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it's thursday, july 22nd, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." >> we have a pandemic for those who haven't gotten the vaccination. it's that basic, that simple. >> the president's plea as covid cases go back up. mr. biden makes a new pitch to the unvaccinated and weighs in about masks in schools. olympic ouster. onayheummeram ustof the kick olill drama. the bipartisan investigation into the january 6th riot hits a wall after all five republicans wall after all five republicans are pulled from the committee. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president biden is pleading with americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. during a cnn town hall last night, mr. biden said it's become a pandemic for the unvaccinated as the contagious delta variant spreads across the u.s. he expressed frustration over the slowing vaccination rate across the nation, but he's optimistic that kids under the age of 12 will soon be approved for the shot. laura podesta has more. >> reporter: at a cnn town hall in ohio last night, president biden said the vaccine has ended the covid-19 pandemic for many americans. >> we've lost more people in the ople, than every major war we've fought in the united states of america. that's come to a screeching halt for those who have been vaccinated. >> reporter: mr. biden expects the to grant an emergency use
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authorization for children under 12 to get the vaccine soon and said unvaccinated students should wear masks in school this fall. >> if you're vaccinated, you shouldn't wear a mask. if you aren't vaccinated, you should be wearing a mask. >> reporter: 48% of americans are fully vaccinated. in missouri, that number is just 40%. >> you don't want it to be your child. >> reporter: kristin ruthstron can't wait to get her three young sons protected from the virus. >> we know that the vaccination is what is going to help keep our kids safe. >> reporter: at children's mercy in kansas city, missouri, 11 children are currently in the hospital battling covid-19. >> some have underlying conditions but some are healthy, normal kia t ofenag >>orissoi govr parson l program to encourage residents to get their shots. >> i ask you to turn off the clutter. all the misinformation that's out there, all the people that have a political agenda to talk about this virus. >> reporter: the cdc is set to
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meet today to discuss whether or not covid booster shots are needed. it will also address new concerns about the efficacy of the johnson & johnson vaccine. >> that was laura podesta reporting. now, breaking developments just one day before the opening air is morse of the tokyo summer olympics. four more residents have tested positive for covid-19 including two athletes. one is from the netherlands, and the other is from the czech republic. at least 91 people accredited for the games have tested positive for the virus since the beginning of the month, and the director for the opening ceremonies has been fired. the organizing committee ousted kentaro kobayashi. it comes after video emerged of him joking about the holocaust during a comedy act back in 1998. japan's olympic minister said that she learned about the optiicbout bipartisan ring his
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on monday to begin debate. >> remember last four years, we had infrastructure week every week. we didn't do a thing. but it's necessary. i mean it. it's going to not only increase job opportunities, it will mother commerce. it's a -- increase commerce. it's a good thing. >> yesterday senate republicans blocked the start of formal debate on the bill. lawmakers continue to haggle over public transit funding and how to pay for the entire package. there's a capitol hill clash over the capitol hill riot. plans to form a special committee to investigate the deadly january 6th attack have fallen apart. house minority leader kevin mccarthy pulled all five republican members fro tnel yees picks were cted.nion expin what happ [ chrs ] rnter a s the new battle over the fate of a select
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committee established to investigate the attack. in a bold move, house speaker nancy pelosi rejected two of the five republicans on the panel. ohio's jim jordan and indiana's jim banks. the speaker suggested the two staunch allies of the former president who voted against certifying the election would jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. house minority leader kevin mccarthy shot back immediately -- >> an egregious use of power. pelosi has broken this institution. >> reporter: congressman jordan and banks had both criticized the panel calling it another attempt to impeach mr. trump. >> this is impeachment round three for the democrats. >> reporter: wyoming republican liz cheney appointed by democrats remains on the committee. miity le and frohose two members has been mestigaon that is focused s. >> reporr: demrati teimony from law enforcement f
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officers who were on the front lines as part of their probe to get to the root causes of the riot. >> this is serious business here. this isn't a game. >> reporter: leader mccarthy says republicans are prepared to launch their own committee to probe the january 6th attack. asked about his accusations of playing politics, speaker pelosi told reporters, "i don't care." nikole killion, cbs news, capitol hill. disgraced hollywood producer harvey weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape charges in los angeles. he appeared in court yesterday in a wheelchair. he was extradited from new york a day earlier where he was serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault. he's accused of attacking five women between 2004 and 2013 in los angeles and beverly hills. weinstein says any sexual contact he had with the women was consensual. if convicted in california, weinstein could spend the rest of his life in prison. coming up, dangerous
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discovery. how 15 invasive potentially threatening live giant african snails wound up at a texas airport. and soccer storm. players try to get away as a dust devil rolls in during a game. this is the "cbs morning news." [swords clashing] - had enough? - no... arthritis. here. new aspercreme arthritis. full prescription-strength? reduces inflammation? thank the gods. don't thank them too soon. kick pain with aspercreme.
