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good morning. 10:00 a.m. eastern, 7:00 pacific. today is the first day of school for students in uvalde, texas. just three months after the massacre that took the lives of 19 students and two teachers. we'll go to uvalde community still in so much pain. i sat down with the parents of 10-year-old lexi who was killed that day and would have been starting fifth grade today, share their thoughts as they try to get through the start of a new school year.
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also, a district judge has granted a request by former president trump for a special master to review all the documents seized from his mar-a-lago estate last month. what this means for the investigation into the former president. the united kingdom has a new prime minister. just hours ago, liz truss met with queen elizabeth who officially appointed her to lead the nation and new nbc news reporting about how republican senate hopefuls are planning to launch a vigorous push to try to win control of the senate as we're now just 80 days from the midterm election. we'll break down where things stand. and we begin this morning in uvalde. a community starting a new chapter despite unimaginable grief. fear and anxiety surround the beginning of the school year
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there. children will not be returning to robb elementary. the scene of the massacre. instead, relocating to other schools. the school district is adding new security measures, but many families say that's not enough. most are sending their kids to public school, but some who have resources are opting for private or virtual learning. like this parent. >> there was a no brainer. when he told me that he was scared and that he felt like he was not going to be protected by these police officers. he said they weren't going to be brave enough, i couldn't argue with him. >> across north texas this morning, other schools are showing their support on twitter. students and staff from surrounding schools are wearing maroon today to stand with uvalde. in a moment, i'll bring you my interview with the parents of lexi, who was killed that horrific day. let's bring in antonio hilton,
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also in uvalde at an elementary school welcomes children from robb elementary. what are you hearing from them this morning? >> reporter: good morning. i'm here at flores middle school where parents have been coming and dropping their kids off. what we're hearing is a mix of anxiety, fear, and grief, but also a desire to give their children some normalcy right now. i'm here on site with one of the doctors who's been working with victims and families. dr. roy guerrero. you have spent so much time with these families. as a pediatrician, what are you seeing in terms of their emotional health right now? >> i think as we know, a lot of these kids are terrified along with their moms and dads and their caretakers. just the general anxiety of returning an not sure whether they're safe in their environment. a lot of the families and kids feel some of these protections
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in place are enough and others feel their kids need more and that more needs to be done. >> reporter: what's your perspective when you look at the systems the school has put in place? is it enough for the kids to start on a healthy, a good foot? >> i think it helps. at certain campuses, certainly it's enough where we have this new fencing that's up. nonscaleable, where the kids can see there's a protection in place. there's other measures that can be put into place to help the kids visibly see they're safe in their environment. >> reporter: there a lot of primary care physicians here in uvalde, you're a pediatrician, but you're seeing the whole family. what's a typical day in your clinic like right now? >> so, on a typical day, we see around 30 to 40 patients per day and about half if not 70% of those kiddos are either directly or indirectly affected by the massacre and have anxieties of going back to school because
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either their loved ones were killed or friends or some kind of family member. so it comes down to the end, we have anxious parents that have to be seen by is in some fashion. either by a referral to a counselor or a psychologist or a card to reach out to call the right person. so we take on the whole family as a patient at that point in time. >> reporter: the school year typically would have started in august but got pushed back. do you think those extra days have been enough? >> i don't think any days, i don't think any days could ever truly be enough to heal. the extra push they had and space to breathe along with seeing some work moving forward with the protections in place at the schools definitely has helped to ease their tensions. >> thank you so much, dr. guerrero. it's wonderful to speak with you. i know you have worked so hard
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this summer with all these families an the work you have done here on the ground has been so crucial. jose, we are going to be here on this campus really the rest of the day, but what we're following here is the story of families just taking this one step at a time and trying to do their best to meet with doctors like dr. guerrero, but also get their kids back in a routine, ready for their sports and activities. of course, it's going to be as i said, a process taking it one step, one day at a time. >> thank you, also please thanks dr. guerrero for being with us. nbc's priscilla thompson joins us from another one of the elementary schools in uvalde. it's a profoundly emotional, and for many, difficult day. >> reporter: absolutely, jose. cautiously optimistic is how i would describe the conversations i've had with parents who were dropping off students today.
