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because she is part of long view. >> and she never be sent away again. >> no, she's home. >> that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm andrea canning. thank you for watching. you for watching >> breaking on msnbc, at least three people are dead and potentially dozens hurt. after an amtrak train carrying more than 100 people derailed in montana. investigators are now trying to figure out what went wrong here in what appeared to be a street section of tracks. >> a time of intensity. speaker nancy pelosi describing the busy week ahead on capitol hill. morning house democrats the musket if instructor done and reconciliation pass quickly. that can moderates and progressives come to an
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agreement? plus -- >> it is clear, in arizona, that the must decertify the election. you heard the numbers. and those responsible for wrongdoing must be held accountable. >> former president trump making his first public appearance since that so called arizona audit results were released. since texas announced its own partisan review. but now his allies have their eye set on another state, as their audit movement games sting. >> could there be finally, some optimistic news on the covid front? a new nbc analysis shows new cases have peaked. so, could we finally be near the end of the pandemic? we'll ask our experts this morning. >> good morning everybody. it is sunday, september 26, i'm lindsey reiser. and i'm >> kendis gibson. live here and this nbc world headquarters in new york. our team during east from berlin to venice, florida. and of course, washington d.c.. will begin the with breaking
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news from overnight. the deadly amtrak derailment, taking place in the middle of montana. investigators right now trying to figure out what went wrong. here's what we know so far. at least three people are dead. and the new york times is reporting that well over 50 are injured after the amtrak empire builder line derailed in north central montana. officials say all of the survivors have been removed from the wreckage. and those with injuries said sent to at least five area hospitals. >> the ten car train headed from chicago to seattle and portland, the real yesterday afternoon in joplin, montana. the standard miles north of helen. one customer told a new york times it felt like extreme turbulence on a plane. let's bring in former member of the national transportation safety board -- that agency is among those investigating. katy, good morning. and thanks for joining. us not only so early but on such short notice. when we look at the images, this looks like incredibly dangerous, scary situation for these people.
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that train is not in good shape. can you walk us through what the team will be looking for when they get on the ground? >> good morning. it is a tragedy and my heart goes out to all the families of the passengers and crew involved in this accident. ntsb, as you know, has announced they will be sending an investigative team. and they will look at everything. they will look at the function of the tree. was there any problem with mechanical function? with the cars? with the engines? with whatever else might be involved in the mechanical aspect of that. they will look at the track. what condition is the truck in? how recently was it repaired? investigation records that they can look at? they will look at the performance of the crew. was there a crew sleep issue? the weather does it seem to be a factor, but you never know. and it's interesting to me that a significant portion of the train, including the two engines, cleared the seam section of the track. so, it's one of those things,
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they'll figure out what happened. but it doesn't fit a pattern of a normal investigation, where you can usually pinpoint something right away. there doesn't seem to be any signals here that they would've blown through, or running to anything else. but they will find out. and of course, it's just a real loss for those families who are affected. and for and track, who prides itself on its safety record. >> you say it's not very obvious, at least at the outset, well as you're looking at that video what might have happened. and we know it's very early on. but does anything stick out to you as you look at the pictures and images that were seen? it seems like a may have happened on a street part of their tracks. and eight out of those ten cars coming off the tracks. >> i know. and it doesn't. i was -- i couldn't tell from the pictures whether it was a street stretch of track.
