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we have to stand up for people, no matter who they are or what color their skin is, right? ♪ hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and all around the world. you are watching "cnn newsroom" and i'm rosemary church. just ahead. america's health director with a message for the hesitant. covid-19 vaccines could be god's way of sending help. frustration and finger pointing within the democratic party. president biden's low-poll numbers causing friction as elections loom and agenda items stall. plus, beam me up. william shatner bracing to boldly go where no "star trek"
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actor has gone before. >> live from cnn center, this is "cnn newsroom" with rosemary church. good to have you with us. well, the u.s. has reason for optimism in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. as data shows the country is gaining ground. only five states saw cases jump more than 10% over the week before. two-thirds of eligible americans, that's ages 12 and up, are now fully vaccinated. and shots for those aged 5 to 11 may be on the horizon. rates of new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are all headed down. but experts warn now is not the time for americans to lower their defenses. here's national institutes of health director, dr. francis collins. >> kind of like if your house
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was on fire. and -- and delta had set it on fire, and now we could say, okay, the fire's under control. it's not time to run back in and pretend like nothing's going on. we still have some work to do here. >> and dr. collins, also, had a message for those who say they are unvaccinated because of religion. >> if you've prayed to god to give you protection against covid-19, and along come these vaccines created by science which god has given us the ability to do, and they're incredibly safe and effective, maybe that was the answer to prayer. >> cnn's polo sandoval now with more on the coronavirus in the u.s. >> big-picture covid rates are on the decline across most of the united states. 45 states, according to johns hopkins university, which tracks these figures, saw either a decline or remain relatively steady over the weekend in terms of the number of new cases. five states to look out for, though. montana, colorado, minnesota,
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michigan, and pennsylvania reporting at least a 10% increase in covid cases in the past week, compared to the previous week. nationally, the u.s. seeing about 95,000 new infections a day. it's actually pretty good, considering that that number had not dipped below 100,000 for laebt at least a couple of months. dr. anthony fauci says that we are certainly going into the right direction. but the number of infections -- new infections daily -- that is still too high. and the number of vaccinated americans is still not high enough. so, what we heard from him over the weekend, he basically warned against declaring a premature victory. >> we have to just be careful that we don't prematurely declare victory. in many respects, we still have around 68 million people who are eligible to be vaccinated that have not yet gotten vaccinated. and even those who have been vaccinated -- i mean, you -- you want to look forward to holiday seasons and spending time with your family and doing those sorts of things. but don't just throw your hands up and say it's all over.
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>> by now, roughly three in four eligible americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. pfizer, for its part, continued its efforts to secure emergency-use authorization to use its vaccine on children ages 5 to 11. meaning, for now, their parents are basically stuck in a waiting game as the cdc vaccine advisory panel not expected to meet until early november. polo sandoval, cnn, new york. and we're joined now by dr. jorge rodriguez, an internal medicine specialist and viral researcher in los angeles. thank you, doctor, for talking with us and for all that you do. >> my pleasure, as always. >> so, we are seeing covid cases, hospitalizations, and deaths come down in the u.s. but dr. anthony fauci and dr. francis collins say now is not the time to let our guard down. collins even telling anti-vaxxers these vaccines may be god's way of sending help. but still, the unvaccinated push back at a time when other nations have reached much higher vaccination rates than the u.s.
