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having. and violent storms batter the south and the midwest. >> you can feel the trailer lift up and fly. and then, started flipping. the aftermath left by deadly tornados and tropical storm across the u.s. today as the u.s. supreme court ruled that it cannot stop colleges and universities from giving education-related benefits to lure student athletes. that undercuts the ncaa's efforts to prevent outright payment to student athletes. a policy under attack at state houses across the country. here's nbc bay area's alice bar. >> reporter: a big win for student athletes today as the supreme court rules the ncaa cannot limit certain education-related benefits. it's a blow to the organization
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that had hoped the ruling would be a firewall in the larger fight over compensating college athletes. instead -- >> it's not a firewall. it's burning down the system. >> reporter: jeffrey kessler represents plaintiff martin jenkins, a former clemson football player. >> we put a lot on our shoulders and do a lot for the schools. so being able to be compensated for that in any fashion whatsoever is an absolute win. >> reporter: the high court unanimously found that the ncaa violated antitrust laws when it limited what students could receive for things like musical instruments, post-graduate scholarships, and paid internships. the sports governoring body argued it doesn't want to blur the line with professional sports, and that fans appreciate the amateur, unpaid nature of college competition. but the court dismissed that idea justice brett kavanaugh writing, quote, the ncaa's business model would be flatly illegal in almost any other industry in america.
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athletes hope this is a step toward being able to share in the riches reaped by their schools. >> when you earn billions of dollars off the backs of these athletes, you have to treat them fairly. >> reporter: the ruling ratchets up the pressure on the ncaa as it considers whether student athletes can be compensated for the use of their names and images, opening the door for potentially lucrative endorsements. in washington, alice barr, nbc news. a raiders player is making history by just being himself. he announced on social media that he's gay. >> what's up, people, i'm carl nassib. i want to take a quick moment to say that i'm gay. i finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chester. i have the best life. i have the best family, friends, and job a guy could ask for. >> he becomes first active player in nfl history to announce that he's gay. he says he's a private person
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and he isn't doing it for publicity but it says representation and visibility is important. a suicide prevention ating organization for lgbtq youth. younger americans aren't rolling up their sleeves for the covid vaccine and it could have serious consequences. the cdc says vaccinations in younger americans is lagging behind adults. the cdc says 80% of people ages 65 and up received at least one dose by the end of may. the vaccination rate for people 18 to 25 is 38%. however, they've only been eligible for vaccinations since late april. but researchers say if the current rates continue, through august, younger adults will be more at risk for cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. wethe covid-19 vaccine from u.s. they include countries in latin america, the caribbean, asia, and africa.
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most of the doses will be shared through covax, a worldwide humanitarian program that aims to distribute the vaccines fairly. the plan is part of president biden's pledge to share 80 million shots globally by the end of this month. the u.s. has extended travel restrictions to canada and mexico for another month. the northern and southern borders of the u.s. will stay shut to nonessential travel until at least july 21st. they were set to expire today, but the department of homeland security announced the 30-day extension after canada extended its own restrictions last friday. canada's prime minister says the border will remain mostly closed until 75% of americans get at least one shot, and 20% are fully vaccinated. the u.s. borders to mexico and canada were first shut in march of 2020. iran's president-elect is playing hardball with the u.s. ebrahim raisi held his first international news conference after winning the presidency in a landslide over the weekend. millions of iranians stayed home
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in protest because his rivals were banned from the race. he said he will not meet with president biden even though he wants to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. turned deal, iran agreed to dismantle some of its nuclear program if the u.s. lifted sanctions against iran. the trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018. iran's top negotiator says even though raisi is eager to revive the deal, demands might get more intense. >> we are closer to a deal than anytime in the past, but it doesn't mean we're there. >> negotiators are returning to vienna in a week. tomorrow the u.s. senate will vote on whether to consider the democrats' voting rights bill. it's called for the people act. most people expect that proposal to fail courtesy of a republican threat to filibuster that bill. complicated stuff, i know, so let's bring in larry ger sten. let's start with a basic
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question. why would you even have the vote if you know you're going to lose the vote? >> it's a great question. and the fact is that the democrats want to show a difference. we are together, we are voting for these changes in voting. you, the republicans, are not. and basically that is calling card for 2022, jess. it's around the corner and democrats are trying to show how they are different from republicans. there's one more reason, a big reason. the senator from west virginia has been playing hardball with the whole idea of using -- getting rid of the filibuster altogether and just doing it with 51 votes, including vice president harris. the democrats are trying to show manchin, look, it's not going to work, you're not going to get those republicans to come along to avoid the filibuster, so maybe, maybe, senator manchin, you ought to reconsider and think about working with us to do -- to eliminate the filibuster altogether.
