Nightly News Full Broadcast - March 20

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20 Mar 202419:06

Summary

TLDRThe video script captures a dynamic range of topics, beginning with a legal battle over Texas's controversial immigration law, SB-4, which allows state and local authorities to arrest and potentially deport migrants. It highlights the uncertainty among local law enforcement about their roles following mixed signals from federal courts. Additionally, the script covers a dramatic inmate escape in Idaho, a devastating house explosion in Utah, and the challenges of the migrant crisis in small towns versus big cities. It also touches on diversity program bans in Alabama, a fiery impeachment inquiry into President Biden, and major tech grants announced in Arizona to boost the economy. The narrative concludes with concerns over Princess Kate's health privacy breach and the divide in small town Fremont, Nebraska, over migrant integration to fill job vacancies.

Takeaways

  • ⚖️ A federal appeals court is deliberating on a controversial Texas immigration law allowing local authorities to arrest and deport migrants, which was temporarily halted just after the Supreme Court's approval.
  • 🚨 There's an ongoing manhunt for an inmate who escaped with an accomplice's help, injuring three correction officers during the breakout from an Idaho hospital.
  • 💥 An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a deadly house explosion in Utah that scattered debris across a neighborhood.
  • ❄️ Despite the arrival of spring, parts of the Northeast are experiencing snow, with more wintry weather expected across the U.S.
  • 🏛️ In Alabama, a new law bans all diversity programs at public colleges and state agencies, stirring controversy and potential legal challenges.
  • 🔍 The House impeachment inquiry into President Biden heats up with testimonies from former Hunter Biden business associates, but no definitive evidence of a crime has been presented.
  • 📈 President Biden announces multibillion-dollar tech grants in Arizona to boost semiconductor manufacturing, promising thousands of new jobs.
  • 🇬🇧 An investigation is launched into a potential breach of Princess Kate's medical records at a London hospital.
  • 🌐 The small town of Fremont, Nebraska, is divided over welcoming migrants to fill job vacancies, despite a local ordinance aiming to deter illegal residency.
  • 📚 Amidst debates on diversity and immigration, various U.S. regions and sectors face challenges in adapting to changing demographics and economic needs.

Q & A

  • What is the controversial Texas immigration law discussed?

    -The controversial Texas immigration law, known as SB-4, allows state and local authorities to arrest migrants suspected of crossing the southern border illegally and permits state judges to deport them.

  • What was the federal appeals court's reaction to the Texas immigration law?

    -The federal appeals court appeared skeptical of the Texas immigration law during a hearing, questioning the state's claim to have the right to remove illegal aliens.

  • Why did Texas implement measures such as placing razor wire and buoys at the border?

    -Texas implemented measures like razor wire and buoys to deter migrants from crossing illegally, as part of its efforts to manage what Governor Greg Abbott described as a catastrophic situation at the border.

  • What led to an inmate's escape in Idaho, according to the script?

    -An inmate escaped in Idaho after an armed accomplice ambushed officers at a hospital, opened fire, wounding three corrections officers, and then fled with the inmate in a gray sedan.

  • What was the cause of the deadly house explosion in Utah?

    -The cause of the deadly house explosion in Utah, which occurred in the town of American Fork, was under investigation at the time of the report.

  • What does the new law signed by the Governor of Alabama entail regarding diversity programs?

    -The new law signed by the Governor of Alabama bans all diversity programs across universities and government agencies in the state, with any program involving a 'divisive concept' not receiving state funding.

  • What allegation did Lev Parnas make during the GOP's Biden impeachment inquiry?

    -Lev Parnas, a former Rudy Giuliani associate, accused Republicans of acting as Russia's accomplices by pushing the same Russian narrative of propaganda during the GOP's Biden impeachment inquiry.

  • What economic benefits does President Biden announce in Arizona related to the tech grants?

    -President Biden announced $8.5 billion in grants and an additional 11 billion in loans to semiconductor manufacturer Intel for the construction and expansion of facilities in Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico, and Oregon, which is projected to create nearly 20,000 construction jobs.

