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proof also, that time is gone forever. [music playing] collection >> thank you. >> "the news with shepard smith" starts right now. ghislaine maxwell, guilty. sentencing is next i am brian sullivan in for shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc after 37 hours of deliberation, the jury reaches a verdict in the trial of jeffrey epstein's associate ghislaine maxwell. guilty on all counts except one. legal expert weighs in. covid infections soaring as new lab data casts doubt. >> nothing isrisk free when you're dealing with covid. plus, how the omicron outbreak is impacting the world
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of sports. severe storms, heavy rain andtornado threats the forecast and who's at risk. the world of crypto 2022 what investors should expect. >> the lawmakers have really started paying attention to this space. >> why some fear regulation headwinds in the year ahead. putin requests a call with biden. holiday shoppers spending more than they can afford and check in with a two-headed turtle. live from cnbc the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good evening and welcome ghislaine maxwell found guilty a jury convicted maxwell on five out of six charges in manhattan. the verdict comes after a month-long trial and days of deliberation she is a long-time associate of convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. they said she recruited and
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groomed under aged girls for epstein to sexually abuse. during the trial four women testified against maxwell. two of them said epstein started abusing them when they were just 14 years old one said maxwell was sometimes there when the abuse happened. the other said maxwell participated in the abuse herself. maxwell's lawyers argued she is being used as a scapegoat for accusations against epstein who died in prison authorities say he killed himself in a jail cell while he was awaiting his own trial two years ago. she could face up to 40 years in prison on that count alone altogether she could spend up to 65 years behind bars the judge did not set a sentencing date. let's turn now to nbc news legal analyst danny savalos. the jury acquitted maxwell on only one count, count two,
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enticement of a person under age. that was related only to a woman known as jane. explain what the jury would have been deliberating around count 2. >> well, not only were they deliberating count 2, they were deliberating the conspiracy to commit that enticement there was a conspiracy to entice jane to cross state cliens but the underlying crime, they could not convict. while we don't know for sure what their reasoning was, it could be, for example, that they found that the purpose -- maxwell's purpose in having her travel was not primarily to engage in an illegal sexual act. it could have been for some other reason and the sexual assault may have been incidental the jury may have concluded. >> were you surprised with how long the jury deliberated this
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trial? >> no, not at all. a lot of folks thought this would be a lay-up of a trial but i suspect even the u.s. attorneys on the government's side would have said this is no lay-up this is no walk in the park. after all, they were prosecuting crimes that happened decades ago. in the early '90s and up to the 2000s. a time period when i was in high school and i am not young so these were not easy cases to bring. they rose and fell on the testimony of accusers and those accusers in several instances had given inconsistent testimony or inconsistent statements and in one instance one accuser hadn't mentioned maxwell the first time around when she spoke to law enforcement so this is not uncommon for accusers, memory is not perfect so the defense exploited that. >> danny, what are you expecting from sentencing? >> sentencing is quietly
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arguably a more important part of trial than the trial itself her attorneys need to be pushing to keep this close as possible to any mandatory minimums and no higher the -- as you said, the maximum potential sentence is in the many, many decades, around 70 years, but they're going to be pushing for a lot less and the sentencing guidelines should be considerably less than that. >> danny cevalas, thank you very much. covid watch. america is now reporting more daily infections than in any other point during the pandemic. the previous record has been shattered. look at that we're averaging more than 265,000 cases a day. that's from johns hopkins. but the cdc reports this could be an over estimate because of a backlog of data over the holiday. hospitalizations and deaths are also both rising right now however, not nearly as fast as new infections still, many experts say the
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rapid spread could put more strain on hospitals and workers. the cdc director defended the decision to lower the isolation from ten days to just five. >> updates to our recommendations were made to reflect what we currently know about covid-19 infection, including how long a person is most infectious. after five days the risk of ongoing transmission substantially decreases. >> now the white house says that testing is key to getting the pandemic under control, but the fda now reports data shows that some rapid antigen tests, the one we are all looking for, may be less effective in detecting the omicron variant. >> doctor, thank you very much dr. fauci said today rapid tests are still useful even though they're not as sensitive against omicron. should we feel comfortable, confident in these rapid test
