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cbsn bay area. have a great day everyone and stay safe. ♪ good morning to you, our viewers in the west, and welcome to "cbs this morning." it's monday, october 26th, 2020. i'll gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. the coronavirus crisis dramatically worsens. u.s. daily cases surge. more than 225,000 in just three days. and now there's another outbreak at the white house. the furious final push with just eight days until the election. americans across the country wait in long lines to cast their votes. how both candidates are getetti out their messages on the campaign trail and on "60 minutes." were u.s. troops sickened while serving their country? a cbs news investigation reveals new details about toxic materials at a military base overseas that may have made hundreds of american troops ill.
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one veteran's long struggle, and why a defense department employee is now speaking out. >> and murder hornet mission. how crews use dental floss and a vacuum hose to find and destroy the first nest found in the u.s. >> you heard them correctly. dental floss and a vacuum hose. first, here's today's "eye opener." it's your world in 90 seconds. >> here's what we have to do. we're not going to control the pandemic. we are going to control the fact that we get vaccines. therapeutics. >> the white house chief of staff mark meadows says the united states won't be able to get covid-19 under control. >> they are admitting defeat. this is the greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of america. >> mike pence will stay on the campaign trail despite news some of his staffers tested positive for the coronavirus. >> i think he's taking all the precautions. and my understanding is he's tested negative. >> vice president mike pence plans to preside over the
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supreme court confirmation vote for amy coney barrett. >> putting the health of everyone who works in this building at risk. >> the u.s. setting records for daily increases in covid-19 cases. >> we're in a dangerous tipping point right now. we're entering what's going to be the steep slope of the curve of the epidemic curve. >> more than 59 million americans have already voted. more than all of the early vote in 2016. >> all that -- >> cardinal s hand the seahawks their first loss. >> intercepted by izaka simmons. >> and all that matters. >> could donald trump win this? >> sure. i'm one of those folks, those competitors, it's not over until the bell rings. >> "60 minutes" aired their interviews with the candidates including a sit-down with president trump that was abruptly set short. >> on "cbs this morning." >> that is into center field! phillips has tied the game. coming around. throw home. now he stumbles. but the ball gets away.
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tampa bay wins it! >> from the heartbreaking loss in game four to the win in game five. >> and the dodgers win game five! >> they now lead the world series three games to two. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by progressive. making it easy to bundle insurance. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." if you were watching game four, you know they needed that win big time. can you imagine how many times they replayed that play over and over? all is well -- >> exaltation for rays fans and dodger fans over the weekend but dodgers up 3-2. >> good series. this is a good broadcast. if i do say so myself. >> nice transition, gayle. good morning to you, tv viewers. we're in the final full week of campaigning for the presidential election. just eight days away if you can believe that. americans will make a decision bound to change history. so far the voters seem very eager to participate in this.
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early turnout, look at the lines, has been massive, including in battleground states. it's estimated nearly 60 million americans have already cast their ballots in early voting. >> this comes as the u.s. hits new highs in daily coronavirus case numbers, including record numbers friday. 228,000 people were newly diagnosed in just three days. we're also hearing about a second outbreak of the virus at the white house. this time involving aides to vice president pence. weijia jiang is there. will the vice president be quarantining? >> good morning, anthony. no, the white house said that vice president mike pence will not change his campaign schedule because he is considered essential personnel. cdc guidelines say those people can continue working as long as they are asymptomatic and take precautions. but critics say campaigning is not an essential duty. >> we need four more years of
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president donald trump in the white house! >> campaigning in north carolina, vice president mike pence made no mention of the covid-19 outbreak in his inner circle. the vice president's chief of staff marc short, outside political adviser marty obst and three additional aides tested positive for the virus over the weekend. his press secretary said while vice president pence is considered a close contact with mr. short, he will maintain his schedule because he is essential personnel. the vice president wore a mask on and off the plane. >> get it done, north carolina! >> reporter: but took it off while giving his speech. many in the crowd were not covering their faces either. the same was true at president trump's rally in new hampshire where he told supporters, contrary to evidence, the end of the pandemic is near. >> we're rounding the turn. even without the vaccines, we're
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rounding the turn. it's going to be over. >> reporter: on sunday, white house chief of staff mark meadows suggested the spread of the coronavirus is inevitable. >> we're not going to control the pandemic. we are going to control the fact that we get vaccines. therapeutics and other mitigation -- >> why aren't we going to get control of the pandemic? >> because it's a contagious virus just like the flu. >> reporter: in battleground michigan, senator kamala harris called out the trump administration. >> they are admitting defeat. and i've been saying that and joe biden has been saying that from the beginning. >> reporter: harris who quarantined after some of her staffers tested positive earlier this month says the white house should follow their lead, including vice president pence. >> he should be following the guidelines. >> reporter: vice president pence did test negative for the virus yesterday but they're slaming his plan to preside over the senate chamber today for the vote on amy coney barrett for
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the supreme court. the white house is planning to hold an event tonight in her honor. you may remember that her nomination announcement was a superspreader event in the rose garden. more than a dozen people who attended tested positive afterward, including president trump and the first lady. anthony? >> weijia, thank you. when the senate votes tonight on judge barrett's supreme court nomination, we will bring you the results in a cbs news special report. every day now we get new evidence of the stark contrast between president trump and his democratic rival joe biden. both have been pushing hard on the campaign trail but with very different messages and strategies for the final week before election day. they were also both on "60 minutes" last night. ed o'keefe is outside madison square garden where early voters are already lining up. good morning to you. >> good morning, guys. early voting is under way here in midtown manhattan. more than 287,000 new yorkers
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have cast ballots through the weekend as millions have done so across the country. woorngs ga once again, shattering records. young kids were asking the president and first lady for halloween treats. after he spent the weekend asking americans for votes and attacking his opponent joe biden. >> he's handed control of his party over to the socialists. >> reporter: the president hop scotched across the country to shore up support in states where he's trailing biden. the cbs battleground tracker showing mr. trump narrowly behind in florida and north carolina where he campaigned saturday. on tuesday, biden heads to georgia, a state where the battleground tracker shows the race tied but where no democratic presidential candidate has won since 1992. biden campaigned over the weekend in pennsylvania alongside his wife and singer bon jovi while running mate kamala harris rallied supporters sunday in detroit. and on "60 minutes" biden batted
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away questions about whether he'd try to enact more liberal policies. >> your administration would be a trojan horse for liberals. that aoc, bernie sanders, elizabeth warren would actually be controlling policy. that this would become the most liberal administration in u.s. history. >> he'd love to run against them, wouldn't he? mr. president, you're running against joe biden. joe biden has a deep, steep and successful record over a long, long time. >> the president faced questions about his leadership of the country. >> do you take any responsibility for the country being divided against itself? do you feel that? >> i'd like not to, but, you know, perhaps everybody has to take a little responsibility for it. but when people put out phony witchhunts, you know, when they spy on your campaign, you have to fight back. >> reporter: his exchanges with lesley stahl soon became contentious. >> your first statement was, are you ready for tough questions?
