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natalie morales: that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm natalie morales. thank you for watching. time is running out on the air lift from afghanistan. i'm shepherd smith this is the news on cnbc president biden sticks to his deadline >> we are currently on a pace to finish by august the 31st. >> critics pounce and hope fades for afghans, families trying to get out, forced to wait in raw sewage tonight, rare reporting from outside the airport walls. covid and kids, cases and hospitalizations on the rise schools disrupted and now
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another threat 34making the situation worse. snshg's first woman governor >> i want people to believe in their governor again >> the challenge she inherits on day one. >> as her disgraced predecessor loses his emmy award and digital dunkirk, the group using satellite images to help allies escape the taliban a full movie blitz by netflix and selling gangster history. al capone's personal auction >> live from cnbc, the facts the truth. the news with shepherd smith good evening the deadline stands. president biden says the u.s. is on track to finish vehicleses from kabul in just one week, but he says it all depends on the
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taliban. >> the completion by august 31st depends upon the taliban continuing to cooperate and allow access to the airport for those who are transporting out and no disruptions to our operation. in addition, i've asked the pentagon and the state department forcontingency plan toes adjust the timetable should that become necessary. >> the taliban has warned there will be consequences if the u.s. stays past august 31st and is refuse to go allow any more afghans to leave the country desperation grows outside the airport in kabul where afghans have been wading through sewage as they beg to get on flights. evacuations continue to ramp up significantly with each passing day. since yesterday, the white house says over a 24-hour period, the u.s. military and coalition planes air lifted more than 2 21,000 people. you can see they've increased
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exponentially. but it's becoming clear and more clear that many thousands of afghans who helped the united states military during two decades of war will not make it out in time. the big question now that hasn't yet been answered, how many americans are still in afghanistan? where are they prk says secretary of state anthony blinken will give a detailed report on that tomorrow we begin our coverage with peter alexander. >> facing pressure from foreign allies and allies at home, president biden announcing that key headline, no change in the timeline saying the u.s. remain owes pace to finish by august 31st he also noted this crucial caveat that he has asked the pentagon and state department for contingency plans if needed and completion by tend of the month is very much continued on this coordination with the taliban, including most notably access to the airport. but the president warned he has been briefed about the threat of a terror attack there.
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>> every day we're on the ground is another day we know that isis is seeking to target the airport. >> the president's announcement follows a secret meeting between burns and a taliban leader tonight, some top democrats arguing it will be unlikely to get all americans and afghans out within just seven days many republicans slamming the president for the chaotic withdraw >> he will have blood on his hands. people are going to die and they're going to be left behind. >> the white house says the evacuations have accelerated 12,000 people now in just the last 12 hours, but they also add a striking acknowledgement, which is do get u.s. troops and officials out of afghanistan by the 31st
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evacuations will ever to wind down even sooner >> thank you evacuations will likely slow down greatly by friday to give u.s. troops time to get out of there. that's according to the reporting of nbc news. courtney covers the pentagon what does abiding by this deadline mean for the military's operation in kabul >> so they're working towards this august 31st deadline. as peter was pointing out, they have made a lot of progress in getting americans and other evacuees out particularly in the last 48 hours. but if you're talking about having to get all u.s. military, and that's about 6,000 people there at kabul airport, and the remaining americans who were part of the embassy and the , ts going to take three or even for days just to get those people safely out of the airport. so when you backtrack from there, now you're talking about the end of this week that they're going to have to start moving u.s. military out of kabul if they want to meet that august 31st deadline
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because of this, this means that the evacuations are going to slow down. so think about it, as there are fewer u.s. troops on the ground, fewer evacuees will be able to get into the airport and get out on these flights and that is leading to a lot of frustration among the defense officials who i've been speaking to because there's a realization that they're simply not going to be able to get a time of the afghans who have been supporting the u.s. military and the state department for two decadeses, they're not going to be able to get them and their families out before the time the u.s. troops have to start leaving there. this is a sentiment that's felt in department of homeland security, even some people at state department who are frustrated that these afghans who have been supporting the u.s. may not be able tomake it to safety and this is something that is only going to grow as the week goes on and it becomes more and more clear that many of these afghans will be left
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behind what we've rarely seen here is what it looks like along the lines. so many have helped our troops over decades of war and are now stuck with their families in the scorching heat in a sewage canal knowing their protectors are about to fly away to safety and leave them behind pup up close, here is our sister network sky news chief correspondent stewart ramsey >> it's as bad as it gets now. thousands pore thousands trapped. soldiers having to decide who stays and who goes nobody planned this. it's just how $. the hours are counting down and they know it risk failure or go home and await whatever may happen at the
