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day in office. the focus on his early accomplish emps. >> plus new covid restrictions in oregon. >> girl scout cookies delivered by drone >> mourning the death of an "apollo 11" astronaut. good evening the calls to release body cam vine the killing of andrew brown jr. have not been answered for seven straight days the community has peacefully demanded to see it now they must wait at least a month longer that was the ruling today from a judge in north carolina who denied a media request to release videos from last week's shooting in elizabeth city deputies shot brown in his car while executing a drug related search warrant on his home the why said releasing the body
cam footage right now could jeopardize the investigation the district attorney is disputing the family's account of what they say they saw in a 20 second clip of body cam video. the d.a. says deputies opened fire after brown hit them with his car. >> officers are positioned around the car the next movement of the car is forward. it is in the direction of law enforcement. and makes contact with law enforcement. it is then and only then you hear shots >> that's a new version. the family's lawyers have claimed the cops started shooting at brown almost immediately as they ran up to his vehicle. and they insist brown was trying to drive away to escape the hail of bullets >> i heard statements being made where he might have hit the deputies he might have did that well, show us the video.
show us the video. show us the tape show the tape. if that's your position. >> brown's family did win a small victory in court the judge ruled brown's son and attorney will be able to see all of the videos within ten days with the identities of the deputies faces and id the at thes blurred meghan fitzgerald on our top story in elizabeth city, north carolina meghan >> reporter: the brown family is calling this a partial victory they can see the vine ten days as for the public they have to wait long per the judge saying he'll revisit this matter when the investigation is complete in about 30 to 45 days. that's not good enough for protesters who have taken to the reads now for the seventh day in a row calling for the release of this video demonstrations remaining largely peaceful with a handful of folks arrested last night for violating the 8:00 p.m. curfew one of the attorneys, ben crump issuing a statement saying he's disappointed by the judge's
ruling he said just look at the murder of george floyd. if the world had not seen that clear and disturbing footage there might not have been an outcome of accountability for those officers we refuse to be discouraged the. the family commissioned that independent autopsy which found that there was a single bullet to the back of andrew brown's skull that killed him. they call it an accusation the attorney for the deputies is saying that his clients had a right to shoot >> the officers are very distraught over what happened. they feel for family of andrew brown. but as was described to you, we believe that the shooting was justified. >> reporter: now that curfew is back in place tonight from 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> david henderson now civil rights attorney, form are prosecutor, cnbc contributor the judge said releasing the
videos could jeopardize the investigation. we have two stories. one from the deputies lawyer and one from the family who have seen a 20 second clip. do you think that this could get in the way of investigation? >> i think the bigger picture here is that i think as the saying goes for every action there's an equal opposite action we just had a historic verdict it's natural for law enforcement to get some push back which is what we're shearing. what i find most helpful is the fact that the sheriff's office is in favor of the video being released and no one would understand how it would impact the investigation better than the sheriff's office >> couldn't the sheriff's office weigh in on this for the judge >> i think they weighed in as much as they can what's helpful to keep in context this has become a hot potato and no one wants to be left holding it, including the judge. >> the judge deciding to
disclose the video at some point to the family but not just release them that adds a lot more rules and restrictions to the viewing of them >> it did, but also an act of common decency being killed is not the same as dying and i say that because how we lose our loved ones goes a long way towards how we're able to process those losses and the family deserves the closure that's necessary to be able to bury mr. brown and move on even though they understand that this case will continue so letting the family see the video was the right move i also think letting the family's lawyers see it with them is the right move just withheld for a broader investigation. >> were you prosecuting this came case, is there an advantage in keeping the video out of the the public eye >> the advantage of keeping the video out of the public eye is that you have more control over what gets said or not. i don't think it matters in
