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make it harder to vote next time around. in phoenix, they presented a 93-page rebuttal to those bogus republican audit attempts there. the chairman of the maricopa county board of republicans saying simply, we're done. this is the end of the 2020 election. but much of the republican party refuses to be done with former president trump. much of the gop spent the past year rewriting history about what really happened january 6. and still to this day, too many push his big lie for their own political survival. >> yes, the attempt one year ago to overturn the will of the people failed thankfully. but the lies of the 2020 election, the lies that fueled that violent mob in the beginning of 2021, remain a lasting threat in 2022. a point president biden will make when he speaks in just about four hours on the capitol this morning. cnn's daniela diaz is live for us this morning. daniela, you were there that
day, forced to hide like so many others. what is the mood one year later? >> reporter: laura, today is a day of remembrance. i was here when one year ago trump supporters stormed the capitol. and as a result -- they stormed the capitol as a result of trump's repeated big lie that the election was stolen from him. and because of that, he faced, of course, his second impeachment trial, and the fbi had launched -- has launched, continues to investigate the largest investigation in fbi history with 700 people arrested, and more than 100 more -- hundreds of more offenders still that they are looking for. but, really, the biggest thing here, laura, is that house select committee, the house speaker nancy pelosi launched to investigate the january 6 insurrection, which will probably be concluded by this fall ahead of the 2022 midterms, this house select committee they are investigating what led to the insurrection and what
happened that day. of course, as i mentioned, they are planning to have an interim report over the summer, and then a final report by the fall. and chairman bennie thompson of the house select committee, a democrat from mississippi, said that they are going to have a lot of public hearings this year so that americans can hear directly about what happened that day. testimonials from people who experienced the january 6 insurrection. so this being such a stain on democracy, and i do want to mention, laura, there are not going to be that many republicans attending the events of today because, of course, of the late senator john isackson's funeral happening in georgia. a lot of senators and house members, republicans will be attending that funeral. but still today will be a day of remembrance. now take a listen to what attorney general merrick garland said yesterday about how the department of justice is still searching for the truth of that day, and they're still trying to investigate the events of the january 6 insurrection.
>> the actions we have taken thus far will not be our last. the justice department remains committed to holding all january 6 perpetrators at any level, accountable under law. whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy. we will follow the facts wherever they lead. >> reporter: laura, it is as you said, in about four hours we will hear directly from president joe biden. he plans to give remarks here at the capitol about now with the -- marking one year of the january 6 insurrection, where he will place singular responsibility on former president donald trump for the events of that day. and as i said, house speaker nancy pelosi is planning to host many events here at the capitol, including a moment of silence on
the house floor, and we will hear directly from lawmakers who experienced that day. but i do want to emphasize, laura, a lot of us that experienced the january 6 insurrection will never forget what happened and, of course, today is going to be a tough day for a lot of us. >> a tough day indeed. daniela, thank you for being there for us. thank you for your reporting. >> take care, daniela. it's going to be a tough day for a lot of folks on the hill. more than 700 people, meanwhile, have been charged for their role on january 6. yesterday two friends who entered the capitol together were sentenced to 30 days in jail each. the judge saying this wasn't bill and ted's excellent adventure. they came to washington knowing full well the events of january 6. their actions were an assault on the american people. >> cnn's kaitlan joins us from washington. this offers us a chance to step back and take stock of the justice department's investigation, one of the biggest for d.o.j. of all time.
you followed it from the very beginning. tell us just who are these people that were there that day? what are sort of the trends you've noticed, and are they owning up to their role? or are they continuing to blame former president trump? >> reporter: so, while we are seeing really a very broad cross-section of trump supporters from nearly all 50 states that are coming in through the court system and facing justice for what they did on january 6th, lots of people are still saying they're not guilty. they want to go to trial. but we have had more than 100 people plead guilty, and we are seeing charges in basically four different types of people so far. everybody general who was on-site that day, either on the grounds around the capitol or went into the building, there are people who just walked in, took selfies, and then left pretty quickly, five minutes, 30 minutes, like the bill and ted's excellent adventure pair. there were people who went further into the building. people who have admitted to or are accused of ransacking
congressional offices. going into the senate, chanting, saying they were looking for lawmakers. then there are people, hundreds of people who were charged with being violent towards police. those are very serious charges. we also know the justice department is looking to identify maybe 250 more people who were also violent towards police that they have evidence of, that they haven't arrested yet. and then there are also a group of people that are charged with conspiracy. so those are the really complicated cases. those are the cases that the justice department is accusing people of doing some sort of planning beforehand, gathering together, maybe assembling guns, getting radios, figuring outweighs to talk to one another and then going to the capitol together. so far in court, we have had people be sentenced. there are people getting probation. there are people who are going to jail. and what we have seen so far is that the people who are being sentenced are the least serious cases at this time. that's because the justice department wants everyone to
know, and the way that this works is that this is just the beginning. yesterday merrick garland did give the speech as daniela was talking about, and he talked about how this sort of thing works even a year in. he here's what he said. >> in circumstances like those of january 6, a full accounting does not suddenly materialize. to ensure that all those criminally responsible are held accountable, we must collect the evidence. we follow the physical evidence. we follow the digital evidence. we follow the money. but most important, we follow the facts. not an agenda or an assumption. the facts tell us where to go next. >> reporter: so, laura, this really is the sort of investigation that garland is trying to say it takes time. there are people that they are getting to cooperate.
