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that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. [music playing] on for youn "mad money" the. neh starts now >> the victims of uvalde testify in washington. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> words can't describe how hard it is to bury a child. >> the victims tell their stories and call for action on guns >> we seek red flag laws, stronger background checks >> where negotiations stand on capitol hill >> and an armed man arrested near justice brett kavanaugh's home police said they told him he wanted to kill the justice over how he would rule on second amendment issues
>> a billion-dollar lawsuit in the works against the fbi. simone biles and aly raisman among the 90 athletes who claim the bureau knew that dr. larry nassar was sexually abusing women and should have stopped him. >> the new saudi-backed golf tour set to tee off. >> i don't condone human rights violations at all. >> the controversy and the big names ditching the pga >> johnny depp's attorneys react to the verdict >> progressive d.a. gets the boot in san francisco. >> and the diet that could reverse diabetes >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. we heard an 11-year-old girl tell congress today about the massacre that happened around her in uvalde. a fourth grader who covered herself in her class mate's blood and played dead on the floor in hopes that the mad man in the room next door wouldn't murder her too it was gut-wrenching
heartbreaking to think of what that innocent little girl had been through the town pediatrician knows. he, too, witnessed what an assault rifle can do to a child's body we heard from the parents of lexi rubio, they were at robb elementary school right before the shooting, to celebrate little lexi getting straight as. this is the last photo they took with their daughter at the honor roll ceremony. lexi smiling with her certificate. >> that photo, her last photo ever, was taken at approximately 10:54 a.m. to celebrate, we promised to get her ice cream that evening and told her we loved her and we would pick her up after school i can still see her walking with us toward the exit in the reel that keeps scrolling across my memories, she turns her head and smiles back at us to acknowledge my promise, and then we left
i left my daughter at that school and that decision will haunt me for the rest of my life. >> 39 minutes after the photo snapped, the gunman with the assault rifle stormed the school and murdered her we heard from uvalde's only pediatrician, who helped treat the wounded at the hospital and saw all of that horror dr. roy guerrero personally knew the victims since they were babies he described the injuries. >> bodies ha been pulverized, decapitated whose flesh had been ripped apart. that the only clue to their identities was a blood spattered cartoon clothes still clinging to them. clinging for life and finding none i could only hope these two bodies were a tragic exception to the list of survivors, but as i waited there with my fellow uvalde doctors, nurses, first responders, and hospital staff for other casualties we hoped to save, they never arrived all that remained was the bodies of 17 more children, the two
teachers who cared for them. >> and then there was the 11-year-old girl trapped inside the classroom with the killer. she's the child who covered herself in a classmate's blood and called 911 for help when the gunman slipped into an adjoining classroom. >> he shot my teacher and told my teacher good night and shot her in the head. and then he shot some of my classmates and the white board he shot my friend that was next to me. and i thought he was going to come back to the room so i got blood and put it all over me >> what did you do then when you put the blood on yourself? >> just stayed quiet and then i got my teacher's phone and called 911 >> what did you tell 911 >> i told her that we need help. >> they needed help that didn't come fast enough
the witnesses on the hill today through tears and really unimaginable grief begged congress, do something >> weunderstand that for some reason to some people, to people with money, to people who fund political campaigns, that guns are more important than children somewhere out there, there's a mom listening to our testimony thinking i can't even imagine their pain not knowing that our reality will one day be hers unless we act now. >> do you feel safe at school? why not? >> because i don't want it to happen again >> you think it's going to happen again >> in this case, you are the doctors, and our country is the patient. we're lying on the operating table riddled with bullets like the children of robb elementary and so many others schools we're bleeding out and you're not there. my oath as a doctor means that i
signed up to save lives. i do my job. and i guess it turns out that i am here to plead, to beg, to please, please do yours. >> thank you >> house democrats are voting on a major gun safety package tonight. but it has practically no chance in the senate. nbc's sahil kapur on our top story tonight live on capitol hill sahil. >> shep, it's been just hours since that wrenching testimony that you played, and the house is currently powering through votes on a series of new gun laws it's going to be packaged together once they're done with the series into the protecting our kids act the centerpiece of which is raising the minimum age nationwide to buy a semiautomatic ar-15 style rifle from 18 to 21 years old. it also has safe storage laws, additional restrictions on bump stocks as well as ghost guns they have a clear trend.
