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i get my strength from my mother. that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. "the"fast. "the news with shepard smith" starts right now hundreds of millions more vaccine doses. plus breaking tonight, the senator set to preside over the impeachment trial hospitalized i'm shepard smith. this is "the news" on cnbc. >> the end goal is to beat covid-19 >> president biden playing offense and defense to fight covid. his plan to vaccinate more americans and protect against the latest mutations we got two pieces of information about these antibody drugs. >> vaccines may not be the only hope big progress on treatments tonight, where the science
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stands massive storm. 100 million people in its path tornadoes in the south torrential rain in the west. and feet of snow predicted in some parts of america. how the new administration hopes to battle extreme climate change plus, social moderation. twitter's new plan to combat misinformation how you could be asked to help stop the spread. >> live from cnbc, the facts the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good evening a critical benchmark today set by president biden in his fight against covid. a timeframe of when this country may finally be able to exit this long, dark tunnel. president biden promises to deliver states enough vaccine doses to vaccinate nearly every american by the end of the summer he says he'll do that by having
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the government buy more vaccines specifically, 200 million more doses. half from pfizer half from moderna. this deal set to boost the nation's vaccine supply to 600 million shots. >> by end of the summer, the beginning of the fall, it will be enough to fully vaccinate 300 americans to beat this pandemic. 300 million americans. >> the companies likely won't deliver the new doses until some time this summer in the meantime, president biden says the feds will start shipping states 10 million shots a week for the next 3 weeks. that's an increase of nearly 20% compared to what's being delivered right now. president biden admits it could still take months to speed up the pace of the vaccinations but many states desperately need the doses right now. for example, a vaccine site in north carolina had to cancel 10,000 appointments because of supply problems. colorado now having to use its
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supply of second doses as first doses. and in new york the governor, andrew cuomo, says even with more shots a week he still doesn't believe it will be enough and he's not alone. cnbc's kayla tausche on our top story tonight. kayla, how challenging is this going to be for the biden team to actually pull off >> well, it is going to be challenging, shep. as he announced the rampup in supply today, president biden again renewed his criticism of the trump administration's stockpile saying it was in worse shape than we anticipated. but renewed his call for help on the way and said those 200 million additional doses would be available this summer >> but the brutal truth is it's going to take months before we get the majority of americans vaccinated months in the next few months masks, not vaccines, are the best defense against covid-19 >> senior administration officials say they plan to give
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states a three-week window into vaccine allotments as they try to map out dispersement. they describe the supply chain at present as somewhat fragile and said they're worried about disrupting it as they use the defense production act to seek more equipment with the u.s. administering 1 million shots a day critics have questioned whether the administration's goal of 100 million shots administered by mid-april is ambitious enough and yesterday biden appeared to raise the bar in suggesting they could do 150 million shots in that timeframe but today white house press secretary jen psaki tried to reset expectations. >> the president didn't actually say the new goal is. the president said i hope we can do even more than that and that is certainly, of course, his hope he is continuing to push our team to get as many americans vaccinated as quickly as possible that's why we set the bold goal of 1 h million shots in the arms of americans in 100 days to begin with >> and among the 1 million shots
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administered today, a familiar face, vice president kamala harris completed the moderna vaccine and said it was relatively painless. shep >> kayla, thanks. promising signs tonight from two drugs used to combat covid-19 one not only helps treat the virus but may actually protect people from ever getting the virus. this is from regeneron it announced its antibody cocktail reduced infections by roughly ly 50% the drug not yet authorized for preventative purposes but only to treat those who already have the virus. and this morning eli lilly announced its own antibody treatment can reduce covid hospitalizations and deaths by, get this, up to 70%. cnbc's meg tirrell now meg, these sound like they could make a huge difference. >> well potentially, shep. these are the first results we've seen on regeneron's
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antibody cocktail in a prevention setting remember, this was the drug used to treat president trump when he was diagnosed with covid it was on the market as an iv infusion regeneron formulated the drug to be given as a shot the way they tested it is with people who lived someone diagnosed with covid to see if they could keep others from getget ing sick it showed the drug prevented 100% of symptomatic infections and cut down the risk of transmission by half now, one way this drug could potentially be used i'm told is in a strategy known as ring vaccination, used effectively against ebola and smallpox the idea is to find contacts of someone with infection and provide them with protection so they don't catch the disease and continue to spread it. now, eli lilly also showed its antibody drug can prevent disease in a trial in nursing homes last week and today it said a combination of two antibodies showed promising results as a treatment but the drugs, despite their