terms of what actually is going to go on inside the courtroom. it matters in terms of your ability to maintain your relationship with law enforcement, especially if you're sympathetic to that your point of view. >> many people will see this as just another delay >> i think that's a fair point i think that's exactly what this is i don't he see any harm in letting the public see the video and making sure there's transparencies and start earning pack the public's trust in policing >> the justice department announcing hate crime charges in the death of arbery. two people charged, travis mcmichael and his father one count each of interference with civil rights and attempted kidnapping also charged with using, carrying and brandishing a firearm. a third man who also joined the chase was also charged today
a lawyer for mcmichael said they thought arbery was a burglary suspect. the men are right now in jail on state murder charges all have pleaded not guilty. >> today the feds came knocking on rudy giuliani's door. fbi agents executing search warrants at giuliani's apartment and law office in manhattan seizing his computers and electronics. a source close to giuliani tells us the feds were at the apartment about 45 minutes escorted up by the building's doorman. giuliani also turned over two laptops, two cell phones and two ipads he claimed were not working. it's a clear sign that the former president's personal attorney could be in serious legal jeopardy and that federal investigators are ramping up their probe of giuliani's dealings with ukraine. giuliani's attorney released a statement a short time ago denying his client did anything wrong. he writes in part mr. giuliani
respects the law and he can demonstrate that his conduct as a lawyer and a citizen was legal and ethical. >> this investigation has been going on since 2019. the there's a reason for this delay, right >> yeah. i mean some of this is just investigative work, but you're correct that there appears to have been a power struggle of going on within the justice department and prosecutors in new york and folks in washington, the justice department under the trump administration about how aggressively to go after giuliani you know they filed a case back in 2019 against two close associates of giuliani, a criminal case. and this certainly took a very long time to drop this shoe. >> some are already charged with campaign finance violation others sanctioned by the u.s.
treasury here they are all of rudy's men. what are the feds looking at exactly? >> well, we know that with those two men they are looking at these examine and fraud issues the initial indictment in this case in 2019 suggested that this whole chemotherapy had something to do with trying to influence the u.s. government, trying to cause the firing of the u.s. ambassador to you ukraine and is an effort he was deeply involved in along with two folks who were charged. we think prosecutors are exploring that there might be exposure whether giuliani was acting as an agent of a foreign government or on behalf of foreign businessmen in an attempt to influence the u.s. government if he was doing that he's supposed to register >> we heard the former president, we heard him say on this matter of ukraine speak to
rudy giuliani. he's my guy on this. does this investigation open up the former president to any pot? >> the way it will come up is if there are charges against mr. gull his defense is going to be that he was doing these things at the request of the president of the united states and that, therefore, it wasn't really an effort to influence the u.s. government. this was sort of informal activity on behalf of the u.s. government and, therefore, there's no way giuliani is criminally liable for it that's the direction i expect him to go if charges are filed >> the feds targeted another lawyer who is part of all this or that's the allegation victoria toensing and her husband was not mentioned here it looks as if they normally try to get somebody to sing. you wonder if that process is
under way. >> surely they have been trying to get cooperation from and statements out of the people who are already charged. we should note that victoria toensing, her law firm said she was told she's not a target of this investigation kind of i wanting we haven't heard that from mr. giuliani's lawyer that he got that kind of assurance. >> thanks so much. appreciate it. in little less than two hours the president will make his first address to a joint session of congress. tonight his message to the nation a crackdown on menthol cigarettes the fda eyes at nationwide ban that activists say is decades overdue. the benefits and consequences from the move. and a knife wielding man in custody now after he attacked children and teachers in a children and teachers in a kindergarten
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>> america is on the move again. setback the into strength. that's a message the white house says we'll hear tonight from biden as he delivers his first address to a joint session of congress the white house says the president will tout his accomplishments and pitch the policies he believes can help the country move forward but the address will look a lot different this year because of covid. normally about 1600 people attend the event tonight only around 200 expected in the house chamber and everyone will be required to maverick up. the address will also make history in another way this is kind of what you usually see men behind the president at the daiz but tonight two women will take their place, vice president harris and nancy pelosi. we're told the president will make specific note of that