there are people who are confessing, who are saying, i regret what i did. i'm ready to help the justice department. i'm ready to help if you need more information, if you need to go to trial and need witnesses. there are people that are signing up to do that, especially in these conspiracy cases. and the thing that we can take away from this is we're one year in. there have been a lot of people charged. it's the largest, most complex, most resource-intensive investigation in the fbi's history, and it is nowhere near from being over. >> it's amazing to me. you said there are 250 people they are still looking for as of today. it's just incredible a year later. caitlan, thank you. all right, the company that owns facebook, instagram and what's app have been in contact with fbi ahead of the anniversary. the spokesperson for meta is continuing to monitor threats on its platform and says it will respond accordingly. facebook, of course, has faced intense scrutiny for failing to do enough to curb all of those threats of violence in the days
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>> 100,000 children were disconnected and disengaged when we were fully remote. 100,000, mostly black and brown and poor kids who weren't learning, and who we have to make up a lot of ground with them. and just when we're starting to do that, ctu pulls the rug right out from under them. is that right? is that fair? >> the concept of keeping kids at school above all else is there from every public health expert. and instead of being surgical and quarantining certain classes in certain schools were spread in the community as high, they are closing down 550 schools, serving 340,000 students. that is not the right approach. the teachers union doesn't acknowledge over 90% of their
staff is fully vaccinated and they were the first in line to get them. and we are doing our part, getting our kids vaccinated. i'm vaxed and boosted. that is the answer. this is way different than february of 2021. >> if this is a pattern and we keep on going with it where we just don't see children and fully vaccinated adults often getting sick with covid, not seriously ill, on some level we have to do the things that are essential. for me, school is first to open, last to close. in a city where bars are open, why would schools be closed? >> it's a great question. meantime, in washington, d.c., in-person classes resumed today. students will have to provide a negative covid test to attend there. and the superintendent of boston public schools, look at this, she stepped up wednesday to teach a roomful of students herself after hundreds of teachers there called out sick. >> they are brilliant, amazing, eager learners.
they were incredibly ready to learn, and i just had so much joy being here today. >> good for her. atlanta public schools are offering voluntary testing for students and employees at nine sites today and tomorrow as the district prepares to reopen in-person classes on monday. detroit, which had been set to switch to in-person today, has now extended virtual learning through next week. as for the broader state of the pandemic, coronavirus hospitalizations had been ticking up to about 120,000 nationwide, with the vast majority of people in the hospital being unvaccinated. that's the most in almost a year. and a context here is key. on average now, about one in six people reported with coronavirus are in the hospital. a year ago it was about one in two. >> really important, i think, the point you make, laura. the vast majority of the people in the hospital are unvaccinated people. and we've heard interest doctors every single day so many of the patients are surprised that they found themselves in the
hospital. they got misinformation somewhere, they thought that the vaccine was unsafe when, in fact, the virus is unsafe. all right. important news for parents here, covid-19 booster shots are recognized and recommended for all teenagers. last night the director of the cdc gave her seal of approval for boosters for kids age 12. the timing crucial with schools trying to keep up with in-person learning. the pace of booster shots ticked up in the early days of covid trailed off. more from senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. >> christine, laura, the cdc is now recommending that children 12 to 15 years old get a booster shot. let's take a look at the specifics. the recommendation is for a pfizer booster. that's the only vaccine authorized for children this age. and it should happen five months after the second shot, and it begins immediately. while it is important for children this age to get boosters, here's what's even more important. 39% of children ages 12 to 15 haven't even had a single shot
of covid-19. so it is important as boosters are, it's even more important that children who haven't been vaccinated get vaccinated. parents really need to hear this message, especially with the highly transmissible omicron variant. christine, laura? >> elizabeth, thank you. and new data out of israel drives home the importance of those vaccine booster shots. cdc director rochelle walensky says researchers found a third dose can cut the chances of dying from covid by 90%. that is compared to a two-dose vaccine series. the booster also decreased infection. so it is not only death, but infection. infection by ten times. walensky said the study was conducted when the delta variant was the do many anthony one in israel. she would expect the similar trend when it comes to omicron. all right, rules are rules even for the top tennis player. the novak djokovic controversy that has australian open organizers pitted against their own government.
