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john morelos: no. natalie morales: that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm natalie morales. thank you for watching. i'm shepard smith on cnbc, and this is "the news. americans need help. >> there's no other way to say it we are overwhelmed >> on the covid front, infections spiking, hospitalizations increasing in many parts of the country. how some states and cities are doing in the battle against covid-19 businesses hurting people struggling. stimulus talks stalled can financially strapped americans trust the government to deliver the relief they so desperately need next in line
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vice president pence, senator kamala harris. face-off in the first and only vp debate. what to expect and how the night could impact the election. >> plus boarded up and seeking shelter. hurricane delta slams into mexico and heads our way tonight, tracking the storm, as it barrels toward a better gulf coast. ♪ live from cnbc global headquarters, the fact, the truth, the news with shepard smith. good evening again tonight our nation is at an impasse. many of us and those who lead us are dug in on how to tackle the coronavirus. how to shore up the lives and livelihoods of those caught in the covid crosshairs, the infection rate is climbing rapidly. that is not in dispute, but we as a nation are at odds about how exactly to live with it, how to fight and where to fold as we stare down the killer among us and what to do about the money that tens of millions of
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americans desperately need stimulus talks are stalled and many who suffer wonder right now if help is coming at all as our leaders play political poker at the sky's the limit table with the election just 27 days away we begin tonight on covid watch. the numbers of positive test results increased in 39 states over the past week there have been record high hospitalizations in the midwest. nationwide, we're seeing nearly 44,000 new confirmed cases every day on average and increasing steadily over the past month in wisconsin, the governor calls the situation dire some hospitals there, overwhelmed. it's getting so bad in wisconsin they're opening an emergency field hospital to try and deal with the overflow. our covid coverage begins there. gabe gutierrez in the hard-hit city of green bay. gabe >> reporter: shep, doctors here say the situation is getting increasingly dire and outside
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lambeau field where the green bay packers announced they will no longer allow fans until further notice here at this iconic stadium, but the real story is the dramatic increase in covid cases and hospitalizations we saw video today from inside one of the local hospitals here, st. mary's where doctors and nurses are battling this crisis. about a month ago there were some 800 or so covid cases daily in wisconsin now that number is above 2300 and as you mentioned, shep, today the governor announced that he was activating a field hospital at the state fairgrounds near milwaukee we spoke with one of the doctors at the center of this crisis today. this is the picture he painted >> the situation in wisconsin the best way i can describe it is awful from the number of patients turning positive every day compared to the number we're testing to what's actually happening inside of our hospitals. we're admitting more and more people that have covid-19 and
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what that's doing is it's causing the whole system to almost get on the verge of collapse because then we can't take care of everybody else. >> on the verge of collapse, shep that doctor says that some of the major hospitals here are one bed away from reaching their capacity and tomorrow, shep, here in wisconsin a new order from the governor takes effect mandating that businesses and indoor gatherings are capped at 25%, but as you know, this is creating a lot of controversy here just several months ago the state supreme court agreed with republican lawmakers and struck down the governor's stay at home order. many business owners here and trump supporters also say that any type of shutdown would be disastrous for this state's economy. >> gabe, months ago in new york, worried about bed space and ventilators and across the country, really. what's the biggest concern in wisconsin? >> well, shep, ventilators here aren't the problem according to the doctors we spoke with and
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bed space is a concern and the real issue they're having is with staffing. there's a concern of any of the doctors and nurses get sick and it will be tough to replace them so, shep, you'll recall several months ago it was doctors and nurses from across the country going to new york city and now doctors and nurses and health professionals in wisconsin is asking for help to beef up staffing as they deal with this crisis, shep >> gabe, thanks. in the midwest big concern now areas in the northeast and the mid atlantic quickly becoming hot spots of their own. in delaware, cases on the average are up 25% this week over last. in new jersey, highest case numbers in four months in pennsylvania, the highest in five months. in connecticut, another surge, average daily cases up 64% over just last week, but that state's still marching on with reopening. phase three starts tomorrow in connecticut, that means, restaurants, libraries, hair salon, all of it can now operate
