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i love you so much and will love you forever. that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. [music playing] tonight in depth the push to change how people vote across america. what it means and why it's happening. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> the georgia election law. democrats call it the new jim crow republicans claim it tweaks a broken system. >> there was nothing remotely involved in suppressing the vote >> tonight, cutting through the messaging and breaking down what's really in play. as kentucky today becomes the lone red state to expand voting rights
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the impact of covid on the rule and brain more than a third of covid survivors diagnosed with neurological or mental disorders. investigators reveal the cause of tiger woods' crash. >> it's unsafe for the conditions and 22 women accuse him of inappropriate behavior and how thoo pay for the wht house rescue plan. and giant lizard slithers in 7/eleven live, from cnbc. the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." >> and good evening. tonight, something a little different and important for our democracy. we are about to spend considerable time cutting through the noise. it can be deafening, and distracting. all the noise around the georgia-voting law, is at the center of this political moment. mlb pulled the all-star game activist groups put pressure on
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big companies to take a stand. now, it's building against the masters' golf tournament we are live in atlanta with that, coming up. democrats claim republicans are trying to make it harder to vote for groups that vote democrat. republicans claim they are trying to ensure the integrity of the vote, and that business should stay out of politics. mitch mcconnell says it's stupid president biden says it's modern-day jim crow. that's the noise our job is to look for the signal in other words, what's this really all about here are the facts today's fight is rooted in georgia's 2018-governor's race brian kemp was the republican secretary of state, back then. in charge of the election. he beat the democrat, stacey abrams, to become governor by the slimmest margin in nearly-half-a-century. abrams cried foul, saying kemp had removed georgians from the rolls at the time. the election decided by fewer than 55,000 votes. >> under the watch of the now-former secretary of state,
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democracy failed georgia georgians of every-political party, every race, every region, again. >> two years later, the 2020 election states across the country began amending their voting laws expanding access to mail-in ballots because of the pandemic but georgia didn't have to even before covid, every georgian could request an absentee ballot, with no excuse. georgia did, however, set up drop boxes for absentee ballots for the first time in state history. more people could vote, more easily days after votes were cast, president trump refused to concede defeat he claimed, rigged election, which it wasn't. and honed in on georgia, accusing the republican governor and the state-election chief, of voter fraud. he leveled false charges, that thousands of dead people voted that there were hundreds of thousands of forged signatures none of it, true. >> there is no way we lost georgia. there's no way that was a rigged election
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but we are still fighting it and you will see what's going to happen. >> well, what happened was, two senate run-off races democrats won them both. georgia flipped and republicans went to work state legislators, majority republican, rewrote the election laws there was no-widespread fraud. republicans admitted the election was perfectly fair. yet, they claim they needed to restore confidence in the state's elections. a confidence that the republican president eroded the big lie led to the new law they wrote a solution for a problem that even the state's top republican election official, admitted, at the time, does not exist. >> working as an engineer throughout my life, i live by the motto that numbers don't lie. as secretary of state, i believe that the numbers that we have presented today are correct. >> so what is the new law mean for voters in georgia? fewer days to request a mail-in
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ballot and even fewer to return it. and drop boxes exist, but barely republicans counter that voters now have more time to vote early, with an extra weekend of in-person early voting being added to the election calendar but the overall effect is it's harder for people of color, the disenfranchised, and underrepresented, to vote. and the majority of those traditionally vote democrat. plus, under this new legislation, the republican-controlle legislature can intervene in, and have more influence over, the 159 counties that administer the elections. none of the noise changes those facts. and this sort of thing is happening in states all across our democracy. as part of a strategy. but back to the noise of the moment and the pressure both sides are applying in georgia. think the masters might pull out of augusta the day before it all begins
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or that masters viewers might, in huge numbers, refuse to watch because of all the noise we'll know soon enough seema mody in atlanta with what is happening right now in the push and pull of politics en route to the '22 midterms. >> reporter: augusta chairman speaking out for the first time on georgia's voting law but declined to say whether the institution he represents is for or against the law >> i believe, as does everyone in our organization, that the right to vote is fundamental in our democratic society no one should be disadvantaged in exercising that right >> reporter: lawmakers, including state representative, marvin lim, strongly believe the augusta national golf club, which has long faced criticism over demographics, should break from history of not weighing in on issues and take a stand. >> i personally think the masters and the pga should pull out of georgia listen the pga already pulled out of a tour championship at a trump club because of the january 6th
