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reversing course after president biden vowed to protect taiwan if china attacked. reaction ahead from the chinese government. and as the pandemic begins to wind down and the u.s. workers are trying to seize new power, welcome to striketober. we're learning more about the moments that led up to a fatal shooting on the set of a film. an assistant director handed baldwin by a prop gun and yelled cold gun meaning it did not have live rounds. the actor fired it while rehearsing a scene and hit and killed a cinemaing t ing to gra. the assistant director didn't know it had live rounds.
this is thsis the 1911 call. listen . several crew members had quit the production due to safety concerns including gun safety protocols. lucy kafanov picks up the story. >> reporter: alec baldwin says he is fully cooperating into the investigation in the fatal shooting on the set of the movie "rust." >> two people accidently shot. >> reporter: officials say they are still in the initial stages of their investigation into what led to the fatal incident chen baldwin discharged a prop weapon onset. and the director joel souza rushed to a local hospital with
injuries. and director of photographerity was pronounced dead. police continue to interview witnesses and are looking into what type of projectile was fired from the prop gun commonly used on movie sets that aren't without their own risks. >> prop weapons do have a dangerous factor to them even though they are a lot safer than using a live firearm. >> reporter: 42-year-old hutchins lived in los angeles with her husband and son. and was credited in the production of dozens of film, tv and video titles. today baldwin tweeting that there are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of halyna hutchins. i'm in touch with her husband offering my support to him and his family. these tragic accidents at moved have i sets have happened before. after brandon lee, son of bruce
lee, was killed in 1993 on the set of the movie the crow when the fragment of a dummy bullet wounded lee in the abdomen. shannon lee posting on her brother's twitter account, our hearts go out to the families of hutchins and souza, no one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set, period. we're told that search warrant has been issued for the bonanza creek ranch where the shooting took place. they will be combing the property. they don't expect to update the public before monday. this as investigators try to piece together how this tragedy could have taken place. lucy kafanov, cnn, santa fe, new mexico. earlier i asked chad hawthorne, a firearms safety coordinator, what types of guns are typically used on movie sets and if it is common for prop guns to fire live ammunition. here he is. >> prop guns take all shapes and
sizes. there are rubber stunt versions that you might use with a performer falling off a roof or running down the street or dropping the prop. that would be made of rubber. then we get up to the type of prop guns that are manufactured to only shoot blanks. they were never real guns. we call them nonguns. they are still dangerous because a blank is a charge of powder that propels hot gas, burning gas, burning powder out of the muzzle and we want to make sure that nobody is ever right down range from that muzzle. on another extreme, there is sometimes the use of a real firearm that have been converted in some cases to fire blank rounds so that they will cycle a blank round, not having the actual projectile in the cartridge. you don't get the pressures needed to cycle. but for those guns that don't require the cycling of the round like a revolver, it would in
some cases just be a real firearm. now, that brings really to the forefront obviously there is never any real ammunition capable of firing a projectile allowed on a film set ever, ever. >> there has been reporting about safety standards in this case. so i want to ask you, are there different safety standards or directions depending on the budget and in terms of the armor that is used if they are union or not, are they all operating under the same standards? >> i would say yes, they are. i think that as a competent armor onset is following a set of industry standards safety protocols that include everything from training the performers, working with the directors of photography to block the shot to make sure nobody is ever down range of a muzzle. and just as i said, between takes when just before the director calls action, the prop
master -- sorry, the armor will hand the performer the prop, make sure that they witnessed what type of rounds are going in there. they do the scene. as soon as the director calls cut, that armor goes in there and secures that prop. takes it away. makes sure that it is loaded correctly, we have the right number of rounds for the scene, we don't add extra rounds. those protocols are universally standard whether union or not. >> all right. so many questions still unanswered. but really appreciate having your expertise on this tragic story, chad hawthorne, thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. u.s. food and drug administration says when it comes to young children, the benefits of the pfizer covid vaccine outweigh the risks. that was posted late friday. the fda says while the vaccine carries a theoretical risk of causing heart inflammation, the
