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and she deserves it. that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm andrea canning. thank you for watching. you, money." the news with shepard smith starts now >> if you refuse a subpoena from congress can you get away with that we're about to find out minutes from now i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc bannon h that we're about to find out minutes from now i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc steve bannon refuses to talk the january 6th committee brings the hammer a key vote this hour to hold him in contempt of congress. but how soon could he face criminal prosecution americans kidnapped in haiti. a local gang now demanding $17 million to release the missionaries the white house weighs in on whether to pay up. >> we'll be waiting to see if
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people are going to mix and match. >> the fda poised to allow a mix-and-match approach to covid boosters plus what we know about which shot provides the best >> how do you oppose the protection >> if you have a book on the holocaust and you have one that has other opposing, that has other perspectives -- >> how do you oppose the holocaust? >> an administrator pushes teachers to represent opposing views on the holocaust now a community speaks out at a tense school board meeting. >> there are not two sides to the holocaust. nazis systematically killed millions of people coaches fired for refusing to get the shot. national parks battling a spike in crowds. the new key to unlocking the origins of the universe. live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. tonight the congressional committee investigating the attack on our democracy on january 6th confronts its biggest challenge yet.
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trying to punish a witness who refuses to cooperate with the investigation. coming up in this hour the committee is set to vote and holds steve bannon in contempt of congress for defying its subpoena mr. trump's former chief strategist is refusing to turn over evidence or even to testife privilege. about his interactions with the then president leading up to the deadly insurrection. steve bannon has cited executive privilege. tonight's vote would start the process of seeking criminal charges against him and could send a message to other trump allies earlier this month politico reported mr. trump's lawyers told bannon and three other former trump aides to ignore the committee subpoenas. nbc's leigh ann caldwell live on capitol hill this all gets under way in lesss than a half hour. >> reporter: it sure does,
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shepard. in the next 30 to 60 minutes this could be done with as well. we expect the committee to act unanimously to refer a criminal contempt charge to the full house of representatives because after it gets out of committee it would go to the full house for a vote where it was also likely to pass we're told by sources that vote could happen as early as this week after that then the house would refer the criminal contempt charge to the department of justice where the criminal proceedings could get under way shortly after that now, all of this comes as the committee is trying to set an example with steve bannon because it is not just steve bannon they're worried about there are three other top associates of the former president including his former chief of staff mark meadows and former top adviser kash patel and another top adviser dan scavino who have not yet gotten this referral for criminal contempt we are told by committee sources meadows and patel are engaging the committee, a level lower than cooperating with the committee. we are told dan scavino has asked for some more time this is a process that is playing out, actually rather rapidly. congress usually moves quite
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slowly but in congress speak this is going very quickly another committee source has told me that while these are the high profile people there are a lot of other subpoenas that have been issued and a lot of other data they are trying to obtain from telecommunications and social media companies quickly another committee source has told me that while these are the high profile people there are a lot of other subpoenas that have been issued and a lot of other data they ar.e trying to obtain from telecommunications an this is just one facet companies this is just one >> thank you we'll follow the developments from capitol hill as the votes ahead. live updates as they happen. a notorious haitian gang is reportedly demanding $17 million in ransom for the release of a group of american and canadian missionariess haitian police and
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$1 million per hostage that is according to the reporting of "the wall street journal. it says haitian police and the fbi are in contact with the kidnappers police say the gang abducted the group on saturday. at the time they were leaving an orphanage in port-au-prince. they say the group of 17 hostages includes five children. nbc's sam brock now. we're learning more about these kids, sam. >> reporter: we have late breaking details, shep good evening and good to be with you. we spoke today with a pastor and church member in a community in west michigan where they say one family there had seven people going to haiti, two parents and five kids. of the five kids only one of them was over the age of 18. and the mom and the five kids were abducted. the husband was not there at the time so now he is standing by and waiting to find out what the haiti f his family is going to be