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results? >> well, i think that it's important to remember that tests are not going to be perfect and every test has its purpose pcr tests are great, they're the most sensitive and they take several days to get results. that's not very helpful. rapid tests are still very important. how can you use them you can use them if you are infected or if you are symptomatic, you take a rapid test, that is where it is going to be the most effective if you are using it for screening, taking a test before you go visit other people, you do this right before you visit other people, it's a good indicator, not perfect, but good indicator that you are probably not contagious at that particular moment but nothing is perfect here we have to use the tools we have land tests do work they're good for certain purposes we can't use them in all circumstances and expect them to be perfect. >> we learned pcr tests, the
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quote, gold standard may not be perfect. michelle walensky said they changed the guidance on isolation because pcr tests can produce a positive result up to 12 weeks after infection how much should we then rely on the pcr test >> a pcr test is great because it will help you detect virus early on you're not necessarily going to want to use it as a return to work strategy but they're good for what they're used for. they're going to detect the rapid antigen tests. they won't be used for that same purpose. it's apples and oranges and that has nothing to do with when you are going to let meme out of isolation. you need to remember what the issues are at happened we need more testing
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we don't have great testing. we have to use what we have available. you need more rapid testing. this is really what the issue is. >> we talk about all of this, doctor, the framework of getting the virus under control. it's infected every country in the world. is it possible to get it under control? >> absolutely it's possible to get it under control i think we're so overwhelmed with the current situation that we're for getting there are ways to be able to get in front of it what's the best way to get it under control? it's to get as many people vaccinated as we can and get them boosted there have been great strides in terms of getting more vaccines on the market, getting more vaccines out there globally. this is great news we have to use the tools other tools are masks. high quality masks it's problematic the cdc's new guidance which hinges on really excellent mask wearing has not done anything to update the
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guidance on masks. they're still accepting cloth masks which are not going to do very much for protecting people and protecting spread. >> the cloth masks may not be worthless but not far off. the fda has not a confirmed hand thank you. new covid outbreaks rattling sports world five bowl games have been canceled in college sports that list would be longer but some teams actually found replacement opponents to play. in the nhl the league just postponed ten games. one because of covid games and one because of restrictions in canada they're shortening their isolation rules so players can return to their teams faster. weather alert. a monster storm system barrelling into the mississippi valley tonight 20 million people at risk of
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strong winds, heavy rain, even tornadoes. adam delerosa. an area that just got crushed by deadly tornadoes under another serious threat tonight. >> yeah, one storm after another here into the tennessee valley the powerful front moving into an unstable atmosphere the areas highlighted in red indicating a tornado watch across northern alabama from huntsville to tuscaloosa north of columbus we have severe thunderstorm warnings for damaging wind gusts upwards of 60 miles per hour. this threat is going to shift eastward as we head towards wednesday evening and wednesday night. birmingham, chattanooga. damaging straight line, wind
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george ste gusts, large hail. we will see the severity of the storms start to wane kicking off thursday into northern georgia, atlanta. we could need the umbrellas to kick of our day tomorrow record challenging warmth once again across the southeast orlando, miami up into the 80s atlanta up to 74, wouldn't break the current weather of p 3 one to three inches into the area so cal, one to three inches. san bernardino, anaheim, this will help with the drought more severe across the weather as we rein in 2022. talk about the storm later
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on in the meantime we have a lot more to do tonight on deck, can the crypto coin craze keep going next year what you can expect in this new frontier of money for the year ahead. coinbase investor and co-founder of reddit joins us get ready, alexis. we're coming remembering a giant in politics. former senate majority leader harry reid the facts. the truth. thdo you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy - even a term policy - for an immediate cash payment. call coventry direct to learn more. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized we needed a way to supplement our income. our friend sold their policy to help pay their medical bills, and that got me thinking. maybe selling our policy could help with our retirement. i'm skeptical, so i did some research and called coventry
