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good morning. taking to the streets. the roe v. wade reversal setting off a flood of emotions nationwide. many angry. >> it feels like a betrayal. >> others ecstatic. >> i was praying when the decision was made. i'm overjoyed. >> protesters in los angeles shutting down a freeway. some marched outside the justices who ruled in favor of
overturning roe. the only way to change it back is vote this november. questions about what happens next and what it means for women and the future of abortion rights looks like. could contraception and gay rights be next? we're live with the latest. historic gun bill. president biden signing the most significant gun legislation in decades this morning. the bipartisan bill passed by the house on friday strengthens background checks and closes the so-called boyfriend loophole and incentive sizes states for red flag laws. can it make a difference? chaotic scenes at airports expected to get worse ahead of the fourth of july weekend. all that and it's cute to be
ugly. sorry, westminster, another dog show in town. this doesn't crown the top dog. it awards the least attractive pooch around. we celebrate the ugliest of them all on saturday, june 25th, 2022. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with peter alexander and kristen welker. welcome to "today" thank you for joining us on saturday morning. there is a look at the supreme court. i'm here with morgan radford. kristen is traveling with the president. we'll check in with you shortly. we want to get to the top story. the reaction to the supreme court overturning the roe v. wade decision. >> thousands of people took to the streets from new york, los angeles and miami and more.
expressing sadness and others overjoyed. impact was immediate. six states banned abortions with more following soon due to trigger laws. half of the states are expected to ban abortion. >> our team fanned out covering the ruling and impact and implications for the country's future. we want to begin with jesse kirsch. jesse, good morning. >> reporter: peter, good morning. this is one of the places where thousands of people rallied across the country here in new york and cities all over the u.s. the crying and celebrating this historic decision. it was expected after that leaked draft opinion, emotions are still running high. from just beyond the supreme court steps to cities like new york, denver and miami, the reveral sending thousands in
the streets. >> it feels like a betrayal and the country doesn't appreciate me and my body. >> reporter: the crowds swelled. in l.a., protesters took over the hollywood 101 freeway. with the 5-4 decision overturning 50 years of precedent. >> i was in the middle of praying when we found out the decision was made. i'm overjoyed. >> reporter: new york protesters blocking traffic for hours. holding rallies. >> my daughter lost rights to deal with her body as she ages. i'm terrified for her future. >> reporter: others celebrating in detroit and st. petersburg, florida. >> the killings is over. >> i'm stunned it happened. i wasn't sure it would happen in my lifetime. >> reporter: overnight,
protesters outside homes of supreme court justices who voted to overturn roe. some believe the energy can last through the midterm. >> the talk of codifying roe v. wade in congress. we need to elect people who will not do that. who will respect life. >> this is a fire that will set across the country. >> reporter: demonstrations have been peaceful largely. according to an official familiar with the matter, political violence is likely to intensify in the country. specifically against judges and state officials in the wake of the decision. clearly a tense time in the united states. morgan and peter, back to you. >> president biden calling for the protests to be peaceful. jesse kirsch in new york. thank you. some states have banned abortions and others will soon.
pete williams is here with the latest. >> reporter: historic is important, morgan. it overturns five decades of abortion precedent, but the first time the supreme court ever recognized a constitutional right that was widely accepted and took it away. by a vote of 5-4, the court overturned roe and the follow rulings saying they cannot abort. three were appointed by trump who said he would put pro-life justices on the supreme court. going that far was not necessary to uphold mississippi which banned after 15 weeks of pregnancy. this tracked closely after the leaked opinion in may. for the majority, sam alito says no right to abortion is protected by constitutional
decision. the roe decision was wrong and deeply damaging. >> when i saw the final decision and the justices had stuck with that decision, it was -- this is what we have been working for so long. >> reporter: unlike other court rulings based on right to privacy, abortion is different because it involves a potential life. the ruling does not undermine the rights to same-sex marriage or contraception. justice thomas said the court should look at those, too. now abortion is no longer a constitutional right, it is likely to be illegal. in a half a dozen states it is illegal already. states that ban abortion cannot make it a crime for residents to travel to a state where abortion is legal. justice stephen breyer and sonia
sotomayor and elena kagan, from fertilization, the woman has no rights to speak of. and freely take on what is a wonder and forced into a nightmare. >> the woman's ability to have autonomy over their bodies and plan for future is disregarded. has no constitutional weight. >> reporter: thomas and alito have been trying to overturn for years. now they have a supermajority to make it happen. peter and morgan. >> thank you, pete. >> and president biden is calling on americans to have their voice heard this november. he said this is not over. kristen is along the austrian border with the president's trip for the g7.
