD BY THE END OF THE YEAR, MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER ON >>> MEANWHILE, REDDIT HAS BANNED ABOUT 2,000 SUB REDDITS IN AN EFFORT TO LIMIT HATEFUL CONTENT THAT'S FROM DAVID INGRAHAM AND BEN COLLINS REDD,T'S CEO SAID, "ALL COMMUNITIES MUST ABIDE BY OUR CONTENT POLICY IN GOOD FAITH WE BAN THE DONALD SUB REDDIT BECAUSE IT HAS NOT DONE SO

" TWITCH TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED TRUMP FOR, QUOTE, "HATEFUL CONDUCT WEDNESDAY THE PRESIDENT'S COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR URGED USERS TO DOWNLOAD THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN APP >>> AMC MOVIE THEATERS WILL BE ABLE TO PUSH BACK ITS REOPENING DAY AS THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUES TO RISE THE DECISION FOLLOWS WARNER BROTHERS LATE LAST WEEK DECIDING TO POSTPONE THE RELEASE DATE BY AUGUST AMC SAYS IT WILL BE AT LIMITED CAPACITY, AND MOVIE THEATERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS >>> AND LASTLY, THE SUSPECT ACCUSED OF BEING THE GOLDEN STATE KILLER HAS AGREED TO PLEAD GUILTY TO 13 COUNTS OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER

THAT'S FROM JANELLE GRIFFIN TODAY HE APPEARED IN A MAKESHIFT COURTROOM, WEARING AN ORANGE JUMP SUIT AND A FACE SHIELD HE APPEARED AT A LATER DATE WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE LOT OF NEWS THERE, ALISON

BACK OVER TO YOU >>> PLENTY OF IT, ALEXA THANK YOU SO MUCH >> CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR IS TELLING MORE COUNTIES TO PAUSE THE REOPENING AND SHUT DOWN BARS, THE STATE REPORTING MORE THAN 5,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ERIN MCLAUGHLIN JOINS ME FROM LOS ANGELES, AND, ERIN, BARS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO CLOSE

HOW ARE BAR OWNERS REACTING, AND DO YOU EXPECT OTHER BUSINESSES COULD BE TOLD TO CLOSE AS WELL? >> BAR OWNERS WE'VE BEEN SPEAKING TO HERE IN LOS ANGELES, ALISON, ARE FRUSTRATED THIS REALLY IS A WORST-CASE SCENARIO THEY SAID THEY WERE ALREADY HURTING WITH THAT NICHE SHUT DOWN, SPENT MONEY TO REINVEST IN THEIR BUSINESSES TO TRY AND MAKE THE NECESSARY ACCOMMODATIONS TO TRY AND REOPEN NOW, ALL OF THE SUDDEN, TO LOSE THAT INVESTMENT, HAVE TO SHUT DOWN ALL OVER AGAIN IS EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING SOME BUSINESS OWNERS TELLING US THEY DENT THINK THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE IT, AND IT IS A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR THE BUSINESSES ACROSS THE STATE

AS CASES HERE IN CALIFORNIA CONTINUE TO SOAR LA COUNTY ANNOUNCING 2,900 NEW CASES THAT IS A RECORD FOR THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES IN THIS COUNTY, 100,000, OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND CASES IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS HOSPITALIZATIONS ACROSS THE STATE HAVE GONE UP SOME 0%, CASES GONE UP SOME 50% AUTHORITIES HERE ARE STRUGGLING TO GET THIS SITUATION UNDER CONTROL, WARNING THE PUBLIC THEY NEED TO CONTINUE SOCIAL DISTANCING, THAT THEY NEED TO BE OUT WEARING MASKS, THAT THE REOPENING OF CALIFORNIA IS IN JEOPARDY >> ERIN, WHAT IS TESTING LIKE IN CALIFORNIA NOW? CAN ANYONE WHO WANT OR NEEDS A CORONAVIRUS TEST GET ONE? >> THIS IS A POINT OF PRIDE FOR THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, ERIC GARCETTI MAKING THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ANYBODY WHO WANTED TO GET A TEST, WHETHER THEY WERE SYMPTOMATIC OR ASYMPTOMATIC COULD GET ONE HOWEVER, WE WERE JUST ON THE WEB SITE, AND APPOINTMENTS ARE CLOSED TO THOSE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC

YOU'RE NOT SHOWING SYMPTOMS YOU CAN'T, AT THIS POINT TODAY, GET AN APPOINTMENT FROM THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND THAT IS A CONCERN FOR MANY, BECAUSE TESTING HAS REALLY BEEN SEEN AS A HANDLE ON THIS SITUATION NEVERTHELESS, I HAVE BEEN SPEAKING TO EXPERTS, AND THEY SAY CALIFORNIA AS A WHOLE HAS DONE A VERY GOOD JOB AT RAMPING AT TESTING, WHICH IS WHY THE SURGE IN NUMBERS, THE SURGE IN INCREASE IN CASES THAT THE STATE IS SEEING NOW IS A REAL WARNING SHOT TO THE REST OF THE STATE, TO PEOPLE ACROSS CALIFORNIA TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT BOB UHOV HAD TO SAY >> AT THE VERY LEAST, IT IS A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THAT THEY NEED TO FOLLOW, THAT THE VIRUS IS EVERY BIT AS REAL AS IT WAS BEFORE, AND THERE'S REALLY NO GOOD REASON THAT WE COULDN'T BE NEW YORK IN MARCH IF WE'RE NOT CAREFUL

SO THE HOPE IS PEOPLE WILL SEE THE SURGE IN CASES, AND SAY IT IS TIME NOW TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY I THINK, IF WE DON'T DO THAT, I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WE WON'T BE BACK INTO LOCKDOWN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WEEKS , ,, , HOSPITALS SO FULL, THEY'RE TRANSFERRING PATIENTS TO OTHER HOSPITALS, SAN DIEGO, AS FAR NORTH AS SAN DIEGO WHAT HAPPENS IN ONE COUNTY HAS A SITUATION ON ANOTHER COUNTY, AND THAT IS TRUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ALISON

>> ALL RIGHT ERIN MACK LAUGH LAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> TEXAS REPORTED MORE THAN 5,000 CORONAVIRUS CASES A DAY FOR A WEEK STRAIGHT, FORCING THE STATE TO DELAY ITS REOPENING PLANS DR

NEIL GHANDI JOINS ME NOW HE IS AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN IN HOUSTON DR GHANDI, THERE ARE REPORTS THAT SOME ICUS IN TEXAS ARE AT CAPACITY WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE AT YOUR HOSPITAL NOW? >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND FIRST AND FOREMOST THANKS TO OUR PHYSICIANS AND EVERYONE WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES

I'M LEADING A SHIFT THINGS HAVE CRESCENDOED OVER THE PAST WEEK WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, ALSO AND INCREASE IN OUR HOSPITALS AS WELL THE GOOD THING IS WE ARE NOT AT CAPACITY WE STILL HAVE BEDS

WE STILL HAVE SPACES, BUT THINGS UNFORTUNATELY ARE TRENDING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION >> AS THINGS CONTINUE TO MOVE IN THAT WRONG DIRECTION, WHAT KIND OF PLANS ARE THERE TO EXPAND CAPACITY IN THE STATE, AND DO YOU HAVE PLANS AT YOUR HOSPITAL TO EXPAND CAPACITY IF THAT IS NECESSARY? >> ABSOLUTELY AND THOSE ARE CONVERSATIONS WE'VE BEEN HAVING FOR THE LAST 7 TO 10 DAYS, LOOKING TO EXPAND UCU CAPACITY, REGULAR CAPACITY WE'VE ALREADY TAKEN MAJOR STRIDES IN INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF TESTING CAPACITY THAT WE HAVE

SO IF YOU THINK OF ALL THESE THINGS, THEY'RE KIND OF LIKE AND ACCORDION WE CAN'T STRETCH IT OUT AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE WE WANT TO GET ACROSS IS THAT WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS, WE'RE SAFE WE'RE THE PLACE FOR YOU TO COME AND GET YOUR CARE NOW >> OVER THE WEEKEND, DR

BURKE WAS IN TEXAS, WHERE SHE TALKED ABOUT A PATTERN THAT SHE'S SEEING IN THE CASES THERE HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID >> BUT WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE IS AN INCREASED RATE OF HOSPITALIZATION TO 20 TO 40-YEAR- OLDS THAT REALLY TELLS US THERE IS A LOT OF INFECTION IN THE 20 TO 40- YEAR-OLDS WE KNOW THAT THE PRIMARY ASYMPTOMATIC GROUP

WHAT IT TELLS US IS IN THAT ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD, IT'S HITTING THOSE 20 TO 40- YEAR-OLDS THAT HAVE ISSUES WITH COMORBIDITIES, MAYBE A LITTLE OBESITY, A LITTLE TYPE I, DEBATE >> WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE WAY THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING YOUNGER PEOPLE RECENTLY? >> NO, ABSOLUTELY I THINK WE REALLY REFER TO THIS AS PHASE TWO IN THIS SECOND PHASE OF COVID- 19, WE'RE SEEING A REAL SLANT FOR YOUNGER PATIENTS A LOT OF PATIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 50, EVEN UNDER THE AGE OF 40

WE'RE SEEING A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE SUPER SPREADERS, THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN OUT AND ABOUT, THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN SOCIAL- DISTANCING, THOSE NOT WEARING MASKS WE THINK A LOT OF THEM ARE INFECTING A LOT OF OTHER INDIVIDUALS WE'RE SEEING A LITTLE LOWER SEWS OH ECONOMIC GROUP, WHICH IS UNFORTUNATELY GETTING HIT WITH THE SECOND WAVE, SOME MORE POPULATIONS AS WELL >> THERE ARE REPORTS OF LONG LINES AND WAIT TIMES FOR TEST RESULTS IN TEXAS