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month. over the past cryptocurrency up more than 60% and hitting several major milestones in february we saw bitcoin hit a trillion dollar market value for the first time ever. in june, el salvador became the first nation to adopt cryptocurrency as the legal tender china is setting up their crackdown on digital currencies. what is ahead in 2022? here's cnbc's kate >> bitcoin turned up. >> despite the notorious price swings bitcoin has become a main stain and a lot of conversations. >> now what the hell is an nft, apparently cryptocurrency. >> but the underlying technology is known as blockchain developers are applying that technology to digital art,
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social networks, video games and even voting rights and corporations some see it as the next wave of the internet and call it web 3 the term was even thrown around in a recent congressional hearing with industry ceos >> what we're hearing now is web 3. >> that set the stage for some crypto specific legislation next year. >> the lawmakers have really started paying attention to this space and i think people are really starting to see the long-term benefits that this industry can provide i think there is a real window for there to be a policy framework done on a bipartisan basis and i think we're going to see something that advances the industry as a whole but also provides those guardrails for market integrity and consumer protection that a lot of people have been looking for. >> reporter: insiders expect the treasury department to pay more attention to crypto currencies tied to the value of a dollar known as stable coins.
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the u.s. may mint its own digital currency on bitcoin there's speculation other countries will adopt the cryptocurrency after el salvador did and cities to follow miami and new york to issue their own coins called city coins. it hasn't proven itself as an everyday currency. some think it never will others are hopeful the cryptocurrency could be used to send money abroad to friends and family instantly without big fees if job openings are any indication, the crypto currency is gearing up for a big 2022 crypto companies have been on a hiring spree and ceos are saying they're seeing floods of job applications from people leaving big tech companies. >> alexis ohanian joins us now founder of 776, co-founder and former executive chairman of
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reddit >> great to be back. >> what is your view of crypto it has made people a ton of money. been a rough ride lately what's the ohanian take? >> i've been very fortunate. i've been in the space for a while. i've certainly benefitted from that and i really do believe the underlying technology is here. blockchain tech is real and you need to look no further than just all of the really talented people, as you said, leaving in droves from big tech to go be a part of this and go build. i've been successful as an investor following where my smartest builders are going to spend their time and blockchain technology is it it's still going to be very volatile still a lot more work to be done, but this technology is real and it's here to stay. >> how much is here to stay. 1870, a couple hundred railroads. a couple hundred radio companies in the 1920s it comes down to three or four car companies the same
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there's like 50 coins now. >> for sure. >> are they all going to survive? >> absolutely not. the vast majority whether we're talking about block chains, nfts y'all had me on in march to talk about the proliferation of nfts, the start of it. alternative assets are going to be a big part of people's portfolios and the next generation is not going to think about stocks and bonds it's going to be very diverse, very broad cryptocurrency will be a part of it blockchain technology will underlie a lot of it when any of these technological shifts happen, i wasn't alive during the railroads, and in particular with technology, there is a handful of very big winners and then a lot of the companies, a lot of the new technologies do fade it's incumbent to do the work, the research and looking towards
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the long term if you're looking anywhere in this space. >> first off, you're not that young. there are still railroads. >> yes >> i want to pivot to early bird you just invested in early bird. you can set up accounts for new babies or young people grandma and grandpa, uncles, friends, yourself, parents can invest in their children's futures. you said stocks and bonds. when we look at early bird, what can we invest in can we throw cryptocurrencies on our new babies >> i can't break any news yet. the nice thing is, my great aunt vieira saved money for me, gave me a savings bond when i was born and i'm sure it was getting a great interest rate back then. that notion doesn't exist for the modern parent, uncle, aunt, what have you.
