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good morning, everyone. it's friday, october 15th. happy friday. it's 5:00 a.m. here in new york. thanks so much for getting an early start with me. i'm laura jarrett. christine has the day off. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. and we begin here with breaking news overnight. former president bill clinton is in a california hospital with an infection that spread to his bloodstream. his office says he was admitted to the i.c.u. on tuesday. we're told for privacy and we're told he's starting to feel better. chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta has all the details.
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>> what we are learning is that the former president was out in california for a foundation event and wasn't feeling well this past tuesday. feeling a little run down, a little fatigued. but concerned enough that they took him to the hospital, university of california irvine, where he was admitted and subsequently diagnosed with a blood infection. a couple important points. the former president has a history of heart disease. had heart operation back in 2004, had stints placed in 2010. dr. shaneen, chief of medicine, said his heart is not related to his current situation in the hospital. he was also tested for covid. it's not covid. former president has been vaccinated and has received a booster shot as well. they said this was clearly a blood infection and specifically something that emanated from his urinary tract. so this is known as uro sepsis. it starts in the urinary tract, subsequently spreads to the
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bloodstream. it sounds like he was treated early. he was started on iv antiboddics and started to respond to that, meaning he felt better, that his white blood cell count started trending in the right direction and his fever started to go down as well. so, all positive indicators. so much so that they think the president could be released later on today or tomorrow. getting off the i.v. antiboddics and may be going home with some oral antibiotics. laura, they were telling me the president was up walking around, that he was joking around, that he was complaining about hospital food. i think they were trying to give me a sense of the president's mood. and they described him as being, quote, on the mend, laura, their language. if we get more details, we'll certainly bring them to you. >> all right, sanjay, certainly glad president clinton is on the mend. also the house committee investigating the insurrection is making good on the threat and it did not take long. the panel is moving forward on recommending criminal contempt
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charges against trump adviser steve bannon for defying their subpoena. bannon was one of the loudest trump allies encouraging the former president to challenge his election loss. bannon says he's following trump's lead here, citing executive privilege to avoid investigators' questions about his conversations with the former president, even though bannon was fired years ago and wasn't even in the white house on january 6. subpoenas are still out there for three other trump allies, meanwhile, mark meadows, dan scavino and kash patel. the chairman of the committee says they are not playing around here. >> if they tell us that those three individuals are not bargaining in good faith, then we're going in another direction. but for right now we are attempting to negotiate. if the negotiations fail, then we will not hesitate one bit on moving on a criminal or civil referral on this matter.
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>> criminal referrals for contempt of congress, by the way, are very rare. the last one was during the regan administration. that ended in a jury acquittal. chairman thompson said he's not ruling out a subpoena for the former president. so, here to break it all down with me is former federal prosecutor michael selden. glad you could be here for the conversation. walk us through what happens next. this is going to take awhile. >> so, when the house returns on tuesday, the committee will vote this contempt citation. it then goes to the full house that has to vote as well. if the full house votes in favor of the criminal contempt, which is expected, it will go to the u.s. attorney's office here in d.c. they, if they decide to bring the case and it's up to them, will convene a grand jury and try to indict mr. bannon. if he's indicted, then he goes to a jury trial and if he's convicted, he's convicted.
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none of that, assuming a conviction and appeal and a failure to win on appeal, guarantees he'll testify because criminal contempt is about punishment. it's not about getting a person to testify. one hopes that if you are going to be held in criminal contempt, you'll decide to testify rather than follow that route. but it doesn't guarantee anything, laura. >> so, it doesn't guarantee he's going to talk. it's interesting. criminal contempt charges like this haven't actually been used since the regan administration back when the supreme court justice neil gorsuch's mom was running the epa, interesting fact there. so it seems this is more about sending a message for this committee. >> i think that's right. i think the committee is empowered by the fact that there is a democrat in the white house and that justice department seems inclined to bring criminal contempt charges where as in the case of the barr justice department, no charges would have been brought and, therefore, was a futile effort.
