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INSIDE THOSE MOMENTS OF TERROR FOR PASSENGERS ON A PLANE LANDING IN MIAMI AFTER THE LANDING GEAR ON FLIGHT 203 COLLAPSED. THE PLANE CAUGHT FIRE. TERRIFIED PASSENGERS ESCAPING AND FLEEING FOR THEIR LIVES. QUESTIONS BEING RAISED TONIGHT ABOUT THE AIRLINE AND THAT PLANE. >> DECADES IN THE MAKING, THE SENATE ANNOUNCES A BIPARTISAN GUN SAFETY BILL, MOST FAR REACHING LEGISLATION ON GUN SAFETY IN A GENERATION. BUT WILL IT MAKE SCHOOL SHOOTINGS LIKE THE ONE IN UVALDE LESS LIKELY? JOINED BY TWO PARENTS WHO LOST CHILDREN A DECADE AGO IN SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THEY ARE AN EMOTIONAL MESSAGE TONIGHT. PRESIDENT BIDEN PROPOSES A PAUSE ON THE FEDERAL GOT TAX TO BRING PRICES DOWN AT THE PUMP. DOES IT OFFER BUILD RELIEF? WILL IT EVEN GAIN APPROVAL FROM CONGRESS? -- STANDING BY THE WHITE HOUSE. IN OUR SECOND REPORT ON OPERATION LONE STAR, WE HEAR HOW ONE A NATIONAL GUARDSMAN PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE, THEY SENT THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS TO THE BORDER TO TAKE ON IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT. >> THE MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEMS IN EQUIPMENT LONG STAR IS MORE THAN I'VE EVER SEEN. I MEAN, TO BE HONEST, I COULDN'T COME UP WITH A MISSION TO DO AS BAD A JOB -- I COULDN'T DO A MISSION THIS BAD, EVER. >> CENTER OF THE COUNTRY'S MOST POPULAR SPORT GRILLED IN A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, ROGER GOODALE SAID THAT HE DIDN'T HOLD THE -- ACCOUNTABLE AFTER A TOXIC WORKPLACE. RESPONDS TO CALLS TO FORCE THE OWNER TO STEP DOWN. REMEMBER THE FATHER WHO SOLD HIS SNEAKER COLLECTION SO JIMENEZ WIFE COULD PAY FOR IVF? HIM NOW WE HAVE THE UPDATE. >> GOOD EVENING, I'M LINDSAY DAVIS. THANKS FOR STREAMING WITH US. IT'S BEEN 28 YEARS SINCE AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT SIGNED GUN LEGISLATION INTO LAW. WE ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO BIPARTISAN GUN REFORM COMING INTO A REALITY. TRY TO CUT YOUR MIND OUT OF THIS MOMENT, 3671, AT LEAST THAT MANY MASS SHOOTINGS IN AMERICA SINCE THE GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE STARTED KEEPING RECORD IN 2013. UVALDE, WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT THE POLICE CHIEF THERE HAS BEEN PUT ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. THIS IS AS THE MAYOR REVEALS THAT ROBB ELEMENTARY, THE SITE OF ONE OF THOSE HORRIFIC MASS SHOOTING WILL BE DEMOLISHED. THE MAYOR IS SAYING THAT YOU COULD NEVER ASK A CHILD TO GO BACK THERE. THERE IS HOPE TODAY THAT THE SENATE'S BIPARTISAN DEAL ON GUN SAFETY REFORM MAY HELP PREVENT AT LEAST SOME MASS SHOOTINGS IN THE FUTURE. IT'S STILL UNCLEAR IF THIS NEW LEGISLATION WOULD'VE PREVENTED THE UVALDE SHOOTING. AT LEAST 14 REPUBLICANS HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE BILL, INCLUDING MINORITY LEADER, MITCH MCCONNELL. TONIGHT, WE'RE ASKING A LOT OF QUESTIONS. WHAT'S IN THE LEGISLATION, HOW MUCH WILL IT COST, WHO IS ON BOARD AND PERHAPS. MOST IMPORTANTLY, WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? WE ARE STANDING BY TO BE JOINED BY TWO SANDY HOOK PARENTS. FIRST, RACHEL SCOTT LEADS US OFF. >> TONIGHT, WEEKS AFTER THE UVALDE SCHOOL SHOOTING, AND THE BUFFALO GROCERY STORE MASSACRE, SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER BOWING TO HOLD A VOTE ON GUN SAFETY BY THE END OF THE WEEK. >> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH. >> THE ROUGHLY 13 BILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE WOULD BE THE FIRST MAJOR GUN LEGISLATION IN DECADES. AND BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN BUYERS UNDER 21, CLOSING THE SO-CALLED LOOPHOLE, PREVENTING PEOPLE CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FROM OWNING GUNS, AND PROVIDING FUNDING FOR GUN VIOLENCE PROGRAMS, SCHOOL SECURITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH. IT STOPPED SHORT OF BANNING OR RAISING THE AGE TO PURCHASE ASSAULT STYLE WEAPONS. THE TYPE OF FIREARMS USED BY THE 18 YEAR OLD SUSPECTS IN UVALDE AND BUFFALO. >> THERE ARE SOME ADVOCATES WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME IN MY OFFICE SAYING WHY DID YOU NOT DO AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN? WHY DIDN'T YOU RAISE THE AGE? THAT IS JUST NOT POLITICALLY FEASIBLE IN THE CURRENT SENATE. >> 14 SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTED TO ADVANCE THE LEGISLATION, INCLUDING SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL. >> I THINK IT IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. >> BUT OTHER REPUBLICANS TOLD ME THAT THEY WILL VOTE NO. >> SENATOR DO YOU SUPPORT THE GUN LEGISLATION? >> NO, I DON'T. >> REPUBLICAN SENATORS JOHN CORNYN AND TED CRUZ BOTH TRAVELED TO UVALDE DAYS AFTER THE MASS SHOOTING. HE NEGOTIATED THE BIPARTISAN DEAL BUT THE OTHER TEXAN, SENATOR TED CRUZ WILL NOT BE BACKING IT,. HE CALLED FOR ARMED OFFICERS AT SCHOOLS. >> I'M SURE YOU HEARD THE PLEAS FROM THE FAMILIES IN UVALDE IN YOUR HOME STATE OF TEXAS. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT COULD GET YOU TO SUPPORT THE GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION? >> I THINK THAT THIS PARTICULAR BILL IS A MISTAKE. I THINK IT IS THE WRONG APPROACH. >> SENATOR CRUZ MAY NOT BE IN THE MINORITY WHEN IT COMES TO REPUBLICANS. RACHEL SCOTT JOINS US NOW. RACHEL, EVEN WITHOUT OPPOSITION FROM SOME REPUBLICAN SENATORS THIS DOES APPEAR TO HAVE THE VOTES THAT IT NEEDS AND THE SENATE. WHAT ABOUT IN THE HOUSE? >> LINDSAY, OF COURSE DEMOCRATS DO HAVE MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE. BUT REPUBLICANS ARE STARTING TO COME OUT AGAINST THIS. HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP FORMALLY AND OFFICIALLY URGING THEIR MEMBERS TO VOTE AGAINST THIS. WE ARE TOLD THAT A PRIVATE MEETING TODAY, HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER, KEVIN MCCARTHY, URGED HIS MEMBERS TO VOTE NO. WE ARE EXPECTING A HANDFUL OF REPUBLICANS TO JOIN DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE TO PUSH FORWARD FOR THE LEGISLATION, LINDSEY. >> AND WHAT IS THE LIKELY TIMEFRAME FOR GETTING A FINAL VOTE FOR BOTH CHAMBERS? >> SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER DOES NOT WANT TO WASTE ANY TIME ON THIS. HE IS VOWING TO PUT THIS BILL ON THE FLOOR BY THE END OF THE WEEK. WE KNOW THE DEBATE IN THE SENATE WILL BEGIN LIKELY TOMORROW, AND THEN AFTER THAT, A VOTE WILL HAPPEN IN THE SENATE, THE HOUSE WILL TAKE IT UP SOON AFTER, LINDSEY. >> ALL RIGHT RACHEL SCOTT, OUR THANKS TO YOU AS ALWAYS. JOINING US NOW IS MARK BARGAIN, THE FATHER OF SANDY HOOK VICTIMS. THEY ARE BOTH PART OF THE ORGANIZATION SANDY HOOK PROMISED. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY. OBVIOUSLY THIS HAS TAKEN DECADES TO FINALLY GET SOME GUN REFORM LEGISLATION. I WILL START WITH YOU, YOUR REACTION TO IT. >> WE ARE HOPEFUL, WE ARE OPTIMISTIC, THIS IS A START. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR MOST OF THE LAST TEN YEARS. TRYING TO GET SOME MODEST GUN SAFETY INITIATIVES THROUGH OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. AND WHILE THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT EVERYTHING THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK FOR, THIS IS A GOOD START, AND IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THIS IS COMING TOGETHER WITH BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. WHICH I THINK SINCE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO THIS VERY DIVIDED NATION. >> AND NICOLE, YOUR THOUGHTS, A GOOD START? >> I THINK IT IS A VERY GOOD START, IT IS PLEASING TO SEE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO CRAFT THIS IN A WAY THAT WILL HAVE MEANING IN TERMS OF SAVING LIVES WHILE STILL PROTECTING SECOND AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, BECAUSE IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT BOTH PARTS OF THAT ARE WITHIN THIS PACKAGE AND I THINK THAT THEY HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB AT PULLING THAT TOGETHER. >> THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE FOCUS MORE ON WHEN IT DOESN'T INCLUDE. THAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN, BUT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE A RAISE IN THE AGE RATE THAT YOU CAN BUY A GUN. IF THERE WAS ONE ACTION THAT YOU WOULD HAVE HOPED WOULD HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE LEGISLATION, WOULDN'T THAT HAVE BEEN FOR YOU? >> FOR ME PERSONALLY, I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO SEE THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE AGES TAKEN CARE OF. SO 21 FOR EVERYONE, BUT I RECOGNIZE WHY FOR SOME STATES, ESPECIALLY HUNTING STATES, THAT IS NOT AN AREA THAT THEY ARE COMFORTABLE GOING TO. BUT I THINK THE ENHANCED BACKGROUND CHECK FOR YOUTH UNDER THE AGE OF 21 IS A POSITIVE STEP FORWARD TO ENSURE THAT IF YOU CANNOT GET IT AS AN ADULT, THEN YOU CAN'T GET IT IF YOU ARE 18 TO 21 AS WELL. >> HOW ABOUT FOR YOU, MARK, IF THERE WERE ONE ACTION INCLUDED? >> I AGREE WITH THAT. AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SEEN SAFE STORAGE INCLUDED IN THIS. I THINK IT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART OF THIS. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU IDENTIFY AS A RESPONSIBLE PERSON THAT YOU ARE ALREADY DOING THAT. BUT WE HAVE SEEN COUNTLESS, IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, SOMEBODY WHO SHOULDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO A FIREARM LIKE A CHILD, OR SOMEBODY WHO IS GOING TO HAVE SELF HARM, TO HAVE ACCESS TO A FIREARM IN A HOME, I THINK THAT SHOULD BE THE LAW OF THE LAND TO MAKE SURE THAT FOLKS SAFELY STORE THEIR FIRE ARMS. >> NICOLE, YOU WROTE AN OP-ED, YOU SAID THE HEADLINES HAVE LONG FADED, BUT THE ANGUISH WILL ALWAYS STAY WITH ME. IT IS UP THERE FROM WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES AT NIGHT. REMEMBERING HIS INFECTIOUS LAUGH THAT ALWAYS MADE ME SMILE. A LAUGH I WILL NEVER HEAR AGAIN. