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i would be more worried if it's low right now. the market is not that stupid. stock looks cheap, it's probably for a reason i like to sa there's always a bull market somewhere and i promise to find it for you right here at "mad money. i'm jim cramer see you tomorrow the news with shepard smith starts now "the news with shepard smith" starts now no regrets, plenty of blame. president biden doubles down on pulling out. i'm carl quintanilla in for shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc. >> i stand squarely behind my decision. >> president biden addresses the nation as chaos unfolds in kabul. desperate afghans storm the airport, clinging to planes as they take off. the scramble abroad and the backlash here at home. >> the outcome, i think, is catastrophic trapped and terrified. afghanistans, women and girls, fea
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fearing the worst now that the taliban back in power. what their future holds. combat veterans in their own word zpls a horrible defeat for america. it's going to haunt us for years to come. >> reacting to the catastrophic end to america's longest war screams ring out in haiti. more than 1,000 dead after an earthquake hospitals, homes and schools flattened. the frantic search for survivor s as the country braces for a storm. a critical water shortage in the west cash penalties for businesses breaking vaccine rules and regulators investigate tesla's crashes. >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. president biden says he does not regret pulling troops out of afghanistan even as the taliban seizes control and kabul de descends into chaos. >> truth, this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated. afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country
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the afghan military collapsed. some time without trying to fight. how many more generations of america's daughters and sons would you have me send to fight afghan -- afghanistan's civil war? afghan troops will not. >> president biden admitted the scenes unfolding in afghanistan are gut wrenching, evacuation flights came to a grinding halt for hours as dozens of desperate afghans swarmed kabul's airport. others climbing the gangway with nowhere else to turn outgoing ambassador to the united nations say there are reports taliban are conducting house to house searches in kabul for people on their target list, including afghans who helped the u.s. military. an afghan woman left for a human rights lawyer. >> please, there is a big, big
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mob. they are attacking us. they are armed maybe there are some taliban fighters among them, and they are -- there is like thousands of them. and not just 200 there are thousands of them and they are coming from everywhere. i see them right now can you please help us >> the website obtained this photo of a jam packed u.s. air force flight from kabul to qatar that saved 640 afghans from the t taliban. thousands more, though, remain in need of a way out of the country. shannon pettypiece on the political fallout for the president. lute on the stunning collapse but first richard engel on the ground in kabul. >> reporter: listening to president biden's speech not far from the international airport, one thing will be very difficult for afghans to swallow, and that was when president biden said that the cornerstone of his foreign policy is human rights
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at the airport today, we saw tens of thousands of afghans trying to get out of this country. they feel they've been abandoned by the united states, that the u.s. pulled the rug out from under them and left them to fend for themselves with the taliban. human rights now girls may not be going to sc school there are afghan interpreters, tens of thousands of people who are interpreters, contractors who worked for the u.s. military in minor roles as cooks and cleaners who are still on the run, afraid to show themselves, afraid they'll be found out by the taliban. is that the cornerstone of human rights the world is watching what is happening in afghanistan and it's not just that the u.s. pulled out it pulled out quickly. it evacuated bases it ended air support then we saw the rapid collapse of the afghan security forces. so, is the world watching and saying what is happening now is a sign that the u.s. --
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cornerstone of u.s. foreign policy is maintaining human rights that's certainly not the way it seems from here in kabul. >> president biden is facing mounting political pressure and criticism over how quickly the situation in afghanistan spiraled out of control. nbc's shannon pettypiece is at the white house. good evening. >> reporter: yes, the president defiant today in pushing back against that criticism and trying to place some blame on his predecessor, former president donald trump, saying it was an agreement reached between the trump administration and the taliban that essentially left him with two choices, either start extracting troops from the country or put more back in and restart fighting with the taliban he said the status quo was not an option. here say little bit more of what the president had to say about that. >> it was only a cold reality of either following through on the agreement to withdraw our forces or escalating the conflict and sending thousands more american
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troops back into combat in afghanistan. >> reporter: but that justification is unlikely to quell so much of the criticism we have been hearing in washington, not just from republicans, but democrats and former obama administration officials as well. here is what senate minority leader mitch mcconnell had to say earlier today. >> what we have seen is an unmitigated disaster i know for a fact that the president's military leaders argued against this decision i think the president felt strongly about this, obviously he overruled his own military leaders to do it. >> reporter: and not only has the president been criticized for his decision to withdraw troops but also for the chaotic scenes that have unfolded over the last 72 hours with some law lawmakers now saying they want an investigation into why the administration says they were so caught off guard by the
