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a deal with robert was really a-a christmas wish for us. yeah, our christmas dreams definitely came true today. all: tipsy elves! whoo! all now it is up to the judge as the doj and the former president -- i'm tyler matheson in for shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc. showed him in a florida court room as the former president makes his case to the judge. tonight, which legal argument won the day? a prime time presidential address. the topic? the soul of america. the backdrop? independence hall in philadelphia.
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what we are hearing about the message he will deliver. they walked from venezuela to the u.s. border. bust from texas to the windy city. >> you don't know anything. it is a culture shock. >> one family tries to find its way to safety in america. the high cost of long-term care. >> he whittled through $300,000 in four years. >> and inflation is making it worse. tonight, what families can do to plan for the expense. student test scores plunge across the country. pilots on the picket line. apples plan for a new iphone. strike good evening everyone, and welcome. a more detailed list of what fbi agents seized from mar-a lago will soon be made public. that was the decision today from a federal judge in florida. the justice department and
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former president trump's legal team battling it out in court today over the stash of pacified documents taken from mr. trump's private club and home in palm beach. mr. trump's lawyers are asking the trump appointed judge to appoint a so-called special master to go through all the documents to decide whether any of them are privileged and therefore off-limits to investigators. the judge says she will issue a written ruling on that, but didn't say when. the justice department argued that the appointment of a special master would be unprecedented, inappropriate, and delay their investigation into mr. trump's possession of highly sensitive documents that may have put national security at risk. the doj argues that these documents did not belong to the former president, and an evidence photo of documents found in mr. trump's office show top-secret and secret s ci markings. those of the highest levels of classification possible. it means they are related to some of america's most closely
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guarded secrets and intelligence operations. according to mr. trump's lawyer, the whole situation is compared to an overdue library book scenario. on a radio show today, mr. trump seemingly admitted that he kept those documents in his office. >> everything is neat. i'm a very neat person. everything is clean. everything is buttoned up. they took documents and they put them all over the floor. everything is neat. i am a very neat person. everything is clean. they took documents and they put them all over the floor. then they deceptively put out that picture. a lot of people think when you walk into my office i have confidential documents or whatever it may be, but i have confidential documents spread out all over my floor. like a slob. >> mr. trump continued to insist that all of the documents found at mar-a-lago were declassified because he had the power to declassify anything he wanted while he was
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president. notably, his lawyers have not made that argument in court. let's bring in rebecca royce, former assistant district attorney in the manhattan d.a.s office. now a professor at the new york law school. rebecca, is the president's argument about declassify all these documents basically mood now, since his legal team didn't bring it up in court? it really didn't come up at all. >> so, you know, i think mootness is almost, you know, it is almost an understatement. he could have this up at many different moments. the doj's filing makes that point. that first the national archives made several requests and he never suggested that these documents were declassified. then there was a subpoena. he never moved to quash the subpoena based on the argument that these were declassified documents that belong to him. it is like the ship has sailed in this particular regard. >> let me ask you.
