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that's all for this edition of "dateline" i'm natalie morales. thanks for watching. [theme music] money. i am jim cramer, the news with shep smith starts now. i'm shepard smith on cnbc and this is "the news. one down, billions to go the u.k. officially the first in the world to begin vaccinating >> if i can do it, well, so can you. >> america's watch and wait for our turn, but getting there won't be easy. >> i don't have a vehicle to even sleep in. >> eviction emergency. renters running out of time. millions in danger of being kicked out unless the government steps up. >> i'm risking my licensing. i'm risking getting fined.
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>> defying new lockdowns why california business owners are pushing back hard on the latest round of covid restrictions. >> this report without a doubt will cause the army to change our danger. >> fort hood fallout 14 leaders fired or suspended after a pattern of violence that includes murder, sexual assaults, and harassment >> live from cnbc global headquarters the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith." >> good evening. let's mark the milestone december 8th, 2020, the date the first shot went into the first arm amid the worst global health crisis in a century. this day begins a new chapter in the battle against covid-19. health experts administered the doses of a fully tested, fully authorized vaccine this morning. so far the u.k. has enough doses to vaccinate about 400,000
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people that covers only a fraction of the country's most vulnerable groups, including people in long-term health care facilities, long-term health care workers today without question brings hope for a time after but the british prime minister boris johnson warns people about letting their guard down. >> it's amazing to see this tremendous shot in the arm for the entire nation. we can't afford to relax now. >> true for a number of reasons. it's still unclear how long the protection lasts or whether enough people will get the vaccine to slow the pandemic, but it's a start in london tonight here's nbc's richard engel. >> reporter: shep, this hospital here in coventry went into the history books today. it was here early this morning that a 90-year-old woman originally from northern ireland was given the first tested, proven coronavirus vaccine so far, she's doing fine >> at 6:31 this morning a
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grandmother in a donated christmas sweater made history 90-year-old margaret keenan became patient a, the first person in the world to receive a clinically tested and proven covid vaccine. >> it was fine it was fine. i wasn't nervous at all. >> the second recipient was 81-year-old william shakespeare, no relation to the bar. >> ground breaking, i think. it could make a difference to our lives from now on, couldn't it >> around 70 hospitals the counter attack against the coronavirus began. british officials have declared this v day for vaccination day, provocative of be and ve day >> the nurse who gave the first shot told me this is the start
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of the first. >> this is something to look forward to. >> keenan who worked in a jewelry shop up until four years ago is doing well and has a message for others. >> i say go for it go for it because it's free and it's the best thing that's ever happened. >> the road ahead is long, but today the u.k. and patient a. left the starting blocks without a stumble. >> reporter: shep, the national health service would only tell us that thousands of the pfizer vaccines were given out, not tens of thousands, not hundreds of thousands this is the beginning. talking to local health officials which i have been doing all day, i get the impression this is important, this is the start of a new chapter but they are really looking forward to other vaccines coming available, being approved that don't require the extreme cold temperatures of the pfizer vaccine which has proven to be a challenge for the
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distribution. >> more good news on the vaccine front in the united states the fda released a promising report on pfizer's vaccine trial. it supports the previous data which shows the vaccine is 95% effective after preventing covid after two doses. according to the new report, the vaccine appears to be safe and effective in nearly everybody, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or underlying conditions an fda advisory zbroup set to meet the day after tomorrow to vote whether to approve the vaccine. cnbc's meg terrell covers science and medical for us what can we expect out of this meeting? >> reporter: shep, this is going to be a completely public meeting, a discussion of all of the safety and efficacy data we're going to hear from the fda about how it looks at the safety and efficacy we'll hear from the cdc how it plans to track all of the safety and efficacy once it gets on the market we'll also hear about experts
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about how to run the trials of the next vaccines if this one becomes available. pfizer scientists will present their data and then the committee discusses it all and votes. the fda doesn't have to follow the recommendations of the committee, but it usually does we got some clues in the briefing documents about how it's looking at the vaccine. on safety, the fda says there are no specific concerns that would preclude them from an emergency use authorization. it knows there are side effects from injection site reaction, fatigue and others people should be aware they may not feel great the day after the shot efficacy, it provides some efficacy after the first dose, 15%, and then 90% with both shots. >> meg, any updates on the time line for the other vaccine >> reporter: well, we're going to go through the same process with moderna's vaccine next week we heard results from
