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bite the bullet on the next counter trend rally. it not too late. better to take a loss and start over than give up on the entire asset close. i like to say there is always a bull market somewhere i promise to find it for you here on "mad money. i'm jim cramer see you tomorrow "the news with shepard smith" starts now seeking justice for a man who begged for his life. one side says murder, the other says he did it to himself. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc day one in the trial of the you now fired cop charged in the death of george floyd. both sides presentingtheir cas to the jury. >> mr. derek chauvin betrayed his badge. >> it is a necessary component of policing. striking change. covid cases rising again along with hospitalizations. tonight the stark warning of impending doom from the head of the cnbc. >> right now i'm scared.
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the cargo ship that jammed the suez canal for nearly a week is free. now dealing with delays that you could notice stretching into next year. plus, the national ban on evictions extended tonight, how the life line for renters is crushing the mom and pop landlord live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith. good evening 9:29 that's how long prosecutors say the now fired minneapolis cop derek chauvin knelt on george floyd's neck during opening statements, prosecutors played the hard to watch video of floiyd's arrest. an emt tried to intervene but chauvin pulled out and pointed pepper spray at her. >> he used excessive and
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unreasonable force upon the body of mr. george floyd. that he put his knees upon his neck and his back, grinding and crushing him, until the very breath, no, ladies and gentlemen, until the very life was squeezed out of him. you can believe your eyes that it's a homicide, murder. >> today we saw a new overhead angle of floyd's arrest from a security camera across the street the first witness to take the stand was a 911 dispatcher she testified she was watching the live feed and was so concerned she called a police supervisor chauvin's defense team is making the case that drugs and a heart condition were to blame for floyd's death. >> the evidence will show that mr. floyd died of a cardiac arrhythmia that occurred as a result of hypertension, coronary disease, the ingestion of
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methamphetamine and fent at that noll and the adrenaline flowing through his body all of which acted to further compromise an already compromised heart. >> the murder trial comes ten months after george floyd's death ignited outrage and police reform across america. now it's being watched by millions as a bellwether for justice, criminal, social and otherwise in a deeply polarized nation nbc's gabe gutierrez outside the courthouse gabe >> shep, it was a court that began with members of george floyd's family kneeling outside the courthouse as opening statements got underway. there was a lot of focus in the courtroom but also that first witness that you mentioned, that 911 dispatcher, we saw for the first time that overhead angle from the new security camera across the street. she said that she thought something was wrong because it appeared that the video in the live feed was frozen because the police officers were over george
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floyd for so long and that prompted her to call her supervisor. >> i knew something wasn't right. i don't know how to explain it it was a gut instinct to tell me that now we can be concerned >> reporter: now the defense team talked about how george floyd's size, he was 6'3", 220 pounds, required several officers to subdue him a dramatic moment in court was when prosecutors during the opening statement played that video in full in its entirety that many americans have seen bits and pieces of, but inside court, shep, derek chauvin actually looked intently at that video, would look down from time to time to take notes. also paying attention, george floyd's family only one member was allowed inside the courtroom others went to a family overflow room including his nephew, brandon williams we spoke with him a short time ago and he told us that he
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walked out >> kneeling on his neck and repositioning and asking for help saying he couldn't breathe, i couldn't watch it. >> after the 911 dispatchers, prosecutors called two more witnesses, bystanders at the scene as they tried to paint a clearer picture of the last few moments of george floyd's life this trial, shep, is expected to last 2 to 4 weeks. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you. david henderson, civil rights attorney, former prosecutor and cnbc contributor. david, thank you so much what do you make of the opening statements today did one side or the other stand out in your estimation >> prosecution stood out with their problems with the reason why. it's harder to summarize it better than it was in your opening when you say one side says it's murder, the other side says he did it to himself. the only issue is the
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prosecution brought in a private lawyer to handle the opening statement which indicates they don't have faith in their team. >> the private lawyer 9 minutes 29 seconds over and over again the defense says the case is about much more than that -- just that chunk of time. whose opening more encapsulated things who had the better >> the prosecution did i think what you just said puts in perspective why what you want to do in opening statement, you want to read like the back cover of the book, let them know what you plan to give them you walk away with a clear theme, 9 minutes 29 seconds. the defense was muddled. hard to tell where they're going. that's why i give the win to the prosecution. >> the defense says going forward they're going to emphasize the now dead man's drug use and other activities, that they're going to try to make the case that in essence this is of his own making.
