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a theory concern it here. as much as i want powell to stand up to the inflation, i got to admit they have a lot of ammo to use against them. i like to say there is always a bull market somewhere and i promise to find it here on "mad money. i'm jim cramer see you monday "the news with shepard smith" starts now well, spring break partiers break that pandemic progress i'm frank holland in for shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc an increase in cases over the past seven days as the united states sets a record in daily vaccine doses. tonight, the new study that could determine if vaccinated people can throw away their face coverings. >> we're hoping to get through our rescue today and start recovery today. >> reporter: deadly storms hit the deep south leaving a path of damage and destruction now millions more in the path of danger as severe weather continues.
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as piracy fears grow in the suez canal, the united states navy may join the effort to help the stuck kacargo ship. plus the crushing pay gap affecting sing mle moms who work while raising their kids. live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. good evening a stern warning from one of the country's top health officials after weeks of trending in the right direction, covid-19 cases are once again on the rise. >> we have seen cases and hospital admissions move from historic declines to stagnations and increases. we know from prior surges that if we don't control things now, there is a real potential for the epidemic curve to soar again. >> take a look at the numbers. the country now reporting an average of more than 58,000 cases a day. that's a nearly 7% jump in the past week according to johns hopkins. it's the highest week-over-week
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surge in two months. amid the bad, still some good. the white house announced a record number of vaccinations. 3.4 million shots given across the country and that number can grow as johnson & johnson prepares to deliver a million doses of its single shot vaccine next week. dr. vin gupta, a professor at the university of washington and nbc news contributor dr. gupta, thank you for being here with us. >> thanks, frank thanks for having me. >> we're seeing covid cases spike, but are we actually vaccinating enough people right now? >> oh, absolutely. i think we're vaccinating at many people as we possibly can, about 2.5 to 3 million a day but as you pointed out, this is a race against time. what's clear is that those who are getting vaccinated across the country, for example, older residents living in congregate facilities, their rates of hospitalization, frank, have
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dramatically declined. meaning vaccination works. the purpose of vaccination is to keep you out of the hospital and to save your life. all these vaccines that have been approved in the u.s. do so at a tune of 100%. to your point, we're not going to reach 75% to 80% vaccine until the end of june when we hope for hospitalizations to trending toward zero in most zip codes across the country that's what normalcy looks like. there's a lot of potential threats that might jeopardize that, including opening up too soon, including thesevariants. >> we want to talk about that. obviously vaccinations are just one tool to get this pandemic under control. we're seeing more and more states lift their restrictions are we potentially risking another surge with these lockdowns lifting so soon? >> i think we absolutely are to me it just doesn't make -- it's not good public policy what the governors of arizona, florida and texas are doing. it doesn't make sense from a scientific standpoint.
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i understand their desire for normalcy, we all share that. but there is a deep concern with generally older populations living in these states that variants are already taking root there. they can change even more, frank, and that's the concern. are we going to give rise to a variant that might escape any type of immunity that the vaccine might impart and yes we're concerned about a surge because of spring break and other activities recently. >> as vaccinations have gone up, testing has dropped dramatically are you concerned about that what does that mean for our ability to fight this pandemic >> what you're going to see is a move away from looking at case counts to define the state of the pandemic we're going to rely a lot more on hospitalizations and death rates. to your point, people are wanting to get vaccinated. they don't want to get tested. so i don't really know the value of looking at case rates day
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over day as we ramp up vaccinations we want to key in on hospitalizations once we reach the lowest certain threshold of hospitalizations in every zip code, that's when we'll note hospitalization systems are not stretched and we'll safely reopen, not looking at case rates. >> dr. gupta, in recent weeks we've seen those massive spring break crowds, a lot of people not wearing face coverings what impact do you think those crowds will have all around the country? obviously those people will go back to where they live or are going to school. are we doing enough or doing anything to get young people to get a vaccine and incentivizing them to do so? >> i think the incentivizing piece is the key point that you raise, frank i hear from younger demographics all the time, the chances that i'll fall ill and end up in intensive care is low, why should i get the vaccine, especially because there's a lot of confusion about the vaccine's effectiveness. so we need to reach people we need to reach people where
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they're at and make this real, do story telling leading in on these strategies a lot of people don't see the need and feel invincible are we doing enough? come may 1st, wherever you live in the country it will be available to you hopefully by the middle of june we'll have it in everybody's arms who want it yes, it's going to take some time here. that's why we need governors to stay vigilant, to preach vigilance and have consistent public policy across all 50 states for the next few months until everybody gets a vaccine that's going to be the key piece here otherwise we may not have normalcy some july 4th. >> dr. gupta, thanks for the insight. do vaccinated people still need to wear a face covering right now health officials say it is safer to wear one in public since it's not really clear if the vaccine prevents covid-19 transmission. but researchers backed by the
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national institutes of health have launched a massive new effort to help answer that question they're tracking vaccinated college students the results could shape the future guidelines for all vaccinated americans cnbc's meg tirrell with the details of this new study. >> hey, frank, it's a study they're calling prevent covid u and aims to enroll people across the country using moderna's vaccine. why college students they live close together, interact more and have higher rates of infection low relatively lower rates of severe disease. the plan, vaccinate 6,000 volunteers immediately and another group of 6,000 four months later they'll all be asked to answer questions on an app and swab their noses every day and provide periodic blood samples the study is not just following those 12,000 people. additionally about 25,000 people will be identified as their close contacts and they too will be asked to provide samples.