they're passing with nearly every democrat, if not all democrats in the house of representatives and nearly all republicans if not all are voting no on them. gop leaders are whipping against this gun rights package indicating that some of these provisions are unconstitutional and they're arguing that the problem here is not guns, shep >> what's happening on the senate side? i ask because we're getting conflicting reports on timing. >> shep, there is a desire in the senate to reach an agreement by the end of this week. now, the word agreement can mean a lot of things. it's not going to mean legislative language that's too soon to get done this week, but negotiators led by chris murphy and john cornyn are hoping to reach agreement on the parameters and the broad details of an agreement, and the centerpiece that is in the senate negotiation right now is red flag laws, encouraging states to create laws that would allow law enforcement and family members petition courts to keep firearms away from people that are deemed dangerous to themselves and others. they're also exploring some provisions around background
checks, specifically for that 18 to 21-year-old group which seems to be committing a number of mass shootings lately. particularly on the question of whether juvenile records can be added, if they have a history of violence, should that not be considered as part of the background check there's additionally money for mental health and school safety on the table far from a done deal, shep this requires 60 votes, and the single biggest obstacle is the same as it's been for about a decade of attempts in the senate the mentality among gun rights activists that anything congress does about guns, no matter how modest or popular could be the first step to ending gun rights. that's not what the republicans say they have any intention of doing, but that's the mentality they're fighting >> sahil kapur, thank you. >> some of the families of uvalde's shooting victims are now shooting the gunman's estate for more than $100 million in their complaint, the families of four wounded children and their lawyer say the students witnessed their friends and teachers being shot and dying in
front of them, and the emotional toll they endured is incomprehensible which of course, it is police killed the shooter, and it's unlikely he had $100 million. but the family's lawyer says this is just the initial lawsuit, and he might add other parties to it as he seeks information from the school system, the police, the social media companies, the gun maker, the manufacturer of the ammunition, on and on. that's information the justice department also wants. this is attorney general merrick garland who announced just today the justice department's team that is investigating the massacre, the attorney general promising a comprehensive transparent and independent investigation. >> around 1:00 this morning, a cab pulled up to the supreme court justice brett kavanaugh's neighborhood a man got out with a backpack and a suitcase he said he was there to kill justice kavanaugh. and he was carrying the tools to do it. officers say they found the glock-17 pistol, a knife, a
crowbar, zip ties, duct tape, and more in his bags the documents reveal the suspect called 911 on himself. and according to the complaint, he told the dispatcher his plan to kill justice kavanaugh and said he was also having suicidal thoughts moments later, cops confronted him and arrested him the suspect appearing in federal court this afternoon he's facing a charge of attempted murder of a supreme court justice. could get 20 years in prison he hasn't yet entered a plea cnbc's shomari stone live outside justice kavanaugh's home in maryland. what more have we learned about both the suspect and this alleged plan >> well, we're learning a lot more, and people in this community are very concerned about violence right now, we're standing outside brett kavanaugh's home, and there are u.s. marshals here you have montgomery county police, and it is calm, but again, we talk to people in this neighborhood, and they're concerned about rising tensions in the nation, along with
potential violence, especially after what happened last night now, 26-year-old nicolas john roske is being held without bond he's from simi valley, california according to court documents, when he got out of that cab, the individual looked at the two u.s. marshals who were standing next to their parked vehicle, and then turned to walk down the street after his arrest, he allegedly told a detective, quote, he was upset about the leak of a recent supreme court draft decision regarding the right to abortion as well as the recent school shooting in uvalde, texas. he also allegedly said he thought kavanaugh would loosen gun laws and plan to kill the judge and then himself he was asked in court if he was thinking clearly and understood what was happening he replied, quote, i think i have a reasonable understanding, but i wouldn't say i'm thinking clearly. now, after consulting with his public defender, he did confirm that he understood what was happening. the arrest comes as the u.s.
