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that's something that airline units have been pushing for. they've also been pushing for the department of justice to crack down on this. we've seen a shift in the tide in the last few days with more and more indictments coming down against unruly passenger, name li na passenger accused of punching that flight attendant in that incident last wednesday on an american flight. he is 20-year-old brian sioux of irvine, california. we have learned from these court documents that just came out that he is pleading self-defense, that he recently had brain surgery, he says, and his family was interviewed and they say he's not been the same since. the flight attendant says she was just trying to keep him from getting to the lavatory when the fasten seat belt sign was on. >> goodness. last place you want to see that kind of violence. pete muntean, thanks so much. very good tuesday morning to
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you. i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm erica hill. it is election day in america. polls open in statewide elections. it could have national consequences and that's why there is such a focus on this, specifically on two high-stakes races for governor today in virginia and new jersey. in virginia, democrat all points bulletin l-- locked in a dead heat with glen youngkin. it could be a preview of next year's midterms. in new jersey, governor phil murphy trying to become the first governor to win re-election in that state in 4 years. >> democratic candidates were hoping to ride the momentum from legislative wins in d.c. that ain't happening, at least yet. moderate senator joe manchin threatening to upend democrat leaders' plans to vote this week on two of president biden's top agenda priorities announcing he will not support the social safety net package without greater clarity about its impact on the economy.
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he spoke to our manu raju moments ago on capitol hill. more on that in a moment. there are open questions as to what exactly the impact will be. first to virginia have former governor democrat all points bulletin is hoping for a second term while businessman glen youngkin is hoping to return the governor's mansion to republicans. here is youngkin making a final pitch to voters on monday. >> all points bulletin, who wants to -- he wants to put government between parents and their children. he wants to force everyone to join the union as opposed to letting it be your choice. he wants to make your life difficult by forcing your employer to fire you if you don't want the vaccine and not let you get unemployment. >>:krn national political reporter dan. merca is here for us.
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this is national. >> first for virginia, this is the next four years of leadership. it's become a referendum on the last eight years of democratic leadership in the governor's mansion. you've seen a lot of momentum behind youngkin in part because republicans are happy to be in this game. for last decade or so it's been impossible for a republican to get elected statewide in virginia. some of the momentum behind youngkin is because of that. there are national implications as well. a youngkin win would reverberate across the country, signal growth for the gop in 2021, especially in places like the suburbs around washington, d.c., where i am right now, an area that distanced its from donald trump in his four years in office. it would also signal questions for the democratic party. all points bulletin has run this race almost explicitly tying youngkin to trump. if he were to lose, that would raise questions about the potency of that argument, whether voters are still tuned
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into fears about trump and raise questions about whether voters support what is going on in washington. it could be a referendum on biden and the biden administration. as you note, the possible passage of an ifrlt bill. a lot of democrats thought that would help. it hasn't happened. there would certainly be worries and concerns about what could have been if that bill had been passed. lastly, it will raise questions about the mcauliffe strategy, whether they misjudged the issues of this race and didn't take seriously the issues of youngkin focused on, economy, crime, education. take a listen to what all points bulletin said yesterday about some of those issues. >> right now, look what's going on. guess how glen youngkin is finishing his campaign? he is doing an event with donald trump here in virginia.
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i'm here with you and they've got trump over there. >> obviously donald trump was not in virginia, it was a telerally. youngkin wasn't with trump, he was not called into the rally even, but that shows how important it was for the mcauliffe campaign to link youngkin to trump. there's a strategic reason for that, obviously. trump lost this commonwealth by ten points in 2020. there's the rhetorical reason, a lot of voters in the suburbs who fled the republican party, once reliable republican voters, fled under trump because of the concerns they had about the former president. big question going into today and honestly for the weeks to come will be does that strategy still work, and that will be something mcauliffe will have to answer if he loses this race. >> lots of votes to be counted. we'll be watching tonight. dan, thanks very much. brian todd is at a polling place in ashburn, virginia.
