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that someone from a small town in arkansas would be able to make a $1.25 million deal with mark cuban? this is just the greatest. would be able to make a $1.25 million deal with mark cuban. this is just the greatest. double mutant variant. explaining the new term in our covid vocabulary i'm shepherd smith this is the news on cnbc >> it is premature to declare a victory. >> the midwest surge covid concerns on the rise doctors in michigan pinpoint the problems they confront, the risk of spread across america >> it's unfortunate. it's sad every time you turn on the news there's something like this happening. >> a navy medic shoots two people then cops gun down the medic at an army base.
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investigation at fort detrick, maryland three months since the capitol insurrection, the fbi processing massive amounts of evidence, building hundreds of cases. where they stand with the most complex investigation in doj history. paying off ransom ware criminals. meet the cyber hostage negotiator who helps companies pay up to get their data back. plus nuclear talks with iran buying a house with bitcoin and the helicopter on mars >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepherd smith. and good evening many americans appear to be done with covid, right, but covid is clearly not done with us that is the message today from health experts even as the nation's averaging now more than 3 million vaccinations every day. tonight we're covering the pandemic from all angles
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in just a moment we'll break down some common concerns and misconceptions about getting a shot then i'll speak with a doctor about a highly contagious new variant spreading quickly among children but first to the midwest where covid is ripping through communities once again in minnesota hospitalizations have nearly doubled. just since february the numbers still lower than they were back in the fall, but health officials say they're now treating patients mostly under the age of 65. in illinois average daily cases have spiked 15% over the past week alone that's from johnson & hopkins but no place is getting hit as hard right now as michigan active cases there just topped 100,000 according to state data. it's the highest level since november, right before the state partially locked down. >> people are letting their guard down people are -- you know, the state has opened up. more restaurants are open. it's warmer weather so people
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are getting outside. they're starting to mingle honestly i think there is fatigue. there is pandemic fatigue that's setting in >> we all have that. another health expert says he believes the surge has been fueled by a sort of perfect storm of loosening restricts and dangerous variants now taking hold in lancing, here's nbc news priscilla thompson >> reporter: well, shep, michigan has been leading the country in new coronavirus cases for the past several weeks and in the last 24 hours the state has reported more than 11,000 new covid cases that is the highest single-day record since this pandemic began more than a year ago and doctors here at sparrow health tell me that the majority of patients filling their hospital beds right now are not those older patients we saw early on in the pandemic, but they are people under the age of 50, those who have not yet had an opportunity to be vaccinated
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yet. now, the good news is michigan this week has expanded their vaccine eligibility to include anyone over the age of 16. and doctors and elected officials are hopeful this could help to curb some of those numbers. but many folks tell us it will get worse here before it gets better take a listen to what one doctor shared with us >> if our predictions continue to hold we will significantly exceed the people we had before. so part of this in our leadership role is to remind people of the reality of how pandemics and viruses work, which is to remind them that until we have a place where everyone has been immunized or the vast majority of us have, that we will always be vulnerable for this. >> reporter: and shep, of course with increased access to the vaccine comes the question of whether or not supply will be able to meet the demand. we know that the white house is sending an additional 60,000 doses of the vaccine to michigan
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this week, but the state still has a long way to go in getting everyone here fully vaccinated shep >> priscilla, thanks april 19th, that's president biden's brand new guidance for states to open up vaccine eligibility to all adults. the move appears to be really symbolic nbc news reports hawaii is the only state that has not yet laid out a plan for expanding access prior to the president's original goal of may 1st today the president announced america is on track to get 200 million shots in arms during his first 100 days in office, but he is warning the fight against covid is far from over >> the virus is spreading because we have too many people who see the end in sight, think we're at the finish line already. but let me be deadly earnest with you we aren't at the finish line >> this could go either way at this point the president again suggested the country could return to a sense of normalcy by july 4th if
