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good morning, it is thursday. we begin with this saturday's justice for j-6 rally does not turn into a violent repeat of january 6. overnight crews started to fence off the capitol. capitol police have already requested help from the national guard hoping for more manpower on the ground. the rally's stated goal is to
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support those who have been charged for the january 6 insurrection. >> authorities believe at least some rally goers will be armed and it could turn into a riot for ashli babbitt, the woman fatally shot trying to reach a barricade on january 6. the former president's campaign staffer organizing this event now down playing the threat of violence. >> we've got a largely peaceful crowd. we've had two events in washington, d.c. so far at the department of justice and at the prison and there have been no incidents so far. no one will be bringing a weapon who will be part of our crowd, i can assure the police that. >> meanwhile donald trump's big lie about the 2020 location that sparked the insurrection of course, that lie is alive and well and changing the landscape of american politics. new polling thinks that 56% of democracy is under attack. 78% of republicans don't think that president biden got enough votes to win the election. daniella diaz is joining us from
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which i will. t capitol hill. and lawmakers won't be in the building on saturday, so how much of a police and military presence will we see in the nation's capital? >> reporter: law enforcement are bracing for the worst. look, as you said capitol police requested national guard assistance, and d.c. police will be fully activated on saturday. a stark contrast to what happened on january 6 when the rioters stormed the capitol. this is all because of an internal capitol police memo where they share their concerns because there has been recent online chatter after the officer that fatally shot ashli babbitt, the rioter who died on january 6, came out with his identity, he made his identity public in an interview with nbc's lester holt. and as a result the document warns that many individuals are seeing what is happening on saturday, this rally as it, quote, justice for ashli babbitt
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rally so lawmaker officials are prepared for whatever happens on saturday. but as you said, matt brainard, the organizers downplayed concerns saying that everyone is coming to just be peaceful protestors. but either way, this will be completely different than what happened on january 6 when it appeared that -- and we've learned that d.c. and capitol police were not prepared for what happened. >> and while we have you, we also have news on the biden economic agenda, we know 13 house committees finished marking up the $3.5 trillion economic package as christine calls it the cradle to grave package to remake the social safety net. so what is the next step in the process now? >> well, they met their deadline. this is what they wanted. this is what house speaker nancy pelosi put on the table, she wanted the legislation to be completed by september 15th, by yesterday, which is what happened. but that does not mean -- this
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means excuse me that this is far from over. now they are going to have to reconcile differences between what the house and senate want and what moderates and progressives want. but this is all part of the promise that house speaker nancy pelosi made to moderates to put the bipartisan infrastructure bill on the floor by the end of september. but progressives want to vote on the $3.5 trillion economic bill to expand the nation's social safety net, this is the bill we're talking about that just was completed by the week of september 20th. so a lot of deadlines here. but the bigger issue is this is going to be a major test of unity for democratic leaders because there are moderates that don't agree with this price tag of $3.5 trillion. and progressives are already slamming these moderates for asking for less, a smaller price tag, such as senator joe manchin and senator kyrsten sinema, moderate democrats want a smaller price tag.