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promise, haven't been widely adopted because they're difficult to administer in iv form and some experts worry they may not work as well against new variants, shep >> meg, you spoke with johnson & johnson executive today about their vaccine. what did you learn >> well, i did, so j & j is expecting results on its covid vaccine by early next week this is the one-shot vaccine, if it works and we learned today these results could tell us a lot not just about this vaccine but pfizer and moderna's potentially as well and that's because j & j ran this trial across three continents including in south africa and brazil where those concerning new variants have been identified. so, we may get important information about how vaccines designed around the original coronavirus strain work against these emerging ones, shep. >> meg tirrell, thank you. let's turn to dr. ashish
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jha. thank you. if that single dose from j & j is approved, what would that mean for the rollout how fast could it make an impact >> yeah, so, shep, thanks for having me on obviously, a single dose would help a lot i think one of the questions that's less clear is how much stock of the j & j vaccine do we have there's some reports it's not gone as well, production has not gone as well either way, look, one dose as a vaccine is so much easier to administer, obviously only have to give half as many doses to cover the same number of people. i just think it would be a really good piece of news for this effort. >> the president is promising to vaccinate 300 million people by early fall so at what point can the states start making decisions about opening up businesses and economies? >> yeah, i think that's going to have to be driven by how things are doing with infections. my relatively optimistic view is we don't have to wait until the end of the summer or beginning
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of the summer. that by late spring if enough people have been vaccinated, you're going to start seeing case numbers really come down a lot. that will allow us to start opening up the economy a lot more so we don't have to wait and we just have to make sure the infections -- the high levels of infection we have right now, that that gets better, but i suspect that will in the next couple of months >> we've all been reading this new release from the cdc, a study today showing that with the correct precautions in place, masks and social di distancing and all the rest, that covid spread in schools is very low we've heard it again and again is it time for careful, widespread opening of schools across the country >> yeah, shep, absolutely. you said the magical words you know, we've had this sort of almost at times what feels like a comical debate where one side says just open up everything, don't worry about it at all, the other side says, schools can't be made safe at all. what this cdc report does really based on all of this careful data we have is if we do smart
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things, we get kids and adults to wear masks, if we have a reasonable amount of ventilation, we can open up schools safely and they will not be sources of infection for people who are there adults or kids so we clearly can do it, but we've got to do it with those measures in place. >> man, it would be crucial because kids are missing out on so much. what do you say to those teachers, maybe ones who have comorbidities or live with elderly parents? what do you say to them and about their fears? >> completely understand the fears. i think what i would say to the teachers is we know how to make schools safer. we know how to do this in a way that does not put them at risk i don't think any of us feel like we should be getting kids back to school if it's putting teachers' lives at risk. i think we can do it without there are additional things we can do on top of this. putting in some testing and making sure that, you know, that we have good follow-up for any kind of positive tests, et cetera there are things that school districts are doing to add an
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extra level of confidence. i think that's a critical part of getting kids and teachers back to school >> get them back dr. jha, thank you so much appreciate your time excuse me. the united states, of course, isn't the only place dealing with vaccine shortages listen to what's going on in the european union they're arguing with vaccine makers over delivery delays. now, this started last week when astrazeneca informed leaders in the eu that it would reduce its vaccine supply by 60%. even pfizer warned of a temporary reduction of doses european leaders say the drugmakers must honor their commitments. >> europe invested billions to help develop the world's first covid-19 vaccines. to create a truly global common good and now the companies must deliver. >> well, here's where the european union's rollout stands. according to recent data, more than 9 million people there have