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indoors at 75% of capacity though bars and nightclubs remain closed and new york city targeting nine specific zip codes, in brooklyn and queens where cases are rising so fast all schools in those areas now closed, and protests erupted last night in a brooklyn neighborhood that's home to a large ultra orthodox jewish community. hundreds of people marching through the streets, some setting masks on fire, furious with the governor and the mayor for new restrictions and they're not alone. frank holland now with a different set of demands being made by front-line workers in the big city >> we are very nervous and anxious. >> jane is a nurse in suburban new york city, the rise in hot spots underscores the need for health care workers to have the ppe, staff, and resources they need >> weal be the warriors. we will be the front line soldiers, boots on the ground. that's not a problem we will do it, but we need the resources. and the fear of going home and
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bringing it back to people that i love there's fear of getting sick myself >> when do we want it? now! >> front line workers rallying in new york city pushing for a proposed state law that would mandate those workplace protections. >> having the helps and the employers enforce guidance is like having the fox watch the chicken coop we need enforceable standards with clear guidelines. >> the governor says he's protecting the public by ordering the closure of non-essential businesses in the most severe hot spots on thursday >> some people are unhappy i understand it. these limitations are better than going back to closedown which is what happens when the infection increases. >> times like these i feel like flowers are essential. >> beautiful bouquets more popular than ever during these ugly days of the pandemic at this family flower shop in brooklyn >> constantine bellios knows it
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will hurt many new yorkers. >> by closing my business, you know, i can't give my employees the money that they deserve. in turn, they can't feed their families, in turn they can't pay their bills. >> and small business owners here in this hot spot told me the uncertainty is another major issue. they don't know for sure when they can reopen and they don't know when all of their employees will come back and most importantly, they don't know if their customers will return. many are facing stiff competition from big box stores that will remain open while closed frank? >> the president left the white house residence today and returned to the oval office this afternoon and just posted a five-minute long video on twitter in which he thanked an experimental drug for his improved condition. >> i want everybody to be given the same treatment as your president because i feel great i feel, like, perfect. >> this video coming at the end of the day when the white house said the president spoke with governors and met with his top aides. cnbc's kayla tausche joins us
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now. kayla? >> shep, that five-minute video came late in the day it was just one of dozens of tweets that the president posted to twitter today after a midday memo from the white house physician saying he's symptom and fever-free, he headed to the oval office. the tale as you see here is the marine guard standing outside the west wing portico as he does when the president is inside a senior official tells me that the president enteredfrom the outside so as not to expose other staffers from there the president talked to governors about hurricane delta. he talked to his treasury secretary about economic relief and he talked to uk prime minister boris johnson who himself fought the virus earlier this year. for anyone meeting the president in person, that's two people, mark meadow, the chief of staff and dan scavino, their n95 masks and goggles outside the oval office and i obtained the communication to white house staff sent five days after the outbreak be gab. it says mafshgs are mandatory in the west wing and just
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encouraged elsewhere aides must submit to random testing or anyone testing positive or quarantined for their exposure must get clearance and a negative test before returning to work >> kayla thanks. >> the money now on the pandemic's back, the crisis hitting individuals is escalating if you need money to pay your bills and feed your family, that money is not coming. not right away, it can't until congress act, the president signs and the treasury prints. that's the process it's slow and it hasn't even begun. here's where stimulus or disaster relief stands right now. yesterday afternoon president trump shut down talks between the white house and the house speaker nancy pelosi hours later the presidentsaid he was open to piecemeal fixes, but not for everyone in need this morning speaker pelosi talked again with the treasury secretary steve mnuchin about a bailout for the airlines, something the house tried to pass last week and we just learned they had another conversation an hour ago