  • What was the focus of the investigation concerning Princess Kate's medical records?

    -The investigation focused on allegations that three staff members at the London Clinic tried to access Princess Kate's personal medical information without authorization, raising concerns about a data breach.

  • How is the small town of Fremont, Nebraska, responding to its need for workers in contrast to major cities' stance on migrants?

    -Fremont, Nebraska, is encouraging more legal migrants to fill job openings, unlike major cities that have declared reaching a breaking point with the number of arriving migrants. Fremont sees the need for migrants to fill positions, especially in the meatpacking industry, as a solution to its labor shortage.

Outlines

00:00

📜 Texas Immigration Law in Federal Appeals Court

The fate of a controversial Texas immigration law is now in the hands of a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel is hearing arguments over the law that was put on hold just hours after the Supreme Court allowed it to take effect. The law would let Texas authorities arrest and deport migrants, but the Biden administration argues that the state doesn't have that authority. The judges appeared skeptical of the law, and the legal back and forth has left local law enforcement uncertain about their roles and what comes next. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is standing by the law, citing the record number of migrants and the Biden administration's lack of action to stop them. The situation has led to a tense political climate between the state and federal government.

05:00

🚨 Urgent Manhunt for Escaped Inmate and Gunman

Authorities in Idaho are conducting an urgent manhunt for an escaped inmate and an armed accomplice who ambushed officers at a hospital. Skylar Meade was treated and released from the hospital for self-inflicted injuries when the accomplice opened fire, injuring three officers. The suspect and inmate then fled in a gray sedan. The police believe this was a coordinated attack to free Meade from custody. Meade, a member of a white supremacist gang, had been in prison for eight years after shooting at a deputy during a high-speed chase and was eligible for parole in 2026. The public is urged not to approach the suspects and to call 911 if they are spotted.

10:06

💥 Deadly House Explosion in Utah

A predawn explosion destroyed a duplex in American Fork, Utah, south of Salt Lake City. Officials reported that the body of a woman was found in the fiery rubble, while another person was safely evacuated. The cause of the explosion is currently under investigation. The incident has raised concerns among local residents and authorities are working to determine what led to the tragic event.

15:06

❄ Spring Snow in the Northeast

Despite it being spring, parts of Upstate New York and Connecticut are experiencing snowfall, with more expected in the Midwest. Al Roker provides a weather update, stating that winter weather advisories stretch from Montana to the Northeast. Snow is expected to spread from Montana into North Dakota, with heavy rain forecasted for Texas and the Gulf. A southern system will bring steady snow in the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes, followed by heavy, soaking rains in the Southeast. Systems merging along the East Coast on Saturday could bring heavy rain along I-95 and heavy snow into New England, with snow/rainfall amounts ranging from one to three inches from Florida to the Northeast. A second storm from Sunday to Monday is expected to bring heavy snow to the Northern Plains, indicating that winter weather is not yet over.

🏛️ Alabama Bans Diversity Programs in Public Institutions

Alabama has become the latest state to target diversity programs at public colleges and other state agencies. The governor of Alabama signed a new law banning all diversity programs across universities and government agencies. The law, passed with overwhelming Republican support, is likely to face legal challenges for its broad sweep. As of October 1st, any program involving a divisive concept cannot receive state funding. Governor Kay Ivey cited the refusal to allow the use of taxpayer funds to push a liberal political movement on college campuses or elsewhere. Civil rights advocates argue that the law tramples on the constitutional rights of students and faculty, and its vagueness could lead to fear and direct impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) offices across the state.