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there are those who are supporters of president trump who are highly suspicious of the justice department and its motives. so what is the real risk or danger of appointing a special master to review these documents to see whether they are in any sense privileged. what would the risk be from doing that if, among other things, it gives those people who are suspect of the justice department a little more confidence that the process is fair. >> i imagine if the judge is taking this request seriously that that is weighing on her mind and that she is thinking, what would be the harm if i were to allow this to happen if it gives more credibility to the government's actions here? i think it would create some degree of delay, but as the department of justice has said, it has already gone through these documents extensively. it is not clear that, you know,
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it will really slow down any criminal investigation. and presumably, the national security arm has already looked through these documents and has begun a risk assessment that would not necessarily be halted. i think the real problem here is, you know, we don't really have a legal system that is there to send messages to people. we have a legal system that is there too, you know, follow set procedures and rules. i do think it is odd that this request is so out there and was then subsequently granted. there is a question if there would be any credibility to this notion that there is privileged documents there. >> final quick question. the judge says she's going to release a more detailed list of what was recovered from mar-a- lago. is that unusual? and what might we be likely to see? >> it is not always unusual in a situation in which you have judicial proceeding. but yes, everything is going out of order in this case. we might see, and a little bit
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more of a detailed way, what is in those documents? which is key to whether or not a criminal prosecution would be warranted in a situation like this. >> thank you very much for your insights tonight we appreciate it. a judge handing down the longest sentence yet for a january 6th writer. thomas webster sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. he is a former nypd cop who attacked a capitol police officer with a metal flagpole, tackled him to the ground, and tried to rip off his gas masks. the officers body cam shows this violent assault. during his trial webster insisted he was merely trying to protect himself from a rogue cop. he claimed the officer challenged him to a fight. the jury didn't buy it and convicted him. the federal prosecutor handling the case says webster's actions on january 6th were particularly heinous because he was once a law enforcement officer and that he was one of the rioters who should have known better. president biden is set to take the stage in philadelphia in less than an hour. to deliver a prime time address on the quote, battle for the
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soul of the nation. just moments ago, house majority leader kevin mccarthy accused the president of launching an assault on that very soul. >> his policies have severely wounded america's soul. diminished america's spirit and betrayed america's trust. >> later mccarthy also speaking in the swing state of pennsylvania tonight at a campaign event for gop congressional hopeful jimbo net. the white house releasing excerpts from president biden speech tonight. he is expected to say voters must quote, defend american democracy in the midterms. he warned that quote, maga forces are determined to take this country backwards. backwards to an america where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love. cnbc senior white house correspondent kayla toshi. kayla, what else do we expect to hear from the president?
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>> reporter: against the backdrop of america's birthplace, president biden tonight will tell american voters that they have the power to set the course for the country this fall. even as republicans question the legitimacy of the last election. now it is at the back of democrats boosted by new policies on climate, drug pricing, and student debt. with voters galvanized by the supreme court's overturning of roe v wade. a poll last week and found 77% of respondents which is democrats in their district compared to 44% choosing republicans if the november elections weren't happening now. with a congressional majority now in play and mr. biden's own approval edging up, tonight's roughly half hour speech will be his closing pitch to the campaigns homestretch. but is doubling down on his own 2020 slogan. he is raising new questions about what has happened since. >> i sought to this office to restore the soul of america. to rebuild the backbone of this nation. the middle-class. and to make america respected
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around the world again. and to unite us here at home. >> reporter: where does the white house believe the country is in that restoration process? >> he has said this before. it's going to take some work. you've heard him say that, you've heard us say that. but what he is not going to do is shy away. again, from calling out extremism that he is seeing through the maga republicans. he is not going to shy away from that. >> reporter: the white house says it is not condemning rank and-file gop voters, but party leadership of donald trump and lawmakers like representative paul goes-r, marjorie taylor greene, and madison cothran. as well as governor ron desantis suggesting they've incited violence against public officials. white house aides say tonight's address will be big picture, not about a particular politician or even about a particular political party. >> it is going to stir the pot one way or another.
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thank you very much. again, president biden speech set to begin at 8:00 eastern time. you can watch it across our nbc news platforms and monitor updates on nbc voters in alaska electing their first democrat to congress in nearly 50 years. nbc news projects mary portola defeated former governor sarah palin in a special election. she is set to become the first ever alaskan native in congress. final tally 51 5% to palin's 48.5%. she will serve out the rest of the late republican congressman don young's term. the election actually happened more than two weeks ago, but the results just coming in because the state's new ranked choice voting system. officials gave voters until yesterday to submit absentee ballots. voters ranked three candidates. the third, republican nick baggage, he and palin combined did win more than 50% of the
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vote. since he came in last he was eliminated. and votes were then redistributed based on voters second choice rankings. she will have to face off against palin and baggage again in november to determine who will fill a full two year term in congress. today attorneys general from dozens of states sent a letter to congress over the complaints they are getting from outraged airline passengers. it comes at the same time airlines and the department of transportation are rolling out new roles to help travelers. the issues don't end there. >> we deserve an industry- leading contract. that is what we are out here to secure. >> pilots at the picket lines, a nationwide protest out of a big holiday weekend. tonight, what pilots want and whether they will get it. plus covid and kids. new test score results that show just how much the pandemic show just how much the pandemic hurt students.
