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other people in her lifetime. [music playing] tragedy in texas why didn't the cops storm the classroom? i'm shepard smith. this is "the news with shepard smith" on cnbc new questions about the police response to the mass shooting the gunman in the classroom for an hour before officers entered. and the new story about the school resource officer. we are live in uvalde, texas. telling their stories. >> it was very scary >> hear from people inside the school waiting for rescue. the third grader hiding in a bathroom, and the teacher trying to calm frontic children. the tributes grow.
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>> when he died, i died with him. >> full of love. full of life. want to honor her name. >> parents mourn their little ones and the slain teacher's husband dies two days after her murder. the push for gun control we break down the money being spent. the gun will bey versus those who want more restrictions. donald trump ordered to answer questions under oath about his business practices. amber heard cries on the stand in her case against ex-husband johnny depp and reaction to the good fella's star, raliegh yoeta. live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, "the news with shepard smith." >> good evening. for one hour a killer with an ar-15 style rifle was inside an elementary school where he slaughtered 19 children and two teachers for one hour, police officers
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were right there outside the classroom but did not interment for an hour, small children lay dead, dying, and wounded, trapped inside with that gunman. it took an hour for atactical team to finally burst in and kill the mass shooter in uvalde, texas. many families asking tonight, why did it take that long? why didn't officers storm the classroom right away to stop the killer's massacre? today, texas state law enforcement didn't have much of an answer yet. >> they don't make entry initially because of the gunfire they are receiving we have officers calling for additional resources there was numerous officers at that classroom, numerous >> should the officers have gone in sooner? should they have waited for the tactical teams or have gone in. >> that's a tough question. >> did -- >> i don't have enough information to answer that question just yet. >> can you explain how he was barricaded and why you did not
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breach that door >> i am taking all of that into -- we will be doing updates. >> personal videos show family members crying out in anguish as officers surround the school one parent pinned to the ground. an officer has a taser drawn one of the eyewitnesses told the "new york times" that the dads were asking the cops for bulletproof vests so they themselves could go in and stop the shooting video shows the gunman walking into the school. the texas department of public safety made a significant correction today yesterday, they told us a school resource officer tried but failed to stop the gunman from entering the school. now, they say, that didn't happen >> it was reported that a school district police officer confronted the suspect that was making entry not accurate he walked in unobstructed initially. >> well, those reports of a
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school resource officer were from the head of the texas department of public safety. in fact, here's their spokesman on fox news yesterday. >> there was an encounter between the school resource officer as well as the shooter, but because of those heroic efforts and because of the encounter from that school resource officer, that gunman dropped a bag, a backpack full of ammunition prior to going into this school. >> not true. now they say there was no school resource officer on campus at all when the gunman showed up. and new just tonight, another major change texas investigators tell nbc news that victims were found in four different classrooms. previously, they told us, the victims were all in one double classroom. investigators now say they tried to negotiate with the gunman, and that there wasn't much gunfire as they attempted to talk to him. we are also now told some of the students inside that classroom made it out alive. cnbc's perry russham is live in
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uvalde and has been breaking down exactly what did happen and has a step by step reconstruction of how the massacre unfolded. perry? >> shep, we are learning the gunman started firing at the school when he was arriving, walking toward the school, and two officers were shot you mentioned the hour long wait it seems border patrol was the reason for that holeup today we asked the man in charge of border patrol if parents have the right to be upset about that response time. shortly after 11:00 in the morning the gunman shoots his grandmother in the face and takes off in a pickup. >> took off. rocks flying all over. >> reporter: he drives three tenths of a mile and crash into a ditch at 11:28. >> he walks around, he sees two conditions at the funeral home across the street from where he wrecked. he engages and fires towards them >> reporter: investigators say the shooter walks about 200 feet, climbs a fence to the
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school parking lot, and enters robb elementary at 11:40 police are there four minutes later. the shooter turns down short hallways and barricades himself in classroom. >> they don't make entry initially because of the gunfire they are receiving but we have officers calling for additional resources everybody that's in the area, tactical teams, we need equipment, we need specialty equipment. >> reporter: u.s. border patrol's tactical teams are called it takes them nearly an hour to arrive investigators say the teams made entry, then shot and killed the gunman raul ortiz is the chief of border patrol. >> i am awfully awfully proud of the men and women that responded to this scene on tuesday >> reporter: are parents right to be upset about the response time are they right to be upset about the response time. >> should they be upset or no? chief ortiz got into his car and