🔥 Impeachment Inquiry Intensifies

The impeachment inquiry into President Biden heats up with a fiery exchange during a House hearing. Republicans questioned former Hunter Biden business associates, despite President Biden's denials of involvement in his son's businesses. The witnesses, including Hunter's former business associate Jason Galanis, testified that Joe Biden participated in meetings and dinners with Hunter's foreign business partners, both in person and on speakerphone. Democrats countered by saying there was no evidence of a crime and invited Lev Parnas, a former associate of Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, who testified that he found no evidence of the Bidens' wrongdoing in Ukraine and accused Republicans of being willing accomplices of Kremlin propaganda. The Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer stated he will invite President Biden to testify at an upcoming hearing.

💼 President Biden Announces Tech Grants in Arizona

President Biden made a significant announcement in Arizona, highlighting billions in tech grants aimed at creating tens of thousands of new jobs. The grants, totaling $8.5 billion, along with $11 billion more in loans, are going to semiconductor manufacturer Intel. The funds come from the bipartisan C.H.I.P.S. Act passed in 2022 and are intended for the construction and expansion of Intel facilities in Arizona, Ohio, New Mexico, and Oregon. The investment is expected to create nearly 20,000 construction jobs and host 3,000 manufacturing jobs. Intel's CEO emphasized the importance of government investment for competing with China, citing national security and economic aspects. The announcement comes as President Biden faces low approval ratings on his handling of the economy and seeks a second term, highlighting bills like the C.H.I.P.S. Act.

🏥 Investigation into Princess Kate's Medical Records Breach

There is a serious allegation of a data breach at the London hospital where Princess Kate of Wales had surgery in January. Multiple UK news outlets report that three staff members at the clinic are being investigated for allegedly trying to access Kate's personal medical information, which has not been confirmed by NBC News. The UK government privacy watchdog confirmed receiving a breach report but did not share whether it included one or more allegations. Kensington Palace has not confirmed whether Kate has been notified, referring questions to the London Clinic, which stated that appropriate investigative, regulatory, and disciplinary steps will be taken in the case of any breach. The allegation comes amid continued scrutiny of the royal family and past handout photos, with Getty Photo Agency and Reuters questioning the digital inconsistencies in a photo taken by Kate in August 2022.

🌾 Small Town Divide Over Migrant Crisis

Small towns in America are divided over the migrant crisis, with some towns encouraging more legal migrants to fill thousands of job openings. In Fremont, Nebraska, there are 39 workers for every 100 job openings, and the town is encouraging migrants to come. Many of the openings are at a half-billion-dollar chicken plant opened in 2019. Young locals often move away, leaving slaughterhouse jobs to migrants like Vicente Hernandez. The town's demographics have shifted since 2018, with the school district adding almost 800 non-English speaking students. While the state's Chamber of Commerce says Nebraska needs more migrants to fill jobs, some residents are resistant and have backed a town ordinance requiring locals to confirm migrants' legal status before they can rent housing. The ordinance remains on the books to send a message, despite the city's inability to always verify the information. The divide reflects the broader challenges faced by communities as they navigate the economic needs and social implications of migration.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Texas Immigration Law

The Texas Immigration Law refers to a controversial new border enforcement legislation in Texas, allowing local authorities to arrest and deport migrants they suspect of entering the country illegally. This law is a key point of contention due to its potential impact on immigration control and the rights of migrants. It relates directly to the video's theme by highlighting the legal and political battles surrounding immigration policy in the United States, with specific attention to the clash between state initiatives and federal authority. The script mentions a federal appeals court's involvement, indicating the law's significant legal challenges and the broader debate over immigration enforcement.

💡Federal Appeals Court

A Federal Appeals Court is a higher level court in the United States that reviews decisions made by lower courts, such as district courts. In the context of the video, the Federal Appeals Court is deliberating on the Texas Immigration Law, demonstrating the judiciary's role in resolving disputes over state and federal powers. The court's skepticism towards the law underlines the complexities of immigration policy and enforcement, particularly when state actions potentially conflict with federal responsibilities. This is exemplified by the judges' rapid response to put a hold on the law's implementation after the Supreme Court's decision.

