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belongs right now as far as i'm concerned.d, this guy is a generational bad guy. i often think if you were to ask him, he would probably rather have a rival put a bullet in his head than to be sitting where he is now and that part makes me feel good the most rain ever recorded in one west coast city and a monster storm headed to the northeast right now. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc new search warrants released in the investigation of alec baldwin's on-set shooting. fresh details emerging about the moments before and after he pulled the trigger. >> basically, the whole -- exposed to the weather on the inside. >> extreme rain, mudslides, and punishing winds. record-breaking weather turning
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deadly along the west coast as another massive storm heads east facebook at war with itself. thousands of internal documents leaked the algorithms pushing users to the extreme, and the employees ringing the alarm. the search for a missing boy comes to a tragic end. the unanswered questions and the charges being brought against his mother. >> make sure we do everything in our power to make sure we can get justice for this little boy. >> new covid rules for international travelers. one of the world's most wanted drug lords, arrested and russian hackers strike, again. >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. we have new details tonight from the investigation of the shooting death on a movie set. the assistant director who gave alec baldwin the loaded prop gun was fired from the set of a different movie, just two years
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ago after a prop gun there discharged and hurt a crew member that's according to a producer from that movie. we are now, also, getting dramatic firsthand accounts from the film crew who witnessed alec baldwin's prop gun kill a cinematographer. among the eyewitnesses, director joel souza who was standing right behind the cinemaitographe we're told and was wounded in the shoulder according to a newly released affidavit, souza told investigators that baldwin was sitting in a church pew rehearsing a skencene for the western film "rust." in the scene, he draws his revolver across his body and points it at the camera. souza says he was looking over the cinematographer halyna hutchins' shoulder, when he suddenly heard what sounded like a whip, and then a loud pop. souza says hutchins complained about her stomach, grabbed her midsection, then stumbled backwards. a cameraman told investigators hutchins said she couldn't feel her legs in a facebook post, the film's
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chief electrician says he was holding hutchins in his arms while she was dying. her blood on his hands right before the shooting, eyewitnesses say that the film's assistant director shouted cold gun, as he handed that prop gun to baldwin that was to indicate it was safe and harmless here is cnbc's valerie castro. >> we need an ambulance out at bonanza creek ranch right now. we have got two people shot on a movie set accidentally. >> reporter: in the chaotic moments after director of photography, halyna hutchins, and director joel souza were shot on the set of "rust." as she remained on the line with emergency dispatchers. >> ad yelled at me at lunch asking about revisions this [ bleep ] -- he's supposed to check the guns. he is responsible. >> margaret gull, a prop maker who has worked with halls in the
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past, says she recalls unsafe working conditions under his leadership on the set of a previous film. >> he did not have any care whatsoever to those conditions in any of our experiences. and especially, not in my experiences. >> reporter: the other person on set responsible for handling a firearm would be the armorer in this case, 24-year-old hanna gutierrez reid who recently spoke about her work on a podcast. >> by all means, i'm still learning i think loading blanks was like the scariest thing to me because i was like, oh, i don't know anything about it. >> reporter: the accident was preceded by complaints on set over safety concerns sources tell nbc news several members of the crew had walked off the set just hours earlier and the prop gun used in the fatal shooting had misfired on set, before. the production company for the film said in a statement friday, it was not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set >> david halls has not responded
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to requests for comment from nbc about past allegations of an unsafe workplace hanna gutierrez reid has also not responded to requests for comment. a court document released fod details the inventory of items taken from the scene by investigators after the shooting including several handguns, ammunition, and spent shell casings. the incident has lawmakers calling for bans on live ammunition and firearms capable of shooting live ammo for movie sets and productions shep. >> valerie castro, thank you. jeff coric now, trial lawyer specializing in personal injury cases. jeff, thanks you've represented parties involved in accidents on film sets before. how do you see this playing out for alec baldwin and the others involved >> well, shep, first, i want to thank you for having me on this evening. but i also want to offer my condolences to the family of halyna hutchins, her husband, and 9-year-old son it's a tragedy and even more so because it didn't have to happen and to answer your question, the
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lawsuit as i see it, civil lawsuit, is going to be directed at essentially five or six persons or entities. the first -- and again, with all empathy towards joel souza, the director, he may be very well named as kind of the captain of the ship or the director hanna gutierrez reid, for certain, this 24-year-old relatively new to the movie scene in terms of being an armorer. david halls, which you have already spoken about, for certain as the assistant director with which others have had problem. alec baldwin, in both his role as the actor and alec baldwin from reports that he was perhaps a co-direct -- co-producer of the film and then, of course, "rust's" movie production's llc, which will have a responsibility again in kind of their overall capacity of running this film. >> hey, is baldwin in -- in -- in more jeopardy because he is a producer in addition to acting in it or no? >> i think that baldwin's role -- and look, let's not mix up criminal and civil.