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if it had come around the curbs, you think speed might have been the problem. but that doesn't mean speed is an issue. but it's not like it would've been a -- effect. if you come too fast around the curb, the rear cars wouldn't catch up. it makes me think it's a mechanical problem somewhere in the reels, or in the train cars themselves. where they lost connection. but again, it's too early to speculate. and that's always a mistake. so, we really do need to get a teen there and have them look at it, very, very thoroughly. and they. will i'm always so impressed with my former colleagues at how meticulous they are about diagnosing the problem and figuring out what happened. and then obviously, making recommendations to the board and then the board will go beyond that in terms of what actions should be taken. to make sure doesn't happen again. >> how long does something like
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this usually take to find out answers? and for people whose routes have been canceled for the people who are hopping on and amtrak our another train today, how can they safely know that they'll get to their destination? >> well, again, i think you have to look at the record of amtrak. and yes, there been other accidents. but amtrak as an organization has a good track record, no pun intended. what's interesting is that this is a regaling run. this particular route is traveled virtually every day of the week. with much success. so, what's happened on this particular day is what we need to know. but people in this room obviously will not be -- i think they've already canceled trains that were scheduled because of this accident. so, i would say to any passenger, the careful and be alert, but don't be frightened. we have to look at the safety record overall and real travel in this country. i wish there were more of it
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frankly. >> so, can you take me through and we always say this when these things happens and it's been a while as you mention. they have a good safety record overall. since 2016 i believe the last federal amtrak crash. but take me through what happens with the school team? you have an ntsb team and what are they going to do? the gonna get on a plane for washington d.c. and do what? >> they will arrive and they will bring in a team from washington and also other parts of the country, we have specific expertise. they will be in that team they will be people who are will interview the crew, they'll interview passengers, they will look at the track itself they. have experts who know where to look for a flaws in a track and whether it's a crack or something that might have happened. that would've caused this derailment they're. going to look at the train cars themselves. the outer carriage of their cars, the wheels,
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every part of the mechanical system will be investigated. and it will take a while. i don't know how don't they will be unseen, let's say they have a week and they will pull. together every day a report of what they heard and they will share that. one of the things i think is so impressive about these investigations is that the party's the investigation will include amtrak, it will include representatives of the real union. so, it will include everybody who has a role to play. and they will all share that information. and they will look at the records of inspection. they will look at maintenance records. out of all that, they will find the information that will help them understand exactly what particular problems may have. haven't >> understood. katie higgins, thank you so much. really appreciate. >> sure, thank you. >> we want to go now to the latest on capitol hill and president biden's ambitious agenda, that really hangs in the balance right now.
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the house is still supposed to vote on that bipartisan infrastructure bill tomorrow. one hour after house democrats huddle up. >> so, progressives insist that they're not signing off on it until they're much larger, much more expensive spending bill passes. speaker pelosi has topped those votes to pass those infrastructure. that might be why the speaker spent a strongly worded letter to her colleagues. in that letter she says, they must pass both bills, plus a continuing resolution so government funding doesn't run out. speaker pelosi called the next few days a time of intensity. >> to say the least, right? as far as budget reconciliation, the house budget committee improving yesterday while, progressives and moderates still can't agree, really, on the final details. or that final dollar amount. >> will bring in nbc news reporter on capitol hill i -- josh lederman. julie, i want to start with. you because speaker pelosi turning that heat up a little
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bit on her caucus with this letter. isn't she? >> yes she, sure is. good morning, guys. speaker pelosi knows how to wield the gavel but she never had to hold the democratic caucus together like this. and she is sending this letter to basically be like, guys, this is what we're doing next week. and she is sending a continuous message of pressure to moderates and progressives. we knew her plan heading into this weekend. and while her members are relaxing back home and taking a minute to themselves, she is saying get ready for some tough votes next week. political put it this way, and i have to read this to you guys. the pedal is not on the metal, the stiletto is through the floorboard and her foot is hanging out of the bottom of the car. i mean, you really can't get a better visual than that. just literally sums up this entire situation and what speaker pelosi is going through here. let's quickly take through what that agenda is this. what you mentioned, it's going to be a lot. and it is. on monday, tomorrow, the house will take up that bipartisan infrastructure plan. and by the way, just a moment
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after, the senate will vote on a stopgap funding measure from picture of a government funding deadline doesn't pass on september 30th, and the government does run out of money. but with the debt ceiling attached to that, issue but destined to fail. so, the house is waiting for that. meanwhile, pelosi says, there is also going to take up a three and a half trillion dollar reconciliation package. you mentioned the budget committee, yesterday, filling machine that up. that is still lacks consensus. not only in the house, but among 50 democrats in the senate. so two words, buckle up. [laughs] >> that heel is through the floorboard hang it out of the car. politico, really paints an image. there josh, we know president biden has a lot at stake with these bills. what is he doing right now about getting them done? he's at camp david this weekend. is he working the phones? >> that he is according to the white house. so much i mean in the balance beam for the president. lindsey, because if these negotiations fall apart and they can't find some type of compromise that they can get through, there's really no other viable pathway for the
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president to get pretty much any of his domestic agenda through with the midterms looming right around the corner next year. democrats eager to show that they, in control of both the congress and the white house, have been able to get concrete things done for the american people. and thus, should be reelected. that is why president joe biden has been working so hard to try to thread this needle. meaning at the end of the week, not only with the moderates, but also with the progresses. and also with those key senators who are going to determine whether something the house finally agrees on is actually too big or too small to pass muster among those 50 democrats in the senate. when he met with joe manchin, the senator from west virginia, very closely watched meeting at the end of the week. mention emerge from that meeting to say that president joe biden had asked him, give me a number. tell me what could you possibly support? and then we can try to work backwards from there to see how we can thread the needle between the priorities of the progressives and the moderates. president biden making it his
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job to figure out where is the common ground there and where can they come up with some ways that might be amenable to both sides. we know that president biden as he has been at camp david throughout this weekend, according to the white house, was planning to stay on the phones throughout the course of the two days, with both pelosi and with schumer, as well as other key members of his team who are trying to work this out. the president, as he was heading to camp david on friday, was asked by reporters about the irony of the fact that joe biden who ran as a moderate, is now the one trying to figure out what can he possibly get moderates to support. the president responded by saying, he'd rather talk about that, once this is all done. lindsey? this is all d>> whenever it fis up. >> josh and kendis, stay out of each other's closet. >> seriously. i see you got the memo this morning. what to wear. >> i was the only one. [laughs] julie >> julie was saying, i'm still here, guys. this is awkward. thanks lederman.