WHAT CORNS DO YOU HAVE ABOUT COLLEAGUES TESTING IN YOUR STATE? >> I THINK WE HAVE ALL THE RIGHT TOOLS IN PLACE FOR ACCESS TO TESTING I THINK ONE CHALLENGE THAT WE RUN ACROSS RECENTLY HAS BEEN THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WERE TESTING POSITIVE WE THINK BACK AS FAR AS FOUR, SIX, EIGHT WEEKS AGO, WE HAD SIGNIFICANTLY LESS FOLKS TESTING POSITIVE EASIER FOR US TO CIRCLE BACK, LET THEM KNOW IF THEY DID HAVE COVID- 19, AND GIVE THEM PROPER GUIDANCE RIGHT NOW ON A DAILY BASIS, SO MANY PATIENTS ARE TESTING

IT'S JUST BECOME A CHAN TO GIVE THEM ALL THAT INFORMATION INFORMATION OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME >> DR GHANDI, I KNOW YOU SAID YOU JUST GOT OFF OF A SHIFT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK >> ABSOLUTELY, THANK YOU >>> TOMORROW, DR

FA,CCI AND OTHER OFFICIALS WILL TESTIFY AT A HEARING ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS YOU CAN WATCH IT ON "NBC NEWS NOW" IT STARTS AT 10:00 AM EASTERN

>>> THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN LOUISIANA'S RESTRICTIVE ABORTION LAW TODAY THAT LAW REQUIRED THAT ANY DOCTOR PERFORMING AN ABORTION HAVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A NEARBY HOSPITAL ''NBC NEWS" JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINS ME NOW FROM WASHINGTON, DC, AND PETE TE US MORE ABOUT TODAY'S DECISION

>> WELL, IN ONE WAY, THE DECISION WAS QUITE SIMPLE THE LOUISIANA LAW FLUNKS A TEST THE SUPREME COURT ADMINISTERED FOUR YEARS AGO TO AN IDENTICAL LAW THE LAW DID THE SAME THING PROVIDED NO HEALTH BENEFITS, BUT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN ADDITIONAL OBSTACLE, AND THEREFORE, WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THE SAME REASON, THE COURT SAID THIS LOUISIANA LAW THAT WAS ALMOST IDENTICAL FAILED FOR THE SAME REASON THAT WAS THE LOGIC OF FOUR OF THE JUSTICES

THE FIFTH JUSTICE, JOHN ROBERTS, WHO MADE THE MAJORITY TODAY SAID, "I VOTED THE OTHER WAY IN THE TEXAS CASE" NOW IT'S THE LAW OF THE LAND THAT YOU CAN'T DO THAT SO I JOINED THE COURT'S RULING TODAY AS VALID PRECEDENCE THAT'S WHY THE COURT DECISION TURNED OUT THE WAY IT DID TODAY >> PETE, THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN REACTED TO THE RULING WITH A STATEMENT

IT READS IN PART, QUOTE, "FIVE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES DECIDED TO ASSERT THEIR POLITICAL AGENDA IN PLACE OF DEMOCRATICALLY DETERMINED POLICIES" PETE, WE KNOW THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE — CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS JOINING THE LIBERAL MAJORITY ON THIS DECISION WHAT IS THE DECISION OF HIS VOTE? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, ANYTIME THE COURT IS DOING PART OF ITS JOB, WHICH IS STATUTORY INTERPRETATION AND IT DECIDES TO STRIKE DOWN A LAW, YES, IT'S UNELECTED JUSTICES STRIKING DOWN A LAW THAT WAS PASSED SO THAT'S ALWAYS THEY DO IN THE INTERPRETATION MODE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ROBERTS IS THAT HE DID NOT JOIN THE COURSE FOR CONSERVATIVES WHO FEEL MUCH MORE STRONGLY ABOUT ABORTION THAN HE DOES

AMONG THE CONSERVATIVES, THOMAS SAID HE THINKS ALL THE RULINGS ON ABORTION ARE WRONG JUSTICE CAVANAUGH WASN'T QUITE AS STRONG THERE COULD HAVE BEEN MORE THAN ONE DOCTOR WHO COULD HAVE GOTTEN ADMITTING PRIVILEGES THE SIGNIFICANCE HERE IS THAT ROBERTS IS SIGNALING HE'S NOT GOING TO GO FAR ON THE RESTRICTIONS

IT DOES NOT MEAN THERE MIGHT BE OTHER RESTRICTIONS HE WOULD AGREE TO UPHOLD BUT FOR NOW, HE'S NOT WILLING TO GO ALL THE WAY AND — >> SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, EXTENDING — HOPE BEING COURT MIGHT EVENTUALLY OVERTURN ROW V WADE >> I'VE HEARD PEOPLE SAY TODAY THIS INDICATES ROBERTS IS NEVER GOING TO GO THERE, THAT HE'S SORT OF THE HOLDING ACTION THAT WOULD PREVENT THE COURT FROM GETTING A FIFTH VOTE TO OVERTURN PROJECT V WADE THAT CAN BE TRUE I DON'T KNOW

HE DID SORT OF SPEAK APPROVINGLY ON THE COURT'S POSITION ON ABORTION ON THE UNDUE STANDARDS IT MAY WELL BE THAT WHAT HIS MESSAGE IS TODAY, HE'S NOT GOING TO TAKE THE COURT DOWN THE ROAD TO OVERTURNING ROW THAT MAY BE A FAIR CONCLUSION >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YOU BET

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE DEFENSE TODAY AS MORE QUESTIONS EMERGE ABOUT THE PLOT TO OFFER BOUNTIES ON TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN THE US DID GATHER EVIDENCE THAT RUSSIA PAID THE TALIBAN TO TARGET SERVICE MEMBERS SAY VAILIANS DIED BECAUSE OF THOSE BOUNTIES SHANNON PETTYPETE ALONG WITH GARRETT HAGUE SHANNON, I'LL START WITH YOU WHAT IS THE LATEST ON THIS INTELLIGENCE, AND ARE WE CLEAR ON WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS TOLD ABOUT IT? >> THE WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO DOWNPLAY THE VALIDITY OF THIS INTELLIGENCE THEY HAVE DESCRIBED IT TO NBC NEWS AS RAW INTELLIGENCE, THAT IT WAS NOT CORROBORATED BROADLY WITHIN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

GARY McINNI REPEATEDLY SAID THIS WAS NOT INITIALLY BROUGHT TO THE PRESIDENT, BECAUSE IT WAS NOT VALIDATED, AND BECAUSE THERE WERE DISSENTING OPINIONS IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE VALIDITY OF IT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS ALSO BEEN TELLING NBC THAT IT WOULD REMAIN AT THE STAFF LEVEL SO RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL OF OFFICIALS IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND THE WHITE HOUSE WERE AWARE OF THIS IT WAS NOT ELEVATED TO A HIGHER LEVEL, SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TELLING US THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW ACCURATE THIS WAS

AS FAR AS WHAT THE PRESIDENT KNEW AND WHEN, WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE WAS — HE FIRST LEARNED ABOUT THIS IN THE NEWS REPORT, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTING AFTER THAT, STAFF, WE WERE TOLD, BROUGHT HIM UP TO SPEED, AND THERE IS A QUESTION ABOUT HOW MUCH HE HAS LEARNED SINCE, IF HE HAS GOTTEN A FORMAL BRIEFING, BECAUSE WE KNOW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE GETTING A FULL BRIEFING FROM OFFICIALS McININI'S BRIEFING EARLIER, WHAT IS DESCRIBED OR CONCERNED, WHAT LEVEL OF BRIEFING THE PRESIDENT HAD RECEIVED ON THE INTELLIGENCE THAT IS OUT THERE >> LAWMAKERS WERE BRIEFED ON THIS TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE >> ONLY A HANDFUL OF REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS WERE BRIEFED

WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT, THEY CAME OUT, ECHOING THE LINE WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, WHITE HOUSE RUINED THAT REVIEW TOMORROW SOME DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS ARE EXPECTED TO GO THROUGH THE WHITE HOUSE IN THE MORNING TO GET THEIR BRIEFING ON THIS I CAN TELL YOU, ACROSS CAPITOL HILL, LAWMAKERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS AT ALL, AND THAT IF POSSIBLE, SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE NEEDS TO OPEN UP A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THIS ACTUAL DATA AND KNOWLEDGE ON CAPITOL ABOUT WHAT WAS CONTAINED IN THESE INTELLIGENCE REPORTS IS PRETTY MINIMAL AND CONGRESS DOES NOT LIKE TO BE IN THAT POSITION, AND THEY'RE TRYING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE WHITE HOUSE TO FIX IT >> SHANNON, THIS IS RENEWING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S INACTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA WHAT POSITION DOES THAT PUT HIM IN NOW? >> THIS INTELLIGENCE GOING PUBLIC DOES RAISE SOME QUESTION THAT WE'VE BEEN ASKING THE WHITE HOUSE REPEATEDLY ABOUT HOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO RESPOND TO

IF IT'S GETTING VALIDATED, WHAT CONSEQUENCES WOULD THERE BE FOR THAT, BECAUSE HAVING A FOREIGN ADVERSARY PUTTING A BOUNTY ON THE HEADS OF US SOLDIERS IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN NECESSARILY RESPOND TO BY SANCTIONING A FEW INDIVIDUALS IT COULD BE AND HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY SOME AS STATE-SPONSORED TERRORISM IT ALSO RAISES THE QUESTION OF WHAT RUSSIA'S MOTIVES WERE BEHIND IT BESIDES JUST PUTTING TROOPS IN HARM'S WAY, AND WHAT IMPLICATIONS COULD THAT HAVE FOR THE LONGER TERM