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polls opened at 6:00 a.m. local time, close at 7:00 p.m. tonight. if a voter is in line by 7:00 p.m., they will be permitted to vote. do you have a sense there from what you've seen, and speaking to election officials, what the turnout is like? >> reporter: we do, jim, and it's a healthy turn out so far in loudoun county. early votering was crucial. more than 40,000 people voted early in loudoun county. over 6,300 people voted on saturday alone in early voting. as of today, though, as far as this morning is concerned, steady flow of voters at this elementary school. about 350 voters have come through the door so far. they had a line going out the door at 6:00 a.m. when they opened. they have strict rules for reporters going in, in live shots, transmitting in there. the long and short of it is i'm not really allowed to g in and talk with my photojournalist andrew smith. he can go in. i have to stay 40 feet outside the door. so andrew is going to take you
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inside where people are registering -- checking in to vote. they check in at that station there ahead of andrew. he's going to pan to his left and show you the voting stations there. they have nine voting stations where people will go to vote. again, a steady stream of voters coming through here, at least 350, according to the precinct captain here. and we've talked to election officials here in loudoun county and they say it's been very, very steady all morning. they do expect a big, big turnout today here in loudoun county. and, you know, you talk to -- i saw dan's live shot just before me, and, you know, glen youngkin talking about the education issue, with the school as a become drop here, education is key. we've talked to voters about what's most important to them. the curriculum here, a lot of them believe critical race theory is being taught in schools. they don't like that. it's not on the curriculum in virginia, but people in the county believe that's an important issue, curriculum a big debate between youngkin and
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all points bulletin. youngkin feels he can win this county. it's the fastest growing county in virginia and the fourth largest. if youngkin has a good chance to win today, and it is a close race, the poll pretty much even, if he win, this will be a crucial county. and the turnout here will be absolutely crucial. jim and erica. >> definitely watching for that. brian todd, thank you. stay with cnn as we cover election night in america. the stakes are high as you know. special live coverage starting tonight right here at 6:00 p.m. eastern. president biden's economic agenda really still up in the air this morning. senator joe manchin is once again asking questions about the so-called pay-fors in this bill, the plan to pay for it. manchin said he won't support the bill unless there is greater clarity about the impact it will have on the national debt and the economy. >> it is a question about how much his statement actually
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changes things because on the flipside, progressive caucus chair jpramila jayapal has voicd optimism that both bills will get passed. she says her caucus has the votes to do so. >> my hope and belief in talking to the senate majority leader, talking to other senators, talking to the president, is that the senate will move this forward very quickly. hopefully we can get it done before thanksgiving. on all of this, we are trusting the president to deliver 51 votes in the senate. what we are saying is we're part of the democratic party. we will vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and we expect that our colleagues across the democratic caucus will vote for and pass the build back better act. >> chief congressional correspondent manu raju has been following this. kaitlan collins as well. there was a moment about a half hour yesterday after manchin spoke where folks said, oh, goodness, the house of cards has
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fallen. then jayapal coming out and saying we're still moving forward. can you tell us where things stand? >> reporter: the question is can that $1.75 trillion bill become law. that is something we don't know the answer to at the moment. they're still trying to rangel enough support in the house to get moderates on line, and of course joe manchin, the key voice in the senate, is still not on board. we just caught up with him moments ago. he indicated he is still intent on getting something done, and he made clear he has concerns and probably wants some significant changes. are you suggesting they should abandon the effort all together? >> no. what i've always said, we're going to get something done. i believe in my heart of hearts with the unknown we have right now, that we should have waited. that ship has sailed and i understand that, so let's sit down and work in good faith. >> reporter: what should be dropped from this bill? >> did you sign off on the
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framework on friday prior to the president's announcement -- >> no. >> you hadn't. the second question -- >> that would be disingenuine. >> the second question is what do you say to democrats who say you threw the president a curveball while he was on the world stage? >> not at all. it's time to do something. the president is over there. he went there. he asked for something before he left. i thought something could have been done. vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill. a tremendous amount of clean energy in it. it does an awful, lot, more than we've ever done before. we have to sit down and be rational. >> reporter: do you want medicare expansion? >> i'm not for any expansions but basically, there is a trust fund that is insolvable. let's get it solved. >> that last point very critical