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gotten 1 shot. by contrast, people in the united states have gotten more than twice that many senator patrick leahy who's set to preside over the impeachment trial of the former president taken to the hospital late this afternoon. according to leahy's spokesman the 80-year-old president pro tem of the senate was in his capitol hill office and not feeling well the attending physician examined him then recommended leahy be taken to the hospital, quoting now, out of an abundance of caution, unquote senator leahy is said to be under observation there tonight. admitted information is still coming in we'll have more on his condition coming up just a few minutes from now. president biden signed four executive actions today aimed at tackling racial inequality the first advances fair housing laws the administration says policies like redlining or mortgage discrimination have caused wealth inequality that lasts for generations. next, ending federal contracts
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with private prisons the president says that will reduce mass incarceration caused by private companies profiting off prisoners and putting them in more dangerous conditions also, helping native american tribes by consulting with their governments and making sure they get help from fema to fight covid-19 and finally, addressing racism toward asian-americans which the administration says intensified during the coronavirus pandemic. the white house says the order will eliminate anti-asian bias in covid policy and help prevent hate crimes. a federal judge in texas has temporarily blocked president biden's 100-day deportation ban. it's the first major blow to the president's immigration agenda the judge is a man named drew tipton he's an appointee of the former president. he issued a restraining order that blocks the policy nationwide for two weeks the current immigration law states that people with final
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order of removal from the united states must be deported within 90 days. judge tipton argues that the 100-day pause would violate that law. the biden administration expected to appeal the ruling. climate change the white house launching a big plan to fight it it comes as people across the country are experiencing weather extremes >> the fire chief says that they had only minutes of notice for people to get to safety. >> a deadly tornado in alabama winter weather warnings coast to coast. al roker live tonight on the record snowfall. and the science behind the climate changes. vaccine extremes demand high. supply low tonight, the lengths some people are going to jump the line and vaccine distribution gets a big boost from big tech the companies stepping up, changing the game and reaching
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underserved communities. e uthe facts
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weather alert now. a deadly tornado ripped through a town in alabama. happened last night in fultondale a suburb north of birmingham a county police chief says a 14-year-old died after a tree slammed into his home. the boy, he says, trapped in the basement at least 30 people hurt. some of them seriously a mother told nbc news she's relieved her son survived after the storm destroyed his home >> i was devastated and all i was praying that he was alive, you know i just kept, you know, just calling his name and they told me they had found him, he was alive. i was just -- oh, i was so happy. >> the drone video captured the destruction left by the twister. it shows damaged homes, toppled
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trees and overturned cars. the county emergency management agency urged people to just stay out of the area. rescue crews still searching through the rubble to find survivors. along with dangerous tornadoes, nearly 50 million americans are facing winter weather warnings from coast to coast. al roker's with us now al, what are you tracking? >> well, right now, shep, we got problems on both coasts. as you look at the radar, you can see the one system now exiting out and that is bringing snow to parts of new england and we've also got some stronger storms along the southeastern atlantic coast a very powerful storm is coming onshore in the west. the way it's looking right now this storm system will be pushing in bringing heavy rain and snow from the pacific northwest all the way into northern california. now, if my producer can advance the graphics because they don't seem to be working for me, the strongest storm right now in years moving inland with blizzard warnings in the sierra,
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nevada, mountains the way it's looking right now. this system will continue to bring in heavy rain for the california coast tomorrow, blooding bloo i flooding and debris flows possible where we had burn scars. as we move into thursday we're going to watch the storm slowing down as it tracks inland rain and snow persisting over much of california this is a very, very powerful storm. bringing rainfall from 3 to 5 inches some areas could pick up to 7 inches, shep, before this is all over on thursday and then as we move into the snow pack, we're talking whiteout conditions in the sierra, nevada, where we could see some places in the upper elevations picking up 7 feet of snow, shep >> that is incredible, al. you know, the biden administration is planning a slew of new executive actions to combat climate change. what does this latest data tell us about climate change and rising temperatures? how bad is it? >> well, i got to tell you,