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so, on the criminal aspect, you know, the worst thing a prosecutor -- prosecutor can do is try to make a criminal case out of a civil case. in terms of his role as a producer, certainly, those are executive decisions made about who to hire. whether david halls was a negligent hiring -- you know, walking around and should not have been hired for this film based on his previous conduct and all you need was some due diligence in that regard and you would have some answers. >> jeff coric, thank you new right now. police are investigating a deadly mall shooting in idaho. at least two reported dead, six injured, including an officer. it happened at the boise town square shopping mall police say a suspect is now in custody. one witness describing hearing several loud bangs, followed by a mass of people running for their lives. police now going store to store to make sure the mall is clear they haven't given any other details, yet still, developing. we will update you with anything
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we hear. the most powerful storm ever recorded off the west coast. that's from forecasters describing a so-called bomb cyclone that slammed into northern california and the pacific northwest with heavy rains, powerful winds, and some flash floods you'll see. just outside seattle, officials say two people died when a tree fell on their car. areas nearby reported more than 60-mile-an-hour winds. and this was the scene in fairfield, california, near san francisco. powerful storm turned streets into rivers. same story that nearby sacramento county. the area hadn't had a drop of rain since march 212 days without a drop, to be exact. but yesterday, sacramento got more rain than on any other day in the city's recorded history and take a look at this drone video. a massive landslide shut down highway 70 near tobin, california officials say the road may be closed for several days. but it's not all bad news.
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after more than three months of destruction, officials say the dixie fire is now 100% contained. now, another storm is threatening the northeast and mid-atlantic states after ripping through the midwest, triggering reports of tornados in missouri, illinois, and kansas nbc meteorologist, michelle grossman's with us now michelle, let's begin on the west coast where is that storm headed >> good news on the west coast we are starting to see things winding up but we had the strongest storm in that part of the pacific, ever. and you mentioned sacramento tahoe got over 40 inches of snow so let's take a look at radar because we are starting to see better conditions. we are still seeing rain falling in seattle, portland, down in parts of southern california even los angeles seeing some rain right now and as we zoom in a little closer, we are still seeing some heavy rain -- heavy snow falling in some parts over 40 inches as i mentioned in parts of tahoe. so we fno longer have any flash flood warnings, that's the good news wechlt still do have a
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flash flood threat that's where you see the green and in the higher elevations with that lingering rain that should linger into the early part of tuesday but the brunt of the storm was yesterday with san francisco seeing the wettest day in october but as this is winding down, we are starting to see that storm ramping up in the east. >> right, michelle and i guess, this is the first one of the season. how bad's it going to be on the east coast >> you know what, shep, it's just going to be a terrible commute in it's going to be pouring rain. it is going to be a nasty nor'easter another bomb scyclone. now, we are going to see one on the east so let's take a look at the setup here we have oh two systems that will come together. we have that low pressure to the west that's bringing severe weather to parts of ow nation. and then, we have that coastal low. they are going to join forces and they are going to bring a pretty nasty day to parts of the mid-atlantic, parts of the northeast. so we do have a severe weather threat that's for tonight. a lot of rumble as we go throughout the tonight 16 million at risk wind gusts, that is going to be your biggest threat along with hail but we could see a few tornados as well so you want to be weather aware, listen to
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local officials. a flood threat that's going to be a big one tomorrow 31 million included in this flood threat where you see the green, that's where we are going to see heavy, heavy rain and we could see flash flooding as well. >> michelle grossman, thank you. president biden heading into a critical make-or-break week to rescue his legislative agenda. the president touted his plans on infrastructure and social spending in new jersey today saying investments will ensure america's competitiveness in the world. >> these bills are not about left versus right or moderate versus progressive or anything that pits an -- one american against another. these bills are about competitiveness, versus complacency. >> meanwhile on capitol hill, movement toward the finish line. cnbc has learned speaker nancy pelosi is aiming to hold a vote on the infrastructure bill on wednesday and senator joe manchin says democrats should be able to reach a framework agreement for president biden's social spending bill this week democrats are scrambling to secure some kind of victory before president biden leaves on
