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because everything that manafort had done from the moment that he opened up his lobbying shop in washington had been done to personally enrich himself at the expense of american democracy. -- captions by vitac -- test >> d.c. ramps up security like never before growing fears of an attack from within the fbi betting all national guard troops sent to protect washington how serious is the threat from
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some of our own? the president's final days in office pardons, commutations, and policy changes can a new administration undo any of these last-minute moves >> i feel we can still have a non-violent demonstration. plus, america celebrates the life and legacy of martin luther king, jr. >> live from cnbc, the facts the truth. the news with sheppard smith >> good evening. the u.s. capitol is an armed fortress with preseident-elect joe biden's inauguration just two days away. and tonight, there are growing concerns about an inside attack involving service members tasked with securing the event. that's the word from u.s. defense officials. the concerns so great that the fbi is now vetting national guard troops who will be at the inauguration, all 25,000 of them the acting secretary of defense says this type of vetting
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usually takes place with big security events. he says the scope of this operation is unique. pentagon officials say they've not seen any evidence of specific threats so far. the commanding general of the d.c. national guard speaking today about the tightened security >> nobody's taking any chances i mean, it's essentially that simple we're not taking any chances this is three times the number of guardsmen we would normally have in support of the occupation secret service. it's just to insure the peaceful transition of presidential power. >> right now a 7-foot high fence topped with razor wire surrounds the capitol. armed vehicles are patrolling the streets. the nation's capitol transformed into something resembling baghdad's green zone law enforcement officials have set up two-and-a-half square miles security area stretching from the capitol to the lyincoln mem memorial no cars in this whole red a area virtually locked down.
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nbc news' jay grey is outside the capitol tonight. jay. >> reporter: hey, shepp, we want to give you a walking tour of that facility. you see the two transports right here blocking new jersey avenue. this is a street that runs straight into the xochlt as you move down, you can see they got these concrete barricades in place here and across the street now, i want to show you what's in the middle of the street. we talked about them blocking things off in layers as you move down this street, you will be able to see another transporter along with d.c. metropolitan police. they are blocking the roadway here now as you walk across the street, you talk about that razor wire fence that's surrounding the capitol we are about a mile away from the capitol right now. here they've got another fence no razor wire, but they got the fence in place behind all of this fencing, you got the alphabet soup of enforcement back there you got the u.s. secret service, the fbi, you've got metro police you got the capitol police all preparing for wednesday's
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inauguration, shepp. >> jay grey live on capitol hill, thank you. at least 139 people have been arrested now in connection with the deadly insurrection on capitol hill the fbi investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from the house speaker nancy pelosi's office that day and planned to sell it to the russians. that's according to court documents released today it comes as the "new yorker" released a disturbing video of the siege. you can hear some of the rioters yell that they're taking orders from president trump there are 4 million out there. >> defend your constitution. >> i think we're good. >> nbc news' investigative reporter tom winter with us now. tom, what you can tell us about this woman and others under
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investigation? >> reporter: well, shepp, as we continue to get arrests, seemingly on the hour at this point, for people that have been charged with some of the lesser offenses, these are people charged with break floog the capitol, disturbing the peace there, disorderly conduct. we continue to wait for the big indictments to some down such as the sedition and federal murder charges for the person or persons responsible for the death of that u.s. capitol police officer but this particular case is one of the more interesting ones that has come out of this. this involves reilly williams. she's from pennsylvania. and the fbi says they're not charging her with this yet the fbi says that she took a laptop from speaker pelosi's office and according to a former romantic partner of hers, this individual called the fbi and told them that this person said that they were going to ship that laptop or hard drive to russia where the acquaintance of williams would sell that to the sbr. that's kind of russia's equivalent of the cia and give