moment eamon javers covering the speech for us tonight our washington correspondent now. what more should we expect from the president tonight? >> reporter: the house chamber may look nearly empty tonight but biden's speech will be crammed full of policies, plans and spending proposals we can expect him to take a victory lap of sorts on the pandemic response including blowing past that goal of millions of shots in arms and relief checks that have been delivered. we expect him to focus on racial justice and to deliver on the promise he made in a phone call to the family of george floyd after the murder conviction of former police officer derek chauvin that he would push for passage of the george floyd justice in policing act which includes bans on chokeholds and racial profiling the keystone of the speech is his america family's plan, including plans for universal pre-school and free community college. it also includes spending on child care, paid family leave,
teacher training and nutrition for kids biden would increase taxes on the wealthy. among those it would raise the capital gains rate for households making more than $1 million and the plan would boost funding for the irs so the taxing agency can go after the $175 billion that the white house says wealthy families owe in taxes on hidden income. the president told tv anchors today that the stakes couldn't be any higher. he said if we go four more years like we had in the last four, i really honest to god believe we're in real jeopardy as a nation one more thing there's not going to be a designated survivor tonight because cabinet members won't be in the chamber physically in this work from home era. we're all designated survivors now. >> senator tim scott giving the republican response. a big night for him. >> reporter: a big night and a big opportunity. i think he'll have a throat say
on police reform as the senate's only black republican. he's a leading voice there expect him to make the broader republican critique of the biden era generally this is big government on an epic scale. senator scott is seen as a rising star in the party who may be a candidate for president himself down the line so we'll watch how he delivers this one >> eamon javers see you throughout the evening the president's address set to expect at 9:00 p.m. eastern. then live coverage of the address, gop response and analysis of the night. we hope you'll stay with us throughout c the nbc the fda could move to ban menthol cigarettes as early as tomorrow experts tell nbc news it's a process years in the making. health advocates and anti-tobacco groups argue a ban is long overdue and would significantly benefit african-americans. roughly 85% of black smokers use
menthol cigarettes according to an advocacy group. with the big picture here's meg terrell. >> menthol makes the poison go down easier. >> reporter: the minty flavor of menthol cigarettes make them a gateway into smoke >> if you have a product that kills your customers you need new ones to stay in business >> reporter: the ban on menthol in cigarettes is a victory the industry has targeted the black community for decades. >> making menthols cheaper, more price die counted in black communities. strategic partnerships with black organizations. the school jazz festival really a variety of ways to really focus on transforming it. >> reporter: the cdc notes it's been a successful effort particularly among younger people it says more than seven out of ten african-american kids between 12 and 17 who smoke use menthols health advocates say a menthol
ban has been a long time coming. when barack obama signed the tobacco control act into law in 2009 it banned flavors like strawberry and vanilla from cigarettes to make them less attractive to kids but left out menthol. a citizen petition filed in 2013 called for a ban fda commissioner scott gottlieb in 2018 sought to enact one. >> once we touched men thoshlgs once we sought to ban menthol that's when the opposition that we faced really started to get whipped up particularly at the white house. >> reporter: now any potential ban is still expected to take years to implement the tobacco companies tell us a menthol ban would have unintended consequences including quota disproportion nature impact on populations but menthol cigarettes have had that disproportionate impact.
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voted to convict derek chauvin for murdering george floyd brandon mitchell says nothing going on outside the courtroom influenced the jury's decision to find the information minneapolis cop guilty on all charges in george floyd's death. >> we just felt it had to do with no pressure this was a decision we came to and what the jury system is there for. >> he says for him the most compelling witness on the stand was this man, dr. martin tobin he testified that chauvin's knee on floyd's neck and back contributed to the shallow breathing that led to floyd's death. >> the way he broke everything down but kept it scientific, that was kind of the point where i was okay, i don't know, i don't know how the defense comes back from this >> chauvin will now be sentenced on friday june 25th, one week later than previously scheduled.
