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ballot box. the bill now heads to an evenly divided senate. download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. hanson, cbs news, new yo . it's wednesday, aug it's wednesday, august 25th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." secret trip. as the u.s. races to evacuate americans from afghanistan, why two lawmakers decided to fly to kabul. breaking overnight, remain in mexico reinstated. the supreme court rules in favor of the trump-era policy that forces immigrants to wait in mexico while seeking asylum in the u.s. remembering charlie watts. the rolling stones drummer dies at the age of 80. how celebrities are paying tribute tribute to the legendary musician.
captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. and we are going to begin with president biden sticking with his deadline to pull u.s. troops out of afghanistan in just six days. yesterday mr. biden said the u.s. is n pace to finish evacuating american forces by tuesday. he said the military has flown more than 70,000 people out since august 14th. meantime, there's criticism against congressman seth moulton and peter meijer. both iraq war veterans. they made a secret trip to the airport in kabul to conduct oversight on the evacuation efforts. but a u.s. official told cbs ws irresponsible. bradley blackburn is in new york with the latest on all of this. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good morning. the clock is ticking on that deadline, and the taliban's grip is tightening. this morning they are refusing to let many afghan civilians head to the airport, accusing
the u.s. of trying to take away the country's doctors, engineers, and other professionals. the united states continues to evacuate thousands from afghanistan every day. >> the first hope is god, and the second hope is the united states government to help them to take them out of there. >> reporter: nazar got out just before kabul fell to the taliban and now lives with family in california. >> me, i was working with the u.s. government for five years. i have the documentation i was able to get out of kabul. the people, there are too many people that don't have anything in their hands because it happens all of a sudden, and they were not prepared. >> reporter: the u.s. military is working to get americans and afghan allies out before they withdraw on august 31st. president biden is confident they'll meet that deadline. >> the sooner we can finish the better. each day of operations brings added risk to our troops. >> reporter: the president has asked the pentagon and state department for contingency plans. >> the completion by august 31st, depends upon the taliban
continuing to cooperate and allow access to the airport for those who we're transporting out, and those disruptions to our operations. >> reporter: taliban leaders are blocking afghan citizens from reaching the airport. another threat to the mission, an islamic state affiliate known as isis-k. >> every day we're on the ground is another day we know that isis-k is seeking to target the airport and attack both u.s. and allied forces and innocent civilians.>> reptemakers from bh parties want the white house to scrap its deadline and only leave after the last american is out of afghanistan.geall american citizens out, but it is less clear what that means for afghan allies. anne-marie, a u.n. official says there are credible reports of executions of former members of afghan security forces now that the taliban is back in power. >> bradley, it is so disturbing to hear. bradley blackburn in new york. thank you so much.
>> reporter: thank you. so breaking overnight, the u.s. supreme court ruled the biden administration must comply with the controversial remain in mexico policy. the trump-era program forces people to wait in mexico while seeking asylum here in the u.s. the high court said the biden administration likely violated federal law as it tried to end the program. according to a memo obtained by cbs news, u.s. immigration officials were told to replenishment the program starting today. and the list of companies and schools requiring employees and students to get vaccinated against covid is growing. yesterday walt disney world, goldman sachs, and ohio state university announced that they would enforce the mandate after the fda gave full approval to the pfizer vaccine. dr. anony i id.s could have covid under control by next spring if hesitant americans get the shot. manuel bojorquez reports from hard-hit florida. >> reporter: a day after the fda
gave full approval to the pfizer vaccine, health officials are urging businesses to step up. >> you have the power to protect your communities and help end the pandemic through vaccination requirements. >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci said the country could get the virus under control by next spring if vaccination rates rise. >> get vaccinated, and the time frame will be truncated dramatically. >> reporter: 18-year-old danae gutierrez of california says the fda's approval swayed her to get the shot. >> social media like gets you kind of brainwashed into thinking that it's -- sometimes the vaccine can be bad. >> reporter: nationwide, the daily number of people getting their first shot has declined for ten straight days, even as the highly infectious delta variant pushes hospitals in some states to the brink. georgia's governor announced plans to send more than 100 national guard members to hospitals across the state. florida leads the nation in new covid hospitalizations and is averaging more daily deaths than at any other time during the pandemic.