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on one hand, every parent i spoke to is very happy about the safety measures. the 8 foot fencing that is nonscaleable. we also saw the texas department of public safety officers actively patrolling this morning as students were being dropped off. we know there are going to be hundreds of cameras that have been installed, campus monitors checking the doors and gates to ensure those are locked. while that's providing comfort to parents, they say they're not sure it would be enough to stop a tragedy like this from happening again. at the same time, every parent i've talked to says their students are excited to be back in the classroom to see friends again. a spoke to one mother, sandra reyes, her daughter is going to be in pre-k. i want to play some of what she shared with me. listen. [ speaking non-english ]
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and so you hear her there saying she is nervous because it is her daughter's first year. she's never had this school experience before and all of this is new to her. but it's sort of this excited nervous anticipation of the school year to come and i spoke to another parent who actually had a student at robb elementary last year and she says her daughter is excited, too, but she has also been traumatized by what has happened. she's been in counseling all throughout the summer. so there's this unknown as to how students are going to react being back in the classroom today. >> thank you so much. this day is indeed so hard for so many, but in particular for the families of the 19 children and two teachers who were killed.
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their loved ones will not return to the classroom today. they won't get to take back to school pictures of those beautiful faces to share on social media or hear about lesson plans or first day jitters. all of experiences that make up our lives. i had the immense privilege to travel to uvalde last week and speak with one of those families ahead of this day. kimberly and felix rubio were kind enough to receive me at their home and share so many things, including how today another difficult day in an unending stream of difficult days since lexi was killed. >> it's like it just happened but then it feels like we haven't had her forever already. >> 10-year-old lexi rubio is one of the 19 children and two teachers murdered at robb elementary in uvalde, texas. >> i haven't accepted it.
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just hard. >> felix and kim's youngest daughter was compassionate, athlete, and honorable student. >> the opportunities are just endless. she had that stolen from her. >> this is the last picture they took together at the end of school awards day just hours before the shooting. three months later, they're faced with a new school year for their other five children. what are your thoughts as this school year begins? >> scared. i don't know that the school district has done everything that i'd like to see as far as security measures, but i know it's important for the kids to have some sort of routine so trying to balance what's best for them. >> thinker children will attend school in person but are signed up for virtual classes as a back up. >> our youngest son's teacher, it's incredibly difficult to go
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on campus. knowing that lexi's not going to be meeting her teacher this year. >> always be our baby. >> this is, has the flowers from her funeral and rosary. it says god will hold your hand until i get there. >> kimberly and felix live in a whirlwind of emotion. of mourning, of sadness, of grief. >> i want her here. >> and have one recurring request weighing heavily on their find. felix, what do you still want to know? >> if she had a chance. or was it quick? i just want to -- know if she had a chance. >> i have the same question as my husband. there really is no answer. no matter what, i still don't
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have my daughter. >> the rubios have traveled to the nation's capitol and the staid capitol this summer demanding change. one of the things you've been doing is focusing on fighting for some change in gun laws. what is it that you want? >> a federal ban on assault weapons. i live in texas and we're going to stay here now because we want to stay with lexi so anything else just isn't going to work for us. >> they will return to d.c. next month as they continue to be a voice for lexi. her father, an iraq war veteran and a sheriff's deputy, will be wearing the pink dog tag he always wears to keep her memory close. you have her thumbprint on your chest. >> pretty much have it on every day. >> you have one, too. a heart with her thumbprint. >> on the back, it says i carry your heart. >> carrying her heart with
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theirs forever broken. an extraordinary family dealing with the unimaginable. they have been surrounded by this infinite, extreme pain since the 24th of may when their daughter was taken with them along with 18 other children and two teachers. that rosary and that flower is from her funeral. they keep that in the entrance of the door with so many memories of lexi, they keep her alive in so many ways, but the reality is she's gone. we'll have more from uvalde later this hour. still ahead, russia turns to a nation closed off from much of the world to buy millions of rockets and artillery shells. but first, a win for former president trump as he slams the feds for the search at his mar-a-lago home. why the doj has to put its
