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year, roughly 9,600. >> we can't continue to go in this direction. >> reporter: these retiring representatives getting out, but not giving up on the institution. >> the american people have got to stop hoping that congress and leaders make the difference. and they've got to demand the difference. >> reporter: both lawmakers told me they fear what congress could look like in 10, 20 years if it doesn't course correct, and they hope voters use this year's midterm to usher in more members who want to work together and restore democracy. norah? >> nikole killion, thank you. and with the first primaries in the midterms just a few months away, states are the next fierce battlegrounds for the future of elections. tonight, cbs' ed o'keefe shows us the fiery debate already playing out in michigan. >> stop the count! >> reporter: the chaotic scene in detroit the day after the 2020 elections. >> the 2020 election is indeed behind us.
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but the war over the future of our democracy continues to escalate. >> reporter: michigan democratic secretary of state jocelyn >> we're facing an uphill pen battle, given the real coordinated, concerted strategy to lie to individuals to achieve political gain. >> what's the biggest lie they're being told? >> that the 2020 election was not accurate. when indeed it was. >> reporter: two-thirds of republicans believe the 2020 election was fraudulent. and cbs news has found at least 31 people who rallied in washington on january 6th are now running for state or federal office. six of them are here in michigan, including jon rocha, who's been endorsed by donald trump. >> on the grounds, we saw people climbing the scaffolding. >> what compelled you to go to washington in the first place? >> i felt there were enough irregularities in the 2020 election, there needed to be redress of grievances. >> reporter: no court in the country found evidence of widespread election fraud. still, republicans in michigan are using a quirk in the state constitution to change election
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laws without the governor's signature. jamie roe runs the michigan group, security my vote, which critics say make it harder to vote by proposing new voter i.d. requirements and preventing officials from sending unsolicited absentee ballots. >> we need to tighten up the way absentee ballots are handled. >> reporter: secretary of state benson called that misguided and unnecessary. >> there is widespread fraud in michigan's elections? >> no. >> reporter: also here in michigan, republicans have been replacing some local gop election officials who certified the 2020 results, sparking fears among democrats and nonpartisan election experts about how ballot counts might go in clowe elections later this year and in 2024. norah? >> ed o'keefe, thank you so much. well, we wanted to put into context what happened here a year ago and what comes next for our democracy. cbs news chief political analyst and our he is dent historian john dickerson.
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john, it's incredible to think we're at these doors where we saw so many pictures of people on january 6th storming the capitol. >> and it's quiet now. this is the way this is supposed to be. a building where immediately you conjure up all the ideas of the men and women who came here to do the people's business, which makes the fact that they were breaking through these windows all that much more of a defilement of what normally goes on here. >> i mean, this is the symbol of democracy worldwide. >> the stability of the structure itself is supposed to speak to the stability of the ideas at the heart of this democracy. and at the beginning, the europeans looked at america, and they laughed. they said, there's no way you're going to peacefully transfer power. and that's what was attacked. that idea that power could be transferred peacefully. >> as someone who has studied so much history and so many presidents, how does the investigation into january 6th
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rank? >> there is no more important investigation than goes to something that is at the heart of the american system. this isn't just a one-time event. if you have a heart attack but you still smoke, and you're still overweight, you're going to have another heart attack. the investigation into january 6th is about whether those habits of democracy are still alive and the things that led to that riot, whether they might lead to another one again. >> john, we mark anniversaries for a reason. usually they're celebrations. this one is not. >> from the minute january 6th happened, there was a debate about what it meant. if there is a debate over the defilement of the u.s. capitol, if people can't come to an agreement that that is out of bounds and that the person who incited it should no longer be a part of the public conversation, then the learning that needs to take place can never take place. >> why do we have to settle that? the justice system is going to take care of the people that stormed this building. they are. >> the way we prepare for the future is by understanding the past. and if we have a messy understanding of january 6th, or