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dr. biden toured the alaska native medical center in anchorage yesterday and met with medical staff. she then departed for tokyo where she landed earlier today. she will have dinner with the prime minister, meet the emperor, and attend tomorrow's opening ceremony. the "san francisco chronicle" reports pacific gas and electric says that it will bury 10,000 miles of its power lines to reduce the risk of wildfires in california. the company's aging equipment has been blamed for several wildfires in recent years, including a fire in 2018 that killed 85 people and destroyed the town of paradise. an investigation is under way to determine if a pg&e power line caused an 85,000-acre wildfire now in northern california. the company says the plan would take ten years to complete and cost up to $20 billion. >> this is an undereducation that no one has.
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the bucks have done it. the long wait has ended after a half century. the milwaukee bucks are nba champions once again! >> the party continues for the new nba champions. the bucks will take part in a parade through downtown milwaukee today. a celebration will follow in the deer district with players, coaches, and executives. this is the team's first nba title since 1971. on the cbs "money watch" now, a landmark settlement is reached in the nation's opioid crisis, and china unveils what could be the world's fastest train. diane king hall is in new york at the stock exchange there with those stories and morning. good mng eporter: goorning, ne-mie. stocks clod a se strai day fueley strong corporate eng renewed investor optimism about
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the u.s. economic recovery. united airlines, chipotle and coca cole beat estimates. the dow rallied 280 points, the s&p 500 rose 35. there's a landmark settlement agreement in america's opioid epidemic. attorneys general reached a $26 billion settlement with johnson & johnson and three other companies that distributed opioid painkillers as addiction and overdose deaths skyrocketed in the u.s. states now have 30 days to decide whether to agree to the deal. local government have five months to sign on. no invite required. clubhouses now open to anyone who wants to listen. the live audio-only app exploded during the pandemic. previously it required people to be invited or join a waitlist to subscribe. the new change comes as the platform faces competition from social media heavy hitters like
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facebook and twitter come have launched similar services. in a rush? china rolled possibly the fasted bullet train. the mag-lev, magnetic levitation, can travel up to 373 miles per hour. it uses electromagnetic force to levitate above the track with no contact between the train and rail. developers in china need to build more of these special tracks before the public can use the train on a large scale. anne-marie? >> i was looking up -- you need a comparison to what that means because the number is so large. the acela, basically pretty much offer fastest train here, maximum speed 150 miles per hour. more than double. >> which is -- it's impressive what it can do. we need one here. we are in the future. meet george jetson. >> exactly. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange.
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nasa says its perseverance rover is getting ready to start looking for signs of ancient microbial life on the red planet. the rover landed on mars in february and has traveled about 3,000 feet to an area that scientist think could contain evidence of past life. the rover will drill into rocks and take soil samples that will one day be brought back to earth. the long-awaited opening ceremonies for the tokyo summer olympics take place tomorrow. and we now know who the flag bearers are for the u.s. team. for the first time ever, there will be two people. eddy alvarez, the first baseball player to carry the flag for the u.s. he's also competed in the winter olympics. he won a silver medal in speed skating in the 2014 joined by f olympic women's basketball gold medalist sue bird. they were chosen in a vote by other american athletes. it's a case of like mother, like daughter for singer mariah
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our top story this morning -- president biden is expressing frustration over the slowing covid-19 vaccination rate across the nation. during a cnn town hall last night, he said that it's become a pandemic for the unvaccinated as the contagious delta variant fuels new infections in the u.s. a cbs news investigation looks into the spike of edible marijuana overdoses among children. gummies and other sweets containing an ingredient meant for adults are sending kids to the emergency room. jeff pegues reports. >> reporter: last month, elizabeth berry felt helpless as it became clear something was
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very wrong with her 21-month-old son, oliver. >> when i laid him down in his crib, he kind of went rigid and started shaking and crying. >> reporter: within an hour he was in the ho.ijuanahat gives us a high. oliver had managed to open this tin containing edible cannabis gummies that elizabeth used to help her sleep. to him it looked like candy. as a parent, what is going through your mind when you found out that he had eaten 15 gummies? >> my first thought was i did this to him. you know, this is my fault. >> reporter: the number of children 12 and under who have ingested thc edibles at home jumped from 132 in 2016 to almost 2,500 last year. those requiring medical care jumped astronomically, too. dr. brian schultz was part of the team at children's national hospital in washington that treated oliver. >> if you're going to use these
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substances, just realize that they look very attractive to kids. they're often tomatimes package tins or packages that look attractive to kids. >> one, two, three -- >> reporter: oliver made a full recovery. he's back to his old self. mom elizabeth is not. >> what's terrifying is i know that if he found the gummies again, he would eat them again, which is why it's so important i think to lock these up and to have them really out of reach. >> reporter: doctors say don't just hide edibles, lock them up, too. this is becoming an issue with more states legalizing marijuana and ads edibles become common in homes with kids. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. coming up on "cbs this morning," as the opening ceremonies for the tokyo olympics are set to get under way, there are new rules about athletes protesting at the games. we'll speak with former american
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sprinter john carlos who's protest in 1978 at the olympics changed history. and in "a more perfect union" how american veterans are on a new mission to learn how to become farmers on land once owned by george washington. and six-time grammy winner brandi carlile joins us in studio 57 to talk about her new music and what it's like to go back on tour after the pandemic. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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