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curve. i thank that's what people will remember. >> that's nthony mason it's thursday, october 8th, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news." >> joe biden has been very clear. he will not raise taxes on anybody who makes less than $400,000 a year. >> he said he's going to repeal the trump tax cuts. >> mr. vice president, i'm speaking. >> wait -- >> i'm speaking. >> the importance is the truth. >> civil but contentious. mike pence and kamala harris clash in the vice presidential debate. the key arguments and the odd incident that stole the show. back at work, president trump returns to the oval office. what doctors are now saying about his health as he fights the coronavirus. bracing for impact. hurricane delta is headed for the u.s., after slamming into mexico. how people along the gulf are preparing for yet another powerful storm.
good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we of course begin with the vice presidential debate. vice president mike pence and senator kamala harris squared off last night. their exchanges were relatively calm at least compared to last week's presidential debate. still, there were some tense moments on stage. so danya bacchus is in salt lake city where the debate took place. danya, what were some of the main points that they sparred over? >> good morning, anne-marie. right away the candidates paashed over the coronavirus they went on to spar over the economy, climate change, the supreme court, and whether justice was served in the breonna taylor case. the coronavirus pandemic was center stage last night with plexiglass dividing vice president mike pence and california senator kamala harris.
>> the american people have witnessed what is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our country. >> from the very first day, president donald trump has put the health of america first. >> reporter: at their only debate, the candidates sparred over health care and the trump administration's efforts to dismantle the affordable care act. >> if you have a preexisting condition, heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, they're coming for you. >> obamacare was a disaster. the american people remember it well. >> reporter: last night's debate was more cordial than the presidential one between president trump and joe biden, though there was still plenty of jostling between the two candidates and the moderator. >> thank you, vice president pence. >> the american people deserve to know -- >> vice president pence -- >> -- to repeal the president's tax cuts. >> reporter: when a fly landed on pence's head and stayed there for two minutes as he discussed
race in america. >> we don't have to choose between supporting law enforcement, improving public safety and supporting our african-american neighbors. >> reporter: harris is the first woman of color to appear on a major party presidential ticket. >> joe biden will be a president who brings our country together. >> senator harris -- >> and recognizes the beauty in our diversity. >> reporter: the second presidential debate is scheduled for one week from today. and both presidential candidates weighed in on the debate on twitter. president trump posted mike pence won big, while joe biden told kamala harris, "you made us all proud. "anne-marie? >> all right, danya bacchus in salt lake city, thank you so much, danya. president trump remained active on twitter during the vice presidential debate attacking harris and joe biden, just hours before he posted a new video praising the doctors and treatments he's received after testing positive for covid-19. he's returned to the oval office for the first time in nearly a week. >> reporter: in a taped twitter message, the president praised
the experimental regeneron antibody cocktail used to treat his coronavirus. >> they gave me regeneron and it was like unbelievable. i felt good immediately. i want to get for you what i got and i'm going to make it free. you're not going to pay for it. >> reporter: president trump returned to the oval office wednesday for briefings. his doctors released a memo stating that labs are showing detectable levels of antibodies. also that's been symptom free for the past 24 hours and his vitals continue to be stable. >> these are great professionals. they've done a fantastic job. >> reporter: after halting coronavirus bill talks, the president is urging congress to pass standalone bills for $1,200 stimulus checks and relief funding for the airline industry and small businesses. house speaker nancy pelosi addressed the administration's about-face on abc's "the view." >> he saw the political downside of his statement of walking away from the negotiations. all he has ever wanted in the negotiation was to send out a check with his name printed on
it. >> reporter: meanwhile, white house officials are pushing back on criticisms tying the covid outbreak there to the september 26th supreme court announcement. few attendees wore masks and there was no social distancing during that event. >> we actually know that some of the infection here within the white house did not come from that event. >> reporter: the president's senior adviser, stephen miller, is among the latest to test positive for covid-19. miller is one of several to test positive after attending white house. debate prep theeps saysffas tesd general garry thomas is the second senior military official to be diagnosed this week. he is suffering mild symptoms and staying at home. nearly all of the joint chiefs of staff are in quarantine after attending top level meetings last week. overnight, hurricane delta strengthened back to a category
2 storm packing winds of 100 miles an hour, is headed for louisiana, and a stretch of the u.s. gulf coast is under a hurricane warning. the hurricane slammed into mexico's yucatan peninsula yesterday morning. this is what it looked like in cancun. tens of thousands were evacuated, including american tourists. there were no reports of deaths or injuries. people in louisiana are now rushing to prepare for the storm's landfall which is expected tomorrow night. meteorologists say delta will likely hit as a major hurricane and drop up to a foot of rain. one man tells us he's ready for it. >> being from new orleans, everybody understands hurricane season from june to november, usually when we get something that will make us evacuate. hoping that poor folks in lake charles, they don't get it again, but it's got to hit somewhere. >> the governors of alabama, mississippi and louisiana have all declared states of emergency. several coastal areas have also begun evacuations.
the former minneapolis police officer charged with george floyd's murder is out of jail this morning. derek chauvin posted $1 million bond yesterday. video in may captured him pressing his knee against floyd's neck for several minutes as floyd said he couldn't breathe. last night protests erupted in minneapolis. several hundred people took to the streets demanding justice in floyd's name. >> hopefully some justice will be served in his name, but seeing as breonna taylor didn't get her justice, many other names never got their justice, i don't really see any hope. >> attorneys for floyd's family say chauvin's release is a painful reminder that the family is far from getting justice. chauvin and three other former officers are scheduled to stand trial in march. there are new developments surrounding the grand jury proceedings in the breonna taylor case.