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thursday for rome. on that trip, he is set to meet with the pope and face world leaders at a g20 summit talking climate there. another deadline, transportation funding. it's set to be renewed in the infrastructure bill, but it expires at the end of this week. ylan mui picks it up from here ylan, what's come with the negotiations >> shep, the sentiment i am hearing from democrats on capitol hill is that they just want to get this done, already senate majority leader chuck schumer told reporters that talks have come down to a handful of issues. >> progress of last week illustrated if we stick together, work towards finding that legislative sweet spot, then we can get big things done for the american people. >> but the sticking points are still pretty big, too. clean energy is one of them. how to handle sin entives for utilities to go green. paid family leave still up in the air. the white house agreed to go down from 12 weeks to four but
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that might still be too long expanding medicare benefits. that's another as well as how to raise money to pay for all of these programs. democrats are considering a new tax on billionaires. it would only affect about 1,000 people and it would kick in when their stocks or assets go up in value, even if it's just on paper and they don't actually have the money, yet republicans are calling this a hairbrain scheme but moderate democratic senator joe manchin, today, signalled support for finding ways to ensure the wealthy pay their fair share now, he still doesn't want the package to cost more than 1.5 trillion but even he was optimistic about the prospect of a deal. >> we are all working in good faith. i have been talking to everybody, you know, and -- and i think that we have got a good understanding of each other now better than we've ever had >> reporter: now, shep, this is the same position that democrats were in exactly one month ago and they are hoping history doesn't repeat itself. >> ylan, thank you a 5-year-old boy disappeared 11 days ago. authorities have been searching but now a grim discovery
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half from where elijah lived in mary mack, new hampshire police say social workers first reported him missing on october 14th three days later, police arrested elijah's mother and her boyfriend in new york. they have pleaded not guilty to witness tampering and child endangerment charges related to the case cnbc's perry russom is live in new hampshire for us with the latest on the investigation. perry? >> shep, investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how long elijah's body was in the woods, how he died, and if any more charges have to be filed. in all started for them about a week and a half ago, october 14th as you mentioned. that's when the state's division of children, youth, and families notified the police that the 5-year-old's body and the 5-year-old could not be found. on the 17th, his mother danielle and a man joseph staff were arrested in new york prosecutors say they each asked each other and other people to lie about the boy and where he was knowing that child protection services was trying to find elijah they both pleaded not guilty to
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their charges of witness tampering and child endangerment right now, they are being held without bail on saturday, search teams found a body in a shallow grave deep in the woods in abbington, massachusetts, about 40 minutes south of boston. and yesterday, investigators confirmed it was elijah. last night, there was a vigil here in new hampshire, in his hometown >> he didn't deserve what he got. we don't haveanswers, yet. >> we were told eli was placed in someone else's care um, so when the family and friends found out he wasn't, our main goal was to find out, well, who saw eli in these last six months because it wasn't us >> reporter: and that last woman you heard from just there, she told us that she was a friend of the boy's mother she said she hadn't seen elijah in about six months. a question for police going forward, shep, is how long elijah was missing exactly >> perry russom, live, marry mack, new hampshire. police in texas say they found three abandoned children
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in what they believe to be the skeleton of another child all in one apartment. now, the sheriff says investigators questioned and released their mother and her boyfriend. the harris county, texas, sheriff's office reports a 15-year-old boy called the department yesterday afternoon they say he told the dispatcher his 9-year-old brother had been dead in the room next to his for a year he also said their parents had not lived in that apartment in the houston area for months now. the sheriff jieb described the situation as horrific, and said he's never seen anything like it. >> it appears that they were caring, basically fending for each other, which is very sad. again, you know, we have a 15-year-old, a 10, and 7 and i think the older sibling was basically doing the best he could to -- to take care of the others. >> the sheriff says the kids were malnourished, but were somehow getting food child protective services released a statement saying the agency's seeking emergency custody today of all three boys.