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americans keep practicing public health measures. cnbc's meg terrell covers science and medicine for us. meg, the president says he does not want any confusion about getting a vaccine but really there's still some questions about the shot itself. >> well, shep, certainly some folks still have questions although hesitancy about getting a covid vaccine appears to be declining slightly over time the number of people saying they're going to wait and see before getting a covid shot is down from almost 40% in december to 17% in march, according to a kaiser family foundation poll. still, those set against it are mainly still feeling the same way. now, dr. fauci today emphasized they're working hard to overcome peoples hesitancy. >> to be absolutely certain our way out of this is going to be by proper implementation of
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vaccines >> and he addressed some of the main concerns noting worries range from the long-term effects of the vaccines, side effects from the shot or they could get covid from the vaccine and on that last one dr. fauci and others say that's not possible you can't get covid from the covid vaccine. the reactions after the shots, though, can be strong particularly for the second dose although typically only last a day or so. and though the question does keep coming up, do we really need both shots? health officials say, yes. unless you're getting the j&j vaccine you need two shots of pfizer or moderna's shot to be fully vaccinated all the cdc guidelines about what it's safe for vaccinated people to do only apply to those who are fully vaccinated >> and you get the second pfizer shot three weeks after the first. moderna's though is four weeks we've been hearing walgreens wasn't sticking to that plan >> yeah, a number of people have said they've struggled to make
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an appointment at walgreens for the second pfizer dose the prescribed three weeks later "the new york times" was focusing on this yesterday and walgreens now saying this week oil allow people to do that. in a statement walgreens spokesman notes the cdc indicates a window of up to 6 weeks for both the moderna and pfizer vaccines but no shorter than 3 or 4 weeks respectively so it was automatically scheduling second doses a minimum of four weeks later to ensure nobody got their second shot too early >> confusion is gone meg, thank you every state in the country has now reported at least one case of the highly contagious variant first detected in the united kingdom that's according to new data from cdc here's a look at where the variants turning up the most so far. roughly 1,600 cases detected in michigan more than 3,000 in florida the cdc director says the new
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variant is becoming the predominant covid strain in many regions all across the united states meantime some health experts warn this particular variant may infect children more easily than previous strains let's talk to dr. hasheesh jha now. how concerned are you about this rise of the u.k. variant in children especially since they won't likely be vaccinated until the fall at the earliest >> i am concerned. that b 117 u.k. variant is more contagious in everybody and kids so it makes sense we're seeing a bump of infections in children and not seeing a lot of infections in older people because we're getting them vaccinated and that really leaves young adults and kids vulnerable one of the reasons we can't tolly relax right now we've got to bring these infection numbers
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down >> i can remember early going leaving packages outside in the sun or wiping stuff down from ups and not touching -- now the cdc says forget about all that wiping stuff down, that's not a thing. why so late in telling us this >> yeah, it's late i think last april, may, it was very clear look, in the first month we didn't know -- >> wait a minute, it was clear last april or may. that's a year ago and they're just now telling us? what do they own stock in clorox seriously. >> it's incredibly frustrating i was starting to say by last april many of us in public health stopped wiping down surfaces a little wipe down is fine but let's not obsess let's not wipe down groceries. i stopped recommending people doing it i don't understand actually what took cdc so long to really be clear about this this virus is spread through the air. it's not spread through surfaces largely and we've got to focus on keeping the air clean
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>> yeah, if they wait this long to tell us that can you really blame people who don't think much of this whole situation in the first place going i don't need that mask the high and mighty is complaining what's going on with the texas rangers yesterday, you know, spreader, spreader, spreader how do we know in a few months they won't say those masks aren't necessary you know the difference but does everybody else >> i know it's frustrating that's why clear health messaging in this pandemic is so important and it's not been there. i would say the first couple of months confusing by april, may last year it was very clear this is airborne. masks are very important, good ventilation is important, outside is better than inside, surface is not a big deal. i've been repeating that message close to a year. it has been frustrating that hasn't always come out consistently from our federal officials. >> so i can touch the elevator button or open the door and not worry about it anymore >> i mean, you know, look, what