WAS THIS AN EFFORT BY RUSSIA TO TRY AND METTLE AND BAR THE US'S EFFORT IN AFGHANISTAN THOSE ARE ALL THE PIECES IN PLAY THAT ARE PROBABLY GOING TO FALL IN PLAY NOW >> GARRETT, WHAT KIND OF TALK ARE YOU HEARING ON CAPITOL HILL ABOUT WHAT CONSEQUENCES RUSSIA COULD FACE? >> THE REALITY IS, IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS, PARTICULARLY IN INTELLIGENCE MATTERS, THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH HAS A LOT MORE LEVERS TO PULL THAN JUST THE LEGISLATIVE

THERE'S BEEN SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT GETTING THE SANCTIONS, WHICH SHANNON JUST MENTIONED THAT'S A TOUGH THING TO PUT IN PLACE, PARTICULARLY IF THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T WANT TO DO IT THERE'S ALSO A CONVERSATION FROM TOM TILLIS ABOUT THE IDEA OF PUTTING RUSSIA ON THE STATE- SPONSORED TERROR LIST THAT WOULD MAKE DOING BUSINESS WITH AMERICAN ALLIES AROUND THE GLOBE MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE I'VE ONLY HEARD THAT SERIOUSLY FROM — I WONDER IF THAT HAS MORE TO DO WITH HIS REELECTION POLITICS

HE IS IN A TIGHT REELECTION FACE IN NORTH CAROLINA THAN HE DOES WITH THE TOOL KIT AVAILABLE TO LAWMAKERS AT THE MOMENT >> ALL RIGHT SHANNON PETTYHI THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US >> YOU BET

, ,, ,, ,, , , >> THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS TOOK TO THE STREETS OF AURORA TO DEMAND SYSTEMIC CHANGE BLAINE ALEXANDER REPORTS >> Reporter: EARN ATTORNEY SAYS THEY ARE PREPARING TO FILE A CIVIL LAWSUIT IN THIS CASE ALL EYES ARE ON THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WAITING TO DETERMINE IF HE WILL FIND WHETHER CHARGES SHOULD BE FILED IN THIS CASE

HE HAS NOW LAUNCHED AND INVESTIGATION, SO ORDERED BY THE STATE'S GOVERNOR, CONDUCTING AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO THAT HAPPENED SOME 10 MONTHS OR SO AGO IT WAS THE RESURGENCE AFTER THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AROUND THE COUNTRY THAT DREW MORE ATTENTION TO THIS CASE

YOU HAVE A STATE INVESTIGATION, AND THE LOCAL MAYOR SAYING THEY PLAN TO LAUNCH AN INVESTIGATION OF THEIR OWN I SPOKE TO AN ATTORNEY AND THEY SAY NOT ONLY ARE THEY CONCERNED ABOUT THE WAY HE WAS RESTRAINED, BUT THE DRUG THAT WAS ADMINISTERED, POLICE SAY TO CALM HIM DOWN AS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER IN PROTESTS OVER THE WEEKEND TO HONOR McLAIN'S LIFE >>> POLICE IN SEATTLE INVESTIGATING A DEADLY SHOOTING IN THE CITY'S ZONE STEVE PATTERSON JOINING ME FROM SEATTLE

THIS IS AN AREA PROTESTERS HAVE OCCUPIED FOR WEEKS NOW WHAT HAPPENS WHAT HAPPENS? >> IT'S BEEN ALMOST A MONTH OF OCCUPATION, ALISON THIS MORNING, VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING, BELIEVED TO BE ABOUT 3:00 THERE WAS A SHOOTING WE BELIEVE IT WAS A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING

THE CAR WAS INVOLVED YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AND SEE SOME OF THE TURQUOISE COLORS THAT WAS WHERE GLASS WAS BROKEN THE WHITE VEHICLE THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THAT SHOOTING THAT SHOOTING INVOLVED TWO VICTIMS WE KNOW THAT ONE OF THOSE VICTIMS DIED IN THE HOSPITAL THE SHOOTING WAS EARLY THIS MORNING POLICE CAME, TOOK THE VEHICLE, SPOKE TO PROTESTERS THEY HAD TSI WHO COLLECTED EVIDENCE AS WELL

ALL OF THEM HAVE LEFT THAT ALL TOOK 20, 30, MAYBE 40 MINUTES AT MOST IT WAS THE MOST, I THINK, I'VE SEEN INSIDE OF CHOPPED ITSELF A LOT OF TIMES, WE'VE SPAN TO BUSINESSES — THEY CALLED 911, AND THERE'S ALMOST NO PRESENCE THAT'S ABLE TO COME INSIDE THE ZONE SO THAT WAS A FIRST

WE GOT A SECOND WHEN THE POLICE CHIEF FOLLOWED SHORTLY BEHIND AND OF COURSE, WE'VE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT SORT OF THE CITY WANTING TO SHUT ALL OF THIS DOWN I HAVE TO SAY, WE HAVE THE EAST PRECINCT JUST BEYOND THIS LINE OF BUCKETS AND THEN THERE'S MORE PROTESTS, I THINK, I'VE SEEN TODAY THEN IN THE LAST TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE DAYS, MORE PEOPLE WEARING VESTS THAT HAVE PUT MASKS ON, MORE PEOPLE THAT HAVE WEAPONRY THAN I CAN SEE IN THE LAST FEW DAYS AS WELL THE SENSE IS THINGS ARE TENSE, AND PEOPLE ARE UPSET, AND THERE MAY BE AN EFFORT TO FIGHT BACK IF THERE'S AN EFFORT FROM THE CITY TO COME IN HERE

SO THAT'S SORT OF THE MOOD ON THE GROUND IT IS MORE TENSE THAN IT'S BEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME, ALISON >> I KNOW YOU SAID POLICE CAME IN, THEY GATHERED EVIDENCE FOR AWHILE, AND THEN LEFT WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION ITSELF SO FAR? ? >> YEAH SO WE KNOW THE VICTIMS ARE VERY YOUNG

THE VICTIM WHO'S IN CRITICAL CONDITION, 14 YEARS OLD THE VICTIM WHO WAS KILLED IS 16 YEARS OLD WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE RELATION THEY HAVE TO CHOP WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY WERE CHOP PROTESTERS THIS HAS ALMOSTING IN TO DO WITH THE PROTESTERS THAT ARE HERE

A LOT OF THE VIOLENCE THAT WE HEARD ABOUT, A LOT OF THE SHOOTING SPECIFICALLY FROM LAST WEEK, MOST OF THEM WERE ON THE FRINGES MOST WERE TANGENTIALLY RELATED ALMOST LIKE CRIME SPROUTS UP BECAUSE THERE IS THIS ZONE THAT PEOPLE THINK LAWLESSNESS CAN HAPPEN NOT NECESSARILY DIRECTED OR ENACTED AT THE PROTESTERS THEMSELVES WHAT WAS DIFFERENT IS THAT IT WAS SO MUCH CLOSER INSIDE THIS ZONE, AND YOU CAN SEE THE EVIDENCE OF IT — >> YEAH

>> — RIGHT HERE IN THE HEART, ALMOST THE CENTER OF CHOP ITSELF SO THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS VERY DISCONCERTING JUST HEARING OF THE AGES OF THE VICTIMS INVOLVED — >> HARD >> DEMORALIZING FOR A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE ALISON? >> YES

SO YOUNG YOU MENTIONED THE INCREASE IN VIOLENCE THIS IS AT LEAST THE FOURTH SHOOTING NEAR THE CHOP IN THE LAST NINE DAYS I KNOW YOU SPOKE WITH SEATTLE'S POLICE CHIEF ABOUT THE ZONE WHAT DID SHE TELL YOU? >> WELL, THE CHIEF CAME IN FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT WE KNOW OF, RIGHT INTO THE HEART OF CHOPPED

AND REMEMBER, YOU'LL SEE THE DEMAND LISTED RIGHT ON ONE OF HER BRIEFINGS THIS WAS THE EAST PRECINCT IT WAS 50% IT IS THE ENTIRE TIME PROTESTERS HAVE BEEN HERE SHE CAME IN AND BASICALLY SAID THAT THIS HAS TO STOP

SHE THINKS THE VIOLENCE IS THE RESULT OF THIS ZONE SHE THINKS IT IS PROBLEMATIC FOR RESIDENTS, PROBLEMATIC FOR BUSINESSES IT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR TOO LONG SHE CITED A NUMBER OF CRIMES THAT HAPPENED INSIDE OR NEAR THE ZONE >> YOU SEE SOME OF THE ELEMENTS HERE

WE KNOW THESE GUYS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING I WANT TO PLAY A BITE FROM THE CHIEF ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT HER STATEMENT IS IN RESULT ABOUT WHAT THE PROTESTERS ARE DEMANDING >> THEY ARE THE ONES THAT ARE THE VOICE HERE THEY ARE PEOPLE THAT LIVE HERE

THERE ARE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING INJURED AND HURT, AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT IT IS ABSOLUTELY IRRESPONSIBLE >> IT IS ABOUT THE STRONGEST RHETORIC FROM ANY CITY AGENCY WE HEARD COMING FROM CHIEF BETS SHE IS SERIOUS ABOUT THIS WE'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW WHAT SHE WANTS TO USE AS FAR AS GETTING IT OVER WITH

BACK TO YOU, ALISON >> ALL RIGHT STEVE PATTERSON, IN SEATTLE, THANK YOU >> YOU BET >>> FORTY-FOUR PERCENT OF REGISTERED VOTERS HAVE A FAVORABLE VIEW OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, ACCORDING TO A RECENT "NEW YORK TIMES" POLL