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left without ever answering that question nbc is reporting another reason for this whole holdup was that they needed a key to get inside of the school. the principal had a key but today there was no mention of that at the news conference. >> you mentioned a student who was inside the school during the shooting. >> reporter: yes, her name is aubriella. she is 9 years old n the third grade. by chance she was asking her teacher if she could go to the bathroom so she walked down the hallway, entered the bathroom moments later, the gunman walked inside the school. >> i hear two the shooter trying to shoot at an officer they ran past the rest room and i went back inside. >> reporter: what were you thinking when you were hiding in the bathroom so long >> i think i was trying to be still, not move, cough i was crying in my head like
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don't make no noise. >> she was crying in her hands so she wouldn't make a noise 9 years old. third grader, talking about these things she said that she was hiding for what felt like hours she saw the shoes of the gunman. we spoke with her mom right after we talked to her. >> reporter: are you comfortable sending your daughter back to this school. >> oh, no, most definitely not i don't believe there is even cameras. so, no, we didn't -- there was no security whatsoever for these kids >> reporter: the student and her mom were right here write where we are standing right now because they were dropping off flowers for the students who died >> perry russom live in uvalde. another tragedy hit one the uvalde families today. irma garcia's husband died this morning. joe garcia died from his grief, grief that the family says led
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to an apparent heart attack. their nephew says joe garcia came home from delivering flowers to a noermial for his wife he was home no more than three minutes they tell us when he collapsed. joe and irma were high school sweet hearts married 24 years. they are survived by their four children now dealing with the death of both parents in a matter of days irma garcia was one of the 21 people killed on tuesday, 19 students, two teachers these are the face of kids, 9, 10, 11 years old who were suppose to be going to their last day of class today before summer vacation. the people of uvalde grieving and remembering each one of them valerie castro has their stories. >> reporter: some of the parents have begun to share memories of their children at the same time they have started the painstaking process of planning their funerals of course, some parents still don't have any words, just the
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grief. >> sweetest girl you ever had the chance to meet i had the honor of calling her my daughter. >> reporter: just some of the parents living through unthinkable devastation. their daurk elie, among the 19 children whose lives ended tuesday afternoon. speaking to nbc's savanna guthrie, he says just getting that news came after an agonizing wait. >> longest day ever. it was it was the longest day ever. >> reporter: elie, who loved to play basketball and the colors pink and purple was about to turn 10 years old. >> hey guys. >> reporter: her family was planning a pool party to celebrate. >> told her we were going to have a party and her face just lit up and that was the last time i saw her. >> reporter: another dad, also mourning the loss of a little girl. >> she was the perfect daughter. yeah she was the perfect daughter. >> 10-year-old amerie jo, his
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only daughter and only child garza raced to the school tuesday comforting the children coming out while searching for his own in they were overwhelmed and crying as many as i could, do you know your mom and dad's phone number? let's call them. >> you were helping those kids. >> yeah. >> having no idea how your little girl was. >> i was waiting for her. >> reporter: that wait would last six hours getting the news he feared most his last photoof her taken earlier in the day when she received a certificate for honor roll. >> i want to remember her name, the type of person she was. >> reporter: the community also remembering the teachers who gave their lives as bullets tore through the classroom. >> i don't doubt one bit that she stood right there in front of the gunman and said you are not taking my kids, because that's the type of person she was. >> reporter: she says irma
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taught her son. >> my son had a hard time going to school. she would buy him happy meals and take him happy meals and he would have lunch with her at school she didn't do this for you will the kids she do it for my son. >> reporter: the ripple of grief coming out in spoken words for some. >> i won't see my daughter again. >> reporter: but held in heart breaking silence for others. president biden and the first lady will make their way here to texas on sunday. they will meet with the families of the victims as well as community and religious leaders. of course this is the second time in less than a month the president made a trip like this one. just last week he was in buffalo to honor the victims of the grocery store shooting there. >> val kaz troe live tonight in uvalde, tkz. coverage of the tragedy there continues next gun control, one of the most divisive issues facing the congress today a bipartisan group of lawmakers reach across the aisle to see what if anything can be
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agreed on. coming up, hunting for a murder suspect at the center of a love triangle. new surveillance video and where police say they think the woman at the center of this search is now. and more legal trouble for actor kevin spacey the new charges announced today while he was in court testifying aouerthual assault case.
