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>>> TONIGHT, THE

RALLIES AND MEMORIALS

ACROSS THE NATION ONE

YEAR AFTER THE DEATH

OF GEORGE FLOYD.

MOMENTS OF SILENCE AND

MARCHES FROM COAST TO

COAST IN MEMORY OF THE

MAN WHOSE MURDER

TOUCHED OFF A RACIAL

RECKONING IN AMERICA.

TODAY FLOYD'S FAMILY

MEETING WITH PRESIDENT

BIDEN AT THE WHITE

HOUSE.

THE PRESIDENT'S

DEADLINE FOR CONGRESS

TO PASS POLICE REFORM

IN FLOYD'S NAME, WHERE

THAT EFFORT STANDS

TONIGHT.

AND SCARY MOMENTS NEAR

MINNEAPOLIS AS GEORGE

FLOYD SQUARE, A GUNMAN

OPENING FIRE.

>>> THE MEMORIAL DAY

RUSH IS HERE.

IT'S EXPECTED TO BE

THE BIGGEST TRAVEL

HOLIDAY SINCE THE

PANDEMIC HIT, BUT IT

COMES AS UNRULY

PASSENGER BEHAVIOR

SURGES.

ONE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

ATTACKED, LOSING TWO

TEETH.

>>> PROMISING NEWS

FROM MODERNA.

ITS COVID VACCINE SAFE

AND EFFECTIVE FOR 12

TO 17-YEAR-OLDS.

BUT WHEN COULD YOUNGER

KIDS FINALLY GET A

SHOT?

>>> THE REPORT

BREAKING AS WE COME ON

THE AIR.

THE GRAND JURY

CONVENED AND EXPECTED

TO DECIDE WHETHER TO

CRIMINALLY INDICT

FORMER PRESIDENT

TRUMP.

WHAT WE'RE LEARNING.

>>> THE FIRST SUMMIT

ANNOUNCED BETWEEN

PRESIDENT BIDEN AND

VLADIMIR PUTIN AMID

RISING TENSIONS.

>>> NEARLY A YEAR

AFTER THE REMAINS OF

HER CHILDREN WERE

FOUND, A COUPLE NOW

CHARGED WITH MURDER.

>>> AND A HEALTH

ALERT.

THE SURGE IN TICKS

THIS SUMMER.

>> Announcer: THIS IS

"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS"

WITH LESTER HOLT.

>>> GOOD EVENING.

IN THIS DIGITAL AGE,

WE'VE BECOME USED TO

CELL PHONE VIDEO

EXPOSING THE SOFT

UNDERBELLY OF

POLICING.

BUT NO IMAGE HAS BEEN

MORE JARRING THAN THE

SLOW AND EXCRUCIATING

DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD

CAPTURED ON A

MINNEAPOLIS STREET

CORNER ONE YEAR AGO

TODAY.

HIS LIFE SQUEEZED OUT

OF HIM BY A POLICE

OFFICER.

TODAY HIS MURDER AND

ALL THAT IT CAME TO

SYMBOLIZE WAS

REMEMBERED BY MANY IN

THIS COUNTRY,

INCLUDING PRESIDENT

BIDEN, WHO MET

PRIVATELY WITH FLOYD'S

FAMILY AT THE WHITE

HOUSE, WHERE HE HAD

HOPED TO MARK PASSAGE

OF A POLICE REFORM

BILL NAMED FOR FLOYD.

THAT BILL, HOWEVER,

STILL HELD UP IN

CONGRESS TONIGHT.

FLOYD'S ENCOUNTER WITH

POLICE, WHICH BEGAN

WITH HIS QUESTIONING

OVER A COUNTERFEIT

BILL, ENDED WITH HIS

DEATH, IGNITING A

PROTEST MOVEMENT THAT

SPREAD ACROSS THE U.S.

AND BEYOND AND STILL

RESONATES TONIGHT.

GABE GUTIERREZ HAS

DETAILS.

>> Reporter: TODAY

ACROSS THE COUNTRY,

MOMENTS OF SILENCE

COMMEMORATING THE

AGONIZING 9 MINUTES

AND 29 SECONDS A

POLICE OFFICER KNELT

ON GEORGE FLOYD'S

NECK.

>> IT WAS A MURDER,

AND WE NEED TO BE

REMINDED THAT WHAT

HAPPENED TO HIM WAS

NOT AN ACCIDENT.

>> Reporter: IN

WASHINGTON, FLOYD'S

RELATIVES MET WITH

LAWMAKERS.