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insurrection the same voting-fraud narrative a falsehood that led to that insurrection, is what motivated sb 202. >> reporter: according to a yougov pol from late march, americans narrowly oppose laws that make it harder to vote, 44 to 39% residents in atlanta are split on what the masters should do. >> the all-star game, the masters? i don't care what -- what sports event. i don't think they should pull out. >> everything that i know about the masters. they don't really get bullied by anybody. so i think it's kind of like a red herring of sorts to expect them to do anything about this >> reporter: and a boycott that was set to go into effect today, targeting some of the biggest companies here in atlanta, has now been postponed a prominent-religious leader, bishop jackson, here in georgia says the ceo and chairman of coca-cola, james quincy, reached out to set up a meeting with him and other corporate leaders. that meeting, now set for next week
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shep. >> thanks. while the georgia boycott may be on hold, restrictive election laws are not this is the strategy across the nation 47 states considering a change to voting laws to make it harder, or make it take longer, to do your duty and vote and the trend is accelerating. state lawmakers have introduced 361 restrictive bills as of two weeks ago. that's 108 more than in february, according to the brennen center for justice texas advancing a bill to limit voting by mail tighten early-voting hours, and ban mobile or drive-through voting arizona advancing seven restrictive bills making it harder to vote by mail, and easier to remove voters from early voting lists in new hampshire, ten restrictive bills are moving forward. banning registration on election day. targeting student voters by banning college i.d. cards as valid identification florida focusing on absentee balloting. by banning ballot-drop boxes and limiting ballot delivery and much of the strategy is attacking local election
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officials. after they resisted pressure to change the voting results last year the most-secure election in history according to president trump's own officials. a missouri bill, for example, would strip funding from local officials if they don't purge voters, who the secretary of state asks them to remove. and, as 538 reported, the four states where the greatest number of voting-restrictions bills have been filed, georgia, arizona, michigan, and pennsylvania, were some of the closest states in last year's presidential election. it's a strategy. later this hour, we will dive into the outlier, that is, kentucky the first, red state to expand voting laws. covid watch, first nationwide, just five states reported nearly half of all new cases, over the past week. the hot spots include new york, new jersey, pennsylvania,
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florida, and michigan. that's from johns hopkins. the clusters putting even more pressure on the biden administration to consider changing how it distributes the vaccines earlier today, i spoke with the press secretary, jen psaki, about what the white house plans to do to try to slow the surges in those five states >> we are taking two approaches here the first is we are continuing to increase our vaccine supply to states across the country over just the last-three weeks, we have sent almost 90 million, excuse me, doses, out to states across the country we also know that one size does not fit all. and in these states, where we have seen upticks, we are taking targeted approaches. we're working closely with the government in each of these states we're deciding how we can get vaccines to different communities that need it more. >> one of those communities that needs help right now is wayne county which includes detroit. cases there are rising and health officials say, they are working to get shots into
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arms, as quickly as humanly possible nbc's priscilla thompson live outside a vaccination site at ford field priscilla? >> shep, state officials are saying vaccinating young people is now crucial to their plan in curving those covid spikes and that is because of the data that is coming out among that group, specifically. among children under the age of 10, the average-covid cases have risen by 230% since mid-february and the second-highest spike was seen among the group, ages 10 to 19 years old seeing a 227% increase so very concerning numbers and consider this. 40% of all of the outbreaks, the clusters, that this state is seeing, are coming from schools and youth sports now, i spoke to a number of parents today who came to get their teens vaccinated, as soon
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as they were eligible. take a listen to what one mom shared with me >> knowing that my son is going to go after spring break, back into a school environment where probably a lot of people have been traveling it is concerning it is very scary to think about our kids, our most-valuable asset, are not protected at this point. >> and even as vaccine eligibility is expanding in this state, health professionals are still working to shore up those disparities. and break down those barriers to access to give you an example, here at ford field, the mass-vaccination site set up by the federal government, in partnership with the state. while the city of detroit is nearly-80% black, only 9.5% of the vaccines that have been distributed here have gone into the arms of black patients, shep so, still a lot of work to be done here, as the state works to expand their vaccine eligibility. shep. >> priscilla, thank you. president biden says america
