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friday. >> thanks for joining us at 5:00. lester holt is next from los angeles on "nightly news". >> see you at 6:00. bye. tonight, desperation at the border. president trump doubling down on his call for migrants to be deported without a day in court. >> we want a system where when people come in illegally, they have to go out. >> plus our emotional interview with a migrant mother, one of so many searching to find the child taken from her. refused service, the president attacks a staurant that kicked out his press secretary and targets a democrat who called on the public to harass trump officials. murder mystery, a father shot and killed while camping with his two daughters in a popular state park. the shooter and the motive unknown. stocks take a plunge and an american icon harley davidson moving jobs out of the u.s., blaming spiraling costs on the escalating trade war.
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a plane goes down in flames, the lone survivor walks away. >> they kept saying it's going to explode but i couldn't leave, i couldn't leave that guy to burn up. >> how witnesses helped save him. the new trend when it comes to hospital style care. there may be no place like home. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening from los angeles tonight and welcome to our viewers here in the west. amid the blowback and confusion over family separation and the zero tolerance policy toward illegal immigration, president trump may be about to once again rewrite the policy, this time turning illegal border crossers right around and sending them home without giving them their day in court. an idea almost sure to face a constitutional challenge. as some critics of the president's policy begin to make their opposition personal. our peter alexander has the story. >> reporter: president trump tonight declaring what he says is the only real answer to stop illegal
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immigration in its tracks. >> we want a system where when people come in illegally, they have to go out. and a nice simple system that works. >> reporter: the president touting a hard line approach with due process rights like a hearing before a judge, an argument advocates for immigrants say is unconstitutional. mr. trump alongside jordan's king abdullah taking credit for the executive order overturning the family separation policy. >> it was something that i felt we had to do. we want children staying together. >> reporter: but earlier on twitter the president making no exceptions for minors who enter illegally, children, who he says should be brought back to their country. today customs and border protection announced a temporary pause in prosecutions of adults arriving with children. >> we're not changing the policy, we're out of resources. >> reporter: the political firestorm now sparking public shamofsah huckabee sanders
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addressing being asked to leave this restaurant by the owner over moral issues. >> we're allowed to disagree but we should be able to do so freely and without fear of harm. >> reporter: the president ripping the restaurant as filthy and dirty and warning maxine waters, be called a, quote, low iq person, be careful what you wish for. >> if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and create a crowd and you push back on them. >> reporter: waters later facinsh from party leade. >> shame! shame! >> reporter: nielsen was heckled and one ran out of a movie premiere in tampa. >> peter alexander joining us for a republican rally in south carolina.
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peter, what are party loyalists saying about the president's policy right now and how this is going over? >> reporter: yeah, lester, what is clear is the president is increasingly enboldened. i think you could say he's bolstered by recent poll numbers that show 90% including those of his base here at this rally in south carolina approve of the job he's doing. from the conversations we've had on the ground here, they say the stronger the attacks against him, the tougher and stronger their support for him. lester? >> peter alexander in south carolina, thank you. these are desperate days for the families separated before president trump's order reversing that policy. for most, the process of reuniting is a grueling exercise in frustration. at the same time, we're learning more about what it's like inside some of the facilities holding the en. nbc's gabe gutierrez reports from texas once again tonight. >> reporter: tonight a first look inside a
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tent city along the u.s./mexico border housing hundreds of migrant children. journalists were given a tour but no cameras allowed inside. the department of health and human services provided this video. it shows children being examined at the onsite medical clinic and lined up at the cafeteria. the contractor running the facility says the process is flawed and the facility would not be necessary bout the separations which it says harm the children. >> we're aggressively looking for parents and if they are having a hard time, we're going to find them. >> reporter: after president trump's executive order last week stopping family separation but keeping his zero tolerance policy of prosecuting undocumented immigrants, migrant families are struggling to be reunited. >> the floor is now open. >> reporter: five of them spoke out for the first time as they apply for asylum without their children. [speaking foreign language]. >> reporter: among them is this woman.
