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that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm natalie morales. thanks for watching. i'm jim cramer i will democrats in congress failing to enact his agenda. now a governor's race tomorrow could give them a boost or a batter one i am shepard smith, this is the news on cnbc >> down to the wire. >> you need leadership >> the kcandidates making their closing arguments. >> the state of the race with just one day to go the supreme court hears the
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with shepard smith good evening, the governor race is in a dead heat just hours before the polls is set to open there reliably blue at least in recent history. president biden won there just a year ago by ten points terry mcauliffe held the lead in the poll just a few weeks ago. the republican glenn youngkin has been steadily gaining on him. mcauliffe with 47% of the votes, youngkin pulling ahead with 48.5%. with the margin of error, it's a dead heat. the outcome of the election could indicate what's to come in the midterms across the country potentially, a year from now, control at congress is at stakes democrats hold the house and the senate at 50/50 with vice president harris as the tied
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breaking vote. if republicans get the upset there, they'll seize on that momentum going into the next year's elections mcauliffe and youngkin making their last minute pitches to voters up and down virginia today. the money is pouring in. much of it is from out of state. look at that, a whopping $115 million according to the virginia public access project that makes it the most expensive governor race in the state's history. nearly 20% of that money from outside groups in a moment steve cornacki breaks down the number for us. our kayla tausche is live at the fairfax county >> reporter: hi shepard. just three hours south, glenn youngkin is trying to mount a stunning defeat in the most
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watched race in the nation >> reporter: from richmond >> we have 36 hours. >> reporter: to roanoke. former governor terry mcauliffe trying to show up support in cities, warning youngkin could usher in donald trump. >> reporter: youngkin frustrated by school closures and government mandates. that message apparently to be landing. fox news now giving youngkin on an 8 point age mr. trump hosting a telarally
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tonight, youngkin will not attend >> so virginia, show up. >> reporter: mr. biden won virginia by ten points in 2020, nearly double the margins of hillary clinton and president obama. republicans have not won a statewide race since 2009. voters say the issues are different now. >> i have eight grandchildren so school issues is a huge thing here in virginia i will look at the issues and the persons and the integrity of the person and we do a lot of research on the person running, make sure they say what they're going to do. >> reporter: half of all voters here in virginia say they plan to vote in person on election day tomorrow cayla, thank you steve cornacki is at the big board now. tomorrow is a long night for you, what are you watching for in virginia?
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here it's, this is a starting point, you just heard from kayla there. donald trump lost the state by ten points why did it get so much bluer? because the suburbs of washington, d.c., the suburbs of richmond in the populated area, that was the epicenter of the trump's backlash in virginia republicans lost a ton of grounds in this area during donald trump's presidency. i am going to be watching how much of that trump era gains could terry mcauliffe holds onto in the suburbs of virginia if youngkin can make enough end road in these suburbs, he can win the state. if youngkin wins the state doing that, republicans all across the country i guaranteed you are taking note. that would be a recipe that could be exported outside virginia for the 2022 midterm
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elections. >> you know mcauliffe having to contend with president biden seeking approval rating. there is a new polling on that, right? how bad is it? >> here is joe biden's approval rating nationally. 42% for the president, low 40s now well over 50% on the disapproval rating if you break it down by party here, you zoom right in on independent voters mid-50s on the disapproval if you look at virginia which is voting tomorrow and you look at buy den's average voting we ask here on some issues, where did democrats have the advantage on the issues right now. coronavirus comes to mind and climate change where democrats have an advantage. when we asked which party police
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off prefers on these issues. they rather have republicans handle the economy than democrats. that's a powerful issue especially with biden's approval rating is so low >> steve cornacki, thank you polls close in virginia at 7:00 eastern on cnbc new fallout over the vaccine mandate and two of america's largest cities in chicago, a judge tremporarily bl blocked city officials the city can put cops on leave if they don't confirm their vaccination status city officials can't fire cops so they arbitrate the policies with the city union. here is david brown.