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hands of their new masters and hope it's not fate this is absolutely awful the would-be evacuees are standing up to their knees in a sewage-filled canal. the stench is indescribable. some have been here for days remember the heat, the lack of water, the lack of food and the conditions they're in are a cocktail just as lethal as any bullet when they can identify people with the right papers to travel, they're pulled from the canal. the soldiers and the strongest stooping down to grab their families, often huge extended families and out of the water. they emerge dripping wet, but relieved that nightmare is over it doesn't, however, doesn't mean it's about to get any easier this is just the point where their right to travel will be considered they can still be rejected
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the numbers of tiny children enduring all this is heartbreaking. it must be so, so scary. it's noisy here. there are gun shouts all the time what does this little boy think? sits in his father's arms protected in the sun by an umbrella, an occasional stroke to comfort him that's all his dad with do, really, just comfort him >> there's a real sense that people are beginning to expect this is coming to an end they're really, really desperate. they're trying to show their paperwork, trying to show that they perhaps should be looked at it's really desperate. that is the pretty much hopeless column we're told, but i can see all sorts of passports from different countries. the fact is that when the withdrawal happens, it's always going to be difficult because the soldiers can't keep working up until the last minute they have to start withdrawaling in the days leading up to their
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departure. how are they going to deal with these people when that happens, we just don't know >> the taliban are relieving the pressure on the process because they're stopping people coming now. those aren't foreign special forces that's the taliban special forces, more heavily armed than others and now slowly taking control of the processing point. beyond the british lines, they direct the human traffic from above. there's no choice from the soldiers this is the only way things can get done >> stewart ramsey at the wall at the airport in kabul he reports the soldiers there, british soldiers he's watching are exhausted, some working multiple days in a row with only a few hours rest here and there. later tonight on the news, digital dunkirk. we'll hear from some of the veterans leading the effort to locate and rescue afghan partners a desperate message from the governor of hawaii the covid delta surge so bad in
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>> the cdc director today, some local leaders tightening restrictions once again to try to take pressure off the strained hospitals hawaii first there the governor is urging tourists stay away imagine that from hawaii he says it's too risky to travel to the islands right now the governor also put capacity limits on indoor gatherings, capping them at just ten people. in oregon the governor there just announced an outdoor mask requirement for everybody. vaccinated or not. the new rule takes effect on friday meantime, the cdc still advising everybody at risk, do not get on a cruise ship. the notice comes after a 77-year-old died of covid aboard a carnival cruise liner. in a statement, the company officials responded writing in part, the guest almost certainly did not contract covid on our ship nationwide more than 180,000 kids tested positive for covid just last week that's according to the american academy of pediatrics and the children's hospital association. you can see here infections among kids increased
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sharply over the past month, but still not as high as the record set back in january, about 211,000. of course all the schools aren't open yet and schools nationwide that are open are feeling the impact. in indiana where classrooms just reopened, more than 3,500 students tested positive just last week. in mississippi, roughly 30,000 students and teachers are in quarantine because of covid outbreaks. in central florida, more than 7,000 public school students already pivoted back to remote learning first, our senior health and science correspondent. meg, concern of the number of children stricken will only grow now. is that the prediction >> yeah, shep. as more and more schools get back in session, cases are likely to continue to rise that's for a few reasons, beyond the fact that delta is twice as transmissible as previous trains of the virus kids are an especially susceptible population those under 12 aren't yet
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eligible for the vaccine those that are eligible aren't getting vaccinated at high rates. >> we have kids undervaccinated in the group that can be vaccinated then we have kids that cannot be vaccinated in the same areas or schools that are commingling, and that's why we are seeing an increase in cases. >> now, about 34% of kids 12 to 15 are fully vaccinated compared with 63% of people over 18 beyond that, masking and social distancing has declined, according to dr. paul of the children's hospital of philadelphia he says he's worried in particular about an unexpected uptick in the multisystem inflammatory syndrome seen in children that can arise after mild or asymptomatic transmissions. those trail cases by a few weeks. misc affects about one in three thousand, he says. and overall severe disease from
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covid is lower in kids than older people less than 2% of kids with covid have been hospitalized and 0.03% have died. still hospitals across the country are seeing waves of other viruses like rsv, also filling beds out of season. >> when you put it together, it really creates almost a perfect storm of activity at a time when our children's hospitals normally this time of year see very light volume of respiratory illnesses. >> and doctors say the best protection is for everyone around kids to get vaccinated. shep >> meg, thanks codirector of the center for vaccine development at texas children's hospital. he's a pediatrician. doctor, thanks as always ohio warning that winter viruses
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spiking among kids it is only august. how concerned should parents be? >> yeah. i think it's because the kids weren't able to interact with one other for a long time during all of the disruption. and, so, this created populations of kids who didn't have natural immunity to things like respiratory virus what you are seeing now in pediatric hospitalizations are lots of co-infections with covid and rsv and even severe rsv, especially among the younger kids unfortunately now we're heading into influenza season. so as if things weren't complicated enough, right? but, you know, we have got this steep acceleration of covid-19 across the south and unfortunately, this has picked up steam and has a really high course of infection so i'm quite worried for the nation right now on what's going to come as schools continue to open.