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many students across the country walked out of their schools today. they are calling for stricter gun control laws one of the walkouts at oxford high school in michigan. that's where police say a 16-year-old student shot and killed four of his classmates last november. hundreds of students there formed a u on their football field to show support for families in uvalde at a rally in d.c. today the democratic senator from connecticut chris murphy continued his demand for action on gun control legislation
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>> we are not going to allow this to become the new normal. we are not prepared to allow our schools to continue as killing fields we are not prepared to allow the gun lobby and the gun industry to continue to run this town and this place >> this comes as a group of bipartisan senators held informal talks today to try to fine some common ground on gun safety nbc's senior congressional correspondent scott wong with us now. scott, what came of these meetings >> well, so far, a lot of cautious optimism. a lot of talk, a lot of hope but nothing concrete yet and, remember, this is just the day one of these bipartisan talks. chuck schumer has given this group about ten days now, until after the memorial day recess to try to reach a bipartisan
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compromise on some kind of gun safety package it's unclear what that's ultimately going to look like. but we know the contours of that package. we know who is involved in these talks. democrats, including kyrsten sinema, martin heinrich of new mexico, joe manchin. obviously, some of these guys are deal makers, diplomat deal makers who have reached across the aisle. susan collins, lindsey graham, pat toomey, pat caddy. they are focusing on two real areas, one is background checks. something they tried after sandy hook ten years ago it failed miserably. they are going to give it a second shot. secondly they are looking at red flag laws, laws that allow authorities to confiscate weapons from people would are a danger to themselves and others. bloomen felled wants to provide grants to encourage states to pass their own red flag laws
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those are the two areas they are looking at right now but there is heavy skepticism. chuck schumer says we have been in this position before, we have been burned so many times from republicans. just today, republicans blocked a domestic terror bill that senate democrats put on the floor. senate republicans said that this -- they thought that the till targeted conservatives and they thought it would create a surveillance state so there is still a lot of distrust over this issue of how to address gun violence. and so we will see what comes out of these talks it's still very early. again, it is a short window that schumer has given them just ten days. >> scott wong, thanks very much. testimony just wrapped in the jey trial, heard back on the stand today told the
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jury her life will never be the same since she spoke out against he
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the fugitive accused of murdering pro cyclist anna moriah wilson fled to new york a few days after shooting her. according to u.s. marshals reporting. police issued a murder warrant for kaitlin armstrong nine days ago. they say she killed wilson because she thought wilson was hooking up with her boyfriend, the pro cyclist colin strickland the feds now releasing surveillance video of armstrong at austin's international airport on may 14th. they say she boarded a flight to houston and then flew to new york's la guardia from there detectives detain and questioned armstrong two days before she got on that flight, but they let her go because of an invalid warrant. they say they asked her about her jeep it was caught on surveillance video near the house where wilson died. police said armstrong would neither confirm nor deny being
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in that area, and that they haven't been able to contact her since. actor kevin spacey facing multiple charges of sexual assault. that today from british authorities. the announcement came while spacey was in a new york city court, testifying in a different civil sexual assault case. british prosecutors say the actor sexually assaulted three different men during his time when he was the artistic director of the old vic theater in london. spacey ran that theater for 11 years. during an independent investigation that the theater conducted back in 2017, 20 people came forward to accuse kevin spacey of inappropriate behavior today british prosecutors accused him of four counts of sexual assault, along with one count of causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent the complaint alleges the incidents occurred in 2005, 2008 and 2013
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police said one of the men is in his 40s. the other two 30 years old first accused in 2017. spacey denied the accusations. after that, netflix executives fired him from his leading role in the series "house of cards. according to reports, authorities can't formally charge spacey until he enters england or wales prosecutors did not say whether he might be extradited nbc news has reached out to spacey's team for comment, but hasn't yet heard back. former president donald trump must testify under oath in the new york state attorney general's civil investigation into his family business a new york appeals court unanimously making that ruling today. the president's two oldest children ivanka and donald trump jr. also ordered to testify. attorney general letitia james is investigating alleged fraud by the trump organization. she is also seeking records from