new york city will no longer prosecute people for prostitution the new policy does not apply to people who manage or patronize sex workers. but in a statement the manhattan district attorney wrote that criminally prosecuting prostitution does not make the city safer and too often achieves the opposite result the d.a. dismissed 6,000 prose prostitution related cases similar changes are happening across the country san francisco, seattle, philadelphia and baltimore they've all cutback on prostitution enforcement on what that means for sex workers, here's cnbc's contessa brewer >> reporter: prostitutes getting pinched by police, prosecuted for applying their trade advocates are fighting to end america's prohibition on prostitution >> there's no disagreement that i'm aware of that people in
prostitution primarily women should never be criminally prosecuted >> reporter: zola agrees she teaches at a college in manhattan and works in the sex industry >> ideal with bondage, m maschoism. where she sees sex work as an economic opportunity others see exploitation >> the term itself sex work is a little bit problematic it really just sanitizes what's going on here, which is the commercial pilotation of women's body >> reporter: she's hoping for a crackdown on sex traffickers and others >> pumps and johns have long escaped. >> our patrons will push us further underground. there's a difference between adult consensual sex work and a sex crime and i think that,
unfortunately, people constantly are conflating the two >> reporter: she's pushing for full decriminalization of the industry right now it's only legal in nevada in brothels in a couple of counties. in 2018 when we visited the bunny ranch, critics put the question of legality on the ballot >> this is really modern-day slavery that illegal sex trade and legal sex trade are linked we know that wherever a jurisdiction legalizes prostitution, that the incidents of illegal sex trafficking skyrocket. >> reporter: the late dennis hoff self-described pimp argue his four brothels had a $10 million impact on the economy. and ruby told me her be job as an independent contractor gave her financial independence >> i get as much or as little vacation time as i want. i can take care of my own health insurance. >> reporter: their argument
succeeded. the referendum failed. now tulsi gabbard, vice president harris and elizabeth warren are speaking on prostitution >> i generally am of the view that people have dominion over their own bodies >> reporter: zola says legalization makes sex work safer. other advocates say the goal isn't making the industry safer but ending that trade all together >> thanks. kentucky derby is back this weekend at an event known as much for the fashion as the race itself will the masks match the hats at churchill downs? >> and he was one-third of one of the most famous trios in history. saying good by to "apollo 11" astraut chonmiael collins as we
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designed to keep athletes safe, plus new questions over where they will stay kentucky derby this weekend. they are preparing but can they deliver. the demand for food, drinks and supplies that companies haven't seen in months and biden prepares to address a joint session of congress that speech now about 90 minutes away the president expected to pitch a pair of ambitious spending and tax packages and also expected to call on lawmakers to pass his immigration bill larry, good to see you what does the president need to accomplish tonight >> he needs to keep the ball rolling because it's been rolling pretty fast and pretty well since he took office. you know, his proposals are enormous compared to recent presidents and yet there's general support for them they have been very careful about picking popular items and i think the public generally has had good reaction to joe biden particularly in contrast to the
previous president >> is there anything he can do to bring over some on the other side to any of thinks proposals and if so what >> he can hypnotize them that's a possibility honestly, that's the only thing i can think of we live in a very polarized time if for some reason he has to compromise, for example if on any given day, you know, the senate could change control if one of the democrat senators leave office and there's a point of replacement in a the governor is republican he might have to compromise eventually if something like that happened he's making hay while the sun shines >> this speech will look and sound different than any of us have ever seen do you think that will hurt the president's ability to make a big impact here or not really? >> i doubt it. you know, i'm going to be surprised if people don't like
this format because you're not going to have the monkeys on both side jumping up and cheering and sitting down and booing i don't know that they add very much they are distracted and most people are turned off by it. the other thing is i don't know if people would watch if it were regular. one thing that biden is benefiting from is people feel free to skip his events because they don't expect him to end the world. that wasn't true a few months ago. not for him but for the previous president. >> of course tonight the sell is not really to members of the other side of the aisle it's to viewers on the other side of the television what the president wants to do is have people buy in because normally politicians used to follow what their people wanted. >> that's absolutely right and to this point, democrats have given biden well over 90% support and he's getting about
60% or so of the independents. now with republicans he's lucky to hit 20% but that doesn't matter because of the alignment right now in both houses of congress where democrats have tiny majorities >> taxes it sounds like on the capital gains tax there's room to work, the white house has said it's open to negotiations is there a place where the two can meet in the middle and could tonight's tone pave the road for that >> i think biden in all his years in washington, beginning in 1973, has recognized that you never negotiate with yourself. and so he's been careful not to indicate personally that he's willing to lower his proposal on capital gains. it's clear he will because he wants to bring joe manchin along the senator from west virginia >> he has a lot of power there >> we'll see you through the night. thanks so much covid watch now.