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these changes, these executive orders and actions, are coming none too soon. last year, 2020, was, in fact, the second hottest year behind 2016 i mean, that's very hot. this is we're talking the entire planet the ten hottest years on record, the last seven have been the hottest seven years on record which is really incredible and even more importantly, these greenhouse gases, in 2020 because of the pandemic, they fell 10% but they one-year drop isn't enough to stop global warming. we would need an 8% drop every year for at least the next ten years to really mean -- take meaningful effect. tomorrow the president will issue a presidential memorandum which will elevate climate change to a national security priority why? well, take a look atthis map it shows warming at military sites. the greatest warming is out in
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the west and these are the sites that are most prone to climate change so, especially if you notice a lot of them are along the coastlines in fact, a 2017 department of defense study showed that climate change is the greatest threat to homeland security. so, this is coming right at the right time, shep >> al, can't thank you enough. you know, climate change front and center of president biden's agenda as al mentioned, just hours after being sworn in the president signed an executive order to rejoin the paris climate accord and bring the united states back into the pact of nearly 200 nations. his plan to combat global warming will not end there as al said, president biden is expected to sign this executive action to make climate change a national security priority so what exactly does that mean what does that do? c cnbc's ylan mui now with us. ylan >> shep, making that a priority
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means some major policy changes. another one of biden's first actions after taking office was to halt all new oil and gas leases on federal lands for 60 days tomorrow we're told he'll extend that moratorium. it's just one more way the biden is trying to reverse the trump administration which oversaw a dramatic increase in domestic drilling and production before the pandemic that was a centerpiece of trump's america-first jaagenda currently, there are about 26 million acres of federal land under lease to private oil and gas developers about half of that actually produces anything. but in just one year it generated more than $3 billion in federal royalties, rental payments and bids. now under biden's order, existing leases are likely to continue new ones would be banned but already the energy industry is up in arms. they're warning that more than a million jobs could be at risk if this moratorium is made permanent. but the biden administration sees this action along with the
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flurry of executive orders that we're expecting to come tomorrow, as crucial to not just combatting climate change but also to transitioning to the economy of the future. during the campaign, biden had outlined a $2 trillion climate plan that included investments in infrastructure, autos, sustainable agriculture, along with solar, wind and electric vehicles that could form the backbone of the broader economic recovery plan that biden said he will unveil next month. >> ylan, thanks so much. the president also spoke with the russian president vladimir putin today the white house says it's the first phone call between the two leaders since mr. biden took office and that the presidents agreed to work to extend the new strategic arms reduction treaty or new s.t.a.r.t the last major arm controls pact between the two biggest nuclear powers in the world and set to expire next week the white house says mr. biden pressed putin on three topics. election interference, the recent cyber attacks on u.s. government agencies, and the
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poisoning of the russian opposition leader alexei navalny. protests broke out across russia over the weekend after police there arrested navalny last week the kremlin described today's call as businesslike and frank protesters take on police against covid lockdown measures. and a viral video about who owns a palace sparking controversy as we go round the world in 80 seconds. russia, president vladimir putin denies that he owns this lavish palace on the black sea. russian opposition leader alexei nav navalny's investigative team posted an expose, saying it was built by putin through an elaborate corruption scheme. navalny's video has seen more than 42 million views. putin fired back, accused his opponents of trying to brainwash our people with this
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information. israel, police confronting ultra orthodox jews protesting covid lockdowns. you can see authorities using water cannons to clear the crowds and dragging protesters off the streets. experts say people in the country's ultra orthodox community are not following safety regulations and that has been one of the major factors in the spread of the virus there. they account for more than one-third of the country's covid cases despite making up only about 10% of the population. china, scientists in hong kong say they're hoping to mass produce this robot into an army of medical caregivers by the end of the year. >> robotics, one of the first employed in the world. >> sophia's creators say they're creating more health care functions for her including taking temperatures using small thermal camera on her chest. some cybernetic social distancing, our trip around the world in 80 seconds. everybody needs a sophia. the pandemic hitting a lot
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of people so hard sending them to food banks, evicting them from homes, costing so many jobs, but the richest people in all the world are rolling. and guess who's going to recover faster plus, the second impeachment of the now-former president moving forward, but is it allowed under the constitution now that he's no longer president. today, 45 republicans said no. we'll ask a former top justice dertntawr.
