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that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thanks for watching. to find it right here for you. the news with shepard smith starts now might a summer tax freeze take the heat off inflation? i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc i'm calling on congress to suspend the federal gas tax for the next 90 days >> would that ease the pain at the pump in 2008, candidate obama called a gas tax holiday -- >> a gimmick >> we'll drill down on what it could accomplish for american families >> reactions in texas from the stunning revelations about the police response to the uvalde school massacre. >> i don't even know who to believe right now. >> as texas big city mayors push
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for change >> a powerful earthquake strikes, killing more than 1,000 people homes flattened in afghanistan what we've learned as the taliban plead for the world to help >> gabby petito's family in court in the first case since brian laundrie murdered their daughter what the petitos are seeking >> the nfl commissioner on capitol hill after new allegations against a team owner. >> the new push to remove juul e-cigarettes from american stores >> and back to the future. the musical. >> live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. president biden is urging the congress to temporarily pause the federal gas tax. ax it for three months to give americans what he calls
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breathing room, as the average price at the pump remains a stubbornly high of $5 or so a gallon but the president acknowledged a gas tax holiday not a permanent solution >> doesn't reduce all the pain but it would be a big help i'm doing my part. i want the gres, the states, and the industry to do their part as well >> right now, there's an 18-cent federal tax on a gallon of regular gas. 24 cents off a gallon of diesel. the predsident's plan would suspend those taxes for three months but it faces an uphill battle in congress many lawmakers are hesitant to support the move, some of those in his own party here's the problem economists say lowering gas prices temporarily would only boost demand meaning greater supply shortages and in turn, higher prices a gas tax holiday, they tell us, could also make inflation worse, not better the white house estimates it would cost the federal government roughly $10 billion
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earlier this week, an economic adviser to president obama and the former treasury secretary in the clinton administration called the plan a gimmick. because it doesn't fix the root causes of soaring gas prices we have coverage from all angles analysis from "squawk on the street's" cohost david faber, reporting from ylan mui on the fed's plan to fight inflation. first, cnbc's or i should say nbc's kristen welker on the president's push to bring down gas prices >> under pressure with gas prices hovering around $5 a gallon ahead of the july 4th holiday, president biden today calling for a suspension in the gas tax. >> i fully understand that the gas tax holiday alone is not going to fix the problem but it will provide families some immediate relief. >> he's asking congress to hit pause on the federal gas tax for three months the government taxes gas at 18 cents a gallon, much of that money goes to the highway trust fund, which pays for road construction white house officials project the president's proposal would
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cost $10 billion, but insists they'll find the funds elsewhere. the president also said prices could come down as much as a dollar a gallon if states suspend their gas tax, and oil companies increase refining capacity drivers expressing mixed reaction >> any little buit helps kwd like to see more >> you cannot buy anything for 18 cents >> gas prices are down 6 cents from the record high set last week thanks to a drop in global oil prices, but some top economists warn a gas tax holiday could add to inflation many republicans blasted the move >> this ineffective stunt will join president biden's other ineffective stunt on gas prices. even some democrats lukewarm. >> i support it, but i think we need to be honest about it it's not going to show a dramatic change in gas prices unless states follow suit. >> it's not clear there are enough votes to pass it.
