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6:00. >> we will see you then. thank you. up next is "nightly news." peter alexander sitting in for lester holt tonight. we'll see you at 6:00. good night. tonight, the major cyber attack on america's food supply. how it could fuel a new surge in prices at the supermarket. the fbi joining the investigation into the ransomware attack on the world's largest meat supplier. six plants in the u.s. shut down. where the white house believes the attack was launched from. president biden marking 100 years nce the worst act of racial violence in the nation's history his private meetings with survivors of the tulsa race massacre and his new call to action america's come back from covid. memorial day shattering pandemic travel records but before you book your summer vacation, how to avoid skyrocketing prices. the biggest
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changes to catholic law in four decades. pope francis cracking down on sexual abuse a rare access with agents patrolling the southern border, plus the father and son we encountered on a dangerous 20-day journey. where they are tonight. the show of support for naomi osaka after her stunning withdrawal from the french open the message from top rival, serena williams. and the wild backyard standoff, the team leaping into action to fight off a bear this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. i'm peter alexander in for wleser lester another cyber attack targeting another major american company. this time, the world's biggest meat provider, abruptly bringing much of its operation to a halt the white house delivering a new warning to russia tonight ahead of the meeting with vladimir putin. it all comes after a
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similar attack forced an extended shutdown of one of the largest gas pipelines. now there are fears the latest attack could send high food prices climbing even higher we begin with tom costello >> reporter: it is another attack on critical infrastructure this time the food supply the world's biggest meat producer, jbs, forced to curtail operations after a ransomware attack. at least six plants in the u.s. shut down operations also affected also in australia and canada jbs says its backup servers were not effective, sees no evidence that customer supplier or employee data was compromised, but transactions may be delayed >> to the story about criminals targeting the world's biggest meat processer. >> reporter: beef and poultry prices are climbing after the pandemic disrupted supply chains. concerned prices could go even higher jbs told investigators the weekend attack seemed to be the work of a russian criminal organization
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today, the white house said it is engaging directly with the russian government, delivering a message that responsible states do not harbor ransomware criminals it comes less than a month after hackers forced colonial pipeline to shut down more than a week on the east coast gas pumps empty. colonial paid a $4.4 million ransom to suspected russian hackers to regain control of its computers. >> what we know is that companies of all sizes, large and small, are vulnerable to cyber attacks so every company needs to be thinking about what it should be doing to be more resilient and to be doing the basics >> reporter: like hiring an experienced cyber team, keeping security software updated using multi step authentication, teaching cyber vigilance to employees. cyber experts say the more the companies pay ransom, the more it encourages cyber criminals to continue hacking. peter? >> the president meets with vladimir putin in two weeks. the white house says
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its cyber crime will be on the agenda >> reporter: it is a top priority for homeland security and corporate america, not much hope the russians will go along. >> tom costello in washington. tom, thank you tonight, it has been 100 years since one of the worst acts of racial violence in american history president biden today traveling to oklahoma, meeting with survivors of the tulsa race massacre saying some injustices cannot be buried, no matter how hard people try. geoff bennett is there. >> reporter: tonight, president joe biden leading the nation in a remembrance and a reckoning, marking the 100th anniversary of the 1921 tulsa race massacre >> i am a tulsa native i have been at the cultural cente for 25 years >> reporter: mr. biden being the first president to visit tulsa to commemorate the destruction of what was known as black wall street. >> this was not a riot this was a massacre. and for too long forgotten by our history. >> reporter: the
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president tonight announcing new measures aimed at closing the racial wealth gap >> imagine all of those hotels and diners and mom and pop shops that could have been passed down the past 100 years shockingly, percentage of black american home ownership is lower today in america than when the fair housing act was passed more than 50 years ago. that's wrong we are committing to changing that. >> reporter: in the early 1900s, tulsa's african-american district was successful and self sufficient until the evening of may 31st, 1921, when a white mob descended on greenwood, shooting and killing hundreds of black residents, burning thousands of homes and businesses. the massacre ended 48 hours later. at 107 she testified before congress last