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how concerned are you that the u.s. is going to be left behind here? >> well, i'm always concerned that we become a little bit too complacent. and -- and we think that because things are better, that means that things are completely gone and they're not. we're still at a much higher baseline than we were a year ago when we had that winter surge. so i -- i don't want to pooh-pooh the fact that the surge is starting to minimize. but let's learn from what happened just even a few months ago when in june, we thought, hey, everything is fine. let's take off our masks and what happened? we had another huge surge. we had a variant that came around. so, the key word is cautious optimism. where we have to come outside. it's still drizzling. but we can't really just take off our and just go running around because it's still ring raining. it's still raining. >> good analogy there. and, doctor, covid infections across the country are down 40% since the peak last month which,
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of course, as you've said, very encouraging. cautious optimism. but we are seeing higher infection rates in some of those colder states and particularly in the north where temperatures are colder and vaccination rates are lower. does that worry you that the situation could worsen, again, once winter comes and sets in if more people don't get vaccinated? and should there be more vaccine mandates in place because we know they do work? >> well, yes. it -- it does worry me because the winter is going to be another surge. it's just a question of how big is it? and -- and, rosemary, i really don't like the word mandate. i know we use it all the time but i think it's a requirement. nobody is guaranteed a job but if you want certain jobs, you are required, if they so wish, for you to take a vaccination. it's so authoritarian but the truth is that requiring vaccinations decreases infection, improves health, anand
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actually improves what we want which is freedom and the economic freedom to go work and -- and enjoy our families and our vacations. so these requirements will work, and i hope actually that more of them are proposed by different corporations and the government. >> and, doctor, merck's covid pill is awaiting fda emergency authorization which could take some time. but once that happens, how much of a game-changer could those antiviral pills prove to be if they become available in the midst of winter? >> well, they will be a game-changer in preventing -- um -- illness that becomes very bad, and preventing deaths. i want people to be very clear. these pills do not prevent you from getting covid. they're to be used in the early stages of an infections once you have it. the prevention of covid is still the same as we've said. you have to be distant. you have to wear masks. and you have to get a vaccine. that's what really helps. but the great thing about these pills, and they are going to be a game-changer, is that you -- if you get early symptoms, you can start taking them for five
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days. and your chances of getting seriously ill or dying are markedly decreased. >> absolutely. and of course, first thing to do, though, is get vaccinated, right? dr. jorge rodriguez, thank you so much for talking with us. >> my pleasure. well, as the world recovers from the knock-out blow of the pandemic, one major city that is emerging from lockdowns is sydney. fully-vaccinated residents can now go to pubs, gyms, restaurants, and shops. more than 5 million people have been in strict lockdowns since june. but officials lifted measures after hitting a 70% vaccination rate. the premiere of new south wales says if everyone does their part, they can open up even more. >> well, it's a big day for us and everyone across new south wales, you've earned it. it's been 100 days of our blood, sweat, but we've got it. we take personal responsibility, we will get through this
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difficult time. it's a -- it's a time of optimism. it's a time of hope. we know that business confidence was crucial in getting our economy through last year. but importantly, we need to do it in a safe way. >> and cnn's angus watson joins me now, live, from sydney with more. angus, good to see you there on a very rainy day in sydney. worth noting that australia was very slow to get started with covid shots. but now, has a higher vaccination rate than other nations, like the united states. and after nearly four months of lockdown, sydney is now enjoying what they are calling freedom day. so what has been the latest reaction across the city on this? and of course, across the country? >> reporter: that's right, rosemary. the weather certainly isn't playing fair today but it is freedom day. a day of relief. a day of hope there. you heard from the new south wales premiere. sydney is free after 106 days in lockdown. people able now to go to visit
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friends and family in their homes. to have a meal in a restaurant. to go to the gym. and they're very, very pleased to be doing so, rosemary. of course, it's been a long winter. you mentioned their vaccination rates. australia's vaccination rate and sydney's vaccination rate as well were very low when this delta outbreak began in june. it began with just one case. 60,000 cases later, this outbreak has accounted for. as those cases have mounted, so, too, have the vaccination rates. australia has solved the supply and the hesitancy issues that it had with covid-19 vaccines. it's got them in arms now. and sydney is the first city that's lived with the delta outbreak this year to go into this now new living with covid scenario. so, a little bit of an experiment here. the rest of the country is looking at how sydney will deal with this. will hospitals be overloaded, as now the society opens up and
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people start to celebrate their freedom? as you know, canberra, the federal capital of australia, and victoria remain locked down as their vaccination rates creep up to try to catch up with sydney. their leaders have said that they'll open up, too. but for now, sydney is partying. we were at a pub earlier that was giving out free beers. the angel hotel here in central sydney. here's what the manager had to say to me. very hopeful with the high vaccination rate, that he will be able to stay open, rosemary. >> i think we're lucky that australia's actually got a higher vaccination rate than the uk does at the moment which has been great. we are going to hit 80% next week, which is really good. >> the pub is way better than drinking in your own house. 106 days in my house. it's nothing compared to the pub. >> reporter: so, there you heard some people having a lot of fun today on freedom day. the next goals will come as australia and sydney's vaccination rates climb.