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speaker pelosi today saying we will see where the consensus lies >> kristen welker reporting tonight. >> the federal reserve might be able to bring down inflation without tanking the economy. but a recession is certainly a possibility. so reassuring, from the fed chair jay powell he testified on capitol hill today before the senate banking committee. powell tried to reassure lawmakers that the fed still has the ability to fight inflation >> we have both the tools we need and the resolve it will take to restore price stability on behalf of american families and businesses >> with inflation running at a 40-year high, powell says more rate hikes are likely on the way, but democratic senator elizabeth warren cautioned that could end up raising unemployment, without actually lowering inflation >> you know what's worse than high inflation and low unemployment it's high inflation and a recession with millions of people out of work and i hope you'll reconsider
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that as you drive this -- before you drive this economy off a cliff. >> chair powell admits it will be very challenging to pull off a so-called soft landing, meaning the fed cools off the economy and brings down ifflation without causing a major downturn it's a tall order. cnbc's senior congressional correspondent ylan mui now ylan >> shep, the chairman of the federal reserve is arguably the most powerful person in the entire global economy. but while powell says he has the tools to fight inflation, he spent most of his time today telling lawmakers there are still limits to what the fed can do >> we know our tulles can't ulfect certain aspects of inflation, and there's really not anything that we can do about oil prices we don't have tools that would address these practices that you're discussing. >> chair powell, will the fed's interest rate increases bring food prices down for families? >> i wouldn't say so, no
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>> the fed steers the economy by adjusting interest rates it's a blunt instrument that can tamp down prices but choke off demand in the process. so lawmakers on both sides of the aisle tried to push powell on what else could be done by the white house or by congress >> i'm not trying to get you to endorse legislation. look, mr. chairman, we got a hell of a mess here. okay inflation is hitting my people so hard, they're coughing up bones. >> now, the fed is an independent institution, and powell tried to stay out of the politics he said the chances of a recession are not elevated right now, but no one is really very good at forecasting. >> certainly a possibility it's not our intended outcome at all, but it's certainly a possibility. and frankly, the events of the last few months around the world have made it more difficult for us to achieieve what we want. >> powell stated unequivocally that interest rates will
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continue to rise, but shep, it's still not clear how far or how fast the fed will need to go to get prices back under control. >> ylan, thanks very much. for analysis, david faber is with us in the late night. good to see you. >> good to be here >> the fed says they may be able to bring inflation down without hurting the economy, but really tricky proposition >> that's the thing many markets are focused on every day, and every day, we seem to have a different decision that the market makes in terms of whether that's likely. called a soft landing, and the question is, can you really raise rates to the extent that jerome powell is talking about push off inflation, bring it way down, but not slow the economy so that you have a recession or if you have a recession, a very mild one. that's the question that we're talking about every day. >> yeah. on the gas tax holiday proposal from the president or urge from the president, is that a political gimmick in your mind, or is that something that could have a real effect for families?
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>> it's not clear it would have a real effect, and it's very unclear whether it would get past congress, which you know and we have heard about as well. the biden administration is very focused on gas prices. they have been taken to task, the oil industry of late and sort of a back and forth there about what the real problem may be and like so many things, i don't think it's black and white there's a lot of gray here very much unclear to me whether it would really have a substantial impact in terms of whether they were able to get that gas tax to go away, the 18 cents, 24 for diesel and it would be only for a period of a number of months, but at least in the driving season >> you know the markets, last couple days, you know, it's looked pretty good dead cat bounce or did we find a bottom how do you see it? >> do i look like jim cramer to you? i have to ask him that i don't have an answer for you what i will say is that what i continue to hear is a lot of uncertainty as the fed continues back to what we were just talking about, to raise rates. during a period like that, if
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you don't know whether they're going to stop and what they're going to stop at, what the ultimate rate is and when that's going to be, it can be very difrl for markets. we can see what we call bear market rallies but there are many market participants who are still afraid to fully commit to the idea we hit a bottom >> we'll see what tomorrow brings david, thank you >> sure. the day after the shooting, that's the last time the mayor of uvalde, texas, says he got a briefing on the school massacre there. and he is not happy about yesterday's public hearing on the investigation. >> we had the bozo the clown show at the senate today >> why he's accusing the state's top cop of lying, as we're just learning of a new move against the school police chief, pete arredondo. what looks like an agreement on new gun legislation in the u.s. senate is now threatened in the u.s. house the two top republicans reportedly now making a big turn and inflation is climbing.
