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nancy chen. the gronkowski. >> reporting from the nation's capital, i'm chip reid. breaking news, ed markey fends off joe kennedy to win the massachusetts democratic senate primary. the victory hands the kennedy family the first-ever election loss in that state. we'll get reaction. frontline crisis. why first responders to the coronavirus outbreak in new york city may be out of work. i was actually in the middle of feeding my daughter when the bill came up. and nursing on the job. why a california lawmaker took a stand on the assembly floor with stand on the assembly floor with her newborn baby. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning, everyone. it is september 2nd, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news." very good to seega so whave some breaking news to teou about trning. senator ed markey is the winner of a fierce democratic senate primary in massachusetts. by a double-digit margin, markey defeated joe kennedy, dealing an historic political blow to the kennedy legacy. this is the first time ever that a member of the kennedy family lost an election in the state. laura podesta is in new york with more on this win. how's the congressman reacting to this, congressman kennedy that is? >> reporter: good morning. well, in his concession speech last night, joe kennedy pledged his support to the man who had just beat him and said that senator ed markey is a good man. and perhaps leaving the door open to another potential future run, kennedy tweeted out to his supporters, quote, i'd do it with you all again in a heartbeat.
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for the first time in history, a kennedy has lost an election in massachusetts. >> obviously these results were not the ones we were hoping for. >> reporter: senator ed markey an incumbent in politics for 40 years, prevailed in tuesday's primary against the 39-year-old joe kennedy, grandson of robert f. kennedy. >> thank you, massachusetts. >> reporter: markey touted his support for a green new deal and medicare for all. with the help of an endorsement by liberal fivebrand -- firebrand congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez, the senator cruised to a win. >> this campaign has always been about the young people of this country. you are our future. and thank you for believing in me because i believe in you. >> reporter: kennedy entered the race polling high, but his campaign ran aground when he struggled to articulate a motivation for running. he needled markey for skipping
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votes and not engaging with constituents. >> he missed over 50% of the votes in this critical time of combine coson.votes could republican kevin o'connor in november in a race that is widely considered a safe democratic seat. now under massachusetts law, a person cannot run for the house and senate at the same time. so kennedy will not be returning to congress in january. once a rising star in democratic politics, kennedy's future, political future at least at the moment, remains unclear, anne-marie. >> i know a lot of people were watching this race. laura podesta in new york, thank you so much, laura. president trump is back in washington this morning after visiting kenosha, wisconsin. the city has been the scene of
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protests since the police shooting of jacob blake. we have more from the white house and more on the president's trip. >> reporter: president trump visited kenosha, wisconsin, on tuesday despite officials urging him to stay home. he met with local law enforcement. >> you have done a fantastic job. >> reporter: the president toured buildings damaged during protests after james comey, a black man, was shot in the back seven times by a white police officer. >> these are not acts of peaceful protest but really domestic terror. >> reporter: he did not meet with jacob blake or his family. later the president said he doesn't believe racism is a systemic problem in law enforcement. >> i think the police do an incredible job. i think you do have some bad apples. i think you agree every once in a while you'll see something, and you do have the other situation, too, where they're and they don't handle it well. >> reporter: president trump also announced nearly $50 million in federal aid for kenosha and the state of wisconsin. he says that the money will go to repair damage and to support
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public safety. during the president's visit, jacob blake's family took part in a justice for jacob rally. >> we need a president that's going to unite our country and take us in a different direction. >> reporter: jacob's uncle, justin blake, said his nephew is becoming more alert. >> his disposition and outgoingness is starting to return a little bit. personality starting to light up the hospital, and everyone's seeing who little jake really is. >> reporter: the rally included resources for getting covid-19 testing as well as for help registering to vote. cbs news, the white house. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll speak with wisconsin attorney general josh kaul. he's taking part in the investigation into the shooting of jacob blake, and we'll ask him about the protests, the federal response, and president trump's visit to kenosha. the army announced a shakeup in the leadership at ft. hood. the military is replacing major
