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it's wednesday, april 14th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." pressing pause. a major setback for the johnson & johnson vaccine as the u.s. recommends pausing the use of the single-shot dose. another night of unrest. more protests in the minneapolis area following a police shooting of duante wright. what we could learn about the officer who fired the fatal shot. i felt that derek chauvin was justified -- >> a witness in derek chauvin's murder trial defends his restraint of george floyd. what the cross-examination what the cross-examination revealed. captioning funded by cbs good morning.
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good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with a safety review of the johnson & johnson coronavirus vaccine. the vaccine is currently on pause after six women in the u.s. developed rare blood clotting issues. one of them died. another is in critical condition. now the pause is expected to last only a few days. today the cdc will meet to discuss the next steps and when the single-shot dose can resume. debra alfarone is tracking the latest. >> reporter: all 50 states have suspended their use of johnson & johnson's covid-19 vaccine. federal health officials recommended the move after six women developed blood clots after getting the shot. >> this is a recommendation, and it's not a mandate. it's out of an abundance of caution. >> reporter: the johnson & johnson vaccine first became available in early march. it has since been administered to roughly seven million people. a fact emphasized by experts like dr. anthony fauci. >> there have been six out of
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the 6.85 million doses which is less than one in a million. >> reporter: the blood clots also occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 48. their symptoms began six to 13 days after they got the shot. one woman died. another is in critical condition. the cdc will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the blood clotting cases. they're expecting to vote on whether the issue is significant enough for the pause to continue. the johnson & johnson vaccine pause is not expected to have a significant impact on the national immunization effort. >> we have more than enough supply of pfizer and moderna vaccines to continue the current pace of about three million shots per day. >> reporter: the rest of the world is facing a more serious setback. many nations have been counting on johnson & johnson's single-dose vaccine, and the company had promised to produce enough to vaccinate a billion people by the end of the year.
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debra alfarone, silver spring, maryland. ahead on "cbs this morning" we will talk with the u.s. surgeon general on how the j&j pause may affect vaccine hesitancy. the minnesota police officer who shot and killed duante wright during a traffic stop will find out whether she'll face criminal charges. officer kim parter, a 26-year veteran, resigned yesterday. the police chief, tim gannon also announced he's stepping down. on monday, gannon released video of the shooting saying potter accidentally grabbed her gun instead of a taser. skyler henry is in minneapolis. so this comes as protesters clash with police for a third straight night. >> reporter: hey, good morning. that's right. law enforcement made several arrests last night after officials say that members of the crowd threw bottles and bricks and even attempted to spray mace at some of the
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officers in brooklyn center after a third night of protests calling for justice in the death of 20-year-old duante wright. curfews are still in effect for several cities in the minneapolis metro area as the twin cities pay attention to not only what happens in brooklyn center but in minneapolis, and the latest in the trial against derek chauvin. april snow and a heavy police presence didn't stop protesters in brooklyn park, minnesota, on tuesday. police say these bricks, cans, and other objects were thrown at them last night. >> as the evening unfolded, the event devolved. >> reporter: earlier in the day, peaceful protesters marched through the streets calling for justice in the death of 20-year-old duante wright who died during a traffic stop sunday when officer kim potter mistakenly mistook her pistol for a taser. the 26-year veteran resigned yesterday. >> the person is no longer a
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police officer. they'll be held accountable for their actions. >> reporter: potter said she believed her resignation was in the best interests of the community. the washington county district attorney may decide today if any criminal charges will be filed against her. >> this mom is grieving -- >> reporter: the family of george floyd offered its support to wright's family as they followed the murder trial of derek chauvin. >> we will fight for justice for this family just like we're fighting for our brother. >> reporter: yesterday a use of force expert testified for the defense that chauvin's actions were justified. >> in your opinion, was this a use of deadly force? >> it was not. police officers don't have to fight fair. they're allowed to overcome your resistance. >> reporter: the prosecution pushed back. >> what part of this is not compliant? >> you know, a compliant person would have both their hands in the small of their back and be resting comfortably versus like he's still moving around. >> did you say resting comfortably? >> reporter: the defense has not said if chauvin will testify. now whether chauvin takes the
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stand remains to be seen, but it could open him up for cross-examination. now legal experts say that the opportunity would potentially allow chauvin to express some remorse or sympathy for the actions of that day. now the judge overseeing this case says that he expects the defense to wrap up its arguments by the end of the week. anne-marie? >> skyler henry in minnesota, thank you very much. president biden today is expected to formally announce the withdrawal of all u.s. troops from afghanistan, ending america's longest war. he's expected to lay out plans for the remaining 2,500 troops to leave by september 11th. the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on america. mr. biden's decision defies a may 1st deadline for full withdrawal under a peace agreement that the trump administration reached with the taliban last year. meantime, president biden is set to address a joint session of congress for the first time on april 28th.
