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$500,000. for more news, download the krns news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm elise preston. cbs news, new york. . it's tuesday november 16, 2021. this is the cbs morning news. deliberation set. the fate of the teenager kyle rittenhouse goes to the jury. high-stakes meeting with the president of china. chinese counterpart discussed. steve bannon on the attack. aggressive and defiant. promising to fight contempt
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charges in the capitol trial investigation. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne marie green. after two weeks of tears and testimony, the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse is in the hands of the jury. lawyers from both sides made their best case to the jury of 12. today, that jury will begin deliberating. we have more from new york. >> good morning. 500 national guard troops are standing by in kenosha, wisconsin as the community awaits a verdict. that could come down as early as today. >> jury deliberations begin today in kyle rittenhouse's homicide trial. briefly serving on the defense team. >> this is an extremely divisive case. i think people will be unhappy no matter how this comes out. >> during eight days, rittenhouse's own appearance may stand out the most.
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>> attorneys for the 18-year-old said he acted in self-defense when he shot three men killing two during protests in wisconsin last year. >> every person who was shot was attacking kyle. one with a skate board. one with his hands. one with his feet. one with a gun. >> prosecutors argued he provoked violence by bringing a firearm. he went to kenosha to help protect local businesses and provide first aid. >> the defendant gets to run around with a gun all night but we aren't supposed to take him as a threat. no. him. >> facing five criminal accounts including first degree homicide. the judge is allowing several lesser charges if they acquit him.
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>> one account. dismissed. the possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under the age of 18. they argue there was a law that had an exception that applied in this case. >> thank you so much. amid rising tensions between the u.s. and china, president biden and his counter part took part in a high-stakes virtual meeting. they met with each other for more than three hours. president biden opened by saying i the goal should be ensured that competition between the two countries does not bare into conflict. they addressed many issues including cyber security. china's human rights issues and the commitment to protect taiwan. earlier in the day, president biden signed the massive infrastructure deal into law putting $550 billion in new money into transportation, broad
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band and utilities. >> i truly believe 50 years from now, historians will look back and say that's the moment america began to win the competition of the 21st century. >> funding will go out over a five-year period. it could take months or years for many major projects to start. a defiant steve bannon as he turned himself in on criminal contempt charges. facing charges. he appeared briefly before a judge in washington. the 67-year-old with his lawyer vowed to fight the charges. >> every progressive and liberal in this country that likes freedom of speech and liberty should be fighting for this
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case. that's why i'm here today. i'm never going to back down. they took on the wrong guy this time. >> bannon did not enter a plea and is due back in court. >> if convicted, he faces up to two years in prison. >> this morning, police search for multiple suspects in a shooting in a park in colorado near aurora high school. six victims shot. all expected to survive. all were students at the high school. jury selection begins today in the sex trafficking trial in jeffery epstein's associate maxwell. she appeared for the first time since she was arrested last year. largely focused on the logistics of how the jury will be selected. maxwell has pled not guilty. comes as maxwell's older siblings are speaking out as
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part of an upcoming docuseries. >> can you look me in the eye and tell me that gilan maxwell was responsible for your abuse or was it jeffery epstein? who should be here, not my sister. >> you could hear more of maxwell's siblings and her head of security ahead. britain has raised its terrorism threat level to the second highest level after the taxi cab explosion outside a hospital. investigators are treating it as a terror attack. we have more. >> reporter: captured on surveillance video. this is a moment a homemade bomb exploded in a taxi outside a women's hospital. the driver escaped.
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the suspected terrorist died. they believe this is the attacker. >> the device had been manufactured. our assumption was that it was built by the passenger in the taxi. >> t driver has been named as david perry and is being hailed as a hero. the mayor said he had locked the terrorist inside the car preventing a, quote, awful disaster. the prime ministers commended him. >> it does look as though the taxi driver did behave with presence of mind and bravery. >> amazingly, he suffered a damaged eardrum. his wife has dismissed the statements and asked for privacy. writing on social media the most
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incomprehensible thing has happened to us. the blast happened blocks away from a service with around 2,000 in attendance. the corner store is yards where the alleged terrorist lived. >> i'm more shocked i've been living next to a terrorist. >> this is the second terrorist incident in the united kingdom in the last month. in october, an assailant inspired by isis stabbed a member of parliament to death. reporting from liverpool. space junk is threatening seven crewmembers on the international space station the test intentionally destroyed a soviet era satellite creating fragments. the strike called wreckless and irresponsible. secretary of state said satellites are also now in jeopardy. coming up, the end of a
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political era. the longest serving member of the senate announces he will retire. a daring water rescue. training exercise turns into a real-life mission. this is the cbs morning news.
