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right now at 5:00, millions have lost their homes after nearly a month of war in ukraine. hear from a bay area woman planning to fly to europe to help refugees. plus, ukrainian president zelenskyy compares russians to nazi. what the united nations says about the status of peace talks. flames in the south bay. new details on a house fire in san jose. the news at 5:00 starts right now. terry is off tonight. we begin with the latest out of ukraine.
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president volodymyr zelenskyy made an address to israel pleading for more help. he compared the country's attacks on the shelters to nazi, germany. at least 902 civilians have been killed, hundreds more are wounded. but they warn the true toll is much higher. the secretary-general of the united nations says it's too early to tell what the talks have been having on russia's plans. >> i mentioned to president erdogan in turkey, he is doing some real efforts to try to facilitate support talks between ukraine and russia. but it's far too early to say whether these are the talks can lead to any concrete outcome. >> zelenskyy wants to negotiate directly with president putputi but he has refused.
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the refugee crisis only gets worse. the u.n. high commissioner for refugee wrote -- >> we do know that millions of ukrainian refugees have fled from their own country as russia's attacks intensify. now a bay area woman is heading to poland tomorrow to help. nbc bay area's christy smith spoke with her and continues our coverage. >> reporter: far from the violence that's forcing millions in ukraine to leave their homes, a bay area woman is headed to poland. >> i was born in poland, and i still have my brother. >> reporter: magdalene is heading to warsaw where her brother is. >> i got my visa a long time before this war started.
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so i will just go because there's so many refugees. >> reporter: millions of refugees have fled since russia invaded their country, the majority going to poland. she's encouraging people to support humanitarian organizations. >> i know for my brother, poland needs help, because they are absorbing the refugees. and the wonderful people open their houses, giving their lives and sharing everything. but there's much more need. >> reporter: refugees have been lining up to get i.d. cards to regain normalcy. she understands waves of support will be needed. >> i speak russian, so i thought maybe they will use me to help people sign up for documents. >> reporter: we spoke with a man in poland, his fiance is ukrainian. he helped bring her family over and got involved with organized efforts. >> after that, they say maybe
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you organize for my friend. they need always help, as well. i said okay. >> it's a horrible thing, this war. so we should to do what we had planned and have the courage to help. >> reporter: christy smith, nbc bay area news. >> so many courageous people going out there to help. joe biden and the first lady traveled back to washington, d.c. from delaware today. he's flying out to europe this week for a trip focused on rallying more support for ukraine, although he doesn't have plans to travel into ukraine. last week, three european heads of government visited kyiv in a show of solidarity. if you would like to help, we put together a list of accredited organizations that are helping ukrainians there and overseas. go to our website, you can find the link on our trending bar. we are following breaking news out of washington, d.c. tonight, where supreme court
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justice clarence thomas is in the hospital. the court says he was admitted last night after experiencing flu-like symptoms. he's been diagnosed with an infection and is being treated. doctors say he is getting better and resting comfortably. he expects to be released in a day or two. the senate hearings for joe biden's supreme court pick starts tomorrow morning. jung ketanji brown jackson is the first black woman nominated to the high court. while democrats appear solidly in favor of her confirmation, republicans are critical. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says he hasn't decided which way he will vote. >> the committee will ask her all the tough questions. i haven't made a final decision how i will vote. >> jackson would replace stephen briar. if approved, the court will retain its 6-3 conservative majority.