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>> are you? >> that's no way to talk. it's no way to talk. >> reporter: then, the president cut short the interview. >> i think we have enough of an interview here, hope. okay? that's enough. let's go. let's go. let's go meet for two seconds, okay? thanks. i'll see you in a little while. thanks. >> be careful. >> biden is off the campaign trail today but is headed to florida on thursday. he'll make two stops there. the president is headed to pennsylvania to keep the keystone state from slipping back into the democratic column this year. anthony, folks tell me they've been standing in line for about an hour, moving at a decent clip here in midtown. >> big turnout in new york. now to the record number of new coronavirus cases. more than 83,000 were reported on friday. that number was nearly matched on saturday, before falling to more than 60,000 on sunday. when fewer cases are normally reported. our lead national correspondent
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david begnaud is in new jersey where the governor just extended a public health emergency. david, why are officials there so concerned? >> well, anthony, the governor says they're seeing levels here in new jersey they haven't seen since back in may. but i want to start deep in the heart of texas, in el paso, near the border because this morning, they are back on lockdown. el paso accounts for 20% of all the coronavirus cases in the state of texas right now. these are the newly assembled tents at university medical center of el paso where the icu is now full. so is every icu across el paso county. to get control of the outbreak, county officials issued a stay-at-home order and a nightly curfew. the only people who are exempt are those going to work. >> the reasons for the new order have to do with the -- that we're at a crisis stage. >> reporter: coronavirus cases are rising in 44 states. no states are seeing declines.
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and in the last two weeks, half of all the u.s. states have set single day records for new cases. the white house coronavirus task force coordinator, dr. deborah birx, says that outbreaks are accelerating because asymptomatic spreaders are going to visit friends and family. >> the future does look devastating right now for the number of cases that we see that potential of the rise in cases. but we can stop that community spread if we work together. >> reporter: even as new cases rise, some americans are still dealing with the lingering side effects. these are the so-called covid long haulers, like maggie flannery. the 12-year-old from new york city caught the virus back in march and has experienced extreme fatigue and shortness of breath ever since then. amy wilson is her mom. >> there is something between, you know, the icu and asymptomatic. there's this weird middle ground where you don't want to be.
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so whatever people can do to take precautions, continues to be worth it. >> so what do you say to parents who say, listen, i'm not really worried because my kids are young. >> the numbers are with you, but the risk isn't zero. covid is not something you want to get. >> and the more we hear about these covid long haulers, it's not just young people like maggie. it's adults and even elderly people. and one thing that was interesting beyond other things that maggie's mom said. if maggie goes to school on monday and climbs a flight of stairs, the fatigue she experiences is not just monday. it could last throughout the entire week. >> that's what's so scary about this, david. thank you so much. we're joined by dr. ashish jha, dean of brown university's school of public health. dr. jha, always good to see you. lucky us, you're here on a day we need stuff to sort out. nobody better than this. we heard dr. birx say that it's up to the -- the future looks devastating right now. and i guess the question is i've
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heard it described as a dangerous tipping point. my question to you is, why is this happening, and why is it happening now? >> good morning, gayle. thank you for having me on. it's happening, i think, because people are getting tired of all the restrictions. and i think we're heading into colder weather where people are spending more time indoors. and people are letting their guard down. again, the things we've talked about in the past like mask wearing is very uneven. and put all of that together and we are seeing, i think, a dangerous acceleration of cases, hospitalizations and deaths. >> you heard the president say last night on "60 minutes" the reason why the number is so high is because we keep testing so much. does he have a point? >> you know, unfortunately, i wish he was right but he doesn't because while we are testing more than we were testing back in april or may, our testing has been reasonably flat over the last month, six weeks.
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what's going on is a lot more infections. we can see that in the fact that hospitalizations and deaths are climbing. more testing wouldn't explain that. >> the other thing we look at cases like little maggie that just because you get covid doesn't mean it's going to be a fatal infection for you. the thing is, you don't know. you don't know if you'll be one of the lucky ones who gets it and doesn't have very severe symptoms and doesn't require hospitalization. and then you have maggie who is young who gets it and still has lingering effects. >> yeah, this is a very unusual virus in that a large chunk of people have very mild symptoms. obviously, a small proportion of people end up dying. but there's another probably 10 or 20% of all people who get infected who get pretty sick and sometimes recover and sometimes just end up having long-term symptoms. it's really much, much better to avoid this virus than to sort of, you know, roll the dice and hope that you're one of the lucky ones.
