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>>> TONIGHT THE MAJOR SUPREME

COURT RULING BLOCKING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S

EFFORT TO END DACA, THE OBAMA ERA PROGRAM THAT

HAS PROTECTED 800,000 YOUNG SO-CALLED DREAMERS

FROM BEING DEPORTED. >>> SPEAKING OUT

EXCLUSIVELY, ONE OF THE OFFICERS CHARGED OF

THE MURDER OF RAYSHARD BROOKS. HIS VERSION OF THE

FATALE ENCOUNTERS. BOTH OFFICERS SURRENDERING TO

AUTHORITIES. AND THE NEW VIDEO. RAYSHARD BROOKS IN HIS

OWN WORDS. >>> ARIZONA, FLORIDA SETTING RECORDS FOR

NEW COVID CASES. CALIFORNIA REPORTING A SPIKE.

THE GOVERNOR'S NEW ORDER ON WEARING MASKS THERE.

>>> INSIDE THE HOSPITAL COVID UNIT IN NEW YORK.

THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER. HOW THEY'RE BRACING

FOR A SECOND POSSIBLE WAVE. >>> NEW FALL-OUT FROM

JOHN BOLTON'S BOOK. BOLTON SAYING HIS OLD

BOSS ISN'T FIT FOR OFFICE. THE PRESIDENT'S

FURIOUS REACTION. >>> AND HIS

CONTROVERSIAL NEW COMMENTS ABOUT JUNETEENTH.

WHAT HE SAID THAT'S RAISING EYE BROWS.

AHEAD OF HIS RALLY IN TULSA. HIS SUPPORTERS LINED

UP AS HEALTH OFFICIALS FEAR THE EVENT

COULD BECOME A SUPER SPREADER FOR COVID.

>>> THE MASSIVE LINES. HUNDREDS WAITING HOURS FOR

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS. >>> AND THE END OF AN ERA FOR AN

AMERICAN POLITICAL DYNASTY. >>> THIS IS NBC

"NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT. >>> GOOD EVENING,

EVERYONE. A STUNNING BLOW TO PRESIDENT

TRUMP TODAY AND A VICTORY FOR UNDOCUMENTED

IMMIGRANTS KNOWN AS DREAMERS. THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

BLOCKING THE PRESIDENT FROM SHUTTING DOWN

THE PROGRAM THAT HAS SHIELDED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS

OF YOUNG PEOPLE, BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN

FROM DEPORTATION. IT IS THE SECOND COURT RULING

THIS WEEK TO BE CELEBRATED ON THE LEFT AND BROUGHT A

SHARP RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT.

PETE WILLIAMS HAS DETAILS. >> Reporter: IT'S THE

SECOND SURPRISING RULING THIS WEEK FROM

A CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT, A BIG BLOW TO PRESIDENT

TRUMP AND A HUGE VICTORY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

IN THE DACA PROGRAM. >> THERE WAS JUST AN ENORMOUS

RELIEF TO TRULY JUST, YOU KNOW, SHUT DOWN ALL OF THIS

CONFUSION AND WORRY, HONESTLY. >> YOU CAN COME OUT OF

THE SHADOWS. >> Reporter: PRESIDENT

OBAMA LAUNCHED DACA, DEFERRED ACTION FOR

UNDOCUMENTED ARRIVALS IN 2012 WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN BY

EXECUTIVE ORDER. SINCE THEN 800,000

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO STAY, GO TO

SCHOOL AND GET JOBS. PRESIDENT TRUMP COULD HAVE SHUT

IT DOWN THE SAME WAY, BY EXECUTIVE ORDER.

INSTEAD, HIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DECLARED IT ILLEGAL

AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

ORDERED IT ENDED. TODAY BY A VOTE OF 5-4 WITH

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS JOINING THE COURT'S

FOUR LIBERALS, THE COURT SAID THAT WAS TOO MUCH

OF A SHORTCUT. ROBERTS WROTE THE OPINION SAYING THE

GOVERNMENT FAILED TO PROPERLY EVALUATE AS FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES

HOW ENDING DACA WILL AFFECT THOSE WHO RELIED ON IT.