>> we have pfizer -- >> reporter: dr. hussein anan coinunity in miami-dade county. >> i tell patients always be careful what you read. choose where you're reading from. are you reading from cdc, fda, >> reporter: he's been leading efforts at this community clinic, and on line to combat misinformation and believes full authorization of the pfizer vaccine will help. having the full approval for pfizer, how does that change what you do? >> that added an extra layer of trust from our patients to say, okay, now it is safer to take the vaccine. >> reporter: his clinic is planning to host a drive-through vaccination event this friday. but overall, government-run vaccination sites like this one are seeing a slowdown. the number of new vaccinations in florida has been declining for 11 straight days. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, miami. house democrats passed a landmark voting rights bill named after the late congressman john lewis. the measure was approved last
night on party lines with no republican support. it would help restore voting rights dismantled by supreme court over the past decade but faces an uphill battle in the senate where democrats don't have enough votes. republicans have called the measure unnecessary and a power grab. and this morning, tributes are pouring in for legendary rolling stones drummer charlie watts. his publicist says that he passed away peacefully yesterday in a london hospital surrounded by his family and friends. watts had announced that he would not tour with the stones this year due to an undisclosed health issue. on twitter, elton john said a very sad day, charlie watts was the ultimate drummer. former beatles drummer ringo starr wrote, "god bless charlie watts, we're going to miss you, man." fellow beatle paul mccartney also paid his respects. >> condolences to the stones. a huge blow to them because fantastic drummer.
steady as a rock. >> watts joined the rolling stones early in 1963. he brought a jazz artist's touch to what's been called the world's greatest rock and roll band. charlie watts was 80 years old. so coming up, screening earlier for diabetes. the new age you should get tested. and later, kanye west wants a name change. the two-letter nickname he wants to go by. this is the "cbs morning news." e wants to go by. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ ♪ depression can be pretty rough. you feel alone with your depression, except for the bunch of symptoms keeping you company. then one day, you get fed up. so you talk to your doctor. and your doctor tells you about trintellix, a prescription medicine for adults with depression. and the overall mdd symptoms... you feel this relief. trintellix may increase suicidal thoughts and actions in people 24 and younger. call a doctor right away.
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our top stories this morning -- president biden is sticking with his deadline to pull u.s. troops out of afghanistan in just six days. yesterday mr. biden said the u.s. is on pace to finish evacuating american forces by tuesday. he said the military has flown out more than 70,000 people since august 14th.
and the supreme court ruled the biden administration must comply with the trump-era remain in mexico policy. the controversial program forces people to wait in mexico while seeking asylum here in the u.s. the high court said the biden administration likely violated federal law as it tried to end the program. and as students head back to the classroom, there's a growing problem for school districts nationwide. one survey found 75% of districts don't have enough teachers as the school year begins. nancy chen explains. >> reporter: when students recently returned to illinois' lasalle south high school, the number of teachers didn't add up. were you fully staffed when you started class? >> we were not. >> reporter: superintendent steven wrobleski says the pandemic has accelerated a teacher shortage years in the making. >> it would not be uncommon to have between 50 and 100 applicants in years past. now if we get between one and five applicants, that's a good day.
>> reporter: districts nationwide are facing similar problems. nearly 30% of national education association members say the pandemic has led them to plan leaving teaching earlier than expected and less college graduates are signing on to become teachers. almost all 50 states reported teacher shortages for the 2021 school year. >> i need to cut these brownies -- >> reporter: in wisconsin, anthony schnell retired this june after 29 years of teaching. dedicating himself full time to his family's bakery outside madison. >> it's much earlier than i expected, at least five or six years earlier than i expected i would. i was a chemistry teacher, and you deal with numbers a lot. and numerically it only made sense for me to leave teaching. >> we will look more at that -- >> reporter: some districts are tackling the problems with teacher bonuses. schnell calls the incentives band-aids with former colleagues saying they, too, are looking to leave. >> the common refrain was if i had something i would do it, too.
and that scared me, it worries me a lot about the system. >> reporter: forcing districts to ask who will be at the head of the classroom this year and beyond. nancy chen, cbs news, lasalle, illinois. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will speak with newly sworn in new york governor kathy hochul about her priorities in office. plus, in our series "school matters," grover from "sesame street" stops by our neighborhood to share some of his favorite meditation and mindful techniques. and we talk with paralympian melissa stockwell, the first iraq war veteran to qualify for the paralympic games. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