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>> we'll watch it. doctor, oregon bringing back mask mandates for outdoor events, vaccinated or not when you can't socially distance regardless is there some sort of data that shows outdoors is dangerous all of a sudden? >> it is not that outdoors is dangerous. it depends on what you are doing. if you are exercising or if you are walking in the neighborhood, it is probably fine to be without a mask but if you are in crowded conditions outside, this is pretty highly transmissible. so certainly any kind of sporting event, music event you would not want to go in there without a mask and we're going to have to readjust because now we're learning from what's happening in israel what the full-on force of the delta variant is like and, you know, unfortunately, we're only 51% fully vaccinated as a country and, so, we failed you know, we were looking really good in march and april and then everything kind of shut down and in many regions of the country like in the south. so now you have got only 30%, 40% of the adults vaccinated in
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the south and you see what happens. and delta is just ripping through it and so many young people are being hospitalized. the big question is how we get through this as a nation are things going to be so accelerated right now that we're going to see this tear through the rest of the country and we're now realizing with the variant that this transmissible, we have to get to 85%, maybe 90% of the country vaccinated. that's 85%, 90% of the country which means all of the adults and all of the adolescents if we're really going to get past this this is why he's giving these extended time frames before we get out of covid-19. it is not anything magical about the time it's when we've got so many people refusing how we get to those high numbers. >> a problem of our own making thank you. universities are grappling with covid and another unseen threat as well one that could cost those universities millions. the warnings being issued on campuses big and small the new york governor now,
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kathy hochul entering her job in the middle of a political firestorm over covid rules and much more. how she's handling the pressure over vaccine and mask mandates her response next.
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citing the new york attorney general's report that he harassed 11 women, allegations he denied. they awarded cuomo the emmy last year for his coronavirus news briefings. the state's new governor marking her first day in office. her swearing in means the nation has nine women governors tieing a record set back in 2004. governor hochul says she wants her big accomplishment to be restoring faith in the office. >> i want people to believe in their governor again it's important to me that people have faith >> governor hochul steps into a heated political moment in new york, fighting with covid mandates, covering the governor's first day. >> new york's first female governor spent part of her address introducing herself to new yorkers as the women who can get the job done before turning to the primary task at hand, covid-19 her predecessor advised her to institute vaccine mandates for
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state employees. she did not go so far but she did tell new yorkers they should expect some vaccine requirements will be coming and with a big focus on education she made an announcement for how the state would handle vaccines at schools. >> we need to require vaccinations for all school personnel with an option to test out weekly, at least for now to accomplish this in new york, we need partnerships with all levels of government, and i'm working now on getting this done. >> the weekly testing puts her at odds with new york city mayor bill de blasio who just this week removed the testing option. she criticized the slow pace of getting covid relief funds and lastly, another big priority for her, a change in culture she says she will be overhauling the sexual harassment and ethics policies at the state level. she also said she'll take the next 45 days to decide which staffers from the previous administration will stay and
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which will leave the executive office and she's already making some changes announcing her top aids. >> dr. burns, thanks. you have heard it all pandemic long. buyers struggling to find homes. and the ones listed crazy expensive. so nearly two years into this, where does the housing market actually stand the vice president's flight abroad delayed the havana syndrome suspected. new reporting on what happened and afghan refugees speaking out as they land in america. thousands more await rescue back in kabul tonight one veteran's mission to get them out as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc lebon a date night ♪ ♪ got that bourbon street steak with the oreo shake ♪ ♪ get some whipped cream on the top too ♪
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two new reads on the hot housing market show underlying demand is still strong sales of previously owned homes rose 2% from june to july, up for the second straight month, while the sales of new homes increased 1% in the same period. and that's the first time it's gone up in four months prices still continue to push through the roof, too. but this month there has been a bit of a shift here's cnbc's real estate correspondent. >> reporter: at an open house last weekend in suburban dallas, there were far fewer potential