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astrazeneca and johnson & johnson's vaccine could be here in late january. those could get cleared by the fda in february. that would be really important it would contribute significantly to vaccine supply in the u.s operation warp speed has struck deals with six different companies. we know foois and moderna work shep >> meg, thanks. two administrations tackling the pandemic the one on the way out touting its vaccine efforts on the way out and the one on the way in sounding the alarm about how much more needs to be done the white householding what it called a vaccine summit today. president trump signing an executive order. when asked why the biden health team was not invited to this event, president trump focused on the election. >> well, we're going to have to see who the next administration
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is because we won in the swing states and there was terrible things that went on so we're going to have to see who the next administration is but whichever the next administration is, will really benefit by what we're able to do. >> the next administration is the biden administration the latest in a long list to oos attempts to use judicial power to thwart it failed. they responded thisafternoon with one sentence, request denied president-elect biden today introduced key members of his health team and listed his top pandemic priorities for the first 100 days in office cnbc's kayla tausche now let's start off with the executive order. what does it do? >> reporter: well, shep, the executive order that president trump signed today essential ri lays out the guidelines for the deployment of the vaccine once it's approved here in the u.s. before the u.s. assists other nations in getting it.
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today with companies like walgreens, cvs, fed ex and ups looking on which will help in that distribution, trump will invoke the defense production act if they run into problems. "the new york times" first reported that the white house denied earlier doses of the vaccine from pfizer. dr. scott gottleib who is a pfizer board member, he confirmed the account. he said in his view the administration was just trying to hedge its bets. >> i think that the government made a bet that they are going to option or advance purchase vaccines from multiple manufacturers. they have agreements with five or six manufacturers for about 100 million doses, each manufacturer they want to spread those bets >> reporter: to be sure, an administration official told reporters that because multiple candidates will get approved, that every american who wants a vaccine should be able to get one by the end of june despite the fanfare at the white
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house, shep, in wilmington, delaware, where the president-elect was rolling out his health team, he warned that based on what he had learned in briefings, that that swift rollout could be at risk >> without urgent action by this congress this month to put sufficient resources in the vaccine distribution and manufacturing, which a bipartisan group is working on, there's a real chance that after an early round of vaccinations the effort will slow and stall >> reporter: so a lot depends on a smooth transition. more funding from congress and today president-elect biden announced an ambitious policy slate for the first 100 days. >> the vaccine is a step in the right direction but the country is going backwards hospitals are quickly becoming overrun from coast to coast after a thanksgiving surge starts to hit. 14 states now have at least 80%
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occupancy in the icus. most near a record take a look at this map showing icu occupancy throughout the country. the red and orange states have 70% full hospitals new mexico in the dark red is over capacity. dr. jason mitchell now, the chief medical officer at presbyterian health services in albuquerque, new mexico. doctors said in new mexico hospitals will almost certainly move to what the state calls crisis care mode by the end of the year and that means potentially rationing care how do you decide and who decides who gets treated and who does not >> i think it's really important to recognize as we move into a crisis standard of care, the goal is to expand services so we don't have to rags we can bring in physicians and nurses that normally practice in clinics and the hospital people can go outside of their scope where they didn't do icu
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work and be in the icu we will do everything we can to not have to rags tents and clinics to hospital beds, we'll do everything. we're trying to focus on doing everything >> what would any health professional ever do your crisis is escalating in ways that were not predicted if it comes to that point, which the health director for the state says it likely will, who decides? >> that's a great question it's something our state's been working on for the last six months so we've had physicians, nurses,etnurses et ethecists, they've put together crisis standards of care document that outlines an equitable way of doing this with standard scoring, things that are objective, things you can
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read, give resources to as many people as possible we do it altogether. everyone uses the same health care criteria and making sure it's distributed across the state and we give as much care as we can across the state. >> doctors tell us you may be the beginning but sadly you're not the end. this is a problem that americans are going to face from coast to coast unless we get this under control and there's no sign that happened i talked to a couple of doctor friends who said, you know, i took a hippocratic oath to save and to search and to heel and this sort of never occurred to them what does that do to your mind >> you know, it is a really hard thing for a health care provider in new mexico right now we believe we're going to peak december 17th. we see a place where we'll peak and hopefully come back down even then we're exhausted. we live to serve that's what we do.