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17 past the hour. now to a twist in the battle over the classified documents at mar-a-lago. the judge approved the request for a special master. the judge said a special master is warranted to especially sure the appearance of fairness and integrity. the ruling means the justice department will have to pause its review of some of the documents. the intelligence community can however continue with its assessment of the potential damage to national security. the former president responded on his social media site saying quote, it takes courage and guts
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to fight a totally corrupt department of justice and the fbi, unquote. with us now to talk about this, nbc news justice and intelligence correspondent, ken delaney and charles coleman. what does the justice department do now? >> good morning, jose. they continue to investigate. that's very clear. i spoke to a senior doj official about this this morning. this does not halt the criminal investigation into the mishandling of classified documents at mar-a-lago. it says the fbi and doj can't use the contents of documents seized in august. it says nothing about the documents turned over in boxes in january or the classified documents trump's lawyers turned over in june and of course, it doesn't prevent the fbi from asking the fundamental questions at the heart of this case, which is how did these get to mar-a-lago? what saw them? what was donald trump's role? and why did one of the trump lawyers lie to the justice
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department? the other thing the doj is doing is trying to decide on whether to appeal this ruling. the issue there is does the appeal process take longer than just going through the special master and reviewing this stuff. that has yet to be decided as far as we know. >> so charles, what do you make of the judge's reasoning behind this? >> it's very apparent that the judge put a lot of weight on the fact that donald trump was a former president and that he received a significant amount of consideration. much more so than the average defendant in a court of law would have gotten these are unprecedented times so the judge was very, very heavy on that in terms of her order on a special master. granting him leeway because of the fact we've never been here before. that's one of the wrinkles when you talk about being in court. he's going to lean in on the
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fact he was a former president and there isn't a lot of precedent. and a trump appointed federal judge bought it and granted his request. >> so ken, how will a special master be chosen? >> generally, it's a retired federal judge and the judge in this case has given the parties until friday, september 9th, to come up with a list of names. one question here is whether this person will need top secret security clearance. that's kind of an open question because the actual classified documents shouldn't be part of the privilege review. they're documents from the cia or other agencies. any potential communications he had with senior advisers. they'll have to find somebody both parties agree on who will go through these documents and which are subject to privilege and should be withheld from
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investigators. >> the judge wrote that the court hereby authorized the appointing of a special master for documents and privileged material -- and ken was kind of giving us a breakdown of what that means. what's the legal power of a special master? what is that person able or not able to do? >> yeah, well, jose, what's going to happen is the special master is going to look at everything recovered by the fbi and essentially decide which items are attorney client privilege and in this case, which items are covered by executive privilege. those will then not be available to the fbi as part of any prosecution by the doj. on one hand, you can say the doj has seen the documents. that's important to remember. it's not that they haven't seen them and can't forget what they've learned, but at the same time when you're talking about
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down the road, potentially indicting the former president donald trump, those documents the special master deems out of bounds will no longer be available. >> charles and ken, i thank you both very much for being with us this morning. we have breaking news from tennessee. memphis police announced just a short time ago that a body found last night is that of 34-year-old eliza fletcher, a teacher and granddaughter of a prominent hardware store magnet. she was abducted friday morning while oit for a job. investigators say he will now face first degree murder charges as well. up next, the u.k. has a new prime minister. who is liz truss? we're live in london. we're watching jose diaz-balart reports. e watching jose diaz-ba report s. (dad) we have to tell everyone that we just switched to verizon's new welcome unlimited plan, for just $30. (daughter) i've already told everyone!