💡Inmate Escape

The segment on an inmate escape details a dramatic event where an inmate was broken out of a hospital by an armed accomplice, leading to a manhunt. This incident underscores the challenges and dangers law enforcement face, especially when dealing with violent or organized crime. The script's mention of the escape, including the shooting of corrections officers, emphasizes the urgency and severity of maintaining security and public safety.

💡House Explosion in Utah

This keyword refers to a tragic incident where a house explosion in Utah led to significant destruction and loss of life. The cause of the explosion is under investigation, highlighting issues related to public safety, emergency response, and the need for thorough inspections and regulations to prevent such disasters. This segment of the video serves as a reminder of the potential hazards in residential areas and the importance of robust safety measures.

💡Snow in the Northeast

This concept pertains to unexpected weather patterns, specifically the snow spreading across the Northeast despite the arrival of spring. It illustrates the unpredictability of weather and its impact on daily life, including travel disruptions and the need for continued preparedness for winter weather conditions. Al Roker's involvement underscores the significance of weather forecasting in informing the public and planning responses to severe weather events.

💡Diversity Programs Ban

The ban on diversity programs in Alabama public colleges and state agencies highlights the ongoing debate over diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. This legislative action, framed as a move against 'divisive concepts', reflects broader national conversations about race, education, and government's role in addressing historical and systemic inequalities. The video's mention of potential legal challenges indicates the contentious nature of such policies and their implications for free speech and educational content.

💡Biden Impeachment Inquiry

This segment discusses the House Republicans' efforts to investigate President Joe Biden, potentially leading to impeachment proceedings. The inquiry centers around allegations related to Biden's involvement in his son Hunter's business dealings. This keyword encapsulates the highly charged political atmosphere in Washington, D.C., and the use of congressional inquiries as tools in partisan warfare. The inclusion of testimony from former associates of Hunter Biden and the reaction from Democrats highlight the deep divisions over the inquiry's legitimacy and purpose.

💡Tech Grants in Arizona

President Biden's announcement of multibillion-dollar tech grants for semiconductor manufacturing in Arizona and other states represents a significant investment in the United States' technological infrastructure and competitiveness. This initiative, part of the bipartisan CHIPS Act, aims to revive American semiconductor manufacturing, create jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign chip production. The video's focus on this announcement underlines the economic and strategic importance of strengthening the nation's tech sector amidst global competition, particularly with China.

💡Princess Kate's Medical Records

The investigation into a potential breach of Princess Kate's medical records at a London hospital touches on privacy, ethics, and the intense public scrutiny faced by members of the British royal family. This incident raises concerns about the security of sensitive information and the rights of individuals, regardless of their public status, to medical privacy. The video segment highlights the broader issues of data protection and the consequences of unauthorized access to personal information.

💡Migrant Crisis in Small Towns

The segment discussing the divide over welcoming migrants in smaller towns like Fremont, Nebraska, sheds light on the nuanced impacts of immigration beyond major urban centers. While some communities see migrants as essential to filling job vacancies and sustaining local economies, others express concerns about cultural integration and resource allocation. This keyword encapsulates the complex dynamics of immigration at the local level, including the economic, social, and political factors that influence attitudes and policies toward migrants.

Highlights

Whiplash at the border as a controversial Texas immigration law is reviewed by a federal appeals court.

Urgent manhunt for an inmate broken out of the hospital by a gunman, wounding three corrections officers.

Investigation into the deadly house explosion in Utah.

The first full day of spring brings snow across the Northeast, with more on the way.

Former Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas testifies in the GOP's Biden impeachment inquiry.

Alabama bans diversity programs across universities and government agencies.

House hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Biden features fireworks.

President Biden announces billions in tech grants in Arizona, promising tens of thousands of new jobs.

Investigation into whether Princess Kate's medical records were breached at the hospital where she had surgery.

The divide over the migrant crisis, as small towns and major cities have differing responses.

Tense moments on Capitol Hill during the GOP's Biden impeachment inquiry.

The urgent search for an escaped inmate and an armed accomplice in Idaho.

Controversy over a Texas law that allows local authorities to arrest and deport migrants.