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the uvalde school district police chief is out. just moments ago, the superintendent there released a statement saying he's placing the chief on administrative leave. nearly a month after a gunman killed 21 people at robb elementary school. the superintendent said he hadn't planned to make any personnel changes until the investigation is over, but law enforcement is not providing him with the details he wrote in part because of the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when i'll receive the results of the investigation, i have made the decision to place chief arredondo on administrative leave effective on this date
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>> last night, we learned the mayor of uvalde is very angry. and has fighting words for texas' top cop mayor don mclaughlin said the gloves are off now he accused the head of the state's department of public safety of lying, leaking, or misleading the public to distance his own troopers from the response to the robb elementary school shooting >> i xoebt know if it's political or not if it is, they ought to be tarred and feathered and run out of the state >> that after the state public safety director called the police response to the shooting an abject failure. the mayor confirmed the city plans to demolish the school he said no child or teacher should ever have to go back into the building where an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 students and 2 teachers with an ar-15 style weapon perry russom is live in uvalde victims' families still have so
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many questions about what happened >> yeah, shep. the main issues really are how come the story keeps changes every time police talk, and why are police telling the story in austin to the state lawmakers instead of the parents right here in uvalde around ryan ramirez's neck hangs a new chain. and on his arm, a tattoo of his daughter's handwriting >> that is actually her signature. >> it's been a month since his alithia was killed at robb elementary >> i don't know who to believe right now. >> have the parents been briefed at all >> no. >> do you know where your daughter was in the room when she died >> no. no i haven't. >> what do you want to know? >> i just want to know, you know, was it for her, was it quick and easy >> this week, as state investigators outline the massacre to state representatives in austin, families and city leaders in uvalde say they have been left
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in the dark. >> it pisses me off that i can't give you answers or get you answers. >> last night's uvalde's mayor revealing he has not been briefed since the day after the shooting >> maybe the headlines are going to be city of uvalde sues the dps, the district attorney for information, because we aren't getting it any other way >> at the memorial outside the school, a dirt path has been created by the feet of thousands of visitors. signs left behind fade in the texas sun. flowers wither in the town square, michael brown holds a sign, he paid $75 to have made >> we need to get rid of him he failed our children >> just in the last day, we had that information coming from mccraw >> the only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering room 111 and 112 was the on scene commander >> then the information coming from the mayor after that. >> i wonder who the hell is in charge of this investigation because you can't get a straight answer >> who do you believe in this whole situation?
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>> to be honest, i have -- i don't know who to trust. you know, right now, i'm going off that photo and that says a lot. >> and that picture he was talking about is the photo that has now gone viral of police standing in the hallway with the gunman still in the classroom as they waited for 1 hour, 14 minutes, and 8 seconds, shep >> perry, there seems to be a similar frustration today from mayors of a lot of texas cities. they seem to want action from governor abbott. >> right 13 mayors from the most populous cities and towns in texas, they're asking for a special legislative session where they can try and enact some kind of gun reform, including universal background checks to buy any gun and raising the age to buy an assault rifle in texas from 18 to 21, shep. >> perry russom live tonight in uvalde a bipartisan deal on guns has cleared its first hurdle in the u.s. senate. but now the bill is facing
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republican headwinds in the house. today, the house gop leaders kevin mccarthy and steve scuslees reportedly announced in a closed door meeting they will oppose the gun package and whip up votes against it. notably, scalise is a shooting survivor himself the senate's latest attempt to do anything about mass shootings comes in the wake of the racist ram pain at a grocery store in buffalo, new york, and of course, the slaughter of the elementary school students and their teachers in uvalde if congress passes this bill, it would be the most significant gun safety legislation in nearly three decades. but time and again, we have seen gun reform proposals rise and fall after shootings inamerica the question is, will thistime be different cnbc's shomari stone on what's in the bill and the road ahead >> gun safety legislation is making its way through the senate >> well this time is different >> receiving enough republican support to clear a procedural hurdle >> this time, the democrats came