NBC NEWS MET WITH A GROUP OF YOUNG PROTESTERS IN NEW YORK, LOOKING TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING HERE'S THEIR STORY >> IT'S BETTER TO BE A WARRIOR IN THE GARDEN THAN A FOUNDER AT WAR >> WARRIORS IN THE GARDEN IS A COLLECTIVE

>> ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR >> I'M JUST LOOKING DOWN FIFTH AVENUE KNEW, TO DO SOME WORK, AND I SEE A THOUSAND PEOPLE WALKING DOWN THE STREET, PROTESTING I'M LIKE, "WOW, THIS IS SOMETHING GET TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE, MEET ONE OF OUR LEADERS

" LIKE, "WOW, YOU'RE IT" IT'S, LIKE, CRAZY >> I WAS GOING TO A PROTEST, AND I JUST — I NOTICED NO BLACK WOMAN WAS SPEAKING >> SPEAKING >> WE NEED THIS GIRL, SO HERE I AM

IT'S EVERY NEW PROBLEM WE BRING UP, WE MUST BRING UP A SOLUTION AS WELL >> I THINK WE UNDERSTAND THAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT DESPITE — IT IS MULTI- FACETED I MEAN, WE NEED TO BE PROTESTING WE NEED TO BE VOTING

WE ALSO NEED TO BE RUNNING FOR THE POSITIONS OF POWER >> I'M 22 YEARS OLD I'M BLACK I'M YEAR I'M RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 36, WHICH IS KRUM HEIGHTS

S >> MY POLITICAL AMBITIONS ARE DEFUNDING THE NYPD, REALLOCATING THE FUNDS BACK INTO REEDUCATION, THE NEIGHBORHOODS >> I ALSO WANT TO TACKLE THE HOUSING CRISIS >> CHANGING LAW ENFORCEMENT IS HOW THE LAW IS ENFORCED WITH THIS COMMUNITY >> ANONYMOUS ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING DEATH THREATS IT'S JUST REALLY SCARY, TO REACH OUR GOAL IT'S INTIMIDATING >> MY RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL IS A WIN-WIN SITUATION EVEN IF I DON'T WIN THE ELECTION, I THINK I'M STARTING A CONVERSATION

NOT ONLY WILL THE CITY HEAR, BUT THE COUNTRY WILL HEAR WHAT I HAVE TO SAY AND I THINK I AM VOCALIZING WHAT NEEDS TO BE VOCALIZED >>> MISSISSIPPI WILL REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE EMBLEM FROM ITS STATE FLAG NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KATIE BECK HAS MORE ON THIS HISTORIC MOMENT >> WELL, ALISON, YESTERDAY, THE MISSISSIPPI HOUSE AND SENATE VOTING OVERWHELMINGLY THAT THE STATE NEEDS A NEW FLAG

WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW IS A NINE- PERSON COMMISSION WILL BE TASKED WITH DESIGNING WHAT THE NEW FLAG OF MISSISSIPPI WILL LOOK LIKE THE REQUIREMENTS ARE THAT IT CAN'T HAVE ANY EMBLEMS OF THE CONFEDERACY AND MUST HAVE THE WORDS "IN GOD WE TRUST" THERE WILL BE A FEW MONTHS TO WORK ON THAT BY NOVEMBER, THAT DESIGN WILL BE ON THE BALLOT FOR VOTERS TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO ADOPT VOTERS WILL BE ABLE TO SELECT YES OR NO TO THE DESIGN THEY PUT FORWARD

IF THEY SELECT NO, THAT NINE- MEMBER COMMISSION WILL GO BACK TO THE DRAWING TABLE AND DESIGN ANOTHER FLAG NOW, THERE WAS VERY LITTLE DISSENSION YESTERDAY, JUST A GAGGLE THE OF PROTESTERS SAYING THE DECISION SHOULD BE IN THE VOTERS' HANDS IN MISSISSIPPI MOST PEOPLE HERE BELIEVE THIS WAS A DECISION LONG OVERDUE THIS FLAG HAS BEEN UP FOR 124 YEARS IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, AND IS THE ONLY REMAINING FLAG IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS ANY EMBLEM OF THE CONFEDERACY ON IT THE GOVERNOR HAS INDICATED HE DOES INTEND TO SIGN IT

HE DOES INTEND TO SIGN IT WHEN IT GETS TO HIS DESK FROM THE POINT HE DOES SIGN IT, HE HAS 15 DAYS FROM THAT POINT TO TAKE THE FLAG DOWN SO A VERY, VERY HISTORIC ACTION TODAY A VERY CALM DAY AT THE CAPITOL ALISON? >>> COLORADO REOPENED AT THE END OF APRIL, ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO DO SO

NOW IT IS SEEING AN UP TICK IN CORONAVIRUS CASES NBC NEWS REPORTER MOIRA BARRETT JOINS ME FROM THE PEPSI CENTER IT IS NOW A DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING SITE WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? ARE THERE LONG LINES, PEOPLE HAVING DIFFICULTY GETTING TESTED? WHAT IT'S LIKE? >> ALISON, THEY'VE SEEN AN UP TICK IN PEOPLE LOOKING TO GET TESTED HERE TODAY I JUST SPOKE WITH THE MANAGER HERE, AND HE SAID THEY'RE ON TRACK WITH MORE THAN 2,000 PEOPLE

TYPICALLY, THEY SEE ABOUT 1,500 TO 1,600 PEOPLE LOOKING TO GET TESTED PROBABLY TAKES ABOUT 10 MINUTES, A STEADY FLOW OF TRAFFIC, AS YOU CAN SEE BEHIND ME THERE ARE STATIONS PEOPLE CAN GO THROUGH AND GET THEIR DRIVE- THROUGH TESTS THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SYMPTOMATIC OR ASYMPTOMATIC THE CITY TRYING TO EXPAND TESTING AS THAT FEAR OF AN UP TICK IN CASES AROUND THE STATE IS RESONATING HERE

WHAT ARE HEALTH EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT THESE NEW CASES IN COLORADO? WHAT DO THEY KNOW ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON? >> Reporter: COLORADO ISN'T SEEING THAT SURGE IN CASES, BUT THERE HAS BEEN AN UP TICK ACTUALLY IN THE PAST 10 DAYS THE CASES HAVE DOUBLED TO WHAT THEY WERE BEFORE, AND AFTER THEY SAW SOME HIGHS THAT THEY HASN'T SOON BACK IN MAY SO THERE IS DEFINITELY AN UP TICK AND SO HEALTH EXPERTS TELL ME THEY'RE ON THAT RAZOR'S EDGE TO FIGURE OUT IF THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A SURGE OR ABLE TO CONTAIN IT THE KEY TO THAT IS WEARING A FACE MASK, MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND STAYING HOME IF YOU FEEL SICK

ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS WE'VE SEEN IN UP TICK CASES, OVER THE LAST MONTH, 40% OF THE CASES HAVE BEEN COMING FROM YOUNG PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO ARE YOUNGER THAN 30 YEARS OLD THAT SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT BE A GOOD THING, BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL ONE HEALTH EXPERT TOLD ME IT'S ACTUALLY VERY CONCERNING, BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE OFTEN ASYMPTOMATIC SO IF THEY'RE STILL GOING OUT, SOCIALIZING, OR LIVING WITH SOMEBODY IN THE OLDER POPULATION, MORE VULNERABLE, THAT CAN PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER SPREAD TO OLDER, MORE VULNERABLE PEOPLE WHO MAYBE SKIPPED GETTING INFECTED BEFORE SO THE YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO MAKE SURE, IF THEY'RE ASYMPTOMATIC, THEY CAN STILL BE CAREFUL AND MAINTAIN THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING

>> YOU MENTIONED WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE NEIGHBORING STATE, ARIZONA AND UTAH THEY ARE SEEING A SPIKE IN CASES NOW HOW WORRIED ARE FOLKS IN COLORADO COULD THIS AFFECT COLORADO? >> DEFINITELY A MAJOR CONCERN, BECAUSE THINGS LIKE COLORADO THIS TIME OF YEAR IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL TO GO LIKING IT IS A BIG TOURISM STATE

PEOPLE OFF COME TO COLORADO FOR VACATION ONE OF THE HEALTH OFFICIALS I TALKED TO MENTIONED THAT OBVIOUSLY OUR BORDERS ARE EXTENSIVE EVERYONE CAN GO BACK AND FORTH EASILY THAT IS ONE THING THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT AND THOSE STATES, COLORADO REOPENED EARLY FOR THE MOST PART

THEY'RE SEEING THE SLIGHT UP TICK KIND OF DURING EACH PHASE OF REOPENING SO THE REOPENING COMBINED WITH THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY WAS SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF EXPERTS ARE POINTING TO, THESE UP TICKS SO ONE THING THAT EXPERTS ARE LOOKING AT IS THIS UPCOMING JULY 4th HOLIDAY TAKE A LISTEN >> WE FEEL LIKE WE ARE ON THE RAZOR'S EDGE, AND 4th OF JULY IS COMING

SO WE NEED EVERYBODY TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND FIND A WAY TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY THAT KEEPS THEM AND THEIR LOVED ONES SAFE, STAYING 6 FEET FROM OTHERS, WEARING A MASK WHEN YOU'RE OUT IN PUBLIC, STAY HOME IF YOU'RE SICK >> EXACTLY YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TOOLS, AND THERE ARE TOOL KITS THAT CAN HELP SLOW THE SPREAD >> ALISON, WE KIND OF SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD A LOT OF GOVERNORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE IMPLEMENTING THOSE FACE MASK ORDERS THE SAME THING THEY'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR THREE MONTHS EXPERTS ARE TELLING ME YOU REALLY HAVE TO HONE ON ON THAT PREVENTION OR THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A RESURGENCE OF WHAT WE SAW THREE MONTHS AGO >> EVERY TIME I TALK TO DR