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strachan airport baggage handler is dead after her hair got caught in a belt loader. it happened at louis armstrong airport in new orleans. authorities say the victim is 26-year-old giovanni thompson. she worked for gat airline ground support. police say thompson was offloading baggage from a frontier airlines flight when her hair got tangled in the machinery of the belt loader. an ambulance rushed her to the hospital where she later died. in separate statements officials from gat, frontier airlines, and the airport all offered their condolences to thompson's friends and family. off-duty pilots for six airlines picketing at major airports across the country today. they say they want better working conditions and benefit
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. at the reagan national airport outside of d.c. pilots lined up by the dozen. here's the scene at o'hare in chicago. in detroit pilots carrying signs warning they are ready to strike. they say improved working conditions for them will help fix many of the problems travelers have faced this year. it all comes ahead of the labor day weekend travel surge. at jfk international in new york , here is cnbc's valerie castro. >> reporter: as millions of travelers take to the skies for labor day weekend at numbers reaching pre-pandemic levels, airline pilots nationwide are asking for new contracts in more pay. >> the pilots at united airlines are here for solidarity. we are here to support the profession, we are here to support pilots across the country, and we are here to support labor. >> reporter: pilots from delta, united, american, jetblue, and spirit airlines stand out across the country to picket. at new york's jfk airport more than 100 delta pilots walk information ready to strike if negotiation delays continue. airline pilots association saying, contemplating a strike
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is not something we take lightly . the ball is in delta managements court right now. >> last contract we negotiated was in 2016. our last pay raise was in 2019. we would like to include these negotiations sooner rather than later. >> it is time that delta air lines puts forth a contract to the delta pilots that reflects the contributions we've made. >> reporter: delta air lines issuing a statement that says our goal remains to continue providing delta pilots with an industry-leading overall contract with the best compensation based on pay, retirement, and profit-sharing. american airlines is saying, we've put forward an industry- leading proposal that would provide immediate and significant improvement. passengers have faced extremes at airports around the country like continued delays, cancellations, baggage problems, and pilot shortages. while pilots say the indoor and flew through the pandemic. >> we have taken our pastors all over the world making sure they got to their destinations. we think because of that we
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deserve an industry-leading contract and that is what we are out here to secure. >> reporter: we reached out to some of the other airlines tonight for statements, but did not hear back. the airline pilots association and the airlines we did hear back from stress that the pilots who picketed today were off-duty and did not disrupt travel schedules ahead of the holiday weekend. >> thank you very much. valerie castro. pilots not the only ones demanding more from airlines. passengers are too. today some of the biggest carriers outlined exactly what delayed or stranded passengers can expect. here's nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: the nations airlines are spelling out how they treat passengers when flights are delayed or canceled due to factors under their control. like a mechanical issue or staffing shortage. not weather related. alaska, american, united, southwest, delta, hawaiian, and jetblue all say they provide meals for customers delayed by three hours.
