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news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's wednesday, november 3rd, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." break ing overnight, election results. republicans claim victory in virginia's gubernatorial race. we're tracking other major contests decided across the nation. covid vaccine for children. the cdc approves pfizer's dose for kids ages 5 to 11. how many parents plan to vaccinate their young ones right away. to first -- the braves are world champions! >> baseball's best, the braves capture their first title in 26 years. why it seemed almost impossible just a few months ago. [ cheers ]
good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking election results as voters decide major contests across the country. in one of the most watched races, cbs news projects republican glenn youngkin will be the next governor of virginia. he narrowly defeated democrat terry mcauliffe in a state where president biden easily won in 2020. meantime, the race for new jersey governor is still too close to call. incumbent phil murphy has not locked down what was expected to be an easy victory over republican jack ciattarelli. so laura podesta is in new york tracking these races and more. good morning, laura. >> reporter: hey, good morning, anne-marie. so democrats could at least count victories in heavily blue new york city and boston, although a democrat had been guaranteed to win in boston since both candidates on the ballot were democrats. in buffalo, incumbent mayor byron brown who lost the primary to socilist india walton ran
and won a write-in campaign against her. glenn youngkin will be virginia's next governor. >> together we will change the trajectory of this commonwealth. [ cheers ] >> reporter: cbs news projects the republican businessman beat former democratic governor terry mcauliffe in a state president biden won easily in 2020. the economy and jobs was the most important issue for voters according to a cbs news exit poll. >> a new day for virginians where, yes, we soar and we never settle. >> reporter: mcauliffe's campaign tried tying youngkin to former president trump. now his loss may be a sign that the democratic party needs a new strategy in future races. >> we are going to continue that fight tonight and every day going forward. >> reporter: moving up i-95 to new jersey, the race between democratic governor phil murphy and republican jack ciattarelli
is too close to call. >> we want every legal vote counted. >> when every vote is counted and every vote will be counted, we hope to have a celebration. >> reporter: in new york city, democrat and former police officer eric adams will be the next mayor of the country's biggest city. >> today we take off the intramural jersey and put on one jersey -- team new york. >> reporter: up to boston, michelle wu will be the city's first woman and first person of color to be mayor. >> we are ready to become a boston for everyone. >> reporter: in minneapolis, voters rejected an amendment to replace the city's police department with a new agency following george floyd's murder. meanwhile, the minneapolis police deparartment is seeking 7 million in funding to address a staggering number of police officer departures as violent crime surges in the city. >> wow. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. is baking vaccine news. around 28 million children in
the u.s. can now get a covid vaccine shot. the first doses could be administered as early as today. last night the cdc approved pfizer's low-dose shot for kids ages 5 to 11, but it appears that some parents won't jump at the opportunity just yet. michael george has the latest. today's a monumental day in the course of this pandemic -- >> reporter: cdc director dr. rochelle walensky has given the go ahead for pfizer anticipated -- pfizer's pediatric vaccine in children 5 to 11. a panel voted late tuesday to recommend use of the low-dose shot. >> the clinical trial demonstrated that the pfizer/biontech covid-19 is safe, immunogenic, and efficacious in children 5 through 11. >> reporter: more than 67,000 american children under age 17 have been hospitalized for covid infections since august of 2020. while the cdc says the most severe covid outcomes are rare, there have been 94 deaths in kids 5 to 11. >> the risk is too high and too devastating to our children, and
far higher than for many other diseases for which we vaccinate children. >> reporter: some parents say access to a pediatric vaccine will lift a heavy burden. >> it will make life that much easier to be able to take the kids places, to not feel so worried about do we have a mask, do we not have a mask, can we be aroundthese friends and their kids. >> reporter: a survey shows only 27% of parents say they'll vaccine their kids right away. a third says they'll see how it goes. >> i recognize that parents are nervous. this is not the time to be complacent. >> reporter: some parents are concerned about the rare risk of myocard i'd -- myocarditis or heart inflammation. >> it's important to realize that the low risk of myocarditis with evacuation pales in comparison to the high risk for severe heart disease. >> reporter: pfizer already began shipping millions of doses to help pediatricians and health professionals prepare to get shots in arms. michael george, cbs news, new york.