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detention facility here in australia in melbourne, where the australian open is set to be played later this month. he could remain there for days more. his next court date is on monday. that's for an appeal against the deportation order. that federal officers slapped on him at melbourne airport hours after he arrived late last night local time. so, in the situation where tennis australia did what they could to try to get an exemption for their champion, novak djokovic, the winner of the 2021 edition of the australian open grand slam, they wanted him back badly. they tried to get him that exemption that would a will you him to enter the country unvaccinated, which is against the rules if you don't have an exemption. here in australia, you need two shots of a recognized covid-19 vaccine to get in. what happened when novak djokovic turned up in good faith at the airport with these papers, furnished to him by tennis australia?
federal authorities said that they weren't good enough. now he finds himself in immigration detention. a very confused situation. who is to blame for this situation? is it the federal government, is it tennis australia for not dotting the is and dotting the ts? or novak djokovic who could have got vaccinated and played, laura? >> incredible. now in a detention facility. angus, thank you for your reporting. >> rules are rules for the sports elite. >> sometimes. >> well, sometimes. just in cnn, what the president will say marking the january 6 anniversary. tonight join jake tapper and anderson cooper for an unprecedented gathering with the police, lawmakers and leaders live from the capitol january 6, one year later begins tonight at 8:00 p.m. no matter where you work. get up to a $3,000 scholarship, starting with your first course. explore your opportunities at phoenix.edu
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i'm laura jarrett. >> and i'm christine romans. it is 30 minutes past the hour this thursday morning. time for our top stories to keep an eye on today. today the nation makrks one year since the attack on the capitol. nancy pelosi will have testimony from the lawmakers about the harrowing riots. president biden will speak. new details on what he'll say in a moment. prosecutors want a federal judge to bring back a juror from the ghislaine maxwell trial over comments that he made after maxwell was convicted of helping jeffrey epstein abuse teenage girls. this juror told several news outlets that he shared his experience as a child sex abuse victim during those deliberations, something he didn't mention during jury questioning. maxwell's lawyers say this could be ground for a new trial. investigators working the aftermath in last week's fire in colorado say they found partial human remains near where the fire started. they are looking for two people since the fire destroyed a
thousand homes in the boulder area. a four-ton russian rocket part made an uncontrolled entry into the atmosphere in the south pacific. it was supposed to stay in orbit but failed to relight after launch. exactly where it landed is unclear. nascar has slammed the brakes on driver brandon brown's sponsorship deal with a cryptocurrency meme, lgb coin. the lgb standing for let's go brandon, which, of course, is code for a crude slur about president biden. nascar will not allow that tacky gimmick to be on brown's race car. and at least two people are waking up as new multi-millionaires this morning in california and wisconsin. two powerball tickets sold in those states had the winning numbers. they will split the $632 million jackpot. it's the seventh biggest payout in powerball history. the capitol insurrection one year ago today has loomed large
over joe biden since the first day of his presidency. many trump supporters are still questioning what happened despite myriad court cases that have been tossed out. state election audits that repeatedly show no mass voter fraud and countless debunked conspiracy claims. today president biden will challenge all of this head-on. he will observe the first anniversary of the failed coup with a speech focused on trump's singular responsibility for the capitol assaults. >> yeah, and just into cnn, a first excerpt from president biden's speech today. he will say this. at this moment we must decide what kind of nation we're going to be. are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm? are we going to be a nation where we allow partisan election officials to overturn legally expressed will of the people? are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth, but in the shadow of lies? we cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of nation. the way forward is to recognize the truth and to live by it. >> you know, one year ago today
then president elect biden was set to give a speech in delaware on the economy, until the images started flashing on tv screens across the country. images that changed the course of history and the trajectory of biden's presidency before he began. today he will speak from statuary hall which rioters overran a year ago. laura, it's so interesting. because when you talk about an anniversary, it's something that happened in the past. if you look at the front page of america's newspapers today, this is an ongoing threat to american democracy. the daily news in new york calls it america's open wound. this is something that is still happening to us, that is still happening to what is the freest and fairest democracy on the planet. >> because there hasn't been a reckoning. the lies continue to be perpetuated. let's bring in security analyst juliet who can make sense of it a year later. nice to see you this morning. from a security posture, something you're an expert in, it seems impossible for