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each side can choose what their understanding of january 6 the is, that means they will look back to the history not for lessons but for weaponry for the next battle to come. >> our conversation with john dickerson. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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hospal now the state is asking the national guard and fema for help. are you worried about us not having enough fellow nurses? >> it's always a worry. >> reporter: nurse lauren boniello says the pandemic has been incredibly difficult as they've lost patients and co-workers to covid. >> in the beginning of the pandemic, we lost an employee. so it was a challenging day. it was a very emotional day. but it was something that we got through together. >> in that moment, what's going through your mind? >> i hope i don't get it. i'm sorry. >> reporter: almost two years later, they're still pushing on. >> we are here for any patient that walks through that door. >> reporter: right now there are 77 covid patients here at holy name. of those in the icu, all but two are unvaccinated. and the two who are have
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>> it's going to you, your second snowstorm in washington, d.c. if you look at where the heavy snow is right now, put up 8 inches into south nashville, it's in virginia with the heaviest snowfall. that is going to push north and east. the computer models, heavy snowfall for new york city, about 4:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. by 7:00 a.m., it's finishing up with snorkss. it pushes north and east, finnish boston around 5:00 p.m. the question is how much snow? washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york city, 3 to 6 inches. for boston, i bump it up a little bit more, 6 to 9 inches. with the exception of you folks in washington, d.c., this really the first snow event for all the east coast big cities. again, you guys are becoming old hat at it in the nation's capital. >> lonnie quinn, thank you. also, there's breaking news tonight about a possible cause of yesterday's deadly fire in philadelphia that killed 12 people, including eight
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we wanted to take a moment tonight to look back at the heroes of january 6th. the greatest among us. when an angry mob descended on the capitol one year ago, it was police officers who put their lives on the line to protect not just lawmakers, but also our democracy. 150 members of law enforcement suffered injuries that day, bearing both physical and invisible scars to this day. there were lawmakers who joined capitol police to keep rioters out. and congressman andy kim, the son of immigrants, picking up the pieces and preserving the legacy of those who came before him. lest we forget the care taerks
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of this majestic building who cleared the broken glass and wiped the blood from the statues. on a day of something so unamerican, they are the reminder that helping one another is what this country stands for. we'll be right back. that is the i do overnight news" for did friday. for some the news continues. for others check back later on "cbs mornings." follow us online at
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reporting from the nation's capital, i'm norah o'donnell. this is "cbs news flash." i'm todd hansen in new york. the supreme court will review two federal policies, a vaccine or test mandate for large companies, a vaccine requirement for health care workers at facilities receiving federal funding. an australian court could serve up a ruling monday on whether novak djokovic can enter the country to compete in the upcoming australian open. the tennis star's visa was cancelled this week after he tried to enter, citing a medical exemption from covid-19 vaccine requirements. this video might send a shiver down your spine. a wyoming trooper responding to a highway crash during snowy conditions when a car veered off the road, nearly hitting him. fortunately, he dove to safety
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just in time. for more news, get the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm todd hansen, cbs news, new york. ♪ good evening and thank you for joining us from the east front of the u.s. capitol, where flags are at half staff in remembrance of one of america's darkest days. just behind me was a candlelight prayer vigil. the insurrection was one of the worst days of injuries for law enforcement since the september 11th attacks. but it was more than the capitol that was attacked. democracy itself was under assault. but in the end, democracy prevailed. those rioters that tried to stop the certification of joe biden's election, well, they failed. members of congress returned to
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the very house floor that had been overrun to finish counting the votes. vice president mike pence confirmed joe biden would be the next president at 3:40 a.m. well, at this moment today, the justice department is pursuing one of the largest fbi investigations in u.s. history. so far, more than 725 defendants have been charged. and tonight the threat may not be over. we're going to have more on homeland security's warning in just a moment. we have a lot of new reporting to get to, and cbs' nancy cordes is here to start off our coverage. >> reporter: president biden did good evening, nancy. >> reporter: good evening, norah. president biden did not hold back, accusing former president trump of spreading dangerous lies to this day to soothe a bruised ego. president biden warned it could lead to more of the kind of political violence we lived through here last year. a twilight vigil tonight on the capitol steps. the same steps that were overrun last january 6th.