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taliban's rapid rise. >> nbc shannon pettypiece tonight, thank you very much retired general douglas lute joins me now, serving in the george w. bush and obama administration, also the u.s. ambassador to nato during the obama white house. mr. ambassador, appreciate your time tonight the president did defend the withdrawal today we have pulled air support, intelligence support, the cont contractors that service planes and helicopters in the country did the afghan army ever have a chance at holding the taliban back >> well, look, the afghan army was organized, trained and equipped by us over the course of 15 or 20 years. and we provided equipment. we provided the best of training and so forth, but the one thing we could not provide the afghan national army and police was the will to fight. these factors such as discipline, leadership, unit cohesion had to come from
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afghans themselves they had to be organically afghan at the end these intangibles like leadership and unit cohesion were more decisive than the units we placed in the field. >> so the plan to withdrawal, in principle, has been supported for a long time now by democrats and republicans, but whose fault do you think it truly is that there wasn't a better plan on the execution of that withdrawal >> well, look, the president took responsibility today. and i think he mentioned alongside his predecessors for mistakes made along the way. and i believe he meant by that mistakes made since his decision announced to the american people in april having to do with the execution of the withdrawal. and some of the results of those mistakes we're seeing play out however, i think the administration has been quick to find its feet and to begin to set things right, beginning with the security situation at kabul airport which is not yet set, on the way to being secured and
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order established where today we're seeing signs of chaos. so i think in the days ahead we'll see a much different image coming out of kabul airport. >> do you think overall in the longer term then that u.s. interests in the area have shifted as a result of this? >> u.s. vital interests in the region have been serviced and were serviced roughly 10 years ago as the president outlined in the speech or reminded us in his speech that it was ten years ago we brought bin laden to justice and al qaeda, the original cause of our being in afghanistan, the network of al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan has been decimated over our time there. so, those vital national interests have certainly been served. >> finally, can you envision a world in which the u.s. is forced to go back in to afghanistan? >> not immediately, but the long service in the federal government i've learned to never
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say never. it's unimaginable now. >> retired lieutenant general douglas lute mr. ambassador, appreciate your time thank you so much. >> thank you. more on the taliban takeover of afghanistan mike walsh served in afghanistans a green beret three days ago he said we could still save afghanistan tonight he is with us at the bottom of the hour. what afghan women face an author who has spent years telling their stories. what she's now hearing as taliban rule once again begins. hundreds of people killed after a powerful earthquake rocks haiti. that number is expected to climb. our reporter on the ground takes us to some of the hardest hit areas. are we in for a boost? the data pfizer sent to the fda today and what it means about that potential third shot. largest school district welcomed back students today first a few rules to make sure classes remain in person >> announcer: the facts, the truth, the ns ewwith shepard smith, back in 60 seconds. rentl,
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devastating scenes across south haiti tonight. rescuers scrambling to find survivors in the rubble of an earthquake that kill ed 1400. jeremie is still reporting strong rescuers desperate to find survivors before tropical depression grace hits. it's expected to hit tonight and bring heavy rains, which could trigger mudslides. here is gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: there is destruction here from miles
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around, les cayes, this is what's left of a massive five-story hotel we're told many people died. we're not exactly sure how many because there's been a huge search and rescue effort happening here over the last several days now, however, they stopped that and it's turned into a demolition there's also people here, going around, trying to scramble for any copper wiring they could find, such is the desperation in this part of haiti this earthquake that slammed into haiti over the weekend was a 7.2 magnitude. it was actually more powerful than the earthquake in 2010 that killed an estimated quarter million people the death toll here is still rising, and there are fears it could continue to go up. and then all this, over the weekend, fears that tropical depression grace would drop more torrential rain into this region, causing potential
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mud mudslides. as you look around, we can see that this is the scene of utter devastation. it's unclear exactly how many people died in this building we're told at least one prominent local politician was here when the quake shook on saturday the prime minister in haiti has decl declared a state of emergency here there is international aid flooding in. as we drove here, from several miles away, there's an air strip where the coast guard is evacuating critically wounded patients right now it's unclear how many times they'll have to return it's unclear how much the tropical depression will affect the rescue efforts here. this is a scene of utter devastation, at least where we are in southwest haiti the 2010 earthquake was not as powerful as this one, but that one did not -- that one happened closer to a population center, closer to port o port-au-prince.
