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i'm mike emanuel in washington. "the story" guest hosted by melissa francis starts right now. have a good evening, god bless america. >> indeed, thanks, mike. this is a fox news alert. a state of emergency has been declared in maryland following a devastating flood. i melissa francis into micro martha maccallum. for the second time in less than two years ellicott city is reeling from flash flooding that has trapped folks in their homes and cars and destroyed local businesses. in moments we are going to be joined by the young woman who shot this footage and has now found herself at the center of this devastation not once, but twice. but we begin tonight with a desperate search for national guardsmen eddison hermond. true to his profession he tried to help his fellow citizens last night only to get swept away by the raging waters.
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authorities giving this update a short time ago. >> it was a pretty chaotic scene when we arrived on scene. multiple people trapped within vehicles and in buildings and they were obviously our first priority. >> in regards to the missing person, 39-year-old male, he was at a restaurant on main street with some other folks trying to hold a door from the water trying to come in. a lady approached and indicated she was trying to find her cat. he, along with some other folks, went back to a sister and unfortunately during that effort they saw him go under the water and not surface. >> we have also searched the river pretty extensively with human assets and cadaver dogs searching for victims and the missing person. in that aspect of things we are still in the active rescue mode. >> melissa: rich edson reports
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live tonight from ellicott city, maryland. rich. >> good evening, melissa. officials say they are still searching for eddison hermond. that effort continues here, nearby ellicott city just about 24 hours ago he was eating at a restaurant 50 to 100 yards down main street. we are not allowed to go to that portion but that's where a lot of the recovery efforts are concentrated. officials say they also performed about 300 rescues because of last night's floodin flooding. today you essentially have the cleanup. this entire area you are looking at now -- first off, much of it was underwater about 24 hours ago and during the day today if you can see the tracks in the sand there, those were cars that cruised and were moving from this area. all throughout this stream as well. throughout the day you've got tow trucks just pulling cars up from the lower part of that road down there. police is say the area down the is all washed away.
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this is a reminder, this is the second time this has happened in less than two years and business owners in the area say they are getting tired of it. >> so now here we are again and it's sad, but i said to my husband, is this our new normal? is this what is normal now, for us every couple of years to have to dig this place out? >> you always pray that it's not going to happen again, but every time it rains hard you say a hail mary and hope it's not the time and here we are. it was the time. >> that july 2016 storm that flooded much of this area because tens of millions of dollars in damage and also killed two people. a number of the business owners we spoke to in this area they they had been repairing over the last couple of years. that brewery owner that we just heard from, the second menu just heard from, he said that he had just finished repairs about a few weeks ago and then this
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happened. melissa. >> melissa: so devastating. rich edson, thank you. joining us now is ellicott city resident kelly harris who has twice survived to the historic flooding in her town. thank you so much for joining us tonight. the water came in. you were trapped, a firefighter had to help you climb out of your building. tell us about that. >> it was actually just so surreal living through it all again. in 2016 i was able to just walk out my front door with a small bag of toiletries and not even a change of clothes and this time the water didn't reseed enough for me to go out my front door so i took a couple of bags and was able to climb out the back on the rooftops and down the ladder with the fireman who helped me. >> melissa: what was going through your mind? this is the second time that you have run for your life, did you think how could this be happening again? what did you think? >> absolutely i did.