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the pastor there also saying they have taken trips to placesn haiti saying it could be a matter of weeks before this is resolved fbi agents and like kenya before. they understood the risks with haiti and went anyway. as for the $17 million ransom that comes courtesy of "the wall street journal" and confirmed and reported by the "new york times," krn, other outlets as well the justice minister in haiti saying it could be ad chin here is tim gallagher matter of weeks before this is resolved fbi agents and those with expertise say there are a number of factors right now working against this notorious gang not the least of which is they are holding 17 people captive who need food and water and supplie depriving this criminal organization of the money that will embolden them a and medicine they have to move their location as well to try to throw off authorities and of course it is americans and children here is tim gallagher a former
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special agent in charge talking about the importance of not making payments in this kind of situation. >> ransom payments are the fuel that drives these criminal organizations so the fbi is looking to rescue the individuals, rescue these victims, at the same time depriving this criminal organization of the money that will embolden them and have them potentially commit more acts like this in the future. >> reporter: i talked to a doctor who works in port-au-prince today if this doesn't give you a sense of what they are dealing with right now. she said what is going on right now affects every level of society from the rich down to the kids selling fruit on the side of the street they, too, are being swept up and kidnapped right now. that is a window into what is going on in haiti where there is a power vacuum no government infrastructure, no police, no military and gangs running rampant throughout the country. americans may soon be able to allow switch vaccines when v choosing a covid choosing a covid booster sources say fda could sign off on this mix-and-match strategy as early as tomorrow some health officials say this would help simplify the booster rollout and ensure people who want an extra dose can get one new data shows mixing and
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matching vaccines may provide more protection especially for those who got j&j's shot right now u.s. regulators are s dr. patel no working to expand booster eligibility to millions more americans. the fda is expected to approve extra doses of moderna and j&j's vaccine in the coming days dr. patel now former white house health policy director during the obama administration and an nbc news contributor if the fda gives the green light can people assume that mixing and matching is both safe and effective? >> yes, shep, good to be with you. the key here is the fda made a nod to this in last week's advisory committee with the presentation of the data and the discussion
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but, obviously, none of the manufacturers are asking for this, so that is why we're waiting for the agency's language yes, shep, to your point it does appear, small trial, 458 volunteers across all three vaccines with mixing and matching, but it was safe and effective thus far i think it'll be clear, though, we don't want to create chaos so we'll probably see language tha, shep, then you can do that encourages for you to stick to what you got but if you could or if you after discussion with your doctor wanted to mix and match and that is appropriate for you, this might be the most relevant for j&j recipients, shep, then you can do that what is also confusing is that for j&j recipients, 18 and above, everybody that isagency . >> that seems to recommended to have a booster, so far a second dose of j&j but for moderna and pfizer let me be clear the boosters are still limited to anybody over the age of 65 and people between 18 and 64 who are high risk or have high risk occupations -- law enforcement, doctors, etcetera, pharmacists. i think we're still going to see confusion no matter what the agency says. >> that seems to be a steady
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let's talk about j&j's vaccine if you got j&j, it's pretty clear from a lot of these tests that your protection goes way down it appears with pfizer and moderna booster it could be much greater. should a j&j person get something else >> yes, i will say this. having seen the mix-and-match data it feels really difficult for me as a physician to tell a j&j patient that they should stick with j&j when i know the mrna vaccines moderna or pfizer can raise the neutralizing antibody levels from the original j&j dose. upwards, shep, of 75 times now, how much antibody do we need probably not that much i think it is clear it is better than a second dose it brings up for me in practical patient conversations yes an mrna vaccine might suit you better for that second dose. i know a lot of my patients are seeking out though, shep, a lot of my pfizer patients saying i want the moderna one we don't see that much incremental difference if you have one mrna to switch to thee
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manufacturer you're hit other and i would say it is not worth switching if it is easy to stick with the same manufacturer you're hitting it on the point on j&j recipients. >> one more thing. i've been watching the numbers really closely in the united kingdom and i don't understand it they're well vaccinated yet their numbers are going up should we be concerned about this side of the pond? >> shep, this is something i've been watching closely and i have a little bit of a pang in my gut because we're watching a sub lineage of the delta strain, something very specific. >> delta plus. >> growing in percentage exactly. growing in percentage in the uk and i think that could explain there is a potential it is more transmissible than delta which makes it easier to be more infectious than delta. could exn there is a potential it is more transmissible than delta which makes it easier to be more infectious t what is happening at the same time is this real world experiment where the efficacy of astrazeneca is decreasing and they haven't rolled out their boosters it is a compelling argument for boosters. >> and the number there of young people with the vaccines is low, too.