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>> i total agree. we just heard mark meadows say, listen, we cannot control this pandemic. and then when he was asked why not? he said because it's a contagious virus. is that the way to look at it? we can't control it? >> no, i mean -- i don't know where to begin on that, gayle. there are lots of contagious viruses. we control many of them. mosts of them, lots of countries have controlled this virus. the idea that america somehow is uniquely incapable of managing to control an infectious disease strikes me as odd. we certainly can control it, and we should. >> now vice president mike pence, as you heard, is on the campaign trail. he's considered an essential personnel. but people close to him, his chief of staff, his body man, three other aides have tested positive. he's head of the coronavirus task force, dr. jha. should he be out campaigning during this time? >> you know, gayle, this is not a close call. he should absolutely not be out of quarantine. the cdc makes special
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dispensation for people whose work involves critical infrastructure. so it's not about essential personnel. obviously, he's vice president. that's important. it's about, are you doing things that are critically important for the health and well-being of the country? i don't think any of us think campaigning, as important as it is, is critical infrastructure for our country. he should really be in quarantine. >> dr. ashish jha, i'm going to send him your number. he needs to have a conversation with you. thank you for joining us this morning. we really appreciate it. >> a new wildfire threat is likely to put more than 1 million people in the dark today in california. the state's largest utility is shutting down power lines to cut the risk of accidental wildfires on a day when powerful winds are expected. and colorado, a snowstorm is slowing down the largest wildfires in that state's history blamed for at least two deaths so far. forecasters say the storm will not put out the fires and more warm and dry weather is expected tomorrow. not over yet there. ahead -- tracking down a
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four years ago hillary clinton carried this county. that's why this dead even 2020 presidential race is such a dogfight. nearly 3 million georgians have voted early, despite lines as long as ten hours. malcolm williams and gillian soloman just met. this ex-cop is a volunteer driver, taking her to vote in an organized roll to the polls. >> people want to vote. people who can't get to the polls it can be incredibly frustrating. >> reporter: a nonprofit has 100 vans on georgia's roads. so far drivers like williams have taken 12,000 people to vote. >> i'm not even interested in who they're voting for. republican, independent, democrat, snow white, it doesn't matter to me. >> reporter: georgia is changing with 1 million more registered voters than 2016. it's younger, more diverse than ever, no longer reliably red. the president and his family have repeatedly campaigned in a state republicans once saw as an
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automatic win. his handling of covid and the covid economy divides voters here, where the cdc is he headquarter headquartered. >> reporter: another wedge issue. back in june protesters took to the streets as part of the black lives matter demonstrations. the president's call for law and order divides georgians by race, according to our cbs battleground tracker. 65% of white georgia voters say it makes them feel protected, but 71% of black georgia voters believe it makes their lives more dangerous. racial justice is gillian soloman's core issue. she voted for biden. >> healing. that's why we have to come together. >> reporter: we spotted chris stephens on georgia's first day of early voting. this registered democrat, a hillary clinton supporter four years ago, but biden lost his
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vote to trump one issue. >> if you win this election, you're going to pack that court. >> reporter: biden has avoided answering whether he would pack the court and said he'd appoint a commission to study the issue. if there's one dominant issue here, it's covid. georgia was one of the last states to close its economy because of the virus and one of the first to reopen. malcolm williams gives every passenger a temperature check, a fine reminder of covid's impact before heading to the polls. >> it's the most important election in my lifetime. >> do you think a lot of these folks you're driving, it means the same to them? >> people are hurting. people are afraid. we hope by voting that it will make a difference. >> reporter: former vice president biden will campaign in atlanta tomorrow. and remember what our cbs battleground tracker showed, a race tied dead even at 49%. anthony, that also means there are very few undecided voters left here. >> i think it's great what malcolm is doing driving people to the polls. i'd be curious to know how snow
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white is doing, as he mentioned her. >> please remind people not to vote on snow white. she's not go chance. >> mark, thanks so much. ahead, a cbs news investigation reveals troubling new details about toxic materials at a military base overseas that may have sickened hundreds of american troops. why a defense department employee decided to tell his story. and a reminder, you can always get the morning's news by subscribing to the "cbs this morning" podcast. the top stories in less than 20 minutes. we'll be right back. hard work ance of spe, and the great outdoors. so, we built a future for each of them. we electrified the mustang, and engineered it to get from 0 to 60 in under 4 seconds. put a hybrid engine in the all-new f-150 that works as hard as it does smart. then reimagined the bronco, as an off-roading, high-performance wild animal. this is the future we're building, and we're building it today.