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we care for our patients, every single one the thought of not having what you need for every single patient is crushing. that's why it's important. something we do at presbyterian. we've worked hard to support our clinicians there is a lot of suffering on the inside when you have to make the hard choices >> dr. jason mitchell, all the best to you and everyone thank you for your service. >> thank you so much. as millions of americans wait for disaster relief that has not come, the white house says it has presented a new bill to get money to desperate americans. $916 billion, the latest proposal kevin mccarthy said it will include $600 checks for individuals, $1200 for married couples filing jointly the treasury secretary steven mnuchin said he spoke with the president and lawmakers and presented all of it to the speaker, nancy pelosi, this
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afternoon. it's set to provide money for governments and lie brilt insurance for others it's all talk and no action in washington as so many wait for relief. anonymous tip leads police to a second human smuggling operation. >> it's extremely important to be able to call us. >> see something, say something. a 911 call leads six men to safety the second human smuggling bust in days just miles apart. the president-elect makes an historic pick. tonight why both sides of the aisle are pushing back on his choice for second of defense >> outside outside. >> who else is in the house? >> plus, this viral video leads to the resignation of a government official. why he calls raiding the home of a covid data scientist
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it's happened again. police in houston today discovered another human smuggling operation. second time in four days investigators say six men were being held in an apartment at the time a neighbor tipped them off five of the men from ecuador, one from guatemala we're told. police arrested a 50-year-old man from maryland and charged him with operating a stash house. just last week we reported that police found more than two dozen people in another home in southwest houston, just a 20 minute drive from this stash house. there officers say they spotted a man running down the street seen here in this video in his underwear yelling he had been kiss happened in police made one arrest in that case they say the two incidentsare not connected. the u.s. army today fired or suspended 14 soldiers including general officers at its fort hood base. an independent investigation
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found a command climate that was permissive of sexual harassment and sexual assault according to the army, it's one of the largest disciplinary actions it's ever taken. the murder of army specialist vanessa guillen sparked this whole probe. a fellow soldier killed her in april. her family said he first sexually harassed her. she's one of the 25 soldier deaths this year in that one base in texas. >> this report without a doubt whether cause the army to change our culture. >> well, it could, but it's been ongoing for years. since january of 2016, there have been more than 150 noncombat deaths of fort hood soldiers, including at least seven homicides and 71 suicides. nbc news courtney kube has been following this story courtney, how could these issues be going on for so long?
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>> reporter: so think about it, shep you have groups of commanders. the military, you know, they tend to move around. they're in a job for two to three years, but there's always overlap between different commands you had groups of commanders that would come in, they would take the habits, the bad habits and the bad behavior that they had learned from their predecessors and it kept getting passed down. we saw this go for years at fort hood there have a review panel that you mentioned, a report came out today. they found that it had -- over years of this command, this culture, it had created a climate where sexual harassment and sexual assault was permissible, was nearly permissible. and even more violent than that, including murder you mentioned the case of vanessa guillen. her case is what sparked this. she was the army specialist brutally murdered earlier this year one of the things that the review panel found was that the army -- the base leadership at fort hood didn't react fast
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enough when she went missing and today army secretary ryan mccarthy will have a new rule that within the first 48 hours of any soldier missing, they don't necessarily understand they're away without leave, they may be missing, may be in danger and they do everything they can to find them >> courtney, thanks. texas is trying to invalidate the results of the presidential election in four key swing states by suing them the supreme court suit claims there are unlawful election results in pennsylvania, georgia, wisconsin, and michigan, all states that went for president-elect biden. there is no known evidence to support that claim experts in election law say there never has been such a suit they contend texas doesn't even have legal standing to assert that other state's votes were cast in the wrong way. the texas attorney general claims it does because he says
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of its interest in what party controls the senate and the senate represents the states this all comes on a pivotal day in the election process. it's called safe harbor day. states have to resolve any legal challenges and certify their votes so congress can officially count them in six days the electoral college is set to formally cast their votes and finalize president-elect joe biden's win. president-elect biden nominated retired army general lloyd austin as his secretary of defense today. in an op ed in the wall street journal -- i should say in the atlantic magazine, biden wrote austin is the person we need at this moment and a true and tested soldier and leader. if confirmed, he would be the first after amitriptylirican-amd the pentagon confirmation could be tricky by law they have to be retired from active duty for at least seven years. it's a way to make sure there's
