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add four more seats to the supreme court as calls for 82-year-old justice stephen breyer to step down are growing. we have fox team coverage. lucas tomlinson is in washington with the latest on the court-a packing debate, and christina coleman is following the developments in the deadly fedex shooting rampage. but we begin with steve harrigan , live in brooklyn center outside minneapolis on the police protests there. tell us what the mood's like on the ground. >> reporter: arthel, people just beginning to gather here, most of the real action taking place at around 10 or 11 at night. just by the numbers here, it's getting bigger and more organized each night. last night more than a hundred arrests, and police came out overnight with their press conference that showed some of the weapons they confiscated. it's clearly getting more organized, shields, rocks, bottles, molotov cocktails. so it's getting bigger and more violent. also the violence is spreading
beyond minnesota. there were protests and disruptions and rioting in oakland overnight, some windows were smashed, cars set on fire. also in chicago which has now a shooting of its own to deal with. protests there, more than 1,000 people turned violent at the very end. so what we're seeing here, bigger numbers, more organization, more violence now spreading to other cities as well. arthel. arthel: yeah, and, steve, you know, with the families of daunte wright and george floyd both calling for peace saying do not misrepresent the names of our beloved, now-deceased family members, still the jury for derek chauvin's trial is expected to announce a verdict as early as next week, so what's the plan for potential further protests and unrest? >> reporter: i think people are scared about what could happen here in the week ahead. many people have made the point that these are two very different cases, they should not be conflated. but i think for a lot of people on the ground here, they see
similarities, and they feel similarities, and they're 10 miles apart. so what happens in one can influence the other. what happens with the derek chauvin trial can influence the demonstrations and the protests and the riots here just 10 miles away. that trial goes to closing arguments on monday. after that the jury will be sequesteredded, and we could get a verdict anytime. we've seen a lot of stores and businesses board up with plywood, and they're even going to shut down schools wednesday-friday because they fear that a certain verdict could produce more violence, too violent for kids to be going to school during the latter half of next week. arthel? arthel: well, people are very emotional, for sure. people do have a right to be angry, but we hope that people, those people who want to take over and turn this into violence, that's not the right way to go. steve harrigan, there you are on the ground there. you keep an eye out on it, and we'll keep reporting on how this all develops. thank you very much, steve.
eric? eric: turning to our other top story, that suspect who police say opened fire at the fedex facility in indianapolis on thursday, well, he's identified as a 19-year-old former employee there. and it turns out that he did have previous run-ins with police at his home during what we're told was a suicidal episode. police confiscated a shotgun. police also releasing the names of the eight people killed in that horrific shooting. christina coleman covering it for us. >> reporter: the gunman is identified as 19-year-old brandon scott hole. his mother called police last year to report her son might commit suicide by cop. now just over a year later he's the center of this mass shooting investigation as police try to pin down a motive. >> we've recently identified him, so now the work really begins trying to establish some of that to see if we can figure out some sort of motive in this.
he was found in a couple of police reports. that's all that we have. one of those is from last year, and one was from, i believe, 2013 possibly? >> reporter: and thursday night's shooting, four of the victims were shot and killed in the parking lot of the fedex facility, and four more were fatally shot inside the building. the victims range in age from 19 to 7 years old, and -- 74 years old. the sikh coalition, a national nonprofit group, shared their condolences and pushed for a full investigation. authorities say hole last worked at the fedex center last year with. about 100 people were there at the time of the shooting. some were on a break and others changing shifts when the massacre happened thursday night. a terrified father showed up to the scene scared and not knowing if his son survived. >> i came here, and they were able to give me that he was in the other building.