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the night before his 100th day in office. he accepted the invitation last night from speaker of the house nancy pelosi. the speech will give mr. biden a chance to update americans on his agenda, including his massive $2 trillion infrastructure plan. there was an emotional ceremony honoring veteran capitol police officer billy evans who was killed in the line of duty. fellow officers, congressional leaders, and evans' family watched as his casket left the u.s. capitol yesterday. the procession passed by the security barricade where a man in a car ran down evan on good friday. the 41-year-old laid an honor at -- laid in honor at the capitol rotunda for the memorial, and his two children clung to their mom during the ceremony. president biden spoke directly to the fallen officer's family. >> losing a son, daughter, brother, sister, mom, dad, is like losing a piece of your soul. but it's buried deep, but it comes back.
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>> evans will be buried tomorrow after a private funeral in his home state of massachusetts. so coming up, two new arrests in the case of kristin smart. a california college student who vanished nearly 25 years ago. and a benefit concert. some of the biggest names in musical will help raise money for global covid vaccination distribution. money for global covid vaccination distribution. dignity. it demands a rapid covid test, because we all deserve an answer. it demands your heart stays connected to your doctor, so you know it's beating as it should. and a rapid test to help evaluate concussion, in case something were to happen. at abbott, we fight for these moments, developing life-changing technologies. because dignity demands it. ♪ ♪ brushing only reaches 25% of your mouth. listerine® cleans virtually 100%. helping to prevent gum disease and bad breath.
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on the "morning newsstand." the "los angeles times" reports a longtime suspect in the 1996 disappearance of a california college student is now under arrest. 44-year-old paul flores was taken into custody yesterday on suspension of murdering 19-year-old kristin smart. flores' 80-year-old father was also arrested for allegedly helping his son dispose of smart's remains. her body was never found. flores was the last person seen with smart on the campus of cal poly san luis obispo university before she vanished. now the sheriff said that this is the first step toward justice for the smart family. >> we have committed to them that we are not going to stop until kristin has been recovered no matter what the cost, no matter what the time. we're committed to that, and i know they believe in us. i know they believe that we will -- we will find kristin. >> the sheriff said arrest
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warrants were issued after a search of flores' father's home last month turned up new evidence. a podcast also produced new witnesses. and "the washington post" says an associate of florida republican representative matt gaetz is said to be cooperating with prosecutors in a an investigation. according to a person familiar with the matter, tax collector joel greenberg has been providing information about how he and gaetz would pay women for sex using cash or gifts. that is a potential violation of federal trafficking laws. greenberg is reportedly seeking a plea deal after being charged with multiple crimes including sex trafficking of a child. gaetz has denied he paid women for sex. still ahead, disney updates its dress code for workers. why you might see more tattoos on cast members during your next visit to a theme park.
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forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ disney is updating its dress code for employees. the company will now allow appropriate visible tattoos and gender inclusive hairstyles for the first time ever. the changes apply to employees at its theme parks in both california and florida. it's part of a broader push toward inclusion and diversity. on the cbs "money watch" now, a move to reduce heavy metals in baby food, and a new taco bell restaurant offers a high-tech experience. diane king hall is in new york with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning. stock futures are largely mixed after a choppy session on wall street yesterday. blue chips were weighed down by a drop in charges of johnson & johnson following the news of a pause in its vaccine rollout. so the dow dropped 68 points.
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the nasdaq rallied 146, and the s&p 500 added 13 points. cracking down on baby food. the fda plans to propose limits on arsenic, lead, and mercury in baby food. the move comes after a congressional report found some infant foods are tainted with toxic heavy metals. the agency says it realizes americans want zero toxic elements in the food but said these elements occur in our air, water, and soil. right now the government does not regulate most toxic metals in infant and baby food. americans are buying less toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, and paper towels. sales have fallen to 32% in past three months compared to the same time last year. the market researcher found sales of household and cleaning products remains higher than they were before the pandemic hit. overall, it found consumers are buying at a more normal pace instead of hoarding, allowing suppliers to keep up with demand. and taco bell today is opening a futuristic restaurant in the big apple.