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all right, so what happens. next both sides of the democratic party appear to be digging in their heels right now will saying they're sure these bills will get down. >> let's go and head and bringing democratic congresswoman lois frankel a florida. also a member of the house progressive caucus. good morning to you, congresswoman. thank you for being upright early with us. so, we've been talking about this big meeting tomorrow evening. when do you expect will happen? and you believe that infrastructure, the vote, should go ahead tomorrow? >> good morning, good to be with both you early in the morning. still dark. here listen, i think first of all, most of us are i would see, all of us are -- like-minded and want it to pass both of these bills which is transformative. especially build back better. a piece that is going to lower
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the cost of childcare, health care while raising that here of wages. you can have family medical leave and pre-k all employers. this is transformative. we are excited about. this >> but congressman, do you have votes? >> i believe we will have the upper. it's not easy when you're putting together such a huge, imported. that has put it's in that so many of us are fighting for for so many years. and i think everybody realizes, this is really a once in a lifetime opportunity. so, every member wants to make sure that their priority is in this legislation. there's 200 plus votes that we must get. so, is not that easy to come to an agreement. but i do really feel like we're getting there. and i do trust my colleagues that we will get there. ll get there>> so, part of the e
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manchin. what is your stance on senator manchin and all of this? is the white house giving him too much power at this point? >> well, i don't know joe manchin. i will see this, i know the media gives him a lot of attention. but think about this, any one senator can disrupt what's -- anyone this democratic senator can disrupt the flow of the democratic legend. and in the house, and three democrats can disrupt the flow of the agenda. so, what i've seen happening is the president really reaching out and giving lots of members an opportunity to talk about their priorities. and again, i have a lot of confidence that we're gonna get it done. >> you mentioned the thin margins right now. and the white house hasn't ruled that going after republican votes if progressive withhold some of their's an infrastructure. what is your reaction to that? >> listen, i hope the
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republicans vote for both of our bills. in the senate it was bipartisan for years. in the house, i'm not sure sure that would happen. but i do think that, the president should not give up on what we are colleague progressive. i call myself a progressive. and very practical. i'm on board with getting both these bills passed. so, i think president can count on the progressives to get this done. >> yes, so you are the co-chair for the democratic women's caucus. we know there are items in the documents only plan. like money for medicare expansion and paid family leave. universal pre-k, free community college. i could go on and on. what are progressives risking with this strategy right now? >> i'll tell you. i was a working mother. i'm all so now are working grandmother. and i absolutely know the stress is that every day
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working parents go through, just to make sure that their children are being safe or they can go to work. children are getting off to a good start. all of this is in these transformative bills. and i do not think -- i hate when we try to divide our caucus life regresses and moderates. i will tell you this, we share the same values. i know most of these colleagues fairly well. >> congresswoman, is not a narrow fairness. it's not just making that division. as the senators. is joe manchin saying he can't get behind this. >> i don't know joe manchin. i'm in the house. i know that we're working very hard to get our act together, and i believe we will. joe manchin, will let the senators deal with. him [laughs] she just pulled the mirage.