i'm so thankful. i didn't know if i was going to be able to go on. it was scary. i just, i want everybody to love each other. >> reporter: and at this point police have served search warrants at multiple locations to try to figure out what led up to this deadly rampage, the third mass shooting in indianapolis this year. eric? eric: just horrific. christina, thank you. arthel: like that father said, he just wants everybody to love each other, if we could make that happen. meanwhileing congressional democrats this week unveiling legislation to expand the number of supreme court justices from 9 to 13. this is not the first time such effort is happening to pack the court, and the total number of justices is not set by the constitution. griff jenkins explains. >> the united states supreme court building is one of the most imposing, a worthy meeting place for the highest tribunal of the land. >> reporter: since 1869 nine
justices have presided over the highest court in the land. currently, there are six conservatives; amy coney barrett, brett kavanaugh, neil gorsuch, samuel alito, clarence thomas and john roberts. there are three liberals, sonia sotomayor, elena kagan and stephen breyer. but nowhere in the constitution does it say how many it should or must have. the first judiciary act set the number at six, but it's good luck candidated from 5 to 10. the last time a president attempted to change it, 1937, when fdr introduced a judicial reform bill that became known as his court-packing plan, seeking to ad more justices -- add more justices. the senate rejected it overwhelmingly. in 1983 then-senator joe biden, a member of the judiciary committee, had this to say about
fdr's court-packing plan. >> it was a bonehead idea. it was a terrible, terrible mistake to make. >> reporter: and during the campaign, he opposed it. >> i would not get into court packing. we add three justices, next time we lose control, they add three justices. >> reporter: two of the most liberal justices share that opposition. the late ruth bader ginsburg and stephen breyer, who has been on the bench. since 1994. but now president biden has ordered a 36-person, six month bipartisan commission to study the expansion of the count. and and this week -- of the court. and this week a group of democrats introduced legislation to increase the number of justices from 9 to 13. so how likely could a change be coming to the court? the bar is high in a 50-50 split senate where it will take 60 votes to pass. at the supreme court, griff jenkins, fox news.
eric: and, by the way, you heard mike wallace narrating that old newsreel from decades ago about this type of situation. and as that debate continued then and continues now, expanding the number of justices on the supreme court is continuing. democratic new york congressman jones is a cosponsor of the house bill that's aimed at adding four seats. he is publicly calling now for 82-year-old justice stephen breyer to step down. that way, the thinking is, president biden could nominate a younger liberal judge to a seat hoping to avoid the repeat of last fall when former president trump nominated justice ginsburg's successor on the eve of the presidential election that, of course, with conservative justice amy coney barrett. lucas tomlinson's live in washington with the very latest on this attempt. >> reporter: hi, eric. breyer's been a supreme court justice for roughly 27 years. jones is a freshman democratic congressman from new york in office for about three months. he's not being subtle, he wants breyer to retire.
>> there is no question that justice breyer, for whom i have great respect, should retire at the end of this term. i mean, my goodness, have we not learned our lesson? >> reporter: texas senator ted cruz offered a stark warning explaining why democrats want to pack the court and raise the number of justices from from 9 to 13. >> if they succeed in packing the court, we would have a radical left-wing supreme court that would take away our fundamental rights to free speech, our rights to religious liberty, our rights to the second amendment. >> reporter: the last gallup poll shows a majority of americans trust the supreme court and approve of how the justices handle their jobs, but not all democrats agree. >> too many americans view our highest court in the land as a partisan political institution, not our impartial judicial
branch of government. >> reporter: our colleague, jason donner, asked house speaker nancy pelosi how far she was willing to to go to pack the court. >> would you commit to bringing that bill to the floor? >> no. i support the president's commission to study such a proposal. we're back, our members are -- committees are working, we're building, putting together the infrastructure bill and the rest. i don't know that that's a good idea or bad idea. >> reporter: pelosi went on to say that packing the court is an idea that's not out of the question. eric? eric: all right, lucas, thanks so much. in a few moments, we will delve into the possibility of what happens if the court is expanded and who could replace justice breyer. arthel? arthel: all right. at the southern border the numbers are stag therring. officials there tell us they are expecting the migrant crisis to get much worse with daily encounters already at a record high and resources and shelters