something like this to happen again. it seems like sort of there has been lessons learned from all of those failures. but in terms of the root causes, the motivating beliefs of those who went there that day, that part doesn't seem to have changed. if anything, those seem to be more entrenched. >> they do, and they've changed since a year ago today. we focus on a place and a time because that's what the former president donald trump did. he wanted people to meet on the morning, on january 6th a year ago. he wanted them to go up to the capitol. so he was essentially directing them. the legal terminology we can debate. but they basically had a place and a time. that has changed over the course of the year. it's more diffuse, it's much more localized. so what we've seen over the year in terms of radicalization, they went dark a period of time after january 6, then they reignite online, but in local radicalization efforts against school districts, against
secretaries of state, the attacks or threats against elected officials have gone through the roof in terms of violence being a means of political expression. and that's essentially where we are with much of this movement. it's not all of the gop, but it is definitely nurtured by the failure of the gop leadership to condemn trump and what he's doing. >> you know, juliet, i'm reading something from former president jimmy carter who spent much of his life, right, projecting america's beliefs around the world in terms of free and fair elections. he says, i now fear what we fought so hard to achieve globally, the right to free, fair elections, unhindered by strong man politicians who seek nothing more than to grow their own power, has become dangerously fragile at home. >> right. >> part of that is because of misinformation that spreads so easily, it radical eyeses people. how do you deal were these types of threats when a defined set of
facts is hard to find? or when it is there, it is ignored? >> right. the most important thing about the jimmy carter editorial as well is carter attempts to remain quiet on issues of the day. he has essentially created his own life. he is coming out now, i think very concerned because of his global work, and what he's seen and what we are all seeing is the connection between what has happened in other countries and what is happening here. so, let me -- let's get them through the noise. so, the good news. about 75% of americans forget the political party, believe that january 6 a year ago was an attack on democracy and support the january 6 committee. so, my philosophy is focus on that 75%. that 25% is unmovable at this stage. they will believe what they want until, until that narrative is not out there any more. in other words, if you treat them like a radicalized group, what radicalization feeds off of
is a sense of the win. a sense that they are part of a winning team. and if trump continues to be deplatformed, if the vast majority of americans continue to condemn this kind of violence or threats of violence, as well as the january 6 commission and potentially other criminal charges continue to come out, then you're sort of going to get an isolation of that 25%. but, you know, it's a little bit like the vaccination, anti-vaxx movement. there is going to be a group of people you can't move so you focus on those you can. i think that should be the strategy in the years to come. >> juliet, attorney general says this investigation is far from over. he gave a speech yesterday, i think largely, at least at some points, aimed at sort of the blue checkmarks on twitter who have come after him saying, what in the world is the justice department doing on this investigation? what's taking so long? what are you looking for as it goes on? >> i tend to think about the
post january 6 protection of democracy in terms of a variety of different platforms rather than just one. everyone looks to merrick garland as if he's the answer, right, getting trump in jail is the answer. i think we should look at all these different efforts and say the totality of movement is pretty good here. we have over 600 cases against those who were on the capitol hill who were trespassers, violent trespassers. you have an independent commission. you have movement in terms of trying to protect democracy, and the right to vote. and you also have a very aggressive de-radicalization effort. you can't see it, but people are responding to the radicalization, whether it's getting social media platforms getting the stuff off of their platforms. and so i won't put all my eggs in merrick garland's basket, but i lawill be patient at this sta. if he's doing what people want him to do, the people who
generated this kind of violence, who incited it, who may not have been there -- that's what he said. you didn't have to be there to be criminally liable. you need that case to be tight. previous terrorism case or counterterrorism cases to use as an analogy, often you have no idea what's going on until the indictment releases -- that's what happened with oklahoma city. no one had any idea what was going on. then there were death penalty charges against the perpetrators. >> which is how it should be. which is what everyone said they wanted merrick garland for. they wanted the apolitical guy. they got him, now they're mad. >> i know, i had the same reaction. we spent four years, people criticizing, politicizing the justice department. so i don't know people will be satisfied, but i also don't think that you should look to what criminal charges are coming against trump. he has -- let me just remind people. donald trump may make a lot of noise. he cannot fill a room any more. he is going out to these rallies. people are not buying tickets. in some ways, if you think of him as leading a radicalized