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the rich are getting richer. the global pandemic widening the wealth gap around the world. that's in new data from the national -- i should say international humanitarian group, oxfam it took nine months for the 1,000 wealthiest to recoup their financial losses caused by the virus. tez la's elon musk, amazon's jeff bezos, saw their fortunes grow the most. bezos could have paid all amazon employees $100,000 bonus back in september and still be just as wealthy as he was before the pandemic struck. this stands in sharp contrast, of course, to the world's poorest. the report found that the recovery for those living in poverty could take more than a decade almost every country is expected to see an increase in inequality because of the pandemic. oxfam is calling on governments to step in to try to close that gap working from home seems to be working for microsoft
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and that's what's topping cnbc's "on the money. the company blew away expectations in its second-quarter earnings report microsoft hit $40 billion in quarterly sales for the first time as its cloud and personal computing businesses accelerated. microsoft also makes a $15 billion profit shares soared as much as 6% in extended trading. pepsi betting on your taste buds the average -- i should say beverage maker, announcing today it's teaming up with beyond meat to look to develop plant-based snacks and drinks. the deal allows pepsi to deepen its investment in the plant-based food world while beyond meat can take add van sta advantage of pepsi's marketing expertise. shares jumped 31% in morning trading. there are currently no black women loeading any fortune 5 h companies. that's about to change
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sources telling krnscnbc walgres is expected to name roz brewer as its new ceo sh brewer currently the chief operating officer at starbucks the coffee chain announced today that she would be stepping down at the end of next month on wall street all three major indices are lower. the dow down 23. s&p down six the nasdaq down ten. i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news all 100 u.s. senators sworn in today to act as judge and jury in the second impeachment trial of the former president. charging him with incitement of insurrection in the riots at the capitol three weeks ago. senator patrick leahy who as we reported earlier was taken to
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the hospital tonight after not feeling well is set to preside over the trial instead of the chief justice john roberts because the former president is, well, the former president that's just one of the objections from republicans. they say senator leahy, who voted last impeachment to convict the former president, can't be an objective judge. kentucky senator rand paul today called for a vote on whether impeachment of a former president is even constitutional >> private citizens don't get impeached. impeachment is for removal from office and the accused here has already left office. >> the vote is a telling preview of what's to come in the trial only 55 senators voted that the trial is constitutional. the senate needs 67 votes to convict the former president george washington university law professor jonathan turley on the hill today with gop lawmakers banging that idea. in an op-ped he called the trial, "at odds with the
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language of the constitution which expressly states that removal of a president is the primary purpose of such a trial. tom dupree now, deputy assistant attorney general under president george w. bush tom, thank you what do you make of turley's argument is the trial at odds with the constitution >> well, shep, i think professor turley is wrong, to put it gently he is correct that a purpose of impeachment is removal of a president, but it's not the only purpose. another possible purpose is disqualification from holding future office. and that's what the senate would be looking to do here. look, the constitution doesn't say directly one way or the other whether you can proceed by way of impeachment against a former official. the majority of constitutional scholars and experts think it is permissible. it's been done before in our nation's history and if you allowed an official to evade the disqualifications sanctions by resigning on the eve of his trial, it would be a ve very easy way to circumvent this remedy that the founders put in
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our constitution. >> yeah. as we mentioned, there was a vote today on constitutionality. is that the last word, or can the courts weigh in? what happens >> i think it would be very unlikely to see the courts weigh in the supreme court actually engaged a very similar question some years ago and they basically said the constitution gives the senate the sole power of impeachment and sole means sole. so there really isn't much room for the courts to jump in and supervise how the senate carries it out so i think in this case it's a situation where the last word belongs to the united states senator. >> what about the matter of patrick leahy? a democrat, obviously, to prop preside over the trial instead of the chief justice does that hurt the democrats' argument for impeachment >> constitutionally, i think it's permissible constitution says the chief justice prezids over the trial of a president, meaning a sitting president. i think it's permissible for senator leahy to reside. that said, i think optically, if probably hurts the democrats
