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sarah goode (home video) : give me a kiss. thank you. can i have another kiss? the news with shepard smith starts now i'm shepard smith on cnbc and this is "the news. race to the finish campaigns barnstorming the country. with just 11 days until the election, the final push to get more voters out to the polls that's a difficult and challenging situation to be in. >> half a million covid deaths a new model forecasts a deadly winter ahead as the pandemic shifts in a dangerous direction for america. more mass evacuations in colorado tonight, a new threat. the raging fast-moving wildfires could merge into a massive mega fire.
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and historic early voting. more than 52 million ballots cast we go inside the numbers live from cnbc global headquarters, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith". good evening 11 days until the election now the last debate is in the books and the final campaign blitz is on both candidates making their closing arguments as covid cases and deaths rise dramatically across the country president trump is in must-win florida while joe biden is going hard after his handling of the pandemic >> we're more than eight months into this crisis and the president still doesn't have a plan he's given up. he's quit on you he's quit on your family he's quit on america he just wants us to go numb and resign to the horrors of this death toll and the pain it's causing so many americans.
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>> president trump holding a packed rally at the villages near orlando in central florida. one of the nation's largest retirement communities senior voters helped him flip the sunshine state back in '16, but polls show their support for the president has been sliding >> this election is a choice between a trump recovery and i'll call it, because that's what's happening, it's a trump super recovery and a biden depression because you will have a depression >> nearly 53 million americans have already voted we begin tonight with eamon javers following the trump campaign eamon? >> reporter: shep, that's right. the villages have become the epicenter for the political battle today the president was making a direct appeal which has its own unique mode of transportation. >> i see you driving around in those beautiful golf carts, the most beautiful carts i want to get one. we're putting the villages
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first, and if i don't sound like a typical washington politician, it's because i'm not a politician >> reporter: now take a live look at pensacola, florida that's where we're going to see the president in about an hour's time the panhandle such a vote rich target for the candidates. the president's team is hoping to capitalize on what they saw as a much better debate last night with a sprint through five battleground states over the course of the weekend. tomorrow he'll begin the day in florida again where he's expected to vote early in west palm beach and then it's off to lumberton, north carolina. he trails joe biden by 1.5%. he'll hit circleville, ohio. it's a state where that same average has him just ahead of biden by 0.6%. he'll wrap up the day in waukesha, wisconsin. he's down by 4.6% there. and on sunday he'll be in manchester, new hampshire, where he trails biden by 11%
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the president has been beaten badly in the money race so far but they did say he had a monster night online raising 26 million for team trump on the heels of that better debate performance. today we saw the president taking better advantage of the incumbency advantage holding an event in the oval officen event in the showing sudan has normalized relations with israel. showing he's doing the job, shep back to you. >> eamon javers on the trump campaign mike memoli. >> reporter: a very different scene here in delaware no rally no crowds. >> joe biden picking up where he left off in last night's debate hammering president trump. biden vowing if elected president he would immediately confer with the nation's governors to develop a robust pandemic response plan biden saying only with a clear national strategy can the nation safely reopen the economy. he would not shut down the
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economy until we shut down the virus. shep, with ten days of campaigning left, the biden campaign heading to a key poll producing region of pennsylvania biden near his hometown of scranton as the trump campaign tries to seize on his energy plan transitioning away from fossil fuels away from fossil fuels kamala harris is in georgia, heading to ohio tomorrow we'll see president barack obama back on the trail heading to florida. >> mike memoli on the trail. thanks votes coming in with no signs of slowing. get this, so far 53 million of us have cast ballots steve kornacki is here digging through the numbers. a lot of enthusiasm. what do we read into it? >> we read we could have historic turnout in 2016, 130 million turned out. we could be looking at 150 million, 160 million numbers we haven't seen before we're seeing early voting numbers.
