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and countless of hours in the kitchen. and then here we are now with this deal with mark cuban. so all these 8 years of grinding it out has truly paid off. hell on earth and then some. extreme weather, no matter a question of when but where i'm shepard smith. extreme weather sweeping the globe. america, europe and now asia rushing waters trap and kill people on the subway city streets transformed into raging rivers. tonight the worldwide impact shots ring out in milwaukee. across the country many fearful of a rise in crime the man hoping to be new york
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city's next mayor joins us eric adams on his plan to stop the violence mandates and restrictions. cities debate beiing new rules e pandemic surges. the alarming difference this time around. we have to do our job, we want to do our job >> a giant step backward the republican minority leader threatens to pull all his selections to investigate the capitol insurrection after speaker pelosi regents two gop members. harvey weinstein back in court. american olympians sidelined with covid and acid-shooting lobsters live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> and good evening. across three continents, cities are either on fire or under water. if the summer feels apocalyptic, for many it is in china, at least 25 people are
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dead after the heaviest rainfall in a thousand years. in the u.s., more than 70 wildfires burning in the u.s streets in germany swallowed by torrential floods. forest fires and a heat wave ravaging some of russia's frozen tundra climate experts say this is a situation that needs to be addressed right now. >> i'm very sorry to say the suffering of covid will be magnified many times iveover in world that does not grapple with and ultimately stop the climate crisis we don't have the luxury of waiting until covid is vanquished to take up the climate challenge. >> speaking to andrew desler
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about the situation. and china, the latest region to suffer mightily. a normal year's worth of rain in three days 500 people were trapped inside subway cars during the flooding. terrifying videos from inside. look at this, showing people neck-deep in water local media in china reporting rescuers had to cut open the roofs just to pull people to safety at least a dozen people died in the subway yunis union beginning our coverage. >> >> reporter: this is the heaviest rain to hit china in a thousand years avenues barely recognizable. traffic the city's 12 million have never seen. social media videos capture the
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records. residents brave floodwaters in human chains, by car and by subway after bus services stopped. but, within the hour off this subway line, calls for help. mayday, mayday a man cries. barriers at entrances are breached minutes later, all carriages halted the water is up to our waists, one passenger narrates tempers flare as fears about oxygen levels rise along with the floodwaters. stop talking he shouts. outside rescuers show up among tens of thousands sent here by president xi, and proper authorities at all levels to pitch in into the night they rescued trapped school children, restored power and moved residents to safety. throughout the province of hunan, troops focus on
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preventing dam breaches and potential mishaps like this explosion at an aluminum factory. authorities fear wheat crops and metal production could later be affected for now, though, back in the subway, a woman breathes a sigh of relief. firefighters have arrived, she says we are saved local authorities estimate it crop damage at $83 million so far with economic losses only expected to grow as heavier rains continue to pound the area for another day. >> eunice, thanks. four corners of the earth there are disasters. let's turn to a climate scientist at texas a&m how much is climate change exacerbating the intensity of the heat and the fires >> climate change is now a factor in every single weather event that occurs, and's making heat waves worse, intense rainfall worse
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it's causing sea level to go up, acidifying the ocean it affects everything that we experience now >> you've said recently that these disasters had you wondering if the climate models on which we've all been relying are wrong. what did you mean by that? >> you know, i think in you described to me what's going on a few months ago i would have said you're crazy. >> just a few months ago >> it sounds like dystopian sci-fi novel you look at the northwest heat wave that is far greater than anything the models predicted. maybe that's just an unlucky event. i think the models do an excellent job on the global climate but as far as predicting events, it looks like things are going to be worse. for decades, people called climate scientists alarmists in the future that's going to be a sad commentary on inaction in