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buyers than in previous months. >> part of the market is pulling back because they're disillusioned because of the high prices. >> reporter: the median price of an existing home in july was up nearly 18% from a year ago, the same for new construction. prices in dallas fort worth up 17%. >> because we had so many multiple offers in the second quarter, they sold at a higher price. so that higher price is what's starting to set the new comps. >> reporter: the homebuilders reported buyer traffic in august dropped to the lowest level in over a year, and realtors say showings are down as well. those buyers who are out looking are less optimistic, more realistic. >> it's sad because people, i think, are not getting what they exactly want but they're
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settling for what they get. >> reporter: jason and his family have been looking for about a year. >> in the last couple of months, i would it's been harder, more difficult. we have lived here for 11 years. we're looking to upgrade, and it seems like the prices are going up faster. >> reporter: so why are buyers still willing to try >> as much as the delta variant that they are seeing prices in flight and that they are afraid that with all the transplants that are coming in to the dfw area they are -- they believe that the prices are going to be higher next year >> reporter: there is more supply coming on the market, not enough but at least some builders are still not producing enough to meet demand at a higher cost for land, labor and materials. it is likely sales will come down in the coming months simply due to weaker affordability. prices, though, will take longer to come back to earth. >> thanks. a retail giant makes a bid for your delivery dollar, and that's what's topping cnbc on the money. walmart taking aim at the $83 billion local and same day delivery market. the new service called golocal will deliver goods sold by other businesses to customers.
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the actual delivery is scheduled to begin in time for the holiday shopping season. they will use gig workers, other delivery workers to make those deliveries it will be a white label service, meaning delivery will not be in walmart labeled vehicles. four years ago grammy winner lil nas x worked at a taco bell. now he's back on the payroll there as chief impact officer. e the chain putting him in the honorary position to help with its brand experience and starbucks dropping its fall coffee menu today thanks, starbucks. the coffee chain kicking off the season with an apple crisp macchiato. the drink features apple and brown sugar flavors topped with caramelized apple drizzle. if that's not your jam, fear not. pumpkin spice latte is also back also from dunkin.
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dow up 31. s&p up 7 nasdaq up 77 7 nasdaq u i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it is the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news. havana syndrome strikes u.s. diplomats in vietnam and delays the vice president's trip. what we're learning about the mysterious incidents. cyber attacks on schools the growing threat from hackers and the financial impact on institutions big and small and leaving no afghan ally behind veterans unite for their own operation. >> the effort to get afghans out of the country drawing comparisons to a rescue mission from world war ii, dunkirk ordinary civilians sailed hundreds of their own boats into the channel to rescue trapped forces the story depicted in the movie
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of the same name you see >> what do you see >> home. >> well, now veterans and others here at home and abroad wish they could fly in their own planes to rescue their allies in afghanistan. but since that's not possible, they're doing what they can, organizing an online network to help coordinate a way for people to flee the taliban and escape kabul. the effort dubbed digital dunkirk. army veteran, former combat adviser with the afghan security forces, co-founder of the truman project and an active member of digital dunkirk. matt, thank you so much. i understand satellite images are being analyzed as part of it
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>> yeah. you know, sort of the same way our old tactical operation centers worked when we were mt. military we divided ourselves by our trained skill set. you have people pulling commercial grade satellite imagery in realtime using people on the ground to walk-through kabul and update where those check points are and then we've got people in communication with our afghan interpreters and their families on the ground and we're helping them navigate those check points, get to the airport, get through the lines at the airport using our relationships with people who are currently actively serving in the marines, in the army or there in the airport right now and then