IN DISSENT, JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS CALLED IT AN

EFFORT TO AVOID A POLITICALLY CONTROVERSIAL BUT

LEGALLY CORRECT DECISION. PRESIDENT TRUMP

BLASTED THE RULING, TWEETING THESE HORRIBLE

AND POLITICALLY CHARGED DECISIONS COMING OUT

OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE SHOTGUN BLASTS

INTO THE FACE OF PEOPLE PROUD TO CALL THEMSELVES

CONSERVATIVES OR REPUBLICANS. AMONG THE STRONGEST

SUPPORTERS OF DACA, THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY RELYING ON

27,000 PEOPLE IN THE PROGRAM TO HELP FIGHT COVID-19

LIKE JAVIER CASTRO, A NURSE IN HOUSTON.

>> IT DOESN'T SEEM LOGICAL OR FAIR TO TAKE US OUT OF

CIRCULATION WHEN WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING SO MUCH FOR

THIS COUNTRY SINCE DACA WAS IMPLEMENTED.

>> Reporter: NO WORD TO WANT ON WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL

TRY AGAIN TO SHUT DACA DOWN. IF HE DID, THAT WOULD

UNDOTEDLY LEAD TO MORE COURT FIGHTS. LESTER?

>> PETE WILLIAMS TONIGHT. THANK YOU, PETE.

>>> IN ATLANTA, THE TWO POLICE OFFICERS CHARGED IN

THE KILLING OF RAYSHARD BROOKS TURNED

THEMSELVES IN TODAY. ONE OF THEM SPEAKING PUBLICALLY

AND DEFENDING HIS ACTIONS. NBC'S

BLAINE ALEXANDER HAS LATE DETAILS FOR US.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT THE MAN CHARGED IN THE DEATH

OF RAYSHARD BROOKS SURRENDERING TO OFFICIALS.

FORMER ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVEN BRON

SAN. >> I HAVE FULL FAITH IN THE

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. >> BRONSAN BREAKING

HIS SILENCE. >> I THINK IT IS A TRAGIC EVENT

AND IT'S A TOTAL TRAGEDY THAT A MAN HAD TO LOSE HIS

LIFE THAT NIGHT. >> Reporter: BRONSAN'S

LAWYER DENYING THAT HIS CLIENT FAILED

TO PROVIDE FIRST AID AND STOOD ON BROOKS' SHOULDERS.

>> IT IS PREPOSTEROUS AND IT IS NOT TRUE. ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS

LOOK AT THE VIDEO. >> Reporter: AN ATTORNEY FOR

ROLFE CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER SAYS HIS ACTIONS WERE

JUSTIFIED. >> I'M TIRED OF PEOPLE SAYING

MR. BROOKS WAS RUNNING AWAY. MR. BROOKS WAS NOT

RUNNING AWAY. MR. BROOKS TURNED AND OFFERED

EXTREME VIOLENCE TOWARDS AN UNIFORMED LAW

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. >> Reporter: AROUND ATLANTA AS THE CHARGES

CAME DOWN, SOME OFFICERS WALKING OFF THE JOB IN PROTEST.

OTHERS GOING RADIO SILENT ACCORDING TO A UNION

LEADER. >> WE ARE NOT ANSWERING 911

CALLS RIGHT NOW. >> Reporter: WERE THOSE CHARGES

A BREAKING POINT FOR SOME OFFICERS?

>> OH, ABSOLUTELY. I WOULD NOT SOME. I WOULD SAY A MAJORITY

OF THE OFFICERS IN ATLANTA. >> Reporter: THE

ATLANTA POLICE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY'RE EXPERIENCING A

HIGHER THAN USUAL NUMBER OF CALL OUTS, BUT DENIED THAT

MULTIPLE OFFICERS WALKED OFF THE JOB, RESPONDING THEY ARE

ABLE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY TO 911

CALLS. LAST FRIDAY, TWO OF OFFICER ROLFE'S

GUNSHOTS WENT INTO BROOKS BACK. A THIRD HITTING THIS

SUV ACCORDING TO THE D.A. THE PEOPLE INSIDE

VISITING FROM TENNESSEE. >> Reporter: TONIGHT

WE ARE HEARING FROM BROOKS HIMSELF IN

THIS NEWLY RELEASED INTERVIEW FROM FEBRUARY.

IT WAS WITH THE ORGANIZATION RECONNECT.

HE TALKS ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS RUN-INS WITH THE

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. >> IF YOU DO SOME

THINGS THAT'S WRONG, YOU PAY YOUR DEBTS TO

SOCIETY, AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE.