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this is the inside of the fast food chain's latest location in times square. it has no menu boards and is full of modern bright colors. people can order ahead or on site at a digital kiosk. customers who order their tacos ahead of time can collect their meals from a food locker. the companies have gained popularity during the pandemic because they keep consumers' orders fresh and annoyed unnecessary contact. anne-marie? >> just as long as i can order extra guac, i am happy. >> there you go. >> diane king hall. diane in new york, thank you so much. >> all right. up next, a concert for a cause. some of the biggest names in music will raise money for global covid vaccines. we'll tell you who is performing. raise money for global covid vaccines. and still going for my best. even though i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib not caused by a heart valve problem. so if there's a better treatment than warfarin, i'm reaching for that. eliquis. eliquis is proven to reduce stroke risk better than warfarin. plus has significantly less
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ ♪ that's a new song from mick jagger celebrating the end of pandemic lockdown in england. "eazy sleazy" looks at the down sides of being cooped up at home. the rolling stones legend teamed up with dave grohl of the foo fighters who plays bass
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and drum. jagger says the song is about coming out of lockdown with much-needed optimism. dave grohl and the foo fighters will join artists including jennifer lopez, eddy vedder, and h.e.r. for a concert. selena gomez will host vax live. global citizen will ask countries to pledge $22 billion to provide two billion vaccine doses, tests, and treatments to the world's poorest nations by the end of the year. it also wants governments to donate excess vaccine doses to frontline workers. >> this is really an opportunity to call on world leaders to make sure that the 27 million heroic health care workers around the world that don't yet have access to a vaccine can get access over the coming months. >> the concert will air on broadcast networks and streaming services may 8th. and fans of the hit netflix series "bridgerton" will be able to enjoy two more seasons. yesterday the streaming service borrowed a page from the show.
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it announced that it is being renewed for a third and fourth season in the style of writing seen in lady whistledown's society papers. the second season of "bridgerton" is already in production. it will focus on anthony bridgerton's search for love. the breakout star of the first season, rege-jean page, will not be returning for the second season. and a college softball player did something that's never been done before in naacp -- ncaa division-one play. in a seventh inning perfect game sunday, university of north texas pitcher hope trautwein struck out all 21 university of arkansas pine bluffs batters she faced. two other pitchers in ncaa division softball history have recorded 21 strikeouts in a seven inning game before, but never were perfect games in which no batters reached base. so coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk with country music singer kane brown who's nominated for two acms ahead of the awards show. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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healthful. flarful. beneful. ♪ our top stories this morning -- the johnson & johnson covid vaccine is on hold in the u.s. federal health officials are examining a rare blood clotting disorder that emerged in six women who got the vaccine. one of them died. the cdc will meet today discuss when the single-shot dose can resume. and president biden today is expected to formally announce the withdrawal of all u.s. troops from afghanistan, ending america's longest war. he wlae remaining 2,500 troops to leave by september 11th. the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on america.
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millions of people have spent the past year working at home, and face-to-face meetings with now done virtually. new technology is changing how we interact on line. michael george explains. and i can reach out and grab it, too? >> exactly. i'll hand it to you -- >> reporter: virtual meetings can look a whole lot different thanks to these -- microsoft hollow lens two. >> you pinch your fingers to draw -- >> reporter: i'm wearing a pair in new york and can talk to microsoft's greg sullivan in the seattle area. through the lens i see his avatar in my apartment, and he can see mine. the company calls it microsoft mesh. >> you can imagine we're brainstorming on a new movie, "attack of the hermit crabs." there's the hermit crab in space. we can story board and collaborate. >> reporter: other companies offer similar technology. >> class is a hands-free device for smarter and faster hands-on work. >> reporter: google currently
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sells the glass enterprise two, allowing a mechanic to see instructions for a repair or helping doctors view patient records in realtime. >> you can look from the top, the side, the bottom. >> reporter: last year surgeons at the uc children's health hospital used headsets to prepare for an operation to separate conjoined twins. the doctors needed to figure out how to detangle shared blood vessels. >> two clips here eventually is the plan? >> i think that's what i would do. >> reporter: eventually microsoft wants to upgrade from avatars to a lifelike meeting in -- lifelike images in a mesh meeting. it's technology that turns the virtual world into a hands-on experience. michael george, cbs news, new york. hollow lens two is being marketed to businesses. right now microsoft mesh is available to developers who are experimenting with uses for the technology. so coming up on "cbs this morning," we're going to speak
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with u.s. surgeon general dr. murthy about the pause of the johnson & johnson vaccine and how it may affect vaccine hesitancy. plus, we're going to take you to brazil where a covid variant is spreading across the country and having a devastating impact. manuel bojorquez has the latest from there. and we will talk with country music singer kane brown who's nominated for two acms ahead of the awards show. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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