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needs to take bold action in addressing the nation's infrastructure needs but republicans say, the $2 trillion plan funds too many projects that have absolutely nothing to do with infrastructure next, is there room for compromise tiger doesn't remember there were no eyewitnesses tonight, the black-box data helps reveal the cause of the crash that injured tiger woods and the virus kept us home in droves, surrounded by all our stuff. and more stuff and more stuff later, this news hour, how pandemic purging and organizing became ginormous business. >> the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith, back in 60 seconds
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today, president biden is pushing back against republican critics who claim his $2 trillion infrastructure plan is full of things that are not infrastructure >> the idea of infrastructure
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has always evolved to meet the aspirations of the american people and their needs and it's evolving again today. but to automatically say that the only thing that's infrastructure is a highway, a bridge, or whatever, that's just not rational. >> well, gop lawmakers have criticized parts of the president's infrastructure proposal including fundable -- funding for affordable housing, childcare, and home care infrastructure today, senate-minority leader, mitch mcconnell, doubled down on his opposition to the president's plan calling it a trojan horse. >> there's broad-bipartisan support for tackling the infrastructure issue but it depends on what your definition is. i think infrastructure is roads, is bridges, it's broadbandt bey of, thrown e but beyond that, they've sort but beyond that, they've sort of thrown everything but the
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kitchen sink into it. >> president biden argued that a major infrastructure package, with investments in research and development, is crucial to compete with china and prevent america from falling further behind cnbc's senior white house correspondent, kayla tausche now. kayla. >> reporter: shep, the world infrastructure was trending on twitter for most of the day. as parties toyed with just how loosely the word could be defined. according to democrats, paid leave is infrastructure. housing is infrastructure. and care work is infrastructure because it enables all other work republicans replied the keystone xl was infrastructure, as is election integrity and tongue-in-cheek, mypillow, is infrastructure, too and a very real debate about what is reasonable to include in the white house's plan if it's being branded as such. by our counting, just about half of the $2 trillion price tag comprises projects normally funded by congress under infrastructure programs. plus, broadband, power grids, and water pipes. other items, like rehabbing
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schools and housing facilities, and strengthening supply chains, do involve some construction but they are nontraditional. and the largest line item? elder care is the one that requires the most imagination. and today, another obstacle for the american jobs plan economists at penn wharton suggest there is no long-term return on investment, and that the package decreases economic growth in each of the next-three decades. president biden for his part said the size and scope are up for negotiation. but there will be a package. >> we'll be open to good ideas, and good faith negotiations. but here's what we won't be open to we will not be open to doing nothing. inaction, simply, is not an option >> in that same speech, president biden said he would have been willing to compromise on stimulus if the republican offer wasn't so small. it's easy to see recent history potentially repeating itself
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shep. >> kayla, thanks president biden expected to announce new-executive actions on guns tomorrow the administration is reportedly been considering requiring background checks on so-called ghost guns ones, that are made with parts purchased online, that are nearly impossible to trace earlier, i asked the president's press secretary about his plans orders, the president is scheduled to unveil a series of executive orders tomorrow to help curb gun violence first, can you give us a preview? and, second, is there any sense that he is giving up now on comprehensive-gun reform through congress >> absolutely not. he looks at this he has been a lifelong advocate for common-sense gun safety measures he fought to put the brady bill -- make the brady bill law, increased background checks. he led the effort to put he led the effort to put nearly two dozen executive actions in place during the obama-biden administration so what he is going to be
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announcing tomorrow are steps he can take as president of the united states, some in partnership with department of justice, to put in place executive actions, provide additional guidance for states looking to put in place their own laws but he is also simultaneously going to continue to work with leaders in congress on moving forward the two background bill -- background-check bills that are moving their way -- moving their way through the house. to push for an assault weapons ban, to put that in place. and work through legislation. and work through that's the only way we'll have permanent change and reforms >> so there you have it. that announcement tomorrow you can see my full interview with the press secretary at, including how the administration plans to solve the migrant surge at the southern border. what's in a name well, a lot if it's a controversial one these days and that's why san diego decided to rename dozens of its schools. coming up. why the school board is having second thoughts. plus, anxiety, depression, and insomnia