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that laptop over to them which obviously would prompt security concerns. according to fbi, they believe that laptop was never sent there. they're not sure why that's the case on top of that, they say the laptop or the hard drive is still in her possession or destroyed by her right now, law enforcement officials tell us they're still looking for this person. so the charges have been unsealed we know about them we know who this person was. we saw her driver's license picture a moment ago but this person is not in fbi custody at this point, shepp tom winter thank you. the biden inaugural committee holding a massive light show happening right now in washington. they call it the field of flags. this ceremony features nearly 200,000 flags and 56 pail lars of light, representing every state and territory across the land the lighting ceremony 46 seconds long, commemorating mr. biden as the 46th president of the united states
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the event, one of many ceremonies, before the president-elect hits the ground rung on his first days in office the biden administration plans to tackle what they say are the four major crises facing the nation the pandemic, the economy, racial injustice and climbed change cnbc's kayla tausche shy what's the biden plan for the first ten days in office >> reporter: well, shepp, the incoming administration is covering a flurry of activity to tackle these largely by executive order beginning the afternoon of inauguration day. the soon-to-be white house chief of staff ron carolina outlines these in a memo over the weekend saying they will include a 100-day masking challenge on federal property, rejoining the paris climate accord, extending grace period for student loans and bans on convictions and
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reversing the million uslim tran they claim doing some of their other priorities, like unleashing trillions in economic aid and pursuing comprehensive overhaul, a bill expected to be unveiled on wednesday will require robust congress am act action brian dietz, who is the incoming national economic director appeared on the sunday shows over the weekend and he said that he expects the senate can and will multi-task. >> we think there is every reason that we can move forward and address multiple issues. we do have multiple crises we have a lot of pressing business facing the country and so certainly we understand and expect that the senate is going to act on its constitutional duty. >> reporter: the senate impeachment trial by law would begin the day after the house delivers the articles of impeachment. house speaker nancy pelosi has so far been mum on when she expects that to happen shepp. >> hey, kayla, confirmation
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hearings begin tomorrow for the biden cabinet. who will be in front of congress and what are we hearing? >> reporter: well, shepp, think about the leaders of the agency's most critical to national security. they're going to be first on tap for testimony. the nominees to run state defense, homeland security the director of national intelligence and treasury are all set to appear before their respective committees beginning tomorrow in opening remarks obtained by cnbc, treasury nominee janet yellen plans to say this, quote, economists don't always agree, but i think there is a consensus now. without further action, we risk a longer more painful recession now -- and long-term scaring of the complicateer that hearing begins at 10:00 a.m. shepp. >> kayla, thanks very much before the transfer of power to mr. biden is even complete, president trump plans to leave the white house the morning of the inauguration with a lot of pomp and circumstance. a reminder of four years ago now
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during president obama's departure, a scene you will not see on wednesday nbc news reports officials are instead discussing a ceremony at joint base andrews that could include a color guard, military band and 21-gun salute cnbc's eamon javers live in you can what what can we expect from the president's last two days in office >> reporter: well, shepp, when donald trump was elected four years ago, his predecessor invited him to the white house for a private meeting, a tour and a photo op president trump will do instead a great honor at the time obama invited him to the white house, trump, instead, is going to leave with a snub. he will not leave with joe biden before he is sworn in as the president of the united states an wednesday and melania trump, the first lady you saw in the picture. she will not meet with her successor dr. jill biden either. instead of the planning meetings and transition progress reports. what the president has been
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focused on here in his final days has been planning a lavish sendoff at joint st. andrews before heading to florida ahead of biden's swearing in, guaranteeing his last flight will still bear the presidential designation air force one. as the trump family's possessions are packed, he is also working on a presidential pardon for dozens of supporters and high-profile figures as of right now, trump is not expected to attend a controversial pardon for himself or for his family. although, one source cautions, he could still change his mind as trump registers the lowest poll numbers of his presidency with 34% of the americans approving of the job he's done, the president is contemplating life as a private citizen, facing an impeachment trial that could begin as soon as this week he is also trying to figure out who is going to represent him as a lawyer in that trial i talked to one official close to the president today who said he simply doesn't know who is going to represent donald trump in that impeachment trial as soon as this week in the united states senate.