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the face of really strong science. >> to that point, if the models are indeed not capturing how bad this could get, are our cities prepared >> yeah, you know, i think the, regard loss of the extent to which climate change is affecting these events, the most important lesson is that this is just a small preview of what's coming and our infrastructure is clearly not capable of handling this you look at the heat wave in the pacific northwest, the floods in china and europe, and if we don't stop climate change from warming. if we don't take action to head this up, it's going to be an incredibly expensive, painful experience as we have to rebuild trillions of dollars of infrastructure to handle a world with heat waves, higher sea level, more intense heat >> thank you covid watch now. more local leaders are starting
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to bring back mask rules one of the latest is in pasadena the city in california will soon require everyone to wear a face mask, indoors, vaccinated or not. officials there also working on a policy that would require city employees in pasadena to get pa covid shot new york city just announced it will mandate vaccinations or weekly covid tests for all public health care workers the mayor, bill de blasio says he has no plans of asking people to mask up indoors, pat least n not now. >> if you're talking about winning this battle once and for all, a mask is like a peashooter and the vaccine is like a cannon the vaccine is what actually wins >> and to encourage people to get the vaccine, the republican governor of missouri announced a vaccine incentive. he said the state will give 900 vaccinated people there $10,000
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each >> we encourage all missourians to consider getting vaccinated as almost all new covid hospitalizations can be attributed to unvaccinated individuals. >> and in south carolina the covid icu at lexington medical center closed about four months ago. they didn't need it anymore. now they do. state health officials say they're considering reopening. the number of covid patients there by way ofesque ample increased from zero to eight in one week one doctor says it's almost like he's waking up from some kind of dream. there still aren't nearly as many patients as there were last summer but the numbers are rising and fast and the main difference between then and now is the age of the covid patients health officials now say they're treating much younger people in west columbia, here's ellison barber >> reporter: while we were on that icu floor, a ninth covid
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patient arrived, needing intensive care of the nine in the icu when we were there, all but one of them were unvaccinated. in the first room, there was a 26-year-old. directly across from him there was someone in their 40s in the room next door to that person there was pa pa patient n their 30s. all of them on ventilators one man spent nearly two months in this hospital on a ventilator in the icu at one point did not think he would survive. he was eligible to get vaccinated months before he got sick but didn't do it. he thought the vaccines were too new. it's a decision he says he regrets every day. he's hoping if people won't listen to their doctors they'll listen to him. >> i would tell them right here, go ahead and get the vaccination, because the covid, it's for real. it had me on my dying bed. and i didn't know if i was going to make it back or not
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>> reporter: we also spoke to one patient who was a break through case she was fully vaccinated but got covid-19 and ended up in the hospital she has multiple sclerosis, m.s. she thinks had she not been vaccinated she would be a lot sicker, maybe in the icu statewide, hospitalizations have increased by 103% because of covid in less than a month shep >> ellison barber from south carolina big picture now, the united states will keep its borders with canada and mexico closed to all non-essential travel, at least for another month. that's word today from the department of homeland security. in a tweet, the agency wrote, the move's aimed at slowing the spread of covid, including especially the delta variant it comes after canadian officials reported they would soon let vaccinated americans into canada. crime in america tonight the man who hopes to be
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the next mayor of america's largest city eric adams plans to tackle crime in a place where he says lawlessness has become the norm. coordinated attacks on retail stores groups of thieves clearing off shelves, making a clean get away now businesses finding creative ways to fight back and a settlement, an enormous one, with companies accused of fueling the opioid epidemic and importantly, where that money is going the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith, back in 60 seconds ♪ (energetic music) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing the first ever at4 lineup. premium and capable.