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thanks so much for the guidance. new fall out over vaccine mandates washington state university just fired its football coach because he refused to get a covid shot e he was the state's highest paid employee, annual salary more than $3 million. now he is out. school officials say they also fired four assistant coaches under the state mandate there r says coach most public employees needed to show proof of vaccination by yesterday. the school's athletic director says coach rolovich applied for a religious exemption but it was denied. >> it is disheartening to be here today our football team is hurting our community is fractured today will have a lasting impact on the young men on our team and the remaining coaches and staff. going forward our priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of our football team. >> associated press reports this is the first major college coach to lose a job because of vaccination status he has yet to comment publicly
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defensive coordinator will about being fired as far as we know school officials say the team's defensive coordinator will become acting head coach at wsu. a professional hockey player suspended for using a fake covid vaccine card the nhl announcing just yesterday that it is suspendings salary for the season. in a statement the player wrote, i made a mistake one evander kane for 21 days with no pay. san jose sharks star will lose nearly $1.7 million of his salary for the season. in a statement the player wrote, i made a mistake one i sincerely regret and taker responsibility for during my suspension, i will continue to participate in counseling to help me make better decisions in the future shark officials say they are
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extremely disappointed by kane's disregard for health and safety rules. the nhl was also investigating kane for accusations of domestic assault made by his estranged wife but today the league announced those claims could not be substantiated. properties linked to a russian billionaire swarmed by fbi agents in the u.s. today why the feds decided to raid the homes of a powerful oligarch with close ties to vladimir putin. chaos after the runway a charter plane bursts into flames after a brutal crash in texas. and dozens of new york city cops facing misconduct charges for actions taken during the black lives matter protests. what they are accused of doing and the punishment awaits those found guilty
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russian interference in the 201a election these are images of federal agents swarming a mansion this morning in one of washington's wealthiest suburbs and here they are outside a town house in new york city's greenwich village. he came under scrutiny during special counsel robert mueller's investigation for his business dealings with the former trump campaign chairman paul manafort. nbc news' investigative correspondent tom winter has been digging into why the feds raided deripaska's properties. >> reporter: good evening the searches taking place out in the open in the sunshine of two g t. prominent properties in d.c. and
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new york we don't know what is going on in 2016 russian interference in in the shadows behind the scenes with the federal investigation being led by authorities here in new york they are not commenting tonight on who the subject of this investigation is, who might be the target, and what the whole thing is about we do know from his spokesperson they say and are asserting this investigation has to do with something tied to u.s. sanctions. he has sued and tried to get off the sanctions list ever since he was put on it as a result of allegations of his involvement in 2016 russian interference in the election as well as his ties to vladimir putin who he is believed to be quite close to. he also has ties to paul manafort the two of them involved in a business venture dating back over 10 to 15 years. they've known each other for a long time. e-mails that came out around the time of the mueller investigation seemed to indicate that manafort may have actually given deripaska private briefings on what was going on in the 2016 election he has never been charged with a crime and has always said he has done nothing wrong paul manafort pleaded guilty to a host of charges but has since been pardoned. >> tom winter, thank you. a fiery crash near houston this morning all 21 people onboard survived
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look at this video of a twin engine jet after it burst into flames an official says that jet had trouble getting altitude during take-off it went straight off the runway they tell us, smashed through a fence, crossed a road, then caught fire in a field we're told everybody somehow got out of the plane safely without any serious injuries our nbc affiliate kprc 2 in houston reports this was a charter flight heading for boston for the astros and red sox game four tonight. dozens of new york cops facing misconduct charges for actions during last year's black lives matter protests. the civilian complaint review board is an oversight agency for the new york city police department it reports it received more than 700 complaints amid violent protests across the city so far, it completed 127 investigations that substantiated 42 of the complaints of those they contained 91 allegations of misconduct against 65 officers. the board now recommends disciplinary charges for abuse u
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of authority, use of force, blasio says training is the key making untruthful statements, ac and offensive language has worked implicit bias training has worked but we have to do more. >> the civilian complaint review the new york city mayor bill de blasio says training is the key to stopping this behavior. >> i'm not happy to see even a single officer potentially having done the wrong thing but it is a force of 35,000. i want to put that in perspective. i think de-escalation training has worked implicit bias training has worked but we have to do more. >> the civilian complaint review board recommending the highest level of discipline for 37 of the officers if they're found guilty they could face loss of vacation days, suspension, or firing. the nypd's largest union denouncing the recommendations, saying officers were sent to those protests with no plan, no strategy, and no support the university of north carolina can keep affirmative action and consider race in its admissions process that's from a new ruling in federal court today or yesterday actually when a judge ruled that the university's use of race as a factor in admissions is constitutional and is not air