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offer hotel rooms for passengers stranded overnight, including transportation to and from the hotel. the airlines announcement coming on the same day the doj rolls out a new dashboard website. one-stop shopping so customers can see each airlines policies spelled out, including rebooking fees, meal vouchers, and hotel stays. some airlines get all green checks, others get red exes. today 38 state attorneys general have written to congress saying they've received thousands of complaints from outraged airline passengers about airline customer service including about systematic failures to provide required credits to those who lost travel opportunities during the pandemic. the state ag's want the authority to enforce national and state consumer protection laws. for the news, i'm tom costello. strike game stop, the video game seller that kicked off that stock crazy year or so ago captivated investors during the pandemic and now -- a list
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elizabeth holmes back in court today for the first time since a jury found her guilty of fraud. attorneys for the founder filing a motion to throw out her conviction from earlier this year. today a judge signaled he will deny the motion. back in january a federal jury found homes, once the worlds youngest female self-made billionaire, guilty of conspiracy to commit investor wire fraud and three other wire fraud counts. she faces up to 20 years on each of those counts. the legal analysts think she is likely to get a lot less time. holmes raised nearly $1 billion from investors, the company collapsed back in 2018 as the
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problems with the blood testing technology were up exposed. special correspondent is live outside the courthouse in san jose. what have we learned today? >> reporter: this is the first time we've gotten to see elizabeth holmes since her conviction back on january 3rd. and since the conviction of her former second-in-command and ex- boyfriend in a separate trial this summer. holmes arriving with her parents this morning for what, by any stretch, is a legal herr malley. these kinds of motions really succeed. -- the government, of course, said the unanimous jury verdict should stand and the judge said he is inclined to agree. saying in a preliminary ruling, a rational jury could find,
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based on the evidence, that false statements and representations were made to investors. elizabeth holmes is not done trying to get out of this. attorneys say now they plan to file a motion for a new trial based on new evidence. they don't say what that evidence is. holmes sentencing scheduled for october 17th at that point she can then file a full-blown appeal. experts say that she is not likely to get the maximum sentence here, but because of the amount of loss, upwards of $1 billion, she is likely to face some serious prison time. some of the biggest names in hollywood will star in a new movie about last year's game stop stockmarket madness. it is called dumb money. according to variety seth rogen, pete davidson, paul dano, and sebastian stan will headline the movie dumb money. it will focus on the infamous short squeeze movement that
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built up around game stop. back in january of 2021 a group of reddit users banded together to pump the stock value of game stop and other so-called meme stocks. the result, some traders made millions while short-sellers and major hedge funds got crushed. that led to calls, as you might expect, for more regulation on wall street. filming for the project reportedly set to begin later this month. the high cost of getting older has inflation remains high, millions of families still faced with paying for long-term care. how to avoid the anxiety with the right plan. >> would been ready for this. last night (vo) the fully electric audi e-tron family is here. with models that fit any lifestyle. and innovative ways to make your e-tron your own. through elegant design and progressive technology. all the exhilaration, none of the compromise.
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abstract test scores for elementary school students across the country plunged during the pandemic. that is according to a new report for the national center for education statistics. researchers look at test scores from nine year old students for the first three months of 2020 and then again this year. they found that reading test scores dropped to the lowest level since 1990 and math scores fell for the first time ever. experts say it is unclear how long it will take for students to catch up. if you are turning 65 today there is a 70% chance you will need some form of long-term care at some point.
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that is according to the department of health and human services. many people say they don't know how or whether they will be able to afford it. high inflation is making the cost of long-term care much worse. with their continuing series, your money your future, here is cnbc's personal finance correspondent sharon epperson. >> reporter: stan horwitz family didn't have a plan for his father's long-term care. until there was a crisis. >> just after july 4th in 2016 -- >> reporter: a cascade of medical issues. he was never able to return home and moved into an assisted living facility by draining his death savings. >> he whittled through $300,000 in four years. >> reporter: inflation is making long-term care even more costly. already the national average cost of a nursing home is over $100,000 a year.