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a cbs news investigation
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reveals new evidence in the cases of service members who believe their rare cancers and other illnesses stem from their time served on a remote base after 9/11. they say they were exposed to toxic materials at a former soviet base in uzbekistan known as k-2. u.s. troops first deployed there 19 years ago. for the fist time a defense department employee is going on the record to help hundreds of suffering veterans. >> about three-quarters of the trip i don't have a sidewalk so i ride on the side of the road so i constantly have to check and make sure there's no cars coming. i had no idea at 40 that this would be my life. >> reporter: former air force mechanic doug wilson says he can no longer work or drive after a rare cancer caused brain damage. wilson, his wife, crystal, and their two children rely on disability payments, and crystal's teacher salary. >> i think the biggest thing
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that breaks my heart is just the confidence that he's lost in himself. >> reporter: wilson is one of nearly 2,000 current and former service members who flooded this facebook page self-reporting cancer, neurological disorders and other illnesses. they believe it is linked to their military service at k2, a remote base in uzbekistan. after 9/11, the va says about 10,000 troops passed through k2 over a four-year period supporting missions hunting al qaeda. while stationed there, some say they were surrounded by dangerous toxic waste at the running track and at this site nicknamed skittles pond for its changing days. >> 100 days we thought we'd be out of there. >> reporter: among the first to arrive, defense department employee mike lechlitner. >> i served as part of a small team that provided support to our special operators going
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futher down range into afghanistan. >> reporter: but just days into lechlitner's mission, local workers hired to build a dirt barrier started getting sick. >> they were fainting, getting dizzy and getting nauseous. >> reporter: soon after, lechlitner was asked to identify testing sites across the base. >> the first test site we dug, a liquid substance seeped up, gold in color and smelled like jet fuel, which made sense because they had tanks of fuel there that had probably been leaking since the soviet day. >> reporter: he was also asked to gather intelligence on the base's history. >> we learned that the soviets had had a chemical weapons decontamination unit adjacent to our camp. >> reporter: low resolution satellite imagery shows the aftermath of a massive explosion in 1993 at the base's weapons depot. lechlitner said the explosion scattered toxic material including asbestos and a refined
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form of uranium ore. >> how high were the readings? >> everyoseven to nine times hi than normal. they handed me a bagged piece and said it was yellow cake. >> you're saying the explosion in 1993 pulverized yellow cake uranium and spread it across the base? >> it is my understanding based on the readings. >> reporter: a base surgeon was also concerned. he wrote this environmental exposure memo obtained by cbs news for his unit's permanent medical record in case they got sick. it documents arsenic and cyanide presenting in the soil, air and water. doug wilson and his wife, crystal, were stunned by what we learned. >> disappointed is not even the right word. >> that's crazy that they would let us work in that kind of environment. >> reporter: the va found no link between wilson's diagnosed
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medical condition and military service. he appealed the decision with a letter of support from his oncologist, stating his cancer is more than likely connected to toxic exposure. a year later, the appeal is still pending. >> if the va acknowledged your brain cancer is connected to your service, what difference would it make? >> it would open up a flood of programs. >> reporter: like grants, to make their home more wheelchair accessible and more money for their family's future. >> almost $2,000 more a month. >> reporter: what difference would that make to your family? >> oh, goodness, a huge difference. >> reporter: lechlitner only learned a few months ago that so many service members were suffering. >> they were the finest group of americans i've ever served with and these were the people that were first in. >> reporter: in a statement, a va spokesperson told cbs news that disability claims are decided on a case-by-case basis. the va is closely tracking
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health affects from k2 deployment. in a preliminary review, the va founding the death rate for k2 veterans is lower than the larger research study is ongoing. the defense department had no statement for our reporting. anthony. >> what an extraordinary story, catherine, we hope they get more results from that larger research study. thank you very much. if your dry eye symptoms keep coming back,
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as a child. my sister couldn't say vladimir. >> that is a fun fact. >> you and eric are connected. >> thank you, eric! and here are a few stories we think you will be talking about today. so the u.s. elections project says a record 59.5 million americans have already voted. some of them are waiting and staying motivated in really interesting ways. check this out. in nevada latinos on horseback showed their support for joe biden en route to a polling station in las vegas. over in richmond, virginia, trump supporters drove around the city encouraging others to vote. here is my favorite video of the day. philly, dancing it up. check it out. ♪ to the left and take it back now, y'all. that is the cha cha slide.
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that was organized by a nonpartisan coalition to make sure voters get out and vote. >> i love that, because the electric slide, the cha-cha slide, it's the only dance you can do by yourself so i would trample little children at a wedding to get on the dance floor. that's great to see in the streets. >> tony, anthony, are you able to do the cha-cha slide? i'm terrible at it too. i'm always like when they say go left, i go right. >> look at the person in front of you. so fun. >> but we're glad people are staying motivated. and a half million people have already voted. >> so much enthusiasm out there, it's so great to see. >> it really is very good. we're going to call this a win for 2020. the first net of so-called murder hornets, remember those? they were found and killed. officials wore thick protective suits to vacuum the hornets from a tree. they spent weeks searching for
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the hoernrnets which is an invae species and they also track honeybees which are crucial to crops. that's what was found. they attacked radio trackers, little tiny radio trackers with dental floss. there you see it, dental floss around the murder hornets. officials suspect more nests might be in the area and will continue to search for them. little radio trackers with dental floss. >> i want to know more about those suits. >> those are amazing. >> those are other worldly. can i say you mentioned they're a bigger threat they say to honeybees but this note disturbed me. the world's largest hornets only kill at most a few dozen people a year, only at most. >> yikes. all right, if you love mcdonald's, you know the heart break of ordering ice cream and finding out the machine is out of order. meet mcbroken. they invented a site to track
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♪ 26, 2020, welcome back to "cbs this morning." i i'm gayle king with tony dokoupil and anthony maysson. what we know about a surge in the pandemic. and an outbreak at the white house days before an election. the road to a vaccine. we speak to a wide ranging group of americans and finds out why some are concerned about taking a vaccine. and bill nye, the science guy, he will show us how he is inspiring the next generation of scientists with experiments you can do yourself. >> get your demgal floss. >> referee: first, here's's today's eye opener at 8:00. >> a second outbreak of the
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virus at the white house, this time involving aides to vice president pence. >> the white house says that pence will not change his white house schedule because he is considered essential personnel. biden is off the campaign trail today. but is headed to florida on thursday. the president meanwhile is headed to pennsylvania. el paso accounts for 20% of all the cases in texas right now. this morning they are back on lockdown. chief of staff mark meadows says listen we cannot control this pandemic. >> there are lots of contagious viruses. we control many of them. hello florida. oh, it's good to be back in florida. >> obama's presidency seems so long ago. it is easy to forget he's 15 years younger than either of the current candidates. do you know who else is younger than the current candidate, the guys we elected in 2000 and 1992. is it just me?
