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officially, pledging the attach. as he looks to reassert america as a global leader. his first meeting with british-prime minister, boris johnson. the two leaders renewing the special relationship between the two countries and the message first lady jill biden sent to the world on the back of her jacket. the u.s. said to be halting shipments of johnson & johnson's vaccine with millions of doses, already, in danger of expiring. the move by the fda, today, to extend their shelf life and ma making its covid vaccine available to teens. the biggest jump in consumer prices since the great recession. why you're paying more for everything, from food to clothes to cars. the democratic congresswoman under fire from her own party. he a dam. the urgent rescue.
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the new warning on errors found in credit scores. and the amazing images the rare ring of fire in the sky. >> this is nbc nightly news with lester holt. good evening, everyone. president biden, tonight, setting a new tone in europe reaffirming america's partnership with the uk while reasserting in the developing world. pledging 500 million doses of covid vaccine to some of the world's poorest countries. even as a significant number of americans continue to reject vaccines. we will have more on that, in a moment. on the eve of the g7 summit, the president putting aside the america-first policy of his predecessor. in a concerted effort to reshape what american leadership looks like on the world stage. peter alexander is traveling with the president, tonight. >> reporter: their two nations have stood together through some of the toughest times history has to offer. tonight, president biden and british prime minister boris johnson are seeking to demonstrate that partnership
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enduring. >> many times but this is the first time as president of the united states. >> everybody -- everybody -- >> now, facing the biggest public-health crisis in a century. the president is positioning the u.s. as the world leader in the fight to defeat the disease. announcing the purchase of 500 million pfizer vaccine doses to be donated to nearly-100 countries, most in need. >> our vaccine donations don't include pressure for favors or potential concessions. we are doing this to save lives. >> reporter: the doses, to be produced in the u.s., will begin shipping out in august. with the full order to be completed by next summer. theove follows pressure on the president to do52% of americans at least one shot. but asia, it's just 6%. and africa, only 2%. >> the key to reopening and growing economies is to vaccinate your people. >> reporter: earlier, the two leaders renewing the atlantic
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charter a postwar declaration of cooperation, first signed by winston churchill and fdr. addressing new challenges, today, from cyberthreats to climate change. the first lady wearing her own message of hope. the word, love, outlineerica. >> reporter: and late tonight, prime minister boris johnson announced add 500 million addit doses to the u.s. vaccine donation. meaning, 1 billion will go to the rest of the world. lester. >> peter alexander in the uk tonight. thanks. in this country, shipments of one vaccine reportedly being suspended while another is getting closer to use in teens. as the cdc reports, just over 172 million americans have now had at least one-vaccine dose. let's get more from miguel almaguer. >> tonight, we now know the u.s. telling a vaccine maker no more doses. authorities reportedly suspending new johnson & johnson shipments just after the fda
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extended the shelf life for surplus vials from three to four and a half months as potentially-millions of doses were getting close to their expiration date. it comes as moderna is likely days away from becoming the second drugmaker to offer its vaccine to children 12 to years old. seeking emergee authorization, authorities hope the vaccine can help bolster low-inoculation rates for kids. vaccine supply isn't the problem. today, in indiana university, a small but symbolic protest. >> i think we are moving into a medical dictatorship. >> reporter: across the nation, more are fighting mandatory vaccinations. >> backing us into a corner and many don't want to have to make that choice. >> reporter: at iu health in indianapolis, some employees are rejecting vaccination requirements. at houston methodist, 178
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health-care workers were suspended for refusing vaccines. our morgan chesky is there. >> reporter: you are willing to lose your job over this. >> yeah. >> tell me why. >> because i am not going to take that vaccine. >> reporter: one survey finds nearly 20% of health-care workers don't plan to get vaccinated. the reasons vary. >> it's inexcusable, ethically, you would put your own desire to have a choice or to have liberty ahead of what's best for your patients. >> reporter: in other covid news, the cdc is also investigating a higher number of cases than expected of heart inflammation in people under 30 who are vaccinated. but it's important to remember, of the m 200 cases, the vast right, miguel, thank you. i talked about the vaccination struggle with a white house covid response coordinator, jeffrey, earlier, but we start with the president's announcement of those 500 million vaccine doses
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that the u.s. has earmarked for poorer countries. this is a big commitment the administration is making to get vaccine out to much of the world. but this rollout's going to take you into next year. is it enough? is the timing going to work out? >> well, it's an extraordinary commitment. it's without any precedent. far and away, the largest purchase. a half-billion doses purchased by the u.s., to be donated to the hundred lowest-income countries in the world. those doses will start to be manufactured in august. and we will have plans to get them immediately out to countries with plans to, then, get shots in challenge for the president to meet that 70% goal. 70% of americans, adults, with at least one shot in their arms. why is it so challenging? >> well, we are at 64%. and we got a few weeks to go to july 4th. we are doing everything we can to make it as easy as possible for americans to get vaccinated.
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you know, novaccinated to get v soon as possible. rts of heart inflammation cases among some between 16 and 24 received moderna. also, the pfizer vaccine. is that a potential show stopper? >> you know, all science and medical questions we turn to our medical advisers and dr. fauci recommends that people get vaccinated. obviously, people should consult with their doctor or their health professional, if they have any questions. >> we will take a break. in just 60 seconds, a reality check on surging prices, as inflation heats up.
