This program is 29 minutes long
(Tel Aviv: Ayman Mohyeldin) Israel’s assault on Gaza featured; scenes shown of people running, a trapped man, missiles over Tel Aviv intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, and Palestinian fighters launching an amphibious assault before being killed by Israeli soldiers. [MAN – says it is very harsh for us.] [Israeli Israel LINDEN- comments on the Qassam rockets.] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning to his country noted.
(Denver: Chris Jansing) The growing battle over what to do about the surge of unaccompanied children coming into the US from Mexico featured; scenes shown of a protest; details given about the administration’s plan for handling the crisis; numbers of Central American children trying the enter the US illegally in 2012, 2013 and so far in 2014 cited. [Representative Henry CUELLAR- says President Obama could do better.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST – defends Obama’s decision not to visit the border.] [Bloomberg Politics managing editor Mark HALPERIN- says the explosion in the last couple months caught the White House & Congress by surprise.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Poptun, Guatemala: Stephanie Gosk) The dangerous journey from Central America to the US continued; scenes shown of immigrants in Guatemala heading to the border with Mexico.
(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) The proper handling of small pox virus reviewed. The recent anthrax scare at the CDC recalled.
(Dulles International Airport: Tom Costello) Confusion & frustration at overseas airports over the new procedure requiring US-bound travelers to turn on their cell phones & computers to prove they’re not packed with explosives featured; details given about intelligence indicating Islamic extremists could use electronics to target passenger planes; British Airways website quoted. [At airports in Istanbul & Paris, travelers WOMAN, MAN, Rebecca LEWIS- react.] [Explosives expert Roland ALFORD- comments on bombs.] [Aviation Security International editor Philip BAUM- comments on the limitations of metal detectors.]
(Seattle: Joe Fryer) Fears of a shortage of weed featured; details given about restrictions on edibles. [Cannabis City customer Deb GREEN- says it’s very liberating.] [Center for the Study of Cannabis and Social Policy Dominic CORVA- says stores would rather open when they know they can have product on their shelves every day.] [Solstice co-founder Alex COOLEY- comments on his plans to grow recreational marijuana.] [National Cannabis Industry Assn. Aaron SMITH- lists the benefits of pot sales in Colorado.] [Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council Linda THOMPSON- worries about young people.]
(New York: Jenna Wolfe) Complaints from cyclists in the Tour de France about fans getting in the way while taking selfies featured; Tweet from US cyclist Tejay van Garderen and remark from singer Taylor Swift quoted; selfies shown. [WOMAN – says 2014 might be the year of taking the selfie to the next level.] [On the street, PEOPLE – comment on selfies.]