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so where are we now? cnbc's elylan mui about the stimulus >> that bill that the treasury secretary and the speaker of the house discussed would have given $25 billion to the airlines and extended that help through march, but that legislation went nowhere fast in the house. it was brought up at the last minute at the end of the legislative day and republicans blocked it for procedural reasons. they called it just another political stunt by the democrats. now there is a bipartisan bill in the senate. two republicans and two democrats that provide the same help for the airlines, and i am told that after the president tweeted last night, one of the chief sponsors, gop senator roger wicker, he started polling his colleagues to see if there was any hope of moving this legislation forward. there were also bills in the senate that would extend the payroll protection program allowing small businesses to take out a second loan if they
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need it and some republicans have even gotten behind the idea of direct checks $1,000 a person for adults and for kids the white house has tried to figure out if it could do any of these moves on its own it can't, and so that means congress would haveto act, but shep, i am told that there is a lot of skepticism on capitol hill over the political will to get something done and there's not a lot of time left to do it before the election. back to you. ylan mui, thanks. forget corporations for a minutes. think main street with me. the company you worked for shut down in covid and you don't get a paycheck or government relief so you sure don't go to restaurants. those restaurants and close and fire their workers, then they can't spend around time. that's called a small business death spiral here's cnbc's kate rodgers with one restaurant's dilemma >> sanitize the top. >> the losses for business owners like san francisco restauranteur johnny mathini are piling up. he cut his workforce from 80 to
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six across four locations and is desperate for financial relief. >> i feel betrayed and let down because i keep thinking and believing and knowing we were forced to be shut down by politicians and the government and for them to decide not to even negotiate to help the country right now, the country is small businesses which is, i believe, the backbone of the american way >> the numbers are staggering. in the restaurant industry alone, over 8 million workers furloughed or laid off at the height of the pandemic $165 billion in sales losses from march through july and 100,000 locations completely closed according to the national restaurant association a large portion of them expected to become permanent as the cooler months limit outdoor dining and lawmakers struggle with the stalemate over stimulus spending >> and mathini certainly ssisn' alone. half of the small business
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members that received federal aid say they'll need more help in the next 12 months and what's worse, one in five say they'll have to close their doors for good if economic conditions don't improve in the next six months. >> kate rogers, thanks. so what's the cost of washington's failure michaelen is the co-founder of axios, he is with us you're plugged in in washington. let's talk about the fallout here who gets the blame when a deal doesn't get done >> shep, i have new reporting for you from both ends of pennsylvania avenue and the blame rightly goes mostly to the white house, republicans control the senate, so right there they control two-thirds of the actors and the president out there in the last 48 hours making the toxic politics even worse. so you mentioned that phone call recently between the speaker and the treasury secretary shep, if there's going to be
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action, i think we'll know in the next 24 to 48 hours. i am told that by the time you get to the supreme court confirmation hearing next week, sort of everybody's in their corners. it's much less likely. if upon there will be movement on airline rescue that would be big. you've had such great coverage and you've been so close to it in your documentary. 40,000+ jobs with some help from washington they would bring some of those jobs back, but the other pieces that people are looking for, that extension of unemployment benefits. other things that people are hoping for, very hard to see it happening before the election. >> there's no way? i mean, the senate is out and once they do come up with a deal, if they ever do, it will take a while to get the money to people, but surely politicians on both sides of the fence realize people are suffering in a way that is not their fault
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and that they have to get something done i heard them say it just two days ago >> yeah. no, you're right about that, and what i'm hearing is that there is new pressure from the people who are running in the country, people who are not here, but are running in states and districts. both of them are telling their leaders here we need a better story to tell, but shep, the problem is there's just nothing in the bank for either side. a person close to the process described to me the president's tweet the other day. they said it was either deliberate stupidity or just inept politics someone else telling axios you can't try to mess it up so badly. >> is that fair, though, because -- >> they'll tell you, oh, this is the president, classic trump he's turning over the table so that he can reset the table.