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or is that insane? this election is the equivalent of a baseball team giving a four-year deal to willie mays now. >> when you put it like that it is visual, isn't it? welcome back to "cbs this morning." another coronavirus quout break has hit the white house. this time in vice president mike pence's inner circle. coronavirus cases are on rise in 44 states with more than 225,000 deaths nationwide. now vice president pence's chief of staff, an outside political adviser and three aides have tested positive. so far, the vice president and his wife both tested negative although he was in close contact with someone who is now sick. the white house says they will not change his campaign schedule because he qualifies an an essential worker. >> in an interview white house chief of staff mark meadows insists the vice president is following the cdc guidelines on the campaign trial even though
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the vice president removed his mask during several appearances. he had this to say about the pandemic. >> we are not going to control the pandemic. we are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation. >> why aren't we going to get control of the pandemic? >> because it is a contagious virus, just like the flu. >> why not make efforts to contain it? >> we are making efforts to contain night by running all over the country not wearing a mask? that's what the vice president is doing. >> let me -- >> we were scheduled to talk to mark meadows this morning but white house canceled just after our show started. >> at first they said it was for personal reasons. then at a gaggle we got more information. apparently there ws an incident at meadows' home. >> let's hope whatever it is it works out okay for him. security incident is nothing to play with. we don't know any of the details. >> we will learn more as the day goes on n. meadows' place we
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have ed o'keefe. election day is eight days away. but it is estimated that nearly 60 million americans have already cast their ballots including some battleground states where cbs news polls show a very close presidential race. for more now on the final push, we are joined by ed o'keefe. ed, i believe we are estimated to be at where total early voting was in 2016 already with eight days left to go. what does that help, democrats or republicans? >> we don't know yet, tony. ultimately the only number that matters are is results of the election, which is held on november 3rd. look we have seen tremendous turnout across the country. polling suggests much of it is democratic support, independent voters coming out early, not necessarily republicans. if you look at our battleground tracker of those three southern swing states once again it shows biden supporters are more likely
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to have voted early, trump supporters are more likely to be waiting until election day although notably just this morning the president tweeted suggesting to his supporters they should get out and vote early, maybe perhaps realizing they might as well join in on the fun. throughout this campaign season, since it was suggested to people that they should potentially got out and do it early, overwhelmingly it has been democratics, independents, more so than republicans. >> with all the early votes we constptly remind people we may not have official results on election day. it is doing to take some time to count verify everyone. it is a normal part of the process. people should be patient. somewhat of a curiosity this morning, joe biden is not on the campaign trail even though his competitor, donald trump, is all over the place. what are we to read into that fact? >> he spent the weekend in pennsylvania, held two appearance there is. one in suburban pill pill, and
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another in scranton, where he was born. he is off the trail today. it seems he is going out two or three times a week and skipping a day in between. they continue to insist they can hold virtual events, they can do this and still reach voters. i don't think we are going to get a good measure on whether or not that worked of course until we have results. it either will have been a brilliant play an adaptive move to the pandemic era or going to be one of the biggest missed opportunities in american mitts that he wasn't out and about. the president is holding multiple rallies in pens pen today. over the weekend he was in suburban milwaukee in a very republican part of that state trying to return out republican voters, a republican part of north carolina. not the suburbs of charlotte or raleigh, necessarily trying to find swing voters. he goes up to new hampshire yesterday for some reason despite the fact that biden is beating him there by high single
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digits. and goes all the way up to maine to pick apples. it shows you that he is going to these republican areas to try to gin up base support and not necessarily find new voters, a signal they perhaps are giving up on trying to persuade people. >> that's not a theory. when we were in erie county, pennsylvania, the president said prior to the pandemic i wasn't coming to erie, maybe i would get on the phone. things have changed. so he is making some trips. thank you, we appreciate it. the supreme court is expected to have nine justices again by tonight. the senate is ready to confirm appeals court judge amy coney barrett to replace just ruth bader ginsburg, who died last month. barrett's confirmation has moved along despite the democrats' attempts to stop it or slow it down. they accuse republicans of a reprecomprehensible power grab and warn that everything from health care to abortion rights is on the line.