Snow spreading across the Northeast as the first full day of spring arrives.

Allegations of Russia acting as accomplices in pushing narratives through GOP impeachment inquiries.

Transcripts

00:04

>>> TONIGHT, THE

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WHIPLASH AT THE

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BORDER.

00:07

THE FATE OF A

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CONTROVERSIAL TEXAS

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IMMIGRATION LAW NOW IN

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THE HANDS OF A FEDERAL

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APPEALS COURT.

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THE THREE-JUDGE PANEL

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HEARING ARGUMENTS OVER

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THE LAW THAT THEY PUT

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ON HOLD JUST HOURS

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AFTER THE SUPREME

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COURT ALLOWED IT TO

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TAKE EFFECT.

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IT WOULD LET TEXAS

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AUTHORITIES ARREST AND

00:22

DEPORT MIGRANTS, BUT

00:23

THE BIDEN

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ADMINISTRATION ARGUING

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THE STATE DOESN'T HAVE

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THAT AUTHORITY.

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WHAT THE JUDGES

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SIGNALED TODAY.

00:30

>>> ALSO TONIGHT,

00:33

THE URGENT MANHUNT.

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POLICE SAY AN INMATE

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WAS BROKEN OUT OF THE

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HOSPITAL BY A GUNMAN

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WHO OPENED FIRE.

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THREE CORRECTIONS

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OFFICERS WOUNDED.

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THE CAR POLICE ARE

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SEARCHING FOR.

00:40

>>> THE DEADLY HOUSE

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EXPLOSION IN UTAH.

00:42

DEBRIS SHOWERED ALL

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OVER THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

00:45

WHAT CAUSED IT?

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>>> THE FIRST FULL DAY

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OF SPRING, BUT THE

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SNOW SPREADING ACROSS

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THE NORTHEAST.

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AL ROKER IS HERE.

00:51

>>> THE TENSE MOMENTS

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ON CAPITOL HILL.

00:53

FORMER RUDY GIULIANI

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ASSOCIATE LEV PARNAS

00:57

TESTIFYING IN THE

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GOP'S BIDEN

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IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

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AND OUR NBC NEWS

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EXCLUSIVE, THE

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ALLEGATION PARNAS MADE

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THAT REPUBLICANS ARE

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ACTING AS RUSSIA'S

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ACCOMPLICEMAKING HIS DEBUT

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AS THE NEW MLB SEASON

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GETS OFF TO A HISTORIC

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START IN SOUTH KOREA.

01:18

>> Announcer: THIS IS

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"NBC NIGHTLY NEWS"

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WITH LESTER HOLT.

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>>> GOOD EVENING,

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EVERYONE, AND WELCOME.

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THINGS ARE BACK TO

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SQUARE ONE AT THE

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TEXAS/MEXICO BORDER AT

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LEAST FOR THE MOMENT

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WITH THE FEDERAL

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GOVERNMENT BACK TO

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BEING THE SOLE

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ENFORCER OF

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IMMIGRATION LAWS.

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YESTERDAY THE U.S.

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SUPREME COURT GAVE

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TEXAS THE OKAY TO

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PROCEED WITH ITS

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CONTROVERSIAL NEW

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BORDER ENFORCEMENT LAW

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THAT GRANTS LOCAL

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AUTHORITIES THE POWER

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TO ARREST AND DEPORT

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MIGRANTS THEY SUSPECT

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OF ENTERING THE

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COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, BUT

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JUST HOURS AFTER THE

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SUPREME COURT SPOKE,

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AN APPEALS COURT PANEL

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QUICKLY PUT ANOTHER

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PAUSE ON IMPLEMENTING

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THE LAW WHILE IT HEARD

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THE CASE TODAY.

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THE LEGAL BACK AND

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FORTH LEAVING SOME

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LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

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UNCERTAIN ABOUT THEIR

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ROLES AND WHAT COMES

02:01

NEXT.