THE SYSTEM COULD, YOU KNOW, LOOK AT US AS INDIVIDUALS.

WE DO HAVE LIVES, YOU KNOW. IT'S JUST A MISTAKE WE

MADE, YOU KNOW. AND, YOU KNOW, NOT --

NOT JUST DO US AS IF WE ARE ANIMALS.

>> Reporter: AND THE D.A. SAYS BECAUSE OF THE

PANDEMIC, THEY LIKELY WON'T BE ABLE TO CONVENE A

GRAND JURY UNTIL OCTOBER. LESTER?

>> ALL RIGHT. BLAINE ALEXANDER TONIGHT.

THANK YOU. >>> TROUBLING NEW SIGNS TONIGHT

IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19. THE VIRUS NOW

EXPLODING IN FLORIDA, TEXAS AND OTHER STATES

AS HEALTH OFFICIALS GROW MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT

TRUMP CAMPAIGN RALLY TWO DAYS FROM NOW

IN OKLAHOMA. OUR SAM BROCK HAS MORE TONIGHT.

>> Reporter: TONIGHT IT'S A TALE OF TWO REGIONS.

>> IT'S EXCITING BECAUSE I KNOW WE ALL WANT TO GET

BACK TO REGULAR LIFE. >> Reporter: NEW YORK

FINALLY GETTING THE ALL CLEAR TO OPEN UP

OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL AND PLAYGROUNDS.

>> WE HAVE GONE FROM THE WORST INFECTION RATE IN THE

COUNTRY TO THE BEST INFECTION RATE IN THE

COUNTRY. >> Reporter: WHILE A THOUSAND

MILES TO THE SOUTH, THE SUNSHINE STATE JUST BARRELLED

PASSED ITS HIGH WATERMARK, CONVERTING 3,200

NEW COVID CASES IN ONE DAY. >> I THINK THERE IS

MORE COMPLACENCY AND A HIGHER RISK OF

SPREAD. I THINK THAT'S HAPPENING IN THE

SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. >> Reporter: IMAGES OF

CROWDED RESTAURANTS AND VIRTUALLY NO

MASKS COMING AS NEW MODELS PINPOINT FLORIDA AS THE

NATION'S NEXT LARGE EPICENTER OF TRANSMISSION.

>> Reporter: DO YOU THINK IT'S PREMATURE FOR ALL

THESE PEOPLE TO START GOING TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS?

>> NO, NOT REALLY. I THINK IT'S FOOLISH. >> Reporter: RON

DESANTIS SAYS NO ROLL BACKS ARE NEEDED.

NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR CONSIDERING A 14-DAY QUARANTINE ON

VISITING FLORIDA AS MIAMI HOSPITALS HAVE SEEN

100 NEW COVID PATIENTS AND A 17% JUMP IN A WEEK.

THE HEALTH CARE STRAIN IN TEXAS IS MORE TROUBLING.

A 95% INCREASE IN COVID HOSPITALIZATIONS JUST

THIS MEMORIAL DAY. IN OHIO, NEW CASES HIT

THE HIGHEST MARK IN NEARLY A MONTH.

THE GOVERNOR THERE NOW REDEPLOYING THE NATIONAL GUARD.

WHILE IN CALIFORNIA, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ISSUED A

STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS IN MOST INDOOR AND

OUTDOOR SETTINGS. AMID SIGNS OF STRESS, A SURGE OF

SOMETHING NEW, HOPE. THE MAYOR CLINIC AND MICHIGAN STATE

REVIEWED 20,000 PLASMA TRANSFUSIONS AND DEEMED

THEM COMPLETELY SAFE ALLOWING THE FOCUS TO SHIFT AS

TO WHETHER THAT TREATMENT CAN SAVE LIVES.

SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI. >> Reporter: I'M

MORGAN CHESKY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA WHERE A SPIKE IN

COVID-19 CASES COME AS CROWDS LINE UP EARLY.

>> I HAVE WANTED TO COME ALL MY LIFE.

I'M 68-YEARS-OLD AND HERE I AM. >> Reporter: ROSIE

WILL BE CAMPING IN HER CHAIR UNTIL SATURDAY, ONE OF THE 20,000

SUPPORTERS EXPECTED TO PACK BOK ARE

ARENA. >> I'M AS CONCERNED ABOUT THE

VIRUS AS I AM ABOUT EVERY YEARLY FLU.