>> GOOD MORNING,

EVERYONE.

>> Reporter: INCLUDING

HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY

PELOSI AND LATER

PRESIDENT BIDEN.

>> IF YOU CAN MAKE

FEDERAL LAWS TO

PROTECT A BIRD, WHICH

IS THE BALD EAGLE, YOU

CAN MAKE FEDERAL LAWS

TO PROTECT PEOPLE OF

COLOR.

>> Reporter: A FEDERAL

POLICE REFORM BILL HAS

STALLED IN THE SENATE

BECAUSE OF REPUBLICAN

OPPOSITION TO CERTAIN

PROPOSALS SUCH AS

RESTRICTING QUALIFIED

IMMUNITY, MAKING IT

EASIER TO SUE POLICE

OFFICERS.

>> HE DID LET US KNOW

HE SUPPORTS PASSING

THE BILL, BUT HE WANTS

TO MAKE SURE IT'S THE

RIGHT BILL AND NOT A

WORSE BILL.

>> Reporter: THIS

MORNING IN

MINNEAPOLIS, CHILLING

MOMENTS AS GUNSHOTS

RANG OUT NEAR WHERE

FLOYD DIED.

IT'S UNCLEAR WHY.

POLICE SAY AT LEAST

ONE PERSON WAS SHOT

AND WENT TO THE

HOSPITAL.

STILL IT WAS A DAY OF

REFLECTION.

IN THE PAST YEAR,

THERE HAVE BEEN

CHANGES AT THE STATE

LEVEL.

AT LEAST 3,000

POLICING-RELATED BILLS

HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED

IN LEGISLATURES.

MORE THAN 30 STATES

HAVE ENACTED NEW

POLICE OVERSIGHT AND

REFORM LAWS.

BUT MORE THAN 1,000

PEOPLE IN THE U.S.

HAVE DIED FOLLOWING

POLICE ENCOUNTERS

SINCE FLOYD'S DEATH.

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN

AMERICA?

>> NOTHING.

NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

>> Reporter: WE SAT

DOWN WITH THREE WOMEN

WHO NOW SHARE AN

UNWANTED BOND.

GEORGE FLOYD'S

SISTER, BRIDGIT, IS

HOPEFUL ABOUT THE

SOCIAL JUSTICE

MOVEMENT.

VASHZ

>> WHAT HAS CHANGED

THE MOST IS UNITY

THROUGHOUT THE

COUNTRY.

>> Reporter: ALI SA

CHARLES FINLEY IS THE

SISTER OF BOTHAM JEAN

WHO DIED WHEN A WHITE

DALLAS POLICE OFFICER

MISTAKENLY ENTERED HIS

APARTMENT AND SHOT

HIM.

SHE WAS CONVICTED OF

MURDER.

HAS CONGRESS MOVED

QUICKLY ENOUGH ON

POLICE REFORM?

>> NO.

>> IS THAT A BROKEN

PROMISE TO YOU?

>> OF COURSE IT IS.

>> Reporter: GWEN CARR

IS THE MOTHER OF ERIC

GARNER, WHO DIED IN

2014 IN NEW YORK CITY

FOLLOWING A POLICE

CHOKE HOLD.

THAT OFFICER WAS NOT

CHARGED.

>> PEOPLE THINK IT'S

OVER.

IT'S NOT OVER WITH

BECAUSE THEY ARE STILL

KILLING OUR CHILDREN.

>> GABE, DESPITE THOSE

GUNSHOTS EARLIER

TODAY, IT APPEARS

PEOPLE ARE STILL

GATHERING THERE AT THE

SQUARE.

>> Reporter: YES,

THAT'S RIGHT, LESTER.

TODAY WAS A MAJOR

MILESTONE FOR

MINNEAPOLIS BUT

THERE'S A LOT ON THE

HORIZON FOR THIS

COMMUNITY.

SENTENCING FOR DEREK

CHAUVIN IS NOW

SCHEDULED FOR LATE

NEXT MONTH, LESTER.

>> GABE GUTIERREZ

TONIGHT, THANK YOU.

>>> A HUGE INCREASE IN

TRAVEL IS EXPECTED AS

WE HEAD TOWARD

MEMORIAL DAY WITH

MILLIONS PLANNING TO

FLY OR HIT THE ROAD.

THE TSA URGING

PATIENCE WHILE

OFFICIALS CITE AN

ALARMING INCREASE IN

BAD BEHAVIOR ON

PLANES.

HERE'S TOM COSTELLO.