maxed out. custom and border protection saying last month alone there were 172,000 migrants encountered at the southern border. rich edson is live in mission, texas, with more. rich? >> reporter: good afternoon, arthel. and here along the rio grande river, mexico right behind us, the river bank on the u.s. side is strewn with deflated rafts, discarded clothing. border patrol agents tell us that they're looking at seeing a type of surge they've not seen here in decades. they say they expect this surge to continue and that the overwhelmed system is compelling more migrants to flood the border. >> as long as we continue to release people into the united states after they violate our laws with no consequences, people are going to continue to come. >> if we don't address the root causes, we will continue to see influxes and large number of migrants coming to the border cycle after cycle just as we
have seen over the last several years. >> reporter: along this stretch, agents say they've seen a significant increase in the number of children traveling alone. customs and border protection says they're apprehending nearly 500 unaccompany children a day down here with more than 20,000 in u.s. government custody. most handled by the department of health and human services. politico reports the that top white house officials have grown frustrated with health secretary javier becerra's over hhs's sluggish efforts. they've expanded a shelter close by in donna, texas. that is a situation over the last month that has gotten worse, and they've expanded the footprint of that entire facility, if you look ad at it, nearly tripled over the last few weeks or so. it's a major issue down here. arthel: rich edson, thank you.
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gunman behind a deadly shooting at an indianapolis fedex facility as 19-year-old brandon hole. he was a former fedex employee. police say they had responded to his home last year after reports of a man voicing suicidal thoughts which he repeated to responding officers who confiscated a gun, a shot gun at the time. and hole is a accused of killing eight people in thursday's shooting rampage before killing himself. let's bring in ted williams now, defend attorney, a former washington, d.c. homicide detective and a fox news contributor. ted, i want to begin with how. you know, the 19-year-old with no mental health issues, yet he was able to buy another gun, showed up to his former job and killed eight people. how are all of those dots unable to be connected to circumvent yet another mass murder, and how do you fix this deadly loophole? >> well, hi, arthel.
doesn't it sound or appear to be groundhog day? you and eric and myself for years have covered these mass shootings. a few weeks ago i was on with you with the atlanta mass shooting, and here we are now again with another mass shooting. i've got to tell you, everything that we have been, we've been able to learn about brandon hole leads me to believe that he did, in fact, suffer from some mental infirmative. last year -- infirmity. last year his mother called, as you said, law enforcement to report him. he was, in fact, put into a mental institution for a period of time and let go. 9 and the big question that we need to answer, america, that we don't have the answer for is how in the hell does a mentally-infirmed person get ahold of a gun and be able to go into, like, a fedex area and shoot and kill eight people. that is the big question.
law enforcement are still at this stage trying to find out what was the motive in this one, arthel. arthel: i mean, and even his own mother alerted the police that my son might commit suicide by cop. and then, of course, you know -- i don't want to linger on this part too much, but i don't want to overlook it, that four of the victims were, you know, members of the indianapolis sikh community. i'm not sure if there's a, you know, a connection there, if it's calculated or that was coincidental. i know you don't know the motive behind that. but if you want to chime in on that mow momentarily, ted, go a. >> just quickly, i am sure that they are doing a footprint scrub, they're looking at his computers, and they're trying to make a determination of what that motive would have been. and was there a connection with the sikh community. arthel: yeah. and meanwhile, you know, the nation is also grappling with other tragedies.
you've got in chicago during a foot pursuit an off the shot and killed a 13-year-old boy, adam toledo, who according to police reports had just tossed a gun before complying to the officers' command, and then he turned around with his empty hands in the air. and in new mexico, you know, with -- minnesota, you've got the ex-police officer, kim potter, in the fatal shooting of 20-year-old daunte wright during a traffic stop. potter was a 26-year police veteran. all of this, ted, is taking place in the midst of the trial for derek chauvin, the former minneapolis police officer charged with killing mr. george floyd. what do you make of this? >> well, it's a very difficult time in the history of our country. i can tell you i've looked into the chicago matter where you have the officer, eric stillman, who chased down kid.