kristen, good morning. >> reporter: peter, good morning to you from the beautiful alps. president biden will be heading for diplomatic talks. the decision to overturn roe v. wade will loom large over the trip. the political landscape at home with the midterms months away. this is a victory after a decades long battle and the president accusing the court to lead the country down a dangerous path. this morning, president biden gearing up for the fight ahead. in the wake of the supreme court ruling to overturn roe v. wade. >> a sad day for the court and country. you can act. you can have the final word. this is not over. >> reporter: the president calling out his predecessor by name for appointing the three conservative justices who made this day possible. >> three justices named by one president, donald trump, and the
decision to upend the scales of justice and eliminate a fundamental right for women in the country. >> reporter: the president vowed to use executive authority to protect women who travel to states where abortion remains legal and access to pills pregi. his powers are limited and urging codifying access into law. former president trump calling it the biggest win for life in a generation. according it the may nbc news poll, 63% of americans do not think roe should be overturned. on capitol hill, many cheered the news. >> this is a victory for the sanctity of life. >> today's decision is a vindication for the rule of law. >> reporter: some warned of
dire consequences. including barbara lee. she crossed the border and had the procedure in a back alley. >> i knew it was illegal. >> reporter: so the big question now is what will be impact on the midterms? the makeup of congress makes up a new meaning with both sides cements the issue on the federal level. democrats are making this an issue. fund raising and organizing around it. republicans are aiming to do the same. the mission to make sure abortion remains banned. there is concern this moment will harden battle lines in the deeply divided country. peter, you and i have covered the diplomatic summits. the decision to overturn roe is a remarkable back drop. >> the president expected to
arrive this afternoon. kristen, thank you so much. i'll check in with you again. senator amy klobuchar is joining us. senator klobuchar, let me get to it. the court's opinion. you saw alito's decision was wrong and damaging and insisting it should be up to the states. on the divisive issue, why isn't that a reasonable approach? >> peter, i don't think a woman in minnesota should be treated differently than a woman in texas. these are basic women's rights that have been in place for 50 years. i think we should trust women to make their own decisions about their health care instead of thinking the politicians or the government should step in. and that's why you are seeing this outpouring of women across the country, not just democrats,
republicans and independents stepping in saying enough is enough. the justices who have been appointed by conservatives whose plan has been this for a long time, is out of step with the american people. the only way to respond to this is at the ballot box. that is why this is all about november. >>senator, you say this is the plan for a long time and say this is a litmus test. many americans people they cannot trust the answers given at the hearings. what do you do to make the hearings have consequence? >> we have three branches of government for a reason, morgan. i oppose the justices. i thought something like this was in the works. i'm very, very disappointed in
how they answered those questions. to me, the answer is not just stopping hearings and asking questions. to me, the answer is how do you change this? you change this with the people. as you pointed out, in your poll, the majority of the people are with us on this. it is not a drill anymore. it is real. republican governors are racing to the state capital to pass laws to ban abortion. half of the states appear they will ban abortion. basically the answer is it is not just the federal level. it is the governors races and legislation. if people care about the fundamental rights and not go back to the 1950s, but 1850s, they want a world where their kids, like my daughter, has as many rights as i had or her grandmother had, the answer is action. the answer is voting. because we can change this at
both the local and federal level. it is all about if people are willing to stand up and not just let it happen to them. >> senator amy klobuchar, we appreciate you making time to speak to us. thank you so much. >> great to be on. thanks to both of you. let's turn to jennifer mascot. she clerked for brett kavanaugh when he was an appeals court judge. she is a professor of law. thank you for joining us this morning. first up, the majority opinion decided abortion was not protected in the constitution. it is a deeply rooted tradition. there are a lot of not just traditions, but rights that americans have become accutomed to. after 50 years of precedent, how is abortion and re reproductive autonomy not a right? >> it is important to note the
context for the first 185 years after the constitution was in place, the court did not weigh in on the question of abortion. yesterday what the court did was go back to that almo tradition. it took itself out of the seat of power. it is a strong issue with deep moral and social questions. it is best handled by states and congress and elected officials and local people being able to decide the important social and policy questions rather than the court developing a one size fits all solution trying to discern from the text that doesn't address it. >> is the word "she" is not included in the constitution. let's ask about chief justice john roberts. all it needed to do was uphold
the mississippi law. roe did not need to be overturned. why did the court feel the need to do that? >> well, quite frankly, i think the decision yesterday showed a quite amount of consensus on the court. in contrast to big decisions, there were not a lot of justices that chose to join only parts of the opinion. chief justice roberts made the sixth vote that the mississippi was constitutional. the chief is taking a different approach. to recognize to uphold mississippi's law was in contention with roe and casey. alito noted the reason of roe was criticized from the beginning. even people who agreed with the bottom line. so justice alito found that
because of the absence of work ability, it was egregiously wrong. the views on both sides made it an issue that was not for the court and one size fits all solution, but to leave to the states and people and congress to look at. in the long run, this will take politics out of the supreme court. issues at this level and importance should not be decided for all of us by nine justices in robes. >> jennifer, thank you. we want to turn to the story of president biden signing the gun legislation into law this morning. the first in nearly 30 years. nbc news correspondent ali vitali is covering that. >> reporter: good morning, peter. a bright spot for democrats. president biden signing landmark legislation on gun violence prevention this morning. it caps off a roller coaster of
emotions for lawmakers in washington d.c. one day after the court overturned gun laws, lawmakers voting to pass gun violence prevention legislation in three decades. 14 republican lawmakers breaking ranks joining democrats to pass the bill. including lawmakers who represent uvalde and chris jacobs. the final bill including funding for mental health and school security as well as closing the boyfriend loophole and enhancing background checking for those under 21 and incentivizing states for red flag laws. peter. >> ali, thank you so much. let's turn to the weather with tens of millions under heat advisoies this morning.