>> Reporter: FROM THE

HIGHWAYS TO HIGH

ABOVE, EXPECT THE

BIGGEST EXPLOSION IN

GETAWAY TRAFFIC SINCE

THE START OF THE

PANDEMIC.

AAA PREDICTS UP 60%

OVER LAST YEAR.

>> INCREDIBLE NUMBERS

OF PEOPLE.

I'VE NEVER SEEN THE

CHARLOTTE AIRPORT SO

CROWDED.

>> Reporter: THIS PAST

SUNDAY, NEARLY

1.9 MILLION PASSENGERS

MOVED THROUGH THE

NATION'S AIRPORTS, THE

MOST SINCE THE

LOCKDOWN BEGAN.

WITH AIRLINES

REPORTING MUCH

STRONGER THAN EXPECTED

BOOKINGS, THE TSA IS

ADDING 6,000 MORE

OFFICERS THIS YEAR.

THE ADVICE FOR

PASSENGERS, EXPECT

LONGER LINES, FEWER

EMPTY SEATS.

AND WITH 50% OF

AMERICANS STILL NOT

YET VACCINATED, MASKS

ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR

EVERYONE IN AIRPORTS

AND ON PLANES.

THE TSA SAYS THERE ARE

NO PLANS TO CHANGE

THAT YET.

MEANWHILE, THE FAA

REPORTS ANOTHER

ALARMING JUMP IN

UNRULY AND DANGEROUS

BEHAVIOR.

FIST FIGHTS, DRINKING,

VERBALLY AND

PHYSICALLY ASSAULTING

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS.

2,500 CASES SO FAR

THIS YEAR.

1,900 INVOLVING MASK

DISPUTES.

A SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

FLIGHT ATTENDANT LOST

TWO TEETH DURING AN

ASSAULT ON SUNDAY.

SOUTHWEST'S CEO SAYS

THE ASSAULTS HAVE

REACHED AN INTOLERABLE

LEVEL.

60 TSA OFFICERS ALSO

ASSAULTED THIS YEAR.

THE HOMELAND SECURITY

SECRETARY TODAY.

>> WE'RE NOT GOING TO

TOLERATE BEHAVIOR THAT

THREATENS THE

WELL-BEING OF THE

PUBLIC, THE EMPLOYEES

THAT BRAVELY ARE ON

THE FRONT LINES TO

FACILITATE THE TRAVEL

FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO

WANT TO REUNITE WITH

FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

>> Reporter:

INTERFERING WITH A

FLIGHT CREW IS A

FEDERAL OFFENSE.

FINES UP TO $35,000,

JAIL TIME, AND

POSSIBLY BANNED FOR

LIFE FROM FLYING.

LESTER.

>> TOM, WHAT CAN YOU

TELL US ABOUT THIS DO

NOT TRAVEL ADVISORY

FOR AMERICANS GOING TO

JAPAN JUST AHEAD OF

THE OLYMPICS?

>> Reporter: YEAH, THE

CDC AND THE STATE

DEPARTMENT SAYING DO

NOT TRAVEL TO JAPAN.

THEY'RE IN A STATE OF

EMERGENCY.

CASES ARE UP.

DEATHS ARE UP.

VACCINATION RATES

VERY, VERY LOW.

BUT THE IOC SAYS THE

OLYMPICS ARE STILL ON,

LESTER.

>> TOM, THANKS.

>>> TODAY MODERNA

ANNOUNCED RESULTS OF

ITS VACCINE TRIAL FOR

KIDS AGES 12 TO 17 AS

MORE THAN 164 MILLION

AMERICANS HAVE NOW

GOTTEN AT LEAST ONE

DOSE.

DR. JOHN TORRES JOINS

US NOW.

JOHN, THE MODERNA

RESULTS APPEAR TO BE

POSITIVE.

>> YES, LESTER.

THIS IS GREAT NEWS.

AN FDA AUTHORIZATION

WOULD GIVE THE U.S.

A SECOND VACCINE FOR

ADOLESCENTS AND

SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE

THE COUNTRY'S SUPPLY.

ALMOST 4,000 KIDS WERE

IN MODERNA'S TRIAL AND

THE COMPANY SAYS NOT A

SINGLE ONE WHO GOT

BOTH DOSES ENDED UP

SICK, MAKING IT 100%

EFFECTIVE.

SO IF IT'S GIVEN

EMERGENCY USE

AUTHORIZATION, WE

COULD SEE IT IN

PHARMACIES THIS

SUMMER.

>> AND WHERE DOES

APPROVAL STAND NOW FOR

YOUNGER KIDS?