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the effectiveness of a booster shot for the general public it's a key step in the agency's authorization process and comes as more cities requiring people to get vaccinated to go to certain places starting today, anybody in new orleans who wants to eat indoors at a restaurant, see a concert, go to a gym, must either show proof of vaccination or a negative covid test. in new york city, a similar rule takes effect tomorrow. it's even more strict. no option for a negative test. some indoor activities will be off limits to the unvaccinated
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as the delta variant drives a new surge in hospitalization among kids, there are concerns about schools reopening for in-person learning los angeles unified school district, second largest in the na nation, welcomed back thousands of students as cases continue to spread coverage from all angles tonight. guad venegas, valerie castino. but first, dr. gottlieb, good to see you tonight. >> thanks a lot. >> people who got the first vaccine dose had higher levels of antibodies when given eight to nine months after the second shot break that down for us how promising is this? >> well, look, we've seen a decline in the immunity offered by the vaccines over time, particularly in an older population people who were vaccinated in december or january, we're seeing the data right now, and this data is coming out of
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israel, because they've been tracking very closely people who were vaccinated early, and they vaccinated their population very early. you see a decline in the antibody levels and that's partly why you're seeing more br breakthrough if he cans in people what we've seen with the third booster is that you cannot only restore the antibody levels to what you saw with the initial vaccine series, but you see antibody levels well in excess to that, five to ten times the antibody levels. given that delta is a more transmissible strain that you have higher levels with the delta variant, it could be that the virus is overwhelming lower levels of antibody as people's antibody levels dec decline, the virus is able to overwhelm lower levels of antibodies you initially get infected and are dependent upon secondary immune cells that fight off the infection. that's why we're seeing more breakthrough infections with this delta variant. >> what's your understanding of the administration's plan to roll out those boosters?
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are they moving fast enough? >> they've authorized it for people who are immunocompromised and the authorization or recommendation from cdc was actually quite broad they enumerate certain conditions that people who have those immune-related disorders should qualify for a booster then they have broader language that people who are moderately or severely immu inform o compromised would qualify for a booster. some time in september to health care workers vaccinated in december and older individuals, probably people over the age of 60 r or 65 vaccinated in january. the group that i would be most concerned about are people in nursing homes or congregate settings we know they're vulnerable because they have declining immune systems and may not have gotten as robust response from the vaccines in the first place and we know they're in settings where the virus can spread very
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easily we saw death and disease from covid during the first and second wave. those settings i would be worried about. you have to consent the individuals. in many cases they don't have the capacity to consent. you have to track down family members. it takes time. i would be starting that process right now. the group i would be most worried about that we might be too late to offer boosters for, based on the data we're seeing, are people who live in those settings, nursing home patients and long-term care facilities. the rest of the population, the administration is on a timetable to start offering these some time in september. the that's when they'll sl daty from this so-called mix and match study out of nih i think the administration wants that data set available because they know in the real world there will be inadvertent substitutions. they want data to support that that's going to be okay to do. >> given everything you just told us, can you paint a picture for what you think late september, maybe october is
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going to look like, given the way in which some of these cases have rolled over in the south but may be gaining steam in the north? and then with the booster equation added in? >> well, we certainly see indications that cases are peaking in the south if you look at, it shows in most states right now you have a slowing epidemic and in some cases you have actually a decline in cases day over day you'll start to see that in the data day over day in some of these outbreak states. you're seeing it already in arkansas, that the new cases on a daily base are starting to decline. that doesn't mean that the south is out of the woods by a long shot health care systems are pressed, continue to get pressed even as cases decline because you're still accruing new hospitalizations the big unknown is how big of a wave of infection is the north going to sustain is it impervious because of the higher rates of vaccination, prior immunity, prior infection,