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we're seeing more energy in them on the democratic side than the republican side. let's keep in mind, that's not a surprise i want to show you our nbc wall street journal poll from last week we asked folks, are you planning to vote early or are you planning to vote on election day? look at this difference between these two groups the folks planning to vote early, biden was ahead by nearly 40 points among those voters the folks who say they're going to wait until election day go out and cast their ballots then, almost a mirror image. there's a potential for biden to build a very big lead now. the question would be could trump undo that on election day. by the way, that is what happened on a smaller scale in 2016 here was florida in 2016 they had a lot of early voting in 2016. hillary clinton did very well in the early voting there was a lot of talk she banked the vote then on election day this i
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banked the vote, then on election day this is what happened trump won by 12 points among the election day voters. you put all of those ballots together, trump got the state by a point. the lesson is you never really know how much enthusiasm there is for both parties until you get to election day. >> 11 days out and with history as our guide, crazy stuff happens about this time in the race >> this is the time, shep. just think back to four years ago. it was 11 days before the election the james comey, the fbi director came out with that letter saying the clinton email investigation was back on. did that change the race late that day that day when it happened clinton led by 5.5 points. she ended up winning the popular vote by 2. that dropped that cost her the electoral college. how about 2012 it was ten days before the election that hurricane sandy hit and barack obama got to showcase leadership before that. mitt romney was ahead in the national polls the day that happened on election day barack obama won the popular vote by 4 points here's one from the way back machine, 20 years ago.
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five days before the 2000 election, the revelation of george bush's 1976 dui hit bush was leading by 4 points remember, bush got elected in 2000 but al gore ended up winning the popular vote. with this late surprise the reason for that. >> steve kornacki thanks. covid watch. we're now in uncharted territory. not even in the dark days of spring and summer did this happen just minutes ago the washington post reported the united states reported more than 80,000 new cases today, the most in a single day ever. here are the latest official numbers from johns hopkins the u.s. averaging nearly 20,000 more cases a day compared to the beginning of the month this week 14 states hit all-time highs for hospitalizations that's new data from the covid tracking project those states peeking shown here in red as cases surge, the virus pushing some hospitals to the brink.
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this one in idaho, 99% full according to local reporting health officials want to transfer patients hundreds of miles away to hospitals in seattle and portland, oregon new today dr. fauci talked to nbc's "meet the press" for an interview set to air on sunday even with covid soaring toeven heights never seen he says the coronavirus task force doesn't meet so often any more and president trump hasn't attended meetings in months. their model estimates the united states could see nearly half a million deaths by february, that is if states ease more restrictions that's the red line you see there shooting north it's the worst case scenario 500,000 americans dead but if 95% of us will wear our masks all the time, the model shows deaths could be much less. you see that clearly from the yellow line down there at the bottom right now the researchers
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predict we're on track to hit more than 385,000 deaths by february that's the orange line there in the middle for context, let's bring in dr. ali mokdad he's one of the researchers behind the model a professor of health metric sciences at the university of washington doctor, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> that line, it's horrifying. how do you come up with those numbers? how realistic do you believe that is? >> well, looking at the data now and looking at the relationship between the variables such as masks, mobility, of course testing and we know from what we have seen in the southern hemisphere, that the cases increased even with all the measures they put in place covid-19 is seasonal it's following seasonality and unfortunately in december and january we will see a rise in cases and deaths. >> the first time this hit us we didn't know it was here, i
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guess, and it exploded we went to a height. we shut down so it flattened for a while. then we went to another high and we shut down largely this time no signs of shutdown coming i wonder if that gives you great pause. >> it does unfortunately we don't want to put on the table a complete shutdown we want to give a chance for public health and for people to help each other by wearing a mask and not to overwhelm our hospitals and our icus. >> if you were talking to people about their upcoming plans and the way they're conducting their lives now, kids need to be in school and in some areas that's been deemed safe and that makes sense, but this idea of eating inside at restaurants and going to weddings and that sort of thing, how do you explain to people the seriousness of all of this >> you know, it's a deadly virus. all of us are susceptible.