>> Reporter: WELL,

PFIZER AND MODERNA ARE

CURRENTLY IN CLINICAL

TRIALS FOR CHILDREN 6

MONTHS TO 11 YEARS OLD

BUT EXPERTS SAY THEY

PROBABLY WON'T BE DONE

UNTIL THE END OF THE

YEAR.

LESTER.

>> DR. JOHN TORRES,

THANK YOU.

>>> JUST BREAKING,

PROSECUTORS IN NEW

YORK HAVE REPORTEDLY

CONVENED A GRAND JURY

TO CONSIDER POSSIBLE

CRIMINAL CHARGES

AGAINST FORMER

PRESIDENT TRUMP, HIS

COMPANY, AND ITS

EXECUTIVES.

PETE WILLIAMS IS

FOLLOWING THIS FOR US.

PETE, WHAT DO WE KNOW?

>> Reporter: LESTER,

THIS IS THE NEXT STEP

THAT PROSECUTORS WOULD

TAKE IN PURSUING

POSSIBLE CRIMINAL

CHARGES.

IT DOESN'T MEAN

CHARGES WILL BE FILED.

IT DOES MEAN THE CASE

IS ENTERING A NEW AND

NOT UNEXPECTED PHASE.

THE D.A. IS

INVESTIGATING A HOST

OF ISSUES INVOLVING

THE TRUMP

ORGANIZATION'S TAXES,

HOW IT REPORTED ITS

ASSETS TO GET LOANS,

AND HOW TOP EXECUTIVES

WERE PAID.

THIS DEVELOPMENT

REPORTED BY "THE

WASHINGTON POST"

SUGGESTS THE D.A.

BELIEVES THERE'S

EVIDENCE OF A CRIME,

BUT IT WILL LIKELY BE

MONTHS BEFORE WE FIND

OUT WHETHER THIS

RESULTS IN ANY ACTUAL

CHARGES.

LESTER.

>> ALL RIGHT.

PETE WILLIAMS IN

WASHINGTON TONIGHT,

THANK YOU.

>>> IN JUST 60

SECONDS, WE'LL HAVE

DETAILS ON THE

BIDEN/PUTIN SUMMIT

JUST ANNOUNCED AND THE

>>> HIGH TENSION

LIKELY NEXT MONTH AS

PRESIDENT BIDEN

ANNOUNCED HE'LL MEET

WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

VLADIMIR PUTIN FOR THE

FIRST TIME.

KRISTEN WELKER HAS

DETAILS.

>> Reporter: THE

HIGH-STAKES SUMMIT

BETWEEN PRESIDENT

BIDEN AND PRESIDENT

PUTIN COMES AS

TENSIONS ARE AT THEIR

HIGHEST LEVEL IN

YEARS.

>> I'VE SPOKEN WITH

HIM A NUMBER OF TIMES.

>> Reporter: THE BIDEN

ADMINISTRATION

IMPOSING SANCTIONS FOR

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE

IN THE 2020 ELECTION

AND FOR THE SOLARWINDS

CYBERATTACK.

BUT PRESIDENT BIDEN IS

ALSO FACING BIPARTISAN

CRITICISM FOR HANDING

PUTIN A POLITICAL WIN

BY REMOVING SANCTIONS

AGAINST A RUSSIAN

COMPANY THAT WILL

ALLOW THE COMPLETION

OF A GAS PIPELINE

PUTIN WANTS.

TONIGHT REPUBLICAN

SENATOR BEN SASSE

SAYING INSTEAD OF

TREATING PUTIN LIKE A

GANGSTER WHO FEARS HIS

OWN PEOPLE, WE'RE

GIVING HIM HIS

TREASURED PIPELINE AND

LEGITIMIZING HIS

ACTIONS WITH A SUMMIT.

THIS IS WEAK.

TONIGHT WE PRESSED THE

WHITE HOUSE.

>> WHY NOT WAIT UNTIL

THEY'VE SHOWN SOME

GOOD FAITH ON SOME OF

THESE ISSUES BEFORE

SETTING UP A SUMMIT?

>> WE PROPOSED THE

SUMMIT BECAUSE WE FEEL

THAT IT IS AN

OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE

FORWARD OUR NATIONAL

INTERESTS AND OUR

AGENDA.

>> Reporter: AMONG THE

TOPICS THEY'LL

DISCUSS, RUSSIAN ALLY

BELARUS AND ITS FORCED

LANDING OF A RYANAIR

PLANE.

LESTER.