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one line of attack we're already seeing from the republicans is that this is a partisan process. and if you have senator leahy presiding instead of a neutral justice of the united states supreme court, i think that will strengthen arguments that this is a partisan process, rather than an objective trial. >> tom dupree, can't thank you enough appreciate your time and expe expertise. senate leaders chuck schumer and mitch mcconnell finally breaking a standoff that really paralyzed the senate over the fate of the filibuster the minority leader mcconnell refused to negotiate a power-sharing agreement with the majority leader schumer because he wanted democrats to promise to preserve the filibuster so that republicans can use it to block legislation but late last night leader mcconnell said he felt assured after the democratic senators joe manchin and kyrsten sinema said they would not get rid of it because even though that technically leaves the door open for democrats to kill the filibuster, they probably don't
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have the votes to do it. what strategy can they use well, reconciliation that is a tool that would let democrats pass president biden's coronavirus relief package with a simple majority and without gop support. nbc's sahil kapor now. how would reconciliation work with the relief bill, specifically >> the short answer is the budget committee would have to pass a reconciliation instruction. basically a piece of legislation that instructs the committees to approve a reconciliation bill and the key thing to know here is that only items related to taxation and spending can qualify under reconciliation, which, of course, bypasses the 60-vote threshold in the senate, so things like $1,400 payments direct to americans could be included in that other covid relief measures including aid to state and local governments, potentially plus-ups on health care subsidies, could be included but a separate matter including things like immigration reform,
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gun control, or even a minimum wage hike, that democrats want to do are considered more regulatory in nature and would be very difficult to do via reconciliation >> on a separate matter, sahil, we reported earlier that senator leahy was taken to the hospital. i understand you've been doing some reporting on that any update on his condition? >> we don't have an update on his condition, but we have heard from his close colleague, senator dick durbin, the number-two democrat, who said he was admitted to the hospital out of -- dick durbin expects leahy to be back in the senate tomorrow it's a significant development because leahy is not only third in line to the presidency, he is presiding over his impeachment trial of former president trump as we speak. so we're waiting to hear more on his condition, shep. >> and we'll have those updates as we get them and i understand you have new reporting tonight or did have new reporting on the future of republican senator who may be call it quits. what can you tell us about that? >> i spoke to senator ron
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johnson of wisconsin a few hours ago. he has not decide the whether he's going to run for re-election in 2022 when his seat it up now, ron johnson is completing his second term. he previously pledged to only serve two terms. he told me he's revisiting that pledge and might consider running for a third term because in his view circumstances have changed and he views his seat as important to be held in republican hands as a firewall, his word, not mine, against democratic control he said he's probably not going to decide for another few months he seems to be in no rush to make that decision this seat, shep, obviously going to be a big, big flashpoint in the 2022 midterm election. wisconsin is one of the most closely divided states in the country and in the battle for senate majority, all eyes are going to be on wisconsin >> sahil, they certainly will be appreciate your time tonight thank you. vaccines now everybody needs one. and some are going to great lengths to get one driving hundreds of miles. waiting out in the cold.
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than five minutes with intuit quickbooks. zbl the vaccine rollout described by some as a sort of "hunger games" with people going to extr-letreme lengths to get a dose one woman in minnesota drove nearly 300 miles to the only available appointment she could find others have been lining up in the cold overnight waiting for their chances to get their shots. and then there are the others who are trying to buy their way to the front of a line here's cnbc's scott cone. >> reporter: lines at mass vaccination centers like this one in l.a. is supposed to represent equity, a foreign concept in a place like l.a. >> people are offering anything to get a shot when they have the means. >> reporter: bthis beverly hills doctor said he'd never accept a bribe for a vaccination even if
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he had sackvaccine to give whice doesn't. that he says is part of the problem. >> people are told vaccines are the only way out of it i don't see why they're so shocked they would like to get that vaccine from their doctor. >> reporter: so some are trying to skip the lines and twist the odds in their favor. like a former canadian gaming executive accused of chartering a private plane to a tiny town and posing as a local resident to get vaccinations for himself and his wife in central florida the polk county paramedic of the year is under arrest for allegedly helping a captain steal three doses of the moderna vaccine. >> why they did what they did is just absolutely beyond us. >> reporter: back in beverly hills, the nation is handling the vaccinations all wrong, he says. >> if the government gave these vaccines to the 200,000 primary care doctors in the country, i could do 50, 100 vaccines in 1 day, you multiply that times 200,000 primary care, we could give out 20 million vaccines a day and we know who deserves the