bill karins is in for somara. >> it is hard to believe the final week of june and staring july 4th next week. we are continuing with 42 million under heat advisories. a big chunk of the west coast. seattle south outside of l.a. and the plains and deep south. it has been a brutally hot stretch of weather for little rock and nashville and tallahassee. and the desert southwest. 104 in dallas. it will be humid from little rock to new orleans. as we head to sunday, notice the heat in the mid-atlantic region. typical for summer in d.c. the hot stuff continues in houston and shreveport and tampa have been warm to start the summer season. i'm happy to report more typical
weather next week in the south. it is still hot. you get afternoon thunderstorms to cool off. we won't see the 100s like this week. as far as today, who has to bring the umbrella? we have early heavy rain in areas of wisconsin and illinois. watch out in chicago. some of that is trying to work your way. we will deal with a little bit of heavy rain in florida. that is the typical afternoon thunderstorms that you have to run inside that is a look at your forecast, here is a look at the weather outside. here is a live look right now in san francisco, the return of the marine layer, we have a good coverage of fog out along the coastline and we will be seeing a clear afternoon so once that fog clears up, we are expecting to see a warm day across the bay area, right now in san jose, already at about 60 degrees. if you take a look by 10:00 am, we will bump up into the 60s and eventually into the 80s by
coming up, we have something to watch in the tropics. maybe in thek. bill, see you in a moment. still to come. a lot more on the supreme court decision to overturn roe v. wade. we will take you to the abortion clinic at the center of the storm and find out what it means for their patients going forward. and cancellation chaos at airports across the country and what you can expect the next time you fly. but first these messages.
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good morning, thank you for joining us on this saturday, june 25, i am kendra, in for kira, this is a pivotal moment in this country, a time when the country seems even more divided. the supreme court is reversing 50 years of abortion rights, aside from the legality and politics, this comes down to women, and families, and their rights. around the country, most for peaceful marches and mostly people upset with yesterday's
rulings, you can see the various locations from new york, to texas, and here, to california. we were above downtown oakland yesterday, following protesters, hundreds of people marched through the streets, near city hall. oakland police were monitoring this, no word of any violence, or arrests. over in walnut creek, women's march contra costa held a protest at civic park, they called it a we won't go back vigil. organizers say they are demanding safe, legal, and accessible abortion access for all. the supreme court is now allowing individual states to determine their own abortion laws, some enacted trigger laws, in anticipation of the rulings. here is a look at the 13 trigger law states, in five of them, abortion is now illegal. the rest are on the verge of making abortion illegal. we have a quick look at your microclimate forecast, good morning. >> one thing you will notice this morning, is going to be
the fog around the coast. we have the return of the marine layer, in san francisco. this is a live look right now, you can see it out just a little bit when it comes to the building, it is hiding behind that fog. we will be seeing a clearing into the afternoon with high pressure still dominating in our forecast, which means it will be another warm afternoon, and another dry day ahead. 60 degrees right now in san jose, notice by 8:00 am, we start to bump up into the mid- 60s but in the icons, it will be a lot clearer into the afternoon, with temperatures expected to reach into the 80s by 12:00 pm, upper 80s, low 90s for the valleys, by the afternoon. if you will be in the city of san francisco, it will be a good mix of sun and clouds, wind right now breezy from the west northwest at about 12 miles per hour. temperatures will top out in the mid 60s and we can keep the sunshine but we have changes the forecast. that is coming up coming up this morning on today in the bay, the bay area the county that just changed
we are back this saturday morning. june 25th, 2022. here is a live look at the supreme court. on friday, highest court in the land ruled to overturn roe v. wade. >> you see the security barriers that went up weeks ago after the draft ruling. we begin with a check of the headlines. breaking news from norway. a shooting in the nightclub turned deadly. 2 killed and 14 wounded after a
suspect opened fire in the gay bar in the center of oslo. police are investigating the shooting as a possible territory terrorist attack. a pride parade scheduled for today has been canceled. juul e-cigarettes are on the shelves for now. a temporary hold on the government order to stop selling electronic cigarettes. in the emergency motion, juul called it an extraordinarily unlawful action. the temporary hold is in effect until july 12th while juul appeals the ban. the tampa bay lightning home hope to keep things alive. the two-time defending champions beat the colorado avalanche preventing them from securing the stanley cup on home ice.