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>> a little proceeding with our protocols to get our officer in the portal and to ensure that if they are not vaccinated that we make the case that vaccinations save lives, or testing twice a week >> that's chicago. >> in new york city, ma mayor de blasio says 9,000 city workers are on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with ma mandates the number of workers vaccinated the last two weeks is up significantly but some first responders are pushing back. firefighters called out sick just today as the new policy took in effect nast m that's more than a fifth of the city valerie castro is live tonight in brooklyn. are we seeing impacts from this? >> reporter: well, shep, mayor deblasio says everyone
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thousands are on unpaid leave and failing to comply with this mandate, there are no disruption to my city services. the fire department says hundreds of members called out sick and fire houses around the city are feeling the strain. >> there are under staff units that can end immediately if members stop calling in sick when they're not we hope that ends very soon. >> we have sick leave for a reason and we have sick leave for people who are actually sick when city employee fakes it and puts other people lives in danger, that's a serious thing and there will be consequences for that >> reporter: the union that represents the fire department says the short dead lie to comply left members not enough time to submit medical or reli reli
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reli reli religious exemptions if you can tell me the fourth ra rate is coming, i would understand the covid rate is less than 1.5% >> reporter: many members are out stickick after the getting vaccine and now feeling the side effects. from other department of s sanitation workers, they were out yesterday picking garbage on a sunday outside of the normal cycle just to make sure there is no disruption. >> the air force already taken action against the unvaks ccinad there. >> reporter: that's right, right now about 97% have gotten one dose but today the air force announced it was letting go of 40 recruits, about half of those
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were going through basic training they'll be allowed to reenlist once they are vaccinated valley castro, live in new york city >> reporter:. rotesters gathered outside the court. why two conservative members seemed a little skippal. world leaders address climate change promising action and change not every country showed up. not everybody is buying the message. and the head of one of britain's biggest banks steps down, the report into his relationship with the convicted sex offender, jeffery epstein.
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observers to be siding with the lawyers challenging that texas abortion ban the law forbids all abortion after six weeks, no exceptions of rape or incest. the argument was not about abortion at all. the way it's written, the enf enforced by private citizens they allowed to sue abortion provideror people helping them to get an abortion brett kavanaugh asking if that kind of scheme could let a state violate other parts of the constitution by using the same enforcement mechanism. >> it could be free speech rights it could be free exercise of religion rights. it could be second amendment rights if this position is accepted here. the theory of the amicus brief is that it can be easily replicated in other states that disfavor other constitutional
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rights and there is justice clarence thomas. just because those private citizens may be outraged over abortions, does not give them grounds to sue justice amy coney barrett, supreme court's reporter, amy howell is with us now. thanks so much, the conservative activist were active in question today. did they in europe estimation at all tipped their hands >> i think they did. as many of your viewers may remember, there were four votes back in september to put it on hold three liberal justices and so abortion providers, the plaintiffs in this case only needed to pick up one vote and it looks like they may have picked up two or possibly even
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three of their conservative colleagues this is all about process really >> justice brett kavanaugh asked if texas could do it for abortion, could other states do it to say for gun rights what did you make of this discussion >> the justices, there were two cases. one of them was a case brought by abortion providers. the question that the justices agreed to decide was not whether or not sb-8 was constitutional with them but whether or not a state can insulate this law from review by out sources to private citizens and some of the conservative justices really seen uncomfortable precise ly because they realize this works both ways. after the supreme court back in september refused to block enforcement of the texas law, some of the other states like
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florida that we are looking around of the possibility of enacting similar bans and providers warned that it could be used for voting rights or campaign finance conservatives realize that it could be used for gun rights or free exercise of religion or first amendment. private citizens to sue someone who sells an ar-15 for a million dollars. they use an enforcement mechanism like the one in this law, woumd sld someone be able o to court the lawyers in texas says no >> amy, a slippery slope, amy howe, thank you. president biden apologized to his leaders, apologized for his predecessor's decision to
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pull the united states out from the climate agreement. the remark made in glasgow with the other heads of states that rang the alarm >> the threat to human existences as we know it every we delay the cost of in action increases >> we all must speed up our race to net zero. we are running out of time >> enough of treating nature like a toilet. we are digging our own graves. >> one of the world's biggest polluters made a major pledge. modi announced they plan to cut their emissions by the year 2070 of course not everybody is impressed by all these pledges a group of climate activists in