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the head of its atomic energy agency claims on state-run tv that iran's stockpile of enriched uranium has moved its nuclear program closer to weapons-grade levels the remarks one day after e u.s., back, into the 2015 nuclear deal officials from five world powers began a new effort to bring the u.s. back into the 2015 nuclear deal president trump pulled out of deal in 2018 and imposed harsh sanctions. iran responded by ramping up uranium enrichment and violating restrictions in the deal brazil new data shows poverty has tripled in 2021. and nearly 17 million brazilians are dragged into poverty during the first quarter of this year alone. the reason an aid program that gave to bras poor expired at the end of las almost $60 billion to brazil's poor expired at the end of last year now, all the people it helped are feeling the brutal financial impact of covid. researchers estimate almost 13% of brazil's population, some 27
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million people, are now living below the poverty line of $44 a month. nepal. mt. everest open for business after being closed for a year due to covid the country relies heavily on tourism. everest with the world's highes attractions. visitors will have a attractions. visitors will have a one week quarantine requirement and need a certificate showing a negative-covid test. two years ago, tourism brought in more than $2 billion. and employed a million people. and that's our trip around the world on cnbc. for months, european nations have gone back and forth, between touting astrazeneca's vaccine and halting that vaccine's rollout. the reason some people, who received the shot, reported getting serious blood clots. today, those concerns came more sharply into focus the european union's drug regulator reports it found a possible link between the astrazeneca shot and a rare but
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potentially deadly blood clot. the health agency reaffirms that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks but, health officials in the uk are now recommending that people, under the age of 30 get any shot, but astrazeneca. keep in mind, the fda has, yet, to approve the company's vaccine for use in the united states so, nobody here gets it.t could but, the possible side effect could have serious implications, both in terms of the vaccine's use around the world and vaccine hesitancy, overall new data suggests roughly one-third of covid patients develop a neurological or mental health disorder these patients received o a rect study published by the journal mental health diagnoses within six months of getting infected that's according to a recent study published by the journal lancet here are the most common problems 17% of patients suffer from anxiety. 14%, with mood disorders 7% say they abuse substances
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and 5% report having insomnia. in all, 13% of these patients say it was their first recorded neurological or mental health diagnosis. let's turn to dr. sue varma. she is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at nyu langone medical center doctor, thank you. how concerned are you about the long-term impact of covid on all of our mental health >> i'm very concerned, because prior to this, we were talking about the mental health fallout just from the loss and the grief and the economic impact. and now, we are going to add to that neuropsychiatric symptoms as you mentioned, anything from anxiety, depression, but also, headaches, tingling, numbness, weakness, fatigue. and what we call brain fog where a lot of people are saying i am having memory deficits i go into one room and i forget what it is i came for. i can't remember the names or executive impairment executive functioning impairment so i am very concerned about these symptoms. >> we know many people get covid without ever developing common symptoms, at all
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it seems possible that, some people battling mental health problems could have had covid, and had no idea they had covid is this something doctors are seeing more often? >> yes, you know, some of the patients that actually came to me, only now in retrospect, are we putting it together that, perhaps, they might have had symptoms of covid that flew under the radar. that were not noticeable that didn't cause any functional impairment and get this the first presenting symptom of having had covid was anxiety or depression and we are only recognizing this now. and what's concerning to me is that although what -- there -- the more serious symptoms are rare things, like blood clots, dementia, strokes. these are very concerning, even though they are rare and some people are saying even psychotic symptoms so having paranoid delusions of people coming after them. or people presenting with psychiatric symptoms for the very first time in their life, in their -- in their 40s who are, otherwise, very high functioning or didn't have any psychiatric problems. >> doctor, can't thank you enough
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clear out their clutter. and your trash, becoming someone else's money pit. kentucky's governor signing a new law, expanding voting rights one with buy-in from both sides of the aisle how'd that happen? and the special agent who led a minnesota state investigation into the death of george floyd takes the stand and a short clip of police body-cam video took center stage, in that murder trial today. specifically, what did george floyd say, as derek chauvin's knee pressed into his neck it's quick, it's a bit garbled it is hard to make out but the defense claims, you can hear floyd say, i ate too many drugs. carefully, listen, for yourself.