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the only thing that was going through my mind as it was starting is that this isn't rea real. i was in complete shock and i didn't believe it was really happening and until the building started collapsing and cars were coming down the street i honestly didn't believe that it was happening again and once it started i started freaking out, obviously and started packing a bag and planning for what was going to come next and kind of going down the checklist of things that i should have done last time but shouldn't of had to do again. but here i was stuck doing them again. >> melissa: for people who have never been in that situation, it is very difficult to understand how quickly the water comes. what is the time like in that instant? >> it's fast and it's slow. feels like it's going in slow motion but the way water takes
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things down will like it weighs nothing. cars were just coming down like they were just toys. and it rose up so fast i started ripping things out so quickly that i didn't even know if i was actually safe in my apartment because it's a stone building that i live in and i'm on the third floor apartment with the way things were coming down around me i had no idea if i was safe or not. >> melissa: it did eventually collapse, is that what you said? >> i'm not sure actually of the status of my building. i don't believe it's collapsed. i think everything is still standing where i live, but everything else -- i know they have assessed everything today and have lists of places that are safe and places you can't go in. the only things i looked at are my building where i live in the salon that i work out of the street which we will have access
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to with assistance tomorrow. >> melissa: i want to ask a question i think our whole audience is wondering right now as they watch this, which is will you go back? it happened twice. >> that's a great question. honestly i don't have a good answer for it. after the flood of 2016 we rallied and we came back as a community stronger than ever and i became close with all my neighbors in a way that we never were before and we really rallied around each other and brought each other back and we were almost back to full capacity operating like we were before and now this happens. we are all just questioning if we are going to go back or not. i live on main street, i work on main street and my entire life is on main street. it is my home and that's why i went back after 2016, because it is home. i have built my life for myself here and i don't want to have to leave, but honestly experiencing
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this twice in under two years is incredibly traumatic and i don't have a good answer for if i'm going to come back or not. >> melissa: i know i read off of the first one you were scared that it was going to happen again or that you would be alone in the building and when this happened were you alone at the time, was there anyone else around? >> i live alone and actually my neighbors just recently moved out. all the buildings are connected on main street but the building that i live in, i am totally alone. there's nothing underneath it, there's no retail space that is taken up and i don't have any neighbors so it was literally just me and my building. >> melissa: if you decide not to go back, do you have any idea where you would go instead? >> no, i don't. i'm from denver so it's always an option to move back out west but like i said ellicott city is my home in the life that i felt for myself is here.
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i don't know. i have no idea. >> melissa: for people watching out there tonight you said -- it struck me, you said there were things you are thinking you should have done last time that you didn't do. what were some of those things? >> grabbing things for the long term because the last time things weren't in place as fast as they were this time. we didn't have access to our building for a week so i didn't even have a change of clothes, i had to go to target and buy toothpaste and a toothbrush and all those kinds of things. i grabbed all my toiletries, shampoo, conditioner. a change of clothes to last me for about a week. i didn't make the best decisions in my choice of clothes, but whatever. just those kinds of things. shampoo, conditioner, dryer, straightener. >> melissa: was that precious time that maybe you should have run for it when you were collecting their things? was that one thing you are thinking about, was do i have
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time to grab the stuff? >> i had nowhere to go, honestly. the fire department came in. they came into my building and told me to stay put because i don't have an exit out the back of my building and the only way through the front is where the river, what the flood was, where the water was coming through. that's the only way i have out. so the fire department came in, make sure i was safe and told me to stay put and so i was stuck. i was helpless. i set up a window and just had to watch the water ravage everything. >> melissa: that must've been so terrifying. we can even imagine. thank you so much for sharing your story or tonight. if you are blessed that you made it out and we are happy for that. thank you. >> thank you. >> melissa: still ahead tonight, chelsea clinton's memorial day message to president trump, it was you "degrade what it means to be american." her comments and why some americans say she's right.
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plus the white house was working overtime to seal the deal on the meeting with kim jong un and the president's latest move and how north korea is responding. that's next. >> he's playing this like ronald reagan played reykjavik and i think his achievement will be as great or greater. when it's all finished, let's hope. ♪ from geico to esurance saved an average of $412. that's auto and home insurance for the modern world. esurance, an allstate company. click or call. paying too much for insurance that isn't the right fit? well, esurance makes finding the right coverage easy. in fact, drivers who switched from geico to esurance saved an average of $412. that's auto and home insurance for the modern world. esurance, an allstate company. click or call.