waits for the supreme court to rule on federal abortion rights. the concern for potential violence with the justices' ruling as we head to the midterm elections are both mentioned in the department of homeland security's new bulletin warning of hiding extremist threats. this week in north carolina, vandals sprayed threatening graffiti and broke windows at a clinic that does not perform abortions. and last month, abortion rights supporters protested ouzset conservative supreme court justices kavanaugh, john roberts, and samuel alito's homes believing the conservative majority will overturn roe v. wade attorney general merrick garland condemning all violence and threats against supreme court justices >> this kind of behavior is obviously behavior that we will not tolerate threats of violence and actual violence against the justices of course strike at the heart of our democracy and we will do everything we can to prevent them and to hold people who do
them accountable >> now, the senate has already passed a bill that would beef up security for supreme court justices and their families. today, mitch mcconnell demanded that the house pass it meanwhile, majority leader steny hoyer says he is hopeful that they are close to a vote meanwhile, over here, you can see u.s. marshals and montgomery county police are continuing to be stationed outside the home. shep >> shomari stone live, chevy chase, maryland. >> a billion dollars in claims against the fbi. accusing the agency of failing to act and keep women safe according to some of the well known names involved, that figure led to the sexual assault of dozens of young women and girls. >> lawyers for johnny depp and amber heard continuing their arguments outside the courtroom. depp's lawyers' response to social engineering that social media helped win their case. >> and americans are, of course, worried about historic
sdploo a group of u.s. olympic gymnasts and dozens of other women who say former dr. larry nassar abused them filing a more than $1 billion in claims against the fbi. their lawyers are arguing the agency knew back in 2015 about reports of abuse involving the sports doctor, but that they failed to act. dr. nassar has pleaded guilty to several sex abuse charges. he's now serving decades in prison attorneys filed the claims today. they come two weeks after the fbi decided not to charge two former fbi agents accused of mishandling this very investigation. aly raisman and
mckayla maroney are among the dozens of women filing claims. lawsuits could follow depending on the fbi's response. a group of 13 others filed a separate suit in april in a statement, maroney wrote, my fellow survivors and i were betrayed by every institution that was supposed to protect us. the u.s. olympic committee, usa gymn gymnastics, the fbi, and now the department of justice. it is clear that the only path to justice and healing is through the legal process. here's nbc's jay gray. >> they are olympic superstars, and survivors. >> no one at fbi, usag or the usopg did what was necessary to protect us we have been failed, and we deserve answers. >> now, they're demanding answers. 91 women and girls sexually abused by former usa gymnastics team doctor larry nassar have filed claims for more than a
billion dollars against the fbi, saying agents mishandled or ignored key evidence in their investigation. allegations they outlined in a senate hearing late last year. >> nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. it was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter >> in the same hearing, fbi director christopher wray, who wasn't leading the agency at the time, acknowledged mistakes in the case >> the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and '16 should never have happened. period >> one agent was fired, another retired. still, neither has faced criminal charges the fbi now has six months to reach a settlement with the gymnasts or deny the claims which would clear the way for a lawsuit to be filed. for the news, i'm jay gray >> johnny depp's lawyers shutting down suggestions that there was a coordinated social
media campaign against amber heard during their defamation trial. they spoke on the "today" show this morning and called the claims absolutely absurd they said johnny depp came out on top because he owned the issues >> my sense is that it had a lot to do with accountability. johnny owned his issues. he was very candid about his alcohol and drug issues. he was candid about some unfortunate texts he wrote, and i think it was a sharp contrast to ms. heard, who didn't seem or at least the jury may have perceived that she didn't take accountability for anything. >> last week, a jury ruled amber heard owed johnny depp $10 million in compensatory damages and another $5 million in punitive damages the judge cut the $5 million to $350,000 the jury also ruled that depp owes heard $2 million. in total, amber heard owes him
$8.3 million they plan to appeal the whole thing. last week, one of her attorneys suggested social media did affect the jury. depp's team responded to that today. >> it is everywhere, but at the same time, they were admonished every single night and they had a tremendous amount of respect, i think, for the court, and the process, and they were doing the best that they could. >> johnny depp posted this video yesterday on tiktok. in it, he thanked what he called his loyal and unwavering supporters he wrote, we will all move forward together heard's spokesperson responded in a statement saying, as johnny depp says he's moving forward, women's rights are moving backward the verdict's message to victims of domestic violence is, be afraid to stand up and speak out. new numbers out today on the housing market why a rate not seen in 22 years may have a huge effect on what homeowners can actually afford >> plus, kate snow on a potential breakthrough in the