and -- down this kid. and i've got to tell you, police officers have to make split second decisions, and he made a split second decision because at the time you see on the video that the kid throws the gun around and turns around within seconds, and the officer, unfortunately, shot him. i find that the officer acted right and properly under the circumstances in which he was faced. and we need to ask the one question, what is a 13-year-old kid doing out at 2:30 in the morning with a 20-year-old and supposedly alleged to be a part of a gang? you also mentioned, arthel, the situation with don today wright there in -- daunte wright there in brooklyn center where kim potter is facing second-degree murder charges. well, i think that they did the right and proper thing in charging her. this was a 26-year veteran. this was not a rookie.
this 26-year veteran knew that on her nondominant side is where her taser was, her gun was on the dominant side of her body. she pulled the gun, she shot this kid. she's charged. there is a good possibility that these charges may also be elevated as part of this investigation. arthel: finally, ted, in our last 30 seconds here, i mean, how do you get people to see the human tragedy that's at the base of this? not nearly aer the april, detached --sterile, detach thed gun control conversation? >> arthel, we are so divided, democrats and republicans. and let's just recant here. a bullet doesn't have democrat or republican on it. we need to come together, we've got to get together. yes, we can protect the second amendment, and we should protect the second amendment. but we also need to know that
there are people with mental illnesses and guns kill, and we need to come together, and that's unfortunate because we're still a divided country, and we should not be when it comes to protection of the citizens of this country. arthel: we should not be divided on so many issues that we're divided on, unfortunately, man. wish we could fix that. ted williams, we'll keep trying our best to report the facts and so people can analyze and really, guys, we're all human. that's the point. ted, thank you. and before we go, we want to take a moment to remember the victims of the fedex shooting. i'll do my best to pronounce the names correctly. 66-year-old, 19-year-old carly smith, 32-year-old matthew r. alexander, 19-year-old sumeria blackwell, 64-year-old jasmine, 68-year-old sing, 48-year-old
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♪ arthel: time now for some top headlines. the coast guard in louisiana recovering two more bodies from a boat that went down in the gulf of mexico. nine out of nineteen people onboard are still missing. the commercial vessel capsized in a violent storm off the coast of louisiana tuesday afternoon, trapping crew members underwater. give lain ghislane maxwell facing two trials in manhattan. a federal judge ruling the perjury charges should be tried separately from the sex trafficking case. maxwell is accused of lying under oath. raul castro resigning from
his role as leader of cuba's communist party. he took the reins after his brother's death in 2011 but stepped down as president in 2018. ♪ >> there is no question that justice breyer, for whom i have great respect, should retire at the end of this term. i mean, my goodness, have we not learned our lesson? eric: well, that's freshman congressman calling on justice breyer to retire. he was nominated by president clinton back in 1994. he's 82 years old. the thinking would be to have president biden replace him with a like-minded justice so a republican president can't. for more on this, phil wegmann's here, white house reporter from real clear politics. let's start with justice breyer.