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defense that it sounded to him like floyd said, i ate too many drugs. but then -- then, he changed his mind, when the prosecution played a longer version. >> having heard it in context, are you able to tell what mr. floyd is saying there? >> yes, i believe mr. floyd was saying, i ain't do no drugs. >> the defense has been trying to make the case that drugs played a role in george floyd's death. nbc's gabe gutierrez live outside the courthouse gabe. >> hey there, shep yeah, the defense is raising more questions about george floyd's drug use it's, also, raising questions about that crowd of bystanders that the defense says may have distracted chauvin now, chauvin's defense attorney in his most aggressive cross-examination yet, questioned an lapd sergeant. an outside use-of-force expert who called chauvin's actions excessive.
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>> a reasonable officer could perceive the words that people are saying, and the tone that it is being said in, as a threat or a risk to the officers' safety, agreed >> a risk? possibly but officers are typically trained that when it comes to verbal threats. >> now, that lapd sergeant said that chauvin's 866 hours of training should have prepared him to deal with that crowd. 86w which included a 9-year-old girl today, the attorney for floyd's family was having none of it. >> even i was surprised that he has the audacity to say, oh, it's the crowd's fault these angry people which i think is a suggestive way of trying to say, these angry black people it's just asinine. >> testimony continues tomorrow, shep we're expecting to hear from more medical experts
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shep. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you david henderson now. civil-rights attorney, former prosecutor, cnbc contributor david, you never know, in a courtroom, what little bit is going to strike a chord for the jury and the defense is, clearly, hoping that that six seconds will make an impact on this -- on this group. what do you think? >> you know, i hate this testimony, shep. because it's offensive i think it is irrelevant and the judge should have shut it down at the same time, it does work, especially with conservative jurors they don't like drug use and even though we are quibbling over exactly what was said on the video. the main point is, it's more talk about george floyd using drugs. it's just a question about exactly how much he used. >> there's a method to the way they are calling witnesses here. the prosecution. there is an order. and i wonder what you think of it >> you know, shep, i thought the order was good, up to a point. but i second guessed that with the professional witness that we had today. the use-of-force expert,
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because, due to no fault of his own, he answered questions like a professional witness polite to the point concise. but that's why the defense was able to gain ground with him so, i think it would have been better to call him before the police chief that way, the police chief can come back and put a polite face on what the state's ultimate position in the case is. >> david, you have been criticizing the prosecution throughout this trial for having too many lawyers at the table. today, they had four of them what -- what is the message there? >> shep, it's not just that they had four lawyers they had four lawyers and one of the most memorable lawyers, jerry blackwell, wasn't one of the four which means they have at least five and the message is, as we have talked about before, you are creating a david-and-goliath theme, where you're goliath. generally speaking, when you have large trial teams, the rule is never more than two lawyers at counsel table never, ever, ever, ever. you don't want to look like you are teaming up on someone and that's the message that is being communicated to the jury.
