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Donald Trump discusses the charges against him in an exclusive NBC interview on “Meet the Press.” Workers at the big three car manufacturers go on strike. And a study discovers what some experience on the brink of death.

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Trump talks pardons and Mar-a-Lago security tapes in exclusive interview

Former President Donald Trump said it is “very unlikely” he would pardon himself if he wins another term in 2024, and he did not order a Mar-a-Lago employee to delete a security video at the center of an investigation into whether mishandled classified documents. Both comments were part of Trump’s exclusive interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker, which will air this weekend.

Trump, the front-runner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, has been impeached four times, stemming from his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, his withholding of classified documents after his defeat and hush payments made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

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During the interview, Trump recounted the debate around the issue of pardon at the close of his first term. “I could have had a pardon “If I had done that, I would have saved all these lawyers and all this — these false charges, these accusations from Biden,” he said.

Trump too he said he would testify that he did not ask that the Mar-a-Lago security video be deleted. “But the most important thing is that the tapes were not deleted. In other words, nothing was done to them,” she said.

The extensive interview, during which also reacted to Hunter Biden’s accusationIt is Welker’s first as moderator of “Meet the Press.”

Tune in to “Meet the Press with Kristen Welker” on Sunday to learn more about her exclusive interview with Trump. Check your local listings.

United Auto Workers member Bryan Horvath, left, and Ann Hardy picket at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, early Friday.
United Auto Workers member Bryan Horvath, left, and Ann Hardy picket at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan, early Friday.Pablo Sancyá / AP

Workers leave jobs at Ford, GM and Stellantis

The United Auto Workers union began the strike at midnight after failing to reach agreement on a new contract with Ford, General Motors and Chrysler maker Stellantis. It is the first time in the union’s 88-year history that members are on strike with all three big companies at the same time. The strikes began at three plants (in Missouri, Ohio and Michigan) where automobile models such as the Chevrolet Colorado, Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco are manufactured. (AND there is a reason why These three sites were chosen.) Follow our live blog for the latest updates.

Hunter Biden indicted on federal gun charges

Hunter Biden was charged yesterday in federal court with three weapons charges, court documents show. The charges, all related to possessing a gun while using narcotics, come after a plea deal that could have ended a years-long investigation collapsed. Two of the charges carry maximum prison sentences of 10 years and the third has a maximum of five years. Each charge also carries a maximum fine of $250,000.

After the indictment was announced, Hunter Biden’s attorney argued that a diversion agreement from the previous plea agreement is still in effect and therefore “prevents additional charges from being brought against Mr. Biden.” Special prosecutor David Weiss, who also led the investigation, was vague about if there would be more charges or accusations.

Legal experts said the charges brought against Hunter Biden they are rarely prosecuted. “This is, if anything, harsh, not lenient,” Andrew Weissman, former FBI general counsel and NBC News contributor, tweeted after the indictment was announced.

Libya flood survivors’ agonizing search for loved ones

In Derna, a city practically devastated by floods where up to 20,000 people may have died, construction worker Mohamad Mahmoud Ismail Al-Shalwi said something inside him dies with every minute that passes without knowing what happened to his 12 missing relatives, 3 years. months to 77 years. His grief echoes throughout the city as survivors cling to the hope that their loved ones can be found alive. Another survivor described the moment the dam burst and seeing people standing on top of buildings. They were screaming for help, he said, “But no one could do anything.”

Along the border with the United States there is a bustling culture.

In cities like San Diego and El Paso, Texas, situated along the southern border, residents say a dynamic culture can be seen in their food and drink, art and local businesses. But some feel the border region’s deep history, Latino heritage and enormous impact on American culture, economy and identity have been lost amid the emphasis on immigration policy.

NBC Latino begins Hispanic Heritage Month with a meeting to meet the locals of these border regions, called “fronterizos.” to discover what makes them so unique.

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NBC Latino begins Hispanic Heritage Month with a trip to these “borderlands” or border regions, to discover what makes them so unique.

Policy in brief

War in Ukraine: Three Democratic members of the Senate Armed Services Committee ask for answers on whether Elon Musk or other commercial satellite providers Ukraine’s military access disabled or restricted to communication networks.

2024 elections: If he wins the presidency in 2024, President Joe Biden will be the oldest person elected to the White House. So would Donald Trump, who is not receiving as much scrutiny. NBC News interviewed dozens of voters about why Biden’s age seems to be more of an issue.

Social media: The Supreme Court temporarily blocked a lower court ruling that would restrict the Biden administration’s contact with social media companies.

Legal pot: Cannabis reform is moving one step closer to reality, with a hearing on a bipartisan bill that would allow legal marijuana businesses access to major financial and banking institutions. expected to take place in a few weeks.

Photographic illustration of a woman's wide-open eyes against a background of storm clouds.
Some cardiac arrest survivors had positive memories, such as seeing a light or a family member, or felt intense emotions such as love, calm, and peace. NBC News; fake images

Staff Pick: What It’s Like to Almost Die

It’s typical of TV hospital dramas: a patient on the brink of death sees a bright light followed by a montage of memories. I thought it was Hollywood’s imagination running amok, until I read this story about a first-of-its-kind study on The experiences of cardiac arrest survivors.. It turns out that our brains can remain active for a period of time during that liminal state between life and death. -Richie Duchon, deputy platform editor

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