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or are they still going to see a wave of infection as people go back to school, back to work and people head indoors as the fall comes on i think that the new york region, the northeast, the michigan region is going to see rising infection the question is how fast. >> dr. gottlieb, your guidance is always appreciated. good to see you. thank you. >> thanks a lot. guad venegas, sounds like first day back in classrooms, masks and covid testing required for everybody. >> reporter: exactly masks and covid tests. par parents and kids happy to return to school. they've been waiting at home lot of parents saying finally the kids were able to get out and see their friends and go back to what teaching was like before this massive testing campaign or massive testing effort all across lausd is going to require that they test 100,000 people per day. you have about 600,000 students plus 75,000 members of the staff. this includes teachers at lausd
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the schools will be testing on campus once a week they're investing a lot of money. earlier we spoke to one of the principals who told us she's confident the system is going to work. >> they scan their student id, they go into the tent and get tested we did it in the spring and it worked great stu students were champs it's so quick. we can test a class in about ten minutes. >> reporter: the principal was also talking about what they called a daily pass. this was an interesting -- we should say software that's being used on their cell phones or ipads that are issued by the school to the students these are used in order to coordinate the results of these tests and also daily questionnaire that the students will answer in order to come into school. it's going to be tricky getting all the logistics in the idea is that these test results are with the students when they come back to school. also i should mention there is a
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vaccine mandate for all members, including teachers at lausd. by october 13th everyone who works at the school district will have to be fully vaccinated carl >> guasm d, hopefully lerchs learned from last school year. in los angeles, thank you. let's get to valerie castro. we talked about the mandate. question for a lot of people is how that mandate is going to be enforced. >> reporter: here in the city, it will be up to businesses to police their customers and ask them for proof they'll have to show that cdc vaccination card or use one of the two apps created by the city or state businesses will have a month to put all of this into action, and then the city will start to crack down and issue fines new york city mayor bill diblasm sio says some businesses have been asking for this proof ahead of today's executive order and takes that as a good sign that everyone else will fall into line. >> i think it's going to go quickly and smoothly in the vast
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majority of cases. and if they need support and have questions, that's what this whole month is for, to get people clear on how to make it work before any enforcement begins. >> reporter: while businesses say they like the idea of making sure customers and staff are safe, some are concerned about tourists who may not be aware of new mandates or may simply not want to comply they're also worried about people using fake vaccine cards. threat of fines from the city start at $1,000 and up to $5,000 that isn't helping the situation. >> we miss something or if somebody slips through or somebody comes with false identification and something comes back to us, now we're fined for that that's difficult and something else we now have to worry about and our staff has to worry about. >> reporter: the city is asking businesses to post signs like this one this makes it clear that this is a city-wide mandate, that enforcement we talked about that will start september 13th. carl >> fascinating, valerie. if someone is caught with a fake
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vaccine card, the fines are going to be fairly hefty >> reporter: they are. the mayor is calling these vaccine cards a sacred document. he says people shouldn't be messing around with this the penalty for false feig an official document is up to seven years in prison. >> valerie castro, thank you. investigating tesla's autopilot system, federal regulators taking a look under the hood after a number of crashes that have injured at least 17 people. president biden standing behind his decision to withdraw american troops from afghanistan. >> american troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. >> next we'll talk to a republican congressman who was one of the soldiers -- t's go bot and make some bad decisions. [engine revs] time to go incognito. [zippers fasten] [engine revs]
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topping cnbc's on the money. t-mobile investigating a possible data breach the company says it's not sure if the breach involved customer data after the alleged hacker spoke to vice's mother board over the weekend saying they obtained millions of users' social security numbers. the usda announcing the monthly benefit will rise by $36 a person with a new maximum increasing to $835 a month for a family of four changes go into effect in october. pittsburgh pirates legend making history a century after taking the field