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police in north port, florida, are finally explaining why they originally said they knew where brian laundrie was when they, later, admitted he was missing. an official telling the local news station, wink news, the cbs station, and confirming that report to nbc that they mixed up brian and his mom, roberta laundrie saying, and i am quoting, they're kind of built similarly. the mother and her son and new today, no cause of death yet for brian laundrie the results of the initial autopsy on his remains came back inconclusive the laundrie family attorney says brian's remains have been sent to an anthropologist for further evaluation the attorney gave no timeline for results. mold, bugs, and rats that's what dozens of outraged students at howard university say they found in their dorm rooms.
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look at these viral tiktoks. the students who recorded them say they show mold and water damage thought their dorms students have been protesting living conditions at the historically black university for nearly two weeks now howard university confirms to nbc news, more than 30 of those dorm rooms on campus do, in fact, have mold. last week, the university said they were working to address the concerns students say they are prepared to protest for the raemainder o the school year unless conditions improve russian hackers strike, again. that same group behind a massive government breach but this time the hack comes with a twist. and one of america's most wanted captured. why officials say this arrest is equal to the fall of pablo escobar. ♪ there are beautiful ideas that remain in the dark.
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to the russian government. in the solarwinds hack, those hackers were able to go undetected for almost a year they breached multiple federal agencies, including reportedly the pentagon cnbc senior washington correspondent, aeamon javers with the rest of this story. amman? >> yeah, shep, this is another supply chain hack and it is targeting resellers and other technology service providers that customize, deploy, and manage cloud services and other technologies on behalf of their customers. so, the idea here is that the russians hack into the suppliers and from there, they get into their large corporate and government clients but microsoft found there was a new twist on this one. >> they were attacking a new part of the supply chain the resellers who work to supply cloud services to their customers. so, we wanted to -- once we understood this -- we really wanted to alert that part of the supply chain to what we were seeing, and most importantly, what they could do to protect themselves and their customers
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>> now, microsoft says between july 1st and october 19th of this year, they informed 609 customers that they had been targeted 22,868 times by nobelium which is microsoft's name for this group which has been identified as the russian intelligence service. they have observed over the past couple of years, all of this coming now as bad news for the biden administration which has been talking about the apparent lull in russian ransomware hacking since the biden-putin summit in geneva back during the summer but a u.s. government official downplays findings today saying based on the details in microsoft's blog, the activities described were unsophisticated, password spray and fishing run of the mill operations for the purpose of surveillance that we already know are attempted every day by russia and, shep, in -- in reaction to just this kind of hacking and spying, the state department now is going to open a new cybersecurity bureau run by a
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new ambassador lars. "the wall street journal," which first reported that news, says the state department feels it needs the new office because we are now in a fundamentally new era in global affairs, shep. >> eamon javers, thank you colombia's most wanted drug lord could soon be on his way to the united states. state security forces say they arrested him on a jungle raid on saturday officials there say they plan to file an extradition petition today. antonio suga, better known as otoniel, is one of america's most wanted fugitives. he is accused of smuggling more than 160,000 pounds of cocaine into the united states between 2003 and 2014. the feds had a $5 million bounty on his head. colombia's president compared the arrest to the fall of pablo escobar. america is set to open back up to international travel next month. we just got new rules from the government plus, another big bet on
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the white house outlining new foreign travel rules before lifting restrictions in just two weeks. the bottom line, most people must be fully vaccinated but there are a few key exceptions children under 18 will not be required to show proof of vaccination, and unvaccinated travelers from countries with vaccination rates below 10% can enter the u.s. with a government letter administration officials say those travelers must have a compelling reason to come to the states, not just tourism all travellers, except kids under 2, will need to show proof of a negative-covid test unvaccinated travelers have to present a negative test within one day of actual travel while the vaccinated have a three-day window your next rental car experience electrified that's what's topping cnbc on the money. hertz placing an order for
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100,000 teslas that means you will now be able to rent a model 3 from hertz late-next year, and have access to its supercharger network. it's a deal worth $4.2 billion both companies closing in the green today with tesla above $1,000 a share no deal between paypal and pinterest, at least for now. paypal released a statement saying it is not pursuing an acquisition of pinterest at this time this comes after reports just last week that it was in talks to buy pinterest for as much as $45 billion. it would have been one of the biggest consumer internet takeovers in a decade. and michael jordan setting yet another record we reported here that his signed 19 84 nike air ship force aup for auction. well, they sold for almost $1.5 million that is the most ever for a pair of sneakers at auction they are from jordan's fifth game during his rookie season.
