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the phrase you are looking for is fake it until you make it. one year ago this week. happy birthday. that does it for us tonight. it is thursday, june 16th. right now on "first look," has america reached a tippling point where new gun control legislation may get passed, nra roadblocks actually reach the president's desk. outrage among vacationers and americans that a 2-year-old is a victim at an alligator attack. is there a link between coffee and cancer? we have new details. plus, soccer fans clash with police in the streets of france. "first look" starts right now. good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us today. i'm betty nguyen. a short time ago senators
wrapped up a nearly 15 hour filibuster to change the gun laws in this country after the senate majority will allow the votes. here is chris murray who led the filibuster. >> ask yourself what can you do to make sure that orlando or sandy hook never ever happens again. with deep gratitude to all of those who have endured this very, very late night, i yield the floor. >> moments ago, murphy tweeted this celebratory message saying quote i'm proud to announce that after 14-plus hours on the floor we will vote on closing the terror gap and universal back ground checks. it came after murphy took to the floor to launch a day long fill buster to protest inaction on gun control. 40 senators including two republicans called for tougher
gun control laws and specific action okeeping on terrorist watch lists from buying guns. >> i shudder to think what it will be like for senator nelson four years from now to talk to the parents of those that were killed this week in orlando and tell them that four years after orlando, eight years after newtown, congress has been utterly silent. >> donald trump also waded into the debate, an openness to restrictions that would ban people on the no watch list or no fly lists from getting guns. the nra's position on this issue has not changed, the nra believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms, period. anyone on a terror watch lists who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the fbi and the sale delayed while the investigation is ongoing. however, the nra calls for a due process protections and for law
abiding americans who are wrongly put on the watch list to be removed. now, when asked wednesday to clarify trump's stance on guns, campaign spokeswoman hope hicks said he's already stated his position on this. he looks forward to what he thinks will be a productive meeting. the day and night filibuster came as pat toomey was in negotiations on his gun control bill which michael bloomberg's group mayor against guns -- that's who he was in contention with. and dianne feinstein was crafting a measure two senator cornyn. both centered on bills that was voted down late last year. it failed 54-45 in december. meanwhile, the senate homeland security committee was asking the fbi to turn over its files on the orlando gunman omar mateen in a letter released yesterday. they asked the fbi to provide records related to two previously closed investigations
concerning mateen. that comes as the same committee sent a letter to ceo mark zuckerberg for information on his online activity before the pulse nightclub act. and president obama and joe biden will meet with the survives and the victims' families. make mccoy, what can you tell us about this investigation? >> reporter: good morning. it's been four days since that shooting and the fbi continues to process this crime scene. we can tell you that an initial review of the shooter's cell phone has not turned up evidence that he was researching other targets beyond the pulse night club. apparently the shooter did make a phone call to a local tv station, pledging his support to isis. a producer picked up that phone call. that's in addition to the 911 call he made from inside the club and we're also learning that the shooter claimed to have explosives on him during that 2 1/2 hour standoff with
authorities. he was threatening to put hostages with explosives strap around them on each corner of the building so that gives you an idea that the officers were working through when deciding whether or not to go in. president obama is expected to visit today with survivors and with families of the victims and with first responders. sadly for the president, these have become routine visits for him. he's visited charleston, south carolina, sandy hook, san bernardino and now orlando which has become the deadliest mass shooting of them all. betty? >> blake, thank you for that. a hacker has linked a treasure trove of documents reportedly stolen from the democratic national convention including a 200 page opposition research book detailing the party's plans to battle donald trump. now, this research book is mostly filled with previously reported stories, public comments and bio graphical information on trump. but it provides insight into where democrats see his vulnerabilities are. the documents stem from a hack that the dnc confirmed on
tuesday and the book shows a seven pronged attack against trump laid out as follows. one, he has no core. two, his campaign is divisive. three, he is a bad businessman. four, his policies are dangerous. five, he's demeaning and offensive to women. six, he's out of touch and seven, his past personal history is disqualifying. now, trump responded to the leaked documents last night when speaking to fox's greta van susteren. >> have you heard from debbie wasserman schultz? >> well, knowing her i don't actually know her, but i sort of understand her. maybe they weren't hacked, maybe they just wanted to get it out there. no, i have not heard. they have not apologized and they probably should be apologizing. >> a senior dnc official said, quote, we believe today's release and the claims around it may be a part of a disinformation campaign by the russians. we have deployed the recommended technologies so that today our
systems are secure thanks to a swift response to that attack and we will continue to monitor our systems closely. well, gawker was the original media organization to publish the documents. a second batch have also been linked and they include donor info the hacker got when he got into the system. this comes at the end of the day then we the trump campaign was sputtering as the negative rating was now up to 70%. even republican governor larry hogan has now added his name to the growing list of republican officials not voting for trump in the fall. yesterday, trump continued to double down on his attacks on president obama. where trump spent the first few days of the week hinting that obama was supporting terrorists and he said, media fell all over themselves about what donald trump insinuated about potus. it was the link to the story by
