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>> gorgeous shot behind us. clouds rolling in. might happen on july 4th for the fireworks. i don't know. we'll find out later. we'll be back at 6:00 tonight. >> i'll see you then. tonight historic step, president trump makes an unprecedented visit into north korea, invited across the border by kim jong-un >> we went and met at the line and in meeting at the line i said would you like me to come across he said i would be so honored. >> inside the sudden scramble to pull off the meeti the newly minted press secretary bruised in the jostling, and questions about what happens next breaking news, a deadly plane crash in texas an aircraft goes down at an airport into the hangar killing 10 on board. fighting back, democrats blast comments shared by donald trump jr. questioning kamala harris's race.
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how he is responding tonight trouble in the water as a woman dies from flesh eating bacteria how she got the infection by walking on the beach and how you can stay safe this summer. out of control, a traffic stop turns violent >> stop, stop, stop, put it in park put your hands up! >> a deputy dragged away by a suspect's car and the massive manhunt that follows. and celebrating world pride. >> 50 years ago if this many people would have gathered, we would have all been arrested >> decades after a historic uprising, new strides towards civil rights >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. >> good evening, i'm peter alexander. kate has the night off with a dramatic display of showmanship, president trump became the first sitting american commander in chief to set foot in north korea today,
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meeting that country's leader kim jong-un at the heavily secured demilitarized zone the two sharing a handshake before nearly an hour of private talks agreeing to revive negotiations over north korea's nuclear program. tonight critics call the encounter an empty photo op alongside a murderous dictator with no substantive agreement to show for it. we have two reports beginning with our chief foreign correspondent richard engel in seoul. richard, good evening. >> reporter: well, it is morning now here in seoul and the government is saying that president trump's few steps into north korea were steps toward peace. president trump was first to arrive and walked slowly toward north korea in the no man's land of the demilitarized zone or dmz. still unclear if he was coming, kim jong-un then emerged walking faster to catch up the two leaders shook hands. president trump on south korean soil kim jong-un in the north >> i've never expected to meet you at this place.
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you are the first u.s. president to cross >> president trump asked and was invited to cross. >> i asked him would you like me to come across the line? he said i would be honored to do that. >> the first sitting american president to set foot on north korean soil. that president trump wanted to do this had been circulating for weeks, but the logistics clearly only came together in the last minute security and american and north korean television crews seemed confused and got in each other's way. the president's new press secretary caught up in the scuffle and bruised according to the associated press but real history is often messy. messier still because it all came together 48 hours after an invitation from president trump over twitter kim jong-un stepped over the line into south korea and the ritual was complete. >> a lot of friendships have been made and this has been in
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particular a great friendship, so i just want to thank you. >> reporter: the north korean leader, president trump, his advisers and family members went in for extended talks for almost an hour. the result, a shared goal to resume talks in the next few weeks and appoint negotiators. >> we're not looking for speed we're looking to get it right. >> reporter: the president tweeting, as he departed for home, that stepping into north korea was a great honor. >> richard, for president trump marked the latest bid for a legacy defining deal, but does today get him any closer to that >> reporter: it is possible. having good relations with your adversaries and enemies is important, especially when you're dealing with an authoritarian regime like north korea. it is possible that this will advance relations, but the problem is this was their third meeting and so far north korea hasn't taken any concrete steps to get rid of its nuclear weapons. peter? >> richard engel who is in seoul for us tonight
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richard, thank you the president's historic visit was met by hope and skepticism what does come next? we turn to hans nichols also in seoul. >> reporter: for president donald trump, the first steps toward kim jong-un's position in north korea may be the easiest while president trump says he isn't in a hurry, there are major issues before them the biggest, complete denuclearization his critics call it showmanship, casting the meeting as an elaborate photo op. >> it's worrisome that this president erratically sets up a meeting without the staff work being done it seems like it's all for show. it's not substantive >> reporter: some arguing that trump's dramatic approach will falter as a diplomatic tactic. >> this is a ruthless dictator and when you go forward, you have to have clear focus and a clear mission and clear goals. >> reporter: american intelligence agencies have concluded that north korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear
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arsenal, as mr. trump has demanded full agreement by kim for complete and verifiable denuclearization experts warn may be a stretch, but it could lead to some progress. >> does it mean this is a deal that's going to lead to denuclearization no but it's an interim deal. >> they need some way to get back to the talks and this handshake, think, does that. it resets the relationship. >> reporter: today, president trump seemed to acknowledge that one pathway to peace might require him to lift sanctions before a final agreement is in place. >> i don't like sanctions being on this country. i'm looking forward, but the sanctions remain but at some point during the negotiation things can happen. >> reporter: as trump touted the historic nature, he claimed president barack obama also sought a meeting with kim jong-un, but the north korean leader rejected him.