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i hope we said we didn't see something offensive because your cat left the room as soon as we said infrastructure. [laughs] >> congresswoman lois frankel, thank you. >> great to have you. >> all right, coming up, one by one trump really lined up is an election denying midterm picks in georgia last. not really got the crowd with voter fraud conspiracies. is he trying to subvert the 2024 election before it even happens? will it work? he's also driving the so-called audit movement to other republican led states. we're gonna break down which once again to be seeing a repeat of our cohen's so called recall. >> and coming up later, was britney spears bug by her own father. two new documentaries are out. some disturbing new bombshells. bombshells
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forensic audit yesterday, at a level you wouldn't believe. it is clear, in arizona, that they must decertify the election. it was a corrupt election. [applause] and it's my opinion, by the way, that georgia is far worse. >> former president trump rehashing grievances for the 2020 election at last night's rally in paris, georgia. as you heard, he also reiterated false claims of
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election fraud and rigging in both georgia and arizona. well, the findings of the arizona audit, which critics on both sides of the aisle see was carried out by an experience contractors, misconstrued basic election code, actually confirmed president biden's victory and by an even wider majority. nevertheless, that trump machine is already looking ahead at doing this again and other states including georgia. let's bring in tammy patrick, senior adviser for elections of the democracy fine. good morning, thanks for joining. as you look through the data of the circle already in arizona. what is your take on how it was run and the cyber ninjas who ran it? >> good morning, and it's wonderful to be here with you both. i think it is really critical for the years to understand that the 2020 election was the most secure, the most transparent, the most observed, the most litigated -- all those court decisions supporting the outcome of the race -- and the most audited election,
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with more voters voting than ever before u.s. history. in the middle of a global pandemic. so, the fact that this extra legal review of the election happened at all is highly questionable. and what is particularly troubling is that the review itself did not follow arizona law. it was not transparent. it didn't follow basic election audit practices and procedures. and in fact, they changed their practices halfway through the audit. a number of times. and that's never good practice when you're following or doing any sort of policy. the most troubling aspect of this is that it was conducted by individuals with a political agenda, who truly knew nothing about the election administration arizona and arizona law. and there was an original worrying, and i've been voicing this for months, that they would not know what they were looking at. and so, where they are for use whatever they found as a
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justification to further their narrative of these conspiracy theories that we've been seeing. >> which we did see. for example, the maricopa county board of elections ended up fact checking on twitter some of the most critical issues that they. said that that said, i don't think anyone was surprised by trump's comments last night. he's keeping focused on these partisan audits in other states. but how is what happened in arizona, frankly the embarrassment there, not a deterrent in these other states? er states? it's >> not a deterrent in the other states, quite frankly, because of the success they've had with both generating revenue and money. they brought in millions and millions of private dollars to fund this particular event. and it's mostly dark money. we don't exactly know where all the money is coming, we don't exactly know where all the money is going to. so, it's generating a lot of money and it is keeping the base riled up and engaged. because even though they put
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out this report, what's truly in the report is not what's being articulated by the former president. he's talking about this report as though it validates that he in fact won arizona. and that is the exact opposite of what the report shows. so, it is giving them the opportunity to further this conversation and to further call into question the legitimacy of the election. this is a standard operating procedure now, it seems. for the republican party. it started a, many of us forget, in 2016. then candidate trump told all about the rigging of the 2016 election. and how if he lost, it would only because the election was rigged. i think that election and that being an example of the dog catching the car. and yet, even as the winner, he still called into question the legitimacy of the election itself. so, this kind of tactic is not going away. >> all right tammy patrick,
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that means you will be going away. you will be invited back to talk about this issue. appreciate. >> thank you so much for covering it. it's a really critical time in our nation's history. >> thank you. thanks for being here. >> well, the question many are wondering, where is brian laundrie? as gaby petito's family gets set to bury her today the, search has not let up. latest theories from authorities. and in our next hour, has one of the strictest school vaccine mandates in the country. but now, new york city's plan is in jeopardy. judge is siding with other voters who oppose it. -- about what's being done about the small yet vocal minority who are holding things are. ing things are saver. (man 2) yeah, but we need to go higher. (man 1) higher. (man 2) definitely higher. (man 1) we're like yodeling high. [yodeling] yo-de-le-he... (man 2) hey, no. uh-uh, don't do that. (man 1) we should go even higher! (man 2) yeah, let's do it. (both) woah!