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dr. fauci says this is how they aim to measure the vaccine's impact on transmission. >> the next five or so months, we'll be able to answer the very important question about whether vaccinated people get infected asymptomatically, and if they do, do they transmit the infection to others. >> now, this is a study they had hoped to start in january, but "the wall street journal" reported at the time they weren't able to secure funding and resources to get it running. the timing now is raising some questions about ethics, as some in the study won't be vaccinated until july and participants could be eligible for the vaccine before that, although that, of course, depends on national supply. the nih hoping college students will enroll, saying on the study's website, quote, your plans are all cancelled anyway, might as well sign up and be a part of history. >> thank you, meg. now to a weather alert the south facing another round of severe storms this weekend. the region still cleaning up from yesterday's deadly tornado
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outbreak at least six people were killed. take a look at this video. drivers caught in a powerful twister wreaking havoc in a neighborhood in birmingham, alabama. the national weather service says more than a dozen tornados touched down in that state the storm left a trail of destruction about 50 miles northeast of atlanta a huge tree crashed down on top of a home and train cars were turned over on their sides the same scenes in calhoun county, alabama. three members of the same family died in the same house kerry sanders is live in pelham, alabama, with much more. kerry? >> reporter: frank, as you can see over my shoulder, we see the power crews are trying to restore power to this neighborhood about 16,000 plus residents in this portion of alabama are still without power. now, in some cases the homes are not habitable, but in other cases as happens with tornados, you have a home right next to one that's crushed and it's
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completely fine and no problems at all they do not have power right now. let's take a look at the neighborhood that was hit hard this is the neighborhood where ebonique harris and her parents were inside the home and sadly killed by the tornado. the power of the tornado estimated to be likely what's called an ef-3 winds estimated to be about 140 miles per hour the harris family now grieving this is an interview with one of the harris family members who came back to the house and discovered that his loved ones had sadly passed away. >> i lost a brother-in-law, i lost a sister, i lost a niece, i've got a brother in the hospital and a niece in the hospital it didn't take but a hot second and it was a disaster. >> reporter: your heart just has to go out to him and his whole family and really all of those who have suffered through this in some cases people injured and
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surviving. and then there is just the random nature of a tornado where some people, you know, were in the middle of it and didn't get injured at all in one case, a 72-year-old gentleman here was lying in his bed. we talked about it yesterday he was lying in his bed watching the president on television when his alert went off on the phone. he paid no mind to it. the next thing you know, the tornado hit and took out the wall, took off the roof. i spoke to his wife today. his wife said she was screaming at him to come downstairs and he did not listen to her. now he says he will be listening to his wife just a little bit more, frank. >> kerry sanders, thank you for that. so what's in store for this weekend? meteorologist matt brickman from nbc new york is live with us now. matt, we just saw what kerry is seeing down in alabama what are you tracking now? >> well, not the opportunity to clean up and recover that those folks need right now the outbreak that we saw
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thursday into friday was tremendous 66 tornado warnings from kentucky down through mississippi and alabama and through the carolinas. over a hundred severe thunderstorm warnings. looking into the afternoon tomorrow, many of those same communities are in the bull's-eye once again. mississippi, alabama, tennessee, up into kentucky could see more tornados and large and damaging hail as a warm front lifts through the area and then damaging winds as a cold front races through so two waves of potential severe weather through the day on saturday then sunday that shifts east we mentioned the storms in the carolinas a day ago. that will continue on saturday and into sunday with that threat shifting even a little bit farther north. now, these are two separate storms but they will kind of join forces here through the weekend. one from the midwest, the other one down to the south. all that moisture and energy