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i think they feel empowered to go forward and they're sending a shot across the bow to other people who may receive subpoenas. if you defy us, this is what you risk. you risk a year in jail and you'll get nothing positive for yourself out of it. so better to cooperate than not. >> well, to that point, they have the subpoenas out there for these three other trump allies. they also have a subpoena out there for jeffrey clark who i think might be one of the more interesting people to talk to, given his role in sort of going along with trump's grand scheme on the big lie. if you were on this panel, what would be your end goal? and i say that because you've got to imagine that trump allies out there are looking for any reason to say, see, they're still trying to come after trump. so how do you balance all the competing interests here? >> i guess if i were on the committee, my view would be we need this testimony. this activity on january 6 was so egregious that truth is the
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only matter that would be of concern to me, what the trump allies or the trump base thinks really cannot be part of my evaluation. i think i just got to go after the truth, hope i get it, issue a report that explains what happened leading up to the events, and most particularly, during those two hours when the insurrectionists were in full force and trump seemed to be relishing it rather than acting to prevent it. >> certainly a laudable goal to have legal facts stay out of the politics realm, but not easy to do especially when it comes to some of these folks. michael selden, thank you so much. nice to see you. >> my pleasure. in texas, the most restrictive abortion law in the country will remain in effect now that a federal appeals court has sided with the state. last week you will remember a federal judge found that law which bans almost all abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy was likely unconstitutional and the judge blocked it.
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several clinics in texas then restarted abortion services, but in a 2-1 order last night, the u.s. court of appeals for the fifth circuit granted texas's request to put that lower court's ruling on hold. effectively, keeping the abortion ban in place for now. the justice department is expected to appeal the appellate court's decision to the u.s. supreme court. still ahead for you, the president stalled agenda hurting democrats outside of washington. now a top democrat promises the time for action is here. i've always dreamed of seeing the world. but i'm not chasing my dream anymore. i made a financial plan to live it every day. ♪ ♪ find a northwestern mututual advisor at nm.com paul loves food. but his diabetes made food a mystery. everything felt like a “no.” but then paul went from no to know. with freestyle libre 14 day, now he knows how food affects his glucose.
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bill. we're 19 days away from election in virginia. the president has a huge win sitting out there, a once in 50 years infrastructure plan. let's make it the law of the land. >> that's virginia senator mark warner, one of the key negotiators of the stalled bipartisan infrastructure bill. he is urging the president to lean on them to let the bill pass. warner believes it will help former virginia governor mcauliffe capture his old job next month. that may be easier said than done. cnn's daniela diaz has the latest. good morning. the democratic leader is promising a big week ahead. what's he got in store? >> reporter: laura, in a dear colleague letter, he said next week will be a pivotal moment for biden's agenda. it's crunch time. there are still a lot of details
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to iron out with the massive economic bill that is stalled because of two moderate democratic senators being able to agree on what the details would be. all the names we mention all learned that -- progressives who are withholding their vote until this economic bill is finalized. we also learned that her and manchin do not agree with a $2.1 tril
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$2.1 trillion price tag being floelted for what this economic bill will cost. perhaps one of the biggest sticking points on this is that manchin does not agree with the climate provisions that were originally included in this legislation. he does not agree to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. that is what was originally included in this $3.5 trillion economic bill, and that is what he does not agree with. but progressives want this. look, this means that they're going to have to pare down some of these provisions in this economic bill and progressives are not going to be happy about that. in fact, even house speaker pelosi had to speak out about a major theme progressives want in this bill, to include a provision allowing medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices. pelosi said that they're probably going to have to remove that from this economic bill. so bottom line here is it's going to be really busy next week and possibly until the end of october with this next deadline october 31st to pass these two bills because they're
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going to have to negotiate on what to include in these bills and progressives and moderates see this situation completely differently. laura? >> yeah, thank you for laying out all the sticking points there. really important to get down to what is at stake here for folks. daniela, thank you. coming up, china is building a new space station and preparing to launch its second manned mission to make it happen. what do beijing's ambitions in space mean for the u.s.? that's next. va plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger. ok everyone, our mission is to provide complete, balanced nutrition for strength and energy. whoo hoo! ensure, with 27 vitamins and minerals, now introducing ensure complete! with 30 grams of protein.