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our way and agreed to advance some commonsense solutions >> the vote signaling better odds the full measure passes in the senate >> the bill is real progress it will save lives and it is my intention to make sure the senate passes this bill >> the bipartisan deal incentivizes states to pass red flag laws, increases penalties for gun traffickers, enhances a background check for gun buyers under 21, and closes the so-called boyfriend loophole, which prevents romantic partners convicted of domestic violence from buying guns >> the significant thing we were able to get in response to that was an agreement to limit the bar to firearms to five years. i think that was a significant step in the right direction, and that's what we agreed to do. >> 14 senate republicans alongside all 50 democrats voted to advance the gun safety bill which would be enough to clear the chamber's 60-vote filibuster
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on a final vote. >> i am more than optimistic i am all but certain that we're going to have strong bipartisan support. >> if passed in the senate, the measure heads to the democratic-controlled house where it can likely bass without republican support despite opposition from gop leadership, some republicans are onboard. on twitter, republican congressman tony gonzalez, who represents the district of inuvalde mass shooting, says, quote, as a congressman, it's my duty to pass laws that never infringe on the constitution while protecting the lives of the innocent in the upcoming days i look forward to voting yes on the bipartisan safer communities act. senate majority leader chuck schumer's goal is to hold a final vote by friday before congress leaves for a two-week july 4th recess, shep. >> all right, thanks very much appreciate it. a powerful earthquake, the deadliest in the region in decades. at least 1,000 people killed,
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and many more hurt in afghanistan, and in response, the taliban make an unexpected decision plus, the department of justice in the spotlight at the next congressional hearing on the capitol insurrection how the committee plans to show that former president trump pressured the department of justice to help overturn the election in which rm
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afghanistan already suffering a dire humanitarian crisis and a brutal rule of the taliban now a devastating earthquake has rocked the war-torn country killing more than 1,000 people. it struck in the middle of the night and flattened homes while many afghans were asleep in a rare move, the taliban supreme leader is pleading for help from the international community. reporting now from our sister network, sky news, and their correspondent. >> this quiet rural area in eastern afghanistan was this morning met by sheer destruction. a powerful earthquake rocking the mountainous region, has crippled homes, livelihoods, and killed hundreds. this is afghanistan's deadliest natural disaster for more than 20 years and with a backdrop of drought, a hunger crisis, and abandonment from the international community, its effects are catastrophic with many international aid
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agencies feeding the country after the taliban takeover last year, a response was slow. >> we're suffering the worst drought for 37 years, a malnutrition crisis, the spread of preventable diseases such as diarrhea and measles this has come at exactly the wrong time >> the de facto government sent helicopters to help lift the injured to safety, but on the ground in these hard to reach areas without major international aid presence, treating people is proving difficult. sky news, pakistan >> well, an attack on american base in syria wounded four u.s. troops that was in april. and now, a suspect arrested. an american airman how officials say he may have carried out the attack on his fellow troops. and the washington commanders owner dan snyder, a no-show on capitol hill today for a hearing about his football
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team's workplace culture the nfl commissioner was there what roger goodell had to say about the allegations of misconduct, as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news on cnbc.
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ever been to the met the works inside the metropolitan museum are awe-inspiring. they've got a new exhibit now from people most art lovers have
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never heard of, but they're the very heart and soul of the met itself here's nbc's harry smith >> reporter: as an exhibition design manager at the met dan kershaw has helped display works by picasso and soon van gogh this, however, is different. >> it's not off putting in a way that art may intimidate people >> reporter: no, this art was created by a people who work here, a kind of art kaleidoscope of almost 500 pieces from curators to security guards. jerry works in the education department, his own photograph a wall of great masterpieces >> people are able to see the talent that lives and breaths here in this building. >> reporter: a perfect example by elena who works in textiles that's her in the photograph weaving. is this the painting you're paying homage to >> yes, it is. the lace maker
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we tried to capture the colors and overall aesthetic in an updated way. >> reporter: this is so cool millions of people visit the met each year, the art beyond value. lambert fernando has a piece, too. >> we all share a common interest which is to preserve and protect art for eternity >> reporter: to have your own work on display? >> inspiring >> reporter: check out this piece, priceless for the news, i'm harry smith. well, the struggle to process tax returns, that's what's topping cnbc's on the money. the irs making progress on the pandemic era backlog of tax filing the agency reports it has about 200,000 individual returns left to process from last year.