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races to the northeast ahead of that cold front. we'll see gusty winds throughout those northeastern states, throughout the mid-atlantic, 40 to 50-mile-an-hour gusts and more soaking rains as well with 1 to 2 inches of rain nafallingn parts of new england and rain across i-95. so a very busy end of march, just looks like it will keep on going. frank. >> matt brickman, thank you very much. still ahead on the news, the shipping crisis in the suez canal drags on hundreds of ships loaded with goods and nowhere to go. tonight how the u.s. navy may be getting involved. and a mother receives a terminal diagnosis and she pins her hopes on an experimental drug that she can't get access to coming up, her desperate appeal to the drug maker. and disaster on the rails. later in this news hour dozens killed and many more hurt as one
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on the energy market that is delaying $400 million of goods every hour or $9.6 billion of goods every day that's according to data from a shipping company raf sanchez is following this from cairo. >> reporter: we are now in day four of this extraordinary situation with no end in sight an effort was made earlier to try to refloat the "ever given" to get it off of the sand back into the flow of the canal that didn't work the egyptian government says it's going to try using nine massive tugboats to basically drag this ship sunday is looking potentially promising for that the tide is going to be a little bit higher which may make it a little bit easier. if that doesn't work, some pretty desperate options are going to have to be considered one of them is going to be to unload some of the 20,000 containers on that ship to ease its weight, but that is a complicated and dangerous thing
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to do. there's a potential risk of cap sizing if you upset the delicate balance of weight on a ship like that now, of course every day that goes by other ships are having to make a decision do they stop and wait and hope the suez canal is open soon or do they take the long way around all the way around africa to europe that way is longer, it's more expensive and more dangerous there is still a real risk of piracy off the horn of africa. somali pirates known to attack cargo ships as they go by. the u.s. navy says it's been getting calls from shipping companies asking them about the current piracy threat. frank? >> joining us now, captain morgan mcmanus, the master of the empire state six, that's a maritime college training ship and he's actually navigated through the suez canal six times, both north and south. captain morgan, thank you for being here. >> thanks, frank.
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>> we'll skip the jokes about your name being captain morgan and let the people on twitter do that one on a serious note, you have navigated this canal multiple times. how difficult is it? and that spot where the ship got stuck, are you familiar with it at all >> the canal is a challenge from a time perspective it takes 16 hours to go through. it's a long day, it's a long evolution. i've been through it on car carriers and cargo ships where you have that high profile similar to the ever given. when the winds kick up like that, you really have to anticipate and adjust your course to cheat over for that wind, to compensate for it so it becomes a challenge. you know, you have the suez pilots that are on board and they're there as advisers but the captain is still ultimately responsible for the safety and safe navigation of the ship so it's a challenge going through there. sand storms king up, you have to
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rely on radar and your chart plotter but you have to have a feel for what's going on with the ship you get too close to the bank, you have to worry about bank suction, which would suck you towards the bank and kick your bow out, which seems like is something that may have happened >> we're using a lot of nautical terms. it sounds like it's just difficult to navigate north or south either way the u.s. navy is sending a team of experts an egyptian official says that will be refloated this weekend do you think that's realistic? >> it's really hard to say when you look at pictures and see how far the bow is dug into the bank and onto the beach, that's a lot of earth to move. i know the spring tide is coming up and gives a little more water in the area for added buoyancy i'm sure they're worried in calculating how much pull they
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can pull with tugs to move it without affecting the structure of the ship. not only that, the stability of the ship. >> so, captain, in your professional opinion, was this caused by some human error or is this canal in need of improvements for the larger and larger ships coming through it >> i think when they get into it, you're going to see there's going to be an element of human error to it. large ships like this have been in the canal for years without much incident. usually when an incident happened the pilots will put the ship on the bank and let the situation work itself out, whether it's mechanical error. this seems to me that there was probably a human element that the pilot or helmsman lost what they were doing with situational awareness and wound it trying to overcorrect for it and didn't catch it quick enough and went up on the bank. senate republicans and house
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the suspect in the boulder, colorado, grocery store shooting passed a background check and bought his gun legally just six days before that massacre.