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because this bill would include an expansion of medicare to include hearing coverage. he is making clear that he should not include that. that is a red line for bernie sanders, who wants that expansion of meld care. so they have to sort that out still. but the same time, while this bill, there's still a discussion about trying to get this done, there's an effort in the house to try to get the larger bill done, passed in the house this week, alongside the bipartisan infrastructure bill that man chinn and other moderates have been demanding the house act on for months. nancy pelosi told her caucus this morning she is pushing for votes on both bills this week, trying to get the negotiations done on the larger bill, push the house to pass the infrastructure bill. the progressives are saying they will support the infrastructure bill, so potentially that could become law within days. but the question still is what will happen to the expansion of the social safety net? that's something the liberal, the moderates, and the white house will have to haggle on for weeks to come. >> kaitlan, as we look at how
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this is playing out, pete buttigieg saying the president is closer to getting manchin on the same page. at the town hall he said he always comes around around votes for it, talking about joe manchin. this is in many ways what the president has been working on, we're told, behind closed doors. how close is he to making sure manchin is on board, kaitlan? >> reporter: clearly, they are not there yet. manchin didn't sign off on that bill last week when the president announced it. of course, that was something that the white house had really wanted to get done before the president came on this trip, to go to rome for the g-20 and come to scotland for this major climate summit. now the president is preparing to leave the summit in just a few hours and go back to washington and still, of course, no backing from senator manchin on that yet. it likely explains why the kwhouls you saw the other day after we asked president biden at that press conference if he'd yet gotten the signoff from
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senator manchin and senator sinema on that bill, and the president did not answer directly, but he did flash a thumbs up to reporters in the room. then the white house walked that back saying the president was confident it would get passed overall but not that they had signed off on it yet. you see what the president's job will be returning to washington, getting manchin on board. you are hearing from the progressives including pramila jayapal saying it is up to president biden to get senator manchin on board, and they say they are confident he will be able to get all of the votes. it just shows that the president is going to be returning to the united states, to washington, with the same kind of dynamic that he left with, which is still getting those critical moderates on board. and of course the question is going to be how long that takes. it's kind of hung over the president's time here in scotland because he's been talking about these executive actions he can take, these pledges he can sign on to when it comes to this new rule proposed from the epa on limiting methane emissions.
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he is setting up these aggressive goals of how the united states is going to reduce emissions by about 50% by the end of this decade. but of course we know a big part of actually getting to that goal depends on this legislation, this hundreds of billions of dollars to try to get there. of course that is a legislation that does not yet have the support of senator manchin. >> i can't think of anything more washington than walking back a president's thumbs up. but here we are in these negotiations. kaitlan collins in scotland, manu raju on the hill, than very much. still to come this hour, president biden's final huddles with world leaders before he returns home from his overseas trip. the major commitments being made to fight climate change, how lasting are they? we'll dig in more later this hour. and up next, the day many parents and, be honest, lots of kids have been waiting for. could today be the day that children ages 5 to 11 will get the green light for a covid-19 vaccine? we'll look at that and what you can do as you're waiting for that vaccine.
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and a chance to abolish the police following the murder of george floyd in minneapolis. voters will weigh in on that idea. stay with us.
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cnn he expects members will approve it and overwhelmingly so. >> joining us to discuss is cnn chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta. this is happening, as you know, seeing members be updated about cases among children remaining extremely high. a lot of folks, the headline may emphasize the sense of urgency about the decision. does that weigh in at all for these independent vaccine advisers? >> i think so. where we are in the state of the pandemic, the context is important. the numbers have been improving thankfully, but they're coming down from a very high number as you point out. 100,000 or so children were diagnosed with covid this past week. some of those children may get sick, the percentage is small, but there's massive disruptions, isolation, quarantines, parents having to stay home, all the ripple effects. but the overall benefit of the
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vaccine to these children outweighing the risks is what the fda decided was true. as you point out, the cdc is formally recommending it because of that. >> let's talk about rollout here and how people who are watching right now can get their children the vaccinations. there are some differences between how this will be rolled out, and the administration has been preparing for it for some time now, and how vaccines for adults were rolled out. can you help people understand what they need to watch for and what they need to do? >> just in terms of availability now, there's good availability as opposed to what we saw in the beginning of the adult rollout last year. so many of those doses have already been preshipped to pedia pediatricians' offices and clinics and things like that, so parents should be able to go directly through their own doctor and get this. pharmacies, less of an option for these kids. it will be through their doctors. that's an important point.