JOHN TORES, IT'S THE SAME THING IT'S THE MASK, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE HAND WASHING WE'RE REPEATING THEM, BECAUSE IT WORKS SOME PEOPLE NOT LONG TO THAT WHAT'S THE STATE DOING TO KEEP VOTERS THERE SAFE

>> Reporter: FROM A COVID PERSPECTIVE, COLORADO HAS A LEG UP WHEN IT COMES TO THE ELECTIONS IT BEEN A PRIMARILY MAIL- IN STATE FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS ONLY 2 1/2% OF VOTERS WENT TO VOTE IN PERSON COLORADO HAS SET UP THE MAIL-IN BALLOTS YOU CAN GO AND DROP OFF YOUR BALLOT IN PERSON TOMORROW, OR YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF VOTING IN PERSON IF YOU WANT TO

>>> FROM AN ELECTION SECURITY STANDPOINT OR ELECTION HEALTH STANDPOINT, THE VOTING PROTECTS AGAINST VOTER FRAUD THE PRESIDENT HAS SOME DOUBT IN WHETHER IT IS SECURE I ACTUALLY JUST SPOKE WITH AN ELECTION EXPERT

SHE SAID THE SYSTEM THEY PUT INTO PLACE IN COLORADO, THE PAPER TRAIL PROTECTS AGAINST BEING IN SECURITY WE'LL BE MONITORING THAT AS THE STATE VOTES FOR ITS NOMINEE ALISON? ALL RIGHT STAY SAFE OUT THERE, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> AS NEW CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOTS POP UP ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE FEARFUL ABOUT WHAT'S TO COME, AND ANGRY ABOUT PEOPLE NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PREVENT THE SPREAD

HERE'S SOME OF THEIR VOICES >> IT HAS RECENTLY BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A HOT SPOT IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN I FIRST HEARD GREENVILLE AND "HOT SPOT," I GOT CHILLS ''HOT SPOT" TO ME IS NEW YORK CITY AND I QUICKLY WENT TO THROUGH DENIAL

GREEN CAN'T BE A HOT SPOT WE CAN'T HANDLE THAT AND THEN LOOKED AT MY BOARD AT WORK, THE TRACK BOARD AT WORK, AND SAW HOW MANY PATIENTS WERE THERE WITH COVID COMPLAINTS >> A LITTLE OVER TWO WEEKS AGO

IT IS A CONCERNING UPDATE NOW WE BEGIN TO OPEN UP WE'VE SEEN MORE SPREAD, MORE CASES >> I'M WILLING TO TAKE CARE OF ONE PATIENT IN PARTICULAR HEALTHY AND WATCHING THIS PATIENT STRUGGLE TO BREATHE, GASPING FOR AIR BECAUSE OF COVID

>> ONE PERSON HAD HAD IT, AND THEN EVERYONE COMES DOWN WITH IT, WHILE I'VE SEEN WHERE WE HAVE FOUND IT WHERE ONE PERSON HAS HAD IT, AND IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR TECHNIQUE IT ALL DEPENDS ON ISOLATING YOURSELF, WEARING YOUR MASK, HAND WASHING, STICKING TO THE RULES THAT CAN HELP YOU GET THE IT PREVENTED SO VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU STICK TO THE RULES, OR YOU CAN HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING, BECAUSE WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF PATIENT WHO IS ARE SICK AND DON'T NEED TO BE SICK THIS IS THE KIND OF ILLNESS THAT IF YOU TAKE SOME SIMPLE MEASURES, YOU DO A FEW EASY THINGS, LIKE WEAR A MASK, HAVE SOME SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS

YOU CAN STOP THE SPREAD OF IT THE FACT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T DOING RELATIVELY MINOR THINGS TO HELP PROTECT THEIR NEIGHBORS, HELP PROTECT THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HAVE CANCER, WHO HAVE BONE-MARROW CELLS, CYST I CAN FIBROSIS, DIABETES WE'RE ALL TRYING HARD TO BE GOOD NEIGHBORS >> THE CORONAVIRUS IS UNPRECEDENTED IN SO MANY WAYS

IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE US HAS EXPERIENCED A PANDEMIC DURING THE ú80S, HIV AIDS SPREAD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, CAUSING FEAR, UNCERTAINTY, AND GRIEF BRIAN LATTIMMER EXPLAINS WHAT THE AIDS CRISIS CAN TEACH US ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

>> Reporter: MYSTERIOUS, NEWLY DISCOVERED DISEASE, WHICH AFFECTS MOSTLY HOMOSEXUAL MEN >> A NEW MYSTERY VIRUS FROM CHINA >> ONE STUDY HOW MANY LIVES CAN BE LOST, THE HIV CRISIS IS IT A FAIR COMPARISON TO THE CORONAVIRUS? COVID-19 AND HIV AIDS PRESENTED SIMILARLY IN THE BEGINNING ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD MOVING SILENTLY THROUGH THE CITIES, LEAVING A TRAIL OF PATIENTS

THE FIRST GOVERNMENT REPORT SHOWING EVIDENCE OF HIV OUTBREAK ON JUNE 5th, 1981 A FULL YEAR LATER, NBC THE "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" REPORTED ON THE ILLNESS >> THE CENTERS FOR THE NATIONAL DISEASE CONTROL, THEY RELEASED THE RESULTS OF A STUDY THAT SHOWS THE LIFESTYLE OF SOME MALE HOMOSEXUALS HAS TRIGGERED AN EPIDEMIC OF A RARE FORM OF CANCER >> Reporter: THE DISEASE SPREAD RAPIDLY TO SAN FRANCISCO'S GAY COMMUNITY PEOPLE WHO WERE AFRAID TO TOUCH SICK PATIENTS OR EVEN THOSE THEY THOUGHT COULD POTENTIALLY BE SICK, WONDERING IF THIS DISEASE PEOPLE CALLED, QUOTE, "THE GAY PLAGUE SPREAD LIKE THE FLU

" ON OCTOBER 15th, 1982, MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER THE FIRST HIV PATIENTS WAS DIAGNOSED, NEARLY 600 CASES CONFIRMED FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE WHITE HOUSE ADDRESSED AIDS, ANSWERING A QUESTION ABOUT THE EPIDEMIC AT A PRESS BRIEFING A YEAR AND A HALF LATER, THE US

GOVERNMENT MAKING AND ANNOUNCEMENT A PROBABLE CAUSE OF AIDS HAS BEEN FOUND >> IT WILL BE READY IN SIX MONTHS PATIENTS OFTEN DIED ALONE WITHOUT THEIR FAMILIES, BUT THEY ALSO FACED A STIGMA AGAINST THE DISEASE ALONGSIDE THE FEAR OF THE SPREAD, SOMETHING DR FAUCCI POINTED OUT EARLY IN THE CRISIS

>> THE FEAR OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE AIDS OR AT RISK GROUP FOR AIDS TRANSMITTING AIDS IS AN UNDERSTANDABLE FEAR, BUT REALLY MIGHT TRANSLATE INTO UNCALLED-FOR DISCRIMINATION, WHICH UNFORTUNATELY HAS BEEN THE CASE >> Reporter: HE BECAME THE DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT A VACCINE NEVER CAME, SO THE US MOVED TO MITIGATION TACTICS

TODAY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WHICH HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF ACTING SLOWLY, WAIVERS ON TAKING MEASURES TO COMBAT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, LIKE WEARING MASKS THE CDC ADVISES PEOPLE TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS PRESIDENT TRUMP HASN'T WORN A MASK EXCEPT ON ONE OCCASION WHILE AT A FORD PLANT, ALTHOUGH HE REFUSED TO WAR IT ON THE PUBLIC PART OF HIS TOUR PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN MENTIONED HIV AIDS THE FIRST TIME IN 1985, AND DELIVERED HIS FIRST MAJOR POLICY SPEECH ON THE CRISIS IN 1987 >> THE BATTLE AGAINST AIDS HAS BEEN LIKE AN EMERGENCY ROOM OPERATION

WE'VE THROWN EVERYTHING WE HAVE INTO IT >> Reporter: HE SUGGESTED ABSTINENCE TO SLOW THE SPREAD, BUT NOT ANOTHER IMPORTANT BARRIER, CONDOM USE WHILE PEOPLE KNEW HIV WAS SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED, IT SPREAD IN A SINISTER AND COVERT FASHION, IN BLOOD TRANSFUSION IN 1991, SUNS THE FIRST WHISPERS OF A COMING HEALTH DISASTER, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS HAVE DIED THE NEWS BURIED ON PAGE 18 OF "THE NEW YORK TIMES" LGBTQ CITIZENS RALLIED, BEGGING AND DEMANDING THE COUNTRY'S LEADER TO TEST AND RESEARCH VACCINES AND A CURE

LED BY LARRY KRAMER, CREDIT WITH PUSHING THE AIDS PANDEMIC TO THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT ANTHONY FA,CCI, YOU ARE A MURDERER, "HE WROTE HE GREW TO ADMIRE LARRY KRAMER >> HE WAS A MOST UNUSUAL FIGURE IN THE POSITIVE SENSE HE WAS A FIREBRAND

HE HAD EXTRAORDINARY COVERAGE TO SPEAK OUT AND CHALLENGE THE SYSTEM THAT WAS IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF THE EARLY YEARS OF HIV AIDS >> TODAY AFTER 120,000 DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CORONAVIRUS, PROTESTS WERE LESS ABOUT FIGHTING THE DISEASE AND MORE ABOUT REOPENING HIV DEATHS IN THE US