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what's so powerful is they're taking investing, creating an experience for parents, family members, loved ones to make the gift of a long-term investment that can compound over decades on a child's life. that actually starts to bring another level of investment. we all have the smartphone now the ability to tie the gift whether it's a few shares of a stock, maybe one day a fraction -- >> one day >> to tie that in with a short story, a video, something that feels intimate and personal is powerful look, i know, i'm in a very fortunate position my daughter, olympia, we will do everything we can to support her and we have an amazing family to help her understand financial literacy it shouldn't be just for little kids like her. every kid should have access financial literacy will be thought of very differently because so much of where they're
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going to learn to learn about it, what they're going to be able to invest in is going to be as unique and different as ever evolving as possible portfolios of the future will have fractional ownership of rare sneakers, michael jordan rookie cards, cryptocurrencies and all kinds of things that we're still only able to wonder about. >> just a tiny share of the genes genesee railroad. >> we still need to move atoms all over the country. >> it is kind of amazing great stuff. investing in early bird. happy new year best to you and yours. >> thank you so much >> all right take care. up next, president biden and putin set to speak, but who asked for the call and the issues both leaders plan to address. plus, prepping for tax season with an irs warning
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russian president vladimir putin and joe biden set to speak tomorrow on the phone. comes as tensions rise as russia amasses troops along the ukrainian border a senior administration official said that putin requested the call but the reason is unclear earlier this month when the two spoke on a video chat president biden warned putin there would be, quote, severe consequences if he invaded ukraine. despite the massive military buildup, putin has insisted he is not planning an invasion but he is asking for guarantees. he doesn't want the nato alliance to expand east or join. diplomatic talks are set for
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january 10th >> reporter: president's biden and putin will speak by phone thursday tensions mount for ukraine over fears of a russian invasion. following months of military buildup and rhetoric, the u.s. is engaging with putin one on one because there is, quote, no substitute for direct leader to leader dialogue. a senior administration official said tonight we are in a moment of crisis and have been for several weeks given the russian buildup. it will take a high level of engagement to address this and find a path of deescalation. the discussion between the two leaders will set the ground work for more extensive talks between the two countries in the coming weeks starting january 10th. as the president continues to consult allies and partners in the region, u.s. secretary of state spoke today and similar calls are expected after the
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biden/putin call they believe deescalation is still possible but the president will make clear he's ready to sanction russia like never before if it comes to that notably the phone call came at mr. putin's request though a senior administration official said tonight the reason for that is unclear brian? >> monicaalba, thank you. remembering harry reid a look back at his life, his legacy and his influence and his ties to some of the most powerful people in america. doctors telling people, get your shot. the flu shot the flu yi
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holiday shopping sending credit card debt soaring that is what is topping cnbc's on the money retail sales surged but as more americans splurged some spent more than they can afford. more than 1/3 of consumers say they went into debt according to a survey by lending tree the average amount owed 1300 bucks. attention thieves, if you stole something this year, you must report it as income i mean, that is unless you return it. an image showing the reported irs guideline exploded it's true. tax agency's 2021 federal income tax guide. stealing is not the only illegal activity the irs wants to hear
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about though income from bribes, kickbacks, drug dealing must be reported as well right. and the spud during global supply shortage hitting japan now. a u.s. firm air lifting three 747s loaded with potatoes. mickey ds there only offering small size fries now the issue expected to be resolved by new year's on wall street, the santa claus rally rolls on, at least for the biggest of the big companies. the dow up 90 points rising for a sixth straight day the s&p 500 did rise only 1/10 of 1%. second most of all time. the nasdaq falling just a touch off about 16 points. welcome, everybody i'm brian sullivan in once again
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for shephard smith. here's what's making the news on cnbc the search for a missing 3-year-old girl. the cash reward. the investigation and where rescue teams are looking. a state of emergency in northern nevada. a massive snowstorm in the lake tahoe area shattering records, shutting down roads and leaving some motorists stranded. first, the flu making a comeback in the u.s. this year. >> that is right in fact, hospitalizations from the flu, influenza, on the rise. the cdc reports two children have already died this season. let's take a look at flu cases in new york state. the red line is this year. you can see many more cases. much earlier than even compared to pre-pandemic years. now see that green line, it's almost basically imperceptible on the bottom. last year's flu season was nearly zero. it was likely because of covid
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safety measures like school closures and masks now as many americans are returning to their daily routines, the flu is roaring back dr. john lahida is here. i understand for good reason covid has gotten all of the headlines for the better part of two years. now we have flu cases that are 600% more than a few years ago how seriously do we need to take this threat? >> yes, brian. we're asking everyone who has gotten their booster shot to consider having a flu shot about a week or two weeks after their booster. if you are really brave you can get the booster and flu shot together, but i might not advise that because you wouldn't know what the side effect was if you didn't have a happy result from the injection.