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former presidents personal files. all three trumps previously appealed to block the subpoenas for testimony from the ag's office they all worked for the trump organization as a top ranking executives the trumps could try to appeal this decision to the state's highest court, the court of appeals, but that move would require special permission from the court. hollywood is mourning the loss of actor ray liotta the "goodfellas" star dead at age 67 what we're learning about his sudden death and the tributes pouring in and continuing coverage of the tragedy in texas how a former teacher is now trying to help the community heal plus, big money being spent to influence the debate over gun control on capitol hill. tonight an inside look at how much and where the money is coming from.
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. the pandemic fueled a red hot housing market it's now cooling doesn't new data shows mortgage rates in -- people looking to sell are under pressure from buyers according to the real estate company red fin requests for home tours are down over the past year and fewer are searching for homes on google. red fin reports, one in five sellers dropped their asking price so far this month. the highest level in nearly two years. cnbc's senior real estate correspondent diana olick spoke to one seller eager to get their house off the market before it is too late. >> reporter: this los angeles home went on the market earlier
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this month and its owners were already getting nervous that the red hot housing market was suddenly chilling. >> we talked about that a lot, like, are we making a mistake here, are we missing the boat, is everything going to crash in the next three months and we are going to kick ourselves for not selling earlier this year? >> reporter: the house ended up getting three offers but the listing agent says multiple offers are no longer the rule. >> we used to get 10, 15 offers on most houses now i am seeing between two and six offers on a house, on a good house, we'll get six or seven. on an average house, one to or two. >> reporter: the quick and sharp jump in mortgage rates along with huge gains in home prices are simply pricing buyers out. look at what happened to a $300,000 house in the last three years n. may of 2019 w 20% down on a 30-year fixed and the rate then of 4.3 %, the monthly payment was $1192. not including taxes and
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insurance. in 2020, that same house was 5% more expensive but mortgage rates fell at the start of the pandemic, so the monthly payment actually dropped. by 2021, home prices were really surging, up 15%. but rates dropped even further so the month low payment was only up about $100 fast track to this may, with prices up another 21%, and mortgage rates surging the monthly payment is now almost $800 more than it was in 2019 >> we joke we might be getting out of here just at the right time it. wouldn't want to wait any longer. >> reporter: because it is clearly a whole new landscape. >> i met with sellers in february who are going to sell in union and it is a very different conversation in february than it will be in june because the market has completely changed. >> reporter: mortgage rates did fall back slightly over the past week but not enough really to make much of a difference for buyers what they really need to see is lower home prices and
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more supply not just overall but at the entry level of the market so far, we are not seeing that >> thanks very much. the feds come down hard on twitter as the elon musk deal looms. and that's what's topping cnbc's on the money the federal trait commission finding twitter $150 million the reason the ftc reports twitter illicitly gave advertisers access to personal data that was intended for account security. twitter said in a blog post it was inadvertent. the breach occurred from 2014 to 2019 the ftc chair said it boosted twitter's primary source of revenue. jif expands a peanut butter recall a salmonella outbreak traced to
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a kentucky facility that shipped the products nationwide. there are at least 16 infections cross 12 states. two of the victims required hospitalization. and justin timberlake can't stop the feeling the pop artist sold his entire music cat willing to to the black stone blacked hypnosis songs. the deal reportedly valued at $100 million it follows a wave of big stars who cashed in on their music, bruce springsteen, neil young, neil diamond, and shakira among them. on wall street, the dow up 517. s&p up 79. the nasdaq up 306. the markets on pace to break a long streak of weekly declines i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's at the bottom of the hour time for the top of the news the texas school shooter was able to buy two guns and ammo just days apart. no warning bells rang.