the aves lead the series 3-2. they head back to tampa for game six on sunday. back to the top story. the supreme court historic ruling that overturns roe v. wade. some states banned abortions and others set to do so in the next few months. reaction is swift with the abortion rights activists worried for the future of women. blayne alexander is outside of the clinic at the heart of the supreme court ruling. blayne, good morning. >> reporter: you are right, morgan. good morning. in the state of mississippi, there is one abortion clinic behind me. because of the trigger law, in ten days, the clinic will shut doors for good. we are seeing a number of protesters here outside of the clinic before it opens its doors. this comes as many gather to celebrate or mourn the court's
decision. >> my body. >> my choice. >> reporter: across the country, this is the sound of the end of roe v. wade. >> this is the great victory to be sure. >> we have dangerous times ahead for health for women. >> reporter: a nation polarized. especially in mississippi. the case that sent the case to the supreme court. the organization still seeing patients as friday's ruling came down. >> i will tell you anyone that contacts us, we will see them. >> reporter: in mississippi, 59% of people believe abortion should be banned in most cases. among them, terry herring. >> do you consider today a victory? >> absolutely. a victory for the babies. >> reporter: she runs choose life mississippi. >> what we hope is that we will see more women and women will not choose to go out of state, but seek help in mississippi and
we will have answers. >> reporter: this is a clinic that also serves pregnant women. she believes women should have a right to choose that pregnancy. >> mississippi is already the most unsafe place for a black baby to are born. for any baby. >> are you concerned? >> those numbers will increase. they will increase. >> reporter: the court decision means ending abortion not just in mississippi, but across a wide section of the south. tyler is the mississippi state coordinaor for planned parenthood. >> it adds another barrier to the existing barriers that people face when accessing abortion. >> reporter: guys, that's something that people are speaking about. many women will not have the resources or ability to good out of state to seek abortion services if they choose. we are seeing a growing number of companies will pay for employees to go across state
lines to get the service. disney, netflix, dick's sporting goods. they will help make that service accessible. >> blayne alexander in mississippi. blayne, thank you. let's check in with the forecast. bill karins is watching it for us. some folks are keeping their eye on storms coming this way? >> possibility. will bonnie form? we have two areas we are watching. the first is the tropical disturbance in the gulf of mexico. there is nothing there yet. a 20% chance of development in the region. if it does happen, it is somewhere near the texas or louisiana coast. only a 20% chance. it is close enough here to the gulf of mexico and the coastal areas. look out here. far out in the atlantic. a 60% chance this does develop and if it does, it eventually is heading to the caribbean.
in case you wonder, it ♪♪ this is an abc news special report. here's peter alexander. good saturday morning to you. i'm peter alexander here in washington, d.c., and president biden is now just moments away from signing into law the most significant gun legislation in nearly 30 years. there's a look at the roosevelt room at the white house. this bipartisan bill that was passed by the house on friday and the senate a day earlier, it strengthens background checks for the youngest gun buyers, those between the ages of 18 and 21, and closes the so-called boyfriend loophole that bars dating partners convicted of domestic abuse from buying guns. here is the president. >> yesterday i spoke about the supreme court's shocking decision striking down roe v. wade. we've had a lot of discussion
about that in our household. we think it is -- anyway, jill and i know how painful and devastating a decision it is for so many americans, and i mean so many americans. the decision is implemented by states. my administration is going to focus on how they administer it and whether or not they violate other laws by deciding not to allow people to cross state lines to get public health services and we will take actions to protect women's lives and reproductive life. this morning i'm here and we're here on a critical issue, gun violence. you know, i'm about to sign into law bipartisan gun safety legislation, and time is of the essence. lives will be saved. when we return from europe jill and i will be hosting an event in the white house on july 11th to mark this historic achievement with members for voted for these families and the families who, in fact, were
victimized by the gun shooting we have seen. so -- so incredible to see so much of it of late, and advocates have worked really hard to do something about it. i have been at this work for a long, long time and i know how hard it is and i know what it takes to get it done. it was there -- i was there 30 years ago the last time this nation passed meaningful gun safety laws and i'm here today for the most significant law to be passed since then, since the last 30 years. i would like to thank the leaders and the members of the house and senate for working together to get in done. i especially want to thank the family, and jill and i, many of whom i sat with for hours on end across the country, so many we have gotten to know who lost their souls to an epidemic of gun violence, they lost their child, their husband, their wife. nothing is going to fill that void in their hearts, but they led the way so other families will not have the experience and the pain and trauma that they
had to live through. from columbine to sandy hock to charleston, orlando, las vegas, parkland, el paso, atlanta, buffalo, uvalde, and for the shootings that happen every day in the streets and are mass shootings we don't even hear about, the number of people killed every day in the streets, their message to us was do something. how many times have we heard that? just do something. for god's sake, just do something. well, today we did. while this bill doesn't do everything i want, it does include actions i have long called for that are going to save lives. it funds crisis intervention including red flag laws. it keeps guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves and to others, and it finally closes what is known athe boyfriend loophole. so if you assault your boyfriend or girlfriend, you can't buy a gun or own a gun. it requires young people age 18 to 21 to undergo enhanced