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rioters beating, tasing, trampling officers in their zeal to get inside. >> this was an armed insurrection. >> reporter: today at the capitol, president biden blamed one person, his predecessor. >> the former president of the united states of america has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. he's done so because he values power over principle. >> reporter: for two months leading up to that day, president trump had refused to concede, urging supporters to, quote, stop the steal. >> you'll never take back our country with weakness, you have to show strength and you have to be strong. >> reporter: the we'lled-up crowd of 2,000 people set its sights on the house, where vice president mike pence and lawmakers were certifying the election results. more than half a dozen rioters and officers died, and the incident shook the u.s. populace.
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in a recent cbs news poll, two-thirds of americans said they feel democracy itself is under threat. many lawmakers do too. >> there has never been a time in my life where i've been more worried abouis >> reporter: today dozens of democrats shared their memories of that day. >> and then the pounding on the doors. that haunting sound i will never forget. >> reporter: but republicans who initially called out president trump made themselves scarce today. one notable exception, former vice president dick cheney, who joined his daughter, congresswoman liz cheney, in the house chamber today and slammed gop leaders for their absence. >> it's not a leadership that resembles any of the folks i knew when i was here ten years ago. >> reporter: former president trump perpetuated his election lies today in three separate statements, falsely claiming the race was rigged and a crime.
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even now he's urging his supporters to never forget and never give up. president biden urged americans to reject that message. >> you can't love your country only when you win. you can't obey the law only when it's convenient. >> reporter: late today, we learned that vice president kamala harris was among those who had to be evacuated on that day from the democratic national committee headquarters just a few blocks from here. to this day, we don't know who left those pipe bombs at the dnc and rnc buildings, but luckily the timers malfunctioned and the bombs, norah, didn't go off. >> wow. nancy cordes, thank you so much. the justice department has focused on those who stormed the building and the congressional committee is in search of those who helped plan the assault. so far, they've collected more than 30,000 documents and conducted over 300 interviews. we get more now from cbs' scott macfarlane.
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>> reporter: by congressional standards, the committee investigating the capitol attack is moving at the speed of a bullet train. their latest stop, the former vice president. panel member jamie raskin. >> you get any cooperation from vice president pence and his team? >> so far, everything i've heard is we're getting lots of cooperation from vice president pence and his team. i don't think he's been asked to testify quite yet, and so we'll see. >> will that happen? >> well, he was a critical actor. >> reporter: committee members tell cbs news they hope to wrap work by summer and get answers from donald trump. >> there have been reports he was gleefully watching tv and enjoying all the action at the capitol. others are saying, no, he was just passive and didn't do anything. >> reporter: the committee is focusing on a specific window of time, including when trump tweeted moments after congress adjourned and the riot began, mike pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done. and later posting a video telling rioters, among other things, that he loved them and urging they go home. >> you're very special.