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the obama administration say that is flatly untrue and the former president never pursued a visit or a meeting. >> hans, thank you very much. breaking news of a small plane crash north of dallas. 10 people were killed after the plane slammed into a hangar. molly hunter has late details. what more have we learned? >> good evening. that's right we're hearing all 10 people on board this twin-engine plane died when it crashed into the hangar it was a beech craft 50 which crashed just after 9:00 a.m. local shortly after taking off from this north texas airport. it's about 15 miles outside of dallas nobody was inside the hangar at the time of the crash according to the faa addison airport was closed for about 40 minutes following the incident it's now reopened and resumed normal operations. the plane was destroyed by the fire according to the faa. the ntsb is investigating the crash and family members are being notified we'll have more details as we get them. >> molly hunter with that breaking news. molly, thank you the 2020 democratic candidates were out in force today defending senator kamala harris after the president's oldest son retweeted then
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deleted a controversial tweet many are condemning as racist. here's nbc's mike viqueira. >> reporter: riding the fresh wave of popularity, senator kamala harris rallied supporters today at a gay pride parade in california, but didn't directly address the issue surrounding her campaign, a racist tweet about her from a right-wing french figure. kamala harris is not an american black. she's half indian and half jamaican i'm so sick of people robbing american blacks like myself. it's disgusting, then retweeted by donald trump junior who added is this true wow. harris's father is a black man born in jamaica. her mother was born in india trump junior later deleted his retweet and in a statement his spokesman tells nbc news once he saw folks were misconstruing the intent of his tweet, he quickly deleted it harris' spokeswoman shot back,
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"this is the same type of racist attacks used against barack obama. it didn't work then and it won't work now." her democratic rivals rushed to her defense. some drawing parallels to donald trump's so-called birther attacks on barack obama. >> it's disgusting. it has no place in our politics. >> reporter: cory booker responded to the tweet with an sples expletive, saying kamala harris doesn't have anything to prove >> the smears against harris come as the issue of race takes center stage in the 2020 campaign >> reporter: front-runner joe biden has found himself a target, because of some of his past positions and comments. today on "meet the press" booker once again took aim saying the eventual democratic nominee should be someone who can talk open and honestly about race >> i'm not sure if vice president biden is up to that task. >> reporter: race relations driving the debate as the campaign intensifies tonight the terrifying florida sheriff's pus.
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nbc's kathy park has the dramatic story >> reporter: this routine traffic stop in central florida on saturday quickly spiraled out of control. >> put your hands up >> reporter: body camera footage from seminole county sheriff's deputy shows his ordering the driver, rocky rudolph jr. to turn off his car several times rudolph refuses and lunges out the window toward the deputy's gun. seconds later the deputy's dash cam shows rudolph racing toward the interstate with the deputy still holding on, dragged authorities say 200 yards before being thrown off the deputy's injuries were non-life threatening locate an attorney for rudolph, who was arrested after an eight-hour manhunt and treated for a gunshot wound to his leg >> he's going to be locked up tonight and he needs to be in there for a very long time.