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>> let's talk about joe manchin because i know he's made some changes to the bill, trimming the bill, right? >> he made major changes. in fact, it's kind of surprising that progressives are still with it. manchin took that bill and got rid of so many things the democrats had in it, including d.c. statehood, including universal voting, all kinds of things, eliminating dark money. he said, look, we're just going to talk about elections, folks. let's make it a federal holiday, let's get rid of partisan gerrymandering, and, by the way, i'll go in with you on voter i.d., which has long been a republican demand. what manchin has done is trim this baby down, thrown out much of that 818-page democratic bill, which was a free for all and said, okay, will you go with me here? but the democrats believe as tight as it is, republicans will
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not. >> let's talk about the filibuster and the role that the filibuster plays in tomorrow. >> yeah. that's the key here, it really is. this is a rule that's been on the books since 1917. it's changed a bit, but basically it's this. if you want to go ahead and oppose something, all you have to do is make sure that the other side doesn't have enough votes. what's enough votes? 60. you got to have 60. if you don't have 60, it's not going to go. and the republicans say we've got 50 right there, democrats, so you're not going to get it. with that, it means so many other things are being held up as well. the one sixth commission, infrastructure, that's being held up as well, police reform, that's being held up, all because the republicans are threatening the filibuster. unless the democrats can find a way to either get those ten republican votes or change the rules, which they can do, all these bills will be dead. >> and then what happens after that? can they be revived?
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what happens after tomorrow? >> now we're talking about consequences, jessica. here's what happens. democrats are going to looking like the party that can't get anything done. we put you in there, you got the president, you got the house and the senate, okay, they're slim majorities, you haven't gotten anything done. on the other hand, republicans are going to look like the obstructionists, we're "no" on everything. both parties are going to look like they got black eyes going into 2022. the question is, which way will the voters look at it, and both sides have a lot of twists. >> thank you very muc. the white house temporarily increased the benefit from $2,000 to $3,000 for each child over age 6. $3,600 for children under the age of 6. it's part of the american rescue plan and the vice president says it will help lift half the nation's children out of poverty.
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>> and the impact of that, of course, is what we say -- i come from california, so i'll say seismic, historic. it will be felt not only by children today, not only be children now, it will be felt by families and communities. >> the child tax credit is income based and will phase out for individuals earning more than $75,000 a year or $150,000 for those married filing jointly. checks will start showing up in mid-july jo up next, a big get for netflix. what we can expect from the new partnership between steven spielberg and the loss gat ga to say-based company. an airline double charges a viewer's credit card, but neither the airline tore credit card company would take responsibility, leaving $3,000 in the air. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. some big-time changes this week
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from this cooler system. we'll talk more about our temperatures dropping. we'll have details in about eight minutes. netflix has
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a high-profile new partnership. today it announced a multiyear gil diehl with director steven spielberg and his production company. he will produce several new films for netflix. the company announced it's launching on online store to sell merchandise, collectables, based on popular tv and movie shows. hundreds of flights canceled and more to come. american airlines scrubs 123 flights saturday, 178 on sunday and 97 today. the airline wants to cancel 50 to 80 flights a day through july. the reason? significant staffing and maintenance issues. the airline says it has a shortage of labor as more people return to flying. it's attempting to notify customers far in advance and the airline is letting customers rebook an alternative flight
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through its app. nbc bay area responds to a peninsula family's lengthy ordeal with an airline. >> they were charged for fees they didn't book, so they turned to chris chmura. >> they held onto $3,000. how long would you fight it? >> two weeks. >> bruce in millbrae fought this for a year. they booked a family trip to new york on united in january of 2020. he booked three tickets, but it was charged for six instead. that was a total of more than $3,344 more than expected. bruce tried to get both united ask his credit card company to remove the extra tickets. that didn't get off the ground for months. bruce says he then disputed the charges, but got a letter from the cre company saying the airline was responsible. he was stuck in the middle, so he asked us for help. our consumer team spent almost a year handling this one. finally, in may united refunded