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trying to get them desperately on to flights because at this point it's clear the united states government is going to abandon these people to die. at this point their only hope are the american people who are doing everything they possibly can to ensure that we keep this promise. >> you called this many weeks ago right here you said it would happen now the taliban says it won't let afghans leave, and the president won't extend the withdrawal deadline. how many allies are we risking abandoning here? and what is your message to president biden? >> at a minimum 50,000. >> oh, my god. >> could be more at least 50,000. my message to the president is simple this is a fundamental betrayal that american veterans will never forget or forgive. this will define his presidency. the number he is going to be graded upon, you know, fair or not, will be how many people were left behind, not how many people he saved because, let's be very clear about this, the association of wartime allies puts out a daily tracker we have been tracking how quickly the withdrawal has been going. we could have gotten every single one of them out if we had, at the current pace we are going at by september 5th. we needed five more days these people are at the gate they are now turning them away and that betrayal is a death sentence it means we're as complicit in that death sentence as the people who are about to execute it. >> where does this leave us in the eyes of the world? some world leaders have spoken
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out about it the white house, the machine is scheduling news conference after news conference through the day to try to control the narrative, but this elephant in the room is going nowhere. >> yeah. it is a really great question. i don't know, shep if the taliban can push us around, what does that day about russia and china it's a real concern for us i will tell you this the american people have not given up right now there is a project that is watching us into parts of afghanistan to retrieve people who are not in kabul. but it only included the folks in kabul we are tracking 50,000 people outside of kabul just because the u.s. government has given up on these people doesn't mean that american veterans have. we made these people a promise we will see it through. >> how will you do that once the cover of the military is gone and the taliban rule the day along with isis-k wandering around as their enemies.
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who knows what is going on. >> very carefully. we will have to do it very carefully. it will be a much more dangerous mission, but that's what we all signed up to do because we made these people a promise and we cannot leave them behind the only option is either that or death and we're not going to choose death we will choose to give these people some life. >> god speed thank you. governors from new jersey, utah, south carolina and kansas are among the many who say they're ready to take in these afghan refugees. the new jersey governor says a number of people will be arriving in his state soon. >> we're honored to do their part i wrote a letter the president yesterday that whatever we can do we want to be here and do the right thing. >> well, hundreds of refugees have already landed at dulles international in virginia just
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outside the district nbc news spoke with a teenager and an afghan women with their story. here's valerie castro. >> reporter: people fleeing afghanistan in the midst of the taliban takeover arrived in the u.s. this week suitcases full of belongings gathered in a rush. >> it was a nightmare. it was really horrible we got the news and they just told us to get out of our house since we have the u.s. passports. so we had to run we left everything there. >> reporter: sara is an american citizen who lives in virginia that spent the last nine months in kabul visiting family where her father is an interpreter they arrived in virginia after five days of travel, escaping a close call with the taliban. >> the taliban were outside of our house. when we made it, we got the news that the taliban was under our apartment. so if we were there for five more minutes, we would have met the taliban and who knows what would have happened. >> reporter: the rush to get to the airport in kabul has been dangerous.
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the rush to leave has led to trammelling deaths. >> it was really terrifying because they were using tearing gases as well as fighting. >> reporter: 25-year-old who now joins her husband in the u.s. recounting seeing children as young as six months old dying in the chaos. >> the children were dying because there were many people they were pushing that say they have to get to the flight here to the terminal. due to that, most of the children they were dying especially two years baby and as well as six months the baby. >> reporter: she left family behind, including a sister and worries for what the future holds for her. >> the taliban, they don't allow women to get outside of home, and they don't allow to go even to their job >> reporter: getting refugees out of afghanistan is just the first step refugee organizations and church groups are helping to get them settled. airbnb will provide temporary housing for 20,000 refugees here in the u.s. and around the world. the property host began to ask how they could help over the weekend.