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admissions is backed by conservative legal strategists they sued the university earlier this year. discriminatory the group students for fair admissions is backed by conservative legal strategists they sued the university earlier this year. their claim? unc's admissions policies camp students from all backgrounds can exce discriminate against white and asian american students. the group has already said they'll appeal in a statement the university's vice chancellor said their admissions process contributes to a campus, quoting now, where students from all backgrounds can excel and thrive sharing your bank account information with the irs first, $600 would have raised a flag now lawmakers putting a new number on the table. and the biden administration is expected to support the change national parks, a favorite pastime for so many. but now it's too many. so parks are getting creative to thin the herd and make sure you
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top ten. this year "u.s. news" added crime rates and air quality as factors that make up its happiness index. the metric also considers housing affordability, health care quality, and retiree taxes. senate democrats are scaling back a proposal to make banks share more account information with the irs it is a new plan to try to crack down on wealthy people who were dodging taxes. in essence start tracking how much money they are depositing and withdrawing from their accounts especially at the end of the year and then compare that to their tax filings. every account with total annualn deposits or withdrawals of $600 would face these rules, but that provision just got a ton of pushback from the banking industry and from republicans who say it raises significant privacy concerns so democrats are changing the threshold to $10,000 why the change >> reporter: well, shep,ificant privacy concerns democrats are basically acknowledging their original wh plan went too far. it is hard to make the case you need information about bank accounts with as little as $600 in order to crack down on the
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rich people who aren't paying taxes.as $600 in order to crack down on the rich people the new plan as you mentioned would raise the threshold for reporting to the irs to $10,000 federa in annual transactions and any money in the bank from your wages, social security, or other federal benefits aren't included since the irs actually already has that information two powerful democratic senators are spearheading this change ron wyden the head of the finance committee and senator elizabeth warren the white house has blessd the new approach as well treasury secretary janet yellen said the proposal reflects the administration's strong belief we should zero in on those at the top of the income scale who don't pay the taxes they owe, while protecting american workers. republicans are still railing against this even with the higher threshold they point to privacy concerns, compliance costs for the banks,e and the risk this could trigger audits for those at the bottom instead of at the top.
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>> it is a stupid idea that i hear from iowans all the time that they don't want the peering eyes of the irs snooping on them the middle class is going to be hurt as a result of this >> reporter: democrats believe this proposal could raise hundreds of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes and, shep, they're counting on that money s >> reporter: democrats believe this proposal could raise hundreds of billions of dollars in unpaid taxes to pay for all the big spending plans. >> thank you have a long to-do list or maybe want to check something off your bucket list make sure it's a bones day this 13-year-old pug is the newest internet sensation. and predictor of your day. wildfire season, longer and more dangerous firefighters spending weeks on the front lines. now new legislation aimed at making certain parts a little
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is raining this morning. noodle does not do the rain. i just, we'll see if he does bones. nope >> no bones. which means, it is a day to take it easy. stay in bed. understand. and today, well, today is a no don't text your crush. maybe don't even go to work.n no your boss will understand. and today, well, today is a no bones day. so it is a wonder this newscast even made it to air. so far, catch the prediction live when noodle appears on the "today" show around 8:30 tomorrow morning it was an historic day for g crypto on wall street and that is what's stopping cnbc "on the money. the first bitcoin futures etf making its trading debut today the new etf's ticker bito tracking bitcoin futures that means it doesn't invest directly in bitcoin, so its performance could differ from bitcoin's actual price which is near a record high today but this is a milestone for the crypto industry, because it is
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the first time bitcoin futures etf that has etf that has the s.e.c.'s -- that the s.e.c. has allowed on the market easy for me to say the fda moving to approve over-the-counter hearing aids. that would allow people with mild or moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids without a medical exam or special fitting. officials say the fda change should increase competition and bring down the prices. and kraft launching a mac & cheese club. hit the store shelves next year. some of the new, limited edition mixes you'll get to sample, pizza, buffalo, members will be able to try the latest flavors before they even hit the store shelves next year. some of the new, limited edition mixes you'll get to sample, pizza, buffalo, and ranch. oh, yeah on wall street, the dow up 199. s&p up 33.
