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because she would never harm anybody. she was such a sweetheart. that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. see you next new tonight. the bodies of two children pulled from the collapse in florida. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> this is a hot verdict for us. >> bill cosby set free the disgraced-former tv icon released from prison after the pennsylvania supreme court vacates his conviction for aggravated indecent assault. >> it was on technical grounds they did not vindicate bill cosby's conduct. families hurting rescue workers, still, searching for survivors. >> we continue our
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search-and-rescue efforts, 24/7, without stop. >> the growing legal push to uncover what caused the collapse as more bodies are pulled from the rubble criminal charges expected against the trump organization what the company faces and why more indictments may be coming donald rumsfeld dead at 88 the former-defense secretary and original architect of america's war on terror. rumsfeld's life and legacy the heatwave turns deadly. new documents in britney spears' court battle. and toasting pride with queer beer live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith. good evening bill cosby walked free today, after the supreme court of pennsylvania overturned his assault conviction leaving his accusers stunned cameras captured cosby returning to his home outside philadelphia just hours after the ruling came
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out. the judge's pointing to a vast violation of cosby's due-process rights in the decision so what happened well, more than a decade ago, a prosecutor decided not to charge the actor. cosby then agreed to testify in a civil case, and during that, admitted to giving quaaludes to a woman he was pursuing. that became key evidence in the subsequent-criminal trial. the judge's ruling that should not have been used writing he must be discharged and any future prosecution on these particular charges must be barred we do not dispute that the remedy is, both, severe and rare but it is warranted here indeed compelled they say he cannot be retried on these same charges his attorneys said, today, he never should have been charged, in the first place bill cosby came out of his house with his lawyers today who talked to reporters there. cosby was silent but later gave an interview to a radio station. >> this is for all the people
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who have been imprisoned, wrongfully, regardless of race, color, or creed. >> uh-huh. >> because i -- i met them in there. people who talked about what happened and what they did and i know there are many liars out there. >> his accuser in this case said she is disappointed and hopes it does not discourage other women from coming forward. in 2018, a jury convicted cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against her constand accused him of drugging and sexually assaulting her in his home outside of philadelphia back in 2004 bill cosby is denied all accusations of wrongdoing. and said his contact with constan was consensual he served two years of his three-to-ten-year sentence more than 60 women have accused cosby of misconduct. ranging from groping to sexual assault to rape going back decades. and at the time the cosby conviction was widely considered
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the first-major win for the me too movement david henderson, now, civil rights attorney, former prosecute, cnbc contributor. david, where does this case go from here, if anywhere >> shep, i think the basic answer is nowhere. in theory, it could be appealed to the united states supreme court because it does involve a federal question, as to the law. but the supreme court's very unlikely to take this case up because it largely circles around state law so i think that this is it bill cosby's not going to face prosecution. >> likely, shocking for many in the public to -- to read on -- on social media. it was were you surprised >> i am surprised. because basically, the court carved out a new rule. which means that, when a prosecutor makes a public statement that he is not going to prosecute an individual that is equivalent to a deal for immunity because if you look at this 79-page opinion that the court handed down. they didn't say bill cosby's innocent and they clarify, this
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prosecutor made a deal under the table, not to prosecute him because he's been sued in civil court. and this is an example where two wrongs don't make a right. >> was there a strong case for a reversal here, david >> you know, i don't think there was a strong case for reversal here, shep because i have never seen a court do this before and what people have to understand is it's legal for detectives to lie to suspects. prosecutors make misrepresentations on a regular basis, in the context of trying to get convictions i'm not saying that's always right. i am saying it's unusual that a time when they chose to clamp down was at the expense of a victim of sexual assault. >> how rare is it, david, for an appeal like this to result in a vacated decision >> you know, shep, i can't think of another example quite like this off the top of my head because what's important to point out is the supreme court said they had a problem with the way the evidence was used after bill cosby gave a deposition in a civil case what they could have done was said, it was wrong to use that evidence so we are sending this back down for a new trial, without
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admitting that evidence during the course of the trial. that is what's surprising that it didn't happen. >> david henderson, thank you. some of bill cosby's other accusers reacting today.accuser. rosemary, now, rosemary connors now from nbc 10 philadelphia rosemary, now, she covers the trial for our local station, nbc 10 philadelphia. thank you, rosemary. what are the other women saying? >> well, shep, i was in that courtroom for both of cosby's trials and listened to the time of the accusers. it was raw the emotion was palpable and tonight, many of them are sharing their disappointment but making clear, today's decision was not about cosby's guilt or innocence told "the ap" today, quote, i just think it's a miscarriage of justice. this is about procedure, it's not about the truth of the women. another accuser, patricia, now 65, told "the new york times," she had been preparing for this possibility but was still stunned. saying quote, i'm feeling sad because this is absolutely a
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perceived loss on my part. now, many of these women and their supporters were at court, every day, during both trials. and so was attorney gloria allred who represented 33 of cosby's accusers earlier today, she held a news conference slamming the pennsylvania supreme court's decision she said she plans to move forward, now, with a civil lawsuit against cosby by another accuser. >> because he is not in jeopardy of being criminally prosecuted, he will not be able to invoke his fifth-amendment privilege against self-incrimination, in our case so, he will be compelled to answer questions, under oath, in our case >> as mentioned, shep, cosby's conviction came at the height of the me too movement and was considered a major win for that movement tonight, me too activists say cosby's release is proof that they will, still, have a lot of work to do and that the reckoning has not gone far enough shep.