jones' demand, is that a call in the wilderness, or is there real pressure on breyer to turn in his robes? >> certainly, i think that you cannot divorce the conversation about expanding the number of justices on the supreme court from what we just heard from the representative. if you want to convince one of these supreme court justices to head for the exit, what's the best way? to start the having a conversation about packing the court, about adding justices, about diluting their power as a result. and i think that we're going to see a lot more of this in the coming weeks and months. i think that representative jones there, he is just being honest. i think that he's ahead of the curve and willing to have a frank conversation publicly that is currently happening behind closed doors privately. >> reporter: but this is a job for life. you don't have to spend step down if you don't want to. >> yeah, certainly, and i think that's why there's this disconnect between the
expectations of these supreme court justices who have worked very hard to appear not political, to appear not involved in the day-to-day red versus blue and then some of these questions of decorum. you know, both republicans and democrats, they never want to give the impression that they are only nominating someone because of the way that they will vote, but, you know, we heard it in that a clip, democrats feel like they got burned towards the end of the obama years. they loved ruth ginsburg, but they think she remained on the court because it is a lifetime position, that she essentially allowed her seat to be filled by president trump. to democrats, it's a difficult conversation, but i think that, you know, they seem to be willing to have it. eric: and democrats are accusing president trump of packing the court and mitch mcconnell, they say that they speed-passed amy coney barrett right on the 'of the election when
mcconnell blocked merrick garland, the attorney general, for so long. it's been a mixed bag, and critics have said that ruth bader ginsburg should have retired so president obama could have slotted a liberal justice in. but let's that take a look. justice stevens was replaced by elena kagan, anthony kennedy by kavanaugh, justice souter by sotomayor. on the short list would merrick garland be on president biden's short potentially if breyer hears these whispers and decided to step down? >> well, i think that garland possibly could be. obviously, over, you know, at the department of justice he's becoming more political as that role requires. but i think what's really interesting about that is that if you look back at president trump, one of the areas where he
was very careful and he did not want to rock the boat was supreme court justices. and i think we see something slightly similar here when it comes to the court-packing question. you know, earlier this week when she was asked about it, white house press secretary jen psaki sort of deferred. she said, look, we're going to wait for this presidential commission on judicial reform to come out before biden is going to say one way or the other if he would support adding more justice. but everything that was old is new again. remember back during the campaign you had a lot of folks on the right calling on biden to release his short list for people that he would nominate, and i think that, you know, basically what we're seeing right now is that everyone is getting ready for some type of battle in the next three years if confirmation comes again. eric: and the background on this, this commission, does breyer any of that -- take any of that into consideration? what do you think his thinking
is in terms of stepping down or not? does he think politically or does he think, you know, in terms of independent judicial process? >> yeah. so from the folks that i've talked to who are adjacent and sort of, you know, run in similar circles as some of his former clerk ares, the expectation is that he is very opposed to court packing. we saw ruth bader ginsburg also voice her opposition to this because the supreme court, of course, prides itself on being a institution which is above politics. but you've got to think the that these justices, you know, they read newspapers, they pay attention to politics just like everyone else, i think that, you know, they are not immune from this type of pressure, and i think that, you know, we might see, you know, some movement, you know, some signals perhaps through, you know, their former clerks. it's going to be interesting no matter what happensment -- happens.
eric: yeah. and, obviously, if he takes that position, he'd likely not want to retire. finally, a utah law study says there's no guarantee if you swap someone on the bench to get them in there that they'll be exactly the person to replace. some jus with diss are openly voiced political goal withs for retirement or regretted retirement to another ideologically incompatible presidents. partisanship currently dominates the departure process and justices who time their retirements pretty create had -- politically had limited success of obtaining like-minded replacements. so if you were a betting man, phil, what would you bet breyer's going to do? >> i think the safe bet here is, actually, not so to say whether he's going to step down, i think the safer bet is that there's something to that republican joke about packing courts, whether or not that's actually infrastructure. because the truth here, the fact that we're having this conversation is actually
something that republicans are going to benefit from because this is something that they can use to get their base to come out in 2022 you have groups like the judicial crisis network who are already fundraising and mobilizing on this issue, and this whole conversation, you know, with the politics in flux might end up helping conservatives and republicans, not democrats who are pushing to get their preferred replacement on the court. eric: yeah. remember what happened with fdr back in '37. phil wegmann, white house reporter for real clear politics, always good to see you. >> thank you the, sir. eric e everything of course. arthel: okay, eric and phil. welsh the white house says president biden will now increase the refugee cap thisfiscal year, a reversal that came just hours after he signed an order keeping it at a 15,000, where it was under the trump administration. let's go to david spunt. david is live in wilmington, delaware, where the president is spending the weekend.