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i can tell you, speaker pelosi in no mood to play table games with president trump. >> yeah, but you know, to be fair, isn't it possible that just like mitch mcconnell said the president looked at the options, said this isn't going to get done. let's move on to something that can get done like a supreme court nominee. like, i can't do this. let's just move on >> politics is partly showing that you are trying, showing that you understand that human pain that the news has covered so vividly and that's the piece that the president is missing and that's the piece that his party is paying a huge price for up and down the ballot after the debate last week, the republican who was looking at state by state polling said to me, the bottom is falling out everywhere and a big problem had
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to do with the president's employ thee. you talk to the biden campaign, they'll tell you two of the big moments in the debate, two of the big moments have turned the politics in the country and have really given joe biden a tailwind and are both having to do with human connection, with empathy. so you had that moment where joe biden said shut up, man. a lot of his voters thinking that way, and then when he's talking about his late son beau biden, the president interrupts. so it's like with the stimulus, you have to show people that you care. >> michaelen, i'ke allen, i've o mike allen from axios. the vice presidential debate is less than two hours away from right now. we are live in salt lake city. stage set, plexiglass up the v.p. face-off tonight in utah, but what's the state of the election down ballots? will the balance of power shift
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in washington and america's top spy hunter on election interference >> is russia putting out disinformation to help get president trump elected and is china actively engaging in the disinformation campaign to help vice president biden >> yeah, they all are. >> the message every american should hear. plus wrong turn. how a giant sea creature ends up stranded wandering around this neighborhood the facts. the truth. the news w
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the vote now 27 days until you do it, but early voting already under way in 42 states we are just one hour and, what 40 minute away now from the first and only vice presidential debate nbc's jay gray live in salt lake city what strategies should we expect tonight from the candidates,
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jay? >> well, shep, let's start with vice president mike pence and what we've heard from analysts and those in the campaign is that he'll likely stick to the company line, that he'll continue to push the issues and ideas that the president has throughout this campaign he will focus not only on fighting the covid vier u brus,t also about the economy and bringing jobs back and making sure people's 401(k) is still doing well, something the president has talked about often. he will be doing all of that, of course, as he has since becoming vice president in the footsteps of president trump and right now with president trump working through the virus, it's something he's going have to separate himself from a bit here, so it will be interesting to see how he does that. we don't expect him to be all that volatile, though we do expect him to push back just a bit on some of the issues perhaps like the environment and other things that are very important to senator kamala harris who as a former
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prosecutor is expected to come out swinging here, shep. we expect her to pull on those same issues and to look at the record of this administration and point out things that she and joe biden believe they're just not doing right and continue to mess up here, and so i think you'll see some rigorous back and forth here before it's all over i don't think that it's going to spin out into the name calling and frankly, the embarrassment of the presidential debate jay, we'll be watching thanks got a new batch of polls in the meantime the former vice president joe biden has extended his lead nationally of course, we don't vote nationally and there are open questions about how this plays out down ballot in local races might the senate flip? can democrats keep the house steve cokornaci on the balance power. >> as we talk about joe biden leading nationally and the lead being high single digits at this point. what does that do for democrats' hopes and their goal is to take back the senate. they need a net gain of four
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senate seats and a biden victory. that would get them there. so take a look here. here's what you see, the good news for democrats here is there are five republican seats and five republican incumbents and we're in the polling here and democrats lead and that's one of the things that starts happening with biden moving to the lead that he's got nationally, there's a trickle down effect in these states five states where democrats have the lead and they need a net gain of four and then there are a couple of seats the democrats are eyeing that are on the cusp. how about this one lindsay graham in south carolina and polling is tight in montana. the republican leading by one point. there are a lot of potential targets for democrats and their magic number is they got to pick off four republican seats and that would get done if biden gets elected president here's the challenge look at some of these states in montana, south carolina, maybe north carolina, we'll see. maybe arizona. i'm talking about states that went for trump in 2016, that