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one in every ten americans has diabetes and type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90% of all cases that's from the cdc. the condition can mean a lifetime of expensive medication but now researchers are studying a whole new approach it uses low-carb diets to treat fat around internal organs potentially reversing diabetes in some cases. cnbc's kate snow spoke to a man -- nbc's kate snow spoke to a man who has seen life-changing results. >> he always thought hao was in pretty good shape. he's a personal trainer and realtor in birmingham, alabama but type 2 diabetes runs in his family >> my grandmother had diabetes, my mom, my sister has it
>> he was so busy, he used to grab fast food, sweet tea, energy drinks. >> people see you and think, oh, you work out you're healthy there's nothing wrong with you no, that's not the case. >> not if you're not eating right. >> exactly >> a few years ago, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and prescribed medicine, but he wanted alternatives so he volunteered for a study at the university of alabama at birmingham looking at two diets he was put on a low-carb diet for three months after tuesday, a box of food arrived with recipes >> so it's eggs with vegetables. >> no carbs. >> no carbs. >> nutrition researcher barbara launched the study five years ago. >> americans tend to eat a lot of sugar and carbohydrates, and you reach a limit to the ability to store those excess calories and that essentially is what ultimately leads to type 2 diabetes >> the white that we're seeing is the fat in between the organs >> that's right. >> the key to her study
targeting the fat around organs like the pancreas and liver. >> when someone has diabetes, they no longer have the ability really metabolize carbohydrates correctly, and we feel they're converting a lot of them to harmful fats that are stored in and around the organs. so we're taking the carbohydrates out of the diet with the idea if we do that, we may be able to allow the body to recover. >> could that potentially reverse type 2 diabetes? >> yes, it could >> the results so far are promising. >> for decades, people have been on medication for type 2 diabetes could this be a wholesale change in how you look at it? >> oh, it absolutely could be. i am convinced that we can treat individuals with type 2 diabetes with diet. >> today, celaf is no longer considers diabetic >> i may take a chocolate protein shake and eat some almonds, and to me, it was a hersheys almond bar. >> new habits he plans to keep for the news, i'm kate snow.
>> a win for elon musk the decision today by twitter's board as the world's richest man continues to negotiate his multi-billion dollar deal. >> preparing for primetime tomorrow night, the january 6th committee lays out its evidence during its first public hearing. a hearing drawing comparisons to watergate. but will it deliver? >> a look ahead when we reach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc.
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the labor department set to release the latest inflation snapshot that comes on friday the consumer price index measures how much people spend for goods and services the last one was historically awful. april saw the second biggest jump in inflation in four decades. president biden's approval rating is taking a beating on the heels of that, according to the latest abc news/ipsos poll, 61% of americans disapprove of the president's handling of the economy. just 37% say they approve. the poll suggests big trouble for democratic candidates ahead of the midterms. now some are pushing to take action ylan mui on capitol hill >> moderate democrats are pushing their party to fight harder against rising prices in hopes of avoiding a trouncing in the midterms the new democrat coalition released a detailed action plan on inflation today it's the largest voting bloc in
the caucus, and includes many vulnerable frontline members chairwoman suzan delbene told me voters are sick of gridlock and want to see results. >> good policy is good politics. people want to see -- want us to show them that governance is working and that we're focused on these issues and moving forward. >> several of the proposals go beyond what the white house has been willing to commit to. moderates want the administration to get rid of the tariffs on chinese goods, even though some labor unions are reluctant to lift them the group is also focused on nuts and bolts work force issues and calling on congress to speed up passage of bills already in the pipeline that address supply chains, advance manufacturing, and competition. but moderates steered clear of measures that had divided their members like cutting the federal gas tax. >> we have been very focused on getting bills all the way across the finish line to the president's desk we know we don't help folks until we get bills through the house, through the senate, and to the president's desk. and those margins are slim
>> in a letter to president biden, the moderates said fighting inflation requires an all hands on deck strategy and urged the administration to take additional steps to bring down prices and focus on what it's calling an affordability agenda they told me this should be job number one if democrats want to keep their jobs when voters go to the polls in november shep >> thanks. twitter blinks in its standoff with elon musk. that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. >> twitter's board ready to play ball in provide elon musk with a massive trove of internal data that's according to "the washington post. musk threatened to pull out of his $44 billion twitter deal earlier this week. he debated access to data that he says is necessary to evaluate the number of fake accounts on the site that data a pipeline of 500 million tweets each day. >> the demand for morgans hit a 22-year low. new data from the mortgage bankers association.
