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in winnings. for more news download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm to it's thursday, january 27th, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." ready to retire. supreme court justice stephen breyer is expected to announce he's stepping down. the top candidates to replace him and why it would be historic. diplomatic discussions. the u.s. offers a way out for russia as it threatens to invade ukraine. what may impact the timing of a possible attack. bracing for a nor'easter. major snow and hurricane-force winds could hit the northeast this weekend. the preparations under way for the big storm. good morning, and good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the expected announcement today from supreme court justice stephen breyer that he will retire this summer.
the 83-year-old is the senior member of the supreme court's liberal wing. his departure gives president biden a chance to make his first nomination to the high court and an opportunity to make good on a campaign promise to appoint the first black female justice. debra alfarone is on capitol hill with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. it is a chance to make history. and if history is any guide at all, the fight to confirm president biden's pick will likely be an intense process here on capitol hill. today, supreme court justice stephen breyer is expected to announce his retirement at the whwhite house. >> let him make whatever statement he's going to make -- >> reporter: president biden declined to comment further as the news broke yesterday, but the president made this declaration on the campaign trail in 2020 -- >> i'm looking forward to making sure there's a black woman on the supreme court. >> reporter: the top candidates are all sitting judges. the front-runner, 51-year-old
federal appeals court judge ketanji brown jackson. a harvard law school graduate and former law clerk for justice breyer. >> thank you very much, mr. president -- >> reporter: the 83-year-old breyer, a liberal, was nominated by president clinton in 1994. he's faced some pressure to retire while democrats control congress over concerns a republican senate would block any future nomination. >> when exactly i should retire or will retire has many complex parts to it. i think i'm aware of most of them. >> reporter: breyer will likely stay on the bench until the end of the court's term this summer, then all eyes will be right here on capitol hill for an intense confirmation process. >> we want to get this done as soon as possible. >> reporter: three republicans voted to confirm jackson to her current position including maine's susan collins. >> we can take our time, have hearings, go through the process. >> reporter: breyer's replacement will not change the
court's ideological balance, a 6-3 conservative majority. so it wouldn't change the idealogy, but it would change the face of the court. in its history, there have been more than 100 white male justices and only two african american justices, both men. anne-marie? >> debra alfarone on capitol hill. thank you very much. well the u.s. is condemning yet another north korean missile launch. south korea says the north fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea overnight. it's the sixth round of missile tests this month. the state department says north korea's tests are in violation of multiple u.n. security council resolutions. >> there's no diplomatic breakthrough yet in the standoff between the u.s. and ukraine. the u.s. made an offer to deescalation the situation, but russia is showing off more military muscle ahead of a possible invasion. margaret brennan reports. >> reporter: with more russian fighter jets positioned in
neighboring belarus within striking distance of ukraine, six u.s. fighter jets arrived to the region ahead of an attack that the u.s. estimates could come in the next three weeks. >> that's what's really causing all the tensions now is this very, very big build-up of forces, very combat credible forces that he has along that border with ukraine and belarus. >> reporter: the u.s. and nato offered vladimir putin a way out. the u.s. ambassador to moscow issued a written response to the demand that nato halt for expansion and never allow former soviet states including ukraine to join the alliance. >> there's no change, there will be no change. >> reporter: secretary blinken said no such concessions will be made, but the u.s. did put an offer on the table. was this just to show you tried? >> as we've said, the placement of offensive missile systems in ukraine, military exercises and maneuvers in europe, all of these things would address i think mutual concerns including concerns stated by russia and
advanced collective security. >> reporter: 8,500 u.s. troops were put on high alert for near-term deployment in case diplomacy fails. nato's secretary general said 5,000 allied forces to set to go. >> we have plans in place that we can activate, execute on very short notice. >> reporter: no one is quite sure what vladimir putin will do. next week he is set to travel to china for the start of the olympic games. and the state department says that may impact timing of an attack. >> i think that probably president xi jinping would not be ecstatic if putin those that moment to invade ukraine. that may affect his timing and his thinking. >> that was margaret brennan reporting. moscow still denies that it will invade ukraine, and the president of ukraine is downplaying the threat, telling citizens there is no reason to panic. well, the federal mandate for millions of health care workers to get vaccinated against covid begins today. the rule will first start in states that did not challenge the mandate.