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>> melissa: breaking tonight, the race is on to salvage president trump's june meeting with kim jong un after a wild week that put it in jeopardy. a u.s. delegation hitting the ground in north korea to "make arrangements" for the singapore summit scheduled to take place a few weeks from tomorrow. this comes after a surprise meeting where kim apparently reaffirmed his commitment to "completely denuclearize the korean peninsula." kristin fisher is live at the white house with the latest developments. kristin buried >> tonight, whether or not the summit is actually going to happen is still very much in question, but tonight and today there really have been some new developments that are making it seem like the summit may very well be back on track and the latest little mug it that today president trump spoke on the phone with japan's prime minister shinzo abe in the white house said the two agreed to meet in person and i quote to
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continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the united states and north korea. that's the statement from the white house calling the summit expected and then of course right now we know of at least two teams that are overseas preparing for this summit. at one is in singapore led by the deputy -- white house deputy chief of staff joe hagan. the other team is a north korea led by veteran american diplomat and u.s. ambassador to the philippines, he's facing off against the north korean vice foreign minister whose explosive remarks from last week threatening a nuclear to nuclear showdown and calling mike pence of political dummy were partially responsible for president trump canceling the summit. but since then an about-face on twitter and in remarks to the oval office on saturday. >> a lot of people are working on it. it's moving along very nicely. we are looking at june 12th in singapore. that hasn't changed.
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and it's moving along pretty well. we will see what happens. >> some lawmakers on capitol hill including some republicans worry that with just two weeks to go that there's not enough time to properly prepare for a meeting of this magnitude but the president's personal attorney rudy giuliani said on "fox news sunday" that this is all playing out perfectly. >> he canceled it and now we have kim jong un on back where he was before talking about wanting to do it, meeting with the leader of south korea, so i don't want to raise expectations, but i think the president's strategy has played out really brilliantly. >> after that surprise meeting on saturday the president of south korea said north korean leader kim jong un committed to complete denuclearization of the korean peninsula, which is exactly what the white house wants, but of course the north koreans aren't really known for keeping their word and many americans, american
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officials, are worried that they remain deeply skeptical that the north koreans are going to continue to lie and that they would never officially entirely abandon all of their nuclear weapons, but of course tonight president trump is continuing to try to change that. >> melissa: every day the story changes and evolves. thank you. here now is jason chaffetz, former utah congressman and a fox news contributor. we also have why jay fisher, former state department diplomat under president obama who helped implement the iran nuclear deal. thanks to both of you for joining us. i will start with you, in some ways were usually orange and mentioned the idea of expectations in this on-again, off-again. in some ways it's helpful because it limits the expectations for the summit. >> i think that's exactly right. i think the question is how
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president trump is going to use this time. is he going to prepare for success? even if the summit gets rescheduled it could easily get canceled again. if you look at what president trump has done to date, he said overstated what he had achieved and he has insisted on a maximalist position from the north koreans. if you look at how nixon approached mao and how reagan approached gorbachev when they negotiated, that's not how they prepared for success. >> melissa: one of the things the president always says is if you are going to think, you might as well think big. he wouldn't start in negotiation from your minimal position. you start from what the absolute most that you want, don't you? >> what's fundamentally different here is donald trump is actually at the negotiating table. that didn't happen under obama. it didn't happen with secretary quentin. it didn't happen with secretary carey. the very fact that they are actually having this dialogue, bringing home hostages, they have made huge, far more progress than anything else before and i think donald trump