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vaccine. >> by that, he means he knows which of his patients have risk factors. like disease or age. and especially in a place like beverly hills he says doctors are used to resisting pressure from the rich and entitled for special treatment. he says in the race for equity, the system is pretty much ensuring the opposite. shep >> scott, thank you. it will take a village to get the whole country vaccinated already, private companies are working hand in hand with the government to roll it out. and now more help is on the way from amazon and google here's cnbc's bertha coombs. >> reporter: amazon's meeting center in downtown seattle became a vaccine clinic sunday more than 2,000 area seniors lining up and rolling up their sleeves to get the pfizer shot from local clinicians. >> i love the fact that they're doing this hope other big companies kind of catch on. >> reporter: the clinic came together in just four days after
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washington state launched a public/private partnership with amazon and other seattle firms including starbucks and microsoft to speed up the vaccination rollout. >> it's really important if we want to accelerate the vaccination rate in our communities, in our larger state, we really need large business like amazon to be partnering with health care organizations. >> reporter: in silicon valley google ceo also pledging google facilities for clinics and announcing $150 million in funding to promote vaccine education and equitable access including grants for organizations working in communities of color where vaccination rates lag. in mississippi blacks make up 38% of covid cases more than 40% of deaths. just 15% of those vaccinated similarly in texas, hispanics make up 40% of cases nearly 50% of deaths
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and, again, just 15% of vaccinations basketball great kareem abdul-jabbar says more work needs to be done building trust. >> in order to do that, you know, the more people who can get onboard with promoting vaccinations will definitely help change that and put that in a positive light >> a lot of people are trying to do that. it's not clear whether vaccine hesitancy is leading to low vaccine enrollment rates in communities of color or technology is posing a barrier with online signups. but, shep, these early stats are raising concerns and have a lot of people focused on this issue. >> appreciate it marking ing one year since a death that shocked a world to begin a cnbc trip "coast to coast. california california, today marks one year since the helicopter crash that killed kobe bryant, his daughter and seven others.
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fans, celebrities and admirers around the world paying tribute. this morning kobe's wife vanessa posted on instagram, i will never understand why, how this tragedy could have happened to such beautiful, kind, amazing human beings i love you the national transportation safety board expected to release its final report on the crash next month. utah, a wild crash near salt lake city. dash cam video shows a pickup truck spinning and hitting thi subaru, both then go right over the edge of a canyon officials say one person was hospitalized, three others with minor injuries. virginia, speculation over the robert e. lee statue in richmond, crews installed fencing yesterday around the monument now people are wondering if it's going to be taken down there's a lawsuit pending in the state's supreme court over the matter the city removed most of the confederate statutes along monument avenue. this one is on state property, reconciling the past with the
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present, on a cnbc trip coast to coast. a memorial service today to honor the legendary baseball slugger hank aaron he died on friday of natural causes at age 86 in his honor, the atlanta braves established the henry louis aaron fund it is to work to improve diversity on the field and in front offices across baseball. the braves donating a million dollars to that fund major league baseball and the players association adding another million between them hank aaron's funeral is tomorrow in atlanta. twitter is fact checking its users with its users the social media company announcing a new plan to regulate content and just about anybody can sign up to be judge and jury. plus, social media playing a role in tracking down people involved in the riot on capitol hill and thanks to screen shots and friends and family, even deleting those accounts isn't protecting anybody
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zbl twitter has permanently banned mike lindell, the ceo of my pillow. the twitter take false action against the account after he made the false claim the former president won the 2020 election. a spokesperson for twitter said lindell repeatedly violated their civil integrity policy it's unclear which of his posts led twitter to pull the plug. it's launching a new program to combat misinformation twitter reports it's relying on users to flag misleading tweets. it's a problem with which the platform has struggled mightily. in the two weeks leading up to the election it flagged about 300,000 tweets for potentially misleading content the latest program called bird watch is more power in the hands of the users really the answer julia boorstin is here how is this going to work? >> well, shep, it's kind of like