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general scott efflandt who's the senior officer at ft. hood. since march, at least ten soldiers have been found dead, including vanessa guillen who was murdered in april. the army is looking into whether there were systemic problems at ft. hood. the department of health and human services is canceling some of its remaining orders for ventilators saying the national stockpile has now reached its maximum capacity. the action comes after the trump administration rushed to sign nearly $3 billion in emergency contracts as covid-19 infections surged in the spring. democrats say the cancelations show the white house vastly overspent in its quest to fulfill the president's pledge to make the u.s. the king of ventilators. and in new york city, hundreds of emts and paramedics on the front line of the covid crisis may soon be headed to the unemployment line. the economic fallout from the pandemic could cost them their jobs, but they say it could cost
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some people their lives if there's another flare-up. here's nikki battiste. possible covid and -- >> reporter: they are the first line of defense. [ siren ] >> donning ppe, possible covid. >> reporter: paramedics and emts responding to more than 7,000 911 calls s a day at the heightf the pandemic. >> pretty much like battlefield triage. >> reporter: paramedic megan pfeifer kept this diary of her life in the trenches, when calls were coming every 15 seconds. >> right now it's patient after patient that's really sick, and a lot are getting intubated as soon as they walk through those e.r. doors. we're taking them in there to die. >> available, boom. another call. available again, boom, another call. >> reporter: rookie emt sheena williams' $35,000 job is in jeopardy after new york city lost $9 billion in tax revenue since covid-19 struck. emts are the lowest paid first
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responders, with their salary capping out at less than half what a firefighter could make, while responding to ten times the number of calls. what will your life look like financially, emotionally, without a job? >> financially, broke. >> i think viewers will say, wait a second, of all jobs to cut, how could it possibly be the most front of the frontline workers. >> right. which is ridiculous because if you think about it, new york is on our backs. you call 911, and when shows up first? emts do. >> we were everybody's heroes, now it's all right, forgotten about. >> reporter: megan says if hundreds of their jobs are cut, the consequences could be dire. >> we still don't know enough about this virus, so there is the potential for another wave to come through. if there's hundreds of ems workers let go, there's a good chance that a lot of people could die. >> in a statement to cbs news, mayor bill de blasio's office said that he does not want the layoffs to happen and blames washington for the shortage of
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funds. they say that not having these funds is a direct result of not having a stimulus. so coming up on the "cbs morning news," new concerns about mail-in ballots. what an internal audit of the post office found. and going the extra mile. why a california law brought her newborn baby to the assembly floor. this is the "cbs morning news." ssembly floor. this is the "cbs morning news." , and i recently had a heart attack. it changed my life. but i'm a survivor. after my heart attack, my doctor prescribed brilinta. it's for people who have been hospitalized for a heart attack. brilinta is taken with a low-dose aspirin. no more than 100 milligrams as it affects how well brilinta works. brilinta helps keep platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. in a clinical study, brilinta worked better than plavix. brilinta reduced the chance of having another heart attack... ...or dying from one. don't stop taking brilinta without talking to your doctor, since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death.
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trump's health. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "associated press" reports a new book claims vice president mike pence was told to be on standby when president trump made an unscheduled visit to walter reed hospital last november. the book by reporter michael schmidt says that pence was told to be ready to temporarily take over if president trump needed anesthesia. yesterday president trump said the idea that he suffered a series of minor strokes was fake news. his denial raises eyebrows because the author never mentions mini strokes in the book. "the new york times" reports a u.s. postal service watchdog says more than one million ballots were sent late to voters during this year's primary elections. the agency's inspector general says election boards across the country sent the ballots out during the final week of primaries. those votes were considered high risk of not making it back in time to be counted.
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hundreds of ballots were mailed after elections were over. the findings raised additional questions about whether the postal service can handle the flood of mail-in ballots for the upcoming general election. and the "los angeles times" says a california lawmaker brought her 1-month-old daughter to the floor of the state assembly after her request to vote remotely during the pandemic was denied. >> i was actually in the middle of feeding my daughter when this bill came up. >> assemblywoman buffy wicks said she was nursing her daughter late monday night. she had to run with her baby in her arms to cast her vote on a housing bill. her earlier request to be allowed to vote remotely due to the risk of the coronavirus was denied by the assembly speaker. that decision was criticized by fellow lawmakers. the speaker later apologized, tweeting that it was never his intention to be inconsiderate. up next, rebounding from quarantine.