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welcome back. china is challenging the u.s. and not just here on earth. it's launching a second manned
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space mission to help build its new space station. china's cosmic ambitions are part of a building space race with the united states. cnn's david culver is at china's launch site in the gobi desert and filed this report for us. >> reporter: laura, good morning to you from the gobi desert here in north western china. look over my shoulder. this is shinjo 13. a few hours from now, that craft known as the divine vessel will go up to the heavenly palace. that is china's soon to be completed space station. why is china building the space station? well, the u.s. barred china from participating in the international space station, so they're constructing their own. and they're inviting other countries to take part. the one catch is those european astronauts including from u.s. allied nations are going to have to learn chinese because all the interfaces are in chinese. so they're actually taking language courses now to do just
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that. and china really has, compared to the u.s., stepped up their space program remarkably. you have to look at the comparison in years that the u.s. has had, really a four-decade head start and manned missions. china's first manned mission was in 2003. since then they have seen first attempt successes in missions to the moon and mars, and they've got huge ambitions. they've got plans to build a moon base along with russia and they want to send astronauts to mars by the 2030s. now, proof of them wanting to show the rest of the world how much confidence they have in their space program is our being here. foreign media doesn't often get this kind of access. they're proud, they're confident and they want to show they are a fierce competitor to the u.s. both in this world and in outer space. laura? >> david culver, great reporting as usual. coming up for you, a very controversial ending to a classic series.
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a checked swing sends the dod dodgers giants home and the dodgers move on. we have reaction next. >> can't end the game that way .
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welcome back. in texas a grand jury has indicted a former pilot in the first criminal charges stemming from the boeing 737-max disasters. boeing's former chief technical
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pilot is accused of deceiving the faa while it was first certifying the jet. prosecutors say mark forkner withheld critical information about an automated cockpit feature to save boeing money. a flaw in the design led to two crashes killing 346 people. the jets were grounded for almost two years costing boeing more than $20 billion. no comment yet from forkner's lawyer. governor mike par son threatening to prosecute the st. louis post dispatch. the paper revealed a security flaw on the state education department's website that had exposed the social security numbers of 100,000 staffers, but two days later the governor lashed out. >> they were acting against the state agency to compromise teachers' personal information in an attempt to embarrass the state and sell headlines. >> now, the newspaper disagrees here, saying it informed state officials after discovering the vulnerability and delayed
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publication to give them time to fix the problem. a once prominent south carolina attorney embroiled in several scandals has now been arrested again. alex murdaugh is set for a bond hearing on charges he swindled the sons of his dead housekeeper. he's accused of pocketing millions of dollars in settlement money intended for the family of gloria statter field, the housekeeper. she died after what was described as a trip and fall accident at the murdaugh estate back in 2018. just the latest challenge for murdaugh who survived being shot in the head himself in september. authorities say he admitted the shooting was part of a conspiracy scheme so that his surviving son could collect an insurance payout. police are still investigating the murdaugh murder of murdaugh's wife and son back in june. early start continues right now. good morning, everyone. this is early start. i'm laura jarrett. almost 30 minutes past the hour here in new york and it's time
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for our top stories to keep an eye on today. former president bill clinton on the mend, but still hospitalized this morning at the university of california irvine medical center. he is being treated for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream. doctors say clinton is in good spirits, talking to family and staff, and has been up and walking. the white house climate adviser warning that extreme flooding, deadly wildfires and rising sea levels represent a systemic risk to the u.s. financial markets. gina mccarthy will be among officials heading to the u.n. climate summit intended as the administration a show of force for addressing the climate crisis. and the biden administration plans to revive a trump-era border policy next month that forces migrants to stay in mexico until their immigration court date in the u.s. the controversial remain in mexico policy is contingent on mexico agreeing to accept these
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migrants who are in the program. a retired detective accused of terrorizing black risk identifies in kansas city for decades is now under investigation by a federal grand jury. prosecutors say roger exploited women in prostitution and framed a black man for murder. his attorney declined to comment. actress lili bernard is suing bill cosby for alleged sexual assault. she accuses cosby for drugging and raping her at a hotel in 1990. the suit was filed under new jersey law which extends the statute of limitations for sexual assault cases. one in six americans say they drink a lot. a cdc study found at least a quarter of those drinkers are bingeing with four or more drinks at one sitting. at least once a week. the data is from 2018, and so the concern is that drinking became even worse during the pandemic. today fda vaccine advisers will discuss mixing and matching