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wikipedia. users will be able to write notes on posts to write context and clarity, and debunk misleading information here's what the new system will look like. a drop down menu will appear where users can answer why the tweet is misleading, and judge whether it is little harm or considerable harm. users can explain why the tweet is problematic twitter will attach the notes to tweets users can click to learn more. bird watch is starting off as a pilot project. it's a thousand users who must have a verified e-mail number and no violation of twitter policy thes past year the vip of product, we know this might be messy, but we believe this is a model worth trying we invite you to learn alongside as we explore different ways of addressing a common problem. twitter's approach stands in stark contrast to facebook's it has partnered with
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journalistic organizations for third party fact checking and it has created a separate oversight board of experts to handle controversial content decisions. this move of twitter's is drawing criticism on twitter from republican members of congress who have long accused twitter of bias. representative ken buck saying crowd source censorship, what could go wrong representative dan bishop, twitter turns libs into armies of sensors feeling very 1984, and twitter is watching to see what actually does work and it will make changes accordingly. shep. >> julia, thank you. the fbi reports social media has been helping agents track down the suspects who stormed the capitol. so far 150 people have been arrested investigators say some of the rioters bragged about their actions online, even some deleted their accounts were still caught because
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investigators say family and friends had taken screen shots and sent them in the fbi reports it has 200,000 photo and video tips related to that assault. you know, there are houses and there are mansions and then there's villa, one of the most expensive homes in all the world. it's up for auction now. we'll tour the 13 bedroom 25 bath estate next. and the tonight show host jimmy fallon braving the mess of steve kornacki's office. the act of kindness he might have regretted once he started diving into that casa de khaki
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a megamansion in l.a. hits the auction block today. it's about eight times the size of the average american home and nearly 600 times the price
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listed last year for 160 million bucks, now it could become the most expensive home ever sold at auction. cnbc's robert frank takes us inside. >> this 20,000 square foot mega mansion sitting on more than 9 acres in beverly hills is the over the top european theme continues inside with arched door waist, marble floors, and 21 rooms >> the home itself took five years to build it's truly one of a kind it cannot replicated. >> the main house and all three guest homes include 13 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms and 10 fireplaces plus, a resort sized swimming pool, tennis court, and a parking courtyard for 30 cars. it will sell to the highest bidder no matter what the sale price. >> this auction has no reserve what that means is that when bidders register, they register
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with their starting bid. >> the home's billionaire owner steven hazi who immigrated from hungary to new york is the executive chairman of jet leasing company air lease. forbes estimates his net worth at $4 billion. bidders can place their bids by phone or online until february 2nd. for the news, i'm robert frank well, everybody's favorite stat man getting an office overhaul the tonight show host jimmy fallon paying a visit to the notoriously messy office of steve kornacki and doing his best to straighten things up. >> you have a clothing rack. ties should go on the rack clothes go to the rack i'm literally making the room cleaner by throwing things you don't want to know what's under there. i don't want to pull it down because i think the whole thing is going to come down. there's scotch tape on his air conditioner. this kind of looks important
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really, honestly, i don't know i have no idea you're welcome, steve. >> later that day, kornacki returned to discover the makeover >> is somebody there >> oh, there's a note. dear steve, i thought 2020 was a dumpster fire, but then i saw your office. just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you here's to more fun in 2021 love jimmy fallon, the marie condo of late night. ps, learn how to tie your ties thank you, this is long overknew -- overdue i appreciate it. it will probably last a day or two. but it looks great now. >> fallon said he wanted to find a way to thank kornacki for all his hard work during election
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season. all but five republican senators voted to dismiss the former senator's impeachment trial even before it starts. it's a sign of just how much support the former president still has within the gop. the biden administration is working to buy another 200 million covid vaccine doses. with the additional shots, the president says the u.s. will have enough vaccine to vaccinate every american by the end of the summer. and tomorrow, president biden to announce a series of executive actions to combat climate change, including designate it a national security priority and now you know the news of this tuesday, january 26, 2021 i'm shepard smith, follow us on twitter @thenewsoncnbc >> man: what's my safelite story? i spend a lot of time in my truck. it's my livelihood. ♪ rock music ♪ >> man: so i'm not taking any chances when something happens to it. so when my windshield cracked...
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