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we're hoping to see that borders between states that have covid, like new south wales and victoria and states that don't have covid, like, say, west australia and queens. and we're hoping those borders will come down over the next few months, hopefully as vaccination rates around the country meet. and of course, the next step, rosemary, is getting australia back open to the rest of the world. australia's done well with keeping the cases down as best as possible by closing those borders. many people here in australia, including the governments of states and tare toysares and federal government saying it's time now to open to the rest of the world. hopefully, that happens next month, rosemary. >> yeah. those were very draconian lockdowns but very impressive vaccination rates. angus watson bringing us the very latest live from very wet sydney. appreciate it. well, dozens of countries are coming off the uk's list of restricted-travel destinations. effective monday, 37 nations and territories will be removed from the so-called red list.
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the move comes just ahead of the half-term school holidays in the uk. now, only seven countries remain on that red list. colombia, the dominican republic, ecuador, haiti, panama, peru, and sivenezuela. well, southwest airlines is apologizing after a weekend of widespread flight cancellations. leaving some flight crews without hotel rooms, and passengers frustrated. the airline said a third day of cancellations was caused by issues that started friday. more than 1,000 flights were cancelled sunday morning. southwest blames the mess on disruptive weather and air traffic control issues, but the federal aviation administration is pushing back. saying it hasn't had any staffing shortages since friday. well, president biden's poll numbers have taken a hit. coming up, the challenge that's posing for one virginia democrat who's just weeks away from an election. everyone is discovering the power of 5g.
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election chances three weeks from now. terry mcauliffe is running for governor in virginia. he is downplaying a recent remark that he has to overcome the president's lagging support in the state. but he is calling on democrats to stop the infighting, and pass the infrastructure bill. joe johns has details. >> reporter: if there's one thing that comes through about terry mcauliffe's comments is that he's frustrated. it's a frustration shared by many democrats in similar situations around the country due to the president's low polling numbers. for terry mcauliffe, of course, it's a different issue simply because he comes from virginia. he's a former governor from virginia. and it's a state that has been trending blue over the past several years. this race is also considered a bellwether looking forward toward the midterm elections. add all of that up, terry mcauliffe ended up venting on a call with supporters. listen. >> we are facing a lot of
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headwinds from washington. as you know, the president is unpopular today. unfortunately, here in virginia. so we have got to plow through. >> reporter: on sunday, on state of the union, cnn's dana bash asked terry mcauliffe about his comments. here's what he said. >> as you well know, you are talking about the democratic president you helped elect. >> yeah. >> and democratic-controlled congress. so you are frustrated with your own party. are they dragging you down? >> you bet i'm frustrated. >> are they dragging you down? >> it's not dragging me down. i worry about the people of virginia. who want medical leave. who want -- >> are they making it hard for you? are they making it harder for you? >> you know, hard or not, i mean, people understand what i'm doing, my plans, my 20 big plans to take virginia to the next level. so they are going to vote for me. but there is frustration all over the country. we just want action. >> reporter: so what does the white house say about the president's drop in approval numbers? press secretary, jen psaki, blames it on covid and the delta variant and the spillover effect between the pandemic, the labor market, and the economy.
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joe johns, cnn, wilmington, delaware. joining me now is cnn white house correspondent, john harwood. great to have you with us. so, john, democratic nominee for virginia governor, terry mcauliffe, says president biden's low popularity is dragging him down. and blames the party's inability to pass the stalled infrastructure and social spending bills. is that what's causing mr. biden's approval rating to fall as low as 38% according to quinnipiac poll? or is there more to this falling support do you think? >> well, i do think there's more to it. this is something that has been going on for a couple of months now. president biden's been taking on water in his popularity. the biggest driver of that decline is the resurgence of the coronavirus. the delta variant. president biden got very high marks for much of the year, and kept his overall approval above 50% because people saw normal life returning.