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nkts and, again, i'll turn back to the way the prosecution handled a very delicate subject which is you have a police officer on trial for using excessive force and yet they praised the minneapolis police department during the opening statement. when you fling mud at someone, you have to do it politely in a courtroom. the defense has not managed doing that in a way that's not going to backfire on them if we base it on their opening statement. >> a way to make enemies one more thing you've been in courtrooms in situations similar to this was there a moment today where david the prosecutor went, that worked >> i think it's when they -- what they did well is they said what the video was going to show we've all seen that video and are familiar with it, but the way they showed it and emphasized the points of view that would be offered from individuals who actually saw what was happening as it took place was effective. that's what the heart of their case is. they also did a really good job of taking the winds out of the
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sails. that's part of the reason why we got the mud 8d opening for the defense. >> for the defense to get that wind back or to catch it in the first place, what do they need to do? >> they need to focus on listening to the witnesses that the prosecution presents think of intelligent ways to cross examine them and then the silver bullet to their case is 2019 arrest video they're allowing in. that hurts the state's case if you play it the right way. on top of all of this, chauvin has to take the stand. >> david henderson, thank you. the trial continues tomorrow you can get live updates from the courtroom on nbcnews.com covid watch now. an urgent message just today from one of america's top health officials. and the director of the cdc is warning the country about the threat of another surge. i'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling i have of
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impending doom we have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope, but right now i'm scared i'm speaking today not necessarily as your cdc director and not only as your cdc director but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer >> right now i'm scared. the country now reporting an average of more than 63,000 cases a day. the seven-day average up 10% from last week according to the cdc. hospitalizations and deaths up as well. dr. wolinski there citing an increased amount of travel as one of her concern factors the tsa reports it screened more than 1.5 million travelers, the biggest day since march 12th of last year. more states are defying the cdc guidelines asa hutch chin son said the state's mask mandate will expire day after tomorrow
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president biden today asked all governors to keep or reinstate their mask mandate he stressed caution is needed just as more vaccines are available. there's big news on that front tonight. the president announced 90% of all adults will be eligible for the vaccine in just three weeks, and those vaccines do work new real world data is just out from the cdc and it shows just one dose of pfizer or moderna is 80% effective in preventing covid, 90% after a second shot cnbc's meg tirrell meg, you spoke with dr. fauci a short time ago what did he have to say? >> reporter: well, shep, on that study today from the cdc i asked him if that means just one shot of the pfizer/moderna vaccines will do? no, you still need two shots here's why >> we don't know how long that 80% is durable it may drop off a cliff in two weeks or three weeks the other thing is that even
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though it's 80% protective, the level of antibody that it induces is far lower than after the second dose. >> reporter: and with some of the variants evading the vaccine's protection to some degree, that cushion of antibodies is needed to ensure the vaccines still work. we also talked about folks who have already had covid and the fact that one dose of the vaccine can boost their antibody levels by 1,000 fold dr. fauci expects the cdc to consider updating guidelines about whether those folks need just one shot, although he didn't expect it to be imminent. i also asked him how long the vaccine protection is likely to last overall he said, we just don't know yet. so far at least 6 to 8 months, but that's just because that's how long they've been following people he said they'll get a better sense as more time goes on. >> when we know, meg dr. fauci has seen this pandemic up close obviously from the beginning.
