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accused of overdo g that also. captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: by the end of february. supreme court justice stephen breyer at the white house today handing in his letter of resignation. tonight the top three candidate and the debate within the democratic party on who should be the next nom to plas like new york and new tffers shot in housto nypd salutes the fallen. hundreds of mourners pay tribute to jason rivera, one of the new york officers killed in the line of duty.ukpares for war.
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president biden speaks with ukraine's president zelensky as russia sends in more troops. teacher shortages, the state taking extraordinary measures to deal with the lack of staff inside schools, calling in the national guard. >> i really like the uniform because i like how it has the patches and stuff. >> o'donnell: "eye on america," innovative way rampers are trying to maintain their way of life after two decades of drought. and on this holocaust remembrance day, how a 98-year-old survivor and her great-grandson are using tiktok to make sure the next generation never forgets. this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital. >> o'donnell: good evening. thank you for joining us. it's history in the making as president biden vows to make good on his campaign pledge to
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nominate the first black woman to the supreme court. if you look back, of the 115 justices, all but seven have been white men. the president said today he will name his choice to replace justice stephen breyer by the end of february. breyer handed in his letter of resignation to the president and will step down this summer. there's a list to filled the seat and the biggest battle may be within the democratic matter before a nominee is announcet. ed o'keefe joins us from the white house. >> reporter: good evening. the president said he plans to make his choice by the end of the february, but as a former chairman of the judiciary committee and a vice president who helped interview supreme court nominees has been preparing for this moment for decades. president biden tblarchgd by retiring supreme court justice stephen breyer said he's already interviewing potential choices to succeed him.
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>> the person i will nominate will be of extraordinary qualifications, chargt, experience and integrity and that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the united states supreme court. long overdue, mind you. >> reporter: cbs news learned top contenders include federal appeals court judge ketanji brown jackson, a harvard law school graduate and former clerk for breyer who spokes about the experience in 2017. >> it was an experience to be in the room when the judge grappled with the legal issues of the day. >> reporter: leandra reid kruger, a yale law school graduate placed on the court with the help of then california attorney general kamala harris. and federal judge childs childs, a university of south carolina law school graduate backed by the state's senior congressman jim clyburn who said a non-ivy league background would be refreshing. >> i am very very concerned that we take on this elitest kind of
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atmosphere when we pretend that the only way you can demonstrate a list of qualifications is to go to certain school. >> reporter: celebrating justice breyer today the president reminisced about sharing his confirmation hearing in 1994, saying he had high hopes then. >> and he's exceeded those hopes in every possible way. >> reporter: breyer said he's stepping down, optimistic about the future of what he called "the american experiment." >> my grandchildren and their children, they'll determine whether the experiment still works and, of course, i'm an optimist and i'm pretty sure it will. >> reporter: so once the president makes his pick, the democratic-crold senate is vowing to confirm her barring any urn foreseen circumstance. mr. biden's nominee is all but sure to be confirmed. norah. >> o'donnell: thank you. the storm moving along the eastern swashed, cities are
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bracing for blizzard conditions around hurricane-force wind gusts that could knock out power to millions. cbs's lonnie quinn joins us now. >> the seaboard is preparing for a big storm but right now it's not there. looking at the radar picture, a little snow around kentucky, but i showed you yesterday we believe this will emerge somewhere off the coast of the southeast and would travel coastal cit% will stay offshor% chance it could come closer and put bigger numbers to the inland cities. the best projection today is it to split the difference. on the models, you put this into motion and you see it ramps up once it hits the energy from the atlantic ocean. by 1:00 saturday, heavy know from boston to the east end of long island. the snow totals, philadelphia 3 inches, new york city around d
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boston two feet or more. if you think the northerners can escape to florida, it's 31 sunday morning in orlando, sub freezing around disney world. norah. >> o'donnell: breaking news out of houston. there is a stand offer tonight between police and a suspect who allegedly shot three houston police officers after a high-speed chase. the officers were taken to an area hospital in stable condition, we're told. now turning to new york, 22-year-old nypd officer jason rivera received a hero's farewell today, a procession for the officers killed while answering a domestic disturbance call wound through the city ending at st. patricks cathedral for his wake. here's cbs's elaine quijano. >> reporter: he was a rookie in their ranks, just 22 years old. all saluted as the casket of officer jason rivera was carried