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also looking at 12 to 15-year-olds, about half of them have been vaccinated so far. the numbers have gone up but still small. right now it's expected about a quarter of parents are going to rush out and get this vaccine for their kids right away, about a third are sort of waiting and seeing, and the rest are not inclined to do it. we'll see how those numbers change as well. >> it will be interesting, too, a lot of folks -- and i've spoken with those with children under 5, what about my younger kids? is this happens for the 5- to 11-year-olds, pfizer says we could have more data soon. what do we know about that? >> it's interesting. you always get projections. we've talked to the clinical trial investigators. but probably by the end of this year, there should be some data on the next youngest group, 2 to 5-year-olds. so we'll see, obviously, if that happens. part of that is dependent on how many cases are out there at a given time.
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in order for a trial to work, there has to be a fair amount of covid circulating. hopefully the numbers continue to go down. if they do, that may push trial results back a little bit. end of the year, 2- to 5-year-olds and first half of the next year for younger than that. >> a reminder if we take a pause how impressive this entire effort has been. good stuff, i think, anyway. dr. sanjay gupta, appreciate it. thank you, my friend. still ahead, policing and crime. two important topics motivating voters in mayoral races around the country today. in minneapolis, voters decide whether to replace the police department all together. we'll take you there live. we are not getting you a helicopter. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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in minneapolis, there is an initiative to create something other than a police force. >> there's more on the movement that grew in the wake of george floyd's murder. >> reporter: leading up to election day, canvassers are making a final push to encourage people to vote yes on ballot question number 2 in minneapolis. >> police department and public
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safety. >> it reads in part, "shall the minneapolis city charter be amended to remove police department and replace wit the department of public safety?" >> it's really setting the table, if you will, for policymakers in the future to come forward and say what should be in the public safety department. >> it's not abolishing the police department, getting rid of police officers. >> there are certain functions in our city that can only be done by licensed police officers. that doesn't change whether this amendment number 2 question passes or not. >> reporter: in the aftermath of george floyd's murder, there were calls to defund and even dismantle the minneapolis police department. >> ending the minneapolis police department! >> reporter: a year and a half and over 20,000 petition signatures later, those controversial ideas aren't quite on the ballot, but organizers say needed reform is. >> we know that slogans are not policies. it does not abolish the police department, does not even really
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dismantle police department. what it does is it makes it possible to expand it so that it becomes the department of public safety so that you can add other qualified professionals to it. >> reporter: they hope the new department will include things like mental health professionals and violence prevention counselors, but the ballot question doesn't include specifics. that could only be hammered out if it passes and after the newly elected mayor and city council are sworn in. >> there's too much at stake to just, you know, say we'll vot for this. vote for what? >> reporter: cheeto wilson owns a minneapolis barbershop and says he witnessed the police killing of jamar clark, a 24-year-old black man in 2015. after witnessing a police killing, living through minneapolis after all that happened around the murder of george floyd, you still feel the right way to go is vote no. >> it feels like and sounds like an experiment. they have not been able to flush out from top to bottom what this
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department of public safety is going to look like, to just say, hey, just trust us. we'll put this together and make you safe. it's reckless. >> reporter: the chief of police also has concerns. >> again, i was not expecting some sort of robust, detailed word-for-word plan, but at this point, quite frankly, i would take a drawing on a napkin. and i have not seen either. >> reporter: but advocates say it will create the opportunity to make policing easier. >> they will no longer have to be deployed in every single circumstance that we use 911 for. >> i'm going to have somebody call you. >> reporter: back on the canvassing route, the needs are plenty. >> there won't be officers that will relate to what we go through out here. >> absolutely. >> whatever we're up against, they have to be able to directly relate to that. >> this armed police only response that we have isn't working. >> i understand. but it needs to be pragmatic. >> reporter: now, if this passes, it would also eliminate
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the minimum number of officers required by the city. it would also rearrange the leadership structure of this department under the mayor and city council as opposed to just the mayor. the current elected officials would have 30 days to name interim commissioner of the new department of public safety, and the ones that are sworn in in january would have the task of of course filling this department. and we've already seen enthusiasm at least going to the polls so far. more people voted early in this election than in any municipal election we've seen here in the past 45 years. of course now is election day. jim, erica? >> quite an interesting result to watch. omar jimenez, thanks very much. we are also closely watching the mayoral race here in new york city where democratic former police captain eric adams is poised to win over republican curtis seewood. errol lewis, political anchor