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we talked to the man who wrote the early red flag laws. a teacher inside the school describes what she calls the longest 35 minutes of her life but first, the big money being spent on gun rights and gun control. the most powerful gun rights group in the country is national rifle association. it is set to kick off its national convention tomorrow in houston. the schedule speakers include trump, greg abbott and ted cruz. last night senator cruz attended a vigil for the 19 children and two asubtle killed in a massacre at an elementary school in his own state a. reporter asked the senator whether now is the time to reform gun laws here's you how he responded. >> if you want to stop violent crime, the proposals the democrats have, none of them would have stopped this. >> why does this only happen in your country
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i think that's what many people around the world -- they cannot fathom, why only in america? why is this american exceptionalism so awful? >> i am sorry you think american exceptionalism is so awful. >> this aspect of it. >> you have got your political agenda god love you. >> senator, it is not. i just want to understand why you do not think that guns are the problem. >> why is this just an american problem. >> he can't answer that. >> why is it that people come from all over the world to america. it is the freest, most prosperous, safest. >> it may be the freest, the safest. >> why are kids dying in school. >> he had no answer for that supporters of gun rights argue restrictions violate their rights and won't stop more shootings. groups on both sides of the aisle are pumping millions and millions of dollars into lobbying efforts to try to sway lawmakers. cnbc's eamon jabbers broke down
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the numbers for us what side is spending the most >> it is interesting, a lot of people around the country believe that the nra and gun rights groups shovel the most campaign cash to politicians in washington but that's no longer true. actually, gun control groups such as the michael bloomberg founded every town for gun safety are now outspending even the campaign giant that is the nra. and it isn't even close n. 2020, gun control groups gave $37.5 million to candidates, almost all democrats, while gun rights groups like the nra gave just $18.4 million entirely republicans. for two decades in this town the pro-gun groups had the upper hands. but the financial tide started to turn in 2012, and the numbers reversed in 2018 when gun control groups donated more campaign cash for the first time. >> i think people are just sick of seeing news stories about massacred children, honestly and, you know, sandy hook was
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really a turning point in the mobilization by the gun control community and it has translated into consequences with political giving >> but the gun rights groups send their money to republicans who agree with them. the gun control groups do the opposite the question is whether all that gusher of new spending will really do anything to change the political calculus >> given that congress is so polarized and that the american public is so polarized, i think that no amount of money, short of flipping sort of one body from one party to the other is going to really have the potential to change policy outcomes on this particular issue. >> so, shep, so many issues in washington are just defined by money. this may not be one where money really makes the difference. if something changes in this debate, it is not going to be because a senator took a campaign check it's going to be because a senator did a gut check, shep.
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>> eamon javers, live tonight. thank you. what, if anything, will congress do in response to the shooting for more on how lawmakers have previously tackled gun control measures jim kessler is with us, former staffer on the house committee that worked on the 1994 assault weapons ban he's now the executive vice president of -- for policy of third way. jim, that '94 ban lasted ten years. then it expired. any chance in your mind of congress enacting something similar now? >> no, i mean, there isn't the votes there, we are not close to the votes. when we passed it in 1994, it passed the house by 218-216. i was there that day we didn't know we had votes until the end. we compromised including the ten-year sunset. there is not the votes for it
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right now, probably not in the house. definitely not in the senate and i am talking filibuster 60 i don't think this is even 50 votes. >> the red flag laws allow a family member to petition a state court to take away a gun in certain situations. in this situation, raised red flags after the shooter bought two guns and a bunch of ammo days apart -- what a federal red flag law have made a difference here >> not sure. first of all, there were red flags about this person internally in the family beforehand a red flag laws usually allow a family member to come forward and say something. there were indications look, i think a red flag law, which it's true we did help design the thinking behind it. i think it is important. it is a modest musheasure out there. the problem is the guns. you are 18 years old, you can buy an assault weapon. you can buy 350 rounds of
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ammunition you can buy body armor and in states like texas, you can walk around with that gun, carrying it openly, and you are basically just a fine, good citizen. it is insane what we have right now. we are reaping the horrors from it there needs to be a major sea change on this i think it is up to voters and people who are watching this show it is not a money game on this it is a voter and a people game. >> jim kessler, thanks for your time tonight we will keep in touch. tonight, we are learning more about the victims of the shooting in uvalde the 19 children, and two teachers layla salazar was 10 years old her father says she loved to swim and dance to tiktok videos. he said every morning they would sing along to sweet child of mine by guns and roses on the way to school. miranda mathis was 11. she was lot of fun and spunky.