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nancy cordes is covering the debate on capitol hill. >> reporter: after debating through the weekend, the senate is poised to take one final vote. >> we are going to confirm. >> reporter: by tonight, judge barrett will leakly become justice barrett, boosting the number of conservatives on the court from five to six. >> i am confident that if our colleagues across the aisle had any good argument addressing her qualifications or her character and integrity, we would hear about it. >> reporter: her confirmation will come just 38 days after the death of famed liberal justice ruth bader ginsburg. >> so help you god. >> reporter: a lightning fast process that is still drawing fury from democrats. >> don't forget it, america. don't forget what's happening here. because it is a travesty, a travesty. >> reporter: over the weekend two republicans sided with democrats to try to delay the
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process. >> i just regret that we are in this place. >> reporter: but alaska senator lisa murkowski said she won't hold that against barrett today. >> i will be a yes, sir. i have no doubt about her intellect. >> reporter: the power play was engineered by senate leader mitch mcconnell, who seemed to suggest this weekend that he had to act now, because his party could soon lose control of the senate. >> a lot of what we have done over the last four years will be undone sooner or later by the next election. >> reporter: the 48-year-old barrett will be seated in time to hear some key cases, including one involving lgbtq rights on november 4th, and another involving the fate of affordable care act on november 10th. and of course any election-related cases that arise after next week. for "cbs this morning," i'm nancy cordes. ahead, hollywood store eva longoria will join us to talk about the cbs especially she is
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this week we're exploring whether america is ready for a coronavirus vaccine. in a special three-part series "road to a vaccine." two major clinical trials are resuming in the u.s. after being paused over safety concerns. estimates show the earliest time for an approved vaccine could be the end of november. a recent poll showed a sharp decrease in the number of americans who would get a vaccine right away. our senior medical correspondent, dr. tara narula, spoke with a wide-ranging group about its thoughts on a vaccine. tara, good morning. >> good morning, anthony. we spoke to a large panel, and the group really fell on different sides of the issue. alyssa kogut is diabetic and said she would definitely get a vaccine. new dad chad saint clair definitely would not.
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sean hf marie sesma is unsure. adam davis lives in hard-hit california and is hesitant but open to it. we also spoke to dr. kathryn stephenson who participated in the early development of the johnson & johnson covid-19 candidate and is an investigator in trials of other covid-19 vaccine candidates. >> on a scale of 1 to 10, give me your confidence level in a vaccine. >> 6. >> 7.5. >> i would say 7 or 8. >> 1 or 2. >> i'll say 8. >> is there anything that would move you along that confidence scale one way or another? >> if somehow after however many months the participants of the preliminary vaccine research start to come out with any side effects, that would definitely change my mind. >> how many of you are in general just concerned about the idea of taking a new vaccine?
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>> i feel that though the fda has done a majority of good things, they have also taken products off the market that they approved at one point. >> we just don't know enough about the vaccine yet. i'm young, i'm healthy, i exercise and i'm low risk. >> that's my feeling also is that we don't know much about the vaccine or the long-term -- short-term or long-term effects. >> it sounds like most of you are more concerned about the potential risks or side effects than anything else? >> yeah, that's the opposite for me. >> that's the opposite for you? >> yes. because i know this virus, and i know what it can do to you. i have diabetes, and my daughter has asthma. she's only 7. so i would definitely take it to protect me and my kids. >> i'm on the other side. i don't want to panic. i know a lot of people who have
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had it and have recovered nicely as well as the leader of our country. >> i know that -- for me if i see people actually taking it and working, i'd be more inclined to do it. >> dr. stephenson, how do you reassure people who are being asked to take a novel vaccine that there may not be an adverse event years down the road? >> the first thing i would say is that it's very unusual for a vaccine to have a long-term side effect of the most of the side effects associated with vaccines have to do with up front, so something like an allergic reaction. that's true for all vaccines. >> do any of you feel that political pressure has played a role or could play a role in a vaccine being prematurely approved? >> no. i don't think trump has any control over making the vaccine or rushing the vaccine.
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>> i think it has a little bit to do with it, especially with what's going on. you can tell where there is some pushing on both sides. >> i would agree, i feel like unfortunately this year the pandemic has been politicized more than it would have been probably if it weren't an election year. >> i think the politics is giving a lot of false hope that it's going to happen faster than it really is. so i think that it's creating confusion. >> a lot of people here, operation warp speed, they hear we've produced a vaccine in seven or eight months when normally it takes 10 years. >> typically an academic vaccine researcher would have to apply for a lot of grants and start begging for money to do more research. but now this was like everybody knew that this was something we had to do and there was a lot of funding. then, how do you make a partnership with a pharmaceutical company. usually that takes a year to
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negotiate some sort of collaboration. that was instant. >> it sounds like what you're saying is that we've really trimmed out the fat, so to speak, and cut out points along the way that were not necessary but really were delays that we could easily get rid of without compromising the research? >> exactly, exactly. >> i have a few questions, though, because we know about the flu vaccine. is that 100% effective? and then is the coronavirus going to be 100% effective? >> you may have a vaccine that's maybe 60%, 70% effective, prevents a lot of deaths, not every one, but significantly slows down transmission of the virus, which benefits everyone. so if you have 100% of people take the vaccine, it's only 50% effective, you're going to do a lot better than if the vaccine is 100% effective but only a few people take it. >> interesting numbers. tara, how can americans be made
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to feel confident that an approved vaccine is safe? >> anthony, that really is top of mind for so many americans, that issue of safety. you heard it in the panel. but this is where we need to listen to the words of dr. stephenson and other experts who really have said that those adverse effects, those side effects typically occur 99% of the time in those first weeks to first few months and that it is rare to have longer term adverse effects. in fact the fda has said it will not approve a vaccine until they have two months of safety data. all of that being said, health experts also say we need a robust data system put in place to monitor for any rare or unusual long-term adverse effects. >> tara, thanks. in part two tomorrow, how preparations are already under way to get vaccines to americans in their own communities. we'll be right back. (garage door opening) it is my father's love...