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take a listen to what progressive democrat prayanna pressley said. >> i know that there are some who fear that if we are too bald that we risk the majority. but i would argue that by playing small, that is what will risk the majority. the ultimate persuasion tool is impact. that is the best case that we can make to the people. and they don't care about antiquated washington procedures or process. they care about impact. and mighty al i also add when i comes to manchin and sinema, let the record reflect who the real obstructionists are. progressives are at the table doing the work. >> reporter: bottom line is democratic leaders will have to deal with trying to please both progressives and moderates in their party in the house and senate. because of the slim majorities
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in the house and senate, democratic majorities, and house speaker nancy pelosi can only lose three votes and senate majority leader chuck schumer can't lose any votes. so we'll be watching that very closely. >> democrats have no room for error. this really is their make or break moment and we appreciate you following it for us. thanks. so what is in it? you've heard about the process here. the politics. what is in this $3.5 trillion budget plan? remember it is over ten years. it is not a direct injection right away. it is over ten years. democrats are proposing historic remake of an american economy that doesn't work for everyone. funding programs that would improve the lives of working families and retirees, programs like paid leave, expanded child tax credits, dental, hearing and eye benefits for medicare recipients, free pre-k and two years of community college. and there are investments in clean energy. to pay for all this, democrats want to tax the rich. putting the bill on the top earners. these are people making more
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than $400,000 a year, the top tax rate rises to 39.6%. and big companies would have to pay for for it, top corporation tax rate jumps to 26.5%. that peels back some of the trump tax cuts but still well below where they were before. and tax reform enriched companies, not workers. now to profiles in courage as star gymnasts called out the fbi over massive failures in investigating former usa team doctor larry nassar for serial sexual abuse. >> it truly feels like the fbi turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect usag. >> i ask you to do everything you can to ensure that these
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individuals are held accountable for lying about my initial report and covering up for a child molester. >> nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. it was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. >> the athletes now demanding someone from the fbi be held accountable. paula reid has more on this. >> reporter: good morning. there are few areas of bipartisan consensus in washington, but on wednesday, lawmakers of both parties were united in their anger and disbelief over how the fbi mishandled allegations of sexual abuse by larry nassar. now, in a stunning hearing, we heard powerful testimony from four elite u.s. gymnasts who all testified about how they were abused by nassar. the hearing wasn't as much about the abuse or about nassar, but it was focused on what these women say is the system that
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failed them and allowed nassar to go on to abuse others. now, simone biles, one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time, she testified about how disappointed she is in the fbi and other enat the times that failed her and other sexual abuse survivors. let's take a listen. >> i blame larry nassar. but i also blame an entire system that enabled and perpetrated his abuse. >> reporter: nassar pleaded guilty in 2018 and is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. but before he went to prison, he was allowed to abuse dozens of additional girls because the fbi according to an inspector general report and the testimony we heard wednesday did not act on complaints that were coming forward. now, mckayla maroney testified how she spoke to an investigator in 2015 and that investigator did not come proper followup or properly document her allegations. aly raisman also testified how
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the fbi dismissed her complaints. fbi director christopher wray who did not take over leadership of the agency unlgtil 2017, he appeared before lawmakers after the tcestimony of those four gymnasts where he was pressed by lawmakers about how the fbi handled this so egregiously. >> i want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the fbi employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. these individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. they failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. and the work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain and we're they ever going to be perfect. but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and '16 should never have happened. period. >> reporter: despite these stunning allegations of
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misconduct, the justice department has not charged any of the fbi investigators who are accused of mishandling this investigation. under the trump administration and then again under the biden administration, justice officials reviewed the evidence and determined that they couldn't prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, they didn't move forward. but cnn has learned that next month the attorney general merrick garland and his deputy will both appear before lawmakers and that will be an opportunity to grill them about why no one has been held accountable. because one thing we heard again and again from these women is that they want someone to be held accountable so that this doesn't happen to more women. laura, christine. >> paula, thank you. that was some of the most powerful testimony i've seen on which capitol hill. gruk grachuck grassley asking t justice department to revisit whether they will look in to these fbi -- but this is an example of every single adult in authority failed those women.
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failed those girls and women and other people were hurt because of it. just the grownups fell down on their job. >> from top on bottom. and the question is why. was it because of pure mismanagement, was it because of conflicts of interest, was it because they weren't believed or was it because they didn't take them seriously? if one person had been able to stand up and do something and put their hand up and say we need to take this seriously, maybe the hundreds of women wouldn't have had to have been hurt and suffered. >> unforgiveable. all right. fda advisers set to meet tomorrow to decide the next steps for covid-19 booster shots. dr. sanjay guper ta has the lat for us next. ♪ things you start when you're 45. coaching. new workouts. and screening r colon cancer. yep. the american cancer society recommends screening starting at age 45, stead of 50, since colon cancer is increasing in younger adul.