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on wall street, the dow up 64 s&p, up 22 nasdaq up 137. i'm shepard smith. on cnbc, it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news backlash over vaccine mandates protestors taking to the streets as business leaders make a request to the white house covid long-haul. top doctors revealing troubling, new details on the lasting impact from the disease. and crisis within facebook thousands of new documents fueling the fire engulfing the company. outlets publishing article, after article after sifting through what's being called the facebook papers. their internal documents that detail issues that reach every corner of facebook 's operation. they expose internal anger over the company's policies, its problems with misinformation, and the violence it's accused of
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fanning in other countries the facebook ceo, mark zuckerberg, is is defiant in the company's quarterly earnings call today >> good-faith criticism helps us get better but my view is that what we are seeing is a coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company. >> but some of the facts exposed by the documents are very hard to argue against "the new york times," for example, reports facebook's core mechanisms let misinformation and hate speech flourish essential features, such as the share and like buttons documents, also, show facebook would sort countries into tiers to decide which needed extra protection from hate speech. some that didn't need that protection ethiopia which is in the middle of a bloody civil war and myanmar which has faced genocide and violence and all of it, causing anguish among facebook's own employees workers posting pleas to the
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company on message boards saying, we should do better. and history will not judge us kindly here's nbc's jake ward >> reporter: facebook's internal research shows that, for years, the company has studied practically every social ill that plagues its platform. from human trafficking to threats of violence. and facebook appears to be at war with itself as to what should be done as some of its researchers loudly sound the alarm >> they are making dramatic recommendations about changes to the company. but it doesn't seem as if the company has changed. why is that? >> we do listen to the researchers. and first, the fundamental question is why would you have a research team in the first place? we have those researchers. we have built a team now of more than 1,000 individuals, most of them with ph.d.s, who work on researching the experience that people have around our products and our different features for only one reason, and that's to
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make those products and features better >> reporter: but researchers post internal messages with titles like does facebook reward outrage? carole's journey to qanon and we are responsible for viral content. one study found when we post misinformation, it's more likely to be shared and that can lead to real-world harm another study found that for some politicians and news outlets, facebook's sharing system is leading them to post more divisive and sensationalist content. and the specifics of what some researchers say internally doesn't always match up with the image the company has projected. >> we have gone from proactively identifying and taking down about 20% of the hate speech on the service to, now, we are proactively identifying i think it's about 94% of the hate speech that we end up taking down >> reporter: according to facebook studies, less than 5% is acted upon. vic rt says those are separate metrics and the company's getting steadily better at spotting and removing hate speech.
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>> is facebook irredeemable by its nature >> just like you will never stop abuse in the offline world, and you will never stop abuse in the online world, you can get better at detecting it and preventing it and curbing it. >> reporter: shep, it's important to remember that these are not outside academics or journalists making these criticisms these are insiders with the data at their disposal. also, important to consider that this trove of documents is far from over. we are still receiving sometimes hundreds of pages a day and that's expect today go on into next month shep. >> jacob ward, thank you analysis now for that casesy newton's here. editor of platformer and cnbc contributor. casey, whistle-blower frances haugen told uk lawmakers today when she testified that facebook is making hate worse does the company still have the ability to solve these problems that it's creating online? or have they just lost control
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>> well, i think there are any number of places around the world where they clearly have lost control or, at the very least, they haven't built the systems and put them in place so that they can detect surges in hate speech. in fact, as i reported today, there are a number of places where facebook, itself, doesn't even speak the language even though its users very much are using those languages to say, who knows, right we don't know. at the end of the day, hate speech is not a problem we can solve at the level of facebook it is he a societal issue but i do think there are reasons to be concerned about how this issue is playing out all around the world. >> casey, a lot of the recent criticism hinges on decisions that mark zuckerberg made, himself. what's the pressure like on him now? >> well, i think you're -- you are seeing some of his former employees on twitter today suggesting that for facebook to really make a change, it is going to need a change in leadership to be clear, i think that is a minority view. but it's one that is shared by any number of lawmakers around the world.
