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the bottom line is this. we don't know how the rest of this war will unfold, but we do know that a sovereign independent ukraine will be around a lot longer than vladimir putin is on the scene, and our support for ukraine going forward will continue. it will continue until we see final success. breaking news this morning u.s. secretary of state and defense speaking just hours ago in poland following a weekend in ukraine, meeting with president zelenskyy. we'll tell you what they discuss
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and what actions the u.s. is taking as the war enters the 61st day. fire and ice a rare and deadly wildfire surging toward tornado alley in nebraska while a blizzard is taking hold in the dakotas. france's emmanuel macron appears to have held off a tough chance. and the twitter board will be discussing elon musk's takeover bid cnbc's steve sedgwick has the details. >> are you saving enough for your retirement. we'll tell you what the average person in their 50s and 60s mazz in their 401(k). "early today" starts right now. good morning thanks for waking up with us i'm vanita nair. >> and i'm frances rivera. the previously unannounced trip was a first since russia's
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war in ukraine began in february the pair spoke in poland detailing their meeting. >> ourfocus in the meeting was to talk about those things that would enable us to win the current fight and also build for tomorrow in terms of their ability to win, the first step in winning is believing that you can win. let's bring in nbc's raf sanchez live in lviv raf, a lot of people waking up to these latest developments what's the story >> reporter: it was carried out in secret. now we know they took a train from poland in to kyiv, the capital of this war-torn country. they spent about three hours in president zelenskyy's bunker arc jd this was a meeting of symbolism and substance, two of biden's most senior cabinet
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holding the first face-to-face meeting with zelenskyy since the invasion of his country began. this is seen as a big gesture of solidarity not just to the ukrainian government but also to the ukrainian people, but the substance, secretary blinken says, this morning, in a few hours' time, president biden will nominate a new u.s. ambassador to ukraine. she's a career diplomat, and, frances, she will be the first full american ambassador to ukraine since 2019 when the then ambassador was forced out by donald trump and rudy giuliani blinken also saying american diplomats will begin returning to ukraine starting next week. it will be babe steps, but they will eventually reopen the american embassy in kyiv this is something president zelenskyy has wanted to see for a long time now this is better late than never from his perspective. and finally the secretary's
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announcing $700 million in new military financing the vast majority of it going to ukraine, but some also going to other eastern european nations potentially in russia's sights most of that money will be spent on sophisticated defense air systems but a lot of it on soviet euro weaponry, which is what ukrainian troops are using day to day, as they resist this russian invasion frances? >> diplomacy let's talk about the attacks on the ground mariupol still under her russian fire with hundreds trapped in a steel plant there. what more can you tell us about the situation with that? >> reporter: frances t situation is almost unimaginable for week the troops and civilians are holed up in what's left of that steel plant in mariupol president putin said he found no need to continue to attack the plant but they continue.
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they're short on food and supplies ther there have been repeated efforts to get them out, still nothing. >> thank you. new satellite images reveal another mass grave site in mariupol with 9,000 bodies nbc's richard lui is at the big board with the latest. >> good morning, vinita. new evidence over the weekend. i want to start with satellite photos from about a month ago. this is in the south close to mariupol you can notice here undisturbed earth, but if i bring you forward to a week after, now you see this trench apparently for a mass burial. this trench, by the way, if i drill down just a little bit for you is about 130 feet long, half of a football field, large enough to fit 9,000 bodies, according to the ukrainian officials. they say people are buried here
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in layers, one on top of the other, and the space typically, according to what the lay outhere is, for 50 tombstones, but 9,000 is what we're hearing. ukraine has reported four mass graves so far across the country. this is one we're talk about tofrmtd three others as you might remember around kyiv, bucha, which we've been reporting on as you look at some of the details here, this is latvia president biden calling this a genocide he's coming out and saying it's clearer and clearer. i want to go back. at the geneva convention, genocide is an attempt to destroy an ethical, racial, or relishl group.
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grandmas, grandpas are telling their children and grandchildren of what they call the great famine, what they called the food extermination in ukraine. as many as 5 million people died stalin ordering the seizure of food from ukrainians he cut off access to food and for bade ukrainians from leaving to find food vinita, today the u.s. along with other naks say it was genocide, and today ukrainians have a profound fear they're going to have to understand that very idea of genocide again. >> it's really hard to see, richard. thank you. here in the united states. wildfire season is already burning strong and the flames are spreading much father than the west coast the fast moving inferno in nebraska has turned deadly nbc's steve patterson has the details. >> reporter: out of control. a deadly wildfire surging across
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tornado alley. authorities say a 66-year-old volunteer fire spotter was killed when this cluster broke out friday near cambridge, nebraska along the kansas border, this fire spreading fast, already ripping across 50,000 acres, driven by 50-mile-per-hour winds and bone-dry brush the massive wildfire is burning in 11 counties how unusual is this for the state? >> it's difficult to manage this many fires especially when the fire service in nebraska is almost entirely volunteer-based. even small fires have just blown up out of control really, really quickly. >> reporter: in new mexico, states of emergency across nearly half a dozen county, fires scattered across the state, threatened hundreds of home, officials warning get out of harm's way. >> if you've been asked to evacuate, please evacuate.