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bruce for the extra tickets. on top of that to united's credit, they gave him an equal amount in a voucher. that means a grand total of $6,688.80 between the cash and vouchers. we asked united for a statement but didn't hear back. it didn't work out in bruce's case but do, you can dispute credit card charges if you've been overcharged. we just made a how-to video showing you what it takes and ways to win. your odds are actually pretty good. you watch our episodes on our website, our streaming channels, or our youtube page. look for the "how to" play list on back over to you guys. >> thank you, chris. we're following some developing news tonight, extreme deadly weather for the midwest to the east coast. first, tropical storm claudette gaining strength as it neared the coast of the carolinas. this is the aftermath from this weekend, the damage stretching for miles, wind and rain ripped
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through the south, in some cases spawning tornadoes. >> you can feel the trailer lift up and fly. and then it started flipping. >> in other areas as the water builds way too fast and flooding communities from louisiana through alabama. first responders say a car likely hydroplaned on the interstate, setting off a chain reaction crash where at least ten people were killed. including eight children ages 4 to 17. they were traveling in a small bus operated by the alabama sheriff's youth ranch. the group just two hours away from their home after spending a week at the beach. a string of torpedos left part of the midwest in ruins. the chicago suburbs of woodridge and naperville dealing with the worst of it. jeff ranieri, it is hard to see those pictures and the level of
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destruction that happened so quickly. >> with severe weather like that, it happens so fast because of how these thunderstorms and all this activity develops. you can see on our storm reports with tornadoes we had two of them over iowa, one over illinois, also down there in louisiana and even some tornado activity here near virginia and north carolina. now, the severe weather tons move off towards the east tonight. you can see this strong line of thunderstorms with the best chance of damaging winds and maybe even more isolated tornadoes right throughout the northeast. we talked about the hurricane damage and i thought it was a good time to kind of show you how the atlantic hurricane season trends. right now we're just at the start of the hurricane season. but once we hit august and september, that's when that does start to peak. head to to learn more on these national weather stories. let's bring it back towards the bay area. you'll be able to see things are changing, everything is changes
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for us this week after those hot 100s. we got a cooler system off the coastline bringing back the fog for the morning. those cooler temps also kicking up the wind. you want to be ready for that. let's take you into tomorrow morning. you can see everybody does get cloud cover to start with the fog the thickest at the coast through the bay. temperatures in the 50s over the south bay, peninsula, and the tri-valley. starting at 57 to the east bay. san francisco, 58. the north bay, 55. as we roll through the day tomorrow, temperatures are really, really good. in fact, below average. so last week we were way, way above average. this week we're below average. so nice change for us. 73 in gilroy. 75 in san jose. 76 in cupertino. east bay, our usually hottest locations coming down. 77 in concord.
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walnut creek, 75. 74 in hayward. 60s for the peninsula through daly city and half moon bay. and then we have 70s from san mateo to palo alto. san francisco, it is going to be chilly, jacket weather all day long. pretty much par for the course here in june with 60s from downtown over to ingleside as that strong foggy breeze remains in place. by the afternoon we should get a window of sunshine. for the north bay, 66 here in mill valley. santa rosa. 74. get away from the ocean breeze, warm at 86 in clearlake. changes in san francisco. we do have 60s the next several days with that strong afternoon sea breeze. but then once he hit sunday, we're up to 73. by next monday, we're at 75. for the inland valleys, it's a steady warm-up. 70s tomorrow. 83 friday. once we hit saturday, 91. this does not look nearly as hot as the heat wave we just went
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through, but we could hold with this trend of 90s through following week. hanging around longer, but thankfully no 107s in the forecast for right now. >> that was pretty brutal. >> bad. thanks, jeff. up next, not headed for tokyo. the reason steph curry will not be going for gold at the summer olympics.