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>> reporter: the committee is seeking possible outtakes of that video. then another tweet as a city curfew began about the slipping away of a sacred landslide election. meanwhile the committee itself has become a political wedge issue. disavowed by nearly all republicans except the two sitting on it, including congresswoman liz cheney. >> there are moments when we all have to come together to defend the constitution. >> reporter: the committee is planning primetime hearings, we're told as early as february, to shine a brighter light on what they've found. norah? >> all right, our new congressional correspondent, scott macfarlane, thank you and welcome. tonight millions are in the path of a storm dumping snow from tennessee to boston. the nashville and knoxville areas got 3 to 6 inches of snow. there were numerous accidents. and now the storm is pushing north. cbs' lonnie quinn joins us now. it's headed here, right? >> yeah, it's going to you for your second snowstorm in washington, d.c. but if you look at where that heavy snow is right now, yes, it
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pushed through nashville. put down up to 8 inches outside of nashville. it's right now into west virginia with the heaviest snowfall. by 7:00 a.m., it's finishing up with new york city. it pushes more north and east. it will finnish boston around 5:00 p.m. the question is how much snow? washington, d.c., philadelphia, new york city, 3 to 6-inch range. maybe some areas a little more. boston, bump it up a little mre. i'd say 6 to 9-inch range. with the interception of you folks in washington, d.c., this is the first snow event for all the east coast big cities. you guys are becoming old hat ate it in the nation's capital. >> lonnie quinn, thank you. also, there's breaking news tonight about a possible cause of yesterday's deadly fire in philadelphia that killed 12 people, including eight children. investigators believe a 5-year-old child may have been playing with a lighter near a christmas tree in one of those units.
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♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." >> i'm erroll barnett in washington. thanks for staying with us. a year and a day after the january 6th assault on the capitol, the fbi continues to track down those involved. it is the biggest manhunt in u.s. history, and it has produced results. so far, more than 700 people have been charged with various crimes for their alleged actions that day. the investigation involves hundreds of agents scouring thousands of hours of video and online posts, and their work has been helped greatly by a group of dedicated civilians. these amateur sleuths have taken it upon themselves to help track
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down the perpetrators. >> reporter: these so-called sedition hunters are amateur detectives who come from all walks of life. a teacher who squeezed in research between classes. a union worker, even a grandmother. but they all have one thing in common. the horror that they felt on january 6th. that day is seared in so many minds. mobs of rioters pummeling and beating police officers. and trying to breach capitol doors. >> i was watching all these people hurt officers, desecrate congress. and no one was getting arrested. >> reporter: what this woman saw on january 6th motivated her to do something. we aren't identifying her because, like others working to identify rioters, she's concerned about her safety. >> what happened means something to you? >> well, a democracy is only as healthy as its citizenry.
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and democracy, its citizens have to care. they have to care about the rule of law. >> reporter: wading through tens of thousands of images produced that day, this politically independent grandmother joined the crowdsource collaborative movement of sedition hunters almost immediately. was there one in particular that sickened you? >> cave man, who beat office miller with the flag. pretty much anyone in the tunnel that day. participated in mass mob violence. >> reporter: john scott realton was closely watching the attack. >> one image stopped me in my tracks, a picture of a man wearing body armor, holding a clutch of temporary restraints in the visitors chamber of the senate. i mgod, what is going on at the capitol of my country? >> reporter: real aton, an internet researchers, focused on hacking and disinformation, got to work trying to identify the masked man. >> looking at the image, what is
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this guy wearing? what's he carrying? how does he move? and through that process, which we call open source investigation, ultimately we got to an entity. >> reporter: realton motivated others to start sifting through the mountains of evidence available on tv and social media. >> people began joining groups and collaborating with each other. that ultimately led to some really remarkable discoveries and successes. >> to me, it sounds like finding a needle in a haystack. >> it's like finding a needle in a haystack of needles. >> reporter: some of the sedition hunters would work with images just focusing on tracking people in the crowds. others focused on building timelines or geolocating individuals in maps. >> looking at the picture, what's in the background? where do i think the person who took the picture is standing? what else in that video corresponds to a time period i already know? >> reporter: they established ethical guidelines what was not to do. for example, they don't name individuals before an arrest has been made. the group's findings, including
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nicknames they gave to rioters, have ended up in charging documents and fbi case agents continue to ask for the public's help. >> any assistance in this kind is really vital. >> reporter: former fbi agent katherine sweit says the sedition hunters' work has undoubtedly led to faster results. >> it is by far the largest number of people that the fbi has ever had to investigate. the fact that the citizens are stepping up is taking the time period and shrinking it down substantially. >> reporter: still, there remain more than 250 people wanted by the fbi for allegedly assaulting federal officers, and ultimately the number of arrests could more than double. >> you know that old saying, many hands make light work? >> reporter: with the help of the sedition hunters. >> grandma's got a new hobby. she's got a gardening hobby in the spring, summer, fall. sedition hunting hobby in the wintertime. if i, a simple little old gray-haired grandma, can do
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this, anyone can. >> jeff, thank you. nobody knows how many so-called sedition hunters are out there but they've amassed images hoping others can track down the hundreds of rioters that have yet to be identified. meanwhile, members of congress continue to face death threats. kris van cleave has more. >> i hope your family in dies in front of you. i pray to god if you've got children they die in your face. >> do you get calls like that a lot? >> i do. we get several a week. >> reporter: congresswoman debbie dingell says threats like this ramped up after former president trump acc attacked her and her late husband john at a campaign rally in december 2019. >> debbie dingell, that's a real be beauty. >> he made very comments about john looking up from hell. and i was just stunned by it. >> reporter: it's not only verbal abuse. in november her dearborn, michigan, office was vandalized.