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civilian leadership to balance the military the general has been retired for four years he would need a waiver certainly not unheard of president trump's first defense secretary, jim mattis, got a waiver from congress in 2017 he had only been retired for four years nbc news kristin welker live in washington how likely is congress to grant another waiver >> reporter: well, i think it's a question mark right now, shep, for all of the reasons that you just laid out. and you already have some democrats who are coming forward today and saying that they're not going to vote for a waiver democrats who voted against granting a waiver for mattis back in 2017 let me read you what senator bloom men that will had. he said, quote, i believe the waiver of a seven year rule would be controversial senator tester signaling
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skepticism, signaling he may not support the move they're two of a number of democrats who have come out and said they're not sure they're going to go through with this. underscore this point, these are democrats, shep. this is a real problem for president-elect joe biden. that's why it's remarkable he came out with the on ed. clearly we want to prebut anything coming his way. they recognized biden has a long standing relationship with austin he oversaw the draw down of troops in 2011 biden drawing a parallel between that and what is going to be required to deal with the covid crisis, particularly the distribution of the vaccine. in 2012 he was the first black vice chief to the army
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he was the first black head of centcom. he has respect on both sides of the aisle. again, that very thorny issue, can he get confirmation? will he get that waiver? that remains to be seen, shep. >> kristin, thank you. unconscionable, that's what a republican member of the florida judicial commission called a police raid yesterday of a former state data scientist so he resigned over it it's the latest fallout from a search warrant served at the former scientist's home. >> police, come down now >> search warrant. >> calm down. >> point a gun at my children. he just pointed a gun at my children >> search warrant. >> rebecca jones posted this video herself. it went viral on twitter she says the police, quoting, took all my hardware and tech. they pointed a gun to my face. they pointed a gun to my kids, unquote. cops deny they pointed a gun at
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anyone governor desantis sent the gestapo to silence her jones was fired for refusing to censor the state's covid data. she built a public portal to list the latest numbers. officials say she was fired because she commented about that data and wasn't supposed to. new trouble from college football tonight michigan versus ohio state canceled for the first time in more than 100 years. covid on michigan's team shut it down and as huge as this one game is every year, the cancellation is much bigger. it could serve up a major blow to osu'schances to make the playoffs in the big ten you have to play six games to make the conference championship that's the rule. right now the buckeyes are 5-0 with no games left on their schedule espn reports big ten athletic directors will meet tomorrow and they could change something to
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accommodate ohio state at this point it's all still up in the air. a light raid kicks off the holidays and an early morning blast rattles a neighborhood on a cnbc trip coast to coast nebraska an explosion rocks a house in south omaha killing one person and wounding two others. authorities say it happened early this morning the blast severely damaging two nearby homes no word yet on the cause colorado a drive-by parade of lights at this retirement community in lakewood in denver people decorating their cars with all the belts and whistles. firefighters joining in. residents enjoying the show from their windows and balcony. a bright reminder our oldest neighbors are not forgotten. south carolina, anybody lose a pet goldfish this massive one swimming in oak
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lake they say it weighs 9 pounds. not invasive so they released it back into the water. california, stanford basketball play eer dajon davis tossed a ball into the ball rack his teammates stunned. now it's time for coach to pay up with some bare knuckles pushups. don't challenge dajon on the cnbc trip coast to coast. the battle over locking down california business owners pushing back a judge ruling in their favor, but will it be enough to keep the doors open plus, planes, delivery services and dry ice the plan to roll out the vaccine here in the united states and all the steps required to get shots in our arms. you're watching "the news with shepard smith" right here on cnb
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big business finds religion. that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. corporate america forming an alliance with the vatican. the goal here, create more inclusive economy. fortune 500 ceos promising to do their part the pope has criticized capitalism for its excivil an economic system that is fair,
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trustworthy and capable of facing our challenges is urgently needed. spacex to bring broadband to rural america. elon musk getting nearly $900 million in subsidies from the fcc. spacex's star link program launching satellites into states that beam the internet back to earth. the fundings will be distributed over the next ten years. and howard stern is sticking with sirius xm he's extending the contract for another five years and it extends the stern archive for another seven years. "forbes" reports stearns was making $90 million a year. on wall street, new highs on all three indexes. the dow up 104 after hitting an intraday record. the s&p up 10 and the nasdaq up