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i say to people is don't lick the elevator button. you probably shouldn't have done that before the pandemic wash your hands, keep them clean, but don't obsess. don't obsess this is not the main way this virus is predding. it's very rare it spreads that way. >> the security video of the elevator button licking was a deep fake. dr. hasheesh jha, thank you. serious news in the prosecution of the trial of derek chauvin. they're keeping the focus now on use of force today the police instructor who trained the now fired officer testified as to what he saw the day george floyd died. georgia's new restrictive voting law and the corporations now caught in the middle calls from both sides. boycott them for not speaking up soon enough or boycott them for speaking up at all and a rare look inside the world of human trafficking wait until you hear how many
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half-mile onto that base before police shot and killed him in a parking lot when he got out of his car and pulled out a gun at the heart of the derek chauvin case the whole trial, did he use excessive force with his knee on george floyd's neck? or was it appropriate under the circumstances? that's the case. the minneapolis police instructor who trained chauvin on choke holds and use of force took the stand at the now fire officer's murder trial today prosecutors showed an image of derek chauvin kneeling on george floyd's neck and the use of force trainer testified that it was nut an authorized technique and that they do not teach it to officers >> would it be appropriate and within training to hold a subject in that prone restrained position with a knee on the neck and a knee on the back for an extended period of time after the subject had stopped offering any resistance >> no, sir
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>> or has lost their pulse >> no, sir >> the prosecutors also fought in their first outside expert witness -- or brought him in a sergeant with it los angeles police department who specializes in use of force. he said chauvin's acs were excessive especially considering george floyd was accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill nbc's gabe gutierrez live outside the courthouse for us tonight. gabe >> reporter: hey there, shep, from a rainy minneapolis and you're right the prosecution has called officer after officer from the minneapolis police department, but this time late today brought in an outside expert from the lapd who said what derek chauvin did was excessive. >> mr. floyd was accused of having a counterfeit $20 bill. >> and how does that particular offense or the severity of the offense relate to the appropriateness of the force to be used against him? >> typically in a normal
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situation where you don't want someone else to counterfeit or someone who is using a counterfeit bill -- typically you wouldn't even expect to use any type of force. >> reporter: derek chauvin's defense team are continuing to insist that an angry crowd of bystanders distracted the officers and floyd died due to his drug use and underlying medical condition. but today chauvin's attorney was more aggressive during cross-examination, and he brought up a picture, a training picture of an officer placing his knee on the neck and shoulders of a suspect >> this is a specific kind of photograph that demonstrates the placement of a knee as it applies to prone handcuffing, correct? >> correct >> and ultimately if that person were to be handcuffed and circumstances dictated, the officer would be permitted to continue to hold his knee in that same position, agreed
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>> i would say yes however, we've cautioned officers that be mindful of the neck area. >> reporter: today's testimony was more technical than some of the emotional testimony we saw last week. according to a pool reporter inside the courtroom at least one of the jurors appeared to be sleeping at some point, several others yawning shep >> all right, thanks so much let's turn to david hendrikson now, cnbc contributor, building the case, david. you've referred to other witnesses as nails in the coffin for chauvin, but as far as building the case goes how effective was this police infrastructurer today for the prosecution? >> shep, i'll put it this way. you've got to know when to hold them and know when to fold them and the prosecution doesn't seem to get it. opened the prosecution up to a lot of liability, i think the defense was more aggressive on cross today than we've seen before but had they been more
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aggressive they would have put some serious dents in the state's case today >> how so? >> the prosecution we're getting are all meanderred, they're not tight and focus. you're not here to say what you have done, what my guy should have done, you're just here to say police have a plan but things don't always go according to plan, do they crowds happen, cellphones happen that interferes with the ability to provide urgent care and mackenzie literally said that who was the next witness, they just didn't pick up on it. >> the prosecution talking a lot about the fact that or their contention at least that the officer on trial here didn't give aid at least when he should have why that focus continually >> i think that's the best testimony so far it goes back to my favorite witness derek smith who said, look, as a human being i was trying to give him a second chance at life and the one good piece of testimony today from the prosecution was confirmation that chauvin knew cpr, chauvin