ahead on "cbs mornings," we'll talk with cdc director dr. rochelle walensky on her message to parents who will not vaccinate their kids just yet. the president is back in washington after wrapping up his multi-leg trip to europe. mr. biden arrived at joint base andrews early this morning after attending the united nations climate summit in glasgow, scotland. his return to d.c. comes as democrats struck a deal on lowering prescription drug prices as part of the build-back-better agenda. it would enable medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to bring down drug prices, and it would set an out-of-pocket limit for seniors' drug cost of $2,000 a year. one last holdout to the social spending plan remains senator joe manchin who refused to indoors it this week. democrats hope to vote on the package as early as tomorrow, but nothing has been scheduled yet. and this morning the trial continues in the case of kyle rittenhouse who's charged with
killing two people and injuring a third during a police brutality protest. yesterday prosecutors argued that he is responsible for the deadly confrontation in kenosha, wisconsin, last year when people protested the police shooting of jacob blake. the defense argued he felt under attack. >> all the defendant needs to do is to raise the issue. the burden then shifts to the prosecution which must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense. >> rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time, claims self-defense. he's pleaded not guilty. if convicted, he faces life in prison. the atlanta braves are celebrating this morning. >> the 0-2. left side. swanson to first -- the braves are world champions! [ cheers ] >> the team scored their first
world series championship in more than two decades. the braves defeated the houston astros 7-0 in game six last night. first baseman freddie freeman says it feels surreal. >> i think the most gratifying thing is this team, we hit every pothole, every bump you could possibly hit, injuries, every kind of thing that could go wrong went wrong, and we overcame every single one of those things. >> this is the braves' fourth world series championship. so coming up, miracle discovery. a little girl in australia who vanished from a campsite more than two weeks ago is found alive. where police discovered her. and leap of faith. a man suspected of stealing a van goes to extremes to avoid arrest. this is the "cbs morning news." why hide your skin if dupixent has your moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis under control? hide our skin? not us. because dupixent targets a root cause of eczema,
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hospital after he fell and hit his head. the 80-year-old civil right leader fell monday while meeting student protesters at howard university. he spent monday night hospitalized and underwent tests. the students had been protesting what they say are poor living conditions on campus. a police chase in florida had a dramatic ending, and a raiders player was involved in a crash. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the las vegas review journal" reports raiders wide receiver henry ruggs was released from the hospital and jailed on dui charges after a deadly car crash. ruggs is expected to appear before a judge today on multiple felony charges. police say ruggs was speeding when his corvette slammed into the back of another vehicle yesterday killing a 23-year-old woman and her dog. last night the raiders' twitter account posted that ruggs had been released from the team. the "associated press" says a 4-year-old australian girl was rescued after vanishing from her tent more than two weeks ago.
police say they found cleo smith alive and well inside a house about 60 miles from her family campsite. she was rescued when police raided the house. >> a police team broke their way into a locked house at about 1:00 a.m. they found little cleo in one of those rooms. one of the officers picked her up into his arms and asked her what's your name, she said, "my name is cleo." >> the girl was reunited with her mom and stepfather shortly after she was found. a 36-year-old man was taken into custody during the raid. the ft. myers, florida, "news press" says a chase ended with the suspect crashed his vehicle on a bridge and jumped into the water. the lee county sheriff's office released video of the chase. deputies were pursuing the man after he allegedly stole a van. he crashed the van into a retaining barrier on the edison bridge and then jumped off the bridge into the river below. a police boat fished the suspect out of the water a few minutes later.
here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ workers at john deere will stay on the picket line after rejecting a contract offer yesterday. it would have given them 10% raises in the first year, but the union representing the employees said that wasn't enough. employees are holding out for a better deal. on the cbs "money watch," facebook says that it's opting out of the facial recognition, and some mcdonald's are putting a meatless burger on the menu today.
diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, investors will be monitor the federal reserve expected to announce the wind down of its bond-buying program. meantime, all three indices closed at fresh records again yesterday. the dow industrials rallied 138 points. the nasdaq gained 53, and the s&p 500 added 16. facebook says it will end the use of its facial recognition software amid criticism from its more than one billion users. the software scans users' faces in pictures and videos and will notify them if someone else on the platform has posted images of them. the decision comes as growing concerns about the ethics of the technology swirl with questions raised over privacy, racial bias, and accuracy. facebook says it will still use the technology in a limited capacity. meanwhile, zillow is laying off 25% of its 6,400 workers. the move comes as the
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aboard his new shepherd rocket inspired him to take action. >> looking back at earth from up there, the atmosphere seems so thin. the world so finite and so fragile. >> earlier this year, bezos committed to spending $10 billion by 2030 to battle climate change. actor chris pratt is the new voice of the lovable lazy cat garfield. pratt will play garfield in an upcoming animated movie. he shared an image of the lasagna-loving feline on instagram captioned "this monday doesn't suck." he was the character in previous movies. coming up, a performance by "late show" band leader jon batiste and tori kelly. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
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it's a dramatic reversal for virginia which president biden easily won last year. and around 28 million children in the u.s. can now get a covid vaccine shot. the first doses could be administered as early as today. last night the cdc approved pfizer's low-dose shot for kids ages 5 to 11. a recent survey shows only 27% of parents say that they'll vaccinate their kids right away, though. the covid pandemic drove many women out of the work force, but in washington, d.c., there are signs of improvement. in fact, a company that's been making signs for decades is leading the way. kris van cleave has more. >> reporter: the story of any city can be told by the signs decorating its landscape. and the story behind these signs is being written by women like lenore vogel, a single mom from bolivia. >> it's hard to get -- to start it. when you see the final thing, it's like you feel happy. >> reporter: she works for gelberg signs.
over the last eight decades their designs have become iconic. instead of cutting back when the pandemic hit their business, they grew nearly 20%. >> it's a risk, right, and that's business. we were saying you're amazing, you're creative, you have what we need. we know you just lost a job. we can bring you on. >> reporter: many of those hires were women. and while women only make up about 10% of construction and fabrication jobs, gelberg's staff is nearly double that. in many departments, women are the boss. >> women are often innate teachers. they want people around them to understand, they want the people around them to feel capable, to rise to the next level. >> reporter: by bringing in more women, what has that gained the business? >> we've gained a company culture that understands different situations, that can read different situations, that is empathetic. >> reporter: a culture showing change can be good for business. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. well, coming up on "cbs mornings," a closer look at the supply chain slowdown.
we'll follow the journey of goods made this china and how -- and show you the struggle to get them into the u.s. plus, in our award-winning series "note to self," blogger dylan levitt talks about living through loss and reaching out to others. and a special performance from "late show" band leader jon batiste and grammy winning singer tori kelly. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