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did he say how concerned he is about the case trends as we're seeing them right now? >> reporter: yeah. he's worried, especially because even as cases have come down so much, now they've plateaued at a fairly high level. >> that's an ominous sign, meg that means that there's a risk of actually taking off with a surge. we've seen that in europe. europe is going through that right now. they had a peak, they came down, they plateaued and then they inched up and now they're starting to surge. >> and he said they're concerned we haven't yet seen the full impact of spring break here in the u.s. but he noted about 3 million shots are getting administered here every day so each day gets us closer to getting through this but he said we're not done. >> not quite meg tirrell, thanks so much. exactly where covid originated might be a mystery we'll never solve. that's the take away today from a world health organization report, but it's expected to be out in public tomorrow
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the associated press got an advanced copy. it found that the most likely scenario was transmission from a bat to another animal and then to a human the second scenario considered likely is directly from a bat to a human. but the report is inconclusive on whether the seafood market in wuhan, that wet market, was at the center of the outbreak one of the world health investigators told npr that wildlife farms are a potential source this study is a joint effort with china that had been delayed for months and tainted with concerns about transparency. from beijing here's cnbc's unit yoon. >> reporter: the preliminary investigation says we won't get the information we need. the w.h.o. report doesn't appear to have come to any firm conclusions about the virus's origins, even after the team spend four weeks in wuhan where the outbreak began
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the authors complained that they were not provided sufficient data by the chinese on possible covid-19 cases that predated the 2019 identification of the new virus. they argued that would give scientists a clear understanding of how the virus emerged and spread the draft report also comes close to dismissing a theory pushed by the former cdc director among others that the coronavirus originated from a wuhan lab, but more scientists have come out and said that possibility deserves further study. this investigation has been contentious from the start because the chinese government had tried to prevent it, and now it looks as though the reports, when it is released, won't put to rest the controversy over the origins of the pandemic ensuring that the issue will continue to be a point of conflict between china and the u.s. shep >> eunice yoon, thanks another woman has come forward to accuse the new york
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governor andrew cuomo of sexual harassment and today she supplies what she says is proof. plus, battling the nation's sprawling infrastructure needs, both physical and social what the president now says he plans to do about it. new york police investigating another attack on an asian person and the warning here, this video is graphic. this was taken on a manhattan bound subway train police asking for help to find this person and others they say are responsible for similar attacks. this is cnbc tonight's news continues in 60 seconds. t-mobile for business uses unconventional thinking to help you realize new possibilities. like our new work from anywhere solutions, so your teams can collaborate almost anywhere. plus customer experience that finds solutions in the moment. ...and first-class benefits, like 5g with every plan.
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family while he was touring her flood damaged home it was 2017 near rochester ville says this is a screen grab from a video the governor kissed her. the original video has been deleted. she is the tenth woman to accuse the governor of one sort of misconduct or another. she claims cuomo was acting in a highly sexual and flirtatious manner. >> he said, that's what italians do, kiss both cheeks i felt shocked and didn't know what had just happened but i knew i felt embarrassed and weird about his kissing me i felt as though he was coming on to me in my own home. >> governor cuomo previously has apologized for making inappropriate comments in the workplace but he has denied inappropriately touching anyone. president biden's big economic recovery plan expected to top $3 trillion the white house says it will be
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split into two different bills the first one focused on infrastructure, rebuilding roads, bridges, record spending on climate change and clean energy the second, to address social inequities, expanding child care and health care. he's expected to unveil details of that first bill at a speech day after tomorrow in pittsburgh cnbc's senior white house correspondent kayla tausche. why split the package into two >> reporter: shep, the white house wants its next policy proposal to have bipartisan support and expanding social programs and tax cuts will not get the bill that reinvesting in physical structures might. in addition to reupping hundreds of billions of dollars of funding for roads and waterways, the biden plan will look to build out energy efficient homes and the charging grid. and greenhouse gas reductions and solar winds. a meeting earlier this month,
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republicans said that, too, could alienate members. >> an infrastructure package has a chance to become hijacked and become a climate bill. if that's the case, we say use it as a climate agreement that you know is not going to be bipartisan and let's stick to a bipartisan agreement. >> reporter: on capitol hill an aide says senate majority leader chuck schumer was able to use the byzantine budget three more times. they're raising the number of pathways for mr. biden's agenda amid gop opposition as advisers are confronting their cost with the federal deficit on pace to top $2 trillion this year. aides up the new tax hikes that are set to offset the price tag of the infrastructure package even as top officials like pete