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that's according to the owner of the gun store where the suspect bought the alleged murder weapon it was an ar-556 pistol, very similar to this one. it's a shortened version of the ar-15 rifle. police and the district attorney gave an update on the case today. the boulder police chief says investigators are still searching for the motive >> it will be something haunting for all of us until we figure that out like someone said, sometimes you just don't figure these things out. but i am hoping that we will. >> so yesterday in court the suspect's defense attorney, they asked the judge for more time to fully assess the suspect's mental illness, but she did not specify what kind of mental illness he could have. here is nbc's steve patterson on the investigation. >> reporter: yeah, frank the district attorney revealing a few things today about the investigation, about the case. first of all, that additional charges are coming we'll know next week exactly what those are as they are filed, but they are associated with the fact that we now know that more officers rushed in
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during the shooting to try to confront the shooter and the district attorney says those actions unequivocally saved lives, but that means that it's going to come with additional attempted murder charges because of the fire they took. listen to what the d.a. aid. >> their action saved others, other civilians from being killed they charged into the store and immediately faced a very significant amount of sgunfire from the shooter who they were at first unable to locate. they put their lives at risk that will be reflected by additional attempted murder charges that will be filed. >> reporter: resulting from that exchange, one officer on administrative leave as they investigate that shooting. that is per usual, that is standard, that is protocol any time an officer discharges his weapon the officers and investigators know how many shots were fired inside the store they're not releasing that number yet per the investigation. and lastly that the suspect has been moved from boulder county
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jail to an undisclosed location because the staff inside the jail was hearing about specific threats to that suspect. they want to maintain a fair trial and they want justice to be served in the proper way. frank. >> steve patterson reporting. a driver loses control of his trailer and a rally against racism on this trip coast to coast. crowds gathered in san francisco to show support for the asian american community hundreds marched through the streets in response to the recent surge in reported hate crimes organizers say this is the first of several civil actions planned in the bay area this weekend. florida, another boat winds up where it's just not supposed to be. this one on interstate 10 in crestview, about 50 miles northeast of pensacola the pink and white boat fell from a trailer and blocked the westbound lanes. authorities removed it a short time later fortunately, no one hurt. a mysterious light in the sky happened last night over the pacific northwest. from seattle to salem, oregon,
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people reported seeing a dozen or more objects moving in unison across the sky according to the national weather service, those lights probably came from the spacex falcon 9 rocket as it re-entered earth's atmosphere. one other case of mysterious lights in the sky, this from drones over sensitive navy assets so where did they come from and where did they go? and our coverage of equa pay for women continues with a spotlight on america's single moms why they are hit the hdearst and the new research that could actually help them, coming up. and now that sprint is a part of t-mobile, we're turning up the speed. upgrading over a thousand towers a month with ultra capacity 5g to bring speeds as fast as wi-fi to cities and towns across america. and we're adding more every week. coverage and speed, who says you can't have it all?