risk from covid is higher if enough virus is circulating. fda vaccine advisers will meet next week to evaluate pfizer's emergency use authorization. while the demand for booster doses are outpaying so far more than 12 million people have received a booster dose and on friday pfizer said data showed that it was more than 90% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in young children. alexandra field has more. >> reporter: this is great news because we now have a booster plan for all three covid-19 vaccines. more protection for millions more americans, moderna and j&j boosters joining pfizer now going into arms. dr. fauci says soon even more people could be eligible for booster shots. >> i'd be rather confident that as we get further and further over the next weeks to months that the age limit of it is
going to be lowered. >> reporter: and the cdc chief says people can choose which booster shot they get. >> some people very well may prefer to get the vaccine they originally got, but the cdc now will allow new recommendations to mix and match. and we do not indicate a preference. >> reporter: the cdc also appealing to pregnant and nursing women to get vaccinated and to get boosters when eligible. >> we have relatively low rate vaccination for pregnant women in general. >> reporter: fda advisers meet next week to decide on shots for children as young as five. they will review new data from pfizer showing their vaccines are nearly 91% effective against symptomatic covid among 5 to 11-year-olds and that the vaccine appeared safe and there were no incidents of myocarditis or inflammation of the heart muscle. the white house is already laying the ground work to get the smaller doses into smaller arms. >> the administration is working really hard to make sure the vaccine is in the field so we
can get started vaccinating immediately. >> reporter: as for still in-vaccinated adults, president biden forcefully backing vaccine mandates sweeping the nation in the cnn town hall. >> should police officers, emergency responders be mandated to get vaccines and if not, should they stay at home or let go? >> yes and yes. by the way, i waited until july to talk about mandating because i tried everything else possible. the mandates are working. >> reporter: but the pushback continues. more than 130 municipal workers in chicago now filing a lawsuit claiming the city and state's vaccine policies are unconstitutional. we've long heard people who have covid have described having episodes of brain fog. a new study showing that that brain fog can persist for months. the same study suggests while it is more frequent among patients hospitalized, it is also occurring in people who never
went to the hospital. in new york, alexandra field, cnn. the uk reported more than 49,000 new infections friday. despite those escalating numbers, boris johnson said that the uk would stick with its current covid plan, no lockdowns and no mask mandates. while that is drawing swift backlash from scientists who urge officials to plan for new measures that can be rapidly deployed if needed. johnson said the surge in new cases wasn't outside what was predicted. he made those comments while visiting a vaccination clinic in west london encouraging people over 50 to get their boogser w booster when they were called. joining me now is keith neal from darby england. thank you so much for being with us. what is behind this rise in cases there? >> quite simply people mixing and people are infectious, some who will be asymptomatic or
pre-symptomatic and the more mixing, the more spread and the virus likes this. also things like going back to work, not wearing masks, all boosting the number of cases. >> and it seems like young people are contributing to this as well. this is all putting a spotlight on the vaccination rates among kids especially 12 to 15. so as we here in the u.s. are about to roll out vaccinations for kids 5 to 11, what is what is whaping in the uk suggesting about the importance of getting kids vaccinated as quickly as possible? >> i think the fact that the children's education is being disrupted. and we even had a young girl die age 15 the day before she was due to be vaccinated. so it can be dangerous at this age. the issue is that at the moment even if you are in kin contact a known case, you have a one in
six chance of catching covid even if you are vaccinated and there is no requirement to isolate. so not surprising that it is spreading. >> and also the dropping of the mask mandates and so on. we heard a stark warning from union leaders representing some 3 million workers, they said, quote, without decisive action now, we risk sleep walking into another winter of chaos. so what can governments do to prevent this? >> i don't understand why masks has become such a political issue. because clearly people seem to think that they have a right to not wear a mask. but there is a right to life and much higher preference and i have the right not to catch covid. we know if both parties are wearing masks, the transmission rate of covid falls 50%. >> so do you think it was a mistake then to drop all of these restrictions?