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we've been following since she told us she was separated from her son on his 6th birthday. what was the hardest part? she says thedetaken away and h cried. 2,000 miles away in a rural poverty stricken village in honduras, her mother, maria, wants to know when she'll see her grandson again. they are trapping children there as if they are little animals and they are human beings, she says. we were there as she was able to reach her mother by phone for the first time since being released from detention. her mother had good news, she spoke to her young grandson by phone. he's in a shelter in e making. the children here at this tent city ages 13 to 17 are allowed limited time outside in the desert heat but brought inside once the temperature reaches 98 degrees. the pentagon confirms ft. bliss and goodfellow air force base will also help
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house migrants in temporary shelters. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. turning to the rough day on wall street. the dow plunging 320 points over more trade war fears and it comes the same day that iconic american motorcycle maker harley davidson announced it's moving some jobs out of the u.s. to avoid spiraling costs after europe retaliated for president trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum. nbc's tom costello has the story. >> reporter: it's been a fixture on america's roads since 1903 but today harley davidson said it will move a piece of its americana and the jobs that come with it overseas to avoid a retaliation from europe after the u.s. imposed tarfsif on steel and aluminum. >> harley-davidson is an american icon and americans don't want an american icon built overseas. >> reporter: harley executives were welcomed to the white house as a symbol of >> made in america,
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harley-davidson. made in america. >> reporter: but earlier this year the company said it would move much of the kansas city plant operations to thailand. harley says a 25% increase in european tariffs would add $2,200 to the cost of a motorcycle shipped to europe. its second biggest market. late today president trump tweeted surprised harley-davidson would be the first to wave the white flag. i fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the e.u. the wall street slide today harley stock lost 6%. it's not just harley affected by the tariffs and counter tariffs it's cheese to nails to cranberries to of all things, movie theater seats. chuck reid f higher steel prices will force his prices higher costing him valuable customers. but he's reluctant to move manufacturing overseas. >> the price when you sell to a theater is paramount.
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if we don't keep the cost down they will look for alternative resources. >> reporter: governor scott walker urged all sides to pull back. >> get rid of all the tariffs out there. >> reporter: as a threatened trade war threatens classic american jobs. tom costello, nbc news, frederick, maryland. here in california the governor declared a state of emergency today in northern lake county after a fast-moving wildfire forced 3,000 people from their homes. the pawnee fire destroyed 22 structures and threatens hundreds more. and in northern florida a fast-moving fire destroyed homes in the panhandle region and displaced around 200 people. to a murder mystery here in southern california. police say a 35-year-old father on a family camping trip was gunned down with his 2 and 4-year-old daughters by his side. it happened at a popular park made famous by tv and movies but there is no known suspect or motive. nbc news national correspondent miguel almaguer has the
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story. >> reporter: when sheriff's deputies arrived at malibu creek state park, the victim had been shot multiple times, gunned down as he camped with his children in the early morning hours. investigators say someone opened fire on 35-year-old tristan beaudette from outside his tent. his 2 and 4-year-old daughters by his side were not injured. >> about 4:44 in the morning, the sheriffs received a 911 call and responded and found a male victim of a gunshot. >> reporter: a chemist who attended u.c. berkeley, friends say he was camping with his girls so his wife, a doctor, could prepare for an exam. hi, who was moving to the bay area, says not a second goes by that we aren't grappling with the senselessness of this crime. >> he was just a family man and that's where he was geared for, just to take care
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of his family. >> reporter: less than 30 miles outside beverly hills, malibu creek offers incredible views and is known for its hollywood backdrop in shows like "m.a.s.h." there has been recent trouble in the park. a body was found nearby discovered two weeks ago and investigators are looking into a string of shootings that for now, are not connected. tonight, the iconic campground is closed. and with no suspect, the case of this murder mystery is wide open. miguel almaguer, nbc news, malibu. funeral services were held today outside pittsburgh for antwon rose, the 17-year-old at the center of a firestorm after police were caught on camera fatally shooting him as he fled a traffic stop on foot last week. rose was unarmed and a passenger in car police suspected was linked to a drive-by shooting. his death sparking days of protests. the officer has been placed on leave. now to the fiery plane crash in detroit, the family of three aboard and a