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62, its fourth record close in a row. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news a legal victory for california restaurants. a judge ruling that los angeles county health officials arbitrarily ban outdoor dining the county ignored cdc guidance that eating outside poses only a moderate risk. he added that officials failed to weigh the benefits of the restrictions against the costs the ruling does not mean outdoor dining returns right away. that's because the stay at home order is still in effect parts of california under lockdown where icu capacity is below 15%. cnbc's jane wells with us. what does this mean for restaurant owners? >> reporter: a victory in spirit
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only shep, it was a heated hearing. voices were raised the judge said he is shocked that no level of government has donnie analysis of the risk of outdoor dining while they've had a victory at the county level, this could be a challenge to the state level for all kinds of businesses. rosie abara has been told she has to shut down her salon business. >> i'm furious. >> she spent five grand to make her salon safe and she's being sacrificed so she's staying open. >> i'm risking my licensing. i'm risking getting fined. >> reporter: parts of deep blue california are seeing red over restrictions meant to keep hospitals from getting overwhelmed. >> it breaks my heart to see videos it breaks my heart to see reports of people's lives being torn asunder because of this pandemic we're trying to do our best. >> reporter: business owners are
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demanding that nine months into the pandemic the state should be able to prove where and how covid is spreading >> there is no scientific or medical data that would support a ban on outdoor dining based on the fact that it increases the likelihood of contraction of covid-19. >> reporter: there's even push back from some health officials after several bay area counties enacted restrictions san mateo did not join them. its health director saying i look at surrounding counties who have been much more restrictive than i have been and wonder what it's got them. >> if the governor and county health departments are going by science and data, then by all means be transparent and show us the science and data. >> reporter: again, the county has ruled that the county ban on outdoor dining is illegal without an analysis, but
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restaurant outdoor dining and indoor has to be closed along with everyone else practically due to the state restrictions. the question, shep, is how willing is the governor to enforce those restrictions two sheriff's departments saying we're not going to play ball with you. in just a matter of days the u.s. will likely embark on the largest mass vaccination campaign ever. hundreds of millions of people will need shots. government, federal, state, local will need to be in sync. public and private sectors, too. for one, keeping the fooisz vaccine cold enough during transit and making sure it arrives where it needs to go on time so how will all of that happen here's cnbc's frank holland. >> reporter: packing 50 pounds of dry ice into containers by hand is how pfizer's covid-19 vaccine will be kept cold for ten days as it travels in the specialized containers boxes with 1,000 doses will leave pfizer's kalamazoo
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facility packed in dry ice in fed ex, ups and dhl trucks it will be driven by trucks, sorted and loaded on to planes fed ex and ups say deliveries will happen within 24 hours in the u.s. dhl is handling international deliveries that can take as long as three days. its president of life sciences and health care calls this the biggest effort since world war ii. >> the biggest challenge is that final mile realistically there will be some product that gets lost or potentially doesn't arrive at the right temperature. >> reporter: at first pfizer's vaccine will be taken directly to hospitals later to state facilities or pharmacy distribution centers, then to health clinics or drug stores where vaccines will be given. ups is producing 1200 pounds of dry ice per hour to supply the u.s. vaccine effort known as operation warp speed
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fedex has ultracold freezers around the country should doses be delayed for whatever reason the containers will have censors to monitor temperature and location as they're shipped and rushed back to the pfizer if a city silt. >> it could be a challenge if you can't recycle it and get the package back quickly enough to help with the flying. >> reporter: there are dozens of materials shipped separately that must get there. >> we anticipate every pallet of vaccines will need 25 to 30 pallets of necessities to go with it. syringes, swabs, all the other accoutrements that go into it. >> reporter: it will be flexible and fast-paced it will generate $300 million in
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revenue for carriers. >> frank, a great report. chuck yeager, the man called the most righteous of those with all the right stuff. he lived life the faster than the speed of sound and his story is next. 5 million renters in america face eviction from their homes one attorney with whom we spoke said that number is expected to grow tonight, the struggle from the people living it the facts. the
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weird news have you heard about the aliens? we've been communicating with beings from other worlds for years now but leaders have kept it a secret. cnbc cannot confirm. that is the word from an is ramly security chief his name is heim eschef. he says we've signed agreements with other species and the american astronauts and the alien representatives all, you know, whatever we have contracts to do experiments there, he says they're interested in us and we in them. the galactic federation. so why now well, he told the jerusalem post that for years now unidentified flying objects have asked not to publish they are here because humanity is not ready.