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>> you said, repeatedly, you think that this case is heading toward prosecution did today change anything? anything stand out today >> nothing really stood out today. it's hard to know what the jurors made of the testimony, overall. at the end of the day, if you are a racist juror, if you are conservative and don't like drug use, then the way the testimony came out today, in a dog-whistle fashion, it does appeal to you but the bottom line is this, shep we are not going to have a johnny cochran personality come out of this case the lawyers being driven almost exclusively by the witnesses and facts and ultimately the state's case is stronger. >> and the state thinks that they will wrap up likely sometime maybe end of the week or monday. david, thanks so much. some time maybe the end of the week or monday david, thanks so much. kentucky signed into law today legislation that would make it easier for people to vote bucking the trend of the rest of the country. becoming the only republican majority state to do so. >> when much of the country has
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put in more restrictive laws, kentucky legislators, kentucky leaders, were able to come together to stand up for democracy. and to expand the opportunity for people to vote. >> a democratic governor in a deep red state, working out a compromise in the name of democracy. nbc news jane timm, now, jane, what are the highlights of this new law in the bluegrass state >> good evening, shep. now, this bill makes a lot of pandemic election reforms permanent. so that means three days of early voting drop boxes a portal where voters can request their absentee ballots and a cure process so if you make a mistake on that absentee ballot, you can fix it before it is thrown out and not counted. now, there is something in this -- there's something for everyone, in this bill there is, also, ballot integrity measures like, ballot collection rules, that regulate who else can handle your ballot
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now, republicans did very well in kentucky in 2020 with pandemic-related expansions. so, while democrats, also, like expansions like this because they think it'll help turn out more voters of color what you are seeing is two parties that agree it might be good for their interests to let more people vote and to modernize the process. >> huh you know, many republicans elsewhere have been saying that some of these new, restrictive bills are not restrictive. because they are similar to laws in new york, new jersey, and for that matter, colorado. but how do they compare? >> you know, we have seen a lot of republicans, who are pointing to blue states and -- and saying that there's, you know, not enough early voting that's a pretty key complaint they have had. but we've -- a lot of experts tell me that what matters is where the states are trending, not where they've been in the past shep. >> jane timm, thank you. st. louis breaks the political glass ceiling on a cnbc trip, coast to coast. missouri
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tishaura jones now the first black woman elected mayor of st. louis. jones won the general election, yesterday, beating out cara spencer with more than 51% of the vote she's been the city's treasurer for eight years. her campaign focused primarily on curbing a spike in homicides across st. louis she's set to be sworn in april 20th california 44 schools in san francisco named after historically i should say, after historic figures, will not be renamed, after all. school board officials voted yesterday to suspend the controversial plan earlier this year, they moved to rename the schools because they paid tribute to people with what they say is a controversial past some of them include washington, lincoln, and jefferson parents immediately came out against the whole idea the school board says it wants to avoid frivolous litigation. texas. video shows a fast food employee, leap through a
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drive-thru window and attack a customer look at this happened last month in the dallas suburb of red oak the victim says he tried to redeem a coupon. words were exchanged and the next thing you know, the employee reaches into the victim's car and starts wailing on him no arrests but the victim says he was injured and will be suing. major brands are now publicly distancing themselves from nfl quarterback deshaun watson after allegations of sexual misconduct. today, nike suspended its endorsement deal with the quarterback. in a statement, the company in a statement, the company said it is deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and that it will closely monitor the situation. hours later, the headphones company, beats by dre terminated its partnership with deshaun watson 22 women are suing the quarterback for alleged sexual misconduct one of them spoke publicly yesterday and for the first time ashley solis is a massage therapist. she says deshaun watson exposed himself and touched her inappropriately, last year,
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during a session at her home watson has denied all of the allegations against him. his lawyer says the lawsuits were brought after the quarterback refused, what he called, baseless settlement demands. cnbc sports business reporter jabari young now deshaun watson stands to lose a lot of money here. >> evening, shep yes, he does you know, listen, may not be a lot of money for top tier athletes but, you know, according to "forbes," you know, back in september, 2020, he made about 8 million in endorsements last season, last year in 2020, alone. so you have to figure that was going to line up again for 2021. and not even to mention that you know, he still has an extension that is going to kick in, in 2022 season so depending on his status, he may miss out on that type of money as well. not even to mention, hey, does he even play in the season should these allegations follow him into the year. so he is definitely on target of losing a substantial amount of money.
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but again, just allegations and you got to see how it plays out. but certainly, not looking good for him right now. >> yeah, he has denied them. jabari, in your article today, you compared watson's situation to two nfl greats. big ben roethlisberger and michael vick both players face legal troubles but their sponsors reacted very differently. does race play a factor? >> you know, shep, i think you have to ask the question, will race play a factor in this particular situation you go back in 2009 and '10 when ben roethlisberger, you know, he was not charged in the allegations. sponsors did stick with him. nike dick's sporting goods. they stuck with him. i was looking at an article we wrote on cnbc years ago, about how dick's was going to stick with him and nike was going to let the legal system play out. does that happen for deshaun watson as well nike suspended their relationship, not terminated, like beats by dre. but does that play out the same way? because again, even though he is facing more allegations, you know, it doesn't matter.