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it also has to deal with 19 million total returns from this year that's more than twice as many as in a typical year the irs feeling the heat as many taxpayers wait for their refunds while inflation soars. costs to build an electric vehicle have skyrocketed since the pandemic average raw material costs total nearly $8,300 in may, up 142% from two years ago according to data from firm alex materials used for ev batteries powering the surge lithium up 341% since may of 2020 costs for both nickel and cobalt more than doubled. and marty mcfly's future is on broadway. a back to the future musical set to come to the great white way the producers announce their packing up the deloran after a successful run at london's west end. marty and doc brown set to hit
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broadway next year today at the pump the national average price for gas $4.95 a gallon, down for eight straight days, more than 6 cents over that time but still up 36 cents from a month ago and a $1.89 year over year on wall street the dow down 47, the s&p down 5 the nasdaq down 16 i'm shepherd smith on cnbc it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news gabby petito's murder reaches a courtroom, but will it get to a jury her family outlines their case the next january 6th hearing tomorrow afternoon what the committee plans to focus on this time but first, the nfl commissioner roger goodell on capitol hill and house lawmakers grilled him during a contentious 2 1/2 hour hearing the focus today, how the league handled accusations of sexual harassment and workplace
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misconduct within the washington commanders organization. >> it is clear to me that the workplace in washington was unprofessional and unacceptable in numerous respects bullying, widespread disrespect toward colleagues, use of demeaning language, public embarrassment and harassment for the past year daniel snyder has not attended league or committee meetings and to the best of my knowledge has not been involved in day to day operations at the commanders >> this is daniel snyder owner of the team. lawmakers invited him to show up for the hearing, but he was a no-show. the committee released new documents alleging dan snyder conducted a shadow investigation of his own, trying to discredit former employees and accuse other workers of sexual harassment it also argues he used private investigators to intimidate witnesses. the committee chair says she now plans to issue a subpoena to pressure dan snyder to testify next week. in a statement to nbc news a spokesperson for snyder wrote it
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is clear the house oversight committee's investigation of the outcome of it is set into the washington commanders was predetermined from the beginning. hopefully the committee will utilize its resources going forward for more pressing national matters instead of an issue a football team addressed years ago. lawmakers today called on goodell to ask snyder to step down as the team owner goodell says he doesn't have the authority to do that kevin, good to see you again you've covered the team for years. what do you make of the allegations for the first place and the fact they're only coming to light in such detail now? >> well, "the washington post" actually got their hands on the report -- the report of the $1.6 million settlement to a woman who claimed that she was
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sexually harassed by dan snyder back in 2009 they actually got that report back in december 2020 but did not have the details of it until just now those allegations coming out and making the situation even uglier than it was before and so today i think you saw the out laying of this entire case for the public and, you know, what struck me about it was just the fact that if not for the opaqueness of this investigation by the nfl into the washington football team's workplace culture in the first place, there may not have been a hearing and if not for the arrogance of the owner of the team, dan snyder, who is somewhere docked with his yacht in france right now rather than appearing to an invitation to this hearing, it may have just died down today. but now we have the threat of a
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subpoena, which you know that means someone is going to be -- going to be deposed and now he's going to be sworn to an oath to testify to what is happening so in a lot of ways this -- the nfl and dan snyder have really cooked themselves in this situation. >> the scandals have really surrounded dan snyder and for that matter other nfl owners for years. at what point in your estimation does the league and team owners say enough is enough, you've got to go? >> well, the thing is that dan snyder is roger goodell's boss roger goodell's commissioner works at the behest of the owners which is why they pay him some $60 million a year i think was his last take from the league he did his due diligence today, which was to stand up there and take all the arrows from capitol hill while dan snyder was off in
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europe and basically thumbing his nose at lawmakers on capitol hill so, you know, at what point do they decide to -- to call dan snyder on the carpet and to push him out? i think only when it affects their pocketbook and, you know, i -- the sinning cynic in me has looked at this kind of like the way this donald sterling existed in the nba for so many years despite he was such an onerous owner. dan snyder is not a threat right now to other owners in the league his team is not competitive and so far he doesn't cost them any money. and as bad as any other owner may be in this league they can always point back to washington and say this guy is worse than i am and i think that's the situation they're in right now >> wow, kevin blackistone, a very sad state thanks very much the january 6th committee with a new focus in its next hearing set for tomorrow afternoon.