02:02

MORGAN CHESKY IS AT

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THE BORDER TONIGHT.

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>> Reporter: TONIGHT,

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A CONTROVERSIAL

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IMMIGRATION LAW STILL

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ON HOLD 24 HOURS AFTER

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THE SUPREME COURT GAVE

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THE GREEN LIGHT FOR IT

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TO BEGIN.

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TODAY A FEDERAL

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APPEALS COURT HOLDING

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A HEARING OVER THE

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TEXAS LAW KNOWN AS

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SB-4, WHICH ALLOWS

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STATE AND LOCAL

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AUTHORITIES TO ARREST

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MIGRANTS SUSPECTED OF

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CROSSING THE SOUTHERN

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BORDER ILLEGALLY AND

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ALLOW STATE JUDGES TO

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DEPORT THEM.

02:27

THE JUDGES APPEARING

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SKEPTICAL OF THE LAW.

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>> THIS IS THE FIRST

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TIME IT SEEMS TO ME

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THAT A STATE HAS

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CLAIMED THEY HAVE THE

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RIGHT TO REMOVE

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ILLEGAL ALIENS.

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>> Reporter: GOVERNOR

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GREG ABBOTT STANDING

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BY THE LAW SAYING

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TEXAS IS TAKING ACTION

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BECAUSE PRESIDENT

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BIDEN HAS NOT STOPPED

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A RECORD NUMBER OF

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MIGRANTS.

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>> WHAT'S GOING ON AT

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THE BORDER IS NOTHING

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SHORT OF CATASTROPHIC.

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>> Reporter: TEXAS HAD

02:52

ALREADY PLACED RAZOR

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WIRE AND BUOYS TO

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DETER MIGRANTS FROM

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CROSSING ILLEGALLY,

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MOVES CHALLENGED IN

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COURT BY THE BIDEN

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ADMINISTRATION.

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SO FAR IN 2024, MOST

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ILLEGAL CROSSINGS HAVE

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BEEN IN ARIZONA AND

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CALIFORNIA, A TREND

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SOME BORDER OFFICIALS

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TELL NBC NEWS IS DUE

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TO THOSE TOUGHER

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POLICIES IN TEXAS.

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THIS SAT PATA COUNTY

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SHERIFF IS IN FAVOR OF

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THE NEW LAW.

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>> SB-4, I DO SUPPORT

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IT.

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WHAT WE'RE TARGETING

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IS THE VIOLENCE, THE

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CARTEL PEOPLE THAT

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WANT -- VIOLENT

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OFFENDERS THAT WANT TO

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COME ACROSS.

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>> Reporter: BUT IN

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MAVERICK COUNTY WHERE

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CROWDS CONVERGED ON

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EAGLE PASS, THE

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SHERIFF IS UNDECIDED.

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>> ON ITS FACE, ARE

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YOU IN FAVOR OF SB-4?

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>> NOT UNTIL I GET

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INFORMATION ON HOW IT

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WILL WORK.

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>> DO YOU KNOW WHEN

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THAT WILL BE?

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>> I DON'T.

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>> Reporter: THE

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SHERIFF CONCERNED OVER

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WHERE ARRESTED

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MIGRANTS WOULD GO.

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HIS DETENTION CENTER

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ALREADY AT CAPACITY.

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>> WE ARE HERE IN THE

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MIDDLE TRYING TO SEE

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

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IT'S MORE LIKE

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POLITICS BETWEEN THE

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STATE AND THE FEDERAL

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GOVERNMENT.

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THAT'S THE WAY I SEE

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IT.

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>> WHERE DOES THAT PUT

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YOU?

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>> IN THE MIDDLE,

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LIKE, THEY'RE NOT

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CONCERNED ABOUT US.

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CONCERNED ABOUT THEM.

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>> SO, MORGAN, WHERE

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DOES THIS LEAVE US?

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THE APPEALS COURT

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DIDN'T RULE ON THE

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TEXAS LAW TODAY.

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ANY IDEA WHEN THEY

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WILL?