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tomorrow fda advisers meet to discuss the next steps with covid vaccine booster shots. the data already shows waning immunity and some of that evidence comes from israel which national institutes of health director dr. francis collins says has even caused him to rethink his position on boosters. >> i will tell you, i was one of the biggest skeptics about boosters and i've become convinced particularly looking at the israeli data, chris, and a lot of that will get presented on friday including by some of the israeli scientists, but israel is about three months ahead of us. they got most of their population immunized in april and they could start to see what happens. and what they could see is people who got immunized back in january, by the time you got to july, their protection would really have started to drop off.
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and not just against any infection, but even against severe infection. and that is the signal that you want to watch for to say, oh, might be time do something like a booster. >> the fda's neutral tone is in contrast about president biden and his advisers. dr. gupta breaks down the data for us. >> let me try to talk you through at least a couple of the studies. and show you what the data is showing and also what it really means. first of all, take a look at this bar graph. i want to make sure that you understand this and your viewers understand this. the far left represents people who are vaccinated in january. next february, then march, then april, and what they are trying to show here is what is happening to your overall effectiveness of the vaccines. if you got vaccinated earlier like in january, the concern was that you would have the lowest level of protection. and then february, it was
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slightly hire because you are closer to now and then march and then april. but look at two things that really jump out. one is that march is actually the month people who got vaccinated that month seemed to have the highest protection. why would that be? people who got vaccinated in april, that would have been more recent, so why is march higher. i bring that up because you can start to see a little bit of the confusion. also you will appreciate this, those black lines in the middle of those bar graphs, they represent something known as confidence intervals, how confident are you that you are actually at the right number. well, if you look at those black lines, you get the empimpressio that they are not that confident in the numbers and therefore it could really sort of be pretty similar really all these months. not that much of a difference there. now, in terms of what has happened with the boosters, since israel started rolling out the boosters, take a look there, this is at least 12 days after people received boosters and it is compared to people who
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received two shots and what they saw is that the rates of confirmed infection dropped by 11.3 times. and the rate of severe illness by 19.5 times. but again, this was just starting at 12 days after the booster. which may not be very much time. the big question is what does that sort of protection look like long term. are you getting a lot of protection and really bolstering up the walls of protection for a short period of time and then it sort of wains off over time again or does it actually create a longer durable level of protection as a result of the boost.or does it actually creat longer durable level of protection as a result of the boost. they don't know that yet and i think that that will come up at this fda meeting as well. and we talk a lot about israel and it is an interesting place to look at because throughout this pandemic, they have bit ah. they are at 63% vaccination in israel, they have been boosting
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now for some time, something we're considering doing. but take a look at where they are in the trajectory of this pandemic. right now in terms of cases, this is just cases, not necessarily symptomatic or hospitalizations or deaths, they are at the highest numbers they have been despite the fact that so much of the country has been vaccinated and they have started giving basilicaers. so just keep that in mind that boosters may not necessarily bring down case rates. people may still carry the virus in their nose and mouth probably not get that sick or sick at all, but the boosters may not change that dynamic very much. and that is another point that this faib committee will be talking about on friday. so we'll see. previously in previous vaccine meetings, it has always been pretty clear cut that the vaccine would be authorized. here, guys, i'm not so sure. so we'll get back to you after this meeting takes place. >> a lot to unpack there for sure. >> looking at all that data,
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. in south carolina murdaugh family mystery deepens. this is the case of a prominent attorney whose wife and son were shot and killed three months ago and now police say murdaugh arranged to have a former client kill him in an insurance fraud scheme so his surviving son could collect a $10 million life insurance policy. murder yo murdaugh is expected to turn himself in this morning. martin savidge is following it for us. >> reporter: murdaugh said he was shot in the head september 4 after he pulled over to check his tires. but now he says that he asked chris smith do it. >> realized had things would get very, very bad. and he decided to end his life. >> reporter: his lawyer tells cnn that the 53-year-old suffered a fractured skull and brain bleed but survived. and an aftffidavit alleges that directed mr. smith to shoot him in the head. smith is charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm and conspiracy to quit insurance fraud.
