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for more news download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's tuesday december 21, 2021. this is the cbs morning news. omicron sweeps the u.s. covid cases hits a one-year high as we learn about president biden who came close to a staffer who tested positive for the virus. nhl on pause. the league is the first to shut down. how long players will remain off the ice. >> build back later. democrats with their next move for the biden social spending plan. good morning and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president biden will address the
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administration today on his administration's efforts now fuelled by the covid variant. there were 253,000 covid cases yesterday. the most since last january. president biden will be tested tomorrow after coming into contact with a staffer who later tested positive. >> the staffer was around the president for about 30 minutes on air force one. he has tested negative twice since sunday. meanwhile, the first omicron-elated death reported in harris county. he was unvaccinated and had underlying health condition. >> this virus is spiking cases across the country and here in new york as well with long lines for people to get tested.
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>> the omicron variant, less than a month to become the predominant strain. the cdc said it was responsible for 73% of the country's new cases. in some areas,he number can be higher. >> that is steeper than anything we've seen previously. >> washington d.c. with an indoor mask mandate. los angeles canceled in person new year's eve and new york city may follow suit. >> it moves fast. we have to move faster. >> the cdc says unvaccinated individuals are 20 times more likely to die from covid. than all those who have received all their shots. some health care workers said they've decided to stop trying to convince those.
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them with the monoclonal antibody therapy and hope they don't die. >> the president is expected to emphasize the need to get more shots and boosters into people's arms. the nhl has had to postpone the season. they'll suspend play wednesday through saturday resuming on monday. at least 49 games had to be suspended this season. ahead on cbs mornings, we'll talk with dr. fauci about the spread of the omicron variant and what to expect over the next month. >> senate democrats want to vote on president biden's build back better plan early next year despite the loss of crucial support from the senator. >> the white house refusing to give up on the top legislative
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priority. >> we are going to continue to take steps and work like hell to get it done. >> joe manchin dashed any steps for the pass. >> i cannot continue with this piece of legislation. i just can't. >> it stunned the white house. they called it a breach of the his commitment to the president. the senator blamed white house staff without details. >> they put some things out that are inexcusable. >> and the far left. >> i'm from west virginia. i'm not from where they're from and they think they can just >> nearly $2 trillion to expand climate change, child care and
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family care. progressives quickly renounced man chin saying they were warned they might do this. >> i am completely disgusted by his running. joo >> they said the democratic leaders need to take the kid gloves off. >> we have every right to be furious with joe manchin but it is really up to leader ship in the democratic party who made the decision to get us to this juncture and how we are going to move forward. >> cbs news learned president biden and senator manchin spoke by phone on sunday. no word of the details of that conversation. we are hearing from vice president harris about the build back better plan. she's hoping it can still pass and she spoke exclusively with our margaret brennan. >> i refuse to get caught up in what might be personal politics when the people waking up at 3:00 in the morning worried about how they are going to get by could careless about the
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politics of d.c. >> you don't have personal feelings about this? >> i don't have any special issues. you can watch more of the interview with the vice president this morning. jury deliberations are under way in the sex trafficking trial of gill maxwell. prosecutors argued she helped jeffery epstein. the defense claimed she's a scapegoat. and day two in the jury deliberation in the kim potter trial. she said she accidentally reached for her gun instead of a tazer when she shot and killed daunte wright. >> and deciding the fate of elizabeth holmes. if convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison. the pentagon updated its
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rules to address extremist activity in the military. a year after a number of former service members took part in the riot at the capitol. the rules are more specific about social media. service members are prohibited from liking or posting extremist views or supporting the overthrow of the government. coming up, escape from haiti. new details about a missionary group. a group of a daring get away. former trump revealed, he got an extra dose of the vaccine. his reaction when some of the crowd booed him. this is the cbs morning news. bs. silver jewelry gifts for $17.59... and, earn kohl's cash! kohl's.
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the ohio based religious group said they made a daring escape breaking down a door and hiking for miles. they had an infant and other children with them. they were part of a group of 17 kidnapped in october. five other captives were freed earlier. former president trump got a mixed reaction when he revealed he received a covid booster. and a governor confirms he has covid. maryland governor larry hogan tested positive for covid despite being fully vaccinated and receiving a booster shot. the 65-year-old governor announcing he received a positive test as part of his regular testing. hogan who is a cancer survivor said he was experiencing cold-like symptoms. he said he would continue to quarantine and work from home.
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>> former president trump was booed when he said he received the booster shot. >> both the president and i were vaxed and did you get the booster? >> yes. >> i got it too. >> don't. don't. a very tiny group over there. joo >> on a live stop with former fox host bill o'reilly. he cheered after saying no one should be forced and there should be no mandate. mr. trump was hospitalized with covid last year. house speaker pelosi announced plans of a solemn observance of the anniversary of the deadly january 6 insurrection at the u.s. capitol. in a letter, pelosi wrote there would be a
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full program of events january 6 including an evening prayer vigil. still ahead, new trouble for chris noth and the actor is dropped from the show following allegations. chris and the actor is dropped from the show following allegations.