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the plan, they tell us, lay out the case that then-president trump tried to corrupt the justice department and use the doj to help overturn the election so that he could stay in power in the afternoon public hearing we're expecting to hear testimony from mr. trump's acting attorney general jeffrey rosen and rosen's deputy at the time, richard donohue. they've both pushed back on mr. trump's election lies and donohue threatened to resign when he threatened to replace rosen with jeffrey clark clark is a little known doj official who allegedly pushed his colleagues to investigate bogus voter fraud theories that even asked the justice department to instruct states to decertify joe biden's victory. after tomorrow's hearing there won't be enough one until next month. we just learned that today it's a major scheduling change that the committee chair has just announced members say they need more time to review some brand new evidence seems they just got their hands on hours of video from a
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documentary filmmaker who spent nearly a year following mr. trump and his inner circle leading up to the insurrection the january 6th committee hearings continue the public ones tomorrow afternoon 3:00 eastern with a focus on the former president's efforts to influence the justice department to overturn the election results. full coverage here tomorrow night on "the news." can exxonmobil really go green? david faber spent months on end to find out. he went by land, sea and air he survived the mission and joins us next. plus new guidelines for sleeping babies just released by the american academy of pediatrics the first time in years they've changed. what the academy now says parents should never do. policy you n er need? now you can sell your policy - even a term policy - for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly
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one of the state's most notorious lock ups, rikers island the department of corrections announcing today that nine people have died in new york state custody so far this year activists have been calling for improvements at rikers island after reports of deplorable and inhumane conditions there. the city mayor eric adams toured the jail today promising to create safer conditions and announcing plans to crack down on crime behind bars the mayor also said many prisoners come into the system with pre-existing conditions like heart disease and diabetes, and he suggested that has led to some of the deaths in jail military police have arrested an american airman in connection with a bomb attack that wounded four u.s. troops on a u.s. base in syria it happened back in april. an air force spokeswoman says military officials arrested the airman last week at an undisclosed location here in the u.s. he'd just returned home from syria, we're told and is currently in pretrial confinement.
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the military initially blamed that attack on indirect fire but later said somebody deliberately placed explosives on the base at an ammunition holding area and shower facility. officials say the accused airman is an explosives expert. doctors treated the four injured service members for possible traumatic brain injuries they're all back on the job. for more than a century exxonmobil has pumped oil to fuel the united states now a new challenge for the company. increase production while lowering carbon emissions. so what's the plant the for his new documentary exxonmobil at the crossroads, cnbc's david faber got access to find out >> reporter: in all my years of reporting i never thought i'd find myself here or here or here but it's what i had to do to get here
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before i could step foot on this exxonmobil vessel, 120 miles off the coast of ghyana, i had to go through safety training. first i spend a few hours in the classroom with my instructor, took a written exam, and then i suited up. once i had my gear sorted out, my classmates and i headed to the pool >> everyone start coming on and sit wherever you want. >> reporter: after we practiced for in-flight emergencies we were ready to really get our feet wet there's a lot to learn about surviving at sea, but none of it matters if you don't survive the initial crash. buckled into a seat, dropped into the pool and flipped an unknown number of times, i had to make my way to the surface, pushing out windows, pulling myself across a row to an open exit in the dark and with sirens blaring.