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they now have a list to designate their openings. >> best of luck to all of them. u.s. officials tell nbc news at least two american diplomats need to be medically evacuated from vietnam after the mysterious havana syndrome incidents over the weekend they happened in hanoi, the capital. officials say the diplomats heard these strange sounds, consistent with the puzzling illnesses that appear to be targeting u.s. diplomats and spies and other government workers really around the world. after hearing loud piercing or grinding sounds, americans have had brain damage, vertigo and other symptoms u.s. officials have suspected russia might be using some sort of microwave device to attack or snoop on americans the kremlin has denied any involvement. help is coming to disaster victims in middle tennessee. president biden approving federal disaster relief as the state struggles to recover from
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devastating flooding that killed at least 18 people officials there say the previous count of up to 22 dead was a mistake. they say teams are still doing recovery efforts though, the number of missing people has also been fluctuating. among them a two-year-old boy. his mother said she wrapped him in her arms as she clung on to a clothesline all while trying to keep hold of her other four children she says he was pulled away by the current and is still missing. priscilla thompson in waverly tennessee for us tonight >> reporter: well, we talked so much about that devastation and loss and one of the things i have been struck by on the ground here is how this community has come together. so we are in the front yard. i want to give you a look around here all of this came from a facebook
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post shortly after those flood waters began to rush in. as you can see, dozens of pairs of shoes have been donated here in all sizes for children, adults, whoever needs them and inside the house, there are rooms full of cleaning supplies, nonperishable items, personal hygiene items. not to mention that over here you have bucket after bucket of clothing that has been donated volunteers sorting through everything people have been coming by getting trash bags full of clothing and other items not to mention the tons of water and food that they have been giving to folks here today and chelsea wasn't even here when those flood waters rushed in, but someone that she love was. take a listen to what she shared with us. >> we also got the message that our 19-year-old son was trapped in the local grocery store and couldn't get out we just knew that we had to hurry up and get home to help our town and our community >> reporter: and a glimmer of
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hope among all this loss her 19-year-old son was able to climb to the top of that grocery store and stay there for hours until the water receded. and now he's here today helping his mom give back to the community. >> in middle tennessee, thank you. the house today passed a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint it could fund a slew of social safety net programs including changes to medicare, education, tax laws and an expansion climate program. the straight party vote, a narrow 220-212 that means committees can now get to work on writing the actual bill, one that can pass both houses without republican support. the vote also paves the way to pass president biden's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill by september the 27th that was a condition of a deal speaker pelosi struck with a group of ten moderates in her own party, breaking a logjam that threatened to snowball into an internal crisis for democrats.
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kids are getting back to school school officials say covid delta really isn't the only threat they're also bracing for cyber attacks. georgetown university warning both students and staff keep an eye out for phishing e-mails and ransom ware. cyber security experts say hackers are targeting schools a
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lot more often and in some cases the outcomes can be devastating. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: just as k through 12 kids and college students return to what they hope is a full year of in person learning, this morning a new warning about the predators waiting just beyond the keyboard. cyber security firm check point software says hack attacks against education have already jumped a staggering 29% globally just this year in the u.s., up 17% with 443 attacks per organization per week phishing e-mails, identity threats and ransomwares attacks. >> they really didn't think of themselves as targets. but criminals have no honor. they will go after hospitals, and we have seen them go after schools. >> reporter: already attacked a long list of colleges and universities big and small,
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including ucla, the university of colorado system, university of maryland baltimore and the stanford school of medicine. also hundreds of school districts have been attacked including brow ward county, florida. toledo and the tiny new hall school district outside of los angeles. >> you're talking about 5 to 12-year-olds and shutting down their learning. >> reporter: students and teachers locked out of payroll, grades and lesson plans for nearly two weeks as hackers demanded money the superintendent admits they did not have a cyber attack response plan. >> i don't think most school districts have it in place they have it around earthquakes and school shooting and stuff like that, but i don't think most have a response manual connected to ransomware attacks. >> reporter: the superintendent won't say if the district paid to get the computers back, but ibm cyber security reports the
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average school hack costs nearly $3.8 million it comes in a year of escalating attacks. now congress is considering laws to require critical businesses to report all cyber attacks to homeland security. as schools are urged to double down on security right now block access to suspicious websites, regularly change all passwords. teach students and teachers e-mail security basics back up all systems offline. never skip a security update and hire a cyber security team if you can. for the news, i'm tom costello. some u.s. hotels are trying out a new business strategy. charging guests only for the services that they want. services tha they give it as an ala carte for amenities. need to check in early $20. want pool time on a saturday another $25. in return, customers pay lower nightly room rates but not all hotels are hopping
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onboard just yet >> reporter: frustrated by high hotel rates when you are only using your room to sleep we have all been there the fourth largest hotel owner in the u.s. is testing out a new pay as you go model that he thinks will fuel bookings. >> people can pay for what they get, which is what they want in the first place. >> reporter: moore says lower prices will incentivize customers to check into hotels, especially in big cities where occupancy rates have remained low. marriott is not onboard. the ceo recently saying customers don't want it. other travel experts say this concept could backfire. >> it is going to be harder to get money for some of these amenities if they're not already bundled in i think that hotels will find exactly how many people are really using the gym if they take this approach. >> reporter: so only a few
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