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>> Reporter: YEAH,

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LESTER, RIGHT NOW THAT

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THREE-JUDGE PANEL HAS

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GIVEN NO INDICATION,

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BUT GIVEN HOW FAST

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THEY'VE ACTED WITHIN

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THE LAST 24 HOURS,

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THAT DECISION COULD

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COME SOON, AND KEEP IN

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MIND THERE IS A GOOD

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CHANCE THAT ALL OF

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THIS ENDS UP RIGHT

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BACK IN THE SUPREME

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COURT.

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LESTER.

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>> MORGAN CHESKY,

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THANK YOU.

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>>> IN IDAHO TONIGHT,

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AUTHORITIES ARE

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SEARCHING FOR AN

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INMATE THAT ESCAPED

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HELPED HIM GET AWAY

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AFTER THE PRISONER WAS

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TREATED AND RELEASED

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FROM A HOSPITAL.

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HERE'S DANA GRIFFIN.

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>> Reporter: TONIGHT,

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THE URGENT MANHUNT

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UNDER WAY FOR AN

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ESCAPED INMATE AND

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AN ARMED ACCOMPLICE

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WHO AMBUSHED OFFICERS

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AT THIS IDAHO

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HOSPITAL.

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>> THEY ARE ARMED, AND

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THEY'VE SHOWN A

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PROPENSITY FOR

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VIOLENCE.

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>> Reporter: SKYLAR

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MEADE WAS TAKEN TO

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ST. ALPHONSUS

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MEDICAL CENTER FOR

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SELF-INFLICTED

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INJURIES.

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THEN JUST AFTER 2:00

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A.M. THIS MORNING AS

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MEADE WAS ABOUT TO BE

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TRANSPORTED BACK TO

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PRISON, THE ACCOMPLICE

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OPENED FIRE SHOOTING

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TWO OFFICERS, A THIRD

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CAUGHT IN THE CROSS

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FIRE.

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POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT

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AND INMATE THEN FLED

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IN THIS GRAY SEDAN.

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>> WE BELIEVE THAT

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THIS WAS A COORDINATED

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ATTACK, CERTAINLY A

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PLANNED ENDEAVOR TO

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FREE HIM FROM CUSTODY.

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>> Reporter: ALL THREE

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OFFICERS EXPECTED TO

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SURVIVE.

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>> THEY COULD BE

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ANYWHERE AT THIS

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POINT.

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>> Reporter:

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INVESTIGATORS

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RELEASING THESE PHOTOS

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OF MEADE'S TATTOOS AND

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SAY HE'S A MEMBER OF A

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WHITE SUPREMACIST

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GANG.

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HE HAD BEEN IN PRISON

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FOR EIGHT YEARS AFTER

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SHOOTING AT A DEPUTY

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DURING A HIGH-SPEED

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CHASE.

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HE WAS ELIGIBLE FOR

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PAROLE IN 2026.

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POLICE HAVE NOT

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IDENTIFIED THE

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ACCOMPLICE, BUT THEY

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URGE THE PUBLIC, IF

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YOU SEE THE SUSPECTS,

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DO NOT APPROACH THEM.

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CALL 911.

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LESTER.

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>> DANA GRIFFIN, THANK

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YOU.

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>>> IN UTAH, A PREDAWN

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EXPLOSION DESTROYED A

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DUPLEX EARLY TODAY.

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IT HAPPENED IN THE

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TOWN OF AMERICAN FORK

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SOUTH OF SALT LAKE

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CITY.

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OFFICIALS SAID THE

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BODY OF A WOMAN WAS

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FOUND IN THE FIERY

06:02

RUBBLE WHILE ANOTHER

06:02

PERSON WAS SAFELY

06:03

EVACUATED.

06:04

THE CAUSE IS UNDER

06:05

INVESTIGATION.