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>> reporter: the encounter seemed cordial at first, after the deputy pulled rudolph over for tinted windows rocky monty rudolph, jr. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: that name is awesome. >> reporter: but then turned combative when the deputy said he smelled marijuana in the car. >> i'm telling you right now, stop, stop, stop put it in park put it in park. >> reporter: over the last year, similar traffic stops have turned violent across the country. in april an officer in georgia was dragged by a driver trying to flee. last year a suspect turned himself in after dragging an ohio state trooper for one mile. back in florida rudolph faces charges of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer while a deputy is lucky to have survived this traffic stop that was anything but routine kathy park, nbc newse thered to world pride today. this year's event is taking on greater meaning coming 50 years
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after the uprising of stonewall launched the modern gay rights movement joe fryer was in the middle of today's festivities. >> reporter: the streets of new york were packed with a different kind of traffic today. a vibrant parade, the culmination of world pride which is dedicated to the 1969 uprising at the stonewall inn. >> 50 years ago if this many people would have gathered, we would have all been arrested today city of new york is rolling out the red carpet >> reporter: among the parade's grand marshals, members of the gay liberation front, an activist group that organized marches when the streets were far less friendly. today it's clear how much things have changed front and center at the parade, the cast of hosts of the popular tv show is shining a light on the transgender community.
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>> it's exciting that so many people are out here looking to useporter: more than 3 million people have descended upon new york for world pride many of them have lined the streets along the parade route which stretches for 2 1/2 miles. san francisco's famous pride parade also took place today and paris even paid tribute to stonewall through the spirit of that rebellion still echos across the globe including the city where it all started. joe fryer, nbc news, new york. >> that's a party. up next, a warning for anyone going to the beach this summer, how one woman died of flesh-eating bacteria and how you can protect yourself
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a new warning about a flesh-eating bacteria that killed a florida woman morgan chesky has her story, and how you can protect yourself this summer. >> reporter: tonight, as millions plan holiday trips to the coast, a family in mourning after a walk on the beach turned deadly >> there were no warning signs it was a normal day at the beach. >> reporter: wade said it began when his 77-year-old mother stumbled, exposing a three-quarter inch cut to microscopic danger, a bacterial infection so lethal, carolyn died two weeks later after complications from surgery >> maybe if somebody somewhere would have recognized the dangers, they would have told her to get to more urgent care.
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>> reporter: the infection is rare but the cdc says up to one in three people with necrotizing fascitis die, even with treatment. >> some of the earliest symptoms would be an area of redness or swelling that is spreading rapidly. an area that is severely painful and/or associated with fever. >> reporter: experts say since bacteria most commonly enters the body through a break in skin, wash cuts immediately. avoid natural bodies of water that includes hot tubs and even pools. if you see any sign of infection, see a doctor immediately. >> i can't do everything that i was able to do before. >> reporter: for 12-year-old kylie parker, early detection saved her life when she contracted same infection. after multiple surgeries, recovery could still take years. >> there's a possibility that it may affect her to where she may not be able to walk normally. >> reporter: now the flemming family is sharing their mother's story and hope someone will recognize the problem they didn't catch in time >> that's what we're hoping to
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cure right now is to educate people, to let the public know that they can go to the beach, they can have fun, but there are dangers out there. >> reporter: a call for caution ahead of a busy holiday weekend. morgan chesky, nbc news, miami up next in search of health care solutions, one country has been able to cover everyone while lowering drug prices, but what does it cost their taxpayers?