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one, two, ten, any type of allegation that involves sexual misconduct, sexual assault, is serious. and you know, obviously, brands don't want to be put in those spotlight. but will they let the process play out and give him the due diligence and time will tell. >> jabari, thank you and as the masters gets under way, tiger obviously won't be there home, recovering from the crash that severely injured his right leg. next, investigators today reveal the cause of the wreck and covid changed so much, so quickly and some of that early shock was about basic things that became tough to get tonight, how the radical shift in how we live is causing a run on america's vegetable
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company may be forced to move its ships out of u.s. waters if the cdc doesn't erase covid restrictions they haven't sailed in more than a year officials at the cdc say cruises could resume by mid-summer, but with restrictions. tom brady launching an nft company this spring called autograph. cnn reports a rep for the buccaneers' quarterback tells them, the platform will bring together the biggest names in pop culture. besides digital collectibles, autograph is also set to have live auctions, physical product drops, and in-person experiences. and one of the few copies of the comic book that introduced superman to the world just sold for a record price action comics number one went for three and a quarter mill "action comics" number one went for three and a quarter million dollars in a private sale. it sold for 10 cents when released back in 1938. inflation, you know? on wall street, the dow up 16
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s&p, up 6. but the nasdaq, down 9 excuse me. tiger woods, flying on the winding -- was flying on the winding hillside road when he crashed his suv back in february and seriously hurt his leg today, officials say the speed was the main factor. 84-to-87 miles an hour in a 45 zone that's what the cops say the black box from the car revealed, according to investigators no sign he braked at all in fact, they say he may have accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, before he crashed. officials also say there was no proof tiger was distracted or impaired. >> there was no odor of alcohol. there were no open containers in the vehicle. and there were no narcotics or any evidence of medication in the vehicle or on his person. >> tiger, said to be recovering at home in florida doctors say multiple fractures
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to his lower right leg tiger responding that he will continue to focus on recovery and family and he thanks everyone for the overwhelming support and encouragement, as he put it. tiger's -- all that he's received during this difficult time here, at cnbc. first, in business, worldwide. they cover all sorts of short squeezes, right? gamestop amc. silver you name it. but here on the news, we have the real short squeeze covered it's ketchup and in that great shortage of 2021, with takeout booming, ketchup has become the condiment that -- in currency for restaurants. according to one estimate, costs for individual little packets of ketchup are up 13% since last year following every move of the condiment crisis, here is cnbc's kate rogers. >> reporter: the ketchup the new clorox wipes demand for the condiment at home, restaurants, and to go is on the rise. people are even bidding for packets on ebay. industry leader heinz says demand was greater than supply
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over the course of the pandemic. it's ramped up production to make 25% more product. that's 12 billion ketchup packets a year the company's also added 40 new jobs and fast tracked some covid-safe innovations, like no-touch dispensers, ready in just four months debuting last fall but some restaurants are already feeling the squeeze. when the pandemic hit, texas roadhouse shifted its business model from in-store dining to takeout and delivery as consumers order out more and begin dining on-site, again, the company says it's running low on ketchup. >> when we first started having shortages, it was like how can we -- what can we do and so, you know, our operators were having to run out to costco or sam's clubs and buy and that's just not sustainable. >> reporter: the company has just over 600 locations and used nearly 55 million ounces of ketchup in 2020. it partners with heinz but will start to test french's ketchup
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and its own-private label, in stores. >> we just really kind of put in this position. it's not what we wanted to do but once we realized we have to do it, we've gone all-guns blazing. >> reporter: but there's not an industry-wide shortage, says golden state foods, which produces and distributes ketchup and other condiments in the quick-service and fast-food space. there's been a dramatic lift quick service and fast food space. there's been a dramatic lift in business but the company said it anticipated demand and planned ahead. >> we chose to take a little bit more of an adventurous approach to covid and to be ready to serve our customers when the business came back and the market opened back up again and today, we're living through the -- the advantages of that choice. >> texas roadhouse said he's even seen people pick up the packets off the table at business lunch meetings to take them home. normally, those would be tossed away after a meal. people really love their ketchup but, shep, no comment from the mustard industry. >> all right thanks, so much. at least the weather's warming, right?