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we're moving into winter when all of our activities will move into indoors so we need to be very careful as we move forward. and we need to change our behaviors and give science and scientists a chance to find a vaccine and a drug for this covid-19 for the virus so meanwhile what we can do is wear your masks, watch your distance, wash your hands, basic public health and basic prevention in order to get out of it with less damage as possible. >> dr. ali mokdad, thank you so much. theaters in new york outside the five boroughs can open there will be safety distance requirements but it's a start. it's been a hard year for the industry just look at amc it's the largest theater chain in all the world but sales in the spring dropped 99% from last year cnbc's contessa brewer is live upstate new york contessa, if this is happening
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to amc, how in world are the small indie theaters surviving >> reporter: oh, it's such a good question, shep. at the orpheum theater, the lights are on but nobody's home. they are allowed to open it's not open because the health rules are so restrictive this tiny, independent theater just can't make the numbers work. others are finding a way >> it's been a little hectic but just to be able to open the doors again, make popcorn, it's a really, really good day. >> reporter: across new york state movie theaters are welcoming back film lovers the rules, 25% max capacity. no more than 50 people per screen assigned seating social distancing. advanced air filtration and more staff to monitor behavior. >> a little bit of trial and error, but i think we've got it down to a science now. >> reporter: with coronavirus infections rising and a shortage of new hollywood blockbusters. >> that's the whole point of thanksgiving, molly. >> reporter: theaters nationwide are struggling
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they're trying to innovate launching drive-ins or private screening parties where you rent the whole theater. amc though is warning a bankruptcy is looming unless it gets more cash and soon. regal cinemas closed down the 536 theaters around the country though it plans to reopen the theaters in new york the small independent theaters say they'll fold without financial assistance from the government. >> if you are open, you are probably losing money and if you're closed, you're definitely losing money and so it's a decision how much money are you going to lose. >> reporter: in a dozen counties they can't open at all because they have coronavirus hot spots. here at the orpheum they barely turn a profit in good times. with only two or three people manning the theater. they can't afford new staff and can't afford fancy filtration and they can't afford
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computerized systems or cashless payments so for now the theater stays closed, shep. >> contessa brewer, thanks. you can fly but you cannot hide murder hornets for the first time scientists have hunted down a giant murder hornet nest in washington state they followed one of them back to the lair hidden inside the nest they saw murder hornets buzzing in and around the queen. they plan to destroy the nest tomorrow before they can spread to other parts of the state especially after hibernation in the spring the way they do that is by plugging up the exits with foam and then vacuuming it all out. the asian murder hornets are a nuisance but more. not only do they have incredibly painful stingers but they can wipe out the hives of honey bees from murder hornets to
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beetles you cannot kill. not kidding. we'll show you that later but, first, something else hard to believe. the three counties in all of america that have never had a case of covid-19 >> so far we haven't had any cases here >> reporter: we are on the ground in a county untouched by covid-19. >> who's here to give it to us, i mean, really >> we have to move towards a net zero emissions. >> the industries, jobs, and battleground states most impacted by joe biden's energy comments at the debate plus, candy cannons, drones and robots. >> this is arty. >> the creative ways americans are saving halloween from covid-19 the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. back in 60 seconds
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several major wildfires raging across colorado right now. they're scorching land near rocky mountain national park, cameron peak and east troublesome fires. now the two largest wildfires in colorado history they're burning less than 10 miles apart. the u.s. forest service reports the two fires have ripped through more than 375,000 acres, roughly half the size of the state of rhode island. the fires damaging homes and destroying property. this from grand lake, about a two-hour drive northwest of denver a local sheriff says some people are missing. no word on how many. hundreds of people forced to evacuate this town as fires bear down on communities all about. you can see the smoke in the skies.n see th we are live where the east troublesome fire is burning out of control steve? >> reporter: shep, we're here in granby, which is just west of
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rocky mountain national park, a town that has been under a pre-evacuation order for the last two days. telling folks to be ready to get out. a town that has had a thick blanket of smoke over it all day today. this fire that is impacting the town, the east troublesome fire, was originally about 25,000 acres or 25,000 acres on wednesday, it then exploded overnight wednesday into thursday it grew by about 156 square miles. the size of the city of denver overnight. now it's unclear we know there is damage, but we don't know how much because they are having trouble getting into towns that have been impacted by this the town of grand lake, which is just west of rocky mountain national park, has been evacuated for a while now. they are trying to get in to see how much damage there is they're not sure the problem with the evacuations, the sheriff telling
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us today they've had an issue because people -- some people are not heeding those evacuations. he told us about that today. >> if you're going to stay up in that area, please stay inside your house people that are roaming around on the interior of our evacuation areas are tasking my resources because we're having to contact those people and putting our focuses on them rather than protecting some other structures and getting this repopulation area going again. >> reporter: now the weather has helped a bit the winds have slowed down a bit today. a little bit more humidity has helped fight this fire tomorrow could be another active day of fire and then, shep, firefighters might get some help on sunday when we expect snow. >> hope so steve. snow in colorado red flag warnings across the west as high winds are expected to kick up this weekend in california jeffrey nares, the chief meteorologist at nbc bay area.