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buttigieg say the benefits should outweigh the costs. >> i think there's certainly no net cost there will be a net gain when you think about infrastructure, it's a classic example of the kind of investment that has a return on that investment. >> reporter: now unlike the american rescue plan, that covid relief bill that the white house and democrats pushed through earlier this year, aides say there's more room for negotiation on this bill and they'll say we'll see what will pass through congress. shep >> kayla tausche, thank you. a mardi gras push to get people vaccinated and record rainfall slams the city on a cnbc trip. tennessee, four people killed as historic flooding hits nashville. they got a record more than 7 inches of rain in two days rivers and creeks at or near their highest levels since 2010. louisiana, authorities trying to get people jazzed up about getting jabbed
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they're hosting a 24-hour vaccine festival in new orleans. the party got underway this morning. anyone 18 years and older can get the moderna shot state officials are increasing outreach after noticing a dip in the number of people getting vaccinated. illinois, a man finds a hidden piece of history while tilling his garden bob anderson discovered this bayonet from the civil war he says it may be connected to ulysses s. grant's march when he led 1,000 soldiers from illinois to the civil war battlefield. for thieves, every crisis offers an opening to game the system a global pandemic certainly fits the bill up next, a cnbc investigation of people using stolen i.d.s to get government loans, then opening investment accounts on that money. and the masters set to be held in georgia next month
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pandemic relief money. then use the same i.d.s to open online investment accounts eamon javers, steal and conceal. >> to me it looks like they're trying to money launder scammed money using my name to do that. >> reporter: the crime began last summer. someone stole his identity and got a $28,000 pandemic disaster loan from the small business administration then they opened an account and opened another account with the stock trading platform robinhood. call it steal and conceal. authorities say they're seeing more criminals commit this type of double decker fraud first they steal the money from the government programs and then they pump it into the investment accounts to hide the source of the funds and maybe even plus up their gains. ultimately they hope to turn it in hard to trace cash but authorities say the victims are left with a huge headache. >> and that's exactly what i'm trying to find out is what are
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they doing with these funds? what financial transactions are occurring under my name, under my social security number? it's been a pretty big ordeal. >> reporter: a law enforcement source tells cnbc at least four investment platforms, robinhood, t.d. ameritrade, fidelity is being targeted it's coming from the paycheck protection program and the economic injury loan disaster program. special agent in charge roy dodson won't discuss specific companies but he tells cnbc $100 million has been funneled into investment accounts. the platforms are making it harder for law enforcement to trace the funds. financial crime expert explains the massive scale of the pandemic relief funding has created a frenzy of fraud. >> i would call it the financial crime bonanza act of 2021 because it presents organized criminals, even run-of-the-mill criminals with a golden
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opportunity to rip off millions and millions of dollars, enrich themselves rather than that money going to the purposes that congress lays out. >> detective penia led the investigation into marc's case and is part of a federal antifraud task force a lot of people that are doing these frauds are younger platforms like robinhood are just easier to push money in and out. for heiberg, the worry is what other frauds could be going on in his name. >> my good name means a lot to me i've worked 31 years for the same company i have boys and a family i want their names to be intact as well. >> reporter: we reached out to all four platforms rock binhood, t.d. ameritrade and fidelity have tough protocols for verifying information. they confirm they have been working with law enforcement to
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combat an industry wide problem. etrade did not respond to our calls and emails chase where a fraudster opened an account, the bank flagged it and blocked a transfer of funds to robinhood. >> how do they get the money out of their fake identities and into the real pocket >> reporter: that's the real challenge. what law enforcement is saying is atm cards and also debit cards. the atm cards don't work as well for criminals. we got one photo which showed an actual suspect trying to get an atm withdrawal out he had a mask on, sunglasses, hoodie, the camera was still there capturing him. a debit card might be a better option for the criminals because they don't have as many cameras. >> eamon javers, thank you an asian man attacked on the subway police now investigating and asking for the public's help as other victims share their
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stories and call for change. security forces opening fire on crowds of people. children gunned down the united nations calling it an act of mass murder now president biden responds to the violence in myanmar. and the suez canal finally back open for business, but has our demand for goods become too big to manage? with tender steak and melty cheese. my sub is gonna dunk all over your sub. excuse me? my sub has bacon. choose better be better and now save when you order in the app. subway eat fresh. but not jayson's sub. we started with computers. we didn't stop at computers. we didn't stop at storage or cloud. we kept going. working with our customers to enable the kind of technology that can guide an astronaut back to safety. and help make a hospital come to you, instead of you going to it.