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welcome back a warning for anyone trying to get their hands on a covid-19 vaccine. that's what's topping on the money. criminals are selling counterfeit vaccines on the dark web. the fake doses have the potential to cause some serious harm security researchers say they found fake covid-19 vaccines for as much as $1,000. facebook plans to reopen its offices in the bay area starting in may capacity will be limited to 10% to start it will go up to 50% by september. facebook expects more of its employees to return to the office later in the fall. shares of viacom cbs and discovery closed down more than 27%. they have been heavily shorted as investors remain a bit skeptical about their long-term prospects. viacom cbs shed more than 50% for the week discovery dipped about 45% on wall street, the dow up
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453 points, the s&p up 65, the nasdaq up 161. i'm frank holland in for shep on cnbc it's the bottom of the hour, here's what's making news. democrats and republicans heading to the southern border on separate dueling trips. the biden administration is facing mounting pressure from both sides of the aisle as the u.s. deals with a growing surge of migrants and unprecedented number of children in federal custody. republican senator ted cruz of texas released these photos today. he said they were taken at the border patrol facility in donna, texas, which is a temporary overflow facility for migrants the conditions and overcrowding are very similar to what we saw during the trump administration. morgan chesky is covering the republicans' visit from mission, texas. >> reporter: frank, good evening and greetings from mission, texas, right here on the banks of the rio grande river, the scene of an ongoing issue here,
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some would call a crisis that has both sides of our nation's congress gathered here to try to figure out what comes next this was the scene of a gop-led tour from senator ted cruz and john cornyn who brought 17 of their colleagues here to tour a facility in nearby donna, texas, and then also tour the rio grande with the texas dps troopers whopatrol that each and every day, searching for human traffickers or drug cartel activity we had a chance to hear from the lawmakers on what they witnessed inside that crowded facility in donna, texas it is a place that the media has yet to be allowed inside of. >> we saw cages after cages after cages of little girls, of little boys, lying side by side, touching each other covered with reflective emergency blankets. there was no six-foot space, there was no three-foot space. there wasn't a three-inch space. >> reporter: here on the border, it is another, essentially a
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diversion of resources to try to handle the ongoing surge that lawmakers believe is an ongoing problem because they feel that border patrol is being diverted to that and in turn not focusing on the crime element that has always been a problem in these past years so as it stands right now, the gop saying that the biden administration needs to reverse course this was an avoidable crisis and it remains to be seen what, if anything, will be done in the coming days. frank? >> morgan chesky with the latest from the border. this week we are spotlighting equal pay for women who on average make just 82 cents for every dollar that men make for single moms, that gap is just even worse. on average they're paid about half as much as married dads cnbc's senior financial correspondent sharon epperson brings us the story of one single mom and the steps she's taken to reach her financial goals. >> you've been talking about nothing but ice cream since you got home. >> ice cream is delicious.
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>> a single mother of two, she and her ex-husband divorced six years ago. >> my husband took care of paying the bills i worked, we had compatible careers, but he paid the bills and i did mothering and taking care of the house at home. >> reporter: since their breakup, splitting parenting responsibilities more evenly has allowed her to reach new financial and career goals as a human resources executive. >> this was an opportunity for growth for me. it was an opportunity to make more money. >> reporter: a recent survey shows single moms with a 50-50 parenting schedule are 54% more likely to earn at least $100,000 a year than those whose kids are with them most of the time. >> what is holding back single moms from earning more >> there is a lot of pressure on moms to be the primary parent. in 80% of separated families, the mom is the primary custodian. >> reporter: today working women
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in the u.s. typically earn 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. mothers make just 75 cents for every dollar paid to fathers and single mothers only make 54 cents for every dollar a married father makes. >> they're not getting the support that they need, and it might not just be financial support. it also could be time to focus on perhaps returning to school, professional development and even networking. >> reporter: there's not a one size fits all approach to close the pay gap for single moms. brown says financial independence is crucial. >> recognize that even if you're not in a position where you can do it today, that maybe over time it can be something that you strive toward. >> reporter: frank, the financial planner that we spoke with says it's not only about equal pay but finding an equitable, financial situation for single moms whenever possible ideally that happens before a divorce is finalized, but negotiations can be made along
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the way for more equitable parenting schedules. >> single moms face their fair share of challenges. what factors can lead to more income or maybe even less income >> reporter: one factor that is very important is flexibility with parenting responsibilities. that can give mothers the opportunity to increase part-time and free lance work so they can add to their income it's not just about the paychecks, it's about paid time off, health and disability and life insurance, also retirement plans. all of this plays a crucial role in ensuring that long-term financial success not only for single moms but for all workers. >> sharon epperson reporting we appreciate it. turning our attention to the aftermath of a deadly collision caught on video as we take a cnbc trip around the world egypt, at least 32 people killed and 66 hurt after two trains collided in a statement, the railway authorities wrote someone activated the emergency brakes of a passenger train and caused it to stop unexpectedly.