background checks. it includes the first-ever federal law that makes gun trafficking and straw purchases distinct federal crimes for the first time. it clarifies who needs to register as a federally licensed gun dealer and run background checks before selling a single weapon. you know, this is also providing historic funding to address youth mental health crisis in this country, especially, especially the trauma experienced by the survivors of this gun violence. look, you know, it invests in anti-violence programs at work that work directly with the people who are most likely to commit these crimes or become victims of gun crimes. today we say more than enough. we say more than enough. it is time when this seems impossible to get anything done in washington we are doing something consequential. if we can reach compromise on guns we ought to be able to
reach compromise on other critical issues from veterans' health care to cutting-edge american innovation and so much more. i know there's much more work to do and i am never going to give up, but this is a monumental day. god bless us with the strength to continue to work to get the work that's left undone done and the lives lost that can't be saved, that are obviously gone, but will be an inspiration for us to do more. i'm now going to sign this bull into law. god willing it is going to save
a lot of lives. thank you all so very much. >> mr. president, will you take questions? >> i have a helicopter waiting for me to take off. we're going to have plenty of time to talk about a lot of this. >> do you think the supreme court is broken in your opinion? >> i think the supreme court has made some terrible decisions. thank you. >> reporter: will you reconsider your -- >> reporter: -- ending the filibuster. >> reporter: sir, what about term limits for justices? >> president biden taking one question from reporters before departing. he will be leaving the white house in a matter of moments heading to marine one and then to air force one where he heads to the g7 summit overseas. he was asked if he believes the supreme court is broken, saying that he believes the supreme court has made terrible decisions. that obviously coming in the wake of the historic ruling by the court that roe v. wade is overturned. this was a historic moment, the president describing it as painful and devastating. it was a day intended to focus
intention obviously on what has been historic gun legislation, the first in nearly 30 years. i want to get to chief white house correspondent kristen welker. she is traveling with the president. she is ahead of him now waiting near the german border where he will be later in the day at the g7 summit. as you and i reported out yesterday, the white house anticipated this ruling on abortion but they didn't think it was going to come yesterday. it did sort of interrupt their desire to better celebrate this gun legislation, the president announcing what he plans to do on abortion and saying ultimately it is up to the voters to do more. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, peter. the timing of this is just extraordinary. if it weren't for the supreme court decision to overturn roe v. wade the headline today would be this bipartisan gun legislation, but now much of the focus is on the supreme court's decision, and that is why president biden started his remarks by talking about the ruling, calling it devastating, vowing to use the powers of his
authority to try to protect reproductive rights for women but acknowledging that his powers are quite limited. this is already becoming an issue in the midterms for both parties, quite frankly, peter. as for that bipartisan gun legislation, the president also touting the fact that this was passed with republican and democratic support. it was passed in the wake of those horrific mass shootings in buffalo and uvalde, and when he visited those communities people there demanded that he and washington do something. the president saying they have now done something. this is really a first step if you talk to gun safety advocates, they tout the fact that it does do things like expand background checks and provide incentives for states to pass red flag laws but they would argue it doesn't go far enough. still, people are celebrating this legislation on both sides of the aisle because, again, it is the first time in more than 30 years that congress has been able to find common ground on the issue of guns. all of this, peter, all of this is the backdrop to the president
leaving to come here to germany where he is going to attend the g7 summit where he will be addressing other pressing issues on the global stage from ukraine to the food shortage. peter. >> kristen welker traveling there to germany, waiting for the president's arrival later today. she will be traveling with him over the course of the next week. i want to get to nbc's capitol hill counter, ali vitali. we heard the president say about the gun legislation, ali, that the congress has done something consequential, signed into law today by the president, but i want to get your reaction from your perch at capitol hill what lawmakers have been saying following the ruling yesterday, the supreme court seeing a flood of protests. there were emotions on both sides including emotions from lawmakers. >> reporter: seeing a flood of emotions from lawmakers who felt like yesterday was a roller coaster, frankly, having this euphoric high of passing something finally on gun, the
first significant legislation in 30 years as kristen mentioned and then, of course, hours earlier having this devastating ruling overturning roe v. wade. you heard the president speak to that, starting and ending his remarks by talking about the supreme court but speaking in the middle in a way, talking to the bright spot on this piece of legislation, referencing the families who he has met with who say, just do something, after listing i think over a dozen of these mass shootings that all of us remember all too well at this moment. so biden there trying to show that congress can work. of course, peter, you and i covered this. this was the result of weeks of bipartisan legislating and negotiating. there were times when lawmakers inside these negotiations thought that they would fall apart but, of course, this week they finally came together, the senate and the house passing this bill at the end of the week. now the president signing it into law. >> no doubt a remarkable headline that would have been a lead on the newscast on any other day before the roe ruling. >> reporter: absolutely.