movement, his platform has been severely debilitated. meanwhile, we have to go to his a adherents and make sure they don't use violence for political gain which is what they're doing. >> he had one scheduled and it was canceled. thank you so much. >> thank you. now to this horrific story out of philadelphia. 12 people, including eight children, died after a fire tore through a three-story row house. firefighters faced heavy smoke, heat and limited visibility on all floors when they entered that building. they rescued one child who did not survive. >> there was nothing slowing that fire down. the fire was moving, creating contents, leading on oxygen and leading on fire. it was terrible. i've been around for 30, 35 years now, and this is probably one of the worst fires i've ever
been to. >> please keep all these folks, and especially these children, in your prayers. losing so many kids is just devastating. keep these babies in your prayers. >> just awful. a procession of law enforcement vehicles escorted the bodies away from the fire scene wednesday night. and questions this morning about whether smoke detectors were working as the investigation continues. will be top of mind. we'll be right back. and flu symptoms. nighttime d so grab nightshift to fight your symptoms, get your zzz's... and get back to your rhythm. ♪ the relief you need. the cash you want. what happens when you block heartburn with one prilosec otc in the morning? heartburn doesn't stand a chance - day... or night. excess stomach acid can cause heartburn. prilosec otc works differently by preventing excess acid production.
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the attempted coup at the u.s. capitol one year ago was that, attempted, not successful. since last january we've seen four successful coup attempts around the world. none are like the u.s. with hundreds of years of bedrock democracy. cnn's minic robertson, our international reporter. this stain indelible, at least for now? >> reporter: the stain is indelible. there is so much to say on this subject. look at the german foreign minister who visited secretary of state anthony blinken yesterday. she said for germans, this was a shock to see the events of january 6 play out, that it was a shock and a reminder for german politicians of the importance of democracy, the importance of having people who
can stand up for democratic values, the importance of strong government institutions. it goes way beyond that. you know, i covered the world, and i see a lot of countries that aspire to having democracies. the fundamental for democracy is trust. that's what countries see breaking down politically in the united states. there is no longer this core value of democracy, which is trust, that you trust the other side to do the right thing when they get in power and stand aside when they lose an election. how it plays out in europe, president trump, when he was president trump, really rattled europeans. they were concerned about his style of leadership. january the 6th crystallized that. what's happened in the years subsequently, it's come clear to europeans and others that donald trump hasn't gone away. he remains a political force, and that means there is an uncertain future when you deal with the united states. so it undermines the united states. and where i stand here today in russia and i look at the tv screens, i'm looking on russian state television at the protests
in kazakhstan yesterday where protesters are storming government buildings, and i'm looking at other video on air today showing the january 6 protests from last year, russian authorities would say that this, you know, the protests in the united states undermine the united states when it stands up and tries to, as they would say, lecture the world about the values of democracy. so in the context of ukraine and the talks that are coming up about that next week, russia would have, you know, would have their say and say the united states no longer has the moral high ground. the european partners that sit with the united states in these talks next week are worried and concerned about where the united states will stand and be politically, democratically, just a few years from now. so is that stain indelible? undoubtedly so. can it be -- its memory be erased? of course an indelible stain can't go away, but, of course, countries can learn to live with those bumps in the road if there
is a real course correction and a taking to grip the issue that came so badly to light january 6. >> so, and it's such an irony the people who stormed the capitol who call themselves patriots giving america's enemies comfort, quite frankly, watching american democratic ideals kind of, you know, strain here and fray in the u.s. nic, so nice to see you. thank you for your perspective. laura? it took 125 years, but homer plussy has finally been pardoned posthumously wednesday. he was charged for boarding a white only train car and pleaded guilty and paid a fine. the supreme court's decision in his infamous case plussy versus ferguson kept black and white people segregated in housing, theaters and more for decades. >> this is truly a blessed day for the ancestors and the elders, for our generation today, for our children and for