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vaccine booster shots. a recent n.i.h. study finds those vaccinated with johnson & johnson had a stronger antibody response from pfizer or moderna's booster. the fda adviser expected to consider a j&j booster today after giving moderna the nod on its booster yesterday. advisers recommended a half dose for people who got their second moderna shot at least six months ago and like pfizer for now, this is just for older patients or people in high-risk jobs. the cdc still needs to give final authorization. shots could begin at the end of next week. time for a three questions in maybe three minutes. let's bring in rob davidson, an e.r. physician in western michigan and executive director of the committee to protect health care. doctor, good morning to you. let's start here on the booster front. the fda is green lighting moderna's vaccine. that's great. but we know that people aren't showing up in your e.r. because they didn't get their third shot. they land in your e.r. because they didn't get their first shot. so, from a public health
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perspective here, where should our focus be right now? >> i think our focus needs to be in many places unfortunately. it is a pandemic . i work in on area where 41% are vaccinated here. but i do think the booster is an important issue, particularly for health care workers. i see it every single shift. we have nurses, we have other staff that are having to stay home because they're testing positive for covid or they have minor symptoms. and we know that vaccines are still extremely durable for preventing severe illness or preventing hospitalization. but when we're looking at trying to staff emergency departments and hospitals in entire regions when we have huge numbers of patients coming in, setting records for inpatient census for covid and everything else, frankly, we can't afford to have staff going home even if they have a minor illness. they are style home for ten days. i think boosters for health care
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workers, there's been some controversy, some physicians of public health think this shouldn't be a focus. but to keep the critical infrastructure going, we need it. >> let's dig in on that because there was a lot of news over vaccine mandates. texas has banned any employer in the state from requiring a vaccine. a federal judge in maine says health care workers cannot opt out of the vaccine. but maybe the most confounding cases in my hometown chicago where the police union, the police union is telling cops not to get vaccinated. the mayor lori lightfoot is not having it. take a listen to what she said, and then we'll talk. >> our goal is to create a safe workplace, and the best way that we can do that, the biggest tool that we have is by getting people fully vaccinated. >> it seems like she's stating the obvious, but somehow this has become a debate. how is it that front line workers, like the colleagues you're talking about, are opposed to this vaccine when they went through such trauma over 18 months, and they face
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such a high risk of exposure? >> the vast majority of folks that i work with of health care workers are pro vaccine, have gotten vaccinated, or are getting vaccinated. so it's a very small number, to be honest. but the reality is people who work in various places, they reflect the community in which they live. the community where i am is about 40% vaccinated. you know, our staff is significantly higher than that, and we have a vaccine requirement, you know, by the middle of the month, pretty much everybody is going to be vaccinated. and, you know, i don't know why governor abbott did what he did down in texas or governor desantis has resisted vaccine requirements. it seems like it's likely politics. i don't understand how that works politically because the vast majority of individuals favor vaccine requirements. people want to get out of this pandemic. i don't understand why certain politicians or former president
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bloodstream. how common is this? >> unfortunately it's quite common. now, we're much better at diagnosis sepsis. sepsis is the body's response to infection. you get a bunch of inflammatory markers. you can get low blood pressure, high heart rate, put yourself at risk of severe outcomes, even including death. in the past decade we have gotten so much better at the early recognition of sepsis because of science, the same science that's gotten us safe vaccines. because of that we're identifying it earlier and we are saving so many more people. so it sounds like he's on the mend. 20 years ago, something like that may not have been caught as early and we'd be more of a
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crisis situation so we are looking forward to him recovering fully. >> seems like the messages, don't ignore your utis, people. rob davidson, thank you for your work, sir, and thank you for getting up sew early with me. appreciate it. >> thank you. okay. build back better goes back on the road today as president biden is taking his message to hartford, connecticut. while congress tries to find a middle ground to get it passed. a renewed urgency from this white house, cnn's jasmin wright is live in washington covering it all. jasmin, jen psaki went on pause, save america, with her former white house colleagues from the obama days. what did you learn? >> reporter: well, we learned that for the white house, time is running short to pass president biden's economic agenda. that is a message or one of the messages white house press secretary jen psaki conveyed on that podcast. but still, this is a white house that is unable to find consensus among democrats in their own party to try to get some type of deal on president biden's social