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>> rosemary connors, thank you the death toll continues to climb in surfside, florida officials have just confirmed search teams pulled two more bodies from the wreckage today one week after the condo building came crashing down. a total of 18 people, now, confirmed dead the mayor of miami-dade county just revealed that the two victims are children, ages 4 and 10 147 people are, still, unaccounted for. and the painstaking search for possible survivors does continue take a look at this. the concrete so pulverized that searchers are using shovels to dig into the massive pile, as if they're shoveling dirt or sand the fire chief says, giant-concrete slabs are crumbling as they try to move them with heavy machinery. crews have been working tireless, throughout the day and the night, in the dark, with head lamps, in 24-hour shifts. and to make matters worse, it's hurricane season, now. and a potential-tropical storm
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is brewing in the atlantic right now, officials are still calling this a search-and-rescue operation. the mayor of the town of surfside says families have been asking him whether the search will end and turn into a recovery operation he says he told them they're not leaving anyone behind. let's bring in maggie castro, now, rescue specialist with task force one. florida's elite search-and-rescue team maggie, thank you so much. has your team come across any large-void spaces? or anything that might lead you to further hope? we heard something of tunnels, this morning >> good evening. we have found some void spaces that are ranging from inches to, possibly, a foot maybe, a foot and a half but unfortunately, we have not found any void spaces that contained any -- any live victims. >> miami-dade fire rescue video, up close there it -- it -- there -- it looks like there's just no space
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it looks like sand and rocks not like -- you can't even make out -- there are large pieces of concrete in some of the video. i mean, look at this it's -- it's incredible, really. >> it's true yes. it's been very difficult there are some large pieces that we have been able to remove with heavy machinery. but the bulk of the -- of the rubble pile is crumbled. it was, as everyone's been listening, a pancake collapse. which technically means that there's floor over ceiling over floor over ceiling and the interior walls tend to just pulverize and making it very difficult to search in the rubble. >> your business is communication, through the department and -- and i know the last thing you want to do is miscommunicate or communicate inaccurately. how do you manage the thought process on the messaging for these families now >> we do it by just considering the families, first and foremost this is what we're here to do. even the rescuers. our mission here is to try to
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bring some peace and some closure to these families. so, everything we do is with them in the forefront of our thoughts because any one of us can easily picture ourselves being the ones involved and exactly how we would want to be treated is how we are trying to treat these people. they are our family. they're our neighbors. this is our community. this is where we all live, where we all work. and it's been devastating. and seeing the pain in these families is just heart wrenching. >> maggie, i know you are trying to get something to them, whenever you can including things that you have been finding, that came out of the apartments can you give us an idea about what you have been able to deliver in the way of mementos >> i'm not 100% sure that we have been able to deliver anything to the families, yet. but we are finding a lot of personal effects, such as pictures, identifications, passports. we've, unfortunately, also found a lot of toys, car seats so, everything that the team finds on the rubble, we immediately mark with gps. we then proceed to give that to the police department.