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agency released its report on the status of ukraine's largest nuclear power plant. it says they are still quote gravely concerned about the situation there. the plant was temporarily disconnected from all powerlines on monday amid a wave of shelling. nbc news is also confirmed that russia is in the process of buying millions of artillery shells and rockets from north korea as they face the pressure from international sanctions. meanwhile, tropical storm kay has strengthened today a category 1 hurricane off the western coast of mexico. it's reported at least ten people have been killed in the flooding. hurricane kay is expected to brush off baja, california later this week. and in the middle east, the israeli military announced that they believe with very high likelihood that it was an israeli soldier who shot and killed a palestinian american reporter in the west bank. that's a change from the explanation by israeli authorities after they argued
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before that she was killed by militant fire and later that she may have been hit by mistake during an exchange in gunfire. in canada, a man hunt is still underway for one of the suspects wanted in a horrific wave of stabbings that killed ten people and injured 18. one of the two brothers wanted in the attack was found dead, but it is not yet clear who killed him. and the united kingdom is about to hear from its new prime minister for the very first time. earlier today, queen elizabeth appointed liz truss to be the country's third female leader. the first time the queen conducted a handover of power at her summer home in scotland because of concerns about her mobility. shortly before she took office, boris johnson traveled to scotland to tender his resignation as prime minister. after he gave a farewell speech in which he hinted he was far
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from done referencing a leader who returned as a dictator. >> i'm not like one of those booster rockets that has fulfilled its function and i will now be gently re-entering the atmosphere and splashing down invisibly in some remote and obscure corner of the pacific and like cincinatus, i am returning to my plan and will be offering this government nothing but my most fervent support. >> and with us now, kier simmons in london an rick stengel, former under secretary of state and an msnbc political analyst. so, kier, who exactly is liz truss? >> reporter: before i answer that, just stunning from boris johnson there, isn't it? even the iron lady, margaret thatcher, shed a tear when she
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left this famous address. he comes out and it sounds like a victory speech. in terms of who is replacing him, liz truss, she is 27 years old. married with two children. as you can see, it is raining. we don't know whether in the coming hour or so she will stand out in downing street to make her speech. she may do it inside. we also don't know whether her husband will be with her because he has shied away from the spotlight up until now, frankly, but she is somebody with politics running through her blood. former foreign secretary. she has been steadfast on ukraine supporting johnson's policy of supporting ukraine, but of course, she's not very well-known there at all and here at the moment, she's not very popular. she has to demonstrate to the british people, remember, it was the person that changed in downing street, not the party. the conservative party's still in party. she has to demonstrate to the british people she is truly a
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change and that she can lead this country in some difficult times. >> indeed, rick, there are some difficult times in the u.k. and talk to us about what that, those challenges mean for the new prime minister and how maybe a change in government, as kier says it's the same political party, could affect in any way the relationship between the u.s. and the u.k. and the u.k. and europe? >> yes, jose. she is above all a political chameleon. she went to oxford where she wanted to abolish in monarchy. she became a liberal democrat after that. she then embraced the conservative party. but she was also an antibrexiteer. she said that it would permanently damage england, which i think it has. but she has renounced all those things because of political expediency. she's held a bunch of offices
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including foreign secretary where she was received as something of a lightweight, but the challenges she faces now are epic. the amazing rise in costs of energy because of the war in ukraine. she has a lot ahead of her, but her policy for that is also being kind of denounced by economists but she is embracing the classic conservative doctrine of cutting taxes which at a time of inflation is probably the worst thing you could do, but she says she will announce a so-called bold energy plan in the next few days an we'll see what it is. >> and rick, one of her top issues clearly is ukraine. nbc news has confirmed "the new york times" report that russia is buying millions of rockets and artillery shells from north korea to use in ukraine after it was revealed last week they're getting armed drones from iran. what is russia doing? these are not exactly poster children for human rights people.