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the shootings, as the united states is on track to have the deadliest year of gun violence in decades in new york city, shootings are up about 22% from the same time last year and up more than 100% from the same time in 2019 according to nypd data but it's not just shootings. murders up by 3% from the same time last year and 38% from the year before. last week during a news conference on gun violence, the democratic mayor nominee in new york said quote, we have surrendered our city eric adams, now. the brooklyn borough president, former police captain himself. crime is up across the country, the city you've called new york city a place where lawlessness is the norm should you become our mayor, what do you plan to do about it on day one >> we want to really look at in
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particular certain communities where we have normalized their lawlessness that you're seeing on so many different levels. it's just about being good neighbors again. how do we ensure that we deal with some of the quality of life issues that we're facing everything from the gun violence that you're seeing, really being generated by gangs in our city we want to use police precision, zero in on those gang members and partner with our local district attorneys so we can stop seeing this revolving door justice system where people make crimes with guns and are out the next day that is unacceptable and really hurts the quality of life in our city >> our city has problems like cities all over the country. one i know you're familiar with, washington square park i happened to live in that neighborhood during the pandemic a lot of homeless people started sleeping there, gangs ended up there. now there's a series of parties that spring up there with people from all over the city
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it's fairly out of control as the city's admitted. but if you come in with a long arm and show these teams of people clearing people out, what's no good where's the nuance >> you're right, sometimes when people talk about using washington square park issue, it's just for the affluent new yorkers that live around the park, that is not true i walk around the park every day and i'm often there, and my son, as we walk through there, someone was injecting themselves with heroin right there in the park that is not what our parks should be made of. we should temporarily close down the park to do a massive cleaning then before closing the park down, for a period of time, two weeks, clean the park get it back in order. prior to doing that, we should go there on the ground, interact with people and give them the services they need those who are homeless, let's find housing for them, wraparound services. those who have drug users, let's
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get those who deal with mental health illnesses and other issues that people are facing and give them the support. let's spend some time really giving the services in the park. close it down, clean it, and then reopen the park with a clear set of guidelines and rules. >> you've met with the president on gun violence, 376 shootings, mass shootings across the country this year alone. the gun violence problem, is there a wray to solve it in this country under the current political climate? >> yes, we have in america some of the finest law enforcement entities on the federal, state and city level what i shared with the president that we need to do the same thing we did when we saw the world trade center attacked with terror im. we need to do the same with guns and gangs. share information, zero in on it we have to be honest, we've ignored the handgun crisis that is predominantly in black, brown
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and poor communities we went after assault weapons but did not deal with the handguns let's stop the flow, go after illegal dealers and zero in on gangs across our country, specifically in new york city. >> eric adams on crime in america. thank you. governor gavin newsom in california cracking down on crime at retail stores the governor signed a bill today. it would allow special task forces to focus on the problem the move comes after several viral videos that you probably saw showing people smashing store windows and shoplifting right in the middle of the day with how business owners are now responding >> reporter: in california, a pack of thieves flees with arms full of merchandise. in new york, moth another group strikes. this isn't candy bars.
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this is hundreds of dollars in merchandise. >> what we're seeing is the growth of organized retail crime. they prey on vulnerable folks. they'll go to a juvenile, a homeless person. here's a hundred bucks, here's a list of things we need you to go in and steal they'll often return them form gift cards we filmed this open market where police said stolen items are offered up each morning. a report found that more than $700,000 per billion in sales is lost to this sort of theft less than a tenth of a percent doesn't sound like much, but in an industry where some items are sold at cost just to bring customers in, it's a big number. if you're a major national retailer facing a shoplifting epidemic, what do you do here in san francisco six target stores are going to try to reduce exposure by limiting operating hours. walgreen's blames this kind of
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theft for closing 17 locations retailers report a 60% increase in dollars lost, due to reduced staff during the pandemic and low morale, new hands-off store policies and low penalties california raised the threshold for a felony charge from $250 to $950 >> some people calculate, i don't want to go over the $950 let me steal $949 worth of property >> reporter: that means stores need to be willing to detain someone. >> if it's a misdemeanor, that arrest has to be a private person's arrest. >> reporter: retailers keep low-cost items even under lock and key. customers are forced to buzz associates for every day items from toothpaste to the six pack of beer. is organized retail theft a big enough deal that it's going to
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change stores. >> a lot of retails are considering closing or curtailing hours in a lot of different markets in large part because of theft something that may seem innocuous and harmless is not. it's scary, extremely expensive. and somebody all they got to do, i don't like this. i'm going to order somewhere else >> reporter: shep, industry experts tell me that retailers have in fact been experimenting with facial recognition systems and have used the technology to identify roving group of thieves. one experimental system gives you and i a choice as customers. we can buzz over an associate to open the case or scan our ow n feature n features into facial recognition. they are worried that surveilling their customers may drive customers away
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>> thank you our crime in america series continues tomorrow night, including local reporting out of philadelphia with more than 300 homicides in philly so far this year, we'll hear from grief counselings kous before they turn violent, tomorrow nights counselors ho the investigation on the capitol falling apart. two of the republican picks rejected both parties trading blows as we hear from the only republican who's actually on board. and some of the richest men of all the world have reached space. but thanks to a brand new proposal, return trips may cost quite a bit more
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in washington, the house in washington, the how use speaker nancy pelosi cut two republicans from serving on the committee to investigate the insurrection now kevin mccarthy is threatening to pull all his appointees speaker pelosi vetoed jim jordan of ohio and jim banks of indiana. on january 6, both congressmen voted to overturn the election results. even after trump supporters stormed the capitol. today leader mccarthy called speaker pelosi's veto an egregious abuse of power >> this panel has lost all legitimacy and credibility. shows exactly what i warned back at the beginning of january.