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it is not clear whether smith has an attorney or how he intends to plea. murdaugh told south carolina police he was in such a bad financial position he thought death was his only way to ensure a life insurance payout for his son his attorney says. >> he believed that $10 million policy had a suicide exclusion. suicide exclusions are only good for two years. and he didn't realize that. so he arranged to have this guy shoot him. >> reporter: his lawyer says that murdaugh was in a massive depression after the unsolved murder of his wife and son and that he also has a severe opoid addiction. >> his father died of cancer that same week and he got through it with the use of opoids. >> reporter: and murdaugh abruptly resigned from his law firm after being accused of misappropriating funds which his lawyer says had been used to purchase drugs.
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attorneys for murder yoaugh cla smith took advantage. >> this guy shooting him in the head, didn't try to persuade him not to do it, didn't hesitate at all. >> reporter: smith appeared in court on unrelated drug charges and he will be transferred to hampton county for charges in the alex murdaugh case. records show the connection going back more than a decade to when murdaugh represented smith in court first in a personal injury suit and then for a traffic infraction. murdaugh's lawyer says he spoke to him on monday and explains why he finally came forward. >> he didn't want law enforcement spending more time on this fake crime instead of focusing on solving the murders of maggie and paul. >> reporter: getting back to the fact that alex murdaugh is expected to turn himself into authorities today, it is possible that he could get a bond hearing on the same day and if he gets bond, he is more than likely going to be able to make
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it. so that means that within 24 hours, he could be on his way back to the drug rehabilitation program he has supposedly entered himself into. >> and if that wasn't enough, south carolina authorities have also opened a criminal investigation into the mysterious 2018 death of murdaugh's long time housekeeper and handling of her estate. gloria was the family housekeeper for more than two decades before she died in 2018 after an alleged trip and fall accident at the murdaugh home. this story gistjust gets more bizarre by the day. an afghan woman in hiding from the taliban says she doesn't peer defear death, but wants to be quick. her incredible story, next.
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and a perfect liftoff for spacex's all civilian inspiration 4 crew. they plan to conduct experiments involving the impact of space flight on the human body. the mission was funded by 38-year-old jared isaacman who donated the remaining three seats. and boston's mayoral race set to make history. the democratic candidates advanced tuesday and they will face off in november's general election. the biden white house offering to answer any questions that rapper nicki minaj might have about the covid vaccines. the sinkerger also prompting th health minister in trinidad to push back on unfounded vaccine claims that she made. >> the old my cousin's friend's
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bore said story. and allison mack is starting a three year prison sentence early, she was sentenced for racketeering and conspiracy after pleading guilty to charges that she manipulated and coerced women into sex with the cult leader keith raniere. and instagram says it is working on body image issues after the "wall street journal" revealed internal research showing the site has a toxic effect on teen girls. facebook which owns instagram reportedly found that the app can damage a user's mental health. mark zuckerberg was made aware of the fund egghe findings last. and u.s. capitol police are brace thinking for this saturday's justice for j-6 rally hoping to be better prepared this time around. fencing, reinstalled overnight around the capitol, and capitol police also requesting help from the national guard. the rally's stated goal, to support the people charged in connection with the riots on january 6.