>> Reporter: BUT NEW NUMBERS SHOW A SPIKE IN JUST

THE LAST WEEK. THE COMMISSIONER SAYS

IT IS ABOUT TO GET WORSE. IF YOU HAD PRESIDENT

TRUMP IN FRONT OF YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO

YOU TELL HIM? >> I WOULD BEG HIM AS A NATIONAL

LEADER TO CALL THIS OFF. >> Reporter: THE

PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN PROMISING TEMPERATURE

CHECKS AND MASKS, BUT NO REQUIREMENT JUST YET

TO ACTUALLY WEAR THEM. >> WE'RE TAKING CARE

OF THEM AND WE KNOW WHAT THE HIGH RISK

MEANS, BUT LARGELY IT MEANS OLDER PEOPLE,

ESPECIALLY OLDER PEOPLE, SENIOR CITIZENS.

>> I AM CONCERNED. I REALLY AM. BUT I REALLY WANT TO

SEE THIS MAN SPEAK. >> Reporter: AND

TONIGHT DUE TO THAT SPIKE IN CASES, THE BOK

CENTER HAS NOW FORMALLY REQUESTED THE TRUMP

CAMPAIGN PROVIDE A PLAN ON HOW TO

SOCIALLY DISTANCE COME TOGETHER. LESTER?

>> MORGAN WHICH HE IS

-- CHESKY, THANK YOU. >>> AS NEW YORK CITY REPAIRS FOR

ITS REOPENING, WE HAVE A RARE AND POWERFUL LOOK

INSIDE ONE OF THE COVID UNITS AT THE EPICENTER.

LESSONS LEARNED FOR THE POTENTIAL NEXT WAVE.

>> Reporter: INSIDE THIS HOSPITAL IN MANHATTAN,

THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HAS

CHANGED DRASTICALLY. >> ONE MONTH AGO ON THIS UNIT,

ALARM BELLS EVERYWHERE. >> Reporter: THIS

DOCTOR AND HER COLLEAGUES ARE STILL TREATING

COVID-19 PATIENTS, BUT MUCH LESS FREQUENTLY.

RIGHT NOW THIS IS THE HOSPITAL ONLY COVID UNIT.

AT ONE POINT AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IT HAD

20. AND WERE DEALING WITH MORE THAN 300 PATIENTS

ACROSS THE HOSPITAL. ON THIS DAY, JUST 6. BUT THEY'RE NOW

PREPARING FOR A POTENTIAL SECOND WAVE THIS YEAR

COINCIDING WITH FLU SEASON. THEY NOW KNOW THEY CAN

TRIPLE THEIR NUMBER OF ICU BEDS, ON SITE TESTING

HAS IMPROVED BUT THERE IS STILL A

SHORTAGE OF REAGENTS, THE CHEMICALS NEEDED TO

CONDUCT THE TESTS, WHICH ARE OFTEN MADE

OVERSEAS. AS AMERICA REOPENS -- >> WE JUST HAVE TO BE

READY THAT PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCING

STILL, HAND HYGIENE. >> YOU CAN'T COMPLETELY CONTROL

THE DISEASE, BUT I THINK IT DEFINITELY HELPS.

>> Reporter: AT THE PANDEMIC'S PEAK, A QUARTER OF THE

PATIENTS HERE WERE CRITICALLY ILL.

MAKESHIFT MORGUES SET UP OUTSIDE.

DOCTOR HERSELF GOT SICK. >> I NEVER THOUGHT WE

WOULD END UP BEING THE EPICENTER OF THE

WORLD. >> Reporter: EVERYONE REMEMBERS

MARCH 7th, THE FIRST COVID PATIENT.

THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WERE A BLUR OF LONG SHIFTS AND LONGER

NIGHTS. DID YOU EVER THINK IT WOULD GET

AS BAD AS IT DID? >> NO. >> Reporter: DR. LINDA

IS AN EXPERIENCED CRITICAL CARE

PHYSICIAN. EVEN FOR HER, THE ONSLAUGHT WAS

SHOCKING. >> SEEING A HUSBAND AND WIFE DIE

TOGETHER OF COVID IN THE SAME ROOM AS THE SAME

DISEASE, I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT IN MY -- IN MY

CAREER. >> Reporter: DR. JILL IS THE

HOSPITAL'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. IT WAS ON HER TO MAKE

SURE THERE WERE ENOUGH VENTILATORS, ENOUGH

BEDS, ENOUGH PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.