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it's something that we're starting to hear more and more i think we should be careful about how much we assume that simply changing the ceo would change a system as vast as facebook but certainly, the kcriticism on zuckerberg is only going to intensify. >> before we go, we got the numbers today. despite the recent bad press, facebook is a behemoth it added monthly users, nearly 3 billion in all now so -- so, these scandals no business impact at all? >> well, i do believe that they missed earnings but generally speaking, you're right this business is still a monster. of course, no one is mad at facebook because it is a great business they are mad because of the harms that it is spreading around the world there's a fundamental disconnect there. and i guess, time will tell whether anybody can connect those dots. >> casey newton, thanks so much. gas prices are soaring right now and experts warn they could keep rising ahead of the holidays the national average is now
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about $3.38 a gallon aaa reports that's more than 50% increase from just last year cnbc white house correspondent, kayla tausche live in d.c. kayla, has the attention of the white house, this clearly has it now. but what can they do about it? >> reporter: well, shep, the administration has said it will use every tool in its toolbox to curb energy prices but it doesn't have many tools available. the energy department tells me it has no immediate plans to release oil from the country's emergency reserves or limit exports of oil and gas those were two options raised but officials are worried they could do more harm president biden is now -- to higher prices at the pump. in delaware, his childhood h hometown a recent cbs poll found 66% of respondents blamed the government for higher consumer prices and 60% said it is not doing enough about it. the white house is talking to producers in the middle east and investigating price gouging in the u.s., but energy-rich states
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like louisiana where agencies have enacted policies to limit drilling activity, they say it's a manufactured crisis. >> the end of the day, i don't think that the administration can create a problem and then, declare an emergency arising from the problem that it created and that it can avoid by simply changing its policies that's not an emergency. that's a problem you created yourself >> reporter: the white house's actions to combat climate change and inflation now at odds. shep. >> kayla tausche, thank you. the biden administration's now allowing private citizens to sponsor afghan refugees and help them resettle in the united states it's a brand new program and announced today. groups of at least five adults can apply to become so-called sponsor circles. everybody needs to pass background checks. you will need to raise a one-time payment of $2,20 275
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per refugee. and then, you are responsible for helping them secure housing, food, clothes, and all the other necessities for the first 90 days until now, the refugee process has relied heavily on nonprofit organizations. but they've been struggling to quickly resettle the tens of thousands of afghan refugees who are living and waiting at military sites the u.s. state department is condemning an apparent military coup this morning in sudan this is sudan's now -- excuse me -- this is the now-acting prime minister according to reports, sudanese troops arrested him, his wife, and several other officials. in a televised address, the head of the military said he dissolved the country's civilian government, and declared a state of emergency violent protests later erupted across sudan, including in the capital. according to reports, armed forces opened fire on the demonstrators. reuters reports at least seven people were killed, and 140 others injured sudan's been struggling with a
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transition to democracy since longtime ruler omar al bashir was overthrown more than two years ago. covid symptoms that last for months on end. a new study giving us insight into the impact of long covid. one of the top doctors research -- on the research is with us live coming up. teachers, firefighters, police, taking to the streets. protesting vaccine mandates as deadlines near the standoff between cities and city workers, next
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the vaccine. kids aged 5 to 11 will likely be able to get a covid vaccine early-next month that's new from dr. fauci. a panel of fda advisers set to meet tomorrow to review data on pfizer's shot for that age group. pfizer reports its vaccine cuts the risk of symptomatic infection by young children by nearly 91%
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if u.s. regulators do sign off, kids who get the shot could be fully vaccinated by the end of the year but hesitancy among parents could complicate things. a recent survey by the kaiser family foundation found only about one-third of parents with 5 to 11 year olds say they will get their kids vaccinated right away meantime, moderna just announced its vaccine is safe for kids 6 to 11. it says a smaller dosage of the vaccine produces a strong immune response in that age group in its study, kids received two shots, each half of the amount that adults get. moderna did not release the full data of its study but reports it plans to submit its findings to the fda soon business leaders calling on the white house to delay its vaccine mandate until after the holiday season the reason they say that mandate could spark a mass exodus of workers, and make america's supply chain crisis even worse. the warning comes as crowds
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gathered in several major cities today to oppose the vaccine rules. in chicago, cops and other workers protested outside city hall in new york city, thousands of people with flags and signs marched through brooklyn shuttling down roads at times. this was the scene outside barclay's center yesterday the brooklyn nets' home arena. protestors gathered to support kyrie irving's decision to defy the mandate by not getting vaccinated at one point, a handful of people try today storm the security barriers but guards held them off. meantime, in florida, governor ron desantis just announced plans to pay out-of-state unvaccinated cops $5,000 to relocate to florida and join one of its police forces the governor says the move has nothing to do with vaccine mandates rather, he insists it's about supporting police officers there is new insight into what's known as long covid symptoms that last for months after initial infection.