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>> i had men in front of my house with assault weapons. after tucker carlson had done a rant on me. >> what is the impact on debbie the person, not the congresswoman? >> i'm trying not to let it get to me. but it doesn't mean that some nights when you're home and alone, and you don't hve the husband you love anymore, you don't get scared. >> do you worry by talking to us, you're going to get more threats? >> probably. >> i don't think most people understand the amount of vitriol, the challenging communications, a member of conress and their staff would get at any given time. >> reporter: for over 20 years, ph.d. psychologist mario scalera has worked with capitol police, analyzing threats made against lawmakers. >> we're seeing more people out there putting out more threatening rhetoric. we're seeing more people out there justifying violence in their rhetoric. this is the most concern i've ever had in 20 years. >> reporter: roughly 9,600 threats were referred to the
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department last year alone. about 1,000 more than they saw in 2020. >> you will never [ bleep ]! >> reporter: cbs news obtained more than a dozen voicemails targeting both sides. california democrat adam schiff. >> shifty schiff. i will put a bullet in your [ bleep ] forehead. >> reporter: michigan republican fred upton. >> you're a [ bleep ] of [ bleep ] traitor. i hope you die, i hope everybody in your [ bleep ] family dies. >> reporter: he says the rise in threats is a direct reflection of our current political discourse. do you feel you can keep up? >> we're being stretched. let's be blunt, we're being stretched. we're keeping up, but this is not an ideal situation. >> reporter: in new york, this man pleaded not guilty to making a terroristic threat after he allegedly left a dead rat with a noose around its neck on the doorstep of republican tom reid. the brother of democrat hakeem jerrys was threatened by a california man claiming to be armed and nearby. we played this threatening
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voicemail. >> hey, dumb [ bleep ]. >> reporter: left for wyoming representative cynthia dolores. >> you committed [ bleep ] treason, i will [ bleep ] kill you, i will [ bleep ] kill you. >> where's the red flag? >> someone is making a direct threat to life. and they're expressing that they want to carry it out. and that they're willing to carry it out. that is going to get our serious and due attention. >> reporter: the sender, a 52-year-old laramie man, is now serving 18 months in prison. where does behavior move from protected speech to a criminal threat? >> a threat to life is not protected speech. plain and simple. >> reporter: last year the capitol police flagged about 460 such threats. >> we're keeping up, but it's a challenge. >> reporter: chief tom manger is tasked with remaking the capitol police. are lawmakers in the capital, are they more at risk today than they were a year ago? >> i don't know if it's more. but it's at a level that it's
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higher that than it should be. >> reporter: threats rise when members of congress take rhetorical aim at colleagues, such as likening congresswoman omar to a suicide bomber. omar playing this one publicly. >> [ bleep ] you will not live much longer. i can almost guarantee you that. >> these are the kinds of threats that we get on a daily basis. >> warrant! >> reporter: capitol police gave us exclusive access to the training its officers now get as the department looks to directly investigate more of these threats and rely less on other agencies. how learned are you that somebody's going to get hurt? >> very concerned. i'm concerned about everybody's safety. understand at a moment's notice, at a moment's notice, something could happen that we're not anticipating. >> reporter: his intelligence unit has doubled the number of analysts available to monitor the threat landscape, especially online. and the agency is looking to add 280 new officers this year. >> if we want to really get to a