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the nasdaq up 107. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news bond is denied for alec murdaugh the disgraced lawyer from south carolina why the judge says he needs to stay behind bars traffic jams and waiting lines for hiking trails. americans rush to national parks like never before. what's being done to thin the crowds but first, a tense school board meeting after an administrator's controversial remarks about the holocaust. >> students, parents, and people from south lake texas community packing into the meeting just last night many of them outraged over the secretly recorded audio obtained by nbc news of an administrator in south lake just outside dallas. >> make sure that if you have a book on the holocaust that you have one that has opposing, that has other perspectives. >> how do you oppose the holocaust? >> believe me, that's come up. >> well, the administrator made the comments during a training
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about which books teachers can keep in their classrooms district officials asked them to get rid of any books that present a singular viewpoint that may be considered offensive. teachers complained the rules force them to get rid of books focusing on racism last night a former student said the district is opening the door for bullying, something he says he experienced when he was there. >> the other facts are that i a jewish kid born in dallas was bullied on a daily basis for my religion for two years in this very district nearly driving me to suicide before thankfully being removed from the environment thanks to an administrator. i still struggle with depression that started then in 2003 to this very day. >> the superintendent later apologized for the administrator's comments saying there are not two sides to the holocaust. and pledging to work with the staff to clarify the policy. our guest is an nbc news national investigative reporter and cohost of the south lake
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podcast. he joins us now from texas mike, this all stems from a new texas law but even the author says this is not what the law is about. why is there all this confusion? >> that's right. this is a texas law like many across the country passed in conservative states this year that aims to restrict the ways teachers can teach and talk about racism and america's legacy of racism in classrooms and this specific law directs teachers if they are presenting information to teachers about, quote, currently controversial subjects, that they need to present students with perspectives from all sides. now, i think you would struggle to find a lot of people who believe that, you know, the holocaust is anything other than an atrocity, historical fact but i think what you hear in that audio is the administrator when she says, you know, present students with a book that shows both sides of the holocaust,
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teachers say what do you mean? how do you oppose the holocaust? she says, well, trust me it's come up >> i heard her say that. i wonder if this example in , mt be just like tha southlake which you've been documenting so brilliantly, must be just like that in many cases across the state of texas. what happens now >> that's the trouble. teachers and administrators are struggling to determine who decides what is currently controversial. as you hear in this audio and examples across the state is teachers and administrators struggling to figure out will this book upset somebody will this book upset somebody? will this lesson upset somebody? they are just pulling them off the shelf in many cases or having conversations like this one. >> thank you so muchd by mike and nbc's antonia the southlake podcast hosted by mike and nbc's antonia hilton available now. listen on apple, spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. a judge denied bond to the disgraced south carolina lawyer
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alec murdaugh who was in court today accused of embezzling millions of dollars in a settlement over his housekeeper's death. the judge said he denied bond because he considered alex murdaugh could be a danger to himself and othersf and others he also ordered murdaugh to get a psychiatric he also ordered murdaugh to get a psychiatric evaluation gloria satterfield was the housekeeper. she died in the murdaughs' home back in february of 2018 after reportedly falling down stairs her sons were supposed to get millions from an insurance settlement but say they never got it cnbc's perry russom now on murdaugh's day in court. >> reporter: a prominent south carolina attorney alex murdaugh presences. >> this is once again walked in front of a judge facing two felony counts of obtaining property by false presences. >> this is the tip of the iceberg. >> reporter: the state prosecutor detailing the
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allegations for the first time the new charges are tied to the death of the murdaugh family's long-time housekeeper gloria satterfield who died in 2018 after falling in the murdaughs' home >> this led to a chain of events your honor that i've never seen before. >> reporter: he says murdaugh promised to financially help satterfield's sons with money from a life insurance policy he said murdaugh set up the sons with one of his close friends and old college roommate to represent the family estate. >> we are talking about over focus is on just $3 million that was misappropriated. that's a lot of money. >> it's amazing to us that the focus is on just alex. there are other people who participated in this process. >> reporter: murdaugh's attorney speaking in front of cameras outside of court after the judge denied bail and ordered a mental evaluation >> we are glad the judge is concerned about his mental condition. we think we can get him a relatively clean bill of health by the end of this week early next week.