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researchers released a new study examining how long covid can affect people's ability to work. it found nearly half of all long covid haulers surveyed said that they were not able to return to full employment. in a moment, we will hear from the senior author behind the study. but first, cnbc's andrea day on how americans are coping >> it's going to hurt but i will eat it >> reporter: this is how we first met tyson wrench almost a year ago he was struggling to eat, and had lost 40 pounds life changing for a foodie living in vegas. >> my wish is that i would just be hungry, again >> reporter: 19 months after he was diagnosed with covid, the long-hauler symptoms still haunting him. >> 540 days in a row of a stomach ache >> reporter: his advice? >> get the shot. stay safe, please. do not get this. >> reporter: when we first met diane washington nine months ago. >> so, this is my sleep couch. >> reporter: just walking upstairs was tough she was constantly exhausted and had brain fog.
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>> i am nowhere close to my normal self. >> reporter: these days, she is doing much better. just back from her very first trip overseas since she was diagnosed. >> i'm in cairo, egypt >> reporter: the trip, nothing like usual but that didn't stop her >> i'm just having a hard time breathing right now. my chest hurts i can't sleep. as per usual >> reporter: katy barber could barely walk when we first met her nine months ago. a huge change for the former runner >> i was out of work for about a -- about a year. >> reporter: and today, she's still not running but she is walking without help >> i still struggle, daily >> reporter: but not giving up. >> i have come such a long way, though, and i really want to tell people there is hope out there. >> reporter: hope after a long battle for the news, i'm andrea day. >> let's turn to dr. david patrino now, author of that new study i mentioned on long haul
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covid. doctor, thank you. the study found nearly two-thirds of long-term covid patients report that brain fog she mentioned. that includes memory loss. how concerning is that aspect to you? >> i think it's very concerning in that -- um -- this is a condition that is affecting people's daily ability to function um, our work and the work of others has shown that this affects people's abilities to make plans, synthesize information, and do their daily activities of work um, they suffer from a lot of memory loss and inability to form new memories, as well as difficulty with speaking this is a very debilitating condition with serious cognitive conditions. >> we are just shy of two years into this pandemic did doctors have any sort of roadmap to manage care for long-haulers >> yes, fortunately, we have started to pull together as a community. and -- and start to plan out
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management for long covid. but we still have a long way to go in terms of taking that management plan outside of covid specialty centers, like mount sinai. and all of our efforts in my team right now are focused on education and advocacy to make sure that we can start to share some of our treatment approaches widely. >> doctor patrion, what more needs to be done right now to get a better handle on this? >> we really need more attention to the cause we need physicians and clinicians everywhere to understand that this is a very real problem it is affecting people of all ages, and it doesn't seem to discriminate on who it is going to strike down after an acute event. um, we need to organize. we need to start getting government groups involved in providing long-term care for patients who have been sick for over a year now with no real end in sight. >> dr. patrino, thanks so much for all your efforts and thanks for your time tonight. i appreciate it.