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in conjunction with mike pompeo as the secretary of state are moving this in exactly the right direction. and whether or not it happens actually on the 12th or not. but it's moving in the right direction. >> melissa: one of the biggest concerns that everyone has mentioned is how do you verify that he is actually telling the truth? especially if they come to some agreement. i would ask you a somebody who is involved in the iran nuclear deal. we heard about those anytime, anywhere inspections and it doesn't seem like that actually happened or the things that you would do differently this time in order to make sure that we could actually inspect? >> i think it's a great question. i think it's going to be the hardest part of the deal and i actually think that ultimately president trump will be very happy if he could get a deal as good as the iran nuclear deal because it is so unlikely that we are going to get the level of comprehensive verification with north korea's program. north korea is so much further along, it's really quite
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complicated. and i would also just add in this discussion i think it's really also important to talk about what is president trump going to put on the table? i would even ask the congressman how he feels about reports that president trump was willing to pull u.s. troops out of south korea and that was even before north korea made a single concession. those troops are protecting the peace in south korea and serving as a deterrent to china and i think we need to ask what is the u.s. willing to put on the tabl table? >> melissa: before we pivoted that let's tackle the idea of going in and authenticating and what's actually going on because she said the president would be lucky to get a good a deal as we got as with iran. we know that was a terrible deal because we never got a chance to going to look at anything. jason, do you think you would actually agree to a deal like the iran deal? you through that one of the wastebasket. >> no. exactly. donald trump tore that agreement up because there was no verification. you could not get there. if you had have weeks in advance, they could easily move the material. as chairman of the oversight committee i wanted to go to
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iran. they said no, you can go. what kind of verification is that? donald trump is leading. this is different than what you are used to dealing with, which is leading from behind. donald trump is leading from the front and its peace through strength. it is a page out of ronald reagan's book and it's making sure that we have the strongest possible position economically and militarily. that's what brought kim jong un to the table as well as the chinese and our partnership with south korea and japan is going to make the best difference. >> melissa: i like her question about what's an appropriate thing to give in exchange. what do you think would be appropriate? >> i would argue that we actually had a great model with what we did in iran where we had a sort of an approach where iran had to dismantle its nuclear program and had to do that first and then it got economic concessions. i know that one of the gripes that people had --
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>> melissa: they just moved it under another name into another location. they didn't dismantle their program. >> iran did dismantle its program. we had inspectors on the ground who verified that more than ten times. when you look at even what prime minister was alleging that iran had actually violated, he was saying it was just the original intent back in the day of whether they had a nuclear program. >> melissa: he said they moved it to a new location with all the same people and that they just changed the name of the project. >> only the documents. >> melissa: i saw him do it live, i did read the documents. that's what he said. >> but if you actually look at their nuclear program there is no evidence of any cheating by iran and the weapons inspectors verified that more than ten times. >> melissa: they did. we are out of time. thanks to both of you, we appreciated. thank you. coming up we are tracking
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>> melissa: we are closely tracking subtropical form alberto, a system that has officially made landfall now northwest of panama city, florida, . its path still threatening multiple southern coastal states right now packing heavy rain, potential flash flooding and even possible tornadoes. correspondent bill keating is live in panama city, florida, monitoring this the conditions. >> high matt, melissa. the wind and the sandblasting remains a problem right now here on the panama city beach. some young ladies who have cabin fever were out here checking out the rough surf.