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO CELEBRATE THIS OCCASION WHEN IT IS COMING AT SUCH A COST TO YOU PERSONALLY? >> THAT IS A HARD QUESTION FOR ME TO ANSWER. BUT WHAT I LEAN INTO IS THE FACT THAT I CAN CELEBRATE THE FACT THAT LESS PARENTS ARE GOING TO BE IN MY POSITION GOING FORWARD. IT HAS TAKEN TOO LONG TO GET HERE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED ALONG THE WAY. BUT AT LEAST WE ARE HERE, AND THAT IS GOING TO SAVE SOME LIVES, AND HAVE SOME MEANING. >> HOW ABOUT FOR YOU? >> THERE IS NOTHING THAT I CAN DO TO BRING MY LITTLE DANIEL BACK. I WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I MADE A VOW, A PROMISE TO HONOR HIM, AND TO PROTECT MY SURVIVING CHILDREN, JAMES AND NATALIE, AND TO PROTECT AS MANY OTHER FAMILIES AS POSSIBLE FROM HAVING TO INJURE THIS LIFE OF PAIN. AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH THE WORK AT SANDY HOOK PROMISE, AND TO WORK TO PASS THIS LEGISLATION. >> EVEN AS THE TIME GOES BY, I SEE THE TEARS IN YOUR EYES. IT DOESN'T GET EASIER, PEOPLE FEEL THE WHOLE THING THAT TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS, BUT NOT THIS WOUND? >> NEVER. NEVER. THE LOSS OF DILLON IS SOMETHING THAT WILL STAY AS A GAPING WOUND IN MY HEART FOR ALL-TIME. I WILL ALWAYS BE MISSING HIM. AND ALL I CAN DO IS KEEP MOVING FORWARD TO HONOR HIM, AND TO HONOR MY SURVIVING SON, JAKE. >> WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE SANDY HOOK PROMISE? >> NOT ONLY DO WE WORK IN LEGISLATIVE AREAS, BUT WE ALSO WORK A LOT IN SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SO WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SCALE AND EXPAND OUR PROGRAMS. WHERE WE TEACH YOUTH, AND EMPOWER THEM. HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF SOMEONE WHO IS IN NEED OF HELP, AND TAKE ACTION TO GET THEM HELP? THROUGH THAT ACTION ALONE, WE HAVE ALREADY AVERTED NINE CREDIBLE CLAIM SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. HUNDREDS OF SUICIDES, AND CREATED THOUSANDS OF MENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS. SO POLICY IS NEEDED, AS HIS BEHAVIORAL CHANGE, WE ARE FOCUSING ON BOTH AREAS. >> WHAT DO YOU ALL SAY TO PARENTS, I IMAGINE THAT YOU HEAR THIS, THE PARENTS WHO FEEL SCARED TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL, AND ARE THERE CERTAIN QUESTIONS THAT YOU FEEL THAT PARENTS SHOULD ASK? ABOUT HOW THE SCHOOL IS PREPARED, AND TRAINING THE KIDS, AND AS FAR AS THE DOOR, IS IT LOCKED, AND THE LOCATION. >> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS DO QUESTION WHAT ARE THE SAFETY STANDARDS AND THE PRACTICES THAT ARE FOLLOWED WITHIN A SCHOOL. AND I ALSO THINK THINGS LIKE ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS, THERE ARE A LOT OF EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT THEY ACTUALLY CAN TRAUMATIZE CHILDREN. AND HOW ARE THEY DOING IT IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY, AND AGE-APPROPRIATE WAY, AND FOCUSING ON THE TEACHERS, AND TEACHING THEM WHAT TO DO, AND HOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN THE EVENT OF AN INCIDENT. SO I DO THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO ASK THOSE QUESTIONS, BUT I ALSO WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT GENERALLY SPEAKING, SCHOOLS ARE ONE OF THE SAFEST PLACES TO BE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. THE PROBLEM IS, BECAUSE WE HAVE CREATED AN INFRASTRUCTURE, AND SYSTEMS THAT KIDS DO NOT FEEL SAFE. SO EMPOWER THEM WITH THE WAY TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO HELP KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE, LIKE KNOWING THE SIGNS, LIKE TALKING TO A TRUSTED ADULT IF YOU SEE SOMETHING. >> AND MARK, YOU TALKED ABOUT KEEPING YOUR OTHER TWO KIDS SAFE. WHEN YOU SENT THEM BACK TO SCHOOL, WHAT WAS THAT LIKE FOR YOU? >> YOU KNOW, THEY DID FEEL SAFE IN SCHOOL. JAMES AND NATALIE, GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER THE TRAUMA OF LOSING THEIR BROTHER, DANIEL, THEY DID FEEL SAFE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, WHICH WAS WONDERFUL FOR US TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT. BUT JUST TO BUILD ON NICOLE'S POINT, WE HAVE A MODEL THAT WORKS. I JUST WANT TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND BRING, IT IS REALLY A CULTURAL SITUATION, AND INSTEAD OF ADOPTING TO THIS FEELING OF THE ACTIVE SHOOTER AS AN INEVITABLE SITUATION, TO GET IN FRONT OF THAT, AND OVERTIME, TO TRAIN STUDENTS TO WHERE WE GET TO A PLACE WHERE WE DO NOT HAVE TO BE WAITING FOR AND PLANNING FOR THE INEVITABLE SCHOOL SHOOTING. THAT WE CAN BRING OUR CULTURE TO A PLACE WHERE THAT IS NOT A THING ANYMORE. AND I KNOW IT IS POSSIBLE. >> I THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. NICOLE, I REMEMBER WHEN WE FIRST MET, MY SON WAS JUST ABOUT TO START KINDERGARTEN. I WAS TELLING YOU THAT HE WAS IN THE FIRST CLASS IN THE BUILDING, AND YOU SAID THAT IS WHERE YOUR SON WAS, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS STAYED WITH ME FOR SEVERAL YEARS. I THINK THAT FOR ANYONE WHO IS A PARENT, YOU DON'T REALLY EVEN HAVE TO KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO BOTH OF YOU, AND WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TALKING WITH US. THANK YOU. NOW TO THE FLIGHT EMERGENCY IN MIAMI. SCARY MOMENTS FOR THE 130 PASSENGERS AND TEN CREW MEMBERS ON BOARD. AN INVESTIGATION IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE LANDING GEAR ON THE PLANE TO GIVE OUT. ABC'S TRANSPORTATION CORRESPONDENT HAS THE DETAILS. >> TONIGHT, NEW DETAILS ON THE PASSENGER JET, SEEN HERE MAKING THAT HARD LANDING AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, PARTS OF THE PLANE BURSTING INTO FLAMES. NEW VIDEO SHOWING THE PANIC INSIDE THE PLANE, PASSENGERS RUSHING TO THE EXITS. JUMPING ON TO EMERGENCY SLIDES TO GET OFF OF THE AIRCRAFT. PASSENGERS HURRYING OFF THE TARMAC. HEAVY SMOKE RISING AS AUTHORITIES SAY THE PLANE, WHICH WAS COMING FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, WITH 140 PEOPLE ON BOARD HAD ITS LANDING GEAR COLLAPSE AS IT TOUCHED DOWN. THIS PERSON WAS ON BOARD WITH HIS WIFE AND BABY DAUGHTER. >> THE SECOND WE GOT TO THE GROUND, THINGS STARTED SHAKING. WE HEARD A SOUND, LIKE SOMETHING BROKE. I HAD TO JUMP OUT OF THE PLANE WITH MY FOUR-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER IN MY ARMS. >> EMERGENCY CREWS DOUSING THE FLAME WITH FOAM. AT LEAST THREE PASSENGERS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL, OTHERS EMBRACING AT THE TERMINAL, DESCRIBING THOSE TERRIFYING MOMENTS ON BOARD THAT FLIGHT. >> WE WERE BUMPING SIDE TO SIDE, AND ALL THE WINDOWS. >> NOW WE ARE LEARNING THE PLANE, OPERATED BY DOMINICAN AIRLINE RED AIR, WAS A 32 YEAR OLD MTA THAT HAD ONCE BELONGED TO AMERICAN AIRLINES, AND HAD BEEN RETIRED TO THE NEW MEXICO DOES IT FOR YEARS, BEFORE BEING BOUGHT BY A LOW BUDGET AIRLINES IN AMERICA. NOW THE QUESTION, WAS THAT AIRCRAFT PROPERLY MAINTAINED? >> THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS THE FAA CAN MAKE FOR YOU TO FLY INTO THE UNITED STATES. HOWEVER, THEY CAN'T MANDATE WHAT'S YOUR MAINTENANCE IS GOING TO BE. >> AND LINDSEY, THAT PLANE WAS SITTING IN THE DESERT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS. THIS NEW BUDGET AIRLINE BOUGHT IT. SO THE MAINTENANCE RECORDS ARE GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT HERE. AND WE HAVE JUST LEARNED THAT THE BLACK BOXES FROM THE PLANE WILL BE SENT TO WASHINGTON TOMORROW. LINDSEY. >> THANK YOU. PRESIDENT BIDEN OFFICIALLY BACK TO FEDERAL GAS TAX HOLIDAY TODAY AS AMERICANS FACED SOARING GAS PRICES. BUT REPUBLICANS ON SOME DEMOCRATS SAY THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT WE WILL ACTUALLY HELP PRODUCE PRICES. OUR CHIEF CORRESPONDENT FILES THIS REPORT. >> FACING MOUNTING POLITICAL PRESSURE OVER SKY HIGH PRICES AT THE PUMP, PRESIDENT BIDEN TODAY CALLED ON CONGRESS TO GIVE DRIVERS A MUCH-NEEDED BREAK BY SUSPENDING THE FEDERAL GAS TAX. >> WILL PROVIDE FAMILIES IMMEDIATE RELIEF, JUST A LITTLE BIT OF BREATHING ROOM, AS WE CONTINUE WORKING TO BRING DOWN PRICES FOR THE LONG HAUL >> THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS JUST UNDER $5 A GALLON. IN LOS ANGELES, EVELYN VARGAS, A MOTHER OF FOUR, STRUGGLING. >> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, BECAUSE THE PRICES ARE INCREASING EVERY SINGLE DAY. >> THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO SUSPEND A GAS TAX FOR THREE MONTHS, WHICH WOULD SAVE DRIVERS ABOUT 18 CENTS A GALLON, OR $2.76 TO FILL UP A 15 GALLON TANK. HE ALSO WANTS TO SUSPEND THE ROUGHLY 24 CENTS PER GALLON TAX ON DIESEL, BUT THE PLAN ALREADY FACES STIFF OPPOSITION ON CAPITOL HILL, WITH MANY REPUBLICANS DISMISSING IT AS A MID TURN ELECTION YEAR GIMMICK. EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS ARE SKEPTICAL. >> I'M NOT A GUESS RIGHT NOW, THAT'S FOR SURE. >> NANCY PELOSI CONCERNED CONSUMERS COULD BENEFIT. MOST BIDEN BLAMING FUEL COST RISE ON THE WAR ON UKRAINE AND CALLING ON STATES TO SUSPEND THEIR OWN GAS TAXES AS WELL. THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS TOUGH OIL COMPANY EXECUTIVES TO A MEETING TOMORROW, URGING THEM TO DO THE RIGHT SAYING. >> BRING DOWN THE PRICE YOU ARE CHARGING AT THE PUMPS TO REFLECT THE COST YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE PRODUCT. DO IT NOW. DO IT TODAY YOUR CUSTOMERS, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY NEED RELIEF NOW. >> PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR RELIEF CECILIA VEGA JOINS US NOW FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CECILIA, THE PRESIDENT DESERVE TO SUSPEND THE GAS PRICES, HOW DO WE PAY FOR IT? >> THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION, LINDSEY. IT COMES FROM A FUND THAT IS USED TO PLAY FOR CRUCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS LIKE KEEPING THE HIGHWAY SAFE. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND OVER THE THREE MONTH PERIOD, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SOME TEN BILLION DOLLARS. A LOT OF MONEY HERE. EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS ARE GOING PUBLIC WITH THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT TAPPING INTO THE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, SAYING THESE ARE REALLY IMPORTANT PROGRAMS THAT NEED TO BE FUNDED. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THIS, THE REALITY RIGHT NOW, THIS IS SO FAR FROM DONE DEAL, IT DOESN'T SEEM THE PRESIDENT HAS THE VOTES AT THIS POINT, EVEN FROM MEMBERS OF HIS OWN PARTY. >> CECILIA, VEGA IT IS A WAIT AND SEE. OUR THANKS TO YOU, AS ALWAYS. NOW TO THE MOVE BY THE FDA. THIS MAY RESULT IN THE POPULAR E-CIGARETTES BEING PULLED FROM THE SACKS FROM THIS SHELVES. >> FDA PLANS TO ORDER ALL JEWEL PRODUCTS OFF STORE SHELVES, TAKING AIM AT ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR E-CIGARETTE MAKERS IN THE U.S.. ACCORDING TO THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE NEWS COMES AFTER A TWO-YEAR REVIEW OF DATA PRESENTED BY THE VAPING COMPANY, WHICH SOUGHT OFFERING AUTHORIZATION FOR ITS MENTHOL AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS THE FDA BAN THE SALE IN SEPTEMBER OF 950,000 LESSER-KNOWN VAPE PROJECTS, BUT THE LATEST DECISION ON JEWEL, FOR YEARS, JEWEL HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF MARKETING ITS NICOTINE FILLED VAPE PRODUCTS TO TEENS, USING FRUITY AND SWEET SMELLING FAVORS. THE COMPANY PULLED ITS PRODUCTS FROM STORES IN 2019. STILL, DESPITE EFFORTS TO DEREGULATE THE VAPING INDUSTRY, A RECENT CDC SURVEY FOUND THAT ABOUT ONE IN EVERY 35 MIDDLE SCHOOLERS AND ONE IN EVERY NINE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SAID THEY HAD USED AN E-CIGARETTE IN THE LAST 30 DAYS. >> IF THE FDA DOES HAVE THE PRODUCT, OBVIOUSLY WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN USERS IMMEDIATELY. BUT I THINK THE UNFORTUNATE REALITY IS, THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER PARTS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET. >> SO FAR JEWEL AND THE FDA ARE NOT COMMENTING ON THE REPORT. THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO DECLINING TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS. BACK TO THE FDA. >> THANK. YOU ARE TURNING OVER TO AFGHANISTAN, WHERE A POWERFUL EARTHQUAKE HAS FATTENED FLATTENED VILLAGES 6.1 MAGNITUDE QUAKE STRUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, KILLING AT LEAST 1000 PEOPLE AND INJURING AT LEAST 1500 MORE. THE REGION WAS ALREADY FACING WIDESPREAD HUNGER IN POVERTY SINCE LAST YEAR THE TAKEOVER BY THE TALIBAN. HERE'S THE LATEST NEWS. >> TONIGHT A FRANTIC SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS AFTER THE POWERFUL QUAKE THAT ROCKED SOUTHEASTERN AFGHANISTAN. AT LEAST 1000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED. MORE THAN 1500 INJURED. HELICOPTERS FLYING RESCUE MISSIONS TO THE HARDEST HIT AREAS. COMMUNICATION WITH THE DISASTER ZONES ARE NONEXISTENT. THE QUAKE STRUCK AROUND 1:30 IN THE MORNING, WHEN PEOPLE WERE SLEEPING. MANY VICTIMS WERE TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES, PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO COLLAPSE AFTER HEAVY MONSOON RAINS. >> WE ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED THAT THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE UNDERNEATH THE RUBBLE THAT HAVEN'T BEEN RESCUED YET. >> AFGHANISTAN HAS BEEN FACING A SEVERE FOOD ECONOMIC RACES, EVER SINCE THE TALIBAN TOOK OVER WHEN THE U.S. LEFT LAST SUMMER. THE UN ESTIMATES HALF OF THE COUNTRY'S 20 MILLION PEOPLE WERE ALREADY EXPERIENCING ACUTE HUNGER BEFORE THIS CATASTROPHE STRUCK. >> THESE COMMUNITIES ARE WEAKENED WHEN MONTHS AND YEARS OF CHALLENGES, SO THIS HAS COME AT EXACTLY THE WRONG TIME. >> THE U.S. HAS SENT HUMANITARIAN AID TO AFGHANISTAN OVER THE PAST YEAR. OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE CURRENTLY WEIGHING WHETHER TO SEND MORE AFTER THIS DISASTER. BUT AT THIS POINT THE TALIBAN HAS NOT YET ASKED FOR HELP. >> THANK, YOU MAGGIE. NOW THE REPORTS OF A DRAMATIC RESCUE FROM THE WAR IN UKRAINE. A TAMPA BAY NONPROFIT GROUP SAYS THEY HAVE RESCUED AN AMERICAN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST FROM RUSSIAN HELD CITY OF MARIUPOL. THE SCIENTIST HAS BEEN HIDING FROM NEARLY FOUR MONTHS AFTER -- HE TOLD ABC NEWS HE TRAVELED FOR 20 HOURS TO SAFETY IN POLAND. ABC'S JAMES LOGAN HAS THIS STORY. >> TONIGHT REPORTS OF A DRAMATIC ESCAPE FROM A AMERICAN NUCLEAR SCIENTIST FROM UKRAINE. YOU CAN SEE HIM IN THE WHITE T-SHIRT BEING ESCORTED BY A SECURITY DETAIL JUST OUTSIDE OF MARIUPOL YESTERDAY. HE HAD BEEN LIVING IN MARIUPOL FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE THE RUSSIAN INVADERS INVADED IN. >> HE SAYS RUSSIAN BACK-CHECK AND FIGHTERS WENT TO HIS HOUSE TWICE AND RANSACKED IT. >> THEY WERE HUNTING ME. THERE'S NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT. >> HIS RESCUERS WERE DONE ORGANIZED BY PROJECT DYNAMITE, RUN BY U.S. VETERANS AND THEY SAID HE WAS CONSIDERED A HIGH VALUE TIE OR GET BECAUSE OF SENSITIVE NATURE OF HIS WORK, PARTICULARLY IN LASER GUIDED WEAPONS SYSTEMS. THE PROJECT SAID HE WAS ABLE TO PASS THROUGH NEARLY 30 RUSSIAN CHECKPOINTS AND DRIVEN 20 HOURS ACROSS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY AND INTO POLAND. ABC NEWS HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRM THE DETAILS OF THE ESCAPE, BUT THE STATE DEPARTMENT TODAY SAYS THEY ARE AWARE OF THE REPORTS. AN EMOTIONAL REUNION INSIDE POLAND TODAY, HE WAS MEANT BY HIS SON AND SISTER, WHO CONTACTED THE RESCUE GROUP. >> IT WAS GOOD TO SEE THEM UP UNTIL I CROSSED THE BORDER INTO POLAND I WAS IN DANGER. >> PROJECT DYNAMO SAID IT HAS BEEN WORKING COMPLEX IN NET DANGEROUS RESCUE MISSION FOR MORE THAN A MONTHS. >> JAMES, THANK YOU. NEXT, SEVERE THROWN STRAIGHT IN THE NORTHEAST FROM NEW YORK TO VIRGINIA AS WELL AS THE DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE FOR MILLIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WHEN WILL IT? BREAK ROB MERCY AND I WAS TRACKING IT ALL FOR US. >> HI. IN THE SOUTH IT'S GOING TO REMAIN WARM WE STILL HAVE THUNDERSTORMS THAT REALLY CREATES HAVOC, ESPECIALLY ACROSS VIRGINIA. WESTERN REGION NIA POINTING A WIND MEASUREMENT OF NEW 30 MILES AN HOUR. HERE'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE RADAR SCOPE. EVERYTHING KIND OF GOING NORTH TO SOUTH. AFFRONT TO THE WEST IN THE UPPER LOW TO THE EAST, AND KIND OF SQUEEZING THINGS. YOU MAY GET CLIPPED AGAIN INTO, NORFOLK AS WELL. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH BOX IS UP FOR VIRGINIA UP THROUGH HARRISBURG, BACK ALL THE WAY TO LEXINGTON AND LOUISVILLE IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS IN THE LINE MOVING ACROSS THE OHIO RIVER. THAT MEANS BUSINESS. STORM MUCH STILL UP FOR PARTS OF THE APPALACHIANS AND INTO CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA AS WE SEE THUNDERSTORMS THAT DON'T WIND DOWN UNTIL WELL INTO TOMORROW MORNING. THE HEAT IS UP AGAIN. IN THE MID SOUTH IN THE DEEP SOUTH 101 IN NASHVILLE TODAY. THAT'S THE WARMEST THEY'VE BEEN IN THE DECADES. SAME FOR MOBILE. THESE NUMBERS FOR TOMORROW INCLUDE HUMIDITY. THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT CLEARLY DANGEROUS. MOBILE COULD HIT THEIR WARMEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD. THE SCORCHING HEAT ACROSS THE GULF COAST INTO TEXAS WILL REMAIN VERY HOT INTO THE WEEKEND. >> TRIPLE DIGITS ALL OVER THE MAP. ROB, OUR THANKS TO, YOU AS ALWAYS. WHEN WE COME BACK, THE DRAMATIC RESCUE OF A WOMAN WHO FELL ONTO THE SUBWAY TRACKS HERE IN NEW YORK. THE NFL COMMISSIONER TESTIFIES IN FRONT OF CONGRESS AS A HOUSE PANEL INVESTIGATES ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS. WE HAVE THE DETAILS. UP NEXT, PART TWO OF OUR LOOK AT OPERATION LONE STAR, CREATED BY TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT TO CURB MIGRATION. AND THE TEXAS GUARDSMENG LIVE AN ALL PLATFORMS. >> TAKE A LOOK AT THIS DRAMATIC BODY CAMERA VIDEO, WHICH SHOWS A WOMAN FALLING FROM A SUBWAY PLATFORM INTO BROOKLYN ON TO SUBWAY TRACKS. OFFICERS RIGHT BEHIND HER IN ONE JUMPS DOWN ENLISTED TO SAFETY. THE POLICE BELIEVED SHE WAS HAVING A MEDICAL ISSUE WHEN SHE FELL. RIGHT NOW SHE'S BEING TREATED FOR A HEAD INJURY. OPERATION LONE STAR, THE MISSION OF TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT TO CURB THE IMMIGRANTS COMING INTO THE U.S., IS FACING INTERNAL BACKLASH AFTER ONE GUARDSMAN LAST HIS LIFE HERE WE HAVE PART TWO OF OUR REPORT ON OPERATION LONE STAR. >> THEY SHOW UP AT YOUR HOUSE IN FULL UNIFORM. THEN THERE'S ONLY A COUPLE OF THINGS. >> FOR THE JOHNSON FAMILY, OPENING THE DOOR ON THAT DAY, BACK IN APRIL, MEANT FACING THEIR WORST FEARS. INSTANTLY? >> THE MILITARY DOESN'T SHOW UP WITHOUT THE SOLDIER IF THEY KNOW WHERE THE SOLDIER IS. >> THIS IS THE BISHOP EVIDENCE THEY KNEW AND LOVED, A 22 YEAR OLD KIND HEARTED DALLAS COWBOYS FAN THAT OFTEN SENT VIDEOS OF HIMSELF ON ASSIGNMENT TRYING TO PASS THE TIME. HIS GRANDMOTHER SHARING THE PAIN OF THEIR LOSS. >> A PIECE OF YOUR HEART. A PIECE OF YOUR HEART IS GONE. YOU KNOW THESE THINGS CAN HAPPEN, NOT JUST IN THE MILITARY. MY HEART HURTS. THAT HE'S NOT WITH US, THAT HE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL. >> BISHOP EVANS, A SERGEANT WITH THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD, DIED IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR, AFTER JUMPING INTO THE RIO GRANDE RIVER, GOING BEYOND HIS DUTIES, TRYING TO RESCUE TO MIGRANTS FROM DROWNING WHILE WORKING OPERATION LONE STAR ALONG THE BORDER. DID IT SURPRISE YOU WHEN YOU LEARNED THAT HE HAD GONE IN THE WATER TO HELP PEOPLE? >> NO. NOT AT ALL. THAT'S WHAT BISHOP WOULD DO. THAT'S ABSOLUTELY WHAT HE WOULD DO. >> NEARLY FOUR DAYS AFTER BEING SWEPT AWAY BY THE RIVER'S CURRENT, HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON APRIL 24TH. HIS DEATH WAS FINALLY CONFIRMED TO HIS FAMILY. ON OCTOBER 25TH OF LAST YEAR, THE 22-YEAR-OLD SOLDIER WOULD RECEIVE WHAT WOULD BE HIS FINAL ORDERS, WORKING ON OPERATION LONE STAR. BORDER SECURITY JOINT INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY GREG ABBOTT TO ADDRESS WHAT HE CALLS AN IMMIGRATION CRISIS. >> TEXAS WILL BE TAKING ITS OWN UNPRECEDENTED ACTIONS THIS MONTH TO BETTER SECURE OUR STATE AS WELL AS OUR NATION. >> GOVERNOR ABBOTT DISPATCHED THOUSANDS OF STATE TROOPERS AND TEXAS NATIONAL GUARDSMEN TO DOZENS OF COUNTIES NEAR THE BORDER, WITH MIGRANT ARREST PROGRAM INTO COUNTIES. THIS WOMAN SAYS, >> WHEN I REMEMBER WAS HIM SAYING THAT HE WAS GOING DOWN TO THE BORDER. WHEN HE KNEW THE LOCATION HE WAS GOING TO IN WITH THE WITH THE MISSION PERTAIN TO. THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH. IT >> NOW HIS FAMILY IS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. WHAT EXACTLY WERE SERGEANT EVANS ORDERS FOR THIS MISSION? AND MOST IMPORTANTLY WHY DIDN'T HE HAVE A FLOATY DEVICE TO PROTECT HIM FROM DROWNING? DID IT SOUND LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PART OF HIS JOB ALL HE WAS DOWN THERE? >> NO. WHEN THEY EXPLAIN THAT HE WENT ON THE WATER, THAT IS WHERE I BECAME CONFUSED. >> DID YOU GET FURTHER DETAILS, WAS THERE A REPORT THAT CAME TO YOU, DID YOU GET SOME SORT OF INCIDENT, A STATEMENT, ANYTHING? >> NO. NOT YET. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY INCIDENT REPORT, NOTHING. >> NOTHING? >> DETAILS ABOUT HOW IT HAPPENED? >> ANYTHING ON AN INVESTIGATION EVEN? >> NOTHING. >> AND A STATEMENT TO ABC NEWS, THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD SAID THAT RESCUES WERE NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOLDIERS AT SECURITY POINTS, SO WATER OPERATIONS TRAINING WAS NOT GIVEN. BECAUSE OF THE SELFLESSNESS OF TEXAS GUARDSMEN, THE NECESSITY BECAME APPARENT, AND WERE ORDERED. UNFORTUNATELY, THE EQUIPMENT HAD NOT BEEN DELIVERED IN TIME FOR A SERGEANT EVANS TO USE IT IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RESCUE THE GROUND DOWNING MIGRANTS. >> THEY NEED TO HAVE THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO THEIR JOB. >> AFTER MORE THAN TWO DECADES OF MILITARY SERVICE, JASON, A RESPECTED SENIOR LEADER IN THE TEXAS CARD, RETIRED JUST AS OPERATION LONE STAR GOT UNDERWAY. >> WHO SPENT 25 YEARS SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY. >> YES. >> YOU LOVED HER JOB. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> YOU LOVE WORKING WITH THE SOLDIERS. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> WHY WOULD YOU SPEAK OUT RIGHT NOW? >> BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SPEAK OUT FOR THEMSELVES. A SOLDIER SPEAKS OUT, THEY ARE IN UNIFORM, THEY ARE DEEMED AND SUBORDINATE, AND THEY COULD HAVE NON JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT. THEY COULD BE FINED MONEY. >> JASON SAYS THE OPERATION WAS PLAYED WITH LOGISTICAL ISSUES AND POOR PLANNING FROM THE START. >> IT WAS A RUSH TO PUT A NUMBER OF SOLDIERS ON THE BORDER. >> IT IS MORE THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN. TO BE HONEST, I DON'T THINK THAT I COULD COME UP WITH A MISSION TO DO AS BAD A JOB. I COULDN'T PLAN TO DO A MISSION THIS BAD, EVER. >> BUT THE MISSION CONTINUES, AND CRITICS SAY THE TOLL ON SERVICE MEMBERS AND SURMOUNTABLE AT TIMES. THEY WORRY ABOUT THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL TOLL THE OPERATION COULD BE TAKING. >> THERE HAS BEEN SOME SUICIDES. TIED TO THIS OPERATION. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. IN JANUARY ALONE, THERE WAS 14 SOLDIERS WHO SAID HEY, I WANT TO HURT MYSELF. AND THAT HAS NOT BEEN REPORTED BY THE AGENCY. >> HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT? >> SOLDIERS TELL ME. >> NOT LONG AFTER HIS DEATH, THE TEXAS LEGISLATOR HELD A THREE-HOUR HEARING WITH OPERATIONAL AND STORE LEADERS WHO ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND MORE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES. >> WE CAN USE MORE OF THIS FULL-TIME BEHAVIOR HEALTH SPECIALIST. WE HAVE A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE, AND WE COULD USE MORE HEALTH SPECIALISTS TO BE WITH THOSE PEOPLE. >> SO FAR, TEXAS HAS NOW LOCATED NEARLY FOUR BILLION DOLLARS ON THE OPERATION, INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 500 MILLION IN FUNDS APPROVED BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT IN LATE APRIL. THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR REQUEST FOR COMMENT ABOUT THE PROGRAM, BUT ABBOTT CLAIMS THE PROGRAM HAS TAKEN A LEGAL DRUG AND CRIMINAL OFF DISPUTES. >> WE SPOKE WITH HIM AND WE ARE CALLING SOLDIER ACTS. HE WAS RECENTLY DEPLOYED IN OPERATION LONE STAR AND AGREED TO SPEAK WITH US AS LONG AS WE DO NOT NAME HIM OR SHOW HIS FACE. >> THIS IS A VERY POLITICAL MISSION. WE ARE HERE TO KEEP TEXAS SAFE. >> AND DO YOUR COLLEAGUES FEEL THAT WAY? >> ABSOLUTELY. >> THE OPERATION BEGAN IN MARCH OF 2021. AND BOASTS OF FORCE OF 10,000 SERVICE MEMBERS. IN JUST OVER A, YEAR THEY HAVE MADE A LITTLE OVER 4100 TOTAL MISDEMEANOR TRESPASSING ARRESTS, AND 240 CHARGED WITH FELONIES. >> THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS DETAINED X AMOUNT OF PEOPLE. WE CALL THE BORDER PATROL, THE BORDER PATROL ARE THE PROFESSIONALS FOR THIS. WE ARE SOLDIERS. WE ARE NOT DETAINING PEOPLE. >> FOR THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT EVANS, THEIR PUSH FOR CHANGE CONTINUES EACH DAY, AS THEY GRIEVE THEIR LOSS. >> IF IT COULD HAPPEN TO BISHOP, THEN CERTAINLY, IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE. OUR MILITARY, OR ANY SERVICEMAN AND WOMEN WHO ARE DOWN THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS MISSION. LET'S MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED. MAKE SURE IT IS A SAFE AS POSSIBLE. >> YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE A NEW MISSION? >> ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. >> OUR THANKS. THE BALTIMORE RAVENS WON THE LOSS OF TWO OF THEIR OWN. THE WOMEN HELD HOSTAGE AND HOW SHE USED GRUBHUB TO CALL FOR HELP. AND IT IS PRIDE MONTH, WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE LGBTQ CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR OFFICE BY THE NUMBERS. BUT FIRST, A TWEET OF THE DAY FROM NORTH DAKOTA SENATOR, KEVIN KRAMER, DESCRIBING A RECENT SERIES WHILE HE WAS DOING YARD WORK, REPUBLICAN SENATOR HAS BEEN ON THE SHOW SEVERAL TIMES, AND WE ARE ALL WISHING HIM A SPEEDY AND FAST RECOVERY. >> WELCOME BACK EVERYONE. JUNE IS OF COURSE PRIDE MONTH, AND A TIME TO LOOK AT THE STATE OF THE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION FOR AMERICA'S DIVERSE LGBTQ COMMUNITY BY THE NUMBERS. 104, THAT IS AT LEAST HOW MANY LGBTQ CANDIDATES HAVE LAUNCHED CAMPAIGNS FOR CONGRESSES HERE ACCORDING TO AXIOS, AND THAT IS A RECORD. NEARLY 20% INCREASE COMPARED TO 2021 87 LGBTQ CANDIDATES RAN FOR THE HOUSE OR SENATE AS OF LAST WEEK, 57 OF THOSE CONGRESSIONAL LGBTQ CANDIDATES WERE STILL ACTIVELY RUNNING ACCORDING TO THE DATA THE VICTORY FUND PROVIDED TO AXIOS. THERE ARE STILL ONLY 11 OPEN LGBTQ LAWMAKERS SERVING IN CONGRESS. THEY HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR DECADES FOR MORE POLITICAL REPRESENTATION. 1974, THAT IS A YEAR, 21 YEAR OLD KATHY KOSACHEV WON A CITY COUNCIL RACE TO BECOME THE FIRST OPENLY GAY OR LESBIAN CANDIDATE TO EVER WIN ELECTED OFFICE IN THE U.S.. IN 1977, SHE WAS FOLLOWED BY FELLOW TRAIL BLAZER, HARVEY MILK, WHO WON A SEAT ON SAN FRANCISCO'S BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. MANY LGBTQ CANDIDATES THAT POLITICAL REPRESENTATION IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT AMID A NATIONAL BACKLASH AGAINST THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY IN RECENT MONTHS. 300 ANTI LGBTQ BILLS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED AND AT LEAST 28 STATES THIS YEAR. MANY OF THEM TARGETING TRANS YOUTH AND PARENTS SEEKING MEDICAL CARE FOR THEIR TRANS CHILDREN. AND WE STILL HAVE A LOT TO GET TO HERE ON PRIME TONIGHT. YET ANOTHER RAP ARTIST SHOT, WE HAVE THE DETAILS, WITH INTEREST RATES RISING, IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET FOR A HOME, WHAT YOU CAN DO TO SAVE MONEY, OUR BECKY IS STANDING BY. AND THE HAPPY ENDING TO A STORY THAT WE HAVE BEEN COVERING FOR MONTHS NOW. THE FATHER WHO SOLD HIS SHOE SO THAT HE AND HIS WIFE COULD PAY FOR IVF, TONIGHT, WE HAVE SOME BABY NEWS. BUT FIRST, A LOOK AT OUR TOP STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM. >> FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEARLY 30 YEARS, CONGRESS ANNOUNCING A DEAL ON GUN SAFETY. THE AGREEMENT, COMING AFTER A GROUP OF 20 SENATORS, TEN FROM BOTH PARTIES, SPENT THE WEEK BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. THE BILL INCLUDES ENHANCED BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN BUYERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21. IT CLOSES LOOPHOLES TO PREVENT PEOPLE CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FROM OWNING GUNS, AND IT PROVIDES 15 BILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDING FOR STATES TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS AIMED AT ADDRESSING GUN VIOLENCE, AND BOLSTERING SCHOOL SECURITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH. SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL VOWING TO SUPPORT THE BILL. >> FIRE RAVAGED THIS MOBILE HOME ON HIGHWAY 100 AND GREENFIELD. TRAPPED INSIDE, A BACK BEDROOM, THREE YEAR OLD MJ. THROUGH THE SMOKE, THEY SPOT HIM. THEN, A FIRE FIRE FIGHTER -- WHO RACES WITH THE BOY IN HIS ARMS TO AN AMBULANCE. HIS MOM WATCHED THIS VIDEO FOR THE FIRST TIME. >> I PULLED MY EYES OUT. >> SHE SAID HER SON REMAINS IN THE HOSPITAL ON VENTILATOR WITH OXYGEN, BUT IT'S EXPECTED TO PULL THROUGH. >> A BRONX RAPPER IS ONE OF TWO PEOPLE WOUNDED IN THE SHOOTING IN EDGEWATER, NEW JERSEY. POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING WHAT CAUSED THE SHOOTING THAT LEFT THE RAPPER HOSPITALIZED. POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE, A FIRST OF THE SHOPPING CENTER, WHERE THEY FOUND THE ARTIST WHOSE REAL NAME IS -- HE SUFFERED MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS, HE HAS LESS THAN TEN MINUTES LATER, OFFICERS WERE CALLED TO ANOTHER CRIME SCENE WHERE ANOTHER VICTIM WAS DISCOVERED WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND. NO ARRESTS YET WERE MADE IN THIS CASE. >> BALTIMORE RAVENS LINEBACKER HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 26, ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT RELEASED BY THE TEAM. BALTIMORE POLICE SAY OFFICERS FOUND HIM UNRESPONSIVE AND BEING TREATED BY MEG. HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. POLICE SAY THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF TRAUMA OR FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED THAT THIS TIME. HIS BODY WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE WHERE THE CAUSE OF DEATH WILL BE DETERMINED. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY WERE NOT RULING OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF AN OVERDOSE. NEWS OF FERGUSON'S DEATH CAME JUST BEFORE ANOTHER FORMER RAVENS PLAYER PASSED AWAY. FORMER NFL DEFENSIVE TACKLE KNOWN DURING HIS PLAYING CAREER AS THE GOOSE HAS DIED AT AGE 55. THE CAUSE OF HIS DEATH WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE. HE PLAYED 12 NFL SEASONS. THE FIRST SEVEN WITH THE COLTS, AND THE LAST WITH THE BALTIMORE RAVENS, WHERE HE WON A SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2001 BEFORE RETIRING. AFTER HIS RETIREMENT, HE WAS A SILENT ANALYST FOR FOX SPORTS, AND THE 2003 UNTIL 2015. >> NOW YOU CAN STILL GET A RIDE WITH LEFT, EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD THE. RIDESHARING SERVICES ALLOWING CUSTOMERS TO PAY WITH CASH RIDERS WILL BE ABLE TO GO ABOUT 35,000 LOCATIONS AND USE CASH TO ADD MONEY TO THEIR LIFT ACCOUNT, THEN THEY CAN USE THAT TO GET RIDES. >> THIS COMES AS WE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED ITS RESTARTING SHARED RISE IN MANY CITIES AFTER A HIATUS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. MUBARAK'S SHARE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN NINE CITIES, INCLUDING NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, AND CHICAGO. THE COMPANY SAYS IT PLANS TO EXPAND WILL BRICS SHARE TO MORE CITIES THIS SUMMER. >> THE BREAKFAST SANDWICH NUMBERED FIVE IN THE MORNING WAS NOTHING UNUSUAL FOR FOLKS AT THE CYBERTRUCK CAF�, BUT WHAT WAS STRANGE WAS THE NOTE UNDER ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS. IT WAS CLEARLY HASTILY WRITTEN, AND SAYING TO CALL THE COPS, HAVE THEM COME WITH THE FOOD, AND NOT MAKE IT OBVIOUS. AUTHORITIES SAY A 32-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS HOLDING A 22-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AGAINST HER WILL AND SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER. THEY