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that's unusual given that we are just a couple days out at this point. rudy guiliani not an option for that because guiliani made a speech at that january 6th event that incited the riot up on capitol hill so as of right now, none of the people who represented the president in the last impeachment are signing up, shepp, to represent him in the second impeachment and just tonight -- we got word the president has now signed i'm sorry, go ahead, shepp >> no, i'm sorry you know the satellite delay please finish your thought. >> reporter: well, we just got an executive order from the president this evening in which he reversed himself on some of the covid travel restrictions on a number of countries around the world. that had been put in place last year that will be reversed under this executive order. of course, that can still be reversed by president biden once he is sworn in on wednesday. so a lot of reversing in the final days now shepp. >> eamon, some hints, at least, of a final message and maybe
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video from the outgoing president. do we have any idea what that might be and what might be in it >> reporter: we don't know at this point what we might see there is also the question of the traditional letter that presidents have left on the resolute desk in the oval office for their successors no indication on whether donald trump plans on doing that. we did see a message from melania trump, the first lady. we have to wait to see what we get from the outgoing president. shepp. >> soon enough thanks so much covid watch now. the world's long-painful battle against the virus and rulth diseas resulting disease is not close to over. now a new strain has popped up in one of our largest cities california sets a new covid record and the experts warn, the worst is still to come next, how do we know when we hit the peak of the pandemic >> as we learn more, we'll share more. >> reporter: how this tiny chip is disrupting the entire global
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covid watch now. where america's fight against the vaccine a baseball game, we'd be only in the bottom of the third inning, according to biden adviser dr. michael osterhome. he is warning that the worst of this is yet to come and the data does support it. the u.s. rapidly approaching 400,000 deaths according to johns hopkins. see the number there for context, one in 822 americans confirmed dead of covid. california is one of the epicenters, of course, it's also hit a new record california is the only state to
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top 3 million covid cases so far. the state can't catch a break. california health officials are warning against uses doses from a batch of moderna's vaccine they say several report they had an allergic reaction after they got a shot the batch involves 330,000 doses that were distributed in nearly 290 locations. all of this as health officials say another variant of the virus has just been discovered in california nbc's miguel almaguer is tracking this strain in los angeles. miguel. >> reporter: well, there is good news and bad news with this new var yavenlt let's start with the good news. we need it here in california. the new variant doesn't appear at least at this point to be more deadly than some of the other variants that have been going around here in the state of california. doctors now say at least five different strains are modified mutants of that variant strain have now been found in california what that ultimately could lead to is more infections, thus,
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more hospitalizations and more fatalities so that is the bad news here that's what has doctors immediately concerned. over in the bay area, a couple of hours from here, they have found at least five different strains. here's what one doctor in that area says. >> you can see that this is why it's concerning that we have a variant that was actually pretty uncommon prior to early december that since then has now, is now roughly you know 25% of all of the cases that we're sequencing. >> reporter: so, shepp, back to that one step forward and two steps back, officials here in southern california and across most of california say, the hospitalization numbers seem to have stabilized. it looks like we have gotten past that post-christmas, post-new year's holiday surge. icus are at zero percent capacity, 100% capacity. they can't take any more new patients the bad news is say that can't
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take any more new variants, some or more highly contagious over the ones over the last year or so the concern here is that more contagious strain will get out into the public. more people will become infected that will lead to hospitalizations and fatality itself going up again. again, good news and bad news. california needs as much good news as it can get >> they certainly do miguel almaguer in los angeles tonight. more than a month into the vaccine distribution, some states report they have still having issues getting the doses they need. new york is among them the state's governor andrew cuomo says the federal government is sending new york 50,000 fewer doses this week than the week before so today cuomo sent a letter requesting the state of new york be permitted to directly purchase doses he also wrote a second letter to the adult health and human services director alex azar, blasting him for confusing the
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public about the stockpile of vaccines you seep, azar admitted on friday, no stockpile even exists an nyu pidemiologist, a member of president-elect biden's covid transition advisory board. doctor, thank you. do you support governors buying the vaccines directly and bypassing the federal government >> shepp, i think we have already had too much of a patchwork response across the states and i think, you know, governor cuomo, himself, has said back in the spring that the situation around ventilators was essentially one big ebay with all of the states bidding against one another for ventilators. and i think this kind of an approach to vaccine allocation has been a result, frankly, in the same kind of situation that he. , -- he, himself, was criticizing last spring. >> the cdc says mortgage is averaging 900,000 vaccinations a
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day now. this morning secretary azar cited that number to criticize the new administration's goals of 100 shots in the arms in the first 100 days listen to what he said. >> we will have distributed 250 million doses of vaccine by the end of april if they've only done 100 million vaccinations by then, it will be a tragic squandering of the opportunity that we have had >> doctor, is he right on the numbers? do you agree with what he said there? and should the biden team have a more ambitious goal? >> the president-elect is very committed to getting at least 100 million doses into arms in his first 100 days we've seen, though, that one distribution is very different from getting shots in arms, that that last mile of delivery is really the hardest part here and, secondly, we have yet to confirm that those number of doses that 250 million number that he's quoting there is really going to pan out.