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point where we want to be, where we should be, it's going to take more time to get more people in place. >> reporter: dingell believes to change course, voters need to hold politicians accountable for their tone at the polls. >> we all need to think about what we're saying to each other what we're doing to each other. you know who i really worry about? is the kids. the young people in our office who believe in public service, who believe in our democracy, who are frequently the ones that hear those messages first. >> reporter: the capitol police is opening field offices to investigate these threats more efficiently. the first two are in florida and california. the states where they say the most threats originate. >> kris van cleave reporting. you're watching the "cbs overnight news." try pepto bismol with a powerful coating action. for fast and soothing relief. pepto bismol for fast relief when you need it most. (computer keys clicking) (mouse clicks) - shriners hospitals for children is awesome!
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so much for the covid-19 pounds as they call it. many people say they put that on during the pandemic. but as it turns out, some folks got healthier. who are they? here's ian lee. >> reporter: when covid shut everything down, lily hutchinson had time on her hands. >> i really actually used that time in the pandemic to exercise as much as i could. >> reporter: with gyms closed across the uk, she biked at home until they reopened. >> welcome to your wednesday athletics session. >> reporter: amber nakamura taught classes online until she was back in her london studio. >> we've definitely seen a much wider group of people coming in. >> reporter: she also noticed many newcomers shared something in common. >> i think that probably scared and motivated a lot to just get
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in, work on their fitness levels, try to improve that overall health. >> reporter: these stories aren't unique. in the world's largest nutrition study with nearly 1 million volunteers in the u.s. and uk, researchers saw something they didn't expect during the pandemic. >> our research showed that for a large proportion of the population, it was actually an impetus to get healthier. >> reporter: scientists found 32% of participants pushed themselves, losing an average of nearly nine pounds. 33% ate more fruits and vegetables. 22% snacked less. >> the people that started off before the pandemiced with the least healthy diet and lifestyle behaviors went on to lose weight rather than gain weight, to improve their diet, to increase their physical activity, to improve their sleep habits. >> reporter: lily also noticed more than a physical change. >> mental rewards i get from it after are just beyond worth it. >> reporter: the pandemic giving some the time to focus on
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getting fit, both physically and mentally. ian lee, cbs news, london. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm erroll barnett. this is "cbs news flash." i'm tom hanson in new york. the federal court will review two cases, two l policies, a vaccine or test mand test mandate for l companies, a vaccine requirement for health care workers at faci funding. an australian court could serve up a ruling monday on whether novak djokovic can enter the country to compete in the upcoming australian open. the tennis star's visa was cancelled this week after he tried to enter, citing a medical exemption from covid-19 vaccine requirements. this video might send a shiver down your spine. a wyoming trooper responding to a highway crash during snowy conditions when a car veered off the road, nearly hitting him. fortunately, he dove to safety just in time. for more news, get the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv.
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i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's friday, january 7th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." vaccine showdown. the supreme court will hear challenges today to federal vaccination rules. what's at stake as the u.s. deals with rising covid cases and hospitalizations. bomb cyclone. the east coast is getting hit with snow, wind, and freezing temperatures. how this winter blast is already causing headaches. i will defend this nation. i will allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy. >> fiery speech. president biden marks the one-year anniversary of the capitol riot. his scathing words about former president trump, the man he blames for the attack. well, good morning, and good


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