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safety net expansion package so that they can vote on both that and that bipartisan infrastructure deal at the same time. but really, these comments fpsai reflect a thinning on the part, and the negotiations try to find some middle ground. press secretary psaki said this stage of negotiations cannot last forever. take a listen. >> ultimately when what it comes down to, no bill is perfect. it's not going everything joe biden wants. not going to be everything joe manchin wants or kirsten sinema wants, or jayapal or any member of congress. it's ultimately a compromise and you try to get to the best package possible. ultimately, we can't do this forever, we're not doing this forever. time is running short here. we've got to come to a time where we figure out what's the best version we can get enough votes for that is still going to
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have a historic impact. and right now we're just in kind of the messy, messy phase. people are doing their peacock feathers in public and are going for what they think is most important. >> reporter: so, we just heard psaki saying these folks are kind of arguing in public for what they feel is most important, but on a private call reported by my colleague manu raju yesterday, basically kirsten sinema, who psaki just mentioned, kind of a moderate and in middle of these negotiations, joe manchin another moderate in the middle of the negotiations, they did not cosign to that $2 trillion figure that president biden has floated, which would be a reduction of that initial $3.5 trillion for that social safety net expansion package. they detailed real disagreement that they had with what the white house's overall trying to do right now at this stage. so in that podcast, psaki really outlined the end of october, beginning of december as markers that the white house want to see not as deadlines, but as
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progressions, real things that they can say by these times where these provisions expire, like that debt ceiling increase, that they have seen some movement on these negotiations. that's when they kind of want to see it by. but it's hard to see after those comments from manchin and sinema and really still no package on the ground, how that comes together so quickly. but still, we will see president biden today out in connecticut talking about child care and the child care components within the social safety net expansion package. and i think we will continue to see him on the road taking his message to the american people while these negotiations continue. laura? >> all right, fair enough. jasmin, thank you for walking us through what psaki callsed messy phase. appreciate it. now to an urgent warning from federal law enforcement agencies about a potential cyber threat to the nation's water and waste water systems. there are alert site threats from fishing emails that try to hook personnel with dangerous attachments or link. hackers can exploit outdated
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this morning a school superintendent in southlake, texas, is apologizing after a district administrator told teachers that if books about the holocaust are in their classrooms, books with so-called opposing views of the holocaust need to be there as well. here's the actual exchange that set off this firestorm. >> we hired you as professionals. we trust you with our children. so if you think the book is okay, then let's go with it.
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and whatever happens, we will fight it together. >> as you go through, just try to remember the concepts of 3979 and make sure if you have a book on the holocaust, that you have one that has opposing -- that has -- >> how do you oppose the holocaust? >> what? >> believe me, that's come up. >> that administrator who was talking there was apparently training teachers how to follow new guidelines for vetting books. the guidelines are supposed to be aligned with this new law in texas that restricts the discussion of history and racism in classroom. you can see how it has gone wrong. no comment here from the administrator. the superintendent is trying to clean all this up, saying the comments were not intended to minimize the holocaust, and there are not two sides of the holocaust. all right. american workers suddenly find themselves with leverage over their employers and they're using it. 10,000 striking john deere workers are picking up support from democratic senator elizabeth warren. the workers rejected raises of 5 to 6%. instead, choosing to move forward with the biggest private sector strike since the one
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against general motors two years ago. senator warren tells our matt egan, quote, workers have gotten the shortened of the stick for decades now, and the government has stayed on the side of the giant corporations. that's beginning to change. there is a broader trend developing here, a record number of workers quitting and hundreds of thousands more ready to walk off the job soon. cnn's allison kosik takes a closer look for us. >> reporter: good morning, laura. there was a tentative deal on the table between united autoworkers and john deere two weeks ago. in a vote members rejected that contract proposal because most didn't think the deal was good enough. now they're calling for higher wages. these negotiations are happening at a time when things are going very well for john deere. revenue for the first three quarters of deer's fiscal year rose to $32 billion. it stopped
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>> they them create for the can be company. >> reporter: it's not the only company striking in the u.s. kellogg's, 1400 workers walked off the job february 5th. that strike is heading into its second week. there could be two more strikes on the horizon. workers at kaiser permanente, one of the country's biggest health care providers, 38,000 people could go on strike soon if no agreement is reached. and in hollywood, hollywood, california, 60,000 members of a film and tv production union, those are mostly people behind the camera. they will go on strike beginning monday if an agreement cannot be reached with a group representing hollywood producers. laura? >> allison, thank you for that.