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we want to go home because it's so painful. but the rains have stopped for now. you can see off to the right are dark bands of rain on the backside of the subtropical storm. raining throughout the panhandle for the rest of this evening. alberto, the subtropical storm actually made landfall about 60 or 90 minutes ago. it's now pushing northward, pushing inland. the threat of rains and flash flooding remains for the entire south, 4-8 inches of rain can come. isolated spots. as for the surf, it remains dangerous. rip currents, everybody along the gulf coast told not to go into the water. you could stand on that beach, but don't go in the water because it simply is life-threatening. some people did venture out after being locked up for three days because of the relentless rain that are now heading north
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into the inland of the united states. they came out, they try to have a little bit of fun here, but tens of millions of dollars were lost in tourism revenue, blown away because people cancel plans, didn't make their trips down to the beaches in florida. many events actually got canceled. a memorial day parade in sarasota. and also a beach party in fort lauderdale on saturday. nothing but nonstop rain. 21 beach gore, former marine, purple heart recipient was that he's basically just taking it all in stride. >> it's been a wash. we are together, we are happy. i can't do anything but tan and nothing like that, but read books and just relax. that's all we are here for, is just to relax. it's better than doing it up in georgia. >> good advice. if states of emergency remain in effect for the florida panhandle, alabama and
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mississippi, all of the rains that have been dumping on the sunshine state, very sunny past three days, will not be moving into the tennessee valley in western carolina's tomorrow. >> melissa: thank you. stay safe. also developing tonight, former first daughter chelsea clinton out promoting her new book and taking direct aim at president trump. the daughter of hillary clinton saying i think the way our president and many people around him have not only mainstreamed hate, but mainline did it so deeply dangerous. i don't agree with what he's doing to degrade what it means to be an american. joining me now is spokesperson for the republican national committee and john summers. democratic strategist and former communications director for senator harry reid. what do you think of those comments? >> the clintons, both chelsea and her mother hillary, have a
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very odd habit of insulting a broad swath of america by saying president trump has mainstreamed hate. very reminiscent of those comments her mother made about americans being deplorable and irredeemable. but president trump, he embodies what it means to be an american. he's a self-made billionaire. he conquered the political scene and i was providing access to the american dream for millions of americans. you look across, unemployment being down, wages being up, tax cuts. he's empowering americans. he is what it means to be american on those comments were insulting and absurd. >> melissa: john? >> i think it's interesting that she has to go back two years to find something bad to recite about hillary clinton. but the reality is we hear negative things and quite frankly bullying from the president of the united states just about every single day. usually in the form of twitter. i think when we talk about degrading american values, we are all proud to be americans, but when you talk about the president degrading american values, it's not an american
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value to criticize john mccain for his historic military service. it's not an american value to rip apart thousands of families as we are seeing happening right now. it's not an american value to undermine the u.s. justice system. i think there are a very serious concerns worthy of can stomach discussion. >> melissa: the problem is every time i hear clinton degrading the office of the president i think about the office and monica lewinsky and a cigar and i think i don't know how much more it can be degraded when as a woman as i hear them talking about dignity and respect and all these things, it comes out hit hypocritical. >> no doubt, it absolutely does come out hypocritical. what was degrading to americans was bill clinton's actions in the oval office. what was degrading to americans was benghazi. degrading to a americans was bleach bit or the quid pro quo corruption at the clinton foundation. that was degrading to americans. it is not degrading to enforce
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borders, raise economic prospects for millions of americans and dominate on the foreign policy realm, which is exactly what president trump is doing. chelsea should take an inward look at she wants to talk about degrading. >> melissa: she's out there talking in order to promote a book. it's what we all do. that's how you get people chattering and to take a shot at the president is very smart because it kind of gets her name in the headlines. i wonder beyond promoting a book, do you feel like she's a good spokesperson to go out there, talks about her having a political life going forward. did she strike he was a good spokesperson? >> i think she strikes me as a levelheaded spokesperson. she isn't necessarily the best sound bite, but i want to go back to the monica lewinsky thing because i think that analogy is just rich when you look at the president that we have right now who was called women pigs, who has bragged about assaulting women. this president has a terrible
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record when it comes to the way he treats women and i think that that's not something that should be overlooked and we shouldn't become numb to the things that this president said and just write it off as trump being trump. >> melissa: i don't think anybody is dismissing any of the things that president trump has done. there's no excuse for that either. the ones that are true or what people have said. who knows about the ones that are not true. but it's the idea that someone is criticizing him from a pedestal when they themselves and their family have this thing in their background. this is kind of come again as a woman, it just makes me cringe and feels hypocritical. >> it's the height of hypocrisy. if you look at president trump. president trump has empowered women. sarah sanders, kellyanne conway. the first email cia director. going back to the real estate company. the first person in commercial real estate to put women at the highest levels to become executives. that is his record with women. chelsea clinton, if you're going to go out make this argument, bill clinton is going to come up
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in the verifiable facts about what happened in the oval office with monica lewinsky is a very dark period in our history. >> melissa: what's good for the goose is good for the gander. the minute you start talking about it on one side than trump's history comes up. that's fair game, right? >> i think it's right and i think it's more relevant because as we know chelsea clinton was just a child when all of that happened. >> melissa: the other happened in the white house. i think for a lot of people out there that's the difference, somebody who at the time being paid to be our president was there with and entering. whatever. that's a discussion for another time. we will let that one go. coming up, and iraq war veteran battle against the opioid epidemic. find out about his incredible story and what he's doing to help his fellow vets fight, next. ♪ t people want to buy this house. but you got this! rocket mortgage by quicken loans makes the complex simple. understand the details and get approved in as few as eight minutes. by america's largest mortgage lender.