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inside st. patricks cathedral. >> i feel so bad. so sad. so young. >> reporter: the wake after an emotional syringeal held last night where officer rivera and partner wilbert mora were remembered by their brothers in blue. >> reporter: rivera was the son of dominican immigrants and joined the nypd in 2020 calling it the greatest police force in the world. he hoped by serving he could help ease tensions between the community and police. >> when he was a little boy, he would say i want to take care of the people, that's why he wanted to be a policeman. >> reporter: friday rivera and mora were shot while responding to a domestic violence call. rivera died that night and mora, 27, died four days later. last year 69 officers were killed in the line of duty, a
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36% increase from 2020. carmen quinones says she's familiar with the fear. >> every day you're holding your breath you don't know if your kid is going to come through that door every freakin' day. >> reporter: now rivera's wife faces profound loss. online, she wrote, i love you till the end of time. officer's rivera's funeral will be here tomorrow at st. patricks cathedral. officer mora's funeral will take place next week. president biden will come to town next week to meet with mayor adams to discuss how to combat gun violence. >> o'donnell: we're learning officer mora's organ donations saved five lives. a true hero. elaine, thank you. tonight is the deadline for more than 10 million healthcare workers to get their first covid vaccine and while some are happy about the mandate, others are worried it could worsen severe
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labor shortages. it's not just hospitals experiencing a lack of staff, some schools are taking drastic measures to keep classrooms open. >> reporter: reporting for duty, teaching fourth great. new mexico air national guard lieutenant colonel susanna corona is now on the front lines to have the battle to keep school open. >> i'm from new mexico and i want to help my fellow new mexicans. it's being part of the community and bettering the community. >> the estancia school district community service 1800. all staff are covering for those ho are sick or are circumstance themselves. is it a harder job than you thought it would be?>> it is action packed and one stop after another stop after another stop, another subject. it's very tierchg. .>> reporter: superintendent cindy sims says the covid surge hit estancia school district
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harder than ever. >> we've lost parents of students in our school, we've lost spouses of our staff, we've lost grandparents. >> reporter: new mexico has seen over 22,000 new covid cases since the weekend forcing about 60 school districts and charter schools to switch to virtual learning. the governor not only brought in the guard, she did double duty, too, by teaching kindergarten in santa fe. >> we did math, we learned about syllables, we did a water color art project. >> reporter: while it's the first time these kids have had a sub in uniform, they do seem to like their new commanding officer. >> she's a very good teacher and she's very kind. >> reporter: all new substitutes go through a background check and online training course. colonel corona says she has a new found respect for teachers and calls them heroes. we can confirm the colonel did not forget to give out homework
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assignments. >> o'donnell: of course she didn't. kris van cleave, thank you so much. we learned in the last 24 hours, there has been an increased russian buildup of troops on the ukraine border. also the u.s. military naming the ten u.s. bases where some 8500 troops are on heightened alert to deploy to eastern europe. cbs's holly williams reports from ukraine's capital of kyiv. >> reporter: the ball is now in russia's court and today moscow continued its buildup near ukraine's nrthern boarder in belarus for what it says are military trills. russia's demanding security guarantees incl including the rg back of n.a.t.o. forces from eastern europe and a ban on ukraine joining the alliance. the u.s. and its n.a.t.o. allies say they cannot agree to either. the american ambassador to russia hand delivered a written response yesterday. today the kremlin said the u.s. had not addressed its main concerns and likened the current
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situation to the cold war. ukraine has lived with russian aggression for years, these essential service employees are getting military training, and these school children in the capital kyiv are learning about bomb threats. st. michael's golden domed monastery the faithful are worshiping. some ukrainians told us they were praying for peace. i hope god talks sense into russia says this woman, and this 60-year-old man says he's willingly take up arms to defend his country. >> o'donnell: holly williams joins us now from kyiv. what are we concerning about president biden's call with ukraine's president today? >> reporter: well, norah, a source tells cbs news tonight ukraine's president volodymyr zelensky asked the u.s. to dial back its rhetoric on an imminent
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invasion because he does not want panic here in ukraine. >> o'donnell: holly williams with that new reporting, thank you. in tonight's "eye on america," two decades of drought conditions have taken a heavy toll on america's rampers. cbs's jonathan vigliotti reports on the innovative ways they are trying to save a centuries' old way of life. >> reporter: daniel sinton's family has raised cattle on this 18,000-acre ranch outside pals pass, california -- palso robles california for 140 years. >> when you get so many rain we're not able to raise grass and feed cattle so we have to feed them. >> reporter: how many. we sold 40% to have the cattle. >> reporter: his story is tied to the nostalgia and changing legacy of american ramping. but putting stakes on plates -- steaks on plates has gotten more difficult with 80% of the west in drought.