applications were down nearly 7% last week. it's a fourth straight week of declines surging mortgage rates crushing home purchases and refinancing >> the denver broncos have a new owner. the team announced they entered into a purchase agreement with a group that walmart heir rob walton leads the reported price tag, a mile-high $4.6 billion the sale subject to a vote of the nfl owners, but if confirmed it will by far be the largest ever sale of an american sports franchise. >> today at the pump, nationwide average for a gallon of gas, $4.95. gas up for 12 straight days. 16 states already averaging $5 a gallon california lead the pack at nearly $6.40 a gallon. >> on wall street, the dow down 269. s&p down 45. the nasdaq down 89 i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news
a rival to the pga the saudi arabia funded liv golf league tees off tomorrow with big money, big names, and lots of controversy a blow to progressives and their policies on crime. san francisco voters fire their district attorney. but first, the january 6th committee preparing for primetime. >> after ten months, more than 1,000 depositions, and interviews, and nearly 100 subpoenas, plus about 140,000 pages of records, the panel set to tell the american public what it uncovered starting tomorrow night at 8:00 eastern time the committee has promised new evidence and new testimony from witnesses. its job has been to investigate what happened on january 6th and the days before the violent mob attack at the capitol just as long makers inside were carrying out their constitutional duty to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election. today, congressman peter
aguilar, a democrat who sits on the committee, outlined what the panel's goal is and is not >> do you think that there is enough there to move on a criminal referral against former president donald trump >> that's not the task before the committee. so the task before the committee is to tell the truth and to find out what happened on january 6th. one level of accountability is in doing that work there are other levels of accountability that are the department of justice's responsibility >> telling the truth, finding out what happened. top republicans and allies of the former president do not see it that way. >> this committee is not about seeking the truth. it is a smear campaign against president donald trump, against republican members of congress, and against trump voters across this country >> the hearings to be televised and streamed across the major broadcast networks and cable networks including this one with one exception, fox news channel reports it will stick with regular programming and only cover the hearings as news
warrants the hearings nearly 50 years after another american president tried to undermine democracy nixon and the watergate scandal gave way to blockbuster televised senate hearings. they laid out the break-in at the dnc headquarters and more and what the president knew and when he knew it. >> when did you first begin planning the cover-up? >> i think there was no question that the cover-up began that saturday when we realized it was a break-in >> after the extent of the cover-up was made public, nixon would go on to resign in disgrace according to gallup, 71% of all americans tuned in to the hearings at some point a hard act to follow in these partisan times for perspective tonight, historian michael beschloss, nbc news contributor michael, 2022 is no 1973 how in many ways will this be different tomorrow >> well, in more ways than one, shep glad to see you. 1973, if you were someone who watched tv, and i did, i was 17 years old that summer, 1973,
there are basically three networks, nbc, abc, cbs. very fledgling pbs would rerun the hearings in the evening. the point is if you turned on your tv, you were likely to see those hearings during the day. >> what can the committee learn from how those hearings were prosecuted there was less showmanship, more focus on the evidence. >> it was in a time that was long ago and far away. both parties voted for this committee. both parties more or less supported this investigation and both parties at the endof it when it revealed that richard nixon had done things that might have violated the constitution, could have sent him to jail, three republicans went to the white house in 1974 and told their president, you have to go. >> i want to read you a short excerpt from what woodward and buernstein wrote for the washington post. >> both nixon and trump have been willing prisoners of their
dilutions to dominate and to hold political power by virtually any means. they defined two of the most dangerous and troubling eras of american history michael, if nothing else, canthies hearings maybe give a little closure >> i think they can get some closure, but if some of the things that are being suggested now actually happened, richard nixon is put in the shade by donald trump and his people. no president before donald trump tried to engineer a coup d'etat, if that's what this is, an insurrection, attack on congress and the capitol, in order to retain power even though he was not elected. we don't have all the evidence on that. we won't at the end of tomorrow night, but if we watch, we'll get a little closer. >> i'm guessing the audience is not the far right, which has already made up its mind or the far left, but the people in the middle maybe going what is this, or maybe who don't follow it as closely as you or i do
>> in 1973, there were big conservative nixon supporters who watched the mainstream media, which they largely do not now in many cases, supporters of president trump. and they were persuaded that richard nixon had done things that they as defenders of law and order would not approve of if richard nixon were guilty of the things he was accused of in 1973 and 1974, there's a good chance he would have gotten free >> michael beschloss, thanks so much you can watch the hearings in pr primetime tomorrow night right after the news on cnbc >> voters in one of the most liberal cities in america kicked the city's progressive prosecutor right out of office the people of san francisco recalled the district attorney last night supporters of the recall cheered as the results came in >> 61% >> in the end, about 60% of voters supported the recall.