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and while we're very optimistic, we have been having many conversations with the pharmaceutical companies the manufacturers of these vaccines until those doses are in hand. we do not assume that they will be >> understood. everyone wants to know, obviously, when normal is. but before we get to anything like normal, how will we know when or weather the covid cases have peaked in the u.s.? what will be our sign? >> well, in fact, we're in our fifth peak right now number five. so our first peak was in the spring then you had the southern states in the summer. then you had the fall with the weather getting colder and then a peak over thanksgiving or after thanksgiving and now another peak resulting from the christmas and new year's holiday. we're not going to have enough vaccinations out enough people vaccinated by, say, spring break, for that to really control spread enough to prevent another peak if people
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choose to travel at that time. so so much of this is about layering protections until we get most of the population vaccinated, we really do have to double down on things like masking and social distancing, outdoors instead of indoors, well-ventilated spaces. if we do those things, then, yes, this may be our last peak but it really depends on each and every one of us doing what need to be done to get back to normal life. >> dr. gounder, thank you, we appreciate it. things go from back to worse for the class of covid-19. college students whose lives have been turned upsidedown by this pandemic, the universities are struggling, too, as a new semester begins, there was hope that more students could be back in the classroom by now. but the virus had other ideas. here's cnbc's scott cohn. >> reporter: regina is californian through and through, a third-year student at uc santa
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cruz these days, she is studying remotely in chapter berry, england. >> i came to visit some friend because i opened up everything and i haven't been able to go back. >> reporter: cancelled flights and travel restrictions due to the pandemic and to top it off, now she has covid-19, too. >> i am staying with some friends in a college town and we all have it now. >> reporter: not that she's missing much on campus, nearly 20,000 students here before the pandemic, now it's dead, almost all instruction is virtual >> i really feel like my college experience is kind of taken away from me. i feel like a lot of students feel like this as well. >> reporter: high school seniors are apparently wondering if it's worth it in what should be the thick of college application season, a survey of 1,100 perspective students found only one-third had completed all their applications another report projects enrollment declines at 60% of public universities, with revenue from tuition, housing,
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state aid down as much as 10%. especially vulnerable the report says regional universities like uc santa cruz. >> we had a $20 million budget cut in terms of the support we received from the state. our housing and dining has taken a big hit financially in terms of revenue probably around $130 million revenue decrease compared to a normal academic here. >> reporter: the result here has been a hiring freeze and budget cuts but the hope, like everything else about this pandemic, is that it's all temporary. in fact, the university of california system of which uc santa cruz is a part has announced a return to in-person instruction at its nine campuses this fall. for students here, most of whom around actually here, that can't come a moment too soon for the news, scott cohn, santa cruz, california. inauguration is less than 41 hours away now state and local leaders on high alert following the capitol
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and that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money. president-elect biden nominating gary ginsler to lead the securities and exchange. he took on big banks and trading houses after the great recession. he spent 20 years on wall street at goldman sachs whatsapp forced to pull back a rollout on privacy policy. they say whatsapp will share it with parent company facebook the new changes go into effect may 15th. and if you are looking for a ride with some serious style, kraft heinz wants to hire people to drive their famous oscar mayer weiner mobile. the driver is called hot doggers will hit the road in that iconic machine and attend more than 200 events a year. they're accepting application until the end of this month. casinos are among the many businesses struggling to stay
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afloat during the pandemic but when it comes to sports betting, interests booming new jersey posted a record year in 2020. it raked in nearly a billion dollars worth of bets in december alone more states are now working to allow online gambling, including michigan and new york. so, when will you be able to legally bet from home? here's cnbc's contessa brewer. >> reporter: sports betting is big business nearly a billion dollar a month bes in new jersey. >> i think a lot of people were surprised just how strong it's been i think the amount of momentum we are seeing, you can go to that state and bet very quickly become engulfed in the culture there. >> reporter: nevada is the biggest state for betting even covid closing down sports for part of last year. ironically, coronavirus may have boosted in states that have legalized online play. after all, you can open an app, even if you can't open the