HAVE HURT 15,000 PEOPLE A YEAR AND THE JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAM ON HIV AIDS SETS UP THAT 770,000 DIED OF AIDS-RELATED CAUSES IN 2014 CAN WE DO BETTER? >>> THE SEARCH FOR CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT IS TAKING SCIENTISTS TO AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE KERRY SANDERS IS AT A FLORIDA FARM >>> , HELPING WITH THE RESEARCH

>> THEY ARE CUTE, THEY ARE CUDDLY, AND THEY MAY HOLD THE CURE TO CORONAVIRUS I'M AT SERENITY HILLS RANCH IN FLORIDA, AND I GUESS THIS IS PROOF THAT SCIENTISTS WILL LOOK ANYWHERE FOR A SOLUTION TO CORONAVIRUS THIS IS,LJAY, SISTER TO ANOTHER LLAMA, A LLAMA BY THE NAME OF WINTER THAT MAY HELP US ALL SOLVE THIS PANDEMIC LLAMAS, A DOMESTICATED ANIMAL, ARE BOTH INTELLIGENT AND SOCIAL >> SHE'S ALERT

SHE'S EXTREMELY AWARE >> VERY FRIENDLY >> Reporter: BUT THEY MAY ALSO HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL >> LLAMA IS A RELATED TO THE CAMEL, PRODUCES AN ANTIBODY THAT HUMANS MAKE >> Reporter: SCIENTISTS HAVE LONG TURNED TO LLAMAS FOR ANTIBODY RESEARCH, FROM HIV TO INFLUENZA

IN 2016, RESEARCHERS WERE STUDYING TWO EARLIER CORONAVIRUSES IN A LLAMA NAMED WINTER IN BELGIUM NOW HER ANTIBODIES FOR A BLOOD DRAW ARE BEING STUDIED BY A TEAM OF RESEARCHERS WHO WERE FUNDED IN PART BY THE NIH TO FIND A TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 >> IT'S ONE SIDE OF A BELT A BUNCH OF THEM STICK OUT THERE IS A COUNTER PART TO IT

IT TRIES TO STICK AND ATTACH ITSELF TO OURSELVES LIKE VELCRO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS COME UP WITH AN ANTIBODY THAT CAN BIND AND COVER ONE SIDE OF THE VELCRO SO IT CAN NOT NO LONGER STICK TO OUR CELL >> AND IF YOU DO THAT, THE CORONAVIRUS NO LONGER BECOMES A THREAT TO >> >> THAT'S RIGHT >> IF CORONAVIRUS IS LIKE AN INVADING ARMY IN OUR BODY, THEN WHAT ARE THE ANTIBODIES? >> THEY ARE THE SOLDIERS WE TRAIN TO SPECIFICALLY RECOGNIZE — >> AND DESTROY IT? >> AND DESTROY IT

>> SCIENTISTS WILL TAKE THE ANTIBODY AND CREATE A COPY OF THE ANTIBODY AS A TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 >> WOULD YOU INJECT THIS TO SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T HAVE CORONAVIRUS? >> THE ANTIBODY WILL BE USED IN TWO DIFFERENT WAYS THEY CAN BE USED PRO LACKICALLY BEFORE SOMEBODY IS INFECTED, AND IT CAN BE ADVANTAGEOUS OR HIGH-RISK PEOPLE THAT ARE NOWHERE LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS, NURSES AND HOSPITALS YOU CAN INJECT THEM THEY WOULD PROBABLY BE PROTECTED FOR ONE TO TWO MONTHS

THE ANTIBODIES WILL GO OVER TIME SO THEY WOULD NEED ANOTHER INJECTION EVERY MONTH OR TWO THIS WILL PROTECT THEM FROM HOPEFULLY GETTING INFECTED >> WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY INFECTED AND ARE TRYING TO FIGHT COVID-19 >> THAT'S THE OTHER WAY, USING THE ANTIBODY FOR TREATMENT MAYBE A FEW DAYS AFTER INFECTION, WHERE YOU COULD ADMINISTER THE ANTIBODY, AND IT WILL HELP THEIR BODIES FIGHT OFF THE VIRUS, AND MAYBE THAT WILL DECREASE THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE OR SHORTEN THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL

>> RESEARCHERS ARE NOW PREPARING TO CONDUCT PRECLINICAL STUDIES IN ANIMALS, THEN TESTING IN HUMANS IN THE HOPES OF FINDING AN ANTIBODY TREATMENT FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC >> IS WINTER OUR HERO? >> I HOPE SO WINTER RETIRED SHE IS LIVING COMFORTABLY SHE IS PRODUCING INTERESTING MOLECULES BEING PUSHED FORWARD RAPIDLY FOR CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT

>> SUCH A STRANGE PLACE TO BE LOOKING, BUT I GUESS THAT'S WHAT YOU DO AS A SCIENTIST >> YEAH IT'S PART OF SIGNS IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE EXPLORE EXPLORATION IT COULD POTENTIALLY SAVE US FROM A PANDEMIC

>> Reporter: AS TO WHETHER SCIENTISTS WILL HAVE AN ANSWER TO WHETHER THIS WILL WORK, BUT IT IS SCIENCE, AND RESEARCHERS SAY IT COULD BE TOMORROW, IT COULD BE YEARS FROM NOW THAT'S JUST THE NATURE OF RESEARCH BUT THEY ARE HOPEFUL AND IF YOU'RE WONDERING WHY THEY CHOSE THE LLAMA, THERE'S ANOTHER ANIMAL THEY COULD HAVE USED, THE SHARK CERTAINLY A LOT EASIER TO WORK WITH A LLAMA THAN A SHARK

GUYS, BACK TO YOU >> I'M ALISON MARCH YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT ALEXA LUOTTA

SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM >> HAPPY MONDAY IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU LOT OF HEADLINES IN THIS HOUR

FIRST NEW REACTIONS TO THE SUPREME COURT RULING, STRIKING DOWN A LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW, THE WHITE HOUSE CALLING, QUOTE, AN UNFORTUNATE RULING, WHILE PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAID THOSE CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF NOW, A NUMBER OF UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRM CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE UNITED STATES HAS NOW SURPASSED 25 MILLION, ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS

STATES NEWS STATE LIKE TEXAS, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA SEEING SPIKES DESPITE MIXED SIGNALS OVER THE USE OF FACE MASK HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ALEX AZAR HAD THIS TO SAY >> THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T WEAR A MASK WHY SHOULD I? BUT THE MESSAGE IS VERY CLEAR AND HAS BEEN FROM DAY ONE I AM HIS SECRETARY OF HEALTH

I AM TELLING YOU WEAR FACIAL COVERINGS WHEN YOU CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE THE PRESIDENT SAYS WEAR SOCIAL COVERINGS IT'S BEEN VERY CLEAR THROUGHOUT >> THE HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS WARNING THE PANDEMIC IS ACCELERATING AROUND WORLD AS COUNTRIES CONTINUE THEIR REOPENING PLANS TAKE QUICK LISTEN TO THE DIRECTOR GENERAL

>> >>123450 SOME COUNTRIES ARE EXPERIENCING A RESURGENCE AS THEY REOPEN THE ECONOMIES >> NOW NEW YORK IS SUPPOSED TO BE UNDER PHASE 3 OF THE REOPENING NEXT WEEK BUT GOVERNOR CUOMO THIS MORNING SAID IN- DOOR DINING MAY HAVE TO WAIT BECAUSE THE VIRUS SPREADS IN ENCLOSED AREAS AND CITED THE RISKS IN OTHER STATES AND SAID HE WOULD TALK TO BUSINESS OWNERS AND GATHERING MORE DATA >>> IT'S INDOOR DINING AND YOU HAVE TO CONGREGATION PROBLEM, AND YOU HAVE THE VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION, WHICH I THINK IS REALLY PROBLEMATIC FOR US AND THAT'S WHY IMPLORE THE PRESIDENT TO GET INTO THE GAME

>> PERFORMANCES ARE CANCELED UNTIL AT LEAST EARLY JANUARY BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS >>> AND LASTLY, ROLLING STONES ARE THREATENING TO SUE PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR PLAYING THEIR SONGS AT HIS CAMPAIGN RALLIES DESPITE MULTIPLE SEIZE AND DESIST DIRECTIVES THE MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANIZATION TOLD NBC NEWS PLAYING MUSIC FROM THE ROLLING STONES CONSTITUTION A PREPARE OF THE LICENSING AGREEMENT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS THE 1968 SONG YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT WAS PLAYED AT RALLY IN TULSA RECENTLY

>>> AND THAT WRAPS UP THE HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AS ALWAYS, WE WILL SEE YOU BACK HERE A LITTLE LATER WITH SOME MORE HEADLINES ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT THANKS SO MUCH WE WILL SEE YOU IN A LITTLE BIT >>> THE PEOPLE ARE COURT STRIKING DOWN A LOUISIANA LAW RESTRICTING ACCESS TO ABORTION IN A 5- 4 DECISION TODAY

NBC NEWS PETE WILSONIAMS JOINS ME FROM WASHINGTON, DC AND PETE, TALK US THROUGH THE RULINGS >> Reporter: THIS IS A LAW THAT NEVER TOOK EFFECT IN FULL FORCE IT WAS PASSED BY LOUISIANA