>> ali vitali, thank you so much. you have been watching an nbc news special report. some of you will return to the weekend today. the rest of you will go to regular programming. we will have a lot more throughout the day on nbc.com and tonight on "nbc nightly news." news." for all of us at nbc news, i'm peter alexander. ♪♪ morning. joe fryer is joining us. i hope you are excited as i am about this. we are about to find out who was crowned the world's ugliest dog. >> the best ssignment out there. there is only one nbc person made for this job. >> that's kerry sanders in peta luma, california. they crowned the world's ugliest dog. kerry is our correspondent on the story and was the judge. kerry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. guys, you might say wow. a contest where ugly is cute? in this case, it is more
appropriate to say bow-wow. yes, we are here at the fairgrounds in sonoma county and marin county where they hold the contest for the world's ugliest dog. we have a winner. number one u-g-l-y in the world. before we meet the winner, as they say, let's meet the contestants. america has gone to the dogs and it is just the distraction we need. this is monkey. >> monkey is? >> a blue factor griffon. >> i'm going to say her breed name one i'm. a show -- >> reporter: somewhere inside this hair ball is a pekingese named wild thing. >> i don't know if you are a "star trek" fan, but she's a tribble. >> a tribble.
sometimes he is just trouble. >> reporter: mr. happy face is a rescue. adopted by his owner in arizona. >> his first competition. he gets overwhelmed. >> reporter: is it all the puparotzi around? >> you got it. >> reporter: in all, eight dogs competing. >> this is jenny lou from korea. >> reporter: some from asia barring for the crown of ugliest. among the judges? me. >> we need for our contestants some a-paws. >> reporter: covid put a two-year break on the ugliest competition. like a dog with a bone, the county would not be without this
event. the crowd and the judges like a pack of dogs in agreement. >> the ugliest dog in the world? mr. happy face. >> what is mr. happy face thinking? >> wondering if there are treats that are part of this. >> your answer? >> of course. >> reporter: mr. happy face. the ugliest dog in the world. not just a face a mother could love. joe, morgan, peter, it is appropriate for me to say woof. >> if that is mr. happy face, i want to see a sad face on that dog. a joyful mr. happy face. lacking the celebration. >> that was -- i have no words. truly a face we all love.
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saturday, june 25. i am ginger conejero in for kira klapper. police have made an arrest in connection with that deadly shooting on a train in san francisco. 26-year-old javonte green is accused of shooting two people at the station wednesday morning. one person died. the other victim , who appeared to be a bystander, was rushed to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. he is expected to be okay. investigators are working to learn what happened leading up to the shooting but said it is not linked to upcoming pride events. >> there is no relationship to the lgbtq community or pride weekend . i just want to put peoples minds at ease, especially residents and visitors who are celebrating pride. >> police say they shooter and victim knew each other and it
was not a random attack. look at this photo. have you seen this man? he is wanted for sexual assault in san francisco early this month. a woman says the man attacked her from behind on june 12, forcing her to the ground and sexually assaulting her. it happened near geneva and san jose avenues. the suspect is about five feet tall and could have injuries to his fingers and hands because of his struggle with the victim. let's take a quick look at your saturday morning weather from vianey arana, who has a quick look at your microclimate forecast . >> we have early morning fog today. even though we start off comfortable, it will get warmer through the afternoon. live look right now in san francisco, let's look at the temperature trend through the afternoon. we start off in the 50s. winds now are light from the northwest at 10 miles per hour.