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her brother, they said, is her best friend. and jacqueline ka zarz, 10 years old. her dad said she loved gymnastics and described her as a little fire cracker. three of the young lives taken from a community shattered in every tragedy, there are those trying to bring comfort and hope cnbc's valerie castro met one such woman. >> this quilt right here is quilted by one of our members who is 91 1/2. >> diana bonnet has lived in uvalde most of her life. her connection to the community includes robb elementary school. >> i taught at robb. i taught fourth grade years ago. >> reporter: these days she belongs to quilts of grace a group that quilts blankets for children dealing with trauma. >> we talk about what precious little girl is going the love this quilt. >> reporter: now the group turning to its own community after tuesday's tragedy.
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>> honestly, i -- i couldn't breathe when i first heard about it my husband -- he learned that one of his was his great niece. >> reporter: creating 30 blankets a month has paid off. some have already gone to the families planning funerals >> quilts of grace, i love you, she puts the date and signs her initials. >> reporter: others will go to children who survived. >> i don't think this will be a one-time thing because their grief and healing will go on for a long time. so we are going to adopt these families and continue to provide quilts for them as needed. >> reporter: she met one of those families at a vigil last night and prayed with them. >> and the aunt was telling me about while xavier and all of these speed thing about him. i thought, that's what she needs to be able to do is talk i am hoping these families will be able to do that, talk about them, laugh about things they
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did, let them keep living in their hearts. >> reporter: whether it is an ear to listen or a quilt to bring some comfort, bonnet says the people of uvalde will come together. >> quilts of grace, uvalde, texas, god bless you >> reporter: the community is coming together in various ways. there have been blood drives every day since this happened. and we are told those will continue into the weekend. the local banks here in down, they have set up accounts so that people can donate money to help out the families. and the local funeral homes will be offering their services free of charge. shep >> valerie castro, leave in uvalde. closing arguments set to begin in the jenny depp defamation trial against his e wife amr heard but not before herd was put back on the stand for one last cross-examination. they did not hold back plus in ukraine, a up grf people risking their lives to save a piece of their country's history a piece they say can
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never be replaced. that story coming up. first, saying good-bye to a screen legends, after raliegh oetda died in the dominican republic where he was filming a movie. he was best known for playing in "goodfellas. others may remember him as shoeless joe jackson who appeared out of the corn stalks in field of dreams gadi schwartz. >> as far back as i can remember i always wanted to be a gangster. >> reporter: in the history of hollywood tough guys and heart throbs. >> i thought you were going to stand me up. >> reporter: ray liotta could play them all with a flash of his baby blue eyes that would pierce with violence. >> what do you do. >> i am in construction. >> reporter: and in field of dreams. >> i love this game. >> reporter: tonight his publicist confirming he died in
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his sleep in the dominican republic where he was filming. stay out of his life. >> reporter: sitting down with willie geist last fall and telling him he was happiest with family. >> i like staying home with my fiancee and watching tv and chilling. >> reporter: he leaves behind his fiancee, daughter, and friends and costars like robert de niro and joe pesci. >> really funny. >> what do you mean i'm funny. >> reporter: liotta's career spanning more than 40 years, starring in family favorites like operation dumbo group. >> what did i do. >> reporter: to blow. >> i couldn't stop you if i wanted to. >> reporter: and john q, winning an emmy in 2005 for a guest role on the television series er. a hollywood icon as unforgettable as those shining eyes. rorr: wd i come back again.