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they have an evidence-storage unit where they are saving all these precious items so that, at some point, we can make sure that every family member gets all of these precious memories back to them >> maggie castro, to all of those who toil in or around the pile, thank you. thank you so much. >> thank you in less than 24 hours, criminal charges are expected to hit the trump organization the impact on the former president's business and what you could see tomorrow the house votes to create a special-select committee to investigate the january-6th attack on the capitol. the two republicans who joined democrats in the vote to jump start the investigation. and as the wildfire season, officially, begins president biden moves to give federal firefighters a pay raise. >> the facts the truth. "the news with shepard smith" back in 60 seconds
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prosecutors set to file tax-related criminal charges against the trump organization, tomorrow that's what two representatives of the trump organization tell nbc news "the wall street journal" reports, the company's chief-financial officer, allen weisselberg, will also be charged. cnbc has not confirmed that reporting. the manhattan district attorney's office has been investigating the trump organization for more than two years. recently, it's been looking into, specifically, whether allen weisselberg and his son, who also works for the company, avoided paying taxes on benefits including cars and apartments. a lawyer for the company told "the associated press," earlier this week, that the charges are absolutely outrageous and politically motivated. the lawyer, also, said former-president trump will not be charged tomorrow. the former president has denounced the investigation as a witch hunt and called district attorney cy vance, quote, rude, nasty, and totally biased, unquote.
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nbc's tom winters, been covering the investigation from the start. tom, what sort of fallout is the company facing here? >> well, i think that's the big question, shep i mean, when you charge a company, you are not going to show up on fifth avenue and try to put handcuffs around one of donald trump's businesses or one of his buildings so that's not going to happen. so what does happen, though, with respect to his banks, with respect to his relationships with vendors with respect to his relationship with employees do employees want to work in an organization that has been criminally charged by the manhattan district attorney? so i think those are going to be key questions, going forward and as we know, this has been an ongoing investigation. it's looked into whether there's been any sort of bank fraud involved in this, by the trump organization so i think the question's going to be is if there was bank fraud and if that's something that eventually is charged. will those banks have to recall the loans? and what type of financial pressure could that put on the trump organization or could the banks just decide they don't want to do business with an organization that's been criminally charged that remains to be seen, shep.
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>> tom, the charges are announced tomorrow that does not mean this investigation is over, right far from it? >> correct that's exactly correct so, about three or four months ago, if you had told me they were charging the trump organization i would have said, well, you know what? that's probably going to be the end of this investigation. and i would have expected charges prior to this. it appears that calculus has changed. now, they are going strictly for the trump organization and according to "the wall street journal," they are also going tore allen weisselberg so it appears to me that they are trying to put pressure on weisselberg and the trump organization, first. to then, perhaps, see what comes out of that. remember, there is a whole trove of documents here that we have no idea what they say. and that's trump's tax returns and perhaps, more importantly, shep, the underlying documents that support them. so, i think, this investigation, given the volume of the paperwork that's involved with it given the totality of things that cy vance's office is looking at is far from over, shep. >> tom winter, thank you the house of representatives voted today to form a special committee to investigate the
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january-6th attack on the capitol. the vote was 222-190 all democrats voted in favor and joining them, just two republicans. representatives liz cheney and adam kinzinger the house speaker nancy pelosi says the committee will have subpoena power, probing why this attack happened. and making recommendations on d how to prevent any future attack speaker pelosi moved forward, after an effort to create an independent bipartisan committee failed in the senate just last month. this special select committee will have 13 members eight chosen by the house speaker. five by the republican leader, kevin mccarthy though, speaker pelosi will have veto power the big question, now, is who they'll choose that will have significant influence over the direction of the committee. speaker pelosi has remained open to reporting -- to appointing republicans, she said. and has not ruled out, we're told, naming someone like congresswoman liz cheney no word, yet, on who mccarthy is considering, if anyone
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heat wave turns deadly in the pacific northwest. officials there just announcing they suspect at least 63 deaths are heat related in oregon, alone. a medical examiner says many of the victims were found alone, without air conditioning, or even a fan a similar story in neighboring washington, where officials report at least nine deaths. the sweltering heat expected to continue through the weekend at or near triple digits for spokane and above 100 in boise, idaho. the heat wave, also, battering the northeast. today, feels-like temperatures hit 102 in new york and d.c. 103 in philly. but the reason is back to seasonal highs, tomorrow then, cooler, with rain forecast throughout the holiday weekend not so, in the west. bone dry there, with the official start of the wildfire season and president biden is hiking wages for federal firefighters they'll now be paid $15 an hour,
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through bonuses, he says up from 13 bucks in addition, firefighters who stay on the job can get a 10% retention bonus. the president, also, announced all this during a virtual meeting, today, with governors from western states. he says the country needs firefighters, now, more than ever >> these courageous women and men take an incredible risk of running toward a fire. and they deserve to be paid and paid good wages. we can't cut corners when it comes to managing our wildfires or supporting our firefighters. >> the announcement comes as firefighters battle a growing wildfire in northern california near the border with oregon. they call it the lava fire it erupted on monday rescue crews evacuated more than 10,000 people from the area. so far, firefighters say they have contained less than 20% of it. donald rumsfeld died today he was 88. rumsfeld was the architect of the iraq war that he justified by claiming saddam hussein had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons that were never found in an active program