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>> reporter: gloria satterfield's family was in the courtroom today. police are still looking at exactly how she died the prosecutor says murdaugh was using the money to pay off credit cards, writing checks to himself as well as his father, shep perry russom, thank you. as wildfire seasons grow longer and more intense congress is now taking steps to ease the financial and mental burden ond federal firefighters' pay to federal firefighters a colorado congressman proposing a bill today that would raise federal firefighters' pay to at least $20 an hour. the bill also increases paid leave plus retirement and mental health benefits. the congressman says wildfires are going to get worse and it is up to us to take the steps now to try to mitigate the harm and the damage in the future and to compensate and protect those firefighters destroyed more tha more than 47,000 wildfires have burned across america so far this year. the fire, weather, and avalanche center estimates the flames have destroyed more than 6.5 million acres so far for context, that is about 11
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football fields every minute fdr once said, there is nothing so american as our national parks this year they might be a little too american crowded trails, traffic jams, and our favorite american pastime trying to find parking after months stuck indoors it ever before. take a look. in july yellowstone had the most visitors ever. more tha seems a lot of us are exploring the great outdoors more than ever before. take a look. in july yellowstone had the most visitors ever. more than a million people stopped by nearby grand teton in wyoming also had its busiest july ever more than 800,000 visitors same at zion in utah officials there say hikers had to wait up to four hours just to enter certain trails on how our parks are keeping crowds from going wild here is cnbc's valerie castro.out milli people h >> reporter: the beauty and splendor of our national parks were the ideal getaway from
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pandemic life. turns out millions of other people had the same idear contik records. >> we look at the month of may, visitation was up 47%. when w more than 3.4 million people visited acadia national park in maine in 2019. there was a drop in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions. 2021 so far continues to break records. >> we look at the month of may, visitation was up 47%. when we look at june, that is the highest june on record >> reporter: instead of an escape many found themselves fighting for a parking spot in the great outdoors cadillac mountain the highest point on the eastern seaboard in the u.s. is one of the most popular spots in acadia to catch a dreamy sunrise it became an early morning nightmare in recent years. >> there are 170 parking spots on the summit and it was not uncommon for 450 cars to show up for those spots. if someone happened to have an accident on top of the summit there is no way to get an emergency vehicle up there to help people. >> reporter: this year the park
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implemented a vehicle reservation system >> it made like coming into the park in the morning way easier and more efficient >> reporter: some found the process frustrating. >> we had no luck until literally i think like two days ago we found one and we had two cars >> i did see people getting turned away from entering the park. >> reporter: other parks have adopted similar measures glacier national park in montana also requires vehicle e reservations to drive its going the su reservations to drive its going the sun road rocky mountain national in colorado implemented a system for the entire park. how bad has it been? >> it's been crazy the lines are absurd. >> reporter: as the enthusiasm for the parks continues to grow park rangers say be patient. plan aheade are just too crowded >> we're really trying to hold on to thes have a plan b. the sites you want to see are just too crowded >> we're really trying to hold on to these places as long as we can so that the same experience you have today is the same that somebody has in the future >> reporter: as the weather turns colder and visits slow down many parks like acadia will put the reservation system on hold and bring it back next year
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acadia says it is considering a second reservation only area within the park. looking the national park in utah is also looking at a pilot program. the metro system specifically forced to pull more th for reservations to begin in the spring. >> very crowded. speaking of, in the nation's capital today there is chaos in the transportation system. the metro system specifically forced to pull more than half of its trains off the tracks. how a recent crash alerted authorities to a much bigger problem. a smartphone showdown. google unleashing its newest weapon called the pixel 6. but will be enough to take down the iphone the iphone coming up, the experts weigh in. ♪♪ strength isn't a given. it's grown.