AND IT SAID THAT A DOCTOR PERFORMING ABORTIONS SERVICES HAD TO HAVE PRIVILEGES TO ADMIT PATIENTS AT NEARBY HOSPITAL THE STATE SAID THIS WOULD HELP MAKE SURE THE DOCTORS WERE PROPERLY CREDENTIALED, BUT TODAY, THE SUPREME COURT SAID IT WOULD PROVIDE ABSOLUTELY NO HEALTH BENEFITS AND WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL OBSTACLE TO A WOMAN'S RIGHT OF ACCESS TO ABORTION, AND THEREFORE WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL NOW INTERESTINGLY, THIS LAW WAS IDENTICAL TO ONE THAT TEXAS PASSED AND THE SUPREME COURT STRUCK DOWN FOUR YEARS AGO IN THAT RULING, FOUR YEARS AGO, THE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS ONE OF THE DECENTERS AND WOULDN'T HAVE STRUCK DOWN THE TEXAS LAW BUT TODAY, HE SAID EVEN THOUGH I DISAGREED WITH THE EARLIER DECISION, THAT IS NOW THE LAW

AND I AM BOUND BY THAT PRECEDENT AND THERE EVER HE JOINED THE OTHER LIBERALS TO FORM THE 5 VOTES SO A 5-4 VOTE TO CHEE TEE CLARE THE LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE IT FLUNKED THE SAME TEXT THE TEXAS LAW DID FOUR YEARS AGO >> PETE, PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT SAID THIS ABOUT THE DECISION TODAY– >> TODAY JUSTICE ROBERTS DID THE RIGHT THING HE UPHELD PRECEDENT AND STOOD WITH WOMEN BUT MAKE NO MISTAKES THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATION THAT'S COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO TAKING AWAY THE RIGHT OF PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS ABOUT PREGNANCY >> SO PETE, WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE TAKE AWAY FROM THE DECISION NOT ONLY HOW IT WILL AND WON'T AFFECT ABORTION RIGHTS BUT THE SUPREME COURT AND LEAKS

>> NUMBER ONE, IT'S UNDOUBTEDLY TRUTH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO CHANGE THE LAW HERE BUT MOST OF THE RESTRICTIONS THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS BEEN REVIEWING ARE STATE LAWS AND THIS IS JUST SUCH AN EXAMPLE SECONDLY, I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS NOT — THIS RULING IS NOT A RESOUNDING VICTORY FOR ABORTION RIGHTS BECAUSE BASICALLY, JUSTICE ROBERTS SORT OF GRUDGINGLY JOINS THE MAJORITY TODAY SAYING WELL, BECAUSE WE HAVE DECIDE THIS QUESTION, THE SAME ANSWER APPLIES

BUT IF A NEW RESTRICTION CAME ALONG, IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN HE WOULD BE WITH THE LIBERALS ON THAT ONE THAT'S WHY I THINK YOU ARE HEARING A MUTED SENSE OF VICTORY FROM ADVOCATES FOR ABORTION RIGHTS >> YEAH >> THERE'S ONE OTHER POINT ABOUT THE DECISION THERE WERE FIVE DEFINITE VOTES TODAY

TO PUT AN END TO THE CLAIM THAT LOUISIANA MADE AND OTHERS MAKE, THAT ABORTION CLINICS AND ABORTION DOCTORS CANNOT CHALLENGE THE RESTRICTIONS THEIR THEORY IS BECAUSE THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO ABORTION BELONGS TO WOMEN, THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES ONLY PREGNANT WOMEN CAN BRING CHALLENGE TO THE LAWS AND THE SUPREME COURT SAID TODAY NO THAT'S NOT THE CASE IF THE COURT HAD AGREED WITH THAT IDEA, THAT WOULD MAKE IT MUCH HARDER TO CHALLENGE FUTURE ABORTION RESTRICTIONS >> PETE WILSONIAMS

WE HAVE HAD BIG DECISIONS LATELY THANKS FOR JOINING US AGAIN >> RIGHT >> YEAH >>> BEACHES ACROSS FLORIDA ARE SHUTTING DOWN FOR THE 4th OF JULY

THE STATE SEAT RECORD THIS WEEKEND WITH MORE THAN 18,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES AND NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAM BROCK HAS MORE FROM MIAMI BEACH >> Reporter: ALLISON, GOOD AFTERNOON GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I AM ON MIAMI BEACH WHICH REOPENED A FEW WEEKS AGO AND NOW WILL CLOSE FOR THE NEXT HOLIDAY WEEKEND, JULY 3rd TO JULY 7th

ALL OF THE BEACHES IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY SHUTTING DOWN TO TRY TO PREVENT A REPEAT WHAT HAVE WE SAW WITH THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY LOTS OF FOLKS COMING TO BEACHES AND RESTAURANTS AND BARS ALL OVER THE PLACE AND THERE WAS A SPIKE IN CASE AS COUPLE WEEKS AFTER NOW THIS DECISION FROM CARLOS JIMENEZ, THE MAYOR OF MIAMI DADE, REPLICATED IN OTHER PARTS OF FLORIDA AS WELL BROWARD COUNTY, WE FOUND OUT THEY WILL CLOSE THEIR BEACHES

THREE MAYORS IN BROWARD COUNTY CAME OUT OVER THE WEEKEND AND WERE INFORMING PEOPLE YOU CAN'T COME OUT HERE FOR THE HOLIDAY WE ARE DOING IT FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THEY WERE SHOUTED DOWN AND HECKLED THINGS LIKE FREEDOM AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE BEACH AND IF YOU LOOK OFFER MY SHOULDER, YOU WILL SEE THERE'S PLENTY OF SPACE AT THE MOMENT BUT MONDAY AFTERNOON RIGHT NOW

THE CONCERN IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE COME JULY 4th OFFICIALS HERE DOESN'T WANT TO TAKE CHANCES ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE FACT THE POSITIVITY RATES ARE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION THE LATEST NUMBERS FROM FLORIDA, 5200 NEW CASES CONFIRMED TODAY NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS OVER THE WEEKEND, ALMOST 10,000 ON SATURDAY, AND 8500 ON SUNDAY BUT HERE'S THE PROBLEM

THEY DID MORE TESTS ON THOSE DAYS AS WELL FEWER TESTS TODAY BUT A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE TESTING POSITIVE ALMOST 16% ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN MIAMI DADE COUNTY WHERE I AM, TWO WEEK AVERAGE IS CLOSER TO 17% THAT'S FAR HIGHER THAN ANY OFFICIAL IS COMFORTABLE WITH

IT'S THE REASON WE ARE SEEING THE EXTREME MEASURES OR I SHOULD SAY SAFETY MEASURES BEING TAKEN SOME FEEL THEY ARE EXTREME OTHER THINKS IT'S ABOUT TIME WE DO SOMETHING AS WE SEE CASES SURGING HERE BARS CLOSING ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA AS WELL

AND WE WILL SEE IF THERE'S MORE ROLLBACKS AS THE TRENDS CONTINUE REPORTING FROM MIAMI BEACH, SAM BROCK, NOW BACK TO YOU >>> ARIZONA STRUGGLE TO EXPAND THE COVID- 19 TESTING AS ICU BEDS ARE FILLING UP AND NBC NEWS REPORTER VON HILL YARD JOINS US FROM TESTING LAB IN CONVENIENTICS AND WE KNOW THE HOSPITALIZATION RATE IS BAD IN ARIZONA

WHAT'S GOING ON THIS TODAY? >> Reporter: WELL, IT GETS WORSE EVERY DAY WE DO THIS, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOU WE ARE BREAKING RECORDS TODAY, BREAKING RECORDS THROUGHOUT THE VENTILATORS AND BREAK RECORDS FOR NUMBER OF ICU BEDS IN USE THIS WEEKEND, AGAIN BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF NEW CASES NEARLY 4,000 OF THEM IN A SINGLE DAY

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES WE HAVE TO DO THIS ALLISON FRANKLY, I AM A EXASPERATEED BECAUSE THERE'S NO POLICY CHANGE TAKING PLACE THERE'S NO RESOURCES THIS STATE THE GOVERNOR HERE HAS NOT REIMPLEMENTED ANY SHUT DOWN ORDERS NO STAY AT HOME ORDERS THE BARS ARE OPENED

RESTAURANTS ARE OPENED POOLS ARE OPENED THE WATER PARKS, CASINOS ARE OPENED YOU KNOW, GO AROUND TOWN AND IT IS ESSENTIALLY JUNE 2019 AROUND HERE YES, SOME FOLKS ARE STAYING HOME

BUT BY IN LARGE, THE STREETS THIS WEEKEND THERE'S TRAFFIC ON THEM IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, WE NEED TO PUT THIS IN CONTEXT IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THE LAST 14 DAYS, THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HAS INCREASED BY 84% NEARLY DOUBLE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THE GOVERNOR HAS URGED FOLKS TO STAY AT HOME, BUT BY IN LARGE, YOU ARE NOT SEEING THAT HAPPEN ON A LARGE-SCALE

THERE'S SERIOUS QUESTIONS HERE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA AND THERE'S LITTLE REASON WHEN IT COMES TO CONTACT TASTES AND HOW WILL THE TRAJECTORY CHANGE IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS >> I KNOW YOU SAY YOU ARE EXPERHAPS RATED AND I CAN HEAR IT IN YOUR VOICE AND THAT'S NOT YOUR NATURE BUT YOU ARE RIGHT WE TALKED TO YOU DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, AND I THINK THE ONLY THING THAT HAS REALLY CHANGED IS THAT THINGS HAVE GOTTEN WORSE TELL US MORE ABOUT THE TESTING LAB WHERE YOU ARE AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU THERE

I IMAGINE FOLKS ARE EXASPERATEED THERE AS WELL >> Reporter: WE DON'T HAVEANSWERS I TALKED TO WAITER WHO IS SCARED SHE HAS IT AND IS GIVING IT TO SOMEBODY I TALKED WITH A WOMAN MARTIKA FLORES WHO SAYS FOR THE SAME REASON SHE WANTS TO GET TESTED LISTEN TO HER AND SHE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE ROW ARE LOOK FOR A TEST? >> YES, I DID >> Reporter: AND WHAT DID YOU FIND? >> NOTHING IS OPENED, AND THERE'S NO NEW INFORMATION ONLINE SAYING THAT IT WAS CLOSED AT ALL