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could have started providing cpr. this jury has a couple of weeks before they start deliberating and people will remember that. when your motto is protect and serve, you have to do it, right? three months to the day since the capitol insurrection the justice department working to build a prosecute hundreds of cases. next, the challenges presented by the amount of evidence alone. and 22 women have now filed suit against nfl quarterback desean watson alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior tonight one of his accusers speaks publicly for the first time
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the officer killed in that attack on friday on the capitol will lie in honor at the rotunda on tuesday, 13th officer william evans an 18-year veteran and father of two killed when a man rammed his car into a barrier at the capitol check point. his family says billy was the best father, son, brother and friend anyone could ever hope for. his death has left a gaping void in our lives that will never be filled billy evans was just 41. it's been three months now since the capitol riots on january 6th. hundreds have been arrested, but prosecution is moving along at a glacial pace, and the reason they tell us it's the department of justice's largest and most complex investigation ever that's according to a court filing and just look at these numbers
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80,000 witness interviews, 210,000 tips more than 15,000 hours of surveillance and video footage more than 900 search warrants, one in almost every state. and prosecutors say the mountain of information to go through would just continue to grow. former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney arthur iodol s with us now. arthur, the doj working on more than 400 separate cases all at the same time. how much does the sheer number of cases complicate all of this for prosecutors? >> well, it complications it a lot, shep, because there are evidentiary rules and they have to turn over discovery in a certain period of time there is 70 days from when you're arrested to when you're supposed to go to trial. most of the time like the vast majority of the time the defense waives that period of time to work out a resolution. but, you know, shep, in this particular case the department of justice brought this problem on themselves because they
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didn't need to arrest the people who they could see just did minor trespassing. they should have arrested the people who are responsible for killing five individuals they should have arrested the people immediately who destroyed property, but they arrested a lot of people who are mere trespassers. and shepherd, those cases are going to wind up being disposed of with probably a federal misdemeanor trespassing plea and with probation or time served. so they created their own problem, and now they're asking the judges to extend the 70-day term which the judges will do to a point. and the judges have already said this but they're not going to give them too much time to keep dragging this on and on. >> you know, we keep hearing a lot of these ecases are going to plead down to misdemeanors and all these big promises we got from the justice department in the very beginning may not bear fruit. i mean, is it that they're pleading down or they arrested a bunch of people who were just standing around outside and
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never went in. we hear hundreds went in >> they arrested a lot of people who went in but even the people went in -- >> wait, you go into the capitol while they're doing work and disrupt the work of the people and that's a misdemean snr. >> well, it's a trespass but it's not a jail case on the flip side of the coin the last i looked there's still 55 people who are incarcerated right now on bail that they were not either able to raise bail or the judges didn't give any bail whatsoever so there are a lot of people i mean 55 people is a lot of people >> but it's not all of them, arthur wait a minute, the capitol is closed they're trying to move forward with the transition, and everyone who goes in there while it's closed and you're not allowed in there isn't eligible for incarceration? so you can just go break into the capitol and you get like a traffic ticket >> there are certain federal laws, shepherd, where the punishment is much less than a
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coverable state law. and this would be one of them. even disrupting congress does not have any kind of serious sentence the ones that they're looking at is conspiracy. there have been i believe 26 people charged with conspiracy they're facing a maximum of five years in prison. those are the serious cases, and those are the people who they're still being held without bail. >> the ones threatening to kill the vice president, i wonder what's going to happen to them arthur, good to see you. thank you. companies in georgia are getting it from both sides for supporting and for not supporting the state's new voting law and with a boycott set to start tomorrow we'll hear what voters think about that tactic. and the nicest house on the block chain. how more people are using crypto currency to shake-up the real estate market. for you. switch today and get 2 lines of unlimited and 2 free smartphones. plus you'll now get netflix on us.
