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deadly uprisings and looting in minneapolis over the death of george floyd the local mayor calling for murder charges for one of the officers we've got the latest >> the man hunt for a uconn student. new details ahead. >> days of unrest and demonstrations are coming to head with legislative action taking place this very minute. >> paying tribute to the play
wright. >> and the temporary jobs that companies are looking to fill over the next 30 days. "early today" starts right now glad you're with ustion this thursday, i'm frances rivera >> i'm david gura. a dangerous situation is unfolding in the streets of minneapolis. protests over the death of george floyd who died after being pinned to the ground by a police officer another man has died overnight after being found near these protests with a gunshot wound. the victim did not survive now the mayor and governor are pleading with people to leave the area other demonstrations are now popping up across the country in solidarity with minnesota. protesters marched downtown. for more on this growing outrage here's more. >> reporter: more anger in
minneapolis following the death of george floyd. for a second day protesters converged on the city's third police precinct. armed officers deployed on top of the building. reports of looting at a target store. >> everybody deserves equal justice and we have to send a message with this case the protesters rage ignited by this george floyd pleading with police officers while one officer pressed his knee into floyd's neck he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital >> i'm callening on the attorney to act on the evidence before him. i'm calling on him to charge the arre arrest officer in this case. >> floyd had resisted arrest but new video shows the moments before floyd's death he was removed and hand kufzed
him. >> it's very hard. >> george floyd was a former college basketball player. he was 46 years old. >> i would like for those officers to be charged with murder because that's exactly what they did. >> reporter: the investigation is ongoing the demands for justice growing louder nbc news president trump won't be making any friends today with the giants of social media the president took a swing at big tech on twitter last night of accusing the companies trying to sensor big companies. tracie potts joins us with the latest and the president is expect d to follow through with those threats today? >> reporter: some action against social media companies what it will include we don't
know for sure. this comes after they tried to fact check the president they included a link with his tweet to say so. twitter was trying to control social media, stifle conservative voices and sensor leading up to the election so the question this morning, what will this executive order do there are some reports it may try to punish big tech companies, facebook, twitter, google, others for fact checking but the white house hasn't said exactly what the president's aim is here. >> he's not going to shut down social media but there are things that the u.s. government can seek to do that could be process in the making >> ceo said in a statement overnight that they will continue to fact check the president because this was a tweet that they believed would
miss lead people into thinking they did not need to register to vote or register to get a ballot >> thank you well, this country has crossed into new territory as the pandemic claims over 100,000 american lives and the cases continue to mount with over 1.7 million infected now there's a new concern that people who aren't exhibiting symptoms may be spreading the virus. >> reporter: as our nation struggles to help public health, a remainder of what's at stake and already lost the death toll rising above 100,000. this map tracing the outbreak and its fatal explosive outbreak across the country roughly 1.7 million confirmed cases a new poll finds 49% of americans would get a covid-19 vaccine if developed >> you probably need to get to 40% of the people getting the
vaccine. about 45% of people seek the flu vaccine. >> everybody needs to survive. >> two new studies reveal insight into the virus it's believed up to 80% of coronavirus cases may be asymptomatic doctors say the true indicator of trouble are spikes in hospitalization rates. >> this going to get bad if we aren't careful >> in alabama, they ran out of icu beds >> we're left with the same type of concern that new york had eight weeks ago only we don't have the capacity that new york has to respond >> the ongoing struggle as disney plans to reopen by july 11th calling for temperature checks, masks and social distancing in
line with some restaurants taking reservations, the cdc advises reduced seetzing and partitions between guests. sam brock is in south beach. >> restaurants for the first time today can serve diners on site spreading out into the street but hotels and beaches not opening for a week, the question is will diners even come >> casinos are rolling the dice on opening their doors next week while los angeles, some shops got back to business for the first time in months >> the nation's second largest school district is working on its plan to bring children back to campus in l.a it could include 16 kids to a classroom. every child being given one ball to play alone and staggered school days. >> as our country moves forward, there is heart break in looking back, cody lister was so much