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flowers are blooming in many parts of the country, spring is in the air normally, that means spring cleaning, right? but with so many of us cooped up indoors over the past year, it seems the dust has mostly been busted so we are moving on from covid cleaning to pandemic purging throw it away. here's cnbc's andrea day >> reporter: less is more. less clutter for people like florida retirees, missy and tom kester. >> those items today were young man's treasures that i am getting too old to use and the covid's preventing any kind of yard sale. >> reporter: and 50% more business, according to college hunks. a moving company that hauled away 200-tons of junk last year. >> people are in their homes they're coming face to face with their stuff and realizing they want to clear out more space >> reporter: and it's not just pandemic purging americans are gung ho to organize inside and out. >> you know, it's always been something that's been on the
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back burner. >> reporter: in nebraska, john southwick finally got the shelves he wanted to straighten out the garage. >> so we are seeing people kind of invest in their own space by adding an efficient-storage solution >> reporter: lev rack, a direct-to-consumer storage company says its revenue doubled at the end of 2020 due in part to its increased popularity among residential customers. others, like amanda, are seeking professional help. >> belts >> reporter: she hired a firm that specializes in organizing. >> when it came down to thinking of unpacking those bags, it kind of gave me a headache. >> reporter: she and her husband moved in october working from home ever since. >> they could easily just pull everything out of boxes and kind of shove it away but they wanted their space set up right. >> the first few months of the year have been the busiest she's ever been. say
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business is expected to quadruple, in 2021. >> we were blown jamie and phillip hord say business is expected to quadruple in 2021. >> we were blown away with the number of deposits and number of new bookings >> all right, shep and they have three times more jobs than they've ever had before and they're working to hire even more people. and get this it takes 300 hours, shep, to train each, new employee now, that means learning how to sort and fold clothing that could take weeks to perfect. like they say, organization is the key to success shep. >> then, i'm failing thank you, andrea day. why did the giant lizard go to the grocery store well, it scared the hell out of customers in thailand. this 6-foot shopper's great escape to satisfy a craving, next and teenagers. the up-and-coming generation, the future of our nation we look at the issues on which they're focused. and where they're spending their money. and why they're taking it back, way back
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>> you might want to dust off those baggy jeans, after all, shep i mean, this survey that's done by piper sandler, done twice a year for decades now and this one really took me back to when i felt like i was all that and a bag of chips. so talking about the '90s, it's about baggy jeans, ripped jeans, mom jeans. remember, '90s grunge? yep, flannel, that's hot again crop tops, too that sort of harkens back to the baby tees of the '90s. for shoes, jordans are hot, but so are birkenstocks and dock martins, as well hair trends, so '90s we are talking curtain bangs, middle parts, curly hair perms, for males, and butterfly clips. >> i don't know a lot of teenagers. what are they into right now >> well, you know, i have surveyed a couple, myself. like, the two that live next door nike is still number one when it
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comes to both males and females to shoes and clothes for a decade running, now. lulu lemon and louis vuitton are hot for females. when they are hungry, teens are heading to chick-fil-a they are always on their phones, right? so they are spending the most time on instagram. but snapchat is the favorite social media platform. just edging out tiktok and when it comes to top celebrities, in order, they stand for kevin hart, harry stiles, followed by his ex, taylor swift and, that is a across between stalker and fan. >> yeah, that one, i knew. but this louis vuitton for teenagers. that's just wrong. courtney, thank you. >> little aspirational there are a few things you don't want to find in the grocery, right they are out of what you need. you don't want to find your ex or a lizard bigger than you are. which is exactly what happened
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yesterday to customers at a 7/eleven in bangkok, which we are now apparently calling a grocery store, which i don't understand a six-foot water monitor making its way all around the shelves look at this yeah. clean up on aisle six. the second largest lizard on the planet, after the komodo dragon. people in the store, reportedly, hid behind the counter reptile handlers eventually arrived and got that thing out of there i would have sent, like, phil lebeau or something. i think he could have handled it and now, you know the news for this wednesday, at long last, a springtime wednesday, in glorious new jersey. april 7th, 2021. i'm shepard smith. thanks for having us in. we're back tomorrow, same time, on cnbc. ♪♪ ♪ when the road feels endless ♪ ♪ don't know where your strength is ♪ ♪ it's been so long ♪
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