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could very well go for trump again in 2020. if trump ends up winning a bunch of these states, if he can increase his support a little bit between now and election day, if he wins a bunch of these seats, does he carry those republicans across the finish line with him? how is this for a stat in 2016 the last time we had a presidential election zero states in the country split their tickets. zero voted for a white house candidate from one party and a senate candidate from the other party. it all matched up. democratic presidential candidate vote, democratic senate vote. republican president, republican senate that partisanship, that polarization, that's a challenge democrats could be up against, too, in some of those states >> steve kornacki thanks. hurricane delta, heavy rains in the yucatan ravaging popular vacation spots around cancun we'll track its way to the usa
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and louisiana once again right in the path. that state still recovering from that monster storm laura louisiana's governor will tell us the state of play in the bayou, but first, a new ride for a skateboarding tiktok star as we take a cnbc trip koefrt to coast. ♪ ♪ georgia, a man is suing gwinnett county, its police department and two officers for $10 million. >> what did i do >> police tased him last year during a jaywalking arrest body camera video shows the cops tased him three times before handcuffing him. the man did not put his hands behind his back as police directed authorities dropped the jaywalking charges back in november one of the officers involved resigned while under investigation for a separate incident gwinnett county police say they
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cannot comment on a pending civil suit massachusetts. brunch in a bubble one restaurant in boston's sea port district offering covid-safe dining with these igloo-like domes >> we've had them full every night. >> it's a way for restaurants to stay open for outdoor dining throughout the winter. >> idaho, skateboard, cranberry juice, fleetwood mac all ingredients for a viral tiktok ♪ ♪ the way you're feeling ♪ >> this man's video blew up. viewed more than 26 million times. so ocean spray has jumped in for free publicity gifting the star a cranberry red pickup truck and the company's ceo hopped on the skateboard, too. >> texas, a classical artist takes his talent to the streets after art galleries closed for the pandemic, one fort worth man started using the city as a canvas this spray painted piece in the
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works is of an aztec warrior it
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there are real questions tonight over whether all of you investors and analysts who move the markets understand fully the dysfunction in washington. the dow had its best day since july and that's what's "on the money" tonight ruby tuesday declares bankruptcy as covid decimates its sitdown
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business the chain to close 185 of its restaurants for good, try to cut enough debt to keep the other locations operating. the company has more than 7,000 employees and how many are still working? only 300 and we now know what crocs was up to with that justin bieber photo that made its share price climb. crocs has officially unveiled its justin bieber collaboration. it's a classic clog in yellow with custom bieber charms and will retail for just $55 a bit of bieber beneath your feet. on wall street, the dow had a big day, as i mentioned up 530 points s&p and nasdaq up almost 2% each. ooi'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news hurricane delta entering the gulf of mexico today the storm beat up the yucatan peninsula along the way. it dropped from a cat 4 to a cat
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1 while over land. early this morning, heavy rain in playa del carmen and winds over 100 miles an hour 911 lit up and people whose windows and doors were broken and cutting power from tulum to cancun and across the yucatan. and this in cozumel, streets flooded, cars submerged. in the cancun tourist zone mostly empty resorts becoming a safe haven for the locals and people sheltering in entertainment hall and now the storm is over warm water and strengthening as it heads toward the gulf coast you see the path there most likely louisiana and hurricanes tend to chart their own courses sometimes. landfall is expected in a couple of days. meteorologist bill karins, how is it looking? >> people in louisiana, especially lake charles. this is the fifth storm that they've been in this season alone and the poor people of
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lake charles, i saw an aerial photo of someone flying over lake charles, blue tarps everywhere still from hurricane laura. i'd say maybe 10% to 20% of people still have tarps on their roofs and they may be dealing with a category 2 hurricane in two days from now. so let me catch you up with the latest and what the concerns with the storm are and every story is unique. it was a category 4 yesterday at this time and it lost a little bit of its punch and it went over the yucatan and now it's trying to fire back up and it could be a major category in the next 36 hours and then the 12 hours before landfall and it may weaken slightly. so what does that mean for the landfall in louisiana? they were saying at 1:00 in the afternoon on wednesday we'll have 105 mile per hour winds and category 2 notice the cone of uncertainty goes from the beaumont, port arthur area. sound familiar if it takes the center line, that landfall would be 15 to 20 miles away from a major hurricane made landfall about a