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wagner's 1909 baseball card selling for $6.6 million at an online auction this morning, the shortstop's card shattered the record for the highest-selling baseball card of all time. considered to be one of the most coveted and rarest sports cards ever to exist. on wall street dow up 110, s&p up 12, and the nasdaq down 29 i'm carl quintanilla in for shepard smith. it's half past the hour. here is what's making the news on cnbc. in their own words, veterans for america's longest war weigh in on the collapse of afghanistan threatened by the taliban. the girls and women now fearing for their future and stand ing by his decision president biden defends the withdrawal as critics pounce the president admitted afghanistan collapse md more quickly than his administration
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expected video of afghans crowding the tarmac, chasing down and even clinging to planes and now president biden facing backlash from both sides of the aisle over his handling of the withdrawal republican congressman michael walsh joins us tonight, u.s. army reserve officer, former green beret, served multiple tours of duty in afghanistan thanks for your time tonight. >> yeah, sure. >> the president says he stands by his decision to leave because, he said, there would never be a good time to withdraw do you agree with that >> no, i don't agree with it it's unfortunate to hear him triple down on this disastrous policy and point fingers, whether that's to the previous administration, the afghans, even his own intelligence community. at the end of the day you have two choices in afghanistan you have a small presence focused on counterterrorism and supporting the afghan military,
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or you face what we're facing now, which will be a cesspool of terrorism. the problem is terrorism that happens in afghanistan doesn't stay in afghanistan. we will see al qaeda 3.0 they are working closely with the taliban, and they do intend to attack america again. that's not just according to me. that's according to biden's own intelligence assessments. >> you served multiple tours of duty in that country how hard has it been to watch you -- for to you watch the t taliban return to power? >> well, it's been a terrible mix of being enraged and being grief stricken at the same time. my heartbreaks for so many thousands of afghan interpreters who took a bold stand, a public stand, to stand with us. they're not just being hunted down their entire families are being hunted down right now as we speak. for so many afghan young girls and women, who saw a better life
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and hope for their future, that is now being dashed as the taliban reinstitutes shasm ria law. my heartbreaks for so many veterans and gold star families and even victims of 9/11 as we head into the 20th anniversary of 9/11, who are wondering whether their sacrifices were made in vanin i want to say to that last group in particular, it was not made in vain, america was kept safe for decades. we no longer had planes flying into buildings or suicide b bombers on school buses but i fear we may be heading into a situation where we're facing that again. >> your comment about al qaeda 3.0 is a damning statement the united states faces national security risks every day do you believe our power to face them down has been eroded as a result of all of this? >> absolutely. our credibility around the world has been seriously damaged if we do face al qaeda 3.0 and have to send our soldiers back
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again, who is going to trust us? who would work with us on the ground furth furthermore, we have no bases in the region president biden continues to throw up this term over the horizon counterterrorism the big differences from when isis came surging back after obama pulled out of iraq too soon and we had to go back in, we had bases there israel, turkey, the gulf states, the kurds. around afghanistan, not a single country, not one, has agreed to host american forces so that we could stay on top of al qaeda. we are blind in the region no one is going to trust us. and we have no basis for which to get after half the world's terrorist organizations that exist in that part of the world. >> republican congressman michael waltz. congressman, thank you for your time tonight appreciate that. our next guest spent years talking to afghan women who pushed for progress there. she's now hearing from many of them, who say they're scared of what's ahead
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under the previous taliban regime, girls couldn't go to school and women were largely banned from going into public without full body coverings and men to escort them "the dress maker of khair khana" and most recent book "the daughters of kobani" joins us tonight. gayle, thank you for your time i do wonder what you're hearing from your sources on the ground about the state on the ground right now. >> one young woman wrote me and said we feel fear and don't know what happens when we get a knock on the door. you have to remember, this country is two-thirds under 25 so many of the young women who are -- i've had the privilege of speaking with across the country, they never lived under the taliban. they have no idea what those rules are like to live under they know what their aunts told them, what their mothers