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is that snow going to be enough to help these firefighters >> reporter: i really think it's going to put a major dent in that firefighting effort, if not totally get, you know, almost complete containment because of that amount of snow. let's get to the weather maps right now. this is going to be a major weather whiplash for folks in colorado we have the wind into saturday 30 to about 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts as the storm dips down, a cold blast of air also that snow on the back side of it that same snow is going to bring wind to california let's take you down and we heard from our reporter in grand lake, how dangerous those conditions are. by sunday morning, 8:30, we're seeing two inches of snow in grand laketick, radius -- rustic, six inches in the fire zone 376,000 acres have burned. as you move into sunday night, also into monday, look at the snow stack up. 1 close to 2 feet of snow.
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temperatures also, daytime highs in 20s lows down to minus 10 degrees. that's to help those firefighters as we get out to the wider side, the wind driving down across northern california and this is the other problem. that same storm producing this fire danger. right here in the bay area from napa and sonoma from san francisco and san jose, 20 to 50 plus mile per hour winds in the mountains. 15 to 40 mile per hour wind gusts in the lower elevations. shep, with this fire danger coming in, pg&e is cutting power to thousands of people as we move through sunday, monday, tuesday so their equipment doesn't start additional fires so another thing to deal with here in 2020. >> i'll say. hang on. thanks there's a new drug on the street have you heard about this? experts say it's killed something like 30 people in just the past couple of months. this from doctors in louisiana they're calling it purple heroin
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it contains brorphine. they say it's just as dangerous as fentanyl and compared to morphine, it's 100 times more potent incredible health officials in multiple states are on high alert hoping to get ahead of the spread deaths in michigan, arizona, minnesota. the first reported death in louisiana just yesterday experts say it's most likely made in china or mexico. early stages watch this one. vaccine trials back on for two major companies, but testing for kids has literally just begun. the director of the national institutes of health is next. and purell, check. mask, got it candy cannon okay we call them the halloween hackers. parents with tricks for safety handing out those treats but, first, voting in space is now a thing with no commuting and no lines check this out nasa astronaut kate rubins,
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creating her own voting booth and casting her ballot on board the international space station. nasa astronauts able to vote while they float thanks to a special law passed back in 1997 it requires astronauts select elections in which they plan to vote one year ahead of their launch and then an absentee ballot goes to low earth orbit through the care of nasa the astronaut gets the ballot, fills it out and nasa returns it to the local election board. space voting, new and all the astronaut rage as a barber,
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gold bond champion your skin that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. o home prices at a record, 15% higher than a year ago the median price, more than $320,000 across the nation that from the real estate brokerage firm redfin.e brokerage firm the fall is a slower time but not this time around. hard seltzer the drink of choice truly sales soaring. so is the demand for twisted tea. boston beer reporting better than expected earnings raising its profit forecast for the year the stock hit a new high, but the pandemic is creating some challenges sales of sam adams and angry orchard is not as strong closed bars and shuttered restaurants are cutting into it. iphone 12 sales go on sale
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in china there were lines. pandemic changing things apple capping the number of people allowed in stores more express pickup and no contact deliveries good to go. demand for the new iphone expected to be strong. on wall street a mixed finish to end the week dow down 28. dragged lower by shares of intel and american express s&p up 11, nasdaq plus 42. cool critter time. this is the diabolical ironclad beetle that's its name, not hyperbole watch this toyota camry try to take it out. there's one diabolical ironclad beetle it's playing dead. no fracture. but it's still alive >> oh, beetle. in case you're keeping score,
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beetle one, mid-sized sedan zero they're studying this insect because it can withstand a force 39,000 times its body weight they're looking to build ultra durable material in everything from bicycles to airplanes. a new set of wheels and a life saving trip as we take a cnbc trip coast to coast take a cnbc trip coast to coast texas, a sheriff's deputy jumps into action when a newborn stops breathing. rozzos county, north of houston. body cam shows a deputy turns the baby over and does the heimlich the baby starts breathing again. a minute later his parents say he's doing fine. >> delaware, high school football season back in wilmington and these new helmets are getting a lot of attention they come with a facemask that attaches on the inside players say they can breathe a