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tool that allows companies to self-identify as such. you'll see a small symbol with the phrase asian-owned on the profile. and kim kardashian west is officially a billionaire the queen of social media made forbes' anble list for the very first time she's estimated to be worth $1 billion thanks to her make-up line and her shapewear company plus cash from reality tv and all those endorsement deals. on wall street the dow down 97, s&p down 4, nasdaq down 7. i'm shepherd smith on cnbc it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news tens of thousands of catholic nuns putting their lives on the line to rescue people from human trafficking. now for the first time our cameras follow their dangerous journey. and religious leaders plan
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to boycott big business over their stand against georgia's new voting law we'll get the response from georgia companies to the voting law not satisfying either side of the aisle from the left civil rights leaders accusing businesses of not speaking up enough bishop reginald jackson saying they did not speak out publicly or take a public position on the bill before it passed, and they're threatening boycotts of coke, delta, ups and others starting tomorrow. from the right, former president trump shaming corporations for taking a stand in the first place. telling republicans, boycott all the woke companies those include coke, delta and ups. just like the other side krb's seema modi on the top story at the bottom of the hour covering the dueling boycotts. the whole country talking about georgia's voting law what are you hearing from the actual voters there? >> reporter: shep, here in atlanta we found mixed opinions
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but many expressing a sense of frustration saying the new law does restrict voting >> it's been very discouraging you know, i mean especially after we did all we did with the past elections and everything like that. >> i think it's awful. i think it's a black eye for the state. i think that the only reason they did it was to get people not to vote. it's specific in terms of who it's trying to disenfranchise. i just don't understand why america doesn't want everybody voting >> to be honest it really sounds like it's really like another set of jim crow -- not to be like trying to be like that, but to limit the peoples voice i don't think that's right >> reporter: others were in favor of this law, shep, or said that boycotts do not work. meantime democrats here in georgia including both senators say boycotts will hurt georgia's economy that is still reeling from the effect of the pandemic. this as civil rights leaders, activists and politicians are
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asking for a national boycott of companies that are taking a stand against georgia's voting law. that boycott set to go into effect tomorrow. meantime you have republican opposition growing for companies taking a stand that's only growing louder senate minority leader mitch mcconnell weighing innen the issue today saying companies should not intervene in politics >> you know, republicans drink coca-cola, too, and we fly and we like baseball taking a position on a highly incendiary issue like this and punishing a community or a state because you don't like a particular law that passed, i just think it's stupid >> reporter: so an unprecedented sense of urgency and passion you're feeling from georgians right now. and companies like coca-cola getting caught in the middle >> of course the controversy over that voting law led major league baseball to pull its
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all-star game out of atlanta and today we learned mlb's new site for the midsummer classic denver for the first time since 1998. it will be played at coors field, home of the colorado rockies. commissioner rob manfred said the league opposes restrictions to the ballot box. the georgia governor brian kemp, slammed the mlb decision to move the game calling it an attack on his state. the all-star game set for july 13th the first woman to sue the nfl quarterback deshaun watson alleging sexual misconduct is speaking publicly now and for the first time ashley solese is a massage therapist. she said deshaun watson exposed himself and touched her inappropriately last year during a session at her home. since the alleged incident she says she's suffered panic attacks, anxiety and depression. 22 women are now suing deshaun watson for similar allegations