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it got smashed from behind by an incoming train two cars from the first train flipped over. north korea state tv releasing these stills of a missile taking off from a heavy duty launch vehicle. the military tested a new guided missile and two new type tactical guided projectiles that hit their targets. that launch was yesterday. it was the same day as president biden's first news conference. the commander in chief warning there will be consequences if north korea escalates tensions. australia, tens of thousands of sports fans flocked into a stadium in melbourne, most without face coverings officials declared this area covid-free and increased the number of people allowed at sporting events to 75% of capacity the magpies held off the carlton blues for the highly anticipated football match. to russia, this 99-year-old grandmother officially beening the oldest russian to ever have flown a fighter jet simulator.
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she's a world war ii veteran who served as a combat nurse for this flight she served as the navigator. she's proven it's never too late to try something new, on our cnbc trip around the world. now to a major nautical mystery. the u.s. navy reportedly investigating a swarm of drones that hovered over three ships. no one seems to know where those drones came from or who's responsible. gadi schwartz now with much more on this investigation. gadi >> reporter: hey, good evening, frank. yeah, today the navy confirmed they investigated whether these unidentified aerial vehicles might have been drones launched by nearby ships, but no luck when they reached out to a carnival cruise ship, they also reported seeing these mysterious lights as well so right now what we know about this pretty brazen incursion comes from entries into the ship's log of the uss kidd
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appand two other ships which were swarmed by unidentified aerial vehicles one log entry describing a back-and-forth left/right maneuver that's similar to what a commander of a strike fighter saw in 2004 off the coast of california when he and another group of fighter jets spotted unidentified flying objects they described as a white tictac. it was bouncing back and forth left and right over the surface of the water. >> then it starts coming up at us it's coming up, i'm coming down so it's literally aware we were there, no doubt, because it mirrored me. i get to within a half mile of it as it gets in front of me, it just goes poof, and it's gone, like that fast. >> reporter: in these latest incidents we know the navy deployed special recon teams to record evidence from the ship's deck but no evidence of what they saw has come to light
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but we are told evidence from these incidents are just a small part of a report requested by the senate intelligence committee that could include a large number of unexplained sightings of flying objects that operate with impunity over secure, restricted areas of u.s. airspace that report is due to congress by mid-june. frank, back to you. >> gadi, great reporting on this i think the question a lot of people will ask is were the ships ever in real danger from these drones were there security concerns about the crew members or the equipment on those ships >> reporter: that is the biggest question right now a lot of it seems to be classified. but the big question today is do we have drones, do we have another country or another technology on earth that is able to act with impunity when it comes to u.s. restricted airspace or is there something else going on. a lot of people in congress seem to be wanting answers to that specific question. frank. >> a lot of questions left
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gadi schwartz reporting. we appreciate it. compassionate use. it's how some use experimental drugs. coming up, one mother's fight to get the drug before it's too late. the roaring '20s seen as a reboot of american life. a time of change on the other side of a pandemic will history repeat itself next we take a look backwards nin order to move forward. and now the teioinrnatnal soccer star saying enough is enough when it comes to what people are posting online. so every touch is as comforting as the first. pampers. the #1 pediatrician recommended brand .
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opening statements are set to begin monday in the high-profile murder trial of derek chauvin, the now fired minneapolis cop charged with killing george floyd the mayor of minneapolis says they will gradually ramp up the number of national guard troops and police around the court house as this trial progresses cell phone video of chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes sparked outrage and demands for police reform all across the nation chauvin is facing three charges. the most serious is
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second-degree murder which carries a sentence up to 40 years in prison. a global soccer star says he's stepping away from social media until platforms do more to kick out racism. in a statement to his 2 million followers, he wrote the sheer volume of racism, bullying and resulting mental torture to individuals is too toxic to ignore there has to be some accountability hig high-profile soccer players have been the target of bullying online the former world cup winner says he will be off social media starting tomorrow morning. a mother of three boys diagnosed with a terminal illness now seeking help from an experimental drug. a clinical trial for the drug stopped taking new patients just two weeks before she learned of her diagnosis. still, the drug maker maintains it cannot give her that drug so now she's launched an to change their mind.