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to acquire and develop nuclear weapons, which proved untrue rumsfeld served the nation for six decades. upon learning of his death, president george w. bush said in part, rumsfeld was a faithful steward of our armed forces and the united states of america is safer and better off for his service. on his life and legacy, here is nbc's peter alexander. >> reporter: as secretary of defense donald rumsfeld launched america's wars in iraq and afghanistan. a mission, it seems, he prepared for his entire life. a fierce competitor in wrestling at princeton a navy pilot and instructor. rumsfeld plunged into politics in 1962. elected to congress four times from illinois. >> i, donald rumsfeld -- >> rumsfeld was recruited by the nixon white house, where he earned reputation as the ambitious and skillful political infighter. even president richard nixon called him ruthless. he later became president ford's chief of staff and at 43, the youngest u.s. secretary of
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defense in history >> i, donald h. rumsfeld. >> 16 years later, rumsfeld returned to the pentagon under president george w. bush, this time as the oldest secretary of defense. on 9/11, rumsfeld was at his desk when al qaeda attacked the u.s. and flew a plane into the pentagon rumsfeld, quickly, seized almost total control of america's war on terror. launching air strikes in afghanistan in less than 30 days and in 18 months, the invasion of iraq. but u.s. claimed saddam hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction were, soon, proven false. >> is there any evidence to indicate that iraq has attempted to or is willing to supply terrorists with weapons of mass destruction? >> there are known knowns. there are things we know we know we also know there are known unknowns but there are also unknown unknowns the ones we don't know, we don't know
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it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones. >> as the war dragged on, rumsfeld, himself, came under fire but president bush stood, firmly, behind him. >> i'm never disappointed in my secretary of defense he's doing a fabulous job. >> reporter: still, rumsfeld started to lose the confidence of the troops. at one point, he appeared to dismiss complaints their lightly-armored vehicles did not protect them from >> as you know protect them from deadly roadside bombs. >> as you know, you go to war with the army you have not the army you might want. or wish to have at a later time. >> reporter: ultimately, rumsfeld was forced to resign in november, 2006 but remained steadfast to the end. >> it may well be comforting to some to consider graceful exits from the agonies and, indeed, the ugliness of combat but the enemy thinks differently. >> reporter: but rumsfeld refused to quit. he and his wife joy started a foundation to promote leadership and public service at home and free political and economic systems in places like
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afghanistan. rumsfeld once said, if you are not criticized, you may not be doing much by that measure, he did quite a lot. for the news, i'm peter alexander. as the investigation into the condo collapse in florida grows, a new video from a woman who lived in the building. who says her concerns went unheard. and this video, taken three years ago. the covid delta variant raising questions about masks and vaccines other countries, more concerned. so should we expect the same here i will ask the u.s. surgeon general that as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc. '. but even i'm not as memorable as eating turkey hill chocolate chip cookie dough creamy premium ice cream and chasing fireflies. don't worry about me. i'm fine. you can't beat turkey hill memories.
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but even i'm not as memorable as eating turkey hill chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream with real cocoa. well, that's the way the sandcastle crumbles. you can't beat turkey hill memories. robinhood hit with an historic fine and that's what's topping cnbc on the money. the trading app agreeing to pay $70 million to settle charges it hurt clients it's the biggest penalty ever issued by the wall street regulator. according to its investigation, robinhood communicated false and misleading information to users and approved risky options trades for thousands of users when it should not have. robinhood admits no wrongdoing, but neither does it deny the charges. in a blog post today, robinhood detailed how its improved customer support, including the ability to call in and talk with a representative for some issues lumber futures taking a massive nosedive
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dropping 42%, this month alone now, on pace for the worst month since 1978 and headed for the and headed for the first negative half in about-six years. cnbc's diana olick knows that, even with the massive drop over the month, lumber is, still, twice as expensive as it was before the pandemic. and virgin orbit completing its second successful rocket launch and its first commercial mission. sending seven satellites, from three countries, into space today. you can see the company's 747 jet dubbed cosmic girl taking off this morning carrying that 70-foot rocket under its left wing there. the rocket was released over the pacific. then, it fired its engine and headed into space. virgin now joins spacex in the satellite-launching rocket business on wall street, the dow up 210. the s&p, up 6. the nasdaq down 24
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i'm shepard smith. on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news today's big deadline for every major phone company to roll out new technology that cuts back on those annoying spam calls. how it works, and what to expect manhunt over the tour de france fan who allegedly caused that massive crash, now in police custody and the cdc reaffirms,o wea >> that announcement, fully vaccinated americans do not need to wear masks. >> that announcement, as officials in los angeles county are strongly urging people to wear face coverings. vaccinated or not. some health experts are now reconsidering mask guidance, as the variants spread. right now, the delta variant accounts for roughly one-quarter of all new cases in america. that's from the cdc. but the situations in other countries are much worse especially, in ones with very low vaccination rates.