HAVE MET IN PERSON, MONTHS AFTER FIRST MEETING ONLINE AND IT TURNED VIOLENT. HE WOULDN'T LET HER HAVE HER PHONE EXCEPT TO ORDER FOOD. SUSPECT OPENED THE DOOR HERE ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS, LATER ADMITTING HE THOUGHT THE WOMAN'S FOOT HAD LIVED BUT IT WAS THE POLICE. THAT SUSPECT'S SEVERE TWO YEAR OLD CAMILLE ROYAL IS CHARGED WITH RAPE AND UNLAWFUL IMPRISONMENT, ALL THANKS TO THAT GRUBHUB ORDER. >> WELCOME BACK. TONIGHT THE NFL COMMISSIONER IS FACING TOUGH QUESTIONS AFTER A HEARING IN CONGRESS TODAY OVER HOW THE LEAGUE IS HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGED TOXIC CULTURE OF THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS. TODAY A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE SAID THE TEAM'S OWNER, DANIEL SNIDER, CONDUCTED A, QUOTE, SHADOW INVESTIGATION TO BURY THE FINDINGS OF AN OFFICIAL INTERNAL INVESTIGATION. >>'S DAN SNYDER'S BEHAVIOR AND THE WORKPLACE CULTURE HE CREATED ONE OF THE WORST AND MOST TALKS AS YOU HAVE SEEN IN YOUR TIME AS COMMISSIONER? >> I HAVE NOT SEEN WORKPLACE IN THE NFL THAT IS ANYWHERE NEAR WHAT WE SAW IN THE CONTEXT OF THAT PERIOD OF TIME FOR THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS. >> TODAY ON CAPITOL HILL THE HEAD OF ARGUABLY AMERICA'S MOST POPULAR SPORT DEFENDING THE WAY HIS LEAD, THE NFL, RESPONDED TO ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN WASHINGTON COMMANDERS TEAM OWNER DAN SNYDER. >> HE LEFT HIS HAND ON THE MIDDLE OF MY THIGH UNTIL I PHYSICALLY REMOVED IT. >> UNDER DAN SNYDER'S LEADERSHIP, WOMEN REASONS AS SEX OBJECTS AND TOOLS TO INCREASE SALES. >> IN A STATEMENT TO ABC NEWS, SNYDER DENIES THOSE ALLEGATIONS COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODALE SAYS HE HAS HELD SNYDER ACCOUNTABLE. THE COMMANDERS ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE HAS BEEN ADEQUATELY FIXED THROUGH ACTIONS LIKE FINES AND REVAMPING OF THE CHEERLEADING TEAM. >> THE WORKPLACE OF THE COMMANDERS TODAY, THERE IS NO RESEMBLANCE TO THE WORKPLACE THAT HAS BEEN DESCRIBED IN THIS COMMITTEE. >> HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE INVESTIGATION HAS ACCUSED THE COMMANDERS OF SECRETLY VIDEOTAPING LEWD VIDEOS OF TEAM CHEERLEADERS FIRST SNYDER. IN A LETTER FROM HIS ATTORNEY, SNYDER FUSED TO TESTIFY TODAY'S HEARING TODAY THE COMMITTEES RESPONSE. >> I AM ANNOUNCING NOW MY INTENT TO ISSUE A SUBPOENA FOR THIS TESTIMONY OF MR. SNYDER, FOR A DEPOSITION NEXT WEEK. >> DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS GRILLED GOODELL ON AN ALLEGED LACK OF TRANSPARENCY DURING AN INVESTIGATION LAST YEAR. >> WHY WOULD YOU PAY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO INVESTIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN A TOXIC WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT, BUT THEN PUBLISHED NO WRITTEN REPORT ABOUT IT? THEY'RE >> ACCUSING THE NFL OF AGREEING TO GIVE SNYDER THE POWER TO KEEP THE FINDINGS CONFIDENTIAL. >> IT SEEMS THE NFL PICKED ASIDE IN THIS INVESTIGATION. WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THE OWNERS TO DECIDE WHAT INFORMATION IS MADE PUBLIC. >> A REPUBLICAN MEMBERS CAME TO GOODELL'S DEFENSE. SOMETIMES HEATED EXCHANGES. >> MADAM CHAIR -- >> WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF. >> YOU CAN BRING THE GAVEL ALL YOU WANT BUT I DON'T REALLY CARE. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING THIS? >> THIS HEARING IS A SHAM. IT'S A FARCE. AND IT'S A CLOWN SHOW. >> EVEN SARCASTICALLY BRINGING UP THE DECADE OLD DEFLATEGATE CONTROVERSY. >> HOW CAN WE GUARANTEE THE CONSISTENCY OF THE PSA LEVELS OF FOOTBALLS MOVING FORWARD? >> THIS IS JUST THE LATEST FIRESTORM FOR SNYDER, WHO HAS REPEATEDLY FOUND HIMSELF AND HIS TEAM EMBROILED IN CONTROVERSY AND PROMINENTLY RENAMING THE TEAM TWO YEARS AGO AFTER YEARS OF PRESSURE FROM ADVOCATES WHO SAID THE PREVIOUS NAME WAS RACIST. SNIDER HAD DEFENDED THE NAME FOR YEARS >> IN MEANS RESPECT. IT MEANS PRIDE. >> IN A LETTER TO COMMITTEE, HIS ATTORNEY SAID THE SNYDER'S AND THE TEAM REMAIN FULLY WILLING TO COOPERATE WITH THE COMMITTEE AND ARE EAGER TO SHARE THE CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMANDERS. >> WILL YOU REMOVE HIM? >> I DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO REMOVE HIM. >> ALL, RIGHT OUR THANKS TO TREVOR AULT FOR THAT. THE HOUSING MARKET IS ONCE AGAIN STARTING TO SLOW DOWN, WITH INTEREST RATES SKYROCKETING MANY BUYERS ARE QUESTIONING HOW THEY SHOULD NAVIGATE BUYING OR SELLING. MORE ON WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT BUYING A HOME DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME. >> AS INTEREST RATES RISE, THE FRENZIED HOUSING MARKET STARTING TO SLOW DOWN. >> I HEARD AN ANALOGY THE OTHER DAY THAT WE'RE NOT IN A SHIFT WE ARE IN A SHARP U-TURN, WHERE THE CARS ON TWO YEARS. >> IN ARIZONA THIS REALTORS SAYING THE MARKET UNCERTAINTY AND RISING MARKET RATES MIGHT MAKE IT EASIER FOR AVERAGE HOME BUYERS TO GET IN. >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS LOTS OF PRICE REDUCTIONS, LOTS OF LISTINGS COMING ON THE MARKET. >> SALES FOR EXISTING HORMUZ FALLING IN MAY, DOWN MORE THAN 8% FROM A YEAR AGO. AND INVENTORY OF HOMES ON THE MARKET IS UP, OVER 12%. THE REASON? 30 YEAR FIXED RATE MORTGAGES NOW RISING TO ABOUT 6%. COMPARE THAT TO ABOUT 3% A FEW MONTHS AGO. FOR 300,000 DOLLAR HOUSE, THAT'S ABOUT AN EXTRA $430 PER MONTH. BUT IT'S A COST BUYERS LIKE THIS WOMAN ARE WILLING TO SHOULDER. >> EVEN THOUGH IT'S A HIGHER INDUSTRY WOULD STILL BE WITHIN A LEVEL TO WHICH I COULD MAINTAIN THE CARRYING COSTS FOR A HOME. >> THE 34-YEAR-OLD TAX ACCOUNTANT IS READY TO MOVE HER TWO-YEAR-OLD SON TO A HOUSE IN NEW JERSEY, WITH A BACKYARD. >> CERTAIN NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE KIND OF OUT OF MY RALPH OF THINKING OR POSSIBILITY ARE NOW PART OF THE DISCUSSION. >> BUT THE TIMING IS TRICKY. >> IF YOU NEED TO BUY A HOME WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR OR SO, IN THAT CASE YOU'RE BETTER OFF ACTING SOONER AND LOCKING YOUR RATES SOONER. >> TO BUY FAST, EXPERTS SAY TALK TO A LENDER TO GET PRE-APPROVED FOR A LOAN AND HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTS NEEDED, READY TO GO. PAY STEPS, TAX RETURNS, AND INVESTMENT STATEMENTS. AND PLAY TO THE SELLER SPEEDS. >> THEY MIGHT NEED A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBILITY. IF YOU COULD GIVE THEM A LONGER CLOSING TIMELINE, THAT MIGHT HELP THEM FIND A HOME THAT THEY ARE GOING TO. OR THEY HAVE ALREADY FOUND THAT HOME, AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO CLOSE QUICKLY SO THEY CAN GET THIS SALE DONE. >> A RACE TO GET THOSE SIGNATURES FOR THOSE MORTGAGES. OUR THANKS FOR THOSE TEMPS. TURNING NOW TO A HEARTWARMING UPDATE FROM THE FAMILY THAT ABC NEWS HAS BEEN FOLLOWING NOW FOR THE PAST YEAR. LAUREN AND EJ WINDS JOURNEY TO HAVE A BABY AFTER HE SOLD A SHOE COLLECTION TO FINANCE FERTILITY AIRY FERTILITY TREATMENTS. THEIR PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED. HERE'S THEIR STORY. >> THEY HAVE ALWAYS PRAYED FOR A CHILD, BUT THE ROAD PARENTHOOD HAS NOT BEEN EASY. >> IT'S EVERYTHING WE HAVE WANTED FROM BEFORE WE EVEN GOT MARRIED. >> THE JOURNEY HAS BEEN A LITTLE ROUGH. >> ROUGH AND PAINFUL. THEY TRIED FOR MORE THAN HALF A DECADE, FACING EIGHT MISCARRIAGES AND TWO FAILED INTERVIEWER TURIN INSEMINATION'S. A MEDICAL PROCEDURE WHERE SPERM IS PLACED DIRECTLY INTO THE UTERUS. >> AT THE FIRST LOSS, THERE ARE TIMES WHERE I JUST SAT AND CRIED. I SAID I CAN'T DO IT ANYMORE I CAN DO ANOTHER INJECTION. I CAN'T PUT US THROUGH ANOTHER LOSS I JUST CAN'T. AND THEN YOU BLAME YOURSELF, BECAUSE WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY BODY? >> THEY STARTED LOOKING INTO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION OR IVF TO HELP THEM GET PREGNANT. THIS IS A SERIES OF PROCEDURES THAT REQUIRES MATURE EGGS TO BE REMOVED AND FERTILIZED BY SPERM. THE EMBRYO IS THEN TRANSFERRED BACK INTO THE WALL. >> HERE IS A PERFECT EMBRYO. >> IT'S A TREATMENT WITH A HEFTY PRICE TAG. IT CAN COST AN AVERAGE OF 12 TO $17,000. IN MANY CASES THE PROCESS ISN'T FULLY COVERED BY INSURANCE. >> IT DOESN'T GUARANTEE THE EMBRYO, SO THAT MENTALLY IS KIND OF HARD. >> DJ GOT CREATIVE AND HELP FUND THEIR IVF SELLING SNEAKERS, DOZENS FROM HIS HIGHLY PRIZED COLLECTION. >> THE SNEAKER COMMUNITY WAS LIKE, MAN, YOU SOLD YOUR WHOLE COLLECTION? HAVING A CHILD WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY SHOE. >> THAT MEANT THE WORLD TO LAUREN. IT ALSO GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE SNEAKER COMMUNITY ONLINE AND EMPATHIZED. MORE THAN $12,000 ON GOFUNDME THE WINDS ALSO BROKE THE LIE THE ICE ON A TABOO TOPIC. >> HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THIS NEW COMMITTEE WERE GOING THROUGH THIS ALSO. >> I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MANY WOULD GUYS WOULD CALL ME AND ASK ME FOR ADVICE. >> THEN FINALLY THIS FALL, SOMETHING TO CHEER FOR. >> IT'S POSITIVE. I'M PREGNANT. AND I'M JUST PRAYING THAT THIS IS THE ONE. >> WE WERE THERE WHEN WARRENTON EJ. >> OH, WOW. >> WE'RE PREGNANT, HONEY. >> OH GOOD. >> WE ARE PREGNANT. >> CONGRATULATIONS. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF THIS MOMENT. >> NEXT, THE CALLS TO THE FAMILY. >> SHE'S PREGNANT. >> THEY'VE GOTTEN THESE PHONE CALLS BEFORE. THE PRAYER IS THAT THIS TIME THINGS GO DIFFERENTLY. >> YOU LOSE THAT JOY WE HEAR ABOUT MISCARRIAGES BUT YOU DON'T THINK IT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. AND WHEN IT DOES, AND YOU GET PREGNANT AGAIN AND IT HAPPENS AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. YOU'RE HAPPY TO FIND A POSITIVE TEST. BUT YOUR HEARTBROKEN AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN. >> BUT LAUREN AND EJ ARE STAYING THE COURSE, PRAYING FOR THEIR MIRACLE BABY. >> I'VE HAD -- INJECTIONS. 