more than just a number in today's grim milestone of lives lost >> cody was the most kind, giving compassionate, loving person you would ever meet >> the pain from one family, part of the collective grief of a nation nbc news, los angeles. there's break news out of maryland where a six-day multistate man hunt has finally come to an end they have arrested the murder suspect. the uconn student was taken into custody. they arrested him after he walked out of a nearby wooded area he's accused of killing a man and charged with abducting a woman. they found a firearm on him
which is believed to be one used in the homicide. he was spot d and wednesday, police are expected to release more details later today now to an historic launch postponed. just minutes before the takeoff of a rocket with two astronauts on board the flight was scrubbed due to bad weather and reschedule d for saturday afternoon. president trump was there and later tweeted that he will be returning saturday to watch rocket launch. jay gray has more. >> we continue to violate a couple of weather rulings that we now do not expect to clear in time for a launch today. >> for now history will have to wait >> clouds and rain keeping the spacex falcon on halt for two days >> it was a good effort by the team and we understand >> when the mission does take flight it will be the first
manned american made spacecraft to lift off from american soil in almost 9 years. a new era in space exploration >> we are building to this public private partnership and then ultimately going to mars. it's an extremely exciting time right now to be in the space business >> a business that is looking up despite the delay. jay gray, nbc news kennedy space center >> tic tok user with us dancing to rain on me. he was dancing to a new song and watch, that tree in his backyard toppled during his recording and thankfully he got out of the way just in time and of course it was rolling for everybody to see >> i don't know about the deck furniture and the umbrella glad that he's all right janessa webb is watching that
florida weather for that spacex launch on saturday >> the weather is going to continue to be a problem across the florida coastline and we're going to watch storms pop up this afternoon and right now though, you can see florida, you know, a pattern and things are nice and dry and we're going to continue to see that for at least the next few hours before this next storm system makes its way in so let's talk about saturday afternoon. we'll see favorable storms start to spark up around 2:00 p.m. and they last to about 5:00. the potential next launch daed date is sunday and that is going to be an impactful day across the florida coastline as well so it might need
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national security law that takes aim at anti government protests and has some say it strips citizens of their freedom. the chinese government taking a step here bringing hong kong under its control. >> reporter: indeed. and just before i went on air some breaking news for you china has approved that national security law which would punish what it says as acts of subvergence. that could come into place as early as summer. we saw those images, clashes with the police and arrests as as well and it's these latest developments that prompted pompeo to tell that the u.s. stands with hong kong. an activist said those words are really nice and they would like to see more. let's take a listen.
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aids >> over those first couple of years almost everybody i knew died and i'm not joking. it was like we were at wartime >> while he began his career writing for movies earning an oscar nomination in 1969 for women in love it was his advocacy work that brought him fame >> i'm trying to understand that nobody wants to hear that we're dying. >> his acclaimed 1995 play adapted by hbo brought the pain of the aids crisis to audiences around the world >> please god, give us one more year >> reporter: by 1987 more than 16,000 pple were dead. frustrated with government inaction, kram ir founded act up whose protests and politicians, doctors and the catholic church angered many including fellow activists. >> i am so sick of hearing about
our tactics of defending people. nice people walk into gas chambers >> reporter: those protests exceeded in pressuring the fda to provide aids patients access to potentially life saving drugs before they were proven effective. >> he's an historic figure i think. >> diagnosed with hiv he received a liver transplant in 2001 he's remained controversial with some for his early work criticizing guy promiscuity. >> for every one of those there's a kid who rushes up to me who says thank you for saving my life so that makes it all worth it >> a lifetime dedicated to saving lives by refusing to remain silent. >> and that is our time for "early today." we appreciate you being with us
on this thursday morning i'm frances rivera >> coming up on the "today" show, former nba star steven jackson, his life long friendship with george floyd whose death has sparked outrage across the nation. ksan for watching "early we' we' 're all doing our part by staying at home. that could mean an increase in energy bills. you can save by using a fan to cool off... unplugging and turning off devices when not in use... or closing your shades during the day. stay well and keep it golden.
right now at 4:30, breaking overnight, a second violent night of protests after the death of a minneapolis man while in police custody. our team is tracking the overnight clashes and arrests. >> you have one group saying let's get back in the building and my response is, let's just get tested. before we go into the building, will everybody be willing to get tested. >> alameda county seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, and we ask