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mortgage rates are rising. the average interest rate on a 30 year fixed mortgage rose to 30% last week. according to freddie mac that's the highest rate since april. the 15 year rate rose to 15.3%. mortgages dropping to 2.65%. some consumer news for you. butter ball is recalling 14,000 found of ground turkey after reports of blue plastic was found in the meat. the recall items include a 2 1/2 pound of farm to family butter ball, all natural ground turkey with a sell-by date of october 18th. and 3 pound trays of kroger ground turkey with an october 17th date. so check those in your fridge if you have them. the defending world series champs advance in the playoffs after knocking off the giants thanks to a questionable game-ending call. andy scholes has it all covered in this morning's bleacher report. hey, andy. >> got to feel bad for giants
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fans this morning. they won 109 games this year, best record in baseball. but their season comes to an end on a very questionable call. so, the game was tied at 1 into the 9th inning. codi bellinger batting 165 comes through for the dodgers with an an end to an amazing season for the giants. >> it's a tough way to end it. there's no -- especially right now, there's no need to be angry about that. i just think it's just a disappointing way to end. >> i don't know if anybody really thought it was a checked
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swing or not, so as soon as we looked and saw him put his hand up, everybody hopped over the fence and, you know, started the party. >> dodgers move on to take on the braves now in the national league championship series tomorrow night on our sister channel tbs. the alcs between the astros and red sox get started 8:07 eastern. thursday night football teaching tom brady and the bucs taking on the eagles last night, first quarter, brady finding antonio brown. he's going to score from 23 yards out. one of two touchdown passes for brady in the game. leonard franet running for two scores for the bucs. after this touchdown, watch this. throws the ball to the stands. he was throwing it to a bucs fan, an eagles fan grabbed it. making sure that bucs fan ended up with it. he was pretty pumped up about it. tampa bay wins 28-22 to improve 5-1 on the season. finally, brooklyn nets star kevin durant says he's not upset
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with kyrie irving's decision to not get vaccinated against covid-19. >> i just want kyrie to be around. i know sfuf will happen. it's just the situation that we're in. you know, kyrie made his decision what he wanted to do. he chose to do what he wanted to do and the team did the same. i want our whole team together. i want us to be at full strength. 134 sometimes it don't work out that way. it will workout for both parties. >> kyrie could still earn as much as $19 million without stepping foot on the court this season. since he's not vaccinated, kyrie can't play home games in new york, but he could have played the road games. and it's the nets' decision to keep him out until he can play full time. so they're going to owe him roughly half of his salary, even though he's not going to end up playing. laura, that could all get resolved in three different ways. kyrie gets vaccinated which is unlikely at this point. the regulations change in new york. or the nets trade him. kyrie could play for another team. >> others who have been
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resistant have changed their tune. maybe we need sanjay gupta to go talk to them. talk some sense into them. andy, i want to get back to the giants and the dodgers for a second here. you say no chance that was a swing. i have no opinion in the matter and wouldn't even begin to. but what happens to the umpire in this situation? >> he should have just said it was a bad call. i don't think he owned up to it afterwards. laura, in that situation the umpires aren't usually going to ring up the batter. for that to be a strike-out to end a series, especially one that was so highly contested like this one between two very even teams, devastating for the giants and their fans. you know, it's just rough. if he would have struck out legitimately, which could have happened later in that bat against max scherzer, i'm sure fans would have felt much better this morning. checked swing to end the series, i don't think i've ever seen that in my lifetime. >> oh, wow. all right. that's saying something. andy, thank you. have a nice weekend, my friend. >> you, too.
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