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i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. credited with leading new zealand through one of the most successful responses to the pandemic we look at how other women-led countries ranked and how they stack up against their male counterparts. it's the biggest push to unionize in the history of amazon today is the last day to vote and then the count begins. the world's biggest traffic jam. now ships begin moving again in the suez canal. quite a journey for the ever given the 4 football field long bow home mouth is now free they deployed tugboats to numbering it out of the way and then ships began clogging the whole route, first 100, then 200. some rerouted around africa and
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in the end threatening a full blown global crisis. one stuck ship then the memes flooded in poking fun at a picture of a little exka vador trying to dig out a huge boat hundreds of times its size night before last progress, with a little help from mother nature a full moon raised the tide. two extra tugboats joined ten others that were in on the effort and helped free the ship. the internet growing attached demanding that they put it back. this video from a live tracker showing how crews slowly straightened the boat itself that's when celebration started. >> the operators of that tugboat
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cheering >> senior marine risk manager. captain, thank you so much the ship is back en route. what's your take on what just went down? >> well, the ship is actually currently at anchor where they're assessing the condition. shepherd, with regards to what went down, we're going to have to wait for the voyage data recorder to be available for a full investigation. >> captain, container ships are in use but are they too large. >> the economy of scale for shippers didn't work for the economy of scale for the supply chain. we're already to the point where we're stretched so thin on a margin of safety and even larger ships are on the order books >> captain kinsey, do changes
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need to be made to the canal itself to make it safer for these large ships? >> well, suez, the egypt gyptia government has already done dredging and improvement it's something we have to look at obviously with what's recently occurred, we'll have to find out what the true cause and effect was to see what additional improvements should be made. >> it's what suppliers have been complaining about. does this exacerbate that? >> yes, it does. we have seen covid-related responses to a supply chain stressors. there have been closures on the west coast ports uneven distribution and something that with these vessels they're carrying cargo, they're carrying empty boxes on a back haul to redistribute the global supply of containers. with this delay we're going to
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see a lag in arrivals and then we're going to see a surge at certain ports while these vessels then show up. >> you wonder. we've talked about toilet paper here as we did a year ago because of the pandemic. you wonder what's there and what got held up that everybody's going to be missing at some point over the next few months >> well, it's not over the next few months the fascinating thing about this is that the container ships carry manufactured goods but they also carry pieces of manufactured goods micro chips right now in car production is one of the key things we're seeing a global shortage of that that's impacting everything from video games to cars. >> captain kinsey, thank you so much appreciate it. a historic vote is happening right now in alabama nearly 6,000 amazon workers at this warehouse near birmingham are deciding whether to form a union. it will be the first amazon
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worker's union in all of america. the ballots due today, counting to begin tomorrow. the outcome will not happen quickly. members of the national labor relations board have said the tally could take up to a week if amazon and the union could challenge results to delay the whole thing. the landmark vote could alter the shape of one of america's largest employers if workers vote in favor of a union, it could open the door for other amazon warehouse toss do exactly the same thing. an asian-american viciously beaten on a new york city subway nypd officials say they're still investigating whether it's a hate crime a warning now, the video we're about to show is graphic and dist disturbing local coverage from nbc 4 new york and reporter erica fifield. >> reporter: the j train beating is brutal. eventually an asian man passes out after getting punched,
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choked. >> it makes you think twice about taking the train >> reporter: the nypd's hate crimes task force reviews it working to learn when this happened, what prompted it and who this man is last seen walking off the train at the station. >> bystander intervention trainings. >> reporter: lawmakers, community activists on hand to support two women who believe attackers spit on them because they're asian. >> he just spit out to me and then fall on my face here. and i said, excuse me. then i didn't look back. >> he didn't attack anyone who could have fought back and i believe there's a reason for that. >> reporter: 16-year-old vanessa lam says she got pushed, a witness saw and helped >> if we don't speak up, people will be emboldened to do these senseless acts. >> we need good neighbors like that. >> reporter: monday they said