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saw the vaccination campaign that he was pushing making progress. and what's happened over the summer is that people felt a sense of disappointment, and felt that we were going backwards because of the rise in cases. and that took a toll on president biden's sense of command of the situation. then, you had the afghanistan withdrawal which, of course, produced a lot of chaotic, difficult images. bad stories for president biden. that weighed him down even further. now, what president biden needs to do going forward is take advantage of the new decline in covid cases. he's pushing harder for mandatory vaccines. that's something that, if that vaccination campaign picks up and if he can overcome some of that remaining resistance to vaccines, he's got a better chance of restoring some confidence in his management of covid. and the other thing, as you alluded to, is he's got to get that program, that economic
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program, through the congress. he's got both an infrastructure bill and a larger social safety net bill. both of those things, if the president can show that he can unify the democratic party, get those things done, he will have a more positive regard for his leadership. >> yeah. because it has to be said. i mean, those divisions within the democratic party. they're not helping president biden's immense struggles here. did they realize that their efforts to go blindly after their own agenda, whether moderates or progressives, run the risk of sinking joe biden's chances of success in 2022? and ultimately, 2024 and how close are they to reaching some level of agreement on those two critical bills? >> i think they've known all along, rosemary, that when you have margins as narrow as the democrats have. zero margin for error in the senate. if they want to get something done that republicans oppose, which is most things, they have to get all 50 democrats on the
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same page. and they've got a couple who are of a distinctly different view than the rest of the caucus. the overwhelming majority of the caucus. same is true in the house. they could only lose three votes in the house and get their program through. that means that any faction within the party can hold up progress. it's been very difficult. um, they did get the bipartisan infrastructure plan through the senate. that's awaiting action in the house. progressives wanted to hold that up as leverage to try to encourage the moderates to support their social safety net bill. i do think they're closer than they were a month ago. and the negotiations have really kicked into gear between those progressives and the moderates. democrats are looking at the month of october as a rough window for when they can get this done. and i think the odds are still in joe biden's favor that by the end of the month, he should be able to have some sort of agreement or deal across the democratic party. >> right. and of course, that quinnipiac
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poll that we mentioned shows that of all the main issues being tackled right now, president biden received 48% support for his handling of the pandemic. but immigration is his weakest issue with only 25% support for his handling of what's happening right now at the southern border. it is a tough issue to win, isn't it? but what does he need to do to try to turn this around? >> it's -- it's an extremely tough issue, as you mentioned. especially, for the democratic party. you know, if -- when you're the president and you're setting the agenda, you want to focus on things that unite your party, rather than divide the party. and immigration is one of those things that -- um -- there's a segment of democratic voters who are very unfavorably inclined toward rising levels of legal -- illegal immigration. and so, joe biden needs to try to, both, restore control of the border which is something that a
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president only has some amount of control over because you have got a lot of people who want to come into the united states. but also, de-emphasize the issue. that's why he has not been -- he's not gone to the border, for example, because he is trying not to raise attention to that issue. while they do try to change some of donald trump's policies, they haven't changed them entirely. and so, it -- that's going to remain a tough one for biden. and he's going to have to manage that the best he can. >> john harwood, great to talk with you. appreciate it. >> you bet. there's a legal fight brewing between poland and the european union. and many in poland are taking to the streets to show where they stand. cnn's kim brunhuber has more. the flags of poland and the european union flying side by side in warsaw. organizers say tens of thousands of poles filled castle square on sunday in a show of unity with the eu. chanting, we are staying. the crowd's message was clear.