hi, david. >> reporter: arthel, good afternoon to you. some intense pushback for president biden making this emergency determination that he signed on friday at that 15,000 number. some of his biggest fans in the democratic party are saying, wait a minute, you promised that you would actually lift this cap and allow more refugees to come to the united states, what changed and what is the difference. of course, arthel, we are talking about some of these refugees from countries all across the globe that have dealt with some of the most dangerous conditions in their home countries that just want to come to the united states. the president signed this emergency determination yesterday in washington limiting the cap to 15,000 refugees per year, as you mentioned, the same number during the donald trump administration. the president originally planned to cap it somewhere in the ballpark of 62,000, and it's not clear why the change. next fiscal year, the biden white house wanted to set that
number higher at 125,000. according to dick durbin of illinois, he says these refugees can wait for years for their chance and go through extensive vetting. 35,000 are ready facing the greatest refugee crisis in our time, there is no reason to limit the number to 15,000. say it ain't so, president joe. white house press secretary jen psaki asked about this yesterday at the white house press briefing, and she blamed the trump administration. listen. >> it took us some time to see and evaluate how, how ineffective or how trashed in some ways the refugee processing system had become. and so we had to rebuild some of those muscles and put it back in place. >> reporter: and just a few hours later the white house out with a clarification from press secretary jen psaki after that
pushback. we inherited the burdens on the office of refugee resettlement. his initial goal was 62,500, seems unlikely. with that done, we expect the president to set a cap for the remainder of this year by may 15th meaning we will see a higher number than that 15,000 which received pushback. an important clarification, the numbers we're seeing on the southern border of people coming through to the united states and asking to seek asylum, refugees specifically are folks that are all over the world, sometimes from from africa, sometimes from asia with, europe, all different countries who are actually vetted in their home country before they're given the go ahead to come to the united states. arthel? arthel: thank you for the clarification. david spunt live in wilmington the, delaware. thanks, david. eric? eric: you know, arthel, more and more americans are getting our covid shots despite one of the vaccines being on pause. coming up, we'll take a look at when the cdc could clear the
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♪♪ arthel: well, the race to vaccinate americans picks up speed as 200 million shots have been administered in the u.s. now, that is despite a pause in distribution of the johnson and johnson & johnson vaccine. this comes as the number of people who have died from covid-19 around the world have now surpassed 3 million. let's bring in dr. yes net nesheiwat -- dr. janette nesheiwat. i want to start with johnson and johnson. if you're a female between 18 and 48 years old, you already got the j&j shot, should you be
worriedsome. >> i don't think you should be worried, but you need to pay attention to your body. if you develop any symptoms such as a new onset severe headache, any chest pain, any shortness of breath, any abdominal pain or even pain or swelling in your legs, you want to seek medical attention right away if you received the johnson & johnson vaccine within the past few weeks. but it's important to remember that these findings are very rare. only approximately 6 people in over 6 million, nearly 7 million that have been vaccinated with johnson & johnson's vaccine have developed this very, very rare condition. so what's happening now, arthel, the cdc advisory committee is gathering more information and more data. because in this past two weeks about 2 million americans have been vaccinated with johnson & johnson. we want to see if any of those people who have just recently been vaccinated will come forth with similar symptoms or side effects and develop any cases of
blood clots as well. of that's what we're looking for. arthel: okay. meanwhile, how do you respond to people getting covid after being fully vaccinated? now, it's a small practice, we're talking about 5800 out of 66 million, and no one ever said the vaccine gives us 100% protection. but if you're like me, you don't even want a mild case of covid. what's your professional take on this onesome. >> yeah. well, it's expected and it's normal. 5800 out of over 70 million, it's an extraordinarily low number of people that developed covid after being fully vaccinated. and what was found, arthel, is that the majority of those who did still develop covid were over the age of 65, and they were women. so it's being investigated as to why, why has this happened. we're looking to see if these patients maybe had an immune-compromised situation. why were they not able to develop a robust immune response