it will take effect next month for 25 other states that filed lawsuits. the u.s. supreme court lifted injunctions earlier this month that put the vaccine requirement on hold. meanwhile, moderna says that it is studying a booster shot designed specifically to fight the omicron variant. a study shows moderna's booster shot protection against omicron fades over the course of six months. pfizer is also studying its own omicron-specific shot. a major winter storm is threatening to slam the northeast this weekend. areas near boston could see more than two feet of snow. forecasters say that the storm will intensify as it moves up the carolina coast. snow is expected to arrive in western massachusetts late tomorrow afternoon. people in its path are getting ready by stocking up on supplies and groceries. >> definitely basics, milk and eggs and water. >> we're overdue, but we're always ready. >> how much snow do you think we'll get? >> i don't know. they're saying one to two feet
of snow. >> the storm is forecast to bring snow and heavy winds to the mid-atlantic and other parts of the northeast. the founder and leader of the far-right militia group the oath keepers will stay in jail. a federal magistrate ordered stewart rhodes to remain behind bars until his trial on charges related to the attack on the u.s. capitol. prosecutors argue that he's a flight risk and a danger to the community if released. rhodes is charged with multiple crimes including sedition. coming up, a tribute to kobe bryant and his daughter. what an artist created to mark the anniversary of their tragic deaths. and later, an impressive "jeopardy!" run comes to an end. the clue that stumped contestant amy schneider. this is the "cbs morning news." the "cbs morning news." ♪ music: i got it] by jung youth and jeremy silver ♪ ♪ ♪
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place yesterday at an empty chemical storage tank. five of the victims were taken to the hospital. now the same company also reported an explosion at a sister facility that injured six people last september. an artist paid tribute to kobe bryant and his daughter, and a coast guard search continues off florida. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "reuters" says rescue crews recovered one body, but 38 people are still missing from a capsized migrant boat off the coast of florida. the coast guard says that they were believed of to been on board a suspected human smuggling boat when it capsized during a storm on saturday. the wreckage of the boat was discovered tuesday, and a man was rescued after he was found clinging to the boat. he said that it set sail from the bahamas with 40 people on board saturday night. >> the longer they remain in the water without food, without water, exposed to the marine environment, the sun, the sea conditions, it is -- every moment that passes, it becomes
much more dire and unlikely that anyone could survive in those conditions. >> the coast guard reported intercepting another boat off the bahamas coast tuesday loaded with 191 haitian migrants believed to be headed for florida. the "los angeles times" says a bronze statue of kobe bryant and his daughter gigi were placed at the site where the helicopter crash that killed them and seven others two years ago. the sculpture of the 150-pound bronze statue dragged it up a steep, narrow hillside trail yesterday in calabasas, california, on the second anniversary of the tragic accident. it depicts bryant in a lakers uniform with his arm around his daughter who is also wearing her basketball uniform. the names of all of the victims are on the base of the statue. and "the new york times" says central michigan university told 58 high school seniors that it will pay their full tuition for four years after mistakenly telling them they'd won full rides.
the students were notified over the weekend that they had been awarded a prestigious scholarship. it came with full tuition, room and board, $5,000 to study abroad, and admission to the school's honors program, but then the school told them the messages were sent out by mistake. they will still get the tuition, just not the perks. building a better burger. mcdonald's is letting you stack a big mac on top of your favorites. your favorites.
teaming up with duncan hines for southern-style cake mixes. some of the flavors include banana cake mix, coconut cake mix, and butter cream frosting. the products are so popular, they are already sold out on line. duncan hines says they'll be available soon at retailers. mm. on the cbs "money watch" now, gm makes a big push into e create a mcdonald's mash-up of your favorite sandwiches. diane king hall is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. stock futures are indicating a lower open this morning after another wild session on wall street yesterday. the market rose to start the day, but largely fell after the fed indicated it plans to raise interest rates in march to fight inflation. the dow ultimately lost 129 points. the nasdaq added two, slim gain there, while the s&p 500 fell 6 points. general motors plans to go on a hiring spree in a push to become more innovative. the company announced it will hire more than 8,000 engineers and highly specialized workers this year.
it's looking for people with expertise in several fields including battery technology robotics and fuel cells. the move comes as gm tries to develop more electric and self-driving vehicles in the near future. and no more spoilers if you play wordle. twitter has removed a bot that revealed the next day's answer. it would only appear if users posted their scores on the social media platform. a spokesperson said twitter removed the bot for violating automation rules. wordle has exploded in popularity on the web. users are given six tries to guess a five-letter word. the newest chef at mcdonald's is you. the customer. the fast food chain is rolling out mchack starting on monday. there will be four items made popular by fans of the restaurant. one of them is the surf and turf which combines a double cheeseburger with a filet o' fish. another is the crunchy double. this has six chicken nuggets
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our top stories this morning -- supreme court justice stephen breyer is expected to announce his retirement today at the white house. the 83-year-old has served for nearly three decades. his departure gives president biden a chance to make good on a campaign promise to appoint the first black woman to the high co and the federal mandate for millions of health care workers to get vaccinated against covid begins today. the rule will first start in states that did not challenge the mandate. it will take effect next month for 25 other states that filed lawsuits. the u.s. supreme court lifted injunctions earlier this month that put the vaccine requirement on hold. there are still questions about whether the covid vaccine impacts fertility.
as nikki battiste report, a new study shows the vaccines are safe and not being vaccinated can lead to dire outcomes. >> reporter: at seven month pregnant, this is not where kntrice anadumaka expected to be -- battling covid in an icu bed wearing an oxygen mask, fighting for her life and her baby's. >> i would wake up gasping for air and experiencing that night after night, and i would sit and count my breaths because i didn't know if i would survive the night. >> reporter: she was unvaccinated. what is going through your mind? >> to be honest, and this part gets me a little emotional, i felt irresponsible because i had put me and my baby at risk. >> i will never forget the look of complete fear in her eyes. >> reporter: dr. emily miller, chief of obstetrics at northwestern memorial hospital, was her physician. >> a large proportion of her
lungs were really destroyed by the virus. >> reporter: a recent study from scotland found that more than 90% of pregnant women hospitalized with covid are unvaccinated. a group at much higher risk of severe complications like pre- mature birth, stillbirth, or neonatal death which occurs when a baby is less than a month old. luckily, she gave birth to cj, a healthy baby boy. now seven months old, they reunited with dr. miller whom the new mom says saved their lives. >> your mama is a fighter. she is. she's a rock star. >> reporter: during her eight weeks in the hospital, kntrice anadumaka did get vaccinated. >> i'm so glad that i actually get to be here to mother him and love on him and raise him. i'm just honored that we made it. >> that was nikki battiste reporting. coming up only on "cbs mornings," antonio brown first network interview with nate
burleson as he reveals for the first time why he's suing the buccaneers and discusses the future of his football career. we'll meet a great grandmother and holocaust survivor who's become a tiktok sensation and share her message to young people. plus, actor rick glassman stops by the times square studio to tell us all about his new streaming series, "as we see it." that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