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potentially told them. there is only the unknown. as girls who really dreamed of being teachers, some dreamed of becoming engineers, like the ones in your neighborhood, in your family. now they face something they're really not sure of. >> malala uyousafzai. >> the first book i had a privilege of writing and finished just after business school it was about a young entrepreneur whose business supported the family under the taliban. young women who turned to business because the taliban took away almost every other option they had. women will always find a way it is their superpower the question is, doesn't the world benefit when you have the talents of everyone? so now the question is, how do we get to safety the women who
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stood with nato, stood with the u.s., came to washington to receive awards how do we support them and how do we create space for the women and girls who remain behind to live under a regime they have never imagined, living under that they can't even fathom right now. 51% female university. imagine those college students now. >> whether or not women in that region can ever succeed without some sort of deep u.s. involvement. is that world possible >> listen, they are doing it for themselves last time around all these young women became entrepreneurs who managed to run schools, who actually -- i met young woman in the '90s who taught microsoft office at a hospital in kabul. they managed whether the world remembers them or not. the question is, will the world help people who are our great est allies in security and stability? i talked to one young woman
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whose s.a.t. prep center was blown up by what must have been isis we don't really know, one armed group or another the highest score in the college admissions test that year of 17 0,000 students you talk to all those young people and you think we need that as a world. you talk about the global economy every day. we don't have talent to waste. it's up to the world whether it t taps into the talent of young women who are contributing every day and go to school and contribute to their economy. >> gayle, thank you for sharing that with us tonight it's much appreciated. today the president called the scenes in afghanistan gut wrenching, particularly for the men and women who fought in the war. combat veterans who risked everything to do what their country asked of them. we reached out to several veterans to get their perspective and put their reflections together so you could hear from them directly in their own words. >> it was shocking how quick it turned, how quick it collapsed it went up like a roman candle
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this is a horrible defeat for america. and it's going to haunt us for years to come. what we need now is strength and confidence in our leaders. we're not getting that right now. it's kind of chaos behind the scenes and everybody knows it. we're here because people decided to take the easy wrong or hard right. >> emotions are even more so when i read a tweet on saturday, it was my anniversary of getting blown up i felt on saturday i had to write something, put my two cents in, seeing the events unfold, just heartbreaking, devastating to see the country i fought for has just gone up in smoke like that. absolutely crazy. >> the people i talk to now are disappointed there's a lot of people who thought it was a fool's errand from the beginning, but, yeah, the folks that i served with are pretty tore up
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and, you know, they're -- we lost people. our afghan partners lost people. yeah, it hurts you just know that people are still going to bleed and suffer. it's not even close to being over the worst is probably yet to come. >> i think everybody who has ever served in afghanistan recognizes there's always going to be a threat there whether or not your boots are on the ground there will always be a threat we worked for the good, and that was for the people of afghanistan. and whether or not the endeavor, the mission played out as we thought and hoped it would play out, no war, no battle will ever be fought knowing the outcome. so you can't put money on a quarterback and say would'a, should'a, could'a.
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>> a colossal price, nearly $1 trillion on rebuild ing the country. the pentagon shelled out $83 billion to train and equip the afghan army which ultimately crumbled in taliban fighters 2,448 u.s. service members killed more than 20,000 others wounded and 66,000 afghan soldiers and police officers lost their lives. the u.s. department of transportation investigating tesla's autopilot system, citing nearly a dozen crashes with parked emergency vehicles. one example happened in connecticut in 2019. according to state troop ers th driver put his tesla on autopilot and went to check on his dog in the backseat. that's when the car rear ended a police cruiser and struck another car. no one was injured the probe will xm tesla models built between 2019 and this year the crashes have led to at least 17 injuries and undeath.