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>> authorities are also concerned about more violence and believe some rally-goers will be armed. one democratic lawmaker is calling on his gop colleagues to step up. >> republican leaders have to dissuade their supporters from coming to this rally. last time on january 6, they did just the opposite. this time i hope they do the right thing. hundreds have yet to be arrested and of those who were arrested, numerous prosecutions have not unfolded. when you don't do that, you don't hold people accountable and they think that they got away with it and you invite more of this type of behavior. >> joining us now, national security analyst juliet kime. a new polling shows that 56% of americans think that democracy is under attack. but i wonder what does that signal to you? people might think that democracy is under attack for different reasons. the right thinks that democracy is under attack because biden is in the white house. democrats may think that democracy is under attack
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because of all of the rollbacks to voting rights that we're seeing across the country. so perhaps it actually shows that we're more polarized. >> that's right. i think that that poll is absorbing the sentiment from both the right of the fraud, the big lie, as well as the left which is the real attacks on voting rights and also the fear of violence by the right whenever there is an election. i mean, let's look at california's recall election this week. no evidence of any voter fraud, but the narrative that was created by the gop well before the votes were counted now is something that is now part of the discussion. right? that we're now having to talk about it. and i think that those two sides are sort of both -- at least they agree in the sense that elections which were once sacrosanct to a certain extent, when the a.p. said here is who won, we said that is a fair fight. now the issue of fairness has
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become at play. and the worry is that some people will use violence because feel like something has been taken away from them. >> just so sad. america has some of the most securest l st elections in the e world. the state offices that run the elections work so hard, i mean, hundreds of thousands of people who are involved in elections. we are the envy of the world except if you live here and believe the big lie. so we have fencing. to be fair, this is a rally to support people who are accused of -- who we watched assaults law enforcement, assault police officer, assault democracy. sad to see the fencing go back up, but is it necessary? what does that say about where we are? >> i think that it is and i think that it is necessary as a pre-show of force to try to disrupt of anyone who is thinking of -- shenanigans is a
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nice word for it. but any disruption. in some ways the battle if you want to say between people who want to support terrorists and insurrectionists because that is what this rally is about and law enforcement, with law enforcement saying our eyes are wide open this time, we won't be stopped by a white house from deappde p deapply deploying resources and so this is a way to force disruption. as we were saying, the issue of how republicans are trying to change voting laws is very, very different than supporters of donald trump and makingga and t big lie using violence and the threat of violence. that is a terrorism tactic and it must be stopped early so that we don't live in a democracy in which people who lose feel like they have a right to be violence violence. the third rail has been touched. >> explain how you are supposed
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to decouple those given that that is sort of the big lie was sort of the initial spark in 2020, but the through-line is there. we saw it in california with larry elder even though he lost to governor newsom, the threads are still there. and so how is law enforcement supposed to deal with that threat even if it is overtly political when in fact the violence is so obvious and the threat is so real? >> such a great question and i'm at the all of the above phase of things. i think that there is a role for law enforcement, there is a role for the prosecutions because they make potential recruits realize this is for real that no one will save them, that people are actually going to jail. there has been a lot of plea agreements and we're learning more about the terrorist organizations. and then there is the sort of larger i'd logical challenge we have which is that large majority of the party of the gop embraces the big lie.
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and also the potential -- the potential violence that comes with it. that is going to be fought out through every local election that you see and responsible republicans eventually winning primaries. and that is the challenge, they can't win primaries unless they raise this. >> such a distrust of institutions among those who believe that they should go back to the scene of the crime to support those who harmed law enforcement. it is just sort of -- it is an amazing state of affairs we find ourselves in. >> the inside out world. >> but all of the above. i'm in the no messing around phase of things right now. >> i love it. thank you. 41 past the hour. an afghan woman is hiding from the taliban fearing for her life. and she was beaten two weeks ago after protesting for equal rights in the streets of
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afghanistan. she says that she and many of her female friends are facing death threats since the taliban took control of that country. nic robertson is live in kabul. and this story represents what could become the new reality for millions of women in afghanistan. and hearing her voice shows just the remarkable risks that she is taking in the taliban controlled afghanistan. >> reporter: it really does. she is absolutely in fear for her life to the point that she feels that if the taliban catches her, she'd rather they kill her immediately. what she is really afraid of, she is not afraid of dying but afraid of being tortured. and that is weighing heavy on her. you sit in a room, you can see that in her eyes, you can feel that. she felt that she wanted on stand up and protest for women's rights. so many other women here particularly in these urban environments don't want the
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taliban,tal bant taliban want tk to conservative rule where women are kept indoor, don't have a real role in society. so you have all these women now who are hiding, hiding their feel ying and emotions. one woman's rights activist says that everything is at stake for women. she is the most respected of the women's rights activists, came back from the united states 20 years ago here after being in exile. and she said protests will continue. >> they are going to make problems, raise their voices, they will start -- the world is becoming a very small place now. >> these are brutal guys with guns who turn them on crowds. >> it is true. but for how long? they will be kill be everybody? is that what they want to do? >> reporter: and that is the question, are they going to kill everyone, are they going to kill the women? the problem for women is the
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taliban won't even look them in the eye to talk to them. they would rather talk to the man standing next to them. women here can't even have a conversation with the taliban about what they want. >> just remarkable. nic, thank you for bringing this story of the brave women who want to try to make a difference. (vo) unconventional thinking means we see things differently, so you can focus on what matters most. that's how we've become the leader in 5g. #1 in customer satisfaction. and a partner who includes 5g in every plan, so you get it all.
