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. we kick off your fourth of july with traveld concerns for the millions planning to hit ths and roadways over the holiday. the white house reacting to the final round of consequential supreme court ruling, involving the epas oversight of the environment and the remain in mexico policy. plus the new justice who just shattered the grass ceiling. the newly-discovered but never-severed arrest warrant in the murder of emmett till.
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brittney griner's day in court before a russian judge begins today and a warning to boaters to be extra careful after a tragedy in san francisco i'm frances rivera americans are fweerg up for a busy july 4th weekend. aaa is predicting nearly 48 million people will travel for the holiday, close to pre-pandemic numbers and despite high gas prices, car travel could set a record. but there may be some turbulence in the skies delta airlines warning of operational challenges, they're calling it, as pilots hit picket lines across the country the airline is waiving rebooking fees ahead of the travel surge as it continues to face staffing struggles. >> reporter: walking information picket line, off-duty delta pilots in contract talks say
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they're working excessive overtime as they try to fly without enough pilots. >> working as hard as we can >> reporter: delta, united and american have struggled since memorial day more than 3,000 total cancellations just since sunday morning. >> we don't have a lot of money. we don't have a lot of time. when you do that, there goes your vacation. >> reporter: in an e-mail to customers, delta ceo said this level of uncertain city unacceptable meanwhile, the faa identifying volatile weather again leading to more delays and cancellations. >> today airlines are carrying the highest numbers of passengers since early 2020. >> reporter: but the vast majority of americans, 42 million, are driving this weekend, a new record, and paying record july 4 pump prices, $4.86 a gallon, though down 16 cents in two weeks president biden says the embargo on russian oil means americans will be paying a premium at the
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pumps. >> as long as it takes >> reporter: cutting into vacation budgets on the road and in the air if you're traveling, especially with kids this summer, add extra time, pad time to your flights in the event they're canceled or rescheduled so you can make adjustments without throwing your entire vacation into chaos. a ground-breaking moment for the nation's highest court ketanji brown jackson is officially the first black woman to serve on the supreme court. her swearing-in ceremony coming on the heels of a rollercoaster term brie jackson has the latest. >> i, ketanji brown jackson, do solemnly swear >> reporter: a glass ceiling shattered. with her family watching and her husband holding the bible for her swearing-in, judge ketanji brown jackson becomes the first black female on the court.
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plaus praus. >> reporter: jackson once served as a clerk for swrus continue steven brier, he's officially stepped down after serving nearly three decades on the high court his final term included dissenting on controversial dissensions to expand gun rights and overturn roe v wade. a ruling that sparked protests nationwide and criticism from president biden overseas now saying he supports eliminating the filibuster to codify abortion rights >> we've been a leader in the world in terms of personal rights and privacy rights, and it is a mistake if my view for the supreme court to do what it did. >> reporter: the supreme court delivering another blow to the biden administration thursday, ruling to curb the epa's authority to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants >> giving the ability to
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regulate climate change. >> reporter: the democrats also got a victory, allowing the biden administration to shut down a program designed to restrict mieg wrags at the mexican border justice jackson taking on a historic role on the high court oot a divisive time. brie jackson for nbc news. >> and, as brie briefly mentioned, president biden is calling for drastic action to restore abortion rights in the wake of the supreme court's decision to overturn roe chris pollone is in d.c. with the details. this is a major shift for the president. >> reporter: it lure is. the president speaking in spain on the world stage called on congress to codify abortion access, even if that means changing the senate rules. now, with a 50/50 split, democrats don't have the vote for a raw to provide federal protection for abortion. the president lambasted the decision again yesterday, calling it destabilizing,
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outrageous behavior that challenges the americans' right to privacy and he also broke his support for the filibuster >> i believe we have to codify roe v wade in the law, and the way to do that is to make sure the congress votes to do that, and if the filibuster gets in the way, it's like voting rights, it should be we provide an exception for this. >> reporter: top republicans condemn the comments senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says the president's attacks on the court are unmerited and dangerous u and the court isn't shying away from controversy. they have agreed to hear a case this fall that could reshape ourex wills forever. they will decide whether state legislators hud prevail. they fear it would allow legislators to subvert the
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outcome after election now to breaking news from eastern kentucky where hostages are safe after a deadly standoff deputies were trying to serve a protective order when they were met with gunfire the suspect barricaded himself inside for several hours with his wife one officer died and multiple others were taken to hospital. kentucky police say there were injuries but could not confirm any fatalities additional information is expected within hours. now a surprising development in the murder case of emmett till it's been nearly seven decades since the 14-year-old black child was murdered for allegedly whistling at a white woman now an arrest warrant has been discovered for a suspect who is still alive. our ron allen has the story. >> reporter: some 67 years after the grew some kidnapping, torture and murder of emmett till, a document found in the basement of a mississippi courthouse reigniting his