>> KRISTEN WELKER AT

THE WHITE HOUSE

TONIGHT, THANKS.

>>> IN THE MIDDLE

EAST, SECRETARY OF

STATE BLINKEN MET WITH

ISRAELI AND

PALESTINIAN LEADERS

TRYING TO MAKE SURE AN

EGYPTIAN-BROKERED

CEASE-FIRE HOLDS.

ANDREA MITCHELL IS IN

JERUSALEM TONIGHT.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT

SECRETARY OF STATE

BLINKEN PLEDGING

$112 MILLION IN

EMERGENCY AID TO

REBUILD GAZA AND

MEETING WITH

PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD

ABBAS, SIDELINED BY

THE TRUMP

ADMINISTRATION.

>> WE WILL WORK WITH

PARTNERS TO ENSURE

THAT HAMAS DOES NOT

BENEFIT FROM THESE

RECONSTRUCTION

EFFORTS.

>> Reporter: BLINKEN'S

OVERALL MISSION,

CEMENTING THE FRAGILE

CEASE-FIRE BETWEEN

ISRAEL AND THE HAMAS

MILITANTS WHO RUN

GAZA.

ISRAEL'S PRIME

MINISTER, BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU, WARNING --

>> IF HAMAS BREAKS THE

CALM AND ATTACKS

ISRAEL, OUR RESPONSE

WILL BE VERY POWERFUL.

>> Reporter: I ASKED

SECRETARY BLINKEN WHAT

ASSURANCES HE'S

GETTING FROM BOTH

SIDES.

DID YOU GET ANY

COMMITMENTS FROM PRIME

MINISTER NETANYAHU TO

NOT EVICT PALESTINIANS

FROM THE EAST

JERUSALEM

NEIGHBORHOODS, AND DID

YOU GET ANY ASSURANCES

FROM THE PALESTINIAN

AUTHORITY TODAY THAT

THEY COULD HAVE ANY

INFLUENCE OVER GAZA?

>> ANY STEPS THAT

EITHER SIDE TAKES THAT

EITHER RISK SPARKING

VIOLENCE OR, OVER TIME

AND ULTIMATELY

UNDERMINE THE PROSPECT

FOR RETURNING TO THE

PURSUIT OF TWO STATES,

WE OPPOSE.

>> Reporter: BUT A

THIRD-GENERATION

RESIDENT OF DISPUTED

EAST JERUSALEM IS NOT

HOPEFUL.

>> NO.

OUR LIFE BEFORE THE

CEASE-FIRE AND AFTER

THE CEASE-FIRE, IT'S A

LOT -- IT'S THE SAME.

>> Reporter: BLINKEN

SAYS HE WANTS ISRAELIS

TO STOP EVICTING

PALESTINIANS AND

DEMOLISHING THEIR

HOMES AND PALESTINIANS

TO STOP INCITING

VIOLENCE AND PAYING

TERRORISTS IN PRISON.

NO PROMISES FROM

EITHER SIDE.

LESTER.

>> ANDREA MITCHELL IN

JERUSALEM, THANK YOU.

>>> AS THE MANHUNT

CONTINUES HERE IN

CALIFORNIA FOR THE

SHOOTER WHO KILLED

THAT 6-YEAR-OLD BOY IN

A ROAD RAGE ATTACK,

NEWS OF ANOTHER ROAD

RAGE SHOOTING IN D.C.

WITH THAT, HERE'S

MIGUEL ALMAGUER.

>> Reporter: THE

GRAINY SURVEILLANCE

VIDEO HAS NO AUDIO BUT

CAPTURES THE MOMENT A

MOTORIST DRIVEN BY

ROAD RAGE JUMPS OUT OF

A SILVER MASERATI AND

OPENS FIRE ON ANOTHER

VEHICLE IN WASHINGTON,

D.C.

MOMENTS LATER, THE

SUSPECT UNLOADS ON

ANOTHER DRIVER IN A

CAR JUST OFF-SCREEN.

ONE WOMAN WAS SHOT AND

TWO CHILDREN IN HER

CAR COULD HAVE BEEN

KILLED.

IT HAPPENED JUST DAYS

BEFORE 6-YEAR-OLD

AIDEN LEOS WAS KILLED

IN THE BACK SEAT OF

HIS MOTHER'S CAR AFTER

ANOTHER INCIDENT OF

ROAD RAGE IN SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

>> HE JUST DIDN'T

DESERVE THAT.

NO ONE DESERVES THAT.