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that pelosi would play politics with this. >> congresswoman liz cheney, speaker pelosi's republican appointee blasted leader h mccarthy's comments. >> the rhetoric that we have heard from the minority leader is disingenuous. at every opportunity the minority leader has attempted to prevent the american people from understanding what happened, to block this investigation the idea that anybody would be playing politics with an attack on the united states capitol is despicable and disgraceful >> of course congressmen stripped chaney of her power a few months ago after she called out former president trump's big lie over the election. >> the reality of this situation is that this january 6 committee is going to begin its work and have its first hearing, regardless of how all this shakes out
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speaker pelosi had vetoed two of house minority leader kevin mccarthy's picks for this committee, and mccarthy has threatened to withdraw all five of them, unless someone of them backs down, the commit setee is going to have to move forward with seven democrats and one republican the situation is that both parties are getting essentially a bit of what they want here democrats wanted to do serious investigations on the attack republicans have never been that enthusiastic about investigating that attack for the politically awkward fact that it was supporters of donald trump who ransacked the capitol. they can move on as mccarthy suggested, to investigating other things, things like antifa and those associated with the political left speaker pelosi's members have a
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quorum to begin the work next week when it will hear from police officers in d.c. metro police and capitol police who were defending against the attack >> thank you a state of emergency, a dangerous virus, a ban on spectators not ideal conditions for any event. how olympic organizers plan to pull it off. plus another day, another athlete tests positive for covid. we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc
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with humira, remission is possible. the biggest names in business talking crypto. that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money. tesla's elon musk and jack dorsey discussing cryptocurrency at the b-word conference some say bitcoin will be the currency of the internet at some point. kath manipulating y wood prices >> i mights prinedictingi don't dump i would like to see bitcoin app succeed. >> house democras will be built on bitcoin. a house democrat taking aim at the billionaire space race with taxes proposing now the securing protections against carbon emissions or space acts.