breitbart news that claimed to have proof that the obama administration backed a terror group in iraq. and then trump called for the surveillance of mosques in this country. surveillance he says would be respectful. >> we aren't vigilant and we aren't smart. and we have to go and we have to maybe check respectfully the mosques and we have to check other places. because this is a problem that if we don't solve it it's going to eat our country alive. okay? it's going to eat our country alive. >> and as the trump campaign struggles to regain control, hillary clinton will be releasing a new batch of ads in several key battleground states. her campaign has purchased $7.3 million in new ads. the latest one will be up later this morning. the body of a 2-year-old boy dragged into the lake by an alligator near disney's grand floridian resort has been found. >> we recovered the remains of
the 2-year-old from the water and that body has now been turned over to the orange county medical examiner's office for an autopsy. >> nbc's sarah dallof is joining us from lake buena vista. what's the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: well, good morning. just a heart breaking end to this search. around 2:30 yesterday, authorities say they did recover the body of lane graves. he was just 2 years old as you mentioned. he had been playing in the water just a foot into the water with his father when that alligator attacked. authorities say his body was found intact. they believe the alligator pulled him into the water and drowned him near the point where he was last seen. an autopsy will be perform and disney said they'll be reviewing the entire event including the signage.
it does caution against swimming but doesn't warn against the possibility of alligators in the water. the graves family was vacationing here from nebraska. a family friend released a statement thanking the public for their thoughts and prayers. >> thank you for that. well, in the wake of orlando, a surge in lgbt people arming themselves. plus, es ka lating violence as soccer fans clash with police. you're watching "first look." ♪ using 6000 points from my chase ink card
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well, welcome back to "first look." dangerous heat wave and possibility dead heat wave in the middle of the country. 60 million people under a heat visery. -- advisory. it goes from tulsa to the oklahoma city area. check on the elderly especially as it gets to the peak heating later on this afternoon. for today it will feel like 110 in tulsa. it will feel like 110, that's a new factor in the temperature and the humidity. widespread, 110, could sneak up to 115.
even tomorrow, dallas to oklahoma city this continues. as we head to the weekend we move out west. this is where the heat will really pick up on saturday. phoenix, 112 degrees. we will see -- the heat index won't be as bad. they don't have the humidity in the desert southwest. but talk about the temperatures alone. this is 119 degrees. that would be the third hottest temperature ever experienced in phoenix. then as we do into sunday, notice the records will be shattered. as far as severe weather goes, 22 million people at risk of severe storms including washington, d.c., richmond, roanoke and pittsburgh, pennsylvania. strong storms today, but no tornados. from the tragedy in orlando, tributes, they are inspiring moments of reflection at a monday vigil, utah lieutenant governor spencer cox had a major change of heart, saying there were some kids in my class were different. sometimes i wasn't kind to them.
i didn't know it at the time but i know now that they were gay. i will regret not treating them with the love and the respect they deserve. and pink pistils has seen a surge in members. it swelled from 1500 last week to 3500 by monday. now to sports. ichiro suzuki is the all time hits champion. he passed pete rose for the most hits. he reported his 4,257th hit. this includes his hits while playing in japan. rose is not happy. telling "usa today" before the record was broken that ichiro's japanese hits should not count toward the record. and that quote, he's had a hall of fame career, but next thing you know they'll be counting his high school hits. really? all right, well, 36 people were arrested in northern france following violent clashes
between english soccer fans and police. it started when the fans squared off in the center of the town and they grew from there. this is the fourth violent incident since the start of the 2016 euro soccer tournament. oscar pistorius was in court yesterday for day 3 of his sentencing hearing. a visibly emotional pistorius removed his prosthetics and walked around the courtroom on his stumps. the defense team argued that this is a vulnerable man who deserves leniency. he will be sentenced on july 6th. "scrambled politics" is straight ahead, but first jay leno joined jimmy fallon on "the tonight show" and then jumped straight to donald trump. >> trump is still refusing to take back what he said about the judge, you know the judge with the mexican surname. in fact, trump is threatening to have the judge deported back to indiana. [ laughter ]
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she and her daughters are planning a trip to liberia and morocco. they'll be bringing famed actress meryl streep along with them. jimmy carter is looking well. his grandson jason carter a georgia state senator snapped a pic of the two. i like smiles. and then a sign that bipartisanship isn't entirely dead on capitol hill, republican and democratic congresswomen came together against a similar enemy -- the media. the women of congress faced off against the leading female journalists including nbc's shauna thomas and lee ann caldwell in the eighth annual softball game. the match-up raised money and awareness for young women with breast cancer. it drew the largest crowd, breaking its own fund-raising record. and a war of words has erupted between donald trump and late night host seth meyers after meyers banned him from his show following donald trump's decision to ban "the washington post" from his campaign events.