>> Reporter: WITH A

$150,000 REWARD

OFFERED AFTER AIDEN'S

DEATH, POLICE

CONDUCTING BOTH

INVESTIGATIONS HAVE

RELEASED FEW DETAILS

AND MADE NO ARRESTS.

OVER THE LAST 12

MONTHS, AT LEAST 25

DEATHS HAVE BEEN

CONNECTED TO ROAD RAGE

SHOOTINGS.

A GROWING NUMBER OF

VIOLENT CONFRONTATIONS

HAVE BEEN CAPTURED BY

CAMERAS, AND NOW

POLICE IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. AND SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA HOPE VIDEO

AND WITNESSES CAN HELP

SOLVE THEIR CASES

BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE

GETS HURT.

MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC

NEWS.

>>> NEARLY A YEAR

AFTER THE REMAINS OF

HER TWO CHILDREN WERE

FOUND IN IDAHO, LORI

VALLOW DAYBELL AND HER

HUSBAND, CHAD DAYBELL,

HAVE BEEN INDICTED ON

TWO COUNTS OF FIRST

DEGREE MURDER.

CHAD DAYBELL WAS ALSO

INDICTED IN THE MURDER

OF HIS FORMER WIFE.

>>> TEXAS IS ABOUT TO

BECOME THE LATEST

STATE TO LET PEOPLE

CARRY A HANDGUN PRETTY

MUCH WITHOUT

RESTRICTIONS.

MORGAN CHESKY NOW WITH

THAT STORY.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT

IN TEXAS, GETTING

HANDS ON A HANDGUN

ABOUT TO BECOME EVEN

EASIER.

LAWMAKERS IN AUSTIN

PASSING HOUSE BILL

1927, ALLOWING ANYONE

21 AND UP WHO IS

LEGALLY ALLOWED TO BUY

A HANDGUN.

NO LICENSE NEEDED.

>> ANYTHING THAT

ALLOWS OUR LAW ABIDING

CITIZENS TO PROTECT

THEMSELVES AND THEIR

FAMILY IS A GOOD

THING.

>> Reporter:

NATIONWIDE, SIMILAR

HANDGUN MEASURES

ALREADY EXIST IN 20

STATES.

IN TEXAS, THE LAW

ELIMINATES NOT ONLY

THE LICENSE BUT ALSO

THE WRITTEN TEST,

TRAINING, AND STATE

BACKGROUND CHECKS.

DOES THIS MAKE YOUR

JOB HARDER?

>> I THINK IT DOES.

>> Reporter: MIKE MATA

IS PRESIDENT OF THE

DALLAS POLICE

ASSOCIATION.

>> SUPPORTERS WILL SAY

MORE GOOD GUYS WITH

GUNS MAKES YOUR JOB

EVEN EASIER.

>> WELL, MY ANSWER TO

THAT IS HOW DO I KNOW

YOU'RE A GOOD GUY?

YOU MIGHT GO TO A

SCENE AND NOW YOU HAVE

THREE, FOUR, FIVE

PEOPLE THAT ARE OPENLY

CARRYING A FIREARM.

>> Reporter: THE BILL

ALSO TURNING ATTENTION

TO RECENT MASS

SHOOTINGS.

JUST LAST MONTH, A

GUNMAN OPENED FIRE IN

BRYAN, TEXAS, USING A

HANDGUN TO KILL ONE

CO-WORKER AND WOUND

FIVE OTHERS.

AND DESPITE THE BILL'S

POPULARITY, AT GUN

RANGES LIKE THIS ONE,

STATEWIDE POLLS STILL

HAVE 58% OF TEXANS

OPPOSED.

GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT

SAYS HE'LL SIGN THE

BILL AS SOON AS IT

HITS HIS DESK.

LESTER.

>> MORGAN, THANK YOU.

>>> UP NEXT, THE

>>> A NEW ALERT AS THE

WEATHER GETS WARMER.

KRISTEN DAHLGREN NOW

ON THE EXPLOSION IN

POTENTIALLY

DISEASE-CARRYING

TICKS.

>> Reporter: ON A

RECENT EXPEDITION IN

COASTAL CONNECTICUT,

THIS RESEARCHER WAS

AMAZED.

>> 200 LONG HORNED

TICKS ON MYSELF.

THAT'S WITHIN TWO

MINUTES.

>> Reporter: THE

LONGHORNED TICK FIRST

FOUND IN THE U.S. IN

2017.

IT'S KNOWN TO

DEVASTATE LIVESTOCK.

RESEARCHERS ARE STILL

INVESTIGATING WHAT IT

COULD PASS TO HUMANS.