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the del rio port of entry in the southern u.s. border has reopened for people to cross. and we open to crank cargo. particularly important entry connecting texas to mentor was closed september 17th, after 15,000 mostly haitian migrants converge on the area. that crowds have now been cleared on the u.s. side, with 2000 migrants sent back to haiti. the rest are sent elsewhere in the u.s. to await their asylum hearings. many opted voluntarily to go across the border into mexico, to avoid deportation. nbc news correspondent -- will be reporting live for us on the ground in del rio and
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our next hour. the >> funeral for gabby petito will start in just a few hours. her family planning a public memorial service for the 22 year old on long island, today. a search for her fiancé, brian laundrie, enters its second week. federal authorities issued an arrest warrant over his activities following petito's death, including by card fraud. petito's family now offering a health helping hand to other families who are dealing with the same tragedy. creating a foundation to help people with missing children. in fact, petito's father writing no one should have to find their child on their own. nbc news correspondent -- reporting from venice, florida on, the very latest on the investigation. stephanie, good morning. do you have -- totaling $30,000 or being offered for information on laundrie's whereabouts. what's the latest on the search for laundry? >>,. .
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. -- although it has been a bit of a skill down. search but all week long they have done 75 personnel out here at the reserve, battling the elements. the heat, the humidity, this is swampland. it is very thick brush. 25,000 acres. and still, no sign of brian laundrie. as you said, well all of this is going on here, 1000 miles away, that petito family is planning for gabby's funerals. that is set to take place beginning at noon today. that is on long island. that is in holbrooke, your. so, obviously, a very emotional time for that family as well. her father joseph posting on twitter about the memorial, as you mentioned. the family as you also said, announced the creation of the gaby petito foundation. they say that they created this foundation because they want to help their families who may
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find themselves in a similar situation, to help them to help bring their children home. meanwhile, at least $30,000 in four words have now been offered to help find and capture brian laundrie. you know, the fbi and law enforcement not calling him an official suspect at this point. but they have charged him with those federal charges. that federal warrant for the bank fraud. so, at this point, he is still out there. and the family is planning that very emotional, no doubt will be a very emotional funeral in new york. >> stephanie, quick question about that see weird scene yesterday at the laundrie family home. do we have any device dog, the bounty hunter was there? dog, the >> yeah, i mean this story just gets more and more bizarre. one of our local affiliates, the nbc station here in the air, captured dog the bounty hunter. this happened around 4:30
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yesterday afternoon. dog was spotted knocking on the laundry family home door and. the one answered. event started to walk away and was approached by a crush of media. one media person even asked him, hey, are you out here just for publicity? he essentially balked at the question and insinuated that saying something to the effect of, no, i'm on national tv every day. so, you have a celebrity element. dwayne chapman, dogged about the hunter, apparently on this case. and the reward growing. $30,000. so, there's a lot of money at stake here. >> stephanie stanton, joining us from venice, florida. thank you so much. appreciated. we can finally have some optimistic news when it comes to covid. we're gonna break down this week's downward trend and what it could mean for the next few months. >> eager to. and today, former senior adviser to former president obama joins jonathan capehart
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at some headlines we're following this one. a volcano that literally will not stop erupting on the spanish island of llama, it's causing major roadblocks. after nearly 7000 people have been forced to leave their homes, their airport is now closed due to volcanic ash. emergency crews are having to
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retreat. rivers of lava have just been destroying everything in its path, four-week street. luckily, no serious injuries or deaths have been reported thus far. >> back here at home, huge controversy for one of the top contenders for this evening's tony awards. jagged little pill, the musical based on the songs from atlanta s'more set, it's up for 15 awards. but the headlines aren't good. producers have hired an outside firm to investigate allegations of discrimination. for qasem embers claim there was coercion's, transphobia and mistreatment from stage managers and leaders. one actress says she was intimidated and forced to postpone unnecessary surgery her doctor was said was needed. >> all right, it is a long-standing golf rivalry. u.s. versus europe. after losing seven of the last nine cups, the americans are out for revenge in the final day of the ryder cup. right, so it's not a super close rivalry. they're currently in the lead, 11 to 5. just three and a half points away from winning. the europeans will need nine.
