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jo cox was only 41 years old. she leaves behind a husband and two kids. that does it for us. now it is time for "the last word." around from the horror of the massacre could there be gun control votes? and the pope says most modern marriages are invalid. plus, meatloaf collapses in the middle of a performance. and there was an ejection in game 6. "first look" starts right now. good morning on this friday. thanks for joining us today, i'm betty nguyen. president obama visited orlando
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for first time since sunday's deadly attack. he said a threat to all americans was made and he called for a tight upping of the gun laws. they delivered 49 white roses in memory of those lost. they grieved with the families. speaking at a makeshift memorial the president said counterterrorism actions overseas can never prevent lone wolf attacks here at home. >> given the fact that the last two terrorist attacks on our soil, orlando and san bernardino, were home grown, carried out not by external plotters, not by a vast network, or a sophisticated cell, but by deranged individuals warped by the hateful propaganda they had seen over the internet, then we're going to have to do more
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to prevent these kind of events from occurring. it will take more than just our military. >> a vote on stricter gun control laws is scheduled in the senate on monday following democrat's marathon filibuster earlier this week. however, house speaker paul ryan poured some cold water on the measures when speaking to nbc's chuck todd. >> we're looking at the corwin amendment and make sure we get this right. the question right now is, if someone is on a terror watch list, are the authorities notified as to whether a person on that list is trying to purchase a gun or not? that is the procedure right now. so the question is, can we make sure that that procedure works the way it is supposed to work. >> on thursday, cia chief brennan delivered an extreme isis threat. >> the fact that isil has been able to rapidly develop capabilities in other countries, this is a global challenge. if the numbers of isil fighters
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now far exceeds what al qaeda had at its height, we're talking about tens of thousands of individuals. >> can you estimate the number? >> right now, we estimate within the syria-iraq area, 18,000 to 22,000 fighters. >> this comes as the latest survey on monkey poll shows one in four americans ranked terrorism as the top issue facing the country. we are also learning new details of the communications the gunman omar mateen made during the deadly rampage. including online and in social media post. >> reporter: we have learned from a source close to the gunman's wife noor zahi salman and omar mateen exchanged text messages during the rampage. she wondered where are you? he said, do you see what's happening? she replied, no. he would add, i love you, babe. we now know the gunman who murdered 49 and wounded 53 used facebook during the bloodshed.
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senator ron johnson writes, mateen searched pulse orlando and shooting as victims lay dying. a senior law enforcement official tells nbc news, during the massacre mateen posted you kill innocent women and children by doing air strikes, now taste islamic state vengeance. armed with two weapons during the shooting, an employee at this gun shop tells us mateen tried to buy ammo and body armor here two months ago. but was turned down because something felt wrong. meantime, the funerals for the victims began, juan guerrero had finished the first year at college. his boyfriend killed by his side will be laid to rest. the first of 49 funerals, in a city overwhelmed with grief. now to politics, democrats must unite in an effort to defeat donald trump but it must transform. that was the message bernie sanders sent in a live stream video to supporters last night.
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the video was touted over the past several days as an important message on the democratic race. however, sanders said he would join hillary clinton to defeat donald trump, but he was nowhere near conceding the democratic primary. >> defeating trump cannot be our only goal. we must continue our grass roots effort to create the america that we know we can become. and we must take that energy into the democratic national convention on july 25th in philadelphia where we will have more than 1,900 delegates. >> well, that was live streaming, and hillary clinton racked up a high profile vote of confidence from former republican deputy secretary of state richard armitage. he served ronald reagan and george h.w. bush. this comes as clinton installs her own chief of staff, effectively taking over operations there, leading into the fall.