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lot easier and it keeps them on the field. virginia this toaster looking thing is an arlington suburb's new shuttle weird shape and no driver. it's slow. only goes about 10 miles an hour, but riders say it gets them there pennsylvania, gritty smashes one into the night sky the philadelphia flyers mascot with a pretty good golf swing. you see the ball flies off the tee. bring they celebrates with a he celebrates with a club clip and signature belly dance on a cnbc trip coast to coast i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news coronavirus killing more than 850 people in the u.s. yesterday. one of the three of them from the midwest. that's from johns hopkins. in wisconsin, 42 new covid death hospitalizations in the
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university of washington hospital in madison have almost doubled since the beginning of this month. nbc's gabe gutierrez with a rare look inside a covid unit. >> reporter: shep, today wisconsin reported more than 4300 new coronavirus cases in university hospital here in madison. they've now expanded to three covid units. the one we saw today has a capacity of 28 beds. not long ago we reached that point but today it had 20 patients this isn't just pockets of covid anymore. almost all wisconsin counties have what public health officials say are very high levels of the virus. many front line workers are exhausted. >> it's devastating. it's terrifying to see someone struggling to breathe. you can see the fear in their eyes you can see how scared they are and how they're just -- how uncertain their future is and for us not knowing whether or not someone's going to survive this. >> people we're seeing in here are very sick.
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they are lonely. they are dealing with this alone and it's becoming increasingly harder for us to try to manage in playing all of these different roles, playing the nurse, playing the support person it's very difficult. so you really need to protect yourselves and do whatever you can to not get this virus. >> reporter: and, shep, a big ten conference kicks off its college football season tonight. wisconsin badgers against illinois fans are being urged not to congregate they're cracking down on crowds larger than 25 people. no tailgating. they're begging people not to congregate they're busy preparing for what could be a harsh winter as flu season takes hold. >> gabe, thanks. health regulators giving the green light to resume trials investigators found no evidence that the unexplained illnesses were in any way related to astrazeneca and johnson & johnson's vaccine trials according to the companies themselves
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the national institutes of health leading the charge in search of a vaccine. dr. francis collins joins us now, director of the nih thank you. are we getting close or how would you characterize it? >> i would say the pace of vaccine development since january has been unprecedented and rather breathtaking when you consider normally every other vaccine we've ever tried to prepare has taken four, six, eight, ten years and here we are in october expecting that if all goes well we will have at least one vaccine that has proven safe and effective by the end of 2020 this has never been done before, never even close and of course everybody's concerned about is it being done by cutting cornerseveryone that the safety an i want to reassure everyone that the safety and the efficacy standards for these vaccines have never been higher you heard about the two trials that were stopped temporarily because somebody in the tens of
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thousands who were getting the vaccine, maybe a placebo, got an illness. you wanted to be sure it wasn't connected. that's an indication of how serious the safety standards are. but it's looking promising i've got to tell you, there's still all kinds of uncertainties here and until we have that judgment that we got there, let's be careful and not over assume the conclusion, but it's looking pretty good. >> love to hear that, dr. collins. here's the thing i didn't understand i always figured if it's good for an adult, it's a vaccine, it's good for kids now i know it isn't. they've just started testing one that pfizer just got a green light to test for kids why so late on that? >> it's not that late. these vaccine trials, big scale phase 3 as they're called really only got started at the end of july and we're in october. i think this is the ethical approach you don't want to with a vaccine where you're not quite whether there might be some safety issues to start giving that to children until you've tried it
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out a bit on people who may be better able to handle a side effect the time is now coming and pfizer has announced they're going to start offering this to children and their parents in trials down to age 12. i think other companies will probably follow suit it's a balance, shepherd we do want to be sure that kids have access to the vaccine because they're going to need it, too, but you don't want to jump into that too early when they are the most vulnerable little people. we want to make sure we don't do harm. >> little covid monsters they don't show signs but they spread it to grandma great to hear from you tonight encouraging. thank you. >> glad to be with you. new covid restrictions are scaring people away from a halloween hot spot every year thousands of witches and goblins travel to salem, massachusetts. the city famous for the witch trials not this year. officials are discouraging the very tourists who boost the city's economy covid ruins everything all halloweens canceled, businesses closed early.