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it aims to charge 10% per passenger tax, similar to those on airline tickets and baby showers re-imagined for the business world get this, entrepreneurs are now throwing business showers for their new ventures the goal build community support for their new endeavor, whatever it may be one company even offering a virtual kit called startup stork. congratulations, you're having an llc on wall street the dow up again 286. s&p up 36. the nasdaq up 133. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news the new bill inspired by britney spears lawmakers from bothparties taking on conservatorships but can they actually pass
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legislation that can help? inside a booming market for trading cards. s see the tiny pieces of paper worth millions and collectors willing to spend big and let the games begin, even as another u.s. athlete tests positive for covid >> team usa beach volleyball player taylor crabbe could miss the summer games he got the diagnosis shortly after he landed in japan we don't know whether he was vaccinated but crabbe joins three other u.s. athletes who've tested positive the tennis star, coco gauff, and katie lou samuelsson the news comes as covid cases continue to rise in tokyo. tom llamas is there for us covid continues to be a problem at the olympics. >> reporter: it does shep. great to be with you more than 80 people involved
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with the olympics have tested positive for covid near tokyo or elsewhere in the country amber hills is ranked number one in the world and she tested positive for covid in her home country, so she's not going to be able to make it to tokyo. this is looming large over the tokyo games as tokyo itself is dealing with a 150% increase in new infections week to week. one of the head covid experts here that sitting often a panel that advises the tokyo government said at this rate, they'll have about 2600 new infections in two weeks. so people in tokyo are very concerned about covid. part of the problem, only 23% of them have, are fully vaccinated. so a the ln a lot of the frustr have been projected on the olympics i've been in tokyo and out of quarantine and asked people, are you excited about the olympics and they tell you straight to your face, no, we're not
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excited. we're very concerned we're going to watch on television but we're not happy that the olympics are here. the train has left the station competition has begun in tokyo i spoke with the pitcher who pitched a shutout, she said it was weird to take the mounds and look out and not see her family in the stands. they are so happy to be here softball hasn't been to the olympics since 2008. they were happy to represent team usa and had disappointment last year with the games being postponed. the arch rival knocked them out of the quarter finals in rio sl. they're the world cup defending champs i'm sure they'll be able to co they just weren't redady. i'm sure the soccer team will be able to come back. >> for the first time, team usa
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will have two flag bearers at the opening ceremony one of them will be the women's basketball star sue bird this morning on the "today" show, she spoke about what it means to carry the flag. >> i've been asked what my favorite olympic memory is of course winning gold medals is number one outside of that, it's my answer, true to form, i swear, when dawn staley, who's now my coach, who was a teammate in 2004, grot selected to be the flag bearer, it was the coolest thing at my first olympics, we got to be at the first of the line. >> she joins eddie alvarez the announcement comes as first lady dr. jill biden landed in alaska before heading to tokyo she's scheduled to lead the u.s. delegation so far olympic organize errs h
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have not released very much information about the ceremony even though the venue will be largely empty. after a billion dollar make over to increase capacity, tokyo's historic olympic stadium will host fewer than 10,000 people, most of them dignitaries, sponsors and vips. in keeping with tradition, the white house says the first lady jill biden will attend just as she did in 2010 at the vancouver games. this time she's going solo >> you have to be mentally prepared to g. >> reporter: so are many athletes, friends and families >> that will make me cry >> it's awful. we're not going to have fans >> reporter: team usa will once again wear ralph lauren, only this time they get a new ac accessory. they will pay tribute to those
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who died in the pandemic this year's theme, "united by emotion" and they promise the twgames wil be more inclusive than ever before instead of one flag bearer, most country also have two, a man and woman. >> hjapan is very cognizant of inequities that have been accentuated in our pandemic world in japan as elsewhere. and they're very intent on trying to deal with these inequalities >> host cities fill the ceremonies with celebrations of their culture. tokyo should be no different that would include japanese icons like super mario and hello kitty. both made cameos in 2016 as rio handed the baton to tokyo.
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>> since 1964, japan and its global soft power has been defined less by kimono, less by these traditional arts and crafts and more by animation and you're going to definitely see more of that >> for hundreds of years the olympics have endured through challenging times. and organizers say they're hopeful they will again. and the summer olympics in tokyo just about a day away. you can watch the games across all of our properties, including those i'll be hosting in prime time starting right here, cnbc havana syndrome, figuring out who and what is behind it. now the cia will get the help of the person who tracked down osama bin laden. and no opioid sales for ten years. just part of the giant deal reached today between johnson & johnson and multiple states.