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with more on the investigation and how tesla is responding, cnbc's phil lebeau. >> reporter: ever since tesla introduced its autopilot system, which allows drivers to take their hands off the wheel for short periods of time, it's been controversial. tesla's ceo elon musk promotes a autopilot as it if allows tesla to drive itself 1 00% of the time in fact, musk has said autopilot requires drivers to stay engaged behind the wheel still, there are pictures and videos on social media showing tesla drivers who appear to not be paying attention while driving, which raises the question, does tesla's autopilot do enough to make sure drivers avoid a crash? and if the safety measures are strong enough, what caused the 11 crashes where tesla's in autopilot mode hit emergency response vehicles? tesla recently turned on driver-facing cameras in some of its model three and model y cars to make sure drivers are paying
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attention when using autopilot an approach gm has built into its super cruz hands free driving system if the driver isn't paying attention, they immediately get an alert if that doesn't work, the car will automatically slow down and eventually stop. whatever happens with the tesla investigation, one outcome is guaranteed drivers using autopilot will still be expected to always stay engaged. we reached out to tesla for a comment regarding this ntsa investigation but have not yet heard back from the automaker. it is unclear how long this federal probe will take. for now, tesla owners will continue to be able to use autopilot to drive hands free. carl, back to you. rise in shark attacks especially along the east coast. now one new york county is working on a way to let swimmers know first-ever water shortage for lake meade
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texas party boat cruise turned deadly over the weekend about halfway on a 90-minute ride when a strong thunderstorm hit. that's when the double decker boat flipped over. 53 people were on board. video taken of the scene shows the boat struggling in the water before it sank rescue crews were able to get everyone out of the water but an 80-year-old man was transported to the hospital where he later died this is what it looked like a few hours before the boat went out. parks department is continuing to investigate beaches are roadwaying a new flag to warn when a shark is spotted in the water this is what the purple flag looks like it will be raised and stay up for at least 24 hours. nassau county says 26 confirmed shark sightings so far this year compared to 20 all of last
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summer nationwide shark attacks are up after tending down the last few years. 33 reported attacks in u.s. water soes far in 2021 to put that into perspective, all of last year there were just 36 water shortage is about to force millions of americans to cut back the federal government said water at lake meade, the country's largest reservoir by volume fell below a key line arizona and nevada restrictions could start as early as next year it's the first-ever water shortage for lake meade which supplies 40 million people in the west experts say the shortage is fueled by increase demand for water, extreme drought from climate change and unusual weather patterns josh lederman. >> reporter: in the mojave desert, water is everything. everything you see right here, all of this beach, this used to be under water less than 20 years ago.