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australia, south africa, and germany, have reimposed lockdowns and safety measures. and now, japan is considering doing the same ahead of the summer olympics in tokyo in a moment, meg tirrell's report on protocols for the games and a warning on olympics variant. but, first, the united states surgeon general. doctor, thank you for your time. there is really a lot of confusion over this delta variant and its spread in this country. you've said that you are concerned about it when it comes to the unvaccinated. but what about people who are vaccinated >> shep, it's a great question and i am concerned about the delta variant. this is a variant of covid-19 that has proven to be far more transmissible than any version of covid that we have seen to date the good news is that if you are vaccinated, you have a high degree of protection particularly, against hospitalizations and deaths. that's the good news but the bad news is that if you are not vaccinated, again, you are at significant risk.
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so, that is why i am urging people to get vaccinated, as quickly as you can it's the safest way to -- to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe from this virus. >> the mrna tests have come back very good against the delta variant. what do we know about those who have taken johnson & johnson shots? should they continue to wear a mask with delta spreading? >> what we know, shep, is yes, the mrna vaccine has demonstrated it has a high degree of efficacy about 88% effective in protecting people against covid-19 if they get both doses. and i want to emphasize the both-doses part. because in this study, they found that people who only got one dose had a markedly lower level of protection. as far as johnson & johnson goes, while we are still awaiting direct studies of johnson & johnson delta variant. we have reasons to be hopeful because the j&j vaccine has proven to be quite effective against preventing hospitalizations and deaths with all the variants that we've seen to date. also, the astrazeneca vaccine,
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which is -- think of it as a cousin to this vaccine built on a similar platform as j&j. also, proved to be quite effective at preventing hospitalizations and death against the delta variant. so, more data to come there. but reason to be hopeful that you are well protected, also, if you had the j&j vaccine. >> officials at the world health organization and, now, some here in the united states, are asking the vaccinated to wear masks indoors. should they? >> well, here's what the science tells us, shep it tells us that if you are fully vaccinated, that's two weeks after your last dose of the vaccine. your chances of getting sick with covid or transmitting it to others is low. it's a low risk. now, it's not zero risk and there is some people who may decide if they are in an area that has a high degree of viral transmission or if they are living at home with somebody who is unvaccinated they may want to wear a mask and that's okay. the cdc, in its guidance, essentially, was giving people flexibility and choice but wanted people to know that
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if you are fully vaccinated, your risk of getting this virus or passing it on is low. which is why it said masks are not required indoors or outdoors, if you are fully vaccinated. >> doctor, the surgeon general, thank you so much for your time and for your service >> thank you, so much, shep. take care and stay safe. >> thank you covid cases in tokyo are rising, yet again. much less than a month before the city is set to host the olympics tokyo reported more than 700 new cases just today that's the highest single-day increase there in five weeks so far, only about 12% of japan's population is fully vaccinated now, government officials say that they're imposing tougher rules on, both, athletes and staff traveling from countries where the delta variant is spreading. but that's not the only way organizers are planning to try to keep the games safe here is cnbc senior health and science correspondent, meg tirrell.
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>> reporter: since 1896, the olympic games have been a symbol of the world coming together now, as tokyo prepares to welcome athletes from 200 countries they serve as a test of preparedness against the virus that shut the world and the games down. >> won't be gone this year or next year but we are getting this virus under control and the games will be a good beacon if that can happen. >> reporter: dr. brian leads an independent expert panel advising the international olympic committee on covid safety with warnings mounting about the risk the games pose to japan and the world, he detailed what measures would be in place for athletes, extensive testing. twice before they leave their home countries then, upon arrival at the airport in tokyo when they arrive at the olympic village. and every day, until they go home. >> that level of testing is what we think will very substantially reduce the risk of a superspreading or spreading event during the games >> reporter: he acknowledges
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there will be cases and says extensive contact tracing will be done. as for spectators, they'll only be from japan and limited to 50% of a venue's capacity. still, some doctors say more should be done like, banning spectators, completely testing everyone onsite three times a day. and upgrading ventilation systems to address the threat of spread through the air by rned more contagious variants. >> we are very concerned that this could become not just a superspreading event but a mega-spreading event and we could, also, see the variants mixing to create new variants that are then being taken home to every single country. to more than 200 countries to unvaccinated, unprotected populations. if we wanted to create a kind of passive biological weapon, this is how you would do it >> and dr. mccloskey tells us they have upgraded some ventilation systems. meanwhile, shep, you may be wondering how vaccines play a role here.