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in what has been a roaring economy, new concerns about how the delta variant is holding back consumer spending. hospitality, retail, suffering the most. here is a closer look. >> reporter: this is astro -- >> our employees were like wait a minute, we have something here. >> reporter: astro assists human
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staff here and in five other locations. astro is not just a novelty, but a necessity. >> primarily the robot was to prevent burnout, having robots be personal assistants to our employees, not taking away jobs, but helping them. >> reporter: that is because hiring in leisure and hospitality was flat last month after clawing back from a record 8 million jobs lost. with restaurants and bars losing 42,000 jobs. >> the restaurant recovery is now moving in reverse. we still have 90,000 restaurants closed permanently or long term, we're about 1 million jobs below where we should be before this pandemic. >> reporter: and sergio's, the summer brought in fresh help, students. >> but those students are gone already. >> reporter: leaving restaurants like his facing an intense labor shortage. >> i think that it is almost like being stuck in the mud. you take a step forward and you want to move your other foot but it is very hard. >> reporter: in retail, the industry is taking steps
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backwards. about 1.3 million people quit retail jobs in just june and july. and in august, of the 28,000 lost retail jobs, most of it happened here. >> that is what we're dealing with exactly. you will run into a hole on the shelf, a longer wait at the checkout or a longer wait at the deli counter. >> reporter: he's tried raising wages. has it worked? >> not great. >> reporter: and this month, a new staffing challenge. president biden announced businesses with more than 100 employees would be required to mandate vaccines or weekly testing. when you hear that initially, as a business owner what do you think? >> you get scared. you do. because that is going to make it that much more difficult for us to continue to operate. >> reporter: cnn, red bank, new jersey. vanessa, thank you for that. and the u.s. women's national team players association blasting an equal pay proposal
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as nothing more than a publicity stubts. stunt. andy scholes has the bleacher report. >> yeah, the women's teach has been in a fight with the u.s. soccer federation over what they consider fair compensation for years. and the federation announced tuesday that it offered identical contract proposals to both the men's and women's teams. they also offered to work to even the prize money from fifa for world cups. the men got $400 million for the 2018 world cup, the women $30 million in 2019. but the union representing the women says it is still not a good deal tweeting that pr opportunities will not bring us any closer to a fair agreement. in contrast we are committed to bargaining in good faith to achieve equal pay and safest working conditions as possible and the proposal made to us does neither. the usff fired back at the women's team saying that they are trying to make a good deal
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he's like we're finishing this game, get out. and brett gardner steps up and he would deliver a bloop single. both runners come into score and yankees get the 4-3 win. new york right now clinging to the second wild card spot in the american league. finally, historic hire, lisa byington will become the first female full-time play by play commentator for the bucks this season. previously she has done play by play for march madness, college football. she tweeted that she is honored and excited for the opportunity and that it is time for this to become normal. and i tell you what, going to be pretty cool to see her on court calling games for the bucks. >> high time for that to happen. thanks, andy. let's do a little business. looking at markets, asian shares have closed down here, hong kong down 1.5%, shanghai also down
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