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if you long-term care insurance policies have unlimited coverage. for a new policy with $165,000 benefits, a 55-year-old could pay $45,000 in premiums by the time they turn 85. >> long-term care is so expensive. >> reporter: tom beauregard recalls when his parents were in their early 80s. dementia and heart disease required them to have daily care. but they didn't have long-term care insurance to pay for it. >> it was chaos trained to figure this out as a family. >> reporter: he founded a company to help families and other options. >> you need experts to help you understand how to make transition plans. how long you can keep people at home safely. what kind of services you can bring in. >> reporter: and how to pay for it. from traditional long-term care insurance to hybrid ducts that cover care and provide death that if it for beneficiaries if care is not needed. there are also inflation factors that can increase benefits up to 5% every year. without savings or insurance
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stan's dad must rely on medicaid to pay for his nursing care. if you could go back before 2016 what would you do differently? >> i would have that hard conversation with my dad about his planning and his finances. >> reporter: stan's dad is now 93. he is 61 and has a plan in place to cover his own long- term care costs if needed. he is paying premiums into an insurance policy offered by his employer. weekly jobless claims fall to the lowest level since june, and that is what is topping cnbc's on the money. the number of americans filing for unemployment claims hit a two month low last week. that is according to data from the labor department. tweeters rejoice, you're finally getting it edit button. twitter announcing today that it's rolling out a new feature.
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the company reports its team is testing it internally right now, but it is set to be available to blue subscribers in the next few weeks. users will be allowed -- after a tweet is posted. admirers of the late supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg could soon own one of her iconic beaded collars. an auction house is selling two of her callers next week, along with about 100 more of her personal items. these include lace gloves, a gavel, and even a cocktail shaker. proceeds will go to the rbg endowment fund in tandem with sos children's villages to help orphaned children. on wall street today the dow was up 146 points. the s&p gained 12. the nasdaq with the other way by about a quarter percent at 31 points. i am tyler mathis, good evening, i'm in for shepard smith tonight.
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it is half past the hour, here's what's making the news on cnbc. struck water distribution sites open today in jackson, mississippi. the governor weighs in on the continuing crisis. u.n. inspectors cross the front lines and arrive at the nuclear plant. the investigation in the middle of heavy shelling that neither side is taking responsibility for. but first, texas governor greg abbott sending more buses full of migrants from the southern border. this time to chicago. this was the scene last night at the city's union station. officials say 75 migrants were dropped off there. this is the latest chapter of the political battle over the biden administration's immigration policy. texas governor greg abbott has been sending migrants to so- called sanctuary cities since april. in a statement the governor released last night he wrote, in part, president binds in action at our southern border continues putting the lives of texans and americans at risk and is overwhelming our communities.
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the, new york as an additional drop-off location. chicago mayor lori lightfoot said the city welcomes the migrants. she also slammed the texas governor's actions in a news conference today. >> governor abbott's racist and xenophobic practices of expulsion have only amplified the challenges many of these migrants have experienced on their journey to find a safe place. the governor's actions are not just inhumane, there unpatriotic. this cannot be who we are. >> -- spoke to a father who walked for two months from venezuela to the u.s. border. >> reporter: and the crowd of migrants bussed to chicago, this three-year-old is the youngest.