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they want poland to remain a member of the eu. >> we want to stay in the european union because we feel stronger. and we hope there will be more prosperity if we are in. >> i am here for poland. i am here for my children. one of them is my -- is with me here. and i don't believe we can ever leave europe. >> reporter: on thursday, a ruling by poland's highest court challenged one of the cornerstones of that relationship. the court said polish law supersedes other sources of law, including some of those set by the eu. it's a landmark ruling praised by the country's right-wing nationalist government. the prime minister says other member states have had similar rulings that concluded, quote, eu institutions sometimes go beyond the powers conferred on them in the treaties by colliding with national constitutional rights. still, he says that, quote, all
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obligations under european union law remain in force. but the move sent shock waves throughout europe. a former-european council chief and leader of the country's main opposition group urged people to turn out for the protests. >> translator: i say this today. that even if i had to be alone, i would stand and raise this alarm because it is a matter of our future. the future of our children and grandchildren. >> reporter: relations between brussels and warsaw have been strained since the law and justice party came to power six years ago. the party has introduced reforms to the judiciary it says will make courts more efficient. but the eu says could threaten judicial independence. some critics fear that thursday's court ruling could be a first step towards a pol-exit or poland leaving the eu, a prospect the government calls fake news. that's something protestors say they're adamantly opposed to. the eu says it will use all of
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its power to enforce the rules of the bloc, and could cut off sending more funds to poland over the court's decision. kim brunhuber, cnn. coming up on "cnn newsroom." taiwan marks its national day as tensions with mainland china remain high. we will hear how the island's president is responding to comments from china's xi jinping. back with that, in just a moment. nyquil severe gives you powerful relief for your worst cold and flu symptoms, on sunday night and every night. nyquil severe. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, best sleep with a cold, medicine. ♪ ♪
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sunday amid heightened tensions with beijing saying the self-governing island will defend its democratic way of life, and won't bow to pressure. now, this came one day after china's president vowed to pursue a peaceful reunification with taiwan. >> translator: no one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity. the complete reunification of our country will be and can be realized. >> translator: we hope for an easing of relations and will not act rashly. but there should be absolutely no illusions that the taiwanese people will bow to pressure. >> cnn's ivan watson is tracking developments. he joins us now, live, from hong kong. good to see you, ivan. so, we have been watching this tension between china and taiwan intensify. how bad is this right now? and what is the biggest concern
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for the region if this gets out of hand? >> reporter: yeah, i mean, it's a war breaking out. but sunday underscores the fundamental kind of collapse in logic between taiwan and mainland china. taiwan's celebrating its national day holiday. and beijing says that taiwan has no right to any sovereignty. that it is a breakaway region of china. and it is. it has been since 1949. now, the taiwanese president basically responded to renewed pressure from the chinese leader to basically rejoin mainland china and submit to communist party one-party rule. saying, no, we're not going to do that. and she described taiwan as the frontline in the defense of democracy against growing authoritarianism around the world. take a listen to what else she had to say.
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>> translator: nobody can force taiwan to take the path china has laid out for us. this is because the path that china has laid out offers neither a free and democratic way of life for taiwan, nor sovereignty for our 23 million people. >> reporter: and the chinese government is saying this talk of sovereignty basically is the biggest threat to peace in the taiwan straits. and the chinese government is accusing the taiwanese president of being a secessionist and -- and for doing provocations against china. on sunday, china flew three war planes, according to the taiwanese ministry of defense, into taiwan's air defense identification zone. on saturday, the chinese leader xi jinping called for peaceful reunification of these two territories. the dispute continues. rosemary. >> all right.
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welcome back, everyone. well, polls are now closed in iraq and preliminary results in the country's parliamentary election are expected in the coming hours. we're hearing the turnout was low, and analysts say voters just aren't confident any real change can be created at the ballot box despite a push from protestors to hold these elections early. more now from cnn's sam kiley. >> reporter: polling is now closed in iraq's general elections. these elections were called early by the prime minister in response to the widespread demonstrations that gripped the country in 2019. they resulted in the deaths of
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at least 600 people and the disappearances of dozens of others. those disappearances -- political disappearances -- blamed on militia groups and the parties behind them. very often, shia groups. but also, sunni, too. and there is no chance, really in the view of most commentators looking at these elections, that the new sectarian dispensation that will follow these elections will look very different to the one that preceded it. now, that is going to be a bitter disappointment to those demonstrators who demanded a change of government and end to corruption. an end to unemployment. and above all, an end to iranian influence. that influence likely to continue with the expectation being that significant shia party blocs are going to be if not dominant, then dominating a great deal of iraqi's political future. particularly, though, eyes will be on the role of -- because while he is the leader of what is likely to be the biggest shia bloc, he has rejected the heavy
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iranian influence over his country in the last few years. having in the past, been backed by them. he's now been leaning more towards an approach in terms of international relations. even talking to the americans and trying to encourage iraq's participation in world affairs in a new way following on his own militia's resistance against the american-led intervention in his country some years ago. so, a key player to watch. but in the rest of the way that the 329 seats are likely to be distributed, there is soon to be a predictable, almost set peace demonstration of the sectarian nature of the iraqi nation with a number of seats going to kurdish parties, sunni parties, and, of course, the very large shia blocs. sam kiley, cnn, in abu dhabi.