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solis is the first to go public. >> i know a lot of you are probably wondering who i was or if i even existed. i was afraid i'm not afraid anymore, and i do exist. >> deshaun watson denied all of the allegations against him. his lawyer says the lawsuits were brought after the quarterback refused what he called baseless settlement demands. the attorney representing the women says that two of them have spoken to police in a letter sent yesterday to season ticket holders the owners of the houston texans pledged to cooperate fully with the police and the nfl. the u.s. is one step closer to returning to iran's nuclear deal or at least talking about it after iran and the five major countries still part of the 2015 accord all met today in vienna
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t the leader of iran's delegation telling state tv there the meeting was constructive the state department calls it a first step toward diplomacy. north korea announcing it will not participate in the tokyo summer olympics. according to the website run by the country's sports ministry. the decision was made to protect north korean athletes from covid. pyeongyang maintains it has no virus cases at all experts say this is unlikely th the announcement makes north korea the first country to skip the games because of the pandemic then there's the 2022 winter olympics in beijing, and the united states is now considering joining a boycott of those today the state department announced it's talking to allies about the possibility of pulling out of the big event it would be the first u.s. olympics boycott since moskow
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back in 1980 no decision has been made, put the biden administration is calling out china's human rights abuses against the muslim uyguirs. the bitcoin bonanza keeps growing, and for the first time ever the value of the crypto market topped $3 trillion. i should say $2 trillion, still a lot but 2. and just this year bitcoin has rallied nearly 100%. the reason, more companies are accepting the digital currency as a form of payment you can now buy just about anything from a starbucks coffee to a tesla paying with bit coin is still not very common but that's one reason real estate is starting to get in on the crypto action buying a house with bitcoin? >> reporter: this manhattan beach california home recently sold for bitcoin, one of a
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growing number of mostly high end properties now being listed and purchased in crypto currency >> i would say we're just at the beginning. >> we met real estate agent and crypto expert tony three years ago when he listed this massive malibu home for sale in bitcoin. it ended up selling for dollars but that was then. >> what's happened since that last it's become more popular where people are asking more often how do i go about buying a home using bitcoin or crypto currency as the form of currency for buying real estate >> reporter: which is why his company now has acrypto management division designed to help agents and consumers through the process. and he shared some advice with us first, you'll need to find a real estate agent who knows how to work with bitcoin, someone who's already facilitated a transaction. if you're a buyer or a seller paid off properties with no mortgage make the transaction much easier.
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you'll also need a crypto real estate attorney, someone who specializes in the paperwork and liability aspects. and finally you'll need a third party escrow, that is a bitcoin mover who can both transfer and hold the token paul decided to list his troy new york home for both bitcoin and dollars. >> i just put it up in january as a bitcoin listing, and then a few days later i did have an offer in u.s. dollars, so that was pending. so i did not see what bitcoin could offer. >> reporter: and that may be the biggest issue for bitcoin in today's ultracompetitive real estate market. demand is so high that sellers are likely to get multiple offers in dollars before bitcoin ever enters the picture. that said on the ultra high end where competition is less and international buyers play, a listing in bitcoin will garner
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more attention and more buzz about the property and could ultimately lead to a faster sale shep >> is that a dogwood or cherry blossoms >> reporter: weeping cherry blossoms >> that will help sell, diana, every time thank you so much. inside the dark world of cyber crime now. companies held for ransom for millions of dollars. up next hear from a negotiator whose job it is to try to hammer out a deal between the good guys and the criminals. and anger over security guards closing the door on an asian-american woman being attacked in new york tonight new information on what happened next and the action the building owners just took.