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her fascination with a watch covers the exhaustion of her two month journey from venezuela. from venezuela they went to columbia, then panama, costa rica, nicaragua, honduras, guatemala, and mexico. a continent crossing journey wearing down the feet of his pregnant wife. she wants to show us the bottom of her feet two. we asked them why america? it is simply a country that offers me life opportunities. they tell us in venezuela there is no food -- political crisis. the u.n. refugee agency reports there more than 6 million venezuelan refugees and migrants globally. making it the second largest external displacement crisis in the world. a spokesperson for texas governor greg abbott compares
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these bracelets to a plane ticket. he carries a clear bag with his documents and some donated clothes. there are mras, and medication for his wife. chicago police officer tells us there is no heads up the migrants were being sent here. >> we are ready. we've been ready for this. >> reporter: he is with little vintage blue -- the group started in the 60s per my early helping czechoslovakian immigrants. now helping migrants from latin american and south american countries. >> is a culture sock. all this traffic, a lot of them come from rural areas they've never seen a building like this. >> reporter: there is hope in their tired eyes. they have a meal and another bus ride to a shelter. a temporary home in a country where they want to stay forever. with governor abbott sending migrants to d.c., new york city, and now chicago we have
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moved thousands of people since april. he says the border towns are simply overwhelmed. in mississippi's capital, another day without clean water. the states republican governor, tate reeves, said officials set up new emergency distribution centers to hand out water throughout jackson. it comes as residents have endured miles long lines to get bottled water. >> to everyone in the city, i know that you're dealing with a profoundly unfair situation. it is frustrating. it is wrong. and it needs to be fixed. >> jackson's water system has faced problems for years. some people in the city were already on boil notices before this week's flooding. then the floodwaters damaged one of the two water treatment plants there. now officials are telling people to make sure they keep their mouths shut while they shower. officials say they made some
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progress overnight and refilling tanks, treating water, and increasing water pressure at the plant. but many people throughout the city still have little to no water pressure in their homes. struck experts say labor day is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year for car sales. but this your dealers say the supply of new cars remains very low. you can see it at dealerships around the country where lots and showrooms often only have a smattering of new models. today automakers reported lackluster sales. toyota u.s. sales down 9.8% compared with august of last year. honda down more than 38%. while the average price for a new model sold last month was close to a record high of more than $46,000. phil lebeau covers the auto industry for us. even the high prices for new models, how much are people paying every month on a typical auto loan these days? >> reporter: the average,
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according to jd power, is $716 for a new auto loan. think about that. that is every month somebody is paying 716. i remember a couple years ago when it smashed the $500 a month and people said well, this is unbelievable. how are people going to be able to afford this? now on average if you go out and you buy a new vehicle, because the price is so high, you are paying more than 700 a month if you take out a loan. >> is like an apartment. are automakers still offering incentives these days? >> reporter: there are some, but it is hard to find them. he will usually find them on the less desirable models. these days, that is the sedan. cars are not fashionable. people want suvs and pickup trucks. automakers don't have to offer incentives. there is so much demand and so little supply, there is really not much of a need to say, we will give you several thousand dollars off and will give you 0% financing. those days are just not around the corner anytime soon.
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>> i ask you how long is this going to last, but what is the incentive for the dealers and manufacturers to do anything different? the dealers are selling at higher profits. >> reporter: sure. well, if you are the manufacturer you would like to see sales rise. the annual sales rate for the month of august, $13.1 billion. $13.1 million. that doesn't mean they've sold that many, that is -- typically at this time of year it would be 16 1/2, 17 million. they want to increase production and they will but it's not going to happen until perhaps the end of next year. >> great absolution. struck if you're driving somewhere this labor day weekend, get ready for some traffic. aaa estimates nearly a third of americans plan to travel for the holiday weekend. with an 80% of travelers hitting the road. most of them on the expressway
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ladies and gentlemen. people are not stopping with labor day. more than half of americans say they plan to take a road trip before the end of the year and it appears gas prices are not slowing people down. today at the pump the average price nationwide for a gallon of gas $3.82. the cost now down for 79 straight days. still a gallon cost $.65 more than it did this time last year. one cold war ended, but is another more dangerous one about to break out? we will speak with an expert on international relations about the troubling signs that the wecoliis on the brink of a big another busy day? of course - you're a cio in 2022. but you're ready. because you've got the next generation in global secure networking from comcast business. with fully integrated security solutions all in one place. so you're covered. on-premise and in the cloud. you can run things the way you want -
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a team of united nations inspectors is now inside a
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russian occupied nuclear power plant in ukraine, as the war continues to rage around them. it is the biggest nuclear plant in all of europe, and their mission is to make sure it is stable. to prevent a catastrophe. ukrainians have accused russian troops of turning the plant into a military base and using it as a shield to fire artillery and hide military vehicles. ahead of the un's nuclear watchdog says his team of experts is staying put now that they have reached the plant. is is what he told reporters after leaving the plant. >> we are not going anywhere. we are now there at the plant and we are not moving. we are going to stay there. we're going to have a continued presence there. >> it has been a perilous journey before they reached the plant. the u.n. inspectors were delayed by several hours today after shelling just miles away from the plants reactor. ukraine and russia blame each other.