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>> in a typical year you can run one cow per 40 acres. in a drought this year it's about one to 100. >> reporter: industry analysts say a majority of rampers have had to sell some of their cattle because to have the drought but on a ramp in winkelman, arizona, one cattleman's heard is growing. ou trying to accomplish. >> raise cattle without killing the earth. >> reporter: langdon hill is trying to engineer a breed of cow better suited for the drought ravaged west. >> these are the brahmas. they have a hump. almost like a cattle. >> reporter: he's trying to breed an english variety adaptable while creating quality beef products. >> they will be a hybrid, more drought resistant and a better animal for the arid part of the world. >> reporter: so they can
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produce food while consuming less. >> yes. >> reporter: the success of the cross breeding will take years to measure. in california, sinton took us on horseback to see his family's plan b. >> a vineyard is a great source of revenue and it's a low user of water. >> reporter: in 1972 sinton's grandfather set aside 120 acres to grow and sell grapes to wine-makers. today the family produced their own. >> this is a 2019. >> reporter: delicious. do you ever see your plan b taking over your plan a? >> no, because the purpose of plan b is to generate revenue to sustain plan a. >> reporter: ramping in america has always been a profession of faith. >> we're stewards of the land. o take ingenuity to preserve this american way. what happens with livestock and the earth. for "eye on america," jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, paso
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>> o'donnell: today marks 77 years since the liberation of auschwitz, and that's why we mark holocaust remembrance day, to make sure that the world never forgets. cbs's charlie d'agata introduces aring her story with the younger generation, thanks to her great-grandson and tiktok. >> reporter: at 98 years old, lily ebert is not your typical tiktok star. yet she's got 1.6 million followers and 23 million likes, sharing stories of how she survived the holocaust. >> in auschwitz, you were not afraid of death, you were afraid to live. i promised myself, hold on, there will be a better life. one thing is for sure, i will tell my story. >> reporter: her story begins with watching her mother, brother and a sister taken away to the gas chambers, the moment
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>> o'donnell: tomorrow, look
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at the mic rochip shortag >> judge judy: mr. granados did not show up to do your daughter's makeup for her prom night. >> announcer: a makeup artist tries to save face. >> judge judy: and you didn't >> judge judy: you breached an agreement. >> announcer: then things got ugly. >> she did threaten me, saying that she was gonna post negative stuff. >> not negative, the truth. >> judge judy: did she post it? >> yeah, she did. >> announcer: "judge judy." you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. rosilynn mullan and her cousin, chaniell thomas, are suing makeup artist 22-year-old jose granados for the return of a deposit for his services and pain and suffering. >> byrd: order! all rise! this is case number 76 on the calendar in the matter
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of mullan/thomas vs. granados. >> judge judy: thank you. >> byrd: you're welcome, judge. parties have been sworn in. you may be seated. folks, have a seat. >> judge judy: who's ms. mullan? >> i am. >> judge judy: it's an interesting case. the defendant is a makeup artist. and you hired him to do your makeup for a wedding-vows reception that you were having for yourself. >> yes, in the month of august. >> judge judy: and you retained him and gave him a deposit. >> yes. >> judge judy: how much of a deposit? >> $285. >> judge judy: so far correct? >> it was 280. >> judge judy: did anybody have contract? >> i do. >> he refused to give me a fully executed copy of the contract. so... >> judge judy: well, i'd like to take a look at what he has. so it was 280. >> 280, yeah. >> judge judy: 280. in the meantime, your... is this a cousin of yours? >> yes. >> judge judy: your cousin's daughter was graduating from high school? >> yes, ma'am. >> judge judy: and she wanted to hire someone to do her daughter's makeup


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