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the united states is calling weekend talks with taliban representatives candid and professional. a u.s. delegation traveled to doha for the talks which focused on safe passage for u.s. citizens, former-afghan partners, and foreign nationals, as well as direct humanitarian assistance and human rights issues. the u.s. says the taliban will be judged on their actions, not just their words. well, for our international viewers, world sport is coming up next. and for those of you here in the united states, i'll be back after a short break with more news. do stick around. now we've created a brand-new way for you to s sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old. we wanna buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your licicense plate answerer a few questions. and our techno wizardry calculates your car's value and gives you a real offer in seconds. when you're ready, we'll come to you, pay you on the spot and pick up your car, that's it. so ditch the old way of selling your car, and say hello to the new way at carvana.
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♪ it has taken more than a century, but san jose, california, is finally apologizing for decades of discrimination and violence against chinese immigrants. that includes the destruction of the city's chinatowns in the late 1800s. cnn's natasha chen spoke with community members, and those whose families were affected. >> reporter: this ceremony late-last month in san jose, california, marked a moment more
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than 130 years in the making. >> the city of san jose apologizes to all chinese immigrants and their descendants who came to san jose, and were victims of systemic and institutional racism. >> reporter: as part of the city's attempt to combat rising anti-asian hate during the pandemic, this formal apology acknowledges san jose's role in passing anti-chinese policy in the late 1800s, including a declaration of chinatown as a public nuisance. issuing orders for its residents to leave. leading to an arson in may of 1887 that destroyed the thriving community of 1,400 people. >> we are walking on the site of market street chinatown. >> reporter: connie young yu's grandfather was a teenager at the time who emigrated from china to san jose. >> and there's this feeling, already, that the chinatown was -- that they'd have to -- but i don't think they expected a fire. >> reporter: the san francisco daily examiner reported on the
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fire calling it, quote, san jose's joy. young yu says her grandfather was working in the fields that day. >> he could see smoke. this was really a sense of doom because after the fire, then what? are they going to come after the individuals? >> reporter: she described how her grandfather used to be chased, had rocks thrown at him, echoing some of the anti-asian attacks seen during the pandemic. >> we were hearing rhetoric coming down from our federal government. as we know, our -- our past president that was really, i think, encouraging a lot of this -- this hate and these hate crimes that were occurring. >> reporter: council member raul says similarly, set the tone for anti-chinese attacks then. all with a backdrop of the u.s.-chinese exclusion act passed to prevent chinese immigrants from becoming citizens. >> i was not aware of -- of really how bad it got, and through this process, we've been able to -- to expose that. >> reporter: the city even denied permits for rebuilding after the fire. though subsequent chinatowns,
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eventually, emerged. about 100 years later, during the construction of this hotel, the fairmont, people discovered artifacts that had survived the fire. a painful reminder of the city's past. >> they found what life was like. they, obviously, had toothbrushes. they had kitchen utensils. they even had whiskey bottles. >> reporter: when these pieces were found, the chinese historical and cultural project formed with jerry wong at the helm. >> finding pieces like this, it was just like opening a horizon of what was life like for those people? >> reporter: the museum shows a timeline of san jose's five chinatowns. after the arson, the chinese rebounded into a new community. this museum building is a replica of the last-standing structure from that final chinatown. only this altar is original. that neighborhood today is full of construction cranes. the new development will include a park named after at a time
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when anti-asian hate has surfaced again, that gesture along with the city's resolution and a apology mean more to the community than a piece of paper. >> this is a record of the city's role in promoting a -- a real climate of hate around -- against the chinese immigrants. >> and also, a record of resistance. >> reporter: a story of rebuilding and repairing. >> it's a sense of overcoming. >> reporter: natasha chen, cnn, san jose, california. a man is dead after police in los angeles county say he drove his truck onto a sidewalk and nearly hit several pedestrians. he then struck a tree, and crashed into a building. that's when police say bystanders pull -- pulled him from his vehicle and allegedly beat him to death. when officers got to the scene, they found him dead. his identity has not been released. the coroner is working to