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month about the horror she experienced a century ago. >> i smell smoke, i hear the screams, i lived through the massacre every day >> reporter: president biden met privately with miss fletcher and the other two survivors, publicly thanking them for their courage. >> thank you. now to the new signs of america's come back from covid after travelers returned in force over the weekend. 168 million americans have at least one vaccine dose, setting up what's looking like a massive summer vacation rush. here's miguel almaguer. >> it's been so great to hear this again >> reporter: from the ballpark to beaches and the highway to the speedway >> you feel the electricity from the crowd. >> reporter: tonight, our nation on track for the kind of summer crowds not seen since 2019 >> what a difference a year makes >> reporter: over the holiday weekend, 7.1 million flew,
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compare that to last year, 1.3 million. >> this is the first time it has been packed like a regular vegas. >> reporter: getting to vegas or just about anywhere else is starting to get more expensive. travel company hopper says in may the price for air travel rose 4%, and that's after a 12% hike in april. still, a good deal for a round trip domestic flight, seattle to denver, can be had for $157 flying abroad, new york to paris, available for $625 >> if you are planning to travel, now is the time to book. >> reporter: arriving to the popular destination is only half the battle. >> campgrounds are full >> reporter: from the stunning rim of the grand canyon to record crowds filling yellowstone. it is not just the views that will take your breath away, many hotels around popular national parks are sold out through summer even with gas prices rising, outdoor getaways are in higher
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demand, especially for parents who can't get young children vaccinated >> we're going to go on a boat and go tubing. >> reporter: tonight, the summer we hoped for may finally be here miguel almaguer, nbc news in 60 seconds, the stunning video outside a miami concert when gunmen opened fire
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it is a major change, 13 years in the making the catholic church revising its laws on sexual abuse crimes to include adult victims. but as anne thompson explains tonight, some say it does not go far enough >> reporter: in the first revision of church law in four decades, the vatican makes clear what what theodore mccarrick did, abusing his power to sleep with seminarians, is wrong. the revised code criminalizes sexual abuse of adults by priests and lay persons of the victims and bishops.
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>> the vatican understands that these issues have happened. they need to be addressed and we need instruments to address them. >> is it progress? >> i think it is progress is it perfect? probably not, but it is progress. >> reporter: ann barrett doyle leads bishop accountability which tracks clergy abuse. >> adults are much less likely to report because they blame themselves >> reporter: >> she welcomes changes, wishes the vatican adopted the u.s. bishop zero tolerance policy of abusive priests. >> it is simply incredible that this global ins which otherwise does so much good still retains guilty child molesters in ministry. >> reporter: these changes to make church law more effective and efficient won't happen immediately. they take effect december 8th peter? >> anne thompson, thank you.
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now to the dramatic new video outside a miami concert when gunfire sent people desperately scrambling for safety tonight, the manhunt for the gunmen intensifies. sam brock is in miami. >> reporter: new surveillance video captures bystanders outside a rap concert, at the moment the doors of the suv fly open, three gunmen approach seconds later, the crowd scrambles to take cover and lives are changed forever. nearly three days after the miami mass shooting, the crime conveying the heav loss of 23 people shot the mayor says no resource is being spared to find the assailants. >> do you have any idea at this point whether they're -- >> no, these are targeted shootings that are coming from the local community. this is something we need to take care of here in miami-dade county and get control of. >> reporter: an all-out manhunt as investigators discover the stolen suv used by the shooters in a miami canal monday the massacre, the
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largest scale tragedy in a week of nonstop violence in miami. three more shootings taking place overnight, including two injured in miami beach by a restaurant. seemingly no area immune to the gun violence >> will this leave a scar on miami-dade? >> nobody recovers from this kind of violence all we can do is make sure we make the pledge, do what we can to make sure it never happens again. >> reporter: a pledge to do better with lives depending on it. sam brock, nbc news, miami. now to the crisis at the border. in rare access with authorities, looking to respond to surge of migrants making the dangerous trip into the u.s. julia ainsley takes us inside their mission >> reporter: we are in texas with u.s. border patrol agents getting a rare look at what can be a deadly journey, for the record number of migrants trying to cross the border >> it's very
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unfortunate but almost two to three times a week seems we're getting or finding individuals have to come through the elements. >> reporter: this pregnant woman caught by agents needing urgent medical attention. nearby, a group of 80 migrants, including many children, turn themselves in after making the dangerous trek across the rio grande >> they've taken their lives in their hands >> yes that's why we le people know there's inherent risk with coming to the u.s. illegally. >> reporter: this wall is one obstacle of many on a migrant's dangerous journey north to america, and as scorching temperatures rise and the number of migrants isn't going down, officials worry they'll soon see more and more deaths. deaths among migrants here are now up 58%. >> you are talking about thousands of acres, thick vegetation, the sun. they're about to walk for their lives. >> reporter: oscar juarez told us he knew what he risked by coming here with his four-year-old son,