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he tells us they didn't make vaccines a key part of the plan because they knew they wouldn't be available, equally, around the world. nonetheless, pfizer and biontech donated doses for participants and the ioc says 84% of the members of the delegations will be vaccinated. they, also, say vaccination is being offered to all tokyo 2020 games volunteers shep. >> meg, thanks for more on what to expect, rebecca lowe is here nbc's olympics daytime anchor. rebecca, thanks so much. these games are going to be really different how are the athletes preparing for both covid protocols and the competition? >> well, it's going to be a something they have challenge, shep, isn't it? it's certainly going to be something they have never experienced, before. some of the athletes going will have experienced olympics in rio or london. and this will be so different. as you heard in the report of daily testing. little things like going to their meals. well, if this dining hall that's used to serving 10, 11,000 athletes all crammed in, in previous games now, has to only serve, let's
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say, 2,000 an hour if you go and you are hungry and you want your meal, you are going to have to eat it in your room little things. travel when they want to travel. and also, the -- a lot of the enjoyment, of course, for these athletes is after they have participated, they. their they get to watch their fellow athletes participate in other sports that won't be able to happen so for these team usa athletes, it is a challenge to focus on not only the protocols but what they have to do in their sports. but when -- when push really comes to shove, shep, the important thing here is that they reached the games and i think the little inconveniences are so small for them compared to them fulfilling their olympic dream. >> it's almost july the 1st. let's move forward to august 1st. of these athletes, who's everybody in america going to be talking about? >> well, you know, i was thinking about this earlier this week, shepherd and i wonder week, shepard. and i wonder if i am a bit brave to say this but i think this could be almost a second coming
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of team usa's women. back in the mid-1990s, you had the soccer and gymnastics team were all really strong for female side. and actually, when you start thinking about stars america's going to be thinking about we are thinking simone biles who is far and away, above anybody else in the field of gymnastics we are talking katy ledecky. katy ledecky who wins swimming races by half the length of the pool and does it so many different races. multiple gold after gold after gold we are talking about sha'carri richardson, who i think may get that gold medal in the 100 meters the last team usa female to win 100-meter gold was back in 1996. gayle devers and then, just a few days ago broke the world record at olympic trials in oregon could, well, break her own world record, i should say, in the olympics in the 400 meter hurdle so it's all about the moment maybe, a little bias being female but i can see this being a real olympics for female success.
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>> sure hope you're right. rebecca lowe, cannot wait. summer olympics in tokyo, just 22 days away you can watch the games, across all of our nbc properties, including ones i will be hosting right here in prime time, cnbc she survived the condo collapse in surfside now, she is suing and she is accusing the condo association of ignoring her complaints about the building's condition leading up to the disaster her attorney says his client raised red flags, for years. and recorded videos, including this one, of water leaking down the walls in the garage and pooling on the floor >> she's been warning about these problems since 2018. my client was complaining about this for years so, if people are to blame, people are going to be held liable. >> the condo association is not commenting on pending litigation meanwhile, the lawsuits are mounting here is cnbc's valerie castro on scene. >> buildings are not supposed t0
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residents from the champlain >> reporter: brad sohn, an attorney representing at least 20 residents from the champlain towers building collapse, filed a suit mere hours after first responders began to rescue those they could documents suggest this could turn into an ugly finger-pointing battle raising the question, who should have sounded the alarm the loudest about the building's deteriorating condition? as recently as april 2021, a letter written to residents by the president of the condo board association laid out reasons for the costly repairs climbing to $15 million. in the two and a half years since the building was first examined by engineer in it, she warned the original scope of work in the 2018 report has expanded the concrete deterioration is accelerating the roof situation got much worse, so extensive-roof repairs had to be incorporated the initial 2018 review put the estimated cost at around $9 million and noted evidence of
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major-structural damage to the concrete slab below the pool deck pictures captured what he called abundant cracking in column, beams, and walls and also, warned that failure to replace waterproofing would cause the deterioration to expand, exponentially. he wrote, most of the concrete deterioration needs to be repaired in a timely fashion but a month later, minutes from a 2018 board meeting, in which ross prieto, then-building official for the town of surfside, states that he reviewed the engineer's report and told board members it appears the building is in very good shape but according to "the miami herald," he claims he doesn't remember getting the report. it wasn't until last year when brought back to, once again, review the issues and repair work was finally scheduled to begin. the roof was in the early stages of the construction when the building gave way last week. >> the complaint, which is the first filing in a lawsuit, talks about what the building association knew or should have known.