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for spectrum news, always good to see you. as we look at sort of picking up where omar left off, as we look at police reform and support for law enforcement around the country, eric adams running on this pro-police platform here in new york city, but i think it does really, you know, bring into focus what we're seeing from democrats, is this struggle between supporting law enforcement and also having in many cases a necessary conversation about police reform and what that would look like. what do you think democrats are taking away from the approach that they're seeing here in new york city from adams? >> well, good morning, erica. i think what democrats are taking away from this entire situation over the last year is that we have the largest demonstrations by some measures in u.s. history around the george floyd killing and the need to have a different kind of conversation. well, this is what the conversation looks like about reorganizing police departments, what what i would call unbundling them, making it so if there's an emotionally disturbed
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person off their meds and acting out, you don't necessarily send a squad of people with guns. if somebody is accused of passing a counterfeit $20 bill as in the case of george floyd, you don't necessarily send a man with a gun. the idea is to try and recalibrate the use of deadly force so that it's more appropriate to the needs that the citizens have indicated they want their government to be involved in. so this was really long overdue. this kind of conversation needed to happen a long time ago. it's going to be fractious. it's going to be contentious. it's on the ballot today in minneapolis and in new york city. but this is how we try and arrive at a different understanding of how we use the police. >> in many ways even try to start that conversation in a number of circles, errol. as we look, too, the other thing getting a lot of attention in new york city, vaccine mandates. we know that curtis, the republican, very much against bill de blasio's mandates in the
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city. adams mostly supports them. that, too, is sort of emblematic of what we're seeing around the country. yes. i would tell you, though, erica, i was a little surprised. i moderated a number of debates for local officers in new york city, and i was surprised at the extent to which whether opposing vaccine mandates became immediately pli ly politicized. mostly republican and conservative party candidates say that vaccine mandates are terrible. they say that they are pro vaccine but they're anti-mandate, in some ways a distinction without a difference. it's very surprising how quickly it became a rallying point for candidates. it seemed to get a stir out of a distinct minority of the population, so it's not a way to necessarily win elections, but it is an issue around which a lot of people have politically organized. it happened just like that. this is a city where we had tens of thousands of deaths in a very short period of time, the city
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has been traumatized. a lot of people who will risk their jobs and run for office saying we must not require people to get vaccines. it's the strangest thing i've ever seen. >> it is. as you point out, it is playing out right before our eyes. errol, thanks. >> thank you. coming up next, president biden will be wrapping up his trip overseas. the new commitments he has made to fight climate change. and here's what else to watch today.
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dozens of world leaders are making a major commitment to protect the planet meeting for the second day at the cop26. many have committed to ending and reversing deforestation and land degradation by 2030. the u.s. plans to target methane emissions from oil and gas
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operations. joining me a previous secretary of state of foreign affairs for the uk. dave miliband, thanks for joining me. >> great to be with you. >> it can be easy to look at summits and commitments like this and say they don't really mean it, but if you look at the numbers, at least, we know forest degradation accounts for about 11% of the world's carbon emissions and the folks who have signed on represent 85% of the world's forest. is that a step that makes a real difference? >> yes. deforestation is an appalling scar on the planet, and it's very, very dangerous. as you say, it's one-tenth equivalent of global emissions. frankly, it's one of the easiest steps that needs to be taken. there needs to be compensation for those countries who have historically relied on logging. we need them to sustain their forests to absorb the carbon
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dioxide. but it's flashing code red, so this is an essential move, but it needs to be followed up with other moves. as you say, the president's made an important announcement today about methane. methane stays in the atmosphere for about 20 years compared to 100 years for but it's 10, 20, 30 times for toxic as a green house gas. that's the kind of action we need to see in the next 12 days of the climate conference which will make up for lost time. you warned in advance saying this summit must not become in your words a green wash summit. it has to deliver real action. based on what you've seen so far, is that going to happen? >> not yet, no. we had a commitment from india yesterday that it would reach net zero carbon emissions by 2017. that's too late. obviously the president here has been unable to go to the conference with agreements in congress because of issues that