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring you some of the stories we call talk of the table. anthony, you're in pole position. >> i'm leading this off. there's a fascinating back story to the record-breaking sale of a t-rex skeleton nicknamed stan. remember we told you about stan at the auction earlier this month? stan was dug up about 28 years ago by two legendary paleontologists, peter and neil larson. they were brothers who had a bitter falling out. they intended to keep stan at their research institute in south dakota, but two years ago after a legal dispute, a judge ordered the brothers to divide the institute's assets and part ways. peter got the institute and its fossils valued at about $5 million. neil got stan, which they
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thought was worth about the same thing. but we know what happened. this month stan sold at auction for $32 million, smashing the old record price for a fossil. neil said it was surreal. the brothers still live two miles away from each other in south dakota. peter says he's not anticipating a reunion any time soon, but i love -- >> still some harsh feelings. >> there's a fascinating piece in "the wall street journal" where the head of paleontology is quoted as saying i figured they might still dislike each other, but there's no way they'll ever get over this. >> no, but they're brothers, though. >> $32 million. >> yeah. i can see why you'd be feeling some kind of way, as people say. my story, talk of the table, is adele, adele, adele. i love her. grammy winner adele showed off her recent weight loss. she hosted "saturday night live" over the weekend. >> and i know i look really, really different since you last saw me, but actually because of
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the all the covid restrictions and the travel bans, i had to travel light and i could only bring half of me. >> and what a good half it is. there's a lot more interest in the diet she's apparently using. adele is on the diet that centers on certain protein found in things like kale, extra virgin olive oil, blueberries and allows you to eat dark chocolate. adele lost 40 pounds earlier this year. that inspired some of her fans to follow the diet. listen, i thought adele has always looked good but you look at her now and she looks totally different. i love her voice, i've loved her look. >> it was so great to hear her sing. >> i love how they did that. her was the musical guest. adele said her album wasn't ready but they came up with a skit where you got to hear them sing which i thought was genius. but the diet is called sirt food. now fans are saying after
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looking at adele with the body type that's very relatable to a lot of us that they feel inspired, so there you go. >> well, the songs are very good. my wife and i went away this weekend to celebrate her 37th birthday. >> what a good husband you are. >> we watched "saturday night live." i love you, katy, happy birthday. you have a surprise coming later. >> you have to run out and buy it first? >> i have a confirmation number, anthony, and it better be good. but we saw "saturday night live" and listened to those snatches of adele and we listened to her the whole ride home. >> see, that's nice. >> very nice. >> it was great. >> what's the surprise coming later? >> you would like it as well. i'll try to bring you any leftovers. >> my birthday is december. happy birthday, katy. happy birthday. >> happy birthday, yeah. >> is that your talk of the table? >> well, no, that's a partial talk of the table. that is a half talk. my full talk is a little tip for investors out there. there may be a sure fire way to grow your savings during the pandemic. in an unexpected area, the
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baseball card market. many baseball cards have consistently gained value. in fact above and beyond the stock market. so take a look at one of the rarest, a mint condition mickey mantle card, 30 years ago that card in mint condition sold at auction for $3800. fast forward to more recently and the price jumped to $2.8 million. that is according to the largest trading card auction venue. so another reason to be very upset if you're a child of the 1950s and your mom threw away your baseball cards. >> i probably traded that card away to my brother is what happened. >> is he speaking to you today? >> he made all these deals where i always lost. that's all i knew. > . >> so this is a good time to hold on to your cards because they have sentimental value, there's only so many of them and everyone is home going through their old stuff. >> just another reason don't get rid of the clutter. it could be very valuable. actress eva longoria, you know her, became a household name as gabriella so lealis in
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"desperate housewives." for more than a decade she has worked offscreen as an advocate for the latinx community. earlier she teamed up with henry r. munoz with a coalition to unite more than 130 groups to take action on issues faced by the latinx community. they are also two of the executive producers for a cbs special airing tonight. that's why they're here. it's called "essential heroes, a memento latino event" co-hosted by longoria, ricky martin and gloria estefan. it will celebrate latinx culture in america with real life stories and special performances with people like pitbull, luis fonsi and kelsea ballerini. eva and henry join us now to discuss. good to see you both. >> hi. >> what a great lineup you've put together.
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>> hi, gayle. >> hi, hi, hi. we know that it stands for latin moment. here's the question, was there a moment, eva, that led to this event tonight? >> yeah. i mean i think this has been a long time coming. you know, memento latino, we did a study that showed front -- 34% of front-line workers are from the latinx community. that's your nurses and your drivers and your farm workers, and so a large part of people from our community are keeping the engine of this economy going during the global pandemic. we thought how do we honor these heroes, these people that are often going to work without ppe, without livable wages, with horrible living conditions, and we thought we need to say thank you and let our community know we are here for you, we see you and we thank you. >> you're so right. they are true front-line workers. henry, i wonder if people understand the power of the latino community. do you think even they understand the power that they
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have? >> no, i think this is the moment where the latino community needs to understand that they're the future of this country. but we've been told for so long we don't matter. it's important for us to go back and celebrate our imprint on culture, heritage, history and our role on the economy of this country and memento latino begins to do that, i think. >> eva, we all saw you at the democratic convention, in fact you kicked it off. there was some eye rolls in political circles that say, she's an actress, she's a housewife, what does she know about politics. i want to know your reaction to that. >> oh, gosh, you know, i've gotten that my whole life. when i was a kid in college, oh, you're a kid in college, you shouldn't have a voice. i worked at wendy's and i was campaigning when i worked at wendy's. ah, you're just a minimum wage worker, you don't understand these big things. so people always try to discourage you to be part of democracy. the point is i showed up as an american that night.