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determine the exact cause of death. now to st. paul, minnesota, where a community is trying to determine how a night on the town turned deadly. one woman in her 20s was killed. another 14 people were injured. police have arrested three suspects but as cnn's adrian brodus reports, they're still working to figure out why this happened. >> reporter: one woman is dead and at least 14 others injured in a shooting in st. paul sunday morning. police say three men are in custody. in the hospital receiving treatment for their injuries. this is how police described that scene when they arrived. >> officers rushed to the scene, they got there quickly and they walked into a hellish situation. there were gunshot wound victims lying in the street. outside the bar there were
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gunshot wound victims lying on the street and on the floor. all told 15 people were shot. >> reporter: investigators were trying to determine what led to that shooting. peter parker said he was dejaing inside the barring. he said there was no fighting or arguing. the shooting happened abruptly. he and everyone inside the venue dropped to the floor for cover. meanwhile, police with the st. paul police department say they will review surveillance video to see if there is anything that leaves clues as to why this happened. adrian broaddus, cnn, chicago. about 15 million people across the southern plains are dealing with severe weather, including tornadoes overnight. but it does seem the threat has dwindled somewhat. let's turn to meteorologist tyler malden. he joins us live. what are you seeing?
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>> hi, rosemary. that system is on the move. we have a tornado on the move from missouri to the ark-la-tex. it is going to move from the east as the storm pushes out. in total 10 tornado reports, 29 severe wind reports and large hail. some of those wind reports had wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour nearing hurricane force. tomorrow or monday we'll see that storm shove into the midwest and great lakes. level 2 out of 5, large hail, damaging winds. across the plains we hit repeat on tuesday where we have a level 3 out of 5 threat on tuesday. this is because of a weather maker that is getting its act together across the west coast. we could see 12 to 24 inches
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across portions of the intermountain west, especially the northern rockies. you get that flash, that's when you start getting severe weather. geographically the united states is set up perfectly. dry, warm air from mexico and air out of the gulf of mexico. we see the clash predominantly during the spring season and then secondly during october and november. rosemary. >> thank you so much for keeping such a close eye on that. tyler malden with all of that information. "star trek's" captain kirk will have to wait a little longer to go boldly where no 90-year-old man has gone before. blue origin is delaying william
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shatner's space trip for a day because of high winds in the forecast. the launch is slated for wednesday at which point the actor will become the oldest person ever to travel into space. cnn's kristin fischer has the story. >> reporter: he led the u.s.s. enterprise on an intergalactic odyssey, now he will get to go on his own odyssey. >> things i've only played as an actor i'm going to see firsthand. >> reporter: "star trek's" iconic captain james kirk will soon get to go to space for real. >> i'm thrilled and anxious and a little nervous and a little frightened about this whole new adventure. >> reporter: blue origin announced monday that shatner will be alongside audrey powers,
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blue origin's operation and managers the crew will enjoy four minutes of weightlessness during an 11-minute suborbit tall trip to space. similar to the first trip. >> i am going on the edge of space and loosen the restraints around me and be weightless and looking into the vastness of the universe. >> reporter: shatner who played captain kirk on the hit television series "star trek" and went on to star in seven films joked about this. >> if you were given the opportunity to go into space? >> if i got a guarantee that i would come back. >> reporter: that opportunity is now here and 90-year-old shatner seems surprised himself. >> because 55 years ago i was
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destitute and i'm looking up at the sky at the astronauts stepping on the moon and i had a little bit to deal with those astronauts and 55 years later i'm going into space. i want to come back and tell you how i really felt when i saw these things that we've only learned about secondhand. >> reporter: his fans are excited to hear about his mission too. many taking to twitter to express their excitement. late night host stephen colbert making a joke about the mission tweeting i hope william shatner doesn't have unrealistic expectations of what space is like. kristin fischer, cnn, washington. >> very exciting, isn't it? thank you so much for joining us. i'm rosemary church. i'll be back with another hour of "cnn newsroom" after this quick break.
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