>> i think that we have to get to a place when cases were low and to get back to some form of normality because also people not having jobs is deleterious to health. i think that we should be looking at what i call no-cost options. it really doesn't cost anything to put a mask on when you go in a shop. if you can work from home, why not. people are saying that it affects the economics of cities. people therefore will buy their lunch going out where they live, so the economy has just moved around. it doesn't get destroyed. >> boris johnson as we reported as urged more people to get the booster. here in the u.s., we're getting more people getting the booster than getting their first shot. is that the solution here to prevent these huge spikes? >> i think it is one of the issues. i think we need to look at covid
as a disease that you get diagnosed with a pcr test with mild symptoms, those put you in hospital, and i'm still trying to book my covid vaccine for the middle of next month. and i think you've got some groups in america where you've got significant undervaccination rates. and the unfortunate death of colin powell should be a wake-up call to your african-american people. >> absolutely. well said there. so just as we look at this through an american lens here as we open up more and more, what else can the u.s. learn from what is happening there in the u uk right now? >> i understand mask wearing varies by state and the governors tend to seem to have quite a lot of sway. we've got similar issues w. i think that we need to put measures that don't badly affect people bike mask wearing,
working from home, which allow people to carry on normal. i think one of the other things is covid passports which has been a big success in parts of europe. but at the moment our covid passport allows you to do a home test which basically simply is open to fault and people can lie. we had a big outbreak at a festival in cornwall with 46,000 people going and over 10% got ill. and i don't believe that everybody was truthful about their lateral flow device test in that situation. >> unfortunately, there will always be cheating. we really appreciate your expertise. keith neal, thank you so much for joining us. >> good morning. thank you. to italy now where there has been fierce backlash over the country's strict covid pass, some likening to fascism.
there the mandate covers all workers and there have been real fears about potentially deadly violence, what is the latest? >> you know, there was a big protest in the northern part supposed to take place yesterday but they had credible information that very extremist groups had infiltrated it. and these people that are organizing these protests want to have a legitimate conversation with the government to say not everybody can afford to have a covid test every 48 hours or maybe they got vaccinated in a country that the vaccine is not accepted. "sputnik" for example is not accepted in part of the italian green path. so they want to have a legitimate conversation and the protests have become so violent. two weeks ago, a knee owe fascist group attacked the labor union. we had credible evidence of people with bombs and so it was
called off. resistance is growing. and we haven't seen a spike in the number of vaccines since the green pass took effect. but a lot of people are calling in sick from work. you know, it has become a difficult situation. this is the strictest vaccine mandate anywhere in europe with this italian green pass. >> we'll keep following that story. barb barbbie, thank you so much. a few words land president biden in hot water with beijing, why the white house is rushing to undo president biden's candid remarks and how beijing is responding. and plus ennis cantor called out bay i didn't think's trea beijing's treatment of uighur muslims.
toward the island hasn't changed. the controversy erupted at a cnn town hall thursday night when president biden said this -- >> you hear people saying biden wants to start a new cold war with china. i don't want a cold war with china. i just want to make china understand that we are not going to step back, we are not going to change any of our views. >> are you saying that the united states would come to taiwan's defense if -- >> yes, we have a commitment do that. >> the administration officials say that the u.s. remains committed to assisting taiwan's self-defense, that the long standing policy is intentionally vague about what the u.s. military might do if taiwan were to be attacked by the mainland. u.s. policy towards taiwan has wider implications for the region especially south korea and japan. blake essig is joining us from tokyo. so president biden raising plenty of eyebrows with his comments. what has been the reaction from
beijing? >> reporter: the situation playing out on the taiwan strait between beijing is a big concern around the world. the stakes are incredibly high. and from japan's perspective, given its close proximity to taiwan, there are real concerns that japan could get drawn into a conflict over taiwan. in fact japan's ground self-defense force is currently holding a massive nationwide drill -- combat drills simulating an attack right now on japan's southern islands. so the concern is real. regarding president biden's comments last night as you might expect the reaction in the region was mixed. in taiwan biden's words were met with celebration, with taiwan's foreign ministry reiterating that their government will continue to strengthen its self-defense capabilities to fully defend taiwan. in china, the foreign ministry essentially said that the u.s.