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fines for noise and limited fines for noise violation tripled and limited train services the measures are working people are staying away. okay it's not just salem, really. halloween looking different in lots of places across the country. new york's famous parade canceled chicago's too. atlanta went virtual coordinators saying big crowds during covid just too risky. halloween is coming. some families who really like it hacked their way to a happy halloween. hers here's cnbc's andrea day. ♪ >> reporter: check out the candy cannon launching sweets 25 feet through the air for socially distanced trick or treating. >> even though everything else is weird, we can find a creative solution to give them a fun halloween. >> reporter: they're the people across the country. >> this is arty.
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>> reporter: on a mission to save halloween >> i can't imagine as a kid leading up to halloween, the excitement only to find out it was canceled. >> reporter: from the candy cannon at the opler's in minnesota lake, minnesota. to this drone at the keys house dropping candy down to kids. >> there are safe ways of doing things and i just wanted to go into solution mode. >> reporter: so how about 30 feet of social distancing? that's the plan in garden city, michigan, where the thompson's will be zip lining candy to kids and meet arty the robot. he'll be cruising the keys neighborhood in austin, texas, delivering treats to kids on his tray. >> we sort of call it reverse trick or treating. >> reporter: to prevent crowds, you have to sign up for the no contact delivery. >> scary time for adults really scary time for kids what can we do i think having a robot come and
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deliver candy is definitely going to be a good memory. >> reporter: and another part of the city the grenier family built this candy slide. >> it creates a pretty good distance between the people passing out the candy and the people at the end. >> reporter: in fort washington, new york, the gross family is hanging candy in a tree for a grab and go. >> the time, the effort, the energy, every last bit of it is worth it. >> reporter: a few blocks later the parents created a candy map. >> so parents of kids know which houses are safe and putting out candy in a socially distanced way. >> reporter: like this one at the beboris house. where hanging from clothes pins are bags of sweet. >> we can't wait sit up on the porch, have a glass of wine and watch the kids laugh and have fun >> reporter: all right, shep you know those face shields you see medical workers wearing?
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one company's turning those into halloween masks for kids now, shep, check this out. boo! i'm frankenstein this isn't the only one, shep. we have this one friday the 13th. this is big. and even a viking. >> nice. >> reporter: it's all to keep kids -- >> go ahead. >> reporter: you still have to wear a mask under it this will all help kids feel a little bit safer. >> fun is not crushed. andrea, you're the best. thank you. one of the biggest moments of last night's debate, vice president biden taking on the gas and oil energy that was a big statement it was will america gain or lose jobs if we go that green? meet the man holding a record most people would never want arrests. when we go around the world in 80 seconds
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the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith" back in 90 seconds
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the vote and the future of the energy industry in america and whether that future lies in renewables or traditional fossil fuels or something in the middle, right? the big moment or one of them in last night's debate when president trump and former vice president biden staked out very different positions on the future of fossil fuels in america.
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>> i have a transition from the oil industry, yes. >> that's a big statement. >> it is a big statement. >> why would you do that >> because the oil industry pollutes significantly. >> final question? >> what he is saying he is going to destroy the oil industry. will you remember that, texas, pennsylvania, oklahoma. >> that's a good question. vice president biden clarifying some of the comments after the debate saying he would not ban fossil fuels or move away from them for roughly another 30 years. cnbc's brian sullivan covers the energy sector for us brian, you've been talking to folks about this for a long, long time. what's the take on biden's plan and do they think this, as trump called it, is a vibrant industry >> right hey, shep. the question on the biden plan is, what is the biden plan that's the point will there be the reduction of subsidies? will there be a ban on fracking on federal lands small percentage, 10%.
