Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to NBC news correspondent Katy Tur on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 25, 2016. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
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The crisis in Myanmar is getting attention at the U.N. this week. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas have been forced to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. The country’s de-facto political leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, spoke publically today about the crisis. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, but even her fellow Nobel winners are puzzled by her “violence on all sides” stance in the face of what looks like ethnic cleansing.
Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi does not fear global 'scrutiny'
Myanmar: Scorched-earth campaign fuels ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Rakhine State
Facebook Silences Rohingya Reports of Ethnic Cleansing
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten has been in prison since 1969 for the killing of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in their Los Feliz home. Now she’s been recommended for parole by a state panel. Last year, Governor Jerry Brown turned down her parole, saying she, “poses an unreasonable danger to society.” Journalist Linda Deutsch covered the Manson trial and has visited Leslie Van Houten in prison.
Photo: Leslie Van Houten, 1999 mugshot [California Department of Corrections]
NBC correspondent Katy Tur had never covered a presidential campaign before being assigned to Donald Trump. But she soon became the face of Trump’s seething attacks on the media -- and a potential target for his supporters. We talk with Katy Tur about the Trump campaign and her new book “Unbelievable.”
Katy Tur is author of "Unbelievable." Photo by Elena Seibert.
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Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
How common is domestic abuse? White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence affects women across the board. We talk with a wealthy, Harvard-educated woman who was married to an abusive man.
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