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month ago. that's never happened in our country's history before that we've had two major hurricanes make landfall at almost the same, exact spot and a rainstorm over the weekend we have hurricane watches and even new orleans is under a tropical storm watch and all of the computer models in agreement and this storm is headed with louisiana. bill, thanks louisiana again. in this one season, this will be the sixth tropical system to target there first in early june, tropical storm cristobal and then late august, tropical storm marco right after that the monster hurricane laura. that was a cat 4 then mid-september hurricane sally turned east, but louisiana got a fix. late september, tropical storm beta, and now in october it's hurricane delta. john bell edwards, he is the governor of louisiana. governor, this is unreal are you ready? >> the state of louisiana is full of tough and resilient,
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faithful people, and i will say that we're as prepared as we can be by the way, the forecast that you all just got from bill is exactly right. that's what the weather service has been telling us to prepare for. the folks in lake charles, i will tell you, i am praying that the storm doesn't go there. >> yes, we all are >> that it goes to these -- they're just not positioned well right now for another storm there, but i will tell you, we have a lot of people working extremely hard the one thing that's a saving grace, perhaps, shepard, the forward movement speed, 17 mile per hour. >> yeah. >> so that should get us in and out of the area. >> i sure hope so, governor. our viewers are looking at video of lake charles. we've been following a number of people well for the last month including one here owe who took an elderly patient she was caring for on a 15-day journey all over the place, bed and breakfast and motels and stuff, just heroes in the catastrophes,
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but you talk about them not being able to take it. i don't know if they can take anything there it still looks like the storm happened yesterday. >> and actually, there's been a tremendous amount of improvement, but you're right. the destruction was so extensive and so devastating, tens of thousands of homes damaged to different degrees, but 10,000 or so that were destroyed the electricity has only been restored for many people and we don't have the redundancy in the area and any power outage now will be longer to restore than what would ordinarily be the case and coming projectiles if you have strong hurricane-force winds and we still have 6,000, more than 6,000 people from southwest louisiana who are sheltering in hotel rooms because of covid-19. we are doing it primarily in the new orleans area and just today
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about an hour ago, calcasieu parish called for another evacuation we did get a pre-landfall emergency disaster declaration request in to the president. he called me this afternoon, and the president indicated he would be signing that request. so that allows us to put these victims who have to evacuate into hotels and other noncongregant shelters as well >> there's that letter governor john bel edwards, we are pulling for your people in every single way maybe some miracle will happen and it turns the other direction, but i know people will be outto help if it doesn't. governor edwards, all the best and thank you. tonight george floyd's killer is out of prison. the ex-cop derek chauvin released on $1 million bond. you'll remember a video during the arrest shows the now-fired minneapolis police officer kneeling on george floyd's neck
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for almost nine minutes. george floyd begged for his life gasping "i can't breathe." his death sparked protests that spread all around the world. the former officer charged with second-degree murder and some other counts he's not yet entered a plea, but he is out on bond. no word on where he is, but he can't work in security, can't have a gun and has to show up for all his court dates. a judge is set to rule next week on where he'll face trial. a horrible construction collapse in houston. three workers killed their remains buried in the rubble for two days and this morning crews finally recovered them the 15-story building partially collapsed on monday. workers there say a stairwell caved in, debris falling everywhere, all of the way to the ground floor firefighters spent yesterday shoring up parts of it making sure it wouldn't collapse again. as for those workers, their names not yet released and fire officials notified the families and the cause is under investigation. 27 days until the election and some of our enemies around
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the world have picked their favorite candidates. america's top spy hunter says russia's on team trump while china is pulling for joe biden and iran likely for chaos. intelligence agencies say they're trying to interfere, but the top spy hunter in america says we can shut it down richard engel talks to him next and an unwelcome visitor to a neighborhood in chile. would you look at this slithering thing it's an elephant seal that got escorted out to sea and you'll meet him as we go around the world in 80 seconds. >> the facts the ut
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no secret here, russia, china and iran are trying to interfere in the vote. u.s. intelligence has been warning for months and even years and now there's evidence that it is happening, but are they succeeding? are our adversaries influencing us as voters are they winning nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel got a sitdown with america's top spy hunter, and he has your answer in no uncertain terms. >> is russia putting out disinformation to help get president trump elected and is china actively engaging in a disinformation campaign to help vice president biden >> yeah. they all are and i would throw iran in there, as well and we