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>> no. and the fact that russia is buying equipment from north korea is a sign that a, the russian military campaign is incompetent. it's a sign that sanctions are working. it's a sign that export controls are working. it's a sign of the resurgence of the old axis of evil as george bush put it. it's a sign of optimism for ukraine. i would hope the new prime minister would follow boris johnson in his unequivocal support for ukraine, but that's not very high on the list for british voters. and remember, of course, she's elected by a very small minority of voters. 170,000 conservative party voters. less than one tenth of 1% of the population. so as kier says, she has to try to prove herself as prime minister. >> fascinating parliamentary
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system in the u.k. it's going to be hard to unhear boris calling himself booster rocket johnson. thank you for being with us this morning. up next, how the battle for control of congress here in the u.s. is ramping up on both sides less than two months from the midterms. and later, more of our visit to uvalde three months after the deadly shooting at robb elementary school. entary school. the 21 crosses are still here. what happened more than three months ago on that 24th of may is still so present. the pain is so palpable. the memories are still so fresh. in many ways, it's as if time stood still that day, but the pain, the suffering, the tears, the longing for those that were
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( ♪♪ ) right now, massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to cast their ballots many primary elections as we are now just over two months to go until election day. starting today, republican aligned groups are pouring new money into ad campaigns as they hope to reset key senate campaigns and look to gain control of congress this november. nbc news reports, quote, in interviews with more than 20 republicans working closely with monitoring the midterm campaigns, there was a wide acknowledgment that the candidates in these hotly contested races needed a reset with democrats heading into a critical stretch of the cycle void by strong fund raising and
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indicators that abortion rights may be galvanizing voters. right now, senator toomey speaking alongside oz. yesterday, president biden was in the commonwealth where he campaigned with the lieutenant governor running against oz. also yesterday, biden in milwaukee again said that maga republicans are a threat to democracy. joining us now is nbc news senior politics reporter, jonathan allen. also, the dean of the clinton school of public service at the university of arkansas and an msnbc and nbc news analyst. jonathan, what more did you learn in your reporting about the new campaign blitz by republicans? >> well, jose, we're going to see a whole lot of ads in these swing states now after the summer democrats are in a much better position than most prognosticators predicted they would be in at this point.
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there's pennsylvania, nevada, arizona, georgia, wisconsin. democratic candidates are in the lead in ohio. j.d. vance, the republican, has a narrow lead over tim ryan. so the battle is very close and we're going to see a lot of ads. $169.2 million in spending from the senate leadership fund, the superpac aligned with mitch mcconnell. >> and so this is not i guess new money, right? i mean, they've had this and there's been a plan to put that money out. jonathan, the democrats have a far bigger war chest. >> that's right, jose. there's a big fight going on among republicans about how to spend their money because what we've seen from democrats already is them outspending the republicans. they are planning to put even more money in and the fight that's going on on the republican side is between that mcconnell group, mcconnell aligned group, the senate leadership fund with all that
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money. the national republican senatorial committee and some outside republican donors about who's going to spend the money to save these candidates. the nrsc led by rick scott, who has ambitions of potentially running for mcconnell's job or even president of the united states, says that it has been a bridge, providing about $45 million in spending to keep republicans afloat. but mcconnell has said poor candidate choice largely driven by the wins of former president trump is to blame for the place republicans are in now and he wants to see the people who supported those candidates, mainly rick scott, peter field, the billionaire investor, put some of the money forward particularly in arizona where the candidate there has been scrubbing his website of past positions including on abortion. mcconnell doesn't want to go and bail him out if he's not able to
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win. >> and victoria, the republicans have used some traditional issues. repeat that, traditional issues traditionally in campaigns. do you see that this time it's going to be different? i'm thinking of issues like immigration and other things that aren't particularly as important as they should be. >> so immigration is such an interesting issue, right, because there was a time 15, 20 years ago where it was a bipartisan issue, but over the last couple of election cycles, we have seen immigration be very much a mobilizing issue for the republican base. so i would not be surprised at all, jose, if we see another spate of immigration ads coming out, but the thing is that the context is very different than it was three, four years ago where we saw large numbers of especially central american asylum seekers coming to the border. we would see those numbers.
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we don't see the same numbers that we saw in the past. there was a little bit of a post trump bump, but those numbers have come down. not to say there isn't still high demand for coming into the united states, but those crisis moments we saw in the thick of the trump administration and even at some points in the obama administration aren't there. so yes, they can beat the drum, but i think those middle of the road republican independents are not going to be as captured by the message of immigration as they might have been three, four years ago. >> and the issue of abortion certainly now front and center, victoria, and something that i think has really changed the political landscape. >> absolutely. so i think the issue of abortion is going to be a very effective, potentially effective countermeasure to another issue that we saw very popular among the gop election last year with governor youngkin.