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the disgrace the disgraced movie mogul harvey weinstein pleading not gil guilty in a los angeles courtroom today to sexual assault and rape he appeared in a wheelchair. a jury kconvicted him in new york his lawyers tried stopy in l extradition to california blue l but lost a lengthy court battle. drug companies settling for a land mark $26 billion. the deal with the distributors, mckesson, card until health and
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amerisourcebergen. state and local governments accuse the companies of fueling the opioid oepidemic, which has killed 500,000 americans here's cnbc's me behind theg landmark 1998 settlement with tobacco compantirrelor for more than $200 billion >> these companies continue to profit off the misery, the death and destruction nationwide and today we put an end to it. >> the deal doesn't cover purdue pharma and the sackler family. negotiating a separate settlement as purdue goes through bankruptcy and it's not a completely done deal yet at least 14 states express support for the settlement,
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all states have 30 days so sign. if a certain threshold isn't met, the deal may fall apart none of those involved admitted wrong doing. they expect more than 40 states will sign on unlike in the tobacco settlement which saw the money being put to other uses in states, this money is to be used to address the opioid crisis. >> it will bring desperately-needed resources to our state, an estimated $750 million here to help those find freedom from addiction and happiness. >> not allstate states are on bd one saying it's not enough money and they think the
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republicans have blocked a vote to start debaty can do bet erb better in court. republicans have stopped a debate on an infrastructure pack the nsenate majority leader say it's time to get the ball rolling. what happens next? >> reporter: well, shep, they keep talking even though the vote did fail along party lines. every republican opposed it. the vibe on the hill was still pretty positive. you could even see mark warner and republican susan collins chatting and laughing on the senate floor while the vote was taking place they're two of the senators who have been deeply involved. moments after it failed the bipartisan group released a statement saying they've made significant progress in their discussions and they're
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optimistic they can advance this historic bipartisan proposal to strengthen america's infrastructure and create good-paying jobs in the coming days that could be as soon as monday, but they just weren't ready today. >> there's no outcome yet. no bipartisan agreement. no text. nothing for the congressional budget office to evaluate. and certainly nothing on which to vote. not yet. >> and even though he pushed ahead with the vote, senate majority leader chuck schumer tried to lower the stakes. >> i've been very clear about what this vote is. this vote is only the first step in the legislative process on the senate floor this vote is not a deadline to have every final detail worked out. it is not an attempt to jam anyone >> now this all went down while president biden was on his way to ohio to drum up support for
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infrastructure white house press secretary-general psaki did down play it as part of the legislative process, and when president biden was asked if he thinks he'll be able to get a deal, the president was confident and said yes, we will. there is one issue that is gaining bipartisan support on capitol hill, and that's conservatorships catapulted into the spotlight by the free britney movement. democrat congresswoman shirley krist and nancy mace unveiled the free act they say it would give m protections to those under conservatorships democratic senator elizabeth warren called on the federal government to provide more data on conservatorships. this comes after last month. britney spears testified in
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court that her situation was abusive and she wanted her dad's control over her life to end david henderson now, civil rights attorney, form he prosecutor, cnbc contributor lega legally, what sort of impact could this have? >> it's not going have much of an impact on britney's case, and honestly, britney doesn't need it the only reason she's able to get it rolling is the reason why. the name say it is all, freedom and right to emancipation. it's going to garner more information about who's in a conservatorship. people have the right to have a public guardian appointed and they have the right to have an independent caseworker evaluate what's going on. >> so not for britney but for others and for the future this could have a real impact >> it really could, shep
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it's hard to think why people would rally around britney if it's just a case about a pop star it's more than that and it's sort of like choose your own adventure novel. >> go ahead. >> i was going to say maybe it's because many of us were in on it we read all the clips, read all about her life and laughed and talked about it or i used to host a newscast on another network and night after night we had a segment, america's brit brit tonight and we would lay it all out. in hindsight it's embarrassing you worry about people in this situation. how do you get out of it i don't understand it. >> that's a good point i think that's part of the reason why we have this act. if you look at britney's case, the only reason we knew about it at all is because it happened during the pandemic. if it hadn't been during the pandemic, we wouldn't have heard
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anything about it. i agree with everything you just said and also most of us fear that one of our parents will be elderly one day and we worry about how their needs will be provided for this hits at the heart of that issue. >> at the vulnerable here and everywhere david always good to talk to you, thank you >> likewise. a cia task force is investigating the havana syndrome and the leader of that task force is a veteran officer ens trumtsal in hunting down and finding osama bin laden. nbc news confirm ted that today. this person is a tenured veteran. at least 200 americans have reported cases of this havana syndrome in every coulntinent except antarctica. many report hearing a strange loud piercing or grinding noise. a tiny piece of cardboard worth $1.5 million the trading card market is
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vine . the market for trading cards is booming right now ebay reports people have already spent more than $1 billion just this year. company officials say about 139 cards are sold every single minute and when you do the math, that's more than 8,000 an hour. and a whopping 200,000 cards a day. trading hands online market place. collectors with big and small budgets treating them as big investments with some of them behind the trading card boom, here's andrea day. >> reporter: trading cards, from pokemon to baseball, are skrobting in value some of the tiny pieces of cardboard far outpacing the stock market and collectors from moms to zupsuper rich deejays ae cashing in
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steve aoki was card obsessed during a kid and during the pandemic got back into it. >> i'm still heavily involved in buying and not really selling so much >> reporter: how much have you spent so far >> oh, already a million >> reporter: the famous deejay has taken a job at ebay, promoting the trading card market place >> my top dollar was this right here called the illustrator. and this is the most-desirable, rare pokemon card ever i bought this for $420,000 this thing's 100% over 1.5 >> reporter: am i a bad mom because i think i threw out my kid's pokemon collection >> my parents threw out all my cards. i think you're one of a gasl moms >> reporter: but not this mom of three. >> we keep our cards in closets, on beds, in binders.