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he insisted president trump is aware and was on the verge of disclosing their existence but didn't after being asked not to. no comment from the white house but twitter is having its say. one person tweeting this photo with the caption trump's space force meeting the galactic federation aliens for the first time and another, it all makes sense now, the utah monolith is the work of the galactic federation. here on earth a young man making a fortune off of scorpions and a shaw shank redemption as we go around the world in 80 seconds. peru police discover a 200 yard tunnel leading to a prison on the outskirts of limb ma the goal to help inmates escape. investigators say it would have taken six months to build. they add $500,000 worth of drug money. egypt, call this man the
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scorpion king. he owns about 80,000 of them but he gets big return on the creepy crawly investments he sells scorpion venom for $10,000 a single gram. it produces about 50,000 doses of antivenom italy, the world's largest christmas tree lit up with the swipe of an ipad there are more than 5 miles of cable and bulbs make it shine bright low keyed ceremony because of covid. australia, scientists discover these two animals following last year's brush fires on kangaroo island they're pigmy 'somes they're considered the world's smallest opossums. this is something we all need as we go around the world in 80
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seconds. before neil armstrong stepped on the moon, before alan shepherd flew into space, there was chuck yeager, hot shot test pilot, the best there was. he didn't believe the sound barrier existed until he broke it chuck yeager, the very first to fly faster than the speed of sound, a fete nasa says paved the way for america's accomplishments in flight and in space. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: the year was 1947. >> history is made by this aircraft. >> dropped from a b-29 over the mojave desert. he soared to 45,000 feet and passed mach 1. >> for the first time a man has flown an airplane faster than the speed of sound
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>> the break through captured in the movie "the right stuff." only 24 years old, america's new hero was as american as they come born in vest virginia, he was a mechanic in the army air corps when he was selected for pilot training flying p-51 mustangs in world war ii he was shot down in france and evaded capture, then became an ace in a single day after downing five german fighters three years later he was preparing to break the sound barrier. no one knew if a human could survive and the air force didn't know yeager was in great pain after having fallen off a horse. >> you don't look at it as being dangerous. it's something you're sort of dedicated to and you just sort of concede the fact that that's your job and that's what you're going to do.
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and you don't really think about the outcome. and of course a lot of pilots got killed. >> chuck yeager was a pilot's pilot testing more planes, training pilots and astronauts and flying missions over vietnam. >> he was supremely self-confident he was genial but he had a razor sharp mind on anything involving high speed flight. >> in 1975 he retired as a brigadier general but at the age of 74 chuck yeager was back in a fighter jet to mark the 51st anniversary and break the sound barrier once again >> i just tell people, i'm no he hero i'm just a kid that, you know, was in the right place at the right time. >> today yeager's bell x 1 aircraft is at the smithsonian for all to see. >> i think about chuck -- then
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when we started thinking about space and taking it to the next level, he was there. >> few names as iconic as chuck yag gers representing courage and service. one of america's very favorite sons for the news, i'm tom costello, washington. renters in america are headed towards a cliff >> this is really an epidemic during this pandemic. >> the clock is ticking. eviction protections set to expire in just weeks what will happen to people who can't pay the rent. plus, food insecure. what some counties are doing to help people survive during this economic crisis. you're watin
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when the calendar flips to 2021, federal and state protections against evictions run out. imagine being suddenly homeless on new year's day. here's cnbc's diana olick. >> reporter: christina kelly had no problem keeping a roof over her family's head in omaha until she got laid off from her job back in september when the business closed due to covid she hasn't paid rent since august. >> there are no options. the homeless shelters are all closed to new people because the pandemic obviously and i don't have a vehicle for me to even sleep in. >> kelly is one of up to 5 million renters across the u.s. who face eviction at the end of this year when a moratorium imposed by the centers for disease control have expired. >> you have been sued for -- >> she may be out earlier which