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vladimir putin has failed to accomplish his goals in ukraine. that today from the secretary of state, antony blinken in a speech at gorge washington university >> instead of erasasserting russ strength he undermined it instead of weakening the international order he has brought countries together. >> today finland's prime minister became the latest european leader to visit ukraine. she met with zelle dell? kyiv about a week after finland and sweden officially pride in to join the nato alliance. meanwhile the intense fighting continues in the east in the donbas region russian forces trying to seize two cities in the industrial heartlands. they are pummelling the area on the ground and from the air. the russian defense ministry
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releasing this video that claims to so russian forces launching missiles against ukrainian targets. putin's war machine may soon be getting more fire power. today the president of bella russ said he sending troops to an area near the ukrainian border belarus is an ally of russia this is concern they may have a bigger role in that war. ukrainian forces say russian forces are targeting cultural sites. according to the latest numbers from unesco, russian troops have damaged at least 137 cultural sites across ukraine, including 60 religious buildings, 15 monuments, 12 museums and seven libraries. ukrainian officials say russian soldiers also looted more than 2,000 pieces of art in mariupol alone. not all is lost nchltd a small village near kyiv a group of people saved some of ukraine's most treasured artwork from a burning museum
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here's nbc's jay gray. >> reporter: the markings of war meet you the minute you get to this area in kyiv. so does the resilience of those in this village, cleaning up after the fighting and russian occupation here. as adults paint roadside curbs, children paint still life in a place where real life is not nearly as pretty >> is there any way to escape were this reality, to escape from this sad and very -- very difficult reality. >> reporter: this is the hometown of one of ukraine's most famous artists. self-taught, her clofful work was a favorite of picasso and shoe gal, for many it is a symbol the country's unwaving spirit. >> translator: she had a very specific view of the world and the paintings that she was creating, they were just
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wonderful. >> reporter: natalia, a teach, lives next to this me assume dedicated to the artist's work she wipes away tears as she remembers the modern the bombs hit. it was captured in this cell phone video. >> the rocket hit there. there is a black mark on the wall. >> reporter: her husband, a guard at the museum, and others running from their bomb shelter in the middle of the fighting, ripping melts bars, ruring into the burning building to save all the paintings inside as she looks at the damage now, natalia is certain her museum was a part of the russian war plan >> translator: what they are trying to do now is erase any evidence that ukraine had its own culture, its own history >> reporter: back at the art school named after the national icon, with each brush stroke, a new generation of artists is making sure that doesn't happen.
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>> it is important in my life. it makes me feel alive. >> reporter: for the news, i am jay x-ray. testimony is over at least in the johnny depp and amber heard trial. today we got the hear from amber heard one last time. she took the stand as rebuttal witness. amber heard cried as she told the jury how her life has changed since she came out against johnny depp. >> people want to kill me. and they tell me so every day. johnny threatened, promised -- promised me that if i ever left him, he would make me think of him every single day that i lived. >> johnny depp is suing amber heard for an opinion piece she wrote in the "washington post. in it she called herself a victim of domestic violence but never directly jamesed johnny depp today she told the jury why she
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wrote that op ed >> i know many people will come out and say whatever for him that's his power he was speaking to that phenomenon. >> during cross-examination jenny depp's lawyer accused herds of lying on the stand. she showed herd an image of spilled wine that she said the actress gave conflicting testimony on. >> which is it which was taken on september 15th, 215 or may 21st, 2016. >> if you remove the metadata, you can find out it's right there. >> to you are telling the truth you would know. >> recognize a portion of spilled wine on a floor and i am supposed to though off the top of my head when i have lived there five years with this stuff. i don't think so that's not how it worked. >> johnny depp told the jury of the infamous picture of the couple together on a train in india and said his black eye came from amber herd.