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with every dunk i'm more confident i could handle an emergency situation. but here's to hoping i never have to. >> david's back with us now. man, some pretty intense training >> you're not kidding. yeah, yeah it is not something i'm going to soon forget, shep, in terms of what we had to go to get on a wh exxonmobil >> after months and months of reporting, do you think exxonmobil's efforts to go green helicopter with ex-exxonmobil. >> after months and months of reporting do you think exxon mobile's efforts to go green is sincere? >> that's the key question and one we try to answer with this documentary. i'm going to leave it to the viewer to decide we put that question to the exxon executives we had plenty of critics the answer is, well, most likely they are certainly committed to the idea of it, but whether or not they're going to fully engage with it i think is
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something viewers have to judge for themselves based on what they heard >> right now it feels like in this climate the one of today, not the one they planned for, but today they must be making money hand over fist >> yeah, they're having a great year last year they made $23 billion. by the way, i would point out apple and google made i don't know even know how much more money than god because they made multiples more than exxon did. but this year given gas prices exxon is going to have a great year one of the key questions we ask in the financial markets is what are they going to do with all that cash? are they going to put it back on the ground to reduce oil and gas, reduce through carbonr effo reduce c capture or hydrogen or biofuels, but what we examine very closely in our documentary tonight >> congrats on the special >> thanks. appreciate it. >> again, a cnbc documentary exxonmobil at the crossroads premieres in just about 15
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minutes right after "the news. for the first time gabby petito's murder case reaches a courtroom. her family suing the parents ofw bryan laundrie saying they knew brian murdered gabby but said nothing. inside today's hearing as a judge decides whether the case should go before a jury. vape them if you got them because they may not last. juul could soon be banned in the u.s. why the fda may remove cigarettes and pods from the store shelves.
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gabby petito's family took her killers parents to court today. they filed a civil lawsuit accusing the laundries of concealing facts about her murder and lying about brian laundrie's whereabouts they're asking $35,000 in damage for mental anguish they suffered from the cover up. the lawyer saying today the case is not about the laundry's silence after gabby went missing. >> it's not despite their callus refusal despite pleas from the family to speak up about whether gabby was alive and if she wasn't where her body was located. it's about a course of conduct they committed from the moment they learned august 28, 2021, their son had brutally murdered gabby petito up until the time her body was found
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>> petito's family reported her missing about nine months ago. she'd been on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend, bryan laundrie laundrie's parents fighting to get the hearing thrown out but they skipped the court hearing today. here's valerie castro. >> reporter: today gabby petito's mom, nicole schmidt, sat in a courtroom occasionally wiping away tears and fidgeting with special necklace. her attorney says it contains gabby's ashes. a year ago the 22-year-old was still alive embarking on a cross-country adventure. the pair documented their life on social media. the image of a couple exploring the outdoors and national parks. just a few months she'd go missing while bryan would return to florida without her a search was launches for gabby
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an and the laundrie family attorney issued a statement saying in part on behalf of the laundrie family it is our hope that the search for miss petito is successful and reunited with her family those words revealing given gabby's body was later found in the wilderness she's been strangled by bryan according to the fbi >> that says a lot about the fact they knew she was deceased, where she was located and they had the audacity to express a hope she'd be reunited with their family >> reporter: the attorney says the suit makes no allegations what they might have known in regards to the facts of the case >> it's a benign statement he's really just expressing he hopes she returns. >> reporter: the laundrie's have never publicly spoken about the case bryan disappeared during the search for gabby his parents claiming he never returned after going for a hike near his home. his skeletal remains discovered months later in a near by park,
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his belongings found by his parents in the same area investigators had searched for months florida police say bryan had shot and killed himself. the judge in this case saying he'll review the matter for the next two weeks there's a report today juul are going to be pulled from the market in the united states. the fda has been reviewing the company's application for authorization to sell its products, ones that don't include fruit flavors. the company pulled those two years ago under pressure from anti-tobacco groups that claimed they attract children and led to a surge in kids vaping the fda reviewed other companies applications for e-cigarettes and allowed them to continue sales of tobacco flavored products juul was expected to get the same clearance the wall street journal reports it will not. babies should never sleep at an incline of more than 10
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degrees. that's new from the american academy of pediatrics. the group releasing updates to its safe sleep guidelines for babies for the first time in five years according to this new report researchers say babies should sleep on a flat surface on their backs. they recommend they sleep in the same room as their parents or care takers for the first six months but the guidelines advise against bed sharing under any circumstance the researchers also warn all soft objects do pose a risk, take pillows, comforters and blankets according to the report they could cause sudden infant death syndrome or sids, suffocation, entrapment or strangulation all possible these new guidelines coming here after the u.s. safety commission announce a ban on a range of sleeping products including incline sleepers and just last week federal regulators warned parents against using certain baby rockers. two fisher price rockers linked to at least 13 deaths over a
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12-year period reporting more than 3,000 infants die each year from sleep related issues as the song goes all you need is love, but some bling to go with it is always nice, too now jewellers say couples have more options than ever, recycled gold, conflict free, gender fluid. up next this ain't your grandma's engagement ring. plus thin mints indeed girl scout cookies paid for but never received one neighborhood foiled by a young man with a young scout why police are now involved. you're going to want to tag along for this story
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diamonds and marriages, they usually go hand in hand. but like relationships these days things are changing from who pops the question to the type of rings that couples are buying here's cnbc's courtney reagan. >> reporter: wverall commitment ring of tradition the proposals and the jewelry are changing >> onerend we're seeing are couples increasingly shopping together. >> reporter: seattle based emily met her fiance through instagram and later each separately found and researched ring jeweller madison there, too >> we found a jeweller in seattle who has a big focus on sustainability they have recycled gold.