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daddy! >> oh, it is good to see dad again -- especially when you've been separated for more than two months. toronto raptors star fred vanvleet was reunited with his kids after he spent weeks inside the nba's coronavirus quarantine bubble in orlando. the league is now allowing families inside the bubble to see their loved ones while the playoffs continue. on the cbs "money watch" now, the first film festival of the covid era gets under way today, and adds some new words. naomi ruckham is at the new york city with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you. stocks finished strong yesterday fueled by constructive u.s. economic data and easing covid-19 infections. the dow gained 215 points. the nasdaq set a new record adding 164 points. the s&p 500 followed suit
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hitting a new record, too, up 26 points. the 77th venice film festival kicks off today. the first major movie festival since the pandemic broke out. the world's oldest film festival is adapting to the current times. all screenings will be socially distant, and everyone will be required to wear masks. plus, there will be a wall between fans and celebrities on the red carpet. whole foods opened a new store this week, but you can't go in. the store in brooklyn, new york, is stocked with all sorts of food, but it only takes online orders for grocery deliveries. the amazon-owned grocery chain is trying it as a vision for the future of grocery shopping on line. fastgrowing businet amazon. and is expanding its vocabulary. the website just added 650 new words to its data base. some of them include goat,
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ this morning, a mystery in southern california. some airline pilots flying into l.a.x. claim they saw someone flying through the sky in a jetpack. >> we passed a guy in a jet pack. >> blue 23 -- person on a of t.0 feetten-mile final. >> we're hurting -- >> that is probably the first time either of those two men ever said anything like that. this happened sunday night.
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as you heard, the control tower alerted other pilots of the possible danger, but that has yet to be substantated. the fbi is investigating, however. sources tell cbs news the four companies that make jetpacks don't have devices that could get a person up to 3,000 feet and safely back down again. there you go. the nfl will reportedly have anti-racism messages in the end zone at every game this season. commissioner roger goodell reportedly made the announcement during a conference call tuesday. the messages will include phrases like end racism and it takes all of us. the league has, of course, drawn criticism in the past for its handling of race-related issues. and an auction of items from some of music's biggest stars is hoping to hit the right note by risinglirumake a during the pandemic. the auction to be held next week in beverly hills. items include elton john's gucci track suit, an outfit worn by barbra streisand in "meet the fockers," and a guitar signed by
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taylor swift. >> these are incredible. love is bigger than anything in its way. handwritten lyrics from bono of u2, very collectible. great, great item. estimated $2,000 to $4,000, should sell way more -- >> organizers hope to raids more than half a million dollars. coming up on "cbs this morning," our "school matters" series looks at the shortage of school nurses during a pandemic no doubt. i'm anne-marie green, this is the "cbs morning news." morning news." - oh. - what's going on? - oh, darn! - let me help. here we go. lift and push and push! there... it's up there. oh, boy. hey joshie... wrinkles send the wrong message. help prevent them before they start with downy wrinkleguard. hey! bud. hey, pop pop! so you won't get caught with wrinkles again.
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our top story this morning -- senator ed markey defeated congressman joe kennedy in the hard-fought massachusetts democratic senate primary, marking the first time a kennedy has lost an election in that state. markey spoke with kennedy to extend his respect for a campaign that's been fierce at times. business closures forced by
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the coronavirus pandemic have taken a toll on restaurants across the country. as chris martinez shows us, some restaurant owners are finding new ways to safely serve their customers. >> reporter: at lady bird cafe, a unique way to dine outdoors is on the menu. >> people need a moment to just take a deep breath, relax, have an hour to enjoy themselves. >> reporter: owner misty mansouri transformed the five-car parking lot at her los angeles restaurant into an outdoor dining oasis. tables are placed in small, open-aired greenhouses to provide privacy and maximize social distancing. with indoor dining still not allowed in l.a. because of covid-19, this was the only way to keep her business alive. >> you know, there's a part of you that says should i just stay closed. but the reality is we don't know how long this is going to last. >> reporter: restaurant owners have been left looking for innovative ways to keep their
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businesses functioning and their customers fed. this dutch restaurant in amsterdam also turned to temporary greenhouse dining as a way to keep diners socially distanced. >> it's super cozy. it, isolated service. >> thought it was a great idea. we haven't seen any other restaurants doing it in the bay area. might as well jump on to it and make it. >> reporter: in los angeles, misty's greenhouse parking lot has become so popular with diners, she's considering making it a permanent fixture. >> i literally had people say, i needed this so bad. i needed just a day out. >> reporter: like many business owners, she hopes hers can hold on. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. >> a brilliant idea. coming up on "cbs this morning," breonna taylor's boyfriend, kenneth walker, is breaking his silence about the police shooting that killed her.
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jericka duncan talks with walker's attorney. plus, a coronavirus patient who received a rare double lung transplant speaks to dr. jon lapook in an exclusive interview. and in our "school matters" series, we look at the shortage of school nurses and why many districts are scrambling. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. a great day.
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