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frightening moments right after a dock collapsed at a south carolina restaurant last night. 20 people fell into the water when the wood cracked beneath
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them during a birthday party people inside that restaurant rushed out to help the guests who fell fortunately, no one was seriously hurt. tonight a stampede followed a fireworks show just after the show ended hundreds ran for their lives some trying to take cover near the stage. one person was shot but is expected to recover. a police officer was also hurt during the stampede. authorities believe the shooter or shooters may have known one another but so far they have made no arrests. it is certain to be among the defining issues of the 2020 campaign, affordable health care a priority for so many americans, already a major talking point for candidates as well we sent our medical correspondent in search of s takes use solutions. to germany to see how that country's system works at a cost and to see what lessons might be learned here >> reporter: chicago native
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courtney wright moved to germany six years ago. she got her masters degree, met her husband marco. now she's working in tech and as a type one diabetic relies on affordable insulin the drug she needs each day to stay alive. i get five of these for 10 euros. >> reporter: which is about $15? >> right >> reporter: in the u.s., where insulin prices are soaring acres box could cost hundreds, even with insurance >> it's heartbreaking where i see stories in the u.s. where they're rationing their insulin or going over the border to get cheaper insulin. >> reporter: germany is a better model for affordable drugs and health care coverage in general. why? all workers contribute part of their salary, about 7%, which is matched by their employer into a public health insurance pool ensuring everyone gets coverage. in germany do they consider health care a right or privilege? >> i ty definitely consider it a right. >> reporter: another major difference germany regulates drug prices and medical costs through an agency made up of doctors, insurance companies, patients
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and lawmakers. they have strict limits on out-of-pocket costs, so no such thing as surprise medical bills. when you go home, will you get a bill >> translator: no. >> reporter: non >> translator: ten euros that she has to pay. >> reporter: i believe people would think that since the system isn't costing people as much, it can't be as good of a system as the u.s. >> very well compared with the u.s. system. >> reporter: now as our country moves towards another election, could there be a new fix for health care by looking at germany, the oldest health care system in the world? dr. john torres, nbc news, berlin an important first to note tonight. for the u.s. armed forces, major general laura yeager is the first woman to lead a u.s. army infantry division. yeager took over this weekend during a ceremony at the training base in california.
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she began her active duty career in 1986 and flew blackhawk helicopters during a combat deployment in iraq yeager will now lead 10,000 soldiers coming up next, making what is old new again how crumbling graffiti in detroit is turning lives around.
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after years of decay, detroit is a city moving toward recovery help is coming from all sorts of places, including a small business devoted to changing the lives of some women who live there and need help the most here's nbc's rehema ellis. >> reporter: this detroit, these walls, so many crumbling, but they hold potential. cycle of p.
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they're sifting through, searching for bits of color, remnants of graffiti unique to this city. for amy peterson, it's a way to build something beautiful and lasting. >> it's really a journey that was inspired originally by the women that i would meet who were living in the shelter. >> reporter: the former sports attorney polished her idea, turning graffiti chips into jewelry, and started a nonprofit called rebel nell. >> i noticed underneath were all these layers and how could we expose those layers and what would it look like >> reporter: the goal? create something unique and empower women to overcome barriers while teaching them about money management and work skills so far 22 women have been through the program. >> the women that i've been able to be around on a daily basis are so incredible and uplifting. >> reporter: business is growing. jewelry sold online and now in retail stores in 11 states helping women like michelle thompson
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how much experience did you have in making jewelry? >> i didn't have any experience. the most i had was putting beads on a string. >> reporter: homeless with a young daughter, her case worker steered her to rebel nell, and in less than two years, promoted to assistant production manager. >> i love it. >> i love you. >> reporter: with the help of rebel nell, she moved into her own home >> i've never had a group of people so proud of me outside of family this is my family. >> reporter: designing a future, turning one art form into another. rehema ellis, nbc news detroit. >> what a beautifuy >> that is for this sunday. lester holt will be in tomorrow. i'm peter alexander. for all of us here at nbc news, have a great evening good night
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right now at 6:00. the power of pride, thousands of people took to the streets of san francisco for the parade, a lot of fun and came with an unexpected interruption. the news at 6:00 starts right now. thank you for joining us, i am terry mcsweeney. >> in their year's pride parade included some star power, kamala harris. >> lili tan is joining us in san francisco with more on that. >> reporter: this is day three of pride for me. i have to say the energy and excitement is just as high or if not higher than day one. many ended here at civic center plaza and also where w


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