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struck meantime tonight on nbc news now, correspondent molly hunter has a gripping emotional documentary following the lives of five ukrainian women trying to survive this grinding war. is a clip. >> reporter: marina flex us down as we arrived. she starts telling us about her neighbor's son before we start recording her audio. it is early april. after five weeks of occupation russian troops left a few days ago. where some of the first people marina sees.
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she takes us back to the house. to the shallow grave. 81-year-old -- says her son roman was just 57. she is a widow, he was her only child still alive. and during the occupation he returned home just to check on her. she explains, one afternoon it in march, he asked russian troops at a checkpoint for a cigarette. after they gave him one, as he walked away they shot him in the back.
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>> the full documentary, ukraine i mother's war airs tonight at 11:00 eastern on nbc news now. could we be heading toward world war iii? decades, international relations adjusted otherwise. for example some scholars argued that institutions, interdependence, and democracy facilitated cooperation between countries. economic globalization made armed conflict too costly. nuclear weapons made wars among major powers unthinkable. our next guest says some of the world's superpowers could be on a collision course. he is the deputy director of the atlanta councils -- also a
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professor at georgetown university and a sobering op-ed in foreign policy magazine. he wrote, in part, the major driving forces of international politics, according to international relations theory, suggest that the new cold war among the united states, china, and russia is unlikely to be peaceful. matthew, why do you think we are heading down this path? >> you set it up nicely in the introduction. when i started in graduate school over 20 years ago, most of the major international relations theories thought the major driving forces were leading to cooperation and globalization, nuclear weapons, institutions. but now a lot of those conditions have changed. it is a more multipolar lord. the united states is worried about conflict with russia, china. these multipolar worlds tend to be unstable click during world war i. nuclear weapons may no longer be the dominant military technology with artificial intelligence,
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quantum computing, and others may be putting us on the eve of a new revolution in military affairs. we see the major powers decoupling economically with sanctions and other things making them less it demonically interdependent. the norms we used to think we're putting guardrails on conflict are also unraveling. you see china committing genocide. russia engaging in wars of aggression. for all these reasons, there is a reason to be concerned that the world is becoming a more conflictual place in a more dangerous place. >> multipolar world. it is also a divisive time here in america. it seems like many americans can't even agree on what it means to be a patriot. could they see this division as a weakness and therefore take advantage of it? >> yes. one of the major international relations theories on the causes of war is about miscalculation.
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if they are convinced that the united states has the willpower to resist them and the actual military power to resist them, they are unlikely to test us. but if they think the united states lacks the will, lacks the resolve i think war becomes more likely. i think that may have been one of the things that motivated putin to invade ukraine earlier this year. i do worry that this could still spell across borders to involve nato. >> thank you very much. fascinating article in foreign policy. we appreciate your time tonight. apple is gearing up for its much-anticipated launch event next week. the company expected to announce new iphone models as it has every september for the past decade. the event comes as apple faces with ceo tim cook calls a cocktail of headwinds. one of them, production delays caused by covid shutdowns over
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in china. our technology correspondent, what is apple doing to offset these production delays? >> so what apple has done is shifted production around china to where these lockdowns are happening to prioritize iphone production. that is their most profitable product. what suffers is max and ipads. but basically they've been able to figure out the g code to get around these lockdowns and around these heavier restrictions in order to continue making the iphone so they can get it out in time. >> four new iphone models, what are they going to be, what is new about them? >> for the first time, the regular baseline model is going to come in that big size. that's what people are reporting right now. and then the pro line, the most expensive one, it is going to have more screen space. the little notch at the top of your iphone is going to get squished down into little sensors that just look like a
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hole punch almost in the screen so you have more screen space. on top of that new apple watches as we get every year, but this time a brand-new design for the first time. >> a brand-new design for the watch? meaning what? >> according to the rumor mill out there it's going to have a more rugged design and be catered or to athletes and sports. you can go swimming and hiking and so forth. >> doesn't affect me. we mentioned earlier that twitter is going to put an edit button presumably on its content or its messages. same thing for imessage? >> yes we are going to get, for all iphones, there is a software update coming bubbly in about two weeks and it's going to give you the ability to retract what you said or edit what you said. so if you ever have a text message regret this is the time to update. >> thanks very much. i've had plenty of them.