11 SURGERIES, TAKEN OVER 1400 PILLS. JUST SINCE I WAS PREGNANT THIS LAST PREGNANCY. I HAVE HAD BLOOD BROUGHT OVER 60 TIMES. IT HAS BEEN A LOT. EVERY WEEK I HAD TO GO IN FOR AN INFUSION. IT'S A FOUR-HOUR INFUSION SEVEN, OR SEVEN AND A HALF HOUR INFUSION. WE WILL CONTINUE DOING THAT UNTIL I DELIVER THE BABY. >> AND THE PASTOR MISCARRIAGES USUALLY COME AROUND THE SIX-WEEK BARK. BUT THIS TIME -- THE FIRST HEARTBEAT. FROM ULTRASOUNDS TO A GROWING BABY BUMP, EACH MOMENT FEELS LIKE A MILESTONE. LAUREN IN EJ'S GENDER, THEY'RE EXPECTING A BABY BOY. >> TO FINALLY GET WHERE WE AT NOW IS AMAZING. >> IT HAS BEEN A MIRACLE. >> THEY STILL H WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS. >> HI THERE, I'M LINSEY DAVIS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STREAMING WITH US. WE ARE HOW MONITORING SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS AT THIS HOUR. THE FDA IS INVESTIGATING WHETHER AN INFANT DIED AFTER CONSUMING ABBOTT BABY FORMULA. A YOUNG CHILD OUT IN JANUARY AT THE AGENCY WAS NOTIFIED EARLIER THIS MONTH. THEY DID ON WITH THIS CASE IS LINKED TO THE PRODUCTS ARE. NOT IF IT IS, IT WOULD BE THE TENTH REPORTED DEATH BEFORE THE COMPANY'S MASSIVE RECALL IN FEBRUARY, WHICH LED TO NATIONWIDE BABY FORMULA SHORTAGES. TONIGHT, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL IS REPORTING THAT THE FDA PLANS TO ORDER ALL JEWEL PRODUCTS OFF STORE SHELVES. ACCORDING TO THE PAPER, NEWS COMES AFTER A NEARLY TWO-YEAR REVIEW OF DATA PRESENTED BY THE VAPING COMPANY WHICH SOUGHT OFF OR ISOLATION FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO STAY ON THE U.S. MARKET. THE FDA BAN ON THE SALE OF 1 MILLION LESSER-KNOWN VAPING PRODUCTS HAS DELAYED ITS DECISION ON JEWEL. YELLOWSTONE PARK OPENED THREE OF ITS FIVE ENTRANCES AFTER UNPRECEDENTED FLOODING ON JUNE 13TH. MANY OF ITS RIVERS, KENYANS, AND ROADS, AND THE PARK FAMOUS WILDLIFE EWING AREAS WOULD BE UNAVAILABLE. THE VISITORS WOULD TURN INTO THE SOUTH REGION OF THE PARK. A STATEMENT SAID THE PARK STAFF HAVE ENGAGED OVER 1000 BUSINESS OWNERS, PARK PARTNERS, COMMERCIAL OPERATORS, AND RESIDENTS IN THE SURROUNDING GATEWAY COMMUNITIES TO HELP CREATE A PLAN FOR HOW TO MANAGE SUMMER VISITATION OF THE PARKS. IT REMAINS CLOSED. PRESIDENT BIDEN OFFICIALLY BACKED A FEDERAL GAS TAX HOLIDAY TODAY AS AMERICANS FACE SOARING GAS PRICES. BUT REPUBLICANS AND SOME DEMOCRATS SAY THAT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL ACTUALLY HELP REDUCE PRICES. CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT CECILIA VEGA HAS THIS REPORT. >> FACING MOUNTING POLITICAL PRESSURE OVER SKY-HIGH PRICES THAT THE PUMP, PRESIDENT BIDEN CALLED ON CONGRESS TO GIVE DRIVERS A MUCH-NEEDED BREAK BY SUSPENDING THE FEDERAL GAS TAX. >> WE WILL PROVIDE FAMILIES SOME IMMEDIATE RELIEF. JUST A LITTLE BIT OF BREATHING ROOM, AS WE CONTINUE WORKING TO BRING DOWN PRICES FOR THE LONG HAUL. >> THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS NOW JUST UNDER $5 A GALLON. IN LOS ANGELES, EVELYN VARGAS, A MOTHER OF FOUR, STRUGGLING. >> WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. BECAUSE THE PRICES ARE INCREASING EVERY SINGLE DAY. >> THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO SPEND THE GAS COSTS FOR THREE MONTHS, WHICH WOULD SAVE DRIVERS ABOUT 18 CENTS A GALLON. OR $2.76 TO FILL UP A 15 GALLON TANK. HE ALSO WANTS TO SUSPEND THE ROUGHLY 24 SENT PRO AND TAX ON DIESEL. BUT THE PLAN ALREADY FACES STIFF OPPOSITION ON CAPITOL HILL. WITH MANY REPUBLICANS DISMISSING IT AS A MIDTERM ELECTION YEAR GIMMICK. AND EVEN SOME DEMOCRATS ARE SKEPTICAL. >> I AM NOT A YES RIGHT NOW, THAT IS FOR SURE. >> HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI CONCERNED OIL COMPANIES, NOT CONSUMERS, COULD BENEFIT MOST. PRESIDENT BIDEN, BLAMING THE RISING FUEL COSTS ON THE WAR IN UKRAINE, AND HE IS NOW CALLING ON STATE TO DISBAND THEIR OWN GAS TAXES TOO, AND THEIR WHITE HOUSE CALLING TOP EXECUTIVES TO A MEETING TOMORROW, URGING THEM TO DO THE RIGHT THING. >> BRING DOWN THE PRICE YOU ARE CHARGING AT THE PUMP TO REFLECT THE COST YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE PRODUCT. DO IT NOW. DO IT TODAY. YOUR CUSTOMERS, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THEY NEED RELIEF NOW. >> OUR THANKS TO CECILIA FOR THAT. AND JOINING US NOW TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED GAS TAX HOLIDAY IS HEATHERED BUSHY, SHE IS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENTS COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US, HEATHER. SO CUTTING THE 18 CENTS A GALLON FEDERAL GAS TAX MEANS TAKING LESS THAN FOUR PERCENTAGE POINTS OF THE COST WHEN PEOPLE ARE PAYING $5 A GALLON, AND IN SOME CASES MORE. HOW MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE WITH THIS REALLY MAKE FOR AMERICANS PAYING SUCH HIGH GAS PRICES ALREADY? >> THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT IN PLACE A SERIES OF STEPS TO SEEK TO LOWER GAS PRICES THAT FAMILIES ARE FACING AT THE PUMP. HE IS TRYING TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS. AND THIS IS ONE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE. AND WE DO BELIEVE, LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE, THAT WHEN YOU ADD ALL OF THESE UP TOGETHER, THEY WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AND CERTAINLY, THE PRESIDENT IS ALREADY TAKING STEPS TO RELEASE OIL FROM THE PATROLLING RESERVE, BOTH IN THE UNITED STATES AND WORKING WITH ALLIES. HE HAS TAKEN STEPS TO MAKE BIO FUELS MORE AVAILABLE THAN GASOLINE. IT IS LOWERING PRICES FOR SOME GASOLINE AROUND THE COUNTRY. HE IS WORKING, CALLING ON REFINERIES, TO WORK WITH HIM TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRICES THAT THEY ARE PAYING IS FAIR. THIS IS ANOTHER PIECE OF THE PUZZLE. LET'S GIVE THOSE, GIVE A HOLIDAY FOR GAS TAXES FOR A FEW MONTHS, AND ALLOW CONSUMERS TO PAY A LITTLE BIT LESS FOR THAT REASON. IT ALL ADDS UP, EVERY LITTLE BIT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE PER FAMILIES. >> EVERY LITTLE BIT CAN COUNT. THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN A PUSHBACK IN CONGRESS TO THE PROPOSAL. PRIMARILY FROM REPUBLICANS, BUT FROM DEMOCRATS AS WELL. SPEAKER PELOSI HAS NOT FULLY ENDORSED THE PLAN. SHE SAID QUOTE, WE WILL SEE WHERE CONSENSUS LIVES FOR A PATH FORWARD ON THE PRESIDENTS PROPOSAL. NOT EXACTLY A RINGING ENDORSEMENT THERE FROM THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. HOW CONFIDENT IS THE PRESIDENT OF THIS WILL GET ENOUGH CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT? >> THE PRESIDENT LOOKS FORWARD TO WORKING WITH CONGRESS ON THIS. WE NEED TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY IN THIS MOMENT WHEN GAS PRICES ARE SO HIGH, BECAUSE OF PUTIN'S UNPROVOKED WAR IN UKRAINE. WE KNOW THAT THAT IS A CORE REASON WHY ENERGY PRICES ARE SO HIGH FOR FAMILIES RIGHT NOW. AND IF WE WANT TO SUPPORT THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE, THEN THE PRICES WE ARE ALSO HIGH FOR FAMILIES TO BEAR. THIS IS A STEP THE PRESIDENT CAN TAKE WORKING WITH CONGRESS TO LOWER THE PRICES AT THE PUMPS THAT ARE FACING FAMILIES. >> OTHER DEMOCRATS SAY THREE-MONTH HOLIDAY JUST IS NOT ENOUGH OF A SOLUTION. ONE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SAID THAT THE TAX SHOULD BE SUSPENDED FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT? >> WELL, THE SUMMER DRIVE ISN'T SEASON, IT IS UPON US. WE KNOW THAT FOLKS ARE GOING TO BE OUT THERE GETTING IN THEIR CARS, TAKING VACATIONS, AND THE LIKE. AND IT IS AN IMPORTANT TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THE OTHER THING IS, WE ARE IN THIS UNIQUE MOMENT. THIS IS THE MOMENT, AS WE HAVE SEEN THIS WAR DRAG ON, AS WE HAVE SEEN THE ONGOING OF PEOPLE AND ENERGY MARKETS, BECAUSE OF WHAT PUTIN HAS DOING. SO THAT IS WHY WE NEED TO DO THIS NOW. WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THE WAR IS GOING ON, BUT A THREE-MONTH HOLIDAY SEEMS LIKE THE RIGHT FIRST STEP TO TAKE. >> THERE WAS A LOT OF ATTENTION IN THE SPRING FOCUSED ON THE PRESIDENT RELEASING 1 MILLION DOLLARS A DAY FROM THE STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE. THAT REALLY HAS NOT SEEMED TO BRING FUEL PRICES DOWN. SO WHY DO YOU FEEL THAT AMERICANS SHOULD BE HOPEFUL AT THIS POINT THAT THE TAX WILL BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF AT THE PUMP? >> AGAIN, THERE ARE A SERIES OF STEPS. AND ALSO, YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT THIS RELEASE OF OIL FROM THE STRATEGIC PATROLLING RESERVE, ALONG WITH OUR ALLIES, IS A STEP THAT WE CAN TAKE TO MAKE SURE THAT OIL IS FLOWING THROUGH -- INTO REFINERIES THROUGHOUT OUR ECONOMY. EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS AT THIS, POINT ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE ONGOING CRISIS IN UKRAINE. >> AND LASTLY, I KNOW THAT YOU DID LIST A FEW DIFFERENT STEPS CALLING ON REFINERIES, AND OTHERS. ARE THERE ANY PERHAPS MORE DRASTIC MEASURES THAT THE PRESIDENT IS CONSIDERING TO REIN IN FUEL PRICES? >> I THINK THE BIG THING ON THE PRESIDENTS AGENDA THIS WEEK IS THE HEARING FROM THE SECRETARY ABOUT HOW THE CONVERSATION GOES WITH THESE OIL REFINERIES. ARE THEY WILLING TO WORK WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE STEPS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRICES AT THE PUMP, THAT AMERICANS PAY, ARE FAIR. THESE REFINERIES HAVE BEEN RUNNING THESE RYKA PROFITS. THE GAP BETWEEN HOW MUCH THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR THE OIL COMING IN, AND HOW MUCH THEY CHARGE FOR THE OIL THAT THEY THEN SENT TO GASSED STATIONS, THAT IS A RECORD HIGH GAS. I THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN HIS LETTER LAST, WEEK HE IS WILLING TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS, BUT HE REALLY WANTS TO WORK WITH THEM FIRST. >> HEATHER BUSH, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH, WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. >> THANK YOU. >> NOW TO THE SENATE BIPARTISAN DEAL ON GUN SAFETY REFORM. AT LEAST 14 REPUBLICANS HAVE EXPRESSED SUPPORT, INCLUDING LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL, SO WHAT IS IN THE, DEAL WHO IS ON BOARD TO SUPPORT, AND WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? ABC'S CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT RACHEL SCOTT REPORTS IN TONIGHT FROM CAPITOL HILL. >> TONIGHT, WEEKS AFTER THE EOVALDI SCHOOL SHOOTING, AND THE BUFFALO GROCERY STORE MASSACRE, SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER VOWING TO HOLD A VOTE ON GUN SAFETY BY THE END OF THE WEEK. >> THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE WAITED LONG ENOUGH. >> THE ROUGHLY 13 BILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE WOULD BE THE FIRST MAJOR GUN LEGISLATION IN DECADES. AND BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN BUYERS UNDER 21, CLOSING THE SO-CALLED LOOPHOLE, PREVENTING PEOPLE CONVICTED OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FROM OWNING GUNS. AND PROVIDING FUNDING FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAMS, SCHOOL SECURITY, AND MENTAL HEALTH. IT STOPPED SHORT OF BANNING OR RAISING THE AGE TO PURCHASE ASSAULT STYLE WEAPONS. THE TYPE OF FIREARMS USED BY THE 18 YEAR OLD SUSPECTS IN UVALDE, AND BUFFALO. >> THERE ARE SOME ADVOCATES WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME IN MY OFFICE SAYING WHY DID YOU NOT DO AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN? WHY DIDN'T YOU RAISE THE AGE? THAT IS JUST NOT POLITICALLY FEASIBLE IN THE CURRENT SENATE. >> 14 SENATE REPUBLICANS VOTED TO ADVANCE THE LEGISLATION, INCLUDING SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL. >> I THINK IT IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. >> BUT OTHER REPUBLICANS TOLD ME THAT THEY WILL VOTE NO. >> SENATOR DO YOU SUPPORT THE GUN LEGISLATION? >> NO, I DON'T. >> REPUBLICAN SENATORS JOHN CORNYN AND TED CRUZ BOTH TRAVELED TO UVALDE DAYS AFTER THE MASS SHOOTING. CORNYN NEGOTIATED THE BIPARTISAN DEAL BUT THE OTHER TEXAN, SENATOR TED CRUZ WILL NOT BE BACKING IT, . HE CALLED FOR ARMED OFFICERS AT SCHOOLS. >> I'M SURE YOU HEARD THE PLEAS FROM THE FAMILIES IN UVALDE IN YOUR HOME STATE OF TEXAS. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT COULD GET YOU TO SUPPORT THE GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION? >> I THINK THAT THIS PARTICULAR BILL IS A MISTAKE. I THINK IT IS THE WRONG APPROACH. >> MANY REPUBLICANS AGREE WITH SENATOR CRUZ. OUR THANKS TO RACHEL SCOTT FOR THAT. WE ARE NOW FOLLOWING REPORTS OF A SERIOUS SHARK ATTACK WHERE YOU SWIMMER WAS BITTEN IN THE LEG AND STOMACH SUFFERING SEVERE ENERGIES AS OTHERS WENT INTO THE WATER TO HELP SAVE THEM. ABC'S WILL CAR HAS THE LATEST. >> TONIGHT, A TERRIFYING SCENE OF THE COAST OF CALIFORNIA. >> WE ARE GETTING A REPORT THAT SOMEBODY GOT ATTACKED BY A SHARK. >> GOOD SAMARITANS RACING TO REACH THAT MAN. AFTER A SHARK ATTACK, RUSHING HIM TO THE SHORE ON THEIR PADDLEBOARDS. >> WE ARE WITH THE PATIENT NOW. >> OFFICIALS SAY THE VICTIMS SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES TO HIS STOMACH AND HIS LEG. >> IT WAS A HORRIFYING MOMENT. THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE BY THOSE, INCREDIBLY HEROIC SURFERS, THAT DID NOT HESITATE AND WENT STRAIGHT OUT TO HELP HIM BACK ASHORE. >> POLICE DEPLOYING A DRONE OVER THE WATER SEARCHING FOR THE SHARK, BUT NO ADDITIONAL SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. EXPERTS SAY SHARK ATTACKS ARE RARE, THERE ARE 73 UNPROVOKED FINDS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES LAST YEAR ALONE. HERE IN CALIFORNIA, RESEARCHERS SAY THAT THEY HAVE SEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF GREAT WHITE SHARKS THAT THEY HAVE SEEN ALONG THE BEACHES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, LINDSEY. >> WE'LL, THANK YOU. NOW THAT FLIGHT EMERGENCY IN MIAMI. SOME SCARY MOMENTS FOR THE 130 PASSENGERS AND TEN CREW MEMBERS ON BOARD. AN INVESTIGATION IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY TO FIND OUT WHAT CAUSED THE LANDING GEAR ON THE PLANE TO SIMPLY GIVE OUT. ABC'S TRANSPORTATION CORRESPONDENT GOP NEED HAS HAS THE DETAILS. >> TONIGHT, NEW DETAILS ON THE PASSENGER JET, SEEN HERE MAKING THAT HARD LANDING AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, PARTS OF THE PLANE BURSTING INTO FLAMES. NEW VIDEO SHOWING THE PANIC INSIDE THE PLANE, PASSENGERS RUSHING TO THE EXITS. JUMPING ON TO EMERGENCY SLIDES TO GET OFF OF THE AIRCRAFT. PASSENGERS HURRYING OFF THE TARMAC. HEAVY SMOKE RISING AS AUTHORITIES SAY THE PLANE, WHICH WAS COMING FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, WITH 140 PEOPLE ON BOARD HAD ITS LANDING GEAR COLLAPSE AS IT TOUCHED DOWN. THIS PERSON WAS ON BOARD WITH HIS WIFE AND BABY DAUGHTER. >> THE SECOND WE GOT TO THE GROUND, THINGS STARTED SHAKING. WE HEARD A SOUND, LIKE SOMETHING BROKE. I HAD TO JUMP OUT OF THE PLANE WITH MY FOUR-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER IN MY ARMS. >> EMERGENCY CREWS DOUSING THE FLAME WITH FOAM. AT LEAST THREE PASSENGERS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL, OTHERS EMBRACING AT THE TERMINAL, DESCRIBING THOSE TERRIFYING MOMENTS ON BOARD THAT FLIGHT. >> WE WERE BUMPING SIDE TO SIDE, AND ALL THE WINDOWS. >> NOW WE ARE LEARNING THE PLANE, OPERATED BY DOMINICAN AIRLINE RED AIR, WAS A 32 YEAR OLD MTA THAT HAD ONCE BELONGED TO AMERICAN AIRLINES, AND HAD BEEN RETIRED TO THE NEW MEXICO DOES IT FOR YEARS, BEFORE BEING BOUGHT BY A LOW BUDGET AIRLINES IN AMERICA. NOW THE QUESTION, WAS THAT AIRCRAFT PROPERLY MAINTAINED? >> THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS THE FAA CAN MAKE FOR YOU TO FLY INTO THE UNITED STATES. HOWEVER, THEY CAN'T MANDATE WHAT'S YOUR MAINTENANCE IS GOING TO BE. >> OUR THANKS TO JOE FOR THAT. OPERATION LONE STAR PUT INTO PLACE BY TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT IN THE HOPES OF CURVING THE AMOUNT OF IMMIGRANTS CROSSING INTO THE U.S. IS FACING SOME INTERNAL BACKLASH AFTER ONE GUARDSMEN LOST HIS LIFE. ANOTHER GUARDSMEN TELLS US THAT HE FEELS AND THE WHOLE MISSION IS A LIE. HERE IS PART TWO OF OUR REPORT ON OPERATION LONE STAR. >> THEY SHOW UP AT YOUR HOUSE IN FULL UNIFORM, THEN THERE IS ONLY A COUPLE OF THINGS. I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE MY HOUSE. >> FOR THE JOHNSON FAMILY, OPENING THE DOOR ON THAT DAY BACK IN APRIL MEANT FACING THEIR WORST FEARS. >> YOU KNEW INSTANTLY? >> YES MA'AM. THE MILITARY DOESN'T SHOW UP WITHOUT THE SOLDIER IF THEY KNOW WHERE THE SOLDIER IS. >> THIS WAS THE BISHOP EVIDENCE THEY KNEW AND LOVED. A 22 YEAR OLD KIND HEARTED DALLAS COWBOYS FAN, THAT OFTEN'S AND VIDEOS OF HIMSELF ON ASSIGNMENT, TRYING TO PASS THE TIME. HIS GRANDMOTHER JOANNE, AND HIS AUNTS, SHARING THE PAIN OF THEIR LOSS. >> A PIECE OF YOUR HEART IS GONE. YOU KNOW THESE THINGS CAN HAPPEN, YEAH, BUT MY HEART HURTS. BUT HE IS NOT WITH US. HE HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL. >> BISHOP EVANS, A CERTAIN WITH THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD, DIED IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR AFTER JUMPING INTO THE RIO GRANDE RIVER GOING BEYOND HIS DUTIES, TRIED TO RESCUE TO MIGRANTS FROM DROWNING WHILE WORKING OPERATION LONE STAR ALONGSIDE THE BORDER. >> DID IT SURPRISE YOU WHEN YOU LEARNED THAT HE HAD GONE IN THE WATER TO HELP PEOPLE? >> NO. NOT AT ALL. THAT IS WHAT HE WOULD DO. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY WHAT HE WOULD DO. >> NEARLY FOUR DAYS AFTER BEING SWEPT AWAY BY THE RIVER'S CURRENT, HIS BODY WAS FOUND ON APRIL 24TH, HIS DEATH FINALLY CONFIRMED TO HIS FAMILY. ON OCTOBER 25TH OF LAST YEAR, THE 22 YEAR OLD SOLDIER WOULD RECEIVE WHAT WOULD BE HIS FINAL ORDERS, WORKING OPERATION LONE STAR. A BORDER SECURITY JOINT INITIATIVE JOINED BY GREG ABBOTT TO WHAT HE CALLS AN IMMIGRATION CRISIS. >> TEXAS WILL BE TAKING HIS OWN UNPRECEDENTED ACTIONS THIS MONTH TO BETTER SECURE OUR STATE, AS WELL AS OUR NATION. >> GOVERNOR ABBOTT DISPATCHED THOUSANDS OF STATE TROOPERS AT TEXAS NATIONAL GUARDSMEN TO DOZENS OF COUNTIES NEAR THE BORDER WITH A MIGRANT ARREST PROGRAM IN TWO COUNTIES. >> WHAT I REMEMBER IS HIM EXPLAINING THAT HE WAS GOING DOWN TO GUARD THE BORDER. WE KNEW THE LOCATION THAT HE WAS GOING TO, AND WHAT THE MISSION PERTAINED TO. THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH IT. >> NOW HIS FAMILY IS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS. WHAT EXACTLY WAS SERGEANT EVAN'S ORDERS FOR THIS MISSION, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHY DIDN'T HE HAVE A FLOATING DEVICE TO PROTECT HIM FROM DROWNING? >> DID IT SOUND LIKE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A PART OF HIS JOB WHILE HE WAS DOWN THERE? >> NO. ONE DAY EXPLAINED THAT HE WENT IN THE WATER, THAT IS WHERE I BECAME CONFUSED. >> DID YOU GET FURTHER DETAILS? WAS THERE A REPORT THAT CAME TO YOU? DID YOU GET SOME SORT OF INCIDENT, A STATEMENT, ANYTHING? >> NO. NOT YET. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY INCIDENT REPORT. >> NOTHING? >> DETAILS ABOUT HOW IT HAPPENED? >> ANYTHING ON AN INVESTIGATION EVEN? >> NOTHING. >> IN A STATEMENT TO ABC NEWS, THE TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD SAID THAT RESCUES WERE NOT THE PURVIEW OF THE SOLDIERS AT SECURITY POINTS, SO WATER OPERATIONS TRAINING WAS NOT GIVEN. BECAUSE OF THE SELFLESSNESS OF TEXAS GUARDSMEN, THE NECESSITY BECAME APPARENT, AND WERE ORDERED. UNFORTUNATELY, THE EQUIPMENT HAD NOT BEEN DELIVERED IN TIME FOR A SERGEANT EVANS TO USE IT IN HIS ATTEMPT TO RESCUE THE GROUND DOWNING MIGRANTS. >> THEY NEED TO HAVE THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO THEIR JOB. >> AFTER MORE THAN TWO DECADES OF MILITARY SERVICE, JASON, A RESPECTED SENIOR LEADER IN THE TEXAS GUARD, RETIRED JUST AS OPERATION LONE STAR GOT UNDERWAY. >> HE SPENT 25 YEARS SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY. >> YES. >> YOU LOVED HER JOB. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> YOU LOVE WORKING WITH THE SOLDIERS. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> WHY WOULD YOU SPEAK OUT RIGHT NOW? >> BECAUSE THEY CANNOT SPEAK OUT FOR THEMSELVES. A SOLDIER SPEAKS OUT, THEY ARE IN UNIFORM, THEY ARE DEEMED AND SUBORDINATE, AND THEY COULD HAVE NON JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT. THEY COULD BE FINED MONEY. >> JASON SAYS THE OPERATION WAS PLAYED WITH LOGISTICAL ISSUES AND POOR PLANNING FROM THE START. >> IT WAS A RUSH TO PUT A NUMBER OF SOLDIERS ON THE BORDER. THE MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEMS WITH EQUIPMENT ON OPERATION LOAN SERVICE MORE THAN I HAVE EVER SEEN. TO BE HONEST, I DON'T THINK THAT I COULD COME UP WITH A MISSION TO DO AS BAD A JOB. I COULDN'T PLAN TO DO A MISSION THIS BAD, EVER. >> BUT THE MISSION CONTINUES, AND CRITICS SAY THE TOLL ON SERVICE MEMBERS AND SURMOUNTABLE AT TIMES. THEY WORRY ABOUT THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL TOLL THE OPERATION COULD BE TAKING. >> THERE HAS BEEN SOME SUICIDES. TIED TO THIS OPERATION. THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF SUICIDE ATTEMPTS, AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. IN JANUARY ALONE, THERE WAS 14 SOLDIERS WHO SAID HEY, I WANT TO HURT MYSELF. AND THAT HAS NOT BEEN REPORTED BY THE AGENCY. >> HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT? >> SOLDIERS TELL ME. >> NOT LONG AFTER HIS DEATH, THE TEXAS LEGISLATOR HELD A THREE-HOUR HEARING WITH OPERATIONAL AND STORE LEADERS WHO ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND MORE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES. >> WHAT WE CAN USE MORE OF IS FULL-TIME BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS. WE HAVE A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO COULD USE MORE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS TO BE WITH US PEOPLE. >> SO FAR, TEXAS IS ALLOCATED NEARLY FOUR BILLION DOLLARS ON THE OPERATION, INCLUDING AN ADDITIONAL 500 MILLION IN FUNDS APPROVED BY GOVERNOR ABBOTT IN LATE APRIL. THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE DID NOT RESPOND TO OUR'S QUEST FOR COMMENT ABOUT THE PROGRAM, BUT ABBOTT CLAIMS THAT PROGRAM HAS TAKEN ILLEGAL DRUGS AND CRIMINALS OFF THE STREET. >> IT JUST FEELS LIKE THIS OMISSION IS A LIE. >> WE ARE SPEAKING WITH A MAN