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they must find funding for that. especially given what happened on that j train. >> it's sad, you know. it could be one of us. it could be any of us any day tomorrow, you know >> reporter: for the news, i'm erica fifield. cnbc is taking a look at the social and economic challenges facing the asian-american communities spotlighting business owners plus conversations with experts on the history of asian-american sentiment in america anchored by melissa lee and jon fortt, a special 1 hour program wednesday night, 8 eastern, cnbc. remember that plot to kidnap the michigan governor? well, today a judge ordered three men to stand trial in that case prosecutors charged the men with providing material support for terrorist acts, being members of a gang and using a firearm during a felony, but the judge tossed a terrorism threat charge prosecutors say the suspects
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were part of the wolverine watch men militia group and that they were upset over governor gretchen whitmer's coronavirus restrictions so they allegedly came up with a plan to kidnap her from her vacation home investigators say 11 other men also pliayed a role in that plot she was not popular for her handling of covid but what about women leaders around the world new research next on how nations led by women are handling the pandemic compared to countries run by men. and the cdc extending the federal ban on evictions next, the welcome reprieve for renters that could push many of the nation's small landlords the nation's small landlords into ruinst to tell everybody on wall street the dow up. i mean it... uh-oh, sorry...
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millions of renters are freed from eviction. >> more than 10 million americans face housing insecurity and more than 5 million say they face eviction soon while the extension gives renters plenty of relief, landlords say they are struggling some mightily. here's cnbc's diane olick. >> reporter: marilyn blackburn has been a landlord in washington state for 20 years but this past year has been a nightmare. >> it's been six months with these tenants and we've lost -- i think i'm out about $12,000 so far just in rents. and, you know, they don't allow us to collect late fees either. >> blackburn is what is known as
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their own livelihoods. >> it's an estimated at $50 billion. t the. >> >> about 40% of single family rentals who are owed back rent say they have not received the necessary paperwork to file for relief that's according to the national rental home council. about 1/3 say they've had to dip into savings or take out a loan just to stay afloat and 11% of small landlords said they have already been forced to sell at least one of their properties. that's exactly what marilyn
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blackburn is getting ready to do, sell all 9 of her properties. >> it's just frustrating and i think they're going to make it worse before it gets better by changing the rules and forcing us to keep tenants longer so time to get out. >> reporter: but the trouble with landlords selling now is that in today's incredibly lean housing market, the buyers will likely be occupants. that will reduce the stock of desperately needed affordable housing already with a run on housing in the past year, the u.s. has lost more than 1/4 of a million rental homes bought by people who now live in them. shep >> it is an incredible come to minnow what, diana, are the landlords asking for what would help them >> it's really very simple they want a very strong information campaign they want renters to know that they have to file this paperwork. they'll help them do it in order to get the funds they'll get their rent paid by the government relief. the problem is so many renters
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don't know they have to do it and they're not answering their landlord's calls. >> dye than olick, thanks so much. important overseas news now. the military is murdering its own people in myanmar. peaceful protesters, doctors, children, bystanders mowed down according to an international monitor since the coup too much ld the government led by aung san suu kyi. on friday they broadcast these warnings that protessors could be shot in the head and the back if they continued to demonstrate against the coup on saturday they were. the military killed more than 125 people in 40 plus towns. many of the dead were bystanders and children this next video is graphic and concerning it's security cam footage of a man shot point blank while he was riding his motorcycle. the murder appears to observers
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unprovoked and here the funeral for a 13-year-old boy. his family tells journalists he had been playing outside when soldiers showed up, he started running and the soldiers shot him dead. this video shows the aftermath of military airstrikes that leveled burned buildings in an ethnic minority area thousands of villagers set to escape into thailand president biden weighed in just yesterday. >> it's terrible based on the reporting i've gotten, an awful lot of people have been killed totally unnecessarily. >> this morning the u.s. cut off trade with myanmar they said the slaughter shocked the conscious of the international community in a direct assault on the country's transition to democracy. reports show more than 400 have died since the military lost the election, ousted the leader and threw out the government. holy blessings at a sacred
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site as we go around the world on cnbc. israel, large groups gathering for the priestly blessing at the western wall for passover the event possible because of the government's successful vaccination campaign organizers still took precautions. you can see people divided into pods by clear plastic barriers the blessing also held over two days rather than the customary one for crowd limits. iceland, record-breaking numbers of visitors traveling to see this, a volcano that's been erupting since march 19th. >> i think it's the best experience in my life about natural habitat. you can see the earth is alive. >> you can see the earth is alive. some people grilling hot dogs on the scorching magma. so far 5,000 people have visited the volcano.