should be cautious in its words on the taiwan issue and avoid sending the wrong message that they say could damage relationships and threaten regional security. take a listen. >> translator: on issues concerning china's core interests such as sovereignty and territorial integrity, china has no room for compromise. no one should under estimate the territorial integrity. >> north korea's foreign minister also weighed in describing taiwan as inseparable territory and condemning the u.s. for raising military tensions by commenting on taiwan affairs. no question that tensions are high between taiwan and mainland china. in fact in the first five days of this month, china sent more than 150 planes including fighter jets and nunk clear cape
bombers in to the defense zone. and the defense minister says he believes that china will be able to launch a full scale attack on the island by 2025 and that military tensions between beijing and taipei are the worst they have been in more than 40 years. and if conflict does take place, the big question is will the united states come to taiwan's defense. last night during cnn's town hall president biden seemingly answered that question. >> all right. thanks so much, blake essig in tokyo. the boston celtics enec enes kanter is again being critical of the treatment of uighur muslims. >> right now as i speak this message, torture, rape, forced abortions and sterilizations. family separations. concentration camps, political
reeducation, forced labor, this is all happening right now to more than 1.8 million uighurs. >> wednesday kanter ignited a furious backlash with these custom made shoes and a video condemning treatment of people in tibet. beijing denies any wrongdoing but is notoriously thin skinned about criticism. china canceled shows the game and his name blocked on some fan websites. attempts to get all democrats on board with president biden's domestic agenda stall once again. the latest on negotiations to advance the u.s. president's plans, next. plus haiti's new police chief calls for a big fight against crime amid the search for 17 kidnapped members of a missionary group. stay with us.
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democrats on capitol hill are inching ever so slowly toward an agreement on the massive social and economic package that is key to president biden's agenda. they key chipping away parts of the plan trying to win over two holdouts in the senate. as indicate c kaitlan collins r breakthrough yet. >> reporter: president biden trying to seal a deal with democrats. >> we had a very positive meeting this morning. i'm optimistic. >> reporter: bipartisan meeting with nancy pelosi and chuck schumer today as they attempt to unite their party on his agenda. >> alternative is not a larger package. the alternative is nothing.
are th >> reporter: biden optimistic about getting an agreement on the social safety net while candidly revealing during a town hall the difficulty of negotiating. >> when you are in the united states senate and you are president of the united states and you have 50 democrats, every is a president. >> reporter: biden conceding his plan for two degree years of community college won't make the final cut. >> so far mr. manchin and one other person has indicated that they will not support free community college. >> reporter: his proposal for federal paid leave slashed to one month. >> it is down to four weeks about and the reason, they can't get 12 weeks. >> reporter: one of the most popular parts of he his plan, raising taxes on corporations, likely won't happen in light of kyrsten sinema's opposition. >> she's smart as the devil. but she says she will not raise a single penny in taxes on the
corporate side and wealthy people. >> reporter: and also plans to expand medicare benefits seems like a stretch. >> with all three still be covered? >> that is a reach. >> reporter: the bill is still expected to include some of the biggest democratic priorities. including expanding medicare, universal pre-k and billions for climate change. but in also taking his strongest stance yet on ending the filibuster among democrats' attempts to pass voting rights legislation. >> i also think that we'll have to move to the point where we fundamentally alter the filibuster. >> reporter: adding that any push to end the 60 vote threshold in the senate would have to wait for the passage of his spending bills. >> if in fact i get myself into at this moment the debate on the filibuster, i lose at lease three votes. >> reporter: democrats are up against a self imposed deadline of friday. as of friday afternoon, they had not announced an agreement yet.
but the white house did say that president biden will continue to talk to those lawmakers throughout the weekend. kaitlan collins, cnn, the white house. u.s. house committee investigating the capitol attack is setting its sights on the money trail leading up to january 6. they will also determine if any election laws were violated or if financial crimes were committed in financing pro trump rallies that preceded the storms of the capitol. of particular interest are the so-called stop the steal rallies. sources say some organizers and vendors have already been interviewed by the panel. haiti's new police chief is calling on the entire nation to join the fight against crime. he promises to crack down on gang violence and kidnappings, and he also says all haitians have to play a part in what he called a big fight against criminals. he spoke after the recent abduction involving the ohio-based christian aid
ministries. 17 people are being held by the gang 400 mawozo. it is demanding $17 million for their release. u.s. workers are flexing their muscles in ways not seen in decades. hear why they have leverage over their bosses now as the economy still hurts from the pandemic. and a strong storm threatens part of the western u.s. we'll have details from the weather center about what to expect this weekend. stay with us. - [narrator] as you get ready for what's next, custom gear from custom ink can help make the most of these moments. we've developed new tools to make it easy for you. custom ink has hundreds of products to help you feel connected. upload your logo or start your design today at customink.com