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glasgow posted as world leaders playing a traditional band, they called themselves the hot air band they're calling on leaders to take drastic action against climate change here is cnbc's diane olick >> reporter: security is incredibly tight as 20,000 people are expected here world leaders take to the stage asking each other to be more aggressive in their climate goals while touting their own. >> the united states is able to meet ambitious target. the united states is not only back at the table but hopefully lead by the power of our examples >> reporter: absent at this conference is china's president, xi he sent a statement saying china will reign in irrational
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development of energy-intensive and high emissions projects. china is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases. they'll not stop increasing emissions until 2030 experts say that'll not get the earth to 1.5 degrees warming, the world sets by the agreement. >> the prince of wales >> reporter: prince charles focused on corporate sectors and the ceos >> we need to align these corporate sectors to help finance the efforts which means building the confidence of investors so that the financial risk is reduced. >> reporter: just outside, two children made a desperate plea, hanging a sign that says humanity is failing. they posted this video on twitter. >> our politicians have been telling us they'll take care of
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things, they are lying to us >> reporter: the children climbed back to safety where two adults were waiting to help them the adults were promptly searched by police the parents were also near by. we are expecting to see larger scale protests here as the week goes on. >> diana olick, live for us in glasgow. chaos for american airlines. hundreds of flights cancelled. what should we expect for the holiday? the passengers accused of punching a flight attendan
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thousands of flights cancelled since friday and 400 just today american grounded one-third of its schedule yesterday here you can see long lines at american counters in los angeles, dallas and charlotte. the company reports cancellations yesterday alone affected 130,000 travelers fi officials are blaming the situation on bad weather and staffing shortages other airlines have had similar problems in recent months, southwest cancelled several
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thousand flights and spirit in august phil lebeau covers travels for us three airlines suffering months apart. what's up here >> the biggest problem is these airlines are tightly staffed and they got their schedule set because they don't want to leave potential revenue on the table they want to offer as many flights possible when there is a major weather event. and last week in dallas was high winds for weather. crews were out of place and they can't get back in place. you had hundreds of flights and thousands of flights that are cancelled because it takes that long to get the schedule back to normal which they expect to happen by tomorrow it's not a good situation and it's one that i think people are say okay, how often are we going to see this? >> it was not a busy travel weekend. how concerned should we be about the holidays >> oh, i would be concerned. it's going to be a miserable
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travel experience here in the united states for the holidays you have more people flying and tightly staff, if we get a bad storm some place, i am not surprised you would see this type of situation happening again. you don't know which airlines is going to be hit. if you are traveler, you have to be prepared this is a possibility. federal prosecutors charging american airline passenger with assaulting a flight attendant. it happened in southern california this man brian shu punched a flight attendance twice in the face after she accidentally bumped into him. that forced the pilot to divert the plane into denver, officials said she had multiple broken bones in her face.
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what to do with the minneapolis police department? a year and a half after the murder of george floyd and following protests calling to defund the police. tomorrow voters trying to answer that question the more on tomorrow's big races as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc
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job and that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money." jes staley the head of british bank barclays stepped down today after an investigation into his relationship with jeffrey epstein. epstein, of course, the disgraced financier who was arrested in july of 2019 on child sex trafficking charges. investigators say he later hanged himself in his jail cell. staley dealt with epstein during his time as head of j.p. morgan's private bank. in announcing the resignation, barclays said the preliminary report by financial regulators found the ceo was not aware of epstein's alleged crimes no comment from regulators staley vowing to fight the report's conclusions. coca-cola just spent $5.6 billion to buy the sports drink maker body armor biggest brand purchase coke's ever made. the deal part of the ceo's plan to overhaul its offering and the dark brown leather
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jacket that used to be the epitome of tv cool up for auction december the 8th in los angeles. henry winkler set to offer that iconic jacket that he wore on "happy days. the jacket part of a full fonz outfit, white tee, jeans, and biker boots. suspected price? between 50 and $70,000 on wall street, the dow up 94 the s&p up 8 the nasdaq up 98 i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news climate crisis britain's prime minister acknowledges it saying humanity has run down the clock on climate change so, why is the uk planning to open its first deep coal mine in 30 years replacing the minneapolis police department. voters sound off on the issue ahead of the vote tomorrow and the city of boston set
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to make history. a woman is about to be elected mayor there. we know because both of the candidates are women voters have never elected anyone but white men to occupy the boston mayor's office. they have a female-acting mayor right now in kim janey but she was the replacement when president biden named the elected mayor, secretary of labor. a recent poll showed michelle wu holding a solid lead in boston 62% compared to george's 30% cnbc's perry russom sat down with both candidates to talk about this historic moment. >> reporter: in the nearly 200 years of boston electing mayors, every single one has been a white man until tomorrow michelle wu and anisa essaibi george are battling for the job. have you had a chance just to step back and realize this moment in history for the city >> i think about it every day. it's incredibly energizing to hear the excitement all across the city >> reporter: they are both city councillors, both democrats,