HE ALSO FOUND GULF

COAST TICKS, COMMON IN

THE SOUTHEAST, NOW

SPREADING INTO NEW

ENGLAND.

OTHER RESEARCH SHOWS

BLACK-LEGGED TICKS

SIMILAR TO ONES KNOWN

TO SPREAD LYME DISEASE

ARE NOW PROLIFIC NEAR

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

BEACHES.

SCIENTISTS CALLING

THIS YEAR THE PERFECT

STORM.

A MILD WINTER AND

ABUNDANT RAIN JUST AS

PEOPLE ARE HEADING

OUTSIDE IN DROVES.

DOCTORS RECOMMEND

WEARING LIGHT-COLORED

CLOTHING, TUCKING

PANTS INTO SOCKS AND

SPRAYING WITH

REPELLENT.

CHANGING CLOTHES AND

SHOWERING ASAP.

AND ALWAYS DO A TICK

CHECK ON YOU AND YOUR

CHILDREN.

THE LAB IS USUALLY

SENT 3,000 TICKS A

YEAR FOR TESTING.

THEY'VE ALREADY GOTTEN

2,200 IN THE FIRST

FIVE MONTHS OF 2021, A

SIGN TICKS ARE OUT IN

FORCE AND A WARNING

MORE MAY BE ON THE

WAY.

KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC

NEWS.

>>> NOW TO AN ISSUE

THAT HASN'T GOTTEN

ENOUGH ATTENTION AMID

THE PANDEMIC, THE

SURGE IN

OPIOID-RELATED DEATHS.

HERE'S MORGAN RADFORD.

>> Reporter: STUCK

INSIDE DURING THE

PANDEMIC, SABRINA HART

TURNED TO AN OLD

HABIT.

>> I GOT ME SOME

HEROIN.

I WENT INTO THE

BATHROOM, SNORTED IT.

>> Reporter: ONE THAT

NEARLY LEFT HER DEAD.

HOW DID THE PANDEMIC

AFFECT YOUR DRUG USE?

>> WELL, I WAS CLEAN

FOR FIVE YEARS.

I HADN'T TOUCHED

ANYTHING.

I SAT AT HOME EVERY

DAY.

I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO

DO.

I THINK IT WAS ALL THE

STRESS THAT WAS IN MY

HAND, AND I JUST

PICKED IT BACK UP LIKE

I HAD NEVER LEFT IT.

>> Reporter: NEARLY

200 AMERICANS ARE

DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY

FROM OPIOID OVERDOSES,

AN INCREASE OF 34%

DURING THE PANDEMIC,

LEADING TO THE HIGHEST

ONE-YEAR DEATH TOLL

FROM OVERDOSES EVER

RECORDED.

HOW BIG DID THE

PROBLEM GET IN THE

PANDEMIC?

>> BETWEEN APRIL AND

MAY OF 2020, OUR

NUMBERS TRIPLED.

>> TRIPLED?

>> YES.

>> Reporter: HERE IN

WEST VIRGINIA, THE

STATE WITH THE HIGHEST

OVERDOSE DEATH RATE IN

THE COUNTRY, CABELL

COUNTY WAS ONCE THE

EPICENTER.

IS THIS WHAT PEOPLE

AROUND HERE ARE

HEARING ALL DAY?

>> YEAH.

>> Reporter: THAT'S

WHY LOCAL OFFICIALS

BUILT QUICK RESPONSE

TEAMS LIKE THIS ONE,

COMPLETE WITH A POLICE

OFFICER, EMT,

TREATMENT COUNSELOR,

AND FAITH LEADER.

SO THIS IS THE QUICK

RESPONSE VEHICLE?

>> YEP.

>> Reporter: TO BRING

HELP WHERE IT'S NEEDED

MOST.

>> THEY'RE NOT GOING

TO COME TO US, RIGHT?

SO WE FOUND THAT IT'S

BEST TO GO TO THEM.

>> HOW DO YOU FIND THE

PEOPLE WHO OVERDOSE?

>> EVERY TIME AN

AMBULANCE IS

DISPATCHED ON A CALL,

WE HAVE TO GO --

>> I HAVE TRACK MARKS

THERE, THERE.

THIS IS A TRACK MARK.

THIS IS A TRACK MARK.

>> Reporter: FOR

COURTNEY, WHO JUST GOT

OUT OF PRISON IN

AUGUST FOR POSSESSION,

THE PANDEMIC BECAME A

PERFECT STORM.