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>> are you seeing people eschew the flu shot they're thinking i'm protected from a lot of things they're very different viruses >> very different viruses, and most people don't understand that the flu affects children, people over 65, pregnant women and it is just as dangerous as covid in some cases, particularly if you have influenza a. you can go on to wind up in the icu, and we have a few people in some of our hospitals that are in intensive care for the flu. when you come into the emergency room it's difficult to determine whether you have the flu or covid and we have to do both sets of tests and make sure. >> people forget the 1976-1968 time period. people have flu-like symptoms. they are of course worried they
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have covid they are not thinking about the flu. how do we know what they might have do they have to take a pcr test? >> as you come through the door we have been testing for influenza a and b. now if you come in and you're severely ill, that means having a cough with a severe headache, fever of 103 or 104, you tonight have taste or smell, we're going to think that you have covid until proven otherwise but we will test you for the flu as well to make sure because the two diseases are treated differently. with the new omicron variant it is less clinically damaging than before. >> a lot of people are sick right now. we just saw the numbers. you thought, oh, my gosh, i may
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have covid or i may have omicron. is there any difference -- i'm not asking people to self-diagnose, doctor, but what are the differences in the symptoms to maybe give people a little more comfort? >> well, the symptoms on omicron are very less than the delta variant. the delta variant people get short of breath, their pulse oxygenation in the blood goes down precipitously and they can wind up unconscious at home. if there's a relative, hopefully they will dial 911 the flu is a different story in the case of the flu you usually do not lose your taste or smell but the symptoms may be very similar a severe headache, significant congestion, aches and pains, feeling like you were hit by a truck. if that happens, most people who can breathe normally and don't have issues will stay home until such time as they say i don't feel like i'm feeling that well, i feel like i'm going down the
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tubes and then they'll wind up in the emergency room to be evaluated. if they're not super sick, they'll be discharged back home. with covid, that's a different example. >> difficult time for a twindemic. dr. lahita, thank you. more than a week ago a 3-year-old girl disappeared from a playground in san antonio, texas. now the cash reward is at $150,000 she and her family are afghan refugees who settled here just last monday. she was playing at a playground outside an apartment complex her mom walked away for a very short time when she came back, her daughter was gone the fbi, canine and search and rescue teams have been looking for lena they searched apartments, wooded areas, so far, nothing lena is about 4 feet tall.