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lone survivor, teenage boy caught on camera rolling out of the flames and incredibly able to walk away. and tonight we hear from witnesses who jumped in to help save him. nbc's anne thompson has the story. >> reporter: when you look at the intensity of the fire, it's amazing that anyone was able to do this, 17-year-old paton bose rolls out of the burning wreckage and incredibly walks away. the lone survivor of the plane crash on detroit's east side. sunday night. >> the pilot is stuck in the plane. the plane is on fire. >> reporter: tonight police credit good samaritans who reportedly used a baseball bat and ax to try to free the injured. cordell owens says he was one of them. >> they kept saying explode, leave. i couldn't leave that guy to burn up. >> reporter: paton got out but hithgreg at the contro died in the crash. they were all on their way from texas to a family event. investigators say the
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pilot reporting landing gear trouble and a fuel emergency to the detroit city airport tower. >> control tower offered to fly by the tower. the pilot requested to circle. >> reporter: the cessna clipped two trees and a power line leaving to this calamity and a remarkable escape. anne thompson, nbc news. for years we've been told about the need to recycle and while no one will disagree with the importance of that goal, much of the trash that we all put out for recycling has been piling up in this country all because of a big policy change half a world away. we get that story from business correspondent jo ling kent. >> reporter: every week on garbage day, blue bins acrossabout 66 milli of stuff a year, but now all that effort may be going to waste. that's because china has stopped accepting the majority of our recyclables. the united states used to sent over 1,000 shipping containers full of recyclables to china each day. but that stopped
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january 1st, after china launched an aggressive anti-pollution push cracking down on what it calls foreign garbage. >> it was a shock to the system. >> reporter: the chinese government now bans the imports of 24 types of scrap including some paper and plastic. and it's a decision creating new problems here at home. now recyclables are piling up with nowhere to go. the change up-ended recycling companies like republic, one of the largest waste managers in the country. when material like this, like all this paper can't get recycled fast enough, it can end up going to a land fill instead. republic sends 2,000 tons of the recyclable paper to the dump every month. steve frank, president of pioneer recycling services, used to export 60% of his recycling to china. how much in total did you send to china last year? >> 100,000 to 120,000 tons. >> reporter: this year? >> zero.
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>> reporter: frank ships to southeast asia and india and it's costing him more. >> ultimately, when it's all done, the homeowner is going to pay for that. >> reporter: nationally consumer recycling bills are expected to jump $2 to $4 a month, and experts caution even then paper and plastic in the u.s. will continue to pile up. jo ling kent, nbc news, washington. bringing the hospital to your home, doctors say for some patients, it may be the best place to be treated. also, a medical milestone, the fda approves the first prescription drug derived from marijuana. we'll tell you what it's for.
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we're back with a new trend in medical care, bringing a hospital into your home. a new study out today shows patients treated at home have fewer hospital readmissions, fewer e.r. visits and shorter length of care. nbc news medical correspondent dr. john torres has more. >> reporter: when
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maureen went to a boston emergency room struggling to breathe, doctors had an unusual way to treat her, sent her home. >> i was surprised at first they told me to go home and i smiled because i could go home. then i smiled because i could go home. >> reporter: it's called the home hospital. >> we have the hospital in this pack here. >> reporter: dr. david lavine is a pioneer behind this trend. to give seriously ill patients better care. >> we don't talk about how often people die in hospitals and get infections in hospitals. a lot of those things aren't going to happen in a home hospital. how are we feeling? >> reporter: in her own living room, maureen gets the same treatment she would in the hospital -- medication, an i.v., and a breaths. >> reporter: back at the hospital, a wireless skin patch >> reporter: dr. lavine says patients in the home hospital get an extra two hours of sleep and two hours of activity
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each day which helps them recover faster. and for the hospital, costs are 52% less, one reason it's being studied in leading medical centers. not every e.r. patient is a potential candidate. >> if you have really, ly complicated medical problems and you're destined for intensive care, the icu, that's where we're drawing the line. >> reporter: for maureen, there is no better place to get better. >> no place like home. >> reporter: dr. john torres, nbc news, boston. we're back in a moment with a terrifying moment of a hot air balloon crashing into a power line. also, the moving tribute to a beloved teacher, her students carrying out one last wish.