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>> it's like a rivalry between the globe-trotters on the washington nationals. [laughs] >> yeah, i don't understand. >> oh, sorry. one year, eight months, five days, that is how long it has been says u.s. confirmed its first covid case. four waves on, we can finally have some hopeful news on the pandemic. according to new nbc analysis, covid cases in the u.s. appear to have peaked. with the numbers in states hit hard by the delta variant trending downward in the past week. that is the most consistent decline, by the way, since late june, before delta really started spreading. experts now predicting that that downward trend will continue well into 2022. with a smile from over the holidays. for more on this let's bring in msnbc medical contributor doctor ebony hilton. doctor hilton, thank you for being here. a courting to projections out of johns hopkins, cases work until continue to decline. does this mean that americans
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can start not celebrating the end of the pandemic but at least marking the end of the pandemic? >> yeah, you know i would love to be optimistic and i'm usually an optimistic person. but i do remember is we said the same things back in june and july. remember? and we started talking about how we can relax and we can take off our masks and we can go and live life fully. but we know that we have the potential of a new variant. and having the spirit come to be in the first place, the delta variant. it's impacting a large number of persons that were not vaccinated. there were walking around without masks on. look at the deep south of the united states of america, that's exactly what we have. in the west midwest, look at what we have. if we look at the continent of africa, we're looking at 2% of the entire continent -- 4% of the entire continent thing fully vaccinated. we are not out of the woods. so, whenever we make those disclaimers of, we are going to be going out in january. i always say, that covid-19 will humble us every single
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time. will h>> all right, we'll get ct right there. prince harry and meghan markle took to the stage of the global citizens concert here in new york yesterday. they spoke about vaccine equity. take a listen. >> while in this country and many others you can go almost anywhere and get vaccinated, millions of people around the world cannot. this year, the world is expected to produce enough doses to meet the target of vaccinating 70% of people in every single country. about it is wrong that so much of the vaccine supply has only gone to just ten wealthy nations so far, and not everyone else. it's just not okay. >> are they right? our rich countries actually the ones that are hoarding the vaccine? >> it's completely right. if you're looking at the poorest countries, only 2.2% of those persons are actually vaccinated. or at least one dose in if you
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go that far. so, it is not right. the we're seeing this pandemic she was just truly how global community we have to be. and we cannot just take the richest countries as we, we're going to hoard these resources and then let those other countries -- because covid will meet us at our door step. which is the very reason why i'm not as optimistic as i would hope to be, to be able to see that in january we're gonna see our cases decrease. because again, every day that we delay vaccinating the entire globe, is another day and another very lonely level delta look weak, has the opportunity to emerge. so we have to remain vigilant and get those vaccines out there. >> dr. hilton, really quick here, i'm fascinated by this. we're -- almost away from a daily anti viral pill? >> that's going to be really a great thing. we do have antiviral pills right now as we're talking. but is used in the hospital
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setting. for covid to have something that can be used if someone tests positive, within the first 1 to 5 days of them testing positive. however, what we need is unvaccinated persons to volunteer to be in these clinical trials. and what we know right now the united states of america, those unvaccinated persons are not coming forth participate. and many of them are adamant that they cannot trust science. so, how we get these medications to be approved, maybe an uphill challenge. but i'm hopeful that we can get there one day. >> okay. >> dr. ebony hilton, thank you so much. really preheat your. time >> coming up, we are going to be live in germany as voters head to the polls, replacing one of europe's most powerful and influential leaders. and today on velshi, we'll hear from members of the house select committee investigating the insurrection. senator debbie -- will also join the show to discretion discuss infrastructure, biden's big agenda and the debt ceiling. that's coming up on velshi starting at 8 am eastern. 8 am eastern
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this morning as beloved chancellor angela merkel's tenure comes to an end. the longtime leader is seen as by many as one of the world's most respected and influential heads of state. her rain has lasted nearly two decades and spanned for u.s. presidents. and the outcome of this will likely have an effect on american, european relations. and it's nbc foreign correspondent matt bradley is in berlin with the latest. so, matt up high -- before the national election. what are you hearing from folks? >> the polls opened at 8:00 just a couple of hours ago. they're going to be going all day long. this election is a big one. and not just for germany, not just for your, but really, for the entire world. but it's kind of interesting here. when you talk about the successor to angela merkel after 16 years, that is the story here. it's not so much about who's going to be six eating angela
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merkel, that angela merkel after all that time is going to be bowing out. because the two main contenders here to replace her are two men who are going to be competing -- who are competing essentially to look as much like angela merkel as they possibly can. they are not trying to come up with some visionary opposition to her rule. they're not trying to say that they're going to introduce radical changes. and i told you yesterday, there is no barbarians at the gate in this election. there is no populist left or right that's trying to challenge the establishment or the status quo. not like we've seen in other american or european election of the past decade. really, this is all about continuity. and again, some of these candidates, they're even imitating angela merkel's hand gestures. and their campaign promises, they're posters, their advertisements. they're trying to project themselves as so much like angela merkel, that is almost more for it. and that's what makes this election so interesting. because really, it's not that sexy of an election.