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if you have any information about lena, call the san antonio police department or contact your local fbi office. for years he was the top democrat in the senate tonight the flag at the capitol is flying at half staff in honor of former senate majority leader harry reid who died yesterday at 82 nbc's andrea mitchell has the story. >> reporter: harry reid was a king maker in washington the one-time amateur boxer brought that fighting spirit to congress where he spent 30 years, including 8 as the senate majority leader. his road to washington started in search light, nevada. >> i didn't make it because of my good looks. i didn't make it because i'm a genius i made it because i have worked hard >> reporter: on capitol hill the flag flying at half staff in
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honor of the nevada democrat as tributes poured in overnight from both sides of the aisle reed was closely tied to president obama and was the first to suggest the young senator from illinois should run for the oval office. >> harry is tough. i believe he's going to go down as one of the best leaders the senate has ever had. i could not have accomplished what i accomplished without him being at my side >> reporter: a message president obama emphasized in a recent letter he wrote to reid. he wrote, you were a great leader in the senate, and early on you were more generous to me than i had any reason to expect. i wouldn't have been president if it weren't for your encouragement and support. the affordable care act known as o obamacare. >> barack obama would have never passed that without harry reid it should be called reid as much
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as it is called obamacare. >> for harry it wasn't about power for power's sake it was about the power to do right for the people minority leader mitch mcconnell, who had a very contentious relationship with reid paid respect writing i never doubted that harry was always doing what he earnestly, deeply felt was right for nevada and our country. he retired after an accident left him blind in one eye. he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer four years ago losing the battle with the disease tuesday. now the world remembering this titan of the senate, a soft spoken fighter from nevada, never afraid to mix it up in the political arena. for "the news," i'm andrea mitchell. california's lake tahoe snowed in. some roads have re-opened but
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the snow is still falling and ski resorts are trying to figure out if it's too dangerous to ski. plus, a new snowfall record in chicago comes o
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welcome back we are continuing to track the travel nightmares playing out at airports around america right now. another round of cancellations today. airlines scrapped nearly 1,000 flights. more than 5,000 others have been delayed. new data from flight aware valerie castro goes inside the travel rush tomorrow and speaks with experts about what you need to know to travel safe right now. the governor of nevada declared a state of emergency after a series of storm dumped feet of snow in some areas lake tahoe shattered a 50 year record on monday the area has gotten 16 feet of snow just this month and a few
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more inches fell again today here's a look at i-80. emergency officials are warning people to stay off the roads the storm shut down the interstate and several state highways for 24 hours. the national weather service is warning, the coldest weather to hit the area is expected to come this weekend kevin cooper been in tahoe for 29 years worked with all of the resorts including keeping an eye on the weather. coop, you've got your deck behind you how much snow is there at this point? have you ever seen anything like this >> that's a great question i'll tell you what, i have not seen it come down as consistently as this december. we just saw -- 1970 saw 179 inches we just saw 193 inches here in the last several days.
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it's still coming down we'll see a break thursday and friday forecast ahead is another series of systems good news for the water tables, great news for the ski resorts but a challenging time over the last 96 hours. roads have been closed we've had to work our way in and around the region. it's definitely been a challenge. >> here is the irony, coop i was just in big sky, montana there's a good amount of snow for skiing and then there's too much snow for skiing what is the situation for the resorts? huge economic boom for the community. are they going to try to reopen any time soon? >> that's what the resort operations teams do. they are resilient they'll be working a lot of snow safety the good news is we formed a right side up snow pack, not an upside down snow pack.
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so they have really good material to work with. it came in wet, then started to cool down. we've seen resorts reporting 230 inches or 19 feet of snow since october. really good to work with it will take them some time. the groomers will get out and they'll have to pack it down the ski patrol will have to do it considerable, moderate, low below tree line. we're looking for a good pack. we'll get open for sure. we have to look for the next round. >> basically out of bounds, out of the normal skiable area i can tell by your dogs, coop, they love it and are happy about it thank you very much. >> take care, guys you have a wonderful new year. >> there he goes. meantime, chicago broke another type of snow record.