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both mothers, both women of color, and both daughters of immigrants wu's parents are from taiwan george's parents are polish and tunisian. >> i speak a lot about my father over the course of this campaign because he said to me as a young person interested in politics, an arab girl with an arab name will win nothing in this city. >> reporter: the centers for american women in politics at rutgers university reports 25% of mayors in the u.s. are women. up from 22% in 2019. >> women are -- are going to come to power whether we like it or not. >> it's about time, i guess. >> coming from a former-communist country, it is a dream come true from an immigrant. >> what does this race say about the progress the city is making with two women as the candidates >> when i first ran for office eight years ago, i never could have imagined that in just four election cycles, we'd be here in the midst of an historic race. >> reporter: wu is from chicago and moved to the area to go to harvard. if she wins, she would be the first mayor born outside of the city in nearly 100 years
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back in 1926, malcolm nichols became mayor and he was born in portland, maine. >> what is your message to young girls, young women who are interested in getting into politics >> we need you right now. >> i know women across this country are grateful for the opportunity to lead and to inspire and to do the work >> reporter: when it comes to the politics, wu is much more progressive than essabi george, for example on public transit. wu wants to make it free george says that would cost too much she would rather invest that, shep, into transportation infrastructure. >> perry, thanks live in boston we are also keeping a close eye on minneapolis because, tomorrow, voters are set to decide whether the city will scrap its current police department the measure would replace it with a new department of public safety of course, it comes in the wake of a national movement against police brutality a movement propelled into the spotlight by george floyd's death at the hands of a minneapolis police officer nbc's shaquille brewster live outside a polling station in minneapolis.
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shaq, what are you hearing from voters there >> shep, i will tell you, this is a decision voters say they are taking extremely seriously we saw long lines outside of one early-voting location for this local election and, you know, this is something that voters say is unique to them. it's not just the mayor. it's just not the city council on the ballot. instead, it's the fundamental question about policing in this city >> hi. this is mj. >> are you cecelia >> is daniel available >> reporter: this election, the minneapolis police department is on the ballot. >> have you heard about the public safety amendment on the ballot >> reporter: a year and a half after the murder of george floyd, a full-scale campaign to eliminate the department from the city's official governing document. >> we are reinforcing the importance of this amendment >> reporter: it's ballot question number two. shall the minneapolis city charter be amended to remove the police department and replace it with a department of public safety with specific functions to be determined by the mayor and city council
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functions, which could include licensed peace officers or police officers if necessary >> we are about expanding public safety >> reporter: yes for minneapolis collected more than 20,000 signatures and overcame legal challenges to get the question to voters. >> this is, finally, an opportunity for people to get in right relationship with armed police officers and with so many other qualified professionals and resources that we really need. >> the chief of police would report not only to the mayor but to the board, so i am for it >> reporter: the city's police chief and mayor who himself is on the ballot, both oppose the measure. >> it would have the head person of this new department report to 14 different people. when everybody's in charge, nobody's in charge >> reporter: a sentiment felt by many across the city. >> this amendment is neither necessary, nor sufficient. >> reporter: the group, all of minneapolis, opposes the measure. they are canvassing north side neighborhoods battling surging gun violence. >> they want to see
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transformational change to public safety. but at the same time, they want more better police this amendment sets the stage for defunding the police. >> folks really want us to say this is defunding or it's not defunding. and the reality is this charter change on its face does neither. >> but didn't it get on the ballot because of that energy? those calls to defund the police >> it got on the ballo because people were ready to hold police officers accountable. >> reporter: undecided voters struggling with the nuance. >> they going to take a police department away? how -- how we going to live? >> we need the police, you know? we -- we need them but we also need, i believe, police reform >> reporter: many wanting reform, but now feeling the pressure. >> all over the country, they are watching minnesota watching minneapolis and what we're doing. >> reporter: now, shep, if a majority of voters approve this amendment, the mayor and city council will have to come to agreement on several different
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areas starting with a commissioner for this new department and then, defining the roles and responsibilities and even funding for this new department. shep. >> shaquille brewster, live on the vote one of which, we will have coverage tomorrow night here on the news all the top races 7:00 eastern time, cnbc jury selection underway in the trial of kyle rittenhouse. the politically charged case gained national attention last year rittenhouse, an aspiring police officer, was 17 when he traveled to protests that broke out in wisconsin last year after police shot a black man named jacob blake. rittenhouse said he was there to protect property and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing two people and wounding one other. prosecutors say rittenhouse was engaging in vigilante justice. rittenhouse's lawyers say he acted in self-defense. he pleaded not guilty. the lawyers are tasked with finding people who haven't already formed an opinion on the case today, they dismissed at least 24 prospective jurors.