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family's decades and long quest for justice. >> we dropped to our knees, we prayed, we shouted >> reporter: they found an unserved warrant for carolyn dunham for kidnapping. her husband roy bryant and his half brother abducted and murdered till. his mutilated body in an open casket, one ofthe most iconic images of the civil rights era till's killers, both now dead later confessed in interviews. but dunham now in her 80s was never arrested or charged. >> to you really think this is a turning point? >> i do. i have to hold out hope. and there is a note on the reverse side of the warrant that indicates that she was not found in the county, but though one ever really searched for her >> reporter: no comment today from state and federal verts who through the decades have
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reopened and closed the case as recently as last year. some experts say prosecutors would likely have to get a new warrant. and no comment from dunham herself. >> i believe that mississippi has blood on their hands, and they have an opportunity now clean that up and make lure that justice prevails >> reporter: a family fight endures in the brutal killing of a young boy that changed an entire nation. ron allen, nbc news. covid-19 continues to be a national and global health threat according to the world health organization, global cases are up 18% compared to last week when more than 4 million cases were reported. meanwhile, l.a. has seen a quote, fairly steady increase of new fixes in the workplace since april. according to l.a. county, more than 300 work sites have report add cluster of covid cases this week, a 20% increase over the last two weeks this as new york city may be on the verge of a sixth covid wave. earlier this week, the
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positivity rate hit a 5-month high according to the city's department of health and hygiene. people in california will receive refunds. governor newsom has signed a bill that would pay rebates. people are eligible for one-time payments starting in october while the national average price for gas is less than $5 per gallon, in california, the average is $6.28 per gallon and likely to ife nba's back to bac nikolai joe kitsch signed a contract jokic makes over $60 million
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he wasn't the only superstar to sign a blockbuster contract. the grizz liis and jaw marant signed a contract. and karl-anthony towns and devin booker signing $224 million supe max deals. several other players found themselves with nine-figure deals at the start of free agency, including bradley beal and his51 million deal with the wizards, and around the league, players like oklahoma city's and milwaukee's signed for millions to stay with their teams but one who may find a new place is kevin durant. he has requested a trade from the brooklyn nets and sign add $198 million extension last year a fatal boat collision has left at least one person dead. two boats collided on san francisco bay near angel island,
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causing one of the occupants to be ejected four others involved were not hurt the incident ir investigation. hitting the road for the holiday weekend, nbc meteorologist michellerossmann joins us with the travel forecast >> we're going to see wet roadways out there, along the i-95 corps tor we're seeing showers and storms early this morning, an a lot of us are seeing showers and storms that's going to be the story, too, as we start out our saturday we've been watching showers and storms all week long and will continue to watch soaking rain we could see up to seven inches of rain along the coast of texas. that includes houston and lake charles, louisiana we're looking at heavy rain. severe weather from hartford to d.c. could see damaging winds ag at
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into the 90s 93 in d.c. it's almost july 4th we'll take a look at the fireworks forecast in just a bit. >> it's important, thank you, michelle scientists are scratching their heads after a mystery rocket crashed into the moon they had been tracking the unidentifiedeft behind two crat totaling over 09 fee agencies o claimed responsibility for that object >> to be continued "early today" is back in a moment with an important warning for parents before you take your anth into the pool this weekend. d e controversial push to rewrite the haddistry on slavery in texas
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prison she was arrested in february at an airport outside moscow. russian authorities say she was carrying vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage. earlier this week, griner was ordered to remain in custody for the length of her trial. secretary of state antony blinken has been in contact with griner's wife. the founder of the hell's angels motorcycle club has died at the age of 83 the death was announced in a facebook post. it read in part, if you're reading this message you'll know that i'm gone. i've lived a long and good life filled with adventure. his former attorney also confirmed the news saying he had liver cancer and died peacefully on wednesday night at his home it was a great day for the
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restoration of the hotel that served as a safe space for many blacks during the civil rights movement but the help of a recent $10 million project brought it back to life. it also recognizes arthur george gaston, who was a pillar of the community and its businesses during jim crow. the rock band poison canceled thursday's performance in nashville after brett mychals was hospitalized the rest of the poison band notified the audience in person just minutes before the show was set to begin according to tmz who first reported the news. though word on why mychals was hospitaled earlier, howard stern said i would run for president and he announced bradley cooper as his vice president candidate he's happy to campaign via zoom. >> he says he's going to do that i listen to the show all the
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