kentucky attorney general daniel cameron yesterday filed a court motion to keep an anonymous juror from speaking publicly about the proceedings. that juror had asked the court to grant them permission to publicly disclose parts of the proceedings. cameron argues the grand jury process is purposely done in secret to protect the safety of all of those involved. and coming up on the "cbs morning news" now, a police station attack caught on video as a suspect beats an officer before taking his gun. and cost of care. an investigation looks at just how much mr. trump's coronavirus treatment would cost most americans. this is the "cbs morning news." these are real people, not actors, who've got their eczema under control. with less eczema, you can show more skin. so roll up those sleeves. and help heal your skin from within with dupixent. dupixent is the first treatment of its kind
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>> that's video from inside a los angeles police station as a man attacks an officer and pulls the cop's gun out of his holster. the police department released video of last month's incident. the suspect entered the police station, knocked the officer ton pistol whipped him. he escaped but was captured after a high speed car chase and he faces several charges including attempted murder of an officer. the cop suffered cuts and bruises. well, investigators examined the cost of covid treatment for president trump, and a police shooting victim was transferred to rehab. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "milwaukee journal sentinel" reports jacob blake was discharged from a hospital and transferred to a
chicago spinal cord rehabilitation clinic. blake was shot in the back seven times in august by a kenosha, wisconsin, police officer. his attorney says blake is paralyzed from the waist down. the shooting was captured on video and led to several nights of violent protests.
the officer is on administrative leave as the shooting is being investigated. the "new york times" looks at how much president trump's coronavirus treatment could cost or rather would cost most americans. mr. trump spent three days in the hospital being treated for the virus. he arrived and left by helicopter and received multiple tests, oxygen, steroids and an experimental antibody treatment. "the times" says for someone who is not president, all that would cost more than $100,000. all of the president's costs were covered by the federal government. and "forbes" says a nearly complete skeleton of a t-rex dinosaur sold for a record
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social commentary against the sexualization of young children. so on the cbs money watch now, a casual dining chain files for bankruptcy and video game, at least one video game comes alive in a new theme park. diane king hall is at the new york stock -- in new york with that and more. >> i know. >> reverting back. >> i know, it's muscle memory. eventually, eventually. all right, so let's start with this, anne-marie. the three major indexes closed at their highest levels yesterday fueled of hope of a deal on a coronavirus relief package could be reached, so the dow soared 530 points. the nasdaq jumped 209, and the s&p added 58. ruby tuesday has filed for bankruptcy protection. the tennessee-based restaurant chain will permanently shut 185 locations which were temporarily closed due to the pandemic. ruby tuesday will continue to operate its remaining 236 locations while it restructures its debt.
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people at the park. even though my son is 5-year-old he's discovered mario and luigi on youtube and he's fascinated. >> he is. well, got to start saving those penny. looks like you might be taking a trip to japan in a little bit. >> once we can fly again. yes. >> when we can. i know. i've said this before. the opening of theme parks and the planning, i love the optimism and hope, because it means that at least some people think we're going to get back to normal at some point. >> yes, indeed. >> i predict a lot of jumping up and down at the theme park. >> yes. inde indeed. >> you might want to stretch a little. diane king hall in new york, thank you so much. >> you got it. up next, a bedrock bargain, an underground getaway promises to help you escape the chaos of the upcoming election. romise togs hepromises to help you escape the chaos of the upcoming election. my husband would have been on the sidelines. but not anymore!
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our top stories this morning, last night's vice presidential debate. vice president mike pence and senator kamala harris sparred over the coronavirus, the economy, race and police reform. the debate was relatively tame in contrast to last week's presidential debate. and hurricane delta is on track to slam into louisiana tomorrow night. delta restrengthened overnight to a category 2 with winds of 100 miles an hour. it's forecast to drop up to a foot of rain. the governors of alabama, mississippi and louisiana have declared states of emergency. many college campuses are shut down or only allowing a limited number of students during the pandemic. that has millions of students taking classes on the web, and many are finding a new way to learn remotely.
nancy chen explains. >> reporter: exercise among the trees. nature walks in the woods and studying in the fresh air. a company called a place beyond has converted this camp into a college campus. >> there's going to be weekend backpacking trips. there's going to be whitewater rafting. >> reporter: tatiana wells goes to college in california. her child today friend corr correa borba is a sophomore at columbia university in new york. when the coronavirus pushed their classes online, they decided to come to arizona's prescott national forest for the fall semester. there are three dozen students from more than 20 colleges nationwide. all were tested for covid and have now formed a self-contained environment. >> even though you are kind of contained and in a bubble, you don't feel like restricted. >> reporter: students across the country are looking for alternatives to logging on at home. this group of friends left new england to rent a condo in the rocky mountains.
hannah jun and her classmates from yale found a house in barbados near the beach. why did you have the idea to go someplace to do your fall semester in the first place? >> so i thought, you know, why not take this time to go live with a group of friends somewhere, you know, have a different kind of college experience while i can. >> this is the first one, we're doing the pilot right now. >> reporter: back in arizona, the co-founder of a place beyond is already looking to expand. >> we're hoping next spring to do a couple of sites, we're talking to some folks in colorado. >> reporter: he believes this model of learning and living could become a popular option for college students even after the pandemic ends. chne coming up on "cbs this morning," a surge of coronavirus cases in the midwest. we'll see how officials are responding to hospitals being overwhelmed. plus we talk with nascar champion jimmie johnson about
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