his critics accused him of being soft on crime. they cited brazen robberies like this one at a louis vuitton store. he promised to reform the criminal justice system, end cash bail, and stop prosecuting minors as adults last night, he said he lost because a right-wing billionaire and his campaign outspent him three to one >> they exploited an environment in which people are appropriately upset. and they created an electoral dynamic where we were literally shadow boxing. voters wr not asked to choose between criminal justice reform and something else they were given an opportunity to voice their frustration and their outrage and they took that opportunity. >> well, san francisco's mayor will choose his replacement. that person will be d.a. until the city holds regularly scheduled elections in november of next year >> in los angeles, the two democratic candidates for mayor are headed for a run-off since neither got 50% of the vote. congresswoman karen bass facing off the billionaire former republican rick caruso
caruso far outspent all of his opponents with a mostly self-funded campaign it shelled out a whopping $34 million. congresswoman bass spent just under $3 million also on ballots across the country last night, five republican congressmen who backed forming the january 6th committee to investigate the insurrection all five appear likely to survive their primaries. the california congressman david valadeo's race still too close to call. in mississippi, congressman michael guest said to face off against former navy pilot michael cassidy later this month. cassidy's running to the right of guest he's promised to introduce articles of impeachment against president biden if the voters of mississippi elect him. >> right now, president biden's attending the summit of the americas in los angeles. it's an event that brings together leaders from north, central, and south america every three years. they're set to discuss a wide range of issues including immigration, climate change, and
economic trade but the summit's really being overshadowed this time by who's not attending and why. cnbc's senior white house kra correspondent kayla tausche live at the summit. >> the summit is just getting under way a few blocks from here president biden is set to give remarks next hour. he will be addressing an audience that includes 23 heads of state, but it's the absence of other countries from these critical conversations on trade, climate, and migration that is making the news. president biden as the leader of the host country, decided venezuela, nicaragua, and cuba didn't mead a democratic litmus test despite being included in the past mexico's leader bowing out, boycotting that exclusion. mexico's absence raising questions about the effectiveness of a new migration pact emerging from the summit that would see other countries step up to house refugees and about $2 billion in new private sector assistance to shore up the economies of northern triangle countries
a senior administration official adamant mexico represented by its foreign minister would sign on to the efforts and presidents biden and lopez obrador would be meeting in person later on this summer even so, experts are underwhelmed richard haass called the summit a debacle, a diplomatic own goal the focus is on who will and will not be there, unclear is why we pressed for it to happen. even here on the world stage, president biden will see his most pressing domestic issue hanging overhead he'll be forced to address those persistent inflation figures when they're released this friday >> kayla tausche live in los angeles. the white house making a decision on funding the fight against covid. how much it's spending and what it's sacrificing to buy vaccines for the fall, as moderna comes out to say it has a booster ready that's not like the others for same-sex couples who wand a child, it's an expensive process. it's usually in the six digits and insurance companies don't
as a weapon. that today from the head of the european commission. she says the russian blockade of ukrainian grain could cause a global food crisis >> this is a cold, callous, and calculated siege by putin on some of the most vulnerable countries and people in the world. and therefore, all of the members, food has become now part of the kremlin's arsenal of terror >> ukraine is one of the world's largest exporters of wheat, corn, and sunflower oil, but russia's invasion and blockade of the ukrainian ports has halted much of that flow, endangering many developing countries, especially in africa. >> meanwhile, the radiation detectors at the defunct chernobyl are back online now.