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this is the first measurable snowfall of the season and this is the latest date since recordkeeping began in 1909. broke the record in 2012 by eight full days. i don't think anyone is complaining after record levels came and water levels are rising it's forcing us to take action before it's too late the risk risks, we see christine's diana olick. >> reporter: intense rains just kept coming. waves crashed over lake shore drive sending water up to the third floor buildings. the chicago river also began to overflow into the downtown the balance between the river and the lake has been delicate
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trying to keep the river from flowing into the lake which is the city's drinking water. locks that reverse the river back into the lake when it gets too high last year's rainfall was so severe that for the first time it just didn't work. the delay was destructive. downtown chicago suffered massive flooding, even knocking out power at the willis tower. we need to be paying more attention to the future of this area >> don gronweld says these are going to exceed the infrastructure >> reporter: chicago's in danger >> absolutely. they're all in danger of not being able to handle the extreme
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highs and extreme lows at some times. >> just several years before that the city's water supply was threatened as well as shipping. >> when water levels go down, they have to do light loading and they lose millions if not billions of dollars. >> this is an emergency measure. >> reporter: a quick fix even after the army corps of engineers began shoring up the shoreline in a half billion effort funded by the epa to evaluate certain positions in terms of intensity and
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surges, increasing they're trying to reduce the carbon footprint. >> trying to plant tens of thousands of trees that can help to capture the rain where it falls. >> go greener are the real fits and it depends entirely on water or quite frankly for irrigation around the area. infrastructure will no longer do and while there is no rainfall or draw the. two sisters diagnosed with cancer boldt at a young age.
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thank the gods. don't thank them too soon. kick pain in the aspercreme. three sisters coming together during the pandemic to start a non-profit helps people battling cancer. they say they did it after two of them faced their own cancer diagnoses, both now cancer free. they say they want to share their fight to inspire young cancer to others >> reporter: gathered at their parents' house on long island, this is the rix sisters. >> i think we're closer now than we were growing up. >> reporter: closer now in part because of a similar scare.
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>> it wasn't any pain, it was more like discomfort that i wouldn't eat as much as i normally would because i was already full. >> there was a mass on my ovary and they didn't know if it was cancerous or not when i went in, they said, yes, it is. >> reporter: six months after mikaela found a lump under her arm and at 26 she was diagnosed with breast cancer >> for both of you, you were diagnosed as young and happy. >> how scary was it? >> at that point the fear comes up with this, what did it make you think about your own health? >> i think anyone's reaction is, i'm next whatever is next, i know i have two incredible role models to
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look up to >> is cancer changing or is detection. >> the doctor treated mckaila. >> you could have no symptoms. >> during the pandemic they launched a nonprofit, we fight like girls >> that is not a young person's disease. our age group has a completely different set of things we're worried about. for anyone else my age, they've probably put it off. >> reporter: while they are in remission, their work is the fight that lies ahead.
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>> a fight thesis terse say will not allow it time. a historic tom brady jersey could fetch money. he signed a lot. look closely up here at the number 2 brady jotted down his stats from the game and at the bottom he wrote goat this is the only time he wrote this on a game used jersey it's 350,000 bucks the option closes to my mom. mary kate and ashley, that is the rare two-headed turtle that launched back in massachusetts
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in october the response has been overwhelming calls came in from all over including "ripley's believe it or not." we zero to check them. >> the rap tillian grabbed stars. six legs, two heads, one shell we wanted to check in on the twins? >> have you learned anything >> yes, i feel like i've gone to school for turtle biography. >> they've gained assurance.
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>> going forward, my biggest concern is quality of life. >> reporter: last time, one of the big questions is quality of life they're both eating and gaining weight >> this is called bicephaly. >> we actually had a cd scan done what they were able to find is they are just like us. >> what's next what happens to a two-headed turtle that's a very good condition he says they'll likely spend the rest of that you are lives in
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captivity. good luck to them. 45 seconds left on a race to the finish ghislaine maxwell found guilty in all but one count in the sex trafficking trial. she is facing up to 65 years in prison of jeffrey epstein's abuse of girls in prison. united states is now reporting more daily infections than at any other point during the pandemic the nation averaging 265,000 cases a day according to johns hopkins. tomorrow president biden and russian president vladimir putin are speaking on the phone. it comes as russia amasses troops along ukraine's border and now you know the news of this wednesday, december 29th.
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