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sports book. research today from pay safe puh on state budgets, they're desperate for new strings of tax revenue. it's a big reason why new york's governor has just surrendered his long-time opposition to mobile sports gambling >> we propose state-sponsored mobile sports betting to raise additional funding. >> reporter: sports betting is now legal in 25 states plus washington, d.c. eight states have legislation pending. but the key to profits and tax revenue is making bets easy whenever, wherever and big-name companies are betting on partnerships. espn with draftkings and caesars. bar stools sports and penn national gaming. >> you should imagine that overtime as you are watching a game, there will be full integration with sports betting, potentially being able to place it through your television. >> reporter: the next frontieror
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gambling is online casino games, for profit in the meantime, these companies are trying to stake their game and guard their territory a little like the wild west. shepp. >> contessa, thanks. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news state and local leaders are on high alert ahead of the inauguration heavy guard troops at state capitols across the country from sacramento to atlanta and mostly via the weekend with some small groups of armed protesters meanwhile, authorities still hunting down the rioters who assaulted the capitol. investigators have more than 130 cases since the insurrection, i should say so far, 139 people have been charged. elizabeth newman now, former deputy chief of staff at the department of homeland security under the trump administration, current director of the
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republican accountability project. elizabeth, thank you you wrote after the capitol riots the fact that more people were not hurt was a lucky escape, as you put it, is enough being done now to protect not only the inauguration but the capitols across the country? >> i feel fairly confident that the inauguration in the washington, d.c. area has really security that we've never seen in our lifetimes, that will keep things safe. you are always so concerned about a, what they like to call a lone wolf, an individual actor maybe carrying out an attack but the perimeter is such that it would be very difficult for anybody to get close to the inauguration, itself, for any dignitary like the president i am more concerned about potential attacks in the rest of the country. we certainly by making sure that washington, d.c. is safe have disseminated the threat, if you
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will, of course not every state capitol is going to be able to have the same amount of resources we can have in washington, d.c. a little more risk there i will say in watching some of the chatter online, the activity that some of the extremist groups have participated on january 6th, a lot of them are not as coordinated at this point. that may be because of the deep platforming. but that it also may be a recognition that everybody's shields are up and they don't want to walk into what they perceive to be a trap, that like they will be arrested on the spot. so you see them regrouping and maybe looking to do something else in the future, maybe not necessarily around this inauguration period. >> interesting you know you harden one target, often bad actors move elsewhere to do their damage some of these state capitals are well fortified right now i wonder how concerned you are about soft target. if you can't hit the big one, at
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least make some noise. >> exactly i think that's certainly where you see law enforcement asking the public for help. see something. zee say something. we have been through this drill, right? the terrorists only have to be right once law enforcement 100% of the time maybe one of the things that we have going for us right now is because of the pandemic. you don't have as much mask gatherings before convening in large numbers as like we normally do, which maybe that helps us at this time. but certainly extremist groups, white apartment, anti-government movements have in the past talked about targeting infrastructure and looking for other slightly softer targets than certainly state capitols would be at this point >> you mentioned the chatter that you are hearing or seeing i guess online could you give us some details about what's out there, the kind of thing they're worried about, specifically >> sure. i mean a lot of them are viewing
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what happened on january 6th as a success. most did not think that they'd be able to get into the capitol and so it demonstrated that with relatively small numbers that they are able to again, these are for the extremist groups not necessarily everybody that was there protesting, but for those white collar movement or militia groups who have a vision of eventually overthrowing the country, trying to incite a civil war. various groups have different apocalyptic visions of what they are trying to achieve. so they look at that january 6th moment as a demonstration that this can actually work these fantasies that we have been having, stories that are told in the turner die diaries, for example, they could actually come true so it is encouraging many of them to believe that this is that moment that now is the time to strike to try to get them while they're down
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so-to-speak. that's where the concern comes that while they seem to recognize that law enforcement is paying attention right now, and kind of closed in ranks around the inauguration, so that's not a prime target for them and it's unclear, there's definitely some disagreement among the different groups, whether you try to do something during this period to make the point or whether you lay low, regroup, and strike when people might not be paying attention. so there is definitely some disagreement there are various voices in the various movements advocating for a different approaches, which is very different than what we saw on january 6th there was a lot more of a common vision of what they wanted january 6th to be. so that helps law enforcement at least in the initial few days we have in front of us, more concern in the future. >> understood. it's every analyst says this is going to be with us for a while.