06:07

>>> IT IS SPRING, BUT

06:08

TONIGHT PARTS OF

06:09

UPSTATE NEW YORK AND

06:11

CONNECTICUT ARE STILL

06:12

GETTING A TASTE OF

06:12

SNOW WHILE MORE IS ON

06:13

THE WAY IN THE

06:14

MIDWEST.

06:14

AL ROKER JOINS ME.

06:15

AL, WHAT'S IN STORE?

06:16

>> LESTER, ALREADY, WE

06:17

HAVE WINTER WEATHER

06:17

ADVISORIES STRETCHING

06:18

FROM MONTANA ALL THE

06:19

WAY INTO THE

06:20

NORTHEAST.

06:20

TOMORROW SNOW WILL

06:21

SPREAD FROM MONTANA

06:22

INTO NORTH DAKOTA.

06:22

THIS SOUTHERN SYSTEM

06:25

IS GOING TO BRING

06:26

HEAVY RAIN TO TEXAS

06:27

AND THE GULF.

06:29

THEN WE MOVE INTO

06:29

FRIDAY, STEADY SNOW IN

06:30

THE UPPER MIDWEST AND

06:31

GREAT LAKES.

06:31

HEAVY, SOAKING RAINS

06:32

THROUGH THE SOUTHEAST.

06:33

WE MOVE INTO SATURDAY.

06:34

WE'RE LOOKING AT

06:34

SYSTEMS MERGING ALONG

06:35

THE EAST COAST, HEAVY

06:36

RAIN ALONG I-95.

06:37

HEAVY SNOW UP INTO NEW

06:42

ENGLAND WITH

06:42

SNOW/RAINFALL AMOUNTS

06:43

FROM ONE TO THREE

06:44

INCHES FROM FLORIDA

06:44

ALL THE WAY INTO THE

06:45

NORTHEAST, HEAVY SNOW

06:46

FROM NEW ENGLAND ALL

06:47

THE WAY INTO MONTANA

06:48

AND A SECOND STORM,

06:48

LESTER, SUNDAY TO

06:49

MONDAY BRINGING HEAVY

06:50

SNOW TO THE NORTHERN

06:52

PLAINS, SO WINTER NOT

06:52

QUITE DONE YET.

06:53

>> HAPPY SPRING, AL,

06:55

THANKS VERY MUCH.

06:56

>>> ALABAMA TODAY

06:56

BECAME THE LATEST

06:57

STATE TO TARGET

06:58

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS AT

06:59

PUBLIC COLLEGES AND

07:01

OTHER STATE AGENCIES.

07:02

SENIOR LEGAL

07:03

CORRESPONDENT LAURA

07:04

JARRETT HAS LATE

07:05

DETAILS.

07:06

>> Reporter: TONIGHT

07:07

THE GOVERNOR OF

07:08

ALABAMA SIGNING A NEW

07:09

LAW BANNING ALL

07:10

DIVERSITY PROGRAMS

07:11

ACROSS UNIVERSITIES

07:15

ACROSS THE STATE

07:16

AND GOVERNMENT

07:17

AGENCIES.

07:17

>> SB-129 PASSED.

07:18

>> Reporter: IT PASSED

07:19

WITH OVERWHELMING

07:21

REPUBLICAN SUPPORT,

07:22

BUT LIKELY TO FACE

07:23

LEGAL HEADWINDS SOON

07:24

FOR ITS BROAD SWEEP.

07:25

AS OF OCTOBER 1st, ANY

07:26

PROGRAM THAT INVOLVES

07:28

A, QUOTE, DIVISIVE

07:29

CONCEPT CANNOT RECEIVE

07:31

STATE FUNDING.

07:31

REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR

07:35

KAY IVEY SAYING TODAY,

07:36

I REFUSE TO ALLOW A

07:37

FEW BAD ACTORS ON

07:38

COLLEGE CAMPUSES OR

07:39

WHEREVER ELSE FOR THAT

07:40

MATTER TO GO UNDER THE

07:42

ACRONYM OF DEI USING

07:44

TAXPAYER FUNDS TO PUSH