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in a historic move, the fda today approved the very first prescription drug made from marijuana. it's a medication used to treat rare forms of epilepsy that begin in dh the main ingredient is a chemical from the cannabis plant, which tests show can reduce seizures but does not get users high. it was a
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terrifying few minutes in michigan during a hot air balloon festival this weekend as one of the balloons descended. it hit a power line causing an explosion and flames that burned part of the balloon before it rose again and eventually landed in a lake. fortunately, no one was injured. in the crash. a moving tribute to a teacher in georgia who died of cancer. friends, family and fellow teachers brought backpacks filled with school supplies to tammy's funeral. it was her last wish instead of bringing flowers to her funeral, she wanted her loved ones to donate the school supplies for needy students. as her cousin put it, she was serving others until the end. we'll take a break and when we come back, inspiring america and a big victory by one little league player who just wanted to see them all. border... arrive alon
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plus, why hundreds of south bay police officers are turning against the man who
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polices them. that )s next the news at six starts right finally tonight, we have the story of the little leaguer who successfully made a big league pitch to level the playing field for kids like himself who can't see well. his passion for the sport and his determination to effect change are inspiring america. >> play! >> when ryan is out playing baseball, he feels like a normal boy of summer. >> ever since i can remember, it's always been my favorite sport. i love it. one of the things i love is i can play it almost as well as everybody else. >> even thoue can't see as wel his teammates. the 16-year-old from grosse pointe woods, s rn with albanism, but has never let that get in the way. >> we made a decision a long time ago we would never limit him in what he could try. you guy got to watch. >> his dad and coach
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says they learned early on he couldn't see the white ball very well, but using a yellow ball made all the difference. >> he's making fielding plays he would have never made with a white ball. he's really doing well. >> when ryan's team made it to the district tournament, little league baseball insisted they play by the book and use the standard white ball. >> was upset about it because it's not fair they would prevent somebody from playing. >> ryan decided to play hardball and took his case to the u.s. department of justice. this spring, when federal authorities told the little league it was under ow the yellow ball for all visually impaired kids nationwide. >> he could have said at any time, i don't want this anymore. i'm done with this. and he never did, so i'm pretty proud of hill. >> a sweet victory for ryan and all the other kids for whom he went to bat. tomorrow at the end of the broadcast
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in our nightly snapshot taking the comforts of home to new heights. we appreciate you spending part of your evening with us. that is "nightly news" for this monday night. i'm lester holt, for now: good evening and thanks for joining us. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for being with us. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm janelle wang sitting in for jessica aguirre. the zero tolerance policy at the border has many children being separated from families. tonight we'll go to the places providing shelter in the nbc bay area. we get a look at what happens once these children hit america. robert? >> reporter: it is difficult with so many children and so few openings, but here at catholic charities in santa clara county,
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they say they'll try if needed because they know what the children are experiencing and the fear of not being able to escape it. many of the migrant children now being detained were separated from families long before they got to the border. the so-called unaccompanied children are put in detention centers or shelters to wait and hope for long-term foster homes through the office of refugee resettlement. catholic charities of santa clara county is part of that program. a recently placed foster child named cruz, who asked not to be shown, said the waiting is torturous. >> we all are waiting and don't know, like president trump said. >> reporter: the border is already overwhelming and agencies are struggling to house those children separated from their parents. >> when you have an influx of 2,0

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