>> AS PATIENTS WERE COMING IN RAPIDLY AND DYING RAPIDLY,

EVERY NIGHT WHEN WE WEREN'T AHEAD OF IT WHEN WE

MIGHT NOT HAVE PPE, WHEN WE MIGHT NOT HAVE

VENTS, THOSE ARE THE MOMENTS WHEN WE SAID, IS

EVERYBODY GOING TO BE OKAY. IT WAS STRESSFUL.

>> Reporter: THIS EMERGENCY ROOM WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A

COVID UNIT ALMOST OVERNIGHT. NOW BACK TO NORMAL.

BUT FOR NURSES, THE EMOTIONAL SCARS ARE FRESH.

>> I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I WENT HOME AND

CRIED AND THOUGHT ABOUT ALL THE THINGS I

COULD HAVE, SHOULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE DONE.

YOU KNOW, AND ULTIMATELY WE DID EVERYTHING WE COULD

DO, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US. >> Reporter: EVERY

NIGHT AT 7:00, SHE CHERISHES THE NEW

YORKERS WHO STILL CHEER FRONT LINE WORKERS.

>> IT'S OVERWHELMING, YOU KNOW. WHEN WE WERE IN IT, IT

WAS ABOUT GETTING THROUGH IT AND HELPING

AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN. IT WAS SOMETHING I

HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IT'S SOMETHING I HOPE

I NEVER SEE AGAIN. >> Reporter: HERE THEY

WON THE BATTLE. THE WAR MAY NOT BE

OVER. GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC NEWS NEW

YORK. >> SOME OF THE REAL HEROES AMONG

US. >>> LIES, MADE-UP STORIES

RIDICULOUS STATEMENTS IS SOME OF THE THINGS PRESIDENT

TRUMP HAD TO SAY TODAY ABOUT THE NEW BOOK BY JOHN

BOLTON, HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

PETER ALEXANDER HAS MORE NOW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.

>> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP TONIGHT FIRING BACK AT

JOHN BOLTON, BLASTING HIS NEW BOOK AS

MADE-UP LIES AND FAKE STORIES THAT HE SAID ALL GOOD

ABOUT ME IN PRINT UNTIL THE DAY I FIRED

HIM. A DISGRUNTLED, BORING FOOL.

IT COMES AS BOLTON DELIVERS FOR STINGING ACCUSATIONS

ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS. >> I DON'T THINK HE'S

FIT FOR OFFICE. I DON'T THINK HE HAS

THE COMPETENCE TO CARRY OUT THE JOB. THERE REALLY ISN'T ANY

GUIDING PRINCIPAL THAT I WAS ABLE TO

DISCERN OTHER THAN WHAT'S GOOD FOR DONALD TRUMP'S

RE-ELECTION. >> Reporter: BOLTON WRITES

PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SO FOCUSSED ON A TRADE DEAL WITH

CHINA THAT HE HOPED COULD HELP HIS RE-ELECTION THAT

HE TOLD PRESIDENT XI HE'D SUPPORT CHINA'S

CONTROVERSIAL PRISON CAMPS FOR MINORITY

MUSLIMS. THE PRESIDENT DENIES IT AS SO

DOES ANOTHER TOP AID. >> ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE.

NEVER HAPPENED. I WAS THERE. >> Reporter: BOLTON

ALSO SAID PRESIDENT TRUMP TOLD HIM THAT HE WANTED TO

WITHHOLD SECURITY TO UKRAINE UNTIL ALL THE

MATERIALS RELATED TO CLINTON AND BOLTON WERE

TURNED OVER. BOLTON REFUSED TO TESTIFY

WITHOUT A SUBPOENA AND IN HIS BOOK BLAMES DEMOCRATS

FOR NOT EXPANDING THEIR INVESTIGATION

BEYOND UKRAINE. >> THIS IS CALLED A CON.

IT IS REALLY A SAD THING BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT THE

PRESIDENT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

THAT'S CLEAR. >> Reporter: ALSO TONIGHT

PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING HIS MOST EXTENSIVE COMMENTS

ABOUT RACISM IN AMERICA SINCE GEORGE FLOYD'S

DEATH, TELLING "THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" I WOULD LIKE

TO THINK THERE IS NOT SUCH SYSTEMIC

RACISM. UNFORTUNATELY IN THE REAL WORLD

THERE IS SOME. WHATEVER I COULD DO TO REDUCE

THAT OR GET RID OF IT, I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY WITH IT.

