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right now on "america this morning," drama in the courtroom. what could happen next in the kyle rittenhouse murder trial. >> don't get brazen with me. >> will a mistrial be declared. what legal experts are saying and why basketball star lebron james is weighing in. inflation nation. we all know prices are rising but this morning the eye-opening new figures when it comes to how much less your paycheck is buying these days. what can be done about it. not ready to return to the office? just how many americans want to keep working remotely. the new lawsuit in the alec baldwin movie set shooting. what a crew member is now revealing about conditions on the set. is america on the verge of a new baby boom? the key signals.
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and later the biggest moments from country music's biggest night. ♪ whenever i want to if i didn't love you ♪ good thursday morning, everyone, on this veterans day. we begin with the dramatic turn at the kyle rittenhouse murder trial and a major question now lingering over the case. >> the defense requested a mistrial. it comes after the accused killer took the stand in his own defense breaking down in tears while describing the fatal shootings in kenosha, wisconsin, last year during protests over racial injustice. >> this morning, legal experts are weighing in on what could happen next. day eight of the kyle rittenhouse trial gets under way this morning after intense drama in court wednesday including an irate judge. >> that's basic law. it's been basic law in this country for 40 years, 50 years.
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>> reporter: and rittenhouse breaking down on the stand. the 18-year-old is charged with shooting three people killing two of them, joseph rosenbaum and anthony huber, during protests in kenosha, wisconsin, last year following the police shooting of jacob blake. rittenhouse says he opened fire in self-defense. he says rosenbaum threatened him before the shooting. >> sorry for my language. he screamed, if i catch any of you [ bleep ] alone, i'm going to kill you. >> reporter: rittenhouse choked up with emotion while describing his encounter with rosenbaum. >> mr. rosenbaum was now running cornered from in front of me - with mr. zeminski and there were -- there were people right there.
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>> reporter: overnight nba star lebron james mocking rittenhouse tweeting, what tears? i didn't see one. man, knock it off. that boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court. >> the problem with a breakdown like that is if you're inclined to believe him, you feel sorry for him and if you are inclined not to believe him, you think he's faking it. >> reporter: he traveled to kenosha to protect businesses from looting and offer medical help. >> you're not a certified emt. you weren't on that night, correct? >> yes. >> so you lied to him, correct? >> i told him i was -- i told him i was an emt, but i wasn't. >> why do you need the gun when you go out there? >> i needed the gun because if i had to protect myself because somebody attacked me. >> why would you think anybody would do that? >> i don't know. >> reporter: then this heated moment, the judge scolding the lead prosecutor for attempting to discuss a video of rittenhouse from days before the
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shooting even though the judge had ruled the footage inadmissible. >> -- any of my rulings -- >> that was before the testimony, your honor. >> that was -- don't get brazen with me. you knew very well -- you know very well that an attorney can't go into these types of areas when the judge has already ruled without asking outside the presence of the jury to do that so don't give me that. >> reporter: the defense seeking a istrial with prejudice. if the judge approves the request, rittenhouse cannot be retried for the crimes. >> that's not going to happen. when the judge says under advisement, it means i'm going to think about it. i'm not going to deal with it right now, and it's not going to happen unless something else occurs. >> we expect to hear from three more witnesses. jury deliberations are likely to begin next week. for the second consecutive day, a judge has rejected former president trump's effort to keep his white house records secret from the committee investigating january's attack on the capitol. the same judge who denied
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trump's request to block the release of the documents has now refused to allow him to delay the case. he will not have to take his executive privilege fight to the court of appeals, but unle that court grants trump an emergency injunction, the national archives will begin handing over his records to the committee tomorrow. let's turn to your money and concerns about inflation. your paycheck is not going as far as it used to. now some experts are pushing the white house to take more action. abc's ike ejiochi is here with the details. ike, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, andrew. the record inflation is threatening to undermine america's economic recovery. a new government report shows the largt jump in consumer prices in more than 30 years, the price of just about everything going up. used cars and hotel rooms cost 26% more right now compared to a year ago. steak up 24%. the most inflation, fuel oils to heat homes, up nearly 60% and gas up nearly 50%. >> many people remain unsettled
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about the economy, and we all know why. they see higher prices. >> reporter: the white house blaming much of the inflation on energy costs and saying since the data for this report were collected, the price of natural gas has fallen, but critics not so optimistic. former treasury secretary larry summers says he's been warning the white house about inflation for months and pandemic stimulus packages pumped more money into the economy creating huge demand for products while supply was unable to keep up. >> i think they're just not recognizing just how much demand is being created by the tremendous wall of money, 15% of gdp in one year that they released. >> reporter: and even though wages have been rising, inflation is negating that increase. real hourly wages are actually down 1.2% from last year. the news site politico quoting the ceo of one of the largest
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u.s. companies saying, i don't think the administration is on top of it all. >> it's kind of a downhill road, and it's not going to be so easy to put the brakes on. >> reporter: and now the president's nearly $2 trillion social spending plan could be in trouble as lawmakers like senator joe manchin worry that more government spending could make the problem even worse. manchin tweeting, from the grocery store to the gas pump, americans know the inflation tax is real, and d.c. can no longer ignore the economic pain americans feel every day. now, the inflation is also affecting your taxes. the irs announced that income thresholds for tax brackets will be higher next year. >> ike, thank you. turning to the pandemic, covid cases are on the rise again. in the last two weeks the average number of daily infections rose by 15%. one of the new hot spots is in colorado where four counties have a vac local officials are now urging vaccinated adults to get a booster shot even though the fda