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>> reporter: the governor saying half the state is now on high alert. >> we experienced a combination of conditions that, quite frankly, is unprecedented in new mexico history >> reporter: in arizona, crews no closer to chasing the ever expanding tunnel wildfire. hot, dry, and windy weather in the forecast could only make it all much worse this year's reign of fire off to an early start and primed to spread steve patterson, nbc news. >> let's turn now to france where the results are in, and immanuel macron has won a second term as president. >> viva lafrance. >> macron is the youngest president and the first in two decades to win a second election he will serve for five more
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years. he's expected to defeat his far right rival by about 16 points this is the strong est le pen hs gotten police used tear gas during clashes with demonstrators. investigators are investigating after a crash of a plane in a risky midair stunt. >> blue blade is out of control. >> they were trying to compete the first plane swap but one of the planes went out of control he was able to parachute safely. prior to the stunt the faa had denied the pilots' request for
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exemption to leave their flight deck. a blizzard slammed north dakota dropping a whopping 18 inches of snow with wind gusts of nearly 80 miles an hour the storm cut power to hundreds and shut down roads. it's the second to hit north dakota this month. let's check in with meteorologist michelle grossman with a look at your week ahead hi, there, how are we starting the week >> we're starting pretty good. we're looking at a risk for some unsettled wlchlt we're looking at heavy rains in parts of the southern plains into the central plains into the ohio valley as well as we're looking at radar, you can see some darker colors, the yellows, reds, oranges that's where we see heavy rain we have a flood warning in parts here too we have a slight risk for severe weather, damaging winds, a
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chance for hail and tornadoes. the biggesthreat wt oug down in. 34 in fargo, 36 in duluth. it's cold in parts of the nation, warm in others as the battle for spring looms, we'll look ahead. >> thank you, michelle. being bad never seemed so good in the new box office smash. >> a good person would smack it. >> stab it. >> saute it. >> i want you to save it. >> oh, right, right, right >> "the bad guys" took the number one spot.
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the secrets of dumbledore was expelled to third. the nicolas cage comedy ranked fifth in its opening weekend. coming up, how much do you have in your 401(k)? we'll tell you what the average american in their 50s and 60s has saved so far. remembering a republican force, warren hatch. aleve it, and see what's possible. make mom's day with kohl's! get stylish dresses starting at $19.99. comfy pajamas for $20.79. and save on timeless jewelry. plus, shop online to take an extra 20% off your gifts. and get free store pickup. more style. more savings. kohl's. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance.
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in "today's quick hits" detroit tigers fans witnessed a moment in history when star hitter miguel cabrera reach third degree,000 hits. he's the 33rd player in history to hit this milestone. jon stewart at the kennedy center was honored he received the mark twain prize for his lifetime achievement in humor. and birthday wishes are in orders for prince louie of cambridge. he is 4 years old. the occasion was marked with a photo shoot at the beach shot by kate herself. first, could elon musk
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actually take over twitter let's get straight to cnbc's steve sedgwick who's in london with the latest. steve, good morning. >> yeah, good morning, frances good morning, vinita we've got the scary news on pensions the markets are rocky at the moment very interesting story developing around twitter, of course elon musk, it appears, according to cnbc sources he secured the financing, 4$46.5 u.s. billion for the potential bid of twitter, and a person on the board told cnbc they're looking for other offers but they're seriously considering the elon musk offer giving the funding has been secured we may get some new news by thursday when the company has got its results. brace yourself now are you saving enough, america your 401(k), which is a retirement account provided three your employer, if you're between 45 and 54, the average
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live claritin clear. we're back with a sunday day of playoff games the eighth seed pelicans ingram finished with 30 points and the series heads backesback to phoenix tied at two games apiece the pelicans win, two games apiece jimmy butler caught fire for 36 points as the heat smothered the hawks, 110-86. when it comes to helping people out, one philadelphia barber is a cut above the
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competition. he's helping boost confidence with one fresh haircut at a time our kate snow has the story. >> reporter: on this street corner in northwest philadelphia, josh santiago is changing lives one free haircut at a time. >> it made me feel clean, like a human being. >> reporter: this rv, josh's mobile barbershop, his motto and mission. >> i've traveled across the country providing haircuts for the homeless, military, children, people in need. >> reporter: it's a luxury that's out of reach for so many. but here a simple clip, a safe space, and friendly conversation are a lifeline for regulars like elijah fleming. >> giving us these haircuts is like uplifting our spirits,
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giving us confidence we feel better. >> reporter: it's an honor for josh who understands so many of his clients' struggles grew up in the area, the son of parentses who battled sub pans use. >> i'm sitting with this individual for the next 30 to 45 minutes and i'm getting to actually know this person and who this person actually is, you know so the magic behind the haircut is just -- it's life-changing, life-changing. >> reporter: his calling to help others started in barber school where he was assigned to give cuts at an area shelter. it's since blossomed into a nonprofit that also including helping connect people to drug treatment centers. for the community josh serves, a good day is all about respect and building confidence. >> it makes a difference, big difference, it makes you feel like a person again, like you matter >> everyone matters. joshua has shown that. he's given more than 9,000 free haircuts over the last six
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years. back to you. >> kate, thank you it seems like such a superficial thing but it's life changing the power of it. the self-confidence and the friend you make sitting in the chair. >> it's cool to have repea
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right now at 4:30, hitting the picket lines. thousands of bay area nurses set to strike in a matter of hours. the demands they're making, and the response from the hospital. also the impact it could have on your next appointment. plus -- >> there's a higher chance that you'll get breakthrough infection if you haven't been exposed to omicron yet but it's not 100%. >> the fast-spreading omicron variant and its subvariants are still spreading across the country and right here in the bay area. what a local infectious disease specialist is saying about the state of covid.


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