generations that have yet to be born. i feel like my feet are not touching the ground today because the an sistcestors are carrying me. >> it wasn't until brown v. board of education that it was ruled unconstitutional. we'll get a look at markets around the world. asian shares, tokyo down sharply following the u.s. lead. london opening lower here this morning, and on wall street stock index futures, they wafld this morning. they're mixed right now. it was a tough day on wall street wednesday mostly for tech. a realization that higher interest rates are coming, folks. the nasdaq dropped 3.3%. worst in the year. the dow fell 1%. minutes from the fed december meeting confirmed they are quickly applying the stimulus brakes and interest rate hikes are coming this year. a big jobs gain in adp employment report. the private sector adding 8300
private sector jobs in december, more than double the number expected. this could bode well for friday's government jobs report. and first on cnn, bank of america giving its employees an incentive to get a booster. it will donate 100 bucks toward hunger relief for every employee who shows proof of a booster shot. bank of america doesn't have a company vaccine mandate, but has urged workers to get their shots. companies officials say the effort could raise $110 million to fight hunger in the u.s. nba star kyrie irving returns to the court in his season debut with the nets. andy scholes has more in this morning's bleacher report. andy, he gets to play, but not everywhere. >> that's true. due to being unvaccinated, he can't play in new york because of local regulations. and the nets originally benched kyrie because they didn't want him to be a part-time player. but they changed that stance in december, and he was back on the court last night, taking on the pacers. and the nets were down by as
many as 19 points in this game before having a big rally in the second half. we can take a look at those highlights of kyrie playing once again. again, they were down big in this game, but kyrie helping bring them back at the end of the third, knocks down the jumper at the buzzer. then under four minutes to go off the steal, kyrie is going to run the break, and he's going to hang in the air on this one, make a basket. kyrie scored 22 points as the nets come back and beat the pacers 129-121. kyrie said he's had a lot of debuts, but nothing close to this one. he was also asked after the game if he considered changing his stance on getting vaccinated to play home games. >> i knew what the consequence were. i still know what they are. but right now i'm just going to take it one day at a time, like i said, and just enjoy this time that i get to play with my guys. and however it looks later in the season, we'll address it then. >> all right. in dallas mavericks nowitzki
wants his jersey retired, an emotional ceremony. the all-star led the team to its only championship in 2011. he played his entire 21-year career in dallas. the mavs mark cuban unveiling the model of a statue to honor nowitzki. the 7 footer from germany reflecting on his amazing career. >> what i appreciate most was this pillar supported me during the tough, tough playoff times and playoff losses. so, you know what? that pillar is you, that is, the fans. [ cheers and applause ] >> mavs beat the warriors last night 99-82. antonio brown, meanwhile, is accusing the buccaneers of covering up the true reason for his shocking mid game exit sunday. in a lengthy statement released through thinks lawyer, head
coach bruce ahrens told him he was done after he told him he couldn't reenter the game against the jets due to an ankle injury the team fully knew about. brown said he had an mri on that ankle that showed broken bone fragments, bone torn from the cartilage that's going to require surgery. arians said after the game he didn't say anything about being injured before leaving. brown also said the team characterized him as a mental health issue is wrong. i have things i need to work on, but the worst part of this has been the bucs repeated effort to portray this as a random outburst. they are telling people first i walked off, then i was cut. no, no, no, i was cut first, and then i went home. the bucs have yet to officially release brown after arians said he was no longer a member of the team after the game on sunday. the team has not commented on brown's statement. the nfl, meanwhile, is exploring contingency plans for the upcoming super bowl because of the covid surge and tightening of covid restrictions. the league says it still expects
the game to go on as scheduled on february 13th in inglewood, california. but an nfl spokesman said several teams have been contacted about stadium availability in case of unforeseen circumstances, according to a at&t stadium and arlington texas is one of the sites that's been contacted. guys, years of fighting go into super bowls. so i mean, if they're going to change the sites, you'd think they have to did it pretty soon. it's almost a month away. >> better have a plan. >> running out of time. andy scholes. thanks, andy. the oldest surviving world war ii veteran died at the age of 112. lawrence brooks was drafted in the army at the age of 31, in a mostly african american 91st battalion stationed in new guinea in the philippines. after the war he was a forklift operator 40 years. he is survived by five children, 13 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren. laura, when asked what his key was to a long life, he said serving god and being nice to people.
>> thank god for people like him, right? >> a different generation. >> best to his family today. thanks for joining us, everybody. i'm christine romans. >> i'm laura jarrett. an important day of remembrance ahead. "new day" is next. only interes. i also love cooking with heart-healthy, idaho potatoes. always look for the grown in idaho seal.
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