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i showed up as a patriot. i showed up as a ninth generation texan. i showed up as the daughter of a teacher and the daughter of a veteran. so by that logic of like, oh, shut up and act. if you're a dentist, okay, go do teeth. you're a teacher, just teach. no, that's not how it works. it's what i do, it's not who i am. >> that's such a good analogy. henry, i think people don't realize you don't have to be a politician to be political. >> you don't have to be rich to be a philanthropist. every american, and in particular the latino community, we are philanthropists, we are patriots, we are heroes. memento latino is meant to bring those stories forward so that we can feel better, be hopeful and inspired. if there's ever a moment in our country's history where we need that inspiration and cultural understanding, i think it's right now. >> eva, there's a great article in "the washington post" i hope you read it about yourself. it says if you don't know why eva longoria is a political
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power broker, you have not been paying attention. here you are, you're producing, you're directing. i love something i heard you say recently that you try to adopt the attitude of a man. what do you mean by that when you walk in a room. >> yeah. and i don't mean that by we all have to be men to get into a room. there's a sense of white male privilege that the world operates on. >> yes. >> and i was doing a pitch, pitching myself for a job one time and a really good friend of mine said, i've got to stop your pitch. i said why. he said i want you to put out the door, put your white male privilege pants on, come back in the room and assume you have that job, assume it's yours. i was like, oh, no, i would never do that as a latina and a woman. no, no, i want them to know i'm collaborative. i want them to know that i would be okay if they had changes. he's like, no, go in with your vision and make sure that -- he allowed me to assume i was equal. assume you're equal, right, and that was like i am, why wouldn't i assume that. so it was eye opening.
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it was an aha moment for me. >> i think it's such good advice, guys. i always say it's always good to be underestimated and overdeliver. what are you most excited about, henry? i'll let you have the last word about tonight. >> well, i think that you're going to laugh a little bit, you're going to dance a little bit, but at the end of the day you're going to be inspired by the stories of the everyday heroes who have kept this country moving. like eva longoria, i would say eva longoria for future president of the united states. >> you said it here first, henry. laughing, dancing and inspiration, i'm in. thank you both, guys. >> thank you, gayle. thank you so much. >> thank you, gayle. >> see ya. >> bye, eva. >> bye. >> bye! you can watch the hour-long special "essential heroes, memento latino" event tonight at 9:00/8:00 central right here on cbs. ahead, with many students still learning remotely, bill
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nye will join us to bring science class home. he'll tell us how to keep children curious and show us a quick
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it is. lunch is cookin'! and i saved a bunch of money on my boat insurance with geico. fellas, can it get any better than this? whoa! my old hairstyle grew back. so did mine. [80's music] what? i was an 80's kid. it only gets better when you switch and save with geico. did you know that everything is made of chemicals? and chemicals can react to form new chemicals. >> the tv show "bill nye the
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science guy" helped many kids get interested in science in the 1990s. now he's working to inspire the next generation of scientists with a new book "bill nye's great big world of science" which covers everything from atoms to astro physics and has dozens of do-it-yourself experiments from home. bill joins us from home. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, good morning. >> i want to warn you in advance they picked the guy who flunked seventh grade science to lead this segment, so this book is perfect for me. it's about my speed. let me begin at the end, because one of the things you say to everybody on the way out of this book is it's really important to stay curious. how do you do that? >> how do you not, people? what's more exciting than the world around us? my goodness. everybody is curious. what we want is everybody to be at some level scientifically literate so that we can make good decisions as a society
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because science is what has enabled this amazing video call here in the morning on a monday. and so it's -- and science isn't a thing that does stuff, humans do things. scientists, engineers do things and the taxpayers and voters that support the research. >> so a lot of kids obviously are stuck at home right now, and parents are looking for a way to keep them engaged and curious. there you are, actually watching you get ready for this segment was fascinating, bill. but you have an experiment about ocean currents that parents can do with their kids right at home. take us through this. >> oh, sure. well, this is a classic. so we all depend on the ocean. if you live in new york, there are about half, at least half of the air you breathe comes from the ocean, more like -- in new
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york, florida, it's more like two-thirds. a tablespoon of salt into a cup of water. i'm using english units just to help you all out. it's 35 parts per million. so anyways, mix it up. it is hard to believe at first, but ocean water is -- has this much salt in it. >> yeah, that really shocked me, bill. >> well, it wasn't my idea. anyway, the ocean water, you know, when i was a kid, it wasn't clear how the ocean kept the same salinity, but it turns out it has to do with hydrothermal events. but then beautiful blue food coloring. you don't need blue but we all associate blue with the ocean. so a few drops, stir it up. now here's the thing, we all depend on the ocean for our oxygen. we all depend on the ocean for much of the food we eat, either directly or indirectly, and the
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key to living things in the ocean is circulation. the ocean has currents that are always moving. it essentially fertilizes the ecosystem. what causes the ocean to move around? a lot of it is this nature of salt and fresh water. so here's a tray of fresh water. we will bring the camera, because in the covid world we can just grab the camera, bring it on down. there we are. i pour the saltwater down the straw. the straw just helps guide it into the brownie dish or baking dish. how, if you look, you can see the saltwater stays at the bottom. >> wow. >> it doesn't mix very fast. when you think about it, you mix in all that salt. i guess so, of course it would stay on the bottom, of course it would.
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but this has an enormous effect on you and me because this is what enables us to breathe. if you live in the heartland, if you live in nebraska, kansas, oklahoma, about a third of the oxygen you breathe comes from the sea. if you live in florida, it's most of it. so what happens is the sun evaporates the ocean surface and the salt remains. also in the book is -- i let some of this water dry out yesterday and it leaves the salt and the blue food coloring behind. this saucer, by the way, is from from south africa but it worked anyway. >> bill, the book is full of fascinating stuff like that. this is a really interesting experiment. thanks for being with us. the book goes on sale tomorrow. we'll be right back. (garage door opening) it is my father's love... it is his passion- it is his fault he didn't lock the garage. don't even think about it! been there, done that. with liftmaster® powered by myq®,
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