200,000 deaths since the pandemic began but health experts say the nation's actual death toll is likely much higher india reporting more than 361,000 new cases in the past 24 hours alone, a new global record according to johns hopkins the covid surge barreling through one state after another. people are suffocating because hospital's oxygen supplies have run out. we go to delhi for more. >> reporter: this is a key for air in the world's biggest democracy, the hunt for oxygen is getting more urgent the man on the right says they are not filling up the cylinders completely lives are at stake and every extra breath of oxygen counts right now. a young man is pleading. brother, my grandmother is on her death bed and the hospital sent me.
please fill mine he's lucky he pushed his way to the top of a very long queue all businesses with oxygen supplies have been told to give them over for medical use now. >> how ill is she? >> she may die in the hospital hospital needs oxygen. >> you're taking this to the hospital >> yes >> reporter: these cylinders are the lifeline for many indians. >> how long will it take you to get to the hospital >> one hour and 15 minutes >> reporter: across the city, there's another line, but the shop hasn't gotten its oxygen delivery and some people have been waiting since 3:00 in the morning. they are still here eight hours
later. india is under lockdown now but part of the criticism is that they lifted it far too early and there were crowds of people all gathering at political rallies indians are now dependent on cylinders partly because several governments have restricted oxygen manufacturing here in the capital to just small scale industries they spent only around 2% of the country's gdp or income on the health industry. charities have had to step in to provide oxygen for very sick people who can't get it elsewhere. it's all on a very small scale but for some it's vital. she's been under this tree for two days cared for by her son obviously struggling the family wanted us to show this they want their own government and others to see what's happening here for the news i'm alex crawford
>> covid cases are falling across much of the united states but in oregon they are spiking and now the governor announcing new restrictions as hospitalizations surge oregon wide the governor designated these 15 counties as extreme risk and imposed new limits on restaurants, businesses and gatherings portland, salem and eugene among the cities impacted. restrictions start on friday and are set to last at least a week. health experts say several factors could be driving the surge including more con"today" gibb -- contagious variants. >> governor cuomo's office hiding nursing home deaths went longer than thought. the paper report top aides in governor cuomo's office hid the real death toll for five months. even going out of their way to block their own health officials from revealing the actual
number the "times" report a scientific paper which includes the nursing home data was never published. one of cuomo's top aides completed an audit but wasn't released until months later. state health officials directed two letters to lawmakers but never sent all of this allegedly happening while the governor sought a $4 million book deal about his leadership during the pandemic now his handling of the pandemic is under investigation the governor denied any wrongdoing and a lawyer said the actions had nothing to do with the book and only wanted to make sure they were reporting accurate numbers. the most exciting two minutes in sports back this weekend. the kentucky derby late saturday afternoon and fans will thereabout to cheer for the fir time since the pandemic. there are covid restrictions, of course churchill downs expected to host 45,000 people far fewer than the usual 165,000.