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they have diamonds as well as other gemstones. they're black and latina owned, and supporting a small business was also something that was really important to us >> reporter: bigger jewellers are also building businesses around these principles. >> sustainability, transparency, inclusivity are all really important. we offer a lot of transparency so you really understand the journey of a diamond >> reporter: its showrooms like this are designed specifically to cater to couples shopping together some of the trends the jeweller is seeing right now elongated cuts of diamonds, gemstones like sapphires, three stone rings, hidden details and yellow gold who pops the question and what they propose with also changing. >> during the consultation it's like do you also want a ring it's something i've always thought about before but i never actually thought, like, it wasje dana and adam planned to propose to one another, each something that would be
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feasible >> reporter: like emily and josh marin county couple planned to propose to one another, each choosing their own nontraditional engagement ring the couple met traditionally at a party but ordered their rings online >> but then men proposing to women it's still the same, so, yeah, i wanted to change that. >> same gendered couples are also proposing to one another. any ring can be worn by anyone, after all love is love shep >> courtney, thanks. a girl scout cookie scam that's what authorities are calling it happened on long island over the course of several months this little girl knocked on doors saying she was selling girl scout cookies witnesses say a man posing as her father stood nearby on the sidewalk he's there in red according to police the girl showed a cookie catalog, told them it's a cash deal only, they shelled out the money but no cookies ever came so far nearly dozen people have
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come forward as victims. they're working with law enforcement and encourage anyone who believes they're a victim of this scam to file a report with the cops they also say they'll send all the victims the cookies that they ordered well, some young adults threw a party for hundreds in a beachfront mansion in the florida panhandle recently according to police. and from the looks of the video everyone had a whale of a time look at them dancing it's high energy, no doubt problem is the party hosts don't live here, according to police who released these video they broke in and invited all their besties, even hosted a living room boxing match seems the owners of this $8 million home were away for the weekend, didn't know there was a 200-person throw down happening at their place
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eventually the cops came and the vibe changed >> what the [ bleep ]? >> a lot of people got away, we're told police are still searching for many dozens more, but as you can see they pooled all the evidence on social media. this photo shows somebody wearing gold championship rings. the mansion trashed top to bottom they tell us. somebody printed fliers saying come to our party. cops are looking for whoever sent that invite 60 seconds on a race to the finish president biden urging congress to suspend for three months the federal gas tax. the average price per gallon continues to hover near $5 the tax freeze would knock off 18 cents that's added to every gallon of gas and the 24 cents added to diesel. a devastating earthquake in afghanistan killing at least 1,000 people the war torn country already dealing with a massive humanitarian crisis before the disaster
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and tomorrow's january 6th hearings set to focus on then-president trump's alleged scheme to corrupt the justice department and use the doj to help overturn the election and now you know the news of this wednesday, june 22, 2022. i'm shepherd smith follow us on instagram and twitter at the news on cnbc. it is 5:00 a.m.on wall street another failed rally stocks look to close out the worst half of the year since jfd was in office. craig johnson says we have yet to see the worst of it jay powell turning hawkish after the interest rate hike in years. he says a recession is possible. also in washington, the white house running out of options for lower gas prices with little supp


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