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here is a look here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. >> hello, peter. >> spiderman, no way home is breaking records. now holds the title for the second biggest box office opening ever. earned $260 million. only 2019 avenger's end game,
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one of the biggest block busters of all time opened to bigger numbers. >> some dry shampoo sprays are being recalled. the sign of the new year arriving in time square. good morning. stock futures are indicating a higher open after a dismal day in the regular session. investors were shook by swelling omicron. the dow say sank 433 points. the nasdaq fell. and the s&p 500 lost 252 points. procter & gamble is issuing a recall of products known for containing amounts of penzen under the panteenn, aussie and
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and herbal essences brands. they alerted retailers and asked them to remove the recall products from shelves. the biden administration is taking major steps to battle climate change saying it will tighten foot emission standards model year.rucks for the 2026 the move will redirect a new year imee.e standard the seven-foot tall 2022 numerals arrived yesterday. they came all the way to new york city from california. the numbers have nearly 600 led bulbs and will be on display until noon on thursday. the mayor will make a decision by christmas on whether to scale back the big bash due to the surging covid cases.
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it looks beautiful, i'll be watching from home though. >> i was going to say, if they scale back stuff. doesn't change my tradition one bit. my tradition has always been to watch it from some place very warm and comfortable like my couch. >> nice and toasty. >> thank you so much. so up next, a new addition to the white house family. meet president biden's new puppy who already knows a few tricks. flush who already knows a few tricks. waaaay longer than detergent alone. pour a cap of downy unstopables into your washing machine before each load. and enjoy fresher smelling laundry. if you want laundry to smell fresh for weeks make sure you have downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters. shop online for downy unstopables, including our new, lighter scent.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the actor is out of the cbs series, the equalizer." cbs and universal said noth will no longer be a part of filming. after two women came forward claiming the actor sexually assaulting them in 2004 and 2017. he says both encounters were consensual noth will appear in reruns and one upcoming episode that's already been taped. several vaccinated nfl players who did not have any
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symptoms reportedly tested positive on the first day of the week's targeted testing. a person familiar with the results said overall 47 players were placed on the league's reserve covid list, the most in one day. players who test positive must quarantine until they are cleared to return. >> the cast of harry potter is together. harry potter, 20th anniversary, return to hogwarts. >> one of the highlights is when i had to pretend. i still have the teeth. i'll put them in, if you want. >> showing the cast reminiscing. emma watson wipes back tears when she talks about the bond they all have. the reunion begins in january. president biden and the first lady welcomed a new dog to the white house. a three-month old pure bred german sheppard named commander.
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as aift om the biden's brotheand sistern- one of the other dogs was sent to live with friends after two accounts of biting at the white house and their dog champ died in june at the age of 13. coming up, talking about his kennedy center honor for berry gordy. i'm anne-marie green. this is the cbs morning news. gordy. i'm anne-marie green. this is the cbs morning news.
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tour top stories this our top stories this morning. president biden will address the nation about how his
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administration plans to battle a surge of coast cases after mr. biden came in close contact with a staff member who later tested positive. the president has tested negative twice since sunday. the omicron variant is now the most dominant strain. more than 250,000 cases were reported. the cdc said unvaccinated individuals are 20 times more likely to die from covid than those who have received all of their shots. the volcano eruption in the canary islands may be over. scientists are keeping a close eye as it returns to the slum b ber. >> one scoop at a time. the house emerges from volcanic ash. spanish soldiers help clear months of debris. >> the truth is, this is very difficult cleaning up while hoping the volcano stays quiet. >> for three months, lava spewed destroying thousands of homes and lively hoods.
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now it is back asleep. scientists have reported no activity. they believe the magma underground is cooling. it seems like a christmas miracle. it is a great feeling the eruption is over says this banana farmer. >> spanish police have a new mission helping reunite lost pets with owners. >> we found the pets crossing the lava. they approached us. we gave them food and water while checking to see if they have a microchip so we can return them. >> efforts to return rebuilding the island and spain's capital came early. over the weekend, thousands of runners participated in a charity race raising money and sending a holiday message, they are not alone. the eruption on la palma lasted 86 days, the longest in
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the island's recorded history and destroying nearly 3,000 buildings. coming up, the importance of food banks this season. we'll hear from a family in minnesota about how they and other families depend on the food pantries. and we'll talk to dr. fauci about the spread of omicron and breakthrough cases in vaccinated people. and talking to motown founder berry gordy. that's the cbs morning news for this tuesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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