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it also talks about a legal concept that basically says this thing speaks for itself. >> spokesperson for the condo association says, even though they can't comment on this pending lawsuits, they remind us that those members of the board are residents, themselves, who are still dealing with the loss of neighbors and friends and, in fact, one member of the board is among those unaccounted for. aside from who may be at all tol institute of standards at fault, the question still remains. how exactly this happened? late today, the national institute of standards and technology announced that they will conduct a full-technical investigation. but, shep, that could take years to complete. >> valerie castro on another rainy night in surfside. well, if you are tired of getting phone calls about the car warranty you don't have. or the student loan you didn't take out i have good news it's about to get harder for those robocalls to reach you, or so we're told. today's big deadline and the technology meant to provide you some relief.
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britney spears' father, now, firing back. the claims his daughter made, that he wants investigated and who he says is really to blame.
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cops arresting a woman accused of causing a massive pileup during the first stage of the testifiet clips the fan clipboard tour de france on saturday that's according to local reports in france. keep an eye on the left of your screen here, you have probably seen it. a cyclist clips the fan clipboard sign or cardboard sign and then, apparently, causes this whole chain reaction that wipes out a pack of riders several people ended up hurt one cyclist abandoned the race our sister network sky news in the uk reports 30-year-old french woman turned herself into police today they have been searching for her for four days. the woman's accused of involuntarily causing injury and putting people's lives at risk a new station in france reports they are suing the woman britney spears' father calling for an investigation into his own daughter's
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explosive allegations in court last week. in court documents filed late last night, he said the singer's allegations she is being abused and exploited should be put on jody montgomery she is the one who's been one of her conservators, since 2019 jamie spears, the father, said he controls only the finances. and that montgomery makes the medical and personal decisions one of spears' allegations last week that she is forced to be on birth control. jamie spears says he's been cut off, completely, from communicating with britney and that he's done everything in his power to support and care for her. responding today, montgomery's lawyer said she's been a tireless advocate for britney and her wellbeing. and that britney's choice to marry and to start a family have never been impacted by the conservatorship while montgomery was overseeing it.s for everyone phone rings nonstop with those good news for everyone whose phone rings nonstop with those annoying spam calls.
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today, the fcc set the deadline for all major providers to start using a new technology one that's supposed to help reduce the number of robocalls all of us get. it's called stir/shaken. it authenticates where each call comes from so that spammers can't use fake-phone numbers to trick you into thinking they're local. in just the first-five months of this year, people in the united states received nearly 22 billion robocalls according to anti-fraud company, you mail without the new technology, it's on pace to hit more than 52 billion by the end of the year joanna stern, now, she is the senior personal technology columnist for "the wall street journal" and a cnbc contributor. joanna, how does this actually work >> you mean how does stir and shaken work? but not in a margarita as you're probably wondering on a hot night like today so you -- you nailed it. it's basically technology that helps prevent spoofing and what spoofing is, is some of these robocallers use technology to look like other phone numbers.
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so, you get a phone -- you get a phone call that looks like a familiar number or a technology impl similar area code to you and this technology has to be implemented at the carrier level. so, the cellular carriers. maybe, your voip provider, your internet voice provider. today was the deadline for them to implement this technology. >> the fcc's been trying to fix this problem for years but it just keeps getting worse is it your estimation that this will really make a difference? >> not really. i -- i feel so badly to tell you that and all of your viewers that it should help but look at it -- i look at it from my perspective. i am a verizon wireless customer i'm a happy customer and they implemented this technology back in 2019. i, still, get robocalls. i get the insurance calls. i get the tax calls. and even, sometimes, i fall for them, right? and so, they have taken these -- all these carriers are -- and the fcc are working towards trying to basically play this game of whack a mole stop some of the robocallers from using some technology but
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then other types of technology pop up and they can get through to your phone. >> joanna, thanks so much. >> wish i had better news. >> me, too. >> good to see you there is breaking news, now, on cnbc. just in from "the washington post," we are now told to expect federal indictments tomorrow against, both, the trump organization and the trump -- trump organization's chief financial officer, allen weisselberg. the details, right after this.