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chicago's among the cities getting hit with bad weather today. the storm dumped more than 2 inches of rain on the windy city officials say the strong winds may lead to waves up to 16 feet in lake michigan it's a major problem in chicago after record rainfall over the past few years scientists say water levels are rising in lake michigan. and that's forcing officials there to take action before it's too late with a report in our continuing series on the rising risks from climate change, here's cnbc's diana olick. >> reporter: in the winter of 2020, the water level in lake michigan hit a record high and intense rains just kept coming waves crashed over lakeshore drive, sending water up to the third floor of some buildings. the chicago river, also, began to overflow into the downtown. the valance between the river and the lake has always been
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delicate ever since the city dug canals over a century ago to keep waste from flowing into the lake which is city's drinking water. a back-up system for flooding was also created locks that reverse the river back into the lake when the river gets too high but last year's rainfall was so severe that, for the first time, that back-up system didn't work the lake was just too high lock masters had to wait until the river rose above the lake before they could start the reversal process that delay was destructive downtown chicago suffered massive flooding, even knocking out power at the willis tower. >> we really need to be paying more attention to the future of this area. >> reporter: drew studies the water levels of the great lakes. >> the biggest risk is that these changes in the climate and hydrology or the water levels are going to exceed the infrastructure or the capacity of cities, coastlines, and homes to handle those changes. >> reporter: so, chicago's in danger >> absolutely, chicago and other cities around the great lakes are all in danger of not being
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able to handle these extreme highs and extreme lows at times. >> reporter: just seven years before that storm, the water in lake michigan hit a record low due to prolonged drought that threatened the city's water supply, as well as shipping. critical to the economy of the midwest. >> when water levels go down, they have to do what's called lay low. they have to reduce the amount of cargo they can carry and they effectively lose millions, if not billions, of dollars this is an emergency measure about $3 million of placing these concrete blocks and putting in, you know, this here. >> a quick fix after the 2020 storm necessary even after the army corps of engineers began reinforcing chicago's shoreline in a half-billion-dollar project that started 20 years ago. now, it's launching a new multiyear effort funded by the epa to evaluate future conditions factoring in climate change >> it's potential for increased storm activity, in terms of intensity and duration it's potential increase in
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surges and increase or decrease in ice conditions. and all that could impact the coastline. >> reporter: the metropolitan planning council has been pushing the city to reduce its carbon footprint. >> the city is working to plant some tens of thousands of trees that can also help to -- to capture the rain where it falls. and just keep it from all flowing into the river >> reporter: go greener because the only real fix locally is to limit warming globally >> i would argue that the economy of the midwest depends entirely on water, whether it's within the great lakes for drinking water and shipping or quite frankly through irrigation and agriculture and the land surrounding the great lakes. >> the army corps is hoping for more funding from the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill now making its way through congress while new research is helpful, engineers need funding for the fix. this is just the kind of urban adaptation that will be front and center starting next week at a major united nations conference on climate in glasgow, and we will be there to cover all of it. shep. >> diana olick, thank you.
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jeff bezos he already went to the edge of space. now, the billionaire is building his own space station. blue origin and sierra space announcing they are planning to build a commercially developed owned and operated space station in low-earth orbit they are calling it orbital reef the station would allow for up to ten people inside space tourists, for example. the station described as a mixed use business park in space orbital reef expected to start operating in the second half of this decade. 80 seconds left on a race to the finish a bomb cyclone pummeling the west coast with historic rainfall today and now, the northeast is bracing for its own powerful storm. a rare fall nor'easter expected to roll through the tri-state area around new york between 10:00 and midnight a month's worth of rain expected overnight. new jersey's governor has declared a state of emergency in
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advance. facebook, in damage control mode tonight a trove of whistle-blower documents exposing internal anger over the company's policies plus, its problems with misinformation and the violence it's accused of fanning in other countries. the ceo, mark zuckerberg, stood defiant today on the earnings call saying the reports paint a false picture of the company and the fda's advisory board is set to meet tomorrow to decide whether pfizer's covid vaccine is safe and effective for children aged 5 to 11. dr. fauci says the shot could be approved for use early-next month. now, you know the news of this monday, october 25th, 2021 i'm shepard smith. follow us on the instagram and twitter @the news on cnbc. ♪
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