SO >> Reporter: IS IT A LITTLE FRUSTRATING TO SHOW UP AND THERE BE NO TESTING HERE? >> JUST A LITTLE BIT IT'S KIND OF A TREASURE HUNT RIGHT NOW SO >> Reporter: YES, WE ARE BREAKING RECORDS IN THE STATE

THE NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES BUT IT'S TELLING HOW HARD IT IS TO GET A TEST HOW MUCH OF A TREASURE HUNT IT IS FOR PEOPLE LIKE MARCH TIK- A THERE'S FOLKS WAITING IN LINE THE RESULTS ARE COMING BACK AND IN A DELAYED ORDER THE CAPACITY FAR — OR THE DEMAND FAR EXCEEDS THE CAPACITY

THERE'S ONE OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBER THAT I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT'S NUMBER 25% ALLISON, 25% OF THE TEST TAKEN COME BACK POSITIVE THAT'S EXTRAORDINARY FAR AHEAD WHERE FLORIDA IS AND TEXAS IS

FAR AHEAD OF WHERE THE UNITED STATES IS AND SO TO UNDERSTAND THE VASTNESS OF THE SPREAD WE UNDERSTAND SO LITTLE AND THAT'S WHAT BRINGS US HERE RIGHT HERE RIGHT HERE BEHIND ME THIS IS THE MAIN LABORATORY HERE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA

THEY PROCESS 80% OF THE COVID TEST IN THE STATE RIGHT NOW THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO PROCESS ENOUGH TEST ALL THE TESTS ARE COME IN BUT THEY CAN ONLY PROCESS 7,000 TEST A DAY WHICH IS RESULTING IN THAT BACKLOG AND WHY FOLKS ARE NOT GETTING RESULTS FOR MORE THAN A WEEK IN MOST CASES

APPRECIATE HER TALKING BUT I TALKED WITH THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER HERE AT SONORA QUEST SONYA ANGLE AND WAS ABLE TO ASK THE VERY QUESTIONS AS TO WHY ARE WE HERE IN THE POSITION NOW AND HOW IS THE STATE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROCESS THE TESTS HERE IN THE WEEKS AHEAD TAKE A LISTEN TO PART OF THE CONVERSATION >> WE IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES AND WE ALL RAMPED UP AS QUICKLY AS WE POSSIBLY COULD AND, WHERE WE ARE TODAY REPRESENTS A VERY CONCERTED EFFORT TO BRING IN ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS, STAFF, FREE AGENTS AND CONSUMERS TO MEET THE DEMAND

>> Reporter: SHE IS ANSWERING MY QUESTION AS TO WHY ARE WE IN THIS POSITION RIGHT NOW THERE'S NOT THE NECESSARY MACHINERY TO PROCESS THE TEST ARIZONA HAD 3 MONTH LEEWAY WE ARE NOT NEW YORK THIS IS NOT NEW JERSEY

THE TRAJECTORY WAS SEEN AND A WORST CASE SCENARIO THAN THIS BUT NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO GET IN MACHINERY WHEN I ASKED AND PRESSED, WHERE ARE THE MACHINES COMING IN, AND WHEN CAN ARIZONANS TRULY IF THEY WANT TO GET A TEST, BE ABLE TO GET A TESTISH CAN'T TEST, I CAN'T GET AN ANSWER THE GOVERNOR WILL BE HERE AND THAT'S WHERE THE EXPERHAPS RATION COMES FROM IT GOES IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND THERE'S LACK OF ANSWERS OUT OF THE STATE AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> IS THERE ANY EXPECTATION THE GOVERNOR WILL BE ANNOUNCING NEW RESTRICTIONS OR NEW REGULATION OR MOVE TO SLOW DOWN THE SPREAD OR CUT BACK THE HOSPITALIZATIONS >> Reporter: S THE ONLY THING IS IMPLEMENTING MASS REQUIREMENTS

BUT IT DIDN'T GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO CLOSE RESTAURANTS OR BARS THEMSELVES THERE'S ALSO QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOOLING YOU KNOW, HERE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA A GREAT NUMBER OF SCHOOLS THEY HAVE WHAT THEY CALL YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL WHERE THEY ARE SET TO START IN 2 OR 3 WEEKS FROM NOW SO ESSENTIALLY A YOUNG POPULATION HERE IN THE HEART OF MARICOPA COUNTY TWO WEEKS FROM NOW SET TO RECONGREGATE

THERE'S QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUTH SPORTS ONGOING AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS HERE IN THE STATE AS WHAT IS GOING TO BE DONE BECAUSE THE GOVERNOR URNING PEOPLE TO STAY HOME BUT NOT ENOUGH IS CHANGING FROM MY EYES ACROSS GREATER ARIZONA >> I KNOW YOU ARE FRUSTRATED AND I YOU WILL KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK >> APPRECIATE IT

>>> BARS IN CALIFORNIA COUNTIES FORCED TO CLOSE AGAIN BECAUSE OF A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES THERE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ERIN McLAUGHLIN JOINS ME FROM LOS ANGELES AND AARON, IT'S ONE OF THE COUNTIES CLOSING THE BARS DO YOU KNOW OF OUTBREAKS WITH SPECIFIC CONNECTIONS TO THE NIGHT LIFE? >> Reporter: HEY, WELL, WHEN GOVERNOR NEWSOM MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT HE DIDN'T HAVE SPECIFIC CASES TO SITE OTHER THAN THE GENERAL SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA REALLY, THIS ORDER, THOUGH, SHUTTING DOWN BARS ACROSS 7 COUNTIES, RECOMMENDING THE SHUT DOWN OF BARS A I CROSS 8 MORE FOLLOWS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OTHER STATES FLORIDA AND TEXAS TEXAS GOVERNOR SAYING REGRETS EVER ALLOWING BARS TO REOPEN IN THE FIRST PLACE SAYING THEY COULD BE INCUBATORS FOR THE VIRUS

WE KNOW THE SPECIFIC CASE OUT OF EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN, RESPONSIBLE FOR 805 CORONAVIRUS CASES EXPERTS SAY THAT BARS ARE POTENTIAL INCUBATORS AND THEY ARE CLOSE QUARTERS AND POORLY VENTILATED AND IF PEOPLE DRINK THEY LET DOWN THEIR GUARD IT IS REQUIRING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASK WEARING TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS >> >> WHAT ARE BAR OWNERS SAYING ABOUT THE CLOSURES AND HOW IT WILL IMPACT THEIR BUSINESS I KNOW IT'S A FRUSTRATING TIME

>> Reporter: WE SPOKE TO SOME BAR OWNERS EARLIER TODAY IN LOS ANGELES, AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY FRUSTRATED AND THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES AND THEY LOST A LOT MONEY IN THE INITIAL SHUT DOWN INVESTING MORE MONEY AND ADJUSTING TO THE NEW REALITY IN REOPENING TO A SHUT DOWN A LOT OF THE BAR OWNERS SAYING WE DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN GO ON OTHER SAYS THEY NEVER REOPENED BECAUSE THEY SAW THIS AS A POSSIBILITY THEY DID NOT WANT TO REOPEN AND THEY DIDN'T WANT TO RISK THE EXTRA INVESTMENT VERY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR BOTTOM LINE >> CALIFORNIA HAS A MASK MANDATE FOR TWO WEEKS

FROM WITH A YOU'VE SEEN ARE MOST FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES AND TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY? >> Reporter: WELL RIGHT NOW WE ARE SEEING A SURGE OF CASES IN CALIFORNIA OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS, AN UPTICK OF 50% 30% UPTICK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND EXPERTS I'VE BEEN TALKING TO SAY IT'S REALLY DOWN TO PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR AS THE STATE HAS SLOWLY BEEN REOPENING THE STATE HAS BEEN URGING GUIDELINES PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN FOLLOWING THEM

THEY HAVE NOT BEEN WEARING THE MASK AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOCIAL DISTANCING I AM SPEAKING TO BALK AT UCF MEDICAL AND HE SAYS IT'S A WARNING SHOT TO THE REST OF THE STATE TAKE A LISTEN >> >> WELL HE, AT THE VERY LEAST, IT'S A VERY CLEAR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THEY NEED TO FOLLOW THE VIRUS IS EVER BIT AS REAL AS IT WAS BEFORE AND THERE'S NO REASON WE COULDN'T BE NEW YORK IN MARCH IF WE ARE NOTICERFUL

SO THE HOPE IS PEOPLE WILL SEE THE SURGE IN CASES AND SAY IT'S TIME TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY IF WE DON'T, I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WE WON'T BE BACK INTO LOCK DOWN OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE REASON WE WERE OPENING UP WAS TO TRY TO ALLOW THE ECONOMY TO RECOVER THAT WILL CAUSE THE ECONOMY TO IMPLODE ONCE AGAIN >> Reporter: THE STATE BEGAN TO SEE THE SURGE OF CASES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE STATE NOW WE ARE SEEING AT BOTH ENDS AND STANISLAUS COUNTY TO THE NORTH IS SEEN AS A HOT SPOT

IMPERIAL COUNTY TO THE SOUTH, HOSPITALS ARE SO FULL IN IMPERIAL COUNTY THEY ARE TRANSFERRING PATIENTS TO SAN DIEGO AND AS FAR NORTH AS SAN FRANCISCO >> WOW ERIN ARE OFFICIALS PLANNING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE TO STOP THE SPREAD BESIDES TRYING TO SHUT DOWN THE NIGHT LIFE A LI

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