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you've covered. australia, very weak in the detail on its commitments. at the moment, we've got a three-speedworld when it comes to decarbonization, taking it out of heating systems. we have those who are moving fast. the european union has put itself at the front of that pack. you've then got a group of countries that are saying good things but not yet delivering on them. china, u.s. are in that category. they tear two biggest emitters. then you have those who are in denial, russia not turning up, saudi arabia obviously dependent on oil. and given that this is a dwlo bebl collective problem, it needs international muscle and that's why these conferences are important. but it's the follow-up that's key, not just the words on paper. >> understood. i want to can about another topic, the situation in afghanistan. your organization has been involved in resettling afghans. there was a heartbreaking story
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from there about the dilemma many families are facing with the taliban taking over. have a listen to one of those testaments here. i want to get your reaction. >> translator: i have no work, no money, no food. i have to sell my daughter. i have no other choice. >> translator: my father has sold me because we don't have bread, rice, and flour. he has sold me to an old man. >> you heard that right. folks there facing such a crisis they have to sell their own daughters. what does the u.s. and the rest of the global community need to do now to get folks under threat out but also to get people there, the resources they need, so they're not faced with this horrible decision? >> thank you for asking about that. the international rescue committee is working with the government in the u.s. to register the 70,000 afghans who have escaped. but we also have 1,700 staff in the country, and the kind of
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stories that you're hearing, early child marriage, widespread malnutrition among the 40 million people who live if the country, those are stories of real people. it's very clear what needs to happen. i came on cnn in august, and i said that the military withdrawal must not be followed by a humanitarian withdrawal. and the humanitarian system depends on an economy that works. at the moment, the banking system is not working, the assets are frozen, the support for contractors has been called out. so what you have is economic blast with 95% of the population facing extreme poverty if nothing is done over the next few weeks. so it's incumbent on the international system, including the u.s., to pay salaries of teachers and doctors and nurses, not just for their own good but to float the economy, to get the banking system operating, and frankly to make sure that the agony of the afghan people is not doubled or tripled by the
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economic and humanitarian collapse they now face. >> listen, david, we appreciate the work that you and the irc are doing to help people in this situation, and thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you, jim. thanks a lot. >> erica? we are now just moments away from opening statements in the trial of kyle rittenhouse. he shot three men at a wisconsin protest last year. you're looking at live pictures of the courtroom there. how we expect his attorneys to paint a picture of self-defense next.
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in just moments, opening statements are expected to begin in the homicide trial of kyle rittenhouse, 18 years old now, 17 at the time of the alleged crime. he's accused of shooting three protesters in kenosha, wisconsin, last summer, killing two of them. >> rittenhouse says he acted in self-defense and has pleaded not guilty. adrienne broaddus is following this for us. what are we expecting today? >> reporter: the opening statements will lay the foundation. this will be a glimpse into what we could see in the next two week, and i say two weeks because that's how long the judge expects this trial to last.
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as far as the prosecution, it's likely they'll argue this was not a case of self-defense. they will say likely kyle rittenhouse was not acting in self-defense when he shot three people, killing two of them. the prosecution will likely argue under wisconsin law at the time it was illegal for rittenhouse to openly carry a weapon in wisconsin. we will not, at least not today, hear the prosecutors refer to these three men as victims. that's because the judge has a long-standing rule where he doesn't allow the term "victim" in his courtroom. in fact, the assistant direct attorney said during a pretrial hearing if he were to count the number of times this judge has admonished him for using the term "victim" it would be in the thousands. by contrast, the defense will argue and set the scene for self-defense. it's likely the defense will describe how rittenhouse, as a
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passionate teen, traveling from illinois to wisconsin to help business owners. keep in mind, there were protests unfolding in kenosha, wisconsin, after police there shot jacob blake in the back seven times. so it's likely -- jacob blake did survive -- we will hear the defense say this was self-defense and rittenhouse was a passionate team trying to help business owners protect their property. erica? >> we'll be following it closely as the trial unfolds. a lot of eyes on this. that is for sure. aid rh aid rhee yen, thank you. >> i'm jim sciutto. >> i'm erica hill. "at this hour" with kate bolduan starts after the quick break. but it's also a game, of information. because the nfl is connected. and at any moment, the fate of the season can come down to this. billions of secure connections, per second. when the game is on the line
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