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they are using it. according to cornell university, there have been labor protests at more than 800 locations so far this year. one labor leader says that has a lot to do with how some workers were treated these past 18 months. listen to this. >> people have worked throughout this pandemic and they have been called essential but unfortunately they have been treated as expendable. and right now people just again, they want their piece of the american pie, their piece of the american dream so people will have a better life for their families in the future. >> so all of this comes as unions fight an ongoing decline in membership. according to federal statistics, only a little more than 6% of more than 110 million u.s. workers were union members last year, up slightly from 2019, but the percentage of unionized line has been dropping for nearly 40 years. the retail sector is one of the
largest employers but only 4.5% of its workers were union members last year. now, one exception, nearly 40% of government workers are represented by unions. joining me from los angeles is ryan patel, board member and senior fellow at thedrucker school of management. thank you for being with us. all of this labor strive happha happening in what people are calling the great resignation. some 4.3 million people left their jobs in august. so what kind of workers are quitting and why is this happening? >> well, there is a couple buckets. the first bucket is people are leaving the jobs that they currently have and are finding other jobs because the benefits and/or the compensation is also better. so there is that one bucket of group of people who are finding a better opportunity because companies have to up their game
now to be able to attract better talent. and that means not just compensation, but all kinds of benefits. health, education. it is getting really competitive. and then the second bucket, it is about if companies are making more money, people want to get paid more, people want to have a work/life balance more. and part of it, you can point toward the pandemic. over the last two years, people have realized where they would like to have that balance and what is worth it, what is not. it made a lot of employees question about what they want to do moving forward. >> so is all of this giving more leverage to the unions then? is that why we're seeing so many labor actions? >> yeah, definitely there has been -- if you think about the unions in general, typically haven't been favorable in percentage-wise. a recent poll said 68% of respondents have a positive view of the unions. best reading of that question
since 1965. so, yeah, there is a lot more togetherness and unions know that they have some leverage. and the companies actually do if you look at john deere, they just announced today -- or in the last 24 hours, you know, even on strike they will be offering benefits to the workers that are on strike. kim, that doesn't happen on strikes. and so i think that there is that collaboration and also the power of social media too. don't forget that is on their side. >> so then that is great news for employees, many of whom are voting with their feet here. the fact that labor has more power. the question is, is this temporary, is it sort of a bunch of people who have more money in their pockets because of the covid specific government programs or does all of it signal a more permanent shift in which people are rearranging their lives and have changed their attitudes towards work, that second pick ket that you
were bucket that you were talking about? it seems counterintuitive after we've weathered such a huge economic upheaval because of covid, you'd think that workers would be more desperate to hang on to whatever job they have. >> and you are right. and part of -- you think about the supply and demand where the demand is high and companies need more products and services and they are having a hard time for whatever industry from supply chain to retail. part of what we learned from the pandemic, and i think this is where, you know, yes, you have the stimulus package and that goes for so long. i think that people want to find things that they want to make an impact and enjoy. and you know, i hate to throw this in there, but the whole work from home and office debate that continues, that is into this, workplace culture. the way we look at work and discuss culture, it has changed. it is not going back to what it was pre-pandemic for many of these companies. and because of that, how we look at workplace culture, how you
look at your job, these employees are looking at, well, is this worth my time, could i be doing something else, could i be doing side gigs. the freelance market, 50 million people have freelance gigs on the side here in the u.s. so that has been going up. so there is a lot more opportunity now that people have kind of opened their eyes and are balancing what is in front of them. >> lastly, how do we marry what is happening on the labor side with what is happening in terms of inflation? mine, if this keeps going and prices keep going up, will that sort of pressure people to go back to perhaps the jobs that they left that they didn't want? >> yeah, you know, it is always great when you have a small portion of a dose of something. when you start getting a bigger dose and when you are going through months and months of not meeting demand, not meeting retail sales, you know, payments are not being hit and then outlook starts to get cut for many of these companies, profitability starts to it can,