ADDING, I WOULD ALSO SAY IT IS VERY

SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN IT USED TO BE.

ON THE RETURN OF HIS CAMPAIGN RALLIES THIS SATURDAY

IN OKLAHOMA, THE PRESIDENT PUSHED BACK AFTER CRITICISM

HE SCHEDULED IT FOR JUNETEENTH.

THE DAY COMMEMORATING THE END OF SLAVERY. PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW

SAYS I DID SOMETHING VERY GOOD. IT IS ACTUALLY AN

IMPORTANT EVENT. IT IS AN IMPORTANT

TIME, BUT NOBODY HAS HEARD OF IT.

LATE TONIGHT ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL

RESIGNED OVER THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF

RACIAL TENSIONS SAYING HIS ACTIONS GO AGAINST HER

CORE VALUES. LESTER?

>> PETER ALEXANDER AT THE WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT.

THANK YOU, PETER. >>> A DIRE NEW REPORT ON

UNEMPLOYMENT TODAY. ANOTHER 1.5 MILLION AMERICANS

FILING JOBLESS CLAIMS LAST WEEK SHOWING EVEN AS SOME

RETURN TO WORK, EMPLOYERS ARE STILL LAYING

PEOPLE OFF. HERE'S JOLENE KENT WITH THAT.

>> Reporter: FOR THREE DAYS, SCORES OF UNEMPLOYED

WORKERS IN KENTUCKY HAVE BEEN LINING UP.

>> DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET. >> Reporter: DESPERATE

FOR HELP. >> I GOT A HOLD OF NOBODY SINCE

I FILED IN APRIL THE 19th. >> Reporter: OUT OF

WORK AND OUT OF PATIENCE, KENTUCKY RESIDENTS

POURED INTO THE CAPITAL FOR THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO

GET AN IN PERSON MEETING AT A POP-UP

UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE. BRIANNA GLASS APPLIED THREE

MONTHS AGO AND IS STILL HAVING TROUBLE GETTING

PAYMENTS. SHE STOOD IN LINE YESTERDAY DAYS

AFTER GIVING BIRTH. >> I HAVE CALLED. I E-MAILED.

I DID EVERYTHING I POSSIBLY COULD AND STILL

NOTHING. >> Reporter: A SIMILAR SCENE IN

ALABAMA, SOME EVEN CAMPING OUT OVERNIGHT.

THE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYED IN WASHINGTON STATE TO HELP

INVESTIGATE FRAUD. 46,000 JOBLESS CLAIMS HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE

LAST MONTH. 1.5 MILLION LAST WEEK. WHILE CLAIMS ARE

TICKING DOWN AS STATES REOPEN, THEY HAVE STAYED

IN THE MILLIONS OR 13 WEEKS, A SIGN LAYOFFS AREN'T

STOPPING. FED CHAIR JEROME POWELL URGING

TO EXTEND THE $600 A WEEK OF EXTRA FEDERAL

UNEMPLOYMENT AID PROVIDED BY THE CARES ACT WHICH

ENDS ON JULY 31st. BACK IN KENTUCKY, KAYLA WILLIAMS

WHO APPLIED MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO FEELS FRUSTRATED

AND ABANDONED. >> WHEN ARE YOU GOING

TO HELP US? WE'RE YOUR PEOPLE.

>> Reporter: JOLENE KENT, NBC NEWS. >>> IN 60 SECONDS,

HONORING JUNETEENTH .

>>> WE'RE JUST A FEW HOURS AWAY NOW FROM JUNETEENTH.

A HOLIDAY TAKING ON NEW IMPORTANCE AMID THE GROWING DEMANDS OF

RACIAL JUSTICE, A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM, FAMILY

AND FOOD. HERE'S MORGAN RADFORD. >> Reporter: IN

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, IT IS BACK TO

BUSINESS FOR GREG AND SABRINA COLLIER. THE COUPLE RECENTLY

OPENED THEIR RESTAURANTS SERVING SOUTHERN

CUISINE. >> WE TRY TO LOOK AT THE MENU

AND TRY TO CURATE SOMETHING THAT IS VERY INTENTIONAL

THAT IS ROOTED IN BLACKNESS BUT

SOMETHING THAT EVERYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND.