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means she's no longer covered by the cdc. >> this is an epidemic during the pandemic that people are facing and i don't think a lot of people realize. >> the crisis is national but some states are seeing a higher share of renters at risk because they don't have their own state protections or have higher unemployment rates. >> i think there's going to be an avalanche of evictions. >> this attorney says some landlords are finding ways to get around the cdc order which only covers non-payment of rent. they're alleging things like minor property damage, noise, pets they already knew about. >> suddenly they're getting these violation notices and getting evicted for that >> reporter: applying for state aid is often difficult her former employer is closed and she can't get the proper documentation she needs. she said she's applied for dozens of new jobs but so far no luck. >> i just want landlords to know that we understand that this is hurting them but it's hurting us
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as well. they have somewhere to lay their heads at night and at some point we may not >> reporter: the landlords argue that they have to make a living, too. in fact, smaller landlords who depend most on rent for their personal incomes have been hardest hit by renters not able to pay >> any chance they'll extend this moratorium? >> reporter: well, our sources at the cdc say they are considering it, but it's probably that they're waiting to see if there's anymore government stimulus coming out of congress. so far there hasn't been, but the problem is if they extend the cdc moratorium without any help, it kicks the can down the road, renters accrue more debt, landlords are in danger of losing the homes because they can't pay their mortgages. >> horrible spiral diane, thank you. it's not just rent americans are struggling to afford food. look at this line in miami
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folks are getting a $250 gift card from publix there are more people than >> what we saw on the face is anxiety and some relief. the relief among the 500 people who got these $250 gift cards that they could use at the grocery store publix anywhere in the state of florida of course, this is all going on in miami the anxiety among those who did not get in line early enough, some people got into line at 2:30 yesterday afternoon just to make sure that they would get some of this support, some sort of help that they need in this pandemic many of those who are in line say not only is this the first time that they've ever had to reach out for help but they're wondering how long will it last? >> we've been furloughed for nine months. >> you say we, who's that? >> like my family.
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>> your husband unemployed too >> yes >> all because of the pandemic >> yes. >> how many children do you have at home? >> two. >> how do you feel about being here >> it's uncomfortable. it is what it is you have to do what you have to do. >> so many people anxious about whether they can get jobs and when that will happen. the unemployment rate at miami stands at 8.8% 15% of those who live in this community live in poverty and so you add the pandemic on top of that and the anxiety and the concern about finding an end to the economic pressures brought on by what's happening with coronavirus, well, that's paramount. but, shep, the number one thing people are worried about is getting food on the table tonight and tomorrow back to you. >> kerry sanders from earlier. across the pond but closer to our hearts, the images of brittains getting the vaccine but giving us hope
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vaccine day in great brittain at long last, shots in the arm would you be the first one in line to get one? margaret keenan had that honor the grandma called it an early birthday present she turns 91 next week. >> it hasn't sunk in yet i can't really answer the question yet it's just really -- i don't know what to say. it's just the first really. >> same for martin kenyon. he said he called the hospital directly to make sure he got a dose never got a thing. >> didn't hurt at all. i didn't know the needle had gone in until it came out. >> the 91-year-old told cnn he didn't tell his family until it was a done deal. >> i hope i'm not going to have the bloody bug now i don't intend to have it because i have granddaughters
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and i want to live a long time to enjoy their lives. >> just accept that it's going to be okay. >> barbara and arthur rushed to get on the list. the couple both in their 80s they hope for a return to life before covid. >> when everyone's had it, we should be able to sort of socialize, meet up and get back to new normal. >> experts warn it will be weeks but a step in the right direction. 50 seconds left. americans still waiting for covid relief steve mnuchin said he gave the speaker of the house a new bill. gop leaders say it would be $600 checks for individuals and $1200 for couples. the army fired 14 soldiers at their army base they found a climate permissive for sexual harassment andsexua
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assault. supreme court rejects a gop bid to overturn the election and now you know the news of this tuesday, december 8th, 2020 i'm shepard smith. follow us on twitter streeit is 0:00 a.m5:00 and 5 at 5:00. the entire country on edge after the fda issues a green stamp to pfizer's covid-19 vaccine with an independent panel review just one day away this after the uk began its largest mass immunization program in that country's history, we speak with one of the medical worker who was one of the first in line to get that vaccine. in washington, d.c.,


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