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does skosovo starting vaccinations they received 24,000 astrazeneca vaccines from the covax backed alliance he was the first to get a shot he wanted to set an example for others the rest for health care workers, elderly and those with chronic diseases as we go around the world on cnbc. researchers at a think tank in australia ranking countries on their responses to the pandemic a year in, these three are the top. bhutan, third best with about 1100 cases for every million people new zealand second with 516 cases per million and taiwan, see that, listed as the very best with just 43 cases per million. for context, the united states, 91,000 cases plus per million people and two of those top three nations, new zealand and taiwan,
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are led by women, and that led researchers at oxford to wonder whether women handled the crisis better than men. and in this -- in this women's history month cnbc's sarah harmon got some answers. >> reporter: female leaders from germany to new zealand made headlines. >> jew sin da ardern said the country has eliminated the coronavirus. >> reporter: when it comes to covid leadership, some research shows women did it better. >> we found there were less deaths in female led countries there were significantly fewer cases. >> reporter: from bolivia to bangladesh, u.k. researchers examined 20 women-led countries in the first wave of the pandemic matching them with a male-led country with a similar size, gdp and gender inequality index. tiny serbia has won praise for
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leading europe's vaccine drive the balkan nation has europe's second highest rate of inoculation, farther ahead than switzerland, france and germany. >> are women more effective leaders in times of crisis is that far to say >> i think women are usually more pragmatic, more result oriented and less egocentric and it helps in a situation where you need to make some difficult decisions and make them fast. >> reporter: in iceland where businesses are open and there's almost no community spread, prime minister's daughter has been hailed for steering the country out of the crisis. >> it's always better to have both men and women at the table. it's so important to think of the differences when you're making your decisions. >> reporter: of course, not
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every country with a female leader has fared well. >> here in germany angela merkel was widely praised during the first wave of the pandemic but now the country is struggling with a sluggish vaccine rollout and ursula has been roundly criticized for the e.u.'s botched vaccine drive. some argue that women-led countries are somehow better suited to handling the pandemic, either through geography, liberal values or the fact that they elected female leaders in the first place. >> i think it's certainly correct to say that they did a better job you can argue about why that was, but i don't think you can argue about whether women-led countries were run better or not. >> sarah harmon, munich, germany. backlash against georgia after that state passed new restrictive voting laws. the mounting pressure on sports
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texas. government officials say more than 3700 children have been in custody beyond the legal limit of 72 hours. get this, 730 have been in custody for more than ten days. there's growing backlash and calls for boycotts after republican lawmakers in georgia pass sweeping restrictions on voting big corporations and pro sports facing heat from civil rights and voting rights groups here's nbc's blayne alexander. >> reporter: shep, this new law has only been on the books for barely 96 hours. we are seeing the calls for boycotts grow increasingly louder most recently we're seeing the national black justice coalition calling on the famed master's tournament it's held every year at augusta national they're calling on it to move. they're saying professional golf should not award the removal and attack on democracy and voting process with millions of dollars that this tournament will bring into the peach state we're seeing from the major league baseball players
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association concern among players about the all-star game. some players calling on that to be moved and across social media and from very big names there are calls on boycotts from coca-cola, delta airlines and there's a question of what this means for the film industry. some are raising their voices saying that should also be looked at as well here in georgia, too certainly some big questions some advocates say, yes, the big companies have a responsibility to raise their voices and speak out against legislation that critics are calling blatant voe tore suppression. jim mcalvail put a million bucks on his hometown cougars to win the ncaa tournament. his previous wagers included 13 million on the astros in the world series but got back some more than 3 million when the
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