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talk about being in the right place at the right time. a maryland man drove into the marina. amazingly a water rescue crew happened to be filming a water safety video. the elderly man was trapped in the car. the dive team jumped into real-life action. busted a car window and pulled the man to safety. >> i wonder if they included that in a new video. a long-serving senator announced he is retiring. some traveling to the u.s. will have to wait.
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>> axios reports the u.s. is halting refugee admissions until january 11. since august, more than 70,000 afghans have relocated to the u.s. following the taliban regaining control of the country. the state department is limiting the number entering the u.s. to focus on the massive effort to process and resettle thousands 0 of afghans and also waiving work permit and green card applications for evacuaties. a report patrick leahy will not seek reelection. elected to the first of eight terms in 1974. the first democrat facing reelection next year to say he will retire. the election to replace him will be critical to democrats as they try to maintain control of the
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senate. the texas tribune reports former congressman beto o'rourke is running to be the next governor of the state. he criticized abbott over the state's power grid failure. o'rourke lost his bid for the democratic presidential nomination last year and narrowly loss the senate nomination to ted cruz in 2018. still to come, a guitar played by eric clapton is bringing huge bids at auction.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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here is your chance to get your hands on items belonging to some of the biggest music stars including this eric clapton guitar expected to sell for up to half a million dollars. items on sale in new york. he played it on stage during a 1970's concert in london. also items from elvis and katy perry. amazon reaches a settlement over notifying workers about covid cases. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. >> stock futures are pointing to a muted open after three major indices opened lower. today investors will get retail sales data from commerce department. yesterday, the dow lost 12 points, the nasdaq fell seven and s&p nearly a point. amazon agreed to improve the
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way it tracks cases and alerts workers and health officials. the action comes after amazon failed to adequately notify workers often leaving them unable to effectively track the spread of the virus. get ready to shell out more for tyson food products. the company is getting ready to hike up prices. the ceo says, quote, as rates of inflation continue, so will our pricing actions. cracker barrel is helping feed the needy ahead of thanksgiving. teaming up with feeding america to launch the initiative to fight hunger. support community needs and reduce waste.
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the foundation will target rural and underserved communities. >> i've never been to a cracker barrel but i'm going to get on it. >> go. >> it is on my list. thank you so much diane king hall. >> you got it. up next, hospital drama caught on video. a deer in the lobby climbs an escalator seeking help in the er. some are of intensity, others joy. all are of... various: ahhh... listerine. feel the whoa! ready to shine from the inside out? try nature's bounty hair, skin and nails gummies. the number one brand to support beautiful hair, glowing skin, and healthy nails. and try advanced now with two times more biotin. dad, we got this.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a wild scene inside of a bat on rouge hospital. the deer made its way up an escalator. employees were able to hold it down but sadly, the animal had to be youth niced because of injuries. american journalist is happy to be heading home after being released from a prison in myanmar. after spending six months in jail in qatar. sentenced to 11 years of hard labor. after being convicted of several
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crimes. a judge says info wars judge is liable for damages brought by families of the sandy hook shooting. he claimed the sandy hook shooting was a hoax. families sued jones. he has acknowledged that the school shooting did happen. a judge will decide how much damages he should pay. sesame street gets its first asian-american puppet. she's the seven-year-old korean-american muppet. she has two passions, rocking out on her guitar and skate boarding. she will be introduced on thanksgiving morning. comedian al franken about his new tour and the impact of cancel culture on comedy. franke
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our top stories this morning. jury deliberations today in the case of kyle rittenhouse. the 18-year-old is charged with killing two people and wounding a third during a protest in wisconsin last year. his lawyers say he acted in self-defense. officials are bracing for possible unrest when the verdict is announced. president biden and chinese president xi jinping took part in a meeting amid rising tensions between their countries.
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they spoke for more than three hours. they opened saying their goal between of competition between the two countries should not veer into conflict. they say bad fishing is better than a good day at work. for one man, a day on the ocean has become so much more. >> reporter: on a perfect day 11 miles off the florida coast, the fish are biting. for angler william, the water feels like home. for the 15-year-old jeron williams, it is a different story. >> you've never been on a boat? >> no, ma'am. i'm scared. >> he's taken dozens fishing over the years. >> i grew up in a rough school. i was a pretty rough kid when i was their age. the mission began with a neighboror child whosedad
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wasn't around. >> it was a joy to see him catching a fish. >> many like 11-year-old jaden are without fathers. you just get this feeling of freedom. >> it is really special to be out here. >> all are in need. >> what is your reward? >> sorry. if i could just be a light for one kid, it is worth it all. just one more. >> for jeron. lessons of how to reel one in. >> patience is key. >> necessary for fishing. essential for life. >> cbs news, clear water, florida. coming up, al franken stops by to tell us about his new tour and the impact of cancel culture on comedy.
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>> taking us to washington state' olympic pinsula where rising wto some tough choices. and talking to a police officer who is using poetry to reflect on his duty and identity. thanks for watching. i'm anne marie green. have a great day.
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