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one person is dead and another is recovering from injuries tonight after a house fire in san jose. see all the firefighters out there. the flames started at 10:00 this morning on the city's east side. that's near the intersection of 680. firefighters say they foundhe body of a man inside that home after the suffered burn injuries but got out just in time. firefighters say fire was difficult at first because of access problems. >> it does appear that the house was boarded up. there's a chain link fence surrounding it. we had access difficulties, and an issue putting walter on it. but i'm unaware of the status of the home. >> the home was destroyed, and the cause is still under investigation. less than an hour, family members will hold a vigil for
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the missing oakland woman who hasn't been seen in weeks. she's been missing since january. her found was found in oakley with the keys still in the ignition. tonight's vigil will be a lantern release to mark her birthday. she turned 24 last week. police are still looking for two teenage girls who they believe ran away from home. 16-year-old ruby gonzalez and 14-year-old nina khan were reported as runaways last wednesday. their families haven't seen them since. police believe both girls are in good health based on clues they uncovered and communication on social media. the families are still waiting for them to be returned home. another example of how we are moving forward out of the pandemic, beginning tomorrow, mask also be optional outside for oakland unified students. the district has had strict
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masking policies all year inside and outside. starting tomorrow, people can choose to take off the masks if they're outside. the district is considering loosening restrictions indoors, but hasn't made a decision just yet. it is a big weekend for the national historical park in richmond honoring the women who stepped up the help during world war ii. they are hosting the annual riveter days at rosy the riveter park. some are very proud to have relatives ohhen that wall. >> my mother and their grandmother have been a part of history in a meaningful way, fighting for the freedom of this world and the fact that she carried that on her feelings of patriotism and equality lasted her lifetime. >> also tonight, a special
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screening of the new documentary, rosy ambassadors were on hand for a meet and treat before the film they are featured in. they are not just going after seniors. what a new report is saying about victims of fraud and how much it's costing people of all ages. plus -- >> get some books, eat some good food, whatever it's worth to them. we're not setting any prices. we're letting the people determine what their experience is worth. >> it was sunday brunch without the price tag. why a cafe in vallejo let customers choose how much they want to pay. >> the weather is nice outside right now. 60s in san jose. a little breezy to finish off the weekend. when we could see 70s or eigh 8 the forecast when we come right back. >> there are beautiful people
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being wasted, lost, left behind. san francisco seems unable to fix the homeless crisis. in episode four of our streaming series, we ask the mayor what is being done to help the more than 8,000 people living on the streets. watch the first three episodes right now on your roku or other streaming devices by downloading the abc bay area app and see episode tomorrow.
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police say a terrible crash in east bay was caused by a wrongway driver. the chp says a driver heading west in the east bound lanes crashed head-on into a tesla, and then a third car crashed into both vehicles. two of the cars caught on fire. the wrong-way driver was killed, as well as the driver of the tesla. the driver of the third car managed to survive with just minor injuries. online scams target everyone, of course. but new research shows young people are falling victim to them at a higher rate than ever before. a fraud prevention firm looked over data by the fbi's crime complaint center. people younger than 20 have the biggest increase in fraud reports between 2019 and 2020. more than 23,000 people in that
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age group reported being a victim. they lost $71 million, which averages out to approximately 3,000 per person. on average, people 60 and older lost an average of $9,000 per person. making it in the bay is still harder with the high gas prices, and the looming switch to summer friend could drive prices higher. the average for a gallon of regular is $5.84, just one cent up from yesterday. still going up, though. ten cents from last week. we always want to help you out find the cheapest gas. go to, click on the link that says cheapest gas. search cheapest gas on our nbc bay area app, very helpful. north bay cafe is including everyone by letting customers decide how much they want to pay for food.
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this morning, from 9:00 to noon, people were allowed to eat and pay whatever amount they were comfortable with for their meal. organizers say it is a great way to bring the community together. >> when i was growing up in vallejo, i had nothing to do. if there was something to do, i probably didn't have the nony to do it. this is opening the door for people to come and enjoy great things and still get the best out of people without having the most. i don't care if you a $1 or 25 cent, you should still be allowed to enjoy the great things we have to offer. >> in addition, people were treated to a book signing by a local author, and live music. you see a lot of people eating outdoors. it's sunny out there today. i notice, i couldn't help but power walking to my car. it was a little breezy. >> it's still a little cold. as it turns offshore, again, as we offic have moved into spring, it may feel a bit more
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like summer by the time we heads towards the middle park of the week. 58 degrees bayside. and we'll start you off if the santa clara valley. showers have moved out, but the wind is helping to clear those skies. northwest wind at 16, 65 degrees in dublin. tomorrow, temperatures in the mid 70s. san rafael, 65 degrees. coming breeze out of the southwest, and it's a west wind at 26 miles per hour, keeping san francisco cool, despite sunny skies at 58 degrees. so wind arrows pointing on shore. this will beginning to change about this time tomorrow into tuesday morning. the temperatures will really start to climb up. skies have cleared. tomorrow, maybe some patchy low
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clouds around the bay for the morning. 40s outside for most places tomorrow morning. as we approach noon, numbers in the 60s. santa rosa, trivalley, south of san jose, should see 70s tomorrow. as we fast forward towards tuesday now, watch these winds. north bay hills and the diablo range. we could see some locally gusty conditions there tuesday morning. the impact on your tuesday temperatures, check this out. 70s bayside, including san francisco. 80s inland. if we can manage mid 80s on tuesday for some of these valley locations, we could be close to record highs. wednesday, 60s to 70s, san francisco to oakland. and still near 80 degrees inland for wednesday. then thursday, notice how the temperatures drop off. stronger on shore winds. which will bring in eventually more clouds.