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washington, d.c.'s metro system taking drastic steps to protect washington, d.c.'s metro system taking drastic steps to protect riders it abruptly pulled more than
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half of its entire fleet off the tracks overnight after a single train derailed three times in one day last week. authorities say the problem isde whole. they pinpointed th with the system's newest set of trains, the 7,000 series line. 748 cars in total and 60% of the whole. they pinpointed the issue to a specific design flaw they say the train's wheels are spread too wide on its axles and that is causing it to easily slip off the tracks. authorities say the problem could have been catastrophic on average 150,000 people ride metro trains every day but safety officials warn they are now concerned about other trains in other cities. >> if you are a transit agency operating in the united states and listening make sure that you're checking your cars aso ho well
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>> local coverage now. nbc 4 washington talked to metro employees who say they have known about the safety issues for years. here is adam tuss. >> reporter: one week after the derailment on the blue line, we're starting to hear from metro employees, many who say they don't wish to be identified, are telling news 4 they've known about issues with a nearly 20-year veteran of metro with this chilling statement about the serious lack of a safety culture at the 7,000 series rail cars for years, but in many cases have been afraid to tell their managers out of fear they could be retaliated against for raising concerns a nearly 20-year veteran of metro with this chilling statement about the serious lack of a safety culture at metro >> they took a gamble with people's lives and, god forbid, this one wasn't what metro workers feel like could have happened metro workers are so in fear of another catastrophic incident like the incident they had before where the train operator actually lost her life >> reporter: she is referencing the 2009 metro red line crash where nine people including the operator were killed when a fast moving train slammed into a stopped train. as far as the investigation is
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concerned, a metro source tells us that train that derailed was likely pulling a rail car whose wheels were locked and weren't even turning that rail car was essentially being dragged down the tracks. >> the final resting location of the train was about 1800 feet south of the point of derailment >> as this situation drags on, riders remain frustrated with the delays >> oh, your train is coming in 11 minutes then it turned around and said oh, the train is coming in 24 minutes. then it was just delayed >> here we are live on the metro system tonight a lot of people probably would like to get home to dinner but they are sitting here waiting for their train, shep. cars. after they get inspected will they be able to come back here on to the metro tracks so that people can spread out again and catch a train in a coupl you know, a lot of people have been asking us about these newer
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rail cars. after they get inspected will they be able to come back here on to the metro tracks so that people can spread out again and catch a train in a couple minutes? right now there is no timetable to return. those 7,000 series rail cars ast they're known to the tracks. for a lot of people that could mean 30 to 40-minute waits it is going to be a long week for people here in d.c >> sure sounds like it adam tuss live, falls church, virginia. few topics have dominated the tech space like apple's iphone it all began in 2007 when steve jobs made a seemingly far fetched promise. >> we are calling it iphone. today apple is going to reinvent the phone. >> and it did. for more than a decade iphone has remained the smartphone. the company reports there are now more than a billion active iphones around the globe for years, other companies have attempted to contend with apple and all of it to really limited success. now google thinks it may have finally created a so-called iphone killer. this is the pixel 6. google unveiled it today along with the pixel 6 pro
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these high end phones are the first powered by google's own chip the company says that chip enables unique software features like these removing objects from the background of photos and live translation while you chat the pixel is set for presale today. but it'll cost you the normal version starts at $599 the pro at $899. now the technology product editor for cnbc digital. i hear you got early access to the pixel 6. iphone killer or no? >> no. but the reason why is not that these aren't nice phones they look very nice. i just got them. very customizable. they have as you mentioned google's new chip which enables a lot of things. the reason they're not an iphone killer just off the bat is apple is very tricky to take customers away from because they create this ecosystem of products, the apple watch, air pods, mac, ipad
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that are all what i call, what the industry says are sticky products you buy the apple watch and it only works with an iphone. why would you then replace your iphone with a google phone you wouldn't do that because you have the apple watch google is up against that and its own partners it licenses androids a big money maker outside of advertising to people like your companies like samsung so at the same time itio is licensing software for samsung all over the world helping android run 3 billion devices so far more than the 1 billion iphones it is now competing more aggressively against samsung.ll how do they compare? >> reallysimilar
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that is the tricky thing here. no matter how great they are >> it is touting software features as well how do they compare? >> really similar. it is android not ios but you get google's ecosystem instead of apple's so a lot of things that come preloaded are youtube and g mail versus things you get on iphone. what the chip does that makes it so much different is it does a s like translate as you mentioned, remove things from photos and ta lot of machine learning in the background that is fancy talk for computing on the market. that i that google felt it wouldn't do previously with qualcomm processors so it can do things like translate as you mentioned, remove things from photos and take better pictures and video which is what google is trying to do better than anybody else on the market. that is their goal >> todd hazelton, thanks a lot. nasa's upgrade to the hubbell telescope. it was supposed to debut in 2010 and cost about a billion
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dollars. instead it was 11 years late and $9 billion over budget but, houston, we have a telescope. it's called the webbe out in scientists say what it will discover makes it worth every penny. here on earth you'll need a bigger board surf is up and the sharks are out in california. the close up encounters ahead.