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on the republican side, the gop continues to be dismayed by trump's candidacy. here's former new jersey governor kristine todd whitman slamming trump on msnbc's "last word." >> i am too worried about what this campaign is doing to the country, what his rhetoric is, how he'd make us a whole lot more vulnerable to terrorists by some of his language. i think he's a wrong person to be president and he doesn't represent the party in which i group. -- i grew up. >> trump continued his divisive message, but not before getting his mechanical animals a bit mixed up. >> i have read about this place for a long time. where's that horse -- the horse -- hey, you want to hit the papers tomorrow? let's get that horse. i'll ride that horse. the problem is even if i make it, they'll say i fell off the horse and it was terrible. >> the problem is he was talking
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about a mechanical bull. but it seems trump isn't the only one making extreme statements of late. senator john mccain said that president obama was directly responsible for the orlando attack. >> barack obama is directly responsible for it, responsibility for it lies with president obama and his failed policies. because he pulled everybody out of iraq and i predicted at the time that isis would go unchecked and there would be attacks on the united states of america. it's a matter of record. so he is directly responsible. >> mccain attempted to clean up those remarks with nbc's hallie jackson. >> the president had not pulled everybody out of iraq, we would have never seen the rise of isis. so he bears responsibility. >> so i want to be clear. are you back tracking on the statement he's directly responsible? that's the quote. >> i'm saying that the president of the united states' actions
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were responsible because of the full withdrawal of troops from iraq which led to al qaeda going to syria, which then led to isis and the failure to have a strategy to destroy isis has led to attacks on the united states of america and europe. scary moments at a meat loaf concert when the 68-year-old musician collapsed on stage. it hand in the second hour of the show while he was singing "i would do anything for love." he just falls to the floor. moments later security and stage crews surrounded the singer who was transported to a hospital. there is no word yet on his condition or what caused him to chance. a fan who attended the concert tells nbc news he seemed a little out of it during the first hour. he cancelled a concert in calgary on monday due the an illness. walt disney world resort is reviewing safety protocols after the deadly alligator attack. according to a statement, they have closed all the beaches and
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will be adding signage. it is unclear what the signs will entail or if they'll warn against alligators. meanwhile, officials have pulled a couple more gators from the water but still no positive match to the one that killed 2-year-old lane graves. the orange county medical examiner has officially stated the cause of death as drowning and traumatic injuries. the little boy's family released a statement saying, words cannot describe the shock and grief our family is experiencing over the loss of our son. we are devastated and ask for privacy during this extremely difficult time. a deadly assault on a british lawmaker has the u.k. in mourning today. jo cox, a rising member of parliament and a mother of two was attacked yesterday in broad day light. local media reports say a man shot and stabbed her on the street. nearby officers quickly arrested the 52-year-old suspect. it's sent shock waves across the u.k. where gun violence is rare. it bears some resemblance to the
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shooting of gabby giffords who was shot in arizona. as flags on britain government buildings were lowered to half-staff and parties campaigning for and against membership in the e.u. their campaigns, gifford said absolutely sickened to hear of the assassination of jo cox. she was young, courageous and hard working, a rising star and mother and wife. and wildfires are continuing to rage out west, prompting evacuations. the sherpa fire grew overnight and fire crews had to use industrial scale fire retardant. 66 million people across the west are under heat advisories this weekend. just mounting concerns that the hot, dry conditions could fuel more wildfires. ten minutes past the hour. just ahead which major u.s. city is the first to tax soda and sugary sweets?
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well, we showed you the pictures of the fires out west. now we'll add incredible heat on top of that. have thoughts with the firefighters trying to deal with this this weekend. the heat wave is spreading, goes from south carolina and georgia and north florida, 19 million peoplender heat warnings. 30 million plus are under heat watches. the dangerous stuff, this is where it could be historic. tucson could hit 116 degrees on sunday. the hottest temperature ever recorded there is 117. so that's like not a -- not a monthly high. the hottest temperature ever recorded. in the tucson area. phoenix i think you're -- 119 on sunday. monday should be 119. all-time hottest 122. so a lot of red on this map, a lot of oranges in the 80s and 90s. we have a nice day today in the northeast. those big nasty thunderstorms
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over washington, d.c. are over with. saturday's a great day for much of the east coast. and then for father's day, not like the heat goes away either. it's still very hot in the middle of the country. denver, 97. st. louis at 96. but at least the southeast will cool off after a hot day today. it will be looking better over the weekend. >> at least someone is cool. two active duty marines are being investigated in connection with a facebook post that allegedly threatens attacks on gay bars following the deadly mass shooting in orlando. it shows a marine and a rifle with the caption, coming to a gay bar near you. philadelphia is the first to levy a tax on soda. beginning january 1st, there will be a 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sugary and diet beverages. the tax is expected to generate $90 million in revenue. the u.s. marshal plans to auction off belongs from whitey bulger. it includes household items and expensive jewelry including 33
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rolexes. the proceeds will go to the families. pope francis, the great majority of marriages are null because couples don't understand what they're doing. people don't understand the meaning of a lifetime commitment. because they see divorce as an option. meanwhile one of god's scarier creatures had an audience with the pontiff. the 6-month-old tiger was on the stage. but he darted to the side when he went to petit. the handler said his clothing threw him off guard. craig sager is all dressed up. covering his first ever nba final, what a game. the cavaliers got off to the red hot start, dominating down low and everywhere else in front of the home crowd. steph curry he hit plenty of threes but the two-time reigning
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mvp was in foul trouble and for the first time in his career, -- >> unable to get that deflected rebound. and a foul on curry! and curry is going to get a technical. he throws his mouthpiece after fouling out of the game. >> curry threw that mouthpiece and it hit a fan. that was the first time he's ever been ejected from the game. he later said it was a weird feeling. cavs went on the win 115-101 to force a game 7. controversy would ensue and his wife sent out a tweet, ayesha said, i lost all respect, sorry, this is all rigged for money or ratings i'm not sure which. i won't be silent. just saw it live, sorry. but later added, tweeted in the heat of the moment because the call was uncalled for. the warriors host game 7 on sunday. to soccer and the u.s. team facing ecuador in the semifinals of the copa america. jermaine jones passes to u.s. striker clinton dempsey who heads the ball into the net for the first goal of the match.