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>> mr. depp, specifically how did the injury in this photograph occur >> she hit me. is that better. oes this pictur reflect what you look like on that date? >> i don't look at myself much, but it certainly looks like me with a black eye, yeah. >> when asked how it felt to hear amber heard's testimony, johnny depp said this. >> insane. it's -- it's insane to hear heinous accusations of violence, sexual violence that she's attributed to me, that she's
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accused me of. >> kate moss also came to johnny depp's defense moss testified virtually yesterday in response to a claim that amber heard made on the stand. herd testified she was afraid johnny depp would throw her sister down the stairs, like educate moss in the 1990s. well, moss told the jury that never happened she was on the stand for only about three minutes. closing arguments set to begin tomorrow then the case heads to the jury. the final episode of the ellen degeneres show aired today, ending its 19-year run. here's the host dancing her way through the final monologue and one of her last guests, jennifer aniston, a call back to the comedienne's first episode 20 years ago. ellen thanked her longtime producers and staff today, no mention of the controversies in recent years of the show following reports of a toxic work culture that prompted an apology to staffers from
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degeneres. she says she hopes she has an inspiration to her audience. with her wife in front row of the audience the openly gay comic talked about how much times have changed >> when we started this show, i can't say gay on the show. i was not allowed to say gay i couldn't say wife because it wasn't allowed for gay people to get married and now i say wife all time >> ellen signed off for the last time with tears in her eyes and ended the show the same way she started it almost two decades ago. next, waiting for a rescue a teacher at robb elementary school describes keeping her classroom quiet after the sound of gunfire shattered their day and the message she wants all of us to understand after the parkland shooting students organized one of the biggest marches ever now once again, the people behind march for our lives call for action thim t
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a teacher who survived the robb elementary school shooting says nothing feels safe or normal anymore all i hear are the voices screaming, she said, and i can't help them. she spoke to nbc news and recounted the massacre on the condition that she remain anonymous. the teacher says school administrators and staff members were told not the speak to reporters. this is her harrowing story. she says her students were watching a disney movie that will morning to celebrate the end of the school year and that's when she says she heard gunfire explode down the hallway. she says she knew exactly what it was shouted for the kids to get
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under their desks and sprinted to lock her classroom door they have been practicing this day for years, the teacher said. they knew this wasn't a drill. we knew we had to be quiet or else we were going to give ourselves away she says the children could hear their wounded classmates wailing from down the hall but her students stayed quiet under their desks for 35 agonizing minutes. the teacher sat in the middle of the room, she says, when some kids started crying she motioned for them to come sit by her, held them and whispered for them to pray sigh lieutenant me finally, police approached from outside and broke out the windows. the children lined up like they would for recess and she helped them out one by one. the teacher told nbc news, i want you to say this in your article. our children did not deserve this they were loved. not only by their families, but their family at school four years after survivors of the parkland school shooting in florida marched in washington
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calling for gun reform, they are marching again, still demanding. march for our lives organizers setting up another rally in the nation's capitol the protest scheduled for next saturday june 11th organizers are urging people to demonstrate in their own communities the same day they are calling on lawmakers to take action including passing legislation that requires universal backgrounds checks. >> we are asking americans across the country of all political sides regardless of whether or not we agree on everything we do agree on the thing that is important, which is that we must stop we must demand that congress act. even if it is in a small way that saves just one life. >> survivors of the parkland school funded march for our lives after a gunman shot and killed 17 people at marjory stoneman douglas high school fourg year they held their first march after the shooting in washington organizers estimated about 800,000 people showed up demanding change that never came.
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60 seconds left on a race to the finish the white house says president biden and the first lady will travel to uvalde on sunday they will meet with victims and their families plus community and religious leaders. police in uvalde continuing their investigation as they face mounting scrutiny offer their response to the ramp package officials saying today the gunman was in the school more than an hour before a tactical team entered. a bipartisan group of senators held informal talks today to try to finds common ground on gun safety and now you know the news on this thursday, may 26th, 2022. i'm shepard smith. thanks for watching. follow uonwitt a
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