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almost 100,000 signatures already on a petition cnbc's meg tirrell has her story. >> i'm trying not to dwell on things i can't change. >> reporter: at the age of 51, lisa stockman got a shocking diagnosis. als, better known as lou gehrig's disease. >> as bad a diagnosis as als is, lisa's prognosis is even worse. >> reporter: she has a fast-moving form driven by a specific genetic mutation. but it initially appeared medicine might have an answer. biogen has a drug in clim trials specifically targeting that kind of disease lisa and her doctor requested compassionate use, a way to use experimental drugs when few other options. president trump championed the
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system signing in 018 a law known as right to try. >> thousands of terminally ill americans will finally have the help, the hope and the fighting chance that they will be cured. >> reporter: but for many that's been false hope. in lisa's case biogen has said no it's running a placebo-controlled trial to determine if the drug truly works and wrote in a letter to lisa that if it offered others the drug outside the trial, it, quote, could not in good faith ask patients to continue to receive placebo without offering them the same opportunity for access to tofersen which could jeopardize the trial itself. lisa's family an friends have started a campaign to get biogen to change its mind. >> none of it means anything if biogen doesn't give my mom
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tolfersen. >> why can't a woman with a bad disease gain access? it's up to the company. >> reporter: they say if the trial is positive later this year, it will open up access immediately. but for lisa, that may be too late. >> waiting until the fall is just not an option. >> reporter: so she's creating memories now she knows she won't get in the future, like a mother-son dance with each of her three sons she doesn't expect the drug to save her life, she just wants a little more time with them ♪ and lisa is now petitioning biogen to allow her to enroll in an expanded trial of the drug. she and her husband participated in the pfizer covid vaccine trial last year, and she received the placebo so she says she knows full well the risks she may not get the medicine, but that it would give her a better chance than she has now. frank. >> meg, thank you for that reporting. such an emotional story.
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all right, picture this, a pandemic sweeps the globe. millions forced inside for more than a year just to stay safe. sound kind of familiar that was actually the situation in the early 1920s following the spanish flu. when that pandemic ended, the country soared into the roaring '20s, pent up by energy, new tech and a booming stock market. sound familiar historian jeffrey engle now, the director of the center for presidential history at southern methodist, jeff, thanks for being here. >> good to talk to you. >> the parallels are pretty striking does history tell us that these '20s will turn into a roaring '20s when this pandemic finally ends >> well, you know, the truth is we can't do anything predictive in history but it suggests that there's a lot of parallels coming off after 1920 a global pandemic, yes, also a global war and tremendous economic instability in the country frankly, people went to town they decided they wanted to forget the pandemic, forget the
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war as much as possible and really spur new economic activity and spur new innovation frankly, you can certainly see today people are eager to get over with the pandemic there's a likely chance that they're going to put everything that we've just seen in the last year behind them. >> speaking of that, the roaring 20s are often discussed historically a lot more than the spanish flu. nobody really talks about the spanish flu. are you expecting the same thing to happen here are we going to bury covid-19 and just think about the good times? >> that's a great point. to be honest, i never talked about the spanish flu in my lectures maybe just an offhand comment. none of my colleagues talked about it in the 1920s people really did want to put that pain behind them they were willing to remember world war i but the pandemic was too unpleasant and there were no heroes in the pandemic in the real sense consequently the historical record is really remarkably thin on pandemic material there is really no way to
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recover what people thought about the pandemic, because frankly they didn't talk about it all that much i'll tell you, going forward my colleagues and i are certainly talking a lot more about the pandemic in 1920 when we try to understand that period of history. >> right after the roaring '20s, the country partied right into the great depression how can we learn from history to make sure that doesn't happen to the u.s. again >> so it's really quite interesting because there was this memory of this incredible partying, as you say, of this incredible enthusiasm, the jazz age and all the exuberance on the stock market but one of the things that's really key to remember is that the roaring '20s weren't roaring for everyone about half of the population actually didn't experience any if you will. this was tremendous income inequality, farm workers in particular had difficult times during the '20s. you could say the great depression hit them several years earlier. one of the cautionary tales from the 1920s is that in the midst of all the fun and enthusiasm, policy makers better be careful
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to make sure that everyone is playing a part in that enthusiasm or else unfortunately it could all come crashing to an end like it did in 1929. >> i think we're seeing some of that now as the economy starts to recover, some people being left behind. instead of farm workers, maybe hospitality workers. before we let you go, what does history tell you about how quickly things like travel will return to normal >> almost immediately. the moment people were let out in 1920, they went to town and they went across the country and went across the oceans this was a great period of travel, especially international travel essentially people were unleashed. again, i can't stress enough that we're in the midst of a pandemic now and it feels like it's going to be our entire lives. but the truth is history suggests that when these awful societal events occur, that frankly people put them behind them as quick low as possible. societies put them behind as quickly as possible. not only will people enjoy themselves but a couple of years from now we won't be talking about the pandemic, at least if
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it ends. >> jeff, i'm one of those people, i'm never going to talk about it once it's over. appreciate it, have a good weekend. forgive and forget of course it depends on the crime. at this point it's david hasselhoff, katy perry and even william shaffner. >> i can't get behind so-called singers that can't carry a tune, get paid for talking how easy is that >> oh, gosh. next their crimes against musicality that are now getting a part >> overly inspected and you can't do it. see, visible is wireless with no surprise fees, legit unlimited data, powered by verizon for as little as $25 a month. but when you bring a friend every month, you get every month for $5. so i'm bringing everyone within 12 degrees of me. bam, 12 months of $5 wireless. visible. as little as $25 a month.