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jeremy. >> translator: you have to endanger the baby and a trailer or back of the car. you run the risk of you or your son falling. >> reporter: he lost his job in honduras from the pandemic, his home destroyed by hurricanes he paid smugglers upwards of $5,000, traveling for 20 days. >> translator: we had no other choice, we were left with nothing. >> reporter: the biden administration allows unaccompanied children and some families to stay in the u.s. tonight, oscar and jeremy are on their way to reunite with relatives. >> translator: i still can't believe i am here for me, it is a dream come true. >> reporter: after a journey that's growing more dangerous by the day. julia ainsley, nbc news, texas. a big victory for women that claim johnson & johnson talcum powder gave them ovarian cancer. the supreme court declined to hear the company appeal that the verdict that i
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contained cancer causing asbestos that means the $2 billion award to the women will stand. naomi osaka's surprising departure from french open showing the pressure on professiona athletes and the toll it takes on their mental health. here is katie beck with tonight's "america under pressure" report >> reporter: grand slam tennis leaders pledging to improve players' experience, after the unexpected exit of tennis star naomi osaka of the french open. >> all the chaos going on around here >> reporter: osaka said she battled depression since the gut wrenching moment at the u.s. open, trophy presentation in 2018, fans audibly siding with serena williams after osaka's win. at this year's frenc open, opted to boycott media and was fined and threatened with disqualification after skipping a news conference sunday. monday, the highest paid female athlete in the world withdrew from the tournament, now taking time away from the court
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i never wanted to be a distraction and i accept that my timing was not ideal and message could have been clearer williams and other tennis greats, even her sponsor nike, sending support to the self proclaimed introvert. >> honestly, it is the only thing i feel naomi can do she has to have some real self care. >> reporter: more than a third of elite athletes report dealing with depression or anxiety. kevin love got candid after a panic attack during an nba game swimming star michael phelps battled post olympic depression mental health experts say elite athletes often face unfair expectations. >> we equate success with health. right? if somebody is successful, that automatically means they're healthy and can manage this moment. >> reporter: experts say conversations should continue on education and self care >> it really is important for us to work to understand the person and not just reduce them to their performance. >> reporter: and
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sometimes hitting pause to find personal peace a game changing decision katie beck, nbc news. up next, the surge in prices at restaurants as americans are ready to dine out again
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with the tools and resources they need to be ready for anything. i hope you're ready. 'cause we are. when you're born and raised in san francisco, you grow up wanting to make a difference. that's why, at recology, we're proud to be 100% employee owned with local workers as diverse as san francisco. we built the city's recycling system from the ground up, helping to make san francisco the greenest big city in america but we couldn't do it without you. thank you, san francisco. gracias, san francisco. -thank you. -[ speaks native language ] let's keep making a differene together. with covid restrictions now relaxed in most states, some americans are venturing out to eat, but inflation is driving up costs in restaurants across the country. stephanie ruhle with "the price you pay." >> reporter: at the
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bluewater cafe on the jersey shore, customers are thrilled to be back >> we just want to be happy again. if it costs a little bit more, it's okay. >> reporter: even though the owner raised prices by 10% to make up for increased cost of supplies and wages >> if you didn't raise your prices at all, would you lose money >> would break even. i would say. >> and working way too hard to break even. >> exactly we all have to pay for the pandemic, a little bite, one bite at a time. >> reporter: he says the price of food like lobster nearly doubled from $21 a pound to more than 36 a 35-pound jug of oi from $20 to up to 36 35 pound jug of frying oil. just as people are going out to eat, inflation is rising at the fastest pace in 13 years. supply shortages and higher gas price driving up the cost of rubber gloves to food delivery. >> delivery costs, insurance, rent, those are all going up
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and so i don't think we're going to see a relief from any of the costs anytime soon for restaurants. >> reporter: to save on the next meal out, watch for discounts. less busy days, off peak times check your credit card for special deals, look at the menu ahead of time to know what you'll pay stephanie ruhle, long beach island, new jersey. also tonight, it's probably the closest you would want to come to an active volcano. the drone capturing incredible images of a volcano erupting in iceland, but unfortunately didn't survive the flight. this is surely not what wildlife experts would recommend. a california teen fighting off a bear with her bare hands to save her dogs. gadi schwartz with more from the teen and this daring move >> reporter: on a cinder block wall in the foothills of l.a., a backyard visitor coming through with two cubs in tow, until a posse of house dogs are barking up a storm. the standoff tense, the bear swiping with its claws.