>> COVID HIT, AND

EVERYTHING'S BEEN

DIFFERENT.

>> YOU THINK THAT

PLAYED A ROLE, THE

PANDEMIC?

>> YEAH.

ISOLATION, CAN'T GO

NOWHERE, CAN'T DO

ANYTHING.

THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE

STUCK IN YOUR HEAD.

WHEN YOU'RE BY

YOURSELF AND NOBODY'S

AROUND AND THINKING,

THINKING, THINKING,

YOU OBSESS.

>> Reporter: FOUR DAYS

BEFORE OUR INTERVIEW,

COURTNEY OVERDOSED

AGAIN.

>> YOU HAD AN O.D.

SATURDAY?

>> YEAH.

SATURDAY IF I WOULDN'T

HAVE JERKED WHEN I

DID, I'D BE DEAD.

>> Reporter: BUT

THANKS TO HUNTINGTON'S

QUICK RESPONSE TEAM --

>> HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M FINE.

>> Reporter: SHE AND

OTHERS LIKE HER ARE

FINDING THEIR WAY

FORWARD.

DO YOU HAVE HOPE?

>> I HAVE HOPE.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE HOPE.

>> Reporter: MORGAN

RADFORD, NBC NEWS,

HUNTINGTON, WEST

>>> BEFORE WE GO, WE

WANT TO SHARE THIS

IMAGE OF A POIGNANT

MOMENT.

GEORGE FLOYD'S

DAUGHTER ENTERING THE

WHITE HOUSE TO VISIT

WITH THE PRESIDENT

TODAY ON THE

ANNIVERSARY OF HER

DAD'S DEATH.

A PERSONAL TRAGEDY FOR

HER AND ONE THAT IS

STILL JARRING AND

SHAPING THIS COUNTRY.

WHAT HAPPENED ONE YEAR

AGO WAS SHOCKING IN

ITS BRAZENNESS, THE

KNEE, THE SEEMING

INDIFFERENCE BOTH TO

GEORGE FLOYD'S

SUFFERING AND THE

CAMERAS AND CITIZENS

WHO BORE WITNESS.

IN THAT ROUGHLY TEN

MINUTES OF VIDEO, WE

SAW A LEGACY OF ABUSE

SUFFERED BY BLACKS AT

THE HANDS OF POLICE

OFFICERS.

A SHOCK TO SOME WHO

SAW IT.

A REALITY TO OTHERS.

HARDLY ANYONE COULD BE

UNAFFECTED, AND IT

DEMANDED CHANGE.

AND WE'VE SEEN IT IN

SOME OF THOSE POLICE

REFORM AND

ACCOUNTABILITY BILLS

AND LAWS PASSED SINCE

THEN.

BUT THE ROOTS OF

BEHAVIORAL CHANGE, HOW

WE SEE AND TREAT EACH

OTHER, ARE NOT SO

EASILY LEGISLATED.

THE IGNORANCE THAT HAS

FUELED A WAVE OF

ANTI-ASIAN VIOLENCE

AND ANTI-SEMITIC

ATTACKS IN THE MONTHS

AFTER GEORGE FLOYD'S

MURDER SHOW JUST HOW

FAR WE MUST TRAVEL TO

ACT BETTER, TO BE

BETTER.

WE'VE ALSO SEEN MORE

VIOLENT ENCOUNTERS

BETWEEN POLICE AND

BLACK INDIVIDUALS.

NONE EXACTLY LIKE THE

OTHER.

SOME MET WITH SWIFT

ACCOUNTABILITY.

OTHERS LEFT TO

QUESTION UNDER A LACK

OF TRANSPARENCY.

TRUST ABUSED OVER TIME

IS NOT EASILY

RESTORED.

>> GEORGE FLOYD!

>> SAY HIS NAME.

>> GEORGE FLOYD!

>> GEORGE FLOYD DIDN'T

DIE FOR AN IDEA.

HE WASN'T A MARTYR FOR

A CAUSE.

HE WAS MURDERED UNDER

THE COLOR OF

AUTHORITY.

AND TO FORGET THAT AND

HIM IS TO IGNORE WHAT

WE SAW WITH OUR OWN

EYES AND IGNORE THE

NEED TO PRESS FORWARD

FOR CHANGE.

>>> THAT'S "NIGHTLY

NEWS" FOR THIS

TUESDAY.

THANK YOU FOR

WATCHING, EVERYONE.

I'M LESTER HOLT.

PLEASE TAKE CARE OF

YOURSELF AND EACH

OTHER.

GOOD NIGHT.

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