trump said, meyers has begged me to do the show for the last two years. i have told him emphatically no. i only like doing shows with good ratings which as everybody knows i only make better by a lot. well, last night, meyers who by the way is number one in his time slot defended his trump ban. >> we instituted this ban despite the fact that he's never been here. or asked to be here or would ever be caught dead here. i just think that takes an amazing amount of courage. on our part. [ applause ] >> and that is your morning dish of "scrambled politics." all right. 21 minutes after the hour. joining me now co-author of "the politico playbook" daniel litman. good morning. >> good morning. >> boy, it was a long night for some in d.c. this filibuster was it a tipping point though? will there be new legislation on gun control? >> so republicans have promised
chris murphy they will hold votes on the two amendments to actually do something to stop terrorists from getting guns. but to actually -- for those things to pass, democrats will have to persuade a few republican senators to get on board. and it looks like donald trump's tweet yesterday may help things move along because it could provide cover to republicans to say to their voters, if trump supports some of these limits, then they will be more likely to support them with democrats today. >> well, i was going to get to that. are gun control advocates finding an unlikely ally in donald trump now? >> who would have thought a guy who brags he likes the second amendment and he went on a gun trip with his sons to iowa, who would think this guy would be tweeting about gun control, but looks like it may be kind of an indication of where the country is. given that trump is -- he kind of calls them as he sees them.
and he sees that it's kind of ridiculous to not do anything after such a horrible massacre on sunday morning. >> well, speaking of calling it as you see it, trump is meeting with the nra. are they worried that he could lean toward the left on this issue? >> you know, trump is -- he used to be a democrat and so it's not inconceivable that he is taking these positions. remember that the last time that there was significant gun control legislation was a decade ago after virginia tech. and with all of these massacres in the last couple of years, it seems like the country is kind of in a different place than it used to be. the politics on the issue -- seems to have changed because of the just the number of horrible incidents. >> so if trump does lean to the left on this, could that be a bigger problem for the gop? >> i don't -- it -- trump is dragging the gop kind of across the finish line and telling them that they have to really, you
know, update their stance on this issue, given that the majority of americans support gun control on certain topics. >> all right. daniel, thanks so much for joining us today. we appreciate it. >> thank you. just ahead, what health officials say about coffee's link to cancer. and a warning about drinking beverages that are way too hot. neutrogena® cosmetics. with vitamins and antioxidants. now with foundations in shades fomore skin tones. hey kevin. hey, fancy seeing you here. uh, i live right over there actually. you've been to my place. no, i wasn't...oh look, you dropped sothing. it's your resume wita 20dollar . you want to rk for ge too. hahaha, what? well we're always looking for developers who are up for big world changing challenges like making planes, trains and hospitals run better. why don't you check your and tell me what time i should be there. , i don't hire people. i'm a developer. i'm gonna need mony off.
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>> reporter: for the millions of american coffee drinkers this is comforting news. the report from the world health organization says there's a lack of evidence that coffee causes cancer and may in fact protect you from uterine cancer and lowers the risk of liver cancer by 15%. it's a stunning reversal. because 25 years ago, the w.h.o. warned that coffee was possibly carcinogenic, but there's still one thing to be cautious about. the report says it's all about the temperature. people who drink their coffee super hot at 149 degrees increase their risk of cancer of the esophagus because the coffee can burn the lining of the throat. but most americans drink their coffee at a much lower temperature. and scientists say it can be part of a healthy diet. lowering the rates of heart disease, type ii diabetes and neurological disorders. experts say you can drink two to three eight ounce cups a day like everything in moderation. it's just fine.
rehema ellis, nbc news, new york. so there you go, drink up, right? >> what else is next? i want to know like all the other things that people said are bad that i can't have. >> sugary stuff. well, i'm betty nguyen. >> alcohol is good for you. >> no no no. don't get that out there. be sure to visit us on the facebook page. doesn't take courage to stand here on the floor of the united states senate for two hours or six hours or 14 hours. i don't think courage to stand up to the gun lobby when 90% of your constituents want change to happen. it takes courage to look into the eye of a shooter and instead of running wrapping your arms
around a 6-year-old boy and accepting death as a trade for just a tiny little piece of increased peace of mind for a little boy under your charge. >> a powerful end to a marathon filibuster on the senate floor hoping to spur new action on gun reform. we'll tell you what's different after 14 hours, 51 minutes and 40 lawmakers. and is trump ready to break with the nra when it comes to banning gun sales to suspected terrorists? we'll bring you his latest comments. plus a horrific end to the toddler who was dragged away by the alligator in orlando. is there anything disney could have done to prevent that tragedy? it's 5:30 here on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early."