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okay picture this okay, picture this you're a hostage negotiator. you're dealing with a very bad guy in a high stakes situation but instead of trying to rescue a person, you're trying to recover a company's data
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that's exactly what's happening in the shadowy world of ransomware pay outs. last year hackers extorted a record $370 million in crypto currency alone so how do these negotiations work cnbc's eamon javers spoke with a negotiator >> they're dealing directly with them and when companies are hit with ransomware that's a kind of cyber attack that locks up their computers until the companies makes a pay off. theb they call mark's company to help them haggle with the hackers. he told me he's overseen the payment of hundreds of millions of dollars from companies to criminals. >> most of us never thought we would get into a situation where we would be negotiating for essentially the life of a company. >> reporter: now the first thing his team does is try to secure
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the company's systems and then figure out if they can get things back up and running if they can't, that means they've got to talk to the bad guys even though the fbi advises companies not to send money to criminals. once the money does change hands companies can get their data back within as lilt little as 24 hours. different industry groups are paying wildly diverging ransoms. health care pays $140,000 on average. finance pays $210,000, but look at this. the average ransom in the tech, engineering and telecom space is over $1 million. and once they the companies pay off the hackers almost never walk out on a deal because they want the next victims to pay up, too. >> do we have any idea who these criminals are? >> reporter: in many cases the western authorities know the exact name of the hackers but they can't get to them because they're in countries like russia where they're protected by their
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governments there. take a look at this video released by british law enforcement. this shows an alleged member of a russian cyber gang showing off an expensive lamborghini in a parking garage it's allegedly been involved in ransomware for years and then take a look at this one. this is video of evil corp members allegedly doing doughnuts and obstructing traffic in downtown moskow in a very expensive audi r8 sports car. here's a video of an alleged hacker riding and crashing a scooter inside a cafe that the group uses as a hang out so, shep, it is clear that at least some money from american corporations is going straight to these guys or criminal gang centers who are very much like them. >> the doughnut looked like fun. thank you. 40 million people around the world are bought and sold. people as part of the human trafficking trade.
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deep inside this world a group of catholic nuns determined to end it all armed with nothing but their faith and conviction nbc's cynthia mcfadden gives us a rare inside look at their lives. >> every day we had had to have a quoteo, how much money we have to make and if we don't we'll stand out there until we get it. >> reporter: leslie king knows this stretch of grand rapids, michigan, well she worked here for nearly 20 years. >> every time i got into one of those cars it was a 50/50 chance i was going to die sometimes i can't believe it's me i tell people to look at my eyes there's nothing there. they're empty. i'm slowly sliding into darkness >> reporter: a slide that began when she was just a child, abused by a cousin, tricked into pr prostitution by an older man when she was only 15 >> and told me if i run, if i tell the police they were going to kill my mother. i tried to commit suicide.
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i didn't know any other way out. there was no hope. there was no hope whatsoever >> reporter: how she made it out alive is nothing short of a miracle and some might say one of the catholic church's best kept secrets >> this is very invisible work >> reporter: since before the pandemic we've been on a journey from grand rapids, michigan, to the slums of india all the way to the vatican to lift the veil on a little known group, tens of thousands of religious sisters in 92 countries who have dedicated themselves to ending human trafficking and other forms of modern day slavery. >> human trafficking is buying and selling of human beings. usually women and young girls and sometimes children >> reporter: where the first journalists and sisters have allowed us to document their
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work >> human trafficking is everywhere if you live in small town iowa and there's a highway going through town, it's everywhere. airports, train depots, bus depots, take your pick >> this is a mighty grubby business that you and the other sisters who are involved in. it's not who i think you think right away nuns going to be involve in the fight against sex trafficking. >> i think people are surprised. if you want people to understand the urgency of the problem you can't be tiptoeing around it >> reporter: sister jean has been a sister of mercy for over 50 years >> mercy has also been described as the locomotives wrapped in velvet >> 60,000 religious sisters involved >> it's amazing. you look at them and you know that you are one with them >> reporter: their work takes many forms at a train station in northern india just before the pandemic sister rose and her team are
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racing to help a young girl she fears is about to fall for an old trick. >> and they just find somebody who invites them with a promise of a job and in the process they may be sold to someone else she'll get into trouble because they just met on the way >> reporter: sister rose warns the man but he scoffs at her >> i know i'm a simple nun, a small one. i can do very little not even a drop in the ocean >> reporter: but her efforts and those of the other sisters are being noticed at the highest level of the vatican before the pandemic we were invited to join hundreds of sisters with a meeting with pope francis himself who urged these women to keep fighting >> reporte the work can be dangerous.
