This program is 29 minutes long
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The threat from ISIS to American interests examined; details given about the deployment of additional US troops to Baghdad to protect the embassy and the Baghdad International Airport and aboaut the growing loss of support for ISIS; propaganda videos shown. [MILITANT – talks of taking over Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and all the countries.] [Counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER- says the holy grail for these groups are attacks in the West.]
(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court ruling that employers cannot be forced to provide contraceptive coverage if it violates their religious beliefs examined; scenes shown of Hobby Lobby supporters cheering and of protestors; details given about the claim that providing insurance coverage for contraceptives under Obamacare would be the equivalent of paying for abortion and about the response from Speaker of the House John Boehner & Representative Nancy Pelosi; opinion from the dissenting justices quoted; poll findings cited. [Hobby Lobby owner Barbara GREEN- praises the decision.] [Center for Reproductive Rights president Nancy NORTHUP- says the individual religious beliefs of the woman should matter.] [Supreme Court expert Tom GOLDSTEIN- comments on the possibility of businesses refusing to hire serve other customers on religious grounds.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST- says the decision jeopardizes the health of women employed by these companies.] The ruling on labor unions that represent government employees noted.
(Murrieta, California: Miguel Almaguer) The worsening situation at refugee camps along the border with Mexico due to the flood of immigrants crossing into the US featured; scenes shown of waves of children at the Texas border and protestors in Murrieta, California. [Homeland Security Secretary Jeh JOHNSON- says the thousand mile journey is not safe.] [Borderangels.org Enrique MORONES- says this issue, because it involves, children, might be the Rosa Parks moment of immigration reform.] [Murrieta MAN – says we’re not prepared for this type of influx.] [Murrieta Mayor Alan LONG- notes the need for a message to Washington, DC to put a stop to it.]
(Chicago: Katy Tur) The severe weather in the Midwest reviewed; scenes shown from Iowa of downed trees in Zearing, a car in a sinkhole outside Cedar Rapids and hail in Fort Dodge, a house struck by lightning near Chicago, flooding in Minnesota, tornado action in Colfax, Wisconsin, downed trees in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, flooding in Memphis, and lightning over Kansas. [2 MEN - comment.] A weather-related death in Iowa and the approach of a derecho toward Chicago noted.
(Studio: Brian Williams) An area of low pressure off Florida that could become a tropical storm noted; map shown.
(No location given: Matt Lauer) Exclusive interview held with Pippa Middleton, the sister of Duchess Kate Middleton. [MIDDLETON – comments on the royal wedding of Kate and Prince William, the attention she gets and her cycling across the US to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and The Good Shepherd; reacts to the buzz over her dress.]