it will be a mix of sun and clouds from 11:00 am when we bump up into the upper 60s. in san jose, expect a lot of sunshine. will be a dry afternoon, starting in the 50s. by 10:00, 11:00 we are in the 70s. we expect upper 80s and low 90s for the afternoon. even though we have cloud cover, we will get a lot of sunshine and another day of 80s. it is also very dry. we don't expect to see any rain this afternoon. temperatures will remain warm but we have a couple of changes ahead. i also have a look at your pride sunday forecast. >> a lot of people are waiting for that. protests and celebrations after the historic ruling from the supreme court to overturn roe v. wade. we will break down the decision dividing the country over abortion rights. that and all your top stories but for now,
good morning. to the streets. the roe v. wade reversal setting off a flood of emotions nationwide. many furious. >> betrayal. >> others ecstatic. >> i was in the middle of praying when we found out the decision was made. i'm overjoyed. >> protesters in los angeles shutting down a freeway and others marching in front of the
justices homes. democratic lawmakers saying the only way to change it back is vote in november. we are live with the latest and questions about what happens next. celebrities soundoff. taking to social media reacting to the abortion ruling. from taylor swift and pearl jam. lizzo pledging $1 million to ♪ and start your engines high-flying speed are coming to nashville this weekend with the return of nascar's ally 400. who will go home with the coveted wind we will speak live to nascar legend dale earnhardt jr today saturday, july 25th, 2022. >> we just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. >> i'm johnny, pa, surviving 75
years of marriage. >> happy 100th birthday grandma, great-grandma. >> happy 8 2nd, hon. >> we love you! happy century mark happy 75th anniversary >> beautiful i love that. >> no doubt. congratulations to all of them good morning, welcome back to "today" on this saturday morning. morgan radford is with us in the d.c. studios kristen is traveling overseas. she is with julie andrews in the austrian alps across the border from germany what a beautiful spot ahead of the president's trip to europe for a high-stakes g7 summit. we will not make you sing this morning, kristen, but we will check in for news in a few moments from now. >> that is where we start on what is a serious news day the swift and emotional reaction to the supreme court's ruling to overturn roe v. wade, taking away the constitutional right to an abortion. overnight crowds of people on both sides taking to the streets
from l.a. to new york, miami and elsewhere. the impact has been immediate. six states with trigger laws now banning abortions on friday. we have team coverage this morning. we want to begin with nbc's jesse kersh in new york city this morning good morning. >> reporter: peter, good morning. after the draft opinion leak in recent weeks it was no surprise, but it did not stop people from turning out by the thousands to have their opinions heard both in support of and against the supreme court decision in new york, for example, we saw people blocking traffic for hours. groups also rallied right outside a fenced-in supreme court. at times there were moments of tension with people mo were supporting this 5-4 decision by the supreme court to overturn roe v. wade. celebrations for the overturning of roe also occurred in other cities across the country. meanwhile, other protesters took their voices directly to the homes of some of the supreme court justices who voted to
overturn roe v. wade bottom line now, the question is does this momentum carry through to the fall, to the midterm elections. we have talked with people on both sides of the issue hotel us they believe there is something to vote for this fall. peter and morgan, back to you. >> all right, jesse kersh on the ground in new york city with mo protests expected this weekend thank you. let's bring in nbc's justice correspondent pete williams now with more on this historic ruling pete, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, morgan. it is a momentous decision for a couple of reasons. it overturns five decades of abortion precedence that millions of american women had depended on and this is also the first time the supreme court ever took away a widely recognized constitutional right. the court voted 5-4 to overturn roe and the follow-on rulings that said states can't ban abortion before the age of fetal viability. chief justice job roberts said going that far wasn't necessary to up hold mississippi's law that banned abortion after 15
weeks of pregnancy the vote on that was 6-3 writing for the majority, justice samuel alito said no right to abortion is protected by any constitutional provision. he called the roe decision egregiously wrong and deeply damaging now that abortion is no longer a constitutional right it is likely to become illegal soon in about half of the country. in half a dozen states it is already illegal as of this morning. in a joint dissent justices stephen breyer, sonia sotomayor and elena kagan said the court means from the moment of fertilization a woman has no rights to speak of they said the state can force her to bring a pregnancy to term even at the steepest personal and family costs of. justices alito and clarence thomas have called for the court to overturn roe for years. now they have enough likeminded colleagues with the supreme court's conservative spuper majority to make it happen
>> thank you president biden has condemned the decision while calling on americans to make their voices heard at the polls this year. kristen is in the alps ahead of the president's g7 summit with allies good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, peter president biden is about to leave for germany for the g7 summit here, but this triple undoubtedly be overshadowed by the supreme court's decision to overturn roe v. wade in his remarks on friday the president making it very clear he is gearing up for the battle ahead. >> sad day for the court and for the country. you can act. you can have the final word. this is not over >> reporter: and, peter, as you pointed out the president is already making this an issue in the midterm, calling on voters to elect candidates who support abortion rights and urging congress to make abortion legal, something democrats don't
currently have the votes for the president vowed to use his executive authority to protect women's reproductive rights but he acknowledged his powers are limited. for the republicans the ruling is a victory in a decades-long ballot president trump who appointed the three conservative justices who made the ruling possible called it, quote, the biggest win for life in a generation meanwhile, before president biden leaves washington he will sign the most consequential gun legislation in decades 14 republican lawmakers joined democrats to pass the bill into law. now, the gun bill passed just hours after the court's decision on roe and a day after the court weakened gun laws in some states this new law will include enhanced background checks, incentivizing states to put red flag laws in place as well as closing the so-called boyfriend loophole for domestic abusers. so a lot of things the president is tracking and we are as well ahead of the diplomatic summit, peter and morning an >> a whirlwind 24 hours. the president was hoping to tout the progress on gun legislation
and then the roe ruling came in. a remarkable day here in washington kristen, a full plate ahead for you. we will see you shortly. thank you so much. switching gears now, it is time for a weekend morning boost. joe is back with that. joe, what do you have? >> hey there i don't know about you but military homecoming videos always give me the chills. i have one for you this morning that is certainly no different second grader nicole carvehall and classmates thought they were gathering to meet one of their favorite authors on the last day of school, her mom was actually gearing up to surprise her >> it was very surprising and i miss her so much >> it has been a rough time not being able to spend as much time with her she is my reason for everything. she is my reason to push forward. >> ah. the two had been apart for the last 14 months while contreras was stationed in south korea,
using video calls to stay in touch. mom is going to be home for about a month before deploying again. they are using their time wisely by heading to disney next week >> wow >> she clutches that army bear any time they have those video phone calls when they talk to each other, which means so much to her you saw her clutching that teddy bear right there >> that is a tear jerker a beautiful reunion. joe, thank you so much >> we thank mom for her service and daughter for her service, too. it is a family affair being a part of the military community still ahead, right here we feel the need for speed as we talk live to racing legend dale earnhardt jr how about that we will be talking about nascar's next big race in nashville. >> we will be right back after these messages we have endless aisles and free delivery so get your home, made with furniture and decor from homedepot.com okay everyone, our mission is to provide complete balanced nutrition for strength and energy. woo hoo! ensure, complete balanced nutrition with 27 vitamins and minerals.