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we are card-collecting family. >> reporter: they started collecting a few years ago when her husband had trouble finding cards at stores she was bit by the collecting bug. >> we got a luka doncic card that now sells for $800. >> reporter: that's a 7,900% increase on her investment and it's sparked even more collecting. >> we spend about $1200 to $2,000 a month on cards. h my goodness, that's a lot of money. >> reporter: the boxes of cards, she says, an investment for her children >> it will definitely be an asset for them >> here's the kobe >> reporter: and for collectors on a budget, websites like raleigh are making it easier to get in on the action
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>> this fractional share opportunity is a great way to invest and not take on the risk of owning the whole thing. >> reporter: he and his two kids recently purchased two $25 shares of this original pokemon card set current value, around $125,000 >>it's very fun to do it with my dad. >> reporter: and dad's hoping the passion for pokemon turns into a valuable lesson >> i hope to teach him that a $25 investment a very rare pokemon set that could be worth five times the investment. >> reporter: and shep, talk about investing. you know steve's pokemon cards that we told you about earlier he is so sure those are going to skyrocket in value, he's not storing them at home, no he's got them locked up at a top-secret vault off-site, just like a pakau sew. first murder more
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inevitables, then cicadas. then the cicada upgrade to once infected with fungus-fueled stds they all pale in comparison to this new thing the acid-squirting land lobsters from hell, that's what one lobster called them. vinegaroon is the official name. when prompted, they shoot a vinegar-like acid out their tails. most recently spotted in big ben national park in west texas. vinegaroons are nocturnal, live mostly underground and rare that they make human contact. but when it rains they come out of their burrows, looking to mate and eat, weary told pro tip. the park service says they're relatively harmless, unless you annoy them. >> 60 seconds on a race to the
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finish extreme weather sweeping the world. at least 25 people dead in china after the heaviest rainfall there in a thousand years. a fourth u.s. athlete has tested positive for covid just before the opening ceremonies nbc news confirms taylor crabbe will miss the games after he tested positive after landing in japan. kevin mccarthy threatening to boycott the committee to investigate the capitol insurrection after speaker pelosi rejected two of his appointees now you know the news for this wednesday, july 21st, 2021 follow us on twitter, and listen on apple, spotify and your favorite podcast platform. when technology is easier to use... ♪
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-uh-oh, holy. he don't know which way it's coming from now. -oh, i know. -attaboy, bull. cut that ring off. -come on. come on. come on. -remember evander holyfield? -holyfield has stunned bowe. -he used to earn $25 million when he stepped into the ring and called this 109-room mansion home. today, his fortune is gone, and he lives in this modest two-bedroom condo. -about 30 more seconds, you ain't going to be able to do it. -but i think i can get the former champ back in the game. ♪♪ entertainers and athletes are some of the best paid people in the world, and they live a high-price lifestyle that goes with it.

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