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let's hope for calm. thanks, so much. the trump administration's final hours. we will run through the policies quietly getting pushed through, that you need to know. from drug treatments to light bulbs and one that lgbtq activists call a nasty parting shot. first poisons, now arrested and jailed next, the call to protect the protested treatment of the russian opposition leader alexei navalny. security questions surrounding o'hare airport tonight. a man who lived in the airport for three months prosecutors say he was afraid to fly because of covid, but how did he go undetected for all that time? that part of the story when the news continues. the facts. the truth, the news, with shepard smith, back in 90 seconds. it's either testing an array of advanced safety systems.
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conviction in 2014 it's a case the european have called a political prosecution after this hearing, navalny posted this video from the detention center he said putin's regime was afraid and then he urged people to protest treatment secretary of state mike pompeo condemned the arrest, calling it deeply troubling navalny faces 3.5 years behind bars a relentless climber scales a building in a wheelchair and migrants greeted with force as they try to push back police as we go around the world in 80 seconds. [ music playing guatemala, security forces deploying tear gas and stun grenades while attempting to clear a group of mike grants headed north towards the u.s. in hopes of applying for asylum you can see hundreds pressing into a wall of armed security forces, they're trying to escape honduras and el salvador two reasons they are suffering
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as we go around the world and up a building in 80 seconds. a california man facing federal charges after he spent three months living inside chicago's o'hare airport prosecutors say he arrived there on a flight from los angeles on october the 19th and this guy never left. police arrested him over the weekend. prosecutors say two united airlines employees spotted him asking for i.d instead they say he showed them a badge that belonged to an operations manager and according to chicago tribune, someone reported that badge missing in late october. the man told police he was afraid to fly because of the pandemic so he hid out in a restricted area of the airport. he said he found the badge and that other passenger gave him food along the way the judge ordered him to pay a $1,000 bail and banned him from the airport for life he's due back in court next week. well, semi conductors, not something most of us spent much
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as chaos reigns in washington, what happens when we are all looking elsewhere? it turns out a lot the trump administration delivering a flurry of 11th hour policy changes, one a win for those fighting opioid addiction. they are letting almost all doctors prescribe a treatment drug that experts say is highly effective. it's could buprenorphine before doctors had to get a special waiver to take a class to prescribe it.
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they say the change lets doctors intervene earlier and give quality care to people who really need it. another trump administration move comes from the department of energy. it's removing a rule that would have phased out incandescent light bulbs. they have been growing in popularity but the energy secretary says the administration doesn't want to limit consumer choice and finally, the department of health and human services is finalizing a rule that lbgtq call a nasty parting shot. it provides discrimination on sexual orientation and gender identification an adoption agency can turn away a same-sex couple. a homeless shelter can turn away a gay teenager. the new car market might look different this year, auto makers are facing production problems specifically, they point to a shortage of semi conductors, the computer chip, without them, vehicles can't be finished
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ford reports one of its plants in louisville had to stop work earlier this month because of the shortage here's phil lebeau. >> reporter: be prepared to pay a little more the next time you buy a car or truck because an already tight supply of new models is getting squeezed, which will keep record high auto prices from falling. here's the problem semi conductors. the chips in laptops, gaming systems and other consumer electronics are similar to those in scores of components that run our cars and right now, there is a shortage of chips for new vehicles which have auto makers scrambling >> right now, we're focused on keeping our plants rung. as we learn more, we'll share more. >> reporter: while gm has not shut down assembly line. plants that build forced, toyotas, jeeps and popular brands are slowing down, even stopping production. how did this happen? blame it on covid-19 last spring when the virus killed demand for new vehicles, auto makers hit the brakes and
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told chip makers they wouldn't need as many semi conductors that allowed chip makers to ship more semi conductors to consumer electronic firms who had booming demand for home entertainment systems. now millions have returned to dealerships to buy a new car or truck, many dealers are clamoring for more model itself to keep up with demand for the news, i'm phil lebeau. president trump and the media. a fraught relationship to say the least. but at times a mutually beneficial one for five years, the trump administration has been the news cycle's biggest stars, night, no the leading man is leave >> are your parents proud? >> i tell them i work at appelbys >> president trump first kicked off his campaign for the 2016 election he's been valuable fodder for "saturday night live" and the late-night shows >> don't worry, you won the