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many of them, because they had said they already made up their minds. the white house is about to publish new details on its vaccine mandate for private companies as opponents line up for lawsuits to try to block it. an invasive spider look at this thing it came from east asia but now it's spinning its web around georgia. people say they can walk outside and find a handful of them anytime. look at that now, experts weighing in on what to do with 'em ♪ red roses too ♪ ♪ i see them bloom ♪ ♪ for me and you ♪ ♪ and i think to myself ♪ ♪ what a wonderful world ♪ a rich life is about more than just money. that's why at vanguard, you're more than just an investor, you're an owner so you can build a future for those you love. vanguard. become an owner. nothing was nothing until it was something.
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the white house is set to release new details about its vaccine mandate for private employers. a labor department spokesman says they'll publish the rules sometime in the coming days. the white house says the policy will apply to all businesses with 100 or more workers it will force employers to either mandate vaccines or require workers to get tested weekly the government will also require those businesses to give workers paid-time off to get vaccinated
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and paid sick leave to recover from any side effects. the white house says federal contractors will have more flexibility to enforce the president's mandate as they see fit. but the new rules are expected to set off a barrage of legal challenges almost every republican attorney general in the nation has threatened to sue the administration if the requirement takes effect the white house press secretary, jen psaki, just tested positive for covid recently says she is fully vaccinated and experiencing mild symptoms in a statement yesterday, she wrote that she last saw president biden on tuesday when they met outside more than six feet apart, wearing masks. she scrapped plans to travel with the president on his trip to europe after people in her household tested positive for the virus. psaki says she has not had any close contact with any senior-white house staff since wednesday. jen psaki says she's working from home, for now but plans to return to the white house after quarantining for ten
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days and testing negative.and still no vote on president's climate plan here at home there was talk over the weekend of a possible vote tomorrow in the house. but it doesn't -- it looks pretty uncertain now to recap, the infrastructure bill already passed the senate but progressives in the house won't vote for it, they say, until they're confident they'll get the social spending bill through and they want senators joe manchin and kyrsten sinema to give them assurances. senator manchin would not do so today, and instead blasted them. >> the political games have to stop for the sake of the country, i urge the house to vote and pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill holding this bill hostage is not going to work in getting my support for reconciliation bill. >> the spending bill has already been gutted down to $1.7 trillion. senator manchin, today, said he wouldn't support a bill this consequential without, first, understanding the impact to the debt and the economy
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the british prime minister, boris johnson, is urging world leaders today to act now on climate change before it's too late >> if we don't get serious about climate change today, it will be too late for our children to do so tomorrow. >> the prime minister johnson says one of his goals is to phase out the use of coal. but the uk government seems to be doing the exact opposite as it plans to open its first deep coal mine in decades here's nbc's matt bradley. >> reporter: boris johnson's hosting the biggest climate conference in the world. one of his main priorities get rid of coal, for good. >> our country, the uk, was 40% reliant on coal to -- to generate power today, it's only -- today, it's only 1%. >> reporter: but just two hours drive south of glasgow, one town is threatening to spoil johnson's party by welcoming coal back. an international company wants to open the first new coal mine
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in decades here in white haven. >> in the 1950s, coal was still our dominant energy source >> reporter: when the mines became unprofitable in the 1980s, the government shut them down that hit towns like white haven hard. >> lots and lots of mines all got shut down. and it's just slaughtered this country. >> reporter: for people here, the new mine is a chance to turn things around. >> i would estimate about 90% of the people are in favor of the mine it's got very, very strong support in the local community >> reporter: this is where the mine is supposed to be built it used to be the site of a major chemical plant that when it closed in 2005, left this big empty space and a huge hole in the local economy. but the plans have horrified environmentalists who say it's taking britain in the wrong direction. >> the climate impact is quite clear. it's 9 million tons of carbon dioxide a year reaching the atmosphere that wouldn't do,