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again, i wouldn't be surprised if we see crt being pitched in those offensive ads, but the larger issue of what it looks like to live in a post war world will be so effective in terms of galvanizing the suburban moms, the swing voters we usually zone in on, school issues. they're going to be looking more to the deed and how do we get past the abortion restrictions we're seeing now. >> victoria and jonathan, thank you very much for being with us this morning. a stunning upset at the u.s. open. american frances tiafoe has beaten rafael nadal, ending nadal's grand slam winning streak. >> that's it! >> 24-year-old tiafoe is from
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maryland. was seeded 22nd in the open. the son of immigrants. parents born in sierra leone. his dad was the maintenance man at the tennis center in college park where according to the "new york times," he, frances, and frances' twin brother would often sleep in makeshift apartment where frances took tennis lessons. he said -- >> to see them beat nadal, they've seen me have big wins, but to beat those mount rushmore guys, for them, i can't imagine what was going through their heads. so, yeah. i mean they're going to remember today for the rest of their lives. >> tiafoe is up against number nine seed, andre rublev, next in the quarterfinals. up next, thousands of homes under evacuation orders right now as a fast-moving california wildfire turns deadly.
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california's historic heat wave sparking deadly fires and battering the state's power grid. two people died after a fast-moving brush fire broke out yesterday in southern california. the state's power grid remains on the brink amid triple-digit temperatures. steve patterson joining us from los angeles. what's the latest on the wildfires and the heat wave? >> so much to talk about today, very decisive day here for weather in california, including obviously those fires. there are about 4,400 firefighters battling 14 large fires across the state. if you include the smaller ones, you'd see them by the dozens every day since sunday. of course, the most deadly, the largest ones of primary concern including the one you mentioned, the fairview fire. we had an update from a press conference there. that fire now 2,400 acres. it was just a few hundred when it started. it's burned so bright, so large, so fast. 5,000 people still evacuated. two dead. we're told the two people that
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died were fleeing the flames in what was a tragic situation t. winds so erratic, the ground there so dry, it's just a match stick in so many communities. this one, of course, counted among them. also 110 degrees the daytime temperature at the fire, expected to be 103-degree day there as well as firefighters try to contain it. we're seeing obviously triple-digit temperatures across the state. 110 when you move more inland. all of this putting extreme pressure on the grid. when it gets towards the evening hours, the most dangerous time from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. where the grid has less availability from things like solar, but the sun is still out, it's still very hot. you do have the danger of having these rolling blackouts. if the california iso can't get people to conserve energy, that's their primary concern. they're practically begging people during those hours, you've got to help us out and
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57 past the hour. we end this hour where we began, in uvalde, texas, where a team
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of artists works on murals to honor the lives of the 21 victims. i spoke with two of them about what drives them to bring beauty to this grieving community. >> i can't fix anything, but if there's something i can do to give back that would allow some sort of healing or coping, anything i can do, i raise my hand as quick as possible, put me wherever you need. put me where i can help some way somehow. >> how do you process what those families had to go through? >> i can't understand it. i can't imagine what it is that they're going through. i tell everybody -- i said this three months ago. no, in uvalde this happened yesterday. it happened yesterday. it's as real as it was that three months ago as it is today. and everybody when i go home asks me, they say hey, how did it go? as i'm so excited to go home and
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tell them what i felt, what i saw, who i met, who i ate with, who i cried with, who i laughed with. as soon as they ask me that same question that you did, there's no words that can come out of my mouth. i have a blank stare and everything runs through my mind and i can't speak about it. every weekend, every time i come here, it's just -- i'm encompassed by the love, the hope, the belief, just everything that this family -- this city has brought and is bringing and trying to climb out of. >> what draws you to do what you do? >> i paint. one of the things i try to do with this, this gift that i have and the skills is to give back in any way. coming out here and donating my time and resources is just a way i can give back and just help those that are grieving, and hopefully help with the healing process. >> when you see these little faces, little kids that had so much future, so many dreams and
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hopes, how do you process this? >> it's hard to process. i have a daughter that's 8 years old. she's close to the age of these children. to me, like, it makes me feel like this could be me. >> that wraps up the hour for me. i'm jose diaz-balart. thank you for the privilege of your tim. lindsey reiser picks up with more news right now. good morning. i'm lindsey reiser at msnbc headquarters in new york. picking up a busy hour of news. right now what will the doj do next? that's the question after a judge ruled in favor of donald trump's request for a special master to review evidence seized from mar-a-lago. the justice department, which has already completed its own internal review, said it will consider appropriate next steps which includes a possible appeal of the ruling. we're still waiting to find out if that will happen. we do know both sides have until friday to


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