>> Reporter: THEY'RE SERVING MEMPHIS STYLE PORK

CHIPS. AND POTATO SA LAD. >> GREG AND I WANT TO

USE THIS JUNETEENTH TO SAY. THAT'S FREEDOM DAY.

WE'RE STILL FIGHTING. >> Reporter: RECOGNIZING THE DAY

ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE WERE FINALLY FREE.

DURING SLAVERY, THEY PRESERVED AFRICAN TRADITION BY COOKING

WHAT THEY HAD AVAILABLE. >> THE FOODS OF

ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE ARE SOME OF THE BEDROCK

OF SO-CALLED SOUL FOOD. >> Reporter: FROM THIS

KITCHEN IN HARLEM, DONOVAN RUNS THE

WEEKENDER, A MEAL SERVICE DELIVERING GOURMET

SOUL FOOD. YOU'RE MAKING EACH PLATE AND COOKING IT

AND THEN IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC SERVING IT.

>> YEAH, BRINGING IN THE TYPE OF FOOD THAT I MAKE I

THINK IS A GOOD SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE

AROUND ME TO FEEL THE THINGS THAT THEY FELT GROWING

UP. >> Reporter: A REMINDER OF A

HISTORY THAT HE SAYS IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED.

>> WE WERE THE FIRST STEPS OF AMERICA FROM WHEN WE

WERE ENSLAVED FROM US MAKING FOOD

FROM SCRAPES AND CREATING IT INTO SOMETHING THAT

COULD BE TABLE WORTHY IS A FEAT OF ITS

OWN. >> Reporter: BLACK CHEFS HAVE

HISTORICALLY BEEN UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE FOOD

INDUSTRY. LAST YEAR ONLY 14% OF CHEFS WERE

BLACK. >> THE TIME HAS COME. IT IS LONG PAST TIME

FOR THE FOOD OF THE AFRICANS TO BE

CELEBRATED AND TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED. >> Reporter: FOR

WOODLEY, HIS JUNETEENTH TAKE-OUT BRUNCH IS A

NECESSARY REMINDER. >> THAT PROCESS OF FEELING JOY

AROUND PEOPLE THAT UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVEN'T

GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF, RIGHT. >> Reporter: A JOY

ROOTED IN HISTORY AND FELLOWSHIP. MORGAN RADFORD,

>>> JANE KENNEDY SMITH, THE LAST SURVIVING SIBLING OF

JFK HAS DIED. ANDREA RE -- MITCHELL

REPORTS ON HER LIFE. >> Reporter: SHE WAS THE

YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF ROSE AND JOSEPH KENNEDY, THE

EIGHTH OF NINE CHILDREN. AND IN A ROWDY

ATHLETIC FAMILY RAISED TO BE TOUGH -- >> YOU SHOULD BE

THINKING ALL THE TIME WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR

THIS COUNTRY, NOT WHINING. >> Reporter: SHE

INTRODUCED HER BROTHERS TO HER FRIENDS.

JACKIE TO JACK, ETHEL TO BOBBY, JOAN, HIS FIRST WIFE,

TO TEDDY. SHE MARRIED STEVEN SMITH IN 1956

AND HAD FOUR CHILDREN. HITTING THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL FOR

JACK IN 1960. SHE WAS A SURPRISING BUT POPULAR

CHOICE TO BE PRESIDENT CLINTON'S AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND,

RUFFLING DIPLOMATIC FEATHERS BY TRAVELING

TO NORTHERN ISLAND AND PERSUADING CLINTON TO LET JERRY ADAMS, THE

POLITICAL ARM COME TO U.S., LAYING THE GROUND WORK

FOR PEACE. THE LAST OF HER

SIBLINGS, SHE RECEIVED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM

FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA IN 2011. SHE WAS 92.

ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS. >>> WE'LL BE R

>>> IN OUR LATEST INSTALLMENT OF NIGHTLY NEWS KIDS

EDITION, WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE MEANING

BEHIND JUNETEENTH. PLUS WE SALUTE THE CLASS OF 2020

AND HERE IS SOME ADVICE THE KIDS HAVE FOR THE NEXT

CLASS. >> HAVE FUN. BE NICE AND WORK HARD.

>> YOU'VE GOT THAT RIGHT, LITTLE MAN.

OUR NEW EPISODE IS STREAMING RIGHT NOW.

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