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the u.s. got their second goal on the assist but dempsey helps the americans to hold on to the win. as we head to father's day weekend a shout out to this dad at the philly's game. he managed to hold his toddler in his lap while managing to hold on to the hot dogs on his food tray and bare hands a foul ball like nobody's business. way to go, dad. coming up, well, the senate votes monday on new gun control legislation and will it reach the president's desk? anyone with type 2 diabetes
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20 minutes past the hour on a friday. all right, so while hillary clinton and donald trump are set to face off against one another in the general election, one person stands in their way. bernie sanders. now, sanders may have given every indication he was ready to step aside for the good of the democratic party, but yesterday's live stream speech shows he's trying to use his new found position of power to change the party from within before he bows out for good. so joining me now is politico reporter daniel strauss to talk about this. good morning. >> good morning. >> is there a chance bernie uses the 1900 delegates he mentioned in the live stream video to mutiny against clinton at the convention? >> i mean, that's certainly what he's saying he's going to do. he have says that he has enough leverage with the amount of delegates he has to provoke some kind of confrontation or some sort of dramatic push on the convention floor to move the democratic platform in a more progressive direction.
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>> so does this leave sanders' supporters confused right now? do they fight on for sander, do they choose clinton, what do they do? >> it's definitely a transition time for sanders' supporters. yesterday, we saw congressman raul grijalva switch from bernie sanders to hillary clinton and i think we'll see more of that. >> interesting to see what happens between now and then. then of course there's this, we have been talking about it all week long. especially with the filibuster in light of the massacre there in orlando. how likely is the chance of congress passing gun control legislation? >> it seems unlikely. there are a number of factionsen the left and the right pushing competing gun proposals and while they're meant to prevent another massacre like orlando, the impasse is between say a
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bill by pat toomey and democrats are one by john cornyn are too strong. >> that leaves not only americans but lawmakers so exasperated because how many times do you have to see a massacre like this to do something about it? whatever your stance is, to make some kind of a change? >> i mean, it's something that i think we're going to continue to wonder about for a while. >> all right, thanks so much for your time. have a good weekend. >> thanks. just ahead, words of sympathy, comfort and reassurance following the devastating tragedy in orlando. ♪ using 60,000 points from my chase ink card i bought all the framework... wire... and plants needed to give my shop... a face... no one will forget. see what the power of points can do for your business. learn re at
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after the devastating attack in orlando this week, everyone from president obama to jimmy fallon offered words and sentiments to help make sense of it all. here's a touch of how it all played out. >> where does this stop? >> you'd think by now we'd be in a different place. >> the news out of orlando yesterday is still impossible to fathom. >> and right now, this just hurts and the worst thing is this pain is so familiar. >> as has been true too many times before, i held and hugged grieving family members and parents and they asked why does this keep happening? >> naturally, we each ask ourselves what can you possibly say in the face of this horror? but then sadly you realize you know what to say, but it's been said too many times before.
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>> i know everyone is angry right now and not really knowing how to react, but this is a time where people are looking to us as a country and how we will react. maybe there's a lesson from all of this. a lesson in tolerance. we need to support each other's differences and worry less about our own opinions. >> as nation we have been inspired by the courage by those who risked their lives and cared for others. >> i do not know the answer. but i wanted to take a moment here tonight to agree with the rapidly growing sentiment in america that it's time to grow up and figure this out. >> out of this darkest of moments, that gives us hope. seeing people reflect. seeing people's best instincts come out. maybe in some cases minds and hearts change. >> this was just one bad guy here. 49 good people and one bad guy.
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and there will always be more good than evil. >> like they say, what is so hard and frustrating -- heart breaking about this, we have been here before. we continue to see it. >> probably do it again. you know, how about the week orlando had? >> so many different things too. all right, thanks for watching today. stay tuned for "way too early." so today once again as has been true too many times before, i held and hugged grieving family members and parents and they asked why does this keep happening? and they pleaded that we do more to stop the carnage. >> the president and vice president console those who lost loved ones in the orlando massacre while urging lawmakers
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who oppose more gun control to explain to those families why more can't be done. meanwhile, senator john mccain blames the president for the massacre that killed 49 people at the pulse nightclub. tense rhetoric that has democrats accusing mccain of following donald trump's lead. and warriors melt down, steph curry loses his cool as lebron james and the cavaliers force the nba finals to game 7. it is 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." good morning, everyone. it is friday, june 17th. i'm alex witt. usually known as a voice of calm amid a combustible campaign season, senator john mccain turned heads yesterday when he said this about president obama. >> barack obama is directly responsible for it. because when he pulled everybody out of iraq, al qaeda went to


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