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otherwise. >> reporter: it's even prompted criticism from politicians in the u.s. >> you think, general speaking the marketplace has made a decision that coal is not the future >> reporter: the mine's biggest selling point is that it will only produce coking coal, used to produce steel, rather than burning it forenergy, which is dirtier. supporters say that if coal wasn't mined here, the uk would have to import it, anyway. john fell is a chef and one of several local business people who is trying to turn the town around we sat down with some of them to hear why they felt the mine was misunderstood. >> the building that you're sitting in now has been designed as a carbon neutral -- it's a carbon-neutral building. so it's not like the community are not thinking this way. >> this is not a decision about whether we use coking coal or not. we are using coking coal this is a discussion about where it comes from, not whether we use it >> reporter: but white haven isn't alone. as the world transitions to a zero-carbon future, governments will have to decide whether communities like this win or lose
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for the news, i'm matt bradley well, it's now against the law to chain your dog outside in texas. the governor there, greg abbott, signed the bill into law last week it's a new version of one the governor vetoed back in june the law goes into effect early-next year. according to the animal legal and historical center, 23 states have animal tethering laws in place. it was already illegal to chai a dog in texas during extreme weather but this new law is more specific outlining chains -- or outlawing chains or heavy weights to restrain dogs outside. violators can face a fine of up to $500. imagine heading outside to start your day and getting a face full of spider web, from a spider that's not even supposed to be here at all. that's what people in georgia say is happening to them, and they are sharing their stories on social media with videos like this one posted to tiktok of a giant spider lurking outside a home
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or this one from twitter the user here, brandon, says he and his son have been documenting this particular spider for quite a while now it's called a joro spider. native to east asia. but now, spinning its webs all across power lines and porches and vegetable patches in north georgia. it's invasive. a nuisance and sort of scary to some. the bug expert is back with us he's the dean of the mount st. joseph school of behavioral and natural sciences what do we do about these joro spiders, professor >> shep, great to be with you again. how are you doing? >> great great. great. i don't want a spider, though. >> that's true these spiders were first introduced about five years ago into georgia and they are spreading. they are now known in over 20 counties in georgia and i just checked just a few minutes ago and they have been reported from western south carolina, southern tennessee, and western north carolina
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so they are loving the wonderful, humid weather and temperatures we have in the southern southeastern u.s. >> they are big but are they dangerous? >> well, they're big that's what makes them sort of scary to people. they're -- with the legs extended, they are about the size of the palm of your hand. >> wow. >> and that's a good-sized spider but their venom is not dangerous. their fangs are -- are quite small. the only danger it'd have is if you are allergic to spider venom. that might be a problem. but otherwise, they are trying to avoid you as much if you try to miss with them, they will probably try to run away. >> you said they were introduced five years ago what does that mean? how did they get here? >> they probably got here in some kind of a -- of a container. and -- in a shipping container of some kind and probably, went into -- we don't know what -- what port they came into probably one of the southeastern u.s. ports, and then found a -- a -- a suitable, wonderful habitat just like a lot of americans want to live in the southwest u.s. -- southeast u.s., excuse me -- so -- so do these spiders.
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>> so now that they're here, are they here to stay? do they have natural predators >> well, we have not -- it seems that they're here to stay. they are spreading in their distribution we are seeing more and more reports coming in and they are -- they're not harmful in fact, they might even be kind of beneficial. they have been spotted feeding on things like stink bugs. they will even feed on a few vertebrates. they have been seen feeding on lizards. >> if they'll eat the stink bugs, i might rethink this aversion to them but the one behind you over your right shoulder, that is not the real size, is it >> no, that's a little bit bigger but that's to give you an idea they are a beautiful -- beautiful spider, in particular. with their yellow and black legs and that wonderful colored underside of the abdomen there this yellow up -- up dorsal surface there. they are a rather pretty in -- pretty spider. >> yeah, talk about not pretty who wins in a fight? the joro spider or the murder hornet
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>> oh, right now, first of all, rarely going to come in contact with each other. the murder hornet's up in -- up in washington state and southern british columbia and these are down in georgia and the southeastern u.s there will be many, many years before they see each other. >> we could arrange a bout i think the murder hornet would get this one quickly. >> murder hornets are primarily pests of honey bees. so it would be kind of interesting to see it's the typical science fiction cliche, if you put them together in a jar, will they fight? >> professor, it's great to see you. professor, we appreciate your time an army of investors who call themselves apes have made a huge impact on wall street now, a select few tell us why they are buying into the hype. it's the most magical time of year. the time for slivered onions, barbecue sauce, and pork products the mcrib is back! and this year -- this year, mcdonald's has taken it a step farther.