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they're more concerned what happens overall with the senate and white house. if there was ever going to be a ban on fracking, that would have to come from congress. the president called the oil and gas industry vibrant let's be clear the last four or five years has been very difficult for the oil and gas industry it was built on two things, sweat and debt they got plenty of the former, way too much of the latter 248 oil and gas company bankruptcies in the last five years. up 21% from last year. obviously some of that is related to covid and the price of oil driving down global demand certainly, but i'm going to put it this way, shep, how about this, if you added up the combined market value of every publicly traded oil and gas company in america, it's less than facebook. >> wow let's talk pennsylvania because, i mean, there's no state bigger in this swing state business and lots of oil and gas in fracking. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. a lot of people don't realize first oil well in america was drilled in pennsylvania.
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second biggest natural gas producer tens of thousands of people work directly, tens of thousands more indirectly here's the thing, shep the margin of victory was 1.2% in 2016. just over 63,000 votes that's about 1% of the state's work force if you want to win the white house, you have to win pennsylvania keystone state, a key state. to win pennsylvania you're not going to be able to alienate any industry given that the margin of victory could certainly be that close again. >> really could. brian sullivan, good to see you again. thank you. a chilean man breaking a terrible record. and a prison fire in nigeria as we go around the world in 80 seconds. my gear yeah, a press son set on fire. smoke rising above the facility. no word whether this is a prison break or an outside attack all of thi nigeria, a prison set on fire smoke rising above the facility.
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no word whether this is a prison break or an outside attack all of this is protest to end police brutality in the country. amnesty international says soldiers killed 38 people this week #endsars chile. this man breaking a unique record police arresting him 116 times he's only 23 robbery, assault, burglary assay video shows him crawling inside a restaurant after it was closed cops appear moments later with their guns drawn and cuff him. a judge ordering him to only overnight house arrest. united kingdom, a picture of prince william sending royal fans into a frenzy that's his royal fineness s appearing into a kfc the fast foot change i can't wait to be wing. the photo racking up in a few hours more peering into a kfc the fast foot change i can't wait to be wing. the photo racking up in a few hours more than 30,000 likes united arab emirates the city with the world's tallest building has the largest water fountain dubai celebrating by lighting up the sky with fireworks it has 3,000 lights.
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it's the size of two baseball fields that's making a splash as we go around the world in 80 seconds. >> remote learning no playgrounds, no cafeterias, but the bullies are still there. all they need is a keyboard. teachers may not see it happen but you can. loving county, texas, population about four dozen. plus one extra tonight nbc's jay gray hey, loving has quite the covid claim to fame. >> reporter: yeah, shep, you're absolutely right no lockdown here, no mask mandate, and no covid-19 we'll take a closer look beautiful. but support the leg!
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calowel koipty, loving county, calowel county in hawaii, loving county, texas. and a county in nevada nbc's jay gray is there tonight. jay, no covid. dream come true. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. look, back here is like being back at the time before the pandemic this little pocket of west texas. the driver here, oil and gas and ranching, but they've also got a built-in advantage when it comes to the virus wide open and extreme social distancing there are more cattle than people in loving county, texas. >> we're very close to the federal description of frontier. less than 6 people per square mile. >> reporter: there's no shopping center, no starbucks not even a traffic light another thing you won't find here, covid-19 >> so far we haven't had any cases here >> reporter: zero. not a single positive test recorded
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joining esmerelda county in nevada and a place in hawaii as the only places in the u.s. untouched by the virus there's been no lockdown in loving county. the only church and school closed long before the pandemic. there's been no mandate to wear masks. >> i don't wear a mask anywhere. i am a germophobe. i keep my hands washed and keep my distance from people. >> how have they stayed covid free chuck serving breakfast and lunch says the answer is pretty simple. >> who's here to give it to us >> less than 170 people live in the county neighbors separated by fence posts and miles of scrub brush and cactus social distancing is just a way of life here >> it is different i think it speaks well for the rural areas. for the most part people respect each other they normally keep their distance.