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ratings college. >> ratings for stephen colbert who focused on trump in politics grew 15% from 2016 to 2020 that success seems to have shifted viewers away from other late-night shows such as trevor noah and jimmy fallon, which has seen ratings decline in that same time period. >> while late night has been political to some degrees when you look over the past four years, the prominence of politics has been like never before okay , that's all about trump. >> reporter: it's not just comedy, cable news has got an big boost the last four years. the top story usually president trump. the election along with the pandemic drove cnn ratings up 85% in 2020, while fox ratings grew 45% and msnbc ratings increased 24%. in fact, over the past five years since trump started his presidential campaign, tv news has totally gone from the fifth most watched genre to the most watched genre tv
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10% lost tv consumption to 20. >> there is a very high profile persona, his constant tweeting and controversial actions so it was fodder for prime time cable, in particular, which thrives on the kind of conflict that president trump thrives on, too. >> reporter: as for what happens to ratings and the focus of late night and cable news, trump may be leaving the office, but that doesn't mean he is leaving the headlines. the next big story, likely his second impeachment trial and that after that -- >> i don't know that trump will try to position himself after he's out of office, nor do we know what his followers are going to do. >> i think it's going to take quite some time for the trump bump to really leave the tv ratings system. >> reporter: variety says it could be another year before interest in news starts to decline. for the news, i'm julia boorstin. a police chase spanning 100 miles and some gigantic surf causing dangerous conditions on
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a cnbc trip coast to coast california, chopper video shows cops chasing a van on the 170 freeway. this is pacoima in the san fernando valley. police say it started 100 miles away in northern san diego county a. california highway patrol officer ends the chase with this pit maneuver the officer spins the van and sends it into a wall several items fall out of the back doors the driver immediately surrenders we still don't know why police were chasing the guy in the first place. hawaii, check out these monster waves. pummeling oahu's north shore some of them nearly 50-feet tall authorities say crews rescued dozens of people, including a fisherman, a surfer and a photographer now, they're warning everybody to stay away from the shoreline. rhode island every friday, 3-year-old landon stand on the curb to wait for
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his hero sanitation worker chris perry. landon gets everything ready for removal and then waits for perry to pull up >> i know if he's not there, i'll come around a second time and he'll be there >> reporter: being there means a lot. because of their friendship, landon's parents say he has really come out of his shell one family's trash now a treasure on this cnbc trip coast to coast. injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere the word of dr. martin luther king, jr. his tributes next, including a competition in dallas in which 4th and 5th graders were asked to deliver an original speech based upon his teachings. >> dr. king teaches showcasing love, the love for one another. >> when the world does not have an example of love, we must be that example
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a socially distanced parade in locksly, alabama. a carpoca carpocalypseavan the y they are honoring the late martin luther king, jr., president-elect biden volunteering to mark king's legacy today he and dr. jill biden packed food boxes in philly for a hunger relief organization vp-elect kamala harris and her husband doug packing produce items for martha's table in washington in atlanta, the ebenezer baptist service, they echoed her father's call for non-violence. >> we still have a choice, non-violence co-existence, this may well be mankind's last
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chance to choose between chaos or community >> naacp announcing a $40 million gift from an anonymous donor. leaders of the organizations say that the money will fund a few generation of civil rights lawyers working to advance racial justice in the american south. the reverend king would have turned 92 this year. the civil rights leader was assassinated in memphis on the 4th of april in 1968 he was 39-years-old. decades later, dr. king'ser is mons and speeches continue to remind and inspire so on this mlk day, who better to hear from than dr. king, himself? >> oh, too many people find themselves living amidst a great period of social change. and yet they failed to develop the new attitudes. and the new mental responses
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and that in those situation demands. i refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. >> i was alerted to non-violence because i celebrated with the best moral ways to deal with the problem. we were seeking to establish a just society >> all those to whom truth is beauty and beauty truth, and then in whose eyes, a beauty of genuine brotherhood and peace, is more precious than diamonds, or silver or gold. >> i think we all know basically that we want to be men we want to be persons, judged not on the basis of the color of our skin but on the basis of the content of our character.
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50 seconds left on the race to the finish. just in, president-elect biden's white house press secretary announced, they will not end covid-19 restrictions on international travel the announcement comes minutes after president trump announced he would lift the ban. americans on the verge of topping 400,000 covid deaths that's the most in any one country by far at johns hopkins. and president trump is expected to go on a pardoning blitz tomorrow his last full day in office. those reportedly under consideration the new york assembly leader shall be several and wrapper. now, on this monday, january the 18th, 2021, i'm shepard smith. foll uon tows witter that's the news on cnbc. "shark tank" is next
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