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welcome back what song do you absolutely hate you know the ones that make you want to rip off your ears instead of actually having a listen for me it's this pophead ♪ i can tell you what i just don't want, any music from the spice girls. spin magazine re-examine some of music's biggest crimes and considered which ones to pardon. ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ spin throwing a bone to the baja men and for giving eddie murphy for this '80s single ♪ and of course, yes, billy ray cyrus. he is pardoned by spin one of the most famous fathers in music
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joining me now is spin's founder who currently serves as a creative consultant. bob, how did you come up with a list of songs, albums and artists that you at least thought deserve a second chance? >> well, it was painful. we had to listen to some of that stuff again. some was just obvious. you know, we were talking one day in a meeting about how trump was doing his pardons and who would he pardon and how insane some of those pardons were and i said, you know, we should pardon people. we've been around 36 years, just under. on the anniversary of the magazine let's pardon some really atrocious music it was done with tongue in cheek and we're having a bit of fun. obviously william shatner is a american treasure but he shouldn't have been records. we had a consensus among staff we all contributed ideas and, you know, i personally bestowed it upon shatner and hasselhoff we were being generous with
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hasselhoff he belongs in musical jail. >> i wish you'd tweet out the list of this list because how did eddie murphy's song get on there? you had nine songs to be pardoned this year how tough was it there's a lot of offenders out there. >> a lot of offenders. we're going to have to do it all again next year. it's funny because "party all the time" is a song i personally don't like it was chosen by one of the others but i happen to love the spice girls, so we're in a disagreement right there. >> we'll remain in disagreement. >> they were considered and for exactly that song. basically it's like, you know, let's just admit it. some of this stuff is atrocious. "who let the dogs out" is a crime against humanity hasselhoff's music is terrible and awful and shouldn't be allowed. we thought, look, let's just wipe the slate clean, have some fun with it. >> all right, bob, tell us how you really feel. so any petitions for clemency
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that were denied >> yes we are not giving any pardon to john legend. you know, he messed around with a very beautiful song "baby it's gold outside." he played to what i call the woke wokeness who created and discovered some offense in it that just isn't there. i thought let's call him out on that that's one of the things spin always did when i started in 1985, we kicked sacred cows that doesn't happen anymore in today's culture. i don't know if it's fear of social media, fear of cancel culture or whatever. people don't occasionally go up and kick a sacred cow. society is better when you do. i think a little latitude and a little bit of reflection is a good thing and we used to do it at spin and we're going to do it again the other one is u2 for that album they imposed on everybody that bought an iphone. we refused to pardon them. they may get a shot next year
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but i can't guarantee it. >> you're very tough. >> we are tough. all right, 45 seconds left on a race to the finish. the u.s. set a new record for covid vaccinations 3.4 million shots in arms in a single day, but experts warn covid cases are on the rise again. at least six people are confirmed dead after a tornado outbreak in alabama and georgia. the south faces another round of severe weather this weekend. and a giant container ship is still stuck and blocking the suez canal, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes now the u.s. navy is offing to help get it out. and now you know the news this friday, march 26th, 2021. i'm frank holland in for shepard smith. follow us on twitter and instagram @thenews." thanks for being with us let's listen to this. louder. take these guys? i mean, there's room.
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