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don't worry, this is only a test. the navy has fired thousands of pounds of explosives near one of its aircraft carriers. the "uss gerald r. ford" was hit by the blast 100 miles off the coast of florida friday. it's the first in a series of full ship shock trials to prove where weather the carrier can take a hit during battle at sea. the u.s. the navy says the test was a success.
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at fisherman's wharf a happy sight. the first commercially cut salmon of the season. most of this fish is headed to upscale restaurants and high-end grocery stores. the fishermen consider the northern coast salmon the best in the world because their diet is high in shrimp-like krill. one thing muffing from steph curry's résumé, an olympic gold medal. that will remain missing as curry is backing out of the olympics. the 33-year-old wants to spend the summer rehabbing from injuries that built up during the season, including that fractured tailbone. curry has never competed in the olympics. he withdrew from the 2016 games also to recover from injuries. he'll be 37 when the next olympics roll around. spots on team usa continue to be earned.
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the best track and field athletes battling to get a ticket to tokyo. tonight, more spots are up for grabs for the pole vault, javelin and triple jump. you can watch all of the action right here on nbc bay area beginning at 8:00 tonight. >> i've been glued to the tv for days. shaping up to be one of the most anticipated favorite series in a long time ask it's in front of a sold out crowd. laura britt joins us for the preview.
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the giants and a's continue to march forward this season, winning games and staying in number one. >> friday night it will be in front of a full house at oracle park. laura britt joins us now. hi, laura. >> thanks, jess and janelle. let's look at bay area sports this week. we'll start with the giants . a taking 2 out of 3 from the phillies over the weekend, including an 11-2 victory on sunday, they deserve a day off today. they remain atop the nl west and will get back in action tomorrow for a quick series against the animals in anaheim. you can catch all those games on nbc sports bay area. as for the a's, they begin a four-game series against the rangers at globe life field this afternoon, a welcome sight for them for sure after the yankees took 2 out of 3 over the weekend. but the a's have won 9 of their last 12 and were 15 games
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over .500 heading into today's game. nothing to be ashamed about in that regard. but for sure the most exciting thing you'll want to watch is this upcoming weekend, the bay bridge series between the giants and a's is on friday on nbc sports bay area. both teams boasting some of the best records in baseball and playing some of their best ball. jess and janelle, the hype surrounding the bay bridge series this year is very much deserved. this is going to be some must-watch tv, and the best part of it all, the giants will open oracle park at full capacity for the bay bridge series this weekend. >> that's super exciting. >> i know. going to be a great series. that's going to do it for us today on nbc bay area news at 5:30. right now at 6:00, they handle emergencies on a daily basis. now they're calling it their own emergency. >> we're answering for over 1 million residents of san jose. and so your call might be on hold if you're trying to get through to fire and medical. >> the reason 911 dispatchers in
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the south bay say your next call could go unanswered. one person killed, several more injured at lake merritt. police are still looking for the gunman. who the detectives say is behind that shooting. the silicon valley pain index is out. coming up, we take a first look at the findings. the news at 6:00 starts now. thanks for joining us. i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm janelle wang. 911 dispatchers in san jose are sounding the alarm. they say short staffing means some calls for help are getting put on hold and they're urging the city council to take action immediately. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is at san jose city hall with a warning. >> reporter: they let the city council know of their concerns at a budget hearing here last week. now they want the public to know that they might pay the consequences of the short staffing. >> during the vta mass shooting, fire dispatchers say emergency
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calls had to be put on hold for up to 30 minutes because of the limited number of on-duty dispatchers were handling the shooting and two significant structure fires at the same time. >> we deal with life-or-death situations every day. we hear people dying literally on the phone. the city doesn't understand how essential our job is. >> reporter: she is sounding the alarm saying they need more emergency dispatchers. she's a dispatcher for the fire department, but says the police has the same problems. >> we don't have as much staffing, we're answering for over 1 million residents of san jose, so your call might be on hold if you're trying to get through to fire and medical. >> reporter: san jose police department -- the city says the city recognizes the recruitment and retention concerns of our


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