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for more news, dial the cbs news app on your c l phone or it's it's friday, january 21st, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." vaccinating children. more kids are catching covid as they wait to get approved for a shot. the possible timeline for those under 5. closing in. the january 6 committee wants to talk with ivanka trump. the testimony they say proves she has key knowledge about that day. just mark my words, this is not one off. this is organized theft. >> train thefts. piles of debris are left behind after thieves ransack cargo containers. the new strategy to hunt down the looters. good morning, and good to be
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with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with new urgency to protect young children in the fight against covid. more than 981,000 children caught the virus from january 6th to the 13th. that's triple the number of cases compared to two weeks prior. dr. anthony fauci said the fda could authorize pfizer's vaccine for kids under the age of 5 within the next month. he believes they'll need three doses to provide a strong immune response. some hospitals are getting much-needed relief. 25 members of the military arrived at a hospital in newark, new jersey, yesterday to help with staffing shortages. employees there are urging people to get vaccinated and wear masks which remains a heated issue. laura podesta is in new york with more. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. hospitals here in new york city, one in brooklyn and another in the bronx, are also getting military help soon. it's not a permanent solution. the service members will be working at the hospitals for about a month, but it is a
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much-needed assist for the nurses and doctors we know have been overwhelmed by the omicron variant which is still so prevalent. and we're continuing to see pushback from many who don't want to get the vaccine or even wear masks. an american airlines flight from miami to london was forced to turn around wednesday after a passenger refused to wear a mask. >> we were about an hour and a half into it and had to come back. >> reporter: the woman in her 40s wouldn't comply with the federal mask mandate. she was not arrested but is on the airline's no-fly list. >> there was an extreme incident with a passenger, and they had to turn around. >> reporter: the faa says there have been 92 incidents of unruly passengers related to face masks this year. >> it's a costly decision on the airline's part to turn the plane around, and we'll see if that cost is actually put on the passenger. >> reporter: while masks help prevent the spread of covid-19,
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the new data shows vaccinations are the best tool for preventing severe illness. according to the cdc, unvaccinated people 50 and older are at least 44 times more likely to end up in the hospital than those fully vaccinated and boosted. >> there is a war going on in our hospitals against this virus. >> reporter: becky hultberg is the president of the oregon association of hospitals. she says staffing shortages are among the problems facing hospitals nationwide. >> schools have gone remote. businesses have shut down. but that is not an option for a hospital. >> reporter: 8.8 million americans called out of work between december 29th and january 10th because they either had covid or were looking after someone infected. that's triple the amount from one month ago. and that n number, nearly nine million people who called out sick, was the highest number since the census bureau started taking the survey in april, 2020. the previous peak was 6.6 million in january, 2021. >> wow. laura podesta in new york. thank you very much.
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well, sad news breaking overnight. singer meatloaf has died. a statement on his official facebook page said he died last night with his wife by his side. the cause of death has not been released. meatloaf, whose real name is marvin lee day, sold more than 100 million albums. "bat out of hell" is one of the top ten best selling of all time including "paradise by the dashboard light." his biggest hit was "i'd do anything for love, but i won't do that," which earned him a grammy. he also appeared in the movie "the rocky horror picture show." he was 74 years old. diplomatic efforts to ease tensions with russia over a possible military invasion of ukraine continue today in geneva. that's where secretary of state antony blinken is meeting with russia's foreign minister. yesterday president biden tried to clarify remarks about a possible russia invasion. he said that any russian troop movements across ukraine's border could constitute an invasion. on wednesday, mr. biden said the
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u.s. might be okay with a, quote, minor incursion by russia into ukrainian territory. the house committee investigating the january 6 capitol riot wants to speak to ivanka trump. she's one of the people who asked then-president trump to call off the rioters that day. scott macfarlane explains. >> reporter: one year to the day after donald trump departed the white house, his daughter ivanka has been asked to come back to washington. the january 6 committee wants to know exactly what ivanka trump heard in the oval office when her father spoke with mike pence by phone that morning urging him to block certification of president biden's win and what she may have done to stop him. >> we have testimony from other witnesses that ms. trump was sent in to persuade her father to issue a statement, to try and call off the riot. we'd like to know more about that. >> reporter: the committee has information the former president recorded outtakes of his january 6 video message to rioters in which he did not ask them to leave.