guests will have their temperatures checked, masks required and to cut time on spending in line, reserved seats for the race will be all inclusive. meaning guests can have all the food and all the drinks they want you got to wonder if they know what they are getting themselves into here. we go live to churchill downs. organizers admit they are concerned. >> reporter: you know some definite concern about meeting all demand we know they will get to their best kentucky derby clothes and the mood to have a good time it literally takes tons of food, gallons of bourbon and a few dozen phone calls to provide the food and drink you mentioned reduced capacity there's a reduced menu largely due to covid supply chains, another factor with so many restaurants operating at limited capacity in the past year many food wholesalers weren't ready for a grocery list like this one
the derby turning to food manufacturers to get 7,000 pounds of short ribs, 20,000 pounds of chicken. 100,000 individual desserts. enough bourbon than may be conservative to make three mint juleps per person. >> still a lot of supply line challenges getting this amount of food when the country and a lot of restaurants have been closed for so long and then we're really the first people ramping up. >> reporter: so remember this is a race and a party all wrapped up in one and normally it takes about 5,000 workers here at churchill down the consecutive chef says that was actually scaled down this year only about 2,000 there's 42 chefs instead of 65 it was really a struggle to find experienced sommeliers cooks, concession workers, dishwashers and to add the challenge, another third of the people here will be sitting on
newfoundland seats and using cash and having a different menu and different way to pay you can expect the same old party here at the racetrack. >> three mint juleps per person. we'll see how that goes. the west coast preparing for wildfire season as experts warn the danger is getting worse. but for more than just the flames, the research over what's in the air that everyone from first responders to people miles away are breathing the a man with a knife attacks a kindergarten in china. the latest othe ndn coitions of multiple kids as we're learning of a possible motive strip away what you don't want, like added sugars and preservatives, and what's left is the good stuff. the real fruit juices of naked. strip down to naked. listen... that's the sound of organic beer being grown. the real fruit juices of naked. michelob ultra pure gold. organic by nature.
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chinese kindergartens typically take kids age 3 to 6 the suspect a 24-year-old man, the police report they took him into custody officials did not speak of a motive but two news outlets in china report he was going through a divorce and his wife worked at that school. japan. activists and supporters gathering there for what they are calling rainbow parliament event to push for an lgbtq equality act they say momentum for the legislation is growing as the government gets more attention for its diversity. same-sex marriages are not legally recognized in japan. a court did rule last month they should be allowed under the constitution but the ruling has no immediate legal effect. egypt. archaeologists uncovering dozens of rare tombs and artifacts some more than 5,000 years old. the findings could shed light on an important transitional period of ancient egypt
officials hope the discoveries will help revive the country's struggling tourism on our trip around the world another historic wildfire season primed to hit california this year. 2020 was the worst year on record for fires in the golden state. scorches 4 million acres and killing 31 people. but experts now are also warning of long term health risks. spreading in the smoke from wildfires for just a week is like a full year's worth of standard pollution cnbc's steve patterson on firefighters and residents coping with the threat >> reporter: every day firefighters charge head first into danger, but often their greatest fear has little to do with the flame right in front of them toxic fumes fueling unanimous visible athlete. >> there's a cancer sniper >> reporter: as california wildfires burn larger and increasingly race into neighborhoods those on front lines worry their contact
exposure puts them at greater health risk. >> the fires these days are so toxic as opposed to 50 years ago because of all the plastics and petroleum products >> reporter: this 43-year-old lived through searing headaches after battling the historic camp fire in 2018 >> it didn't feel right. >> reporter: then earlier this year he was diagnosed with brain cancer doctors can't say it was linked to his job but -- >> can i prove it? no but i have my suspicions >> reporter: we were granted rare access inside stanford allergy lab where researchers are determining what kind of chemicals are absorbed into the human body >> their life exaspectexpectancs decreased. >> reporter: particles from wildfire smoke are up to 10