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some of our nation's finest especially hard. the number of veterans addicted to opioids has risen more than 50% between 2010 and 2015. it's a problem that my next guest knows all too well. kevin was serving with the marines in iraq when he was hit by an ied and severely injured. the road to healing was long, requiring 32 surgeries. kevin soon found himself struggling with opioid addiction, but it is a battle that kevin is now winning. he is in long-term recovery and has made it his life's work to help his fellow veterans combat opioid abuse. here now is kevin remley, marine combat veteran, purple heart recipient and coordinator of veterans treatment court. thank you so much for your service. it has been far and wide. talk to me a little bit about -- you were in there for two years, you had 32 surgeries. you made it through all of that, but then you're stuck with with an addiction. how did you overcome that?
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>> will thank you for having me and happy memorial day to you. i, like many veterans, was discharged from the hospital and i had a lost sense of purpose. i didn't really know what my next steps were, but i did have opioids and i found opioids really helped me address the physical ones, but also the psychological wounds of war. but i was fortunate enough to have a support system and family members that really encouraged me to get the support that i needed and go to the asheville va and from there i was put on a medication-assisted treatment. i really credited with saving my life. >> melissa: i know that you went on, you used the g.i. bill to get an education and you wanted to go into social work to help others. you were an intern -- you were interned at this amazing program which is not what you advocate
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for that takes a different approach for veterans. tell us what this group does. >> it's the veterans treatment core and in lieu of sending our veterans to prison, they complete -- 18 months plus where we focus on treatment and rehabilitation and really getting to the source of the suffering that led to the negative outcomes for our veterans. and the exciting part too is not only are they held accountable for their actions and they receive the proper treatment, but we are finding this kind of renewed sense of hope and purpose at the end of their journey so they have a stable job, stable house and a year after graduation from the veterans treatment core they are eligible to have their charges dismissed. >> melissa: we should say these are for nonviolent offenders. you say that you spent about half of your time doing therapy
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with people who have been through what you've been through and have face that struggle and want to talk you about how you've made it through to the other side. if you spend the other half of your time trying to make sure that this program continues for those down the road. how widespread, how many people do you think that this could help? >> well, we know that problem-solving courts are incredibly effective. just sending an individual to prison, there's a 50% chance that they are going to return. they are going to recidivate. but when we look at the results of specialty courts like the veterans treatment court in drug court, nationally we only have a 3% recidivism rate. as we are looking kind of at where we want to go with the future of our justice system, i am a big advocate for second chances. i was given a second chance and a second chance really saved my life. i'm seeing the amazing results that can come when we work
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one-on-one with these veterans and say, you know what, you were a hero, you may be at zero right now but we are going to get you back there. >> melissa: you say on this memorial day there are a lot of people watching who would like do something. you have a very simple action item for people who are watching, what they can do, tell us about it. >> that's right. i really just encourage everyone on this special memorial day to just go up to a veteran and simply ask how they are doing. all the training and interventions that i've gotten through the years of education, it's fascinating because the most effective way that we can support a veteran is simply to be there as empathic and caring, loving, compassionate friends, and that was what got me through this journey and i really encourage others to do the same. >> melissa: it is the very least that we could do for our men and women who have served this country. kevin, thank you so much. thank you for coming on tonight
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and sharing your story. i'm sure there are people that you have helped out there tonight. happy memorial day and thank you again for your service. >> thank you. >> melissa: up next, army troop reunites after a tragedy 11 years ago. together they lead a small town parade and give true meaning to honoring memorial day. you will not want to miss it. >> memorial day actually has a very deep meaning. it's a day of honor. i feel like people forget that. it's not veterans day, it's memorial day, for heroes. ♪ l thing about polident is the fact that it's very, very tough on bacteria, yet it's very gentle on the denture itself. polident consists of 4 powerful ingredients that work together to deep clean your denture in hard to reach places. that work together paywell, esurance makes itnce you dsimple and affordable.