the nuclear watchdog reports levels are normal. >> the kremlin is trying to deepen its hold on occupied territory in the south russian officials now claim to have restored roads, rails, and critical freshwater canal there. experts say that could help russia cement its dominance in that region. the white house planning to redirect more than $10 billion in existing covid money to buy more vaccines and treatments for the fall, but that move appears to come at a big cost. a white house official tells nbc news the government will now have to cut funding that it set aside for at-home covid tests and personal protective equipment. the official says they don't have enough cash for new vaccines and treatments because congress hasn't approved the funding. the redirected money will allow the use to start ordering more shots for the fall, but the white house official says they still won't be able to buy enough for every american who wants one. scientists continue to monitor omicron's subvariants that are
spreading in the united states as moderna just released encouraging new data about its booster shot meg tirrell covers science and medicine for us. why are the hype, meg? >> moderna says this is its lead candidate for a booster for the fall although the decision on what the fall shots actually look like and who should get them will of up to the fda and the cdc. the company's executives today detailed why they believe seasonal boosters will be necessary. they say neutralizing antibody levels with wane, increasing the risk of hospitalization for older adults and others at high risk they also argue new varnlts of concern could make that even worse. so what are they aiming for with the fall booster they want to improve the durability of neutralizing antibodies against omicron to at least six months meaning the full fall/winter infection season they want to retain good protection against prior variants, and broaden immunity in case of a new variant that comes along midyear. in the results today, they argue this combo vaccine should do
that it produced higher antibodies against omicron a month after the shot compared with a booster of the original vaccine alone. now, pfizer is also working on updated boosters looking at protecting against the original strain, omicron, and the combination as well. and also testing higher doses of a boost. they tell us they expect results relatively soon. shep >> meg, when is the fda going to consider all of this >> yeah, they're meeting with their advisers june 28th about three weeks from now, to discuss what the fall boosters should look like a key question which is almost impossible to predict is whether a surprise new variant will pop up this year that thuwaters the vaccine's protection even further. a reason epidemiologist mike osterholm told me it would be good to keep protection against the original strain along with omicron or other variants in the updated shots. even as it stands now, several subvariants of omicron have taken over in the u.s. each more contagious that the previous version
one called ba.2.1.1, but others are starting to gain ground, and we don't have data on how well the combo vaccine holds up against those. >> meg tirrell, thank you. celebrating pride here in pride month. and as part of our coverage, we're focusing tonight on the challenges that some in the lgbtq plus community face when starting a family. many insurance companies that offer fertility treatments do not pay for same-sex couples and as cnbc's contessa brewer reports, cost for surrogates are soaring. >> i now pronounce you husband and husband. >> zach and greg's love story began eight years ago. >> one of the things that became very clear is we both wanted children >> but their dreams of a family still haven't become a reality >> it is a bit of a roller coaster. there's ups and downs. >> we probably would have had kids a couple years ago if we had money at the time. it's something you really have to plan for and save for
>> greg knows the financing challenges he's also the chief financial officer for a surrogacy agency in california. same-sex couples often choose between adoption and assisted reproduction, which involves sperm or egg donors. if a surrogate is needed, the cost can skyrocket to $200,000 or more. >> there are only a handful of states with any kind of fertility insurance mandates, and a lot of times they are very sort of gender specific and they're not inclusive of lgbtq intended parents in general. >> that because they typically define infur ertility as a medi problem only after a year of trying to get pregnant naturally. a few companies now offer benefits to help all employees create a family, money that can be applied even for adoption or surrogacy. google, meta, and starbucks among them >> we know by continuing to cocreate with our partners on the benefits that are most
meaningful for them and their families we can continue to attract and retain great talent at starbucks >> where a handful of companies are leading, state legislatures are lagging. >> we want to make sure that adoption and surrogacy are covered to the extent that, you know, treatment for the disease of infertility or medical treatment is also covered. state legislatures, unfortunately, we're seeing more legislation that's designed to discriminate against the lgbtq community from adopting. >> rude awakening coming >> greg and zach have saved the money, they have the embryos and expect to be matched with a surrogate in the next couple weeks. >> i'm equal parts excited and terrified about this whole process. >> another big challenge for gay couples, the push for more restrictive abortion laws. those laws may end up applying to the way embryos are creating, stored, or destroyed and