that is when we'll start to see the demand and spend a little bit differently. that will naturally occur over a period of time. right? if this thing all gets settled in three, four months, i think we're okay. but just like covid, when things start to affect for more than six, seven months, it has a detrimental effect to the economy as a whole especially about recovery. when we talk about fast recovery, you want to see the u.s. gdp continue to increase, not take a flat line. you want to catch up past where we were in 2019 and i think that we're starting to see that this will have an affect to 2022's outlook if companies can reach the high potentials that they want to. >> hate to leave it on a downer there, but we have to leave it there. ryan patel, thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks, kim. west coast of the u.s. is bracing for a powerful storm that weekend. so-called bomb cyclone with
hurricane-like strength will clash saturday night unleashing heavy rain, snow and strong winds in california and pacific northwest. it is one of a series of storms forecast to hit the region. let's bring in derek van dam. so any chance that all this water might go somewhere that actually needs it? >> well, of course we've got ongoing drought, so we'll take what we can get. but maybe perhaps just a little bit too much too quick. right? mine that is the theory here because we are going to be measuring snowfall in the mountains in feet. and rainfall in the lower elevations up to 10 inches of rain even locally higher amounts. so that is a lot of precipitation just through the course of this weekend. and of course we have the recent burn scars, so mudslides are an ongoing threat. let me take you to santa rosa, this is just north of san francisco. and i want to show you, it is already raining there. there is just one of a series of storms, the parade of storms lining up over the western
pacific. they call it a aboubomb cyclone because it strengthens, it drops 24 millibars within a 24 hour period. so it bt woit won't be the brun hurricane, but it will have characteristics of a hurricane. the pressure of the low will drop to about 944 millibars. and that is significant because that is equivalent to what a major hurricane can strengthen to or deepen to i should say. atmospheric river conditions behind the bomb cyclone, so drawing in moisture from the pacific ocean and producing just a significant amount of rainfall and snowfall for the higher elevations of the western u.s. look at this forecast accumulation map across sierra nevada mountain range, up to 3 feet of snow. northern rockies, more of the same. but a lot of orange, red and yellows over central and northern california, that is the heavy rainfall that has been
well advertised. and we're really honing in on sunday into monday, that is the time frame when the strongest part of this system, the parade of storms, the series of storms that will impact this region, that will bring the potential for mudslides and localized flash flooding as well. so there is a flash flood watch. debris floe threat with the recent fires. there isn't a lot -- there is a lot of charred landscape. so precipitation doesn't soak into the ground as easy and we get the mud and rock flow. so that is a concern for anyone living at the base of some of these taller mountains. >> and we'll keep following that big weather story. derek van dam, thank you so much. queen elizabeth is back home and resting. so we'll share what we know about the monarch's night at a hospital earlier this week in a live report from london after the break. ainy on tv - i'm an al neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements,
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the hospital resting. and she is now back at windsor castle. let's bring in fred pleitgen for more. so fred, plenty of questions not just about queen's health but also about the secrecy surrounding the hospital visit. many asking should there have been more transparency. >> reporter: that is something that many people are asking. and i think one of the things that we can see is that most probably the palace didn't want to cause too much concern not just here but internationally as well. it was very difficult to keep it under wraps because one of the things that happened in the middle of the week, the palace announced that the queen would not be traveling to northern ireland where she would have stayed for two days. they said she was saddened but following the medical advice. and then we heard that she was taking advice to rest for a few day and it was only after that that it did come to light and the palace acknowledged that yes, she had spent the night in the hospital in central london
from wednesday into thursday. and they did say that that was for preliminary investigations, for preliminary things. they also said that she was discharged obviously on thursday and was back working at her desk in light duties back on thursday. and of course boris johnson the prime minister in that same message where he said that he sends all his best wishes or any best wishes, also said that characteristically he had heard that she was already back at her desk and working. so a lot of this seems to have been to minimize the concern. but of course with the 95-year-old monarch, everything that has to do with her health is obviously something that is watched very closely and of course that is reported on very closely as well, kim. >> absolutely. lots of interested eyes watching that situation. fred pleitgen, thank you so much. so back in the early '80s for those of you who remember, many new wave bands predict bring didn't think that they would still be playing 40 years
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watching us here in the united states, canada and around the world. i'm kim brunhuber and this is "cnn newsroom." the deadly prop gun shooting, new details about how alec baldwin accidentally killed someone on his movie set. >> the fda touts the benefits of the pfizer vaccine over its risks. how soon we can expect emergency authorization. plus, northern california and the pacific northwest brace for a bomb cyclone, we'll have the forecast ahead. live from cnn center, this is "cnn newsroom" with kim brunhuber. we begin here in the u.s. where new details are emerging about the fatal shooting on the set of alec baldwin's upcoming film "rust." the newly released 911 audio is shedding light on the incident. and a search warrant