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the breaking news i mentioned just before the commercial, now, out of new york city "the washington post" is now reporting that a grand jury has, now, filed criminal indictments against the trump organization and against its longtime chief financial officer, allen weisselberg. the indictments, the paper reports, will remain sealed
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until tomorrow afternoon not until then, it reports, will we know all of the details but right now, "the washington post" reports that the charges are related to allegations of unpaid tax benefits. weisselberg will, also, reportedly, turn himself in tomorrow, again, according to the reporting of "the washington post." lawyers for the trump organization have slammed this investigation as politically motivated. to be clear, cnbc has not confirmed this reporting well, it's official. the ncaa is clearing the way for college athletes to profit from their name, likeness, and image. the move comes, a day before laws take effect in more than ten states allowing for that type of compensation now, student athletes will be able to get paid for things, like sponsorship deals, online endorsements, and personal appearances. the ncaa's decision applies to nearly-half-a-million athletes across all three of its divisions.
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today's rule changes are temporary, and the ncaa reports it hopes congress will create a national law for all-future college athletes beer popping open a cold one during the game floating down the river with your cooler bobbing alongside. maybe, a keg stand on a friday night. however you enjoy it, you're in good company in 2019, the beer industry brought in about $120 billion. that's from the national beer wholesalers association. now, three lgbtq-owned small businesses are betting it's time, now, to tap into an expanded audience. so, they're brewing up something new. >> happy pride. >> it's a month that features rainbows, all around flags. sidewalks. even soccer uniforms and legos. >> while we respect the rainbow, what it stands for you can't just slap rainbows on a product and expect support >> rainbow commercialism has
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become big business. the national lgbt chamber of commerce says the community has an estimated buying power of a trillion dollars many companies directly market to that demo during pride month. but, year-round support is most important to many entrepreneurs in the lgbtq plus community. in 2017, boyfriends john moore and jason became inspired while having drinks at julius. new york city's oldest gay bar. >> i mentioned that i can't believe there's not, you know, a gay beer that there's not a beer, specifically, created, you know, for the queer community. and we kind of looked at each other. our friends and everything we looked at each other and both of us had the thought like, is that what we're going to do? >> we just thought to ourselves, you know, we have the chance to really make an impact, create a new market change the landscape of the beer market which is toxically masculine and isolating to years and women. >> loretta chung and sarah have joined that beer market.
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they met organizing the dyke bar takeover with only 15 lesbian left in the whole country, they say they felt the need to take over various-straight bars in new york for pop-up parties. giving a safe space geared toward the queer woman community. those parties paved the way to dyke beer. >> dyke beer is for us, definitely, but almost for a campaign on a can. and coming to our website, you learn a little about queer history and, you know, the need for visibility. >> you might think the name is a derogatory term. but the point is to take away the stigma >> we are trying to reclaim it for ourselves and identify as it and really, empower ourselves from like the pain of that word. >> it's definitely a beer made for our community. and queers and allies that want to support us.
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>> lily identifies as a queer trans-woman. she started queer brewing in london in 2019 to further provide visibility while raising money for local charities. >> making people feel seen and feel part of something, and feel recognized in a way that they're often not. i have never been afraid of any pushback or any criticism because being sort of quote/unquote queer product. the point is to combat that by just existing. >> the introduction of these other brands is -- is exciting for us because it is proof that this is, you know, a market that needs to exist and thrive. and there's room for us, all, to do that, together. 65 seconds on a race to the finish bill cosby, now, a free man after pennsylvania's supreme court overturned his assault conviction and ruled that cosby cannot be tried again on the same charges 18 people now confirmed dead, and 147 others, still, unaccounted for. one week after the condo building came crashing down in florida. the mayor of miami-dade county says at least two of the young
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victims are children, aged 4 and 10 president biden and the first lady are set to visit surfside, tomorrow the white house says the president will thank rescuers, meet with families, and make sure state-and-local officials have the federal resources they need and as we just reported, as breaking news, "the washington post" newspaper now reports a grand jury has delivered criminal indictments against the trump organization and its cfo, allen weisselberg. and that, those indictments will be unsealed tomorrow afternoon, in new york. and now, you know the news of this wednesday, june the 30th, 2021, i'm shepard smith. follow us on the gram and twitter @thenewsoncnbc welcome to allstate. here, if you already pay for car insurance, you can take your home along for the ride. allstate. better protection costs a whole lot less.
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