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because the candidates are necessarily trying to promise bold change. the one thing about this election that is quite different is that the role that climate change and the vermont is playing. the green party had shown a lot of promise earlier this year. they've kind of gone down in the polls. and again, by tonight, we're going to have a good sense of just how much the green party has gained. but they're the only real wildcard in this election. along where their youthful head. she has faced some controversy. but it's interesting that so many germans are going to the polls with climate change in mind. that's actually a bread and butter issue here. you wouldn't see that in the united states or other parts of europe, where really, more questions about actual day-to-day life are really at the forefront of people's minds. here, germans really are taking climate change seriously. and we're probably going to see coming up in the polls. guys? >> good point. and i remember you add a climate change rally just this week, talking to young folks. many of who have only known
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>> he's been silence to speak out about anything that is really going on. >> brittani didn't have one person she could trust. we're not mom. not. that >> britney had a fear that her family would charge in and take everything. >> what was going on inside the conservatorship? and why was she still won when she was quote, okay. >> talk about toxic. we're learning more about the drama that was surrounding britney spears's conservative ship case as two documentaries revealed some shocking details. >> and one of the bombshell claims coming to light, her father uses security firms to keep tabs on her. but leading her film and bedroom. nbc news reporter joshua burns has the story. >> new allegations claiming
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britney spears was under extreme surveillance during her father's 13-year conservatorship. the new documentary from the new york times, controlling britney spears, spotlight key insider testimony, revealing how the highly controversial conservatorship work. one former security team member tasked with monitoring spears says those in charge of her conservatorship went to shocking lengths to track and surveil her. he says tensions mounted when he asked about secret recordings. >> i had them tell me what was on it. they seemed very nervous and said that it was extremely sensitive. that nobody can ever know about this and that's why i need to delay everything on it. so there is no record of it. that raised so many red flags with me. and i did not want to be complicit in whatever they were involved in. >> the lawyer for a black box security, the firm hired by spears's father, said in a statement black box have always
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conducted themselves with professional, ethical and legal violence, and they are particularly proud of their work heaping miss spears safe for many years. just this week, spears's attorney filed a correct request to remove her father, jamie spears, as conservator immediately. what's the legal strategy here? >> britney recently announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend. and they made the point that jamie can oversee the conservatorship with respect to the prenuptial arrangements, with respect to her marriage. it's just an untenable position for britney to be in. >> while britney's father also filed a petition earlier this month, asking to terminate his daughter's conservatorship. legal experts say the courts may be hesitant to give her immediate independence. >> this conservatorship has gone on for 13 years. i mean, it's a business in and of itself. it's going to take some time to find out. it all really comes down to how the judge wants to go about implementing this. >> another thing is for sure,
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she's been a lot more vocal on social media like it's a. graham >> yeah, but her life has turned around quite a bit here in 2020. of course she is now engaged to be married with her longtime boyfriend. as she said that she wanted to have more kids. we'll see if that happens. >> i will have to watch the documentary. >> yeah, very interesting step. all right, we'll begin a new hour of msnbc right now. hour of msnbc right >> you arenn msnbc. a horrific scene in montana where and amtrak train careened off their tracks, killing at least three people and injuring dozens of others. investigators now trying to figure out what the real cars. on what appeared to be a street section of tracks. >> and a big week ahead on capitol hill as speaker pelosi ramps up pressure on house democrats to get infrastructure and reconciliation passed this week. that can moderates and progressives reach a deal?
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plus -- >> it is clear in arizona, that they must decertify the election. you heard the numbers. [applause] and those responsible for wrongdoing must be held accountable. >> former president trump making his arizona's so-called results were released. is he trying to subvert the 2024 election before it even gets under way? vaccine mandate in the largest school district puts on hold as the judge issues a temporary restraining order. some schools bracing for staffing shortages. and. >> i've never spoken about what we witnessed. you know, we signed those ndas and it's been hard to come forward knowing there

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