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it was the bottom of lake meade. that white ribbing on the hills behind me was the old water line the water levels here in lake mechlt ade have fallen 130 feet just since the year 2000 now, falling below the critical threshold of 1,075 feet, triggering today the first-ever federal water shortage declaration for the colorado river basin, and the 3 million people who rely on that water. they're going to see cuts to their water supply starting at the beginning of next year i spoke to the head of the southern nevada water authority who say they have been planning on this, but it's still going to mean some difficult choices. >> we've done great here the last 20 years. we're going to have to continue to drive down our per capita water usage for the next several decades and they also need to know that the pie is slimpging 40 million americans, seven states and two countries rely upon this river and there will be less water for everyone in
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the 21st century. >> reporter: affect ing agriculture and farming, arizona taking the biggest hit, losing 8% of its total water supply in the years to come if this drought gets worse, as scientists predict it will, we could see tier two and tier three cuts, which could mean water supply cuts to residents and cities like tucson, phoenix and las vegas. carl turning the yellow school bus green, infrastructure bill could provide the funds. one district is rolling out its new fleet. one of the rarest cars in the world rolls off the auction block in pebble beach. the hefty price tag and the other ride that surprisingly didn't get snatched up ♪ (energetic music) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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lawmakers looking to pass that bipartisan infrastructure bill that would help power transition to electric vehicles in america, charging up everything from cars to mail trucks to school buses right now there are about 480,000 yellow buses in the country carrying more than 25 million kids and about 95% of those buses run on diesel. while the bill would dedicate $5 million to changing that, one school district already has the wheels on its bus goesing round and round on zero emissions. here is cnbc congressional correspondent ylan mui. >> reporter: this year the big yellow bus is going green. >> instead of seeing what we have in our other buses, you would be looking at a diesel engine right now
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instead you're looking at an electric motor. >> reporter: montgomery county, maryland, converting its entire fleet of 1400 buss from diesel to electric. the biggest order of any school district in the country. the first 25 buses will arrive this fall, and other than the quiet ride, students may not notice anything different, but they'll be breathing a lot easier. >> diesel emissions are a known c carcinogen they add to smog and soot and the neighborhoods. >> reporter: other school systems are giving electric the green light. new york city and miami have committed to converting their entire fleet s sacramento already has 29 on the road and the $5 billion in the bipartisan infrastructure bill would fund as many as 25,000 more the impact could be huge in montgomery county alone, buses travel 100,000 miles a day. that's the equivalent of four trips around the equator. >> if you were to ask me this two years ago, i would have said there's no way instead of dipping my pinky toe
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in the water, i dove in head first. >> reporter: electric business buses cost much less to maintain than diesel but the upcost front is $350,000 compared to $150,000 for diesel and the supply is limited. one reason montgomery county is leas leasing their buses from a company, highland market but this factory in north carolina is where montgomery county buses will come together. they've been make ing school bus for about 100 years. right now there's one production line dedicated to electric production called the jooley they will stop making diesel engines just like its parent company, daimler. >> next three to five years we start seeing a transition if today, which is customers say i ing, hey, let me run two, three, four vehicles and really get used to it and understand, you know, what i'm dealing with here to then they start making their entire purchase on zero emission vehicles.
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>> reporter: it will take montgomery county 14 years to fully convert all of these diesel buses to electric so, carl, this is really a lesson in economics 101. more demand means more production, which leads to lower costs and ultimately cleaner air for us and for our kids. >> such a good story, ylan with all evs and green buss and cars, the question inevitably is how far can they go on a single charge >> reporter: yeah, about 130 miles for these buss to go on one charge it takes a couple of hours to fully charge them up already montgomery county has 45 charging stations installed in order to do some of that work. it's all computerized. one of the great pieces of the story, carl, is that the county has been able to keep all of its maintenance workers, even though it's going to be spending less on maintaining these buss in the long term. >> ylan mui tonight, thank you to one of the rarest cars in the world, 1995 mclarenf1 was
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sold for $20.5 million at an auction in pebble beach. it's now the most expensive car auctioned off this year and the most expensive mclaren f1 ever sold this 1970 porsche didn't sell as bidders failed to meet the minimum price. >> we will never know if american track star sha'carri richardson would have won a medal. richardson finished first in the u.s. lolympic trials in june but the anti-doping agency suspended her after she tested positive for marijuana. she owned up for it after finding out her biological mother died. her validation ended her 2020 olympic dreams she will tow the line against the jamaican runners who swept
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the olympics president biden says he does not regret his decision to pull tr troops out of afghanistan even as the taliban seizes control and kabul descends into chaos. his only options were to withdraw or send in additional troops to fight the taliban. more than 1400 people confirmed dead in haiti as the death toll continues to climb after a devastating earthquake and pfizer submit ting data to the fda as it seeks clearance for its covid vaccine booster shot. now you know the news of this monday, august 16th, 2021 i'm carl quintanilla in for shepard smith. follow us on instagram and twitter at the news @cnbc and listen to the newscast on apple, spotify or your favorite podcast platform "shark tank" is up nengs from coupons to lower cost options. plus earn up to $50 extrabucks rewards each year
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