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move over, hubbell there is a new telescope in town nasa calls it the james webb space telescope. they just unboxed it in french guyana, preparing it for launch on december 18th webb is the world's largest and most advanced space science observatory, and it really is a beast. the main mirror around 21 feet and the sun shield about the
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size of a tennis court webb's pay load mass nearly 14,000 pounds. the final cost a staggering $10 billion. to transport the thing to the launch site they had to build a special suitcase no carry on for this piece of luggage. it's 110 feet long and the whole thing weighs about 84 tons it took the 16-day trip on a truck, a barge, and a ship to get from california to south america. but that's just the beginning of the journey. cnbc's morgan brennan reports webb's real mission is to travel back in time >> reporter: three decades and $10 billion in the making. nasa's james webb space telescope is finally ready for flight once in space scientists say the powerful infrared telescope will be able to study the origins of the universe going back to the first light created by the big bang >> it is the kind of light our eyes can't see but it can penetrate through dust and it is a particularly important for studying the earliest stages of the universe where it was very dusty and we can learn a lot more about that through a space telescope that can see in the infrared. >> reporter: the new spacecraft built by northrop grumman will
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succeed hubbell, larger and 100 times more powerful allowing it to determine stars and galaxies over 13 billion light years away webb will travel much deeper into space, too, orbiting the sun 1 million miles from earth the project hasn't been without controversy though multiple mishaps, budget crises, even a threatened congressional cancellation most recently issues with the name itself after claims surfaced the apollo agency administrator james webb allowed for the dismissal of gay and lesbian federal employees. nasa has said it has found no evidence to support the allegations. for the telescope what comes
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next will be the toughest test yet. a fiercely precise, complicated choreography of delicate deployment >> it has this enormous sun shield that needs to fold up real small to fit inside the rocket the mirror itself also needs to fold up to fit inside the rocket all of that needs to unfold once the rocket has gotten clear of the earth. and that is very complex with lots of parts that need to work just so and engineers have been working on this for years and years testing it every which way. they are very confident it will work and that the science will be fantastic once it does. >> the webb telescope is the latest on an ambitious, deep space manifest for nasa, a manifest that also includes the recently launched lucy mission to study jupiter's trojan asteroids and of course a return to the moon. shep >> morgan, thanks. a drone capturing every surfer and swimmer's worst nightmare. this video taken off the coast of southern california just north of san diego these are juvenile great white sharks lurking beneath the waves very close to the surfers. side note, juvenile sharks can still grow to be 9 feet long but at least these guys have surf boards to make you feel a little better. not the case here. swimmers bobbing around with the sharks this video straight out of a scene from "jaws" in that case they might have needed a bigger boat but at least they had one the director of a shark lab in long beach says the young sharks are staying near the shore and
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away from large predators. he says they're not looking for humans but, still, maybe a little too close for comfort 45 seconds on a race to the finish the january 6th committee voted seconds ago unanimously to hold steve bannon in contempt for defying his subpoena it's now up to the full house to vote and send a criminal referral to the justice department sources tell nbc news the fda can sign off on mixing and matching booster shots as early as tomorrow. now you know the news of this tuesday, october 19th, 2021. i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and welcome to @thenewsoncnbc. you can listen to the news you can listen to the news podcast on apple, spotify, or that helps you build a future for those you love. vanguard.
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