contracts often include language on when a pregnancy can or should be terminated they advise intended parents to avoid using surrogates from states with the toughest anti-abortion laws >> contessa, thanks. the pga is facing some competition from some of its biggest players and deep pockets in saudi arabia. what fans can expect, and the apologies already being made as the rival league gets ready to tee off. todd and julie chrisley, they shot to fame in that reality show they named -- they kind of knew best. now they're facing decades in prison
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it's called liv golf invitational saudi arabia's bank rolling it and the analysts say the country is using the tournament as a way to sort of clean up its image after all the accusations of human rights abuses and the killing of jamal khashoggi it's lured some of golf's biggest stars. phil mickelson, dustin johnson, and sergio garcia. bryson dechambeau and patrick reed also reportedly set to join them all the players in the liv golf invitational set to make huge money. but it could cost them the chance to compete in the pga here's cnbc's perry russom >> it's considered the rebel league among golf insiders >> i think it's going to be very excited. i'm excited about playing. >> an alternative to the pga tour liv has fewer rounds, a shotgun start, and a team format that includes a draft that could be confused for a night in vegas. >> we're here. it's happening
it's live. >> there's also much more money on the line. $25 million is up for grabs at each tournament. that's more than any pga tour event. players including dustin johnson have voluntarily resigned their membership to the pga tour, after pga threats of disciplinary action. >> i chose what's best for me and my family. >> after joining liv, johnson was dropped by a do sponsor, the royal bank of canada >> very important to see hot the fans say do they actually go to the tournaments? do they watch on whatever streaming they're able to? >> in february, when asked about the potential for a saudi league, phil mickelson reportedly called the saudis scary mother expletives to get involved with. >> i'm sorry for that, and for the hurt it's caused a lot of people >> four months later, he's preparing to tee off >> i don't condone human rights violations at all. >> mickelson is being accused of helping the saudis with sports washing. when a government works to rebuild a reputation with the
help of famous athletes. >> in the game of golf i have seen unify and bring people together >> players across the league are facing similar questions >> if saudi arabia wanted to use the game of golf as a way for them to get to where they want to be and they have the resources to accelerate that experience, you know, i think we're proud to help them on that journey. >> mickelson was clearly careful with his words today, after one question, he waited 12 seconds before saying he wasn't going to answer liv has five tournaments here in the u.s. in oregon, miami, boston, and here in chicago. shep >> perry russom live for us tonight. >> chrisley knows the who scal, or he may. the federal jury convicted the reality tv stars todd and julie cristly of fraud and tax evasion. they announced the verdict after a three-week trial the jury found chrisley knows
best duo guilty of conspiring to defraud multiple banks of more than $30,000 worth of fraudulent loans. prosecutors say the couple used the loans to pay off debt and buy expensive cars and jewelry jurors also found julie chrisley guilty of ubstobstruction of justice. she reportedly used glue and tape to alter official documents connected to the family's finances their show is still on usa network is reportedly still planning to air season nine starting later this month. usa, by the way, is owned by cnbc's parent company, nbc universal. a judge scheduled to sentence the chrisleys in october they each face up to 30 years in prison hurricanes get names, right? but should heat waves? it's an idea that's picking up support. the rockefeller foundation resilience center is pushing the idea to raise awareness about heat waves they argue if you name them,
people will be more likely to take precautions and prepare for them according to the national weather service, heat waves on average kill more people every year than all other weather related disasters combined savile, spain, starts naming them this summer athens, greece, and los angeles and miami are other cities considering following suit they're using a three category system extreme heat predicted for the southwest this weekend, temperatures in parts of california, nevada, and arizona could reach highs of 110 degrees or more. 22 million people in those areas under high heat alerts 70 seconds left on a race to the finish house democrats passed a gun safety package just a short time ago. but it likely has no chance in the u.s. senate. it comes after heartwrenching testimony on capitol hill today from the parents of a uvalde shooting victim and from a girl who survived by playing dead and
covering herself in a classmate's blood. >> more than 90 women including simone biles and other usa olympic gymnasts are filing a more than billion dollars in claims against the fbi they say the agency botched its investigation of former team usa dr. larry nassar and failed to act on reports of sexual abuse >> tomorrow, the january 6th committee holds its first public hearing. it will be live in primetime and we'll have coverage right here on cnbc and now you know the news of this wednesday, june 8th, 2022 i'm shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter at the news on cnbc, and listen to the podcast on apple, spotify, and your favorite podcast platform
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