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>> go home and go home in peace. >> reporter: a spokesperson for ivanka trump did not address that claim or whether she would comply writing, as she stated that day at 3:15 p.m., any security breach of law enforcement is unacceptable. new texts released from january 7th show fox news host sean hannity giving white house press secretary kayleigh mcenany tips for the president. no more stolen election talk, no more crazy people. yes, 100%, she responds. also new potential trouble from the former president as a georgia prosecutor recommend a special grand jury be convened to investigate whether the former president tried to overturn georgia's 2020 election results. scott macfarlane, cbs news, washington. parts of the southeast are bracing for a winter blast that's bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain. the governors of north carolina, south carolina, and virginia have declared states of emergency ahead of the latest winter storm. some areas could get more than
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five inches of snow. a number of schools have also canceled classes and after-school activities. authorities are warning of power outages and below-freezing temperatures. there's new video from a security camera showing the moment a suspected gas explosion and fire leveled a three-story row home in new york city on tuesday. a 77-year-old woman was killed.g five police officers. video showed flames shooting out of the building. the cause of the explosion is under investigation. and california governor gavin newsom is vowing to crack down on thieves who have been raiding cargo containers aboard trains in los angeles. railroad tracks are blanketed with thousands of discarded boxes from the trains. yesterday, newsom joined a cleanup crew filling trash bags with cardboard from the stolen packages that were being transported to retailers -- from
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retailers, rather, to people across the u.s. >> i see what you see. i see what you've been covering. i see what everybody's seen, asking myself what the hell is going on. looked like a third-world country. >> newsom said his new budget proposal includes funds to expand a retail theft task force. it was created last year in the wake of smash-and-grab robberies at stores throughout the state. so coming up, covid and conception. a new study reveals how the virus can temporarily impact male fertility. and later -- whthe singosy.realry.poeagy. gas residency just one d re it pposedo art. this is the "cbs i'm 53, but in my mind i'm still 35. that's why i take oste bi-flex to keep me moving the way i was made to, it nourishes and strengthens
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school reopens after a deadly shooting rampage in november. a student at oxford high school is accused of killing four students and wounding several other people. during a virtual town hall earlier this month, school officials said that the changes could include ammunition-sniffing dogs and random security sweeps in parking lots and on school buses, and they said there's been extensive physical renovations at the school since the shooting. there's new research on how covid can decrease male fertility, and california is getting help for wildfires. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "los angeles times" reports vice president harris will be in california today to announce the federal government is giving the state $600 million in disaster funds to help recover from devastating wildfires. the administration says the vice president will also highlight plans to spend an additional $5 billion to combat, prevent, and prepare for wildfires. last year's wildfire season was among the worst in the state's history. "usa today" says a study
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shows covid vaccines do not affect a couple's chances of getting pregnant, but catching the virus might. researchers at boston university studied more than 2,000 couples, and they found no differences in their chances of conception if either partner was vaccinated compared to unvaccinated couples. but they found that men's fertility rates diminished up to 60 days after contracting covid. and "the new york times" says a sprawling coral reef resembling roses was discovered off the coast of tahiti. deep sea diving scientists said they found the almost two-mile-long reef hidden between 100 and 300 feet below the surface. they describe it as a remarkably well-preserved reef, and it appeared to be largely unscathed by climate change. >> it's impressive to find such system in a very good state of health at that sort of depth. >> climate change poses a significant threat to coral reefs. scientists want to learn why
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this coral reef seems so resilient. well, still to come, some smart cookies. how the girl scouts solved a supply chain problem affecting one of their new cookies.
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ on the cbs "money watch," there's a warning about leachco baby loungers, and the girl scouts cook up a solution to a supply chain issue impacting one of their cookies. diane king hall is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, happy friday, anne-marie. stock futures are pointing to a mostly lower open this morning after another down day on wall street yesterday. a late-afternoon selloff wiped out gains from earlier in the day.
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shares of netflix sank in late trading after the company fell short of expectations for new subscribers in the fourth quarter. taking a look at the broader market, the dow dropped 313 points. the nasdaq tumbled 186, and the s&p 500 fell 50. the government has issued a warning on certain infant loungers. the consumer product safety commission wants families to stop using some products by leachco. the agency says the podster, podster blush bummzie and playtime can lead to suffocation. the warning comes after the deaths of a 17 day-old-baby and 4-month-old. in a statement, leachco defended not recalling the item saying the products are safe for lounging, not for sleeping. peloton is trying to get back on track ahead of the a report said the fitness company was going to temporarily halt production because of lower demand. shares dropped nearly 24% on the day due to the news. but last night peloton's ceo john foley said the report was
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false, incomplete, and out of context. and cookie crisis is averted. even the girl scouts can't escape the supply chain crisis. a labor disruption temporarily caused a shortage of adventurefuls, the newest cookie. only certain markets were affected including the washington, d.c., area. at first sales of the sweet treat were going to be capped, but the girl scouts found more bakers to meet demand for adventurefuls. it's a brownie-inspired cookie with carmel flavored cream topped with a hint of sea salt. so whew, that's what i have to say. >> yeah because that sounds good. i have to call up my supplier or supplier's mom. she doesn't have a phone, she's only 9. i'll talk to mom, put some aside. >> i love it. >> diane king hall in new york. diane, happy friday. >> happy friday. well, up next, rap icons unite.