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>> melissa: on memorial day 2007 and army troops deployed in iraq went on an emergency rescue mission when they were suddenly ambushed. six soldiers died in the attack. tim lived through that mission and on this memorial day, the hometown hero was asked to be a grand marshal in his small town of highlands new jersey. tim agreed but under the condition that the rest of his brothers be there too. with the help of go fund me the town got the troops back
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together and if only you were there to capture their reunion 11 years later. >> it's undescribable. losing friends right in front of you and not being able to do anything about it. we lost six that day. >> it was a dark mission. down aircraft recovery mission and they gave us the location to go, and we went and we got ambushed on the way there and lost a few guys and i didn't even know it was memorial day until we got back. >> memorial day, it was a tough day for all of us. it's one of those things that just kind of punches you in the stomach and takes the breath away. but luckily i've got some good troopers over there to help us all through it. timmy standing by us, getting us
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altogether. it just makes it a little bit easier. >> the commander of the american legion called me up one day and asked me if i wanted to do it and i wasn't sure if i di did. i don't ever want to do stuff on that day, it's very personal and when he said grand marshal, i said let me get back to you and i called up some of the guys that i was with on that memorial day. i wanted to make sure they knew that it was going to be a bigger parade than anything that they've seen. >> we are brothers. that's all it is. combat vets. we always stick together. we always have each other's back. so it was an honor. >> memorial day, it's a tough day. a lot of people like to go out there and enjoy themselves and barbecue it up and maybe have a few and that's fine, but i like
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to remember, not just for the people that we lost, but the people before us. we are pretty fortunate to be in a place that we are at and it's because of them that we are able to do a lot of stuff that we are able to do today. >> it's not veterans day, it's a day where we remember those who died in the service of our country. >> i haven't looked forward to a memorial day in 11 years because there's billboards, those radio commercials. memorial day sale, memorial day giveaway and it's just a lot more somber for me. it's a day of honor, it's not a day of summer. i feel like people forget that. >> this one is different because i've got my brothers here. i haven't seen some of these guys in about ten, some people about 12 years. so being able to see them, it really makes me happy. it makes me feel like me again. >> my friend jonathan, his wife and his son are coming and he never got to know his son.
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>> life. liberty. the pursuit of happiness. you have the joys of life, the joys that i gave up so that you can relish in them. a cool breeze in the air. the gentle spring grass on your bare feet. the warm summer sun on your face. family. friends. and freedom. never forget where it all came from. it came from sacrifice, the supreme sacrifice. don't waste it. don't waste any of your time on this earth.
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live a life that honors the sacrifice of our fallen heroes. remember them always. and make every day. >> tucker: good evening and welcome to the ultimate final exam, a very special edition of "tucker carlson tonight." for the past several months we've been putting the tops news gatherers here at fox to the test to see which one has been paying attention to the news they cover and which ones haven't. it all began last july with our first ever news quiz that featured peter doocy and a little elizabeth prann. here's round one. >> bring it on. >> welcome to you both. >> this is my nightmare. if i get one. >> tucker: i think you're going to do great. here are the rules, i'm going to ask the question. the first one of you to buzz in on our specially made police vehicle buzzers get to answer the questio


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