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suddenly, a 17-year-old haley rushes into the rescue, fighting off the massive mama with her bare hands, scooping up one of the littlest dogs like a football and running away >> the dog that the bear grabbed is the baby i have to protect the baby when i pushed the bear, she falls back, one dog runs away, i pick up the other dog and i scram. >> reporter: she hurt her finger in the scuffle. >> sprained my finger pushing her, otherwise, nothing else really happened i'm okay. >> reporter: experts saying squaring off with a bear should be avoided by humans at all costs. this time, scrambling away after coming face to face with a momma bear furiously defending her pups gadi schwartz, nbc news >> bet the bear is not coming back. an american classic, celebrating a big league milestone
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finally, 70 years after topps started making baseball cards, they're still a favorite for kids and adults, including this reporter here's kevin tibbles. >> reporter: nothing romances america's past time like a good
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old-fashioned baseball card from mickey mantle to willie mays. mike trout or mookie betts. >> those cards chronicle the history of the game and people want that piece of history. >> reporter: it is the 70th year since the topps chewing gum company in an effort to sell more gum inserted baseball cards into its packs story goes the cards at first were a dud, they were dumped in the ocean, including thousands of mickey mantle rookie card just this year, a mint topps mickey mantle card sold fo $5.2 million but it is for the memories, not the money, that topps stuck around. >> so many collectors, remember their earliest days of collecting, it is not who i collected, what's still in my collection, but i opened up a pack of cards with my dad. >> every time you opened a pack, you turned into a kid. >> that's exactly it. >> reporter: this 11-year-old in chicago
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nathan ma sell has his own card collecting youtube channel. >> topps series one. >> reporter: from peanuts and cracker jacks to a fresh pack of cards. >> open up a pack of memories >> open up a pack of memories >> reporter: some things in life are timeless kevin tibbles, nbc news, new york >> anyone have a javier biaz card that's "nbc nightly news" for this tuesday. i am peter alexander, for all of us at nbc news, have a good night. right now at 6:00, we're following breaking news. the sheriff releases body cam video from the mass shooting at the vta rail yard. >> hold this door, hold this door. hey, i'm holding that. >> it is beyond compelling. you can see and hear what happened moments before officers confronted the gunman. also the charges are now dropped. we investigate why a judge threw
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out an indictment against an apple executive accused of bribery. and take being away the mask and most of the restrictions. >> some are having issues with getting products from other countries. >> businesses are scrambling to hire workers. good evening, the news at 6:00 starts right now, thanks for joining us, i'm jessica aguirre. >> i'm raj mathai. we have reviewed the four-minute body cam video given to us by the sheriff as they came into the building searching for the gunman. we have made edits to take out some of the language. let's bring in damian trujillo. that sheriff's department gave a detailed explanation about the video we're about to see. >> reporter: that's right, raj, and the sheriff put out this video just short of one week


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