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no rain through about saturday. increasing clouds next weekend. right now, best chance for find ing rain. showers next sunday. overall rain totals, a quarter inch or less. after that, skies clear once again as we head toward the end of the month. less of that chilly wind and a dryer offshore breeze. warmest day should be tuesday. most of the bay area should see the temperatures inland. thursday, we see cooling. towards next weekend, maybe a few showers. right now, no sign of any big rain. hopefully, a little bit of rain in the bay area to keep the fire danger suppressed. this is not really putting a major dent in the drought, but every little bit helps. >> we'll take it. rob, thank you. it is important work. the breakthrough in new york to
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make sure there's a face for every name at the city's 9/11 memorial. how they did it, after the break. centuries ago, native californians thrived on this land. now, we share a destiny with all californians. when voters granted our sovereign nations exclusive gaming rights, it advanced self-sufficiency and created thousands of good jobs. but now, out of state corporations are coming to california. their online sports betting initiative would break the promise between us. it's bad for tribes and all californians. join us. protect the promise.
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welcome back. for decades, the 9/11 memorial museum has been tracking down photos for all of the victims, and had a photo for everyone,
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but two. until now. >> reporter: those faces stare back at you in the 9/11 museum. close to 3,000 victims. their images, haunting reminders of the human cost of that terrible day. greg works in the gallery, and what always struck him was a photo that's been missing. >> i felt that there was a hole in the story. >> reporter: that name is alyert ogletree, a cafeteria worker who died in the north tower. jan ramirez says his estranged wife died in 2004. and attempts to find other relatives came up empty. but that changed last summer, when a search of facebook led to his stepdaughter in harlem. a moment of hope that ultimately ended in disappointment. >> she went on to explain that he had been a camera shy person. >> reporter: the search for a
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photo led next to which revealed he had been a maytive of a detroit suburb. they reached out to a high school and eight months later, they had his ninth grade photo of albert. >> i was very treated. >> reporter: now his photo is being added to the museum wall. finally a face attached to the name. >> the small trace of him really brings back the words "no day shall erase you from the memory of time." >> reporter: that's what the 9/11 museum is all about, and why it will keep looking for a photo of the last victim without one, another cafeteria worker named antonio dorsey pratt. >> what an amazing journey to find his photo. still ahead on nbc bay area news, they are hiring. hundreds of spots open at the united states postal service.
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or they don't remember things as vividly as they once did. i've been taking prevagen for about three years now. people say to me periodically, "man, you've got a memory like an elephant." it's really, really helped me tremendously. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. welcome back. are you looking for a job in the u.s. postal service is working, adding 300 carriers in san jose, as part of their ten-year plan. applicants have to be 18 or old, pass a drug screening and a criminal background investigation. in person and virtual job fair also be held in the coming weeks. the first one in person is this wednesday at san jose's processing and contribution center on lundy avenue. there's a new push to honor a black mother posthumously. henry etter lacks' dna was
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harvested without her consent or knowledge. it became instrumental in developing the polio vaccine and treatments for cancer. and now a congressman has recognized a -- introduced a bill to recognize lacks. >> i believe henrietta lacks is deserving of a medal because she is a miracle. >> i think it's awesome for him to be passing a bill to try to get a gold medal for her. >> lacks died of cancer at just 31 years old. researchers used her dna to discover remarkable cells, which have revolutionized bioscience. amazing. back in a moment.
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she was born in a small texas town but became a legend in the bay area. willie brown is celebrating his birthday today. arnold schwarzenegger posted a photo of himself with willie brown and the governor. brown, you'll likely know, served more than 30 years in the california assembly, spent 15 years as its speaker, and the state's first black speaker of the assembly, then the first african american mayor of san francisco. happy birthday, willie brown. >> i can't believe he's 88. >> so obviously celebrating his birthday on a nice, sunny day. >> tomorrow, we'll jump to the 70s. speaking of 80s, 80 degree temperatures by tuesday and wednesday. today is the first official day of spring, but a little summer preview, next chance of rain
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rolls in sunday, with showers possible and cooler temperatures returning. >> looks good. thanks, rob, and thank you for watching. "nightly news" is next. see you once again ath 6:00. tonight, russia's new ultimatum to ukraine. new attacks against civilians, bombing an art school where hundreds were taking shelter. claiming it launched another hypersonic missile. russia also allegedly forcing thousands of ukrainians into camps. new video reportedly of russian troops raiding an apartment building and later holding residents hostage. will ameri take in more ukrainian refugees the calls for the u.s. to do more, as president biden visits european allies this week the white house today shutting down talk of a visit to ukraine supreme showdown judge ketanji brown jackson faces the senate tomorrow. how some repub


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