to the vaccine. and also we're looking to see is it because of the variants. so we're testing to see those who had these breakthrough infections, what was the genomic sequencing, what strain did they have, and is the vaccine effective toward that strain. i think it's important to remember it's a very low number, and it's actually very reassuring that the number's so low because it just, again, emphasizes how effect i and safe our moderna and pfizer vaccines are. arthel: look forward to the findings, because that'll tell you and your profession a lot. >> yeah. arthel: meanwhile, pfizer is saying that you might need a booster, a third shot, after six months, maybe after a year because these vaccines are, you know, they're still new to the market. thus, there's a lot to be discovered, as you just pointed out regarding the j&j, as to how all of these vaccines will perform. is there a possibility that the makers of these vaccines will maybe have to go back into trial mode while we're actually
getting the shots? >> that's, actually, a good question. so they can conduct what's called bridging trials where they don't have to wait an entire year or six months to say, hey, yes, we could use this booster shot. and that's really fortunate because what they want to do is give you these boosters to give you better protection against the newer variants that are emerging, give you better protection, for example, against the south african variant, the u.k. variant which is the predominant one in the unite right now. right now only half of the cases of covid in the united states are the original covid-19. to this is important that we stay up-to-date and two steps ahead of the virus that is constantly mutating and changing. so just like we get the flu shot once a year, we probably will need a covid vaccine, and they can potentially be combined. moderna is working on a two and one -- arthel: a flu and a covid? >> combined. that's right, yeah. arthel: okay.
i've got about 30 seconds. you already told us that -- or i think you told us, but i read this, that it can take two weeks or longer to analyze the j&j vaccine's potential links to blood clots. this pause could cause the public to lose confidence in all of the vaccines. so can you assure us that the vaccines are safe and that we should not be afraid to get them? >> yes. this -- the pause that the cd the c has put was -- cdc has put should tell us and encourage us how serious the cdc takes safety. they have to be highly effective and safe. so it's -- remember or it's pause for just 6 patients. so far the data is looking right, it's looking that we're probably going to rescind that pause, and it's probably going to be available again soon with modifications, meaning maybe only for those who are age 50 and up, maybe for those who don't have any underlying risk factors. overall, vaccines save lives, and we are very grateful we have
them thanks to operation warp speed. arthel: good. you got all of those really good points in there. thank you very much, dr. janette nesheiwat, for joining us. >> thank you, the arthel. eric: yeah. thanks, doctor. army rangers going head to head to determine who's on top. up next, we'll take a look at the best ranger contest underway in georgia right now. ♪ ♪ look at this human trying to get in shape. you know what he will get? muscle pain. give up, the couch is calling. i say, it's me, the couch, i'm calling. pain says you can't. advil says you can.
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eric: well, right now in georgia elite soldiers are taking part in a grueling three-day challenge known as the best ranger competition. charles watson is right there in the middle of them at fort bicepping where it's taking place -- fort benning where it's taking place. >> reporter: hey, everything. this is the stress
course. you see these ranger teams running up right now. they're picking up a pistol, loading them and taking shots at these white metal targets. there are a ton of them out there, so they're all going to be taking shots as much as they can. there's bigger ones and then there are further ones in the back that are a lot smaller, a lot harder for them to hit with these pistols that they're firing right now. but these guys are going to be putting their marksmanship skills to the test. and as these teams shoot the targets, they're going to be
reloading, as you see right there, and their team members, as they, as they get -- as they shoot their targets, they're also going to be helping their team members to get their targets finished up so they can get this done as quickly as possible. once that happens, you'll see these guys start to move over to
the next station before they. before that, though, they'll pick up those sandbags over there and move over to the next station where they'll pick up a rifle and a shotgun, and then they also have some moving targets, moving targets further down. and this competition will continue on throughout the day, guys. eric: all right, charles. they are the best of the best. what a weekend down in fort benning. thank you. arthel and i will be back in one hour. of g better. that's easily adjustable has no penalties or advisory fee. and we can monitor to see that we're on track. like schwab intelligent income.
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