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straka breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. that is especially true for fast food chains. industry execs say breck is a big part of their business and profit. but the pandemic hit and they took a big bite out of their profits. now everything from egg mcmuffin's to frappuccinos are making a big comeback as more people return to the office. sam brock now on the fast food rec vista battle. >> reporter: weather fest from the ocean at burger king, or coming from the golden arches,
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even wendy's making a play to the suddenly competitive french toast sticks market. fast food restaurants are raking in big bucks for breakfast items. when other meals might be buckling a bit under the weight of inflation. those who study the industry say it makes sense. >> a lot of it has to do with people coming back to work. we've seen a lot more people in offices right now. >> reporter: while the value for breakfast certainly sizzles, convenience is also a major selling point for companies like wawa. the quick service restaurant, gas station serving specialty coffee, hot hoagies, and breakfast burritos up and down the east coast. the parents like o'brien frazier. >> every morning because it is quick, convenient. my older daughter likes it. i walk in and it's ready. >> reporter: wawa has seen
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coffee sales soar around 30% year-over-year and breakfast jumped 25% as customers take advantage of preorder apps and curbside pickup. >> was cool being back in session we get bus drivers, teachers coming in during the day. business is booming, starting to build. construction workers, landscapers. >> reporter: many people just realizing now how much the pandemic change their habits. >> before i didn't notice, but now that i realize i order more than ever. for breakfast. >> reporter: and the numbers back up the behavior. while restaurant traffics on overall drop of 2% in the second quarter of the year, breakfast transactions held steady. warning mainstays like starbucks plummeted at the beginning of the pandemic then got a serious jolt. half of the coffee chain sales happened in the a.m. last quarter. beginning to return to normal. >> the number one reason you come in the morning is coffee.
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has to be coffee. >> reporter: for the news i am sam brock. 115 days till christmas. the christmas tree farmers in new jersey already warning you might not have a tree to put your gifts under this year. farmers there say the summer drought killed thousands of trees in the state. according to the national christmas tree association it takes an average of seven years to grow a christmas tree. farmer alan patterson says this year his trees didn't really grow at all. >> not only did the new trees not grow, we saw more losses in the smaller trees. if we go back and trim we may cut a lot of this out. it pushes out this new growth next year and it might be okay. >> farmers say this means christmas trees are likely to cost more and will be harder to find. they also recommend getting your tree a little later in the is in. however, if you are one of those people who refuses to go over to the fake christmas tree side, national christmas tree association tells cnbc it does expect there will be enough real trees for everyone hunting for one.
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forget food fights in the cafeteria, check this out. warning for anybody who doesn't like tomatoes. spain bringing back what is billed as the world's largest food fight. the street tomato fight. an estimated 15,000 people packed the streets. people come from all over the world. they take off their shirts mostly and they throw tomatoes at each other. >> it was different than i expected. i didn't expect full tomatoes. it hurt. but it was so much fun. totally worth it. >> wonderful experience. everyone is recommended to come once in their lifetime. >> a food fight between local children back in 1945 inspired the yearly event. city officials suspended it for two years because of the pandemic. this year participants there nearly 27 pounds of overripe tomatoes. firefighters helped host on the
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