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have to open the aperture. vladimir putin at the end of the day wants our country to eat itself he wants mass chaos here in the u.s. as does china but not from an economic perspective. we see both of them, i would say exacerbating and amplifying social discord on both sides of the aisle. >> you said vladimir putin wants chaos in the united states, turmoil. just go outside. did he win did he get what he wants >> yeah, as a counterintelligence official i'll tell you we're not helping him and every time he sees chaos ask disfunction in the united states whether it be right versus the left and antifa versus the white supremists, he loves that kind of chaos and we're helping facilitate getting him to smile every day and we as a nation have to look at this whole society defense against
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vladimir putin and the most important thing we can do is vote and show vladimir putin and xi jinping and the ayatollah that we make the determination as to who the elected officials are. >> richard engel is here now we gotta vote, got it, but are they able to shut down the influence, richard >> they will, according to bill evanina technically. they can protect the voting stations and the actual ballot he says that one thing that makes theu.s. dwight resilient is that voting is so decentralized. in many countries i've covered there is a central election committee and just one place where all of the votes are tabulated. in the u.s. it's by states, by district and he thinks that that side of it is pretty locked down he's not saying that no votes could get altered, but he doesn't think they could be altered on scale and he keeps using that caveat. he doesn't think they could be
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affected on scale, but the hacking of the voters' minds is much more subtle and that's what he's worried about, that in this climate where people don't necessarily accept the truth or know what to believe, they could be easily manipulated and easily riled up and easily confused and not just about how they should vote, but where they should vote, how they should cast their builts, particularly if they're voting by mail or absentee so he does see opportunities in the unrest to cause confusion or change people's minds. >> right it's the chaos and the uncertainty that these foreign state actors want, and they're able to foment it. >> some of them want uncertainty, but he made it sound like they have preferred candidates, that russia would prefer to have president trump stay in power. china would prefer to see biden and iran clearly would prefer to see biden because there was a nuclear deal under the obama administration that has been
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torn up. so they do seem to have specific preferences beyond just general unrest and discomfort for society. >> love the inside look, richard. richard engel live in london tonight. thanks so much. how corrupt are sports a huge investigation as we go around the world in 80 seconds ♪ ♪ germany, the beautiful game tarnished? authorities investigating the country's soccer federation on suspicion of tax evasion around 200 officers raiding the organization's headquarters and private homes of some of its members. the prosecutor says the german soccer federation avoided paying taxes of about $5.5 million. >> switzerland, the oh zone hole getting bigger and deeper. that's what researchers warn at the united nations in geneva as you can see in the graphic, the oezone started rapidly
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expanding peaking at more than 9 million square miles a huge change from last year when scientists said the ozone hole was the smallest on record. chile. you don't see this every day an elephant seal romping down a street these neighbors banded together with a long, plastic sheet guiding the animal down the block and back to the sea. >> australia, a superhero joining forces with the devil after 3,000 years tasmanian devils returned to mainland australia. the marvel actor chris himselfworth helping release these feisty animals in a wild life sanctuary north of sydney they hope they can balance the ecosystem ravaged by invasive species and now they're romiami the news on this round the world in 80 seconds. online screenings for depression in america are up more than 700% find out why and what's being
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done to treat our mental health and why one man has flown more than 70,000 miles during the pandemic and it's all about yogurt hang on.
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2020 is the worst, right like, end, already it's too much. the stats show for some people it truly is. according to the journal of the american medical association the number of adults experiencing depression has tripled in the u.s. since the pandemic began, making matters worse as millions and millions of people lose their jobs they're losing their health insurance, too. cnbc's contessa brewer on america's growing mental health crisis >> one, two, three >> the pandemic hits hard even or especially at home. >> i'm actually out on medical leave partly because of my anxiety level. it's hard. it's very hard to teach and be
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home with my kids. >> matt and caitlin grande are teachers with two small children struggling with the pressure of jobs, remote learning and their own physical and mental health >> i actually suffer from anxiety in general, so this added layer is particularly intense. >> the statistics are staggering online screenings for anxiety up 540%, for depression up more than 700% since the pandemic began. one in three americans report anxiety. one in four young adults have considered suicide or self-harm. >> the pandemic itself is traumatic for everyone and that's individual trauma, but also a sense of collective trauma even if someone hasn't been directly affected by contracting covid. it's hit some demographics particularly hard, middle-aged men without a college degree are climbing and minorities are disproportionately affected by coronavirus and unemployment and