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well, i'm sure you've noticed, prices are up for all well, i am sure you have of things.ices up for all the government reporting today inflation is running at its fastest pace in years. our stephanie rooul on what you need to know. >> peter started a new job in march and is spenting more time at the office. which means spending more money,
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too. inflation rising 5% since last year as the economy recovers. the fastest pace in nearly-13 years. and sticker shock to many who spent more than a year at home. >> there is a lot more conversations happening around trying to save. trying to watch how much we are spending and what we are spending it on. >> reporter: you can expect your breakfast to cost more with bread up 7%. and coffee up 2%. swapping out sweats for work attire? men's clothing is up 3%. shoes are up 8. and grabbing lunch is more expensive, too. up more than 6%. stemming from a surge in demand, and shortage of labor and goo ea cause for alarm. at least, not yet. >> this time, last year, we were dealing with the incredible shock of the pandemic. i think, a large part of the reason that prices are rising as rapidly as they are is that the economy has rebounded at an exceptional pace. >> reporter: for example, in may, gas prices averaged $2.90 a gallon. up more than $1 from a year ago.
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but compared to 2019, before the pandemic? gas is only up 7 cents. meantime, some big-ticket items in high demand saw dramatic spikes. furniture, up almost 9. >> you actually could see a decline in prices because affordability has been stretched. >> so, stephanie, does that mean people should wait to buy big items? >> no one knows exactly where prices are going. but shortages are driving the biggest increases. so, the best thing to buy right now is time. for big-ticket items, like cars and dishwashers, price hikes should slow andtions should grow as life returns to normal. lester. >> stephanie, thanks. tonight, democratic congresswoman, is once again remarks she's made about israel. garrett haik is at the capitol. garrett, this time, the backlash is a from a tweet, earlier this week. >> that's right, lester. democratic congresswoman, ilhan omar, is under fire for this tweet she sent summarizing an
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exchange with secretary blinken on monday. we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the u.s., hamas, israel, afghanistan, and the taliban, she wrote. that to blast her seeming comparison of the u.s. and israel to terrorist groups. quote as offensive as it is misguided and urging her to clarify. after an intense backlash, she did so today. writing, i was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries. tonight, nancy pelosi and democratic leadership issuing a rare-joint statement. criticizing omar for drawing welcoming her correction. clearly, hoping to put this episode behind them. lester. >> all right, garrett, thank you. the world's largest beef supplier paid millions to ransomware hackers who breached its computer networks. joining a growing list of businesses, cities, even schools, that are under attack and facing some agonizing decisions. with more on that, here's tom costello. >> reporter: meatpacker, jbs,
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just the latest, big company to pay a ransom. $11 million in bitcoin after cybercriminals knocked out plants that process 20% of america's meat supply. to pay? or not to pay? is the dilemma all ransomware targets face. the small, new hall school district in california was attacked last fall. teacher payroll, grades, and lesson plans, locked up for nearly-two weeks, as hackers demanded big money. >> there is no school district that is position. we don't operate with funds just sitting around. >> reporter: with school systems strapped for cash and little money for cybersecurity, students' personal information can be vulnerable. ibm security x force calculates 1,700 schools and colleges were hit by ransomware last year. even more, this year. >> they don't have the expertise to respond to these type of incidents but still, they are getting targeted again and again. >> reporter: the company recently awarded six school districts half a million dollars, each, to beef up their cybersecurity defenses. 7,800 applied.
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meanwhile, cities, large and small, are also under daily attack. here in new orleans, it took nine months last year for the city to recover from a ransomware attack that, for a while, put police, fire, and public works, back on pen and paper. fortunately, the mayor says critical-financial data was protected in the cloud. did you consider paying the ransom? >> no, we did not consider paying the ransom because we were able to stop it, in its tracks. and we were able to beat, back, the compromise. >> reporter: but many cities, businesses, hospitals, and school districts, have paid. superintendent can't say what his school district did to regain control of their computers and lesson plans. >> you are talking about 5 to 12-year-old and shutting down their learning. >> reporter: but tonight, cyber pros are urging the country to double down on security. change all of your passwords regularly. use multistep authentication, back up your computers offline or to the cloud. never skip a security update.
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hire a cybersecurity staff if you can and remind employees and family members never click on suspect e-mails or links new border. >> reporter: we crossed into tijuana, mexico, to this shelter packed with migrant families from central america. most have been deported from the u.s. after paying smugglers so-called coyotes to get them across the border. >> they spent thousands of dollars, years of their lives. and then, wound up here in tijuana with nothing. >> we asked them how they found their coyotes. >> this was actually from facebook. facebook. >> reporter: a new report says that facebook has become the preferred platform for these smugglers and the desperate migrants they prey on. >> like any business, the cartels have been looking to
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diversify their financial resources through human smuggling. and unfortunately, facebook has given them a free, one-stop peo here. everyone we spoke with hadted with them on facebook platforms. pastor gustavo who runs the shelter tracks coyotes on facebook. >> here is somebody writing can i write you privately? which he is saying is probably a coyote. >> yeah. yeah. >> it must make you angry do this all day? >> yes, i get angry. the coyotes paint a perfect picture of the journey but i see the people when they arrive, sick or dying. >> now, in a statement, facebook told us in part, they use technology, people, and partnerships to remove this content. and to combat ways the platform may be used by those who want to harm people. and they say they are constantly evaluating new ways to improve enforcement.