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this sister takes us through some of her neighborhood's hold brothels which the sisters helped shutter just a few years ago this was home to a booming sex trade. >> and we were assaulted by a man over there >> reporter: she shows us where a man threw her to the ground. >> were you dressed like this? and he assaulted you >> yes >> reporter: just then she sees the man again. he's listening from only a few feet away. >> i don't get frightened. >> reporter: she went over to him. asked him how he was and weather she'd see him in church on sunday >> that is a woman of faith. faith and courage and forgiveness. tough, really, really tough. >> oh, yeah, they're very tough. >> reporter: which brings us back to leslie king.
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20 years ago she was rescued from these streets by a group of sisters. >> they would die for somebody if they had to they weren't afraid. you've got pumps from every city out there and they didn't care okay, here we go >> reporter: she's trying to pay it forward back on these same streets with her own organization assisting other women looking for a way out. >> when you get tired call me, ma'am, so i can come get you >> reporter: inspired by the sisters who saved her and tens of thousands of others around the world. >> they didn't give up on me no matter what i did. they're a very brave bunch >> reporter: for the news, i'm cynthia mcfadden >> incredible work 40 million people sold around the world. well, too door men have been fired happened today for not immediately helping an asian woman attacked on a manhattan
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sidewalk this is the surveillance video of the brutal assault. happened on the 29th of march, broad daylight, middle of the city the victim a 65-year-old philippina on her way to church. you see one of it doormen shuts the door as the woman lay on the ground, the other standing by watching along with the delivery man. the broadsky organization which owns the building released a statement today saying the doorman did help the victim but only after the attacker left they say they fired them for not foll following emergency and safety protocols. the union weighing in saying the doormen plan to file a grievance but that process could take weeks or even months could history repeat itself in california? a recall election for governor new newmsome and now word another celebrity could be eyeing a move to the mansion and nasa sent it hundreds of millions of miles to mars.
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>> kaitlyn jenner running for governor of california well, axios reports she's talking with political consultants in exploring a run, a big change from back in february when jenner said she's not interested that was from a statement released by -- at the time by her manager.
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right now governor gavin newsom faces a recall election launched by republicans who were angry over his handing of the pandemic so if the reality tv star and mother or, you know, parent of all the k kids throws her hat in the ring history could repeat itself in 2003 voters recalled governor gray davis and replaced him with arnold the baylor bears bringing their national championship trophy home to texas today, celebrating the dismantling of mighty ganzaga, perfect season dreams dashed. the bears held the zags at just 70 points, a season low for the bull dogs after the nation's best 91 a game average jared butler and the head coach got drew on the "today" show this morning butler said he still hadn't gone to bed and was riding the wave coach drew said he fired up the team promising them a "today" show interview if they won it. so promise kept like the pledge
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he made 18 years ago to bring a win to waco. as for cbs its promises to advertisers the game blow out and all down 14% from the 2019 game but the womens final, a buzzer beater, the most watched in seven years. one 4-inch drop for a mini helicopter, one giant leap for a martian exploration. the 4-pound helicopter that traveled to mars strapped to the belly of the rover perseverance now sits alone on a martian surface. it dropped the 4 inches from the rover to the dirt and has survived its first night in the open where the temperatures can drop to as low as minus 130 degrees. perseverance was moved so the chopper could begin charging its solar batteries before its first flight attempt on sunday here's a low res look at the first image the copter took. you can see the rover's wheels at the top of the shot there
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the helicopter's sole mission, conduct test flights in the very thin martian atmosphere. 45 seconds left on a race to the finish president biden says all american adults should be eligible for a covid vaccine by april 19th that's nearly two weeks earlier than his original deadline for states to open up eligibility. investigators say a navy medic shot and wounded two of his fellow sailors and then managed to drive onto a military base in frederick, maryland, before police gunned him down. and tomorrow faith leaders and opponents of georgia's new voting law are set to begin their boycott of big companies in the state including coca-cola and delta airline. and now you know the news. on this tuesday, april 6, 2021 i'm shepherd smith follow us on twitter and instagram won't you at the news on cnbc. ♪ hey hey hey. ♪ goodbye.
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