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of course, racial injustice. >> everyone is overwhelmed, exhausted and we're realizing that this is going to be with us for quite some time. >> but we have more tools than ever >> telehealth appointments or virtual therapy often covered by insurance and mental health apps and it's simple breathing exercises and daily walks in the forests. >> i've learned how to regulate my body and my mind. per perts told me election anxiety isn't making this any better all of the talk of potential violence and chaos in the streets and furthermore the political divide is dividing families it's creating chasms in the much-needed family support just when we need it most, shep. >> contessa brewer, covid affecting us in so many way,
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just ask the nfl we reported the tennessee titans after having two consecutive days with no positive tests, but today is no good two more players tested positive for covid-19 so the titans' facilities stay closed and their game for sunday against the bills may not happen in new england, a third pate rights player also positive and the pats shutting down their operations and then there's florida, the governor ron desantis gave the miami dolphins a clearance to host a game at full capacity which would mean 65,000 dolphin fans packed like sa sardines inside the stadium. that's something that hardly happened before the veer us, but the owners decided to limit fans to 13,000. while most of us were doing and going nowhere, much -- at least most of the time during the lockdown, there's this one guy from florida who shifted into overdrive and flew more than 70,000 miles by plain for the
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love of yogurt made of oats. here's cnbc's rahel salomon. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> so far this year during the covid i've flown more than 70,000 miles. >> while covid-19 was spreading like wildfire, mika embarked on an insane travel schedule. >> i've visited five different countries and i've seen more than 17 cities in the u.s. >> in those cities he's rented 25 cars and checked into even more hotel rooms >> i've stayed more than 170 nights in the hotel. >> in the road and in the skies, he follows a meticulous protocol to stay safe from the deadly virus. >> when i get to the airport i put multiple layers of gloves on i wipe every single surface i think i'd be touch and the rental car, steering wheel and the knobs and the door
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handles and the neck brace once again. >> there's even a plan for the handles. >> and the key card, every surface in the bathroom. >> so why is meninen criss-crossing country in the middle of a pandemic well, the short answer is yogurt. >> i'm the ceo and co-founder of health foods we make organic oatmeal yogurt. >> it sent shock waves through the grocery supply chain and putting it at risk at losing the spot on store shelves. >> if i didn't hustle we would not have business today. >> the ceo wanted his business to know that they were ready, willing and able to get their yogurt into stores and rather than make his employees hit the road he geared on and took on all of the travel himself. >> i think that employees are really appreciative about the fact that they don't have to go out. >> the yogurt exec has managed to stay healthy, and says being a road warrior has paid off.
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since the start of the pandemic in march, he signed on 200 new retailers, but the journey hasn't been easy >> so during the covid i've spent only 11 days at home i obviously miss my wife terribly, but it's the price you pay. >> for the news, i'm rahel solomon. >> he says he's expanding the midwest with 100 new stores and in case you're wondering, he says he's still covid negative meteors over the sky in mexico and dinosaurs on the auction block at christie's. we told you about this last night and said if you want to own this dinosaur you'd probably need $8 million. wrong, smith, so wrong
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a meteor lighting up the sky over mexico happened last night near the southern tip of texas, crashed to the ground and set fire to the bushes and trees witnesses found rocks the size
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of large gum balls and scooped them up and took them away for study. some said it was part of an annual meteor shower while others blame the aliens or elon musk now a follow-up to a story we reported here last night look here, this is stan, a 67 million-year-old t-rex fossil selling last night at christie's he was up for auction and the likely winner would shell out about $8 million yeah, stan went for almost 32, $32 million. he's one of only 50 t-rex fossils ever discovered and one of the most complete ever. he'll head to his new home wherever that is the new owner is keeping it a secret 40 seconds until we're done and here are the headlines hurricane delta weakening to a category 1 storm and forecasters expect it to strengthen again and slam into louisiana as a major storm. the storm expected to make history as the tenth to hit land during the united states during one season
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coronavirus relief speaker pelosi says she and the treasury secretary talked again tonight about trying to figure something out and we are about an hour away from the vice presidential debate between kamala harris and vice president pep pence. you can see it on nbc. now yokn . it is 5:00 a.m. in d.c. and here is your top five at 5:00. one sector not named technology hits an all-time high. and optimism stems from the possibility of more relief as the talks are apparently on again. and also in d.c., new controversy as the president returns to the west wing he showing no signs of covid, that is sending shares of two drug makers surging and hurricane delta looking to make history as a


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