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News Wrap: Biden goes after Trump for Muslim ban comments

In our news wrap Monday, Vice President Joe Biden decried the “politics of fear and intolerance” -- a thinly veiled critique of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump -- during a speech in Washington. Also, the FBI released transcripts of the 911 calls made by the gunman who attacked an Orlando nightclub.

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  • GWEN IFILL:

    Good evening. I'm Gwen Ifill.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    And I'm Judy Woodruff.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    On the "NewsHour" tonight: As the Justice Department releases a transcript of the Orlando shooter's 911 call, the Senate takes up gun control, and the Supreme Court upholds assault weapons bans in two states.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Also ahead, a report on the ground in Fallujah, where Iraqi government forces are closing in on ISIS militants holed up in the key city.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Plus, a big Trump campaign staff shakeup, as Democrats take a summer lead in polling and fund-raising. It's Politics Monday.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    And the world's most popular modern art museum, London's Tate Modern, builds upon its pioneering history with a new 10-story wing.

    NICHOLAS SEROTA, Director, Tate Art Galleries and Museums: I think that maybe we helped to open up the idea of what a museum could be, that the experience of visiting a museum should be a learning experience, but it should also be a social experience.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    All that and more on tonight's "PBS NewsHour."

    (BREAK)

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The FBI today released transcripts of the 911 calls made by the gunman in Orlando. In them, Omar Mateen pledges allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group, and says the U.S. should stop bombing Iraq and Syria.

    Initially, this morning, officials released partial transcripts, without the references to ISIS.

    RONALD HOPPER, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI: Part of the redacting is meant to not give credence to individuals who have done terrorist acts in the past.

    We're not going to propagate their rhetoric, their violent rhetoric. And we see no value in putting those individuals' names back out there. We're trying to prevent future acts from happening again. And for cowards like this one, people like that influence them, so we're not going to continue to put their names out front.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Republicans criticized the decision, and, hours later, the Justice Department put out more complete transcripts.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    In the presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden went after Donald Trump today over his calls for action against Muslims.

    In a Washington speech, the vice president didn't directly name the Republican nominee-to-be, but his target was clear.

  • VIE PRESIDENT JOSEPH BIDEN:

    Wielding the politics of fear and intolerance, like the proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, profiling Muslim Americans, slandering entire religious communities as complicit in terrorism, calls into question America's status as the greatest democracy in the history of the world.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Also today, Trump fired his longtime campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. The campaign gave no reason, and Lewandowski did not report that he'd alienated members of Trump's family. Asked on CNN why he was let go, he said, "I don't know the answer to that." We will dig deeper on Politics Monday.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    A searing heat wave peaked today in the Southwestern U.S., with temperatures expected to hit 120 degrees in some places. The triple digits are breaking 50-year-old records and at least two deaths in Arizona are blamed on the heat. Conditions are also making it even tougher to control wildfires across the region.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    There will be no federal criminal charges in the case of a Georgia teenager who suffocated inside a rolled-up gym mat. Kendrick Johnson died at his Valdosta high school in January 2013. Local officials ruled he got stuck trying to reach a gym shoe. That prompted rallies and marches, but, today, the Justice Department said there's not enough evidence to prove a crime.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    The British Parliament convened in special session today to pay tribute one of its own, Jo Cox. The Labour Party member was shot and stabbed to death last week in her home district. Lawmakers recalled Cox's life and work, and placed two roses, one white for her home county of Yorkshire and one red for the Labour Party, at her now-vacant seat.

  • RACHEL REEVES, Labour MP:

    Jo was struck down much too soon, so it now falls on all of our shoulders, the woman I met in the coffee shop in Batley, Jo's friends, MPs, all of us, to carry on Jo's work, to combat and guard against hatred, intolerance, and injustice, to serve others with dignity and with love. And that is the best way that we can remember Jo and all that she stood for.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    After a three-day halt, campaigning resumed today on whether Britain should stay in the European Union. The referendum will be held Thursday.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Wall Street surged today, on optimism that Britain will vote to stay in the E.U. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 129 points to close near 17805. The Nasdaq rose almost 37 points, and the S&P 500 added 12.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    A record 65 million people were forced from their homes worldwide last year, largely by war. That's roughly equal to the entire population of Great Britain. The U.N.'s refugee agency reports more than half were fleeing conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia. And while millions escaped to other nations, many more are on the run within their own countries.

  • GWEN IFILL:

    Iran says it has broken up one of the largest terror plots ever on its soil. State TV today reported police arrested several suspects and seized bombs and ammunition.

    It suggested the Islamic State or other Sunni militants may be to blame. Iran is supporting the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    And China leads the world in supercomputers for the seventh year in a row. An annual ranking out today also finds that, for the first time, China has more machines than the U.S. on the list. One is five times faster than the fastest U.S. supercomputer.

    Still to come on the "NewsHour": the gun debate continues in Congress and in court; a humanitarian crisis unveiled as Iraqi forces retake Fallujah; a major shakeup in the Donald Trump campaign; and much more.

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