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has not given the green light for all adults just yet. >> every area of the country is different with different covid case counts and different resource needs, so you should listen to your local department of public health, especially if they have the resources in order to be able to give boosters. meanwhile, the rising number of covid cases in southern california has forced officials to re-open the covid testing site at dodger stadium. it's clear many americans are not ready to return to the office full time. a survey in new york found only 28% of manhattan office workers are back at their sk. president biden will mark veterans day at arlington national cemetery by laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. in honor of the tomb's 100th anniversary, the public got a rare chance to walk up to the memorial and pay tribute to america's unidentified fallen service members. 96-year-old world war ii veteran darryl bush placed flowers at the tomb. he was shot five times during the battle of the bulge in 1944
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and he said at one point he thought he would be an unknown. let's take a look at your veterans day weather. thousands were left in the dark when a strong storm hit areas around tulsa, oklahoma, overnight. the storms stretched into north texas with hail, strong winds and heavy rain. the system moving east is bringing storms from the gulf coast into the carolinas today. it's all part of a coast-to-coast storm system that will hit the midwest with heavy rain today. the northeast gets that rain tomorrow. checking today's high temperatures 50s in boston and seattle. mid-50s from denver to chicago, as well. 80s for the southwest. coming up, the growing impact of the nationwide teacher shortage. but first alec baldwin now being sued for that deadly movie set shooting. what the lawsuit is revealing about the conditions on that set. set. tric t gti fan[nafter homeeom i
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the booms. makes it hard to be a good mom. - [announcer] as america's veterans face challenges,
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back, now, with the start of a six-month space adventure. four astronauts launched overnight from florida, on the spacex rocket. they are due to arrive at the international space station today. they said it's an honor to fly on this veterans day. a new lawsuit has been filed in connection with the shooting on the set of the alec baldwin movie. the lawsuit targets baldwin and the movie producer, claiming negligence. and it reveals information on what it was like on the set that day. this morning, the crewwwww that witnessed the death of halyna hutchins is speakingout. he was in charge of lighting. he was only feet away when alec
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baldwin fired the fatal shot. and he held her as she died. >> they had live gun rounds on this set. they had live ammo on this set. that shoulhappen >> reporter: h and his lawyer have filed the first lawsuit against the film's producers, accusing them of failing to follow safety protocols. they single out alec baldwin for what they describe as reckless behavior. saying the scene did not call for him to shoot the revolver. and it should never have been pointed at anyone. >> you don't take a real gun, point it at a human being, pull the trigger, shoot a bullet and they die and the answer is, huh, i didn't know it was loaded. >> reporter: he claims to have seen guns left unattended between takes. >> it shouldn't be the chief of lighting that's walking around a movie set who has his responsibility, telling them to ma theuns safe to remove the ns >> repter:he suit claims the producers cut costs, in part, by
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hiring inexperienced crew members, including the armorer. the district attorney is not buying it. doou believe sabotage is a possibility? >> no. >> reporter: the d.a. says it remains unclear how the ammunition got on to the set. >> we don't know how they got on the set. and how they got there, i think, will be one of the most important factors, going into a charging decision. >> as for the lawsuit, he is asking for an unspecified amount of damages. former raiders wide receiver henry ruggs iii, faces four counts of dui and reckless driving. he hit 156 miles per hour before slamming into an suv, killing the woman inside. his lawyer claims firefighters were slow to put out the fire. but officials deny there was any delay. coming up, the next big shortage for the holiday season.
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finally join them. a teacher shortage is forcing seattle public schools to close tomorrow. hundreds of teachers took tomorrow off making a four-day weekend with veterans day and they say there's a lack of tuteh staff shortages are hitting the north pole. department store santas are in short supply this season due to covid concerns. one report found the number of avaluable santas is down 15%. we turn now to the premature baby being called a miracle. he is finally home after being born at 21 weeks. here's abc's andrea fujii. >> reporter: this morning a celebration for a little fighter who beat the odds and is now a world record holder. [ cheers and applause ] this is 16-month-old curtis means. a smiling healthy baby boy, but this was curtis when he was born at just 21 weeks weighing less than a pound at 14.8 ounces. his chance of survival, less than 1%.
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>> i knew it was too early to have him, and i would just like pray to say, please keep my kids here. >> reporter: now he wor for the most premature baby to survive. wednesday the hospital where he was born, the university of alabama at birmingham, surprised curtis and has mom with the award. >> when having a good day, i'd just go over there him to him, pray and hold my hand over him. >> reporter: she went into labor with twins nearly four months early in july of last year. she says the neonatal medical staff rushed to help with around the clock care with her babies hooked up to ventilators. sadly curtis' sister died one day later, but after 275 days curtis finally went home. the nurses and doctors who cared for curtis now marveling at his progress. >> curtis was different. he was -- i know his title said
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21 weeks and 1 day, but his physiology acted a little bit more mature, which was to his favor. >> we just knew in our heart that this was the smallest baby we've seen and we knew he would go home. >> reporter: curtis' mom says he's active now and already trying to talk. curtis was born at 5 months and 1 week. he beat the previous record holder by a single day. mona, andrew. >> that baby born a fighter. andrea, thank you. coming up, why america may be on the verge of a baby boom. but first the biggest moments from country music's biggest night. ♪ i've lost count of how many asthma attacks i've had. but my nunormal with nucala? fewer asthma attacks. nucala is a once-monthly add-on injection for severe eosinophilic asthma. not for sudden breathing problems. allergic reactions can occur. get help right away for swelling of face, mouth, tongue, or trouble breathing. infections that can cause shingles have occurred. don't stop steroids unless told by your doctor. tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection. may cause headache, injection-site reactions,
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