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covid is forcing singer adele to postpone her las vegas residency which was supposed to start today. the 15-time grammy winner was scheduled to begin a three-month series of concerts at the caesar's palace hotel. in an emotional video yesterday, she apologized and said half her crew was sick with covid. she also said the pandemic has caused delivery delays. >> i'm sorry it's so last minute. we've been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out and -- we've run out of time. and i'm so upset and i'm really embarrassed. and i'm so sorry to everyone that's traveled -- >> the shows will be adele's first live performances since 2017. she said that they will be rescheduled. queen elizabeth is looking
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for some help to tidy up. a job posting says that her majesty's royal palace in scotland is hiring a part-time housekeeper. it is a 20-hour-per-week job that pays minimum wage, about 3 hr. but it does come with some benefits including 33 days of paid vacation. the listing says no previous housekeeping experience is necessary. and the super bowl is a little more than three weeks away, and we're getting a preview of the star-studded halftime show. ♪ >> the video trailer dropped showing the performers including snoop dogg, eminem, mary j. blige, kendrick lamar, and dr. dre. we see the artists leaving their daily lives to meet up at sofi stadium. you can see the halftime show
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when the super bowl airs on february 13th. going to be a great show. coming up on "cbs mornings," how apple air tags are being used to stop people. "inside edition's" deborah norville will explain. "inside edition's" deborah norville will explain. it goes on clear. no mess just soothing comfort. try new vicks vapostick. a jelly bean that's good for you? nature's bounty introduces new jelly bean vitamins. good-for-you nutrients in a tastier for you form. more sweet dreams. more flavorful immune support. new nature's bounty jelly beans. live bountifully. ♪♪ ♪♪ for the power of a deep clean in minutes try mr. clean clean freak ♪♪
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our top stories this morning -- singer meatloaf has died. a statement on his official facebook page said that he died last night with his wife by his side. a cause of death has not been released. meatloaf, whose real name is marvin lee aday, sold more than 100 million albums. "bat out of hell" is one of the top-ten bestselling albums of all time. meatloaf was 74 years old. and dr. anthony fauci says the fda could authorize pfizer's covid vaccine for kids under the age of 5 in the next month. he says they'll likely need three doses. covid cases among children are spiking. almost one million kids tested positive for the virus between january 6th and the 13th. that's triple the number compared to two weeks before.
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opening statements are expected to begin monday in the federal trial of three former police officers in minnesota. they are facing charges in connection with the george floyd case. mola lenghi reports from st. paul. >> reporter: security teams patrolled the federal courthouse in st. paul where a jury has been selected in the trial of three former minneapolis police officers. thomas lane, j. alexander kueng, and tou thao are facing charges for their part in the deadly arrest of george floyd. the three men are accused of willfully depriving floyd of his civil rights while their colleague, derek chauvin, kneeled on his neck. >> find the defendant guilty -- >> reporter: courtroom cameras captured the moment chauvin was convicted of murder last year. this trial will not be broadcast. attorney and legal analyst joe tamburino -- what is the defense's argument? >> it's twofold. one, they did not willfully try to violate the rights of mr. floyd. and secondly, that they had no
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part in what mr. chauvin was doing. >> reporter: video of the deadly 2020 encounter shows the three defendants at the scene as chauvin kneels on floyd's neck. lane and kueng had been patrol officers less than a week. at the heart, whether the defendants could and should have been tried to stop chauvin. at least one juror has been excused after saying he made a personal choice to stop watching the video of floyd's arrest. floyd's partner courtney ross says the three officers are as responsible as chauvin. >> they all took part in this. they all killed him. >> reporter: the former officers have all pleaded not guilty. if convicted, they could face up to life in prison. mola lenghi, cbs news, st. paul, minnesota. coming up only on "cbs mornings," we'll hear from a woman who's suing facebook over the murder of her brother as she challenges a controversial law protecting social media companies. plus, gayle king's exclusive interview with anjanette young, a chicago woman who was wrongly
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targeted in a police raid in 2019. and how apple air tags are being used to stalk people. "inside edition's" deborah norville explains how to protect yourself. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great weekend. ♪
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