times more harmful >> how worried should the general public be? >> even with the brief exposure we could be damaging ourselves >> reporter: experts say one solution more fire, so-called preskiebd burns or smaller intentional fires are used to reduce the fuel that otherwise builds up over time and then explodes into a disaster >> we're seeing the outcome of bad fire on this landscape and turn that around immediately >> reporter: california's governor signed an emergency $536 million fire prevention plan that focuses on just that more prescribed burning. a step many on the front lines say is long overdue. >> we have to figure this out because the fires aren't going away >> reporter: a battle we must fight now to avoid losing later. and by the way that $536 million from the governor, part of a
comprehensive plan one aimed at prescribed burning and forest management. it's already a hot, dry fire broken year out west with the tokyo olympic games three months away many japanese cities are rethinking their plans to host teams. more than 500 towns had signed up to welcome athletes for the event, but some places are now backing out because the covid safety measures cost so much to put in place take this small town of okuizumo officials scrapped plans to host india's hockey team after they sunk $5 million to upgrade fasts. today the olympic committee unveiled the latest guidelines for those taking part in the world's largest sporting event on the new covid rules here's keir simmons >> reporter: this morning a reassuring tone to olympic
meetings as the difficult details of holding a covid safe olympics are handed out. >> we're ready to minimize risks. >> reporter: this week emergency covid measures were reimposed in tokyo and three other areas of japan in a bid to curb rising infections planes load with vaccines have been arriving but so far just over 1% of the country has been inoculated other spectators have been banned because covid everyone arriving at the airport must present a negative test then get tested regularly. athletes won't be required to quarantine but moments will be severely restricted. for this japanese hawaii juan surfer it's a chance to serve her first-ever olympics but miss the fans snooi >> it's sad. >> reporter: this morning the olympic flame makes it way
across japan with spectators discouraged from gathering organizers are promising to strictly enforce the rules as the countdown continues to games unlike any staged before for the news, i'm keir simmons >> hear that countdown is. summer olympics, 86 days, nine minutes and three seconds. you can watch the games across all of our nbc properties including ones i'll be hosting in primetime right here on cnbc. the 2021 nfl draft kicks off tomorrow night outdoors and on the shores of lake erie in cleveland after going all virtual in 2020, this year 50,000 mavericked fans are expected to attend marking the largest pro football crowd since super bowl liv players will be there too waiting to hear their names called by the commissioner and living rooms ekwiepd with hi-tech fill itation systems caleb farley will not be one of them he tested positive for covid and have to stay home.
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birds would just fly out of there on their own but that didn't happen. so animal services built a chute system it let the birds out of the fireplace through the home and out the back door. that way no droppings on the good furniture fire department advises if you want to avoid this kind of situation yourself when you're not burning a fire, close the flue inspiring america. all week on the properties of nbc universal we're highlighting extraordinary people who are making a positive impact in their communities. a sneak peek now at this weekend's special. i got to spend some time with crew of inspiration four, the first all civilian crew to fly a space mission. i caught up with them atcape canaveral space force station last week. they were there to watch the latest spacex launch knowing they are up next jared isaacman is the captain of the mission. he's a billionaire who is
funding the trip and raising money for st. jude's along the way. he donated $100 million to the hospital to get it rolling i asked him about his hopes for civilian space travel. >> you know, we're going into lower orbit for three days that's been done before. but not every day people it's been superpower nasa astronauts, cosmonauts. so if it works in this context it's going to work for so many others thereafter. so, yeah, i always thought of all the cool missions to follow if we can get the door open. >> opening the door is a huge responsibility you're in charge here. these lives are in many ways in your hands after all you can operate this as off auto pilot on your own if necessary. maybe take a trip around the moon >> yeah. we need a much bigger chuck out there if we're going to get that far. yes, i do think it's a big responsibility i've drawn some persons from an
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afternoon, right here cnbc astronaut michael collins has died collins piloted "apollo 11" spacecraft in orbit while neal armstrong and buzz aldrin took their small steps. collins is referred to as the forgotten astronaut of the historic mission buzz aldrin is the last surviving member of "apollo 11". he wrote dear make wherever you have been or will be you always have the fire to carry us to new heights and to future. his family said michael kol lynx died of cancer he was 90 years old. stay with us here on the news in about an hourhe t president makes his first joint address to congress
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