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about 10,000 john deere workers on strike for the past two weeks but that may be about to change. union members set to vote tomorrow on a new contract after the company and the union reached an agreement over the weekend. under the new proposal, wages are to increase by 10% the first year then, by 5% every two years that follow with 3% lump-sum payments between -- in between the years. there will also be a post-retirement healthcare fund with an extra $2,000 in seed money per year of service. and all workers can get a retirement bonus of up to 50 grand depending on how many years they have been with the company. a union official backed the tentative agreement saying it contains enhanced economic gains, and continues to provide the highest-quality healthcare benefits in the industry they call themselves apes. the army of retail investors banding together on social media sites, like reddit and taking on wall street.
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last year, they caused some hedge funds to lose billions of dollars by betting big on stocks including gamestop and amc they have even made enough noise to cause the securities and exchange commission to look into some of the issues that they say are unfair to the retail investor cnbc's melissa lee has been digging into the apes for a documentary that's up on cnbc's news channel right now i watched it this afternoon, melissa, it's fantastic. what did you learn about this gang >> oh, shep, we learned that they are deeply committed and not just to amc the stock but to amc the movement to shake up wall street. it is incredible to think that 4.1 million retail investors now control 80% of a publicly traded company. it is even a shock for amc's ceo. who has seen the company's market grow from $750 million at the end of 2020 to more than $18 billion today. for this documentary, we wanted to hear more from the apes and i sent a tweet out asking to share
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a video telling me why they have invested in amc. most of their responses were skeptical. the apes distrust mainstream media but a few did share a video about why they are investing. >> i'm hoping i will be able to pay off my debts i have a lot of student debt. >> even if it's not the big, big numbers they are talking about, i hope we all make a sizeable profit and also make a sizeable statement. >> it will go to the moon and even if it doesn't, it's been a wonderful ride. >> i got amc for generational wealth you know what i am saying? i want my kids' kids' kids to be financially stable. >> why am i an ape i am an ape because [ bleep ] them that's why >> reporter: despite the ape's distrust of main stream media, we also interviewed two of the most well known influencers, trey collins and matt cores, who share why they are fighting to shin a light on what they feel
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is a system that is rigged against the little guys. shep >> love it thank you. the documentary, how the amc apes cracked wall street is playing on cnbc's youtube channel. go check it out. sometimes, you can have one. sometimes, you can't i mean, that is the allure of the mcrib. the pork product slathered in sauce, adorned with pickles and onions wrapped in a soft hoagie-style roll. it has haters, no doubt. but also a cult-like fan club. today, mcrib is back at all u.s. stores for, of course, a limited time only. that creates a buzz moment for mayor mccheese and the rest of his crew it's gimmick enough the return all by itself. many of us fast-food fanatics salute it but have the mcmarketers gone, at last, too far? they have now turned the mcrib into an nft, a non-fungible token for the uninitiated. a piece of digital art nfts are often sold. just this year, the -- the nft for the first tweet for $2.9 million
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dj steve sold some of his art for 900 grand. and every days the first 5,000 days sold for a whopping $69 million. the mcrib nft will be given away ten of them, actually, to fans who follow mcdonald's on twitter and retweet some gimmicky marketing tweet over the next week, then get selected. the company says with the mcrib nft, you'll never again have to say good-bye to the sandwich you love news flash, mcdonald's, fans love to eat the thing. you can't eat an nft want to do some good serve it all the time. mcrib nft, hashtag not loving it 60 seconds on a race to the finish american airlines cancelling more than 2,000 flights since friday more than 400 of them, today alone. the airline blaming weather and staffing shortages the supreme court hearing
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arguments on a controversial abortion law out of texas today. a majority of the justice signaling and questioning that they would allow abortion providers to challenge the law that bans most abortions in the state. and voters are heading to the polls across the country in many places tomorrow many eyes will be on virginia's governor's race where the gop candidate is threatening to turn that seat red. we'll have full coverage of the big races here on the news now you know the news of thi monday, november the 1st already -- wow -- 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter @the news on cnbc. who wants an nft enjoy the pork
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