WHO WE CALL SOLDIER ACTS. HE WAS RECENTLY DEPLOYED AN OPERATION LOW STAR AND AGREED TO SPEAK WITH, US AS LONG AS WE DO NOT NAME HIM OR SHOW HIS FACE. >> OUR GENERAL CONSENSUS ON THE BOARD IS THAT THIS IS A VERY POLITICAL MISSION. WE ARE HERE SO THAT PEOPLE WILL THINK WE ARE WORKING TO KEEP TEXAS SAFE TO GET VOTES. >> YOUR COLLEAGUES FEEL THAT WAY? >> ABSOLUTELY. >> THE OPERATION BEGAN IN MARCH OF 2021, AND A POST UP FORCE OF 20 SERVICE HOURS, IN JUST OVER A YEAR THEY'VE MADE TRESPASSING ARREST, AND 240 CHARGED WITH FELONIES. >> THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS OBTAINED THIS AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT WERE NOT DETAINED. WE CALL THE BOARD OF PATROL THE PORT OF PATROL. WE ARE SOLDIERS, AND THEY DO IT. WE ARE NOT DETAINING. PEOPLE >> THE FAMILY OF SERGEANT EVANS, THEIR PUSH FOR CHANGE CONTINUES EACH DAY AS THEY GRIEVE THEIR LOSS. >> IF IT COULD HAPPEN TO BISHOP, THEN CERTAINLY IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE. OUR MILITARY OR ANY SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN THAT ARE DOWN THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS MISSION, LET'S MAKE SURE THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED. MAKE SURE IT'S AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. >> DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE A NEW MISSION? >> ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY. >> ON A NEW MISSION, THERE THANKS TO MARIA. AND STILL TO COME, THE DEVASTATING THAT'LL AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE IN AFGHANISTAN. WE HAVE THE LATEST. AND, AN AWARD-WINNING CELEBRATES THE DIVERS FOOD AND FLAVORS OF >> WELCOME BACK. WE ARE TRACKING SEVERAL HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD. MEXICAN PRESIDENT SET A SUSPECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE MURDER OF THREE PEOPLE, INCLUDING TWO JESUIT PRIEST. THE STATE PROSECUTOR OFFICES INTO WHAT WAS SAID THAT A STATEMENT IT RECEIVED A REPORT ON MONDAY THAT THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A NEARBY TOWN AFTER A MAN TOOK REFUGE IN A CHURCH TO PROTECT HIMSELF FROM AN ATTACK. CHILDREN WERE AMONG THE INJURED VICTIMS RECEIVING TREATMENT AS THE DEATH TOLL FROM AN AFGHANISTAN EARTHQUAKE HIT 1000 ACCORDING TO DISASTER MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS THERE. MORE THAN 600 ARE INJURED AND TOOLS ARE EXPECTED TO GROW AS INFORMATION TRUE GOALS AND FROM MOUNTAIN VILLAGES. WE TALK ABOUT 119 MILLION PEOPLE IN AFGHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, AND INDIA ON TWITTER. BUT, THERE WERE NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF DAMAGES OR CASUALTIES AND PAKISTAN. SRI LANKA'S DEBT, AN ECONOMY HAS COLLAPSED AFTER MONTHS OF SHORTAGES, FUEL, AND ELECTRICITY, THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCE. CRISIS ON THE ISLAND OF 22 MILLION IS CONSIDERED ITS WORST IN RECENT MEMORIES. MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES ARE CALLING FOR THE PRIME MINISTER TO RESIGN AFTER JUST ONE MONTH IN POWER. JOINING US NOW IS AWARD WINNING CHEF -- THE YOUNG CHEF HAS HAD AN AMAZING JOURNEY IN THE CORNER WORLD FROM BEING A TOP CHEF CONTESTANT TO OPENING UP HIS OWN RESTAURANT. NOW, HE IS BRINGING THOSE DISHES RIGHT TO YOUR TABLE. NOW, HE IS BRINGING A BOOK CELEBRATING THE DIVERSE FOOD AND FLAVORS OF THE AFRICAN THAT, BROKE OF-ING AT NARRATIVE TO THE RECIPES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING. US >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> WHERE IS THE FOOD? I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO GET A SAMPLE? HERE >> I'VE GOT TO COME BACK. I'VE GOT TO COME BACK. >> OKAY, YOUR FIRST BOOK WAS A MOM, OUR SECOND BOOK A COOKBOOK. TELL US ABOUT THAT BOOK AND HOW YOU ARRIVED AT THIS CONCEPT. >> THE SECOND BOOK, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S EVERY CHEF'S DREAM TO HAVE A COOKBOOK, RIGHT? AND, I WANTED TO REALLY JUST TELL MY VERSION OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT I GREW UP EATING IN AMERICA. EVERYONE HAS THEIR DIFFERENT VERSION OF WHAT THEY EAT IN THEIR HOUSE. THEY LEAVE THEIR HOUSE, AND THEY REALIZE THAT EVERYBODY EATS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY. SO, MINE WAS FULL OF AFRO CARIBBEAN RECIPES, YOU KNOW? SOUTHERN RECIPES, AND ALSO STUFF THAT IS IN THE AMERICAN FOOD. >> AND, YOU REALLY KIND OF FOCUS HERE ON AFRICAN, AND CREOLE, CARIBBEAN. HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO STICK TO THE TRADITION OF THOSE FOODS, AND AT THE SAME TIME GIVE IT YOUR OWN FLAVOR AND STICK TO YOUR OWN AUTHENTIC STYLE? >> YEAH, YOU KNOW, I THINK IT STEMS FROM JUST MY CULINARY PROWESS OF, LIKE, WHAT I WENT THROUGH IN MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER, AND I VIEW MY FOOD THROUGH THAT LENS. SO, IT'S THE SAME DISHES, HONESTLY. IT'S JUST -- IT'S JUST DONE IN A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT WAY, YOU KNOW? MAKING EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH, PREPARING FRESH INGREDIENTS, AND PUTTING MY STAMP ON IT THAT WAY. >> SO, YOU GREW UP IN NEW YORK. >> IN THE BRONX. >> RIGHT, GOT TO REPRESENT. THEN, YOU SPENT SOME TIME IN NIGERIA WITH YOUR GRANDFATHER. WERE YOU, THEN FOR THE FIRST TIME, INTRODUCED TO A DIFFERENT FLAVOR? >> NO, YOU KNOW, WE ATE A LOT OF NIGERIAN FOOD GROWING UP. I THINK IT WAS DEFINITELY A LITTLE MORE PUNGENT IN NIGERIA. BUT, IT WAS THE SAME FOOD THAT I LOVED, YOU KNOW? EATING STEW, YOU KNOW, RICE. IT WAS JUST A DEEPER DIVE INTO IT. AND THEN, ALSO, GETTING THE LAY OF THE LAND, YOU KNOW? WE HAD TO RAISE OUR OWN LIVESTOCK, YOU KNOW, GET OUR OWN VEGETABLES, THINGS LIKE THAT. SO, IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. >> FRESH, I MEAN, LIKE FARM TO TABLE. >> YEAH, I DID THE MISTAKE OF NAMING THESE ANIMALS BEFORE WE HAD TO KILL THEM. I WAS CRYING AT THESE CEREMONIES. SO, YEAH IT WAS INTERESTING. >> YOU'VE TALKED ABOUT HOW FOOD OF THE DIASPORA HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. HOW ARE YOU NOW, KIND OF, GIVING VOICE TO THAT? >> WELL, I THINK, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T REALLY TALK ABOUT AMERICAN CUISINE WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT WEST AFRICAN CUISINE, WITH THE PEOPLE WHO IT WAS TAKEN, AND ALSO THEIR FOOD WAYS AND INGREDIENTS. SOMETIMES, IT WAS EVEN THEN TAKEN TO TENDED THE LAND. YOU, KNOW AMERICANS, FIRST SETTLERS DIDN'T REALLY KNOW HOW TO GROW RICE, SO THEY BROUGHT PEOPLE OVER THAT KNEW HOW TO GROW THAT CROP. SO, I DO IT BY TELLING MY STORY AND USING MY VOICE TO GIVE A VOICE TO THE INAUDIBLE, AND I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF IT. >> EXPLAIN. FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE THINKING THEY ARE GOING TO THUMB THEIR WAY JUST THROUGH A FEW RECIPES, THIS IS NOT THAT. I MEAN, IF THERE ISN'T REALLY AN ANTHOLOGY FOR EVERY MEAL THROUGHOUT THE BOOK HERE. >> YEAH. IT'S JUST AS MUCH OF A BOOK AS IT IS A COOKBOOK. >> A NOVEL. >> YEAH, IT'S A NOVEL. THERE ARE ESSAYS BEFORE ALL OF THE RECIPES THAT TELL YOU THE HISTORY OF MAC AND CHEESE, AND FRIED CHICKEN, AND RED VELVET CAKE, AND RICE. I THINK IT'S A BOOK THAT YOU SHOULD READ THROUGH. IT ALSO STARTS OFF IN THE PANTRY, SO YOU'VE GOT TO BUILD THAT UP BEFORE YOU COOK THROUGH THE BOOK. SO YEAH, IT'S NOT A BOOK THAT YOU FLY THROUGH. I THINK IT'S A BOOK THAT YOU REALLY SIT WITH AND GET TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT. >> I AM HUNGRY NOW. THAT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITES. PEOPLE REALLY COOK IT PROPERLY. >> YEAH, IT'S WATERY AND STUFF. >> KWAME, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> OF COURSE. I HAVE THIS SAYING, I AM TOO ANNOYING TO BE DISAPPOINTED. >> I LOVE IT. REALLY A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU >> ABSOLUTELY, THANK. YOU >> FOR ALL OF OUR VIEWERS, HIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE NOW. MY AMERICA, RECIPES FROM A YOUNG BLACK CHEF. AND STILL TO COME, THE COUPON QUEEN YOU NEED TO MEET. ABC NEWS LIVE, STREAMING LIVE AND FREE ON ALL PLATFORMS. >> FINALLY, TONIGHT WITH THE COST OF NEARLY EVERYTHING ON THAT RISE, ONE ONLINE INFLUENCER HAS MADE A NAME FOR HERSELF AS THE COUPON QUEEN OF THE INTERNET. WILL GAINES REPORTS. >> GUYS, I JUST WENT TO WALMART AND SCORED $120 WORTH OF PRODUCT FOR LESS THAN $15 OUT OF POCKET. >> THIS IS THE COUPON QUEEN OF THE INTERNET. >> IT IS YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. DON'T GIVE IT AWAY. >> I JUST SCORED 49 SEND PEOPLE TO US AT CBS THIS WEEK. >> GONE ARE THE DAYS OF YOUR GRANDMA'S COUPON CLIPPING. >> ALL OF THESE PAPER COUPONS, AND CHECK OUT IS REALLY EMBARRASSING. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. >> IN FACT, BRIE ONLY GOT INTO CUBA AWNING IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. >> TO ME, IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A GAME. I PUT TOGETHER MY SHOPPING LIST. FIGURE OUT WHAT REBATES I COULD GET BACK, HOW MUCH CASH BACK I COULD GET, TRY TO GET THEIR BONUSES, AND I WAS HOOKED AT THAT. >> NOW, SHE'S GOT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA READY TO START THEIR COUPON CLIPPING JOURNEY. >> HIT ONE STORE, AND MASTER THAT STORE. BECAUSE, EVERY STORE IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT WITH HOW COUPONS WORK. >> WHEN IT COMES TO SAVINGS, BREES HAS TO PACE YOURSELF. >> MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOING SMALL TRANSACTIONS, TWO OR THREE DEALS AT A TIME. YOU GET YOUR REWARDS BACK. TWO OR THREE DEALS AT A TIME, NOW YOU USE YOUR REWARDS. KEEP ROLLING THOSE REWARDS. THAT, WHERE YOU CAN KEEP YOUR OUT OF POCKET AS LOW AS POSSIBLE. >> AS FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T SO TECH SAVVY -- >> WHAT PERCENTAGE IS DIGITAL AND WHAT PERCENTAGES, LIKE, THE GROUPING CLIPPING COUPONS AND PUTTING THEM IN BINDERS? >> IT DEPENDS. I USE AN UPSIDE DOWN PYRAMID. THE MORE TEARS YOU PARTICIPATE IN, THE MORE MONEY YOU ARE GOING TO SAVE. BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, EVEN IF YOU JUST DO THE FIRST HERE USING DIGITAL COUPONS, YOU ARE STILL GOING TO SAVE WAY MORE THAN IF YOU DON'T COUPON AT ALL. >> IN ADDITION TO HER TIKTOK TIPS AND YOU TUTORIALS, BRETT NOW OFFERS COUPON CLASSES. >> ANYONE CAN LEARN. IT'S A SKILL THAT JUST LIKE ANYTHING ELSE. >> COUPON CLASSES, A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT BE TAKING BREE UP ON THAT THANKS TO WILL. THAT'S IT FOR OUR SHOW. STAY TUNED FOR MORE ANALYSES OF TODAY'S TOP STORIES. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR STREAMING WITH US. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. [NOISE]

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