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course, is a custom guitar. >> we want to bring in nbc sports nascar and list and hall of famer dale earnhardt jr. he is at the finish line at nashville superspeedway. dale, it is good to talk to you. how are you? >> doing great. sun rising over the back of the speedway. it is about 75 degrees. right around race time, it will be 93 degrees. that will make it 125 or 140 degrees in the cars for drivers today. it will be tough. >> cooking on the tracks. for most of us driving ten miles over the speed limit on the highway is fast as we get. i have seen morgan hit 80. >> i like a nice 80. >> that is impressive. you guys get close to 200 miles an hour on the track. take us behind the wheel. what does it feel like at speeds like that? >> it is obviously very fast at first. it takes a while to process how quickly things are going by and
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the chips on the table getting aggressive. they created rivalries. that will spillover into the playoffs and it will be fireworks on nbc. >> dale, you get out there every so often in the xfinity series. do you miss that gig? >> i love driving race cars. always will. that will never leave my mind. it helps me in the boot to booth to have a passion for it. i love to get out there and scratch that itch. i race once or twice a year. it helps to understand what the drivers are doing. >> you have two adorable daughters. nice to get extra family time in. dale earnhardt jr., we always appreciate your time. it is good do see you. folks can watch the 400 tomorrow on nbc and on peacock. >> that's right. let's check in with bill karins for the look at the forecast.
hey, bill. how about dale's weather analysis? he can be my correspondent. 130 in the car. that was great. also, there will be a chance of thunderstorms. mother nature may have fireworks. let's get into the weekend forecast. obviously the heat is a huge story this month and continues to the end of the month. poor mobile, alabama. temperatures in the shade. it will feel like 111 degrees. get in the pool, ac, somewhere cool. not better in little rock and ft. worth and galveston and the deep south. west coast is getting steamy. temperatures jumping up to the pacific northwest. for my friends in wisconsin and illinois, umbrella early morni we are starting out with early morning fog today. right now in san francisco 55
degrees. if you are heading to the city, it will bump up into the upper 60s. get ready for a mix of sun and clouds, at least fo the one thing i never known is the nascar and testing it on the tracks. i need to do that. >> do that when the weather is nice and not this hot. bill, thank you. joe fryer is joining us now. what is coming up in "popstart." >> madonna and new york
all right. it is that time of morning for "popstart." >> and those speaking out over roe v. wade. taylor swift reposted the statement from michelle obama and writing, i'm absolutely terrified that this is where we are. after so many decades of people fighting for women's rights and their bodies, today's decision stripped us of that. rock band pearl jam posted a video sharing their thoughts. >> we are asking for support and freedom to choose. not the government, not politicians, not the supreme court to stand in the way of access to abortion, birth control or contraceptives. >> and viola davis added on twitter. and so it goes, gutted. we have to use our voice and
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demanding safe abortion access for all. just 30 minutes ago at the white house, washington, d.c., president biden signed the bipartisan safer communities act, the most significant gun reform bill in decades. in a special report this morning, we got a look at president biden signing the bill into law. just a couple inks, $13 billion in incentives for states that pass red flag laws and has background checks for young adults and takes firearms from those convicted of domestic abuse. let's look at the weather. vianey arana has a look at your forecast. >> you will want to head out early if you have plans. it will warm up quickly again this weekend. we have a good marine layer. here is a live look at san francisco. you can see it right here. this will linger for the first
half of the day in san francisco. temperatures are about 55 degrees. they start to bump up into the 60s, upper 60s through the coastline. for san jose, it will be another sunny, dry and warm day. temperatures will climb. by 11:00 am upper 70s, by 12:00, 1:00 we will see the 80s. it will get harder into areas, 51 degrees in santa rosa. your forecast is coming up at 7:00 am. coming up, much more on today in the bay. the county just changed it's covid rules again and how it could affect your weekend plans. that and all your top stories coming up at 7:00. let's go back to the today show.
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