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lester. >> jacob ward, thanks. up next, how to fix costly mistakes in your credit report.
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wanna help kids get their homework done? well, an internet connection's a good start. but kids also need computers. and sometimes the hardest thing about homework is finding a place to do it. so why not hook community centers up with wifi? for kids like us, and alwe're gonna learn. i hope you're ready. 'cause we are. a very close call in austin, texas, this afternoon. as a boat with four people onboard came within feet of plunging over a dam. with part of the boat over the top of the dam, emergency crews were able to pull it back. everyone is okay. also, tonight. have you checked your credit score lately? you might find mistakes that could cost you big. vicki nguyen with the price you
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pay. >> reporter: your credit score is key to securing a car or home loan, even a job. but consumer report says it asked members to check for mistakes on their those who rep said they found bureaus aren't their job correctly. they need to do more to improve accuracy and access for consumers. >> even though i had closed my mastercard account and paid it in full, in february. in may, they were still reporting it as having a $1,200 balance. and when i went to buy a car, they were offering me 12%, which was over $400 for a car payment. >> reporter: complaints to the consumer-financial protection bureau about credit-report mistakes doubled, from 2019 to 2020. but the credit union's trade group says the industry has a 9 98% accuracy rate and consumer reports used an unscientific method. >> we just don't believe what this so-called survey people? i mean, i have talked to them. what do you say to those folks
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who are equifax, experian, or y. from now, until april, you can get a free-credit report as often as once a week. go to and remember, you do not need pay. lester. >> great information, vicki, thank you. tonight, the u.n. secretary general with a dire warning ahead of tomorrow's g7 summit. the time is running out to save the planet. our ann thompson with our report. part of a global partnership called "covering climate now." >> reporter: warming at an alarming pace. the planet is dangerously close to a redline, from which scientists say there is no return. prompting this blunt warning to the g7 from u.n. secretary general, antonio guterres. >> we are at the verge of the abyss. global-average 1.2 degre
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preindustrial levels. very close to>> reporter: any m world will not be able to evade change. how do you drive that home to leaders who are dealing with trying to bring their countries out of the pandemic that has damaged their economy? >> country, especially developed world, are spending trillions of dollars in their recovery programs. and the recovery can be green or can be brown. that's the choice. >> reporter: so, poor countries can choose green, renewables, over fossil fuels. guterres wants rich nations to, finally, follow through on a long-promised, $100 billion in climate financing. it is, he says, a matter of trust. >> we need to have a clear demonstration of the solidarity the developed world or the developing world. >> reporter: now, back in the fight, guterres is looking for the u.s. to lead. as the world heads to scotland for november's climate-change conference. how much time is left to act? >> i think this year is the
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make-it-or-break-it year. if we fail, in glasgow, we will be in a very difficult situation. as i said, on the verge of the abyss. you must make sure next step is right direction. >> direction g7 leaders can determine this weekend. ann thompson, nbc news new york. an incredible sight in the sky early this morning. a partial eclipse known as a ring of fire because the moon is too far away to fully block out the sun and so it leaves that glow at the edges. first time it's been visible in the u.s., since 2017. up next, a tale of struggles and triumphs inspiring america.
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i'm raj mathai. up next on our new, 7:00 newscast. we have the documents and new information about the vta mass shooter. startling look at his work
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history. and some local experts say it's not worth rebuilding communities destroyed by wildfire. finally, tonight. a blockbuster movie full of dreams and inspiration in this season of comebacks. here's harry smith.magnifico. lin-manuel music about latino immigrant life in upper manhattan in the heights. >> you really get a sense that -- of -- of what america is. it is actually very healing right now. >> director john chu calls the film a kind of vaccination for the soul. anthony ramos plays the lead. he crushes it. >> this movie embodies not only what home is but what it is to -- to see a community come together. >> reporter: for the characters in the film, home is where their heart is. proudly, displayed by people too
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rarely seen empowering. >> reporter: in the heights provides an access point to arts and the actors. >> years being -- years of feeling like here's another wall. there's another wall. finally, like, the door opened. >> reporter: ramos shed tears of gratitude. >> a door has opened. where it's like we're making progress. come on. come on. >> reporter: american dream. harry smith, nbc news new york. >> and that's nightly news for this thursday. thank you for watching, everywhere. i am lester holt.
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please, take care of yourself and each other. good night. i'm not sure if there's anything i can say to my family members to convince them to take the covid-19 vaccine. i'm not even sure if i'm coind. hi darius, i think that people respond more to what we do than what we say. so after looking at all the data
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and the science about these vaccines, i got the vaccine. and i made sure my mom and dad got the vaccine. because these vaccines are safe. ♪ ♪


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