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>> reporter: things do move at a different pace a little slower. but still fast enough to avoid covid-19 yeah, you know, another striking thing about being here, unless we bring it up, you don't hear a word about covid-19. in fact, nobody talks about it there are no banners here. there's no warnings about trying to stay safe it's really amazing, shep, to see what's going on here. >> be careful. people will be invading them jay, thanks. covid concern is why millions of students are out of school and learning online the big picture, students and teachers have found new ways to have class but they still have old classroom problems for one, the school bully is not kept at bay on zoom. some bullies are still at it, now everybody can see it, even record it. tim furlong on how it's happening. >> mom, i think you should see this. >> reporter: it happened to
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linda's kid in the first week of school she got bullied in the virtual classroom. >> it was filled with homophobia one kid actually, you know, typed in there kys, kill yourself. >> reporter: child psychologists say they're seeing this more and more kids using the text chat feature on zoom or google meet platforms to make fun of other kids, some really nasty stuff. >> we're also noticing kids are getting teased sometimes for either what they have in their background or maybe what they don't have if it's a household where there's not a lot of resources there. >> usually cute and innocent, just a hello. >> reporter: carla is an elementary student teacher she says her students are pretty innocent on the chats. she warns them to keep it positive >> i remind them and i can see every single message that's there. the principal checks too. >> reporter: all it takes is one child to make a mean comment about someone else and then you have several people jumping in on that. >> reporter: that's what happened to crystal. the principal learned five kids
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were making harsh comments. >> the only reason they were doing it is because they feel like they have that disconnect there where they can do it. >> reporter: kids should know their names are attached to the comments they make but teachers have so much on their plates it's easy to miss the comments flying in and out quickly. you should check in from time to time look for behavioral changes, notice if they're hesitant to long on, help them to learn make appropriate small talk and if they or you see bullying, reach out. anything they say in their zoom box, eventually they'll be back in the real world and a real classroom. they're going to be face to face with the people they hurt. the best advice across the board always seems to be, be nice to everybody. shep. >> love it thanks so much final thoughts and pretty pictures before we head out for the weekend. hope you'll stay with us just a couple more ♪ stressballs gummies have ashwagandha,
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♪ ♪ ah, pumpkins and the good stuff of october it is the northeast magic season before that one morning days or weeks from now when all the leaves have left the trees and old man winter arrives fall fun is over beautiful, right
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love this time of year not to be a downer on a friday night, but before we go, i need to tell you, those of us in new york and the northeast, we're worried about you. our friends and our loved ones and our viewers across the country, now more than ever really this new covid surge is awful. so follow the fauci. not for us we're mostly good around here. we're worried for you, so please follow the fauci in the spring and early summer we lived the horror of neighbors and friends sick and dieing. doctors and nurses we know and admire so were in the depths of depression inside hospitals with no more beds, with the freezer trucks outside full of victims whose families never got to say good-byer pots and pance we could bang our pots and pans from our windows to show love for our heroes but we couldn't help except we went into lockdown our region was like a sprawling ghost town everybody indoors, thawing chicken for dinner again, playing cards, watching netflix for hours and weeks on end
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every day ground hog day missing our friends and lives to slow the spread and end the death and suffering. finally it worked. we're scarred but better now, and at least for now because we followed the rules and beat covid back we had to. many of you are not doing that, and the doctors tell us you will now suffer mightily like we did or worse because lockdown is largely not coming to you. scientists tell us the months ahead will be historically bad unless you make a personal decision to follow the fauci we here want a world where you avoid what we endured. it was horrible, debilitating and life altering if not life ending follow the fauci wear a mask. socially distance. save parties and weddings for another time holidays apart will be hard. so that covid doesn't become for
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you what it is forever more for us start this weekend follow the fauci and we'll get through this i'm shepard smith at cnbc global headquarters we'll see you back here on monday just without brad pitt, george clooney, and matt damon. narrator: a brazen band of burglars with an arsenal to match. whelan: they used crowbars. they used hydraulic lifts, acetylene torches. i turn this on right now, your cellphones aren't gonna work. narrator: and the loot is piling up. everything was gone. everything was gone. narrator: $150,000 here, $1.9 million there. whelan: they took 45,000 pairs of high-end sunglasses valued at in excess of $3 million.


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